Diwa conquered the technical track of Bantay
Maxxis Tires Philippines and the National Association of Filipino Off-roaders (NASFOR) recently concluded the 6th leg of the Maxxis 4×4 Cup Extreme Off-road Challenge in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.
It had 28 participants from different parts of the country and were warmly welcome by the locals and Bantay mayor Sammy Boy Parilla.
Bantay is a highly technical track with difficult obstacles that test the precision driving skills of the competitors. It includes a couple of mud pits, a log crossing that riders had to traverse three times and numerous sandy inclines.
For those who are not familiar with the event, Maxxis 4x4 Cup is a highly grueling 13-leg extreme off-road racing series.
Competitors need to traverse two different courses labeled as track A and track B during their qualifying run. Each driver are given 20 minutes to complete each track.
The top 20 drivers with the best combined times qualifies for the final round on the second day of the competition.
For the final round, tracks A and B will be combined to form track C. Sequence of who drives first will be determined via drawing of lots. Drivers are once again given 20 minutes to complete the course.
Final ranking will be determined by the combined results of the riders for tracks A, B and C.
Red Diwa of Isabela Extreme won the race followed by Noel “JR” Bartolome, Jr. of the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines. Rounding off the top three was the leading Driver of the Year contender, Edison Dungca of the Kapampangan Racing Team.
Diwa had a combined total time of 20:21:92 for three tracks A, B and C while Bartolome had a combined time of 21:19:39. Lastly, third placed Dungca had a combined time of 21:41:27.
The 2014 Maxxis Cup Extreme Off-road Challenge is presented by Maxxis Tires Philippines, in association with the National Association of Filipino Off-roaders (NASFOR) who also acts the event’s technical committee.
This event is also sponsored by the following: (1) 199 Off-Road House, with Mobil as the official lubricant sponsor, (2) Toptul as the official precision tool sponsor and (3) Race Tech Suspension as the official suspension partner.
Here are the 2014 Maxxis 4×4 Cup Schedule (Legs 7 to 12 including the 14th Philippine Tough Truck Challenge):
- May 24-25 Naga City, Camarines Sur
- May 31-June 1 Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte
- June 28 -29 Tacloban City, Leyte
- August 2 - 3 Davao City
- August 16-17 Tuguegarao City
- November 29-30 Angeles City, Pampanga
- December 6-7 Tough Truck Challenge 14