Matt Olson checks in from Round 2 of the TNS Series:
“What a way to end the year with a great weekend out at TNS Round #2 held by Coyote Hobbies in Victorville CA. I ended up with a TQ and Win in 1/8 buggy with my MIP Pro8 super light E-buggy powered by Tekin Gen2 speedo and Tekin 1950KV T8i motor. I held the fastest lap times all weekend in 1/8 scale and second fastest single lap overall for the track record just getting edged out by 4×4 1/10 buggy. All the equipment performed flawlessly and couldn’t have done it without the right power-plant. Thank you Tekin!” Matt Olson
L2R Lucas Sanford 2nd, Matt Olson 1st, Tyler Robinson 3rd.
Lucas Sanford chimes in as well:
“I cannot express how happy I am with the performance of my Kyosho MP9e TKI on AKA clay Typos. The Tekin T8i motor and RX8 Gen 2 ESC was perfect for the very small Coyote Hobbies layout, and even though the car was 440 grams heavier than some of the eBuggy Lite cars, with the correct tires, the MP9e still ran slightly faster lap times.”
The Outback Raceway hosted it’s annual “Pay it Forward” race again this year. Each entrant donates an new unwrapped toy which goes to the local Torres Shelter. With over $1500 in toys being donated this year alone.
Mason Epley a young talented local driver which was recently picked up by Tekin would take the big win in the 4wd mod buggy class. Fellow Tekin teammate Jason “Mo” Moberly was coming on strong at the end of the race but ran out of time to chase down the young driver. Both Mason and Jason chose the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 6.5T motor.
Jason Moberly would once again dominate the 2wd SCT class with his Tekin powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0. Mo would Tq and take the win. Joining Mo on the box in 3rd was Tekin powered Drew Lorenzo. Both drivers choosing Tekin Gen2 esc’s and Redline Gen2 motors.
Jeff Lorenzo would dominate the 2wd Stadium truck classes in both stock and mod. Jeff chose the Tekin RSX in his Mod ST Truck and the RS Gen2 in his stock truck. Both were powered by an 8.5 Redline Gen2 and 17.5 Redline Gen2 respectively.
Recently Round 4 of the Washtenaw Raceway’s points races was held. Located in Saline MI, Washtenaw Raceway’s hosted a total of 95 racers at the event with some very fast local guys in attendance. The track was a true michigan style clay which made it a very dusty surface which made for some very food racing.
In the 4wd SC Truck class Brad Rippee was able to tq every round of qualifying and led the main wire to wire winning by almost 2 laps followed by Nankin Hobbies Patrick Deguise and Matt Lemorie. This could only be done with the power of the Rx8 Gen 2 and Pro4HD 4300kv motor.
“I would like to thank my sponsors Tekin and Nankin hobby and as always my parents for supporting me. Now time to start gearing up for the 2015 CRCRC Midwest Champs race in January” Bradley Rippee
This past weekend was the third round of the CRCRC Winter Racing League held at Sparks Park in Columbus Ohio. Totally entries at this event were right under 200, with one of the biggest classes being 1/8 Electric Buggy.
On Saturday morning the heats would go well for Tekin factory driver Joe Bornhorst setting Tq in the 4wd SCT, going faster in every round throughout the day. In 1/8 E-buggy, Tekno teammate Ian Cameron put up a good fight taking the TQ in round 2 from Bornhorst. Bornhorst would get it back in the third and final rounds taking overall Tq. Both A-main events went to plan for Joe with a clean start in both, making clean runs pulling away from the pack and getting the wins in both 4wd SCT and 1/8 E Buggy!
Tekno and Tekin also went 1-2 in E-Buggy with Ian Cameron coming in second with both drivers choosing the Tekin RX8 Gen2 and Gen2 T8 1900.
Side note, Tekno and Tekin swept the 4wd SCT podium with Devin Chesney coming in second and Ian Cameron coming in third, with all of us using the Tekno SCT410 and Tekin RX8 Gen2 and Pro4 4600 motors.
“Huge thanks to all of my sponsors for all of the continued support, Tekno RC, Tekin, AKA, Magic Hobbies, MIP, Avid, SMC Batteries, PT RC Racing Oils, The Radio Impound Podcast, and 92zero Designs. Now time to start getting geared up for the CRCRC Midwest Championships coming up in early January.” Joe Bornhorst
The RCPro Series finals and Toys for Tots race was held this past weekend. Tekin powered Tyler Hooks was able to take the overall Tq in the 1/8 E buggy class over Tekin teammate Brian Henn. The two would fight it out taking 1-2 which would give Tyler the overall RC Pro Series Title. All drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motors to earn their respective positions.
Tyler would start 2nd in the 1/8 E Truggy class. He would handily take A1 and A2 to wrap up his second RC Pro Series Title! Tyler chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motor to win his title.
On Saturday December 6th, AMS raceway hosted their annual Toys for Tots race.
In 1:8 E Buggy it was back and fourth between Nick Vasquez and Kevin Morales fighting for TQ. In the 3rd round Morales ended up taking TQ with a 14/5:08 run. Morales ran uncontested during the main to take the win, followed by team Tekin drivers Brad Rippee and Nick Vasquez. All 3 drivers would run the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 motor/esc systems.
Kevin would take the win in the Pro2 SC Truck division. Kevin says “My Tekin powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0 MM was on rails all day and had tons of smooth power to take the TQ overall. I ran smooth in the main and ended up taking the win from wire to wire. My Tekin electronics ran consistent and smooth all day! I also want to thank TLR, Horizon Hobbies, Tekin, Proline, and Darkside Designs for all of the continued support!”
Nick Vasquez would also take the win in the 4wd Mod Buggy class running his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 powered HotBodies D413 buggy.
Kevin would also take 2nd in Mod ST Truck behind Dakota Phend.
Recently signed James Raschko used the Tekin RSX esc and 7.5 Redline Gen2 motor last night at the Toys for Tots race in Mod Buggy and Mod SCT at 702 Raceway. James would take the win in the Pro2 SC Truck class. Travis Brock would join him taking 4th.
Travis Brock would bring the pain in the 2wd Stock buggy class taking the overall Tq with his Tekin powered TLR 22 2.0 Rm buggy. Travis would go onto win the main handily running a Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 17.5 combo.
James Raschko would also take 2nd overall in the Mod 2wd buggy class running the same combo. Tekin teammate Jacob Haas would take 4th overall.
Held at the new RC Tracks in Las Vegas Nevada right near the strip. The Kyosho Masters is an all Kyosho event where the top Kyosho drivers all around the world converge for some solid competition and camaraderie.
Tekin factory driver Elliott Boots would Tq all 3 rounds of qualifying in the 1/8 E Buggy class running the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 2050kv motor. Behind him Jared Tebo and Cody King battled for the second spot. Tebo would take 2nd followed by Cody king, Justin Fales 4th and Mikey Bustamente(Tekin) 5th.
The track was the best many have raced on in Victoria this year, out door clay with great traction and the temps where going to be high all weekend 27 to 34c. Perfect for a State title race!
Tekin factory driver Ash Peeler would take the overall Tq position in the ST Truck class which features 10.5 motors only. Starting from his P1 position Ash would take the first two rounds handily by over 10 seconds each to take the overall title. Ash would use the Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 10.5 motor to win his State Title.
Ash had a good showing in 4wd Mod buggy with his Tekin powered TLR 22-4 starting from P3 for the Triple A-mains. Ash recaps: “4wd first final saw me in third for most of the race after a bobble two laps to go, dropped me to 5th where I would finish. In the A-2 I had a good start and made it up to 2nd with 6 laps to go. The leader National Champion Mr Josh Pain was 6 seconds in front of me. My Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 6.5 powered TLR 22-4 and I would push hard making a second a lap on him! With a lap to go I just could not get past and finished half a second behind him. With Josh winning the first two mains it was a battle for second and the race was going well until a super hard hit from the side would snap my front belt and end my race, which would see me finish 4th overall.”
“As Always I would like to thank my sponsors, that help make it all possible. Tekin for the great support keeping all my cars going fast and smooth, TLR Australia for the great vehicles and support, JConcepts for the tires, wheel, body, and wing support, Savox for the servos and Stickit 1 graphics for the skins and Decals, James at PMS paint for the sweet paint jobs. I would also like to thank the club Knox Offroad car club for the awesome track and all the other racers for the good times, which is always as important as the racing.” Ash Peeler
The 2014 Toys for Tots took place in Flowood, Mississippi this past weekend. This was not only a race but a great time of the year to give to the less fortunate kids. The schedule for this event was Friday practice, Saturday 3 rounds of rocket round qualifying with single a-mains. Harrison recaps his weekend:
“Qualifying went well in Pro4 SC as I was able to secure the top qualifying spot early. In E-Truggy I had some mechanical issues early and was able to work them out by the third round taking the overall TQ. In E-Buggy was more difficult because the competition was much stiffer in this class. I was sitting fourth after round one and had a steering failure in round 2. In round 3, I was able to lay a fast and consistent run in taking the overall Tq in the final round of qualifying. The traction started to really come in for the mains which made the qualifying positions very important.
I was able to get out clean and worked through traffic well to win the Pro4 sct and E-Truggy classes. In the E-Buggy class I did not present the fastest laps but ran the most consistent which would allow me to take the win. Thanks to my sponsors: TLR/Horizon Hobbies, Tekin, JConcepts, Airtronics, Dialed, Avid and Xtreme Kleen.”
Martin ran the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc in all 3 cars, T8 Gen2’s in the 1/8 cars, and Pro4 HD 4300kv respectively in the Pro4 SC class.