Competitor Team Registration Form

REGISTRATION FEE: 75,000.00 (25,000.00 per Vehicle)

Vehicle 1


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long

Vehicle 2


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long

Vehicle 3


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long


  • Numbers only; 8-12 digits long


Login Details (for Pay Later login)

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  • Only fully completed registration forms will be accepted to participate in the Petron Philippine Overland Expedition (PHL.OX).
  • To be able to register as a participant, you must be at least 18 years old. You may be asked to present a government-issued identity card stating your age.

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • All members of the expedition team must be fully vaccinated prior to the competition. PHL.OX reserves the right to prohibit non-vaccinated participants from participating.


The Petron Philippine Overland Expedition will be made up of multiple Timed Stages (TS) distributed
throughout the expedition route. Please note that each challenge is designed to test the competitor’s
skills, teamwork, and resilience as well as their vehicle’s capabilities.


A team will be required to complete multiple Timed Stages along the route, each varying in level of
difficulty. Team members will be expected to assist each other to complete each stage. Competitor team
time will be recorded by marshals posted at the start and end of each Timed Stage. Each stage will be
assigned a Did Not Finish (DNF) time, which is the time required from a team to complete a stage.


Scoring will be based on a team's combined performance, with the best combined time receiving the
highest score less any penalty points incurred. Penalty points will be given should safety rules be
breached in the form of dangerous driving, vehicle and equipment abuse, as well as unruly behavior.
Results will be calculated and presented at the end of each day to keep competing teams up to date of
their performance, with the result of the last TS to be revealed only during the Closing / Awarding
Ceremony. Team with the highest total combined points at the end of the competition will be crowned


● Jurisdiction of the Timed Stages (TS) shall be under the Competition Committee.
● The Competition Manager shall head the Competition Committee and be supported by any
number of officials so appointed by the Organizing Secretariat.
● Disputes and protest shall be referred to the Competition Committee and shall be arbitrated
upon by whose decision shall be final and binding.
● The Petron Philippine Overland Expedition is designed as a competitive expedition to produce
the spirit of adventure, teamwork, driving skills and safety to bring out the very best in man and
● Penalty points will be given should safety rules be breached in the form of –

▪ e.g. absence of gloves (co-driver) during winching
▪ e.g. excessive speeding
▪ e.g. dragging of winch cable
▪ e.g. use of abusive language (to fellow competitor or official).


● Participating teams will compete for awards, which are presented in recognition of driving skill,
vehicle recovery, obstacle clearing, cooperation, and team spirit.
● Points will be allocated for different Timed Stages set during the event.
● Track Marshals must ensure that no sensitive area is destroyed during preparation of Timed


● Relative to time taken, the overall assessment of the competitor’s performance will be based on
a Point System.
● Instructions and guidelines will be issued during the scheduled COMPETITOR BRIEFING.
● TS will be scored with points being allocated in order of merit from fastest to slowest. If no
competitor reaches the finish line or completes the section in the allotted time, the competitor
who advanced the farthest or completed the section in the lowest time shall gain the highest
● The Competition Committee reserves the right to amend or add supplementary rules and
regulations to this event guide, at any time, without notice.
● The Competition Manager shall brief the competitors of any new instructions prior to a specific
TS. Competitors breaching these will incur penalty points.
● The driver and co-driver combination must remain the same for the entire event.
● Alternating between driver and co-driver for any particular TS is NOT permitted unless it is
specified by the competition manager for a particular TS.
● Safety belts must be worn and secured during all TS.
● Competition vehicles must have the following compulsory equipment from start to finish of TS,
if required by the Competition Manager;
o Spare Tire
o Ground Anchor
o Jack
o Tree Trunk Protector
o Rated Extension Strap



● The starting order for the TS will be by ballot system or otherwise in which shall be decided by
the Competition Manager.
● The starting order for subsequent TS may be selected by the latest overall event placing, by
other manner deemed fit by the competition committee.
● Consecutively run TS shall use the same starting order until updated results can be calculated
and displayed.
● Upon instruction of the Marshal/Timekeeper, the driver and/or co-driver of the first vehicle will
commence the TS. The official shall likewise mention the starting time of the competitor.
● Upon finishing the TS, the co-driver of the last vehicle shall verify with the Marshal/Timekeeper
the official time the stage/task was completed by the team. This will be recorded in the
competitor (team) score sheet.
● Each competitor must start in their respective order unless prior permission is granted by the
Competition Manager. Any vehicle not ready to start at the time required after the previous
vehicle leaves shall be deemed a non-starter (DNS) with no points awarded.
● Succeeding teams must be at the designated starting area no later than the time allowable after
the final vehicle of the previous team has departed, otherwise, the succeeding team will be
declared DNS with no points awarded.
● A DNF time will also be set and briefed prior to the start of each TS. Should a team fail to
complete a stage or task within the allowed time, the succeeding team must be on standby,
ready to start immediately after the removal of the previous competitor off the course.

● Competitor teams who cannot complete the TS in the allotted time shall be deemed DNF. The
particular team must immediately remove their vehicles from the course to allow other vehicles
to proceed.
● A competitor team can choose to DNF, due to a mechanical fault. The particular team must
immediately remove their vehicle from the course to allow other vehicles proceed.
● A competitor team will be deemed DNF if they receive any outside assistance during the running
of a TS.
● Driver and co-driver fail to fasten their seatbelts at the start of a TS.
● 20-points will be awarded to any team that fails to finish the TS within the DNF time provided
that the team reach the min. required DNF distance.

● A competitor team who fails to start within the given period after the last team vehicle of the
preceding team has departed.
● A competitor team with a vehicle that does not have a functional system 4WD during the start
of the TS.

● No points shall be given to a DNS team.
● Gates used on undefined courses shall be comprised of 2 pieces of bunting/tape tied
● separately around 2 pegs or 2 fixed items.
● Gates shall be placed in clear view of approaching competitors.
● Gates shall be driven through in the nominated sequence unless advised otherwise during the
stage briefing.
● During TS, the driver must align the most forward part of the vehicle with the starting pegs at
the start of any TS as guided by the Marshal/Timekeeper.
● If a competitor infringes the starting boundary, a penalty will be incurred. The final team vehicle
must fully cross the TS finish line before the official time can be given.


● Competitors not using a tree trunk protector in any winching situation, whether the anchor tree
is alive or dead unless a chain or other winching point has been provided by the Track Officials
for use by teams.
● Three continuous DNS.


● Competitors found to seek favor from, influence, manipulate, obstruct or interfere with the
duties of any member of the Competition Committee or Track Officials.
● Competitors found to have interfered with or tampered other competitors’ vehicles.
● Competitors found to consume alcohol/ un-prescribed drugs prior to or during any Task.


Scoring will be based on a team’s combined performance, with the best combined time receiving the
highest score less any penalty points incurred. Competitors who complete TS, within the DNF time, will
be allocated points in order of merit from fastest to slowest as follows;

Rank / Point
1 = 100
2 = 95
3 = 90

Timed Stage 1 (TS1)
Team A – 12 min. 20 sec. 09 millisec.
Team B – 15 min. 40 sec. 12 millisec.
Team C – 11 min. 10 sec. 05 millisec.
TS1 Standing
1. Team C – 100 points LESS penalty points
2. Team A – 95 points LESS penalty points
3. Team B – 90 points LESS penalty points
In the event where two or more teams recorded identical performance in any of the TS, they will each
be awarded the same points for the placing they have tied for. Subsequent teams will be awarded the
points for the actual placing.
Example –
If two teams tie for the 3rd place on a TS, they will each receive the points for 3rd place which is 90
points. In the event of a tie in the overall points standing at the completion of the final TS, precedence in
the standings will be given to the team with the greater number of maximum points scored during the
TS. If this fails to resolve the tie, then the number of second best performances will be considered and
so on until the tie is resolved. These points will be accumulated over all the TS and after the completion
of the final TS; the total points will be used to decide the winners.
Results of the final two TS will not be announced or displayed and shall be kept confidential until they
are announced at the Closing Ceremony Dinner.



A protest must be handed in writing to the Competition Manager within two (2) hours of receiving the
scores of the particular TS section along with P20,000 which shall be forfeited if the protest is dismissed.
The Competition Committee and any nominated official shall be required to arbitrate on any formal
protest and must have 100% agreement for any judgment to be upheld.



● Handling, stepping, or crossing over a winch cable under tension. – 10
● Running over a winch cable. – 30
● Non-verbal warning to “CLEAR" an area when recovery is about to commence. – 10
● Not wearing of safety belt while vehicle is in motion. – 30
● Not using approved gloves whilst handling winch cable. – 10
● Standing in-line between an anchor point and a vehicle whilst being winched. Driver/co-driver
must remain at a safe distance except to adjust the dampener or to check the winch drum and
only if the vehicle is in a stationary position. – 10
● Carrying of winch cable to the vehicle without rewinding into spool and hooking securely (Winch
cable may be carried by co-driver on foot during setting up for winching and negotiating of
obstacles). – 10
● Not using approved cable dampener whilst a winch cable or plasma rope is under tension. – 10
● Losing any or having unsecured equipment when crossing the finish line / box. – 10

● Hitting a peg or infringing course boundaries e.g. breaking of single marker tapes. – 10
● Failure to attempt an SS without accepted reason. – DNS
● Hitting a peg or boundary marker (first contact applies i.e. rocks, leaves, soil, trees, etc.). – 30
● Hitting a three (3) ribbon boundary marker and breaking one (1) or more boundary tape. – 30
● Hitting a starting box pole. – 30
● Handling (holding or pulling) of marker (caution tape) and peg by co-driver. – 30
● Failure to use a tree trunk protector on trees, dead or alive, during winching operations will
result in immediate disqualification from the event. – DNF
● Note: In the event a snatch block is used, additional damper must be allocated. (Dampener must
be located within the center third of its length at the start of the winching procedure). – 10
● Acquiring of additional equipment once SS commences. – DNF


● Engaging in excessive verbal abuse or showing improper behavior before an official or a fellow
● Littering indiscriminately. – EVENT DISQUALIFICATION


● Engaging in excessive wheel spinning. Unless otherwise directed, winching procedure shall take
place once forward momentum ceases. – 10
● Driving over a winch rope or allowing it to drag along the ground. – 10
● Unsecured winch cable at the finish of any SS. – 10
● Infringing the starting box / boundary. – 10
● Infringing the penalty pole. – 10


● Riding on the outside whilst a vehicle is in motion during SS. – 10
● Moving vehicle before advice of Marshal / Timekeeper. – 10
● Exposing others to potential risk or harm during SS. – 10
● Employing recovery techniques that are deemed to be at risk or unsafe during SS. – 10

February 19 – Arrival of Participants
February 20 – Scrutineering, Welcome Dinner, Briefing, Drawing of Lots
February 21 – Flag Off, Competition Proper
February 22 – Competition Proper
February 23 to February 24 – Team Challenge
February 24 – Competition Proper, Awarding Ceremony
February 25 – Departure of Participants

To participate, a registrant must be part of a TEAM of three (3) vehicles and six (6) personnel.
Team registration fee is Php75,000 @ Php25,000. per vehicle + two (2) personnel
Team Composition
A – Production (minimum 1 entry)
B – Modified
C – Prototype (maximum 1 prototype entry)

Withdrawal And Cancellation

Cancellation will not be allowed.

All participants must:

  • Comply with local laws (LGU).
  • Respect their fellow participants.
  • Take great care of the environment.
  • Drive safely and responsibly at all times.
  • Consumption of alcohol during the transport stage is strictly prohibited. Anyone who in the opinion of the event medical staff is driving under the influence of the above shall be expelled from the event.
  • Illegal drug use is strictly prohibited on the premises.
  • Carrying of firearms during the event is also strictly prohibited.


  • PHL.OX is an event that supports environmental conservation by abiding by and promoting globally accepted environmental practices.
  • All campsites must be left as they were found. Take all garbage with you as you go. Any participants found to litter indiscriminately during the event will be disqualified and banned from participating in future events.
  • Open burning is strictly prohibited.

Registration Confirmation

  • Registration confirmation will be issued by email by the Event Secretariat upon receipt of the fully completed registration form.
  • Participants may be requested to present this confirmation during the team training event, race briefing meeting, and scrutineering as proof of registration.

Cancellation Of The Event

In the event PHL.OX cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the PHL.OX organizers (force majeure) or due to events that are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the PHL.OX organizers, the PHL.OX organizers cannot be held liable by the participant for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses, etc.

The Organizer reserves the right to –

  • Refuse any entry, without giving any reason whatsoever.
  • Abandon, cancel, postpone, or shorten the event without due notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
  • No claims whatsoever of any kind shall be entertained due to the abandoning, cancellation, postponement, or shortening of the event.
  • Exclude any person or vehicle, which fails to meet the scrutinizing or administrative guidelines, as set out in this event guide.
  • Disqualify any participants who will carry additional passengers not included in the entry and indemnity form or whose continued presence in the organizers’ opinion is detrimental to the event and other participants.
  • Decide on matters not covered in this set of rules and regulations and to amend or vary them as deemed necessary.
  • The Organizers and any nominated official shall be required to arbitrate on any formal complaint submitted during the event and must have 100% agreement for any judgment to be upheld and final.
  • Any clarification or information required with regards to the General Rules and Regulations laid down in the event guide may be obtained from:
    The Organizing Committee, Petron Philippine Overland Expedition:
    Pacific Coast Challenge ℅ Mototesto, 432 St. Manalo cor. J. Wright Sts., San Juan City, NCR. in partnership with All traction Performance
  • Note: The Organizers reserve the right to change or amend the above without prior notice.

Team may have the ff composition
A+A+A (3 production)
A+A+C (2 production + 1 prototype)
A+A+B (2 production + 1 modified)
A+B+B (1 production + 2 modified)
A+B+C (1 production + 1 modified + 1 prototype)

– The maximum allowable tire size is 40 in.
– Production vehicle must retain 100% of the original body structure and production chassis.
– Differential locks and lockers will be allowed.
– The vehicle may or may not have a full roll cage.
– Seats for both driver and co-driver must have either 3pt. or 4pt. seatbelts.
– The vehicle must have functioning headlights, windshield wipers, and washers.
– There will be no restrictions on the type of winch or the number of winches used.
– Change of engine is allowed provided that the replacement engine is a factory variant of the
vehicle model used.

– Maximum allowable tire size is 42”
– Agricultural tires will NOT be allowed.
– Vehicle must retain 60% – 75% of its original body structure.
– Vehicle must still have its production chassis and body. Minimal modification on
chassis will be allowed.
– Tubular chassis and body or buggies will not be allowed.
– Chopped UTEs will be allowed.
– Diff lock and lockers will be allowed.
– Vehicle must have a roll cage, at the minimum, an A-frame type cage.
– Vehicle must still have complete body panels, including its windows, door panels,
fenders and mudguards.
– Door panel (top) must have a height of at least 10" from the driver's lap.
– Fuel tank will not be allowed inside the cabin.
– Seats for both driver and co-driver must be present.
– 3pt. or 4pt. seatbelts must be present.
– Vehicle must have headlights, tail lights, horn, windshield wipers, and washers.
– Rated tow points must be painted red.
– God’s winch and triple motor winches will NOT be allowed.

– There will be no restrictions on type of engines.

– Maximum allowable tire size is 42”
– Agricultural tires will NOT be allowed.
– Fully modified body and frame will be allowed.
– Vehicle must have a full roll cage (interior or exterior).
– Buggy-type vehicles will be allowed provided the following are present: firewall, flooring, half or
3/4 door panels, windshield, bonnet, mud guards/fender flares.
– A cargo barrier in the form of steel / aluminum mesh and polycarbonate with min. thickness of
4mm is a must.
– Exposed mechanical moving parts inside the cabin are PROHIBITED.
– Seats for both driver and co-driver.
– 4pt. seatbelts – must be present.
– Vehicle must have headlights, tail lights, horn, windshield wipers, and washers.
– There will be no restriction on the type of engines.
– There will be no restriction on the type of winch*.

Expedition Team Responsibilities

Each team member will assist each other in terms of provision of parts, logistical needs, and supplies.
They will also be in charge of the recovery of a team member should the need arise.

Required Documents

  • All participants are required to submit to the Chief Scrutineer all required documents and forms.
  • Driver’s license (both driver & co-driver).
  • Vehicle registration (if the vehicle is not registered under the driver or co-driver’s name, a signed affidavit from the true owner giving permission to use the vehicle or a deed of sale must be presented)

Mandatory Equipment

  • The vehicle must be presented in a ready-to-start condition and must have the ff. –
    • All vehicles must be equipped with a min. of one (1) operable winch.
    • Recovery kit
    • Cable dampener (1pc)
  • • Snatch/tow strap (1pc)
    • Tree trunk protector (1pc)
    • Snatch block (1pc)
    • Winching gloves (2pcs)
    • Rated bow shackles (2 pcs)
    • Fire extinguisher and relevant tools e.g. shovel
    • Camping gear
    • First aid kit
    • All teams must be self-reliant and must have readily-available spare parts, tools, food,
    and water supply.
    • Each team must be equipped with a dual-band base radio.

Decal Placement

  • All participating vehicles are required to carry all stickers given by the Organizing Committee and affixed onto their assigned places on the vehicle.
  • Any non-compliance means disqualification without any refund of fees.
  • Participants are NOT allowed to carry their own sponsor’s stickers without prior approval by the Chief Scrutineer.
  • Participants are advised to observe this condition most carefully, as it is the intention of the
  • Organizers to enforce this rule rigorously. A breach will result in disqualification without refund of fees.
  • In the event of any doubt, please communicate with the Organizers. In the event a participant is unable to put a particular sticker due to corporate policy or other reasonable grounds, the Organizers may, at their absolute discretion allow the participant to forgo the placement of the particular sticker and allow the participant to use their own sticker.
  • Sticker inspection shall be conducted during Scrutineering.
  • Apart from the sponsor’s stickers, any other unauthorized stickers must be removed or blanked out. Any non-compliance means disqualification without any refund of fees.

Decal Placement Guide

Final Scrutineering (Scrutineering Day)

Teams will be scrutinized simultaneously with all personnel and vehicles present at the designated scrutineering slot and time.

Scrutineering sequence will be as follows:

  • Documents
  • Mandatory equipments
  • Exterior (incl. tires, suspensions, and recovery equipment))
  • Interior
  • Engine
  • Supplies

Additional Reminders:

  • All vehicles must pass the scrutineering process, or they will be excluded from starting the event.
  • Late arrival for scrutineering will mean automatic penalization, with severity to be decided by the Organizers.
  • Failure to show up will mean automatic disqualification without refund of fees.