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!"