2020 hit us more challenging than we thought. The COVID-19 Pandemic affected us in more ways than one, our lifestyle, day-to-day lives, careers, and more. Sports and events were significantly affected by it as well.
The lockdown last year forced us to make do of what we have, including the racing industry. With no events to look forward to, Tuason Racing came up with ways to reignite the passion of motorsports to fans longing for the adrenaline rush racing events gives to its fans.
The first effort of Tuason Racing is “Race For Frontliners 2020″ in partnership with Phoenix Pulse. The event gave racing fans and enthusiasts a helping hand to our unsung heroes, our front liners, to help fight COVID-19.
Also in line with Tuason Racing’s 21st-year celebration, The new platform paved the way for more racing fans and enthusiasts to participate in motorsports and compete in the global arena. The grassroots virtual competition complemented other programs organized by the GITI-Formula V1 Race Challenge and Toyota Vios Racing Festival.
With almost 100 racers joining the virtual wheel to wheel action, the Race for Frontliners succeeded in their goal to provide an exciting activity for race enthusiasts while staying at home and helping out our frontlines.Tuason Racing raised P60,000 pesos during the first leg, and the amount went up to over P100,00 pesos during the 2nd leg.
The third round had the Armed Forces of the Philippines as its beneficiary, with the previous ones being PNP Maritime Group and Philippine Coast Guard. AFP received 400 food packs.
The beauty of this initiative is aside from supporting the government in promoting staying at home and social distancing; It also opened a platform for aspiring young e-racing talent to explore and join Phoenix PULSE’s Young Drivers’ Program.
Tuason Racing continues to lend a helping hand to people who are in need and, at the same time, gives hope to racing enthusiasts that race events can still be enjoyed, even at the comforts of your home.