The 2103 Asian On-Road Championship (AOC), fresh off a successful debut in Shanghai, headed down under to Melbourne, Australia for Round #2. The AOC is the brainchild of Scotty Ernst and follows a similar format to the popular European Touring Series (ETS). Good competition in a relaxed atmosphere with generous track time packed into a compact schedule is the name of the game.
The Melbourne round featured a 1/12 Modified class which was perfectly suited for the temporary carpet circuit which was laid out on a perfectly smooth gym floor. A healthy field of the top Australian drivers, many who have never raced carpet and/or 1/12 before were thrown into the deep end to compete against highly experienced Canadian champion Keven Hébert.
Keven and his Reedy/LRP-powered 12R5.2, as expected, dominated the event by qualifying fastest in every round and winning all three legs of the A Main. Thanks to Keven’s expertise and assistance to his less experienced teammates and privateers, he was able to guide teammates Sandy Iavazzo and Darrin Campbell to second and third overall for the podium sweep. In fact, nine out of ten A-Main finalists chose the 12R5.2!
Congratulations to all the winners, participants, Scotty Ernst, and the SERCCC for making the Melbourne round of the AOC a truly memorable event.
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