RESULTS: Big Island Auto Club ‘Bug-In’

April 20, 2015, 8:55 AM HST (Updated April 20, 2015, 9:01 AM)

The Big Island Auto Club successfully held its sixth annual April Points Meet and Volkswagen “Bug-In” at the Hilo Drag Strip over the weekend.

A pair of Volkswagens earned top honors in their respective brackets on Sunday. Hilo’s Tyson Enos drove his VW Beetle to victory in the VW Bracket race. He clocked in at 12.58 seconds/84 miles per hour. Kea’au’s Ellison Aceret finished second.

Captain Cook’s Tommy Gaspar pushed his Volkswagen Digger to first place in the VW Quick Eight race, punching in at 10.69 sec./98 mph. Danny Namihira red-lighted in his VW Beetle and finished in second.

The annual Japan versus Germany team challenge was held on Saturday. Team Japan retained the trophy for a second year in a row, defeating Team Germany 7-4.


Next on the schedule is the Memorial Day Drags, held May 23-24 at the Hilo Drag Strip.

2015 Big Island Auto Club April Points Meet/Bug-In Results



V-8 Challenge

Winner: Aaron Fujimoto of Kailua-Kona (modified Fiat Topolino) – 8.26 sec./162 mph.

Runner-up: Dean Kalawe of Kea’au (Chevrolet S-10) – 8.49 sec./157 mph.

Japan vs. Germany team challenge: Team Japan wins 7-4


Junior Dragster Competition

Winner: Dione Tobara of Mountain View – 9.18 sec./70 mph.

Runner-up: Kaimi Francis of Hilo – 9.40 sec./64 mph.

Import Car Shootout

Winner: Ricky Fujitake of Hilo (Toyota) – 13.81 sec./89 mph.

Runner-up: Thomas White of Hilo (Datsun) – 13.28 sec/99 mph.

VW Bracket Race

Winner: Tyson Enos of Hilo (VW Beetle) – 12.58 sec./84 mph.

Runner-up: Ellison Aceret of Kea’au (VW Beetle) – 13.22 sec./87 mph.

VW Quick Eight Race

Winner: Tommy Gaspar of Captain Cook (VW Digger) – 10.69 sec./98 mph.

Runner-up: Danny Namihira of Kea’au (VW Beetle) – 14.07 sec./97 mph.



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