Chambers Gets Two Wins at 6th Annual Dirtworks Cash Race

Losi driver Matt Chambers competed at the 6th Annual Dirtworks Cash Race. The event was hosted by Colorado Fast Track in Colorado Springs, CO the weekend of September 25-26.

Matt competed in the Pro Truggy and Pro Buggy classes with his 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller and his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller, and fueled both of his vehicles with Nitrotane. He was the top qualifier in the truggy class, and went on to take the win in both the buggy and truggy A-Mains.

Congratulations Matt!


Losi takes 1, 2, 3… Three Times at 2009 Horizon Shootout

The 2009 Horizon Shootout was held at J-Tech Racing and Fun in Tilton, Illinois this past weekend amidst the rain drops early in the weekend, but the weather finally broke and the racing began. During Friday’s practice rain out Losi drivers Adam Drake, Billy Fisher and Mike Truhe were on-hand to answer questions, lend advice and offer setup suggestions to anyone in attendance. One round of controlled practice and two rounds of qualifying set the stage for the mains with Billy Fisher TQing both Truggy and Buggy while Dakota Phend TQed the Electric Buggy class.

After the dust had settled this is the finishing order for the 2009 Horizon Shootout!

1/8 Truggy - 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller
Driver Laps/Race Time
1. Adam Drake 60/ 30:23.086
2. Billy Fisher 60/ 30:24.267
3. Derek Weatherholt 58/ 30:29.481

1/8 Buggy - 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller
Driver Laps/Race Time
1. Adam Drake 59/ 30:20.131
2. Billy Fisher 58/ 30:02.758
3. Derek Weatherholt 58/ 30:16.684

1/8 Electric Buggy - 8IGHT-E 2.0 Buggy Race Roller
Driver Laps/ Race Time
1. Alex Sturgeon 23/ 12:32.778
2. Ben Burtle 22/ 12:08.533
3. Dave Henry 22/ 12:14.288

Congratulation to the top finishers and all of the racers. A big THANK YOU to J-Tech Racing and Fun, Scotty Earnst, Sonny Brown and many others for a great weekend of racing.

Photos courtesy of Gary Katzer/HorizonRC.com

Hogholt Named 2009 Danish National Champion

Losi driver Silas Hogholt is the 2009 Danish National Champion for both 1/8 Off-Road buggy and 1/8 Off-Road truggy. Silas competed at the Nationals with his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller and 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller.

Congratulations to Silas on his outstanding results!


Losi Finishes 1-2 at RC Pro West Division

Round three of the RC Pro West division was hosted by Hemet RC Park. Losi driver Adam Drake was the top qualifier of the 1/8 Pro Buggy class, and went on to win first place with his Losi 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller. Losi driver Mike Truhe finished in second place in the 1/8 Pro Buggy class. Adam and Mike used Losi’s soon to be released Green compound Eclipse Buggy tires on the rear of their buggies and XBT tires on the front. The two drivers were also using Nitrotane 30% fuel.

Losi also took the win in the following classes:
  • 1/8th Open Buggy - Scott Adkins
  • 1/8th Open Truck - Scott Adkins
  • 1/8th Intermediate Truck - Rene Zapat
  • 1/8th Intermediate Buggy - Steve Westfall
  • 1/8th Open Buggy West Championship - Jerry Blodgett
  • 1/8th Pro Buggy West Championship - Adam Drake

Losi Well Represented in Hungary National Championships

Losi drivers and their Team Losi Racing vehicles had tremendous success at the recent 2009 Hungarian National Championships. In the Buggy class, the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller took first and second place. In the Truggy class, the 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller took first, second, sixth and seventh place. In the Junior class, the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller took first place again.

Congratulations to the Hungarian Losi Racing Team for their three National Championship titles!


Urbain Wins 2009 French Cup

The 2009 French Cup was held in Bordeaux, France. Losi driver Lucas Urbain competed at the event with his Team Losi Racing JRX-S Type R Racing Sedan. Lucas TQ’d four of the six rounds of qualifying, and also set the fastest qualifying time at the event by over 6 seconds. Lucas went on to win legs one and three of the finals, making him the overall winner of the race.

Congratulations Lucas on your fantastic results!


Jorn Neumann is 1/8 Rally-X German National Champion

Jorn Neumann and the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller are the 1/8th Rally-X German National Champions!

After wining the first round of the German championship Jorn performed well enough in the second round to earn enough points to secure the German title. Also finishing in the Top 10 of the Championship for Losi was Carsten Keller.

Congratulations to both drivers!


Fun with a Cause

Recently, a group of moto fans, riders, and mechanics met at Launi DiMaggio's Hairy Situation salon in Wildomar, CA, for an evening of fun, food, and fundraising. The Losi 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy RTR was the car to race that night, click here to see some photos from the event.

Martin Bayer Wins Sixth Czech Republic National RC Race

The Sixth Czech Republic National RC Race was held in Slavkov u Brna September 5-6, 2009. There were forty-nine drivers competing in the race, including Losi drivers Martin Bayer, Martin Pater and AleŇ° Bayer. All three Losi drivers competed in the 1/8 buggy class with the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller and the 1/8 truggy class with the 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller.

In the 1/8 buggy class, Martin Bayer was the Top Qualifier with teammates Martin Pater and Ales Bayer qualifying in second and third places respectively. Martin Bayer went on to win the A-Main after completing 44 laps in 30:36:533. Martin Pater finished the Main in second place.

In the 1/8 truggy class, Losi drivers took the top three spots. Martin Bayer took first place after completing 45 laps in 30:15:300. Martin Pater finished the Main in second and Ales Bayer finished in third place.

Congratulations to all three drivers on their outstanding performance!


Adrian Castro Wins Third Leg of Agentina's Nationals

Losi driver Adrian Castro competed in the third leg of the Argentina Nationals, held in Buenos Aires. The race drew approximately 45 drivers from all over the country, and this was the first race where Adrian competed with the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller.

Adrian reports that his buggy performed excellently. He was the Top Qualifier, and started the A-main from the first position. Adrian and the driver in second battled at the beginning of the main, but eventually Adrian was able to easily pull away for the lead. After the 45 minute main, Adrian finished 2 ½ laps ahead of the driver in second place.

Adrian equipped his buggy with both front and center SmartDiffs. He says that the SmartDiffs made his buggy very fast, and he really liked the way his buggy handled.

Congratulations to Adrian on his win!


Mazarra Wins at 24th Eastern States Challenge

Family’s Hobbies Raceway in Vineland, NJ hosted the 24th Eastern States Challenge. Losi driver Anthony Mazzara competed at the event in the 1/10 Gas Truck class, 1/8 Buggy class and 1/8 Truggy class.

In the 1/10 gas truck class, Anthony competed with the XXX-NT Adam Drake 2 Race Truck. He equipped his truck with 20% Nitrotane fuel, and Losi 1400mAh NiMH receiver pack and the AD2 ROAR TQ Chassis Kit. Anthony was the Top Qualifier and also went on to win the A-Main.

In the 1/8 buggy class Anthony competed with the 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller. He was the Top Qualifier and took first place in the A-Main. Anthony competed with the 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller in the 1/8 truggy class, we he was again the Top Qualifier and overall winner in the A-Main. Anthony equipped both his buggy and truggy with 30% Nitrotane fuel, Losi LiPo Receiver Packs and SmartDiffs.

Congratulations to Anthony for a great race!


Todd Wraps Up 16th Irish National Title

The third round of the Irish National championship for 1/8-scale nitro was held at the Galway track in the west of Ireland, on August 16. Losi driver Michael Todd traveled to the event, and report that upon arrival the track was in pretty bad shape due to an open practice round the day before. Michael made few changes to his 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy’s setup to make the buggy drive as smooth as possible over the many bumps and ruts.

After making a few tweaks to setup and trying a few different tire combinations, Michael TQ'd qualifying rounds 3 and 4 to line up on pole for the main final. Losi Step Pin tires in the red compound provided Michael’s buggy with very good grip on the different surfaces - grass, astro and dirt. Michael reports that he made an error on lap 2 of the Final but this was to be the only blip and he managed to pull away from the field after re-taking the lead on lap 3. His secret was to keep it smooth and clean as most drivers were finding it tough to keep a consistent pace. After 45 mins Michael crossed the line almost 3 laps ahead of the second place finisher.

Congratulations to Michael on his tremendous achievement.


RC Racing with Chargers' Kevin Burnett

Losi drivers Adam Drake and Mike Truhe recently had an opportunity to do some RC racing with San Diego Chargers' Kevin Burnett. Burnett has an RC track in his backyard, and Adam and Mike were invited to help break it in.

Video of the racing is posted on the Chargers' website: