Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Drake wins big at the IERC Toys for Tots race!

Last Saturday IERC Raceway hosted their Inaugural Toys for Tots race.  The event had 165 entries.  The weather in southern CA. was cold and rainy so Team Tekin drivers Adam Drake, Ronda Drake, Matt Olson and many other Tekin drivers grabbed their electric vehicles and headed indoors.

Adam "The Drake" would also drop his Tekin powered TLR Scte 4wd Sc down at this race. Fellow Tekin teammate Matt Olson would take the overall Tq but the two drivers would battle it out during the main. In the end Adam would edge out Matt for the overall win. Joining them on the podium was none other than Tekin powered Ronda Drake. All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600kv motor.

Adam Drake also competed in 1/8th E-buggy class taking down the win. Followed in 2nd place by Brian Sullivan and 3rd place Ronda Drake. All 3 drivers choose the Tekin Rx8 and T8 Motors in their respective chassis.

Cordoba wins Toys for Tots at The Warehouse!

This past weekend the Warehouse Raceway in Helena, Alabama hosted their First Annual Toys for Tots Charity Race. There were a total of 124 entries ranging from 2WD Open Buggy to Pro Nitro Buggy.

Tekin driver Eddy Cordoba raced 2WD Open Buggy and Expert 1/ E-Buggy. Both classes had 20+ entries. During the two round qualifying Eddy struggled a bit qualifying 2nd in 2WD Open Buggy and 3rd in Expert E-Buggy. When it came down to the mains time though, Eddy's would bring it all together and put in consistent laps taking wins in both classes! Eddy was using a Tekin RS Pro and Redline 13.5 in my 2WD Buggy and a Tekin RX8 and T8 1900kv motor in E-Buggy.

Dunford wins the Holiday Brawl Series!

With the fourth and final round of the 2012 Holiday Brawl at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach in the books. TLR/Tekin/Panther Tires driver Ryan Dunford takes the overall series win in both Pro 4 and Pro 2 and 2nd in 8th scale electric.  The four weeks were filled with a ton of action and great competition as always is the case at OCRC Raceway.

The standings were close but in the end, Ryan Dunford was the most consistent winning all four rounds of pro 2 and 3 rounds of pro 4 to take the overall series titles.  The combination of his power provided by Tekin and his traction provided by Panther Tires with Trackstar Black additive proved to be the winning combination on his TLR rides.  Ryan chose the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600kv motor for his 4wd Sc and the Tekin RS Pro and Gen 2 7.5 for his 2wd SC TLR rides.

This race was fantastic as Robert and Nick from OCRC provided raffle prizes at the end won by accumulating tickets with wins and participating that awarded many RC products as well as TV’s, DVD players, and all sorts of gift cards.  It was a great event.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tekin's Brett Kingsbury wins ROAR Region 4 Championship!

The ROAR Region 4 Championships were held this past weekend at Shiverville Racetrack located in High Springs, FL.

The race weekend started off with controlled practice Friday.  After getting used to the track and making a few changes to both cars most drivers felt confident going into qualifying day. Three rounds of qual points style qualifying on Saturday.  In 2wd Mod Buggy Tekin factory pilot Brett Kingsbury had a top 3 car but ended up 5th after a few mistakes.  In 4wd Mod Buggy Bretty would redeem himself Tq'ing all three rounds of qualifying followed closely by several fast Florida drivers.

In 2wd Mod Buggy Brett would have a few mechanical issues(ball cup) in two mains which hurt his chances of a podium position. Moving onto 4wd Mod Buggy Bretty would take the win in the first main, and take a 2nd in A2. With the top 2 drivers both having a win and a 2nd, it would come down to A3.  Early on in the race Brett dropped down to 3rd place after a mistake.  Knowing he had a 6 minute main he would stay composed and knock down some fast laps to regain the lead at the 2 minute mark to take the win by a close .2 sec!

 Brett chose a Tekin Gen 2 7.5 4wd buggy and RS Pro. For 2wd buggy Brett chose a Tekin Gen 2 8.5 and RS Esc.

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Joye-Shiver

Mark Moon takes Toys for Tots win!

Every December for the past 6 years Loganville RC Speedway hosts the Toys for Tots RC race in Loganville, GA.  This year  a new record of 138 entries was set, busting the 116 entries of last year.

Mark Moon would TQ and win 2wd SCT and finished 3rd in the A in 2wd buggy.  In the buggy class the top 4 would drag race to the line for a photo finish.  2nd thru 4th was only hundredths of a second apart! This was the best 2wd buggy race this year.  A local church came and picked up the toys, no matter how we finished on the track we all left as winners knowing that we gave to the less fortunate and was a pleasure bringing toys for those in need. Mark Moon chose the Tekin RS ESC and Gen 2 Redline motors.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lucas Sanford takes Rd1 of the Top Notch Series!

This past weekend was the first race of the new Top Notch Series (TNS). Round 1 would kick off at my home track, SDRC Raceway. Lucas recaps

"8th scale E buggy: I chose to use the Tekin RX8 ESC with the T8 2050 motor. After the first round of qualifying, I was sitting in 10th place. My heat was riddled with traffic, and a turn marshal error cost me about 15 seconds after the marshal falling on top of my buggy and turning me upside down twice. Team Associated's Kody Numedahl would take the first round TQ. The second round of qualifying was a much cleaner heat for me, and I put in a flawless run to snatch the TQ away from Numedahl. Numedahl and I were in separate heats each round, so I would have to wait and watch to see if I would retain TQ. Numedahl put in a good run his second round, but could not manage to run quicker than my TQ time, so I started first on the grid for the A main event.

The A main for 8th scale E buggy was undoubtedly the most exciting race of the entire night. From the sound of the start tone, it was a battle between Numedahl and myself around every corner. I went wide on an uphill turn and went up on two wheels. Numedahl made a pass on the inside, only for me to take back the lead with a pass on the next lap. The entire race, everyone on the sidelines was yelling with excitement as our cars went around each corner together. From that point on, I would retain the lead, with Numedahl looking to pass on every corner, only about a car length behind me. With 30 seconds to go, Numedahl went for broke and tried to make a jumping pass and rolled over. I stretched my lead to 4 seconds. Time ran out and I crossed the finish line in the top spot, with Numedahl in second. My Kyosho MP9 TKI3 with the Tekin RX8 ESC and T8 2050 motor was extremely consistent and fast the entire night."