Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tekin's Johnny LoGiudice hits 'em hard in "The Series"

"The Series" was a 6 round series held at 6 different locations. Tracks both indoor and outdoor, hard packed to loamy style make "The Series" one of the hardest in the region to win.

Tekin powered Johnny LoGiudice would pull this off in not just one class but two! Two of the divisions with the most entries and strongest talent the region had to offer. At each track Johnny would stick to a Tekin RS Pro and Gen 2 10.5 in 2wd Mod Buggy and Tekin RS Pro with a Gen 2 9.5 in Pro 2 Short Course. These were the power combinations Johnny chose to win the 2wd Mod Buggy and 2wd Pro 2 SC titles!

Here's recap of the tracks and facilities that help host "The Series"

Dirtburners, Litchfield, The Track, Granger, Stateline, and AMS

Tekin powers John Cravotta to win at the Durango North East Indoor Championship!

John Cravotta headed up to Maine this past weekend for the Durango North East Indoor Championship. Here's his recap of the event:

"There were 155 entries and some big guns from Durango and Associated in attendance. I ran three classes, Open 2wd SC, Open 2wd Truck, and 4wd SC. Practice Saturday all three cars were dialed! They had a club race after practice on Saturday and it was a tight race with Carson Wernimont from Durango finishing in 1st and myself only one second behind him. I won Open Truck, and placed second in 4wd SC setting my expectations high for the first round later that night.

The 2wd SC Main A Main was a good one, my Tekin RS Pro Gen 2 7.5 powered X-Factory SCX-60CF was dialed! The Jconcepts Blue Bar Codes and Sticky Kicks Roja compound had me glued to the track, my Team Scream Racing batteries were crazy fast, matching lap times with Team Durango's Carson Wernimont for 5 laps until we came up on lap traffic. He squeaked by two trucks and I got tied up with them giving him the distance he needed to take the win and myself placing 2nd.

I had a great start with my Tekin RS Pro Gen 2 6.5 powered X- Factory X60 in the 2wd Truck A Main and put a good lead on second place to make him push hard and make mistakes trying to catch up. The Jconcepts Blue compound Pressure points and Sticky Kicks Roja combo were money! I had mad rip with my Team Scream Racing batteries. This combination gave me all the power needed to take down the win.

The 4wd A Main SC was a battle!  I was Bumper to bumper with Travis Amezcua from Durango and Mike Wilder from Associated for the first lap separating us from the pack. The power from the Tekin RX8 and Pro4 4600 and Team Scream Racing batteries allowed me take over 1st place due to mistakes made by Travis and Mike, but Travis took it right back when I made a line mistake two corners later. I was in second for the next 6 laps until I made a few mistakes and allowing Mike to catch up and slip by. Stayed with him for the next 5 laps and got tied up lap traffic putting me in third. I stayed in that position until there was 1.5 minutes left in the race when lap traffic cost me the 3rd spot and placing me in 4th. I did not have enough time to catch him and to seal the deal on my hat trick podium. The Jconcepts Blue Barcodes and Sticky Kicks Roja were dialed.

I want to thank all my sponsors for all their support in 2012, and hope to keep your support for 2013."

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tekin dominates the JBRL Finals in the Pro 4 SC division!

The final round of the 9th Annual JBRL Electric Series finished up at the world famous Hot Rod Hobbies. Once again Jimmy Babcock and crew would host one of the premier racing series around. Tekin Team drivers would converge on the final looking to wrap up their titles.

In Pro 4 SC division it would be a complete Tekin Team podium. Ryan Dunford would take the top spot with his Tekin Rx8/Pro 4 powered TLR Sct-e. 2nd position would be filled by Chris Blais also piloting a Tekin Rx8/Pro 4 powered TLR Scte. Doug "Casper" Nielsen would take the final spot with yet another Tekin Rx8/Pro 4 powered TLR Scte!


All Tekin Team drivers utilized the following products:

Tekin Rx8 ESC
Tekin Pro 4 4600kv Motor
Tekin Hotwire USB Device

Matt Olson wins big at the SC Showdown Finals with Tekin Power!

The 7th and final round of the Short Course Showdown series wrapped up once again at Mike's Hobby Shop in Texas. If you ever get a chance to stop by and check out this RC mecha do so with great enthusiasm. This single facility literally has it all.

Tekin powered Matt Olson from MIP fame made the trip along with the rest of his fellow MIP team. Matt would be up against stiff competition from TLR's own Frank Root in the Pro 4 class. Exchanging Tq multiple times.  Come main time Matt would take the title that meant most, the winner!  Matt would take his Tekin Rx8 Pro 4 4600kv powered MIP/TLR chassis to an overall victory!

Matt would also take down a big win the Pro 2 17.5 SC Division using the latest Tekin Gen 2 17.5 and Tekin RS esc. Taking down it's first big win, the Tekin Gen 2's are sure to continue winning at your local track. Check 'em out here!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wayne Wyrick wins Expert Stock Truck at the Reedy Truck Race

Once again the Reedy Truck race was held at the world renowned Hot Rod Hobbies. Held on the first weekend of October the weather would be primed for some good tight racing. As always Jimmy Babcock would run a brilliant race and fun was had by everyone that attended. One of the attending racers was Tekin powered Wayne Wyrick. 

Wayne would take the overall Tq of the Expert Stock Truck division over recently crowned National Champ Kevin Motter. To say that the racing was close in this class would be a huge under statement. Wayne would beat out his competition and take the overall win when the dust had settled.

photo courtesy of LiveRC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tekin powers Jubal and Son to overall wins of RD4 of the CCEOC Series!

The 4th round of the CCEOC series that was to be held outdoors at DK Raceway. However the fall Indiana weather would force it to JCP's indoor track on Saturday, Oct 6. There were around 60 entries on the day, consisting of several electric classes that raced 2 qualifiers and mains. Jubal and his son Easton and entered 2 classes. Easton raced in Novice and Jubal was in 2wd Mod Buggy.

Easton managed to win both qualifiers and being the TQ going into the mains. His Tekin RS/17.5 powered SC10 was working very well, so we decided to leave well enough alone. At the start of the main he put in several clean laps and pulled away from the rest of the field going on to lap the entire field by the end of the main giving him a sweep on the day!!

Jubal's first round of 2wd mod left little to be desired and sitting 4th. A few key adjustments before the second qualifier would have excellent results allowing Jubal to take the overall TQ by 14 secs. At the sound of the tone Chad Gillum and Brian Bourland put serious pressure on Jubal early but he was able to slowly pull away lapping all but 2nd and 3rd and only being 6 secs behind them. "MyTekin RS/8.5 Gen2 was a rocket ship!" Jubal

"As always I want to thank Tekin, Panther, DE Racing, Avid, Coyote Hobbies and Scaggs Designs for all of their continued support. My son and I wouldn't be able to compete at this level without each one of them!!" Jubal Dike

Tekin powers Mip's Matt Olson to Victory!

Held over the past weekend the Jconcepts Fall Indoor Nationals Series kicked off at RC Excitement. Matt Olson would take the overall Tq position over AE's Steven Hartson. Matt would start from the pole and the two would freight train around the track until lap 4 where Hartson would make a small bobble going over the large double allowing Olson to break away and take the win from tone to tone.  Matt chose the Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 to power his MIP chassis to victory.

Ryan Lutz takes big wins at the Southern Nats.

4WD SC – On Friday during my first practice packs on the track I made it 3 laps before I broke the rear aluminum diff hoop. Of course this being a part I wouldn’t expect to break I didn’t have any spares and so luckily I was able to have someone next day air me the part so that I could compete come race days. Come Satruday the part arrived around 11AM. To late to make the first qualifier so I had just the last two left and needed to make them count. Having only had a couple laps on the track and when it was much smoother I wasn’t sure how I was going to fare. Luckily my Tekin powered Durango DESC410RV2 was up to the task and was absolutely blistering on this track. Down the long front straight my Tekin Rx8 and Pro 4 4600 4-pole and ProTek batteries supplied all the power I needed and it was smooth sailing those last two qualifiers. I was able to take commanding TQ’s of both rounds and secure the overall.

Come Sunday it was time for Triple A’s. In A1 the first race of the morning and starting on pole I just took off and did what I did during the qual's. I built a stronger lead lap after lap and went on to win by quite a margin. In A2 it was much the same. The track had dried out a bit and a groove had actually formed in some areas making the track a little faster. I was able to put in a few 41 second lap times with my SC truck which was only just a little over a second slower than my 1/8th scales! My truck was dialed and went on to compliment the TQ with the Win.

1/8th Electric Buggy – My Tekin powered Durango DEX408 was dialed this weekend. The rough track was no match for it as I was able to take some commanding TQ’s in all 3 qualifiers and thus taking the overall TQ. Come main time it was much the same as in 4wd SC. I would start on pole and never look back. Pulling a larger lead each lap coming away with some solid victories in both A1 and A2 and thus the overall Win. I chose the Tekin Rx8 and Tekin T8 1900 motor in this class.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tekin wins the Michigan State Champs Series!

The last round of the Michigan State Champs Series the battle was between Tekin/Hot Bodies sponsored Nick Vasquez (who'd already claimed the 2012 title in this class), Scott Rapoport, Caleb Henry and Mike Raaz. When the dust settled Scott Rapoport would take first, Tekins Nick Vasquez in second Caleb Henry in third.
Ever since round #2 of the series, it has been the Johnny LoGiudice show in the 2WD Short Course class. So it was no surprise to see Tekin powered Johnny LoGiudice on top of the chart when qualifying concluded.

Right after the start of the main, Johnny LoGiudice took the lead and checked out. Behind Johnny the battle was on between Nate, Bryan Boucher and John 'Apple' McIntosh. At the end of the main, it was Tekins  Johnny LoGiudice who crossed the line in first, John 'Apple' McIntosh in second and Russell Chester in third. Johnny chose the Tekin RS Pro and Redline Gen 2 10.5 motor.