AMain Hobbies News
Its no secret that Sugar being applied on the Silver Dollar RC Raceway track during the Pre-Worlds this weekend was a bit of a newsworthy story – we posted up a couple of the feelings and the man behind A Main Hobbies / the powerhouse behind the 2013 IFMAR Worlds Kendall Bennett posted a comment on the story, which we thought explained things very well.
“Well it was way beyond loose. We know how to make that track work and dial in for 1/8 scale quickly, but for 1/10 scale we relied on the myriad of opinions on how to do it correctly prior to the event. We were told for 1/10 scale we needed a hard packed track, and it should be run dry. So we water packed it to make the track super smooth. A lot of people told us we would need to sugar it to bring it around quickly in practice, but we also had some who told us sugar was a really bad idea so we decided not to use any additives and see how it worked out.
The combination of a hard packed, smooth track surface which got dusty super quickly was terrible, and it was clear it was the wrong choice. We tried watering it, but it was not coming around quickly at all. It behaved pretty much how it normally does when it is green, but with 1/8 scale cars being heavier and spitting out a ton of caster oil to help keep the dust down, it just did not come around like it does with 1/8 scales.
The manufacturers all voted to lay down some sugar, so we did. The end result brought the track around very quickly, and now we should not need to touch it again except to blow it off for the rest of the race. Although some people still do not agree with the decision, I think it was the right decision and it is what the vast majority of the manufacturers at the race wanted.” – Kendall Bennett (A Main Hobbies) 07/06/2013
The who’s who of 1/10-scale off-road racing will have their first crack at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway at next week’s IFMAR Pre-Worlds June 6th-9th. The “Flyin’ Ryans” of Team Associated, A Main Hobbies/Tamiya’s Lee Martin, Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessman, Team Durango/A Main Hobbies’ Ryan Lutz, Associated’s Neil Cragg, TLR’s Dustin Evans and the rest of the world championship contenders will be working feverishly to figure out the new surface and their machines. The knowledge gained will give the favorites the confidence they need to finish atop the podium when it really counts; later in September when the IFMAR World Championships are held.
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The dust has settled, and only the rubber that produced the optimum racing line remains at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway. With hundreds of racers competing in the Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge thousands of laps were put in by racers who ran on the new surface and said it was one of the best they’d ever competed on. Racers were also stoked with the 16 features world-renown track builder, Joey Christensen, utilized to create one epic 1/8-scale layout.
A Main Hobbies released a teaser video showing The Dirt’s Joey Christensen getting started with the track design for Silver Dollar RC Raceway – host venue of this year’s 2013 IFMAR 1/10 Offroad Worlds as well as ROAR Nats and Worlds warm up earlier in the year. Have a watch below.
Silver Dollar RC Raceway is proud to be holding the 1/10th electric off-road pre-worlds event on the 6th – 9th June 2013. This will be the first opportunity for electric 1/10-scale racers to familiarize themselves with the all-new Silver Dollar RC Raceway dirt surface in race conditions. Who are the favourites? Could it be the Americans, 4-time and defending World Champion Ryan Cavalieri or 2004 4wd World Champion Jared Tebo? What about multiple ROAR National Champion Ryan Maifeild or 2011 ROAR National Champion and TLR star Dustin Evans? Could it be the Euro contingent of multiple European Champion and 2011 World Champion runner up Jorn Neumann? What about 2011 world’s finalists Neil Cragg and Lee Martin?
A Main Hobbies are on the hunt for talented individuals looking to join one of the success stories of RCin the last decade – the A Main boys are looking for candidates to fill the following positions – Web Designer, Search Campaign Manager, Brand Manager, Digital Marketing Manager, Graphic Designer and Product Specialist.
For more info see We’re Hiring! page, resumes can be sent to HR@AMainHobbies.com
17-year old, 3-time Australian National Champ Kyle McBride has signed with A Main Hobbies. The young, super-talented McBride will represent ProTek RC and A Main Hobbies along with his current sponsors all over the world. McBride had this to say, “I’m excited to be on a growing team and to represent an international power such as A Main Hobbies and ProTek RC. I will be pushing the brand over here in Australia and look forward to bringing the team many results in the near future and the rest of the 2013 season! I want to thank Marty Korn and the entire A Main Hobbies team for welcoming me!”