AMain.com is excited to officially announce that AMain.com’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 […]
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 […]
Will this be your next SC body? We think it looks pretty hot! And, the rear fin is removable. Here is the official word from Bittydesign: The Black Hawk its now available for general release for all SC enthusiasts; The main feature of the Black Hawk is the large rear vertical fin located behind the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 …
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 […]
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…
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….
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…