Factory Pro Team

Ty Campbell

Team Manager
ty@teamtekin.com

Location:
McCall, ID USA

About Me:
RC has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born in Boise, ID and my Dad, Jim "The Prez" Campbell could see the Capital Dirt Burners RC track from the hospital window. Anything with a transmitter has always been interesting to me and I got my first kit, a Team Associated T3 Team Stadium Truck when I was just getting into racing. Since then, I have always been into some form of RC from dirt track offroad to touring cars to planes and EDF Jets, boats, tanks, construction equipment and beyond. Pretty much if there is an RC version of it, I've probably had it at some point.

My family purchased and moved Tekin from California to Idaho in 2004 and I have worked for the company full time since 2007. I love my job and it really doesn't feel like a job as it is everything I have loved to do from RC to video editing to now filling our Team Manager position. I have my hands in Marketing and run our social media outlets, I am involved heavily in product development and testing, I built and manage our website and online store and I package product when help is needed in Production. There is no one hat that covers what I do around here, it would be too big and make my neck hurt.

Classes:
1/10 4WD Buggy
1/10 2WD Buggy
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 E-Truggy
1.9 Scale Trucks
2.2 Scale Trucks

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Ty  Campbell

Ty Campbell

Team Manager

Joe Bornhorst

Pro Driver

Location:
New Philadelphia, OH

Classes:
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy
1/10 Short Course
1/10 4WD Buggy

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Joe Bornhorst

Joe Bornhorst

Pro Driver

Adam Drake

Pro Driver

Location:
California, USA

About Me:
2006 Neo Invitational TQ and Champion in 1/8th Buggy and Truck.
2007 ROAR 1/8th Buggy National Champion.
2008 Neo Invitational TQ and Champion in 1/8th Buggy.
2009 Silver State Nitro Challenge Truck Champion.
2009 ROAR 1/8th Buggy National Champion.
2010 Neo Invitational TQ.
4 time Driver of the Year. RC Car Action’s Reader’s Choice Award

Classes:
1:8 E-Buggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy

www.thedrakeracing.com

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Adam Drake

Adam Drake

Pro Driver

Ronda Drake

Pro Driver

Location:
California, USA

About Me:
My name is Ronda and I was born in Texas and raised in California. As many of you may know, I am one of the few female racers in R/C industry. I started racing in 1990 and have been racing ever since!

Classes:
1:8 E-Buggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy

www.thedrakeracing.com

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Ronda Drake

Ronda Drake

Pro Driver

Ryan Dunford

Pro Driver

Location:
Riverside, CA

About Me:
I work for Horizon Hobby/TLR as a Product Developer. My primary hobby is racing R/C cars and I have been doing it over 35 years. I love to help others so if you see me around, come and say hi and I would be happy to help out.

Classes:
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy
1/10 4WD Buggy
1/10 2WD Buggy
U4RC

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Ryan Dunford

Ryan Dunford

Pro Driver

Alberto Garcia

Pro Driver

Location:
Madrid, Spain

About Me:
I started racing in 1993, following my dad. After starting at local club races, racing mainly 1/10th off-road classes,  we improved our skills year after year, taking part in Nationals and International events as European championship, World Championship and others as Montpellier GP, Dirt Nitro Challenge, Bitty design race...all of these offered the chance to win:

9x National Championships and several European final appearances.

Classes:
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy

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Alberto Garcia

Alberto Garcia

Pro Driver

Griffin Hanna

Pro Driver

Location: 
Tabor City, NC USA

About Me:
I am currently studying at UNC of Charlotte to become an electrical engineer. I race Pro 1/8 scale classes and look forward to 2021!

Classes:
1: EP Buggy
1:8 EP Truggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy

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Griffin Hanna

Griffin Hanna

Pro Driver

Tyler Hooks

Pro Driver

Location:
Austin, TX USA

About Me:
I spend my days writing about RC cars, talking about RC cars, talking about people who talk about RC cars, and racing RC cars.

Classes:
1:10 2WD Buggy
1:10 4WD Buggy
Late Model
Midwest Modified
Outlaw Sprint
1:8 EP Buggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy

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Tyler Hooks

Tyler Hooks

Pro Driver

Lewis Jones

Pro Driver

Location:
Hertfordshire, UNITED KINGDOM

About Me:
I started racing when I was 8 years old with my dad. It wasn't long before I was hooked with this fantastic sport. I stated at club meetings but soon started competing on the National stage. It wasn't long before I started beating my dad and winning big races. Dad is now an important part of my racing pit crew.

Over the years I've been lucky to race all over the world. One of the nicest aspects of RC is the people. I love meeting new and fantastic racers, pit crew along the way, many of which I would regard as my friends.

Classes:
1:8 EP Buggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:10 Electric

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Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Pro Driver

Ryan Lutz

Pro Driver

Location:
Medina, OH USA

About Me:
My dad has owned a small shop in Ohio my whole life and I have always been around R/C cars. Born and raised in Medina Ohio I left in 2006 to begin working for Kyosho as their team manager in Southern California. Since then I have become sort of a journeyman through multiple chassis manufacturers over the past 15 years. Tekin however has been my power plant of choice on the electric side since 2009. Through those years I have also been married and now have 4 wonderful children and moved back to Medina, Ohio in late 2015.

Some of my favorite things to do in R/C are to create onboard GoPro video's of my cars after events to really showcase the speed these cars go and to just give a new perspective to everyone watching. I am proud to be with Tekin year after year and am never at a loss of power in my electric rides as I compete against the top guys in the world which always keeps my competitive juices flowing!

Classes:
1:8 EP Buggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy
1:10 4WD Short Course
1:10 4WD Buggy

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Ryan Lutz

Ryan Lutz

Pro Driver

JR Mitch

Pro Driver

Location:
Tampa, FL USA

Classes:
1/10 2WD Buggy
1/10 4WD Buggy
1/10 2WD Stadium Truck
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy

 

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JR Mitch

JR Mitch

Pro Driver

Steve Pemberton

Pro Driver

Location:
Whitesboro, NY USA

About Me:
33 Years in R/C.
3-Time Snowbirds Champion
2-Time Oval Masters Champion
President/Owner of Pemberton RaceWorks, INC. Leading manufacturer of National Championship winning Oval Cars. PROUD member of the Tekin R/C family!!

Classes:
1/10 Carpet Oval
1/10 Dirt Oval
1/12 Carpet Oval

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Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Pro Driver

Eric Salvas

Pro Driver

Location:
Montréal, Québec Canada

About Me:
Multiple US National Champion Dirt and Carpet
Reigning Snowbird Nationals Open Pro Modified Champion

Classes:
Dirt Oval
Carpet Oval

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Eric Salvas

Eric Salvas

Pro Driver

Kyle Turner

Pro Driver

Location:
Oakley, CA USA

Classes:
1/10 2wd Buggy
1/10 4wd Buggy
1/10 SCTE
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy

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Kyle Turner

Kyle Turner

Pro Driver

Chris "18" Wheeler

Pro Driver

Location:
Phoenix, AZ USA

About Me:
I'm 35 years old and been racing since I was about 12, started with a Team Associated RC10T electric stadium truck in Novice at my local offroad track. Been racing ever since but outside of racing I enjoy watching Baseball and have recently got into 3D Printing.

Classes:
1/10 2WD Buggy
1/10 Short Course
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy

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Chris

Chris "18" Wheeler

Pro Driver

Jared Wiggins

Pro Driver

Location:
Illinois, USA

About Me:
The only thing in life that should be negative is camber.

Classes:
1:10 2WD Buggy
1:10 4WD Buggy
1:8 E-Buggy
1:8 E-Truggy
1:8 Nitro Buggy
1:8 Nitro Truggy

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Jared Wiggins

Jared Wiggins

Pro Driver

Jonathan Yeung

Pro Driver

Location:
Hong Kong

About Me:
I love to travel around the world and race with my family as a team. Looking forward to meeting you guys on the race track and have fun!

3 time Winner of Chinese National Championship
2019 SIGP A1 Winner of all Chinese ranking
2018 SIGP A1 Winner of all Chinese ranking
2017 A1 winner of Asia Off-road Championship (Taiwan) nitro Truggy
2016 SIGP International class TQA1 in 1/8 EP Buggy

Classes:
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy
1/10 4WD Buggy

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Jonathan Yeung

Jonathan Yeung

Pro Driver

Carson Yeung

Pro Driver

Location:
Hong Kong

About Me:
I enjoy racing in different countries with different racers. Family teams make me feel warm and effective always!

2 time Winner of Chinese National Championship
2019 M.K.Power Cup score series overall winner in nitro Truggy class
2019 OUP Cup nitro buggy Tekno Cup A1 winner

Classes:
1/10 4WD Buggy
1/8 E-Buggy
1/8 Nitro Buggy
1/8 Nitro Truggy

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Carson Yeung

Carson Yeung

Pro Driver