ON THE THROTTLE
Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion. Hines made his professional drag racing debut with the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle team in 2002 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. In 2004, at age 21, he became the youngest world champion in NHRA history when he rode a Harley-Davidson V-Rod to the Pro Stock Motorcycle title.
In 2005, Hines opened the season at Gainesville with a 6.991-second run to become the first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to make a pass under seven seconds. Hines won the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship again in 2005 and 2006.In 2012 Hines scored a career-best six event wins in 11 final-round appearances, and on Oct. 9, 2012, set a new Pro Stock Motorcycle national Elapsed Time (ET) record of 6.728 seconds at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. Hines qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoff series, and finished second in season points.
Andrew is the son of Vance & Hines Motorsports co-founder Byron Hines, whose teams have earned 11 national drag racing championships. His older brother, Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines crew chief Matt Hines, also was a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion.
Andrew Hines works in the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines race shop and is an active participant in the assembly and testing of the team’s Harley-Davidson V-Rod Pro Stock motorcycles.
Name: Andrew Hines
2013PSM: Harley-Davidson Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® #2
Residence: Avon, Ind.
Birthplace: Villa Park, Calif.
Date of birth: May 25, 1983
Team owners: Terry Vance & Byron Hines
First NHRA start: Denver 2002
Career NHRA wins/final rounds: 30/53
Career-best elapsed time: 6.728 seconds
Career-best speed: 198.73 mph
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship (2004-'06)
Four-time Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle Champion (2004, 2006-‘07, 2009)
2012: Career-best six wins in 11 final-round appearances. Won for the first time at the U.S. Nationals. Set new NHRA National Pro Stock Motorcycle ET record of 6.728 seconds. Qualified second of the Countdown and finished second in the championship points standings.
2011: Set career-best E.T. and speed; won Houston and Pomona 2; qualified fourth for Countdown and finished third in championship points standings.
2010: Won five races, tying his career-best wins in a season. Raced to seven-consecutive final-round appearances with three wins and four runner-up finishes. Was the number-one qualifier for the Countdown to the Championship, making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season; Set a new PSM record for elapsed time (Indianapolis); Won multiple races for the seventh consecutive season. Finished season second in points.
2009: A winner in three (Norwalk, Sonoma, Las Vegas) of four final-round appearances; Number two qualifier for the Countdown to the Championships playoffs; Finished season third in PSM points; Winner of the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle bonus event in Indianapolis.
2008: Went to the final round at three of the first four races with wins in Atlanta and St. Louis; Led the points from Race three through 10; Matched his second-best round-win total (31); Competed in his 100th career race.
2007: Earned appearance in inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1; Won a career best five of seven final round appearances.
2006: Earned his third consecutive world championship title; Won three of five final round appearances.
2005: Earned second consecutive world championship title; Became first rider to run sub six seconds; Set national records for elapsed time (6.968 seconds) and speed (197.45 mph); Won two of five final round appearances; Topped the qualifying fields at nine of 15 events.
2004: Earned first career NHRA world championship, the first for Harley-Davidson and the first NHRA championship won with a motorcycle powered by a V-Twin engine; recorded category E.T. record; led the point standings for the entire season; had a category-best eight No. 1 qualifying positions; won three of four final-round appearances.
2003: Was the runner-up at Sonoma, the first final-round appearance of his career.
2002: Made professional debut at Denver. Finalist for the Auto Club Road to the Future award honoring the sport’s Rookie of the Year.
Marital status: Married
Height/weight: 6' 0", 160 lbs.
Notable: Was the youngest world champion in NHRA history at age 21.
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..