Andy Castellini does it again! Andy took three TQ’s and three A Main electric Wins at the historic Eastern States Challenge in Vineland, NJ this past weekend. Andy ran the Tekin RS PRO’S with the Tekin Vegas 208 software in his Short Course and Mod Trucks. His motor choice was an 8.5 for his SC10 and a 7.5 for the T4. The RS-Pro’s have been the main horses in the stable for all of Andy’s tenth scale racing since their introduction. They have proven to be the most dependable speed controllers he has ever owned. On race day, the ease of program changes to meet the conditions is easy and uncomplicated. It allows for extra time to be spent on other tuning needs. The RC8 1/8 Scale Buggy was powered by the RX8…and IT WAS FLAWLESS!!! Andy was not only the Top Qualifier in Electric 1/8, but was the only 1/8 Buggy to go 16 laps during the 6 minute heats, including all those noisy nitros! The RX8 battled through 3 fast heats, followed by Triple A Mains, ten minutes each, on a track that is hard as concrete with some tough landing jumps! The TEKIN speedo and motor combination was bullet proof………fast……..cool running……….a Top Qualifier………and a WINNER!
Martin Wilfing drivers his Tekin RS/Redline powered Sakuza to victory! Martin had a great overall series (by round) : 1st race 2nd, 2nd race 4th, 3rd race 1st, 4th race 1st, 5th race 1st. This type of consistency allowed Martin to take the overall Austrian Championship title in Stock TC 13.5 Class! Great Job Martin.
We would like to welcome Josh Wheeler to our team! Josh has already experienced the smoothness of the Tekin Rx8 T8 combination at the 2010 Silver State race where Josh Tq’d and nearly one having to settle for 2nd after an “incident” with a corner marhsal.
Josh will be piloting the latest Xray 808e and Rc Monster Xray 808T at the ROAR 1/8 Nationals hosted at Norcal Hobbies and Raceway.
Round 5 North West Regional win!
Sunday the 25th of July was the 5rd round of the BRCA North West Regional Championships held at the Southport Radio Car Club.
After 4 rounds of qualifying Graham was sitting 2nd behind Colin May. The start was fairly regulation until half way around the lap, when Gareth Hill muscled past dropping me down to 3rd, but only a couple of corners latter he made a mistake, allowing me back to chase Colin. It was on lap 2 that all hell broke loose. Colin threw it off the track and at the same time there was a huge crash behind me, the outcome being I was leading by about 8 seconds. From this point I didn’t really look back, just regulating the gap and only doing what was needed and certainly not troubling many apexes!
The race finished with me taking my first in my Tekin powered Durango Dex410 it’s first North West Regional win. A nice birthday present! Fellow Tekin Driver Stu Evans finished third.
Thanks to Paul Rotheram for the pictures.
Johnny Bowden reigning Pro Stock champion takes the top spot with his Tekin Powered Hot Bodies over X-Ray driver and pole man Andy Murray . Andy struggled to match the Hot Bodies driver in the finals and had to settle for second ahead of the Associated TC5 of young star Zak Smith. The series now moves on to West London next month were the championship will be decided.
Kenny Ferris drove his Tekin powered TQ Racing buggy to Tq position at the ROAR National Offroad Champs held in Joliet, IL at Leisure Hours Raceway.
Kenny’s Tekin powered Tq car was dialed in A1. Kenny jumped out to a huge lead and cruised to his first win. A2 Kenny went to different tires that were a bit looser than A1 but Kenny held on and again got out to a small lead and never put a tire in the wrong position. Kenny is the new ROAR National Champion in Stock Buggy.
After Tq’ing and winning the first 2 rounds of the RC Pro series bad luck in round 3 wouldn’t matter. David had some of the worst racing luck in a series race having multiple random mechanical failures during the 3rd event. David had nothing to worry about because Tq’ing and winning the two previous rounds solidified his overall Pro Series win!
Team Tekin’s Kev Lee dominates at Stotfold!
The final round of this years BRCA National Series headed to Hertfordshire held at the Stotfold R/C club.
National finalist Kev Lee Tq’d with his Tekin powered X Factory car from fellow Xfactory team mate Ellis Stafford and Tamiya’s Lee Martin third respectively.
In A1 Ellis would take the win with Kev Lee right on his heels. The positions would be the opposite for A2 when Kev broke away from the pack led by Ellis which would make A3 a must for either Kev or Ellis to take the overall win. Kev once again would show the power of the Tekin electronics running away again from the field taking the overall win ahead of Ellis and the rest of the drivers.
In 4wd Kev Lee again would take overall Tq with his Tekn powered Team Xtreme Predator ahead of Schumacher’s Simon Moss (2nd), Lee Martin’s Tamiya(3rd), and the Associated of Paul Bradby(4th).
Kev would run away with A1 and A3 taking the overall win. Kev was simply at a different level this weekend with his Tekin powered Predator.
Great Job Kev!!