Malgapo tops Malolos mini motocross tilt
Isabela native David Malgapo bucked the ill-effects of a broken arm he suffered in February to steal the thunder from Bulakeño Wenson Reyes in the second leg of the Mayor Christian Natividad mini motocross series at Malolos Sports and Convention race track.
Despite lack of practice due to his injury, Malgapo took the holeshot against Reyes, whose bid to duplicate his win in the first leg, turned into a nightmare when he made a wrong turn in the first corner.
Malgapo surged ahead never to look back as Reyes, egged on by his provincemates, needed to salvage second place at the expense of Zan Mamaril in the race for riders 12 years old and below.
As a result, both Malgapo and Reyes will vie for overall race supremacy in the third and final leg slated on Saturday.
‘‘This is going to be a very exciting final leg,’’ said Mx Messiah Fairgrounds Academy director Sam Tamayo.
Reyes bounced back by topping the Kids 85cc 12 and below while his sister Quiana stayed unbeaten in the all-girls 14 and below.
Lady rider Xy Maximo claimed her second win in the Kids 50cc 7-8 years old and in the all-girls division for age 9 and below.
Also with perfect marks were Joshua Tamayo of Yamaha PW50 (age 4-6), Christopher Mercado of Yamaha PW50(8 and under) and Kids 65cc (7-9), Kevin Clint Bernardo of Kids 50cc (4-6) and Tj Villalon of Kids 50cc (8 and below).