The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) is mulling stricter guidelines for the country’s top drag racing series following an accident involving the country’s fastest drag racer in June.
Racing champion Jonathan Tiu’s tube-chassis Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V broke in two when it slammed on a retaining wall at the Clark International Speedway while doing practice runs during the sixth Magnolia Purewater National Drag Racing Championship Series last month (read related story here).
No formal investigation has been conducted following the accident but the AAP, Clark International Speedway owner Johnny Tan and series director Fil Gulfin are already in talks for possible guidelines to make the motorsport safer.
Proposed guidelines include:
“Organizers, drivers and the AAP will sit still have to site down again to formalize much stricter safety implementations that is agreeable to all,” the AAP said in a statement. “Rest assured that the AAP is working on possible implementation of stricter safety measures in drag races.