Loew earns Pro ET title

Chris Loew earned first place in the Pro ET class on May 4 at the Garden Island Racing Association drag races.

Loew won in his 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle with a 402 Big Block, sponsored by Speedie Lube and Pennzoil.

The ET was 12.806 on a dial in of 12.69 at 103.93 MPH.

Also in the Pro ET class, Tyler Taba was the runner-up driving the Matsuda Bros and Taba 1948 Fiat, Blown Alky 350 Small Block. The ET was 7.972 on a dial in of 8.10 at 169.17 MPH.

Even though Tyler broke out and lost, the whole team was happy as this was the first time that the Fiat had run a 7 second run.

In the Super Street ET class (Sponsored by King Auto Center): The winner was Riley Takayama in his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 350 Small Block, sponsored by Matsuda Bros and Taba and Auto Value Parts.

The Et was 12.808 on a dial in of 12.76 at 102.27 MPH.

Runner-up was Walt Barnes, in his 1994 Ford Mustang GT convertible, 5.0, sponsored by Real-Net Advertising.

The ET was 14.585 on a dial in of 14.45 at 78.53 MPH.

In the Street ET class, Winner was Aaron Soares in his 1986 Toyota Tercel, 4-door hatchback, 4-cylinder, sponsored by Team Tercel.

The ET was 21.064 on a dial in of 21.10 at 63.74 MPH.

Runner-up was Kevin Nakao in his 1997 Honda Civic.

The ET was 16.801 on a dial in of 16.80 at 81.67 MPH.

In the Junior ET division, the winner was Sheldon Costa in his Junior Dragster, sponsored by D&W Services.

The ET was 8.298 on a dial in of 8.25 at 69.34 MPH.

Runner up was Wayne Parraga Jr. in his Junior Dragster, sponsored by Parraga Service.

The ET was 10.934 on a dial in of 10.68 at 56.89 MPH.

Mahalo to all who came to watch and support GIRA’s third race of the season.

See you at the next race which is on June 8.

The gates open at 8 a.m.


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