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EVENT: 2010 Lateral Drift Championship Round 4 – Wet and Wild

Posted by Karl on 10th July 2010 in Karl San Luis

Alex Perez Nissan S13

Welcome to Round 4 of the Lateral Drift Pro-Am Championship! Things went very interesting as weather played a part in this round. After a wet and wild showdown, Alex Perez emerged the outright winner after battling hard with Jason Choachuy.

After a dry qualifying session, 16 drivers each from the Pro and Amateur division went through. It was smooth for Kevin Tayao, one of the Team Yellowcab drivers in his AE86 as he qualified on third for the Pro division.

Team Yellowcab AE86 Corolla

Here’s Gio Rodriguez in his A-toy Bodykits / Falken Tires A31 Cefiro with Skyline fascia on the front. He starts his lap here, on his way to proceed to the race the following day.

Gio Rodriguez Nissan Cefiro

The drivers who were able to qualify proceeded to the Sunday race. Clouds loomed in the afternoon and gave a clue that it was going to be a very interesting one. Luckily for the amateur division drivers, it was dry and consistent for their race. Jayson Lao forges his way on a dark and cloudy session, as he manages to finish in the top 8 for the amateur division.

Jayson Lao Nissan S15

Mike Tuason of Tuason Racing School finished a respectable 4th on his Mazda BT50. With a 4th place, he currently lies 3rd for the Amateur division championship. Alvin Dayrit in the dmfdrift Nissan S14 finished on the podium. Bjorn Ongtiabok capitalizes on the dry weather, as he goes sideways in his diesel powered Mazda BT50, only to be defeated by Kar Montaner in his old Corona.

Bjorn Ongtiabok Mazda BT50

The 19 year old Montaner wins this round using a Toyota Corona for the Amateur division.

After the introduction of the drivers, rain had poured down. Unfortunately for Boodie Dabasol and his Mitsubishi L-type Lancer, he succumbs to the weather, on his way to an early exit for the afternoon.

Boodie Dabasol Mitsubishi Lancer

Gio Rodriguez in the A-toy Bodykits / Falken Tires A31 Cefiro with Skyline fascia on the front kept it smooth, until an error forced him to finish only in the top 8.

Gio Rodriguez Nissan Cefiro

Raymond Ronquillo in his mighty Nissan R33 Skyline makes it to the elite 4, on his way to a solid 4th place.

Raymond Ronquillo Nissan R33

Kevin Tayao of Team Yellowcab slides his Toyota AE86 Corolla, on his way to finish in the podium.

Kevin Tayao AE86 Corolla

Jason Choachuy qualified at the top in the Saturday qualifying session, and managed to finish runner-up in the 4th round of the championship. That means Alex Perez wins this round, after Choachuy spins in their fierce battle.

With the win, Alex Perez now leads the Pro championship, and with just two rounds remaining, this one can be anyone’s ball game.

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Written by Karl

Karl has a very undying passion with cars, specifically motorsports, since 5 years old. He has watched every race of the Formula 1™ season since 1999, when he was still 9 years old. One of his motorsports heroes is Michael Schumacher, whom he has watched in five of his seven seasons as the world driver’s champion.

Karl uses a Nikon D80, and a Sigma 100-300mm f/4.

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