Dirt Nitro Challenge

The 9th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge took place February 23-24 at the The Nitro Pit in Whittman, AZ. Losi drivers Adam Drake and Mike Truhe competed at the event in both the 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy classes. Drake was the top qualifier in both classes and continued on to place 2nd in the Truggy A-Main and take 3rd place in the Buggy A-Main. Truhe took 4th place in the Truggy A-Main and 2nd place in the Buggy A-Main. Drake and Truhe both relied on Losi's Nitrotane race fuel and GRP racing engines to fuel and power their vehicles.


Losi dominates 2008 Snowbird Nationals

The 14th Annual Snowbird Nationals were held January 29-February 3, 2008 in Orlando FL. Over 600 racers gathered to compete in sixteen different classes of on-road and oval racing. Driver Jason Schreffler dominated both the Touring 19 Foam and Touring 27T Foam divisions. Driving his Team Losi Racing JRX-S Type R Racing Sedan, Jason was the top qualifier and overall winner in both divisions. Mike Haynes and Larry Fairtrace drove their Team Losi Racing JRX-S Type R vehicles to finish in first and second place respectively, in the Touring 27T Rubber division.


Losi Dominates at Rumble in the Rockies

The 13th Annual Rumble in the Rockies was held on February 8-10, 2008 at MHOR R/C Raceway in Aurora, Co. For the past four years, Losi has dominated all three A-Mains in the Modified 2WD Buggy and Modified Truck classes. This year was no exception as Dustin Evans won two of the A-Mains and the overall title in the Modified 2WD class with his Losi XXX-CR and the Modified Truck class with his Losi XXX-T CR. Matt Chambers took the first A-Main of the Modified 2WD class with his Losi XXX-CR and Joel Eaton won the third A-Main of the Modified Truck class with his Losi XXX-T CR.



Losi is proud to announce that 2007 ROAR National Champion Adam Drake will campaign Mario Rossi Tuned engines from GRP through 2010. Drake joins Losi factory drivers Mike Truhe and Yannick Aigoin who have previously announced their commitment to running GRP Engines. With the addition of Drake to the GRP lineup, the potential of a Losi/GRP 1-2-3 finish at the IFMAR 1/8th World's is now stronger than ever. Drake commented on the announcement:
"First of all, I want to thank Trinity for their support over the past 9 years, they have been a very important part of my racing success. I'm really excited for this new opportunity to race GRP engines and joining Yannick and Mike to focus the efforts of the Losi/GRP combination toward the 2008 Worlds."

Adam added that his engines will be powered by Losi Nitrotane Performance Engineered Fuel in 2008. Nitrotane fueled numerous wins by Losi drivers in 2007, and Drake is looking forward to racing with the powerful combination of GRP Engines and Nitrotane Fuel starting at the Dirt Nitro Challenge later this month.

Losi is also pleased to announce that GRP Mario Rossi Tuned Engines will be distributed in North America exclusively though Losi, a division of Horizon Hobby. The .21 Buggy and .28 Truggy high-performance race engines, as well as an extensive line of GRP accessories and replacement parts, will be offered under Losi item numbers and distributed to stores via the Horizon Hobby distribution network. Additional information will be available on the Losi website, www.losi.com, beginning on Thursday, February 7th with initial store availability anticipated in late March.

Members of the media seeking more information about this announcement may contact Horizon Hobby Senior Publicity and Media Manager, Steven Goodreau at (217) 403-3279.

Psycho Nitro Blast

The first Annual Psycho Nitro Blast was held February 1-3, 2008 at Henderson Arena in Atlanta, Ga. The race drew 346 entrees and offered four classes, the Pro 1/8 Buggy, Pro 1/8 Truggy, Sportsman 1/8 Buggy and Production Monster Truck. The 1/8 Pro Buggy class drew the top number of racers, where Chad Phillips took the win with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy. The track proved to be very challenging for the drivers, and included sections called Shock Therapy, the Dragons Tail and the Leap of Faith. Those sections made for exciting, close racing all weekend.


Losi Winter Series

Ontario, California's Revelation Raceway hosted the first round of the Losi Winter Series on Saturday, February 2, 2008. Losi's Mike Truhe and Adam Drake competed in the 1/8-scale Buggy class against some of the fastest racers in North America. Once again, Losi came out on top with Mike Truhe racing to the title of top qualifier in the buggy division. Losi also saw success in the Buggy Expert A-Main race with two drivers in the top four positions. Mike Truhe (TQ) finished in first place, with Adam Drake following in third place. Congratulations to Mike and Adam for a job well done.