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Talk It Up Tuesday: Samantha Joan

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This week we caught up with the King of the Streets 2022 champion, Samantha Joan to see how she's doing and how things went at the KOTS event. #TIUT

Tyler Hooks: Hey Samantha, congratulations on your big win at King of the Streets, how was your trip out to Las Vegas?
Samantha Joan: Thank you very much. The trip out was great. The weather was beautiful and the drive was real smooth.

TH: What kind of equipment did you use this past weekend?
SJ: R1 Wurks DC1 car equipped with Whitz ceramic bearings, R1 digital 3 esc, Rockwell RC/Volta 3.0t motor, R1 15200 battery, R1 servo, protoform Corvette body, BMF carbon fiber wing, Voodoo tires on J Concepts wheels.

TH: Was there any sort of epiphany moment during the event where you really thought you just might win this thing?
SJ: I didn’t really have an epiphany. Drag racing is hard, anything can happen but I had a lot of confidence in the way the car was performing.

TH: Of all your competitors, were there any matchups that really had you more worried than others?
SJ: When I had to race Joey Davis because he is my teammate and is really fast. He has won two big races and I new it was going to be really close.

TH: Obviously your 1.6 second pass was incredibly fast, had you done a pass that fast in testing or away from this specific event? No I have not.
SJ: The best time I had run prior in testing was a 1.77.

TH: Do you compete in any other forms of RC racing?
SJ: In the past I have run off road 1/10 scale, clay, carpet and turf.

TH: Do you have any fun plans for the 20k?
SJ: No plans as of yet.

TH:Is there anyone you would like to thank?
SJ: Want to start off by thanking the R1 Wurks Team for helping make the win possible for me. The owner of R1 Wurks and all of the guys at the shop for making sure we have all of the best equipment. All of my sponsors Rockwell RC, R1 Wurks, Ottsix (Voodoo), Whitz Racing Products, Sticky Icky Tire Preps.

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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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