In the main Brock was able to get a nice lead going. By lap #2 he would fall back to 3rd around the 6 minute mark. Catching up to 2nd place who would break out along with a hard “end of the race” push, Brock was able to catch the leader with 1 lap to go. The leader pushed too hard and threw it off the track handing Brock the win! The entire Podium was powered by Tekin!
Known for being one of the hardest races to win due to the crazy 24 practice schedule, ever changing track conditions, and MEGA jumps along with a live or die wall ride the PNB has become one of the premier races to attend. Tekin drivers from all over the country to make a statement, let’s see how they did.
Tekin factory driver Ryan Lutz was top of the class in qualifying, pulling off the “hat trick” tq’ing all 3 Pro electric classes this year at the PNB. Taking each round of 1/8 Pro E Buggy with Tekin teammates Joe Bornhorst, Phil Atondo, Max Flurer, Adam Drake, Dylan Gerard, and JM McGinty all in tow. Lutz would continue to dominate qualifying taking the overall Tq position for the mains followed by Joe Bornhost(p4), Phil Atondo(p5), Max Flurer(p6), Adam Drake(p7), Dylan Gerard(p9), JM McGinty(P12), Shay Brand(P13), and Chris Viesins(p14) giving Tekin factory drivers well over half of the A-main starting positions! All drivers were using the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 line of motors for this event proving their consistency, durability and speed was unmatched.
Double A-mains would prove exciting racing on the ever changing track. Huge divots, craters, hidden ruts would all play their part. Watching the video(courtesy of Neobuggy) you can watch cars jump out of sorts for what appears to be no reason at all! Ryan would get out to a lead but the track would gobble up his car forcing an error allowing Carson Wernimont to take A-1, followed by Lutz, and Drake.
A-2 Lutz would lead from his Tq position but a bobble would have Wernimont collect them both. Lutz would battle back to the lead and take the win followed by Tekin teammates Max Flurer in 2nd, and Joe Bornhorst in 3rd. The overall results would be dominated by Tekin equipment.
Ryan again dominated the 4wd SC qualifying taking each and every round with this Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Pro4 4600 powered Team Durango ride. Tekin teammates Chris Viesins and Martin Harrison would join him in the A-main starting from P3 and P4 respectively. Ryan would win both A-1 and A-2 with Tekin teammates Chris Viesins taking 3rd, and Martin Harrison taking 5th respectively.
Ryan Lutz would again take Tq position with his Tekin powered Team Durango ride over Tekin teammates Max Flurer(p2), Martin Harrison(p8). Ryan would go onto take A-1 and A-2 for the overall win followed by Tekin teammates Barry Pettit in 2nd, and Max Flurer in 3rd for a full Tekin podium sweep! All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors to power their respective rides to a podium spot!
The Icebreaker was hosted by Indy RC World. Big names such as Adam Drake, Taylor Peterson, and Marty Korn and others provided some very tough competition.
In Pro e-buggy Tyler Hooks was looking for a solid qualifying spot with the level of drivers there. After three rounds Hooks found himself qualifying second! Triple A mains had Hooks taking to grab a $300 payout behind TLR’s Cody Hollis after winning a three way tiebreaker with Team Associated’s Jake Dellinger and Xray’s Kurt Kellum.
In electric truggy Hooks had high expectations coming into the weekend. After some mistakes in qual 3 he lost the TQ by less than a second. Hooks would rebound however putting together two solid runs out of the three triple a-mains to take the win and the $200 dollar payout for e-truggy!
Tyler Chose the following Tekin equipment:
“Thank you for all the help and support I couldn’t ask for a better company to drive for!
Thanks again, Tyler Hooks”
Team Tekin continues winning streak at JConcepts Super Cup Championship Series for rounds 2 and 3.
Rd 2 held in Coral Springs, FL is where Tekin teammates Peyton MacDonald and Chris Viesins would continue making their mark on the series.
From P2 Peyton would battle it out for the lead from tone to tone settling for 2nd place. In Stock 2wd SCT though Peyton would lead from his Tq position never looking back taking the win with his Tekin RS Gen2 Redline Gen2 17.5 powered SCT.
Rd3 was held in High Springs, FL at the Shiverille Raceway. Tekin team driver JR Mitch would join in the fun as would Jamie White. JR Mitch would be “Tq King” by taking the top qualifying position in 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy as well as 4wd SCT!
Again Peyton MacDonald would take the win this time from his P2 qualifying position in Stock SCT making a pass at the half way mark for a back to back race series win with his Tekin RS Gen2 Redline Gen2 17.5 powered truck.
Arthur Crescitelli attended this year’s winter series at TQ Raceway in Chino California. Crescitelli would go onto to Tq 4 rounds and winning 4 rounds along with strong results in the rest of the 8 race series to take the overall Series Championship.
The National campaign last weekend with glorious weather and a hard packed track with lots of grip for the first round of the BRCA Electric 1:8 National Championship. Elliott Boots was using his Tekin powered Kyosho MP9 TKI3 E with a very similar setup that he uses on his Nitro car which is always very good.
In qualifying Elliott was extremely fast. Due to a couple of bobbles here and there on a very demanding track and a couple of back marker problems, secured second place for the final. Elliot was using the new super fast Tekin RX8 Gen 2 Electronic Speed Controller and a 1900 kv Tekin T8 Gen2 motor which ran all weekend with super power and nice power delivery and was able to compete in a 12 minute final very easily with plenty of power in reserve.
Elliott was on second row of the grid for the main 12 minute A Final in which he made a fantastic start and was able to take the lead very quickly from Lee Martin. Elliott then put in some outstanding laps and was able to give himself a nice gap from second place and the rest of the pack. He was able to back off his pace a little to save using all his power up as it was a large track and we wanted to make sure we finished the race, which he was able to do comfortably and take his first BRCA Championship win of the year.
Next round is in Coventry in April.
March 15th 2014 Knoxville Tennessee hosted the Tennessee State Championship race with over 150 entries total.
Tekin driver Mark Moon would adjust to the hard packed clay track setting an early Tq run down in round one in 2wd Mod SCT that would hold strong all day. Moon would go onto win the A in 2wd Mod SCT lapping the field. Mark chose a Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 7.5 motor, programmed with the new Hotwire 2.0.
In 2wd buggy Tekin powered Mark Moon would start 3rd on the grid. The 10 min A-main was a endurance race on the large 1/8 scale layout. Moon pushed hard and fell short by a half a second for the win. Under the hood of the winners car John Blankenship, a Tekin RS Pro and a 7.5 Tekin Gen 2 motor! Mark chose a Tekin 7.5 and Tekin Rsx esc’s programed with the new Hotwire 2.0.
The RC Pit March Madness race was filled with 139 entries. The largest class being 1/8 E Buggy with 3 full heats.
Tekin powered John Michael Tq’d the Pro Buggy class, qualified 2nd in the E-buggy class and 2nd in the 2wd 1/10 Buggy class.
Tekin factory driver Griffin Hanna would go onto to Tq the 1/10 buggy class and take the win with John Michael in tow in 2nd place.
In E-buggy Tq Griffin Hanna would lead for the first 4 minutes of the race. A mistake from Hanna would give John Michael the lead which he would stretch out over the next 6 minutes to take the win. Griffin Hanna was able to finish 2nd.
The Meakin Masters is a local event held annually in Queensland Australia. Kyle McBride was going for his 6th straight title in a row! This would be his first big race with his new Tekin Rx8 Gen2 T8 Gen2 powered 1/8 Kyosho EP buggy.
Kyle recaps the weekend:
“My Tekin Gear was running faultlessly in my EP car, very impressed with the quality of the speed controllers and engines that Tekin make and I’m very happy to be a part of the team! I look forward to running my EP car further in states! I would like to of course firstly thank my sponsors for their continuous support—Kyosho, Proline, Novarossi, Amain Hobbies, Protek RC, KO PROPO, Tekin, Bitty Design, Trackside RC, Dialed Inc and also my pitman and father Scott McBride for all his help! “