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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).

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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.

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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.

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