Bornok Mangosong clinched the win in the Pro Open class of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series on Saturday, meting Glenn Aguilar his first loss in the championship.
Mangosong shot off to an early lead in the first three laps of Moto 1, but contact between him and Aguilar meant the former dropped to sixth place.
“After that, I told myself to focus until I got myself back to second,” the 24-year-old said. “After the heat, I rested and strategized how I’d get the win in Moto 2.”
Mangosong achieved just that by keeping the lead from start to finish in the second heat. Although he and Aguilar started off close, Mangosong pulled further and further away as the race went on.
“I dedicate this win to my mom and my wife,” he said. “Although it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, I always thank them for continuously supporting me.”
Mangosong also said he is thankful for being able to compete in the series, which he considers as a break from his work in Pilipinas Got Talent. Despite the loss, Aguilar retains a sizeable lead in the series’ championship rankings.
Meanwhile, Glenn’s son Mclean took the win in the Pro Lites division against Jepoy Rellosa. In the other categories, Pia Gabriel took the gold in the Ladies category, while Jing Leongson stayed ahead in both heats to emerge victorious in the Veterans category.
For the Amateur Open division, Gelo Leonardo kept RJ De Leon at bay to become best in class, with Roman Llorente taking the win in the Executive Class. In addition, Wenson Reyes dominated both Kids 50cc at 65cc, while Ompong Gabriel kept pole position in both heats of Kids 85cc. Finally, Bhenvinido Torres won in the Open Underbone division, with Christopher Oberio and Dean Gabriel taking first in the Open Local Enduro and MMF Academy divisions, respectively.
The action continues with Round 4 of the 2016 Diamond Motocross Series on May 21 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Taytay, Rizal.