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Ryan Maifield joins Performa Racing

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Performa Racing have announced that the multiple time World Champion racer Ryan Maifield has signed to campaign their new line of R/C products. Ryan says of the new sponsorship:

“I’m extremely impressed with the Performa line of products, the 1/8th electric speed control, motors and batteries are a game changer and have been a huge step forward for my race program, I’m excited to see what comes next from Performa. I will use everything at the silver state for the first time. “

JQ Racing appointed Tony Scarsella as East Central/Great Lakes Team Rep

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JQ Racing have appointed Tony Scarsella as their East Central/Great Lakes Team Rep. T.Scarsella has over 30 years experience in RC and brings plethora of knowledge and experience to the table. The Florida native who now calls Missouri home, has been racing the JQ cars for over 3 years and has traveled to many big events with the team over the last 2 years.

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JQ Racing appoint Scott Walker as UK Team Rep

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JQ Racing continues to expand and establish team representatives to better assist with their growing worldwide team and for this purpose they have announced that Scott Walker has been appointed as Team representative for UK. Scott Walker has been racing for JQ for 4 years within the UK and Europe. He will be working with the current drivers in the UK and also he will also start helping to establish team reps in mainland Europe to assist JQ’s team drivers in the various countries there.

“Scott has been a great brand ambassador for JQRacing and we look forward to working with him in this exciting, challenging new role.”

Matt Chambers joins REDS electric team

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REDS Racing have announced the signing of Matt Chambers to their Factory electric team. M.Chambers is a former State, Regional, and National Champion as well as a A-Main finisher at some of the major 1/10th Electric and 1/8th Nitro races in the United States. His impressive career accomplishments include ROAR national championship in 2wd stock, 18x ROAR Modified Nationals A-Main finalist including 3 years in a row finishing top 5 in 2wd Modified with the highlight of qualifying 1st debuting the TLR 22 at The ROAR Nationals. M.Chambers will also be running REDS nitro engines as well where he is extremely competitive finishing with many state and regional titles in the buggy and truggy classes.

Wataru Takashiro signs with SWORKz

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SWORKz have announced the signing of former Kyosho driver Wataru Takashiro to their factory team. The Japanese frontrunner will use the 35-3 nitro buggy as well as the 35-3 E-buggy at the Japanese Championship but also at some major international events such as the FEMCA. He has the following to say:

” I’m so excited to join the SWORKz team. My first impression of the SWORKz buggy is, how awesome it drives and it looks so cool. I want to learn more from SWORKz and at the same time share, how to develop the car with all the SWORKz drivers. I really appreciate this opportunity and special thanks to Scott Yang. I can’t wait to race with my new team mates and friends all over the world!”

Jessica Pålsson joins LRP

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LRP have announced the signing of talented swedish driver Jessica Pålsson to their team. J.Pålsson will be using the company’s batteries to power his Kyosho rides for the 2019 season, attending national and international events. J.Pålsson has the following to say:

“Blue is better. Allready after only 3 laps I done my choice! LRP is my new electric power!!! Thanks to LRP and Jürgen to give me opportunity to be in your Team! I really looking forward to work with you and to drive many races with LRP fantastic electric power.”

Wataru Takashiro leaves Kyosho

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Japanese frontrunner Wataru Takashiro has announced his departure from long-time sponsor Kyosho. W.akashiro leaves behind a pretty successful campaign with countless wins in Japan but also at international events such as the DCRC Championship and the Chunchoen Worldleisure Championship. He had the following to say:

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Hobbywing signs Marco Baruffolo

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Hobbywing have announced the signing of top Italian driver Marco Baruffolo to their team for the 2019 season. The Italian national Champion and multi-time Euros A-finalist will use XR8 series combo in his XRAY 1/10 and 1/8 vehicles in event such as the 1/8 and 1/10 European Championships and 1/10 World Championship. M.Barrufollo has the following to say:

“I am very happy to take part of Hobbywing team and I am really happy about the esc and motors!”