Short Course News

Sturdy crowned VRC SC World Champ


Surprise from ‘down under’: Chris Sturdy is the new VRC World Champion Open Class SC Trucks! A fantastic drive for this CLUB level racer, beating the very best PRO racers in this class! The 18 year old Aussie was a big unknown, finishing just 69th in the Season 3 Series, but at this Worlds he got his act together to finish 1 lap clear of Wollanka and Loriot who made up the podium.

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Yeung wins again in Hong Kong

Jonathan Yeung

After his first big win back in September, 12-year old Jonathan Yeung has been on a win streak in Hong Kong. The young driver recently captured the Laliwarehouse Offroad Cup titles in 1/8 Tekno E-Buggy and 1/10 4wd Short Course classes! Yeung’s CCJB teammate, Chuen captured the overall win in the Open Buggy class. We suspect this won’t be the last we see of young Jonathan in the winner’s circle!

Jonathan Tekno Tekno Cup podium Short Course podium 1-8 open class podium


Hinz double at ‘Toys for Tots’ in Vegas

Tommy Hinz Neo

The 5th Annual Kings Hawaiian Toys for Tots Race at 702 R/C Raceway in Las Vegas, Nevada is in the books, and was a huge success. 702 met their goal of 500+ toys, as the final toy count was 525 toys donated by all the generous racers that were in attendance. On the track, the big wins belonged to Team Associated’s Tommy Hinz. Hinz piloted his way to victory in the highly competitive Mod 4wd Buggy and Mod 2wd Buggy classes after some CLOSE racing Utah’s young gun, Broc Champlin. Read more…

WRCR Winter Series Round 3 report


Another round of the Washtenaw RC Raceway Winter Series is in the record books with some very close racing this past Saturday December 6, 2014. This program is located just south of Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds. The heated facility is a 100x52ft track with large driver’s stand and pit area. Race entries totaled 116 entries in 14 classes. Our nine race series allows two drops leading to the series title. In additional to the track and pit space there is a full-service Trackside hobby shop provided by Nankin Hobbies.  Read more…

Intech ERSC-10 4WD Short course


Intech Racing sent out the first photo of their debut entry into the short course truck market, the ERSC-10 4WD truck is expected to have a worldwide release of January 2015. Expect more details in the coming month!

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TLR delivers new option parts & body

TLR Options

Over the past few weeks TLR has quietly released a list of new option parts and accessories for a little bit of everything. In the 1/10 scale department, TLR has launched their new Aluminum MM Rear Camber Tower (fits 22/2.0/T/SCT), LRC 2.0 and 2.5 Degree Rear Pivots (fits 22-4), Front Hinge Pin Set (fits 22-4), and 22 Series Hardware Box. In the 1/8 department, TLR has released the 8IGHT-T 3.0 Electric Body for truggy racers converting their 8IGHT-T 3.0 from nitro to electric.


TLR336002 TLR234036 TLR334024 TLR334023 TLR334019 TLR340000

Harrison takes Toys 4 Tots triple

Martin Harrison

The 2014 Toys 4 Tots took place in Flowood, Mississippi this past weekend. This was not only a race but a great time of the year to give to the less fortunate kids. The schedule for this event was Friday practice, Saturday 3 rounds of rocket round qualifying with single a-mains. Tekin’s Martin Harrison would dominate the electric classes, as he piloted his TLR lineup to a win in Pro-4, E-Truggy, AND E-Buggy. An impressive set of wins for Harrison, all for a good cause.

Source: Tekin

Tekno’s innovative locking shock ends

Locking Spring Cups

Never lose a shock spring again with the new Tekno RC locking shock spring perches and rod ends. The all new design that mates up perfectly with Tekno’s durable new captured shock boots (TKR6143, TKR6144, TKR6145) will ensure your suspension stays consistent throughout any race or run. The spring perches rest on a shelf around the rod end instead of directly on top of the rod end. The result is less interference from the shock boot and absolutely no sacrifice in up travel. Each spring perch / rod end is secured by an M3x10mm set screw (TKR1605).

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The 16th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge


The Dirt is proud to announce the 16th Annual Nitro Challenge is less than a few months away! This year’s event will return to The Fear Farm R/C Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona on February 18-22, 2015. Joey Christensen and The Dirt crew will work their magic to create yet another set signature DNC tracks (1/10 track, 1/8 track, and 1/5 track). Don’t miss out on one of the biggest offroad R/C events in America…send in those entries while there is still time!

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Lutz scores Tekno triple at Fall Brawl

Lutz Fall Brawl

Ryan Lutz seems to be settling in quite well at his new Tekno home, as he has once again returned from another successful race weekend. Lutz recently joined many of the east coast’s best drivers to attend The Badlands R/C Supercross ‘Fall Brawl’ event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Despite the local hot shots and various other top pros (such as Adam Drake), Lutz brought home the win in 1/8 Nitro Truggy, 1/8 E-Buggy, Pro-4 SCT, and narrowly missed the win in 1/8 Nitro Buggy after a flame out leading the race.

Source: Tekno RC