Whiteman Park: More than 216 remote control buggy drivers to compete at world championships

Brady Piggott.
Brady Piggott.

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

More than 216 drivers will be vying for the world champion title from November 3 to 10.

Drivers from Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Armadale, Gosnells, Willetton, Caversham, Morley, Ballajura and Kingsley will be taking 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.

“I wish them all the very best in hosting this exciting event at Whiteman Park and can’t wait to greet international visitors from around the world.”

For information, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/events

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