Tekno RC Team Report Week 15-16, 2018
Two more weeks with Tekno filled race podiums! Tekno RC Team drivers James Carrigan, Tyler Hooks, Orlando Lebron, Jerome Marrero, Henry Martin, Donnie Ward Jr, Brian Bush, Aaron Royston, Marcus Carver and Jayden Jamieson won the races they attended in USA, Puerto Rico and New Zealand, well done everyone! Report from each race follows:
2018 Proline Challenge/Factory Tracks invitational (US), report by James Carrigan:
"Controlled practice on Friday, 3 Points based Qualifying rounds with the Invitational wrapped inside of it. Qualifying went Great in Pro4 Sct.3, I Tq’ed 2/3 rounds with a great MAIN from Tone to Tone in the 1 spot with an all Tekno podium. Great fun"
TQ/1st: James Carrigan - Tekno SCT410.3
2nd: Claudio Musto - Tekno SCT410.3
3rd: Clark Crosley - Tekno SCT410.3
Thornhill Cup (US), report by Tyler Hooks:
"A fun race where 20 person teams are put together to win a cup after the normal racing format by collecting points for positions."
1st: Tyler Hooks - TeknoEB48.4
2nd: Brandon Rose
3rd: Jake Dellinger
Fajardo Anual Cup Race (PR), report by Orlando Lebron:
"This weekend I travel to the east coast of Puerto Rico to Fajardo Rc Track to race on the Anual Fajardo Cup.
The weather was really good, the cars in practice felt really great only some minor changes were made during the day. In E-Buggy I set the pace and TQ on the 1st qualifier. On the second qualifier I changed and tested other tires but didn't like them but overall I did TQ for the event. In the Mains I started with a good one making a late push and winning A1 on the last corner, in A2 had many mistakes and didn't find the groove but in A3 I was back online and pull to win A3 and the Fajardo Cup.
Also in the event raced Nitro Buggy qualified 2nd had a great race but finished 3rd after the 3O min A-main and Congrats to Teammate Jerome Marrero on his 1/8 Nitro Truck Win."
TQ/1st: Orlando Lebron - Tekno EB48.4
2nd: Alex Vazquez
3rd: Luis Alvarez
Iron Maximus Race (US), report by Henry Martin:
"This event was held at my home track that I race at every week, it is a indoor turf track that is club owned. My cars were pretty much dialed all weekend with no problems at all. I TQ'd and won by a lap in each class"
Fajardo Anual Cup Race (PR), report by Jerome Marrero:
"This past weekend I raced at the Fajardo RC Cup in Fajardo Puerto Rico, In my practice, my NT felt amazing. In the first qualifier, I set paced and made TQ. In the second qualifier I change my tires and had an even faster qualifier were I managed to make 10 laps in only a 5 minutes qualifier. For the Main I left the truck as it was because it was amazing I started in the upfront and was more of doing consistent laps I had some pressure at the begging of the race but after the first pit, I was able to drive for the win and the Fajardo annual Cup. Next up SOR In May"
TQ/1st: Jerome Marrero - Tekno NT48.3
2nd: Javier Casillas
3rd: Jose Negron
Roar Region Two Point Series (US), report by Donnie Ward Jr:
"Roar 1/ 10 @ adrenaline RC Winchester Virginia. It was a great day hanging with friends! Great job guys, great job by G coming down working to make ROAR great again and for Seth Hardison and Amy Hardison for the great place to race! Awesome family !!!"
TQ/1st: Donnie Ward Jr - Tekno EB410
2nd: Mark Unrath - Tekno EB410
3rd: Adam Vink
Tax Relief Race (US), report by Brian Bush:
"It's been several months since I was able to make it out to Small Addictions RC, but with their Annual Tax Relief Trophy race it gave me an opportunity to get the schedule to match up. I had used my standard carpet base to start upon arrival with a new layout and a ton of new fun features I knew I would need to make some small tweaks to get her dialed in. Round 1 I would set early TQ, Round 2 I would come back with a really solid run improving my TQ and holding out for the overall TQ in 4wd 13.5 buggy. The EB410 was dialed and throwing the fastest laps in the building, I knew I just had to keep my head straight and I had a great shot at the win. That said.. an early mistake put me to the back of the pack, I worked my way back up to the front by lap 10, the buggy was awesome.. then I would have some bad luck and get tied up in a multi-car wreck and a marshal in the main 4pack letting a very fast 2nd place driver get back by. I kept my cool and just focused in and with just a few laps left I was able to make a clean inside pass before the dragon back feature and take the top spot back over and finish out for the Win. Some fun and really clean racing.. a fun day for sure."
TQ/1st: Brian Bush - Tekno EB410
2nd: Brian Stewart
3rd: Jake na
Marlborough Champs (NZ), report by Jayden Jamieson:
"Saturday was all open practice for most of the day with 2 rounds of qualifying. Cars were awesome and dialed as soon as they hit the track. Didn't have to change the cars much at all and was ready for qualifying. The 2 rounds of qualifying after practice were solid. Tried different tyres in each run and both runs were 12 lappers that no one else was able to get. Day 2 had 3 more qualifiers and managed to TQ every round in both cars aswell with more solid fast runs. Mains were just as perfect as the qualifiers, ebuggy won all 3 mains, and nitro buggy won the 30 minute amain with no mistakes the entire race. Both cars were amazing. TEKNOTAKEOVER"
Shaws RC Red River Shootout Series Round 3 (US), report by Aaron Royston:
"This race started with a gift via donations taken from myself and many racers from 3 different markets to provide this track owner a brand new ready to run ET48.3 as a thanks for all the time/money he has put into his track.
Qualifying went well. TQ in expert nitro truggy, 2nd in expert nitro buggy, and 4th in expert e-buggy.
Ran away with the win in Truggy and finished 2nd in both buggy classes. Solid weekend."
TQ/1st: Aaron Royston - Tekno NT48.3
2nd: Mike Russ
3rd: Brian Glorioso
Boothill Money Series 1 Race (US), report by Marcus Carver:
"First outdoor race of the season and it was a one-day money race.
Ran E-buggy and 4x4sc and had a couple of hours to learn the new track and get the cobwebs off of the E-buggy as I last drove it back in Oct. All day I'm pretty sure I was overdriving the E-buggy but the 4x4sc was on rails and was just soaking up all the bumps\jumps.
We had 3 Heats but the 1st heat was thrown out due to issues. Then Triple 10 minutes A-mains. Was able to TQ 4x4SC and take 1st. Qualified 4th in Ebuggy and finished 5th in the mains. Just need more wheel time with the Ebuggy as I'm a little rusty."
TQ/1st: Marcus Carver - Tekno SCT410.3
2nd: Curtis Tockey
3rd: Dalton Fox