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Montemayor wins Aug. 6 drag races at Mana

MANA — Fabian Banasihan pushed his ‘84 Chevy Monte Carlo just a little too much in the final run of the Muscle V8 class during the most recent Garden Isle Racing Association’s drag races that was run Aug. 6 at Kaua‘i Raceway Park.

Facing Lacin Montemayor in an ‘87 Chevy S10, Banasihan pushed the Monte Carlo to reach 113.36 miles an hour on a 12-second dial-in that was set during the earlier test and tune runs down the quarter mile. Banasihan’s efforts came up empty, as the driver of the Monte Carlo broke out of his dial-in by .02 second (11.98 ET), giving the top spot to Montemayor who cruised the S10 to a 12.04 elapsed time, reaching 106.27 mph on a 12.01 dial-in.

The next Garden Isle Racing Association drag races will be the Labor Day races to be run on Sept. 3 at the Mana Raceway. Tickets are available online at TheFOAT Ticketing at

GIRA officials will not be accepting cash at the gate.


• Top Gun: Mark Hamasaki, Chevy Camaro, no run times available; Manny Lawrence, Ford Thunderbird (no run times available); Kelsie Iida-Vierra, Spitzer Dragster.

• Pro ET: Ricky Uemura, ‘93 Honda Civic, elapsed time 10.99, 120.72 mph, 10.80 dial-in; Keoki Saiki, ‘95 Honda Civic, ET 11.12, 117.05 mph, 11.00 dial in; John Nakashima, ‘14 Chevy Camaro; Karl Nakamura, ‘67 Chevy Nova.

• Muscle V8: Lacin Montemayor, ‘87 Chevy S10, ET 12.04, 106.27 mph, 12.01 dial in; Fabian Banasihan, ‘84 Chevy Monte Carlo, ET 11.98, 113.36 mph, 12.00 dial-in (break out); Tyler Clark, ‘20 Ford Mustang; Kevin Suga, ‘85 Toyota pickup.

• Sport Compact: Brandon Fujishige, ‘18 Cadillac ATS-V, ET 123.35, 114.95 mph, 12.30 dial-in; Kory Uemura, ‘96 Honda Civic, ET 12.10, 111.13 mph, 12.00 dial-in; Bernie Remigio, ‘91 Honda Hatchback; Bryson Fontanilla, ‘89 Nissan 240SX.

• Super Pro: Donaven Gomes, ‘99 Dragster, ET 8.88, 147.98 mph, 8.95 dial in (break out); Rob Nelson, ‘81 Pontiac Trans Am, ET 10.21, 119.96 mph, 14.05 dial in; Wendall Nonaka, ‘87 Buick Regal.

• Street: Mickey Remigio, (no car info), ET 17.15, 70.36 mph, 16.90 dial-in; Cortney Clark, ‘07 Lexus IS350, ET 14.38, 97.12 mph, 14.05 dial-in; Janet Vaughn (no information available).

• Bike: Kahale Kaleiohi (bike info n/a), ET 10.30, 106.35 mph, 10.00 dial-in; Josh Mersberg (bike info n/a), ET 8.61, 154.34 mph, 8.71 dial in (break out); Matt Kaleiohi, ‘03 Suzuki GSX 1300 R.

• Junior Dragster: Christian Silva, ‘08 Jr. Dragster, ET 7.93, 79.86 mph, 7.90 dial in; Kyra Medeiros, ‘00 Jr. Dragster, ET 7.91, 81.87 mph, 7.91 dial in.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 808-245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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