The Psycho Nitro Blast one of the premier races out in the Southeast region of the US was once again, an event not to be missed. Racers from all over the country converged to Unadilla, Georgia, about 2 hours south of Atlanta to race some of the fastest drivers in the world. As always the 24 hour practice schedule, unique atmosphere and every changing track conditions provided for a “have to make this race” event for all who attended.
Early on Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst were learning the track with their Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 powered Tekno ET48 E truggies and apparently having a great time doing so. Synchronized back flips were caught on film for all to enjoy:
Both drivers “feeling” the track and ready to take it to the mains and fight it out for the win. Lutz would take A1 from his Tq position and just clicked off the laps taking the win. Joe would take P2 followed by the rest of the field. A2 would prove dicier as Lutz would bobble falling back into the field giving JB the lead. Minutes into A2 Lutz would battle back to the front in time for JB to make his own mistake relinquishing the lead to Lutz who would go onto take the win and overall title. Tekin would dominate the power demanding E Truggy class sweeping the entire 5 position podium. All 5 drivers would use the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors.
Pic courtesy of LiveRC
Factory Driver Martin Harrison would take the overall Tq in the 4wd SC division. In both A-mains Harrison would check out and never look back taking the overall win. Martin chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 4300HD motor in his TLR SCTE 2.0 truck.
Pic courtesy of LiveRC
1/8 Pro E Buggy was filled with the top pro names you’d expect; Lutz, Drake, McGinty, Flurer, Bornhorst, and more. Bornhorst and Lutz were in the hunt for the overall but would make a few small mistakes Tebo just didn’t make. Tekin would take 3 of the top 5 positions with Bornhorst in 2nd overall, Lutz in 3rd, and Max Flurer in 4th. All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors to power them to a podium position.
The very first ever U4RC in Austria ,Eisenerz on Erzberg. Lukas Klapfer built an U4RC track on his land close to the fence of the famous Erzberg in Austria! It was the first ever U4RC Race in Europe!
22 competitors separated in 2 Classes. (1.9 (12) and 2.2 (10) from Hungary, Germany, Austria and Czech.
In the morning Daniel Siegl was able to set the fastest qualification time with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Pro4 powered Yeti. Of the two main heats Siegl was able to win the second one. In the final, three Yetis ended on the Podium. With some traffic problems Siegl was able to finish 3rd overall.
Hosted at Laliwarehouse indoor track in Hong Kong, over 85 entries made round 1 of the EP Series. 1/8 Buggy as well as 1/10 2wd and 4wd buggy were all filled nicely with entries.
Carson Yeung would take the Tq position in the 1/8 E buggy class over Jonathan Yeung. But it would be young Jonathan who would go onto take the win in the Amain over his father. Both chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and 2050kv T8 Gen2 motor.
Both drivers also ran the 1/10 4wd buggy class with Jonathan coming in 2nd overall followed by Carson in 7th overall. The track conditions were tough, and racing even tougher! Both drivers chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 5.5T motors.
Ashley Cup March 22 2015. (http://ashleycup.com/) was held at Bechard Rc Raceway @ Glen Helen race park.
There were about 37 entries in U4RC with 5 different classes to race in. It was not a point’s race but to show support and help raise funds for the Ashley cup. Tekin team driver Mike Duncan drove in the 2.2 open class which has the Axial Yeti’s, the 1.9 Trophy class which is all hand built vehicles, and the 2.2 Trophy class which is also a hand built class. The races consist of two 8 min qualifiers and 10 mains.
In the 2.2 open class Duncan raced his Tekin Rx8 Pro4 powered Axial Yeti. I had good qualifying heats and placed second in the second heat. For the main I started on the front line and got a good start and stayed out front the whole race and took the win.
In the 1.9 Trophy class Duncan had good qualifying heats. Some good battles going on with the IFS cars through most of the race, then it came down to a few laps from the finish and Scott Coomes with his Twin Hammers started having a battle for first. The two passed each other a few times than Mike was able to get the lead back in the last couple of laps then broke a rear sway bar and took out the right rear tire sidewall so Scott was able to catch him for the win dropping Duncan to second place in the main. Mike chose the Tekin RS Gen2 esc and Redline 10.5T motor in the “Mini Beast.”
Mike Duncan also took the 2.2 Trophy class win as well running a Tekin Rx8 esc Pro4 4000kv motor as well.
“I want to Thank all my sponsors; with their support I am able to have the best products for racing out there.” Mike Duncan
This past weekend Round #1 of the Southern Offroad Series was held at Loganville RC Speedway. It was a really rough week leading up to the race with the rain, and it even rained the friday night before the race. Saturday morning the track was soaked, but the track crew and the over 160 people in attendance pulled together to make it happen. We more than a pallet of wood shavings on the track to soak up the water, and delayed the start time to allow it to dry up. By the end of round 1, the track had dried almost completely, and the racing was good.
“After a tough round 1, I was able to get a good round 2 in and take the overall TQ in Pro E-Buggy, so I was starting first in the 10 minute A-main. I was able to take advantage of this and never look back, just running my laps and slowly stretching my lead lap after lap. I would come away with the win, with almost a full lap on the rest of the field. As always, the car was amazing and my Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motor were flawless. The series looks to be shaping up to be full of great competition. Can’t wait for Round 2!” Shay Brand
Round 2 of the BRCA E Buggy Nats was hosted at Kent Model Rallycross Club. Elliot would go out to take the overall Tq and win using his favorite combo, the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8i 1950kv motor. Elliott will be looking to repeat his BRCA E Buggy national title again in 2015.
You can keep up with Elliott Boots on his website and Social Media pages here:
http://elliott-boots.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Elliottbootsrc
This weekend was the first of 6 stops for the Northwest Championship Tour held in Wenatchee, Wa. Weather was a perfect 75 and sunshine for the weekend of racing on the loamy outdoor track. 198 entries for the weekend. Tekin factory driver Nick Buechler put in a stellar performance it kick off the series.
1/8 E-buggy as usual this was one of the largest and most competitive classes with nearly 40 entries. Nick Buechler was able to take the TQ spot on Saturday with a 1 and 2 on the tiebreaker. In A1 Buechler was able to get a clean start and not look back to take the win by over 5 seconds. A2 was looking good early until Nick’s body mount broke forcing him to eventually pull off. In A3 Buechler would find himself back in 4th mid race but charged up to 2nd and made a pass for the lead and overall win on the final lap! Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc’s and T8 Gen2 motors were the power items in Nicks car.
1/10 4wd mod buggy came in with 29 entries in this class. Buechler would just miss out on TQ to Kyosho’s Jesse Munn and put his Tekin powered D413 2nd on the grid. In A1 the two would batte most of the race but Jesse would take the win by 3 seconds over Buechler. A2 was another close race the whole 6 minutes and Buechler would come away with the win. A3 Buechler would pull away early and never look back to take the overall win. Nick chose the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 to power him to the top spot.
This past weekend was the JBRL Round 2 at Coyote Hobbies. The track and the facility were often refereed to as “awesome” and “excellent” by all who attended.
After a good solid run in qualifying with Ryan Dunford would put his Tekin powered TLR SCTE 2.0 on pole taking the overall TQ. Dunford would lay it down taking the win over David Jensen and Tekin teammate Rudy Rico in 3rd. Both Ryan and Rudy chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 line of motors to power them to the podium.
2wd Mod SC was an all out battle. Ryan Dunford would put his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 powered TLR 22 SCT 2.0 on the box in 3rd.
Rudy Rico would take the overall Tq and win in the 1/8 E buggy class running his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 T8 Gen2 powered Tekno buggy.
A great weekend of racing here in Myrtle Beach SC at the Badlands track which hosted the Spring Sting race with 132 entries. There was a very high percentage of rain in the area but somehow Mother Nature was on our side and only had a small 10 min delay.
Tekin factory drivers Max Flurer, Griffin Hanna and John Michael McGinty III would sweep the E-buggy podium.
All 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 motor to power them to the podium.
This past weekend the Tennessee State Championship race was held at ROCCK Racing in Knoxville, TN. The race drew in an amazing crowd of over 160 racers from all over the southeast. There were 30 entries in the Pro E-Buggy class alone!
Tekin factory driver Shay Brand was running his Tekin powered Mugen MBX7R-Eco at the event. Shay was able to get the TQ in all 3 rounds of qualifying and solidify his #1 position for the main. At the start of the main Shay was able to jump out to a quick lead. A mistake allowed 2nd to pass Shay who would put his head down and charging back. Shay was able to make the pass for 1st with about 2 minutes left and hold on to take the overall Win!
“My Tekin RX8 Gen2 esc paired with the T8 1900kV motor had unbelievable power and consistency. Thanks to all of my sponsors for their help and support, I wouldn’t be where I am today without them!” Shay Brand