Here are photos taken from the Gov. Bojie Dy & Rodito Albano 1st Invitational 4X4 Challenge in Ilagan, Isabela, last weekend. The youngest in the competition, thirteen-year old Brandon Tan, is the only competitor who hails from the Ilocos Region. For the said race, he signed up with GMA Butaka Off-Roaders. Joining them in the fierce race, amidst the scorching heat on the first day, and rains on the second day, were seasoned 4X4 racers from Four-Wheelers Ilagan, Batil Patung Offroaders Club, Santiago Extreme 4X4 Club and Nueva Ecija Off-Roaders.
The end of Brandon’s last run on the second day. Out of 19 challengers, he came in 12th.
Red Diwa topped the race, Joel Miranda came in second and Jojo Sison, third.
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Home for us in Tuguegarao was Mango Drive, a little motor court with 8 big rooms tucked in the outskirts of Tuguegarao. Each room has its own spacious parking facility. It reminds me of California’s roadside motels.
The architectural design is infused with Japanese touches. I personally like its minimalistic theme. It was designed by owner Red Diwa, an architect who is also an off-road race driver. His passion for 4×4 obviously extends to his work.
Brandon, now 12, after the race, where he was a finisher. He was the only competitor from Ilocos, and again, the youngest driver in the “Ratratan Sa Planta 2” off-road challenge.
Mango Drive Caggay, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
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