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1985 Volume 2 Number 10 Dusty Times Magazine

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I I I Toyota-1985 Manufacturers' Cup Challenge Winner Ivan "lronman" Stewart and Steve Millen have done it again in 1985. For the third year in the history of the Manufacturers' Cup Challenge, Team Toyota's champion drivers sweptthe Class 7 Grand National Sport Truck field. And this first-class win is no small victory, either. Toyota Trucks Have What It Takes: Trucks that go drivin' with Ivan and Steve must be ·able to take it. Toyota Trucks COULD ASH TOYOTA FOR ADYTHID& WW"¥%¾1 fflORE l1•w'E'rTIW- ''7ZZTwC"C have what it takes to race againstthe world's most formidable competition on the world's most grueling courses. And Toyota Trucks have what ittakes to win, time and agam. Toyota Trucks Are Built Tough: "While our special trucks are built to win races," said Stewart, "any Toyota Truck you can buy has got the kind otper-formance and toughness Steve and I need." Toyota Trucks have performance and durability built in from the start. Every · Toyota Truck-4x2 or 4x4-will work hard for you and play hard with you. Toyota Trucks Are First Class: When it comes to small truck toughness and reliability, Toyota is first in class, and first atthe finish line. Team Toyota is keeping h . I t e cup ... agam. (Center) Les Unger, Toyota Motorsports Manager; (Right) Steve Millen, and (Left) Ivan "lronman· Stewart. 1985 Manufacturers' Cup Challenge Champions ©1985 Toyota Motor Sales, U.SA., Inc.

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I , Volume 2 Number 10 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher · Brad Goodrow Controller John Calvin Contributors Darlene Bozeman Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake · Winnie Essenberg Homer Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David Ryskamp Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services Printing News Type Service October 1985 THE OfflCIAL VOICE Of SC()RE CANADA AND•-.;_·: 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-addr.essed, 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.monthly 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. Applica-tion to Mail at Second-Class Postage Rates is Pending at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address · changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agourn, CA-91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to Dl)STY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page New Opel Rally 4 x 4 ................. ..... ....... . . 8 HORA Frontier 500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 BAS Macon County Fair ............................ 18 SCORE Canada at Peterborough ...... . . . ............ 19 A.O.R.R.A. Racing at Tucson Speedway ...... . ....... 21 AMSA Silver Dollar 6 Hour . ................. . . , . . . . 22 Brush Run 101 ....... ............................. 24 Dodge Rally of Michigan ... . ..................... ·. . . 30 F.O.R.D.A. at Hollywood Speedway . ............... _.. 31 Muddy Racing at Atlanta, Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pro CanAm Horn Rapids Sagebrush Shootout . . . . . . . . . 34 BAS Racing at Paragon, Indiana .. , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 World Championship Rally of Argentina .............. 37 Great Western Points Series at Berthoud, Colorado . . . . . 38 Dodge Colt Vista 4 WO ............................ 39 . Rolling Rally Action ............................... 43 DEPARTMENTS. Snapshot of the Month ..... · ..................... ·. . . . 3 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ..... -...................... 4 Trail Notes . , ...................................... 4 Soap Box· . ......................................... 5 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pony Express ...................................... 8 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Classified Ads ..................................... 42 Index to Advertisers ....... -:-........................ 42 ON THE COVl!R-The HORA Frontier 500 was a tough and dusty enduro. Congratulations go to Larry Ragland, of Phoenix, Arizona, who successfully defended his overall victory gained in the 1984, Frontier 500. This year the race was longer and tougher, but Larry Ragland and his Porsche 6 cylinder powered Chaparral were more than equal to the task. Larry drove all the way and won overall by 18 minutes, and also took Class 1 by an even greater margin, 37 minutes. Our second cover boy is.Rob Tolleson, of Palmdale; California, who is dominating Class 1-2-1600 in the desert lately. Rob drove his Mirage to the.class win by nearly an hour margin, and, with a driving assist from Mirage designer Bill Varnes, the 1600 finished a smart 14th overall. Congratulations to this pair of winners, and to all who covered the course on the toughest event of the year. Color Photography by Chris Haston ancl Harold Crawford of T rackside Phot_o Enterprises. /\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! D 1 year -$12.00 □ 2 years -$20.00 D 3 years -$30.00 I I I I I I I I J I I I I I I I C Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free ·one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) "Gee Dad, how many more laps are there?" Off road racing is truly a family sport, but Julia Garland does seem a bit too small to drive this Class 4 truck. Julia, the daughter of Seattle driver Art Garland, liked the chauffeur's seat in the new rig, which was competing at the Pro CanAm Horri. Rapids 200 Mile Sagebrush Shootout in Western Washington. Photo by Leonard Day of Pro CanAm Racing. 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, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. I I Name~----------~----------------Address.-------------------------City State _________________ Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 - (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S.• Overseas subscr:iption rates quoted on request) I. 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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith There's been so much talk about insurance and expense lately, that it seemed interesting to go back into the archives and have a look at how it used to be. · We became interested in the contrast between then and now in terms of the entire entry fee. What you paid, and what you got differed .immensely, even years ago, from promoter to promoter. For example, for the 1971 Mexican 1000, put on by NORRA, the entry fee was a hefty $350 per vehicle. But that included "one or two beds in La Paz for the nights of November 3, 4, and 5, 1971; gasoline used by the competing vehicle; and contestant and third party insurance." Some of the money went into the purse, but we couldn't find the exact figure. A couple of months later the AR VRA folks held their first Barstow race, the January, 1972 California 400. This event called for a $250 entry fee, with 50% going to the purse. One also had to belong to AR VRA, which cost $2 annually, and the insurance for the race was additional, at $8 per person. In April of '72 · there was a good race down south, · the Borrego Rough 150, for which entrants paid $50 entry, plus $4 for insurance. They had a novice race the next day, and the entry fee was even less for therri. Insurance stayed the same. The 1972 Mint 400 charged $300 for its entry fee, which included the "awards dinner for two; fuel; two racing jackets with insignia indicating driver; Jim Beam commemorative Mint "400" bottles for the years '70, '71, and '72; death, injury and third party . insurance; and various souvenir and surprise items." The awards dinner was just that - a real prime rib dinner, with all the fixin's. The Mint had a $56,000 guaranteed purse that year and entry monies didn't get thrown into the pot. _ In February of '72 there was a · neat little race, which started at Jean, Nevada, called the "Walt Before You Buy! Make Sure It's The USED FOR ALL TYPE DIRT RACING•FIL TERS THE AIR •ELIMINATES DUST•COOLS THE DRIVER•GIVES YOU THE ADVANTAGE. THE DRIVERS SAY "IT'S ALMOST LIKE CHEATING". FIND OUT NOW BY CALLING .. 714/894-8332 OR MAILING IN FOR LITERATURE. 9371 Kramer, Unit #G -#H Westminster, CA 92683 PARKER PUMPER Page4 Lott Special" (does that give you a sense of Deja Vu?), for which the entry was $120, with $5 for insurance, and 50% going into the purse. And the first race at Parker, the NORRA Dam 500, in February of 1972, had been relatively expensive at $275. But this fee included "contestant and third party insurance; gasoline; and participation in the awards ceremonies." , Those were the days, weren't they? For the sake of comparison we checked a few of the entry fees for 1985. SCORE's Parker race, the first big event of the year, got off the ground with a $450 entry fee, plus $38 for insurance. Then $10 of each entry was to go to the points fund, and 3% of each entry was to go towacd the land use fee. There was then a 50% payback of what was left. While bikes, three wheelers, Challenger Class and Odysseys paid lower entry fees, all were socked $50 for a late fee after January 30. So it totaled $488, or $538, if you procrastinated. And you bought your own gas. The March HORA Desert Challenge had an entry fee of only $350, with insurance of $45; a late fee of$25; a late tech inspection fee of $25; and a charge of $25 each for extra drivers. Membership in HORA is required, at $35 per annum. · SCORE's membership is $35 also. The Mint went up to$500 this year, plus $75 insurance, and a fee of $40 for each extra driver. The Mint does give two "free" jackets to each entry. Their payback is described as "approximately 60%". AMSA's Labor Day race had a $300 entry fee, plus $100 for ''registration and insurance''; and $25 for the driver's points fund. Late entries are charged an additional $50. AMSA gives a payback of 50% ( that is, 50% of the $300). They also require membership. This year, when every promoter has found himself faced with increased insurance premiums, the fees have escalated almost· race-by-race. For SCORE's '85 Baja 1000, coming up in November, the entry fee will be a stout $500; plus $75 for insurance; then $30 for Baja municipality and state fees. There is a late fee of $50; plus a $25 charge for each extra driver. And each of those extra drivers must buy a SCORE membership, if he hasn't already. So, it's $605 at a minimum (for the four-wheeled classes; bikes and the odd-ball classes are a bit less). Every promoter used to give T-shirts, patches, dash plaques and/ or a finishing souvenir of some sort. It's been years since those little extras have been handed out with any regularity. SCORE has had finisher pins, and the Mint gives finisher patches to go on the jackets of course -but we can no longer fill up your closets with the free T-shirts of yore. While we were poking through the dusty old records to dredge up all these figures we were surprised to note some really illustrious names on the old NORRA Mexican 1000 entry list for the 1968 event. Two · that were not very surprising were Parnelli Jones, in a '68 Bronco, and James Garner, in a '58 Bronco. Both of them were very familiar to off roaders in those days. But we were surprised to find a 25 year old Michael Nesmith, driving a 1600cc VW /K yote ( whatever that might be), alongside a 23 year old Sam Posey in a 1500cc VW / Pecarry (sic). {Isn't that some kind of a pig?) Then there were A.J. Foyt, and believe it or not, he too, was to drive a 1600cc Kyote, as was Roger McCluskey. Don Prudhomme· drove a Porsche powered Solar Mark II, and Bob Bondurant was entered in a VW powered Meyers Tow'd. We have a partial finishing list from the race, and do not find even one of those illustrious folks on it. One wonders if it had all been a big publicity gimmick to interest the press in the race. Of course, our list doesn't include non-finishers. There are some additional entrants on the list, rather more prosaic in nature, like John Johnson in a Corvair buggy, Clark Gillies (admitting to 44 years back then, and still mighty quick in Class 1 at the Frontier 500 this year) in another Corvair buggy, Malcolm Smith in an 1800cc VW Revmaster Spider· ( that was a really big motor then), Larry Minor in a '68 Bronco, Rodney Hall in a '69 Kaiser Jeep, and Andy DeVercel-1 y in a 1500cc buggy. Some of those names do show up on the finishing list, and in fact, did very well. DeVercelly won the Production Two Wheel Buggy class, getting to La Paz in a time of22 hoursand37 minutes. Minor won Class V, for Production Four Wheel Drive vehicles, in 21 hours 11 minutes, and right behind him was Hall in 22:43. Johnson was also a winner, in the Non-Production Two Wheel Drive class, getting down there - in 23 hours 44 minutes. But Gillies and Smith don't seem to have finished. It's nice to see that those early successes have continued, and that those folks enjoyed this frustrating sport so much that they've kept coming back for more. There are a lot of others, a surprisingly big group, who raced back then iQ '68 and are still active now. We're building a history, and a folklore, and a wonderful collection of stories to tell around the campfires. The only one we can remember from that race (in which we did not compete) was the story of a team entered in the Production Four Wheel drive class, which wanted to win badly enough that they airlifted a duplicate race vehicle to the midway point on the course. It was to no avail, as they ended up nearly the last place finishers of the whole shebang. All of this reminiscing makes us eager to get back to Baja, and particularly, to La Paz. Let's hope the entry fees don't get too much higher by the time the '86 1000, scheduled to go to La Paz, rolls around, because that's a definite "must do" on our list! October 1985 Trail Notes ••• THE MICKEY THOMPSON OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX series finale in mid-September was one of the best evenings of stadium racing yet. Another sell out crowd jammed the Orange Show Fairground in San Bernardino, CA, to watch the short course racers for the last time this year. In fact, the place was sold out a good hour before the show began. Main event winners were Steve Millen, Toyota, in Class 7, Marty Tripes, Funco, in Class 1, Tommy Croft, Chenowth, Class 10,JeffElrod, Hi Jumper, Class 1-2-1600, and Vince Tjelmeland, Ultra Stock. The extra drama concerned who would win the points titles, and it was very close in a couple of classes. It couldn't get any closer in Class 10 as Bob Gordon and Jerry Whelchel ended up in a tie to the third decimal place; they are the 1985 co-champs in the class. Roger Mears and I van Stewart were tied on Class 7 points going into the race, but neither won the main event. Mears was second in the Nissan, and Stewart was third, sans power steering in the Toyota. Roger Mears won the Class 7 drivers title, and Toyota won the Manufacturers' Cup for the third year in a row, so there were a pair of wins for the trucks. Jeff Elrod took the points in limited 1600 class, and Vince Tjelmeland beat out Mark Hansen for the Ultra Stock title. Since both use Pontiac bodies, it is assumed that Pontiac is the manufacturers' champion. However, the Ultra Stock points series was sponsored in 1985 by Uniroyal Tires, and their cash went to the highest placing driver using their tires. Both Tjelmeland and Hansen drive short course on General Tires. So, third in points, Mike Goodbody, who has a VW Golf body on his racer, got the five grand from Uniroyal. Check the full report and season wrap up coming in the November issue. ROD HALL, ace four wheeler and the only person to win Class 4 on the Frontier 500, four in a row, has added another activity to his already crammed schedule. Hall is helping promote California's Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Areas with a new television public service announcement. The tape is being sent to TY stations throughout California. . The "winningest" driver in off road history plied his talents at the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area for his segement of the 30 and 60 second spots. "It was fun, and the State is doing a lot to promote the fun and safety aspects of off highway recreation," Hall said after the video tape session. "These spots show all the various off highway uses, and we just had one small part in it, but I wouldn't have missed the opportunity to participate," Hall added. The public service announcement informs the OHV puplic of the State's new Off Highway Vehicle Areas guide that is now available. Write for your copy to OHV, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 2390, Sacramento, CA 95811. STADIUM RACING U.S.A. has surfaced again, as always, headed by Marty Tripes, With no southern California short course events scheduled for the rest of the year, Tripes has put together a dandy program to keep i:he wheel to wheel racers busy on October 19. The place is the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds near El Centro, CA. The site is right across the highway from the airport. On the schedule are Classes 1, 10 and 1-2-1600, along with Classes 23 and 33 for A TVs, who will race on a shorter course than the cars. The tech and registration starts at seven Saturday morning, at the track, and it closes at ten a.m., so get there early. The rest of the day will hold practice sessions, and an autograph session happens at five p.m., and then the racing starts. Get all the info' from Marty Tripes, (619) 463-0654. THE ALCAN 5000, a somewhat romantic endurance rally run in a Time-Speed-Distance format, is happening right now. Starting in Bellevue_, WA on September 25, the rally is a 5000 mile trek through southwestern Canada, the Yukon Territory and Alaska. The first edition, covered by Dusty Times last year, was a dandy with all sorts of strange vehicles and crews from all areas.of motorsport in the ranks. The rally is sanctioned by both Sports Car Club of America and the Canadian Auto Sport Clubs. While the TSD work must be exact, the average· speeds are often hard to make on the gravel roads peppered with suspension smashing frost heaves. One interesting entry in the Alcan 5000 is the Subaru RX for long time raHy man Gene Henderson and his Pro Rally co-driver Mike Van Loo, both from Michigan. They have won often in the longer, endurance rallies: BFGOODRICH, CANADA performance team drivers cleaned up at the seventh annual Bancroft (Ontario) Off Road Challenge, winning four of the .five classes in the wheel to wheel racing. Bill LeFeuvre won the obstacle course run and the Class 10 honors in his Berrien. Then he went on to win the Challenge of Champions against all previous class winners. LeFeuvre, a polished veteran from Limehouse, Ontario, had an easy run to the win after local favorite Barry Wannamaker clipped the final corner marker and rolled his truck several times, luckily without injury. Wannamaker had won his class in the obstacle course, and said the mud on his goggles obscured his vision just before the crash. Richard Vaillancourt, of Montreal, Quebec, inherited second place in the Challenge. · Joel Croft, of Guelph, Ontario, put his 1-2-1600 into the winner's circle in that class. Local racer Tim Burke, of Bancroft, delighted the crowd of about 20,000 with his Class 3 victory. Linda Lou Schlamb, of Elm vale, Ontario, out powered six other ladies to win both the wheel to wheel and obstacle course events. The Off Road Challenge was produced by the Bancroft Tailgators Off Road Club and sponsored by Ford of Canada, BFGoodrich Tire Group, Esso and Labatts Breweries. Wouldn't it be nice if those kind of heavy hitters would support off road racing in the USA. 1986 RACE DATES. As the 1985 season winds down in most parts of the country, the competition for choice dates in the west is as fierce as ever. Check the "Happenings" column for the combined desert series dates and these are firm. Also pencil in a Mint 400 race on May 7-11, and what better date could one have for a Las Vegas race! While there is no official statement on a 1986 Mint 400, the request for the date has been made, and the request to be included in the HORA-SCORE series in. 1986 has also been made. Also listed is the Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, planning nine dates, some still tentative. There may also be a date in early January somewhere in the southwest to kick off the new MTEG season. So, don't tear your short course car apart over the Christmas Ho_lidays unless you plan to put it together fast. Also in the planning stage is a full series of races from Stadium Racing U.S.A., but no firm 1986 dates as yet. Dusty Times

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FRONTIER 500 FALLOUT. The fourth annual Frontier 500 will be the subject of bench racing for years to come. While the loop concept sounded like a good idea going in, most who voted for the scheme might have changed their minds after competing over endless miles of silt last month. Almost every driver, winners, just finishers, and DNFs had similar comments. To put it mildly, they claimed it was the·roughest, toughest, and one of the dirtiest desert races ever. A good deal of the charm of going somewhere was lost in the loop concept. The thought of clearing the silt after the first 200 miles, as in the past three years, was gone as the course turned right back into the soft stuff on its way south to the finish line at Beatty. Despite the rugged conditions, it was an excellent race and a safe race, with close to a 35 percent finishing ratio among the car classes. Of the 18 classes on four wheels, six of them, or one third, had no finishers at all, and three more classes had but one entry that finished the course in 20 hours or less. That says a little something about the rough going on this extra long, well over 500 mile course. One of the best comments on the route we heard came from Roger Mears, who overcame myriad problems to finish second in Class 7 in his Nisssan. Mears remarked that driving the 1985 Frontier 500 felt like driving four laps of the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000 from Ensenada to La Paz, all in the same day period! Comqiunications were vastly improved this year between checkpoints, thanks ih part to the good folks at Goodyear who donated the use of their radio net to any and all racers who needed information from the far reaches of the race course. Aided by the expertise of Bob "Weatherman" Steinberger, who was aloft with his relays during most of the race, the radio net worked well for folks searching for lost cars and crews. There was only one glitch in the scoring procedure, probably due to the fact that HDRA is unaccustomed to scoring thr.ough checkpoints on a one way course. The computer program called out official timing at Check 4, Beatty, Check 7, Gabbs, and the finish line, and the print outs popped out regularly all day and into the night on race day. What was apparently not considered was that some classes would have no finishers. With two· checks between Beatty and Gabbs, and two checks between Gabbs and the finish line, the winner in some classes could be determined by who went the greater distance through the checkpoints without official timing. For example, in Class 7 4 x 4 the early Sunday results listed Curtis Chritensen as the class winner, having reached Check 4 in less time than Fred Wright. However, Christensen was not reported again but the Wright Toyota did pass-Check 6 before retiring. In the end it was straightened out and Wright got his win, with Christensen second. Also, G .T. Gowland was originally listed as fifth in this class, with no laps (sic) completed. But Gowland had gone past Check 3, so he then moved up to fourth in the class. The reason given for not having these records on the radio was that there were no clocks or timing crews at the checkpoin,ts. In the future HDRA might use the Score system where each checkpoint keeps a time of day log, a passage control if you will, on each vehicle through the check. It certainly helps locate downed racers as well as helping out the results. Usually it is little more than wrist watch time at the check, but Score runs their races on time of day, so it all dovetails. HDRA prefers zero time scoring, but Time-Of-Day allows interim scoring using clocks kept honest by signals from WWV. The Frontier 500 seems to bring out the party spirit among sponsors, maybe feeling it proper to party in Las Vegas. The pre-race Goodyear reception is a tradition for the event now. Thi_s year the tables were groaning· under the weight of the nifty food and in the middle was an ice sculpture of a Dodge pickup truck. Another tradition is the Friday afternoon pool party hosted by Petersen Publishing Co. and their 4 Wheel and Off Road magazine staff. This gathering features picnic style lunch with hot dogs and hamburgers and a variety of salads. Nissan, as always, hosted the reception before the drivers' meeting on Friday night, open to all comers. The other galas were by invitation only. Also visible at the Frontier 500 were a bunch of people from Ford Motorsports in Detroit. They had a nice hospitality room and a lot of interest in the race. They should have liked what they saw, with Manny Esquerra and Dave Shoppe,· along with Steve Mize!, all winning their classes in Ford products. Hopefully Ford Motorsports will take a keener and more supportive interest in off road racing next seas'on. However the party spirit didn't carry over to the awards ceremony, through no fault of the HDRA. While the awards took place in the very plush showroom at the Frontier Hotel, it actually got started right on time! Walt Lott asked folks to hold down their speeches because the time allocated in the showroom was quite limited. Although the room was well filled, many award winners were not on hand. They were probably still sleeping off the effects of the grueling day into night race effort. There were no snacks available at the awards presentation, only booze, so it went rapidly and the herd cleared the room with time to spare. ROD HALL had a successfui trip "down under" late in July and came away the winner in Australia's Macleay 1000 race. Driving his 1979 Dodge 4 x 4 pickup, taken out of retirement for the occasion, Rodney led his class by 30 minutes and finished fifth overall. It was the highest overall finish ever by a truck in Australia's premier off road race. The course runs out of Kempsey on the coast of Australia, 300 miles north of Sidney. · The 1000 kilometer route took the 160 starters into rugged mountain terrain, along the Macleay River, and through the eucalyptus forest. Rod Hall's long time co-driver Jim Fricker proved a vital factor in the forest, keeping an eye on the unfa,miliar trails as Hall "slalomed" the truck through the trees. Rod said the course was as rugged as some parts of Baja California. · Two four wheel drive Lada Nivas were entered by the Russians. A master rally team from behind the Soviet Iron Curtain raced in one rig and an Aussie team were in the other Lada. They finished third and fourth, and both were lapped by Hall. Rod credited] im Fricker with an important diplomatic assist. Fricker avoided an international incident by making sure the Dodge did not · nudge the Soviets while making the passes. Hall left his '79 truck in Australia, and he will return there later this fall to compete in the W aikerie and Korralbyn Valley Races this fall. THE TIRE WARS in off road racing are truly competitive these days. Gone, apparently forever, are the days when one or two tire manufacturers dominated the winner's circle in a wide spread of classes. The Frontier 500 results graphically show the mounting interest by U .S. and Japanese tire companies in off road racing. While we are missing the brand of tire on the Class 2 and Class 11 winners, the other sixteen car classes split up the rubber money fairly evenly. Goodrich took three wins, Classes4,6and 7 4 x4,a.sdid Goodyear, Cll!sses 7S, 8 and 14, and Yokohama, Classes 1-2-1600, 9 and Challenger. A pair of wins went to General Tire, Classes 3 and 5-1600, and to Bridgestone, Classes 5 and 12. Scoring single victories were Firestone, Class 7, Tectira, Class 10, and Mickey Thompson Tires, the overall victory and Class 1 with Larry Ragland. Dusty Times Soap Box ••• CHECKPOINT SAFETY The "CAR CARD" Alternative With the recent injuries suffered by checkpoint workers, we would like to· off er the Arizona Desert Racing Associa-tion's checkpoint procedures as an alternative to the antiquated "Chit Can" system still "in use. When off road racing got its start, and times were measured in days not seconds, the bit of playing card in a beer can made for fun, easy scoring. But today, with the higher speeds (and rewards), seconds lost at a checkpoint can cost a lot, maybe even a life. We suggest · that each entry affix a 5x6 inch (approx.) «CAR CARD" to the cowl ahead of the driver. This card would be taped face down and list the vehicle number, class, driver{s) and maybe even sponsors. . At each checkpoint a different color marker is used to "check" the card. This is much quicker, safer and more foolproof than the "Chit Can" method. After the race the card is removed and the checks counted. A refinement of this might be to mount t_he marker on a pole so that the check workers would not need to get inside of the rear wheel track as is now necessary.· For cross-checking, another check worker can record the vehicle's number and time. A.D.R.A. also advocates the use of large, florescent color signs warning of a stop check ahead, well before the no passing zone. And to slow down the· racers before the check when a natural obstacle ( ditch, sharp turn, etc.) is not available, traffic cones in a . serpentine do wonders. Assess racers a ten second penalty for each one overturned, and they'll soon get the message. Besides, you feel like a neophyte taking his first parallel parking test when you knock one over. Fans certainly don't call it spectacular. If a racer hits a checkpoint sign or barrier it's an automatic five minute penalty, and if a racer hits a check point worker or another vehicle it's automatic disqualifi-cation. Even though checkpoints can come as a surprise at A.D.R .A. events since no pre-running is allowed, this method has been used without incident for over a decade since A.D.R.A. 's inception. Lest anyone. think that A.D.R.A. checkpoints don't see high numbers of cars, let me point out that, for instance, Check # 1 at last year's "Cinder Lake 150" recorded 225 vehicles through. Please contact us at (602) 252-1900 if you have further questions or comments. But A.D.R.A. Strongly urges the abandonment of the "Chit Can" method before further injuries result. ----------Volunteers are i1wited to climb on their "Soap Box'; and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of off road racing. We would welcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as well. Call or write DUSTY TIMES with your ideas for a Soap Box column, and get on the schedute. THE ORIGINAL GAS PRESSURE SHOCK ABSORBER WINNERS ON BILSTEIN SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES Ivan Stewart 1st Place, Class 7 Mint 400 "Never before have I had so much con-fidence in a shock. After extensive testing and numerous races on the same set of Bi/steins, I am very pleased by their excellent perfor-mance· and reliability." October 1985 Ray Aragon 1st Place, Class 10 Laughlin Desert Challenge 1984 ''We finished 2nd at the Cal City 12-hour in 1983, 1st in Class 10 at the Parker 400 1984, and 1st in Class 10 at the Laughlin Desert Challenge 1984 all on the same set of Bi/steins with no failures." , Jerry Leighton 1st Place, Class 10 Fireworks 250 1984 "The shocks worked super; no such thing as broken or leaking shocks with Bi/stein." Jim Wright 1st Place, Class 2 Mint 400 "By far the most "Jmpor-· tant parts on any off-road vehicle are the shocks. Using Bi/steins is like cheating." For further information and special off-road applications contact Tom Hoke at BllSTEIN Corporation of America, 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121. 619 / 453-7723. 0 ~2000 . =~ -,cucTS Pages

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1985·-1986 HAPPENINGS ••• January 5, 1986 Florida State Fairgrounds Speedway Tampa, FL February 2, 1986 Citrus Co. Speedway Inverness, FL A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 October 19 9th Annual Penasco 150 Rocky Point, Mexico December 7, 1985 9th Annual Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare 'n Hound Sonoita, Mexico January 11, 1986 Annual Awards Banquet Phoenix, AZ AMSA American Motor Sports Association P.O. Box 5473 Fresno, CA 93755 (209) 439-2114 October 26 California SOOK California City, CA AMERICAN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION John Ohanesian P.O. Box 31811 Phoenix, AZ 85046 ( 602) 867 -4 769 October 13 Deer Valley Cycle Park Phoenix, AZ October 27 Tucson International Raceway Tucson, AZ -Page 6 BANZAI OFF ROAD CENTER Bryan Christensen 2729 No. 62nd Omaha, NE 68104 (all events at Riverfront Motorsports Park) October 6 Flanders Day -Sportsman Season Finale BERRIEN AUTO CROSS SERIES Coordinator - Gil Parker 7406 S. 12th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (616) 375-1233 COBRA RACING P.O. Box 19407 Oklahoma City, OK 73119 (405) 232-4231 -(405) 685-3450 (All off road races will be held at the 59th & Douglas track, Oklahoma City.) FORDA Florida Off Readers Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 October 13 Hollywoo_d Speedway Hollywood, FL November 3. Brevard Co. Off Road Park Sharpes, FL December 1 Brevard Co. Off Road Park March 21-23, 1986 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 9, 1986 Superstition 250 III GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 October 27 100 Mile Race Atlanta, GA GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Loveland, CO 80537 CORRA (303) 669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597-8239 WKR (913) 332-3402 October 5-6 WKR Championship Race St. Francis, KS HORA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 Sharpes, FL .-------------, -yo, BARNEYIH you RASCALH • 0E'EN SHORf COURSIN' AGAIN, cH ??! October1985 December 6-8 Frontier 250 Las Vegas, NV March 7-9, 1986 Laµghlin Desert Challenge · Laughlin, NV July 4-6, 1986 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 5-7, 1986 · Frontier 500 Las Vegas,, NV December 5-7, 1986 Frontier 250 Las Vegas, NV HODAG50 Information (715) 362-6550 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 , (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) October 6 , Kiss Point Series Drags MANUFACTURERS' CUP SERIES Angus Motorsports . Number One Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 386-2110 December 21-22 United States Rally Las Vegas, NV MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Enterta-inment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 January 1986 Southwest area Location TBA January 25, 1986 Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN February 8, 1986 Silver Dome Pontiac, MI February 22, 1986 Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego, CA March 1986 Texas event Location TBA April 1986 King Dome Seattle, WA July 19, 1986 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA Additional dates in California TBA MORE Midwest Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 181021 Fort Worth, TX 76118 (817) 577-1102 October 4-5 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX ORSA 1920 Crown Ave. West Sacramento, CA 95691 '(916)"372-4257 , October 5-6 ORSA/ NSCA National Championship Points Race Marsyville River Front Park Mary!,ville, CA ··POST .Pennsylvania Off Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 'October 12-13 Monroeton, PA PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am, Racing Inc: P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 2,42-1773 ( 503) 620-0313 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America _ 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6625 October 25-27 Budweiser Press On Regardless Pro Rally Houghton, MI November 16-1 7 Oregon Trail Pro Rally Beaverton, OR , December 6-8 · Carson City_ _ International P~o Rally Carson City; NV SCIDA Vince Tjelmeland 5226 Norris Lane , Yorba Linda, CA 92686 (714) 779-6889 October 19 · Ascot Speedway , Gardena, CA SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 November 8-9 i Baja 1000 ' Ensenada, B.G., Mexico January 11, 1986 Awards Banquet' January 31, " February 1-2, 1986 , ·, Parker 400 Parker, AZ April 4-6, 1986 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 6-8, 1986 Baja Internacional : :Ensenada, BC, Mexico 1November 6-9, 1986 · Baja 1000 Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du [ac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1 A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 Dusty Times·

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-THE DAVE SHOPPE MUSCLES TO VICTORY IN HIS BIG FORD F-150. Barely skirting the Nevada Nuclear Test Site, the new route of the 4th Annual Frontier 500 was the toughest it has ever been. It to_ok drivers over the murderous Bull Frog Hills at the gateway to Death Valley, across the sharp rocks of the Petrified Summit, down through the rugged Volcano Canyon. And it twisted through the ruts, dust, and deep silt near the old gold and ghost towns where Wyatt Earp once. maintained law and order among the prospectors and gamblers. But _the winning drivers in Class 8, Class 7-S, and Class 14, didn't gamble on their tires. They raced on Ooodyear Wrangler radials-the very same tires you can buy for your truck. Congratulations to Dave Shoppe, Spencer Low and Steve Mizel. And thanks for proving once again how Goodyear Wrangler radials are engineered to take on the very toughest terrain. · ER IER. SPENCER LOW TAKES CLASS 7-5 CROWN IN HIS NISSAN KING CAB. STEVE MIZEL AND HIS MODIFIED BRONCO RUSTLE-UP CLASS 14 WIN. Goodyear Wrangler radials. Get a set for your truck, and conquer your new frontiers. WRANGLER RADIAL. WE RACE THE TIRES YOU BUY. Special thanks to the drivers, workers, sponsors and fans who supported HDRA's "Drive Out Dystrophy" campaign to help conquer neuromuscular disorders. GOOD1i'EAII

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NEW RALLY CAR FROM GENERAL MOTORS obviate the need for the elaborate aerodynamic _ work on which Peugeot, Audi, Lancia and Austin-Rover have been engaged, as the car must follow exactly the ouline of the production Kadett. Why Kadett? According to the team's The Opel Kadett Rallye4x4 Text & Photos: Martin Holmes development manager Karlheinz --------------------------Goldstein, "this was the smaflest car into which we could fit the Opel has chose~ the newly announced international rally group S formula for the four wheel driver supercar replacing the rear-drive Manta 400. A prototype of the future rally car will compete on the Paris-Dakar marathon in January 1986. The new 4x4 represents two years of planning. This is the first car designed for the 1988 formula, and it indicates that Opel has decided to opt out of the current ''second-evolution'' design altogether. Unlike the latest rally car designs, and in keeping with the group S "Silhouette" proposals, the exterior of the Kadett Rallye 4x4 very closely resembles a mass-production car. Opel is using the Martin Schanche Xtrac transmission system, which gives greater control than the widely used Ferguson viscous coupling central differential at the crucial moment of entry into corners. The choice of four wheel drive follows the desire of Tony Fall, Opel's Sports Relations Manager, to have an Opel as a world championship front runner. Although the rear drive Manta 400 and Lancia Rallye are still competitive on the asphalt and in national competitions, the predominantly gravel road world championship events demand a total traction design. The "Silhouette" formula will parts essential for a 500 bhp car. Actually it is a deceptive car. The Kadett has a slightly longer wheelbase than the Manta, and when we fitted everything into the Kadett, we found we had more, not less room inside. The Kadett does not have the big body overhang of the Manta". The Kadett Rallye 4x4 will initially feature a six speed gearbox, an out\vard indication that a change of axle ratios on four wheel drive designs is not simple. In the end Goldstein hopes the engine will deliver enough torque to revert to five speed transmissions, or alterna-tively an automatic system might become practical. With FISA's ·proposals on wheel sizes, it is. assumed the car will have nine inch wide and sixteen inch diameter wheels. Wishbone suspension is used all round, with arms as long as possible, and brakes as big as 314 mm diameter discs can be fitted. Currently only Rauno· Aaltonen and Erwin Weber have dr_iven the prototypes, but Aaltonen has proved to be the source of considerable original thought. It is he whom Opel credited with the job of converting the staid Ascona 400 into the car which won both the Monte Carlo and the Safari Rallies, as well as powering Walter Rohd to his second world title in 1982. NEW IIC HiliTES ''RDCIIS .OFF'' Chro Roell Shield Pagel Protect your KC Daylighters against flying rocks & dirt clods, with this new KC Chrome Rock Shield (Part No. 7203). Installs easily in the outer rim of all 6" KC Daylighters manufactured _ since 1970. Special 'low-profile' configuration allows KC soft covers to slip over for maximum protection during the day. See your local KC HiliTES dealer for the new KC Rock Shield and the complete line of RACE READY OUT OF THE BOX KC HiliTES products. New full line catalog, just $3.00. KC HiliTES, Inc.• Williams, Arizona 86046 • 602/635-2607 October1985 Pony Express ••• Although the Riverside "World Championship" was overall a good race on an excellent course, it still had serious problems. First was the· problem with Marty Tripes' roll over and eventual disqualification. From my view in the pit area it · was obvious to myself and the fellow Checkers that the course was rebuilt after the practice session. It appeared to us that some of the jumps were raised quite a bit higher than they were originally. If, as Score says, all th-at was done was to return the dirt back to its original configuration, why didn't they return the dirt back on Sunday after each practice and each main event? Second, and most important is the poor job provided by the course workers. The flagman did not start flagging the cars immediately after an incident, and often they were not in a very good position to wave cars away from the problem. When a car would roll over, the workers seemed to take their time putting the car right side up. The safety personnel at the last "S" turn were terrible. John Gable's truck rolled onto its side there in practice on Sunday. The truck had a small fire in the engine area and fuel was pouring out of the rear of the truck. None of the ·safety workers had a fire extinguisher in hand. Two people had to jump back over the barrier and grab the extinguisher. Then, it appeared that either the extinguisher didn't work or that no one knew how to use it. In any event, the fire went out on its own, luckily! Later, behind the same tum, a Jeep pulled off Thompson's Ridge onto the Additional HAPPENINGS SIL VER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-D317 November 16 Silver Dust 400 Henderson, NV SNORE - Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 . (702) 452-4522 N overnber 23 Points Race Las Vegas, NV STADIUM RACING, U.S.A Marty Tripes 228 Faxon Drive Spring Valley, CA 92077 (619) 463-D654 October 19, 1985 Imperial Valley Fairgrounds El Centro, CA pavement and stopped. Fuel was pouring out of the back of the Jeep. None of the course workers who came over to check it out had a fire extinguisher in hand. Any time a car has any kind of problem, especially a roll over, or is spilling fuel, some worker should be ready with a fire extinguisher, and know how to use it, quick! Cars that have broken down or rolled over should be righted and pushed off the track as soon as possible. Off road racing is trying to become a more professional sport. Incidents such as this do not set a very good exa_mple to the large groups of major manufacturers that were in attendance at Riverside. "Big" John Files Pit Co-ordinator Checkers Off Road We agree, John, that course workers at Rit•erside hat•e always been a mixed group. Some are well trained -and dedicated, others obviously green, and still others spend the race time taking pictures. Seldom is there a consistent pattem for displaying the yellow fiag from comer to corner as well. DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters from all comers of off road actitJity. The Pcmy Express column will feature all the mail that fits in the space. Please keep your u'OTds fairly brief. Because of space limitations your pearls of prose may be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will print your gripes as well as your praises. Letters for publication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION 460 No. Beaumont Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005 (715) 272-1489 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association · 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 October 13 Championship Off Road Race Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 October 13 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY _ TIMES free!. Send your r986 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. _ Dusty Times

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THE HDRA FRONTIER 500 Larry Ragland Triumphs Overall · for the Second Year in a Row By Jean Calvin Photos: T rackside Photo Enterprises In a rare moment of clear air, Larry Ragland sets up for a turn in his Porsche 6 powered Chaparral. Ragland drove alone to his second consecutive victory in the Frontier 500, this one was the toughest. · The fourth annual HORA Frontier 500 was a true endurance race, and it was no surprise to see class winners come from the ranks of the desert veterans. Since its inception, the Frontier 500 has offered a somewhat different course each year, and a different finish line as well. The highly ballyhooed first round ended near Weeks, Nevada with the awards ceremony in Reno. The next year the course went into Virginia City for the finish. Last year the race ended in the tiny northern Nevada town of Dayton, probably the most popular of the finish areas. Prior to 1985 the race always started in Sloan, just south of Las Vegas. Last September HORA Jefe Walt Lott brought out a new concept for the race that had been generically known as "Vegas to Reno". The event became a long single loop race, with all pre and post race activity in the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. In order to keep the mileage under control, the race started 30 miles south of glitter gulch at Jean, and the original schedule was to return to Jean within 24 hours or less elapsed time. Two weeks before race day the course was shortened by 155 miles. Now the route went north to Gabbs via. Beatty and T onopah, as usual, then turned west and south to the finish line in the river bed at Beatty. Not , Ofl.e entry was unhappy about eliminating the return route to Jean through the infamous silt beds of southern Nevada. At a listed 536 miles, some said it was longer, the course was plenty long enough and rough enough to do in two thirds of the starters. Only 51 of the 148 starting cars made it to the finish line within the 20 hour time allo,vance. Tech and conting-ency inspection went on all day Friday in the front parking lot of the Frontier Hotel, and the weather looked promising for race day, not too hot for September in Las Vegas. A brief rain squall on Friday sent exhibitors scramb-ling for cover, and it had rained the night before as well, but not enough to soak the silt on the race course. This year there was no impound after tech and the competitors had to find their own way to Jean for the Saturday morning start. Some missed their starting time in the confusion, some by just a few minutes and one car by hours. Class 10 started first in the car section of the event, and the start was two at a time every 15 seconds, oddly enough. The officials must have been in a hurry to close down the start line and pound up the road to Beatty, because the entry size certainly didn't warrant such clos·e racing quarters right out of the chute. However, the first five miles of the route went over the old paved road south out of Jean before diving under the freeway arid off into the dusty desert. The pavement run did in one buggy engine that we know of and a couple of Jeep V ~s, so three starters didn't even: get their cars dirty. Our first observation point was about SO silt laden miles into the course at the first Highway 160 crossing. Here Jim Stiles was first on the road in his Class 10 Rabbit powered Raceco, having started fourth. But, right in Stiles' dust, in the same minute, was Marty Reider, Raceco. Jack Irvine was a couple more minutes back followed by Jim Zupano• vich, in the same minute as Steve Sourapas. Bill Herrick/Mike McDonnell had their racer back in the dust, as was Jim Hammer/Don Lee. John Hagle was more than half an hour off the pace with fan belt woes, which put him on the trailer soon after that point. At Check 3, the intersection of Highways 160 and 95, Stiles and Reider were in a dead heat on elapsed time, and the Jack Irvine/Kit Trenholm Raceco was a couple minutes back. Dave Richardson, in the Steve Sourapas Raceco, stopped to fix a flooding problem in the engine and carried on. Official times were recorded at Beatty, Check 4 and 155 miles into the race. Here the team of Mark Broneau and Jim Stiles lost the overall lead to Larry Ragland, but they held their Class 10 lead by over two minutes on Marty Reider/ Jake Fogg. ·lrvine/Tren-holm were less than two more minutes back, followed in four minutes by · Sourapas/ Richard-son. This was a real race! Three more 10 car's failed before Gabbs, the next time control and Check 7; about 336 miles were now behind the drivers. Broneau and Stiles still led going into the rain out of Gabbs, but now merely by te11 seconds over Irvine/Trenholm. Sourapas/Richardson were about four minutes back in third, and Reider and Fogg were collecting flats, as did almost everyone, and they were back another six minutes. It was still anyone's race with 200 miles of nasty desert left to go. Stiles/ Broneau had trouble out of Gabbs, and were running with no rear brakes. Broneau had to cover 25 miles on a flat tire, getting to his pit, and it cost the race. Dave Richardson caught and passed the leaders some-where in the dark, then Jack Irvine's Raceco ran out of gas only a few miles out of Beatty. Dashing under the bridge to the finish line in Beatty, Dave Richardson drove the second car of ;my class across the finish line, arriving just 18 minutes after the overall winner. Dave and Steve Sourapas not only won Class 10, but they were second overall. Now with four good tires, Broneau and Stiles were making up time, but they fell short of the victory by just six minutes. Broneau arrived second in Class 10, third on the road and a fine third overall. Plagued with flats, Jake Fogg brought Marty • Reider's Raceco in third in Class 10, and Irvine arrived about SO minutes later, solid in fourth, the final Class . 10 finisher out of a · dozen starters. The Bunderson of Buddy Yates and Sandy Stewart was fifth, scored through Silver Peak, but collapsed someplace in the last 90 miles. Class 1 had a husky 19 starters, and the pack held plenty of potential winners. In just SO miles Tim Kennedy, Chaparral, was fifth on the road and first in class, but Jack Johnson, Chenowth Magnum, was right on his bumper. Larry Ragland was three minutes back, followed in about four minutes by Tom Koch, Gregg Symonds and the Funco of Ron Gardner/ Bud Feldkamp, which was on three wheels and soon to retire with terminal front end breakage. Next and close was Jerry Finney, whose Chaparral stalled out at the crossing, and the Ron Brant/Clark Gillies Raceco was tight in formation also. At Check 3 Kennedy was leading ori time by about three minutes over Larry Ragland in the Porsche. powered Chaparral. At Beatty the official times show· Ragland in the lead and overall leader as well, holding seven minutes on Kennedy. Mark McMillin was next, nine minutes later in his brand new Porsche powered Chenowth, and Jack Johnson was another three minutes back. Ivan Stewart was parked with engine failure in the Toyota. While 13 cars made it through Gabbs, the Class ls were well spread at that check. Ragland led Johnson by about half an hour, and Brant/ Gillies moved smartly into third, just three more minutes back. Jack Johnson had terminal clutch trouble and retired at Coaldale, about 100 miles from the finish. Larry Ragland was getting tired in his solo drive, and he borrowed some extra gas from a Walker Evans pit. Ragland pushed on over the last rugged miles to arrive first on the road, first in Class 1, and first overall among cars for the second year running. This was Larry's best finish since he installed the big Porsche 6 in his Chaparral. While he looked tired, Larry bounced back soon, saying he had only one flat to slow him en route to his great victory, Ron Brant and Clark Gillies reported no big troubles either, arid they arrived a solid second in Class 1 in the Raceco, a keen fourth overall, about 40 minutes back. Tim Kennedy, who had big trouble en route to Gabbs, came back strong to take third, only eight minutes behind Brant and fifth overall. Al Arciero drove his Funco Hustler sol~ on the tough run, had some close encounters with some stout yucca trees, but he came in fourth in class, just six minutes ahead of Bob Renz and Dick Clark in a Raceco. In all, ten Class J s finished, including Jerry Finney/Dan Foddrill, Chaparral, · Tom Koch/Tom Martin, Raceco, who had severe electrical failure, Larry Noel, Chaparral, Mark McMillin/ Ralph Paxton, Cheno-wth, and Larry Webster/Shelton Lowery, Raceco. Class 2 left third, a fine band of 15. First on the road in SO miles were Ed and Tim Herbst in a Raceco, just ahead of Beny Canela, Dave Lewis/Dave Simpson, Raceco, and Bob Gordon, Chenowth as here the two seaters were all in a tight pack. At Check 3 the Herbst kids were still first on the road with Lewis/ Siru'pson right on their tail. The official times at Check 4 Mark Broneau and Jim Stiles held the early lead in Class 10, but their Raceco collected some flats, and they finished very close in second place. The mid-season Class 10 points leader, Marty Reider, with Jake Fogg co-driving the long enduro, arrived a close third in the tidy Raceco. Right with the leaders all the way in Class 10, the Jack Irvine/ Kit Trenholm Raceco ran out of gas just short of the finish line, and came in fourth. Page 10 October 1985 Dusty Times

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Going very well this year Ron Brant, with Clark Gillies co-driving the Raceco, drove a keen race, finished second in Class 1 and fourth overall. In contention all the way Tim Kennedy drove the Chaparral, · Al Arciero went solo in his Funco Hustler, collected some flora laden with a pair of spares, to third in Class 1, probably using the along the way and finished very well, fourth in the competitive tires en route. Class 1 ranks. course. Art Peterson and Bob their effort. The Klawitters now Scott slid past the Neths led, but on the very last leg they · somewhere in the dark to nab too dropped a ton of time, second place money by just three finishing fourth and last in Class minutes over Bobby and Tom 5. An incredulous Malcolm Neth. The Linds were fourth, Vinje, who drove the latter part another skinny five minutes of the. race, came·tn-the winner, back. . ... ------~...:..----greet~d by a joyous Hansen clan, Others· among the nine while his wife Michie Vinje was finishers in 1-2-1600 competi-stuck in Gabbs with the engine tion were Morley and Mike gone in the chase truck. Vinje Williams, Chenowth, Larry said the lasi: 30 miles, particularly Smith and Jon Kennedy, Raceco, the part on the common route, Michael and Doug McFadden, was awful, with deep silt and no Raceco, C. W. and Sam Dunnam, · · ·· Bunderson, and Ray Maxey and Don Long, Raceco. visibility in the dark. Steve Brown and Jeff Hibbard were 40 minutes back in second, while Greg Diehl and Brad Person salvaged third 'Y.i!:h_the--fastesf _time -fronr-Ga6bs to the finish line in the class. · First of the water pumpers to start, Class 8 fielded a dozen strong trucks, and half of them finished.·· However, all had some down time. In the first 50 miles Walker Evans had his Dodge way up front, r;..- IJlr i;.-i;.-Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson had early woes with the Raceco, but they came back strong to win Class 10 handily and take a fine second overall. Every one of the nine Class 5s was strong enough to win the race, and they all played bumper tag for a time. Starting first, Hartmut Klawitter. led the Bugs· on the road at 50 miles, Greg Diehl was a minute back, and in the dust was Max Razo, with a flat rear tire, Malcolm Vinje/ Mark Hansen, Stan Parnell,· and Jim Cocores, this pack in a seven minute blanket! Then Jim Cocores had problems and never made it to Check 3, but the rest plo,wed · on through the show the Raceco of Bob Richey and Tom Baker in front on time by about three minutes over the Herbsts, who only got to Check 6 before terminal troubles struck. At Beatty Vi:c VanEUa and Jim Wright were third, just two more minutes back, followed in mere seconds by Lewis and Simpson. . Moving on to Gabbs, Richey and Baker had a firm grip on the lead, holding,~24 minliltes · on VanElla/W rignt, who got all the way to the check at Mina before parking. Missing at Gabbs was Malcolm Smith, whose car builder Greg Lewin started the race. Smith's Renault powered ORE. lost the clutch. Frank Arciero had •· recovered from early down time, and was up to third in the Class 2 Toyota, just a few . minutes ahead of Lewis/ Simpson. The Bunderson of Len Newman and Mike Gaughan was up to fifth at Gabbs. · On the long and rugged last legs Bob Richey and Tom Baker kept it all together to win Class 2 at the flag and their Raceco was seventh overall. Richey also won Class 2 at the massive Fireworks 250, and he should now be a factor in the points race. Frank Arciero finished second in class, the Toyota well over an hour back. Flats slowed the Len Newman/Mike Gaughan Bund-erson, but Gaughan brought it in third in class, well ahead of Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree. Rounding out the finishers in Class 2 were Corky and Scott McMillin, whose Chenowth had major trouble early in the game, Dave Lewis/Dave Simpson, whose woes with the Mazda powered Raceco were late breaking, and Beny Canela/Stan Houghton, Raceco. Usually much stronger in numbers, there were but 18 cars in Class 1-2-1600, and, as in Class 10, the single seaters took most of the glory. Starting first, Ray Maxey was first on the road in 50 miles. But close behind were Rob Tolleson, Jim Dusty Times Greenway, Bobby Neth, Art Peterson, John Lind, Ri-hard Binder, Morley Williams and Scott Zimmerman, all in a ten rnil;mte time warp and these guys were racing not pacing. All but one made it to Beatty, where Rob Tolleson had his Mirage in the lead by a slim four minutes over Bobby and Tom Neth, Chenowth Magnum. The Greemvays were thfrd, only ,a minute back, first two seater; while Peterson was next, about four more minutes out and Binder was just another. two minutes behind in a real horse race. The Greenways retired after Check 6, and the rest of the herd passed through Gabbs in good formation. Tolleson, who had Bill Varnes drive relief, was leading Richard Binder/Rodney Goodsell by just four minutes, but then Binder was seen no more. Art Peterson/Bob Scott had their ORC third at Check 7, the Neths were next, followed by · John and Rick Lind, ORC. Rob Tolleson poured on the 1600 suds on the final third of the race, and his was the 14th car home to Beatty, the class winner by nearly an hour, and 14th overall is not too shabby for a restricted 1600 car, especially on this horsepower demanding deepefling silt. · · At Beatty Greg Diehl/Brad Person had a decent, 17 minute lead on Max Razo/John Robison, who were just 20 seconds ahead of Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter. V inje/ Hansen had dropped time, but held foqrth over Stan Parnell, whose car did not go much farther. Charging through Gabbs, Diehl/Person dropped more than an hour off the pace. Razo/Robison had the lead by just five minutes over the Klawitters in a close dice for the first 336 miles. Vinje/Hansen were now third and making back time, and Steve Brown/Jeff Hibbard were up to fourth. It was still a good race. En route to the finish, just 30 miles out, the Razo Bug broke down in the terrible silt that had claimed others as well, ending Bob Richey and Tom Baker had no real trouble, winning Class 2 by more than an hour in the Raceco. It was Richey's second straight victory in the desert. October 1985 This is the system run by most off road race winners TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 11

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Frank Arciero, Jr., with Cal Wells, Jr. riding all the way, did well again in the Toyota, finishing second in the busy Class 2 contest. Len Newman and Mike Gaughan had their share of trouble with Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree did a great job in the new design, two the sleek Bunderson, but the Las Vegas pair came in a fine third seat Chenowth, and they carried on to place 4th in Class 2 ranks. in Class 2. Rob Tolleson and Bill Varnes had a great day in the Mirage, winning 1-2-1600 honors, and the win gives Tolleson a solid lead in series points. Charging hard with Jeff Yocum riding in the Ford, Dave Shoppe kept it in one piece and won his first Class 8 victory on the Frontier 500 race. IJlr' IJlr' running with the leading 1600s. Steve Kelley was just four minutes back, followed in two minutes by Stan Gilbert, then John Gable and Dave 1st 3rd Shoppe, who was dicing with Jerry McDonald and Steve McEachern. Walker stopped for a quick pit service at Check 2, keeping the lead, and most of the 5th 8th placings at the FRONTIER 500 used HEWLAND TRANSMISSIONS MODIFIED & PREPARED BY: MID VALLEY ENGINEERING cu ,,.,, .. :;, Arizona Dealer • Lola • Hewland ~ 20635 N. Cave Creek Rd., #5, Cave Creek Stage • Phoenix, AZ 85020 Phone: (602) 569-0056 • 569-0057 Full parts inventory and DG 300 Transmissions in stock. Distributor for digital angle finding instruments. Page 11 Taking the lead in the last 50 miles, Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen won Class 5,_and it w11s their third Class 5 victory on the Frontier 500. trucks were doing the tire trans,;,, a couple of miles later. changing act in this area. Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez but the damage eventually put the entry out after Gabbs, and they were credited with fourth place. Meanwhile Lesle and-Schneck-enburger held onto the lead through Gabbs, with 45 minutes in hand over Shaw/Cortez. Jeff and Tom Bolha also cleared the Gabbs control, but were not heard from again, and they took third place. Out in front all the way Mike Lesle scored his first victory in two years of desert racing. Lesle and Schnecken-burger took the win with over 45 minutes lead on Norm Shaw/ Manny Cortez. Lesle, with 18½ hours on the road was happier than the overall winner at the finish line. Next away was Class 7S, with Spence Low and his Nissan in command in the first 50 miles. The twelve truck field strung out fast, and- here Willie Valdez, Ford, had already lost 12 minutes while lying second, and Jim Venable's colorful Datsun was third. Officially at Beatty, Spence Low and Paul Delang had a hefty lead of almost an hour over Valdez. The John Cabe/ Tom Ebberts Toyota, having been stuck on a silt hill at the first highway crossing, was thi:rd, almost another hour back. Only five trucks made the first 155 At Beatty Evans had a fair lead, had the Circus Circus pink Bug 12 minutes, over Stan Gilbert/ in third, another 20 minutes Charlotte Coral, Ford. Shoppe back, and eight made it thmugh was up to third in his Fo{'.d, the rough stuff to Beatty. another five minutes_ back, Among the favorites, Mark followed in four minutes by Steele and John Johnson were Steve Kelley, GMC. Shortly after well back at Check 4, due to leaving Beatty Evans met a rocks Johnson's altercation . with a that took out a portion of the truck. Extensive · welding was brake system, and ·he was ·down required on the front and rear 25 min~tes. At Gabbs, Dave suspension, the motor mounting Shoppe/Jeff Yocum led, Gilbert studs were gone, so the engine lost a drive shaft en route and was located via a come~a-long dropped to fifth behind Kelley with a rachet in the cockpit. and McEachern. McDonald was Nonetheless,Johnson was just an in trouble getting to Gabbs, got hour behind the leader at Beatty, cured and made it to Check 9 ------'----------------------before falling out of the race. Frank Vessels got his new Chevy into Check 6, and not much farther, and John Gable vanished after Beatty too. Dave Shoppe minded the and the silt ~arefully, as he headed for pay dirt. Shoppe took the big victory in his Class 8 Ford. Walker Evans was content with second spot after all his troubles, and he finished about 50 minutes back in second, happy to be out of the truck after more than 14 hours of hard driving. Steve Kelley and Jon Nelson put the GMC in third, followed by Stan Gilbert/Char-lotte Corral. Ron Clyborne, who had a year's worth of flats in the first legs, and Glenn Harris drove their Ford to fifth, while Mike Nesmith and Randy Salmont were just twelve seconds back in sixth in their GMC. Only nine 5-1600s were brave enough to tackle the silt beds, rocks and stout cactus on the Frontier 500 couse, and only a pair of them saw the finish line · under the 20 hours time limit. Young -Mike Lesle, with .Gary Schneckenburger co-driving, led the group after 50 miles on the road, and he was still in the lead at Check 4. About 27 minutes back in second at Beatty were last year's winners Bob Knight and LeRoy Hansen, but they lost the October 1985 Mike Lesle and Gary Schneckenburger led Class 5-1600 all the way, and it was . the first off road victory for Leste in two years of racing. -Spence Low and Paul Delang had the Nissan up_tront despite troubles all the way. Low won Class 7S and was, in fact, the_ only finisher in the class. Dusty Times

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miles before the checkpoint closed. Cabe's Toyota and the Ford Ranger of Paul and Dave Simon were both apparently stuck too long on the silt hill out of Beatty, and neither one cleared Check 5 at Goldfield. Both Low and Valdez were also stuck in this area. Low lost his battery and borrowed one from a spectator to get through the mess. Valdez had clutch trouble with silt seeping into the working parts, but he finally got in motion, clearing Gabbs about two hours after Low. Spence Low got stuck in the same area on the trail back to Beatty, but he got out of the silt early' enough to win Class 7S, the only finisher. Willie Valdez, with Jose Alvarado riding, broke a steering box on the Ford Ranger somewhere out of Gabbs · and they retired in second place. Making it through Check 5, Jim Venable and Carl Jackson were third. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker kept their record intact, winning all four Frontier500s in the Class 4 Dodge, but this round they had plenty of problems. Points leaders in Class 9, Jim Dizney and Mike McCrory teamed up in the Chenowth to lead Class 9 from flag to flag, and put Oizney in the points lead. Althol!gh eight started in Class · 4, Rod Hall had the Dodge out front early. His two chief rivals were out early too, John Randall with engine failure in the Jeep, and Tim Casey with a broken spring and more in his Jeep. Hall had over an hour lead at Beatty on the Vern Roberts/Bill Donahoe Jeep Honcho. At Gabbs, only these two were still running, both having plenty of troubles. Roberts was over two hours back~at this point, and was not seen again. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker had plenty of problems too. They replaced a fuel pump, air cleaner and more, then broke the windshield and ran out of gas. In motion again they stopped to replace a front drive line, and finally, near the finish line they had to rebuild the front end with the help of the chasing Bill Stroppe crew. However, Rod Hall and Jim Fricker crossed the finish line in the Dodge in good time, and they won their fourth straight Frontier 500 title. This year, Rod said, was the toughest and most tiring course of all. Class 9 had four starters, and amazing as it seems, two of them finished. The Wood Hi Jumper was out early, and at Beatty Jim Dizney /Mike McCrory, Cheno, wth, had an eleven minute lead over Jeff Watson/Butch Darling, . with Mike Baker /Bob Scott not. far behind. All three sailed through Gabbs with Dizney's 1200 still leading, here by two hours over Baker's Chenowth. Baker did not see another , checkpoint, so Jim Dizney and • Mike McCrory had clear sailing on the route that had to be tough for just 1200 ccs to power thro~gh. The ~earn, _stai:iding one, two m the pomts race m Class 9, · won handily, giving Dizney the big points lead over McCrory. Fighting hard to finish, Watson and Darling took second with' just 17 . minutes left on the time allowance. Three Nissans and a Ford started in Class 7, and Mario Alesi had the early lead in his Nissan. Manny Esquerra was just four minutes back in his Ford Ranger, and both Sherman Balch and Roger Mears were well back on time. Balch got through Check 3 with multiple woes, and he and Chuck Johnson finally parked with an incurable trans / problem. Mears was· in trouble early, near [Jr [Jr [Jr [Jr Dusty Times Above photo is prototype. Actual game may differ slightly. ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES, INC. 326 W. KATELLA AVE., SUITE 4-H DT ORANGE, CALIFORNIA 92667 (714) 538-5878 YES! D Send me __ copy of the new and exciting "MINT 400 OFF-ROAD GAME" for $24.95 (Plus $2.50 each shipping & handling). My check or money order for$ ____ enclosed. VISA □ MASTERCARD□ Card#_· ______________ _ Expirationdate: ____________ Signature_· __________ _ Name ______________________________ _ Address _____________________________ _ City. ______________ State _________ Zip, ____ _ (California residents add 6% tax) · Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Octobcr1985 Page 13

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Art Peterson and Bob Scott moved into second in Class 1-2-1600 late in the race, and they kept it together to finish second in the _ORC chassis. Always in contention, the Chenowth Magnum of Bobby and Tom John and Rick Lind stayed close all day in 1-2-1600 class, and at · Neth had late breaking troubles and the brothers finished third in the flag their ORC was the first two seater home and 4th in class. Class 1-2-1600. ~ ~ Goodsprings, with a rock through a cooler, then came overheat, steering trouble arid the big fix at Check 2'. Later , Roger lost an oil pump, and the final blow was a broken torsion ba:r, but he kept on in the race. At Beatty Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra had a good, half hour lead over. Mario Alesi, who was having alternator trouble. The deep silt and resulting dust killed a lot of components on all the -race cats. Esquerra led through Gabbs, ' and · Mears was now !iecond by 11 minutes over Alesi. Manny Esquerra carried on to win Class · 7 in the Ford by well· over two hours, and for Manny it was · also his fourth straight victory in the Frontier 500 in -Class 7. Both his Ford and Hall's Dodge are built by Bill Stroppe and company, who know a little something about prepping a truck for a long and tough desert enduro. Roger Mears, with Brent Foes . riding along, ended up second in the-Nissan, .about 1 ½ hours back, and another half hour or. so back, Mario ALesi and Jim Conner finished third in their Nissan, for a 75 percent finish ratio in Class 7. Just five showed lip in Class 3, and both Ken Correia and Don Coffland had engine trouble on the pavement and were parked in less than five miles. Bob Chamberlin had the big earlv Manny and Tudy Esquerra are the sole owners of the Class 7 title in this race, doing the job cleanly again this year in the Ford Ranger. Although they finished th'e course a bit over time, Gene and Kirby Hightower were clear winners in Class 3 driving the Jeep CJ 7. Leading Class 5 out of Gabbs, the new Bug of Max Razo Walker Evans hadhis Class B_Dodge up front at Beatty by and John Robison vanished in the silt just a few miles from 12 minutes, but the course took its toll, and Evans came in pay dirt, and they did not finish. . second this round. · · -lead iri his Chevy powerecf Scout. But, by Check 2 the nose design on the Scout resulted in lots of rocks in the radiator, and Chamberlin stopped often for water and sealants. At Beatty Chamberlin arrived after the checkpoint 'closed, and both he and Jim Yacksyzn and Mark Hutchins, Bronco, were wavea off course at Beatty in deference to the bike traffic expected southbound to the finish line: ' Y acksyzn was credited with second place; and Bob Chamber-lin was third. Meanwhile Gene and Kirby · Hightower were way out front, having their own problems but still moving, clearing Gabbs in 14½ hours. Their Jeep CJ 7 finished the . cours~, and they won first place, but they were 20 minutes overtime at the flag, and only .credited with reaching Check 9, which does make a difference on the points schedule. The modified four wheel drive Class 14 had a field of two, the zippy Bronco driven' by Steve Mizel and David Bryan and the veteran Ford powered rear engined special of Carl Cook and Glen Emery. The Mizel rig took an early lead and, while not without trouble, cleared the Beatty check with over two hours margin. Cook and Emery were in the late afternoon group that were waved aside at Beatty because the check was closed for Steve Mize/ and David Bryan won the survival exercise in Class 14, doing well over 400 miles in the Ford before retiring as the winners. northbound traffic due to ten or so miles of common route. Mizel aJ:1.d Bryan carried on through Gabbs, and, in fact, got all the way to Coaldale. There, . with 100 plus miles left to run and a sickly Ford, they packed it onto the trailer, · the class winners. It was the usual pair in Class 12 · Sports .. Wagons with Jason Myers/Don Adams and i om Peltier/Dave Mendrin in their Jeep Cherokees. The Adams Jeep carrie to grief very ea:rly and vanished. Peltier and Mendrin fought the good fight through Check 4, carried on but failed to make it to Gabbs. They were the easy class winner anyhow. The faithful trio of Larry Schwacofer/Sid Spradling, '55 Chevy, Dale Draves/David Hutchins, AMC Hornet, and Garson and Greg Moser, Ford Ranchero, showed up to battle for Class 6 sedan honors, but it turned out to be no contest. Both the Ranchero and the Hornet succumbed in the silt beds in the Pahrump. Valley. Schwacofer cleared Check 4 in good time, carried on through Gabbs in just over 15 hours, went a bit farther, and decided enough was enough, taking the winner's . points in Class 6. The Challenger cars started next, six strong, and they really deserve to start further up the field by th_eir ~ ·~ ~ ~ Moving up rapidly in the waning stages of the race, Steve Brown · and Jeff Hibbard claimed 2nd in Class 5, surviving the rugged terrain. . . . . Greg Diehl and Brad Person had the Class 5 lead at C/1eck 4, but they had big troubles later on the route, and salvaged third place at th/'! flag. First on the road in the early laps, Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter were challenging for the lead when they got stuck, and finished fourth in Class 5. · Page 14 Octobe~1985 Dusty Times

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i;w- i;w- i;w-leg times. Usual winner Bob Savage had his T -Mag out front by about 25 minutes at Check 3. Chuck Guy and Rhonda Walsh were second, only four minutes ahead of Dave Girdner/Roy Perfect, and the Russ Winkler/Mark Schriner car was two hours back at this point and missing at Check #4 as were Brock and Scot Jones. At Beatty Savage held the same lead over Guy/Walsh. Girdner was in third, having some trouble, and Rick Johnson/Gary Watson were fourth in their Hi Jumper. Girdner's . car disap-peared after Check 6, leaving three in motion. Savage had big trouble and was third into Gabbs and seen no more. Johnson/ Watson had the lead at Gabbs by 25 minutes over Guy/Walsh, but they fell down somewhere in the night and ended second in class without a finish. It was Chuck Guy and Rhonda Walsh in the T-Mag who crossed the line with just seconds left on the time allowance, last overall but a finisher. . ; HDRA Class 7 4 x 4 had its biggest entry yet, five rigs, but none of them finished. Curtis Christen-FRONTIER 500 September 6-8, 1985 - Final Results POS. POS.CAR DRIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME 0/A CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -19 START 10 FINISH 1. 109 Larry Ragland (solo) Chaparral 11:54.16 1 2. 113 Ron Brant/Clark Gillies Race co 12:33.26 · 4 3. 102 Tim Kennedy Chaparral 12:41.08 5 4. 101 Albert Arciero (solo) Funco Hustler 13:20.50 8 5. 103 Bob Renz/Dick Clark Raceco 13:27.43 9 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -16 START - 7 FINISH 1. 214 Bob Richey /Tom Baker Raceco • 13:18.43 7 2. 203 Frank Arciero. Jr./Cal Wells. Jr. Toyota 14:34.30 16 3. 213 Len Newmen/Mike Gaughan Bunderson 15:17.50 22 4. 215 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree Chenowth 15:59.11 26 5. 206 Corky & Scott McMillin Chenowth 17:14.30 34 CLASS 1-2-1600 -1600 CC RESTRICTED -18 START - 9 FINISH 1. 1205 Rob Tolleson/Bill Varnes Mirage 14:00.01 14 2. 1207 Art Peterson /Bob Scott ORC 14:59.34 · 18 3. 1206 Bobby & Tom Neth Chenowth 15:02.22 19 4. 1209 John & Rick Lind ORC 15:07.16 20 5. 1216 Morley & Mike Williams Chenowth 15:20.49 23 CLASS J -SHORT WB 4x4 - 5 START - 0 FINISH 1. 303 Gene & Kirby Hightower Jeep CJ 7 14:27.28 Ck. 7 2. 304 Jim Yacksyzn/Mark Hutchins Ford Bronco 8:52.33 Ck. 4 3. 300 Bob & Cindy Chamberlin IH Scout 9:08.50 Ck. 4 CLASS 4 -LONG WB 4x4 - 8 START - 1 FINISH 1. 402 Rodney Hall/Jim Fricker Dodge 17:5 7.43 39 2. 403 Vern Roberts/Bill Donahoe Jeep Honcho 12:59.26 Ck. 7 3. 404 Kent Bullock/Bill Kennedy Dodge 7:56.58 Ck. 4 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG - 9 START - 4 FINISH 1. 546 Malcom Vinje/Mark Hansen Baja Bug 15:31.30 24 2. 512 Steve Brown/ Jeff Hibbard Baja Bug 16:11.06 28 3. 502 Greg Diehl/Brad Person • Baja Bug 16:19.34 31 4. 500 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 16:48.30 33 5. 548 Max Razo/ John Robison Baja Bug 9:01.03 Ck. 7 CLASS 5-1600 -1600 CC BAJA BUG - 9 START - 2 FINISH 1. 551 Mike Lesle/Gary Schneckenburger Baja Bug 18:35.27 45 2 552 Norm Shaw/Manny Cortez Baja Bug 19:22.12 48 3. 557 Jeff & Tom Bolha Baja Bug , 13:03.12 Ck. 7 4. 598 Mark Steele/John Johnson Baja Bug Ck. 7 CLASS 68 -STANDARD 2 WO SEDAN - J START - 0 FINISH 1. 641 Larry Schwacofer /Sid Spradling '55 Chevy 15:16.03 Ck. 7 CLASS 7 - MINI-MID-SIZE PICKUP - 4 START - J FINISH 1. 701 Manuel & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 15:09.15 21 2. 700 Roger Mears/Brent Foes Nissan 17:26.38 35 3. 702 Mario Alesi/Jim Conner Nissan 18:07.46 42 4. 703 Sherman Balch/Chuck Johnson Nissan Ck.3 CLASS 7S -STOCK 2 WO MINI PICKUP -12 START - 1 FINISH 1. 728 Spencer Low/Paul Delang Nissan 17:49.33 38 2. 724 Willie Valdez/ Jose Alvarado Ford Ranger 12:24.03 Ck. 7 3. 723 Jim Venable/Carl Jackson Datsun Ck. 5 4. 726 John Cabe/Tom Ebberts Toyota 6:36.06 Ck. 4 CLASS 7 4x4 -STOCK MINI PICKUP 4x4 - 5 START - 0 FINISH 1. 750 Fred Wright/Chris Chocek Toyota 11:27.00 Ck. 6 2. 752 Curtis Christensen/ Jon Lee Toyota 6:29.37 Ck. 4 CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -12 START - 6 FINISH 1. 807 Dave Shoppe/ Jeff Yocum Ford 13:58.35 13 2. 801 Walker Evans Dodge 14:47.09 17 3. 802 Steve Kelley/ Jon Nelson GMC 15:46.49 25 4. 812 Stan Gilbert/Charlotte Corral Ford 16:16.33 30 5. 803 Ron Clyborne/Glenn Harris Ford 18:19.27 43 CLASS 9 -1200 CC SINGLE SEAT - 4 START - 2 FINISH 1. 919 Jim Dizney /Mike McCrory Chenowth 16:03.28 27 2. 901 Jeff Watson/Butch Darling Hi Jumper 19:42.46 49 3. 900 Mike Baker /Bob Scott Chenowth 11:54.42 Ck. 7 CLASS CHALLENGE - 6 START - 1 FINISH 1. 921 Chuck Guy /Rhonda Walsh T-Mag 19:59.40 51 2. 924 Rick Johnson/Gary Watson Hi Jumper 13:30.55 Ck. 7 3. 923 Bob Savage T-Mag 13:56.06 Ck. 7 CLASS 10-' UNLIMITED 1650 CC -12 START - 4 FINISH 1. 1008 Steve Sourapas/Dave Richardson Race co 12:14.00 2 2. 1004 Mark Broneau/Jim Stiles Race co 12:20.24 3 3. 1001 Marty Reider/ Jake Fogg Race co 12:56.48 6 4. 1005 Jack Irvine/Kit Trenholm. Jr. Race co 13:46.43 12 5. 1007 Buddy Yates/Sandy Stewart Bunderson 14:55.52 Ck. 7 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 2 START - 0 FINISH 1. 1199 Andy Diaz/Charlie Woodard vw 15:12.35 Ck. 7 2. 1198 Ramon Castro/Victor Preciado vw 7:57.42 Ck. 4 CLASS 12 -4x4 PRODUCTION SPORT WAGON - 2 START - 0 FINISH 1. 350 Tom Peltier /Dave Mendrin Jeep Cherokee 7:18.14 Ck. 4 CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4x4 - 2 START - 0 FINISH 1. 451 Steve Mizell David Bryan Ford Bronco 14:05.13 Ck. 7 2. 450 Carl Cook/Glen Emery Jeep Special 8:48.54 Ck. 4 Total Starters in Cars -148 -Finishers -51 Race Distance -Approximately 536 Miles -Time Allowance -20 hours Page 16 sen/Jon Lee were leading in their Toyota at Check 3, with an hour in hand over Fred Wright and Chris Chocek, also in a Toyota .. G .T. Gowland/Ron Spates were more than another hour back here and were not seen again. The Christensen rig maintained the lead of about half an hour over Wright at Beatty, but they fell out in the silt to the north. Making it through Check 6 at Tonopah, the winners were Fred Wright and Chris Chocek, maintaining the Toyota domina-tion of this class. Last off the line were a pair of Class 1 ls, but only the Andy Diaz/Charlie Woodard Beetle The auel for Class 12 honors went to Tom Peltier and Dave Mendrin in the Jeep Cherokee, as the pair went the farthest, through Check 4. took the green flag on time. The Ensenada based team of Ramon · · morning, and ended up . in couple hours late, and it was their Castro and Victor Preciado got Pahrump instead of the start line. undoing. Diaz and Woodard had bad directions earl_y _Saturday They finally found Jean and left a an hour, 40 minute lead at In the thick of the action all the way, Steve Kelley and Jon Nelson herded the Class 8 GMC home third, despite some problems along the way. The sharp looking Bug of Las Vegans Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez had a good run and the pair finished strong, second in the 5-1600 ranks. Willie Valdez had troubles with his Ranger from the start, ·and Valdez eventually retired after Gabbs, still taking second in Class 7S. Vern Roberts and Bill Oqnahoe fought to survive in the Class 4 Jeep, but they ran out of time after Gabbs, but were second in class anyhow. October1985 Flat tire king of the Frontier 500, Ron Clyborne, with Glenn Harris doing the anchor driving job, brought the Ford in fifth in Class 8. Jeff and Tom Bahia were going well through the Gabbs control, but they vanished into the dark desert, but they earned third in Class 5-1600. Pausing for a road crossing, John Cabe and Tom Ebberts got stuck in the first miles, but carried on through Beatty, retiring in fourth in 7S. Kent Bullock and Bill Kennedy took third in Class 4 in their Dodge, but the Reno drivers never got close to home, retiring after Check 4. Dusty Times

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Having a year's worth of trouble, Roger Mears carriedon in his neat Nissan and made the finish line a fine 2nd in this factory class. Rick Johnson and Gary Watson led the Challenge class for a while, but they ran out of time to make the finish, and were second in class. The Toyota of Curtis Christensen and Jon Lee was the fastest Class 7 4 x 4 to Beatty, but they vanished into the silt then, and placed second. With his competition out early, Larry Schwacofer went most of the distance in Class 6, retiring late in the night the class winner. Chuck Guy and Rhond_a Walsh won the Challenger class in a T-Mag, taking the checkered flag the winner with merely 20 seconds left in time. It was tough going for the .Class 7 4 x 4s, and.the Toyota of Fred Wright and Chris Chocek survived to win, getting to Tonopah, Check 6. -Andy Diaz and Charlie Woodard did a great job in their Class 11 Beetle, winning the class with a decent time of 15 hours, 12 minutes to Gabbs Jeff Watson and Butch Darling had plenty of problems with their Class g Hi Jumper, but they struggled on to finish, second in the class. Dusty Times Beatty, and they made it to Gabbs and took the victory. Castro and Preciado were waved off at Beatty, drove on to Check 7 anyhow, but all the checks en route were closed, so they were officially done at Check 4. The finish line closed down around four Sunday morning in Beatty, the scores were computed, and the red eyed survivors, along with the equally red eyed officials, showed up at the Frontier Hotel in Vegas just after noon on Sunday for the awards. The ceremonies were held this year in the posh environment of the main showroom. A few class awards were held up, since none in these classes had finished and the checkpoint logs had not arrived in Vegas as yet. The next day it was all sorted out and the results are as listed. The fourth Frontier 500 in 1985 was unquestionably the toughest and longest run of the four to date. Even the winners said the course went away fast, the going was extra rough, and they were all glad to finish at Beatty instead of trying 'to survive the silt to get back to Jean. Any tire salvage operator could probably rake in a year's worth of torn tires by sweeping the course, as only a few made the r.un without snagging nasty rocks lying in the silt. Despite the rugged conditions, the starting entry was up by three cars over 1984. Repeat winners were few. Along with Larry Ragland, Manny Esquerra and Rod Hall, other winners that also won in 1984 were Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen, Larry Schwacofer/Sid Spradling, and the rest were new faces with first place awards. Last year Larry Ragland drove fr9m Sloan to Dayton in ten hours and seven minutes. His time this year of eleven hours, fifty-four minutes is testimony to the longer and rougher course. It remains to be seen if the 1986 Frontier 500 will be another loop race like this one, ·or return to the one way course from south to north that was the popular feature of the first three events. FRONT BUMPERS- Smittyt>ilt makes them big (3" tubing) and bold. They fit and look great! Available with or without winch mount for Mini & Mid size trucks. Bumper only, no winch provision, on Full Size Truck bumpers. TRUCK BARS An original Smittyt>ilt design. Single, double or triple main bars with single or double rear kickers available. All feature big 3" tubes for the ultimate massive look! Exclusive "one piece" construction. All truck bars have light mounting tabs. REAR BUMPERS-A Smittyt>ilt specialty with big 3" tubes. Optional light or heavy duty hitch (pictured) available for Mini or Mid Size Trucks. Truck bars and tube bumpers, grill guards and cage kits for most Mini, Mid and Full Size Trucks. (818) 442-1788 October1985 Page 17

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BFGoodrich Off Road Sprints· By Brenda A. Parker Some of the best racing in the series this year was at the -BFGoodrich Off Road Sprints held at the Macon County F:air in Decatur, Illinois on July 28, 1985. Class 1-1600 and the Super 1650's really put on a show for the crowd estimated between 3,000 and 4,000 strong. They not only fill the grandstands _they si_t along the fence on either side of the grandstands, and there is even an area on the back side of the track for "tailgaters". There was lots of . good racing among the leaders but I can take nothing away from the runners who were back in the pack and racing like they were racing for first place. It was good hard racing and an· exciting weekend. There were two 10 lap heats for each class with the purse being paid off at 40% for the first heat and 60% for the second heat. The $7,000 added purse was put up by BFGoodrich and the fair board. The show got started with nine cars in the 2-1600 class. Kevin Probst jumped to the head of the pack off the start and opened a comfortable lead. By the sixth lap he was lapping the back markers. He was foflowed. by Don Meadows who stayed in second until the last lap when he pulled off the track with; as he indicated later, either transmission or clutch problems. When he pulled off this moved Chuck Williams, Jr., driving his Berrien, into. second place. Back in the . pack Dick Knutson and Bruce Bailey were fighting for fourth place. Knutson finally came out on top finishing third when Meadows pulled off the track. Bailey finished fourth with Doug Bils in fifth spot. There were 13 cars on the grid for the first 1-1600 heat. Todd Attig beat everyone off the line and stayed in the lead for two laps. He was passed by Hilding Brannstrom in lap 3. Mike Poppie, after fighting for position with Gale Brockie for several laps, passed both Brannstrom and Attig to take the lead. He was never challenged after this. However, there was a fierce battle for second between Brannstrom, Attig and Lee W uesthoff. There was also some great dicing going on between Mike Copas and Chris Raffo for sixth spot with Raffo finally making the final pass on lap 7. Attig and Wuesthoff fell off the pace a little leaving second position to Brannstrom. At the finish it was Poppie, Brannstrom, Photos: Gil Parker Attig, Wuesthoff and Brockie in the first five positions. The largest class was the Super 1650 class with 21 cars. They were all on the track at the same time and I must say that the-promoters were reaching the limits of the track with this many cars at one ·time. If this' class' continues to grow they may have to look at qualification races for next year. Kevin Probst came off the start grid in first place and was never headed. Scott Taylor. was third, but by the end o'f lap one had moved into second place ahead of Lee W uesthoff. These three positions never changed although Taylor and Wuesthoff both let Probst-know they were right on his tail. You could have covered the first three cars with a blanket. Bruce Brannstrom ran a comfortable fourth with Dale Scott, one of the local drivers, running in fifth position. Jeff Probst was out of the race after lap 2. The bolts on his fly wheel came loose and sheared off. Scott Taylor had a leaking carburetor but managed to finish. There were so many cars on the track at one time and they were bunched up so close that it was difficult to see where everyone was running. Even back in the pack there was some good close racing. Mike pretty much a repeat of heat 1 Reusche, Mike Paulson and Art with Kevin Probst and Chuck Schmitt were putting on quite a Williams running one and two all show racing for sixth place. the way. Dick Knutson, Bruce Paulson came out on top in the Bailey, Jim Dooley and Doug Bils · last lap to finish sixth. were fighting it out for third Next out were the production· place. Knutson and Bailey finally classes, 3 & 4 and 7 & 8. They managed to ·pull away from the ran at the same time but for other two cars but continued different purses. There were 11 their race for third spot. Bailey trucks and Jeeps in these two finally made the last pass to finish classes. In Class 3 & 4 Jan in third with Knutson in fourth. Dudiak from Pittsburgh, PA was Meanwhile, Dooley managed to first off the line but he soon fell best Bils and finished in fifth to Goeff Dorr. Goeff was then place. never-challenged for first place. Class 1-1600 was next on the Gerald Foster, from Noble, IL, grid. Lee Wuesthoff was first off was in second for several laps the line and went flag to flag. when Dudiak fell to third place David Walling climbed the back but by lap 8 Foster was out with a of Randy Hartke on the first turn smoking engine. This moved but Hartke was in second place Dudiak into second place where by the end of lap 1. Gale Brockie, he finished. Coming in third and from Jackson, Michigan, was in fourth were Joe Clinton and third spot. Gale passed Hartke by Bruce McKinney. Just yards lap 3 and ran second until lap 9 down the track from the start when Hilding Brannstrom got line, which is located on the around him. As a matter of fact, horse racing track, the cars have there was a fierce fight going on to make a sharp right hand turn between Brockie, Brannstrom to enter the infield, where all the and Attig for second place with racing is_done. Bruce McKinney, all thtee cars running quite close usually a strong contender in together. At the checkered it was Class 3 & 4, got hung up on the W uesthoff, Brannstrom, Brock-fence making this turn which put ie, Attig and Mike Poppie. him dead last. He just didn't have Poppie, early in the race, had enough laps to catch up. climbed all over the rear end of In Class 7 & 8 it was Kevin Dave Walling taking Dave's Pence from Wisconsin first ·off . carburetor off, and Poppie had the line but he was soon out with worked his \Vay from ninth place mec·hanical problems. This backuptofifthbeforeheranout moved Dave Hackers into the -of laps. , lead, and Chuck Johnson in his The Super 1650's were up. Ford was running dose. again and 15 cars took the green Johnson's Ranger stalled on lap2 -flag. This class was red-flagged and by the time he got started because someone jumped the again he was one lap down. At green and they had a re-start ... the checkered it was Hackers and Scott Taylor won the race to the Johnson, 011e ·and two. first corner and Dale· Scott; -· Tl;lere were8 entries in Class 1. jumped_,in behind him. He was All of these cars were Super 1650 soon passed by Lee W:uesthoff cars who had double entered and they. ran second and third except Scott Taylor who ~ad untH lap 10 when Derrel Burks brought his Class 1. car. Taylor moved into third spot and Scott came out in firs(place but by lap dropped . to fifth. Don Ponder 3 he had dropped to last place had passed Dale to take over with a smoking engine. He fourth position. This was a clean completed only six laps before and fast race and the crowd loved retiring with a blown head every minute of it. There is no gasket. Meanwhile, Kevin Probst way to put into the words the moved into first place and stayed excitement of 15 cars all racing there until the last lap when he hard and fast for a victory. suddenly pulled off the track. He In Class 3 & 4 Geoff Dorr had had thrown a rod. Art Schmitt, no competition for the lead. He from Pennsylvania, had been went flag to flag. Joe Clinton ran running a strong second and in a strong second all the way. Bob lap 9 he moved into first place. Gierke was running in third 'til Mike Paulson was second and lap 4 when he lost his drive shaft. Derrel Burks finished third with This moved Jan Dudiak into Dale Scott taking fourth spot. third where he stayed to finish. Steve Koopman had a pretty bad Matt Foltz, from Wisconsin, rollover on one of the back rolled on lap 4 and was out of the jumps. He took the jump at the race. Dorr, Clinton, Dudiak and wrong angle and rolled, putting McKinney finished in that order. himself out of the race. Class 7· & 8 saw Chuck Now it was time for Class 2-Johnson off the line fast with 1600 again. There was a pile up at Dave Hackers second. Pence did the start of the race and it was not take the green flag for this red-flagged and re-started. It was Playing before packed grandstands, Kevin Probst won both heats in Class 2-1600 driving his trusty Berrien out front most of the distance. Mike Poppie, here trying to pass Todd Attig, won the first 1-1600 moto, but got tangled in traffic in the second round and dropped to fifth .. In the combined Class 7 and 8 contest, Dave Hockers flew his Ford V-8 to an easy win in both heats, after Kevin Pence went out of the event. October 1985 D~styTimcs

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SCORE CANADA SERIES Autocross at Peterborough, Ontario The third event in the Score Canada points series for 1985 happened late in July at Peterborough, Ontario. The Autocross was the final event in a five day "Speed Week" staged for the first time in the area. Starting on the Wednesday night, and carrying on through Sunday afternoon, the asphalt oval at Westgate Speedway handled the activity. Events included late model sportsman racing, tractor pulls, Mike Spiker's car crushing act with the All American monster truck, and the off road racing. All the activities took place in the evening except for the Sunday off road racing that closed the Speed Week. . The off road course was short by Score Canada standards, and the track surface was tricky for the drivers. The track used a · portion of the paved oval, covered with dirt, and that produced the unfamiliar sound of tires squealing at the end of the front straight into a left hand turn. The tight and slippery course produced some wild racing for local fans, who were treated to their first off road autocross race in the scenic area, about one hour northeast of Toronto. On Saturday the sun was fading for the night as the 1-2-1600s, with 14 starters, and the pair of mini trucks took off to battle it out in the first heat of the weekend. Leading the race from the first lap was 18 year old Dean Dodd in his Eastern Force Berrien. Dodd was followed by Serge Lambert in his action T rois car, and Joel Croft, making his first start with Score Canada this season. The leading truck was the 7M Ford Ranger of Curt LeDuc, and Bill Walker, also from New England, held on in second in a Class 7 Dodge. Walker had Text & Photos: Danny McKenzie problems early in the heat, and his retirement left LeDuc all alone racing with the buggies. Dean Dodd looked strong in the lead in his Berrien, but he led the last event too, only to lose the win just before the finish to a more experienced racer who kept his engine fresh for the last minute dash. This time Dodd seemed to hav~ the ra~e under control, and he was pulling away from the pair following him, Serge Lambert and Joel Croft.· After 15 laps Dean Dodd broke his second place jinx and won the race. Late in the race Joel Croft Young Dean Dodd had a good weekend, winning two races on Saturday and taking 1-2-1600 honors in the Championship Challenge in his B.errien. took second place away from sponsored by Armstrong Tires, Serge Lambert. Sway-A-Way, Bilstein, Deist, After just one heat the track Seagate Sport Design, HPS, and conditions were rough, and the more. On the eighth lap Joel sun was down. The dimly lit Croft got by Tom Surace and infield on the track played some they finished in that order in tricks on the quicker cars, as second and third. Class 10 was next on the The Class 4 action in Score schedule. From the start Claude Canada events is the special Tetreault put his Action Trois province of Curt LeDuc, and for Funco out front, but he was the battle he had his V-8 quickly challenged by John powered Ford special in top McPherson in his Eastern Force form. As predicted, Curt LeDuc Berrien. This had to be won the race. The show was the Tetreault's best race of the year, fight for second place between as for five laps McPherson used Jerry Bundy in his very quick 6 all the tricks in the book to get by cylinder Jeep special, and Brian Tetreault for the lead. But, the Case in his Brampton Off Road Quebec racer outpowered Chevy pickup. They both made McPherson out of every corner. the effort to catch LeDuc, and in On the sixth lap the right rear the action Bundy started using wheel became wobbly on the bumpy washboards on Tei:reault's car, slowing him course instead of the longer but con s iderably. The wheel smoother truck bypass, just to eventually came off on lap 12. grab an extra second a lap. Bundy McPherson now had sole1 jumped over the washboards in possession of the lead, and was -his wild Jeep like the Class 10 being challenged by Bill Lefeuvre buggies had in the previous heat. in his BFGoodrich sponsored But, LeDuc, seeing what his Berrien. O n the ninth round nearest competitor had in mind, Lefeuvretook over the lead from jumped the bumps too, and kept McPherson, and he poured on his lead to win the 15 lapper. the power as Dave Lofland had From the start of the Class 1 worked up through the field to event, Dave Hunter, chief second place. There was more wrench for Ed Righter's E-Bea-R room to race now, and cars were racing team Chenowth Mag-breaking down in the closing nums, took the lead. Next came· stagesoftherace.Lefeuvrewasin Bill Lefeuvre and Richard command and he took the Dagenais, in a Richard Buggy. checkered flag after 15 hard laps. John McPherson held fourth for Dave Lofland, from New Jersey, two laps, then moved into third held on in second spot followed behind Hunter who had lost the home by Frank Nielson. lead to Dagenais. A lap later Next on the schedule was a ten. McPherson was intffsecond and lap "Winner Take All" race for working on race leader Dagenais. the restricted 1600 cars. Off the On the fifth round McPherson line 1984 class champion Tom put his Berrien in the lead with Surace, from New Jersey, took Dagenais and Hunter in hot the lead, closely followed by pursuit. After eight laps Dagenais Dean Dodd and Rick Price, in his still held second, and his Kar World entry. On lap 4 Joel teammate Normand Vaillancourt Croft moved into third, and a lap. was in third, while Hunter was later Dean Dodd passed Surace down to fourth. The fierce racing for first spot. Just 18 years old, was taking its toll, and Dodd was looking for another Vaillancourt broke an axle on lap win, and he stayed out front 10, and Dagenais lost his spot to taking the checkered flag after Hunter. After 15 laps the win ten tough laps. Dodd's Berrien is _ (continued on page 20) Driving his much raced Berrien in both Class 1 and Class 10, Bill Lefeuvre got a first and a second on Saturday and won Class 1 in the Challenge. After a rash of broken axles, Normand Vaillancourt gbt things glued together and flew his Mantis Spyder to first pla·ce in Class 1 on Sunday. Charging hard, Curt LeDuc won the Challenge of Champions overall in his V-8 powered Ford, and he also won Class 4 both days with the slick rig. Trying hard, Jerry Bundy sailed over the course in pursuit of LeDuc, but he ended up with a pair of seconds in the 6 cylinder Jeep creation. DustyTimes Octobcr1985 Page 19

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· Chuck Johnson had no one to race in Class 7 with his 7S Ranger, but he still took to the track, getting second in combined Class 7 and 8. Scott Taylor had a good evening in his Super 1650 Eliminator, as he won the second round and took a hard earned second in the first heat. Geoff Dorr warmed up for his Riverside triumph in August by winning both heats for Classes 3 and 4 combined, driving his sturdy Jeep CJ 8. MACON COUNTY OFF ROAD SPRINTS (from page 18) heat. By lap 7 Chuck pulled off the· trac k wit h electrical problems and this left the win to Hockers in his Class 8. This race is run on the last night of the Macon County Fair which is a Sunday. The racing doesn't get over until close to midnight. This reporter had to leave before the last two heats of the night because of a six hour drive to get home and back to work on Monday morning. Since I had not received the results of the last two heats from the promoters by press time I cannot report on the final results of the second Class 1 heat or the Womens' race. I do want to say that this is one of the most successful and growing races in our series. It was reported to me that BFGoodrich is more than happy with their association with the promoters of this race. Let's hope it continues for several years to come. PDERBOROUGH ... urom page ,9) went to John McPherson in his Eastern Force Berrien backed by, Armstrong Tires, Sway-A-Way, Bilstein, Deist, - Seagate Sports Design, HPS, etc. At the flag Bill Lefeu vre had worked into second and Dave Hunter was third. The Saturday race paid 40 percent of the purse, and everyone was primed for the Sunday afternoon runs, good for 60 percent of the purse. The feisty 1600s took off from the mass start area in a pack, with Jim Antes, in a Mantis, in the lead followed by Dean Dodd and Rick Price. In another lap Joel Croft had worked into fourth spot, and moved up another hotch at Price's expense on the next round. By the sixth lap Dean Dodd and Jim Antes had a battle, exchanging the lead, but Antes won the war and went back into first place. On the 12th lap Joel Croft moved ahead of Dodd for second, and Dodd slowly moved down the field with a.flat tire. Meanwhile, up front Antes and Croft were fighting it out in the late stages of the race. Joel Croft moved into the lead on lap 14 and won the race. Jim Antes came in second and Tom Surace was third. McPherson: Behind him four other Canadians provided the fans with some wild and unpredictable action. T earn-mates Normand Vaillancourt and Richard Dagenais went wheel to wheel for second place. Vaillancourt was in second for a couple of laps, then broke another axle. Dagenais sped off into the dust of McPherson's rooster tail. Claude Tetreault, who had been in fourth all along, was now third and fighting off a bid from Bill Lefeuvre. At the finish, .behind McPherson it was Richard Dagenais, Claude Tetreault, Bill Lefeuvre and Dave Lofland. Hilding Brannstrom came close in both Class 1-1600 heats, but each round he ended up in second place at the checkered flag in Decatur. The action was tight in Class_2-1600. Taking second in both heats, Chuck Williams, Jr. edges past Dick Knutson, who was third in the first go. Next on -the program was another 1-2-1600 winner take all dash. It had to be Joel Croft's day, since he won the 1600 points race early in Sunday's program. Croft took the lead in this heat from the start, and he never looked back on his way to victory. Tom Surace got his Berrien home second, and another driver from New Jersey, Gary Franklin, was third. In the Class 4 main event, the heavy favorite €urt LeDuc once again proved he is the man to beat in 4 x 4 action. LeDuc was unchallenged on his way to his' · second victory of the weekend. Jerry Bundy took second and Brian Case was third. The final points race featured the Class 1 unlimited cars. Dave Hunter, from New York, and Hunter got the hole shot, Claude Tetreault. followed by Normand Vaillan-The Challenge of Champions court, Richard Dagenais and was the final race of the meet. Claude Tetreault. On the third The 1600s left first, and Dean lap, Tetreault moved up to third, Dodd led Joel Croft. Curt LeDuc and Hunter still led Vaillancourt. lefr next, followed by the Class John McPherson \Vas out of the 10s and finally the Class 1 cars. game with a broken ·transmis-The field was scattered all over 1 sion. the course, all racing to cover 20 · Everyone held position until laps first despite the time lap 11. Then Vaillancourt, who handicaps. · had been challenging Hunter for Dodd lost the lead to Joel a few laps, moved into first pla~e, Croft on lap 11, and on lap 16 and on the same lap Richard · Curt LeDuc had his hefty Ford Dagenais got ahead of Tetreault out front overall. When the 20 for third. Claude Tetreault, not laps ran out Curt LeDuc won top one to be outdone, moved in on honors, Dean Dodd won Class !-Dagenais in the final moments. 2-1600, Paul Robertson took Normand Vaillancourt held on Class 10 and Bill Lefeuvre was to win the race, followed by Dave tops in Class 1. T he 20 lap Class 10 race turned out to be a flag to flag romp for John " The Nuke" Curt LeDuc had no one to race after a few laps in his Class 7M Ford Ranger, but he kept the crowd entertainer! dicing with the 1-2-1600s. John McPherson had mixed success with his Berriens, taking Class 1 on Saturday and Class 10 on Sunday, wounding both cars in the process. Mowing down a few_ hay bales, Dave Hunter, left, tried hard to repass Normand Vaillancourt in Sunday's Class 1 heat, but Hunter came in second. Page 20 Challenging the pair of New Englanders in Class 4, Ontario driver Brian Case kept his long nosed Chevy 4x4 in a tight 3rd both days. October 1985 Running just oui of the money all weekend, Toronto driver Paul Robertson got some change as he won Class 10 honors in the Challenge of Champions. Dusty Times

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clash . It's Bright Al~ Night at the_ Summer Off ROcld Championships way out front with Kalt, Tutalo, and Ingram rounding out the Pro's after Greer became a DNF. Mike Williams got ahead of Capanear for the Sportsman win after LaCascio was a DNF. Mike Doherty had invited KLPX disc jockey Margie Rye along for the ride, took her for some high flights over the doubles, and diced it up with Bright every time the pair got close. Slagle earned his Beginner finish. When the flag dropped for the second moto, the pair got off together and ran side-by-side through the first three turns. But they tangled off the next jump and Kolt had a tire come off the rim, ending his run. This put T utalo in second and Ingram third. Mike Williams picked up the Sportsman 2-1600 win after a good run with Capanear. Text: Daryl D. Drake Hard charging Albert Bright, center, prepares to iap Scott Tutalo during the first moto at Tucson International R~ceway. Once again, Albert Bright dominated the action at Tucson International Raceway. This time it was at the "Summer Off Road Championships," the sixth event in the American Off Road Racing Association's "Western States Series" and the second nighttime off road short course race in Arizona this summer. A.O.R.R.A. once again presented a program featuring bikes, A TVs, arid buggies running in a two moto format. A -good sized crowd saw the event come off smoothly with the racing starting promptly at 7 p.m. and the last moto' over by 11:00. -The 150% Pro Payback pu't a· smile on Albert Bright's face as he picked up$500 for his efforts, with runner-up Scott Tutalo _grinning a $250 smile. While the last A.O.R.R.A. race had some problems concerning the amount of the payoffs, those difficulties seemed to be resolved, · and Bright had the cash in hand before midnight. This has been A.O.R.R.A.'s first year in operation, but the promoters have done their best in improving conditions at each event. Roomy pit areas, enthusiastic crowds, adequate lighting and a wide one mile course ( that I think offers more challenges and variety than e-ven Mickey Thompson's offerings) should be drawing more entries to . A.O.R.R.A.'s events, but the field was even smaller than at the pre.Mint 400 Spring Fever race in Phoenix. So Albert Bright is challenging California's short-coursers to come on over! As at the Spring Fever date,the Don Ko/t zooms past Tony Capanear, but an errant flat tire kept him from · posting a serious threat to Bright's ~ictory. William "Doc" Ingram enjoys short court racing as much as desert racing, and his Chaparral is this series points /e;J.der. Dusty Times Photos: John Ohanesian three divisions ran together, which made for plenty of action during the eight lap motos. In the first battle, Don Kolt got the holeshot with Pro's Scott T utalo, Albert Bright, Glen Greer and Doc Ingram giving chase, all entered in Class 1. In the next wave, the Sportsmen, came Lance LaCascio. and Joe Chirco in their Class 2 machine, with 2-1600's Tony Capanear and Mike Williams fighting it out. Last off were Beginner Wesley Slagle in his bright ·orange bomber, and Mike Doherty making an exhibition run in his Class 8 Chevy. Bright seems to have this course wired, and by the third lap he was already lapping the back markers. At the finish, Bright was Bright and Kolt have a real rivalry going in the Pro division, so after their 1-2 finish in the first moto, everyone knew both would be running hard for the win in the second. Bright, you may remember, was quite a terror in the Class 5 ranks, winning the SCORE Riverside bash a couple of years ago, and he's had no trouble making the switch to Class 1. Kolt has been running in Classes 10 and 1. He led Larry Ragland at the A.D.R.A. New Year's Grand Prix, and a week after this July race, was out front for a while at Mickey Thompson's CoHseum Along with some real good racing in the motorcycle classes, the fans got their six bucks worth and left happy. A.O.R .R.A. is determined to make this series viable and will be sending invites to the California racers soon after Riverside. Three more races are planned· for this fall, with dates and locations to be announced later this month. · A.O.R.R.A. has also worked out a race car rental plan with Tucson's Offroad Buggy Supply so you don't even have to make the tow. For more information on A.O.R.R.A. contact John Ohanesian at ( 602) 867-4 769 or write A.O.R.R.A., P.O. Box . 31811, Phoenix, AZ 85046. . . The only truck at the Tucson championships, M ike Doherty put his Class 8 Chevy through its paces on an exh_ibition run. Scott Tutalo ran hard all night, but his small, 1600cc engine kept him in second place in the second moto. 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AMSA'S SILVER DOLLAR 6 HOUR Hibbs in his more sophisticated car. It went that way all day, with Starkey not being pushed by any -Quick and Dirty at Cal City two seaters, and running about 14 minutes down at the end of his last lap. Nonetheless, he got his Class A (two seat) win, and a By Judy Smith firm position in the points Photos: Judy Smith/John Howard standings. Classes S and B were also not too full for this one, so AMSA combined them . again, which doesn't exactly thrill the Class B 1 folks who are limited to 2000ccs if they're single seaters and 2200ccs if they're two seaters. The S folks, unlimited Baja Bugs, could run any size motor they wanted, and as it happened, one of them did have 2274ccs. But, in any case, it turned into a destruction derby. The second car off the line, one of the Baja Bugs, was the team of Rich Leigh and Bob Hemphill, who didn't finish the first lap, and then disappeared. Jean Arney, in a two ' seat 100 inch Class B car, who'd worked all night to install a new motor, lost his transmission on the second lap. So there were only four running, and they were not all in the best of condition. Fred Powers, driving his first A relative newcomer to off road racing, Greg Hibbs won overall in his second time out at Cal City, driving the Class 10 Chenowth. He finished a lap ahead of the entire field. race in Mario Alesi 's old up of volunteers who committed. Chenowth, lost a throttle spring themselves at the drivers on the first lap, and lost a lot of meeting, this group of five time. Ed Mohr, co-driving with drivers, plus Webb, was to be his son John, had his trusty old called upon after the race _if Funco in front by about 23 anything had to be discussed. minutes on the second lap. Scott Webb and the drivers could feel Weir and Dale Connors had the fairly certain that it would. oldHiJumper,theCloudhopper, There's always something. in second place, and Danovan The California . City Silver course would be marked at that Dollar 6 Hour, AMSA's Labor time. Day event, featured some close It was. But then, due to BLM competition and a win by a decisions, according to Webb, a relative newcomer. Greg Hibbs big chunk of the trail had to be of San Diego, who drives the old deleted. So the racers pre-ran Bob Richardson Chenowth again, in order to be able to find Magnum, got his overall win in the new turn-off. Then, for some his second try at the California reason pertaining to the desert City course. tortoise, another area changed The race had originally been later in the day. So, the racers scheduled as a 24 hour event, but pre-ran again. Jim Webb, AMSA's president, Luckily the course was short, changed it to a six hour day, only about 50 miles by the time it citing the possibility of "poten-had been shortened, and didn't tial major sponsors" and the · take long to pre-run. But the short time to "properly stage weather ·was hot and sultry and such a major event". He has now some found it irritating. · earmarked the 1986 Labor Day It was the usual California City Weekend for the 24 Hour Desert type course, with many long, fast Endurance Championship, and straights and not much rough this one was a quickie. stuff. The area deleted from the Webb turned the course race this time had been some of around from the early June 12 the rough. Hour Race, and planned to run, Race ,day was hot, b~t the same track exactly, but in refreshing breezes came up early reverse. His pre~race literature to keep it from being a real promised that the track would be scorcher. Start time was early for · ready for pre-running on August AMSA, at 8 a.m., to take as 18th, but racers who went to pre-much advantage of the early run on August 24th found that it morning cool as possible. Webb was not marked. To those who kept promising all and sundry phoned him and asked what was that they'd all be back at race going on, Webb said to use the headquarters, the Lakeshore Inn, 12 Hour markers (which were and in the swimming pool by still in place for the most part), 3:30, and he was right. and run the course backwards. Always try something 'He said there would be time to. new, . Webb instigated his. pre-run on the Saturday of Labor' "Drivers/Officials Competition Day weekend, and that the Committee" for this race. Made Roger Starkey hustles his Hi Jumper down the trail en route to the unlimited two seat win, while passenger Randy Ivey enjoys the ride. Page 22 The smallest class for this race Horn, another first time driver, was the unlimited two seaters, in the Karmann Ghia Bug ( Class with only three starters. And one S) ran third, with Powers about of them, the Raceco of Greg three minutes behind him. The Sullivan and Gary Heeland, was Ghia had had a flat on lap one, out before going a half lap, when and after getting going again his their steering box gave · out. hastily remounted jack had fallen Another, Dennis Beeghley and off and taken the coil with it, so Ken Griffin, in a Hi Jumper, fell he'd also lost a lot of time. out early, but then resurfaced on Mohr who'd been ill with the last lap or so, to get a second some mysterious ailment on race place. morning, kept building his lead, Roger Starkey, driving the his Funco running smoothly, and whole thing this time, in his Hi , adding minutes every lap. Horn Jumper, put in a fine perform-! had more troubles on the second ance, with an eye on th.e overall \ lap, but had briefly held second arrd on his Challenge bet. There place, wi_th Powers third. was some confusion about the As the Mohrs charged on,-side bet, called the Challenge, Ho~n lost a fan belt and Powers this time, and some drivers had a flat, while Weir and thought there wasn't one. As a Connors struggled with some · result, only two drivers, Starkey unknown problem. Powers put · and Hibbs, had actually entered. his co-driver, Tom Martin, of the It was for $100. each, and Martin brothers, in to finish, and whoever finished first got it all. Tom's experience showed, as the Sometimes this side bet has gone car picked up the pace some, as high as $700 or so, making a even though his five speed nice extra purse, but communi-gearbox had only three speeds by cations got scrambled this time. then, (first, second and fifth). Starkey ran well, but by the The Mohrs looked like sure second lap was already about five winners, but as John was tooling and a half minutes down to . along on their fourth lap the Danovan Horn brought the unusual Ghia Bug home to victory in the combined B and S classes. Usually a passenger, it was his first race at the wheel. October1985 motor went "snap", and he came home on a tow rope. Then Powers disqualified himself as he realized his 2100cc motor was oversized for the single seat division of Class B. So Horn, who'd trained by being a passenger, got the first win for the Ghia Bug while driving his first race. The Mohrs were second and Weir and Connors were third. Class V didn't fare too well either. These limited engine Baja Bugs start at the back of the pack, together, and they must have more fun racing than anybody, because they're in sight of each other for most of the race. Of course, once in a while, one of them gets a little too worked up about all this and does himself in. The Bob Henderson/Steve Spiker team was a case in point. No one could say where it happened, but on the first lap they endoed their car, smashing it so badly that it was the most interesting exhibit in the pits for the balance of the day. They hit both rear corners, missing the motor luckily, and ruined all their sheet metal, as well as doing something major to the right rear suspension. The car was parked and they went off somewhere to drown their sorrows, uninjured a'ccording to all reports. The balance of the group, only four now, ran well for a while. The Rickman Steel car, with Bryan Rogers, another first time racer ( another ex-passenger) at the wheel, led on the first lap. Steve Hayes and Dick D'Amato ran behind him, Bill Raybould was third and Jim Craft ran fourth, all within scant minutes of each other. On the second lap Rogers came up on the Cloudhopper having some trouble in a wash, and just as he caught him and started to go by, the buggy stalled and Rogers hit his tire, which rolled the Baja Bug over, wrinkling only its number plate, and landed it on its wheels. Rogers waved at Weir in the Cloudhopper and kept on going down the wash. Later, on the same lap, almost back to the pit area, Rogers slowed . for a notorious hole where he knew his car had been endoed a year ago. The car had been destroyed in that accident. Being Cautious, Rogers backed off; but to his horror, the rear end kicked up and the car took off flying. It went over twice and landed on its wheels again, entertaining the astounded Weir, in the Cloudhopper, who was now just behind him. The hole won this time too, and it was the end of Rogers' first race. In the meantime Bill Raybould had moved his car to the front of the pack, and he stayed there to the finish, with Hayes and D'Arnato, a close second, in his dust. Craft, plagued with right rear flats, fell behind some, as he flattened them between pits every time. He had three. Raybould, who drove all the way himself, ended up winning the class, with Hays and D' Amato .second and Craft third. Class D, the limited 1600s, fared a little better, though Torri Coons, Sr., and Tom Coons, Jr., who'd signed up only moments before the start, didn't manage to get a lap done. Jim and Mike Fink Dusty Times /

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Jim Moulton and Steve Barlow led all day in Class D, limited 1600cc cars, but last lap troubles dropped them to second place after six hours. Raceco was the fastest car on the course all day, but a flat and a lost coil took enough time to keep him in second place. Randy Rhinehart falls off the steep side of a ditch as he feels his way through the heavy dust. Rhinehart and Ron Carter were third in Class C. also had troubles, but they kept moving, after a fashion, spending a lot of time fixing small, but time consuming ailments. Jim Tucker and Kevin Mulane went out on the second lap and that left only three cars on the same lap. Sam Jackson and Dewey Smith, who'd been the first car off the line, had held their position for a lap, but then they broke a throttle cable on the second lap while running through the rough stuff at Thunder Butte. Meanwhil~, Jim Moulton, co-driving in Steve Barlow's Hi Jumper, had taken the lead, and was also running up in the overall times. He was followed, about two minutes back, by Tom Malloy, who was in his newly acquired ORE, John Swift's old. ·car. Moulton, looking smooth, kept the lead, having no troubles with the car at all. Malloy, also trouble free, could not quite catch him, though he was sometimes to within a minute of Moulton's bumper. Barlow took over on lap three and also looked strong, keeping the two seater humming along. · Barlow, who'd led Malloy going into the last lap at the last race, only to lose when a rear trailing arm broke, didn't give a . thought to trouble this time either. But it jumped out and got him - in the form of a flat front which had to be changed, and Malloy went by while he was in the pit. Then, as he felt he was catching Malloy, the throttle cable broke and he lost more ·time. Malloy, his exhaust broken, came in the winner, with a disappointed Barlow and Moulton finishing second, nine minutes later. Jackson and Smith were third about 18 minutes later. · Class C, the unlimited 1650cc cars, was the biggest bunch, with eight starters. They lost one member, Ray Schriever, on the first lap, when his Funco broke an axle. But the rest of them kept moving, some at a very quick pace. The Dillon brothers, Craig and Bob, had the lead on the second lap, but were only about a half minute ahead of Greg Hibbs in h is Chenowth. Randy Rhinehart, in Ron Carter's Chenowth, ran third, with Mark Broneau fourth in his Raceco, and Gilbert Busick and Jesse Caravello fifth in another Raceco. They were all close and it was anyone's guess who would eventually win. The Dillon car held the lead into the third lap, with Hibbs, ·who has been coached in the art .of off road driving by Bob Richardson, one of off road's Dusty Times Tom Malloy soloed to victory in his new ORE in the limited 1600cc class. Malloy finished with nothing worse than a cracked exhaust pipe. -best, still a close second place. Broneau, who'd had to change a flat, was now third, and closing up, while Rhinehart ran fourth and Busick and Caravello were fifth about four minutes down. But the Dillons ran into mechanical troubles as their intake manifold became de-tached, so the motor was inhaling improperly. And when the second driver went to get in they noticed that the air box had also come detached, so that the motor was taking in dirt alon_g with its fuel. The Dillons decided it was time to park their car. Now Hibbs, who was having no mechanical troubles at all, had a firm hold on the lead as Broneau 's coil came loose and fell off the car. It flew about 30 feet to the side of the course, and Broneau, who corraled a passing biker to help him look for it, lost a lot of time finding it and getting it re-attached. He and Rhinehart and Busick/ Caravello ran a portion of this lap wheel to wheel, giving the outlying spectators a real thrill. Broneau gathered up all his forces and charged on, gaining on Hibbs, but not able to catch him. Rhinehart and Carter held third place, while Busick and Caravello fell back about 20 minutes with some unknown problem. Hibbs finished his fifth lap in good time, and had a good chance to finish a sixth lap before his six hours were up, so he hot footed it off into the desert again. Broneau, coming in about 17 minutes later, thought he also had a chance to get a sixth lap in, and felt he had no chance to win if he didn't. While nobody could precisely figure the times right then at the end of their fifth laps, Hibbs really had about an hour and four ' minutes to work in, while Broneau was going to have to do his lap in about 52 minutes. As it worked out, they both fairly flew, wifti no traffic to speak of out there, and. Hibbs was back in an hour, while Broneau used up only 56 minutes, or four minutes too many. So Hibbs got the big win, and Broneau, giving it a strong · try, got his second place, and one official lap less. Carter and Rhinehart finished third. Paul Wheeler and J.C. Ray, who'd run steadily all day, ended up fourth. Webb's new Competition Committee had their work cut out for them after the race, because there had been a protest brought against one of the winnin_g drivers. It all centered around one of Webb's manda-tory full stop road crossings. It seemed that his crew of volunteers had not shown up to work the crossing, but Webb, for · some reason, had not known kbout this until sometime during the first lap. At the Drivers' Meeting Webb had very clearly told the drivers that the responsibility was theirs at the road crossings. They were to come to a full stop, no matter what the flagmen or course watchers at the stop might do. Even if one of his volunteers was to wave a driver through the road crossing, the driver was to come to a full stop and look both ways for himself, before continuing across. Course watchers were to list any infractions. When the one crew failed to show, W ebb had drafted a couple of folks from someone's pit crew, and they had been told to simply stop the traffic on the road. They were not given any instructions to write down numbers or any such thing. At the other three crossings on this course there were people taking numbers if drivers failed to stop. They were also, in at least one case, very definitely stopping oncoming civilian traffic and signaling to the drivers that the way was clear. But all race cars were still required to make that full stop. At the crossing that had been without a flagman, the two · draftees functioned ~ell, '· October 1985 In the close infighting in the 1600cc Baja Bug class, Bill Raybould drove all the way to finish first, by only eight minutes time. stopping the highway traffic safely. But they were also signaling for the race cars to come across. And some racers did just that - they drove across without stopping. Webb felt that since the crossing had been untended, or flagged by someone's chase crew for a while, on the first lap, that it would not be right to go back to the system in use on the other three crossings. So he was allowing the replacement volunteers to flag them through. Obviously, the difficulty came about when some drivers, who stopped every time they went through, were told by their pit crews that other drivers had rolled through the crossing. A protest was filed, and the Competition Committee was pressed into action. The decision made by the committee was that the protest could not be upheld. The committee felt that the drivers who'd followed the wave-throughs of the replacement flagmen had been justified, since there had been one lap with no official flagmen at all, and things had obviously been different than originally intended. No one was entirely satisfied with the result of the hearing (are they ever?) but the participants felt that the concept of the committee made up of race drivers who'd driven the race, was a good one. They all felt it had worked well. Webb will get another chance to try out his Competition Committee, on October 26th, at the California 500k Desert Race, which will run in the California. City area again. DUSTY TIMES will be there to watch the fun. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the .C. 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The 16th Annual Brush Run. 101 was a giant affair last Labor Day with a most unusual feature to the event in the north woods of Wisconsin -no rain! In 1984 the sponsoring W olfshead Sportsman's Club of Crandon, WI, were weary of moving the race site yearly and dealing with myriad property owners, so they bought their own 240 acre farm. The farm was complete with a barn and house, and the club proceeded to make a very fine race track with all the amenities, and they got it ready for Labor · Day 1984. But the weather gods brought on c>uch a deluge that the track turned into a lake by Sunday mom, and the organizers reluctantly postponed the Sunday action to Monday and lost the major portion of the audience. This year the omens were not good either. A new event in June at the facility just outside the town of Crandon, had a good entry, but the Saturday events were again mired in mud from heavy rain, although it dried out some for the Sunday runs. Last month the wheel of fortune turned, and from Friday through Monday the skies were dry, sometimes overcast but without rain. With the sunshine the place looked like a county fairground, with every spot .on the grass banks around the 1. 7 mile course packed with spectators. This year the entire spectator area was lined with chain link fencing keeping a good barrier between the course and the spectators. · Estimates of • the attendance varied, ·but there is no doubt that more than 20,000 were on hand watching over the two days of racing in fair weather, and the count could well have exceeded that estimate. The organizers worked hard from the time the snow melted to improve their still new race facility. The barn, which is the social center during the races, acquired decking on two sides to provide VIP spectators with a great view of more than half the track, while still being close to the constant flow of hot dogs and hamburgers, beer and soft drinks that came almost around the clock from the kitchen area att:,iched to the barn. The crush of racers and spectators was so heavy this year that, despite a Saturday re-order, all the race mementos, shirts, hats and the like, were completely sold out by noon on Sunday. Entries came from all over the north central states, and some came from far away Massachu-setts, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Canada to participate in the dry and.dandy Brush Run 101. The event is part of the Berrien Autocross series, and also attracted the serious points hunters, as just one more event after the Brush Run is on the 1985 schedule. Swelling the regular entry were a trio of local option classes, 11 for highly restricted swing axle, VW powered two seaters, 13 for front engined "buggies", basically truck chassis and engine with a wild assortment of innovative body styles, and the Good Old Boys, a class for American stock cars with a reduced entry fee. A cool 104 entries turned out driving all manner of early model cars for the Good Old Boys event, which prudently is the final run on Sunday that closes the racing down. The activity got under way Friday morning with tech inspection, registration, and a few hours of afternoon practice for all classes. However the pit area dic:l not begin to fill with camper,s and motorhomes until Ron Kar/man of Ixonia, WI, shot into the 5-1600 lead from the flag; although presse.d har{i.b.e.kept the lead and took a wire to wire victory. Page 24 Friday night. When· the racers woke up Saturday morning, the pit camping area was crammed with the husky entry that filled nearly all classes. After a short practice for all. classes racing on Saturday, the competition started with a pair of motorcycle groups, which, like all events, was 30 minutes in duration. At 10 a.m. the first cars started in a combined heat for Classes 5-1600 and 11, with the Bugs starting first. After a short delay the limited buggies took off, and they went surprisingly fast. The eight Bugs started in .a herd led by Ron Karlman, who led all 14 laps. Although others got close, Karlman took the checkered flag first in class and first overall. The 5-1600 contest was for second. It developed into a nose to tail combat in the sixth lap, and it stayed that way, lap after lap. The battle started with Phil Freimuth in second, dogged by Jim Pfeffer and Terry Wolfe. Pfeffer and Freimuth exchanged positions often, while Wolfe was only a few car lengths back in fourth, and no one else was close. Karlman extended a husky lead, lapping most of the field. The trio to the rear fought for second through 12 laps, then Wolfe vanished on the next round. inches and the pair were often P£effer held his second place side by side on the track. Foltz until the white flag lap, then 1 ·wiggled into third but .Schirm Freimuth ran into his competi-was still on his bumper. As the tion, and took over second place lafs ran out, Geoff Dorr lapped and held it to the flag. Pfeffer al but two rigs on his way to a 15 kept moving and nailed third lap victory. Dudiak held second place money, and the front three for 13 laps, then disappeared, were the only 5-1600s complet-and Schirm dropped a couple of ing 14 laps. spots. At the flag Matt Foltz-was The Class 1 ls were a dozen on all alone in second place,""also the grid, and they also had a great covering 15 laps. A lap down, race with plenty of close dicing. Bruce McKenney was third in a Craig M~tz took the early lead Jeep CJ 7, followed by Herb over James Hook, and they Rosborough and Bill Schirm, all battled for se"veral laps until three covering 14 laps. Hook fell back in the pack. The Class 6 bash saw favorite Midway it was close between Fay Statezny zoom into the early Metz and Chad Ramesh, and they lead in his tidy Chevelle, and fought closely for several laps Statezny was never threatened, and the Matt Trelstad car moved completing 13 laps with a couple in to challenge ilie pair. With a of minutes in hand in victory. Bill few laps to go the field was strung Mischler, who got a 30 second out all over the track, and Craig penalty for jumping the green Metz crashed into another car in flag, ran second all the way, also the dust - imagine, dust at doing 13 laps. Gary Bradley Crandon! Metz lost the lead to moved into third midway in the the Matt Trelstad Chenowth game, and his 12 laps was good being driven by Matt and Steve for third place money. Jacques, and they held on to win Thirty-nine strong on entry, Class 11 covering 14 laps, as did 36 2-1600s were alone in the Metz who salvaged second place. next race, and they did fill the Hoo_k was credited with third, a track. Off the mass start it was lap down. series regulars Kevin Probst, Classes 3 and 6 were next, with Dave Vandermissen, Jr., and , 11 starters in each group. The 4 x Chuck Williams, Jr. in tight 4s left first, with a delay start for formation, and they stayed that the sedans, mostly of dim way through four laps. Then General Motors origin. Fresh Vandermissen did a neat and from his victory at Riverside, quick roll over, and he dropped Geoff Dorr had his Jeep CJ 8 to third, followed by Doug Bils primed for the rac;:e, led from the and SteveTsarpalas. green flag and never looked back, Lap by lap Probst opened a covering 15 laps up front to win leading margin in his Berrien the 'race overall, hands down. over both Williams and From the green, Jan Dudiak was Vandermissen, while Tsarpalas second in a Jeep CJ 7, and he held and Bils had their own battle, a long second, with an equal about the best dice going in the amo.unt of air behind him to the race. On lap 12 Williams broke a · battle for third. Initially that spot· throttle cable, ending his day, belonged to Bill Schirm, Bronco, and Kevin Probst now had a long and midway he and Matt Foltz, lead;which he held all the way to Bronco, were having a great dice pay dirt. If you think the payback along wih Ted Frank, Bronco. is low in the west, Probst bested Frank dropped out of the chase, 35 other cars and Won $645. Of just when he was challenging for course the entry fees are low in third, and he eventually retired the midwest, but the more than with trans trouble. $2000 in class purse in 2-1600s By lap 7 the main race was for paid back all the way through third, as Schirm led Foltz by mer~ eighth place. Phil Freimuth fought hard all the way, and made a late Jim Pfeffer heads for the finish line; after running second pass in the fierce 5-1600 contest to take second in the very most of the race he dropped to third in Class 5-1600 on the competitive class. · very last lap. In the thick of the battle for second in 5-1600 class, Terry Local champion Craig Metz led most of the Class 11 race, Wolfe held a close fourth until going out with mechanical . but he found a bad hole in the dust, and he dropped to ills on lap_ 13. second after 30 minutes of dicing. 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Matt Trelstad and Steve Jacques moved into contention late m the ra.ce, and they took the Wisconsin style Class 11 title home to Minnesota. · Outlasting most of the competition in Class 3, Matt Foltz drove his Ford Bronco smoothly, and ended up with second place in the class. Coming out o the gravel pit, Bill ischler ran second all day in Class 6, and here is followed by Joe Clinton's Jeep in the Championship bash. Vandermissen stayed right side up and sailed into second spot, with a ten second margin. Steve Tsarpalas held onto third, just ahead of Doug ·Bils, and Robert Wah tee was fifth, the last one to cover 14 laps. The big water pumper buggies of Class 13 came next, with a full 22 on the starting line. The thunder of V-8 engines marked their start off the grass covered li:ne, near the pits and out of sight from the bulk of the spec ta tors. Driving the only sedan among the myriad truck chassis, Beetle Bailey had the early lead, but faded from the picture after four laps with trans trouble. The fight for first evolved between Joey Flannery and George Konitzer, and all the contestants in the class were from the area -around Crandon. The leading pair were in close combat, with Konitzer's beast handling much better in the tight turns than Flannery's heavyweight. On lap 8 Konitzer literally slid past Flannery and took over the lead, and Flannery was busy fighting off a challenge from Blaine Konitzer. The front three were very tight when the white flag fluttered, but, after 14 laps it was George Konitzer home first, with Flannery holding second, and Blaine Konitzer dropped back a bit in third but also covered 14 laps. Doing 13 rounds, Darell Brehmer· was fourth, and the piGkup truck of Dennis Rosa was fifth. Class 1 had a slim entry, but eleven were on the grid, including a Class 2 and a few Class 10s getting in shape for their Sunday race date. Scott Taylor, in his own Eliminator, hauled freight into the lead off the start with Tom Arthur, Kevin Probst, Jeff Probst, Mike Paulson and Scott Schwalbe in hot pursuit. The whole field stayed close on the first lap. Jeff Probst was out on.the second lap with an engine_ bearing out, and Art Schmitt hit the pits in a cloud of engine smoke. Up front the pace was frantic as Taylor led Kevin Probst by inches. A bit behind, but equally close to each other, were Arthur and Paulson, followed by Bill LeFeuvre, who stopped with di.::~ributar woes on the nextlap, and it cost a couple of laps for the trackside fix. Schwalbe parked in a cloud of engine smoke also. On lap 7 Probst was leading Taylor, Paulson had vanished and Dave Vandermissen, driving alone in his Class 2, moved into challenge Arthur and Dan Baudoux moved up to fifth. Midway Probst had a good lead, Taylor was fighting off Arthur, and only three others, Vandermissen, Baudoux and Dusty Times Geoff Dorr flew his Jeep CJ 8 high en route to victory in Saturday's Class 3 contest, and Dorr came back on Sunday to win overall in Class 4 and 14. LeFeuvre was in motion. Just The car finale on Saturday was starting the 15th lap, Probst Class 8, one of the crowd's pulled off with a rod through the · favorite events. A healthy 25 of engine case, putting Taylor in the the 28 entries took the green flag, lead. But, it only lasted a lap, and mostly home grown Fords. In the Taylor broke a stub axle and was ranks was Chuck Johnson in his parked. Dave Vandermissen, Sr., Score legal 7S Ford Ranger, the who had been close anyhow, only small truck at Crandon, took over the read, and he held it maybe the only one in northern through two laps in his green Wisconsin. The first lap leader, machine and won Class 1. Also Ken Kincaid, only covered one covering 16 laps, Dan Baudoux lap, and on the next round local was second. Although parked, hero Jack Flannery had the lead _Scott Taylor was third, doing 14 in a borrowed Ford, his own laps faster than Bill LeFeuvre, having terminal trans woes race who took the checkered flag. morning. Dave Hockers stayed Kevin Probst's 13 laps were good with Flannery for a number of for• fifth place. rounds, and there was a good Crandon driver Fay Statezny dominated the Class 6 action, ·and he won easily in his Chevy Chevelle over ten other serious Class 6 drivers. deal of banging and crashing in came Hockers and Flannery, and the ranks. The entire herd fought Larry Colburn had his Dodge up hard for positions and they did to fourth, trailed closely by not string out for several laps. Chuck Johnson in the 7S Ford After three rounds Flannery and Frank Hood. was trailing wisps of smoke, but On the last lap Flannery was still leading Hockers. Kevin parked, out of transmission, and Pence had moved through the · up front Kevin Pence had several pack in his Chevy to hold third seconds lead on Larry Colburn, ahead of Frank Hood. After as Dave Hackers also vanished seven laps Pence was in second, on this lap, and that is the way Hackers held third, and Flannery they finished. In the heart of was smoking badly. On the·next Ford country, Kevin Pence ,;von lap Jack Flannery slowed and Class 8 in a Chevrolet he built dropped to third, Pence was himself, and Larry Colburn, also passed briefly by Hackers, but, a privateer, was second in a by lap 9 Keven Pence put his Dodge. Less than a minute back Chevy in the lead for good. Next Chuck Johnson gr gr gr MAKE YOUR FAVORITE-RACER HAPPY With New Safety Equipment From FILLER Nomex Driving Suit $179.00 /I\'\_ MasterCard-\.....Y.._,/ ... fl • ;ii Filler Safety is n_ow offering all seat belts and harnesses with blue webbing. Complete with mounting hardware. $115.00 \lLE ~ PRODUCTS, INC. 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Kevin Probst got his Berrien out front on the first lap of the 36 car 2-1600 contest, and Kevin staye_d in front all the way to the victo!y. Despite an early roll over, Dave Vandermissen, Jr. took second in the 2-1600 race, and on Sunday beat his dad while winning Class 2 honors, and he also won Class 10. C-,. r;-,. C-,. was third in the 7S Ranger. The first full sized Ford was fourth, driven by Dennis Ferdon, and all four covered 13 laps. Flannery was credited with fifth with 12 laps done. Sunday dawned overcast, but only brought a few early morning sprinkles. In fact the water trucks were busy out on the track, a rare occasion in Wisconsin. The car program started with Class 1-1600, with over thirty single seaters on the grid, and the four Class 2s, who started first. In Class 2 Dave Vandermissen, Sr. led his son off the line, followed by Brian Adams and Dan Adams. Heading down in front of the barn, Dave Sr. got sideways on the jump and landed in the mud bog patch to the right of the race course. The move put Dave,Jr. in the lead for good, but his father gave chase and finished second despite the mishap. Both son and father, from Wilson, Michigan, finished 15 laps. Brian Adams covered 14 laps and took third. The 1-1600s had a ding dong battle right from the green flag. Off the line Mike Poppie had the lead with Karl Wuesthoff and Jeff Probst in close, followed by -Mike Kowalski and Todd Attig, and the herd never did string out much. On the second. lap Wuesthoff got the lead away from Poppie, Probst was still tight, and the three were under a blanket. On lap 4 Poppie regained the lead, and on lap 7 Wuesthoff hit a hole and got CAREFUL! WE'RE CONTAGIOUS CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Page 16 Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 93290 (714) 676-2066 There are a lot of brqken wrecks after the Good Old Boys race. The track is cleared quickly by using heavy equipment, as Cliff Flannery is here, to shove the hulks off the course. Sometimes the owners do not come back to claim their cars. Class 6 action can get tight at Crandon. Gary Bradley, who finished third, dragged the door for several laps before it finally fell off. At the flag Doug Bils lost the see saw battle that went on from flag to flag in Class 2-1600, and he ended up taking fourth place cash. Blaine Konitzer took third in Class 13 in this interesting combination of an International frame, Chevrolet power, and a Chevy Vega body. Taking home second place and the Dodge money, local driver Larry Colburn outlasted all but one of the front runners in the hefty entry Class 8. October 1985. Steve Tsarpalas won the race long battle for third in Class 2-1600, his Berrien performing strongly in the infighting in the big field. Joey Flannery led Class ·13 for a time in this massive looking special, but late in the race he dropped to second and had to fight to stay there. Dan Baudoux came from Michigan to race, and he placed a good second in the high attrition action in Class 1, as only three cars finished. Driving his 7S Ford Ranger, Chuck Johnson charged hard in the Class 8 race, passing most of the big stuff to take third place at the flag. Dusty Times

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r . Todd Attig had.his new 1-1600 Eliminator fairly humming at Crandon, and after a tough battle Todd took third place cash home to Illinois. Mike Kowalski did well in Limited Engine racing, taking fourth in the 1-1600 bash and finishing a fine third in the Championship event. George Konitzer drove this creation to victory in Class 13, a Wisconsin class for front engined "buggies", mostly based on a truck chassis. Most of the entries in Classes 4 and 14 are modified, as is Gary Heidtmann sported the most imaginative body style this winged Bronco based special driven to secondplace in the combined Class 4 and 14 clash, and Gary drove the in the race-by John Heidtmann. rig to a strong third in class. stuck in a ditch momentarily, was equally lonely in third in his were 17 in Class 9 and ten in dropping seven positions. CJ 7, and to the rear Joe Clinton, Class 10. So, the two were Poppie began to stretch out a Jeepster, Ray Janusz, single seat combined in the llllr ·llllr r;r Dave Vandermissen, Sr. outlasted all the hot dogs in Class 1 to take the lead with a couple laps left and he won, driving his two seat car. decent lead on Jeff Probst, and special, and a couple others were .. ---------------------------------------.. Todd Attig was strong in third, fighting hard for fourth. followed by Kowalski, Mike Midway LeDuc had a husky Seefeldt and Greg Smith. Behind lead, Dorr was pacing his way in them a half dozen more were in second, Clinton passed Dudiak close quarters. The order seemed - for third, and John Heidtmann set, with only five minutes left. was close in a Bronco. After ten· Then Poppie got hung up in a rounds the order was LeDuc, pack he was trying to lap, and. ·oorr, Clinton, Heidtmann, and Probst closed the 50 yard gap: . Dudiak, who promptly lost three Both cars passed the traffic more places. On the 14th lap together and Probst got the lead. LeDuc was stopped on course Jeff Probst led the final two laps with a broken rear drive line, to the victory in his Berrien, putting Geoff Dorr in the lead, . while Mike Poppie had to be but Dorr had been running on a content with second place after a flat rear· tire for two laps, and great drive. However Probst both Clinton and Heidtmann really earned his ·victory as well. were closing the gap. However, Young Todd Attig held on tight the time ran out and Geoff Dorr to third, followed to the flag by won overall, his second title of Mike Kowalski, Greg Smith, the weekend. Close to the finish Gale Brockie, Karl Wuesthoff, line, coming through the gravel Mike Seefeldt, Chuck Williams, pit on the final lap, Joe Clinton and a full dozen covered the rolled his Jeepster special on its fourteen laps in a most exciting siqe. John Heidtmann took the contest. checkered flag in second, Of the 18 entries in Classes 4 followed by Gary Heidtmann in and 14-a few were Class 3 rigs third in a -winged special, and from Saturday's race. Several Mark Seidler, also in a Class 14. were truly Class 14 modified These four covered a full 15 laps. devices. As expected Curt LeDuc In the Berrien Autocross put. his Ford powered modified Series, Class 9 is for single seat into an instant lead, pulling away unlimited 1650 cc cars, and Class handil.y from , second running 10 is for the two _seat 1650s. Geoff Dorr in his Class 3 Jeep CJ · Normally the fields are ample 8. After a couple oflaps Dorr was enough to warrant the two all alone in sec_ond. Jan Dudiak classes. At the Brush Run there Kevin Pence came from the back of the pack in Class B.and put his Chevy out front with four laps to go, and the rumpled Chevy won Class 8. THE ''NEW SOLUTIO·N'' AT LAST._ .. The reasonable answer to long travel rear suspension. INEXPENSIVE TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN/ALLOWING OVER 22" OF WHEEL TRAVEL. Newly designed Lite-Weight Arm. SUPER BOOT's new Full Floating Rear Hub & Bearing Assembly, with 2-Piece Micro-Stub Axle. THIS NEW L-O-N-G TRAVEL SYSTEM IS: Super Lite Brake with 3 optional caliper piston sizes. No caliper damage due to bent rims. · · (Internal Caliper) 1/2 the unsprung weight 1 /2 the installation difficulties And best of all. .. 1 /2 the cost of others. SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS 1649 W. COLLINS ORANGE, CALIF. 92687 (714] 997-G781 . CONGRATULATIO~S TO CRAIG WATKINS OVERALL WIN AT THE VORRA'S SEPTEMBER 1st DAYTON RACE WITH ALL THE ABOVE PRODUCTS!!! October 1985

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On the lead lap at the finish, Mark Seidler got his Ford special home fourth in 4-14 action, only a few seconds behind the third place rig. Among the leaders all the way, Don Ponder outlasted some of them and.he took second in Class 9 and the trophy St. Louis, Missouri. Visiting from Canada, Bil LeFeuvre had minor troubles with his Berrien, but he placed fourth in both Class 9 and Class 1 in Sunday's racing. Bad luck took Lee Wuesthoff and his Chenowth Magnum out of the lead and parked in the Class 9 race with merely three. laps to go in the hot and heavy contest. Fighting his way up the ranks in the Class 10 (two seat 1650 cc) battle, Randy Lasnoski, from Michigan, was in second midway and at the finish. Jeff Probst drove his Berrien into the lead with just five minutes to go in the 1-1600 contest, and Probst won the,bash over 29 other starters. Mike Poppie led most of the distance in 1-1600, but finished second. Mike came back to score a convincing victory in the Unlimited Championship event. C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM· C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. C.O.R.E. also has a program of one time guest• pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 28 t:r t:r t:r final car points race of the day. It was a big field with the two seaters getting a delay start after the singles took off fast. Off the line it was Scott Taylor in. front, but he was quickly passed by Jeff Probst in a good dice. But, after a few laps Taylor was out with a smoking engine. Lee Wuesthoff moved his Chenowth Magnum into second, . using Rabbit power as was Probst. On lap 6 Wuesthoff took over the lead, Probst held second and Art Schmitt was running third, followed by Don Ponder and Bill LeFeuvre. Having their own war were Tom Schwartz-burg and Mike Reusche. Mike Parker, who had a flat right off the start, got back in action as a sandwich between Wuesthoff and Probst, and the three ran nose to tail for a few laps, as the leaders were · now lapping the field. The order held at Wuesthoff, Probst and Schmitt through 12 laps, then Wuesthoff stopped in the gravel pit suddenly. This put Jeff Probst in the lead for the last four laps to the checkered flag. Jeff said later' he didn't think he would have caught Wuesthoff, had he stayed in motion. On the same lap that Wuesthoff parked, Schmitt dropped to third and Don Ponder moved into second and stayed there to the flag. Schmitt also covered 16 laps for third place. In fourth, with 15 laps done was Bill LeFeuvre, followed by Mike Reusche and Tom Schwartzburg, still very close together. The finishing order _ shows the scope of the entry geographically. The winning order by home state was Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Canada, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. . Class 10 was more of a parade with Dave Vandermissen, Jr. taking the lead from the start, and he was still leading after 14 laps when the checkered flag fell. Second place changed hands a few times, but, from midway to October 1985 pay dirt the spot belonged to Randy Lasnoski, also covering 14 laps. Harvey Lewis was third, three laps down, and Joe Viau got fourth, another two laps back. All four drivers came from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, apparently a hot spot fortwo seat race cars. The Brush Run 101 features a trio of Championship races on Sunday afternoon. The first round was a 30 minute dash for the cash for Limited Rear Engine Cars, with the bulk of the 21 car entry from 1-1600 and 2-1600 ranks. Karl Wuesthoff led this one off the line in his Berrien, but by the second round he was down to third, as both Kevin Probst and Mike Poppie swept past. With Probst just barely leading, he and Poppie put on a whale of a show, side by side more ofom than not; Wuesthoff was only a few feet behind them, and several more cars were · in contention. This race was busy with lots of passing in the ranks. Up front the leading trio were hard at it for more than ten laps. Then, having just completed the 11th round in the lead, Kevin Probst parked, minus a ring and pinion gear. Poppie led now, but W uesthoff closed it up on the waning laps, and Karl got into the lead twice and lost it nvice. Wuesthoff was right on· Poppie's bumper when the pair took the checkered flag. But, it was Mike Poppie in for the win by half a car length over Karl Wuesthoff and racing doesn't get any better than that. Nearly a minute behind this torrid battle, Mike Kowalski just bested · Ron Karlrnan for third, and Gale Brockie was very close too, in fifth. Also very close, Mike Seefeldt and Steve T sarpalas were next, and Bob Walter was the last one finishing on the lead lap. At the start of the Heavy Metal Championship, Curt LeDuc flew off the line and established an early lead over _the 26 other starters. Second for seven laps was Geoff Dorr, followed by Ken Kinclaid. But, Dorr then retired with steering woes and Kincaid parked on the same lap. This action put Blaine Konitzer in second, followed by Alan Ison and George Konitzer, all in Class 13 rigs. LeDµc streaked away from the field, winning with 14 laps done over a minute faster than anyone else. Blaine Konitzer went out with four laps to go, which moved George Konitzer into second, where he finished. Moving up late in the game, Ray Janusz was third, followed by In the tight dicing in Class 9, unlimited.1650 cc single seaters, Jeff Probst took over the lead in the waning laps and won the race in his Berrien. 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T Karl Wuesthoff had his Berrien in the lead off and on in the Limited Engine Championship race, but he finished second by half a car length. This odd looking single set 4 x 4 has been around a while, and Ray Janusz drove it to a fine third in the Heavy Metal Chuck Johnson also drives buggies, and Chuck took this Class 9 car to a strong 2nd overall in the Unlimited Championship •at Crandon. Championship bash. Sam Koni tzer, but these two were a lap down. Bruce McKinney got his Class 3 Jeep home fifth, followed by the Class 8 of Jim Sharkey in a good mix of classes in this championship race. It was a slim field in the Rear Engine Unlimited Champion-ship with merely ten starters and not many moving on the final laps among the Class ls, 2s and 10s that started. Again Scott Taylor got his Class 1 Eliminator into the early lead with Art Schmitt close behind, as was Mike Paulson and Dan Baudoux. However, Taylor only covered two laps before retiring, and Paulson lost a wheel on the second lap. By the third lap Art Schmitt was leading Dave Vandermissen and Don Ponder was close in third, followed by Chuck Johnson in a Class 9 car, right on Ponder's bumper. Then Ponder pitted for a couple oflaps to repair his steering, Vander-missen vanished, and after five . laps Art Schmitt had a good lead, Chuck Johnson was second, followed by Mike Reusche, all on the same lap. As the time wound down, Art Schmitt had a big lead in his Funco, a minute over Chuck Johnson, and the pair finished in that order, both completing 16 laps. Meanwhile Wayne Brown and Mike Reusche had the only dice going in the race. Brown ended up third, just six seconds ahead of Reusche, and nothing else was in motion. The next event was the Ladies race, with the girls fielding 14 buggies and six heavyweights. Driving a 2-1600, Chris Dooley, the defending champion here, got the lead on the first lap, and Chris kept her lead all the way to the checkered flag, which fell after nine laps. Dicing hard for second were Rhonda Smith and Joanne Karph, with Karph eventually taking second over Smith. Another good dice was for fourth bet\veen a pair of Class 1 ls. The girls in Craig Metz's car looked like the leaders until they lost a front wheel with two laps to go. Taking fourth_ was Laurie Guth, whose trans locked up just as she crossed the line. . Also covering nine laps was Mickie Renkas in another Class 11. Among the big rigs, Beth Heidtmann led all the way in·an odd looking Class 14, finishing eight laps. Tina 2.elten did seven laps in a Class 8 for second, followed in by the girls who drove well in a Class 6 car, identity unknovm. Finally it was time for the Good Old Boys, but the huge entry was split into a pair ot 52 Art Schmitt comes from Pittsburg, PA to race, had troubles early on, but Art led . the Unlimited Championship most of the way to victory. · There were 20 starters in the Ladies race, but defending champ Ch tis Dooley led it all the way to the overall victory in her 2~1600 car. Dusty Times This unlmown lady driver high centered on the finish line hay bales, and got pushed by course workers and Jack Flannery, Class 8 racer. Among 104 entries in the Good Old Boys, one favorite was the snazzy hearse driven by James Cain to eleventh place in the first heat. car heats. These old sedans put on quite a show and the audience cheers them as if they were the top dogs in NASCAR. Tires go flat, radiators pop, trunk lids flap, and the show goes on with about a third of the starters in each heat still running after the 30 minutes ran out. Early model sedans salvaged from all over Wisconsin are fitted with roll bars and entered in the Good Old Boys, race. There was even an old hearse running this year. When the race is all over, the wrecks are left on the track, fair game for the salvage yard orerators _to claim. It is all in good fun, and mostly local fellows compete in the Good Old Boys race. Less than an hour after the race track was secured on Sunday, the awards presentations started in . the barn. There were acres of trophies, huge for the winners, but the smaller awards for fifth and sixth place in sundry classes were as eagerly claimed by the drivers. A good many entries went home with both trophies and checks, and all proclaimed it had been a super race on a'. super fast track. Of course the fast track did result _in a plethora of WOVEN BRAKES engine and trans failures ... butthe drivers like to go fast. 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DODGE PRO RALLY MICHIGAN ''When the Fat Lady Sings'' By Thomas D. Grimshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises A surprisedA~di team of John Buffum and Tom Grimshaw snagged the victory in Michigan on the last miles of the very last stage in an a.II out effort. Lawrence (Yogi) Berra of New would have us up to speed and Kraushaar led us off on the York Yankees fame once said "It one mile into the next stage and opening stage in their 4 WO ain't over 'ti! it's over". He could I'd be scrambling through my Mazda RX-7. They lost a tire have been speaking of the bizarre route book looking for a turn I early on and we grabbed '1 twenty finish to the fifth round of the recognized. second lead. We also won the . Bridgestone SCCA PRO Rally Fifty-three teams started the second stage, but the margin was Championship Series -The opening spectator stages on the very small. On the third stage it Dodge PRO Rally Michigan. Fort Custer Army Grounds just was our turn to flat a tire, but we Perhaps even more appropriate is outside Battle Creek. Twenty-still took the win by a few the Chrysler Corporation's four hours later, 'about half of seconds. television spot claiming "It's not them returned for ~he final stage. Somewhere bt;hind us, Doug over 'ti! it's over over there". The rest were used as filler for for Shepherd entertained the crowd "Over there" turned out to be the more massive holes in the_ by snap rolling his Production the final stage of the Dodge PRO course. Class Dodge Omni GLH on a Rally in Battle Creek, Michigan. I knew from the first bell it was wide right hand turn. He landed But I'm getting ahead of b h h J h upright, blew two tires and lost If b k h going to e a toug nig t. o n myse . Let's ac up ere. Buffum seemed intent on driving about ten seconds. Guy Light, To begin with, this new h d k who specialized in bulldozers at d t e Au i Quattro up my eester. ad ition to the PRO Rally I h h d d the Heavy Equipment Driver h Fai ing t at, e trie riving my champions ip circuit was head downward into the same TrainingSchool,cutacornerand sponsored by Dodge. Coupled area. · By the time the rally squashed a picnic table. withToyota'ssponsorshipofthe f hd S d f I Shepherd used a sledge f I 01 inis e un ay a ternoon, very success u ympus I k d I k I · d ·d hammer to rerorm h1·s smashed I RO R II h oo e i e a pa s1e mt get 1, Internationa P • a Y t e who'd been body painted with fenders, borrowed a spare from prior month, it seems the major John Crawford's Shelby Charger automotive manufacturers are stuR~d- Millen and R. Dale and everyone headed north to taking a very substantial interest __________________________ _ in the sport. Secondly, if you had studied the maps for areas around Battle Creek and were at all "familiar with th~ terrain you would arrive at the same conclusion John Buffum and I arrived at -there are no rally roads within normal driving distance. At least there are no rally roads like we've been running the past few years -smooth, high speed sprint roads that allow 80 MPH average speeds. -For those of us who grew up rallying in Michigan this fact was fair warning we were going back in time, back to those glorious yesterdays of two-track trails, hidden holes that swallow entire cars, magnetic trees, rockadillos. Back to the DEEP woods where the sun never shines and the ground never dries. Back were they could film "Deliverance II". And that's just how it was. There were only 85 stage miles, but there were 32 separate stages - evil tempered little bastards averaging between one and two miles long, with very quick transits between them. It often seemed that if we paused at a stop sign during a transit someone would run out of the dark, knock on my window and scream, "Five, four, three, two, one, GO!" By the time I could figure out what this fool was yelling at me, Buffum Page 30 Rod Millen and Bob Kraushaar led most of the distance in the Mazda RX-7, but a navigational error dropped them to second overall and in class. Undefeated this year, Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini survived a roll over and won Production honors again in the Dodge Omni GLH rally car. October 1985 the badlands -the two-track alleys of the Allegan County forests. Buffum and I ate fried chicken at the Allegan County Fair-grounds and watched the service crew add another layer of bathtub sealer around my door to keep the muddy waters out of my face. It worked just fine, except the door glued itself shut when I closed it. In the Saturday evening darkness. we . began three long loops of 9 , 10 and 11 stages respectively. Most teams took on extra spares since they would not see their service crews for several hours between loops. By the mid point of the first loop, we had built up a one minute lead over Millen 's Mazda. Then, we encountered a series of horrendous mantraps and snapped a halfshaft. Millen began nibbling away at our lead, and by the time we returned to the fairgrounds service area we were virtually dead even. We started the second loop with a new halfshaft and the certainty that we could build a new lead. Ah, but, the best plann~d lays of mice and men ... On the very first mile of the very first stage in the second loop, the Audi Quattro decided it had taken enough punishment from Mr. Buffum. We broke another half shaft. Paybacks are a bitch. It was something like going to a . hammer fight and forgetting your hammer. The Quattro was reduced to two-wheel drive and Millen showed us no mercy at all. He wiped out the remaining few seconds of our lead and started building one of his own. Buffum and Millen ran the eleven stages of the third loop like two minks in heat, chasing each other around the trees, sometirn:es through the trees. Neither team drove those final stages. They kicked and clawed their way through those nasty little two-track trails and finished each stage a second or two apart. They topped it all off by running the final forest stage ( the best road in the entire rally) in a dead heat. Back in Battle Creek we grabbed a quick one hour nap that seemed to last five minutes, then put on our still wet driving suits and returned to Fort Custer for the final 12 mile spectator stage. Millen led us by 36 seconds. As we lined up behind the Mazda to begin the final stage, Buffum told me we had no chance of putting a half minute on Millen in 12 miles so we would just go sort of quickly, but smoothly, and protect our second placefinish. I've heard that old story from drivers before. In real words it means, "Tighten your lap belt until it hurts but leave your shoulder harness loose so you can bend over and kiss your ass goodbye". That final stage was a blur, I know the Quattro never pointed straight ahead and I know we knocked down a lot of small trees. I know I couldn't tell if we were turning lefr or right, or just spinning in place. I just kept reading instructions and hoping something would match up. Partway through the stage we turned acute left onto a main gravel road, then immediately turned right, back· into the jungle, and Buffum said something into the intercom. My . ears were being ripped away by my bouncing helmet so I couldn't hear what he said until we crossed the final finish line. Then he told me we had PASS ED Millen in the stage. Needless to say, I was a bit skeptical. I hadn't seen us pass the Mazda. In fact there was no place wide enough to pass the ( continued on page 32) Sliding the narrow trails, Clive Smith and Harry Ward put the fancy Toyota Corolla GTS in for third overall and a narrow win in Group A. Perhaps 'the best looking car in the rally, Robert Parks and Jerry Tobin took the Alfa Romeo G TV 6 to the victory in the GT Production class. Dusty Times

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F.O.R.D.A.'s August Night Race at Hollywood, Florida Text & Photos: John Sprovkin Rick Dickens, leading here, and Joe Cunningham battled closely in each 1-2.-1600 heat. Cunningham earned fourth for the night, Dickens was fifth on points. Hollywood Speedway once again· played host to the Florida Off Road Drivers Association races. This time it was for a night challenge. As the pit crews were getting the buggies ready for tonight's activities final preparation of the track was being made. The track was basically layed out the same as it was for the previous race. A good portion of the track was on asphalt; but the majority was still on dfrt with several jumps and two hairpin curves to manuever. As race time approached, the drivers' meeting was held to review the even_ing strategies. There would be two heat races of eight l;ips each within each class and a third ten lap feature race with the three wheelers and Odysseys racing between heats. As the sun was setting, turning a very hot day into a pleasant evening, the buggies were on the· move taking a few practice laps. It looked like we were in for an evening of fun, thrills and excitement by the impressions set during the action packed practice session. · · D~Class started things off with 5 entries on the line. As the green flag made its descent, the buggies were on the move with Marty Pounds leading the pack. J.R. Taylor and Jerry Allen followed closely behind · struggling to maintain their positions . with Kelly McMahon and Tom Gundeck in hot pursuit. During the second lap, Kelly McMahon · hit the wall and lost a wheel putting him out for the duration. By the fifth _ lap with tension mounting and the spectatoh anxiously anticipating a winner, Marty Pounds continued to hold the first place position with J .R. Taylor in.close pursuit followed by · Jerry Allen. The sixth lap · proved to be . eventful'. when Marty Pounds developed engine trouble forcing him out of the race and giving first place position to J.R. · Taylor. J,R. Taylor maintained first place position for the duration with Jetry Allen crossing the finish line in second place and Tom Gundeck in third place. As Class 1~2~1600 made their approach to the starting line, so did ·the mosquitos · in search of human blood. But with the engines roaring and eight drivers anxiously awaiting, the starting signal was given. Bruce Bennett and Terry Clark were first off the start demonstrating their skills and driving· techniques as they negotiated the track side by side for the first two laps. During the third lap, Terry Clark secured .. _ first position with Bruce Bennett now in second position followed by Ken. Burkert and Joe Cunningham, struggling to gain control of third position. During the fifth lap, Joe made his move and was able to get around Ken giving him the third position. Mark Bickers was having shifting problems from the start. During the seventh lap it came apart leaving him stranded on the sidelines. When the checkered flag made its move to conclude the heat, Terry Clark was the first place winner followed by Bruce Bennett pulling in a close second with Joe Cunningham crossing the finish line in third place. As Class 1 was getting ready, the bottom fell out of the sky with a torrential downpour. This didn't hold things up a bit, only lasting approximately ten min__utes, but it sure did change . the cohsistency of the track. With seven buggies on ready, the green flag · was dropped sending them on their way over the first jump, around . the turn and approaching the first hairpin turn. Danny Hahn had the lead at this point followed c1osely behind by Darryl Stedman driving his Hi Jumper with · Jimmy Crowder right there with them. It didn't take but one lap before Darryl and Jimmy made their move · around Danny . Jimmy Crowder won the first Class .1 heat just after the rain, but he had troubles in the other /wo rounds, and finished fifth on points. During the third lap Danny spectators, for each lap seemed nearly rolled while coming off a to claim its own victim. Ken jump.Jimmy Crowder then took Burkert was still tenaciously over the lead with Danny Hahn holding onto first position now in second position. Dennis, determined not to allow anyone showing his skill, drive and by. However, Terry Clark picked determination, was ·able to up second place in the fourth lap maneuver his buggie from last as he overtook Rick Dickens place in the first lap to third place followed by Joe Cunnfngham in during the fourth lap and finally third place. D~Class gave the first during the eighth lap he did it his place honor to J .R. Taylor way, as he moved around Danny followed by Jerry Allen in second Hahn.· When it was all .over, place despite his engine Jimmy Crowder brought home problems. the honors with first /lace, · Class 1 was now ready to start Dennis Ard was secon and their second heat with six buggies Danny Hahn •finished in third. on the starting line. The flagman . For the second and third heats, made his move and the buggies D~lass and 1~2~1600 were were off the starting line side by combined. With ten buggies on side and bumper to bumper. the starting line, the second heaf Darryl Stedman picked up the began. Within seconds after the early lead with Carlton Jackson start, Bruce Bennett ran overJim right on his bumper. Ken Mortimer who had a slow start. Burkert, Scott Haire and Jimmy Bruce rolled resulting in a lost lap Crowder were challenging each that was never recaptured. Jerry other's skill racing side by side Allen and J.R. Taylor kept the during the first lap. During the tension in high gear as they second lap, Scott managed tC> exchanged positions every few pass Ken; still battling it out -laps. During the third lap Jim during the third lap, Jimmy Mortimer lost his tire and was Crowder zoomed by Ken. put out for the rest of the heat. Shortly thereafter, all three Needless to say this combined tangled up just before a jump. second heat was proving to b.e an Scott made the jump while Ken exciting and challenging event and Jimmy went off the track. demanding total concentration Ken was able to get back on from all drivers as well as the ( continued on pagq2) In tight quarters Ken Burkert leads Dennis Ard around the hairpin. Ard put together a second, third and first place towin Class 1 on points. Jerry A I/en drove hard in D class competition, and he was Carlton Jackson leads Danny Hahn around the hairpin in Class 1 consistent, finishing second in all three heats and he was second racing. Jackson ended the night second on points and Hahn With a victory in the 2nd.round.of 1-2-1600 racing Ken Burkert took 3rd in the main event, and_f inished up in 3rd spot on points. on the points too. finished sixth. Dusty Times October 1985 Page 31

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Finishing fourth overall, Alan Carter and Ginny Reese got the Saab 99 Turbo around quickly, taking second in Group A, just 22 seconds out. Dodges did well on the Dodge sponsored rally. Dean Blagowsky· and Sherri Morgan took thisDodge Omni GLH to second place in GT Production class. · Guy Light and Jon Wickens herd one of the largest rally cars, the Oldsmobile Omega, and they arrived second in Production class in Michigan. Cal and Karen Landau came from Pennsylvania to rally the Dodge Charger, and they had a good night on the trail and took · third in Production. Bruno Kreibich and Clark Bond nabbed a clean fifth overall and third in open class in the immaculate Audi Quattro that has plenty of lights: · · Steve and Mike Culp came from Louisiana to rally in the woods, and they kept the Dodge moving well to finish third in GT Production. DODGE PRO RALLY ••• frompage30 Mazda. Nevertheless, it was true. It seems Rodney and R. Dale made the acute left onto the main road but the Fat Lady was singing her final aria and beckoned to • them and they continued straight on, missing the quick right turn back into the woods. Oops! Never mind. It was a hell of a·strange ending to a real dogfight between two very · talented drivers in two extraordinary machines. But it's like John Buffum said in an interview after the finish, "That's why there are two people in the car. Rallying is a two man team sport". . I guess it doesn't matter how you win. Winning is all that matters. The box score will give us the Dodge PRO Rally Michigan in the year end standings and it doesn't matter if we did it with a bloop single in the last of the ninth, or mashed a homerun into the upper deck. We were so intent on our own battle that we lost track of the rest of the pack. Clive Smith and Harry Ward, in a Group A Toyota Corolla GTS, were engaged in a similar war with Alan Carter and Virginia Reese, in a Group A Saab 99 Turbo. That fight also went back and forth all night, just as ours had. Carter let it all 'hang out on the final stage and put in a great drive, finishing second only to our Quattro. But it wasn)t enough. Smith took the Group A win by 22 seconds, finishing third overall, followed by Carter in fourth. . Bruno Kreibich is a gentleman rallyist. He really does not enjoy wallowing about in the mud baths and sneaking down small trails. He prefers to let his Quattro sing on the open road. Still, he turned in a very steady drive and finished fifth overall. Doug . Shepherd chained his Dodge Omni GLH to a telephone pole in the Allegan Fairgrounds and backed away at speed until everything was yanked back into its pro~r place and went on to finish sixth overall and first in Standard Production Class. It was his fifth class win in as many starts this year. Another Michigan team, Robert Parks and Jerry Tobin (past owner of "Mother's Motors"-:-- a famed rally shop of bygone days) drove their Alfa Romeo G1V6 (an Alfa Romeo?) t o 'tenth overall and first in the Production GT Class. At the end it was John Buffum proving once again that he's still the best around these parts. The championship race is getting very tight ·but I don't believe JB is ready to step down just yet. r think it 1s going to be like a heavyweight championship fight. The challenger can't ·. settle for matching the champion blow for blow, He has to step forward and forcibly TAKE the crown. There are no gifts in this game. . The next event is in Ohio, September 20, and we ·wiHhave a new mount. We'llberunningthe Audi Sport Quattro used by Michele Mouton to stomp the rednecks and break all the records at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb back in July. I've heard it rumored that Buffum hotwired the car and stole it during the Pike's Award Banquet. Just a rumor mind you. So why have we added a lawyer and a bailbondsman to our service crew? Jerry Allen and Tom Gundeck (#15) raced hard for D class honors. Gundeck won the main event and Allen came in second, but J.R. Taylor won the points. Scott Haire nose dives off a jump into a turn on the very tight track at Hollywood. Haire finished the night in fourth place in Class 1. Heavy infighting is a feature of D'class racing. Here Jerry Allen, #21, and the points winner J.R. Taylor get in close in a tricky turn. ANUST NIGHT RACE♦♦♦{rom page 31 course again but Jimmy was forced to cut across a section of track and then was penalized a lap for this maneuver. While all of this was going on, Darryl Stedman and Carlton Jackson maintained their firstand second positions. Dennis Ard made his way up from pulling up the rear in the first lap to sliding across the finish line holding the third place position. When it was all over, the standings remained the same with Darryl in first place, Carlton second and Dennis in third. Page 31 Now it was time for the D-Class along with Class 1-2-1600 to complete their eveing of racing with a ten lap feature. There were three buggies running in D-Class and seven within Class 1-2-1600. With everyone · on ready the starting signal was given. A maze of rolling machines made their way around the track. Terry Clark, 1-2-1600 Class, was leading the pack with Bruce · Bennett right by his side. Ken. Burkert went by Jim Mortimer during the second lap and used all of his driving techniques to catch up to Rick Dickens who Tom seemed to have it all was holding down third position together and was extending his at this point. Joe Cunningham lead with each passing lap. J.R. had some problems and was Taylor, during the seventh lap, stopped on the track during the cut it close to the ditch while third lap. Joe lost too much time trying to pass Jerry Allen. That's and was unable to compete, but whereJ.R. stayed until the finish. he stayed with it until the end. When it was all o.ver, Tom had When the sixth lap rolled around first place in the bag. This was his Ken finally had the opportunity first victory in his twelve years of to get by Rick and did just 'that. racing. Jerry Allen came in When the checkered· flag came second. down Terry Clark was first · Class 1 was now ready to across the finish line followed by complete the evening's activities. Bruce Bennett, then Ken As the starting signal did its Burkert. thing, they were on the move For D-Class, Tom Gundeck with Jimmy Crowder leading the was first off the start followed by way with Danny Hahn right on Jerry Allen then J.R. Taylor. his tail. During the second lap · October1985 Darryl Stedman made his way from fifth to second position. During the sixth lap things started to happen with Darryl landing in the ditch while attempting to negotiate a hairpin curve. Then Jimmy Crowder in the ·following lap made the ditch. Dennis Ard now picked up the lead in the seventh lap, followed by Ken Burkert then Carlton Jackson. During the ninth lap, Carlton went sliding by Ken to pick up the second position. When it was all over, Dennis Ard was in first, Carlton in second and Ken in third place. This concluded an enjoyable evening of thrills. and exitement. DusfyTimes

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Mud and Rai-n Shorten the G.O.R.R.A. 100 Miler Racing conditions were truly awful onJ uly 28 for the third 100 mile G.O.R.R.A. race of the season at their Atlanta course. It had rained for six days before the race date, and the course was truly a mud bog. At the driver's meeting it was decided to shorten the event to three hours duration, or 56 laps, which ever came first. The total entry came to 1 7 car~, but only 15 actually took the green flag. D class competitor Robert Moore decided not to run because of the deep mud, and Larry Elliott could not get his Class 10 car started. So the line up \WS seven in D class and eight in Class 10. In Class 10 the tv,o abreast line up put Ken Burkert on the front row with Bill Gaylord. In the second row were . Mike Seabolt -and Bruce Mitchum. Following them were Travis Hurst and Jack Thompson, and Bobby Bramblett and Glenn Stephens. In Class 10 as well as D class, the finish order quite different from the starting positions. · First to cross the finish line when the three hours ran out was Mike Seabolt, who covered 4 7 laps in the time limit. Taking second, Bobby Bramblett did 42 laps, after having trouble with the throttle cable during the entire race. Taking third was Bill Gaylord, who managed only 30 laps with an engine that was constantly missing a few beats due to the mud and excess water on the track. In fourth was Travis Hurst, with 25 laps done. Hurst had his new car on the line, which he had not had time to test. Shifter problems slowed him all during the race. In fifth in Class 10 was Glenn Stephens, with 21 laps, and he too had engine problems in the muddy conditions. Jack Thomp-son was next, also covering 21 laps. Thompson started on three cylinders, and by the 12th lap he was down to one working cylinder. Taking seventh was Bruce Mitchum who only covered 11 laps before the shifter quit. Doing only four laps, Ken Burkert hit a stuck car early in the game and lost a front wheel and tie rod. Dusty Times 1 ext & Photos: Darlene Bozeman In D . class the starting order covered three laps before was Jerry Holcombe and Ro~nie I breaking a CV joint. Whigham, then John Williams . G.O.R.R.A.'s payback is and Clay Hurst, Ray Whigham ·. generous considering the low and George Williams and Tony; entry fees. In D class, with a$50 Leftwich. But, at the finish line it : entry fee, first place was good for was the last starter, Tony 1 $157, second paid $109.90 and Lefovich, who finished first, . third was good for $4 7 .10. In covering 44 laps for the victory. : Class 10 the entry fee is $100, George Williams got second with i and Mike Seabolt won $377.50 41 laps done after having trouble I for first, Bobby Bramblett got with a coil wire. Well back in ! $264.50 and Bill Gaylord won third was Ronnie Whigham, · $113.25 for third. doing 28 laps as the engine kept Between the muddy summer drowning out in the mud. Clay races, G.O.R.R.A.'s annual fun Hurst went 23 laps and got day for . the drivers and their . fourth. Hurst \WS leading the I families \WS a big hit with 80 · race for some time, but when the people attending. There was engine started missing, he quit enough food for an army, BBQ the race and loaded his car on the pork and chicken complete with . trailer. Doing only 14 laps with a all the trimmings. There were misfiring engine, John Williams games for the children, a softball was fifth, and Ray Whigham got game, and more good fun, in eight rounds before breaking a allowing the kids to win the spindle. Jerry Holcombe _ only I trophies for a change. Jerry Holcombe leads the D class parade on the first lap, and this race must have b_een a horror for visibility on the muddy, sloppy course. Travis Hurst had some problems with his brand new Class 10, and sticky shifter problems put him out of the hunt about midway in the race. October 1985 Mike Seabolt was the big winner, the best mud slogger, and he won the race overall, doing 47 laps in less than three hours in his Class 10 car. I Class 10 action in turn 3 shows Bobby Bramblett, left, slithering past Gle_ nn Stephens. Bramblett finished second, and Stephens was fifth. \Driving one of the few two seat Class 10s in G.O.R.R.A. racing, Bill Gaylord , splashed -and spu_ttered his way to third with engine trouble. · Clay Hurst led the D class for a time, but when the engine started to miss he prudently retired to the pits, and still got fourth place. r---------------------~ I I • . I M O VI N G ? Please notify us four weeks BEFORE moving. I Place our address label in the space provided DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave. Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 · ■ and print your NEW address. I New Address (Please Print) Moving Date-___________ _ Name _____________ _ New Address --,-----------City _____________ _ State ______ Zip ~-_____ _ Attach DUSTY TIMES label Here· Page 33 I I I I I I I I I I I

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PRO CANAM RACING The Horn Rapids 100 Sagebrush Shootout By Leonard Day Photos: Leonard Day/ Art Garland Bob "Nasty" Nyeste cooks down one of the many fast stretches at Horn Rapids, en route to his victory, by six minutes, in Pro Class 4 ranks. The desert was hot and extremely dry, but a welcome sight to the really dedicated racers from all over the Northwest. Thirtysnine entries left the starting line on the brand new course located in the Tri-Cities area of Southeastern Washington, but not until a little time was spent relaxing around Todd Springer cuts a tight corner hard on his way to first place in the 1600 class. Todd came in second overall by a slim nine seconds. WHYAREN'T YOU??? A .DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS U.P.S. EVERY MONTH TO YOUR DOOR YOU PAY NO SHIPPING CHARGES GET ALL THE RACE AND RALLY MEWS FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Page 34 Contact DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Avenue, Suite O Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-5600 the pool at the Richland Holiday Inn's Holidome. A very special thanks to Randy Farrell and his people for setting up race headquarters so nicely. Usually the Pro CanAm race headquart-ers are in a sleepy cowtown, or at the actual race site, with not many luxuries. This time the race course was actually inside the city limits, and only three and a half miles from downtown; Richland. It made the trek from poolside to race course easy and quite quick. The race course was typical desert, with lots of sagebrush. There was more than ample room for passing and the soil was very he:,ivy, so the dust didn't hang around. Extremely dry conditions prevailed, and each entry was required to install a spark arrester. The start/ finish line was in a beautiful city owned and operated ORV park, managed by Berry Peters and his crew. Much applause to Ken and Gordon for their daily efforts in keeping this park so nice. Many hours of publicity work as well as physical help came from Mike Adlemund and Lane Sogge and their· Jeep Club members. They watered the inside of the ORV track, and removed and replaced the fences and gates needed to exit and re-enter the park. Officer George Barret of the ORV Division of the City Police was more than a blessing to the race group. George spent many days tooling around the desert laying out the course and helping to mark it with stakes and arrows, placing banner guards and road barriers, and recruiting several officers to ride herd on the course via dirt bikes to keep the public at a safe distance from , the speeding racers. All race promoters everywhere could use this type of help and the support these people from the City of Richland gave us. We commend them. Registration and tech inspec-tion began on Friday around the October 1985 Holiday Inn pool, where the • the seven lap dash, while Nichols wives and kids all \Vent only completed" one round. swimming while the guys did the At 12:30 p.m. the Heavy normal pre-race stuff. The Metal, followed ,by the buggies, Holidome wa·s also used for the left the line as the temperaturt; drivers' meeting and the drawing hovered between 85 and 90 for starting positions. The degrees. The Pro CanAm series awards presentation was also usually fields more than a dozen held at the Holidome, with the competitive 4 x 4s, and this race trophies provided by the 7 Up was no exception with an even Corporation and Tom James. dozen assorted Jeeps and Pro CanAm's races all feature a Broncos on the grid. First off the . start by class, but the first class line was Steve Farrell, but his off the line is the overall winner Jeep fell to numerous ills, of the previous event, This time including a broken axle midway, the Pro 4 x 4s had the lead off and Farrell ended up fifth with honor, thanks to Bob Nyeste's 11 of the 13 laps completed. Bill performance at the Little Rock Jackson failed to cover a single 300 last June. lap. The early morning racers were Ed Burnap's Bronco burped its the Odysseys and Three coilintothefanandradiator,and Wheelers, ten strong, and they he lost all the water. A plug of had been dedicated to the series chewing tobacco and a few all year, in fact for the past four pinched tubes got him back on years. The trikes started at 7:30 the road, only to have the a.m. Dennis Kerr jumped out to . distributot give up, and he was an early, but slim lead over his out for good after two laps, competitors. After two laps Kerr Three first time local racers gave lost a little directional control the hometown fans a good show. and took on a water hydrant just Mike Dunn lost a crank on lap 2, a few yards from the start/ finish and retired early on. Mike Tobin line. The hydrant won, but lost his radiator on lap 7, and· thanks to the sagebrush and soft Donny Monk had to run home sand, Kerr was able to restart. He for a new axle and other parts to continued running hard, and fix his Bronco after one lap. After finished the race over four the repairs, Monk r:an strong, minutes ahead of second placing and covered seven laps for eighth Scott Davis. The water was spot. temporarily shut down until it Meanwhile Dan Sali and Gerry could be. by-passed. Only a Irvine had quite a race with matter of twenty minutes Farrell for fifth, but they ran out separated all the trikes, including of time too, with Irvine coming that of Dqnald Otterstrom, who in sixth -and Sali was -seventh. was competing in his first race Fourth place went to Gordon' ever. Scott, who had been doing Next off the· line were the 350 consistent 25 minute laps until suspended Odysseys. A year long disaster struck on lap 6. In tnfrd , battle has developed between· at the flag was Bronco driver Rod, Odyssey drivers, with Jim Stevens, who shared the wheel Swearingen currently on top. But with Phil Dean .. ··:. , ', ~,-,' D'anny Nichols and Van Stahley The real battle of the day in the are breathing right down his Pro ranks was between Bob neck, with one more points race Nyeste and Robert Murphy, and remaining this year. Swearingen these two were · bumper Jo."' won out here, finishing nearly 13 bumper for 11 of the 13 ,hips. minutes ~head of Van Stahley in Exiting ·the park on lap ·12,, Robert Murphy was right on the winner's bumper for 11 of the 13 laps, but he fell back near the end to finish second, three minutes behind. Rod Stevens and Phil Dean shared the riving dut es in the Bronco, and t ey had few problems to slow them down en route to third in Pro 4 x 4. Dusty Times

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Murphy tried to negotiate a pass, got lost in the dust and broke a front drive axle. He had to finish in 2 WO, but he was only three minutes plus behind the winner, Bob Nyeste. The pair had everyone in the park on their feet every lap. · · Three classes . of buggies left the line at Horn Rapids. The largest class was, unlimited ,vith ten starters. The single seaters of Brent Zottman and Roger Zacher both had terminal problems on the second lap. Zottman lost oil and fried the engine. Zacner's troubles were not reported. Jeff Peacock, Dick Mauhl and Dan Clark all fell to mechanical woes between lap 5 and lap 7. Mike Strong, of Tacoma, drove the only water pumper buggy, and he had numerous wiring and oil related problems but still managed ten laps for fifth among the unlimiteds. Fourth place finisher Ken Sanislo was seen on lap 8 fixing a dusted distributor, but he was soon back in the race. The LaPlante Racing Team finished a respectable third after completely rebuilding the car after a previous race crash. Yakima racers Del Matthews and Joe Kellogg had quite a battle all day with Matthews coming out on top, · taking fast time overall as well. Del's time of 4:44 .39 for the 13 rounds of the 25 mile course is a record for drivers to shoot at in the future. Kellogg finished second, about 2"3 minutes behind at the flag. Five starters left the line in the 1600 cc class. John Winkes was seen repairing a tie rod after a love affair with a UKE tire a quarter mile from the green flag. Craig Holt and Larry Olson also went down early. That left Todd Springer and Harvey Lange to battle it out for the lead. Springer finished first in class; second overall with a time of 5:05.09, Gayle Hodson drove hard making up time after co-driver John Winkes broke a tie rod off the start. The pair took·third in Pro 1600 class. Driving a two seat car amid the unlimited singfe seaters, Dick Mauhl usually does well, but he went down on lap seven with _mechanical ills. arrears. in 1985 at Millican Valley, Last to start were two first Oregon, the points champion-timers in the Sportsman buggy ships are still being contested. class, and they had a ball and a Del Matthews has a slim lead in real battle for position. Jim the unlimited buggy class, and Caudle had a 50 minute lead Todd Springer has a decent lead midway, then his distributor got in the 1600 class. Bob Nyeste sanded, while Scott VisseriQ.g holds his lead in Pro 4 x 4, and caught up and took over the lead, Larry Rushmeir leads the covering 11 laps for the victory. Sportsman 4 x 4 group. Richard Caudle caught up again and Akridge has a decent lead in finished only five minutes later. Sportsman buggies. Points Not bad for a couple of rookies. leaders in three wheelers are This race was a real sagebrush Randy Branson and John shootout! · Bothell, Jr., while the Odyssey · and Lange came in strong for second, about 26 minutes in Going into the final series race class leaders are Earl Fahrney, ---------------------------Don Wilson,· Jim Swearingen Rookie buggy racer Jim Caudle had a 50 minute lead in Budget class, but sand in the distributor cost time and he was second at the flag. Ken Sanislo survived a flat tire and distributor troubles with the Berrien, and he flew on to finish 13 laps, fourth in Pm Buggies. Dusty Times and Terry Shimmon. October 1985 Local racer Mike Dunn hit a wash so hard in his Jeep that he broke the crank on the second lap, ending his. day of glory on home turf. Strong competitor Roger Zacher was out of the game at Horn Rapids on the second lap, as the tough course did in many of the Pro Buggies. Points leader Jim Swearingen had to fight hard for his victory all seven laps at Horn Rapids,. driving his 350cc suspended Odyssey. ~age 35

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Berrlenlils ~~-~= o O O 0 First Points Series Race at Paragon Speedway in Indiana is a. Success By Brenda A. Parker Photos: Gil Parker Lee Wuesthoff, Chenowth, leads Kevin Probst, Berrien, in Class 9 action. Wuesthoff won both heats, and Probst _stayed in second in the first on_:_:e:..:_· ___ ~--------------=============== Dale Scott makes the transition leap from the woods to· the dirt oval with a nose dive. Scott finished second in the final Class 9 race. Flying off the ridge, Derrel Burks had a good day in Class 9. After a tight dice, he took a fine third in the second race in Indiana. · The first Berrien Autocross Series points race at Paragon Speedway in Paragon, Indiana, although there were not a lot of cars, was a success. This is a dirt track which usually hosts stock cars and sprint cars and once a year the World of Outlaws puts on a show here. It is a really nice track and they keep it well groomed. For the off road race the track is laid out in the infield and one corner of the back side of the track, with only turn three of the groomed track used by the off road cars. Gary Hardin is the promoter of this race and it is the hope of the drivers in the series that this race will grow next year and be a continuing success. The Super 1650's saw seven cars entered. Lee Wuesthoff got a good hole shot and ran flag to flag in first place. Kevin Probst was second until lap 6 when he pulled off the track with sheared fly wheel bolts. Jeff Probst ran third and then second and finished the race, but was done for the day with a noise in his engine. Mike Parker was running in fourth spot but moved to third in lap 6 and finished there with Derrel Burks, Dale Scott and Don Ponder finishing behind him. · .In Class 1-1600 it was Lee · W uesthoff who came off the line in first place and was never headed. Wayne Brown was in second but took one corner too close, got his wheel caught on the berm of dirt and dropped to last spot. This moved Steve Krieman into second place for one lap, but by lap 3 Gale Brockie had passed him to finish second. At the checkered it was Wuesthoff, Brockie, Krieman, Matt Ander-son and Wayne Brown. In Class 2-1600, which ran at the same time as Class 1-1600, it was Chuck Williams finish-ing first with Dick Knutson, second; Bruce Bailey, third and Kevin Probst in fourth. Williams got turned sideways in the track and was hit by Kevin and· this broke Kevin's tie rod. This track is laid out so that the finish line is opposite the pits. The drivers have to cross the race track to return to the pits after the race is over. Knutson was still racing because he had not received the checkered flag. :When Williams finishf;d the race he was driving to the pit area and crossing the track where Knutson was finishing his heat. Williams and Knutson collided breaking a front spindle on Knutson's car. The track workers should have been more diligent at this point and stopped the crossing traffic until it was determined that all of . the cars were clear of the track. There were only two cars in Class 4; Bob Gierke out of Ohio and another car. The second car was unfamiliar to me and I was unable to get the name of the driver. Gierke broke on lap 1 with what looked like drive shaft problems and this left the race to the other driver. In fact, they dropped the checkered flag after only 4 or 5 laps when it was determined that Gierke was not going to be able to get back into this heat. -The second heat of Super 1650's saw only five cars take the green flag. Wuesthoff repeated his first heat performance to take the win. Don Ponder and Dale Scott were racing for second when Scott finally passed Ponder on lap 5. Derrel Burks was pushing Ponder and finally passed him on lap 7. Parker got pinched between Ponder 3,nd Scott just off the start line and spun out, had a job trying to play catch up. He ran out of time and finished in fourth place. The 1-1600 class had Gale Brockie taking the lead with Lee Wuesthoff right on his tail. There was some good close racing and Lee passed Gale on lap 5 with Gale taking the lead again from Lee on lap 6 _ to stay there to the checkered flag when Lee started having fuel problems. He finished the race but told this reporter · that the engine was acting like it was starved for fuel. Steve Krieman finished-in ~econd position; Ramiro Gonzalez, third and Wayne Brown fourth. ),. • The second heat of the 2-160.0 class was also a repeat 1 performance by Chuck Williams. He ran. flag to flag to .take .the-win. ,, With both Probst and Knutson out for the day, Bruce Bailey finished second in this heat.,, although he broke in_ lap 4. As I stated at the beginning of this article, even though i:here were few cars at this race, it is hoped that it will grow next year and become one of the-successful ; races in the midwest. Chuck Williams whips into the infield in his .Berrien, en route to the victory in Class 2-1600. Williams won both heats in the competitive class. Driving his brother's Berrien, Lee Wuesthoff, here leading Wayne Brown, won the first 1-1600 heat, dropped back in the second round with fuel problems. Gale Brockie got the 1-1600 points for the day with a second in the first round and the victory in the second dash at Paragon Speedway. Mike Parker leads D_errel Burks around a tight turn at Paragon. The two swapped third and fourth places in the two motos for Class 9 1650cc cars. -Page 36 Jeff Probst finished 2nd in the first Class 9 heat, but the effort did in his Rabbit engine, and Probst was sidelined for the next heat. 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Rally Argentina -Cordoba 1985 Taking his fourth first overall victory this year, Timo Salonen brought the. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 home with nearly 15 r1Jinutes margin, an incredible lead. Peugeot came within an ace of Kenyan friend Jayant Shah. winning the world championship Strong entries came from locally of rallies in record time, when assembled Renault 18 GTX their \vorks driver Timo Salonen Group A cars, the only local won the Rally of Argentina. But, factory entries. . the chance to gain the title must The return of Reutemann wait one more rally, because added a special dimension to the Wilfried Wiedner, an Austrian event; despite his lack of recent on his first world rally, finished experience he was back on home second, at the wheel of an Audi ground. Twenty years ago, Quattro. It was a rally of almost to' the day, Reutemann happiness and sadness in won his first event on some of the Argentina. The former was due same roads used as stages by the to the fun of local hero Carlos Argentine Rally. The 138 Reutemann's entry created, and starters constituted a remarkable the latter because of a serious record entry for a non-European accident that befell Salonen's world rally, handsomely beating teammate Ari Vatanen on the the 105 official starters on the second stage. '84 event. All the entries were in Peugeot found they were able Groups A or B. Most of the to contain the new, second Argentine Group A cars were evolution Sport Quattro, which Renault 12s, while the B cars was driven by Stig Blomqvist. were composed of local versions' Although retired early due to oil of Fiats and Peugeots. loss, Stig had proved that the car After the long drive up from was at least competitive with the the start in Buenos Aires, there first evolution Peugeot. He were four stages before the crews confirmed that the handling was reached Cordoba on Wednesday far superior to the old Sport. afternoon. Blomqvist tied with Quattro, and the revolutionary Salonen on the -first stage, but aerodynamics worked well. fastest overall, one second The world championship . quicker, was Ari Vatanen. It will debut of the second evolution take time before we know Audi Sport Quattro was a major whether this turns out to be the novelty, although only one car swansbng of his career, but on was entered for reigning world stage 2 he suffered what must champion Stig Blomqvist, have been quite the most horrific winner here last year. Peugeot accident of his career. The entered three first evolution cars, Peugeot launched itself skyward for their two resident -Finns and off a muddy dip on a fast, one for former Argentine Grand downhill stretch. Onlookers said Prix driver Carlos Reutemann. the car cartwheeled four times Audi also supported Austrian before crashing tail first off the driver Wilfried Wiedner in an road into the bushes. Vatanen ·ex-works long chassis Quattro. and co-driver Terry H~rryman With five four wheel drive turbo were flown to a local hospital, cars, there seemed little chance and then rushed again by for conventional cars, but, helicopter, when Ari was strong leading the ''veteran" class was enough, to Cordoba. -Following Shekkar Mehta with a basic drivers were unclear about what Nissan 240 RS, supported by his happened. Blomqvist stated he Text & Photos: Martin Holmes had merely seen bits of the Peugeot as he passed. It was an eventful stage in other respects also. Blomqvist landed in a dip and demo lished his neat, aerodynamic front end. Salonen was over a minute quicker, and after two stages was leading Reutemann b y nearly 2½ minutes. Mehta was already well down, losing a couple of minutes with misfiring. Shah had a dead short on a road section which cost nine road minutes. W iedner stopped on stage 2 for two minutes with a Motronic failure and so it went. At the end of the first section Salonen led Blomqvist by two minutes, Wiedner was third followed tightly by Reutemann, and Mehta was up to fifth. On the second section, Salonen was thankful to have Reutemann as an ally in his continuing battle with the Audis, and 101 cars were still running. Early -reports on Vatanen were encouraging, though he was in intensive care. Blomqvist was going better than before. "I think we are at least competitive with the Peugeots now", the Swede commented. On stage 7 Salonen had a flat tire, which he changed with help from the helicopter crew, but he restarted just in front of Blomqvist, who had been two minutes behind. Blomqvist held on for a while, but then the dust was i:oo bad, and Salonen pulled out nearly a minute margin. It was to be the only problem for the last remaining Finn_ all day. On stage 8 Salonen saw his worries substantially eased when the Sport Quattro lost oil pressure towards the end_ of the 61 km stage. Despite the problem Blomqvist made second best time, but the crank gave upS km into the next transit. Audi now relied on Wilfried Wiedner in his first world championship rally, and he was maintaining position. Reutemann was also driving sensibly, and the two were putting up comparable stage times. ·The Nissan expert Mehta could not get the 240 RS to perform. It was later discovered that there was water in every fuel can with the team, and that caused the engine trouble. By now Salonen had increased his lead to over twelve minutes and the interest was gone from the rally before half distance. Only the top three cars were four wheel drive turbo machines, and the best Group A car was fifth. After two sections Wiedner was second behind Salonen, five minutes ahead of Reutemann. Mehta was holding a long fourth. With Peugeot leading and Audi second a sense of desperatio n crept into the German camp. If W iedner dropped out it would be the end of Audi's championship ho pes, because Peugeot would then be unbeatable. It had been different at the Safari. When Criticos was alone upholding the Audi honor, the works team was at the swimming pool and Criticos battled on alone. Now Wiedner was getting full support. Above him, the huge Bell X twin turbo Argentine Air Force helicopter thumped through the air creating a sinister vibration as it passed. Wiedner himself was outwardly the calmest of all. Salonen and Wiedner swapped fastest times through the -day. Brilliant winter sunshine made crews forget the miseries of their wet training runs though the washways of the rains remained. This third section was a day when little happened of significance. · While the top teams cruised the route, Mehta was s.till down on power; but without a chance of -being caught he simply accepted the situation. The local drivers were still having their troubles, and Shah had worked up to eighth place. With nothing for the drivers to gain or everything to lose, the final section promised little excitement. Using many of the roads from the first section again, Salonen continued to drive with sense, but Reutemann was attacking hard. He thrilled his fellow countrymen by plunging headlong into the water crossings, but he had to stop for two minutes when a plug lead failed. Both the 240 RS Nissans finished, their drivers wondering whether· the effort had been worthwhile. At the finish Timo Salonen and Seppa Harjanne won for Peugeot by about 14 minutes over Wilfried Wiedner and Franz Zehetne.r in the Qµattro. Carlos Reutemann ancf Jean-Francois Fauchille were third, another 1 7 minutes out. Shekhar and Yvonne Mehta were fourth in the 240 RS, about half an hour down from third, and taking fifth and first in Group A were Ernesto So to and Martin Christie, only six minutes behind Mehta in a Renault 18. Only 39 finished officially. The good news came that both Vatanen and Harryman were strong enough to be air lifted to Europe. The Peugeot team announcement stated · that Ari Vatanen suffered multiple rib fractures, fractured vertebra, and a fracture and disl0cation of the left tibia, and would have surgery in France. Terry Harryman also suffered fractured vertebra, and was headed for Belfast and surgery, but his injuries were not as severe as those of Ari Vatanen. Audi's ever present helicopter watches over the Quattro of Stig Blom-qvist and Bjorn Cederberg, running second when the engine failed. Privateers Wilfri'ed Wiedner/Franz Zehetner kept Audi's championship hopes alive by tak_ing second overall in the long wheelbase Quattro. First of the rear drive cars, the Nissan 240RS of Shekkar and Yvonne Mehta arrived fourth overall despite constant troubles with the engine. The shattered remains of the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 of Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman shows the good cockpit integrity after a quadruple endo. Best placed of the local drivers, first in group A and fifth overall, were Ernesto Soto and Martin Christie in a Renault 18 G TX. Dusty Times October 1985 Page 37

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Great Weather Graced the Great Western Points Series in Colorado with two spin outs that cost him third place. Mitch Mustard took his second win of the day, and Brian Decker was second. The real fight was between car #41 and Mark Mustard, and #41 took third. . Smith's co~driver ended up removing the engine hood, and with the speed of a pro, he had Robby running and waved him off without him. The crowd was really pulling for Robby Smith as he flew around the track, and he went from almost a full lap behind to be only 100 yards back at the checkered flag. There was a slight breeze and clear blue Colorado skies, with an ambiant temperature of about 85 degrees for the August race at Berthoud. The Class 10 cars started the day of racing, with six cars on the line. Mitch Mustard put his Chenowth Magnum into a commanding lead, as has been his custom all season. The track had been re-routed a little, due to the huge water holes from heavy rain. The new track seemed to be faster. Mitch took a big lead and never had any competition after half a lap. Mitch's brother, Mark Mustard, seemed to have second place locked up, but he ended up spinning out, and giving second to Brian Decker, while Mark did hang on in third at the finish. The second race pitted seven 1-2-1600 cars against the i:rack. Several new cars and drivers made this class a lot more competitive and entertaining for the' crowd. The whole race was a real · close dice for first place among the bulk of the field. As we see a lot, though, three cars left the race with problems as the · results started to take shape. Near the end of the seventh lap car #1177 lost a front wheel, but continued at a good pace to finish fourth on three wheels. Paul Shaver won the heat, followed by Gerry Bower and car #1101. Six 4x4s came out in the Heavy Metal bash, and what a race it was for the first few laps. Jerry Daugherty and Robbie Smith were pushing hard all the way, but by lap 3 Daugherty started to pull away and put some distance between himself and the competition. The battle switched to Car #413, Smith and Rick DeVries all fighting for second. · Meanwhile one car retired with a missing front wheel, and 413 was out with an over heating problem. By lap6 the race spaced out, and Jerry Daugherty won the heat followed by Robby Smith, and Rick DeVries was third. Classes 2 and 5 1>icked of{ the fourth race. Bill Coffey jumped out in the lead, and was running without third gear. The points leader thus far,John Kramer, had to leave the race with engine · trouble on the second lap, but he ·was back and running on lap 3. · After four laps the first three were in tight, and the lead was · hotly contested. At the flag it was BiU Coffey in first, followed by #285 and #206. Class 1 was last on the first round of motos, and the first two laps saw a real race. But, by the third lap the cars began spreading out, and if no one made a mistake, that the order. So it was the finish order with Ray Daniels in front, Larry Lee in second and Ken Bracelin third. Starting the second motos, the Class 10 cars produced a dandy bash for the first five laps. Mitch Text & Photos: Dennis Henneberg Mustard led, but Brian Decker was so close they were probably having a conversation. Mark Mustard was having a tough day A full seven started again in Class 1-2-1600, and it was a duel between Paul Shaver a:nd Jerry Bowers and neither of them backed off an inch until the checkered flag fell. Shaver took the lead and never gave it up, but Bowers was right with him all the way, often side by side. There was a similar dice for third with a lot of- passing back and forth. However # 11.41 went out of the race in lap 7, and #1-177 took third at the flag. Once again the big boys in the 4x4s rolled 'onto the track, and early in the first lap it was mayhem. in the race. Jim Olsen, trying to avoid broadsiding Jerry Daugherty, whipped it to the right too hard, and he rolled completely over. But, he landed on his wheels and was pointed in the right direction. After a minute he fired the engine and was rolling again. Unfortunately, at the end of the lap he went to the pits in a cloud of smoke. Due to this action, Jerry Daugherty took the . gift and turned it into a victory. Robby Smith managed to avoid the whole mess, and he was right on top of Daugherty until he stalled. Because of the accidents and broken cars in the first motos, Classes 1 and 2 were combined in the second round, with Class 1 starting first. Ray Daniels got off to a good start, and he had a good lead by the time the field was half way around the track. After a delay, Class 2 received the green flag and Bill Coffey jumped into the lead in that dice. Ken Bracelin gave it a good effort in Class 1, chasing Daniels, but in Class 2 Bill Coffey never had to look back. Coffey took the two seat win over #285, and Daniels triumphed over Ken Bracelin in Class 1. This was the final race of the season at the Berthoud track. The Denver club now has their own race course, and the remain-ing event in late summer will take . place in Denver, at 96th and Buckley, which is on the east side of Denver. Apologies go to the . drivers identified only by a car number. There was no entry list with the story so bear with us as we attempt to straighten out that problem. Mitch Mustard continued his domination of Class 10, winning both heats easily in his spiffy Chenowth Magnum, here doing the bicycle act. · With some new cars, Class 1-2-1600 has close contests through the ranks, but Paul Shaver won both heats, just barely winning the second one. Jerry Daugherty kicks dust on his way to apair of victories in the Heavy Metal class. This race his 4 x 4 had to fight hard for the wins. Despite running the whole day without third gear, Bill Coffey ended up winning Class 2 in both heats, and never had to look.back. Ray Daniels got off to a great start in 'both Class 1 heats, and Daniels opened a wide lead in both heats to take all the Class 1 Jerry Bowers took 2nd in both 1-2-1600 races, but in the 2nd round he was within inches of the winner every lap of the heat. Robbie Smith gave hard chase in the 4 x 4 action, his big pickup giving the crowd some thrills, and Smith was second in both rounds. honors. · Page 38 October 1985 Dusty Times

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THE DODGE 4x4 COLT VISTA A Luxury Wagon That Will Take You Any Place in Any Weather As much fun as trucks are these days, it can be a real pleasure spending a couple of weeks driving a "car". Joining the AMC Eagle, Sabaru and Toyota· Tercel in the 4 WD station wagon category is the new Dodge Colt Vista, from Mitsubishi of Japan. Make no mistake, this is not a utility wagon, but a luxury car with seats for seven, providing the third row seat passengers have short legs. There is super deep ·velour upholstery and matching carpeting throughout, with a fancy color keyed spare tire cover in the rear cargo area too. Following the latest shovel nose school of design, the Colt Vista .has a futuristic styling that is designed more for function, aerodynamics and people packaging, than for pure form and style. However the designers really thought of people, and the front and middle seats are truly , comfortable. The front buckets are fully equipped with such niceties as reclining backs, and the middle seat folks have keen net style package holders on the front seat backs, their own ashtrays and window controls, and decent leg room. Mitsubishi shows the way in dash board amenities too. Even with the slant nose on the wagon, a wide, and miracle of miracles, flat dash top is fitted with a slight ridge toward the seats so things Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special aub Sub Offer Call (818) 889·5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Dusty Times . like maps and sunglasses can ride on the dash on the road.-Along with that handy feature, there are map pockets on each front door, a couple of open cubby boxes on the center console, and not one but two glove boxes, stacked on top of one another, and an operi bin that slides out from under the front passenger seat. You could lose things with all the storage areas available. Most convenient are the individual map lights for each front seat, and the digital clock on the dash. The Colt Vista pictured here was loaded with fancy options, and of great value in gloomy June mornings was the rear window wiper-washer,-defogger system. Later in the day the good working air conditioning was appreciated. An AM/FM radio made neat sounds, and we especially liked the dash mounted button switch that unlocks the rear door, along with the power windows and door locks. Instrumentation is both highly visible and informative. The large tachometer · and speedo-meter, with trip odo, flank the fuel and temperature gauges in front of the driver. Most of the other controls are on steering wheel stalks, more than handy, and we liked the parking brake on the center console. Radio and climate control knobs are in the center of the dash and all within easy reach of the driver. Text & Photos: Jean Calvin the front bucket seats. The top of· the gear lever looks like a cane handle, and the large orange button in the middle engages four wheel drive. How handy and simple it is to eliminate the second gear lever, and substitute a push button which puts the rear drive to work, and it is operational while in motion as well as wheri stopped. Driving the wagon anywhere is a real pleasure. The engine is comfortable at almost any city street speed in fourth gear. On the highway fifth gear brings the revs down, and the wagon climbs hills with a load with no complaints in fifth gear. The five speed shifts smoothly, and it has such a positive reverse gear lockout, that it takes a little practice to find it for early morning operation out of the driveway. Visibility through the vast glass in front and on the sides is excellent. The wagon rides nicely with its all independent suspension, and it takes to the -dirt nicely on the P 185-70R 14 Yokohama All Season radial tires. With the third row of seats folded forward, cargo space is more than adequate for trips, and there is plenty of space for four people and their travel gear. Performance is quite good on the roomy Colt Vista wagon. The small engine has plenty of pep for the highway and urban driving, quite a plus for a vehicle with a curb weight over 2800 pounds empty. Fuel economy is well within the parameters for this The Vista Colt is powered by the two liter overhead cam Mitsubishi Clean Air Jet engine with 88 hors~power at 5000 rpm~---1he engine is mounted transversely under the sloping nose atop the transaxle on the basically front wheel drive wagon. A single, thick stalked gear lever does everything from . its center floor mount between . style of 4 x 4 too. We got an average of 24.5 in every day driving on the freeways and lumpy streets of LA, and a good 27.5 mpg on the open high\\'.ay at a goodly speed with a very heavy load. The Colt Vista 4 x 4 is a keen October1985 .. ;The Colt Vista 4x4 has zoomy and aerodynamic styling, a sloping nose over the working parts, and nice wide doors for easy entrance and exit. The wagon has a full set o(instruments, a single gear lever that does it all, ·and along with two glove boxes, a flat dash to hold things en route. little Dodge, and the upper surburbia wagon with its four wheel drive capability should be a favorite for many chores from ski trips to car pooling. It has plenty of sp~ce insid~ and it takes little space m a parkmg lot. The one body blow is the price. The unit pictured here goes for $11,871 on the sticker. Still, any vehicle today, with all the luxury goodies, seems to break into the fore figure area. The newest Dodge out of Mitsubishi is a fine addition to the choice of four wheel drive passenger cars. Now, if they could slide the drive axles under a Shelby Charger, they would have a barn burner of a rally car. The middle seat has a split back, and both sides recline. The net style parcel holders on the front seat backs are handy for stowage. The front bucket seats are poshly upholstered in velour, have myriad adjustments and are ample enough to fit all sizes of bodies in comfort. The two liter overhead cam engine is (nounted transversely atop the tran-saxle and in normal operation the wag~n is in front wheel drive. Page 39

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: 1985 Chenowth 2 LW 100 model. 1300 cc engine, showroom· condition, and has never been driven, $3500.00 complete or $3000.00 less FOR SALE: Race ready Jeepster, fiberglass front ·end, chrome moly cage, 409 gears, Dana 44 axles, B & M turbo 400 trans, Dana 20 transfer case, HD radiator, 22 gallon fuel cell,· Taylor seats, BFGoodrich tires, two electric fans, 360 AMC standard ignition and MSD, 6 KC Hilites, 4 shocks per corner. Race Ready. Call Carlos. (915) 593--4848 or 593--4849. FOR SALE: Misc. Hewland indi-vidual gears, ,various ratios. $125.00 each. Call (818) 889-5601. · FO_R SALE: Class 4 Jeep Honcho, good short course vehicle. 401, turbo 400, Quadra. trac, 4 .88 gears w /locker, 22 gal. A TL cell, Mastercraft, Rancho, some spare parts. Best cash offer over $12,500. Call Denny at (419)' 878-1411 days or (419) 878-8254 after 7 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 10 Pro-Tech. Scott Taylor's 1984 car. Taylor motor and cam, 091 Trans, Sako carrier, Hewland gears, combo spindles, power steering. Fresh paint. Raced only once in 1985. Serious inquiries only. Contact Curt Wuesthoff at ( 414) 228-1400 days, (414) 355-5414 evenings. FOR SALE: Lee power steering unit, $500.00, sell or trade. Call Bob Dillon at (818) 446-5832. '"' engine and exhaust. 1200 cc racing engine, $1500.00, and many spare parts, make offer. Call Joe in New Jersey, (201) 832-7575. FOR "STEAL": Volker Bruck-mann's Jimco-Porsche Class 1 car, with your choice of Porsche . 6 cylinder engine and short course-Rive.rside-desert trans-missions. This car can win River-side, Baja and Ultra Stock! Very few races, 12 months young and no bugs in the car! Needs a good driver. Please make offer, let's talk! Call Volker(619)5781585. FOR SALE: Chenowth chrome moly frame, Center Lines, Sway• A-Way, 930 CVs, bus tranny with Hewlands, Hatz 1835 motor, 22 gallon fuel cell. Only $5,500. Call Ralph or Rick at (805) 987-3887. FOR SALE: Class 2 Funco Tandem. 112 inch wheelbase, 14 inch rear travel. Fresh 2180 engine, PIS, Flame-Out, Hew-land gears, turbo CVs, Wright front end. "$8000.00. Phone Lee after 6 p.m. (818} 348-2488. FOR SALE: Chenowth 2-1600, chrome moly. As new! Has it all! Wright, UMP P.S., fresh Mendeola tranny, new Hank Roed engine, Bilsteins, Parker Pumper; Yokohama, K.C., Taylor seats, Sway-A-Way, Super Boot, Summers Bros. Car is race ready, new paint, not cheap. Will take trade. Call (619) 589-6770 or (619) 464-5030. SELLING CLASS 7 CHAMP. John Baker's Team Mitsubishi . SCORE and HDRA 1983 Class 7 Championship fleet (sold _ separately or complete). In-cludes: 1983 2 WD Race Truck, (2) 1983 4 WD SPX Pickups, and 1984 4 WD Montero. For details' and prices write 4304 Alger St., Los Angeles, CA 900)9 or call (818) 240-7051. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum short course car. Complete or less motor and transmission. Also, 2 TG Toyota 1650 cc motor and Don Hatz 1650 cc VW motor available, and 28 foot. Pro Trac trailer, Onan genera tor, bathroom, kitchen, A/C, the best of everything. Best offer. Let's deal! Call Chet, (818) 998-9811 days. FOR SALE: GM 215 cid aluminum V-8 engines. Long blocks or complete, Olds & _Buick. Call (602) 778-9331. FOR SALE: Type IV engine: 2.4 liters, Del Orto carbs, large valves, line bored, shuffle pins, Crane cam, light flywheel, 2000 miles. Complete, bolt it in and run .. Call Don at(916) 635--8159. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600 Berrien 1001 chrome moly; all good stuff. Fox sh9cks, Wright combos and steering rack, fuel cell, gauges, Hewland gears, 930 cvs and much more. Priced to sell now, call ( 414) 242-3422. FOR SALE:-Enclosed Car Trailer and two Class-1 motors . Trailer has air conditioning; sink, stove, refrigerator, toilet, shelves and workbench. $4000.00. Two 82 x 94 VW motors complete w/dual 48 Webers. Both have roller cranks. $2500.00 each or both for $4000.00. Call Rich Prouty, (714) 599--6722. Coming Next Month ... MTEG STADIUM SERIES FINALE FOR 1985 THE 16th ANNUAL SNORE 250 ARIZONA'S SNOWFLAKE BUGGY BASH BUDWEISER FOREST PRO RALLY MICHIGAN'S DIXIE AUTOCROSS SHORT COURSE RACING IN DENVER THE TALLAHASSEE 150 RALLY OF 1000 LAKES MILLICAN VALLEY 400 RACE ACTION IN THE DEEP SOUTH CHRI~TMAS SHOPPING GUIDE ••• plus all the regular features r-----~---~----~-----------------~-----------, I · Sell or swap your extra parts and.pieces in · · I I I I I I I I I I I I I DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wisq to use a photo in your free _ad, enclose $5 .00. · Enclosed is $ ____ (Send check or money'order, no cash). Please run-ad ______ times. I I I SPECTACULAR SNAP ROLL IN MICHIGAN (OPPOSITE) Rally cars tip over just like off road racers, but they do it less frequently. On home ground in the Michigan woods, Doug Shepherd gave navigator Joe Andreini quite a thrill with this side over to nose stand action caught by Stuart Bourdon of Trackside Photos. Leading the Production class on points in the Bridgestone SCCA Pro Rally Series, Shepherd and company carried on to finish the stage in· the Dodge Omni GLH with the rumpled nose. Later the car was tied to a stout pole and backed away hard until it was much straighter. Shepherd finished the event, incredibly winning Production Class again, and Doug is undefeated this year. That seemes to be a habit with another Dodge driver, Rod Hall, as well. Even more incredible is the fact that Shepherd brought the little Dodge in sixth overall in . the Dodge sponsored Rally of Michigan. Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES ·see Form on Page 3. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS . 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