The Suzuki Raider R150 recently reigned supreme at the final round of the Super underbone race of the Super Series Nationwide Championships, securing the overall Championship title with its flag bearer April King Mascardo of the Suzuki-VMan Racing Team.
The race was between Team Suzuki-VMan with the Raider R150 Fi and Team Yamaha with the Sniper MXi on a four-rider per team battle.
The six-leg race series came to a close with the Raider R150 as the champion. Mascardo started strong at the qualifying round, landing him on pole position with a best lap time of 17.865 seconds. Trailing behind him were Masato Fernando and JE Inguito, Ephraim Onahon, and Dan Carlos all from the rival team.
With this grid position, the rest of the Suzuki-VMan Racing Team: Eane Jaye Sobretodo, Jaypee Obedencio, and Josh Tan prepped for the race to defend Mascardo while beating their individual best times.
The beginning of the 15-lap competition already saw a jumpstart from Dan Carlos coming from grid 5 cutting off and blocking Mascardo. Keeping his focus, the encounter did not stall the latter as he swiftly recovered catching the pack at the first corner, securing a position on 2nd place following JE Inguito who was then leading the race. An error on the 2nd lap however made Inguito crash as Mascardo was about to catch him, giving a sweet advantage to the Suzuki rider who kept on pushing to maintain his lead up to the final lap.
The race concluded with April on the top followed by Masato and JE on 2nd and 3rd spot, respectively.