Double dose of Pro ET racing on tap, Saturday in Mana

Garden Isle Racing Association (GIRA) will stage the last event of the season this Saturday night Nov. 12 at Kaua’i Raceway Park at Mana.

The season finale will feature a double dose of PRO ET racing, which are the faster cars that run the quarter mile as quick as 7.5 seconds reaching speeds up to 180 mph.

Starting at 2 p.m., the completion of the rain-delayed National Dragster Challenge for the Pro ET cars will take off.

This is a nationally recognized event and is sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), and the winner of the Wally Parks trophy and cash awards being presented prior to the night event.

Starting at 7 p.m., Pro ET racing as well as all brackets of competition will decide the season championship in all classes.

The Destination Autoworks/Rapid Repair Pro ET class will have twice the number of points at stake, and any of the point leaders Rudy Ramos (440), David Onodera (440), Junie Lawrence (400), Marc Perales (385), Randy Lawrence (380) could bring home a season championship.

Leading the Speedie Lube Street ET points race is Nestor Cabatan with 575 points, but Darren Sanekane (545), and Sheldon Peralta (540) both have a chance to overtake him.

Matthew Kaleiohi has clinched the JB’s Repair Bike ET season points-race with 585 points.

The PS&D Napa Jr. ET points race is virtually a dead heat with Calvin Costa leading with 320 points, Colton Riskus (315), and Sheldon Costa (305).

Walt Barnes leads the King Auto Center Super Street ET points race with 525 points, but second place is closely contested with Robert Wheelock at 410, Shandon Takayama (405), and Jason Alfiler (400).

Gates open at 10 a.m. with time trials starting at noon.

Admission is $10 with children 12 and under free.

For more information contact Chris Loew at (808) 639-1046, or Bill Turk at 639-3965.

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