Andrew Hines claimed his second victory of the season and 44th of his career, tying him for most victories in the history of the two-wheel class with the late Dave Schultz. He outran Angelle Sampey in the final round, clocking a 6.858 at 194.91 on his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson, to the 6.893 at 193.40 produced by Sampey’s Precision Service Equipment/Star Racing Buell.

Hines advanced to the final with round-wins over Chip Ellis, Michael Ray, and Steve Johnson.

“We had a good motorcycle all weekend; it was just a matter of making the straight, consistent runs that we needed to,” said Hines of his third Chicago win. “That’s what allows you to go out there and turn on four win lights. I’ve always loved this track, and I always seem to excel at the hot racetracks. You have to be on top of your tune-up these days, and you can’t cut anyone any slack.”

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues July 22-24 with the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway near Denver.