Andrew Hines, the defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series champ and a two-time winner at Brainerd International Raceway, rode his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson to the qualifying lead with a performance of 6.937 at 190.54 the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at BIR.
“Believe me, this is a big breath of fresh air for me,” said Hines, who is third in points and still looking for his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season. “It’s been a struggle for me pretty much all year. I got away with that one win there in Charlotte, but to run the way that we did just now, it’s nice to have a quick bike going into Saturday, and I’m going to take it as it comes.”
Series leader Eddie Krawiec was second with a 6.949 at 191.97 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson and Hector Arana Jr. rode his Lucas Oil Buell to the third spot with a 6.951 at 193.88. Alligator farmer Jerry Savoie qualified fourth on his Suzuki with a 6.994 at 192.49.