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.
Fellow Tekin driver Jeremy Potter ended up 2nd in 1/8 Electric Buggy. Jeremy was not having his best weekend overall suffering from mechanical gremlins most of the weekend. Fellow Tekin user Brady Jannsen(1st) ended up with the overall win, with fellow team driver Jason Hunt(3rd) rounding out the podium.
The first round of the UK Championship Series was held last weekend. Trevor Coult and Mick Farrell were on scene helping all the Tekin users adapt to the new 212 software.
“As for the racing, I managed to qualify 8th in the A main in stock, and finished 8th too – not the best days racing I have ever had!! In the Sport Modified class it was different, I TQ’ed and won the A main comfortably.
So it’s a winning start for Tekin in the UK – I want to win the Championship again!” Mick Farrell
The 13th Annual Harvest Classic hosted at Rescue Mini Speedway hosted some of the areas fastest racers. Tekin team drivers once again dominated the electric classes setting Tq and winning their respective classes. Jack Ingberg drove down all the way from neighboring Nevada to race in the hotly contested 2wd Open Short Course class. Jack was on a mission Tq’ing and dominating the main from start to finish using his RS and 13.5 Tekin Redline. Yes that’s right, he tq’d (by 11 seconds) and won Open Short Course with a 13.5! Jack lapped the field up to 3rd place.
In 4wd Open Short Course Tekin team drivers dominated the field. Bobby Gately laid down a really fast time. Team Manager Randy Pike not far behind sitting 2nd, Ron Kammerrer sitting 4th. In the main Bobby and Randy got out clean pulling away from the pack on the first few laps. They would continue to run this way dicing through traffic for the 8 minute main. In the end Bobby would take the overall win, Randy 2nd, Ron K 3rd for a Tekin podium Domination. Clearly proving the new Tekin SC4x motor was the one to beat this weekend.
In 1/8 E Buggy Bobby Gately would Tq again, followed by team manager Randy Pike. Tekin Rx8/T8 systems would dominate the field with nearly 80% of the total field running Tekin. Bobby would once again take the overall win with fellow Tekin user Shon Wilcox taking the 3rd spot overall.
It was a great weekend for the Tekin Team and a good showing for the latest SC4x Short Course motor!
Tekin Team Driver Clinty Riley aka “STLNLST” had a great weekend of racing. The 10th Annual Speedworld Cup was hosted at the world famous Speedworld Hobbies and Raceway in Roseville, Ca. Clint is well known in the area and finally was able to shake the monkey off his back at a major event. Many times Clint has Tq’d or near Tq at this coveted event but never able to clinch a victory. Clint started from the 2nd spot and was able to work his way around the leader to take the overall win in TC 17.5 Super Stock. Clint’s Tekin powered Hotbodies TCX was on rails all weekend.
Equipment used: Tekin RS Pro, Tekin Redline 17.5 Motor, Hotbodies TCX.
Clint, time to find a new online “handle.” I suggest “NowNfrst” Randy P.
The final round of the RC Pro Texas State Finals was held in Austin Texas at N-Control RC.
3 rounds of qualifying placed David in the top spot after TQ’ing the first and third rounds . David was the only driver to turn 17 laps. David lead wire to wire in both A1 and A2 once again turning 17 laps runs in. No other driver could match his 17 lap runs in 1/8 Electric Buggy.
David used: Tekin 4S 5000,1900kv, Losi Eight 2.0 geared 45 spur / 16 pinion.
Rx8 set to : TP2 setting
Tekin brings home 1st 2nd AND 3rd at the LARCC Finals @ Finishline Raceway in the E-Truggy class. With this being the final race of the series, Tekin finished 1st and 3rd overall in the points challenge also !
Thanks again Randy for all your help.
1. MARTIN HARRISON (RX8 / 2000KV)
2. MARK FORBES(RX8 / 2250)
3. MARIO KNOX (RX8 / 1700KV)
Dylan Rodriguez wins the Sidewinder Shootout held last weekend at Thunder Alley Raceway. Dylans Tekin powered BCE/Mugen ride got it done in the 1/8 Electric Buggy A-main. Congratulations Dylan!
|Photos by Neobuggy.
Tekin team drivers dominate the 2010 JBRL Electric series put on by world famous Jimmy Babcock. The final round was of course held at Jimmy’s home track Hot Rod Hobbies. Team Driver Kevin Smith took the overall Stock Truck Championship, Rookie Stock was dominated by young Nick Lasley Jr., and Nick Lasley took the overall Modified Truck Championship! Congratulations guys!
|Photo courtesy of Aaron Waldron RC Car Magazine
|Photo Courtesy of Aaron Waldron RC Car Magazine
The 2010 Tekin GP was hosted at Ardent Raceway(www.ardentracing.com). Sunday October 10th saw some great battles amongst 80+ of the UK’s best drivers. Racing was super close with less than 2 seconds from 1st to 6th place in 12th, 13.5 TC and 10.5 TC. All A main winners were using the Tekin RS line of esc’s!
1st Place Andy Griffiths
2nd Place Mick Farrel
3rd Place Matthew Lax
|12th Pan 10.5
1st Place Andy Moore
2nd Place Jonny Aird
3rd Place Stefan Chodzynski
1st Place John Dawson
2nd Place Zak Finlay
3rd Place Liam Brooks
|TC 13.5 Stock