On Saturday, Dec 19th 140 entries arrived at the Amainhobbies.com 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.
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.