Birth date: Feb 22, 1987
Hometown: Raymore, MO
Hobbies: Being with my family, Cycling, painting
Engine / Motor: Team Orion
Electrics: KO Propo
ESC/Batteries: Team Orion
Sponsors: Kyosho, Team Orion, AKA, Sidewinder, KO Propo, JTP, Upgrade-RC, RCID, Lunsford, TD Paints, X-Gear, LiveRC.com, RockBrook Church
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Favourite track: Thunder Alley
Favourite Event: The Dirt Nitro Challenge when it was in Hemet
Best RC moment: Winning 4wd World Championship in 2007
Goals: To win a US National Championship and World Championship in every class that I race.
Best RC buddies: I really enjoy hanging out with everyone at the races.
RC Rivals: Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield
In his own words:
I got started in RC in March 1999. I just turned twelve and was wanting to do something with racing. I just stopped racing motocross the previous year due to injuries. Once I heard the nitro engines, I knew it was for me. My dad bought a used RC10GT and the rest is history. I had a pretty natural feeling for the cars and loved to drive. I would practice three times a week and then club race two times a week on top of that. In November 1999 I attended my first big race event; Hot Rod Hobbies Shooutout. I almost TQed a round and got my first sponsor; O’Donnel. Then in 2000 I finished 4th at The Dirt Nitro Challenge and got picked up by Team Associated. After that I TQed the Silver State in Gas Truck, and after that race Richard Saxton gave me his Thunder Tiger 1/8 and I got sponsored by them. My first race with the 1/8 was the 2000 ROAR Nationals in Pleasant Hill, MO (my future father-in-laws track) I finished second behind Brian Kinwald in my first ever 1/8 race. Now 13 years later, driving RC cars is my profession and I live right by the track that put me on the map for 1/8 buggy racing.
– 5 time Neo Champion
– 14 time ROAR National Champion
– 2007 IFMAR 4wd World Champion