Aguilar leads 1st Mayor Gomer Sabio Tagoloan motocross

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Top dirt bike riders from all over the country will see action in the first ever Mayor Gomer Sabio Motocross and Flat Track Competition on February 1-2 in Barangay Natumolan, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. (SunStar File)

FRESH from flashing his deadly form in Bukidnon's Malaybalay Kaamulan Festival, the legendary Glenn Aguilar is set to stamp his class anew in the cash-rich 1st Mayor Gomer "Enan" A. Sabio Motocross & Flat Track Competition on February 1-2 (Saturday and Sunday) off the challenging race tracks in Natumolan, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

The 44-year-old Aguilar, who never slowed despite being literally ganged up by younger rivals Bornok Mangosong and Mitch Rivera in Northern Mindanao clashes last year, leads a star-studded cast in the two-day event, capping the two-week long Candelaria Festival 2020 of Tagoloan town.

"We considered first Barangay Sta. Cruz as venue of our motocross, but some glaring glitches had prompted us to stage it instead in Barangay Natumolan. Grabe ka habog, habog pa sa dump truck, mas kulba ang race tracks sa Natumolan compared sa Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur where the Kaamulan and Wao races transpired late last year. Dili gyod magmahay ang manan-away," assured Barangay Mohon's village chair Francis Jerson Sabio, facilitator of the keenly-awaited motocross, in a talk with SunStar Cagayan de Oro.

"It's probably the widest and largest race tracks in Mindanao," he added.

Out to give the multi-titled Aguilar a run for the top prize are Mitchelin Rivera, Donark Yuzon, Terrence Pierce Napat, Jubenille Abellar, Darrell Pineda, Eliazar Adlawan, Rodel Cameros, Jules Bandigan, Jewen Lagrada, stephen Guibone, John Almerino, Nino Manacap, Joshua Velarde, John Padilla, Coco Dimaano, Randel Bait-it, Servillano Pantonial, Dave Diano, Charles Escorzon, Jaime DabloTristan Galanto, Rolly Naparan, Stanley Nuneza, Samuel Naparan, Crison Dacoble, Glen Lapuz and Lucille Saburao.

"I like Mr. Aguilar because he also played basketball as a teenager before falling in love with motocross. He's probably the Greatest of All Time in Philippine Motocross and he has no plans of slowing down. His impending performance in Tagoloan is a must-see for everyone who loves motocross. Di lang sa basketball daghan pang programa sa sports ang suportado sa mayor," said Tagoloan sports-in-charge Van Halen Parmis.

The Tagoloan festivities had just concluded the Chooks To Go SM NBTC Misamis Oriental League (January 25 to February 3) and 1st Tagoloan Duathlon and Fun Run (January 26).

An Open Darts Tournament will also unfurl on the night of February 2 at the Tagoloan Grandstand dubbed as "SMB Night."


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