Bruce Wheeler's photos from Maui Raceway Park's Test & Tune event, Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Poster art by Mark Caires Designs
Joe Crivello's newly-repainted Chevy Nova on the way to the track...
Everyone calls this facility "Maui Raceway Park," except for the Maui County folks who are the HMFWIC here. (The facility's hours of operation, as shown on the sign, are not based on "reality," but who ever said that governmental bureaucracies have a clue about the "reality" of things?) BTW, Maui County Parks Department, "motorsports" is mo' bettah!.
A new vendor on the scene...
Joe Crivello's Nova
Joe Crivello himself...
"If it won't go, chrome it!"
"Hey, wait, the wheelie bar's hanging things up!"
Maui Toyota & Scion "donated" this nice Jimmy (GMC) pickup, and Mark Caires added the graphics...mahalo nui y'all!
fat tires in a small wheelwell
a wind sock for the model airplane folks...
New pavement in the pits made for big smiles on racers' faces!
The MRP facility was a WW2 Navy airfield (NAS Pu'unene), and these are some of the ammunition bunkers from that era.
"...ammunition bunkers held two functional requirements; to protect the ammunition from outside attack, but equally to protect the base itself from the forces of the potentially volatile weapons."
Water bearers Thurman & Dean...
Mark Caires with an armload of flags...
Irene Hultquist aka "Wonder Woman!"
Thurman doing his thang!
The "all new look for 2011" MRP dragstrip...
"Smilin' John" Eliasen
the newly renovated sand trap is a nice improvement!
Mahalo nui Maui Toyota / Scion!
Mark Caires' favorite pastime! (or is it???)
Jr. Dragster pilot Kylee Yamashita is an Ashley fan!
Not a happy racer?
This single shaft of light shining straight down was a rather awesome sight. It was more impressive viewed "live" as it was happening!
Track workers Sean and Dean...
Nice guy Nolan waving...
the very first burnout from the track's all-new water box
oops, broke da car!
Kylee Yamashita and dad Shayne...
John Eliasen's big bad 'stang!
Robert Miskae's rapid transit...
Nicole Amarol in her sano Camaro named "Spoiled" . . .
New track lighting and pit side PA speaker...
Alvin Takushi in the A&K Automotive digger. Alvin ran a pair of 7.80s that had everyone high-fiving it!
Papa Karl & Kyle Takushi with their hands on the roll cage...
Roy Bonilla's very cool '64 Goat...
Have a shot of NOS!
Jaime Texeira in the unfamiliar role of "spectator" ...
transition between the concrete launch pad and the new asphalt paving...
fun fo' da whole 'ohana...or, izit?
a day away from a totally full moon
Hawaiian Airlines flight on final approach to OGG
nice new mop, yeah?
nearly full moon hana hou!
accidental shutter activation...
Last run of the night in the left lane. The rider of this bike stood it up, and when it came back down it broke da bike's oil tank ... made for one BIG mess!