Layton, Pearson and Wickum Set The Pace With Win’s

2015 JConcepts Pay It Forward Race Dec 19th

On Saturday, Dec 19th  140 entries arrived at the Outback Raceway in Chico, California. The 2015 race would benefit the families of the Torres Shelter like it did in 2014. Racers would bring toys for their entry fees and show up with the giving spirit of the holidays and support this great cause. The race would donate over $2000 in toys and donations making sure the families of the Torres Shelter would have a great holiday.

Kyle Layton dominated the competition by setting TQ in two open classes. Then finishing the weekend with First in Open Short Course, First in Open 2wd Buggy and a Second place in 4wd Buggy. Todd Pearson ran well all weekend setting TQ for 40+ Stock Buggy and  taking home First. Then finishing Second in Pro Stock 2wd Buggy. Terry Wickum rounded out the BMiller podium showings with a First in Pro Stock 2wd Buggy, TQ and Second place in Stock Short Course and Second in Open 2wd Short Course.

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Pro Stock 2wd Buggy: 1st: Terry Wickum 2nd: Todd Pearson 3rd: Mason Eppley (TQ)
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Stock 2wd Shortcourse: 1st: James Cantrell 2nd: Terry Wickum (TQ) 3rd: Mike Gordon
40+ Stock Buggy: 1st: Todd Pearson (TQ) 2nd: Rob Mootz 3rd: Dan Devey
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Open 2wd Buggy: 1st: Kyle Layton (TQ) 2nd: Jason Moberly 3rd: Brad Juanarena
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Open 4wd Buggy: 1st: Mason Eppley (TQ) 2nd: Kyle Layton 3rd: Drew Lorenzo
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Open 2wd Shortcourse: 1st: Kyle Layton (TQ) 2nd: Drew Lorenzo 3rd: Terry Wickum


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 Lou Figueria has found good symmetry this summer driving in Pro 4 shortcourse and 1/8 eBuggy. At the Labor Day Shootout in Chico, CA, things could not have gone better for Figueria in the two classes on the dirt of Silver Dollar Raceway.

Powered by Tekin electronics and ProTek batteries from AMain Hobbies, ‘Big Lou’ handily took the title in both classes. In Pro 4 SCT he had his Losi SCTE 2.0 on rails, powered by ProTek 7000 mAh Supreme Power 100c lipo batteries and a Tekin RX8 and Pro 4 4600 speedo and motor combo. This marked the second consecutive year he stood on top of the box in Pro 4 SCT at the Labor Day Classic after winning the ’12 title.

Piloting a Mugen MBX6, Figueria was again dialed in eBuggy. And again he utilized Tekin RX8 and Pro 4 4600 electronics with ProTek 7000 100c batteries to take the crown.

BMiller teammate Terry Wickum also garnered a podium finish, placing second in Open Nitro Buggy.