One of the biggest grassroots racing events for the fixed-gear scene has once again lived-up to the hype.
The inaugural WeFXD Ultraman race this year has amassed a few hundred people around Luzon to witness the biggest and most explosive Ultraman race to date. People from as far north as Pampanga to the southern provinces of Batangas and Mindoro have converged at the Ultra Sports Complex last May 20 for the kick-off of the WeFXD Ultraman 2015 series.
Ninety-six competitors spread to 8 heats have gone head-to-head in an agonizing 400-meter uphill sprint along St. Martin Street in Pasig City, while being cheered-on by an estimated 600 spectators. Eight competitors go through to the final race to determine the eventual winner, and to log their points for the series.
Garlan Romarez of The Project, who has won the last 7 Ultraman races, has once again turned-out on top. His teammates Geph Villongco, LJ Santos, and Jem Tiongson has also made it to the final race. Other finalists were Kalki Salvacion and JR Martin of Quickspeed Philippines, Renz Cartilla of WeFXD, and Huey Tresvalles of Mandaframa.
Macy Atangan, although her first-ever Ultraman race, has taken the top spot for the Women's Open Category. Garlan Romarez has also taken the Open Category win for the Men's division.
1st - Garlan Romarez (The Project)
2nd - Jem Tiongson (The Project)
3rd - Geph Villongco (The Project)
4th - JR Martin (Quickspeed)
5th - Huey Tresvalles (Mandaframa)
6th - LJ Santos (The Project)
7th - Renz Cartilla (WeFXD)
8th - Kalki Salvacion (Quickspeed)
Women's Open: Macy Atangan (Fixed-gear, Mandaframa)
Men's Open: Garlan Romarez (Fixed-gear, The Project)
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