The defending world champion Krawiec currently leads the Pro Stock Motorcycle class after a 6.780 at 198.76 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson during his first pass of the day qualifier at the 31st annual Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway. The four-time world champion is chasing his second consecutive No. 1 qualifying spot of the as he also looks to expand upon his category-best three wins in 2018.
“It’s a big challenge coming from the high altitude of Denver back to sea level with this great air quality which makes it exciting,” Krawiec said. “This is a big change for our timing and how we ride these bikes, but we had a real good, clean run right off the truck and I’m very thankful for that.”
Hector Arana Jr. finds himself second following a 6.803 at 200.11 on his Lucas Oil Racing TV EBR during the first round of qualifying as he remains the only rider in the class to have broken the 200-mph barrier.