After a 3 year break, the Tamiya Asia Cup 2023 was hosted by Thailand on September 15 -17 with 10 countries in attendance. History was made when 22-year-old Porsha Mangilit from the Philippines became the first female driver to TQ and Win the prestigious 4WD GT Class in the 20+ years of the event. Having a bad Q1 and Q2 due to ESC issues, she TQ’ed Q3 and Q4 to secure the overall TQ spot on the grid. In A1 a rare mistake cost her and finished in 2nd place. With her back against the wall again, Porsha came thru with solids win in A2 and A3 to be crowned the Tamiya Asia Champion. This earned her a ticket to race in the Tamiya World Championships which will be held in Japan at the end of the year.