Wednesday, October 15, 2014

City Kart Racing Fires Up “Race To Boracay”

I drove a racing kart for the first time early this month! Read all about it here. Then, take the chance to experience it, too, and join CKR's race that might win you a trip to Boracay for two!

Press Release:

City Kart Racing (CKR) launched its first major project for the year, “Race to Boracay”.  Expecting more than 500 drivers to vie for the “fastest driver” title, “Race to Boracay” could easily be the biggest motorsports event Manila has ever seen.  It will be the perfect occasion to meet and mingle with fellow speed enthusiasts.

The competition involves four stages. First is the qualifying round where all participants will be given five chances to come up with their best lap time using karts fitted with soft compound tires. This lap time will determine their entry to the pre-final round which will accommodate only 200 drivers.  From there, 50 will be chosen to take part in the finale. Then the top ten will race for the title of the “fastest driver”. 

With CKR’s state-of-the-art timing system which records lap times up to the thousandth of a second,  precision is guaranteed. It will be fun to compare lap times with the other contenders and find out exactly where you rank. And because CKR has a mobile application for its timing system, you can monitor the numbers even if you’re not at the race track. 

There will be two classes, juniors (13 to 17 years old) and adults (18 years old and above). Awaiting the winners of each class at the finish line is a 3-day-2-night hotel certificate and round trip airfare for two to the paradise of Boracay. Special treats are also in store for the two runners up. Other drivers will get a chance to win goodies in the raffle.

Schedule of activities for Race to Boracay is as follows:

October 23 - November 14 Qualifying rounds (any day except Saturday and Sunday afternoon)
November 22         Pre finale
November 23         Finale, grand finale, awarding and raffle

Entry fee is reasonably priced at P3,900, which includes five qualifying rounds. The early birds, who register before October 17 will get one free practice run. 

City Kart Racing’s Race to Boracay is supported by,, C! Magazine,, and

CKR is open from Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. And Friday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight. It is located at Circuit Makati, Barangay Carmona, Makati. Reservation a must. For more information, call (0917) 4551060 or log on to

About City Kart Racing

City Kart Racing’s 700-meter kart track combines straights and technical turns for the driving pleasure of both beginners and advanced drivers. “I think this is one of the best I have ever designed,” declares CKR chairman Jean-Marc Freihuber. It has a bridge, a tunnel, and sweeping corners.  

“Safety is always our priority,” emphasizes Freihuber who says they are unrivalled in that department in the Philippines. “We follow European standards,” he states. And safety requires that drivers can step on pedals properly. The minimum height requirement for drivers is 120 centimeters or 4 feet. CKR has karts for both adults and kids.  Those who want to take racing a notch higher can enrol in karting classes conducted regularly for cadet and junior levels.  Or why not sign up with their racing team? CKR has its own team that travels all over the world for the love of karting. So far they’ve competed in Japan, Macau, Indonesia, Malaysia, France and Italy. The team offers arrive-and -drive services and focuses on highly motivated aspiring champions, even beginners. 

With its facilities and various function halls, CKR is an ideal venue for team building activities and corporate events.  Events lined up for the rest of the year include karting clincs on October 26,  November 22 and December 13. A six-hour endurance race is scheduled for December 21.

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