INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JULY 30: Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 34 Horizon Hobby Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Verizon Cup Series 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 30, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Logan Riley/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Horizon Hobby, the world leader in RC products, will return to Front Row Motorsports (FRM) for the 2023 season. The renowned FRM partner will continue its support for the team highlighted by select premiere events with 2021 Daytona 500 Champion Michael McDowell and Champion Craftsman Truck Series NASCAR 2022, Zane Smith. In addition, Horizon Hobby will continue to work with FRM and NASCAR in innovative ways to excite the ever-growing RC nation.
The Horizon Hobby racing season will begin at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on McDowell’s No. 34 Ford Mustang. The event is home to the Surface Products Development and Marketing team responsible for the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series licensed and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series RC chassis modeled after McDowell’s No. 34 Ford Mustang and Smith’s No. 38 Ford F-150 in 2022.
McDowell will once again carry the Horizon Hobby strip at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its road race course in August. The event serves as the homecoming event for the Illinois-based Champaign Company. Horizon Hobby will be a co-partner all season with the No. 34 team. McDowell, an RC enthusiast, has enjoyed the partnership and looks forward to working with the company again
“Last season, I had the opportunity to partner with Horizon Hobby and go to the world-famous Eli Field with my family,” McDowell commented. “You can tell right away that Horizon Hobby has amazing people to work with. It helped me bring a passion back to RC and pass it on to my kids too. It was really special for me off the track and you can’t beat the products from Horizon Hobby.”
ARRMA, the brand that defines high-speed, super-powered RC action, will once again take to the track with Smith at Global Technology Raceway in St. Louis when they visit the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in June. Smith will be looking to take the ARRMA brand to victory lane, a place Smith has visited four times in 2022 en route to his first championship. The ARRMA brand will be a teammate all season long.
“Horizon Hobby has been an amazing partner to work with,” said Smith. “My passion for racing and motorsports with RC began when I was a kid. Now, I have an ARRMA Infraction replica truck body hanging on the wall in my trophy room, next to the 2022 Truck Series Championship trophy they were a part of. I’m excited to have them back on board and we We’re chasing another championship this year.”
Last season, the Horizon Hobby hosted guests from local hobby shops across the country and NASCAR events every weekend, and the FRM driver and team members were frequently seen hitting, flying, or boating across social media. The fun will continue until 2023.
“We are ready to grow and bring new ideas to our partnership with Front Row Motorsports through 2023,” said Horizon Hobby CEO Chris Dickerson. “The program has grown in popularity in 2022 among our customers and fans, an authentic partnership proven by Michael, Zane and the NASCAR community’s passion for our products. We can’t wait to see what this season brings.”
Fans are encouraged to sign in www.horizonhobby.com To see the full line of brands and accessories that include cars, boats, aircraft, batteries, chargers, and more. Fans will also see products highlighted throughout the year on FRM’s, McDowell’s and Smith’s social media channels.
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