Milo Rivera from the Fern C Racing Team had victory in his sights at the 5th leg of the 2012 Race Motorsports Club's (RMSC) Shell Helix National Slalom Series, held last June 10, 2012 at the Robinsons Nova Market. Rivera lead throughout most of the day, that is until Dr. Peewee Mendiola from the Big Chill Racing team pulled a blistering run out of the bag at the closing stages of the leg.
Mendiola's flawless 55.36 second run was only a mere one tenths of a second quicker than Rivera's best time, but it was more than enough to capture the Overall and Production Best Times of the Day and secured him his fifth consecutive win of this season. Rivera had to settle with second fastest with a time of 55.46 seconds, followed by Noel Rivera with his 55.60 second run.
After missing out on the 2011 Championship with just a few points, Dr. Peewee Mendiola from the Big Chill Racing Team was a man on a mission when he returned for the 1st leg of the 2012 Race Motorsports Club's (RMSC) Shell Helix National Slalom Series, held last February 19, 2012 at the Robinsons Nova Market.
Mendiola was on a league of his own when he posted a time of 59.36 seconds - almost a full second ahead of nearest rival Milo Rivera. The run earned him both the Overall and Production Rear Wheel best time of the day. Milo Rivera from the Fern C Racing Team, on the other hand, managed a solid 2nd place finish with a time of 60.34 sec, followed closely by Mato Tan of the DGL Racing Team with his 61.02 sec run. In 4th and 5th were DGL himself, David Lim and Peque Alacbay of Team Uno with near-identical times of 61.40 and 61.50 sec.
The heavens opened up once again at the 7th Leg of the 2011 Race Motorsports Club (RMSC) National Slalom Series. Held last August 7, 2011 at the Robinsons Starmills Pamanga parking lot, a continuous downpour turned this stage into a soaked and slippery Sunday race. As always, the usual faces were in attendance, all vying for a win to add yet another trophy in their collection. But to everyone's surprise, when the day came to an end, a new name rose above the rest and topped the time sheets. Jerwin Joson from the Cabanatuan Auto Club reigned supreme, capturing the Front Wheel, Production, and Overall Best Time of the Day with a blistering 50.68 second run.
The championship battle gets well underway at a rain-soaked 6th leg of the 2011 Race Motorsports Club National Slalom Series held last July 10, 2011 at the SM City Sucat Parking Lot. Top drivers Dr. Peewee Mendiola, Nino Sarte, and Milo Rivera were fiercely competing for the top spot yet again, clocking in some of the best times of the day. But try as they might, it was Noel Rivera from the Fern C Racing Team that snatches the lead by a whisker by setting the Overall and Production Series Best Time of 50.16 seconds. This will be win number four out of six legs for Rivera, showing his domination in the series.
It proved to be a grand day for Dr. Peewee Mendiola of the Big Chill Racing Team at the recently-concluded 5th Leg of the Race Motorsports Club (RMSC) National Slalom Series. Held last June 5, 2011 at the Robinsons Market in Sta. Rosa Laguna, Mendiola made a comeback after missing out on the top step of the podium last time around. His flawless performance and perfect car setup clocked him a time of 41.70 seconds that set the Overall and Production class best time of the day. Closest rival Noel Rivera of Team Fern C tried hard, but only managed to finish second best with his time of 42.16 seconds.
On a drenched Sunday afternoon, drivers of the National Slalom Series didn't allow anything, even a typhoon, stop them from racing in the series' fourth leg last May 8, 2011 at the Robinsons Nova Market in Quezon City. As day turned into night, the parking lot course soon became a fast-flowing river. In the treacherous conditions, competitors had to race against time and the elements with minimal visibility. But after a tightly-fought battle, only one name came out on top. Noel Rivera of Team Fern C didn't let the elements slow him down as he crossed the line bagging the day's best Production and Overall time of 61.36 secs.
After missing out on the top spot of the podium in the series' first two races, Dr. Peewee Mendiola of Big Chill Racing is back on track as he reigns victorious at the third leg of the 2011 RMSC National Slalom Series. The race was held last April 17, 2011 at the NFA Compound in Cabanatuan City where Mendiola aced his closest rivals Nino Sarte and Noel Rivera. He captured the fastest overall time of 44.28 secs early in the event which remained unbeatable throughout the day. The flawless run was also classified as the Production Class' best time.
The Race Motorsports Club recently concluded the 1st race of its 3 leg Slalom Invitational series for 2011 held last April 9 at the Francisco Ortega Highway in San Fernando La Union. The Slalom Invitational is RMSC's way to give the racers from the National Slalom Series a break to rest and recuperate. The Invitational also doesn't earn any points to the National Series to open it up to all racers and first-timers.
Racers from and around the region flocked in to take on challenge forming a total of 30 classes, including a special VW and SUV class. And after a day's worth of engine-revving and tire-screeching action, Michael Mendoza of Team Toolbox came out victorious as he set the best Overall, Production, and Front Wheel time by clocking in a run of 39.16 secs. Teammate Don Calamanan then topped the Novice class with a best time of 40.00 secs while Jet Ramos of Team JDA Benil Baguio was the day's 3rd fastest with his 41.56 run. Closing up the leaderboard were Imay Datu of BAF and Ramzy Kairuz who finished 4th and 5th respectively with their 41.64 and 41.68 sec run times.