“Last week Speedster Hobbies / The Clay Pit hosted the first RC Pro Electric Shootout in Cedar Park Texas. It brought several fast guys such as Mike Truhe, Chris Jarosz, David Joor, Kyle Skidmore, Dave Mangelsdorf, and Ron Atomic. With 10th scale picking up speed again with brushless and lipo technology becoming mainstream these days, this race had a healthy attendence of 160+.
I (David Joor) finsihed 2nd overall in 2wd Modified behind the TQ/1st of Mike Truhe and Chris Jarosz finishing in a very close 3rd. There were a lot of power combinations to choose from on this surface and stuck with a Tekin 13.5 and the RS Pro . The track had a lot of bite but a slight amount of dust 1 foot off the line and timing was critical for a few jumps to 180 degree turns so the lower torque of the 13.5 helped keep the car under control and it pulled like a beast down the straight. In fact the end of the straight sweeper was my personal passing point on other drivers. In stock I finished 3rd behing Truhe and Jarosz. I had the fastest laptimes in stock over the likes of Truhe and Jarosz but could just never put together a mistake free run which is what it took to win. Traffic was a crucial skill needed which I lacked practice in for sure. Stock was a spec 17.5 with the RC Pro set to TP1 for the stock mode.”
Shaun Dunlap has been on a winning streak in the North-West with his Tekin powered Kyosho cars. Shaun went on to TQ and Win the 2wd Modified Buggy and Modified Truck classes at the first annual Toys for Tots race hosed at PRCR raceway.
|pictures courtesy of Kyosho/RedRc
Team Driver Mick Farrell qualified 5th and finished the final 2nd in stock just 0.2 seconds behind Andy Griffiths!
In Sport Modified Mick TQ’ed and won again!!
The Sport Modified Championship is looking good again this year. That’s two wins and a second with 3 out of 3 TQ’s for Mick Farrell!
Ryan Lutz will br running Tekin Redline motors and Tekin esc’s in his Team Durango cars. Ryan has already outfitted his Dex410 1/10 4wd buggy with Tekin’s latest equipment. Ryans due to test this tuesday with Team manager Randy Pike.
Ryan had this to say “Tekin is known for having the best electronics in the industry right now. After talking with Randy my decission for electronics for 2011 was easy. I can’t wait to run my electric cars!”
Welcome to the team Ryan!
This was the third annual “Fall Championship” race. Tekin Team Driver Dave Ronkoski has been the 4wd Open class champion for 3 years running! For 2010 Dave was piloting his new Tekin powered Team Durango 410 in the 4wd class. First weekend out on new car Dave claims TQ in R#2 by .820 seconds, restes his own Tq in R#3 by 1.637 seconds.Top 4 Qualifiers in the “A” were separated by less than 4 seconds! It was going to be anybodies race! Dave once again finished 1st in “A” with nearly a 16 second lead and extra lap.
Dave also ran 13.5 Truck laying down Tq runs in quals1, 2 and 3. Dave made a track surface judgemet error switching tire before the A and only managed a 2nd place coming from behind with a costly spin out. Once again… My Tekin gear didn’t skip a beat all day long in this class! I had a few wanting my truck tech’d to make sure I wasn’t running a mod motor in the 13.5 Spec class. Almost every single time the truck hit the track I had people waiting for me at my pit table to ask me “What the heck did you do to that thing!”… It’s awesome to just smile and point at the Tekin gear!
The 6th Annual Toys for Tots held this year where it all started at Palm Desert R/C Raceway kicked off the morning bright and early with 111 entries.
Tekin Team Driver Dylan Rodriquez Tq’d both Electric 1/8 Buggy as well as 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy. Dylan proceeded to dominate the 1/8 Electric buggy class with a 22 10:01.71 main run. Dylan was running the Rx8 and 2050 T8 Redline motor in his Mugen/BCE Mbx6e buggy.
|Photos courtesy of Neobuggy
Held over the holiday “weekend” of November 25-28th drivers from all over the US converge to Ohio for this annual event.
Mike Haynes wins Mod TC and finishes 2nd in 17.5 TC open esc with his Hotbodies TCX.
Andrew Knaap Tq’s and wins 1/12 GTP Stock(CRC) followed by teammates Larry Fairtrace 2nd(TOP), Kenny Lambert in 3rd(CRC), and Mark Calandra in 4th(CRC).
Mike Haynes placed 2nd in 1/12 13.5 GTP(Speedmerchant) followed by teammates Kenny Lambert(CRC) 4th , Andew Knaap in 7th(CRC), and Jason Schreffler(TOP) in 9th.
Wayne Gerber Tq’d and won Masters 1/12 GTP in his CRC car.
The entire team was using the Tekin RS Pro with Vegas software supported with the Howtire USB device.
The day started off a little rough in the 1st qual as I was unable to get in a groove and made a lot of small mistakes and ended P2 for the first round. The 2nd and 3rd rounds were a lot better as I ended up setting a blistering pace in the 2nd qual and TQ for the round. The 3rd qual was the same way and the car was on rails. I ended up bettering my TQ run from the 2nd round which put me on the grid in P1 for the mains. The 12 minute main started off good as I was able to get a good jump on the start. I was out front of the main and running consistent laps with my fellow Tekin and Hobao teammate Jubal Dike running right there with me. Jubal and I were clicking off fast laps and were starting to pull away from the field until he had a bad marshal mishap which dropped him way down and allowed me to pull away from the field and put a big gap between myself and 2nd place. Once I got out to a big lead I was able to put it in cruise for the last 6 minutes of the main and run away with the win and the cash. My Hobao Hyper 9e with Tekin Power and AKA grip was the perfect combination to put me out front and keep me there all day.
The race was the 1st annual thanksgiving throwdown race at west coast raceway. Jimmy babcock was the announcer for the race and it was a blast. There were over 100 entries. I was the tq in 4wd shortcourse and took the win. I used my jammin scrt10 with my tekin rx8 and sc4x 4.5 motor. I also raced stock truck and was the tq and took the win. I used my associated factory team t4.1 with my tekin rs speed control and redline 17.5 motor.
Shaun Dunlap Tq’s and wins Mod Truck and takes 2nd in 2wd Mod Buggy.