Round 3 of the JBRL

This past weekend was the third leg of the JBRL Electric Off-road Series in Southern California. This stop in the series was at Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair, California, which hosted 270 racers. Below are the results from all of the classes that Team Losi Racing vehicles made the podium. We would like to thank JBRL and Pegasus Hobbies for putting on a great race as well to all of the racers for supporting the JBRL Series sponsored by Team Losi Racing.

Sportsman Pro-4
Vince Stollo-1st-TLR TEN SCTE 2.0

Expert Pro-4
David Jenson - 2nd-TEN SCTE 2.0
Ryan Dunford-3rd-TLR TEN SCTE 2.0

Expert Stock Buggy
Michael Losi-2nd TLR22
Travis Brock-3rd TLR22

Dustin Evans-3rd TLR22SCT
Sportsman Pro-2
Billy Ho-2nd TLR22SCT

2wd Modified
Dustin Evans-3rd TLR22
Truck Modified
Doug "Casper" Nielsen-2nd TLR22T
Ryan Dunford-3rd TLR22T


Double win for the TLR 8ight 3.0 at GRRS round 5

Double win for the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0 at GRRS round 5
Round 5 of the Grass Roots Racing Series headed to the amazing Pro-Line Racing test track.  The turnout was great with 14 heats.  The track at Pro-Line had a fresh layout built by Levi Jackson of Sik Track Designs the week before and no one got on the track for practice until Saturday morning.  In the expert 1/8th buggy class, Adam Drake took the overall TQ honors by 5 seconds with his Nova Rossi powered Team Losi Racing  8ight 3.0 equipped with Pro-Line X3 Blockade tires.  Cody King qualified second and Matt Schreffler lined up third for the 20 minute final.  In the final, Drake and King had a close battle until just before the midway point where King ran out of fuel.  Drake then stretched his lead to over a lap to take the victory!  In the final Drake used Pro-Line’s X3 Bowtie 2.0.  In the 40+ class, TLR’s Don Vinkemulder took the win with his Orion powered 8ight 3.0 and Pro-Line M2 Blockade tires.

Henry and TLR triple at RcPro

Henry and TLR triple at RcPro

This past weekend saw the running of Round #1 of the RcPro Ontario provincial series in Canada. The 100+ entry event was hosted by the Durham Offroad Rc Club in Bowmanville Ontario about 45 minutes east of Toronto. The all volunteer track crew did a great job shaping the layout for this, their first big event outside of their own series races. Well done guys! The track offered a good mix of challenging high speed sweepers along with some tricky rhythm sections and a good level of grip under beautiful blue skies.

TLR’s Dave Henry took home the top honors in all 3 classes he entered! Dave used Nitrotane fuel to help 2 stop the 30 minute final with the TLR 8ight 3.0 controlled with Spektrum radio and servos running on AKA soft Impacts. In 1/8 ebuggy Dave used his freshly built TLR 8ight 3.0 with the LOSA0912 electric conversion/Orion rx8 Pro/Orion 1950kv/CRC 5300mah speedsport lipo/AKA soft impact equipped ride to win the final two mains of the triple main format to secure the win and managed the same feat in 4wd sc with the TLR 2.0 SCTE with Orion power/CRC 7100mah Rocket Fuel lipo and AKA soft Grid Irons. 


Phend takes Round 2 of Michigan State Championships

This past weekend was round 2 of the Michigan State Championship Series at Granger Raceway in Granger, Indiana, which hosted 140 entries. After a long day of racing and the dust settled, Dakotah Phend top qualified all three rounds and won the A-Main's of Nitro Buggy and Truggy with his Orion/Nitrotane powered Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0  Buggy and 8IGHT 2.0 Truggy while exclusively using Pro-Line M3 Blockades the entire day of racing. Team Losi Racing vehicles rounded out the podium in both classes giving TLR a 1-2-3 sweep.


Timmerman wins Rd. 2 of RC Pro Series North Division

This past weekend was rd.2 of the Rc Pro Series North Division at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs Missouri. The weather was very pleasant all weekend with sunny skies and highs in the upper 70's. Saturday's qualifying was very competitive with new TQ runs every round in both pro classes. I started with Soft Gridiron II's in Pro Buggy and Soft Evo Gridirons for Pro Truggy for the majority of qualifying. With the large amounts of rain the track received the week before the race, some of the corners began to flake apart and rut up. My TLR 8ight 3.0 handled the ruts and bumps great. For the last round of qualifying I switched to AKA I-beams in soft compound for buggy to help stabilize the car though the ruts along with a front roll center change. The tires were definitely the right move, as I ended up Tq'ing the last round of Pro Buggy to lock me in at 2nd overall on the grid for the A-main behind Taylor James.


On Sunday morning some of the corners were patched up and fixed for the mains which changed up the tire game for the day. I spent most of the day prepping my cars and talking setups with others. I choose soft Evo Gridirons for the Pro Truggy main and soft Impacts for the Pro Buggy main. I would end up finishing 2nd in the Pro Truggy A-main and winning the Pro Buggy A-main by half a lap over 2nd place Taylor James. Both of my cars were really consistent and fast all weekend. The track was actually pretty abrasive for the grip that we had, so tire wear was a slight issue for some people. The AKA compounds worked great for me with amazing grip and longevity for the 45 minute mains. 


I would just like to thank Team Losi Racing, Team Orion, AKA, Spektrum, Nitrotane, and Horizon Hobby for all of their support throughout the years. Special thanks to Mark Pavidis, Kevin Gahan, Joe Pillars, and Sonny Brown for all your help. Your support helps me out so much and is very appreciated. Thank you!

8ight 3.0 Sweeps the podium at AKA Spring Series

Chula Vista R/C Race Club hosted round four of the AKA Spring Series on Saturday May 18th.  The event had 100 entries.  Adam Drake tq’ed truck and buggy with his Nova Rossi powered 8ight 3.0 and 8ight T 2.0 equipped with Pro-Line tires.  In the buggy class, Mark Pavidis lined up second  for the thirty minute final followed by Carson Wernimont in third.  Drake took the victory in both finals by more than a lap.  Drake’s Nova Rossi Keep Off 4 and Keep Off 7 engines provided him with tons of power and exceptional fuel mileage that made it easy to do 10 minute fuel stops in the finals.  Adam used Pro-Line Blockades for buggy and Holeshots for truck. 
1/8th Pro Buggy                             Chassis                 Engine                  Fuel                       Tires                    
1st           Adam Drake (tq)            TLR 8ight 3.0       Nova Rossi          Nitrotane            Pro-Line Blockade
2nd          Mark Pavidis                  TLR 8ight 3.0       OS                          VP                        AKA
3rd           Don Vinkemulder         TLR 8ight 3.0       Orion                     Nitrotane           Pro-Line Blockade 
1/8th Pro Truck                             Chassis                  Engine                   Fuel                     Tires                     
1st        Adam Drake (tq)              TLR 8ight T           Nova Rossi          Nitrotane            Pro-Line Holeshot


Taylor wins BRCA Rd 2 Electric Nationals

Round 2 of the BRCA Truggy and Electric 1/8th Buggy nationals was held at the ever popular NNRC Track  in Kirkham, Lancashire, UK. In the 1/8th Electric Buggy class is was Team Losi Racing driver Richard Taylor who took the overall TQ for the day. Richard was using the new Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0 Kit with the 8IGHT Electric Conversion Hardware kit (LOSA0912), Spektrum radio equipment and a Dynamite power system. In the three leg finals Richard would take the win in the first leg but then hit bad luck in leg two so it made for a winner-takes-all shootout in the final leg between Richard, Stuart Mahan and the multiple British champion David Crompton. Totally un-phased by the bad luck in leg 2 Taylor kept it all together to win the final by a clear four seconds in front of David Crompton.

In the Truggy event our very own Michael Lewis made the team proud by working his way from 6th on the grid to finish third overall for the day. A superb result and very well deserved, congratulations from the team.