Warehouse 3 hosted the Short Course Showdown series Rd5. Hosted by the world renowned Scotty Ernst the SC Showdown series has been touted as some of the most fun events to attend. Known for great racing, great atmosphere and great prizes from the series sponsors.
Tekin powered Chris “18” Wheeler was in attendance racing the Pro2 SC class and 2wd Mod buggy with his Tekin equipped TLR vehicles.
In Pro 2 every heat was a close race with Brian Kinwald and Wheeler would hold TQ till round 3 when Brian would put in a perfect run to beat his time by 2 seconds. In round 4 Wheeler had the pace to beat the time posted but with heads up qualifying the battling for position would slow our pace down. Wheeler would end up qualifying second overall.
In the main Wheeler would get out to a good start and was following Kinwald waiting for an opportunity to pass, unfortunately Wheeler would bobble a bit and let Spencer Rivkin by into the 2nd spot. At this point while Wheeler was in 3rd he would tangle with 4th and end up at the back of the pack. Chris managed to pick his way through the field back up to 3rd. Kinwald and Rivkin then had a very large lead but with them battling each other Wheeler was able to catch back up to them and at least make it a race but then caught a corner dot when trying to look for an inside pass on Rivkin and rolled it over and would have to settle for 3rd.
Chris chose the Tekin RSX and Redline 6.5 Gen2 motor to power his TLR SCT 2.0 Pro 2 truck.
Starting from 4th on the grid Chris stayed patient and managed to move up into 3rd within the first few laps then 2nd soon after that. Wheeler was able to keep the leader, which at this point was Spencer Rivkin in his sights for most of the race pulling a decent gap on 3rd place. Chris began to make some minor mistakes trying to push to catch Rivkin and this allowed 3rd place Tommy Hinz to catch up. They battled for about the last 2 minutes of the race and on the last lap would be side by side entering the sweeper before the finish line and would cross the line at nearly the same time but Chris would hold on for 2nd place.
Chris chose the Tekin RSX and Redline 7.5 for to power his TLR 22.0 buggy to the podium.
Round 1 of the fall session of the JConcepts Supercup at Newred hobbies in Ocala, FL. With 188 entries having Florida top drivers compete, it was a great event. Tekin was represented well with Brett Kingsbury, Chris Viesins ,JR Mitch, and Peyton MacDonald.
JR Mitch recaps his 4wd Buggy Run:
“4wd would be my best class of the weekend, not qualifying the best with a 3rd starting spot, but I was determined to show what I had after the unfortunate happening in 2wd. I was able to quickly get by 2nd on the grid, kyosho’s Ryan Eckert and it now it was off to 4wd’s TQer AE’s Daimon Borkowicz. Daimon got loose on an exit off the back 180, and I took the outside and I never looked back.” Note Tekin powered Brett Kingsbury just missed the podium in 4th.
JR Mitch’s Tekin RSX powered 22-4.
Brett Kingsbury managed to take away two 4th place finishes in 2wd and 4wd buggy just missing the podiums in both. Brett chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 line of motors in his AE vehicles.
This past weekend round 4 of the NCT series in Burlington, WA was held with just over 200 entries and awesome weather, it was a great weekend for racing.
Tekin factory driver Nick Buechler managed to take the overall Tq and a few hard fought A-main wins to secure the #1 position in the 1/8 E buggy class. Nick was joined on the podium by Jesse Munn and Anthony Honstain. The entire podium was powered by Tekin. Nick chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 2050 Kv to secure the win. Nick is leading the series going into Rd5.
Nick would continue building on his series title run in the 4wd Mod Buggy class running his Tekin RSX 6.5 Gen2 powered HB D413 buggy. Nick would take a solid 3rd in Rd4 again dicing it up with Jesse Munn and Mike Hudson.
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2014 JBRL Nitro Series Round #4 hosted at Heritage R/C Park in Chula Vista, CA. Adam Drake powered his way to 2nd place running his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 1900 kv powered TLR 8ight 3.0e buggy followed up by his Tekin teammate John Michael McGinty running his similarly outfitted Mugen MBX7e buggy.
Ryan Lutz has been on a tear with his Tekin powered Dex408v2 buggy lately. Ryan once again chose to run the T8i 1950kv and award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc adjusted by his Tekin Hotwire Gen2 on his Android™ phone.
Tq and 1st Ryan Lutz, 2nd Carter Flotron, 3rd Eric Fletcher
Check out his setup here!
The Hobbico Keystone Classic was held the weekend July 11th at the Mushroom Bowl RC Speedway. Tekin drivers Ryan Lutz and JD Blair were in attendance. Race entries were over 140+ would make for some great racing in classes from 1/8 Buggy to 1/10 Buggy on two different tracks!
JD Blair would continue to push his own Tq further and further taking the overall Tq for the E Truggy class. Making a quick adjustment to his truck to make it a bit easier to drive in the A-main JD would go on to take the win from tone to tone in his Tekin Tekno ET48 E truggy. JD chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and 2000kv T8 Gen2 motor to take the win.
Ryan Lutz would enter the 1/8 E Buggy class as well as 1/10 2wd Buggy. Ryan would dominate qualifying in both classes and go onto to take the wins in both. Ryan chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8i 1950 to power his Dex408V2 1/8 Buggy. Ryan was running the Tekin RSX and Gen2 Redline 7.5 in his Dex210 buggy for the wins.
2nd Annual Pro-line Indoor Champs held at Warehouse 3 Raceway in Phoenix, Az wrapped over this past weekend. Tekin factory driver Chris Wheeler was in attendance showcasing his latest Tekin RSX Gen2 powered TLR ride.
Chris would put his Tekin powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0 on the P1 position taking rounds 2 and 3 in qualifying. Using the Tekin RSX and 7.5 Redline Gen2 motor for power Wheeler would start from the 1 spot on the grid and would lead wire to wire in the 10 minute A-main to take the TQ and win for the 2nd year in a row.
The biggest and most competitive class of the event was 17.5 2wd buggy. Chris would qualify in the 5th position for the 10 minute main. At the start Wheeler stayed patient and managed to move up to 3rd after a few mistakes from other drivers and would then move up to 2nd. The layout was very one line and tough to pass on so patience was need and by the time Chris moved into 2nd the leader had a large lead so he would settle for 2nd overall. Chris again chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen2 line of motors.
This past weekend the EVO series hosted by the Outback Raceway sponsored by AKA wrapped up. A 4 race series hosted once a month on various track layouts would test the drivers resolve and dedication. Each driver had to run the spec tire for the class in which they were entered in, all AKA Evo tires of course! A spec tire sauce was chosen also, MoGrip from Factory-RC. Consistency would be key to take the overall in one of these classes.
Tekin Factory driver Jason “Mo” Moberly would do just that Tq’ing 3 of the 4 rounds in Pro2 Mod SC truck and go onto win 3 of the 4 rounds as well to take the overall win in the division. Jason was piloting his Tekin RSX Gen2 Redline powered TLR 22 SCT truck which gave him the platform to pull off a well deserved title win.
Moberly would also take 2nd overall in Mod 2wd Buggy having Tq’d and won the final round. Jason once again chose the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 motor.
Tekin powered Justin Moon would dominate the 2wd Mod Buggy class as well as the 2wd Mod Stadium truck division borrowing team manager Randy Pikes TLR 22ST truck. Moon chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 series in both cars.
Young Tekin driver Drew Lorenz would take 3rd in Pro 8 Lite. Drew was running the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Pro4 HD. Drew also took 3rd overall in the Pro Stock 2wd Buggy class rocking a Tekin RS Gen2 and Redline 17.5 Gen2 motor. Tekin teammate Kevin Jelich would join him on that podium, taking 2nd overall running the same equipment.
Drw’s father Jeff Lorenzo would also take 2 second place Stock SC Truck and 3rd in Stock Stadium using the Tekin RS Gen2 and Redline Gen2 17.5. Jeff also snagged a 2nd in the Pro4 SC truck class running the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Pro4 motor.
Held this past weekend, SDRC would play hose the Top Gun Shootout! Sporting a Joe “El Dirte” Christensen layout, racers were sure to be in for some close and tight racing. The layout looked awesome and open practice reflected this with the drivers stand “busy” at all times!
pic courtesy of SDRC
Factory Tekin drivers had success right away. Tekin’s newest driver Chris Wheeler managed to take the overall Tq in the Pro2 SC class with his newly Tekin powered TLR 22SCT truck. Chris chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 7.5t to take Tq. Chris was up against tough competition and would have to settle for a hard earned 3rd his first time out with Tekin. We know these results are only going to build(Randy Pike).
Tekin team veteran Matt “MIP” Olson was on the track running hard. Matt run hard against the rest of the field with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Pro4HD powered MIP/TLR truck. Matt would have to get around Tq David Jensen and would manage it to take the overall win.
Olson would continue his success taking 3rd in the Mod 4wd Buggy class and 2nd in the 1/8 Lite Class. In his 4wd buggy Matt chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2. Matt’s MIP converted Pro8 was powered by a Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8i 1950.
The Qld state titles kicked off with 2wd buggy on Saturday 28th of June 2014. Tekin factory driver Darren Lord went in blazing the track in stock 2wd buggy. Consistent power and smooth electronics using the Tekin RS Gen 2 esc and 17.5 Redline Gen2 motor Lord managed to TQ and win all 3 finals to clean sweep the QLD state title for 2wd stock buggy.
Sunday started with 4wd drive day running two classes for the day turning it into a real busy day. Starting from 3rd on the grid, Lord would put in solid run in A1 taking a 2nd. In A’s 2 and 3 Lord would go onto win taking yet another QLD State Title, this time in the 4wd Stock Buggy class. Darrent once again chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 17.5, setup with a Hotwire 2.0.
4wd SCT was a demo class and I finished the weekend with 3rd over all using a RX8 Gen 2 and the Pro4HD 4300.
Would like to thank the continued support from Randy and the team at Tekin racing for all your help and looking forward to many more good results coming soon.