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FEATURES
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Super
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Bay Area Classic
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DEPARTMENTS
Snapshot
of
the
Month
Soap
Box
By
Jim
Sumners
Trail Notes
Side
Tracks
By
Judy
Smith
Happenings
6-50
Club
Report
Goodies
Galore
Bounces
From
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SNAPSHOT
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DUSTY
Tl
.BlCOME
The
question
today
is
"
Will
a Jeep
CJ
5 fit in
the
bed
of
a
Ford
pickup?"
Jack Flannery,
of
Crandon,
Wisconsin
, seems
unconcerned
that
he
is
about
to
acquire
some
additional
cargo in the
bed
of
his Class 8 racer. Rick Rogers,
of
Milwaukee,
Wisconsin,
did
land his
Jeep
short
of
hitting the
Ford
in this action, as the
two
northerners
enjoyed the Florida
sunshine
racing
at
the Score Canada
event
at
Tampa
last winter. Rogers finished thir~ in
4x4 class,
and
Flannery
won
the Class 8 action.
Photo
by
Wayne
Simmons
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ON
THE COVER
-Thi
s spectacular action at
the
Fireworks 250
near
Barstow,
CA
happened
on
the first lap midway
on
the
rout
e. Sid
LeTourneau
, #1234, and
Dan
Hovis,
# 1235,
encountered
the
same
bad
lump
on
the
trail
at
the same time.
Just
before crossing
the
infamous
power
line
road
on
course
the
action
ended
with a collision
and
Hovis
turned
turtle.
It is
not
surprising
that
neither
of
the
1-2-1600 racers finished
the
first lap.
The
full
sequence
of
this action
is
highlighted in
the
race coverage, starting
on
page 8.
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Soap Box •••
By
Jim
Sumners
Overall
Score
Points
Champion
-
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1983
Overall
HDRA
Points
Champion
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1981
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1-2-1600
Points
Champion
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1982
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1983
This is
my
sixth year in
off
road
racing
and
for
the
most
part
all
of
it has been great. I
think
· .. t!
all,
at
one
time
or
another,
have
complaints
or
something
that
bothers
us
regarding
our
sport.
Most
of
our
complaints are
usually,
only
heard
by
our
immediate friends where
the
complaint
usually
stops
and
is
heard
no
more.
Over
·
the
year
.s we have
continually
been
confronted
with various rule changes, date
chan_ges,
location changes, date
conflicts
and
so
on
.
One
of
the
things I have always
thought
strange were the changes
that
occurred
that
I have
known
nothing
about
until after the
change is already a law. I have
been a Class Representative
and
found
new
rules
come
out
that
I•
have
known
nothing
about.
I think
major
promoters
of
off
road
events
should
take
more
time
to
inform
and
/
or
ask for
input
from
all
competitors
in a
particular
class which
might
be
affected
by
the
rule change. A
bulletin
or
a
questionnaire
where
actual
input
from
each
com-
petitor
could
be
heard
and
be
-
used.
Major
changes
should
be
voted
on
and
not
just
changed
at
the
promoter
level.
We
have all
heard
complaints
about
organizations
not
having
rules
that
are
the
same.
We
need
rules
that
would
allow
com-
petitors
to
run
in different
promoters
races
without
making
major
or
costly changes
to
their
cars.
We
understand
that
each
promoter
is
an
independent
and
would
prefer
doing
as each sees
fit.
The
rule change affects
many
people
.in many ways
and
should
be made
only
with
the
approval
of
the
people
that
support
each
class
and
not
just
the
few
who
are
the
most
vocal
on
the
subject.
One
other
area
that
I find
hard
to
understand
is
the
new
proced-
ure
for awarding
points
for
races.
The
point
system
has long been a
method
of
selecting a class
champion
in each class
and
an
overall
champion
for
all '
the
classes.
We
used
to
compete
in a
race
and
receive a set
amount
of
points
in relation
to
the
number
·
of
competitors
in
the
class.
The
more
people in
the
class the
more
points
you
received. Seems like a
natural
formula;
more
people,
more
competition,
more
points.
Now
both
SCORE
and
HORA
have devised a new
method
for
earning
points
to
become
the
points
champion.
I
don't
know
if
the changes were
prompted
to
.
enhance the
entry
list
or
to
satisfy
certain manufacturers.
What-
ever the reason,
both
of
the
new
methods
seem
to
have many
iniquities.
For
those
not
familiar with
the
points
system we have
the
SCORE
system: Points
paid
for a
1st place.
1st
race
150
points,
2nd
race 188,
3rd
race
225,
4th
race
263,
5th
race
300
.
Without
being a mathematical
genius
you
can see
that
a racer
can
win race 1, 2,
and
3
and
have
a total
of
563
points.
If
another
competitor
wins race 4
and
5 he
also receives
the
same
563
points
.
Why
should
the
guy
who
wins Parker receive
the
basic
150
points
and
the
next
guy wins
the
Barstow Classic
and
gets
300.
SCORE
does
have a
method
of
awarding
one
more
point
for
each
competitor
in
the
class
but
it
would
be
most
difficult
to
offset
the
150
points
spread
in
the
two
races.
This year
HORA
also came
up
with a new scoring system.
Desert
folks have six races
to
score
points
in
over
the
year.
The
six races are: Laughlin, Fireworks
250,
Snore
250,
Midnite Special,
Frontier
500,
Frontier
250.
From
these six races
you
receive
double
points
for
the
Laughlin race
and
the
Frontier
250
. Here a guy can win
the
first
and
last race
and
tie
for
the
points
with
the
other
guy
who
wins
the
.
other
four
races.
Why
double
points?
Why
not
double
the
points
for a race
that
is
twice as ·
long
or
twice as
hard,
like
the
Frontier
500.
HORA now awards 150
points
to
the
winner
of
every
class.
It
doesn't
matter
if
there
are 4
or
40
competitors
in
the
class.
This
seems very unfair
to
~
the
competitors
in
the
large
classes.
An
example might
be
if
there are
40
cars in class 10 the
winner gets 150.
Cla~
4 has 7
entries
and
everyone breaks
before
the finish line.
The
guy
that
completes
the
furthest
distance is
the
winner
and
he
gets
150.
This
is clearly
not
a
reasonable
method
.
Other
problems
which might
occur
from
this
point
system will
be multiple winners. It is
not
uncommon
for
one
competitor
to
win every race a
promoter
puts
on
in a year.
If
this
occurs
we will
have many, many winners,
or
a
tie
for
the
overall
point
champion
.
I
would
like
to
finish
up
by
thanking all
of
the people
who
have made
off
roading what
it
is
today
. I
think
all
competitors
are
appreciative,
whether
they let
it
be
known
or
not,
of
the
effort
that
promoters
and
all
of
their
staff
put
into
organizing a race.
While
I
am
on
the
soap
box
I
would
like
to
thank
all
of
the
people
who
have
contributed
to
my
off
roading
effort
:
The
Checkers
Off
Road
Club,
for
their undying
support
at
every
desert
race;
the
people in
the
industry
that
have helped me,
Sway-A-Way, McKenzies
Auto-
motive,
Don
Hatz,
VW
engine
builder,
A&A
Transmission,
Penzoil,
Unique
Metal Products,
Bilstein
Corp.,
T Mag
and
all
of
the
contingency
donors
that
have
contributed
to
all
of
our
efforts.
Our
sincere
thanks
to
Jim
Sumners
for
sharing
his
keen insight
into
off
road
racing
with
our
readers
.
Jim
speaks
with
real
authority on
his
subjects
and
his
incredible
record
of
off
road
racing
success
speaks
for
itself.
His
points
on
rules
changes
and points
systems
are
very
well taken, and
perhaps
these
areas
of
unrest
may
be
resolved
in
the
future.
- · Volunteers
are
invited
to
climb
on
their
"Soap Box" and
fill
this
space
with
their
thou~ts
about
what
is
good
and whavis
not
so
good
about
the state
of
off
road
racing. Call
DUSTY
TIMES with
your
ideas
for
a "Soap Box"
column
and
get
on
the
schedule.
Trail Notes •••
AMERICAN
ISUZU
is
building a Class
7S
truck
to
compete in the
November
running
of
the
Score Baja 1000. Isuzu
thinks
7S
is
the class
to
be in
for a
stock
truck,
and
they plan
to
be competitive in the class.
The
driver for
the
new
entry
into
mini
truck
racing in Baja will
be
none
other
than
Mike
Leon,
of
Mike's
Sky Ranch fame.
Welcome
aboard, Isuzu.
A
TIENTION
CLASS 7S RACERS! A meeting for all drivers involved
or
interested in Class
7S
racing
is
scheduled
on
Wednesday,
August
22,
1984
at
7:30
p.m.
at
Downy
Off
Road
Manufacturing, 1001
South
Pioneer Blvd.,
Santa
Fe Springs, Ca.
With
the
continuous
growth
in the class, this meeting is
aimed
at
discussion
and
clarification
of
the
present
rules, in an effort
to
insure
the
continued
growth
and
success
of
the
class. Bring a guest,
and
do
bring
your
opinions
and
suggestions. It is
none
to
soon
to
give race
promoters
input
before
the
1985
rules
are
written. If
you
have any
questions,
need
directions,
or
other
information, please
contact
Mike Falkosky
at
(619)
485-9410.
DICK CEPEK, INC.
IS
MOVING
the whole
kit
and
kaboodle
under
one
roof
in
Carson
.
The
entire
move
will
be
completed
in late August.
Construction
on
the new warehouse
started
in January
of
1984,
and
by
Labor
Day all
the
warehouse
and
mail
order
activity will be in
one
place.
The
new
location
is
just
north
of
the 91 Freeway between Avalon
and
Central Ave.
The
proper
new address is
17000
Kingsview Drive,
Carson,
Ca.
90746.
THE HORA
1985
CALENDER for their desert events
is
now
in print.
Thanks,
Walt
Lott,
for making it easy for the
sometime
racers
and
the
serious
points
hunters
to
plan
ahead. Also,
it
does
eliminate any possibility
of
the
usual
remark
from
other
promotors
who
land
on
a
major
date of,
"Gee,
I
didn't
know
there
was
another
race
that
weekend".
The
desert race schedule
for
the
HORA
in
1985
starts with
the
Laughlin
Desert
Challenge,
March
1-3.
Next
comes
the
Fireworks
250,July
5-7,
the
Frontier
500
from Las Vegas
to
Reno,
October
11-13,
and
the season winds
up
with the Frontier
250
on
December
13-15.
Ofcoursethe
big
bad
Mint400
is
one
to
put
on
your
1985
Calender
too
, happening
on
May 2-5, 1985. ·
THE SCCA PRO RALLY folks are getting closer
to
earning
the
right
to
organize a
World
Championship
event
in the
USA.
Last
April
the FISA, the
governing
branch
of
the
FIA,
sent
an observer
to
the
Olympus
Rally in
the
state
of
Washington.
In July
there
was a FISA meeting in Dallas
and
it was
decided
by-the .international
body
that
the
Olympus
International
Pro
Rally
would
be
officially listed
on
the
World
Rally calender for 1986, pending a
good
report
from
FISA observers
of
the
1985
prototype
event.
Olympus
organizer
John
Nagel plans
to
request
a July 4 calender date for
the
1986
event
to
coincide with the Independence Day Holiday, a busy time in
motorsport.
The
final
date
selected
depends
on
FISA.
ON
THE
ROAD
TO
RECOVERY
are
a
couple
of
off
road racers
who
bruised
their
bodies in
midsummer
race efforts.
While
off
road racers seldom
suffer
the
terrible
injuries
of
drivers in Indy cars
and
similar
road
racers, they
can get
hurt
despite
the
use
of
full safety equipment.
Vince Tjelmeland
broke
his wrist, banged
up
his arms,
and
generally
battered
his long
body
last June
at
the
MTEG
Pomona
race. Vince
did
a
spectacular rollover
into
the
far barrier,
and
it was
hard
to
see
what
happened
'
from
the grandstand§.
The
car
and
safety crews were
on
the scene for
some
time
before Vince was removed
and
taken away for treatment.
The
broken
wrist
is
the
most
serious injury, requiring pins
and
such things,
While
the
whole accident was a
blur
to
him, Vince thinks his
arm
came
out
the
front
of
the car
and
got
banged against
the
barrier.
He
is
now
a firm believer in
arm
restraints
as well as
nets
on
race cars. By the way, Vince
would
really like
to
see
some
pies
of
his accident, if
anyone
caught
the
action
. If
you
have
shots
of
the
wreck,
contact
Vince
at
3160
Radcliffe, Anaheim, Ca.
92806
. Vince
plans
to
be
back
behind
the
wheel for
the
action
at
Riverside in
September.
Then,
while
pre-running
·
the
Fireworks
250
with
Mike
Lund,
DUSTY
TIMES'
talented
cartoonist
and
Class
10
racer Dave
Ryskamp
was injured.
He
says
the
pair
made
a big
"boo
boo",
and
Lund
got away
with
a few harness
burns
. But Dave slipped
out
of
the
shoulder
harness
during
the
e.
ndo,
hit
the
frame with his helmet, which gave his forehead a
bump
and
blackened his
eyes.
He
also
got
a
compression
fracture
of
two
vertebrae in his back,
and
Dave
is
now
wearing a brace.
Ryskamp
still plans
to
be ready
to
drive the
Frontier
500,
and
he
is
now
a firm believer in keeping the
shoulder
harness
and
lap belts tight
to
tighter while
running
off
road, including
pre-running
a
race course.
CHANGES FOR RIVERSIDE
are
in the wind. Score
is
not
doing
anything
drastic,
just
some
changes in
format
that
should
make
life easier for
short
course
racers
at
the
big extravaganza coming
up
on
September
14-16. This
year, as usual, Friday will be move
into
the
pits
day, along with registration,
tech
inspection
and
the
pa
·rade
down
contingency
row
.
The
bigchange
is
that
-
there
will
be
no
qualifying
at
all.
There
will
be
practice all day Saturday for all
classes.
And,
better
yet, all classes will race
on
Sunday in
front
of
the big
---._
crowds. So, polish
and
paint
your
racer
if
you
are running at Riverside.
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By
Jud
y Smith
Recently,
while
on
our
way
to
yet
another
race, we got
to
reminiscing a
bout
past
races,
old
race courses
and
old
race cars.
Off
road
has
bred
some
funny
vehicles in
the
past, and we've
been lucky
to
see
quite
a few
of
them
in action.
How
many
of
you
remember
the
innovative '
sprint
' car
that
John
Johnson
built
back in
the
early seventies?
It
seems
to
tis
that
it was Chevy powered,
and
front
engined,
and
faintly
resembled
the
later cars
of
Mickey
Thompson
.
Johnson
ran
the
biggest tires he
could
find
on
the rear
of
that
thing,
and
we
remember
at
one
Nevada race,
when
he started a
row
in
front
of
us, that he came
back before
the
start
to
warn
us
to
cover
our
goggles when
he
took
off, because
"those
tires
throw
a lot
of
rocks!"
For
front
tires
he
ran
what
the
buggy folks
were using
for
rears.
Johnny
ran
several races with
the
car, and got
one
win as we .
recall.
He
had
the
unnerving
experience
of
breaking a spindle
on
Thunder
Alley
in
the
Parker
race, and
he
began
to
think
that
the· car
went
faster
than
he
wanted
to
go. He finally
sold
itto
Ray
Thomison,
hu
s
band
of
Jackie,
who
used
to
race in Class
11
with
Johnny's
wife, Linda.
Ray raced
the
car a few times,
but
then
had
a tragic accident
at
a
race track,
and
broke
his leg
so
badly
that
he
was forc~d
to
retire
from
racing.
Another
odd
one
was
the
conventional looking
two
seater
with dual controls. Each
of
the
two
seats in
the
car
had
a full
set
of
controls, meaning brakes,
throttle, clutch and steering
wheel.
And,
of
course, they
could
both
reach
the
shifter.
This
was
supposed
to
make it easy
to
switch drivers,
so
that
they
wouldn
't have
to
stop
and
change
seats.
We
always
wondered
how
it
would
feel
to
be
the
designated
passenger in
that
car, while
the
driver was
doing
something we
thought
was
dumb.
How
long
could
we
keep
our
hands
off
the
· wheel,
and
our
feet
off
the
pedals?
Another
one
that
was a little
strange,
but
ran
very successfully
for a while, belonged
to
J.C.
Myers,
who
's still
experiment
-
ing,
and
now
runs
a
Cosworth
engine. Back in
the
mid
to
late
seventies, J.
C.
had
a chain driven
Kawasaki
powered
two
seater.
It
ran
very well,
and
very fast,
but
they
couldn't
get
the
chains
to
last.
J.C. and his dad, Joe, have
always
been
ready
to
try
something different, ·
and
at
one
point
they
did
some
machine
work
and
came
up
with
a
set
of
tapered
torsion
bars for
one
of
their cars.
Some
of
the
older readers
out
there
will
remember
Bill
Howard's
Evinrude
outboard
motor
powered
two
seater.
This
is
the
same Bill
Howard
who
now
drives
the
beautiful- Class 8
Chevy
that
Walker
Evans built.
Dusty
Times
For
many years his Evinrude .
could
be heard,
from
miles away,
as it screamed across
the
desert.
The
car
did
alright,
but
ran
better
at
top
end
and
had
some
handling
problems
in
rough
desert
courses. Bill
went
from it
to
the
trucks,
as
we remember.
Does
anyone
recall
Gil
George's
Subaru
powered
Funco
SSl?
It
had a
Subaru
transmis-
sion
too,
and
was really
hard
to
shift.
The
chassis
and
glass for
that
little beauty
ended
up
in
Virginia somewhere,
but
we
don't
know
what happened
to
its
Subaru
parts
.
And
Karol
Vanzant
and
Dennis Sullivan used
to
drive a
big, ugly yellow thing called
Superwinch
Special. It was
practically square,
and
tqe
engine
sat
next
to
the
driver.
It
was a VS,
we think,
and
was amazingly fast
on
smooth
roads.
Doug Fortin used
to
have a
four wheel drive,
aluminum
chassis buggy.
It
was
too
successful,
and
the
promoters
outlawed
it
for the buggy classes.
Harry
Jackman
had
a Mazda
powered
single seater, with a five
speed gearbox back in
'74
and
'75
. He never quite got
the
combination
worked
out.
We
wonder
if
he's
seen Dave Lewis's
Mazda powered Raceco
two
seater with the secondary rear
suspension. Lewis
is
close
to
winning a race overall in
that
one
.
There
was
also
Mickey
Thompson's
mini
truck.
This
was back in
about
1975,
and
it
was like
no
mini
truck
that
exists
now
. Mickey
moved
the
engine
behind
the cab,
so
it sat
in
the
bed
of
the
truck,
and
of
course,
it
was
one
of
his well loved Chevy
V8s
.
There
was
no
class for him,
and
he
ran
with
the
two
seaters,
but
didn't
get very far
most
times.
It
was a really fast truck however,
and
was
rumored
to
have been
sold
to
some
oil
country
sheik,
for use as a
patrol
vehicle
out
amongst the desert·oil wells.
Our
favorite was
one
that
showed
up
one
year
at
a Baja
500
or
1000.
This
was in '71
or
'72
.
It
_was a big 'buggy', made
of
pipe
or
tubing,
and
based
on
no
familiar
chassis. Instead
of
a conventional
spring
and
shock
absorber
,
combination
, this baby
had
giant
sized
rubber
bands
as
part
of
its
suspension.
We
never
heard
how
it
fared,
but
have always felt
that
it
would
be easier
to
carry spare
rubber
bands
than
spare
shocks
.
Coming
up
from
the
past
we
have heard
from
a
couple
of
young
men
with
busy
plans for
the
future.
One
is
Lance
Huffman, younger
brother
of
Chet,
who's
been racing
some
short
course. Recently, Lance
decided he
would
like
to
try
some
form
of
racing
with
a little
less
of
the crash
and
bang attitude
that
off
road
short
course
so
often
has.
So
Lance has decided
to
try a new series,
Formula
Renault, which
will
start
in
the
fall
of
this year.
The
series is
sponsored
by
Renault
/
Jeep
Sport,
and
the
cars, all alike,
come
in a
kit
and
are
powered
by
1750cc
Renault
engines.
SCCA
does
the organizing,
and
the
racing will
be
on
road courses all
over
the
United
States. Lance has
his license already,
and
has
ordered
his car, which will
be
delivered in September. His
plans are
to
do
this for a year,
and
then
maybe move
up
to
GTU
.
The
Renault
series
sounds
like a
good
one
for a driver
who
plans
to
move
up
to
Champ
cars
or
Formula
1 in
the
future.
We
wish
Lance all
kinds
of
good luck in
his new car.
Another
off
roader
with
aspirations for
more
elegant
things is Jeff MacPherson,
who's
been racing
Super
Vee this year.
Jeff's doing very well, runing
fourth
in
the
point
standings in
his first year in competition.
We
talked
to
his father,
Joe
,
who
says
that
he
really likes
the
Super
Vee,
and
is enjoying
the
fact that, since
the
races generally
run
on
the same weekend,
or
same day, as
Cart
races,
he
keeps
running
into
old
friends, many
from
off
road,
at
tracks all
around
the
country
. Recently
he's
seen
Rick
Galles,
who
used
to
sponsor
the
Mears
brothers
in
their
off
road cars,
and
Bill Mears
of
course,
and
Drino
Miller (
who
was
once
sponsored
by Joe),
and
Dan
Gurney,
who
had
one
brief
fling
at
off
road
at Riverside a few
years back,
Incidentally,
Joe
told us
that
Super
Ve~ is
b_asically
cheaper
than
off
road, because engines
and
transmissions are cheaper,
and
last longer. A rolling chassis
costs
about
the
same as a first rate
unlimited
off
road
car,
but,
before you head
for
the
Super
Vee store, he
added
that
the
cost
of
travel for
the
series makes
the
budget
shoot
way
up
above
the
costs
of
off
road
.
MacPherson also says
that
he's
spoken
with many folks
who
could
be
classed as potential
major
sponsors
while at these
Cart
and
Super
Vee races,
and
·
that
they are really interested in
off
road as a place
to
showcase
their products. He hopes
that
off-road racing will
continue
to
grow in professionalism,
and
will
eventually bring some
of
them
in
.
The
Pike's Peak Hill
Climb
was
run
on
July
7th,
and
our
old
friend, Bill Brister,
who
used
to
race
the
Bugformance car
at
Ascot,
won
the
open
wheel class
for
the
second
time. Bill
reports
that
the course, newly graded,
was really slippery, and, while
he
had
no
problems, several cars
went over
the
side. Roger Mears
finished third. .
Bill's car, a Wells
Coyote
chassis,
powered
by a
355
c.i.
Chevy, had qualified fastest,
running
part
of
the
·
course
on
only 7 cylinders.
He
had
no
mechanical
problems
during
the
race,
and
the purse, fattened by
a nice
$15,000
.
That
doesn't
include the contingencies
and
little extras like airplane trips
and
electric· typewriters. ESPN was
there
to
film
the
race,
and
it'll
be
shown
on
August
4th
and
6th.
It
sounds
like Pike's Peak,
one
of
the oldest races in
the
dirt
, has
begun
to
get the
attention
it
deserves, once again. _
Brister
reports
that
the
next
hill climb, at
Land's
End
in
Grand
Junction,
Colorado,
on
August
31st,
would
be
a
good
one
for
some
of
the
short
course
cars
that
are running now.
He
says
the
purse
is
already
up
to
$50,000,
·
and
that
the
whole
town
gets
behind
the
· event,
putting
on
special events like a ·
Dan
Fogelberg concert,
to
draw
people.
He
says
the
hill
isn't
as
steep as ·Pike's Peak,
and
it's
a
bit
rougher.
We'd
love
to
·see
some
of
our
·
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October
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8th
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Rocky Point, Mexico
December
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8th
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se
Ol
ympia, Washington
October
12-14
Hi Desert
400
Bend, Oregon
November
17
Awards Party
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August
18
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August
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September
8-9
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Manistee, Michigan
October
26-28
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November
17-18
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December
8-9
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Carson City, Nevada
August
1984
January
5,
1985
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August
25-26
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September
29-30
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Buffalo, New York
October
13-14
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urse Race
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September
1-2
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September
22-23
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It
Was A Lucky
Number
For-The HDRA Who
Drew
.a
Whopping Entry For The 13th Annual Fireworks
150
B-y
Jean Calvin
.
The
gathering
of
the
faithful
to
the
annual
4th
of
July holiday
running
of
the
HORA
Fireworks
250
exceeded
the
wildest
dreams
of
Walt
Lott
and
his crew in
numbers,
and
in
smooth
organization
.
While
some
thought
two
races
in
five weeks
near
Barstow
would
weaken
both
events,
it
had
no
visible effect
on
the Fireworks
250.
Last year
the
well
over
200
car
entry
was
credited
to
the
fact
that
the
first ·
20
starting
spots
on
the
Frontier
500
would
go
to
the
first
20
overall
at
Barstow.
No
such
incentive,
not
all
that
popular
with
the
rank
and
file anyhow,
was offered this year. Still
the
entry
went
well
over
200,
with
210
cars actually taking
the
green
flag.
Such
support
for the classic
event
sure
indicates
that
desert
racing is
not
going downhill,
and
that
the
troops
will
turn
out
for-a
sure
thing ... a classic
and
long
standing
event
on
its traditional
date
and
site.
Borrowing
from
SCORE,
t
1
.e
HORA
moved
the
start
and
finish line
plus
the
pre-race
activity
from
the
dust
bin
at
the
Slash X
Ranch
used last year
to
the
complete
luxury (including
air
conditioning)
of
the
Barstow
.,
Community
College.
While
waiting in line a long
time
to
register
on
Saturday, competi-
tors
did
the wait
in
the
air
conditioned
student
union
area,
a factor
that
kept
the
workers
relatively sane during
the
long
day
that
began
at
seven
in
the
morning
and
ended
around
four
the
next
morning.
There
was
no
registration
on
the
Friday.
-
Contingency
donors
and
tech
inspectors
were
not
so
fortunate.
The
tech lines were long
and
slow
moving,
and
the
temperature
soared
to
1 l 4°F ·
by
noon,
starting
from
90
at
dawn.
It
was a
great
boon
to
all
when,
just
before
the
4 PM starting time, a
group
of
thunderheads
appeared
in
the
sky,
providing
an
immediate
drop
in
ambiant
temperature
and
some
shade
for
the
drivers sitting
in
their cars
waiting
out
the
start.
The
start
did
go quickly with
one
away
every 15
seconds,
and
all
had
cleared
the
area
by
a
good
20
minutes
before
the
first
of
the
fast cars came
around
on
the
initial
lap.
Of
course
the
thunderheads
also
dropped
some
Pagel
Above: In a reprise
of
the cover photo, there was wild action
at
the Infamous
power
line road crossing caught
by
Don
Baumunk
of
the
Metal
Works
and
Jim
Ober
of
Tracks/de Photos.
Dan
Hovis stands his 1-1600 on Its nose as
Sid
Le
Tourneau
approaches
In
his
1-
-
1600.
Both
cars
do
reverse
wheelies,
Hovis
starts
to
roll
In
front
of
Le
Tourneau, lands on his side, gets tapped, pops over again,
and
Le Tourneau goes on past. Neither
car
finished a lap.
cloudbursts
on
the
course,
and
close
behind
him.
Next
. came time, was Jack
Johnson,
and
then
before
Check
1, a flash flood met-
Terry
McDonald,
about
a
minute
came
the
herd
as all
but
four
the
first
competitors
on
the
first later
and
he was followed by covered
two
laps.
lap.
The
cool
water might have
Frank
Snook.
Surprising
the
pit
Along with
the
Snook
/
Arras
felt very good. folks,
the
next
car
on
the
road
Raceco
and
the
Lund
Chenowth,
The
course
was a
good
mix
of
was
the
Class 2
of
Dave Lewis,
contenders
Chet
and
Lloyd
the
best
of
the
traditional
turning fast lap
of
the day with
Huffman
were
done
in midway
Barstow
route
with
a few new
the
rotary
Mazda engine
in
the
too,
with
power
steering
and
spots
added
for spice, even a
bit
Raceco. Jack
Johnson,
Chen-
trans
failures.
Up
front
it
of
a silt bed. It was really rough in
owth,
was right in his
dust
;
next
narrowed
down
to
a
two
man
some
areas,
and
very fast, as in
in
Class 1, followed
by
Larry Job, battle between
solo
drivers
Tom
gas line
road
fast, in
other
who
did
not
make
another
lap, Koch
and
Jack
Johnson.
Jack,
stretches.
Overall
the
course
was
and
Mike
Lund,
Chenowth.
despite
the
flats
and
repeated fan
well liked
by
most
drivers,
who
Finishing lap 2, it was
the
belt
trouble, picked
up
over
two
thought
it
was a
true
Barstow Lewis
ctw
o seater first
on
the
minutes
on
Koch
on
the
third
run,
rough
enough
for
the
desert road, w,
ith
Tom
Koch
about
20
lap,
and,
heading
into
the
final
types
and
fast'
enough
to
make
· seconds back in his
dust.
It was
round,
Koch
was still first
on
the
the
Baja
runners
happy. five
minutes
before
McDonald
road
and
just
over
two
minutes
Class 1 was first away,
and
a arrived, retiring
to
his
pit
with ahead
on
total
time.
full
20,
most
of
them
serious myriad problems.
Soon
Snook
It
was tense when
the
cars were
contenders,
were
on
the
line. A
and
Lund
arrived in
the
same
due
at
the
now
dark
finish line.
couple
started
late; although -
dust
cloud,
and
Jack
Johnson
was
Tom
Koch sailed across
the
line
Tom
Mattingly was
only
minutes
back a bit, having flat tires
en
first,
but
Jack
Johnson
was close
off
time, Dave
Robinson
started
route
.
Half
way,
on
time
Tom
behind,
and
the
Las Vegas driver
well
ba5=k
among
the
Class 5s. Koch
had
a
four
minute
lead in
just
won
Class 1
and
overall
..
Tom
Koch was going
solo
in his Class 1, Mike
Lund
just
led
honors,
by
a
mere
21 seconds.
Raceco,
and
Tom,
at
#100,
got
Frank
Snook
by
fractions
of
a
Tom
Koch was totally dejected
the
gre~n flag first.
Tom
enjoyed
second,
but
neither
completed
after a near
perfect
four
laps.
his
dust
free
run
and
was first
the
third
lap.
Fourth
here,
about
Running
well all day, Lawrence
around
on
the
road
with
no
one
another
minute
down
on
elapsed
Noel
and
Tim
Kennedy were
Jack Johnson drove the Barbary Coast Chenowth
Magnµm
hard
and
fast,
and
Just
eked
out
the overall victory on the
Fireworks 250.
August
1984
Photos:
Trackside
Photo
Enterprises
solid in
third,
23
minutes
behind
the
leaders
but
half
an
hour
ahead
of
fourth
placing Ed
and
John
Mohr
in a Funco.
None
of
the
other
four finishers were
even close.
Class 2 was equally exciting,
and
after mechanical
trouble
struck
the
quick
running
Mazda/Raceco,
it was
just
as
close
combat
as Class
1.
The
28
car field
of
two
seaters was
stuffed with very fast drivers
and
cars,
but
none
could
touch
the
first
two
laps
of
Dave Lewis
and
Dave Simpson. After
two
laps
they were first
on
the
road,
having passed all
the
Class
ls,
and
in elapsed time
they
were a
full five minutes ahead
of
Tom
Koch
and
running
first overall.
But
mechanical
problems,
reported
to
be
oiling plugs in
the
rotary engine, lengthened their
lap times
by
25
minutes
and
dropped
them
to
fifth in class
at
the
flag.
Meanwhile
the
Raceco
of
Brian Collins
and
Ken
Cox
was
running
second
midway,
ten
minutes
down
with
a
pair
of
1:
14
laps
turned
in
by
Co~.
Danny
Letner was
just
two
minutes back
with a
pair
of
1:
15s, in his
Porsche
6
Raceco;
Mark
McMillin,
in
a
Porsche
· 6
Chenowth
was
another
five
minutes
back, followed
by
a pack
in
close quarters.
Contender
Jim
Sumners
suffered flats
on
the
first lap
and
never
got
the
time
back. Gregg
Symonds/Jake
Fogg
had
first lap woes,
then
did
a
1:14,
then
vanished
onto
the
trailer,
and
.17
completed
three
laps.
Now
Collins/Cox
had
about
minutes lead
over
both
Mark
McMillin
and
Danny
Letner,
who
were virtually tied
on
total time,
and
Lewis was
another
three
minutes
back.
Close
enough
to
pounce,
Scott
and
Corky
McMillin,
also
Porsche powered, were
only
another
five minutes
out,
and
the
race was
on
as darkness fell.
The
Lewis
/Si
mpson
entry
got
stuck
with a dead engine in a
ditch, which
put
them
back
one
place,
but
up
front
little changed.
Collins
did
a 1: 19
on
the
last go
to
win Class 2
and
place
third
overall.
Mark
McMillin was a
minute
faster
on
the
last lap,
but
finished second,
fourth
overall,
closely tagged
by
.
Danny
Letner
who
was fifth overall.
Scott
Dusty
Times
in numbers was the two seat
variety,
but
the single seaters
seemed just
as
quick
on
the
race
course.
The
first lap leader was
the two seat Bunderson
of
Terry
and
Tim
Bell,
the
team
that
just
missed beating an unlimited car
by a minute for the overall win
at
the Delamar 400;
The
Bell's
1:19.38
was also the fast lap
of
the day for the class.
The
Phil
Bowers/
John
Slager Funco and
the
Chuck
Sugar/ Dave Snoddy
team,
both
in single seaters, were
nearly tied,
another
minute back,
and half a dozen were in the 1 :23
range.
Tom
Koch
started
first
In
his
Raceco, was
first
on
the
road
all
day,
but
Tom
ended
up
second In Class 1
by
a dismal margin
of
only 21 seconds.
Midway
the
Bells held their
lead
by
about
four minutes over
Richard Binder/
Wayne
Mat-
thews,
who
had
half a minute
on
Bowers/Slager.
Fred
Ronn
/
John
Love were in the
hunt
now,
another two minutes out; next
came
Tom
and
Mike McDonnell,
Jim
and
Mike Zupanovich, and
James
Ward
and Terry/effers, all
running a total time o
2:49
and
change. Things really got tight
after three laps
of
the
60
mile
route, and
now
the daylight was
fading as well. Fred
Ronn
/
John
Love had taken over
the
lead
when
the
Bells
dropped
nearly
ten minutes,
but
were still only
13 seconds behind.
Ward
and
Jeffers,
who
started last, were just
another
odd
.•
minute
back,
McMillin whipped
off
a fast final
round
of
1:
15
to
zoom
into
fourth
in class, sixth overall.
Class
10
was
up
next,
and
this
was some group,
30
strong
and
a
very quick bunch.
To
no
one's
surprise
the
first lap leader was
young
Rob
MacCachren in · his
Bunderson with fast lap for the
class
of
1:
15.18.
While
the
13th
annual race
brought
Rob
a
starting
number
of
1013,
it
wasn't lucky for him, and he was
seen
no
more
after the first lap.
About
four minutes back here,
Steve
and
Dennis Casagrande
had
the
Toyota powered Hi
Jumper singing, with a
1:
17
second lap
to
take a strong lead in
class
of
two minutes over Jerry
and Bob Leighton, who
had
a
one
minute margin
on
Cortney
and
Laird
Whipple
.
Half
the
field
were only minutes back.
Jerry Leighton
had
lost third
gear completely when he handed
over
to
brother
Bob, who was the
anchor
man
.
Many
of
the
favorites were in trouble. Among
the
missing
were
Steve
Sourapas
/
Dave
Richardson,
Jack Irvine/ Kit
Trenholm,
and
Jim Stiles, who
didn't
do
a lap. In
· trouble was Ray Aragon, with a
burned
out
wiring harness,
but
he
carried
on
to
finish, well
down
the
ranks. Moving ahead smartly
here were Steve Tetrick/ Randy
Snyder
and Bill Sallenbach/
Mike
Bird, while Larry Bolin
survived a roll over
to
eventually
finish sixth.
After
three
rounds
the
Casagrandes were well
out
front
with close
to
six minutes lead
over
the
Leightons.
The
Whipples were
another
three
minutes
out,
and moving
up
to
challenge were Greg
Aronson
/
Craig
Watkins
in their Raceco,
now
just five minutes
behind
the
Whipples.
On
the final lap
the
Casagrande Hi Jumper lost
the
CV
joint
bolts in the dark, lost
nearly an
hour
in repairs,
and
lost
the
ballgame, coming in .ninth.
Up
front
Bob Leighton stopped
to
check things
out
when his oil
Dusty
Times
and
generator light came
on,
but
the
Whipple
Funco also lost a
good
ten
minutes
on
the leg.
Craig
Watkins
pulled
out
all the
stops
and
leaped quickly
into
second place,
just
over a minute
off
the
pace
of
the winning team,
Jerry
and
Bob Leighton in a
most
exciting finish.
The
Whipples
were third,
about
seven minutes
back,
and
Steve Tetrick/ Randy
Snyder got their new
ORE
home
fourth, followed by the Raceco
of
Bill Sallenbach/ Mike Bird.
Next
to
tackle the rugged
desert were the
38
in Class 1-2-
1600,
the
largest class in
the
race.
The
dominant
type
of
car by far
Splashing through the unexpected water, Dave Lewis anci Dave Simpson had
the rotary powered Raceco leading overall for the first two laps.
Brian Collins
and
Ken
Cox
won Class 2 In the Raceco, taking the lead on lap 3,
and
holding on
to
take the checkered flag first
by
minutes.
August
1984
II
followed in a
minute
McDonnells.
Barstow resident James
Ward
got a good final lap together,
and
he
and
Terry Jeffers pulled
out
anqther big win
on
their
home
course in the single seat AFB
Outlaw
that
ran
without
problems
all
the
way. Both
Ronn
/ Love and the McDonnells
failed
to
finish so Terry and
Tim
Bell, despite.
more
woes
on
course, got back into second
place
at
the flag. Jim
and
Mike
Zupanovich were just a couple
minutes behind in third, closely
tagged by Rodney Godsell and
Dave
Marini. Binder
/Matthews
nailed fifth,
not
far ahead
of
both
John
Swift/
Glenn
Harris
and
Dave
Parsons/Rick
Lind,
just
one
second apart for sixth
and
seventh
spot
. All
but
a few
of
the
KEEPS-
ON
WINNING!
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3rd
- Roger Mears 6th - Ralph Bruning
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1st CL 5 -
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1st CL 6 - Larry
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1st CL 7 - Mario Alesi
1st CL 9 - Mark
Johnson
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Page9
Mark
McMlll/n
,
with
Gary
Arnold
ri
ding
along
,
hauled
the Porsche Class
10
was
an
extremely
close
contest
with a
tri
o of leaders.
Greg
Aronson
and
Craig
wa,klns
turned
four
laps In
good
time, a
6
powered
Chenowth
I
nto
a
close
second
In Class 2
and
a fine
Jer
ry
and
Bob
Le
l
gthton
led
when
It
counted
,
under
the
checkered
qu
i
ck
one
on
the
final
round
,
and
the team
put
the Raceco
hom
e
fourth
overall
. · flag
for
the
big
win
.-
second
In Class 10.
Steve Casagrande
came
back
to Class 10 In style, leading the
two
Starting
last
In a
38
car
field
did
not
slow
James Ward
and
Terry
First
lap
leaders In 1-2-1600,
Terry
and
Tim
Bell
had
trouble
later
middle
laps,
but
he
dropped
to
ninth
with
mechanical
problems
on
Jeffers
game
plan
.
They
won
1-2-1600
honors
by
a
full
five
on
,-
got
fixed
and
came
back
to take
second
In class In
their
the last lap.
minutes
In the
Outlaw
.
Bunderson
..
This
is
the system
run by most
off
road race
winners
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rom
uma,
Richard
Binder
and
Wayne Mathews were
up
as
high
as
second
In 1-2-1600 ranks,
but
late
breaking
trouble
dropped
them
to fifth.
Soaring
at
the
nasty
road
crossing, Dave
Shoppe
held
the
Ford
together
to
take the
big
victory
In
Class
8,
his
fourth
for
the
1984 season.
Malcolm
Vln/e
and
Mark
Hansen
won
the
tightest
race
of
the
meetln
Class 5,
taking
the
victory
on
the
last
lap
dash
with
only
a
four
second
margin.
The
Ghia
driven
by
Christopher
Nell
and
Jerry
MIiier
Is as
fast as
It
looks
,
and
the
team
brought
their
new
racer
home
third
In Class 5:
August
1984
Marlo
Alesi
won
the
two
car
contest
In Class 7,
bringing
the
Nissan
around
four
laps In
good
time
scoring
a desert
win
for
Jim
Conner
.
Midway In the Class Ii Battle,
Greg
and
Ron
Klshlyama h!Jd
their
older
Ford
In
third
spot,
but
troubles
on
course
kept
the
brothers
from
a finish.
Greg
Diehl
and
Brad
Person
led
Class 5
all
the
way
on
the
.
road
,
missed
the
finish
line
check
and
had
to
settle
for
second
In the Baja
Bug
'bunch.
A
sentimental
favorite
had
to
be
the
"
Thing"
of
Mark
Strockls
and
Bob
Bertram.
Despite
nose
stands the team
fin
i
shed
the
race,
fifth
In Class 5.
Dusty
Times
·
Mark Johnson
and
Kent Richardson had a huge lead
In
Class 9 John Randall found the right groove
at
Barstow for his Jeep
starting the final lap; despite troubles then, they won the 40 horse Honcho,
and
he took the Class 4 title home to Arizona despite a
class honors. · time penalty. -
Mike
and
Roy Taylor led 3
of
the 4 laps In the big,
20
Bug
5-1600
field,
and
the Taylors nabbed the victory by about minutes.
i i
18 finishers were
just
a few clicks
Mark
Hansen
found
some
extra finish line a winner,
but
the
apart
all
the
way
down
the
line. time
in
the
night,
and
went
driver
did
not
stop
long
enough
Class 7 fielded
just
two
trucks,
around
more
than
four
minutes
to
get a· ticket,
and
had
to
back
up
the
Ford
Ranger
of
Man~y
and
faster
than
Diehl/Person,
to to
the
line
and
get the chit before
T
udy
Esquerra
and
the
Nissan
of
claim
the
Class 5 victory for
the
car
was timed.
This
action
Mario
Alesi
and
Jim
Conner.
himself
and Malcolm Vinje. gave Vinje/ Hansen
the
victory
Still, it
looked
like a race after Diehl actually arrived
at
the by
the
slim edge
of
four seconds.
Neil
and
Miller were
about
11
minutes
down
in third,
and
four
others
finished, well back
on
time.
Class
9
looked
good
at
Barstow
with
again,
eleven
starters. A
couple
of
the
favorites .
fell
on
evil times. Defending
HORA
f>Oints
champ
Alex
Decuir rolled badly
and
went
to
the hospital
for
a
bhef
stay.
Mint
400
champs
Larry
and
Jeff
Watson
had
front
end
trouble
one
lap as Alesi, driving Roger
Mears'
desert
rig,
led
by merely
six seconds. Esquerra was first
on
the road approaching the line
after
two
laps,
but
the
truck
was
stuck
in gear,
and
he
stopped
short
of
the timing line
and
took
about
35
minutes
to
change the
trans. Despite
some
electrical
trouble, Alesi never
looked
back.
Although
Esquerra
made
back
some
of
the
lost
time, Mario
Alesi
won
the
duel by 20
minutes.
Cl~ss
8,
oddly
enough,
followed Class 7
at
the
start,
and
a
husky
eleven
of
the
biggies were
on
hand.
After
one
lap it
looked
like a walk-a-way for
Walker
Evans
in
his Dodge, with a
one
lap
edge
of
four
minutes
over
Stan
Gilbert
/
Charlotte
Corral,
Ford,
and
the
Ford
of
Dave
Shoppe
/ Jeff
Yocum
was
another
minute
back. Evans
continued
at
a quick pace,
and
midway
he
led
Shoppe
by
eleven
minutes
.
Gilbert,
with
some
trouble
was
down
in
fourth
behind
the
older
Ford
of
Greg
and
Ron
Kishi1ama,
who
sadly,
did
not
complete
another
round
.
Trouble
in
the
·
form
·
of
a
broken
spring
stuck
the
leading
Dodge
, and
Walker
lost close
to
an
hour
getting
found
and
getting
fixed.
Up
front
after three laps
it
was Dave
Shoppe,
with 16
minutes
in
hand
over
Gilbert
.
Stan
picked
up
about
seven
minute
s
on
the
last lap,
but
it
wasn't
enough. Dave
Shoppe
won
again
on
the
desert in his
Ford
that
the
Goodyear
folks call
their insurance policy.
Gilbert
was
about
eight
minutes
back
at
the
flag.
Walker
Evans'
came
in
third
over
half
an
hour
later,
and
the Dodge
quit
right
at
the
finish
line,
and
went
into
impound
ignominiously
on
the
end
of
a
tow
rope.
The
last finisher was
the
Ford
of
Vin
Fugate
and
Merlin
Johnson;
about
two
hours
later.
Eleven were
on
hand
l~
( Class
5,
a fine group,
but
after
tne
first
lap
it
turned
into
a two Bug race.
Greg Diehl
and
Brad Person got
the fast lap
and
a
good
lead
on
lap
1
with
a keen 1:20.24. Veterans
Malcolm
Vinje
and
Mark
Hansen were
just
under
six
minutes
back,
and
three
minutes
ahead
of
Christopher
Neil
and
Jerry Miller,
who
had their
trouble
on
the
next
lap. Midway
Vinje/ Hansen closed
the
gap
to
just
over
three minutes,
but
Diehl
and
Person
had
.
the
good
lead.
They
turned
up
the wick
to
gain a
couple
minutes
on
the
third
lap
over
Vinje
and
Hansen.
Doing
the
anchor
man
bit,
Dusty
Times
·
¢ ¢ ¢
INCREDIBLEI
IN
THE
MINT
400
21.4%
OF
THE
WHEEL
POSITIONS
WERE
OCCUPIED
BY
OUR
TIRESI
AND, 26.5% OF
THE
CARS STARTED
THE
ROUGH
'N TOUGH·
MINT
ADVENTURE WITH DURABLE
TECTIRA
TIRES!
THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY!
Yes, we
checked
them
off
the
line
...
more
race
car
wheels
sported
TECTIRA
TIRES
than
any
other
brand
..
.
and
more
cars
had 'em on! In
fact,
nearly
38%
of
the
tires
responding
to
the
green
flag
employed
the
design
skill and
construction
expertise
that
is
our
heritage!
3 FIRSTS IN CLASS, 5
SECONDS,
7
THIRDS!
A
pretty
outstanding
day
on
the
course
for
a
product
that's
only
been
around
a
year
and a half.
We
congratulate
all the
winning
drivers
and
their
crews!
When
TOTAL
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1984
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11
right from
the
start
on
their
Hi
Jumper,
and
so
it
went.
One
team
that
had
no
trouble
early was
Mark
Johnson
and
Kent
Richardson
in a
Hi
Jumper.
They
got fast lap
on
the
first
one
of
1:24.58,
continued
swiftly
to
hold
an
eleven
minute
lead
over
Tom
and
Don
Denault,
Chenowth
at
mid
distance.
The
leaders
did
a
third
fast lap
to
have
a big edge heading
down
the
home
stretch.
Although
they lost
20
minutes
on
the
last lap, everyone else
had
trouble
too
,
and
Mark
Johnson
and
Kent Richardson scored
an
18
minute
victory in Class 9.
Running a quick
and
steady pace,
Ted
Armstrong
and
Tom
Moessner
had
a good.second
half
and
came in second in a Fuoco.
Tom
and
Don
Denault,
who
lost
half
an
hour
on
the
third
go,
survived
to
take third,
just
three
minutes ahead
of
the W atsons,
who
had
eight
minutes
on
Larry
Webster
and
Shelton
Lowery.
Class 4 had a keen eight
chargers
on
the line, five Jeeps,
two Dodges
and
a Chevy.
John
Randall
took
off
like a
rocket
in
his
Honcho,
beating favored
Rod
Hall by four minutes
on
lap 1,
and
the
Tom
Strong
/
Steve
Borden Chevy was only a
minute
behind
Hall's Dodge.
Tim
and
Chris
Casey,
Honcho
, were
another
12
minutes
behind
the
leaders. Midwav
Rod
Hall closed
up
on
John
Randall, cutting the
~ep's
lead
to
one
slim minute,
and
Strong
was
out
. After
refueling,
John
Randall
turned
a
pair
of
1
:38
laps,
kept
the
Jeep
tidy
and
intact,
and
literally flew
across
the
finish line, scattering
the spectators in his charge
to
the
checkered flag. Randall was
assessed a
four
minute
penalty
for
his actions,
but
he
still
managed the victory over rival
Rod
Hall by two
minutes
.
The
Caseys were a long third, an
hour
later,
and
nearly
another
passed
before
the
Honcho
of
Vern
Roberts
and
Bill.
Donahoe
came
in,
the
last Class 4 finisher.
A full
20
appeared
for
the
contest
in
5-
1600, a great
group
of
which nine were destined
to
finish. After the first lap
it
was
very tight
among
the leaders.
Mike
and
Roy
Taylor
held a slim
edge
of
two
minutes
over Bill
Raybould
/
Doug
Smith
who
were less
than
a
minute
ahead
of
Dan
Naylor/ Max. Razo, Jr.,
and
four
more
were within a few
minutes
time. Five, including
one
of
the favorite teams, Mark
Steele
and
John
Johnson,
down
with
torsion
bar
trouble, failed
to
come
around.
After
two
laps
Naylor
and
Razo
had
turned
fast
lap for the class, a 1 :
39
.58,
on
the
second go
and
took
over
the
lead
bv
54
seconds over the Taylors,
who
were nine minutes
to
the
good
on
Raybould/Smith
and
a
half
dozen
more
were within .
striking distance.
Starting well back in
the
line
up,
the 5-1600s were
into
darkness
on
the
third
lap. Here
the Las Vegas team
of
Norm
Shaw
and
Randy
Garland
made
up
time,
to
be
second by
11
minutes
behind
the
Taylors.
Raybould/ Smith lost nearly
20
minutes,
and
Naylor/ Razo did
the same,
and
did
not
finish the
· final lap. Shaw
and
Garland
poured
on
the coal
on
lap 4,
doing
a fine 1 :51
on
the rough
course, six minutes
quicker
than
the Taylors. But, Mike
and
Roy
Taylor
had
amassed
an
uncatch-
able lead,
and
they
won
the
class
handily by
minutes over
Norm
Shaw
and
Randy
Garland
in
one
of
the many close contests
in
the
· event.
Raybould
and
Smith
stayed in third, followed
by
Dave
Girdner
and
Leroy
Perfect,
and
a
bunch
of
the nine
finishers were
in
a tight time
warp
at
the
checkered flag,
Four
were
on
hand
for Class 6
honors,
and
none
could
finish
four laps. Missing early was the
Ford
Maverick
of
Bill
McDon
-
nold
and
Dave Federwisch,
and
the
AMC
Pacer
of
Larry
and
Bob
Stone
man
aged two, well over
four
hour
laps.
The
class
belonged
once
again
to
Larry
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August
1984
Schwacofer
and
Sid Spralding
in
the '55 Chevy. Schwacofer,
who
did
three
laps in 6:13.11, pulled
in
voluntarily
then,
saying he had
changed axles twice
and
was
out
of
parts. He was gambling
that
Jim Madison
and
Mick
Newton,
Chevy Nova, could
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250
BARSTOW
JULY 6-8,
1984-
RESULTS
Pas
.
Car
#
Driver(s)
Vehicle
Time
Pos
.
0/A
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
1.
2.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Class
1 -
Unlimited
Single
Seat
-
20
start
- 8
finish
- 4
laps
104
Jack
Johnson
(solo)
Chenowth
Magnum
4:
57
.
14
100
Tom
Koch
(solo)
Aaceco
4:
57
.
35
115
Lawrence
Noel
/
Tim
Kennedy
5:
20
:
38
105
Ed
Mohr
/
John
Mohr
Funco
SS
2 5:
51
.
04
116
Kevin
Derby
/
Todd
Davis
Funco
6:
31.40
Class
2 -
Unlimited
Two
Seat
-
28
start
-
12
finish
- 4
laps
221
Brian
Collins/Ken
Cox
Aaceco
5:
06
.
07
207
Mark
McMillin/Gary
Arnold
Chenowth
/
Porsche
5:
09.45
208
Danny
Leiner/Kori
Vasquez
Aaceco
/
Porsche
5:
11
.
51
·
211
Scon
McMillin
/
Corky
McMillin
Chenowth
/
Porsche
5:
14
.
27
200
Dave
lewis/
Dave
Simpson
Aaceco
/
Mazda
5:
24
.
32
Class
1-2-1600 -
Restricted
1600cc
-
38
start
-
18
finish
- 4
laps
1299
·
Jajlles
Ward
/
Terry
Jeffe
rs
AFB
Outlaw
5:
44
.
08
1221
Terry
Bell
/
Tim
Bell
Bunderson
5:
49
.
14
1226
Jim
&
Mike
Zupanovich
.
Aaceco
5:
51.44
1214
Rodney
Godsell
/
Dave
Marini
Chenowth
5:
55
.
07
1230
Richard
Binder
/
Wayne
Matthews
ORBS
Special
6:
00
.
59
1
2
7
20
46
3
4
5
6
8
15
19
24
25
27
Class
3 - Short
WB
Unlimited 4 x 4 - 13 start - 4 finish - 4
laps
302
J.M
..
Greg
& Mi
ke
Bragg
Jeep
CJ
7 8:
01.
51
·
308
Kenneth
Nance
/
Dennis
Alhemire
Ford
Bronco
8:
35
.
20
307
Marshall
Mahr
/
Michael
Mahr
Jeepster
9:
16
.
42
303
Don
Coffland
/
Buck
Griffin
Jeep
CJ
8 9:
40
.
32
305
Doug
Robinson
/
Ken
Robinson
Jeep
CJ
7 6:
41.33
Class
4 -
Long
WB
Unlimited
4 x 4 - 8
start
- 4
finish
- 4
laps
402
John
Randall
/
Jimmy
Jordan
Jeep
Honcho
6:
28
.
36
405
Rod
Hall
/
Jim
Fri
c
ke
r
Dodge
PU
6:
30
.
37
404
Tim
Casey
/
Chris
Casev
Jeep
Honcho
7:
40
.
56
400
Vernon
Roberts
/
Bill
Donahoe
Jeep
Hon
c
ho
8:
30
.
24
406
Bill
Oickton
/
lynn
Oi
c
kton
Dodge
7:
47
.
10
Class
5 -
Unlimited
Baja
Bug
-
11
start
- 7
finish
- 4
laps
75
85
90
94
(3
lap
s)
44
*
45
69
*
84
(3
lap
s)
503
Malcolm
Vinje
/
Mark
Hansen
Baja
Bug
5:
51.34
21
501
Greg
Diehl
/
Brad
Person
Baja
Bug
5:5
1.3
8 22*
549
Christoph
er
Neil
/
Jerry
Miller
KG
Ba
ja
Bug
6:12.
54
36
500
Bruce
Whittig
/
John
Aonnerud
Ba
ja
Bug
7:
28
.
05
65
508
Mark
Strocki
s/
Bob
Bertram
Baja
Bug
181
· 7:31.52 67
Class
5-1600 -
1600cc
Restricted
Baja
Bug
-
20
start
- 9
finish
~
4
laps
573
Mike
Taylor
/
Roy
Taylor
Baja
Bug
7:
23
.
36
63
559
Norm
Shaw
/
Randy
Garland
Baja
Bug
7:
28
.
09
66
561
Bill
Raybould
/
Doug
Smith
Baja
Bug
7:
50
.
48
71
598
David
Gi
rdner
/
Leroy
Perfect
Baja
Bug
8:
04
.
24
76
565
Brad
Wright
/
Brian
Wr
i
ght
Baja
Bug
8:
11.39
78
Class
6 -
Sedans
- 4
start
- 0
finish
- 4
laps
602
Larry
Schwacofer
/
Sid
Sprald
i
ng
·
55
Chevy
6:
13
.
11
(3
laps)
601
Jim
Mad
i
son
/ Mi
ck
Newton
.
Chevy
Nova
7:
12
.
20
(2
laps
)
Class
7 - Unlimited
Mini
Pickup
- 2 start - 2 finish - 4
laps
729
Mario
Alesi
/Jim
Conner
Ni
ssan
6:
23
.
12
43
700
Manny
Esquerra
/
Tudy
Esquerra
Ford
Ranger
6:
43
.
59
53
Class
7S
- Stock
Mini
Truck - 8 start - 3 finish - 4
laps
738
Willie
Valdez
/
Michael
Schwartz
Ford
Ranger
7:
46
.
27
732
Spencer
Low
/
Paul
Delang
Nissan
8:
05
.
46
734
Mike
Falkosky
/
Pat
Falkosky
Toyota
8:
23
.
19
737
Dick
landfield/
Matt
landfield
Fo
rd
Ranger
9:
22
.
51
Class
8 -
Pickup
-
11
start - 4 finish - 4
laps
802
Dave
Shoppe
/Jeff
Yocum
Ford
6:
04
.
55
805
Stan
Gilbert
/
Charlotte
Corral
Ford
6:
13.06
808
Walker
Evans
/
Bob
Ritzman
Dodge
6:
49.41
813
Vin
Fugate
/
Merlin
Johnson
Ford
8:
37
.
37
800
Steve
McEachern
/
Jim
Qu
i
nn
Chevrolet
6:
42
.
13
Class
9 -
1200cc
Single
Seat
-
11
start
- 8
finish
- 4
laps
70
77
82
(3
laps
)
29
37
56
86
(3
laps)
1.
906
Mark
Johnson
/
Kent
Richardson
Hi
Jumpe
r 6:
03
.
45
28
2.
901
Ted
Armstrong/Tom
Moessner
Funco
SS
2 6:
22
.
25
42
3.
900
Tom
DeNault
/
Oon
DeNault
Chenowth
1000
6:
47
.
15
54
4.
902
Larry
Watson
/Jeff
Watson
Hi
Jumper
6:
51
.
20
57
5.
904
Larry
Webster
/
Shelton
Lowery
Funco
6:
59
.
29
61
Class
10
-
Unlimited
1650cc
-
30
start
-
17
finish
- 4
laps
1.
1019
Jerry
Leighton/Bob
Leighton
LAP
5:
26
.
32
9
2.
1027
Greg
Aronson
/
Craig
Watkins
Aaceco
5:
27
.
43
10
·
3.
1001
Cortney
'Nhipple
/ laird
Whipple
,
Jr
.
Funco
5:
34
.
36
13
4.
1018
Steven
Tetrick
/
Randy
Snyder
ORE
5:
39
.
29
14
5.
1031
Bill
Sallenbach
/
Mike
Bird
Aaceco
5:
46
.
50
16
NISSAN
CUP
-
Stock
Nis,san
4 x 4 - 6
start
- 3
finish
- 3
laps
1.
775
Jorge
Souto
/
Sergio
Duron
Nissan
7:
35
.
31
2.
773
Dick
Starita
/
Alan
Starita
Nissan
8:
11.51
3.
776
Myron
Croel
/
Benjamin
Croel
Nissan
9:
20
.
55
4.
777
Larry
Olsen
( leslie
Olsen
Nissan
6:
06
.
39
(2
laps)
Total Time includes penalty.
Total starters
-4
Laps-
204 Total
finishers
- 4
laps
-
96
-
47
.05%
Nissan
Cup
starters 6
finishers
- 3 '
laps
- 3 -
50%
Race Distance - Approxir:nately 60 miles the lap
Time Allowance -
10
hours
Fast Lap - #200 - Dave Lewis/ Dave Simpson - 1 :08.
37
- Raceco/Mazda Rotary
DustyTimcs
nme.
oug
t ey were
secon
,
the
Madison
team
only
covered
two
rounds
before
retiring.
The
7S
group
held a mixed bag
of
eight starters,
and
it was a
good
contest
for
a time. Fastest lap
for
the
class, a
1:45.30,
went
to
the
Ford
Ranger
of
Dick
and
Matt
Landfield,
but
Spencer Low/
Paul
Delang, Nissan, were
just
two
minutes
slower,
and
Willie
Valdez,
Ford
Ranger,
was
another
minute
back.
The
Landfields
had
problems
on
the
next
round,
and
2 ½
hours
worth
of
down
time
on
the
third
lap
and
retired. Midway Willie Valdez
took
over
top
spot,
having a
good
margin
of
13
minutes
over
Mike
and
Pat Falkosky,
Toyota,
who
were merely
two
minutes
ahead
of
Low
and
Delang.
Half
the
field
was already
on
the
trailer.
a
ez
ung
onto
t e lead
heading
into
the
last lap,
with
about
nine
minutes
in
hand
over
the
Nissan,
and
the
Toyota
lost
ten minutes
out
in
the
desert.
All
stayed
in
position
to
the
checkered flag. Valdez
won
easily
keeping his nine
minute
margin
over
Low,
who
was comfortable
with 17
minutes
and
change
to
the
good
over
the
Falkoskys.
For
a
time
it
had
been a close
encounter
for
the
three
finishers.
A healthy
bunch
of
lJ
Class
3s, mostly Jeeps, arrived
at
the
start.
While
some
questioned
their last starting
slot
_
on
the
line,
the
total elapsed times
pretty
well
proved
it a
proper
spot.
Don
Adams
was busy
at
Pikes Peak,
and
the ETs were slower for the
·
stocker
bobtails with
only
a few
lap times
under
two
hours
.
One
team going quickly initially was
Doug
and
Ken
Robinson,
with
their
CJ
7 newly re-suspended
by
Warren
Baird.
The
Robinsons
were the first lap leader, a little
over
a
minute
faster
than
the
Chevy
of
Steve Olliges
and
Jim
Yacksyzn,
who
were a
minute
up
on
J.M. Bragg in his
CJ
7. Next
came
the
CJ
of
Marshall
and
Mike
Mahr,
but
they
had
an
hour
down
time
on
the
second
round.
Midway Bragg
whipped
into
the
lead with a 1
:50
.
23
second
lap,
fastest for
the
class.
The
Olliges
Chevy was
nine
minutes
down,
and
Ken Nance
and
Dennis
Alhemire
had
their
Bronco
just
a
few
seconds
ahead
of
the
Robinsons.
Bragg
continued
to
widen his
lead
on
the
third
round,
the
Chevy lost a
couple
of
hours
and
Dan
Naylor
and
Max
Razo, Jr. flew Into the
5-1600
lead
midway
in the fray, but troubles put them down,
and
finally .
out
before the finish line.
Norm
Shaw
and
Randy
Garland
drove
a
good
and
steady
pace
to
put
their
Bug
Into
a
solid
second
place
In
hard
fought
5-1600
competition.
Sedan
master
of
the
desert, the
old
Chevy
of
Larry
Schwacofer
and
Sid
Spradling
did
three
good
laps
before
retiring
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Buck Griffin.
After
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short
delay-on
the
line,
the
half
dozen Nissan
Cup
racers
started
their
three
lap trek. Jorge
Souto
led
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first lap
by
a
minute
over Barstow drivers
Myron
and Ben Croel.
After
two
i
laps
Souto
increased his lead
to
12 minutes,
and
he
was never
threatened en
route
to
victory.
Croel
lost
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an
hour
on
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behmd
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Alan
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laps.
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hour
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On
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Barstow,
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Page
13
' I
TORONTO
SUPERCROSS
·
The Showdown Race
for
the BFGoodrich/
Score Canada Triple Crown
By
Cam
McRae
A formidable front line trio for the main event shows Scott GIiiman, Chenowth,
front
and
center, flanked
by
Scott Taylor, Pro-Tech, right,
and
Ernie Jaku-
bowski, Mantis, with a fast herd right on their tall pipes over the first
Jump.
When
the
sixty
thousand
Montreal
three times,
but
not
in
spectators
went
home
from
the
the last
two
years.
West
coast
Montreal
Supercross, the
crowd
star
Scott
Gillman
had
buzzed with the solid satisfaction
dominated
Montreal
in
1983,
that
comes
from
being truly
but
this year
he
could
only
entertained
. It
had
been a great manage a
distant
second
to
the
· night,
and
for
the
fans
it was all
flying
McPherson.
Bil
I
over.'til
next
year.
For
the thirty
Lefeuvre's
previous
stadium
odd
drivers, however, next week
attempts
had
been
marred by
loomed
as a critical race in their
equipment
. failure. A new BFG
careers.
Only
six days later in
sponsored
Berrien was
supposed
Toronto,
the
outcome
of
the
to
end
all that,
but
in
Montreal
a
final
round
of
the
BFGoodrich
CV
joint
collapsed . . .
Triple
Crown
would
reveal a Jimmy
Crowder,
Tallahassee,
"King
of
the
Hill."
The
Florida,
and
Texas
Joe
Furlongt
Championship
had
nothing
to
do
from
San
Antonio
had
towed a
with
it;
Ontario's
John
long way.
Theymadenosecretof
McPherson
already
had
that
their desire
to
prove
that
the
sewn
up
b'{
vi.rtue
of
hi.s
wi.ns
~t
southland
could
run
with
the
Vancouver
and
Montreal. Nope!
best
from
the
nortli
and
west. Lee·
The
Toronto
contest
involved
Wuesthoff,
of
Mequon,
pride,
ego, personal
determina-
Wisconsin,
had
surprised
tion
and
a raft
of
east/ west, everyone with a
good
showing
at
north
/
south
and
Can
/
Am
rival- Montreal. A seasoned
"outdoor
"
ries. All
of
the
top
runners
had
a 'racer, fresh
from
a win
at
strong
vested interest.
Wisconsin's
Memorial Day
100
,
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Scotts,
Gillman
and
it
wa
s I,,ee's
turn
to
make
the
Taylor
,
had
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reputations
to
transition
to
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From
Belvidere, 1llinois,
Th
e
pre
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Scott
Ta
!or
had
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at
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Photos
: Danny McKenzie
first
stadium
win in
front
of
a
hometown
crowd
.
There
was
speculation
that
his
radical
Mantis
wasn't
suited
to
the
short,
choppy
stadium tracks.
Rumor
also suggested
that
Ernie was
"endo
-shy." Had his history
of
wild accidents left him slow
off
the jumps? As for McPherson, at
two for two, he was going for the
hat
trick!
The
rest
of
the field was
just
as hungry; making
it
to
the
feature was a prize in itself. ·
By
the
night
of
the
race
everyone was totally
pumped
up
.
Light hearted
banter
had given
way
to
quiet
determination
. Easy
smiles were replaced
by
curt
nods
of
recognition.
Score
Canada's
event
staff fueled the,
fires
by
_ carefully seeding the
three qualifying races with equal
numbers
.
of
favorites, maybes _ ·
and
also-rans.
Four
froin each
seven lap qualifying heat
and
two
from a five lap consolation race
would
go
to
the final, the main
event.
The
track was fast with
lots
of
racing
room
-
no
excuses!
When
the first wave lined
up
under
the
TV
lights,
the
Canadian National Exhibition
Stadium
in
Toronto
was roaring
with cheers
from
40,000
fans.
John
Becka,
from
Derry
, N.H.,
won
the
start
only
to
barrel· roll
on
tll
f secon~ lap, sending the
hay bales flying. Lee
Wuesthoff
was right there
to
take the lead,
and
Bill Lefeuvre,
of
Ontario,
used the confusion
to
pass
two
cars
and
move
into
second.
Although
nothing changed at the
front, back in fourth
spot,
Butch
Peterson,
from
Orlando,
Florida,
threw all his tricks
at
third
place
Dave Lofland, Palmy,ra, N.J., for
five laps,
but
couldn't
get
by
.
Wuesthoff
won
the heat,
and
also going
into
the main event
were Bill Lefeuvre, Dave Lofland
and Butch Peterson.
The
second qualifier
brought
out
Furlong, McPherson and
Gillman
.
They
·
made
their
statement early, streaking away
from the field.
Only
Allen
Andreoli, Collinsville,
Conn.,
could stay with them.
Toronto's
Blair Bassett
provided
the
show
in
this race. Victim
of
a terrible
start,
by
the
time Bassett
got
his
act
together,
Gillman
and
McPherson
were
on
his tail,
trying
to
lap him. A recently
unretired veteran
off
roader,
Blair was
not
about
to
let his
Chenowth
be
lapped
by
anyone.
Scott
Gillman tried,
but
Bassett's
inspired drive held
him
off
.
With
three laps
to
go, Gillman
had
made his
point
in
the
Magnum.
Backing off, Gillman
dropped
back
to
third
to
pick
up
an
advantageous starting
position
in
the feature.
Andreoli
broke,
so
Joel
Croft,
Guelph,
Ontario,
who
had
worked
_ his way
up
through
the
pack in his
1-1600
Berrien, inherited
fourth
.
The
last qualifier was a Florida
rout.
Jimmy
Crowder
exploded
into
the
lead
in
his
Chenowth
Magnum
with
Thonatossa
's
Tom
Seckman in his mirrors,
and
they
MlgUSt
1984
were gone!! Karl
Wuesthoff,
Berrien,
was in
third
with
Jakubowski trailing.
Wuesthoff
got hung
up
and
then
Russ
Wood
,
from
Hamilton,
Ontario,
used the traffic
to
dart
up
to
third
place.
Scott
Taylor
came along
with
Wood,
forcing Jakubowski
back
to
fifth.
Wood
was quickly
passed
by
Taylor,
but
he
wasn't
about
to
let Ernie by. Driving
very
"wide"
: he was all over the
track.
At
those speeds, it was
finally his
undoing
.
Wood
took
out
about
forty feet
of
hay bales,
and
Jakubowski made it
to
the
feature.
Crowder
won
the heat,
followed
by
Tom
Seckman
and
Scott
Taylor.
In the
consolation
race, Blair
Bassett
demonstrated
that
his
earlier performance wasn't a
fluke, virtually
running
away,
leaving the rest
of
the field
to
battle for the last
slot
in the