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24 August 2013

Hyundai Lateral Drift Series Revs Up Local Motorsports

hyundai lateral drift round 1Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai cars in the Philippines, announces its title sponsorship of the 2013 Hyundai Lateral Drift Pro-Am Championship Series. The 8th season of the series kicks off rounds 1 and 2 on August 31 and September 1 at the Megatent in Libis, Quezon City,featuring heart-stopping lateral drift action headed by six-time champion Alex Perez.

The first and only drift series in the Philippines since 2006 aims to drive motorsports awareness on a nationwide scale. This year, international drift drivers from Japan, Drift Couple Hiromi Kajikuma and Kimihiro Obata will grace the series as guest judges for all six rounds.

One of the highlights of the competition is a drift exhibition by “Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 4 finalists Gio Rodriguez and Ralph Tan aboard the 2013 Genesis Coupe, Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) 2012-2013 Car of the Year Philippines’ Best Rear-Wheel Drive Sports car.

Watch Alex, Gio, and Ralph, along with the country’s top professional and amateur drift drivers face off in sideways drifting and burning rubber action.

Morning practice starts at 9AM; amateur qualifying and final rounds at 1PM; and professional qualifying and final rounds at 3PM.

Admission is free.

For more information, visit and like the HyundaiPH and Lateral Drift Productions Facebook Page.