BMiller Racing swept the top of the box in all three pro classes in Round 2 of the Hole-Shot Raceway Winter Series in Sacramento on Saturday. Lou Figueria matched his Round 1 winning performance in expert 4wd short course with the Pro 4 victory, while Brian Strange won in impressive fashion in Pro Buggy and Eddie Bernal took home top honors in expert 2wd short course.
Figueria is now in firm control of the series points lead in Pro 4 after posting the TQ on Saturday and wins in both rounds. Piloting his Losi SCTE with a brand new ProTek R/C 2S “Supreme Power” Li-Poly 70C Battery from A Main Hobbies, Figueria led most of the six-minute main but was challenged throughout by teammate Terry Wickum in an Associated SC10 4×4. Wickum grabbed the lead at the halfway point for two laps, but Figueria laid down his fastest lap of the day to re-capture the advantage in lap 10 and then held on for a 1.9 second victory over Wickum.
The feature race of the afternoon was in Pro Buggy where Strange put together a near flawless six-minute race in the 10-car A Main. Starting in the front of the grid after TQ’ing with his Losi TLR 22, Strange used Panther Slicks in clay compound in the front and rear to register the wire-to-wire victory on the pure clay 5,400 square foot track. Posting the only sub 18-second lap (17.598), Strange won by eight seconds over Round 1 winner Mark Antaramian, while Bernal put together a strong performance to finish third.
Bernal, who is also a member of A Main Hobbies’ ProTek R/C Race Team, recently pulled his Associated SC10 off the shelf, and has enjoyed immediate success in 2wd short course. After running second for the first five laps, Bernal moved to the lead in lap six and never looked back, finishing with a two-second victory over TQ Jason Smith, who was the Round 1 class winner. Wickum finished third to keep himself in the series points mix.
The Hole-Shot Raceway Winter Series features eight rounds of racing with three drops, and concludes on Saturday, March 31. Hole-Shot Raceway is located at 903A N. Market Boulevard in Sacramento (website: www.holeshot-raceway.com, phone: 916-910-8936, e-mail: email@example.com).
For more information on the BMiller Race Team, including driver profiles with car set-up sheets, check out BMillerRacing.com.