Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FullThrottle host Sam YG successfully defends Toyota Vios Cup Celebrity Crown

Radio DJ, TV host, comedian, ladies man and FullThrottle host Sam YG successfully defended his Toyota Vios Cup crown in the series' fourth and final round for 2015, fending off a late charge by local supermodel Phoemela Baranda to bag the overall Celebrity Class championship for the second straight year. 

A DNF (Did Not Finish) for Sam in the first of the two races for the third round held at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in September saw Phoemela capitalize on the incident by taking the overall lead in the Celebrity Class by five points ahead of the FullThrottle host going into the fourth round which was held on a makeshift track at the Subic International Airport last weekend. In the first race in Subic, Phoemela took advantage of Sam's slow start from pole position to grab the lead. Sam managed to reclaim it before the end of the first lap though Phoemela persistently dogged Sam, even hitting the tire barrier on the last corner hard enough to detach her car's front bumper. That was when the race began to unravel for Phoemela as her lap times increased, relegating her to fifth place by the end of the race while Sam finished ahead of everyone else, Promotional Class included, to claim the checkered flag.

For the second and final race of the second season, Sam needed to finish ahead of everyone else to take the victory--and that he did as he not only topped the Celebrity Class but the Promotional Class again as well.

At the end of the day, Sam took home the most number of awards at five as he also bagged the Best Qualifying Time and Best Male Driver for the Celebrity Class besides being the top podium finisher for Race 1 and 2 and the Overall Champion for the Celebrity Class.

Congrats, papi Sam YG! Check out more photos from the final round of the 2015 Toyota Vios Cup in the gallery at the bottom.

Photos taken with Fujifilm FinePix XP80


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