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Lateral Drift driversWe'd be the first to say that Philippine motorsports badly need a shot in the arm. Yes, we have a new racetrack in Clark International Speedway, but recent bad reports involving safety issues are exactly what the local racing community doesn't need these days if it expects to expand its base and attract sponsors.

It is against this backdrop that we welcome the return of the 2011 Lateral Drift Pro-Am Championship, which will hold Rounds 4 and 5 on July 23-24 at CIS after a brief hiatus. Round 4 is being promoted as a "night drift" event. Coinciding with it is the "1320 Shoot-Out Invitational Night Drag Race." The organizers promise a merry evening with "live bands and a fashion show." Sounds like a revving good time.

Below are the standings after three rounds of the Lateral Drift series. Watch the upcoming rounds to show your support for Philippine motorsports.

Lateral Drift standings after 3 rounds

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