Centralia IL, 2020 – Long Course Nationals

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

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

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)

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In The Barn

2020 NBRA Racing Schedule

  • April 24-26 Tunks @ Pineville, LA – Cancelled
  • May 8-10 Forsyth, MO – Cancelled
  • June 12-14 Grove, OK
  • July 3-5 Clarksville, AR
  • July 10-12 Pineville, LA – Cancelled
  • July 23-26 USTS Race (NBRA Invited) DePue, IL
  • August 7-9 Centrailia, IL (Long Course Nationals)
  • August 21-23 Corsican, TX (Short Course Nationals)
  • Sept. 11-13 Jacksonville, Il.

Races in 2020 but count towards 2021 points:

  • October 2-4 Pineville, LA
  • October 2-4 Seattle, WA

Thunder On Wolf Creek – June 12-14, 2020

Racing News

Clarksville, 2019

Clarksville, 2019

May 5-6, Clarksville, AR. Nearly perfect water condition at Lake Ludwig.This was the first NBRA race of the 2019 season for the What's Up Doc? Race team. It was full of spills and thrills. Rick started it off with four first place wins in the A Hydro...

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Jessup, 2019

Jessup, 2019

Race team ventured to the Deep South to compete in APBA's Winter Nationals at Jessup, GA.  A large  group made the trip including Tony Anderson and his brother Terry. Regular team members, Charley Holman, John Ruff, Len Miller and drivers Braxton and Rick...

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Warm days get us out to the boat barn

Warm days get us out to the boat barn

The winter is releasing its grip on Oklahoma with some warm days that gets us out in the boat barn. We ordered a laydown D hydro from Jason Dirkson who has built most of our newer boats. There are only a few boats that are participating in the laydown form in stock...

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2018 NBRA Awards Ceremony

2018 NBRA Awards Ceremony

I had a great year winning 3 long course, 3 short course and 3 high point championships. I also was the Overall High Point winner for 2018. None of this would have been possible without my amazing pit crew. Big thank you to my dad Len Miller as well...

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Rick Miller, 2018 NBRA High Point Winner

Rick Miller, 2018 NBRA High Point Winner

A Hydro: 1st - Rick Miller (1st) - 6400 pts. B Runabout: 3rd- Rick Miller - 800 pts. B Hydro: 1st - Rick Miller - 5994 pts. C Runabout: 4th - Rick Miller - 400 pts. C Stock Hydro: 3rd - Rick Miller - 3250 pts. C Modified Hydro: 1st - Rick Miller - 4100...

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Rick Miller, 2018 Clarksville, High Point

Rick Miller, 2018 Clarksville, High Point

August 18, 2018 Rick Miller at 2018 NBRA Long Course Nationals at Clarksville, AR C Runabout: 1st - Rick Miller (1st) - 400pts. A Hydro: 1st - Rick Miller (2nd/1st/1st) - 2200pts. Long Course National Champion C Stock Hydro Elimination Heat 1: 1st - Rick...

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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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Tunks, Alexandria LA – May 18-20, 2018

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