By Aaron Waldron
Press release from JQ Racing:
It has been said time and time again that R/C car racing COULD have the potential to become a mainstream hobby/sport around the globe, but it needs outside recognition. R/C car companies have stepped out of the industry to support other industries, however, an outside the industry corporate sponsor of an R/C car car company or team has yet to be seen...until now.
JQRacing is proud to announce the worlds first major corporate title sponsor for an RC Car Racing Team! ARMA Energy, the American SoCal based Energy Drink Company, and JQRacing have signed a deal where ARMA Energy will play a significant role in building an international, professional RC Racing Team.
"We have many exciting plans, and ideas for the collaboration between JQRacing and ARMA Energy, and it will be a game changer for the RC racing community!"
ARMA Energy is known around the globe for their involvement and exposrue in a wide variety of extreme sports, and are now a part of the RC racing scene. Could this be the 'big break' RC car racing has been waiting for?
Joseph Quagraine says, "By chance I happened to sit next to the owner of ARMA Energy at the San Diego Supercross in February 2015. I had put in a lot of work over the past years to make sure that I would be prepared if an opportunity like this one presented itself, and fortunately it paid off. We have many exciting plans, and ideas for the collaboration between JQRacing and ARMA Energy, and it will be a game changer for the RC racing community! A huge thank you to Jimmy Sloan and the ARMA crew for believing in us and giving us this opportunity!"
"After meeting with Joseph a few times I felt very confident and excited to get involved with JQRacing and as we get closer to the kick off it gets even more exciting! Especially because when I was a kid, before I ever rode motocross bikes I had an RC car. It got ran over by a car so that ended that, but now I’m back into RC in a whole new way with JQRacing," states Jimmy Sloan of ARMA Energy.
ARMA Energy was founded in 2009 in Carlsbad CA. In 2014 the brand rights were purchased by Jimmy Sloan, who also owns and operates the SoCal Motocross tracks Perris and Milestone Raceway. Under the new management ARMA began the restructuring of the company, and expanding the drink distribution network in America.
- ARMA currently offer two drinks, the original and a sugarfree version.
- Additionally ARMA owns and operated a Supercross team in the 2015 AMA Supercross series.
- ARMA sponsored rider Tim Gajser became the 2015 MX2 World Champion earlier this year.
JQRacing is a Finnish RC Car brand founded by the professional RC Car racer Joseph Quagraine. It is the only internationally successful car brand founded by a current top racer.
JQRacing is active in over 30 countries worldwide, and offers offroad RC Cars for both beginners and professional racers.
For more information please visit jqracing.com