What was your first RC vehicle?
“It was a Jammin CRT.5. Then I sold that after a little while and bought a Losi XXX-CR buggy.”
How many hours a week do you spend prepping, practicing, and racing your Durango DEX210 buggy?
“I try to get out and practice at least twice a week, and do some tweaking on the car during those practice sessions. Usually I try to do a full prep on the car the day before a race. I also spend a lot of time on the internet just looking for tips and different ways to get faster.”
What are you doing when you are not RCing?
“I work full time in my Dad’s business, Nature Care Landscaping. I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend Jennifer when I am home.”
You have extensive experience in full-scale open wheel racing. How did you get involved with that?
“My brother Benny was the first to get into racing. Then when I was four years old I got into racing go-karts. I raced karts till I was 16, which is when I moved into champ cars and Formula BMW. I enjoyed some success in the BMW and Formula Atlantic racing programs, but maintaining the needed sponsorship dollars at that level is very difficult.”
Do you have any desire to get back into full-scale racing?
“Yes, absolutely. I spend a lot of time continuing to pursue sponsorship to get back into full-scale racing. If anyone is interested in a driver-for-hire, I am your guy.”
What are some similarities between full scale and RC racing?
“The hand-eye aspect is similar. In fact, some professional drivers like to utilize RC cars and simulation games to build that hand-eye coordination. I think some of the racing aspects are similar as well, such as choosing the fastest line around the track and hitting the apex (in a turn) the right way.”
What are some of the best aspects of being part of the BMiller Race Team?
“Building friendships with the other drivers on the team has been great. We all are looking to help one another, whether it is with car setups, tire selection, or how to drive a particular section of the track. It has really helped our performance levels. I enjoy traveling with the other drivers on the team, and it is great when we get guys up there on the podium.”
What are your RC goals going forward?
“My ultimate RC goal is to be a full-time sponsored driver and be able to travel around and enjoy success at a national level. The sponsorships by Brad Miller and A Main Hobbies are giving us an opportunity to at least pursue those goals.”
What class would you like to go into if you could expand your RC repertoire?
“I would like to get into 4wd buggy at both the 1/8 and 1/10 scale levels. I think I would also like to get into oval RC racing if I can free up enough time to dive into it at a high level.”