September 27, 2023


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2023 Asian Buggy Championships Spherical 2 Announcement

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Press Launch From The Asian Buggy Championships:

After a wildly profitable debut occasion spherical on the 2023 Philippine Masters, the 2023 Asian Buggy Championship Introduced by VP Racing continues from July 13 for Spherical 2 of the sequence. Pine Hills Grime Racing (PHDR) will play host to the occasion within the east- coast Australian metropolis of Brisbane.

250 entries from throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia will do battle to crown six winners in Nitro & Electrical Buggy and Truggy courses.

Headlining the entry checklist are Australian stars Alex Bernardzik (AE), Caleb Noble (Tekno) and Philippine Masters nitro buggy podium finisher Christian Wolhuter (SWorkz). They’re joined by a number of fellow Masters A finalists, the cream of Australia’s eighth off-road expertise, and racers from New Zealand and Asia.

Pine Hills Grime Racing

Host membership Pine Hills Grime Racing has been busy making ready to host their first worldwide occasion, constructing on over 30 years of historical past at its Brisbane web site. “PHDR is thrilled to host the Asian Buggy Championship,” stated the membership. “It presents a golden alternative to showcase the game of off- street RC racing. Collaborating with Scotty Ernst solely amplifies our pleasure, his wealth of expertise and dedication to delivering distinctive occasions align completely with our imaginative and prescient. We’ve invested in loads of infrastructure upgrades to our facility, including extra lighting, an improved pit space, a brand new media and race management space and naturally a brand new observe construct. Collectively, we goal to create an unforgettable championship that ignites the fervour of off-road RC fanatics and elevates the game to new heights. We hope racers have a memorable weekend of shut racing and a enjoyable time with their mates.”

The Observe

Nicely-known racer and observe builder Zac Ryan has been instrumental within the growth of the membership and the continued track-building program at PHDR. “The primary characteristic is our handled floor and grass infield,” Ryan stated whereas talking about this ABC race venue, ‘it will assist preserve the tyre put on low whereas maintaining the grip excessive! We hope everybody enjoys the floor, which ought to preserve the racing honest. We’ve a enjoyable new structure that’s extra open and with a deal with maximising the observe width to help in side-by-side racing.”

The Headline Battles

Alex Bernardzik and Caleb Noble have gone to battle a number of instances in latest months, they usually’ll be the possible front-runners subsequent week in each the Nitro and Electrical buggy courses. The 2 younger Queenslanders are staking a declare for the #1 spot in Australia, however gained’t have all of it their very own means, with an enormous pool of younger expertise rising.

Racers like Jackson Beale, Jak Parsey, Aaron Dexter, Jayden Edmonds, Jordan Van, Zac Foster and Christian Wolhuter are rising in stature with each occasion, and the Asian Buggy Championship offers an actual alternative for a break-through worldwide win for one in every of these Australian children. Chris Sturdy is one other who whereas predominantly a tenth racer will likely be a really actual risk as he seeks a aggressive hit-out in his preparation for the 1/10 Worlds later this 12 months.

After which there are the internationals. The likes of New Zealand’s Logan Toia, ABC Spherical One A finalists Adrian Wicaksono & Jason Nugroho and Philippine Masters’ host Edward Sio will all make their presence felt.

Past the younger expertise, the Asian Buggy Championship has attracted a string of high-profile, extra ‘skilled’, and really speedy drivers. Andrew Foord, Darren Perry, Zac Ryan, Ben Panic, Shane Kelly and Ben Sterling are just some of the opposite names to observe.

Making Sunday’s A finals will likely be an achievement, a spot on the rostrum excellent.

Scotty Ernst

Occasion host Scotty Ernst spoke in glowing phrases because the occasion attracts close to: “I can’t wait to see everyone subsequent week, our pals from Australia, New Zealand and past. The racing goes to be intense; I really like what the blokes from Pine Hills Grime Racing have performed with the observe and I’m wanting ahead to getting again down below. The response to this occasion has been incredible and after rapidly promoting out the occasion, I’m glad we may discover a option to squeeze just a few extra racers in. We’re going to have loads of enjoyable.”

Dwell Protection

“I’m excited that we’re going to be bringing a dwell stream from this occasion to the entire world,” stated Scotty. “Tony and Matt and the crew from RC Race Media will likely be with me, bringing their world-class dwell broadcast by way of the Asia Buggy Championship Fb web page and Scotty Ernst Productions YouTube channels. We’ll throw in some each day summaries and all the same old social media content material to maintain everyone updated on what’s taking place on the race.”

Sponsor Help

Scotty went on to pay tribute to the businesses which might be supporting the occasion. “We’re extraordinarily proud to have VP Racing as our title sponsor. VP Racing is not any stranger to the world of motorsport, and it’s nice to have them play an enormous position in bringing the Asian Buggy Championship to Australia. VP Racing is joined by our major sponsors Matrix Tires, Workforce Losi Racing and Tekno RC. They and supporting sponsors HotRace Tires,, JConcepts, Sweep Racing, AMain Hobbies, ProTek RC, Coast2Coast RC and DXF Energy Batteries Australia are serving to immensely. We couldn’t do that with out the help of those nice firms.”

Race Schedule

On observe, the motion kicks off with managed apply on Thursday, July 13, and continues into seeding apply and qualifying on Friday. Saturday sees the final two rounds of qualifying and early finals earlier than the primary occasions take centre stage on Sunday, July sixteenth.

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