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.