22 2.0 Cab Forward Body - TLR330000

From Team Losi Racing's Frank Root, Product Developer:

On 12/10/2013 we started shipping the 22 2.0 Cab Forward Body.  Our core team drivers like Dustin Evans and Dakotah Phend have been running prototype samples of this body since just before the 2013 ROAR Nationals.  During testing, the team has found the body to have improved low speed steering and better high speed stability - the best of both worlds.  Dakotah did use the prototype Cab Forward Body to win the 2013 ROAR Nationals in 2wd Buggy Modified, so the results are proving how good the body performs!

Just like the 22 and 22 2.0 kit bodies, the body will work for both mid and rear motor configurations.  The body is pre-cut, and only needs a minor trim for the designed configuration.  The body will also fit both the 22 and 22 2.0 buggies.

To maximize the styling and performance of the 22 2.0 Cab Forward Body, the body does fit closely around the electronics and battery within 22 2.0 buggy.  The is abundant room when running a shorty or standard sized LiPo battery, but when running the saddle pack batteries in mid motor configuration, the room is snug.  We have a few suggestions to help make the fit easier for you.

1.  Use a low profile bullet plug type connector.
2.  Solder the wires into the bullet plugs horizontally (at 90 degrees to the bullet) rather than vertically.  This applies to both the power wires and the jumper wire.  The the image below.
3.  If you see a spot where the battery and/or plugs get close to the body, be sure to put some Shoe Goo (DYN8000) thinly on the body.  This will protect the paint.  Make sure the paint on the body is well dried before applying the Shoe Goo.

With these tips, the body will fit great for you, last a long time, and help to put you on top of the podium!  We hope you enjoy the Cab Forward Body as much as we do!

Race on!


Driver Signing – Dakotah "The Phenom" Phend Re-signs with Team Losi Racing

Team Losi Racing is thrilled to announce the re-signing of Dakotah "The Phenom" Phend for the 2014-2015 racing seasons.

“Dakotah has been a great asset to the team since he was just a youngster, racing in the stock classes and winning multiple ROAR National titles along the way. He has grown and matured himself into one of the elite drivers and personalities in our industry, a level many racers have aspire to reach. It has been a pleasure to watch such a talented young man accomplish his goals, on and off the track, capped off with his victory in the 2013 2WD Modified ROAR National Championships.  We are very pleased to have Dakotah continuing to race with Team Losi Racing into the future. “
Kevin Gahan – Team Manager, Team Losi Racing

Dakotah had what many would consider to be a dream year in 2013, driving his Team Losi Racing vehicles to 3 ROAR National Championships in 1/8-scale electric buggy, 4WD short course truck and the prestigious 2WD modified buggy classes. To follow this up on his success Dakotah finished 8th in the debut for the new TLR 22-4 4WD buggy in the 2013 IFMAR World Championships.

"I, along with Team Losi Racing, have had a great 2013 racing reason and I'm looking forward to my renewed partnership with them through the 2015 season.  The last few years with TLR have been great and I'm excited to continue driving, tuning and winning with the full-lineup of electric and nitro TLR vehicles."
Dakotah Phend


Dustin Evans Re-signs with Team Losi Racing

World-class off-road racer Dustin Evans has re-signed with Team Losi Racing. Dustin just wrapped up an impressive season with many notable wins including titles at the JConcepts Indoor Nationals, Rumble in the Rockies, Proline Surf City Classic as well as multiple ROAR National podiums and a respectable finish at the IFMAR Worlds.

"I am very excited to continue with TLR for another three years. We have had some very successful years and with all the great products and people at TLR, there should be many more to come." Dustin Evans

Dustin will continue to play a vital role in contributing feedback to the engineering team as well as providing input on future Team Losi Racing innovations through the 2016 racing season.

“We are very pleased to have Dustin re-sign with Team Losi Racing not only for his driving talent and skills but because he is also as a huge ambassador to the industry on and off the track!”
Andrew Ziegler - Brand Manager, Team Losi Racing


JR Mitch Re-signs with Team Losi Racing

We at Team Losi Racing are pleased to announce that JR Mitch has re-signed with the team through 2016.

Here is what JR had to say: "I’m super happy to continue my partnership with TLR through 2016. The last two years have been great. Working closely with the whole team and being part of that team has embraced me to sign a new three-year contract. I would like to thank everyone at Horizon Hobby and TLR for this great opportunity. Looking forward to the next three years."

Team Losi Racing Facebook


Phillip Atondo wins North vs. South race

TLR's Phillip Atondo wins 1/8th Truck at the 8th annual North vs South this past weekend at Central Valley Raceway in Madera California. The event had just over 100 entries.   


TLR Dominates 2013 JBRL Nitro Series

This past weekend was the final round of the 2013 JBRL Nitro Series hosted by Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA.  After eight months and eight rounds of racing across Southern California three manufactures dominated in the 2013 series.  Team Losi Racing won four classis including Expert Nitro Buggy, Intermediate Nitro Buggy, Electric Buggy, and Expert Nitro Truck.  Pro-Line Racing was the tire of choice for the winners in all eight classes and Nova Rossi engines power the winners in all seven nitro classes!! 
The first few rounds started did go as planned for Team Losi Racing’s Adam Drake.  Drake had great speed at all the events, but ran into a few problems that made his chance for the championship an uphill battle.  Drake was able to work hard and have great results to finish the series and took home the Championship in the Expert Nitro Buggy, Electric Buggy, and Expert Nitro Truck for the second year in a row. 
Robert Wickham won the Championship in the Intermediate Nitro Buggy class.     
Products used by The Drake:
Expert Nitro Buggy
Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0 buggy.
Nova Rossi Keep Off 4 engine and 9901 pipe.
Pro-Line Racing tires and inserts.
Spektrum DX3R Pro radio. 
Hitec 9370 and 9380 servos.
Electric Buggy
Team Losi Racing 8ight E 3.0 buggy.
Tekin RX8 Gen 2 speed control and Tekin 1900KV motor
Pro-Line Racing tires and inserts.
Spektrum DX3R Pro radio. 
Hitec 8370 servos.
Thunder Power 4S (65C) battery.
Expert Nitro Truck
Team Losi Racing 8ight T 2.0  truck.
Nova Rossi Keep Off 7 engine and 9901 pipe.
Pro-Line Racing tires, wheels and inserts.
Spektrum DX3R Pro radio. 
Hitec 9370 and 9380 servos. 



Drake and Wickham win at JBRL nitro finals

The final round of the popular JBRL Nitro Series took place this past weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies. Adam Drake claimed the TQ and win in expert nitro buggy and electric buggy. Robert Wickham won the 25 minute 40+ buggy final.
Adam used Nova Rossi’s Keep Off 4 engine and Pro-Line's X2 Ions to secure the TQ in both rounds of qualifying and to take the victory in the 25 minute nitro final. In the E buggy class Drake again used Pro-Line’s X2 Ions for qualifying and the final. Drake powered his TLR 8ight E 3.0 with Tekin’s RX8 Gen 2 speed controller, Tekin 1900KV motor, and Thunder Power 4S battery.
*More information about the JBRL Championship coming soon...


David Jenson wins JBRL round 8

This past Saturday Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA hosted the final round of the 2013 JBRL electric series.  TLR driver David Jenson TQ'ed and and won the 1/8th E buggy class with his Orion powered TLR 8ight E 3.0 buggy.  In 4wd short course David finished 2nd . 


Adam Drake wins final round of the TLR Grand Prix Series

Team Losi Racing's Adam Drake attended the final round of the TLR Grand Prix Series at Chula Vista R/C Raceway this past weekend.  Adam was the top qualifier in 1/8th nitro buggy and 1/8th nitro truck.  Adam also took the wins in both finals.

Phillip Atondo Wins Octoberfest

Central Valley R/C Raceway hosted the Octoberfest this weekend. TLR's Phillip Atondo TQed the 1/8 nitro buggy class and the only one to go the extra lap in qualifying! Race went deep into the night and track changed a lot with the moisture coming up and under the lights. At the start of the 30 min buggy main Atondo made early mistakes as he dropped back to about 5th witch allowed Tyler Vik and Austin Blair to get out front. Vik and Blair were battling witch allowed Atondo to reel them in! Atondo got by Blair and was setting his sights on Vik who was running a smooth race. Just after the halfway mark Atondo caught Vik and they would swap positions with a great battle and Atondo being patient to get around Vik. In the last 5min of the race Vik crashed in the big rhythm section witch allowed Atondo to get by and pull away for the win!
Atondo's TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy was equipped with a Team Orion 3 port engine and JConcepts Black Hybrid tires.
1st: Phillip Atondo -TLR, Orion
3rd: Jacob Haas - TLR

Dakotah Phend wins Michigan State Finals

After a full year of 6 rounds of racing, racers from all over gathered at AMS Raceway on Saturday October 19th for the final round of the 2013 season. Title battles were still going on for all classes, which meant that we could expect some very close racing all day long. On top of that, some special guests had shown up: Dakotah Phend and Ryan Lutz! On top of the racing excitement, both the series the sponsors had provided a LOT of raffle prizes for the series regulars! At the end of the day, the top 10 in every class in the overall standings were awarded with trophies!
1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy:
TLR’s Dakotah Phend showed up late, due to a school related test in the morning, and went on a rampage with his first run and took over TQ by 9 seconds and this run put him on pole position for the A main.  After the start of the 30 minute main, TLR’s Phend took the lead, closely followed by Lutz, TLR’s Tyler Jones and TLR’s Dylan Gerard. While Phend was clicking off blistering laps, Lutz tried to keep up, but wasn't able to match the pace of Phend.  At the end of the race, Phend was long gone with Jones and Gerard were still battling over the remaining spots on the podium. At the end of the 30 minutes, it was a TLR sweep with TLR/Orion/Pro-Line/Horizon Hobby sponsored Dakotah Phend crossing the line in first, followed by TLR/JConcepts/Horizon Hobby sponsored Tyler Jones in second and TLR/AKA/Horizon Hobby sponsored Dylan Gerard in third.

Dakotah Phend also TQ'ed and won the 4wd SC class with his Orion powered TLR SCTE 2.0!


Team Losi Racing's Dustin Evan's wins JConcepts Fall Indoor Nationals

This past weekend R/C Excitement Hobby and Racing Complex in Fitchburg, MA was host to the 4th stop on the 2013 JConcepts Indoor Nationals tour. With 484 entries and 52 heats it was a weekend packed full of awesome race action.

Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans had a very strong weekend and walked away with some impressive hardware.

Dustin TQed and won the 1/10 Mod 2WD Buggy class

Took 2nd in the 1/10 Mod 2WD Short Course Truck class

Placed 3rd in the 1/10 4WD buggy class

Other Team Losi Racing notables include the very fast James Schlick who placed 5th in mod 2wd SC. And local young gun Toddie Anderson with an 8th in Mod 2wd buggy.

Team Manager, Kevin Gahan, took the new Losi TEN Rally-X to display and demo and received an overwhelming positive reaction and everyone wanted some wheel time. Many individuals inquiring if we were going to make a race class for the TEN Rally-X. What do you think?

Looks like Ryan Maifield is interested too!!!


David Jenson TQ's and Wins 2013 Reedy Truck Race

In the Expert 4WD Short Course TLR driver David Jenson dominated qualifying to take the overall TQ position with his Orion powered Team Losi Racing TEN SCTE 2.0. Also in the A-Main for TLR was Kevin Kimberley starting 3rd on the grid.  David went on to lap everyone in both A-Main #1 and A-Main #2 to take home the win with TLR's Kevin Kimberly finishing 2nd to give Team Losi Racing a 1-2 sweep of the podium.



TLR wins at Rev It Up Weekend.

Team Losi Racing driver's Chandler Elliot and Adam Drake win RC Life's Rev It Up Weekend in Tallahassee FL.  Chandler won the 45 minute truck final and Adam TQ'ed and won the 45 minute buggy final.
 Old School vs. New School


Drake doubles up at Thunder Alley Gas Champs

The 2013 Gas Championships were held this past weekend at Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont CA. The weather was perfect and Levi Jackson built another great layout.  Jimmy Babcock was the race director and kept the sold out program running smooth. 

The Gas Champs is a unique race that runs a heads up racing format for both qualifying and the finals.  Each driver had 1 round of practice on Saturday morning, followed by three rounds of qualifying and double A Mains on Sunday.  Team Losi Racing and Pro-Line were two of the major event sponsors.  Team Losi Racing provided a TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy as a raffle prize.  Pro-Line provided each participant a set of Pro-Line M3 Holeshot tires for buggy and M3 Blockade tires for truggy. 

Adam Drake had a great weekend as the top qualifier and winner in 1/8th Expert Buggy and 1/8th Expert Truck.  Drake used the following products to take the victories at this great event:


Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0 buggy.

Nova Rossi Keep Off 4 engine and 9901 pipe.

Pro-Line M3 Holeshot 2.0 tires.

Hitec 9370 and 9380 servos.

Spektrum DX3R Pro radio and 3520 receiver.


Team Losi Racing 8ight T 2.0 truck.

Nova Rossi Keep Off 7 engine and 9901 pipe.

Pro-Line M3 Holeshot tires and yellow VTR wheels.

Hitec 9370 and 9380 servos.

Spektrum DX3R Pro radio and 3520 receiver.

Chris Austin also took the victory in the Sportsman 1/8th buggy class with his Nova Rossi powered TLR 8ight 3.0!

Mike Garrison wins Summer Shootout.

As the summer months are winding down, this past weekend held the annual "Summer Shootout" event at the R/C Race Barn in Jefferson City, Missouri. The event drew a considerable crowd to the spacious indoor offroad facility, with great racing in all classes. Team Losi Racing driver, Mike Garrison, made the journey with his TLR SCTE 2.0 to compete in the Expert 4wd SCT class. 
Qualifying included three 5-minute rounds, using "rocket round" scoring. The track was dry and slippery by the time the 4wd SCT classes hit the track, but the smooth power of Novak's Pulse ESC/Ballistic 4.5 motor and grippy JConcepts Green Barcode tires had the TLR machine of Garrison working great.

Mike would go on to take the TQ spot in qualifying, and using the new Venom 5800mAh LiPo pack, he would go on to win the extended Expert 4wd SCT A-Main, leading start to finish!

Mike would like to thank all of his sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, JConcepts, Novak, Spektrum,Venom, MIP, Avid R/C, StickIt1 Racing, OGIO, and LiveRC.


Austin Woodyard is ROAR Region 2 Champion!

Austin Woodyard is the 2013 ROAR Region 2 Truggy Champion. Austin also finished 4 th overall in buggy. It was a five race series with one drop.  Congrats Big A!


Mazzara dominates 2013 Race Against Cancer


This past weekend was the 12th Annual Race Against Cancer held at McCulloughs R/C Raceway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The race hosted over 290 entries and the event raised $19,000 to donate to the American Cancer Society. 
 Team Losi Racing driver Anthony Mazzara ran four classes over the weekend where he Top Qualified and Won  Expert Nitro Buggy with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0. He also went on to Top Qualify and Win the Electric Truggy class with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 2.0 with electric conversion kit. To continue his dominance, in the Pro-4 Class Anthony qualified fourth and won the main event with his Team Losi Racing TEN SCT-E 2.0. All of his vehicles exclusively used Proline rubber to provide the traction on his Team Losi Racing vehicles.
(Paul Hauser-Left, Anthony Mazzara-Right)
 Team Losi Racing and Anthony Mazzara teamed up once again to raffle off his hand built Team Losi 8IGHT 3.0, which he finished second with in the A-Main, at the event. The raffle raised $545 towards the $19,000 raised. Paul Hauser was the lucky winner of the 8IGHT-E 3.0.
Anthony's Team Losi Racing Vehicles-We are not sure how he does it racing all of these classes and being one of the best ambassadors to our sport.

Goncalo Melo wins Portuguese Regional Championships

Another victory for Team Losi Racing and Spektrum driver Goncalo Melo with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0. Goncalo won the last round of the Portuguese Regional Center Champs securing him the overall championship win. The young start drove a brilliant race with his father providing the mechanical and pit support. Congrats Goncalo and his father for the great win last weekend. 


Team Losi Racing's Cody Hollis Donminates at the JConcepts Clash

2013 JConcepts Clash - FRC in Flowood, Mississippi

Team Losi Racing driver JR Mitch finished on top in the Pro4 class driving the TEN-SCE 2.0 to victory. JR was also the overall TQ for 1/8 eBuggy. Great work JR!

Driving a Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0, Jimmy Vanderhaar took the top podium spot in the 1/8 Nitro Sportsman Buggy Class. Congrats Jimmy!

Team Losi Racing driver Cody Hollis dominated the competition winning every qualifying round, taking the overall TQ and coming out on top for a well-deserved 1st place in 2wd truck with the Team Losi Racing 22T Kit. Hollis FTW!!

Congrats to all the drivers for their outstanding performance in all of the classes!