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Luiz is Selected Athlete of the Month

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Charelle Luiz sits in race car, Sudden Impact III

  Race car driver Charelle Luiz has been selected the Big Island Athlete of the Month for October.

  Luiz, 20, became the first female to win a points title in the 7.90 index class at the Hilo Drag Strip.  She also earned the Big Island Auto Club’s coveted Driver of the Year for her class.

  In the 7.90 class, dragsters try to get down the quarter mile strip in exactly or close to 7.90 seconds.  To achieve that feat drivers are averagining between 160 and 170 miles per hour.

  Luiz’ drives for Ellsworth Fontes, owner of Sudden Impact III.  Fontes, along with the Big Dog, nominated Luiz for the Athlete of the Month awards and she was selected over about a dozen other nominees.

  For the complete story on Luiz go to https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/luiz-named-driver-of-the-year/

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , | Leave a comment