Horizon Hobby partnered with JTEC Racing & fun in Tilton, IL for the 3rd annual Horizon Hobby Shootout, held over 3 days last weekend. Team Losi Racing’s Adam Drake, Billy Fischer and Dakotah Phend were on hand to answer questions and provide set-up help for racers from all over the mid-west. Festivities began on Friday with open practice from 9am-9pm. Saturday was three rounds of qualifying and the main events were on Sunday. Dakotah Phend TQ’d the 1/8th truck class with his Novarossi powered Losi 8ight T 2.0, second on the grid was Adam Drake and third was Billy Fischer. In the final Dakotah and Adam were never more than a few seconds apart and traded the lead a number of times. With five minutes to go in the final Dakotah was trailing Adam by only a few seconds and pushing to make up time, but had mechanical troubles. The finishing order was Adam Drake, Sonny O and Daniel Yachnin. All three drivers were running Losi 8ight T 2.0.
Adam Drake TQ’d the 1/8th buggy class with his Novarossi powered Losi 8ight 2.0 buggy. Dakatah Phend started second on the grid with his Nitrotec powered Losi 8ight 2.0 and Billy Fischer started third with his Novarossi powered 8ight 2.0. In the final, Adam Drake lead from start to finish and took the win one lap ahead of Derek Weatherholt and Dakotah Phend.
Alex Stergeon TQ’ed and took the win in the 1/8th electric buggy class with his Xcelorin powered Losi 8ight E 2.0.