Who among these 30 drivers will race against Michele Bumgarner?

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Jun 18, 2014

Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

Last week, we dared our readers to beat Michele Bumgarner in a driving contest using the all-new Mazda 3 Skyactiv. Aspiring participants who were up to the challenge had to join a virtual racing contest on PlayStation.

The qualifying leg happened over the weekend at Mazda Alabang, Mazda Greenhills and Mazda Pasig. And the results have been tallied. Below is the list of the top 30 qualifiers and their official times. Note that several participants who posted faster times than some of the people on the list were deemed ineligible because they either did not have a passport or were discovered to have raced in a motorsports event. (Read the requirements here: Can you beat Michele Bumgarner in an all-new Mazda 3 Skyactiv?)

The marshals painstakingly went through the forms filled out by participants who posted the fastest times. They verified whether a participant holds a passport valid until February 2015. This is to make sure that in case the driver beats Michele Bumgarner this coming June 21st, he or she can claim the prize, which is a trip to Sonoma, California, on August 21-25 to watch a Road To Indy race. During this filtering process, several participants were disqualified.

The names of the qualifiers were then sent to Automobile Association Philippines, as well as to the organizers of various local races (including Circuit Showdown) to check if these participants had been issued racing licenses or had participated in an organized motorsports event in the past. More names were then dropped from the list.

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Finally, the official 30 participants underwent a workshop today at the Mazda Training Center in Makati. Check out the photos below after the video.

Now, if you missed the qualifying leg or failed to qualify, you are still invited to join the fun on June 21 at SM Mall of Asia (Block 12 parking area), starting at 8am. In the meantime, enjoy our video of the qualifying round.

 

Category A qualified drivers
 Rank  Name Best lap  Mazda dealership 
1 FERDINAND GULLE JR.  01:48.868  PASIG
2 PAOLO ALCANCE 01:48.953 ALABANG
3 JAN MILLARD LACUNA 01:50.180 GREENHILLS
4 LUIS MORENO 01:51.715 GREENHILLS
5 ALDRE ROSS SOLIVET 01:52.517 ALABANG
6 JASON CHUANG 01:53.114 GREENHILLS
7 RAMON RICARDO HERMOSO 01:54.333 ALABANG
8 GUSTAVO FERNANDES 01:54.455 PASIG
9 JESUS SAAVEDRA JR. 01:55.050 GREENHILLS
10 ARSHED MATTEW ROSALES 01:55.168 GREENHILLS
11 JAYPE LANIOG 01:55.213 GREENHILLS
12 ARAN JOEL SILVESTRE 01:55.283 ALABANG
13 RACHEL SARMIENTO 01:55.407 ALABANG
14 FRANCIS THOMAS ZAMORA IV 01:55.610 PASIG
15 RAYMUND VICTOR AGUILAR 01:55.639 ALABANG
16 MARTIN VILLAFLOR 01:55.761 ALABANG
17 DAVID GONZALEZ
01:55.902 PASIG
18 ELLJAY MUTUC 01:55.913 ALABANG
19 DARYLL DAVID 01:55.923 GREENHILLS
20 GENESIS MARFIL 01:56.036 ALABANG
21 BRIAN CHING 01:56.248 GREENHILLS
22 RICHARD NATIVIDAD 01:56.387 ALABANG
23 MARK FLORES 01:56.917 PASIG
24 IRWIN KEVIN CARPIO 01:57.402 GREENHILLS
25 FRANCISCO CARPIO 01:57.712 PASIG
26 TIM MELENDREZ 01:57.914 GREENHILLS
27 NATHAN DOMINIC RIVERA 01:59.917 ALABANG
28 KIT STEPHEN AGAD 01:59.976 PASIG
29 VON TRISTAN SANTIAGO 02:00.700 ALABANG
30  DIEGO SEBASTIAN CARDENAS  02:01.202 GREENHILLS

 

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Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

Head To Head: Can You Beat Michele Bumgarner in an All-New Mazda 3 Skyactiv?

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