RACE REPORTS

Cebu Adrenaline Rush 2

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Text: Brent Co / Photos: Brent Co | posted July 18, 2007 00:00

Records were set and some broken as well in the two-day event.

The 2nd Adrenalin Rush fused the festive Sinulog celebration of Cebu and fast cars together under one festive event at the South Reclamation Project (SRP) in Cebu. Over 70 cars participated in the two-day event which featured qualifying time trial runs on the first day and elimination and final runs in the second day. Local color was added as cultural dancers paraded the pitlane on raceday as cars sped off the 1320. Side events included a body painting show, an R&B band and DJ Elmer Dado spinning techno tunes at the finale.

Records were set and some broken as well in the two-day event. Prodrive CDO/Hilton Motors set the Quickest ET for the event with 10.911 seconds with the turbocharged Honda Civic Hatchback of Captain Chavez which carried the flag for the team. They also set the fastest Honda record for Cebu. In the Cebu All-Motor Honda record books, Auto Care Racing reclaimed their crown as Lord Seno piloted their 1800cc engine powered Civic Hatchback to a record 12.216-second ET.

Records were set and some broken as well in the two-day event. Prodrive CDO/Hilton Motors set the Quickest ET for the event with 10.911 seconds with the turbocharged Honda Civic Hatchback of Captain Chavez which carried the flag for the team. They also set the fastest Honda record for Cebu. In the Cebu All-Motor Honda record books, Auto Care Racing reclaimed their crown as Lord Seno piloted their 1800cc engine powered Civic Hatchback to a record 12.216-second ET.

Interesting figures were seen in the race as well, Mato Tan piloted the Matonetics Just 3 Civic Hatchback to a 12.345-second ET in the time trials, while Lord Seno's record run logged a trap speed of 111.11mph. Intense competition was seen between the Team D-Force/DGL Trucks and Prodrive CDO/Hilton Motors in the Quick-8 and Class A Elimination and final runs.

Matonetics' Ogie Mamuric swept through the Quick-8 like a fierce storm as he dispatched his opponents in the first two rounds. Mamuric squared off against David Lim aboard his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V in the final found. Lim broke his driveshaft with a hard launch at the start literally handing over the win to Mamuric. The Quick-8 was composed of 4 entries from Team D Force (Nissan Skyline, 2.2-liter all-motor Honda Civic Hatchback, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V, and an Evolution VII), Prodrive Cagayan de Oro with 3 turbocharged Honda Civic, and last but not the least the Matonetics Just 3 Honda Civic.

In the Class A championships, it was John Mark Padero who piloted the Hilton Motors Prodrive Civic owned by Captain Chaves on a showdown with Team D-Force Ferdie Chua aboard his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII. Padero dispatched Ong with ease taking the class win.

In the Class B championships, it was STU Racing's Ednel Hosnan taking the win over Lester Petino of the Speedtech Racing Team. In the Class C championships JBE Racing Team's JP Remedio relegated Auto Care Racing's Warren Go to a runner-up finish.

In Class D, it was Jude Murillo of Team D Force victorious over Curbie Canete of JRA Racing in the final showdown of the 6-car field. In the Fun Class, it was Peterson Lim of Hilton Motors Racing driving a Honda Civic SiR who dominated over the 13 car division.