Monday, April 23, 2012

Brian Weyers takes down the points series title!

Brian Weyers raced 12 out of races of the 14 weeks winter/spring point series at Revolution Raceway in Appleton,WI. Brian used the Tekin RS Pro in his Kyosho RB5-SP2 WC Tekin 10.5 Redline motor to take the overall Series Title in 2wd Mod Buggy. In Mod Truck Brian used a Tekin RS Pro and Redline 9.5 motor in his Kyosho RT5 to take the Mod Truck series Title.

Great Job Brian!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jim Kvidera podiums at the 2012 Canadian Indoor Shootout

Last weekend at the Canadian Indoor Shootout there were over 200 total entries, 60 in e-buggy alone. Team Tekin driver Jim Kvidera would Tq the first two rounds of qualifying and put in two of the fastest laps in the second round of qualifying for the weekend.

In the first of three A-mains Jim would make a few mistakes and would finish 3rd for the round. In A2 Jim would take a decisive win by over ten seconds.In A3 Jim would be in a four-way battle for first place and take a second giving Jim the second place overall. Jim used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 motor.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kev Lee on the box at RD1 of the BRCA Nats Series

Tekins own Kev Lee takes his Tekin powered DB1 to a solid 3rd place at the opening round of the 2012 BRCA Nationals held at Stotfold all weather astro track. Kev Lee would put in solid qualifying with his new car and position himself 3rd overall after all rounds were tallied. 

From the 3rd position Kev would have a bit of luck taking down 2nd in A1. Kev would once again put down fast and consistent laps with his Tekin powered DB1 taking another 2nd place in A2. Having made a few minor mistakes in A3 Kev would fight back to take another 2nd place finish. After points were tallied Kev would take a 3rd overall after a tie breaker with Simon Moss. Well done!

Kev was using a Tekin RS Pro and Redline 6.5 motor along with a 13mm tuning rotor.

Ryan Lopez wins big at the 2012 $10k Mega Bucks Nitro Challenge

This past weekend the 1st Annual Ten Thousand Dollar Mega Bucks Nitro Challenge was held in Lugoff, SC. With over 150 entries on the first race of three in this big money series the competition is going to be fierce each round. Ryan Lopez was on a mission. Consistently fast and in the hunt in every race. Fellow Tekin teammate Barry Pettit was also near the front also trying to take podium positions in each and every class. Round 1 results:

Pro E-Buggy
1. Ryan Lopez Tq  Tekin Rx8 and 2050 T8
2. Barry Pettit   Tekin Rx8 and 1900 T8
3. Eddie Cordova
4. Tim Smith
5 Brandon Melton

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Brian Sullivan takes Round 3 of the Grass Roots Series!

The Grass Roots series round 3 held 3/24-25 at Thunder Alley Raceway. With over 160 entries the racing would be competitive in every division.

Brian Sullivan would take the 1/8 E Buggy class with his Tekin Powered Hotbodies Ve8. Brian used the Tekin Rx8 and 2650 T8 motor. 34 other drivers were fighting for the top spot but Brian would come out on top.

4wd Short Course would once again find Brian on top. Again over 30 drivers were all fighting for the podium in this class. Brian's Tekin powered Losi SCTe would take the win this round. Brian used the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 motor to power him to victory.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tekin dominates Round 1 of the JBRL Nitro Series!

This past weekend kicked off round 1 of the JBRL Nitro Series in Beaumont, CA at Thunder Alley R/C Raceway. There was a huge turnout with a total of 235 entries that came from all over California, Arizona, Nevada, and even a few from Illinois.

Tekins own Adam Drake would take the Amain in Pro E-Buggy from start to finish.  The E-Buggy final turned into a bit of a mud race as storms rolled in but Adams Tekin powered TLR 8 2.0e would power through the mud to a victory. 2nd place would have TLR driver Kellen Freeman choosing Tekin for his TLR ride giving him 2nd. Ronda Drake would take 3rd with her Tekin powered TLR 8 2.0e.  Adam Drake would TQ all 3 pro classes: Pro Buggy, Pro Truggy and Pro E-Buggy.

Both Adam and Ronda used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 motor to power their TLR rides to the podium. Great Job guys!

Tekin powered Dex408's take the win at the Midlands Astro Masters Series!

Coventry Model Car Club held the re-run of the 5th round of the MAM (Midlands Astro Masters) 1/8th Series at their Baginton facility. Conditions excellent for this round it would seem that summer had arrived early in the UK with temperatures in the high teens!

The MAM series allows for Nitro and Electric 1/8th cars to compete side by side in both qualifying (5minutes) and finals (20 minutes). With fast locals and National ‘A’ finalists in attendance the meeting had a strong field of 82 drivers.

B Main:  Stuart Harlow using his Tekin powered DEX408 would line 6th on the grid after some good consistent qualifying. Adam Skelding would line up in the B main after a bit of rough qualifying with his Tekin powered Dex408.

Lining up in the B main would mean uncharted territory for Adam, 20 minutes on high grip astro would there be enough juice in the tank to do a non-stopper in his Dex408? The final got off to a horrible start as a crash on the first corner dropped Adam to the back of the pack. However, this might have been a blessing in disguise as with some clear track he was able to settle into cruise mode, not pushing the car and taking unnecessary power out of the cells. Quickly he moved up the leader board and was soon into the top 5. As the pit stops came round Adam was able to make use of the non-stop strategy to head the field. In cruise mode, Adam got the call to “Tease it to the finish” to which he replied “Fuel ain’t gonna help now”. As the tone sounded, Adam was already almost a lap up and the only one on the extra lap and coasted to victory and a Bump up into the A main!

Adam Skelding would make it out for the A main joining Chris and Stuart after a battery charge. Chris got a good start and was soon upto 2nd behind Craig Drescher with Stuart 7th and Adam just behind in 8th. Adam made a couple of errors dropping him back from Stuart who was holding on to the Nitro guys who were running ‘flat out’. Stuart was steadily making his way through the field as the Nitro Guys pitted and was soon running 4th. Hardly making a mistake, Stuart was now on the tail of the top three and soon was running 3rd after Craig Drescher had mechanical issues.

During the second round of pit-stops, Stuart’s fast pace enabled him to take 2nd within touching distance of the win. Adam was now up to 4th and Chris was running again and putting some pain on his car. Soon, Stuart was in a battle for the lead which he soon took as Leon Goode succumbed to pressure. Adam was now up to 3rd and in touching distance of 2nd, with time running out Adam pushed on and within 2 laps was on the rear gearbox of 2nd. On the last lap Adam, was able to make a pass taking 2nd place and with Stuart clear up front a surprise 1,2 for the Tekin powered DEX408s! Chris was able to battle back from his early glow plug failure to take 5th.

Tekin power proving it can take you to distance! Both driver were using the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 Motor!

Some text and message body supplied courtesy of Team Durango.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tekin team driver Jason Smith was the overall champion in the Mike Reedy Memorial 9 race series in 4x4 short course division hosted at IRCR in Magna Utah. Jason used a Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4000kv motor to power his Team Durango Desc410r to the series title!

"This was a great race with an average of 25 4x4 short courses each race. My Tekin powered Desc410r gave the me the consistency and power to take down the series title!" Jason Smith

Tekin powerd Johnny LoGuidice takes down big wins at the TLR Shootout!

Dirtburners would host the 2012 TLR Shootout in Livonia, Michigan. The competition was fierce with all the major chassis and power companies having a factor driver racing for podium spots.

Tekins own Johnny LoGuidice would qualify 3rd in the hotly contested 2wd Mod 2wd Buggy class. He would go on to take the win by almost 4 seconds with his new Tekin powered Tq Racing 2wd buggy. Johnny used a Tekin RS with a 9.5 Redline motor.

Johnny Tq’d and would win the Pro 2 2wd SC truck division. Johnny chose a Tekin RS Pro and 10.5 Redline motor for his Tq Racing platform.

Tekin's own Chris Peterson Tq'd and won the 1/8 E Buggy division using his Tekin powered Caster Racing buggy. Fellow teammate Nick Vasquez was right on his heels on the podium.