July 15, 2023

Double TQ for Bernadzik at Asian Buggy C/ship Australia

Team Associated’s Alex Bernadzik has claimed an impressive TQ double at the Australian round of the Asian Buggy Championships presented by VP Racing.  The inaugural season of the 1:8 Offroad Championship, Round 2 at Pine Hills Dirt Racing saw Bernadzik set the pace in both nitro and electric Buggy at the Brisbane track.  In Nitro Buggy, he would top three of the four qualifiers with Zac Ryan, a Top 6 finisher at Round 1 in the Philippines, his key challenger and the only other driver to top the time sheets.  In Q3, Ryan, who was responsible for the track build at PHDR, took his HB Racing to a TQ run by just 0.1 of a second from the Tekno of Caleb Noble.  Having missed seeding practice, Noble would conclude qualifying 3rd overall of the 63 entries.  In eBuggy, the biggest class with 68 entries, again Bernadzik produced three TQ performances while Noble managed the fastest time in the penultimate round.  Using the event to get in some high level race practice prior to the 1:10 Offroad World Championship later this year, Christopher Sturdy would complete the Top 3 in qualifying at the controls of his Team Associated.  Qualifying 3rd in Buggy and 2nd in eBuggy, Noble would get P1 in Truggy qualifying leading a Tekno 1-2 from Jackson Beale.  Qualifying P2 at the Philippine Masters in April, Round 2 is Beale’s home event.  New Zealand’s Logan Toia completed the Truggy Top 3.

Image: Asian Buggy Championships [asianbuggychamps.com] 

July 11, 2023

Asian Buggy Championships lands in Australia

After a hugely successful opening race at the Philippine Masters in April where World Champion Davide Ongaro took the win, the new Asian Buggy Championships lands in Australia this weekend for the second of its inaugural three race schedule.  The VP Racing backed championship will see four days of action at Pine Hills Dirt Racing (PHDR) track in the east-coast Australian city of Brisbane and has attracted a sell out 250 entries.  Travelling from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, drivers will do battle to be crowned winners over six Nitro & Electric Buggy and Truggy classes, all under the direction and voice of championship promoter Scotty Ernst.  With many Australian’s having travelled to Manila for the opening race of the Asian Buggy Championships, this weekend is another opportunity for the nations up & coming racers to showcase their talents on a track that well known Aussie racer Zac Ryan has been instrumental in the development of.  Jackson Beale, Jak Parsey, Aaron Dexter, Jayden Edmunds, Jordan Van, Zac Foster and Christian Wolhuter are all expected to feature in the battle for victory against young Queensland talents Alex Bernardzik and Caleb Noble.

Source: Asian Buggy Championships [Facebook]

January 23, 2020

Jeff Hamon joins VP PowerMaster international team

VP PowerMaster R/C Hobby Fuels have announced the addition of world caliber driver Jeff Hamon to the VP Racing Fuels PowerMaster on-road international race team. Hailing from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Hamon has earned an impressive collections of titles, including Australian and FEMCA Championships, as well as many top ten finishes at the IFMAR 1/8 and 1/10 World Championships. In the search for additional power, fuel mileage, and engine efficiency, VP Racing Fuels’ PowerMaster team developed VP PowerMaster’s 16R and 25R to meet IFMAR specifications. Both “R” blends utilize a high performance castor-based oil packages for additional engine protection. Hamon will compete as part of the VP PowerMaster International team, while extending his expertise for those in need of product support for both Australian and International customers. This is what Jeff had to say about the deal:

I am super excited to join such an iconic international motorsport team! After testing the VP PowerMaster blends, I am positive adding VP to my package will help me grab those great results. VP Racing is the market leader in RC fuels and I look forward to working with them for the future.

Source: VP PowerMaster [vpracingfuels.com]

January 20, 2020

Ryan Lutz VP PowerMaster fuelled

VP PowerMaster R/C Hobby Fuels have announced the addition of champion caliber driver Ryan Lutz to the VP Racing Fuels PowerMaster national and international race team. Lutz, from Medina, Ohio, will be fuelling with PowerMaster’s newest off-road blend. 30% Ryan Lutz was developed by VP Racing Fuels and Ryan Lutz to be a versatile off-road fuel for everyone from the seasoned pro to the club racer. Power, fuel mileage, and engine reliability were the development goals in mind. 30% Ryan Lutz blend is formulated with a high-performance proprietary oil package for additional engine protection. Lutz will compete and develop national and international markets for PowerMaster’s Lutz developed fuels and will be available for product support. The Agama factory driver comes fresh from his first race with VP Racing Fuels as he top qualified and won the Pro Truggy class at the 2020 Southern Indoor Championships. Ryan says:

I’m excited to race for and represent VP Racing Fuels.

Source: VP PowerMaster [vpracingfuels.com]

February 24, 2019

VP PowerMaster signs Cole Ogden

Following the signing of Tekno’s Joe Bornhorst VP PowerMaster R/C Hobby Fuels have also announced the addition of champion caliber driver Cole Ogden to the VP Racing Fuels PowerMaster national race team. Ogden is from McDonough, Georgia and finished 2nd in 1/8 Pro Buggy at the 2019 Southern Indoor Championships in his PowerMaster team debut. Using PowerMaster Pro Race 30, he will compete and represent the brand as a product spokesperson at RCGP events in the Philippines, Spain, Italy, and the United States and will help VP establish the east coast market in America. “I am extremely excited to have Joe Bornhorst and Cole Ogden on our National team,” said Tommy Porfirio, VP Racing Fuels PowerMaster Director. “Both drivers have a wealth of knowledge and will bring more experience to our nitro off-road team.” Cole added:

I would like to thank Tommy at VP for the opportunity to represent such an amazing well-known brand. Knowing they have all the tools needed to make the best fuels possible excites me the most. I’m very happy with the performance of the fuel so far, and I’m looking forward to bringing VP with me around the world.

Source: VP PowerMaster [vpracingfuels.com]

February 23, 2019

VP PowerMaster signs Joe Bornhorst

VP PowerMaster R/C Hobby Fuels have announced the addition of champion caliber driver Joe Bornhorst to the VP Racing Fuels PowerMaster national race team. Bornhorst, from Dover, Ohio, will be fueling with PowerMaster’s Tessman 30% blend and he will compete and develop the mid-west markets for PowerMaster all while being available for product support. Joe says:

I’m very excited to be racing for VP Racing Fuels. It’s such an honor to represent such an iconic company and the quality of their products speaks for itself. Thank you to VP for the opportunity and I’ll see everyone at the races!

Source: VP PowerMaster [vpracingfuels.com]

January 21, 2018

VP Fuels sign Wataru Takashiro

VP Fuels USA have announced the signing of top Japanese pilot, Wataru Takashiro to their team for 2018. Wataru will use VP fuels throughout his campaign that will see appearances at all major races in Japan and overseas, such as the IFMAR World Championship in Australia, while he will also be offering trackside support.

Source: VP Fuels [vpracingfuels.com]

March 29, 2015

Drew Moller joins VP Powermaster

Drew Moller joins VP Powermaster

VP Racing Fuels’ Hobby Fuel division has announced that off-road National and World contender Drew Moller has selected VP Powermaster to fuel his 1/8th scale nitro buggies and truggies in 2015. Drew joins a high class team including Josh Wheeler, Carson Wernimont, Mark Pavidas, and recently signed Ty Tessmann to name just a few.

Source: VP [powermasterfuels.com]