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David Ronnefalk joins HIRO SEIKO

Ronnefalk HIRO SEIKO

HIRO SEIKO is excited to announce their latest addition to the team; David Ronnefalk! David will be using the HIRO SEIKO lineup of screws, nuts, options and accessories among his rides for the remainder of 2015.

David says, “I am now officially using HIRO SEIKO products and accessories for my car. Screws, nuts, some option parts for the transmitter and other accessories to name a few. The quality have so far been very good and I’m really greatful to be representing HIRO SEIKO from now on!”

Joel Valander signs on with Highest servos

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EuroRC and Highest have agreed on exclusive distribution in Finland and Baltics. “Signing Joel Valander to the team is a important way to move forward,” explains Axel Toivonen, the owner of EuroRC. “In today’s market a solid product is not enough you will have to show it to the consumers as Highest as a brand is still the new kid on the block. Highest have extensive knowledge and history with RC servos and are stationed in Korea where the good stuff is made, another great country is naturally Japan.”

“We have been testing these servos for over a year now in cars ranging from 1/5th to 1/10th scale with our product testing team and we are confident we have a really good product in hand. This will be a huge thing for consumers as the servos are top quality but affordable also for hobbyists, especially the 1/10 servos.”

The Team EuroRC driver Joel says, “I have been testing Highest servos during this summer in different cars and already making podiums. I am really happy with their performance and I am confident that I can do my best and grateful for this opportunity with EuroRC and Highest.”

JConcepts signs 10-year old Malin Karlsen

Malin and JConcepts

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JConcepts is excited to announce Malin Karlsen has joined their world-wide race team. Malin, a Norway native who just celebrated her 10th birthday, specializes in 1/10 and 1/8 offroad but really enjoys the fast paced circuits of Astro-Turf and Carpet. The recent winner of the 2015 Swedish 1/10 4WD National Series has already received high praise and accolades in Sweden where she routinely takes the top step on the podium in her favorite racing class. While attending the 1/8 European Championships in Sacile, Italy, Malin received an award from EFRA acknowledging achievement.


RDRP signs German rising-star Kim Einert


Revolution Design Racing Products have announced the signing of Germany’s Kim Einert to their factory team. The 18-years old girl is a steady performer both nationally and internationally, and she will be attending various 1/8 Nitro Buggy, 1/8 E-Buggy and 1/10th Buggy races this year using RDRP tools and accessories to prepare her rides.

Thomas Musso joins Team IB-Prostart

Musso ProStart

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IB-Prostart is excited to announce that Radiosistemi / REDS driver Thomas Musso has joined Team IB-Prostart. The French star will be using a REDS branded IB-Prostart engine pre-heater. IB-Prostart would like to wish Thomas the very best of luck in all his forthcoming races.


Team Associated severs ties with Carson Wernimont


Breaking news has hit the industry this evening, as Team Associated announces the sudden contract termination of Carson Wernimont.

Team Associated says, “Newly signed by Team Associated for the 2015 season, Wernimont immediately put in consistent A-Main performances in both electric and nitro off-road while racing his new Team Associated vehicles. As the 2015 racing season unfolded, it became obvious that the relationship was not in alignment with the original goals, and a decision was made to terminate Carson’s contract instead of fostering an unhealthy relationship through the agreed upon contract term. Everyone at Team Associated wishes Carson the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

Carson has responded to by stating, “I’d like to thank Team Associated for honoring my request to terminate my contract. I am looking forward to pursuing new opportunities and partnering with a company that is interested in utilizing both my development and driving skills. I’m excited about what the future holds and will continue to represent all my sponsors to my fullest ability!”

Boots bumps up in Top25RC rankings after Euros win

Top 25 Euro 2015

Source: Top25RC
Congratulations to Elliott Boots on the big win at the Euros! Boots put in a great drive to take the win over the defending champion and #4 ranked driver in the world David Ronnefalk. Not a lot of movement on the list after this weekend, but we welcome the return of Jorn Neumann and Mike Truhe back on the top 25 list. It was great to see some young talent start to really emerge with Alex Zanchettin finishing 3rd and Davide Ongaro finishing 4th, but clearly had the most speed in the final. Neither driver has broken into the top 25, but look for them soon.

The Baldó Brothers join Ultimate Engines

Baldo brothers join ultimate engines team

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The Ultimate Engines World Racing Team is growing fast. After the presentation of Yannick Aigoin, Miguel Matias and Robert Batlle, Modelix is happy to announce that Baldó Brothers, Bryan and Oscar, who are already running the Procircuit tires and Nitrolux fuel from Modelix, join the Ultimate Engines Team. Both will be running the new M-4R tuned engine with Ultimate Efra 2123 pipe at the Euro A Championship next week.

JQRacing announces Mike Garrison as new USA Team Manager

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It’s no secret that JQRacing has grown above and beyond expectations around the globe, and continuing to grow as we speak. With that growth, the company has seen amazing success such as being the Finnish National Champion since the company’s birth, South African National Champion, Andulasian Champion, French Nationals winner, International Warm Up Race winner, Brazilian AMA GP Winner, 3-time Euro A Top 10 finisher, and countless podiums from around the globe.

While THECar is no stranger to the United States, it has yet to make such a mark on American Soil. In an effort to make that mark, and create an American race team above and beyond expectations, JQRacing is pleased to introduce their new USA Team Manager, Mike Garrison!

I am very excited to join the JQRacing family, and work closely with Joseph, Ilias, existing JQ drivers, and new JQ drivers to help build THETeam we’ve all been waiting for in America. I’ve lived my entire life on wheels, whether it be dirtbikes, wheelchairs, R/C cars, or UTVs…and now it’s time to roll on to the next chapter of this “impossible journey”. – Mike Garrison



Hobby Pro USA welcomes Casey Becica to PR Racing team

Hobby Pro Driver

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Hobby Pro USA would like to welcome their latest addition to the PR Racing America / Hobby Pro Distribution Team, Casey Becica. Casey has been racing on a competitive level for while now in the So Cal area, and is always willing to lend a helping hand at the track. Casey will bring strategic knowledge with setups and excellent sportsmanship to the team backed with excellent driving.

“We’re excited to see him hit the track with our PR Racing vehicles, stay tuned for more exciting news from our growing race team!”