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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 […]

RC Car Action Stoked On The Yokomo YZ-2

March 3rd, 2015 by Jason Sams

RC Car Action editor, Carl Hyndman, has been racing the Yokomo YZ-2 down in Southern California and recently sent us a quick email about his findings. Here is what he had to say: “Well I tested out the Yokomo buggy last night and it was impressive. It has a lot of potential and corner speed.  I’m […]

Tessmann’s Speaks About His Disappointing Nitro Challenge

February 26th, 2015 by Jason Sams and Hot Bodies’ driver Ty Tessmann talks openly about it struggles at this year’s The Dirt Nitro Challenge: After 3 successful years at DNC, 2015 was disappointing in more ways than one.  After arriving at the track on Tuesday morning to set up the HB pits, this would be HB’s biggest showing at any […]’s David Ronnefalk Grabs Pro Truck Win at “The Dirt” Nitro Challenge

February 23rd, 2015 by Jason Sams

It’s only been a few days since David Ronnefalk signed with R/C and he has already been crowned a Nitro Challenge Champion. Ronnefalk is the fist European driver in sixteen years to win a coveted Nitro Challenge title. He had an epic battle with fellow Hot Bodies/ racer Ty Tessmann who grabbed second overall. […]

Outback Raceway Is Almost Done!

February 17th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Outback Raceway has been under construction for a few weeks now and is almost done. The guys have been taking down the back retaining wall (furthest from the drivers’ stand) to increase the track’s depth 5-feet. The pits are much larger and there are now several openings to watch all of the racing action. Here […]

Yokomo YZ-2 Setup

February 4th, 2015 by Jason Sams’s Shaun Klobas, A.K.A. “Klobo”, is always the first guy in our office to get the latest kit built. Klobo’s new ride happens to be the hot, new Yokomo YZ-2 2WD buggy, which he built a few weeks back and has been racing ever since. Klobo is also one to scour the intewebs for the latest […]

Team Quick Tip: Placing A New Body

February 3rd, 2015 by Jason Sams

Thankfully, most bodies today come with dimples that are specific to your chassis’ body posts. But in some cases you have to line up the body and posts yourself, especially with touring cars. To ensure your fresh, new paint scheme sits on your chassis properly there is an old trick that has been used for years. When […]

NEW SEARCH! Find Exactly What You Want And Nothing Else!

January 22nd, 2015 by Jason Sams

You’ll notice our IT department and CEO Kendall Bennett have been hard at work continually improving the website. The most recent change has been made to the site’s search engine. You’ll notice that the homepage has several new images that take you directly to specific departments/categories like airplanes, cars & trucks, multirotor, bikes etc… […]

Marty Korn’s Take On The New SWorkz S350 EVO II

January 22nd, 2015 by Jason Sams team manager Marty Korn has been putting the S350 EVO II to the test in Southern California. Korn has visited several tracks and has been thoroughly impressed with the EVO II. Here is what he had to say about the new buggy: “I have thoroughly enjoyed the design and testing process of the S350 […]’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 […]

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 […]

Bittydesign Black Hawk SC Racing Body

October 2nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

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 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 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 Jason’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 […]