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Old 01-25-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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Adam Drake Interview - A Must Read

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Hi guys this was on Buggy-Sport, read through the interview and check out below the races he said he was going to in 2009. I have highlightened one in particular. (You can always go over to Buggy-Sport on the second page if you think I am kidding around)


thanks for taking the time for this interview.

First of all, what is your full name?
Adam D Drake

How old are you?

Where are you from?
I had born in Grand Rapids, MI.
I now live in Fontana, CA.

When did you start with rc cars?
I started playing around with R/C and racing a little in 1991 and got serious about racing in 1993.

What was your first car and when did you start your first race?
My first car was a Hot Shot, but my first race car was RC10.

Do you still know your result?
I don't remember my first result, but it wasn't good. I didn't have a lot of natural talent, but I'm a hard worker.

So later on you got better and better, what do you think were the most important steps in your career?
Lots of practice. I spend a lot of time practicing, club racing and testing.

What were your biggest results so far?
2006 Neo Champion in both buggy and truck.
2007 ROAR National Champion.
2008 Neo Buggy Champion.
Silver State Champion (1/10th Nitro)
The Dirt Nitro Challenge Champion (1/10th Nitro)
R/C Pro National Champion (2 in 1/8th and 2 in 1/10th Nitro)
2008 JBRL Series Champion in buggy.
2008 Southern CA Nitro Series Champion in both buggy and truck.

Who was your first sponsor?
My first chassis sponsor was Losi in 1994. My first ever sponsor was I think Race Prep electric motors.

So looking on to 2009, what will be your racing equipment?
Chassis: Losi 8ight 2.0 and Losi 8ight T 2.0.
Engine: GRP Rossi tuned .21 with GRP 2053 pipe and GRP #5 glow plug.
Fuel: Nitrotane 30%.
Tires: Team Losi Racing.
Radio: Airtronics M11 and Airtronics servos.
Battery: Losi.

What will be your major events this year where you will take apart?
Airtronics Championship
The Dirt Nitro Challenge
Psycho Nitro Blast
Silver State Nitro Challenge
ROAR Nationals
Manufactures Cup
Sprucewood Invitational
JBRL Series
1-2 international events

What are your objectives for this year?
My goals are as always to do the best I can. I would like to do well a all the major events. We have a strong team and should do well.

When will be your first race this year?
This weekend is the Airtronics Championship at Revelation Raceway.

How often do you practice?
I try to practice one or two night per week and club race every weekend when I'm not out of town.

What are you doing if you are not driving with rc cars?
Usually preparing them for the next race and spending lots of time with my wife to be Ronda.

How is your family situation? Are you married? Do you have children?
I'm getting married this year. No children at this time.

I would like to thank you for your time!
The pleasure is all mine.

Is there anything else you would like to tell to the viewers of Buggy-Sport.Info?
Thanks for all the support and if you have any questions about Losi or GRP products feel free to send me an email.

Thanks and happy racing!

source: Adam Drake
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THIS IS A REALLLLLLLY good guy. Help a lot driver. The show must go on this summer.

That really give me the kick in the to make this one.

See you next time.
He is no fool who gives up what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.

No sponsor with no car so lot of money in my pocket.
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Its great that he is coming up here to Canada Dave!
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that realy sick dave.
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I'm Speechless. Bravo Dave...BRAVO!!!
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It's about time someone comitted to coming other then in an email or on the phone...
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Congradulations !
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Is The whole team comming too? and when is the invational this year?
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Keep in mind this was 2009, however I am working hard to make it say the same in 2010!
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