Davao riders shine in Lanao motocross
July 6, 2012 9:27 pm
DAVAO CITY, July 6 — Youthful Abu Mata of Team Phoenix MotoX Davao emerged champion in the first leg of the Gov. Dimaporo World Motocross Series held recently at the MCC Sports Complex in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
Mata, son of MotoX Davao president Bok, ruled the 85cc championship. He was followed by Keoco Dimaano and TJ Alberto as second and third, respectively. He also finished second runner-up in the Beginner Production event behind champion Jules Bandigan and first runner-up Seet John Sambon.
Two other MotoX Davao riders – Kimboy and Jessie Pineda – also took honors in the two-day race held as the 4th leg of the Enersel-Forte Philippine National Series, dubbed as the “Battle Royal: East Meets West”.
Kimboy managed to land sixth place in the International Pro event, beating former PHL No. 1 Jovie Saulog and Bornok Mangosong, who settled for 7th and 8th, respectively. Daniel Blair was the champion, followed by Sean Kranyak and the country’s No. 1 Glenn Aguilar, who placed second and third, while Dennis Stapleton and Ambo Yapparcon were the fourth and fifth.
Jessie, on the other hand, placed 7th in the Pro Open won by Aguilar. Mangosong finished second followed by Yapparcon, Saulog, Noynoy Rellosa and Donark Yuzon. Kimboy settled for 11th.
Aguilar also topped the Pro Lites followed by Rellosa and Saulog in that order. The other champions were BJ Pepito (65cc), Noynoy Rellosa (Intermediate), Paim Onahon (Underbone Novice & Open), Baby Dimaporo (Ladies), Nonoy Zambra (Special Event), John Almerino (Open Local Endo), Jay Lacnit (Exec A), and Jacob Orbe (Novice Open Prod). (PNA) RMA/Lolito T. delos Reyes/ldp/utb