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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
“Congratulations to all the Tekin Team guys for a job well done. ” Randy Pike
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
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!
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
Starting from his Tq position with his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 8.5 powered Xfactory x60cf gave Justin Griswold a pretty uneventful main. Minimal mistakes allowed Justin to lead from start to finish.
“The track director had to see the truck to believe that it was only an 8.5. The truck had a tendency to pull wheelies all the way down the straight.” Justin Griswold
In the 1/8 Scale E-Buggy class Lucas Sanford would run a flawless race finishing second, on the same lap as world champ Ryan Cavalieri. Boquiren took the final podium spot. Lucas’s Kyosho MP9e TKI was powered by the award winning Tekin RX8 Gen2 esc and Redline T8 Gen2 1900 motor which “performed perfectly all day.”
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
Jacob and Phillip both ran the following Tekin Products:
Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc, Tekin T8 Gen2 motor, Tekin Hotwire 2.0.
The “Triple Crown Summer Series” over at Maixmus R/C Raceway in York, ME. The series consisted of one race each month during the months of June, July, and August and averaged 70 plus entries at each event. Racers from all over New England would gather on a summer Saturday night to race r/c cars and win the Triple Crown.
Tekin powered Scott Furtado would take the Mod Stadium Truck class victory running a Tekin RSX and 8.5 Gen2 Redline motor. “Overall it was a great series and came away with the championship.” Scott Furatdo
As the summer months are winding down, midwest racers are beginning to hang up the 1/8 scales and prepare for the 1/10 scale winter season. Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri hosted the Awesome August 2014 event this past weekend, providing racers one final 1/8 scale race before turning their focus to the upcoming ROAR 1/10 Region 8 Championships later this month.
The largest class of the weekend was the 1/8 E-Buggy class. Tekin’s Mike Garrison would take the overall TQ spot in qualifying, and carried on to win the E-Buggy final from start to finish with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 1900 T8 Gen2 TLR 8ight E 3.0 buggy! Local racers Marc Moody and Sam Reed would finish out the podium, and put a close to an ‘Awesome August’ of 1/8 scale racing.
This past weekend, the Psychotic Productions crew had their Annual Wicked Weekend in Gainesville, GA. It was a great event with a very race-able track, piling in just over 400 entries.
There were four rounds of qualifying Saturday. Dylan Gerad was able to TQ all four rounds with his Tekin powered TLR SCTE 2.0. The RX8 Gen2 esc paired up with the Pro4 4300HD motor had his truck on rails all weekend. On main day, Gerad was able to win A1 and A2 to take the overall win. Tekin Teammate Martin Harrison, after starting second on the grid finished a strong second place with his Tekin powered SCTE 2.0. Bobby Moore would round out the Podium in third.
Pro E-Buggy had 34 racers competing this weekend. Four great qualifiers allowed Shay Brand and Griffin Hanna to start in the 1st and 2nd on the grid. They ran 3 10min mains and took your best 2 out of 3 runs for your overall. The first main Hanna and Brand traded places a few times but Shay ended up with win 1 and Griffin 2. The second round Griffin was able to get a win which tied the two racers. Going into the last round it was anybodies to win. A small mistake by Brand allowed Hanna to get by early on. Shay kept the pressure on and Griffin made a mistake which let Tekin teammate Shay Brand to get the overall win with Griffin Hanna in the 2nd spot with 3rd going to Losi driver Cole Ogden. Both drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen 2 esc and T8 Series of motors.