by Eric Manuel
TM Honcho is the Wackiest Racer!
Home team hpCORE brought us the final sequel for 2013 of their brand of m4wd fun – the Wacky Races- last Sunday. With almost 800 entries on hand, fielded in by some of the top racers this side of town, there was no shortage of excitement, thrill, and m4wd action from start to finish! Team captain Toni Itable made sure that the final hoorah of team hpCORE this year will be something to be remembered by giving away a buck load of prizes that include trophies, cash incentives, “diamond” hpCORE tokens- apart from the 8K guaranteed cash prize! Truly an exceptional effort by the host team!
Winning the top plum is no other that Tamiya Manila boss Jun Navarro, utilizing the blitzing speed and remarkable agility of his machines to drive two of them right to the Finals! Yes, the racer more popularly addressed as Sir Checked by members of the community, smashed through the finals and captured both 1 and 2 spots! The most dominant win by S’ Checked so far came at the expense of LURC captain “the Maverick” Chris Reyes. Although Chris’ machine gave the champ a run for his money in the first few laps of the Finals, it came up short on both luck and – well – battery charge! Chris is nonetheless happy and contented with the runner-up finish, as this is his first taste of the podium again in quite a while.
Meanwhile, the quarters’ action heated up with the side attraction featuring raw speed! All quarter-finalists were clocked to determine who would be the fastest Wacky Racer of them all! This time, the stakes are higher being the third and final installment of the Wacky Races! Best time finishers from the first and second legs were pitted along with the penultimate best time holder for a lap race to finish all lap races! Coming up on top is MIB’s Jhing Ordas – snatching the top diamond hpCore token, the cash prize that goes along with it, and the title of being the Fastest Wacky Racer of them all!
Everyone went home happy and the thirst for m4wd action whetted. Looking forward to 2014, expect another wacky racing concept from the premier home team hpCORE! \m/
Champion – Jun Navarro, eRacers
2nd Place – Jun Navarro, eRacers
3rd Place – Chris Rafael, LURC
Best of the Best Time Champion – - Jhing Ordas, MIB