Tekin wins the 2015 Motorama E Buggy Class!

The 2015 Motorama was once again held in a 15 acre indoor complex in Harrisburg, Pa. 2 different tracks, one for 1/10 and one for 1/8 scale. Each track had maxed out at 350 entries a piece!

The 1/8 track had 95 racers in E Buggy and 50 in E Truggy. 3 rounds of qualifying with the 2 best runs seating you for the triple A-mains.

In Pro E Buggy Griffin Hanna was able to take the top qualifying spot. For the mains they ran a triple A main format taking your best 2 runs for overall position. In the buggy A1 race Tekin powered Griffin Hanna lead the first lap and he had a screw back out of the steering knuckle which lead him to finish last in the first run. Not going to plan. A2 was a nail biter, first lap Griff stuffed the pipe a few turns in and dropped to 4th. By the end of the first lap he was up to 2nd. The pressure was on and he needed a good finish to be top 3. Midway in the run he made a small mistake which let the leader get away. He needed a little luck on his side and he got it. With about a minute to go the leader rolled it and Griffin was able to take the lead. He would go on to take A2. In A3 Griffin put in a clean run and lead start to finish. That gave him the overall win in Pro E-Buggy title! Brother Collin had a few rough qualifiers but not bad overall. He would qualify 4th in the B main. From the B main they would take the top 2 to transfer into the A group of racers. Collin Hanna stayed patient till the time was right and was able to get by the top 3 racers. As he was coming around to take the checkered flag,he managed to catch a kicker and flip on the big sweeper. Luckily the turn marshal was able to get back straight to take the win. Collin had a great car but coming from the back of the pack was tough. In A1 he finished 8th,A2 he was able to grab a 4th place finish. A3 he was up to 3rd and caught the same rut and would drop back to 5th. With his total points he would finish 5th overall which is really strong.

Top 3 in buggy are Griffin Hanna ,Anthony Mazzara and Jason Shreffler.

Top 3 in buggy are Griffin Hanna ,Anthony Mazzara and Jason Shreffler.

In the Truggy class Griffin Hanna would qualify 2nd on the grid. All three A mains were really exciting. He would finish 3rd in A1,3rd in A2 and 2nd in A3.With his best 2 runs he would finish 2nd overall.

Top 3 in truggy are Anthony Mazzara and Jason Shreffler, Griffin Hanna

Top 3 in truggy are Anthony Mazzara and Jason Shreffler, Griffin Hanna

The RX8 ESC and 1900kv motor ran great in both buggies. Griffin ran the same Esc in truggy but ran the 2000kv motor in it.

Thank you to all of the boys sponsors: Serpent, Desoto Racing,Team Tekin Racing, Sweep Racing USA, Avid bearings, Leadfinger r/c, Beach Hobbies and Danny Sullivan from SMC batteries.

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