When all motorsports events and other forms of large scale motoring related events were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuason Racing School (TRS) organized an e-game virtual racing program designed for experienced race car drivers and e-gamers alike to promote motorsports to feed the adrenaline thirst for racing aficionados.
Its successful holding of the #RaceForFrontliners championship round ended with a lot of excitement from the Celebrity Challenge to an unexpected twist in the final round.
Tuason Racing brought together racing enthusiasts during quarantine for the championship aimed at raising funds to help out different frontliners and Barangays around Metro Manila. And after four elimination rounds, the culminating event was made even bigger with more prizes and the Celebrity Challenge.
The Celebrity Challenge grid is composed of Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, Fabio Ide, Phoemela Baranda, Gaby Dela Merced, Jinno Rufino , Ivan Carapiet, and Arianne Bautista, who are all racing for Barangay Beneficiaries. All of them went head-to-head in the Time Attack Competition with Carapiet and Montero making it to the final showdown. Ultimately, Carapiet had the best time and as champion was able to donate P50,000 worth of food packages to be given to Barangay Western Bicutan. Aside from this, all the celebrity racers also received P10,000 worth of goodies for their own beneficiary communities.
For the Race for Frontliners Championship, it was Inigo Anton who emerged as winner that should have qualified him to race in Europe for the global championship rounds. However, due to travel restrictions, this would not have been possible. Instead, Anton will bring 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 P150, 000.
“There will always be someone better than you out there and you should make them your inspiration to be better. I learn a lot from them and I believe that experience, hard work, and practice will always make you a better racer.” Iñigo Anton expressed.
Alvin Uy wears many hats, foremost among them being an executive for a home improvement chain and real estate developer and part of a family-owned chemical business. Aside from writing about motoring news and car reviews, he loves to write about traveling, food and wine reviews, mechanical timepieces and classic cars.