TLR at the 2011 Spektrum Off-Road Championships

Multiple members of the team made the trip to Trackside Hobbies and Raceway in Milwaukee, WI for the 2012 Spektrum Off-Road Championships where many of the Losi drivers walked away with some impressive hardware. Dustin Evans took top honors winning the 2WD Mod Truck with the 22T Truck Kit and in the 4WD Buggy Class with the XXX-4 G+ Buggy Kit. In 2WD Mod Buggy Dustin piloted the 22 Buggy Kit to a second place finish in a very competitive field of drivers.

One of the most impressive stats from the weekend is the final results from the 2WD Modified Truck class. Six of the top seven drivers in this class were driving Team Losi Racing 22T Trucks.

Dakota Phend had another grand performance by taking the TQ spot in 4WD Short Course with the TEN-SCT outfitted with the Team Losi Racing TEN-SCT Tuning Kit.

Congratulations to all the drivers and a BIG thank you to Scotty and everyone at Trackside!


TLR Performs at South African National Event

From the South African National event in Margate, Kwazulu Natal:

The race was very exciting as the T.Q. in Buggy, Dean Steenmans was leading and picked up a problem. He was eight laps behind and slowly, but surely catching up. Scott Mcclure raced well under pressure and just managed to take honors with 0.15 of a second difference with Dean finishing in second and Charles Hollander closely in third.
In 1/8 Truggy Jason raced like a champ. He took the lead and never looked back.

Team Losi Racing results:
Top Qualifier:
1/8 Buggy:
Dean Steenmans

1/8 Truggy:
Jason Raath

Mains Results:
1/8 Buggy
Scott McClure
Dean Steenmans

1/8 Truggy:
1 Jason Raath
4 Wesley Woolven
5 Jonathan Ment

TLR Sweeps Modelcar-Novamodel Challenge Series

Team Losi Racing swept the final round of the Modelcar-Novamodel Challenge Series. The final round was held at the new track of Vilela (Paredes), in north Portugal. TLR driver Ricardo Monteiro already locked up the series championship at the last round taking some pressure off him for the final meeting. Ricardo Monteiro put his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU in the number one starting grid position for the 45min A-main after winning his semi-final. On lap three Ricardo experienced some problems early on giving the lead to his TLR teammate Joao Lopes, the young tiger, to take the win at the final round of the championship with his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU buggy. TLR driver, Nuno Rebelo, was second and Carlos Cardoso took the third spot for a TLR podium sweep with their TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU buggies. TLR placed a total of seven vehicles in the expert 1/8th buggy main proving the continuing dominance of the TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU throughout Europe.

Aigoin Takes French National Championship with 8IGHT 2.0 EU

Team Losi Racing's dominance in Europe continued this past weekend with TLR and Horizon Hobby driver Yannick Aigoin taking his 7th French National Championship. Yannick’s back-to-back 1/8th buggy title is all after Darren Bloomfield had won the 2011 BRCA 1/8 Buggy National Championship a few weeks prior and Ricardo Rabbitti wining the 2011 Italian National Championships all with the TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU. The French National Championship came down to the final round to decide the champion where Yannick secured his impressive 7th title with his nVision powered TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU.

Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby's Rabbitti Takes 3rd Italian National Championship

TLR and Horizon Hobby team driver Riccardo Rabitti wins his 3rd Italian National championship at the final round at Marigliano in Naples. Going into the final round there were five drivers in contention for the coveted Italian title. Riccardo started in the middle of the field for the 45min A-main. The Marigliano track was quite rigorous with many bumps and dusty condition. Riccardo stayed patient and drove an excellent final wining the last round and winning the Italian National Championship with his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 EU buggy.

Phend TQs and Wins With TLR 22 and 22T

Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby team driver Dakotah Phend headed out to the Proving Grounds in Jenison, Michigan for the ROAR Region 5 Off-road Championships. There was a great turnout of 200 entries that attended the ROAR Region 5 event coming from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Dakotah Phend competed in 2wd Modified Buggy with the TLR 22 and Modified Truck with the TLR 22T. In 2wd Modified Buggy, Dakotah TQ'd and Won with his Orion powered TLR 22 Buggy. In Modified Truck, Dakotah Phend took TQ honors once again and went on to win the A-Main event with his Orion powered TLR 22T using Losi Pink Taper and BK Bar tires. During the event race organizers held a raffle that raised $1300 for Down Syndrome research.

Team Losi Racing Sweeps South Germany

The Baden-Württemberg Cup 2011 was dominated by Team Losi Racing in both the buggy and truggy classes. Consisting of five rounds with two through-outs, TLR/HorizonHobby Team Driver Ralf Dennenmoser took the overall win in the truggy category whilst TLR/HorizonHobby Team Driver Hannes Käufler dominated the buggy class. Ralf Dennenmoser clinched second place with his TLR 8ight 2.0 EU Buggy. Three wins for Hannes were enough to secure him the top spot after only four rounds. Ralf won the remaining two races, so together they won each round of the BaWü Cup 2011. Ralf was the man to beat in truggy: four wins meant he even had a win as a throug-away result!
To top things off, TLR drivers Pascal Sass took third overall in buggy and Andreas Ruepp second in truggy.

Overall Buggy
1. Hannes Käufler - TLR / Spektrum / nVision / Byron Fuels / Fastlane Graphix
2. Ralf Dennenmoser - TLR / Spektrum / Savöx / Novarossi / Byron Fuels
3. Pascal Sass - TLR / nVision

Overall Truggy
1. Ralf Dennenmoser - TLR / Spektrum / Savöx / Novarossi / Byron Fuels
2. Andreas Ruepp - TLR / Spektrum
3. Harald John

Hannes and Ralf would like to thank their sponsors.

Root Wins at Charity Event for Susan G. Komen Foundation

Team Losi Racing and Losi's Frank Root attended the Inaugural Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this past Saturday at SDRC Raceway. The track had great grip, and a fun, technical layout. The entry count was very strong at 123 and a great day of racing was had by all. In addition to the racing, there was a fantastic raffle, activities for kids, and a bake sale for additional donations. 100% of the race entries went directly to the Susan G. Komen foundation, an amazing total of $7,200!!

2wd Modified Buggy – Frank had a great day with his TLR 22. He was able to win each round of qualifying to taking the overall TQ, lowering the quick lap on the layout by several tenths. With a clean start in the main event, Frank would put in a very fast and clean run and would eventually lap the field to claim a dominating win.
Pro-2 (Modified SC) - Frank's Losi XXX-SCT equipped with the TLR Tuned Kit and JConcepts Gold Bar Codes was on point again in qualifying. Frank would run the fastest time in each of the three rounds of qualifying, taking the TQ! The single 5-minute main started with a brief challenge from 2nd place, but Frank would soon pull away leaving the rest of the field to battle for 2nd place. Just like buggy, Frank would eventually lap the field and cruise home to a dominating win!
Frank won using the following equipment:
TLR 22 Kit (TLR0022)
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0106)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
Xcelorin 3800mAh 60C 2S LiPo (LOSB9880)
Xcelorin 6000mAh 60C 2S LiPo (LOSB9877)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)
Orion R10 Pro Race ESC (ORI65102)
Orion Vortex Pro Race Motors (ORI28206, ORI28207)

Mazzara Winds at 1st Annual New York City Off-road Championships

Outdoor Off-road R/C racing came to the Big Apple at the newly built Fort Knox RC Park in Bronx, NY. The race was organized by a dedicated group of enthusiastic racers to host the 1st Annual New York City Off-road Championships. Team Losi Racing team driver Anthony Mazzara was the fastest driver in qualifying taking top qualifying positions in both pro buggy and pro truggy with his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 and TLR 8IGHT-T 2.0. Anthony convincingly took the top podium positions with his Nitrotec powered TLR vehicles. In pro buggy Anthony’s TLR teammate, James Schlick, took the runner up position.

Team Losi Racing Takes Wins at JBRL Electric Series

Team Losi Racing and Losi's Frank Root, Matt Castellano, Ryan Dunford, Keith Whisler, Aaron Lane, and Doug Nielsen attended the penultimate round of the 2011 JBRL Electric Series at OCRC Raceway. The track had great grip, and a fun, technical layout. The entry count was very strong at 195 and a great day of racing was had by all.
Modified Racing Truck – Frank was on hand to run his brand new TLR 22T for the first time at a JBRL Race, and it did not disappoint. Frank would put down a clean and very quick run in the first round of qualifying, that would not be challenged. After trying some setup changes in round 2, Frank reverted to his Q1 setup for the main event. On the first lap, Frank made a costly error, dropping him back to 5th, but a few quick laps and clean passes quickly got Frank back into the lead where he would remain until the end of the race.
Pro2 (Modified SC) - Frank's Losi XXX-SCT with the TLR Tuned Kit was on point again in qualifying. Frank would run the fastest time in both of the two rounds of qualifying, taking the TQ by over 8 seconds! The single 6-minute main started with a brief challenge from 2nd place, but Frank would soon pull away leaving the rest of the field to battle for 2nd place. Ryan Dunford will come through the field and work his way up to the battle for 2nd, and would eventually take the spot. Ryan was the only driver to finish on the lead lap as Frank ran a very clean main taking his 3rd A-main win this season!

Pro Buggy – This was the first ever Pro Buggy race in the history of the JBRL. The Pro Buggy class is a 17.5T, No Timing class racing the all new Losi XXX-SCB Short Course Buggy and other comparable vehicles. The field was 7 buggies strong, and is sure to grow in the future. Mod 2wd point leader, Aaron Lane would have the honors of the first Pro Buggy TQ, taking it in the 2nd round just ahead of Doug Nielsen. Come the main, Aaron has a slight issue, leaving Ryan Dunford and Doug “Casper” Nielsen to battle it out for the win. Doug was a bit faster on the track, but little bobbles prevented him from making a pass on Ryan for the lead. Ryan would stay clean and take the first every Pro Buggy Victory, with Casper in 2nd, and Keith Whisler finishing out the podium.
Team Losi Racing and Losi won using the following equipment:
TLR 22T Kit (TLR0023)
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0106)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
Xcelorin 6000mAh 60C 2S LiPo (LOSB9877)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)
Orion R10 Pro Race ESC (ORI65102)

Losi Dominates Short Course Showdown Series with XXX-SCT and TEN-SCTE

At the fourth and final event of the Short Course Showdown series hosted by Mikes Hobby Shop in Dallas, Texas, it was Losi's Dustin Evans who flat out dominated the event with his Orion powered Losi XXX-SCT and Ten SCT-E.
Beginning with the Modified Short Course Class, Dustin was the only driver to complete 16 laps in qualifying for the Top Qualifying honors. Dustin backed up qualifying by winning the class with a 13 second margin over 2nd place.
Continuing his domination of the Short Course Showdown, Dustin used his Losi Ten SCT-E to TQ the 4wd Modified Class. He and Losi team mate Quincy Hughes, were the only drivers to complete 17 laps in qualifying. In fact, 7 of the top 10 drivers chose the Losi TEN SCT-E as their vehicle of choice. In the Main, Dustin used his TQ position to lead from end to end with team mates Josh Glancy and Quincy finishing in 2nd and 3rd for a complete Losi podium.
In the Stock Class, it was privateer Brent Burns using his Losi SCT to take the win in a battle that came down to the last turn and a drag race to the finish line.
Congratulations to Dustin and Brent for the awesome drives and completing a clean sweep for Losi.

Mazzara Attends the 11th Annual Race against Cancer

Team Losi Racing driver Anthony Mazzara attended the 11th Annual Race against Cancer at McCulloughs Raceway in Sarver, PA. There were over 150 entries that included racers across six different states. Anthony TQ’d and Won the 1/8 Electric Buggy class with his TLR 8ight-E 2.0 while qualifying second in both 1/8th Nitro buggy and truggy. After the 30 minute A-mains in the nitro classes Anthony was able to pull off the win in both 1/8th Nitro buggy and truggy with his TLR 8ight 2.0 and 8ight-T 2.0 respectively. This gave Anthony the podium sweep in all three 1/8th classes. Anthony used 30% Nitrotane fuel to give him the advantage on mileage while also choosing Losi Ultra Digit tires for buggy (LOSA7774G) and Losi Digits (LOSA7785G) on truggy to take the overall win in the nitro classes. This was the 11th year of the event and their goal was to raise at least $10,000 dollars donating all proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Anthony raffled off his TLR 8ight 2.0 to the winner of the raffle Mike Lloyd (seen in the photo holding his new TLR 8ight 2.0) adding an additional $400 to the $11,000 dollars for the weekends race.

Tumbleweed Classic

Team Losi Racing was out in full force for the 18th annual Tumbleweed Classic hosted by the ARCOR R/C Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In recent years the club has raised enough money to add a separate Nitro only track. This keeps the heavy 1/8th cars off of the super high bite surface of the electric track. A mixture of loamy dirt and 600 pounds of sugar is known for its smooth high traction and 2 ROAR Electric National events.
The two separate tracks make for an event that offers a challenge to any driver on the two opposite ends of the race surface spectrum.
In the 1/8th buggy class it was TLR driver Casey Peck who dominated qualifying with his Novarossi/Nitrotane powered TLR 8IGHT 2.0 buggy. Casey used the Losi G2 Green Digits (LOSA7774G) with Losi closed cell foam (LOSA7731) for optimum traction and drivability. This combination was potent as he led every lap of the 30 minute main on the blown out and slick track. TLR team mate Lars Johnson came back from a bad start to cruise to a runner up position with his TLR 8 2.0 buggy rounding out a 1-2 TLR sweep.
The 1/8th Truggy class was a carbon copy of buggy qualifying as Peck took the overall TQ with his TLR 8IGHT-T 2.0. With the 30 minute buggy main already run on the track it was in pretty rough shape but the TLR 8IGHT-T 2.0 proved to be up to the task. When the tone sounded an all out battle ensued between Lars and Casey as they swapped positions for several minutes until Lars suffered a flame out and let Casey cruise to the end of the 30 minute final. Lars shook off the bad luck and began to chip away at the rest of the field as he came from a lap down and passed his way into the runner up spot.
Over on the Electric track it was TLR team driver Chris Wheeler who rose to the top of 2-wheel modified qualifying with his TLR 22. The high traction track combined with tricky timing sections proved to be no match for the TLR 22. After the dust settled from 3 rounds of qualifying, it was Chris, and TLR team mate Charles Hicks who rose above a full field of copy cat-long chassis buggies. After triple A-mains it was Tucson native Charles Hicks who put his head in the game and won both the A1 and A3 to take the overall from TQ and A2 winner Chris Wheeler. Chris and Chuck both relied on Losi Red BK Bar (LOSA7371R) for unmatched traction and speed on their TLR buggies.
In the novice class it was local youngster Thomas Freund taking top qualifying honors with his stock LOSA XXX-SCT and capped off a perfect weekend with a convincing main event win.


Team Losi Racing 22T Appears on Podium in Debut Race at ROAR Nationals

The R(Evolution) continues as the 22T 2WD Race Truck Kit makes its debut at the ROAR Nationals following in the footsteps of the highly successfull TWENTY TWO Buggy. Dustin Evans nearly pulled off the double with a win with the 22 and a debut 2nd for the 22T.

Truck Modified
2nd Dustin Evans 22T/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
4th Dakotah Phend 22T/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
5th Mike Truhe 22T/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
7th Matt Chambers 22T/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM

Phend Drives to ROAR 4WD Pro Championship with Losi TEN-SCTE

Dakotah Phend added yet another ROAR Championship to his collection with a win in the 4WD Pro SCT class with his Losi TEN-SCTE 4WD Short Course Truck. The TEN-SCTE has become the new force to be reckoned with in the 4WD category.

The Team Losi Racing Tuning Kit for TEN-SCTE (TLR0901) and FlexTuned Lightened Chassis (TLR4000) due in later this month will only make a great platform even better.

4wd Modified SCT

1st Dakotah Phend Losi Ten SCTE/Orion ESC/Novak/AKA/SPM
5th Mike Truhe Losi Ten SCTE/Orion ESC/Novak/AKA/SPM
6th Tyler Vik Losi Ten SCTE
7th Phillip Atondo Losi Ten SCTE/Tekin ESC/Tekin Motor/AKA/SPM

Evans and TWENTY TWO Take ROAR Championship for Team Losi Racing

Dustin Evans captured the ROAR Championship with his Team Losi Racing Twenty Two 2WD Buggy. Dustin TQ'd qualifying and followed through with decisive win. Congratulations Dustin!

TQ /1st Dustin Evans 22/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
4th Matt Chambers 22/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
6th Dakotah Phend 22/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
7th Mike Truhe 22/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/SPM
8th Matt Castellano 22/Orion ESC/Orion Motor/Losi Tires/Air


Team Losi Racing Wins German Championship

Team Losi Racing took home more wins with outstanding performances in the German Championship.

1:8 Offroad Truggy 2011 (Carsten Keller / 8IGHT-T 2.0) and German Junior Championship 1:10 Offroad Buggy 2WD 2011 (Alex Hardt / 22)


TLR sweeps the 1st Annual Canada Day All Electric Championships

Dave Henry travelled to a new small track located in Midhurst Ontario Canada for B&D RC Raceway’s first race and was pleasantly surprised with a fun group of local racers and a well laid out tight course under some great big shady trees. After a great weekend of racing and some amazing challenges from the locals Dave Henry was able to come home with the win in Mod 2wd buggy with his TLR 22, Mod Short Course with his Losi XXX-SCT and Pro 1/8 electric buggy with his TLR 8ight-E. Local driver Shawn Sloan won 4wd Short Course with his Losi SCTe to help TLR/Losi sweep all the classes! Thanks Shawn!

West Coast Championship Series, Round 7

TLR and Losi's Frank Root, Matt Schreffler, Drew Moller, Trevor Adamo, and Colby Poh raced the 7th Round of the West Coast Championship Series at WCRC Raceway. In 2wd Buggy, the TLR crew put on a clinic with 22’s in the top 5 spots on the grid lead by Trevor Adamo’s TQ. The main would be all 22’s again. Trevor would lead the field off from pole, with Drew Moller in the 2, and Frank Root in the 3. Frank made a move to the 2 spot, then got by Trevor for the lead when Trevor had a bobble in the woops section. A daring attempt by Trevor to quickly regain the lead would not work out and drop him from 2nd to 4th where he would finish. Up front, Frank would put in clean laps and take the win ahead of Drew Moller and a hard charging Matt Schreffler giving TLR a clean sweep of the podium! Pro2 (Modified SC) was all Frank Root! Frank's Losi XXX-SCT with the TLR Tuned Kit was on point in qualifying taking an easy TQ. The single 5-minute main started with Frank pulling out to an early lead, and he would nearly lap the field by the end of the race taking a dominant win and his second of the day!

Root won using the following equipment:
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0106)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
Xcelorin 6000mAh 60C 2S LiPo (LOSB9877)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)

Aigoin Closer To French National Title

TLR driver Yannick Aigoin still on the way to keep his French National title.
Yannick Aigoin would take TQ and win at the 4th round of the national championship held at St-Quentin in north of France. After an amazing final, Yannick bring his nVision powered TLR 2.0 EU buggy to the victory.
With one round to go, Yannick is leading the championship with 3 wins. A podium spot at the last round would ensure him the 2011 title.

Root Wins Grand Opening Race as SDRC

Losi's Frank Root made the short drive to San Diego for the Grand Opening Race at SDRC. SDRC is the newest track to grace the San Diego R/C scene, but the only indoor track in years. The track layout was fun with a long fast straight for an awesome weekend of racing.
Pro2 (Modified SC) - Franks's Losi XXX-SCT with the TLR Tuned Kit was on point in qualifying. Frank would run the fast time in of the two rounds of qualifying, taking the TQ by over 6 seconds! The single 6-minute main started with a brief challenge from 2nd place, but Frank tightened up his lines and would pull away taking a comfortable win!

Frank won using the following equipment:
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0106)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
Xcelorin 6000mAh 60C 2S LiPo (LOSB9877)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)

Infanti Takes Buggy Win at Canadian off Road Championship Series

TLR team driver Richard Infanti made the trip out to round 1 and put in two great drives to take the TQ win in pro truggy. It the pro buggy class Richard would just miss out on the TQ but put in a fantastic main to take the overall win in pro buggy.

JBRL Nitro Series

Southern California’s JBRL Nitro Series sponsored by TLR. The host track was Palm Desert Raceway. The event turnout was light with around 100 entries due to the Holiday weekend and the extreme temperatures of 118 degrees and the track temp was 166 degrees. In qualifying it was Team Losi Racing / Nova Rossi driver Adam Drake who set the pace in both of the expert 1/8th classes. The extreme temperatures made chassis and engine tuning difficult for most of the racers.
At the start of the truck main Drake began to pull away and at the end of the 25 minute main Drake took the win followed by Brad Wintermantle who was also driving a TLR 8ight T 2.0.

In the buggy final, Drake led from start to finish and won the 25 minute final. Tim Long finished third with his TLR 8ight 2.0. Due to the extreme heat a number of drivers had engine problems, but Drake’s Nova Rossi engines ran prefect all day and he took the double victory. Nova Rossi engines also tq’ed and won the intermediate buggy and truck class. Congrats to Jacob Haas on winning truck with his TLR 8ight T 2.0 and to Sean Gaffney for winning the buggy class.
Photos courtesy of Brian Cross.

1/8th Expert Buggy Chassis Engine Tire
1st Adam Drake (TQ) TLR 8ight 2.0 Nova Rossi BTTS Losi Kingpin (red)
3rd Tim Long TLR 8ight 2.0 Orion Losi Kingpin (red)

1/8th Expert TruckChassis Engine Tire
1st Adam Drake (TQ) TLR 8ight T 2.0 Nova Rossi Bonito Losi Kingpin (red)
2nd Brad Wintermantle TLR 8ight T 2.0 OS PL

Bill Bridges Race

The Bill Bridges Benefit Race was at “The Track” in Carleton, Michigan which is Bill’s home outdoor track in the summer. The classes raced consisted of both electric and nitro and the event had more than 300 entries. It was amazing to see so many racers and manufactures come together for this great cause. Racing started at 9am. and the mains finished just before 2am. The event raised a substantial amount of money which will help Bill and his family in the months to come. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!

SPONSORS for Bill Bridges Benefit Race:
Team Losi Racing, Horizon Hobby, Spektrum, Nova Rossi, Associated, Dynamite, Viper, B-Fast, Novak, Pro-Line, Cow RC, RC Driver, NVision, Orion, AKA, Darkside Designs, Live RC, Mugen, Lucky 7 RC, Dunn Graphics, JConcepts, Hitec, Portland R/C Raceway, and HB/HPI.

Event Helpers
Nancy, Doug, and Dakotah Phend, Larry Komisar & Family – Our Hosts! Josh McDonald – Announcer. Adam Drake, Mini Joe & Family, Scott Bostleman, Mike Marshall, Ford Price, Ed Sare – Dirtburners, Bobby Coleman & Family, Doug Marti, Aunt Cat, Bubba Barham, Matt Turner, Brad Farmer, X-Factory, Factory Tracks, Stateline Speedway, M2C Racing, Washtenaw Raceway, Larry Ward #10, Handy Racing, and James Williams.
Thanks to in the RC Community for their support!!!!

Adam's Buggy Winner: Pat Schreffler from Corona, CA.
Dustin's Buggy Winner: Dean Ferrari from St. Oak Park, MI.
A message from Bill’s wife Chrissy:
“I want to thank everyone that came out to the benefit race this weekend. We are beyond blessed to have you in our lives and to be able to call you friends. A heavy burden has been lifted off of our family. It meant so much to Bill to see so many people rooting for him. This race did wonders for his spirits!! RC Racers pulled together for an amazing event!! We will be forever grateful!!”
1/8th Buggy Chassis Engine Tires
1st Adam Drake (TQ) TLR Nova Rossi Losi
2nd Dakotah Phend TLR Nova Rossi Losi
3rd Kevin Wilson TLR Nova Rossi Losi

1/8th Truck
1st Adam Drake (TQ) TLR Nova Rossi Losi
2nd Chuck Berg TLR Nova Rossi Losi

1/10th Buggy modified
1st Jason Jakubczyk Kyosho Orion
2nd Dakotah Phend (TQ) TLR Novak
1/10th SCT modified
1st Jason Jakubczyk (TQ) Kyosho Orion


Robert “Fig” Naughton Win's Pro 2 Main Event in the Lucas Oil Off Road Series

Team Stronghold Motorsports driver Robert "Fig" Naughton drove his full-scale ride to wins this weekend in Rounds 7 & 8 of the Pro 2 Main Event of the Lucas Oil Off Road Series. Losi has partnered with Team Stronghold to offer the 1/10-scale Stronghold XXX-SCT RTR and the 1/16 Mini SCT Brushless RTR to short course enthusiasts everywhere.


TLR Sprucewood Delivers at Glorcs Round 2

The TLR Sprucewood team was in full force with Dave Henry and David McLean in attendance at Round 2 of the Glorcs race at the Barn Yard. In the expert buggy class Dave Henry would miss out of the TQ,  but put in a great drive in the A-main to take the win. Dave won Round 2 with his 8IGHT 2.0 powered by his Nitrotec engine. David McLean would take the TQ in expert E-Truggy and also took second in the A-final with his 8IGHT-T 2.0.

Bloomfield Leads From Start To Finish with 8IGHT 2.0 Euro Spec Edition in BRCA Round 4

The Championship traveled far up north to Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The MMRX is a fresh venue that everybody had heard a lot about. The MMRX is a new and brilliant venue, with amazing presents and all the necessary facilities for a great national. We are at the half way point of the eight round championship! Darren Bloomfield is the point’s leader going into Rd 4. With this being a new venue and most of the drivers never attending a race at MMRX it makes this race much more challenging. Darren Bloomfield would show why he is the point’s leader with taking the overall TQ after the first two round of qualifying. In the 30min A-Main final Darren Bloomfield would lead from start to finish with his TLR 8IGHT EU 2.0 Nitrotec powered car. Darren Bloomfield also used Nitrotane fuel and Losi King-pin G2 tires in green compound.


Clark and Racer Win With TLR 22 and 8IGHT 2.0 at East Coast Challenge

The TQ East Coast Challenge was hosted by Classic RC Raceways in Akron, Ohio with electric and nitro races being held.

The 1/10th electric race saw Team Losi Racing drivers in attendance including Bill Shay, Ben Beard, and Eric Clark competing in 2WD Modified Buggy. TLR would put two TLR 22 Buggies  in the A-main final. Eric Clark would take the overall TQ and led the main from wire to wire for the A-main win.
In the 1/8th nitro classes TLR would have Shane Racer and Eric Clark competing in the event. Shane Racer put himself in the A-main with consistent runs in qualifying and a chance at the win in the A-main. After a rough start, Racer put in some great laps to take the lead at the halfway point and take the overall win with Clark ending up 4th overall!!

Aigoin TQs and Wins Round 2 of French Nationals

The 3rd round of the French Nationals was held at Cogolin track in south of France. Team Losi Racing /nVision driver Yannick Aigoin and his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 Euro Spec Buggy would continue on the mission to keep his title after taking the TQ and overall win. With two rounds to go, the current champion Yannick is on the right track to reach his goal.


Bloomfield Wins World Championships Warm-up with 22

Team Losi Racing travelled to Vassa, Finland to race at the World Championships Warm-up Race in preparation for the upcoming IFMAR Off-road World Championships later this summer. In the coveted 2WD Modified class, arguably the most competitive racing class, Team Losi Racing Driver Darren Bloomfield qualified 2nd and took the overall win by taking A2 and A3 convincingly over the competition with his Team Losi Racing 22 Buggy. TLR driver Mike Truhe who was also in attendance finished 7th overall.

Team Losi Racing Brings Home Wins at R/C Pro Series in Ontario, Canada.

Round 1 of the RC Pro Series was held in Ontario, Canada with Dave Henry, Taylor and Tommy Giovinazzo representing Team Losi Racing.  Dave Henry would have a great weekend taking the TQ and win in Pro Nitro Buggy, Pro Electric Buggy and Pro 2wd SCT.  The surprise of the weekend was TLR privateer Jay Christiano finishing 2nd in Pro Nitro Buggy. Congratulations to Dave and Jay!  

Johnson and Chambers Dominate at Manufacturers Challenge

Team Losi Racing drivers Matt Chambers and Lars Johnson attended the 2nd Annual Manufacturers Challenge with some great results. Johnson dominated qualifying and the 45 minute A main in the Pro Nitro Truggy class. Chambers did the same in buggy qualifying and the 45 minute Pro Buggy A main to make it a TLR sweep of the Pro classes.

Johnson also went on to take the win in both buggy and truggy "Dash for Cash" races. Special mention also goes out to TLR privateer Justin Salerno for dominating the Open Electric class by taking the TQ and win. Another TLR privateer Scott Bagwin had a great weekend winning the Open Buggy A main and taking 2nd in the Open Truggy A main.

Pro Buggy
1st & TQ Matt Chambers. TLR 8ight 2.0/Nitrotec/Nitrotane

Pro Truggy
1st & TQ Lars Johnson TLR 8ight T 2.0/Dynamite/Blue Thunder

Open Electric
1st & TQ Justin Salerno 8ight E 2.0

Open Buggy
1st Scott Bagwin 8ight 2.0/Werks/Byrons

Drake Takes Buggy and Truggy Wins in JBRL Nitro Round 2

Southern California’s JBRL series sponsored by Team Losi Racing brought in many of the top driver’s in preparation for next months ROAR 1/8th fuel Nationals. Some of the nearly 200 entries included Adam Drake, Cody King, Mike Truhe, Dustin Evans, Matt Schreffler, Drew Moller, Travis Amezcua, Brent Thielke, Steven Hartson, Clint Wachter, Colby Poh, Dani Choi, Chad Bradley, Andy Smolnik, and Jessie Robinson. In qualifying it was Team Losi Racing / Nova Rossi driver Adam Drake who set the pace in both of the expert 1/8th classes. The temperatures in sunny CA started to drop by the time the mains rolled around and the track started getting rough.
 The start of the expert truck main was delayed two minutes as Drake hit another vehicle that was up side down during warm-up which severely bent a front shock shaft. Drake’s pit crew wasn’t able to repair the shock, but they did have enough time to bolt on another shock from Mike Truhe’s buggy. At the start of the main Drake began to pull away from Bradley, Moller, and King as they were in a heat battle. At the end of the 20 minute main Drake took the win by a half a lap over King and Bradley.
In the buggy final Drake, Amezcua, and King start to break away from the rest of the field. King then suffered a flameout, but continued on to finished sixth. Drake led from start to finish and won the 20 minute main followed by Amezcua in second and Bradley rounding out the top three.

Atondo Takes Win at Nor-Cal Series Round 2

The Nor-Cal Series Round 2 was held at Delta R/C in Antioch, CA. The track had an awesome layout of big air and fast wide lanes which made for some great racing! TLR team driver Phillip Atondo qualified 2nd in Pro Buggy and TQ Pro Truggy. Atondo would use his Novarossi powered 8IGHT-T 2.0 and the advantage of his TQ to get out to a clean start and he never looked back with a nice one lap lead at the end to take the overall win in Pro Truggy. He also took second place on the podium in Pro Buggy with his new TLR 8IGHT 2.0 Kit. Atondo used Losi Red Eclipse in buggy and in truggy he ran Losi Green King Pins.


TLR & Losi Collect Hardware in Multiple Classes at JBRL Electric Rnd 3

Palm Desert R/C Raceway was home to Round 3 of the JBRL electric series.  The track layout was fast and fun with really high grip setting up for a great weekend of racing. In the super competitive Modified 2wd class Aaron Lane took his first JBRL 2wd Mod win with his TLR 22 Buggy after overtaking TLR driver Frank Root in the early stages of the race.

Root took the over all TQ using both his TLR 22 mid-motor car in the first round of qualifying and then his rear motor set-up in the in the final round of qualifying. 

The Pro4 class has proven to be one of the most competitive classes at JBRL. Round 3 would be no different with qualifying running very close between the top drivers. Team Losi Racing put four TEN-SCTE cars in the A-main with Ryan Dunford qualifing the highest starting in second. At the start of the A-main Dunford made a spectacular sky pass, jumping over the leader to take the lead and never looked back. Lane battled for 2nd for a while until Casper snuck up on and passed him on a bobble. The two would battle for 2nd and 3rd for a few laps but Casper edged him out in the end to take 2nd place with Lane finishing 3rd.

In the Sportsman Stock Truck class Keith Whisler started the day off right with a TQ in Round 1 of qualifying and taking overall TQ of the day. It is always nice to start out front in electric racing with short 6 minute mains and that was shown to be true with a great start in the main from Whisler. With some consistent laps Whisler took home his second win of the year in the Sportsman class. Whisler also took the 3rd spot on the podium in the Sportsman Stock Buggy class with his TLR 22.

Johnson and Losi TEN-SCTE Deliver Another Convincing Win

Fresh off his Silverstate Nitro Challenge win with his Losi 4wd TEN-SCTE Team Losi Racing  driver Kyle Johnson TQ’d and won the Silver State Short Court race at 702 raceway in Las Vegas. The event was a two day race with qualifying Saturday and mains on Sunday. Kyle showed speeds that no one could match in qualifying allowing him to start up front on Sunday for the main. Kyle took his blistering speed right into the main on Sunday to take the overall win in 4wd Short Course with the Losi TEN-SCTE.

Bloomfield Wins Round 2 of English Nationals

Round 2 of the English Nationals took place at Coventry in the midlands. The weather started out with rain leaving puddles around the track, but the club did a magnificent job getting the track ready for racing. Qualifying at times were difficult with unexpected showers.

TLR team driver Darren Bloomfield came out strong in qualifying to put himself third on the grid for the main. Bloomfield showed great patience following in third while waiting for the front runners to make mistakes. Darren eventually moved into second near the half way point of the race with a lot of ground to make up on the leader. He closed the gap up with only a couple of minutes to go when a mistake by the leader allowed Darren to take the win.


Team Losi Racing Central States Rock Crawling Championship

The TLR Central States Rock Crawling Championship took place at the Hobby Town USA Hobbyplex in Omaha, NB. TLR Driver and 2 time World Champion Jay Robinette continued his reign in the 1.9 Pro Class taking the win by over 50 points! Jay used his TLR Mini Rock Crawler Pro to pick his way through the challenging courses. 

In the 2.2 Class, Jay came up just a bit short with a 2nd place finish. For the first time, a “Mini Rock Crawler Pro” Spec class was held. With an entry fee of $100, each driver received a brand new Mini Rock Crawler Pro kit that driver had to use “out of the box” Drivers were allowed to install their own electronics and there was a weight limit imposed. 19 Drivers competed in this class. With all drivers equally taking advantage of the MRC Pros tuning and hopped up parts, it would come down to driving talents. Josh Thiede took the win with Shawn Morgan, Aaron Stephenson, Benjamin Olson and Robert Wohletz rounding out the top 5.

Congratulations to HobbyTown and the Nebraska Scale Crawlers Association for putting on a great event.

Applegate Drives To Win With XXX-T CR

Round 4 of the Supercup Championship series was held at the all new Bashers RC Raceway, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. With over 180 entries, racers were poised to put some laps down on the tight technical track. 

TLR team driver Mike Applegate was the man to beat in the Modified Truck class. In Round 1 Mike was on a TQ run when his motor moved and he was forced off the track early, however Mike came back strong in round 2 and grabbed the TQ with the only 27 lap pace in mod truck.  In the main Mike grabbed the wholeshot and led for 5 laps before making a few mistakes which sent him back to third, Mike battled back with some fast laps and took the win with his Losi XXX-T CR.  

Yannick Aigoin Defends Championship at French Nationals

The 2nd round of the French Nationals was held at Reims, host track of the 2005 Euros. Defending champion Yannick Aigoin was attending the race and providing support to the all the Losi drivers, including some promising young talents. Yannick TQ and drove his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 EU to the victory. Congratulations to Yannick and to his young teammate Alexis Dufau Cazenave who made his first national A-Main !

Kendall Takes Win for TLR in Pro Buggy

After a re-schedule due to rain, some of the fastest drivers in the mid-Atlantic region descended upon Nitro Valley Raceway in Cherryville, NC for Round 1 of the North Carolina Championship Series. Expert Buggy class utilized the IFMAR qualifying and main format, however transferring the top 2 qualifiers directly into the Final.  TLR team driver Mike Kendall would miss out on the top two free spots to the main, but put a solid run in the semi to make the main where a smooth and consistent run took the overall win in pro buggy. 

TLR wins First round of the I-20 Series

The first round of the I-20 series was held in Monroe,Louisiana. Racers from all over the area came to a freshly built track at Full Throttle Raceway. With the rain during the week the Track crew had some work ahead of them. By the time qualifiers started the track was in great shape. The battle for TQ was close but Team Losi Racing driver Matt "puddin" Sistrunk took the top spot in buggy followed closely by TLR privateer Denver Houghton. Start of the main it was a three car battle from the start with Houghton taking the early lead followed by Sistrunk. They battled for the lead the entire race until Sistrunk passed Houghton on the last lap of the race and they crossed the line .05 apart with Matt taking the win.

1. Matt Sistrunk  TLR/Go Engines/NItrotane/losi Digits 
2. Denver Houghton  TLR/Alpha/VP Fuels/Vp pro Axmen

In Truggy, Sistrunk started 3rd and eventually took the lead in the early going and never looked back.

1.Matt Sistrunk  TLR/Go Engines/Nitrotane/Losi Digits

Losi XXX-SCT Runs In Enduro Race

Speedworld Raceway was the host of the Three Hour Short Course Enduro Race.  Losi put a car in the event which which was later raffled off to this lucky winner.

Losi would like to give a big thanks to everyone that put the race on and to the winner of the Rockstar XXX-SCT. 

Domination at the 5th annual Canadian Indoor Off-road Shootout!

Sprucewood Team Losi Racing (STLR) and Team Losi Racing (TLR) captured all four 1/8 titles with Dave Henry winning Nitro Buggy and Electric Truggy and Jimbo Kvidera winning Nitro Truggy and Electric Buggy.  This is a big accomplishment when you take into consideration the 350 plus racers gunning for these titles.  In Fact TLR swept the podium in Nitro Buggy with 1st David Henry, 2nd Daniel Yachnin, and 3rd Frank Calandra.  STLR had a great weekend with Daniel also finishing 2nd in Nitro Truggy, Dave Henry finishing 3rd in Electric Buggy and Steve Taylor finishing 3rd in Electric Truggy.  


Clark and TLR 22 Win Lake Erie Shoot Out

Team driver Eric Clark and his new TLR 22 take the TQ and win in the Buggy class with local driver Billy Shay taking home 3rd.

Evans Takes Championship Win With 22 at EOS

Evans took another win with his TLR 22 at the Euro Offroad Series. Team Losi Racing is back in 1/10 2WD Electric Buggy!!!


TEN-SCTE Takes Another Win at Short Course Showdown Tour Event

The Streak continues! Fresh off his 4wd SC win at the 25th Annual Cactus classic, Mike Truhe TQ's both 2wd and 4wd Modified Short course classes. He then cruised to the vicotry in the 4wd Modified class by being the only driver to complete 25 laps. This is the 4th event in a row that Mike has dominated the 4wd Mod SC class with his Losi Ten SCT-E. The A-Main featured local "fast" guys and a former Multi World and National Champion. 6 of the 8 drivers in the main chose the Losi Ten SCT-E. with fellow Losi Driver Anthony Mazzera finishing on the podium in 3rd. Anthony also took the win in the 17.5 Spec class with is Losi XXX-SCT and team mate Richard Trujillo finishing in 3rd.

Truhe Takes Win at Cactus Classic in 4WD SCT with Losi TEN-SCTE

In 2011 the Short Course scene continues to grow and become increasingly popular. We are now seeing a big increase in the Pro-4 Class also known as 4-Wheel Drive SCT. Earlier this year Losi announced the Ten SCT-E 4wd SCT and the race results speak for themselves as the truck has won the first two major events of the year. Last weekend, Team Losi Racing Driver Mike Truhe piloted his Losi Ten SCT-E to the win in the 4wd Short Course Truck Class at the 25th Annual Cactus Classic in Scottsdale, AZ. Mike’s excellent driving skills and his superior handling Losi truck allowed him to take the overall win in the double A-main event. Congratulations to Mike for his big win!
The win at the Cactus is the 2nd race out for the Losi Ten SCT-E and also its 2nd win. In February, TLR driver Casey Peck won the 12th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge with his Losi Ten SCT-E in Surprise, AZ giving the Losi Ten SCT-E its first major win.
Two for Two!

Drake Takes Win at Psycho Nitro Blast

Drake takes 1/8th electric buggy win at 2011 Psycho Nitro Blast. This year the PNB was located in Unadilla, GA. and had more that 500 entries. Team Losi Racing / Xcelorin driver Adam Drake tq’ed two rounds of qualifying and was the overall TQ for the event. In the electric classes they ran two ten minute mains. Drake’s Xcelorin powered 8ight E 2.0 work flawless all weekend and Adam was able to take how the overall win. Adam used the following equipment: 8ight E 2.0, Spektrum Dx3R Pro radio, Xcelorin speed control, 1700 motor, and battery.
Adam also jumped his “Rocket Car” during a break in the action at the PNB.

TLR Takes 1-2 Spots at Nats Warm-up


Team Losi Racing Argentina

Automodelismosj Presents Team Losi Racing Argentina from left to right Álvaro Adrián Colombo, Adrian Castro “2010 South American Champion 2010”, Jeremia Centeno, and Automodelismoj Owner Hector Pantano


TLR 22 dominates Rumble in the Rockies

Team Losi Racing’s Matt Chambers and Dustin Evans were on hand at the 16th Annual Rumble in the Rockies in Aurora, Colorado. In 2wd Modified qualifying, TLR’s Matt Chambers took TQ honors over team mate Dustin Evans with their Team Losi Racing 22. 

After the triple A-Main it was the 2011 Reedy Race Winner, Dustin Evans taking the win with Matt Chambers in 3rd. Both drivers used Losi Pink Rear BK Bars (LOSA7371P) and Pink Front Taper Pins (LOSA7207P) on their 22’s along with the new Xcelorin LiPo 2S 7.4v 3800mah 60C LiPo battery pack (LOSB9880). The battery pack was a huge advantage on the tight and twisty high grip track allowing the TLR 22 to corner faster and land jumps better with its lower weight over standard size 2S 7.4v batteries.