Tekno RC Team drivers win in France, UK and USA once again! A very successful racing weekend for Julian Andre, Neil Bent, Shaun Brown and Ken Rand winning their respective races and putting Tekno RC vehicles at the top podium spot. Report from each race follow:
Deeradale Winter Series, report by Daniel Austin:
“This weekend saw the final round of the competitive Deerdale winter series held at there excellent Astro track. With Deerdale being the hosts for the first round of the UK National series it meant that many of the UK’s top drivers were in attendance to get some practice in on this difficult, high grip track.
In the electric class Tekno once again dominated the podium with a 1,2,3 finish! In the final there was in epic battle for the second and third spot during the first 15 minutes with Tekno’s Richard Metcalfe and new Tekno signing, Neil Bent changing places a few times before Neil’s choice of mini pins payed off as the track dried out completely. The first fifteen minutes saw Rich and Neil fighting for second and third whilst Tekno’s other new signing, Michael Lightfoot, was out front putting on a superb display of consistency and pace after already TQing all three rounds of E-buggy qualifiers and then out of nowhere his car shut down 2 minutes before the end of his race but still secured the 3rd spot on the podium! Impressive to say the least.
1st: Neil Bent- Tekno
2nd: Richard Metcalfe- Tekno
3rd: Michael Lightfoot- Tekno
As this was the final round of the series points were important. Tekno’s Daniel Austin had already secured the championship but 2nd and 3rd were open to take. In the end Neil’s excellent win secured him 3rd overall in the championship and Richard Metcalfe took 2nd overall. Tekno driver Chaz Blake also managed to take the 4th spot making it a Tekno 1,2,3,4 in the overall series championship.
1st: Daniel Austin- Tekno
2nd: Richard Metcalfe- Tekno
3rd: Neil Bent- Tekno
4th: Chaz Blake- Tekno
In the Nitro class, competition was fierce with many big name UK drivers in attendance. Tekno’s Carlo De Marco put on an excellent display in qualifying managing to put his NB48.35th on the grid for the A final. An excellent achievement when you look at the names that were there. Some misfortune in the final saw him finish a respectable 9th but showed pace for a top 5 finish easily.
Well done to all the Tekno RPRC Distribution team.”
Belgium Winter Trophy, report by Julian Andre:
“This past weekend of March 5-6th the last round of the Belgium Winter Trophy race was held at BRCC track in Charleroi, Belgium. Arriving at the track I did some practice laps with my EB48.3 which felt good. As soon as the qualifications started I finished 3rd in the first one, 5th in the second one and won the 3rd one; securing me a 3rd overall place on the Amain starting grid. Coming into the finals I won the first one, finishing 2nd in the second final and winning the third one gave me the overall win of the race and together the Belgium Winter Trophy series championship for 2016! I want to thank Tekno RC for the great car and Wartelle Modelisme for their support, on to the outdoor season!”
1st: Julian Andre
2nd: Davide Faraci
3rd: Brian Delhaye
Rockstar Winter Off Road Series, report by Shaun Brown:
“The Pacific Northwest has three major series each year and the RockStar Series is one of these. In it’s 5th year it has seen attendance from Drivers all around Oregon and Washington. Visits from Pro drivers from all the major manufacturers during it’s long running make this an event most don’t want to miss. The Series has seen a transition from Indoor Clay to Indoor Carpet during it’s tenure as Oregon’s major Offroad Series.
The series consisted of six rounds with two dropouts. I was able to take my Tekno 2wd converted SCT410.3 (dubbed SCT210) to TQ and Podium for a perfect Series Score of 204. The “SCT210” is an amazing and easy conversion that generates an amazing handling 2wd Short Course Truck. Each round, I saw competition from all the other 2wd platforms and their own “carpet conversions” but the Tekno was able to stay out on top each round.
The 2015-16 RockStar Series was a great experience and shows Tekno can put it down anywhere. Thanks go Tekno RC for the greatest products on planet Earth, to Premier RC for an amazing series, and finally Portland’s RC community for our tight knit comradery that makes every day fun and amazing.”
2wd Modified SC Final Results:
TQ/1st: Shaun Brown
2nd: Clark Bennet
3rd: Mccain Aldous
Season Opener Race, report by Ken Rand:
“It was the first race of the outdoor season for many tracks in the region and Thunder Alley in Wilson, NC was my choice for the weekend. The announcer Danny Dumong did a great job and the promoter Louis Sparks/Track builder Luis Diego did a great job organizing and getting the event ready. It was a brand new layout for the event and we had people from a few different states attend.
It was my third race with Tekno and already making much progress in learning the cars and getting faster. They really fit my smooth style well with how stable and nimble they are. It is truly impressive also how well they respond to setup changes. I really appreciate all the help everyone gives each other on the team pages. I took the setup tips that have been provided and noticed great results with the changes. I was able to TQ and win both pro nitro buggy and ebuggy in dominant fashion from start to finish.”