Monday, February 10, 2014

Tekin RSX wins at the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nats Rd1

Tekin drivers JR Mitch and Josh Wheeler both showed that the Tekin RSX had the power to run against anyone at the opening round of the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nats held at SmacTrac in St Louis.

JR would take the 4wd Mod Buggy division with his Tekin RSX controlled TLR 22-4 buggy with Tekin teammate Josh Wheeler piloting his Tekin RSX 6.5 Gen2 powered XRay buggy to a 3rd spot on the podium.
photo courtesy of RedRC
Jr would also win the 4wd SC class with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 powered TLR Ten SCTE 2.0 truck.
photo courtesy of RedRc

Watch the two Tekin RSX powered factor drivers in A2 & A3 : here & here

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tekin goes 1-2 at the Winter Nitro Point Series @ The Fear Farm!

New Tekin team addition Casey Peck would Tq and win Rd1 with Tekin teammate Ryan Lutz taking the 3 final rounds with Tq and wins with Peck taking 2nd in the remaining 3 rounds.

Peck recaps:

"Ryan Lutz ended up taking the overall for the series with me in second. It was a Tekin 1-2 for the overall series finish. The even better news is that the class grew bigger and bigger each round and for the most the most part (probably 80%) Tekin was the system of choice. Ryan took the time to set up a bunch of new racers systems (mine included) to get them dialed in."

Both drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 line of motors tuned with the Tekin Hotwire!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tekin and Henn take RD 1 of the RC Pro Series!

Round 1 kicked off at Ultimate RC in Alvin, Texas. Mother Nature would make an appearance with an Ice storm blowing in cancelling Friday practice. 4 hours of practice would be held on Saturday.

Saturday practice was "wet" causing cars to pick up weight, nearly 3 lbs at times!  However come qualifying time the track would dry up enough to race on.  Due to the practice the program was cut short to 2 qualifiers which allowed Tekin powered Brian "Smiley" Henn to Tq 4wd SC and take 2nd in Pro 1/8 E Buggy.

Back on schedule had mains running on Sunday. The track was nice and dry but a little rough due to the weather. First up was 1/8 Pro E buggy where Henn would take A1 battling it out with Jake Dillinger. A2 was much of the same the two battling for the lead however Dillinger would take A2. Due to the reduced schedule only two A's were ran with the tie breaker coming down to average times, giving Henn the win! Brian chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Gen2 T8 1900kv to power his HotBodies D8-12e buggy.
In Pro 4 SC it was the "Smiley Henn" show with Brian taking both A1 and A2 in dominating fashion.
Brian chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Pro4 HD motor for his TLR SCTe 2.0.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tekin cleans up at the Power Stroke Winter Shootout!

The Power Stroke Winter Shootout was held at Maximus RC Raceway. The layout for the event was technical and with the recent improvements to the track the grip was higher than normal which would make for tight racing all around. Over 140+ entries was a great turn out even in the cool conditions.

John Cravotta would would battle it out in the Pro2 SC class with his Tekin RSX Gen2 8.5 powered X-Factory truck being the only driver clearing the large double double on the track every lap to take the overall win!

Tekin powered Scott Furtado would Tq and take the overall win in the 1/8 E-buggy class running the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and T8 Gen2 1900 motor. Scott would also finish 2nd in 4wd Mod Buggy with his Tekin RSX Gen2 6.5 powered TLR 22-4 having only the weekend to get the car dialed in!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Tekin wins Run for the Riches!

Rock Racing in Knoxville Tennessee hosted the Run for the Riches. A one day event that was a challenge for the race directors as well as the racers to pack all the action in for one day. Mother Nature also threw a few curve balls, with the temps in the teens, 50-70 mph wind gusts, and slow flurries. But hey, everyone there loves racing RC!!

The qualifying rounds were cut to 2 races as voted by the racers themselves to avoid some very late night mains. Tekin factory driver Barry Pettit qualified in 1/8 E-Buggy as TQ just in front of teammate Mugen/Tekin driver, Shay Brand. Pettit would make a mistake allowing Brand to take the lead who never looked back to take the win!  Pettit would joint his Tekin teammate on the podium 2nd overall.
(L-R) Pettit, Brand, unkown
Both drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Gen2 T8 motor to power their Mugen Eco buggies!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tekin takes Rd1 of the 2014 Super Cup!

Round 1 of the spring session JConcepts Supercup at Space Coast RC in Cocoa, FL. (Host of the 1/10 off-road nationals in 2014). The Supercup is a large racing event in the state of Florida and attracts some of the best racers.

Tekin team drivers in attendance were JR Mitch, Brett Kingsbury, Chris Viesins, and Peyton McDonald.

4wd Mod Buggy kicked off with Tekin powered Brett Kingsbury from P3. The race would be finish in the order it started with Kingsbury taking 3rd behind JConcepts own Jason Ruona and young gun Daimon Borkowicz.

Tekin powered JR Mitch would take 2nd overall with his Tekin RSX equipped TLR 22 2.0 buggy.
photo courtesy of RedRc
JR continued his success with his Tekin Rx8 Gen2 powered TLR SCTE taking the 4wd SC class with Tekin teammate Chris Viesins hot on his heels for 2nd place. Chris also chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 and Pro 4 4600 motor in his TLR SCTE.
photo courtesy of RedRc
Tekin factory driver Peyton McDonald would take his Tekin RS Gen2 Redline Gen2 17.5 powered T4.2 to a win in the Stock ST truck class.
photo courtesy of RedRc

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tekin's TJ Bradley reports from RD4 of the FSEARA series!

Each year one of the most anticipated Florida State races is the Minnreg carpet on road race held in Clearwater Florida. This facility has deep roots in RC holding several ROAR nationals and the IFMAR World Championship in 2003. This year the Minnreg race had a record turnout with racers traveling from all over the southeast to battle for the win.

Tekin team drivers Cory Parson and TJ Bradley were there competing in the very competitive 17.5 Touring class looking to bring home a "W" and build momentum heading into the Snowbird Nationals.

When the first round got underway Cory Parson showed the fasted pace laying the only 35 lap run in the field with Austin Harrison qualifying second and TJ Bradley rounding out the top 3. After round one we had a re sort setting up the rocket round with everyone looking to improve and take a shot at Parsons TQ. After round 2 Cory was able to improve his time securing the top spot and Bradley improved his time moving up to second on the grid putting Tekin drivers one and two on the grid going into the main. Austin Harrison would lock in the three spot with Dave Bowser landing the four spot from the B qualifier and Joe Sumasky rounded out the top five.

In the A-Main Cory left on the tone and pushed a little wide in the first corner allowing Bradley to overtake. TJ’s lead was short lived after a bobble put him back down to fourth and in a battle with Harrison, meanwhile Bowser made up two spots to second and Cory back to the lead. Cory was not going to give it up again and raced to the win with Bowser finishing in second and Bradley third. 
Bradley, Parsons, Bowser(L-R)
"We would like to thank the FSEARA crew and Mike Boylan for another awesome event. See you at The Birds!" TJ Bradley