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Yokomo Announces BD7 2015 Black Edition

September 29th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Yokomo has officially announced the BD7 2015 Black Edition. Here is the official word from Yokomo: Yokomo is introducing the BD7 2015 Black Series high-performance competition touring car kit for the 2015 racing season, the successor to the highly-popular and race-winning BD7 2014. Stability and cornering speed are two important factors when it comes to racing. This is also […]

Ask Marty: Setup tips for traveling to different tracks

September 25th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Things to consider when traveling to other tracks. When traveling to a new track it’s important to start with a good base setup and to choose the correct tire (compound and tread pattern). You can ask the local fast guys or the race director to get you headed in the right direction in regards to […]

Team Quick Tip: Take detailed notes about setup changes

September 24th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The next time you’re at the track practicing, try different camber lengths, experiment with ride height, shocks angles and other common setup changes. It’s important when trying different setup changes to keep accurate notes of the effects you notice on the track. Your lap times and overall experience with your vehicles will improve as you […]

Team Quick Tip: Make sure your suspension is “free”

September 22nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Before each race day remove your shocks. This will allow you to move the suspension freely to check for binding issues. Binds are usually the result of bent hinge pins, broken parts, or dirty bearings. A suspension that is bound-up won’t function properly and will cause unwanted handling characteristics. You might experience your car landing […]

Chmielewski running Protek’s 321B Samurai in Italy

September 22nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain.com/ProTek R/C driver Chris Chmielewski is competing with the rest of the world’s best at the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road World Championships in Messina, Italy. Chmielewski is using ProTek’s recently-released 321B Samurai engine to power his Mugen MBX7R. Chmielewski is loving his Samurai engine and had this to say: “The new ProTek Samurai is very […]

Yokomo BD7 2015 Coming Soon!

September 19th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Yokomo leaked a photo and minimal information about the BD7 2015. Although we don’t know much about the new platform, we do know a few things: The 2015 features and official announcement will come September 29.  Despite the success of the BD7 2014, Yokomo plans to race the car at this year’s IFMAR World Championships October […]

Hara Knows…

September 18th, 2014 by

AMain.com’s Atsushi Hara is considered R/C’s most versatile racer. He has won world championships in both on-road and off-road and numerous national championships. While visiting the AMain headquarters it was apparent that Hara knows a lot more than just racing…we hope you enjoy.  

Ask Marty: How to go from local “fast guy” to legit pro-level speed.

September 18th, 2014 by Jason Sams

What are some of the things a local fast guy must do to gain the speed of the top pros? (what have you noticed that takes a guy that is fast to the “next level”?)  There are a lot of local fast guys that are great at their home tracks. The real differences between local […]

ProTek 321B “Samurai” Wins “Local Hero” Series

September 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

It’s only been available for a few weeks and the ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” engine is already a winner. NeoBuggy contributor, Stephen Bess, won the Hot Rod Hobbies “Local Hero” race series with the Samurai mounted in his TLR 8IGHT 3.0. The Samurai has been a dubbed a “custom engine” because it’s components have been carefully […]

SWorkz Announces S350T

September 11th, 2014 by Jason Sams

SWorkz has released images and specs of the all-new S350T. This is the truggy AMain.com’s Marty Korn and Atsushi Hara have been driving. Hara and Korn were both instrumental in the truck’s design. It will be good!  SWorkz @AMain.comSpecs: Length: 590mmWidth: 410mmHeight: 230mmGround Clearance: 75mmWheelbase: 370-375mmTrack: F:355mm /R355mmGear Ratio: C:48/13T, F/R 46/10TWeight: 4000gFeatures: F.C.S.S. Lightened chassis […]

Ask Marty: What is your go-to tire?

September 10th, 2014 by Jason Sams

What is your go-to tire? (The tire you always have mounted because it’s so versatile.) Pro-Line Blockade Tires at AMain.com “The ProLine Blockade has been my go-to tire since it was released. The Blockade tread pattern makes it a versatile tire that works in just about any condition from hard-packed, wet tracks to blue-grooved, dusty […]

Labor Day Shootout/ U.S. Pro Cup Finals at Silver Dollar R/C Raceway

September 9th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Thanks to all that made “The Dirt” 2014 Labor Day Shootout / US Pro Cup finals race at Silver Dollar RC Raceway a success! Joey Christensen came and put down a great layout and fun race. The layout was fast, had great flow and produced some great racing. The series had a $5000 purse on […]

Cactus Classic with Ryan Lutz

March 16th, 2014 by Ryan Lutz

The final edition of the Outdoor Cactus Classic has come to a close. For me my results were a big improvement over last year and i’m very pleased with the finishes I have come away with. The weather was gorgeous all week and it was a perfect end …

Chad Bradley's Take On MIP's Pro8

November 7th, 2013 by

1/8-scale eBuggies aren’t new, but taking a 4WD short-course truck and converting it into a lightweight, economical 1/8-scale buggy is. MIP just released their Pro8 conversion for TLR’s popular SCTE & SCTE 2.0 4WD short course truck that converts your truck into a capable 1/8-scale buggy. Although the 4WD SC class has been popular over […]

LOU FIGUERIA WINS eBUGGY AT 4th ANNUAL SHORT COURSE EXPLOSION

October 9th, 2013 by Team Manager

BMiller Racing’s Lou Figueria took home the eBuggy title at the 4th Annual Short Course Showdown at Delta RC Raceway in Antioch, CA. Figueria also finished fourth amongst a stacked field in Pro 4 SCT.
Piloting a Mugen MBX6, Figueria earned the eBuggy…

Southern Nationals With Ryan Lutz

October 6th, 2013 by Ryan Lutz

This past weekend was the Southern Nationals in West Monroe, Louisiana. Home of Duck Dynasty so I’m told. Yahoo the racing was great with a large turnout and I believe 26 full heats of racing. Coming by my of to this one I stuck to three classes….

Brian Strange At The IFMAR World Championships

October 1st, 2013 by Team Manager

Throughout 2012 and 2013, BMiller Racing’s Brian Strange has been knocking on the door of RC racing’s elite group of drivers. At last week’s IFMAR World Championships at Sliver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA, Strange proved that he belongs in the di…

Patrick Zhao Wins 4WD Buggy Title at Nor-Cal AKA Off-Road Kings

September 23rd, 2013 by Team Manager

BMiller Racing’s Patrick Zhao has primarily earned his RC success the past two years racing short course trucks. But this summer he focused his energy into 1/10 electric buggies and the effort is beginning to reap its rewards.
At the AKA Off-Road Kin…

Lou Figueria Doubles Up At A Main Hobbies’ Labor Day Shootout

September 22nd, 2013 by Team Manager

BMiller Racing’s Lou Figueria has found good symmetry this summer driving in Pro 4 shortcourse and 1/8 eBuggy. At the Labor Day Shootout in Chico, CA, things could not have gone better for Figueria in the two classes on the dirt of Silver Dollar Race…

Korn Captures Labor Day Shootout Title at Silver Dollar

September 4th, 2013 by

The region’s top 1/8-scale racers converged in Chico, California for A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway for the Annual Labor Day Shootout. The Silver Dollar track, which just hosted the ROAR 1/10-scale Off-Road Nationals a few weeks ago was completely rebuilt to give 1/8-scale racers all the space they needed to get massive air […]