Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod
Krawiec suffers first-round loss
St. Louis, Sunday: Eddie Krawiec was 12th in points coming into the weekend. Krawiec qualified in the No. 12 spot with a 7.080 at 188.15 before posting a first round loss for the second time this season.
Krawiec's 7.081 at 188.17 was not quick enough to beat Craig Treble's 7.027 at 191.46 on his Team Tigue Suzuki.
"We need to do some serious research and development before the next race," Hines said. "We're a little behind everyone now and we need to improve our qualifying position in order to bring lane choice into each round. We just need to regroup, focus more on the task at hand and figure it all out. "
Krawiec may have just four races under his belt with the Screamin' Eagle team, but he knows the group is capable of turning things around before they take on the next race – the NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., on June 7-10.
"We have to remain upbeat and be confident that we can work this out," Krawiec said. "It's clear that we're making improvements. We took the data we had from last week's DNQ in Atlanta, improved on it and got qualified for the show. We had consistent numbers this weekend and that's a step in the right direction. We just didn't have quick enough numbers to get past the first round."
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