What is JBRL? For those racers that don’t live in the Southern California area, JBRL is the Jimmy Babcock Racing League (www.jimmybabcock.com) which is a popular racing points series that has multi stops at various tracks in SoCal. One of the reasons its popularity continues into its 9th season is because the best of the best in the SoCal area, which include some of the worlds best factory drivers, participate in the JBRL. Just think of it, if you happen to make the A-main on any given JBRL race day, you just might have racers like Dustin Evans or Mike Truhe standing besides you on the drivers stand aiming to take the win over you. There is the nitro series and the electric series that just had a recent stop at SDRC Raceway (www.sdrcraceway.com). For being a fairly new track, SDRC Raceway is quickly becoming a world class facility and had put in a fresh new layout at the beginning of the week before the weekend of the JBRL Round 6. At the end of this race day, with 200+ entries, 30 mains and 12+ hours of racing, some familiar names were on the podium in the modified classes. Check out the final results and podium shots below. – Joel Navarro
1/8th Scale Electric – Justin Lew 2nd, David Jenson 1st, Nickolas Blais 3rd.
Open 2wd Buggy – Dustan Evans 2nd, Cody Turner 1st, Steven Hartson 3rd.
Pro 4 SC – Chris Blais 2nd, Ryan Dunford 1st, Nickolas Blais 3rd.
Open 4wd Buggy – Justin Lew 2nd, Lucas Stanford 1st, Nick Lasley 3rd.
Sportsman 2wd Stock SC – Brandon Upshaw 2nd, Jon Witaker 1st, Patrick Posadas 3rd.
Expert 2wd SC – Michael Guzman 2nd, Matt Gilbert 1st, Jeremy Hase 3rd.
Expert Stock Buggy – Chris Wesson 2nd, Wayne Wyrick 1st, Josh Mitchell 3rd.
2wd Rookie – Joe Kisella 2nd, Tyler Sweany 1st, Nick Sweany 3rd.
Sportsman 4wd SC – David Haagsma 2nd, Patrick Posadas 1st, Matt Wolter 3rd.
Sportsman Stock Truck – Matthew Pages 2nd, Kevin Motter 1st, Michael Losi 3rd.
Sportsman Stock Buggy – Michael Losi 2nd, Kevin Motter 1st, Riley Haagsma 3rd.
Pro 2 SC – Matt Castellano 2nd, Cody Turner 1st, Mike Truhe 3rd.
2wd Open Truck – Jimmy Barnett 2nd, Steven Hartson 1st, Mike Truhe 3rd.
Podium shenanigans going on here.
One of the fastest women in RC…Ronda Drake.
Christie Nix still in good sprits after manning the tech tent for 12+ hours of racing.
Dude…you’re in the shot Fiege!
Lucas Stanford taking home some hardware.
Gil Losi and Mike Truhe take a break from the racing action to have some lunch.
RC power houses Eustace Moore of MIP and Danny Lewis of Tekno.
Schuur Speed owner and photographer Ron Schuur.
There were some sick paint jobs one some of the racer’s rides.
Eustace Moore of Moore’s Ideal Products (MIP) taking in the race day.
Some new tires are a brewing over at the AKA camp.
Who’s this guy?
Umm you’re a little to close to the camera Steve Butts.
Racers pitted inside and outside in the picture perfect SoCal weather.
The JBRL tech tent sat beside the track and was racer’s first top before taking the track.
Jimmy Babcock’s view of the racing action.
Than man himself, Jimmy Babcock, always does a perfect job running the race day.
Racers waiting for their turn on the track during qualifying.
The fresh layout at SDRC received nothing but praise from all the racers.
SDRC Raceway did a great job hosting this JBRL event!
The layout was great for close fender to fender SC racing.