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Jim Boulton

1506114_10151864144453129_2145271894_oHometown:    Grimsby
Birthdate: 24th October
Year Started Racing: 2011
Favorite Win: First win
Sponsors: Xray, FX Engines, Rc Disco, FTW, VP Racing Fuel, ProCircuit
Fame:
First RC Car: Kyosho Ultima
How did you get started?:I started racing in January 2011 with an Associated RC8T after i freak Christmas present to myself. I soon switched to buggies and not really looked back, my first car was an Agama, great car but at the time lacked support in the midlands. With guidance from CML driver Jon Howells I switched to the Hobao Hyper Star when it was launched and had a successful year making a few A & B finals at club level and finishing 8th privateer in the Midlands 8/11 series.

In 2012 I competed in the UK 8th scale Nationals for the first time, this was my first introduction to racing on dirt rather than astroturf, WOW :)

I took part in both the Nitro/Electric & Truggy nationals finishing 4th overall in Truggy Nats, 8th Overall in Electric and 76th in Nitro in 2013, I also traveled to Italy for the Euro B finals and picked up a reserve spot. Represent Team GB was an incredible experience all be it a little daunting. As well as a few additional trips around Europe I traveled to America to compete in The Dirt at Fear Farm Raceway which was an amazing experience and one I duplicated in 2014. 

The remainder of 2014 racing has been pretty sparse due to work commitments, I have managed to take part in 4 rounds of the UK Nationals and the Euro B’s in Madrid but now very excited for 2015!  

 

Favorite Class: 8th Scale Nitro
Favorite Track: Fear Farm
Most Happening City:  Nottingham
Most Anticipated Race:    Pataya
Day job:   Patrao
Favorite Vacation:    America/Australia
Current Car:    XB4, XB8
Other hobbies: Snowboarding, Scuba Diving & Mountain Biking
Website: www.team-xray.co.uk

 

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