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!

TLR wins JBRL Nitro Series at Thunder Alley Raceway.

Adam Drake TQ’s and wins three classes at the JBRL Nitro Series round 6 at Thunder Alley Raceway.  In the nitro buggy class Adam used his standard set-up for the TLR 8ight 3.0 which can be found here:  http://www.tlracing.com/ProdInfo/Files/TLR04000_Adam_Drake_Standard_Setup_Sheet.pdf  Adam used Nova Rossi’s BTTS WC engine and Pro-Line’s M3 Holeshot tires for both qualifying and the 25 minute final.  In the E buggy class it was a battle between TLR teammates Mike Truhe and Adam Drake who were both running the new TLR 8ight E 3.0 buggy and Pro-Line M3 Holeshot tires.  The two drivers would finish just a few seconds apart after the 10 minute final.  Drake used Tekin’s RX8 Gen 2 speed controller, Tekin 1900KV motor, and Thunder Power 4S battery to power his 8ight E 3.0.  In the nitro truck class Drake took the win with his TLR 8ight T 2.0 powered by Nova Rossi’s Keep Off 7 engine and Pro-Line’s M3 Holeshot tires.  Jose Alvarado took the victories in both Sportsman Buggy and Truck with his TLR 8ight 3.0 and 8ight T 2.0!

TLR dominates 1/8th Portuguese Nationals

Team Losi Racing drivers, Miguel Matias and Ricardo Monteiro dominate the 2013 Portuguese Nationals. Miguel took the overall win with Ricardo finishing 2nd giving Team Losi Racing and the 8IGHT 3.0 a 1-2 sweep of the podium. Both drivers used Spektrum radios and servos to pilot their vehicles to this dominating performance.
Ricardo Monteiro 2nd (Left) Miguel Matias 1st (Right)

In the Junior Category, Joao Lopes won the overall with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0 controlled by Spektrum.
Joao Lopes-Junior Champion


Ramon Nuno wins 1/10 2wd Andalucia Championship with 22 2.0

Last weekend was the third round of the 1/10 2WD AndalucĂ­a Championship where Team Losi Racing's Ramon Nuno and the rest of the team did a fantastic job with their new TLR 22 2.0's. With one round to go and with three of three victories, Ramon has secured the 2013 1/10 2WD AndalucĂ­a Championship.

Ramon Nuno with his winning 22 2.0
During the race, Ramon set a blistering pace and top qualified every round and posted the fastest lap times. Ramon then went onto to win both A1 and A2 for the overall victory. The rest of Team Losi Racing ran well with Luis Miguel Garcia finishing 7th and Jose Divina in 8th.

Team Losi Racing Spain

Ramon's Winning Setup



Team Losi Racing Wins Sidewinder NItro Explosion

Chula Vista R/C Raceway was the host for the 10th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion this past weekend.  The event had 170 entries.  Qualifying consisted of three rounds on Saturday using your two best points to set up the grid for Sunday’s 45 minute finals.
Adam Drake was top qualifier in the nitro buggy class.  Drake started the 45 minute final by laying down some of the fastest laps of the weekend in his Nova Rossi powered TLR 8ight 3.0.  By the halfway point of the race Drake had a commanding lead and the battle was on for second and third.  Mark Pavidis and his 8IGHT 3.0 made a charge to the front after a rough start to catch and pass Jeremy Kortz to take second.  Kortz had problems of his own as the race came to a close and Sean Gaffney was able to sneak by for third on the final lap. 
In the truck final Adam Drake started 2nd on the grid, but was able to take the lead from Drew Moller around the 6 minute mark.  Drake put is consistent fast laps and had great pit stops from Tim Long and was able to pull away from the field to take the win by 22 seconds.  Drew Moller finished second followed by Sean Gaffney.  All three driver’s where running Nova Rossi Keep Off 7 engines and Pro-Line VTR Blockades in M3. 
AKA's Mark Pavidis also TQ’ed and won the 40+ buggy class followed by TLR teammate Don Vinkemulder.  There were a total of 8 Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0’s in the 40+ buggy final!