Tuason Racing E-Sports program raises PHP403k for frontliners
The successful championship round of the #RaceForFrontliners ended with a lot of excitement from the Celebrity Challenge to an unexpected twist in the Final Round.
Last April, Tuason Racing, together with Phoenix PULSE, kicked off the Esports campaign that brought together racing enthusiasts during community quarantine and helped out different frontliners and Barangays around Metro Manila. After four elimination rounds, the culminating event was made even bigger with more prizes and the Celebrity Challenge.
The Celebrity Challenge grid was composed of Vios Cup stalwarts Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, Fabio Ide, Phoemela Baranda, Gaby Dela Merced, Jinno Rufino , Ivan Carapiet, and Arianne Bautista, who raced for their Barangay Beneficiaries.
The event raised a donation worth PHP403,000 for various frontliners and barangays.
They went head-to-head in the Time Attack Competition, and after a fierce battle, Carapiet and Montero ended up in the top for the final showdown. Carapiet was able to finish with the best time claiming the Champion title, and took PHP50,000 worth of Family Mart food packages which will be donated to Barangay Western Bicutan. All celebrity racers also received PHP10,000 worth of Family Mart goodies for their respective beneficiary communities.
After two semifinal heats, the final nine (9) qualifiers ran a reverse grid making the competition fiercer. Starting on the pole was Inigo Anton, 2nd Ian Soquila, 3rd Russel Cabrera, 4th Corban Guerero, 5th Jeff De Vera, 6th Joaquin Garrido, 7th Rabboni Buenaventura, 8th Kevin Puatu, 9th Zio Tantengco. Anton did a lights to flag race with Russel closely behind.
Anton brought home a new racing simulator rig; decked with OMP Full Bucket Seat, Seven Star Garage Sim Rig Frame, Logitech G29 Wheel, LG HD Television unit, OMP Racing Suit, and OMP Helmet amounting to more than PHP150,000. The 2nd Placer won an LG Mini -Sound System, while the 3rd placer will win a PHP5,000 worth of Phoenix Pulse Fuel.
The Tuason Racing – Phoenix PULSE Young Drivers ESports Program: Race For Frontliners is presented by Phoenix Pulse Petroleum Philippines, and sponsored by LG OLED TV, PC Express, FamilyMart, OMP and Toplift and supported by partner organizations, AAP, GT Philippines, SRPH, Ribbon Arc, and Seven Star Garage with media partners, AutoCar, AutoDeal, C! Magazine, Inquirer, Time Attack Manila, and WheelsPH.