Keven Hébert Interview - April 2008 Articles

Keven Hébert Interview – April 2008

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Keven Hébert Interview – April 2008 How did you start in RC racing?
Keven Hébert: One of my neighbour had a tamiya stadium blitzer and my brother bought it so my dad decided to get me a rc car. What was your first RC car?
Keven Hébert: Tamiya Madcap What is your preferred race class and why?
Keven Hébert: Electric Touring, because I like the way they drive, and they have so many adjustment you can play with. How many hours do you practice/race per week?
Keven Hébert: Since I don’t have a local track I can run touring on, it is hard to practice regularly, but sometimes I won’t practice for 2 weeks but when I get to a track, I run for 4-5 days straight. What will be the future of RC in the next 5 years?
Keven Hébert: It is hard to say, lately nitro has been pretty big but I could see electric coming back stronger with Lipo batteries and Brushless motor. At your race level, do you still see RC as a hobby or more like an industry?
Keven Hébert: As a hobby. I think that is part of the reason why I have so much fun doing it. I enjoy every second I spend at the track testing or racing. In the future, do you believe companies outside the RC industry will sponsor pro drivers?
Keven Hébert: I would think so. I have seen poker player sponsored by energy drink, I would not see why rc racer could not get sponsor outside of rc company as long as it is fine with the other sponsors. What has RC racing taught you over the years?
Keven Hébert: First of, my English as improved with French being my first language. I learned the basic of English at school but learned most of it at races. I also learned a lot about myself as far as what I could do. Who has most influenced you in your career and why?
Keven Hébert: My Dad. He has always helped me a lot and he believed in me. Any words for those who want to start racing?
Keven Hébert: Go for it. You can learn a lot out of it and always remember to have fun, that’s what the hobby is about. Also, ask as many question as you can. Don’t be afraid to ask. In your race career, what is the achievement you are the most proud of?
Keven Hébert: Finishing 3rd A main in Modified Touring at the Snowbirds National. You must contact pro RC racers for a dream team, who do you call first?
Keven Hébert: I will stay in the onroad part of it. It would be Paul Lemieux and Marc Reinhard. Is there something you would like to change in RC?
Keven Hébert: Give the hobby more exposure. There is a lot of people out there who loves RC but just never heard about it. Before a race, how do you prepare yourself? Do you have any special superstition?
Keven Hébert: No superstition. I try to be as prepared as I can be when I get to the race. I try to stay calm and drive the best I can. After your race career, where do you see yourself, any specific projects?
Keven Hébert: It is a hard question being only 20. But I could see myself still involved in the industry in the future. How do you deal with the fact that many RC enthusiasts recognize you at race tracks?
Keven Hébert: I am honoured. I love to meet new people and have conversation with them. It is now time to “plug” your sponsors, who are they?
Keven Hébert: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Much-More, JR radio, Protoform, Parma, Fastcats, Bawdyshop, Dekelz. Is getting sponsored have been difficult for you?
Keven Hébert: No. Beside RC, what are your others interests?
Keven Hébert: I love skiing, watching movies and hanging out with my friends. What is next for you in the next years?
Keven Hébert: Finishing School and definitely a lot of racing.

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Sylvain Lafrance

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