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1985 Volume 2 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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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."

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... and look vvhat happened at the. PA,RKER•oo! ' ,:. . ~ . --:: ,,, .t . ' -·.: . ~ ·, -~ - . . - . . _, : • , - -'. : -~ 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." YOl(OHAMA For serious Performers ©1985 Yokohama Tire Corporation Call toll free 1-800-423-4544 From No. Calif. 1-800-221-6765 From So. Calif. 1-800-221-8744

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Volume I, Number 3 March 1985 In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page Score Parker 400 .................................. 12 F.O.R.D.A. at Sharpes ............................. 26 How to Find a Sponsor ........................ _--_ .. .'. 28 A.O.R.R.A. Racing at-Phoenix ... : .. ................. 30 Indian Dunes Farewell ............................ · .. 33 Paris-Dakar - Firial Report ................ : .. · ...... 34 Profile: Off Road Engineering ....................... 36 . Interview: David Kreisler ........................... 38 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin · THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF 5C()RE CANADA Monte Carlo Rally' .................................. 40 Isuzu Trooper II ..................... _ .............. 45 Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow Controller John Calvin Con tri bu tors Cindy Chamberlin Daryl D. Drake Peggy Ellenburg . Homer Eubanks Jan Flick Rick Hochfeld Martin Holmes Cam McRae Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David Ryskamp Walt Schwalbe Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan . T rackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services Printing News Type Service Subscription Rate.s: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. .Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. · ~ · Classified Ads -will be publi~hed as Teceived, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject· to editing. DUSTY TIMES is piiblished monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Cor:p. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permi~sion from the publisher. Applica-tion to Mail at Second-Class Postage Rates is Pending at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both o·ld and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. · SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• I I :1 I ·1 DEPARTMENTS Snapsh; t of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Soap Box .... , ..... ,. ............. ... . . ,. ............. 6 Trail Notes ..... .................. : ................. 6 Happenings ..... . _ . . _ ... , .......... ·. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 6-50 qub Report .... : ......... : .......... , ......... 41 Bounces From The Berm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Good St~ff Directory ............. _'. ................ 42 Goodies Galon;. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Pony Express .... --: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Index to Advertisers ............................... : 46 ON THE COVER - 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 3½. minutes in the very competitive field. The quick team also finished ninth overall 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 finished a nifty second overall. Color Photograhy by Chris Haston of T rackside Photo Enterprises. I\~ DUSTY ' THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ ,1 year ·- $12.00 -D 2 years - $20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus .•. Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. · (Form on inside back page) I I I I I I I ! Name_~_:_ ________________________ _ They also serve who only stand and wait! The phrase fits any of the service folks at Parker, the course workers, pit crews, and even the hardy photographers. This shot of Mike Rehler's snow covered camera and gloves was taken just 20 miles into the course on the California side. It got much deeper and a whole tot whiter later on in the race. Photo by Track side Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page . each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you. wi:sh the photo returned, enclose a 'stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. · Address -------------------------City State _________________ Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES . 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoµra, CA 91301 (Canadian 1 year $15.00 U.S.• Overseas subscription rates qU<;ited on request) Dusty Times March 1985 Page 5 I I I I I I I I I I I I I

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Soap Box ••• preliminary course marking no morethan30daysornolessthan T ♦, N 7 days before each event. Course •a I . otas . ~~:~;J i~~~di:~~1/ bef~~~ t~~ ■ 1 .. ♦ ♦ ♦ 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 11umber 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.) stipulations were merely the 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 liSted 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 and -from 6:00 a.m. Friday roaders, not just the desert racers, through 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 pit'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 enforces 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 - ----- - - ------------------~ 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 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 would 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

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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 policy, 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 u1ith 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 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

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·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 American 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 Speedway 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 Raceway Parragon', IN August 17 Red Bud Trail Buchanan, MI August 24 Motorsports 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 255-3594 April 12-14 Short Course Race Car & Pickup 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 Drivers' 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) 427-5759 Berthoud, CO August 10 September 22 Superstition 250 H RMORRA Night Race Colorado Springs, CO El Centro, 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) 663-2922 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

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The Mint 400 Without Dust! The off road racing world is still abuzz over the shocking upset last month of Ivan "Iron Man" Stewart by actor Larry Wilcox in the new and exciting "Mint 400 Off Road Game". Set in the comfort of Wilcox's living room, this historic head-to-head competition generated enough suspense and thrills to rival the actual Mint 400 race. What began as a typicai Friday night game between friends, quickly escalated into an intense duel. W hen th e dust cleared, the t):lighty " Iron Man" had fallen. The "M int 400 Off Road Game" had claimed its first victim. On May 2, 1985, in conjunc-MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818)359-5117 March 16 LA County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA June 22 LA County .Fairgrounds Pomona, CA July 20 LA County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA September 14 LA Coliseum · Los Angeles, CA MORE Midwest Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 181021 Fort Worth, TX 76118 (817) 577-1102. April 19-20 Cowtown Speedway· Fort Worth, TX May 10-11 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX June 7-8 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX July 5-6 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX August 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/ill be held in the casino of the famous Mint Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Teams of magazine publishers and professional off road race drivers will test their wits and skill in thjs unique racing game. It will be challenging competi-tion, the best off road racing has to offer! Now, a new and exciting board game makes its debut. Don't miss the 1985 Mint 400 race or the thrill_ing "Mint 400 Off Road Game" Invitational Playoff. Be a part -come and watch. Ivan Stewart, right, ponders his n~xt move in the Mint 400 Off Road Game, watched carefully by Derek Wilcox, center. Grinning 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 MINT 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

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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 Update Your Car With Our Chassis. Don't Waste Another Season With Outdated Equipment. Call Our Tech. Information Line: 413-739-4111 LEDUC OFF 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 31-September 1 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI September 21-22 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI TRIPLE CROWN POINTS SERIES Brush Run 101 P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 ( 715) 478-2430 .,-June 1-2 Crandon, WI June 29-30 Crandon, WI August 31-September 1 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 \ April 21 Short Course Race Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA May 25-27 VORRA 250 Day/ Night Desert Race Weeks, NV June 22,23 Virginia City 200 Virginia, City, NV July 20 The Ingold Short Course Classic Baylands Raceway Park Fremont, CA September 1-2 Dayton/VORRA 300 Dayton, NV September 28-29 VORRA Bonus Points Race Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR , October 13 Championship Off Road Race Prairie City OHV Oark Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 8596 Harvie Road, RR #10 Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 April 5-7 Boomerang 250 Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C. May 19 Wheel to Wheel & Drag Races Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. June 16 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. July 21 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. August 18 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. September 15 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. October 13 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your 1985 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 9r3or. Dusty Times

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GOO DI · 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. WRANGLER RADIAL. WE RACE THE TIRES YOU BUY. =========.::::::::::-========~~~-====-,.---o-=====-o-_-fJ ___ ,FYEAR

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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 the' 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, only. 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 Magnum: 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 staye'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

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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 rto 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,and they were strung all through the starting order. A goodly bunch ran hard to the first check, most surviving Thunder Alley and the snow. 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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. there 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 he slid in v.:ith a 2:05, rubbing his hands in the cold, but he looked fresh and thrilled. His wait was short, as soon as time to beat his time ran out on both · Sourapas and Richardson and Ray Aragon. Sourapas/Richards6n arrived at the flag next, but Aragon was close behind and took second place, just 3½ minutes behind the winning team of Jack Irvine and Kit Trenholm, Jr., who were ninth overall. In all, 14 of the 4 7 Class 10s made it to the finish line. Class 8 was next 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. ARE YOUR BELTS LEGAL FOR 1985? \lLE PRODUCTS, INC. Filler Products, Inc. is offering the above set of 5 point belts with 3" snap in lap belt, 3" twih harness. and 2" crotch strap, including all mounting hardware at a specially reduced price. With sewn in harness pads as shown ............. $98.75 · Without harness pads ...... $ 88. 1 0 Filler is also offering to re-web and up date your existing sets of belts as shown above for only $ 38.00. SIMPLE TO ORDER Phone or mail order using Visa, Mastercharge or we do ship C.0.0. No personai checks please. Order now and receive the new, 20 page 1985 catalog and price list free. FILLER PRODUCTS, INC. ,9017 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 768-7770 Page 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 Chevrolet. 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

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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 Christopher 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 McLean survived the course to finish fifth in 11 :36, and John Churchman and John Sage were not only sixth and last 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 Ramsay, Bunderson, just a minute ahead of Jerry Jeffries, and a bunch more were very close. Ronn/Love and Binder continued their duel in Arizona, but Ronn got the leg up on the Dusty Times first round, a lead of eleven minutes which came from a swift Despite severe problems with icing, the team of Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen started the season in a familiar spot, 2:05 lap. Binder ~ winners at Parker in Class 5. YOU CAN BREBB llUP. .. With Aeroqulp hoses and fittings you get the best of both worlds. As a high performance plumbing system, none can beat the long-standing reputation of Aeroquip's superior quality, durability and extensive variety. In fact, for more than 30 years Aeroquip has been the leader in aircraft-type fluid transport systems. And, Aeroquip hoses and fittings do more than enhance performance. The high-1!,Jstre anodized finish of the more than 250 different fittings and the brilliant braided stainless steel hoses, in numerous sizes, are a perfect show-quality addition to any vehicle. ... AND TAKE ... lM OUT! Whether you plan to add the Aeroquip touch to your race-car or your street machine, there is only one place that can fill your plumbing needs quickly and efficiently. That's Nelson-Dunn. We have two west coast warehouses and both are stocked to provide immediate delivery on over 400 Aeroquip part numbers. Additionally, years of extensive involvement in all types of motorsports also allows Nelson-Dunn to provide expert technical assistance to your specific needs. For "Show" or "Go", make the Aeroquip connection with Nelson-Dunn. 940 South Vail Avenue Montebello, CA 90640 (213) 724-3705 l,M NELSON '/ L,; -·-INC 7818 Wilkerson Court San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 268-4140 March 1985 Page 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 1a 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 Arizona, 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 drove 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 more 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. Dusty Times

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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 Points) September 6-8 - Las Vegas. Nevada SCORE BAJA 1000* (Double Points) November 8-10 -Ensenada. B.C .. Mexico HORA FRONTIER 250 December 6-8 - Las Vegas. Nevada • Motorcycles and ATC"s will compete at• SCORE International has combined with HDRA to make up an eight desert race championship points series for 1985. In order to be elgible for this new series. a competitor 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. SCIIE INTERNATIONAL -''--HORA tlGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION TOYOTA Official Tmck Of SCORE International BARSTOW LAS VEGAS ..---"""--\ SAN DIEGO \ \ ----• ENSENADA • YUMA TO NY/ PARIS __,,,, RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A 1985 TOYOTA SHORT BED PICK-UP NOW AVAILABLE FROM LUCERNE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. ONLY 200 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT $100.00 EACH. -TUCSON CALL 619-248-7215. 1985 SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 OFF ROAD RACE LUCERNE VALLEY - MARCH 29-30, 1985 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SCORE INTERNATIONAL (818) 889-9~16

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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 looked like a good _race coming up. On the first Arizona loop Cogbill slowed, but stifl held second, but now McCrory and Dizney were in front by 15 minutes. Sherman and Prather also completed the first round, but twc) were missing. Cogbill'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 about 39 minutes ahead of Sherman and Prather. Next off the line were the nine starters in Class 4, with all 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 Randall, 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. Roq 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 inherited 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 _,B'--ro_n_c_o_to-=g'--e_th_e_r_a_l_l d_a_,yc..,-to_fi_n_is_h_a_s_t_ro_n-=g=--se_c_o_n_d_in_C_la_s_s_3_. ________ t_h_e_b_:ig=---C_la_s_s_5_-_1_6_00_fi_e_ld_t_o_t_a_k_e_th_e lead~in_A_ri_zo_n_a~ __ a~nd_ w_i_n_th_e_c_la_s_s. _____ T_h_e_H_i_gh_to_w_e_rs_h_a_d_ t_r_o_u_b_le 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

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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 . The Nance/ Ah lemeier Bronco moved into second at the-flag, as the Matt Pike/Dirk Henkel effort slowed and dropped to. third. Mike Randall and Bob Bower gained fourth, patching and fixing en route to the finish line irr a more than eleven hour journey. 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 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. ·Dusty Times SHORT COURSE -ROAD RACES ~Y''tOKOHAMA liotVWs Carana Raceway I/ta PERFORMANCE WESTERN STATES MECHANICAL ~ SWOLEN -• Ones • Tens • 1 & 2 1600s • Baja,Bug~ • ~1ini.-trucks • 3-wheelers 1985 RACING SCHEDULE • Sunday, March 10th • Sunday, April 21st •Sunday, May 19th •Sunday, June 23rd •Sunday, August 4th • Sunday, September 29th At this time, all scheduled races willbe held at CORONA RACEWAY ALL SCORE CLASSES ENTRY FEES CLASSES *Pre Entry Post Entry 90% ONE& TEN $250 + $25 reg, $275 + $25 reg & SEVEN 3 gate passes no gate passes PAYBACK ALL OTHER *Pre Entry Post Entry 800Jo CAR $15Q + $25 reg $175 + $25 reg CLASSES 3 gate passes no gate passes PAYBACK THREE *Pre Entry Post Entry 80% WHEELERS $50 + $10 reg $60 +· $10 reg 2 gate passes no gate passes PAYBACK • $50 deposit required two weeks prior to race date ALL PRIZE MONIES WILL BE PAID AT RACES! FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL · (714) 997-2247 :\IAJORAUTO:\IOTIVE ATTRACTION, P. 0. Box 3741, Orange, CA 92665; (714) 997-2247 March 1985 · Page 19

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Class 7S was very competitive at Parker, but at the flag it was the spiffy Nissan of Spence Low and Paul Delang that Sporting a new, bright green paint scheme, the old Chevy of Larry Schwacofer won by a good margin. and Sid Spradling just squeaked out the win in Class 6 8. ~ the first check was the Sandhawk of Russell Winkler and Mark Schriner, a swift 1:56. Rod Everett got there in 2:07, Bob Bertram was a minute later, followed in another minute by George Peace. Everett failed to finish in California, and Winkler/Schriner continued to set fast time to hold the lead heading for Arizona. Graff Moore and Jeff McDuffie were next here, about 11 minutes back, followed by Bertram and Peace, but both of them failed to restart. It was a two horse race in-Arizona, with Russell Winkler and Mark Schriner ahead all the way to the checkered flag, winning the class by almost two hours. Moore and McDuffie had to struggle on both legs, but they did finish, in second place. Starting well back were the 15 trucks in Class 7S, and they did indeed have a tough row to hoe. The rugged conditions did in five of them in California, including Mike Falkosky in his new Toyota. Scott Douglas, Ford Ranger, had the quick time up Thunder Alley, 1:31, but it took him another 4 ½ hours to finish the California loop. Looking good was Spence Low with a -1:36 in the Nissan, dosely tailed Silver Dust Racing Assoc. Presents Their First Annual •.. FEVER ••gso" Saturday, March 30 • 1985 In Hend~rson,.-Nevada, "Of Course" . ' ' Bikes 6 Laps • ATV's 4· Laps • .. Cars-(> Laps Around A Scenic Rough/Smooth 40 .Mile Lap . PAYBACK . , . ·_cars • Bikes • 3 Wheelers 80% CARS AND BIKES WILL NOT RACE TOGETHER Everything From Sign-Up To Awards ·And Ba-r-8-Que On Saturday Classes For Cars Class 7s Class 9 ,. Class 10 1-2-1600 5-1600 ~ Class ·11 Bi~e Pro. Classes - 125, 2-SO • Open & Veteran (Over 30} • ATV'S DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITION, SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd 1985 S.D.R.A. Racing Calendar SPRING FEYER "250" Saturday, March 30, 1985 Henderson; Nevada DELAMAR "400" Saturday, June 8, 1985 · Caliente, Nevada · Nevada "300" · SILVER DUST "400" Saturday, August 17, 1985 Saturday, November 16, 1985 Pioche, Nevada · Henderson, Nevada You Choose Three Out Of Four Races For 1985, Nevada Triple Crown Off Road Charnpion:hip SUPER SILVER f·I HAWAII f·I Awards For TROPHY -,_Trip to the Winner ~ Five Plac~s Silver /Dust-nacin Association 'A Phone: (702) .459-0317 n ! ' fV, .1',k1, • 1 •J', V•·<J' l', tN W/1)') \~\\ Page 20 March 1985 by defending Parker champ Willie Valdez, Ford Ranger, just two minutes later. Both_ Paul Simon and Carl Smith, both in Fords, were just a few more minutes off the pace. After 100 odd miles in California, Low had his Nissan in a good lead, holding nine minutes on Valdez, who was 17 minutes ahead of Simon, and the other survivors were an hour or more bd1ind. Moving into Arizona, Spence Low and Paul Delang picked up a husky 28 minutes on Valdez, who now was only a minute ahead of Simon. If the HORA points champion had any problems, they didn't show, as Low did another quick round in Arizona and won Class 7S honors by a full 46 minutes. Willie Valdez and Jose Armenta held a comfortable second place at the flag, as the Ford of Paul and Dave Simon· came to grief, an hour's worth, on the last leg, and they came in third. Jim Travis and Dave White plugged along in their Toyota SR 5 to take fourth, the final in Class 7S. ~ S.p.orting new General Tire, Willie. Valdez had tro1.1ble on the second loop, and this time Valdez and his lS Ranger were second. Despite the two quickest laps in Ar~o·na, Parker racers Mick Newton and Bill Kohout were second in Class 6 8 , by just seconds in the Chevy Nova. Among the California leaders in Class lS, the Ford Ranger of Paul and Dave Simon dropped time later, and finished the course in third spot.· Dusty Times

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on to finish all three loops in 11 :43.46. Jason Myers, Jeep Cherokee, was the onlv entry in Class 12, and after Check 1 he had some steering woes, that put mate Don Adams down and out later. Myers glued and wired the tie rod together, working in the slush, and finished the California course. Despite heavy pit work on the down time, the steering failed again early in Arizona. Driving to and from the race, also around the entire course, Giti Gow/and and Ron Spaetz drove their shop truck Toyota to the 7 4 x 4 win. The final class off the line at Parker was 11, with five Beetles out to make the finish line. The last starter left at 11 :24 in the morning, facing nothing but snow. Four Class 1 ls completed the first loop, with a good race going to the first check. Mike Abbott/ Jan Wright were there in 2: 12, Ramo n Castro was just eight minutes back, ·and only a minute ahead of Andy Diaz and . Parker was-tough for the drivers, but tougher for the late running bike riders, but this unknown competitor seems ready to go in the snow. Rex Irmel. At the end of the loop, Diaz led Castro by a minute, and Abbott had dropped to third. Kevin Henderson was POS CAR an hour back. 1 116 104 103 119 110 SCORE PARKER 400 FINAL RESULTS -DRIVER[S] VEH ICLE CLASS 1-Unlimited Single Seat [24 start - 10 finish] JACK JOHNSON Chenowth MARK MC MILLIN Chenowth LARRY NOEL Chaparral RON BRANT, RON GRAHAM Raceco KIRK KONTILIS No info CLASS 1-1600-Single Seat 1600cc VW [19 start - 6 finish] BOBBY NETH, TOM NETH Chenowth ROB TOLLESON Mirage DAVE MANSKER, DENNIS CROWLEY Raceco TIME 5: 24.55 5:35.48 6:15.53 6:24.37 6:38.05 Jason Myers had a good time going at Check 1, but steering problems put his Class 12 Jeep Cherokee out later on in the snow in Arizona. Both Castro and Henderson 2 dropped out early in' Arizona, 3 and Abbott took almost five· 4 hours to do one round and 5 retired. Andy Diaz and Rex Irmel pressed on to become the winner and the only Class 11 finisher, far from last overall, coming in with good time of 10:20.34. 1 2 3 4 There were hundreds of good stories at the massive Parker 400. This year saw only two repeat winners, Rod Ha!J in Class 4 and the Arras Bug in Class 5-1600. The 1985 edition of this classic race will surely go down in history, and, because of the snow, it will be remembered in bench racing for years. The year it snowed at Parker will become a legend, much the same as the blizzard plagued Mint 400 in March of 1973. In fact that snowy Mint 400 was a big topic of conversation around the pits at the 1985 Parker 400. 1 2 3 4 169 161 171 170 214 205 260 211 RICHARD GOLDBAUM, PANCHO BIO Friskowth CLAss· 2-Unlimited Two Seat [38 start -16 finish] JERRY PENHALL, RON GARDNER Chenowth GORKY MC MILLIN, SCOTT MC MILLIN Chenowth 6:49.43 6:53.09 7: 52.23 7 :55.45 5:43.02 5: 58.04 6 : 06.34 6 :08.59 ~ In the Parker tradition, a field of five showed up in Class 6B, three Chevys and two Fords, and all but the El Camino of John Ehmke not only finished in California but got through the first round in Arizona. Off the line it was Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling booming into Check 1 first, about seven minutes ahead of the Chevy Nova of Mick Newton and Bill Kohout, another Parker team. The pair stayed in formation a r ound the course with Schwacofer finishing about 14 minutes ahead of Newton. The race tightened in Arizona as Newton's sedan was nine minutes faster than Schwacofer, narrowing the latter's lead to just five minutes. The Fords of John Hutchison and Louise Gilliland were well back on time and both did not go much farther. The Newton Nova again set quick time, about four minutes quicker than Schwacofer on the final · loop. But the California team's early lead in the '55 Chevy had been enough. Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling won Class 6B by a skinny 35 seconds over 1 Mick Newton and Bill Kohout in the closest finish in the entire race. Formerly Score Class 3, the new name is Class 7, 4x4, which is designed to include the Nissan Cup trucks. Two were on the line, and both of them finished the course. At the first check, in fact all the way around the California course, Jorge Souto and Sergio Duron held about 15 minutes lead in their Nissan over G.T. Gowland and Ron Spaetz, driving a Toyota. Souto maintained his lead, in fact . gained time on the first Arizona round. But he lost -an hour to Gowland on the second go. So, Gowland and Spaetz won . the class in a truck normally used as a shop truck. They drove the Page 22 Toyota to Parker trom the Indio . area, and then won the race and drove it home. Jorge Souto finished about 23 minutes in arrears. In the small engine Class 6, Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson had a good race in California with Steven Martocchio and Peter Coomaraswamy in what wags call the Saab class. Both entries were driving Saab 96 sedans. Gunnarsson led the first leg by just 18 minutes, but Martocchio did not go far past the Arizona restart. The Gunnarssons went 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 JIM SUMNERS, DOUG RENFRO Raceco MALCOLM SMITH ORE CLASS 2-1600-Two Seat 1600cc VW [29 start-7 finish] 261 FRED RONN, JOHN LOVE Hi-Jumper 2ta RICHARD BINDER ORBS 283 JOEY ADZIMA, JR., JOHN COOLEY Hi-Jumper 277 HAYWARD MENDENHALL, G. GILBERT Raceco CLASS 3-Short Wheelbase Four Wheel Drive [8 start - 4 finish] 6: 53.09 7: 28.41 7 : 52.07 7:57.27 300 GENE & KIRBY HIGHTOWER Jeep CJ-7 9 :34.37 305 KEN NANCE, DENNIS AHLEMEIER Ford Bronco 10:01.22 319 MATTPIKE,DIRKHENKEL Ford Bronco 10:21.01 CLASS 4-Long Wheelbase Four Wheel Drive [9 start - 5 finjsh] 421 RODNEY HALL, JIM FRICKER Dodge PU 439 JOHN RANDALL, DAN RANDALL Jeep Honcho 424 VERN ROBERTS, BILL DONAHOE Jeep J-10 539 502 504 CLASS 5-Unlimited Baja Bug [17 start - 6 finish] MALCOLM VINJE, MARK HANSEN Baja Bug MARK MURPHREE, PETE BROWN Baja Bug GREG DIEHL, BRAD PERSON Baja Bug CLASS 5-1600-1600cc Baja Bug [26 start -10 finish] 555 HENRY ARRAS, JOHN JOHNSON Baja Bug 544 R. C. JONES, PAUL MAXEY Baja Bug 542 MIKE LESLE, DARIN GARICH Baja Bug 577 MARK STEELE, CAMERON STEELE Baja Bug CLASS 6A-Small Engine Production Sedan [2 start -1 finish] 7 : 03.29 7 : 38.13 8:50.44 7: 35.15 7 : 46.53 7:47.55 8 :06.32 8 :16,38 8 :26.50 8 :39.44 619 ARNE & PATRICK GUNNARSSON Saab 96 11 :43.46 CLASS 68-Large Engine Production Sedan [5 start - 2 finish] 621 LARRY SCHWACOFER, S. SPRADLING '55 Chevrolet 620 MICK NEWTON, BILL KOHOUT Chevy Nova CLASS 7-Mini Pickup [3 start -1 finish] 702 MARIO ALESI, HARRY SLADWICK Nissan CLASS 7S-Stock Mini Pickup [15 start - 4 finish] 8 : 36.30 8 : 37.05 8:57.31 r 741 SPENCER LOW, PAUL DE LAND Nissan 8:05.51 8 :51.48 9:37.49 2 748 3 752 1 2 720 739 WILLIE VALDEZ, JOSE ARMENTA Ford Ranger PAUL SIMON, DAVE SIMON Ford CLASS 7 4 x 4 - Stock 4 x 4 Mini Pickup [2 start - 2 finish] G. T. GOWLAND, RON SPAETZ Toyota JORGE SOUTO, SERGIO DURON Nissan CLASS 8-Full Size Pickup [18 start-9 finish] 10:06.06 10:29.39 1 The winner and the only finisher in the two car "Saab" Class 6 A, Arne and 2 Patrik Gunnarsson kept moving to finish all three loops of the course. 3 804 803 809 STEVE KELLEY, JON NELSON GMC GREG & RON KISHIYAMA Ford DAVE SHOPPE, JEFF YOCUM Ford 6: 28.30 7 :13.42 7: 34.53 Parker had to be a tough race for the Class 11 sf The only survivor and a three lap finisher and winner was the Beetle of Andy Diaz and Rex lrmer.-March 1985 1 2 1 2 919 901 923 920 1 1010 2 1032 3 1001 4 1023 5 1018 580 320 CLASS 9-1200cc Single Seat [5 start - 2 finish] MICHAEL MCCRORY, JIM DIZNEY Hi-Jumper JIM SHERMAN, BOB PRATHER No info Class Score Challenge-Restricted Buggy [8 start-2 finish] RUSSELL WINKLER, MARK SCHRINER Sandhawk GRAFF MOORE, JACK MC DUFFIE No info CLASS 10-Unlimited 1650cc [47 start - 14 finish] JACK IRVINE, KIT TRENHOLM, JR. Raceco RAY ARAGON, DENNIS ORCUTT Raceco STEVE SOU RA PAS, D. RICHARDSON Raceco DENNIS SELLERS, BOB RODINE-Raceco STEVE & DENNIS CASAGRANDE Hi-Jumper CLASS 11-Stock VW Seda0'[5 start· 1 finish] ANDY DIAZ, REX IRMER VW Beetle CLASS 12-Stock 4 x 4 Sport Wagon JASON MY~RS, DON ADAMS Cherokee Total Starters - 368 - Total Finishers - 155 - 42 percent Car Classes Starters - 281 - Finishers - 102 - 36 percent 8:20.08 8 : 59.30 9:48.02 11 :46.40 6 :19.05 6 : 22.35 6 : 33.17 6: 40.29 6 : 42.30 10:20.34 check AS Race Distance - Approximately 302 miles - Time Allowance - 12 hours Fast Time of Day - 5:17.04 - Dan Ashcraft/Dari Smith - Husqvarna Dusty Times

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BFGOODBICB UPDA'l'B#l4: DON ADAMSAND TIA® RADIAL TECHNOLOGY BREAK NEW GROUND. Motor racing has always had its folk heroes. Few, however, have ever been proclaimed by the enthusiast press to be legends in their lifetimes. One is Don Adams, a towering figure both in stature and racing achievements. Don started racing his lather's 1928 Chevy tractor on a vacant field in his native Connecticut at age 9. Then he went on to sports cars and in 1962 won the SCCA C-Modilied division driving an Aston-Martin and a Lister Jaguar. He began racing Jeeps off the road before HDRA and SCORE were formed, and also found the time to become an expert motocross rider. Along with long-time co-driver and friend Jason Myers, Don made his Baja debut in 1971 and placed third in class despite having broken all four front shocks barely 100 miles from the start. Many off-road championships later, Don raced both a Class 2 Blazer and a Class 4 AMC Jeep CJ-7 to victory in the Baja 1000. He followed this in 1983 by winning the Heavy Metal Championship. . 1984 saw Don winning the HDRA Class 3, Heavy Metal, and overall championships in his AMC Jeep CJ-8 as well as competing in Class 12 races in his new Jeep Cherokee. He now makes his home in Nathrop, Colorado, from which he runs his racing business plus a buffalo ranch. And Don now races exclus1vely on BFGoodrich T/A® Radials, with which he began to break new ground in 1981, when stock radials were not as popular in off-road racing. GETTING STARTED IN OFF-ROAD RACING. Ia say motorcycles are an inexpensive way to start. drivers, but they have a lot of accidents, too. Some of the new stock mini-truck classes are good and economical. They're not terri.bly fast, but you can have a lot of fun while you 're developing your technique. QUESTION: Don, how would you suggest someone get started in off-road racing today? ADAMS: Slowly. Carefully. Anyone can go fast if the speed is there. But the trick is not to be fastest, it's to finish fastest. They teach you to read the terrain, which is critical. But if you can't read the terrain, you're not going to live long on a motorcycle. All-Terrain Cycles-those three-wheelers-also do the same thing for you and they develop some spectacular · QUESTION: Can you tell us a little about technique? ADAMS: Sure. As I said, reading the terrain is critical. You'.vte,gof to anticipate a hundred yards or so ahead in order to set up for

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the bumps and corners. The trick in cornering is to drive through with a minimum of sliding-remembering that if your tail is hung out too far you lose speed. Like road racing and rallying, you've got to pick your braking and shifting points. A good method in a corner is to stick your inside-front tire down into a rut at the apex. That way you ride the inside of the berm, which shoots · _you through on rails. ONE JUMP AHEAD. QUESTION: What about jumping? ADAMS: Well, you don't jump for the joy of it._ You do it because you hope when you land you'll have covered the distance more quickly than if you slowed down to keep all four _wheels on the ground. The trick in successful jumping is to save the drive train and suspension of your vehicle. We use automatic transmissions because the torque converters absorb shock that would otherwise go to drive shafts, axles, U-joints, spindles-things you want to save. Coming up on a jump, I brake with the left foot. This causes the suspension to squat down. At the same time, I'J!l usually on the gas with the right foot and I may also downshift. This keeps the engine revs up for the torque converter to give you quick power to the tires when you want it. Then just before the · jump I get off the brakes in time to let the suspension rise back up so it has maximum travel for a soft landing. The key in off-road racing is to use your brakes and power so you have the most suspension travel when you need it most. The worst thing you can do is to keep your foot on the brakes when you hit a bump. That really abuses your equipment. THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT ALSO MEANS THE RIGHT TIRES. QUESTION: Tell us about your equipment. ADAMS: Luckily, I've got the best. My Jeeps are set up by Warren Baird and John Libby at Precision Four-Wheel Drive in Strathmore, California. Car preparation in any motorsport is a highly specialized and expensive art. It means getting the right power-to-weight ratio for the right course, getting the right gearing, suspension, and tires. When you think of it, your tires are among the most critical and economical elements in winning. I've run on most tires, and I've never found any better than BFGoodrich T/A Radials . . ·· They come in a wide line of high-performance tires for all · · kinds of uses, but the ones we use in off-road racing are the Radial Mud-Terrain T/A~ the Radial All-Terrain T/A',M and the Radial Sport 'H-uck T/A~ All three give you three carcass plies where most truck tires have only two. That extra ply can make a lot of difference in off-roading-where you've got rocks beating and gouging at your sidewalls and where you sure don't need tire failures and a long walk home. On closed courses, we'll use the sport truck tire if the surface is fairly smooth or partly paved, otherwise we'll use the all-terrain tire with its aggressive tread pattern and big wide footprint. But in the desert we mostly use the mudder. Even though we don't see much mud, that tire has a big bite in sand and loose stuff. It really digs down and hangs on. Those BFGoodrich tires are rugged, too. But don't just take my word for it. Take a look around and you'll see that last year T/A Radials were on more ·race-winning SCORE and HDRA vehicles than any other tires. That_'s really remarkable when you consider that a few yeats ago people would have thought you were crazy to run stock radials in off-road races. QUESTION: Why was that? ADAMS: People used to think those macho-looking bias-belted tires were the toughest ones around. But no more. Today's BFGoodrich radials give you the rugged dependability of truck tires while they also give you a smooth ride like a passenger tire-and you need both to win races. Talk about breaking new ground. They may call me a legend, but let me tell you that BFGoodr_ich is fast becoming one too.

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..., F.O.R.D.A. Starts the 1985 Season with an Endurance Race at Sharpes, Florida Text & Photos: John Sprnvkin Mike Hester, Class 1 Funco:hops over the rough stuff overtaking the 1-1600 of Bob Bohres. Hester was second in class, and Bohres took fourth in his class. Ken Burkert started out leading the 1-2-1600 class, and when the checkered flag fell on the all class enduro, Burkert was a keen first overall. Despite some engine trouble, Marty Pounds led the D class for half the race, and when it counted, at the finish line, and he was also third overall. Although he had an engine failure just yards from the checkered flag, Jimmy Crowder kept the Chenowth moving to win Class 1 and finish fourth overall. Page 26 March 1985 The Florida Off Road Drivers Association started the 1985 season last January with a fifty lap endurance race on the rugged track at Sharpes, Florida. As is customary on the endurance runs, all . classes would run together at the same time. Three classes were on hand with a total of 30 starters on the list, a good entry for an event coming right after the holidays. Class 1 started first followed by D class and then l-2-I600 racers. The latter two classes were given a one lap advantage, or you could say that Class 1 had a one lap handicap, in order to even things up for the overall winner. You could sense the feeling of excitement throughout the pit area as the drivers and their crews got ready for the day's activities. The track at Sharpes isn't the best in the world, but it usually gives the drivers the opportunity · to gain a great deal of experience, not only in handling their buggy, but in making necessary repairs during a race. It makes a great tune up for F.O.R.O.A.'s big Mai-ch enduro, the Florida 400 at the Crowder Pits in Tallahassee. Race day was a beautiful day with the sun shining, a slight breeze blowing, and the temperature was in the sixties. After the registration was completed · and the drivers' meeting conducted, the cars went out on a parade lap. The parade lap dropped the entry by one, as J .R. Lindsay had problems on the lap and was unable to star.t the race. With the rest of the field on the starting line, the green flag dropped and the racers roared off on the first of the fifty laps. Dennis Ard, t lass 1, J .R. Taylor, D class, and Ken Burkert in Class 1-2-1600 each picked up the lead in their respective classes. As things really began to roll in Class 1, Mike Hester, in his Street and Sand Toys entry, and Danny Hahn mixed it up during the third lap. Hester flipped and lost a little time, but everything turned out OK. Danny Hahn broke an axle during the fifth lap, and he then joined the ranks of the spectators for the rest of the day. Dennis Ard started things off right in the Class 1 lead, and, using all of his driving skills, extended his leading distance with each lap. Later on in the race, Dennis decided that he had such a good lead, he would take it easy and cruise the rest of the way. But, things don't always turn out the way you expect them to, as Dennis found out. Ard lost oil and burned up his engine towards the end of the race. Driving his two seatChenowth in Class 1, Jimmy Crowder started out great, and he was very consistent throughout the race. He didn't seem to be having any problems, until he came around the last tum on the last lap. It was then he developed engine trouble. Crowder managed to creep across the finish line to take the win in Class 1, and he was a fine fourth overall. Crowder was followed in Class 1 by Mike Hester, then Dennis Ard, as neither Danny Hahn or Scott Haire were in motion at the finish. The 1-2-1600 action started with Ken Burkert leading the pack, and he led the class from start to finish. Ken took it easy and did not have any troubles throughout the race. Bob Bohres also had a good day without any problems. On the other hand, Bruce Bennett dropped out during the fifth lap when he blew his engine, and Bob Broome had a flat tire during his eleventh lap and later broke an ax le on his second from the last lap. Buddy Taylor and Danny Vassilev were head to head for the better part of the day, exchanging positions periodically. But, when it was all over, Ken Burkert not only took first place in C lass 1-2-1600, but he won first overall honors as well. Buddy ·Taylor brought his 1-1600 in for second place, both in the class and overall. Danny Vassilev came across for third in class, followed by Bob Bohres. Bob Broome was sixth in class followed by Bruce Bennett and Kent Hollingworth. The largest class of the day was D with 17 starters and a lot of wild action. Marty Pounds had some engine troubles, but he kept going, but Tom Gundek broke a front wheel during his second lap and called it a day. Sam Pace was going full bore until he did a neat end over end, and. while Sam came out of it with no problem, the buggy had two broken shocks. This didn't stop Sam, and he continued to race. Joe Cunningham flipped his D car twice in the same place going around an S curve. Once this occurred during the fifth lap, and the second endo was during the twelfth lap. The early leader, J .R. Taylor, had a blown engine. It took his pit crew seven minutes and twenty seconds to change engines and put J.R. back on the track again. Oddly, J .R. had the same thing happen to him during the Crowder Pits race last September. Clay Hurst, visiting from Georgia, had the cod and distributor go out during his third Jap; Mark Oliver didn't seem to be having any problems, nor was Gene Windham. Alan Bromley drove his last six laps with a bent tie rod, not to mention that he also ran out of gas about twenty yards from the finish line. Mark Surgine was doing a great job until he lost the clutch, ending his race day. Jerry Allen managed to go off the track into the weeds, and his engine screen was covered with grass causing his buggy to overheat. Scott Gundeck was nice enough to tow in Karl Knight, when Karl had serious carburation prob-lems on course. D class racing is always full of excitement. When it was all over for the class, Marty Pounds won top honors and Pounds was also a fine third overall driving 1200 ccs. Mark Oliver was second in class with Gene Windham right on his tail for third.John Hanson nabbed fourth and J.R. Taylor climbed back up through the field to take fifth. Not long after the checkered flag fell, the trophies and other presentations were handed out to the racers. Everyone headed home for a brief respite. F.O.R.D.A. does not schedule a race in February, as the whole club gets ready for the Florida 400 on March 23 at the Crowder Pits in Tallahassee. Dusty Times II '

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Driving hard, Buddy Taylor sails his 1600 past the D car of Richard Dickens. Taylor not only was second in class, but second overall! Bob Bohres had a good run in his 1-1600, a very competi-tive class in F.O.R.D.A. racing, and Bohres ended up fourth at the end of the enduro. Pounding over the rough outback, the D cars of Mark Oliver, ahead, and the early leaderJ.R. Taylor both finished well, Oliver second in class and Taylor was fifth. Dusty Times March 1985 Page 27

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How to Find a Sponsor · with all the information for them to make a decision; leave them with few questions. The proposal or promotional package is like a resume, in fact your resume will be part of the proposal. Now if English literature was not your best subject or your own writing will not project the professional image you desire, go to _a public relations firm or local writer and spend the necessary money to get together and want to sell it, you'll have t'o have prospects .. Awareness counts! Remain aware of what you are doing. Just like when you are on the track and you know, without looking; where your opponent is, · then also be aware of the compe-tition's quest for sponsorship and remain aware of what each of your team is doing to promote the team. Check in with the team and friends to see if they have met or heard of someone that might be of interest to the program. If so, call those people and offer to explain the program. This could lead to someone knowing someone of importance or at least give you practice at refining your presentation. Most racers don't jump into racing; they seem to evolve from weekend outings until they begin mastering their sport and then the alluring effect of competition sort. of draws them into racing events. Once you are a bona fide race addict it's not long before financial realities get you to thinking about some help to pursue your sport further. After all, winning a race is not as exciting as winning the champ-ionship, is it? . Sponsor search is complicated and time consuming. It is not an endeavor for the impatient. But anyone that is seeking major sponsorship probably has already spent years towards attaining their goal. Attaining· goals is the secret to finding a supporter for your . program. One needs to form a strategy and have written goals to achieve, one step at a time. Looking for a sponsor can be rewarding if you are the type of professional that is well organized and have the ability to create a winning image for the organization that invests in your program. Winning races and working countless hours preparing your racer is not enough .to attract those badly needed sponsor dollars. Racers are required to organize their team and conduct themselves in a businesslike .manner. This professionalism will help create a favorable image to impress the countless prospective firms seeking unique ways to promote their product. Why do they seem so hard to find if there are countless prospects out there? Remember the old saying of "can't see the tree for the forest;" it holds true here. Every business is a prospect because you can give them a fresh set ofleaves so they will stand out as a winner among their competiuon. Companies asso-ciated with racing use the racirig image to project themselves as aggressive winners within their own industry. Companies seemingly unre-lated to racing make ideal prospects. Something as remote as a plumbing supply can benefit through association with a racing program. Using their team in an advertising campaign will make them stand out as winners and offer them a unique for~ of entertainment for their retailers and employees. With some imagination on your part you can find numerous ways to relate racing to the competiveness of doing business. The main reason anyone would invest in your program is for a return on their investment. The bes_t way for you to make money for your client is to project a good image. Corpora-tions want someone on their team that will make them look good to the public as well as win races. When they enter into a client r~tionship they want their team to stand out as professionals and project an image that says come ride with a winner. This winning association handled properly, will create business for your client. So how do you create an image that will sell products? You conduct your team profes-sionally and in a businesslike manner. Even in conversation you plug your sponsor's products. You go out of your way to promote your sponsor · and your type of racing. Running a racing program for your investor demands that you create a favorable image while wearing all the hats of driver, manager, mechanic, accountant, market-ing representative and publicist. Organized properly this and more can be attained. If you 4430 N. Dixie Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33334 Distributors of Off Road Parts & Accessorie's • A.T.L. Fuel Systems • A.M.S. Brakes • Berrien • Bug Pack • Centerline • Chenowth • Dellorto Carbs • ·Fox Shocks • Fun co Race Cars· • Kennedy Clutch • K & N • Mastercraft • Mecca/Accusump • Neal • 0uterwears • Phoenix Fire Syst. • Saco Products • Simpson Safety • Summ~rs Bros. • Super Boot • Total Seal Rings • V.D.0. Gauges • Weber Carbs • Weld Wheels • Wright Place Page 28 (305) 772-~ 171 • (305) 491-8085 Legal in California for racing vehicles which may never be used upon a highway By Homer Eubanks think about it, you are doing all this now for yourself but you want to be able to do it on a larger scale. Being dedicated to your sport creates enthusiasm and this enthusiasm flows over into every aspect of your life. You must join and be active in organizations that affect your sport. Attending these meetings will expose yourself to those "in the know" about your type of racing and hopefully they can supply you with some hot prospects. Besides, the more knowledgeable you are about the sport, the better image you can project for your client. Educate yourself! Know yourself and how to sell a program. A course on marketing would not hurt. Get some help in organizing your strategy. Look at yourself objectively ~nd capitalize on your str~mg pomts and work on your weakness. When you step into the winners circle you must be the best agent, for yourself and your client. Say you hear about someone interested in sponsoring a racing program and you wonder how you should approach them. The best approach is 'to go directly to the top; the owner or president of the company. But you say you have a friend that works for the company and he said he would tell the company all about you. It's alright to start pitching from the inside but you want to project your business manner and submit a proposal at the top and this will show them you know how to conduct business. Your proposal will state what you can do for them and how much it will cost. Supply them · the image your team deserves. In the proposal you want to state how, if effectively utilized, your team can give their company a winning image to base their advertising campaign on. Also detail the penefits of corporate and employee entertainment and how sales incentives can be implemented. Be sure and include demographics, and the ge0graphic locations and dates of events in which you compete. The unique aspect of a racing program is that the best results are •obtained through total sponsorship backed with a full scale campaign; but positive results • can be achieved with special promotions on a race by race involvement. In your proposal, insert your resume detailing your career wins and state personal objectives. Don't forget to outline projected expenses for the year. Most of all, instill in your prospect's mind how his investment will be returned in new sales or newly generated repeat business. Know some-thing about the company so you can relate how your team could benefit them. Avoid mistakes before they happen; be sure you have simple matters such as the name of the person in charge spel~ed correctly. Keep organized notes on any prospects. Make a mailing list of prospects. Anytime you read or hear of a name that might help, get their title and address and store it on your list. Once you -have gathered your team image Once you have a prospect, set up a meeting and go prepared. Dress appropriately and take with you an outline of the proposal and be prepared with a short presentation that touches on the highlights of how your team is a good investment for them. Make the presentation short but factual and be sure to cover everything. If the presentation was informative the prospect should have few questions. While the mood is right try to get a commitment from them then. Staying organized is the key to succeeding at any endeavor. Lay out a course to follow and stick with it. Make your plan as simple as possible. Leave some room for minor changes but stick with your original plan. Another important factor to consider is staying in good physical shape. More than likely you are already working 40 hours at your present job and your new duties will require an extreme a·mount of energy to keep up the pace. Design your strategy. Set goals and write them down for review. Not everyone will be rewarded with total sponsorship. But, with an organized effort it will reward you for your effort, but you'll have to start now. -------'----------LOOK, YOU \JANffD A SPONSOR ... I GOT YOU A SPONSOR. NO\J K\JifCHERBITCHEN f March 1985 Dusty Times I'

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-, · June 1 5, 1 99'5 -Location to be Announced. For Complete lnforr:natiori -contact: , .. SCORE CANAD-A 390 Chemin Dulac, Lery, Quebec, J6N1A3, Canada Phone: 514-692-6171 .

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A.O.R.R.A~ RACING IN PHOENIX Short Course Action at Deer Va-lley Text & Photos: Daryl D. Drake After a rainy Saturday night and on the heels of the Parker Bliziard, Sunday, February 10th, dawned bright and clear, warming to the mid-70's for the first short course event held at Phoenix's Deer -Valley Cycle Park. Sanctioned by the newly-formed American Off Road Racing Association, and offering a 100% payback to the Pro's., this race drew some of the best in the West including Larry Ragland, Doc Ingram, and Larry Noel. The sunshine and a TV-radio media blitz in the four days preceding the race brought out a big crowd of spectators that strained the park's facilities. Bikes· and ATV's took the NEW SAND BUGGY SHOCKS Replace those heavy coil-over shocks on your sand buggy with.these new beatities. SAND SH OKS have adjustable weight capacity and proven off road shock valving. These shocks were designed,specifically for use.on the mid engine and rear engine coil over style chassis. They have been extensively tested in the dunes at Glamis, CA. Rear shocks are 16¼0 long; front shocks are 12¼" long. DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED MARVIN SHAW PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 29300 3RD, LAKE ELSINORE, CALIF. 92330 Telephone: 714/674-7365 Page 30 morning slot, and promoter Roger Jones and company kept the program moving. The cars' practice session was about forty minutes late, but everyone had a chance to run a few laps. (Unfortunately, not Mark Giebelhaus, who, on the first jump, lost a new tranny.) The course started on Deer Valley's quarter-mile oval's front straight, then jumped out for a short sashay before jumping back into the oval and down the back straight, which was broken up by a fast jump. It then took a fly-away jump over the bank for some high speed flights before heading down into a cross grain wash and onto some raw earth. Next came some silt beds, which progressively worsened through-to the end when they became impossibly rutted. Maybe they imported same from Nevada. Then a set of ditches put the cars back in the air and onto hard pack leading back into the oval's infield where they headed over three more jumps in front of the grandstands. I'd estimate the track to be about 1.8 miles in length, fast, with plenty of room to p_ass. Two Pro motos and two combined Sportsman/ Beginner motos made up the card, each twenty minutes long, with the second moto start an .invert of the first moto's start. The Class ls left first before the Class 2s. The Class 1 Unlimited line-up put Doc Ingram in the Skoal March 1985 John Gardner lands on the nose after leaping out of the double ditches, en route to the Pro Class 2 title in the Chaparral tandem racer. All the 1-1600s had troubles on the tough course, but Gene Greenlee broke later than the rest and ended up winning.the class in the Brandwood. Larry Noel ran hot and fast in the Kennedy/Noel pre-runner, t:iut an ignition switch failure put paid to his effort in the second moto. Dusty Times

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fourth with Person fifth. Miller was a DNF. The line-up for the first Sportsman/Beginner moto shaped up like this: Class 1, Steve McAnn in the Woods Off Road Products/ AZ Dust Devils Vulcan with Class l-1600's Joe Bedore in the Sunland Custom· Buggies Chenowth and Jeff Sanders in the SuperSeats/ Woods Off Road Products Beard's-framed Special. The dust was thick on the back section of the course. Here Pro Class 1 overall winner Larry Ragland, Chaparral, leads Gene Greenlee into the silt beds. McAnn led the moto wire to wire. Sanders pushed hard but couldn't get by. He then got a flat and slowed but held off Bedore. Alone in Sportsman 2, Emmett Warren in another Sunland Custom Buggy motored to his win. Doc Ingram was looking good in the Skoal Bandits Chaparral, until the second The biggest Sportsman class moto when Greg Geiser rolled on top of him, leaving tire t;acks on the roo!-was 2-1600 with ~ Bandit Chaparral on the pole with Don Kolt and his Arizona Car Washes' Chaparral and Glen Greer in the Bruce Greer Construction Chenowth along-side. Behind them was Larry Ragland in the Palmer Custom ,-Speed Chenowth Magnum and Hugh Morrison in the Off Road Buggy Supply car. Kolt took the lead and enjoyed a comfortable margin for the first ten minutes of the moto. But Ragland, using some fine sprintcar style, passed Kolt in the infield · as they caught up with traffic. The crowd was on its feet by now and Ingram squeezed past Kolt for second. Greer was way back at fourth. Morrison DNF'd when the thick dirt plugged his carb. Next off were the Class 1-1600s. Greg Geisor in the Sandhawk/USA Sports Sand-hawk, Dale Fowler with the -Palmer's Custom Speed Chapar-ral and Mike Williams' Funco made up the first row with Gene Greenlee in the Bugworld/Karl's Kus tom VW /Pat Hughes Performance Brandwood in back. ~ Fowler was out front for seven minutes until he made a spectacular crossed:up flight off one of the infield jumps and landed hard enough to shear off his right rear wheel and send it bounding across the track and into oncoming traffic. Bouncing right over Mike Williams' head, . it luckily caused no mishaps. Greenlee then worked his way into first, then lost his front end when a trailing arm broke. Williams was stopped by dirt in the distributor and Geisor had motor troubles, so all · were DNFs. Onto the Class 2s, the biggest Pro class with six entries, since three Bajas ran as Twos. John Gardner .in the C&G Construc-tion/Gardner Heating & Refrigeration Chaparral Tan-dem, William Miller in his Woods Vulcan and Dan Spencer in another Chaparral Tandem were followed by Larry Noel in the Noel Plastering/Kennedy and Noel Construction Baja, Brad Person in the Diehl Construction/Dirtrix/Giant Off Road Centers Baja and Pete Sohren in the latest Sohren . Ceramic Tile/Dirtrix Baja. Gardner took the hole shot and .held a strong lead until he suffered a flat rear tire. Meanwhile, Noel had moved into second and was really pressuring Gardner. He soon got by as did Sohren. Spencer was Dusty Times -OFF ROAD R.A-CING -A.D.R.A~ 'CHAMP SERIES 1985-RACE SCHEDULE-3 Divisions at all Races -::-P·ro -::-Sportsman -::-· u B . ,, ~ . ·f•· eg1nner -,.-'Cl~sses 1-2-4-5-5/ 1600 7.;.9.10-1600 Ltd. '\: /~ A.D.R.A. & Challenger Class · 1Pra & Sportsman! PRO POINTS CHALLENGE ADRA Contributioin: $100 per Race Driver ·contribution: $20 per Race 1984 Total Was $5,190.00 Buggies -Bajas 4x4 Plus 3 Special Beginner Classes See Aa'ce Posters For Details SPORTSMAN Mini Trucks POINTS CHALLENGE • . Driver Contribution: $10 per race ~Big Trucks 8'a~~~!'e',c!!@g~~~~~@'g2a~ January 4" 5, 1985: New Year Grand Prix, Short Course, Canyon Raceway Park . January 12, 1985: Awards,Banquet, Pinnacle Peak Patio Steak House Scottsdale February 16, 1985: 8th Annual Hassayampa 1 oD, .Wickenburg, Arizona March 16, 1985: · April 20, 1985: June 8, 1985: August 31, 1985: 9th Annual Penasco 100, Rocky Point, Mexico 2nd Annual "Loma 150" Point to Point, San Luis to El Gaito, Mexico (Just South of Yuma, AZJ 2nd Annual Cinder Lake 150, Flagstaff; Arizona 8th Annual "Giant Off Road Centers" Snowflake Buggy Bash, Snowflake, Arizona October 19, 1985: , 9th Annual Penasco 150, Rocky Point, Mexico December 7, 19Q5: 9th Annual Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare 'n Hound, · Mexico· (Just South of Lukeville, AZJ January 11, 1986: Annual Awards Banquet ~~ADRAl6O2J252-19OO~/-~ March 1985 Page 31

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/ The second motos were muddy in spots due to the water trucks, but Travis Rackley held a level flying attitude and won Beginner 2-1600 honors. Keith Jaeger, Peg McKensie and the Dirtrix Baja were the stars of the Sportsman/Beginner motos, with impressive finishes and the Class 5 points win. The enthusiastic crowd was on its feet during the Pro motos, and Pete Sohren, running in Pro 2, put his Baja Bug home second on points. CAREFUL! WE.'RE CONTAGIOUS CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WliH BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42066-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 92390 (714) 676-2066 . Page 32 Despite a flat tire in the first Sportsman moto, Jeff Sanders ran up front all day, and he won the Sportsman 1-1600 title on points. of the' first lap. Noel and Sohren held him off for a few laps. The Diehl Construction Baja's lack of power caught Person sideways with his outside tires in a rut and he did a slow roll. This put him down a couple of laps before the turtle was righted and rolling again. Sohren then stopped with a stuck float and half the engine flooded. Gardner set his sights on Noel and got by. Noel then went out·with a broken ignition switch. Sohreh finally cleared out his engine and at the checkered it was Gardner, Sohren and Person. In the second Sportsman/ Beginner Moto, McAnn won Class 1 dragging his dangling left front wheel across the finish line. Sanders took 1-1600 after Bedore DNF'D. Keith Jaeger ran real strong, finishing ahead of Sanders in his Baja. Phil Everhard was the only 2-1600 running at the finish. Attrition pad been high with only four cars . running out of eleven starters.-Steve McAnn finished the second moto dragging a wheel, and found a mudhole too, but he still won the Class 1 Sportsman championship. While we waited for the announcement of the day's overall winners, I talked with many of the drivers and they praised the first time effort of A.O.R.R.A. and Deer Valley Cycle Park, and they said they looked forward to more races at the facility . In overall results in the Pro division it was: Class 1 - Larry Ragland, Don Ko!t, Doc Ingram and Glen Greer. Class 1-1600 -Gene Greenlee, Mike Williams. Class 2 -John Gardner, Pete Sohren, Brad Person and Larry Noel. ~ four entries. Phil Everhard in the Apache Floors' Brandwood, Rick Lahr's Wild Off Road Racing Vulcan and Tony Capanear in the AZ Allied Mech. and Shore machine were in front with Gary Cohen in the Palmers Custom Speed/ Trick Oas/ AZ Dust . Devils alongside two Beginner 2-1600's belonging to Guy Jones and Travis Rackley in back. And starting last and alone in Sportsman 5, was the black Dirtrix-built Baja of Keith Jaeger. He was hot, and soon worked his way to third OA behind Sanders. Keith's ready to move up to the Pro dJvisiohs if he can get some sponsorship. Anybody listening? Maybe Keith should read the article on sponsorship elsewhere in this issue of Dusty Times. Everha,rd went on for the 2-1600 win after Cohen lost ·the tranny, the silt beds swallowed Capanear and Lahr broke down. Rackley ,took the Beginner win after a broken kingpin stopped Jones.i Conditions were getting dusty now, so track officials called the water trucks out before the beginning of · the second Pro moto. This then made things very slippery for a time and cars went every which direction off the ~tart. Somehow Greg Geisor ended up on top of Doc Ingram and the pair locked together, blocking the track. This resulted in the red flag coming out and a slight delay as the cars regrouped. Ingram and Geisor we're okay and able to continue. Ragland opted to start -at the back of the pack this time also. In fact he got behind the 1-1600s for the restart. Five minutes into the moto he was out in front where he stayed to the end. Always the consummate Sportsman, Larry stopped at the halfway mark to offer assistance to the stalled Baja of Larry Noel. But Noel waved him on and· March 1985 Ragland sailed to the checkered flag. Kolt ran well in second and Doc Ingram cai:ne in a close third. Greer. had more troubles but finished. Greenlee had carb troubles but hung on to finish ahead of Williams who had more problems with his car filling up· in the silt. Geisor flipped io a turn and couldn't get the motor to restart. In Class 2 this time around, the Bajas left first, but Person was running a small motor and Gardner was in third by the end Overall winners in the Spor.tsmah .and Beginner divisions were: Class 1 - Steve McAnn. Class 1-1600 -Jeff Sanders. Class 2 -Emmett Warren. Class 2-1600 - Phii Everhard. Class 5 -Keith Jaeger. Beginner 2-1600 -Travis Rackley. Gary Cohen was going along very well in the Sportsman 2-1600 class, but his transmission went out late in the first moto. Dale Fowler struggles out of his Chaparral to check the damage after a hard landing. He was out of 1-1600 action for the rest of the day. Dusty Times

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INDIAN DUNES BITES THE DUST The Huge Off Road Vehicle Park Closes the Gates For nearly lS-years off roaders, primarily bike riders, have enjoyed racing every weekend on a variety of courses within the co·nfines of the enormou·s desert style motor-cycle park just north of San Fernando, within an easy drive of greater Los Angeles. Indian Dunes Park in Valencia, CA . opened in 1970 and soon became a haven for recreational riding, vehicle testing and the like, as well as organized racing. Then, as riow, the open land around· Los Angeles was closing fast for vehicle usage. · With the closing of Saddle-back Park in Orange County last year,Jhe demise of Indian Dune Park leaves the off roaders with no place to go in the Los Angeles area. February 17 marked the last day of racing at Indian Dunes, and the AMSA race for cars scheduled for that date was hastily postponed, as the bikes and 3 wheelers filled the place to capacity. The owners of the property, Newhall Land and Farming Co., gave no explanation for the decision to suspend operations after 15 years. A company official said the decision had been difficult, and was· made for operational and economic reasons. Walt James, who has managed the facility since it opened, remarked that he believes the park was doomed by spreading development and The back side of the oval last year had some tricky jumps, as Jeff Elrod pushed his 81,1g hard and almost beat all the buggieif in the main event. ' · AMSA's 1200cc D Class was very popular in the late 1970s. Jerry Lawless won the Saturday night race at the July 1978 two day meet. Dusty Times rising property values. The company, spokesman said there are no immediate plans for the property, and it might reopen under different auspices. Many of the racers on hand on the final day of activity figured the closing was due to the same , problems that closed Saddleback-Park ... too many lawsuits because of injuries suffered on the property. However, it seems the extensive use of the facility by movie and TV companies will continue at Indian Dunes. The trend in the west of the closing of established recrea-tional vehicle areas creates a serious problem, particularly for family fun runs. At the same time that both Saddleback and Indian Dunes are closed, and the two par.ks absorbed many· hundreds of bikers each weekend, a special Los Angeles Police Department detail has been established to patrol the hills above the San Fernando Valley, the same area as Indian Dunes. Recently the police have cited as many as 60 riders in a day for illegal use of the trails. Now, these folks have no place to ride legally, and no doubt more and more will head for the hills and the problems of trespassing on public land by off road vehicles will increase. Oyer the years Indian Dunes was the home of the AMSA Alta Baja series, with special poir:its awarded to northern California drivers and to southern Cali-fornia drivers with the division geographically just below Fresno. Jim Webb, President of AMSA, had a keen long short course that used part of the motocross track as well as a long straight over the river bottom -sand, a water crossing or two, the-works. ·1t was a real desert style short course, suited to all kinds of off road cars. Last year Webb also organized a fun style stadium type race on a twisting track that used part of the oval motorcycle flat track. The sudden closing of Indian Dunes caught unlucky AMSA March 1985 In July of 1978 ~MSA ran a two day event at the Park on the long course. Here the 5-1600s mix itup with eventual winner Pepe Rodriguez about to pass Dave Phillips heading into the motocross loop. Almost everyone in racing tried the.sands of Indian Dunes over the years. Here Mickey Thompson, #82, moves up on Rick Zermani in open class action on the river bottom section of the course in 1978. · The oval track was a big hit for AMSA a year ago. Ron Carter, right, won all the marbles, and here he jumps past Jim Fishback, Sr. at the finish line. with a ·very late breaking thereareafewpicturesfromthe postponement of the first of its early AMSA races at Indian short course events for 1985. Dunes, and from the most recent Coverage of that race was AMSA. event at the Park in planned for this issue. Instead February of 1984. CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER H__OUSE ., CROWN MFG. - RAPID COOL -• : '.Q• · .• •. - _ TRI MlL - WESTERN AU'fO TIRES BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE ~HEWLAND - PORSCHE TIJRBO C/V Ollro■d R■ceear \))I" BEARD SEATS~ PA_RKER PUMPER Parts & Accesson•5 TECTIRA Tl~ ~ ~UPER TRAPP GEM GEARS-KYB SHOCKS,:--: ,SWAY-A-WAY TRANSAXLE,PARTS ,-KC HILITES·- McKENZIE AIR FILTERS - WRIGHT PLACE'"- DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT.-'- NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE RtJCl"'G M,Hi ll S SWAY·A •WAYcp., ~ I BEFORE YOU BUY -TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I 12945 SHERMAN WAY -NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 (818) 765-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page 33

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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL PARIS-DAKAR RALLY Mitsubishis Triumph Over the 11,0.00 Kilometer Marathon with a lot of sand ans! a long distance to cover. Fastest on the special stage was Pescarolo, only seconds in front of Lapeyre's Quattro, with Rigai's similar car third. Cowan stopped four times because a turbo pipe was working loose, Zaniroli paused to make sure his teammate could Rover gaining the best time. Things were getting impossibly difficult. By the evening it was estimated that forty motorcycles and one hundred and twenty cars were stranded. So, the organizers' most pressing pr,oblem was to make sure everyone was found. Text & Photos: Martin Holmes -· continue, and it was here that The cars had been expected to arrive at Kiffa on Friday evening, but by Saturday morning only thirteen cars and twenty-one motorcycles were there. According to the provisional results being issued from the rally press office in Paris, all the big trucks were now running over their time limit. It was time to wait, find the missing, and make plans to re-route the rally ' so the cars could get to Dakar in time for the scheduled finish on Tuesday. ----------------------------------------Colsoul fell back with punctures. Both Fougerousse and Marreau lost time with navigational problems. The rally reached Nema on the Wednesday night. On Thursday a high wind came up, and visibility was so' bad that when the cars reached Oualata, halfway through a special stage, the organizers stopped them there and then. Competitors were held until 1500 hours, and those who had arrived were taken in convoy as far as Enji, where instead of tackling the scheduled special stage to Tichit, the cars stopped for the night. The remainc;ler of the stage was to be tackled the following morning. The schedule for Friday had been to drive from Tichit via Tidjikja to Kiffa by way of two special stages. The interruptions therefore meant that three, not two stages, a total of 900 km, would have to be run, but this was impossible in the time available. On the postponed stage the fastest driver was the The overall winner of the seventh Rally Paris-Dakar, Patrick Zaniro/i was first on the road in the later sections. Here he Belgian Bo steels in a Toyota BJ leads his teammate, and second overall finisher, Andrew Cowan away from a control point to the eventual Mitsubishi · 45, with Cowan, Fougerousse While the rest of the world waited for news, the survivors encamped at Kiffa and waited for instructions.· Missing was Lapeyre, his Quattro h: ving been delayed a long time ._,ecause of sand damage to the transmission. On Saturday, the event organizer, Thierry Sabine, issued a statement saying that the sections after Nema would not count towards the classification, so that the positions at Nema would stand until the rally had been regrouped at Kiffa and could contiue as planned. Opel was thrown into confusion. Both of their cars had been classified at Nema, where Colsoul was third and Weber thirteenth. They started preparations to make the cars mobile, in case it was possible to get them into Dakar. Unfortunately, the Opels were still stuck in the desert. Andrew Cowan, however, was relieved. The break gave him a chance to _tr_iu_m_p_h_. _______________________ _ ______________ 1 and Zaniroli within seconds of each other just behind. Marreau was delayed for two hour-s and Colsoul for some nine hours. The Mitsubishi Pajeros gained a convincing one-two victory for utility vehicles over the rally cars at the 1985 l,:'aris-Dakar Rally. Thirty-four year old Frenchman Patrick Zaniroli and his teammate, the forty-eight year old veteran Scot, Andrew Cowan ( delayed in the opening stages by fuel and battery problems) in their Nikon sponsored four wheel drive cars cruised round the last ten days of the 12,000 kilometer African marathon. They finished well ahead of the Jordan sponsored Toyota FJ 60 of Pierre Fougerousse and the similar Chopp sponsored car of Jean-Jacques Ratet, who took over fomth place on the final day, when the Pacific Land Rover 110 -V-8 of Henri Pescarolo broke its engine close to the finish line at Dakar. In accord with many predictions, the sections in Mauritania proved to be very tough, with sandstorms so fierce that many stages had to be cancelled. After th~ early sections in Algeria when the lead was held by Bernard Darniche, Audi Quat~ro, who was delayed by clutch trouble, and then retired with a rear axle problem, and Jean-Pierre Gabreau ( whose Land Rover 110 had engine trouble), Zaniroli inherited the lead on the T enere desert section in Niger. This happened when , surprise leader Guy Colso_ul, driving a two wheel drive Opel Manta 400, lost his way on the night section back to Agadez. Zaniroli's fellow Mitsubishi driver Cowan jumped from seventh to second place at the same time. The Belgian driver Colsoul continued in third place through Mali, but when he came to Mauritania his luck disappeared for good. First he was forced to stop three times for punctl!res, then he was reported to have serious ·rear axle trouble. He was finally forced to retire just after Nema with ·overheating due to sand blocking the radiator. His Texaco-Bastos Opel teammate Erwin .Weber was also forced to retire in the same area with the same trouble, after earlier delays in Algeria and Niger. (?ther early C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. C.O.R.E. also has a program of one time guest pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 34 retirements included the whole Pastis Lada Niva team, with their cars fitted with French V-6 motors, and they went out due to front suspension faults. The prototype Mazda 323 Turbo 4x4 Group A car also retired with suspension trouble. Two of the three Porsche 959s were also out before the halfway point, having been delayed by rear suspension trouble, and both Jochen Mass· and Jacky Ickx crashed their cars. On the first special stage of the second leg, from Agadez to Tahoua in Niger, the remaining Rothmans team Porsche 959 of Rene Metge made fastest time by nearly five minutes from Colsoul, but immediately afterwards, was forced to retire with an oil pipe failure. All the time the lead of the Mitsubishis was well controlled; indeed, on the T ahciua section Cowan made fifth best time, some eleven minutes slower than Metge, yet still maintaining his place. The T ahoua section was part of a non-stop run from Agadez across the border to Gao in Mali, and on arrival there Zaniroli was fourteen minutes in front of Cowan, with third place Colsoul forty-eight minutes behind. The last remaining hopes of the rally car enthusiasts rested with Colsoul, the special Renault 18 4x4 of the Marreau brothers, and the French Audi Quattro of Lapeyre, who was seventh overall. Colsoul's was the only two wheel drive car in any of the top positions. From Gao the rally then headed west to Timbukto with no important changes in positions. But, as the rally crossed into Mauritania, so the wind increased, as did the organizational problems. The section to Nema was very hard, March 1985 Fougerousse made best time on the second stage, Lapeyre eventually recovered after losing his way, but delayed was Pescarolo, who had front transmission failure on his Land Rover and was reported stuck in the sand. The third stage was run, this time Raymondis' Range change his gearbox. . On Sunday the cars set out again, this time to head for Kayes, which was to have been a · rest stop on Saturday, and on to Kedougou in South Senegal. This Apparently there are "buggies" in the race, and the Cofran driven by Claude Arnoux came in 20th overall, and was the best placed of any 2 wheel drive vehicle. ' This Mercedes Unimog hardly looks like a race car, but Karl-Friedrich and Jost Capito came in a wild 11th overall, and took top heavy truck honqrs, and also the best truck finish under ten tons. ( Dusty Times

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section was split in two. On the first part Raymondis once more made the best time, but he was forced to retire from the event on the second stage when he hit a tree. On Monday the rally headed for Dialakato, and Marreau was delayed and fell behind -Ratet. This was the only part of the event this year which could be described as jungle, and it was the undoing of the big trucks. Jan de Rooy, the former rallycross driver, had been leading the heavy truck division of the event from the start in his massive, 780 bhp, twin engine OAF, but now he found the route was impassable. On many occasions he had to climb out of his vehicle to cut away tree branches, and at the end of the stage he arrived beyond his maximum time allowance. This meant he was given a fifteen hour penalty, which dropped him behind the little Mercedes Unimog of Karl-Friedrich Capito. De Rooy's only consolation was that he was still leading the ov,er ten ton class among the trucks. Claude and Bernard Marreau came in fifth overall in the Renault 18 4 x 4, the only passenger car, rally type of any make in the top ten overall. On Tuesday, the final day, the rally started in the morning with a stage only 80 km long on the sands of the Atlantic shore, ~hich stretched to the finish at Dakar. It was the scene of more heartbreak when the Land Rover driven by Pescarolo stopped, the second member of the team to have engine failure. This stage is a traditional spectacle on the beach and was due to be held in front of thousands of visitors who had arrived on package tours from Europe. Finally the three week long agonies were over. The Paris-Dakar Rally has truly captured the imagination of the motorsport wodd in a few years time. The statistics show .Jan de Rooy and Thierry de Saulieu led the big truck class in the enormous OAF until the lone jungle section. where the trees were too thick to let the truck through. They did finish 15th overall and won t,he honor of best truck though. They_ did finish 15th overall and won the honor of best truck over ten tons. In contention all the way, Pierre Fougerousse (219) enjoys a rest stop in a Toyota pit in the outback. Fougerousse finished a fine third overall. The winning Mitsubishi of Patrick_Zaniro/i slides through a desert control, an instant village much like off road race checkpoints in tl]e middle of nowhere. Dusty Times that it is indeed the world's toughest .enduro run. Last January a total of 568 vehicles started o·ut bravely from France. There were 337 in the combined car and off road vehicle division, 150 motorcycles, 56 heavy duty trucks, and 25 service vehicles. Yes, on this event the service vehicles enter the rally in order to keep up with their cars. Starting on New Year's Eve, and finishing in Dakar on January 22, the rally took a heavy toll. Only 51 vehicles of any" description were classified as finishers. There were 24-in the cars and off road division, 20 motorcycles, and merely seven big trucks that took the flag officially at Dakar. That is really heavy attrition. Glancing at the results, two facts are readily apparent. French speaking crews and 4x4 vehicles dominate the finishing list for vehicles on four wheels. The elapsed time for even the overall winners makes the times on a Baja 1000 seem like a snap to handle. This year the overall winners _were Patrick Zaniroli and Jean de Silva, driving a Mitsubishi Pajero with a time of 48 hours, 27 minutes flat. Andrew Cowan and Johnstone Syer were second in their Pajero, 26 minutes and 19 seconds behind. Third went to Pierre Fougei;ousse and Daniel Jacque-mard, Toyota FJ 60, five hours and 34 minutes behind the winner. -The results are listed in elapsed time plus the winners time, and if you add 48 and a half hours to some of these times it is frightening. Fourth were Jean-jacques Ratet and Nanouk de - Belabre, Toyota FJ 60, plus 12 hours, 12 minutes, and fifth were Claude and Bernard Marreau, Renault 18 4x4, plus 12 hours, 16 minutes. Sixth was the Range Rover of Gerard Marci and Luc Janssens, plus 13 hours, 35 minutes, and they won the best placed diesel award. Claude Tezekdjan and Robert Della drove a Mercedes 280 GE to seventh, plus 14 hours, 44 minutes, followed by Michel de Deyne/Lucien Beckers, Land Rover 110, plus 21 hours, 19 minutes. · Remember that some of these times include the heavy penalties for course infractions, but they still sound like a long time on the road. In ninth were Stephane Bosteels and Georges Vannes-lande in a Toyota BJ 45, plus 22 hours, 30 minutes, and Jean Boucher and Jaques Villepigue were tenth in a Mercedes 280 GE, plus 23 hours, 14 minutes. In eleventh overall, and the victor in the truck division were March 1985 The surprise leader in the early African stages was Guy Co/soul, with his two wheel drive Opel Manta 400, which did retire very late in the rally. Karl-Friedrich Capito and Jost Capito in the Mercedes Unimog, the best truck under ten tons too, plus 29 hours and 54 minutes. Jan de Rooy and Thierry de Saulieu took the massive twin engined OAF to 15th overall, and the best truck over ten tons, with a plus 41 hours, 4 7 minutes. The award -for the best modified,production rig went to the Land Rover 110 of Jerome Boussier and Pierre Faucher, plus 42 hours, 10 minutes. The best finishing two wheel drive vehicle was the Cofran Buggy of Claude Arnoux and Alain Bod et, plus 46 hours, 59 minutes. A Mitsubishi Pajew also captured the award for the best "Marathon" standard production vehicle, driven by Bernard Fraud and Jean-Louis Alor, plus 50 hours and 22 minutes, which is more than two full days-behind the overall winners. However, they do not finish on different days in the rally world. At every break of any time span, the rally is regrouped and the ranks closed. What that means is the teams running late get no rest to speak of at the stops, while the front runners often enjoy a real rest and some sleep. Stand by for some real factory interest in America in this unique, one of a kind rally that crossed more than a dozen countries on two continents this year. WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH ... 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OFF ROAD ENGINEERING Fresh Ideas and Hard Work Create Successful Off Road Race Cars By Judy Smith Photos: Judy Smith/Trackside Photo Enterprises The latest O.R.E. design is the quick Renault powered two sealer that made its debut at Parker. Malcolm Smith set the fast time for both Arizona legs in Class 2, and finished fourth in the big field. One of off roa-d's most advanced and innovative race cars comes from a small shop, barely known beyond the boundaries of the San Fernando Valley; Off Road Engineering, of Chatsworth. The two proprietors, Kirk Cartwright, 27, and Greg Lewin, 28, have both spent most of their adult lives immersed in things off road. When Kirk was just barely out of his teens, he was a bike racer, and was working for Sway-A-Way, where he began his education in off road suspension. He moved frail). there to a job as assistant to Brian Skipper, who was building off road race engines at the time. When Skipper moved on from the engine business, Kirk moved over to McKenzie Automotive, where 'he began a long apprenticeship in race prep skills. McKenzie, always known for his thoroughness, was a good teacher. In the meantime, Greg began his education working for TDC, a V olkswag½n repair shop in the Valley, where he got his basic - training. He moved from there to Modern Motors, · during the period when Modern Motors had their phenomenal off road race team, featuring their star single seat driver, ·1van Stewart. Greg was involved in the race prep on Stewart's car, with which he won the Baja 1000 and the 500, in exciting back-to-back victories. When Modern Motors pufled out of off road racing, Greg also moved on to McKenzie Automotive, and there· he finished his race prep training, while developing a friendship with Kirk. While employed at Mc-Kenzie's, the two young men worked on al.I of _the Tracy Valenta Party Ice race cars, and were also responsible for the prep on the old "Blue Bullet", driven to back-to-back wins in the '77 and '78 Mint 400s, by Malcolm Smith and Bud Feldkamp. At McKenzie's they learned, through long tedious hours, about attention to detail Page 36 and plodding thoroughness. Scott McKenzie has one of the best finishing records of any race prep shop in off road history, and it was. well earned. As McKenzie began to back out of active race prep work, Kirk and Greg, having found that they respected each other's skills, and enjoyed working together, began planning to go into the business on their own. Both young men had had some race experience in the years they'd been working in race prep. Kirk had started as a. passenger with Skipper, in Bob Gordon's old two seat buggy, and had then gone on to be a co-driver with Daryl Callaway in Callaway's open class single seater. Then he teamed with Jim Stiles, and is now co-driver with Terry McDonald, in the McDonald single seater. Greg began his race driving career with Don Cole, proprietor of TDC, then teamed with Jean Calvin in her Class 9 car a few times, and from there went with Lloyd and Chet Huffman, co-driving in their Class 2 car. He has since paired with Cam Theriot, in Theriot's Class 2 car, and the team has had an almost perfect record, generally finishing in the · top four. In 1980 Kirk and Greg formed Off Road Engineering (O.R.E.), in a small ·shop in Canoga Park. They gradually built a clientele, and two years later moved to larger quarters in Chatsworth. But they quickly outgrew that address, and in '83 they moved once again, to their present roomy shop in a tidy industrial area of Chatsworth. Their current address is 9720 Cozycroft, in Chatsworth. Having gradually added to their list of satisfied customers, the pair found themselves with a full stable of race cars to prep, a steady stream of updates on older cars, and many miscel-1 a neo us small repair and fabrication jobs. As they solved each new problem, and developed their strengths and skills, they slowly grew to believe that they should be building their own chassis. They had already designed their own version of a YW race car front end, and had installed them on many of their customer's cars, to the satisfaction of all. So they ·began assembling the machines and equipment to build entire chassis. At about this time they took .on an employee, Jim Moulton, a highly skilled fabricator, who worked part time at first, but is now there full-time. Moulton does all the major fabrication for the shop. The ORE chassis became a reality in '84 when Steve Tetrick took possession of his new Class 10 car. Tetrick drove the car to a tie for the Class 10 points championship in the 1984 HORA series. Another ORE The basis for every O.R.E. chassis, this jig table assures that the frame stays flat and square with the ground as it is welded together. March 1985 chassis is the 1600cc single seater of John Swift, with which Swift recently won an AMSA Borrego race overall. In addition, there is the two seat 1600cc car of John Grimes, in which Grimes finished thira in the Baja 1000, in his second race. The Grimes and Tetrick cars live at ORE between races, where they receive a lot of scrutinizing, and thorough prepping, along with Theriot's two seater, the Huffman desert car, Terry McDonald's car and the Hagle brothers very snazzy Class 10 car. Also lined up in the exceptionally clean and. neat shop, are the bare bones of a new Class 1 car for Gregg Symonds, which will feature a 127" wheelbase and will be powered by a six cylinder Porsche motor. Then there's a new 1600cc car for Steve Ferrato on the way, and a Score Challenger chassis about to go together also: The cars are · all basically similar, but each is built to the particular customer's specific'ations. · The current star in their crown is the brand new ORE two seater recently finished for Malcolm Smith. When Malcolm decided he was ready to build a car, he had remembered the careful race prep and fabrication done by Greg and Kirk while they worked at McKenzie's, and he decided they were the ones to build the new racer. Malcolm's last steady ride had been in the great Don Adams Blazer, one of a pair that had thundered into off roaders' hearts for a couple of years. The Blazer is now retired in Colorado, but Malcolm had really loved driving it, especially enjoying all that power, and he wanted a buggy that would give him some of that sensation if possible. · In order to do it he talked to the Renault/ Jeep Sport folks, and came up with a six cylinder aluminum block, fuel injected Renault race motor. He then worked with ORE, and together they came up with the rest of the specs for the new two seater. The car enjoys a Hewland DG300 transmission, built by Mike Mendeola, some special big 935 .5 Porsche Endurance Racing c.v.s, a stock car racing radiator, by Modine Radiator, with a special fan that draws rather than pushes the air through the cooling fins. Power steering is by UMP, two special BMW motorcycle batteries provide the juice, and it has Trick rear trailing arms, with Summers Brothers outboard c.v.s with articulating axles. KC HiLites provide illumination, and it runs on BFGoodrich tires mounted on Jackman wheels. Driver and co-driver ride comfortably in Taylor seats. The front beam is an ORE design, with two Fox shocks on each corner. It's a torsion leaf front end, but one shock on each side is an air shock: which works as a part of the suspension. The front trailing arms, built by Palmer's, in Phoenix, are 2½" longer than stock and 1" wider. The front tiavel is approximately 13½", while.the rear gets 19". In the back there's a Sway-A-Way three stage secondary suspen-sion, which incorporates a sway bar, to hold the car level in turns. Some very special design work was done on the body parts, to provide the best possible aerodynamics. For this .the team, called on the skills of Dale Frye, who ordinarily works on champ . cars, most recently being involved with the Kraco car. Whe,n the best shape~ and m,ost effective placement of air foils had been determined, the metal work was done by D & D Metal, in Canoga Park. The car has a semi-enclosed engine compart-ment, with a small air foil at the rear of the driver's compartment. Kirk Cartwright, who with partner Greg Lewin, started Off Road Engineering in 1980, is caught in a typical pose as he talks about his cars. The shop at O.R.E., always clean and neat, is occupied by finished cars waiting for race prep and new cars in the early stages of construction. Dusty Times

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f This view shows the king sized 935.5 Porsche c.v. joint used _on Malcolm Smith's car, as well as _the adaptor which ties.the He_wland trans to the Renault engine. . Inside the engine compartment of Malcolm Smith's car, a Modine radiator, designed for stock cars, is mounted with a fan that pulls the air through. Tests with and ~ithout the body work have proved to the team that the handling is definitely improved with the bodywork in place. The· engine builder . is Bud Gilbert, who builds mostly race boat motors and is especially familiar with Renaults. Mal-colm's is the same type of motor used in circle boat racing, and they are regularly tested out at 330 hp in the boats. This motor, for openers, was built with 240 horsepower. For its first race, at Parker, the car was practically untested, since the usual new-car last minute changes and adjustments ate up the testing time. Malcolm was unsure of its capabilities, and was heard querying• the ORE folks about how fast they thought he'd be able to take the first few bumps just off the start. Playing it smart and safe has always-been Malcolm's method, and he's won many a race that way. He didn't go charging off into the California desert wildly, instead, he cooled it while he learned the car's limitations. This rear view of the Malcolm Smith racer, with the 6 cylinder Renault engine installed, was taken just minutes before the start of its first race, the Parker 400. Inside the bare frame of the new single seat O.R.E. chassis for Gregg Sym~,nds can be seen the beginning of the installation of the secondary suspension. Dusty Times He had already driven it enough to know that it was nothing like the old beloved Blazer, but he also knew that he liked driving it. Unfortunately, Malcolm hadn't counted on the snow storm. He wore an open face helmet with goggles and had serious troubles with vision as his lenses kept fogging _ up. He made several stops to try to get new goggles, and to clean his, but didn't have much luck, and at the end of the California loop was about a half hour off the pace. His problems had all been with the weather however, as the car had performed perfectly, even enjoying the extra advantage of the fuel injection, which doesn't ice up in wintry storms, as so many of the carbureted cars do. Once back in Arizona, Malcolm gathered up. weather proof-clothes, new goggles, dry gloves, and then, prepared for the worst, went out on the Arizona loops. And it was the worst, as the storm never abated, and the snow got deeper, and the ice got slicker. Nevertheless, at · the finish he said, "That was fun! It's like sprint cars out there." He'd really enjoyed himself on those two loops, sliding the car like a sprinter, and in so doing, recording the fastest time for the Arizona side in the two seat class. His confidence in the new car had · built, he was having a ball, and he finished, all smiles, in fourth place, in the toughest race ever with a brand spanking new car. Certainly Malcolm Smith's fine finish is due in large part to PAINTER HAT Great for pit workers -one size fits all but very large heads -Nifty for children too -$2.50. his immense skill as a driver, but it must also be laid to the fine-honed skills of the ORE team which designed and built the car. We look forward to many fine finishes in their future -not fust with Malcolm's unique car, but also in the other already existing ORE cars, and the ones still on the blocks. Malcolm Smith and co-driver get some help race morning as they stage for the Parker 400. Entrance to the cockpit is through the pop-up roof. Steve Tetrick and Randy Snyder have the first O.R.E. total racer. They started midyear and ended up in a tie for the HDRA Class 10 championship. DUSTY TIMES COVER UPS ALL WEATHER COVERALL. Neck to ankle protection against heavy weather ~ made of water shedding, paper based fabric - will last. through many wgt race weekends if washed gently. One size fits all adults except N.F.L. sizeq men. $8.50. SAFARI HAT Protects tender necks from the sun -:-All cotton bill makes the Safari Hat com-peletly washable. Sizes S, M, L, XL - $6.50. To order send check or money order to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. Specify size on Safari hat. Be sure to include $1.50 for shipping and handling. California residents add 6.5% sales tax. Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery. March 1985 Page 37

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DUSTY TIMES INTERVIEWS . . -DaV1d Kreisler By Brad C. Goodmw Raceco Builder and Race Winner This month Dai•id Kreisler is the subj~cr of the inten•ie«• done by Brad Goodro~·-David started in off road racing at a tender age, and he began in the business as a transmission builder. In recent years he progressed to building the revolutionary Raceco, in the giant economy size. For tim years running Raceco has u·on the Score International accolade of Oritinal Buggy Manufacturer of the Year, testimcmy of its popularity among the desert racers. Dave Kreisler not only builds fast race carS. he drives them fast as well. He is a man completely inv0Li1ed in off road racmg. One of the first and the most successful Racecos was sold to Jim and Billy Wright, who have won numerous desert titles including a couple of overall victories on the Mint 400. DT: Tell us a little about your personal life; where you were born and where you live now. DAVID: I was born in the southern California area, and was raised in Downey. I moved to Orange County for a little while, but I have lived in Downey most of my life. I went to col\ege at Cerritos, and then to Cal Poly, majoring in Electronic Engineer-ing; I worked for RCA Aviation Electronics for about a year, and then decided that Baja looked like more fun. I bought a buggy and pretty much dropped out of the electronic industry. I worked in the buggy industry way back in 1972, and I have been working with Volkswagen and off road cars since then. DT: So, is that how you got your start in off road racing? DAVID: Sure, I started watching the Baja 1000, and taking my little buggy to Baja and trying to race the cars, and thinking I could go faster than they could. Page 38 DT: Are you saying your first race was the Baja 1000? DAVID: Well, that was the race I always wanted to run, but for some reason, when I finally got into off road racing, 'after competing in a couple of the Borrego even ts and the Bonnie & Clyde, and other races way back that were in Nevada, they quit taking the Baja 1000 to La Paz. I ran the early Score races th~t made the loop. I finally got to run the Baja 1000 to La Paz in 1979. That year John Boyer and I won Class 10 driving a Funco. DT: When did you -get started designing and building race cars? DAVID: I think all hobbyists that get into off road racing start thinking about improving their car -making the car better. Immediately I was trying to make my cars better, using other kinds of cars. When I started taking cars to the point that I was so knowledgeable that I was re-designing a lot of the structures of some cars, it was about the same time that Jack Motley had the Raceco West business. I was then trading transmission work for some work at Raceco. They wanted to build a new car, and I wanted to build my own car. At first I designed a longer wheelbase, longer wheel travel car around some of the suspensions I was doing on other kinds of chassis. That was my first Raceco car. Before that car ever raced, Raceco West weri t out of business as a company. Jack Motley was interested in keeping the chassis and the name. My business name was North· American Racing, and Jack offered me the jig, because the car I designed was working good. I had a similar car, the Wright's race car, and so I took over the frame jig and hired one of the guys who had originally worked at Raceco West. I have built my own cars ever since then. DT: When did you get into this building? How did you get started before that? Were you just working on fun buggies when you took over Raceco? March 1985 DAVID: I started VW Unlimited, which is another business in Downey, now owned by Martin Tajra. I did some racing in the early Baja events, and then I started racing with Marty Letner. Marty Letner and I had a shop together, in fact we had three shops together. The last of the three shops is this building. We moved into this shop in.1979, and when-we were looking for a name for this business, I looked across the street and there was North America! Rockwell. So, I thought I would be North American Racing on this side of the street. When Marty Letner and I were racing together, I was winning every race I could enter, and he was winning every race. he could enter. At the same time, I was developing my plans for my own chassis, which is the Raceco now. The Raceco is an evolution of ideas and modern racing designs. A Raceco chassis is a Uving chassis. It is continually improving every year. The cars become more highly modified and the suspensions and chassis designs have to be continually updated. DT: What do you think is coming in the future, in the not too distant future? What are your new big ideas about what it will take to build a competitive race car? You are the one who started making the cars longer, and making the long travel. You are constantly changing. What do you think is going to be the next big breakthrough? Where do you see the racing frames going in the near future? · DAVID:-! see a little more state of the art design, more heat' treatment of the chassis components for higher strength and lighter weight. I see rising rate suspensions which is primarily in the secondary torsion bars, and more different suspension angles that can offer rising rate suspensions, and even more wheel travel yet, especially front end wheel travel. There will be higher horsepower motors and lighter weight power plants. The trend is still the same. It is making a better handling car. Then it needs more horsepower and next it needs a highly developed drive train. The same evolution that has brought us the car we have today is continuing in the same trend. DT: Your cars are on top in desert racing. What do you contribute that to, and what put you over the top? What is it that a:ll of a sudden made your cars winners, and made everyone start buying them? DAVID: Builders were stan-dardizing their cars, and some manufacturers standardized cars. Some have even criticized me because I don't have a standard car or a standard body_ package. When you spend the time and money to standardize one certain design, as f~r as body panels and the · fit of the components, suddenly you are stagnating your ability to update components. If you have a certain body shell, and if your suspension design changes, it still has to fit the same body. DT: You don't seem to have body parts that fit very well. DAVID: That's right. That is why all Racecos are all custom cars that are individually designed for the needs of that chassis. · DT: Does that include suspen-sion, ride, and everything else? DAVID: Absolutely! In the limited engine cars I use lighter weight tubing, and I change the chassis design and triangulation a little bit to accommodate the smaller engine. The different size engines in racing dictate a custom car for the needs of a particular driver and for the class in which he is racing. DT: Would you tell us about the different cars you are doing for the military and some of the oil . companies, cars with different ideas? DAVID: I am trying to work with one individual company as a sales representative for the off road cars, promoting the concept of the technology that is taking place in this area, and how advanced the off road' race cars are. The cars that work well on rugged roads here will wor'k anywhere, and the world is made up of rugged roads. The concept that we are developing here is definitely going to be useful to the rest of the world. We expect to see more and more foreign countries and industries coming to our area looking to utilize our technology learned in off road racing. DT: Perhaps one day the racing production here may take a back seat to these other types of cars in your business. DAVID: I would like to say we hope for just the opposite. We may be able to utilize the contracts and potential money we can make from foreign interests in racing. Class 9 was huge in the 1970s, and Dave Kreisler charged across the Nevada desert often, co-driving with Ron Graham in the 1200cc class. Dusty Times

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Dave Kreisler enjoys racing, and is very competitive. This shot shows well the stock Raceco alloy body panels, often loaned to a customer if he hasn't got a body of his own. DT: Would you use racing as your testing ground? DAVID: Absolutely! We are at a point now where we are eligible for foreign contracts. In fact, right now I am bidding · on contracts versus what some other companies have bid on older style cars, cars not utilizing state of the art components. What I am offering for overseas use utilizes the latest technology in racing today. It will be kind of neat; if there was a big order for these kinds o f cars, then we could produce race car components at production prices. This should eventually lower the cost of racing for all of us . .I expect to see that in our industry. As-an example, Sway-A-Way is selling a large number of torsion bars and components. Therefore their business is growing and their profit too. I am sure they are able to distribute that into the company and keep racers supplied with racing products. · DT: You are also a competitive race driver. What are your favorite moments in driving? What do you like best when you get in a car and take off at the starting line, as a driver, not as a builder? DAVID: Racing is fun. It is more difficult for me now, since I am racing against so many of my customers. That has helped the competition, but still, I have to be careful in racing not to annoy customers. In fact, at the last Frontier 250, with my fun truck, when I went past Danny Letner he was saying bad things about Raceco through the intercom to his co-driver, as he saw me driving around. I think my wheels threw rocks on him and broke the windshield and bent the windshield frame. I have to be · careful not to annoy my customers. DT: There has been ·talk about combining Class 1 and Class 2. What do you think about that? DAVID: No! They are both open classes. Class 1 fa definitely . going to make it on its own, even though in some races the entries could be down a little. It is the open unlimited single seat class. Class 2 has been really popular on its own in recent years. It doesn't need any help from any other class. If they are having problems combining a limited 1600 single seat and two seat class, and there are problems, and they are not able to run together, then the idea of trying to combine two open classes .,sounds very dif£icult-to me.·• .. • • i> DT: What changes do you think should corri.e in the promotion of off road races? DAVID: I think one fantastic change would be combining of Score and High Desert, not just in a point series, but totally. Off road races in this area have suffered attendance, since there are so many organizations, and most of the local promoters are battling among themselves and then not able to put on enough key events. It seems a natural to put on a bigger event which is going to attract more people from other areas. We have to do that. The northern California guys have to like our races enough to travel, rather than attend their local VORRA races. VORRA now is putting on such classy events that they are competing, for entry with Score and High Desert. If Score and High Desert can combine and put on a much better effort, that is going to naturally attract other racers and make our events bigger yet. Us older racers are used to the old days when the races all had more entry. But, there are only a fe~ and in all phases of off road activity? DAVID: Be patient! Especially a new racer shot1ld not try to drive over his head. Also, when buying a car, don't buy over your head, and be patient and build up slowly. Guys that do well in racing, you know, have built upwards, and it is something that just didn't happen overnight. DT: What was the first event you raced 1n, and how long after that was your first race victofy? Did you win your first race? A current project at North American Raceco is this Fast Attack Vehicle designed for the military in the desert countries of the Middle East. DAVID: No. 1 think one of the Borrego Rough 100s was my first race. I raced with Terry Smith, and Terry endoed the car and eliminated any chance of my winning there. I raced a.couple of those Rough 1 00s, and 1 \\'On qne in a Class 9 car. Probably the first major race I won overall.was the Score Barstow event with Jack -Motley. In fact, it was kind$of pleasing to l!lfle; 1 dro~e t-he fµ-st lap and the last lap, and I got the fast lap of the day overall for .all cars in tlie last lap, and pu1led off the overall victory. key events on the calendar. Now there are too many races each year, which makes for a lot of so-so events in entry, and not enough higher caliber races. Minimize the number of races, but maximize the quality of the race. This would be a step in the right direction. DT: What is the craziest incident or accident you have experi-enced? · DAVID: I have berit up a few of my cars. When I built my first 2-1600 car and was able to beat Jim Sumners in the AMSA Gddrush Race, I immediately figured I could beat him anywhere. So I went to a San Felipe race, and didn't get an adequate pre-run. 1 got stuck in a rain swollen river the day before the event trying to pre-run in the race car. Somehow in the race, I was beating Jim Su inners, and. then got stuck in the same stream. I was down 15 minutes and frantically trying to catch up, and 1 flipped backwards off a cliff coming out of Mike's Sky Ranch area, coming down into Trinidad. I did a backwardsendo wheelie over the cliff, and went about 100 feet down and wedged in a rain gully. Lo and behold, three other cars flipped off the same cliff. A total of four cars ended up wedged in that gully. DT: Do you have a life long goal that keeps' you in this sport, al"ong with making a living? DAVID: It is exciting seeing how fast you can go. How fast can you go is an exciting goal. DT: There is nothing else you are trying to achieve, like more sales? DAVID: A goal is utilizing what we have learned as off roaders to make it useful for foreign use or overseas sales, and the commercial value of that. It is exciting to explore that possibility. DT: Do you have any suggestions for someone starting out in off road racing? · DAVID: Just from a profes-sional standpoint; stay with a limited class like one or two 1600 class. These run under a really good set of rules, and I really promote these rules. Just try to do a good job of prepping and driving. Accelerate slowly in driving to get in the right fast lane before moving up to a faster class. DT: What do you think of this new Score claimer class? little too antique in the design of the cars, and it may actually prove that it costs more money to keep these cars running from race to race, because of the antique components. A limited 1600 class is a really reasonable class. Racing has to cost a certain amount. Just the entry fees and the cost of to a race is a certain amount of money. And it costs a certain amount of money to prep the cars.Trying to make a class where we think it is going to cost very little to race prep the car may not work out. For example, single sh0ck absorbers bring on the chance of cooking all four shocks in every race, and. that could get expensive. A limited 1600 with the option of running multiple shocks works better; the shocks live virtually forever on these cars, even for a hard driver. But, if the claimer class brings more racers out to compete, it will be a ~ood class for off road racing. DT: What wit and wisdom will you share with our readers? What have you learned in racing DT: Do you have any wisdom about building race cars that you will pass on to someone who has their own chassis and would like to put it together. DAVID: Boys, try to stay with the solid basic ·components, and keep simplicity in design. This is the rule I have used. For off road racing, if you can make something basic work as well as something complicated, the basic design is a lot better. Even today, simplicity and good prep can still win off road races. That is a saying from the old days, and itis still the same thing. Good prep, good basic driving; it still wins off road races. Larry Bolin's Raceco is typical of the slab sided body favored by most owners. Bolin won the Mint 400 last year in the single seater. -, COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL A Fµll Set -12 Issues -of the First Volume of DUSTY TIMES unmarked by mailing labels Early birds will receive the bonus of the Preview issue -Sept. 1983. GET YOUR FULL SET WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS Send just $10.50, che~k or II).Oney order to DUSTY TIMES. A high point in Kreisler's racing career was the 1979 Baja 1000; Dave and John Boyer drove a 1200cc Funco to the Class 10 victory in La Paz. DAVID: I think the class is a 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 SHIPPED PR:-PAID VIA l).P.S. Page 39

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,,,., time card. Then, as he and Vatanen cruised away from their service point, they noticed the-mechanics had forgotten to P.ut; in enough fuel, and had failed to-· ·reconnect the auxiliary electrical· systems. One thing I ed to another, and the time penalty was the result. It was halfway through the event, and the deficit meant the lead could be recovered if the Peugeot could maintain a one · second per kilometer advantage over the stages, which it should. Rohr! kept up the pressure all the time, though others fell back. Blomqvist lost stage and then road time with a turbocharger failure; Biason no sooner.made another best time for Lancia then the lights failed. to the top of the hill, and they were then r·epassed on the s·unny side down to the finish. But, Vatanen stayed in front, points-\Vise, a lead he-was never to lose. On the last stage Rohr! was resigned to finish about a hundred "seconds behind Vatan-en, but then his engine stopped for about four minutes with an electronic fault: Rohrl's reign as the master of Monte Carlo had come to an end, and Audi had to go home to rethink their purpose in motorsport. Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman won for Peugeot, finishing more than five minutes ahead of Walter Rohr! and Christian Geistdorfer in the Audi. Clo~e to five more minutes back came Timo Salonen and Seppo Harjanne in another Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, followed in nine odd minutes by Stig Blomqvist and Bjorn Cederberg in the second Audi Sport Quattro. Dirt track style in the snow, Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman came through troubles to win the Monte Carlo overall in the four wheel drive Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. When the rally reached Monte Carfo, Rohrl's lead was only one minute, 58 seconds, "not enough -would have to be 4 minutes, 30 seconds for me to be safe", -he stated. Still he would not give in, actually beating the Finn on ·the narrow first stage on the last section of the event. The moment of truth came four stages later. The Audi ice notes crew recommended risking the use of racing tires. There was snow lying on an uphill stretch on the northern facing hill, but they saw parallel wheel tracks in the snow onto which the Sport Quattro could place its power: On the final night Bruno Saby and Jean-Francois Fauchille fought back to finish fifth in another team Peugeot, just ahead of Henri Toivonen and Juha Piironen in the first Lancia Rally. Jean-Claude Andruer and Annick Peuvergne finished the best Citroen, his eighth place was the same as hi.s best Lancia Monte placing, and Biasion struggled back into 11inth after breaking his Lancia's wheel studs. Ari Vatanen and Terry Harryman won the 1985 Monte Carlo Rally, their mid-engined Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 car proving far superior to the hard driven front engined Audi Sport Quattro of four time winner Walter Rohr!, which finished second. Vatanen and Peugeot have now won the last four world championship rallies entered., a"nd this was Peugeot's first 'Monte Carlo victory in the fifty-three year history of the event. The off again, on again status of the Monte Carlo this season put the factory entries in confusion, and, when at the last minute it was confirmed that the Monte was on, despite the cancellation by FISA, many of the works teams could field only half their strength. Even though the rally was confirmed just one month before the start, and the entry closed two weeks later, 132 were on the list, of whom 117 started. Only three world championship rallies in 1984 had a larger .-en try. Adding to the unusual circum-stances was the heavy snow right after the holidays in the stage areas. All the serious teams practiced heavily in the snow, but by rally date the snow was fast disappearing with an unseasonal thaw. Teams were changing their gearing and plans for tires at the last minute. The format was a bit different also. Like last year, the rally did not reach Monte Carlo until most of the competitive sections had been run, bmt this year much more of the route was in daylight, with attention paid to media and promotional opportunities. After the "Concentration" runs from various starting points, the cars this year met in St. Etienne, from where on the Sunday afternoon there was a short run south to the Ardeche region. One of the most snowy areas was used for the second stage at St. Bonnet-le-Froid, where Ari Vatanen misjudged a bend and spun his car sideways into the crowd. "They were all over the road and I misjudged my line. I braked in panic", he explained. The total human damage was a broken leg, cuts and bruises. Mechanically the Peugeot had a shattered screen and broken bodywork. Time wise the Finn lost little more than a quarter-minute, but emotion-ally it was a severe damper. Walter Rohr! was in his element in the snow. He was systematically faster than his Audi teammate Stig Blomqvist, though the world champion had engine trouble which defied diagnosis. On the fourth stage Lancia took advantage of the clear, damp conditions for Massimo Biasion to make the best time, though the time for the stage was slower than in the past. Rohrl and Vatanen were setting a pace of their own, Stig Blom-qvist's co-driver Bjorn Cederberg commenting that they were Delighting the hordes of spectators, Henri Toivonen and Juha Piironen brought the Lancia in sixth overall, the best placing for a two wheel drive car. Page 40 risking their lives, driving like lunatics. The next day the snow continued to disappear. Vatanen retook the lead, and Audi's miseries increased. Rohr! complained that his car was jumping out of gear, and hopping around uncontrollably. Henri Toivonen was no better off, the mixed surfaces destroying the studs and hopes for the Italian Lancia team, and, when they thought they could play their favorite trump card by changing wheels in mid-stage, their jacks seized up in the cold night air and vital seconds were lost. But, come Monday night, amid fears of a Peugeot walk-over, the rally had quite an unexpected injection of excite-ment. Vatanen clocked into the Gap control four minutes early, gaining an eight minute penalty, which dropped him five minutes behind Rohr!. For British co-driver Terry Harryman it was a nightm;, not caused by carelessness so much as force of circumstance. At the start of the preceding stage there had been a four minute delay, meaning his arrival at Gap should be accordingly later, but the official did not correctly complete the When Rohr! arrived, there were no tracks, wet snow everywhere, and the car slid helplessly. Vatanen, running one behind on studded tires, found/the Audi virtually at a standstill and passed by into the lead. Others also passed by before Rohr! climbed It had been a Monte Carlo of amazing regularity for the cars. On no previous world rally ever had all the top ten seeded cars and drivers finished. Monte Carlo 1985 had been a turning point in many ways. Four time overall winner Walter Rohr/ slides the Audi through St. Agnes en route to second place, his first defeat since 1979 on the Monte Carlo Rally. While six different makes of car were in the top eight in Group N, Alain and Sylvie Oreille were 16th overall and first in Group N in the Renault 11 Turbo. Eventual winner Ari Vatanen, right, checks the ice notes with Kalle Grundel, who did the notes and is a Peugeot team driver this year.-March 1985 Dusty Times

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6-50 CLUB REPORT Jack Irvine Leads the 6-50 Points After the Parker· 400 With one of nine races in the record book, Jack Irvine is the 6-50 points leader, with his big Class 10 win at the Parker 400. Jack finished the 1984 6-50 points series a very close fourth place. By Jean Cali•in The 1985 6-50 points series opened at the Score Parker 400 with a nifty turn out of20 drivers of record who listed their age at over 50 on the entry form. By the way, that is all you have to do to get in on the fun of 6-50 competition, and get in line for the year end prizes. If your age appears on the entry in the program, you automatically start earning 6-50 points. If you do not see your name below, and you are over 50 years of age, and you were a driver of record at Parker, please drop a post card in the mail stating 6-50 club, your name and class at Parker, and we will do the rest. Send the card to Jean Calvin, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. Three 6-50 dubbers fought the good fight in Class 1 and two of them finished among the 24 that started. Mickey Thompson went solo to a fine sixth place, and Bob Renz finished seventh. Not doing so well, and on°Iy making the Arizona restart was Frank Snook. Class 2 was the heaviest for 6-50 competition, with 1984 gQld medal winner Danny Lerner, who was second at Parker last year, in the ranks along with 1982 winner Clark Gillies. However, Letner was· out early with a broken torsion adjuster, and Jake Fogg's Raceco was out early too with engine trouble.Jim Temple got as far as the first check in Arizona before dropping from sight, and Clark Gillies disappeared in the same area. The first 6 -50 club champion: back in 1981, Corky McMillin and his son Scott held up the honors in Class 2 coming in a dose second in the huge, 38 car class. Willis Hamilton also finished 12th in Class 2. The pair in Class 2-1600 both got as far as one complete lap in Arizona but after that both Ric ha rd Y erge·r and Dean Tellinghuisen vanished into the snow. In Class 4 Vern Roberts got a keen third place out of nine starters, and Edward McLean was fifth in Class 5. Three 6-50 guys set out among the 26 in Class 5-1600, and one of our guys w0n. Henry Arras, with John Johnson co-driving, whipped the whole field to win the class by ten minutes. Rejoining the off road racing scene, Andy DeVercelly came in seventh in the class. Robert Whitted was not so fortunate, as he has no time recorded after the California start. Two of the 18 starters in Class 8 earned 6-50 points. Finishing w.ell, in sixth was Herb Reno. Usually strong in the class, Bill BFGooclrich,Canada,Announces a New Triple Crown Series Trios of stadium races made into series are popping up all over North America it seems. Word has just been received about another new Triple Crown Series of stadium events in Canada this season, this one sponsored by· BFGoodrich of Canada. Details at press time are a bit sketchy, and the middle jewel in this triple crown is also on the schedule for the Score Canada Gold Rush Series. The BFGoodrich sponsored Triple Crown Series starts soon in western Canada, in Van-couver, British Columbia. The date is April 20th, and the event will be held in the B.C. Place Dusty Times Stadium. The race is called the BFGoodrich Challenge, and, like the other two events, it will feature Class 10 racers in conjunction with a motorcycle motocross event. The person to •contact, if you are interested in the April 20th race in Vancouver, is Bob Levy, (604) 533-3787. The event is being organized by WORRA. On June 1st all stadium racers go to Montreal, and this huge gathering is sponsored by Lauren tide Beer. This is the classic of the group of three BFG Triple Crown events, open to Class 10 race cars. The purse for the cars has been bumped up to Howard went out early in California. Of the two 6-50 drivers in Class 10, huge at 47 starters, Dunc Brown was out after Thunder Alley. But, Jack Irvine won the big class with two quick Arizona laps, and Jack is the present leader in 6-50 points. How about having two class winners, both in big classes, out of just 20 starters at Parker? The older drivers had a 50 percent finish ratio too, a lot better than the 36 percent for the entire 22 car classes. The 1985 6-50 points series will again count a driver's best six out of nine desert races for year end points. The points counting races are the entire eight race schedule of the combined High Desert and .Score desert series, plus, of course, the big and bad Mint 400. Don't despair if you missed out on points at Parker. There are eight races to go, and only six will count, your best six, regardless of which outfit produces the event. Right no\1/ the top ten in 6-50 points are: Jacl<lrvine, 89; Henry Arras, 75; Corky McMillin,67; V em Roberts, 50; Edward McLean, 39; Mickey Thompson, 38; Andy DeVercelly, 36; Herb· Reno, 36; Bob Renz, 34; Willis Hamil ton, 23. The other ten have five points each. · $25,000 this year, worth the long haul north. For complete information on the Montreal Olympic Stadium race, contact Score Canada, George Dodd, 390 Chemin Du Lac, Lery, Quebec, Canada J6N 1A3 or call (514) 692-6171. The final BFG Triple Crown run will be in Toronto, Ontar,io at the Exh_ibition Park. This -event is sponsored overall by Molson Brewries, the makers of Laurentide as well. The date in Toronto is June 15, and the man to contact on this race is Brian Miles, ( 416) 36Y9035. For complete information and entry details on the three race series, contact Bert Coates, Tire Group Public Relations, BFGoodrich Canada, Inc., 409 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 4J5, or call (519) 742-3641. March 1985 Bounces from the Be·rm ••• By Jean Calvin DESERT RACERS now have an on site court of justice, so to speak, a fresh idea on handling protests that arise during an event. New this year for the High Desert/Score series is an arqitration committee made up of three people with plenty of off road race experience. The people will be different folks at each event, people who are.not involved with any entry at the particular race s~rved by the committee. Competitor protests and counter protests have sulliee the waters at a few races in recent months. So, the dragged out effect of an appeal board, weeks later, has been scrapped, happily, in favor of an on site settlement of the problems. This should insure that the results can be issued promptly, and the awards all presented at the individual events. The pool of people for the artibration committee is composed of active drivers from the various pit clubs that service the desert races, providing they are not driving in the event. For examplJ, at Parker the committee was made up of Phil Bowers from the Checkers, Jim Burke from CORE, and Sam Wilshire representing the press. There was a protest at Parker in the 1-1600 class, whereby one driver accused another of deliberately hitting his stalled car on the last lap in Arizona. The committee ruled that visibility was so poor at the time, due to the blizzard, that any collision of a moving car with one that was stopped on course was undoubtedly accidental. The beauty of the idea of using active drivers from the pit clubs is many fold . Not only are they familiar with the course, in most cases, but they also know the problems a driver has on course, or in tech inspection, because they have all been there recently. Another great advantage to the arbitra.tion committee consisting of non-entry involved drivers, is that it lets some outsiders hear aJew of the incredibly far fetched protests often filed by one driver against another, and it also gives the committee members and their pit clubs some insight into the·type of bitches the promoters hear at every desert event. The neat thing is that the committee rulings are final, and the organizers and their staff are completely out of the picture. It all worked great at Parker, and, protests might not be so plentiful in the future. When the one who feels wronged knows he will be facing a committee of his peers, the nit picking type of protest just might not exist much longer. CONGRATULATIONS are in order for John Clark Gable and his new bride;the former Tracy LaRae Yarro. Racing and doing very well in Class8 in the desert, Gable was named Rookie of the Year in the Score 1984 Off Roadsman awards, and he lists his occupation as a professional auto racer. Yes folks, he is the only son of the late actor Clark Gable. ONE LAP OF AMERICA is the direct descendent of the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The' One Lap of America race made its debut last year, and this season the latest creation of Brock Yates has some changes in format, but it is on the road again, right now. For the 1985 run, the start and the finish were moved to Detroit, and the race is on from March 1 to March 9. · The route heads north .and west out of Detroit, going all the way to Puget Sound across the top of the lower 48 before heading south to Redondo Beach for a rest stop in California. From there it is the long haul across the deserts heading east through the deep south to Florida, north along the Atlantic shores to Boston, and then back west to Detroit. Uniroyal is a major sponsor of One Lap of America this year, and, if all goes well, DUSTY TIMES will have an inside look at the race in an upcoming issue. Our 1985 rally correspondent, Tom Grimshaw, will be driving the run with SCCA Pro Rally Champion John Buffum. It should make a great and probably humorous story. MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE ATTRACTIONS has secured television coverage for their first race at Corona Raceway on March 10. The sponsorship list is growing quickly too, as Budweiser has come on board along witn Hot VWs and several other firms. Check the advertisement on page 19 for full details on the new race series at Corona. Channel 7 TV will be out in force for the March race, open to Classes 1, 10, 1-2-1600, Baja Bugs, Mini Trucks and 3 Wheelers. • RACE COM by Al Key and Doug Freeman is jumping into the contingency game for desert races. Race Com installs radios in all types of vehicles, including the two way units used in desert race cars. The firm is posting $50 for first place and $25 for second place ·in all classes in major desert events, contingent upon the use of a radio installed by Race Com. DR. CHECKER, better.known to some as Steve Kassanyi, has opened his own public relations business, and Steve certainly knows the off road game. After a stint as editor of a VW oriented magazine, Steve decided to work for himself this season. If you need a bit of PR, or help in marketing or graphics, Steve specializes in small companies, and he can be reached at (213) 359-5026. TOY OT A MOTORSPORT_S has enlarged their off road contingency program to include Class 7 M, now listed for the same awards as Class 7 and 7S in desert racing. If you drive a Toyota truck in any of the three classes, you will earn an extra $2500 for a class win, $1500 for second and $ 1000 for third, hefty sums indeed!· Along with the trucks in Score/ High Desert events, any Toyota powered •vehicle outside of those three classes is eligible for contingency money too. A class win with a Toyota powered buggy will net an additional $ 1000, and Toyota pays $750 for a second in class, and $500 for third. If the vehicle should win first overall, there is an extra $500 on top, and seco~d overall earns a·nother $250. In the Mickey Thompson Stadium Series, you don't have to win Class 7 to earn Toyota money. The first Toyota that finishes gets $2000, the second gets $1500, the third, $ 1000, and even the fourth Toyota finisher gets $500. See why Mike Falkosky runs at Pomona in his Toyota pre-runner! GOODYEAR'S MINT 400 Wrangler Radial deal is a real bargin. If you buy two Wrangler Radials anytime, before the 1985 Mint 400, you get two more matching tires free. The tires must be used only on the race vehicle, entered in either the Laughlin Desert Challenge, the Great Mojave 250, or the Mint 400. If you win your class at any race on the Score/HORA schedule on the: Good years, you . will get a free set of four tires. There are some stipulations. Check it out with Gary Wicke, Fafrway Ford_, Placentia, CA at (714) 524-1200, or at Goodyear's stand on any off road contingency row. Page 41

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Goodies Galore ••• Polyair Spring Suspension Aid Weekend Warrior Front End Beam LeDuc R~llin~ Chassis Blue Flame Products offers you the "Week~nd Warrior", available in standard or wider beam widths; long shock towers · for 8" travel and the new 10" travel shocks, two front end adjusters on the standard widths and four front end adjusters on the wider beams, allowing use of standard torsion bars, saving that extra expense. The "Weekend Warrior" is available from Blue Flame Products, Dept. OT, P.O. Box 525, Atwood, CA 92601 or call (714) 630--2681. Polyair spring suspension aid kits, from the Air Lift Company, help prevent suspension prob-lems for off road drivers. Polyair spring sets are designed for coil or leaf spring suspensions. They are tough polyurethane air cylinders that inflate to any desired pressure to handle rugged off road terrain or normal highway driving. Unlike heavy duty springs, the Polyairs allow Gleason T orsen Torque· Sensing flexible control of vehicle sus-pension, strength and stiffness. Polyair sprtngs are currently available for front and rear suspensions on Jeeps, Broncos, Blazers, mini and full size pickups, and other off road vehicles built through 1982. For a free Polyair spring catalog, write to Air Lift Company, Dept. ·OT, P.O. Box 12150-R9, Lansing, MI 48901. Curt LeDuc is now in produc-tion on his rolling chassis, well tested in short course racing by Curt himself all over the USA and Canada., Ten LeDuc chassis are now in competition in the 4 x 4 Heavy Metal classes. Up grade your equipment and get the most for you·r money. The base cost of a chassis is $3200, and it will accept any body style. Send $2.00 for the complete brochure with a price sheet to LeDuc Off Road Enterprises, Dept. OT, 186 Baldwin St., West Springfield, MA 01089. Cosworth Engine Components Cos worth, the legendary name in racing engines, has just released their 1985 catalog of racing engine components. Inside are the latest offerings from Cosworth, rods and pistons. for the small and big block Chevy engines in circle track racing, as well as the traditional ·Ford OF and BO series engine components. Also available is a complete line of pistons for BMW, Porsche, Toyota, VW and numerous motorcyde engines. To get a copy of the Cosworth catalog and technical guide, send $3.00 to Cosworth Engine Compon-ents, Dept. OT, 23205 Early Ave., Torranr::e, CA 90505. .Diff The revolutionary Gleason Torsen torque sensing differen-tial had a full season in Formula 1 racing before being introduced to the public. The new differential was used by the McLaren Formula 1 team who won the 1984 World Championship for Constructors, won 12 of the 16 races, and McLaren drivers Niki Lauda and Alai,n Prost came in one-two in the Driver's Cham-pionship. Now major automobile manufacturers all over the world are testing the new units. Aftermarket models are also available for most off road vehicles, and many other automobile types. Get full information from Gleason ,Corporation, Dept. OT, Power Systems Division, Two Jetview Drive, Rochester, New York 1-4692. MORE ••• GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY SCORE Canada Inc. 390 CHEMIN DU LAC, LERY, QUE. CANADA J6N 1 A3 514-692-6171 STOCK SAND OFF ROAD PARTS REPAIR \ ~acing Perfor/JJ eset . il'J Q MOTQR & TRANSAXLES C$ 702-739-1933 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ROLL BAR CAGE WELDING Page 44 We $Bl/ mote tacing ga$o/ine than a1tyone e/$e in the'we$f/ TA~C~"' ~ACING GASOLINE Call today (619) 281-9133 WEST ENGINE & MACHINE Quality Engine/Machine Work Fabrication 947 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069 CLARK WEST (619) 741-6173 March 1985 VALLEY PERFORMANCE 3700 Mead Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 702/873-1962 fiOtVWs Wright Publishing Co., Inc. Box 2260 • 2949 Century Pl. • Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 Dusty Times

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THE ISUZU TROOPE(l 11 . A Spacious Carryall with a Small Appetite Text & Photos: jean Calvin Completely at home in the desert outback. the Isuzu Trooper II is totally civilized, but its profile does smack of a military heritage. The outside spare tire carrier allows more use of the cargo bay and also gives the security of a real, full size spare tire, should the need arise. Introduced last year, the Isuzu display on the dash including a Trooper is one of the newest tachometer and speedo, com-entries in the downsize 4 x 4 plete with trip odo, under the truck/station wagon market in steering wheel, plus oil pressure, the USA. Unlike some of its fuel and temperature gauges over competition, the body styling on the heater controls in the center the Trooper does not borrow of the dash. An excellent heating from the pickup truck, but it has and air conditioning system has a distinct look of military vehicle simple sliding lever control~, a ancestry. The Trooper II is the nice change from some that look pleasant result of combining the like star wars and are difficult to rugged drive train of the 4 x 4 operate. A nice touch is an carryall with the luxury touches ashtray under all four windows, demanded by the American should one indulge you can sit market. anywhere. Under the rear side The Trooper 11 on test was windows are fair sized stowage equipped with the 1.9 liter, four. boxes too. rains is the dash operated rear window wiper /washer/ defogger device. Other cockpit luxuries include a digital clock just on top of the center console box, easy to see at night, tinted glass, and a pair of outside mirrors. Fancy is the AM/ FM MPX radio that also has four speakers and a cassette player. On the ground the Japanese made • Goodrich steel belted radial tires are 225/75 and worked fine on and off road. A pleasure is the real, full size spare tire on a rear door- carrier. This Trooper had the soft ride suspension package, and a total of three underbody skid plates, and the nearly mandatory power steering and power front disc brakes. Rear seat ventilation is provided by sliding rear- side wiHdows, and the rear bench seat is ample in size. The front bucket seats are plain vinyl and are actually more comfortable than ,they look. The seat recliner has a good range, but the front seats do not move very far fore and aft. The rear door arrangement on the Trooper is neat. The doors open out like a delivery van, and the main, wider door opens and locks open~so one can forage in the vast cargo expanse without risking bruises from the door cylinder gasoline engine and the.__ Really handy in the winter standard four speed manual ___ ...:._ __ ---'----------..c:..c-----------transmission, with a 4:55 to 1 rear axle ratio. The -two speed transfer case mated to automatic locking front hubs makes shifting into all wheel drive a snap. The hubs lock whenever the I transfer case is shifted from two to four wheel drive. Going back into two wheel drive does not unlock the hubs, however; one must back the Trooper up a few feet to accomplish the unlock ad:ion. As in most Japanese built trucks, the transfer case shifts smoothly with no effort, as does the four speed, of course. The rig was fitted with every possible option, and a full Dusty Times The vast cargo area holds plenty of gear even with the rear seat in place. The swing out d.oor is most handy for access to the cargo bay. March 1985 Th~ front end of the Troope~ is styled for American tastes with a passenger car grill. The slope on the nose provides great off road visibility. swinging shut. The small door can remain dosed or open independent of the main door. Beyond missing a tail gate to sit on, this type of rear door system is very handy in the outback, or just when shopping for groceries. The c-argo bay is the biggest of any downsize bobtail we have used, a function of the 104.3 inch wheelbase, which is equal to many full size bobtails. The Trooper is one mini carryall that could haul four adults and their camping gear comfortably to the boondocks. Of course, when there is space, one tends to fill it up with gear, and that is when the major fault of the Trooper comes to light. It lacks horsepower for California driving w_ith its California emissions package. The engine is small for the class, and it also has the gasps and smog controls induced hesitation oh heavy acceleration that makes it noncompetitive in heavy traffic and a bit of a turtle on steep highway grades. Unfortunately Isuzu had copied the GM starter system, whereby the starter switch is hooked in under the clutch pedal, and, unless the clutch is fully depressed, the will not start, a poor feature for off road vehicles, that sometimes stall on hills. The Trooper gets excellent fuel economy, delivering an average of 22 mpg in urban and suburban driving, and 23.5 mpg on the highway even when straining to climb the steep grades between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The Trooper sank to under 19 mpg when driven vigorously off road, but it still has a decent range with its 13.2 gallon gas tank. It is amazing that the Trooper II comes with everything you could possibly buy as an optional feature for a family four wheeler at .about the lowest price in the industry. The Trooper pictured here came with everything on the list, and the total price was $10,697, plus local taxes. It is the first price tag under 14 grand we have seen on such a fully option~d small rig. It won't be long before folks figure out an easy power boost for the Trooper, maybe a turbocharger, or an engine swap to a V-6. With the stock engine it makes great all around transportation, and with some more urge under the hood, it would be a swell race chase vehicle. The cockpit is fully instrumented with a tach and speedo, many lights, and the optional instruments in the center console. A fancy radio and four way climate _ control were fitted to the optioned rig. The 1.9 liter gas engine is willing, but the smog controls on the California package cost horsepower; but the fuel economy is quite good on the bobtail. Page 45 ....

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: 1984 Parker 400 Winner! Raceco with the best of everything. Type IV motor, Giese cliff., brand new Hewland gears and ring and pinion. UM-P power steering, Super Boot drive train and stubs, and many extra parts and spares. Chenowth 1000 S, with or without Hew land tranny, complete car without motor would make a great class 10 car. Call Bob ( 602) FOR SALE: Class 8 truck 1979 Ford. 1981 Score Class 8 champ. From aluminum front hubs to Summers axle - all the best equip-ment. Priced for immediate sale at $15,000 cash. Call Dennis at 916-334-4 204 or 916-728-5931. HOMES FOR SALE: Buy a timeless quality home from "Dale Poe Development", southern California's premier builders. Call (818) 889-2822 in Agoura, CA for information about homes in southern California and northern Nevada. . 831-1920. FOR SALE: Hi Jumper two seat frarµe, 94" wheelbase. Complete glass body in excellent condition. $500 OBO. Call (818) 889-3502 days, ask·for Brad . . FOR SALE: The_"Roger Mears'' Chenowth Magnum. 1983 , Riverside Winner, $18,000.00 less engine and transmission. May consider trade! Contact Lynn Chenowth or Mike Thomas ar-(619) 449~7100. FOR SALE: Hi ]umper/Raceco 2-1600, 100" WB, fresh engine, new Kreisler trans, Parker Pumper, fuel cell, new paint, Bilstens, Sand Blasters, Streaker, Beard Seats, Filler Safety, Sway-A-Way, $4500 OBO. Call Fred 213-676-4818 or John 213-973-7526. FOR SALE: Buy a proven Winner! Desert or short course. 1st Riverside, lstO/ A Boirego6 hour, 1st AMSA 12 hour California City, 1st Gorman 200, 1984 AMSA points cham-pion. All latest equipment, FAT motor, Fields trans., UMP power steering, all Wright components, Fox Shox, Parker Pumper. For more information and test drive, contact-John Swift (805) 488-1151. 8TH ANNUAL OREGON TRAIL 100: April 20 and 21, 1985, $1000 purse, 75 percent payback. Entry fee $100, Ins. $25. 4 x 4s, buggies and 2 WDs. Concession stands, camping, no water. Ten miles south of Vale, OR, Lytle Blvd. -~ponsored by Hell's Canyon 4 Wheelers. For info' call evenings, Duke (503)-473-2894, Virga! (208) 549-09 8. . -FOR SALE: 1-1600 Berrien 1001. Chrome Moly, all the good stuff. Fox shocks, Wright spindles, Wright steering, Fuel cell, gauges, Hewland gears, 930 CVs and much more. Also, removable second.a ry rear suspension to run Class 10 if desired. Priced to se!H Bill Wuesthoff, (414) 242-3422. WANTED:. Partner -with Score equipped dune buggy, picku_lJ or mini pickup legal for racing. Two drivers writing a screen play on off road racing need a vehicle to enter in the Score Great Mojave 250, March 30. Drivers will put up entry fee and necessary mechanical e-xpenses to make vehicle race ready. Call (213) 455-2160. WHY AREN'T YOU???-· A DUSTY TIMES DEALER! J! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS -PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED -(:USTOMERS U.P .S. 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Many drivers found that the white ash was very difficult to distinguish from fl:ie usual rocks, etc ... George Sealy, Howard Ander-son and crew did an excellent job at our Swansee pit. They had to dig out eight inches of ash (snow) Gregg Symonds to set up the pits, and they had to Car 203 at Buker withstand extreme temperatures and continual falling ash. That is ls it possible to establish a about all the news right now. monthly report from the WatchfortheLaughlinstoryand Checkers Pit Team? It would be the Checkers in the winner's, nice to get the news about the circle. With our outstanding pits club in priht. As we embark on and excellent racers, we are still 1985 we find ourselves with a number one, and always will be. new administration in the Richard Young Checkers. Our new President is Covina, CA Geritol's answer to racing, Gregg DVSTY TIMES 0 • .l'ould be hafJPY. Symonds. 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I ... ,. I F.O.R~D.A. PRESENTS THE FLORIDA 400 CROWDER PITS - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA MARCH 22, 1985, FRIDAY Two 5 Lap Showdown Races MARCH 23, 1985, SA TURD AV 6 Hour Race -10,00 A.M. - 4,00 P.M. Entry Fee All Classes $105.00 overall $ 25.00 10 Car Limit per Class Winner Takes All Class 1 $200 Entry D Class $100 Entry 5:00 P.M. Spectator $4.00 Under12 Free With Adult Pit Pass $3.00 REGISTRATION & TECH - FRIDAY, MARCH 22 AT TRACK 2:00 P.M. -7:00 P_M_ $25.00 Late Fee After March 2 DOUBLE POINTS MEMBERSHIP $30.00 80% PAYBACK DRIVER'S MEETING -SHOWDOWN RACE FRIDAY 4:30 P.M. DRIVER'S MEETING -RACE SA TU RDA Y 9:00 A.M. camping Allowed One Tow vehicle per car in Pit Area AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED SUND AV, MARCH 24, 1985 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Mike Hester -President Ron Baker -v. Pres. Tom Seckman - v. Pres. Jimmie crowder - v. Pres. DeeDee Adams -secretary RAMADA INN l 305-851-6245 305-491-8085 813-986-1429 904-576-7176 305-851-7724 t RR TRACK N OVERPASS ■ I I TALAHASSEE AIRPORT EXIT I-V) w _,s Ow I-_, c::u ex: Q: uu MOTELS & HOTELS HOWARD JOHNSON-$ -Hwy. 90 west QUALITY INN -Hwy. 90 West RAMADA INN WEST -Hwy. 90 west 904-222-3219 904-224-7116 904-576-6121 1-10 ci . 0.:: zc 00.:: z ::J w:x:: C:X:u CROWDER PITS RACE SITE HWY. 20 HWY. 90 W.

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