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Ask Marty: Most Underrated Driver You’ve Competed Against?

October 29th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Of all the racers you’ve competed with who do you think is the most underrated and why?  This is a question with several possible answers so I’ll give a couple of examples. 1. Brian Kinwald was in his day the best driver in RC. While he got his due in his period, many of today’s […]

Learn How To Paint Casey Stoner’s MotoGP Scheme w/Bittydesign

October 28th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Through the magic of video editing Bittydesign shows you how to lay down a four-hour paint scheme in just a few minutes. The body featured in the video resembles MotoGP star Casey Stoner’s paint scheme. See all of the Bittydesign products at here: Bittydesign’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway to Host 2015 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals

October 28th, 2014 by Jason Sams is excited to officially announce that’s Silver Dollar RC Raceway is going to host the 2015 ROAR 1/8th Fuel Offroad Nationals June 18-21! Having hosted numerous prestigious races, including the 2013 ROAR 1/10th Offroad Nationals and the 2013 IFMAR World Championships, we are prepared to make this event special. With our media partners and event sponsors in attendance, combined with the power of […]

Hazbun’s First Impressions of Yokomo Buggies

October 28th, 2014 by Jason Sams racer Richard Hazbun and his son Sebastian have been racing the Yokomo B-MAX2 MR V3 and  B-MAX4 III for a few weeks now and are very happy with the cars.  They  competed in their first  “big” race of the season at the South Florida Off Road Championship Series. Here is Richard’s race report: The build for […]

AMain’s Osborne Takes Two At Ohio RC Factory

October 27th, 2014 by Jason Sams representative Dave Osborne reports from the Halloween Bash For Cash Race: This past weekend I went to the Ohio RC Factory for the 1st Annual Halloween Bash For Cash Race. I spent some time getting the setup dialed in for both my electric and nitro buggies. Both cars felt great during qualifying and the main […]

YOKOMO SALE at Oct. 27 – Nov. 3

October 27th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Racers, Click over to to check out the Yokomo Sale–everything is on sale including kits, parts and accessories. Use this link to see the sale: Yokomo Sale  Save on these hot kits: Yokomo BD7 2015 Black Series 1/10 Competition Electric Touring Car Kit (2014 World Champion) Yokomo B-MAX4 III 1/10 Competition 4WD Buggy Kit […] & ProTek R/C Support Covarrubias Benefit

October 27th, 2014 by Jason Sams

One of the our fellow R/C racers, Justin Covarrubias, was severely injured in a recent motocross accident. To help raise money to benefit the Covarrubias family, SCVRC Raceway in Santa Clarita, CA  hosted a benefit race in which AMain and ProTek R/C proudly sponsored. Thanks SCVRC for hosting the race and our thoughts and prayers […]

AMain’s Matt Gosch Grabs 2nd at the CRCRC WRL

October 21st, 2014 by Jason Sams

The CRCRC Winter Racing League (WRL) kicked off its 4th season of racing with Round 1 at Sparks RC Park in Columbus, Ohio. The event, which took place October 11, boasted 200 entries and a newly configured track layout. Some of the Midwest’s quickest electric racers attended with hopes of leaving Round 1 with an early […]

Customer Review: EcoPower 60C 6S Flight Packs

October 21st, 2014 by Jason Sams

CUSTOMER REVIEW: EcoPower 60C 6S Flight Pack  “I have used the EcoPower 60C LiPo batteries for some time now and can say they are great. They give longer flight time with an even discharge rate while staying cool. They balance evenly every charge. I am thoroughly impressed with the EcoPower 60C 6S LiPos.” – Michael Sutherlin […]

AMain Driver Austin Blair Reports From Octoberfest

October 21st, 2014 by Jason Sams

This past weekend I attended Phillip Atondo’s Octoberfest at CVR in Madera,CA.  Before heading to the race, I received some new test parts from SWorkZ on Friday afternoon. Let’s just say the parts were mailed from Taiwan on Thursday. I would like to first thank Scott Yang of SWorkz and US SWorkz team manager Marty […]

Team Quick Tip: Setting Ride Height (Nitro vehicles)

October 16th, 2014 by Jason Sams

When setting your nitro vehicle’s ride height do so with a half tank of fuel.  This is the best compromise for the average weight of your buggy or truck during a race. All vehicles are different so check with the manufacturer’s guidelines for setting initial ride height. Here are some additional things to consider when […]

Labor Day Shootout/U.S. Pro Cup Finals Video Montage

October 14th, 2014 by Jason Sams’s Derrick Threatt is one of the R/C industry’s top video talents producing event coverage that is unmatched. Threatt’s latest video footage comes from AMain’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway, which recently hosted the Labor Day Shootout and U.S. Pro Cup Finals. Click on the embedded video below to catch aerial shots, racing action and the […]

Ask Marty: Who on the team is relatively unknown, but ready to get a “big” win?

October 14th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Who on the team is relatively unknown, but ready to get a “big” win?  Austin Blair isn’t exactly new to the racing scene but over the last 2 seasons he has really matured and become a well-rounded driver. He has been making the finals regularly against the deepest fields of talent that RC has […]

ProTek Samurai Wins Again

October 13th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Congratulations to customer, Andy Watts, for winning the Pro Truggy class at the AZRCR Club Series Race #3 with the ProTek R/C 321b “Samurai” .21 racing engine. Watts had this to say about the engine, “This weekend was my first race with my new ProTek R/C Samurai engine and it was awesome, super smooth and […]

Yokomo’s Matsukura TQ of 1/12 Worlds

October 8th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura has quickly become the most dominant 1/12-scale racer since Masami Hirosaka. Matsukura just set his fourth-consecutive TQ at the IFMAR 1/12-scale World Championships in Kissimmee Florida. With an entire lap over every qualifier up to fourth place, there is no reason why he shouldn’t win his fourth-consecutive 1/12-scale World Championship. Our friends […]

ProTek R/C Samurai + 2060 Tuned Pipe = Potent Combo (Now Available!)

October 7th, 2014 by Jason Sams

ProTek R/C has paired two nitro racing juggernauts, combining the powerful 321B “Samurai” engine with the super-popular 2060 tuned pipe. ProTek R/C’s polished chrome 2060 off-road pipe is designed with a wider, shorter body making it ideal for high RPM performance and big track optimization. NeoBuggy said the Samurai is, “one of the smoothest and […]

ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Shock Shaft Pliers Review (RC Driver Magazine)

October 6th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The “TruTorque” Shock Shaft Pliers are one of the most popular tools from ProTek R/C. RC Driver has also fallen in love with the Shock Shaft Pliers calling them a must-have for the ultimate toolbox. Here is a portion of the review. For the entire article click on the link below. There isn’t a month that goes by […]

Ask Marty: Will R/C Racing Ever Make it on T.V.?

October 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Will R/C ever make it on television, why or why not? What needs to happen for R/C racing to make it mainstream?  I would love to see R/C make it onto T.V., but I don’t see it happening given our current race format. For R/C racing to be understandable and exciting to a mainstream audience, […]

AMain’s Austin Blair Joins SWorkz USA Team

October 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Austin Blair has been blistering fast the last few years in both electric and especially 1/8-scale, where he has finished on the ROAR Nats podium an impressive five times. SWorkz snatched up the driving talent and recently released word of the acquisition: SWORKz is happy to announce the signing of top American driver Austin […]

Team Quick Tip: Organization Made Easy

October 2nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Keeping your spare parts organized will make your life much easier. We suggest the use of appropriate sized plastic bins or large freezer bags for storing your spare parts. Marking a bag or storage container specifically for your transmission, plastic parts, bearings, and miscellaneous screws will make it much easier to find what you need when you’re […]