The 2013 Asian On-Road Championship, fresh off a successful debut in Shanghai, headed down under to Melbourne, Australia for round number 2. The AOC is the brainchild of Scotty Ernst and follows a similar format to the popular European Touring Series. 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 Canadian champion Keven Hébert. Keven and his Reedy/LRP-powered 12R5.2 qualified fastest in every round and also won all three legs of the A Main. Thanks to Keven’s assistance to his teammates and privateers, he was able to guide teammates Sandy Iavazzo and Darrin Campbell to second and third overall for the podium sweep.