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Andrew Hines records first 6-second Prostock Motorcycle Pass

March 21, 2005 Andrew Hines became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to break the 6-second barrier with a 6.991 @ 196.16 MPH pass during qualifying for the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainsville, FL. 

Hines made the historic pass on his second qualifying attempt on Friday March 18 with the Screamin Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson, etching his name forever in the record books and nailing the $10,000 bonus for becoming the first member of the Mickey Thompson 6-Second Club. 

Hines is the 2004 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Motorcycle champion.

We have two new bikes for this Harley-Davidson team and the difference between last years bike and this one is night and day, Hines said. There is a lot of great competition out there and we kept hearing about these quick numbers other teams were producing during off-season testing, but we just kept doing our own thing. That paid off big time. 

Hines went out in the second round to Steve Johnson on the Snap-on Tools Suzuki with a red light.  Steve went on to win the even with a 7.139 to 7.161 pass over Craig Treble on the Matco Tools Suzuki. 

Andrews brother Matt Hines is a three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion (1997, 1998, and 1999), was the first to make a 7.0 second pass and is the current MPH record holder at 194.10. 

Hines, Johnson, and Treble all use HPCs HiPerCoat ceramic-aluminum exhaust coating on their headers. 

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Vance & Hines Racing

Harley-Davidson Racing

Steve Johnson Racing

Craig Treble Racing