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Ask Marty: How to go from local “fast guy” to legit pro-level speed.

March 30th, 2015 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 […]

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 […]

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 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.’s Greggor McGrath @Horizon City R/C Flyers

September 16th, 2014 by Jason Sams’s Greggor McGrath showed off his smooth style and high-speed passes for the Horizon City R/C Flyers. When Greggor isn’t flying helis he’s talking helis. Feel free to give our customer service team a call if you need help with your helicopter, and ask for Greggor.

ProTek 321B “Samurai” Wins “Local Hero” Series

September 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

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 […]

Fly this and you’re sure to impress friends – 50mph Flying Ornithopter

September 12th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The Robird Peregrine Falcon flying ornithopter (from Greek ornithos “bird”, an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings) is capable of 50mph! Realistic flight characteristics and impressive life-like details are sure to leave onlookers amazed and baffled when you tell them the bird is not real. We hope you enjoy the video.

SWorkz Announces S350T

September 11th, 2014 by Jason Sams

SWorkz has released images and specs of the all-new S350T. This is the truggy’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 […]

Labor Day Shootout/ U.S. Pro Cup Finals at Silver Dollar R/C Raceway

September 9th, 2014 by Jason Sams

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 […]

Outback Raceway Closed (August 10 – August 15) for Track Change

August 11th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Outback RC Raceway will be closed Sunday Aug 10th thru Friday afternoon August 15th 4pm for a track change and much needed dirt dryout process. We are hoping to be done Friday race day by 4pm, but will update you all with an email  if still closed. Please call 510-282-2450 with any questions. We apologize for the closure, […]

Battle of the Sikest at Thunder Alley with Ryan Lutz

July 16th, 2014 by Jason Sams

This past weekend I took a 7+ hour car ride south to one of my favorite places to race, Thunder Alley. The track was spectacular as always with a fresh Sik track design from Levi Jackson. Lap times averaged just north of 30 seconds and some 14 of those were spent in the air! I […]

Keystone Classic at Mushroom Bowl Hobbies

July 16th, 2014 by Jason Sams

This past weekend I headed on over to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to the Mushroom Bowl Hobbies for a fun weekend of racing. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the new 1/10th track that was being put in for this event wasn’t done yet. So upon arrival I pitched in a spent a few hours helping to […]

2014 J Concepts Summer Nationals

May 27th, 2014 by Jason in Full Force at the Dirt Nitro Challenge

February 13th, 2014 by Jason

Stop by the A Main booth at the Dirt Nitro Challenge February 18-23 to see all of the hot, new ProTek R/C products. Meet our team of the world’s best R/C racers;  make sure you grab a raffle ticket! We’ll be giving away thousands in prizes, A Main Hobbies’ apparel, distributing exclusive coupon codes (only […]

Patrick Zhao Wins 4WD Buggy Title at Nor-Cal AKA Off-Road Kings

September 23rd, 2013 by Team Manager

BMiller Racing’s Patrick Zhao has primarily earned his RC success the past two years racing short course trucks. But this summer he focused his energy into 1/10 electric buggies and the effort is beginning to reap its rewards.
At the AKA Off-Road Kin…

Korn Captures Labor Day Shootout Title at Silver Dollar

September 4th, 2013 by Jason

The region’s top 1/8-scale racers converged in Chico, California for A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway for the Annual Labor Day Shootout. The Silver Dollar track, which just hosted the ROAR 1/10-scale Off-Road Nationals a few weeks ago was completely rebuilt to give 1/8-scale racers all the space they needed to get massive air […]

All Tessmann @ Pre-Worlds

June 9th, 2013 by Jason

Hot Bodies, Kyosho and Associated benefit from the efforts of Ty Tessmann. The young talent was one of the fastest racers all-weekend long running cars from Kyosho and Team Associated, both manufacturers who do not sponsor Tessmann. Hot Bodies is currently developing a 4WD buggy for the upcoming World Championships, so Tessmann opted to run […]

Tessmann Wins Mod 2WD

June 9th, 2013 by Jason

Hot Bodies’ driver Ty Tessmann won A2 to take the overall win at the Pre-Worlds in the coveted Modified 2WD buggy class. Tessmann has been fast all weekend long with a Kyosho RB6 mid-motor buggy. Most of the top drivers have been using mid-motor cars because the grip is so intense. Tessmann also took A1 […]

Tessmann Grabs A1 In 4WD w/Associated B44.1

June 9th, 2013 by Jason

Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann was again the victor in A1 of Mod 4WD. Tessmann would hold off an early charge from Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield, but a few crashes from “Mans” would allow Tessmann to get away. See entire footage from the race here: