Round four of the French Nitro Off-road Nationals was held this past weekend at the CARCA track near Noeux les Mines. TLR’s Reno Savoya was the driver to beat taking the first four qualifying rounds with his TLR teammate Jean-Pierrick Sartel right behind him. In the 45 minute A-main, Savoya put on a clinic and lead the entire race with his TLR teammates Thomas Musso, Jean-Pierrick Sarteland and Jerome Sartel rounding out an all TLR top four finish.
Buggy Cup Runneth Over!
The recent third round of the Dutch Buggy Cup was held at the Oberhausen track in Germany. The Nitro Buggy main final saw an epic battle battle for the win with TLR team driver Wesley van Helmond coming out on top with his 8IGHT 4.0
Da Champ Gets His Belts!
The 8th running of the Northern California Off-Road Championships better known as the Nor-Cal Champs, took place at Nor-Cal Hobbies in San Jose, CA. With the coveted “Boxing Belts” on the line, competition was extremely tough. In the end, TLR’s Derek Stephansen drove his 22 3.0 to the overall win in the Mod 2WD Buggy class. Stephansen wasn’t finished there as he went on to take the win in Mod 2WD Short Course with his 22SCT 2.0
Two For Jenson!
Round four of this year’s JBRL Electric Series was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. TLR driver David Jenson had a stellar weekend taking the win in the Mod Short Course class with his 22SCT 2.0. Making a TLR clean sweep of the podium, TLR teammate Jake Thayer took second with Frank Root taking third. In the E-Buggy class, it was once again Jenson taking the win with his 8IGHT-E 4.0 and TLR teammate Thayer taking the second spot on the podium.
The 2016 Bittydesign Euro Contest took place in Barco, Italy this past weekend. As one of the flashiest and entertaining races overseas, TLR wanted to leave their mark and that’s just what they did. TLR team driver Marco Baruffolo stood on the top spot of the podium with his 8IGHT 4.0 and his teammate Alex Zanchettin taking the third step on the podium.
Dominant (adjective dom·i·nant \-nənt\)
a : commanding, controlling, or prevailing over all others
b : very important, powerful, or successful
There is no other word to describe TLR’s Ryan Maifield at this year’s ROAR Nationals. TQing 7 out of 8 rounds, driving his 8IGHT 4.0 from the back of the pack after bad luck at the start and just missing the win by a seventh of a second, to taking a purely amazing wire to wire win with his 8IGHT-T 4.0! It’s no wonder Maifield is considered one of the best drivers in the entire world! Congratulations Ryan.
Atondo Works It!
Amain Hobbies held their annual SWorks Challenge this past weekend. TLR team driver Phillip Atondo drove his 8IGHT-T 4.0 flawlessly taking the TQ and the win in the Nitro Truggy class. Atondo had some bad luck in the Buggy main, but came away with the TQ Dash for Cash!
This past weekend Stateline Raceway held their annual King of Kings Race which attracts top drivers from all over the Midwest. It looked to be a great weekend, but Mother Nature had other plans. TLR team driver Collin Weatherholt laid down the TQ in E-Buggy with his 8IGHT-E 4.0. Half way through nitro qualifying, the skies opened up and Weatherholt was stuck in the last heat but still managed to put his 8IGHT 4.0 into the A main. After a slight rain delay on Sunday morning, Weatherholt laid the smack down and took convincing wins in both E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy pulling off a double at the Kings of Kings!