Monday, December 13, 2010

Shaun Dunlap wins the 1st Annual Toys for Tots race at PRCR!

Shaun Dunlap has been on a winning streak in the North-West with his Tekin powered Kyosho cars. Shaun went on to TQ and Win the 2wd Modified Buggy and Modified Truck classes at the first annual Toys for Tots race hosed at PRCR raceway.

pictures courtesy of Kyosho/RedRc

Another great weekend for Tekin in the UK

Team Driver Mick Farrell qualified 5th and finished the final 2nd in stock just 0.2 seconds behind Andy Griffiths!

In Sport Modified Mick TQ’ed and won again!!
The Sport Modified Championship is looking good again this year. That’s two wins and a second with 3 out of 3 TQ’s for Mick Farrell!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tekin inks deal with Durangos Ryan Lutz!

Ryan Lutz will br running Tekin Redline motors and Tekin esc's in his Team Durango cars. Ryan has already outfitted his Dex410 1/10 4wd buggy with Tekin's latest equipment. Ryans due to test this tuesday with Team manager Randy Pike.

Ryan had this to say "Tekin is known for having the best electronics in the industry right now. After talking with Randy my decission for electronics for 2011 was easy. I can't wait to run my electric cars!"

Welcome to the team Ryan!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

David Ronkoski tops the podium at the RCRB Fall Championship !

This was the third annual “Fall Championship” race. Tekin Team Driver Dave Ronkoski has been the 4wd Open class champion for 3 years running! For 2010 Dave was piloting his new Tekin powered Team Durango 410 in the 4wd class. First weekend out on new car Dave claims TQ in R#2 by .820 seconds, restes his own Tq in R#3 by 1.637 seconds.Top 4 Qualifiers in the “A” were separated by less than 4 seconds! It was going to be anybodies race! Dave once again finished 1st in “A” with nearly a 16 second lead and extra lap.

Dave also ran 13.5 Truck laying down Tq runs in quals1, 2 and 3. Dave made a track surface judgemet error switching tire before the A and only managed a 2nd place coming from behind with a costly spin out. Once again… My Tekin gear didn’t skip a beat all day long in this class! I had a few wanting my truck tech'd to make sure I wasn’t running a mod motor in the 13.5 Spec class. Almost every single time the truck hit the track I had people waiting for me at my pit table to ask me “What the heck did you do to that thing!”… It’s awesome to just smile and point at the Tekin gear!

Dylan Rodgriquez wins at the 6th Annual Toys for Tots race!

The 6th Annual Toys for Tots held this year where it all started at Palm Desert R/C Raceway kicked off the morning bright and early with 111 entries.

Tekin Team Driver Dylan Rodriquez Tq'd both Electric 1/8 Buggy as well as 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy. Dylan proceeded to dominate the 1/8 Electric buggy class with a 22 10:01.71 main run. Dylan was running the Rx8 and 2050 T8 Redline motor in his Mugen/BCE Mbx6e buggy.

Photos courtesy of Neobuggy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tekin drivers find the top spots at the 31st Annual US Indoor Championships!

Held over the holiday "weekend" of November 25-28th drivers from all over the US converge to Ohio for this annual event.

Mike Haynes wins Mod TC and finishes 2nd in 17.5 TC open esc with his Hotbodies TCX.

Andrew Knaap Tq's and wins 1/12 GTP Stock(CRC) followed by teammates Larry Fairtrace 2nd(TOP), Kenny Lambert in 3rd(CRC), and Mark Calandra in 4th(CRC).

Mike Haynes placed 2nd in 1/12 13.5 GTP(Speedmerchant) followed by teammates Kenny Lambert(CRC) 4th , Andew Knaap in 7th(CRC), and Jason Schreffler(TOP) in 9th.

Wayne Gerber Tq'd and won Masters 1/12 GTP in his CRC car.
The entire team was using the Tekin RS Pro with Vegas software supported with the Howtire USB device.
Congratulations guys!

Reo Raceway Cash Race has Tekin drivers getting paid!

The day started off a little rough in the 1st qual as I was unable to get in a groove and made a lot of small mistakes and ended P2 for the first round. The 2nd and 3rd rounds were a lot better as I ended up setting a blistering pace in the 2nd qual and TQ for the round. The 3rd qual was the same way and the car was on rails. I ended up bettering my TQ run from the 2nd round which put me on the grid in P1 for the mains. The 12 minute main started off good as I was able to get a good jump on the start. I was out front of the main and running consistent laps with my fellow Tekin and Hobao teammate Jubal Dike running right there with me. Jubal and I were clicking off fast laps and were starting to pull away from the field until he had a bad marshal mishap which dropped him way down and allowed me to pull away from the field and put a big gap between myself and 2nd place. Once I got out to a big lead I was able to put it in cruise for the last 6 minutes of the main and run away with the win and the cash. My Hobao Hyper 9e with Tekin Power and AKA grip was the perfect combination to put me out front and keep me there all day. 

Michael Malott

Kevin Smith dominates The 1st annual Thanksgiving Throwdown race at WCRC!

 The race was the 1st annual thanksgiving throwdown race at west coast raceway. Jimmy babcock was the announcer for the race and it was a blast. There were over 100 entries. I was the tq in 4wd shortcourse and took the win. I used my jammin scrt10 with my tekin rx8 and sc4x 4.5 motor. I also raced stock truck and was the tq and took the win. I used my associated factory team t4.1 with my tekin rs speed control and redline 17.5 motor.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Martin Harrison Dominates the Georgia State Championships!

Martin Harrion attended the Georgia State Championship race in Lilburn Georgia. Martin managed to Tq 1/8 Electric Buggy and 1/8 Electric Truggy and taking the top spot in both classes!

Congratulations Martin!

Jason Moberly wraps up the Norcal Series in 1/8 E Buggy!

Jason Moberly wraps up the Norcal Series in 1/8 Electric Buggy. Jason took the overall Series Title !

Congratulations MO!

Mo was running the Rx8 and Tekin T8 1900 in his Hotbodies Ve8.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dave "Double D" Duncan makes it happen at the Region 4 Champs!

All and all a great race weekend in Coral Springs, FL, at the ROAR region 4!

Dave "Double D" Duncan TQ'd and took 1st place in Stock Truck. Dave also took 1st in Stock Buggy and managed 4th in Stock Short Course truck.

Great Job Dave!
This weekend I traveled to Reo Raceway in Rockport, IN to break out the new Hyper 9E Buggy. I put in a basic setup and started from that. I got there early to get in a little practice time and get the car right and ready to do battle. I spent the better part of practice trying new things and changing things up until I finally got the car really close and feeling really good. They prepped the track before the first round of quals so I switched back to a set of SS Enduro's. The 1st round of quals started and I was setting a blistering pace out front pulling away from the field. I ended up setting TQ the 1st round and setting a new track record for the current layout. The 2nd and 3rd rounds went about the same as the 1st. I got out to an early lead in both and just tried to put down consistent laps and learn the car a little better. In the main I went back to my go to tire the AKA SS Enduro. The main started and I got out to an early lead. I started putting in really consistent laps and was steadily pulling away from the field. In the first 10 minutes I already had a 2 lap lead so I just put it in cruise mode. I ended up winning the 15 minute main by a 3 lap margin proving the Hyper 9E will be a car to beat this winter on the tight indoor off road track. My HoBao Hyper 9E equipped with AKA tires and Tekin electronics was dialed all night long. Pretty awesome TQ and Win with first time I ever had the car on the track. Thanks OFNA/Hobao, AKA, and Tekin for making such awesome products.

Michael Malott

Monday, November 15, 2010

Team Tekin Dominates the Utah State Championships!

Hosted annual at IRCR raceway in Magna Utah. The utah state champs had over 150+ entries this year!

Tekin team drivers take it to the competition Tq'ing and the majority of the classes! 

After 4 rounds of qualifying Team driver Jason Smith TQ'd both 17.5 Truck and 13.5 Buggy , Nathan Lavery Tq'd the most popular class 4wd 13.5 with his Tekin powered Tq Racing ride with over 35+ entries.

Jason Smith used his Tq positions to give him the best chance to win. And win he did taking the State Champion in 17.5 Buggy, 17.5 Truck and 13.5 Buggy!

Nathan Lavery also used hit Tq position to take the 4wd 13.5 Utah State Champ title!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

David Joor is the 2010 RC Pro Series National Champion!

I am proud to say that preparing for this event all year has paid off. I took home the 2010 RC Pro Electric National Championship as well as TQ'ing the Electric and the Pro Nitro class at this years Finals.

This years finals showed to be one of the most trying as far as setup went. The track became completely blown out by the second day of practice. I felt very confident with both my buggies going into qualifying that I even quit practicing on the last day at 3pm to start prepping for the next day. The track was run wet and I quickly had found that the AKA Enduro's were by far the best tire I had in my arsenal. Mainly due to the high bite, insane bumps, and high speed sections. The City Blocks and I-Beams were too tippy for the conditions and the Gridirons didn't generate enough rear traction for my car. But this was to all be questioned for the first two rounds of qualifying because the track went to dry and they weren't watering. The car was hard to drive to say the least and it would show because this would be the only round I didn't TQ in electric and got 3rd in Pro Nitro. But once the water came back it was time for some better times.

The electric class had 5 people that could ultimately win it so the pressure was on. Luckily I had 8 points over 2nd place qualifier Mitchel Gardner which made it comfortable to go into the mains. This turned out to be a false confidence because I had left my car at the track the night prior to the mains and it got below 40f. For the first main I go out to run my car and right before I finish my first lap the spur lost 6 teeth all next to each other. Gear mesh was perfect and nothing loose so I believe the spur got brittle. And Mitchel won the first main so now it was time to buckle down. 2nd main I take the win and was heavily pressured by AE's Kraig Krueger. After regaining the lead from him though his car shut down at the end of the straight due to a wire that I believe became frayed which gave me a comfortable lead of 12 seconds over Speedster Hobbies owner Chris Allison. In order to win the Final and the overall National Championship I was going to have to beat Mitchel and it started off amazing. About 5 minutes into the main I had a 23 second advantage over Mitchel but then my car just shut off at the end of the front straight. I was about to walk off the stand but decided to try it one last time and sure enough 6 seconds later it started working again. I drove the car 1/4 throttle from that point and at the 8 minute mark it happened again and Mitchel got as close as 4 seconds to me. For the next two minutes I decided it would be smart to actually roll all the way into it on the straights to get more airflow and this proved to get me over the line in first. Turns out the fan on my Tekin speedo had failed and was shorting (bec) just enough when it kicked on at 140f to shut it down. 

David used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 Redline 1900kv motor to power his car to victory!

David Joor

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tekin dominates the Mapston Memorial Race!

Tekin Team Drivers Clean up at the annual Dave Maptson Memorial Race held in Spokane Washington.

Jesse Munn Tq’d every round of 2wd Mod buggy with his Tekin powered B4. Jesse dominated taking both A1 and A2 in dominating fashion. Jesse used an RS and 8.5 Redline motor.

Jesse would again do very well in qualifying taking 3 out of 4 rounds in 4wd Mod Buggy again taking the overall Tq. Jesse won A2 and A3 and 2nd in A1 again securing his overall win! Jesse used the RS Pro and 7.5 Redline for his B44.

Again Jesse would dominate qualifying this time in Open Short Course. Jesse Tq’d 3 out of 4 rounds in this hotly contested class. Jesse again got a 2nd in A1, win in A2 giving him the overall win. Jesse was using a Tekin RS and 9.5 Redline motor.

Fellow Tekin driver Jeremy Potter ended up 2nd in 1/8 Electric Buggy. Jeremy was not having his best weekend overall suffering from mechanical gremlins most of the weekend. Fellow Tekin user Brady Jannsen(1st) ended up with the overall win, with fellow team driver Jason Hunt(3rd) rounding out the podium.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The first round of the UK Championship Series was held last weekend.  Trevor Coult and Mick Farrell were on scene helping all the Tekin users adapt to the new 212 software. 

"As for the racing, I managed to qualify 8th in the A main in stock, and finished 8th too – not the best days racing I have ever had!! In the Sport Modified class it was different, I TQ’ed and won the A main comfortably.

So it’s a winning start for Tekin in the UK – I want to win the Championship again!" Mick Farrell
The 13th Annual Harvest Classic hosted at Rescue Mini Speedway hosted some of the areas fastest racers. Tekin team drivers once again dominated the electric classes setting Tq and winning their respective classes. Jack Ingberg drove down all the way from neighboring Nevada to race in the hotly contested 2wd Open Short Course class. Jack was on a mission Tq’ing and dominating the main from start to finish using his RS and 13.5 Tekin Redline. Yes that’s right, he tq’d (by 11 seconds) and won Open Short Course with a 13.5! Jack lapped the field up to 3rd place.

In 4wd Open Short Course Tekin team drivers dominated the field. Bobby Gately laid down a really fast time. Team Manager Randy Pike not far behind sitting 2nd, Ron Kammerrer sitting 4th. In the main Bobby and Randy got out clean pulling away from the pack on the first few laps. They would continue to run this way dicing through traffic for the 8 minute main. In the end Bobby would take the overall win, Randy 2nd, Ron K 3rd for a Tekin podium Domination. Clearly proving the new Tekin SC4x motor was the one to beat this weekend.

In 1/8 E Buggy Bobby Gately would Tq again, followed by team manager Randy Pike. Tekin Rx8/T8 systems would dominate the field with nearly 80% of the total field running Tekin. Bobby would once again take the overall win with fellow Tekin user Shon Wilcox taking the 3rd spot overall.

It was a great weekend for the Tekin Team and a good showing for the latest SC4x Short Course motor!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tekin Team Driver Clinty Riley aka "STLNLST" had a great weekend of racing. The 10th Annual Speedworld Cup was hosted at the world famous Speedworld Hobbies and Raceway in Roseville, Ca. Clint is well known in the area and finally was able to shake the monkey off his back at a major event. Many times Clint has Tq'd or near Tq at this coveted event but never able to clinch a victory. Clint started from the 2nd spot and was able to work his way around the leader to take the overall win in TC 17.5 Super Stock. Clint's Tekin powered Hotbodies TCX was on rails all weekend.

Equipment used: Tekin RS Pro, Tekin Redline 17.5 Motor, Hotbodies TCX.

Clint, time to find a new online "handle." I suggest "NowNfrst" Randy P.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

David Joor takes the win at the RC Pro Texas State Finals!

The final round of the RC Pro Texas State Finals was held in  Austin Texas at N-Control RC.
3 rounds of qualifying placed David in the top spot after TQ'ing the first and third rounds . David was the only driver to turn 17 laps.  David lead wire to wire in both A1 and A2 once again turning 17 laps runs in. No other driver could match his 17 lap runs in 1/8 Electric Buggy.

David used: Tekin 4S 5000,1900kv, Losi Eight 2.0 geared 45 spur / 16 pinion.

Rx8 set to : TP2 setting

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tekin DOMINATES the LARCC Finals held at Finishline Raceway!

Tekin brings home 1st 2nd AND 3rd at the LARCC Finals @ Finishline Raceway in the E-Truggy class. With this being the final race of the series, Tekin finished 1st and 3rd overall in the points challenge also !

Thanks again Randy for all your help.


2. MARK FORBES(RX8 / 2250)
3. MARIO KNOX (RX8 / 1700KV)

Dylan Rodriguez wins again!

Dylan Rodriguez wins the Sidewinder Shootout held last weekend at Thunder Alley Raceway. Dylans Tekin powered BCE/Mugen ride got it done in the 1/8 Electric Buggy A-main. Congratulations Dylan!


Photos by Neobuggy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tekin Dominates the JBRL Electric Series!

Tekin team drivers dominate the 2010 JBRL Electric series put on by world famous Jimmy Babcock. The final round was of course held at Jimmy's home track Hot Rod Hobbies. Team Driver Kevin Smith took the overall Stock Truck Championship, Rookie Stock was dominated by young Nick Lasley Jr., and Nick Lasley took the overall Modified Truck Championship! Congratulations guys!

Photo courtesy of Aaron Waldron RC Car Magazine
Photo Courtesy of Aaron Waldron RC Car Magazine

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tekin sweeps the 2010 Tekin GP !

The 2010 Tekin GP was hosted at Ardent Raceway( Sunday October 10th saw some great battles amongst 80+ of the UK's best drivers. Racing was super close with less than 2 seconds from 1st to 6th place in 12th, 13.5 TC and 10.5 TC. All A main winners were using the Tekin RS line of esc's!

1st Place Andy Griffiths
2nd Place Mick Farrel
3rd Place Matthew Lax

12th Pan 10.5
 1st Place Andy Moore
2nd Place Jonny Aird
3rd Place Stefan Chodzynski

10.5 TC
 1st Place John Dawson
2nd Place Zak Finlay
3rd Place Liam Brooks

TC 13.5 Stock

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dylan Rodriguez with his Tekin powered Mugen MBX6-E buggy TQ'ed and won the E buggy class at this weekends Byron's Race. "The Tekin equipment held up in the 108 deg AZ temps through three quails and the main. We also did a battery check and ran a 20 min non stop run with with no issues. " Dylan

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Andy Vetor cleans up at MSI Raceway Anniversary Race in Roseville Michigan!

Tekin Team Driver Andy Vetor was in attendance down from Canada. Andy managed to come from behind in 1/12 from the 3rd position and take the win. In 17.5 TC Andy would take the win from his Tq spot! Good Racing!

1st Andy Vetor
2nd Chuck Lonergan
3rd James Reilly (TQ)

17.5 Rubber
1st Andy Vetor (TQ)
2nd James Reilly
3rd Mike Smola

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brian and Jesse Munn Sweep the NCT Series

The Munn brothers dominate the NCT series. Brian Munn locked up the Mod Truck class in round 4 held in Lewiston Idaho. Jesse Munn locked up the 2wd Mod buggy class in Rd 5 held Pasco Washington last weekend. Jesse's cousing Brian Munn was in contention up until the 5th and final round of this 5 series best of 4 race format. The two Munn's battled it out with a few key mistakes by Brian allowing Jesse to take the overall NCT series Championship. Brian was determined to win yet another class, 1/8 E buggy. Brian would again have a bit of a rough time in qualifying breaking out in rounds 1 and 3. Brian's Tq'd round 2 though and was clearly in a class of his own beating the previous Tq by nearly 15 seconds! Brian would go out and win the main in dominating fashion securing his 2nd NCT Championship! Congratulations guys!  This is Jesse's 2nd year running the NCT and the 2nd straight year that I have won both the Mod 2wd and Mod 4wd championships

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chris Sturdy wins the Sunshine Coast QLD State Title

Young Chris Sturdy TQ'd  and took the win again a the Sunshine Coast QLD State title race. This ads to his  3 offroad titles and is his  2nd  onroad state title in one year all using Tekin! Congratulations Chris!

"Thanks for the power!" Chris Sturdy

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Johnny LoGiudice wins the JConcepts Northeast Championship!

Johnny LoGiudice drove his Tekin Powered Tq Sx10 2wd buggy to victory over AE's Steven Hartson and Xfactory's Brian Kinwald! Johnny was running a Tekin RS Pro and Redline 10.5 qualifying 4th. Jonny followed the leaders for nearly the entire 8 minute Amain. Johnny's patience would pay off huge as the leaders took each other out a few turns before the last lap. Johnny put his head down and charged to victory! Congratulations Johnny!

From Johnny " All of my sponsors products ran flawless over the entire event. "

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tekin Dominates the International Indoor Championships!

The 2010 IIC was hosted by Scotty Ernst and held in the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. The world’s best on road racers descended to the Riviera in hopes to become a champion. Drivers such as reigning world champion Mark Rheinard from Germany, Andy Moore from the UK, Atsushi Hara from Japan, and Naoto Matsukura from Japan would all be in attendance. Other notable drivers in attendance were Ronald Volker(Germany), Ty Tesseman(Canada), Kevin Hebert (Canada), and Juho Levanen (Finland).

This year’s IIC would have a new set of classes with the “ESC Spec” class that had 0 timing settings. This was the first major race to have such a class. This turned off any and all timing through the esc and once again brought stock racing back to stock speeds. Racers now had to focus on the fundamentals of stock racing: corner speed, ideal gearing and rollout, motor temperature, car setup, and perfect lines were all required to win one of these classes. To say the racing was tight was an understatement. Tech officials were commenting on how easy it was to tech and that nobody had an issue all weekend. To prevent cheating after tech once the race/run was over the drivers were not allowed to touch their cars, they had to be driven back to tech for post inspection. This was well thought out and executed by Scotty’s Tech staff. Great Job guys!

Tekin dominated early on with some of the fastest lap times of the week. Early on it was clear that if you weren’t running Tekin you were out of the show. Early on Team Drivers like Kenny Lambert, Monte Hess, Donny Lia, Mike Hanulec, Wes Lion, Brian Stanton and others were being called out with great frequency having the fastest lap times in their respective classes.

Tekin Team driver Donny Lia was on a mission with his Tekin Powered Speedmerchant Rev 6 1/12 GTP Car. Donny got faster every round in qualifying. Donny’s car would come into it’s own in the main jumping out in front and never looking back. Congratulations Donny!

The talk of the week though was the 17.5 Super Stock Class. The world’s top drivers all trying their hands at competitive stock racing some for the first time in decades! Most notable was Atsushi Hara from Hot Bodies. Hara teamed up with Tekin for the IIC in this heavily contested class.  Hara’s first run on the track was fast but Hara still wanted to improve. Hara then worked directly with Randy Pike, Tekin’s Team Manager to get his setup nailed down. Other Hot Bodies Team drivers took notice and quickly switched to The Tekin RS Pro after seeing how fast Hara was going without any fading. After the final 2 rounds it was clear the two (Hara, Pike) succeeded. Hara’s fastest single lap time in the 17.5 Super Stock class was a 10.1! That is just a few tenths off of the fastest mod TC lap times of the weekend! Hara was quoted saying “it’s fast” and “the power feels great.”  Hara’s car was super fast and had little to no fade during the entire run. His motor would come off 180-190 consistently. This setup would give Hara overall Tq and ultimately the IIC 2010 Super Stock Championship title!

Tekin also found the podium’s top spots :

Stock Rubbery 17.5 Sedan 1st place Dustin Layne, 3rd Brian Stanton.

World GT 13.5 1st place Brian Bodine, 4th Monte Hess, 5th Tim Copp

Expert WGT 10.5 2nd place Pete DAgnolo, 4th Donny Lia

17.5 1-12 GTP 1st place Brian Bodine, 2nd Mike Hanulec, 3rd Kelly Bean, 4th Tim Pandiscio

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Team Tekin Driver Ben Burtle wins at 2010 Hobby Haven Shootout

This annual race takes place over 2 days and this year’s event had a record 214 entries. Sunday was reserved for all nitro classes, 1/8th Electric Buggy, and an Open 4WD Short Course Truck class which was a new class offered for this year’s race.

Team Tekin driver Ben Burtle landed the TQ spot in 1/8th Electric Buggy after setting the fastest times in all 3 qualifying rounds. Ben also competed in the new Open 4WD Short Course Truck class and was able TQ round 2 and qualify 2nd overall the A Main.

Originally, both of these classes were set to run 10 minute AAA mains to decide the overall winner. But the weather wasn’t cooperating that day with scattered thunderstorms in the area, so the race directors decided upon a single 10 minute A main for each class to crown the 2010 champion.

In the 1/8th Electric Buggy A Main Ben got off to a rough start and 2nd overall qualifier David “Fasty” Fast was out in front with the early lead. But after Dave got tied up with lap traffic Ben was able to take the lead for good and lap the entire field by crossing the line before time had expired. David “Fasty” Fast ended up second and Dave Darrow finished 3rd. All 3 were running Tekin RX8 systems.

1. Ben Burtle (TQ) Tekin RX8 system with a 1400kv T8

2. David Fast Tekin RX8 system

3. Dave Darrow Tekin RX8 system

A Main video:

In the Open 4WD Short Course Truck class Ben was able to get around top qualifier Mike Sanders early on in the race and fought off charges from Mike Kares and others to take the win.

1. Ben Burtle Tekin RSPro with a 6.5 Redline motor and Tekin high torque 13mm rotor

2. Alex Eklund

3. Mike Sanders (TQ)

A Main video:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tekin Domination! Round 6 North West Regional TQ and win!

Sunday the 22nd of August was the last round of the BRCA North West Regional Championships held at the Keighley Model Car Club venue.

This was the Keighley clubs first regional, with the track being laid out on 99% grass with one tricky large Astroturf double jump feature. The track looked a fairly simple layout, but the hard backed soil under the grass would soon poke through and make the track much more challenging.


Graham North was “living the dream” in qualifying to take TQ in all four rounds even with the track deteriorating throughout the day. His Tekin RS Pro and 6.5 Redline motor giving him excellent control of his Durango DEX410 on the increasing difficult track. Fellow Tekin driver Stuart Evans would line up 5th on the grid with round scores of 5,4,5,4.

A Final.

Graham led from the buzzer and gained a small lead while battle commenced behind. A charge from Gavin Crolla saw him move up to 2nd place on lap 4, but with Graham regulating the gap it looked safe at the moment, Gavin was catching Graham but only slowly. On lap 10 Graham came upon a big group of back markers and although they did their best to get out of the way the challenging track conditions meant he got bumped about loosing over 5 seconds in the process. Gavin was right on Graham now, and pulled an overtaking move on the downslope of the double jump to take the lead over the line at the start of lap 11. A small bobble on the next lap allowed Graham to seize the lead again, with Gavin right on his gearbox. A small error on the next lap by Gavin gave Graham a little breathing space, eventually keeping it on its wheels to cross the line the winner by just over 2 seconds. Stuart Evans brought his Tekin powered Predator home in 5th place.

Grahams late championship charge of 2 wins and a TQ means that at the end of the series he finished 2nd overall.

Thanks to Stuart Evans for the pictures.

Dylan Rodriquez Dominates at Revelation Raceway!

Dylan Rodriguez TQ'd and won Pro Truggy and E Buggy at the Labor Day Race held at Revelation Race way in Ontario Ca. Dylan dominated qualifying and the mains locking it up in pro truggy and pro E buggy with his Tekin powered Mugen/BCE ride! Congratulations Dylan!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tekin takes every division at the Great Snake Shootout in Lewiston!

Mod 2wd - 208 with Redline 8.5 was a missile! Jesse Tq’d all 3 rounds and took 1s overall by dominating A1 and A2. Fellow driver Brian Munn stayed consistent finishing up in the 2nd spot.

Mod 4wd - 208 with Redline 7.5 was awesome. Jesse Munn struggled in qualifying with multiple mechanical failures with his new B44 but TQ'd the 3rd round by almost a full lap. Munn took 2nd in A2 but the mechanical gremlins would plague him all weekend forcing him to sit out A1 and A3.

Electric 1/8th – Jesse Munn Tq’d the 1/8 division but it wouldn’t be Jesse’s race to win however. Fellow Tekin Team drivers Jeremy Potter and Jason Hunt would endure the 15 minute race. Jesse dropped out with a mechanical allowing Jeremy Potter to take the overall win followed closely by Jason Hunt.

Stock Truck - Dave Gullickson continued his dominance in the stock truck division Tq’ing every round while Taking A1 and A2. Fellow team driver Greg Williams would finish 2nd.

Mod Truck – Once again Dave Gullickson would Tq the first 2 rounds with a 17.5! Going into A3 there was a 3 way tie for the top spot. Dave managed to take the win by .5 of a second!

Jubal Dike is the Overall 1/8 E-Buggy Champion in the Local Joe Nitro Series!

Jubal :
"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."

Monday, September 6, 2010

Andy Castellini dominates the Eastern States Challenge!

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…… running……….a Top Qualifier………and a WINNER!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Martin Wilfing takes the Austrian TC Stock 13.5 National Series!

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 wins the Onroad South Australian State Title

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.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tekin signs Xray Factory Pilot Josh Wheeler!

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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Graham North takes the win the Round 5 North West Regional win!

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.

Monday, August 23, 2010

BRCA TC Round 4

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.