Round 3 of the Team Associated Summer Series was held at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri this past weekend. Fastlane is also host to the annual JConcepts Winter Indoor Shootout, as well as a host to various other major events over the years including the Off-Road JAM, ROAR Regional 1/10-scale and 1/8-scale championships, and many more.
The largest number of entries were found in the 17.5 2wd Buggy and 13.5 2wd Buggy classes. Tekin’s Mike Garrison was one of the drivers who made the last minute decision to switch from 1/8-scale to 1/10-scale. With very little preparation and no practice decided to enter both classes with his new Tekin RSX ESC and Gen 3 17.5 motor powered TLR 22 4.0 – powered by a Venom 4500mAh shorty pack, sitting on JConcepts Gold Spacebars front and rear.
After a rough first round of qualifying, a few minor changes and tweaks saw Garrison set TQ in both classes. His TQ time for 13.5 2wd Buggy using added timing to his Tekin Gen3 17.5 motor was faster than any 2wd time of the round – including the Mod 2wd Buggy class TQ time!
The mains saw some VERY close racing in all classes, and despite some collisions with traffic, Mike was able to patiently drive his way back to the front for a satisfying win in both 17.5 and 13.5 buggy classes.
“This was my second time out with the 22 4.0.The Tekin Hotwire 3.0 Bluetooth made switching from 17.5 “blinky mode” to advanced timing mode for 13.5 easy and painless in a matter of seconds.”