Blue Rock Raceway in Perry Fl played host for 2nd Round of the Force Series. Tekin factory driver Griffin Hanna and JR Mitch were in attendance both racing E-Buggy. 125 entries, 2 rounds of rocket round qualifying and double A mains meant lots of fun was in store for the racers.
Grifin Hanna would edge out JR Mitch by just over a second to take the Tq spot. A1; JR Mitch would make an awesome superman leaping pass on Griffin to take the lead! That would allow Mitch to take the first win right in front of Griffin. In A2, Griffin would lead the pack around with all kinds of pressure from JR Mitch! The two would swap positions for the lead at least a handful of times. Griffin was able to get back out front about the middle of the race and would go on to win A2. The two would tie with their finishes and the tiebreaker was decided by the combined times of both runs. Griffin was able to take the overall win by 1.5 seconds!
Both drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and Gen2 T8 1900kv motor in their respective cars.
Tekin would like to welcome Darren Bloomfield to the race team. Darren has a proven track record of excellence in many forms of racing. Darren is the point man for Nemo Racing and Agama racing program. “Having tried Tekin on his own with great success it only made sense for us to collaborate with a driver with his level of experience and success. We are happy to make this announcement and we all look forward to working with him.” Randy Pike Tekin Team Manager.
This past weekend Darren Bloomfield and the top UK guys all headed to the second round of the UK E-buggy nationals at whats questionably the best track on the UK scene, Kent model car club. After some over night rain and a consistent drizzle as they all arrived at the track, practice was interesting with a lack of traction, with it fast drying and a few more cars circulating, it was soon to start drying and for P2 was showing signs for a good day.
Round 1 of 3 came round quick and Darren was able to take second in the round with Boots a 4. Round 2 had Tekin powered Elliott Boots take the Tq with Bloomfield coming home in 2nd for the round. With an ever changing track the 3rd and final round, which would see Darren, Lee Martin and Elliott Boots all show there speed for the top spot of the 12 minute main. Darren using his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC paired with 8 Gen2 2050, took the overall fastest time of the day by nearly 2 seconds along with that the Round TQ and top qualifier ahead of the 12 minute A main event.
It would be a sketchy start in the first corner with Darren hooking up on a pipe and allowing Elliott and Lee straight through, after getting hooked up and slowed down with some clinging on chasing pack, Darren soon shook them off and concentrated on catching the leader of Lee martin some 8 seconds ahead with just 7 minutes of the main remaining, whilst putting in some fastest laps of the day, Darren got the gap down to just .5 of a second and with a small error from Lee, Darren found himself in the lead and heading for the finish tone, all in all a great day for Darren with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC, T8 G2 2050 motor in his NemoRacing/Agama A215-E taking TQ honors and a hard fought out 1st position in the A main.
“What an awesome weekend. TQ and win, really getting to grips with the products now. Stuff works flawlessly. Thank you for supplying me with the best I could ask for.” Darren Bloomfield
The final round of the DBRL(Dirtburner Racing League). Tekin team driver Kevin Morales dropped into the 2wd Modified and 4wd SCT classes. He recaps the day;
“My Tekin powered TLR 22 3.0 was dialed all weekend on Pro-line Microns rear and Electron front tires! I took TQ in round 1 of qualifying and never looked back. With a stacked main behind me, I had a solid and consistent run in the main holding 1st from wire to wire.
4wd SC was much of the same story with a round 1 TQ, I was able to dial in my TLR SCTE 2.0 before the main. My Spektrum servos were working overtime today, but they got the job done flawlessly. With Pro-line MC Electrons to ride on, I was able to wrap up the win and overall championship in both classes!
Thank you to all of my sponsors for your continued support!” Kevin Morales
Kevin chose the Tekin RSX Esc and Redline Gen3 in his 2wd buggy. The award winning Rx8 Gen2 Esc and Pro4HD in his 4wd SC Truck.
This past weekend the West Australian State Champs was held. Tekin factory driver in training Brayden Johnston son of team driver Darren Johnston managed to take two State Titles this weekend.
Brayden ran the 2WD Stock and 4WD stock classes. Young Brayden was able to TQ and win both classes over the weekend running the RSX ESC and latest Tekin Gen 3 17.5 motors in both cars.
Auburn Performance Raceway 2nd Race to The Hammer In The Foothills Series. “I had a blast with friends and family in the Auburn, CA sunny skies. I’m proud to have taken a few respectful podium finishes right before the rain came down on us.” Michael Pham
1.9 IFS Class (Vaterra Twin Hammers) / 1st Place Winner
This course layout consisted jumps, hill climbs, rock garden, river rocks, dirt, sand, wagon wheels, and broken bridges. Race had 2 heats and a A-Main finals. The Twin Hammers did exceptionally well lapping everyone but 2nd place in all heats and A-Main. Some memorable moments for this class was the fact that I was able to clear the broken bridge section every time consistently by jumping the first log.
Vehicle Info = Vaterra Twin Hammers / Tekin RSX / Tekin ROC 412 3100kv / 3s 2250mah 70c
– 2.2 Yeti Pro (Axial Yeti) / 1st Place Winner
This class had 13 drivers which is the largest class of the day. Course layout consisted jumps, hill climbs, rock garden, river rocks, dirt, sand, wagon wheels, and broken bridges. Race had 2 heats taking top 3 drivers each heat and a A-Main finals. I qualified for the A-Main after the first heat taking 2nd place. During my heat I pulled the fastest lap of the day of any class with the Yeti of a 32.80 second, I also believe it is my personal fastest lap of the track in it’s current layout. During the A-Main I lead a little more than the second half of the Main, taking home 1st Place.
Vehicle Info = Axial Yeti / Tekin RX8 Gen 2 / Tekin Pro4HD 3500kv / 3s 5700mah 80c
Griffin Hanna attended the 2nd annual Palmetto Classic race in Myrtle Beach SC. “Hats of to Brent Densford,the owner of BeachRC Hobbies and his crew. Pete Funk also did a great job keeping the program rolling with a total of 154 entries. They gave out some of the coolest trophies.” Eric Hanna
Griff Hana TQ’d both 2wd Mod Buggy and 4wd Mod Buggy running the Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen3 lineup of motors. In 2wd Braydon Obremski kept Griffin honest until he had a radio issue. Griffin would go on to take the win after the 10 min main.
Top 5 in 2WD Griffin Hanna, Monty Reeder, Kevin Bullock, Patrick Rossiter,Jason Smith
In 4wd we made a few adjustments with the Tekin Hotwire to tone down the esc. Our Tekin 6.5 Gen3 motor was still screaming down the straightaway but the adjustments worked great. After the 10 min main the,temp was down and he had plenty of voltage left in his batteries!
Top 5 in 4wd Griffin Hanna,Alex Muler,Braydon Obremski,Austin Odum,Josh Knight
Hupo Hönigl was able to wrap up his 2wd Mibosport Cup Championship running his Tekin RSX Redline Gen3 powered XRay cars. Hupo started with other equipment at the beginning of the series and was able to wrap up the title running his latest equipment showing his consistency and speed. Hupo finished 2nd overall in 4wd missing the championship by just one point! Great job Hupo!
The Extreme Carpet Initiative was hosted by Extreme RC raceway in Spring Hill, TN. This temporary carpet track is setup a few times each month allowing the racers a place to race. A previous layout was used for this event which saw a mixture of doubles, corner tables, even a wall ride. Different carpet materials would protect the basketball court flooring from the cars impact over the course of the weekend.
Pic courtesy of JConcepts
Tekin factory driver JR Mitch would attend running 2wd mod and 4wd mod buggy classes. JR would sit in P2 for 2wd mod qualifying. A1 had Blake Boggs taking the overall win. A2 had JR running some of the fastest laps of the weekend with his Tekin RSX Redline Gen3 powered TLR 22 3.0 taking the overall win. A3 would be a battle between Boggs and Mitch. Jr would take the lead only to get into back markers giving the lead back to Boggs who would go onto take the win and overall leaving JR finishing a strong 2nd.
In 4wd Mod Buggy JR would once again start from the 2nd spot for A. Boggs would bobble early allowing Mitch to take the point. They would finish in this order when the tone sounded. JR Mitch was running the Tekin RSX and Redline Gen3 motor in his TLR buggy.
Xiamen ARC International Raceway hosted the Sunpadow Strait Cup offroad competition last weekend and attract around 200 entries to race in two classes – 1/8 EP Buggy and 1/8 GP Buggy. Top racers from Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Mainland China attended this race. ARC International Raceway is constructed inside the 3-Circles Battery Ltd. Industrial Park with raceway size 70m x 40m, and with world-class facility to host high level race event.
Due to bad weather the E-Buggy class would not run mains forcing the organizers to use qualifying positions to determine the winner. Tekin powered Jonathan Yeung would take the win from his Tq position in qualifying. Jonathan set the fastest lap and a new track record with a 34.674 second lap with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc T8 Gen2 motor powered Hot Bodies buggy.
Tekin team drivers had solid results at the Grand Re-opening at Thornhill Raceway. Joe Bornhorst would take the overall Tq in the Pro Ebuggy class but would lose the battle taking 2nd overall with Noah Dickerson in 3rd, Martin Harrison in 5th overall. All 3 team drivers were using the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc, and T8 Gen2 motor lineup.
Martin Harrison would take the overall Tq in E Truggy and the overall win taking A1 and A2. Martin chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Esc and T8 Gen2 2000kv motor for the win. Harrison would continue a successful weekend taking the 40+ E Buggy class once again running the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 motor.