|Photo credit: RON SABAY|
|(L-R) Sean Velasco, Oscar Suarez, Trunxx Adarna, Jette Calderon, Lord Seno, Robert Pangilinan and John Man [Photo Credit: John N Christine Velasco FB]|
Season 3 Race 3 last September 9-10, 2016 at the Clark International Speedway proved to be very special for Team Cebu with Jette Calderon bagging the Championship for the Super Sporting Class.
|'NEVER FEAR ... DAD IS HERE! as captioned with this FB photo|
[Photo Credit: Jon Gonzales]
|Photo Credit: Ron Sabay|
Toyota Team Cebu, though, just a new team is now one of the formidable teams to beat, with all of the drivers also showing champion status in the several seasons such as Sean Velasco (2016 Race 2 First Runner-up) and Oscar Suarez (2016 Race 2 Champion Promotional Category), and now Jette Calderon!
|TOYOTA TEAM CEBU|
|TOYOTA TEAM CEBU... FROM GO CARTS TO CARS!|
Joseph Rojo, Robert Pangilinan, Jette Calderon, Lord Seno, Sean Velasco and Oscar Suarez
Of course, you immediately had a fanbase in Cebu, where all your friends are!
|with fellow karter and Vios Cup driver, Joseph Rojo and good friends, Joko Rojo and Luke Remedio|
|Jette's Fans Club... who else but your best friends!!!|
|And a visit from two of his best karting friends from way, way back... Kalyka Carcel and Tonyo Carcel! I bet, they are also itching to drive this race!|
2008 with Mateo Giudecelli (at Jette's back)
|with Kali Carcel...one of the very few female karters...or is she the only one?|
(I guess I cannot name all but this whole list is impressive enough!)
8th Golden Wheel Award for Karting
|Champion Jette Calderon with Joseph Rojo, Third Place|
|Champion Jette Calderon with Joseph Rojo, Second Place|
|Champion Jette Calderon with Sean Velasco, Second Place and Joseph Rojo, Third Place|
|Champion Jette Calderon with Vince Rojo, Second Place and Sean Velasco, Third Place|
There were times Jette came in second along the way...
|Jette Calderon with Juan Antonio Carcel and Joseph Rojo|
|Champion Juan Antonio Carcel , Second Place Jette Calderon |
and Third Place, Sean Velasco
I LOVE THIS: PILIPINAS KARTING...camaraderie not just competition!
As a champion driver, Jette also gained celebrity status...
with Jette now in the billboards!
And in the runway ... 2014 = this time for Aeropostale...
And rubbing elbows with fellow celebrity drivers during the Vios Cup...
|with Jasmine Curtis in the 2015 Vios Cup Cebu Leg|
Then Jette moved up to cars and won in the 2014 Phoenix Regional Autocross Championship - Visayas Driver of the Year.
And Jette was awarded again during the 12th Golden Wheel Award, now for Autocross!
How many Golden Wheel awards has Jette garnered?
Winning the Season 3 Vios Cup is not only just a trophy but a precious gift to his parents, especially his dad, Jun Calderon who incidentally, celebrated his birthday a few days after Jette's giant win!
|Such a lovely family with team mates and very good friends !|
Even as the champion that he is, Jette remains down to earth as a humble and respectful young gentleman!
Not everyone can be a CHAMPION, but everyone can DREAM TO BE ONE.... and just maybe, ALSO SUCCEED!!
Thank you, Jette and may you continue to be an ideal idol for the youth!!!
Jun and Janette, thank you so much, too!
Thanks to Mom, Janette Calderon for the permission.
Photos from Jette Calderon's Facebook Page
Sorry for such a long post... but there are so many facets to talk about. Hope you still enjoy reading this!!!