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This profile was last updated on 11/4/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chief Executive Officer

Traxxas Corporation
1100 Klein Road
Plano, Texas 75074
United States

Company Description: Traxxas sells in large quantities directly to its wholesale distributors, and does not sell mainline products directly to customers. Traxxas products are available...   more
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daily updates for November 4, 2014
www.tracksidereview.com, 4 Nov 2014 [cached]
The company will also take their commitment to the track once more as a sponsor of Jenkins Brothers Racing including Traxxas CEO Mike Jenkins (Pro 4 and Pro 2) and his brother Mark (Pro 4).
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The brothers finished a tight 5th and 6th place in Pro 4 last season, with Mike also taking 5th in Pro 2.
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Traxxas owner Mike Jenkins grew up in the industry of RC racing which has turned into a lifelong career. In the mid 70's, Jenkins Sr. found himself unsatisfied with the slot track style racing equipment available at that time. Motivated by this, Mike's father set a course to find a better way to recreate this type of racing experience. As a result he began to design RC racecars as we know them today. "He truly was an innovator in that world. At that time we had RC cars that used a button to turn left; that was the extent of their control," explained Mike. The Traxxas founder developed an RC car that had true control with proportional steering and the ability to fully regulate forward and reverse movement. Those first cars were sold under the LaTrax brand, which Traxxas has recently re-introduced to the marketplace. The LaTrax brand would later be sold to Brinkman Corporation. Jim Jenkins, along with partner David Katz formed Traxxas in 1986, with Mike as it's first employee.
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At the end of the day, we want moms and dads to say 'Man that's the best toy I ever bought for my kids'," explained Mike. TRAXXAS products are currently sold in more than 1700 hobby stores in the United States and globally in over 40 countries around the world.
The seeds for off road racing were planted many years ago watching the buggies and trucks in the Mickey Thompson series duking it out at Texas stadium. Years later an invitation to the last race of the CORR season at Primm sealed the deal and Mike knew he was ready to move from road course racing to a 900 horsepower, flame-belching PRO 4X4. The tie in to radio control was a natural fit, and the first Traxxas Slash was engineered to imitate the hard leaning, high-flying, power-sliding antics of the full-size short course machines. Mike debuted the TRAXXAS race te
Mike and Mark Jenkins are no ...
traxxas.com, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Mike and Mark Jenkins are no strangers to full-throttle racing, as the pair behind Jenkins Brothers Racing are experienced road racers in the SCCA's Mazda MX-5 Cup series.
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Mike Jenkins, driver of the no. 47 Traxxas Pro 4X4. Mike Jenkins, driver of the no. 47 Traxxas Pro 4X4.
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Jenkins Brothers Racing assembled a top-flight crew and put together a competitive Pro 4X4 truck (driven by Mike Jenkins) and a Pro 2WD machine (with Mark Jenkins behind the wheel).
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Mike and Mark Jenkins' performance improved steadily throughout their first year of short-course racing.
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By the season's end, Mark had a best finish of fifth place with his Pro 2WD machine, and Mike Jenkins made the podium twice with two third-place finishes behind the wheel of his Pro 4X4 truck.
"Our association with the Formula ...
www.fourwheeler.com, 18 June 2014 [cached]
"Our association with the Formula Off-Road Series provides the perfect forum for Traxxas to showcase the extreme capabilities and incredible fun our vehicles deliver," said Traxxas President Mike Jenkins.
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In several events, most notably the X Games, Austin, Texas, resident and Traxxas owner Mike Jenkins will be behind the wheel of one of the life-sized Traxxas trucks.
"We are very pleased to have ...
traxxas.com, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
"We are very pleased to have Keli on the TRAXXAS team," explained Mike Jenkins, owner and president of TRAXXAS.
The company will also take their ...
www.raceoneonline.com, 14 Feb 2014 [cached]
The company will also take their commitment to the track once more as a sponsor of Jenkins Brothers Racing including Traxxas CEO Mike Jenkins (Pro 4 and Pro 2) and his brother Mark (Pro 4). The brothers finished a tight 5 th and 6th place in Pro 4 last season, with Mike also taking 5th in Pro 2.
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