2021 Tekin RC Gold Cup
Over the weekend of Sept 11th-12th, 80 entries from all over Northern California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington converged on the Silver Dollar RC Raceway Raceway, located in Chico, CA to battle in 7 different divisions at this years 2021 Tekin RC Gold Cup.
AMain Hobbies Kevin Jelich (KJ), Brian Crum and AMain track crew were proud to bring you, the oval racer, the 2021 Tekin RC Gold Cup— a premier oval race like no other. A new two line banked oval was installed prior to the race which allowed for the best side by side two line racing possible. Brian Crum provided informative race announcing while the AMain Hobbies crew blew and watered the track after every race. The September weather was nice with daytime highs in the high 80’s to mid 90’s over the duration of the event.
What really makes the race special is the dates for the RC Gold Cup were chosen to coincide with the World Of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series Sprint Cars Gold Cup Race of Champions held at the same Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Participants were able to get their RC oval fix in during the day and got to hang out with their friends in the evenings while they watched the world’s best sprint car racers race on the real Silver Dollar Raceway.
After one packed day of practice, 2 days of qualifying, 1/2 day of mains , 12 seeding heats, 48 qualifying heats, 12 main events, 80 entries, 2 days of action on the track and 17000 laps the 2021 edition of the Tekin RC Gold Cup is now in the books, and what a weekend of racing it was. Racers started to show up as early as 4pm on Friday afternoon to get their first laps on the two line banked oval. The oval had two distinct race lines, was fast, fun, racy and consisted of two slightly different banks from each side of the track. The oval was a hit with all the racers. The oval combined with watering and blowing every run would produce some of the best racing action we’ve seen Silver Dollar RC Raceway.
Saturday would consist of a full day of qualifying with 1 seeding round and 2 qualifying rounds from 9 am to 5pm with a morning practice session allowing racers to get the track grooved in and setups dialed in for qualifying. Drivers would spend the day hard at work figuring out the best lines and setups in hopes of making one of Sundays A finals. The track was super fast and racey seeing lap times in the Mid 4.5 to low 5 second lap times. The day would wrap up at 5pm with time for the racers to work on their cars and then go watch the World Of Outlaw races at night.
Sunday morning came early with doors opening at 8am. Race director Brian Crum at 9:30am would kick off another 2 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 four over the past two days to seed them into their main events on day 2 . Qualifying would go on all day till two rounds where complete and this would start the main events.
Main events started early mid Sunday afternoon and now the amazing race announcing of Brian Crum would really be heard. 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 great passes would go down keeping the spectators and racersentertained all day. Mains would finish up late afternoon and the awards presentation would take place with photos of top threes and TQs in typical Amain Hobbies fashion.
Needless to say the race was such a success that racers are already planning on coming year for the third annual race maybe at the new covered oval track facility having an onsite Hobby store and warehouse full of parts. Thanks to everyone who attended and made this such a fun race and good time to get together the competitive Oval racing community. See you all next year
Your every main event PDF File can be downloaded here: 2021 Tekin RC Gold Cup Main results
Your final overall standings can be downloaded here: 2021 Tekin RC Gold Cup FinalStandings
The link to your race results and videos can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_event&id=358486
Photos , results and Videos
13.5 Sprint :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187795
1st: Wade Adams (TQ)
2nd: Dick Reece
3rd: Tom Fielding
2wd Buggy Late Model :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187789
1st: Raymond Benkowski (TQ)
2nd: John Potter
3rd: Ron Bolles
Master Outlaw Sprint +45 :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187787
1st: Todd Pearson (TQ)
2nd: Monty Whitesell
3rd: Dave Sareerum
Midwest Mod/ Buggy Mod :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187794
1st: Ron Bolles (TQ)
2nd: Eric Beekman
3rd: Adam Bartl
Outlaw Sprint :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187792
1st: Raymond Benkowski (TQ)
2nd: Brian Cline
3rd: Todd Pearson
SC Modified :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187786
1st: Monty Whitesell (TQ)
2nd: Lane Winslett
3rd: Jordan Meyer
Spec Slash :
Main event results and video can be found here: https://amainsdrc.liverc.com/results/?p=view_race_result&id=3187791
1st: Mike Sareeram (TQ)
2nd: John Potter
3rd: Mike Daly