April 29, 2011- Irvine, CA – Axial is pleased to announce that accomplished rock crawler, Jessica Downing, has joined the Axial Rock Crawling Team.
Downing will be driving the Axial XR10 with Hardline Body in competition at various events for the remainder of 2011, such as: Axial AWCC, Red Rocks, RCC Nationals and the AZ Summer Shoot Out.
“Jessi (as most refer to her), will be another great addition to the Axial team. She is one of those people that everyone loves to be around. She always has a great attitude and goes out of her way to help anyone in need. Axial is very excited to have Jessi as a team driver!” said Brad “Bender” Dumont, Axial Team Manager.
Jessica is the co-founder of Rock Candy RCC [rockcandyrcc.com], an organization that introduces girls to R/C Rock Crawling while also performing charity work for cancer research. The Rock Candy girls build custom rock crawlers, sell raffle tickets for the crawlers and give 100% of the proceeds to cancer research.
Jeff Johns, Axial Inc President, added, “We are thrilled to have Jessica on our Axial Team. Jessica has grown to be one of the top female drivers in the country through hard work and commitment to being the best.”
Jessi was among the top 15 drivers from collective Southwest Regions of 2.2 competition organizations in 2010; SoCalRCRC, OCRCRC, and SDRCRC in particular. These regional shootout events qualify competitors for the coveted Nationals invite. Some of Jessi’s accomplishments also include:
2010: 1st Place 1.9 Championship – SoCalRCRC
2010: 1st Place 1.9 Class – Summer Shootout
2009: 1st Place 1.9 Championship – SoCalRCRC
2009: 3rd Place 1.9 Utah State Championships in 2009.
About Axial Inc: Founded in 2005, Axial, Inc. has quickly climbed to the top of the R/C market by offering a dynamic line of class-leading radio control chassis and accessories for the entire scope of the hobby, from novice users to competitors. Every component of our product line is researched and developed to offer superior performance, durability, and style. A true lifestyle brand, Axial is regularly involved in local and national events which allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of the RC culture. We’re feeling the love in return, earning coveted awards including “Truck of the Year” (Radio Control Car Action 2008), “Best Product” (RCCrawler.com 2007 – People’s Choice), and “Most Innovative Product” (RCCrawler.com 2007; RC Car Action 2008 – People’s Choice).
Axial Team Drivers
Jake Wright – California
Jessica Downing – California
Don Hughes – California
Dean Hsiao – California
Jason Rioux – Colorado
Becky Barger – Colorado
Yoshiaki Kataoka – Japan
Patrick Norton – Texas
Ed Rappleye – Utah
Zach Chatelain – Utah
Brian Parker – Nevada
Thom Kowatch – Nevada
Ryan Gerrish – Oregon
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