The U4RC Summer Slam Series hosted by Auburn Performance Raceway wrapped up December 4th. Tekin factory driver Michael Pham dominated the series taking the 1st place series title in 4 of the 5 classes he was entered into! Pham won the top 4 and took 2nd overall using the Tekin products listed for each one below:
LCRC Raceway hosted the 2016 Mugen Challenge. The three day event had nearly 300 entries! Adam Drake and Noah Dickerson Tekin Racing team drivers attended. Saturday consisted of three rounds of qualifying using your best 2 out of 3 qualifiers. All the finals were run on Sunday after a slight rain delay. The crew from LCRC Raceway did an amazing job and keeping the program running smooth.
Adam Drake was the top qualifier in electric 1/8th buggy. Drake lead the final from wire to wire to become the 2016 Mugen Challenge champion in electric buggy! Noah Dickerson joined him on the podium. Adam and Noah both chose the award winning Tekin RX8 Gen 2 and Tekin 1900KV motor.
Thank you to the crew from LCRC Raceway and the event sponsors: Mugen Seiki Racing, Flash Point R/C, Pro-Line, Tekin, and Absolute Hobbies.
Jim had this to say; “I’m super excited to be apart of the Tekin team. I’ve been using their products the entire time and I look forward to helping make them better any way I can.”
Tekin would like to welcome England’s on-road ace Jimmy Maddison to the team. Jimmy brings years of experience and top results to the team.
Jimmy had this to say; ” I picked up a few of the latest Gen3 Redline motors for a race and was blown away by their performance right out of the box. I got great support from team manager Randy Pike even not being on the team. With his help I had great success right away and knew Tekin would be a great fit for me. I look forward to working alongside Randy and helping others around me go fast with Tekin.”
Jimmy will be attending the 2016 IIC in Las Vegas as well as local events around his region. Look for some of his setup sheets to appear here: http://www.teamtekin.com/hotwire/escsetups/rsx-setup-sheets.html
Norcal Hobbies in San Jose, Ca hosted the 2016 Team Powers Cup. Th race boasted 130 entries in the 1 day race. 2 ifmar heats, single mains were the program of the event.
Drew and Jeff Lorenzo made the trip and entered into the 2wd SCT, 4wd SCT, 2wd Stadium, and E lite classes.
Drew would take the overall Tq in the 2wd SCT running the Tekin RSX and 8.5 Redline Gen3. In 1/8th E Lite Buggy Drew was running the Tekin RX8 Gen2 and Pro4 HD 4300kv again taking the overall Tq and win.
Jeff would join his son on the podium in 2wd SCT taking 3rd overall. In 4wd SCT Jeff would take the Tq and win running the Rx8 Gen2 ESC and Pro4 motor combo.
This past weekend the Great Lakes Showdown was held at “The Track” in Michigan. “The Track” has a large 1/8th off-road track as well as a smaller 1/10th off-road track. Adam Drake was the top qualifier and went on to win both 10 minute Electric Buggy A finals. Adam chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor to power him to victory. Fellow Tekin team drivers Brad Rippee and Kevin Morales would join Adam on the podium going 2 and 3 respectively running identical equipment!
This past weekend the Pembrey hosted the 4th round of the E-buggy and Truggy Nationals. Arrving a day early we were treated with darker and darker clouds the closer we got to the arrival point, with drizzle and then rain greeting us as we arrived. Arriving in the morning with a few puddles and muddy spots on the track the club members were out the doing there best to give us the best conditions to hit the track in practice, with very moody grey dark sky’s we were at this point just happy there was no rainfall.
Practice was up and running and for the E buggy class there would be 2 rounds of 6 minute practices followed by 3 round of qualifying with your best 2 to count, then a single leg main A final. Practice was a little tough as the wet mud sections had caused the cars to pick up dirt on the cars making them a little heavier and not running at there full potential, however with a mixture of uneven jumps and surfaces, for now it was just about feeling your way round and knowing what was where. With practice all said and done all of the guys were happy, ready for qualifying and praying the rain to stay away.
Round one came and with a mixture of happenings involving mistakes and even a rather large drop of rain the cars picking up a lot of extra weight and the hard packed already slippy sections were now lick ice, it was Darren Bloomfield who managed to keep it all under control and adapt to the ever changing conditions to top the time sheets with his Tekin RX8/T8 Gen2 2050kv powered Agama A-215e just four seconds ahead of Nemo racing teammate Tony Truman.
With the nerves of Rd1 out the way for the guys; a slight tweak on tire tread Darren was ready to head out and attempt to secure his overall TQ for the day. With this in mind Darren’s main aim for the day was a podium finish as to secure him the overall championship win for the 2016 e buggy national tittle. He was successful and went on to take Rd2 with an ever drying track and improving his first Rd time by some 16 seconds. This time it would be Nemo Racing Jonni Skidmore who would come home second some 8.5 seconds behind Darren. Darren would start pole on the grid for the main A, with a clear track ahead of him to start his approach on that tittle shot.
Thankfully with no further rain and actually the sun breaking through the clouds it was to be a beautiful start come the A main. A warm up lap in the books and cars being called to the grid, Darren with the confidence his car and system was ample capable of making it to the end of the 12 minute final; he set off at the tone with a few hiccups along the way. Marshals jumping in front of his car stopping him dead for a couple of seconds and then a further few seconds lost in a mix up of back markers. With all these issues Darren would lead from tone to tone, with Jonni Skidmore moving himself into 2nd place early on had a small push for Darren. Darren biding his time saving tires and battery power, Jonni would cross the line second for another respectable podium some 10.5 seconds behind Darren. The 5th and final round to be held at Darren’s home track in Slough in just a few weeks, Darren will roll out and enjoy the day as champion.
With a sigh of relief Darren Bloomfield takes the TQ and win on the day and as mentioned earlier with these results is your 2016 BRCA E-Buggy National champion! Darren would like to thank Nemoracing, AgamaRacing, Beta Tyres, Tekin Racing, KoPropo servos, he would also like to thank boss and team manager Jon Hazlewood as well as team manager at Tekin Randy Pike.
The equipment he used to achieve this huge goal was:
This is the third consecutive BRCA National Champion win for the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 lineup of ESC’s and motors! Tekin would like to congratulate Darren Bloomfield for his Championship Title!
The Northwest Buggy Champs race was held in Pasco, WA. Tekin CS manager Jeremy Potter as well as a host of team drivers were in attendance.
The qualifying format was rocket rounds putting Joe Scales on the pole, Jeremy Potter(Tekin) on the 2, Nick Buechler(Tekin) on the 3. Nick would win A1 after battling with Tekin teammate Jeremy Potter who finished 2nd. A2 Jeremy Potter would take the win setting up the A3 showdown for the overall. After multiple lead changes, the top 3 all finished within 2 seconds with Buechler taking the win, Keith Hadley taking 2nd, Jeremy Potter taking 3rd. that would give Buechler the overall win, Jeremy Potter 2nd, and Keith Hadley taking 3rd. Buechler and Potter both running the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen3 lineup of motors.
Norcal hobbies hosted the Northern California Belts Race Championship with over 120 entries located in San Jose, Ca. Tekin driver Mason Eppley would make the treck and attend this race. He would take Rd4 of the rocket round qualifying with his Tekin powered Xray. Tragedy would occur in his 2wd buggy grenading the ilder gear with no spare to be found ending his run in 2wd buggy.
Eppley In A1, would have a perfect race and almost lap the field as well as setting track record for overall time and fast lap with a 13.9. A2 would be similar, Eppley would traction roll early in the race causing a great battle between himself and Rudy Rico. Unfortunately right after Mason would pass Rudy for the lead, he would break and Eppley would take the win in A2 lapping the field and securing the overall win in 4wd buggy! Eppley chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen3 motor to power his Xray XB4.