Garden Isle Junior Dragster driver Christopher Silva wrapped up a busy Labor Day weekend Sunday with trophies and awards from the annual two-day run at the Kauai Raceway Park in Mana.
Sponsored by RC Fabrication, 420 Air, Don Silva, Ekolu Valpoon, Keola and Janil Ke, Kauai Vehicle Service Center, grandma and Papa and Mama, the young Silva finished with a fourth finish Saturday before improving to a third finish on the short course Sunday.
En route to the consistent finishes, Silva pocketed the GIJD Best Reaction time honor on both days of racing, starting with a 0.042 reaction Saturday and improving to a 0.007 on Sunday.
The young Silva also placed in all of the GIJD 3rd Annual Special Awards presented during the Sunday races. Silva finished in a tie with Sanoe Kaluahine for Best Engineered, was edged out by Ryancie Sakamoto for runner-up honors in Best of Show and got bumped by Ryant Sakamoto for runner-up accolades in the People’s Choice.
On the adult track, former GIJD racer Donaven Gomes, sponsored by K&D Services, Rob’s Towing, S&S Speed Shop, K&S Septic Supplies and the Ching Young Village, was edged out of the top in the Super Pro ET class by Mikioi Edwards.
The next drag race presented by the Garden Isle Racing Association and the Garden Isle Junior Dragsters will unfold Oct. 1. This will be a day race at the Kauai Raceway Park in Mana due to the light restrictions stemming from the fledging season for endangered seabirds.
Sept. 2 GIJD Junior Dragsters: Danika Braun, Layne Montemayor, Nainoa Kanei, Christopher Silva
GIJD Best Reaction: Christopher Silva (0.042)
GIJD Closest to Dial in: Sanoe Kaluahine (7.92 on 7.90 dial in)
Sept. 2 Top Gun: Riley Takayama, Calvin Costa
Sept. 2 Bike: Mike Wellman, Richard Graellos
Sept. 2 Super Pro ET: Wendall Nonaka, Johnny Riskus
Sept. 2 Muscle V8: Alma Koetje, Liko Pereira
Sept. 2 Pro ET: Gilbert Barretto, Keith Nonaka
Sept. 2 Street: Sheldon Peralta, Ryan Simmons
Sept. 2 Sport Compact: Brandon Fujishige, Bryson Fontanilla
Sept. 3 GIJD Junior Dragsters: Kyle Rapozo, Devin Almarza, Christopher Silva, T’Ryane Sakamoto
GIJD Best Reaction: Christopher Silva (0.007)
GIJD Closest to Dial in: T’Ryane Sakamoto (7.90 on 7.90 dial in)
GIJD Special Award-Appearance: Ryant Sakamoto, Sanoe Kaluahine and Christopher Silva, Devin Almarza and Danika Braun, Kelsie Kai and Ryancie Sakamoto.
GIJD Special Award-Best of Show: T’Ryane Sakamoto, Christopher Silva, Sanoe Kaluahine, Devin Almarza
GIJD Special Award-People’s Choice: Ryant Sakamoto, Christopher Silva, Sanoe Kaluahine, Danika Braun
Sept. 3 Top Gun: Kevin Rapozo, Eugene Fukushima
Sept. 3 Bike: Karl Nakamura, Tyler Kinnaman
Sept. 3 Super Pro ET: Mikioi Edwards, Donaven Gomes
Sept. 3 Muscle V8: Isaac Carvalho, Jon Nakashima
Sept. 3 Pro ET: Mary Kealoha, Ricky Uemura
Sept. 3 Street: Sheldon Peralta, Myra Takekuma
Sept. 3 Sport Compact: Brandon Fujishige, Micah Robley
Sept. 3 4-cylinder War on Wheels: Car 4560, Sheldon Kanei, Car 4514