“This past weekend was the Golden State Electric Champs held at Racers Haven in Bakersfield, Ca. I raced Mod 4wd and 2wd. The class with most entrys was stock buggy, which was awesome to see due to the amount of shortcourse trucks out now. The event was held on Saturday only, with three rounds of qualifying and single A mains all done on the same day, it was a late one. Both my cars were great all day taking all three rounds in 4wd which gave me the confidence I needed to go and take the main event also! 2wd was a bit of a different story, Cody Turner and I had good battles all day, I took Q1 and Q2, but Cody got overall TQ with his Q3 win. The main was a ton of fun with some great racing between the two of us, Cody lead the first half till a small mistake letting me get around and hold him off till the end. Thanks to Tekin for all the help and the power!” Zack Rogers
Northwest Short Course Nationals event had over 150 total entries. I competed in the Mod 2wd class which had 45 entries itself.
Mike Mallot was at the Reo Raceway in Rockport, IN to run the Memorial Weekend Shootout. Mike’s recap “The 12 minute main started off really good and I was able to get a little bit of a jump on the field. I made a big mistake on one of the big jumps early and allowed half the field to get around me. I dropped back to 5th but I knew we still had 10 minutes to go and anything could happen. I just paced myself and starting putting in consistent laps. About halfway through I was back up to 2nd and I was catching the leader. I caught him and ran right with him for a couple of laps and watched his lines. I knew I had a faster line at the end of the straight and I went for it. He went wide once again and I was able to sneak up the inside and make the clean pass. Once I got to the lead I started picking up the pace and jumping the big triple to try and put a little space in between myself and 2nd place. It worked out pretty well as I was able to stretch out about a 15 second lead pretty quickly. Once I got out that far I just started being smooth and consistent and went on to take the win by over 20 seconds. I was super stoked to be able to run that good. The racing was intense and I was happy to be out front. My OFNA/BCE Hyper 9e was awesome and really reacted to all the changes I made throughout the day. My Tekin Electronics and AKA tires allowed me the power and grip I needed all night and day to take the TQ honors and the A main win. The PT RC Racing Oils were awesome and gave me that smooth and consistent feel I needed throughout the day. “
One of the premier annual events in the Northwest area the 25th annual Hank Perry 240 was hosted once again by RCCCS. The race was once again threatened early on by weather. Practice saw a damp but usable track for controlled practice. The track crew was in top form making sure the track was in optimal condition come qualifying.
1/10 was up first and Tekin’s Dave Gullickson was on a mission. Tq’ing the Stock truck class with his Tekin RS Redline 17.5 Losi XXXTcr. Dave used the same truck to Tq the Mod truck class again using a Tekin RS Redline 17.5 system! Dave would stay focused taking the Stock Truck title by taking A1 and A2 in dominating fashion. In Mod truck Dave would have some fierce competition with Justin Wilde. The two would both take one of the first A mains. The title would come down to A3 where Justin would just edge out Dave for the overall top spot.
In 1/8 Electric Buggy with a field of over 40 cars local hero Jeremy “PG-13” Potter would put himself in the 4th position after tough rounds of qualifying. Tires were key to this class choosing the right set was the difference from 1st to 6th. This field was heavy with talent with fellow Tekin Team drivers Jason Hunt and Jesse Munn in the class. In the end Tekin privateer Brady Johnson would take the top spot taking both A1 and A3. Jeremy Potter would take 4th overall followed by Jason Hunt(6th) and Jesse Munn(10th).
Photos by Bethany Chamberlin
Palm desert raceway hosted Round 6 of the Grass Roots Summer Series. 25 Drivers were all aiming for the top spot in the Pro 4 Short Course class. Tekin’s Brian Sullivan would Tq the heavily contested class with his Tekin powered Losi Panther shod ride! Brian would go on to win the overall in this class using his Rx8 Sc4x equipped Losi Ride. Brian also used Panther Switch 2.0’s in soft compound.
2011 Indiana Electric State Champs hosted at Raceworld Raceway in GRIFFITH, IN held May 20-22nd.
Mike took 1st Place Mod Truck again using only a 13.5 Redline/RS PRo setup! Mike: “I won A1 with some exciting battles the entire race. Running away with A2 sealing the deal on the victory!”
Tekin would like to welcome Doug to our race team. Doug has been racing for over a decade with great success. Doug aka “Casper” is a well known and respected racer that spends as much time on his own race program as he does helping others online in the many r/c forums such as Losi’s Tech forum and RC Tech.
You will catch Doug racing in and around the Socal area OCRC, West Coast, Hotrod Hobbies and other fine racetracks.
“Long Beach, Washington, is famous for its clam digging, pristine coastal/drivable beach line, kite flying competitions and other summertime activities and this year was host to AWCC Qualifier Round #3. In 2010, Rocky Carlson, or Rockpile as he is known on the rccrawler.com boards, stumbled upon this very unique spot at the south end of Long Beach. Nestled against an amazing backdrop and what looks to be like a natural rainforest, especially if you’re from Southern California where vegetation grows because you bought some plants and irrigation from Home Depot, the spot could not have provided a better mix of scenery, accessibility and most importantly, amazing rock. With the compilation from the local clubs of ORCRC, WPRCCA, and WARCRC the event saw over 60 competitors in the highly coveted 2.2 Pro Class and 7 new competitors in the sportsman class ready to get their feet wet in the creative, exciting and just plain fun hobby of RC Rock Crawling.” Squirrel
Scott Hughes and his Tekin FXR T-Series powered XR10 took 2nd place in the Pro 2.2 class.