Philippine Arena, Bocaue, Bulacan – Last May 23 and 24 the Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship Series broke loose in the Philippine Arena ground and thrilled the Bulakenyos, and other visitors that have traveled to experience high-speed drifting. Round 3 & 4 happened in the Philippine Arena Motoring Festival and organized by the Tradeshow International, and Maligaya Development Corp.
Saturday, May 23, Round 3 started with the Amateur Series and John Lazaga of team GMW was off to a good start early on by taking 1st place, followed by Alex Nunez of team GMW in 2nd place and Stephen Ng of team DMF/ Kowloonin 3rd.
In the Pro Division, the badboy of drift came all out to burn rubber that even last year’s drift judge Jason Choachuy came out to play using a 190e Mbenz by Atoy Customs. It was Boodies Da Basol of team GMW who took everyone by surprise and showed that his 1978 L type Lancer powered by a SR20 DET engine can match the others with 400-horse power engines. Da Basol took 1st place for round 3, followed by Gio Rodriguez of team Atoy Customs in 2nd place, and Jason Choachuy in 3rd place.
Round 4, May 24, Sunday was a different story in the amateur series, as Stephen Ng of team DMF/ Kowloon took everyone to the edge as he grabbed 1st place from John Lazaga of team GMW who settled in 2nd place, followed by Alex Nunez of team GMW in 3rd place.
In the Pro Division, there was so much action that gave the judges a hard time. In the end Boodie Dabasol of team GMW did it in style as he took 1st place, winning back-to-back rounds during the weekend. John Boban of team DriftMOB fell to 2nd, and Gio Rodriguez of team Atoy Customs settled in 3rd for a consistent podium finish for this season.
We have concluded the mid-season of the Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship Series, and Rodriguez continues to lead the Championship series,closely followed by John Boban, and Boodie da basol, while in the Amateur class, Stephen Ng leads, followed by Alex Nuez and John Lazaga.
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