MEET THE MSM TEAM!

 

Fearless Leader, Mark Santa Maria

 

I am a true remote control car enthusiast with over 15 years building, customizing, and driving RC Cars. 

When I am not traveling around the world racing at the largest events, you can find me at the local park speeding through fields, crawling through rocks, or jumping whatever I can find with these scaled cars.

“I don’t do things in RC to make video content, I do what I enjoy and just turn on the camera.” -Mark

In late 2018 I started the Mark Santa Maria YouTube channel to share my RC adventures with the rest of the world. My overall experience, presence in the racing community, passion for bashing and building rc cars helped my channel grow quickly with the wide variety of remote control car related content.

The MSM vlog’s main mission is to promote the RC hobby and grow the community that I consider as family.

- Mark Santa Maria

 

Team Ambassador, Chase McCullough 

Hi I'm Chase! I’m just a regular 9-to-5 working father married to the most amazing woman in the world a long with one beautiful daughter, I live in Forney, Texas and I am a truck driver/co-owner for R&M Transport. What got me into RC was scrolling around on YouTube one night and I came across Mark Santa Maria’s channel. He was talking about mini Z’s by Kyosho and it was super cheap to get into, for a first time racer. So I went and checked out Lonestar RC hobbies and it took off from there. I chose RC racing because it is not as dangerous as real auto racing. I would have to say it brings out the kid in me and not a hobby that my wife doesn’t mind me doing! Because racing real cars is out of the picture! Happy wife happy life.

I will say after watching Mark's channel and following him then meeting him in person I realized the RC hobby needs more people like him!  What he’s done for other people out of the greatness of his heart. For a hobby to have somebody like that who wouldn’t want to be part of such a fun hobby.

My goal is to take team MSM to the top with no looking back and help them grow the hobby especially help other sportsman racers along the way.

I hope to become an amazing driver to not only run my car a few laps but to also go around the rest of the time to associate with fellow hobbyist and find out who’s new and pump them up plus introduce them to some of the other higher-ups in RC just like Mark did for me. 

- Chase McCullough 

 

Team Ambassador, Jose Isales, Jr.

Hello MSM Family. I’m Jose Isales Jr. I’m from Avenel, NJ and just retired from the World’s Finest Navy after 22yrs. I live in San Antonio, TX and have 4 kids (3 boys and my princess) who are usually at the track with me. My middle son, Mark, (one of the MSM Brat Pack) is also into racing and just recently got his first truggy (ET48 2.0). You can usually find us racing Saturdays at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, TX. I’ve wanted to get into RC ever since my cousin let me drive his RC10 back in 1988.

In 2003, I walked into Al’s Hobbies with my first re-enlistment bonus and never left. I bought an Ofna Dominator and started racing asphalt oval at Al’s against the hottest truck (Traxxas T-Max). In 2010, I was introduced to on-road racing by Korey Harkbe, Kody Knudtson, and Steve in Washington State. After that trip, we started on-road racing in San Antonio and never went back. After buying the track from Al’s Hobbies we (Alamo City Racing Club, ACRC) started racing twice a month at Rodriguez Park until Covid hit. I got into racing off-road at RCHQ until the track closed and I started racing at Thornhill.

In the future I’d like to open my own in-door carpet race track with the main goal of getting local schools involved in an after school program. I’d like it to be a place where kids can come, do their homework and then turn a few laps around the track. Our local racers have already agreed to help teach the kids how to build and maintain their vehicles. There have also been numerous Navy Sailors agree to tutor the kids with any schoolwork issues they have. I want to provide the community with a family friendly place to race. 

- Jose Isales, Jr

 

Team Ambassador, David Sawyer

I’m 43 years old from Warrior, AL. I work at a Nissan dealership in Birmingham doing any and all things parts related. I first got into RC cars way back in my childhood with the store bought stuff from Nikko and Tyco. Someone at school one day brought in a Tamiya Frog and my interest grew ten fold. Not long after I got my first hobby grade RC, the Tamiya Fox.

My uncle had been racing 1/10 pan cars for a while and got me involved with the racing side, where we traveled around the southeast racing 1/10 pan car paved oval. I stayed in that segment of the hobby until the late 90s, becoming the Alabama state champ at one point in the stock class.

I got out of the hobby for a long time afterwards, and found it again late in 2019. I had had some very difficult moments in life not long before and this was what I needed. I have since gotten involved much deeper than ever before and love it more than ever. I currently race 1/10 and 1/8 off road and when I’m not racing, I do RC rock crawling and no prep drag racing. I think I enjoy wrenching on my cars more than racing them sometimes!


I want to see the hobby keep growing and more people get involved. I try to help my local track The Warehouse when possible and support the club races. I love helping people new to the hobby as well as helping anyone else whenever I can. Many thanks to Mark, as his channel was one of the first ones I found back in 2019 when I was searching YouTube for anything RC I could find. Been a subscriber ever since!

- David Sawyer

 

Team Ambassador, Will & Billy Crowe

Hey MSM Nation!
I am Will Crowe from Easley, SC. I am 17 years old and I have been bashing for 2 years and racing for 1 ½ years. My parents, Billy and Sharon support me in all I do with RC.


My love of RC started when my dad gave me my first RC car for my birthday in 2019. It was one of the Amazon specials. My dad soon decided it was time to get a true 1/10th scale RC and that was all she wrote.


I attended a SCOR Dirt Oval race at my local track and decided I wanted to build a Mudboss to start my journey into RC Racing. I have since added 1/10th scale paved oval, 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road and 1RC to my racing resume.
I was able to go to SIC in 2021 and meet Mark and Melissa and experience a “big” RC race and was ready to get at it. I had a goal to start racing, get better and work toward being a member of the MSM Team. I love promoting the sport of RC in anyway I can and look forward to helping MSM in getting the message out!


When I am not RC racing I am either playing video games, building Lego sets or participating in marching band @ my high school.

- Will Crowe

 

Team Ambassador, Jason Weddle

I grew up in Kansas City Missouri and and went to UMKC. I liked to play sports, go fishing, video games and last but not least play with RC cars. I had a few different toy grade cars, the one I remember most was the ricochet and it was awesome because it could drive upside down!


I outgrew the toy grade cars and didn't get back into RC until 2019. I got a 4wd brushed rustler and had a blast just bashing it and driving it around. I started watching YouTube videos on RC and found lots of content on bashers and I graduated up to an outcast 6s in 2020. It was about this time that I found mark on YouTube and was introduced to the racing side of rc. I picked up an associated b6.2 and hit my first off road race in early 2020 and have been racing ever since! I found something that I love and want to help build the community and keep the hobby alive and well! That is my mission - help others find this great hobby and have fun!


Outside of RC I am an animal lover, I have a cat named panini and I am a plant enthusiast and spend a lot of time on making the outside of my house like a forest of all different kinds of plants. I work in finance as a loan officer for the past 6 years helping people take care of emergencies and live their best life.

- Jason Weddle

 

Pro Team Ambassador, Mike Battailie

*bio coming soon*

 

 

 

Pro Team Ambassador, Spencer Klein

MSM Family,

I am Spencer Klein. I am 14 years old from Jenks Oklahoma. I have 2 brothers Blake(25) and Hayden(21) and 1 sister Abigail(17). My awesome parents Owen and Roger, my mom is a Special Education Teacher, and my dad has several jobs as well as my pit man.

My journey in RC started just under 3 years ago, I had played Ice Hockey for a few years, but it just was not my thing. My parents said that I needed a sport or a hobby to do and the search began. For Christmas that year I got my first RC Car (Redcat, Black).

I loved bashing it and then figured out I also loved to work on it. That brought me to YouTube where I watched videos of actual races and where I was also introduced to Mark (The Fearless Leader). We met Mark for the first time a few months later at a track in Texas, he actually pit with us and we had a blast.

My family have loved watching MSM videos, and we would see Mark and his family out at the races, we became friends and even though I tried to hide from the camera we loved the show he produced and his always happy and having fun relationship with RC of all types. When we were told about the team and what it purpose was, we knew we wanted to be a part of it.

In the early days it was MSM and other great people in the hobby that have helped me improve and learn the skills needed to drive at a higher level. MSM will give me the opportunity to now share that knowledge and love for the hobby with the rest of the RC community.

I am blessed with great sponsors and support team to help me follow my dream to one day be a top 10 driver in the world, right now my focus is having fun and learning as we go. Thanks, MSM, Tekno RC, AKA Tires, TNR Fuels, BLOK, JTP, Boom RC, Muchmore Racing, 1up Racing, Shaw’s RC Track, B.A. Hitch & Trailer, Beach RC.

See ya on the track!

- Spencer Klein