One of the premier annual events in the Northwest area the 25th annual Hank Perry 240 was hosted once again by RCCCS. The race was once again threatened early on by weather. Practice saw a damp but usable track for controlled practice. The track crew was in top form making sure the track was in optimal condition come qualifying.
1/10 was up first and Tekin’s Dave Gullickson was on a mission. Tq’ing the Stock truck class with his Tekin RS Redline 17.5 Losi XXXTcr. Dave used the same truck to Tq the Mod truck class again using a Tekin RS Redline 17.5 system! Dave would stay focused taking the Stock Truck title by taking A1 and A2 in dominating fashion. In Mod truck Dave would have some fierce competition with Justin Wilde. The two would both take one of the first A mains. The title would come down to A3 where Justin would just edge out Dave for the overall top spot.
In 1/8 Electric Buggy with a field of over 40 cars local hero Jeremy “PG-13” Potter would put himself in the 4th position after tough rounds of qualifying. Tires were key to this class choosing the right set was the difference from 1st to 6th. This field was heavy with talent with fellow Tekin Team drivers Jason Hunt and Jesse Munn in the class. In the end Tekin privateer Brady Johnson would take the top spot taking both A1 and A3. Jeremy Potter would take 4th overall followed by Jason Hunt(6th) and Jesse Munn(10th).
Photos by Bethany Chamberlin
Hank Perry 240 Photos
Palm desert raceway hosted Round 6 of the Grass Roots Summer Series. 25 Drivers were all aiming for the top spot in the Pro 4 Short Course class. Tekin’s Brian Sullivan would Tq the heavily contested class with his Tekin powered Losi Panther shod ride! Brian would go on to win the overall in this class using his Rx8 Sc4x equipped Losi Ride. Brian also used Panther Switch 2.0’s in soft compound.
2011 Indiana Electric State Champs hosted at Raceworld Raceway in GRIFFITH, IN held May 20-22nd.
Mike Tq’d Mod 2wd buggy using an RS Pro and Redline 13.5 taking 2nd overall. Mike’s recap “A1 A2 and A3 consisted in a 4 way battle for the entire races with me ending up with 3rd ,1st and a 2nd with my A3 round making a heavy charge in the last 3 min.”
Mike took 1st Place Mod Truck again using only a 13.5 Redline/RS PRo setup! Mike: “I won A1 with some exciting battles the entire race. Running away with A2 sealing the deal on the victory!”
Tekin would like to welcome Doug to our race team. Doug has been racing for over a decade with great success. Doug aka “Casper” is a well known and respected racer that spends as much time on his own race program as he does helping others online in the many r/c forums such as Losi’s Tech forum and RC Tech.
You will catch Doug racing in and around the Socal area OCRC, West Coast, Hotrod Hobbies and other fine racetracks.
“Long Beach, Washington, is famous for its clam digging, pristine coastal/drivable beach line, kite flying competitions and other summertime activities and this year was host to AWCC Qualifier Round #3. In 2010, Rocky Carlson, or Rockpile as he is known on the rccrawler.com boards, stumbled upon this very unique spot at the south end of Long Beach. Nestled against an amazing backdrop and what looks to be like a natural rainforest, especially if you’re from Southern California where vegetation grows because you bought some plants and irrigation from Home Depot, the spot could not have provided a better mix of scenery, accessibility and most importantly, amazing rock. With the compilation from the local clubs of ORCRC, WPRCCA, and WARCRC the event saw over 60 competitors in the highly coveted 2.2 Pro Class and 7 new competitors in the sportsman class ready to get their feet wet in the creative, exciting and just plain fun hobby of RC Rock Crawling.” Squirrel
Scott Hughes and his Tekin FXR T-Series powered XR10 took 2nd place in the Pro 2.2 class.
The first ever Motown Showdown in Modesto, California was held May 13-15 which capped of to have around 75 entries. In 2wd Mod Buggy Zack found himself tarting 2nd behind Cody Turner who set the fastest pace in round two, three seconds over myself ,Tekin teammate Derick Stephenson found himself starting 5th. Zack Rogers Tq’d all three rounds of 4wd Mod Buggy and set track record for fast lap, 24.7!
With a good chance of rain on Sunday the plan was to have two A mains at 10 mins each to see who would be crowned overall champion in each class. The 2wd main was up first and the weather had just given a sample of what was going to happen next. At the 6 minute mark rain started coming down. We finished up the race with Zack Rogers in the 2nd spot, Derick Stephansen(Tekin) found himself 4th overall after the long mud packed race.
Shortly after the 4wd main was up and I was more than ready as the track had dried out just a bit. The buzzer went off and Zack was gone. His Tekin powered Kyosho car was on rails all weekend and within three mins I had already streached a 3/4 track lead over 2nd place Cody Hughey. Zack would suffer a rare car failure while still taking 2nd. A2 would be called due to weather.
Tekin’s Clint Riley would win also take the Stock/Intermediate class with his 13.5 Redline powered Losi 22. Greg Stephansen would finish behind him, also Tekin powered.
Revolution Raceway in Appleton WI. Very first point season. The series length was 12 week with 2 drop outs. Brian proved to have the consistency over the race series to place 1st in Mod Truck. Brian also took 2nd in Mod Buggy.
Points series Standings:
In Mod Buggy 1st place Brandon Radke
2nd place Brian Weyers(Tekin)
3rd place Zac Rose
In Mod Stadium Truck
1st place Brian Weyers(Tekin)
2nd place Jim Flemming
3rd place Mike Stager
“Last weekend was the 3rd round of JBRL and I had an decent weekend. I had the speed and right setup to be in the hunt. A little bad luck and a mental error put me 3rd in 4wd and 4th in 2wd. My Tekin gear ran flawlessly as always! Standings after 3 rounds:
Chris Jarosz Zack Rogers(Tekin)
Zack Rogers(Tekin) Andrew Smolnik
Brian Mcduffie Jimmy Barnett
Andrew Smolnik Greg Hodapp
Frank Root Nick Lasley(Tekin)
Jonny Wachter Brent Fiege
Aaron Lane Josh Mitchell
Nick Lasley(Tekin) Brent Bisbee
Cody Turner Justin Mead
Jimmy Barnett Jorn Neumann
“In the main the top 5 in quals were only 8 seconds apart. The main started off really well and my OFNA teammate and I were able to get away from the field early and were starting to pull away. I made a mistake under the bridge section and it took the marshal a few seconds to get to me and that dropped me back to about 5th spot. I knew I had a lot of time left so I put that behind me and started hitting my marks and making a charge. When I got to 3rd I could see the top 2 were starting to battle it out and if I could get to them I would be able to make my moves while they were racing each other. I caught them with about 4 minutes to go and stayed right there with them until about 3 minutes to go. I made a move on the leaders and went to the inside of both of them coming onto the straight and was able to out power them down the straight and take the lead. Once I got to the lead they were still battling it out and then they tangled under the bridge section. That allowed me to get away from the rest of the field and cruise for the last 2 minutes of the race and take the win. I was pumped with the win and to start the series off right. My OFNA/BCE Hyper 9e was awesome and really reacted to all the changes I made throughout the day. My Tekin Electronics and AKA tires allowed me the power and grip I needed all night and day to take the TQ honors and the A main win. The PT RC Racing Oils were awesome and gave me that smooth and consistent feel I needed throughout the day.
Thanks to all my sponsors for giving me the opportunity again this year to use your products. With my current program and sponsors I am confident that I have the best equipment on the market today to be a front runner everywhere I go this year. ” Mike Malott