After a four month break, final round of Gymkhana Autocross Series (GAS) finally kicked off on 17 Dec 2017 at Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPs), attracting 36 participants from both Malaysia and Singapore, fighting for the top podiums as well as the Overall Championship points to be crowded the Champion of each category.
This self-funded and non-profitable event have come a long way with the undying support and encouragement from the Gymkhana community, participants, veterans such as Gymkhana celebrities Mitch Chong, who is the course judge for the events as well as the rear wheel drive specialist, Mickey Teoh.
With more drivers joining Project SG Racing Crew for the overseas competitions, it just shown that Malaysia motorsport events were filled with challenges and attraction, that participants don’t mind cruising 330km up north to Kuala Lumpur, just to get into the action and battle it out.
From Project SG Racing Crews, 10 drivers have signed up and took part in all the 7 categories; namely Front Wheel Drive – Road Legal, Front Wheel Drive – Pro Class, Rear Wheel Drive – Road Legal, Rear Wheel Drive – Pro Class, Open Class, Newbie and All Wheel Drive. Expect Newbie category, each category consists of two course designs with a total of six runs for each design.
Gymkhana requires strong mental concentration and memorization, a significant part of achieving a fast time. The competition was tense, stressful as the gap between each competitor was only a split second apart. However, equipped with great skills and race experiences, Singapore drivers have managed to secure an awesome achievement by winning 18 podiums, including four overall Champions!
Chase Lim Champion, Front Wheel Drive – Pro Class (80:04s)
Champion, Front Wheel Drive – Road Legal (81:48s)
1st Runner Up, Open Class (80:39s)
2017 Overall Champion, Front Wheel Drive – Pro Class (364 pts)
2017 Overall Champion, Front Wheel Drive – Road Legal (388 pts)
Champion of Champions for GAS Round 4
Jeremy Low 2nd Runner Up, Rear Wheel Drive – Pro Class (83:22s)
2017 Overall Champion, Rear Wheel Drive – Pro Class (335 pts)
Sylvester Lim Champion, All Wheel Drive (84:69s) 2017 Overall Champion, All Wheel Drive (400 pts)
Hutch Chau Champion, Rear Wheel Drive – Pro Class (80:86s)
Champion, Rear Wheel Drive – Road Legal (81:00s)
James Lee 1st Runner Up, Rear Wheel Drive – Pro Class (82:21s) 2nd Runner Up, Rear Wheel Drive – Road Legal (84:32s)
Gerald Poh 1st Runner Up, All Wheel Drive (85:04s)
Savian Quek 2nd Runner Up, All Wheel Drive (101:69s)
Denelle Tan Champion, Newbie Class (35:22s)
Dion Yeo 2nd Runner Up, Newbie Class (36:01s)
Congratulation to all winners of Malaysia and Singapore. We look forward to more excitement and great fun in 2018. Taking this opportunity, we wish everyone a happy new year!
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