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US Based-Ali Jets In To Race

Issac Ali’s 1988 Honda CRX has been dubbed the fastest Honda in Fiji clocking a time of 13.015 seconds in the Koffina Quarter-mile Drag Race at Taunovo Airstrip in Pacific
07 Dec 2015 11:29
US Based-Ali Jets In To Race
Isaac Ali show-off his Honda CRX which recorded fastest Honda time Levin during Fiji Car Club final drag race of 2015 yesterday.Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Issac Ali’s 1988 Honda CRX has been dubbed the fastest Honda in Fiji clocking a time of 13.015 seconds in the Koffina Quarter-mile Drag Race at Taunovo Airstrip in Pacific Harbour yesterday.

The 29-year-old from Samabula, Suva who now resides in Las Vegas, in the United States fulfilled his passion for cars and racing as he visits Fiji almost every year.

Ali said it was well worth the time and money he has spent on his engine that he built back in the USA which cost around $50,000.

“It feels great to have clocked that time and I feel that it is a lot of hard work that has paid off,” Ali said.

“I have had a passion for cars for a long time; I built this car in Las Vegas because I wanted to come here and race.

“I shipped it here so I could take part in Fiji Car Clubs last event for the year. The motor is a B18 1800cc’s with a 62 millimetre turbo, so it’s basically a drag car, you can’t drive it on the street.”

Being the first racer from outside the country, Ali said the fact he was able to come down and participate is his way of giving back to Fiji Car Club.

“Fiji is my home and car is my passion so I thought why not come here and race in my home country. I was born and raised here till I was 18, so I wanted to give back to the car community,” he said.

“I come down almost every year, so what I have accomplished today is something positive for me and I know that it would not have possible without everyone whose helped me.”

This is the last Drag Race for the year as the Fiji Car Club will have bigger, more exciting events lined up for the car club community which will resume next year.

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