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Fri, 05 Dec 2014, 11:56 AM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Returns to Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

GLENDORA, Calif. -- 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, it was announced today by NHRA officials.

With a storied history at the popular NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in central Minnesota, NHRA's Pro Stock Motorcycle teams will once again thrill fans at BIR with amazing six-second runs at more than 190 mph at the penultimate regular season event.

The two-wheel class last competed at Brainerd in 2012. Defending world champion Andrew Hines holds both ends of the track performance record 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 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 A full Pro Stock Motorcycle schedule is listed below.

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.

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