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.
BMiller Racing’s Cory Yoder came away with top driver honors at the recently completed Cheese City Xtreme Winter Off-Road Series, winning both the Mod Buggy and Stock 2wd SCT overall titles. Teammate Trent Hanson landed on the podium as well, placing third in 4×4 SCT. The series featured five rounds of racing with two drops, starting back in November and concluding in March.
Yoder TQ’d and won all three rounds he participated in Stock SCT, piloting a Kyosho Ultima SC-R with Panther clay Rattlers mounted on black DE Racing Borrego wheels. Yoder had his power provided by ProTek batteries from A Main Hobbies.
In Mod Buggy, Yoder registered two victories and one second to stand on top of the box with his Losi 22. Again powered by ProTek batteries, Yoder’s 22 sported Panther clay Bobcats in the front with clay Rattlers in the rear glued onto yellow DE Racing Borrego wheels.
The other series class winners included Matt Meyers in Rally, Justin Zaugg in 4×4 SCT, and Robbie Price in Sportsman. Cheese City Xtreme R/C is located in Monroe, WI and features year-round indoor/outdoor off-road and oval racing with a well-stocked hobby shop on site. For more information on the facility, check out their website (http://cheesecityxtremerc.com) or give them a call at 608-325-4502.
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/