Bornhorst wins Race Against Cancer

The East  Coast Race Against Cancer held at McCullough’s RC Raceway is a race not to be missed in the Northeast. Not only  for the atmosphere of such a great event, but also for some of the best regional competition that you can find. This year’s event drew  just over 250 entries among a number of different classes, the biggest  being the 1/8 Electric classes. Tekin factory driver Joe Bornhorst checks in:

“The schedule for the weekend was practice on  Thursday, practice and the first round of qualifying on Friday, 2
rounds of qualifying on Saturday, and main events on Sunday. As the  weekend started, rain was a major worry of most people attending. With  some rain coming down on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the
track was soaked and practice would be delayed a couple of hours. But  with the track crew working diligently, we would be able to get on the  track in no time. The rest of the night along with Friday morning was spent doing the normal things like trying different tires, working on  setups, and learning the layout. I made a few small changes to both of  my cars, but didn’t go too far from what seem to be becoming my “base”  setups.

East Coast Cancer race

On Friday, the first round of qualifying was set to go  at 1 p.m. and would go on for a few hours as we had over 20 heats to  get through. The round went smoothly, and as the sun began to go down,  the overnight TQ’s were set. I was able to get a clean run in both  E-Buggy and E-Truggy and set the pace early on in both. Since this  race was done by Rocket-Round, anything could happen the next day, but  I was feeling very confident with both my Tekin powered Tekno EB48.2 and ET48 vehicles for  the last two rounds. Saturday’s qualifying would go much like the day  before. With both of my cars being on point, along with a couple more  clean runs, I was able to set the TQ pace in both classes!

Sunday morning had come, the mains were set, and  everything was ready to go. Finally with some good weather, the track  was drying out much more than it had all weekend long. After all of my  car prep was done, I spent most of the day watching some races, paying  attention to grip levels, and walking the track every chance that I
got. Since the weather and track were both so different, I  contemplated making a few changes, but ended up deciding to just go up  in tire compound. The Buggy main was up first, so I used the warm up  as a quick test for the harder tire. I decided that I was definitely  better, so I stuck with it. This also helped me for the Truggy main in  which I made the same change. Luckily, both mains went exactly how I  wanted them to, as I was able to pull away from the pack and put in two very solid and clean runs to bring home wins in both classes!

The race couldn’t have gone any smoother for me, and I  was glad to have such a good weekend to debut my new Tekin powered Tekno cars! I  would like to say thank you all of my teammates for the help all  weekend, and also a thank you to all of my sponsors which include:

Tekin, Tekno RC, Magic Hobbies, AKA, MIP, Avid, SMC Batteries, PT RC Racing Oils, B-Fast, The Radio Impound Podcast, and Double Crossed Designs.

Tekin wins the Northwest Championship Tour!

Round 6 and the final race of the Northwest Championship Tour help in Pasco, WA was held this past weekend. Near perfect weather all weekend for racing on what most people call the best outdoor track in the Northwest. The competition was fierce with 230 entries and points battles coming down to this final race.

1/8 Electric Buggy was once again the largest class of the weekend. Nick Buechler was able to put his Tekin powered D812 on the top of the starting grid with a couple of solid runs on Saturday. A1 Buechler was able to lead almost the whole ten minutes but a costly mistake with a few corners left dropping me back to 2nd. Tekin/HB teammate Jeremy Potter would follow close behind for 3rd. A2 Buechler was able to take the win with Potter finishing only 8 tenths of a second back. A3 would be a battle once again with Kyosho’s Jesse Munn taking the win over Buechler by just over a second followed by Potter in 3rd. The overall series title would go to Buechler with a 1,2. Potter 2nd overall and Munn 3rd.  Both Nick Buechler and Jeremy Potter chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motors.

1-8 Buggy Podium 2

In the 1/10 4wd Mod buggy class Nick Buechler stated “My Tekin powered D413 was hooked up on the large outdoor smooth clay track and I was able to put it 2nd on the grid for Sunday. I would take a 3rd in A1 and A3 for 4th overall.” That finish gave Nick a 2nd overall for the NCT Series final standings. Nick chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 to power his HB D413.

 

Elliott Boots is your BRCA National 1/8 E Buggy Champion!

Tekin is proud to announce that Factory pilot Elliott Boots has wrapped up the BRCA 1/8 E Buggy National Championship title!

National Champ Pic

Elliott kicked off the series off the 5 round series at Herts with a Tq and win. Continuing on at the remaining venues at Coventry, Wakefield, Bromsgrove, and wrapping up at “The Slough.”  Elliot had three Tq’s and three wins never finishing lower than 2nd at any of the rounds. Wrapping up the overall title by the 4th round!

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Elliott started off the series running the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and a Gen2 T8 1900 motor for the first 2 rounds. Starting in round 3 Elliott and pit man and father Chris Boots tried out the T8i 1950kv motor at the suggestion of team manager Randy Pike. After lightening up their Tekin powered Kyosho MP9e buggy to near minimum fighting weight, the T8i would prove to be Elliott’s favorite motor/esc combination yet!  Elliott would wrap up the Championship running that very combo proving that Tekin will always have the right combination to get you into the winners circle!

EB Natinal Champ

 

Elliott chose the following Tekin Products:

Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc

Tekin T8 Gen2 1900kv Motor

Tekin T8i 1950kv Motor

Tekin Hotwire 2.0

Keep up to date with Elliott Boots HERE

Tekin powered JBRL Rd8 at IERC Raceway!

The 2014 JBRL Electric series Rd8 was hosted by IERC Raceway  located in San Bernardino, Ca.  JBRL events are the good work of Jimmy Babcock. JBRL events are know for deep competition, fast paced racing, and some of the most fun events you can attend in a single day format.

Tekin factory driver Brendon Larrowe would battle it out with AE’s Kevin Motter for the Pro2 Mod SC class in. Brendon would make a last minute bobble chasing Motter down settling for 2nd. Brendon chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 motor in this class.

Pro2 SC

Ryan Dunford and Chris Blais would  battle it out with Tekno’s Rudy Rico for the top spot. Finishing a respectable 2nd and 3rd the two drivers would both choose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8i 1950kv motor for their respective rides.

1-8 E Buggy

Dunford wasn’t done though and would manage to take a 3rd spot in the 4wd Pro 4 SC class. Again the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD motor would help him stand on the podium.

Pro4 SC

 

Tekin dominates the Heat in Flowoood!

The 2014 Bring the Heat race hosted by Flowood Rc Indoor park has become one of the premier races to attend in the Southern part of the United States. Over 350+ entries would settle in on 20+ hours of available practice at the premier indoor facility in the area. Bubba Barnham manages to keep this event on track and on point with a fantastic indoor facility that assures racing is always consistent, fast and fun!

Tekin team drivers as well as Factory reps Ty Campbell and Jeremy Potter would be in attendance to help anyone with their Tekin needs. Seeing how this race gets more electric entries than nitro entries in most cases the Tekin team would be out in force with support, and showing the fast line around the track.

Tyler Hooks would put his name on top of the qualifying board followed by Tekin CS manager Jeremy “PG” Potter, Ty Campbell, and Martin Harrison. The majority of not only the A-main group but the entire field would be powered by Tekin esc’s and motors.  Tyler Hooks would go onto to take the overall win from his Tq position and would be joined by Jeremy Potter in 3rd, and Martin Harrison in 5th. All 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 line of motors.

BTH 2014 E Buggy

In 4wd SC truck Tekin factory driver Martin Harrison would be the one to beat.   Martin would go onto to win A1 and A2 in convincing fashion to take the overall class win in 2 and out!  Martin chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD 4300kv motor to power his TLR SCTE to the top spot.

BTH 2014 4wd SC

In the E Truggy class it would once again be Martin Harrison taking the Tq position. Martin chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 2000kv to power his TLR 8ight 3.0e truggy to an A1 and A2 victory to leave no doubt he chose the winning combination for the weekend!

BTH E Truggy

“Congratulations to all the Tekin Team guys for a job well done. ”  Randy Pike

Sanford and Panek podium at the Sidewinder!

Heritage RC Park in Chula Vista, CA hosted the 11th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion on September 6-7. Three rounds of qualifying on Saturday, with A-Main events on Sunday. The track was watered every third heat for the qualifiers, and before every main event on Sunday.

Competition for this event would be Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Cody Smith, Don Vinkemulder, Mark Pavidis, Chris Marrale, Mike Moralez, Cody King, Sean Gaffney, Mikey Bustamante and Colin Herzig, Greg Degani and a number of very fast local racers.

Starting off for the double 10 minute A mains Tekin would have Mikey Bustamante 2nd, Sanford sitting 3rd,

A1 of E Buggy had Cavalieri to an early lead. Tekin teammates Bustamante and Sanford were battling it out until Bustamante would clip a pipe collecting Sanford. Sanford would get the best of it and take the 2nd position. While running out in P2 a lapped car would cross the lane collecting Sanford allowing Bustamante to take P2 to the end. Sanford would settle for P3, Panek would take a 5th for the round.

A2 of E Buggy would be a different story.  Sanford would dodge a few mishaps on the track early on allowing him to settle into P2. Cavalieri in P1 traction rolled hard at the end of the straight allowing Sanford to take the lead.  Leading for the next few laps fending off a hard charging  Cavalieri. Sanford would get loose allowing Cavalieri to get along side both entering the  big drop off section. Sanford flat landed trying to get to the corner first and the two drivers collided. Cavalieri and Sanford would both land rubber side down but Cavalieri would get the best of it taking the lead. Sanford would take P2 finishing the race without further mistakes. Combined points had Cavalieri 1st, Sanford 2nd, and Panek 3rd, Bustamante 5th.

Both Tekin drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 1900 Gen2 motor to help power them to a podium spot.

L to R Sanford, Cavalieri, Panek

L to R Sanford, Cavalieri, Panek

Tyler Hooks wins Intergalactically!

The Intergalactic Buggy Championship held at RCHQ this past weekend was a big hit. Tekin powered Tyler Hooks recaps his successful weekend.

“All my cars were working awesome throughout qualifying and I ended up qualifying very well! Qualifying Results:

Pro Buggy 4th, 1/8 E-buggy 2nd, 2wd Buggy TQ, 4wd Buggy TQ.

The 2wd and 4wd buggy A-Mains went very well with wins in both! E-Buggy I ended up second after a hard fought battle with Xray’s Spencer Harrison.  Overall it was a great weekend! My Tekin equipment was awesome!

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Equipment I used:
2wd Buggy: RS Gen 1, Gen 1 8.5
4wd Buggy: RSX, Gen 2 6.5
E-buggy: RX8 Gen 2, 1900 Gen 2

Haas wins Labor Day Shootout!

Silver Dollar RC was the Labor Day Shootout U.S Pro Cup finals. Track layout was put in by the one and only Joey Dirt. Jacob Haas started off the weekend by TQ’ing the first two rounds of Pro E-Buggy. Since it was qual points Haas opted out of running round 3. In E-buggy main Haas started off strong while having a great battle with Tekin/TLR teammate Phillip Atondo, was able to hang on and get the win. “I ran my trusty 2050 T8 motor with the award winning Tekin RX8 esc.” Jacob Haas

Silver Dollar 1-8 E Buggy

 

Jacob and Phillip both ran the following Tekin Products:

Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc, Tekin T8 Gen2 motor, Tekin Hotwire 2.0.