Pro Stock Motorcycle Results from
50th NHRA Auto Club Finals

By Jay Wells

Andrew Hines captured his fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship and first since 2006 when he claimed the first-round win over Katie Sullivan.  Hines raced to six victories during the season to earn his first championship in the Countdown era aboard his Screamin’ Eagle Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to write ‘4x’ next to my name,” Hines said.  “It was nice to finally get it done, but also to get it done with a win.  I didn’t really want to have to be the guy who waited for someone else to lose to clinch it.  It’s great to get that big trophy and that big check, but the biggest trophies I have are my wife, Tanya, and my kids, Declan and Rion.”

Hector Arana Jr. went on to claim the race victory on his Lucas Oil Buell, taking his second win of the season and ninth of his career by outrunning Hines’ teammate Eddie Krawiec in the final round.

“I popped the clutch and never saw Eddie,” Arana Jr. said.  “My bike went straight down the track and it was an amazing feeling.  This is going to be a good off-season.  I’m glad we got the win for the team.  This is a good confidence booster.  It’s good for our morale for the next four months.”










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