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.
This weekend I traveled to Reo Raceway in Rockport, IN to break out the new Hyper 9E Buggy. I put in a basic setup and started from that. I got there early to get in a little practice time and get the car right and ready to do battle. I spent the better part of practice trying new things and changing things up until I finally got the car really close and feeling really good. They prepped the track before the first round of quals so I switched back to a set of SS Enduro’s. The 1st round of quals started and I was setting a blistering pace out front pulling away from the field. I ended up setting TQ the 1st round and setting a new track record for the current layout. The 2nd and 3rd rounds went about the same as the 1st. I got out to an early lead in both and just tried to put down consistent laps and learn the car a little better. In the main I went back to my go to tire the AKA SS Enduro. The main started and I got out to an early lead. I started putting in really consistent laps and was steadily pulling away from the field. In the first 10 minutes I already had a 2 lap lead so I just put it in cruise mode. I ended up winning the 15 minute main by a 3 lap margin proving the Hyper 9E will be a car to beat this winter on the tight indoor off road track. My HoBao Hyper 9E equipped with AKA tires and Tekin electronics was dialed all night long. Pretty awesome TQ and Win with first time I ever had the car on the track. Thanks OFNA/Hobao, AKA, and Tekin for making such awesome products.
Hosted annual at IRCR raceway in Magna Utah. The utah state champs had over 150+ entries this year!
Tekin team drivers take it to the competition Tq’ing and the majority of the classes!
After 4 rounds of qualifying Team driver Jason Smith TQ’d both 17.5 Truck and 13.5 Buggy , Nathan Lavery Tq’d the most popular class 4wd 13.5 with his Tekin powered Tq Racing ride with over 35+ entries.
Jason Smith used his Tq positions to give him the best chance to win. And win he did taking the State Champion in 17.5 Buggy, 17.5 Truck and 13.5 Buggy!
Nathan Lavery also used hit Tq position to take the 4wd 13.5 Utah State Champ title!
I am proud to say that preparing for this event all year has paid off. I took home the 2010 RC Pro Electric National Championship as well as TQ’ing the Electric and the Pro Nitro class at this years Finals.
This years finals showed to be one of the most trying as far as setup went. The track became completely blown out by the second day of practice. I felt very confident with both my buggies going into qualifying that I even quit practicing on the last day at 3pm to start prepping for the next day. The track was run wet and I quickly had found that the AKA Enduro’s were by far the best tire I had in my arsenal. Mainly due to the high bite, insane bumps, and high speed sections. The City Blocks and I-Beams were too tippy for the conditions and the Gridirons didn’t generate enough rear traction for my car. But this was to all be questioned for the first two rounds of qualifying because the track went to dry and they weren’t watering. The car was hard to drive to say the least and it would show because this would be the only round I didn’t TQ in electric and got 3rd in Pro Nitro. But once the water came back it was time for some better times.
The electric class had 5 people that could ultimately win it so the pressure was on. Luckily I had 8 points over 2nd place qualifier Mitchel Gardner which made it comfortable to go into the mains. This turned out to be a false confidence because I had left my car at the track the night prior to the mains and it got below 40f. For the first main I go out to run my car and right before I finish my first lap the spur lost 6 teeth all next to each other. Gear mesh was perfect and nothing loose so I believe the spur got brittle. And Mitchel won the first main so now it was time to buckle down. 2nd main I take the win and was heavily pressured by AE’s Kraig Krueger. After regaining the lead from him though his car shut down at the end of the straight due to a wire that I believe became frayed which gave me a comfortable lead of 12 seconds over Speedster Hobbies owner Chris Allison. In order to win the Final and the overall National Championship I was going to have to beat Mitchel and it started off amazing. About 5 minutes into the main I had a 23 second advantage over Mitchel but then my car just shut off at the end of the front straight. I was about to walk off the stand but decided to try it one last time and sure enough 6 seconds later it started working again. I drove the car 1/4 throttle from that point and at the 8 minute mark it happened again and Mitchel got as close as 4 seconds to me. For the next two minutes I decided it would be smart to actually roll all the way into it on the straights to get more airflow and this proved to get me over the line in first. Turns out the fan on my Tekin speedo had failed and was shorting (bec) just enough when it kicked on at 140f to shut it down.
David used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 Redline 1900kv motor to power his car to victory!
Tekin Team Drivers Clean up at the annual Dave Maptson Memorial Race held in Spokane Washington.
Jesse Munn Tq’d every round of 2wd Mod buggy with his Tekin powered B4. Jesse dominated taking both A1 and A2 in dominating fashion. Jesse used an RS and 8.5 Redline motor.
Jesse would again do very well in qualifying taking 3 out of 4 rounds in 4wd Mod Buggy again taking the overall Tq. Jesse won A2 and A3 and 2nd in A1 again securing his overall win! Jesse used the RS Pro and 7.5 Redline for his B44.
Again Jesse would dominate qualifying this time in Open Short Course. Jesse Tq’d 3 out of 4 rounds in this hotly contested class. Jesse again got a 2nd in A1, win in A2 giving him the overall win. Jesse was using a Tekin RS and 9.5 Redline motor.
So it’s a winning start for Tekin in the