Aguilars rule Diamond Motor MX; Saulog sizzles in ladies
THOUGH way ahead of the field in the race for overall honors, ageless Glenn Aguilar didn‘t relax as he triumphed in the fifth and final leg of the Diamond Motor Corporation Motocross Series Saturday at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.
The 16-time Rider of the Year and former Asian Motocross titleholder scorched the dusty track with his daredevil style to dominate Moto 1 and 2 of the premier Pro Open Production.
Aguilar, whose son McLean, a De La Salle-Taft student, pocketed the Pro Lites crown, thus finished his glittering campaign by winning four of the five legs contested in the series organized by Extreme Adrenalin Sports and Generation Congregation headed by Sam Tamayo.
“The five-leg Diamond Motor M Series made us witness God’s miracles in stages. The Lord answered our prayers and desires for the sport. To God be glory,” said Tamayo,who is also a pastor.
Other supporters of the highly-applauded series due to its high-level of competitions were Wheeltek, Dunlop tires, Pilipinas Shell, Dickies, Against the Flow Apparel, Draven Shoes, Shell Petroleum Corporation, Coffee Grounds, and PTT Philippines Corporation.
“I can feel getting fit right now. I don’t get tired easily due to my hard training. Me and my son always do the training. It paid off. He won in the pro lites,” said Aguilar.
“I am so happy that I cannot ask for any more blessings.”
Jon Blaylock of main sponsor Diamond Motor Corporation, which distributes the blockbuster 2016 Montero, Mirage and Mitsubishi vehicles, expresed delight on the result of the series.
Fans were also treated to the roaring sounds of local bands headlines by Slapshock,Firefalldown, Silent Sanctuary, Maryzark, WilaBaliw, Greyhoundz, Kneel, Fireflies and Saydie.
The overflowing crowd which braved the midday sun also witnessed the unveiling of the newest Montero model and stunts by Pilipinas Got Talent finalist Bornok Mangosong during a break in high-octane racing.
Fast-rising JC Rellosa snatched second place, followed by Enzo Rellosa. Ralph Ramento settled for fourth place while the young Aguilar managed to snag fifth.
McLean, however, topped the Pro Lites, relegating Jepoy Rellosa, younger brother of JC, to second spot. Third place went to Ompong Gabriel followed by Bulacan-pride Buboy Antonio.
The ladies category also thrilled the fans as Janelle Saulog, daughter of Living Legend Jovie, repulsed the challenge of youthful Pia Gabriel to win Moto 1 and 2.
Saulog, a UST graduate, topped the overall title, followed by Gabriel. Third place went toMia Villalon while Quiana Reyes took fourth. Xy Xy Maximo was fifth.
The elder Saulog brought back his glory days by topping the Veterans class over long-time rivals Jing Leongson.
Buboy Antonio ruled the Amateur Open followed by Ompong Gabriel. RJ De Leon ended in third spot.
Roman Llorente beat Dean Gabriel in the Executive Open, while David Viterbo reigned supreme in the Kids 85cc.
Other winners were Benjo Leyva (Underbone); Wenson Reyes (Kids 50cc and 65cc);Maynard Mercado (MMF Academy); and Christopher Oberio (Open Locan Enduro).
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