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Asian Karting Open Championship

The Philippine flag continues to fly high in the international motorsports arena as another young racer recently dominated his discipline while carrying our national colors. Nine-year-old Flynn Jackes, born to a Filipino mother and an Australian father, won the Macau leg of the Asian Karting Open Championship's Mini Rok division last weekend. His victory came after another half-Pinoy racer, Marlon Stockinger, had brought honor to the country by taking his maiden win in the GP3 Series in Monaco.

Jackes is a protege of Tuason Racing School, having started his karting career with the Castrol Champions of the Future program. He is now being handled by TRS's race career management program and coached by racing driver Mike Tuason. He began karting just two years ago.

"We never expected to win," said Tuason. "We wanted to take Flynn out of the Philippines for him to see what the competition is like abroad. We are very proud of his accomplishment just after a year of racing. We believe he has a very bright future in motorsports, and will be one of the best racers of his generation. But the hard work starts now. He has to be focused and determined to follow in the footsteps of Marlon Stockinger and Michelle Bumgarner. Maybe one day he will become an Formula 1 driver."

Do you feel like your kid has the makings of a racing driver? Contact Tuason Racing School by visiting its website at www.tuasonracing.com.

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