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Braun wins High School Challenge

MANA — With the next Garden Isle Racing Association drag races looming on May 4 at the Kaua‘i Raceway Park in Mana, the GIRA released the results of its April 6 event that featured the High School Challenge at the Mana drag strip.

Danika Braun took that event over Po‘okela Silva with a run down the quarter mile that stopped the clocks at 14.75 seconds and reaching 95.05 mph. Braun was also a semifinalist in the Top Gun class that was won by Calvin Costa whose 1968 Chevy Camaro flew down the quarter in 8.07 seconds and reached speeds of 166.74 mph.

During the night race on May 4, GIRA will feature the special 4×4 Truck Shootout.

Visit www.thefoat.com for tickets, and www.dragracekauai.com for drag race schedules.

April Results

• High School Challenge: 1. Danika Braun (no car info), Elapsed Time 14.75, Miles Per Hour 95.05, Dial-In: 14.70; 2. Po‘okela Silva (no car info), ET 12.52, MPH 107.49, Dial-in 12.35; semi Sean Ibarra (2023 GM), Jacob Grossman (1912 Honda Hatchback).

• Top Gun: 1. Calvin Costa (1968 Chevy Camaro), ET 8.07, MPH 166.74, Dial-in 14.70; 2. Robert Bobby Perkins (1948 Fiat Topolino), ET 11.45, MPH 118.78, Dial-in 8.12 (red light); semi Bruce Akaji (1968 Chevy Nova), semi Danika Braun (2000 Dragster).

• Pro ET: 1. Bobby Barros (1985 El Camino), ET 10.34, MPH 127.27, Dial-in 10.25; 2. Ricky Uemura (1993 Honda Civic) ET 11.45, MPH 118.78, Dial-in 11.00; semi Keoki Saiki (1995 Honda Civic).

• Muscle V8: 1. Tyler Clark (2020 Ford Mustang GT) ET 12.67, MPH 112.73, Dial-in 12.40; 2. Christopher Bonilla (1992 Toyota pickup) ET 12.81, MPH 100.31, Dial-in 12.39; semi Alma Koetje (1998 Chevy Corvette C5); semi Liko Pereira (1990 Ford Mustang).

• Sport Compact: 1. Jace Chikahiro (2000 Honda Civic) ET 13.74, MPH 96.13, Dial-in 13.70; 2. Robby Silva Jr. (1991 Honda CRX) ET 12.04, MPH 96.13, Dial-in 13.70; semi bye; semi Ganen Silva (2019 Audi 4-door sedan).

• Super Pro: 1. Wendall Nonaka (1927 Ford Roadster) ET 9.53, MPH 134.94, Dial-in 9.33; 2. Robin Correa (1968 Datsun 520) ET 11.20, MPH 120.55, Dial-in 10.87; semi Rob Nelson (1981 Pontiac TransAm).

• Street: 1. James Brogan (no car info) ET 14.11, MPH 99.45, Dial-in 14.00; 2. Mikey Remigio (1998 Honda Civic) ET 17.26, MPH 73.02, Dial-in 17.30 (break out); semi Janet Vaughn (2003 Nissan); semi Merle Williams (1993 Toyota pickup).

• Bike: 1. Wilmark Geronimo (2004 Yamaha R6) ET 11.49, MPH 125.43, Dial-in 10.86; 2. Kahale Kaleiohi (2008 Suzuki Hayabusa) ET 11.03, MPH 122.18, Dial-in 11.12 (break out); semi Davis Debutiaco (2006 Suzuki GSXR1000).

• Junior Dragster: 1. Kayde Brock; 2. Kyryn Lawrence; semi Kolokea Kamakele.
Source: The Garden Island

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