Award-winning Isuzu D-MAX dominates 3 categories in 2022 Philippine Rallycross Series image

Award-winning Isuzu D-MAX dominates 3 categories in 2022 Philippine Rallycross Series

Dec 14, 2022 | NEWS
Mon Dimapilis and Louie Camacho with 2022 PHRX Isuzu D-MAX Rally Vehicles

The back-to-back Pick-up of the Year in the recent Annual C! Awards, Isuzu D-MAX, has once again proven its dominance in the dirt time trial racing competition as it conquers three (3) vehicle classes in the 2022 Philippine Rallycross Series (PHRX). The two (2) D-MAX 3.0 LS-E 4x4 AT rally vehicles, both sporting minimal modification, were driven by professional rally drivers, Mon Dimapilis and Louie Camacho.

PHRX is a timed racing competition held in a dirt track which started way back in 2015. Many professional car racers and motorsport enthusiasts participate in the competition’s different categories and various classes, and among its many supporters is Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC).

This season of PHRX which started in May saw nine (9) rounds of technical dirt driving held at different dirt tracks within Cavite and Pampanga. After the 9th round, the Isuzu D-MAX Team was able to secure a 1-2 finish on three (3) classes with Louie Camacho bagging the Over-all Champion title for Pick-up, Utility Vehicle and All-Wheel Drive Class, while Mon Dimapilis came in 1st place in all three classes as well.

“We are very proud of the result of this year’s Philippine Rallycross Series. The Isuzu D-MAX has proven once again its versatility and durability, this time on the dirt track. And this is the kind of lifestyle we want to promote with this vehicle, our customers can enjoy the D-MAX both for work and play on the weekends,” said IPC Asst. Division Head for Sales, Robert Carlos.

Apart from the racing seats and harness, the only modification done to the D-MAX rally vehicles were limited to suspension and tires, the rest were kept to stock condition. Its powerful 4JJ3-TCX Blue Power Diesel Engine, paired with the driver’s rally expertise emerges as an unbeatable formula to D-MAX’s success over the other notably modified vehicle who competed in the PHRX. With another feather on its cap, the Isuzu D-MAX shows strength in different aspects, no doubt why it is still one of the most popular pick-ups in the market today.