Toyota owners, celeb drivers race this weekend at Vios Autocross Challenge

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) brings back waku-doki this year with a bigger and better motorsports program, the Vios Racing Festival. Gear up for heart-racing fun as the country’s number one automotive brand starts the festival this summer with the Vios Autocross Challenge on April 28, 2019, 9 a.m. at Block 16, Mall of Asia open grounds.

Admission is free, so everyone is invited to come and support their favorite celebrity racers Gerald Anderson, Daniel Matsunaga, Chie Filomeno, Gretchen Ho, Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero, and Fabio Ide as they compete at the autocross tracks with other racers.

And in one of the Vios Racing Festival’s many twists, Toyota owners can now get the chance to be official racers at the Vios Autocross Challenge. Interested Toyota owners may visit to participate in an online game that will determine who gets the chance to be a racer for the weekend.


What exactly is the Vios Autocross Challenge?

“Toyota wants to make racing an accessible sport for the ordinary Filipino by providing an extraordinary opportunity to get themselves started, fueled by their passion for motorsports,” said Mr. Satoru Suzuki, President of TMP.

The Vios Autocross Challenge is a new addition to the standard circuit racing format. It is a timed competition wherein drivers navigate through an obstacle course one at a time, aiming to finish the track within the shortest lap time possible.

This new format will be more amateur-friendly than a standard circuit race, where all participants are simultaneously racing against each other. The adrenaline factor is retained through several mechanics which highlight driving precision: for example, every pylon hit adds 2 seconds on top of the racer’s final lap time.

In order to promote a more inclusive racing scene that fosters friendly competition, drivers from different backgrounds are invited: celebrities, social media influencers, car club members, new Vios owners, motoring journalists, and now even loyal Toyota patrons.


How can I join the Vios Autocross Challenge?

The online promo on Facebook is open to all Toyota owners—regardless of model and year—that can drive a Manual Transmission vehicle. Toyota Motor Philippines will be lending out race-ready Vios units during the event day to at least 5 lucky participants with the best captioned entries. The official Facebook post can be accessed through this link:

Chosen entries will be announced via Facebook. Toyota representatives will contact the winners for further participation instructions.

For more updates on Toyota events and promos, visit TMP’s official website at and follow the official Facebook page.

The Toyota Vios Racing Festival is held in cooperation with Bridgestone; supported by Petron, Motul, and Rota; and other sponsors Brembo, Denso, AVT, 3M, OMP, and Tuaso