Clark and Racer Win With TLR 22 and 8IGHT 2.0 at East Coast Challenge

The TQ East Coast Challenge was hosted by Classic RC Raceways in Akron, Ohio with electric and nitro races being held.

The 1/10th electric race saw Team Losi Racing drivers in attendance including Bill Shay, Ben Beard, and Eric Clark competing in 2WD Modified Buggy. TLR would put two TLR 22 Buggies  in the A-main final. Eric Clark would take the overall TQ and led the main from wire to wire for the A-main win.
In the 1/8th nitro classes TLR would have Shane Racer and Eric Clark competing in the event. Shane Racer put himself in the A-main with consistent runs in qualifying and a chance at the win in the A-main. After a rough start, Racer put in some great laps to take the lead at the halfway point and take the overall win with Clark ending up 4th overall!!

Aigoin TQs and Wins Round 2 of French Nationals

The 3rd round of the French Nationals was held at Cogolin track in south of France. Team Losi Racing /nVision driver Yannick Aigoin and his TLR 8IGHT 2.0 Euro Spec Buggy would continue on the mission to keep his title after taking the TQ and overall win. With two rounds to go, the current champion Yannick is on the right track to reach his goal.


Bloomfield Wins World Championships Warm-up with 22

Team Losi Racing travelled to Vassa, Finland to race at the World Championships Warm-up Race in preparation for the upcoming IFMAR Off-road World Championships later this summer. In the coveted 2WD Modified class, arguably the most competitive racing class, Team Losi Racing Driver Darren Bloomfield qualified 2nd and took the overall win by taking A2 and A3 convincingly over the competition with his Team Losi Racing 22 Buggy. TLR driver Mike Truhe who was also in attendance finished 7th overall.

Team Losi Racing Brings Home Wins at R/C Pro Series in Ontario, Canada.

Round 1 of the RC Pro Series was held in Ontario, Canada with Dave Henry, Taylor and Tommy Giovinazzo representing Team Losi Racing.  Dave Henry would have a great weekend taking the TQ and win in Pro Nitro Buggy, Pro Electric Buggy and Pro 2wd SCT.  The surprise of the weekend was TLR privateer Jay Christiano finishing 2nd in Pro Nitro Buggy. Congratulations to Dave and Jay!  

Johnson and Chambers Dominate at Manufacturers Challenge

Team Losi Racing drivers Matt Chambers and Lars Johnson attended the 2nd Annual Manufacturers Challenge with some great results. Johnson dominated qualifying and the 45 minute A main in the Pro Nitro Truggy class. Chambers did the same in buggy qualifying and the 45 minute Pro Buggy A main to make it a TLR sweep of the Pro classes.

Johnson also went on to take the win in both buggy and truggy "Dash for Cash" races. Special mention also goes out to TLR privateer Justin Salerno for dominating the Open Electric class by taking the TQ and win. Another TLR privateer Scott Bagwin had a great weekend winning the Open Buggy A main and taking 2nd in the Open Truggy A main.

Pro Buggy
1st & TQ Matt Chambers. TLR 8ight 2.0/Nitrotec/Nitrotane

Pro Truggy
1st & TQ Lars Johnson TLR 8ight T 2.0/Dynamite/Blue Thunder

Open Electric
1st & TQ Justin Salerno 8ight E 2.0

Open Buggy
1st Scott Bagwin 8ight 2.0/Werks/Byrons

Drake Takes Buggy and Truggy Wins in JBRL Nitro Round 2

Southern California’s JBRL series sponsored by Team Losi Racing brought in many of the top driver’s in preparation for next months ROAR 1/8th fuel Nationals. Some of the nearly 200 entries included Adam Drake, Cody King, Mike Truhe, Dustin Evans, Matt Schreffler, Drew Moller, Travis Amezcua, Brent Thielke, Steven Hartson, Clint Wachter, Colby Poh, Dani Choi, Chad Bradley, Andy Smolnik, and Jessie Robinson. In qualifying it was Team Losi Racing / Nova Rossi driver Adam Drake who set the pace in both of the expert 1/8th classes. The temperatures in sunny CA started to drop by the time the mains rolled around and the track started getting rough.
 The start of the expert truck main was delayed two minutes as Drake hit another vehicle that was up side down during warm-up which severely bent a front shock shaft. Drake’s pit crew wasn’t able to repair the shock, but they did have enough time to bolt on another shock from Mike Truhe’s buggy. At the start of the main Drake began to pull away from Bradley, Moller, and King as they were in a heat battle. At the end of the 20 minute main Drake took the win by a half a lap over King and Bradley.
In the buggy final Drake, Amezcua, and King start to break away from the rest of the field. King then suffered a flameout, but continued on to finished sixth. Drake led from start to finish and won the 20 minute main followed by Amezcua in second and Bradley rounding out the top three.

Atondo Takes Win at Nor-Cal Series Round 2

The Nor-Cal Series Round 2 was held at Delta R/C in Antioch, CA. The track had an awesome layout of big air and fast wide lanes which made for some great racing! TLR team driver Phillip Atondo qualified 2nd in Pro Buggy and TQ Pro Truggy. Atondo would use his Novarossi powered 8IGHT-T 2.0 and the advantage of his TQ to get out to a clean start and he never looked back with a nice one lap lead at the end to take the overall win in Pro Truggy. He also took second place on the podium in Pro Buggy with his new TLR 8IGHT 2.0 Kit. Atondo used Losi Red Eclipse in buggy and in truggy he ran Losi Green King Pins.


TLR & Losi Collect Hardware in Multiple Classes at JBRL Electric Rnd 3

Palm Desert R/C Raceway was home to Round 3 of the JBRL electric series.  The track layout was fast and fun with really high grip setting up for a great weekend of racing. In the super competitive Modified 2wd class Aaron Lane took his first JBRL 2wd Mod win with his TLR 22 Buggy after overtaking TLR driver Frank Root in the early stages of the race.

Root took the over all TQ using both his TLR 22 mid-motor car in the first round of qualifying and then his rear motor set-up in the in the final round of qualifying. 

The Pro4 class has proven to be one of the most competitive classes at JBRL. Round 3 would be no different with qualifying running very close between the top drivers. Team Losi Racing put four TEN-SCTE cars in the A-main with Ryan Dunford qualifing the highest starting in second. At the start of the A-main Dunford made a spectacular sky pass, jumping over the leader to take the lead and never looked back. Lane battled for 2nd for a while until Casper snuck up on and passed him on a bobble. The two would battle for 2nd and 3rd for a few laps but Casper edged him out in the end to take 2nd place with Lane finishing 3rd.

In the Sportsman Stock Truck class Keith Whisler started the day off right with a TQ in Round 1 of qualifying and taking overall TQ of the day. It is always nice to start out front in electric racing with short 6 minute mains and that was shown to be true with a great start in the main from Whisler. With some consistent laps Whisler took home his second win of the year in the Sportsman class. Whisler also took the 3rd spot on the podium in the Sportsman Stock Buggy class with his TLR 22.

Johnson and Losi TEN-SCTE Deliver Another Convincing Win

Fresh off his Silverstate Nitro Challenge win with his Losi 4wd TEN-SCTE Team Losi Racing  driver Kyle Johnson TQ’d and won the Silver State Short Court race at 702 raceway in Las Vegas. The event was a two day race with qualifying Saturday and mains on Sunday. Kyle showed speeds that no one could match in qualifying allowing him to start up front on Sunday for the main. Kyle took his blistering speed right into the main on Sunday to take the overall win in 4wd Short Course with the Losi TEN-SCTE.

Bloomfield Wins Round 2 of English Nationals

Round 2 of the English Nationals took place at Coventry in the midlands. The weather started out with rain leaving puddles around the track, but the club did a magnificent job getting the track ready for racing. Qualifying at times were difficult with unexpected showers.

TLR team driver Darren Bloomfield came out strong in qualifying to put himself third on the grid for the main. Bloomfield showed great patience following in third while waiting for the front runners to make mistakes. Darren eventually moved into second near the half way point of the race with a lot of ground to make up on the leader. He closed the gap up with only a couple of minutes to go when a mistake by the leader allowed Darren to take the win.


Team Losi Racing Central States Rock Crawling Championship

The TLR Central States Rock Crawling Championship took place at the Hobby Town USA Hobbyplex in Omaha, NB. TLR Driver and 2 time World Champion Jay Robinette continued his reign in the 1.9 Pro Class taking the win by over 50 points! Jay used his TLR Mini Rock Crawler Pro to pick his way through the challenging courses. 

In the 2.2 Class, Jay came up just a bit short with a 2nd place finish. For the first time, a “Mini Rock Crawler Pro” Spec class was held. With an entry fee of $100, each driver received a brand new Mini Rock Crawler Pro kit that driver had to use “out of the box” Drivers were allowed to install their own electronics and there was a weight limit imposed. 19 Drivers competed in this class. With all drivers equally taking advantage of the MRC Pros tuning and hopped up parts, it would come down to driving talents. Josh Thiede took the win with Shawn Morgan, Aaron Stephenson, Benjamin Olson and Robert Wohletz rounding out the top 5.

Congratulations to HobbyTown and the Nebraska Scale Crawlers Association for putting on a great event.

Applegate Drives To Win With XXX-T CR

Round 4 of the Supercup Championship series was held at the all new Bashers RC Raceway, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. With over 180 entries, racers were poised to put some laps down on the tight technical track. 

TLR team driver Mike Applegate was the man to beat in the Modified Truck class. In Round 1 Mike was on a TQ run when his motor moved and he was forced off the track early, however Mike came back strong in round 2 and grabbed the TQ with the only 27 lap pace in mod truck.  In the main Mike grabbed the wholeshot and led for 5 laps before making a few mistakes which sent him back to third, Mike battled back with some fast laps and took the win with his Losi XXX-T CR.  

Yannick Aigoin Defends Championship at French Nationals

The 2nd round of the French Nationals was held at Reims, host track of the 2005 Euros. Defending champion Yannick Aigoin was attending the race and providing support to the all the Losi drivers, including some promising young talents. Yannick TQ and drove his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 2.0 EU to the victory. Congratulations to Yannick and to his young teammate Alexis Dufau Cazenave who made his first national A-Main !

Kendall Takes Win for TLR in Pro Buggy

After a re-schedule due to rain, some of the fastest drivers in the mid-Atlantic region descended upon Nitro Valley Raceway in Cherryville, NC for Round 1 of the North Carolina Championship Series. Expert Buggy class utilized the IFMAR qualifying and main format, however transferring the top 2 qualifiers directly into the Final.  TLR team driver Mike Kendall would miss out on the top two free spots to the main, but put a solid run in the semi to make the main where a smooth and consistent run took the overall win in pro buggy. 

TLR wins First round of the I-20 Series

The first round of the I-20 series was held in Monroe,Louisiana. Racers from all over the area came to a freshly built track at Full Throttle Raceway. With the rain during the week the Track crew had some work ahead of them. By the time qualifiers started the track was in great shape. The battle for TQ was close but Team Losi Racing driver Matt "puddin" Sistrunk took the top spot in buggy followed closely by TLR privateer Denver Houghton. Start of the main it was a three car battle from the start with Houghton taking the early lead followed by Sistrunk. They battled for the lead the entire race until Sistrunk passed Houghton on the last lap of the race and they crossed the line .05 apart with Matt taking the win.

1. Matt Sistrunk  TLR/Go Engines/NItrotane/losi Digits 
2. Denver Houghton  TLR/Alpha/VP Fuels/Vp pro Axmen

In Truggy, Sistrunk started 3rd and eventually took the lead in the early going and never looked back.

1.Matt Sistrunk  TLR/Go Engines/Nitrotane/Losi Digits

Losi XXX-SCT Runs In Enduro Race

Speedworld Raceway was the host of the Three Hour Short Course Enduro Race.  Losi put a car in the event which which was later raffled off to this lucky winner.

Losi would like to give a big thanks to everyone that put the race on and to the winner of the Rockstar XXX-SCT. 

Domination at the 5th annual Canadian Indoor Off-road Shootout!

Sprucewood Team Losi Racing (STLR) and Team Losi Racing (TLR) captured all four 1/8 titles with Dave Henry winning Nitro Buggy and Electric Truggy and Jimbo Kvidera winning Nitro Truggy and Electric Buggy.  This is a big accomplishment when you take into consideration the 350 plus racers gunning for these titles.  In Fact TLR swept the podium in Nitro Buggy with 1st David Henry, 2nd Daniel Yachnin, and 3rd Frank Calandra.  STLR had a great weekend with Daniel also finishing 2nd in Nitro Truggy, Dave Henry finishing 3rd in Electric Buggy and Steve Taylor finishing 3rd in Electric Truggy.