Race Em RC in Rockford, Illinois will be the place to be for RC off-road action on Saturday, October 13 with the running of the 2012 End of Summer Shootout. Gates open at 8AM and racing begins at 11AM in seven electric and nitro classes. Entry fees will be $20 for the first class and $10 for any additional classes.

The highlight of the End of Summer Shootout will be the first-ever BMiller Top Driver Challenge with a $100 cash payout awarded to the overall winner. The top qualifying drivers competing in open 1/10 2wd buggy, stock 17.5 SCT, 4×4 SCT, 1/8 nitro buggy, 1/8 e-buggy, and 1/8 nitro truggy will be awarded points based on a 10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points system. Drivers can compete in any or all of the six BMiller Top Driver Challenge classes, as the $100 top prize will be awarded to the driver with the most accumulated points at the end of the day.

BMiller Racing’s own Cory Yoder is expected to compete for the Challenge crown along with local standouts Jason Mayer, Ben Nguyen, Justin Zaugg, and a number of other top drivers from the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin area.

Plaques will also be distributed to the top three in each of the aforementioned classes as well as in the electric-only sportsman class. For more information on the race or the Race EM RC facility, go to http://www.raceemrc.com/site/