2009 Silver State Nitro Challenge

The Silver State Nitro Challenge took place April 1-4 at Silver State RC in Boulder City, NV. The event consisted of invitational and open classes for 1/8 buggy and 1/8 truggy.

In the Invitational Buggy A-Main Losi driver Billy Fischer finished in second place; only 1.5 seconds behind the driver in first place. Adam Drake finished in third and Mike Truhe finished in fourth place. All three Losi drivers were using the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Race Roller. In the Invitational Truggy A-Main Adam drove his 8IGHT-T 2.0 Race Roller to a first place victory, with Mike rounding out the podium in third place.

Losi swept the podium in both the Open Buggy and Open Truggy classes. In the Open Buggy class Losi drivers Jacques Ballow, Chris Wheeler and Ricky Gainer raced for a 1-2-3 finish with their 8IGHT 2.0 buggies. In the Open Truggy class Losi drivers Randy Nolen, Kyle Hunter and Mikey Bustamante also had a 1-2-3 finish, making for an all Losi and 8IGHT-T 2.0 podium.

This year's event also included an 1/8 Electric Buggy class. Losi/Xcelorin drivers Billy Fischer and Mike Truhe both competed with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-E 2.0 Race Roller, and finished first and second respectively. Both drivers equipped thier buggies with Xcelorin Brushless Systems.

All Losi drivers at this event were using center SmartDiffs in their buggies and truggies. Losi's center and front SmartDiffs can be used in any 8IGHT buggy or truggy (Original and 2.0 versions) to increase the vehicle’s off-power steering and on-power acceleration. Visit Losi.com for more information on how SmartDiffs will benefit your vehicle's setup.

Click below for the winning Losi drivers vehicle setups at the 2009 Silver State Nitro Challenge:
8IGHT-E 2.0 Buggy Race Roller Setups