The 2013 ROAR nationals warm up was held at Gulf Coast RC Raceway in Porter, Texas. The weekend event included the electric buggy class which provided some extra run time on the track and another opportunity for some close racing on the very high bite track . This allowed the Tekin Team drivers to put the power of their Tekin systems to the ground and run some really fast laps.
On Saturday there were three 7 minute qualifiers using rocket round to determine the starting order for the main event. We were able to qualify first by a small margin over Jake Dillinger and Tekin powered David Joor. The main started with a very close group battling for the top spot. After all of the top three swapping positions numerous times Tekin powered Barry Pettit was able to pull a small lead and finish the race in the first position. Barry was joined by Tekin teammate Brian “Smiley” Henn in 3rd.
“We ran the Tekin RX-8 with the T8 2050 motor powered by the Protek batteries. This combination helped our Mugen MBX-6 ECO put all the power to the ground and hook up our JConcepts rubber!” Barry Pettit