Losi drivers had outstanding results in the 1/8 Expert Truggy class. In the Expert Truggy A-Main Losi drivers finished in the top five positions with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller. Adam Drake was the Top Qualifier and also took first place in the A-main for the overall win. Second place went to Jim Pierce, third went to Kyle Johnson, fourth went to Kyle Hunter and fifth place went to Matt Schreffler.
Adam, Jim and Kyle Hunter equipped their truggies with GRP Tuned .28 truggy engines, and all five drivers chose to run Nitrotane 30% Race Fuel. Adam, Jim, Kyle Hunter and Matt were also running GRP truggy tires from Losi.
Losi had more A-Main contenders in the 1/8 Buggy Pro and 1/8 Truggy Pro classes of the 2009 Dirt Nitro Challenge than any other manufacturer. In the 1/8 truggy pro class six of the top fifteen drivers were competing with the 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy. In the 1/8 buggy pro class five of the top fifteen drivers were competing with the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy.
In the 1/8 truggy pro A-main Losi driver Adam Drake took third place overall. Adam was using a GRP engine and Nitrotane fuel in this 8IGHT-T 2.0.
Losi driver James Schlick competed at the 31st Annual Motorama Race. James competed in the 2WD Modified with his 1/10 XXX-CR Buggy, the 4WD Modified with his 1/10 XXX-4 G+ and 2 WD Modified Truck with his 1/10 XXX-T CR. Jason tells us that the indoor track was hard-packed clay with a top soil surface.
James equipped each of his vehicles with Xcelorin brushless motors and ESCs, as well as Losi's 7.4V 5000mAh 2-Cell LiPo battery. James also chose to equip both of his buggies with Losi X-3000 pink compound rear tires and Losi Taper Pin pink compound front tires. On his truck he chose to use Directional Rib pink compound front front tires and Taper Pin pink compound rear tires.
The race consisted of four rounds of qualifying and triple A mains. James was the Top Qualifier in both 2wd buggy and 4wd buggy. James went on to take first place in all three classes, winning A-Main one and three in 2WD buggy and A-Mains one and two in 4WD buggy and 2WD truck.
Congratulations to James for a great race!
The final results from Thursday's qualifying resulted in Mike Truhe in second place, Adam Drake in fourth place, Billy Fischer in ninth, Phillip Atondo in tenth, Martin Bayer in twelfth and Yannick Aigoin in thirteenth.
All six drivers were competing with Team Losi Racing's 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy. Mike, Adam and Martin each equipped their truggies with GRP engines. Congratulations to all six drivers for qualifying, and best of luck to the Losi team for their continued success.
The first round of the 2009 Buggy Party Thailand Championship took place at the Klang Racing Track in Rayong, Thailand, which is about 200 Km from Bangkok. After three rounds of qualifying Losi driver Witsarut Ruamlarp took the Top Qualifing position in the Truggy Class with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 2.0. While qualifying, Witsarut set an event record for the fastest lap.
In the A-Main final, Wisarut and his 8IGHT-T 2.0 put on a show, maintaining a strong lead ahead of the other racers throughout the 20-minute main. Despite the precise timing jumps and rough track surface, the 8IGHT-T 2.0 has proved to be the top performer with its fast and constant lap times.
Congratulations to Witsarut and his mechanic father, Surachai, for their combined efforts of TQ and Win for Team Losi Racing Thailand!
After four rounds of qualifying Losi drivers took all three TQ positions in the Modified categories. Dustin Evan was the Top Qualifier in the Modified 2WD and Modified 4WD classes. Matt Chambers was the Top Qualifier in the Modified Truck class. Both Matt and Dustin equipped their Team Losi Racing Vehicles with Xcelorin Brushless Systems during the qualifying rounds, as well as during the A-Main races.
In the 2WD Modified A-Main Dustin Evans (TQ) won the A1 and A3 race to take the overall win, with Matt Chambers finishing in second place. In the Modified 4WD class Dustin Evans (TQ) took second place and Matt Chambers finished in fifth place. In the Modified Truck class Matt Chambers (TQ) won both A1 and A3 for the first place win and Dustin Evan finished-up in third place.
Congratulations to Matt and Dustin for their combined efforts of 3 TQs and 2 wins for Team Losi Racing!