The final round of the Midwest RC Pro Series Division took place July 26-27 at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, IL. Losi drivers Josh Stough and Derek Weatherholt competed in the 1/8 Expert Buggy class with their Losi 8IGHT Buggies.
During qualifying, Josh TQ'd the first two rounds and his opponent TQ'd rounds three and four. This resulted in a rocket round where Josh missed TQing by 2 seconds. However, Josh came back to take first place in the 45 minute A-Main race, with Derek finishing in second place. Josh's finish allowed him to gain enough points to take the buggy division win.
Both drivers also competed in the 1/8 Expert Truck class with their Losi 8IGHT-T Truggies. Josh finished in second place during the A-Main race and took second overall in the division.
Despite the challenging track conditions, Lars had a successful run in both the 1/8 Pro Buggy and 1/8 Pro Truggy classes. Lars competed in the Pro Buggy class with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy, where he finished second in the qualifying round and took first place in the A-Main. In the Pro Truggy class, Lars raced his Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy for the title of Top Qualifier and continued on for a first place win in the A-Main.
In the 1/8 Pro Buggy class, Losi/GRP/Nitrotane drivers Clint Watcher, Mike Truhe and Adam Drake completed the qualifying round with a 1-2-3 finish respectively. In the Pro A-main event Drake finished in first, Truhe finished in second and Watcher (TQ) finished in fourth. All three drivers were competing with the Losi 8IGHT Buggy and Losi XBT Red Compound Tires during qualifying, but in the final the choice of tires was Losi Eclipse, Red Compound Tires.
In the 1/8 Expert Buggy class Losi driver Mike Friery raced for the title of Top Qualifier using Losi Eclipse Tires on his 8IGHT Buggy. Losi/Nitrotane driver Kyle Johnson took the first place win in the Expert A-Main, while using Losi XBT tires on his 8IGHT.
STLR drivers competed in the 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy classes. In the A-main of the 1/8 Buggy class, STLR drivers David Henry and Peter Head (TQ) took first and second place respectively. Losi drive Ben Wheeler finished in third place to complete the 1-2-3 Losi finish. In the 1/8 Truggy A-Main, STLR drivers David Henry finished in first, George Stiliadis (TQ) finished in second and Peter Head finished in third place.