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Cycle News 2013 Issue 38 September 24

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COUNTDOWN: ROUND 2/SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 TEXAS MOTORPLEX/DALLAS, TEXAS DRAG RACING P56 NHRA PRO STOCK SERIES COMEBACK COMPLETE THE SCREAMIN' EAGLE HARLEY-DAVIDSON TEAM GOES BACKTO-BACK AS EDDIE KRAWIEC GETS FIRST WIN OF 2013 BY KEVIN MCKENNA PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT POLITO T he competition had to know this day was coming. Nearly a year after a drastic rules change took away the four-valve engine combination that carried Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines to wins in 15 of 16 events, the Screamin' Eagle Har- ley team has clawed its way back to the top of the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. One week after Hines won the Charlotte round, Krawiec scored his first win of the season at the AAA of Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex just outside Dallas. Unlike last season when he simply out-powered many of his opponents, Krawiec, the reign- ing class champion, used his riding ability to win the final round as he gained a sizable starting line advantage against Viper Motorcycle Co. Buell's Matt Smith and held on for the win with a 6.95 elapsed time, crossing the finish line ahead of Smith's quicker 6.91-second run. "I'm just happy to be here," Krawiec said. "A lot of luck went

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