Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kyle Johnson proves "fastest" at the KO Propo Race this past weekend.

Kyle Johnson finished 2nd overall with his Tekin Powered Losi scte sc 4x4 at the Ko Propo race held at west coast rc. The race format had Kyle in triple a mains. Kyle won one of the three mains along with with two second place finishes. Kyle ran the fastest single laps all weekend with his Tekin powered Losi Scte proving consistent speed and bullet proof electronics package of the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 will put you on the podium!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tekin Driver Eric Salvas Wins at the USOW Champs!

Eric Salvas lined up 4th in the Late Model 13.5 with his Tekin Powered Custom Works car . The LM class had over 55+ entries. Eric was able to pull out the win over a star studded A main group. In the LM A-main ...all cars were using a Tekin RSpro.

Eric also qual'd 3rd in EDM but had to drive an ill handling car in the main settling for 6th overall.

Both Steve and Eric Salvas rubbed wheel to wheel in the super fast Mod Sprint class that had over 80 entries this year. The Salvas brothers both made the B along with other well respected racers such as Josh Cyrul, Arnie Fie, Jamie Tennies and others. This event was stacked to say the least!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Alan Burton Tq's and wins the 4th Annual Toys 4 Tots in Flowood Mississippi!

This past weekend marked the conclusion of the second annual Toys 4 Tots Shootout at the Flowood R/C Park in Jackson Mississippi. This event doubled in size for this year and had close to 150 entries. The true reason behind the event wast to give the racers a great event to race without worry of weather and to raise toys for children who otherwise may not have a happy Christmas Season. Almost 200 toys were raised and the event was a success. The track is large by indoor standards and had a great layout put in by Marc Beck and crew of the Flowood Facility. It has great dirt and even with cold temps laid down a great running line and provided good traction. The event offered Nitro and Electric classes.

Team Tekin's Alan Burton of Birmingham Alabama attended the event running Modified 2wd buggy and 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy. Alan was able to secure the win in Nitro Buggy, and took TQ honors and the win in the full field of mod 2wd buggies!

Alan Burton: "The facility is amazing, and something to visit! We had a great time making the trip from Birmingham Alabama. My Tekin powered TLR 22 buggy was very good at this track and gave me a lot of confidence to pick some of the faster lines and stay out front. My Tekin system of choice was the Redline 8.5 with the RS Pro ESC. On this combo I run very little timing advance and it's smooth yet offers a lot of torque and speed. The thing I feel like Tekin has the advantage with is the smoothness of the systems, making it put down the power better and lower the lap times!"

Mike Applegate Tq's and podiums at the Jconcepts Clash!

This year’s clash was held in Coral Springs, Florida at CSRCCC.  The weather did not cooperate all weekend which brought wet and muddy track conditions.  Qualifying was scheduled to run four qualifiers, however due to weather it was cut to only two.  I ran 3 classes, stock buggy, stock truck, and Pro 2 Stock Short course.  I won all my heats in all three classes, but qualifying proved to be how good the track conditions were during your run.  After qualifying I was sitting 3rd in stock buggy and truck, and TQ in Pro 2 Stock.  I ended up finishing 5th in stock buggy, and dnf'd after leading stock truck due to a ball cup snapping, and finished 2nd in Pro 2 Stock short course after a complete downpour during the main.  The mains were 8 minutes and with the muddy conditions I was concerned about the extra weight hurting run times and burning up motors, but I ended up with the same gearing and everything was solid to the very end. The Tekins were powerful and fast all weekend !

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jeremy "The Fez" Felles wins the Illinois Indoor Champs!

Jeremy had this to say "I wanted to thank you and the team at Tekin for making my job as a representative easy. The RX8 is still performing flawlessly. I enjoy having the confidence to tell people that the RX8 and T8 motors are the most reliable, best performing 1/8th system on the market."

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dayton Miller wins Stock Truck at the 2011 Spektrum Race!

Going into the 4th round of qualifying Dayton Miller led Nathan Evans(Dustin Evans brother) by a tie breaker of best combined runs. Dayton bobbled near the end of the 4th round costing him the overall Tq by must 5 hundredths of a second!

Starting 2nd from the grid Dayton followed Nathan for 4-5 laps. Dayton pressured him and forced Nathan into a mistake off a jump and made the pass. From that point forward Dayton built up a 4 second lead and while in the lead also bobbled taking the table top wrong and tumbled requiring a marshal. This allowed Nathan to catch back up and the two raced hard until the finish with Dayton coming out the victor!

Dayton Center in "Tekin"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Andy Castellini dominates the Turkey Day Race at Family Hobbies Raceway.

Family Hobbies Raceway in Vineland, NJ celebrated Thanksgiving by hosting a Turkey Day Race with real Turkeys and other holiday treats for the winners.  With some of top racers from the tri-state area competing for the “Big Birds”,  the racing was close, great to watch and a lot of fun for all the participants.

Andy Castellini competed in Electric Eight Buggy and 4x4 Short Course TQ’ing both classes and then going on for the Win and a claim to the Big Birds!  Andy relied on Tekin RX8s to handle all the control for his Tekin Pro 4 and T8 motors, and they were a winning combination.  The Tekins ran flawless all day, with nothing to do but inspect and clean up after each win!!

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Andy suggested that his “Turkey” winnings be passed along to benefit others.  He gave one away to a fellow racer at the track that day and the other Turkey went to a local needy family through his school.   Thanksgiving is a great time of year, and it’s nice to see young people like Tekin Driver Andy Castellini offer up his winnings to spread the Holiday Spirit!