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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Electric Nationals - A2 Mod Buggy

Electric Nationals - A2 Mod Truck

The Losi team was charging hard with Dakotah Phend just about stopping Maifield from winning the ROAR Champoinship in Mod truck. Everyone here cannot wait to see what Dakotah does in the last A3 of Mod Truck; it should be good.

Be sure to look for results here on the Losi blog. I will post the Mod Buggy, and Mod 4wd Buggy is the next race.

Electric Nationals - A1 Mod 4WD Results

Electric Nationals - A1 Mod Buggy

As you can see Maifield was docked 5 secs for taking-out Tebo at the finish line, which gave Cavalieri the win.

Electric Nationals - A1 Mod Truck results

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Electric Nationals - Here Are The Mains

Check out the mains!!! Matt Chambers, Dustin Evans and Mike Truhe put their Team Losi Racing Xcelorin-powered cars in all three modified mains. Dakotah Phend was the talk of the pits with his blazing fast runs in Mod Truck and Mod 4WD Buggy with his Xcelorin powered 4WD buggy and 2WD truck in the main. Billy Fischer also put his Xcelorin-powered modified truck in the main. Look for updates tomorrow.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Electric Nationas - Results For The Day

Electric Nationals - Done For the Day

We are done for the day. The team did really well with Dustin Evans on top after two rounds of 4WD. Dakotah Phend was the talk of the pits after getting second for Round 2. I think everyone needs to watch out for Dakotah tomorrow, he just gets faster and faster every time he is on the track. Matt Chambers is looking really good for tomorrow, and Mike Truhe's first round today was good but he had some problems in 2WD truck and 2WD buggy. Billy Fischer is getting faster and faster each time he hits the track. People should be looking for him to be at the top of the field tomorrow. I have been trying to blog some video but having some problem with this. I think there are too many people on the web in the building. I will try to post some tonight, so look for an update in the morning.

Electric Nationals - Round One is Complete

We have made it through the first round! The track is really grooved-up at this point. 2WD is looking good after round one with Mike Truhe in 4th, Matt Chambers in 6th, Dustin Evans in 7th and Billy Fischer in 10th. They are going to make some small changes to their vehicles for round two.
In the truck class Dakotah Phend finished in 3rd, Mike Truhe in 4th, Dustin Evans in 6th, Matt Chambers in 8th and Billy Fischer in 14th. In 4wd Dustin Evans was really fast and finished in 2nd, Mike Truhe in 3rd, Billy Fischer in 12th, Matt Chambers in 15th and Dakotah Phend in 16th.
Round two is getting started right now. I plan to get some more video posted so look for more updates later today. Good Luck Team Losi!

Electric Nationals - The Rain is Coming Down

We are currently at a stand-still due to some rain. So far this morning we have run one Modified Truck race and now we are stopped at the second Modified Truck run. It looks like the storm is very small and should be over soon. Right now the track looks to be in good shape, so we will see what happens.

Electric Nationals - Practice is Complete

Well practice has ended and we anticipate good weather going into tomorrow. The track has started to groove without getting too many bumps, and in some spots the track is even starting to break-up a bit.

Most of the faster lap times stayed in the 30 sec/lap time range for 2WD Truck, and some of the really fast guys are running 28 sec/lap. If the track does not break-up too much, everyone should be able to maintain at these rates. I will post another update tomorrow after round one of qualifying.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Electric Nationals - Update on Thursday's Practice

The track is coming in really nice today. The surface is starting to groove-up a bit, and the tires to use are the Losi IFMAR Pin treads. Mike Truhe is looking very fast in 4WD and Dustin Evans is extremely fast in 2WD. So far today we have completed two rounds of practice and the final round is starting right now. I will post another update after this final round, along with some video of the team.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Electric Nationals - Mike Truhe Running his XXX-T CR

Here is a video of Mike Truhe running his XXX-T CR truck. In this video Mike was running 30 second lap times, which seemed to be the fastest lap time of the day.

I think the track will get a little faster tomorrow. There were a couple of spots on the track that were still a little wet and would slow the vehicles when their chassis hit the ground. Tomorrow the team will be running three, six minute heats during practice. It will be nice to get this extra round of practice since most of the today's practice was rained out. The team is feeling really good about tomorrow, as they should have a good starting set-up.

The HobbyTown USA here in Omaha is outstanding. They have everything you need to get started in the hobby. They have a really nice outdoor track, as well as a really clean indoor carpet track with a nice pit area that will accommodate several people. If you want to slow things down, they also have nice indoor and outdoor rock crawling tracks. So what I'm trying to say is if you are ever in Omaha, be sure to stop by their HobbyTown USA!

Well I am off to bed. Be sure to look for additional updates tomorrow.

Electric Nationals - A Couple Laps with Dustin Evans

Well the rain stopped and we were able to practice for about five hours today. The whole team was looking good with Dustin and Mike putting in some of the fastest laps of the day. I got a couple of runs in today and the track was so much fun; it is really nice to be running on a track surface other than blue groove this year.

Check out the video of Dustin above, I will be posting another video of Mike running his truck tonight. Check back tomorrow for more updates!

Nor Cal Series Rnd 4, Riverfront R/C

Hi guys! We just had our Nor Cal Series rnd 4 at my track, Riverfront R/C and it was a great turn out. I had my work cut for me trying to run the race and race at the same time, but it turned out fine with the help of John Scott and Jason Moberly. I ended up TQ in both buggy and truggy and also went on to take the win in both. At Riverfront R/C we have a Dash For Cash at every race witch means the top 2 quals of each class goes in and is staggered through out the track with a 4 min sprint and a hundred dollars is up for grabs, it's a lot of fun to race and watch. I came from the back and ended up winning, but not without a battle from young rising star Jacob Haas who also drives a Losi buggy and has only been racing gas for less than a year and he is fun to watch go around the track, watch out for this kid! My Losi cars and Novarossi engines where great and can't thank my sponsors enough for all the support!

Phillip Atondo

Electric Nationals - Some Pictures of the Track Before Practice

Well the Losi Team has made it to Omaha for the Electric Nationals, and it looks as though we will be up against some nice hot weather. Late in the afternoon yesterday we had one of the worst storms that I have ever been in. The track seems to be soaking up the water fast, and we should be able to start practice around noon today as long as we don't get anymore rain.

The team is looking forward to running on this track, especially since we have not been on a track like this in a long time. A lot of the races last year featured a blue groove track, and this track is more of a loose track. From what we can see it will be an all-Losi tire weekend. I will be sending updates throughout the day so keep checking back often.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Getting Ready for Electric Nationals

The team is doing some last minute practicing for the Electric Nationals in Omaha. The Losi team will be there in full force with Mike Truhe, Billy Fischer, Dustin Evans, Matt Chambers and Dakota Phend.

If you are attending this year's Nationals please be sure to stop by the Losi tent and say Hi. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hello Losi race fans!

In the last month I have been busy building a couple of offroad tracks and recouping from a nasty Flu. But I was able to attend the 2nd annual Nitrocross State Championships. The event is held at the world famous Nitro Pit and includes gate motocross style starts and a unique qualifying format. This years attendance almost doubled last years and made for some exciting racing.

My good friend and fellow team mate Billy Fischer was the man to beat and proved it by Tqing both pro Buggy and Truggy classes. I thought I had a little something for him but he was pretty much perfect throughout the day and all I had was not good enough. Both of my 2.0 vehicles were awesome and I was able to qualify 2nd in truggy but a tangle with lapped traffic took me out of the race and ended any chances of a podium finish.

In buggy I had a rough time in qualifying and transfer ed out of the simi with Losi driver Clint Wachter. This landed us in the 9th and 10th spot on the grid.

Local Losi driver's Chris Wheeler was awesome in the qualifying and ended up starting right behind Fischer. New Losi team drivers Trevor Clement and Charles Hicks qualified well and set up the 20 lap main for a possible Losi podium sweep.

When It was all said and done Billy ran a flawless race and took the win without too much of a fight, I was able to battle back to a second with Mike Morales rounding out the podium.
I am looking forward to the upcoming ROAR fuel Nationals in July and would like to see a Losi on top once again.