Round 1 of the Northern California Racing League was held at LSR Speedway in Sacramento, Ca. With over 150 entries and racers from all around Northern California and Nevada attending the racing was heated and provided some of the closest racing in the region.
2wd Mod Buggy was up first. A Reedy Race format meant you had to be fast and consistent to win. A1 would have Tekin powered Derek Stephansen lined up outside Tekin teammate Justin Moon. The two would get a clean start and begin gapping the field. Moon would bobble on the center triple giving Stephansen room to breath and take the win. A2 would have Derek lined up in P9 and get wrapped up in a crash early on. Half a lap down to the leader he would put his head down and run them down but run out of time taking 2nd. A3 starting mid pack Derek would set back and watch Strange and Cortez battle out each other for the lead which allowed Derek to pick them both off taking the win! Going into A4 three drivers could be the possible overall winner: Cavalier, Bernal, and Stephansen. Once again starting mid pack Stephansen would get a great start working up to 2nd quickly. The leader would make a mistake giving Derek the lead and would not relinquish it to take the overall class win and set the fastest time of the day in 2wd Mod buggy be nearly 10 seconds! Derek chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 7.5 motor for his B5m buggy.
2wd Mod SC truck was another heavily battled over class. A1 would have Stephansen would take the win setting the fastest time overall. A2 Derek would be hit hard when his motor backed off causing a DNF and giving Kyle Layton his second win of the day. A3 Stephansen would have to bit down and put in work. He would do just that and take the win in A3 with is Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 7.5 TLR SCT 22 2.0. Layton would also win his heat which meant Derek was now in a must win situation. A4 would have all the heavy hitters in the same race: Layton, Stephansen and Bernal. Layton and Stephansen would line up in the back row together. On the tone Stephansen would use his Tekin horsepower to pick his way through the pack to take the lead and lap the entire field up to 3rd place taking another win and the overall class win, his second for the day!
“Big thanks to Codey Hughly, Jeremy Hardesty, Kevin Jelich, and all of the LSR crew for a great race day! Time to get ready for round two at Outback raceway on April 18th! Also thanks to my sponsors Tekin Racing and RaceAKA for the continued support!” Derek Stephansen
Yesterday Brad Rippee was able to attend the AMS Pot O’ Gold race. This event is an annually held race at AMS Raceway in Grand Blanc MI. There was a total of 105 entries in attendance at the race.
In 4×4 sc Rippee was able to take TQ and in the main leading tone to tone with his Tekin Gen 2 rx8 and Pro 4 HD 4300 motor under the hood.
In 1/8th E-buggy Rippee was also able to TQ and take the win with his Rx8 Gen 2 and Gen2 T8 2050 motor.
And lastly was E-truggy we were able to find a good group of guys to run truggy at this event. Rippee was also able to TQ this class and lead the main the whole time coming away with another win. “My Tekin Rx8 Gen 2 and Gen2 t8 2250 truggy motor gave me more than enough power throughout the entire race.” Brad Rippee
Round 1 of the JBRL Electric series kicked off at IERC Raceway. Tekin was well represented with multiple team drivers in attendance.
Rudy Rico managed to Tq in 1/10 4wd Buggy, 4wd SC and 1/8 E buggy. In 4wd SC he would take the win followed by teammate Doug “Casper” Nielsen in 2nd. Both drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 line of motors.
Rudy Rico would continue his winning streak in 1/8 E buggy taking the win and was once again joined by Doug Nielsen in second place. Both drivers using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 line of motors.
Rico would take a hard fought second in 1/10 4wd buggy having a battle with Cody Turner. Rico chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 to power his wheeler.
Øyvind Rasch-Olsen wraps up the JConcepts Challenge series title a round early! Rounds 4 & 5 of the Jconcepts challenge were held at Mustit Raceway in Moss, Norway. In race 4 Øyvind ended up with a TQ and victory after winning all 3 A-mains.
This weekend Øyvind raced round 5. Øyvind started a little rough in the first qualifier, but after that he grabbed the TQ with 2 heat wins in a row. In the mains Øyvind swept all 3 rounds, and made a new track record, beating the old one with 0.4 seconds.
“All three cars on the podium in the last race used Tekin RX8 Gen2 esc and Pro4HD 4300kv. This combo is just pure awesome, and Im really happy with how the motor handles this heavy cars.. Cant wait to try the T8 motor outside this summer.” Øyvind Rasch-Olsen
Be sure to vote for the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and T8 Gen2 in the RCCA Reader’s Choice Awards!
This past weekend was the Peach State Classic held at Loganville RC Speedway. The 1 day race pulled in over 110 entries for the event. With a rough week leading up to the race with rain and snow, the Loganville RC Crew put in a ton of work on the track on friday, and had the track ready for practice at 6 that night. The track turned out really good for racing saturday, developing a nice groove mid-day.
Shay recaps; “I was racing in the Pro E-Buggy class, with 21 entries total for the class. I finished 2nd overall in the first round with a few mistakes, finishing only .2 seconds behind first. I was able to buckle down and TQ in rounds 2 and 3. Starting first in the 10 minute A-Main, I was able to initially get a little lead over the field, I then bumped a pipe and spun out, allowing 2nd to get by. I was able to reel him back in, and make the pass for the lead. I then was able to slowly pull away, just running my laps and trying to be consistent. At the end of the main,I was able to come away with the TQ and the Win for the Pro E-Buggy class. The Tekin RX8 Gen2 esc and T8 1900kV motor were really fast and consistent all weekend. Thanks to all of my sponsors for their help and support.”
Be sure to vote for the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 Motor in the RCCA Reader’s Choice Awards!
This past weekend Max Flurer went up to code 3 RC for their March Meltdown charity race. Flurer was able to take the tq’s in all 3 classes and then go on the win all 3 mains! Max chose the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 motors to power his TLR rides to domination.
The TLR shootout at Dirtburner Hobby & Raceway in Livonia MI. Kevin Morales recaps his successful weekend: “I ran 4wd SCT and 2wd Mod truck. Both of my TLR 22 SCT 2.0 and TLR SCTE 2.0 rides were fast and consistent all day long, setting the Tq pace in both classes with Tekin electronics!
“Thanks for the continued support from Horizon Hobby, TLR, Spektrum, Team Tekin, Proline, Darkside Designs, and Stateline RC.” Kevin Morales.
2015 Tasmanian 1/10 Off Road Titles Goodwood. The first big “title” event of the year. Filled with great people and a fun track with temperatures in the 30’s(Mid 80’s for Us) this race is enjoyed by all. Tekin driver Ash Peeler recaps his time there:
Friday was the only practise day so getting four cars ready in one day was going to be hard and with the temperature up around 30 every day it was going to be a hot one. The track layout was fun, but grip was low and very dusty, it was half way through the day and the track committee decided to sugar the surface and this made a great difference.
Saturday, Modified 2wd and Stadium truck day it was a beautiful morning and I was ready to go. In 2wd after some small mistakes and tire issues I managed to slot into 4th on the grid for the finals, which I was happy with. My 22T was fast and I managed to start from 1st on the grid for the finals. It was great I could help some of the local TLR drivers in Truck with spare sets of blue 3D’s on rims to get them though the days racing.
In stadium truck mod I had a great run in the finals, winning the first two and taking the Tasmanian Title in Stadium Truck Mod, with my TLR 22T powered by Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 7.5.
Sunday was SCT day, the weather was mixed with a very hot morning and then thunderstorms in the afternoon which meant we only just finished the day. My day in SCT was very good, after winning every qualifier I started on 1st for the finals. The first final I had a great race with second place, coming away with the win. In the second final the heavens opened and it was hard, very slippery, I was able to drive a controlled race to win and take the Tasmanian Title in Short course, with my TLR 22SCT 2.0 powered by Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 10.5.
“As Always I would like to thank my sponsors, that help make it all possible. TLR Australia, Team Tekin, Savox, JConcepts, Stickit1 and PMS paint. I would also like to thank the club Goodwood RC for the awesome track and all the other racers for the good times.” Ash Peeler
Tekin would like to welcome UK factory driver Ellis Stafford to our team. Ellis is a multi-time National Champion. He bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the table which will be a major benefit to the team as well as Tekin users in and around his region. Ellis will has already put time on his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 powered TLR cars and had this to say “The power is excellent, smooth and linear. The adjustability is second to none not only with the onboard button interface but even more so with the Hotwire Android App!”
Tekin would like to welcome UK’s own Simon Moss to our Factory Team. Simon is a well respected Schumacher driver who regularly appears in A-finals in any race he attends. The current British Indoor Champion had this to say “Having tested the electronics before I made a decision all I can say is WOW! I was so impressed by the speed, power and ease of use the Tekin electronics come with.”
We’re looking forward to seeing Simon on the podium running the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen2 motors.