VANCIL OUT FRONT IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE AFTER A
WIN IN ARIZONA.
Just two rounds into the 2007
AHDRA series, and it's already clear this season's championship hunt could be
more competitive than ever in several of the categories. The Screamin' Eagle Arizona Bike Week
Nationals presented by Chandler Harley-Davidson and Arrowhead Harley-Davidson,
AHDRA's Western opener, was legitimate proof.
Screamin Eagle Nitro Harley
Rider of the Vance and Hines/Drag
Specialties Nitro Harley Doug Vancil took the Top Fuel point’s lead with a win
at round No. 2 of the AHDRA series on the first weekend of April.
Vancil is undoubtedly one of the most highly decorated dragbike racers
today. The steadfast Nitro Harley pilot has held numerous performance
records and earned a pair of championships in the defunct-IHRA Top Fuel Harley
class and the AHDRA championship in 2004.
Vancil recognizes the ultra-competitive climate in the category and candidly
expressed what it will take to earn the championship in 2007.
"We only won two races last year and it's going to take a lot more than
that to get the job done out here," Vancil said. "It all
comes down to consistency."
For 2007, with the help of Vance and Hines, Vancil developed a new
beefier 196 cubic inch motor. The power plant is 37 cubes larger than the
159 cubic inch motor he started 2006 with.