With victories in Pro Buggy and 2wd short course, Eddie Bernal led a parade of seven BMiller Racing podium finishes in the three pro classes of LSR Speedway’s Round 2 action of the Thursday Night Nats Off-Road Series. Each of the seven BMiller Racing Top 3 finishes were powered by ProTek R/C “Supreme Power” Li-Poly batteries from A Main Hobbies.
The feature race of the night came in Pro Buggy where the BMiller Racing crew swept the podium. Bernal TQ’d in his Associated B4.1 and led all but one lap in the six-minute A main to win by six seconds over his 13-year-old son, Nathan Bernal, who held off hard-charging teammate Justin Moon for second. All three BMiller drivers were on Panther tires in clay compound with the Bernal duo using Rattlers and Moon sporting Switch 2.0’s.
Bernal was even more convincing in 2wd short course, posting the only 20-lap tally in the six-minute A main with his Associated SC10. BMiller Racing teammate Todd Pearson finished second as he continues to improve and has seemingly started to figure out the dynamics of running on dirt after racing most of his previous career on the pavement.
In Pro 4 short course action, Lou Figueria continued his hot streak, winning for the 11th time since New Year’s Eve. Figueria started in the No. 2 spot with his Losi SCTE behind teammate Patrick Zhao’s TQ showing. After a little trouble in lap two dropped him to sixth, Figueria started to find his grove and work his way back up, eventually passing another teammate, Josh O’Connell for the lead on lap 11. Figueria went on to register 21 laps and win by five seconds over Trever Lund, while BMiller’s Terry Wickum stayed steady throughout to grab the third spot. O’Connell and Zhao finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
The Thursday Night Nats series features five rounds of racing with one drop, and concludes on Thursday, March 15. LSR Speedway is located at 8470 Belvedere Avenue, Suite B in Sacramento (website: www.lsrspeedway.com, phone: 916-217-5869).