Suzuki launches nat'l motorcycle drag racing

Posted at 10/03/12 4:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Suzuki Philippines Inc. has shifted its gears by launching the 2012 National Drag Racing Championship, a series of races involving mostly underbone motorcycles.

The Luzon races are under Turbo Racing, while the Visayas and Mindanao races are under Suzuki Race Wars, which is organized by the 5th Gear Motorsports.

Both races have three exclusive Suzuki categories: the Raider 150, the Underbone 115, and the Scooter 130.

So far for this year, Suzuki has mounted 5 Turbo Racing events and 4 Suzuki Race Wars nationwide with total accumulated audience of 21,800 and 214 race participants.

Two more races are set for the year before the Luzon regional finals for the Turbo Suzuki Cup in Clark and the Vis-min regional finals in Tagum.

This will all culminate to the national finals in December at Asean City in Paranaque.

The 2012 National Drag Racing Championship is actually a re-launch of Suzuki’s “Raider Breed Wars,” which began in 2010.

Now, on its third year, the Raider Breed Wars has taken another form as the National Drag Racing Championship 2012.

The National Drag Racing Championship is powered by Cyclomax, a brand of Motorcycle oil distributed by Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc.

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