AMain.com Blog

TwitterFacebookYoutubeCommunity ForumsBlog Feed

Cars & Trucks

Tessmann Wins 1/8-scale Buggy At Battle at the Bend Race

August 26th, 2015 by Jason Sams

This past weekend we attended the Battle at the Bend Race in Red Deer, AB.  This year HB/HPI generously donated a brand new D812 kit to be raffled off to raise money for the Southern Alberta Sexual Assault Support Center, which raised $1500 for the cause. HB driver Tanner Stees also attended the race with […]

Ask Marty: What’s The Most Important Ingredient To Winning?

August 25th, 2015 by Jason Sams

What’s The Most Importatn Ingedient To Winning?   By: Marty Korn RC is all in our heads. Theres very little physical aspects to it whatsoever. So with that in mind what is most important? My answer would be your mindset. And the ability to overcome nerves or stress. There’s a few simple truths here. The first […]

Tessmann Talks About The Insane Grip At The ROAR 1/10 Nationals

August 13th, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Ty Tessmann This past weekend we attended the ROAR 1/10 offroad electric nationals held at SRS Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Wednesday was open practice day for everyone, this gave us lots of time to get our cars setup to where we thought we were quite competitive, the track started out very wet in the […]

The Hazbun’s Have Some Fun At The Beachline Raceway Summer Series

August 3rd, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Richard Hazbun  This weekend we decided to attend Race#2 of the Beachline Raceway Summer Series.  We did not attend race#1 and we are still wondering if we will make the other 2 races in the series.  The weekend’s weather was gonna be wet in Miami, so we took the 3-hour ride in order to […]

Traxxas Parts

July 30th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Need Traxxas parts? AMain.com stocks parts for the popular Traxxas Slash, Slash 4×4, E-Revo, Rustler, Summit, Bandit and more! If you’re looking for parts for your Traxxas rig, simply click on the links below. AMain.com also stocks all of the popular Traxxas RTRs (ready to runs), as well as hop-up parts and accessories.   Traxxas […]

5 Additional Uses for the ProTek R/C Starter Box Carrying Bag

July 3rd, 2015 by Jason Sams

The ProTek R/C Starter Box Carrying Bag was just announced and already the interwebs are going crazy about the “innovative” bag (just Google it to see the attention it’s receiving). Here are just five examples from customers who were pleasantly surprised by the versatility of what appears to be more than just a bag and straps: No […]

Lee Martin’s B-MAX4 III Set Up

June 29th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Lee Martin has been on terror lately winning the World’s Warmup (2WD) and capturing 4th overall in 4WD buggy with Yokomo’s B-MAX4 III. Martin was the fastest Yokomo driver at the World’s Warmup and here is his setup for the B-MAX4 III.  

The ROAR Fuel Nats Are In Town at AMain.com’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway

June 17th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Every year the nation’s top R/C racers compete for the ROAR National Championships. This year, the ROAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road Nationals are held at the world-famous Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. Sliver Dollar is a huge facility with a smooth, high-bite surface that is known for being consistent. Lap times will be in the 31-34 second range […]

AMain’s “DrewMo” Talks About His SWorkz Challenge/ROAR Nats Warmup Race

June 4th, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Drew “DreMo” Moller This past weekend was the SWorkz Challenge / ROAR Nats Warm-up held in Chico, California at the World-Famous Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. The race started out with a full day of practice on Friday which allowed me to do some testing. After making some adjustments to my cars they felt awesome. […]

AMain’s Lee Martin Takes 2nd Annual Mugen Challenge Crown

June 4th, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Lee Martin This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Mugen Challenge race held in Reims, France. The track is quite open and fast on a uniquely slick chalk surface which requires good power and the way that power is delivered needs to be smooth. The Protek Samurai excelled in both these areas providing a […]

Tessman’s SWorkz Challenge/ROAR Nats Warmup Race Report

June 4th, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Ty Tessmann This past weekend we attended the Sworkz challenge at the beautiful Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA.  This is one of the most amazing RC facilities in the world, A Main Hobbies and Kevin Jelich did an awesome job in preparing the facility and the track.  This race attracted over 200 entries, […]

Osborne Takes TCRC Wins in Nitro Buggy & eBuggy

May 26th, 2015 by Jason Sams

I had a great time yesterday at the first points race of the year at TCRC.  I ran both nitro buggy and ebuggy and both of my cars were on point all day. I managed to top qualify and winn both classes by a good margin. I would like to thank AMain.com and ProTek R/C for […]

SWorkz S350 EVO II Pro VIDEO – RC Driver Magazine

May 19th, 2015 by Jason Sams

RC Driver has been racing and testing the new SWorkz S350 EVO II Pro 1/8-scale buggy and have been impressed with the results. They recently featured the buggy in a five-day article that covers everything. You can see additional photos, specs, detailed build info and more at RC Driver here: SWorkz S350 EVO II Pro  Here […]

The Quick & Dirty Way To Clean Your Rides w/Marty Korn

May 5th, 2015 by Jason Sams

By: Marty Korn Cleaning your car is probably the most important maintenance you can do. Not only does it keep your car looking nice, but it forces you to look over every part. This is when you will find loose screws, bent hinge pins, or cracked plastic. For my electric cars I use a damp […]

LiveRC Loves the new EcoPower Portable Bluetooth Speaker

April 27th, 2015 by Jason Sams

We recently sent an EcoPower Portable Bluetooth Speaker to LiveRC for them to play with at the races. Not only were they surprised by the EcoPower Speaker, dubbed the “PBS” in their review, but so were racers who listened to the tunes that thumped through the tiny device. From LiveRC:  Conclusion: I was skeptical when […]

Jared Tebo’s Race Report From NeoX

April 21st, 2015 by Jason Sams

Friday was practice and we got three 6 minute practice sessions with both cars. The first practice is not timed, and the last two practices are timed for seeding, taking your fasted 3 consecutive laps. I started with both cars setup very similar to how I ran them in the mains at Vegas. Unfortunately practice […]

Ty Tessmann Silver State Race Report

April 9th, 2015 by Jason Sams

We attended Silverstate in Las Vegas, NV at the newly opened RC Tracks Las Vegas, the location for the 2016 1/8 worlds, and the facility did not disappoint, it is amazing and Chris, Dave and staff have done an awesome job. Qualifying went well in truck and I was able to TQ, in e-buggy I […]

Randy Pike’s Yokomo B-Max2 MR V3 Build (Part 1)

April 2nd, 2015 by Jason Sams

Starting the build off of my Yokomo B-Max2 MR V3 kit.  Since there are some products under development at Tekin as well as the stock buggy class being the largest in my area I planned on building up this car for stock racing to begin with. Here are a few things I found during the […]

JConcepts Supercup Round #3 with Richard Hazbun

April 1st, 2015 by Jason Sams

This past weekend was the JConcepts Supercup Round#3 held at the Coral Springs RC Car Track. The race started out great.  The weather did not want to cooperate.  The track was perfect for the Friday practice until it rained.  We woke up Saturday morning to quite different track conditions.  It was cold, (at least for […]

NorCal Rock Racing Series with Scott Rapoport

March 31st, 2015 by Jason Sams

Yesterday I finished up the 6th round of the NorCal Rock Racing Series and I managed to edge out the competition in the 2.2 Open class to get 1st place overall for the series.  Not bad considering I had never even heard of rock racing until December of last year!  I’m not giving up my […]