18 Wheeler wins the “Road to the Nationals”

This past weekend was the final race in our local “Road to Nationals” points series at Hobbytown SRS in Phoenix, Az which will host the Roar 1/10th Electric Nationals next week. Tekin factory driver Chris “18” Wheeler reports:

“I competed in the two very competitive classes which were 2wd 17.5 Buggy and 2wd Modified Buggy. 17.5 buggy having the most entries consistently through out the series and was by far the closest class in points.

17.5 buggy- Going into this final round I was tied for the points lead with 3rd place just two points back so it was anybodies series to win. After qualifying I would end up with the TQ which then gave me a one point lead going into the A-main. In the main I would have a slight bobble early that would drop me to 2nd where I would stay till the end deciding not to push to hard as the leader wasn’t in the top 3 in points so I simply need to finish 2nd to take the overall points victory which I did.

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Tekin RS Gen2 SpecTekin Redline Gen2 17.5, TLR 22 2.0 Gearing-35/72

Mod buggy- In mod buggy I would come into the finals in second place 7 points back from the leader so would need some luck if I was going to move up. Although my car was very good and competitive with me qualifying 2nd to Spencer Rivkin and finishing 3rd to him and Tanner Denny this would not be enough to move me up in points so I would finish second overall for the series.

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Tekin RSXTekin Redline Gen2 8.5, TLR 22 2.0 Gearing- 21/70

17.5 buggy- Going into this final round I was tied for the points lead with 3rd place just two points back so it was anybodies series to win. After qualifying I would end up with the TQ which then gave me a one point lead going into the main. In the main I would have a slight bobble early that would drop me to 2nd where I would stay till the end deciding not to push to hard as the leader was not in the top 3 in points so I simply need to finish 2nd to take the overall points victory which I did.

Thank you for all the help and support!”  Chris Wheeler

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