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The 2010 drag race season opens Saturday at the Kaua‘i Raceway Park with its first race of nine scheduled races for the calendar year.
Hosted by the Garden Isle Racing Association, gates open at 8 a.m. with race drivers being able to Test and Tune from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Following a break for dinner, races start at 7 p.m.
The track will host a variety of race cars including record-holding dragsters, door slammers, muscle cars, motorcycles, street and sport compact cars and Junior Dragsters piloted by children from 8 to 18 years old, said Kerri Villa, a GIRA spokesperson.
Admission is $12 for adults. Children 12 and Under are admitted free.
Villa said a new aspect to the 2010 season is a Season Punch Card available for $100, a savings of $32 over admission to 11 events.
Following the Saturday event, the GIRA calendar includes an April 10 Street Class Shoot Out, a night race, the Diesel Truck Shoot Out on May 1, another night event, the Sport Compact Competition on June 5, a night race.
The Junior Dragster Challenge and King of the Track event will take place on July 3 and 4, both event being night races.
Aug. 7 is the date for the second Diesel Truck Shoot Out, another night race, and on Sept. 4 and 5, the National Dragster Challenge will take place under the lights.
Oct. 2 is the Battle of the Bikes, a day race, and a day race on Nov. 6 rounds out the calendar.
The Kaua‘i Raceway Park is located on Kaumuali‘i Highway, Hwy 50, about 28 miles west of Lihu‘e, past Kekaha town. Racing flags on the left side of the highway just past Mile Marker 28 indicate the entrance to the dirt road leading toward the beach and the track.
For more information, or to purchase Season Punch Cards, call GIRA president Bobby Barros at 635-6034, or treasurer Mary Kealoha at 652-0091.
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