To celebrate its series of victories throughout 2017, 4S1M Yamaha Racing Team successfully organized its first ever Speed Fest in Clark International Speedway on December 16, 2017. The event gave the crowd—which comprised mostly of the team’s followers and racing enthusiasts—a unique experience, with the feels of the 2014 Hollywood movie ‘Need for Speed.’
“This is our first time to do an event, a big step for us,” said 4S1M owner Mark Tan. He added that the team intends to organize the Speed Fest annually from then on and make it the flagship event of the brand.
From the pre-planning to actual execution of the Speed Fest, the team had made sure that everything was in order. The crews set up the stage early that morning. The 4S1M booth, filled with motor engines and racing parts on display, was also installed in the area.
A flock of people arrived to witness a legal drag racing brought by the pride of City of Malolos Bulacan—MVB Cup Hari ng Mio. The participants, who came from all over the country, positioned themselves carrying their dialed in motorcycles and blazing determination in the drag strip. As the riders fired up their engines, the strip heard an audible cheer from the crowd—adding more to the adrenaline rush of the moment. Meanwhile, the car drifting and Touge battle by Dr. Drift brimmed a ‘burnout’—giving the fans a movie scene of noisy spinning tires and full tractions as the smoke engulfs the track.
Hours after all of the intense drag racing, darkness soon covered the circuit at night. The Clark International Speedway was transformed into a mosh pit of raving racing cars and motorcycles, flashing its striking neon-like colors of headlights and wheels rims, synced into the beat of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ type of music.
Cars and motorsports fans and enthusiasts feasted their eyes on the motorcycle show by Run 17’s and the car show by Formula1. From pickup trucks showing off tough wheels, thunderous speaker systems boarding SUVs and sedans, classic engines of retro cars, to a modern and sleek physique of motorcycles, the Speed Fest by 4S1M clearly did not disappoint the attendees.
Following the exhibition, victors of the motorcycle drag race, car drifting, and touge battles were awarded with trophies and cash prizes. Extending the excitement of everyone, the raffle draw took place wherein an orange Yamaha Aerox motorcycle for the grand prize, a 45” Flat Screen TV for the second prize, and a refrigerator for the third, were all taken home by the lucky winners.
For more information on 4S1M and 4S1M-Yamaha Racing Team powered by BRT and Racing Force, visit its showroom at Racing Force, 2nd Avenue along Rizal Avenue, Caloocan City.