Last year, the inaugural Toyota Vios Cup got off to a fiery start as it became the most talked-about race competition in the land. The one-make race featuring the daily-driver-turned-track-beast Toyota Vios attracted celebrities and speed enthusiasts across the land.
This year, on its second season, the competition attracted a record 40 participants, set to compete in four races throughout the year. The first meet was held last Saturday, March 21, at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, with the second to be held in Cebu, and succeeding ones in Manila and then back to Pampanga in November.
This year's group was divided into the Sporting Division and the Promotional Division, in which celebrity racers Phoemela Baranda, Sam YG, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Kylie Padilla, Joyce Pring, and Derek Ramsay participated along with 13 other racers. Taking the top plum in the Promotional Division was FHM cover girl Phoem while longtime racer Pauland Dumlao from the Toyota San Fernando team came out on top in the Sporting Division.
The highlights during the scorching weekend weren't limited to mere race results though. Here are some other awesome things we ogled at the opening race of Vios Cup Season II!
1) Kylie Padilla suiting up!
2) A Toyota Vios proving that it's not just a practical ride made for city driving but also a rip-roaring loin-stirring race-rocket.
3) Kylie Padilla, smiling...with Jasmine Curtis-Smith, also smiling!
And what does Kylie do when she isn't smiling? She SMOLDERS:
4) Kylie Padilla with Jasmine Curtis-Smith AND Joyce Pring just hanging out.
5) Papa Derek Ramsay! (No homo!)
6) Okay, back to the girls. Here's Kylie Padilla with race-day BFF Joyce Pring in the funky shades.
7) Phoemela Baranda with her half-game-face, half-smiling-face
8) Did we mention that she won her division? What a cover girl!
9) Another item on the WIN column: race queens!
10) None though were as queenly as our biggest crush of the day, Rhian Ramos:
11) And few things were harder to unsee that day than Sam YG being given a shower on stage. You gave us nightmares, bro!
Keep coming back to FHM.com.ph for updates on the Toyota Vios Cup 2015!