On this version of the JConcepts Friday5 we speak to California workforce driver, Brent Sianez!
1. How did you first hear about racing RC automobiles? And what lessons did you compete in?
Once I was possibly 4 to 5 years previous, my grandfather took me to observe races at SoCal RC Raceway in Backyard Grove; I used to be extremely fascinated, significantly with the stadium vans. A pair years later my father purchased me my first automobile, a Workforce Related B3.
Inside a pair years of racing, I went from failing to finish a novice class warmth with ghosted Bow-Ties to competing in each Inventory and Mod 2wd buggy and stadium truck lessons on the Huntington Seashore SoCal. Sports activities took over in center faculty and I took a prolonged hiatus from racing till transferring to the northeast to begin my profession.
2. What’s your greatest win up to now and why?
I’d say my greatest “win” was Modified 2wd buggy on the 2020 Schumacher US Grand Prix at RC Insanity in Enfield, CT. I had by no means raced on AstroTurf within the rain earlier than, however was in a position to make some well timed changes and stroll away with the win.
Nonetheless, my proudest RC end result was in Modified 4 wheel drive Buggy on the inaugural Florida Carpet Championships the place I noticed that on day I can compete with the massive boys. I wish to say that I scored a 4 and 5 in stacked triple A-mains, and completed 6 seconds behind Cav in one in all them.
3. What’s one tip you have got for brand new drivers moving into RC racing that you simply want to share?
My primary piece of recommendation is to maintain RC enjoyable. I see many youthful racers placing totally an excessive amount of stress on themselves with the need to change into sponsored, not having fun with themselves, and in the end burning out. It’s good to set targets and put within the work to attain them, however notice it doesn’t occur in a single day and you should have higher outcomes if you happen to be taught to like the method slightly than the end result.
4. With regards to new merchandise launched from JConcepts, what are you most excited to see and why? Is it a brand new physique, new tire, new accent, and so on.?
Jason is at all times popping out with nice new merchandise, so it’s onerous to slender it all the way down to a single class. I lean in the direction of the merchandise that offer you an edge on the observe, whether or not it’s tires, bodies, accessories, and so on.
5. You’re clearly extremely expert relating to RC automobiles, however what’s one talent or hidden expertise that people may be stunned to search out out about you?
That’s robust – between a extremely demanding skilled profession and aggressive racing, I don’t have numerous free time. I do get pleasure from energy coaching, have not too long ago taken up espresso as a pastime, and love taking part in with my pet, Franklin.