2013 Tekin Showdown Huge Success!

This past weekend kicked off the 2013 Tekin Showdown race at TQ Speedway and Hobbies in Boise,ID. TQ hast hosted this event from it’s inception and provides a great facility for people from all over the Northwest to converge and enjoy some tight racing. With over 150+ entries this would be the largest Tekin Showdown to date!

In 4wd Buggy Nick Buechler would qualify 4th in the A main followed by Ty Campbell(6th). This class was tight tight tight! In A1, AE’s John Walentia, Kobe Yonker, and Nick battled hard for the top three spots. Nick would take 2nd with Walentia taking the win and Yonker 3rd. Yonker ended up taking the overall with Walentia 2nd and Buechler 3rd. Nick chose the Tekin RS Pro and Redline Gen2 8.5 motor. Tekin teammate Jeremy Potter would take 4th along with Ty Campbell 6th both using the same power combination.

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Starting from the middle of the back Tekin team drivers Ty Campbell (4th), Nick Buechler(5th), Jeremy Potter(6th) would have their work cut out for them in the Mod Stadium Truck class. When the dust settled Nick Buechler would take 3rd overall, Campbell 4th, and Potter 5th. All 3 drivers chose the RS Gen2 and Gen2 Redline series of motors.

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Tekin’s own “The Prez” Jim Campbell would run one of the most fun classes to watch of the weekend, Short Course Buggy. Jim would take a stock out of the box Team Losi SCB, drop in some Tekin electronics and take on the competition, some of which were running full blown race SCB’s loaded with factory goodies and mods. The “Prez” would even be racing on stock tires and wheels on the hard packed dusty track proving that this class is “out of the box” fun while being competitive with the best race trucks. The “Prez” would drive consistent always being near the top in both A1 and A2. The title however would come down to A3 with different winners of the first two mains. The top 3 would be out in front of the pack with the “Prez” sitting in 3rd picking off lapped traffic. With 2 minutes to go P2 would bobble giving the “Prez” the position and letting him track down the leader. With only 45 seconds to go the “Prez” was poised to take the lead and set back waiting to pounce. The “Prez” was able to make the difficult triple double every lap while P1 was having to double double single the section. That was all the “Prez” needed and he’d capitalize on the very last lap to take the overall win by literally jumping over P1 to take the lead and overall SCB Title! The “Prez” chose the RS Gen2 and Gen 2 Redline in 9.5T.
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Team Tekin powered Michael Reedy would also take 3rd place in Pro 2 Lite using a Tekin RS and Redline 17.5 motor to a 3rd spot on the podium.
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Tekin’s own team manager Randy Pike would run the new Tekin Pro 2 motor in the Pro 2 Mod SC class taking a 3rd overall showing off the immense Tekin power in his TLR 22SCT.
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The Tekin crew would like to thank TQ Speedway and Hobbies for once again hosting a great event, we all look forward to returning next year!

The entire Pro 4 Mod SC podium would feature Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 power. Tekin power was in nearly every truck in the Amain proving once again the Rx8 and  Pro 4 are a must have item in the 4wd SC class. Tim Hethcox would take the top spot with Tekin driver Josh Karrick 2nd, Lillywhite 3rd.

More pictures and video can be found here.

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