Cabatan wins double breakout final round at NRHA Drag Race in Mana

MANA – The Garden Isle Racing Association held NHRA Championship Drag Racing Sunday, October 6th, at Kauai Raceway Park in Mana, the westernmost quarter mile drag strip in the world.

In Street ET competition, winning a double breakout final round, Nestor Cabatan placed first running 16.556 on a 16.60 second dial in, beating Brad Chikahiro in his 1993 Honda Accord sponsored by Gude Performance and CCA Motorsports who broke out by .046 on his 16.11 dial-in.

In King Auto Center’s Super Street ET Riley Takayama took first place running 12.975 on a 12.90 dial-in in his ’69 Camaro Z28 sponsored by Fast Times Motorworks and Matsuda Bros & Taba. Jay-R Smith took second place riding his CBR 600 Honda motorcycle to an 11.617 ET at 118.73 MPH.

In the Pro ET bracket sponsored by PSD Napa Jim Rosa, cutting a .504 light, placed first in his 1968 big-block powered Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Manny’s Repair running 10.872. Junie Lawrence placed second running 9.820 at 138.89 MPH driving Gary Long’s 1951 Henry J sponsored by Purple Haze Racing and Manny’s Repair.

In Jr ET bracket racing, twelve year old Calvin Costa sponsored by D & W Services ran 74.88 MPH and 8.303 ET on an 8.30 dial-in for First Place.

Eleven year old Sheldon Costa sponsored by D & W Services finished second breaking out with 8.620 on an 8.70 dial-in. Finishing in Third Place was eleven year old Wayne Parraga, Jr.

GIRA’s next race will be held Saturday night November 9th starting at noon, including racing for 200 MPH dragsters and 120 MPH street cars. For more information about GIRA and drag racing on Kauai call 808.823.6246.

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