Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:45
On March 17th, spectators and competitors enjoyed a night full of drag racing excitement as Kalaeloa Raceway Park hosted its first night time race of the 2012 season.
The event kicked off at 1PM with competitor registration and time trials shortly followed. Since it was a bracket racing night, competitors were given several runs to establish their dial-in times in preparation for the elimination rounds. A heart-stopping crash occurred early in the day when the Lethal Injection dragster crashed into the tire-wall due to a stuck throttle. Thanks to his safety equipment, a relieved crowd was able to watch the Courtney Paulos walk away with only a few bumps and bruises and ready to fight another day.
As night arrived a special remembrance was held in honor of Carol Aiwohi along with our usual track blessing by Granny Grace. After the playing of the National Anthem, the crowd cheered as some of our youngest participants, such as Evan Brown & Aubree Aiwohi, rocketed down the track.
Following the opening, Bracket 1 got down to business with Unlimited dragsters and sand buggies throwing sand 20 feet into the air. Leading the charge was Koa Grace who was proving to be quite competitive in his first time running the Sportcraft Racing dragster owned by Tom Brown. His competitors were some of the best sand drag racers on Oahu, featuring Paul Giovanetti, Junior Alimoot, Turbo Ferreira, Derek Barboza, Les Souza Jr., and Timmy "Pacman" Travaso.
It was a mad dash to the finish with Koa Grace taking the win against Lance Kaaina with Ashley Brown placing third.
Bracket 2 & 3 featured our regular bunch of V8 and modified V6 crowd pleasers...lining up a good mix of diesels, trucks, and jeeps. Some of our season regulars included Noa Silva, John Herbias, and Ed Maria as well as some new entries such as Paul Belford II and Keith Knox Jr with his 2002 Subaru Impreza.
The Bracket 2 winner was Derek Quismorio, a veteran sand dragger, who took out Manuel Moisa Jr in his 1970 Jeepster with Obsession driven by Mike Souza taking third place.
The night continued with the winners of Bracket 3 rounding out the 4-wheeled vehicles. After a hard fight, one of our biggest supporters, Buddy Kupau took home the very deserving 1st place prize after eliminating Jerry Stothers in his 2000 Ford F350. Lindesy Stothers took home the purse for third driving his 2008 Toyota Tacoma.
Closing the the last bracket out were a great mix of quads and motorcycles taking it to the sand. After a heated battle amongst a tough competitor list, Larry Wilderman, taking the reins from his son, Chad, brought home the purse for 1st place. Henry Malle Jr took 2nd with his 2006 Honda CR250 while Alvin Domingo scored third with his Kawasaki KX 250CC.
All in all, it was a fantastic night of racing and entertainment. We'd like to thank our sponsors for their continued support as well as our competitors and spectators for making this event a success!
Come on out to our first HulaCross race of the season on April 14th, 2012.
Sand Drag Winners
March 17th, 2012
Bracket 1: 0 - 4.4 Seconds
1. Koa Grace
2. Lance Kaaina
3. Ashley Brown
Bracket 2: 4.5 - 5.4 Seconds
1. Deriek Quismorio
2. Manual Moisa Jr.
3. Mike Souza
Bracket 3: 5.5 - Up Seconds
1. Buddy Kupau
2. Jerry Stothers
3. Lyndsey Stothers
Bracket 4: Quads & Bikes
1. Larry Wilderman
2. Henry Malle Jr
3. Alvin Domingo
Sunday, 11 March 2012 22:36
Friday, 24 February 2012 10:31
We've posted the 2012 Season Rules for HulaCross & MotoCross! The Flag Rules have been incorporated into the General Rules. You can find them at the following link or by clicking on the navigation bar above!
If you have any questions, give us a call at 782-7432
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:56
Free Registration is now open for all Hula/MotoCross drivers and riders. Sand Drags will be implemented for special events, but otherwise will run under the normal tech process & registration.
Why register? By registering now, you'll only be required to sign the waivers, get your wristband, pay your fee (if any) and get to the racing action immediately! We've reduced the clutter, so there's no long forms to fill out on event day and it will make registration much simpler for both you and our team at KRP.
You may pre-register now by clicking on the Driver Registration link in the navigation bar or by clicking here:
Monday, 21 November 2011 10:35
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, spectators, and most importantly, the drivers who have made our first complete season the huge success that it has been!
The season is over now, and we're brainstorming the new rules and regs to govern our 2012 seasons for all of our events, as well as looking into introducing a few more. We've also got great stuff planned for the website, as well as our Volume 1 DVD release coming soon! In addition, we'll be offering pre-registration for all of our events as well as improvements to our current ticketing system. All of this, plus much more is heading your way for Kalaeloa Raceway Park's 2012 season.
Stay tuned to this website for more information on upcoming events! Mahalo to all of you for your support, and see you in 2012!
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 17:58
Hello Dear Motorsports Fans,
Kalaeloa Raceway Park is continually striving to make our park the best it can be. We might be a small, grassroots organization, but we believe we can run with the big dogs through hard work and dedication. Every time our spectators come out to KRP, we want them to see something new, whether it's a new tower (awesome job, by the way, guys!), some new equipment, or a new event. Our hardworking group of dedicated volunteers is committed to taking that necessary extra step in making it better for you, your family, and the thousands of motorsports enthusiasts across the island.
In light of this, we are extremely proud to announce the opening of our new E-Ticketing system. From this day forward, you'll be able to order, purchase, and print online tickets to all of our events! Each ticket is unique and features an original barcode for easy validation and the prevention of illegal duplication.
The system is easy to use. Simply click on the Buy Tickets link on the upper navigation bar, and follow the instructions. For your protection, we use PayPal as our authorizing agent. You do not have to have a PayPal account to purchase tickets. Simply pick the Guest option and pay with your credit card of choice. Once you've completed the login/registration process, you'll be able to select your event, quantity of tickets, and then proceed to PayPal's secure payment site to complete the process. Upon completion of your payment, simply follow the return link back to our website.
Once your payment clears, you will receive a confirmation in your email along with an attached E-Ticket. Print the ticket, and present it at the main gate. It will be scanned, validated, and you'll be on your way to a fun-filled day of motorsports action!
If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam folder. You can also add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list to ensure you receive your tickets in the future. If this still does not correct the problem, please contact us at email@example.com or by calling 782-7432.
If these tickets are ever lost or stolen, please contact us immediately. Each E-Ticket is valid for one use only regardless of who presents it at the gate. Please make sure to protect your ticket purchase by keeping it in a safe place until the date of the event. Duplicate copies will not be accepted. Any ticket scalping or illegal sales of duplicate tickets will be investigated thoroughy. Copies may be requested through our tickets email.
If you have questions or need support, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the support...this is only the beginning.
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