Tekno RC Team Report Week 39-41, 2017
A few more successful weeks with wins around the world! Tekno RC team drivers Mike Legue, Daniel Bach, Akshay Patel, Jared Wiggins, Alexandre Cravé, Jeremy LeDonne and Witsarut Roumlarp won races in USA, South Africa, France and Thailand! Report from each race follows:
Michigan State Championship Series - Round 5 (US), report by Mike Legue:
"This was the 5th and final round of the MSCS series. Turnout was light due to weather, but we made the best of it! The track was old school and awesome!!! Super loamy and blew out early! That made for some outstanding racing! My NB48.4 was excellent all day, and I was able to take the TQ and win after a grueling 30-minute main! Winning this race secured my place as the Michigan State champ for 3 years straight in Nitro Buggy and 4 years straight in Nitro Truggy!"
TQ/1st: Mike Legue - Tekno NB48.4
2nd: Rodger Wendling
3rd: Ryan Gardner
Ottercup Race (US), report by Daniel Bach:
"It was a great day. Had early TQ but lost it in round two, went back to original set up an started second in main. Was rear ended on first lap an fell back to fourth and the lead truck was gone. Since it was a 10 min race so I just worked my way back, in last min caught up an went for it. Battled hard a few laps but came out for the win!!! It was awesome!!!"
1st: Daniel Bach - Tekno SCT410.3
2nd: Rob van Ess
Welkom Pre-National (SA), report by Akshay Patel:
"The Welkom Pre-national was Welkom RC Club's first ever off-road event and it was run in a world-class manner with fantastic facilities. This club is hosting the touring car worlds in 2018 so it comes as no surprise that track owner Antonio Caroli pulled out all the stops for the track from hunting down a specific type of clay to accommodating for persons with disabilities.
With intermittent rain at practice on Saturday, many were worried about Sunday's race. Thankfully we had clear skies all day until the end of the last race.
The lack of rain meant the surface stayed a lot more consistent and my EB48.4, with the pretty much the stock setup, just seemed to love this track. I was able to secure all qualifying rounds and a 1st place in the final.
A huge well done to Welkom RC Club on what I believe is our best track in South Africa. Cannot wait for the last round of nationals in 2 weeks!"
TQ/1st: Akshay Patel - Tekno EB48.4
2nd: Brendon Van Staden
3rd: Johan Van Zyl
Byron Fuel Challenge (US), report by Jared Wiggins:
"Just heading back from the Byrons Race after an awesome weekend! After a lot of prep and practice, I was able to come straight in and top seed 2 of 3 classes! I was able to TQ Pro Ebuggy, start second in Truggy after a close battle with Seth and Mason, and 4th in Pro Buggy.
After the dust settled for the mains I had 2 hours of track time with the triple-A E-Buggy and two 45 minute mains! In Pro Ebuggy I would get a 2 in a1, win a2 and another second for 2nd overall! Congrats to Jeremy on the flawless runs! In Pro Truggy I would lead over Seth until he would retire early, then I would cruise away for the Win! In Pro Buggy, I would have a good early race battle with Seth and Kyle and secure second with them in tow until they would suffer issues. Mason Fuller was too far out at that point taking the win and I would come in second! Some impressive driving from that kid!
I owe a massive thank you to my parents for everything they do as well as my sponsors for providing fast and reliable equipment! Also to Alex Sturgeon for the great program!"
1st: Jared Wiggins - Tekno NT48.3
2nd: Tony Bacon
3rd: Graham Hill
League 6 Race (FR), report by Alexandre Cravé
"A beautiful dirt track with some carpet sections, which developed from a smooth and soft surface in the morning to high traction in the afternoon. Taking advantage of my knowledge, I was able to dial in the set up in qualifications which allowed me to take the pole position. For my 3 finals, I further refined the car setup to make it perfect and fast! I would win two out of three A-main legs, getting the final victory!"
TQ/1st: Alexandre Cravé - Tekno EB48.4
2nd: Meyer Marc
3rd: George Hugo
Fall Shootout (US), report by Jeremy LeDonne:
"I traveled to New Florence, Pa. for the WOCRC for the Fall Shootout Race and decided to race 4x4 SCT and 1/8 E-truggy. I showed up a little late so I had to go straight into the heat races without practice. My Tekno SCT410.3 and ET48.3 were absolutely dialed with Proline tires! My first time out on the track I set TQ in both classes and improved both of them in the second qualifier. Both mains went really well pulling away from the rest of the pack, taking home both wins! It was a good way to close out the outdoor season for WOCRC's last race."
New RC Club Race - Round 7 (TH), report by Witsarut Roumlarp:
"We started the 1st race of the month at the New Rc Club Race Round 7. Turnout was great with more than 70 people joining this event and the track surface was difficult due to the heavy rain from the night before.
In the 1st qualifier, I had an engine problem which took my car out of the race for a long time, dropping me to the 40th position. The second qualifier was much better, placing 2nd.
For the 45-minute final, the weather was dark and the track was muddy, making everything much more difficult. In beginning, I stayed towards the middle of the group gradually moving up, until the last 25 minutes when I was able to move into second and the take the lead in the last five minutes."
1st: Witsarut Roumlarp - Tekno NB48.4