do believe that the fans expect me to pick up where my brother Matt
is a three-time champion and 30-time national event winner, so right now I feel as if I'm racing in his
shadow.At this point in my career, I
can't even begin to compare myself to Matt
or my dad, because this is only my second full season and they have years of experience behind them.It does feel great when I
sit back and realize that my dad and Matt
tune the bike, and I
always have their foundation of knowledge to help answer my questions and give me the best possible motorcycle to ride.
John Myers, Dave Schultz, Byron Hines, Terry Vance, and my brother Matt
were all inspirations to me as a kid.
In April of 2002, I
realized my dream when I
received my PSB license with the guidance from my teammate GT Tonglet, as well as Matt
and my dad.Now I'm part of the best team in drag racing, and riding the coolest motorcycle ever built.
have an outstanding team around me. From my dad and my brother Matt
, to Joe Vanderbrink, Greg Cope, Meredith Schultz, and Ray Veirs, I'd take this group over anyone.There isn't a better team in all of motorsports in myopinion.I'm really just another name on the Vance & Hines roster of champions."
This is the fourth NHRA Pro Stock Bike world championship for the Hines family, as Andrew's older brother Matt
won three championships from 1997-'99.Matt
was previously the sport's youngest champion, as he
was 25 when he
first title in '97.
too much grief over replacing him as the youngest champion in NHRA history because I
wouldn't have won it if he
wasn't tuning this bike."
...Matt Hotch, Owner and Master Innovator of HotMatch Custom Cycles, the current Discovery Channel Biker Build Off Champion is the first custom builder to come on board with Powertye.
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