Happy New Year GIRA friends & family, January 10, 2014
As many of you already know, the paving project recently ran into a minor roadblock. That roadblock is now in our rearview mirror and we are cruising toward a newly paved Kauai Raceway Park. Below is a synopsis of what’s to come:
-(Jan. 10) Jennings to resume survey work (to confirm quantities of base course) by end of next week.
-(Jan. 13-31 thru Feb. 15) Grading and filling of base course scheduled to begin mid-January (scheduled to take four weeks).
-(Feb. 17-28) Asphalt is scheduled to go down end of February.
-(March thru May) Once the asphalt is laid, there will be a two-month ‘wait’ period to allow oils to seep to the surface. We are exploring several courses of action to expedite this process.
-(June 7) If all goes well, Kauai Raceway park will be hosting its first race in June.
Schedule is tentative.
A series of Track Paving meetings will be scheduled in the near future to discuss who, how, and when we will prepare the track surface for racing–stay tuned for dates.
Although this project is taking much longer than first anticipated, we are getting the track we want, done the way we want–one to last for many years to come. We ask that you remain patient and know that the project will be completed soon.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for status updates.
Thank you, GIRA Board of Directors
2014 Tentative schedule (not finalized)
NIGHT RACE SATURDAYS: June 7,2014, July 4th and 5th Friday and Saturday, August 2, 2014, August 30-31, Saturday and Sunday.
DAY RACES: October 5, 2014 Sunday & November 2 Sunday
Aloha GIRA friends and family- The absolute and final deadline to pay for pit space is, Thursday, August 1, 2013, after which all unpaid spaces will be opened up for reservation on a first come, first served basis. You must be a member to reserve a pit space and you must have completed your 2012 membership hours in order to renew membership for 2013. Pit spaces: $50 per stall Membership: $50 (Membership requires 20 volunteer hours put in at the track or responsibility of a task). Members who are not able to put in the required volunteer time may instead pay for hours at $10 per hour. For example: A member has volunteered 3 hours at the track and now is not able to commit anymore time, this member may make a donation to the association in the amount of $170. Please mail your check to: GIRA, PO Box 1691, Lihue, HI 96766.
The Board of Directors Garden Isle Racing Association, Inc. PO Box 1691 Lihue, HI 96766 808-652-7140 www.dragrace-kauai.com
Register to race online (after date to be announced)-click on buy tickets-purchase tickets for your race category, print them. Bring you printed registration ticket, attach it to your completed and signed tech card (tech inspector signed too). put it in the redbox at registration and your done! The small service fee is well worth not standing in line in the hot sun.
Race entry fee: Jr’s $15 -$25, Pro ET and Top Gun-$55 to $85, All others $35 to $55
No cash payout for non-members and Jr’s, trophy only.
You must be a member of Garden Isle Racing Association to:
- Race at discounted rates
-Receive points to compete in the championship points race.
-Reserve a pit space for the season. Non members pay $10 per race for an assigned space.
-Receive cash payouts (non members receive trophy only)
-Have a voice in GIRA matters.
-Members must also volunteer twenty (20) hours of time (per season) to Kauai Raceway Park or Garden Isle Racing Association. Or hours may be transferred to a cash donation at $10 per hour. example: a racer has volunteered seven (7) hours of time, performing maintenance at the track. The racer may donate $130 to GIRA, to clear his remaining hours ($10 x 13 hours).
-Off Island guest racers (3 events per year or less) pay the gate entry fee of $12,.but as our guests race free and can collect cash payout. Not eligible for points.
Time Trials (test n tune)
Time trials are run by class as called to the lanes by the starter to a given lane number. The goal is to run a minimum of 3 rounds of time trials per class prior to the dinner break. Do not go to the lanes unless called! When called go to your assigned lane number and avoid blocking traffic into the hot pit. The afternoon Time trials schedule is normally run in the following order starting at 2pm: Jr. Dragsters, followed by Street ET, followed by Bike ET, Sport Compact, Muscle V8, Pro ET, and Top Gun.
During competition schedule permitting, Time trials will be available at the starter’s discretion for those not racing or eliminated from competition after each round of eliminations. Listen to announcements of when and where to line up. Do not go to staging unless called. Time trials for Jr’s. are only immediately following Jr’s. competition. All Time trials are 1 run only per round unless called. No Time trials after the final round which closes the track. All Time trials vehicles must have a “T” on the windshield during the competition portion of the day. Time trials are not guaranteed to be available during competition and are subject to schedule and track conditions. Pointer: After the Semi-Final rounds of competition there often is a lot of time available for time trials during the cool down period for the finals.
Competition: All competition is handicap bracket racing-even the slowest competitor can beat much faster racers! No electronics-delay box-throttle stops etc. allowed
Winners and runner-up receive trophy and prize $. Typical payout :
Top Gun and Pro Et $300 winner and $150 runner-up
Muscle, Sport compact, Street and Bike winner $150 runner-up $75
Jr. Dragster trophy only no $
Buy back class: on occasion we’ll run a “buy back” class for those not racing or eliminated in the 1st round which is open to all except Jr’s. Cost is in the range of $30 -$60 with half of that fee going into the winner take all jackpot. (no trophy)
*All schedules and information is subject to change at any time by the Board of Directors
This is a family oriented and NHRA sanctioned event. Rude or unsportsmanlike behavior toward any event official or competitor will not be tolerated and is grounds for expulsion from the event and the property. A positive attitude and Aloha goes a long way toward making this a fun successful program for all. Any issues or formal protests should be directed to a track official or the track manager.
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