A Month of Domination on the rocks!
Team Losi’s rock crawling drivers have been on a roll throughout the month of November! Across the country, competition has been heating up as temperatures cool down. Jake Wright started the winning trend by claiming the 2010 Utah State Championship with his Team Losi Comp Crawler. Jake battled his way to the top spot against a field that featured drivers from all over the world, including the 2009 Utah State Champion, Mike Thompson. This year, the Utah State Championships is part of the USRCCA qualifying series. By winning this event, Jake has earned an entry to the 2011 USRCCA Nationals!
Continuing the winning trend, Team Drivers Jay Robinette and Nabil Jamali both claimed impressive series wins in Colorado and San Diego. Our newest team member, Mark Reel of Upland, CA, claimed his first ever Pro 2.2 class win in the 1st Annual SoCal Cash Comp held in Apple Valley, California. Great job Mark, and welcome to the team!
Wrapping up the month, Jake Wright traveled all the way to Alabama to attend the 2010 Vanquish Products Turkey Crawl. This year’s Turkey Crawl featured a new class, 2.2 Sportsman. The sportsman class challenges Pro drivers to navigate courses with shaft-driven vehicles and a two-channel radio limit. With no “dig” or “rear steering” Sportsman drivers must rely on nerves of steel and pinpoint accuracy to succeed. Throughout the day, a fierce battle unfolded between Jake Wright, 2010 National Champion Austin Dunn, and New Jersey’s James Caruso. Top drivers Scott Syjut, Trace Hillburn, and Team T1E’s Andy Zuber were all within striking distance. In the end, Jake Wright piloted his modified Night Crawler to an impressive victory, with a 17 point margin over 2nd place. Jake credits his win to his Red Compound Boss Claws and smooth 4-link suspension.
In the 2.2 Pro Class, Jake would once again do battle with defending Champion Austin Dunn. Both drivers traded the lead all day, posting extremely low scores on the gravity defying courses. In the end, Jake landed in 3rd place overall, a very impressive finish against the World class talent in attendance.
Until next time, have a Happy Holidays! See you on the rocks!