Come hell or high water (or strong typhoon, to be more specific) tomorrow, October 12, Toyota Motor Philippines is holding the promotional race for the Vios Cup at Clark International Speedway. The race will pit five celebrities against seven motoring journalists, including our very own Botchi Santos, Jeff Reyes, Brian Afuang and Aris Ilagan. Aside from the race, TMP has prepared other activities such as driving exhibitions, car-club gathering, kiddie games and a concert featuring Sponge Cola and Ely Buendia\'s Oktaves.
Another attraction, as far as we\'re concerned, is the 86 safety car wearing the Vios Cup livery. A safety car is what the race organizers use when they need to slow down the field due to an accident or poor track conditions (like strong rains). In Formula 1, they use the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as the official safety car. In these special instances, the safety car is dispatched onto the track and at the front of the pack. During this period, the cars maintain their position and are not allowed to overtake both the safety car and each other.
It\'s going to be fun seeing the 86 leading a dozen Vios race cars on the track. Not that we\'re wishing for an accident to happen or for bad weather to occur, of course.
Anyway, TMP has sent us the program of activities for tomorrow\'s event:
Opening parade - 2pm to 2:30pm
Heat 1 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Drift exhibition - 3:15pm to 4pm
Heat 2 - 4pm to 5pm
Awarding - 5pm to 6pm
Socials/entertainment - 6pm onwards
See you at the track tomorrow! Don\'t forget: Admission is free.