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The multi award winning motoring radio talk show, Turbo Time, is now back on air on 106.7 Dream FM every Saturday, 1 to 2:30 pm. The dynamic duo of veteran racer Mike Potenciano and radio goddess Lindy Pellicer are now joined by motoring journalist Jason Dela Cruz for a bigger and better show with live tapings at Strumm’s bar in Makati every Tuesday, 5 to 8 pm.

“We are very happy that Dream FM’s head, Mari Lagdameo, has given us such a great home,” said Mike Potenciano. “We are Dream’s first talk show and also the first show taped in Strumm’s. This is quite an honor and we hope that everyone will enjoy the hard work done by all.”

Car enthusiasts and sport fans can expect a highly entertaining and very informative show where the latest cars and bikes are dissected, the upcoming events are presented, and cool gadgets are discussed for anyone’s need for speed.
Volvo Cars North America Press Release
 
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K-PAX Racing, the 2010 World Challenge GT Manufacturers' and Drivers' champion, will return to defend its titles in 2011 with two new Volvo S60s that reflect the car's recent redesign. 
 
The new all-wheel-drive Volvo S60s will be introduced at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, in late April for the fourth round of the World Challenge schedule. 
 
"For the first three races, we'll run the body style that took us to last year's championships," said Jim Haughey, Team Owner of K-PAX Racing. "Once fans see the new cars, I think they'll be very impressed." 
Words by Christopher Kho
 
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With all the success and accolades attained by the all-new Volvo S60, the Scandinavian automaker is now making one of their best cars yet portable. By launching its own application for the iPhone and iPad, users can now customize and style their very own S60 from Volvo's online catalogue. And if you're ready to get up close and personal with the S60, the app can even book you a test drive and direct you to the nearest Volvo dealer by utilizing the device's built-in GPS function. What a convenience! Additional functions of Volvo's S60 app allows it to deliver the latest news and videos from Volvo.

"Many customers use mobile phones and internet tablets to search for information. Now we're simply ensuring that we are where our customers are, opening a window into the company," says David Holecek, man in charge for Volvo Cars' digital strategy.
Asiatype Group of Companies Press Release
 
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Asiatype Group of Companies, the leading publisher of printed maps in the Philippines, introduces Vector - a portable Global Positioning System (GPS) device that allows even those with limited road knowledge to easily find their way around. It is the Philippines' most advanced, accurate and easy-to-use portable navigation device. 

Vector receives GPS signals from global navigation satellites that determine the device’s current location. Its electronic maps, route plotting, and turn-by-turn directions allow the user to input his intended destination for instructions on getting there from his current location.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos courtesy of Tuason Racing School
 
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The first Karting Clinic of the Castrol Champions of the Future (COF) was held last January 16, 2011 at the Carmona Race Track in Cavite where 27 kids, aged 6 to 13 years old, all gunned out to be part of the exclusive 20 young drivers who will be given race scholarships to the 2011 Champions of the Future Series in March. The children of touring car champions and racing enthusiasts, Stuart MacDonald, Sean Redpath, and Vice Governor Marc Leviste joined in the field of young aspiring racers. They were also lined up with the young ones of motoring media guys such as Kotse.com's Ferman Lao, Speed Magazine's Manny Delos Reyes, and Star Columnist Cito Beltran.

The group of young drivers underwent three kart training sessions, which included several exercises to help them understand how to drive a kart properly. The sessions were conducted under the watchful eyes of Tuason Racing School (TRS) instructors' International Kart Champion and race coach Mike Tuason, with Champion Karters Basti Escalante and Jacko Reyes. The COF program provided all participants with complete protective gear including helmets, gloves, and long-sleeved shirts. 
Tuason Racing School Press Release
 
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The Ford Focus - TRS racing team came out victorious after dominating the Philippine Production Car Championships (PPCC), winning 8 out of 11 races in the 2010 season besting different car makes and racing teams. The team's field of five drivers were composed of British national Sean Redpath, Singaporean Marcus Wong, executive Bobby Horrigan, Champion Drifter Bjorn Ongtiabok, and Top Driver Challenge winner Alvin Ng. 

The final four rounds of the PPCC was held at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga last January 8 and 9, 2011. There, the Ford-TRS racing team became the benchmark of the competition by being the fastest the whole weekend. Alvin Ng qualified on pole for Saturday's race while TRS' driver Bjorn Ongtiabok clocked in a record-setting 2:24.8sec lap time in his 1.8L Ford Focus race car - a lap time which is almost 3 seconds faster than the other teams and saw Ongtiabok start on pole for Sunday's race. 
  
cof logoKarting has always been regarded as the stepping-stone of racing. Its simplicity and straightforwardness give the perfect opportunity for aspiring drivers to learn the fundamentals of motorsports. Even Formula One champions such as Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, and Lewis Hamilton all began their careers driving go-karts. Castrol, in conjunction with Tuason Racing School, is giving kids ages 7 to 13 years old the perfect opportunity to live up their racing dreams through the Castrol Champions of the Future.

The Castrol Champions of the Future is a scholarship program for young aspiring racers who are physically fit with a champion attitude. It is a well-organized, safe and cost effective kart-racing program created to bring out the driving talent in every child. To join, you must attend one of the Karting Clinics scheduled at the venues listed below:

January 16, 2011 - Boomland, Pasay
January 30, 2011 - Carmona Race Track, Cavite
February 13, 2011 - Boomland, Pasay
March 6, 2011 - Carmona Race Track, Cavite

The Karting Clinic is a one-day event with 25 driver slots per weekend. Each driver will be provided with complete racing gear, a racing kart, consumables, instructions, and meals in the event.
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