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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hobby Masters, Redding CA.

This past weekend I headed up north to another new track, Hobby Masters in Redding CA. It was an awesome track with good drivers stand, pit lane and really good dirt that was hard packed with a bit of small rock in it and high bite in most of the track. All the pit area was on pavement witch we all know is really nice. I raced both Buggy and Truggy, TQ'ed Buggy and 2nd in Truggy. In the Buggy main I pulled away from the field and a little over half a lap lead by the 7min mark (8ight 2.0 was amazing) and after my first pit stop I ended up breaking out, but the Truggy main everything stayed together and ran great to the finish winning by 2 laps. I had a great time at this new track and everyone there really appreciated me showing up and I will be back for a lot more track time! Hope to see everyone this weekend at the Toys for Tots race at Thunder Alley!

P.S. Also this past weekend John Scott (Team Losi driver) and two sportsman drivers won a 3hour enduro with a Losi 8ight 2.0 that was held at Central Valley Raceway in Madera, CA.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I had a great relaxing time with my Wife Courtney and Daughters; Lily(4) and Shelby (18 months). Like Thrue stated, with the year coming to a close I am looking forward to a great new year.

The team for 09 looks stronger than ever and I for one can't wait. Good luck racing this weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Time

This past weekend we had a pretty spread out good weekend of racing for Team Losi. I was in Boulder City Nevada for the Nevada State Championships while Billy Fischer was in Tucson for a race at Hobbytown and Adam was staying local holding it down at Revelation for the Kyosho race. This year has been a really exciting year and am kinda bummed and relieved at the same time that it is coming to a close. We have the upcoming toys for tots race at thunder alley in a few weeks for our final race of 2008 which should be a really fun race and for a good cause. Other than that we will just be practicing and testing at our local tracks to make everything that much better for the upcoming 2009 race season :) Hope to see everyone at the tracks and thanks again for all the support everyone gives to us. it really does mean alot.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Arizona Championship Series Rd. 2

This weekend was round number 2 of the ACS, this time in Tucson at Hobbytown USA. The facility isn't your normal cookie cutter nitro racing facility, but everybody seemed to adapt quite well. Race director Kenny Brosh once again ran a great program, and everyone was able to get home quite early even with 12 full heats.

When qualifying was over, the Expert Buggy class had myself as TQ, Casey Peck 2nd, and Ryan Maifield 3rd. I was able to capture the TQ in the Expert Truggy class as well. In the Intermediate Buggy class, it was once again Cody Rothe securing the TQ spot with his 8ight 2.0, just as he did in the first round of the series.

In the Expert Buggy main, I was able to hold off a hard-charging Ryan Maifield to take the win, with fellow Losi driver Chris Wheeler getting third just as he did in Round 1. Casey ended up having some technical difficulties, as did the Intermediate Buggy winner from the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Mike Friery. In the Intermediate Buggy class it was Cody Rothe taking the win for the 2nd round in a row, and in the Intermediate Truggy class it was Verich Wright taking the win with his 8ight-T. In the Expert Truggy main event I had a problem while leading and it took me out of the race. Casey had some problems in qualifying, but managed to bump up from the B main to get 3rd overall.

It was a fun weekend for everyone, and very good showing once again for Team Losi. I'm already looking forward to the rest of this 7 race series!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

JBRL Nitro Series

Last weekend was the final race of the JBRL Nitro Series at Hot Rod Hobbies. This was my first year running the complete JBRL series. I want to thank Jimmy Babcock and his crew for such a great series. It will be on my schedule again for 2009. The competition was awesome and the atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back. Now for some results, In the 1/8th Pro claas it was all Mike Truhe at the Finals. Mike TQ'ed and won the final. I finished second in both buggy and truggy. Kyle Johnson TQ'ed and won both 1/8th open buggy and 1/8th open truck. The series is eight races long and when the dust settled I was able to edge out Mike for the overall in the 1/8th Pro Buggy class. As a matter of fact Losi / GRP was able to win all 8ight races in the 1/8th Pro Buggy class. Kyle Johnson won the overall in both open classes.

Round #1 Revelation Raceway
1st Adam Drake (TQ)

Round #2 Green Flag Raceway
1st Mike Truhe
Drake (TQ)

Round #3 Hemet R/C Track
1st Matt Castellano (TQ)

Round #4 Sun Valley
1st Adam Drake
Clint Watchter (TQ)

Round #5 Thunder Alley
1st Adam Drake(TQ)

Round #6 Full Throttle Hobbies
1st Mike Truhe
Drake (TQ)

Round #7 Revelation Raceway
1st Mike Truhe

Round #8 Hot Rod Hobbies
1st Mike Truhe (TQ)

Hope to see everyone at the Toys for Tots race at Thunder Alley in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sidewinder @ Thunder Alley....

Hello everyone! After a couple weeks being back from the Sidewinder race I have had plenty of time to reflect on the trip. I had a blast! I arrived Thursday morning at Ontario just minutes from Losi/Horizon. The plan was to hit Revalations that night and Thunder Alley Fri-Sun. I got the chance to meet everyone at Losi and do some awesome racing with some of the best talent in the U.S.

After arriving to Thunder Alley it was clear that the crew put a lot of effort into the track layout and facility. It was a very tough, technical track with huge elevation changes. I was excited! In the end I bumped up through some lower mains and found myself with 12 fast guys all wanting a spot in the Amain. The new Losi 8 2.0 was great and handled the rough track easily. I worked into the lead and fought it out for a few laps only to fall a bit short in the end. Congrats to Matt Castellano for going to the Amain and the strong run by the rest of the Losi team mates!

After the trip I cam home with a little motivation and have been hitting my local tracks during the week for testing. After seeing the work ethic of everyone involved with Losi it just made sense and help push me. I'm glad I made the trip. Special Thanks to Adam and Ronda for having me out!

Next stop...Toys for Tots @ Thunder Alley!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hutchinson Fall Classic

Well the 2008 Hutchinson Fall Classic was 0nce again a blast! The race format was different than most electric races. Thursday and Friday were open practice and Saturday was a "stock day" where everyone races stock 2wd and stock truck. Myself and Dustin Evans competed in both stock classes using the Losi Xcelorin 13.5 motors. I experimented a bit with gearing and was very pleased with the performance of the motors. Dustin and I were able to use the horsepower to our advantage. I ended up TQ and winner of the Stock 2wd class and Dustin was TQ and winner of the Stock Truck class. It was a great showing for Losi and Xcelorin products. Sunday kicked off the modified classes where we competed in 2wd, 4wd, and truck. In 2wd modified Dustin was able to get around TQ Jared Tebo to take the win in the first two A mains. I had some electronic issues throughout qualifying and started 10th on the grid but made a hard charge in the mains to end up 3rd overall behind Evans and Tebo. The 4wd class was dominated from start to finish by Tebo while 2nd place went to Losi/Spektrum driver Matt Lee and I finished in 3rd. In the modified truck class Dustin was top qualifier and I would start 2nd. In the end I was able to take the overall win by clenching the A2 and A3 mains.

It was a great time and I am very happy that Losi/Xcelorin/Spektrum powered myself and Dustin to win 4 of the 5 classes at the Fall Classic :)


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hello Everyone! Last weekend was a blast out at the Sidewinder. My partner in crime and Super fast teammate Billy Fischer and I made a red eye trip out to Cali to put the 2.0 in action.

The Thunder Alley track proved to be a challenge, it really put my mind to the test. I ended up in the B main which was a true dogfight full of my Losi team mates. It was one of those mains that you come off the track happy no matter the out come. (of course I wanted to bump)

I am looking forward to this weekend as we have the second round of the ACS (Arizona Championship Series) as the reigning buggy Champ. This year is even tougher yet as everyone has stepped their game. With the 2.0 buggy and the Plus 4 engine combo I will give'er all she's got! Good luck racing

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Clear Lake Thunder Valley

Hi everyone! Last weekend I posted that I was heading up North for a Truggy race in Clear lake. When I arrived I saw a big house on a huge piece of property with big red barns and one had a dirt oval in it. The track was pretty small with lots of natural seeping off camber turns and berms in every corner so you could just punch it all the way around if you wanted to, the dirt was awesome! It held the moisture very well due to it being a little sandy. My Buggy and Truggy felt really good and just before the quals started here came the rain and a couple minutes later it was pouring and they had to cancel the race. I was hoping to win that $200 so my son could! I hope to head down south soon for some club racing.

P.S. I wanted to say great job to the team at the Sidewinder race. I wish I could have been there.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Hi Everyone,
I'm back from Sidewinder and I have to say that Rob and Levi did a great job on the track. It was one of the best tracks that I have driven on in a long time. I will be heading back to the track with some of the team for some more practice on Tuesday.

The Losi team was on fire this weekend with Mike Friery winning Int. Buggy, Eddie Laret winning Int. Truggy with GRP tires. Adam Drake and Billy Fischer were flying in the 45min A-main to place 2nd and 3rd in Expert Truggy. In Expert Buggy Adam was the TQ but had a problem that took him out of the race while leading by 15 seconds. Mike Truhe had a problem but was able to charge back after being a lap and a half down to place 3rd, 15 seconds from the lead. Billy fischer placed 7th after a problem on the last lap. All in all, the team did great and I was happy to see everyone there. I would like to thank the whole Losi team for all their help this weekend.

Also a big thanks to Jimmy Babcock for a great race. (Keep up the good work Jimmy)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dyno Dan's Pre-Sidewinder Report

Hey Losi Fans! This week is the Sidewinder Race at the semi legendary Thunder Alley in Beaumont, CA. Team Losi will be out in full force with alot of our team drivers coming in from out of town to participate. The weather looks good and I'm excited to see all of the new 2.0s in action. Todd Hodge and I commenced our pre-race thrash late last night trying our best to finish our cars. Hodge went with a Rockstar and was on a TQ wrenching pace. My 12 oz Mt. Dew just wasn't enough, and my bodily functions failed around midnight just before the shock rebuild.

It's gonna be a great race! Stop by the pits and check us out!


Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know Losi will be heading out to Sidewinder tomorrow. The track should be great, Rob always builds a really good track. It should be a lot of fun with Billy Fishcer, Casey Peck, and Alan Burton making the trip out to join the rest of the Losi team. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the race this weekend and if anyone needs any help with set-up don't hesitate to stop by the Losi tents.

Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Hello everyone, myself and 13 or so other AZ residents are getting ready to depart to the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in Beaumont, CA. This is the same facility that hosted the 2008 ROAR Buggy Nationals, Thunder Alley. I am very excited to go back to this awesome facility considering how the Buggy Nats went for me. I will be racing my 8ight 2.0 and my 8ight-T during this 2-day event. Although this is usually a medium sized race, there seems as though there will be more entries than in years past which will definitely make for an exciting weekend. All in all, it should turn out to be a fun weekend! Wish our team luck!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Season Coming To An End

What's up guys! sorry I took so long to get on here with my team. I have been doing a lot of local racing after the worlds and trying new things out at my track, Riverfront R/C. All I can say is that the new 8ight 2.0 is awesome and lots of local racers can't wait to get their hands on it. My new Novarossi Plus 4 Tuned engines that I have been running are great and can't wait for the 09' season to begin. This weekend I'm going to a new track up north with John Scott to check it out and show off the 8ight 2.0 and truggy. They are giving away $200 for the Pro Truggy win and hope I will take that home!
About a month ago Ronda and I got engaged to be married. The plan is for late summer of 2009. Last weekend week took engagement photos at Kimberly Crest House & Gardens. Jason Boulanger who you may all know from the JRBL Series was our photographer and Jason did an amazing job.

This weekend is the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion at Thunder Alley Raceway. I'm picking up Alan Burton (from Alabama) at the airport tomorrow morning. Alan and I are going to do a little testing at Revelation Raceway tomorrow night and then we will be at Thunder Alley the rest of the weekend. Should be a great time.

Have a Great Weekend!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Racing

After just getting back from the reedy truck race, it is time to get ready for the Fall Classic in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Fall classic is one of my favorite regional races, great track, good people, and tons of fun. It is also unique because they run stock on saturday and modified on sunday, this encourages everyone to race stock, and creates some of the tightest racing around. This week will be full of practicing and preperation for next weeks race. Till we get back, good luck racing.
Dustin Evans

On to the next one!

Well I've been home for a week now from the Reedy Truck Race. I had a really good time at the race. I was very happy with how my XXX-Tcr performed on the track. It was very stable and had consistent traction throughout the changing traction levels. I also really enjoyed running my 8ight-T on Hot Rod Hobbies track. Initially I thought it might not be much fun to run a big truggy on such a tight track but it made for some very close racing. I broke in a brand new .21 GRP for the race and it ran awesome! I am a little disappointed now to be back home in CO because our gas season is over and I won't be able to run my 8ight-T until 2009. Luckily though I will have more than enough opportunities to race electric indoor (my favorite :) in the upcoming months. Dustin and myself will be heading to the Hutchinson Fall Classic next weekend at Hi-Performance Hobbies in Hutchinson, KS. Although this is a smaller event it is one of my favorite races of the year. The track is a good size with awesome clay. Plus the locals are always very fast. Should be a good time and I will update with results after the race.