WEEKS after clinching his 4th straight National Slalom Crown, two-time Asian Gymkhana Champion Milo Rivera took on a new challenge and emerged victorious as he bagged the overall best time of the day in the final leg of the 2017 Philippine Autocross Championship Series last Oct. 22 at the Philippine Arena.
Rivera, who came straight from Cagayan De Oro the evening before to attend the “Autocross for Marawi” charity race, clocked his Green Toyota Starlet with a winning time of 35.70 seconds, a good 2.3 seconds clear of second place, multiple-time Autocross Champion, Danby Yaptinchay, in his powerful Mitsubushi Lancer Evolution with a time of 38.03 seconds.
Capping the Top 3 was Autofastion Racing’s Richard Gallardo with a time of 38.35.
Backed by Federal Tires, United Auctioneers Inc., Blade Auto Center, AutoPerformancePH - Brembo, and Place International Services Corp., Rivera credited his victory to his crew for their unwavering dedication and hard work throughout every race.
“Our car may look old compared to everyone else’s, but it is through the work of the men and women behind that make it stand out as a car ready to gun for victory, and I sincerely thank each one of them for their never ending support. And also to the Almighty Father for granting all of us the strength to compete and give our all every single time,”said the multi-titled Rivera, who now sets his sights on defending his Asian crown once again in the upcoming 3rd Leg of the FIA Asia Auto Gymkhana Championships this coming Oct. 28 to 29 in Taoyuan, Taiwan, alongside teammate Carlos Anton.
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