Team Drivers

Meet the TQHobby.com team!

Ben John - Team Manager



Home Town:

Meridian, Idaho

Birth Year:

1979 

Local Club/ Track:

Treasure Valley RC 

Favorite Win:

All of them :)

Current Sponsors:

X-Ray, RCAmerica, TQHobby.com 

Current Car(s):

 

First RC Car:

Radio Shack Turbo Beetle

What got you into RC:

Lived in Magna, Utah in 1989 when IRCR openeddidn't start race until 2006, though 

Favorite Class:

1/10 4wd Modified Buggy

Favorite Track:

Hank Perry Raceway  Spokane, Wa 

Favorite Race:


Bucket List Race:

Reedy Race of Champions

Day Job:

Hairstylist

Favorite Vacation:

 

Current Daily Driver:

Ford F150 ECOBoost

Other Hobbies:

Skiing/Snowboarding, shooting

Website:

 

Instagram:

 


Chris Sullivan - Team Driver



Home Town:

Meridian, ID

Birth Year:

1972

Local Club/ Track:

Treasure Valley RC

Favorite Win:

Sportsman eBuggy - Walla Walla, WA 2016

Current Sponsors:

TQHobby.com

Current Car(s):

Tekno SCT 410.3, Tekno EB48.3, Team Associated B6

First RC Car:

Losi XXT - 1996

What got you into RC:

Dirt bike buddies in 1996. We had a back yard race/ party every year "Kegger Nationals". Always had a blast with my buddies just bashing in the yard. In 2009 I thought it was a good thing for me and my boys to do together so I got back into and started racing. The rest is RC history!

Favorite Class:

4x4 Short Course

Favorite Track:

Lewiston, ID layouts are always a blast.

Favorite Race:

The Hank Perry 240 - Spokane, WA

Bucket List Race:

Anything at RC Tracks of Vegas

Day Job:

Product Specialist for a Software Development Company

Favorite Vacation:

Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Current Daily Driver:

2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax

Other Hobbies:

Snowboarding, UTV, Camping, anything with the family.

Website:

TQHobby.com

Instagram:

@mrniss99


Marc Barilla - Team Driver



Home Town:

Steubenville, Ohio

Birth Year:

1976

Local Club/ Track:

Browns Hobby & Raceway and NeoRCRC

Favorite Win:

Browns Hobby 2016 Summer Series in 4wd CORR

Current Sponsors:

TQ Hobby, RC Juice, HRP, Dialed RC Hobbies, Boom RC 

Current Car(s):

Losi SCTE 3.0, Losi 8ight E 4.0

First RC Car:

Tamiya Blackfoot

What got you into RC:

I built a Traxxas TRX1 in 1989/1990 and raced carpet oval and fell in love with racing

Favorite Class:

4wd Short Course

Favorite Track:

Motorama

Favorite Race:

Motorama

Bucket List Race:

Anything at LCRC

Day Job:

Graphic Designer and Union Pipefitter

Favorite Vacation:

Fishing in Key West

Current Daily Driver:

Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi

Other Hobbies:

Fishing, riding dirt bikes, 4x4 off-road

Website:

 

Instagram:

 



Scott Luther - Team Driver




Home Town:

Potlatch,  Idaho

Birth Year:


Local Club/ Track:

RC Car Club of Lewiston

Favorite Win:


Current Sponsors:


Current Car(s):


First RC Car:


What got you into RC:


Favorite Class:


Favorite Track:


Favorite Race:


Bucket List Race:


Day Job:


Favorite Vacation:


Current Daily Driver:


Other Hobbies:


Website:

 

Instagram:

 


Kevin Klein - Team Driver



Home Town:

Eagle, Idaho

Birth Year:

1990

Local Club/ Track:

Treasure Valley RC 

Favorite Win:

13.5t Buggy is always fun

Current Sponsors:

Albertsons, my parents, TQHobby.com and hard

Current Car(s):

B6, T5m with AC RC gears laydown, RC8B3e, ET48

First RC Car:

Traxxas Rustler

What got you into RC:

When I was going up my dad had Kyosho USA-1 monster truck and a rwd touring car that he would let drive when I was about 3-4 years old I had blast driving those around on the driveway.

Favorite Class:

On carpet I love driving my B6, and for outdoorI love driving my RC8B3e although I’m still sorting out the set-up.

Favorite Track:

Treasure Valley RC

Favorite Race:

2012 Cactus Classic was awesome, as I met a lot of Professional RC driver’s and their willingness to help out others is amazing

Bucket List Race:

A ROAR electric national for 1/8

Day Job:

Courtesy Clerk at Albertson’s in Eagle, ID

Favorite Vacation:

 

Current Daily Driver:

2014 Ford Focus

Other Hobbies:

Using CAD software, 3D printing, Face book live stream builds of RC Cars that I buy, and gaming on the Xbox one GT: TRX SLAYER

Website:

 

Instagram:

 @kevrev44