As the day continued, so did Typhoon Domeng’s reign. This prompted the officials to put a word of caution to the drivers as they pressed on with the Grid Races. Despite this, the combined Staunch Performance Grid D and SmartFuels 2 Race Grid E race went underway. Safety concerns were on an all-time high, with the race being capped to just 5 laps. But this didn’t mean it was short-changed in terms of action.
In fact, Paul Ongcuangco, Andre Makkina Tan, Erwin Manaog, and Franklin Ong engaged on a tricky 4-way battle in Grid D. The men faced hairy situations and close calls during the intense 5-lap race, but Ongcuangco came out on top to finish 1st. On his trail were Tan and Manaog who crossed the line 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Felix Chua concluded the weekend with a race-winning stint in Grid E. Joining him on the podium were Mark Pascual in 2nd and Amiel Del Mundo.
By afternoon, Typhoon Domeng went ballistic, unleashing even heavier torrents of rain. It was at this point where the stewards decided to hold off the Petron Grid A, KYB Grid B, and Recaro Grid C races for safety reasons. In the end, it was agreed upon by both the stewards and the drivers to reschedule the races on the next round.
Speaking of the next round, underline July 14 on the calendar as the 2018 Petron FlatOut Race Series will head down south at the Batangas Racing Circuit for Round 5.
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