Vance & Hines Goes For Eye Candy

Cycle News Staff | August 31, 2012

The Vance & Hines/Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle team is undefeated thus far in 2012 in NHRA Pro Stock racing. This weekend they’ll see if they can keep that streak alive while all decked out in Hard Candy Custom paint schemes.

Andrew Hines and Eddie Krawiec will debut the Hard Candy Custom paint jobs at this weekend’s Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oils Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Krawiec supporting breast cancer awareness month with his Hard Candy Pink Flake while teammate Hines goes with the Hardd Candy Luck Green. Hines will keep his color through the rest of the season with Krawiec set to switch to Hard Candy Purple Flake at the end of this month.

“Hard Candy Custom is old-school cool,” said Harley-Davidson Racing Manager Kris Schoonover. “Fans who have been following the NHRA for a long time might even remember when colors like these with the sparkle of metal flake were first popular in the early 1970s. It’s a look that young customizers have rediscovered, and it’s going to be fun to take a break from our traditional black, silver and orange for awhile and race in these dramatic colors that we have just introduced on some of our new motorcycles.”

Krawiec, the defending Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, has six wins in 2012, including the last three in a row. Hines has won three times as the team looks for its first win at Indy since 1999.