This past winter season at Mike’s RC World in Bellingham, WA. The series wrapped up this past weekend and after 9 points races where your best 7 count for tally in the points series Tekin driver Rob Sorjonen has managed to take home the Series Championship in not one but two classes! Rob took home the 1/10 4wd Mod Buggy class with his Tekin RS Pro Gen2 motor powered Dex410. In the 1/8 E Buggy class Rob chose the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 in his Dex408 buggy.
Revelation Raceway would host thef finals of the Top Notch Series in Ontario, CA. Tekin drivers Lucas Sanford, Nick Sava, and Chris Blais would look to wrap up the series with big wins and podium finishes in 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy, 2wd Mod SC, 4wd SC and 1/8 E Buggy. Let’s see how they finished up one of the biggest series in Socal!
The surface required drivers of all classes to be easy on the trigger, and proved to be very difficult to be consistent on. Tekin powred Lucas Sanford would take TQ honors for the main event by almost 2 seconds. In A1 Lucas would lead from start to finish, again making no mistakes on the inconsistent and dusty surface. My Tekin RS Pro Gen 2 Redline 7.5 powered Kyosho RB6 responded well to setup changes required for the inconsistent surface and kept me in the front of the pack. Sanford’s TQ and win this round earned him the overall series win and Championship Title! “I can’t say enough about how easy it was to make changes to my ESC profile using my Tekin Hotwire and software.” Lucas
Central Valley RC Raceway in Madera, Ca would once again play host to the March Madness race held on the weekend of March 24th. Racers from all over Northern California and the surrounding regions would converge to see how they’d stack up against each other on the challenging layout and track.
In 1/8 E Buggy Tekin team driver Jacob Haas would take the overall Tq and would go on to win the class using his Tekin Rx8 T8 1900 powered TLR 8ight buggy followed by Tekin powered BMiller team driver Lou Figueira.
BMiller team driver Figueria would also take the win in the Pro 4 SC class using a Tekin Rx8 Pro 4 4600 powered TLR Ten Scte followed by Bmiller teammate Josh O’Connell who Tq’d the class but would settle for 2nd after the two raced to the finish line on the last lap! O’Connell was also powered by a Tekn Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 motor.
Known for it’s “psycho” layouts riddled with huge ski jumps, crazy wall rides and certifiably insane 30 hour straight open practice schedule the Psycho Nitro Blast has grown to enormous proportions over the past few years. Once again hosted in Unadilla, Georgia.
Tekin teammates Adam Drake and Ryan Lutz would exchange Tq honors each round in the 100+ entry deep 1/8 E Buggy class. Drake would jump into the lead from his Tq spot and would immediately begin running low 52 second consistent lap times to take A1 followed by Tekin teammates Barry Pettit(3rd), Ryan Lutz(4th), David Joor(6th) and Eddy Cordoba(7th). In A2 Drake would jump out in front but would quickly fall out of the race at lap 7 after suffering a mechanical failure allowing the rest of the field to take advantage. Tekin teammate Ryan Lutz would lead the field to the end taking the win in A2 followed by Tekin teammate Barry Pettit(2nd), David Joor(4th) and Eddy Cordoba(8th). Once the points were tallied this would give Tekin powered Barry Pettit 1st overall, Ryan Lutz 2nd, David Joor 3rd making it a 1-2-3 Tekin top 3! All 3 Tekin driver were using the Tekin Rx8 and Tekin T8 1900 motor including Tq Adam Drake!
This past weekend was round 2 of the “Chaos on the Coast” a best 5 of 6 race series hosted by Space Coast Rc in Cocoa Beach, FL.
RC Pro Series South Round 1 was hosted by 439 Raceway in Belton, Tx. A relatively new track that no one had been to before, the surface started out smooth then quickly started to rut up. Friday the 15th was open practice. Saturday consisted of 4 Quals using Qual points.
Sunday was main day. In A1 of Pro 4 SC Henn would lead the whole race, till the last lap where 2nd caught up to me and tapped me, some good racer ettique gave me the spot back where we’d finish. In A2, Henn would lead the main until a minute to go where a small bobble would give 2nd the opportunity to take the lead forcing Henn to settle for 2nd in A2. It would come down to A3. Henn would blast out from his Tq position leading from lap 1 never looking back taking the Pro 4 SC class win! Brian would choose the Tekin RX8 and Pro 4 4600 combo in my Losi SCTE.
Pro 1/8 E-Buggy A’s. In A1 Tekin powered TQ David Joor would simply checked out. Teammate Henn was running 2nd up till the last minute where 2 mistakes would allow 2nd and 3rd around him giving him 4th in A1. In A2 Joor had a small bobble at the start but would once again check out on the field. Henn had a rough start but would fight back to take a 3rd. In A3 TQ Joor would sit out since he had the overall win wrapped up. 2nd Qualifier Jake Dellinger took the lead and never looked back. Henn once again had 2 wrecks that costing him. Henn would catch 2nd Mike Battaile but would run out of time settling for 3rd. When it was all over, David Joor took the overall win, Dellinger 2nd, Battaile 3rd, and myself 4th.
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The 27th Annual SRS Cactus Classic wrapped up this past weekend. With 491 entries this was surely one of the largest and highest attended Cactus Classic in recent times. The racers would be thrown for a loop however as the track would be heavily sugared for the event. Some liked it, some didn’t. Either way it would make for some exciting racing all weekend long.
In Pro 2 SC Tekin powered Ryan Lutz would be a front runner early on in qualifying. It would be the Ryan, Ryan, and Ryan show all weekend long in this class. Surely it must be the name, right!? Lutz would be running his Team Durango Desc210r in mid motor configuration powered by a Tekin RS Pro and Redline 7.5 motor. After tripple Amains Lutz would take a well deserved 3rd overall in the division.
Nick Sava would enter the 13.5 2wd SC class at the last minute. This would prove to be a wise decision as he would take a hard fought 2nd place nearly taking the lead in the last few minutes of the race. Nick chose the Tekin RS and Redline Gen 2 13.5 motor.
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Washtenaw Rc Raceway Series was a 9 race series, best of 7 to determine the Series Champ!
This past weekend racers headed to Redlands RC Raceway in Redlands, CA for Round 6 of the Top Notch Series. There were approximately 200 entries for this round.
Top racers would include names like Barry Baker, Brent Thielke, Chris Jarosz, Nick Wautlet, Brian McDuffie, Josh Mitchell, David Jenson and most of the Tekno race team.
2WD Mod Buggy:
On Saturday Tekin powered Lucas Sanford would TQ the first round of qualifying over Team Associated drivers Jarosz and Thielke. The track was faster come round 2, so everyone’s times improved. Sanford was on a new TQ pace until the wall ride got the better of him on lap number 3. Sanford would go on to finish third for round 2 of qualifying. In the main, Sanford worked his way up to 2nd, but had a few mistakes and ended up finishing up 3rd on the podium. His Tekin RS Pro 7.5 Gen 2 Redline powered RB6 worked extremely well all night on the high-bite surface.
8th Scale eBuggy:
8th scale was a flat out blast to run on the small track. The way the track was designed allowed for 8th scale cars to clear everything the 10th scales could not. Two triples and a huge table top transfer made this class the most entertaining to watch. Sanford TQ’ed the first round of qualifying by a full lap over the competition. “The RX8 ESC and Redline T8 1900 motor in my MP9 allowed me to run a tighter line and still land all of the jumps with ease, while other cars had trouble. My Top 15 lap average was better than the next fastest racer’s single fast lap.” Lucas Sanford. Sanford would take the overall Tq going into the main. In the A main event, the start tone sounded and Sanford never looked back putting in a perfect run, winning by more than a lap over the field. Sanford set the overall fastest lap of the entire night as well, with a 15.6 in his Tekin RX8 ESC Redline T8 1900 powered Kyosho MP9 TKI3 that was absolutely dialed for all three rounds.
Lugoff, SC is the home of The RC Pit and their March Madness race. Saturday morning kicked off the first of 4 rounds of qualifying. Tekin powered John Michael McGinty qualified 2nd overall in the Pro Ebuggy A Main.
The Ebuggy A main was first up on Sunday. John stayed in 2nd the entire race behind Max Fluer about 6 or 7 seconds throughout the race until the last lap where he got tangled up with lapped traffic. Max and John had lapped the entire field about 5 minutes into the 10 minute main. John finished 2nd overall. John chose the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 motor to power his Mugen Mbx6 Eco buggy to a podium spot.