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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, […]

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 […]

Lutz Leaves Team Durango, Where is He Headed?

November 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Ryan Lutz has announced that he is leaving Team Durango and is looking to head to a team that offers a “support package” he sees with the likes of Tessmann, Cavalieri and other top drivers. Here is Lutz’ official statement: “In recent months I have been contemplating my career trajectory and what I want to […]

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 […]

Team Quick Tip: Organization Made Easy

October 2nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Keeping your spare parts organized will make your life much easier. We suggest the use of appropriate sized plastic bins or large freezer bags for storing your spare parts. Marking a bag or storage container specifically for your transmission, plastic parts, bearings, and miscellaneous screws will make it much easier to find what you need when you’re […]

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 […]

New Layout @Outback Raceway

September 22nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Right now the track crew is hard at work changing the Outback R/C Raceway layout. The next time you hit the track there will be a new rhythm section in front of the drivers’ stand. The new layout will be in before we open the doors Tuesday Sept. 23. Come out this week and put in […]

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 […]’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, […]