Drake Wins Toys for Tots

This past weekend Revelation Raceway hosted a Toys for Tots race in Socal.  It was a very successful weekend with 115 entries with many of the top drivers in attendance.  Revelation held a large raffle with lots of great prizes.

TLR driver Adam Drake set the pace in qualifying taking both the Truggy and Buggy overall TQ with his TLR 8ight-T 3.0 and 8ight 3.0.  Drake would go on to lead both the Truggy and Buggy main events from start to finish for the victory's.  In the truggy class teammate Tyler Brown would finish in the runner up spot with his TLR 8ight-T 3.0 Truggy.


Drake Sweeps AZRCR Championship Series Finals

This past weekend Fear Farm Raceway hosted the final round of the AZRCR Championships Series presented by TLR.  The one and only Kenny Brosh was the race announcer for the entire series.  The final event had a slight delay Saturday morning due to mother nature, but racing got back underway around noon after a short practice session.  Billy Fischer set the pace in round one of buggy with his TLR 8ight 3.0 why Adam Drake did the same in truck with his TLR 8ight-T 3.0.  In round two Drake set the pace in both classes and was able to clinch the TQ in both buggy and truck.  Drake went on to led both finals from start to finish to sweep the final round of the AZRCR Championship Series.

Taylor Peterson Dominates The Lone Star Classic

Taylor Peterson shines bright in Texas!  The Lone Star Classic was held at Indy R/C World in Garland, TX which attracted some of the top pro's from nearby states.  Peterson dominated both pro classes with a pair of TQ's once qualifying was finished.  Peterson was able to drive both his TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy and 8ight-T 3.0 truggy to victory in the grueling long main events. 


JP Richards Wins Round 3 of The WRL Series

JP Richard Wins Round 3 of The WRL Series 

This past weekend was the 3rd round of the WRL (Winter Racing League) at Sparks Park.  The series has been doing very well this year with it averaging over 190 entries.  TLR driver JP Richards is running all three mod classes throughout the series.  JP was able to take the TQ in both 2wd & 4wd buggy but would start 2nd in Pro2.  JP was able to turn his TQ's into victory's along with Pro2 making it a perfect weekend and extending his points lead.  

JP Richard's will be at the Toys for Tots race this weekend at The Ohio RC Factory next Sunday.   


TLR's Chico Alvarado Wins The F.T.M.S Pro4 Championship!!

The F.T.M.S series consists of 6 races with your best 4 races counting towards the series points. When all the points were added up for the 2014 season, TLR, Horizon Hobby Team Driver Chico Alvarado would win the 2014 Pro4 championship with his TLR Ten-SCTE 2.0. We asked Chico about his summer of racing and he had this to say "The season went great and my TLR Ten-SCTE 2.0 truck would work great from round to round throughout the summer. My truck held up great throughout the season and I never had to replace one part on my truck all summer".  Congratulations Chico well done!!

JP Richard's Wins Turkey Run Race

Over the weekend The Ohio RC Factory held the 3rd annual Turkey Run Race.  The race was well attended with over 100+ entries for the one day event.  A lot of the local racers used this event as a warm up race for the upcoming Midwest Champs in January.  TLR factory driver JP Richards was able to take the TQ and win in both 2wd and 4wd buggy with his 22 2.0 along with his 22-4.  #22empire #TLR SpektrumRC @Horizon_Hobby

Cody Hollis Wins Jconcepts Winter Indoor Invitational

This past weekend was the Jconcepts Indoor Winter Invitational.  This particular race is run very much like the Reedy Race with both your 2wd & 4wd results combined together for the overall. TLR driver Cody Hollis would drive both his TLR 22 2.0 & 22-4 to victory against some tough competition after the long two days of racing. TLR teammate Taylor Larson would come home with the final podium spot in 3rd. #22empire @horizon_hobby @spektrumrc @jconcepts #TLR


Jason Moberly Take TQ & Win at Outback Raceway

Great job to Jason Moberly for taking the TQ and win in Mod 2wd SCT at the Outback Raceway for the 2014 Fall Brawl.  Jason used the new 22sct 2.0 truck with Ryan Maifields mid motor setup.  #22empire #TLR @Horizon_Hobby SpektrumRC

Collin Weahterholt Takes Victory at JCP Nitro Winter Series Rd1

Collin Weatherholt starts out the JCP Raceway Nitro Winter Series with a bang taking the victory in both 1/8th electric and 1/8th nitro buggy.  Collin used the current TLR 8ight-E 3.0 and TLR 8ight 3.0 Nitro buggy to race to victory.  Great job Collin!  #8realm #TLR @Horizon_Hobby SpektrumRC


TLR 2014 JBRL Series Champions

Team Losi Racing would like to congratulation Victor Guerrero, Jose Castelan, and Adam Drake for being crowned the 2014 JBRL Series Champions!

Expert Truggy Champion
Adam Drake 
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 3.0        

1/8 Electric Champion
Adam Drake
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-E 3.0

Intermediate Buggy Champion
Victor Guerrero
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0

Intermediate Truggy Champion
Victor Guerrero
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 3.0

Sportsman Buggy Champion
Jose Castelan
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT 3.0

Sportsman Truggy Champion
Jose Castelan
Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 3.0


Jérôme Sartel joins Team Losi Racing

We are very pleased and excited to welcome Jérôme Sartel to the Horizon Hobby and Team Losi Racing Family.

Jérôme is well known worldwide for his professionalism, his off-road driving skills, and his excellent communication but also for his availability as a true ambassador to the RC Industry both on and off the track.

Jérôme will be in charge of developing our surface category brands as well as our marketing and event management in France. He will also be directly supporting our French Team Losi Racing drivers.

Aside from these tasks Jérôme will continue his successful driving career under the Team Losi Racing colors! He fits the true persona of what it means to be a team driver for Team Losi Racing.

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2014 Novarossi Nitro Challenge

The 2014 Novarossi Nitro Challenge took place at MRRC Raceway this past weekend in New York.Team Losi Racing, Novarossi, Pro-Line driver Adam Drake was on hand to help with set-ups and engine tuning.

Saturday kicked off with four rounds of qualifying.  Qual points were used to set the starting grid for the 30 minute truck final and the 45 minute buggy final.  Drake was on fire during qualifying and took the TQ honors in truck and buggy by setting the fastest time in 3 out of the 4 rounds.  

In the 30 minute truck final Drake was followed closely by his teammate Anthony Mazzara.  Drake and Mazzarra pulled away from the rest of the field and finished first and second.  TLR 8IGH- T 3.0, Nova Rossi engines and Pro-Line M3 Holeshots finish 1st and 2nd!

By the time the 45 minute buggy final was up the track was getting extremely bumpy.  Drake again got off to a great start and pulled away from Reno Savoya and Anthony Mazzara.  Drake ended up winning by a little over 29 seconds.  Second went to Savoya, and third was Mazzara.  TLR 8IGHT 3.0, Nova Rossi Keep Off 4 engine, and Pro-Line Holeshot 2.0 finish 1st and 3rd!

Huge thanks to Nova Rossi, Rohan Grant, and MRRC Raceway for the great event!


2014 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals - TLR Report

The 2014 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals took place at Space Coast RC Raceway this past weekend and what a weekend for our entire team of drivers. Team Losi Racing was in the house sweating it out with the best of the best to see could be crowned a National Champion. After multiple practice rounds, seeding rounds, qualifying runs and the Mains here is where it all shook out.

In the hottest class of the weekend, even though the entire building was HOT, 'dePhending" 2013 2WD ROAR National Champion Dakotah "The Phenom" put on a clinic for all drivers taking the TQ honors in qualifying. Early struggles in A1 caused Dakotah to drop back in the pack. Dakotah put his head down and drove with skill and determination to put himself and his mid-motor 22 2.0 in position to be able to make a very impressive last lap pass to take the win in the first main. Dakotah got off to a much better start in A2 and would not be denied as he successfully defended his 2013 Championship by winning this year as well. Another unique factor to this back-to-back championship for both Dakotah and the 22 2.0 Buggy is that Dakotah has won the last two ROAR Championships with both the rear motor and mid-motor configurations!

The Pro Truck class had a stacked list of heavy hitters that have seen their fair share of podiums finishes but Dakotah showed them how to make it happen and he did just that. Dominating in practice and in the practice seeding rounds Dakotah lined up second on the qualifying grid. From the tone Dakotah would get out front quick in both A1 and A2 and never looked back. This marked his second National Championship of the weekend with his Team Orion-powered 22T Truck.

Continuing to put his stamp on the event Dakotah also TQed the 4WD Modified Buggy class in dominating
fashion with his orange and blue TLR 22-4 Buggy. Not only was Dakotah flying, teammates Ryan Maifield and JR Mitch also had exceptional weekends, with JR also taking a round TQ. The competition was fierce and Dakotah fought hard in the mains. After finishing second in the first A-main Dakotah battled back to win the second A-main and force a third to determine the overall National Champion. Dakotah would fall a bit short in taking the trifecta, finishing third in the final A-main but locking up second in the overall standings.

In 2WD Short Course truck Team Losi Racing drivers Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans and JR Mitch all drove spectacularly to place their 22SCT 2.0 trucks in the A-Main. Ryan led the charge in the mains, finishing third, second and winning the final A-main to come home second overall in his first ROAR Nationals appearance since joining the team.

Congrats to all of the Team Losi Racing Drivers and a huge thanks to ROAR and Space Coast Raceway for making this weekend possible!


TLR’s Zanchettin 2014 Italian National Champion

From our Italian Team Losi Racing Team Manager - Francesco Baldo

This year’s Italian Championship was all about Team Losi Racing, all four races in the Italian Championship 1/8 buggy series were won by a TLR driver, with Alex Zanchettin winning three races and Alessandro Stocco winning one. Winning the Italian Championship is not the only a good reason for our team to celebrate, but that the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT platform won in every track surface imaginable from a cement track to a “potato field” track to a smooth/groomed track and each in both wet and dry conditions. Basically, just to say it nicely, “we nailed it” proving that the 8IGHT 3.0 buggy is now at a point, where driving it WILL make you more competitive at any race track, no more excuse about it. This year, the TLR team did a great job. Alex, Alessandro, Walter, Maurizio, Eghlis, Erik, Nicola and Giacomo won nearly every race they participated in at the local level and constantly won or arrived in the finals at the events at national or international level. We are proud to have such a good team who have been working hard and very close together to achieve the best results.

Today is a day of celebration for the Zanchettin family for the title that Alex was so close to last year, but slipped away due to a couple of driving mistakes. This year, we could write about the level of maturity that Alex has reached, but like Adriano Zanchettin would say, “it would have been much harder for us to win if we hadn’t had a great team behind us, sharing information, testing products and getting together at the end of every qualifying run to share our thoughts”. So, the bottom line is: Well done Alex and Adriano Zanchettin, your success is the starting line for a great future in the RC business. You demonstrated to be able to adapt your equipment and mostly your head, passion and temperament to every track and every occasion.

Well done for Alessandro Stocco, the second place in the championship was so close. Unfortunately, one episode denied a result that would have been well deserved. Well done to Walter Floris, Maurizio Tinnirello and Eghlis Gallo, you have always been present in the major events and contributed to this amazing season’s result. A special thanks goes to the Bottosso family that during this hard year 2014, supported TLR in a fantastic way and managed to get Erik, Giacomo and Nicola constantly on the track, showing that good manners and great passion are the best way to achieve great results in and off the track. As Horizon Hobby/TLR we would like to thank ALL our drivers for this amazing season. We are proud to have such a good team and we are sure that the rest of the season will bring even more satisfaction.


TLR Shreds at the 2014 Surf City Classic

This past weekend was the 2014 Surf City Classic at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA. and with over 380 entries and some of the top drivers in the country battling it out, it was the place to be! Feeling very comfortable with his new rides, Team Losi Racing’s Ryan Maifield had an impressive weekend where he TQed 3 out of 4 class and ended up taking the win in all 4 of those classes for the sweep.

Overall the TLR drivers put on a clinic winning 7 out of the 9 classes and placing for 11 podium positions.  Congrats to all of the Team Losi Racing drivers!

Stock Buggy 17.5
1) James Raschko  TLR-22 2.0
2) Frank Root TLR-22 2.0
3) Dayton Brown TLR-22 2.0

1) (TQ)Dayton Brown TLR-22SCT

Pro 4
1) (TQ)Frank Root TLR-TEN-SCTE
2) Jake Thayer TLR-TEN-SCTE
3) Ryan Dunford  TLR-TEN-SCTE

Mod 4wd Buggy
1) (TQ)Ryan Maifield TLR-22 2.0

Mod Buggy
1) (TQ)Ryan Maifield TLR-22-4

1/8th Buggy
1) (TQ)Ryan Maifield TLR-8IGHT-E 3.0

Pro 2
1) Ryan Maifield TLR-22SCT 2.0

Surfs Up!!!