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!
weekend at Central Valley Raceway for round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series.
I was able to TQ both rounds of electric buggy, both rounds of nitro
truck, and one round of nitro buggy. I
went on to win the electric buggy final, and finish second in nitro
buggy and nitro truck after a couple of problems.
Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy. Tekin RX8 Gen 3 and T8 GEN3 1900kV motor. Pro-Line S3 Holeshot tires, Predator body, and velocity wheels. Futaba 7PX Limited Edition radio system. Protek RC 170SBL brushless servo, Protek 5600mAh 100C battery. Flash Point accessories
Tekin Teammate Kyle Turner also had a great Round 6 of the JBRL, taking the top qualifier spot in Expert Nitro Buggy and winning the 20-minute main event. Kyle and Adam battled it out in E-buggy as well with Kyle taking the 2nd spot behind Adam.
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
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
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!
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!”