Davao pride April King Mascardo had a super 2019 racing season and one of the titles he got this year was the Super Underbone Open plum.
Mascardo who raced again for Suzuki-VMan this year placed second in the second round race held in Antipolo and after that he came up with a four-round winning streak. He won the Davao, Bacolod, and Cebu rounds and carried on the momentum until the final round Cavite race. Mascardo on his Suzuki Raider R150 Fi was indeed unstoppable and his victories delighted his family, supporters and fans all over the country.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Panginoon sa paggabay sa akin bawat race. Hindi po tayo magtatagumpay kung walang Panginoon. Tiwala lang and my always best preparation is prayers. Nagpapa-salamat po ako sa lahat ng nagtitiwala pa rin sa kakayahan ko,” said the always humble Mascardo who still registered the best last time in the sixth and last Super Underbone Open race of 2019.
In the final round, Racing Force rider Kerwin Chang joined the Super Underbone class for the first time and the rider from Cainta placed second using his Yamaha Sniper. Third to finish the race was Suzuki-VMan racer Eane Jaye Sobretodo. KOSO Philippines’ Dustin Esguerra placed fourth in the 15-lap race. Mark Djereck Ondillo and Jayppe Obedencio who are both members of the Suzuki-VMan racing team finished fifth and sixth.
As Mascardo was crowned as the 2019 Super Series Super Underbone Open champion, Esguerra was hailed as the Vice Champion. Each Super Underbone race of the Super Series was highly anticipated as highly skilled racers on powerful underbones battle it out for supremacy.
Super Underbone Open
April King Mascardo
Eane Jaye Sobretodo
Mark Djereck Ondillo
*This article was published in InsideRACING’s Volume 17 Number 10 2019 issue.