autofest_trackdayQuit racing on the streets as Speedlab, with Kotse.com and Gadgets Magazine, takes the high-revving action to the track. Sign up now for Speedlab's Grand EB and Trackday at the 2011 Outdoor Autofest happening on October 29 to 30, 2011 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS)
 
The 2011 Outdoor Autofest is also host to Ridexhibit and Swapmeet, which will showcase the hottest rides, latest products, and best services all in one big event. For the latest updates, visit the official 2011 Outdoor Autofest Facebook Page.
 
Grand Prix Weekend
The two-day event gives speed junkies the full-on experience of a grand prix weekend for half the price of a regular trackday. Running on the track's short course, Saturday's whole-day open practice session allows drivers to get enough track time to hone in their skill and lets the teams adjust the car's suspension and engine set-up to squeeze out the fastest lap. Each run will consist of a 15-minute session where cars will be released on track in groups of 10. Free practice will begin promptly at 8:00 am and end by 5:00 pm. This lets everyone drive to their heart's content, so we’re all hyped up for racing on Sunday!
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Tuesday, 18 October 2011 07:59

Go track crazy at the 2011 Outdoor Autofest

 
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Join Kotse.com with Speedlab and Gadgets Magazine as we bring you the biggest track day bash of the year. The 2011 Outdoor Autofest puts together three events into one car-filled weekend. Satisfy your need for speed on October 29 to 30, 2011 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) with the Ridexhibit, Swapmeet, and Speedlab Grand EB Trackday.
 
Scheduled right after the 2011 - 2012 Car of the Year Philippines' (COTY-P) Technical Testing and Fuel Efficiency Rating Program (FERP), the 2011 Outdoor Autofest showcases some of the hottest products and best services in the automotive industry. So whether you’re a car aficionado, vintage connoisseur, or a track day enthusiast, we've got them all going in one big event.  
 
Start your engines on October 30, 2011 for the 2011 Outdoor Autofest's Ridexhibit and Swapmeet. Show off your hottest rides in Ridexhibit, the only car show that brings the most beautiful creations on four wheels to the track, be it the loudest in sound systems, wildest in body kits, or the sport the shiniest paint job. But if you're looking for parts or have some extra that you'd like to sell, roll into the Swapmeet get the best deals for your project.
 
Exciting giveaways, raffle items, and prizes await early registrants!
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At the 6th leg of the 2011 Petron Karting Super Series, City Karting Racing's young talent Tai Zulberti finished on the top spot of the podium after a phenomenal drive from 11th on the starting grid. Held last September 24 and 25, the cadet karts reached speeds in excess of 90km/h on the West Course of the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga.
 
Team spirits were high that weekend as both team drivers Jacob Chamness and Tai Zulberti were excited and prepped up for the races to come. Months of preparation finally paid off when Zulberti clocked the fastest lap in the time trials. But as the first race got underway, disaster struck Zulberti when his kart grinds to a halt. And despite the marshall's best efforts to restart his engine, he was left no other choice but to sit the race out on the grass. The early retirement meant that he would have to start the second race from the back of the grid in 11th.
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raceday_posterTuason Racing School, the first and longest running professional racing school in the country, gives speed freaks three treats in one day. Head on over to the Clark International Speedway on October 2, 2011 for TRS Ford Fiesta Cup, Speedlab Invitational Drag Race, and the BMW Club Castrol Trackday.
 
The TRS Ford Fiesta Cup is a grassroots circuit car program aimed to provide a cost-effective entry point and training ground into car racing. This year's series will have 13 drivers composed of top teams and privateers from in and around the region. Among the youngest drivers on the grid will be 13 year old Karting Champion Basti Escalante in the Smart Bro Rocket car and 20 year old Yvana Carangan on board the Smart Insurance Car Pro racecar. Foreign drivers too join in the fray with Guam National Eric Choi, Indian National Manikandan Cr, and German Stefan Wolf piloting the Smart Netphone, Castrol Edge Titanium, and Häfele livery Fiestas. Other entries include Manuel Dizon in the Coke Zero racecar and 2010 C! Top Driver Challenge winner Paolo Bringas.
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The boys from the Lateral Drift Productions are hard at work to bring yet another exciting and smoke-filled weekend this September as they gear up for Rounds 6 and 7 of the 2011 Lateral Drift Championship. After an eventful night race and engine killer loop at Rounds 4 and 5 last July, the series returns to the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga this September 10 and 11. Round 6 revisits the Tank Slapper that takes the action back to the track's infamous chicanes used in the season's opener. Round 7, on the other hand, brings with it a new challenge by running on fresh patch of the CIS' sequence of corkscrew turns.
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Words by Christopher Kho
 
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The Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) officially gears up for 2011 - 2012 Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P), with a launch held last August 26, 2011 at the Congo Grille El Pueblo in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. The special event was attended by representatives from the various car manufacturers in the Philippines, sponsors, special guests, and motoring journalists. Now on its 8th year, CAGI is once again on the search for the country's best on four wheels.  
 
Nominees vying for this year's COTY title are open to all new passenger and commercial vehicles introduced in the Philippine market within November 1, 2010 to October 31, 2011. Re-introduced models that have undergone a “facelift” or a minor model change within the said period, however, must have revisions in the drivetrain, suspension, or engine line-up to be eligible.
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The Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga has been host to several motorsport disciplines since it opened in 2008 - from drag races, touring cars, drifting, and even motorcycles. But in 2013, there's a good darn chance that Australian V8 Supercars will also start lining-up on its grid when the series' CEO Martin Whitaker confirmed their interest in staging a race in the country last week. The announcement was inline with plans to expand the series to 18 rounds with six races staged overseas, which includes other race venues such as New Zealand, Shanghai, and Bahrain proposed for 2013's race calendar.
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Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of TRS
 
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Tuason Racing School (TRS), the longest-running racing school in the country, is taking the Ford Fiesta fever to the race track as they officially flag off the Ford Fiesta Cup in July. Stripped down and loaded up, TRS has turned the Fiesta into a full-fledged race car that's ready to be ripped up in the hands of Ken Block. Get into the heat of the FoFi rush as you buckle up and race wheel-to-wheel with the country's hottest hatchback. 
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*RESCHEDULED* 
After it was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2011 Lateral Drift Championship has finally been rescheduled on July 23 and 26, 2011. And to pump up the action even higher, 1320 Drag Shootout will hold their 1st Invitational Night Drag Race on Saturday, while a Car Club Meet and Open Track Day will be run alongside Sunday's event.  
 
 
The 2011 Lateral Drift Championship is well underway with three different winners coming out on top in this year's first three rounds. As the next top spot is free game for our contenders, Rounds 4 and 5 will surely be another exciting weekend at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga happening this Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 2011. Turbocharged by PLDT myDSL, plug-in as they turn night into day on track for Round 4 with this year's first-ever “Night Drift” and go hardcore as the “Engine Killer Loop” returns for Round 5. It’s gonna be one heck of a steak-out this weekend at Clark!
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rwyb_2011_1Established by the late Kookie Ramirez in 1998, Run What You Brung (RWYB) paved an avenue for amateur drivers to learn the ropes of auto racing. But when the Subic International Raceway (SIR), the home track of RYWB, closed its doors in 2010 and with Kookie's passing a few months after, we thought that the future of Philippine motorsports disappeared along with them. What we didn't know was that, out of our sights, the Ramirez family has been hard at work to jump start the RWYB series and revive the hopes of aspiring Filipino drivers - all because of the dream of one great man. Join us on June 19, 2011 as Run What You Brung gets back on track at the Clark International Speedway.
 
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