Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines is the defending and five-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle World Champion. Hines won three consecutive championships from 2004-2006, won again in 2014, and in 2015 became the first and youngest rider to win five Pro Stock Motorcycle titles since Dave Schultz reached that mark in 1994. Andrew Hines is also the youngest racer to reach the milestone of winning five NHRA championships. In 14 professional seasons Hines has 42 career wins, second place all-time in Pro Stock Motorcycle behind Schultz, who tallied 45 victories and six championships during his career.
Andrew Hines holds the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle elapsed time national record of 6.728 seconds, set on a Screamin’ Eagle® Harley-Davidson® V-Rod motorcycle at Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, Pa., on October 9, 2012.
Andrew Hines made his professional drag racing debut with the Screamin’ Eagle team in 2002 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. In 2004, at age 21, he became the youngest world champion in NHRA history as he rode the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson V-Rod to the Pro Stock Motorcycle title.
In 2005, Hines opened the season at Gainesville with a 6.991- second run to become the first Pro Stock Motorcycle rider to make a pass under seven seconds.
Andrew is the son of Vance & Hines Motorsports co-founder Byron Hines, whose teams have earned more than 14 national drag racing championships. His older brother, Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines crew chief Matt Hines, also was a three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion.
Andrew Hines works in the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines race shop and is an active participant in the assembly and testing of the team’s Harley-Davidson V-Rod Pro Stock motorcycles.
Andrew Hines has won at least one Pro Stock Motorcycle event each season since 2004.
Five-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship (2004-06, 2014-15)
Five-time Pro Bike Battle Champion (2004, 2006-‘07, 2009, 2014)
2015 wins/final rounds: 4/5
First NHRA start: Denver 2002
Career NHRA wins /final rounds: 42/68
Career-best elapsed time: 6.728 seconds
Career-best speed: 199.23 mph
2016 | Raced to five wins. Posted four runner-up finishes. Earned No. 1 qualifying positions at Denver and Reading. Led the points for five races. Qualified for the Countdown playoffs for the third consecutive year
2015 | Won his fifth world championship during the season-ending event in Pomona. Raced to four wins in five final-round appearances, including three wins in the six-race Countdown playoffs, as he climbed from the third seed to take the title. Earned a No. 1 qualifying position at Brainerd.
2014 | Secured his fourth world championship during the season ending event in Pomona; raced to six wins; posted two runner-up finishes during the year; won the inaugural MiraMonte Records Pro Bike Battle in Sonoma.
2013 | Faced a challenging year as the team adapted to new engine rules. Missed the Countdown to the Championship for the first time in his career, but finished the season with a win at Charlotte and 11th in the championship points standings.
2012 | Career-best six wins in 11 final-round appearances. Won for the first time at the U.S. Nationals. Set new NHRA National Pro Stock Motorcycle ET record of 6.728 seconds. Qualified second of the Countdown and finished second in the championship points standings.
2011 | Set career-best speed; won Houston and Pomona 2; qualified fourth for Countdown and finished third in championship points standings.
2010 | Won five races, tying his career-best wins in a season. Raced to seven-consecutive final-round appearances with three wins and four runner-up finishes. Was the number-one qualifier for the Countdown to the Championship, making the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season; Set a new PSM record for elapsed time (Indianapolis); Won multiple races for the seventh consecutive season. Finished season second in points.
2009 | A winner in three (Norwalk, Sonoma, Las Vegas) of four final-round appearances; Number two qualifier for the Countdown to the Championships playoffs; Finished season third in PSM points; Winner of the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle bonus event in Indianapolis.
2008 | Went to the final round at three of the first four races with wins in Atlanta and St. Louis; Led the points from Race three through 10; Matched his second-best round-win total (31); Competed in his 100th career race.
2007 | Earned appearance in inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1; Won a career best five of seven final round appearances.
2006 | Earned his third consecutive world championship title; Won three of five final round appearances.
2005 | Earned second consecutive world championship title; Became first rider to run sub six seconds; Set national records for elapsed time (6.968 seconds) and speed (197.45 mph); Won two of five final round appearances; Topped the qualifying fields at nine of 15 events.
2004 | Earned first career NHRA world championship, the first for Harley-Davidson and the first NHRA championship won with a motorcycle powered by a V-Twin engine; led the point standings for the entire season; had a category-best eight No. 1 qualifying positions; won three of four final-round appearances.
2003 | Was the runner-up at Sonoma, the first final-round appearance of his career.
2002 | Made professional debut at Denver. Finalist for the Auto Club Road to the Future award honoring the sport’s Rookie of the Year.