This was the third annual “Fall Championship” race. Tekin Team Driver Dave Ronkoski has been the 4wd Open class champion for 3 years running! For 2010 Dave was piloting his new Tekin powered Team Durango 410 in the 4wd class. First weekend out on new car Dave claims TQ in R#2 by .820 seconds, restes his own Tq in R#3 by 1.637 seconds.Top 4 Qualifiers in the “A” were separated by less than 4 seconds! It was going to be anybodies race! Dave once again finished 1st in “A” with nearly a 16 second lead and extra lap.
Dave also ran 13.5 Truck laying down Tq runs in quals1, 2 and 3. Dave made a track surface judgemet error switching tire before the A and only managed a 2nd place coming from behind with a costly spin out. Once again… My Tekin gear didn’t skip a beat all day long in this class! I had a few wanting my truck tech’d to make sure I wasn’t running a mod motor in the 13.5 Spec class. Almost every single time the truck hit the track I had people waiting for me at my pit table to ask me “What the heck did you do to that thing!”… It’s awesome to just smile and point at the Tekin gear!
The 6th Annual Toys for Tots held this year where it all started at Palm Desert R/C Raceway kicked off the morning bright and early with 111 entries.
Tekin Team Driver Dylan Rodriquez Tq’d both Electric 1/8 Buggy as well as 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy. Dylan proceeded to dominate the 1/8 Electric buggy class with a 22 10:01.71 main run. Dylan was running the Rx8 and 2050 T8 Redline motor in his Mugen/BCE Mbx6e buggy.
|Photos courtesy of Neobuggy
Held over the holiday “weekend” of November 25-28th drivers from all over the US converge to Ohio for this annual event.
Mike Haynes wins Mod TC and finishes 2nd in 17.5 TC open esc with his Hotbodies TCX.
Andrew Knaap Tq’s and wins 1/12 GTP Stock(CRC) followed by teammates Larry Fairtrace 2nd(TOP), Kenny Lambert in 3rd(CRC), and Mark Calandra in 4th(CRC).
Mike Haynes placed 2nd in 1/12 13.5 GTP(Speedmerchant) followed by teammates Kenny Lambert(CRC) 4th , Andew Knaap in 7th(CRC), and Jason Schreffler(TOP) in 9th.
Wayne Gerber Tq’d and won Masters 1/12 GTP in his CRC car.
The entire team was using the Tekin RS Pro with Vegas software supported with the Howtire USB device.
The day started off a little rough in the 1st qual as I was unable to get in a groove and made a lot of small mistakes and ended P2 for the first round. The 2nd and 3rd rounds were a lot better as I ended up setting a blistering pace in the 2nd qual and TQ for the round. The 3rd qual was the same way and the car was on rails. I ended up bettering my TQ run from the 2nd round which put me on the grid in P1 for the mains. The 12 minute main started off good as I was able to get a good jump on the start. I was out front of the main and running consistent laps with my fellow Tekin and Hobao teammate Jubal Dike running right there with me. Jubal and I were clicking off fast laps and were starting to pull away from the field until he had a bad marshal mishap which dropped him way down and allowed me to pull away from the field and put a big gap between myself and 2nd place. Once I got out to a big lead I was able to put it in cruise for the last 6 minutes of the main and run away with the win and the cash. My Hobao Hyper 9e with Tekin Power and AKA grip was the perfect combination to put me out front and keep me there all day.
The race was the 1st annual thanksgiving throwdown race at west coast raceway. Jimmy babcock was the announcer for the race and it was a blast. There were over 100 entries. I was the tq in 4wd shortcourse and took the win. I used my jammin scrt10 with my tekin rx8 and sc4x 4.5 motor. I also raced stock truck and was the tq and took the win. I used my associated factory team t4.1 with my tekin rs speed control and redline 17.5 motor.
Shaun Dunlap Tq’s and wins Mod Truck and takes 2nd in 2wd Mod Buggy.
Martin Harrion attended the Georgia State Championship race in Lilburn Georgia. Martin managed to Tq 1/8 Electric Buggy and 1/8 Electric Truggy and taking the top spot in both classes!
Jason Moberly wraps up the Norcal Series in 1/8 Electric Buggy. Jason took the overall Series Title !
Mo was running the Rx8 and Tekin T8 1900 in his Hotbodies Ve8.
All and all a great race weekend in Coral Springs, FL, at the ROAR region 4!
Dave “Double D” Duncan TQ’d and took 1st place in Stock Truck. Dave also took 1st in Stock Buggy and managed 4th in Stock Short Course truck.
Great Job Dave!
This weekend I traveled to Reo Raceway in Rockport, IN to break out the new Hyper 9E Buggy. I put in a basic setup and started from that. I got there early to get in a little practice time and get the car right and ready to do battle. I spent the better part of practice trying new things and changing things up until I finally got the car really close and feeling really good. They prepped the track before the first round of quals so I switched back to a set of SS Enduro’s. The 1st round of quals started and I was setting a blistering pace out front pulling away from the field. I ended up setting TQ the 1st round and setting a new track record for the current layout. The 2nd and 3rd rounds went about the same as the 1st. I got out to an early lead in both and just tried to put down consistent laps and learn the car a little better. In the main I went back to my go to tire the AKA SS Enduro. The main started and I got out to an early lead. I started putting in really consistent laps and was steadily pulling away from the field. In the first 10 minutes I already had a 2 lap lead so I just put it in cruise mode. I ended up winning the 15 minute main by a 3 lap margin proving the Hyper 9E will be a car to beat this winter on the tight indoor off road track. My HoBao Hyper 9E equipped with AKA tires and Tekin electronics was dialed all night long. Pretty awesome TQ and Win with first time I ever had the car on the track. Thanks OFNA/Hobao, AKA, and Tekin for making such awesome products.