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:
Ebuggy: RX8 Gen2, T8 Gen 2 Buggy 1900kv
Etruggy, RX8 Gen2, T8 Gen 2 Truggy 2000kv
“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.
Viesins would go onto dominate the 4wd SC class from his Tq position leading every lap to take the win with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Pro4 HD 4300 powered TLR Ten Scte.
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.
Peyton MacDonald (photo courtesy of Cheryl Joye=Shiver)
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!
JR Mitch (photo courtesy of Cheryl Joye=Shiver)
It would be Chris Viesins day in 4wd SC though taking the win over 2nd place and Tekin teammate JR Mitch. Both chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc with Viesins choosing the Pro4 HD 4300 for the win!
(l-r) JR Mitch, Chris Viesins, Janos Lazar
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.
Toddie Anderson recently attended the Shortcourse Showdown at his home track taking a well deserved 2nd using the Tekin RSX speedo and the 7.5 Redline Gen 2 in his TLR 22SCT right behind teammate Dustin Evans.
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.
Art chose the Tekin RS Gen2 and Gen2 Redline 13.5 motor to power his GenX 10SE to the top of the podium.
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.
Both drivers chose the Tekin RS Gen2 esc and Redline motors, programmed with the Tekin Hotwire 2.0
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.
Both drivers were equipped with the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motors, programmed with the Tekin Hotwire 2.0.
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! “
Jacob Haas kicked off the 2013-2014 Winter Series held at Delta RC with two back to back wins in 2wd modified buggy. As the series continued Haas had a couple 2nds and a couple 3rds. Never finishing lower than 3rd. Coming into the finals just 5 points behind for the overall championship Haas knew he had to get the TQ and win to get the overall championship in the class. Jacob would take the TQ and win to get the overall championships in both 2wd modified buggy and 1/8 E-buggy.
“My trusty Rx8 and the 2050 kv motor in my TLR 8 3.0e buggy along with my Tekin Gen2 8.5 RS Gen2 powered TLR 22 2.0 gave consistent results all season. I would like to thank Tekin for supporting me with all of their great products.”
The 2014 Cabin Fever RC Supercross took place this past weekend in Lewiston, Idaho to kick off the 2014 season for many northwest racers. Below freezing temperatures did not keep racers away from bringing in 170 entries.
In 1/8th ebuggy Nick Buechler would end up starting 3rd on the grid behind Tekin teammates Jayson Tjepkema and Jeremy Potter for Sunday after two tough qualifiers and one TQ run. Nick got off to a rough start in A1 but was able to come back to take the lead with a few minutes left and take the win. A2 was a battle for the lead almost the whole race until Nick was again able to take the lead with about a minute left and take the overall win with Tjepkema 2nd and Potter 3rd for a Tekin podium sweep. All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 motor line. Ty Campbell would take 4th just missing the podium spot. Nearly the entire A-main was running Tekin.
In 4wd mod buggy Nick put down two good runs on Saturday and took the TQ spot after two rounds of qualifying. Sunday would also go in Nick’s favor as he was able to take the win in A1 and A2 to take the overall win using a Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen2 6.5 motor.
In 2wd mod buggy the first qualifier TQ was set by Nick. After a close back and fourth run by both drivers in the third qualifier, TQ would go to Nick. A1 and A2 consisted of some tight racing and multiple lead changes but Nick came out with the win in both to take the overall. Nick chose the Tekin RS Gen2 and 8.5 Gen2 Redline motor.
Ty Campbell would lay it down in the 4wd Sc. Ty’s TLR/Mip Rx8 Gen2 Pro 4 HD 4300kv truck would go onto take the overall Tq for the event and pull out the win over a stacked field of competition.