Adam Drake Wins JBRL Rd. 5!

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 C.J Jelin.  

Electric Buggy:

Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy.

Tekin RX8 GEN3 and Tekin T8 GEN3 1900 KV motor.

Joe Bornhorst wins 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric Title!

This years ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals was held at Adrenaline RC Raceway in Winchester, Virginia which was luckily only a 5 hour drive for me. I made the drive down on Tuesday to finish getting things prepped and then practice started on Wednesday. From the first time on the track I felt very comfortable with all of my cars and knew I was going to have a good shot at racing for the titles.

Throughout seeding and qualifying it became quite clear that where you started in the main events was going to be crucial because there was not very many passing opportunities on this layout, so clean runs and good points were a must. At the end of qualifying, I ended up in the TQ spot in Truggy, 4th in SCT and 7th in Buggy after some really close runs with the rest of the drivers in attendance. 

For the mains, we had Triple A Mains on tap for all 3 classes. For Buggy starting in 7th, I knew I was going to have to be pretty aggressive to make anything happen results wise. I tried my best, but with some rough luck I was only able to end up 8th overall. In SCT, I had some really good races with both Tebo and Lutz and was able to grab the last podium spot in 3rd. In Truggy, I was able to take advantage of my TQ spot and put in two clean runs in A1 and A2 to take the wins and grab my 2nd ROAR National Championship!

Overall, it was a great weekend for me and I’m proud of my results. Thank you to all of the companies that back me and allow me to do my job to the best of my ability!

Image courtesy of LiveRC.com

Dominykas Eicinas wins the 2019 Lithuanian Off-road Championship!

On 27th of April I participated in the first round of the 2019 Lithuanian off-road championship. The event took place in Kaunas. Dominykas recaps:

“Q1: During practice I thought I had a good setup, just needed to get the car to be smoother through the rough sections. Pace was good, but a couple of mistakes gave me 4th place. Almost all the guys were really quick (or maybe I wasn’t fully out of the winter break 🙂 ).
Q2: Change of tires and lower ride height gave me the stability I needed. 1st place, but only 0,85 from 2nd place. Top 4 were 4 seconds apart.
Q3: Steady pace with no mistakes gave me 1st place and a 10 second gap to 2nd place.

R1: Took TQ in qualifying. In 2nd place was TLR’s driver Domantas Cesiulis who was really quick but had a tendency to make mistakes. Had a great start, tried not to make mistakes. Domantas saw a gap and overtook me. But after a while he had a contact with a backmarker. After that 3 drivers battled for 2nd place which allowed me to pull away. But once a said to myself ,,just don’t make mistakes’ my pace dropped a bit. Took 1st place with 4 seconds to 2nd place.

R2: On the practice lap before the race my car switched off unexpectedly. Somehow my dad and my friend got the car going again. This final was a bit easier, but in the beginning I needed to defend from Domantas a lot. But in happened again that he pushed his car too much and made mistakes which allowed me to take 1st place!!!


After the A2 final I had secured a 1st place finish, which allowed me to skip the A3 final, as it wasn’t necessary. Overall, I’m really happy with a great start to my 2019 season. A  TQ and Win is a great result!”

Dominykas chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen3 ESC, T8 Gen3 motor to power him to this win.

John Michael McGinty wins the Spring Sting!

Badlands Spring Sting race.  There were 140+ entries for this event.
In Pro E-Buggy JM3 was able to TQ and take home the win in the main. Tekin factory driver John Michael McGinty III was in attendance.

In Pro Nitro Buggy JM3 qualified 4th.  He took the lead after a couple minutes and led the rest of the 30 minute main to take the win.

Running the full line of Tekin servos, Rx8 Gen3, and T8 motor in his E-Buggy along with Tekin Servos in his nitro buggy where “they are working great!”

Joel Eaton wins the 2019 April Fools Classic!

Having solid qualifying sitting qualified 2nd in 17.5 Expert Stock Buggy
8th in 2wd Modified Buggy Joe would have stellar race results in hos own words:

“Race results. A1 and A2 win to secure 17.5 overall win (none too soon Ezra TQ was insane fast in A3) A1 8th A2 6th A3 2nd to secure 4th overall in 2wd Mod and I think I squeaked out hot lap of the weekend for 2wd mod in A3 finally felt like my car was good in the last main, but 8th is a long way back to have done any better from there I don’t think.

Thanks to my fantastic sponsors: Focus RC, Xray, RC America, Tekin, and Focus Lidz.”

Joel use the Tekin RS Pro BE esc and Tekin Spec R 17.5 motor adjusted using a Tekin Hotwire 3.0 BLE.

Joe Bornhorst takes 2nd at the 2019 DNC!

Joe Bornhorst had a hard fought battle during the entire weekend. His
Tekin Rx8 Gen3 ESC and T8 1900kv Gen3 powered Tekno EB48 buggy would put him into the lead early in the A-main but the track would reach out and touch nearly every driver on at some point. Joe was able to bring it home for a solid 2nd place overall.

Joe chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen3 ESC and T8 1900kv Gen3 motor programmed by the Tekin Hotwire 3.0.

RS Pro BE wins Snowbirds!

Arguably the best ESC for stock or spec class racing had a dominating performance at the 2019 Snowbird Nationals in not only team driver’s cars but drivers who chose the ESC knowing it’s an advantage.

On-road Results:

Dave Johnson taking the win, Eric Anderson finishing 2nd in Touring Stock Can-Am which uses handout motors.

Jeff Dayger taking the win, Mike Hanulec in 3rd. Another Can-Am class utilizing handout motors.

Dave Johnson taking the win, Jared Mowery 3rd, Andrew Mowery 5th in the USGT 21.5 class.

Oval Results:

Eric Salvas Mud Boss winner(RS Spec used)

Eric Salvas 1st, Steve Salvas 2nd and Tq in the Pro RTC division.

Eric Salvas 2nd, Steve Salvas 4th in 13.5 Pro Stock

Eric Salvas missed Tq in Pro Modified by .1 second. Turning the fastest lap on the Snowbirds carpet oval: RS Pro BE Gen3 3.5T motor 2.928 second, top 10 average of 2.957!

Wiggins wins Rd4 of the Tekno Winter Series

“Solid day out in Omaha for the Tekno RC 1:8 Winter Series! Thanks to Alex for all the hard work he puts in to give us a place to race in the winter, well worth the 5 1/2 hour drive! I raced both Pro Nitro Buggy and Ebuggy this time around and with 115 entries

In E-buggy I came out swinging and was able to get by Mason a couple minutes in and kept it clean to take the overall win by 14 seconds! Thanks to my Parents and all my Sponsors for their help! ” Jared Wiggins

Jared chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen3 ESC and T8 1900kv Gen3 motor to power his latest win!