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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 […]

RC Car Action Stoked On The Yokomo YZ-2

February 26th, 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 […]

Charge 4 Packs At Once! New 2S-6S Parallel Charger Board

February 25th, 2015 by Jason Sams

ProTek’s all-new 4-Battery Parallel Charger Board (PTK-5335) will enable you to charge up to four batteries simultaneously, while balancing the individual cells of each pack. The Parallel Charger Board is encased in an impact-resistant custom-molded plastic shell and is compatible with LiPo, Li-Ion and LiFe batteries. The DC input and battery port are protected with […]’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 […]

Lee Martin Chooses The ProTek R/C Samurai Engine!

February 10th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Longtime elite pro racer, Lee Martin, has chosen to run the ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” .21 racing engine for the 2015 racing season. Lee has been one of Europe’s top nitro racers for several years and ProTek R/C is excited to have him running the Samurai. ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” .21 engine at

Balance Your Tires & Why It’s Important

February 6th, 2015 by Jason Sams

You might not think balancing your off-road wheels and tires is a big deal, but when you consider the benefits you’ll think twice about running a set that hasn’t been balanced. Balancing your wheels and tires on both 1/10 and 1/8-scale vehicles is crucial because it provides the following: – Better control and stability – Less wear […]’s Blair Dominates NSX at Thunder Valley

February 5th, 2015 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Austin Blair has been on a terror with his new SWorkz rides. There is no denying the kid’s talent, but since switching to SWorkz, Blair has reached a new speed. This past weekend in Southern California, Blair dominated all three pro classes at the Nitro Supercross Series held at Thunder Valley R/C Raceway. Blair […]

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 […]

3 Easy Steps For Turning Faster Lap Times

February 2nd, 2015 by Jason Sams

As racers we’re always looking for ways to improve our lap times. We study the heat sheets and pour over our fastest times to try and find tenths of a second. Should I change tires? Should I work on my setup? How do I find that elusive extra speed every time I hit the track? team […]

Grandma Flies A Drone! Cool Footage!

January 30th, 2015 by Jason Sams

91 year-old Els Van Boldrik nabbed some awesome aerial video footage with a drone (multirotor) outfitted with a GoPro HERO4. Check out the video below: Check out the drones/multirotors at Multirotor Click here to see’s huge inventory or HD cameras: Cameras

TESTED: ProTek 2090 .21 Tuned Pipe

January 30th, 2015 by Jason Sams

NeoBuggy’s nitro experts love the new ProTek R/C 2090 pipe, so much so that they had this to say: “On the track, both truggies and buggies feel faster, more powerful and controllable with the 2090 installed. That’s my take, anyway.” Shop for the ProTek R/C 2090 Tuned Pipe Here is the entire review from NeoBuggy: […]

Is The Drake SWorkz Bound?

January 30th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Will Adam Drake end up with the SWorkz/ team? Here is what NeoBuggy posted about the rumors: Unsubstantiated rumours and hearsay from the ongoing Nuremberg Toy Fair have led many sources to come forward suggesting Adam Drake might be on his way to joining the SWORKz / team – our friends at even […]

LiveRC’s Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Heritage Video

January 29th, 2015 by Jason Sams

The Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is one most prestigious races in all of R/C racing. LiveRC did an excellent job creating a montage that highlights the history of this important race:

Volantex F4U Corsair Flight Video

January 29th, 2015 by Jason Sams

Volantex’s F4U Corsair is one capable R/C airplane that is at home performing low flybys and fast aerobatics. The Corsair is available through as either a PNP (plug n play) or ARTF (almost ready to fly). The ARTF version includes a 2.4GHZ radio system, 7.4V LiPo battery, charger and only requires about an hour […]

Outback RC Raceway Gets Bigger With Expansion!

January 28th, 2015 by Jason Sams

AMain RC Tracks is pleased to announce the Outback Raceway track expansion and pit improvement project. Your top west coast race track is receiving a track expansion and pit space improvement plan. Improvements should be done come March in time for the 2015 Outback Shootout. Pits will have view of the offroad track and […]

Jared Tebo Reports From The Reedy Race He Nearly Won

January 28th, 2015 by Jason Sams

  Practice went pretty good, and both my cars felt pretty good. I was making some small changes, and I was going in the right direction. In P2 of 2wd buggy, I made an unfortunate mistake and broke my car pretty early, so that was a bummer. The day went pretty fast, and before I […]

Top 5 Things To Do Before Heading To A Big Nitro Race

January 27th, 2015 by Jason Sams’s Chad Bradley has raced all over the world and has competed at the highest levels of competition. During his 20-plus years of racing Bradley has had to prepare for all types of racetracks and conditions. He’s also proactive in that he gets everything ready before he ever shows up to the race. Here are […]

AMain/ProTek Team Having Fun At The Reedy Race

January 27th, 2015 by Jason Sams

AMain/ProTek racers Atsushi Hara, Jared Tebo, Drew Moller, Ty Tessmann, Jennifer Lathrop and Lauren Bendrat got together for a few photos while at this weekend’s Reedy International Race of Champions. The crew did a great job representing and ProTek R/C.