Matt Olson had a fantastic weekend out at SDRC in 4×4 SC with my Tekin powered MIP Pro4mance Scte. TQing and taking the win over talented Tekno drivers Barry Baker and Chad Panek. Olson’s MIP truck was equipped with Tekin’s all new Pro4 HD 4300KV motor geared 41/16 controlled by the Tekin RX8 esc. “The truck was unbelievably fast, controllable, and the power band produced by the HD motor was smooth and linear.”
Matt would also finish up 5th in 2wd Mod buggy and 4th in 2wd Mod Short course behind factory fast Steven Hartson. Both of his 2wd’s were equipped with the Tekin RS Pro and 7.5/8.5 Gen 2 motors. “Thank you Tekin for providing me with exceptional high quality products to power my RC passion.”
Brian Henn would debut his Tekin Pro 4HD 4300kv this past weekend at Rd 2 of the RC Pro Texas State Series in Corups Christy, Texas. Henn would Tq Rd1 and Rd2 securing the overall Tq position for the mains. With temps reaching near 90 degrees on mains day Henn’s Pro 4HD and Rx8 esc would have no issue taking wins in A1 and A2 in dominating fashion securing the overall win of Rd2 of the RC Pro Series Texas division.
The 25th Annual CRCRC Winter Mid-West Electric Off-Road Championships were held this past weekend in Jeffersonville, OH. This is known as the first big electric off-road race of the new year as well as being one of the longest on-going races to date. This years event reached an outstanding 355 entries! Team Orion would once again have 2 of their aces in attendance this year with Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri.
Wednesday, January 9th: Open Practice
Thursday, January 10th: Controlled Practice
Friday, January 11th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, January 12th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, January 13th: Lower Main Bump-Ups / Triple A-Main Events
The overall qualifying order in each class was determined by the points system. This system would take each drivers 2 best qualifying round finishes out of 4. The top 10 drivers from each class would automatically go into the A-Main Events. This would be the first year CRCRC incorporated the bump-up system to their electric race. Lower main events up through the B’s were ran earlier on main day. The top 2 finishers from each main event would bump into the next main. This would make a 12 car field for the triple A-Main Events.
2wd Modified Short Course
Team Orion/AE Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would TQ every round of qualifying to take the overall TQ!
Cavalieri went onto win A-Main #1 and #2 in convincing fashion to take home the 2wd Modified Short Course Championship with his Team Orion powered Associated SC10!
2wd Modified Short Course Top 12 Overall:
Driver ESC Motor Battery
1. Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) LRP Team Orion Team Orion
2. Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin Turnigy
3. JP Richards Speed Passion Reedy Team Orion
4. Cody Turner Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5. Jason Jakubczyk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6. Caleb VanDam Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7. Dustin Richards Speed Passion Reedy Reedy
8. Ralph Krumme Hobby Wing Hobby Wing Pro-Match
9. Joe Pillars Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10. Mike Sontag Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
11. Scott Heckert Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
12. Paul Sinclair Viper Viper Pro-Tek
Winning Equipment used by Ryan Cavalieri:
ORI30187 Team Orion Advantage Touch Charger
ORI28207 Team Orion Vortex 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41444 Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire
ORI14053 Team Orion Carbon Pro 4000mah 90C WTS Li-Po Battery
RKW Motorsports has developed a new race rental program to increase turnouts at the local offroad RC racers in the Portland Metro area. The program is called the “Taste of Racing” and has been created to both introduce would be racers to the fun and excitement of offroad RC racing, as well as giving current racers an extra class to run without the expense of a whole new car. The best part about the class is all the cars are run together in their own class and they are identically prepared for the racers making for a truly “spec” racing class. The program consists of six identically prepared 2wd short course trucks furnished complete with brushless power systems, lipo batteries, personal transponders, and race spec tires to make for a fun, competitive, and even playing field for all racers. The icing on the cake is that when you sign up for a rental truck for the race day, everything is taken care of for you. All you have to do is drive and corner marshall; everything else from maintenance to cleaning of the car and charging batteries is done for you throughout the day. The prices for club race days are $20 for the rental vehicle, plus a minimal fee for any parts that are broken or damaged beyond repair. This does not include your race entry fee, this must be paid to the track like any other race class.
The program debuted this past weekend at TopGear Hobbies Raceway with great success. Five of the six available trucks were run for the race day and even made for one of the closest finishes of the day (less than .1 seconds) and everyone racing came off the stand with a big smile. Two of the trucks were even driven in the snake race at the end of the day and made up two of the three final vehicles standing at the end of the timed event!
For more information, or to sign up for the next available race day, please visit www.rkwrc.com