Christina really started to become involved in RC when her son showed an interest when he was young (about 6 years old in 2012). She saw that the hobby was not really geared towards kids, and since she is someone who will step up to help fix something rather than complain, she got involved with helping to push for junior classes and making the race environment more friendly for juniors.
They now have a very strong junior scene in Australian RC and Christina is one of the reasons for that. When Her son was younger, Christina would help prep his car and even painted his bodies (he loved Minecraft and so his bodies were painted in a Minecraft theme).
Ray travelled a lot for work and recalled one event in a country town a 6 hour drive from where they lived that he was not able to attend.. Their Son was 8 and daughter was 5. Christina drove both kids up there for the weekend and they had a great time! Now THATS a supportive Mom!!
As a family they have now raced in the USA, China (2017 worlds) and Europe (2019 world's). Ray hopes that with the family travelling together, the kids have fantastic memories of RC. In addition to supporting Ray and the Kids racing most weekends, Christina also got involved in club and national level RC organizations.
Her proudest moment was being asked to present to the IFMAR committee at the 2017 world's on future direction of RC and what steps they could do regarding it being recognized as a sport.
Locally she has had a big impact on their club improving infrastructure and the track surface through her ability to communicate really well with local councils. Ray says, “I’m very lucky to have an awesome RC wife like Christina!!” and we AGREE!!
RC Wife of Don Haverly Jr- This amazing RC Wife hails from Indianapolis, Indian. Her hubby loves to bash around fields with his 5th scale and fly his heli. Jennifer doesn't mind that he's got nitro running through his veins and fully support his late night wrenching and RC addiction! They've been married for 6 years and he wanted to nominate her and thank her for all her support and understanding that he absolutely loves RC.
RC Wife of Gregg Hartley-
Joanne loves the sport so much she built her own track with the help of Gregg.. falling in love during the process. Now happily married, these two run Force Raceway Flat Out Radio Control Experience, in the UK. Joanne has been the face of family friendly Race experiences and strives to keep the RC Sport kids and family friendly!! Great Job!!!
RC Wife of Roger Klein-
This amazing Mom was nominated by her son Spencer & supports both her husband AND son in their love of racing, even if it takes them 3-4 hours away EVERY WEEKEND!! Her dedication and sacrifice for her guys is truly amazing!! Supportive RC Wife is an under statement!! KUDOS OWEN!!!
RC Wife of Randy Lanthrop-
She calls Wild Bill's Raceway her home track. Her and her husband both race competitively and we're not sure who's more competitive. They both support each other's racing equally while they travel to a lots of races!! Way to go Jennifer!!
RC Wife of Mark Bryant-
She calls Slideways RC her home track. She goes by Trish and is at every race cheering her husband on when she gets the opportunity to. She is his biggest supporter and cheerleader. She is not afraid to get out there and help in anytime he needs it. She is definitely an awesome RC Wife!
RC Wife of Kevin Mikulencak-
She calls Wild Bill's Raceway and Indy RC World her home track. She's a proud supporter of her husband and all three kids racing!! They also do traveling races as a family and she never once complains!! She's the perfect example of a RC wife and mom!
RC Wives of Darrell Forrest and Bryan Day-
The Durango Sistas are not only awesome RC Wives, but they kick butt on the track as well! Their racer husbands are very proud of how much they have accomplished!
RC Wife of Bob Reynolds-
This lovely lady will always give a helping hand to her hubby while at the track. She is also his personal photographer & videographer while he races.
RC Wife of Larry Gurganus-
This RC Wife is pulling QUADRUPAL duty as her Husband daughter and 2 sons all race!! She races her electric truggy when not helping out the rest of her family. We give her FOUR thumbs up!! Thanks Mom!!
RC Wife of Chris Austin-
You don't get much more supportive than Mel. You can almost always find her hangin' in the pits with her man, entertaining him while he wrenches. Pull up a chair and solo cup and come chat it up with this cutie and maybe you'll hear that Southern Twang slip out.
RC Wife of Jason Ringwood-
Tire gluing, cleaning between rounds, mounting new tires- this wife does it all! What else could a racer need in an RC Wife? She's a huge supporter and doesn't mind that her guy races every weekend. Definitely a keeper!
RC Wife of Udo Richter-
This amazing girlfriend, seen here at Modesto RC Raceway scrubbing tires, always has the batteries charged for her racer by the time hes done turn marshalling.