2012 East Coast Large Scale National Championships

This past weekend, May 18-20, Digger’s Dungeon played host to the 2012 East Coast Large Scale National’s. Our very own John Schultz was on hand to provide support to all the Losi drivers but also took part in the racing action as well. John was able to take the top spots in both 4WD Oval and 4WD Off-Road crowing him the East Coast National Champion of two classes.

Congratulations to John and all the 5IVE-T drivers who toughed out the rain and made the 2012 East Coast Large Scale Nats a success!


Race: JBRL Series, Round 3
Track: Rainman’s Hobby Shop & Raceway
Dates: May 5th, 2012
Format: 2 IFMAR Rounds, Single 6 minute A-Mains

Team Losi Racing and Losi’s Frank Root was on hand at the 3rd round of the 2012 JBRL (Jimmy Babcock Racing League) Saturday at Rainman’s Hobby Shop & Raceway in Bakersfield, CA.  The track had fantastic traction and a very fast layout.  The entry count was very strong at 235, especially strong for the Bakersfield Round of the series which is traditionally the smallest.

2wd Modified Buggy – There were 2x 12 car heats of modified buggy and the qualifying action was intense.  After narrowly missing the TQ in round 1, Frank would charge back hard in the round 2 with a fast, clean run to take a strong TQ by 5 seconds.  When the tone went off, Root jumped out to a quick start to gap the field.  About 2 minutes in, Frank had a slight interaction with traffic,  and surrendered the lead.  Frank quickly got back on the wheel, and retook the lead with a clean pass over the backside double the very next lap.  After regaining the lead with his Team Losi Racing 22, Frank pull out to a comfortable lead and make it by for his the extra lap to cruise home for the win.  Frank’s TLR 22 was hooked up all day, and proved it by taking the dominant TQ and Win!

Pro2 (Modified SC) – Frank’s Losi XXX-SCT equipped with the  Team Losi Racing Tuning Kit was untouchable all day.  Frank would take the TQ in both rounds of qualifying, earning the overall TQ by 13 seconds!  Frank started on form at the sound of the tone and quickly pulled out from the field,  leaving everyone else to battle for 2nd place.  The day belonged to Frank and his XXX-SCT with a statement TQ and Win!

Frank won using the following equipment:
Team Losi Racing 22 Kit (TLR0022)
Team Losi Racing XXX-SCT Roller (LOSB0113)
Team Losi Racing Tuned Kit for XXX-SCT (TLR0900)
Spektrum DX3R Pro (SPM3200)
Spektrum 6040 Digital High Speed Servo (SPMSS6040)
Spektrum DSM Micro Race Receiver (SPMSR3520)
Orion R10 Pro Race ESC (ORI65102)
Orion Vortex Pro Race Motor (ORI28207 and ORI28206)