Dean Steenmans



Career: 2006 – present 1/8th Off-Road Nitro ( Electric 1/10 1989 – 2009)
Age: 27
Birth date: September 23 1983
Hometown: Durban KZN
Mechanic: Gareth (Guppz) Deeble
Nickname: Stoneman
Hobbies: Anything RC related

Chassis: TLR
Engine: Novarossi
Tyres: TLR
Fuel: Byron Fuel’s
Electrics: Spektrum

Sponsors: Privateer


I grew up with RC as my parents started a Hobby Shop (Denkit Hobbies) in 1984. I started racing at club level when I was 4 years old and did my first Nationals when I was 6 years old. I have mainly raced 1/10th Electric off-road throughout my career. I started racing 1/8th Off-Road in 2006 and have ever since. I have won the Buggy National title for the last 5 consecutive years. The highlight so far of my racing career was the World Championships in Pattaya Thailand 2010. I was able to finish 39th overall and being the only privateer in the top 50 maybe even Top 60 is awesome.

Favourite track: Mandalay Raceway in Pietermaritzburg South Africa
Favourite Event: World Championships
Best RC moment: Finishing 39th overall at the worlds Thailand 2010
Goals: Become a factory driver and being a main finalist at the Worlds
Best RC buddies: 
RC Rivals: The best drivers in the world

Career Highlights:

– 39th Overall 1/8th World Championships Pattaya Thailand 2010
– 5 X South African Buggy Champion 2006-2010
– 2 X African Cup Buggy Champion 2006,2008
– 2008 1/8th World Championship participant Charlotte USA
– 2 X South African Truggy Champion 2007,2010
– 4 X 1/10 Electric Off-Road World Championship participant( 4th 2WD- 2009, 16th 4wd – 2001)
– Multiple South African Champion 1/10 Electric Off-Road