The 2013 JBRL Electric Series finally came to an end after eight months and eight rounds of racing across Southern California. The finale, hosted by Jimmy Babcock’s Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California, would determine the champions in thirteen classes. Now in its 10th year, the series is stronger than ever, with attendance averaging 160 entries per round, with the opening round hosting 300 entries!
Kody Numedahl finished strong by qualifying first and winning the final round with his Reedy-powered Centro-converted B4.2 on his way to the 2WD Modified championship. After a slow start that saw him miss two of the first four rounds, Kody came back strong by winning the last four rounds from pole position to secure the title.
Nick Wautlet won four rounds on the way to his 2WD Super Stock 13.5 championship, including an important win from pole position in the finale. Nick drove his rear-motor B4.2 throughout the season, with the debut of his Centro-converted B4.2 occurring in the final round.
Jimmy Barnett dominated the 4WD Modified class this season, finishing off the podium only one time. Even though Jimmy had already wrapped up the title entering the final round, he put an exclamation point on his championship run with a win at Hot Rod driving his Reedy-powered B44.2.
After missing round one, Kevin Motter came back strong to finish with three wins and consistent performances on his way to winning the 2WD Modified Truck championship with his Reedy-powered T4.2. Motter is a relative newcomer, but you are sure to see more excellent results like this in the near future.
Congratulations to the champions, Jimmy Babcock, and the JBRL for another competitive season!
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