The Big 11 – Tekin and Panther team manager Randy Pike

The Big 11 – Tekin and Panther team manager Randy Pike

The Big RC is happy to have Randy Pike, team manager for Tekin and Panther writing us up some tips for The Big Pit. Over the next few weeks, we will be running Randy’s pit tips and are very excited about sharing the information with all of you. To start things out, I thought The Big 11 questions would be a good way to get things rolling. Randy Pike – Team Manager Team Tekin and Team Panther 1. What was your first RC car? Tamiya Subaru Brat 2. What was your first big race that you won? IRCR April Fools Classic 19T Stadium Truck 3. What age did you start racing? 12 4. If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? Successful Entrepreneur 5. Your favorite breakfast cereal? Grape Nuts 6. Who is your toughest competition and why? Myself, I’m always harder on myself than anyone else is of me. 7. What is your favorite class to race? Stadium Truck 8. Your favorite race track? Outback Raceway, Chico Ca 9. What advice would you give to someone starting out? Have fun! This is a hobby and should be enjoyed. 10. What did you have for lunch? Homemade steak fajitas 11. Who was your biggest influence in the industry? Jim Campbell, Jason Ruona, Matt Francis. All of these guys understood what it takes to be...
11 Questions – Ryan Lutz

11 Questions – Ryan Lutz

1. What was your first RC car? RL. Losi Jr. T 2. What was your first big race that you won? RL. R/C Pro National Finals 2008 3. What age did you start racing? RL. 7 y/o 4. If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? RL. Stay at home dad. 5. Your favorite breakfast cereal? RL. Bacon and Eggs (don’t eat cereal anymore) 6. Who is your toughest competition and why? RL. Tebo because he is just so consistent. 7. What is your favorite class to race? RL. 1/8th Nitro Buggy 8. Your favorite race track? RL. Psycho Nitro Blast 9. What advice would you give to someone starting out? RL. Remember why you are starting this hobby.. to have fun and enjoy it! 10. What did you have for lunch? RL. McDonalds Southwest Salad 11. Who was your biggest influence in the industry? RL. A couple: David Kingston, Joel Johnson, Steve...

The Big 11 – Dave Gullickson

1. Your name? Dave Gullickson 2. What was your first RC car? Tamiya Lunchbox 3. What was your first big race that you won? 97’ Roar Regionals for Region 11 – Stock and Mod Truck 4. What age did you start racing? 21 5. If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? Anything competitive.. I loved racing dirt bikes till I blew out a knee 6. Your favorite candy bar? Snickers 7. Who is your toughest competition and why? So many to list in the NW, but Gary Culp and I have always battled it out to the end. 8. What is your favorite class to race? 2wd Mod and Truck Mod 9. Your favorite race track? The Ranch Pit Shop 10. Your dream date would be with who? The Big RC Babe 11. What did you have for lunch? Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger Gullickson is sponsored by Team Associated, LRP, Reedy, Axiom Racing Products, Makita, Kicker Audio, Oakley, Lucos Oils, MIP, One-Off, TNT Custom...

The Big 11 Questions with Dakotah Phend

1.  Your name? Dakotah Phend 2.  What was your first RC car? Tamiya Blitzer Beetle 3.  What was your first big race that you won? Juniors Buggy at the 2005 ROAR Stock Nationals 4.  What age did you start racing? Electric – 5 years old and Nitro – 7 years old 5.  If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? I would like to design cars. 6.  Your favorite candy bar? Twix 7.  Who is your toughest competition and why? All the guys at the top because everyone is always pushing to go faster. 8.  What is your favorite class to race? Electric – Mod Truck and Nitro – Truggy 9.  Your favorite race track? Indoor my home track AMS and outdoor Stateline in Indiana are always fun! 10.  Your dream date would be with who? Stana Katic 11.  What did you have for lunch? Pancakes and bacon Dakotah is sponsored by TLR, Orion, Spektrum, Pro-Line, StickIt1, Darkside Designs, Horizon Hobby, Lunsford, Pacific Coast Hobbies, OCRC,...

The Big 11 – Ryan Cavalieri

1- Your name? Ryan Cavalieri 2 – What was your first RC car? Team Associated RC10 T2 3- What was your first big race that you won? Hotrod shoot out in mod buggy 4- What age did you start racing? 11 years old 5- If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? Im into anything with competition so I would really enjoy racing for a full size off road team. 6- Your favorite candy bar? Snickers 7 – Who is your toughest competition and why? Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo because they are the two guys that I’m battling with in every class I race. 8 – What is your favorite class to race? 1/10 buggy 9 – Your favorite race track? West coast r/c 10 – Your dream date would be with who? Yatsy pavlovic 11 – What did you have for lunch? Chipotle...
The Big 11 – Matt Chambers

The Big 11 – Matt Chambers

1- Your name? Matt Chambers 2 – What was your first RC car? Team Losi XXX-T 3- What was your first big race that you won? 04 ROAR 2wd Stock National Championship 4- What age did you start racing? 14 5- If you could do anything besides RC racing what would it be? When I was younger I always wanted to race motocross but my parents couldn’t afford it. I think I would really enjoy that or some type of auto racing like CORR trucks… Anything Offroad really 6- Your favorite candy bar? Snickers 7 – Who is your toughest competition and why? I would have to say Dustin Evans. We have raced together for over 10 years. Some of the best races i have won or lost were with him. We both have a different driving style but show one another a lot of respect on the track. It makes it fun because we know how to race well with one another. I think that has helped push us both to become better. 8 – What is your favorite class to race? 2wd Modified also 1/8 nitro buggy 9 – Your favorite race track? OC/RC Raceway, Thunder Alley, and SRS 10 – Your dream date would be with who? My girlfriend 11 – What did you have for lunch? Bean and cheese...