TLR driver's win big at Pro-Line Indoor Championship


The Pro-line Indoor Championships were hosted by Arizona's newest indoor RC facility Warehouse 3. Due to the amazing turnout of 327 entries the format was shortened from 4 qualifiers to 3 qualifiers but still using the standard qual points format with this being only a 2 day event. Things started off great for the TLR team with Charles Hicks taking the round 1 TQ of Modified truck, Chris Wheeler then TQ the first round of both Mod SC( Pro 2) in mid motor and 2wd Modified Buggy.  Trevor Clement would TQ Pro-4 SC. Round 2 would continue the TLR domination with Charles again taking the TQ in Modified truck to clinch the overall TQ postion, Trevor and CHris also took the TQ in our respective classes meaning TLR had locked up TQ in Mod Truck, Pro 2 SC, Pro 4 SC , and 2wd Modified buggy. We weren't done yet though as Charles Tqed the 3rd and final round of Truck Modified for a clean sweep as did Chris in the Pro 2 class. Kevin Kimberly took the final round of Pro 4 for a TLR sweep of qualifying in that class. 

With Qualifying in the books, Sunday would consist of single 10 minute A-mains for all classes except Pro 4 which would run a 8 minute main. First modified main of the day was the Truck Modified A-main, Charles battled with Spencer Rivkin for almost the full 10 minutes and would end up in the 2nd spot. Next up was the Pro 2 A-main, Chris Wheel was able to lead start to finish even with Brian Kinwald pressuring towards the end and was able to take the win. In the Pro 4 A-main Trevor was able to lead wire to wire with teammate Kevin Kimberly coming in the 2nd spot on the podium and privateer Matt Kartozian 3rd also with a SCTE. TLR trucks would take the top 4 spots in this class with Robbie Kakela finishing 4th. TLR also took the victory in the 17.5 SC class with Chris Miller piloting a TLR 22SCT to the victory. 2wd Modified Buggy was the last race of the day and from the TQ position Chris Wheeler was able to lead every lap and take the win with teammate Trevor Clement finishing in the 3rd spot.



Way to go Trevor and Chris!

I am writing this to acknowledge two TLR drivers that have gone leaps and bounds to help a me a local racer. I took a three year break and when I decided to get back into racing Chris Wheeler and Trevor Clement were there to answer and guide me. They took me under their wing and have shown me how fun racing can be. This past weekend was the Pro-Line indoor championships held at Warehouse 3 in Peoria, Arizona. Chris wheeler answered all my questions and took another step that I have not seen in a long time. When I was up for my heat he was right there on the side of the drivers stand talking me through it and when I would make a mistake he would tell me to brush it off and get back to doing what I was and not push it.  Chris and Trevor both gave me advise that I can use in day to day life. I just want to acknowledge these two drivers and how I appreciate everything they have done and have my full support on Team losi racing. Thank you for having a great set of drivers.
Ethan Kovalsky


JP Richards doubles up at the ROAR Region 5 Championships

This past weekend was the ROAR Region 5 Champs held at Summit R/C in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Some say that the Midwest region farms some of the nations best talent and this weekend they would all be here to fight for the regional titles. Drivers from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio were in attendance with multiple drivers from Team Associated, Durango, and Kyosho.
JP raced his Team Losi Racing 22 2.0 for the first time where he took TQ honors and went on to win the 2013 ROAR Region 5 title. In Pro-2 JP was again on fire with his doubled up by taking TQ again with his Team Losi Racing 22 SCT where he went on to win the A-Main taking home his 2nd ROAR Regional Modified title.

JP's winning 22 2.0 Setup


Dylan Gerard wins in Ohio!

This weekend was the 2013 Mugen Challenge held at K&B III The Outback RC Raceway in Kingsville, OH. Joey Christensen from The Dirt Racing build an amazing track! There were fast drivers in attendance from all over the U.S. as well as Canada making qualifying times very close. Fast guys like, Matt Schreffler, Barry Pettit, Derek Sousa,  Ralph Krumme, and Joe Bornhorst, just to name a few. We couldn't have asked for better weather with it being in the mid 70's all weekend. Canadian Derek Sousa TQ'd Pro Nitro buggy with Barry Pettit starting 2nd and TLR's Dylan Gerard 3rd. After the long 45 minute main, it was TLR driver Dylan Gerard bringing home the win with his TLR 8ight 3.0, followed by Matt Schreffler, and Derek Sousa. 


2013 ROAR Electric National Championships Report

The 2013 1/10 Electric ROAR Nationals are in the books and we have another National Champion, Dakotah “The Phenom” Phend. For its debut race, Phend drove the new Team Losi Racing 22 2.0 Race Buggy Kit to victory to claim the title of 2013 1/10 2WD Electric Buggy ROAR National Champion! Congratulations Dakotah.

This has been back-to-back National Championship weekends for Dakotah winning both the 1/8 Electric Buggy with the new 8IGHT-E 3.0 Kit and 1/10 Pro4 with the TEN-SCTE 2.0 Kit. That makes three (Yes, 3) National Championships in two weekends. In Mod Truck Dakotah TQed three rounds making him the overall TQ for the class with is TLR 22T. With a win in A3, second in A1 and a third in A2, Dakotah would end with a very honorable second place finish. In 4WD Mod Dakotah put it down a few times resulting in an overall 2nd place on the grid for the A-Main.

Throughout the weekend Team Losi Racing was dominating the track in multiple classes. Taking TQ in multiple rounds in multiple classes and finishing the mains with stellar results. A few to highlight are Michael Losi with second place qualifying in Stock Buggy and Truck, finishing in third in Stock Buggy and Second in Stock Truck. In Modified 2WD Short Course (Pro2) Dustin Evans qualified second and too home the hardware for a second place finish. Billy Fisher retained a spot on the podium in Modified 2WD Truck with a fantastic finish for third right behind the TQ (Dakotah Phend) in second. To round out the weekend Dustin Evans made another appearance on the podium in the Modified 2WD buggy class with a very respectable third place finish.

Congratulations to the entire Team not to mention the team support, mechanics, family members at the race, family members at home, all of the sponsors and everyone behind this winning weekend. Without all of YOU this would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!

See a complete list below of the results from qualifying as well as where all of the Team finished.

Stock Buggy:
2.Michael Losi

Stock Truck:
2.Michael Losi

Modified 2WD Short Course:
2.Dustin Evans
5.JR Mitch
9.JP Richards

Modified 2WD Truck:
TQ Dakotah Phend
4.Billy Fischer
6.Mike Truhe
9.Cody Hollis
10.JR Mitch

Modified 4WD Buggy:
2.Dakotah Phend
9.Dustin Evans

Modified 2WD Buggy:
3.Dakotah Phend
5.Dustin Evans
7.Billy Fischer

Stock Buggy:
3. Michael Losi

Stock Truck:
2. Michael Losi

Modified 2WD Short Course:
2. Dustin Evans
5. JR Mitch
9. JP Richards

Modified 2WD Truck:
2. Dakotah Phend (TQ)
3.Billy Fischer
4. Mike Truhe
5. Cody Hollis
10. JR Mitch
Modified 4WD buggy:
5. Dakotah Phend
7. Dustin Evans

Modified 2WD Buggy:
1. Dakotah Phend (National Champion!!!!)
3. Dustin Evans
10. Billy Fischer
11. Mike Truhe
12. JR Mitch


Alvarado takes Pro-4 at Round 4 of FTMS

F.T.M.S. Round 4 at Super Coops R/C.

Round 4 of the Factory Tracks Midwest Series was held at Super Coops MX & RC facility in Maybee, MI. The track had a good layout, but the soil proved to be the most challenging part of this track. The soil is very soft and sandy, which made for the roughest track of the series so far. Smooth and consistent driving were the keys to doing well on this track.

In the Pro-4 class. Team Losi Racing driver Chico Alvarado took the win with his Team Losi Racing SCTE 2.0. After 3 rounds of qualifying were done, Chico and his Team Losi Racing SCTE 2.0 started first on the grid for the start of the A-main. For the main Chico switched to AKA Soft City Block 2 tires to provide the edge needed.

In the Pro-2 class, Team Losi Racing driver Chico Alvarado Top Qualified the class with his Team Losi Racing 22SCT, but settled for 2nd place in the A-main.



Dakotah Phend Double ROAR National Champion

Team Losi Racing's Dakotah Phend was spot on this past weekend at the 2013 Electric Off-Road Nationals hosted by LCRC Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. Competing in 3 different classes he was able to get a piec of hardware in each.

Dakotah took 2nd place in 1/8 E-Truggy, TQ in both Pro4 & Buggy and drove to victory for TWO National Championships. One in Pro4 with the TEN-SCTE 2.0 Kit & in E-Buggy with the new 8IGHT-E 3.0 Kit. Not a bad weekend at the 2013 1/8 and SC Electric ROAR Nationals!