In the Intermediate Buggy class, Cody Rothe put his 8IGHT 2.0 on top and took the TQ spot. This makes it a perfect 4/4 for Cody in qualifying for the series.
In the Expert Truggy class, Billy Fischer was able to capture the TQ spot with his 8IGHT-T while fellow Losi driver Casey Peck qualified 5th on the grid.
After two rounds of qualifying in the Expert Buggy class, Billy Fischer was able to put his 8IGHT 2.0 on top with fellow Losi drivers Mike Friery, Chris Wheeler, and Charles Hicks qualifying 4th, 6th, and 8th respectively. Privateer driver Dave Burt qualified 3rd with his 8IGHT 2.0 as well.
In the Intermediate Buggy A-main, Cody Rothe ran away with the win finishing over a lap ahead of 2nd place. After four rounds, Cody earned himself four TQ's and three wins! It will definitely be hard for the competition to catch him in the over-all point standings.
Billy Fischer captured the victory in the Expert Truggy A-main with fellow Losi driver Casey Peck finishing 4th place.
In the Expert Buggy A-main event Billy Fischer was able to bring home the victory with Losi teammate Mike Friery finishing up in 2nd. Losi 8IGHT 2.0 buggies were used to finish 1-2-4-5-6 in the ten car main event!
Casey also competed in the Expert Truck class. He was again the Top Qualifier and took first place in the final race. Casey was driving his 8IGHT-T Race Roller fueled with Nitrotane and equipped with Losi tires.
In the Intermediate Truck class Brian Armenta took first place with his 8IGHT-T equipped with a GRP engine, and Vareck Wright finished in third with his 8IGHT-T fueled by Nitrotane.
Losi TQ'd and took first place in the 1/8 Buggy A-Main with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller equipped with a GRP buggy engine. Losi also TQ'd and took first place in the 1/8 Truggy A-Main with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T Race Roller equipped with a GRP truggy engine.
Congratulations to the Losi drivers in Thailand!
Mike Truhe was the Top Qualifier in the 1/8 Pro Buggy Class. Mike went on to take first place in the final race with his 8IGHT 2.0. Adam Drake took first place in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class with his 8IGHT-E equipped with a 1/8-scale Xcelorin Brushless Motor and ESC. In the Intermediate Buggy class Eddie Laret TQ’d and took first place in the final with his 8IGHT 2.0. In the Intermediate Truck class Robert Wickam took first place in the final with his 8IGHT-T. Congratulations to all Losi drivers on a great race!
|1/8th Pro Buggy||Chassis||Engine||Fuel||Tires|
|1st Mike Truhe (TQ)||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|4th Adam Drake||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|5th Matt Castellano||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|7th Colby Poh||8IGHT 2.0||Nitrotane||Losi|
|8th Phillip Atondo||8IGHT 2.0||Nitrotane||Losi|
|11th Todd Hodge||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|12th Clint Wacther||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|1/8th Electric Buggy||Chassis||Motor||Battery||Tires|
|1st Adam Drake||8IGHT-E||Xcelorin||Losi LiPo||Losi|
|3rd Todd Hodge||8IGHT-E||Xcelorin||Losi LiPo||Losi|
|4th Kevin Gahan (TQ)||8IGHT-E||Xcelorin||Losi LiPo||Losi|
|1/8th Int. Buggy||Chassis||Engine||Fuel||Tires|
|1st Eddie Laret (TQ)||8IGHT 2.0||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
|1/8th Int. Truck||Chassis||Engine||Fuel||Tires|
|1st Robert Wickham||8IGHT-T||GRP||Nitrotane||Losi|
Several manufacturers participated in the electric class during practice and witnessed the Losi/Xcelorin Brushless systems display dominant power and jumping ability, even the nitro drivers were envious. However, only a few stayed to participate in the actual event.
During practice, it was clear that the Losi 8IGHT-E/Xcelorin was the combination to beat. After the first round of qualifying Keven Gahan took TQ with Adam Drake in 2nd and Todd Hodge in 5th. In the second round of qualifying Kevin once again TQ’d with Adam in 2nd and Todd in 3rd for a Losi 8IGHT-E/Xcelorin sweep of the top 3 spots. After the 5 minute qualifications Keven had secured TQ with both of his runs being 10 laps in 5:18 which compared favorably with the 1/8 Nitro Buggy TQ of Mike Truhe with 10 laps in 5:09.06. Kevin was 6 seconds clear of the second qualifier Adam, with Todd Hodge in 4th (and just thousandths of a second behind the driver in 3rd). With the Losi 8IGHT-E/Xcelorin combination now clearly recognized as the hot setup, everyone prepared for the A-Main.
This was the first ever 1/8-scale Electric Main at a major race and was exciting for the entire 10 minutes. At the start it seemed no one wanted to win with Todd taking the lead and Kevin following closely with Barry Baker (Hot Bodies/Novak), Adam, Josh Alton (Hot Bodies/Novak), Charlie Albreck (Mugen/Novak), and Charlie Suangka (Asscoiated/Novak) following. Unfortunately, Charlie Suangka dropped out before the completion of the first lap. At the five minute mark Adam decided to take command and proceeded to power away from the field, easily winning by over a half lap. Second place was hotly contested as Barry Baker drove a solid race escaping the numerous hard charges from both Todd and Kevin. Todd and Kevin made several attempts to overcome Barry, but as luck would have it their attempts to pass were prevented. In the end, the top four drivers put on a great show and all finished over a lap ahead of the competition.
Adam Drake, Todd Hodge and Kevin Gahan all were racing with Losi’s 8IGHT-E Buggy powered by Xcelorin 1700Kv Brushless Motors using a 15T Pinion gear, 44T Spur Gear and Losi's 4S Hard Case LiPo Battery.
Best Heat Lap/Time for 1/8 ELECTRIC
KEVIN GAHAN with 10/5:18.48
1/8 ELECTRIC - A Main
Pos / Car / Laps / Time / Name
1 / 6 / 18 / 10:05.31 / ADAM DRAKE
2 / 2 / 18 / 10:14.72 / BARRY BAKER
3 / 4 / 18 / 10:16.94 / TODD HODGE
4 / 5 / 18 / 10:22.38 / KEVIN GAHAN
5 / 9 / 17 / 10:19.10 / CHARLIE ALBRECK
6 / 1 / 17 / 10:23.16 / JOSH ALTON
7 / 10 / 16 / 10:00.78 / TEKNO RC
8 / 3 / 16 / 10:06.26 / ZAC BURNSIDE
9 / 8 / 15 / 10:03.47 / RYAAN HUGHES
10 / 13 / 14 / 10:04.71 / Joel Hughes
11 / 12 / 3 / 2:07.18 / JESSE R
Matt competed in the 2WD Modified Buggy class, Modified Truck class and 4WD Modified Buggy class. Matt took second place in the 2WD Modified A-Main using an Xcelorin Brushless System, which he comments “had an amazing amount of rip/power.” In the Modified Truck A-Main Matt took first place, and in the 4WD Modified A-Main he finished in fourth place.
In the Expert Buggy A-Main, Adam took the first place win by one lap and Jim finished in third place. In the Amateur Buggy class Chad was the top qualifier, and in the A-Main race Chad finished in first with Robert finishing closely behind in second place.
Several Losi drivers had a successful weekend of racing at Round 2 of the Arizona Championship Series.
During qualifying Billy Fischer TQ'd the Expert Buggy class with his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy and the Expert Truggy class with his 8IGHT-T Truggy. Cody Rothe TQ'd the Intermediate Buggy class with his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy.
In the mains Billy Fischer and his 8IGHT 2.0 equipped with Losi's Eclipse tires secured the first place spot on the expert buggy podium with fellow Losi driver Chris Wheeler taking third place. In the intermediate buggy class Cody Rothe finished in first place with his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy, two laps ahead of the second place driver. In the expert truck class Casey Peck finished 3rd with his 8IGHT-T Truggy fueled with Nitrotane. In the intermediate truck class Vareck Wright took a first place finish with his 8IGHT-T Truggy.
In the Truck Modified class Dustin earned the title of Top Qualifier, and in the A-main race Matt Chambers finished in first place, Dustin finished in second place and Matt Lee finished in third place. In the 2WD Modified class final, Dustin finished in first place and Matt Chambers finished in second place. In the 4WD Modified class, Matt Lee took second place in the final and Matt Chambers finished in third.
Congratulations to all Losi drivers on a great race!
Chris finished in first place in the 1/8-scale Nitro Buggy A-Main with his Losi 8IGHT equipped with a GRP engine and Nitrotane fuel. Chris also took first place in the Buggy Wedge A-Main, using his Losi XXX-CR Buggy. In the 4WD Sedan Late Model A-Main Chris took second place with his Losi JRXS equipped with a Losi LiPo Battery.
Kyle competed in the 1/8 Open Truck class with his Losi 8IGHT-T and the 1/8 Open Buggy class with his Losi 8IGHT 2.0. Kyle fueled both his vehicles with Nitrotane and equipped each with GRP tires. Kyle was the Top Qualifier in both the 1/8 Open Buggy and 1/8 Open Truck classes, and also took first place in both A-Main races.
The overall results for the series' championship included Adam taking first place overall in 1/8 Pro Buggy and Mike taking second place overall. Kyle took first place overall in both 1/8 Open Buggy and 1/8 Open Truck. Congratulations to all drivers on a great series!
The new Joplin RC Speedway in Joplin, MO was the host the Fall RC Oval Shootout. Losi/Spektrum driver Doug Gaut set the TQ time in qualifying and went on to take the A-main using his Team Losi Racing L8IGHT Model Race Roller and DLM Late Model Body. Doug led a Losi sweep of the podium spots with Chad Butler finishing second and Jeff Harper in third. This was Doug's second major win in a month after dominating the "King of the Wings" race held in Rochester, IL in early October.
Hardcore RC of Flamborough, Ontario, Canada hosted a Truggy Endurance Race. STLR team members Dave McLean, George Stiliadis, Gareth Houben and Abiye Burku participated in the race with their Losi 8IGHT-T Truggies. The four hour race resulted in the STLR team of Losi drivers placing third in the event.
Round #7 of the JBRL Nitro Series was hosted by Revelation Raceway in Ontario, CA. In the 1/8 Pro Buggy class, Losi/GRP/Nitrotane drivers Mike Truhe and Adam Drake took first and third place respectively. Both drivers were competing with Losi's 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller, GRP Engines and Nitrotane 30% Race Fuel. Mike equipped his buggy with Losi King Pin Red compound tires and Adam was using Losi XBT Red compound tires.
In the 1/8 Intermediate Buggy class Losi/Nitrotane driver Kyle Johnson took first place in the A-Main with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy equipped with Losi King Pin Red compound tires. In the 1/8 Intermediate Truggy class Kyle Johnson was the Top Qualifier and also went on to take first place in the final with his Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy Race Roller equipped with Losi XTT Blue compound tires.
The 3rd Annual Novarossi GP supported by Horizon Hobby UK has become one of the largest events in the UK. This year the inclement weather created some challenges for the drivers. A weather-battered dirt track resulted in a cancellation of the final event for the Truggy class, which meant the overall results were based upon qualifying times. This resulted in Losi/Nitrotane/Spektrum driver Ed Kerry taking first place in the Truggy class using his Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy, Nitrotane Fuel and a Spektrum Radio System. The Buggy class races were conducted on an Astro Turf track with finals reduced to 10 minutes and the club constantly pumping the water off the track to keep things running. In the main final Darren Bloomfield using the new Losi 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller, Nitrotane Fuel and Spektrum Radio System took the lead and never looked back. Losi driver Richard Taylor had a hard fight to keep second place, while Losi driver Victor Wilk took the final podium spot in third. This top three resulted in a clean sweep for Losi, Nitrotane Fuel and Horizon Hobby.
In the 1/8 Pro Truck class, Adam Drake was the Top Qualifier in each round of qualifying and also set the fastest time in qualifying by 15 seconds. Adam took first place in the Pro Truck A-Main with his Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy equipped with Losi XTT Blue compound tires
In the 1/8 Intermediate Buggy class Losi/Nitrotane driver Kyle Johnson was the top qualifier and Losi/GRP driver Robert Wickham took first place in the A-Main. Both drivers were competing with the Losi 8IGHT Buggy. In the 1/8 Intermediate Truck class Kyle Johnson was the Top Qualifier and also went on to take first place in the final with his Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy
Martin Bayer used the new Losi 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller, GRP engines and Losi GRP tires to earn himself a first place win at the ROC Worlds in Germany. At the start of the main final Martin was given a 10 second penalty for a jump start, but this did not slow the Losi driver down. Before the end of the first fuel stop Martin already had the lead and was on his way to a comfortable win. Four other Losi drivers supported by Robotronics also competed in the final main, making for an excellent team and race win.
In the Truggy class Joern Neumann using a Losi 8IGHT-T for the Robotronics team, set the fastest time of the weekend and achieved the overall final win. Making very few changes to the race roller, Joern simply ran the 8IGHT-T as it comes from the factory.
Losi/GRP/Nitrotane driver Mike Truhe used his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller to TQ and take second place overall at the 2008 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy Worlds. The week-long event was hosted by The Farm II Raceway in Charlotte, NC from September 15-21. Truhe was the top qualifier in rounds three, four and five, making him the Top Qualifier for the event. In the hour-long A-Main final on Sunday, Truhe finished 1.6 seconds behind the first place driver.
Congratulations to Mike as well as the entire Losi team for their outstanding performance all week.
The STLR team did not disappoint, wining both the Buggy and Truggy Championship. Peter Head came into the final with his game face on and drove excellent to secure STLR number one in both classes with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy and Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy. Abiye Birku who ran away with the win in the Buggy race improved his standings to move up to second overall in the series. 2008 will go down with STLR (Sprucewood Team Losi Racing) on top in Canada and the whole Great Lakes area.
Anthony Mazzara competed in the East Coast Race Against Cancer hosted by McCulloughs Raceway in Pittsburg, PA. Anthony competed in the 1/10 Gas Truck, 1/8 Expert Truggy, and 1/8 Expert Buggy classes. He was the Top Qualifier in all three classes, and also took first place in each of the A-Main races.
Anthony was running his Team Losi Racing 1/10 XXX-NT Truck, 1/8 8IGHT-T Truggy and 1/8 8IGHT Buggy with the winning combination of GRP Engines and Nitrotane Fuel. He used Pink compound Taper Pin Tires during the Gas Truck and 1/8 Expert Buggy races and XTT Truck tires during the 1/8 Expert Buggy race.
Losi congratulates Anthony for his generosity, as well as his outstanding performance at the race.
Glenwood RC in Springville, New York hosted the GLORCS 2008 Race from September 6-8. Drivers from the Sprucewood Team Losi Racing (STLR) competed in the 1/8 Buggy class. David Henry and Peter Head took first and third places respectively in the A-Main event. Both drivers were running the Losi 8IGHT Buggy; in fact 10 of the 14 drivers in the A-Main were running the Losi 8IGHT.
Round Six of the Southern California Saturday Series was held at Thunder Alley Raceway on Saturday September 6, 2008. With many drivers preparing for the 1/8 Off-Road Worlds in North Carolina next week, this round had one of the biggest turnouts of the series.
The 1/8 Open Buggy class was a great battle between Losi drivers Don Vinklemulder and Kyle Johnson. At the end of the race Don finished in first place to take the win, with Kyle finishing in second place. Both drivers were running their 8IGHT Buggies Losi equipped with Losi King Pin Tires and powered by Nitrotane Fuel.
In the 1/8 Pro Truck class Adam Drake (TQ) started first on the grid and never looked back; finishing more than one lap clear of second place. Adam took the first place win with his Losi 8IGHT-T equipped with Losi tires, a GRP .28 Truggy Engine and Nitrotane 30% Fuel.In the 1/8th Pro Buggy class Matt Castellano set the early TQ in round one, but Adam Drake was able to improve the time in round two and start from the pole position. Adam and Matt both finished one lap clear of third. Both Matt and Adam were running their Losi 8IGHT Buggies equipped with Losi King Pin Tires, GRP .21 Buggy Engines and Nitrotane 30% Fuel.Adam Drake was the overall 2008 Series Champion in the 1/8 Pro Buggy and 1/8 Pro Truck classes, and Matt Castellano took second place overall in the 1/8 Pro Buggy class. Congratulations to Adam, Matt and all Losi Drivers for a great 2008 Series.
The annual Tumbleweed Classic was hosted by Albuquerque Radio Control Off-Road Raceway (ARCOR) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Losi/Xcelorin drivers Matt Chambers and Dustin Evans competed in the Modified 2WD, 4WD and Truck classes. After four rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Dustin was the Top Qualifier in the Modified 2WD class and Matt was the Top Qualifier in the Modified 4WD class as well as the Modified Truck class. Sunday's A-Main racing was successful for both drivers. In the Modified 2WD A-Main Matt finished in first place with his Losi 1/10 XXX-CR Buggy and Dustin finished in sixth. In the Modified 4WD A-Main Dustin finished in first place with his Losi 1/10 XXX-4 G+ Buggy and Matt took second place. Dustin also took first place in the Modified Truck A-Main using his Losi 1/10 XXX-CRT Racing Truck, and Matt finished in second place. Both drivers were using Losi 5000mAh 20C LiPo battery packs and 1/10 Xcelorin Sensored Brushless Systems in their vehicles. Congratulations to Matt and Dustin on their outstanding achievements.
Pat Schreffler (TQ) took first place in the 1/8 Beginner Truck A-Main, Kyle Johnson (TQ) took first place in the 1/8 Amateur Truggy A-Main and Kyle Hunter (TQ) took first place in the 1/8 Expert Truck A- Main. All three drivers competed with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T Truggy,fueled with Nitrotane 30% Race Fuel.Allen Clark completed the 1/8 Beginner Buggy A-Main in first place and Darren Rogers (TQ) took first place in the 1/8 Amateur Buggy A-Main. Both drivers were using Team Losi Racings 8IGHT Buggy, and fueled their vehicles with Nitrotane 30% Race Fuel. Congratulations to all Losi drivers for a great race.