Anton wins in Circuit Showdown anew-A A +A
Saturday, August 18, 2012
ACE driver Carlos Anton continued his magical run by copping another crown in the Circuit Showdown round 6 in the rain soaked Batangas Racing Circuit.
The Yokohama-Castrol-Mark Young driver prevailed against over 50 racers and a host of 4-wheel drive super cars despite remnants of Typhoon Gener, giving drivers the hardest conditions.
Using his trusted Mark Young-Hornitex prepared CRX, Anton clocked the day’s best time of 1 min 34.822, three seconds clear of Mato Tan (1:37.859) and Nino Garcia (1:38.981) who finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
With the win, Anton clinched the Top Bracket A Time Attack Championship of the Circuit Showdown series with two races to spare as it is now mathematically impossible for anybody to catch up with him in the series.
“I’m very pleased we already bagged the Circuit Showdown title this early in the series, it has been a good year since we also clinched the Hillclimb Championship last May. We have won so far 12 of the 13 races we joined in 2012, our only hiccup being the round our transmission failed in CS-5 after my first timed lap,” Anton said.
Anton adds this CS-Time Attack title to his over 20 championships in Philippine Motorsports over the past 23 years which include Hillclimb racing (6), Circuit Racing-touring cars (7), Formula Toyota (1), Karting (2), Slalom (3), Autocross (1) and Rallycross/Dirt Trials (1), making him one of the most diverse and successful drivers of his era.
Anton is backed by Mark Young Racing, Yokohama, Castrol, Hornitex, Special Stage, Cars Unlimited, Home Outlet and Autoshack.
“It has been my dream since four years old after watching my dad race Go Karts to one day win a racing trophy of my own. The Lord has blessed me and kept me safe all these years, fulfilling every dream I ever had,” Anton added.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 18, 2012.