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Big Island Auto Club July 2012 Points Meet Results

BIAC July Points Meet results

The Big Island Auto Club Points Meet was held July 14-15 at the Hilo Drag Strip. Results follow:

Saturday pro-gas events

7.90 index winner: Buddy Loeffler (Mt. View) in a Cavalier (8.13 sec/147 mph); runner-up, Augie Taroma (Hilo) in a Camaro (8.54 sec/142 mph).

• 8.90 index winner: Dean Kalawe (Keaau) in a S-10 pickup (8.96 sec/130 mph); runner-up, Barry Mizuno (Hilo) in a ‘55 Chevy Bel-Air (9.05 ec/150 mph).

9.90 index winner: Jonathan Santiago (Keaau) in a roadster (10.17 sec/112 mph). Santiago wins on a hole shot; runner-up, Bear Barrilleux (Hilo) in a VW Bug (10.17 sec/112 mph).

10.90 index winner: Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Nova (11.80 sec/ 119 mph); runner-up, Richard Hill (Hilo) in a Camaro (red light time of 14.07 sec/ 66 mph).

11.90 index winner: Kaike DePonte (Keaau) in a Camaro (12.01 sec/114 mph); runner-up, David Crowl (Keaau) in a Nova (12.64 sec/119 mph).

12.90 index winner: Chris Mulliken (Volcano) in a Honda (13.15 sec/85 mph); runner-up, Gary Prose (Hilo) in a Mazda pickup (13.78 sec/103 mph).

Sunday Bracket race events

Junior Dragster winner: Caisey Francis (Paauilo), 12.47 sec/62 mph; runner-up, Kaimi Francis (Hilo), mechanical failure on starting line.

Sports Compact Bracket winner: Ian Bernard (Pahoa) in a Honda (19.28 sec/72 mph); runner-up, Chris Mulliken (Volcano), 13.92 sec/103 mph. Bernard wins on a hole shot and better reaction time.

Mega Bracket winner: Rain ended the race before the final run was made. Earnings split between Davy Watanabe (Hilo) in a Chevelle and Paul Crivello (Hilo) in a digger (rail).

• Closest to the dial-in for Saturday: Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Nova, running a 10.92 second run in the 10.90 index.

• Closest to the dial in for Sunday: Ian Bernard (Pahoa) in a Honda, running a 19.6 second run in the sports compact bracket race.

• Best reaction time for Saturday: Kaike DePonte (Keaau) in a Camaro, 0.01 seconds.

• Best reaction time for Sunday: Buddy Loeffler (Mt. View) in a Cavalier, 0.007 seconds.

• Next race: The August Points Meet, Aug. 4-5 at the Hilo Drag Strip.

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Island Auto Club Drag Racing results for April 21-22

The Big Island Auto Club held its third annual VW Bug-In as well as an April points race April 21-22 at Hilo Drag Strip a benefit for the Hawaii Island Food Basket. Next up is the Memorial Day Drag Races, May 26-27.

Pro gas

8.90 index: Winner, Gary Mizuno (Hilo) in a ‘55 Chevy Bel-Air (8.90 seconds/147 mph). Runner-up, David Francis (Paauilo) in a Camaro (8.96/155).

9.90: Winner, Davy Watanabe (Hilo) in a Chevelle (9.93/132). Runner-up, Jonathon Santiago (Keaau) in a Roadster (9.96/133).

10.90: Winner, Raycen Wong (Hilo) in an Olds Starfire (11.05/132; Wong wins on a hole shot). Runner-up, Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Nova (10.98/132).

11.90: Winner, Dave Crowl (Keaau) in a Nova (12.03/113). Runner-up, Kaike DePonte (Keaau) in a Camaro (12.14/124).

12.90: Ian Bernard (Papaikou) in a Toyota (13.30/79; Bernard wins on a hole shot). Runner-up, Gary Prose (Hilo) in a Mazda Pickup (13.18/103).

Pro Gas motorcycle: Winner, John Malson (Hilo) on a Honda (9.72/140). Runner-up, Sheldon Asejo (Hilo) on a Suzuki (10.83/134). Sunday ET Bracket

Junior dragster: Winner, Kaimi Francis (Hilo) (9.75/63). Runner-up, Sydney Koga (Mt. View) (11.26/54).

Bracket I: Winner, Raycen Wong (Hilo) in an Olds Starfire (10.28/99). Runner-up, Jonathan Santiago (Keaau) in a Roadster (Santiago tripped the light too early).

Bracket II: Winner, Laurence Cacabellos (Papaaloa) in a Vega (11.74/110). Runner-up, Keenan Francis (Honokaa) in a Nova (12.18/112).

Bracket motorcycle: Winner, Sheldon Asejo (Hilo) on a Suzuki (9.86/139). Runner-up, John Melson (Hilo) on a Honda (red-lighted, 9.86/133).

Sports compact bracket: Winner, Kimo Kamanu (Hilo) in a Honda (12.48/100). Runner-up, Kevin Adlic (Pahoa) in a Honda (13.59/118).

“Bug” bracket: Winner, Danny Namihira (Keeau) in a VW bug (10.55/111). Runner-up, Terry Enos (Hilo) in a VW digger (12.07/107).

Fastest car on the track: “Pyro” Pete Comandini (Waikoloa) in a jet-powered car (7.00/231).

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo Drag Racing – Full Results from Saturday, Aug 6

The Big Island Auto Club held pro gas events Saturday at Hilo Drag Strip, but rain canceled Sunday’s pro gas events.

8.90 index   Winner — David Francis (Paauilo) in a Camaro (8.98 seconds/154 mph).

Runner-up — Gary De Rego (Honokaa) in a Nova (9.27/144).

9.90   Winner — Donnley Koga (Kurtistown) in a Camaro (9.99/132).

Runner-up — Jonathan Santiago (Keaau) in a Roadster (10.24/131).

10.90   Winner — Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Nova (10.94/132).

Runner-up– George Berdon (Kailua-Kona) in a VW (mechanical problem on the starting line; did not complete race).

11.90   Winner — Brad Miprano (Hilo) in Dodge pickup truck (11.85/112).

Runner-up — Jerry Andrade (Hilo) in a Vega station wagon (11.79/107)

12.90   Winner — Wayne Costa Jr. (Pahoa) in a Honda (13.38/95).

Runner-up — Ian Bernard (Papaikou) in a Nova (13.82/94).

Pro-gas motorcycle   Winner – Reggie Leite (Hilo) on a Yamaha (8.84/152).

Runner-up – Bricen Baruela (Hilo) on a Yamaha (10.44/120).

Stray Kats    Motorsports competition

Outlaw   Winner — Shane Kamahele (Hilo) in a Toyota (10.71/131).

Runner-up — Donn Pinnow (Hilo) in a Honda (36.77/16 mph; mechanical problems).

Superstreet   Winner — Michael Okumura (Pahala) in a Honda (12.37/114).

Runner-up — Rob Gavel (Hilo) in a Honda (12.48/108).

Supercomp   Winner — Michael Okumura (Pahala) in a Honda (14.23/69).

Runner-up — Rob Gavel (Hilo) in a Honda (18.64/59; lost on a red light).

Closest to dial in: Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Nova (10.94).

Best reaction time: Gary De Rego (Honokaa) in a Nova (0.073).

Next races: Labor Day Drags, Sept. 3-4 at Hilo Drag Strip.

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hilo Drag Strip, Race Results

Big Island Auto Club Drag Race Results

                      Pro-gas

8.90 index winner–Kiah Taroma (Hilo) in a digger (8.94 sec/147 mph); runner-up–David Francis (Paauilo) in a camaro (9.06/155).

9.90 index winner–Donnley Koga (Kurtistown) in a camaro (10.14/125); runner-up–Jonathan Santiago (Keaau) in a roadster (10.25/132).

11.90 index winner–Brad Miprano (Hilo) in a dodge pickup (11.83/111); runner-up–Jerry Andrade (Hilo) in a vega (11.58/110). Both drivers broke out of bracket, but Miprano broke out by the least and took the race.

12.90 index winner–Ian Bernard (Pahoa)) in a Toyota pickup (16.51 sec/67 mph); runner-up–Richard Souza (Naalehu) in a Chevy Bel Air (17.37/80).

Saturday Night Champion winner–Brad Miprano (Hilo) in a Dodge pickup (13.50/59); runner up–Donnley Koga (Kurtistown) in a Camaro (10.26/99, red-lighted).

Pro-Gas motorcycle winner–Bricen Baruela (Hilo) on a Suzuki (9.49/141); runner-up–Sheldon Asejo (Hilo) on a Suzuki (12.46/71).

Straycats motorsports events: Super Street winner–Brandon Koga (Hilo) in a Honda (10.92 /142); runner-up–Rob Gavel (Hilo) in a honda (13.06 sec/81 mph).

Outlaw race winner–Shane Kamahele (Hilo) in a Toyota (10.19/133); runner-up–Kimo Kamanu (Hilo) in a Honda (no time, red-lighted).

Super Comp winner–Rob Gavel (Hilo) in a Honda (13.55/107); runner-up–John Malson (Hilo) in a Honda (12.73/97). Gavel wins on a “hole shot”.

Sunday motorcycle bracket winner–Bricen Baruela (Hilo) on a Suzuki (10.55/91); runner-up–Sheldon Asejo (Hilo) on a Suzuki (20.22/32, mechanical problems).

Mega Bracket winner–prize money split between the two finalists–Shon Olivera (Hilo) in a Firebird and Jerry Andrade (Hilo) in a Vega.

Sports Compact winner–prize money split between the two finalists–Reid Kusano (Hilo) in a Honda and Ian Bernard (Pahoa) in a Toyota pickup.

Junior dragsters winner–no winner declared. Two finalists recognized–Pomai Rezentes (Hilo) and Caisey Francis (Paauilo).

 

July 2, 2011 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memorial Day Drag Race Results

     Memorial Day Drag Race Results    Big Island Auto Club

41st annual Memorial Day       Drag races Hilo Drag Strip

Saturday pro-gas events

8.90 index winner: Ralph Kawagoe (Honolulu) in a camaro (10.30 sec/108 mph). Runner-up: David Francis (Paauilo) in a camaro (9.00 sec/155 mph, red lighted).

9.90 index winner: Donnley Koga ( Kurtistown) in a camaro (10.11 sec/126 mph). Runner-up: Brandon Murakami (Aiea) in a honda (10.41 sec /139 mph).

10.90 index winner: Richard Hill (Hilo) in a camaro (11.09 sec/130 mph; Hill wins on a hole shot). Runner-up: John Debus (Kailua-Kona) in a VW dune buggy.

11.90 index winner: Larry Suria (Pepeekeo) in a nova (11.95 sec/113 mph). Runner-up: Jerry Andrade (Hilo) in a vega (11.88 sec/101 mph; broke out of bracket).

12.90 index winner: Thomas Hada (Hilo) in a camaro (13.27 sec/105 mph). Runner-up: Wayne Costa, Jr. (Pahoa) in a honda (13.78 sec/94 sec).

Motorcycle pro-gas winner: John Molson (Hilo) on a honda (9,51 sec/142 mph). Runner-up: James Kamanu (Hilo) on a suzuki (10.00 sec/136 mph.

Sunday ET Bracket   racing events

Junior Dragsters bracket winner: Caisey Francis (Paauilo) (9.20sec/62 mph). Runner-up: Chantell Belberde (Hilo) (9.66 sec/67 mph).

Bracket I winner: Darrell Agliam (Hilo) in a toyota pickup (10.72 sec/111 mph–wins on a hole shot). Runner-up: Raycen Wong (Hilo) in an olds starfire (9.99 sec/120 mph).

Bracket II winner: Matt Hinez (Hilo) in a mustang (11.53 sec/118 mph; wins on a hole shot). Runner-up: Jerry Andrade (Hilo) in a vega station wagon (11.34 sec/118 mph).

Sports Compact Bracket winner: Rylan Tokeshi (Hilo) in a honda (11.72 sec/118 mph). Runner-up: Wayne Costa, Jr. (Pahoa) in a honda (12.72 sec/128 mph; broke out of bracket).

Motorcycle Bracket winner: John Molson (Hilo) on a honda (9.61 sec/138 mph). Runner-up: Sheldon Asejo (Hilo) on a suzuki (10.43 sec/119 mph).

Quick 15 Bracket winner: Raycen Wong (Hilo) in an olds starfire (10.31 sec/106; wins on a hole shot). Runner-up: Charelle Luiz (Hilo) in a digger (9.84 sec/154 mph). Fastest car on the track–Buddy Loeffler (Hilo) in a chevy cavalier (7.51 sec/187 mph).

Next race is points meet June 25-26, featuring team racing.

June 11, 2011 Posted by | Drag Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment