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Drivers test out the Autocross track at Aloha StadiumUPDATED 10:34 PM HST Jan 05, 2014Video Transcript
DMV licensing tests your eyesight and practical knowledge of the roadway, how what about reaction time and safety instinct? KITV4's Moanike'ala Nabarro takes us to Autocrossing in Halawa. NATS CAR RACING Ever wonder just how good of a driver you are? Are you really in control of your car? Well this might be a great way to find out---Its Autocrossing. 10:52-10:56 Mike Parker PEOPLE CAN LEARN THE LIMITS OF THEIR CAR IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH SOME COMPETITION SCCA, Sports Car Club of America Hawaii region sets up a half mile course at Aloha Stadium once a month. Drivers navigate through traffic cones on the track---aiming for a clean drive.... and who are we kidding??? A FAST drive too. 11:42-11:52 Mike Parker WE HAVE FOUR RUNS TO GET YOUR BEST TIME, AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE PRACTICE RUNS FOR A DOLLAR SO YOU CAN GET MORE SEAT TIME. Some consider Autocross a stepping stone into competitive driving. Top speeds typically clock in around 60 miles an hour. Dermatologist Dr Brad Lau's best time today, 40 seconds inside his gunmetal gray GTR. NATS BRAD DRIVING The 10 year autocrossing veteran tells us his performance today needs some tweaking. 27:28-27:36 Brad Lau A COUPLE OF MY EARLY RUNS THERE WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF OVERDRIVING SO I NEEDED TO COOL DOWN AND STAY A LITTLE MORE CALM. NATS OF PIT STOP @ 6:01 Off the track drivers set up a mini pit stop---drilling and cranking things until its just right. THAT'S what we found little Saraya Okazaki doing ahead of her race. The 9 year old won't be driving a car, but a go cart and she's ready to rumble. 15:31- 15:41 plan of attack Saraya Okazaki SO I COULD PROBABLY GO FULL THROTTLE THRU THE COURSE, THE COURSE IS USUALLY MADE FOR THE CARS AND ISN'T ALWAYS MADE FOR ME, BUT I COULD GO FULL THROTTLE 24:20-24:26 Moani upper AND I'M REVVING UP GETTING READY FOR MY HEAT..WISH ME LUCK! REPORTER FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT, MOANIKE'ALA NABARRO KITV4 NEWS Justin ad-lib...