By Aaron Waldron
On Friday evening, Cole Ogden announced on his Facebook page that he had joined the HB Racing team. Here's what he said:
"RC Racing has been my life for the last 4 years. I strive to always do my best, and help out whoever, whenever. In recent negotiations, I've had an offer that would take my racing program to the next level.
As many of you know, I'm no longer with Mugen. As 2017 approaches it's end, it sparks a new beginning for the upcoming racing season. New adventures, new faces, and an even better support system.
I'm glad to announce that for the rest of 2017 and into 2018, I will be racing and helping develop future vehicles for HB Racing! The way the team operates on and off track is what weighed on me the most. I am super excited for this venture into the future, and I look forward to working with everyone at HB for the remainder of the year, and into the future!
Huge thanks to Adrien Bertin, Philippe Neidhart, Eddie Laret, Chad Phillips and Victor Guerrero for making this happen. I am super stoked to be apart of the team, and can't wait to see what this new adventure brings for the future!"
Then on Sunday evening, Ogden posted a short race report following the Fall Brawl Warm-Up race at the Badlands RC Supercross in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he won the nitro buggy class final.
Awesome time yesterday racing my new HB D817 at the Fall Brawl Warm-up! The car worked very well on the high bite conditions and was easy to drive fast. During the day, R2 Detox allowed me to navigate the track with maximum traction and led me to Tq nitro buggy! During the main I chose the wrong tire for the slicker conditions, but still managed to take the win! Overall very impressed with the new ride, and I look forward to the next one!