After TQing and winning both rubber and foam classes at the ROAR Regionals a month before, the Team Losi Racing JRX-S Type R Racing Sedan driven by Losi Driver Dave Johnson came through to finish fourth at the 2009 Carpet Nationals.
After two rounds of qualifying Dave's sedan was in tenth place going into the triple A-Mains. Dave managed to improve the performance of his sedan during the A-Main races, where he finished in fourth place in each main. At the end of the event Dave took fourth place overall out of 54 drivers.
Dave equipped his JRX-S Type R with a 13.5T Xcelorin Sensored Brushless Motor and Electronic Speed Control and a Losi 7.4V 4400mAh 30C Hard Case LiPo battery.
Felix and his 8IGHT 2.0 buggy dominated at the warm-up. He finished in first place in the qualifying heat, crossing the finish line 19 seconds ahead of the driver in second place. Felix also finished in first place in the semi-final and final to take the overall win.
Felix tells us that his tremendous success was in part due to the Front and Center SmartDiffs that he had installed in his 8IGHT 2.0. He commented that both SmartDiffs functioned well, and made the buggy easy to drive.
Congratulation Felix. We are looking forward to hearing about your continued success at the upcoming Spanish Championship!
Round two of the Losi Winter Series was hosted by Revelation Raceway. Losi/GRP driver Adam Drake took the overall win in the 1/8 Expert Buggy A-Main. Adam was competing with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 buggy, a GRP Tuned engine, Nitrotane fuel and Losi 450-series tires.
Losi's Bill Jeric was also present at the event to support the team, as well as compete in the 1/8 Novice Buggy class. Bill was the Top Qualifier and overall winner of his class. Bill was competing with the 8IGHT 2.0 buggy, Nitrotane fuel and Losi 450-series tires.
Adam was also the Top Qualifier and overall winner of the 1/8 Expert Truggy A-Main, with Kyle Johnson finishing in second. Both Adam and Kyle were competing with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 2.0 truggy, Nitrotane fuel and Losi 480-series tires.
Click on the links below to see Adam's setups used during testing.
Going in to the final round, there was little surprise at who would take the overall win at the event. Losi/Spektrum driver John Timberlake took first place with his Losi Mini-T Pro, which was equipped with a Spektrum DX3.0 radio system. Losi driver Ricky Macgough took third place with his Losi Xcelorin brushless powered Losi Mini-T.
Congratulations to both drivers on a great race!