Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec has won three NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championships since joining the Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines motorcycle drag racing team in 2007, claiming the title in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Krawiec began his motorcycle drag-racing career in 1999. He earned nine wins in the AMA Pro Star series, finished second twice in Pro Star points (2002 and 2003) and he made his NHRA debut in 2004. He was working as the manager of Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J., when he was invited to join the Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines team for the 2007 season.
In his first full NHRA season, Krawiec qualified for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs and finished the season seventh in points. In 2008, he qualified seventh for the Countdown and won 14 of a possible 20 rounds during the five- race playoffs to win the 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship. Krawiec was only the second driver in NHRA history, and the first since Rob Bruins (Top Fuel) in 1979, to win a national championship without winning a national event during that race season.
Krawiec regained the title in 2011, winning four events to claim his second Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. He successfully defended his Pro Stock Motorcycle title in 2012, dominating the class with nine wins in 11 final-round appearances, twice winning at three events in a row.
Krawiec finished third in Pro Stock Motorcycle points in 2013, and finished second in points to his Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance and Hines teammate Andrew Hines in both 2014 and 2015.
Krawiec has won 30 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle events in 56 final-round appearances.
Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship (2008, 2011-12)
Two-time Pro Bike Battle Champion (2008 and 2015)
2015 wins/final rounds: 4/8
First NHRA start: Englishtown 2004
Career NHRA wins /final rounds: 30/56
First AMA Pro Star start: Atco (N.J.) 1999
Career AMA Pro Star wins/final rounds: 9/23
Career-best NHRA elapsed time: 6.730 seconds
Career-best NHRA speed: 199.26 mph (National Record from March 2011 to March 2015)
2016 | Raced to five victories and two runner-up finishes during the season. Won two consecutive Countdown events (Reading, Dallas). Secured six No. 1 qualifications. Finished second in the NHRA Mello Yello Points Standings for the second consecutive year. Led the points for the first nine consecutive races
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 appearance
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.