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ProTek RC PRO Team Driver Adam Drake

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Professional RC Accomplishments

  • IFMAR World Championship finalist in 1:8 scale Nitro Buggy in 2001 and 2010.
  • Five-time ROAR national champion with three victories in 1:8 Nitro Buggy.
  • Two-time 1:8 scale Neo Buggy Champion.
  • Has posted Pro class victories at Dirt Nitro Challenge, Silver State Championships, Psycho Nitro Blast, Alabama Manufacturers Shootout, and the Southern Indoor Nationals.
  • Has compiled more than 30 lifetime JBRL Nitro Series Championships.
  • Represented the United States and Team Mugen Seiki at the 2022 IFMAR World Championships in Redovan, Spain.
  • Swept the 2022 Big Apple Nitro Challenge at Barnstormers RC Raceway in Chester, NY, TQing and winning Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy, and eBuggy.

Adam Drake RC Business Ventures

RC Business Ventures

Adam was instrumental in developing the Losi TLR 1:10 and 1:8 scale off-road platforms. He had a vital role with the R&D team that advanced the performance evolution of the Novarossi and OS Speed engine programs.

This past year, Adam and Ronda purchased Palm Desert RC Raceway and the duo runs the day-to-day operations of the facility in Palm Desert, California.

Learn More About Adam Drake


Nickname: “The Drake”
Parents: Peter and Cheryl
Spouse: Ronda
Hobbies: Spending time with his dogs, bowling, and watching Motocross. (Adam raced Motocross as a child.)
Charitable Contributions: Provides in-kind services through racing for various charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society.

Adam Drake Sponsors


Chassis: Mugen Seiki
Engine: OS Speed Drake Edition
Fuel: Flash Point
Electric Motor/ESC: Tekin
Battery: ProTek RC
Servos: ProTek RC
Tires: JConcepts
Transmitters: Futaba
Accessories: ProTek RC, Avid, MIP, Lundsford, Stickit1Racing

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The Drake Racing

Adam and Ronda* Drake launched “The Drake Racing” in 2019 to provide the R/C nitro community with a full catalog of engine products, services, and tips.

  • Numerous high-profile professional drivers utilize “The Drake-In services,” including Ryan Maifield, Spencer Rivkin, Ty Tessmann, and Joe Bornhorst, to name just a few.
  • The Drake-In “EBIS” engine break-in service is used on a specialized line of ProTek RC Samurai engines available through AMain Hobbies.
  • The Drake Racing is considered one of the finest R/C research and development sources in the World—track-tested nearly every week of the year.

*Ronda Drake, is co-founder of The Drake Racing and is considered one of the fastest female R/C racers in the World. Adam and Ronda met at an R/C track in Southern California.

Watch Adam's Latest YouTube Videos

With over thirty years in R/C this radio control racing veteran shares his knowledge on both nitro and electric kits. We invite you to visit Adam's YouTube channel, and while you are there, be sure to subscribe.

Protek RC CR21 Nitro Engine

Carburetor settings for the Protek RC CR21 Nitro Engine.

New tools from Protek RC

New ProTek RC tools for electric and nitro racers.

Under the Hood - MBX8R Nitro Buggy

Get a sneak peek of what Adam uses stock and what hop-ups he runs.

Glow Plugs for Off-Road Racing

Keep it simple, use the plugs that work with your engine.

Installing and removing a backplate

Adam demonstrates how to remove and install an R/C engine backplate.

Extended rear upper shock mount

How to shim upper rear standoff for nitro and electric buggies.

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