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My name is Jeff Pfeifer, I'm 35yrs old and currently reside in Yuma, AZ with my wife Andrea. R/C has always been a big part of my life. My father was into model airplanes since he was a teenager starting with free-flight and control-line. Once R/C became a reality he started flying that as well. Fast forward to 1980 I was born into the R/C hobby and somewhere around 5 yrs old I started learning how to fly R/C airplanes. Along with learning how to fly my father decided to get me into R/C cars to improve my flying. My first real R/C cars were an Associated RC10, and a Futaba FX10. With the R/C car I learned to work the throttle and steering at the same time and also was able to learn my left and right hand turns and orientations with out fear of crashing an airplane. Growing up in the Kansas City area, the winters would get cold and not much flying was to be done, so my father noticed I was getting pretty good driving the R/C cars in the back yard and out front of the house in the street. With a little research and talking to the local hobby shops my father was able to locate a race track in Shawnee, KS called Sante-Fe Hobby and Raceway where I started racing 1/10 off road 2wd stock buggy and dirt oval, and later started racing modified. From my childhood thru my high school years R/C car racing was always that thing my father and I did during the winter since we couldn't fly and flying was always a priority over car racing. In 1987 I won my first national champion ship as a junior flying planes, and throughout the 90's I would go on to win many other championships in the junior division. During the early 2000's I became one of the top competition aerobatic pilots in the country being invited to some of the most prestigious invitational level international aerobatic events in the world. Meanwhile, when I wasn't flying I was racing R/C cars. In the early 2000's I raced a lot of carpet on-road, and nitro on-road and sometime around 2003 I started racing 1/8 nitro buggy. Fun fact I always raced with a stick style R/C car radio until about 2005 when I decided to commit to converting to a wheel style radio for cars! In 2005 I met my wife, and in 2006 I decided to leave the competition aerobatic world and concentrate on helicopter flying and R/C car racing with helicopters being the priority and became a top level helicopter pilot as well. Since my college years I had always worked in corporate america within a cubicle jungle. In 2011 I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to work as UAV pilot for a Navy program as a civilian contractor. So in September 2011 I moved to Yuma, AZ to pursue my career as a UAV pilot, where today I am the Lead UAV Pilot Instructor and Curriculum Development manager for our Navy UAV program. When I moved out to Arizona I finally had the opportunity to race on the west coast with some of the best drivers in the world throughout SoCal and Arizona. In 2013 I was at the Dirt Nitro Challenge Racing the normal race program there and one of my friends from Yuma, Ronnie Rojas asked if I would like to race 1/5th scale that weekend as he had an extra car. So of course I said yes, and I decided to enter the 4wd Pro Truck class with it. The truck was a bone stock 5iveT with a pipe, and stock servos. I qualified 3rd in Pro, and in the main I was running 2nd when I had a drive shaft break, but still was able to take 3rd. This was the first time racing 1/5th scale and I had a blast! For the next few years I mainly raced 1/8th scale and when I was at the 2015 Nitro Challenge I was hanging out with some of the 1/5 scale guys from Yuma and decided it was time to get a 1/5 scale car  and start racing 1/5 scale seriously. So I made a few phone calls, got a car ordered and on it's way, but I also needed an engine. So I started talking to Dan Silagy from OBR and he sent me and pipe combo to put in my FiveT. That month I went to Rd 1 of the Team Chase series and entered the 4wd Pro Truck class, and placed 3rd and shared the podium with some of the best 1/5 scale drivers on the planet Matt Olson and Shaun Kirkman. After that race Dan Silagy and O'Neill Brothers Racing welcomed me to the OBR Core Team!!! I have a lot of plans for my 1/5 race program in the future and will be attending the Team Chase series, West Coast Nationals, and many other 1/5 scale races in the future!  I'd like to thank all my sponsors that are instrumental in making my goals become realities, because without them success wouldn't be possible. 

OBR Core Team/ Core Team Brands
Turtle Racing
MKS Servos
Graupner
Thunder Power RC
Castle Creations
Byron Fuels
Open Hobby
Dialed Hobbies
James Racing
Picco 
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My name is Eddy Turney. I love the competition of racing. All my life I've raced something.  When my son was born 28 years ago I was racing 3 Wheelers.  I raced all over and finished eighth in the world nationals but decided to quit racing professionally to be able to spend more time at home with my family.  A friend introduced me to RC car racing. I started this mostly for the love of the competition plus it was a little safer of the sport now that I had a family.  I raced on and off for about 25 years. Some friends took me to Exeter Hobbies where I'm at Mark and his staff.  He had 1/5 Scales on display. Right then I knew I had to have one, so I bought my own Christmas present that year about three years ago.  I started searching for 1/5 scale tracks online and found one at Glen Helen  and took my car there to run it. First time out I met Chris, Hollywood and Anthony. Great people. They helped me with a few things and got me going in the right direction.  I've been raised my first Ashley Cup and did well. Met a lot of great people who were all very helpful.  They told me about the Chase compound and races. I ran the series there and did great. Again Met some really great people. At the end of the series they had an awards event at which team Chase, Chris and Anthony had arranged for Losi and Horizon to pick me up as a driver for their team and sponsor me.  Shortly after that pro line tires also chose to sponsor me.  I'm so blessed and thankful for the opportunity to represent my sponsors and help others however I can. Today Dan from OBR approached me and asked me to join the OPR CORR team with him and his teammates.  I was very excited the team had asked me to join them. A great group of guys and gals. It would be an honor to race with them and the Christy boys seeing three generations racing together shows that this is a great family sport. I'm so appreciative to get this opportunity. Thank you for everything. Eddy Turney

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Hi, Im Braydon Kinnear, or as Im know out on the track, Boof. I am 15 years old.

I have been racing remote control trucks for a year and a half now.

I got my first ever remote control truck for my 13th Birthday. A yellow 5T Baja 2wd 1/5th scale truck.

After spending 10 months on my remote control truck, getting it race ready,  I decided to join a remote control car racing club, WALSOA (Western Australia Large Scale off Road Association).

WALSOA, race at a race track at Olbury farm in Mundijong, South of Perth WA. The WALSOA track has a variety of all conditions from clay, sandy, compact and loose. I enjoy racing on this track as it’s a fast free flowing track.

2014 my fist year racing with WALSOA was a great year, I thoroughly enjoyed it, I had lots of ups and downs as well as highs and lows but I finished 2nd overall in the 2wd class and was extremely proud of myself as it was my first ever year driving/competing.

2015, a very exciting year. Not only do I race at the WALSOA track but I decided to race with WABA (Western Australia Buggy Association) this year too. WABA are another remote control car racing club, they have a track up in the Swan Valley, in Bullsbrook North of Perth WA. The WABA track is tight and technical.

As well as racing 2 different tracks this year, I decided to race in both classes of trucks, both 2wd and 4wd. I have been racing my original yellow 5T Baja 2wd 1/5th scale truck, and a new truck I got, a black and white Losi 5T 4wd 1/5th scale truck. I really enjoy racing in both classes.

But, I have to say the highlight of 2015 so far would most definitely have to be meeting  Sean Thomas, from USA, who has been my coach/trainer/mentor for the last 10 months. As well as racing at Power Jam 2015, and meeting a great bunch of fellow racers who have the same enthusiasm and passion for the sport of racing as I do.

Happy Racing, Boof.

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Im from the midwest  .I've been racing 5th  scale scale for 5 years... The losi 5ive t and hpi 5b..mostly  off road some  oval.

.I got my first Obr engine, a 30.5 reed case in 2013. I've been on the podium  ever since!




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My name is Brad Hill. I am from the small town of Soso, MS. Racing cars has been a part of my life for 28 years. By the age of 9, I was completely obsessed with RC racing. As I got older, I got involved with full scale dirt oval cars, but deep down RC has always been my passion. I have raced 1/12, 1/10 and 1/8 scale cars and I prefer dirt oval by a mile. After driving a friend’s 1/5 scale, I was hooked! Now, 4 years later, I am still a 1/5 scale man. Recently, many tracks have opened and allowed the sport to expand in my area. After seeing how rough racing was on lexan bodies I decided to incorporate my knowledge of full scale late models and build my own body out of high impact plastic. Once the other racers saw how durable it was, these bodies became a must have and Bodies by Hill was born. Last year, Dan @ OBR reached out to me and asked me to join the OBR team and I will tell you, it has been an awesome ride. I have been testing engines all off season to try and pin down the best of the best. I am looking forward to traveling to some big oval events in 2015. See you at the track!

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-Avid Goped and Goquad enthusiast
-Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Ca and currently resides there with his wife and 2 kids (3 yo girl and 9 mo boy)
-His first race was in 2007 in the airtire chain-drive unlimited 65cc Goped class at Rialto Airport Speedway on his custom gsr60 cylinder reeded Goped "the Tangerine Dream." He placed 2nd.
-He has raced on several different tracks since then but most of his racing was done at Grangè Motor Circuit in Apple Calley.
-His favorite track is Adams Shifterkart track in Riverside "because it has that one banked turn!"
-In 2009 he started"The Pedshed" local Goped race and repair shop and has been in successful operation since. Working along side OBR with the soul objective to encourage and support the Goped scene by having a primary hub for anything Goped related.
-He competes in all 3 classes for Gopeds and Goquads. In the airtire Goped class he is currently racing a custom casereeded 62cc on a blue GSR. In the hardtire Goped class he is on an OBR casereeded 30.5cc running alcohol on a blue GSR Sport. And in the Goquad class he is on a cylinder reeded Chung Yang 46cc. Always placing on the podium in every class.
-In his spare time when he's not spending time with his family he enjoys pushing the limit on the streets or attempting to do new things no one has ever done before on a Goped or Goquad
Sponsors: Moto Loco in Santa Barbara, Jetpro pipes, and am so pumped to now be one of the official OBR team core riders!

Dan Cicileo (facebook)
Dangodad (Instagram)
Dango Dad (YouTube)
Dango_Dan (ADA Billetboard)
Also know as Goped Dan or GPD

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My interest in RC Racing began quite a few years ago when I purchased a pair of 10th scale stadium trucks for me and my son. Fourteen years later, twelve different RC cars and trucks and that interest has evolved into an RC addiction that has led to making some great friendships. Two years ago, Kyle Kristy invited me to join the K.C.R.P. Team and my 5th scale addiction became even greater and along with that I was introduced to the the outstanding craftsmanship of Oneill Brothers' Racing Engines and the excellent products that Turtle Racing produces.  

 

I've been racing my Losi Five-T for for the last three years and I've been having a blast. I'm looking forward to the 2015 Racing Season and unveiling my new Losi 5ive-T 2WD Conversion. I'm also a very proud retired Navy veteran of 26 years and my wife is on her 22nd year of active duty in the Navy and is my biggest supporter. I also have one son in the Air Force and another son in the Navy. On most race days, when I'm not on the driver's stand driving, I'm on the driver's stand capturing the racing action on my video camera or from the air with my hexacopter. My videos have been viewed over 182,000 times on YouTube - Channel: FangsCPO. See you at the track!!

 

2014 Toys for Tots 4WD Truck - HRCP - 1st Place

2014 C.O.R.R.S. 4WD Truck Open Sportsman (Round 3) - 3rd Place 

2014 Ashley Cup 2 4WD Truck Sportsman - HRCP - 3rd Place

2014 Hitec Trophy Chase 4WD Truck Sportsman - HRCP- 2nd Place

2013 TLR Off Road Grand Prix Series 4WD Truck Sportsman - CVRC - 3rd Place

2013 Toys for Tots 4WD Truck - CVRC - 3rd Place

2012 Hitec Winter Series 4WD Truck Sportsman - CVRC - 3rd Place

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My name is Bob Gottschalk and I'm from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  I've been racing R/C since 1987.  My first real racer was the original gold pan RC10.  Since then, I've raced many different forms of r/c whether it be off road, on road, carpet or dirt and I've thrown boats and planes in the mix too.  Fifth scale has been a part of my racing since 2007.

                R/C was one of the influences that helped me decide to go to school for Machining and mechanical design after high school.  Fast forward about 23 years, I've worked as a Machinist and an Engineer at a variety of shops and I'm still playing with r/c stuff!  In 2008, I decided to start my own business, Axis Engineering.  With the freedom of owning my own business and the love of R/C, I decided to start designing and producing r/c products.

                While I still enjoy all things R/C, I truly appreciate racing 1/5th scale the most.  The sights and sounds of being at an event and meeting all the great people can't be beat.  I'm currently running Losi 5ive in the 4WD truck class as well as an HPI baja in the EDM oval class.  There just might be a Sprint car in my near future as well.   I am looking forward to the upcoming events and am honored to be working with the OBR/TR core team.   See you at the track!

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 I am a SoCal local.  I have been into 1/5 scale radio control cars for 6 years. The past 4 years I have been running top speed challenges for O’Neill Brothers Racing And Turtle Racing Products.  One year ago I was invited by OBR  to a local 1/5 scale off road test and tune session. I was set up… and hooked at the same time. I have just completed my first season running an HPI Baja 1/5 scale 2wd truck. I have two favorite moments in the rc hobby. One of them is being the 1st American to crack the 100MPH wall with an HPI Baja. My second favorite moment came at the Team Chase 2014 Race 1.  Winning my 1st off road 1/5 scale race I entered. It was in front of friends, teammates and sponsors…it was an amazing moment for me. I am looking forward to racing a 4wd Losi in 2015. If you see me in the pits or at the track, all you have to do is ask if you have a question.  It would not be the same without the support of my sponsors and teammates.

 

International Title

2012-Present - Worlds Fastest Twin Cylinder 1/5 scale rc car

National Titles

2011 RCISC - Radio Control International Speed Challenge  1st place large scale

2014 ROSSA - Radio Operated Scale Speed Association  1st place large scale

2014 HPI Baja West Coast Nationals 2nd place 2wd sportsman truck.

Regional Title

2014 Team Chase Series 2wd sportsman truck 2nd place.

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My name’s Andrea Brisi, coming from a small town of the north of Italy close to the Lake Garda (Trentino region) I’m a 1/5 rc off road pilot and 1/8 nitro buggy pilot. About 1/5 buggy scale i run a Hpi Baja fitting several useful and high quality Turtle Racing aftermarket parts as well as the TR complete clutch system, top and rear plates, pinions , shocks mounts, reinforced cups. About the motor, i have always prefered using an Oneill'Brothers Racing Shread track motor 26cc which i find it very smooth and reliable for running on the tracks

Unfortunately in the last couple of years in my country the large scale buggy racing scene got down, so no more races and events out here, i sometime go abroad to attend some races, but unfortunately not so often because it is too costy. During my racing seasons I’ve got several good race results as well as the 2nd place at the hpi baja challenge. Me and Italian team took part also to the baja challenge european final race in Spain (Barcelona area). In was attending with great results also the 1/5 off road Italian championship (Total 6 races on different off road race tracks placed in different region of the country). I have won the most of the races, and i ended the season with 1632 points which also gave him the overall title of 1/5 Off Road Italian Champion. Thanks to Sean, Dan and David i could go also to California to attend the 2011 and 2012 West Coast large scale buggy Nationals, in the 2012 i was also on the podium, gotted the 3th place. These were some of the coolest events i attended ever.

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Before working at OBR I never even own a Rc car or knew how awesome they where. I have always been a mechanic and mechanist by traded and had hopes to work for Ford racing.  Well that changed. In 2006 I was employed by Sean Oneill ( owner of OBR ) to be his right hand man. To help grow the company and make a name for us in the rc world. At first I was a green horn. I couldn't even drive a rc car and was banned from driving the shop cars due to my lack of experience with them. For a while I stayed in the shop modding engines and and coming up with new machining techniques for our porting. When the 1/5 scale racing started up in 2007 I was the pit man. Working on racers cars to keep them on the track , working on the shop cars for big race days, getting gear and supplies ready for big trips and of course watching everyone else having all the fun.. After about 3 years of that I decided to get own car. An hpi 5b ss. i built it out of a 1/2 of a kit and bought the rest of the parts with my own money. At first the other drivers didn't take me serious but over time they saw of determined i was to be at there level and started taking me under there wing. Guys like Rodney Ketchem and Dave Groon, Moto and Dave bowman help me get to where i am now. With there guidance and patience i am now one of the top 2wd buggy drivers in the nation and now taking on my new 4wd ( losi DBXL ) for a new challenges. My job here at OBR puts me in a good spot for a number of different reasons. i develop new and more powerful engines for the 1/5 scale world, help with designing parts to improve the many different types cars, and now manage a race team! The best thing to me are the people. i get to meet so many awesome people and have made life long friendship with most of them.  i don't have any rivals... Yet but i am hoping for one!! IM not just a off road track guy. i have raced oval, drags and my favorite sand dunes racing. i got some skills. on my off time i love fishing, playing my bass guitar  and hang out with my buds but racing is in my blood. My record in down below thanks

 
Off- Road Track
2012- 3rd place -2wd buggy
2012- 3rd place phatdad cross -2wd buggy
2013- 2nd place (over all)  AKA spring points series race - 2wd buggy
2013- 1st place Ashley cup -2wd buggy
2013- 2nd place Race for the cure -2wd buggy
2014- 1st place Ashley cup -2wd buggy
2014- 1st place Team chase "Corrs" points series race- 2wd buggy
 
Sand
2013- dunetober fest- fastest in the Sand! title
2013- dunetoberdest- 30.5cc over class title
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Hello,
     I'm Jayson, 27 years old, from Garden Grove, CA. I work at O'Neill brothers Racing and have been here for 2 years now. And have been racing for about a year.

     Sean and I met about 8 years ago when OBR was out of the garage. Dan and I met a couple years ago here at the, shop. With having an interest in engines my self, I asked about a job, and it happened! Being an engine guy my self, it's hard to find other heads on the same plane. So working with these guys, is pretty easy.

     Since I've been at OBR, it's been a fun experience. Getting to know more about our engines, a new racing scene, and even learn about car/truck setups. But having access to a full work shop allows anything to be done.

     After being here a few months I started to notice the 1/5th scale scene is big, It's everywhere. So I eventually got a 2wd buggy. Once It arrived, Dan took the buggy home and gave it a full rebuild and set up. Thanks, Dan! Since then, it's been through some changes and quite a few, races. Along the way, I've met some new friends who have given me the guidance and support to help succeed on and off the track. Some of them are now teammates on the OBR/TR core team, and couldn't ask for better ones!
Track Record:

-West Coast Ntls.
•2wd Sportsman buggy. 2nd Place

-2014 Team Chase. Corrs Series. 2wd Open Buggy.
•Round 1: 3rd place
•Round 2: 3rd Place
•Round 4: 2nd place
•Round 5: 1st place

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I got introduced to 5th scale racing about 4 years ago, and my first race was the Toys for Tots race at Heritage RC Park in Chula Vista, Ca. I ran a stock HPI baja 5 SC and immediately found the 5th scale community to be very helpful, especially the Limited Access/KCRP race team. I was hooked- I went out and bought a Losi 5ive T and started racing both 2 and 4WD. My first big race was 2012 West Coast Nationals at Glen Hellen raceway. I TQ in 4WD sportsman and had top 5 finishes in both 2 and 4WD classes. My other accomplishments include: 2nd overall in 4WD sportsman in the 2012 HiTec Winter Point Series at Heritage RC Park, 1st place 2WD sportsman 2013 Ashley Cup at Irvine Lake Ca, podium finishes at the AKA Spring Point Series at Heritage RC park 2013 and podiums in the HiTec Trophy Chase 2014. I finished up strong at the 2014 West Coast Nationals and I hope to carry that momentum into the final Chase Race of the season. I'll be stepping up to the expert class next season and I'm proud to be a new member of the OBR/TR Core Team. My goal is to make my mark in 5th scale racing just as my teammates have done. I've gained lots of knowledge from 5th scale racers who always seem willing to help and I am committed to show the same hospitality, so if you need assistance with your race car at the track don't hesitate to stop on by.

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I have been in competitive racing for 10+ years now. I started out in 5th scales 6 years ago, when my sister help me buy a HPI Baja SS Kit. Built it all up with hand tools (ouch!!!!) and went racing. I was hooked into the 5th scale scene after that. Did some racing and just had fun. I took a short break as I started focusing on my 8th scale nitro and electric programs. Then got hired at HPI in their customer service department. Everybody quickly learned that I was a fan of the Baja’s and made me the lead on 5th scale testing and development. I also got to travel and go to the 5th scale East Coast Nationals. Placed 4th in that race, due to engine tuning problems, but still good results. After that race I was determined to continue to get better at 5th scale racing when possible. After a few short months and some sound advise from one of the HPI engineers I was able to dominate the 5th scale scene, winning race after race. This is when OBR/TR picked me up to represent their awesome brand of products. I have since walked away with 2 back to back West Coast National titles in 2wd Short Course. I am now focused on again getting the gold in 4wd. I could have not done it without the support of OBR/TR, especially Dan and Sean for all the awesome support. They are always there when I need them and will drop everything to make you fast. My future plans is to get more nats titles, especially on the east coast.
Drive Hard, Race Harder, Win Everything!!!

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I've been racing 5th Scales for about 4 years with my Dad. This year my 8 year old son started racing 5th Scale. It is awesome to have 3 generations racing together. We race the HPI 5t and looking forward to moving into the 4wd world. I am lucky to drive for one of the best truck owners around. My next planned races are the last Team Chase race, Dirt Nitro Challenge and the East Coast Nationals. While doing all this I also race other scales, mostly 10th scale on road/oval. My racing highlights for 2WD Expert Truck are placing 3rd in the Ashley Cup in 2013, 2nd in the Ashley Cup in 2014, 2nd in the Dirt Nitro Challenge 2014, 1st in the Hitec Trophy Chase, 1st in the AKA Spring Point Series Race in 2013 and National Champion at the HPI Baja Nationals in 2012. I am looking forward to race with the best of the best for one of the best teams, Team OBR/TR! I am proud to be a part of the racing community. We are surrounded by amazing people. I am always happy to help anyone in need! See ya at the track!

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 I have 27 years of racing experience both in onroad and offroad. Rc racing is not only my hobby but a passion. I live in Northern, Illinois and attend all the 1/5 races in that region as well as Canada.  2014 I decided to run 1/5 scale 4x4 truck and I have just loved it. I run the OBR 30.5 Reed Valve engine which fuels my passion even more. The power is just awsome. Ive tried other engines and nothing compares. If your at a race and need any assistance be sure to stop.

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I had my first race in 2012 at the West Coast Large Scale Nat’s, one of the first races Larry Cross had at his new track after he had moved from Milestone. I had been around the large scale seen for a while before that, my first fifth scale was a Duratrx Firehammer, and as the HPI Baja became to be more and more popular, me, my brother, and my father acquired a few..7 to be exact. We were mainly into the bash and Glamis running styles, but as time went on and I met a few of the great people and manufactures of aftermarket parts, we decided to go into the race seen. I’ve place 2nd and 3rd with my Baja 5SC in multiple local track races, as time goes on I’ve tuned my car in but I’m still trying to find that “sweet spot” for the perfect race set up. My pops and I have talked about moving the 4x4 side of the sport but for now we are sticking to are bajas. When I’m not racing I’m going to school to be a computer and server technical administrator, going motor cycle riding, Shooting high powered guns, and helping my pops work on off-road drills, crushers, pretty much anything that has to do with moving dirt or cutting through rock. After a long day of doing whatever we usually grab a bite to eat anywhere that serves awesome food!


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I come from a humble background when it comes to the 1/5th scale scene. I started in 2009 when my buddy Burt took me out to Dunetoberfest. While there, I ran into the O’Neill Brothers Racing family along with Turtle Racing Dave and Phatdad Racing Tom. Being a Harley Rider, me and father O’Neill hit it off and from then on, I’ve not only forged a professional relationship but also a personal relationship with the entire OBR family! Just bashing and helping others keep their rigs going was all I was focused on. I simply enjoyed the comradery the 1/5th scale scene had. Made the trip out to Phatdad’s place for some fun bashing on the Phat Track. Made it out to my first West Coast Nationals race in 2011 where I took 3rd in 2wd Buggy Sportsman and 2nd in 2wd Truck Sportsman. After that, I was hooked on racing. Picked up a few sponsors along the way and have been dominating every chance I have on the tracks. Living in Tehachapi, CA I’ve traveled down to San Diego, Ca and all the way up to Sacramento and San Francisco for demonstrations and racing. My most memorable accomplishments are the POW/MIA/KIA build as well as the military appreciation give-a-way build. Both supported by ORB, Turtle Racing and Phatdad Racing among others. Most recent accomplishments are winning back to back expert 2wd Buggy West Coast National titles – 2013 and 2014. Foremost I enjoy giving O’Neill Brothers Racing, and my other sponsors, a good name by helping newer drivers while out at the tracks and on various forums. I thrive for sportsmanship and challenges both on and off the track. While off the track, I’m honored to be serving as an Active Duty Air Force member and enjoy my family as well as riding my Harley Davidson. I can’t end without thanking my wife Theresa and my 3 daughters that have supported me along the way!


National Titles:

2011 – West Coast Nationals: 3rd in 2wd Sportsman Buggy
2011 – West Coast Nationals: 2nd in 2wd Sportsman Truck
2012 – West Coast Nationals: 2nd in 2wd Expert Buggy
2013 – West Coast Nationals: 1st in 2wd Expert Buggy
2014 – West Coast Nationals: 1st in 2wd Expert Buggy

Regional Accomplishments:

2012 – 101 Raceway, San Francisco: 3rd in 4wd Sportsman Truck
2013 – Ashley Cup Race: 3rd in 2wd Expert Buggy
2013 – CVRC Spring Point Series: 3rd in 2wd Expert Buggy

Notable Accomplishments:
2012 - Norcal vs Socal California cup race at 101 Raceway: Our Socal Team won the California cup
2012 – Driving the POW/MIA/KIA build during Sacramento’s Monsterjam Halftime Show










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Posted in OBR/TR Core Team Drivers By Sean O'Neill

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I had my first 5th scale race in 2011 with an HPI baja 5SC at Shreadheads Bajacross. I met a lot of cool people and had a blast racing.Killed 4 spur gears in that race. I realized what great people are in 5th scale and loved the racing. That's where it all started for me.Now I race a Losi 2wd Truck,  Losi 4wd Truck and Losi 4wd buggy. My favorite track is Nitrochallenge 2012, and My favorite event is Ashley cup. Racing career highlights are:  Just this year I completed my goal of getting a National  Pro podium spot in in all three classes. 1st place Pro buggy in 2013, 2nd place Pro 2wd, 2013, and 3rd place Pro 4wd truck 2014. Other highlights include, 1st place Pro 2wd at Ashley Cup 2014.1st place and TQ pro 2wd truck and 2nd place pro 4wd buggy NitroChallenge 2014.  Team Chase Series 2013 2nd place pro 2wd truck. Team Chase Series 2013 3rd place pro 4wd open wheel.  In 2012 I won 1st place Pro 4wd truck in the Norcal vs Socal California cup race and Our Socal Team won the California cup. Also 2012, 1st place NitroChallenge open 4wd truck. It was my first race with the Losi 5ive-T.  My Goals are to keep racing, having fun with my fellow racers and team mates, supporting 5th scale by helping out newer guys, and to always go for the podium! My biggest rival would be Chris Higa. We always battle cleanly and I have much respect for him. Personal interests outside RC are Scuba Diving, Paddle boarding and Buffalo wild wings with my Bro.

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Posted in OBR/TR Core Team Drivers By Sean O'Neill