Monday, August 27, 2012

Tekin powers big wins in the NCT Series!

This past weekend marked Round #5 of 6 in the Northwest Championship Tour held in Lewiston, Idaho. The track this year offered plenty with elevation changes, big jumps and rough conditions which tested both the driver and vehicle.

Team Driver Tim Hethcox would deliver big in the 1/10 portion of the event by taking TQ and winning the first two A-Mains of 4x4 SC with his Tekin RX8/Pro 4 equipped Losi SCTE. Tim wasn't done there as he was able to take the overall wins in 2wd SC and stadium truck. Tim also managed to pull off an impressive second overall in 2wd buggy despite some issues. Once the 1/10 mains were finished it was onto the 1/8 vehicles.

The E-Buggy class all year in the NCT series has been one of the most competitive classes the NW has ever seen and dominated by Tekin with round #5 being no different. Newly signed Team Driver Nick Buechler would start up front with his RX8/T8 2050 powered AE buggy but after the triple A-Mains were finished it was Tekin's very own Jeremy "PG" Potter with his HB Ve8 and RX8/T8 1900 taking the top spot and another Tekin podium sweep in the E-Buggy class.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tekin powered Barry Pettit Tq's and wins the 2012 Mugen Challenge!

The 2012 Mugen Challenge was held last weekend in Kingsville, Ohio. The weekend began with a small group of people from Canada making the trip across the border on Friday to get some practice and learn the smooth flowing layout provided by the K and B III Outback Crew.  Qualifying day came with many more people showing up to do battle on the huge track.

The track began smooth but after practice and qualifying there were numerous bumps, ruts and obstacles to handle to make a fast run. Barry would end up overall Tq in both Pro 1/8 E-Buggy and Pro Nitro Buggy.

Mains day in the Electric 1/8 Buggy class, there was about a lap between Barry and second which was a stroke of good fortune as he would break a front arm. Barry was able to limp it around to still receive first place.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tekin dominates RD5 of the JBRL Series at ARC Raceway!

Adam Drake and other Tekin team drivers dominate Rd5 of the JBRL Series!  Held at ARC Raceway this past weekend Adam Drake would Tq the 1/8 Electric buggy class with his Tekin Rx8/T8 1900 powered TLR 8ight 2.0e buggy. In the mains it would be a full Tekin sweep all the way down to 4th place!

Tekin would power the entire podium with Tq and winner Adam Drake, 2nd place Jacob Hass, 3rd place Kellen Freeman, and 4th Ronda Drake(not pictured). All drivers used the Tekin Rx8 and T8 line of motors.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ty Tessmann wins the ARCOR series Title under Tekin Power!

This past weekend Ty attended the 3rd annual Calgary Stampede Race, held in Calgary, AB Canada. The weather turned out to be great, the racing was hot and the people were great. The RC Gears club in Calgary outdid themselves with driver give aways and a smooth running, relaxed program and a great time was had by all. 

Tekin powered Ty Tessmann took the tq and win in all 3 classes that he raced, 1/8 Pro Buggy, 1/8 Pro Truck, and 4WD Open SC. Ty used the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600kv motor in his AE SC10 4x4 truck. As this was the last race of the ARCOR series he also took the overall Championship in all 3 classes. 

"Ty's equipment once again performed flawlessly."  Gord Tessmann

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tekins Eric Salvas wins big at the 2012 WDRA Summer Nats!

On the weekend of July 14th the 2012 WDRA Summer Nationals were held. Tekin Team driver Eric Salvas was in attendance racing and helping out Tekin users.

In Mod Sprint Tekin's Eric Salvas would Tq overall using a Tekin Redline 6.5 and RS Pro. Not only would he Tq but he'd go on to win the Dash and the A-main!

Eric would continue to be fast in the Late Model 13.5 DODC class. Eric would tune his Tekin RS Pro to optimal settings to maximize the spec motor ad battery combination to take the overall Tq.  Eric would take 2nd in the Dash and finish 2nd in the A. Excellent job!

Eastern Dirt Modified 13.5 DODC Eric would again use his Tekin RSpro  to take overall Tq! Eric would take 4th in the DASH and finished 4th in the A-main! 

Tekin team drivers takes a top spots at BRCA Nationals RD4

This past weekend Rd4 of the BRCA 1/10 Offroad Nationals was hosted at Silverstone. If you've heard the name in full size racing, you'd be correct. Many a large full scale race has been held here.

The track was laid out in a covered equestrian arena. The track was mostly laid out astro turf along with a corner of natural grass installed last minute as a repair.

Qualifying would get under way. Tekin's own Kev Lee would be in the top 4 right out of the gate in Q1. Q2 would be all Kev Lee taking the round.

Kev would start 3rd on the grid for the A-mains. A1 Elliot Boots would rocket away from his TP 1 position with Darren Bloomfield and Kev Lee in tow. Darren and Kev would have an incident dicing for 2nd place with Kev getting the worst of it dropping down to finish 4th for Rd1.
A2 Elliot would make a mistake with a traction roll allowing for Kev to close the gap and take the lead. Kev would fight off Elliot would make a pass on the inside. Kev would take 2nd. Giving the Kyosho teammates a 1-2 finish.

A3 Elliot Boots would take off from TP1 and never look back. Kev and Darren would have another battle staying extremely close but professional. Kev would end up with a 3rd for A3 giving him a hard fought 3rd overall for Rd4 of the BRCA Nationals.

One of Tekin's latest Euro editions to the team Danny McGee would have a stellar weekend at Silverstone.

Danny would bust out the first 16 lap run of the day with his Tekin powered Tamiya 511. Besting Tamiay teammate Lee Martin and Ae's Neil Cragg in Q2.

Danny would start from the 3rd position for the triple A-mains. A1 would be a battle up front with Lee Martin and Neil Cragg battling it out allowing Danny to catch the leaders. Danny would traction rolling falling back to 4th where he'd finish for the round.

A2 Lee Martin and Neil Cragg would again build up a small gap to 3rd place Danny but within a few hot laps McGee would catch the lead pack and now make a 3 way battle for the lead. Danny would be rewarded for his patience as Cragg would bobble giving McGee 2nd. Soon after Lee would go wide and Danny would dive in low to take the lead. Danny would hold on until the end edging out Lee for the extra lap!

Danny would have a rough A3 finishing 6th in that round. However overall he'd finish 3rd along side Lee Martin and Neil Cragg. Excellent job Danny!

Tekin wins big at the 2012 Short Course Nats held at RC Madness.

The 2012 Short Course Nationals kicked off once again at RC Madness in Enfield, CT. Over 300 entries this year along with Mother Nature attending in a big way. The word of the day during qualifying was "hot" which had many ducking into the shade and grabbing a drink any chance they got. This event has been plagued with rain the past few years. Would it be this year?

Tekin powered Keith Whistler would Tq the Stock Short Course Buggy division with his latest Gen 2 motor and Tekin RS motoring his Team Losi SCB around the track.
Photo by  Michael Meyer
And as many you may have learned already, mother nature would rear her ugly head and open up the skies to drop water down on the event, ending all mains. Finishing order would be qualifying position giving Keith Whistler the overall Tq and win in the SCB Class. Great job Keith!

Tekin would also power Ryan Dunford in the Pro 4 SC Big Block class to a overall Tq and victory. Ryan used the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 to power his TLR SCTe to a big win in one of the biggest classes of the weekend. Great job Ryan.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mark Unrath take RD4 of the RC Pro Series with Tekin Power!

This past weekend Rd4 of the RC Pro Series kicked off at the Tiltyard. The 2 day event would provide a great time with some fierce racing action.

During qualifying the track conditions would change just enough where tire choice was key to getting a good run in. Mark Unrath would make those gambles and qualify solidly in 3rd for E buggy and up front again in E Truggy.

The triple A-main format would work in Marks favor. Again a last minute tire change would be the right choice giving Mark the ability to put his Tekin Rx8/1900 powered Mugen in the top spot. A2 would be more of the same as around the 2 minute mark Mark would get out front and run clean taking A2 and the overall win.

E Truggy A1 Mark would leave his tire choice alone on his Tekin Rx8/2000 powered Mugen taking the win.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tekin takes top spots at Rd#6 of the JBRL Electric Series

Ryan Dunford wins Round #6  of the JBRL electric series hosted  at SDRC.

Ryan qualified 3rd overall. After a rough first lap he was able to quickly work his way up through the field and around the 2 min mark took the lead for good and never looked back. Dunford used the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600kv motor in his Losi Ten-SCTE to give him the power he needed the win. Fellow Tekin users the Blais brothers meant a full podium sweep for Tekin! Great job guys.

Tekin team driver Wayne Wyrick took a big win in the hotly contested 2wd Expert buggy class. Wayne put his Tekin powered Kyosho on the top spot. Great job Wayne.

Jim Kvidera wins the Futaba Electric Challenge

Tekin powered Jim Kvidera was on hand this past weekend to run the Futaba Electric Challenge. Hosted at Leisure Hours Raceway drivers from all around the area converged for this unique racing event. The event being held at two different tracks, one outdoor on Saturday and the 2nd Indoor on Sunday.

Jim would Tq and win both A1 and A2 on the 1/8 Electric Buggy class with his Tekin Rx8/T8 powered Serpent. With 3 full heats of E buggy filed with fast drivers from the surrounding areas.

On the 2nd track and 2nd day Jim would battle it out with Randy Carhcart in both A mains and was able to finish close enough to take the overall Futaba Electric Challenge title!