It has been a while since we have had a big “feel good” motocross community race in the Philippines attended by and participated in mostly by both old and new friends. An event where riders, regardless wether they are legends, experienced or new to the sport, would gather for one big race to bring back, not only the glory, but the fun and warm camaraderie back.
The KRB Speedway MX Cup held last Sunday October 30 in Antipolo City did just that and brought many smiles and happy feelings to everyone who loves motocross.
Most of the credit goes to the person who not only invested to improve Mitas- KRB Speedway facilities and track, but also organized the event, Mr. Dexter Daquigan.
“Maraming salamat sa lahat ng nag tiwala at mag titiwala pa! Basta lahat kayo sa KRB Welcome! I’m doing this for the love of Moto! Mabuhay!” Said a very tired but proud Daquigan after the long day.
Most of the motocross legends were there competing or spectating to give support including Multi time national motocross champions Jovie Saulog and Kenneth San Andres.
Majority of the particpants were hobbyist and new MX riders which is a very good indication of the health of the sport despite the lack of motorsports since the pandemic.
The Open PRO races were wonby Ralph Ramento over Kenneth San Andres and Ralph Jasper Estiandan.
Meanwhile, the PRO VET was won by legend Jovie Saulog with his daughter Janelle Saulog taking the Ladies Class. The Enduro classes went to Randy Dayao and Joshua Navarro and 2T classes went to Arvin Bacas and Ralph Ramento.
The Production classes were won by Ralph Jaspher Estiandan and Jasper Marcellana The Kids classes went to Daniel Teves, Christopher Mercado and Chad Reed Bautista.
Interesting to note is the influx of road racers joining the club races including Jaime Barcial, Rizaldy Canare, Dustin Esguerra, Dave De Leon, Romer Corbe, Glen Miguel and others.
JaimeBarcial won the Executive B race while Glen Miguel won in the Executive C class.
The very emotional Circuit Racer ClubRace podium were occupied by big name legends in local roadracing. It was won by Rizaldy Canare, after early race leader Jaime Barcial made a mistake and Dustin Esguerra.
Canare summed up what this race meant to the community and its goal to attract more riders to revive and grow the sport of motocross.
“Maganda naging resulta ng race, actually hindi ko inaasahan na magpopodium ako and lalo na mag champion pa, 2 times lang kasi kami nakapag practice before ng race and nakita kong problema ko ung strength and endurance,sobrang bilis kong mapagod. During the race sabi ko na lang sa sarili ko, mag enjoy lang and basta ibigay ko ung lahat ng kaya ko, and maging happy na lang sa magiging result. Kagaya ng ginagawa ko dati. basta ibibigay ko lang ung best ko!
“Finally natapos na din. I finish 1st in Circuit Club Race category. Maganda naging start ko after ng 1st corner na secure ko ung 2nd position, so maintain lang ang position remained focused hanggang 2 laps to go na lang, nagkamali si Jaime, who was leading the race, I took advantage of his mistake and maintain lang hanggang finish! Thank you everyone who supported me.Glen Miguel of FGM Kawasaki Racing Team and Dashi Watanabe of WRD Riding Development for my racebike ,Charlie Ong of Alpinestars Philippines for keeping me protectedB , Dexter Grio Daquigan of KRB Offroad Track for the great event and Al Camba of InsideRacing magazine sa walang sawang pagsuporta sa aming mga racers!” said Canare.
With other friendly motocross tracks in Batangas and Bulacan, the sport could make a big resurgence very soon!
A big congratulations to the Philippine motocross community!
OPEN PRO Race 1
Ralph Ramento Kenneth San Andres Ralph Jasper Estiandan
OPEN PRO Race 2
Ralph Ramento Kenneth San Andres Randel Bait-it
Ralph Jaspher Estiandan Kurt Fellizar Hasim Benjamin Ali
Jasper Marcellana John Alex Saligao Charles Matthew Cariaga
Janelle Saulog Beah Bucag Keisha Conde
Jovie Saulog Jason Serrano Gimo Gonzales
Daniel Teves Aron Arcilla Dhen Mhark Teves
Christopher Mercado Prince Beige Bucag King Jared Cariaga
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