Round 4 of the Northwest Championship Tour took place in Pasco, WA this last weekend at the Tri-Cities RC Raceway. Entries peaked at over 300 and the field was stacked with top drivers from all over the Northwest. Tekin Driver Tayler Wonders left it all out on the track with both of his Tekno 1:8 scale buggies and dominated the field in qualifying, securing TQ and ultimately took the win in both coveted classes!
New to the Tekin brushed motor line-up, the 5-Slot version of our popular HD series brushed motors offers extremely smooth performance and superior throttle resolution. Perfect for lighter competition rigs or small tire scale vehicles, the 5-Slot motors put full control of your truck or buggy right in your hands. Available in 12T, 16T and 20T variants, we have a motor that will fit your needs.
This buggy has been a fantastic build start to finish! Tekno cars are built really well and everything fit together perfectly. This episode covers installing an RSX Pro 1/10 Brushless ESC, our new GEN4 6.5T Modified Brushless Motor and a T-190 Steering Servo.
We are proud to announce the GEN4 line of motors are shipping, so check your hobby shops!
The GEN4 is a completely new platform consisting of SPEC-R, Modified and Eliminator series motors. We tailored each for specific applications from Spec classes to Modified and now Drag Racing. Choose your GEN4!
The 20th Episode of Tekin Builds brings us a Tekno RC EB410.2 build! Join in on building a buggy in 22 minutes (ha, if only) and have it ready for our RSX Pro, 6.5T GEN4 and T-190 installs. I’m pretty excited to drive a Tekno and the EB410.2 is a stout little buggy. Durability shouldn’t be an issue and I can tell this car is going to eat rough dirt tracks for breakfast judging by the thickness of the suspension arms, the 13mm big bore shocks and the 3 fluid filled diffs. It’s like a shrunk down 1:8 scale buggy platform! The build went extremely smooth and I can tell working on this car is going to be very straightforward with all the easy access to the diffs. Tuning options galore, we should be able to dial this buggy in for any surface.
Winter sure does put a damper on the outdoor RC fun for us here in Idaho, but sometimes it just takes a trip to lower elevation to get out of the snow! Finally got to put some trail time on the UMG10 build and I gotta say, this is a great rig and has become my favorite Axial vehicle to date. I love the body, the tires are perfect style and size and all the upgrades brought it together.
The JBRL Nitro Series just completed its 14th season. With an average of nearly 150 entries per event, it is easy to understand why the JBRL Nitro Series is the most popular racing series in the nation. The JBRL series visited 7 tracks this year throughout California to test the skills of its competitors over a wide range of track conditions. This exciting series is fun for the novice and expert racer alike.
Adam Drake was the big winner taking home three championships in Expert Nitro Buggy, Expert Nitro Truck, and Electric Buggy.
Thank you to Jimmy Babcock and the entire JBRL crew for a successful series. We hope to see everyone soon at the races!
Expert Electric Buggy – Adam Drake Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition Buggy. TEKIN RX8 GEN3 TEKIN T8 GEN3 1900KV
The Winter Rage at the X in Walla Walla, WA is shaping up to be a big Northwest event! Tekin Team drivers had a great weekend at the X-treme RC race facility. Kevin Soukoroff was the man to beat in the 2WD Modified Buggy and Truck classes, locking up the TQ in both and claiming the #1 spot on the grid for Sunday’s triple A-Mains! Souk was on rails in Mod Truck and locked up the overall win after A2, letting that truck rest and watch the rest of the field battle it out in A3.
Matt Dortmund had a great weekend as well, winning the ultra-competitive 4WD Modified Buggy class after 3 A-Main battles with fellow team mate Kevin Soukoroff and TQ in the class, Robert Sorjonen. It came right down to A3 to determine the overall winner and Dortmund was on a mission to bring home that win. Matt also came away with a 2nd place finish in the 4WD Stadium Truck class!
2WD Modified Truck – Kevin Soukoroff TQ & 1st 2WD Modified Buggy – Kevin Soukoroff TQ 4WD Modified Truck – Matt Dortmund 2nd 4WD Modified Buggy – Matt Dortmund 1st / Kevin Soukoroff 3rd
Hope everybody had a great holiday season and Happy New Year! It’s 2020 now, wow. The Pro-MT was a lot of fun over break, it thrashes the snow and is definitely a GREAT option for bashing! The 2300KV ROC412 HD on 4S provides plenty of bash power and should get us speeds up into the 40’s with the stock gearing. Having a full setup of Element Proof products let us play in the snow for hours over break with absolutely no issues!