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RC4WD Global Team

The Team is built of RC Enthusiasts that have a passion for the hobby and sport. We are a Team of Drivers, Builders and Competitors in Competition Crawling, Scale Competitions, Scale Building, Monster Truck Racing, RC Pulling and much more.

To find out more about the team, and to share in the passion visit our forum.



Global Team Manager

Name:John Thornton
Forum Username: Rckcrwlr
Age: 46
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Western PA
Country: USA
Local club: Western PA Crawlers
Family: Married with two teenage girls
Classes competing in: Currently 2.2 Comp,Pulling, Monster Truck Racing and Scale
Favorite class: I'm enjoying all of them
Other sponsors:  NetworkHobbies.com
Best finish (es): 1st & 2nd Places in 2007 Point Series

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U.S.A. Team Members

Name: Ricky Avery
Forum Username: ROCKEDUP RICKY
Age: 53
Years competing: 6
Hometown: Siloam Springs, AR
Country: USA
Local club: NWARC
Family: Married with 7 kids and 13 grandchildren
Classes competing in: 1.9 Comp, 2.2 Comp, Super
Favorite class: 2.2 Comp
Other sponsors: JP Custom RC
Best finish (es):
2008 Crawlapalooza - 5th
2009 Texas State Champion - Super
2008, 2009, 2010 USRCCA National Qualifier

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Name:Erin Fick
Forum Username: theinfidel
Age: 39
Years competing: 6
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Country: USA
Local club: SARCCA
Family: Married with 1 child
Classes competing in: 2.2 Comp, Super, G6 1.9
Favorite class: Toss up
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
2011 AZ Summer Shootout - 12th in 2.2
2011 AZ Summer Shootout Whiskey Row G6 - 1st

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Name:Mica Renquist
Forum Username: Mr Glassman
Age: 39
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Brighton, CO
Country: USA
Local club: CORCC
Family: Married
Classes competing in: 1.9 Comp, 2.2 Comp, Super, Scale
Favorite class: Supers!!!
Other sponsors: Team PRO..Crastination; Holmes Hobbies
Best finish (es):
2011 Colorado Series - 1st Overall
2011 Colorado Series - 2nd in 1.9, 3rd in Super
Monster Metal Mayhem - 1st in 2.2
Monster Metal Mayhem - Overall Champion
City Crawler Challenge - 2nd
Roca Rojas 3 - 8th in Supers
Monster Metal Mayhem II - 1st in Supers
2010 USRCCA Nationals - 13th in Supers

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Name: Kent Haae
Forum Username: HawnMT
Age: 42
Years competing: 6
Hometown: Mililani, HI
Country: USA
Local club: RCMT-HI
Family: Single
Classes competing in: Super Stock, Outlaw, Mini Monsters
Favorite class: Mini Monsters
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
2011
Stock Class Finals Winner
Stock Class Season Points - 2nd
Mod Class Season Points - 3rd
Outlaw Season Points - 3rd
2010 Stock Class Season Points Champion

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Name:Rick Praul
Forum Username: Sniper
Age: 40
Years competing: 8
Hometown: Arnold, MO
Country: USA
Local club: River City Rock Crawlers
Family: Married with 3 girls
Classes competing in: 1.9 Scale, 2.2 Comp
Favorite class: 1.9 Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
RSRC May Madness Series - 1st
Motorfest - 1st

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Name: James Caruso
Forum Username: TURBOFEST
Age: 36
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Country: USA
Local club: GSRCRC
Family: Wife, Nicole and Daughter, Lyla James
Classes competing in: 1.9, 2.2, Super & Scale
Favorite class: SUPERS 4 LIFE!!
Other sponsors:  TCScrawlers, T1E, Holmes Hobbies & White Lotus Tattoo
Best finish (es):
GSRCRC 2.2 & Super class champ 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008
2012 East Coast Championship € 23rd in 2.2 pro, 2nd in 2.2 €S€, 3rd in 1.9 & 8th in Super
2012 RCROCS Rausch Creek Comp 1 € 1st in 2.2 pro
2012 Nationals € 6th in 2.2 pro, 3rd in 2.2 €S€, 3rd in 1.9 & 9th in Super (2012 Overall National Champion)
2011 Motorama - 1st in Super & 1.9, 3rd in 2.2 (1st Overall)
2011 East Coast Championship - 9th in 2.2, 3rd in 1.9 & 7th in Super (2nd Overall)
2011 Nationals € 9th in 1.9, 7th in Super
2010 Motorama - 2nd in Super, 4th in 1.9 & 8th in 2.2
2010 East Coast Championship - 1st in Super
2010 Proline/Hot Bodies Nationals - 9th in 1.9, 7th in Super & 13th in 2.2 (3rd Overall)
2009 East Coast Championships - 2nd in Super & 6th in 2.2
2009 Proline World Championships - 2nd in Super
2008 Motorama - 1st place in Super

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Name:Mike Lohmann
Forum Username: 1BadJeepBruiser or 1BadAtomicToy
Age: 27
Years competing: 11
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Country: USA
Local club: N/A
Family: N/A
Classes competing in: 4WD Mod Monster Truck, 4WD Sport Mod Monster Truck, Box Stock Clod Pulling, 1.9 Scale, 2.2 Comp
Favorite class: 1.9 Scale
Other sponsors: Tweaked Racing
Best finish (es):
2007 NRCTPA Winter Super Pulls - 1st, 5th and 9th in 4WD Mod Monster Truck

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Name:Mike Eaton
Forum Username: Budhatrain
Age: 37
Years competing: 2
Hometown: Ashland, OH
Country: USA
Local club: Michigan Monsters of R/C
Family: Married with 3 children
Classes competing in: 4WD Pro Modified M/T; Traxxas Box Stock Monster Jam
Favorite class: 4WD Pro Modified M/T
Other sponsors: CowRC
Best finish (es):
Cleveland iHobby 2012 Clodapalooza - 2nd Place

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Name:Richard Lutz
Forum Username: pardonmyn00b
Age: 28
Years competing: 2
Hometown: Amherst, OH
Country: USA
Local club: NOSTR
Family: N/A
Classes competing in: Scale Class 1 and 2
Favorite class: Class 1
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
Scale Building:
Axial Wraith Build-off - 1st
Scale Throw Down IV - 3rd
Scale Throw Down V - People's Choice

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Name:Chris Smith
Forum Username: Chris67gmc
Age: 38
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Tiffin, OH
Country: USA
Local club: STPA; NRCTPA
Family: Married with 2 boys
Classes competing in: 10# 4x4, 12# 4x4, 10# Pro Mod, Super Stock Tractor,
Pro Stock Tractor, Semi, Light Super Stock and Nitro 4x4

Favorite class: Super Stock Tractor
Other sponsors: Castle Creations; Hitec
Best finish (es):
Many wins and several World Championships

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Name:Luis Muzquiz
Forum Username: LMoosekey
Age: 38
Years competing: 4
Hometown: Springville, UT
Country: USA
Local club: UTRCRC
Family: Married with 4 children
Classes competing in: Scale Class Spec, Trail and Mod
Favorite class: Scale Mod
Other sponsors: Team3six
Best finish (es):
2011 Montana Scale Nationals - Champion Overall
2011 Montana Scale Nationals - 2nd in Class 1
2011 Montana Scale Nationals - 1st in Class 2
2011 Montana Scale Nationals - 1st in Class 3
2009 UTRCRC State Championship - 1st in Mod

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Name:Scott Taylor
Forum Username: SATayo
Age: 37
Years competing: 10
Hometown: Homer City, PA
Country: USA
Local club: Independent
Family: Married
Classes competing in: Pro Modified and Modified 4WD Monster Truck; Sport Modified Monster Truck;
Shaft Drive Monster Truck, Independent Monster Truck, 2WD Stock and Modified Short Course;
4WD Stock and Modified Short Course; 2WD Buggy, 1/8 Scale Modified Buggy

Favorite class: Shaft Drive Monster Truck
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es): None

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Name: Dan Garber
Forum Username: difuser
Age: 41
Years competing: 15
Hometown: Auburn, WA
Country: USA
Local club: WARCRC
Family: Married with 2 Daughters
Classes competing in: Scale Class 1, 2 and 3
Favorite class: Scale Class 2
Other sponsors:  Locked-Up RC; Holmes Hobbies; MadDog RC
Best finish (es):
2012 Class 1 - 2nd Place
2011 Class 2 - 4th Place
2002 Tamiya Nationals Mini Champion
2002 Tamiya Worlds - 4th Place

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International Team Members

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Africa

Name: Rudolf Engelmann
Forum Username: Reden
Age: 45
Years competing: 2
Hometown: Pretoria
Country: South Africa
Local club: None
Family: Married with Son
Classes competing in: 2.2 Comp, 2.2
Favorite class: 2.2 Comp
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es): 1st 2.2 Comp at RDW

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Australia

Name: Steve Arnold
Forum Username: Badmuthatrucker, B.M.T.
Age: 38
Years competing: 6
Hometown: Sydney
Country: Australia
Local club: Crawl Australia/New Zealand (cANZ)
Family: Married
Classes competing in: Scale Class 1, Class 2
Favorite class: Anything Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
2009 NRCCS Scale Series - 1st
2008 NRCCS Scale Series - 1st

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Austria

Name: Danny Slinger
Forum Username: Danny14
Age: 22
Years competing: 4
Hometown: Salzburg
Country: Austria
Local club: PSV Salzburg
Family:
Classes competing in: Trucktrial S2/S3/S4, 2.2 Pro
Favorite class: Trucktrial S4
Other sponsors: S.D.I. International
Best finish (es):
RC TruckTrial Championship 2011: S4 (3rd)
Austrian TruckTrial Championship 2011: S2 (3rd); S4 (2nd)
RC TruckTrial Championship 2012: S2 (1st); S3 (2nd)

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Canada

Name: Matthew Kett
Forum Username: imthatguy
Age: 35
Years competing: 4
Hometown: Toronto
Country: Canada
Local club: none
Family: Married
Classes competing in: Scale Class 1 and 2
Favorite class: Scale Class 1
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
Scale Throwdown V: 1st Place
Scale Throwdown IV: 2nd Place
Scale Throwdown III: 3rd Place
SBG Wraith Buildoff: 3rd Place

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Finland

Name:Tomi Ylkanen
Forum Username: Tomy
Age: 38
Years competing: 5
Hometown: Jyvaskyla
Country: Finland
Local club: RCCJKL
Family: Married with 3 Kids
Classes competing in: 1.9 Scale, 2.2 Comp
Favorite class: 2.2 Comp
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
2009 Finnish National Rock Crawling Series - 1st in 2.2 Comp
The RC4WD Nordics 2010 and 2011 (Nordic Championship) - 6th in 2.2 Comp

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Germany

Name:Florian Loew
Forum Username: Rockatanski (Land Cruiser @ rockcrawler.de)
Age: 36
Years competing: 2
Hometown: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany - Baden-Wuerttemberg
Local club: None
Family: Married with 2 Boys, 1 Daughter
Classes competing in: 2.2 Comp and Scale
Favorite class: Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
German Nats 2012 - 5th Place
2011 CTC Trophy - 1st Place

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The Netherlands

Name:Douwe Zeinstra
Forum Username: Douwe
Age: 35
Years competing: 3
Hometown: Bolsward, Friesland
Country: The Netherlands
Local club: MVW Purmerend
Family: Married with 2 children
Classes competing in: Sport and Comp Crawler
Favorite class: Sport Class Crawler
Other sponsors: Team NCD (Nordic Crawler Design)
Best finish (es):
Sportsman Class - 1st
Comp Class - 2nd

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Norway

Name:Paal Aanerud
Forum Username: WildTrial
Age: 54
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Oslo
Country: Norway
Local club: NORCC (NorwegianRcCrawlers)
Family: Married with 2 children
Classes competing in: Scale (All Classes), 2.2 Comp
Favorite class: 1.9 TrueScale
Other sponsors: 4x4rc
Best finish (es):
Many Top 3 Finishes in past years

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Russia

Name:Ilia Kachanovskiy
Forum Username: Losist (ilia on Scale4x4)
Age: 29
Years competing: 7
Hometown: Moscow (The Russian Federation)
Country: Russia
Local club: T&Team club
Family: N/A
Classes competing in: 1.5 Scale, 1.9 Scale, Super Stock
Favorite class: 1.9 Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es): Best Project of 2011 according to Uniel Offroad 2011

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Singapore

Name:Ed Peralta
Forum Username: Siggy
Age: 47
Years competing: 4
Hometown: Manila Philippines
Country: Singapore
Local club: ManilaScale4x4RC; SG Crawlers
Family: N/A
Classes competing in: Scale
Favorite class: Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
Tokyo 1/10 TC - 4th Place

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Spain

Name:Udo Nissen
Forum Username: Udito
Age: 45
Years competing: 4
Hometown: Vitoria-Gasteiz
Country: Spain
Local club: Team Tracker
Family: Married with Son
Classes competing in: 1.9 Scale; 2.2 Scale
Favorite class: 1.9 Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
German Rockcrawler.de 2009 Rat Build - 2nd

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United Kingdom

Name:Neil McCallum
Forum Username: Dready
Age: 37
Years competing: 2
Hometown: London
Country: United Kingdom
Local club: London Scale Trail Runners
Family: Married with 2 Boys
Classes competing in: 1.9 Scale
Favorite class: 1.9 Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
2011 LSTR Season - 2nd Place Runner-Up

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Name:Bill Edmondson
Forum Username: Northernerbill
Age: 41
Years competing: 2
Hometown: Brighton
Country: United Kingdom
Local club: scalerc.co.uk
Family: Married with 2 Boys
Classes competing in: Class 1 Scale and Wraith
Favorite class: Class 1 Scale
Other sponsors: None
Best finish (es):
UK RRCI Scale Nationals (May) 8th
UK RRCI Scale Nationals (Oct) 7th

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