“The 4th and final round of the Local Joe Nitro Series was held on August 25th at Reo Raceway just north of Owensboro, KY. This was a 4 race series between Asylum Xtreme in Louisville, KY and Reo Raceway in Reo, IN. The 4 races averaged well over 80 entries per race to make for some strongly contested racing. Coming into the final round I had only a 12 point lead in the 1/8 scale Electric Buggy class. I was very confident in my Tekin powered, Fastlane Graphix, Hobao Hyper 9E to get the job done however. After 3 rocket rounds of very close qualifying, I found myself starting the A in the 3rd position. At the horn I applied strong pressure and quickly jumped out to a comfortable lead by the end of the first lap of the 12 minute main. My Tekin powered Hyper 9E was on rails and was turning over a second faster laps than the competion. Some costly mishaps with lap traffic caused me to lose the lead in the final moments and was never able to regain the lead. I finished a strong second for the race and clinched the overall Electric Buggy Championship.”
Andy Castellini does it again! Andy took three TQ’s and three A Main electric Wins at the historic Eastern States Challenge in Vineland, NJ this past weekend. Andy ran the Tekin RS PRO’S with the Tekin Vegas 208 software in his Short Course and Mod Trucks. His motor choice was an 8.5 for his SC10 and a 7.5 for the T4. The RS-Pro’s have been the main horses in the stable for all of Andy’s tenth scale racing since their introduction. They have proven to be the most dependable speed controllers he has ever owned. On race day, the ease of program changes to meet the conditions is easy and uncomplicated. It allows for extra time to be spent on other tuning needs. The RC8 1/8 Scale Buggy was powered by the RX8…and IT WAS FLAWLESS!!! Andy was not only the Top Qualifier in Electric 1/8, but was the only 1/8 Buggy to go 16 laps during the 6 minute heats, including all those noisy nitros! The RX8 battled through 3 fast heats, followed by Triple A Mains, ten minutes each, on a track that is hard as concrete with some tough landing jumps! The TEKIN speedo and motor combination was bullet proof………fast……..cool running……….a Top Qualifier………and a WINNER!
Martin Wilfing drivers his Tekin RS/Redline powered Sakuza to victory! Martin had a great overall series (by round) : 1st race 2nd, 2nd race 4th, 3rd race 1st, 4th race 1st, 5th race 1st. This type of consistency allowed Martin to take the overall Austrian Championship title in Stock TC 13.5 Class! Great Job Martin.
Chris Sturdy dominates the Onroad South Australian Title race. Chris was faster then everyone in qualifying taking the overall Tq position. From his Tq position Chris simply walked away with the racing taking the overall win.
We would like to welcome Josh Wheeler to our team! Josh has already experienced the smoothness of the Tekin Rx8 T8 combination at the 2010 Silver State race where Josh Tq’d and nearly one having to settle for 2nd after an “incident” with a corner marhsal.
Josh will be piloting the latest Xray 808e and Rc Monster Xray 808T at the ROAR 1/8 Nationals hosted at Norcal Hobbies and Raceway.
Round 5 North West Regional win!
Sunday the 25th of July was the 5rd round of the BRCA North West Regional Championships held at the Southport Radio Car Club.
After 4 rounds of qualifying Graham was sitting 2nd behind Colin May. The start was fairly regulation until half way around the lap, when Gareth Hill muscled past dropping me down to 3rd, but only a couple of corners latter he made a mistake, allowing me back to chase Colin. It was on lap 2 that all hell broke loose. Colin threw it off the track and at the same time there was a huge crash behind me, the outcome being I was leading by about 8 seconds. From this point I didn’t really look back, just regulating the gap and only doing what was needed and certainly not troubling many apexes!
The race finished with me taking my first in my Tekin powered Durango Dex410 it’s first North West Regional win. A nice birthday present! Fellow Tekin Driver Stu Evans finished third.
Thanks to Paul Rotheram for the pictures.
Johnny Bowden reigning Pro Stock champion takes the top spot with his Tekin Powered Hot Bodies over X-Ray driver and pole man Andy Murray . Andy struggled to match the Hot Bodies driver in the finals and had to settle for second ahead of the Associated TC5 of young star Zak Smith. The series now moves on to West London next month were the championship will be decided.
Kenny Ferris drove his Tekin powered TQ Racing buggy to Tq position at the ROAR National Offroad Champs held in Joliet, IL at Leisure Hours Raceway.
Kenny’s Tekin powered Tq car was dialed in A1. Kenny jumped out to a huge lead and cruised to his first win. A2 Kenny went to different tires that were a bit looser than A1 but Kenny held on and again got out to a small lead and never put a tire in the wrong position. Kenny is the new ROAR National Champion in Stock Buggy.
DJ Clark took a third win in 1/8 Electric Buggy to top off his weekend. Again he was pushed to the limit by Justin Martinez, Justin bobbled at the start and Clark drove conservatively to insure his win, but Martinez had other plans. He closed in and forced Clark to pick up the pace, Clark crashed and Martinez took the lead, then as Clark battled back Martinez crashed and allowed Clark back by for the final time and Clark cruised to the win. The entire podium was using the Tekin Rx8 and T8 Redline Motor line!
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After Tq’ing and winning the first 2 rounds of the RC Pro series bad luck in round 3 wouldn’t matter. David had some of the worst racing luck in a series race having multiple random mechanical failures during the 3rd event. David had nothing to worry about because Tq’ing and winning the two previous rounds solidified his overall Pro Series win!