Nakamori edges Dizon for Karter of Year title | Inquirer Sports

Nakamori edges Dizon for Karter of Year title

/ 05:30 AM September 19, 2017

Japanese expatriate Takaharu Nakamori of Apex Racing topped the sixth and final round by three seconds over chief rival John Dizon to wrap up the overall title in the 2017 Petron X30 Karting Challenge Cup at Carmona Racetrack recently.

Nakamori’s victory in the X30 Senior Petron Blaze 100 class also meant he clinched the Karter of the Year Award with 221 points in the series, nine up on Dizon of Edgesport Racing who had earlier moved within seven points of the Japanese after ruling the fifth round.

Eduardo Coseteng Jr. of Eagle Cement-Petron Racing secured the Junior Karter of the Year plum after sweeping the Pre-Final and Final races of Rounds 5 and 6 for 270 points overall.


Keon Romoff of VS Racing placed second with 159 points followed by Jarred Kim of Empire-Red Bull Racing with 137.

Zach David bagged the XCS Mini-ROK title over Khazart Romoff, William Go, Junho Kim and Joharry Suba while Juan Diego Macapagal ruled the Apex Cup Stock class over Wong Ho Pok. —STEVE SILVA, MOTORSPORTS CONTRIBUTOR

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