Perez tops 5th round of Lateral Drift Championship Series

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More than 2,000 motor enthusiasts and spectators attended the 5th round of the Lateral Drift Championship Series night race at the Clark International Speedway.

Pro Division Winners
(L-R) 3rd placer Ralph Tan, champion Alex Perez, and 2nd placer Gio Rodriguez

Five-time Lateral Drift champion Alex Perez bested Gio Rodriguez in the battle for the top spot in the professional division. Rodriguez falls short and lands in second place.

Perez vs. Rodriguez

Ralph Tan of Team Hankook was able to defeat Ryan Agoncillo of Team Yellow Cab in the battle for third place.

Pao Agregado of Team Hankook reached the highest speed at 100kph, but failed to make it into the final four.

The championship leader in the previous rounds, Audel Sison, falls short as he lands on the 8th spot. Perez capitalizes with 457 points, while Sison tails behind him with 440 points.

Amateur Division Winners
(L-R) 3rd placer Rad Albano, 2nd placer Jesus Salas, and champion Jet Mathay

In the amateur division, championship leader Jet Mathay bagged the top spot, knocking Jesus Salas into second place. It was Rad Albano of Team Autocraft who landed in third place.

Jet Mathay racing under Team HKS

The sixth and final round of the Lateral Drift Championship Series will be on December 8, 2012 at the Clark EXPO open parking grounds.

The Lateral Drift Championship Series was made possible by the following sponsors: Hyundai Philippines, Dickies, DC shoes, Atoycustoms, Edsahosting, Aguila Auto Glass, Aikkapaints, Speedlab, Light hand Dental Clinic, Wave 891, Racing beat, Philippine Daily Inquirer,  Sprocketph.com, Kotse.com, StoplightTV, TopGear PH, Motorcycle Magazine, Power Wheels, Autoreview, Pinoy Speed, Manila Standard,  Gadgets Magazine, HKS oil, Emperor Motor Sport, and Zero-400.

Photos by Chris Kho of Kotse.com