Drake is "Dialed" at the 2012 Dialed Inc. Off Road Championship

The 2012 Dialed Inc. Off Road Championships is an all-new event that was held last weekend Shreveport, Louisiana at T&T Speedway.  The classes consisted of 2wd/4wd Short course, 1/8th electric buggy/truck, 1/8th nitro buggy/truck, and a special invitational class based off the Reedy Race format - six heats of 10min duration, truck on Saturday and buggy on Sunday.  They also used gates starts to add a little excitement to the invitational class.  The track was built by Joey from The Dirt and a crew of helpers from the local area.

In the invitation class racers battled six times with buggy and six times with truck.  The finishing order was based off the best 4 out of 6 finishes to determine the overall class winner.  Then your 4 best scores from each class were added together to determine the overall Invitational Champion.  Truck was raced on Saturday and Team Losi Racing / Nova Rossi / Pro-line driver Adam Drake couldn’t have asked for a better day with winning all six of his 10 minute races and being crowned the Truck Champion.  On Sunday the buggy racing kicked off after a short practice session.  Drake was able to win 4 out of his 6 buggy races and set the overall fastest time to win the overall buggy title.  By winning both truck and buggy Drake was crowned the  Dialed Inc. Invitational Champion.

Overall Invitational Results
Driver                          Chassis                      Engine                     Fuel                         Tire
Adam Drake               TLR 8ight 2.0             Nova Rossi             Nitrotane                  Pro-Line
Kurt Kellum                Xray                          OS                          VP                           VP Pro
Patrick Castleberry     Xray                           OS                          VP                           J Con
Chad Bradley             Mugen / TLR              Werks                     Werks                      Pro-Line
Barry Pettit                  Mugen                       Nova Rossi              Byron’s                    J Con

Truck Results
Driver                         Chassis                      Engine                     Fuel                          Tire
Adam Drake              TLR 8ight T 2.0          Nova Rossi             Nitrotane                  Pro-Line
Kurt Kellum                Xray                          OS                          VP                           VP Pro
Mike Battaile              TLR 8ight T 2.0          Reds                       VP                           AKA
Ryan Lopez                TLR 8ight T 2.0          Nova Rossi             Nitrotane                  Pro-Line
Barry Pettit                 Mugen                        Nova Rossi             Byron’s                     J Con

Buggy Results
Driver                          Chassis                       Engine                         Fuel                             Tire
Adam Drake               TLR 8ight 2.0              Nova Rossi                 Nitrotane                     Pro-Line Blockade
Patrick Castleberry     Xray                            OS                               VP                               J Concepts
Chad Bradley              Mugen                         Werks                          Werks                          Pro-Line Blockade
Denver Houghton       TLR 8ight 2.0              Nova Rossi                 Nitrotane                     J Concepts
Kurt Kellum                 Xray                            OS                               VP                              


Team Losi Racing Dominates again in Argentina!

Team Losi Racing dominated the second round of the XRC Mc Queen tournament, Team SJMA took the the Truggy and Buggy categories, thus reaffirming the great work they are doing. The race was once again help at the spectacular XRC facilities.

1st - Lucas Pons TLR/NOVAROSSI
2nd - Alvaro Colombo TLR/NOVAROSSI
3rd - Alejandro Calens HOT BODIES/PICCO

1st - Lucas Pons TLR/NOVAROSSI
2nd - Alvaro Colombo TLR/NOVAROSSI
3rd - Sebastian Recio MUGEN/NOVAROSSI

2012 Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search

Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby, Inc. are official partners for the 2012  Monster Energy Ultimate Intern Search.

Click on the link for more details and see if you have what it takes to "Unleash the Monster inside" and intern with Mosnter Energy this summer!


Horizon Hobby Expands Marketing Partnership with Stronghold Motorsports

Champaign, Illinois (March 23, 2012) - Today, Horizon Hobby proudly announced their newly expanded marketing partnership with the Stronghold Motorsports short course off road race team. With this agreement, seven-time Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath and action sports icon, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg will represent Horizon Hobby and the Team Losi Racing brand in a variety of 2012 marketing initiatives. Along with full size race vehicle branding featuring Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing, McGrath and Stenberg will be the focus of a brand new marketing campaign featuring the duo and their 900 horsepowered Stronghold Motorsports Pro2 Race trucks and their scale RC counterparts.

New Horizon Hobby/LOSI 5IVE-T mock-up designs (Left to Right: Stenberg/McGrath)

McGrath, took his first win in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series competition in 2011 and will begin his next assault on the series standings on March 31st  at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix with the support of Horizon Hobby. "Team Losi Racing/Losi RC cars are as close to driving my full size truck as it gets," said McGrath. "The cars are cool, realistic and a lot of fun. When I'm not racing, the next best thing is going out and driving my 1/5th and 1/10th scale Team Losi Racing/Losi trucks."

With a host of accolades that include XGames Gold and a SuperLite off road truck championship, Stenberg is set to make his debut this season alongside McGrath in the marquis Pro2 class. "Team Losi Racing makes a hard core RC car. These trucks are fast, powerful and fly through the air with incredible balance and control," said Stenberg. "After hours and hours of racing, they take just as much abuse as my full size race truck. I'm pumped to kick off this season with Team Losi Racing behind us."

Short course off road racing has developed into the hottest segment that the radio control racing marketplace has seen in years. Team Losi Racing/Losi radio control vehicles mimic the excitement, adjustability and durability of full scale short course off road trucks but in a smaller and more affordable package that everyone can enjoy. Horizon Hobby Vice President of Marketing, Shawn Ireland shared his enthusiasm for the 2012 program. "We are proud to continue to expand our association with full scale motorsports as we further align ourselves with the Stronghold Motorsports organization and their drivers Jeremy McGrath and Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg. The professionalism of Stronghold Motorsports makes this a tremendous fit to expand upon our already successful partnership."

About Horizon Hobby:
Horizon Hobby is an international developer, marketer and distributor of radio control (RC) hobby products, model trains and a wide range of educational, toy and other hobby products.

An employee-owned company, Horizon employs nearly 700 people and sells products in more than 50 countries around the world. Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service center, are located in Champaign, Illinois. Additional distribution centers are located in Ontario, California; Harlow, England (site of Horizon Hobby UK Ltd.); and Elmshorn, Germany (site of Horizon Hobby Deutschland GmbH). California is also home to the Losi RC car division (Ontario) and the Athearn train line (Long Beach).

In addition to providing customers with the highest standards of product expertise and customer service, we have established lasting relationships with retailers by being exceedingly attentive to their needs. These factors, along with a high level of integrity, have helped us earn a trusted reputation throughout the industry.  
For more information about Horizon Hobby, please visit:  http://www.horizonhobby.com/  


The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Off Road Racing Team

Jeremy McGrath (Monster Energy/Walker Evans Racing/Toyo Tires)

Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg
(Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires)

Cameron Steele (Monster Energy/Yokohama Tires)

RJ Anderson (Monster Energy/Walker Evans Racing/Goodyear Tires)

Matt Cook (Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires)

Brandon Bailey (Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires)

Garrett Poelman (Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires)

Media Inquiries: Please contact Patrick Wagenbrenner - Patrick@Strongholdmotorsports.com

Stronghold Motorsports is Sponsored by:
  Monster Energy Drink · Supercross.com
 Lucas Oil Products · Loctite  · Walker Evans Racing ·  Horizon Hobby/Team LOSI Racing · E3 Sparkplugs · AngryBikes ·    Polaris ORV · South Point Hotel Casino · Toyo Tires (Jeremy McGrath/Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg/Matt Cook/Brandon Bailey)· Yokohma Tires  (Cameron Steele) · Goodyear Tires (RJ Anderson) · ProAm Racing Products · Fox Shox · Motive Gear ·  Fiberwerx · Makita ·  MSD Ignition · Dart · K&N Filters · Eibach Springs · Spy Optic · Roush Yates Engines · GoPro · Alpinestars · KCHiLites · Oakley (RJ Anderson)


Team Losi Racing at Rd 1 SC Showdown Tour

Race: Short Course Showdown Series Round 1
Track: RC Excitement, Fitchburg, MA
Dates: March 16-18, 2012
Format: 3 Heads-Up Rounds, Single 7 minute A-Mains

Team Losi Racing and Losi's Frank Root, Matt Castellano, Anthony Mazzara, and Toddie Anderson all made the trip to Round 1 of Scotty Ernst's Short Course Showdown tour!  Scotty chose to kick off the tour at Todd Anderson's RC Excitement in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a great decision as RCE had a great layout, a rockin' atmosphere, and a strong turnout at 180. The "Showdown" has a unique format with all heads up starts in qualifying, making each run important to qualify well for the finals.

Stock NT 2wd SC (Pro2)– Anthony Mazzara had a great run going in the first round taking the early TQ.  In round 2, he was able to also improve his time.  Ultimately, Anthony would roll off the grid in the 2nd spot, but quickly moved to the lead.  Anthony would run quick clean laps building a small gap.  With about 1:30 to go, a mistake on the back quad section, Anthony would momentarily lose the lead, but quickly regained it.  Finish up with 3 flawless laps, Anthony would cross the line first to take a well deserved win!

Pro4 (Modified SC) – Matt Castellano was man on a mission in qualifying for Pro4.  Matt took a strong TQ in the first round, but really stepping it up in round 2 being the first driver to run 17 laps.  Anthony put in a great run narrowly missing 17 laps in the 3rd round, but Matt responded with his second 17 lap run, improving on his previous time and securing the TQ honors.  The mains started with Frank Root, whom had trouble in qualifying, winning the B-main to bump up to the A.  As the tone went off, Matt and Anthony got out to a clean start, while Frank moved up to 4th in the running order.  Matt had a bobble a few laps in, dropping him back to 4th, right behind Frank.  Frank and Matt quickly caught up to the lead trucks, and made their way into the 1st and 2nd.  Frank and Matt pulled out on the field quite a bit, and began to battle for lead.  Matt put great pressure on Frank for a number of laps, but ultimately, Frank would keep his cool.  Running fast, clean laps, Frank would pull out a small gap to take a well deserved victory!  

The Team Losi Racing and Losi team won using the following equipment:
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0113)
Losi TEN-SCTE Roller (LOSB0127)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
TLR Tuned Kit for TEN-SCTE (TLR0901)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)
Orion R10 Pro Race ESC (ORI65102)
Orion VST SC 550 4.5T (ORI28241)

Thanks to Frank Root for the race report.


Team Losi Racing Tops Podium at CRT Trophy Race in Portugal

Last weekend Ricordo Monteiro took the top honors at the CRT Trophy Race in Bodiosa (Viseu), Portugal with Pedro Sousa clinching the 3rd spot. Both drivers piloted a Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Kit.

Congratulations to both drivers!

Team Losi Racing sweeps Rd. 2 of CVRC Spring Series

In the 1/8 nitro buggy class Team Losi Racing drivers Mike Moralez, Jason Lopez, and round one winner Casey Peck battled it out for TQ. After 2 rounds of qualifying, Peck took the TQ with his Nitrotane, Team Orion powered 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy. From the sound of the tone an all-out battle between Peck, Lopez, and Moralez ensued with each one of them leading the race at one point or another. After 15 minutes of back and forth racing it was Peck with the victory over Mike Moralez and Jason Lopez who rounded out the podium with a Team Losi Racing 1-2-3 finish.

Team Losi Racing drivers Charles Hicks and Casey Peck battled it out in the 2WD Short Course class for bragging rights with Charles getting the TQ and taking the win in the eight minute main with his Losi XXX-SCT.

The ladies class saw point’s leader and CVRC's Cherish Lopez grab the TQ and win with her Losi TEN-SCTE.

Congratulations to all the Team Losi Racing Drivers!


2012 Horizon Hobby Chi-Town Shootout

Race: 2012 Chi-Town Shootout
Track: Leisure Hours R/C Raceway
Dates: March 2-4th, 2012
Format: 4 IFMAR Rounds using Qual Points, Single 6 minute A-Mains

Team Losi Racing and Losi's Frank Root, Matt Castellano, and Zach Rose made the trip out to Leisure Hours R/C Raceway in Joliet, Illinois for the 2012 Chi-Town Shootout.  The race was sold out and completely full with 35 heats of 10 racers (350 total entries) and a fun, technical layout awaited each and every entrant.  The track had fantastic traction, as always, and a great weekend of racing was had by all.

2wd Modified Racing Truck – This was the 2nd largest class at the event, proof the Team Losi Racing 22T has added a strong “shot in the arm” to the Racing Truck Class.  Matt and Frank made it clear early on they would be racing it out for the TQ.  Frank had a good run in the first round, taking the early TQ.  Matt would charge back in round 2 to secure the 2nd round TQ just ahead of Frank.  Frank made some tweaks to his setup to try Alex Sturgeon’s setup, and was able to move back to the front and take the round 3 TQ ahead of Matt.  Not to be outdone, Matt also tried the setup changes for the final round, and again narrowly took the round 4 TQ from Frank, but Root would ultimately take the overall TQ winning the tie-breaker based off of highest throw-out point.  When the tone went off, an early mistake by Root dropped him back to 2nd right behind Castellano.  Root was stalking Matt looking for a way back past, when a lengthy mistake gave Matt a huge lead.  Frank did all he could to reel Matt back in, but Matt would not be denied the win and Frank came up just short finishing in 2nd, and completing the Team Losi Racing 1-2 sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy – 2wd Mod Buggy was easily the largest class of the event and the qualifying action was intense. Matt Castellano got off to a great start in the 1st round, taking the TQ, with Frank turning in the 3rd fastest time each with the Team Losi Racing 22.  Round 2 saw strong runs for both Matt and Frank again, running 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Moving on from a forgettable round 3, Frank charged hard in the 4th and final qualifier to take the round TQ and secure 3rd on the starting grid right behind teammate, Matt Castellano. With a single A-main, everyone knew anything could happen, and it did to Matt on lap 1 getting caught up in an early wreck. Root would quickly worked his way onto the back of the leader’s buggy, and made his way into the lead.  Frank led for several laps, but also had a costly wreck dropping him back to 4th, where he would finish right behind Matt in 3rd.

Pro4 (Modified 4x4 SCT) –The Losi Ten-SCTE's equipped with TLR Tuned Kits were untouchable all weekend. Zach Rose would TQ each of the 1st three rounds to secure the overall TQ, and Matt Castellano would TQ the 4th round to secure 2nd on the grid.  At the start of the main, the two Losi drivers would charge off from the field, quickly making it a two truck race.  Zach eventually made a small mistake, letting Matt by, and Matt would never look back!  Matt crossed the line first, and Zach finished 3rd overall!

Pro2 (Modified SCT) – Frank’s Losi XXX-SCT equipped with the Team Losi Racing Tuning Kit was dominant from the first time it hit the track. Frank TQ’d the first 3 rounds of qualifying, each by several seconds to secure the overall TQ.  The main started with Frank quickly and decisively pulling away from the field and then controlling the pace, running quick laps and staying clean.  Frank lead from wire to wire to claim the overall win in Pro2!

The Team Losi Racing and Losi team won using the following equipment:
TLR 22 Kit (TLR0022)
TLR 22T Kit (TLR0023)
Losi XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0113)
Losi TEN-SCTE Roller (LOSB0127)
TLR Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
TLR Tuned Kit for TEN-SCTE (TLR0901)
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)


Team Losi Racing Success in Argentina

With Buenos Aires as the perfect setting for an off-road battle, the first round of the Metropolitan Tournament at the XRC facilities was held on March 3rd. Team Losi Racing was well represented with podium finishes in both Buggy and Truggy.

1st - Alvaro Colombo  Team Losi Racing
3rd - Lucas Pons Team Losi Racing

2nd - Lucas Pons Team Losi Racing


JBRL Electric Series Round 1

Round 1 of the 2012 Jimmy Babcock Racing League kicked off their electric series this weekend at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. The Season started with an amazing record breaking 385 entries. Team Losi Racing was in attendance with many top drivers including Mike Truhe, Cody Turner, Team Manager Kevin Gahan, Ryan Dunford, Casper and Nick Lasley. It is thrilling to see the Stadium Truck class coming back strong this year with many Team Losi Racing 22T trucks present and as well with a lot of new racers attending the series.

Team Losi Racing factory driver Mike Truhe earned the win in Mod Truck by TQing both rounds of qualifying and leading the pack from start to finish in the A-main with his Team Orion powered 22T Stadium Truck.

In the Pro 4 Short Course class Ryan Dunford would start second on the grid for the 6min A-main event that started around 2am in the morning.  Dunford would make the pass for the lead on the first lap and never looked back taking the win with his Team Orion Powered Losi Ten-SCTE.

In the Mod buggy class Cody Turner was the man to beat in the A-main after TQing both rounds of qualifying with his Team Losi Racing 22 buggy. The first lap was rough and put Cody on his lid, Cody's determination helped him recover and finished in am impressive 2nd place. Teammate Mike Truhe would round out the top five with his Orion powered  Team Losi Racing 22 buggy.

In Pro 2 Team Losi Racing driver Cody Turner TQ'd both rounds of qualifying in with his Losi XXX-SCT.   

Check out all the photos from Round 1 of JBRL here.

Check out the Mod Truck Video here.

JR Mitch joins Team Losi Racing

Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing welcome JR Mitch to the team. JR will be running Team Losi Racing vehicles, Spektrum radio equipment, and Team Orion power systems.  With JR’s lively attitude on and off the track and long history of racing experience, JR is a perfect fit on the team.  JR will be a key driver in Florida along with the East Coast racing scene.  JR will attend both electric and nitro races for Team Losi Racing throughout the year with his first major event in April at the Neo Buggy Race in England.  JR will also attend the 1/8-scale IFMAR Off-Road World Championship in Argentina later this year.  Team Losi Racing is very excited to have JR on board with the team.


Drake on top at Team Losi Racing Winter Series Rd. #2

Event:   Team Losi Racing Winter Series Rd. #2
Date:    3-3-2012
Track:   Revelation Raceway
Entries: 8 heats  (80 entries)

Round two of the Team Losi Racing Winter Series was this past weekend at Revelation Raceway.  The event had eight heats.  Team Losi Racing, Nova Rossi, Pro-Line driver Adam Drake TQ'ed both rounds of qualifying in the 1/8th Pro Buggy and 1/8th Pro truck classes.  In the 30-minute buggy final Adam Drake checked out on the field and won by almost two laps over JQ and Colby Poh.  Drake also won the 25 minute truck final.  Drew Moller finished second and Mike Acero finished third.  

1/8th Expert Buggy
Pos     Driver                          Chassis                 Engine                Fuel               Tire
1st       Adam Drake (TQ)     TLR 8ight T 2.0     Nova Rossi        Nitrotane        Pro-Line
2nd      JQ                             JQ                         JQ                     Sidewinder     AKA 
3rd      Colby Poh                 TLR 8ight T 2.0      Nova Rossi        Nitrotane        Pro-Line

1/8th Expert Truck
Pos     Driver                        Chassis                     Engine                    Fuel               Tire
1st       Adam Drake (TQ)    TLR 8ight T    2.0     Nova Rossi            Nitrotane        Pro-Line
2nd      Drew Moller             TLR 8ight T    2.0     Nova Rossi            Nitrotane        Pro-Line 
3rd      Mike Acero              Mugen                      Nova Rossi