RACER SPOTLIGHT

RACER SPOTLIGHT2018-09-04T23:00:21+00:00

Name: Rick Putnam
Age: 50
Hometown: Sherman, IL
Home Track: Allen’s RC
Years in RC: 7
Classes you race: 12 classes of oval, off-road and on-road
Favorite part of racing: just hanging with the guys and not thinking about work. Racing with someone closely lap after lap, whether it’s for the win or 7th place. Doesn’t matter as long as I raced someone.
RC Accomplishments: have won at least one A-main in every class I’ve raced except F1
Future Goals: Just continue to enjoy the hobby and help others enjoy it as much as I do
Why did you choose Rotor Ron? Needed a bit more go in spec motor classes and heard great things about Rotor Ron
Anything else u wish to add? Just a bit of advice to others: Take your racing serious enough to be competitive if that’s your goal but not so serious it ruins your day when you’re not. Don’t be “That Guy” lol.

Name: Wes Sealy, they call me Jerk or Jerky Man
Age:  I am 40 years old and my daughter Abigail is 7.
Home Track: “The Yard”, an astroturf off-road track at the Hobbytown USA Phenix City.
Years in RC: I’ve done RC since I was a small child, starting in Aviation wait my father around the age of 8.
Classes you race: Abigail races 2wd SCT and I race Stock 2WD SCT, stock 2wd buggy and mod 4wd buggy
My favorite part of racing: Sharing the hobby with new people. Seeing their face when they control an RC for the first time.
RC Accomplishments: My biggest achievement so far is starting the #TeamWFOtheYard. An amazing race group, we have novice and pro. We are very helpful at the surroundings tracks and a fixture at the local track.
Future goals: I hope to inspire anyone to pick up an RC and play with it. I want to inspire people to get into the hobby
Why you chose Rotor Ron:  Ron is very helpful and knowledgeable. He has helped me get my motor game in check and supply us with awesome products.
Anything you would like to add? I would only add that I have met the best people in the hobby. Everyone in the hobby seems to be genuinely happy about sharing the experience.

Name: Jerry Taylor

Age: 59

Hometown: Melbourne FL

Home track: Valkaria RC

Years in RC: 10 + years  

Favorite part of racing: I like being at the track with the people that have the same interest that I do. I am more of a hobbyist than a racer.  Do some club racing.

Why did you choose Rotor Ron: Because of great advice, product line, customer service along with fast shipping.

Name: Kevin Wilson

Age: 45

Home track:  RCx213

Years in RC:  36 off & on

Classes you race:  17.5/mod 2wd buggy, 17.5/mod 2wd Short course, and mod Stadium truck. Favorite part of RC: The excitement of competition.

Rc Accomplishments: At EN hobbies Friday nights points series, finished 1st in open Stadium truck with a Rotor Ron 13.5. Finished 2nd in 17.5 SC with Rotor Ron 17.5, 6th in 17.5 2wd buggy with Rotor Ron 17.5.

Future goals: Represent my sponsors well and in a good light, stay competitive with my competition, help fellow RCers and bring some new blood to RC.

Why did you chose Rotor Ron: Because of the things I had heard/read and I wanted the best motors. (Oh and of course be accused of cheating!) lol

Name: Kat Ascott
Age: 35
Hometown: Windsor
Home Track: Rc Clubhouse(USA) Sparcs RC(Canadian)
Years in RC: 5 years
Classes you race: Powderpuff, 17.5 stock 2wd, 4×4 sct, Truggy(my favorite)
Favorite part of RC Racing: Traveling to different tracks, my track family, and the rush of a close battle on the track.
RC Accomplishments: Starting Rc Powderpuff, mentoring girls and women in racing. One of my proudest moments was when a dad told me his daughters only goal that summer was to be good enough to beat me.(she has twice and I am so proud of the work she has put in)
Future Goals: I want to travel to bigger events like Psycho Nitro Blast. Help grow the hobby by encouraging girls to start/stay in racing. Most are afraid of being made fun of or are intimidated by many of the guys on the stand.
Why did you choose Rotor Ron: Because he supports women in racing.
Anything you want to add:  I want to thank Bill and Melissa from RC Clubhouse for all the help and support, Performance Hobbies for believing in me. The Mielkies, Holtzmans and Hugh’s, Jay Martin and Ross racing for getting me started.  

Name: Nick Williams

Age: 42

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA

Home Track: Island Speedway – Muscatine Iowa

Years in RC: 28

Classes you race:  Touring car mostly (USGT, VTA, 17.5 Stock Touring)  I do also dabble in 12th scale on-road, 10th offroad buggy, and F1 now and then.

Favorite part of racing:  I love the people, but more than that I love the challenge of racing on a small budget.  You have to get every ounce of performance out of your equipment.  That’s a ton of setup, analytics, and preparation (both on the equipment and my mind). 

RC Accomplishments:  4th place USGT class at the 2018 USVTA Scale Nationals at Windy City RC.  1st place TT02 Enduro race Hobbytown Cedar Rapids IA. 

Future Goals:  Right now I’m faster than I’ve ever been, but my main goal is to help my son become a great racer and be his mechanic.  I’ve always wanted to do that with one of my kids.

Why did you choose Rotor Ron?  I believe Ron really vets and believes in what he sells.  Shag oil is great!

Anything else u wish to add?  I think for many racers, myself included, sometimes motors can be a mystery.  Ron’s service is a great way to take some of that uncertainty out of the equation and just focus on chassis and driving.  Once you get yourself to a place where you are getting the most out of your motors and gearing, Ron has all the supplies needed to keep you on the top of your game.  The lessons I learned using Ron’s motors and the items he has helps me get the most out of my motors at every race.

Name: Tim Davis
Age: 39
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Home Track: Shifty’s
Years in RC: 9yrs
Classes you race: 2wd Mod Buggy, 4wd Mod Buggy & 13.5 Short Bus
Favorite part of racing: Racing hard, clean & above all else helping other racers on & off the track….& having a blast with my travel buds
RC Accomplishments: In the last 2yrs I’ve been pretty competitive with my friend Michael Twillings SC5M as a loaner & multiple people loaning me a 13.5 motor at the races
Future Goals: I’d like to compete at the REEDY RACE OF CHAMPIONS, attend a stock nats & make the mains
Why did you choose Rotor Ron? Rotor Ron just seemed Legit
Anything else u wish to add? I’d like to thank my sponsors, HB RACING, JCONCEPTS, MIP & not really a sponsor but my setup mechanic Todd Sieler