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BIAC June Points Meet Results

June 23, 2013, 8:00 AM HST
* Updated June 23, 8:27 AM
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The Big Island Auto Club held their annual June Points Meet in front of approximately 500 fans at the Hilo Drag Strip Saturday.

Normally a two-day event, all events were completed on Saturday, giving racers and fans a Sunday off.

Daesha Tobara of Mountain View won the junior dragsters competition over Dione Tobara on a hole shot. Her best time was 10.23 seconds at 61 miles per hour.

In the mega bracket, Kea`au driver Kaike DePonte rode his Camaro to victory. DePonte clocked in at a time of 11.92 seconds as his Camaro topped at 122 mph. Richard Souza of Na`alehu finished second in a Chevrolet Bel Aire.

Saturday’s event also featured a motorcycle exhibition. Hilo’s John Malson drove his Suzuki down the track in 9.10 seconds to take the exhibition event. His bike reached 149 mph.

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The Big Island Auto Club’s next points meet will be held July 13-14, also at the Hilo Drag Strip.

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***Note: Results were submitted by track announcer Russ Roberts. His on-air race reports can be heard on KBIG, KAPA, Native FM, and ESPN Radio***

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