What’s Up Doc Racing Team

Our racing team is from Grove, OK., and we participate in outboard boat racing throughout the midwest. The  team has over 70 years of combined hydroplane boat racing experience.

Rick Miller
Driver/Sponsor

Rick started racing at age 14. After 38 years, he has compiled one of best records in the history of the sport. In APBA (American Power Boat Association), he was the winner of two Bob Gollor Awards (high point) and is a five time Hall of Championship inductee. Rick holds both the 3/4 and 1 mile completion 400 Mod Hydro record in APBA. He has won the High Point Driver of the Year in the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA). During his racing career he has a record of 86 National Championship wins (10 in 2016) in AOF (American Outboard Federation), APBA and NBRA, which are the most wins of any driver in the sport. Rick is a practicing dentist with Grove Dental Associates.

Braxton Miller
Driver

Braxton, driving since the age of 10, is an upcoming star in the sport of outboard racing. In APBA, he broke a speed record in the J hydro class and has won several Winter National races. He finished 2nd in the “D” hydro at the APBA National Championship in 2015 at Wakefield, Mi. At the age of 18, he has won the National Boat Racing Association’s National High Point of the year four times. He has won 35 championships both national and North American championship races.

Leonard Miller
Crew Chief

Leonard is a retired driver with four APBA championship wins and five AOF championship wins. A past president of AOF and life time member of both NBRA and AOF. He is responsible for race preparation for 13 motors and 10 boats.

Charley Holman
Crew Member

Charley is from Branson, Mo. and has been helping in the pits with the set up and break down of the race equipment. He was a active racer for many years and a member of the Mercury High Performance team.

John Ruff
Crew Member

John Ruff is an important part of our race team. John is our Swiss Army knife, wearing many hats. John has begun to announce for NBRA adding his many years of experience in outboard racing. For our race team he drives the motor coach and he loves to cook. Guess what, our team loves to eat. Thanks John.

While it is great to win, our goal is to have fun and to compete in the sport.

2019 Point Standings

A Hydro:
1st - Rick Miller - 3900pts. National High Point Champion
10th - Braxton Miller - 800pts.

B Runabout:
2nd - Braxton Miller - 400pts.

C Stock Hydro:
1st - Braxton Miller - 4600pts. National High Point Champion
13th - Rick Miller - 525pts. (-2)

B Hydro:
3rd - Rick Miller - 2425pts. (-1)

C Modified Hydro:
1st - Braxton Miller - 4400pts. National High Point Champion

Modified 25 Hydro
5th Braxton Miller - 1325pts. (-1)

D Runabout:
3rd - Braxton Miller - 2250pts.

D Hydro:
1st - Braxton Miller - 3900pts. National High Point Champion

Super E Runabout:
6th - Braxton Miller - 1050pts. (-1)

Super E Hydro:
10th - Braxton Miller - 800pts. (-1)

Overall High Point Driver:
1st - Braxton Miller - 19525pts. Overall High Point Champion
7th - Rick Miller - 6850pts. (-3)

2020 Point Standings

A Hydro:
1st - Rick Miller - 4100pts. *National High Point Champion*
14th - Braxton Miller - 394pts.

B Runabout:
1st - Braxton Miller - 3625pts. *National High Point Champion*

C Stock Hydro:
2nd - Braxton Miller - 3725pts.

B Hydro:
1st - Rick Miller - 3900pts. *National High Point Champion*

C Runabout:
1st - Braxton Miller - 4500pts. *National High Point Champion*

C Modified Hydro:
1st - Braxton Miller - 4645pts. *National High Point Champion*

Modified 25 Hydro
1st - Braxton Miller - 2850pts. *National High Point Champion*

D Runabout:
1st - Braxton Miller - 4400pts. *National High Point Champion*

D Hydro:
1st - Braxton Miller - 5425pts. *National High Point Champion*

Overall High Point Driver:
1st - Braxton Miller - 29564pts. *Overall High Point Champion*
4th - Rick Miller - 8000pts.

2021 NBRA Racing Schedule

  • May 21st-23rd Clarksville, AR 
  • June 11th-13th Grove, OK

  • July 9th-11th Forsyth, MO

  • August 12th-15th Centralia, IL (Long Course Nationals)

  • August 27th-29th Corsicana, TX 

  • September 10th-12th Jacksonville, IL (Short Course Nationals)

    Thunder On Wolf Creek – June 11-13, 2021

    Racing News

    Braxton sets new world record

    Braxton sets new world record

    Braxton Miller sets new world record for surveyed one mile course,  driving a B Stock Hydro. Photo (LR):  Leonard Miller, John Ruff, Charlie Holman, and Braxton Miller.

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    2019 Thunder On Wolf Creek

    2019 Thunder On Wolf Creek

    Rick won the B hydro today (Sunday Aug 11) and helped put the stuff away as we shut down the David Kane Thunder on Wolf Creek Race this afternoon. Oh, yes, Braxton won all 5 of his races today. Flawless.

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    Braxton is National Champ in D Stock Hydro

    Braxton is National Champ in D Stock Hydro

    What's up Doc Race team finished a big week of racing. We started at Danville, Il. Where we had lots of heat with temps of over 95 degrees and big winds. We had a good weekend as the wind died but the heat continued and most of us jump in for a cooling...

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    Braxton Miller Finished Strong

    Braxton Miller Finished Strong

    Braxton Miller finished strong at the APBA Mod. National Championship with 2nd place finish in three classes; 350 hydro, 400 hydro and C Mod. Runabout. His goal is to be the high point driver in both APBA and NBRA.

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    D Hydro

    D Hydro

    What's Up Doc Racing will be getting our repaired D hydro next week from Jason Dirksen at Constantine, MI.

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    Braxton Wins at Franklin, PA

    Braxton Wins at Franklin, PA

    Racing in the Northeast:The What's up Doc? Race team had smooth sailing while racing at the APBA's Northeast Divisionals in Franklin, PA. Braxton Miller won 3 Divisional race, in the 400mh,350mh and the 500mh classes. On Sunday, he won 3 more races and...

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    Where It All Began

    Rick Miller – APBA Propeller Magazine, October 2016

    Braxton Miller wins 400 mod hydro class at APBA Winter Nationals.

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    Spring Nationals, Jessup GA – April 10-11, 2021

    Tunks, Alexandria LA – May 18-20, 2018