The 2013 Southern Nationals and R/C Expo took place this past weekend at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, LA. The event was a huge success with over 300 entries. Three rounds of qualifying were run on Saturday, followed by lower nitro mains and the first round of electric mains. The remaining two rounds of electric mains and upper nitro mains were run on Sunday.
Tekin factory driver Ryan Lutz would take Q1 and Q3 victories in E-Buggy to take the overall TQ. Ryan would take A1 on Saturday followed by Drake in 2nd. Sunday from the second spot Adam Drake would take advantage of a few mistakes by his Tekin teammate Lutz and capitalize and take the overall victory by winning A2 and A3 with his Tekin powered TLR 8ight E 3.0. Lutz would have to settle for 2nd overall. Both drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor.
Tekin powered Brian “Smiley” Henn would take the overall Tq in the Pro4 Sc division. Taking the win in A1 and lapping the entire field in A2 Henn dominated the Pro4 SC class with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc Pro4hd 4300kv powered TLR SCTe 2.0. Teammate Ben Burtle would round out the podium in 3rd.
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