Hot rods rule the 2nd leg of the National Drag Racing Championship (NDRC) Northern Series last February 14, 2015 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS).
Angeles Hot Rod Association’s veteran William “Bill” Hand proved the quickest against his younger rivals in their modern Japanese machines. With his custom 1933 Ford 2-door sedan named “Blue Haze”, he conquered the Quick 8s semis, after defending champion Jonathan Tiu made a poor start. At the finals, Hand faced with Garage Power’s John Rizya and his ’67 Chevy Camaro “Thunder”. Hand was able to beat Rizya with a 10.201 second run. Tiu then placed 3rd.
Hand and Tiu once again faced each other in the Super Pro Class. But this time, Tiu and his JCT-Blanche “Tiunami 1” Nissan GT-R took lead with a 9.183 second run. Although Hand broke out of his 10.000 dial-in time, he still was able to land in 2nd place.
The biggest surprise of the day was in the Pro Class. Having levelled up his ranks from Expert to Pro, Arvin Millet in his TEMZ Autosport Honda Civic managed to beat the "Thunder" Camaro of John Rizya. Although Millet only managed 12.510 seconds behind Rizya’s 11.437 second run, the bracket racing system followed by the NDRC allowed Millet to lead, thanks to his consistent performance and quick reaction time. 3rd place went to JCT-Blanche’s Jonathan Young in his Honda Integra. Meanwhile, Allen Roldan won the Expert Class, ahead of Morris Miranda in 2nd place and Chris Jayson Millet in 3rd.
Ronald Lucero fought hard for the win in the highly-contested Sportsman Class, after Angelo Victor Lansanga ran the reds at the start of the finals. Placing 3rd was Jed Yulo, in spite of a dial-in time break out.
Finally, 1st place in the Hot Street Class went to Benok Licudine, followed by Rafael Evangelista in 2nd, and Terez Hormillosa in 3rd.
The National Drag Racing Championship heads back to Batangas Racing Circuit for the second leg of the Southern Series on March 7, 2015. The races are sanctioned by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) and sponsored by M&H Tires, Sparco, GT Radial, and Aguila Auto Glass.
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