SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – April 26, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Vance & Hines announced today that six-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) drag racing champion Andrew Hines and four-time champion Eddie Krawiec will return to the track for the remainder of the 2021 season after sitting out the first two PSM events.
Both Hines and Krawiec will ride motorcycles equipped with Vance & Hines’ recently announced VH160VT engine and NHRA-approved Buell 1190RX bodywork. They join three-time champion Angelle Sampey as part of the winningest team in NHRA PSM history.
“It was hard to sit out the beginning of the 2021 NHRA Season,” said Andrew Hines. “Not having a helmet at the starting line was an odd feeling, but both Eddie and I had our hands full at the RDC (Vance & Hines Racing Development Center). It was important for the business that we launch our two new racing engines and the components that our customers need. When we went to the NHRA events in Florida and Nevada it was great to see our engines perform, but I really wanted to grab my gear and be on the track.”
“We both felt like fish out of water,” stated Krawiec. “As cool as it is to create two new motors for the racing community, it’s even more exciting to be on the track using the new v-twin engine.”
“There’s no better example of how important racing is to the work we do,” said Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy. “Andrew and Eddie help create and launch two of our most important new products, and now they will be at the track using them at the highest level of motorcycle drag racing. No other company has the talent and the experience that we have at Vance & Hines.”
In February, Vance & Hines announced a new, Suzuki-based drag race engine which made its debut at NHRA’s Gatornationals in Gainesville FL. Two weeks ago, the company announced its new v-twin motor which will be available to teams for NHRA PSM racing.
The NHRA continues their season with this weekend’s Southern Nationals in Commerce GA, followed by the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, NC.
About Vance & Hines
The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company’s mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company’s inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center in Brow https://vanceandhines.com
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