Photo courtesy of CEZA/NAMSSA/FIM

130 riders to compete in nat’l motocross series in Santa Ana, Cagayan

Amir Aquino


TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Over 130 riders including multi-time ‘Motocross Rider of the Year’ and decorated motocross champion Kenneth San Andres will compete in Santa Ana town’s first-ever motocross championship event this weekend.

The event dubbed as the “2018 Ceza-Eastern Hawaii National Motocross Championship” is led by Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) and will be held on April 14 and 15.

The event is the second round of the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association’s (NAMSSA) 2018 Philippine championship series.

Motocross stars and other hopefuls throughout the country including Moy-Moy Flores and Gabriel “Bilog” Macaso are poised to give San Andres a stiff challenge for the overall crown.

The event will host 13 national categories which are Junior Mx50, Junior Mx65, Junior Mx85, Beginner Open Production, Novice Open Production, Intermediate Open Production, Executive, Veterans, Local Novice Enduro, Local Open Enduro, Underbone Open, MX2, MX1.

Further, two support class or local races are exclusive for Cagayano riders. These are the All Cagayan Local Open Enduro and the Cagayan Open Production.

Photo courtesy of CEZA/NAMSSA/FIM

Located in Centro Santa Ana, the new, rugged, off-road race track MX Circuit meets the design, safety standards, and technical guidelines of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), the global governing and sanctioning body for motorcycle racing, Inquirer reported.

CEZA Administrator and CEO Raul Lambino said this event is “one of many firsts” to be expected in the zone.

“Since July, it is on record that we have introduced many firsts in CEZA. This is another, and it marks a new milestone in our concerted efforts to promote CEZA as an investment hub and a tourism destination in Northern Luzon,” Lambino said.

Meanwhile, NAMSSA Philippines and FIM Asia President Stephan “Macky” Carapiet said “everything is set” for the unprecedented event.

“The riders are eager to give motocross fans a competition to remember,” Carapiet said.

“We are proud to have this sport closely associated with Ceza,” Carapiet added, lauding Lambino for “bringing motocross racing to Santa Ana on a scale never before seen by locals.”