The Northwest Championship Tour kicked off outdoor racing here in the northwest with round 1 the Spring Shootout held in Wenatchee, Wa. This years race was the largest to date with around 250 entries.
Tekin powered Nick Buechler would Tq and wind 4wd Mod Buggy after having suffered a mechanical in A1. A2 and A3 would take some work but he’d pull out the overall win when points were tallied. Nick ran a Tekin RS Pro and Redline Gen 2 7.5 programmed by a Tekin Hotwire.
1/8 Electric Buggy was one of the biggest of the weekend with around 35 entries. In A1 Tekin powered Jayson Tjepkema would take the win over Tekin teammate Nick Buechler four seconds after the 10 minute race. A2 Nick Buechler would take 1st by just a couple seconds over Jayson , Jorden Hestness and Jeremy Potter both 3rd and 4th. It would all come down to A3 for the overall win. A3 had Jayson out front with Nich 2nd behind Jayson when Jayson suffered a mechanical putting Nick about 7 seconds ahead of Jeremy Potter sitting 2nd with 4 minutes to go. Unfortunately Nick would also suffer a mechanical with a shock nut backing off. After it was all added up Tjepkema would take 1st, Nick Buechler 2nd, and Jordan Hestness 3rd. All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 and T8 Redline motors to power their E Buggies.