l
to
all
the
"Super
Racers"
who
won
on Yokohama Tires
in
1984
LARRY
BOLIN
1st-Class
10-Frontier
500
"We
ran the whole
Frontier
500
without
a
tire
failure.
After
500
miles
.we
still
had
over½
tread
left
...
they 're
great
tires."
RANDY
JONES
ROB
MYERLY
1st-Class
½-1600-Midnight
Special
"Best
tire
we've
ever
run
across-better
tire,
better
traction."
MARK
McMILLIN
1st-Overall-4
Wheel Baja 1000 &
1st-Class
2-Baja
1000
"They
are
a
super
tire.
Not
one
flat
during
the
whole
736
mile
race
and
no
tire
trouble."
THE
LEIGHTON'S
Co-Champions-Class
10-HDRA
Points
Champion
"We
sure
enjoy
the
cornering
and
traction
of
the
Super
Diggers-they're
super!"
CHARLIE
CURNUTT
1st-Class
2-AMSA
6 Hrs.
"Super
tire,
super
traction. You're a
winner
with
Super
Diggers."
TOM KOCH
1st-Overall-4
Wheel-
Class
I-Barstow
Classic
"I
had
complete
confidence
racing
on
Yokohama
Super
Digger
tires. They
helped
set
the
pace
to
win
30
minutes
ahead
of
everyone else
at
the
Barstow
Classic."
JACK
RAMSEY
1st-Class ½-1600-Frontier 500
"Our
Yokohama tires
worked
well
and
held
up
better
than
previous
tires I've
used
...
they
grip
on
corners
and
all
types
of
terrain."
.
THE
McDONOUGH'S
1st-Class
9-Frontier
500,
SNORE 250,
Midnight
Special &
Class
9-HDRA
Points Champion
"Our
whole team
is
impressed
with
the
great
traction
and
durability
of
the
Super
Diggers."
JACK
IRVINE
AND
KIT
TRENHOLM
1st-Class
10-Barstow
Classic and Parker 400
"Super
Rock
tire-there
were
cuts
in the
sidewall
and
they
still
held
up-the
rims
were
destroyed
and
we
expected
to
get
a flat,
but
it
nev~r
happened."
...
and look vvhat happened
at
the
.
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BOB
NETH
1st-Class
1-1600
·
"No
tire
problems,
excellent
traction
in
all
conditions."
HENRY
ARRAS
1st-Class 5--1600
"Greatest
thing
in
racing
since
pop
top
beer
cans."
ARNIE
GUNNERSON
1st-Class 6
"Proved
to
be
an
excellent
tire
in
both
snow
and
ice."
-
FRED
RONN
1st-Class 2-1600
"Finished
race
with
no tire
problems.
Best
tire
I've
used
yet."
· ·
JACK
IRVINE
AND
KIT
TRENHOLM
1st-Class
10
. .
"Versatile, reliabl~
Super
Diggers;
they
hook
up
great."
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- Jack Irvine
and
Kit
Trenpolm,
Jr.
had
a
great
day
in
the
snow
at.the
Score
Parker
400.
They
had
scant
troubles
,
other
·
than
with
the
weather,
and
with
Kit
doing
the
job
in
California
and
Jack
playing
anchor
man
for
two
rounds
in
the
Arizona blizzard,
the
team
brought
their
Raceco
home
first in Class 10.
They
bested
46
other
starters
in
the
huge
class,
and
their
margin
of
victory
was
just
.
minutes
in
the
very
competitive
field.
The
quick
team
also
finished
ninth
overa
ll
with
1650ccs
of
Volkswagen
power.
The
winning
Raceco
is
shown
flying
over
the
desert
at
the
December
Score
Barstow
Classic,
where
they
also
won
Class
10
and
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second
overall.
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preliminary
course
marking
no
morethan30daysornolessthan
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7 days
before
each event.
Course
•a I . otas .
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bef~~~
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At
the recent Score Parker
400,
a
and
disqualify
vehicles
for
race always plagued with the need leaving
the
course
other
than
to
for
sundry environmental
heari11gs,
pass
or
passing
outside
of
the
a canasta hand full
of
permits that
corridor.
are required,
ai1d
extra special
and
The
permittee
will
also
expensive course marking, a whole
identify
short
cut
and
course
new batch
of
special stipulations
deviation
problem
areas after
surfaced this year.
Over
the years each
event,
and
take
appropriate
Score International
has
valiantly
actions
to
correct
these
struggled
to
meet
all
the
problems.
requirements on
and
off
·the race
course, requirements complicated
by
3
·
The
permittee
will
be
having the race course
i1t
two states,
responsible
to
control
vehicles
to
which multiplies the
11
umber
of
specific
designated
spectator
d
parking
and
pit
areas along
the
permits require m -
quantum
S
4
figures.
core
00
(sic)
course
. AU
other
A partial description
of
the
40
areas will
be
closed
to
public
stipulations set do«m
by
the Bureau ·
vehicles
during
the
race
of
Land
Management office out
of
weekend.
Spectator
vehicles will
Havasu City in
Arizona
for the
be
allowed
only
at
the
following
1985· edition
of
the Parker
400
were areas
along
the
course.
(The
-
BLM
listed
four
areas
in
in each driver's kit. However, those
·-
California
and
three
in
Arizona.)
st
ipulations were merely
th
e ones
Pit
vehicles wilt
be
allowed
at
the
that were
of
immediate
Clmcern
to
the competitors
and
their pit c rews. following
areas
along
the
course.
Some
of
the others are not only a bit
(The
BLM
liS
t
ed
five
in
beyond reason, but also very
California
and
five in
Arizona.)
Permittee
will
install
BLM
expensive. It
is
a shame that
so
much
effort
and
so
many dollars
~ust
be
spectator
control
signs
and
spent just obtaining the desert areas
distribute
maps
specifying these
over which
to
conduct the race.
All
areas.
The
permittee
will
be
f h
f
'f
ll h h
responsible
for
restricting
0
t
is
e 1ort natura Y pus
es
up
t e vehicles
to
these
areas
from
6:00
cost
of
competing
by
way
of
higher
entry fees.
~
a.m
~
Friday
through
6:00
p.m.
The
mcroaching bureaucracy
Saturday
on
the
California
Loop
should
be
of
interest to all
off
a
nd
-
from
6:00
a.m.
Friday
roaders, not just the desert racers,
th
rough
l
:OO
p.m.
Sunday
on
the
because the roads
and
trails used in
Adzona
Loop
during
the
race
weekend.
the Parker
400
are not over raw
race.
8.
Permittee
will
not
mark
the
course
by
painting
rocks
or
plants.
9.
Permittee
will
obtain
letters
of
approval
and
permits
that
may
be
necessary for
the
events
from
the
following agencies
and
private
land
owners:
Bureau
-
of
Reclamation,
Parker
Field
Office;
Western
Area
Power
Administration;
Arizona
State
Land
Department;
,
California
State
Land
Commission,
Caltrans;
La Paz
and
San
Bernardino
County
Boards
of
/
Supervisors
(
county
roads);
La
Paz
and
San
Bernardino
County
Sheriff's
Departments;
La Paz
County
Health
D_
epartment
and
San
Bernardino
County
En-
vironmental
Health
Services
Department;
San
Bernardino
County
Planning
Department;
Town
of
Parker;
Metropolitan
Water
District
of
Southern
California;
Arizona
Public
Service
Corporation;
El
Paso
Natural
Gas
Company;
Santa
Fe.
Pacific
Railroad.
Permittee
will
provide
BLM
with
copies
of
<!11
permits,
letters
of
permission,
or
bther
evidence
that
these agencies have
been
contacted
no
later
than
2 weeks
prior
to
each event.
land, they are ordinary desert roads,
with
scan(
foliage beyond the
common mesquite
and
cactus native
to the areas. In order to bring you the
most significant
of
the regulations,
reprinted
in
the form they were
presented
to
Score, this month the
Soap Box
and
Side Tracks columns
will take a haitus, but
both will
be
10.
Permittee
will
inform
all
drivers,
pit
crews,
spectators,
4.
Permittee
will
provide
a
point
and
other
public
of
the
lorntion
of
contact
at
each
start/finish
of
designated
spectator
parking
area
and
a
contact
person
at
each
and
pi
t'areas.
Permittee
will also
spectator
and
pit
area
to
respond
issue
warnings
against cross-
to
spectator
control
problems
country
travel
,
vehicle
use
identified
during
the
race.
outside
of
the
designated areas,
back next month. ·
SPECIAL STIPULATIONS
5.
Permittee
will
provide
a
and
the
collection
or
harassment
·
minimum
of
4 law
enforcement
of
the
desert
tortoise
and
other
officers
with
California
peace wildlife species.
officer
authority
to
assist
fo
Permittee
will
use
radio,
spectator
control.
These
officers
newspaper,
p_ublished b_ull~tins,
will
be
station
ed
on
the
maps
and
signs
to
d1stnbute
·
California
loop
of
the
course
-
information
and
warnings. Loe~!
1.
Permitee
will
submit
a race
and
from
noon
Friday
to
6
:00
p.m.
pre-race
a1:1d
race
?ay
media
spectator
management
plan
to
Saturday
during
the
race
coverage will
be
obtamed.
Maps
BLM
two
weeks
prior
to
each
weekend.
and
other
literature
~ill
be
event.
This
plan
will
contain
mailed
to
each
participant
and
provisions
for
pit
passes,
pit
and
6.
Entry
into
pit
areas
and
distributed
at
each
spectator
area
spectator
area
control,
pit
and
restricted
areas will be
limited
to
during
the
race
weekend.
spectator
area
marking;
signing, _vehicles
possessing
authorized
-
communications,
law
enforce
s
pit
passes,
Such
passes will
be
11.
If
any
~are
or
endang~~ed
ment,
and
other
measures
the
issued
only
to
Score
vehicles
and
plants
or
animals
are
identified
permittee
intends
to
take
to
bonafide
pit
crew
vehicles.
The
on
or
_
near
the
co~r_se,
mitigate
impacts
on
the
permittee
will
be
responsible
for
a_ppropnate
course
modifica-
environment
from
race
partici-
certifying
pit
crew
vehicles
and
tlons
or
other
1;1easures
1:1ay
be
pants,
support
crews
and
for
their
adherenc'e
to
permit
required
to
av01?
impactmg
the
spectators.
stipulations.
endangered
species.
2.
During
the
race,
BLM
will
7.
The
permitte~
will
be
12
. .
The
permittee
will gr~de
require
vehicles
to
remain
on
the
responsible
for
marking
the
race
portions
of
t,he
cour~
1dent1f1ed
designated
course
except
when
course
and
boundaries
of
by
the
BLM s
authorized
officer
passing.
Vehicles
may
pass
spectator
parking
and
pit
areas
to
as nee1i:1g ~rading wit_
hin
60
'd~ys
anywhere
on
the
course,
but
if
the
satisfaction
of
the
authorized
of
not1ficat1on
by
BLM.
Gradmg
they
leave
the
course,
they
must
officer.
For
sections
of
the
course
will
be
closely
supervised
by
pass
within
the
corridor
width
that
may
be
confusing, BLM
BL~
personnel
to
.ens:1re
indicated
by
the
color-coded
personnel
will
accompany
course
maximum
resource
protection
flagging.
After
passing, vehicles
marking
crews
to
ensure
that
the
w h
1
le
( 1 )
ens
u r
1
n g
th~
t
must
return
to
the
course
as
soon
course
is flagged
at
sufficient
c?mmo~ly
used
roads
remam
as
it
is safe
to
do
so. intervals
with
the
correct
color
either
m
the
same
general
The
permittee
will
monitor
flagging.
condition
as
before
t~e race
or
problem
areas
during
the
race
Permittee
will
accomplish
passable
to
uses o.
ccurrmg
before
- -
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- - - -
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-~
the
race,
(2)
making
every
ATTENTION
DESERT
RACERS
DUSTY
TIMES
has
contingency
money
posted
at
all Score
and
HDRA
desert
races. Check
it
out
on
contingency
row
-
Two
different
classes each event.
Page6
reasonable
effort
to
hold
course
widening
and
deviation
to
a
minimum,
and
(3)
not
creating
conditions
encouraging
in-
creased
use in sensitive areas.
13.
Perm(ttee
will
bury
The
Arizona
Public
Service above-
ground
gas
pipeline
to
a
depth
of
4 feet
at
all
course
(sec />g.
7)
March 1985
OFF ROADERS BEAT THE NAVY! Last man.th
Judy
Smith's
Side
Tracks
column
described
the
attempt
by
the
U.S.
Navy
to
close
to
the
public
vast
chunks
of
the
desert
in Imperial
County,
California
.
Some
of
the
areas
designated have
been
dedicated
off
road
vehicle preserves for
many
years.
Well
gang, we
won
one
this time,
or
at
least
won
part
of
the
land back
from
the
Navy.
It
was .
announced
in
mid
februai-y
that
the Navy has agreed
to
close
to
the
pt1blic
only
48,500
acres
of
the
Imperial
County
desert,
rather
than
the
315,000
acres they
had
originally
sought
for
a target practice area.
The
Navy
already has vast land holdings near
El
Centro,
and
now
they have
more
.
The
agreement
was
reached
between
the
Bureau
of
Land
Management
and
the
U.S.
Navy in
response
to
the
angry
outcry
of
organized
off
road
groups,
many
of
whom
attended
the
various
hearings
on
the
prop.osal.
Had
the
original
315
thousand
acres
been
taken
over
by
the
Navy, it
would
have
closed
down
one
of
the
prime
off
road
racing
and
off
road
recreational areas in
the
state
of
California.
The
.48,500
acres
d4e
to
pass
under
Navy
control
surrounds
six target
areas
used
by
the
fliers
stationed
at
the
Navy Base in
El
Centro,
California.
The
Navy,
which
already has
more
than
600,000
acres
of
public
land in
·Imperial
County,
has
maintained
that
the
target practice areas
must
be
off
limits
to
the
public
as a safety
precaution.
It
makes
one
wonder
how
much
margin
for
error
there
is
in Naval
Gunnery,
if
they
need
650,000
acres
of
desert
in
order
to
hit
the
mark
in air
to
ground
rnrget practice!
The
BLM
spokesman
stated
it wo
uld
probably
be
at
least a year
before
the
navy
assumes
control
of
its freshly
acquired
48,500
acres.
Of
course
the
agreement
reached
by
the
Bureau
of
Land
Management
and
the
U .S. Navy
will be
subject
to
more
public
hearings in California
and
western
Arizona,
and
it
requires
approval
of
an
environmental
impact
report
by
Imperial
County,
plus
ratification
by
the
U.S
. Congress. It
is
hard
to
understand
why
so
much
more
tax
dollars
must
~e
spent
on
this affair,
when
the
two
federal agencies
invo.lved have
the
same
boss.
No
wonder
the
government
is
in
hock
up
to
its
ears, with this
kind
of
minor
deal
requiring
full congressional approval.
FAT PERFORMANCE has
expanded
their
race engine
building
expertise
to
include
Rabbit
based
performance
engines.
FAT
Rabbit
motors
now
power
the
short
course
cars
of
Ken Kazarian
and
Jon
Bonner,
among
others.
The
first
FAT
.
Rabbit
built
to
withstand
the
rigors
of
desert
racing is in
the
tail
of
FA
T's
own
Greg
Aronson's
Class 10.
Water
pumpers
sure
seem
to
be
the
wave
of
the
future
in Class 10,
although
at
Parker
it was air
cooled
VW
urge
up
front,
but
not
by
much
over
Toyota
horsepower.
I
GENERAL TIRE has a full
schedule
contingency
program
this year
that
includes all
the
major
desert
races.
Their
generous
contingency
postings for
drivers
using
General
Tires
includes
all eight High
Desert/Score
events
and,
natch,
the
Mint
400.
Don't
misunderstand
the
recent
advertisement
that
lists
only
three
events. General Tires
is
on
board
for
the
whole
year,
nine
desert
races.
r
FOUR
WHEEL DRIVE
VW
VAN.
A
pair
of
Austrians
are
attempting
the
fastest ever
drive
across
five
continents
this winter.
Rudi
Lins
and
Gerhard
Plattner
left
Innsbruck,
Austria
on
January
7,
and
they have
covered
16
countries
and
14,000
miles in
the
first five weeks.
The
vehicle
being
used
in
the
record
run
is a
new
four
wheel
drive
Volkswagen
Vanagon
Syncro,
whkh
just
went
on
sale in
Europe.
However,
there
are
no
plans
now
to
market
the
new
unit
in
the
USA
.
The
VW
Vanagon
Syncro
is
one
of
the
first factory
four
wheel
drive
van
style
vehicles in
production.
It
was
developed
for
Volkswagen
by
Steyr-
Daimler-Puch
in Graz,
Austria.
The
Syncro's
all wheel
drive
system
uses a
viscous
coupling
that
automatically
splits
power
from
the
constantly
driven
rear
wheels
to
the
front
wheels
the
moment
they
show
the
slightest
tendency
to
slip.
Except
for
the
two
addilional
inches
of
ground
clearance,
the
4 x 4 van
looks
the
same
as
the
two
wheel drive
Vanagons
sold
here.
The
record
attempt
is being
made
to
prove
that
one
can
drive across
most
of
the
world's
land
mass
rapid! y
with
complete
reliability,
comfort
and
safety.
It is also a
demonstration
of
the
solid
durability
of
the
new, fully
automatic
all
wheel
drive
Syncro
system
on
the
van.
The
five
continent,
round
the
world
dash
in
the
Vanagon
is
planned
to
establish a
mark
G:1.
the
Guiness
Book
of
World
Records.
The
vehicle averaged
54
mpb
in
the
run
across
North
America,
so
they
may
make
the
record
if
they
can
keep
the
speed
up
in
the
last
half
of
the
run
. .
NEW
MAZDA PICKUP. Mazda unveiled
their
brand
new
pickup
last
month,
and
it
is
all new.
Gone
is
the
old
Courier
'styling, replaced
by
a real
slope
nose,
laid
back
windshield
and
fancy
side
paneling.
The
cockpit
is
luxurious
too,
and
considerably
more
comfortable
.
Look
for a race
version
of
the
new
Mazda
truck
at
Laughlin,
or
perhaps
not
until
the
Great
Mojave
250.
Glenn
Harris
and
company
have
been
working
long
hours
preparing
the
new
unit
for
desert
racing in Class 7S.
BIG
BUCK
DODGE
CONTINGENCY
-
Desert
racers will
reap
a heavy
Dodge
contingency
posting
this season,
if
they are driving a
Dodge
vehicle in
desert
events
in
Classes
._
4;
6,
7
or
8.
As
a
result
of
the
combined
HDRA
/
SCORE
series,
the
reward
for
a series
championship
title will
be
double
in
1985
what
it was in
1984,
and
a class po.ints
winner
will
earn
an
extra
$4,000.
Second
in
points
i.s
good
for
$3,000,
and
third
in
points
will
earn
$2,000.
At
the
individual
races,
the
highest finishing Dodges in
the
top
ten
in class will get
$500,
$300,
$250
and
$150,
in
order
of
finish.
And,
if
the
Dodge
is also first,
second
or
third
overall in class,
the
bonus
for
that
performance
is
$1,000
for first,
$600
for
second,
and
$300
for
third
.
Get
all
the
details
on
eligibility
for
the
contingency
from
your
friendly
contingency
dire.ctor
at
the
race,
or,HDRA
or
SCORE
headquarters.
DALE GARBER,
who
has
been
majordomo
at
Mikuni
for
off
road
racing,
rallying,
you
name
it, has
moved
on
to
a
new
position
with
Russell
Performance
Products
in
Carson,
CA
. Picking
up
the
performance
reins at
Mikuni
is Kay Nishi; Vice
President
of
Sales,
the
man
to
see
about
your
Mikuni
carburetor
performance
.
Dusty
Times
SOAPBOX
1c,mr'cl1 crossings in
accord
with
APS
requirements.
During
the
race,
the
permittee
will
also
prevent
the
crossing
of
sections
of
the
pipeline
near
the
Arizona
Start
/ Finish area
that
are
not
covered
by
roping
these
sections
and
posting
signs
reading:
Natural
Gas
Pipeline
-
Danger
-
Cross
only
at
Buried
Crossings.
14.
Permittee
will pay
for
all
livestock
that
are
injured
or
killed by vehicles
on
the
race
course
·
during
the
period
betwec;_n
preliminary
course
marking
and
the
end
of
the
'race
and
on
Shea
Road
during
Feb.
1,
2,
and
3.
All livestock injuries
and
deaths
occurring
during
these
periods
will be
subject
to
verification
by
the
State
Brand
Inspector
or
other
qualified
official.
15.
The
perm:ittee will
be
subject
to
the
costs
of
salvaging any
cultural
resources
disturbed
by
the
race.
Funding
will
be
provided
out
of
the
posted
bond.
Salvaging will
include
mapping,
recordation,
and
analysis
of
artifacts
and
will
culminate
in a
report
acceptable
to
BLM.
Work
,
will
be
done
by
qualified
professional
archaeologist's
working
under
the
authority
of
an
antiquities
permit.
16.
Permittee
will
provide
the
following
number
of
portable
toilets
and
trash
receptacles
at
the
designated
spectator
vehicle
areas.
(There
were 21 toilets
and
12
'
trash
receptacles
required
at
the
five
California
areas
and
22
toilets
and
14
trash
receptacles
at
two
Arizona
areas
.)
All
toilets
and
trash
receptacles will
be
in
place
by
5:00
p.m.
orr
the
Thursday
prior
to
each
race
weekend.
·
17
_
To
help
control
dust,
wat_
er
trucks'
will
be
used
at
the
Arizona
Start/Finish
area.
Use
of
the
water
trucks
will
be
started
prior
to
race
time,
and
continue
throughout
the
race day.
(They
were
not
needed
this
year. Ed.)
18.
Permittee
will
post
signs
restricting vehicle access
to
the
Chambers
Well
cultural
.
resource
site.
19.
Permittee
will
restrict
vehicle
access
to
cultural
resource
site
#654
("Doughboy"
geoglyph)
by
posting
signs
and
monitoring
the
vehicle
route
leading
to
this
site
throughout
the
race
weekend.
20.
Within
14
days
after
each
event
the
permittee
will
provide
cleanup
and
sanitation
crews
to
-
remove
markers,
debris
and
litter
left along
the
course
as a
result
of
this race.
The
permittee
will also
repair
or
restore
any
improve-
ments
placed
on
the
public
land
by
BLM
or
its
authorized
users
that
may
be
damaged
as a
result
of
the
race.
This
work
will
be
accomplished
to
the
satisfaction
of
the
authorized
officer.
21.
The
.
Permittee
will assure
that
spectator
areas will
be
designated,
on
all
course
maps
·
and
all
spectators
will
be
directed
to
and
contained
to
these areas.
22.
Permittee
will disqualify race
vehicles
whose
drivers
or
pit
crew
members
do
not
follow
regulations.
Dusty
Times
23.
The
Permittee
shall take
every
reasonable
precaution
to
protect
natural
resource
valu·es
and
any
improvement
-
on
the
private
and
public
lands
involved.
24.
The
permittee
will
provide
a
$5,000
bond
to
assure
compl-
iance
of
all
stipulations
including
the
following:
A.
Road
maintenance,
'
B.
Removal
of
·
litter,
markers
and
debris.
· C. .
Corrective
actions
at
short
cut
and
course
deviation
problem
areas,
D.
Repair
or
restoration
of
any
improvements
placed
on
public
land
by
BLM
or
its
authorized
users,
E.
Replacement
or
maintenance
of
existing
structure
·( fences,
power
poles,
·
pipelines,
etc.),
F. Salvaging
or
protecting
of
cultural
resources,
G.
Payment
for
livestock
injured
or
killed by vehicles,
H.
Dust
control
measures,
I.
Provision
of
toilets
and
trash
receptacl€s.
25.
Permittee
will
construct
and
maintain
a fence
around
the
· crucifixion
thorn
plants
near
the
course
in
Chemehuevi
Wash.
26
.
To
protect
desert
tortoises,
no
pit
vehicles will
be
allowed
on
sections
of
the
race
course
marked
by
yellow
ribbons
until
those
segments
of
the
course
officially close.
2 7.
Permittee
wilLbe
responsible
.
to
control
spectators
and
pit
crew
off
road
vehicle play
around
and
within
spectator
and
pit
areas.
Permittee
will
provide
and
station
along
the
course,
four
law
enforcement
personnel
on
the
California
Loop
and
other
appropriate
volunteers
and
control
people.
28.
Permittee
shall designate a
pit
supervisor
or
pit
marshall
for
each
established
pit
area.
Pit
marshalls
shall
wear
readily
identifiable
clothing,
insignias
or
other
similar
pre-approved
device
to
clearly allow easy
recognition
by
event
participants
and
Bureau
and/
or
other
agency
personnel.
Pit marshalls shall
be
on
duty
prior
to
the
start
of
the
race
and
remain
on
duty
until
all
race vehicles
are
accounted
fo'
r.
Pit
marshalls
shall
not
be
involved
with
pitting
activity.
The
primary
·
duty
of
each
pit
marshall
shall
be
insuring
compliance
with
permit
stipula-
tions.
Pit
marshalls
shall
be
in
radio
communication
with
law
enforcement
and
medical
personnel
provided
for
by
the
event
sponsor.
·
29
.
Permittee
will
require
race
contestants
to
yield
the
right-of-
way
to
highway traffic
at
both
the
Northern
and
Vidal
crossing
of
Highway
95.
Race
Officials
will
be
stationed
at
these
crossings
to
flag racers
and
insure
highway
safety.
30.
Size
of
pit
and
spectator
areas
will
be
limited
to
that
area
-
marked
on
the
ground
by
the
BLM
(no
larger
than
20
acres),
separate
pit
and
spectator
area
must
be
established.
31.
Pennant
flagging will
be
distributed
around
designated
areas
(pit
and
spectator).
32.
The
permittee
will also sign ·
all
roads
crossing
the
course
to
alert
other
public
land
users
of
the
race.
33.
The
United
States
and
affected
permittees
must
be
named
in
the
·
applicant's
insurance
polic
y, as
protected
against liability.
In
addition,
the
insurance
policy
should
cover
damage
resulting
from
this
race ·
to
existing
man-made
improve-
ments.
Coverage
will include:
1.
$-1,000,000.00
combined
single
limit
bodily
injury
and
property
damage
liability
covering
premises,
spectatpr
and
pro-
moter
liability. 2.
$4,000,000.00
excess
combined
single limit. ·
34.
The
permittee
will agree
to
indemnify
and
hold
the
United
States,
its officers, agents
and
employees
harmless
against any
expenses
for
personal
injury,
death,
or
property
damage
arising
out
of
the
permittee's
operation
under
this
permit.
35
.
This
race
must
comply
with
all federal, state,
and
county
laws
governing
events
pf
this
type
.
36.
The
permittee
will
man
all.
checkpoints,
spectator
viewing
areas
and
traffic
control
points
designated
on
the
official
map.
Traffic
control
points
will
be
located
at
both
highway
crossings in
compliance
with
applicable
state
laws
to
control
race vehicles.
3 7. Fee
for
Special
Recreation
Pe;mit:
The
fee
for
this
event
will
be 3
percent
of
the
gross receipts.
Gross
receipts
include
total
income
which has
been
generated
from
the
permitted
activity
before
deducting
costs
such
as .
insurance,
prizes,
other
permit
or
license fees, etc.
Gross
receipts
would
also
include
total
supplemental
monies
collected
through
sponsor
~ontributions,
and
other
donations.
Also, gross
receipts will
include
the
sale
of
clothing, specialized
equipment,
or
food
and
beverages
when
sold
on
an
incidental
basis
at
the
permitted
activity.
38
.
Permittee
will
submit
with
the
application,
an
advance
payment
of
3
percent
of
the
estimated
gross receipts.
Within
30
days
after
event,
per
,
mittee
will
present
to
the
Bureau
of
Land
Management
the
adjusted
fee
payment
and
a financial
statement
disclosure
which
will
verify actual gross receipts.
This
financial
disclos
.
ure
will
be
attested
to
·
by
a
Score
International
Official.
39.
The
Bureau
of
Land
Management
reserves
the
right
to
audit
all
Score
International
financial
records
that
will certify
the
financial
disclosure
and
gross
income
..
40
.
Score
will issue
permits
to
all
private
·
temporary
·
mobile
business
concessions
selling·
at
the
start
/
finish
area
. A II
permittees
shall
be
required
to
obtain
all
applicable
State
and/
or
Country
permits
or
licenses.
As
.they
say
in
the
daily media,
4ualified
response
to the above
is
invited. In fact, anyone
•1.vho
has
the
fortitude to
'U.'ade
through this Soap
Box
is
more
than
·
'U.'elcome
to
comment, and
t.('e
'U.'ill
publish
those
comments,
if
you
so
indicate. While
the
costs
of
the
permits, and
the
amou
-
nt
of
regulations to
be
met
seem
a bit
of
an overkill, and perhaps
include some
emp.ire
buildinf
by
the
BLM
, it
is
a
fact!
We
'U.'auld
argue
'U.'ith
the legitimacy
of
them charging
Score
3 percent
of
the
sales
of
hot
dogs
and
beer,
from
which '
Score
gets
110 income,
OT
charging 3 percent
011
the
contingency prizes offer~d.
from
which
Score
gets
no income, but
apparently
they
do,
at least that
is
ho'U.'
it
reads
to
us.
1 t
'U.'auld
certainly
indicate that
the
days
of
having
an
off
road
race,
the
Parker
400,
in
that area might
very
well
be
limited!
Volunteers
are
invited
to
climb
011
their "Soap Box" and fill
this
space
u1
ith
their.
thoughts about
'U.'hat
is
good
and what
is
not
so
.1;ood
about
the state
of
off
road racing. Call
DUSTY
TIMES
with
your
ideas
for
a Soap Box column, and
get
on
the
schedule.
THE ORIGINAL GAS PRESSURE
SHOCK
ABSORBER
The Official Shock for the Nissan Classic
BILSTEIN.
WHERE THE
WINNERS
SPEAK FOR
THEMSELVES.
For
further
information
and special off-road
applications
contact
Doug Robertson at
BILSTEIN
Corporation
of
America, 11760 Sorrento
Valley Road, San Diego,
CA-92121. (619) 453-7723
March
198~
Ivan Stewart
Fireworks 250
1st
place, Class 8
"Never before have
I had
so
much
confidence
in
a
shock. After five
races and extensive
testing on the same ·
set
of
shocks, I am
very pleased
by
their
reliability and
excellent
performance,
''
Jack Ramsey
Mint 400
1st
place, Cl. 5-1600
"Your product has
brought
our
race
team 2 Mint wins
(1981
& 1983). Hope
to
always see you at
the races."
Jerry & Sherry Vinson
CAL 400
3rd place, Class
11
"/
think Bi/stein
shocks
a.re
the best
shocks any race car
driver could run on
his race car."
Paul Bowen
Mint 400
2nd place, Class
15
·
"We appreciate the
performance &
your
very professional way
of
doing
business-
sincere thanks."
Bob.
Denault
Mint 400
2nd place, Class 9
"I've still never had a
shock failure!!"
Dick
Young
Mint 400
1st
place, Class
10
"The quality and
dependability
of
Bi/stein shocks
contributed
significantly to
our
win at the Mint.
Thank
you!"
Norm Shaw
Frontier 250
1st place, Class
11A
"You (Bi/stein)
continue
to
be
the
Number 1 choice
in
off-roading.
We
have ·
used
your
shocks
exclusively (resulting·
in) wins
in
the Mint
400, Frontier 250,
SNORE 250, Barstow
350, Botton
D.ollar,
etc."
Page 7
·
1985
HAPPENINGS •••
A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
1408 East Granada
Phoenix, AZ
85006
(602)
252-1900
March
16
9th
Annual
Penasco 100·
Rocky Point, Mexico
April
20
2nd
Annual Loma 150
San Luis to
El
Golfo, Mexico
June 8
2nd
Annual Cinder Lake 150
Flagstaff, AZ
August
31
8th
Annual Giant
Off
Road Centers
Snowflake Buggy Bash
Snowflake, AZ
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
Am
erican
Motor
Sports
Association
P.O. Box
5473
Fresno,
CA
93755
(209)
439-2114
March 9
6 Hours
of
California City
California City,
CA
June
1
12
Hour
Mojave
Desert Challenge
California City,
CA
August
31-
September
1
24
Hour
World
Championship Desert
Endurance Race
California City,
CA
October
26
California
500
Palm Springs,
CA
BERRIEN
AUTO
CROSS
SERIES
Coordinator
- Gil Parker
7406
S. 12th St.
Kalamazoo,
MI
49009
(616)
375-1233
May
25-26
BFG Memorial Day 100
Lake Geneva,
WI
June
8-9
Short
Course Race
Fountain City,
WI
June
22-23
Bay
Area Classic
Green Bay,
WI
July
6-7
Sugar
Camp
Challenge
Sugar Camp,
WI
July 12
Santa
Fe
Speedw
ay
Chicago, IL
July
20-21
U.P.
Off
Road 100
Bark River,
MI
Tip
of
the
Month
'DDN'l
USE
1HOSE
'BRAIDED
~1"EEL
15RAKE
LINE~
AS
A
G-ecx.JA.)b
WHEN WELD
ID(/"
-fHANK'
S
foR11+~
-np/f.'P'
Pages
July
27
Macon
County
Fair
Decatur, IL
August
4
Parragon Race
way
Parragon', IN
August
17
Red Bud Trail
Buchanan,
MI
August
24
Motorsport
s Challenge
Casey, IL
August
31
-
September
1
Brush Run 101
Crandon,
WI
September
14
-
Macon County Fairgrounds
Decatur, IL
September
21-22
Dixie Autocross
Birch Run, MI
C.C.A.R.
Central California
Associated Racers
P.O. Box 7921
Fresno,
CA
93747
(209)
255-5995
or
255-3
594
April
12-14
Short
Course Race
Car
&
Pi
c
kup
Show
2nd
Annual
Bug
Off
& Truck In
Tulare County Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
May 11
All Classes
Short
Course Race
Tulare
County
Fairgrounds '
Tulare,
CA
May25
1st Annual Super Stock
Pickup
Enduro
250
laps
on
a Tri Oval
Tulare County Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
June
8
Short
Course Race
Tulare County Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
July 13
Summer Nationals
Short
Course Race
Tulare County Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
August
10
All Classes
Short
Course Race
Tulare.
County
Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
September
,
22
BFGoodrich W estefo
Off
Road Nationals
Tulare
County
Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
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.)
FASTC~MELS
P.O. Box
526
Indio,
CA
92202
April
26-28
31st
Annual Fast Camel
4
WD
Cruise
March 1985
FORDA
June
30
Florida
Off
Roaders
RMORRA
Driver
s'
Association
Colorado Springs,
CO
5349
Hansel Ave.,
C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
July
14
(305)
851-6245
DORR
Denver,
CO
March
22-24
Florida
400
August
4
Crowder Pits
WKR
Tallahassee, FL
St. Francis,
KS
August
18
DORR
FUDPUCKER
Denver,
CO
RACING
TEAM
250
Kennedy, #6
September 8
Chula Vista,
CA
92011
CORRA
(619)
427-5
759
Berthoud,
CO
August
10
September
22
Superstition
250
H
RMORRA
Night Race
Colorado Springs,
CO
El
Cent
ro,
CA
October 5
Bandimere
Championship Race
4 x 4's
UNLIMITED
Denver,
CO
Kevln Dawson
Route 3, Box
895
Lake Geneva,
WI
53147
HDRA
( 414)
248-8566
or
(414)
248-8774
High Desert Racing Association
961
West
Dale Ave.
May
25-26
Las Vegas, NV
89124
BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100
(702)
361-5404
Lake Geneva,
WI
March 1-3
Laughlin Desert Challenge
Laughlin, NV
GORRA
July
5-7
Georgia
Off
Road
Racing Association
Fireworks
250
Box
11093 Station -A
Barstow,
CA
Atlanta,
GA
30310
September
6-8
(404)
927
-
6432
Frontier
500
March 17
Las Vegas to Rerto, NV
50 Mile Race
December
6-8
Atlanta,
GA
~
Frontier
250
April
28
Las Vegas, NV
100 Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
May26
HODAG50
50
Mile Race
Information
(715)
362-6550
Atlanta,
GA
August
3-4
June
9
Hodag 50
100 Mile Race
Rhinelander,
WI
Montgomery, AL
June
23
MAJOR
AUTOMOTIVE
50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
ATTRACTION
P.O. Box 3741
July
28
Orange,
CA
92665
100 Mile Race
(714)
997-224 7
Atlanta,
GA
March
10
August
25
Corona Raceway
50
Mile Race
Corona,
CA
Atlanta,
GA
April 21
September
8
Corona Raceway
100 Mile Race
Corona,
CA
Montgomery, AL
May
19
September
22
Corona Raceway
50
Mile Race
Corona,
CA
Atlanta,
GA
June
23
October
27
Corona Raceway
-
100
Mile Race
Corona,
CA
Atlanta,
GA
August
4
GREAT
WESTERN
Corona Raceway
POINTS
SERIES,
INC.
Corona,
CA
1507 South Lincoln
Loveland,
CO
80537
September
29
(303)
669
-
0640
or
Corona Raceway
(303)
663
-2
922
Corona,
CA
April
28
CORRA
Berthoud,
CO
MINT400
P.O.
Box
2160
May
12'
Las Vegas, NV
89125
Bandimere
(702)
385-7440
Denver,
CO
May 2-5
June
2
Mint
400
Desert Race
WKR
Las Vegas,
NV
St. Francis,
KS
Dusty
Times
I
The Mint
400
Without Dust!
The
off
road
racing
world
is
still
abuzz
over
the
shocking
upset
l
ast
month
of
Ivan
"Iron
Man"
Stewart
by
actor
Larry
Wilcox
in
the
new
and
exciting
"Mint
4
00
Off
R
oad
Game".
Set
in the
comfort
of
Wilcox's
living
r
oom,
th
is
hist
oric
h
ead-to-head
compe
t
ition
generated
en
ough
suspense
and
th
rills to rival
the
actua
l
Mint
400
r
ace.
What
began as a
typicai
Friday night
game
betwee
n friends, quick
ly
escalat
ed
i
nt
o an
int
ense duel.
W h
en
th e
dust
clea
r
ed,
the
t):ligh
ty " I
ro
n Ma
n"
had
fa
llen.
The
"M int 400 Off R
oa
d
Ga
m
e"
had
clai
med
its
fi
rst victim.
On May 2, 1
98
5, in
co
n
ju
nc-
MICKEY
THOMP
SON'S
OFF
ROAD
C
HAMPION
SHIP
GRA
ND
PRIX
Mickey
Th
ompson
Entertainment
Group
53
Woodlyn
Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818)359-5117
March 16
LA
County
Fairgrounds
Pomona,
CA
Jun
e
22
LA
County
.Fair
grounds
Pomona,
CA
Jul
y 20
LA
County
Fairgrounds
Pomona, CA
Sep
te
mb
er 14
LA
Co
li
seum ·
Los Angeles,
CA
M
OR
E
Midwest
Off
Road
Racing Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 181021
Fort
Worth,
TX
76
11
8
(817)
577-1102
.
Apr
il
19-
20
Cowtown
Speedway·
Fort
Worth,
TX
May
10-11
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
Wo
rth,
TX
Jun
e 7-8
Cowtow
n Speedway
Fort
Worth
, TX
Jul
y 5-6
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
Wort
h,
TX
A
ugu
st
2-
3
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
Worth,
TX
September
6-
7
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
Worth,
TX
October
4-5
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
Worth,
TX
PRO
CAN
AM
SERIES
Pro
Can
Am
Racing Inc.
P.O. Box
323
Seahurst,
Washington
98062
(206)
242-1773
(503)
620-0313
March
8-
10
Millican Valley
250
Bend,
OR
~
~ ~
Dusty
Times
tion
with the pre:;,tigious
Mint
400
race,
the
World
Premiere
of
the
"Mint
400
Off
Road
Game"
Invitational
Playoff
\1/i
ll
be held
in the
casino
of
the
famous
Mint
Hotel
in
Las
Vegas,
Nevada.
Teams
of
magazine
publ
i
shers
and
professio
nal
off
road
race
drivers
will test th
eir
wits
and
skill in th
js
un
i
qu
e racing
ga
me.
It will
be
challenging
co
mpeti-
tion,
the
bes
t
off
road
racing has
to
offer! N
ow,
a n
ew
and
exciting
board
game
ma
k
es
its
debut.
Don't
miss t
he
1
98
5
Mi
nt
4
00
race
or
th
e
th
rill_ing "
Mint
400
Off
R
oad
Ga
m
e"
In
vi
tatio
nal
Playoff. Be a
pa
rt
-
come
and
watch.
Ivan
Stewart
, right, ponders his n~xt move in the
Mint
400
Off
Road
Game
, watched carefully
by
Derek
Wilcox,
center
.
Gr
inning
in
triumph,
actor
Larry Wilcox enjoys besting the off road champion
at
the
new
game
.
March 1985
18th
Annual Del
Webb's
MINT 400 )
.
Desert
Race
The
world's
biggest
richest
and toughest
off-road
race
.
May
2-
.
5,
1985
For your year 'round ExciteMint,
visit
Del
Webb's
Mint
Casino/
Hotel, home
of
the
MIN
T
400
Desert Race, where
we
speak
your language.
Best
of
luck
and
safe racing.
Thumbs up!
The
MINT
400
Staff
and
Management
For further information contact:
, -
MINT
400
Racing Headquarters
Del
Webb's
Mint
Casino/
Hotel
P.O.
Box
2160
Las
Vegas,
Nevaf}a 89125-2160
(702) 385-7
440
Pagc9
April
12-14
Kittitas
250
Ellensberg,
WA
May
25-27
Pro Can
Am
Bonus
Points Race
VORRA
250
Day/Night
Race
Weeks,
NV
June
21-23
Little Rock
300
Olympia,
WA
August
16-18
Kittitas
250
Ellensberg,
WA
September
27-29
Millican Valley
400
Bend,
OR
SCCA
PRO
RALLY
SERIES
Sports
Car
Club
of
America
6750
Emporia St.
Englewood,
CO
80112
(303)
779-6625
April
13-14
Nor'Wester
Pro Rally
Everett,
WA
April
20-21
Wild
West
Pro Rally
Tumwater,
WA
June
8-9
Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally
Wellsboro, PA
Jt}ly
4-7
Olympus
International
Pro Rally
Tumwater,
WA
August
16-18
Ralle Michigan Pro Rally
Battle Creek,
MI
September
21-22
Budweiser Forest Pro Rally
Chillicothe,
OH
October
25-27
Budweiser Press
On
·
Regardless Pro Rally
Houghton,
MI
November
16-17
Oregon
Trail·Pro Rally
Beaverton.,
OR
December
6-8
Carson City
International Pro Rally
Carson City,
NV
SCORE
Score International
31356
Via Colinas, Suite 111
Westlake Village,
CA
91362
(818)
889-9216
March
29-31
Great Mojave
250
Lucerne-Valley,
CA
June
7-9
Baja Internacional
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
August
16-18
·
Off
Road
World
Championship
Rivers·ide International Raceway _
Riverside,
CA
November
8-9
·
Baja
1000
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du
Lac
Lery, Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Canada
(514)
692-6171
June
1
Montreal Olympic Stadium
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June
8
Lansdowne Park
Ottawa,
Ontario,
Canada
June
15-16
Outdoor
Double Points
Bromont, Quebec, Canada
2
World
Championships
1
w
Ri
C
1984
World Championship
Crandon,
Wisconsin
Mark Seidler
One
Common
Denominator-
LeDuc
Off
Road Chassies
The
Fastest
4WD
Short
Course Cars in the
Country!
Page
10
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Your
Car
With
Our
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Don't
Waste
Another
Season
With
Outdated
Equipment.
Call Our Tech. Information Line: 413-739-4111
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ROAD ENTERPRISES
186 Baldwin Street,
W.
Springfield, MA 01089
March 1985
'
SCORE
SHOW
MITAX
P.O. Box
6819
Burbank,
CA
91510
(818)
768-2914
May
10-12
8th
Annual· Score Show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim,
CA
·
SIL
VER
DUST
RACING
,
ASSOCIATION
.,
P.O. Box.
7380
•·
Las Vegas, NV
89125
·
(702)
459-0317
March
31
Spring Fever
250
Henderson, NV
June
8
Delamar
400
Caliente,
NV
August.I
7
Nevada 300
Pioche,
NV
November
.
16
Silver
Dust
400
Hender~on,
NV
SNORE
'
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O. Box
4394
Las Vegas, NV
89106
(702)
452-4522
April
14
Points Race
Las Vegas,
NV
June
22
Points Race \
Las Vegas,
NV
\
July
27-28
Holiday Casino & KC
Hilites Midnight Special
Las Vegas,
NV
September
20-22
Holiday Casino & KC
Hilites
Snore
250
Jean,
NV
·
November
23
Points Race
Las Vegas,
NV
SUPERIOR
OFF
ROAD
DRIVERS
ASSOCIATION
460
No. Beaumont Ave.
Brookfield,
WI
53005
(715)
272-1489
May
25-26
Memorial '85
Dresser,
WI
June
8-9
r
Off
Road Sprints
Fountain City,
WI
June
22-23
Bay
Area Classic
DePere,
WI
-
July
6-7
· Sugar
Camp
Off
Road Challenge
Sugar Camp,
WI
July
20-21
U.P.
Off
Road 100
Bark River,
MI
August
3-4
Hodag
50
Rhinelander,
WI
August
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MARIO
ALESI.
THE
SOLE
·
SURVIVOR
IN
CLASS
7.
R
What
no
one
expected
at
the Parker
400
was
freezing rain,
slush
or the blizzard of
snow
and
ice
that
rendered the course
more
treacherous than
ever.
Fortunately
for
Mario Alesi
and
Spencer
Low,
they
had
four
things going their
way:
· Goodyear all-weather Wrangler Radials.
In
class
7,
Mario
was
the only driver.
on
Wrangler
Radials.
He
~as
also
the only driver in Class 7
to
finish
the
race.
In
Class
7-S,
last year's HDRA Champion, Spencer
Low,
carved his stock Nissan through the
snow
and
slush and
won
qy
more
than
45
minutes.
SPENCER
LOW
CONTINUES
HIS
WINNING
WAYS
IN
CLASS
7-S.
Congratulations
to
Mario and Spencyr
for
proving
once again
how
Goodyear Wrangler Radials
are
engineered
to
take
on
the toughest terrain. Any season.
Any
weather.
No
matter what kind of truck
you
own,
-
you
can get the very same - .
race-proven Wrangler Radials from
your
Goodyear
Retailer.
Wrangler Radials.
Your
foul-weather
friends.
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RADIAL.
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RACE
THE
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,FYEAR
Through Rain, Sleet and Real ,
Snow, Jack
Johnson
Sloshed to-
·
His
. Second .Overall Parker Victory
The
Parker
400, nee Darn 500,
is a race
with
a long
and
interesting
history.
The
1985
edition
provided
a big
footnote
in
the
wide
range
of
unusual
happenings
at
this
traditional
season
opening
blockbuster
for
Score
International.
The
event
.
has
endured
through
many
near
cancellations
by
environmental
groups,
and
that
nearly
happened
.again
this
year, as
one
agency
tried
to
rescind
a
permit
at
the
eleventh
hour.
But, while
the
weather
over
the
years has
ranged
·
from
very
cold
with
rain
to
bright
· s·
un
and
high
temperatures,
1985 .
,was
the
first
time
the
entry
had
to
· fight real
snow,
not
just
in
the
high
country,
but
all
over
the
course
on
both
sides
of
the
'
Colorado
River. It
was
tough
on
,
the
racers,
but
even
tougher
on
the faithful ,
pit
crews
and
course
I
workers
who
spent
a long day
into
a
white
night
out
in
the
cold,
wet
stuff
that
hadn't
fallen in
enough
volume
to
stick
to
the
ground
like
this
for
well
over
a
decade
in
the
Parker
area.
The
1985
Parker
400 began
looking
normal
on
th
e'
outside
with
a
bright,
sunny,
cool
but
pleasant
Friday
_
for
the
registration
and
tech
inspection.
The
contingency
row
on
a
blocked
off
street
was very well
attended,
and
the
population
of
manufacturers
overflowed
the
area.
It
was
the
largest
contingency
row
seen
since
the
Mint
400
last May.
The
racers
turned
out
in
hordes
as well, in a'
-,
never
ending
.
stream,
or
so
it
seemed
:
·-
as
they
wound
through
contingency
row
and
on
across
.
town
into
the
tech line
and
the
imp9und
. It was
cold,
but
clear
when
the
participants
turned
in
for
the night.
While
.the
California
course
was
much
the
same
as last year,
onl
y.
with·
more
severe access
regulations
than
ever
before,
the
Arizona
route
return
·ed
to
the
older
run,
a
shade
longer,
and
included
the
trails
unused
for
a
couple
of
years because
of
construction.
However,
it
all
looked
different
on
race day,
except
for
the
classes
that
left
very early,
before
the rain,
then
snow
hit
hard
on
the
four
wheel
entrants.
The
Parker
400 was
the
first
event
of
the
combin
.ed
Score
and
High
Desert
1985
points
serie~;
and
as
such
it
brought
out
a
heavy ep.try,
some
looking
for
early
points,
and
some
just
coming
,
to
race
at
Parker,
as
so
many
do
each year.
The
car
entry
It took
all
of
Jack Johnson's considerable desert savvy
to
finish the final loop, but he came through the snow the
,overalf.Par/(er 400 winner with an engine
in
the Chenowth Magnu'!' as cold and wet as Jack
was.
Jerry Penhall
and
Ron Gardner took-the Class 2 lead early on the course, and they never looked back, putting the
Chenowth home first
in
Class 2 and a sparkling third overall. ·
March 1985
C
By
]can,
Ca[~
,
in
Photos:
Tracksidc
Photo
EntcrfJTiscs
was
up
in size, reaching 281
on
Class 1 was£irst-
toleavewitha
the
starting
line, a jl:lmp
of
39 big field
of
24, including
the
starters
from
1984.
The
bikes.
Toyota
pickup
of
Ivan Stewart.
were .
down
on
entry
··
with 42 Ivan's .
only
overall win
at
Parker
starters
in
fi,ve
classes this
ye<!r
,vas in Class 1, driving a
against
54 a year ago.
With
the
Chenowth
1000 in 1977; he was
addition
of
the
Quadrunnersand
out
to
test
the
truck
against
the
Odyssey
racers
to
the
3 wheel buggies, as
he
did
last fall
at
the
.
division,
that
entry
was
up
from
Frontier
500.
The
competition
23 in 1984
to
45 in 1985. It all
~-
was
serious,
but
some
conten-
added
up
to
a
healthy
.
entry
of
ders
dropped
out
right away,
368
starters,
but
the
bad
news is including ,
Tom
Koch
; ·
whose
that
there
were
33
classes· in engine
went
in
the
Raceco,
and
competition.
Larry Ragland,
who
lost a
rod
ir
{
lt was · heavily
overcast
ahd
the six cylinder
Porsche
in
the
freezing
cold
wheri
the
bikes left first 20 miles.
on
the
Califotnia
loop,
followed
At
the
top
of
Thunder
Alley,'
by
the
3 wheelers
and
the
other
Mark
McMillin,
his
two
seat
bike
engined
classes. In
the
two
Chenowth
made
into
a single
hour
wait
before
the cars
started,
seater
by
removing
one
seat, was
the
clouds
got
cl'oser
to
the
first
on
the
·
road.
He
said later he
ground
and
a light
rain
began
to
knew
he
was
first ori the rda'd'
fall. In less
than
an
hot'.ir,
it
was because
there
were
no
tire
tracks
snowing
real flakes,
and
reports
in _
the
snow
on
the
· course.
came
on
the
radio
of
a
foot
or
McMillin arrived first
at
· the
more
of
snow
on
the
grdurid
a-t
California
finish,
with
over
100
the
top
of
Thunder
Alley _
and
cold
miles
behind
him,
butJack
across the
course
to
the
second
Johnson,
Chenowth
Mag
num
:
Highway
95 crossing.
who
started
later, 'was
next
and
Nearly
all
competitors
had
fast time
on
Mark
by'
over
reported
ice
on
their
engines,
and
three
minutes.
Another
·
four
there were
many
blown
engines
minutes
back
Ivan
Stewart
due
to
icing.
Windshields
thundered
in, followed in
just
a
fogged, goggles fogged
and
couple
more
minutes
'
by
pumper
helmets
fogged, which
defending
champ
at
Parker
Bob
made
the
poor
visibility even
Shepard,
Raceco
.
While
·
many
worse.
The
later leaving classes
more
were
running
strong,
no
encountered
absolute
white
out
one
else was close
to
these times;
conditions,
and
in
short
order
Jack .
did
a swift 1:56.05 for
the
the
weather
made
the
racing a first leg.
miserable experience. But,
the
Heading
out
into
the
wind
stout
hearted
drivers
sailed
on
to
driven
snow
in Arizona,
the
Class
finish in California,
and,
after 1 dice stay
e'
d close
up
front.
On
grabbing
more
clothes, they
set
i:he
first
leg,Johnson
whipped
off
out
in Arizona,
where
the
snow
a 1:38,
and
McMillin
did
a 1:39.
had
whitened
the
entire
course.
Shepard
did
not
finish
the
loop;
Pit crews were
building
showmen
and
Stewart
stayed in the pits,
out
in.the
hills,
as
they wai-tedfor. having a
transmission
changed.
their
charges
t9
come
along.
Moving
into
contention
was
Mark McMillin made an impressive debut
in
Class 1 with the
he;JVy
two
seat
Cheriowth. Mark ran
a close second all day and finished second overall.
Dusty
Times
Keeping
the
family
name
up
front
in
Class 2,
Gorky
and
Scott
McMillin
ran
hard
and
fast
in
the
Chenowth
to take
second
in class,
fourth
overall.
. Going the whole distance
at
the wheel, Jim Sumners started out strong,
and
finished strong, bringing the Raceco in third in Class 2
and
fifth overall.
Mickey
Thompson,
sporting
a
six
cylinder
Porsche
in his
Racec;o,
and
Larry
Noel,
Chaparral,
who
was
now
up
to
third
on
the
road.
Johnson,
whose
time
included
a
pit
stop,
was having
trouble
with
ice in
the
carb
linkage,
and
he
said
the
white
out
near
the
_
ghost
to:wn
gave
him
·
snow
blindness.
Although
his
second
round
was
12
minutes
slower
than
the
first,
and
he
had
to
use
the
kill
switch
off
and
on
to
keep
the
car
moving
with the frozen gas, Jack
Johnson
survived
it all
to
finish first
physically
and
on
elapsed
time.
Jack
won
overall in
1982
at
Parker
also,
but
in
much
more
pleasant
weather. .
Mark
McMillin
had
similar
woes,
and
he
lost
some
time
when
his
pumper
helmet
froze
solid.
Mark
drove
about
12 miles
with his
bare
face taking
the
driving
snow
and
ice
before
he
reached
a
pit
and
got
a
set
of
goggles.
Mark
got
the
big
Porsche
powered
Chenowth
home
second
overall in a great
effort,
less
than
11
minutes
out
of
first.
Doing
well in Arizona,
although
arriving with frozen
hands,
Larry
Noel
soloed
into
third
in class
and
seventh
overall,
making
it
Nevada,
California
and
Arizona
up
front
in
Class
1.
Ron
Brant
and
Ron
Graham
moved
up
fast
in the
dark
and
took
fourth
in
class in
their
Raceco, followed in
by Kirk Kontilis,
and
then
Mickey
Thompson
in sixth.
Only
ten Class
ls,
including Ivan
Stewart,
finished
the
course.
Class 2
had
an inc;ecl.ible
herd
of
38
lined
up
in the
muck,
and
only
16
would
see the
checkered
flag.
The
cars ·were huge, several
with
non-VW
engines, ·
and
one
interesting racer was the
new
ORE
of
Malcolm
Smith,
powered
by a
Renault
high
winder.
Among
those
with
engine woes
and
other
problems,
who
went
out
early, were
Danny
Letner
with a
broken
torsion
·adjuster, Gregg
Symonds,
who
lost an engine,
and
Dave
Kreisler.
Matt
McBride, first
off
the
line,
Frank
Arciero,
Jr.,
in
the
other
Toyota
truck,
and
Jerry
Penhall
/
Ron
Gardner,
Che-
nowth
tied
for
quick
time
to
Check
1, in the 1 :05 area.
And,
a
half
dozen
others
were
only
a
minute
or
two
off
the
pace.
Plowing
snow
around
to
the
finish,
Penhall
/
Gardner
re-
corded
a swift
2:02
for
the
loop,
Frank
Arciero
was
next
with
a
2:04,
and
Matt
McBride
had
a
2:08,
with
_
Bob
Richey
about
a
Along with many
other
buggy drivers, Larry Noel carried a spare tire on the
Chaparral,
and
Larry drove solo
to
a great third in Class
1.
Dusty
Times
Jack Irvine
and
Kit Trenholm had a near perfect day
in
their Raceco, winning the huge Class
10
in a tight dice,
and
coming in ninth Ol(erall. · ·
minute
in his wake.
About
four
the
defending
champ,
and
Jim
more
minutes
back
came
Jim
Zupanovich,
Raceco;
but
back in
Sumners
in his
trusty
Raceco, the
pack
a
good
many
were
just
a
only
a few
seconds
ahead
of
Dave
·
minute
or
so
off
the pace.
Lewis/ Dave
Simpson
in
the
neat It was wild
at
the California
sounding
Mazda ·
rotary
powered
finish as the Class 10s were
Raceco. A gc)od dozen
more
were
coming
in
ahead
of
the
bulk
of
.
only
a few
more
minutes
back as the
Class
ls
and
2s.
The
fast time
the
troops
tra
'
ilered
off
to
in Class
10
for the
loop
was 2: 14
Arizona
and
prepared
for
more
snow
and
ice.
After
some
troubles
in
California,
Malcolm
Smith,
with
Andy
Ording
riding along,
got
it
together
in Arizona,
turning
the
hot
laps
both
rounds
for
the
class, a 1:47
and
a 1:48.
Smith
said later he really
enjoyed
sliding
around
in
the
snow
like a
dirt
tracker.
Malcolm,
a
former
winner
at
Parker,
finished
fourth
in class
and
sixth
overall.
Right
on
his
heels in Arizona were
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin
_with a
1
:49
and
a 1
:50,
but,
like
Smith,
they
had
lost
a
bit
of
time in
California.
Adding
a slick 1 :51
and
1
:49
r
to
their
good
time
on
the first leg, it was
Jerry
Penhall
and
Ron
Gardner
who
put
the
three
loops
together
for
the
big
victory in
Class
2,
and
they
also
came
in
third
overall.
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin,
with
Scott
doing
the
·
anchor
man
job,
were close
enough,
just
15
minutes
out
in the
Porsche
six
powered
Chenowth,
and
they
took
second
in class as well as
fourth
overall.
Next
into
, the
finish line was
Jim
Sumners,
with
Doug
Renfro
riding in
the
Raceco,
about
eight
minutes
further
back,
good
for
third
in
Class 2
and
sixth overall.
The
Dave
Lewis
/
Dave
Simpson
Raceco
boomed
into
fifth in
class,
about
eight
minutes
behind
Malcolm
Smith.
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
J
done
by
Dennis
Orcutt.
.
Of
course
these
are
all ball
park
numbers,
but
it
looked
like Larry
Bolin was
next
in his
Raceco
at
2:19,
but
he was
not
seen again.
The
third
fastest
time
wentto
Kit
Trenholm,
2:20,
in
the
Jack
Irvine Raceco,
and
the
team
of
Steve
Sourapas
~
TRl•MIL
BOBCAT·
CHROME
Rick
and
Martin
Scalzo gained
sixth in Class 2 in a
Jimco,
and
Matt
and
Don
McBride
came
to
grief early in Arizona,
got
cured
and
finished seventh.
Frank
Arciero
had
a
seven
hour
first leg
in Arizona
with
front
end
failure,
but,
after
the
long
cold
wait
for
his fix-it team,
Frank
carried
on
to
gain a finish,
15th
and
last in
Class 2,
with
less
than
11
minutes
left
on
·
the
12
hour
time
allowance.
DUAL
CAN
BOBTAIL
FOR
BAJA
BUGS
Third
to
start,
Class
10
seemed
endless
off
the
line, a
whopping
4 7
starters
out
of
more
than
fifty
entries. A
couple
dozen
teams
were
potential
winners,
a
nd
they
were
strung
all
through
the
starting
order.
A goodly
bunch
ran
hard
to
the
first check,
most
surviving
Thunder
Alley
and
the
snow.
Here
it
looked
like
the
front
runners
on
time
were
Dennis
Orcutt,
in the Ray
Aragon
Toyota
powered
Raceco,
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and
Dave
Richnrdson
were
next
nt
2:22,
followed hy Fred Revn nt
2:23.
A
bunch
more
were close
anJ
this
was a real race
for
thv Arizona
run
.
It
is
curious
that
the
top
.
running
Class
10s
were
mostly
Racecos
and
mostly
single
seaters. In
trouble
and
soon
to
retire
were
Marty
Reider,
Raceco,
Zupanovich
and
Bolin.
Not
getting
around
the
first
loop
were
contenders
such
as
Mike
Julson,
Ron
Ellenburg,
Bob
Leighton,
Bob
Gordon,
Rob
MacCachren
and
John
Hagle.
The
ice was playing
havpc
with
the small engines,
and
their
drivers
were
icing
too,
doffing
face
shields
and
goggles .
~hile
trying
to
see
where
they were
going in
the
driving
snow.
Driving one
of
the best looking race cars in Cl.
ass
10
, Steve Sourapas
and
Dave Dennis Sellers
and
Bob Rodine drove their spiffy looking Raceco hard
and
fast
Richardson soared the Raceco into
a neat third in class.
to
finish very well
in
Class
10,
fourth out
of
47 starters.
On
the
first
Arizona
leg, Jack
Irvine
whipped
off
the
fast time,
a
quick
1:54,
Ray
Aragon
did
a
1
:57,
and
Dennis
Sellers
chalked
up
a
2:01,
and
the
battle
was
on.
Mark
Broneau,
with
Tom
Koch
driving
relief, nailed
down
a
2:02,
but
his
second
round
was
an
hour
longer,
dropping
his
Raceco
to
seventh
at
the
flag.
Sourapas
and
Richardson
· were
in
with
a
2:04,
and
backed
that
with
a
2:07,
which
put
them
home
third
in class in
their
Raceco.
Meanwhile,
Sellers,
with
Bob
Rodine
co-c\i-iving,
and
.
ther
e is a
name
from
the
past,
snagged a 1
:57
final
round
to
slide
into
a
close
fourth,
just
a
··
couple
minutes
ahead
of
Steve
1.
and
Dennis
Casagrande,
H 1
Jumper.
Ray
Aragon
looked
good
starting
the
final
loop,
but
he·did
drop
a few
extra
minutes
in the·
snow.
Dr.
Jack Irvine had
H(
+
visible woes,
and
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.:
ith a
2:05,
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his
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the
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to
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his time ran
o
ut
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both
·
Sourapas
and
Richardson
and
Ray
Aragon.
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behind
and
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second
place,
just
minutes
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of
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and
Kit
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who
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overall.
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of
the
4 7
Class
10s
made
it
to
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line.
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to
start,
with a
Ray
Aragon
and
Dennis Orcutt started
out
in the slim lead in Class
10,
and
at
the checkered flag the Toyota powered Raceco was second in class.
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14
Playing for keeps, Steve Kelley, with Jon Nelson riding in the GMC, led all the way in Class 8 in a trouble free run
to
the
big victory. ·
total
of
18
hefty
trucks
roaring
in
the
crisp
air,
the
drivers
dry
under
the
roof
and
behind
windshields. Even
with
the extra
weather
protection,
seven
trucks
failed
to
reach
Check
1,
60
mdes
into
the
course.
The
battle
for
the
lead between
Walker
Evans,
Dodge,
and
Steve
Kelley,
GMC,
developed
early
with
both
men
doing
the
run
to
the
first check in
about
1:
13.
On
the
second
half
of
the
loop
Evans
slowed
a tad
..
with steering
trouble
and
Kelley
picked
up
about
seven
minutes
to
lead Class 8
at
the flag.
Walker
was a
strong
second,
about
nine
minutes
ahead
of
the Kishiyama
brothers,
whose
older
Ford
was
doing
a great
job.
Michael
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmont
were close
too
in
the
GMC,
only
a
minute
back,
followed in five
minutes
by
Jerry
McDonald
in
the
MacPherson
C
hevrolet.
1984
points
champ
Dave
Shoppe
got a
slow
start
in-
his
Ford,
and
was sixth,
another
five
minutes
behind
.
Moving
.
on
to
Arizona,
Steve
Kelley
and
Walker
Evans
engaged in a great dice
through
Check
2,
then
Evans steering
woes
came
back,
and
he
was
reported
down
with a
broken
A-
arm,
and
he
was
done
for
the
day.
Kelley
reported
no
problems
except
for
visibility,
and
he
was
exuberant
at
the
finish line, as
was
his
rider
Jon
Nelson.
The
GMC
was
the
quick
winner
in
Class
8,
and
13th
overall.
Another
happy
crew
surrounded
Greg
and
Ron
Kishiyama as they
came
home
second
in class. Dave
Shoppe
and
Jeff
Yocum
did
well
in Arizona
to
climb
up
to
third
ahead
of
Jerry
McDonald.
Nesmith
and
Salmont
finished
fifth after
some
down
time
in
the
Arizona
snow,
and
Herb
Reno
.
got
his
Ford
to
the finish
for
March 1985
sixth. Nine,
half
the
starters,
finished the
route
in Class
8.
Class 5 also
had
a larger
than
normal
entry,
17 starter;s
at
Parker.
Not
only
were
half
of
the
teams
potential
winners,
several
of
them
were
previous
winners
on
this
course.
Out
of
thi
race
early in
the
day
were
contenders
Jeff
Jordan
and
Arizona
driver
Pete
Sohren.
But,
up
front,
some
teams were
running
hard
an?
fast
despite
the weather.
Hartmut
Klawitter
smoked
the
field
to
Check
1,
and
that
must
have
been
a sight for the·
snowbirds
on
Tbl\.Jnder Alley, as Klawitter gor
there in a swift 1:
18,
well
ahead
of
his field.
The
Klawitter Bug
charged
on
to
finish
the
, California
loop
well in the lead,
holding
16
minutes
on
the
Jim
-
Cocores
/
Doug
White
·
racer.
Mark
Murphree
was next,
two
Driving the first non-Raceco
to
finish in Class
10,
Steve
and
Dennis Casa-
grande hopped through the snow
to
fifth place in the quick
Hi
Jumper.
Old
Fords
win
money
too, as
Greg
and
Ron
Kishiyama
kept
theirs
together
in
fine
style
at
Parker,
and
they
finished
a keen
second
in
Class
8.
Dusty
Times
Defending
champ
at
Parker, Dave Shoppe got
off
to a slow start
in
the Ford,
came on strong
in
Arizona
to
finish the race third in Class
8.
more
minutes
behind,
followed
in
another
minute
by
Malcolm
Vinje,
who
reported
ice
on
his
face
and
pumper
so
bad
that
he
had
to
stop
a
couple
of
times
to
clean things
off.
Fifth
at
this
point
was
Chr
istopher
Neil,
just
another
three
minutes
back
in his
keen
Ghia
based Bug.
Arizona
proved
to
be
tough
for
some
of
the
front
runners,
and
it
was mid
afternoon
and
almost
dark
when they
restarted.
The
Cocores
Bug failed
to
get
half
way in
Arizona,
and
on
the
first
leg
the
Klawitters
retired
after
Check
2, while
apparently
still in
the lead.
After
trouble
early in
the race,
Greg
Diehl
got
mended
and
he,
or
Brad
Person,
turned
the
hot
lap in Arizona
for
the
class,
2:05
on
the first
round.
Mark
Hansen,
with
more
weather
proofing
on
the
championship
winning Bitcon
Bug, was
second
fastest
at
2:
17.
The
weather
by
now
was
horrible,
with
many
white
outs
on
course,
and
a
couple
more
Class Ss fell
out
on
the last
round.
Hansen,
as well as
the
other
survivors,
was a
good
deal
slower
on
the last leg.
But
Mark
Hansen
was
quick
enough
to
pull
out
the big Class 5 victory for
himself
and
Malcolm
Vinje, by a
margin
of
11
minutes
over
Mark
Murphree
and
Pete
Brown.
Only
another
minute
back with a fine
Arizona
run
were
G;eg
Diehl
and
Brad
Person,
followed in
almost
an
hour
by
Gene
Norman
and
Mark
Johnson.
Edward
and
Hugh
McLe
an
survived
the
course
to
finish fifth in 11
:36,
and
John
Churchman
and
John
Sage
were
not
only
sixth
and
l
ast
in Class
5,
they were
102nd
overall,
the
very last finisher
among
the
22
car
classes,
with
less
than
two
minutes
left
on
the
12
hour
time
allowance.
Class
2-1600
was
another
whopper
in
entry,
29
on
the
line
and
all
but
five finished
the
California
section.
Fred
Ronn
and
Richard
Binder
were
virtually tied for fast
time
to
Check
1
at
1 :21,
and
they
both
did
a 1: 13 for
the
second
half.
However,
we have
no
Check
1
time
handy
for
John
Grimes,
and
his
total
California
loop
was
the
quickest
with a
time
of
2:29.
Next
was
the
team
of
Fred
Ronn
/
John
Love
,
their
Hi
Jumper
edging
Richard
Binder
by
a single
minute.
Another
eight
minutes
off
pace was Jack
Ram
say,
Bunderson
,
just
a
minute
ahead
of
Jerry
Jeffries,
and
a
bunch
more
were very
close.
Ronn/Love
and
Bind
er
continued
their
duel
in Arizona,
but
Ronn
got
the
leg
up
on
the
Dusty
Times
first
round,
a lead
of
eleven
minute
s which
came
from
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Malcolm Vinje
and
Mark
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15
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..
Fred Ronn
and
John Love
had
their best race ever
at
Parker,
and
they soundly whipped the entire
29
car
field in Class
2-1600
in the
Hi
Jumper. '
~
was in with
2: 16,,
holding
third
on
total time
to
this
point
behind
John
Grimes
and
Jim
Moulton
in
the
ORE
.
The
leaders
were
not
to
be
denied,
however,
and
Fred
Ronn
and
John
Love
did a
2:14
final
round
to
score
a
most
convincing
victory
in
the
Hi
Jumper.
Grimes
/
Moulton
had
over
two
hours
in
down
time
and
ended
up
sixth.
Neither
Ramsay
nor
Jeffries
completed
the
second
Arizona
loop.
Carrying
on
well
in
the
snow,
Yuma's
Richard
Binder, with
Mary
Beth
West
riding
shotgun
in
the
ORBS,
snagged
second
in
.
dass,
about
a
half
hour
back,
and
he
was
24
minutes
ahead
of
third
placing
Joey
Adzima
and
John
Cooley
who
drove
a Hi
Jumper.
Hayward
Mendenhall
and
Gary
Gilbert
did
a
pair
of
2:25s
in
Arizona
to
slip
up
to
fourth,
and,
after
losing
an
hour
in
California,
Sharon
Julson
and
Ron
Stacey
got
their
Chenowth
going
well
to
finish fifth.
Only
seven
of
the
29
starters went the distance.
Once
again
only
three
trucks
showed
up
to
contest
Class
7,
the
Ford
Rangers
of
Manny
Esquerra
and
Brent
Smith
and
the
Nissan
of
Mario
Alesi.
Parker
is
home
turf
for
Esquerra,
and
he
set
the
hot
time
to
Check
1
and
the
hot
time
of
2:51
for
the
California
loop,
but
he
didn't
go far
at
all in
Arizona.
Alesi
was
down
about
half
an
hour
in the first
loop
with
1
a
broken
tie
rod,
torn
brake
lines,
and
so
forth,
and
Brent
Smith
had
lots
of
trouble
and
retired.
Alesi
had
a
good
first
round
in
Arizona,
then
more
problems.
But,
he
soldiered
on
through
the
night
to
bring
Nissan its first
.
Class
7 win in
the
desert
for
some
time.
Mario
covered
the
course
in
8:5
7, a
good
time
for
the
conditions.
Class
1-1600
tu
med
in
to
a
battle
of
the
young
lions,
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
who
won
the class
at
Parker
in
both
1982
and
1983,
Rob
Myerly
and
Randy
Jones,
who
won
here
last year,
and
Rob
Tolleson,
who
won
his first race
on
four
wheels
at
the
Barstow
Classic. True
to
pit predictions,
the
group
had
a drag race
up
Thunder
Alley, with
Myerly
/
Jones
doing
a
1:
19
in
their
new
Bunderson,
the Neth
Chenowth
arrived
in 1
:21,
and
Rob
Tolleson,
Mirage,
scored
a 1:22.
M yerly
and
Jones
gained
another
couple
of
minutes
on
the field
at
the
California
finish.
Neth
was
four
minutes
·
behind
and
Tolleson
was
another
minute
off,
and
nobody
else
among
the
19
starter's was even close.
Myerly/
Jones
started
off
in
the lead in Ari
zo
na,
but
had
a flat
on
the
first
loop,
lost a
couple
of
hours
and
Tetired.
Neth
and
·
Tolleson
fought
on,
with
Neth
gaining a
couple
of
minutes
.
Only
eight cars
completed
the
first Arizona lap,
and
·
two
.
of
them
failed
on
the
second
round.
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
gained
another
two
minutes
on
the
final,
cold,
and
dark
loop
iH
Arizona,
and
the
brothers
won
their
third
1-1600
title
at
Parker
in
four
y"ears.
The competition in Class 5
was
fierce this round, and Mark Murphree
and
Pete
Brown had a great run
and
came
in
very close,
in
second place.
In 'his
second
race in an
off
road
car,
young
Rob
Tolleson
drove
alone
and
brought
the
Mirage in
second,
just
over
three
minutes
behind.
Moving
up
well
in the late going,
Dave
Mansker
and
Dennis
Crowley
took
third
in
the Raceco, ,
about
an
hour
back
but
only
three
minutes
ahead
of
Richard
Goldbaum
and
Pancho
Bio in
their
Friskowth.
Art
Peterson
and
Bob
Scott
were
fifth in a new
ORC,
and
Joe Flinn
and
Chuck
Palmer
dro
ve
th
_eir
Chenowth
into
sixth, the final
finishers
in
class,
and
this team
from
Colorado
apparently
could
handle
the snow.
With
the
off
again-on again
status
of
Class
9,
merely five
1200
cc
cars
came
out
to
fight
the
elements. But,
Class
9
is
now
firm for the
1985
season,
so
mor
e
entry
is
~
It goes
as
fast as it looks,
and
Greg Diehl
and
Brad Person had a swift run in
~rizona
to
·pull their Bug into third
in
Class 5
at
the flag.
Richard Binder ran close all
day
in 2-1600 competition, but he had late
breaking woes in the snow, but held on tight
to
finish second.
Up,
up
and
away
for
Nissan.
Mario
Alesi
had
his
share
of
trouble
en
route
to the Class 7 victory,
but
he
kept
it
moving
to
gain
a finish.
Sporting
a
much
needed
windshield
on
the
Chenowth,
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
beat
back
all
the
challengers
at
Parker
to
win
1-1600
honors
by
just
a.few
minutes.
•·
Page
16
March 1985
Rob
Tolleson
is
a real
force
to
reckon
with
in
the 1-1600 class. The
Barstow
winner
ran a
close
second
in
his
Mirage
at
the
checkered
flag.
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Times
ALL
ROADS LEAD
TO
LUCERNE
VALLEY
1985
OFF
ROAD
RACING
CALENDAR
SCORE
PARKER 400*
February
1-3 -
Parker
.
Arizona
HORA
LAUGHLIN
DESERT
CHALLENGE
March
1-3 -
Laughlin
. Nevada
SCORE
GREAT
MOJAVE
-250*
March
29°31 -
Lucerne
Valley,
California
SCORE BAJA
INTERNACIONAL*
June
7-9
- Ensenada. B.C
..
Mexico
HORA
FIREWORKS
250
July
5-7
-
Barstow
.
California
HORA
FRONTIER
500* ·
(
Double
Point
s)
September
6-8 - Las Vegas.
Ne
vada
SCORE
BAJA 1000*
(Double
Points)
November
8-10
-
Ensenada
. B.C
..
Mexico
HORA
FRONTIER
250
Dece
mber
6-8 - Las Vegas. Nevada
Motorcycles
and
ATC
"s
will
compete
at•
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International has
combined
with
HDRA
to
make
up
an
eight
desert
race
championship
points
series
for
1985. In
order
to
be
elgible
for
points
.in
this
new
series. a
compet
itor
must
compete
-in a
mtnimum
of
three
HORA
events and
three
SCORE
events.
Championship
points
will
be based
on
the
combination
of
each
organization's
three
events,
for
a
total
of
six.
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Dave Mansker
and
Dennis Crowley came back from big trouble
in
the first loop
to
climb back up the 1--1600 standings
to
finish third
in
class.
Michael
McCrory
and
1984 points champ Jim Dizney took the Class. 9 lead with the
Hi
Jumper in Arizona,
and
held on
to
win the title.
~
expected
down
the
line.
Gary
Cogbill
had
his
Chenowth
in
the
lead
at
Check
1
and
at
the
California
finish, with
about
ten
·
minutes
in
hand
over
Jim
Sherman
/
Bob
Prather,
who
were a minu~e
ahead
of
Mike
McCrory
and
Jim
Dizney, Hi
Jumper.
All five finished in
California
and
it l
ooked
like a
good
_race
coming
up.
On
the
first Arizona
loop
Cogbill
slowed,
but
stifl held
seco
nd,
but
now
McCrory
and
Dizney were in
front
by 15
minutes
.
Sherman
and
Prather
also
completed
the first
round,
but
twc)
were
missing.
Cogb
ill's
troubles
were terminal
and
he
failed
to
show
on
the
second
round.
Up
fi=onr,
McCrory
and
Dizney
plowed
on
to
the
victory,
finishing
abo
ut
39
minut
es
ahead
of
Sherman
and
Prather.
Next
off
the
line
were
the
nine
starters
in
Class
4,
with a
ll
the
regulars
on
hand.
Unfortunately
four
of
them,
including
Lowell ·
Arnold
and
Steve Mize!, were
gone
in
the
first miles.
The
expected
dice
between
Rod
Hall/
Jim
Fricker,
Dodge,
and
Rodney
Hall
and
Jim Fricker started the 1985 season right with a half hour time margin for the victory driving the Class
4 Dodge pickup.
John
and
Dan
Randall
stayed
close
in
Class
4
for
a
long
time,
but
late
troubles
in their home state
of
Arizona dropped the Jeep
to
second.
John
and
Dan
R
anda
ll, Jeep
Honcho
,
came
off
on
schedule,
with Hall finishing
the
loop
with .
merely
four
minutes
in
hand
over
Randall. Five were still
running,
and
all five finished
the
race.
Ro
q Hall
got
a big edge
on
the
first
loop
in Arizona,
about
half
an
hour
on
Randall.
But
John
and
Dan
came
back
to
match
Hall's
2:
18
time
on
the
final
90
miles;
' still
the
order
of
finish was
familiar.
Rod
Hall won his sixth
Score
Parker
race in a
4x4
class.
Randall's
valiant
effort
netted
a
second
place,
over
an
hour
ahead
of
the
Honcho
of
Vern
Roberts
and
Bill
Donahoe.
Parker
resident
Don
McCormack,
with
Dick
Greenlee
co-driving,
came
in
fourth
in a Dodge,
and
Jim Bell
and
Walt
Laycock,
who
had
their
problems
on
the
first Arizona leg,
were fifth.
Missing
from
Score
racing in
1984,
the
standard
Class 3
for
V-
8 powered 4x4 bobtails
is
back
this year.
They
came
eight
strong
on
the
starting
line,
and
half
of
them
finished.
Among
the
C]s
and
the
Broncos
was
Don
Adams
in a downsized
Cherokee
with
the
big
straight
six in the nose.
However,
the
little
Jeep
was
out,
after a
good
run
to
the first
-check,
with
a
drive
shaft
failure.
Frontier
250
winners
Bob
and
Cindy
Chamberlin
came
back
from
Oregon,
and
this
round
Cindy
drove
the
California
loop,
but the Scout broke before the
end
of
the
leg.
Heading
to
Check
1,
Mike
Randall
and
Bob Bower
had
quick
time
to
that
point
in
their
CJ-
7,
but
Cindy
Chamberlin
was
only
one
minute
behind,
and
she
was six
minutes
ahead
of
Gene
and
Kirby
Hightower,
more
names
out
of
the
past.
At
the
California finish
the
High
towers
had
a
good
ten
minute
lead
over
Matt
Pike,
who
inherit
ed
the
old
Bronco
from
his
dad.
Randall
was
about
nine
minutes
back
with
myriad
ills,
and
Ken
Nance
and
Dennis
Ahlemeier
were
next
in
their
Bronco
. o -
ne
of
the
favorites,
Don
Coffland,
Jeep
CJ,
_ was fifth,
but
did
not
get a time in
Arizona.
Going well most
of
the way, Ken Nance and Dennis Ahlemeier kept the Ford Like son, like father,
and
snowbirds Henry Arras
and
John Johnson out foxed
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Winner
of
the first Score Parker 400 in 4 x 4 class, Gene
and
Kirby Hightower came out
of
the past
to
take the Class 3
victory in a Jeep CJ-7.
Page
18
March 1985
Competition
was very
tight
in
Class 5-1600,
and
R.C. Jones
and
Paul Maxey
got
close,
but
had
to settle
for
second
place
at
the finish line.
Dusty
Times
Mike
Leslie
and
Darin
Garich ran strong in California,
but
icing woes slowed
their
pace
in the night,
and
they
ended
up
third in Class 5-1600.
on
the first
Arizona
trip,
and
Ken
,
Showing
promise,
the
Score
Nance's
Ford
had
the
quickest
Challenge class fielded e1ght'cars.
time,
as
Randall
spent
some
time
Setting
fast
time
to
~
in
the
pits. But,
Gene
and
Kirby
Hightower
still
enjoyed
a
good
overall lead,
and
the
father
and
son
team
kept
the
lead all the way
to
the
finish line in
their
CJ-7.
Gene
Hightower
won
the
first
Score
Parker
400
.
back
when,
driving
a
modified
CJ-5 in
what
was
then
Class
4 .
Th
e
Nance
/
Ah
lemeier
Bronco
mo
v
ed
into
second
at the-flag, as
the
Matt
Pik
e/
Dirk
Henkel
effort
slowed
and
dropped
to.
third
.
Mike
Randall
and
Bob
Bower
gained
fourth,
patching
and
fi
xing
en
route
to
the
finish
line
irr
a
more
than
eleven
hour
jo
urney.
The
eight
Score Challengers
had
a
good
race
on
the first loop,
but
at
the flag Russ Winkler
and
Mark
Schriner,
Sandhawk, won
by
two hours.
It was
snowing
hard
and
the
ground
was
white
when
the
26
Bugs in
Class
5:
1600
took
the
green flag.
They
were a
hardy
bunch,
and
all
but
three
completed
the
loop
and
made
.
the
Arizona
restart.
Scott
Jones
whipped
off
a fast
run
to
the
first
check
, a
1:34,
matched
by
R-
.'
C.
Jones
in a tight
contest.
Just
a
couple
minutes
back was
Andy
De
V ercelly, yet
another
name
from
the
past, as was
Mike
Taylor.
.
At
the
California
finish,
however,
Scott
Jones
had
a slim
lead with a
2:51
total
time,
and
R.C.
Jones
was
two
minutes
back.
Mike
Taylor
was
next
with
a
3:03,
a
minute
ahead
of
the
veteran
team
of
Henry
Arras
and
John
Johnson,
_who
had
a
minute
on
Dave
Hendrickson.
Both
Taylor
and
Hendrickson
vanished
into
the
Arizona
snow,
and
after
the
first
loop
Arras/Johnson
were in
com-
mand
with
an eleven
minute
lead
over
R.C.
Jones
and
Paul Maxey.
Mike
Lesle was
another
nine
minutes
back,
just
ahead
of
Scott
Jones,
who
did
not
finish
the
final
round.
Experience
showed
heavy
among
the
5-1600s,
as
John
Johnson,
who
has
won
this
class twice
at
Parker,
plus
in
other
classes,
and
Henry
Arras,
who
won
Class
6 twice
here
and
co-drove
with
his
son
Eric
to
the
Score
1984
5-1600
champion
)
ship,
kept
on
their
car
saving
but
quick
pace,
did
a
2:34
final lap,
and
won
the
big class
by
ten
minutes.
R.C.
Jones
and
Paul
Maxey
were a
strong
second,
themselves
ten
minutes
ahe.ad
of
third
placing
Mike
Lesle
and
Darin
Garich
in
one
of
the
tightest class finishes
at
the
event;.
Mark
Steele
whipped
home
in
fourth,
another
13
minutes
back,
\
followed
by
Parker's
own
Don
French
and
Don
Smith,
only
another
five
minutes
out
. In all
ten
5-1600s
finished
the
tough
course.
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