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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. 



The 2018 Reedy Race included quite a few female racers, and among them leading the charge was Kamryn Ayers. The Arizona native is already a West Coast example of female speed and poise. In a male-dominated industry, Ayers fights the status quo and races with a fierce competitive edge. 

Name: Kamryn Ayers
Age: 16 Years Old
Sponsors: Team Associated, JConcepts, Reedy, Hobby Action, Stick It 1 Racing, and Schelle

TH: When did you first begin racing?
KA: I first began racing in July of 2012 when I was only 10 years old.

TH: What is your biggest racing accomplishment? 
KA: My biggest racing accomplishment to date is probably still my 2015 Cactus Classic win, as it is what put my name on the racing scene.

TH: What is your worst racing failure?
KA: One of my biggest racing failures has to be my luck at the Reedy Race. Every year I seem to struggle with the level of competition, and can’t put together the runs I know I am capable of. 

TH: Where do you attend school, and what is your goal for a future occupation?
KA: I currently attend Sunrise Mountain High School, and don’t know exactly what I want to do after high school. I do know that want to attend college and major in history though.

TH: What is your favorite class?
KA: As I said before, I want to major in history as it’s my favorite subject. But my favorite class for racing is 4WD modified buggy. Send it!

TH: Do you have a boyfriend?
KA: Yes, I do have a boyfriend. He doesn’t race toy cars though, he isn’t as big of a nerd as me.

TH: What do you think of the old saying “girls just get in the way of racing?”
KA: The great thing about racing is that boys have absolutely no advantage over girls on the track. We can be just as fast as the boys!

TH: What is your real dream car?
KA: I don’t really know much about cars, but I just turned 16 and love my 2017 Mazda 3!

TH: Huge whips, driving absolutely flat out or more calculated driving, smoother on the throttle?
KA: I know smooth and steady driving is the way to win, and would like to say I drive like that, but I can’t. I pull way too much trigger. Oops.

TH: Action sports or conventional sports, what do you follow in your free time?
KA: I don’t follow many sports, but when I do it’s typically football. My family is from back east so I’m a huge Patriots fan. 

TH: Do you have any major goals for 2018?
KA: My goals for the 2018 racing season are to drive smarter and hopefully check off some names on the list of who to beat!

TH: Who did you look up to when you were an even younger racer? Who has been the biggest help to you as a driver?
KA: Well, there are two people who have been helping my dad and I since the very beginning: Spencer Rivkin and Tommy Hinz. I’ve got to watch both drivers get faster and faster to where they are today and I hope I can do the same.

TH: What is the biggest piece of advice you would give to a new, up-and-coming racer?
KA: My biggest piece of advice? Don’t crash.

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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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