100 racers eyed in regional autocross

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Friday, August 8, 2014


THE battle for supremacy begins as the Racing Line 2014 Phoenix Accelerate Vega Regional Autocross Championship series hits the road today at the begin tomorrow and Sunday at Speed City, Diversion Rd. Maa, Davao City.

Organizer Jong Uy of Racing Live Tv, who guested along with Bok Mata of Moto-X Davao, Fritz Tan and Neil Laure of AMFM Productions and Hot August Races, and Jon Ono of the Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. in Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the NCCC Mall B3 Center, said they've been holding this kind of racing event for the last nine years every Kadayawan Festival.

"This was organized to determine who will be the top driver of the year for Davao City and the 2014 Mindanao Driver of the year," Uy said.

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The race will be participated in by racers and delegates from Davao, Cotabato, General Santos City, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Marbel.

Big names like defending champion Sid Datukon, Johanz Tan of General Street Runners, Pietro Jaldon and Jommel Manansala lead the cast of confirmed participants.

Jaldon, the 2009 Mindanao Driver of the year, is poised to reclaim the title but not without tough opposition from Datukon and Manansala.

Uy, for his part, said,"It will be a huge event for us in the racing industry especially maha-highlight na naman siya during the Kadaywan Festival."

Registration fee is P2,500 for interested drivers.

Mata, meanwhile, bared another event in Kadayawan which is the CycloMax Moto-cross slated on August 24 at the MXD Race Track, Crocodile Park, Davao City.

Some 150 racers are expected to participate in novice, beginners, advanced, elite, executive, and Pantra categories.

Ono, on the other hand, said the partnership between Phoenix and racing events will be a big help for both sides as the products and services will be hyped and at the same time for the racers to experience using Phoenix service in their racing bikes.

Prizes include merchandise and freebies from Phoenix, motor fuel and Phoenix cards.

"This event serves as avenue for riders to express their liking and interest in the sport of racing. It is also an exposure for them to improve their skills," Mata said.

The race track design is expected to be tough and different this time to further improve the fair play of the competition.

Both events are sponsored by Phoenix Accelerate Vega and Premium 98.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 09, 2014.

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