June 11, 2008

Mike Truhe wins ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nats

Mike Truhe wins ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nats

We received this report from Losi, whose 8ight buggy just won the ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road National Championship for the second year in a row. There is no doubt this 2008 ROAR Nationals will go down in history as one of the nicest and best run events in the last 10 years. Virtually every top factory driver, as well as the best privateers, from around the country raced throughout the week at the beautifully prepared Thunder Alley off-road track in Beaumont, California. The gruelling hour-long A Main event is the ultimate test of both driver and machine. While it was Jared Tebo that took the pole position, it was Losi racer Mike Truhe that took the lead early and went on to complete 126 flawless laps, with times consistently faster than his competitors, to take the win. Overlooked for much of the race was Losi 8ight driver Billy Fischer who bumped up three times through the semi-finals to earn one of the last starting spots in the Nationals A final. With a car that had been raced hard for over an hour Fischer put in a sensational drive from the back of the pack, passing 10 of the best drivers in America, to take the 2nd spot. Jared Tebo rounded out the podium in 3rd spot, ahead of Scott Hughes in 4th, while Losi driver Adam Drake, the reigning 2007 National Champion, completed the race in 5th.

Source: Losi [losi.com]


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