Richard Saxton Interview – April 2008

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Richard Saxton Interview – April 2008 How did you start in RC racing?
Richard Saxton: A friend who brought one home. What was your first RC car?
Richard Saxton: Losi electric truck. What is your preferred race class and why?
Richard Saxton: 1/8th nitro buggy, it is the most competitive world wide. How many hours do you practice/race per week?
Richard Saxton: I Try to run twice a week. What will be the future of RC in the next 5 years?
Richard Saxton: Electric seems to be making a come back, electric with long mains and bump ups. At your race level, do you still see RC as a hobby or more like an industry?
Richard Saxton: Always as a hobby, it is just such a fun thing to do, my worst day at the track is still fun. In the future, do you believe companies outside the RC industry will sponsor pro drivers?
Richard Saxton: Maybe, it really is up to the company that is interested, I feel that we are at the right spot and low cost for a great sponsor. What has RC racing taught you over the years?
Richard Saxton: I would say my people skills off of the track, on the track I get a little crazy sometimes. Who has most influenced you in your career and why?
Richard Saxton: Mark Pavidis, he has always helped me out and he has been one of my best friends for a long time. Any words for those who want to start racing?
Richard Saxton: PRACTICE, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. In your race career, what is the achievement you are the most proud of?
Richard Saxton: Making A mains at the worlds, you do that and you know that you are one of the elite drivers. You must contact pro RC racers for a dream team, who do you call first?
Richard Saxton: I talk to Ryan Maifield, Kurt Wenger. Is there something you would like to change in RC?
Richard Saxton: ROAR, just use IFMAR as a guideline. Before a race, how do you prepare yourself? Do you have any special superstition?
Richard Saxton: I get really nervous so I stretch or try to get my heart rate up some how. After your race career, where do you see yourself, any specific projects?
Richard Saxton: Working at AE like i do now. How do you deal with the fact that many RC enthusiasts recognize you at race tracks?
Richard Saxton: I am honored, I love to talk to people. It is now time to “plug” your sponsors, who are they?
Richard Saxton: Team Associated, TQ fuel, Reedy, Factory team, Smith Optics, Lunsford, MIP, Robinson racing, Futaba, OS engines, LRP, Upgrade, M2C and Pro Line. Is getting sponsored have been difficult for you?
Richard Saxton: No. Beside RC, what are your others interests?
Richard Saxton: I love to watch supercross or go to a race, i have a girl friend that takes up sometime but my hobby is RC. What is next for you in the next years?
Richard Saxton: I will tell you in a few years, LOL.

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