BMiller Racing’s Lou Figueria loves to race his Losi SCTE 2.0, and last weekend that was apparent with a schedule that included a race in Southern California on Saturday and one in Northern California on Sunday. After more than 600 miles traveled over the course of 48 hours, Figueria returned to Sacramento with a pair of victories to show for his efforts.
The race weekend started with the four-hour trek to Bakersfield for the Grand Opening Shootout at Rainman’s Hobby and Raceway. After the two qualifying rounds, Figueria earned the TQ and started at the front of the grid for the six-minute A main. Big Lou dominated the main, leading from start to finish to earn weekend victory number one.
After the award ceremony Figueria left Rainman’s and headed up to the Bay Area to the legendary Nor Cal Hobbies & Raceway in Union City for the annual Toys For Tots Race. Again earning the TQ on Sunday morning, he sat on the pole for the double A mains and did not disappoint, winning both A1 and A2 to stand on top of the box in the late afternoon.
So with two victories in as many days in two different parts of the state, Figueria jumped back in his truck for the relatively short drive back to Sacramento to complete his 48-hour RC racing odyssey. But Big Lou won’t be idle for long. After a couple days of work in the real world, he will be right back out there whipping his SCTE 2.0 on the big jumps of a local track somewhere.
Big Lou’s Winning Combo from A Main Hobbies …
Car – Losi SCTE 2.0
Radio – Futaba 4PKS
Servo – ProTek R/C 130SS
Motor – Tekin Pro4 HD
ESC – RX8 Gen2
Battery – ProTek R/C Supreme Power 7000 mAh 100c
Tires – JConcepts Bar Codes (gold)
Wheels – DE Racing White Borrego
Drive System – MIP “Pucks” Pro4mance Pack
Six members of the BMiller Race Team took part in the annual Turkey Dash at A Main Hobbies’ Outback Raceway in Chico, CA. The team’s results were impressive with five podium finishes, including individual class victories from Todd Pearson and Lou Figueria.
Pearson’s victory in 40+ Stock 2wd Buggy was one for the ages with a last second pass that was truly memorable. Starting from the TQ spot on the grid, Pearson bobbled in the opening lap and dropped to third. He stayed in that position until moving up to second in lap six. Pearson was not satisfied, however, and kept pressing forward by running 11 consecutive 17 second laps to close in on local standout Randy Lathrop. When Lathrop tripped up on the final lap, Pearson pulled even and dropped the ponies down the final straight to win by 0.121.
Figueria dominated the competition in 4wd Short Course, earning TQ honors before winning the A main by nearly a full lap.
Brian Strange ran well all day but came up just shy of sitting on top of the box with a second place showing in Open 2wd Buggy and a third place in 4wd Buggy. Terry Wickum rounded out the BMiller podium showings with a third in Open 2wd Short Course.
BMiller Racing’s Cory Yoder has plenty to balance in his everyday life as a husband, father, and labor pipe layer and grade checker. So RC racing has to take its place in Yoder’s life when time permits. But when he does get his Kyosho vehicles dialed in and makes it out to the track, the Freeport, Illinois native is tough to beat.
This past Summer and Fall, Yoder carved out some time in his busy schedule to take part in the six round Midwest Electric Series that took participants to races in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Yoder competed in the required five out of six rounds (1 drop allowed) and came away with series titles in both 2wd Stock Short Course and Mod Stadium Truck. His dominant showing in the two classes also earned him the prestigious Outstanding Driver crown for the most successful competitor over the course of the entire series.
In stock short course, Yoder piloted his Kyosho Ultima SC-R to four wins and one runner-up showing, while taking three firsts and one third with his Ultima RT5 in stadium truck. Both vehicles were powered by ProTek 7000 mAh 100c lipo batteries from A Main Hobbies.