2008 Micro Indoor Nationals

Losi Team Drivers Billy Fischer (left) and Mike Haynes (right) display their hardware won at the 2008 Micro Indoor NationalsThe 2008 Micro Indoor Nationals took place on March 28-30, 2008 at RC Madness in Enfield, CT. There were a total of 274 drivers competing at the event. Losi Drivers Mike Haynes and Billy Fischer both competed at the event with their Losi 1/18-scale Vehicles. Mike competed in the 2WD Stock Class and took first place with his Losi Mini-T. Billy competed in the 4WD Mini Monster Class with his Losi Mini-LST2, the 2WD Open Class with his Losi Mini-T and the 2WD Slider Open Class with his Losi Mini-Slider. Billy was the Top Qualifier in all three classes and also went onto win first place in all three classes as well. Congratulations to Mike and Billy for a great race!

Derek "The Kid" Weatherholt Wins The 8 State Shootout

Losi driver Derek Weatherholt was the dominant driver at The 8 State Shootout on March 29-30, 2008 in Maysville, KY. Derek beat out a talented field of over 60 drivers in the Pro-Buggy division to take the win with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy. Derek also beat out another 60+ drivers and cruised to victory by over a lap in the Pro-Truggy division using his Losi 8IGHT- T Truggy. Congratulations to Derek on his tremendous racing, and we look forward to hearing about his upcoming performance at the upcoming ROAR Off-Road Truck Nationals in April.


Losi Take Top 2 Spots at Neo08

One of the world's largest indoor off-road 1/8-scale buggy races, Neo08, took place March 21-24 at the DXR Club, Harper Adams College in England. Two qualifying rounds took place on Saturday and Sunday, with the final races taking place on Monday. After five rounds of qualifying races Losi/GRP drivers Adam Drake and Mike Truhe, and Losi driver Darren Bloomfield took the top three positions respectively with their Losi 8IGHT 4WD Buggies. Drake and Truhe were both running GRP .21 Buggy High-Performance Engines, powered by Losi Nitrotane Performance Engineered Fuel.

Five Losi drivers competed in the A-Main race on Monday, including Adam Drake (TQ), Mike Truhe, Darren Bloomfield, Yannick Aigoin and Riccardo Rabitti. After 85 laps of racing during the A-Main, three Losi/GRP drivers finished in the top five with Drake (TQ) in first, Truhe in second and Aigoin in fifth. This is Drake's second consecutive win at this event, as he took first place at last year's Neo07.

Congratulations to all Losi drivers for their excellent performance.


2008 Cactus Classic

Matt Chambers (far right) takes 5th place overall in Mod. 2WD Buggy ClassThe 22nd Annual Pro-Line Cactus Classic took place March 14-16 at the Scottsdale R/C Speedway in Scottsdale, AZ. The race consisted of four rounds of qualifying and triple A-main races. Losi driver Matt Chambers competed in the Modified 2WD Buggy and the Modified 2WD Truck classes. Matt placed second in the qualifying round for the Modified 2WD Buggy with his Losi 1/10-scale XXX-CR 2WD Racing Buggy. In the Modified 2WD triple A-Main races, Matt took 5th place in the first A-Main, 6th place in the second A-Main and 3rd place in the third A-Main. Overall, Matt took 5th place in the Modified 2WD Buggy class and 10th place in the Modified 2WD Truck class. Congratulations to Matt, for a great weekend of racing!


Malaysian National Championships, Rnd 1

Round one of the Malaysian National Championships were held on March 16, 2008. Driver David Lim, competed in the 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy classes with the Losi 8IGHT 4WD Buggy. David was the top qualifier in both classes and went on to take first place in both the 1/8 Buggy A-main, as well as the 1/8 Truggy A-main. Previously, David was awarded the title of National Champion in Malaysia in 2005, 2006 and 2007. We wish David the best of luck for 2008!


Truhe Wins Silver State with Tuned Flex Chassis

The 2008 Silver State Nitro Challenge took place March 6-9 at Boulder City Raceway in Boulder City, NV. After a weekend of racing, Losi/GRP driver Mike Truhe was able to take the podium for 1st place in the 1/8-scale Buggy class. Truhe competed at the Challenge with his Losi 8IGHT buggy, which utilized Losi's newly released Tuned Flex Technology Chassis. The new chassis features TFT, which greatly improves overall traction and stability on all track surfaces. This win for Truhe also comes after his announcement back in January that he will be running with GRP engines in 2008, fueled with Losi Nitrotane Performance Engineered Fuel. GRP Mario Rossi Tuned .21 Buggy and .28 Truggy high-performance race engines are distributed in North America exclusively by Losi.

Losi drivers Yannick Aigoin, Adam Drake and Billy Fischer were also present at the race. Aigoin finished in 5th place in the 1/8-scale Buggy division. In the 1/8-sclae Truggy race, all four Losi drivers finished in the top ten with Drake in 4th, Aigoin in 5th, Truhe in 6th and Fischer in 7th. Congratulations to all Losi drivers on a great race!


2008 Chi-Town Shootout

The Checkpoint Chi-Town Shootout was held in Joliet, IL at the Leisure Hours track from February 29 to March 2, 2008. Allen Horne and Dakotah Phend both competed with their Losi vehicles and both drivers ran successful races. Allen was the Top Qualifier in both the Modified Truck and Modified Buggy classes. Allen also finished in first place in the A-Main of both classes. Dakotah competed in the Modified 4WD and Modified Truck classes. Dakotah was the Top Qualifier in the Modified 4WD, and took second place in the A-Main of both the Modified 4WD and Modified Truck.
Congratulations to Allen and Dakotah for their outstanding performance!


Losi Winter Series, Round #3

Ontario, California's Revelation Raceway hosted the third round of the Losi Winter Series on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Losi's Mike Truhe, Adam Drake and Yannick Aigoin competed in the 1/8-scale Expert Buggy class. Once again, Losi came out on top with Yannick, Mike and Adam taking the first three places in the qualifying rounds, respectively. Losi also saw success in the Buggy Expert A-Main race with all three drivers finishing in the top four positions. Mike Truhe finished in first place, Adam Drake followed in second place and Yannick (TQ) finished in fourth place. Congratulations to Mike, Adam and Yannick for a job well done.

2008 2.2 Midwest Rock Crawling Championships

The 2008 2.2 Midwest Rock Crawling Championships took place in Blue Springs, MO on March 1, 2008. Drivers from all over the country traveled to Blue Springs to compete in the event. Losi drivers Austin Dunn and Brad Dumont competed at the event and took first and second place respectively. Approximately 90% of the drivers at the event, including Austin and Brad, equipped their vehicles with Losi's LOSA7682B Rock Claw Tires. The Losi Rock Claw is a 2.2 1/10-scale truck tire that delivers the unbeatable features needed to out-perform the current crop of popular designs like a multi-edge tread design, a high-grip compound and a rock conforming carcass. Visit the You-Tube Picks page on Losi's webiste to see two You-Tube videos created by Brad Dumont entitled "Testing the New Losi Rock Claw Tires" and "Testing the New Losi Rock Claw Tires Part 2". Be sure to check out both of these videos to see just what these tires can do.