This last weekend was round 4 of the NCT series here in the northwest taking place on the west side of the state in Burlington, WA. With perfect weather and over 175 entries it was not a race to miss.
It was a super close battle all weekend in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class between Tekin’s Jayson Tjepkema, Nate Clark, and Nick Buechler. They all ran a pace on the exact same second in Q1 with Clark taking the round. Buechler would take Q2 and Q3 to secure the pole position for Sunday. A1 would be a close battle for all 10 minutes between Clark and Buechler but Nick would take the win. A2 would go to Clark with Buechler 2nd coming down to A3 to decide the overall. After getting off to a rough start and dropping to 3rd, Buechler was able to work his way back up to the lead and pass Tjepkema to take the win by about 1 second securing the overall win.
This weekends results gives Buechler the points lead in 1/8 Electric buggy and going into rd. 5 in Lewiston, ID next month. Tekin swept The 1/8 Electric podium as Nich, Jayson and Nate all ran Tekin Gen 2 RX8 ESC’s and T8 motors.
In 4wd Short Course Jayson Tjepkema got the overall TQ after taking Q2 and Q3. It would take all3 mains went to get the win. Tjepkema finished A1 just behind Jessi Munn after he bobbled on the last corner, letting Munn get the inside line for the pass on me at the finish line just .159sec apart. Then Tjepkema went on to win A2 and A3 for the weekends overall win with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 Pro4 HD 4300kv powered SC. That also locks up the 2013 NCT Series in Pro 4 SC with a perfect run of TQ’s and 1st place finishes at all four stops defending his 2012 NCT Pro4 SC title!