Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tekin's Keith Whistler puts it on the box at the Coyote Hobbies 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Shootout!

On June 9th 170+ entries arrived at Coyote Hobbies for the 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Shootout.  TLR was the headline sponsor for the event held at Dave and Mona Batta’s facility in Victorville,CA.  There was a class for anyone at this event ranging from Rookie to Pro as well as special classes for the Lil’ Coyote’s (kids under 10 years of age).  The event was run on a brand new layout and the groove came up quickly on the clay surface and provided a surface for some fierce battles throughout the day.

In Pro Stock Truck it was TLR’s Keith Whisler who set the early TQ with his Tekin RS/Redline powered TLR 22T.  Although challenged in the second round of qualifying, the first round time held up and would ensure that Whisler would line up first on the grid for the 7 minute main event.  At the start of the Truck main Whisler would build up a cushion after taking the hole shot.  It looked like clear sailing for Whisler until about the half-way point when little mistakes started costing him.  As Whisler started catching lapped traffic the lead grew even slimmer, until Whisler went wide approaching the “cross-over” and needed a marshal to get him straight again.  As much as he tried, Whisler was just not able to make up the time and brought home the 2nd place position.

In Pro Stock SCT, Whisler would again take the TQ position with his Tekin RS/Redline powered Losi XXX-SCT.  This time though, there was heavy pressure being applied by Shultz throughout the day which guaranteed there would be a fight to the finish in the 7 minute main event.   The start of the SCT main event saw Whisler get out to a small margin while the rest of the pack battled for position.  However, Shultz was right behind Whisler to keep him honest.   After several minutes of bumper to bumper racing out of the pair, it was Shultz who was able to build up a lead.  With only laps to go in the race, Whisler made one last attempt to overtake Shultz coming over the “cross-over” section.  Unfortunately the move would not stick and Whisler again settled with second place in the competitive class.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tekin dominates the 2012 AMS 3.0!

2012 AMS 3.0
Held in Cullman Alabama the 2012 Alabama Manufacturer’s Shootout is a tough race to win. Days start early around 7:30am and run until long into the night, mains went until 1:00am! Tekin dominated the electric classes at the 2012 AMS with class recaps below.

Pro E Buggy would have Tekin factory pilots all over the top positions. Ryan Lutz would take the overall Tq spot going into the double A main format. He would line up with fellow Tekin teammates Jeremy Kortz, Adam Drake, Jesse Robbers, David Joor, Ryan Lopez, and Barry Pettit. This would give Tekin 8 out of the 12 spots in the A main! The tone would go off for A1 with Ryan Lutz leading from his Tq position over his teammates. As the race would go on the drivers would settle into their positions with some of the closest racing all weekend. A1 would end with Ryan Lutz leading from tone to tone followed by Jeremy Kortz 2nd, Adam Drake 3rd, Jesse Robbers 5th, Barry Pettit 6th, and David Joor 9th to round out the top 10.   A2 would again be led by Ryan Lutz never relinquishing his Tq starting position. The final tone would sound with Lutz in 1st, Drake 2nd, Robbers 4th, Kortz 5th, Pettit 7th, and Lopez 8th .  Final results would be a Tekin top 3 sweep with Lutz 1st, Drake 2nd and Kortz 3rd.
Ryan Lutz : Rx8/T8 1900, Adam Drake Rx8/T8 1900, Jeremy Kort Rx8/T8 1900 
Electric Truggy was filled with top guys from all  over the south east regions. Tekin factory pilot Barry Pettit would Tq and dominate the double A main format taking the top spot in both A’s. Right behind him fellow teammates Martin Harrison would take 4th and Mike Malott would take 5th overall.
Barry Pettit: Rx8/T8 2000, Martin Harrison: Rx8/T8 2000kv, Mike Malott: Rx8/T8 2000 
4wd SC would once again be dominated by Tekin drivers. Ryan Lutz would put his Tekin powered Team Durango Desc410r into the Tq position with lap times only seen by the 1/8 E buggy class! Fellow teammates Mike Malott and Ben Burtle would also take up top positions in qualifying. A1 would be led from start to finish by Ryan Lutz using his Rx8 and Pro 4 to power him to over a 17 second lead over 2nd place. Tekin driver Mike Malott would take 3rd followed in 4th by Ben Burtle. A2 was once again Ryan Lutz taking the overall win and title. Tekin teammates Malott would take 2nd overall and Ben Burtle 4th overall. 
All drivers were using the Tekin Pro 4 and Rx8 systems in their Sc trucks. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tekin goes 1-2 at the JBRL Series, Round 3

Last Saturday, June 2nd was the 3rd round of the JBRL Nitro Series at Hemet Competition Raceway in Hemet, California.  The layout was very technical and got bumpy late in the day. Adam was able to settle into a comfortable pace from his Tq position with his Tekin powered TLR 8ight 2.0e buggy to take the overall win. Fellow Tekin/TLR teammate Jacob Haas would take the 2nd position as well.  Both Adam and Jacob used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 motor to power them to their podium spots.

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