Overseas a number of manufacturers have sponsored full size race vehicles or race series in the past, however in australia the connection between modeling and motorsport doesn’t seem to have connected for the most part. However that seems set to change with Modelflight becoming a sponsor for the Brad Gallard No.454 Trophy Truck team for the 2014 Australian Off Road Championship season.
Modelflight will sit along side Toyo Tyres and Jetpilot as one of the major sponsors of the team. Jamie Nancarrow from Modelflight said: “This is a great opportunity that presented itself through a mutual passion for off-road motorsport. Brad Gallard and Todd Casey have both been using the Losi 5IVE-T to bash around the pits during downtime.”
The first event in this year’s calendar for the Gallard #454 Team will be at the famous Finke Desert Race, Northern Territory: June 6-9 (Round 2 of AORC Series). This is closely followed by the home track, Round 3, at Waikerie, South Australia: July 4-6. The next major event for the team is the ARB Goondiwindi 400, Queensland: August 22nd – 24th.
Modelflight will be using these events to demonstrate the powerful Losi 5IVE-T, Losi Desert Buggy XL, and the all new Losi XXL 2 Monster Truck. There will also be displays for the Vaterra and ECX RC cars.
For more information visit the Brad Gallard #454 Trophy Truck Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BradGallard and for information about the AORC Series, visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AustralianOffRoadChampionship