By Thomas Tran
After his departure from TLR and going to Mugen Seiki, Adam Drake hasn't slowed up one bit. More involved than ever, Drake has been the model spokesperson for the Japanese company by releasing setup tip videos, product release videos, helping at the track, while still racing and winning on all levels in the industry. On Sunday night, he won the 35+ Pro Legends grudge match over fellow national champions Jeremy Kortz and Richard Saxton, aas well as former world champ Greg Degani. Here's his Mugen Seiki MBX7R buggy.
One of the most experienced driver at the DNC, Adam Drake is still powered by Novarossi and is heading up some of the product development at Flashpoint and Mugen pushing the performance envelope even further. While still heavily involved on the development side of things, Drake reamins one of the friendliest, helpful pros on the tour. Check out the legend's ride below.
Inside Adam Drake's 1/8-Scale Nitro Buggy
Chassis: Mugen MBX7R
Engine: Novarossi Mito 4
Pipe: Novarossi EFRA 9901
Fuel: Flashpoint Race Blend 30%
Tires: Pro-Line Holeshots X3, Blockade X3
Radio: Hitec Lynx 4S
Servo: Hitec 90370 for steering; Hitec 90380 for throttle
Body and Wing: Mugen stock body and Pro-Line Trifecta lexan wing
Notes: Lunsford titanium turnbuckles and screws. Mugen prototype/pre-release 4 shoe clutch and Mugen prototype center driveline. Flashpoint new air filter, fuel lines, and aluminum gear diff cross-pins.