Legends, upcoming stars collide in Diamond Motocross Series
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 23, 2016 05:52 PM
Organizers of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series talk about the upcoming event in their appearance Tuesday in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.
The battle for honor as the country’s top rider heats up anew with the kickoff leg of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series over the weekend.
Moto legends Glenn Aguilar, Jovie Saulog, Jing Leongson, Bebet dela Cruz, Jolet Jao, along with brothers JC and Enzo Rellosa are expected to crowd out each other in the centerpiece Pro Open class right in the opener of the five-leg competition set February 27 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds Club Manila East Complex, Taytay, Rizal.
A grand prize of P20,000 await the first leg winner, while second and third placers receive P14,000 and P10,000, respectively.
Equally exciting is the race for the Pro lites division, with fast-rising Jacob Orbe, Ralph Ramento, Mclean Aguilar, and Jepoy Rellosa among those fancied to win the event.
“The country is currently developing at a very rapid pace and what we’ve seen elsewhere is that when this happens, the impact is often evident in certain industries – and extreme sports is definitely one of those industries,” said Jon Blaylock, head of planning and marketing of Diamond Motor Corporation during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Shakey’s Malate on Tuesday.
Eigene Cruz, XAS marketing head, and Samuel Mark Tamayo, director of Generation Congregation, joined Blaylock in the public sports program.
Succeeding legs will be held on March 12, April 2 and 23, and finally on May 21.
The meet likewise showcases amateur and newbie classes in the amateur open, ladies, veterans, executive open, kids 85, 65, 50 class as well as newbie open production, newbie local endure, open local endure, and open local underbone.
“We want to invest in our customers and our people. And motocross just seemed like a good step to take because of Mitsubishi’s strength in the SUV sector and our relationship with the guys from MX Messiah,” added Blaylock.
The event not only showcases moto rallies but also music to be provided by local bands Light of Luna, Imbue No Kudos, Maryzark, Reborn, and Firefalldown, whose vocalist happens to be Blaylock himself.