80 entries seen in Total Quartz Hot August Races

EIGHTY entries or more are seen to join the much-anticipated Total Quartz Hot August Races this August 19 and 20 at the Speed City race track of the Crocodile Park Complex in Ma-a.

“These entries are mostly coming from areas in Mindanao and some in Luzon,” according to Jay Sanchez of Total Quartz Lubricants in yesterday’s Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the SM City Davao.

Sanchez who came along with Total Lubricants Business to Consumer Lubricants area manager also added that cash prizes and gift items such as car accessories will also be at stake for the winners in the 1/8 mile legal drag racing event which is also dubbed as the Sonny Gonzalez Cup.

Vanni Garcia of W-Autosports Racing along with the father and son tandem of Gary and Kyle Dumbrique of Team Classic are eyed as pre-race bets in the Quick 8 and Class A divisions but will get a tough ride next to Benjie and Elben Pang of Ground Image, Peter Sia of Driftech and Michael Cong of DMT.

Other categories to be contested by such entries coming from Davao, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City and Lanao are Class B and C. Time trials are set on August 19 from 9 a.m. onwards while race proper will be on August 20.

The Class C division will kick off its race proper on August 20 starting at 9 a.m. to be followed by the Quick 8, Class A and Class B categories. The Class A and Quick 8 champion will be receiving P10,000 plus a signature race jacket and cap while the Class B and C top podium will get P20,000.

Registration is pegged P2,500 per entry.

Dubbed as the biggest and longest running legal drag racing event in celebration of the 32nd Kadayawan Festival, the two-day motorsporting activity is presented by Total Quartz Engine Oil, the Davao Classic and Sportscar Club Incorporated and Pirelli Tires.

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