The Northwest Buggy Champs race was held in Pasco, WA. Tekin CS manager Jeremy Potter as well as a host of team drivers were in attendance.
The qualifying format was rocket rounds putting Joe Scales on the pole, Jeremy Potter(Tekin) on the 2, Nick Buechler(Tekin) on the 3. Nick would win A1 after battling with Tekin teammate Jeremy Potter who finished 2nd. A2 Jeremy Potter would take the win setting up the A3 showdown for the overall. After multiple lead changes, the top 3 all finished within 2 seconds with Buechler taking the win, Keith Hadley taking 2nd, Jeremy Potter taking 3rd. that would give Buechler the overall win, Jeremy Potter 2nd, and Keith Hadley taking 3rd. Buechler and Potter both running the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen3 lineup of motors.
Norcal hobbies hosted the Northern California Belts Race Championship with over 120 entries located in San Jose, Ca. Tekin driver Mason Eppley would make the treck and attend this race. He would take Rd4 of the rocket round qualifying with his Tekin powered Xray. Tragedy would occur in his 2wd buggy grenading the ilder gear with no spare to be found ending his run in 2wd buggy.
Eppley In A1, would have a perfect race and almost lap the field as well as setting track record for overall time and fast lap with a 13.9. A2 would be similar, Eppley would traction roll early in the race causing a great battle between himself and Rudy Rico. Unfortunately right after Mason would pass Rudy for the lead, he would break and Eppley would take the win in A2 lapping the field and securing the overall win in 4wd buggy! Eppley chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen3 motor to power his Xray XB4.
Ellis Stafford getting his “mojo back” managed to take the Tq and win the 3rd round of the BRCA National Series at Eden Park Raceway, beating Neil Cragg and Lee Martin. Started out dry and we were all running lay down cars then rained and we switched to stand up for the last round of qualifier and the finals. My Tekin RSX and Redline series of motors were on point. Ellis ran a 7.5 in his lay down car, and 8.5 in his stand up car. Ellis was also utilizing the latest software the team has been testing the past few months. Stay tuned for more info.
Herts played host to Round 3 of the BRCA 1/8 and Truggy Nationals. Jack Embling would take the TQ in both classes but it was Tekin powered Elliott Boots who came out successful in the 12-minute E-Buggy final, Tekin teammage Darren Bloomfield behind by under a second and young Jonathan Skidmore in third also running Tekin electronics. All 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 lineup of motors to power them to the podium!
Blue Rock Raceway in Perry Fl played host for 2nd Round of the Force Series. Tekin factory driver Griffin Hanna and JR Mitch were in attendance both racing E-Buggy. 125 entries, 2 rounds of rocket round qualifying and double A mains meant lots of fun was in store for the racers.
Grifin Hanna would edge out JR Mitch by just over a second to take the Tq spot. A1; JR Mitch would make an awesome superman leaping pass on Griffin to take the lead! That would allow Mitch to take the first win right in front of Griffin. In A2, Griffin would lead the pack around with all kinds of pressure from JR Mitch! The two would swap positions for the lead at least a handful of times. Griffin was able to get back out front about the middle of the race and would go on to win A2. The two would tie with their finishes and the tiebreaker was decided by the combined times of both runs. Griffin was able to take the overall win by 1.5 seconds!
Tekin would like to welcome Darren Bloomfield to the race team. Darren has a proven track record of excellence in many forms of racing. Darren is the point man for Nemo Racing and Agama racing program. “Having tried Tekin on his own with great success it only made sense for us to collaborate with a driver with his level of experience and success. We are happy to make this announcement and we all look forward to working with him.” Randy Pike Tekin Team Manager.
This past weekend Darren Bloomfield and the top UK guys all headed to the second round of the UK E-buggy nationals at whats questionably the best track on the UK scene, Kent model car club. After some over night rain and a consistent drizzle as they all arrived at the track, practice was interesting with a lack of traction, with it fast drying and a few more cars circulating, it was soon to start drying and for P2 was showing signs for a good day.
Round 1 of 3 came round quick and Darren was able to take second in the round with Boots a 4. Round 2 had Tekin powered Elliott Boots take the Tq with Bloomfield coming home in 2nd for the round. With an ever changing track the 3rd and final round, which would see Darren, Lee Martin and Elliott Boots all show there speed for the top spot of the 12 minute main. Darren using his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC paired with 8 Gen2 2050, took the overall fastest time of the day by nearly 2 seconds along with that the Round TQ and top qualifier ahead of the 12 minute A main event.
It would be a sketchy start in the first corner with Darren hooking up on a pipe and allowing Elliott and Lee straight through, after getting hooked up and slowed down with some clinging on chasing pack, Darren soon shook them off and concentrated on catching the leader of Lee martin some 8 seconds ahead with just 7 minutes of the main remaining, whilst putting in some fastest laps of the day, Darren got the gap down to just .5 of a second and with a small error from Lee, Darren found himself in the lead and heading for the finish tone, all in all a great day for Darren with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC, T8 G2 2050 motor in his NemoRacing/Agama A215-E taking TQ honors and a hard fought out 1st position in the A main.
“What an awesome weekend. TQ and win, really getting to grips with the products now. Stuff works flawlessly. Thank you for supplying me with the best I could ask for.” Darren Bloomfield
The final round of the DBRL(Dirtburner Racing League). Tekin team driver Kevin Morales dropped into the 2wd Modified and 4wd SCT classes. He recaps the day;
“My Tekin powered TLR 22 3.0 was dialed all weekend on Pro-line Microns rear and Electron front tires! I took TQ in round 1 of qualifying and never looked back. With a stacked main behind me, I had a solid and consistent run in the main holding 1st from wire to wire.
4wd SC was much of the same story with a round 1 TQ, I was able to dial in my TLR SCTE 2.0 before the main. My Spektrum servos were working overtime today, but they got the job done flawlessly. With Pro-line MC Electrons to ride on, I was able to wrap up the win and overall championship in both classes!
Thank you to all of my sponsors for your continued support!” Kevin Morales
This past weekend the West Australian State Champs was held. Tekin factory driver in training Brayden Johnston son of team driver Darren Johnston managed to take two State Titles this weekend.