Hi I’m Neil Pestka I have been into racing rc cars since 1987. I went to the hobby shop and bought a 1/12 on road car and was told they hold races at a local place on Sundays. I got the information and went home to start the build. Sunday morning I packed up my stuff which wasn’t much and went to go race. I had a car that would run a 6 cell stick pack and everyone was running 4 cell. They allowed me to race and well it didn’t go good and I never finished a race that day. I had a great day and it will always stick with me. The next morning I was the first person at the hobby shop to buy a new 1/12 scale car , batteries and everything needed to go racing. I have been hooked ever since.
Throughout the years I have raced 1/12,1/10 and 1/8 electric and nitro both on road and off road. In the fall of 2013 I saw the 1/5 scales run and I was in awe. Through the winter I started doing research and found that 1/5 scale racing is bigger than I have ever thought. In the spring of 2014 I purchased a 5ive T roller and started the build. I researched engines and made several calls to engine builders. I called O’Neill Brothers Racing and talked to Dan. He spent the time to answer any of my questions and explain the differences in the engines they offered. I called back a few days later to talk to Dan with some additional questions and once again he took the time to answer them. With customer service like that, I ordered my 30.5cc 4 bolt reed case engine with the Turtle Racing billet crankcase.
The racing season started and my truck was ready. I have had an absolute blast racing my machine. In 2014 I was able to go to a few big races such as Power Jam, Canadian 1/5 Scale Nationals, Midwest Large scale Shootout and Midwest Hostile Fest. I had a great time at the events I have attended running my1/5 scale. I have met a lot of great people and have had some great racing running my OBR/TR sponsored truck.
- 1st place and TQ 2013 VENOM OFFROAD JAM 1/10 Stock SCT
- 1st place and TQ 2013 ROAR REGION 8 Championship 1/10 4X4 SCT
- 1st place and TQ 2014 VENOM OFFROAD JAM 1/10 Stock SCT
- 3rd place 2014 POWER JAM
- 6th place 2014 CANADIAN 1/5 SCALE NATIONALS
- 3rd place MIDWEST LARGE SCALE SHOOTOUT
- 2nd place MIDWEST HOSTILE FEST