Garcia, Sia share honors in TRL-Petro Pro Drag C’ships

VANNI Garcia of team W-Autosports Racing and Driftech’s Peter Sia along with two others share the spotlight by winning separate top podium finishes at the close of the 2017 The Racing Line Petron Ultron Pro Drag Racing Championships, Sunday at the Speed City Crocodile park grounds.

Garcia added another Quick 8 title to his cabinet of championships closing out in style via a 6.787 seconds run in the finals on top of Team Classic’s Kyle Dumbrique. His road to the finals included a victory over teammate Edwin Torres in his first round then followed it up over Classic’s Allan Chiu for a ticket to the winner-take-all run.

Dumbrique who ran at 7.474 in the finals settled for the runner-up while Sia wound-up at third to complete the Quick 8’s top three after beating Nino Aliviado of JDN Autoworks.

Despite his third place finish in the Quick 8, Sia had his vindication run to bag the Class A division crown. As an underdog next to pre-race bets Chiu and K-Racing’s Chong Pe Benito, Sia came into the finals after the round-robin run format which saw him next to Chiu for the crown. He came out with a .0005 reaction time in the finals as Chiu failed to launch from the starting grid.

Benito settled for the 2nd runner-up honors.

Team Classic’s Gil Ciudadano and rookie racer Paolo de Jesus also made their presence felt winning the Class B and C divisions, respectively.

Ciudadano edged Chiu in the Class B finals while Karerista’s Khomeni Sinal settled for third.

De Jesus also had his winning ways in Class C over Uzzi Wedmark Cabacungan of D-Oil and Gilbert Emano of team C3 who placed second and third, in that order.

Race chairman Jonathan Uy along with Drex Libaton, Jam Diaz and Honor Ilagan of Petron awarded the winners with their respective trophies and gift items in grand rites after the finals.

The two-day motorsporting event was presented by Petron Ultron and backed by Rapid Fix Service Center, Transition Parts, Pirelli Tires, Auston Tires, Apollo tires and the Davao Crocodile Park.

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