Season’s quickest vie for Driver of the Year plum
The country’s finest motorsports achievers from the previous season take a bow on March 17 when they are honored in a gala celebration of the 15th Golden Wheel Awards Night at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura in Taguig City.
From karting to GT racing, the champions of the various 2017 race series will receive the sport’s most prestigious trophy.
The 2017 awardees are McKinley Kyle Paz (Scooter racing), Masato Fernando (Underbone), Marvin Mangulabnan (Superbikes), Donark Yuzon (Motocross), John Dizon (Karting), Milo Rivera (Slalom), Rick Jason de Guzman (Classic Cars), Patrick Dela Rosa (Grand Touring), Carlo Magno Jr. (Rallycross), Jonathan Tiu (Drag Racing), Eduardo Coseteng Jr. (Asian Karting, juniors) and Jacob Paolo Ang (Asian Karting, seniors).
The awardee for 4×4 Offroad Racing will be announced.
From among these season champions will emerge the Golden Wheel Driver of the Year awardee, a recognition befitting the racer who posted the most impressive win in 2017.
“The winner doesn’t have to be the runaway champion in his category last season,” said Johnny Tan, The Golden Wheel Awards founder and patron and regarded as the country’s godfather of motorsports. “He or she must display the truest character of a champion, a fighter to the last.”
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