National motocross reels off in Iloilo

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Thursday, March 31, 2011


MOTORCROSS has been a popular motorcycle sport in different parts of the globe. And it’s one of the reasons for staging the first leg of the 2011Enersel Forte World Motocross Series in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo City on April 9 to 10, 2011.

Dubbed as “Giyera ng Bisikleta sa Sta. Barbara,” this motocross series will feature some of the international, national and local riders dusting their way for the crown of this prestigious event.

Among those expected to take part in this competition are Asia’s multi-awarded rider Glenn Aguilar, the legendary Jovie Saulog, 2009 Golden Wheel Awardee Donark Yuzon, Team Pacquiao headed by Buboy Fernandez and twenty other brilliant local riders from Iloilo, Bacolod and other parts of the country.

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According to SEL-J Sports, Inc. president Jay Lacnit, also riding their way to stardom are United States entries led by Jacob Locks, Tyson Lacey, Dennis Stapleton and Germany’s Kai and Eric Sedlak.

SEL-J Sports, Inc. is a legitimate sporting organization in the country recognized and certified by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) advocating for the rehabilitation of motocross in the country. It was formally launched in 2009 by SEL-J Pharma Corporation, one of the Philippines’ most active and aggressive national pharmaceutical companies.

Lacnit explained that SEL-J Sports chose motor racing as the organization’s banner event because he believed in what the sports can do not only to the body but to the racer’s spirit as well. “There is a sense of achievement in being able to fly with a heavy machine, where the driver can kiss the winds and romance the sky. There is no better adrenaline rush than that,” he added.

Lacnit further said that the club has set a rule of excellence, which states, “Be the best that you can be. There is no tolerance for mediocrity. Excellence is the only rule.”

The motocross advocate also disclosed that the organization has plans for partnership with fellow sports enthusiasts in advocating wellness and fitness as key components of healthcare. “Living by the principles of discipline, hard work, perseverance, and excellence, SEL-J Sports does not end with motor racing. In fact, it’s just the beginning,” Lacnit concluded. (JSG)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 31, 2011.

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