— 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
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.
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.
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.