Factory Team / Race Events

Kyle Rhodes TQs and Wins at CRCRC Mid-Winter Championships on Pro-Line Electrons


The Ohio R/C Factory put down a fast and technical track layout. For me it was the first major race of 2016 and more importantly my first race with Tekno RC.

I arrived to the track late Wednesday night and set up my pit area and began to prep for Thursday’s controlled practice; followed by a seeding round before qualifying. I quickly got my SCT410.3 dialed in for seeding.

“My truck was hooked up all weekend on Pro-Line MC Electrons mounted on F-11 Wheels. The tires lasted the entire event and provided me with consistent and predictable traction and steering.”

There were 4 rounds of qualifying using qual point format with your best 2 runs counting. I managed to top seeding. Heading into round 1 of qualifying I kept the same setup and managed to set TQ for the round and was the only driver to get 15 laps. Rounds 2 and 3 weren’t quite perfect. I made a few small mistakes and for a 3 for round two and a 2 for round three. For round 4 I made a few changes and managed to take another TQ to secure the overall TQ for the triple A-Main format.

A-Main 1 started out great. I quickly opened up a gap and pulled away from the field. With just about a minute left I had nearly an entire lap on the field. There was a computer error which caused the race director to stop the race. He made the call to re-run the race. For the re-run of A1 I repeated what I did in the first race and took the win. A2 went very similar as A1. I managed to pull away from the field and take the win and the overall victory for the weekend. I had a great time and look forward to going back next year.

Kyle Rhodes