By Aaron Waldron
Another silly season rumor this year was that of 2010 IFMAR World Champion Cody King from long-time sponsor Kyosho, as the 29-year-old Californian reportedly shopped around to other potential sponsors. However, King confirmed last Wednesday via Facebook that he had signed an agreement to remain with Kyosho through the 2018 season for another shot at a second Worlds win.
From Cody King RC:
I am pleased and excited to announce that I have reached a multi-year agreement with Kyosho, and will renew my contract through 2018! I feel very strongly that we have the best cars, and this will allow me to focus on winning next year and through the Worlds in Australia. The improvements and added durability of the TKI4 are awesome, and I think we have even more potential and ideas for more improvement over the coming years. I can't say enough about what a great run we have had together, and looking forward to even greater things in the future. I still feel like I can win at the highest level, and I want to win some of these races where I have come close, like Neobuggy and ROAR Nationals. I have to thank Aki Suzuki and Mitsuo Yoshimaru of Kyosho Japan, and Futoshi Ishihara and all the Kyosho America guys. I also have to thank Yuichi and my Dad as well for the great support. I'm looking forward to working harder than I ever have before, because I feel like I still have much to accomplish on the competition side of the industry for several more years. Very excited about next year!