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Thrilling off-road racing draws spectators in Vietnam’s Hue City

Thrilling off-road racing draws spectators in Vietnam’s Hue City

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:58 GMT+7
Thrilling off-road racing draws spectators in Vietnam’s Hue City
A car conquers a course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Bao Phu / Tuoi Tre

Many spectators enjoyed witnessing aggressive off-road racing cars roaring through the mud during the opening day of the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, on Friday.

The competition, organized by the Thua Thien-Hue Department of Culture and Sports at Ho Thuy Tien Park, features numerous steep, muddy terrains submerged under the lake, ideal for showcasing racers’ driving skills. 

A bird's-eye view of Ho Thuy Tien Park, which hosts the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre
A bird's-eye view of Ho Thuy Tien Park, which hosts the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre

The tournament comprises five divisions -- basic pickup class, upgraded class, extended-professional class, original SUV class, and camping car class. 

This event has attracted 88 racing car teams from sports car clubs nationwide to Hue City.

A course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre
A course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre

On the opening day, the racing cars, equipped with powerful engines, thundered through a series of muddy roads, carving through the park amidst the enthusiastic cheers of the audience.

Tran Van Tuan, a student at Hue College of Economics under Hue University and an enthusiast of pickup trucks, expressed his thrill at witnessing rugged, roaring racing cars tackling such challenging terrain. 

A course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre
A course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Le Dinh Hoang / Tuoi Tre

“For people who love racing cars like me, this experience is truly captivating and satisfying,” Tuan remarked.

Additionally, as part of the event, a three-region car camping festival will be held. 

A car conquers a course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Bao Phu / Tuoi Tre
A car conquers a course at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Bao Phu / Tuoi Tre

Highlight activities include camping, team building, showcasing beautifully customized cars and camping vehicles, and a gala night.

To conclude the event, the organizers will distribute charitable gifts to those in need in the area.

A driver observes the course before his race at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Bao Phu / Tuoi Tre
A driver observes the course before his race at the Victory Challenge Sailun Cup 2024 off-road racing tournament in Hue City, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam, June 21, 2024. Photo: Bao Phu / Tuoi Tre

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