Tekno RC Team Report Week 6-7, 2018
Two more winning filled weeks featured in this week’s Team report, Tekno RC team drivers managed to win races in USA, China and UK! Congratulations to Mike Legue, Jonathan Yeung, Carlo De Marco, Tyler Hooks and Aaron Royston for winning the races they attended! Report from each race follows:
The Dirt Shootout (US), report by Mike Legue:
"Had a great time yesterday at Dirtburners "Dirt shootout" trophy race. I raced Mod 2wd, Mod 4wd and E-Buggy. Quite a few local fast guys came out and helped make for a great day of racing!
After the dust settled, I would end up taking TQ honors in both Mod 4wd as well as E-Buggy. I ended up starting 4th in the Mod 2wd A-Main as well. All 3 cars were hooked up on Pro-Line Racing MC Positrons and were powered by Team Trinity motors and batteries. Which both helped me set fast lap of the day in both 4wd and E-Buggy!
In the mains, I had both great successes, as well as some bad luck. In both E-Buggy and Mod 4wd I would lead tone to tone and take the wins in both. Although in E-Buggy I did have to fight off a hard-charging Alex Watzke in the beginning and towards the end.
Overall, I had a great time hanging out with a few good buddies. Thanks to my sponsors for their support. Now it's time to gear up for stock worlds in 2 weeks at the Ohio RC Factory."
M.K. Power Offroad Championship (CN), report by Jonathan Yeung:
"This was the first race of this year at XMG track in 2018. Racers from mainland China, Taiwan, Macau as well as Hong Kong participated. My Dad and I arrived at the track on February 3rd, it was a cold but sunny day. After some fine-tuning, our cars are in great shape and ready to race.
In the Nitro Buggy A-Main final, I start in 2nd place and kept pressure on the lead car. 2 laps later the lead car flipped due to a wheel touching the barrier pipe. I took the chance to take lead. Once the car cluster cleared, I started to drive at my own rhythm and keep extending the lead. After the 10-minute race, I lapped the 2nd position car by one lap. However at about the 12-minute point, the lap counting computer stop working and the race was suspended. After computer fixed, race organizer decided to resume the race and going for another 25min race (Original race duration was 45min). After the 25min race, I finish in 1st place with 71 laps, 2nd place finished at 68 laps and 3rd place finished had 66 laps based on combined results.
In nitro Truggy class, my Dad Carson was TQ and finished in the second position."
1st: Jonathan Yeung - NB48.4
2nd: Wei Ping Hu
3rd: Dong Xia
AWS Winter Nationals (UK), report by Daniel Austin:
"This weekend saw the final round of the Astro Winter Series in the UK. (also known as the winter nationals.) A 5 race series held at 5 different Astro tracks around the UK including Ledbury MCC, South Coast RC, Swindon MCC, North West Nitro and Deerdale. This series mixes Nitro and Electric buggy together running 18-minute finals with over 100 competitors competing through the series. With the championship wide open still going into to final round, it was Tekno's Carlo De Marco who would come away with the overall championship victory driving his NB48.4. Tekno drivers would also take 2nd and 3rd in the championship with Jake Knight running the EB48.4 in 2nd and Wez Jolly running the NB48.4 in 3rd. An awesome podium lockout for the UK Tekno team in this highly competitive series. In fact, we would have 6 drivers finishing in the top 10! Chris Leighton 5th, Matt Bridge 7th, and Dave Mayne 9th. Superb results from our guys and a massive thanks to all the hard work and dedication they have put in traveling the country for this series."
1st: Carlo De Marco - Tekno NB48.4
2nd: Jake Knight - Tekno EB48.4
3rd: Wez Jolly - Tekno NB48.4
SWPS Round 4 (US), report by Tyler Hooks:
"This is a series I started with the help of my father. We travel Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas. This was a record race with 95 in attendance. Every race has had more and more racers which is exciting."
1st: Tyler Hooks - Tekno EB410
2nd: Charles Day
3rd: Trevor Nault
Shaw's Red River Shootout Series Round 1 (US), report by Aaron Royston:
"We braved a winter blast for the first outdoor race of the season. Waking up to 20-degree weather and a light freezing drizzle, the turnout was not as big as it was going to be but those that did show up had a lot of fun as some of the skill level classes were run as a combined race while scoring separately, definitely made for some interesting mains!
Took the TQ/win in both expert nitro classes with my BLOK powered NB48.4 & NT48.3, while going 1-2 with Tekno teammate Eddie Doggett in both classes as well. Also took the win in expert E-buggy with my EB48SL."
Super Bowl Race (US), report by Mike Legue:
"Yesterday I made it out to the Super Bowl race up at AMS Custom Hobbies, Inc. Turnout was much lighter than expected, but still made the best of it and ran 3 classes. After a short program, I would end up taking TQ honors in Mod 2wd, Mod 4wd and E-Buggy!
In the mains I would lead E-Buggy tone to tone taking the win. I also took the win in Mod 4wd. In Mod 2wd I had the race won but pulled a sick wheelie that turned into a donkey flip into another lane... causing chaos and setting myself quite a ways back from Russ Bryant. I pushed hard and caught him a few times but just couldn't pull off the sweep. So, I settled for a 2nd place. All good as it was a fun race!
Next up is stock worlds next weekend down at The Ohio RC Factory!"