Prodigious Anton bags 2nd Asian karting win | Inquirer Sports

Prodigious Anton bags 2nd Asian karting win

/ 02:56 AM October 03, 2015

IÑIGO Anton overcame fierce competition and a rain-drenched track to post his second successive victory in the Asian Karting Open Championships at Carmona Race Track in Cavite recently.

Anton, the ace Castrol-Yokohama karter who ruled the kickoff leg of the continental series in Macau, made sure he bagged the Asian Cade title of the Philippine leg in a machine prepared by Kart Plaza-Works Bell.

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Anton’s countryman Joaquin Garrido finished second with Austrian Constantin Reisch settling for third spot.

Constantly setting the pace in the preliminary races, Anton seized pole position for the final heat.

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He quickly pulled away from Garrido, Reisch, Khristine Yokohama of Japan and his Chis Edgesport-Mark Young Racing teammate Maveric Corpuz when the final heat was fired off.

Yokoyama and Corpuz later tangled, forcing the latter to quit the race with a broken bumper.

“After we won Macau in June, I knew it would be hard to win again,” said Anton. “So I really prepared for this with coach Edgen (Dy-liacco).”

With the back-to-back victories, Anton now totes a commanding lead in the Asian championship going into the third leg in November in Thailand.

“Inigo’s practice sessions with [champion karter] Flynn Jackes also made the difference,” Carlos Anton, Iñigo’s multititled racing champion dad said.

Anton is backed by Auto Shack, JSD autosport, Special Stage, View Park Hotel, MohSpeed and Kilton.

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