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.
JR Mitch takes his TLR TEN SCTE 2.0, Jconcepts equipped, and Tekin/Trinity powered 4-wheel drive SCT to the overall victory in the JConcepts Indoor Nationals.
Wins at race #1 in St. Louis Missouri, race #3 in Chico California, and a 2nd in Tacoma Washington was the overall wining combination in 2014. The Tekin controlled TLR TEN SCTE 2.0 worked and drove great at three tracks, outfitted with all the latest JConcepts equipment from wheels and tires, to the style for the hi flow SCT body.
“My Tekin RX8 Gen2 worked flawlessly over the four month span. With over 12,000 miles traveled, four great tracks and meeting the great people of this hobby I love, it’s been fun and can’t wait for next year.” JR Mitch
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Tekin drivers were out in force at the Fall Brawl hosted at the Badlands RC facility.
Ryan Lutz, Max Flurer, John McGinty III and Griffin Hanna were all dicing for Tq bragging rights in the 1/8 E buggy class. Lutz would take top honors taking the overall Tq going into the mains. After the dust settled Ryan Lutz woudl take the overall win joined by Tekin teammates Max Flurer in 2nd and Griffin Hanna in 3rd. All 3 drivers were using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motors adjusted as necessary with the Tekin Hotwire Gen2.
The 4wd SC Class had Max Flurer taking the overall Tq. Flurer and Lutz would battle it out all race finishing 1-2 with Lutz taking his second win, followed by Flurer in 2nd. Both drivers were using the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Pro4 line of motors, adjusted as necessary by the Tekin Hotwire Gen2.
2wd Mod buggy was also held at the Fall Brawl and proved nothing short of exciting. John Michael McGinty III would take the overall Tq and do battle with Collin Hanna for the overall win. Both Tekin drivers would put in fast laps but Hanna would take the win over McGinty this day. The Tekin powered duo would share the podium going 1-2. Both drivers chose the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 motors with Tekin Hotwire Gen2 precision.
This past weekend the Black Friday Electric race at The Ohio RC Factory posted up 103 entries of Ohio’s fastest racers in attendance.
Tekin factory driver Dylan Gerard was able to TQ Ebuggy being the only car to get on 16 laps in qualifying. Dylan would go onto to lead the main wire to wire to bring home the win as well. Dylan was powered by the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motor.
“Saturday was a Nitro and Electric Cash race at the same track. Again, I was able to TQ Ebuggy and win the main wire to wire. My Tekin powered TLR 8ight E 3.0 was on point all weekend! RX8 gen2 speed controller and 1900kv motor is what I use for power.”
JConcepts Challenge round 2 held at Mustit RC in Moss, Norway. Factory Driver Øyvind Rasch-Olsen ran the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD 4300kv motor in the 1/8 E Buggy Lite class. He recaps:
“As always the Tekin system worked perfect. I managed to take the TQ (Won all rounds) and overall win with first place in A1, A2 and A3 main finals. All three cars on the podium ran RX8/Pro4HD combos.” Øyvind Rasch-Olsen
Mikey Bustamante was able to TQ both rounds of qualifying and win the A main of Open electric buggy at the Grand opening race at RC tracks of Las Vegas yesterday. Mikey used the award winning Rx8 Gen 2 and the T8i 1950kv motor. “Thanks for your support I am looking forward to another strong year with Tekin!” Mikey Bustamante
The Outback Raceway held its annual Turkey Shootout this past weekend. With not only bragging rights on the line but good ‘ol fashion Thanks Giving staple food on the line! 3rd place was getting a Pumpkin pie, 2nd an Apple Pie, and 1st place a nice Turkey. Over 120 entries again this year!
Tekin powered Jason “Mo” Moberly simply dominated the 2wd Mod SC class this year. Taking all 3 rounds of qualifying giving him P1 for the A-amin. In the main Jason was simply on another level with his Tekin RSX Gen2 Redline 8.5 powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0. Jason lapped up to 2nd place by the end of the main. 2nd place was Tekin powered Terry Whickum, 3rd Kyle Layton.
4wd SC was stacked with Tekin horsepower. Ryan Lutz would take the overall Tq positing going into the A-main. With the track conditions being a bit cooler this round, the high powered trucks would suffer from a bit of inconsistency in certain sections making for a win to come from the smart drivers. Lutz would take the win followed by a great battle between Randy Pike and Jeff Lorenzo. All 3 drivers would run the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and a Pro4 motor.
2wd Mod Buggy would also have Tekin on the podium. Justin Moon would battle it out hard with Tekin teammate Phil Atondo taking P2.
Phil Atondo would put his Tekin powered TLR 22-4 on the box running a Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 7.5 taking 3rd.
Drew Lorenzo would take the win running the E-buggy Lite division using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD motor combination.
Jeff Lorenzo would take the 2wd Stock Stadium truck running a Tekin RS Gen2 and Redline 17.5 Gen2 motor.
Jeff Lorenzo and Terry Whickum would go 2-3 in the Stock 2wd SC truck class running Tekin.
Tekin team drivers competed at the recent Gun Smoke Classic held at IERC Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.
Two heats of 1/8 Scale E Buggy would make for a fun race with a strong field. Tekin teammate Brian Sullivan had a very good run in the first heat taking the TQ. Tekin powered Lucas Sandford would take the overall Tq in Rd1 by 2 seconds and a near perfect run. In Q2, David Jenson pressed hard for the entire race, but Sanford had another great run taking the win. Sanfords 2nd round TQ meant he would not have to race the third qualifier, and would start on the pole for Sunday’s A-Mains, with Eric McNeil second and Brian Sullivan third.
In A1, Sanford got a great start. McNiel stayed on his bumper for a while but made a mistake and let Sullivan by. Midway through the race, Sullivan crashed on the triple and David Jenson started his charge. Jenson had a good race, but Sanford was able to pull away and beat the clock for a victory lap. In A2, Lucas got another great start and the car just got better and better as the AKA Typos heated up. Sanford was able to take the win for A2, and was able to sit out the third A-Main. David Jenson had a great race and took second on the podium, with Sullivan in third.
“My Tekin T8i motor and RX8 Gen 2 ESC powered MP9 TKI3 on AKA rubber and DE wheels, with KO radio and electronics was dialed all weekend. TheTekin T8i motor and RX8 Gen 2 ESC allowed me to weigh in at just 14 grams over the minimum weight, and made the car so nimble through the infield, it was amazing!” Lucas Sanford
1/8 Scale E Buggy Final Results:
1. Lucas Sanford (Tekin)
2. David Jesnson (Orion)
3. Brian Sullivan (Tekin)
This last weekend Tekin teammates Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst continued to build on their teammate status by both signing recently with Tekno RC. Tekno long known for their innovative electric buggy and electric truggy designs have picked up two of Tekin’s top drivers to build upon their already great team going into 2015. This was the first big race for Lutz having joined Tekno and the results speak for themselves.
Joe Bornhorst has been making a name for himself all 2014. Team manager Randy Pike said “he’s one to watch” earlier this year and nothing could be further from the truth. Joe went out and Tq’d over some of the fastest drivers in the world in the 1/8 E buggy division.
Bornhost would take A-1 with a tone to tone victory over Tekin/Tekno teammate Ryan Lutz who took P2. A-2 Joe would make a mistake in the first corner to give Lutz the lead. For the next few minutes the entire field would battle it out. Lutz would get the lead back and hold onto to take the win in A-2, Joe taking P2. A-3 would have the teammates swapping the lead countless times. Side by side for nearly 5 minutes it would come down to Bornhorst making a mistake giving Lutz gap he wouldn’t relinquish taking the overall win. Bornhorst would take P2 overall, Cody King taking 3rd. Both Joe and Ryan chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 motors to power their Tekno rides to the top positions in the field.