Over the weekend of June 9-12 2011 the IMDRA East Coast Nationals were held at Rockingham, NC. Greg received his 2010 National Points Championship award for Electric T/F Funny Car. Greg went on to win the electric Pro Stock class with a 1.595 ET @ 85mph. He also was able to get runner up in the Electric T/F Funny Car class with an ET of 1.47 @ 92 mph. Greg was running RS-Pros in both cars with Todd Putnam Motors.
Norcal Hobbies one of the premier facilities on the west coast boasting both a permanent paved on road track recently hosting the Reedy Race of Champions is also well known for it’s two world class outdoor offroad tracks. Located in Union City, Ca. Norcal will also be hosting this years 1/10 ROAR Electric Nationals. TLR Racing would send no less than Dustin Evans, Frank Root, Cody Turner and other factory drivers to attend the 2011 Norcal Offroad Champs sighting great testing prior to the ROAR nats.
Held over the weekend of June 11th the Norcal Offroad Champs would have a class for everyone. EJ Evans notably from TOP Racing would debut his offroad skills in the 2wd 17.5 NR(non ramping) class taking the overall Tq and win using a Tekin RS Pro. Vid courtesy of Ultimate RC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iRWXiCmXoQ&feature=related
Next up would be Team driver Bobby Gately. Gately would go onto to Tq Pro 4 Short Course using Tekin’s RX8 and SC4x 5.5 motor on a truck just picked up at the track! His Tekin powered Losi SCTe looked dialed in the mains. He would go on to win the class with smooth driving and luck in this hotly contested division.
Vid courtesy of Ultimate RC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1R5-dhMt2I4#at=23
Finally Tekin team driver and Norcal Hobbies very own Kevin Jelich would go onto win the 1/8 E Buggy class. The track is “epic” to say the least boasting HUGE jumps and a very challenging surface. Kevin had great battles with Jesse Stark who won A1, Kevin taking A2 and A3 to secure the win with his Tekin Powered AE RC8b.
Vid courtesy of Ultimate RC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDspDCJPwVE&feature=autoplay&list=SP3EAB8277EB2003E6&index=2&playnext=2
Team Tekin would like to welcome Ronda Drake to the team. Ronda will be piloting her Tekin powered Mugen MBX6 Eco with the Tekin Rx8 ESC and Tekin T8 motor series. We are excited to be working with her and her years of
experience. Ronda is well known in the RC community as being the fastest girl in RC regularly showing up her fellow male racers all over the U.S. Rhonda had this to say “I am very excited to be running all the Tekin products and look
forward to great results!”
Ronda’s first race will be the Grass Roots series in Hemet,Ca.
Our Charity Food Race on April 29th was a great success, we raised $1,644.00 for the Alger Food Bank and a Half an F150 truck load of food. Amy Berryman who has run the Food Bank for 28+ years was so shocked at the amount we raised and sos happy she actually cried. Two radio stations running announcements about the race. We also had two newspapers to do a to cover a race recap of the event, one was the Skagit Valley Herald and the other a small free paper associated with the Herald called the Argus. Between the two we reached 10’s if not hundreds of thousands of people.We did a great job bringing awareness to the foodbank and to the club.
“This past weekend was the Golden State Electric Champs held at Racers Haven in Bakersfield, Ca. I raced Mod 4wd and 2wd. The class with most entrys was stock buggy, which was awesome to see due to the amount of shortcourse trucks out now. The event was held on Saturday only, with three rounds of qualifying and single A mains all done on the same day, it was a late one. Both my cars were great all day taking all three rounds in 4wd which gave me the confidence I needed to go and take the main event also! 2wd was a bit of a different story, Cody Turner and I had good battles all day, I took Q1 and Q2, but Cody got overall TQ with his Q3 win. The main was a ton of fun with some great racing between the two of us, Cody lead the first half till a small mistake letting me get around and hold him off till the end. Thanks to Tekin for all the help and the power!” Zack Rogers
Northwest Short Course Nationals event had over 150 total entries. I competed in the Mod 2wd class which had 45 entries itself.
Mike Mallot was at the Reo Raceway in Rockport, IN to run the Memorial Weekend Shootout. Mike’s recap “The 12 minute main started off really good and I was able to get a little bit of a jump on the field. I made a big mistake on one of the big jumps early and allowed half the field to get around me. I dropped back to 5th but I knew we still had 10 minutes to go and anything could happen. I just paced myself and starting putting in consistent laps. About halfway through I was back up to 2nd and I was catching the leader. I caught him and ran right with him for a couple of laps and watched his lines. I knew I had a faster line at the end of the straight and I went for it. He went wide once again and I was able to sneak up the inside and make the clean pass. Once I got to the lead I started picking up the pace and jumping the big triple to try and put a little space in between myself and 2nd place. It worked out pretty well as I was able to stretch out about a 15 second lead pretty quickly. Once I got out that far I just started being smooth and consistent and went on to take the win by over 20 seconds. I was super stoked to be able to run that good. The racing was intense and I was happy to be out front. My OFNA/BCE Hyper 9e was awesome and really reacted to all the changes I made throughout the day. My Tekin Electronics and AKA tires allowed me the power and grip I needed all night and day to take the TQ honors and the A main win. The PT RC Racing Oils were awesome and gave me that smooth and consistent feel I needed throughout the day. “