Welcome back to our Spotlight Driver Series! This month we are featuring one of our long-term dedicated drivers, Jeff Avery!
Avery has been doing RC car racing since 2003 and was first introduced to the sport by his father. His father raced RC cars through the 90s, and recently Avery has gotten him back into it. Honestly, that's the beauty of this sport. This sport brings people together in a way that is heartwarming. No matter how old, how tall, how small, how young, it doesn't matter, anyone can do this. It brings families together and the RC community is so welcoming. So it is very cool how it came full circle for Avery and his father.
Avery's RC Arsenal
Here's the lineup! The Avery arsenal includes the following:
- Kyosho MP9e Tki4
- Losi SCTE 3.0
- Kyosho ZX6
What's cool about Avery's collection is his diversity in brands. Many people tend to be brand loyal, which prevents them from trying out a diverse collection of cars. These are just Avery's current active cars within his 10 car arsenal.
Why RC and Avery's Pro Tips
"People should get into it because it's a quick and easy way to be competitive and have fun with your friends. I'm just getting back into it since the brushed days, and after leaving motocross I needed less risk and to still be able to enjoy myself."
If Avery could go back in time and give himself advice in regards to RC racing it would be this:
"If I could go back I wouldn't just tell myself to stick with it, I would also tell my Dad to keep me in it."
Avery makes a good point with this piece of advice. If you are just getting into RC for the first time or again after being on a break it is important to stick with it. This type of consistency will make you a better driver in the long run, no matter your age or skillset.
We wanted to find out what Avery's practice schedule is like and this is what he said:
"I practice when I can, I'm active duty Marine Corps so my schedule doesn't always cooperate. Some friends and I started Powerline RC and built a track in the Fredericksburg area that allows me to go and practice when I can. Also some trips to Adrenaline RC when I have extra time."
Despite Avery's busy schedule his practice pays off, as he performs well at races! With this he mainly races here at Adrenaline RC and his own operated track called Powerline RC. If you haven't checked out Powerline RC you can find them here on facebook. They hold occasional races and it is always a blast! You'll find some of our Adrenaline Team up there on race days! The farthest he's ever traveled to race is about 2 hours away.
Jeff Avery's family is adorable and it is always a treat when they are all up at our track for race days!
"Seeing my Wife drive when she has the time is awesome, she is a lot better than she thinks. I enjoy seeing how much fun she has."
Rapid Fire Questions!
- Electric or Nitro? Electric
- Pro-Line or AKA or Other? JConcepts
- Kit or Pre-Built? Kit
- Dirt or Road? Dirt
- Track Racing or Rock Crawling? Track Racing
- Racing or Practicing? Both
- LiPo or NiMH? LiPo
- Big air or keeping it tight? Got to send it!
- 1:10 Scale or 1:8 Scale? Both!
- Buggy, Short Course or Truggy? Buggy