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ON
THE
COVER
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Our
cover
boy
for
December
is
Steve
Sourapas,
here
splashing
though
the
water
crossing
near
Santa
Caterina, in Baja.
With
Dave
Richardson
doing
the
anchor
man
bit,
this Raceco
fought
so
hard
to
win Class
10
that
the
boys
also
won
the
race overall in
the
car category.
The
overall
winning
bike
was
only
ten
minutes
faster!
Although
Class
10
cars
have
won
overall in several events, this is
the
first
major
victory
for
1650cc
in a
long
distance·
enduro
in
the
premier
off
road
racing
desert
series·. Baja
courses
generally
demand
high
horsepower,
but
Steve
Sourapas
and
Dave
Richardson
did
their
homework,
kept
the
car
together,
and
won
the
rugged Baja
1000
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We
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areas
of
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· ·
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glut
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off
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and
the
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found
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where
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place
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ACTION NEWS
The
off
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racing
fraternity
has
been
under
fire
for
the
past
four
months,
receiving
unjust
treatment
by
persens
unknown.
Someone,
or
a
group
of
people,
apparently
believes
that
off
road
racing has
dealt
them
an
unjust
.
decision,
or
acted
in a
manner
they
felt
unjust.
Off
road
racing
organizations
make
many
errors,
as
do
the
racers.
There
are
many
judgements
that
we
do
not
agree
1
with,
the
same
as
umpires
make
judgements
when
we
watch
baseball
on
television.
We
can
see
the
errors,
but
the
call
stands,
and
most
of
the
time
a
team
will
lose because
of
it.
All
of
us
must
remember
one
·
thing.
It is
our
sport,
and
we
must
work
to
make
it
better
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Hopefully,
one
day
the
person
we disagree with will
move
on
to
other
fields,
and
the
rest
of
us
will rise
up
to
make
our
sport
the
best
there
is.
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not
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among
ourselves, tearing
down
the
sport.
But
let's
fight
to
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it up! · .
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lnterna-
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On
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Motorsport,
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Phofos
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were
all
victims
of
vandalism.
Page4
They
were
hit
with
cut
tires;
water
hoses
,
un
into
their
buildings,
fire
extinguisher
sprayed
over
the
interiors
and
eggs
thrown
· all
over
the
outside
of
the
buildings.
If
there
is a grievance, I
would
volunteer
to
be
the
moderator,
pick
up
the
phone,
no
need
i:o
identify yourself,
and
call me.
Let's
discuss
the
problem!
So
far
I have tried
to
help
anyone
that
asked,
and
you
can
get the
problem
off
your
chest. Call me!
* * * * *
For
every racer
that
loves'
adventure,
and
likes
the
race
that
does
not
put
speed
in
the
top
place, get
those
cars
out
of
moth
balls.
You
have
just
one
year
to
the
month
to
get
your
car
ready
to
race
from
Ensenada
to
La
Paz
on
the
1986
Score
Baja 1000
next
November.
Listed
for
some
time,
Score
International
announced
this
month
that
the
point
to
point
Ensenada
to
La
Paz
trek
is
on
for
Novembe
r
of
1986.
* * * * *
In
the
past
three
years Mickey
Thompson
has
campaigned
among
west
coast
racers
to
get
them
to
build
short
course
cars.
He
produced
very successful
races
at
Pomona
and
lately in San
··
Bernardino
.
Now,
1
for
1986,
many
short
course
racers are
advertising
their
cars
for
sale, as
there
is
no
series in
California
on
.
the
horizon
for
next
year.
Short
course
.
drivers
with
srrecially
built
cars
desperately
need
a local
series
on
the
west coast.
Many
of
these
drivers
have
jobs
that
will
not
allow
them
to
travel far
out
of
state. But,'
they
love
to
race
and
can
race
if
the
site is local,
. reachable in a
weekend.
* * * * *
The
last race
of
the
season
is
also
the
last race
of
the
newly
combined
HORA
/
SCORE
desert
series,
the
Frontier
250.
At
the
drawing
for
starting
numbers
in
mid-November,
178
cars
answered
the
call for
the
last
chance
at
points
i-n
1985.
Growing
by leaps
and
bounds,
the
largest class in
the
drawing
was
Class
1-2-1600 with 3'3 cars.
The
next
biggest
bunch
is
Class
2
with
26
cars,
and
Class
10 is in
with
21
cars. It
should
be
a daridy
race with
so
many
entries
to
.
finish
out
the.season.
* * * * *
SNORE
President
Roger
Gaskill
announced
at
a
pit
team
meeting
that
SNORE
will have a
major
five race
desert
series for
the
coming
year.
Four
of
those
five
events
will
count
toward
the
SNORE
year
end
points,
which
provides
a hefty
purse.
Gaskill
stated
that
SNORE
proved
in
1985
that
they
pay
·
back
more
money
in
their
points
series,
and
he
pledged
three
times
as m.uch
money
for the
coming
·year.
SNOR
,E
is
-:
sponsored
by
Yokohama
Tires,
the
Hqliday
Inn
Hotel
and
Casino,
·
Center
Strip,
Sun
World
AirWays,
and
Bud Light.
* * * * *
In early
November
Walt
Lott
of
HORA
announced
that
there
is
som
e
trouble
with
the
Laughlin
race.
The
event
could
be
in
Laughlin,
or
Barstow,
or
near Las
Vegas.
The
problem
is
due
to
the
area
at
Laughlin being
booked
solid in
March,
the race dates.
Lott
is
also planning, instead
of
the
Mint
400 race, recently
canceled for
next
May,
that
the
date
wou_ld
have a race
sponsored
by the .
Frontier
Hotel
and
Casino.
In
other
words
the
Frontier
500
would
be
moved
to
the May 7-11 date.
The
regular
date
in
September
for
the
Frontier
500
will
see
a
completely
new race
out
·
of
Tonapah,
Nevada,
the
Nevada
Silver State Classic.
Watch
for
further
developments
on
these
races in
the
next
two
issues
of
this
publication.
* * * * *
Rumors,
Rumors,
Rumors!
Word
comes
that
A.M.S.A.,
the
racing
association
out
of
Fresno,
CA,
is
for
sale.
Another
rumor
says _the
California
City
racing
site is
up
for
negotiation
to
the
right
people
for
race
dates
in
1986. A
rumor
heard
at
the
Baja
1000 is
the
word
that
Lou
Peralta
had
offered
for
sale
"On
Dirt
Motors
port".
Another
rumor
says
that
K.J.
Howe
will
not
be
associated with
any
race in
May
of
1986.
Our thanks to
Stan
Parnell
for
his
c(mtribution to
chis
issue,
and
we
took
forward
to
his column
of
news
and
t•ie«·s
about the
sport
in
upcoming
issues.
We
are
t•ery
pleased
to
uike
ot·er sen•icing
rhe
extensite readership
ai1d
good will
of
Off
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pledge to conrinue
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columm;
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Trail Notes •••
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A HEARTY WELCOME
to
all
Off
Road
Action
News
subscribers
and
dealers.
As
Stan Parnell states in the Soap Box
column
on
this page,
DUSTY
TIMES
and
OFF
ROAD
ACTION
NEWS
have joined forces,
and
from
this
issue forward, all
the
action
will be
out
of
the
DUSTY
TIMES office.
Stan
will
maintain
his
popular
Action
News
column
each
month
.
This
first
combined
'is
sue
is also the
end
of
the
second
year in publication for
DUSTY
TIMES,
and
we are
proud
to
include
all
the
great features
of
Off
Road
Action
News in
thi-s
landmark
issue
of
DUSTY
TIMES.
With
the
holiday season messing
up
deadlines a bit, we
did
not
receive any
pit
team news
at
press time
for
this issue. However,
send
all
your
news
of
the Baja
1000,
and
the
Frontier
250
if
you
write fast,
directly
to
DUSTY
TIMES
so
we
can
include
it in the
January
1986
issue. All
such
features
of
Off
Road
Action
News will coP.tinue
to
be
published
here
as
long
as
the
information
arrives
at
the
DUSTY
TIMES
office,
5331
Derry
Ave., Suite
0,
Agoura,
CA
91301.
Try
to
get it here by
the
tenth
of
each
month
for
the next issue.
We
also welcome a
host
of
new
advertisers
out
of
Off
Road
Action
News.
We
are
happy
to
offer
you
and
our
regular advertisers
double
your
money's
worth
in circulation, starting with this
December
issue.
How
about
that
for
a
Christmas
present?
We
are
button
busting
proud
of
the meteoric
growth
of
DUSTY
TIMES
in
two
short
years
of
existence,
and
we
look
forward
to
continued
growth
and
more
expanded
coverage
0f
all things
off
road
in
the
coming year.
THE
MINT
400
LIVES - MAYBE!
Almost
everyone in the
off
road
community
received a
note
from
Larry
Close
of
the
Mint
Hotel
and
Casino
last
month
,
The
11ote
is
reprinted
below exactly as written.
"This
is
to
inform
you
that
the
1986
Mint
400
Desert
Race
has
been
cancelled.
The
spiraling costs associated with the
1985
race forced us
to
re-evaluate the
sponsorship
of
the
event.
We
explored
several alterntatives,
but
none
were acceptable. It
has
been
a great
honor
for
the
Mint
to
sponsor
this
event
fo
i:_y
ou
and
the
racing
public
during
the
past
18
years, I
would
like
to
personally
thank
you
for
your
past
support
and
participation
in
the
Mint
400
.
Good
luck
in
your
future
racing
endeavors."
It
was signed
by
Larry C.
Close,
VP
and
General Manager.
Meanwhile, right
on
deadline
there
is
word
that
the
classic
Mint
400
may
not
be
history.
There
have
b_een
some
changes in
the
Mint
Hotel
management
since
that
note
was mailed.
And,
the new Vice President
and
General Manager
of
the
Mint
Hotel
and
Casino,
Marv
Levett, has
some
interest
iil
putting
on
the
Mint
400
race next May,
There
was·a meeting called by the
Mint
Hotel
people
with
potential
race organizers late
in
November
anhe
Mint
Hotel.
So,
stand
by
for
a big yes,
there
is a
Mint
400
in
1986,
or
no
;
the
schedule
will
be
as stated in
the
Soap
Box
column.
THE CALENDAR
IS
COMING! Because
of
the above flux in the deser.t
race schedule
at
press time,
the
traditional
pull
out
calendar
publ
f
shed
each
new
' year by
Off
Road
Action
News does
not
appear
in this issue; Since,
the
calendeds
meant
to
be
picked
out
of
the
publication
and
tacked
on
the wall
for
year long reference,
it
would
be
scant
use
if
the.dates
and
races were
not
. complete. So,
look
for
the traditional calendar in
the
Jaritikry
1986
issue
6(
DUSTY
TIMES
combined
with
Off
Road
Action
News,
and
that
should
be
in
your
mai!'box by the first
of
the year.
BRIDGESTONE TIRES is bowing
out
of
the
sponsorship
of
the
SCCA
Pro
Rally Series
for
1986.
Bridgestone
came
on
board
.
with
their
sponsorship
of
theseries
and
pcomotkmal
assistance
for
the
1985
season. As
most
rally fans
know,
the
series
has
had
some
problems,
some
call
them
growing pains. A
lot
of
folks
think
the
SCCA
regards the
Pro
Rally Series as a
bit
of
a stepchild.
Some
of
the
frustrations
felt
by
many
rally organizers may have
rubbed
off
on
the Bridgestone people.
At
any rate, in
1986
they will
concentrate
their rally
promotion
on
assisting
tompetitors
at
the individual events,
and
getting
involved
with
some
individual
team
sponsorships
. Sic
Transit
Gloria
Mundi.
THE SCCA
PRO
RALLY SERIES
for
1986
has
dates
set
at
this
time.
The
season
will
start
late,
on
June
7-9
with
the
Susquehannock
Trail
Rally
in
Pennsylvania.
The
Arkansas
Traveler is
on
July
26-27,
and
the
Rallye
Michigan is
on
August
23-24.
The
Sunriser
in
Ohio
will
be
on
September
13-14,
followed
by
the
Ojibwe
Rally in
Minnesota
on
October
4-5.The
famous
Press
on
Regardless in
upper
Michigan
is
on
October
25-26,
and
the
finale in
Carson
City, Nevada takes place
on
December
6-
7. All seven events
* will
count
toward
the
year
end
championshi
,ps. Missing
from
the
1986
schedule are
four
long
standin
·g events in the
Northwest,
the
Nor'wester,
Olympus
and
Wild
West
in
the
state
of
Washington,
and
the
Oregon
Trail,
which was_ canceled this year because
of
fire danger in the
north
woods.
When
asked
if
other
events might
be
added
to
the seven rally schedule
for
1986,-SCCA
Rally
and
Solo
Events
Director
Bob
Radford
stated;
"we
·
would
rather
limit the
number,
and
increase
the
level
of
professionalism"
in
the
championship
qualifiers.
There
is a
report
that
the
SCCA
is in
the
process
of
hiring a full time "Special Events
Manager"
whose
primary
responsibility
will
be
the
promotion
and
execution
of
the
Pro
Rally Series,
This
past year the
Pro
Rally
sport
has
suffered
"a
crisis
of
confidence"
among
participants,
and
the
sport
has failed
to
attract
new
competitors
or
sponsors.
The
SCCA
directors
have
proposed
a
$135,000
prize
fund
next
year,
of
which the
club
will"guarantee
$50,000.
Some
of
the
money
will
be
paid
to
winners
at
each
event,
and
some
of
it will go
into
the
season
points
fund. '
GOODYEAR OFF
ROAD
SUPPORT
TEAM NEWS.
This
year the
Baja
1000
was Baja-Long, grueling
and
hard
on
the
drivers
and
vehicles
alike~
I'm
sure
most
of
us
who
were
there
feef
the
same.
We
had
a 'great time being a
part
of
it,
and
yet' we are glad.
to
be
back
home.
Congratulatio!1-s
to
all class winners.,
and
especiaUy
to
our
Goodyear
t~am
members,
Walker
Evans, Class
8,
and
Spern;:er Low, Class 7S;
both
took
first place in
their
class.
Our
congratulations
also
to
Roger Mears, Clas,; 7,
who
wrapped
'
up
third,
and
to
Tom
Strong,
Class
4,
who
did
the
same.
These
drivers
and
the
rest
of
the
Goodyear
team are great,
and
we enjoy being
part
of
this team. ·
Dusty
Times
"
We'll
be
at
the
Frontier
250,
December
6-8,
to
finish thi~ year's schedule
with
you.
At
this
time the
pit
location for the
Goodyear
Support
Team
is
undecided,
but
we will let
you
know
where
it will
be
during
contingency
inspection
. A
reminder,
if
you
would
like
to
find
out
about
the benefits
of
being
part
of
the
Goodyear
off
road
racing team,
just
call
Gary
Wicke
at
(714)
524-1200.
W e are
only
one
race
awayfrom
the
1986
season,
and
we
would
like
to
see y
ou
a
part
of
our
Hi Miler
competition
next
year. Again,
congratulations
to
the Baja
1000
winners - Paula Simms.
'
ATTENTION
ONE
LAPPERS.
Entry
applications
are
~ow
open
for
the
1986
Uniroyal
One
Lap
of
America
rally style
enduro.
The
eight day,
8,000
mile
endurance
driving event will circumnavigate
the
United
States, with
the
start
and
finish set
for
Detroit,
Michigan.
The
major
hang
up
is
th;itthe
One
Lap
is
stheduled
for
May
3-11,
1986,
in
direct
conflict
with
the
Mint
400,
or
whatever
the
race will
be
called in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Organizer Brock Yates states
that
the
third
annual
nationwide
rally is
open
to
qualified teams
of
two
or
three
people
driving
street
legal
passenger
cars
or
vans. All
participants
must
be
members
of
the
Sports
Car
Club
of
America,
which will
sanction
the _
marathon
contest
for
the
second
consecutive year.
Yates also
announced
a
$25,000
Uniroyal
prize
fund
in
ad
,
dition
to
contingency
money
posted
by
other
corporate
sponsors.
Uniroyal
also will
supply
its high
performance
tires
to
all eligible
competitors.
Teams
interested
in
entering the
1986
One
Lap
of
America
_
should
conta,ct Brock Yates
at
Box
241,
Wyoming,
New York
1459
-1.
THE FRONTIER
250
drawing
was a
whopper,
with
178
names
drawn
in
the
car
classes, which
must
be
an
all
time
high
for
this race.
Two
days later
the
entry
was
up
to
185
and
still growing. Class
1-2-1600
is the biggest
one,
with a
drawing
count
of
33
cars. Class 2 is close with
27,
and
Class
10
fielded
21,
tagged
by
Class 1 with
18
cars.
It
seems
that
everyone
wants
another
shot
at
the Nevada
desert
before
the
season
ends. Class 3
and
Class 4
both
had
nine
rigs in
the
drawing,
and
Class 8
numbered
ten.
There
were a dozen
in
Class
5-1600,
and
seven in Class 5.
The
mini
trucks
had
three
in
Class 7, eight in 7S,
and
four
in
7
4x4,
with
a single
entry
each in Classes 12
and
14.
There
were
five each
in
Class 9
and
the
Challenge Class,
and
a
pair
in Class 6.
This
hefty
entry
is
proof
positive
that
the
combined
desert
series
is
working
very well
in
many
ways·
to
·
promote
larger
entries
which
promotes
bigger
purses,
and
provides
keen
competition
in
almost
all
the
classes. Also,
the
demise
of
ne
.arly all
the
popular
short
course
tracks
in
the
southwestern
area this
past
season
bodes
well
for
the
future
of
desert
racing.
Of
course
the
enormous
insurance
.costs
for
desert
racing can cast
gloom
on
this
resurgent
sport.
But,
there
is talk
of
initiating a
competition
license for
all
participants
iri
desert
racing, which will go a long way
toward
bringing
the
·
cost
of
insurance
down
to
simply _expensive
rather
than
the
current
exorbitant.
Before
you
get all excited
about
having
to
take
an
off
road
driving
test, chances are
the
license will
be
something
like
the
SCCA
has
had
for
many
years
on
its
Pro
Rally circuit.
In
order
to
compete,
all
one
needed
to
do
was
join
the
SCCA
and
send
an
extra
sum
of
five
or
ten
bucks
in
with
the
membership,
listing
past
experience in
the
rally
world,
no
matter
how
vague.
The
license
came
in
the
mail.·
This
system
could
work
well in
off
road
racing,
with
the
license fee
on
top
of
the
membership
fee going
to
defray
some
of
the
insurance
costs
perhaps.
Stay
tuned.
THE SCORE
SHOW
is getting b-igger.
The
1986
Score
Show
on
June
20,
2 i"and
22,
,will
be
the
biggest
one
ever.
The
ninth
annual
Score
Sh6w
will have
two
hundred
thousand
square
feet
of
exhibit
space filled with
the
latest
parts
and
acces~ories
for
all
sorts
of
off
road
vehicles,
plus
all
the
latest vehicles
from
major-manufacturers.
Show
Director
Alex Xydias
stated
recently,
"For
the
first
time
we will have
enough
room
to
do
the
things we've
wanted
to
do
to
make
the
Show
more
interesting
for
attendees
and
even
more
successful
for
the exhibitors.
We
are going to bring back one
of
our popular events, the Off
Road
Radio
Controlled
Vehicle Races
on
a specially designed
"Baja"
dirt
course.
In
addition,
we will
be
able
to
display a great
many
more
of
the
outstanding
tru~k's, buggies
and
A
TVs
available
to
us each year.
In
the
past
we
simply
haven't
had
enough
room."
Once
again
the
Show
will
be
held
in
the
Anaheim
Convention
Center,
one
of
_
the
finest
exposition
facilities in
the
world.
The
1986
Show
next
June
will
follow the successful
format
of
combining
both
a
Trade
and
Consumer
Event, a
concept
created
by
the
Score
Show.
,
WIN
A CUSTOM CAB TOYOTA. A
limited
edition,
high
performance
off
road
version
of
the
Toyota
Custom
Cab
has
been
selected
by
K-Mart
stores
and
Kraco
Enterprises
as
their
grand prize
in
a
national
sweepstakes.
Custom
Fab
Manufacturing
Inc.,
who
build
the
five passenger
mini
pickup
conversion,
will
be
giving away seven
of
the
"Michael
Andretti
Signature
Edition"
trucks
through
the
chain
of
2200
general
merchandise
stores
and
their
automotive
departments.
Get
your
sweepstakes
entry
at
any
of
the
2200
K-Marts.
POLICE
SPECIAL
TY
PRODUCTS
is
expanding
its
Contingency
program
into
the
motorcycle,
ATV
and
quadrunner
classes
for
the
1986
off
road
racing
season.
PSP's
Race Safety
Team,
headed
by
David
Jenest, is
entering
its
second
year as a
supplier
of
safety
equipmem
and
Emergacard.
Emergacard
was
introduced
by
PSP
at
the
Mint
400
last May.
According
to
Jenest,
it
has
been
a gradual success.
The
card
is designed
to
provide
emergency
personnel
and
hospital
staff
with vital medical
information
on
a
microfilm
chip
contained
in
the
card.
It
can
be
read with a viewer
or
low
power
scope
used
by
all medical facilities.
The
information
is
provided
by
the
cardholder
on
a special
form
that
PSP offers
at
each race.
The
$8.00
fee covers
material, typing, microfilming
and
the
laminating
of
the
c;ird.
It
also covers
return
mail,
and
the
one
dollar
per
card
that
PSP
puts
irito a special
fund
for
Score
International
and
High
Desert
Racing Association.
According
to
Jenest,
the
fund
is available
to
the
medic
teams
that
volunteer
their
services
to
Score
and
HORA,
and
can
be
used
to
purchase
any
needed
equipment.
OFF ROADERS
ON
THE BALLOT.
The
1985
Skoal
Auto
Racing
AU
America
Team
is selected
each
year
by
members
of
the
American
Auto
Racing
Writers
and
Broadcasters Association. Reflecting
the
higher
visibility
this
past
year
of
off
road
racing,
three
ofour
guys
are
on
the
ballot
in
the
at
large category.
Rod
Hall,
who
is
undefeated
on
.
the
desert
this year, Ivan
Stewart,
for
helping
Toyota
to
the
manufacturer's
title
at
the
Mickey
Thompson
races,
and
Rob
Tolleson,
overall
desert
points
leader in his
ro
'
okie
year
of
racing.
They
should
aU
be
elected
to
the
team.
Dusty
Times
Pony
Express.~.
As
a
subscriber
to
your
paper
and
an·avid
off
road
racer, I
want
to
take time
to
compliment
you
·
and
your
staff.
Your
coverage
of
the
big
and
small races
and
racers
is great,
and
I
hope
it (
your
paper)
and
off
road
racing
continue!!
,
'
The
main
reason
I'm
writing
you
is
about
one
of
your
advertisers.
Today
I received my
Beard
Super
Seats
back
from
being restrung.
Not
only
had
they
been
restrung,
but
they were
cleaned,
repadded
and
th:e
frames
repainted.
The
service was great,
just
two
days,
and,
to
top
it all
off, I
wasn't
charged
a cent!
I
am
not
a big
name
_
or
a high
dollar
racer. I race
out
of
my
own
wallet
and
that
is
empty
a lot. I
can't
praise
Ed
and
Barbara
Beard
and
the
crew
at
Super
Seats
enough.
I
hope
you
can
print
this,
0
as
the
Beard's
deserve the
praise.
They
are first class
craftsmen,
and
super
off
road
racers as well.
Mike,
Shirley
&
Shannon
Gertsen
Mesa, Arizona
Take a
bow
,
Ed
and
Barbara
Beard.
It was a pleasure meeting
and
talking wi,th
you
last week in
Baja . . I
had
a great . time! I
competed
on
the Safari Rally
with Bob
Hamm,
and
it was
great.
Everyone
was fantastic.
It
is easy
to
. see
why
off
road
racing
is
so
popular.
Please let
me
know
if
I
can
be
of
any help.
Richard
Katz,
Assemblyman
California
Legislature
It
looks
like
off
road
racing
has
a
frie11d
in Sacramento .. Katz and
Hamm did well())\ therallyina]eep
Cherokee,
and Katz
represents
an
area
in-
the
north · end
of
the
Sai1
Ferna11do
Valley.
In
your
October
1985
issue in
the
Frontier
500
article
you
said
that
Jerry
McDonald
got
to
Check
9
and
stopped.
Actually
he finished,
but
he
was
over
the
time
allowance.
He
got
stuck
between
Checks
9
and
10.
He
finished in
about
a
half
an
hour
over
time,
but
had
there
been
24
hours
time allowance like
HORA
said, he
would
have finished
officially.
So,
. I
think
he
got
gypped.
Greg
Merritt
San Diego,
CA
Thanks
for
letting
us
knouabout
McDonald,
one
of
set
eral
who
finished
the
course
m·
er
time.
To
be
fair,
HORA
hacked
155
miles
off
the
route
shortly
before
the
et>ent,
and it
i.1
natural
-£hat
they
would
lower
the
time allowance
as
well.
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December 1985
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1st Place, Class
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"We
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at
the
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in
1983,
1st in Class
10
at
the
Parker 400
1984,
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1984
all on the· same set
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1st Place, Class
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"The shocks worked
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ot
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· shocks with Bi/stein."
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1st Place, Class 2
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"By far the most~impor-
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Side Tracks
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By
Judy
Smith
Our
love
for
the
adventure,
romance
and
challenge
of
the
Baja
1000
has
once
again
compelled
us
to
enter.
When
you
read these
words,
the
race will
be
over
,
but
as they are
written,
it is
still t'wo days away,
and
we've
just
returned
from
a slightly
abbreviated
pre-run
of
the
course.
.
Our
back
hurts,
there's
still silt
in
our
sinuses,
and
we haven't
had
a full
night's
sleep
for
about
a
week.
We're
not
sure
if
that's
adventure
OT
romance,
but
it
sure
enough
is
a big challenge!
As
we write
there
are piles
of
gear
on
the
living
room
floor,
the
kitchen
table, in
the
garage
and
in
the
spare
room.
Some
are driving
gear, like the
helmet,
suit
and
such,
some
are-
spare
parts; there
is a
bunch
of
food,
some
bottled
water,
and
a whole
lot
of
stuff
is
for
"just
in
case."
We
make
lists, ·
cross
things
off
and
make
new
lists,
and
we
keep
tellin
_g
ourselves
that
this is really fun.
But
the
pre-run
was fun.
We
left late
on
Friday night after
finally
completing
our
pre-
runner
( its original
function
was
to
have
been
a
5-1600,
but
it was
being
pressed
into
service since
the
actural
pre-runner
is still
months
away.
To
our
dismay,
this
racer
/
pre-runner
had
a ride
like an
old
garbage
truck
on
the
freeway,
and
the
usually
unnoticed
seams in
the
concrete
made
it
jounce
uncomfortably.
The
used race
shocks
had
rattley
heim
ends,
third
and
fourth
gears
howled,
and
one
or
two
things we
couldn't
indentify also
rattled.
Conversation
was
held
to
a
minimum.
·
The
heater
boxes
weren't
connected,
and
temperatures,
which
had
been in
the
balmy
80s,
dropped
severely as we
neared
San
Diego.
The
windows
couldn't
be
rolled
up
or
down
while
the
doors
were closed,
and
the
window-winder-upper
for
the
passenger
door
wasn't
attached
anyway,
and
had
to
be
hunted
up
each time we closed
or
opened
the
window.
The
tool
box, a real necessity for a
pre
-
run,
was
ensconced
in
the
foot
space for
the
passenger, as were
several .
other
items,
there
being
no
glove
box
anymore.
The
1750cc
motor
wouldn't
idle,
and
there
was
only
.
one
high-
beam
,
but
we
had
a
pair
of
gas
tanks
that
held 23 gallons,
and
a
trick new
distributor
that
we
were testing for possible use
on
a
race car.
· Arriving in Ensenada
at
about
3 a.m., after buying pesos,
insurance, gas
and
a
quick
meal
in San Isidro, we
bedded
down
in
someone's
back
yard, disregard-
ing the possibility
of
having
to
share
the
sleeping bags with an
Ensenada
dog
.
Sunrise
came
early,
but
we were
slow
getting
going,
not
leaving Ensenada until
a little after 8 a.m.
Since
the
first
stretch
of
the
course
was
to
go ·in
both
directions,
we
picked
it
up
at
the
point
where it
turns
left
off
the
pavement,
up
above
the
Pepsi
Stand,
and
runs
up
the
old,
old
road. All
went
well
for
the
morning,
and
we were relieved
to
find
that
the
stiff
suspension
that
was
annoying
on
the
freeway was
o.k.
on
the
road
between
Ojos
Negros
and
Catarina. It was
the
Day
of
the
Dead,
and
the
Catarina
cemetery,
and
also
the
one
at
Valle
Trinidad,
were
resplendent
with
paper
flowers,
garlands
and
brightly
dressed
Mexican
families
who
were
visiting
their
departed
family
members.
-
We
stopped
for
gas
at
Trinidad,
and
there
found
Mike
Lund
who
was
pre-running
the
wrong
course.
He
hadn't
heard
or
had
forgotten
about
·
the
change,
and
had
the
first version
of
the
course
map
with him.
When
he
hit
Ojos
Negros, in
the
absence
of
any
markers
(going
either
way) he
just
charged
along
the
dirt
road, head in~ east
and
up
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pl1:'S
all
the
regular
features
to
El Rayo.
When
he
-
got
back
down
in the
neighborhood
of
Catarina,
he
found
the
markers
going in each direction, then
backtracked
a while,
toward
f)lamo, finally figured
out
where
he was
and
turned
around.
Then
it
dawned
on
him!
He'd
made
a
slight goof, and had
done
a
couple
of
hours
pre-running
a
length
of
race
course
that
isn't
included in this year's race.
Our
trip
up
to
Mike's
Sky
Ranch was uneventful,
broken
by a lunch
stop,
and
another
quick
stop
at
Mike's
to
check in
with
the
last flush toilet
we'd
see
for
a while.
The
trip
out
of
Mike
's was, as eyer, gnarly
and
steep.
We
made
it o.k.,
our
new
motor
behaving well,
and
our
old
Alligator tires
holding
air
all
the
way.
At
the
top
we
stopp
ed
to
wait .
for
our
compadres,
and
were a
bit
puzzled
to
find we
.
couldn
't hear
them
.
coming
.
Visions
of
broken
axles
danced
in
our
heads,
and
we were
just
beginning
to
be a little
nervous
when we heard
them
churning
their
way uphill.
When
they
got
there,
Howard
Anderson,
who
was driving,
told
us
that
their
air
cleaner,
mounted
inside
to
keep
it away
from
silt,
had
sucked
upa
jacket
that
George
Seeley
had
tossed in the back. It
took
them
a
while
to
figure
out
what
had
happened,
and
Howard
said,
"We
were really
embarrassed!"
Arriving in San
Quintin
just
before
dark,
we elected
to
visit
some
friends
of
Howard's,
and
-
had
. a
delightful
evening,
inc:luding
dinner
at
the
"La
Cumbre"
in
town.
If
you
haven't
already
found
it,
remember
it
for
next
year.
It's
clean,
the
food
is
good,
servings are big
and
the
price
is right.
No
l;,eer, however.
·
After
a night
on
real
beds
with
clean sheets,
and
fresh
brewed
coffee in
the
,
morning,
we were
on
our
way, late again.
The
road
up
into
the
hills was
rocky
and
rough,
much
rougher
_:.
or
at
any rate,
rougher
for a
more
extended
length,
than
the
early
part
of
the
course.
We
found
the
front
end
softening
up
a little, and
our
old
comfortable
bra
sagged
out
altogether.
We
didn't
know
whether
to
grab
the
grab
bar
or
our
bosoms
during
some
of
this stuff,
and
were never
happier
to
see
Quayaquil,
the
smooth
sand,
and
a
beer
stop
.
Here
we'd
caught
up
with
Vernon
Roberts
and
his crew,
pre-running
in
three
Jeep
pickups.
They
had
lost a
half
day
the
day
before
when
they lost an
axle right in
the
middle
of
Camalu.
"Well,"
we said,
"that
must've
been
convenient.
They
must
have had
parts
and
stuff
there."
"Naaw,"
said
Vernon,
"They
ain't
got
nuthin'
in
that
place!"
He was
not
very fond
of
Camalu
at
that
point.
We
motored
on,
everything
still
working
well, except
that
the
motor
still
wouldn't
idle,
and
gas
flowed
into
the
carburetor
unevenly,
so
it
moved
at
different
·rates
of
speed,
at
its .
own
determination,
with
no
relation
to
what
was
happening
with
the
throttle
pedal.
The
trip
from
the
Virgin
monument
down
to
the beach
was
so
much
easier
that
it's
been
in
the
past
that
we
could
hardly
believe
we'd
arrived.
We
kept
waiting for the long silt
bed
December 1985
remembered
from
1981,
when
last we
went
that
way. It never
showed.
Sunset
caught us
about
an
hour
short
of
the
place where
the
course
"y"d
to
miss the silt
(though
we
didn't
know
it
then)
·
and
we passed a woebegone
group
of
M_exican racers, Class
11
car
and
all,
who
had
two
flats
on
one
of
their
cars.
They
had
two
spares between
them,
but
one
had a five
bolt
pattern
and
the
other
,vas
four
bolt.
No
one
had a
pump,
not
even
Vernon,
with
those
three
big Jeep trucks.
So
the
Mexican
group
·
had
to
flounder
out
on
a flat
front,
in
the
dark
which
must
have been a
miserable trip.
·
We
all
bedded
down
in the
rocks,
approximately
15
minutes
before
the
"y
!' in
the
road,
a
convenient
, if-
not
comfortable,
stopping
point.
For
some
reason
which will forever escape us,
George
and
Howard
took
the
seats
out
of
their
Baja Bug
and
slept inside.
We
don't
know
how
they
did
ft,
and
we
don't
care
i:
o
learn
.
Rising
early
was no
problem,
our
beds
of
volcanic
rock
not
being
conducive
to
lolling
about,
nor
apparently
was
the
Baja Bug.
The
next
day we
took
the
new
road
to
the
right, which is
just
about
as
cob
by
as they
come.We
hear
that
it
had
been
· treacher-
ously
muddy
a few weeks before,
and
could
see signs
of
stuck
pre-
runners
but
we
had
no
trouble
there
at
all.
Another
hour
down
trail we came
upon
the
surprise
·
of
the
day - a graded road.
Old
timers
will
be
pleased
to
hear
that
this beautiful
road
takes
you
right
to
the
most
attractive
of
white
sand
beaches,
and
goes.
southward
to
who
knows
where.
The
i:ace
course
turns
off
after
some
miles
of
smooth
road
bed,
and
goes
to
the
scrubby
silt
and
cactus
again, as it
turns
north
into
Punta
Prieta.
After
a
brief
stop
for
cold
drinks
at
the
store
in P'
unta
Prieta,
and
a
detour
to
the
gas
station at the Bahia
de
Los
Angeles road, we were headed
to
Crucero.
Since this was
not
to
be
our
part
of
the
race, we
took
our
car
up
the
highway
to
wait
for'"
Howard
and
George.
To
get an
idea
of
how
quick
that
part
of
the
course
is, their
trip
back
down
the Bay
of
L.A.
road,
and
up
the
dirt
road
of
the
course
took
only
20
minutes
longer
than
our
cheater
trip
up
the
highway.
Not
only
·that, El
Crucero
is
thick
with flies, gnats
and
bees,
and
we
hadn't
been waiting long
when we
went
looking
for
the
bug repellent which we
don't
usually have
to
use in Baja. El
Crucero
has
one
good
point
however, in
that
the
bushes
are ·
thick
and
tall,
and
make
a
good
ladies'
room.
While
here we
met
Dan
Blain
who
was
pre-running
also, in a
four-wheel
drive
crew-cab
truck
with
two
motorcycles
fn
the
back.
Dan
told
us
about
one
of
the
hardships
of
pre-running
that
he'd
run
into. It seems
that
the
El
Presidente
Hotel,
where
he'd
spent
the
night
had
been
out
of
both
ice and water.
Dan
was
really outraged! He said
he
was ·
going
to
do
the
next
part
of
the
course
in his
truck
because it
wa
s
"good
road".
We
passed_
him
about
two
miles
into
the
road,
and
then
never saw
him
again.
From
El
Crucero
to
Gonzaga is
mostly fun,
and
we especially
love
the
sandy, white t·
wo
rutters
that
make
up
part
of
that
stretch.
In here
another
graded road
popped
up
,
sm9othing
out
a long
part
of
the
course, and surprising
us again.
Who
kn
ows where it
goes
or
wh
ere it came from?
After
lunch, a few miles before
Huerfanito,
we were as ready as
we'd
ever be for
the
Three
Sisters.
Not
mu
ch can
be
said for
those
three
na
sty
hills. But we
have been driving
over
them
since
1971,
and
our
partner,
John
Howard,
h_as
been
racing
on
them
since
1967
or
thereabouts,
(he
and
Doc
Sauers
and
Ray
Encabo
and
some
other
folks
actually
spent
a day-and-a-half
rebuild
ing a couple
of
them
just
before
the
1972
1000)
and
we
have never seen
them
roughter._
It's
definitely
no
t a pleasure
dr
ive.
Up
near the n
orth
end, as the·
ro
ad nears
Puer
tecitos,
there
is a
new
road
going in
and
a lot
of
rela
ted
traffic, like
tractors
.
Th
e
new
road
bed
is
rough
too,
a
nd
has
one
patch
of
strange white
powder
that
will be blinding in
the race.
From
Puertecitos
to
San Felipe
on
the
new
road
is
just
what
they
used
to
call this whole race;
"A
piece
of
cake."
Smooth
and
quick,
but
dull.
We
stopped
to
compare
notes
with
the
McMrllins
who
were
getting ready
to
do
a nighttime
pre-run
in their race cars, across
Diablo
Dry
Lake.
After
buying
our
last
tankful
of
Mexican gas,
we
took
off
for
Diab
lo ourselves.
About
a half-mile
into
the
road
that
heads directly
down
onto
the
lake,
one
of
our'nine-year-old
rear
shocks
broke.
We
had
one
spare
for
the
two
cars,
and
it
called for a
12mm
bolt, while
the
old
MT
shock
has
1/2"
holes,
and
so
did
the
mount.
The
spare
was also· missing
one
rubber
/
bushing.
Ta
_lk
about
embarras-,
sing mom@nts ..
The
McMillins went
by
just
as :
we
jury-rigged
the
spare
shock,
I
and
we were moving again
about
/'
15
minutes
later.
The
shock,
with
no
bushing
on
the
bottom,
added
to
the
noise,
and
made
1
conversation
virtually impossi-
ble
now.
At
any rate,
our
back
was
now
permanently
bent,
and
insulted
about
not
having · any
place
to
keep
our
feet because
of
the
tool
box, and we were
no
longer interested in conversa-
tion.
We
were fantasizing
about
hot
showers
and
comfortable
beds. Dreamer!
Out
in the middle
of
Diablo
Dry
Lake · we came
upon
the
McMillins,
stopped
and
without
tools.
Corky
and
Mark
borrowed
what they needed
from
us,
just
to
discover
that
the
alternator
had
frozen
on
Mark's
car,
and
the
bearing
had
disentegrated. ·
They
had
their radios,
so
it was a
simple
matter
for
them
to
radio
their
backup
truck
~o
meet
them
at
the
top
of
the
Dry
Lake, where
the
graded
road
comes
up,
and
they
took
off
with
Mark
on
a
tow
strap.
We
clanked
our
way
the
rest
of
the
way across
the
lake,
and
decided
we'd
had
enough
romance
and
adventure
for this
trip, when we reached the
pavement.
We
still had
to
get
back
to
Los Angeles
and
points
north,
to
build
the
race car.
Dusty
Times
-,
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THE
I
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ON
BOARD
WHEN
THE
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ST
SHOW
ON
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ROAD
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YEAR,
AND
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WHOLE
UNITED
STATES
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PLACE!
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7,
1985
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January 11,
1986
Annual Awards Banquet
Phoenix,
AZ
AMSA
December
1
Brevard Co.
Off
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Sharpes,
FL
January
5,
1986
Florida State
Fairgrounds Speedway
Tampa,
FL
February 2,
1986
Citrus Co. Speedway
Inverness,
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March
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1986
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January 11,
1986
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March 7-9,
1986
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July
4-6,
1986
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September
5-
7,
1986
Frontier
500
Las Vegas, NV
December
5-
7,
1986
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1986
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GA
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1986
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February
22,
1986
Jack Murphy Stadium
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March 15,
1986
Astrodome
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March
22,
1986
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April
1986
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1986
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1986
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CO
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1986
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CA
January
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1986
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400
Parker,
AZ
April
4-6,
1986
Great Mojave
250
Lucerne Valley,
CA
June
6-8,
1986
Baja
Internacional
Ensenada, BC, Mexico
August
15-17
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Off
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World
Ch
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Riverside,
CA
November
6-9,
1986
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1000
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CA
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452-4522
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22,
1986
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April 12,
1986
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June
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1986
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1986
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26-28,
1986
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1986
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GLER
URI'S
HATTHEBAJA
CLASS
8:
WALKER
EVANS
RUNS
AWAY
WITH
HIS
EIGHTH
BAJA
1000
VICTORY.
Nobody thought it would be
easy.
,
Yet
nobody thought that this year's Baja
1000
would be
as
tough
as
it
actually
was.
Besides
the
usual cracked rock, jarring ruts, mud
baths, and thick, deep silt, Mother Nature supplied a
few
of her added desert specialities: Patchy
fog.
Gusting winds. And a mixture of dust, sand
and
silt
swirling in the air with a texture like baby powder that
choked the drivers and hid the trails.
But
for
Walker Evans and Spencer
Low,
their
Goodyear Wrangler radials
ate
up
everything Mother
dished
out.
And after
more
than
22
back-wrenching, tire-
biting hours,
they
each finished first
in
their
class.
Congratulations
to
Walker Evans
and
1985
CLASS
7-5:
SPENCER
LOW
TAKES
HIGH-POINT
CHAMPIONSHIP
WITH
HIS
FIRST
BAJA
1000
WIN.
,
Class
7-S
Champion, Spencer
Low,
for
a great race,
and a great
year.
And thanks
for
proving once again
how
Goodyear
Wrangler radials are engineered
to
take
on
the
toughest terrain,
the
toughest conditions.
You
too
can prep your truck with the very same
Wrangler radials that got Walker
and
Spencer through
the
brutal
Baja.
So
no
matter what kind of
truck
you
own, or
where
you
want
to
go,
get a set of
Goodyear Wranglers.
And take
on
nature's wrath.
WRANGLER
RADIAL.
WE
RACE
THE
TIRES
YOU
BUY.
GOODf'rEAR
...,,
-;
,;.~""
THE
SCORE
BAJA
1000 ·
Steve
Sourapas a~d Dave Richardson _
Win
the
Big
One with 1650cc!
Photos:
Trackside
Photo
Enterprises
Steve
Sourapas
and
Dave
Richardson
did
the impossible,
winning
a very
long
race first
overall
in carsin the Raceco,
and
it
is the
first
such
major
enduro
to
go
to a Class 10
entry
overall.
The
1985
edition
of
the
Score
Baja
1000
was
worthy
of
the
title
in
many
ways, including
the
length,
and
severe
conditions
on
the
race
course.
Listed
at
822
miles, the
route
was
tough,
winding
through
all types
of
terrain,
mountains,
fast roads,
sandy
desert,
silt beds, soggy
beaches,
and
the
infamous
Three
Sisters.
The
time
allowance
of
35
hours
seemed
generous
going in,
and
the
overall
winners
finished
in
almost
half
that
time. But,
there
were
some
finishers
who
were in
their
34th
hour
when
they
crossed
the
finish line.
The
weather
was beautiful,
befitting
the
resort
atmosphere
of
Ensenada
when
the
race
activity began
with
mid-morning
registration
on
the
Thursday.
A
major
new
featme
was
the
location
of
contingency
row,
right
on
the
main
shopping
street
for
three
blocks
fronting
the
Hotel
Bahia.
Contingency
Row
was as festive
and
well
attended
as the similar ritual
at
Parker
each
year. Happily,
the
hours
for
tech
and
contingency
inspections
were
cut
in
half
this year,
and
almost
all
of
the
211
starters
in
30
classes
managed
to
get
their
act
together
on
Thursday
and
get
their
racers
tucked
away in
the
impound,
moved
to
the
original
spot,
the
Crystal
Palace
parking
lot.
Early
morning
fog in Ensenada
was lifting
by
the
time
the first
car was away
at
7:30
a.m.,
following
the
bikes
and
trikes
and
quadrunners.
There
were
nine
on
course
checkpoints,
but
only
three
were
time
checks,
which
left
huge
gaps
in
information
for
pit
crews
and
friends searching
for
lost race
cars.
Check
3
at
Santa
Maria,
south
of
San
Quintin,
was
the
first
time
check,
over
200
miles
into
the
course.
The
second
time
check
was ·
just
above
Punta
Ptieta,
the
most
southern
tip
of
the
race
course.
The
final
on
course
time
check was
at
San
Felipe, as
the
racers
turned
west
across
Diablo
Dry
Lake.
and
Page
10
went
all the way
to
El
Alamo
for a
stop
check
and
into
Ensenada,
180
odd
miles, for
the
final time
check.
Class 1 was first
off
the
line,
and
the
field
of
17 held a
number
of
potential
winners. But,
that
number
shrank
before
the
report
from
Check
3.
Fitst
out
was
the
Fuoco
of
Ron
Gardner
and Bud
Feldkamp,
the
defending
Champs
from
the
June
race,
and
they
lost
the
trans
just
after
Check
1.
At
Santa
Caterina
Ivan
Stewart,
who
started
second,
was
the first
car
on
the
road.
But
Stewart's
Toyota
got
tangled
up
with a
spectator
three
wheeler
not
much
further
along
the
trail;
then, when
he
resumed
racing,
the
engine
went
away
before
Trinidad.
At
Caterina,
about
100
miles
into
the
course,
Larry
Noel
had
his
Chaparral
second
on
the
road,
followed by Rick
Munyon,
Mark
McMillin in his new
Chenowth
single,
Tim
Kennedy,
Larry Ragland,
Ron
Brant,
Tom
Koch
and
Mike
Lund.
By
Check
3 Larry Ragland, with
the
six
cylinder
Porsche
in
the
tail
of
the
Chaparral,
was leading overall
with a
4:06.29
total time,
and
six
failed
to
get this far.
Mark
McMillin, also with Porsche
power,
was less
than
seven
minutes
back, followed in 15
minutes
by
the
Tom
Koch/Mike
Julson
Raceco.
Scant
minutes
behind
were
both
Brant
and
Lund,
and
Noel
was
now
dropping
a little time.
Missing
at
Check
5 were
Rick
Munyon
and
Tim
Kennedy,
vanishing after
Check
4
at
La
Virgin
Shrine
. Ragland
now
had
about
18
minutes
lead
over
McMillin,
who
was
just
three
minutes
ahead
of
Larry Noel,
who
had ten
minutes
over
the
combo
of
Ron
Brant,
Clark
Gillies
a,nd
Steve
Ooley.
Both
Koch
and
Lund
dropped
some
minutes
in
this stretch.
Ragland
apparently
led
through
Check
7 in fine style,
then
lost the
trans
somewhere
on
the
Gulf
coast.
Noel
also had a
giant disaster in this area losing
many
hours.
Koch/Julson
dropped
a
couple
hours
also,
and
it ' seemed
the
"Sisters"
were
taking a heavy toll.
Up
front
at
San
Felipe it was
Ron
Brant's
Raceco with a 21
minute
lead
over
Mark
McMillin/Ralph
Paxton.
Add-
ing
to
his woes,
Mike
Lund,
who
went
solo,
had
two
front
flats
on
the
"Sisters",
and
limped
along
losing bags
of
time in . his
Chenowth.
The
Brant Raceco
lost an
hour
on
the
run
to
Ensenada,
and
at
the
finish line
·
Mark
McMillin came in
the
\Vinner, using his
horsepower
Baja
rookie
Rob
Tolleson
won
a very
tight
race
for
1-2-1600 honors.
His
Mirage
,
with
Bill
Varnes
co
-
driving
took
the
victqry
by
13
seconds
.
December 1985
Mark
McMillin,
with
Ralph Paxton
co-driving,
had
a
great
race1 in his
new
Chenowth-Porsche.
taking Class 1
honors
and
a keen
second
overall.
,
handily
to
also finish
second
overall. Brant, Gillies
and
Ooley
arrived
38
minutes
later for
second
in Class 1
and
sixth
overall in a fine effort, especially
by
Gillies
who
had
collided with
a
horse
while
pre-running
and
had a
broken
nose
and
sore ribs.
Mike
Lund
was ready
to
quit
on
the
home
stretch,
but
his crew
urged
him
on,
saying he
wasn't
far
behind
the
third
place car.
So
Lund
turned
up
the
wick
and
come
home
third
in Class
1.
Darryl
Woody
and
Bob
Neste
got their
Fuoco
home
fourth,
a
mere
minute
and
six
seconds
behind
Lund,
who
passed
them
in
suburban
Ensenada.
Mid-
morning
Koch's
Raceco arrived
fifth, with
both
rear wheels
flopping
about
sadly.
Much
later,
with
only
19
minutes
left
on
the
time
allowance,
Larry
Noel
arrived,
the
sixth
and
final Class
1 finisher.
Only
seven
showed
up
in Class
10,
and
from
the
start
it was a
two
horse race between
the
Racecos
of
Steve
Sourapas/Dave
Richardson
and
Marty
Reider/
Jake Fogg.
They
arrived
at
Caterina
side by side, having
started
30
seconds
apart,
and
·
Sourapas
got
ou
t'
of
the
water
crossing first.
At
Check
3
Reider
had
the
lead
by
over
three
minutes,
and
Greg
Hibbs/Bob
Richardson
were
third,
another
12
minutes
back,
but
their
Chenowth
only
made
it
through
Check
4.
Dwight
LundelVGlenn
Evans
had
the
Oirtrix
another
three
minutes
back here.
At
Check
5
Sourapas
led
Reider
by
just
25
seconds,
and
they
had
swapped
the
lead back
and
forth
all
the
way. Lundell
· was
over
an
hour
back here,
and
soon
was
out
with a
broken
trans, taking
third
place anyhow.
Dave
Richardson
did
the
anchor
man
bit
in
the
Sourapas
Raceco,
climbing
the
"Sisters"
in
record
time, picking
up
a
half
hour
margin
over
Reider/Fogg.
Richardson
continued
his
trouble
free
run
and
gained ten
more
minutes
en
route
to
victory.
So
swift was
the
pace
that
Steve
Sourapas
and
Dave
Richardson
not
only
won
Class
10,
but
finished first overall
among
cars.
Their
time
of
17:54.55
was
beaten
only
by a
couple
of
Class
22
bikes,
who
enjoy extra
hours
of
daylight
on
course. It
sure
proves
that
Class
10
deserves the early starting
position,
even
on
a
high
horsepower
course.
Marty
Reider
and
Jake
Fogg finished
second,
about
40
minutes
later,
and
they were
fourth
overall
behind
a Class 1
and
a Class 2
car.
Great
going guys!
An
even dozen Class 2 's were
ready for
the
fray,
and
it was a
hefty field.
After
100
miles
Frank
Arciero
had
the
Toyota
pickup
first
on
the
road, with
Malcolm
Smith,
Renault-ORE,
right in his
dust,
followed by
the
pack.
Next
came
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin, Perry McNeil,
Roger
Roderick,
Jerry
Penhall,
Jim
Temple,
and
Bob
Gordon
all
in tight
information.
A
bit
back
here was
Al
Arciero,
the
Olds
bodied
special already
rumpled
from
a roll over.
Al
parked
it
after reaching
the
Sky Ranch.
At
Check
3 the McMillin
Chenowth
Porsche was leading
by
seven
odd
minutes
over
Jerry
Penhall/Kent
Pfeiffer.
Bob
Gordon/Tim
Crabtree
,
were
another
two
minutes
back, while
most
of
the
surviving nine were
only
a few minutes
off
the
pace.
Past this
point
Smith
went
down
and
out
with trans trouble.
At
Check
5
the
McMillins
had
a
good lead
of
18
minutes
over
Gordon's
Chenowth.
Just
four
.
more
minutes
back Penhall
and
McNeil were literally tied
on
time.
Both
Temple
and
Arciero
were in trouble,
Frank
Arciero
reportedly
stopping
for a fresh
trans.
It was still a race in Class 2
at
It
was Walker Evans
day
in Class 8! With
Dodge
boss
Dick
Maxwell
riding
shotgun, Evans
led
through
all the
time
checks,
and
at the
finish
line.
Dusty
Times
Gorky
and
Scott
McMillin
made
winning
a family
affair
in Baja, and the father
and
son
team
took
Class 2
honors
and
finished a great
third
overall
.
San Felipe.
The
McMillins and real
horsepower
to
rope
the
Bug ·
Gordon
/
Crabtree
were
ab-
and
haul it
out
of
the
deep hole.
solutely tied
on
total time
to
the
There
was
too
much
front
end
second for
th
e lead. Penhall/ damage for Parnell
to
continue.
Pfeiffer were
about
half
an
hour
Greg
DiehVBrad
Person were
back, over an
hour
· ahead
of
next
here,
followed
by
a
Temple.
Well
back
but
still thundering
herd
of
hard
running
moving were Bob Richey/
Tom
Baja Bugs.
Baker,
Raceco
and
Frank
·
At
Check
3 the Klawitters led
Arciero,
Toyota
. by
over
four minutes.
Almost
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin tied for
second
were
Max
picked
up
12 minutes
en
route
to
Razo
/J
ohn
Robison
and Byron
the finish, and they won Class 2 . and
JoAnne
Smith.
At
the
next
by
that
margin
and
were
third
time check the Klawitters had a
overall as well.
Bob
Gordon
and
good 15 minutes lead over
Tim
Crabtree
took
second in the Smith, Diehl was back
another
Chenowth,
and
fifth overall. seven minutes
and
the rest were
Penhall/ Pfeiffer were
third
in
into
the
next
hour
.
It
was quite a
class,
ninth
overall, followed by contest!
Jim and
Mark
Temple,
Emory
The
Klawitters lost a couple
of
Brazell/
Art
Brookman, and then gears en rou~e
to
San Felipe,
and
came Perry McNeil with only were
now
second, five minutes
four
minutes
over
Frank
behind
Diehl/Person,
and
only
Arciero.
The
Richey Raceco seven cleared this checkpoint.
expired somewhere between El
The
unlucky Klawitters lost the
Alamo
and
the finish line. rest
of
the
trans
on
Diablo Dry
Class 5
had
a full field
of13
on
Lake, ending their effort.
Up
the line.
The
first Bug
to
Caterina
front
the
Arizona team
of
Greg
was
that
of
Hartmut
and
Diehl
and
Brad Person
kept
up
Wolfram
Klawitter,
closely
the pace, suffering a total
of
tagged by Stan Parnell. Parnell seven flats
in
the
race. But, they
bagged the big ditch just
beyond
won Class 5 and were
13th
this
point
in
the
blinding
dust
, · overall.
and
he
took
a
hard
hit
on
his Byron Smith
took
second in
body". It
took
three Mexican Class
about
an
hour
and
a
half
cowboys
using their lariats and back. Malcolm Vinje and
Mark
Greg
Diehl
and
Brad
Person won the titanic battle in·Class 5, despite seven
flats. The Arizona drivers were also a neat thirteen overall. ·
Brian
Johnson
came all the way
from
Vancouver,
Washing/on
to
fight
the
duel
in Class 9,
and
Johnson
was the winner,
making
it to
Check
5.
Dusty
Times
Ron
Brant,
with
Clark
Gillies
and
Steve
Ooley
co-driving
,
Mike
Lund
did
the
Iron
Man
bit,
had
a
raft
of
problems
led
Class 1 for a time in the Raceco,
but
trQubles
dropped
along
the way,
got
his
second
wind
late
at
night
and
flew in
them
to
second
in class. to take
third
in Class 1.
Marty
Reider
and
Jake Fogg were
back
and forth in the
Class
10
lead in
their
Raceco,
but
they
had
to settle
for
second,
and
fourth overall. -
Hansen hauled
out
of
a lot
of
down
time, including a
broken
tie
rod,
to
take t~ird,
another
38
minutes back.
With
a long tale
of
woe,
Max
Razo
and
John
Robison were fourth, close
to
seven
more
hours
behind. Daniel
Mora
and
Jose
Acevedo
struggled
to
El
Alamo
for fifth,
apparently running
out
of
time
to
make the finish line.
Sixteen
1-2-1600s
tackled the
rugged Baja
1000,
. and
in
100
miles
Richard
Goldbaum
/
Pancho Bio were first
on
the
road,
and
the
pack was close and
all mixed
up
with big trucks.
At
Dwight
Lundell
started
out
strong
in
his
Rabbit
powered
Dirtrix,
but
he
lost the trans halfway around,
and
still
took
third
in
Class
10.
Check
3 it was tight as Mitch
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker
raced
hard
to
not
only
win Class 4
by
hours
in the
¼itchell
led
~
Dodge
,
but
they
beat
Class 8
on
time,
finishing
a
swift
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Tied
for
the lead
at
San Felipe in Class
2,
the
Chenowth
of
Bob
The early leader in Class 1-2-1600,
Mitch
Mitchell
and
David
Big
trucks fly too,
and
Steve Kelley,
with
Jon
Nelson
riding
along,
Gordon
and
Tim
Crabtree
came in
second
at
the flag,
only
twelve Harshbarger
got
the Neth
home
third
,
only
3 minutes
behind
was close
most
of
the
way
,
and
got
the
GMC
home
second
in the
minutes
out. ·
second
place. Class 8 contest.
~
_
both
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
and
Rob
Tolleson
/
Bill
Varnes
( tied
on
time)
by
over
five
minutes,
with
Goldbaum
another
three
minutes
back.
At
Check
5 it was still tight.
Neth
led
Mitchell
by
a
minute
and
40
seconds,
Tolleson
was
another
seven
minutes
back
on
his first
race in Baja California, with
Goldbaum
two
minutes
behind
him.
But
Goldbaum
did
not
see
another
time
control.
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
The
troops
were still racin·g
hard
at
San
Felipe.
Mitch
Mitchell/ David
Harshbarger
had
the lead in their
Neth,
but
only
by 1 ½ minutes
over
the
~eth
brothers
in their
Chenowth.
Tolleson
/
Varnes
were
four
minutes
back,
and
Larry
Smith
/
Jon
Kennedy were
fou[th
in the Raceco,
about
45
minutes
down.
Both Jerry Jefferies
and
Hayward Mendenhall were close
enough
to
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leaders.
It was tight
at
the finish line as
the leaders got lost in the fog.
Neth arrived first,
but
Tolleson
was right
behind
him
.
Rob
Tolleson
won the
1600
battle by
a skinny 13 seconds in the
Mira
ge
over
the
Neth
's
Chenowth,
after
822
miles
of
dicing
.
Smith
and
Kennedy
. climbed'
into
third,
over an
hour
back and ·
just
three
minutes
ahead
of
Mitchell
and
Harsh-
barger.
Only
four
more
n'linutes
back were Jerry Jeffries
and
Wayne
Martin,
Chenowth
in a
very
tight
race
for
third.
Mendenhall
and
Gilbert
were
sixth, the final finishers, over
ano
ther
hour
back. '
A time penalty was -
imposed
on
the
Neth
entry
for missing a
checkpoint.
Disqualification was
One
of
the tightest dices in the race was in Class 5-1600,
but
at
the checkered
f(ag the team
of
Mark
Steele and
John
Johnson
won the race.
voted
down
because there were wrong road at the
point
of
action.
many
reports
of
a Mexican police
The
penalty,
one
ninth
of
the
type waving drivers
down
the total elasped time
of
the entry,
dropped
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
to
fifth officially.
The
husky Class 8
trucks
were
next
to_
start,
and
the first
one
on
the
road
in
100
miles was the
Ford
of
John
Gable
/ Bill
Holmes
,
who
started
first. But the rest
of
the
nine
starters were all close.
At
Check
3
Walker
Evans, with
Dick Maxwell riding in the
Dodge,
had
the lead by four
minutes
over
Steve Kelley/
Jon
Nelson,
GMC.
They
were nine
minutes
ahead
of
Ron
Clyborne
/
Brian Lowe,
Ford
. Dave
Shoppe
was back
over
an
hour
here, after
an early roII,
and
he rolled his
Ford
again later
on,
to
take it
out
of
the race.
Gene _
and
Kirby
Hightower's
Jeep
CJ
7
is
clean
and
tidy here,
and
they led
Class 3 from the
half
way
point
all
the
way
to the finish line.
By
Check
5 Evans
had
an
11
minute
lead
on
Kelley,
and
Jerry
Penhall
and
Kent Pfeiffer
had
their ups
and
downs in
Flying
the cattle guard,
Byron
Smith
had
a fine
day
in his
Baja, ran
with
the leaders
most
of
the way,
and
finished convertible, and, despite a few troubles, ·
Smith
and
third
in Class
2.
company
took
second
in Class
5.
Malcolm
Vinje
and
M_ark
H_ansen
had
mor~
than the
normal
Charging
through
the tall cactus way
down
south in Baja,
problems
on
the
long
course,
but
they came
back
with
Larry
Smith
and
Jon
Kebnedy
got
the Raceco
home
an
vigor
to place
third
in Class 5.
official
second
in Class 1-2-1600,
December
1985
Dusty
Times
Mike
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmont
had
'their troubles
on
course, Vern Roberts
and
Bill
Donahoe
raced the Jeep
Honcho
and
also Tom
Strong
and
Steve
Borden
ran close
for
a
long
distance in
but
they
kept
rolling
fast
and
their
GMC
took
a
good
third
in the fixed
it
along
the way,
but
they finished well,
second
in Class 4 in Class
4,
but
problems
saw them
gb
more
than
once
aroun(j
the
Class 8 wars.
daylight
.
clock
to finish third.
In
a Press on Regardless type struggle,
Spencer
Low
and
Paul
Qelang
overcame
all
sorts
of
woes,
and
they ended up
winning
Class
7S
by
hours.
Clybome
was third,
another
14
who
had
a flat in a
bad
spot
.
minutes
back,
and
the
others
Booming
on
to
Ensenada,
were having
down
time. By San
Walker
Evans had a near perfect
Felipe all
but
the
two
leaders race in his pressurized cab
were well back
on
the course,
and
Dodge,
coming
in
the
Class 8
Evans
had
21
minutes
on
Kelley, winner by
30
minutes
and
eighth
Manny
and
Tudy
Joe
Esquerra staged a real
come
from be.hind charge in the
Ford
Ranger,
and
took over Class 7
for
the
win
in the last
few
miles.
overall.
Steve
Kelley
had
no
trouble
finishing
second,
and
tenth
overall.
Third
placing Mike
Nesmith
/
Randy
Salmont
were
over
two
hours
back
in
third
in ·
the
GMC.
Coming
back
from
early problems,
Frank
Vessels
zoomed
into
fourth
in the keen
looking Chevy.
Clyborne
and
Lowe
nabbed
fifth,
only
ten
minutes
ahead
of
John
Gable.
. Class 9 was only a pair
off
the
start,
and
Jim
Dizney
drove
his
Chenowth
to
T riniclad before
parking.
He
later
got
into
the
winning Class 5
of
Greg Diehl as
a
relief
driver.
From
the
northwest,
Brian
Johnson
and
Richard Kaiseratt got
through
·.
Check
5 in
over
23
hours
and
called it a day, the Class 9
winners.
Three
Jeeps, a Chevy
and
a
Dodge
were the field in Class
4.
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker
put
the
Dodge
in the lead 'from the green
and
kept
it all the way
around
to
the checkered flag. Hall realized a
long held
ambition,
to beat
Walker
Evans.
on
time.
Ha11
was-
seventh overall, merely three
minutes
faster than Evans
on
·
total time.
At
Check
3
Rod
Hall already
had
half
an
hour
lead, while V
em
Roberts
/ Bill
Donahoe,
Jeep
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but
this one
miles,
but
a late
night
roll
over
dropped
him
to
third
at
the
drivenbyPhilipDeanandBobLehrerwentallthewayforsecond
checkere'd flag. place.
A new
entry
in Class
12
is
the Isuzu Trooper. Driven
by
Bill
Rodriguez
and
Jesus Luna. this
one
came
back
from a
roll
to earn
~
were
o_nly
a think he was a bike. He came
up
minute
and
change apart,
and
on
Jones'
dust
out
of
Ojos
John
Randall, Jeep was just four Negros,
in
the
. final miles,
and
more
minutes
back. It was a real
reports
that
Jones hit_ a fence,
race for second place. But, which let him get past.
Johnson
Randall's
Honcho
succumbed
to
nursed a deflating rear tire
to
the
the terrain
before
Check
5, finishing line, winning the class
where
Roberts
had
about
- 18 for himself and Steele by ten
minutes
on
Strong.
When
it was. minutes
and
the
team was 15th
all over
Roberts,
Donahoe
and
overall. It was
Johnson's
ninth
company
survived their
trouble
s class victory on the Baja 1000,
for a solid
second
in Class
4,
having won
in
a
\Vide
variety
of
about
five
hours
behind
Hall
and
classes.
nearly three
hours
ahead
of
Jones and Maxey
got
loose
Strong, the final class finisher. from
the
fence
to
take a clean
The
biggest car class was
5-
second, only seven minutes
1600
with 19 starters
and
it was a ahead
of
the
Andy
Devercellys in
sprint
contest
most
of
the a close
contest
for
the
entire
822
distance.
With
Andy
Devercelly miles.
The
Gastelum 'Bug was
leading the pack
on
the
road
at
fourth,
two
hours
back, followed
Caterina,
the
horde
came
in
another
two
hours
by Mike
through
almost
nose
to
tail.
The
Lesle/
Henry
Arras,
who
had
class stretched
out
a tad by landed in the same
deep
ditch
as
Check
3 with
the
Devercellys, Stan Parnell. In all a fine ten
of
father
and
son, leading
Mark
the 19 Bugs finished the race.
Steele/
John
Johnson
by
just
over
A
Jucky
11
started in 7S
two
minutes
. R.C. Jones/ Paul combat;
and
it was a see saw
Maxey
were
another
eight
battle for a few
hundred
miles.
minutes back,
and
a
half
dozen
At
Check 3
it
was
Ford
Ranger
more
were
within
striking
country
as Willie Valdez led Paul
distance. All
but
three made it and David
Simon
by a skinny
this far. minute,
but
Mike
Falkosky
had
At
Check
5 Steele
had
a slim,
his
Toyota
just
another
minute
three
minute
lead over Jones, back." Early leader Spence Low,
Devercelly was
another
seven
Nissan,
dropped
back,
and
minutes
back, trailed in eight earlier leader Jerry
McDonald
minutes
by Efren
and
Ray ·
had
a
rod
through the side·
of
the
Gastelum.
Most
of
the
1600
Chevy
S-10
block. Also missing
Bugs were having some
pit
time here was
Glenn
Harris, Mazda.
by
now
.
The
picture
changed
at
Defending
champ
Mike Leon
San Felipe. Jones/ Maxey were had big trqubles with
the
Isuzu
leading by four minutes over the before Caterina, was four
hours
Devercelly Bug, and Steele/ late here, and went
no
farther.
Johnson
were
another
13
Moving along
to
Check
5, Low
minutes
down
in this tight race.
and
co-driver Paul Delang got
The
Gastelums
had
lost
more
stuck
on
the beach
and
dropped
than
an
hour.
· time, Valdez lost
hours
as did
Old
Baja
Hand
John
Johnson
Simon.
Up
front
Mike and Pat
was working
hard
on
catching
up
Falkosky had
the
lead by
35
all
the
way west. He finally
minutes
over
Spence Low, and
caught
and
passed Devercelly,
Simon
was back
another
hour
and set
out
after Jones.
John
was plus, now merely three minutes
using
just
one
headlight,
and
he ahead
of
Valdez. All four cleared
hoped
the
competition
would
Check
8
and
Falkosky's lead was
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down
to
minutes over Low.
Both the
Simons
and Valdez
went through
to
the
finish,
and
took
third
and
fourth respect-
ively.
Mark
Schwien and Donald
Lehmer finished fifth.
Falkosky
had
some troubles en
route
to
Ensenada, and Spencer
second
in
cl~ss. -
R.
C.
Jones
and
Paul
Maxey
led
the 5-1600s
at_San
Felipe,
Andy
L.
and
Andy
R.
Devercelly were in the
tight
battle in
and
led
all
the way
home
past Ojos Negros,
but
they sank Class 5-1600,
but
they
dropped
a few minutes close to the
to
second
at
the finish
line
. finish
and
were
third
. '
Low
and
Paul Delang won Class
7S in the Nissan, effectively
cinching
the
points
title in the
Nissan.
Mike
and
Pat Falkosky
came along 22 minutes later for
second, and also snagged a time
penalty for missing a checkpoint.
But, they retained their second
· place, since they had a couple
of
·
hours
in
hand
over
third
place.
Although
only tive were
on
the
start
line, Class 7 drivers
put
on
a
whale
of
a race, with three ·
N issans, a
Ford
and a Mazda
ready
to
do
battle. Roger Mears
whipped his Nissan into
the
early
lead, with
both
Mario Alesi
and
Sherman
Balch
in
tight.
Defending
champ
Manny
Esquerra had early woes, missing
a
tum,
bagging a flat tire,
and
leaking grease seals caused some
brake
trouble, then he suffered a
broken
front
spring.
At
Check 3
Alesi was missing, losing the
water
pump
after
Check
2,
and
the Dave T
umer
Mazda was
down
also. Mears here held
about
12 minutes lead
on
Balch,
and
now
Esquerra was
just
a
minute
more
'
behind
.
Then
Esquerra
had
to
stop
for a fresh
trans
in
the
Ford, and the Nissans
of
Mears
and
Balch carried on.
Roger led
Sherman
at
Check
5 by
a mere
25
seconds, and it
couldn't
get
much
closer.
Healthy again, Esquerra was
playing catch up,
and
he
had fast
leg time
to
Check
8.
Here
Mears
still led, with Brent Foes riding
along,
now
by 13 minutes over
Sherman
Balch/ Shane
Hutch-
ings,
but
Manny
and
T udy Joe
we
.re
just
another
14
minutes
All
alone in Class
14
,
Jim
Sumners drove
theM
itsubishi
pickup
hard
, ran
out
of
gas,
and
retired after
Check
5, the class winner.
The
spiffy
looking
Jeep Cherokee
of
Jason Myers
and
Don
Adams
did
its
trick
again, and the
pair
took
another
victory in Sports
Utility
class.
.back at San Felipe. Still leading
through the last check, Mears
missed a
tum
near
Ojos
Negros
on
the homeward stretch where
fog was coming in.
The
Nissan
turned over, and meanwhile
Balch was driving
without
power
steering. Manny and
T4dy
Joe
Esquerra passed
them
both
to
come
in the Class 7 winners,
11th
overall in the
Ford
Ranger.
Balc;:h
salvaged second place, and
Mears, slightly battered, arrived .
third. ·
Mike
and
Pat Falkosky
had
their Toyota in the Class
7S
lead Sherman
Balch
had
a close battle in the early
going
in
in the
middle
section
of
the race,
but
they
dropped
to Class 7,
but
at
the finish he
brought
the Nissan home a
The
field in Class 3 was
down
to
a pair
of
Jeeps
and
a Bronco.
Don
Coffland
and
Buck Griffin
led
the
pack by
26
minutes
to
Check
J
in
the Jeep
CJ
8.
Next
came
Gene
and Kirby High-
tower,
CJ
7, and later the Ford
of
Philip Dean and Bob Lehrer
passed. Coffland
had
serious
trouble getting
to
Check
5,
and
retired after Check 7.
Now
the
Hightm
; er Jeep was in the lead,
second
at
the finish. great
second
in class.
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1985.
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ORIVER(S)
VEHICLE
TIME
POS.
CLASS
1 -
UNLIMITED
SINGLE
SEAT
-
17
START
- 6
FINISH
1.
104
Mark
McMillin
/
Ralph
Paxton
Chenowth
/
Porsche
18:20
.
08
2
2.
110
Ron
Brant
/
Clark
Gillies
Raceco
18:58.42
6
3.
105
Mike
Lund
(solo)
Chenowth
23:54.26
35
4.
109
Daryl
Woody
/Bob
Neste
Fun
co
23:55.
32
36
5.
103
Tom
Koch
/Mike
Julson
Race
co
2717.32
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CLASS
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UNLIMITED
TWO
SEAT
-
12
START
- 7
FINISH
1.
200
Gorky
&
Scott
McMillin
Chenowth
/
Porsche
18
:
26.
53
3
2.
214
Bob
Gordon
/
Tim
Crabtree
Chenowth
18:38.42
5
3.
212
Jerry
Penhall
/
Kent
Pfeiffer
Chenowth
19:30
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