Grant puts buggy club in control
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.