Monday, July 30, 2012

Mark Moon Wins the Georgia Championship Series

Tekin team driver Mark Moon wins the Georgia Championship Series taking both the 2wd Buggy and 2wd Short Course titles. The 5 race format visited numerous tracks in the region. Mark showed excellent consistency always placing his Tekin RS Redline powered cars on the podium.

At the last round and finals Mark would Tq the Pro 2 Stock SC class and finish 2nd for the day taking the overall title. Again in 2wd Stock buggy Mark would wrap up the day with a 2nd place but 1st place overall for the points series title.

Mark used the Tekin RS and Redline 17.5 motors in both of his cars.

Monday, July 23, 2012

John McGinty wins the Supercross Midnight Summer Slam

The RC Pit hosted the Supercross Midnight Summer Slam on last Saturday. With over 80 entries the competition was deep in most classes. Qualifying was scheduled to start at 7pm but mother nature would unleash the rain. The racing would continue though with 3 rounds of qualifying ending at 2 am!  Racing completed at 5am on Sunday morning! Crazy dedication from the racers and track crew!

John would Tq the Pro 2 Sc class after 3 rounds. A single 10 minute A main would have John out to a 45 second lead over 2nd when tragedy would strike losing a wheel nut with only a 2 laps to go. John would trike his truck around but would lose the lead in the very last lap having to settle for 2nd place.

In 1/8 E Buggy John would again Tq the class and this time make short work of the 10 minute A-main leading form tone to tone.

John's son John the 3rd would start from the back of the 10 car field in Pro 2wd Buggy and work his way up to a solid 4th place finish. Not bad for just picking up RC racing recently.

The owner of the RC Pit would award John a "Slam Man" award for his tough luck in the Pro 2 SC class main giving him a very nice pit board.

Tekin powers Ryan Lutz to Victory at Texas RC Pro Series

RC Pro Series hosted at Mikes Hobby Shop in Carrollton Texas was a scorcher. With temps at 112 degrees on Saturday only to "cool" off to 102 on Sunday the heat was a killer.

Ryan Lutz would once again run 4 classes including his Tekin powered 4wd Team Durango Desc410r and Tekin powered Dex408 E-buggy. Ryan would tq both classes adding to his list of 4 Tq's overall for the event.

Ryan would bobble in A1 of 4wd Sc but catch back up to the leaders. The leader would dump with just a few minutes to go handing the lead back to Ryan who would not look back, taking A1. A2 Ryan would lead wire to wire making no mistakes giving him the overall win! Ryan once again proving that the Tekin Rx8/Pro 4 power is tough to beat.

In 1/8 E Buggy Ryan would run mistake free building up his lead lap after lap with his Tekin Rx8/1900 Protek battery powered Dex408.  A2 however would be much more exciting as Ryan would make a huge mistake with no corner marshal in sight. 6 seconds later he'd be back on track and begin to work away that gap catching up with 5 minutes left to go. Ryan would battle with Jake Dilinger but would get the best of Jake to take the win in A2 and the overall victory.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tekin takes big wins at the ROAR Region 11 Champs!

The 2012 ROAR Region 11 1/10 offroad championships were held at TCRC in Pasco, WA. The competition was as hot as the high 90 degree temps all weekend with many of the typical A-Main
guys having to fight there way thru the B-Mains.

In 4wd SC, the class was all Tekin. Tom Davies would TQ with his Rx8/Pro4 powered Durango Desc410r and would go on to take the win. Nick Buechler would take 2nd with his Rx8/Pro4 powered SC10 with Tim Hethcox's Rx8/Pro4 powered Durango Desc410r.

2wd Mod SC had Tekin Driver Tim Hethcox taking TQ and the overall win via tie-breaker over Tekin equipped truck of Troy Franciullo (Qualified 2nd).

Three Tekin drivers would make the big show in Mod Truck. Buechler, Hethcox, and Dave Gullickson. Dave would make his way onto the podium in 3rd.

Two Tekin equipped cars would make the Mod 2wd Buggy A. Nick Buechler (who bumped from B-Main) and Canadian Stephen Daniluk (Qualified 6th). Nick would take 5th in a very deep field.

Again two Tekin equipped cars in Mod 4wd Buggy A. Jeremy Potter (Qualified 7th) and Daniluk (Qualfied 6th). Potter would fight from dead last starts in 2 of the three A-Mains to take 3rd overall.

Tekin handles the heat at the 2012 Bring the Heat race in Flowood Mississippi!

2012 Bring the Heat in Flowood Mississippi was held this past weekend. Drivers from all over the region as well as top pros such as Ryan Lutz, Adam Drake, Ronda Drake, Martin Harrison and more all converged to the top notch indoor facility. Drivers such as Ryan Lutz were quoted saying “ … one of the best ventilated indoor race track I have ever raced at as well as great dirt that remained very consistent through the weekend slowly adding more traction as it wore on.”

1/8 E Buggy had over 50+ entries between the Expert and Sportsman classes.  Ryan Lutz would take the overall Tq position going into the triple A main format. Ryan would go out in A1 and put the field a lap down with his Tekin Rx8/T8 1900 powered Team Durango Dex408 buggy. A2 would be a repeat of A1 with Ryan going out to a big lead taking the overall win. Fellow Tekin teammate Martin Harrison would take 3rd overall.

1/8 Electric Truggy is big down south and this race was no different. Young Damon Borkowicz would take the overall Tq. Shannon Amos and Martin Harrison would round out the top 3 qualifying positions. Martin would take A1 after a great start. A2 would be a battle between Martin and Shannon with Martin taking a 2nd. This would give Tekin powered Martin Harrison a 2nd and Nathan Harrison 4th overall. Both used a Tekin Rx8 and T8 truggy motor.

4wd SC Truck once again had Tekin powered Ryan Lutz taking all 3 rounds of qualifying dropping into the 23 second lap region which was only a second more than his 1/8 E buggy! The power of the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 motor helped power Ryan to wins in A1 and A2.

Kev Lee podiums at the 2012 Belgian GP!

Kev Lee had a great weekend placing 2nd in 4wd Mod Buggy having an epic battle in the A-main. Kevin also put his Tekin powered ride in the 8th position of th 2wd buggy. Conditions were all over the place with the weather being a large factor in the weekend.

Check out the great race report from Oople along with excellent pics as always!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Team Tekin Dominates Rd4 of the JBRL Series!

Round four of the JBRL Nitro Series made its way to Green Flag Raceway in Hesperia, CA last weekend. The conditions were hot and the elevation at the track was 3,200 feet above sea level . The Green Flag track crew put in a technical, but fun layout and did a great job maintaining the track. Tekin/TLR/Pro-Line driver, Adam Drake headed to round four of the JBRL Nitro series as the points leader in 1/8th nitro buggy, 1/8th nitro truck and electric buggy.

Adam Drake Tq'd and won the 1/8 E Buggy class with his Tekin powered TLR 8ight 2.0e followed by fellow Tekin/TLR teammates Kellen Freemand and Ronda Drake for a full Tekin podium!

All 3 drivers chose the Tekin Rx8 and T8 1900 motor to power their cars to top 3 position.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tekin Dominates the 2012 Buggyvolt race!

Electric 1/8 racing has been picking up in Turkey. Snappy Raceway hosted the 2012 Buggyvolt Championship which was organized by Ciddi Amatorrace. 22 drivers ranging from local pros to super fast sportsman were in attendance. 

After controlled practice there were 3 heats of qualifying. 7 minute rounds would sort out the mains.

After all the heats were ran TLR's Alain Sarafyan would put his Losi 8ight2.0e car on the top spot. Cengiz Gokbulut from Racing Academy took second podium position and his team mate Irfan Ugurlucan followed and won the 3rd position.

Nearly the entire A-main would chose Tekin to power their cars!

Renaud Sevoya takes the SAMC Supercross E-buggy title!

The SAMC organized his famous annual supercross, on my home track. The race was organized with a standard EFRA format and 3 different classes: 1/8 Nitro buggy, 1/8 Nitro truggy and 1/8 E-buggy. Great opportunity for the electric class. The 1/8 electric classes are not really promoted well in Europe but they are picking up! Reno was attending all 3 classes! It was an epic weekend!!

"I prepared the car perfectly as I couldn't have time to wrench on it all day! I lead the qualifications pretty easily TQing the 2 rounds I ran! I would so start on pole, and ready for the 3 legs format Amain. During A1, a terrible crash on the triple forced me to retire early. In leg 2, I was cruising to victory win one lap gap when my battery died in the last lap!! Fortunately, I had enough air to get the 2nd spot! In A3, I lead from start to finish, lapping the field after the 12mins main!

Great result and feeling with my RX8 combo! I used the T8 2050 motor with the basic linear set-up on my 808e and it felt great!"  Renaud Sevoya