Cars & Trucks

OS/Futaba Nitro Challenge w/Ryan Lutz

July 21st, 2013 by Ryan Lutz

As I sit here in this hot airplane in Minneapolis on my layover waiting to hear why our left engine won’t fire up, I figure what better time to write my race recap!
For me this past weekend was a struggle, but looking back at the final results I…

Racers Pack A Main’s Outback Raceway, Maifield Shines At JConcepts’ Summer Indoor Nats

July 16th, 2013 by Jason Sams

The JConcepts’ Summer Indoor Nationals attracted a sellout crowd at A Main Hobbies’ Outback Raceway. Now in its fourth year at Outback Raceway, the race had nearly 300 entries packing the indoor facility. Team Associated/ JConcepts’ top pros Ryan Maifield and Steve Hartson raced as well as AE’s team manager Brent Thielke. The man behind […]

Fastest 4WD Lap Times From Pre-Worlds

June 8th, 2013 by Jason Sams

Here are the fastest 4WD lap times from yesterday’s practice session. Here is a PDF to see more 4WD lap times. 4wdlaptimesfriday    

Yokomo’s Matsukura Fastest During Day 1

June 7th, 2013 by Jason Sams

Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura has been the class of the field in both the 2WD and 4WD modified divisions at the Pre-Worlds. Matsukura’s best lap time on Thursday, after the sugar had been put down, was a blistering 23.216 seconds in 4WD. Matsukura’s fastest lap in 2WD buggy was 24.113 seconds. It’s of note that his […]

Blair & Rodriguez Dominate Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge

May 21st, 2013 by Jason Sams

Presented By: Team Associated, Pro-Line, Tekno R/C and Byron Fuels  The dust has settled, and only the rubber that produced the optimum racing line remains at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway. With hundreds of racers competing in the Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge thousands of laps were put in by racers who ran […]

A Main’s Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge Gets Under Way

May 17th, 2013 by Jason Sams

The Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge kicks off this weekend as top pros and regional racers converge in Chico, California at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. The massive Silver Dollar RC Raceway facility has been revamped with the best dirt A Main Hobbies and “The Dirt’s” Joey Christensen could find. The new surface is loamy and […]

Racing Tips with A Main Hobbies’ Team Manager Marty Korn

May 15th, 2013 by Jason Sams

You just got into RC racing and a bunch of information is being thrown at you. You’re hearing all kinds of things regarding set-up, how to drive, what to use and it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. We put together a few tips to help you with some simple trackside tasks that often get […]

2013 Asia Fever in Taiwan with Ryan Lutz

May 8th, 2013 by Ryan Lutz

This past weekend I headed over to the Alpha Plus factory to what is becoming and annual trip for me. This years objectives were to first off make a break-in video that will be inserted into future engine sales to show proper disassembly and reassembly…

Silver State Nitro Challenge with Ryan Lutz

April 21st, 2013 by Ryan Lutz

Great weekend for me at the Silver State Nitro Challenge.
I came away with 4 TQ’s and 2 Wins, a 2nd, and a 3rd. Some stats of the weekend were that 10 of the 11 qualifiers that I ran this weekend were either a TQ or 2nd. It was by far my most con…

“The Dirt’s” Joey Christensen Helps Choose New Soil For SDRCR

April 18th, 2013 by Jason Sams

Chico, Ca, April 17, 2013 –  After extensive testing A Main Hobbies has opted to replace the high-bite clay at Silver Dollar RC Raceway with a local soil chosen by world-renown track builder, Joey Christensen. The decision to use a local soil in lieu of the hard-packed clay will benefit racers who will experience less […]