With a perfectly set-up Castrol Fiesta, Horrigan put pedal to the metal right from the word ‘go’ in round four and left the entire field, including close rival Cojuangco, to play catch up for the remainder of the race. Wolf then kept Cojuangco busy in a battle for second spot with both drivers trading places at almost every lap. Trailing far behind were Manikandan CR, Ding Dizon, and Eric Choi who were in a heated battle of their own. But after eight laps, it was Horrigan who crossed the line in first with a commanding 6.450 second lead, followed by Cojuanco, Wolf, Manikandan CR, Dizon, and Choi.
Horrigan proved to be uncatchable yet again in round five and opened a comfortable 5.718 second gap over his nearest rival. And just like in race one, Wolf and Cojuangco were yet again dicing for second position. But this time around, Wolf managed to fend off Cojuangco's fierce onslaught to grab the runner-up place by a margin of just 0.353 seconds. Meanwhile, Indian national Manikandan CR and the cup's youngest driver Basti Escalante picked up fourth and fifth place, respectively.
After Horrigan's two race victories, Cojuangco - even more determined to win in the last race of the day - and a reverse grid rule in round six are sure to make things a lot more interesting. This meant that Cojuangco had to start from the very end of the grid with Horrigan in front of him. As the lights turned green, Cojuangco put his head down and made his way through the field and was in first place by lap two. Horrigan was hot on his heels, but got bottled up behind Manikandan CR and Eric Choi. Once Horrigan managed to get by the two drivers, he had his eyes locked on Cojuangco and started to reel him in. The pair was already bumper-to-bumper halfway through the race, but Cojuangco pulled out all the tricks in the book to keep Horrigan behind him all the way until the chequered flag. Manikandan and Escalante wound up third and fourth respectively with Eric Choi from the Smart Netphone team in fifth.
Going into the third and final leg, Charlie Cojuangco now has a mere one point lead in the TRS Cup Championship over Bobby Horrigan. Can Cojuangco keep his advantage or will the blistering Bobby Horrigan beat him in the title's race?
Catch the TRS Cup powered by Ford Fiesta's next weekend race on January 29, 2012 at the Batangas Racing Circuit.
TRS Cup powered by the Ford Fiesta, is a grassroots circuit car program which is supported by Castrol and Bridgestone. Major sponsors are Standard Insurance, Coke Zero, Hafele, Ford Alabang, Smart Bro, and Smart Netphone with the official time keeper U-boat. Official Partners include Oakley, Rota, Hastravel, Speedlab, Starbright Bodykits, Emotion, AAP and media partners, C! Magazine, Manila Bulletin, Channel V, Stoplight TV, Turbozone, Kotse.com, and 99.5RT. Event partners are Manila Beer, Vector, Toptul, and Lifeline Ambulance.