Sunday, October 3, 2010

Marlboro Red Rush 2010

It all started with signing up online at and with that I have experienced one of the best things in life, driving a real race car.

I was surprised that someone called me on my mobile phone using a land line telling me that I was picked to be one of the finalists for the Marlboro Red Rush. They asked me to present documents that made me a little suspicious, but hey! I tried and lucky for me. We're scheduled for an exam, "Psych Exam" (damn do I look crazy?!?!). Oh well, the test was too damn long like being back to school; but the best part is the driving test. I never knew I could get so nervous driving a car, because someone was inside the car with me and checking how I drive. It was not a test of speed but more of safe and steady driving.

I was also able to meet some friends during the exams; Jozen, Nikkon and Alma. Exchanged numbers so that if we ever get called in for the Final 60 we can meet-up again. Luckily Jozen got a call, and then Alma, I was the last one to get called in. Yes!!!

Our meeting place was at Toyz Bar in Fort Strip at Bonifacio Global City. Had some breakfast (FREE). Able to meet all the participants and everyone is so excited, you can really feel it in the air. They briefed us on what will happen for the day and that we have surprises waiting for us at the hotel. We then, left for Clark Pampanga to stay at Hotel Vida.

When we went inside a big tent for our registration, and there right in front us are the surprises.A very nice, red Ferrari Sports Bag. Inside were a racing suit, biker gloves, balaklava and our dry-fit shirts. COOL!!

We were are so excited to try out all the racing gears.


The briefing started on what will be challenges in-store for us. It was explained to us by JP Tuazon of "Tuazon Racing School", a very famous racing school in the Philippines.

 This is what the race courses will look like during the challenges.


We already checked-in our rooms. We were all treated like VIP's, everything was provided especially the food. hehehe.

The following day July 16, Friday, we already wore all our racing gears for the activities for the whole day and mind you its a 12hours activity. Damn!!

 The activity was held at Clark International Speedway.

Registration before the challenges

When we went inside, everything was so amazing. Seeing all the race tracks and race cars to be used. We can't be any more exciting than this.

Before we started everything, we were group into teams. Each team is based on colors, ours was "Gray Team", woohoo!! Go GRAY!!

The activities lined-up are:

4x4 Challenge

Autocross Challenge


Red Rush Simulator Challenge

After the simulator challenge, had a group picture


Karting Challenge


Precision Drift & Paint Ball Challenge


Being briefed by my drifter being going through the challenge.

Inside the race car for drifting
Off Road RC Challenge
Red Rush Boot Camp Challenge
    From all the 60 participants Marlboro will pick the FINAL 6 that will go to ITALY and participate in another challenge against other countries. The criteria for winning is having the best time in all challenges and especially the participant should have good ATTITUDE!!

    After all the challenges we were treated to a party, eat all you can and drink all you can!! wohooo!!

    Awarding of Plaque of participation


    Singing with Itchyworms


     Drink all you can

      With Andy-9 "Andy Manzano"

    Sarap ng pulutan.
      After party at Nikkon and Art's room

    Before the main party, we had lunch at "C" a famous Italian restaurant ni Pampanga.

    Together with the ladies and JP Tuazon

    After lunch, we had dinner and early party at Cioccolo.


    Then they announced the FINAL 6 at "The Mansion" a club in Clark.



    The best part of this event is that we all became good friends..


      Anonymous said...

      Bat di mo nilagay yung picture mo na sumasayaw sa stage?!?!?! Nyahahaha! I'm just saaaaying! =P

      Traveliztera said...

      ANDAYA! ang swerte mo! hahahha!!!

      aba RAKER KA PALA E! ahahah racer-raker!

      Traveliztera said...

      MADAYA KA PA RIN :(( inggit ako sa mga nananalo ng gnyan or napipili man lng.sana ako rin.andami ko nang sinasalihan e. :'(

      karlo.p. said...

      WHOA!!! GUD JAB! AYUS!!

      Axel said...

      @Anonymous (Cher) >> may ganung picture ba?? wala naman ah.. =p

      @Traveliztera >> ahahaha.. madaya ba ko?? anu ka ba, sa dami din ng mga sinalihan kong ganito first time ko lang mapili noh.. at super saya talaga.. =p

      @Kalo P>> salamat!! =)

      Anonymous said...

      Sino si Cher? Meron kang picture na ganun noh. Bigay na bigay ka pa nga sa stage eh. Nyahahaa! =P

      Axel said...

      @Anonymous >> kei fine, sige hindi na ikaw yun (annoyed)..

      Visual Velocity said...

      Wow, congrats at napili ka. :) Sounds fun! Balitaan mo kami kung anong nangyari

      Axel said...

      @Visual Velocity >> hanggang Pampanga ang ako napili.. hindi ako nakasama sa Italy.. hahaha..

      Meron uli sila this March, gusto mo?? refer kita..

      Anonymous said...

      this 2011, marlboro red rush here:

      Anonymous said...

      Big WOW!^_^