This last weekend saw the running of the final round of the South African 1/10th Electric Off Road Nationals. It’s a series of 5 events with 4 of the events to count towards national ranking. This final event was to be held at the Ultra Raceway facility in Pretoria, South Africa.
Jonathan Ment and his son Jarod would compete in multiple classes. Jarod would prove quick right out of the gate posting multiple Tq runs with as much a 20 seconds on the field in the 2wd Stock Buggy class. 2wd Short Course would also see Jarod on top of the qualifying order with Tq runs in this class also. Father Jonathan would take note from his son and put in a Tq run in the 4wd SC Truck class lapping the field twice on the first run of the day. Wrapping up qualifying would have Jarod Tq in 2wd Stock buggy, 2wd SC Truck, 10th in 2wd Mod buggy(with his stock car), Jonathan sitting Tq in 4wd SC, 9th in 2wd Mod Buggy, and 8th in 4wd Mod Buggy respectively.
Mains day would prove the duo’s continue success. Jarod was first up with his stock TLR 22 2wd buggy with a flawless run giving him his first win for the day. Up again up with his 2wd Short Course, another win for the day! Next up Jonathan and and his 4wd Short Course, a win again! 3 races, 3 wins!
2wd Mod Buggy was up and had both Jarod and Jonathan starting from the back of the field. Jarod running his stock buggy in the 2wd Mod buggy class would put on a show. Starting from last on the grid, he would set a pace that would allow him to pick of the competition getting up to 2nd place just 10 seconds behind the leader. This was impressive considering it was his stock buggy in the mod class.
Jarod Ment: TQ and Win 2wd Stock, TQ and Win 2wd Short Course, 2nd Overall for 2wd Mod (with a stock car and motor!)
Jarod chose the Tekin RS Pro and Redline Gen2 motors to power his wins.
Jonathan Ment: TQ and Win 4wd Short Course, 6th Overall for 2wd Mod, 6th Overall for 4wd Mod
Jonathan chose the Rx8 Gen2 Esc, and Pro4 HD motors to get his wins.
Round 4 of the RCPro Series was hosted by Thornhill RC in Hutto, Texas. Tekin powered Tyler Hooks would TQ E-buggy with Tekin teammate Brian Henn in two sitting P2. Hooks would also go onto Tq E-truggy as well.
Hooks was able to win A1 and A2 in E-buggy to take the overall win after some early pressure from Tekin teammate Brian “Smiley” Henn. Brian would have a costly error in A-1 and further bad luck in A-2 with a mechanical. Henn would pull it back together In A-3 to take the win from tone to tone taking 3rd overall for the weekend. Both drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motors.
The Halloween Havoc was held at Addiction Rc in Ogden UT. With 167 entries the turn out was top notch. Jerrit Knight managed to Tq and win the 13.5 4wd buggy class that has become one of the most popular in the local region. Jerrit chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen2 to power him to victory. Knight wasn’t done there, he also took 2nd in 13.5 Stadium truck and 3rd in 2wd buggy running the same equipment.
Darren Lord would be on pace early on. Starting from 4th on the grid in the 4wd Mod Buggy A-main Darren would exercise a bit of patience with the rest of the field. It would pay off in the end securing 2nd overall using his Tekin RSX Gen2 Redline powered Schumacher K1 Aero.
Ash Peeler would fight his way to a 3rd place overall in the heavily contested 2wd Mod Short Course truck division. Ash chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 7.5 to give him the power to bring home the final podium position.
LCRC in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania held their annual Halloween race. Racing was fast and enjoyed by all. The largest class of the weekend being Electric Buggy with 71 entries.
Tekin driver Joe Bornhorst would Tq both the 1/8 E Buggy class and 1/8 E Truggy class handily. Starting from his Tq position Joe would simply walk away from the competition leaving them in his wake. Joe’s Tekin powered Tekno cars were simply too much for the rest of the field.
Joe chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 2000kv Motor.
Joe chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor.
“Thanks to all of my sponsors, Tekin, Tekno RC, Magic Hobbies, AKA, MIP, SMC Batteries, Avid, PT RC Racing Oils, Radio Impound Podcast, and 92zero Designs.” Joe Bornhorst.
Exeter Hobbies held their Exeter Hobbies Fall Classic which would bring over 90 entries.
Saturday Morning would bring an early start of 6am with controlled practice running till 8:30am. Tekin team drivers would be fighting each other for the overall Tq in 2wd Mod Buggy, 4wd Mod Buggy, and 2wd Mod SC Truck. Ryan Dunford would take the overall Tq over teammate Derek Stephansen in the 4wd buggy class. Derek would return the favor taking the 2wd Mod Buggy overall Tq and 2wd Mod SC Tq as well.
The 4wd buggy A-main was up next. At the start of the tone it would be a race through the option line with Dunford taking the outer lane and Stephansen through the ripples on the inside. Having gone through this line all day with no mistakes, Stephansen would bobble on the first lap sending him to tenth. This would remove all pressure from Duford who was on point with his Tekin powered TLR 22-4. Running the RSX and Redline Gen2 5.5 motor, he pulled away from the field leading wire to wire for the 7 minutes never worrying about power.
2wd Mod SC was up with Tq Derek Stephansen taking a lap on the field at the final tone. Derek chose the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 in 7.5 Turn to dominate the field. “My Tekin powered SCT had great power all main long!” Stephansen
4wd SC had Ryan Dunford start from his Tq position in his Tekin RX8 Gen2 powered TLR SCTE 2.0 to victory from the TQ position using the Tekin pro4 4600 motor. Tekin teammate Doug “Casper” Nielsen would join Dunford on the podium in the 2nd position running the same system.
Come mains time Stephansen would be start from the pole in 2wd Mod A-Main. Stephansen would get a great start and begin to stretch his lead over 2nd until a CVD would ultimately fail while leading. This would give Dunford the lead. On lap 2 coming onto the sweeper Dunfords car flipped over and he would fall to last. For the rest of the 7 minutes, he pushed hard and would pass for 2nd place on the last lap.
A mistake free run on a wet track, Tekin powered Lucas Sanford would set the TQ at final round of the Mugen Seiki Grand Prix Series. Sanford would better his TQ with a win in round 2 on a dry track on AKA Soft Impacts, and would start the 10 minute A-Main on the pole.
Lucas got a great start in the Main, and my Tekin Rx8 Gen2 T8 Gen2 1900kv powered Kyosho MP9e TKI stretched out a big lead. Sanford would continue tor run mistake free, finishing the race in first place and also took the overall series win!
1. Lucas Sanford (Kyosho) 2. Miguel Perez (Mugen) 3. Jaime Boquiren (Mugen)
“I would like to thank all of my sponsors for making it happen: Sanford and Son RC, Kyosho, KO Propo, AKA, DE Racing, Tekin , TTN Racing and Upgrade RC. Thank you to Heritage RC Park, to race announcers Billy Tompkins and Dave Brown, and especially to Mugen Seiki for sponsoring this great series.” Lucas Sanford
This past weekend Max Flurer attended the JConcepts East Coast Challenge at the The Warehouse RC Complex in Haw River, NC. Tekin powered Max Flurer was table to take the Tq and win in all 4 classes he ran.
Max chose the following Tekin gear in all of his TLR factory rides:
Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 5.5 motor in his TLR 22-4
Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 7.5 motor in his TLR 22 2.0
Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 7.5 motor inhis TLR 22 SCT 2.0
Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 4600kv motor in his TLR SCTE 2.0
All tuned with the Hotwire 2.0 USB device.
Round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at Revelation Raceway in Ontario, CA. Once again the series attracted a large amount of talented drivers with a total of more than 120 entries. Adam Drake tq’ed and won the Expert Electric Buggy class with his Tekin powered TLR 8ight E 3.0. Adam chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc and T8 Gen2 1900 and T8i 1950 to power him to his JRBL series title after wrapping it up early in the first 6 races.
Team Tekin Driver Paul Timberlake using the Tekin RSX and Gen 2 6.5 Motor took the win in the A main – Round One of SMCC Winter Series.
A damp track greeted the driver’s early Sunday morning qualifying, knowing this most drivers opted for the softer Silver compound tyre. Round’s one, two and three would be shared between Kevin Lee and Paul Timberlake meaning the final rd, (using the rd by rd format) would be a straight fight between the two drivers, and the big question was, was it dry enough for dry tyres. Yes was the answer. A scrappy fourth rd, enable Kevin to take the overall Top spot on the grid. A close second was Paul Timberlake, and 3rd was Nigel Buck.
A Main Final: An early mistake by Kevin allowed Paul to take the top spot, and he didn’t look back from there. As hard as Kevin chased, he didn’t have the ultimate pace to catch Paul, although a couple of late bobbles allowed Kevin to close the gap, but Paul held his nerve and took the Win.
“As always my Tekin equipment worked faultlessly. The only change I made during the day, was to wind down the boost just until the track dried. Then once the track dried later in the day, I reverted back to my std settings.” Paul Timberlake