MIKE ROMINE IS AWARDED TOP HONORS IN SCREAMIN' EAGLE NITRO HARLEY NHRA EXHIBITION SERIESAHDRA All Harley Drag Racing Association
Return to Press Release Archive MIKE ROMINE
IS AWARDED TOP HONORSIN SCREAMIN' EAGLE NITRO HARLEY NHRA EXHIBITION SERIES
WINSTON-SALEM, NC, December 12, 2005 - Mike Romine
of Sturgis, MI, has a pair of championships to celebrate as a result of the 2005 points standings.Not only was he
the winner in the AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley points chase, but he
has also been awarded the championship title in the NHRA Screamin' Eagle Nitro Harley Exhibition Series.
was the #2 qualifier and advanced to the semis before being defeated by Greg Grove (then riding for Ray Price H-D).
At the O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN, Romine
qualified fifth.In the opening round of eliminations he
was paired with the #4 qualifier, Doug Vancil of Albuquerque, NM.Both had good runs.Romine
was the obvious winner, but an object flying into a timing sensor left him with no clocked time.After review, he
was awarded the round.
In the semis, he
went on to advance over the #1 qualifier, Mike Lehman (W. Palm Beach, FL), but was reported to have big engine problems following that round.
Taking his chances with the injured bike, Romine
came to the line against Larry "Drums" Brancaccio (#3 qualifier) of Nutley, NJ, in the finals and with nearly identical reaction times.
qualified #3 at the event and advanced to the semis before Tommy Grimes (#2 qualifier) of Pfafftown, NC, took him out with a 6.290 at 222.51 mph.
While Mike Romine
and the H-D of Salt Lake City race team captured both championship titles, Doug Vancil and the Vance & Hines/Drag Specialties team finished second in both series.