Evans Successful with Xcelorin at 2008 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout

Hot Rod Hobbies hosted the 11th Annual Off-Road Shoot Out from June 27-29 in Saugus, CA. Drivers competed in 1/10-scale Modified Truck, Modified Buggy and Modified 4WD classes. Losi driver Dustin Evans competed in the A-Main of the 1/10 Modified Truck class with his Losi vehicle. Dustin used the Spektrum DX3R radio and a Losi Xcelorin Brushless Motor and ESC to finish in third place. Dustin also completed in the Modified Buggy A-Main, where he finished in seventh place.

Losi Rock Crawling Team Driver Austin Dunn Takes Championship at Inaugural Pro-Line West Coast Crawler Challenge

Losi drivers Jake Wright and Austin Dunn at the Pro-Line WCCCThe Pro-Line West Coast Crawler Challenge took place on June 28-29 in Escondido, CA. There were around 100 entries with drivers from California, Alabama, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and Georgia all competing on 10 courses over the two days.
On Saturday Jake Hallenbeck used Losi 1/10-scale Rock Claw 2.2 Tires to take the win with Losi drivers Brad Dumont in second and Austin Dunn in third. Sunday was just as successful for Losi. Austin Dunn finished first for the day with Losi driver Jake Wright behind him in second and privateer Michael Johnson in third using Losi Rock Claws. All 3 drivers used the Losi 1/10 Grappler Rock Crawler Body on their rigs.
After the dust had settled the total score was calculated for both days, and Losi drivers finished 1-2-3. Austin Dunn finished first with Jake Hallenbeck behind him in second followed by Jake Wright in third. All 3 drivers used Losi Rock Claw tires on their rigs.


Nitrocross Summer Series, Round 1

Round One of the Nitrocross Summer Series took place the The Nitro Pit on June 28, 2008. Losi drivers Mike Friery and Rich Chouinard both competed at the event. Mike took the win in the Expert Buggy class with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy. Rich ran in both the Sportsman Buggy and Sportsman Truggy classes, where he took first place in both events.


Drake Wins 3rd Consecutive Buggy Final at So. CA Saturday Series

Adam Drake, Kyle Johnson and Jim Pierce (from left to right) after a great race at Thunder Alley for Rnd. 3 of the So. CA Saturday SeriesThunder Alley hosted Round 3 of the Sourthern CA Saturday Series on June 21, 2008. Losi/GRP/Nitrotane drivers Adam Drake and Matt Castellano set the 1/8 Pro Buggy class on fire with their Losi 8IGHT Buggies. In the first round, Matt edged out Adam by less than one second to take the title of TQ, but Adam was able to increase his time in round two to take the overall TQ. Adam was also the Top Qualifier in the 1/8 Pro Truck class. In the 1/8 Pro Buggy final, Adam was able to remain consistent to take his third consecutive win for the series. Matt also ran a great race and finished in second place for a Losi/GRP/Nitrotane 1-2 finish. The Losi 8IGHT Buggy also had a great showing in the 1/8 Expert Buggy class. Losi/Nitrotane drivers Kyle Johnson and Jim Pierce finished the race in first and second places respectively.


Drake and Truhe Test out The Farm II

Check out a few photos from Adam Drake and Mike Truhe taken at The Farm II in Charlotte, NC. Both Truhe and Drake stuck around after Rounds 6 and 7 of the East Coast Nitro Challenge to get a head start on testing for the IFMAR 1/8-scale Worlds that will take place at The Farm II in September 2008.


Drake and Truhe Top Contenders of Rnds. 6 and 7 of ECNS

Rounds 6 and 7 of the East Coast Nitro Series took place June 14-15 at The Farm II in Charlotte, NC. Losi/GRP/Nitrotane drivers Mike Truhe and Adam Drake both traveled to Charlotte to compete in the 1/8-scale Pro Buggy class with their Losi 8IGHT Buggies. In the Round 6 A-Main, Truhe finished in first place and Drake (TQ) finished in second place. In Round 7, Drake was the top qualifier and took first place in the A-Main race.

Rossiter Leads Georgia State R/C Pro Series

The Georgia State R/C Pro Series Finals were held at Xtreme R/C Raceway in Warner Robins, GA. Losi driver Patrick Rossiter participated in the 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy classes with his Losi 8IGHT Buggy and Losi 8IGHT-T Truggy respectively. Rossiter was the top qualifier and overall winner in both the 1/8 Pro Buggy and 1/8 Pro Truggy A-Main races. This event also marked Rossiter taking the overall lead in total series points in the 1/8 Expert Buggy and Expert Arena Truck classes.

Castellano and Johnson Conquer Rnd. 3 of JBRL Nitro Series

The third round of the JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series took place June 15, 2008 at Hemet R/C Track in Hemet, CA. In the Expert Buggy class, Losi/GRP/Nitrotane driver Matt Castellano was the top qualifier after two rounds of qualifying. In the A-Main race Castellano took first place, finishing an entire lap ahead of his competition for his first win during the 2008 JBRL Nitro Series. Castellano was racing with the Losi 8IGHT Buggy, equipped with Losi's Eclipse Buggy Tires. In the Intermediate Buggy class, Losi driver Kyle Johnson took first place in the A-Main for his third consecutive win at the 2008 JBRL Nitro Series.


Truhe Dominates A-Main of 2008 ROAR Buggy Nationals

The Losi/GRP/Nitrotane combo saw another huge win at the 2008 ROAR Buggy Nationals at Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont, CA. Losi drivers Mike Truhe, Billy Fischer and Adam Drake were among the drivers that qualified for the A-main race. Truhe ran one of the best races of his career by taking the lead in the first corner, and maintaining a steadily increasing lead for the remaining one hour and 126 laps of the race. During the final five minutes of the race, Fischer was battling for second place and achieved a four second lead over the third place driver. Losi ended the race with three drivers in the top five; Truhe taking first place, Fischer in second and Drake taking fifth.


STLR Takes First and Second at GLORCS

The Sprucewood Team Losi Racing (STLR) group competed in the Great Lakes Off-Road Championship Series (GLORCS) this past weekend at Full Throttle Raceway in New York. The STLR group equipped their Losi vehicles with GRP engines to race in the 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy classes. In the 1/8 Buggy class, David Henry was the top qualifier and drove on for the overall win, with Abiye Birku taking second overall. In the 1/8 Truggy race, Henry was again the top qualifier and overall winner, and George Stiliadis finished in second place overall. Congratulations to all drivers on a great run!

Bloomfield Wins 3rd Round of 2008 BRCA 1/10 Off-Road Series

2007 British Radio Car Association (BRCA) 2WD National Champion, Darren Bloomfield, created a huge stir at the third round of the 2008 1/10 Off-Road Series. In the 2WD event, Bloomfield won three of the four qualifying rounds to take the title of top qualifier with his Losi XXX-CR Buggy equipped with Spektrum radio technology. In the finals, Bloomfield raced to victory in the first and second legs to take the overall win in the 2WD class. In the 4WD event, Darren competed with the Losi XX-4 Buggy and was able to take the lead in the final race for the overall win.
Congratulations to Darren on a great race!