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Old 12-22-2023, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan
We also know Schumacher is developing a 1/8 buggy too...
I would like to see what they come up w/. Should be interesting.
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Old 12-28-2023, 12:25 PM
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Hopefully its unique with belts or something Schumaresque
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Old 01-01-2024, 10:51 AM
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Ty tessmann retire from professional rc racing https://www.facebook.com/10004426843...ibextid=Nif5oz
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Tanner Denney is also retiring
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Old 01-02-2024, 07:00 AM
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Ty tessmann retire from professional rc racing https://www.facebook.com/10004426843...ibextid=Nif5oz
That was unexpected, but he's doing it for all the right reasons.
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Old 01-02-2024, 09:29 AM
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Kinda makes you wonder what career they will get into next. I'm sure it's working for an RC company. Racing RC doesn't really give you any work experience for anything else.
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
Kinda makes you wonder what career they will get into next. I'm sure it's working for an RC company. Racing RC doesn't really give you any work experience for anything else.
wouldn't be surprised if he already had a normal day job of some kind. even in the top 1% i doubt racing toy cars pays very well.
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Originally Posted by El_Rando
wouldn't be surprised if he already had a normal day job of some kind. even in the top 1% i doubt racing toy cars pays very well.

Their household would definitely need to be dual income. With all the traveling, it seems it would be way too hard to have a regular job, outside of RC.
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
Their household would definitely need to be dual income. With all the traveling, it seems it would be way too hard to have a regular job, outside of RC.
can't remember who it was, i think he was an AE driver at one point. 1/10 off road. maybe 20 years ago (?). guy was an electrician. don't know how much truth there is to this next part but i heard he was self employed. he earned enough with his day job to pay the bills and was then able to bend his work schedule around racing. so the opportunities do exist. i would imagine today with all the tech driven desk jobs and remote working it would give more opportunity to make it work.
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Originally Posted by El_Rando
can't remember who it was, i think he was an AE driver at one point. 1/10 off road. maybe 20 years ago (?). guy was an electrician. don't know how much truth there is to this next part but i heard he was self employed. he earned enough with his day job to pay the bills and was then able to bend his work schedule around racing. so the opportunities do exist. i would imagine today with all the tech driven desk jobs and remote working it would give more opportunity to make it work.

True, but when you're a top 1% pro driver, I'm guessing there isn't much time for a side gig. However, I've heard that the top1% pro drivers make a decent wage. Decent, but not great.
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...ibextid=Nif5oz
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1/18 Team drivers? Why not 1/10?
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
1/18 Team drivers? Why not 1/10?
If you look at the image on social media it mentions 1/10 2wd and 4wd as well
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Also, that's an alternate form of 0 which in some fonts looks like an 8 (not my preferred choice to be fair)
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
True, but when you're a top 1% pro driver, I'm guessing there isn't much time for a side gig. However, I've heard that the top1% pro drivers make a decent wage. Decent, but not great.
When I was fresh out of college I used to work a job that required lots of travel. It was awful, but I was desperate at the time. Now that I've got a kid it would take way more than just a "decent wage" to get me to take another job like that, and that include being a sponsored driver. I wouldn't consider doing it for anything less than "life changing" amounts of money, but RC doesn't pay that so it's no surprise so many drivers, like Ty, quit when they start having kids.

I'm sure the manufacturers don't care, though. Look at the average age of world champs throughout the years - lots of teens and guys in their 20's. Drivers peak before they have kids and "age out" when they're old enough to want to start a family. It's great for the factories - they can build their marketing on the backs of under payed teens/college kids and dump them on the street with nothing but some useless trophy's when they're old enough want the kind of pay and benefits to support a family.
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