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Pelle Culmsee teams up with SWORKz

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Pelle Culmsee to their Danish team. The former HB Racing driver and multi-time Danish Champion will use the 35-3 Nitro Buggy as well as Picco engines and TPRO tyres at the National Championship, the Euros, the Worlds and majors events in Europe.

I am so grateful that I have got the chance to race and work with the SWORKz team. A massive thanks To Max and Georg for giving me the opportunity to race for this dynamic team! I am really looking forward to working with my mechanic Michael Marcussen together with the SWORKz factory team and the big Danish SWORKz team! I appreciate this new experience and the new challenge! – Pelle Culmsee

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Andrew Rizzo teams up with XRAY


XRAY and RC America have announced the signing of Andrew Rizzo to their team. The former Kyosho racer will use both 1/10th and 1/8th off-road vehicles at major national events in the USA.

Well, I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to be part of such a strong brand for the future! I have joined and become a part of Xray and RC America. I have received so much help and support from Gord, Ty, and Paul Ciccarello over the past year and also seeing how they operate as a team, even though I wasn’t a part of it. The offer came up to settle back in with one of my biggest mentors, Paul Ciccarello, and to also be able to learn so much more from all the hard work and dedication the Tessmann’s put into RC and the Xray brand. – Andrew Rizzo

Nick Wautlet to run Ultimate Racing engines

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With the departure from Team Associated to focus on his own projects, Nick Wautlet is more than a perfect fit to team up with another growing brand to offer and run the line of Ultimate Racing Engines with the Pro Build Service offered at Wautlet has teamed up with Beach RC & Hobbies to carry the engines on the Wallie Builds website as well as offer the different engine packages in his build series.

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Alpha appoint Jon Dell as European Team Manager

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Alpha have announced the signing of Jon Dell as their European Team Manager. J.Dell brings over 13 years of experience of being a mechanic and pitting for some of the UK’s top drivers. J.Dell was instrumental in the support for those he represented and was in the pit lane for 2 IFMAR Worlds finals, 5 EFRA European finals as well as countless BRCA UK National A finals too. For the last two seasons, Jon has led the UK based Alpha team drivers, with many A finals along the way and regularly succeeding in getting more Alpha powered cars into the main finals than any other brand on nearly all occasions. Jon will be taking care of the European Alpha team drivers and working with the distributors alongside the individual team manager in each country also, at all European events and will also assist with the tuning and development of Alpha engines during the course of the coming 2020 season and beyond. 

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Mat Dodd teams up with PR Racing

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PR Racing and Inside Line Racing have announced the signing of Mid West driver Mat Dodd to their team for 2020 to run the PR cars along with Maclan and SRT electronics. A long time F1 driver from the Mid West, Mat is a former Regional Series winner and has made multiple BRCA National A finals. M.Dodd brings a wealth of knowledge gained from his many years of racing off road to the team.

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Paul Crompton joins Schumacher

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Schumacher R/C Racing have announced the signing of Paul Crompton to their team. The talented driver is a regular BRCA National A finalist, also he recently had a strong top 30 finish at the Worlds event. He shall be attending the 1/10th off road Euros and the BRCA National series along with some other events. Paul had the following to say:

“I am looking forward to starting a new chapter with Schumacher Racing in my RC career, it should be great and I thank them for the opportunity.”

Kevin Brunsden joins Nemo Racing

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Nemo Racing have announced the signing of Kevin Brunsden to their team for the 2020 season and beyond. Former SWORKz driver was already supported by Nemo Racing for years with Beta tyres and Piranha fuel and now he will also use the new A319 in major events in UK.

“After just one day of testing he can already feel the benefits of our new A319 chassis and you unequalled power and drivability of the Bullitt B-223. We are excited to see what results Kev with achieve. Not only is he a quick peddler but he’s also very good with setup and always happy to help anyone with advise which fits our ethos perfectly.” – Nemo Racing

Marcel Schneider joins Team Associated

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AE’s distributor Ruddog Distribution have announced the signing of Marcel Schneider to Team Associated. M.Schneider will use the Team Associated 1/10 vehicles as well as Reedy electronics. M.Schneider already proved the performance of his new equipment and TQed and finished 2nd at the German 2wd nationals last weekend.