After about an hour’s worth of break time, Race 2 went underway with the Rota Promotional Class and Celebrity Class putting on the heat for the final showdown this year. Just like in Race 1, Dimple Napat emerged as the winner, an impressive feat. In 2nd place was Clive Fermin (Toyota Cebu), while coming in 3rd was JJ Beredo. The Celebrity Class, on the other hand, saw the dominance of Sam Milby over Chie Filomeno in 2nd and Gretchen Ho in 3rd.
John Dizon would repeat his race-winning efforts to claim 1st place once again in Bridgestone Sporting Class. DonVic Portugal came in 2nd, while Red Diwa, who didn’t let his Rac1 1 incident bring him down, rounded off the podium in 3rd.
Finally in Toyota Super Sporting Class, Dominic Ochoa (Toyota Quezon Avenue0 reigned supreme in 1st place. This was his first time to win the championship, an achievement which underscored the actor-turned-racer’s 5-year-long career as a Vios Cup participant. Joining him on the podium in 2nd was Keith Bryan Haw (Obengers/Toyota Otis), while Estefano Rivera (Obengers/Toyota Balintawak) settled for 3rd.
Overall, the 5th season of the Toyota Vios Cup was a blast. From its well-anticipated opening round in Clark, to its return to the streets of Metro Manila in Round 2, to this just-concluded 3rd Round in Clark, everything was well worth it. Looking forward to Season 6 next year, and the “possible debut” of the all-new Toyota Vios as the event’s new official racecar.
Photos by Randolph de Leon