AKOC: Tsui proves title potential
Philippine Daily Inquirer
CHRISTOPHER Joseph “CJ” Tsui proved his championship potential recently in the 2012 Philippine KF2-KF3 Cup Series and the Philippine leg of the 2012 Asian Karting Open Championship at the Carmona Racetrack in Cavite.
Projected to be the next big star of local karting, the 17-year-old De La Salle Zobel senior put up a gallant stand against foreign rivals to land among the top three Filipino finishers of the annual international event on his first crack in the premiere Senior division.
In the 2012 Philippine KF2-KF3 Cup Series, he emerged KF2 champion in Round 2 at the expense of Industria Racing teammate Bobby Domingo and Cebu’s Tonyo Carcel and placed third in Round 3 behind champion Milo Rivera.
Tsui, crediting the support of Industria Racing Team and his sponsor Asia Overseas Transport Co. Inc., played a bigger role for the country in the AKOC when he placed fifth in the premiere Formula 125 Open Senior class.
Starting third on the grid in the Final race, Tsui got caught in a mix-up that shoved him down at the tailend of the 22-man grid.
But Tsui’s will to win and intense desire to deliver honor for the country enabled him to mount a rally and claim fifth place.
“There could only be one champion in any race. Still, I’m glad to have played a significant role for the Philippine title campaign in this prestigious event up against the bests of the Asian region,” said Tsui. Steve Silva, Contributor