TOP favorite Bornok Mangosong of Davao City used a borrowed bike but still went on to win the centerpiece pro open class in the recent MMF Supercross 7 at the MX Messiah Fairgrounds in Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal.
The 27-year-old Mangosong banked on his big fighting heart and solid focus to upstage young warriors Ompong Gabriel and Ralph Ramento before a huge cheering crowd.
“I kept my focus and calm,” said Mangosong, who needed to borrow theYamaha Yz250fx 2018 minutes before the race as his much powerful Yz450f 2016 suffered a problem.
“I would like to thank Pastor Sam for lending me his bike. I also would like to congratulate him for hugely-successful event,’’ added Mangosong, who will try to make it back-to-back on March 3.
Other winners were Joseph Penaso (Open Local Two Stroke Enduro),John Kenneth Saligao (Amateur Production), Roman Llorente (Executive Production) and Michael Tschop (Amateur Open Production).
Motocross legend Jolet Jao flashed his old deadly form to win the veterans class followed by Jing Leongson. Jao also competed and settled for fifth place in the pro open.
Abdul Heiz Sandani topped the Beginners Open Production and Power Enduro, while Lad Bucag emerged triumphant in the Open Underbone and Local enduro 4-stroke.
Pia Gabriel topped the ladies class, followed by Jasmin Jao and Mia Villalon, respectively.