Team Associated and Keven Hébert have parted ways for the 2019 season, AE have announced. The 6-times ROAR national champion and multi-time IFMAR Worlds finalist is a specialist in 1/10th touring and 1/12th pan car racing and he was with AE for the last 11+ years. However, 2018 marks the end of Keven’s racing career with Team Associated and Reedy and Keven has yet to announce his new chassis sponsors.
In the middle of 2007 a young Canadian driver was looking for a new home after his previous sponsor pulled out of onroad racing. At the same time Team Associated was set to launch its first belt driven 1:10 touring car; the TC5. Thus, began an 11+ year relationship between Keven Hébert and Team Associated.
With a specialization in foam tire racing, Keven had early success in both 1:10 and 1:12 carpet while he gained more outdoor asphalt rubber tire touring car experience. Over the years, touring car foam tire racing faded away and rubber tire racing became the standard and Keven successfully adapted his style to suit. Fast forward to 2018 and Keven has made multiple IFMAR World Championship finals, won six ROAR National titles, five Canadian National titles and multiple other National level events while driving for Team Associated and Reedy. Keven’s paint scheme would even be featured in Team Associated’s box art for the TC5F; our first kit dedicated to a specific racing surface.
However, 2018 marks the end of Keven’s racing career with Team Associated and Reedy. While his smile and meticulous mechanic skills will be missed, we are sure to see him at the races competing for more podium finishes. Good luck Keven!