Tekin drivers were out in force at the 2011 Hot Rod Shootout hosted as always by Jimmy Babcock and the crew at Hot Rod Hobbies. With over 270 entries this race had great attendance by many top pro drivers even though worlds are next week. As always Jimmy and crew held one of the premier events of the year.
Pro 4 Short Course was dominated by Tekin in qualifying with Tekin powered TLR factory pilot Frank Root taking the overall Tq in the class. Team Durango’s Billy Fischer would take A1, Tekin driver Ryan Lutz would take A2 by over 10 seconds in his Tekin powered Desc410r, A3 would have Fischer taking down the win with Lutz 2nd and Travis Amezcua 3rd. Ryan Lutz would take 2nd overall. Great Job Ryan. Ryan was using the new Tekin Pro 4 motor which was sited by all who witnessed it to be the “fastest truck on the track.”
Sportsman Pro 4 Short course was dominated by Tekin driver Aaron Eastman with his Tekin powered SC104x4 taking the overall Tq and win. Aaron used the 4.5 Sc4x and Rx8 esc.
Modified 4wd buggy was one of the most exciting classes to watch with many of the top pro drivers in attendance. Ryan Cavalieri would take the overall Tq. In A1 the “pass of the weekend” would be pulled off by Tekin factory driver Ryan Lutz with his Tekin powered Dex410. In the last corner of the last lap Lutz had pulled to within a car length of Cavalieri and over the last double jumped over him into the last corner to take the win at the line! Cav woudl take A2 from top to bottom. It was still anyone’s race going into A3. Some exciting racing and mistakes would mix up the lead a few times with Cav taking the overall win, Ryan Lutz would finish 2nd overall with A-main Hobbies pilot Tyler Vik taking 3rd.
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