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With the national speed record in their hands, Lucas Oil Buell racer Hector Arana Jr. and his team look forward to breaking the elusive 200-mph barrier in the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class in 2015. Arana broke Eddie Krawiec’s three-year-old mark of 199.26 mph in the final round of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals last Sunday in Charlotte.

Arana’s speed was tantalizingly close to 200 mph, 199.88. “Breaking the 200-mph barrier is the last big accomplishment in our sport of drag racing,” Arana said. “The first one who does it is going to be the one who goes down in history. They’re going to be the one who everybody remembers going 200 mph. You’re not going to remember the second one to do it; you’ll only remember the first one.” For more on this story, visit