The first round of TLR 22 CUP was held this past weekend at Model Game Fair, in Bologna. The race attracted more than 50 drivers in 2wd class. The track opened at saturday to do some free practice and the race started on Sunday with in the morning 3rounds of qualifing and in the afternoon all the finals. Tekin factory driver Alex Zanchettin took the overall TQ of this class. Zanchettin won all the 3 A-finals while Daniele Monzani took 2nd place with his Kyosho and Marco Baruffolo took the 3rd with TLR. Alex during the race used Tekin Redline 7.5T motor and RS Gen2 Esc.
Rd.4 and the final round of the Beach Battle Royale Money/Points Series at Space Coast R/C was held over the weekend of November 16th.
The final round of the Beach Battle Series had some of Florida’s best drivers in attendance including JR Mitch, Jason Rouna, and Paul Wynn. The race format included 2 qualifiers and the mains. Chris Viesins TQ’d both rounds of 1/8th E-Buggy and TQ’d the last round of Mod 2wd Buggy.
Chris Viesins took 1st in 1/8 E-Buggy and after some bad luck in 2wd Mod Buggy, managed to pull his way back up to 4th. Chris Viesins took the overall points series title in 1/8th E-Buggy and 2nd in Mod 2wd Buggy!
“My TLR 8IGHT-E 3.0 equipped with the RX8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 2050kv Motor and my TLR 22 2.0 Mid-Motor equipped with the RS ESC and 8.5 Gen2 motor worked flawlessly all day and all series long!” Chris Viesins
Tekin would like to welcome 3 time Australian National Champ Kyle McBride to the team. McBride recently was dicing it up with the best in the world at the C-netic challenge race in the Femca block. Kyle will be powered by the latest Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 motors in his 1/10 Kyosho cars. McBride will also step into the 1/8 E Buggy class powered by the ROAR National championship winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Gen2 T8 motor line up.
Kyle had this to say ” I’m very excited to work with Team Tekin and look forward to getting some great results with them. I’ve seen local drivers have great success with them in person and am excited to enjoy the same success.”
Kyle will be making his Tekin debut at a large event this December in his home country of Australia.
RC Pro National Finals was hosted by Mikes Hobby Shop/Gulf Coast Raceway, Porter, Tx. A 4 day event with open practice Thursday, controlled practice and 2 rounds of quals on Friday, 2 more quals and lower mains, and Sunday remaining mains.
Round 1 of Quals had Tekin powered Brian “Smiley” Henn taking early Tq in both Pro4 Sc and Pro E-buggy. Henn repeated his top qualifying in Round 2.
In Round 3 Henn would continue the TQ streak, TQ’ing both Pro4 Sc and Pro E-buggy. This would give him the overall TQ for both classes!
On Sunday Henn would go to take the A1 and A2 win in Pro4 to secure the overall win giving him the RC Pro Series Championship in Pro 4 SC! Brian chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD 4300kv motor to power his TLR Ten Scte 2.0 to the title.
In A1 for Pro E-buggy it would be much different. A 5 way battle for the win between Henn, AE’s Jake Dellinger and Tekin teammate David Joor, TLR’s Josh Glancy and local Jeremy Cupps. At the end of A1 it would be Joor taking the win with Glancy 2nd, Dellinger 3rd and Henn 4th. A2 was much the same, A heated battle with Dellinger taking the win, Henn 2nd ,Glancy 3rd. A3 was another exciting main. Henn had the lead for over half the race but a few traction roll’s cost him the A3 win. A3 was won by Dellinger with Joor taking 2nd, Glancy 3rd and Henn 4th. This would put Joor 2nd and Henn 4th overall in Pro E-Buggy.
This past weekend was round number 2 of the JConcepts Supercup at Bashers Rc Raceway in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Basically a state race bringing in all the top level drivers from around the state.
Being a small indoor track, the layout had good flow to it and was fun to drive. A few tricky sections of the track had you drive conservatively while other sections you had to attack. A track with 14 second laps, if you had a few wrecks you could easily be down a lap.
Tekin pilot Brett Kingsbury reports:
“After getting used to the track on Friday, I set my cars up to drive easy in order to make consistent laps. My Tekin powered B44 and C4.2 had great power all weekend running 7.5 and 8.5 gen 2 motors with the RS Pro and RS speed controllers, respectively.
During Qualifying in 4wd, it was arch rival Daimon and I gunning for the top spot. After qualifying was over he earned the TQ with myself sitting in 2nd. In 2wd I qualified 5th overall.
For the mains, I gained the lead after a couple laps into the race until a wreck put me back to 2nd. I ended up on the podium finishing 2nd. In 2wd, during a pass for the 3rd position I ended up in the pipe. After a tough drive trying to make up positions I finished a hard fought 6th.
I would like to thank Tekin for the great equipment they support me with. I have had no issues with my equipment and the ESC I run in my B44 I have used since 2009.”
Jason Moberly would take his Tekin RX8 Gen2, Pro4 HD 4300 powered Tekno SCT 410 to a TQ and win the 4wd SC class at CVR this weekend for the 2nd annual Octoberfest, hosted by Tekin teammate Phillip Atondo.
Jacob Haas tq’ed the second round of 1/8 E buggy qualifying and went to lead the main from start to finish in his brand new Tekin Rx8 Gen2 T8 Gen 2 2050 powered TLR 8ight e 3.0. “Had a great weekend!” Jacob
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The “AMS Italian championship indoor” at IBR in Padova, near Venice with only about 60 drivers in total. On saturday there were all practices and 2 round of 7 minutes qualifiers. On sunday other 2 qualifiers and the final. In both of the final 2 qual’s Alex Zanchettin managed to Tq and started in main final on pole. After a problematic first A1 final Alex would go onto win A2 and A3 final.
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.
|pic courtesy of RcInsider
Delta RC in Antioch CA held there 4th Annual Short Course Explosion. Despite being on the same weekend as the Worlds there was a pretty strong turnout. This year’s race was held on the 1/8 scale track that was a little downsized and lots of sugar so the bite was up! Tekin’s Phillip Atondo made it out to support the event with his Tekin powered TLR Ten scte 2.0. Atondo TQed and went on to win the main under the lights with the strong Delta breeze moving in to add in another obstacle! Tekin teammate Jason “Mo” Moberly would take 2nd running a Tekin powered Tekno chassis. Track crew did an awesome job!
|Jason Moberly(left), Phil Atondo(center)