Subic racetrack to bid RP motorsports goodbye; tires to keep burning in Clark

A weekend to remember
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jul 28, 2010 Philippine Car News - Motorsports Weekend

It’s going to be a weekend filled with nostalgia and tire smoke as the Subic International Raceway and the Clark International Speedway play host to various motorsport activities.

Last Lap in Subic

After 17 years, the Subic International Raceway will be closing down and it is saying goodbye through an event fittingly called the “Last Lap.”

The track will be open on July 30 for those who want to run practice laps before the races start on Satuday. On its final weekend, the Subic International Raceway will play host to races of the Manila Sports Car Club and the Philippine Touring Car Championship. It will also be the venue for the Miata Cup, the Circuit Showdown, and the Run What You Brung series.

Thirty-three car clubs will also get to spend some time on the track while professional drifter David Feliciano will display his tire-burning skills in an exhibition in the evening of July 31. An auto sound-off competition will also be held during the weekend.

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A photo and memorabilia gallery featuring some of the finest action and drama seen on the track for the past 17 years will allow guests to take a trip down memory lane.

The three-day event’s highlight, though, will be the Ramirez family’s ceremonial last lap around the track at 5:30 p.m. on August 1.

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Doughnuts in Clark

If nostalgia’s not your thing, head on to the Clark International Speedway instead where the fifth round of the Glade Sport Lateral Drift Series will be held.

The qualifying round will be on July 31 and the final round will be on August 1. The track’s drag strip will be open to drag races in the afternoon of July 31 while the entire track will be open for those joining Time Attack runs on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Drag race registration starts at 4 p.m. and the race proper at 6 p.m. Entry fee is P2,000. Those participating in the Time Attack runs are required to register starting 8 a.m. and to pay an entry fee of P1,000 per day.

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Racers are required to present a valid driver’s license prior to and use a helmet during the race. Only drifting competitors will be required to wear a racing suit.

The event will also feature a car show and a sound-off competition where the entry fee is at P2,000, and a fashion show--all scheduled on August 1.

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