King of Nations PH drifting event flags off this weekend
The Federal Tyres King of Nations ProSeries, the biggest and most highly anticipated international drifting championship in the world, will hold its Philippine Leg this weekend at the Clark International Raceway in Clark, Pampanga.
Dubbed as the King of Nations Philippines 2018 (KONPH2018), the event will see the best drifters from around the world including the Philippines compete against each other in the last round of the King of Nations Asia ProSeries 2018.
Seeing action in KONPH2018, are Charles Ng of Hong Kong; Daigo Saito of Japan; Keng Ptt of Thailand; Hirohide Tanaka of Japan; Nasser Almutairi of Kuwait; Keiichiro Kadekaru of Japan and Toni “HalfBreeds” Arakaki of Japan who will compete against some of the finest professional Filipino talents including Luis Gono, David Feliciano, Alex Perez, Atoy Llave, Jason Chuachoy, Audel Sison, Alvan Fowlerr, Patrick Ng, Boodie Dabasol, Luis Sayson, John Boban, Norman Wycoco, Mark Bernardo, John Lazaga, Norman Agojo and Ralph Tan.
Charles Ng who is leading the Asia ProSeries is expected to dominate the tarmac, as well as Daigo Saito from Japan, and Keng Ptt from Thailand. They were all in a tight battle in the recent King of Nations Round 3 and King of Asia Round 2, which was held at Pathum Thani in Thailand. Filipino pride will be bannered by the gutsy 19-year-old Luis Gono, veteran David Feliciano, and king of body kits Atoy Llave.
KONPH2018 is sponsored by Federal Tyres, Autophile, Motul, Petron, PLDT, Fontana Leisure Park and PartsPro.ph. It is organized by BackStage Events and sanctioned by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP). The event is supported by Auto Plus, Clark International Speedway, Rota, NGK, Brembo, 10inch Lights and Sounds, NPPA Images, MAD Films, Kiss Juice, Voda Pure, Dole, and DC PH, with media partners AutoCar, autoindustriya.com, jamesdeakin.ph, Manila Times, Malaya, driven2ride, 2Ner Magazine and 9tro Group Philippines.
The organizers have scheduled a competition for local drifting amateurs on Friday, the 25th, while the Pros will see action on Saturday and Sunday, the 26th and 27th. Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. with an admission fee of P100.00. For more information, visit www.kingofnations.net and Back Stage Events on Facebook.