18th Scale East Coast Championships
2007 18th Scale East Coast Championships

The 2007 1/18th scale East Coast Championships were held at Rc Excitement in Fitchburg Massachusetts on September 14-16th.  Racers attending came from as far south as Texas, and as far north as Canada. Tekin Team driver, Zack Barry attended the race again this year after winning the A main in the Formunla truck class last year.

Zack, having never raced a sedan before, decided to try his hand at the micro touring car class this year.  Having just built 2- M18 pro kits the week before the race.  Zack and his dad arrived at the track on Friday knowing that they had a lot to learn in a short period of time in order to prepare for the qualifiers on Saturday.  After a lot of set up tips from fellow racers, and dozens of practice runs, Zack felt fairly confident going into the qualifiers on Saturday.  After 3 rounds of qualifying, Zack had finished with the TQ  in Formula 18 truck (by 2 laps), 3rd in pro brushless micro sedan, and 5th in pro mod micro sedan.

On Sunday the mains were run. In the Formula 18 Truck class Zack had and amazing 28 lap run, winning by a full 2 laps using the Mini Rage with 6.9Kv Redline Mini Motor. Next, Zack ran his Tekin powered M18 pro in the pro brushless A main. Again taking down the first place win. Finally in the pro mod class, Zack had a tough run, finishing in sixth place in the A main.

All in all it was a very good weekend, with Zack and Tekin once again proving their quality.

Formula 18 Truck

TQ + 1st Place, using the Mini Rage with the 6.9Kv Redline Motor

Pro Brushless
1st Place, using the Mini Rage w/6.9Kv Redline Mini Motor

Race photos