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 2010, Hines won five events, was the number-one qualifier for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, and finished the season in second place by just four points. In 2011, Hines won two races and finished third 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
2011PSM: Screamin' Eagle®/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson® V-Rod®
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: 25/43
Career-best elapsed time: 6.794 seconds
Career-best speed: 198.73 mph
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (2004-'06)
Four-time Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle Champion (2004, 2006-'07, 2009) 2011: Posted wins at Houston and Pomona. Finished season third in points.
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. 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.