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
Ronda Drake and Gil Losi discuss racing secrets.
The layout was great for close fender to fender SC racing.
SDRC Raceway did a great job hosting this JBRL event!
The fresh layout at SDRC received nothing but praise from all the racers.
Racers waiting for their turn on the track during qualifying.
Than man himself, Jimmy Babcock, always does a perfect job running the race day.
Jimmy Babcock’s view of the racing action.
The JBRL tech tent sat beside the track and was racer’s first top before taking the track.
Racers pitted inside and outside in the picture perfect SoCal weather.
Umm you’re a little to close to the camera Steve Butts.
Who’s this guy?
Some new tires are a brewing over at the AKA camp.
Eustace Moore of Moore’s Ideal Products (MIP) taking in the race day.
There were some sick paint jobs one some of the racer’s rides.
Schuur Speed owner and photographer Ron Schuur.
RC power houses Eustace Moore of MIP and Danny Lewis of Tekno.
Gil Losi and Mike Truhe take a break from the racing action to have some lunch.
Lucas Stanford taking home some hardware.
Dude…you’re in the shot Fiege!
Christie Nix still in good sprits after manning the tech tent for 12+ hours of racing.
One of the fastest women in RC…Ronda Drake.
Podium shenanigans going on here.
2wd Open Truck – Jimmy Barnett 2nd, Steven Hartson 1st, Mike Truhe 3rd.
Pro 2 SC – Matt Castellano 2nd, Cody Turner 1st, Mike Truhe 3rd.
Sportsman Stock Buggy – Michael Losi 2nd, Kevin Motter 1st, Riley Haagsma 3rd.
Sportsman Stock Truck – Matthew Pages 2nd, Kevin Motter 1st, Michael Losi 3rd.
Sportsman 4wd SC – David Haagsma 2nd, Patrick Posadas 1st, Matt Wolter 3rd.
2wd Rookie – Joe Kisella 2nd, Tyler Sweany 1st, Nick Sweany 3rd.
Expert Stock Buggy – Chris Wesson 2nd, Wayne Wyrick 1st, Josh Mitchell 3rd.
Expert 2wd SC – Michael Guzman 2nd, Matt Gilbert 1st, Jeremy Hase 3rd.
Sportsman 2wd Stock SC – Brandon Upshaw 2nd, Jon Witaker 1st, Patrick Posadas 3rd.
Open 4wd Buggy – Justin Lew 2nd, Lucas Stanford 1st, Nick Lasley 3rd.
Pro 4 SC – Chris Blais 2nd, Ryan Dunford 1st, Nickolas Blais 3rd.
Open 2wd Buggy – Dustan Evans 2nd, Cody Turner 1st, Steven Hartson 3rd.
1/8th Scale Electric – Justin Lew 2nd, David Jenson 1st, Nickolas Blais 3rd.
Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.