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Marco Amaral wins 1/8th Truggy South American Championships

Apr 10 2017
Marco Amaral dominated the 2017 1/8th Truggy South American Championships by taking the top qualifying position in all three rounds of qualifying to give him P1 in the A-main final. Marco went on to win the Championship in the 45-minute A-Final with his Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T 4.0. Congratulations to Marco on the dominating performance!

Phend wins big at Desert Classic

Mar 13 2017
Dakotah Phend, aka The Phenom, completes the major race debut for the all-new TLR 22 4.0 by taking the wins in A1 and A2 for a convincing victory in the highly competitive Modified Buggy Class. Dakotah ran his 22 4.0 as lay-down, with shocks in the front of the rear tower and all of the standard dirt parts.

Dakotah also had a stellar weekend in the truck classes, taking both TQ's for the main events. Dakotah dominated the Modified 2wd SC class by sweeping the weekend! Dakotah's 22SCT 3.0 took the TQ in all four rounds of qualifying and cruised to victory in the first two mains. Having a shot at the overall win on th last lap of the final Modified Stadium Truck, main, it didn't go Dakotah's way but he still finished an impressive 3rd in his debut with the all new 22T 3.0!

TLR Wins Truck Modified and 4WD SCT at Chi-Town Shootout

Mar 6 2017
TLR dominated the Modified 2WD Stadium Truck at the Chi-Town Shootout this past weekend that was held at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, IL. JP Richards piloted his Maclan powered TLR 22T 3.0 not only to pole position but also to an A-Main victory. Alongside JP was teammate JR Mitch in 2nd with his Tekin powered TLR 22T 3.0.

In the 4WD SCT class, Peter Battinelli was on the pole and won the A-Main with his TLR TEN SCTE 3.0.

Phend and Kothman Dominate the 30th Annual CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships

Jan 9 2017
This year marked the 30th running of the CRCRC Midwest Electric Championships where racers from all over the mid west and east coast come to battle it out in Columbus, Ohio at one of the premier Midwest Tracks, CRCRC. This year was no different with entries peaking at 350.

Team Losi Racing was in full attendance with Dakotah Phend, or better known as "The Phenom" dominated not only qualifying but also won the overall in  2WD Modified, 4WD Modified and 2WD SCT Modified. In 2wd Dakotah Phend smoked the competition with his Orion powered Team Losi Racing 22 3.0 equipped with lay-down conversion and AKA tires. In 4wd he drove a come from behind win with his Team Losi Racing 22-4 2.0 to take the overall and in 2wd SCT he used the brand new Team Losi Racing 22 SCT 3.0. A Young Aaron Kothman also showed his talents this weekend by taking the TQ and Win in the 4WD SCT class with his Team Losi Racing SCTE 3.0. Rounding out the TLR sweep in the 4WD SCT class was Spencer Heckert in 2nd and Tater Sontag in 3rd.

Oct 27 2016
Van Helmond Does It Again!

Wesley Van Helmond has done it again! After taking the Dutch National Championship in the hotly contested 1/10 2wd Modified Buggy class with his 22 3.0, Van Helmond has taken another National championship…this time in the 1/8 Nitro buggy class. Going into the final, Van Helmond needed a fifth place finish or better to secure the title. To make sure there were no doubts of who the champion should be, Van Helmond drove his 8IGHT 4.0 to a convincing win making it five races and five wins!

Sep 28 2016
Dutch Dominance! 

TLR’s worldwide winning way continues to roll on! This time around its TLR team driver Wesley Van Helmond driving his 22 3.0 to the Dutch National Championship. Van Helmond had the title wrapped up before the A main started, but he wanted to prove he was the undeniable champion so he went out and crushed the competition.

Sep 21 2016
TLR Takes Austrian Champs!

Sometimes it sounds like a broken record, but when TLR products turn in dominating performances worldwide, we just have to brag about them. This time around, it’s our Austrian TLR team drivers making the statement in dominating fashion by taking three Austrian National Championships! Congrats guys!

2016 Champion 40 +: Wolfgang Heusel / TLR 8IGHT 4.0
2016 Champion Youth: Marc De Zwart / TLR 8IGHT 4.0
2016 Vice Champion Youth: Philip De Zwart / TLR 8IGHT 4.0

Sep 21 2016
French Nats Sweep!

TLR is no stranger to race wins and titles around the world, but it is even more impressive when TLR can sweep the podium! This past weekend concluded the French National Championship Series as the 8IGHT 4.0 proved its performance once again. Taking the overall Championship was the amazingly smooth Renaud Savoya. Taking the next spot on the overall podium was Jean Pierrick Sartel and taking the last spot on the podium and completing the clean sweep was Jerome Sartel. Hmm…with the IFMAR Worlds coming up soon in Las Vegas, the TLR boys are looking like they are ready to take the title!

Aug 9 2016
TLR Domination!

This past weekend TLR team drivers dominated the Scotty Ernst Off-Road Showdown held at Sparks Park RC in Columbus, Ohio. During qualifying, TLR took five overall TQ’s…JP Richards – 2WD Mod Buggy, Galen McCreary – 4WD Mod Buggy, Brian Lutz – 2WD Stock Buggy & 13.5 4WD Buggy and Caleb Jennings – Mod 2WD Short Course Truck.

The domination didn’t end there as much of the same went down in the A Mains with Richards taking the win in 2WD Mod Buggy, McCreary taking the win in 4WD Mod Buggy, Lutz taking the win in 2WD Stock Buggy & 13.5 4WD Buggy and Jennings taking the win in Mod 2WD Short Course Truck.

Jul 12 2016
Winning Outback!

This past weekend the 2016 JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals were held at Amain Hobbies Outback Raceway in Chico, California. TLR team driver Derek Stephansen drove his 22 SCT 2.0 to the overall TQ in the Mod Short Course class. Come main time, Stephansen took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back taking a convincing win.

Jul 12 2016
Double TQ!

LCRC Raceway in Oakland Mills, PA hosted a ROAR Region 2 Series Event this past weekend. TLR team driver Jason Schreffler had a stellar race by driving his 8IGHT 4.0 to an impressive TQ and win in the Pro Buggy class. Schreffler’s TLR teammate Anthony Mazzarra put his 8IGHT 4.0 on the podium as well in third place.

In Pro Truggy, Schreffler took the TQ with his 8IGHT-T and had an epic battle, but came up just short with a second place finish. In Pro E-Buggy it was teammate Mazzarra driving his 8IGHT-E 4.0 to the second step on the podium.

Jul 12 2016
TQ Hat Trick!

TLR team driver David Jenson attended the 5th round of the JBRL series at Rainman's Hobby and Raceway in Bakersfield, California. Jenson took the TQ and win in the 1/8 E-Buggy class with his Orion powered 8IGHT-E 4.0. Jenson also went on to take the TQ and win in the Mod 4wd Short Course class with his TEN SCTE 2.0. Jenson rounded out the weekend with a TQ in the ultra-competitive Mod 4WD Buggy class, but a slight problem in the man denied him of a “hat trick” for the weekend.

Jul 11 2016
Monster Win!

The 3rd round of the “Monster of the Midwest Series” was held at The Ohio RC Factory. TLR team driver JP Richards driving his 8IGHT 4.0 was able to set the TQ in a rather stacked field of drivers. Once the A main started, Richards took advantage of his pole position and never looked back, taking an impressive win by two laps over the field.

Jul 11 2016
Minnesota State Champ!

This weekend the Minnesota Off-Road State Championships was held at Jay’s RC Park in Starbuck, MN. TLR team driver Hunter Holmberg was out to prove how dominant the new TLR cars perform. After taking the TQ in Mod 2WD with his 22 3.0 and the TQ in Mod 4WD with his 22-4 2.0, his point was made but not complete. After winning the first two A Mains in both classes…mission accomplished…taking two State Championship titles!

Jun 28 2016
TLR Sweeps the Podium!

Round four of the French Nitro Off-road Nationals was held this past weekend at the CARCA track near Noeux les Mines. TLR’s Reno Savoya was the driver to beat taking the first four qualifying rounds with his TLR teammate Jean-Pierrick Sartel right behind him. In the 45 minute A-main, Savoya put on a clinic and lead the entire race with his TLR teammates Thomas Musso, Jean-Pierrick Sarteland and Jerome Sartel rounding out an all TLR top four finish.

Jun 21 2016
Buggy Cup Runneth Over!

The recent third round of the Dutch Buggy Cup was held at the Oberhausen track in Germany. The Nitro Buggy main final saw an epic battle battle for the win with TLR team driver Wesley van Helmond coming out on top with his 8IGHT 4.0

Jun 21 2016
Da Champ Gets His Belts!

The 8th running of the Northern California Off-Road Championships better known as the Nor-Cal Champs, took place at Nor-Cal Hobbies in San Jose, CA. With the coveted “Boxing Belts” on the line, competition was extremely tough. In the end, TLR’s Derek Stephansen drove his 22 3.0 to the overall win in the Mod 2WD Buggy class. Stephansen wasn’t finished there as he went on to take the win in Mod 2WD Short Course with his 22SCT 2.0

Jun 21 2016
Two For Jenson!

Round four of this year’s JBRL Electric Series was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. TLR driver David Jenson had a stellar weekend taking the win in the Mod Short Course class with his 22SCT 2.0. Making a TLR clean sweep of the podium, TLR teammate Jake Thayer took second with Frank Root taking third. In the E-Buggy class, it was once again Jenson taking the win with his 8IGHT-E 4.0 and TLR teammate Thayer taking the second spot on the podium.

Jun 21 2016
Contest...No Contest!

The 2016 Bittydesign Euro Contest took place in Barco, Italy this past weekend. As one of the flashiest and entertaining races overseas, TLR wanted to leave their mark and that’s just what they did. TLR team driver Marco Baruffolo stood on the top spot of the podium with his 8IGHT 4.0 and his teammate Alex Zanchettin taking the third step on the podium.

Jun 14 2016
Dominant (adjective  dom·i·nant \-nənt\)
a :  commanding, controlling, or prevailing over all others
b :  very important, powerful, or successful

There is no other word to describe TLR’s Ryan Maifield at this year’s ROAR Nationals. TQing 7 out of 8 rounds, driving his 8IGHT 4.0 from the back of the pack after bad luck at the start and just missing the win by a seventh of a second, to taking a purely amazing wire to wire win with his 8IGHT-T 4.0! It’s no wonder Maifield is considered one of the best drivers in the entire world! Congratulations Ryan.

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