HulaCross - Race & Results - Aug 31, 2013
Written by Chris Messer Monday, 07 October 2013 22:36
As a welcome change (at least to those HulaCross fans and competitors) they'll run in advance of the heat races for the stock car classes tonight. The water truck gives the track a quick spray to the unique layout the organizers have arranged for the HulaCross racers tonight. Today's layout looks nothing like the recent kidney shaped configurations and the jumps are back which should provide for some technical and precise racing. In order to work the water into the track the cars are brought out for half a dozen, or so, laps before getting the "one to go" signal from the starter. So it was time for the HulaCross heat races.
HulaCross Race & Results - June 23rd, 2013
Written by Chris Messer Wednesday, 10 July 2013 00:49
The stiff winds and hot weather have made for a somewhat dusty day for the competitors, fans and crews alike. The stock car heat races have just ended and the track has been lightly watered in an attempt to lessen the dustiness. The Hula Cross cars and trucks are grouped together today and are going to run their heat race first: we see the black and blue “winged” Honda of Clifton Poteet number 13 on the pole with the 69x of Christensen Moniz which appears to be a Toyota Corolla or similar import. On the 2nd row it’s the 44 a red Mazda pickup driven by Robert Vierra inside of the black B2200 number 22 of Lopaka Vierra. The cars are running clockwise today and when the green comes out the cars speed “mauka” (or towards the mountains) past the starter’s stand. Trying to relate to the corner numbers was not only challenging to me, but may also be so for you as you read this so I apologize. The track has a mix of dry/tacky oval areas and a “sopping wet” chicane, but no jumps today and it will all come down to going fast in the fast sections and really slowing down sufficiently in the wet and slow chicane.