Frontrow International, a health and wellness and event’s company, recently dipped its fingers in the competitive world of automotive racing. The company successfully debuted in the first staging of the Formula V1 race held recently at the Batangas Racing Circuit. “We are happy with the outcome of our first outing, wherein we finished a strong second overall in a field of 15 V1 Formula race cars. I am sure we will do better in future racing events,” stated Sam Versoza, president of Front Row International.
Driving the Frontrow-Foilacar Formula V1 race car was veteran racer Don Pastor, who flew into town just to compete in the Formula V1 Series. “I am surprised at how this car drives. Due to its lightweight construction and suspension set-up, the car performs very well especially on fast corners and straight like acceleration,” added Pastor, who also competes at the TransAm Camaro 2 Series. His TransAm race car is powered by a 500-bhp V8, and competing in the Formula V1, whose cars are equipped with 1.5-liter Toyota engines are like carts to Pastor. “Competing in the V1 for the Frontrow-Foilacar team is a good off season practice for me and I would like to thank our team principal Sam Versoza and team manager Lester Codog for giving me the opportunity to race in this series.”
The Formula V1 is organized by Tuason Racing School (TRS) and has its roots in Japan, where young hopefuls see competing in the Formula V1 as a stepping stone to further their racing careers. In the first Formula V1 leg held recently, team Frontrow-Foilacar competed with the country’s top racers that included the likes of Tyson Sy and Luis Gono.