Stefan Ramirez is the latest in a long line of great Ramirez racers; he is the son of Kookie and grandson of Pocholo. Stefan is working very hard to create his own legacy and be recognized as a great driver in his own right. Despite racing a car that’s over 15 years old he’s always been competitive, taking home a podium in last season’s Philippine Touring Car Championship. With the right support, Stef is most certainly a contender for the championship.
Mark Bernardo is the 2013 Lateral D amateur champion. This year, he will move up to the pro division, but he’s already carved out a reputation for his consistency and skill. He actually competed against the professionals in the Drift Muscle event last year, finishing in the top 8 among over 30 competitors. Mark is competitive even in the pro class right now, and will be a force in the drift scene for many many more years.
Sung Joon “SJ” Park is the reigning Winds Formula Philippines champion. His situation is unique, not only because of his heritage (born in Korea and raised in the Philippines), but also because he is still a college student. SJ has been very successful in balancing school and racing, and is hoping to be the first locally-nurtured talent after Marlon Stockinger to move up the ranks of international open wheel racing.
Stefan, Mark and SJ will be roaming around the Clark International Motor Show all day Sunday, February 23. The three of them will be at the Brembo/Sabelt (AutoPerformance Ph) booth (booth number G121) from 2pm to 4pm to take photos, sign autographs, and chat with anyone who wants to learn about their motorsport discipline, or even just cars in general. Let’s support our homegrown motorsports talent