2010 Motorama Indoor Race

This past weekend was Motorama’s Indoor race in Harrisburg, PA. There were an impressive 460 entries, and the event hosted the best racers from the East and West coasts. Losi driver Phillip Atondo made the trip out to run all three 1/8 classes which included 1/8 Electric Buggy, 1/8 Nitro Buggy and 1/8 Nitro Truggy.

After qualifying was complete Phillip was the Top Qualifier in Electric Buggy, took 4th place in Nitro Buggy, and 2nd place in Nitro Truggy. In the electric A-main Phillip finish in an impressive 2nd place with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-E 2.0 Buggy Race Roller.

In the 1/8 Nitro Buggy class Phillip managed to win the A-main by one full lap with his Nitrotane powered Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller. Teammates Chuck Berg and Kevin Wilson placed 5th and 7th respectively.

In the 1/8 Nitro Truggy class Phillip had a rough start that put him to the back of the field. Phillip put in a great charge and just came up short from achieving the overall win to take 2nd place with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 2.0 Truggy Race Roller. Teammates Kevin Wilson and Chuck Berg battled to take 6th and 7th places respectively.

After the event Phillip Atondo let us know that his "Team Losi Racing vehicles worked great all weekend and I want to thank all my teammates for the help and the great team effort! Motorama was a great event and can't wait to go back next year!”


2010 Motorama U.S. Indoor R/C Rock Crawling Challenge

Once again Team Losi Racing's Jake Wright has gone out and dispelled the myth that a “Shafty” crawler is not competitive. Jake attended the 2010 Motorama U.S. Indoor R/C Rock Crawling Challenge hosted by the Western PA Crawlers from Feb 19-21, 2010. The club brought in huge rocks to set up the man-made course that was extremely challenging and had 75 of the best drivers from around the country competing in the 2.2 class. Jake took the overall win in the highly competitive 2.2 class with his 1/10 Comp Crawler Race Roller and finished 2nd overall in the 1.9 class with his 1/18 Mini Rock Crawler. Jake used his new 21.5 Xcelorin Rock Crawler brushless system and Losi 3s Lipo Crawler pack to power his crawler around the very technical courses.

Congratulations Jake for the great results and your continued mission of “busting the myth”.


Miguel Matias Joins Losi Race Team

Losi is happy to announce that Miguel Matias of Portugal has joined the Losi race team. Miguel will be competing with Losi and Team Losi Racing products during the 2010 racing season. His first race as a Losi driver was this past weekend in Portugal.

We joyfully welcome Miguel to the Losi team, and look forward to his impending success for the 2010 racing season.

Below are a few of Miguel's racing achievements:
- 12-time Portuguese National Champion
- European Champion 2003 (England)
- 2nd 2006 Euros (Spain)
- 5th 2005 Euros (France)
- 4th 2002 Euros (Germany)
- 2nd 2004 Worlds (Sweden)
- 3rd 2000 Worlds (USA)
- 10th 1998 Worlds (Portugal)


Gahan & Nitrotec Take 1st Place at 2010 Dirt Nitro Challenge

Losi driver Kevin Gahan was the top qualifier and took first place in the 1/8 Buggy Open Class at the 2010 Dirt Nitro Challenge in Wittman, AZ. This class hosted the most entries out of any other class.

Kevin used his Team Losi Racing Nitrotec engine fueled by 30% Nitrotane to power his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller. Holding the power to the ground in qualifying were Losi’s Green compound King Pin 450-series buggy tires enabling Kevin to win each round of qualifying. In the main Kevin won by almost one lap over the competition.

Aigoin and Bayer finish 1-2 at Montpellier GP

Losi drivers Yannick Aigoin, Martin Bayer and Martin Peter recently competed in the International Montpellier GP. This race was the first time many of the Losi drivers competed with their new 8IGHT 2.0 EU Buggies.

Yannick was the Top Qualifier at the event, and also went on to take first place in the hour-long A-Main. Martin Bayer finished second in the final.

Click here to view Yannick's setup from the race.


Johnson Completes 2010 Griffin King of Hammers

Full-Scale Rock Crawler driver Nicole Johnson recently competed at the 2010 Griffin King of Hammers race. Out of 100 teams only 43 successfully finished the 135-mile race, and Nicole and her team were able to place 29th in a time of just under eleven hours.

Congratulations to Nicole and her team for this outstanding achievement. More details on the race to follow, so be sure to check back soon.

8IGHT 2.0 RTR Named Australia's 2009 Car of the Year

The 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy RTR was recently named Australia's 2009 Car of the Year by Racing Lines magazine. 2009 was the inaugural year for the this prestigious award by the staff at Racing Lines.

The 8IGHT 2.0 RTR was ultimately chosen for the award since it appeals to new RC enthusiasts that are simply looking for a vehicle with which to enjoy the RC hobby, as well as those looking to take their first steps towards competitive racing. The staff at Racing Lines were also impressed by the small number of differences between the RTR chassis and that of the 8IGHT 2.0 Race Roller.

Losi would like to thank the staff at Racing Lines for this prestigious award, as well as their consideration and support of the 8IGHT 2.0 RTR.

2010 Rumble in The Rockies

The 15th annual Rumble in the Rockies took place at MHOR RC Raceway in Aurora, CO February 12-14. Losi drivers Dustin Evans and Matt Chambers both competed at the event with their 1/10-scale Team Losi Racing vehicles. The two drivers competed in the Modified 2WD Buggy, Modified 4WD Buggy and Modified Truck classes.

Dustin was the Top Qualifier in all three classes, and also went on to take first place all three A-Mains as well. Matt took third place in the Modified 2WD Buggy A-Main. Both drivers equipped their vehicles with Xcelorin Brushless Motors and ESCs and Losi Pink compound Taper Pin tires.

Congratulations to Dustin and Matt on their outstanding performance.

Frank Root Joins Team Losi Racing

Team Losi Racing would like to welcome Frank Root to our 2010 Off-Road Racing Team. Frank’s vast racing experience, impeccable driving talent, and superior public relations will be an excellent asset to our organization. Frank’s recent successes include 2008 & 2009 JBRL 2wd and 4wd Off-Road Champion, 2009 NORCAL Championship in 2wd and Truck, and Multi-time ROAR National, Cactus Classic, and Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout A-main finalist.

Frank quotes “I am really excited for this amazing opportunity with Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby. I would like to thank Kevin Gahan, Adam Drake, and Mike Truhe for helping make this opportunity come to fruition. I am anxiously looking forward to the Nitro Challenge and Cactus Classic to make my debuts with the Team Losi Racing cars and run with my new Losi teammates! I want to thank everyone from Team Associated for all of the support over the past several years. I have had a great span with Team Associated, Brent Thielke, Kurt “Coach” Wenger, and all of my teammates at Team Associated. I would like to give a big thank you to Jason Ruona from J-Concepts. As my first real sponsor, Jason and J-Concepts were very influential in my success in my racing career.

Frank will be competing this year in the electric off-road classes with his Team Losi Racing XXX-CR, XXX-T CR, 8IGHT-E 2.0 and XXX-4 Graphite Plus and all will be powered by Xcelorin speed controls, batteries, and motors. Frank will also compete at the nitro events with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 and 8IGHT-T 2.0 powered by Nitrotec Engines and Nitrotane Fuel. All vehicles will be exclusively equipped with Team Losi Racing tires.


North Island 2010 1/8 Off-Road Championships, New Zealand

Due to the weather, the Losi team in New Zealand only had one out of three days to stamp the Losi name in the dirt at the North Island Championships in Wellington, New Zealand. Open practice and the qualifying round were canceled due to rain, so the team only had one day to prove themselves.

Losi vehicles and products have only been available in New Zealand for a few months now, yet the Losi drivers at the event were still able to dominate. In the semi-final Losi drivers Jordan Burley finished in first, Nathan Toia finished in second, Graeme McDougal finished in third, Mark Cleland finished in fourth and Adrew Webber finished in tenth.

In the final A-Main six out of the ten drivers were competing with a Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 Buggy Race Roller. The overall finish resulted in Nathan Toia finishing in second, Graeme McDougal finished in third, Mark Cleland finished in fourth and Jordan Burley finished in seventh.

Congratulations to the New Zealand driving team on their outstanding results!