The Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines team brings Harley-Davidson high-performance to the top level of professional drag racing. Champions four of the past six seasons in the Pro Stock Motorcycle division of the National Hot Rod Association Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, the Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines team wins with American V-Twin powered Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycles. Plus, it teams up two of the best riders in the world, former champions Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec.
"We had one of our most successful seasons ever in 2009," said Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines team owner Byron Hines, "except that we did not retain the championship that Eddie earned with the team in 2008. In 2010, we’ll be racing to put the number 1 back on one of the Screamin’ Eagle V-Rods."
The Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines team will be racing the same Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycles the team campaigned in 2009. Those bikes featured a new fuel-injected V-Twin engine with four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshafts, resting in a new racing frame designed by Vance & Hines.
Before the fifth race of the 17-event 2009 season, the NHRA increased by 20 pounds the minimum weight of the team’s V-Rod bikes, from 620 to 640 pounds, part of NHRA’s ongoing efforts at maintaining competition and parity within the category.
The minimum weight of Buell (625 pounds) and Suzuki (595 pounds) motorcycles was unchanged. For 2010 the team will further develop the transmission to accommodate this added weight, according to Byron Hines.
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