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Team Quick Tips: Five Racing Tips for 17.5 Racers

December 19th, 2014 by Jason Sams

  AMain.com team manager Marty Korn has been racing for decades (sorry Marty, you’re really not that old), and he has been having a lot of fun recently competing in the widely popular 17.5T 2WD buggy class. In this quick read, Marty shares five areas that will improve your car so that you aren’t searching […]

AMain’s Matt Gosch Reports From The JCP RC Raceway Electric Winter Series

December 17th, 2014 by Jason Sams

JCP RC Raceway, located just minutes away from downtown Indianapolis, hosted Round 2 of their Electric Winter Points Series this past weekend. With just over 100 entries, some of the area’s best racers were in attendance, and looking to put their names at the top of the points standings. AMain.com and Protek RC’s very own […]

Small “Profile” But Oh So Powerful! New ProTek R/C 160T Servo

December 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

ProTek R/C’s new 160T Low Profile Digital “High Torque” Servo is ready to meet the demands of the serious 1/10 and 1/12-scale racer. Featuring a robust 274 oz-in of torque at a lighting quick .06 transit speed at 7.4V, the 160T’s small profile belies its power within. The metal drivetrain of the 160T glides on […]

New ProTek R/C Pit Mat

December 8th, 2014 by Jason Sams

ProTek R/C Pit Mat   Own the pits and wrench in comfort with ProTek R/C’s new Pit Mat (PTK-8151). The high-density 4mm thick foam mat is soft and durable, and it rolls up for convenient storage. A draw-string pouch is included to protect your Pit Mat while stowed. At 48in. (4ft.) wide by 24in. (2ft.) tall (122cm x […]

Protect Your Engine: New ProTek R/C Blue Flame DC Engine Heater

December 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

ProTek R/C’s “Blue Flame” Engine Heater effectively pre-heats the critical internal parts of your nitro engine, resulting in significantly reduced wear and unnecessary stress when compared to “cold starting.” The engine’s crankshaft, connecting rod, piston and sleeve all benefit and will last much longer when pre-heated regularly with the ProTek R/C Blue Flame Engine Heater. […]

STOCK RACERS: New EcoPower “Sling Shot” 17.5T Brushless Motor

December 1st, 2014 by Jason Sams

EcoPower Sling Shot 17.5T Sensored Brushless Motor  EcoPower’s “Sling Shot” 17.5T Sensored Brushless Motor has been designed in house by AMain.com pro racers for racers, to deliver maximum power—although “outlaw” fast, it’s ROAR Spec approved. ☺ Today’s spec class racers need a standout motor to be competitive and the Sling Shot delivers at a very […]

Attention Racers: Black Friday Week at AMain.com!

November 25th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Save on all of your favorite brands including Yokomo, Kyosho, Team Associated, Team Losi, Pro-Line, AKA, JConcepts and much more. See the daily deals here: http://bit.ly/1xXWZTy USE CODE: BFWEEK2014   

Throwback Thursday: R/C vs BMX

November 13th, 2014 by Jason Sams

It was nearly 10 years ago when AMain’s Chad Bradley raced professional BMX racer Bubba Harris heads up. The race was set up for a feature article in RC Nitro Magazine (RC Car Action’s sister publication of yesteryear). Everyone including me thought the 2hp 1/8-scale buggy would destroy Bubba on his home track in Valencia, […]

Lee Martin’s Mugen MBX7R Tricks and Tips

November 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

MBX7R Tricks and Hints with AMain/ProTek R/C driver Lee Martin:  Things in which I have currently found you can run differently to your old MBX7 set ups; – Running without the underdriven rear gear box on looser surfaces; With the new drivetrain that the R has, it accelerates more smoothly and consistently. This means that […]

Interview: Ryan Lutz On His Switch to Tekno R/C

November 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

  AMain.com: What were some of the main reasons for choosing Tekno R/C when you probably could have gone to a number of manufacturers? Ryan Lutz:  I have been watching Tekno for a year and really liked their business plan. They have successfully grown a great grass roots following and regional team all across the country. […]

AMain’s Door TQ’s Mod 2WD & 4WD, Takes Win in 4WD at Fall Brawl

November 11th, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Curtis Door is one of the nicest kids you’ll ever meet, and he’s a great racer too. He had a successful weekend of racing at the 3rd Annual Fall Brawl held at AMain.com’s Outback Raceway. Here is Curtis’ take on his racing weekend:  Over the weekend I attended the Fall Brawl at Outback Raceway.  With over […]

The Blairs On Top at AKA Fall Brawl

November 10th, 2014 by Jason Sams

  AMain/SWorks driver Austin Blair won 4×4 SC at the Fall Brawl with his pops, Steve Blair, grabbing the top spot in Sportsman 2WD Buggy. Here is Austin’s race report from the AKA Fall Brawl:  It was a long weekend at the AMain’s Fall Brawl in Chico, California. I arrived late Thursday night with Marty […]

Align M690L Hexacopter Test Flight

November 10th, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Derrick Threatt has been a pioneer in multirotor video footage–he has shot dozens of races and events over the years. Threatt had the privilege of being one of the first pilots to test the new Align M690L Hexacopter Super Combo Kit. After his initial flight, he called the M690L “smooth as butter.” Check out […]

AMain’s Gosch Takes the Halloween Bash for Cash

November 10th, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain.com racer Matt Gosch has been racing quite a bit of electric off-road these days. Gosch recently traveled to JCP RC in Indianapolis for the Halloween Bash for Cash. Here is how it all went down: This past weekend, Matt Gosch made the trek East to JCP RC in Indianapolis, Indiana for their annual Halloween […]

Ask Marty: Advice For New Racers

November 7th, 2014 by Jason Sams

What 3 pieces of advice would you give to new racers? 1. Be studious. Learn and test as much as you can. Practice makes perfect. Training yourself to handle stressful situations will prepare you for when it counts on the track. 2. Choose the right equipment. Just because the local fast guy uses a certain […]

2014 Fall Brawl Layout @Outback Raceway

November 7th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Here is the brand new layout for the 3rd Annual Fall Brawl. There is still time to sign up for the race. Come on down to Outback Raceway Friday, November 7 or early Saturday morning November 8. There are classes for all levels of drivers. You won’t want to miss this race!

Marty Korn’s SWorkz S350 EVO (Setup)

November 6th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Here is Marty Korn’s SWorkz S350 EVO setup for open, medium-bite tracks. This is also a great base setup for the buggy. Check back with our Team Blog regularly for more setup info. Here is a link to multiple setups (for various vehicles) for Outback and Silver Dollar R/C Raceways: http://blog.amain.com/tracks/racer-setups/

Attention B5M Stock Racers: New 3-Gear Transmission from Team Associated

November 5th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The official word from Team Associated: Associated’s new B5M 3-gear transmission provides the spec class racer with a lightweight/low rotating mass option to improve drivetrain efficiency. It also features a new, smaller, lightweight top shaft which uses smaller diameter bearings (5x10x4mm, #91560) for additional weight savings. The 3-gear transmission is also a great tuning aid […]

LiveRC Features AMain’s Lauren Bendrat in Talk It Up Tuesday

November 4th, 2014 by Jason Sams

This week’s Talk It Up Tuesday on LiveRC features AMain.com lady racer, Lauren Bendrat. Bendrat has been involved with the SoCal racing scene, most notably Hot Rod Hobbies, for quite a few years, so it’s really cool to see her finally get some cred. From the article: While living in Valencia, CA, several years ago I […]

Silver Dollar R/C Raceway in “Hyperlapse”

November 4th, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Derrick Threatt captured this hyperlapse of Silver Dollar R/C Raceway during the Labor Day Shootout/U.S. Pro Cup Finals. You too, can shoot a quick time lapse video by downloading the Hyperlapse app–it’s free!