weekend at Central Valley Raceway for round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series.
I was able to TQ both rounds of electric buggy, both rounds of nitro
truck, and one round of nitro buggy. I
went on to win the electric buggy final, and finish second in nitro
buggy and nitro truck after a couple of problems.
Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy. Tekin RX8 Gen 3 and T8 GEN3 1900kV motor. Pro-Line S3 Holeshot tires, Predator body, and velocity wheels. Futaba 7PX Limited Edition radio system. Protek RC 170SBL brushless servo, Protek 5600mAh 100C battery. Flash Point accessories
Tekin Teammate Kyle Turner also had a great Round 6 of the JBRL, taking the top qualifier spot in Expert Nitro Buggy and winning the 20-minute main event. Kyle and Adam battled it out in E-buggy as well with Kyle taking the 2nd spot behind Adam.
Round #5 of the Northwest Championship Tour at Skagit River Raceway in Burlington, WA was an amazing event! The 3 day race featured a Joey “The Dirt” Christensen track that provided great racing in all classes. Not even a rain-shortened Friday practice could dampen the excitement of the weekend.
My Tekno EB410 equipped with a T-250 servo, RSX Pro and Gen 3 5.5 motor was perfect. A TQ and win against a very tough field in the Mod 4wd Buggy class!
Had a blast racing the Labor Day Challenge this weekend at Clark RC Park! It’s always a good time there thanks to Tim Clark! We ran a different format than usual with a seeding round and then double mains for all classes. I was able to Top Seed both Nitro Buggy and E-buggy after a close run with Collin! In E-buggy I would take the wins in A1 and A2 after some great racing with Collin until he had an electrical problem taking him out of A2 early. In Nitro Buggy it just wasn’t my weekend for mains, I would run out of gas in A1 and have some issues in A2. I tried my best to come back and would end up 3rd overall. Congrats to Collin and Alex on their finishes! Huge thanks to Travis for all the pit help, and running to get my car when I decided to stay out too long! Thanks to all my Sponsors for their support!
We’re back with Tekin Builds and moving right into the next project! The new Vanquish VS4-10 PRO kit has been out for about a month now and we were lucky to get ahold of one out of the first batch. Ty is assembling the kit and going over some of the awesome new features the PRO kit brings to the table. New axles, the new VFD transmission and a bunch of other changes were made to the platform and we can’t wait to hit the trails! I used products from these awesome companies:
Tekin Servos are highly programmable pieces of equipment. Using the HotWire device on PC, you can customize your servo setup to suit your driving style. Create, Save and Share custom servo profiles. Adjust the feel, speed or strength, set the center point or program in warning alarms with the HotWire Servo Software.
Servo Settings Guide Use the servo settings guide on the website to follow along as we cover each parameter available.
Adjust Drag Brake on the fly from your transmitter as of V272! Setup can vary from transmitter to transmitter, ideally you need a 3-position switch that can be programmed for momentary operation. You will need TT3825 Adapter Cable to connect your ESC to a spare channel on your receiver. Check your ESC box, it is included with all of our ESCs that have a Data Port.
Tekin Servos give you unmatched feel, consistency and accuracy. Installing a T-Series servo is easy and quick setup is a breeze! Optional but advantageous, your new servo is programmable via the HotWire PC interface on Windows operating systems. We will cover that in another video soon, for now here’s the quick way to install and setup your new Tekin Servo! Feel the difference.
In 2017, we returned from Axialfest with the crazy dream of building a 1/10 Rally Truck like you’d see in the Dakar and Silkway Rally Raids. I am a big rally fan, but those big 10 ton trucks racing at speeds up to 120mph across all kinds of terrain for days on end is just intriguing and spectacular to watch. With the support of some amazing companies, we were able to bring that project to life. When that project, named the M-55 was complete and Axialfest 2018 was over, we immediately dove headfirst into the next truck build. It had to be bigger, better and faster. More features, cleaner layout and wiring and back up its looks with performance. It is safe to say, the new K-55 delivers everything we hoped it would.
We started with the basics, which included a massive pile of Vanquish Products aftermarket parts for the SCX10-II and Bomber platforms, bearings from Fast Eddy Bearings, King shocks and 2.2 ZXL tires from RC4WD, a 2-speed SCX10-II transmission and a couple WB-8HD driveshaft kits from Axial Racing. There are LED bars from Pro-Line Racing, more LEDs from the interwebs soldered up by yours truly, an ESS ONE+ sound module and of course, Tekin gear to push the beast, shift gears and steer. 2 ProTek LiHV 8200mAh packs provide the go juice for the RX4 speed controller, the 2300kV ROC412 HD brushless motor, the T-440 steering servo and the T-120 shift servo. The livery is custom Tekin-designed and printed by SOR Graphics. Check the end for the complete build sheet and truck specs!
Wild West Raceway in Winchester, Ca hosted round 5 of the
JBRL Niro Series last weekend. It was a great turnout with over 125
entries. Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, but suffered
a flameout during a pitstop and fought his way back to third.
Drake took the victory in electric buggy followed by Jared Wiggens and