A Main Hobbies in association with BMiller Racing recently hosted the first-ever Pay It Forward Race at Outback Raceway to benefit the Torres Family Shelter in Chico, California. Racers came from throughout Northern California to participate in the festivities, donating toys for the 14 children currently residing in the shelter. In return, BMiller Racing provided the racers with a free raffle of more than $650 in racer-friendly RC products.

A Main Hobbies videographer Derrick Threatt produced the following video to recap the highlights of the memorable Pay It Forward Race.

As for the racing, class winners included Brian Strange in Open 2wd Buggy, Austin Blair in 4wd Buggy, Ron Chunn in 2wd Stock Buggy, Jeff Lorenzo in Open Stadium Truck, Mike Maxwell in 2wd Open Short Course, Lou Figueria in 4wd Short Course, and Ethan Thulin in Rookie.


Brad Miller, founder of BMiller Racing, recently hosted a Christmas shopping spree for 21 kids enrolled in the Sacramento-area chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Team drivers Terry Wickum and Lou Figueria were on hand to assist in the festivities, which provided each of the 21 kids with a $300 gift card at Toys-R-Us to spend on anything in the store. Widely recognized as one of the most charitable players in the NBA during his 13-year professional career, Brad has hosted the Sacramento Big Brothers Big Sisters shopping spree for the past 10 years.

Brad’s overall national contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters has totaled nearly $1 million over the years. For the past eight years he has hosted the Brad Miller Golf Outing, Gala & Auction. This past Fall the event raised more than $150,000 for the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters in his hometown of Kendallville, Indiana. More than 600 community members came out to participate in the two-day extravaganza.

Brad has a special place in his heart for Big Brothers Big Sisters due to the fact he was mentored by the program as a youth. In 1985, a then eight-year-old Brad was matched with Big Brother Dewey Forbes in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Although their official match in the program ended when Brad turned 18 years old, their relationship remained strong as Brad’s career advanced him from Purdue University to the NBA.


BMiller Racing, a radio controlled car race team formed by professional basketball player Brad Miller, recently launched an interactive website with a contest awarding quality prizes from A Main Hobbies.

Nearly 400 website subscribers entered the contest and the winners have been randomly selected.


Contest Winners

Rob Thulin (Concow, CA) – ProTek R/C P-8 1/8th Buggy Super Hauler Bag
Shane Theiss (Rochelle, IL) – ProTek R/C “Prodigy 610 DUO” Battery Charger
Joe Bauman (Hopkins, SC) – ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Metric Hex Driver Set
Marcus Plumlee (Modesto, CA) – ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Standard Hex Driver Set
Justin Zaugg (Roscoe, IL) – ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Metric Ball End Hex Driver Set
Zachary Wezenberg (Lacey, WA) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Scott Cruse (Sarasota, FL) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Michael Tucker (Texarkana, TX) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Dane Bennett (Tyrone, PA) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Lee Thomas (Adrian, MI) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Mike Livingston (Medford, OR) – EcoPower “Electron” 2S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack
Henry Gardner (Rockville, MD) – ProTek R/C Flame Resistant Charging Bag
Ben Dieball (Hartland, WI) – ProTek R/C Flame Resistant Charging Bag