A record 39 extreme racers from all over the country recently joined the 10th leg of the Maxxis Extreme 4×4 Cup, held over the weekend at the presidential city of Davao Organized by The National Association of Filipino Offroaders (NASFoR), the competition which coincided with the Kadayawan Festival, was dominated by local racers.
Davao 4Wheelers member Joseph Rodriguez claimed top spot, followed by Euane Evangelista of Digos 4Wheelers. 3rd and 4th place went to Dennis Garcia and Cesar Daquil respectively, both members of Davao 4Wheelers with Jun Dimafeliz, also from Digos 4Wheelers claiming 5th spot. Also joining the competition were Larry Mendiola and lone female racer Karen Pagquil, who’ve both represented the Philippines in international competitions.
The Davao leg, organized by first-time host Davao Cabantian Adventure Club, also saw 21 aspiring racers duke it out in the production category. Leg 11 will be held in General Santos City on September 1 and 2 while the 12th installment will be staged in Digos City on September 8 and 9. The 2018 series will conclude with Philippine Tough Truck Challenge XVIII in Cagayan De Oro City in December. After ten gruelling races, 2016 Driver of the Year (DOY) Daquil tops the current standing for the coveted DOY award with most accumulated points followed by JR Bartolome of the Land Cruiser Club of the Philippines in 2nd and Jherico Lara of the Aurora Racing Team in 3rd. 18 yr. old Christian John Doyon of Ormoc 4Wheelers, Derrick Gahite of Manila East Off-roaders and Karen Pagquil rounds off the top six contenders for the DOY trophy.
The top three best-performing teams so far are 4Wheelers Davao in first, followed by Ormoc 4Wheelers, with Nueva Ecija Off-roaders rounding off the top three. The 10th leg of the 2018 Maxxis Cup was presented by Maxxis Tires and is sponsored by Racetech Suspensions, 199 Offroad House, Phoenix Pulse, AEG Tools and Merco Bakeshop.