Hines Scores Victory for Harley-Davidson at NHRA U.S. Nationals

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Indianapolis might be known for the big round oval with open-wheel car racing occurs, but Lucas Oil Raceway sees its fair share of action. This past weekend it hosted the NHRA U.S. Nationals, and Harley-Davidson brought home the victory in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class.

Andrew Hines had been struggling most of the day with his V-Rod, qualifying in the middle of the pack. “The Screamin’ Eagle team really had to work hard to get my V-Rod running right today, but we saved that best run for the final,” said Hines. That last run, though, was the one he needed to pull off, and seeds Hines first with 2,110 points heading into the Countdown to the Championship.

His mid-pack, come-from-behind victory has never been achieved from so far back in the field, according to representatives from NHRA. Any way you cut it, that’s a heck of a victory.

Hines will be at Countdown to the Championship September 16-18 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.

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Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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