Adam Drake - RC Racing - ProTek RC Pro Team Driver

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Adam Drake - RC Racing - ProTek RC Pro Team Driver

Adam Drake

— Five-time ROAR National Champion
— IFMAR World Championship Finalist
— 30+ JBRL Nitro Series Championships

Adam is considered one of the OG’s of the R/C community with over 30 years of experience in racing, research & development, and assisting others in the industry.

Hometown: Beaumont, California Pro R/C Experience: 31 years


Adam's Professional RC Accomplishments

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.
  • Opened 2022 with a clean sweep of the Pro classes at Winter Rage in Walla Walla, WA.

Racing RC's is more than a hobby for Adam - it's his profession.
RC Buisness Ventures

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

Learn a little more about Adam Drake.
Personal Info

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.

What brands does Adam use in his RC race program?

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

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.

Futaba T10PX Trigger Mode

Mugen Seiki Racing's Adam Drake talks about trigger mode on the Futaba T10PX.

Futaba T10PX Radio System

Adam's radio of choice, the Futaba T10PX radio system.

New tools from Protek RC

New ProTek RC tools for electric and nitro racers.

Tuning with Lower Nitro Content Fuel

Tuning changes that are useful when running fuel with a lower nitro content.

Lower rear ride height - Cut shock ends.

How to get lower rear ride height.

Laps at Thunder Alley Raceway

Ronda Drake running laps at Thunder Alley Raceway.

MBX8R Rear Hub Plates

Mugen Seiki MBX8R rear hub plates.

MBX8R ECO Complete Build

Building the new MBX8R Eco.

MBX8R Under the Hood

MBX8R - Under the hood.