Tekin factory drivers showed up ready to go at the 2015 CRCRC Midwest Champs. Held at the The Ohio RC Factory, entries sold out quickly with 480 entries total.
Joe Bornhorst would be on a mission this weekend to Tq the 1/8 E buggy and 4wd SC classes with his Tekin powered Tekno rides. He would have his work cut out for him as Tekin teammates such as MIP’s Matt Olson, TLR’s Dylan Gerard and Max Flurer , Paul Ciccarello from Serpent, as well as list of other drivers would not make it easy.
JB would lead wire to wire in A1 and repeat this feat again in A2 to make in 2 and done for the overall win! Dylan Gerard would take a well earned 2nd place overall after winning A3. Paul Ciccarello would join them on the box in 3rd overall with ultra consistent driving with a lap deviation of .75 on average in every main! All 3 drivers would be using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors.
Joe Bornhorst would go on to take the overall Tq position in the 4wd SC division, once again duking it out with his Tekin teammates to do so. The triple A-mains would be some of the best racing of the weekend. Matt Olson would take over the lead after JB would make a mistake dropping back in the field. Olson wouldn’t give up the lead and would go on to take A-1. A-2 was a great race with quite a few drivers taking the lead. After an early mistake off the infield triple, JB would drop back. Olson would take the lead only to crash on the same section on the next lap! Gerard and Rippee would get out into 1-2 and put in some clean laps. As the laps clicked off Joe Bornhorst would put on a charge taking over the lead and the win in the last few laps. A-3 JB would again have an issue on the opening lap. This time getting the racers “roll” he would only drop back one spot and quickly regain the lead. Matt Olson was hot on his heals and those two would put in some fast laps creating a gap back to 3rd. A few little bobbles from Olson would allow JB to take the win comfortably. All 3 Tekin drivers on the podium would choose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and a Pro4 HD 4300kv motor.
Tekin/TLR driver Max Flurer would also make a big showing in the 2wd Mod Pro2 SC truck division. Taking a well earned 3rd place overall with his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0 truck. Flurer would also make an A-main appearance in the 2wd mod buggy class using the same power package.
Recently RC Clubhouse in Warren, MI held the 1st Anniversary Race. Tekin powered Nick Vasquez won the E-buggy class with his RX8 Gen2/T8 Gen2 1700kv powered HB D812e and won the 1/10th scale 4wd Buggy class with his RSX/6.5T powered HB D413.
December 26 Beach Hobbies in Myrtle Beach, SC hosted their 1st annual Jingle Bell Jam.
There were 125 entries for this event with open practice Friday, quals and mains Saturday and Sunday.
2wd Mod Buggy had Tekin drivers Max Flurer, Giffin Hanna, and John Michael McGinty III. After some good racing, small bobbles and clean passes, Max Flurer would take the win. Following Max were Griffin Hanna and John Michael. Max, Griffin, and John all chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 motors to power them to the podium.
In 4wd buggy he John Michael and Max Flurer would share Tq rounds with Flurer taking the overall going into the mains. At the start of the race they took off and Max rolled it over just after the finish line on his second lap. JM took the lead and would end up lapping the field twice to take the win. Both JM and Flurer again chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 motors.
This past weekend, round 4 of the Ohio/Kentucky Winter Points Series was held at Adventure RC Raceway in Louisville, KY. Racers from Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana were in attendance to make up an impressive 248 entries. The field was very stacked in all classes.
Tekin Racing driver Dylan Gerard set the TQ in both 2wd and 4wd modified buggy and would go on to win both classes after the double A-main format.
Gerard’s cars were both equipped with Tekin RSX speed controls with a 5.5t powering his 4wd buggy and a 8.5t Redline Gen2 powering his 2wd buggy.
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.