VIOS Cup 2014 Part 3 brings the waku doki thrill in McKinley West

Vios Cup 2nd Placer (Celebrity Category) Phoemela Baranda

Vios Cup 2nd Placer (Celebrity Category) Phoemela Baranda

On October 18-19, 2014, Toyota Motor Philippines, in cooperation with Bridgestone and other sponsors, gathered together car racing afficionados who chose to participate for the fun of it, apart from going for the win. Racers ranged from various sectors such as private individuals, businessmen, students, politicians, media and other celebrities.

Toyota fans in Metro Manila were delighted that the final or third stretch of the VIOS Cup 2014 took place at the McKinley West in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Anticipating a huge crowd gauging from the initial two runs and ever since its initial run in 2012, complimentary shuttles were available at the Venice Piazza driveway, McKinley West, One World Square and Science hub to drop-off and pick-up huge crowds in batches who shared in the waku-doki  (Japanese expression for heart-pumping, adrenaline rush) that a car racing brings.

Crowds slowly building up

Onlookers at the racing warm-up

Rhian Ramos’ car no. 8 escaping an accident

Race Marshal (Toyota 86) inspecting the race track

Vios Cup Winners savoring the glory

More  Vios Cup 2014 Photos Here!

Food and entertainment abound in between the biggest motorsport event of the year, including free rock concerts, kiddie rides, food trucks galore and a cocktail party for VIPs and media.

Vios Cup Part 3 Participants in alphabetical order, and their race car numbers:

·         Paul Ang (18)

·         Inaki Araneta (23)

·         Phoemela Baranda (12)

·         Steve Bicknell (41)

·         Andres Calma (97)

·         Carlos Castandea (69)

·         Jason Choachuy (37)

·         Michael Bryan Co (55)

·         Charlie Cojuangco (99)

·         Miguel Diaz (96)

·         Pauland Dumlao (28)

·         Ferdinand Dysico (44)

·         Senator JV Ejercito (24)

·         Basti Escalante (77)

·         Luis Gono (17)

·         Arch. Robert Lilles (88)

·         Carlos Joaquin Loinaz

·         Dominic Ochoa (25)

·         Ira Panganiban (2)

·         Vince Pornelos (9)

·         Rhian Ramos (8)

·         Tonton Ramos (33)

·         Ferdi Raquelsantos (78)

·         Kyle Reyes (38)

·         Jinno Rufino (10)

·         Alexis Salvador (94)

·         Rene Sta. Romana (20)

·         Paolo Subido (7)

·         Ramon Tanjuatco (27)

·         Oyie Umali (82)

·         Allan Uy (26)

·         Sam YG (6)

VIOS Cup Winners (Top 3)


1. Sam YG

2. Phoemela Baranda

3.  Jinno Rufino


1.  Paolo Subido

2. Vince Pornelos

3. Ira Panganiban

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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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