Tekno RC at the 2016 ROAR Electric Nationals

This past weekend the Tekno team traveled to Fremont, Indiana to participate in the ROAR 1/8th Electric and 4×4 Short Course Nationals. The event was hosted by the awesome Stateline R/C crew and drew about 160 entries over the 3 classes.

Qualifying used your best two of four rounds and both Ryan and Joe put in solid enough runs in the first two rounds to qualify into the A main. So the other rounds were used to try to improve position on the grid. Joe’s best qualifiers were Rd 2 of SC where he took 2nd and in Etruggy rd 2 where he got a 3rd. Ryan’s best were a few 2nd place runs in SC and a TQ pace in the last two buggy qualifiers to fall just a bit short in the end with a 2nd and 3rd.

Weather didn’t look very promising to say at least….

The A mains were set but the weather was ominous. They decided to run A1s Saturday night in case the rains came Sunday. In A1 of Buggy which was up first Ryan led during the middle of the run for about 6 laps before a weird traction roll knocked him back to 4th. Joe was up to 3rd and they battled the last few laps. On the last lap slight contact happened on the left front hip jump and Ryan got by and took 3rd and Joe came home in 4th.

Joe’s SCT410.3 with his freshly painted body, no more rattle can paint jobs!

The 4x4SC main was next and at the start they were off like they qualified with Ryan in 2nd and Joe in 4th. Ryan stayed within 2 second of Maifield the entire 6 minute run but couldn’t get past and took 2nd. Joe came in 4th and Mike Eglberger came home in 10th.

Etruggy was the final main and Joe and Ryan ran where they qualified most of the run in 4th and 5th respectively. At the end though Joe got by Maifield to take the final podium spot in 3rd.


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(photos courtesy of Liverc.com)


Overall a great performance for the Tekno Team. Taking 3 of the 9 podium positions! A great time was had by the entire team and we look forward to the next one next weekend at Bring the Heat in Flowood, Mississippi.