Uy takes two races but Calma still champion

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Allan Uy of Toyota Quezon Avenue pulls away from Raymond Ronquillo of Toyota Balintawak during the first race of the last leg of the 2015 Vios Cup help on Sunday at Subic.  PHOTO BY CONRAD M. CARINO

Allan Uy of Toyota Quezon Avenue pulls away from Raymond Ronquillo of Toyota Balintawak during the first race of the last leg of the 2015 Vios Cup help on Sunday at Subic.  PHOTO BY CONRAD M. CARINO

Allan Uy of Toyota Quezon Avenue won the two races of the fourth and last leg of the 2015 Vios Cup but it was Andres Calma, the son of basketball legend Hector Calma, who emerged as the 2015 Vios Cup champion in the centerpiece Sporting Class.

Calma of Toyota Alabang finished in the middle pack of the two races of the fourth leg of the series, which was enough for him to bag the overall championship of the 2015 Vios Cup.

Uy’s finising first in both races was enough to gain him second place in the championship standings behind Calma. Prior to the last leg of the series, Calma had won two races and a second place finish while Uy’s best finish was fourth place.

Hector said he was happy his son won the championship. “I’m proud of him and happy for him that he won the overall championship,” he added.


Uy, for his part, said Calma deserved to win the championship.

“He worked very hard, his team worked very hard for this, so he really deserved the championship,” Uy said.

The second-place finisher said they would be gunning for the championship next year.

In the first race, Uy pulled away from the pack after engaging Raymond Ronquillo of Toyota Balintawak in the battle for the lead in the early going.

In the second race, Uy engaged teammate Dominic Ochoa and Ronquillo in a heated battle for the lead that saw him fall behind Ochoa and Ronquillo before the second lap was over.

Danny Miranda, also of Toyota Balintawak, was able to climb to fourth place before retiring in the fourth lap.

Uy eventually passed Ochoa and Ronquillo prior to the fifth lap. As the battle for second place heated up, Ochoa and Ronquillo ended up bumping each other that resulted to Carlos Loinaz and Basti Escalante of Toyota Otis trailing the race leader.

With six laps remaining, Uy pulled away with Loinaz and Escalante following him.

Although the first race was marred by scrapes and the second race with a collision between Ronquillo and Ochoa, it remains to be seen whether protests will be filed that would lead to the race organizers altering the results of the two races held at Subic.

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