Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance and Hines rider Eddie Krawiec is a three-time NHRA® Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion, riding a Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson V-Rod to the title in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Krawiec began his motorcycle drag-racing career in 1999. He earned nine wins in the AMA Pro Star series and twice finished second in Pro Star points (2002-‘03). He made his NHRA debut in 2004, and was working as the manager of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., when he was invited to join the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team before the 2007 season. In his first full NHRA season, Krawiec qualified for the Countdown playoffs and finished seventh in season points. In 2008, he qualified seventh for the Countdown and won 14 of a possible 20 rounds during the five-race playoffs, and won the 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. Krawiec was only second driver and first since Rob Bruins (TF) in 1979 to win a championship without winning a race. Krawiec won four events and claimed his second Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2011.
Krawiec successfully defended his Pro Stock Motorcycle title in 2012, dominating the class with nine wins in 11 final-round appearances, twice winning at three events in a row. He was the top qualifier for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs and won the championship by 82 points. On March 2, 2012, Krawiec set a new NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle national Elapsed Time (ET) record of 6.750 seconds at Gainesville, Fla., a mark that was surpassed later in the season by his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance and Hines teammate, Andrew Hines.
Krawiec set the Pro Stock Motorcycle top-speed record of 199.26 mph at Gainesville in 2011.
Name: Eddie Krawiec
2013 PSM: Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® #1
Residence: Avon, Ind.
Birthplace: Bayonne, N.J.
Date of birth: Dec. 6, 1976
Team owners: Terry Vance & Byron Hines
2012 wins/final rounds: 9/11
First NHRA start: Englishtown 2004
Career NHRA wins/final rounds: 20/35
First AMA Prostar start: Atco (N.J.) 1999
Career AMA Prostar wins/final rounds: 9/23
Career-best NHRA elapsed time: 6.750 seconds
Career-best NHRA speed: 199.26 mph (National Record)
2012: Won his third career NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship with career-best nine event wins and 11 final-round appearances; Scored his first win at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, his home track; Set a new NHRA National ET record.
2011: Won his second career world championship; Set the national speed record in Gainesville; Won four events; Was number-one Countdown seed; Set career-best time and speed.
2010: Bookended the season with wins at Gainesville and Pomona 2; Set the national elapsed time record at Pomona 2; Set career-best time and speed. Countdown qualifier for third consecutive year. Finished third in season points.
2009: Five NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Wins; Second in PSM points
2008: NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion
2008: Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle Champion
2007: Joined Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines team, first full NHRA season
2004: Made NHRA debut at Englishtown
1999: Started racing in the AMA Prostar series
Finished a career-best second place in Prostar standings twice (2002-'03)
Earned nine wins in 23 career final rounds in Prostar
Marital status: Married
Height/weight: 5'8", 150 lbs.
Notable: Started working for Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in 1999; became its drag strip manager in 2001. In 2008, became only the second racer in NHRA history to earn a national title without winning a national event during that racing season.
Krawiec did not commit a single red light foul (leaving the starting line early) during the 2009 season, while scoring five wins in 11 final-round appearances.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit harley-davidson.com.
The Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle team is sponsored by Matco Tools, Dunlop and Traxxas.