NHRA Route 66 Pro Stock Motorcycle Race Results

Hines runs consistent 6.8s to put the Screamin’ Eagle Vance and Hines Harley-Davidson in the victory circle.

Andrew Hines, Route 66 Nationals
“We had a good motorcycle all weekend it was just a matter of making the straight, consistent runs that we needed to,” said Hines of his third Chicago win.©Motorcyclist

In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Andrew Hines claimed his second victory of the season and 44th of his career at the K&N Filters Route 66 Nationals, tying him for most victories in the history of the two-wheel class with the late Dave Schultz. He outran Angelle Sampey in the final round, clocking a 6.858 at 194.91 on his Screamin' Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson, to the 6.893 at 193.40 produced by Sampey's Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell.

Hines advanced to the final with round wins over Chip Ellis, Michael Ray and Steve Johnson.

Andrew Hines 44th victory
Andrew Hines is now tied for most victories in the history of the two-wheel class with the late Dave Schultz.©Motorcyclist

“We had a good motorcycle all weekend it was just a matter of making the straight, consistent runs that we needed to,” said Hines of his third Chicago win. “That’s what allows you to go out there and turn on four win lights. I’ve always loved this track and I always seem to excel at the hot racetracks. You have to be on top of your tune-up these days and you can’t cut anyone any slack.”

Matt Smith's Victory Gunner
Matt Smith's Victory Gunner was the quickest in Pro Stock Motorcycle during qualifying at the Route 66 Nationals.©Motorcyclist

Victory Racing's Matt Smith was low qualifier of the Route 66 Nationals with a 6.842-second pass at 195.51 mph. It was his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season and 24th of his career. Smith met up with former teammate Michael Ray in the first round of eliminations and was unable find the power that the Gunner had in qualifying. Smith got off the line first and held the lead up to the 60-foot mark. Ray then reeled him in with a 6.902-second run at 193.38 mph to a losing 7.089 at 190.78. Ray lost in the next round to event champion Hines.

Pro Stock Motorcycle Points Standings (following the fifth of 16 events)
1. Eddie Krawiec, Brownsburg, Ind., Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (639)
2. Andrew Hines, Brownsburg, Ind., Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson (505)
3. Angelle Sampey, Mathews, La., Precision Service Equipment Buell (471) 4. Jerry Savoie, Cut Off, La., Savoie's Alligator Farm Suzuki (428)
5. Hector Arana Sr., Milltown, Ind., Lucas Oil Buell (344) 6. Chip Ellis, Brownsburg, Ind., PiranaZ Buell (333)
7. LE Tonglet, Metairie, La., Nitro Fish Suzuki (289)
8. Steve Johnson, Irondale, Ala., RaceTheVote Suzuki (258) 9. Matt Smith, King, N.C., Nitro Fish Victory (235)
10. Michael Ray, UPI Buell, (228)