BIAC Completes Memorial Day Drag Races
Despite the threat of bad weather in the forecast, the Big Island Auto Club and the American Hot Rod Association successfully held its 45th Annual Memorial Day Drag Races this weekend at the Hilo Drag Strip.
Along with the scheduled plans for the two-day event, race organizers were also able to finish up a race that dated back to last year’s Labor Day Drags. In that event, Pepeekeo’s Chad Fiesta reached 129 miles per hour in his Chevrolet Nova to take home last year’s Bracket 1 event. He also won the American Hot Rod Association’s “Legend’s Trophy.”
Next up for the Big Island Auto Club is its June points meet, scheduled for June 27-28 at the Hilo Drag Strip.
45th Annual Memorial Day Drag Races
2014 Labor Day Drags Bracket 1: Chad Fiesta (Pepeekeo) in a Chevrolet Nova (10.69 sec/129 mph)
Fastest car on the track: Pete Comandini (Waikoloa) in a jet-powered Mercedes stretch limo (6.60 sec./204 mph)
Open wheel event: Cherelle Ruiz (Honolulu) in a Digger (8.00 sec./162 mph)
Junior dragsters: Daesha Tobara (Mountain View) in a Digger (10.62 sec./54 mph)
Motorcycle bracket: Ryan Grillot (Hilo) on a Suzuki (9.72 sec/143 mph)
Augie Taroma’s Door Slammer Shootout: Kiah Taroma (Hilo) in a Chevrolet Camero (7.76 sec/174 mph)
Bracket “Q” event: Chad Fiesta in a Chevrolet Nova (10.60/132 mph)
Fastest car on the track: Pete Comandini in a jet-powered Mercedes stretch limo (7.18 sec/206 mph)