November 1, 2017

Joe Pillars signs long term deal with Yokomo

Following the news earlier today that Joe Pillars had left his long time position at Kyosho, competing Japanese brand Yokomo have just announced the signing of Joe Pillars as US Team Manager. Joe will lead the brand’s charge into the US market by building and operating their race team as of today. Joe brings many successful years of Team Management skills to Yokomo and they are all very excited for the future. Joe had the following to say about the deal:

I would first like to thank Kyosho America for the past 11 years of working together. I would like to thank Aki, Futoshi, Mitsuo, Kanai, Derek, and everyone at Kyosho America for all there support and efforts during this time. I would also like to thank Jared Tebo for the opportunity to work with him during most of my time at Kyosho. Together we have accomplished a lot of great results including 1 x World Title, 3 x World TQ’s, 9 ROAR National Championships, as well countless other big race victories! Now moving forward, I would like to first thank Tom Yokobori and Minoru Aso for this great opportunity to work for and represent Yokomo here in the USA!

The racing heritage Yokomo represents in our industry is second to none and it’s a real honor to work with everyone involved. I am also excited for the opportunity to work with Ryan Maifield under the Yokomo brand at all the 1/10 electric off-road races as well as the rest of the Yokomo Team we will build from the ground up! In addition, I will also be representing A-Main Hobbies as they are the exclusive distributor for Yokomo in the USA. I would also like to thank Kendall Bennett and Kevin Kiser at A-Main for all their support with this move! As of today, I will start accepting Racing Resumes at my direct email of: for Yokomo’s 2018 Race Team. Those who are selected to be a part of this prestigious Race Team will receive an email back by the end of November after all the Racing Resumes have been gone through.

Source: Yokomo []


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