This past weekend the West Australian State Champs was held. Tekin factory driver in training Brayden Johnston son of team driver Darren Johnston managed to take two State Titles this weekend.
Brayden ran the 2WD Stock and 4WD stock classes. Young Brayden was able to TQ and win both classes over the weekend running the RSX ESC and latest Tekin Gen 3 17.5 motors in both cars.
Auburn Performance Raceway 2nd Race to The Hammer In The Foothills Series. “I had a blast with friends and family in the Auburn, CA sunny skies. I’m proud to have taken a few respectful podium finishes right before the rain came down on us.” Michael Pham
1.9 IFS Class (Vaterra Twin Hammers) / 1st Place Winner
This course layout consisted jumps, hill climbs, rock garden, river rocks, dirt, sand, wagon wheels, and broken bridges. Race had 2 heats and a A-Main finals. The Twin Hammers did exceptionally well lapping everyone but 2nd place in all heats and A-Main. Some memorable moments for this class was the fact that I was able to clear the broken bridge section every time consistently by jumping the first log.
Vehicle Info = Vaterra Twin Hammers / Tekin RSX / Tekin ROC 412 3100kv / 3s 2250mah 70c
– 2.2 Yeti Pro (Axial Yeti) / 1st Place Winner
This class had 13 drivers which is the largest class of the day. Course layout consisted jumps, hill climbs, rock garden, river rocks, dirt, sand, wagon wheels, and broken bridges. Race had 2 heats taking top 3 drivers each heat and a A-Main finals. I qualified for the A-Main after the first heat taking 2nd place. During my heat I pulled the fastest lap of the day of any class with the Yeti of a 32.80 second, I also believe it is my personal fastest lap of the track in it’s current layout. During the A-Main I lead a little more than the second half of the Main, taking home 1st Place.
Vehicle Info = Axial Yeti / Tekin RX8 Gen 2 / Tekin Pro4HD 3500kv / 3s 5700mah 80c
Griffin Hanna attended the 2nd annual Palmetto Classic race in Myrtle Beach SC. “Hats of to Brent Densford,the owner of BeachRC Hobbies and his crew. Pete Funk also did a great job keeping the program rolling with a total of 154 entries. They gave out some of the coolest trophies.” Eric Hanna
Griff Hana TQ’d both 2wd Mod Buggy and 4wd Mod Buggy running the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen3 lineup of motors. In 2wd Braydon Obremski kept Griffin honest until he had a radio issue. Griffin would go on to take the win after the 10 min main.
Top 5 in 2WD Griffin Hanna, Monty Reeder, Kevin Bullock, Patrick Rossiter,Jason Smith
In 4wd we made a few adjustments with the Tekin Hotwire to tone down the esc. Our Tekin 6.5 Gen3 motor was still screaming down the straightaway but the adjustments worked great. After the 10 min main the,temp was down and he had plenty of voltage left in his batteries!
Top 5 in 4wd Griffin Hanna,Alex Muler,Braydon Obremski,Austin Odum,Josh Knight
Hupo Hönigl was able to wrap up his 2wd Mibosport Cup Championship running his Tekin RSX Redline Gen3 powered XRay cars. Hupo started with other equipment at the beginning of the series and was able to wrap up the title running his latest equipment showing his consistency and speed. Hupo finished 2nd overall in 4wd missing the championship by just one point! Great job Hupo!
The Extreme Carpet Initiative was hosted by Extreme RC raceway in Spring Hill, TN. This temporary carpet track is setup a few times each month allowing the racers a place to race. A previous layout was used for this event which saw a mixture of doubles, corner tables, even a wall ride. Different carpet materials would protect the basketball court flooring from the cars impact over the course of the weekend.
Pic courtesy of JConcepts
Tekin factory driver JR Mitch would attend running 2wd mod and 4wd mod buggy classes. JR would sit in P2 for 2wd mod qualifying. A1 had Blake Boggs taking the overall win. A2 had JR running some of the fastest laps of the weekend with his Tekin RSX Redline Gen3 powered TLR 22 3.0 taking the overall win. A3 would be a battle between Boggs and Mitch. Jr would take the lead only to get into back markers giving the lead back to Boggs who would go onto take the win and overall leaving JR finishing a strong 2nd.
In 4wd Mod Buggy JR would once again start from the 2nd spot for A. Boggs would bobble early allowing Mitch to take the point. They would finish in this order when the tone sounded. JR Mitch was running the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen3 motor in his TLR buggy.
Xiamen ARC International Raceway hosted the Sunpadow Strait Cup offroad competition last weekend and attract around 200 entries to race in two classes – 1/8 EP Buggy and 1/8 GP Buggy. Top racers from Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Mainland China attended this race. ARC International Raceway is constructed inside the 3-Circles Battery Ltd. Industrial Park with raceway size 70m x 40m, and with world-class facility to host high level race event.
Due to bad weather the E-Buggy class would not run mains forcing the organizers to use qualifying positions to determine the winner. Tekin powered Jonathan Yeung would take the win from his Tq position in qualifying. Jonathan set the fastest lap and a new track record with a 34.674 second lap with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc T8 Gen2 motor powered Hot Bodies buggy.
Tekin team drivers had solid results at the Grand Re-opening at Thornhill Raceway. Joe Bornhorst would take the overall Tq in the Pro Ebuggy class but would lose the battle taking 2nd overall with Noah Dickerson in 3rd, Martin Harrison in 5th overall. All 3 team drivers were using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc, and T8 Gen2 motor lineup.
Martin Harrison would take the overall Tq in E Truggy and the overall win taking A1 and A2. Martin chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc and T8 Gen2 2000kv motor for the win. Harrison would continue a successful weekend taking the 40+ E Buggy class once again running the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 motor.
The 2016 Outback Shootout is one of the west coasts premier indoor races in northwest region. Hosted annually by the Outback Raceway facility which is part of Amain it regularly plays host to some of the toughest racing in the area. Racers from all over the region attend the race, the track always being in top shape and the atmosphere provides a great time for all who attend. The track layout was designed by Kevin “The Dirt Whisperer” Jelich and was touted as one of the most fun to run on so far this year! Over 265 entries shows just how big this race really is.
Drew and Jeff Lorenzo had a stellar weekend at the Shootout. Young Drew took the overall Tq in the 13.5 4wd Buggy class with his Tekin Gen3 Redline powered buggy, Tq’ing all 4 rounds. Drew laid down the fastest lap in the main and took the win by over 7 seconds. His Tekin RSX Redline Gen3 compound had the field covered.
Drew continued his success taking the overall win in the 2wd Short Course Truck class running another Tekin RSX paired with a Gen3 8.5T motor in his SC5M. Drew took the win during a battle with Tq Kyle Layton who would retire with a mechanical. Drew would take the win with Terry Wickum not far behind.
Jeff Lorenzo would also have a great weekend taking the overall win starting from his 2nd position. Making a pass for the lead his Tekin RSX 17.5 Redline Gen3 would net him a nearly 4 second lead when the final tone sounded.
Tekin powered Mason Eppley would take the overall Tq and win in the Stock Stadium Truck class running a Tekin RS Gen2 ESC and Redline Gen3 17.5. Mason would dominate qualifying taking all 4 rounds. Starting from the pole, Mason would run a clean race and take the win with a margin of over 5 seconds lapping up to 3rd place.
Mason would continue to have success taking 2nd overall in Expert Stock 2wd Buggy running a Tekin RSX and Redline Gen3 17.5 as well as taking 3rd overall in 4wd Buggy running another RSX and Gen3 system!
Triple Nickel hosted the ROAR Region 4 1/8th scale championships in Bartow, Florida. A fast flowing layout greeted the racers at this foundation facility. Great weather allowed a nice groove for the racers.
Tekin powered JR Mitch would stumble a bit in qualifying but would have a solid position for the triple A-mains. JR would take full advantage of this qualifying position and simply walk away in A1 and A2 to take the overall win. JR chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 1900 to take the Region 4 title.
Motorama wrapped up this past weekend. A unique event that plays host to 2 off-road tracks, a rock crawling course, and is placed smack dab in the middle of one of the largest car/auto shows on the east coast. Tekin factory reps were in attendance as well as team drivers from in and around the region.
Tekin Factory driver JR Mitch made it through a few teething issues with his new TLR 4.0 E Buggy and managed to qualify 3rd on the grid for the Triple A format. Problems resolved and ready to race, JR Mitch would put the Rx8 Gen2 Esc and T8 Gen2 1900kv power down to take the win in A1 and A2 taking the overall 1/8 E-buggy Motorama Title!