RC Car Action: What’s your favorite
Dustin Evans: That would be 2WD
What’s your favorite race?
The Reedy Race of Champions.
When building a new vehicle, what main
things do you focus on?
That everything is built correctly, and
making sure the suspension arms are
How is racing different in Colorado from
Colorado has an awesome racing scene
at MHOR R/C Raceway, with little
drama. The people are great, and it’s an
awesome place for me to club-race in
between traveling to large events.
What’s the difference between being a
pro- and an amateur-sponsored driver?
The difference between being a pro-and an amateur-sponsored driver is
the amount of involvement with the
company. [As a pro,] you are working
on development and making the cars
better directly with the engineers and
employees at the company. Also, you
are expected to perform at a high level at
Do you have any advice for aspiring
My advice for aspiring racers is to enjoy
the process and have fun. I got to where I
am by having fun and enjoying the hobby,
and the rest just happened.
What’s the best thing about being a
The best thing about being a pro is
getting paid to do what I love—also,
traveling and meeting new people from
around the world.
Evans running strong at
the 2017 Reedy Race of
Dustin Evans’s recent departure from longtime sponsor TLR to join Team Associated
shook up the RC racing scene, and the Reedy Race scheduled in January only increased
the attention and focused more eyes on the Colorado native. Known for his smooth
style and calm approach, the 2011 Reedy Race champion is a big threat at any event
he attends and will add some firepower to Team Associated’s Factory Team. We got a
chance to ask him a few questions. Read on.