BMiller Racing swept all three spots on the podium in the Pro 4 short course class in Round 1 of the Sacramento RC Raceway Summer Nights Series. Josh O’Connell sat on top of the box, followed by Lou Figueria in second and Troy Hanson in third. All three BMiller drivers were piloting Losi SCTE’s with Tekin Pro4 4600 and RX8 electronics powered by a ProTek R/C 6400 mAh 70c battery from A Main Hobbies. The trio also mounted their tire of choice onto DE Racing’s black Trinidad SC wheels.
O’Connell started in the No. 2 spot on the grid but dominated the seven-minute main from start to finish. Despite very little pre-race practice on Sacramento RC Raceway’s huge layout and big-air jumps, O’Connell adapted quickly and had his SCTE running lap times close to those being laid down by the 1/8 nitro vehicles. Figueria TQ’d but struggled in the opening minutes of the main, only to recover and easily finish second. Hanson was steady throughout to round out the BMiller Racing sweep in third.
O’Connell also was headed for the victory in 1/8 electric buggy as well, having lapped the field with two minutes left in the 10-minute main, but a mechanical failure sent him to the sidelines with a DNF.