Losi’s new RTR 22!

Losi’s new RTR 22!

Losi has taken the Car of the Year and created a ready-to-run that is equally as impressive as its Team Losi Racing™ counterpart. The Losi 22 RTR comes equipped with a ROAR-legal, 13.5 T sensored brushless system with LiPo cutoff, rugged 2.5mm aluminum chassis, massive 12mm aluminum oil-filled shocks, gull-wing suspension arms, a sealed viscous differential and an innovative steering rack design that minimizes weight while providing an extremely responsive level of control. A Spektrum DX3E 3-channel radio system with easy to access adjustment knobs and LED indicators for battery voltage is also included. The 22 RTR comes ready-to-run with a Spektrum DX3E radio system with 2.4GHz DSM technology. Packed with features, the DX3E, paired with the installed SR300 receiver, gives you everything you need to take complete control of the 22 RTR. It’s tough to beat this easy-to-use radio, with its modern Spektrum styling and interference-free reliability. The DX3E comes with added features including battery voltage indicator LEDs and steering dual rates adjustment controls. Features 2.5mm low-center-of-gravity aluminum chassis Losi® 13.5T sensored brushless motor Losi programmable, sensored ESC with LiPo cutoff Ultra low resistance, high-power EC3™ connectors Spektrum SR300 receiver with 2.4GHz DSM technology 12mm threaded aluminum, oil-filled, coil-over shocks Losi extra high-torque steering servo Sealed viscous gear differential Adjustable dual-disk slipper clutch Full ball bearing equipped Gull wing suspension arm design (front and rear) Pre-mounted race-compound tires (Rear: BK-Bar, Front: Taper Pin) Secure battery straps 3.5mm heavy-duty turnbuckles Innovative steering rack...
Dustin Evans joins Team Orion

Dustin Evans joins Team Orion

                                  Team Orion is very proud to welcome the next super star in our international racing team: Dustin Evans joins Team Orion. The US driver who won the 2011 International Off-Road Race of Champions earlier this year with a Team Orion Vortex VST Pro Modified motor is going to use Team Orion motors and speed controllers at the upcoming World Championships in Finland. He will drive the all new R10 Pro Brushless System to power his Team Losi cars. Dustin Evans about his move to Team Orion electronics: “I am really exited to be joining Team Orion and their new line of Vortex motors and speed controllers. The Orion Vortex R10 Pro speed control has been the best speed control I have ever driven, with unmatchable breaks and a smooth power band making it one of a kind.” Team Orion is very proud to have the very strong American driver on board. With the new R-Series Brushless Systems Evans trusts on the best electronic components we ever built – and he will get the support of our international team. Welcome,...
1:10 BUGGY 4WD FRONT CLOSED CELL INSERT (SOFT)

1:10 BUGGY 4WD FRONT CLOSED CELL INSERT (SOFT)

AKA is the pioneer in closed cell inserts. This insert was designed to decrease the lateral deflection of the tire while at the same time increasing the vertical impact absorption therefore providing better handling in the bumps. Using softer foam or hollowing out the inner circumference like other companies do still leaves the car feeling squirmy with a less accurate feeling through the bumps. Not to mention the loss of durability. Gil Losi and Mark Pavidis knew this compromise was not the solution. The solution they found was the addition of lateral grooves to the inner diameter. The lateral grooves allow the insert to flex vertically to absorb the large impacts while still maintaining lateral stability and overall durability AKA inserts are known for. No compromises. The result is a more predictable handling car without giving up...
Kyosho Wins Big at 2nd Annual PRCR Invitational

Kyosho Wins Big at 2nd Annual PRCR Invitational

The 2nd Annual PRCR Invitaional was held at Portland R/C Raceway in Clackamas, Oregon this past weekend. This is the hometrack for Kyosho America/Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars. Most of the pacific north-west top drivers were all in attendance for this event. The race schedule consisted of: Friday – Open practice from 10:00am – 8:00pm Saturday – 3 Rounds of Qualifying & 4 Rounds of Invitational Sunday – 1 Round of Qualifying followed by AAA Mains & 4 Rounds of Invitational Classes Raced: Stock Buggy Stock Short Course Super Stock Truck Modified 4wd Buggy Modified Short Course Modified 4×4 Short Course Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy Stock Buggy saw local young talent Chris Nealeigh TQ and then go on to win A-Mains #1 and #2 to take home the championship with his Kyosho RB5-SP2. 2nd Place would go to Tanner Day also running a Kyosho RB5-SP2. 3rd Place went to Patrick Morehead. Another local young talent in the Portland area is Tanner Day. Tanner just missed out on the Stock Buggy championship, but then went on to take the TQ and overall win in the Stock Short Course class with his Kyosho Ultima SC-R. Patrick Morehead would finish 2nd and Dan Blasdell would end up 3rd. The Modified 4wd Buggy class would be dominated by Thomas Tran who went onto TQ every round of qualifying and then winning A-Mains #1 and #2 with his Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS2’s. Roger Seim would put up a great fight and finish 2nd overall with his Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS2’s. Austin Seim would finish 3rd with their Kyosho Lazer ZX5-FS2’s making it a Kyosho...
Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield Doubles Up At Alabama Manufacturer Shootout

Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield Doubles Up At Alabama Manufacturer Shootout

Nestled in the Deep South, the Alabama Manufacturer Shootout packed over 400 entries into a quick three-day format with three rounds of qualifying and 45-minute main events. With drivers coming from around the world to compete, the talent pool was deep. Those making the trip for Team Associated were Ryan Maifield, Tanner Denney, Mike Paige, Derek Guidry, and Chris Pace. Other entrants included former World Champions Atsushi Hara and Mark Pavidis, along with international representation from Lee Martin and Marc Rheinard. As qualifying began, so did the “Ryan Maifield Show.” Setting the fastest times in two of the three qualifiers for both Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy, Maifield put his LRP/Reedy-powered Team Associated vehicles on pole for the two finals. Although Maifield was the star of the show, other Team Associated drivers also had standout performances including Tanner Denney, who qualified 11th in Pro Buggy and bumped up to the Pro Truggy main by cleaning house in the B Main. Also in the main events for Team Associated were Mike Paige (Pro Buggy) and Derek Guidry (Pro Truggy). The two main events were pretty much carbon copies of each other. Maifield jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. A truly dominating performance by the newly crowned ROAR Truggy National Champion and ROAR Buggy Vice National Champion! Throughout the event, Maifield was the pace setter and in the end was over a lap ahead of the nearest competitor in both main events. Connected to the hard clay racing surface with his JConcepts Green Hybrids, and to his hands by the Airtronics M11x transmitter, Maifield’s LRP-powered vehicles fueled...