In our thrust to develop our skills in motorsports, we decided to simply go racing. Never mind that we’re still wrenching on or Project Elantra demo car. We just took the advice of our racing elders, take a stock car, and have fun.
So we found ourselves a long way from the shop in Antipolo – specifically, Robinson’s Place Antipolo – to participate in a leg of the Phoenix National Slalom Series. And we took a video of our experience.
While on video we note that the wiper failed to function during the rainy race event, we did not detail that we actually broke down on the way back to the Garage. A fluid leak at the clutch reservoir side resulted in the clutch failing. A top up of brake fluid allowed us to traverse the treacherous and bombed-out C6 all the way back to our Sucat, Paranaque home base.
We also tried out our new action camera for a spin. Pardon the intense shaking of the video, the car is fitted with fabricated. solid rubber mounts.
The Front Wheel Injected Class in which we joined had stiff competition. We were decimated by Philippine racing legend Carlos Anton who was there to shake off cobwebs in preparation for an international gymkhana race in Taiwan, where he and Milo Rivera bested other countries in both individual and team classes, Milo taking it overall. We ended up a distant third, but does not detract from the important realization that we have so much to learn.
Check out the video after the jump.