Anybody who has followed Philippine motorsports over the last two decades knows that Carlos Anton is a force to be reckoned with. The lowdown: He’s a multi-awarded racer in various racing disciplines, ranging from slalom to touring cars. I know him as my teammate in 2004, as participants in the first-ever Marlboro Red Racing School in Italy, and I can attest to the skills and the speed that the man has.
So, when Paulo sent me on assignment to meet up with Carlos and his 12-year-old son Iñigo, I knew it was a good opportunity to check up on my old friend and see what the Antons were up to. As it turns out, we’re headed to the new Tarlac Circuit Hill to document Iñigo’s first attempt at setting a new lap record. Iñigo started logging in track hours in an EG Honda Civic at the age of eight. He jumped to karting when he was 10, and spent the next two years honing his skills. This effort earned him the Cadet Karter of the Year Award for 2016. He’s now back to driving cars, and I’m excited to see just how much alike father and son are.