Tekno RC Team Report Week 35-36 2016
A very successful couple of weeks around the globe with Tekno RC Team drivers winning in USA, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia and UK! Anthony Westergaard, Lou Colmo, Gerhard du Toit, Boy Witsarut, Kent Sung, Carlo De Marco and Dave Brown winning the races they attended! Race report from each race follows:
Zone 7 race (ZA), report by Gerhard du Toit:
“Hardly had time to get in a few practice laps as this was the first time running near sea level and had to work on retuning the engines. The day started off with nitro truggy (NT48.3) and despite the small hick-up with my flywheel and engine tuning I managed to qualify 3rd overall. After a couple small setup changes I fell into the groove and took the win in the 30 minute final.
Nitro buggy seemed to be sorted out early in the day, qualifying 2nd. The final started off pretty well but near the end of the race I had a clutch bell issue and managed to settle for 2nd on the podium.
Big Thanks to Gerhard Moolman, his team and all the guys at Zone 7.”
1st: Gerhard du Toit
2nd: Dylan Elliott
3rd: Naweed Omar
JBRL Round 5 (US), report by Anthony Westergaard:
“Jbrl round #5 at Rc Tracks of Las Vegas. The Track was watered every other round. There was a lot more traction and more consistent when the track was wet. Jimmy Babcock ran a great program over the 1 day event.
Qualifying went really well getting the TQ in the First round then bettering my TQ in round 2. My car felt great with the changes I made during practice the day before.
In the Main I got out front early. I drove a smooth and consistent race. By the end of the race I had a 25 second lead and was able to drive my own race.”
TQ/1st: Anthony Westergaard
2nd: Carlos Arredondo
3rd: Austin Pannone
BCS 2016 race (TH), report by Boy Witsarut:
“Team Tekno Thailand traveled to the South of Thailand (Phuket) for the BCS 2016 race, a two day event held on the weekend of 27th-28th of August.
The race schedule had four 10 minute qualifying rounds for Saturday and two more rounds plus the finals on Sunday. Boy managed to get the overall TQ of the race in really wet conditions. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side, with heavy rain during the Amain the race had to stop with Boy in the first place. Thanks to Tekno RC for the super reliable car!”
TQ/1st: Boy Witsarut
2nd: Witchapoom Roumlarp
3rd: Chavin RCLT
NDOR Summer series RD 5 (UK), report by Daniel Austin:
“This past weekend saw the 5th Round of the Ndor Summer series. Heavy rain overnight had meant the track was really wet upon arrival and grip levels were ridiculously low. Carlo De Marco and Mike Lightfoot looked quick from the off and put in some good qualifying runs with their NB483’s with Carlo taking the TQ and Mike qualifying 3rd for the A Main. Dan Austin lined up 5th in the A Main with his NB48.3 aswell.
The final saw a great battle between the top 4 but Carlo came out victorious just 5 seconds ahead of team mate Mikefoot giving Tekno a 1/2 finish.
In truggy, Steve Alcock once again dominated the truggy class with his ET48.3 setting TQ and winning the A Main. Great job Steve.”
TQ/1st: Steve Alcock
2nd: John Winter
3rd: John Ogden
TQ/1st: Carlo De Marco
2nd: Mike Lightfoot
3rd: Lloyd Bostock
Summer Point Series (US), report by Lou Colmo:
“Final race of the points series, Due to a rainout in August the last 2 races were run the same day, 3 qualifiers and single a-mains.1st race qualified and took second to Eric Fletcher. 2nd race TQ’d and finished 1st.”
TQ/1st: Lou Colmo
2nd: Eric Fletcher
3rd: Jeff Chandler
Malaysian Northern Regional League (MY), report by Kent Sung:
“The past weekend I travel to ASOR track, Kedah located in Northern Malaysia attending the North Nitro Challenge Round 4.
ASOR track is very technical and blends with the natural terrain which is surrounded by nice trees. My Tekno NB48.3 performed really well, with just minor setup changes. I TQed all 3 qualifying rounds and won the 45min A Main final. This is the 3rd race I have been racing Tekno and I managed to get podium finishes for the last 2 races. I Wound like to thanks Kevin Lee, Ilias Arkoudaris and Danny Teh for the help and setup tips.”
TQ/1st: Kent Sung
Scottish Truggy Championships (UK), report by Daniel Austin:
“This past weekend saw the final round of the Scottish Truggy Championship at the excellent CSOR venue.
Tekno/RPRC drivers Dave Brown and John Wilson were in attendance hoping to clinch the championship for Tekno. This championship is a 16 round battle and in the end, Tekno’s Dave Brown was crowned as overall champion with team mate John Wilson taking 2nd in the championship making it a 1/2 for Tekno.
Both drivers reported the truggies had been faultless all year with not a single breakage between them on some very tough tracks. Great job guys!”
1st: Dave Brown
2nd: John Wilson
3rd: James Oswald