Mata, Bayhon head Araw Motocross winners

FAST-RISING rider Abu Mata and seasoned Ralph Bayhon head the list of winners on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross Championships held at the Moto X Farm in Barangay Langub, this city.

ABU Mata of Moto X Davao on course to the finish line on last Sunday's 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross at the Moto X Farm in Langub. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

ABU Mata of Moto X Davao on course to the finish line on last Sunday’s 81st Araw ng Dabaw Motocross at the Moto X Farm in Langub. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

Mata had his winning ways going in the Intermediate Production Open leaving past closest rivals Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places, respectively. The 21 year-old local bet rider on his Kawasaki KX 450 convincingly toured the Moto X Farm track with a bit of familiarity starting at the pole position noting several double jumps which kept him abreast next to his competitors in the seven lap race.

ABU Mata on top of the winners podium with Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places in the Intermediate Production Open category. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

ABU Mata on top of the winners podium with Nino Manacap and Mati City’s Charl Bandigan at second and third places in the Intermediate Production Open category. (Photo by Tommy Inigo)

Bayhon had his winning ways in the Expert Production Open that left past pre-race bet James Robo of New Zealand and Jules Bandigan of Mati City. Bayhon cruised past his foes down the last four of the seven-lap race as Robo failed to outran the Antipas, Cotabato City-based rider due to brake problems.

Race organizer Bok Mata and officials from Total Lubricants awarded the winners with their respective prizes after the race.

Other winners saw – Novice Production Open: Nino Manacap (1st), Angelo Pugosa (2nd), Charl Bandigan (3rd); Ladies Division: Frances Labastida (1st), Susie Magarang (2nd), JC Abayon (3rd);Executive Open: Timoy Olmoguez (1st), Bobby Antoniano (2nd), Alberto Dumanon (3rd), Enduro Open: Janyl Planas (1st), Enoylo Parenas (2nd), Kim Tulop (3rd); Pantra Open: Janyl Planas (1st), Ian John Jorolan (2nd), Wendel Pangan (3rd); Super Mini: Mike Bellera (1st), Botchocoy Planas (2nd), Silvino Quiza (3rd); Peewee 65: Botchocoy Planas (1st), Ria Simon (2nd), David Kirt Agfalza (3rd); Peewee 50: John Anthony Cortes (1st), Dave Emas (2nd), Chiara Tahil (3rd).

 

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