2018 Tekin California Turf Cup

Over the weekend of May 5th ( Cinco De Mayo) 125 entries from all over Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Arizona converged on the Silver Dollar RC Raceway Raceway, located in Chico, CA to battle in 12 different divisions at the 2018 Tekin California Turf Cup.

After one packed morning of practice, 45 qualifying heats ( 3 Rounds), 14 main events, 125 entries and 2 days of action on the track, the 2018 edition of the Tekin California Turf Cup is now in the books, and what a weekend of racing it was. Racers started to show up as early as 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning to get their first laps on the new turf 1/10th layout. Practice and racing didnt end till Saturday 7pm. The layout was fast, fun, racy and consisted of a new expansion from 48 ft to 60 ft with some elevation change. The turf layout was a hit with all the racers . The layout made for some of the best racing action we’ve seen at at the new redesigned Silver Dollar RC Raceway.

Friday would consist of a full day of practice from 9am to 9pm allowing racers to get really dialed in and to get back and get some sleep at a decent time before Saturday qualifiers and mains started. Friday would start with open practice at 9:00 a.m. when drivers would get their first opportunity on the turf layout. Drivers would spend the day hard at work figuring out the best lines and setups in hopes of making one of Saturday’s A finals. The turf track was super fast and racey seeing 1/10th scale lap times in the 21-25 second range. By mid afternoon open practice had turned to packed opened practice as more drivers started to arrive and prepare for the weekend of competition that lay ahead of them. Signups  would keep piling in throughout the day and into the night.

Saturday morning came early with doors opening at 7am. There were a bunch of drivers still showing up for their first practice laps as everyone else was trying to get their last few laps before the start of qualifying. Race directors Shane Mouton and KJ at 10:00am would kick off 3 rounds of qualifying with great informative announcing allowing the racers to put down fair qualifying using the IFMAR live loop start process. Racers would work together in this format to put an effort at their two best runs out of three to seed them into their main events. Qualifying would go on all day till three rounds where complete and this would start the main events.

Main events started early Saturday afternoon at 4:25pm and now the amazing race announcing of Shane Mouton and KJ would really be heard. Shane combined with a second set of eyes of KJ would observe most of the main events to ensure clean, exciting racing would take place . Racers would do an amazing job of policing themselves when incidents would happen and this made for some of the cleanest and best main races seen to date at Silver Dollar RC raceway. Some exciting finishes and lots of last lap passes would go down keeping the spectators entertained all day. Mains would finish up early in the evening and the awards presentation would take place with photos of top threes in typical AMain Performance Hobbies fashion.

Your every main event PDF File can be downloaded here: 2018 Tekin California Turf Cup Mains

link: https://tracks.amainhobbies.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/05/2018-Tekin-Californai-Turf-Cup-Mains.pdf

Your final overall standings can be downloaded here:2018 Tekin California Turf Cup FinalStandings

link: https://tracks.amainhobbies.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2018/05/2018-Tekin-California-Turf-Cup-FinalStandings.pdf

Link to results and videos: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_event&id=279724

Direct link to all race videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwoRPGmQpUURY0n_VoACGlNlUqsjd2-qs

Photos and Video Links below:

13.5 4wd top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306412

1st: Patrick Zhao (TQ)
2nd: Julian Jimenez
3rd: Joey Muniz

40+ 2wd Buggy top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306407

1st: Mike Lauterio (TQ)
2nd: Mike Damron
3rd: Clay Keates

Open 2wd Buggy top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306411

1st: Kyle Layton
2nd: Kyle Turner (TQ)
3rd: Brian Strange

Open 2wd Shortcourse top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306410

1st: Austin Hansen (TQ)
2nd: Terry Wickum
3rd: Skeeter Anderson

4wd Buggy top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306416

1st:  Kyle Turner (TQ)
2nd: Brian Strange
3rd: Jacob Lauterio

Open Stadium Truck top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306408

1st:  Adam Bartl (TQ)
2nd: Chris Silva
3rd: Shawn Beasley

Pro Stock 2wd Buggy top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306405

1st: Ryan Brignani
2nd: Kevin Jelich (TQ)
3rd: Mike Gordon

Rookie

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306400

1st: Rive rGordon
2nd: Dustin Philpott (TQ)
3rd: Daniel Cantwell

Stock 2wd Buggy top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306401

1st: Alan Lunghi (TQ)
2nd: Josiah Pease
3rd: Chris Silva

Stock Stadium Truck top three:

Main event results and video can be found here: http://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=1306408

1st: Doug Larivieri
2nd: Derrick Pease (TQ)
3rd:Terry Wickum

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the race a success. Hope to see you all out soon.

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