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Tamiya Asia Cup Finals 2011
Photo: The drivers of the Jr. Stock class, for those below 16 years old. They ran the Tamiya TT01 rc cars.
My daughter and I landed in Singapore on 29 September 2011. First on the agenda was to check into the Grand Park Hotel along Orchard Road. All drivers then visited the Stargek Tamiya radio control hobby shop.
Video of the 2011 Tamiya Asia Cup finals. The 3 day event summarized into 10 minutes. Includes the Tamiya hobby shop tour, tanks and scale rigs demonstration, action from the Jr. Stock class and some of the award ceremonies. Plus pictures of the concours body contest winners.
Friday was control practise. We arrived at the track around 8:30am and finished the day around 7pm. So far so good, both my car and Porsha (my daughter) were running well.
Saturday was 5 rounds of qualifying. Then Sunday a last round of qualifying. Overall Porsha qualified 2nd on the grid in Jr. Stock while I qualified 2nd on the grid in Formula 1. While we wished for TQ, 2nd was very satisfying.
Racing was a triple A-Main setup. The best two results will determine the overall standings.
Photo: Porsha finished 3rd in the Jr. Stock Class. The only female driver in the event of over 100 drivers. Very good result for her first overseas international race.
Photo: Porsha with her prize, a Tamiya Mazda RX-7 M06 kit.
Photo: I finished 2nd in the Tamiya F104 class. Very happy with the result since this was my first time to join the F1 class in the TAC finals.
A side event was the concours (body beauty contest). It was a good day for Porsha and I as we both won concours in our classes.
Photo: My Tamiya F104 was the concours winner in the F1 class. Hope you like it.
Photo: Porsha's Hello Kitty rc car won the concours (body contest) in the Jr. Stock class.
Overall it was a good event for Team Philippines, with three of us making the podium and Jomil (FF03 class) winning a trip to Japan to compete in the 2011 Tamiya World Championships.
Photo: Porsha (3rd Jr. Stock), Jomil (2nd, FF03), Joel (2nd, F1) and Timothy.
The Tamiya Asia Cup is a yearly event. For me, it is a lot of fun, a chance to bond with my daughter and meet new friends from other countries. Plus the excitement of racing r/c cars.
Thank you for reading. See you in Korea in 2012.
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