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Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Chicago, Ill.
(June 5-8)

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Eddie Krawiec
Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Krawiec falls to teammate

Chicago, Sunday: Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Eddie Krawiec qualified seventh with a 7.106 pass. Krawiec (7.158) defeated Rockland Motorsports Buell rider Matt Guidera (7.189) to win his first-round race, and would face his teammate, Hines, in the second round. Severe weather moved through the area, however, and delayed the racing action for nearly four hours. When the second round resumed, Krawiec left early and gave the win to Hines on a red light. Krawiec was fighting electrical problems all weekend, which appeared to be solved before the second round.

“We were chasing a misfire since the second round of qualifying, and finally got it fixed for the second round against Andrew,” said Krawiec. “There were four red lights in that lane on Sunday, but it was especially disappointing to leave early because the bike made a really strong pass.”

Krawiec will be on familiar territory when the NHRA makes its next stop at Englishtown, N.J., where he was the track manager at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for six years before joining the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team.

“Mentally I’ll be 100 percent at Englishtown,” he said. “That’s my home track and I’ve probably made more passes there than all the riders in Pro Stock Motorcycle combined. There’s nothing I don’t know about the track, and that’s an advantage for me.”

Krawiec is seventh with 273 points.

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