MEET THE MSM TEAM!
Fearless Leader, Mark Santa Maria
I am a true remote control car enthusiast with over 15 years building, customizing, and driving RC Cars.
When I am not traveling around the world racing at the largest events, you can find me at the local park speeding through fields, crawling through rocks, or jumping whatever I can find with these scaled cars.
“I don’t do things in RC to make video content, I do what I enjoy and just turn on the camera.” -Mark
In late 2018 I started the Mark Santa Maria YouTube channel to share my RC adventures with the rest of the world. My overall experience, presence in the racing community, passion for bashing and building rc cars helped my channel grow quickly with the wide variety of remote control car related content.
The MSM vlog’s main mission is to promote the RC hobby and grow the community that I consider as family.
- Mark Santa Maria
Team Ambassador, Chase McCullough
Hi I'm Chase! I’m just a regular 9-to-5 working father married to the most amazing woman in the world a long with one beautiful daughter, I live in Forney, Texas and I am a truck driver/co-owner for R&M Transport. What got me into RC was scrolling around on YouTube one night and I came across Mark Santa Maria’s channel. He was talking about mini Z’s by Kyosho and it was super cheap to get into, for a first time racer. So I went and checked out Lonestar RC hobbies and it took off from there. I chose RC racing because it is not as dangerous as real auto racing. I would have to say it brings out the kid in me and not a hobby that my wife doesn’t mind me doing! Because racing real cars is out of the picture! Happy wife happy life.
I will say after watching Mark's channel and following him then meeting him in person I realized the RC hobby needs more people like him! What he’s done for other people out of the greatness of his heart. For a hobby to have somebody like that who wouldn’t want to be part of such a fun hobby.
My goal is to take team MSM to the top with no looking back and help them grow the hobby especially help other sportsman racers along the way.
I hope to become an amazing driver to not only run my car a few laps but to also go around the rest of the time to associate with fellow hobbyist and find out who’s new and pump them up plus introduce them to some of the other higher-ups in RC just like Mark did for me.
- Chase McCullough
Team Ambassador, Jose Isales, Jr.
Hello MSM Family. I’m Jose Isales Jr. I’m from Avenel, NJ and just retired from the World’s Finest Navy after 22yrs. I live in San Antonio, TX and have 4 kids (3 boys and my princess) who are usually at the track with me. My middle son, Mark, (one of the MSM Brat Pack) is also into racing and just recently got his first truggy (ET48 2.0). You can usually find us racing Saturdays at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, TX. I’ve wanted to get into RC ever since my cousin let me drive his RC10 back in 1988.
In 2003, I walked into Al’s Hobbies with my first re-enlistment bonus and never left. I bought an Ofna Dominator and started racing asphalt oval at Al’s against the hottest truck (Traxxas T-Max). In 2010, I was introduced to on-road racing by Korey Harkbe, Kody Knudtson, and Steve in Washington State. After that trip, we started on-road racing in San Antonio and never went back. After buying the track from Al’s Hobbies we (Alamo City Racing Club, ACRC) started racing twice a month at Rodriguez Park until Covid hit. I got into racing off-road at RCHQ until the track closed and I started racing at Thornhill.
In the future I’d like to open my own in-door carpet race track with the main goal of getting local schools involved in an after school program. I’d like it to be a place where kids can come, do their homework and then turn a few laps around the track. Our local racers have already agreed to help teach the kids how to build and maintain their vehicles. There have also been numerous Navy Sailors agree to tutor the kids with any schoolwork issues they have. I want to provide the community with a family friendly place to race.
- Jose Isales, Jr
Team Ambassador, Will & Billy Crowe
Hey MSM Nation!
I am Will Crowe from Easley, SC. I am 17 years old and I have been bashing for 2 years and racing for 1 ½ years. My parents, Billy and Sharon support me in all I do with RC.
My love of RC started when my dad gave me my first RC car for my birthday in 2019. It was one of the Amazon specials. My dad soon decided it was time to get a true 1/10th scale RC and that was all she wrote.
I attended a SCOR Dirt Oval race at my local track and decided I wanted to build a Mudboss to start my journey into RC Racing. I have since added 1/10th scale paved oval, 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road and 1RC to my racing resume.
I was able to go to SIC in 2021 and meet Mark and Melissa and experience a “big” RC race and was ready to get at it. I had a goal to start racing, get better and work toward being a member of the MSM Team. I love promoting the sport of RC in anyway I can and look forward to helping MSM in getting the message out!
When I am not RC racing I am either playing video games, building Lego sets or participating in marching band @ my high school.
- Will Crowe
Team Ambassador, Jason Weddle
I grew up in Kansas City Missouri and and went to UMKC. I liked to play sports, go fishing, video games and last but not least play with RC cars. I had a few different toy grade cars, the one I remember most was the ricochet and it was awesome because it could drive upside down!
I outgrew the toy grade cars and didn't get back into RC until 2019. I got a 4wd brushed rustler and had a blast just bashing it and driving it around. I started watching YouTube videos on RC and found lots of content on bashers and I graduated up to an outcast 6s in 2020. It was about this time that I found mark on YouTube and was introduced to the racing side of rc. I picked up an associated b6.2 and hit my first off road race in early 2020 and have been racing ever since! I found something that I love and want to help build the community and keep the hobby alive and well! That is my mission - help others find this great hobby and have fun!
Outside of RC I am an animal lover, I have a cat named panini and I am a plant enthusiast and spend a lot of time on making the outside of my house like a forest of all different kinds of plants. I work in finance as a loan officer for the past 6 years helping people take care of emergencies and live their best life.
- Jason Weddle
Pro Team Ambassador, Mike Battailie