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Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec has won three NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championships since joining the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines motorcycle drag racing team in 2007, claiming 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, finished second twice in Pro Star points (2002 and 2003) and he made his NHRA debut in 2004. He 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 for the 2007 season.
In his first full NHRA season, Krawiec qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs and finished the season seventh in points. In 2008, he qualified seventh for the Countdown and won 14 of a possible 20 rounds during the five- race playoffs to win the 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. Krawiec was only the second driver in NHRA history, and the first since Rob Bruins (Top Fuel) in 1979, to win a national championship without winning a national event during that race season.
Krawiec regained the title in 2011, winning four events to claim his second Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. He 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.
Krawiec finished third in Pro Stock Motorcycle points in 2013, and finished second in points to his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance and Hines teammate Andrew Hines in both 2014 and 2015.
Krawiec has won 30 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle events in 56 final-round appearances.
Name: Eddie Krawiec
2016 PSM: Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® #2
Team owners: Terry Vance & Byron Hines
Residence: Avon, Ind.
Birthplace: Bayonne, N.J.
Date of birth: Dec. 6, 1976
Marital status: Married
Height/weight: 5'8", 150 lbs.
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Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship (2008, 2011-12)
Two-time Pro Bike Battle Champion (2008 and 2015)
2015 wins/final rounds: 4/8
First NHRA start: Englishtown 2004
Career NHRA wins /final rounds: 30/56
First AMA Pro Star start: Atco (N.J.) 1999
Career AMA Pro Star wins/final rounds: 9/23
Career-best NHRA elapsed time: 6.730 seconds
Career-best NHRA speed: 199.26 mph (National Record from March 2011 to March 2015)
2015: Raced to four victories in eight final-round appearances, won three consecutive events (Denver, Sonoma, Brainerd) and was the top qualifier four times. The top seed for the Countdown to the Championship, Krawiec finished the season in second place, 43 points behind his teammate, Andrew Hines.
2014: Raced to five victories in eight final-round appearances, won three consecutive events (Sonoma, Indianapolis, Charlotte 2) and scored his first career win at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Krawiec was the second seed for the Countdown to the Championship and finished the season in second place, 69 points behind teammate Andrew Hines.
2013: Struggled early in the season to defend his Pro Stock Motorcycle championship as the team adapted to new engine rules, but fought back to claim the seventh spot in the Countdown to the Championship, winning two of the final six races including a victory in his sixth-straight final-round appearance at the season-ending NHRA Finals in Pomona. Finished third in season points.
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 a new the National Record for PSM top speed of 199.26 MPH in Gainesville; Won four events, was number-one Countdown seed, and 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. 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; Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle Champion.
2007: Joined Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines team, first full NHRA season.
2004: Made NHRA debut at Englishtown.