Team Associated and Reedy continue to strengthen their team by signing 2014 IFMAR 1:8 World Championship podium finisher Carson Wernimont to a multi-year deal. Carson brings with him not just driving talent, but the experience in both 1:10 and 1:8 off-road to develop products.
Having represented Reedy since his first major win in 2012 at the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions in the 2WD Open class, Wernimont has had experience working with the staff at Team Associated and is excited about “finding a home” within the industry. Carson will continue to use the full line of Reedy products, including speed controls, batteries, motors, and other accessories.
When asked about signing Wernimont, Team Manager Brent Thielke said, “Having shown that he can already compete with the best in the world, all of us are excited about Carson joining the team. His calm, but fierce focus on and off the track translates into quality finishes and useful input that helps to develop our products. He will be a great addition to our team.”
Wernimont agreed, saying, “I’m super excited to be a part of Team Associated and Reedy. They’ve always had a great racing program and I’m looking forward to working with them in 2015 and beyond. I would like to thank Brent Thielke and Cliff Lett for the awesome opportunity and am looking forward to a successful year!“
Look for Carson to split his time between both gas and electric off-road. As the year goes on, Carson will mostly focus on regional, national and international gas events campaigning for the new Team Associated 1:8 line of vehicles.