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Monday, October 27, 2008

Reedy Truck Race

Hello all. Its been an exciting summer race season for myself and Losi. It is coming to a close for this "race season". this past weekend we competed in the Reedy Truck Race of Champions held at Hot Rod Hobbies. It is a very small tight track so you can say very unconventional for the truggies. In the Sportsman truggy class up and coming Losi driver Kyle Johnson put on a clinic top qualifying and than winning the main by a few laps ahead of second place. In the factory Truggy class we had a good showing with 3 out of the top 5 trucks in qualifying (Billy Fischer, myself and Dustin Evans) and one more addition with Clint Wachter bumping into the final after a very exciting B-main. The main was probably one of the most mentally demanding finals i have run in with the lap times being 15 seconds that meant we were gonna run 160 plus laps in the final. It seemed like you were in traffic for the entire 45 minutes. Billy Fischer had an awesome truck all weekend and in the final it looked like it was gonna prove itself as shortly after the first fuel stop he had passed cavalieri and started pulling away. traffic and some unfortunate bobbles let cavalieri by and held a charging Fischer off with Billy getting second. I ended up finishing 4th. In the Modified Truck class Dustin Evans, Matt Chambers and myself made the main but could never get to the front in the finals to contend for the win but in the end we were all really happy with our trucks and our Losi Xcelorin brushless systems. Everyones stuff ran flawless all weekend with no problems. It was a pretty good weekend all and all. We have a few more races this year with the Sidewinder race and the JBRL final next month which has been a very fun and exciting series with Adam Drake and myself battling for the series with Adam clinching the series by a point going into the final with 5 good points already :) Until next time happy racing.

Losi 8ight 2.0

Hello Everyone!

As you know by now the Losi 8ight 2.0 was released last week. If anyone has set-up questions or needs tech help please feel free to email me direct at

Talk to you soon,


Thursday, October 23, 2008

8ight 2.0 thread coming soon!

Hello Losi fans! My name is Dan Hissam, and I am a product engineer at Losi. This is an exciting time here at Losi with the release of the 2.0 buggy! We are currently constructing an 8ight 2.0 thread to discuss set-ups, tech tips and answer any questions pertaining to the 8ight or 8ight 2.0 buggy. Please check back periodically and I will be more than happy to answer any questions. Until then, have fun and enjoy the new car!
Dan Hissam

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Horizon Hobby Shootout

JTec Racing and Fun hosted the Horizon Hobby Shootout. The track and hobby shop are located in Tilton, IL. The event was a blast. I raced both Nitro Off-Road and Dirt Oval. I finished second in the Late Model class behind Billy Fischer. We were both running the new Losi L8ight model. We finished .6 of a second a part and were smiling the entire final. I won the truggy and buggy class with Mike Truhe finishing second in truggy and Billy Fischer finished second in buggy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Xcelorin motor sets world record in R/C drag racing!

This morning, Losi welcomed three R/C drag racers from the Miniature Hot Rod Association to our office. Mike Smith (kneeling in picture) is holding Randy Spiering's world record-setting funny car. Using a Losi Xcelorin 6400Kv motor, Randy covered the scale 1/4 mile (132') in 1.54 seconds @84.1MPH to set the new record last weekend in Texas. Gary Kirkpatrick (left) is holding a fueler that runs in the 2 second (70MPH) bracket class and features an Xcelorin motor as well. Jim Schauer (right) is holding a top fuel dragster that runs on a 3S LiPo and covers the scale 1/4 mile in 1.41 seconds @96MPH. Losi electronics product manager Ron Schuur (center) provided some new "secret" developments for the guys to try at their next race. For more information on RC Drag Racing and a schedule of local events in California, visit

Monday, October 6, 2008

2008 Off -Road Expo

Losi and Pacific Coast Hobbies teamed up over the past weekend to exhibit at the largest 1:1 scale off-road and rock crawling show in the country held in Pomona, CA. Thousands of off-road and crawling enthusiasts packed the LA County Fairgrounds over the three days to see the latest tire, suspension, accessory and vehicle developments in this incredibly popular segment. The Losi display was busy throughout the entire weekend, as our 1/18 Mini-Rock Crawler gathered lots of attention on our demo track, and there was a consistent line of people waiting their turn for a test drive.

Nicole Johnson, one of the most popular 1:1 rock crawling drivers, visited our booth to try a Losi 1/18 crawler and drew quite a crowd. Being part of this exciting show opened many doors for us to connect with new and existing Losi customers and we look forward to attending the Spring Off-Road Expo in March, 2009.