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By Tyler Hooks

Future Stars of RC is a regular column on LiveRC where aspiring RC journalist Tyler Hooks has a conversation with fellow up-and-coming racers across the country, covering youth-friendly topics such as school subjects, watching TV, throwing huge whips and, of course, girls. 



Name: Jackson Brunson
Age: 17
Sponsors: Trinity, Reds Racing, JConcepts, Allison Performance Hobbies, EZ Customs, StickIt1Racing, and RIP Podcast 

Tyler Hooks: When did you first begin racing?
Jackson Brunson: I began racing when my Dad purchased a SC10 right before Christmas of 2015.

TH: What is your biggest racing accomplishment?
JB: I'd have to say this past weekend at AMS 8.0, it was my first time attending and I was able to wrap TQ up in Open EBuggy in the first 2 quals, and take the overall win in A1 and A2, as well as finish 2nd in Open Buggy.

TH: What is your worst racing failure?
JB: I forgot to set my slipper right before my last qualifier at this past Reedy Race. 

TH: Where do you attend school, and what is your goal for a future occupation?
JB: I just graduated high school, and plan on enduring e-college in hopes to pursue a future occupation within the industry, but if not, mechanical engineering is my destination. 

Photo: JConcepts

TH: What is your favorite class?
JB: Economics and Math. Anything dealing with history or numbers, I do fairly well.

TH: Do you have a girlfriend?
JB: No.

TH: What do you think of the old saying “girls just get in the way of racing?”
JB: I don't think so.

TH: What is your real dream car?
JB: Subaru BRZ.

TH: Huge Whips, driving absolutely flat out or more calculated driving, smoother on the throttle?
JB: I can say I'm all 3 at the appropriate time but when there's a chance, I'll throw a whip for the fans.

TH: Fathers day is coming up, doing anything fun with the family?
JB: Fuel Nationals practice and a nice dinner.

TH: Action Sports or Conventional sports, what do you follow in your free time?
JB: F1, Supercross, and Motocross.

TH: Who did you look up to when you were an even younger racer, or who has been the biggest help to you as a driver?
JB: J.R. Mitch and Spencer Rivkin.

TH: What is the biggest piece of advice you would give to a new up and coming racer?
JB: Never give up and be patient.

I'd like to thank Jackson for answering my questions! I heard him called the prodigy of the wizard, Alex Kosciuszek, last weekend — and I think it’s true. He is calm, calculated and quick. Keep pushing homie!

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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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