Over 320 entries the Southern Indoor Champs was attended by some of the fastest drivers around , providing an awesome race weekend with tons of close racing. Tekin factory driver would sweep the 1/8 E Buggy podium with all 3 drivers choosing the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 1900kv Gen2 motor! Ryan Lutz would take the win, Joe Borndhorst would Tq and take 2nd, and Shay Brand would take the final spot in 3rd.
Team Tekin would like to welcome JR Mitch to the Tekin Factory team for 2016 and beyond. JR Mitch is one of the fastest guys at any race he attends. Add to the fact that not only his he fast, but highly knowledgeable and willing to help out anyone that he comes in contact with, makes him a perfect fit for the Tekin Race Team. JR previously running a different motor combination will be running the full gambit of Tekin Racing products for 2016 and beyond. JR has already hit the ground running with the Tekin RSX ESC and Tekin Gen3 Redline series of motors doing some recent testing for JConcepts on indoor off-road carpet. JR had this to say; “The Tekin Gen3 motors are no joke, super strong with a great feel on the gas and brakes. The midrange is strong but manageable and it shows in my lap times. I’m really looking forward to my future with Tekin Racing.”
Tekin team driver Michael Pham and Mike Duncan both attended the U4RC Championships hosted by Auburn Performance Raceway in Auburn, Ca. The treacherous track consisted of jumps, hill climbs, rock garden, river rocks, dirt, sand, wagon wheels, broken bridges, and with tons of mud & rain.
Pham took the win in the 1.9 IFS division running a Tekin RSX ESC and Roc412 3100kv in his Vaterra Twin Hammers ride. 2 heats and a A-Main finals format had Pham commenting that his “Twin Hammers did exceptionally well lapping everyone but 2nd place in all heats and A-Main.”
Mike Duncan took the 1.9 Trophy class win with his Tekin powered ride and 2nd place in 2.2 Trophy.
Motor Head Indoor Raceway hosted the Pro-Line Winter Nationals. Tekin team driver Chris “18” Wheeler took the Tq and win in Pro 2 SC with my TLR 22Sct 2.0. Chris also qualified 2nd and finished 2nd in 2wd mod buggy with his Tekin powered TLR 22 3.0 and qualified 4th and finished 4th in 4 wheel mod buggy with his Tekin powered TLR 22-4 ! Chris ran the Tekin RSX ESC and Gen3 lineup of motors.
The Ohio R/C Factory once again hosted the CRCRC Winter Midwest Champs. Tekin factory driver Joe Bornhorst was able to Tq the 1/8 E Buggy class and deliver a flawless finish in the A-main managing a half lap lead in the first 5 minutes allowing him to cruise to victory. Joe chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor in his Tekno Eb48.3.
Factory driver Jonathan Yeung took the overall China National Championship running the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor. Jonathan has been taking the local race scene by force with a long list of accomplishments in 2015:
HK Laliwarehouse 1/8 EP Buggy 2015 score series overall Championship (A1-A1-A1TQ-A1TQ)
HK Laliwarehouse 1/8 EP Buggy Tekno Cup 2015 score series overall Championship (A1-A2-A1TQ-A1TQ)
HK Laliwarehouse 1/10 EP Buggy 2015 score series overall Championship (A2-A2-A1TQ-A2)
2015 China National Championship 1/8 EP Buggy A1
2015 China National Championship 1/10 EP Buggy A2
Everyone at Tekin would like to congratulate both Jonathan and Carson for a great year of accomplishments in 2015!
Factory Tekin Team pilot Elliott Boots takes the win in the highly competitive 1/8 E-Buggy class. Dicing it with the likes of Darren Bloomfield taking the overall Tq who also chose to use the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 combination. Other notable drivers running Tekin include team driver Alex Zanchettin. After the triple A mains were sorted Elliott Boots would take the overall win with Darren Bloomfield joining him on the box in 3rd place.
The JBRL Electric series now in it’s 9th season, travelling to tracks all over the west coast, attendance at record highs, and some of the most fun tight and competitive racing around, it’s no surprise the racers enjoy this series every year. Tekin factory driver Rudy Rico managed to have a stellar 2015 JBRL Electric series taking 3 overall titles! Rudy chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and Pro4 HD motor to power his Tekno 4wd SC truck to victory. In his 4wd buggy the Tekin RSX ESC and Redline Gen2 motor was his weapon of choice. In E-buggy it’s no surprise that once again the venerable Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 1900 motor would power him to another overall win(same choice as Adam Drake in the Nitro Series).
“Had a great season of the JBRL 2015 and was able to take 3 championships in 4wd SC, 1/8th scale buggy, and 4wd modified buggy, it was a tough year with tons of competition in each class. My Tekno Sct410.3 and EB48.3 were consistent all year to take the championships. I couldn’t of done it without my sponsors: Tekno RC, Tekin, MIP, Venom, and Schelle.” Rudy Rico
The JBRL Nitro Series just completed its 9th season. With an average of nearly 200 entries per event, it is easy to understand why the JBRL Nitro Series is the most popular racing series in the nation. The JBRL series visited 8 tracks this year. Traveling all over Southern California and Nevada and Arizona to test the skills of its competitors over a wide range of track conditions. This exciting series is fun for the novice and expert racer alike.
Adam Drake from Tekin Electronics supported all 8 events and was able to take home the 2015 Electric Buggy Championship!
Tekin would like to thank Jimmy Babcock and the entire JBRL crew for a successful series. We hope to see everyone soon at the races! Adam Drake chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 1900 motor to power him to his second consecutive championship!
Elliott Boots would take the overall Tq position after 4 rounds of qualifying. Battling with Tekin teammate Ellis Stafford as well as Lee Martin for the win, the semi final mains would be heated to say the least. Boots running the latest Tekin Gen3 motors along with the Tekin RSX ESC would provide him with all the power he needed without fade allowing him to pace Martin in the finals and force a mistake to take the overall win at the Off-Road Wars held at Maritime. Ellis Stafford would take P3 overall also running the latest Tekin Gen3 Motor and RSX ESC.
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