The Warehouse Indoor Raceway in Helena Alabama hosted the Electric Indoor Super Regional’s this weekend. With close to 100 entries from all over the country the racing action is proving to be top notch! The largest turnouts were in Electric Pro Buggy and 2wd and 4wd Short Course classes.
The Electric 1/8 Buggy class had some standout talent from different parts of the region. Martin Harrison from Louisiana, Ryan Lopez from Georgia, and Alan Burton from Alabama are all in attendance and setting the pace for the class and running Team Tekin Equipment. After quick interviews with these guys it looks as if Ryan(Team Losi) is running a Tekin 1900kv, Martin (Team Tekin, JConcepts, and MaxAmps) also using the Tekin 1900kv, and after 4 rounds of qualifying in elec buggy Alan Burton (Team Serpent) set TQ opting to use the Tekin 1700kv motor for his Serpent Cobra 811E.
This weekend had some extreme cold temperatures which made tire choices a complicated decision. The traction changed from one run to another. After 4 rounds of qualifying Martin Harrison set TQ in elec Truggy using Tekin 2000kv motor along with Jconcepts 7’s as his tire choice and MaxAmps 6500 batteries.
On Sunday for the Mains the temperatures were in the low 30’s and again tire choices were critical. Martin Harrison was able to win the first two mains and securing the top spot in truggy. Buggy A1 found Lopez in first, Alan Burton in Second and Martin Harrison a DNF with mechanical failure. A2 Lopez was able to squeeze out another win, with Martin Harrison in second, and Alan Burton in Fourth. A3 was a battle to the end with Alan Burton taking first, and Martin Harrison finishing second. Buggy overall was Ryan Lopez in 1st , Alan Burton in 2nd, and Martin Harrison in 3rd giving Team Tekin a full podium in the electric buggy class. (words by Martin Harrison)