Pro Bike Klash, Saturday qualifying at IRP

INDIANAPOLIS (September 4, 2004) Andrew Hines of Vance and Hines Racing made history as he joined his brother Matt, as the first brother duo to win the K& N Filters Pro Bike Klash on Saturday. Hines defeated his teammate GT Tonglet with a...

INDIANAPOLIS (September 4, 2004) Andrew Hines of Vance and Hines Racing made history as he joined his brother Matt, as the first brother duo to win the K& N Filters Pro Bike Klash on Saturday. Hines defeated his teammate GT Tonglet with a winning run of 7.203 seconds at 186.10mph to a losing run of 7.270 seconds at 183.99mph.

"This is huge for Harley and was huge for our team," said Hines following his win over Tonglet. "We had both bikes in the finals and it didn't mater who wins the race because we are out there as friends."

In the Pro Stock field it was the point's leader, Greg Anderson, taking over the number one qualifying spot with a blistering pass of 6.794 seconds at 201.88mph.

"I was stressed as ever because ever one brings there 'A' game to this race," said Anderson. "This is really awesome, if you're going to get that pole you have to earn it and we earned it tonight."

In Funny Car, it was John Force saving the best for last as on the final run of the night he bested his teammate for the top qualifying position. Force took the pole position with a run of 4.479 seconds at 323.12mph.

"We debated on putting more clutch into it and seeing what it does," said Force. "Since St. Louis the car has been coming around and this is a good place to get a good run."

Doug Kallita kept hold of the Top Fuel qualifying spot with his run of 4.544 at 320.51 mph.

In the Pro Stock Bike class it was Chip Ellis taking the top spot with a run of 7.137 seconds at 185.69mph.

Sunday's racing highlight will be when the Skoal Funny Car Show Down, featuring the top eight funny cars take to the track at 12:30 P. M.

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Greg Anderson , Andrew Hines , GT Tonglet , Chip Ellis