26 July 2013

Ang, Torres grab limelight in jet ski race

Two Filipino ace riders – veteran internationalist BJ Ang and Excel Torres of Iloilo Watercraft Association (IWA) – grabbed the spotlight following their dominating feats recently in the SBMA Jet Ski Invitational Race at the Subic Bay Freeport.

Ang, the lone Filipino jet ski rider in the 2013 Asian Motorboat Liuzhou Open in China this Sunday, displayed superb skills in his fast all-stock 2011 Sea Doo to open a wide lead and capture the Expert Runabout Open crown.

The event is organized by the Jet Sports Association of the Philippines (JSAP) under its new president Harley David and race director Joey Millionado with the support of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

Torres overcame a talented field of champion riders as he gained the Expert Runabout 4-Strokes championship in the race supported by Networx Jetsports, Irma Fishing, R33 Car Exchange and the Philippine National Red Cross.

The country’s No.1 rider Paul del Rosario showed the crowd the top form and experience that made him the 2010 World Jet Ski Expert Runabout Open champion as he unveiled remarkable endurance and unparalleled speed throughout the four-lap race to dominate the Open Ski class over top female riders Jam Mangio and Abby Reyes.

The event drew the participation of the Iloilo Watercraft Association headed by Vincent Tajanlangit. Australian Jet Ski Association vice-president Dan Fox regaled the crowd with his equally impressive skills that earned him the Novice 4-Strokes title over Iloilo bet Noy Mercado and third placer Raymond Ronquillo.

A decorated rider with several international stints including the prestigious competitions in Dubai and Malaysia, Ang proved why he’s one of the country’s best when he controlled the tempo from start to finish in the eight-lap first Moto of the Expert Runabout Open. (The Philippine Star)