Aguilar out to show deadly, vintage form
Glen Aguilar was not dubbed Daredevil of Philippine motocross for nothing.
He fears nothing on the race track. After hundreds of falls and stitches and now in his mid-40s, he doesn’t see himself putting a stop to his daredevil moves.
“Gusto ko pa ring ipakita sa mga bata ang mataas na kalidad na karera. I still want to give them an elite level of competition to make them better racers,” said Aguilar, who recently topped the first leg of the Diamond Motor Supercross at the Mx Messiah Fairgrounds, Taytay, Rizal.
In the year’s opener, Aguilar found a stiff opposition in rising star from Davao Bornok Mangosong and still managed to pull through to top the PTT Pro open production class.
“I had a good start and it was really a challenging fight. I had the pace and I was just focused,” added Aguilar.
Mangosong, riding for Yamaha Motor Philippines, gave Aguilar a good fight but the latter still dominated from the GoPro holeshot up to the 15th lap. The division is also peppered by up-and-coming riders Jerick Mitra, JC Rellosa, Ralph Ramento and Ompong Gabriel.
“I thank God for this success. I will keep on preparing for the next races,” said Aguilar of KTM Philippines.
Yes, it’s turning out to be tight duel between Mangosong and Aguilar. The two will return to the same venue for the 2nd leg of the event supported by Wheeltek, Dunlop Tires, Coffee Grounds, Xtreme Adrenaline Sports Entertainment Co, PTT Philippines Corporation, Monster Energy and the Municipality of Taytay.
The third leg will be held on April 2, fourth leg on April 29 and the concluding leg on May 21.
A grand prize of P20,000.00 will go to the winner, P14,000.00 to the second placer and P10,000.00 to the third placer..
It’s more than just motocross action as organizer Samuel Mark Tamayo of Generation Congregation, main backer John Blaylock of the Diamond Motor Corporation and Marketing chief Elgene Cruz also put up exciting side events for the fans.
Raffles, giveaways and performances from Firefalldown, Light of Luna, Imbue No Kudos, Maryzark and Reborn delighted the audience in the audience and the fans also got to test-drive the new Montero Sports and Strada.
They will also enjoy the same privilege in the succeeding legs.
Also shining in the first leg were Tamayo’s son Joshua Tamayo, who dopped the Yamaha PW50 (4-6) and Christopher Mercado in the Yamaha PW50 (7-9).
Other winners were Raniel Resuello in the GoPro Amateur open production class, Pia Gabriel (DC ladies class), Roman Llorante (Dunlop executive class) and Jing Leongson (Coffee Grounds veterans class)
Also topping their divisions were Nathaniel Morales won the Kids 50 class, Wenson Reyes (Kids 65 class and Kids 85 class) JR Tulawie (Open Underbone class) at Joolee Mendoza (Open local enduro class)
Blaylock said the event is more than just winning honors and prizes.
“As a company, we want to push that angle that we want to show the people that we’re not just about selling cars, we are about people. Investing in what people are passionate about,” said Blaylock, lead singer of the band Firefalldown and also the head of planning and marketing of main sponsor Diamond Motor Corporation.