Krawiec brings potential to Hines

first_imgFurthermore, he has been the drag strip manager at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., since 2001 and a track employee since 1999. It’s the chance of a lifetime. There are no secrets about Andrew Hines’ talent on a NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles. Three successive championships have answered all questions. There will plenty to learn about Eddie Krawiec, who will join Hines on the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson factory team in Gainesville, Fla., next month. The 30-year-old Krawiec is a former AMA Prostar series regular but has failed to qualify in eight NHRA national events. “This is something I’ve been after for a long time,” Krawiec said. “I’ve been around drag racing for a long time and I hope my past experience is going to help make the transition smooth. “I didn’t have the benefit of the knowledge and equipment until now. I think that is going to make all the difference and I can’t wait to get to the first event and be part of this championship-winning team.” HORSE OF NEW COLOR For the past three years, Eric Medlen has driven the black-and-green Castrol Ford Mustang for John Force Racing. That won’t be the case in 2007. Medlen, who has won six national events in his young career, will have a different paint scheme at various races. center_img “The only difference this year than any other year is that, on the outside, the car’s going to change from race-to-race,” Medlen said. “That gives us a chance to give added value to our major sponsors in markets that are most important to them. “Like, we’ll have big Auto Club identification here and at the two Texas races (Houston and Dallas). In two weeks, when we go to Phoenix (for the CSK Nationals), that’s the home base for Mach 1 Air Services, one of our newest sponsors. So there we’ll get to be the `Mach 1 Mustang’ which has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img