2014 Southern Nationals was held in Monroe Louisiana. Tekin team driver were in attendance and making sure their presence was known. With a technical layout and somewhat slippery conditions in practice it was sure to make for close racing all weekend. The race was setup for 3 rounds of qual points and triple A-mains.
1/8 E Buggy had an entire podium filled with Tekin factory drivers. Tyler “Too Fast” Hooks would take the overall win with teammate Brian “Smiley” Henn along with Chad Panek in 2nd and 3rd respectively. All 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors.
In E-Truggy Tyler Hooks would Tq with Martin Harrison starting from P2 going into the triple A’s. A1 Hooks and Harrison were able to get out front and put in solid laps. Hooks would take the with teammate Harrison taking 2nd. In A2 I followed closely in 3rd as Tyler Hooks would break and allow me to move in the 2nd spot behind Brad Ripple. Brad would then fall with mechanical failures with 3 laps to go allowing me to take the win. A3 I was in a tie with Tyler Hooks for the overall and locked in for a solid 2nd. With a horrible start that I could not recover from, I finished 2nd overall. All 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 motor line.
In Pro4 Tekin power would dominate the event. Tekn factory driver Brian Smiley Henn would Tq the division with Martin Harrison in P2. A1 Henn and Harrison would get out to a fairly clean for some great heads up racing together. Harrioson was able to make a pass to take over the lead about mid race and never looked back. Harrison taking A1 with Henn in two in 2nd. A2 there would be 3 lead changes between Harrison and Smiley Henn putting on a driving show. Harrison would hold on to the leading making the only 12 lap run in A2 to take the overall win in Pro4. Harrison said “Making the decision to remove the over powered HD 4300kv motor and install the Pro4 4600kv was important in my victory for the Pro4 class. The Pro4 HD was just too much for the slick conditions and proves that having the right equipment at the right time can make a difference.” Once more all 3 drivers chose the award winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 or Pro4 HD line of motors.