2017-11-11 Eddie Krawiec won his 4th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, while qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.
Clinching the world title Krawiec started by winning his first race of the season at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida and his second at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Krawiec cemented his fourth crown with four wins in the first five races and took the points lead when the team left the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, N.C.
“I have to give this to teamwork,” Krawiec said. “All the guys that stand behind me when I’m on my motorcycle and make it go up and down the drag strip as fast as it does. Everybody at Vance & Hines and NHRA for giving me a great place to race. I just couldn’t do it without my team. What makes it really special is I have my father, my wife and my little girl Kayden at home. This is something special.”
Krawiec raced his Vance & Hines Harley Davidson to a 6.781 second pass at 197.68 mph to earn his sixth No. 1 of this season and the 29th of his career.