Phend and Kothman Dominate the 30th Annual CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships

This year marked the 30th running of the CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships where racers from all over the mid west and east coast come to battle it out in Columbus, Ohio at one of the premier Midwest Tracks, CRCRC. This year was no different with entries peaking at 350.

Team Losi Racing was in full attendance with Dakotah Phend, or better known as "The Phenom" dominated not only qualifying but also won the overall in  2WD Modified, 4WD Modified and 2WD SCT Modified. In 2wd Dakotah Phend smoked the competition with his Orion powered Team Losi Racing 22 3.0 equipped with lay-down conversion and AKA tires. In 4wd he drove a come from behind win with his Team Losi Racing 22-4 2.0 to take the overall and in 2wd SCT he used the brand new Team Losi Racing 22 SCT 3.0. A Young Aaron Kothman also showed his talents this weekend by taking the TQ and Win in the 4WD SCT class with his Team Losi Racing SCTE 3.0. Rounding out the TLR sweep in the 4WD SCT class was Spencer Heckert in 2nd and Tater Sontag in 3rd.


Van Helmond Does It Again!

Wesley Van Helmond has done it again! After taking the Dutch National Championship in the hotly contested 1/10 2wd Modified Buggy class with his 22 3.0, Van Helmond has taken another National championship…this time in the 1/8 Nitro buggy class. Going into the final, Van Helmond needed a fifth place finish or better to secure the title. To make sure there were no doubts of who the champion should be, Van Helmond drove his 8IGHT 4.0 to a convincing win making it five races and five wins!


Dutch Dominance! 

TLR’s worldwide winning way continues to roll on! This time around its TLR team driver Wesley Van Helmond driving his 22 3.0 to the Dutch National Championship. Van Helmond had the title wrapped up before the A main started, but he wanted to prove he was the undeniable champion so he went out and crushed the competition.


TLR Takes Austrian Champs!

Sometimes it sounds like a broken record, but when TLR products turn in dominating performances worldwide, we just have to brag about them. This time around, it’s our Austrian TLR team drivers making the statement in dominating fashion by taking three Austrian National Championships! Congrats guys!

2016 Champion 40 +: Wolfgang Heusel / TLR 8IGHT 4.0
2016 Champion Youth: Marc De Zwart / TLR 8IGHT 4.0
2016 Vice Champion Youth: Philip De Zwart / TLR 8IGHT 4.0

French Nats Sweep!

TLR is no stranger to race wins and titles around the world, but it is even more impressive when TLR can sweep the podium! This past weekend concluded the French National Championship Series as the 8IGHT 4.0 proved its performance once again. Taking the overall Championship was the amazingly smooth Renaud Savoya. Taking the next spot on the overall podium was Jean Pierrick Sartel and taking the last spot on the podium and completing the clean sweep was Jerome Sartel. Hmm…with the IFMAR Worlds coming up soon in Las Vegas, the TLR boys are looking like they are ready to take the title!


TLR Domination!

This past weekend TLR team drivers dominated the Scotty Ernst Off-Road Showdown held at Sparks Park RC in Columbus, Ohio. During qualifying, TLR took five overall TQ’s…JP Richards – 2WD Mod Buggy, Galen McCreary – 4WD Mod Buggy, Brian Lutz – 2WD Stock Buggy & 13.5 4WD Buggy and Caleb Jennings – Mod 2WD Short Course Truck.

The domination didn’t end there as much of the same went down in the A Mains with Richards taking the win in 2WD Mod Buggy, McCreary taking the win in 4WD Mod Buggy, Lutz taking the win in 2WD Stock Buggy & 13.5 4WD Buggy and Jennings taking the win in Mod 2WD Short Course Truck.


Winning Outback!

This past weekend the 2016 JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals were held at Amain Hobbies Outback Raceway in Chico, California. TLR team driver Derek Stephansen drove his 22 SCT 2.0 to the overall TQ in the Mod Short Course class. Come main time, Stephansen took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back taking a convincing win.