Fast Qualifying Field at the Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia

April 18, 2009 by  
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Andrew Hines set a track record during Friday’s Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 29th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia. Hines’ first qualifying run on the Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines V-Rod was a 7.008 second elapsed time at 190.65 MPH, putting him sixth in the field. During Firday’s second qualifying session, Hines ran an impressive 6.877 E.T. at 195.03 MPH, which set a track record and gave him the number one spot.

The Friday qualifying sessions were fast, with the top 13 riders running sub-seven second elapsed times. PSM champion Eddie Krawiec wasn’t far behind Hines, as his Screamin’ Eagle / Vance & Hines V-Rod was the second fastest entry with a 6.881 E.T. at 194.49 MPH.

Douglas Horne and his Horne Racing Buell was seventh in Friday’s qualifying with a 6.934 E.T. at 193.57 MPH. Other notable qualifiers were Wesley Wells and his Kendall Suzuki, qualifying 11th and Michael Phillips qualifying twelfth on his MPR & Damn Sport Suzuki with a 6.995 second E.T. at 195.08 MPH. Steve Johnson was just outside of the qualifying on Friday with a 6.996 E.T. at 189.34 MPH, which was thirteenth fastest.

Qualifying continues on Saturday and will be televised on ESPN2 the same day (April 18th) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM EST.

Qualifying standings at the end of Friday’s sessions.
Rider Sponsor & Bike ET Speed
Andrew Hines Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.877 195.03
Eddie Krawiec Screamin' Eagle/Vance & Hines 6.881 194.49
Karen Stoffer Geico Suzuki 6.912 193.02
Hector Arana Lucas Oil Buell 6.924 194.02
Craig Treble Team Scream Suzuki 6.929 194.52
Matt Smith Nitrofish Suzuki 6.932 193.49
Douglas Horne Horne Racing Buell 6.934 193.57
Junior Pippin Stone Mountain & Granite Mountain HD Buell 6.964 190.27
Shawn Gann Rum Bum Racing Buell 6.971 188.23
Matt Guidera Rocklin Motorsports Buell 6.984 191.13
Wesley Wells Kendall Suzuki 6.986 191.21
Michael Phillips MPR & Damn Sport Suzuki 6.995 195.08

Yet to qualify:
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson Racing Wyotech S 6.996 189.34
LE Tonglet Suzuki 7.047 188.78
David Hope VRoom Racing Buell 7.071 187.96
Mike Berry MB Machining/ LAT Racing Oil Buell 7.102 187.83
Bailey Whitaker Rum Bum Buell 7.143 185.28
Joe DeSantis Javelina H-D & Green H-D Suzuk 7.178 189.04
Darin McCurdy G&M Racing Suzuki 7.194 184.25
Ryan Schnitz Team Muzzy Kawasaki 7.210 183.05
Angie McBride NitroFish/MSR/Redline Oil Buel 7.241 160.79
Katie Sullivan Suzuki 7.284 179.21
Redell Harris Master P/No Limit Record Suzuk 7.425 180.00
James Surber South County Cycles Racing Bue 7.675 149.17

Timing data courtesy of NHRA.

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