Miranda gains crucial victory at Clark
CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – Never-say-die Daniel Miranda of Cebuana Lhuillier scored a crucial victory that preserved his hold of solo leadership recently in the 2013 Coca-Cola Karting Super Series at the Clark International Speedway here.
Miranda, 15, was bogged with problems at the start as he ended fifth in the qualifying heat and further slipped down to eighth place in the pre-final race.
But after his mechanics fixed the problems, he quickly climbed up to third on the third lap and grabbed the front seat from CJ Tsui of Formula-E Racing who was looking forward to a sweep after topping both the qualifying and pre-final heats.
A three-way dicing among Miranda, Tsui and Bobby Domingo ensued in the next laps before the Cebuano hotshot took control of the lead for good in the final two laps.
He completed the 12-lap final race in 14 minutes and 0.959 of a second, narrowly escaping by just 0.499 of a second ahead of runner-up Domingo to capture both the ROK senior and ROK overall titles.
Tsui, who ruled the Enchanted Kingdom leg, took third place, with young SeaOil-DC-Kilton karter Gabe Cabrera and Raymond Cudala of Tough Gear Racing checking in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Tsui bagged third place honors in the ROK Senior division, with lady karter Sacha Feliciano and comebacking Archim Lagman claiming fourth and fifth, respectively.
The event is sponsored by Coca-Cola Philippines and Yokohama and sanctioned by the Automobile Association Philippines.