Kyle Turner Takes Top Spots at the 2019 Harvest Classic

This past weekend I was at the Annual Harvest Festival and ended up doing well! Going into qualifying my E-buggy was good for the majority of the time making some small changes. I managed to TQ the first and third rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ having some good battling. After some rough nitro buggy qualifying I was able to get 3rd overall finally getting a decent run in. For the E-buggy main event, me and Cj Jelin were battling back and forth for the majority of the race, both of us having minimal mistakes I would win by about a couple seconds in the end.

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Tekin Builds EP.14 – Test, Tune, Repeat!

The final Street Eliminator episode….for this year! I swapped out our Pro2 5800kV mill for a GEN3 4.5T motor and started chasing more top speed. Since it’s so cold out and our road isn’t much in the way of traction, I decided to focus on getting the car to launch in better conditions and instead see how fast this car can go. I have to say I’m very happy with the speeds I am getting out of the 4.5T!

After slowly working my way up the ladder from the initial 44mph the Pro2 ran at stock ESC settings, I have now reached 72mph with the 4.5T, proper gearing and some tuning. I tuned the RS Pro with a HotWire 3.0 from my phone and I also kept track of each run with our Data Logging. This was key in seeing how far I could push my setup and in the end, we ended up going FASTER and keeping everything COOLER. Win-win right there! I still want to see if I can get more out of it.

The Drake Cleans Up at the 2019 Fallout Arenacross!

The 2019 Fallout RC Arenacross race was held at the Jack Giesy Arena in Ridgefield, Washington this past weekend, attracting nearly 300 entries.  Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, nitro truck, and electric buggy.  Drake went on to win the 30 minute finals in nitro buggy and nitro truck and also took the wins in A1 and A2 of electric buggy!  Andy Dibrino was the top qualifier and winner of the electric truck class. 

Adam Drake Electric Buggy:
Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition
Tekin RX8 GEN3 ESC
T8 GEN3 1900KV

Adam Drake’s RX8 GEN3 Setup Sheet

Jared Wiggins Wins 1/8 E-Buggy at Tekno Winter Series Round 1!

Had a great weekend in Omaha at the Tekno RC 1/8 Winter Series Rd1! Alex built an awesome layout to run on, thanks to him for putting on this series every year! I had a solid day of qualifying, taking both E-buggy quals for the overall TQ and 2nd in Nitro Buggy! Going into the mains I knew it would be an awesome race with Seth, Mason and I, and that it was! We battled back and fourth for the first few laps and I was able to come into the lead and stay there for a few minutes until just shorting the triple and crashing through the gap in the track wall. After that I fell back a ways to 3rd, I put my head down and caught up with Mason and after swapping positions a few times got solidly into second. At that point Seth had ran a great race and I was too far back to try and catch up, coming home second! In E-buggy, my EB48 was feeling awesome and I would lead tone to tone with an 11 second victory! Shoutout to all my Sponsors for providing me with the best equipment! Special thanks as well to Kayty for coming with and pitting me all weekend!

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Kyle Turner Double Wins at LSR Wicked Weekend!

4WD Modified – TQ and 1st Place
2WD Modified – 1st Place

Last weekend I attended the Wicked Halloween race at LSR Speedway. Ended up taking the TQ in both qualifying rounds of 4wd Mod but in 2wd ended up starting 3rd on the grid. After making some changes to my 2wd, it felt a lot better and when I decided to drive consistently I would end up winning the main event. In the 4wd main event I would also take the main event win leading from start to finish while the field behind me would battle it out. Overall had a really good time seeing everyone again. 

Thanks to my parents and sponsors who continue to support me!

Tekin Builds EP.13 – Street Eliminator Tuning and Speed Runs

Finally got some nice weather in this weird fall season we have had so far, so I took the Pro-2 Eliminator outside and grabbed a handful of throttle! I only have about 30 minutes of drive time on this car so far and I still have a lot of tuning to do to make it launch straight and consistent, but the cold temperatures are definitely making my job a lot harder. After some not-so-successful test hits, I made some changes to the suspension and got the car to launch straight, although I don’t think it’s very fast due to wheel spin. I still need a sway bar and I’ll figure something out sooner or later! Looking forward to more tuning in warm weather for sure, but there is at least still something we can do with it until then; top speed.

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Tekin Builds EP.11 – Street Eliminator Beginnings

Street Outlaws, Eliminators or No-Prep cars are becoming more and more popular these days so I decided to jump into the unknown and put a car together. Drag racing is one form of RC I really have no experience with, so when I started seeing bodies, wheels and tires coming out for this class of car I knew I needed to build one. With a little research and chatting with some pro racers about these cars, I put a parts list together and started the build.

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Tekin Drivers Dominate the Southern Nationals!

Joe Bornhorst 1st – Brandon Rose TQ & 3rd – Ryan Lutz 4th – Jared Wiggins 5th

It was a great weekend for Tekin Drivers at the 2019 Southern Nationals in West Monroe, LA! Tekin/Serpent Driver Brandon Rose TQ’d the highly competitive E-buggy and claimed the pole position for the main events. The battles were epic and in the end, it would be Tekin/Tekno Driver Joe Bornhorst with the win, Brandon Rose 3rd, Tekin/Agama Driver Ryan Lutz 4th and Tekin/Tekno Driver Jared Wiggins 5th.

All four drivers run the RX8 GEN3 and T8 GEN3 1/8 brushless combo!

K-55 1/10 RC Rally Truck – Full Details & Breakdown!

The K-55 was a huge project that we worked on for months. After the first build, the M-55, we were anxious to begin on a new bigger, more feature-packed custom build. Using some of the best parts in the industry, we created a 3D-printed 1/10 Rally Truck like you’d see charging through the deserts in the Dakar Rally or the Russian highlands of the Silk Way Rally. It’s big, it’s bad and it backs up its awesome looks with awesome performance. Just like the full size, it takes a beating and keeps on trucking.

Tekin Products Used:
RX4
ROC412HD 2300kV
T-440 Steering Servo
T-120 Shift Servo

Printed on a Fusion3 F400-S Printer
Makeshaper ABS Filament

Check out the full build here: http://www.teamtekin.com/news/tekin-k

Thanks to all of our awesome partners who helped make this build a reality!

Vanquish Products
Axial Racing
RC4WD
Scale Builder’s Guild
Fast Eddy Bearings
SOR Graphics
Pro-Line Racing
Knight Customs
Altra Running
RECON G6
RC Crawler
Currie Enterprises
Method Race Wheels