Round 4 of the Northwest Championship Tour took place in Pasco, WA this last weekend at the Tri-Cities RC Raceway. Entries peaked at over 300 and the field was stacked with top drivers from all over the Northwest. Tekin Driver Tayler Wonders left it all out on the track with both of his Tekno 1:8 scale buggies and dominated the field in qualifying, securing TQ and ultimately took the win in both coveted classes!
The JBRL Nitro Series just completed its 14th season. With an average of nearly 150 entries per event, it is easy to understand why the JBRL Nitro Series is the most popular racing series in the nation. The JBRL series visited 7 tracks this year throughout California to test the skills of its competitors over a wide range of track conditions. This exciting series is fun for the novice and expert racer alike.
Adam Drake was the big winner taking home three championships in Expert Nitro Buggy, Expert Nitro Truck, and Electric Buggy.
Thank you to Jimmy Babcock and the entire JBRL crew for a successful series. We hope to see everyone soon at the races!
Expert Electric Buggy – Adam Drake Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition Buggy. TEKIN RX8 GEN3 TEKIN T8 GEN3 1900KV
The Winter Rage at the X in Walla Walla, WA is shaping up to be a big Northwest event! Tekin Team drivers had a great weekend at the X-treme RC race facility. Kevin Soukoroff was the man to beat in the 2WD Modified Buggy and Truck classes, locking up the TQ in both and claiming the #1 spot on the grid for Sunday’s triple A-Mains! Souk was on rails in Mod Truck and locked up the overall win after A2, letting that truck rest and watch the rest of the field battle it out in A3.
Matt Dortmund had a great weekend as well, winning the ultra-competitive 4WD Modified Buggy class after 3 A-Main battles with fellow team mate Kevin Soukoroff and TQ in the class, Robert Sorjonen. It came right down to A3 to determine the overall winner and Dortmund was on a mission to bring home that win. Matt also came away with a 2nd place finish in the 4WD Stadium Truck class!
2WD Modified Truck – Kevin Soukoroff TQ & 1st 2WD Modified Buggy – Kevin Soukoroff TQ 4WD Modified Truck – Matt Dortmund 2nd 4WD Modified Buggy – Matt Dortmund 1st / Kevin Soukoroff 3rd
This past weekend I was at the Annual Harvest Festival and ended up doing well! Going into qualifying my E-buggy was good for the majority of the time making some small changes. I managed to TQ the first and third rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ having some good battling. After some rough nitro buggy qualifying I was able to get 3rd overall finally getting a decent run in. For the E-buggy main event, me and Cj Jelin were battling back and forth for the majority of the race, both of us having minimal mistakes I would win by about a couple seconds in the end.
The 2019 Fallout RC Arenacross race was held at the Jack Giesy Arena in Ridgefield, Washington this past weekend, attracting nearly 300 entries. Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, nitro truck, and electric buggy. Drake went on to win the 30 minute finals in nitro buggy and nitro truck and also took the wins in A1 and A2 of electric buggy! Andy Dibrino was the top qualifier and winner of the electric truck class.
Adam Drake Electric Buggy: Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition Tekin RX8 GEN3 ESC T8 GEN3 1900KV
Had a great weekend in Omaha at the Tekno RC 1/8 Winter Series Rd1! Alex built an awesome layout to run on, thanks to him for putting on this series every year! I had a solid day of qualifying, taking both E-buggy quals for the overall TQ and 2nd in Nitro Buggy! Going into the mains I knew it would be an awesome race with Seth, Mason and I, and that it was! We battled back and fourth for the first few laps and I was able to come into the lead and stay there for a few minutes until just shorting the triple and crashing through the gap in the track wall. After that I fell back a ways to 3rd, I put my head down and caught up with Mason and after swapping positions a few times got solidly into second. At that point Seth had ran a great race and I was too far back to try and catch up, coming home second! In E-buggy, my EB48 was feeling awesome and I would lead tone to tone with an 11 second victory! Shoutout to all my Sponsors for providing me with the best equipment! Special thanks as well to Kayty for coming with and pitting me all weekend!
Last weekend I attended the Wicked Halloween race at LSR Speedway. Ended up taking the TQ in both qualifying rounds of 4wd Mod but in 2wd ended up starting 3rd on the grid. After making some changes to my 2wd, it felt a lot better and when I decided to drive consistently I would end up winning the main event. In the 4wd main event I would also take the main event win leading from start to finish while the field behind me would battle it out. Overall had a really good time seeing everyone again.
Thanks to my parents and sponsors who continue to support me!
Part two of the Street Eliminator build is all about installing electronics, mounting wheels & tires and painting up the Pro-Line Octane body! Ty is finalizing the build and getting it ready for the first test passes out on the street!
It was a great weekend for Tekin Drivers at the 2019 Southern Nationals in West Monroe, LA! Tekin/Serpent Driver Brandon Rose TQ’d the highly competitive E-buggy and claimed the pole position for the main events. The battles were epic and in the end, it would be Tekin/Tekno Driver Joe Bornhorst with the win, Brandon Rose 3rd, Tekin/Agama Driver Ryan Lutz 4th and Tekin/Tekno Driver Jared Wiggins 5th.
All four drivers run the RX8 GEN3 and T8 GEN3 1/8 brushless combo!