As the owner of Traxxas, Mike and Mark Jenkins have spent a lifetime around radio-controlled cars and trucks, and have fulfilled their passion for life-sized motorsports by competing in motocross, drag racing and road racing. After a trip to Primm, Nev. in 2007 to get an up-close look at short-course off-road racing, the duo recognized the high-intensity motorsport as the perfect fit for Traxxas. That same year, Mike and Mark then formed Jenkins Brothers racing with Mark piloting the Pro 2 and Mike the Pro 4. In 2008, Traxxas signed on as the title sponsor of the TORC Series.
Last season, Mike Jenkins claimed four top-five finishes in Pro 2wd with a trip to the podium. In Pro 4×4 he claimed 11 top-five finishes and three trips to the podium, finishing within the top five in both classes.