Posts Tagged ‘Meet the Pros’

Meet the Pros: Jason Punty – Team RCE

We’ve worked very closely with Jason Punty over the last year or so. We first met him at Motorama in February 2012, and  raced with him at several races throughout the rest of the year. In all of those encounters, we never sat down to meet the man behind Team RCE. We finally had that […]

Meet the Pros: JR Mitch-TLR

We met JR Mitch at the JConcepts Supercup rd 2, held at Newred Hobbies in Ocala Fl. How’d you get started with racing? My grandparents got me a little Tyco RC car, I was like 5. We had two big oak trees in the yard. I could drive it around the oak trees pretty good, […]

Meet the Pros: Felix Law-Team RCE

We caught up with Felix Law at Round 2 of the JConcepts Supercup series at Newred Hobbies in Ocala, Florida. He would go on to win the 4wd SCT class. How did you first start in RC? I started when I first moved to America. I wanted an RC just to play with on the […]

Meet the Pros: Ryan Dunford – TLR

Also while at the Short Course Nationals, we got to chat with Losi Product Manager, Ryan Dunford. He was laying down some fast laps and ended up TQ’ing both 2wd Modified SC and 4wd Open SC. Because of the rain out, this also means he won those classes by default. Way yo go Ryan! Name: […]

Meet the Pros: Mark Smyka – X Factory

Meet Mark Smyka, Connecticut native and one of the fastest guys at RC Madness. Due to the rain out at the Short Course Nationals, the A Main of 4×4 SCT was awarded by how drivers qualified, meaning Smyka took home 5th place with his T-RCE Slash 4×4! Mark was also part of the track crew […]

Meet the Pros: Mike Aliberti – X Factory

Another X Factory driver we got to talk to at the Short Course Nationals was Mike Aliberti. He just came off from winning the Warm Up race here not too long ago. Name: Mike Aliberti Hometown: Danvers, MA Sponsors: X Factory, Viper, Pro-Line, RC America, X-Ray, Hudy, Reds Racing USA, Advantage Racing, Trick Parts, B-Fast […]

Meet the Pros: Chris Cristo – X Factory

We got a chance to talk to Chris Cristo of X Factory while we were at the Short Course Nationals. He’s a factory driver for X Factory. He runs the SCX – 60CF and that truck looked AWESOME out on the track! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Chris! Name: Chris Cristo […]

Meet the Pros: Tom Neave – Pemberton Raceworks

Jeff Hotaling introduced us to Tom Neave. He is a fellow Putnam driver. Tom recently had a big win at the last US Open Wheel in the 13.5 EDM class. He gave us some background info about how he started really young, and was sponsored by Custom Works back in the day. He took something […]

Meet the Pros: Jeff Hotaling – Putnam Propulsion

Jeff Hotaling is no stranger to the RC Soup crew. He was our emergency fill in driver for the CRC 1000 Endurance Race back in April. While proficient in off-road, dominating at High Octane in Syracuse during the winter, his real passion is dirt oval racing. It was a pleasure to see Jeff in his […]

Meet the Pros: Hevis – PRW

While visiting Pemberton Raceworks, I got a chance to meet Hevis. He’s their company mascot. He tried telling me he was the brains of the operation, but I didn’t believe him. He is a Snowbirds celebrity and a staple of the Pemberton crew. He was generous enough to let me ask him a few gripping […]

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