NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Returns to Brainerd Raceway

Andrew Hines. Photo courtesy of Harley-Davidson.

NHRA officials announced that after a two-year hiatus, Pro Stock Motorcycle will return to the pro category lineup at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in 2015. The two-wheel class last competed at Brainerd in 2012. Defending world champion Andrew Hines holds track performance records at 6.865 seconds (2012) and 196.82 mph (2005). The Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider is also the winningest active rider at the track with two victories. Other past Brainerd winners who are expected to challenge Hines for the bike victory in 2015 are Hector Arana Sr., Eddie Krawiec, Matt Smith and LE Tonglet.

In 2015, Pro Stock Motorcycle will once again be featured at 16 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events, including 10 races in the regular season and six in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, NHRA's playoffs. To purchase tickets for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, please call (866) 444-4455 or visit http://www.brainerdraceway.com. The Pro Stock Motorcycle season kicks-off in Florida at the 46th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, at Gainesville Raceway, March 12-15. For tickets to the bike season-opener, please call (800) 884-NHRA (6472) or visit http://www.nhra.com/tickets.

2015 NHRA Mello Yello Series Schedule (Pro Stock Motorcycle)

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Regular Season

March 12-15 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Gainesville, Fla.

March 27-29 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Charlotte, N.C.

May 15-17 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals Atlanta

June 4-7 Toyota NHRA Summernationals Englishtown, N.J.

July 2-5 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Norwalk, Ohio

July 9-12 NHRA Route 66 Nationals Chicago

July 24-26 Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals Denver

July 31-Aug. 2 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Sonoma, Calif.

Aug. 20-23 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd, Minn.

Sept. 2-7 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Indianapolis

NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

Sept. 18-20 NHRA Carolina Nationals Charlotte, N.C.

Sept. 25-27 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals St. Louis

Oct. 1-4 NHRA Keystone Nationals Reading, Pa.

Oct. 15-18 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Dallas

Oct. 29-Nov. 1 NHRA Toyota Nationals Las Vegas

Nov. 12-15 Auto Club NHRA Finals Pomona, Calif.