BIAC Wraps Up April Meet and Bug-In

April 22, 2013, 8:12 AM HST
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The rain couldn’t keep the Big Island Auto Club from getting its April Points Meet in this past week. Rain forced several interruptions but did not wash out the event.

Also held this weekend was the Hawai`i Motorhead Magazine’s 4th Annual Bug-In. Over thirty cars were on display at the Hilo Drag Strip while racing action was taking place.

The BIAC’s next sanctioned event will be the Memorial Day Drags, taking place May 25 and 26 at the Hilo Drag Strip.

April points meet results:

Saturday Bracket Races


Mega Bracket winner: Shon Olivera of Honoka`a in a Firebird (8.63 sec/147 mph).


Sports Compact Bracket winner: Pahala’s Michael Okumura in a Honda (10.87 sec/134 mph).

Bracket Motorcycle winner: Hilo’s John Malson was the only one to compete in this bracket (10.14 sec/135 mph.).

Sunday Pro-Gas Races


7.90 index winner: Casey Santana of Na`alehu in a 1941 Willys (7.09 sec/182 mph).

8.90 index winner: Daryl Agliam of Hilo in a Camaro (8.99 sec/149 mph. Agliam wins on a hole shot).

9.90 index winner: Cainin Francis of Paauilo in a Nova (9.92 sec/137 mph).

10.90 index winner: Richard Hill of Hilo in a Camaro (10.82 sec/134 mph).

11.90 index winner: Kea`au’s Kaike DePonte in a Camaro (11.93 sec/122 mph).

12.90 index winner: Ian Bernard of Papaikou in a Toyota (13.36 sec/83 mph).

Pro-Gas Motorcycle winner: John Malson of Hilo was the only one to participate in the bracket (10.14 sec/135 mph).

Junior Dragster winner: Dionne Tobara of Mountain View (8.97 sec/72 mph).

Hawaii Motorhead Magazine 4th Annual Bug-In

VW Quick 8 (Bracket 1) winner: George Berdon of Kailua-Kona (11.45 sec/117 mph).

VW Quick 14 (Bracket 2) winner: Don Canda of Kailua-Kona (14.73 sec/61 mph).

Note: Results were submitted by Russ Roberts, race track announcer and reporter for KAPA, KBIG, Native FM, and ESPN Radio’s racing coverage.

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