It was an action-packed weekend last August 27, 2022 as the 4.2 km long Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga played host to the first-ever one-make racing event of Radical Cars Philippines. Dubbed as the SEAOIL Radical Challenge, this opening round featured two of Radical Cars Philippines mean machines – the SR1 and the SR3/SR3 XX.
On the grid were some of the country’s star players in the motorsports scene. These include Iňigo Anton, Stefan Ramirez, Jason Choachuy, Gibson Yu, and JV Colayco. Not wanting to be left in the dust, rookie stars like Brian Poe and Mark Bumgarner also went full-on attack mode to show the big guns their potentials. Of course, these gentlemen represented their respective teams such as Motul PartsPro (Iñigo), Illa Racing PartsPro (Brian), EnSport (Stefan), OTR Motorsport (Mark), and TrackHos (Jason, Gibson, and JV).
Alright, with the formalities said, everything sprung into action that bright Saturday early morning, and it all started with a quick Drivers’ Briefing. This was conducted by Radical Cars Philippines’ very own Race Director, Marlon Stockinger, a formidable racer himself with years of competitive experience in local and international racing. Subjects discussed were things like safety on and off the track, as well as rules and regulations of the championship, among others. Afterward, a full day’s worth of practice sessions went underway, ensuring that everyone got it all good.