Grant puts buggy club in con­trol

Wanneroo Times - - Sport -

THE world’s fastest re­mote­con­trol buggy driv­ers will be rac­ing at the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Model Auto Rac­ing Ni­tro Off Road World Cham­pi­onships in White­man Park this week.

More than 216 driv­ers will be vy­ing for the world cham­pion ti­tle un­til Novem­ber 10.

Driv­ers from Kal­go­or­lie, Bun­bury, Ar­madale, Gos­nells, Wil­let­ton, Caver­sham, Morley, Bal­la­jura and Kings­ley will take part.

The event is or­gan­ised by the White­man-based Model Off Road Buggy Club and spon­sored by the City of Swan.

There will be food vans, re­fresh­ments and chances to meet and greet the driv­ers.

Bal­la­jura driver Brady Pig­gott (17), who has been rac­ing for seven years, said he and his fa­ther trained for two years in prepa­ra­tion for the event.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to putting years of prac­tice into ac­tion against the world’s best driv­ers on my home track,” he said.

Mayor David Lu­cas said the City con­trib­uted $15,000 to fund the event.

“The grant has helped fund a mas­sive mar­quee which will ex­tend 30m by 50m and keep the driv­ers and their me­chan­ics pro­tected by the sun through­out the event,” he said.

“This is such a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment for the White­man-based club.”

Ap­ply for a spon­sor­ship grant at www.swan.wa. gov.au/avail­able­grants.

Brady Pig­gott can’t wait for the op­por­tu­nity to pit his skills against the world’s best buggy driv­ers.

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