February 24, 2010

Twister Tires ends deal with ATS

Twister Tires ends deal with ATS

Contrary to Twister Tires’ previous announcement, Kevin Hutchinson and DJ Apolaro have now stated that they will not in fact carry Twister/ATS tires any longer. Here is what they had to say about the changes of plan:

After 2.7 years of helping build the ATS/Twister tire brand’s reputation in the Western Hemisphere, we want to say thanks to our customers and sorry for the recent delays. We are in the process of introducing a new tire line, spearheaded by Piero Torregiani (former head man with ATS). Our new product is currently being developed to ensure our customers get an even better product than before, along with the same great customer service. Please bear with us during these next few months and be assured you won’t be disappointed.

Source: Twister Tires [twistertiresusa.com]


January 12, 2010

Twister Tires signs Paul Lemieux, changes name to ATS America

Twister Tires signs Paul Lemieux, changes name to ATS America

From this February Twister Tires USA is no more. Having spent the last 2.5 years working with supplier ATS in building a loyal following, the company name will change to ATS America, with the company carrying the full line of ATS products into the US. In an equally big announcement, ATS have announced that with the help of DJ Apolaro they were able to sign Multiple Worlds Finalists and USA National Champion Paul Lemieux. “Paul is a perfect fit for us, as he is a well respected racer both on and off the track and we want to maintain that close ‘family type’ relationship we have with the racers. We are working on entering the electric market aggressively in the coming seasons and who better to test and help create the best products for the customers than Paul Lemieux”. Paul had the following to say about the deal:

With my new sponsorship package for 2010, I was faced with the ever so important decision of what tires to race this season and beyond. After weighing my options I decided to team up with friend and fellow top racer DJ Apolaro at Team Twister/ATS tires. With the amount of racing and development that ATS has done, I know that this will be a great decision for me and hopefully ATS in return.

This is a year of change for the Xray team driver having recently switched from long time sponsor Trinity/Team Epic to Thunder Power RC and now from Jaco to ATS.

Source: ATS America


December 16, 2007

Jamie Corrado joins Twister Tire USA

 Jamie Corrado joins Twister Tire USA

Some news from earlier in the week that saw Jamie Corrado confirmed as joining the Twister Tire USA team, having been a part of Twister since September. Jamie is a well known racer in the northeast part of the country and will be Twister’s liaison for that area. His achievements include winning the 2006 Great Lakes Challenge, he was a 2007 Winternats finalist and winner of the 2007 I-95 Showdown. This announcement follows on from the recent signing of DJ Apolaro (shown above right) to the same team.

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net]


December 4, 2007

DJ Apolaro joins Twister Tires

DJ Apolaro joins Twister Tires

Twister Tires USA have announced that have agreed on a long term deal between current Serpent driver DJ Apolaro and Twister Tires. DJ, who finished 3rd at the recent US Open Fuel Sedan Nats, brings a lot of knowledge and experience to their growing company and together they hope that in the very near future DJ, along with Twister Tires, will grow to become an R/C household name.

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net]