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.
“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!
“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.
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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.
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
Tekin factory driver Joe Bornhorst attended Rd1 of the Winter Racing League series held at CRCRC, Ohio RC Factory, and Sparks Park respectively. Joe entered the Pro4 SC class and 1/8 E buggy divisions.
“On Friday afternoon, I arrived at the track and began to get ready for some practice runs. Both of my Tekin powered Tekno vehicles were on point from the first lap on the track, which made the night pretty easy on me. Since no changes were needed for my cars, I spent my time breaking in my AKA Clay Typos, and continued to learn the track. It was a pretty basic practice night.
On Saturday morning, I arrived at the track bright and early and prepared for the day. I ran each of my cars twice, which served as a nice warm up for the racing that soon followed. Throughout every round of rocket round qualifying, I was able to hold the TQ spot in both classes, with the 2nd round being the quickest runs for me in both classes. As the day went on, the track began to dry out but still no changes were needed for either of my cars.
Going into the mains, I felt quite confident that I could hold onto the top spot, but I knew that I would still have to have clean runs to bring home the wins. Luckily, I was able to do just that, and pulled away from the pack to take the wins in both main events!
I would like to thank all of my sponsors for the continued support, Tekin, Tekno RC, Magic Hobbies, AKA, MIP, Avid, SMC Batteries, PT RC Racing Oils, the Radio Impound Podcast, and Double Crossed Designs.
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