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1984 Volume 1 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Seems like there s just no stopping Firestone s extra traction ATX Radial 23 Because almost everywhere it goes on the off road circuit it rolls home the winner This time at the SCORE Parker 400 Over a course so tough General Patton used part of it to test his tanks But Firestone s heavy duty construction ATX Radial 23 light truck tires the same ones you can buy took it all in stride taking Manny Esquerra and his Ford Ranger to yet another Class 7 win in 6 29 09 In a race where more than half of the 49 l trucks that started cashed it in before the checkered flag The Firestone ATX Radial 23 W ith the ru gged steel belt and polyester cord body construction of Firestone s other proven off road winner the Radial ATX Plus a tread design based on Firestone s 23 bar angle that puts the traction in our farm tires All to give you one tough tire that digs in deep without filling up for full shoulder toshoulder traction Radial ATX or ATX Radial 23 Bolt a set on at your Firestone retailer and we ll make a believer out of you 1 I l 1 i I OUR PROOF IS IN PERFORMANCE ATX Radial 23 Avai lable in high fl otation sizes 30x 9 50R15 LT 3 1x10 50R 15LT an d 33x 12 50R15LT plu s heavy dut y co nstru cti on sizes 31x 10 50R 15LT and 33x12 50R15LT Remember the safet y of any tire depends on wear load proper in fl at io n and driving conditions

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i MARCH 1984 Volume 1 Number 3 In This Issue FEATURES Editor Publisher Jean Calvin Contributors Daryl B Drake Homer Eubanks Martin Holmes Rory Ivers Danny McKenzie Bill Oursler Brenda Parker David R yskamp Walt Schwalbe W ayne Simmons Judy Smith T rackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E Worsham Typesetting Production Michelle s Typesetting Services Printing News Type Service Subscription Rates 12 00 per year 12 issues USA Foreign subscription rates on request Contributions DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions but is not responsible for such material Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed stamped envelope ___ _ Classified Ads will be published as received prepaid DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors All ads may be subject to editing DUSTY TIMES is published by Hillside Racing Corp 5331 Derry Ave Suite 0 Agoura CA 91301 818 889 5600 Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher Direct all advertising and editorial material to DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave Suite 0 Agoura CA 91301 DUSTYTIMES SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH Page Score Parker 400 Anaheim Stadium Race FORDA at theOrlando Fairgrounds AMSA California City 250 _ Pro Rally Update Score Canada Awards Banquet Profile The Probst Team VORRA Awards Banquet San Diego Stadium Race RAC International Rally Rally Roundup 52nd Annual Monte Carlo Rally A D R A Firebir d Off Road Challenge 10 16 18 22 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 37 DEPARTMENTS Snapsh0t 0f the Month _ _ _ 3 Soapbox by Olga Houlgate _ _ _ _ 4 Trail Notes 4 Side Tracks by Judy Smith 5 Bounces from the Berm 5 Happenings 8 Good Stuff Directory 34 Goodies Galore 37 Pony Express 38 Classified Ads 38 Index to Advertisers 38 DUSTY Tl BECOMa It looks like a checkpoint in the Middle East but it really happened at a Mint 400 back in the 1970s Newcomers to the sport might not recognize Jerry Johnson who with his dad Orris Johnson and Terry Smith formed the most formidable team ever to surface in Class 10 the 1200cc Class 10 The Johnson s Old Goat HiJumper usually won at the Mint400 and everywhere else but this round the Goat suffered an engine hit from a well known Class 2 truck driver Jerry was out for revenge when Jim Ober ofTrackside Photos caught him waiting for the culprit to come around on the next lap DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar funnies or woes on this page each month Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration DUSTY TIMES will pay 10 for the picture used If you wish the photo returned enclose a stamped If addressed envelope Only black white prints Sx 7 or 8x 10 will be considered ON THE COVER It goes as good as it looks and it surprised a lot of Class 10 regulars at Parker The slick Raceco driven all the way by Ray Aragon won class 10 by a considerable time margin This is an unusual Class 10 car the power comes from a push rod Toyota engine and Ray proved in spades that his Leon Tice built engine can stay with the venerable VW s in durability as well as beat them on time Color Photography by Jan Flick of Trackside Photo Enterprises DusfyTimes MARCH 1984 Page 3

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SOAP BOX By Olga Houlgate ASSOCIATED PRESS OFF ROAD RACING CORRESPONDENT There comes a time in your life when you d like to have the last word Admittedly I ve come close Ever since Associated Press first asked me to cover Baja offroad racing in 1972 I have been asked by whomever is on the desk when I file results why there are so many classes in this sport In 1972 as near as I can recall there were some 12 classes of vehicles to report From that time on new classes have been added to distinguish the different engines chassis two wheel four wheel women 30 and 38 yearolds on bikes and the addition of those wonderful three wheelers As of the last Baja 1000 there were 24 classes running How to explain to the man on the desk takes diplomacy It seems like every other time I ve covered these events some one unfamiliar with off roading has to take my story So you start with class 1 and identify it as the single seat unlimiteds and go from there Now even more classes have been added It seems that Class 6 has been split so that fourcylinder vehicles don t have to run against the big Chevys and Fords Last year when two separate classes were created between production and modified four wheel drives the Jeeps were taken out of these classes and a third category was created for short wheelbase 4x4s At the recent Parker Score race the Jeeps were put back in the long wheelbase class Jeep racers are not pleased and are letting officials know So we will probably see another new class in the lineup next time around In other words all we have to look forward to are more new classes Confusing You bet And if you re of the opinion that motorcycles get more play in the press you are probably right The reason is obvious Bikers and their crews put on a professional show and finish first It has been rare when a four wheel car wins overall in off road racing For the most part motorcycle entries are factory supported That means every detail that goes into competition has been thoroughly thought out One of those details is how a biker talks to the press It is very hard to interview someone who can t talk and r e late his experience out there on the desert It might be noted that the motorcycle winner a Husqvarna factory rider and the three wheel winner a Honda ATC factory rider showed up for interviews at Parker but the overall four wheel champ did not One weekend about four years back when Jack Stevenson was still the West Coast AP sports editor I called in Baja 1000 results The deskman told me he didn t have to take all this stuff just the overall winner and the first four wheeler Stevenson happened to come in the office that Saturday on his way to a football game The deskman asked him if he had to take everything I had to report Stevenson said Take everything she gives you There hasn t been much argument since then but while they used to take the top 10 finishers in each class now they take only the first three and there is talk of cutting down even more But this is a sport that has to be reported and the stories that come out of an off road event are incredible This sport is like no other not only because of the many classes but because the competitors are a breed apart from other athletes Where else do you find men and women competing side by side while at the same time physically punishing themselves I can remember on that 1972 Baja 1000 that ParnelliJones Bill Stroppe Walker Evans and Bill Rush and their crewmen survived a scary four day ordeal during their prerun when they were cut off from the world A mountain of mud and shale came roaring at them in the area of Three Sisters about 200 miles south of the border A tropical storm caused so much havoc that at one point Parnelli found himself and his car floating Even Lake Chapala ordinarily a dry bed was covered with white caps Walker Evans also survived that one and he just keeps coming back for more In the last Baja 1000 Walker raced away from another near tragedy This time the culprit was fire After Evans and co driver Dick Maxwell Chrysler Corp executive left San Felipe on that last leg of the race their Dodge caught fire Luckily a pitman with a fire extinguisher was on the scene quick enough for Walker to put the flames out The two racers not only finished but they finished first in Class 8 Then there s Rod Hall I was moaning and groaning a few years back because I had two broken ribs Rod told me Shucks that s nothing I drive races all the time with broken ribs One of the most incredible sights I ve ever seen was Roger Mears strapped to his vehicle with both broken arms tied on th e steering wheel And what about those girls who run the Shady Lady T earn I ve seen them come into the press room so hoarse from being bitten with the flu bug the dirt and dust of the desert or just plain talking They radiate the fact that they are having such a good time Then there s Jean Calvin publisher of this newspaper who has driven a race with a broken foot After the race she said Nothing to it as we observed her swollen leg Somehow I believe we have to make off road racing more easily understandable to the media and the public We need to have less explaining to do to the man on the sports desk about the large number of classes and more opportunity to tell the story about color and excitement The stories that come out of a Baja race are fabulous they tell themselves If the sport would just make it a little easier to tell them to a skeptical editor It really isn t hard to humanize this crazy sport The competitors the officials the families are a wonderful collection of characters When I m asked Are those people crazy or are they just drunk I can only say I don t know about that The only way I can describe them is that they are modern day mountain men That s for sure is the reply I still didn t get the last word but I came close Volunteers are invited to climb on their Soap Box and fill this space _with their thoughts on off road racing Call with your ideas and get on the schedule TRAIL NOTES SKOAL BANDITS unveiled their new paint scheme for race cars at the Parker 400 The racing Doctors David Sauers and William Ingram we re decked out in new green and white suits and Ingram s Chaparral entered the Class 1 wars completely rebuilt with the Skoal Bandits white with green trim colors adorning the body Unfortunately the Docs didn t get far in the race only to Rice There Sauers slowed to see if a driver in an upended car was all right then the Skoal Bandit Class 1 was hit by another racer crushing the engine cage and breaking the crankshaft Such is the fate of a Good Samaritan MANNY ESQ_UERRA had a new paint jo b on his Firestone sponsored Ford Ranger at Parker too Ford Motorsports recently acquired some very h efty sponsorship for the year from Chief Auto Parts and 7 11 Stores and the Ranger wore the proper colors Josele Garza s short course Ranger will also wear the same new paint and it will be coming out of Dick Landfield s stable JOHN BAKER recently announced that Jeff Wilson has joined John Baker Performance Products as supervisor of engineering and production Jeff began his career in 1971 with Parnelli Jones Racing and more recently he served as a designer and fabricator for Bill Stroppe Son Wilson will be responsible for the design and construction of the competition mini trucks for the firm s customers and he will head the engineering team now developing a new kit concept rolling chassis for off road mini truck applications GOODYEAR S off road race service trailer now is wearing new colors those of Dick Landfield and Fairway Ford Goodyear Tire Rubber Company will be providing major support for the heavy metal and 4 x 4 race drivers competing in Score International off road events this year Dick Landfield will be administering the program leaving Walker Evans free to concentrate on racing Along with the Goodyear contract drivers regular folks racing Goodyear rubber will be eligible for special race tire prices factory type pit stop support during events and a chance to win a new award in off road racing and factory support for 1985 The new award is called the Goodyear High Miler Wrangler Trophy and it will go to the participatirig team that scores the highest on the 1984 Score circuit Points toward the trophy are earned on the basis of an official start 25 racing miles completed 1 per mile to the last checkpoint reached and bonus points of 100 for a class first 50 for second and 25 for third Eligible teams must compete in Classes 3 4 7 7S or 8 and the winner will not only get a handsome trophy but Goodyear product sponsorship in 1985 If you are interested call Gary Wicke Fairway Ford 714 524 1200 LINCOLN COUNTY NEVADA is getting organized and ready to host off road racing in 1984 Most of the Bert Vaughn Silver Dust race courses are in Lincoln County north of Las Vegas and so are many bike events The new off road race committee was formed to promote the sport and Ben Bender was appointed by the Lincoln County Commissioners as Chairman to oversee the sport and scheduling of events in the high country How nice to see such cooperation from governmental officials RALLY WEEK NORTHWEST is fast approaching It all happens in Tumwater Washington this year The idea to hold a pair of SCCA Pro Rallies on two consecutive weekends in the same location was a real hit with the travel weary regulars on the circuit last year The action begins on April 13 the Nor Wester Rally runs on April 14 and 15 and during the following week there is a golf tournament rally car show and a host of other activities The Olympus Rally begins on April 21 runs through April 22 and that evening the entire Rally Week ends with a gala awards banquet Get further information from Rally Week Northwest 11062 118th Pl N E Kirkland WA 98033 206 827 9606 SCORE CANADA has a super program for 1984 New is the Score BFGoodrich 50 000 Triple Crown Autocross Series with three stadium events on that schedule for Class 10 cars only There is also a Class 7 exhibition type race on the stadium schedule The Triple Crown starts in Vancouver at British Columbia Place on April 21 with a guaranteed purse of 10 000 It moves on to the Montreal Quebec Olympic Stadium on June 2 with a 20 000 guaranteed purse and finishes on June 8 at the Canadian National Exhibition Stadium in Toronto Ontario with a 10 000 guaranteed purse The other 20 grand goes into the points fund Along with the Triple Crown for stadium racers Score Canada has an expanded program for its Championship Autocross Series at tracks from British Columbia to Quebec and as far south as Florida This series runs events in a two day format for the full scope of Score Canada classes that follow Score International rules in Classes 1 1 2 1600 10 4 7 and 8 There is also Canada s own hobby class Many of the events include races for A TCs as well Check the Happenings section for dates and contact Score Canada for the full information at 390 Chemin du Lac Lery Quebec J6N 1A3 or call 514 692 6171 O LE l s Ps toto NEED A FENDER AXLE TRANS WEHAVETHELARGESTSTOCKOF V W PARTS IN CALIFORNIA HUGE STOCK OF PORSCHE PARTS IE IICMU V W PAffl 213 7 6 8 4555 t OPEi 8 A II 5 P 11 IIOIDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 8 A II 1001 1 1182 S SIELDON ST SUN YAU EY CA 11352 Page4 MARCH1984 I _ _ AVAltAlllf Dusty Times i

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SIDE TRACKS By Judy Smith was so close but since his dad told him to keep on going he just went back out on the course Another pit person looked at Don and said But what about the roof and at that point Don began to wonder if he d missed th some mg k k f h We got a ic out o Jo n Duncan who co drove with Ed BOUNCES FROM THE BERM By Jean Calvin The year is still young and off form of planning ahead and A full dose of sympathy goes to those drivers injured at Parker pre running It is roaders are still firming up their enrolled himself in Bondurant s tough enough to get hurt in a race but really bad to bow out the day before the L plans a process that goes on or driving sc h oo 1 up at aguna race We know the feeling George Johnson ha d a big crash at Parker out in his the major part of the year actu Seca Tom had a marvelous time car _on the California route on Thursday Veteran driver Johnson was not f d Mohr in Class 100 for older cars r severa I ally Even some promoters loved every minute o it an says entered and he sufered a back injury that kept h im in t he hospita I 1or haven t got it all figured out yet that now he really knows how with lOO or less wheelbase to days Get well soon George Class 1 driver Jim Cunningham of Tempe AZ We talked to Sal Fish in mid to do corners1 He s always been a class win also at Cal City John suffered minor injuries while testing his entty m Arhona Jim flew about25 feet anuary about his plans for the fun to watch_ should be a zinger drove the last three laps and and landed hard on the rear Cunningham suffered a concussion and was J When he got Out Of the Car to released from Care Over the Weekend but the car was too badly damaged to race early spring San Felipe race now That s the one that s been This year we re pleased to see mingle wi th his celebrating pit crew he had to ask someone to Another of the well kept secret races produced by Marty Tripes out of Pace rumored to be from Tijuana to that Toyota in aad ition to fat 1 d h Management is scheduled i his month The story came in over the transom as pe or San Fel1 pe to San purses or Class 7 and 7S are go get my g asses an my ear San Fell we go to press Tu 1s time t h e rumors say t he ev_e nt wi II beat t h e Houston I Felipe Nothing new and wel giving money to first through ingai d can t h eara d tith ing Texas AstrodomeonMarch23 EntryislimitedtoClass10 thereisnotow come back to the well liked gulf thir_d place in classes other than 7 JuS t goes to show th at nei th er th e money this trip but the top 20 qualifiers will each get one grand In addition r t h e fu II scoop side course and 7S if powered by a Toyota car nor the driver need to be th e race purse is 15 000 Don t ca II us ca 11 Matty 1or But Sal went n to say that We know of at least three very youngS t ers to be out there having there is a lot of good racing ter fast buggies out there running a blast and getting a win Contrary to some wild rumors K J Howe is not only alive and well but he is rain up in the woods near Laguna Toyota motors This continThe midwesterners are thaw toiling hard at the Mint Hotel on the upcoming Mint 400 race K J spent a in Austria the first of the year getting rested for the no_n stop l ng out after the1 r terr1 ble w1 nter month s i1 ng Hanson around Tecate and on gency deal is goo d or b oth Score weather co now and gett1 ng ready activity 1

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COORS BEER SPONSORS THE TOYOTA MINIS Early in 1984 Coors announced a major sponsorship by its Sports Promotions Coors the former sponsor of the HORA points series is putting their off road money behind the formidable Toyota mini truck team this season Although no dollar figure was quoted it is thought to be substantial funding for the factory backed Toyota pickup team The Toyota team has published an ambitious program for this year Cal Wells and his Precision Preparation crew plan to race the trucks on a 16 event schedule None of the new Toyotas were seen at Parker but they will be out mixing it up in March Wells is building four new complete race trucks two designed for the tight stadium type racing where they did so well last year and two for serious desert combat Pomona points series champion Ivan Stewart wm drive for Toyota Coors in both the desert and short course events _ His mate from last season Steve Millen will again join Ivan on the short course circuit Former Class 8 driver To Morris has abandoned the heavies and he will back stop Ivan in the desert competition The short bed twin cam T oyotas will make their short course debut at the HORA Phoenix event at Firebird Lake on March 16 18 Also on the short course schedule is the HORA Devore all five Mickey Thompson Stadium races the HORA Mears Gang bash in June at Bakersfield and they will _ defend their title at the Score Riverside race The long bed desert trucks will bow to the public at the Score San Felipe 250 late in March and run the remaining three Score desert events also as we_ll as the Mint 400 and the Frontier 500 Class 7 will certainly be a factory test bed off road this year as Toyota joins Nissan Ford Dodge Chevrolet Mitsubishi and GMC in the battle for supremacy on the track and in th_e desert in mini truck competition Curt LeDuc loins The Wild Bunch in Class 7 Curt LeDuc has won nearly every major short course race in the USA and Canada in his highly modified Jeep type Class 4 rig For 1984 LeDuc Off Road Racing is expanding the effort to include a Class 7 race car Curt LeDuc signed with Ford Motor Sports and Goodyear Racing recently and he will campaign a short course Class 7 Ford Ranger as well as his Riverside winning Class 14 truck The Class 7 Ranger will make its deb t in Tampa Florida _at the Score Canada Autocross on March 10 11 at the Fairgrounds This season Curt LeDuc will compete on the entire Score Canada series the Pennsylvania Off Road short course series the BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100 the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Stadium races the Score Riverside World Championship and many eyents in the midwest LeDuc Off Road Racing has 24 dates on the schedule already Plans have been formulated for LeDuc to represent his sponsors with a display of their products which will be available at all major r aces These companies include Ford Motor Sports Goodyear Tire and Rubber Rough Country Off Road America Sperex Corporation VHT Hooker Headers and Busch Industries LeDuc Off Road is located in West Springfield Mass at 186 Baldwin Street Sa 9 B 999 1533 TRUMAN ST SAN FERNANDO CA Phone 213 361 1215 OFF ROAD CHASSIS MANUFACTURER CHR OME MOLY FRONT BEAM IN STOCK READY FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY STOCK 4 6 8 WIDTHS 21 8 x 156 wall chrome moly tubes with four seperate adjusters for a precise no slip adjustment One piece bushing so no more problems with bushings moving and lose of support and ruining an arm Can be used with all arms a nd two or four shocks BOXED TOWERS FOR EXTRA STRENGTH Also available in kits 400 Page 6 MARCH 1984 Dusty Times

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aJlll 1111111111111111IllIIIIIIU1111111111111111111111111 Ill llllllllllll Ill fll Ill 111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 U111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111_Ill IIll Illlll 111111111111111 Ill lllll 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111 Ill 1111111111111111111111111111111111 5 5 NOW A VA1LABLE 5 5 I I _ i_ rs The latest Desert Racer tire by Dick Cepek is the new 10 36 L5 Made especially for all long travel suspension desert carsthese are real winners This is a larger version of the same Desert Racer tire and tread style that we ve been winning off road races with everywhere Desert Racer tires offer a totally new sidewall construetion which drivers praise as being I WINNER S LOG 1983 CHAMPION CLASS 10 1st PLACE 1983 Baja 500 CLASS 1 CLASS 5 1600 1st PLACE 1983 Baja 1000 CLASS 10 1st PLACE 1983 Mexicalli 250 CLASS l 1st PLACE 1983 Frontier 500 CLASS 9 1st PLACE 1983 San Felipe 250 CLASS 10 1981 CHAMPION CLASS 1 1600 1st PLACE 1981 Parker 400 CLASS 1 1600 1st PLACE 1981 Baja 500 CLASS 1 1600 2nd PLACE 1981 Baja 1000 CLASS 1 1600 2nd PLACE 1981 Mint 400 CLASS 1 1600 ally trouble l TIM 8 e a D esert R acer with your race run and won with one set of tires Desert Racers by Dick Cepek supER sTR oNG SOLD FOR OFF ROAD USE ONLY i5 LIGHTWEIGHT RACING NYLON EXTRA STIFF REINFORCED LOWER SIDEWALL NO UNNECESSARY WEIGHT NO SOLID WHITE LETTERS WHICH ADD 4 LBS TO TIRE RUBBER COMPOUNDED FOR BAJA ROCK SERVICE DESIGNED TO FINISH AND WIN OFF ROAD RACES BAJA PROVEN AND THEY ARE PRICED RIGHT SIZE 10 36 15 REAR TIRES rs i I I 5 i e SIZE 10 33 15 REAR OR ALL POSITION TIRES i i i SIZE 10 32 1 REAR OR ALL POSITION TIRES OH 18 0H 38 7 30 15 10 36 15 0 COPYll HT l984 DICK CEPEK INC WEIGHT OVERALL OVERALL tr TREAD WHEEL PRICE C 28 43 30 0 35 2 7 0 10 2 5 3 9 0 3 6 4 8 74_ 95 109 95 c I Mosv ci J_ I LOAD I _ SIZE 7 30 15 FRONT TIRES cg fr g 1 RAr E r DIA 1rR i PURE RACE TIRE CONSTRUC wir vti 111 souT T E9 o n a r To Order I i el 2 0 l 67 GARDEN GROVE 13691 Harbor BL Garden Grove Ca 92643 714 530 6900 RIVERSIDE 6614 Indiana Ave Riverside Ca 92506 714 788 4000 EL CAJON 502 E Main St El Cajon Ca 92020 619 442 8689 LAS VEGAS 2975 Industrial Rd Las Vegas Nev 89114 702 733 6665 Send To 213 566 5171 i i1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111_111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111i

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I 1984 HAPPENINGS _ A D R A 1 Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix AZ 85006 602 252 1900 February 18 7th Annual Hassayampa 150 Wickenburg Arizona March 24 8th Annual Penasco 100 Rocky Point Mexico April 28 1st Annual Point to Point San Luis to El Golfo 125 miles _ Mexico June 9 2nd Annual Young Classic Young Arizona September 1 7th Annual Giant Off Road Centers Snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake Arizona October 20 8th Annual Penasco 150 Rocky Point Mexico December 1 8th Annual Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare N Hound Mexico January 19 1985 Annual Awards Banquet AMSA American Motor Sports Association P O Box 5473 Fresno CA 93755 209 439 2114 March 9 11 Palm Springs 300 Palm Springs CA April15 Bombero Fresno Fairgrounds Fresno CA May 19 Los Padres 200 Hungry Valle_y SVRA Gorman CA June 16 17 USA Off Road Grand Prix World Championship Off Road Race of Champions Fresno Fairgrounds Fresno CA September 1 3 12 Hour Mojave Desert Challenge California City CA October 21 Fresno Fair Off Road Championship Fresno Fairgrounds Fresno CA November 23 25 Palm Springs Classic Palm Springs CA BERRIEN AUTO CROSS SERIES Berrien Series Gil Par er 7406 S 12th St Kalamazoo MI 49009 May 12 Dust Run Mt Vernon IL May 13 Motorsports Challenge Casey IL May 26 27 BFG Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva WI June 23 24 Bay Area Classic DePere WI Page 8 l July 7 8 Sugar Camp Challenge Sugar Camp WI July 21 22 U P Off Road 100 Bark River MI July 9 Macon County Fair Decatur IL August 4 5 Hodag 50 Rhinelander WI Septemb r 1 2 Brush Run 101 Crandon WI September 15 16 Dixie Sprints Birch Run MI Sot 11ME Vc J l ff D A lll September 29 Lincoln Trail Off Roaders Decatur IL BUDWEISER BAJA CROSS Baja Cross Racing 13704 Bechard Ave Norwalk CA 90650 213 921 2838 March 16 18 Firebird Lake Phoenix Arizona April 6 8 Glen Helen Park Devore San Bernardino CA June 9 10 Mears Gang Hoedown Bakersfield CA March 4 Saddleback Park Orange CA July 6 8 Fireworks 250 Barstow CA April 8 Saddleback Park Orange CA May20 Saddleback Park Orange CA July 29 Saddleback Park Orange CA September 9 double points Saddleback Park Orange CA BUG E RACEWAY Bug E Warehouse 1915 So Presa San Antonio Texas 78210 512 533 8056 April 8 Bug E Racewa y San Antonio Texas August 17 19 Short Course Santa Clara CA October 12 14 Frontier 500 Las Vegas to Reno Nevada November 30 December 2 Frontier 250 Las Vegas Nevada BFGOODRICH MEMORIAL DAY 100 4 x 4 Unlimited Kevin Dawson 1736 Ogden Ave Downers Grove Illinois 60515 312 968 9261 May 26 28 BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva Wisconsin MINT400 P O Box 2160 Las Vegas NV 89125 May20 Bug E Racewa y San Antonio Texas May 3 6 Mint 400 Las Vegas NV July 8 Bug E Racewa y San Antonio Texas September 16 Bug E Racewa y San Antonio Texas MICKEY THOMPSON S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers Association 1618 Daly St Orlando Florida 32808 305 851 6245 March 24 25 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee Florida HDRA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave Las Vegas Nevada 89124 702 361 5404 February 24 26 Ri versicle La ugh Ii n Desert Challenge Laughlin Nevada PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am Racing Inc P O Box 323 Seahurst Washington 98062 206 242 1773 503 620 0313 March 9 11 Pro Can Am Hi Desert 250 Bend Oregon April 13 15 Pro Can Am Ellensburg 200 Ellensburg Wash ngton May 19 20 ORV Short Course Olympia Washington July 14 15 ORV Short Course Olympia Washington August 18 19 Pro Can Am ORV Forest Fling 200 Washington September 15 16 ORV Short Course Olympia Washington October 20 21 ORV Short Course Olympia Washington November 17 18 Oregon Trail Tualatin Oregon December 8 9 Carson City International Carson City Nevada SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas Suite 111 Westlake Village CA 91362 213 889 9216 March 23 25 San Felipe 250 San Felipe BC Mexico April 13 15 Score Show Anaheim CA June 1 3 Baja Internacional Ensenada BC Mexico September 14 16 Off Road World Championships Riverside CA November 17 Awards Party Novemb r 1 4 Baja 1000 Ensenada BC Mexico SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WDCLUB November 30 December 2 Barstow Classic Barstow CA P O Box 526 Indio CA 92202 A pril 27 29 30th Annual Fast Camel Cruise SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America 6750 Emporia St Englewood Colorado 80112 303 770 1044 March 24 25 Mazda Chatahoochee Helen Georgia Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury CA 91010 213 359 5117 April 14 15 Nor wester Tumwater Washington April 21 LA County Fairgrounds Pomona CA April 21 22 Olympus Tumwater Washington June 23 LA County Fairgrounds Pomona CA May 5 6 Michigan Cadillac Michigan July 14 Hoosier Dome Indianapolis Indiana June 9 10 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro Pennsylvania July 28 Silver Dome Pontiac Michigan August 18 19 Budweiser Forest Chilicothe Ohio August 25 LA County Fairgrounds Pomona CA September 8 9 Manistee Trails Manistee Michigan MARCH 1984 October 26 28 Press On Regardless Houghton Michigan January 5 1985 Score Awards Banquet Los Angeles CA SCORE CANADA INC 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery Quebec J6N 1A3 Canada 514 692 6171 March 10 11 Florida Autocross Challenge Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa Florida April 21 British Columbia Place Stadium Race Classes 10 7 only Vancouver British Columbia April 28 29 CORM Can Am Nationals Lac Du Bois A TV Park Kamloops British Columbia May 19 20 Thetford Mines Quebec Canada June 2 Montreal Olympic Stadium Stadium Race Classes 10 7 only Montreal Quebec Dusty Times

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June s CNE Exhibition Stadium Stadium Race Classes 10 7 o nly June 9 10 Sho rt Course Race Toro nto O ntario May 26 28 VORRA 250 W eeks Nevada June 23 24 Virginia City 200 Virginia City Nevada June 29 30 Ju ly 1 Canada Day C up No tre Dame Du Nord Q uebec July 28 Jim Ingold Memo rial Race Short Course Baylands Raceway Fremont C A July 14 15 Short Course Race Chico utimi Quebec September 1 3 VORRA 250 Desert Race Dayton Nevada August 11 12 Zoar Mo to r Park Buffa lo New Yo rk October 20 21 Short Course Championship Race August 25 26 Short Course Race Rimo uski Q uebec WISCONSIN June 23 24 Bay Area Classic DePere W iscons_in Dick Shinnick Import Motors Inc 18 54 Sal St Green Bay Wisconsin 54302 414 468 8878 September 1 3 Brush Run 101 Dennis Rosa Rt 1 Crandon Wisconsin 54520 715 478 2430 ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming events in Du sty T imes free Send your 1984 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column M ai l your event schedule to Dusty T imes 5331 Derry Ave Sui te 0 Agoura CA 9130 1 Coming Next Month HDRA LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE 34TH ANNUAL SWEDISH RALLY September 29 30 Zoar Motor Park Buffalo New York 17th Annual Del Webb s October 13 14 Sho rt Course Race Toronto O ntario MINT400 SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION Desert Race P O Box 7380 Las Vegas Nevada 891 25 702 459 03 17 June 8 10 Delamar 400 Las Vegas Nevada The world s biggest richest and toughest off road race August 24 26 Nevada 300 Las Vegas Nevada May 3 6 1984 November 16 17 Silver Dust 400 Las Vegas Nevada More than 500 off road racing cars will compete for over 250 000 in cash and contingency prizes SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P O Box 4394 Las Vegas Nevada 89106 702 876 037 1 Drawing for starting positionsApril 3 1984 Entries receiv ed after April 3 drawing will receive next available starting number Entries will be accepted until close of registration May 4 SKOAL BANDITS SNORE SERIES March 10 11 Bottom Dollar Las Vegas Nevada Aprill Points Race Las Vegas Nevada For further information contact June 16 Twi Light Po ints Race Las Vegas Nevada MINT 400 Racing Headquarters Del Webb s Mint Casino Hotel P O Box 2160 Las Vegas Nevada 89125 2160 702 385 7440 July 28 29 HDRA SNORE POINTS Midnight Special Las Vegas Nevada September 14 16 HDRA SNORE POINTS SNO RE 250 Jean Nevada October 28 Points Race Las Vegas Nevada VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd Sacramento CA 95838 9 16 925 1702 March 2 4 Race Car Show March24 Short Course Prairie City O HV Park CA April 15 Short Course Baylands Raceway Fremont CA MARCH 1984 Page 9

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THE1984SCOREPARKER400 brakes and Julson and Shephard Los Angeles and Kreisler is now were locked in close combat back at work with one arm in a Koch sailed off the road in the cast Osborne wash and high centered In Arizona Danny Letner and the brakeless Raceco on a bush Mark McMillin resumed the title Tom had to walk out to get help fight and heading into the final and luckily encountered a loop Letner held a 30 second friendly spectator on a 3 lead Seven miJutes back Gary Photos Trackside Wheeler The man and his son Schnekenburger and Randy helped Tom tug the race car back Waddell had their Raceco in on its wheels but the mishap cost third followed 1 two minutes a good half hour and dropped by Paquette the two more Koch Broneau to fourth in Class minutes later came Dick Young 1 at the flag and McBride dropped back Meanwhile leader Mike another two minutes and did not Julson was about 35 miles from finish the final round It was victory when the J imco stuck in anyone s race second gear Mike drove the high Mark McMillin turned the speed run to the finish line fastest last lap and alth01 1gh without use of third or fourth Danny Letner arrived at the gear and he still nailed second in finish line first McMillin won Class 1 Bob Shephard had no Class 2 and second overall plus visible problems as he won 2 829 by a mere 44 seconds overall car honors 2 617 and Letner was second in the battle of only one bike was faster the the big buck Porsche engines overall fast time scored by Dan third overall in cars Mickey Smith and Dan Ashcraft on a Thompson subbed for Kreisler Husky Julson was nearly ten on the last lap and turned a quick minutes back but happy and one just seven seconds slower bubbling at the finish line in than McMillin and hauled the second Chet Huffman put a Paquette car into third in class couple of quick laps together Dick Young forged ahead to take and with his dad Lloyd co fourth in front of the driving the team put the Funco Schnekenburger Waddell entry home third John Davenport Willis Hamilton drove the new went solo in his Chaparral to nail flat top and odd looking Drino fifth Bob Renz and Dick Clark Miller creation to a fine sixth 14 moved into sixth and Ragland two seaters finished salvaged seventh as ten Class ls First of the heavies there were arrived at the finish line 20 in the Class 8 ranks and half of Next to leave Class 2 fielded them would finish the race The 33 warriors and it was a tough cast had changed some over the He halls from Tempe AZ and Bob Shephard surprised a lot of regulars at Parker Driving his plain wrap Raceco field Down and out in California holidays with Stan Gilbert now Shephard hopped to first overall and first In Class 1 and didn t even look tired were such notables as Jerry herding the Charlotte Corral The eleventh edition of the for the racers on Saturday to the first check and only 16 Penhall Tom Bradley Bill Ford Frank Vessels had a new Score Parker 400 was a huge Parker Arizona welcomes the finished the first leg At the Hrynko Craig Watkins and Jim Ford out of the Johnson stable in success with tighter organization racers with open arms and the California finish it was Mark Sumners with a big motor in his Phoenix while Larry Johnson and less crushing traffic jams kids are let out of school on Broneau in Tom Koch s Raceco 2 1600 Raceco chassis Half was wheeling the older truck Bill than usual and there were some Friday so they can enj_oy the in the lead by two minutes Only the field finished the first leg and Howard and Bob Burchett had a new faces in the winner s circle festivities before the race six seconds apart in second and Raceco builder David Kreisler beautiful brand new Chevrolet There was a sense of history At first light on Saturday the third were Bob Shepard and led the pack by over two minutes built by Walker Evans Evans repeating itself at the finish line 54 motorcycles shot down the Mike Julson Jimco both driving in Rick Paquette s new Raceco faced some serious challenges when the first car arrived At the trail toward Rice into the hanging solo as was Dan Cornwell But Danny Letner in his new from Parnelli Jones in Larry inaugural Score Parker race in dust followed by a record entry Chenowth another two minutes Raceco with six cylinder Porsche Minor s GMC which was a 1974 Mickey Thompson s crew of 3 Wheelers 39 on the line back power was just 2 minutes Chevy last year Privateer Dave were running around asking The cars were held for two ho rs Class 1 was some battle in back and 40 seconds ahead of Shoppe had his trusty Ford on Who is Ed Venable Ed after the last trike departed and Arizona Larry Ragland Mark McMillin in his Porsche six the line driving AG Fulkerson s desert it was 8 56 in the morning when Chaparral actually had fast time powered Chenowth Matt As expected the California bred Funco SS 1 won Class 1 100 Darryl Woody was the for the first AZ loop by 22 McBride in another of the 35 war was between one time and overall car honors back in first four wheel vehicle off the seconds but he had dropped 50 Racecos at Parker was only teammates Parnelli and Walker 1974 Most Score regulars then California start He didn t minutes to the leaders in CA with another half minute back Reports say that the pair passed did not know the driver from complete the loop En route to Arizona on the and repassed more than once rock damage to the suspension Blythe CA This year a young There were 30 starters in Class With90 miles to go Mike Julson highway Dave Kreisler had bad After 110 miles Walker had a man from Tempe Arizona drove 1 and some touted as possible was the leader on time a scant 30 luck the race car was hit in the husky lead of ten minutes over the first car under the checkered winners got nowhere Mickey seconds ahead of Bob Shephard front wheel by a passing vehicle Parnelli but Dave Shoppe was a flag a plain sided unmarked Thompson retired his new followed in 30 seconds by Tom Dave s hand was caught in the full minute faster than Jones and Raceco Bob Shepard is no Raceco in a few miles with lack of Koch and Cornwell was four steering wheel spokes and his in second spot Nobody else was stranger to the desert with many oil pressure Jack Johnson the minutes back in fourth and hand and wrist were badly in the ball park a mile on two wheels under his 1982 winner blew the engine on nobody else was close Among injured Undaunted Kreisler Walker and Parnelli were only leathers but again no one at the Thunder Alley in his new the missing was Mike Lund in the drove the car to the restart a minute apart on ET on the first finish line knew what he looked Magnum and leader on the road factory Chenowth Magnum where owner Rick Paquette took AZ loop and Walker increased like or anything about him Frank Arciero lost a ring retired with multiple ills over the helm then Dave went to his lead by that margin Shoppe Shepard was not the only dark pinion Three time winner Marty On the last loop Cornwell the hospital The following dropped to third with an extra horse winner at Parker however Letner and the Frank Snook vanished early on the trail Tom Monday Class 10 racer Dr Jack ten minutes on time Stan Gilbert The race is a standard on the Dave Rogalia team made it only Koch was running without any Irvine got Dave into surgery in also had a fast leg but problems calendar the biggest each year of Score s events in entry It is the traditional opening of the season on the desert especially now with the demise of the California 400 at Barstow The course is a standard also Score being confined by a multitude of governmental agencies to narrow paths on both the 110 mile California loop and the 90 mile Arizona course There is a carnival air around the contingency row in the middle of a blocked off street in urban Parker This year the activity all three days was blessed with very warm weather great for the bystanders but a bit The California overall leader the Raceco of Tom Koch and Mark Broneau Mike Julson had a good lead In Arizona but his Jlmco had gearbox Ills he too warm and lacking any wind succumbed to a loss of brakes on the last leg but held on to finish fourth carried on and was happy to fin sf In second In Class 1 The Lucky Eleventh Edition Was A Real Winner Page 10 Dusty Times MARCH 1984

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Hustling past the red Arizona rocks Mark McMll ln with Tim Rodriguez riding along won Class 2 and was second overall in the Porsche powered Chenowth that started in California cropped up again on the third leg and his Ford faded from contention The final lap proved out the trite old saying the race does not always go to the swiftest About 30 miles away from yet another victory the Evans Dodge stopped cold with a drive shaft breakage and a dead radio It cost Walker well over an hour and he eventually came in third in Class 8 Parnelli Jones and Jon Nelson broke a tie rod but they got fixed faster and the GMC finished second in class Meanwhile Dave Shoppe and Jeff Yocum motored forward with a near identical lap time to the prior round despite a bri e f encounter with some tree limbs that broke the windshield and bloodied their faces Shoppe won Class 8 so score one class for Ford and Goodyear tires About thirty minutes behind Evans Steve Spirkoff and John Ehmke were fourth in their new Ford and Bill Howard s shiny Danny Letner In his new Raceco with husky Porsche po wer led the race In Class 2 for some time but Danny ended up 2nd in class by_just 44 seconds new Chevy was a strong fifth The 23 car field in 2 1600 started next and all but three got through California Leading here was the Raceco of John and Rick Parker Is good to Dave Shoppe and Jeff Yocum They drove their bright red Ford to a resounding victory in Class 8 after the early leaders did the self destruct act Hagle but it disappeared halfway around he first AZ loop Exactly two minutes back on the first leg was the Doug Fortin Doug Holloway Chenowth only two seconds quicker than the Hi Jumper of Fred Ronn and Ken Draper they ere just two minutes ahead of Jim and Lisa Gi eenway who lost time at the end of Thunder Alley jacking their Raceco from the underside of a truck that backed into them in the dust Terry and Cindy Smith did the Arizona loops in the Greenway Raceco and gained the lead by three minutes on the first leg over the Fortin entry Six minutes back in third was the Doug Hovis John Prosser Raceco only 30 seconds ahead of Rodney Goodsell The Smiths carried on with the fast lap on the final loop to win the class by a hefty 21 minutes and place a smart 11th overall Fortin slowed but held second place about three minutes ahead of Parnelli Jones was in top form in Larry Minor s GMC Despite some down time with mechanical woes P J mot red to the finish line in a solid second place PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM SAND BUGGY DISC BRAKES SINGLE l IANDLE STEERING BRAKE JAMAR DB100 Series Disc Brake Conversion Kits These kits are designed for the sand buggy enthusiast providing conversion from the standatd VW rear drum brakes to a lightweight rear disc brake These kits are complete with rotor calipers hubs and all necessary hardware for a complete installation JAMAR Steering Brakes utilize 1 2 diameter cylinders for maximum pressure with minimum leverage Each piston is held in position by a separate retainer which providE s an unimpaired hydraulic system even with the handles removed JAMAR now offers a dual cylinder brake assembly with a balance beam to provide precise independent adjustment of front and rear braking force The balance beam is made of 4130 chromoly and features a floating point of balance The floating pivot point on the beam and heim ends on both sides make it the smoothest operating pedal available It s unique locking feature allows easy visual inspection of the balance location The all new JAMAR pedal is made of 12 guage coldrolled steel to handle the rigors of off road use It comes with a no slip foot pad and is also available with a rubber foot pad cover The CA3 includes JAMAR s large capacity master cylinders available in three sizes for disc or drum type brakes They feature captivated push rods new convoluted gaskets and caps which are easy to remove The mounting bracket is cast aluminum treated to a T 6 condition and can be mounted on the floor or under the dash MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42066 C Avenida Alva ado Temecula CA 92390 714 676 2066 Dusty Times MARCH1984 Page 11

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High flying Jim Greenway and Terry Smith had almost no trouble at Parker and their Raceco won Class 2 1600 by an amazing margin of time 21 minutes Getting a taste of the Parker action Dusty Times contributor Judy Smith rode with John Howard In Dave Snoddy s 2 1600 Concept the team finished eighth Parker continued by a mere 27 seconds and John Baker was only another three minutes back In Arizona the McDonald Chevy retired early with oiling problems and on the first loop Manny picked up seven minutes on John Baker Esquerra stormed on through the dark to his umpteenth Class 7 victory at Parker his home town Manny did have evidence of a fender bang with the Mick Newton Class 6 because the right rear panel of the Ranger was ripped and the new Chief Auto parts paint job was smudged John Baker finished about 14 minutes later for second in class in his Mitsubishi Score another truck class for Ford and a tire victory for Firestone There was a good field of 16 Class l 1600s and another dark horse winner Desert veterans but competing in their first Score event two youn g men Rob Myerly and Randy Jones smoked the 280 mile route They led every lap in their RRH single seater and won the class by an astounding 23 minutes The fight was for second place On the first loop Tom Ferguson Rich Minga Doug Hovis John Prosser who in turn were just four minutes faster than Floyd Skar Rick Munyon Only 42 more seconds back the Fred Ronn Ken Draper Hi Jumper was fifth a mere 11 seconQs ahead of Rodney Goodsell David Marini and so it went all the way down the ranks of the 13 finishers in Class 2 1600 Class 10 was the biggest of all at Parker with 41 actual starters who did some close racing on the desert Ballpark scoring shows that it was Ron Graham Ron Brant in the lead after the first loop by a little over a minute Second was Ray Aragon Leon Tice in a Toyota powered Raceco three minutes ahead of Steve Sourapas Dave Richardson followed in another two minutes by Bob Richey who didn t get much farther Aragon turned the fastest first AZ leg and zoomed into the lead holding ten minutes over Sourapas Richardson Absolutely tied on time for third now another ten minutes back were Graham Brant and Jack Irvine Tom Ebberts Raceco with a bunch more close enough to strike as 21 were still in motion Ray Aragon did not stop for a driver change and charged into the twilight doing another swift leg to win Class 10 handily Ray s solo drive resulted in eighth overall and the first major race victory for a water pumper restricted engine in this case a push rod Toyota Ray won the biggest purse at the race too a keen 3 223 The Rons Graham and Brant got healthy got a quick lap and finished second followed home by 1983 Class 9 champs Marty Reider Jim Taber Funco Hustler the best finish in any class for an older and shorter buggy Bill Reams Paul Gill were ten more minutes back in fourth in their Chenowth foliowed by father and son Cal Wells Jr and David W e lls who are also more converts from Class 9 It was a pitiful showing in Class 7 three trucks all factory backed They did have a close race in California Jerry McDonald Joe MacPherson Chevy S 10 edged Manny and T udy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger Funco were second a mere 4 7 seconds ahead of Larry Smith Jon Kennedy Funco who had a tiny half minute over Bill Herrick Mike McDonnell Raceco Smith Kennedy picked up a minute each leg in Arizona to take second at the flag by about 1 minutes over Ferguson Minga The Herrick Raceco stayed put in fourth and Bob and Tom Neth had small woes all day bui finished tight in fifth only a minute ahead of Don Mansker The 1984 Score rules I ump all the V 8 powered 4 x 4s into Class 4 and the 13 rig field was all big pickups except for the old style modified Broncos of Steve Mize and Mark Vest The Class 4 ranks thinned quickly as six barely got off the start and Mike Giurbino vanished after Thunder Alley It was no surprise i o see the Rod Hall Jim Fricker Dodge up front in C alifornia wi th a 23 minute le ad over the Jeep Honcho of Jim Bell Walt Laycock the only rig close enough on time to keep Hall honest and working Hall did not push hard and he still won the class by over 45 minutes Bell and Laycock ran second all the way Both in Jeep Honchos Lowell Arnold was third in CA but after one AZ leg Rick Grumbein was a few minutes up but neither one finished Mark Vest Dwayne Steel came in third and Barstow winners D J and Bob Garman were fourth in a Chevy pickup It was a mixed bag of brands in Class 4 and score that class for 11 j l 1 J I Ray Aragon had an incredible day at Parker driving every mile In his Toyota powered Raceco lo a co vlnclng victory In Class 10 and a fine eighth overall Ron Graham and Ron Brant were close on time all day and they brought their Raceco to the finish line In a solid second In the 41 car Class 10 field fl l i Fresh Air System Blows the Competitior Away Filters Out Dust to Give You Fresh Air Completely self contained unit Weighs less than 6 oz 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Rod Hall Jim Fricker and the mighty Dodge did their encore act Jim Bell and Walt Laycock kept the leader honest In Class 4 as It was a very tight finish among the Class 5 Bugs but when the again as they led every mile at Parker to win Class 4 easily over they drove a smooth race in the Jeep Honcho an d finished a fine scores were counted Norm and Steve Schmidt got the victory the other dozen entries second in the class by a skinny 1 minutes Dodge and Goodrich tires Class Shad a fierce field of 17 but half of them had serious woes in California At the end of the leg Norm and Steve Schmidt had a ten minute lead over Frank Evans Doug Sylvester who were just two minutes ahead of Malcolm Vinje Mark Hansen driving the Larry s VW green Bug Al and Jeff Jordan were another ten minutes back The quartet stayed in formation through the first AZ leg but Evans gained three minutes on the Schmidts aQd Vinje Hansen closed it up a bit also The Jordan s retir ed within a few miles of the finish The race got even tighter in the three way fight for victory Norm and Steve Schmidt pufled it off coming in just two minutes ahead of Evans Sylvester who had only two minutes over Vinje Hansen Nearly two hours back Bill Kerr was fourth and 15 minutes later Byron and Jo Smith were the final Class 5 finishers Class 9 shrank to just seven cars at Parker and a pair were out very early Jim Dizney Chenowth led the first loop by four minutes over Mark Johnson Kent Richardson Hi Jumpt r and Earl Summerville John Wills were well back in third in a Jimco In Arizona Dizney picked up another minute on Johnson on the first l eg but the Chenowth had a ten minute disaster in the dark Mark Johnson Kent Richardson won Class 9 by a mere two minutes over Jim Dizney who drove alone There was some discussion about the Johnson car not showing up for post race tech but the results stood as posted Summerville Wills held third at the flag followed by Steve and Gary Myers Hi Jumper Class 5 _1600 seems to be shrinking too with just 15 on the line at Parker Eric and Henry Arras led in California six minutes ahead of Mark Steele who retired with motor mount breakage shortly thereafter Parker drivers Don French and Don Smith were next and Ernesto Arambula was another two minutes back With a 2 09 first leg in AZ Arras increased the lead while Don French and Jerry Ramsay had near identical 2 1 ls but the Ramsay Bug had a big time loss carried over from California Into the final lo op the Arras Bug lost rriost of its lead and Jerry and Jack Ramsay had the hot lap at 2 17 21 But Eric and Henry Arras eked out the victory finishing 53 seconds ahead on total time of Don French Don Smith The Ramsays made up a lot of time to Dusty Times take thind Michael Lesle was well ba k in fourth and Arambula Ramos had big trouble in Arizona and salvaged fifth as eight finished Class 3 is now in a strange limbo The V Ss are no longer eligible for the class the displacement limit is 2850 cc but long wheelbases are OK The idea was to attract the new small bobtails but instead it attracted only pickups one each long wheelbase Nissan S 10 Chevy and S 15 GMC in somewhat stock form Drawing on his 7 S and Nissan Cup experience and considerable success Jorge Souto with his son Daniel riding wh eled his Nissan into an insurmountable lead in California over an hour ahead of BY THE SAME CARE IN ENGINEERING AND DE SIGN THAT MAKES THE SUPERSANDER A WINNER GOES INTO EVERY TECTIRA RADIAL AND DIAGONAL P_LY TIRE Championship drivers spend thousands of dollars setting up their vehicles to witjh stand the murderous strain of high speed competition over dry creek beds football sized rocks and kneedeep sand These drivers are rapidly turning to the best in rubber for their ride to the winner s circle TECTJRA TRAILSMAN and SUPERSANDER tires have rugged sure footed tread lugs brawny nylon or polyester cord bodies some belted with steel tough pliable long wearing 982 tread rubber for dependability durability they re becoming the 1st choice of guys who like to win Wher TOT L PERFORMANCE and VALUE are important TECTIRA LJ rn3 TECTIRA INC 701 CHARLESTO MARCH 1 984 LEE S SUMMIT MO 64063 816 525 3555 Page 13

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Arizonans Frank Evans and Doug Sylv stergot very close but had to settle for 2nd place in Class 5 less than 2 minutes back as they hurry through the rocks Mark Johnson and Kent Richardson raced hard all day in the Class 9 Hi Jumper and took the lead on the final leg in Arizona to score the victory Jim Dizney ed most of the way in his solo drive in the Class 9 Chenowth but a late night problem put him down to second at the checkered flag Eric Arras and his dad Henry swept to a good lead in the early legs but almost lost the war in the dark They won 5 1600 honors by a mere 53 seconds The pride of Parker Dam Don French and Don Smith an hard on their home ground had no real troubles and finished second by a whisker in 5 1600s Jerry and Jack Ramsay lost bags of time in California made most o t it back with hot laps in Arizona and finished strong in third place in Class 5 1600 Parker continued the GMC of Neil Phillips and rule writer Bill Savage Another two minutes back came John Johnson Doug Robertson who were chased all day by a crew of Chevrolet engineers evaluating the performance of the stock S10 4 X 4 The GMC retired early in Arizona Johnson did a quick lap but Souto drove his own well paced race to win the class by 25 minutes over Johnson Robertson Score Class 3 for Nissan and son were only 30 seconds behind Goodyear tires More rules changes for 1984 Schwacofer starting the final lap but the Nova vanished on the saw a pair of Class 6s on the line final miles The small engine class drew a pair A healthy ten started in Class 7 of Saabs and only Ame S but three dropped out in Gunnarrsson covered the total distance for the victory There California Willie Valdez with _were five in the antique V 8 Class Jose Solano riding put the Ford 6 which turned into a close Ranger out front on the first leg contest between _the 55 Chevy of despite a cracked gear carrier Larry Schwacofer Sid Sprad Usual co driver Jose Armenta ling and the nearly as aged Chevy searched the local junkyards Nova of Mick Newton and Jim found pieces that might work Madison The pair stayed close and despite having to beg a tow but Larry Schwacofer led all the for the race truck from Mick way to victory Newton Madi _Newton s team they got the work done but restarted in Arizona about 35 minutes late Spence Low and Paul Delang Nissan who were second in CA led going into the final leg Valdez was second 33 minutes back followed by Mike and Pat Falkosky Toyota who had their own problems in Arizona losing a lot of time to a faulty front end and then an alternator failure While the Falkoskys did the fast final lap it wasn t enough Willie Valdez won for Ford and Bridgestone tires The Falkosky Toyota ended up second as the Low Datsun lost hours on the final loop but did finish _third Class 11 appears to be another dinosaur class There were only four on the line and the last one was away after 11 o clock in the morning a time when the bikes were heading for the finish line in Arizona Kenny Brock and Mark Wyborny led by 20 minutes in California and they led all the way to victory After various troubles Mike Abbott and Jan Wright snagged second Howard and Kevin Henderson also finished the course with the turtle award the last finisher on time with only 15 minutes left on the 13 hour time allowance The race came together smoothly this year with no major hangups in the organization The only sour notes came from the motel owners who charged outlandish prices for their barely heated chicken coops and from the police who did keep the spectator traffic down with an all encompassing campaign to ticket everything that moved on either John Johnson and Doug Robertson drove a nearly stock 4 4 Chevy S 10 in the new style Class 3 and they struggled around to finish second in the class Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling kept up their winning ways now in Class 6 B for VBs The old Chevy was the only official finisher in the class Page 14 MARCH 1984 Dusty Times

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I and moving under 55 mph co uld drive from the California finish abo ut 25 miles to the Arizona pits on the h ighway the CHP gave them tickets anyhow For example Cal Wells Jr too ling down the highway at legal speed was ticketed for driving an unsafe vehicle and lucky for him his chase truck carrying his _ side of the Colorado River Police h arrassment may have reached its zenith this year at Parker The California Highway Patrol even handed out tickets to race cars during the r ace Although the event bulletins clearly state and it was iterated at the drivers meeting that any four wheel racer with tail lights ID and driver s license was following him Otherwise Cal may have been hauled to the hoosegow The incident also cost Wells a half hour of his down time Overall the 1984 Parker 400 was a great edition of the traditional February event It was a very profess iona l fi e ld although the entry was down some over last year with 242 cars starting in 84 against 283 last year It is encouraging that there were only two repeat winners at Parker encouraging in that new talent is coming up in the various 16 car classes in Score racing Check out the winning leg times and totals in the results column At Parker the programs tan on time and even the awards ceremony happened promptly at noon in the park used for the impound One of the nicest features of the 1984 race was that the headquarters and radio control was moved back to the hospitable quarters at Coors West in suburban Parker 1984 SCORE PARKER Race Results Pos Car Driver s Vehicle CA ET AZI ET Pos D A AZ2 ET Total ET 1 41 28 1 51 36 1 42 23 2 20 03 1 56 14 5 19 28 5 29 06 5 43 23 5 58 33 6 06 44 2 09 22 2 14 23 2 15 56 2 23 45 2 11 12 6 28 52 6 52 23 6 53 56 7 09 45 7 15 12 27 47 1 40 13 1 41 27 1 40 22 1 47 39 1 59 16 5 23 13 5 23 57 5 32 52 5 4f39 5 49 46 2 3 5 6 9 1 51 01 2 08 07 2 06 22 1 58 30 2 0 6 42 6 04 31 6 25 37 6 28 22 6 32 30 6 33 12 11 23 26 33 35 3 04 13 2 48 59 Ck 2 2 40 42 2 59 50 9 59 42 10 24 50 6 08 43 89 95 1 54 27 2 09 03 2 51 35 3 27 28 2 32 09 2 10 24 2 20 47 3 08 59 3 40 51 Ck 3 6 36 54 7 25 17 10 07 29 11 15 51 5 49 30 40 61 92 100 2 18 54 2 13 56 2 11 56 2 34 36 3 00 41 6 29 54 6 31 56 6 33 56 8 15 06 8 30 11 30 32 37 72 78 2 40 00 2 28 23 2 17 21 2 33 11 2 27 26 7 34 00 7 34 53 7 50 21 8 18 41 8 21 26 63 65 67 73 75 3 08 07 AZ A 3 13 08 10 07 08 4 14 46 91 2 49 21 2 37 20 2 34 39 Ck 2A 8 35 39 7 22 30 81 1 54 19 2 01 18 AZ A 2 04 09 2 08 56 6 29 09 6 43 52 2 30 14 3 14 30 3 22 06 2 26 38 3 58 55 2 34 39 2 22 33 4 26 03 Ck 3 8 54 09 9 17 33 10 12 33 7 49 00 1 54 41 1 43 10 1 42 20 2 01 30 2 04 50 1 55 37 2 34 08 3 02 01 2 35 18 2 50 35 6 11 37 6 40 08 6 57 01 7 26 18 7 53 35 2 09 44 2 16 35 3 40 26 3 19 35 Ck 2A 6 53 44 6 55 35 10 15 56 11 06 05 6 36 30 50 94 98 1 38 25 2 00 16 1 49 44 1 52 40 1 53 07 1 50 48 1 57 0 1 1 58 33 2 07 54 2 02 41 5 43 48 6 10 31 6 19 33 6 29 24 6 32 11 8 15 22 29 31 2 40 12 3 14 57 5 48 04 AZ R 2 53 30 3 23 15 3 13 30 9 26 00 10 50 15 12 45 00 4 19 01 87 97 106 Class 1 Unlimited Single Seat 30 start 10 finish r 1 2 3 4 5 Aaceco Jimco Funco Aaceco Chaparral 112 Bob Shepard solo 105 Mike Julson solo 128 Chet Huffman Lloyd Huffman 103 Tom Koch Mark Broneau 131 John Davenport solo 2 03 14 2 03 20 2 12 13 2 01 20 2 15 12 1 34 46 1 34 10 1 48 47 1 37 10 1 55 18 1 4 7 10 13 Class 1 1600 Single Seat 1600cc 16 start 11 finish 170 Rob Myerly Aandy Jones 197 Larry Smith Jon Kennedy 161 Tom Ferguson Rich Minga 4 169 Bill Herrick Mike McDonnell 5 171 Bob Neth Tom Neth RAH Funco Funco Aaceco Chenowtlt 1 2 3 2 27 35 2 37 4 7 2 37 00 2 38 20 2 47 14 1 51 55 2 00 13 2 01 00 2 07 40 i 16 46 49 57 58 Arne G unnarsson and his Saab 96 finally got a victory winning the new C lass 6 for sma 1 bore sedans in fact the Saab was the only finisher Class 2 Unlimited Two Seat 33 start 14 finish 1 222 2 203 3 233 4 238 5 207 Mark McMillin Tim Rodriguez Danny Leiner Kory Vasquez Rick Pacquette David Kreisler Dick Young Kay Young Gary Schnekenburger Randy Waddell 1 272 2 276 3 279 4 261 5 266 Ji m Greenway Terry Smith Doug Fortin Doug Holloway Doug Hovis John Prosser Floyd Skar Rick Munyon Fred Ronn Ken Draper 1 300 2 301 3 339 Jorge Souto Daniel Souto John Johnson Doug Robertson Neil Phillips Bill Savage Chenowth Aaceco Aaceco Aaceco Aaceco 2 08 46 2 08 D1 2 05 40 2 11 18 2 11 14 1 34 14 1 34 29 1 46 50 1 42 42 1 39 16 Class 2 1600 Two Seat 1600cc 23 start 13 finish Aaceco Chenowth Aaceco Chenowth Hi Jumper 2 28 48 2 26 34 2 30 16 2 39 15 2 26 36 1 44 42 1 50 56 1 51 44 1 54 46 1 59 54 Class 3 Production 4 x 4 limited 2850cc 3 start 2 finish Nissan Chevy S 10 GMC S 15 3 14 47 4 36 01 4 34 43 Class 4 Unlimited 4 x 4 13 start 4 finish 1 2 3 4 5 404 400 410 403 414 Dodge Jeep Honcho Ford Bronco Chevy P U Jeep Honcho Rodney Hall Jim Fricker Jim Bell Walt Laycock Mark Vest Dwayne Steel D J Garman Bob Garman Lowell Arnold 2 32 03 2 55 27 4 06 55 4 07 32 3 17 21 Willie Valdez had a soap opera full of p ro blems at Parker but he and his crew never give up and the Ford Ranger came back to win Class 7 S Class 5 Unlimited Baja Bug 17 start 5 finis Baja Bug Ba ja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug 1 506 2 500 3 546 4 501 5 503 Norm Schmidt Steve Schmidt Frank Evans Doug Sylvester Malcolm Vinje Mark Hansen Bill Kerr Byron Smith Jo Smith 1 2 551 554 3 55 3 4 562 5 55 7 Eric Arras Henry Arras Don French Don Smith Jerry Ramsay Jack Ramsay Michae l Lesle Ernesto Arambula Bernardo Ramos 1 638 2 639 Arne Gunna rsson Bob Lanz Mark Aheude Steve Martocchio 1 622 2 62 3 Larry Schwacofer Sid Spradling Mick Newton Jim Madison 1 2 3 Manny Esquerra Tudy Joe Esquerra John Baker Russ Honsaker Jerry McDonald Joe MacPherson 1 53 24 1 50 19 1 52 42 2 51 1 8 2 46 32 2 17 36 2 27 41 2 29 18 2 49 12 2 42 58 Class 5 1600 1600cc Baja Bug 15 start 8 finish Baja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug Ba ja Bug 2 44 03 2 54 54 3 21 43 3 16 05 2 58 54 2 09 57 2 11 36 2 11 17 2 29 25 2 55 06 Class 6 Sedan under 2855cc 2 start 1 fini sh Saab 96 Saab 3 45 53 4 14 46 Cl ass 6 B Unlimited Sedan 5 start 1 finish 55 Chevy Chevy Nova 3 11 39 3 25 10 Class 7 Unlimited Mini Pickup 3 start 2 finish 703 701 700 Ford Ranger Mitsubishi Chevy S 10 2 30 41 2 33 42 2 30 14 28 44 Class 7S Stock Mini Truck 10 start 3 finish 1 2 3 743 740 758 4 759 Willie Valdez Jose Armenta Mike Falkosky Pat Falkosky Spencer Low Paul Delang David Ramsay Gary Myers Ford Ranger Toyota Nissan Toyota 3 05 00 3 32 54 3 19 52 8 58 55 84 86 93 Class 8 Pickup 20 start 10 finish 1 817 2 801 3 805 4 811 5 813 Dave Shoppe Jeff Yocum Parnelli Jones Jon Nelson Walker Evans Steve Spirkoff John Ehmke Bill Howard Bob Burchett 1 904 2 900 3 905 4 907 5 901 Mark Johnson Kent Richardson Jim Dizney Earl Summerville John Wills Steve Myers Gary Myers George Hendrix Berkeley Rourke Ford GMC Dodge Ford Chevrolet 2 21 19 2 22 50 2 12 40 2 49 30 2 58 10 18 42 51 62 68 Class 9 1200cc Single Seat 7 start 4 finish Hi Jumper Chenowth Jimco Hi Jumper Funco 2 41 14 2 37 19 2 55 12 4 39 58 3 02 53 2 02 46 2 01 41 3 40 18 3 06 32 2 14 37 Kenny Brock and Mark Wyborny led all three legs in Class 11 no mean feat The new team won the class handily by well over an hour on time NEW QUICK JACK FOR THE NEW BIG RACE CARS Here is a new technology quick jack to match the new technology in the long travel race cars so successful in off road racing today This quick jack has a total lift height of 22 inches will stand by itse lf when raised to full height and it does not require a person to sit on it while the car is up in the air The new jack has an excellent leverage ratio and one man can lift the rear end of a heavy two seater by himself The jack is made from the finest ingredients and it breaks down for ease of storage and transportation 48 Class 10 Unlimited 16 50cc 41 start 15 finish 4 13 6 1 8 5 4 1 2 3 40 43 4 41 1 2 3 Ray Aragon Leon Tice Aon Graham Aon Bra nt Marty Reider Jim Taber Bill Reams Paul Gill Calvin Wells Jr David Wells Raceco Toyota Funco Chenowth Funco 2 14 35 2 13 14 2 31 1 6 2 28 50 2 36 23 Class 11 Stock VW Sedan 4 start 3 finish 44 Kenny Brock Mark Wyborny Mike Abbott Jan Wright Howard Henderson Kevin Henderson Mark DeNuQzio Tony DeNunzio vw vw vw vw 3 52 18 4 12 03 3 43 26 4 19 01 Race Distance 280 miles Time Allowance 13 hours Fast Time overall cars Bob Shephard solo Raceco 5 19 28 Fast Time of day Dan Smith Dan Ashcraft Hus varna 5 13 17 Official Starters 242 Cars 54 Motorcycles 39 TCs Total 335 Official Finishers 106 Cars 37 Motorcycles 23 ATCs Total 166 Overall Finish Ratio 49 5 Dusty Times TWO MODELS AVAILABLE CLUB DI SCOU NTS AVAILABLE 18 LI FT 50 00 22 LIFT 60 00 DEALER INQUIRIES INVI T ED GENERAL MACHINE S ERVICES 29300 3RD LAKE ELSINOR E CALI F 92330 Telephone 71 4 674 7365 MARCH 1984 Page 15

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THE BIG A 11 GOES OFF ROAD Short Course at Anaheim Stadium By Judy Smith Sco tt GIiiman had a good evening in his new Chenowth Magnum wlnnlrig one of the heat races and putting the gold bl a ck beauty home second In the main What some people dubbed the secret race the Class 10 event on January 15 at Anaheim Stadium was great fun for the spec ta tors if not an artistic success Teamed up with a truck and tractor pull although not even on the marquee the Class 10 cars raced on a really short track which ran clockwise around the bases at the California Angels home field The two day truck and tractor event which started on Friday night drew 30 to 35 000 folks most of whom stayed to watch the cars when the noise and smoke from the pullin was all over Staged by the Pace Manage ment group which makes its money presenting rock concerts arid moto cross races this was the second event in which the buggies had been invited to parti cipiate The first was up in Vancouver British Columbia and there the cars ran as an extra added attraction to a big m otocross event For this Anaheim race the racers who had travelled to Vancouver each had received 1000 tow money for that one were invited to come to Anaheim and try it again There as only one dass for this event and it was limited to 24 cars THE FL0R IDA 400 March 23 24 25 1984 THE BEST SHORT COURSE ACTION IN THE SOUTHEAST Presented by the Florida Off Readers Drivers Association at Crowder Pits Tallahasse Florida in charge of the organization of the Class 10 part of the show was Marty Tripes who had become known to the Pace group through his own moto cross racing career Tripes was instrumental in phoning the individual racers and inviting them to his show He was also in charge of getting the word out to the press about the race something that no one remembered to do until rather late say about three days before the race There had been some early advertising for the truck and tractor pulls which had said as a sort of afterthought that the cars would be there also but as we mentioned the big sign at the stadium didn t even list the cars just trucks and tractors Once it became apparent that there was a race it then became something of a trick to find out who was racing There was no entry list or program or schedule If you didn t know who was racing you had to wait to read it off the side of the car There was a public address system and Charlie Engelhart who s been practicing at Saddleback Park for a year did the honors but for the most part he couldn t be heard over th noise of the engines echoing around the bowl of the stadium Despite the fact that they probably didn t know who or what they were watching the fans left over from the truck and tractor pulls seemed to enjoy themselves hugely They stood up for each start and cheered every jump bump collision and rollover with great enthusiasm Tripes had very little trouble getting a full field for this race as the entry fee was a moderate 200 and the purse figured out to 12 500 This was parcelled out so that the fast qualifier got 300 the heat winners got something and the first five places in the main event got big checks starting at about 3500 Actually the entry fee was not precisely that but rather an agent s fee paid directly to Tripes and out of which he paid certain expenses The purse money was put up by Pace and as is always the case with short course racing the racers anticipate a day when the purse money will be augmented by a percentage of the gate Come the Jlillennium It turned out that the program included three eight car eightlap heats two eight lap semimains and the 14 lap main event Three cars transferred to the main from each race to make a main event field crowded on that course of 15 Class 10 cars The fans had been warmed up a little on Friday night with an exhibition which had been very well received bur spies tell us that Friday s Class 10 exhibition was greeted with more excitl d enthusiasm than the trucks and tractors had engendered But then our spies are admittedly biased The pulls were great fun with giant three engined tractors doing wheelies while they_struggled to move the huge weighted sled across the dirt All of the noise and color served as a great warmup for the racing to come and the pulls moved quickly with very little time spent waiting for things to happen There is one great feature at Anaheim and that s a big screen used to show instant replays of ballgames which was used to flash a continuous picture of the race course action It was fun to e able to look up to see the race MAIN EVENT 6 Hour Race on March 24 Limit 100 cars 100 Payback 100 entry fee Two 5 Lap Showdown Races Winner take all March 23 Pre entry Drawing March 4 1984 For Rules Information Entry Blanks call or Write Mary Peterson 305 295 9687 305 293 0001 fORDA 1618 Daly St Orlando FL 32808 Ron Baker in FL 800 433 8511 U S 800 327 8511 Mike Hester 305 851 6245 Chet Huffman eluded the traffic Jams at Anaheim Stadium flew high and 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from a diffrent point of view from time to time The scheduling was tight and everything went off well with only one brief wait between the last semi and the main During that lull there was a fairly entertaining exhibition between Manny Esquerra and Josele Garza in their Ranger minitrucks It wasn t clear what the purpose of the exhibition was but it did serve to fill the time while the cars were preparing to stage _ The first heat of the afternoon featured a tight three way duel between Greg George Funco Jerry Whelchel Chetio Vth and Bob Gordon Magnum for three laps Whelchel gave George a little nudge got by him and went on to win Gordon and George then got tangled up in turn two on the last lap and Pancho Weaver Funco went by to finish second while Steve Kelley in an old Arciero car rolled in to finish third The second heat got off to a rough start when Glenn Harris Raceco and Tommy Croft Funco an old Gillman car got tangled up and they had to resort to a restart This time the leaders were Mike Gillman in his 1ew Magnum in front and then Scott Gillman in another Magnum right with him and Albert Arciero in still another Magnum running third The brothers Gillman stayed close together but widened the space between themselves and the rest of the pack considerably Albert rolled on the fourth lap however and lost a full lap putting Croft into third place Then Scott passed Mike at the end of the sixth lap and stayed in front to the finish So it was Scott Mike and Tommy Croft in the first three places while Jim Fishback Sr finished fourth The third heat started out witt a duel between Jim Fishback Jr Chet Huffman and Lance Huffman But then Fishback popped a tire on the jump in the fourth turn and Lance spun out Fishback held on gamely with his flat for another lap but Chet got by him and Ron Carter was now in third place Finally as Fishback s tire came off the ri m and he had to pull out it was Chet Huffman and Carter with Dave Bonner running third Huffman created a big open space between himself and Carter Then Carter s hold on second place already fairly secure becaple solid when Bonner and J C Myers got themselves entwined and lost a lap Huffman motored on for his win Carter was second and if our notes were right Mike Withers was third and Lance Huffman salvaged a fourth As the show kept moving right along they brought out the first batch of cars eligible for the semimains or consolation races The first three places in this race were going to transfer to the main so it was bound to be a heated competition As it happened they got all tangled up in the second turn and had to have a restart The new lineup featured four rows of two cars neatly spaced side by side Or it should have Albert Arciero irritated at being in the semi in the first place and even Dusty Times Ron Carter got close to the big prizes at Anaheim and he flew to a second in the third heat and out maneuvered the troops to finish third in the main event Frank Arciero had a good night in his new Chenowth Magnum Frank led a semi main from wire to wire but his luck ran out In the final race more irritated at finding himself in the back row now began inching up until he was virtually next to and inside of the inside man in the third row The starting official took exception to this and asked him to move back He did but began to inch up as soon as the man s back was turned The audience enjoyed it all hugely but quite obviously the official did not think it funny Albert was firmly repositioned in the fourth row directly behind the man in the third row You can t blame him for trying start position is 90 of the game in stadium racing This time the start went off smoothly and Frank Arciero who also has a Magnum these days took the lead Bobby Gordon was second with Craig Durfee in his Durfco in third place Back at the back of the pack Albert ran into David Bonner on the second lap Shortly after that Bonner had a broken tie rod and Albert had a flat right rear tire By lap two Jim Fishback Jr had worked up to third place and was chasing Arciero and Gordon who d made themselves quite a lead By the fourth lap he was right with them and working hard trying to pass Gordon Meanwhile Al Arciero pulled out with his flat Frank held his lead with Gordon and Fishback following him to the checkered flag The second semi main ran into a red flag on the start also this time because both Jim Fishback Sr and Dan Naylor had troubles at the start although independently of each other At the restart it was Rory Chenowth in a Magnum who d been on the pole out front and Glenn Galbraith Funco second followed by Fishback Sr Greg the same lap They were Whelchel Gillman and Carter That s the way they went on to finish with everyone else either lapped or down because they had rolled or made some other error Since there was no finishing list we have no idea who finished fourth and fifth George was working hard to get past Fishback and by the fifth lap was in third place He_continued to press now working on Galbraith and got by him on lap seven driving the most effective race we saw all evening Chenowth took the win with George second and Galbraith third Now it was time out for the truck exhibition and getting the 14 car Main Event staged It went off the line smoothly which surprised everyone after all the red flags in the eight car events Jerry Whelchel took the lead right away with Scott Gillman giving chase and Mike Gillman running third Chet Huffman was fourth and Ron Carter ran fifth Before they got into the third lap Mike Gillman had rolled in turn number three while Huffman had also goofed and ended up dead last Now Carter was third and Pancho Weaver was fourth with Greg George in fifth Those three were having a very close race running side byside in the wide stretches each convinced he ought to be in third place Meanwhile Whelchel and Gillman moved further ahead The positions remained the same through the sixth lap when George lost his transmission and pulled out Then further back in the lineup though not far back in distance or time Bob Gordon slowed for traffic and Rory Chenowth flew off a jump and landed with the front half of his car on the engine of Gordon s car He bounced right off but the damage had been done An oil line had been torn off and Gordon s motor was out of oil and cooked by the time he went another half lap A bit later Weaver rolled and lost a lap and by the 12th lap only the first three cars were on This is the system run by most off road race winners The whole show was over and the stadium emptied out by 5 30 p m The pits cleared out really fast also with some going home to lick their wounds and some to get to work on repairs because they had another of these carkilling stadium races to go to the following Saturday night TRl MIL BOBCAT CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES CALIF 90011 21 I 234 9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Rory Chenowth drove one of his father s Magnums 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FORDA STARTS THE SEASON EARLY They Were Racing in January at the Orlando Fairgrounds Mick Sldlausky 45 and Mark Surgulne battled It out over the Jumps In their Class D cars At the end of the day Mark Surgulne was second In overall scoring T ext Photos W ayne Simmons three heats for each class of racing and a moto type points sysThe Florida Off Road Drivers tern produces overall class winners The action began with Association FORD A has a busy the novice class a fast growing racing schedule all year long in their temperate climate Like most eastern off road races the events are short course style usually in existing facilities Early in January FORDA kicked off their new season with an event at the Orlando Fairgrounds The race was blessed with clear skies and comfortable temperatures During the practice sessions the question of mud vs dust was asked because it was a dry track and dust was deemed better than mud The FORDA schedule includes Offrad Racecar Parts Accessories WAREHOUSE OISTRIBUTOR FOR group All that is required in novice class is an early model Volkswagen sed an with a single roll bar and a beginning driver In Orlando there were a flock of Beetles and one Karmann Ghia on the line The class is so loose that the driver s names are not recorded on the results and often a different driver will be in a given car in each heat Ater the novice moto each round the Baja Bugs called Bombers in Florida take to the track There were five Bugs in the first heat and Mark Bicker grabbed an early lead Meanwhile Brett Otvos and Mike Mazzon bumped each other and Otvos dropped to the rear spot Mazzon was driving hard to catch up to the pack Bicker s lead was challenged by the Denahan brothers Bug and Mazzon caught up fast The two leaders collided on a turn and Mazzon grabbed first spot while Otvos hood came up slowing him down considerably As they came down the straight o n the last lap Denahan stalled for a mom ent Bicker took advantage of the situation and as they crossed the line it was Mike Mazzon in first and Mark Bicker in second followed by Denahan Class D restricted engine buggies had a good field and in the first heatJ R Taylor led the pack into the first turn as they all cleared nicely in the dust Taylor held his lead on the second round with Mark Surguine in second place and the pack began to thin o ut Scott Gundeck m oved up rap idly from the back to make it a real fight for fourth place with Sam Pace and Glen White Then Pace had a rear flat White lost time and Scott Gundeck took over third John Hanson moved up to do battle with Mick Sadlausky and Joe Cole passed two buggies on the back part of the track As they rounded the last turn for home stretch it was J R Taylor way out front for first place Scott Gundeck finished second Mark Surguine was third and John Hanson claimed fourth There were only a few 1600 racers on hand so the 1600s and Class 1 cars were combined in one group The big guys took off in a cloud of dust and Butch Thomas was the first one out of the race with trouble Carlton Jackson also coasted to a stop in the first lap Mike Hestor and Jimmy Crowder were trying to out drive each other for the lead and Jimmy finally won the spot Johnny Mock and Tom Seckman locked wheels in one of the hairpin turns and Jed Denahan was now in third Dennis Ard and Tom Seckman were fighting for fourth Then Denahan out maneuvered Mike Hestor for second while Ard dropped back to fifth Hestor nearly lost it up o n two wh eels wh ile trying to __ regain second but he was not quick enough The winner was Jimmy Crowder and Jed Denahan stayed in second Mike Hestor finished third The second Bomber heat saw Mark Bicker dash into the lead while a couple of cars hooked wheels and Otvos went to the side with engine trouble Mazzon was now in second and Denahan retired W ith only three Bombers on the track M azzon nearly rolled tr ying to catch Bicker Jerry went o ut and Otvos got runni_ng again With one lap to go Bicker was way out front for an easy victory Mazzon stopped suddenly in the last turn and Otvos passed to claim second while Mazzon held third All the Class D cars got off the line OK but in the first turn Mark Surguine caught wheels The D class racers are popular In Florida and the fans got a good show at the Orlando Fairground Here John Hanson 73 hops a bit farther than Sam Pace 3 CENTER LINE WHEELS TECTIRA TIRES MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES SUPER TRAP SPARK ARRESTORS CIBIE LIGHTS McKENZIE AIRFIL TEAS WRIGHT PLACE DURA BLUE McKENZIE SEATS WESTERN AUTO TIRES SWAY A WAY BILST EIN SHOCKS K Y B SHOCKS BEARD SEATS HEWLAND GEARS GEM GEAR S CROWN M FG NEAL PRODUCTS RAPI D COO L TRI MIL Catalogs Available 2 00 Each 12945 Sherman Way No 4 North Hollywood Calif 91605 213 765 582 7 213 764 6438 Page 18 he novice racers all compete In near stock Type 1 sedans tires and a and the restrictions bring on some fra_ n tlc antics In the novice heat races MARCH 1984 Scott Gundeck was the big winner after three heats In Class D 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by the next lap Hestor had won out As the track widened Hestor moved in front of Jackson and this left Seckman and Jackson battling over third place Crowder came up on two wheels and nearly lost it and this gave Hestor a chance to close the space between them Then Tom Seckman got past Carlton Jackson and with one lap left no one could change their position Jimmy Crowder won again Mike Hes tor was second and Tom Seckman third It was a good day of racing in Orlando and the overall results on points from the three heats are Novice 2 first 3 second 11 third Bombers Mark Mike Hestor leads the Class 1 field at Orlando for a time scored two seconcts Mike Mazzon drove hard in his Baja Bug to a first and a third and engine trouble in Bicker first Mike Mazzon and a 3rd for second on points Jimmy Crowd e r won a 13 heats and the points the llnal heat He finished second on points second Brett Otvos third D back on his wheels it wasn t all out front contesting for first Class Scott Gundeck first enough Jimmy Crowder won the spot Carlton Jackson had solved Mar k Surguine second J R Tayrace Hestor was second and his problem and managed to lor third 1600 Class Buddy Seckman third keep running this time Crowder Taylor first Jim Dean second T h re was a final wild novice began to pull away and Jackson Jed Denahap third Class 1 heat with real wheel to wheel was behind him in second Tom Jimmy Crowder first Mike Hesracing among the unknown driv Seckman and Mike Hestor were ter second Tom Seckman ers Practically each heat has a in a heated battle for third and third different driver in each car because once a person finishes a novice race he must move on The same cars keep running but with different folks behind the wheel It was time for the final moto for the Bombers At the green flag it was Jerry and Mike go1ng over the jump at the same time but Mazzon was in the lead as Brett Otvos Is known as the upside down wonder and he did his act In the last they came off the back stretch Bomber heat at Orlando putting him too far back for a good points score Mark Bicker moved into second and Brett Otvos also known as the upside down wonder because of the number of times he has rolled rolled his machine over again He was put right side up and was off again Me zzon stalled the engine which gave the lead to Bicker the Denahan Bug took over second while a pair of contenders fell by the wayside Bicker increased his lead then suddenly his engine started sputtering but he managed to keep it running and it did smooth out In the meantime Mazzon was moving again as was Otvos But as it goes in racing both Mazzon and Otvos stopped again This time Otvos got his Bug started first and Mazzc m got going right Jed Denahan was 2nd in the middle heat fr Class 1 1600 cars but his dash behind him But the race was ended with this rollover although he did get under way with help from bystanders nearly over Mark Bicker crossed the line first and Denahan was in with John Hanson but they Ard had followed Bennett and for second stayed under control On the stopped in the center of the track second lap Sam Pace was out in just past the jump unknown to The final dash for the D cars Saddleback park front and Lee Kirkland had Butch Thomas who came off the was a race of quick maneuvers as rolled while Hanson had trouble jump and hit Ard broadside from J R Taylor John Hanson and in the turns due to a broken tie the air Track officials and Mark Surguine came down the rod Scott Gundeck had ouL helpers stopped all the other straight together J R began to Saddleback Park cornered Sam Pace and was now buggies as the dust cleared and move out front and Mark nabbed leading J R Taylor was putting luckily no one was seriously second But Hanson soon got pressure on Pace and overtook injured Ard was shaken up but past to take over second and it him on the nextlap _Glen White not hurt appeared to be a game of trading Saddleback Park was in a three way battle for While the survivors lined p places While these two were fourth place Taylor and Gun for a restart the pit crews of the fighting hard Glen White and deck were now side by side when damaged buggies help d clear the ScotfGundeck were doing some Taylor broke something and track of the broken machines hard driving of their own At this Saddleback Park Gundeck took the lead Taylor The race was under way again point J R Taylor had a half track came back from a quick pit stop and Carlton Jackson stopped on lead and Mark Surguine was in but not fast enough to catch up t e first lap it wa just not his second Glen White had sudScott Gundck won Sam Pace day Jimmy Crowder and Mike denly overtaken John Hanson for Saddleback Park was second and Glen White Hestor were wheel to wheel for third and Gundeck was challeng Double Points third the lead Jed Denahan was mov ing passing White on the last lap I The hot dog 1600s and unliming up on fourth spot and SCORE SANCTIONED SCORE CLASSES The race ended with J R Taylor GRANDSTAND SEATING 100 VISIBILITY ited cars started their second heat Crowder emerged in the lead winning Mark Surguine in SADDLEBACK PARK ORANGE CA with a mishap in the first turn over Hestor Tom Seckman second and Scott Gundeck home third Although Mike Hestor was out started his move through the BAJA CROSS RACING in front and clear of the trouble pack and Denahan gained second The last race of the day 13 704 BECHARD A VEN UE Jerry White lost it in the dust place But it was short lived as brought out the 1600 and Class 1 NORWALK CALIFORNIA 90650 2 13 92 1 2838 and the rest of the drivers could Jed flipped allowing both Hester cars for their big battle Right off not see Bruce Bennett tangled and Seckman to pass Even the start Jimmy Crowder Tom wheels with another car Dennis though Denahan was quickly put Seckman and Mjke Hestor were APRILS MAY20 JULY29 SE PTEMBER 9 Dusty Times MARCH 1984 Page 19

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AMSA S CALIFORNIA 150 Photos Judy Smith John Howard Trackside Photos By Judy Smith M_ike Lund Leads All the Way Mike Lund had a smooth and swift r ace with most laps under 40 minutes H J covered the six laps In a total time of4 02 to cla m the big bonus money for first overall Mike Lund took himself to California Cit y to try out the new 100 positraction in his Chenowth Desert Magnum at AMSA s first race of the 1984 season and came away the winner Lund who had some reservations about that positraction had no reservations about the race enjoying himself immensely and particularly liking the special bonus that AMSA gave for the overall win at this event Awarded for the first time at this race the bonus added to whatever amount of purse was earned by the winner was guaranteed to bring the overall winner a nice round 3000 Lund in Class 1 was in o n e of AMSA s smaller classes so his purse of 682 50 had to be augmented by 2 317 50 out of the pocket of Jim Webb President of AMSA While this race was the first of the 1984 season it also turned out to be th last event in AMSA s 1983 season due to the non existence of the planned December Palm Springs race So points winners were being created in every class this weekend as well as class winne r s This time the course was made up of old sections put together in new ways and of some mileage that had not been used before so that altogether about 35 was brand new It was also back to a different start finish area which is actually the better start finish Page 22 area for California City races California City proper a very With a total length of only 42 comfortable site for the business miles the course was quick and end of the race Most co petitors easy to pre run and could all be at Cal City come prepared to checked out the afternoon before camp and they hustled on out to the race or even h1 the early the start finish area where a morning before the nine a m small village of motorhomes and start time The trails were mostly campers soon linked the pit road fast utilizing some old graded It was bitter cold overnight roads put in for a housing dipping down below freezing development which never devel and enlivened with a brisk wind oped There were a couple of The wind didn t die down in rough rocky areas but they were fact it became downright nasty short and as it turned out the on race day It was nice for the fas t times for the track were 39 competitors because it kept the minutes and a bit while every track c lear of dust but spectators class ran under an hour for very were definitely looking for the fast average speeds sheltered spots to watch from Tech and registration took The race started right at nine place at the Moose Lodge in a m led off the line by the five It was a new Raceco in old body panels and despite starting late Rick Paquette and David Kreisler swept home the winner by four minutes in Class 2 MARCH 1984 Class 1 cars in attendance Mike Lund put his Chenowth sponsored Magnum out front right away but both Dave Head in his A D Buggies car and Tom Martin in Tom Koch s Sierra Auto Recycling Raceco were very close on his rear bumper And Fritz Kroyer in his Beef and Barrel Hi Jumper ran fourth but still only three and a half minutes behind Lund On the second lap Lund had picked up about a minute and now Head was second while Martin and Kroyer ran third and fourth The fifth single seater David Robinson s entry had broken on the first lap By lap three Martin was out with a broken transmission and on the fourth lap Head lost a rear trailing arm Now it was just Lund and Kroyer and Kroyer had problems when his muffler fell off and broke his distributor cap Lund never slowed his pace leading all the way and came home winning in 4 01 43 with an average speed for the race of 63 miles per hour While Lund got the gravy for this one event Dave Head earned the seasons points in Class 1 with his three laps while Fritz Kroyer took the second place for the season and Martin and Koch were third Class 2 fielded only six vehicles this time and right off the bat it had a familiar look with the Redwood Automotive team of Bob Veltri and Anthony Vanzeyl out front in their Raceco Jack Scott and Dick Zamora ran second followed by Ken Michael in his Chenowth Michael broke on the second lap losing his motor qnd Dave Kreisler in Rick Paquette s brand new Raceco moved into second place Kreisler had been one who had tried the early morning prerun routine and hadn t quite got back to the start in time He d started off the race about four minutes later than his official start time and had then managed to flatten a rear tire on his first lap By the second lap he was all in good shape and ran only a half miQute behind Veltri and Vanzeyl Scott and Zamora were now third Kreisler took over the lead on the third lap and after the driver switch and fuel stop his codriver the owner Rick Paquette continued the quick laps and maintained the lead Veltri and Vanzeyl also switching after the third lap ran hard but could never quite catch him They finished second just a little over four minutes behind the lead car Scott and Zamora were just another nine minutes back in third place and in fourth was Vick VanElla who drove solo and who d had a bad first lap with his transmission stuck in second gear As it turned out Ken Michael earned enough points with his start and one lap to cinch the season win for himself while Veltri and Vanzeyl were second for the year Scott and Zamora consistent good placers at the AMSA races finished third for the season The C class was a bit bigger with nine entries all trying for that overall bonus Class C has won overall at Cal City several times but this time it was not to be The Raceco of Dick and Craig Young looking like a plain wrap race car in its unadorned state had the lead at the end of the first lap In second it was Doug Maxwell only a hair under two minutes back 1 while Bill Sallenbach and Mike Bird had Fritz Kroyer stayed close to Lund in his HI Jumper but a muffler failure slowed him in the final lap but he still finished a very strong second in Class 1 The early leader in Class 2 was the sleek two seater of Anthony Vanzeyl and Bob Veltri but at the flag they finished a close second after a tight contest Dusty Times

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their Steel Services Raceco in third another half minute off the pace Fourth was held by Doug Wall and Dave Motley ran fifth in his Hi Jumper single seater There were only three minutes and 26 seconds between the first car and the fifth for a very close beginning to the race At the end of the second lap it was still Young with Bird and Sallenbach in second and Maxwell back to third while Wall and Motley held the same places But by the end of the third lap things were quite different Young had had a rear flat and it had ruined a brake line and necessitated repairs Sallenbach Jack Scott and Dick Zamora had a good day in their Chenowth and they and Bird now led with Wall in ended up close l_n third In Class 2 and the team also took third in the 1983 second as Maxwell disappeared AMSA points and Motley moved into third place Young had fallen to fourth and Howard Hjelm and Ken Nikkel in their Fuoco twoseater moved up into fifth place Wall broke on his fourth lap and everyone moved up a notch with Sallenbach and Bird holding tight to their lead Motley in second Young with son Craig driving now in third and Jesse Caravello and Gilbert Busick in fourth in their Raceco and Nikkel and Hjelm in fifth Caravello and Busick had problems on lap five which lost some time for them so they switched places with Hjelm and Nikkel and the rest all came home in order It was Sallenbach Bird Motley who drove solo Doug Maxwell ran second In Class C In the early laps but midway in the fray he Young Young Hjelm Nikkel vanished from the charts and did not finish at Cal City and Caravello Busick at the then as they had some problem by himself He must have been finish Bob Kephart and Tom Mattingly having fun because he did three The season points winner in laps and then put Cocores in for moved up into third this class turned out to be Mark At the end Kephart and the rest of the race but the end Broneau who didn t even get to Mattingly were the only ones to came sooner than expected as drive this event because he d fail to finish breaking on the last Cocores broke on the fifth lap It broken his transm1ss1on on didn t matter they d already Friday night Hjelm and Nikkel lap while running second Mohr been credited with the win and Duncan got the win with finished second in the points The season points winners for Travis back into second place standings Caravello ap d Busick Class 5 were all folks who hadn t after some trouble and Basso were third arid the Youngs were entered this one George Jirka and Parcells in third fourth The fledgling Class 100 got the The season points went to was the season champ while Ken Basso and Parcells who are a Griffin was second and Tom green flag next with a bigger than pioneer e ntry in this class at Haskins had earned third place usual entry of four cars This Class 6 the newly re named AMSA Next year they re hoping class must run chassis with a Class V for 1600cc Baja Bugs to have enough in the class to list wheelbase no longer than 100 five money winning places in the was just as small as Class 5 with must run no more than 2250ccs only two cars Tom Coon points series and may be either one or twomanaged to finish the first lap Class 5 just about hit rockseaters lt s intended to be a good driving very gingerly in the rough bottom for this race with only place for the older mostly spots with a collapsed rear two entries Bobby Garner outdated cars that no one has the suspension He then parked brought his convertible and funds or inclination to update leaving the Allen and Brian brought Jim Cocores a top notch Jack Travis whose car is very Bursey car out there alone They Class 5 driver more usually seen short and powered by a Dodge finished their second lap at Score and HORA events to Colt ran in front for four laps running in good health but then co drive Their only competiwhile Ed Mohr and John checked with AMSA officials tion the team of Tom Rotan and Duncan in a Hi Jumper ran and decided they might as well Dan Priest suffered some s_e cond then third and then park their car also as their win permanent damage on the first second again In third it was John was already assured Basso and Richard Parcells and lap and left Garner out there all Coon earned just enough points by starting this race to assure himself the season win while Russ Floyd and Nels Lundgren took second place and the team of Larry Ballard and Jim Loggins were third for the year Class 9 which was Class B until this year turned up with four of the single seat 1200cc cars all looking about the same age It was apparently an easy victory for the team of Tom Malloy John Basso and Patrick Reyes as they led from wire to wire finishing 40 minutes ahead of the second place car James Saunders ran a close second for four laps but then broke and Chuck Inman who d been Bob Kephart and Tom Mattingly ran consistently all day and had themselves In second spot in Class 100 In this shortie when they broke on the last lap Dusty Times MARCH 1984 BIii Sallenbach and Mike Bird had a trouble free race In Class C the same Class as 10 and they moved ahead to win in their tidy Raceco Steve and Don Barlow a father and son team drove their Hi Jlmper trouble free to win a very close contest by 30 seconds at the flag In Class D for restricted 1600s Ed Mohr John Duncan drove an unstlckered HI Jumper to the win In Class 100 the new class for short wheelbase buggies often called the antique class Tired of Getting Shafted Check Out NEVADA OFFROAD BUGGY Ultra Boot Flange for Turbo CVs S119 95 the set of 4 Boots Flanges Complete stock of everything for your racer pre runner or street Bug from wheels tires to hard parts for the engine transmission the whole car CHECK US OUT WE SHIP ANYWHERE Two locations to Serve You 3054 South Valley View Las Vegas Nevada 89102 702 871 4911 1541 North Eastern Las Vegas Nevada 702 642 1664 Page 23

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California 150 continued running last because of his twohour first lap also broke on lap four That left second place to T ed Armstrong who had also had a bad first lap and had played catchup all day He d had some good lap times but not enough to get the other guys The 1983 Class B season points went to Bill Sallenbach who s since seen the light and switched to a bigger class while Tom Malloy placed second and Jim Zupano_vich another who s switched was third AMSA s D class for limited 1600ccs combines the single and two seat cars and there were 10 starters for the 2 50 It s usually a pretty close nice and this time was no exceptioI1 J9hn l iwift and Mike Friel with Swift in for the early laps took the lead from the first Jim Moulton ran second in his nice new Raceco single seater with Dave Snoddy s two seat ORC driven by Doug White running third Fourth place was held by Steve Barlow in a twoseater and Mil _Zupanovich was in fifth Mike m ay have had Jim Zupanovich a a co driver but we didn t fi rl i 1 him on the entry list Swift and Friel kept their single seater in front while Moulton hoping tpat the oil light was out of order cooked his motor and White moved Snoddy s car into second Zupanovich came up into third place Barlow still held fourth in spite of a quick rollover and Jeff Drake bumped up into fifth At the end of the third lap it was still Swift and Friel but the rest of the crew kept changing around Snoddy s car was now The three man driving team of Tom Malloy Patrick Reyes and John Bas o rolled to an uneventful victory in Class 9 winning by 40 minutes in their Funco I John Swift and Mike Frie had It wired at Cal City in Class D led five laps then got hit and it ruined the exhaust system They were second by Just 30 seconds BUGGIES 4X4 BAJAS MINI TRUCKS Off Road Racing January 15 1984 January 21 1984 Dave Motley drove along in his Hi Jumper and did well paced laps moved steadily up the charts and at the end of six laps he was second in Class C Swift and Friel but now Barlow Zupanovich continued to have had come up to second place and problems and Wayne Sievers and Jim Jackson in the Hi Desert Drake was in third Jackson Smith were fourth and the VW Funco moved into fifth Zupanovich car having some place As he went out on his sixth lap problem fell back to fifth Most of their positions held leading Class D by about fivethrough the fifth lap but and a half minutes Mike Friel was rear ended by a faster moving car in another class The I collision crunched his bumper into his exhaust system and closed several inches of exhaust ADRA tubing causing the ear to lose power He kept going sweating his narrow lead and actually 3 Divisions came across the finish line first At All Races Pro Points Challenge but Don Barlow running with no Pro 1984troubles finished very shortly Sportsman afterwards and got the win by a Beginner 2400 ADRA Contribution All aasses In Each Division scant 30 seconds Swift and Friel 100 per race JOO 1 2 4 5 7 8 I 0 Driver Contribution held on to second place and Jeff 1600Budget 1600 10 per race 400 Drake got his third Zupanovich 1984 Could Top 6 500 finally moving along at a good clip again moved back up to fourth place while Jackson and Smith were fifth and Sievers and Firebird Off Road Challenge Short Course Jackson were sixth and the last D Firebird International Raceway Park car to finish Awards Banquet Pointe Tapatio Cliffs The Class D season points gone after a rollover and blown motor and now Zupanovich was second Barlow third Drake fourth and Sam Jackson and Dewey Smith were fifth After the fourth lap with new drivers in several of the cars and maybe in all of them it was still A D R A CHAMP SERIES 1984 RACE SCHEDULE ljJF I NJJ Resort Grand Ballroom Phoenix February 18 1984 7th Annual Hassayampa I 50 Wickenburg Arizona March 24 1984 8th Annual Penasco I oo Rocky Point Mexico April 28 1984 1st Annual Point to Point San Luis to El Golfo Mexico 125 Miles June 9 1984 2nd Annual Young Classic Young Arizona September 1 1984 7th Annual lilANTDFF aNJBa snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake Arizona October 20 1984 8th Annual Penasco 150 Rocky Point Mexico December 1 1984 8th Annual sonoita to Rocky Point Hare N Hound Mexico January 19 198 5 Annual Awards Banquet ADRA 602 252 1900 Page 24 Bob Garner and Jim Cocores teamed in Garner s Class 5 Bug and after four laps they were the only one in class running so they retired to the pits winners went to Jim Moulton and Mike McAtee with Don and Steve Barlow coming in second Wayne Sievers and Jim Jackson were third in the class points while John Swift and Mike Friel earned fourth Mark Broneau copped the overall points championship for AMSA s 83 series leading by a margin of 190 points over second place Ken Michael The race finished up well before dark with even the stragglers back in by four o clock Everyone had had a great time and the newly designed course was a big hit being variously described as best marked and great fun Webb declared that his Bonus plan will be continued throughout the 1984 season but did not have exact details as yet His next desert race is scheduled to be the Palm Springs event on March 10 which should be a goodie as it s purported to run on all new terrain with something for everybody JI j I I 11 MARCH 1984 George Jlrka was AMSA s 1983 season Class 5 champion although neither George or any of the points placers were entered In this final points race 1 1I Dusty Times I f

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SCCA PRO RALLY UPDATE There Are Many Changes in Format for the 1984 Rally Season Changes have been made over the winter which will alter the course of SCCA Pro Rallying forever The program has been c ompletely restructured to make the ten best e ents the professional championship series All the way down the line the Series format is all new for 84 There will now be a ten event National Pro Rally Series run the same as the professional racing series within the SCCA and it will be administered out of the SCCA National Office in Englewood Colorado There will be no more A and B designations for events in the Pro Rally Series The Pro Rally Board will refocus its attention on developing a strong feeder system for the sport For the first time a plan will be developed by which Pro Rallying will build itself from the bottom rather than the top down as an organized divisional program of competition events will be established The Pro Rally Board will groom seven divisional programs set standards for Pro Rally Schools Rallysprints and competitor and worker licensing Just as Club Racing provides the talent for Pro Racing Pro Rallying will now have a means to develop its talent A most important element in all of the new format is the newly created position of Pro Rally Manager This individual will ultima ely be responsible for running the entire national series including sanctioning the events overseeing their conduct stablishing and interpreting rules and determining which vehicles will be eligible to compete in the new production classes It is an important and powerflll position Currently a search is underway to find the right person for the duties of Pro Rally Manager on a full time basis However the season is rapidly approaching In order to give proper attention to the first events of the _season Tom Grimshaw the 1983 Series Chief Steward will fill the position as Interim Pro Rally Manager When a full time Manager is named Tom will assist in making the transition smooth New also for 1984 is the structure of two production classes Standard Production and the new Production GT The Standard Production is basically the same as the 1983 Production class Production GT has been created to showcase the new generation of performance oriented domestic and foreign automobiles A list of eligible vehicles for these two production classes is available from the SCCA Rally Dept 6750 So Emporia St Englewood CO 80112 By the way 1984 is the final year when any pickup truck will be eligible for either roduction class Dusty Times The calendar printed in last month s issue has undergone some big changes with both the 100 Acre Wood in March in Missouri and the Sno Drift in December in Michigan out of th Series Canceled completely is _the Texas Rally in October In November the Tour de Forst is no more and the same date holds the Full Pro Oregon Trail Rally out of Tualatin Oregon Check the Happenings section for the full rundown Eventually we hope to print the full calender of divisional rallies so that anyone wanting to try the sport near home will know when and where a one day divisional rally is happening It may be easier for some one else to win a Pro Rally this year Seven time champion John Buffum w 11 have a major program in Europe In 1984 doing both the Acropolis and RAC World Championship Rall es plus the Costa SmeraldiJ in Cyprus and one more The ride Is a BFGoodrlch back d Davld Sutton prepared Audi Quattro The World s Largest Display of Parts and Accessories for Pickups MiniTrucks Vans 4WDs Buggies Baja Bugs and ATVs Plus the Newest Off Road Vehicles from AMC Jeep Chevrolet Ford Datsun Honda and Yamaha and Kawasaki Hundreds of Displays Thousands of Products Fantastic Off Road Race Cars Motorcycles Featuring The World s Biggest of the BIG MONSTER TRUCKS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME R C RACING NEWS SCORE SHOW 1984 RADIO CONTROLLED OFF R OAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday April 13 5 to 11 PM Saturday April 14 Sunday April 15 11 to 10 PM 11 AM to 6 PM J MARCH 1984 Page 25

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SCORE CANADA PARTIES ARER A GREAT SEASON Curt Leduc and Richard Dagenais Inducted into Su dance Canadian Off Road Hall of Fame Text Photos Danny McKenzie Three hundred of the Score Canada family rolled in to Montreal and gathered at Salon 76 in the Olympic Stadium to party to receive their awards and to mark the end of a precedent setting season in off road racing 1983 saw Score Canada welcomed into new markets with a great mid winter short course race i n Florida and a resounding success at Ontario s Oktoberfest Sprints At hqme in Quebec Score Canada riailed down the world s best title for stadium races at the Big 0 and created a whole new race festival concept at Notre Dame du Nord Here for the mid summer Canada Day a whole town Pop 1 200 contributed to a three day blowout that drew over 10 000 fans and included parades cookouts and some dam good racing The season also marked some important firsts for Score Canada and east coast racing in general In competition three Score Canada regulars towed to the Riverside World Series and p ut it to the west coast hotshoes Congratulations to Scott Taylor Curt Leduc and Joe Janis And on the promotion and publicity side Score Canada now has an arrangement with Rogers Cablecast producer Kathy Adams for the production of videofilms The first in the series a documentary on th e Oktoberfest Race narr a t e d by veteran race announcer Cam McRae was promising newcomer and Buggy previewed at the banquet and Class Rookie of the Year Paulo was well received The sport also Voyaud in second spot For the has a new name In order to move Truck Class Rookie of the Year away from the clumsy short Rick Nolan got the nod for his course off road racing and to handsome Goodyear Bronco and further differentiate it from smooth but aggressive driving desert style events Score style In the running for Best Canada has adopted i he term Race Teams the flamboyant AUTOCROSS George Dodd Richard Buggy group took the announced that he has the title Canadian Team award and the registered in both Canada and Andreoli family and their Offthe USA Road Depot were recognized as So along with trophies and the Best USA Team The 20 000 BFGoodrich dollars Andreoli name shows up in three there was plenty to celebrate separate classes and they Oakville Ontario s Mr contribute to the success of many Mantis Ernie Jakubowski was other racers The ever helpful Bill the big winner dominating Class O Brien got public appreciation 10 and accumulating enough for his efforts as a popular choice points for the overall win taking for Sportsman of the Year home a huge cup and a total of An international race series is 3700 00 John The Nuke McPherson was right on Ernie s only as successful as the people George Dodd was honored by his racers with a plaque that read From all tail John owned Class 1 in 1983 who put it together George Score Canada racers to George Dodd your remarkable devotion has propelled winning every race he entered Dodd of course is a stand out autocross Into the professional circles Like the sport you are number one Probably the best story of the and he was recognized with a year however was a battle of the massive plaque from the Score monsters in the unlimited 4 x 4 Canada staff George in turn class Curt Leduc s Riverside was lavish with his thank yous winning Honcho was pressed all expressing deep appreciation for year by Roy Crabb s bellowing BFGoodrich s support and Jeep CJ When the mud settled singling out those individuals that helped create the profesCrabb took the title by a mere six sional quality of Score s events points Larry Thew took Class 3 In another tight race perennial 1 O utstanding Contribution Awards werit to Denise and Bob 1600 champ Joel Croft was upset Talks Race Director Jim Plante by Gary Franklin in his best season ever Finally in Score Tech Inspectors Jim Dodd and Steve Brisbois Marshalls Canada s often ho tly contested Charles Bernard and Andrew Hobby Class Don Ratcliffe Cornett and to Miss Score and finished way in front with Miss BFGoodrich Lynn and Edith Vincent Special awards were presented to Brian Stagg Ernie Jakubowski won the 1983 overall championship as well as the Class 10 James Taylor and Peter Piroha s points BFG s Bruce Routcliffe left and George Dodd made the presentation spirited crewman Willy Peter s brother is a victim of Muscular Richard Dagenais were inducted the area Curt Leduc singleDystrophy but neither Willy nor into the Sundance Canadian Off h anded l y re v olutionalized Peter let that get in the way of Road Hall of Fame Every year Canadian 4 x 4 racing and then their mutual enjoyment of the the Sundance Racing organiza successf lly exported the East sport James got an award for the tion identifies two individuals Coast style to California Both Best Pit Crew He s only ten years racers or event staff whose long gentlemen are strongly deserving old but Dad Randy Taylor term commitment and personal of this prestigious honor couldn t race without him Chief impart have had a lasting effect starter Brian Stagg has evolved on the progress of the sport into a crowd favourite sort of Dagenais and the remarkable a Sargeant Major witp ballet Richard Buggy team have 1983 SCORE CANADA training His showy style won brought a high level of BFGOODRICH him an award and a new title professionalism to the Quebec CHAMPIONSHIP Stagg the Flag scene which is now being POINTS SERIES Ontario took home the Class 1 title Event Finally Curt Leduc and emulated by other dirvers from John McPherson from Pickering director Jim Plante left made the trophy award to McPherson Jeep CJ driver Roy Cragg from Ellington CT took home the big gold for 1983 for his Class 4 points championship Page 26 CLASS 1 John McPherson 2140 Allen Andreoli 1751 Bill Lefeuvre 1521 CLASS 1 2 1600 Gary Franklin 1964 Joel Croft 1855 Tom Sorace 1678 CLASS 3 Larry Thew 604 Mike Pajak 340 Dennis Shea 285 CLASS 4 Roy Crabb 2134 Curt LeDuc 21 28 Joe Janis 13 70 CLASS 10 Ernie Jakubowski 2258 John McPherson 1704 Dave Lofland 1651 HOBBY Donald Ratcliffe 1175 Paulo Voynaud 745 Best Pit Crewman of the Year award went to James Taylor son of racer Normand Madore 585 Randy Taylor for his outstanding help in maintaining his dad s car MARCH 1984 Dusty Times

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Mickey Thompson Baja Belted Smooth Comfortable Long Wearing Highway Ride Great Traction Off Road in Mud Snow or Sand Knowledgeable off road racers like Larry Ragland are choosing the Baja Belted to give them no failure performance and side biter traction through mud snow sand and over obstacles Most Off Road tires spend a great deal of time on the road That s where you want an easy ride and good mileage That s just what the Baja Belted is designed to do With its polyester cord construction you get a cushioned ride with a low noise level There s none of the stiff bouncy travel or thump that is typical of ctny nylon cord tire Why put up with goose egg tires that are almost impossible to balance that practically scream down the road and grind off tread in a few thousand miles Your off road vehicle leads a dual life so get the one tire that does it all the Baja Belted another_Mickey Thompson winner As 1983 Score Class 1 Champion Larry says Durability is the single most important factor in winning desert races The same set of Baja Belteds carried me through the Baja 1000 and to victory at the 250 Barstow Classic without a tire failure Baja Belted MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES FACTORY OFFICES Mickey Thompson Tires P O Box 227 Cuyahoga Falls OH 44224 216 928 9092 in Ohio 800 222 9092 outside Ohio ARIZONA Giant Off Road Centers 3243 E Indian School Rd Phoe nix AZ 85018 602 956 1913 OR 2740 W Northern Ave Phonelx AZ 85012 602 995 8777 Mall Order Facility 3422 W Whitton Ave Phoenix AZ 85017 1 800 528 6170 In Arizona 602 973 9697 Northern 4 Wheel Drive 3216 El Camino Re_al Santa Clara CA 95051 408 247 7575 Off Road U S A 1620 Golden State Hwy Bakersfield CA 93301 805 322 1581 Rough Country Store 542 North Johnson Ave El Cajon CA 92020 619 447 2457 CALIFORNIA Service Center Stores All Stores In CA WA AR NV Info 213 770 1100 All Tire Off Road 380 S East End Unit Pomona CA 91766 714 623 6144 CONNECTICUT O B Racing Discount Parts Unlimited 5091 Fig li ee Lane Redding CA 96002 916 365 2707 7 Jackson St Avon CT 06001 203 673 0342 ILUNOIS McKenzie Off Road 12949 Sherman Way Suite 4 N Hollywood CA 91605 E T Shop 70 E Lake Rd Addison IL 60101 818 764 438 312 530 008 Tubeless Poly I Glass 1 Size Tread Width O D 2020 27 x 9 50 14LT 7 26 9 5 4 2050 27 x 9 50 15LT 7 26 9 5 4 2052 9 5 15LT 7 30 9 5 4 Catalog Number Sidewall Width Ply Your Cost Weight 7 72 43 31 7 85 26 28 7 94 91 34 Rim Width 2054 11 15LT 9 30 11 6 4 8 122 00 42 2056 12 15LT 10 31 13 3 4 10 142 02 48 2057 12 15LT 10 31 13 3 6 10 157 93 54 2058 33x 14 50 15LT 10 32 14 5 6 10 161 69 54 36 2082 9 5 16LT 7 30 9 5 4 7 98 74 2084 11 16LT 10 30 11 6 6 8 135 31 44 2085 11 16 5LT 9 30 11 6 8 109 00 45 2087 12 16 5LT 10 31 13 3 6 6 9 161 67 58 2088 35 x 14 50 16 5L T 11 34 14 4 9 19 4 18 66 2060 35 x 11 50 15LT 8 34 11 4 6 8 157 89 53 2062 35x 14 50 15LT 11 34 14 4 10 12 184 47 66 2064 35x17 50 15LT 14 34 17 4 12 15 236 84 76 Black INDIANA Hawkins Auto Stores 116 S W 1st Richmond IN 47374 317 962 4927 VanSenus Auto Parts 1620 Kennedy Hammond IN 46323 219 844 2900 LOUISIAN Arnaud s Speed 1210 Bertrand Dr Lafayette LA 70506 318 235 4345 OR 7855 Airline Baton Rouge LA 70815 504 927 9851 Southern Tire 2550 Hickory Ave Metairie LA 70003 504 737 1558 MARYLAND Maryland 4 WD Center 4205 Erdman Ave Baltimore MD 21213 301 276 7041 MICHIGAN Jack McCormack Racing 7030 Schaefer Dearborn Ml 48126 313 846 2655 Truck Shop 110 Montauk Highway W Sayville NY 11796 516 589 6500 OKLAHOMA Hall s Off Road Equipment 4725 S Memorial Tulsa OK 74145 918 665 1854 MISSOURI Bud s Tire Wheel 701 W College Springfield MO 65806 417 865 5896 NEW MEXICO G_iant Off Road Centers 6100 San Mateo Albuquerque NM 87109 NEW YORK Gor Den Automotive 50 Commercial Pkwy Buffalo NY 14224 716 675 5600 Pocono 4 WD Center RD 7_ Box 7399 troudsburg PA 18360 717 424 8864 Four Wheel Center 4431 Montana El Paso TX 79903 915 565 1087 Southern Performance Specialties 104 S Rogers Irving TX 75060 214 744 3789 in Texas 800 231 2071 outside Texas UTAH RHODE ISLAND 505 881 0931 TEXAS The Driver s Seat 317 Warren Ave E Providence RI 401 434 8855 OR 87 Airport Rd Warwick RI 401 732 2500 OR 59 Putnam Rd Johnston RI 401 231 1159 TENNESSEE Hunter s Custom Automotive 975 Main St Nashville TN 37206 615 227 6584 National Tire Wholesale 2175 Redwood Rd West Valley UT 84119 801 974 5900 s VIRGINIA Professional Auto Repair 3180 Draper Dr Fairfax VA 22031 703 591 3155 WISCONSIN _ Bruce Larsen Automotive 4503 N River Rd Janesville WI 53545 608 754 1241 CANADA Mickey Thompson Tires of Canada 44 Community Ave Stoney Creek Ont L8E2Y3 416 664 4785 Prices not applicable In Canada

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The Midwest Off Road Racers By Brenda A Parker PROFILE THE PROBST OFF ROAD RACING TEAM Steve Probst started racing bac k when a bunch of guys would drive our street buggies down to someone s farm and race the clock Steve is the founder of the Probst Off Road Racing Team In fact he states the first race he entered was one of the first in the midwest down on a farrrl in Indiana That was 16 years ago Steve explains his love for off road racing by admitting that he has always enjoyed working on cars and building them from the ground up Attending body and fender school after being discharged from the service Steve opened his own shop in a one car garage in Chicago in 1956 From there he went on to CENTRAL CAL ASSOC IATED RACES ST ANNUAL CENTRAL CAL CHAMPIONSHIP NC OF BEERS PETRO TECH 2000 LAUDE S BUGGIES INC I I e e I e I FRI SAT SUN GIANT SWAP MEET 2 SAT Mt J o uigo0Rs VW PORSCHE MINI TRUCK OFF ROAD RACING PARTS CARS O Jiu fing at it s BEST First time ever in Central California the Mini Tru Team Racers Super 1600s JI 5 heat Races 2 trophy dashes 1 A TV 3 wheeler LIMITED ENTRY EACH CLASS SUPER 1600s Class 10 A mains MINI TRUCKS Class 7 ATVs 3 4 Wheelers SCORE RULES First 26 Class 10 cars First 18 Class 7 trucks First 20 3 Wheelers First 20 4W ATVs ENTRY FEE Class 10 7 2000 35 0 Ins AVTs 25 0 25 0 Ins CALL TODAY FOR INFORMATION ENTRY FORMS Dick Bower 209 255 5995 4571 E Pine Fresno CA 93703 Entrys must be received with 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 BW photo to be listed in program by April 25th No personal checks after May 5th Awards Sunday May 13th 4 00 P M p Page 28 MARCH 1984 own shops in Blue Island and in Midlothian for the next 15 years In 1977 tired of cars and the body business he sold everything and took a year s vacation But cars were still in his blood and he opened his present shop in New Lenox Illinois which has now become Probst Off Road Racing Inc and the shop caters to midwestern off road racers A major dealer for Berrien Buggy the shop will race prep off road cars or build them completely to order As his family grew up Steve s sons Jeff and Kevin joined the family enterprise It was in 1973 when the first wheel to wheel race was held for off road cars at the Indian Summer Sprints in Edgerton Wisconsin and Steve Probst was there Since then off road racing has grown from pitching in 5 00 per race to win a trophy to putting up a 100 plus entry fee and bringing home a 1 000 purse Older son Jeff Probst is a nine year veteran of the racing circuit and a three time winner 1980 1981 and 1982 and current defending champion of the Memorial Day 100 held at Lake Geneva Wisconsin Jeff also won the 1981 AMSA U S Off Road Grand Prix at Fresno California He finished number one in the North Central Class 10 points standings and number two in the North Central Class 1 points standings in both 1982 and 1983 Jeff started off road racing when he was 15 years old codriving with his dad Steve When he turned 16 he entered his first race the Cobra 300 in Oklahoma and finished third in the open class He has been raci_n g ever since The third member of the team is Kevin who states I always liked the speed driving on the edge you get in Class 2 competition Kevin is the defending champion of the Toronto Ontario Canada stadium race coming up in June Clocking speeds in excess of 100 mph Kevin will be driving a Probst designed Berrien two seat chassis in over a dozen races in the mid est an cl Canada this year Even though he has a relatively short driving record Kevin has managed to grab ten first place finishes in three years In 1982 he took first in Class 2 in the North Central point standings and in 1983 he ended up second in standings in that class The Probst team had a major setback at the end of the 1981 season when their race cars and trailers were stolen after the Score race at Riverside Californ ia But in the past two years they have made a com back and the team pla ns to run the entire new Berrien Autocross Series in Canada in the two stadium races which Mickey Thompson is putting on in he i nidwe t and hopefully a R1vers1de agam Steve Jeff and Kevin spend their spare time keeping their race cars in top shape and making the necessary changes to keep them competitive Steve summed it up best when he said Ii takes a lot of time and effort to win Dusty Times

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THE 1983 VORRA c1ng AWARDS BANQUET Although the 1983 racing Winning the award for season was over late last fall trust ng the mail the least was the everyone in northern California father son team of Roger and and Nevada anxiously awaited Phil LaPlante from Portland VORRA s Awards Banquet with Oregon They also were awarded the ceremony presenting the year third place in Class 2 During the end trophies and prize money 1983 season VORRA presented VORRA s party happened on over 25 000 in prize money January 28 1984 but no one was The Memorial D ay Race at disappointed in the program Weeks was worth about 7500 Changes for the new 1984 by itself season were discussed during the As for the Hawaiian vacation evening and a full bore Hawaiian Herb Holloway couldn t believe vacation was given away to a that he was holding the winning lucky couple _ ticket but he was The Along with winning the Class companion slot was promptly 2 championship title on points filled by his wife Sharon Rumor Jimmy Lawrence took the top had it that the tuna boat would honor as VORRA s number one provide a leisurely cruise to and driver for 1983 He accumulated from the islands 206 points from his best six of New for 1984 are several seven events last season The major changes in VORRA s runners up were Chris Saxon and format They include a single all John Foody the team that won expense included entry fee for Class 1 2 1600 with 178 points 125 for short course races and a and Don German from Class 3 4 250 fee for desert races There with 174 points and the class will be no extra charge for trophy for 1983 insurance pit parking toilets or Text Photos Rory Ivers even trophy girls Ed Robinson head of VORRA has graciously consented to presenting the prizes again in 1984 Because of weather problems the Virginia City event will be bumped from early April to late June This should make all those folks that don t like frigid desert racing happy Also money from each event will be put into a points fund for a fatter year end honu _to the racers _ _ VORRA is breaking away from Score rules regarding Class 3 3B 4 4L and 14 lnstead thenew4x 4 class will have its own special place on VORRA s program 1983 was a good year for racing and VORRA Everyone realizes that putting together races like Ed and Jenny Robinson do is tough But the racers make sure that the Robinsons know it is appreciated With the 1983 season ending on such a good note we all expect 1984 to be even better See you at the races The 1983 VORRA champions pose happily with their trophies and checks Jimmy Lawrence not only won Class 2 points but he gets the handshake and top points overall money from VORRA s Ed Robinson FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END O Chris Saxon waves his trophy for top points In Class 1 2 1600 Saxon and co driver John Foody were also second overall on points Don German a Jeeper won the top honors In v o RRA s combined Class 3 and 4 and he usually does that trick each year TRACKSIDE IS THERE Color and Black White photos of many major off road events including Riverside and Baja current and historic We have one of the largest photo libraries of all types of motor sports including events dating back into 1970 We have photos for publication public relations advertising presentations promotions personal scrapbook enjoyment We were there last time we II be there next time The Sportsman Class points winners The points winner In Class 9 Dale Stocking gets his congrats from MC mug for the camera Les Poulson and VORRA president Ed Robinson center and Ron Sherman seem to be at the awards banquet having a good time Tops In Class 1 points In 1983 Fritz Wlechers came to Sacramento from Reno to collect his trophy and prize _ money MARCH 1984 TRACKSIDE Photo Enterprises P 0 BOX 91767 LOS ANGELES CA 90009 213 327 4493 18710 SO NORMANDIE AVE SUITE C GARDENA CA 90248 Page it

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THE SAN DIEGO STADIUM SHOW The Feature Acts Were Class 1 and Class 10 By Jeff Tolson The Pace Managemrnt Marty Tripes Off Road Traveling Show made a stop in San Diego s Jack Murphy Stadium on Saturday night January 21 By 11 p m that night the 40 000 plus spec tators on hand went away knowing they had seen quite a show This was the third off road offering by Pace a company about which little is known What is known is 1 the Houston based operation is one of the largest sports and entertainment management corporations in the world with in excess of 400 rock concerts per year world wide 2 they sponsor the majority of the truck tractor pulls and mud bog events in the USA 3 they are a successful stadium motorcycle moto cross promotion group It was due to the moto cross promotions that Marty Tripes was selected to head up the off road segments of their events Officially no firm announcements presently have been made about a proposed series schedule or future events even though Mr Tripes indicates that things are being planned It has been explained that Pace Management is observing these events in order to make a decision about keeping them going The previous two races for buggies Vancouver British Columbia late in 1983 and Anaheim Stadium the prior week were restricted to the 1650cc Class 10 single seat race cars But San Diego broke with tradition and also included the unlimited Class 1 single seat vehicles By the time registration was complete Saturday afternoon twenty two Class 10 cars and sixteen Class 1 cars were registered to compete It was a stellar field with all of the noted Class 10 racers on hand For the Class 10 event J C Meyers had a Funco while his Cosworth powered racer was entered in the Class 1 show Bill Royster debuted his new Chenowth Magnum SC 1 rig and both Mark Hansen and Fritz Kroyer long away from short course competition were on hand for the Class 1 races Roger Mears flew in from Bakersfield to pilot the black and blue Chenowth factory Magnum and Scott Gillman now with sponsorship from Johnnys Speed and Chrome had his new Magnum entered in the Class 1 field In Anaheim the previous week the Class 10 field covered t hree heat races two semi mains and one main event But the competitors in San Diego faced two heat races per class as well as one semi main and one main event for each class It all got under way at 7 00 p m with the first Class 10 heat Six laps later it was Jerry Whelchel with the win Whelchel was the overall winner at Anaheim He was followed by Greg George and Frank Arciero Jr for the top three spots and automatic advancement to the main event The second Class 10 heat race came ne x t and by the time the dust had settled so to spe J k it was Jim Fishback Jr with the victory Brian Harber wrapped up second and Mike Gillman took the third spot The two Class 1 heats were next on the schedule each with a full complement of racers In the first go Scott Gillman lurched into the lead with Pancho Weaver and Bob Gordon both close It stayed this way until the late laps when Pancho center punched a tire at trackside allowing Bob Gordon into the second spot Weaver recovered and was back into the battle in third position Scott Gillman went on to victory while Gordon and Weaver settled for second and third places respectively The second Class 1 heat was a real barn burner as Jim Fishback Jr got off the line first with Roger Mears Al Arciero and J C Myers right on his exhaust Roger never the one to become excited stalked the Fishback racer with each passing lap and on a bobble by Fishback Roger dashed into the lead Two laps later Al Arciero was able to move to second as Fishback took a turn wide At the conclusion it was Roger Mears Al Arciero and Jim Fishback Jr with the top three places In comparison this show was running much smoother than the one at Anaheim By 8 00 p m the heat races were completed and the spectators were introduced to the mud bog racers a potpourri of various types of rigs Most impressive was the Mud Lord a full fiber glass replica of a Chevrolet pickup with tractor tires that stood about Bob Gordon had a good night In San Diego driving his Chenowth Mag n um Gordon was a strong second In his heat and won the Class 1 main event Page 30 Photos Centeriine Photos eight feet tall top to bottom Also on hand were such rigs as Sons of Thunder and Creative Evolution the first was a Dodge pickup in much the same mold as Big Foot and King Kong the second was a Chevy powered Nissan with gargantuan tires Add to this a sprinkling of Toyotas and buggy type vehicles and it was a full field The mud bog racers are a traveling group for exhibitions They have stops throughout the United States and it is interesting that most of them come from Arizona a state without much mud The track a built up run of dirt about ten feet high and wide has a trough carved right down the middle In this trough was placed just plain mud about four feet deep The run length measured 150 feet and the object is to navigate through this mud as quickly as possible without bogging down In case one does bog a large earth mover stood by with a snatch strap ready to extricate the unlucky An electronic timing unit is triggered at the start line and stopped at the finish line so the times are accurate At 8 15 p m the various mud bog rigs staged and awaited their go at the trough The winners had times in the sub four second bracket and the winners had been declared I must adhiit that this was the first of this type of affair I had ever seen While it is exciting I don t think I could or would enjoy a constant diet of this type of competition By 10 00 p m it was time for Roger Mears won the first Class 1 heat at the San Diego Stadium but a crash and a flat tire put the Chenowth Magnum out of the main event the semi mains for the off road stars From these events four cars would advance to the main events The first semi main was for the Class 10 racers and after ten laps it was Jim Fishback Sr with the win followed by Don Paxton and Dave Bonner The second semi main was reserved for the unlimited racers and in reality it was the only ho hum race of the night Karol VanZant took an immediate lead a lead he never relinquished Second and third places went to Rich Prouty Jr and Chuck Adamson respectively The final go of the night for the Class 10 racers was called to the grid next As the crowd of cars launched itself from the start line it was the Jim Fishback Jr car that dashed into the lead followed by Jerry Whelchel and Greg George By the third lap Jerry Whelchel spun allowing the Funco of Greg George into second and the Chenowth of Frank Arciero Jr into the third spot Whelchel recovered and dashed back into the battle like a man possessed It wasn t too much later when the leader Jim Fishback Jr experienced mechanical trouble and was parked for the night With that happening and a sleeping Greg George Butch Arciero piloted his racer to the lead with George back in second and Jerry Welchel now back up to third spot The order stayed this way for the duration and Frank Arciero Jr took the Class 10 main event for the night The spectators knew that the race of the night was about to occur and very few were out getting a beer or gone to the rest room as the field of Class 1 racers were staged The flagman saw several early starters so a restart was called and the cars were staged for the second time With Scott Gillman and Roger Mears in the first and second spots on the grid the Class 1 main had all the appearance of a shoot out At the flag it was Scott Gillman who shot into the lead with Roger Mears second and Al Arciero third after one lap Close racing and big crowds in the turns spelled troubles for the Mears Chenowth Bob Gordon came into contact with the Mears entry causing a left rear flat on the popular driver s Chenowth and Roger headed for the pits It looked as if Scott Gillman had it made 1but on the next tour Scott hit an infield tire and ripped the left front end off his car With this action Bob Gordon went into the lead with Al Arciero second and the Cosworth ofJ C Myers in third Bill Royster in his new Chenowth Magnum and Jim Fishback Jr put each other out while chasing the leaders The accident moved J C Myers to third spot From there on it was a classic run by Bob Gordon as he put his Chenowth Magnum across the line for first in the Class 1 main event Al Arciero in his week old Magnum took the second place money The one night affair in the San Diego stadium was history In retrospect it is a history that may not be repeated The stadium is receiving a brand new playing field for baseball and football It is doubtful that tons and tons of dirt will be allowed on the field in i the future It is hoped by many I that some sort of agreement can Al Arclero tells announcer Char le Engelbart all about his battle that gained be worked out him second in the Class 1 heat and second In the main What can be said of the evening as an event Most agreed that it was better organized than it had been at Anaheim the week before A majority of the entrants liked the course more so than that at the big A field The one and only question that this writer has When are the press going to meet some of the Pace people When are the credentials going to be handled better And when is the schedule of upcoming events going to be published Other than that it Greg George and his Funco played bridesmaid In San Diego George was a was a neat Saturday night strong second In his Class 10 heat and second In the main event MARCH 1984 Dusty Times 1 I II di 1 1 If I

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THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB RALLY By Bill Oursler Photos T rackside The Factory Teams Play Seriously at the World Famous RAC Rally It is just after six in the morning and the dawn is yet to come It is cold well below freezing in November and the loudest sound is the wind moving through the pines of the Kielder the largest man made forest in Europe The Kielder is located on the border of Scotland and England an area which contains as much wilderness as one can find in Great Britain Yet as the night is replaced by the first gray light of the new day it is clear that there are thousands of people lining the still empty fire road over which the cars of the RAC rally will run In the United States rallying has not quite reached puberty An event such as Michigan s Press On Regardless might attract a few thousand spectators The RAC the final round of the FIA s International W arid Championship Rally calendar annually is seen by more than two million people Indeed other than Formula One there is no more popular form of motorsport than the FIA rally title chase All this attention has resulted in a major participation on the part of car makers seeking to establish a reputation for their products Ford used rally success to promote the company s Escorts into the best selling automobiles in Europe Currently Peugeot Opel Toyota Nissan Lancia and Audi are all involved with factory teams According to some perhaps they are too involved Through the late 1970s most rally cars were improved and Stlg Bloomquist and Bjorn Cederberg led the Audi team to victory at the RAC holding a ten minute lead at the finish of the several day championship event strengthened versions of their street going cousins Then Audi introduced their all wheel drive turbocharged Quattro and rallying was changed forever It was suddenly necessary to create special cars in the limited numbers to meet official FIA requirements And that raised costs to the point where many took a second look at their rally programs Nevertheless it was the beginning of the new SuperCar era which presently grips the international rally scene Surprisingly Audi the company that started it all hasn t done as well with its Quattros as most had expected In 1982 Audi won the Makes crown but lost the Driver championship to Opel s Walter Rohr 1 Last season Audi s number one man Hannu Mikkola won the individual title but mistakes by the team put Audi in second place in the manufacturer race behind Lancia and its mid engined and supercharged 037 coupe The Italians having secured the trophy before the 1983 RAC decided not to come to Great Britain on Thanksgiving week for the final event So Audi s major opposition would come from the Opal factory Rothmans team whose rear drive Mantas were no match for the Quattros It wasn t a case of whether or not Audi would win but rather which Audi driver would win All in Quattros the pre rally favorites were Mikkola and Stig Bloomquist Given an outside shot was Mikkola s factory teammate Michele Mouton who had come within an eyelash of taking the 82 FIA driving title One Quattro not seeking an outright victory was American John Buffum I think said the U S champion we d be extremely happy to finish in the top five or six Part of the reason for Buffum s scaled down aspirations was the fact that he would be using standard production BFGoodrich radial tires instead of the purpose built rally rubber on his rivals entries In 1982 Buffum and his BFG Audi had surprised the European establishment by setting the fastest times on several stages This time he was back with his new SCCA Quattro ready to improve on what was a 12th place in the 82 RAC Putting a bit more pressure on Buffum were the cameras of WTBS Motorwe e k Illustrated in England for the first time to cover Buffum s contest against the best in the world The shape of the rally was determined early when Mikkola lost a wheel and enough time on the second day to hand the lead and the final triumph to Bloomquist It was a bitter pill for Mikkola who was looking to score an RAC hat trick Mikkola came back to score the runner up position and the 83 driving championship Mouton retired early and also gone in the opening stages was the majority of the Opal squad along with the second American in the event Jon W oodner W oodner and regular co driver Ginny Reese got to use the homeward bound tickets before the halfway point when the Sunbeam Talbot slid off the road Buffum who swapped his American right seat man Doug Shepherd for Britisher Neil Wilson found adventure on evening two when he arrived in a service area with a bad transmission In 39 minutes his BFG crew replaced the gearbox rear differential and both front halfshafts Buffum continued to run in the top ten where he had been since the start Although the icy conditions didn t favor Buffum s harder compound tires he and Wilson kept the Quattro generally pointed in the right direction JB s only_ mistake came in the Kielder where he spun and hit a tree sideways Buffum had good luck however as the officials threw out that very stage because a government vehicle strayed onto the course Buffum and the crumpled Audi ran flawlessly to complete the RAC in sixth place the highest ever finish in a World Championship Rally outside the North American continent for a U S driver Up front Bloomquist and codriver Bjorn Cederberg had nearly ten minutes in hand over Mikkola and his partner Arne Hertz Third went to Scotsman Jimmy McRae and Ian Grindrod in the last of the factory Opel Mantas Quattro privateer Lasse Lampi and Pentti Kuukkala were fourth while Vauxhall Chevette drivers Russell Brooks and Mike Broad rounded out the first five just a little more than two minutes in front of Buffum and Wilson Buffum s performance at the RAC clearly showed that while rallying here in America may have some way to go its best drivers can already run with the international leaders And that says a lot for the future RECOGNIZED SAFETY L e q GS ment offers the racer the finest assortment of quality racing equipment on the market today at a tremendous savings Filler is recognized world wide for quality equipment and now you can order direct from the factory and take advantage of tremendous savings __ Hannu Mikko a and Arne Hertz came back from a mid rally disaster to finish second overall making it one t o tor the Audi Quattros Nomex Suits 1 pc 171 00 2 pc 177 75 Race Bag 39 00 No mex Boots in blac k wh ite blue 75 00 5 point Belt 100 65 N o mex Undersh irt 34 50 Nomex Drawers 34 50 No mex Hood 17 50 Nome So l l DD Nome Glo ves white 48 00 orange 52 00 John Buffum and co driver Nell WIison finished sixth overall and were happy men at the gala finish tine ceremonies at Bath England Call for package orders and our complete catalog SIMPLE TO ORDER PHONE OR MAIL ORDER USING VI SA MA STERCHAR GE OR WE DO SHIP C O D No personal checks please The World Champion of Makes Lancia did not compete at the RAC as this beauty drlvep by Markku Alen had already cinched the title Dusty Times 9017 San Fernando Road Sun Valley CA 91352 J Ph 213 768 7770 All manner of makes compete in the RAC including this 1800cc VW Golf GTI with 166HP driven by Kalle Grundel the Rabbit clone w on the Group A title MARCH 1984 Page 31

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l l1 R_o_ u_nd_u___ ____ __ ____ _ _ _ Ra THE NEW LOOK AUDI RALLY _CAR FOR 1984 Text Photos Martin Holmes In Europe the International Rally Circuit is as popular with fans and factories as Nascar racing is in the USA A new rally car or team is big news in Europe and in mid January the 1984 Group B Audi Quattros were presented at a reception at the Isola 2000 Shown in their new color scheme displaying the interests of Audi Sport and HB cigarettes the cars are white This year the factory backed Audi Quattros will wear the colors of the new HB team white yellow and red The new Audi Sport Quattro In mock up showing the layout of the engine lntercooler and radiator The turbo Is on the left In the picture _ _ u

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The S nd Annual Monte arlo Rally later that evening this time foliowed lancia s instructio ns to leading to another stage cancel remove the plug leads and spih lation and a sti oke of luck for the engine on the starter before Lancia s young driver Biasion trying to restart again If an stuck for 1 hours with two official approves and if the crew wheels off the road A blockage do such a thing themselves this is going to the halt at Gap led to normally allowed under their monitors who were time control penalties being international rules The officials radioing regular weather checks cancelled as welt Carlsson s on the scene gave permission down from each stage Mazda was out with an over but this was later countermanded So Rohr began the rally heated engine after a water hose by the organizers Last year without even the chance of failed but his two teammates Lancia defied scrutineers playing himself in Snow is continued without fault objections to their cars and the Blomqvist territory but even Momentarily before Gap Rohr organizers ordered Andruet though Rohr lost his boost got into the lead but then even though by reaching Monte Car lo he qualified as a finisher to pressure during the first test he Blomqvist took this back A two hour delay leaving Gap be excluded for illegal service still made third best time ahead of the non Quattros Eighth was caused by overnight snow In years gone by the place overall ahead of two works which blocked qoth stage 12 and Monagasques gunned for the Lancias was Ingvar Carlsson s 13 leaving two completely British Without the British Mazda 323 Turbo a remarkable snowy stages to follow Rohr teams in rallying they now tum position for the new 1000 cc was gradually finding his on the French and the Italians The Q attros carried on group A car Confusion over tire Quattro legs and was closing choice did not help Audi on the again on the leader Blomqvist through the remaining stages a long stage two though the On stage 15 Blomqvist lost more group of five stages with_the loop Quattros still led thro ugh the time trying t9 pass Andruet s r un twice for ten scores before Lancia whereas running out in the rally was finally over back in two stages Lancia were ready to counter front Rohr was not thus Monte Carlo Of the 209 cars attack on stage three With 14 troubled that started the endurance event As the rally moved further 75 completed the route and 120 km of clear conditions before about 26 km of snow they south toward Monte Carlo the were classified as finishers arranged for drivers to change snows receded and Rohrl s Overall winners were Walter tires in mid stage In those 14 km confidence increased By stage 17 Rohrl Christian Geistdorfer by Markku Alen Lancia took 40 the German passed the Swede 1 minute and 13 seconds over seconds off Rohr and with new and Alen got back up to sixth Stig Blomqvist Bjorn Cedertires on the snow after a 53 place behind three Quattros and berg followed in another 11 second pit stop1 Aleri again the Renaults of Therier and minutes 27 seconds by Hannu caught and then passed Rohr to Saby but on stage 19 Alen left Mikkola Ame Hertz all in the make best time over the stage the road again For the first time turbo charged Quattros But it was all for nothing An the rally cars reached the Another 11 minutes back in a accident which befell veteran Mediterranean Audi led all three great drive came Jean Luc driver Guy Chasseuil whose 80 groups with Rohr 29 seconds Therier Michel Vial in the Quattro locked up and hit ahead of Blomqvist The Renault 5 Turbo and fifth and spectators caused the stage to be Spaniard Salvador Servia headed sixth were the Lancias of Attilio cancelled Two stages later the orthodox car class with his Bettega Maurizio Perissinot and Lancia then had to sit and wait at Opel Manta 400 and the best Massimo Biasion Tiziano the start of the stage powerless Lancia was Bettega in sixth Siviero to stop the changing weather position Monte Carlo proved an It was high time for a rest extraordinary mixture of while their cars were equipped for clear conditions It was Crews could relax in the excellence and chaos The obvious that this was not to be principality from early evening thought behind the roadbook their year Wednesday till late Thursday was amazing yet the insolence A six hour halt in the Ardeche evening while the cars were and rudeness of the Monaco revived energies for the famous impounded After the restart the police took away much of the Burzet run for the first time the leading Quattros kept up a quick fun The most upsetting thing same way since 1973 when a pace On only one stage the was to see the organizers good blizzard blocked most of the twisty low lying stage near intentions dashed by something privateers and caused furious Peille could Lancia beat Audi as glaring as the Andruet scenes when they were excluded which Bettega did on both incident Lancia s statement The re was again a blizzard in the occasions Renault s last night explained the starting procedure middle of the stage and the start was almost a disaster Saby of Andruet was permitted in and finish were within sight of Chatriot and Snobeck all retired their native Italy Other teams each other through driver errors but were appalled by the organizers Rohr was the first to finish the happily their best placed car action Ardeche but no other car Th e r i e r ca m e th r o u g h As the crews lined up for their arrived for the next five minutes unscathed traditional after rally pictures despite starting at one minute The French Lancia driver Jean there was only one sad face in the intervals The tension was finally Claude Andmet was excluded in Audi camp Mikkola s He had released when Mikkola starting most odd circumstances and he been off form all during the rally fourth came through Alen nad has never been lucky when and he finished nearly 12 gone off the road in the blizzard driving the works Rally models minutes behind Rohr which for unable to tell what was snow Unable immediately to start the Mikkola the defending world road sky or snowbanks Anoth car in pare ferme oh the champion driver is not very er white storm struck the rally promenade at Monte Carlo he good QUAffROS SWEEP THE Fl 5T THREE PLACES OVERALL Text Photos Martin Holmes The Master of Monte Carlo Walter Rohr took the group B Audi Quattro to his fourth victory on tfJe rally the third win in a row for the German driver The 1983 V orld Champion of Makes the Lane as had a tough time In the snow but Attilio Bettega got his home fifth overall Victory came fr om the sky Snowy conditions on the Monte Carlo Rally last January were the first since the seventies and enabled the four wheel drive Audi Quattros to score a remarkable clean sweep Headed by Walter Rohr his third consecutive victory at the event the German company took the top three places with their turbo charged Quattros and the nonturbo charged 80 Quattro models won three other groups The popular Talbot Samba front wheel drive cars scored a sweeping success in the privateer s Promotion category and the only other important award went to the new turbo charged Mazda 323 when the Finn Minna Sillanko rva won the ladies prize Walter Rohr was the star of the show He became only the third man to win the Monte Carlo Rally four times the second to win it three times in succession he is the first man to win each time in different makes of car and on each of the last three times it was on the first occasion he had ever rallied that type of car This year was to be Rohrl s biggest ever challenge as it was the first time he had rallied a four wheel drive car When he left Lancia after last season speculation was that it would take him a half season to adjust to the new driving techniques Rohr himself told friends he thought his teammate Blomqvist would beat him by five minuteson this event Stig Blomqvist had one major disadvantage He drew starting number seven whereas Rohr s wins on the past two Dusty Times yea rs ensured he started number one Pre rally prognostics were clear Clear skies would ensure another Lancia win grey skies the win for which Audi had been wai ing three years The weather deteriorated even before the mountains were reached All over Europe the main roads even the Autobahn closed in spots The Monte Carlo Rally is unique with eight starting points in various countries and a 24 hour section straight through to the common gathering for the restart Despite the inclement weather only five crews dropped out en route to the restart at Aixles Bains Aix was getting progressively colder and wetter The rain presaged falling snow on the mountains above where the next stages were held It was good Audi omens but an added challenge to the tire fitters and The tiny Renault 5s are turbocharged in rally form Jean Luc Therier 1 nlshed fourth overall and scored the best finish for 2 wheel drive MARCH 1984 The traditional awards feature Prince Rainier of Mono co center who presented the winner s 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THE FIREBIRD OFF ROAD CHALLENGE The A D R A Opens Their Season at Firebird Lake Near Phoenix By Daryl B Drake The inaugural running of the Firebird Off Road Challenge drew over seventy entrants to the Arizona Desert Racing Association s first short course event in 1984 Held at Charlie Allen s 44 7 acre Firebird International Raceway Park the mid January event was sponsored by Giant Off Road Centers The event was conducted motocross style with each class running in two motos The 3 5 mile course included a clay banked oval with a tight infield 180 degree turn sandy silty desert off camber turns jumps and more It was all visible from the grandstands Promptly at 9 a m and under sunny skies ten Pro Class 1 desert cars three Pro Class S Baja Bugs and four Pro 1600s began their assault on the fast tight Phil Auernheimer designed course After starting at the back of the Class 1 pack hard charging Hugh Morrison pushed his Tucson Off Road Buggy Supply Chenowth to a second place finish just thirty seconds behind last year s A D R A points champ Tom Zentner driving the Arizona Racing Magazine Pat Hughes Performance Chenowth In the second Desert Class 1 clash Morrison won the heat coming in 42 seconds ahead of Zentner On points Morrison won first place money and second place cash went to Tom Zentner and third placing Jerry Finny also won money driving his Desert Enterprises Palmer Cu s tom Speed Equipment Chaparral Among the three Class Ss Albert Bright won both heats and the cash in his Racekraft J H Enterprises Penzoil com by Frank Evans was second in both heats and Doug Sylvester was a DNF The quartet of 1600 buggies had a close run in the first moto but John Gardner won both motos driving his Paradise Buggy Reg Hughes C G Contracting Funco Gene Greenlee Brandwood was second on points and Rick Valdenegro put his Sandhawk in third place Only four Pro Short Course cars had entered and only Paul Sigmundson was able to run all the laps in both heats Paul drove his Chaparral through all the laps Dusty Times Mark Giebelhaus drove a Chenowth to victory in Class 2 winning the first heat and taking second in the other moto Jerry Everett got his Woods Vulcan home second on points followed by Roy Williams Chaparral Tandem who won the second heat In Class 10 it was Don Kolt Chaparral and Jack Woods Woods Vulcan that put on the show among the eight starters Kolt won on points and Woods was second The first Sportsman moto saw Alan Travis in his rally equipped VW showing some fine style keeping within eight seconds per lap of the Class 5 Bajas after attrition knocked out all Class 1 Sportsmen Jim Kirk s 1600 Homemade Ugly finished two minutes ahead of Bill Pierpont s Beard framed machine Kirk had a fine lead after two laps in the second moto but blew his motor to end up third behind Pierpont and Steve McArthur on points Sportsman Class 2 competitor Jim Bush spent the day hustling to replace parts destroyed in his first moto The crew replaced the tranny twice as well as installing four brake drums purchased at the Bug Run One swap meet being held next door at Firebird s Drag Strip Finally the beginners hit the course for their usual antics For instance Don Weiser in the T U F Off Road Baja got too hot flipped got right side up again and still finished first On the other hand Duane Davenport flipped in both motos and decided enough was enough None of this bothered Class 2 beginner Gene Scheid though as he took his Palmer Custom Speed Chaparral tandem to first in both motos Was the course rough As veteran off road racer Jack Woods said from his Woods Wheel Works People s Car Shop sponsored Class 10 car I liked it all a well run race but thirty minutes of this is like two hours of desert racing All in all a fine day of racing The Arizona Desert Racing Association has a five race short course series at Firebird in the works as well as 24 buggy bike and A TV races planned for 1984 GOODIES GALORE New Padded Steering Wheel Wolf Automotive Products recently expanded its line of steering wheels with the Formuling Plus Line The padded center hubs offer new custom look styling as well as improved driving comfort and are available in a wide choice of colors and a choice of 3 or 4 spoke models in sizes of 13 to 14 inches The new wheel features hand stitched leather grained vinyl covers and Wolf s own custom hub kit for most every vehicle For more information about Wolf s new steering wheel contact Wolf Automotive Products P O Box 3218 Dept D T Santa Ana CA 92703 New Hand Cleaners From U S Borax U S Borax has some new hand cleaners in the Boraxo automotive line The famous Boraxo Powder Hand Soap is now available in a convenient 12 ounce shaker cannister handy at the Chevy S 10 Lift Kit Rough Country s new S 10 lift kit features a patent pending adjustable front lift system with a maximum height of 2 inches The vehicle s rear is lifted by smooth riding add a leafs races The Skin Barrier Cream is packaged in an aerosol can and it forms an invisible coating for the hands while doing dirty jobs then rinses off leaving the hands clean The Heavy Duty Liquid Waterless Hand Cleaner is a mild waterless lotion hand cleanser The Boraxo Waterless Hand Cleaner is Mechanic s strength an emulsion cream cleaner There is also an aerosol can for the Boraxo Foaming Waterless Hand Cleaner These products are available in most any store that sells soaps and in many auto supply houses which level the vehicle and provide additional load carrying capacity Rough Country Suspension Catalog is just 2 00 Contact Rough Country Inc P O Box 249 Dept D T El Cajon CA 92022 Free Catalog from Cepek Jamar Brake with Balance Beam Jamar has a new competition brake package complete with a balance beam for precise and independent adjustment of front and rear braking force Both the balance beam made of 4130 chromoly and the pedal made of 12 gauge cold rolled steel are new The floating pivot point on the beam and heim ends on both sides provide smooth operating MARCH1984 on the balance beam The brake pedal comes with no slip foot pad and a rubber foot pad cover is also available The new Jamar competition brake with the balance beam has been race tested throughout the past year and it has proven to be the finest on the market From Jamar 42066 C Avenida Alvarado Dept D T Temecula CA 92390 The giant Dick Cepek Inc 132 page catalog of everything anyone might ever need to go off roading is still free Chock full of good things the book also has page after page of info on what you really want to know about off road tires but didn t know who to ask For your totally free copy of this off roaders bible write to Dick Cepek Inc Dept D T 5302 Tweedy Blvd South Gate CA 90280 Page 37

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