Teener lords it over clark speedway
Girl phenom Bianca Bustamante trumpeted her debut in karting’s senior echelons by sweeping the season’s first two races in the 2019 Petron Blaze 100 X30 Challenge Philippines at Clark International Speedway kart track over the weekend.
The 15-year-old reigning Asian Karting Open junior champion timed 12 minutes and 21.796 seconds in a 15-lap spin around the 1.2-kilometer track to top Race 1 of the X30 Senior class on Saturday and then turned in an even quicker 12:07.559 in Race 2 to show up Arvin Drueco, Don Batino and Jericke Holganza in that order in both contests.
With Miguel Angeles and Jolo Suba pressing her most of the way, Bustamante also ruled the two races’ pre-finals as she seized maximum points in the six-race, three-leg competition sponsored by Petron Corp.
Angeles clocked 12:22.247 to actually finish second to Bustamante in the combined race and ahead of Suba in Race 1 before the two runners-up exchanged places in Race 2 on Suba’s faster 12:10.981.