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By
Steve
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Vice
President/Operations
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Competition
Director
Mickey
Thompson
Entertainment
Gr~up
One
of
my
responsibilities
at
the
Mickey
Thompson
·
Ent
er-
ta
inment
Go
up
is
the
solicitati
on
of
Co
ntin
g
ency
Donor
s
for
o
ur
Off-R
o
ad
Championship
Gran
Prix
Series. A
task
which
ov
er
the
past
thr
ee
years
has
b e
com
e
incr
easingly difficult.
Let
's
take
a
minute
her
e
and
review
the
Contingency
Award.
What
is a
Contingency
Program
and
how
does
it
work
?
Contin
- ·
gen
cy is
mone
y
posted
in
the
form
of
either
cash,
product
or
gift
certificate
by
a
manufacturing
company
for
a
particular
finishing
position
(
most
com-
monly
first,
second
or
third)
using
a
specific
product
manu
-
factured
by
the
posting
company
.
In
order
to
qualify
to
earn
a
Contingency
Posting
an
entrant
must
meet
a few
requirements
set
forth
by
the
posting
company
.
Normally
these
requirements
are
the
use
of
a
specific
product,
the
positioning
of
two
decals,
one
on
each
side
of
the
vehicle,
and
a
signed
release
form.
The
release
form
allows
the
posting
company
to
advertise
the
finishing
position
of
any
competitor
who
used
the
manufacturer's
product,
finish
ed
in
one
of
the
designated
positions
and
was
paid
Contin
-
gency
money
. ·
Contingency
Posting
amounts
as
well
as
manufacturer's
interested
in
participating
within
Contingency
Programs
for
off
road
racing
seems
to
be
declining.
In
my
opinion,
this
is
due
to
the
execution
of
these
programs
at
the
events.
When
a
competitor
arrives
at
an
event
and
goes
to
regis
tration,
one
of
the
items
that
he
receives
is a
Contingency
D e
clarati
o n
Fo
rm
.
This
form
lists a
ll
of
th
e
Co
ntingency
Donors
a
nd
Post
-
ings
for
that
particular
event
.
The
entrant
must
th
en fill
out
this
form
and
his
vehicle
must
go
through
a
Contingency
In
spec-
.
tion
to
insure
that
he
is
indeed
using
the
components
indic
a
ted
on
his
declaration
and
that
the
corresponding
decals
ar
e
in
place
.
The
form
is
then
signed
off
by
a
race
official
with
a
copy
given
to
the
driver
and
the
other
copies
retained
for
the
files.
At
the
completion
of
the
event,
the
vehicles
that
have
placed
in
the
top
positions
where
Contingency
money
may
have
been
earned,
are
re
-
inspected
by
the
Contingency
team
for
product
and
decal usage verifica-
tion
.
At
this
time
the
file
copies
of
the
qeclaration
are
pulled
out,
checked
and
again
signed
by
a
race
official.
Here
again,
one
·
copy
is
given
to
the
driver
while
the
remaining
copy
goes
back
into
the
files.
Within
a few
days
after
the
event
,
the
declaration
forms
are
reviewed
and
the
notifications
sent
to
both
the
entrants
and
the
Contingency
Donors
as
to
who
earned
which
postings
.
At
this
point,
the
Contingency
Donor
may
ask
the
competitor
to
provide
him
with
a
picture
of
the
vehicle.
This
fairly
simple
and
_
low
cost
request
is
quite
often
ignored
by
the
entrant
which
I
for
one
cannot
understand
at
all.
The
manufacturer
is
about
to
pay
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his
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which
is
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and
in
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would
like a
picture
pf
the
vehicle
to
use
in
adv
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rtisements
or
hang
on
the
w~ll
in
his
place
of
business,
etc.
which
in
turn
is
going
to
provid
e
more
exposure
for
you
.
This
addition
a l
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xposure
can
do
no
thing
but
help
you
in
the
future
-
possibly
even
assist
in
attracting
a
sponsorship.
,
One
other
item
sometimes
requested
by
a
manufacturer
is a
proof
of
purchase.
Let's
face it,
some
parts
like
tires,
wheels,
shock
absorbers,
spark
plugs, air
filters, etc.
are
easily'
identified
.
but
other
pr
o
ducts
such
as
crankshafts,
camshafts,
axles,
torsion
bars,
e
tc.
are
not.
Therefore,
the
Contingency
Donor
wants
to
make
sure
that
you
were
ind
ee
d
using
his
product.
I
don
't
think
that
this
is
asking
too
much
-
after
all,
would
you
like
to
pay
someone
for
using a
product
ma
nufactured
by
one
of
your
co
mpetitors?
Contingencies
are
an
extremely
important
portion
of
an
y racing
event
.
The
y
offer
the
competitor
a way
of
recouping
s
ome
of
the
money
he
has
spent
purchasing
various
products
,
and
at
the
same
time,
provides
the
manufacturer
with
an
avenue
to
improve
his
products
and
advertise
them
at
a
reasonable
cost
,
If
we
all
work
together,
we
can
not
only
maintain
Contingency
Programs
in
off
road
racing,
but
improve
them
greatly
.
Let's
give
the
manufacturer
what
he
needs
to
p a r t i c i.p a t e - r u n
th
e
products
of
those
who
have
made
Contingency
Postings,
put
their
stickers
on
your
vehicle,
collect
his
money
and
in
return
supply
him
with
his
advertising
needs.
But
most
importantly,
be
honest.
Don't
claim
to
be
utilizing
products
that
you
are
not:
that
would
be
the
fastest
way
to
end
these
·
tremendous
pro-
grams.
Be
sure
to
take
a
moment
to
read
your
Contingency
Form
and
find
out
which
c
ompanies
are
posting
and
for
which
products
.
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Our
thanks to Steve
Or
~h for
taking time from his h
ec
tic schedule
to
contribute his thoughts on the
Soap
Box.
Orth's
points
about
contingency
awards
and
the
problems
of
verification are well
taken.
For
years many generous
companies
donated
with
gay
abandon,
but
abuse
by
some
claiming
to
have
parts
in
their
winning car that they did not have,
resulted
in driving many
of
the big
and
small donors away. How long
has
it been since the major oil
companies were
in contingency
row?
Have
you seen
any
spark
plug
companies lately?
Volunteers are
invited to climb on
their
"Soap
Box"
and
fill this space
with their thoughts about what
is
good
and
what
is
not so good about
the
state
of
off
road racing.
We
would welcome some discussion on
the state
;f
the Pro Rally Series
as
well. Call
or
write
DUSTY
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with your ideas
for
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and
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May 1985
Trail Notes •••
THE
HOUSE
OF
BUGGIES was
purchas
ed early this year by Nick
·
Nicholson.Jim
Bradfield
and
his family are now leading a less hectic life.-Nick
moved
th
e establis
hm
e
nt
from
San
Diego to Lemon Grove,
CA-,
and
th
e new
addre
ss of
th
e full service
off
road
shop
is
73
02
Broadw
ay.
Ca
ll
them
at
(619)
589
-
6770.
.
RODNEY
HALL,
wh
o already has some
pr
e
tt
y hefty
spo
nsors
for his
Cl
ass
4 Dodge, has a
new
sponsor
for
19
85 in Del W e
bb
's
High Sie
rr
a
Casino
/ Ho tel at Lake Ta
ho
e,
Ne
vada. As
part
of
th
e Del W e
bb
Hotel
family,
the
High
Sierr
a a
nd
Rod Hall will begin
th
eir associa
tion
durin
g
the
big
gi
e,
th
e
Mint
400,
spon
so
red,
natch
, by Del W e
bb'
s
Mint
Casino/
Hotel
in Las
Vegas,
Nev
ad
a.
Ha
ll
will
be
going
for
anoth
er victory to a
dd
to
his
long
string
on
the rug
ge
d .
Mint
400
course
.
ARIZONA
SHORT
COURSE
racers have a new g
roup
promoting
short
track
a
nd
stadium
e
vents
in
the
state.
Th
e
Am
erican
Off
Road
Racing
Association sprang
to
life last
January
with an e
vent
at
Deer
Valley
Park
featuring
motorcycles, 3 wheelers
and
va
rious
off
road
car classes. Ne
xt
AORRA
mov
ed
to
Tucson
in
March
with an outing at the .
Tucson
Internation
al Raceway. A new date
is
now
on
the cale
ndar
for
them,
again at
the
Tucson
Int
e
rnational
Raceway in
the
Pima
Co
untry
Fairgrounds.
This
will
be
a night race on
Ma
y
25,
and
· it
is
called
the
Coo
rs
Off
Road
Classic.
The
race
is
a benefit for
th
e
Vietnam
Veterans
Memorial
Fund.
Get
more
info'
from
John
Ohan
esian,
AORRA,
P.O.
Box 318 11, Phoenix,
AZ85046
or
ca
ll
(602)
867
-
4769
.
ADVANCED
OFF
ROAD
ENTERPRISES is a new full service
off
ro
ad
and
racing
sh
op in
th
e
northwest
, near Seattle in
Lynnwo
od,
Washington.
Partners
Harv
ey Lange
and
Joe
Reich
both
have been in the
off
road
game with
VW
equipm
e
nt
for
some
years,
and
they have joined forces
for
a full
tim
e
operation
. W e
drov
e
one
of
their
1600
cars in the Kittitas
250
out
of
Ellensburg,
WA
recently,
and
the
older
Hi
Jump
er was fitted with
som
e
interesting re
built
gas shocks,
rebuilt
by Lan
ge
from
sho
cks
that
would
normally be
th
ro
wn
away. Lange revalves
th
em in
so
me mysterious wa
y,
and
they are
stron
g.
Th
e
1600
had
one
on
each
front
wheel a
nd
only a pair
on
each
rear wheel,
and
th
e
rid
e
and
handling
on
the car was great.
The
shop
has a lot
of
other
trick
product
s as well, a real bo
on
to
off
ro
ad racers a
round
the
Seattle
are
a.
Check o
ut
Advanc
ed
Off
Road
Enterpris
es,
2006
196th
S.W .,
Unit
1,
Lynnwo
od,
WA
98036.
WESTERN OFF
ROAD
RACE
organizers a
re
not
th
e
onl
y
ones
who
have
trouble
getting a firm
schedule
established early in
the
year. W.
ord
comes
from
Score
Canad
a
that
their
Gold
Rush
Series has
hit
some
snags with
the
sponsors,
and
th
e
two
events-that were
scheduled
in
the
province
of
Ontario
are in
limbo
as we go
to
press.
Of
course
the
biggie, the
Montreal
Olympic
Stadium
race, with
the
car
purse
funded
by
BFGoodrich
of
Canada, is firm
and
bids
fair
to
be bigger
than
ever
next
June
1.
At
press
time,
the
bulk
of
th
e
Score
Ca
nada
series this
yea"r
will
be
on
outdoor
tracks,
such
as
the
events
held last year
at
Rumouski
and
Notre-Dame
du
Nord
.
The
Trip
le
Crown
Series
out
of
Crandon,
Wisconsin
has
shrunk
to
a pair
of
races.
The
organizers
there
felt
that
two
races in
the
month
of]
une
might be
too
much,
not
only
for
the
competitors,
but
for
th
e folks
who
put
so
much
effort
into
working
on
the
races.
The
first in
the
two
race series
at
the
fine
track
in
Crandon
will
be
on
June
15-16,
and
th
e nifty
and
long standing
World
Championship
Off
Road
Race,
the
Brush
Run
101
happens,
as
always,
on
Labor
Day weekend. A
$30,000
purse
is
anticipated
for
the
event.
Get
all the details in
the
Brush
Run
101
ad
in this issue.
THE
FIRST
PRO
RALLY
of
the
season in the
SCCA
Series,
sponsored
this
year by Bridgestone
Tires,
went
to
Rod
Millen driving his Mazda RX 7 4 x 4
on
BFGoodrich
tires.
1984
champion
John
Buffum
had
some
troubles
on
the
Nor'wester
in
th
e wilds
ofWashington
state,
and
he
finished
fourth.
At
press
time
the
companion
rally
the
next weekend,
th
e
Wild
West,
in a similar
location, has
not
happened.
A full
report
on
both
rallies will
be
in
the
next
issue.
DESERT RACE POINTS, after
thre
e
round
s in
th
e
combined
Score
and
High
Des
e
rt
eight race series, are close in a
number
of classes. Because
of
space
limits, we can me
ntion
only
a few
of
the
leaders. In Class 1 Larry Noel has
246
in
the
lead,
and
Mark
McMillin
has
227
points.J
erry Penhall
is
still the overall
points
leader
and
in Class 2,
with
285,
but
Corky
McMillin
has
257
points
.
It
is
really tight in Class 1-2-
1600
as
Rob
Tolleson
has
278
points, followed by
Richard
Binder,
275,
and
Bobby
Neth,
262.
In Class
10
Mark
Broneau
leads
with
260,
next is Larry Bolin
209,
and
Marty
Reider
,
207.
Gene
Hightower
leads
Class
3 with
145,
followed by
Ken
Nance,
139
and
Don
Adams
136
.
Rod
Hall has
224
points
in Class
4,
and
Vern
Roberts
is
second
with
150.
Malcolm
Vinje
holds
the
lead in Class 5
with
225
points
over
Greg
Diehl,
174
.
Mike
Lesle leads
the
5-
1600s
with
226
points,
followed
by
JeffBolha,
211
a
nd
Henry
Arras,
202
.
Willie
Valdez
now
leads Class
7S
with
229
over
Spencer
Low
with
218".
Dave
Shoppe
holds
the
Class 8 lead
with
216
over
Michael
Nesmith
with
188.Jim
Dizney has
142
points
in Class
9 followed by
Mik
e
McCrory
with
126
.
It
is tight in Class 11 as
Andy
Diaz
leads by
just
one
point
over
Ramon
Castro
.
Usual
leaders stiH lead in
the
small classe.s,
Arne
Gunnarsson
in
6,
Larry
Schwa
c
ofer
in 6B,
G.T.
Gow
land
in 7 -4 x
4,
and
Ja
son
Myers in 12.
Mario
Alesi leads Class 7 with
11
7
over
Manny
Esquerr
a
with
88.
Bob Savage, with
138,
leads
Russ
Winkler,
118,
in
the
Score
Challenge Class.
A CLEAN
MINT
400
is in
store
for players in the first
annual
Mint
400
Board
Game
Tournament
coming
up
on
May 2,
at
th
e
Mint
Hotel
in Las
Vegas,
of
cours
e.
The
new
game
is
making its de
but
at the
Mint
400,
and
Erikson
Industries,
the
makers
of
the
game, in
co
-
operation
with
the
Mint
Hotel
a
nd
Casino,
have organized
the
tourn
a
ment
on
the
Thursda
y night
of
Mint
400
week.
There
is
a
$5,000
purse
for
th
e winner,
and
it
should
be
dand
y
for
spe
cta
tor
s as well as
the
players.
Lo
ok for it in
the
poker
pit in the
Mint
Casino.
·
FUEL SAFE has
undergone
restructuring,
and
it is-now a division
of
Grecian
Industries,
Inc.,
who
manufacture
acrylic spas.
Long
a leader in the fuel cell
business, Fuel Safe remains in
their
Fountain
Valley,
CA
location.
Former
Fuel Safe
President
Gene
Woods
has resigned, a
nd
Denise Bice is
the
new Fuel
Safe
division's
president
.
Look
up
the
Fuel
Safe folks
at
the
Score
Show
on
May
10
-12 in
Booth
240.
Dusty
Times
Pony
Express
•••
Thank
you
very
much
for
the
copy
of
the
DUSTY
TIMES
you
sent
me.
It
was
truly
appreciated.
Since
I
remember
absolutely
nothing
about
the
accident
at
Cal
City,
I've
had
to
rely
on
what
others
have
told
me
about
exactly
what
happened.
Every
time
I
talk
to
someone
new
about
the
accident,
I
learn
just
a little
more
about
what
happened.
Right
now
I
am
still
in
the
hospital
and
all
of
my
broken
bones
have
healed
except
for
the
femurs
in
my
legs.
My
right
leg
couldn't
be
"pinned"
,
but
it
is
still
coming
along
pretty
well.
My
left leg
has
been
"pinned"
but
isn't
doi
ng as
welLlt
is still going
to
be
some
months
before
I
can
get
out
of
the
hospital,
and
right
now
that
is
the
hardest
thing
of
all
for
me
to
accept. ·
Anywa
y,
thanks
again
for
the
DUSTY
TIMES,
as
I
truly
appreciated
it
.
Jim
Van
Meter
4303
West
Laura
Ave
.
Visalia,
CA
93277
You
are more than welcome, Jim,
and
DUSTY
TIMES
will be
coming
to
you monthly for a year
to
help you keep
up
with
the sport.
We
ha
ve
printed
y
our
full
addr
ess,
kn.owing
man
y
off
roaders will
want
.
to seiid you cards
and
letters
to
keep
you so
mewhat
busy in your long
recuperation.
Our
deadline for the
April
issue was opportunity
to
vote on combining
tight for Judy Smith,
and
she
had
no them for the eight race desert series
results
at
the time,
and
went on notes as well,
and
we
would
have voted
and
pit
talk
.
Apparently
,
the
again.st it.
Your
point
on the size
of
finishing order was not available
at
the restrictor plates
is
well taken,
the scoring trailer
at
.the
race. For because Bobby
Neth
won
at
Parker
your sake, «e hope
ORAN
got it in a single seater,
and
the Neths won
right,
si1ice
they print two weeks
again
at
Laughlin.
while
Rob
later than DUSTY TIMES.
The
Tolleson. won
at
the Great
Mojave
results show that your team was ,
250
driving a Mirage single seater.
indeed third, finishing well over
Our
person.al thought
is
that
a pair
eight minutes
ahead
of
the fourth
of
strong classes like r
-r
600
and
place car,
and
a full lap ahead
of
2-1600
should
not
be combined,
Sherman's
en.try.
'
until
all
of
the" two
and
three car
To
whom
it
may
concern:
The
Baja
Express
Racing
Team
feel
that
there
are
a
number
of
things ·
that
should
be
re-evaluated
and
changed.
1 )
Combining
classes
1-1600
and
2-1600!
We
feel
the
vote
to
combine
these
two
classes
should
have
been
mailed
to
all
Drivers
of
Record,
instead
of
only
having
the
vote
at
the
Parker
.race,
where
not
everyone
attended!
After
talking
to
many
2-1600
owners,
we
strongly
feel
that
there
should
be
a re-vote!
«mer
pump
er classes
hat
e been
combin~d in a similar appli;s
and
oranges
class.
DUSTY
TIMES
.
would like
to
hear opinions, both pro
and
con, from ochers who
may
be
driven out
of
these classes
and
out
of
off
road racing
by
the sudden shift in
rules, after the rule books were
prin.t~d
at
chat.
=#
·u·
.
..
. . .
'
..
.
This
is
just
a
short
note
about
a
long
subject,
off
road
racing
engines.
As
an
off
road
racer
of
many
years myself, I
know
the
amount
of
money
that
is
spent
on
racing engines. I also
know
that
the
engine is
the
most
important
piece
of
equipment
you
have
.
So,
I
would
like
to
crow
a
little
about
my engine,
and
its
builder,
Lee
Leighton
. I have
put
over
3000
miles
of
hard
off
road
desert
and
short
course
racing
on
my
unlimited
engine
without
a single
problem.
This
engine
has
minimal
prep
each race, a change
of
oil
and
plugs,
but
otherwise
it
has
not
been
touched
.
Thanks
again Lee
Leighton
for
a fine
racing engine.
Doc
Ingram
and
Tom
Bradley
'
Goodyear,
AZ
\
The
citizens
of
Baja
California
are
looking
forward
with
great
anticipation
to
the
renew
~! .
of
your
fine
off
road
racing event,
the
Score
Baja
Internacional
in
June.
This
race is a highlight
of
our
spring
tourist
season,
and
it
is aJso
the
rek
indling
of
man
y
friendships
,~e
have
been
privileged
to
develop
over
the
years
since
North
Americans
have
begun
racing
on
our
peninsula
in
1967
.
If
there
is
any
form
of
competition
which
we
can
claim
as
our
own
state's
native
sport
, it
is
off
road
racing.
It
was
born
here
.
It
has
grown
here
.
We
hope
many
of
you
will
answer
the
challenge
of
the
Baja in June.
Jose
Luis
Rendon
Beltran
State
Secretary
of
Tourism
of
Baja California, Mexico
DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters
from all corners
of
off
road activity.
The
Pony
Express
column
will
feature
all
the
mail
we
can
fir
into
the space. Please keep your «Jords
fairl
y
brief.
Becau
se
of
space
limitations, your pearls
of
prose
ma
y
be
edited, but DUSTY TIMES will
print your gripes as well as your
praises
.
Letters
for
publication
should be
at
the DUSTY TIMES
offi
ce by the 15th
of
the
month
in
order
to
appear in the next issue.·
~
..
.
==
··=·
The
weight
of
the
1-1600
is
1300
lbs.
minimum
with
a
20
mm
restrictor
plate
versus
the
2-
1600
weight
of
1350
lbs.
minimum,
one
extra
person
of
an
average
weight
of
170
pounds
and
the
21
mm
restrictor
plate
.
Why
are
the
1-1600
cars
allowed
these
advantages??
In
our
opinion,
these
two
classes
should
be
kept
apart.
With
the
combin-
ing
of
Score
and
HORA
there
have
been
enough
entries
in
each
.
class. ·
THE
ORIGINAL
GAS PRESSURE
SHOC
-K ABSORBER
. .. .
....
I
received
the
.
April
1985
edition
of
DUSTY
TIMES,
and
read
with
much
interest
your
article
covering
the
AMSA
6
Hour
at
Cal
City
by
Judy
Smith
on
page
32.
As
the
rule
stands,
2-1600
cars
will
have
to
change
to
only
one
person, get the smaller restrictor
·
plate
and
enter
as a
1-1600
to
be
competitive
. If
we
had
wanted
a
1-1600
we
would
have
built
one!
To
say
the
least I
am
very
disappointed
in
your
reporting
of
the
finishing
order
in
Class
C.
/
Bill Keever
and
Mike
Hanson
finished
third,
not
Sherman
and
Bowen.
Actually
Sherman
finished fifth,
behind
Milerson
and
Young
.
Attached
is a
copy
of
th
e results,
which
I feel y
ou
could
have
eas
il
y
gotten
at
the
s
tart
/ finish line after
the
race.
As
you
stated,
there
was a
good
two
hours
of
daylight· left
to
find
them
when
the
race was over.
I am
not
normally' a
"bitcher",
but
I also
work
for
a
newspaper
and
know
that
accurate
reporting
is
fundamental
as well as very
necessary
to
your
paper's
success. I
subscripe
to
your
paper
to
read
my
name
in
print
on
the
races I
enter,
if
I
am
deserving,
just
as every
other
racer does.
Our
team
worked
hard
as
does
every
other
team
out
there,
and
proper,
accur
a
te
reporting
is
due
us as well as
the
others.
I
don't
expect
a
co
r
rection
or
anything,
just
ask
that
you
please
get
the
finishing
order
straight
in
the
future.
I
wonder
how
Off
Road
Action
News
will
report
it?
Bill Keever, #
29
C
Bakersfield,
CA
Yau
have our apologies for the
error, for sure.
To be fair, there
seldom
is
a printed
en.try
list
at
AMSA events,
and
the results come
in the
mail
a couple
of
weeks later.
Dusty
Times
2)
Scales!
Since
there
are
weight
limits
between
.
single
seaters
and
two
seaters
for
the
-
Score
Challenge
and
1-2-1600
classes,
then
weighing
in
at
tech
should
be
mandatory!
3)
Teardown!
Since
Score
has
a
limited
teardown
and
HORA
has
NO
teardown,
we
feel
there
is
too
much
chance
for
cheating.
Since
we are a
restricted
class, we
suggest a
mandatory
teardown
to
the
barrels,
for
at
least
first
place.
4)
Contingencies!
We
were
told
that
they
would
improve,
so
far they are
not
any
better.
For
the
sake
of
FAIR
competi-
tion,
we
would
appreciate
it
if
Score
and
HORA
would
look
into
these
matters.
In
the
event
anyone
would
like
to
discuss
the
contents
of
this
letter,
or
if
you
'
have
any
questions,
please
contact
me
at
the
listed
address
or
phone
me
at
(213)
864-0893.
Hayward
Mendenhall
15518
LeFloss Ave.
Norwalk,
CA
90650
_
Thank
you
so
much
for your well
thought out letter on the state
of
the
r
600
restricted
classes
in
desert
ra
cing,
Hayward.
Your
letter came
too late
to
make
the
April
issue,
but
it
will
reach more people this month.
As
long time competitors in r -r
600
class,
we
would
have liked the
WINNERS
ON BILSTEIN
SPEAK FOR
THEMSELVES
Ivan Stewart
1st
Place, Class 7
Mint 400 .
"Never before
have
I
had
so much con-
fidence
in
a shock. After
extensive testing and
numerous races
on
the
same set
of
Bi/steins, I
am very pleased by
their excellent perfor-
mance and reliability."
May 1985
Ray
Aragon
1st
Place, Class
10
Laughlin Desert
Challenge 1984
"We
finished 2nd at the
Cal City 12-hour
in
1983,
1st
in
Class
10
at the ·
Parker
40.0
1984,
and
1st
in
Class
10
at
the
Laughlin
Desert Challenge
1984
all
on
the same set of
Bi/steins with no failures."
Jerry Leighton ,
1st
Place, Class
10
Fireworks 250 1984
"The shocks worked
super; no such thing as
broken or leaking
shocks with Bi/stein."
Jim Wright
1st
Place,. Class 2
Mint 400
"By
far the most impor-
tant parts
on
any off-
road vehicle are the
shocks. Using Bi/steins
is like cheating."
For further information and
special off-road applications
contact
Tom
Hoke at
BILSTEIN Corporation of
America,
11760
Sorrento .
Valley Road, San Diego,
CA
92121
.
619/453
~
7723.
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Side Tracks
••
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At
the
March
30
Lucerne
Valley
Score
race
there
were
some
penalties
assessed,
which,
at
first
look,
seemed
arbitrary
and
over
stringent.
In
view
of
the
fact
that
at
the
HORA
race
at
-
Laughlin,
a
month
earlier,
a
similar
infraction
of
rules;
running
a
road
crossing,
had
cost
some
competitors
a 15
minute
penalty,
the
disqualifications
at
Lucerne
for
the
same
offense
seemed
too
harsh.
There
were
two
highway
crossings
at
Lucerne,
both
on
the
stretch
of
the
course
between
the
start
and
the
"loop."
Competi-
tors
would
cross
each
crossing
once
in
the
outwardbotind
direction,
and
then
again,
coming
back
in
to
the
finish,
in
the
opposite
direction.
_
The
first
crossing
simply
went
across
a
roadway,
and
was well
marked
with
signs, flags
and
ribbons.
The
second
crossing
was
at
a
point
where
the
road
to
be
crossed
made
a
"Y,"
and
the
race
course
actually
went
across
the
narrow
end
of
the
"Y,"
crossing
two
roads,
which
were
connected
by
about
75
feet
of
pavement.
This
crossing
was
also
marked,
in
theory,
as well as
the
other,
and
there
were
two
flagmen.
The
section
of
the
course
that
led
out
from
town,
over
these
roads
and
to
the
loop
part
of
the
course,
had
not
been
marked
for
pre-
running
until
Friday,
the
day
before
the
race.
The
infractions which caused
the
disqualifications
both
hap-
pened
on
the
first lap.
The
cars
had
started
every 15 seconds,
so
they
were
close
together
and
the
course
was very
dusty,
with
little
wind
at
that
point.
There
was a
Highway
Patrolman
stationed
at
the
second
crossing.
The
entrants
disqualified
for
running
the
crossing
were
Walker
Evans,
who'd
gone
on
to
finish
first
in
Class
8,
and
the
team
of
J.D.
Ward
and
Terry
Jeffers,
who
ran
in Class
10
and
got
no
further.
We
spoke
to
Jeffers
who
was
driving
at
the
time
of
the
incident.
He
told
us
that
he
and
his
partner,
Ward,
had
pre
-
run
the
part
of
the
course
in
question
only
once,
because
they'd
been
busy
working
on
the
car.
During
the
race, (
their
first
in
Class
10)
Jeffers was
conscious
of
the
very
quick
drivers
in
the
class, several
of
whom
started
close
behind
him.
He
was
trying
to
stay in
front
of
them
.
The
team
has
been
racing
for
five years,
and
they
have
had
many
good
finishes
in
their
1600cc
class
car
to
show
that
they're
fine drivers.
They
have
never
been
penalized in ariy way
before.
Exactly
what
happened
is a
bit
uncertain,
even
to
the
driver.
What
is generally
accepted
as
happening
is
that
Jeffers
was
following
another
competitor
very closely
at
that
point
(he
did
not
know
the
number
or
name
of
the
other
racer),
and
when
the
first
car
stopped
for
the
crossing,
Jeffers was
unable
to
stop
on
time,
hit
the
first
car
and
did
enough
damage
to
put
it
out
of
the
race.
Whether
the
first
car
had
made
the
stop
in
time
was
not
clear
to
Jeffers,
or
apparently,
the
flagman
either.
It
ended
up
·
parked
-
out
_
in
the
mid
d I
e,
between
the
two
roads.
Jeffers
slid
to
the
middle
of
the
road.
Jeffers was
blinded
by
the
dust
and
stunned
by
the
realization
of
what
had
happened.
He
just
sat
there,
waiting
for
the
dusf
to
clear.
The
flagm·
an
came
over
to
him,
told
him
to
pull
over,
and
said,
"Car
1095,
you're
out
of
the
race."
Jeffers
got
out
of
the
cat,
walked
back
to
talk
·
to
the
flagman
and
was
told
that
he
''didn't
really
know
what
happened."
He
told
us
that
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By
Judy
Smith
who
said,
"I
didn't
want
to
do
what
I
had
to
do
.
''
He
told
Jeffers
that
no
other
cars
had
come
through
the
crossing
so
close
together.
After
about
15 minites,
a flagman
came
up
to
Terry
and
said,
"Maybe
you'd
better
take
off."
But
Terry
figured he was
disqualified,
and
there
was
no
reason
to
run
the
car
around
the
course
to
no
pur.pose, possibly
doing
it
some
damage,
when
it
was
in
good
shape
now
and
would
not
be
too
expensive
to
fix
at
this
point.
Jeffers
and
Ward
are
a low
budget
race team,
and
their
checkbook
is-always
an
important
consideration.
In
Terry's
words,
·
"I
playedit
too
close ...
thought
I
had
more
time."
He
said
he
was watching _
the
other
driver's
brake
lights,
and
" ...
when
I saw
them,
I
went
for
the
brakes.
The
dust
was
so
thick,
it
was
chaotic!"
He
went
on
to
say;
"I
definitely
goofed. I really
hate
the
fact
that
I
did
it. I felt
so
bad,
I
messed
his
car
up."
He
told
us
he
felt
the
flagman was sensitive
to
the
fact
that
the
California
Highway
Patrol
was
parked
nearby,
observing
the
road
crossing,
and
that
he,
the
flagman,
had
been
compelled
in
part
to
make
the
disqualifiction
because
of
the
presence
of
the
Patrolman.
The
most
telling
point
that
Terry
made
was
that
he
had
gone
to
the
Driver's
Meeting,
and
he
remembered
what
Sal Fish
had
said.
He
had
discussed
the
road
crossings,
and
had
said
that
running
them
would
be
a
"na-
no."
He
quoted
Sal as saying,
"There
are
two
road
crossings,
and
if
you
get brain-fade,
and
you
run
'em,
...
you're
out
of
the
race."
Said
Terry,
"I
would
have
disqualified
myself."
Evans
was
disqualified
for
running
the
same
crossing.
He
says
he
was following a buggy
and
"
...
never
knew
I
was
at
the
intersection."
He
told
us
that
a
bit
further
down
the
course
the
buggy
had
a
problem
and
pulled
over,
and
then,
as
he
came
out
of
the
dust,
he
realized
he
must
have
already gone
past
the
crossing.
Walker
gave us a few
more
details
about
the
crossing, saying
that
it
was a
top
speed
road
coming
up
to
it,
and
that
it
was
about
six miles
into
the
race.
Evans
continued
to
race
obliv-
ious
of
any disciplinary action.
When
he
had
almost
completed
the
event
and
got
to
the
crossing
for
the
second
time,
he
stopped.
Then,
he
said, they
11
•••
cursed
and
swore"
at
him,
which
upset
him.
He
then
went
on
to
finish,
coming
in
first
in
Class
8.
After
he
had
checked
irito
post-race
contingency
he
loaded
up
and
went
home
to
Riverside.
In
the
meantime,
at
race
headquarters,
Sal Fish received a
report
from
the
road
crossing,
saying
that
Evans
should
be
disqualified,
and
he
hastily
convened
a
Grievance
Commit-
tee.
This
is a
new
procedure,
instigated
at
Parker,
where
it
worked
well,
to
handle
com-
plain
ts
and
protests,
and
May 1985
apparently
also, decisions
about
disqualifications.
They
met,
in
private,
and
after
about
an
hour-
and-a-half,
came
to
the decision
to
disqualify Evans. ·
Ward
and
Jeffers
did
not
have
the
luxury
of
having
their
disqualification
discussed
by
committee
-
they
had
been
put
out
of
the
race
on
the
spot.
Sunday
morning,
in Riverside,
Evans
read
about
his disqualifi-
cation
in
the
newspaper.
He
says
that
he
feels
that
the
action
taken
by
Score
was
"not
professional."
He
thinks
he
should
have
had
an
appeal
before
the
decision was
made,
and
felt
that
the
penalty
was
too
severe
for
the
alleged
infraction.
Walker
has
asked
for
a hearing.
Evans also
pointed
out
that
the
Score
rules
on
disqualification,
G22
and
G23,
state
that
"Any
entrant
...
who
has
been
disquali-
fied
...
for
an
infraction
...
shall
have
the
right
to
a hearing ... " It
then
goes
on
to
state
that
"The
class
purse
for
any class
in
which
an
entrant
has
been
disqualified
... will
not
be
awarded
until
the
results
of
any
requested
hearing
are
determined."
The
purse
for
the
Great
Mojave
Class 8 race
was
distributed
at
the
awards
presentation
Saturday
evening.
We
also
spoke
to
Sal Fish.
He
told
us
that
the
California
Highway
Patrol
had
been
very
adamant
about
the
need
for
the
race cars
to
stop
at
each
crossing.
Captain
Miller,
from
the
Victorville
office
of
the
CHP
had
spoken
at
the
mandatory
_
Drivers'
Meeting,
and
had
explained
that
fact, telling
the
drivers
that
disobeying
the
rules
in
this instance
could
result
in
immediate
cancellation
_
of
the
race.
Sal
told
us
that
both
road
crossings
had
been
marked
extra
heavily,
with
flares as well as
extra
arrows.
Neither
driver
had
mentioned
flares. Sal a.Isa said
that that
portion
of
the
course
had
been
open
for
pre-running
from
noon
on
Friday,
and
that
"they
were all
out
there."
We
asked Fish
why'the
penalty
for
running
a crossing was
so
·
severe
in
the
Score
race, ·
when,
just
a
month
previously,
at
the
HORA
race
at
Laughlin,
part
of
the
joint
series,
the
penalty
had
been
to
have 15
minutes
added
to
the
elapsed
time.
_
Several
contestants
had
been
bumped
out
of
money
paying
positions
by
this
action
at
Laughlin. Fish said
that
he
" ...
personally
was
not
aware
of"
the
HORA
15
minute
penalties.
And
he
felt
that
any
action
which
could
result
in
the
cancellation
of
the
whole race
deserved
a
much
more
severe
penalty.
In
fact,
both
Evans
and
--:
fi$h
Coming
Next
Month
...
were really unwilling
to
discuss
the
action
. Evans is waiting
for
his
hearing,
and
Fish
seems
to
feel
that
he's
being
unfairly
criticized for
the
action
taken
by
the
Grievance
Committee.
(Fish
is
usually
criticized
for
some
action
at
every race,
so
it's easy
to
understand
his sensitivity.)
The
entire
incident
is really
unfortunate.
On
the
one
hand,
the
future
of
off
road
racing in
the
Mojave
Desert,
and
perhaps
anywhere,
had
been
jeopardized.
The
thought
of
the
consequences
of
a collision
between
an
off
road
race vehicle
and
a
disinterested
highway traveler is
enough
to
convince
us
that
stringent
rules
must
be
applied
and
severe
penalties
assessed
for
diso-
bedience
. But, in all fairness,
the
promoter
does
have
a
responsi-
bility
to
educate
and
inform
the
racer,
and
we
think
that
th
.e
"Mandatory"
Driver's
Meeting
is
too
late.
Perhaps
signs
could
· have
been
posted
on
the
short
stretch
of
course
during
Friday's
pre-running
of
that
section,
or
maybe
a special
bulletin
could
have
been
mailed.
It's
a well
known
fact
that
not
all racers are
abk
or
inclined
to
attend
the
"Mandatory"
meetings,
and
while
that
is regettable,
it's
a fact
that
must
be
addressed
when
the
matter
is
as
serious
as
the
possible
cancellation
of
the
race.
In
addition,
the
whole thing
could
have
been
avoided
by
starting
the
race elsewhere,
and
simply
not
crossing
the
highways
at
all.
Or
the
cars
could
have
been
started
further
apart,
30
seconds
instead
of
15,
to
give a little
clean
air
between
them.
But
that
would
have
meant
that
the
highway
running
through
Lucerne
would
have
been
a big
traffic
jam
for
twice as long as it was anyway.
Another
fairly simple
option
would
have
been
to
.
water
the
course
in
the
vicinity
of
the
crossings.
That
would
have
held
down
the
dust,
at
least
for
the
early, fast classes,
and
made
it
simpler
to
see
the
warnings
and
stop
in
time.
The
Evans disqualification will
never
be
settled
to
everyone's
satisfaction.
More's
the
pity.
And
a
precedent
has
been
set
in
that
it
seems
that
a
lone
flagman
has
the
authority
to
pull
a vehicle
out
of
a
race
and
call
it
disqualified,
as
happened
to
Jeffers.
But
these
actions
do
serve
as warnings
to
al-I
racers
that
those
flagmen
at
the
highway
crossings
had
better
be
obeyed.
The
best
bet
is
simply
to
make
every crossing a
mandatory
stop,
with
the
race
car
moving
only
upon
a signal
from
a flagman.
It's
frustrating,
but
if
necessary
to
ensure
the
continuation
of
the
·
sport,
then
that's
how
it
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Tulare,
CA
May 1985
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 Western
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.)
FORDA
Florida
Off
Roaders
Drivers' Association
5349
Hansel
Av.e.,
C-1
Orlando,
Florida
32809
(305)
85Ui245
FUD
PUCKER
RACING
TEAM
250
Kennedy,
#6
Chula Vista,
CA
92011
(619)
427-
5759
August
JO
Superstition
250
II
Night Race
El
Centro,
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4's
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Lake Geneva,
WI
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248-8566
or
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May
25-26
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100
Lake Geneva,
WI
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Off
Road
Racing Association
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Atlanta;
GA
30310
.
(
404)
927-6432
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50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
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June
9
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Montgomery, AL
June
,
23
50
Mile Race
Atlanta, GA
July
28
.
100 Mile Race
Atlanta,
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August
.
25
50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
September
8
100 Mile Race
Montgomery, AL ,
Se8tember
22
5 Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
October
27
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Atlanta,
GA
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WESTERN
POINTS
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INC.
1507 South Lincoln
Loveland,
CO
80537
(303)
669-0640
or
(303 J 663-
2922
May
12
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Denver,
CO
June
2
WKR
St. Francis,
KS
June
30
RMORRA
Colorado Springs,
CO
July
14
DORR
Denver,
CO
.
August
4
WKR
St. Francis,
KS
August
18
DORR
Denver,
CO
September
8
CORRA
Berthoud,
CO
~eptember
22
RMORRA
Colorado Springs,
CO
October
5
Bandimere
Championship Race
Denver,
CO
HORA
High Desert Racing Association
961
West
Dale Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
89124
(702)
361-
5404
July
5.7
Fireworks
250
Barstow,
CA
September
6-8
Frontier
500
Las Vegas to Reno, NV
December
6-8
Frontier
250
Las Vegas, NV
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3-4
·
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45002
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etents stµied
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irounds
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25-26
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June
30
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July
14
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August
23-26
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October
6
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CA
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47
May
19
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Corona,
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23
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rona Raceway
Corona,
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August
4
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rona Racew
ay
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September
29
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rona Racew
ay
Corona
, CA
MINT
400
P.O. Box 2160
L
as
Vegas, NV
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(702 J
385-7440
May
2-5
.
Mint
400
Desert Race
Las Vegas, NV
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THOMPSON'S
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ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
.
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so
n
Entertainment
Group
53
Wo
od
lyn Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818)
359-5117
.
June
22
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San Bernardino,
CA
July
20
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liseum
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CA
September
14
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n Bernardino,
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Worth, TX
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5-6
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wtown Speedway
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2-3
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wtown Speedway
Fort
Worth,
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6-
7
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4-5
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as
hington
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(503)
6?0-Q313
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25-27
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Bonus
Points Race
VORRA
250
Day/ Night Race
W eeks, NV
June
21-23
Little Rock
300
Olympia,
WA
August
16-18
Location to be announced
September
27-29
Millican Valley
400
Bend,
OR
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PRO
RALLY
SERIES
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1,16
of
America
6750
Emporia
St
.
Englewood,
CO
80
112
(303)
779-6625
June
8-9
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Wellsboro,
PA
July
4-7
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Int
ernational
Pro
Ra
lly
Tumwater,
WA
August
16-September
20
Ralle Michigan Pro Rally
Batde Creek,
MI
September
21-22
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cot
he,
OH
October
25-2
7
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16-1 7
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Beaverton,
OR
December
6-8
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ernational Pro Ra
lly
·.
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7-9
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August
16-18
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oad
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ay
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8-9
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.
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his
early
days
run-
ning
cut-down
hot
rods
and
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midgets,
through
his
work
at
Indianapolis
Speedway
and
his
develop-
ment
of
milestone
vehicles
like
Big
Oly
and
today's
special
projects
with
Ford
Motor
Company
.
Find
out
why
all
the
notables
from
the
Uns
e
rs
and
Parnelli
Jones
to
Rod
Hall
and
countless
others
rely
on
him
for
winning
r
es
ults.
Re
ad
BOSS
:
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STROPPE
STORY
.
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,
nostalgia
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1985
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71
June
1
Montr
ea
l Olympic Stadium
Montr
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l, Quebec, Canada
SCORE
SHOW
.M/ TAX
P.O. Box
6819
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91510
(818)
768
-2914
May
10-12
8th
Annual Score Show
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ASSOCIATION
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7380
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s Vegas, NV
89125
(702)
459-0317
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8
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lien~
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NV
August
17
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Pioche, NV
November
16
Silver
Du
st
400
Henderson, NV
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Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O.
Bo
x
4394
Las Vegas, NV
89106
(702)
452-4522
June
22
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as
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July
27-28
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ay
Casino & KC
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ecial
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September
20-22
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23
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as
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8-9
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June
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ac
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25-2i
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rt
Race
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June
22-23
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200
Virginia, Cit
y,
NV
July
20
Th
e Ingold
Short
Cou
rse Class
ic
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ands 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
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hip
Off
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ER
THE
DAVE
SHOPPE
CROSSES
THE
ROAD
.
TO
VICTORY
IN
CLASS
8
COMPETITION.
In California's Lucerne Valley, at the "Cross-
roads
of
the High Desert," the course
of
the Great
Mojave 250 runs through the same rugged country
where pioneers once battled the Paiute Indians.
On
March
31,
the valley was a battlefield
of
different sorts:
. Where men, their trucks and their tires fought
for victory in the inaugural running
of
this
SCORE/HORA
.off-road racing event.
At times, the dust was so thick that the sharp-
faceted rock and back-jarring ruts virtually
ambushed the drivers.
But Dave Shoppe, in his Ford F-150, survived
the hidden dangers and emerged victorious in the
Class 8 battle.
-
..,
-
4x,
. Dave raced to an average speed
of
over 50 mph
on Goodyear Wrangler Radials, the very same tires
you can buy.
To
Dave, we offer our sincere congratulations.
And thanks for proving once again how
Goodyear Wrangler Radials are engineered to take
on the toughest terrain .
So whether you drive on or
off
the road, give your truck a set
of
Goodyear Wrangler Radials.
And
give
it
the bravado
to stand its ground.
WRANG
L
ER
RADIAL
.
WE
RACE
THE
TIRES
YOU
BUY.
GOODjf'iEAR
THE
SCORE
GREAT
MOJAVE
150
Larry
Noel
Scores a
Wire
to
-
Wir.e
By
Jean Calt•in
The
Great
Mojave
250
is a
desert
race
that
grew
out
of
neces
.
sity.
Late
last
May
·
the
powers
that
be
in Baja
California
made
it
virtually
impossible
for
.~
Score
International
to
stage
the
Baja
Internacional
as
scheduled
in
early
June.
Sal
Fish
and
his
folks
mo~ed
the
event
to
Johnson
Valley,
near
Victorville,
California,
almost
overnight.
The
Baja
in
Barstow
was
a
success,
and
many
liked
the
near
home
locale, especially
the
ex-
bikers
i.n
the
entry
who
know
the
area
well.
This
year
Score
·
took
the
usual
San
Felipe
250
date
and
turned
it
into
the
Great
Mojave
250
late
in
March
.
In
numbers
as well as
other
factors
the
move
was a real
success.
Well
above
the
Baja
entry
in
recent
years, a
total
of
188
cars
showed
up
to
tackle
the
two
long
laps
of
the
race,
that
had
Overall Victory
Photos:
Trackside
Photo
Enterprises
its
headquaners
in
the
town
of
Lucerne
Valley.
With
41
motorcycles,
30
3
wheelers
and
14
Odysseys,
who
only
did
one
'
lap,
the
total
starting
entry
rose
to
a
grand
273
vehicles, a
number
bound
to
gladden
the
heart
of
any
promoter.
.
Part
of
the
swell
of
entry
numbers
is
due
to
the
unqualified
success
of
the
combo
of
Score
and
High
Desert
events
into
one
points
series
for
1985.
While
the
points
money
·
may
not
be
huge
this
first
year,
the
concept
of
a
single
desert
class
champion
has
caught
the
fancy
of
the
serious
and
some
not
so
serious
racers.
It
has
also
mo~e
than
caught
the
fancy
of
contingency
donors,
and-
in
Lucerne
Valley
on
Friday
afternoon
there
was
no
room
in
the
parking
lot
contingency
row
for
the
late
comers,
particularly
those
like
Firestone
who
showed
up
with
a
tractor
trailer
after
the
tiny
area
in
the
local
park
had
been
filled
to
capacity. ', ·
The
people
in
Lucerne
Valley
were
more
than
enthusiastic
about
hosting
the
race
;
even
though
it
stopped
traffic
on
the
main
road
for
two
days.
For
once
there
were
plenty
of
refreshment
stands
around
the
registration,
tech
and
contingem
:y areas,
and
the
finish
line
.
Both
spots
had
ample
outhouses
too
for
those
who
indulged
too
freely
in
the
libations
available.
The
race
course
was
a
lopsided
figure
eight,
fast
rough
for
the
most
part,
and
pure
desert
with
heavy
dust
all
the
way.
It
even
wound
through
a
silt
bed
or
two
and
bounced
over
some
tranny
eating
ditches
to
get
the
troops
tuned
up
for
the
upcoming
Mint
400.
The
cars
ran
a
pair
of
108
mile
loops,
while
the
bikes
covered
a
shorter
distance
and
had
a
different
finish line.
All
classes
started
in
the
wash
in
town,
the
cars
leaving
one
every
15
seconds
in
a
constant
dust
cloud,
and
the
cars
finished
in
.
another
location
near
town.
The
other
classes
finished
at
the
central
checkpoint
well
~ut
of
town,
to
alleviate a clash
in
traffic
between
the
various
types
of
race
vehicles.
An
eight
hour
time
allowance
was
set
for
all
28
classes
in
the
race.
Two
hours
after
the
last
Odyssey
.
departed,
about
8:30
a.m.
on
the
Saturday,
Class
1 was
first
away.
The
cars
staged
alongside
Highway
18,
the
main
street
in
Lucerne
Valley. A
hefty
but
well
mannered
crowd
was
on
hand
to
watch
the
racers
take
the
· flag,
zoom
down
into
the
dry
drainage
ditch
and
charge
off
into
the
desert.
There
were 13
starters
in
Class
1,
and
it
was
an
impressive
field.
Some
con-
tenders
· failed
on
the
first leg,
including
Mickey
Thompson,
whose
Porsche
powered
Raceco
started
with
leaking
rear
brakes.
Midway
on
the
loop
Larry
Noel,
who
started
second
and
was
now
running
dust
free,
recorded
a fast
time,
about
four
minutes
ahead
of
Jack
Johnson,
who
was
out
of
it
soon
after
that
with
a
transmission
failure.
Noel
had
a clear lead
after
one
loop
with
no
dust,
and
it
was
several
minutes
before
the
Fuoco
of
Al
Arciero
an
'd
Rick
Munyon
came
along,
with
Albert
flying
high
and
hard
over
the
ditch
at
the
road
crossing
we
used
for
observation.
Ron
Gardner,
with
Ivan
Stewart
in
his
dust
was next;
Stewart
went
to
his
pit
and
Gardner
went
on,
but
Ron
rolled
later
in
the
lap,
which
cost
a
good
ten
minutes
and
put
him
fourth
at
the
checkered
flag
.
Mark
McMillin,
in
the
two
seater
was
next,
running
alone
in
Class 1,
followed
by
a flock
of
Class 2s,
led easily
by
Malcolm
Smith.
Stewart
had
trans
failure in
the
Toyota
pickup
later
in
the
lap;
the
trans
was
changed
and
he
sank
to
eighth
in
dass
at
the
finish.
Tom
Koch,
who
was a
first
lap
leader
too,
had
total
disaster
on
the
second,
finishing
sixth
without
a left
front
wheel,
hub
and
axle.
Down
with
broken
axles,
CVs,
the
works,
Larry
-
Ragland
lost
about
hours
on
the
first lap,
but
he
patched
the
Porsche
powered
Chaparral
together
to
finish
ninth,
hitting
the
finish line sideways
at
that.
Laughlin
winners
Frank
Snook
and
Eric
Arras
got
in
one
lap
and
lost
the
trans.
Up
front
Larry
Noel
now
had
it all
his
own
way,
turning
fast
lap
of
the
day,
1:46.26
to
finish all
alone,
first
overall
and
in
Class 1
by
15
minutes.
He
arrived
just
after
noon,
had
no
trouble
with
the
Chaparral,
and
was
celebrat-
ing
his
first
annive~sary
of
serious
desert
racing.
Al
Arciero
and
Rick
Munyon
each
·
had
a flat,
but
they
were
solid
in
.
second,
overall
and
in
class.
Mark
Mc-
Millin
brought
the
Chenowth
home
third
in
Class
1,
fifth
overall,
a
half
hour
ahead
of
fifth
·
placing
Bob
Renz
and
Dick
Clark
in
their
Chenowth.
Class
2
was
strong
at
22
starters
and
half
of
them
finished.
Among
those
who
scarcely
got
started
were
Jim
Sumners,
trans,
and
Len
New-
man.
Eventual
winner
Malcolm
Smith,
in
his
keen
ORE
powered
by
a
Renault
V-6,
nailed
the
only
first
lap
in
Class 2
under
two
It
was
a
good
day
in
the
desert
for
Al
Arciero
and
Rick
Munyon
,
and
they
survived
flat
tires
to
finish
second
overall
in the
Funco.
Jim
and
Mark
Temple
whipped
over
the
rugged
course
in
their
Raceco
,
moving
up
on
the
second
loop
to
score
a
fine
second
in
Class
2
and
six
th overall.
Jerry
Penhall
went
all
the
way
in
his
Chenowth
at
Lucerne
,
came
back
on
the
second
loop
IQ
take
third
in Class 2
and
just
hang
on
to
the
overall
points
lead. ·
Page
14
May 1985
Dusty
Times
Mark
Broneu
backed
his
teammate
Bolin
with
a fine
sec
ond
in
Class
10.
slowed
by
a
flat
tire
on
the
first
round
,
but
roared
back
in the
second
loo
p.
Marty
Reider
lost
the e
xhaust
on
his
Raceco
right
out
of
the
chute,
but
he
plugged
along
for
the
points
and
finish
ed
a
good
third
in Class
10.
Jimmy
and
Don
Gill
drove
their
good
looking
Raceco
hard
and
fast at
Lucerne
to
take
a
well
earned
and
close
fourth
in the Class
10 ranks.
It
was
cle
ar
sailing
all
the
way
for
Larry
Noel
in
his
Chaparral.
Noel
won
overall
and
in Class 1
by
a
whopping
15
minutes
,
taking
his
first
ever
overall
victory
1n
the
deser
t
home
to
Phoen
ix,
Arizona
.
It
has
been
a
while
since
a
water
pumper
won in Class
2,
and
Malcolm
Smith
led
all
the
way
in
the
fancy
ORE
powered
by
a
Renault
engine
to
claim
the
victory
by
about
seven
minutes.
h
ours,
a 1
:59.30.
Jake
Fo
gg/
Gregg
Symonds
were
next
on
time,
abo
ut
four
minutes
back
in
the
Raceco,
and
several
more
were
in
the
next
minute
or
t~o.
It
was a
very
tight
race
for
the
big
two
seaters,
and
seven
were
missing
in
action.
On
round
two
Malcolm
Smith
exte
nd
ed
his
lead,
holding
about
six
minut
es
over
Jim
and
Mark
T e
mpl
e
and
Fogg
/
Symonds
early
in
the
lap
.
Frank
Arciero
in
the
Class
2
Toyota
pickup
fell
victim
to
trans
failure also,
but
he
struggled
along
after
the
change
to
a late finish.
Mike
Goodwin,
Raceco,
got
stuck
in
the
silt
on
the
first lap,
but
ran
a
quick
1
:50
on
the
second
to
finish
tenth.
Up
front
Smith
was all
alone
,
doing
fast
lap
for
the
class, a 1 :
53
.
01
to
finish first
in
Class 2,
fourth
overall.
Malcolm
was
happy,
although
he
did
say
they
detuned
the
engine
too
much
after
the
Parker
400
.
their
pair
oflaps,
good
for
fo
urth
place,
just
six
seconds
ahead
of
the
Lewis
and
Simpson
Mazda
powered
Raceco.
Fogg
and
Symonds,
wi
th
a
second
lap
flat,
ended
up
sixt
h .
Class
10
was as
loaded
with
talent
as
Class
2,
and
it
was a real
horse
race
in
the
early legs
among
the
23
starters.
The
pace was
so
hot
that
chargers
like
Ken
a
nd
Torsten
Corum
an
.d
Dwight
Lundell
did
not
get
half
way
around
the
first
lap.
Terry
Jeffers/ J.D.
Ward
had
a
problem
·
at
a
road
crossing
in
the
dust
,
and
they
were
disqualified
on
the
spot.
So,
after
one
tou
gh lap,
seven
Class
10s
were
missing.
It was
tight
among
the
leaders,
most
of
them
in
Racecos.
Larry
Bolin
smoked
the
field
with
a
1:58
.15,
and
Jim
Stiles
recorded
a 1
:59.30
first
lap
.
Apparently
the
scorers
did
not
reco
rd
down
to
the
second
after
the
first lap.
John
Hagle was
another
three
minutes
back,
and
Mart
y
Reider
was
close
with
a
2:04.15,
and
Marty
had
already
lost
his
exhaust
system
.
In
the
next
two
minutes
half
a
dozen
10s
raced
past,
led
by
Mark
Broneau
with
a
2:05
.
30,
and
it was a race going
into
the
second
loop.
About
20
mi
les
into
the
round
Jim
Stiles
led
on
th
e
road
and
Bolin
was
about
three
minutes
in
his
wake,
but
the
leader
on
ti~e
with
a
late
starting
number.
Reider
was
third
on
the
road,
sounding
sick,
followed
by
Hagle,
Steve
Casagrande,
Jimmy
Gill,
and
Broneau,
all
very
close
in
the
heavy
traffic
and
dust
.
Stiles
soon
s
uccumb
ed
to
the
desert,
as
did
the
quick
Rabbit
powered
Greg
Aronson/Craig
Watkins
car,
but
the
other
14
all
made
it
to
the
finish line.
Turning
fast lap for
the
class,
1
:53.20,
Larr
y
Bolin
had
no
problems,
stopped
only
for
gas,
a
nd
won
Class
10
by
ove
r
ten
minutes
.
He
said
it
took
a
trouble
free
race
to
win,
and
Larry
sco
red
third
overall
as
well.
Mark
Broneau,
who
had
a
first
lap flat,
whipped
off
a
1:57
to
pu
t
his
Raceco
hom
'e
second
in class,
ninth
overa
ll.
Marty
Reider
nursed
his
Raceco
around
with
ident
ical laps
in
the
2:04s
for
third.
Jimmy
and
Don
Gill
h
ad
a
clean
race
for
fourth,
about
four
more
minutes
out.
Roger
Mortenson
and
Rus
s
Welch
arrived
fifth,
by
only
half
a
minute
ove
-r Jeffrey Stiles,
and
only
a
minute
or
so
separated
the
finishers
all
the
way
through
eleventh
place.
Class
8 was
fourth
to
start,
first
of
the
water
pumpers,
and
Jim
and
M~rk
Temple
went
fast
on
the
second
go
to
climb
up
to
second
in
class,
sixth
overall
in
th
ei
r R
aceco.
Overall
series
points
leader
going
into
the
race,
Jerry
Penhall
had
a
bad
flat
on
the
first
go,
but
laid
down
a
1:54
.
14
on
the
second
to
move
up
to
third
in
class.
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin
had
identical
2:
04s
for
Larry
Bolin
had
no
problems
with
his
Raceco
and
charged
to
victory
in the
hard
fought
Class 10
battle
,
doing
fast lap
for
the
class
·
and
third
overall
along
the
way.
Dusty
Times
May
1985
this
could
h
ave
been
a
good
battle
between
W a
lker
Evans,
Dave
Sh
oppe
and
Steve
Kelley.
The
battl
e never really
formed
as
Walker
Evans,
with
Parnelli
Jones,
Jr.
riding
along, sailed
the
Dodge
ove
r
the
tundra
in
grand
style
scoring
a r
ema
rkabl
e
2:02.45
on
th
e first lap.
Nearest
to
him
then
was Je
rry
McDonald,
Chevy,
at
2:08.00,
but
McDon-
ald
failed
to
finish.
Steve
Kelley
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
had
th
e
GMC
ju
st
30
seconds
behind
McDonald,
and
John
Gable
was next,
over
a
minute
ahead
of
Dave
Shoppe,
but
Gable
did
n
ot
finish
th
e
second
l
ap
cither.
-
Evans
had
no
visible
problems
,
picked
up
mo re
time
with
a
2:04.18
seco
nd
l
ap,
and
finished
fir
st
by
ove
r n
ine
minutes
.
H
oweve
r,
Evans
had
failed
to
stop
,
at
a
road
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Willie
ValdeGz
anbdbJojfr;flf
fr!~
take
Class 1s on ra er
two
classes.
At
the
Great
Mojave
250
they
numbered
29
on
the
line,
and
a
remarkable
21
of
them
finished,
most
of
them
in close
formation.
The
dust
was thick as
this big class followed
the
Bugs
off
the
line.
Richard
Binder
nailed fast l
ap
for the class, a
2:11.00
on
the first
round,
but
Dave
Mansker
was close,
only
15
seconds
back
.
The
nearest
car
to
this
pair
was
eventual
winner
Rob
To
11
es
on,
at
2
:-
1 5 . 4 5 .
Dave
Shoppe
and
Jeff
Yocum
got
the
Ford
in
high
gear
on
the
second
loop
and
It
was
a
good
race
for
Arizona
drivers
,
and
Greg
Diehl
had
no
trouble
with
his
became
a
rather
surprised
official
winner
in the Class 8
heavy
metal
war
.
sleek
Baja
Bug
,
and
he
zoomed
into
the Class 5 vicf.ory
by
a
big
margin.
,
· Behind
him
a whole flock were in
the
next
minute
or
so
in heavy
traffic. Five failed
to
cover
a lap,
two
apparently
disqualified
on
the
spot
for
course
rules
infractions.
II.
c:rossing
on
the
have
their
finishing
points.
Jeff . Class 5 finisher. ·
combined
in
Score
this year
due
outbound
leg
from
the
start
;-
and
and
Al
Jordan
had
trouble
all day
The
largest class
of
all
at
the
to
a
vote
only
by
those
,vho were
a race
committee
meeting
found
and
were
the
seventh
and
final race was
the
combined
1-2-
1600,
e~tered
in the
Parker
400
in the
him
disqualified.
The
action
put
Binder
and
Mansker
were still
lock
ed
in
combat
early
on
th
e
second
lap,
but
Mansker's
co-
driver,
Cla
rk
Dave
Shoppe
in
the
winner's
circle in his
Ford,
and
Dave
got
moving
with a
2:04.01
second
lap
to
win
over
Steve Kelley by ·
about
four
minutes
.
Some
distance
back,
but
doing
well in
th
e
older
Ford,
Greg
and
Ron
Kishiyama were next
followed
by
Mik
e
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmont,
who
had
an
hour's
wortK
of
trouble
with
the
GMC
on
thefirst
leg.
Over
two
hours
behind
the
winner,
Skip
Kawell
rounded
out
the
five
who
finished
out
of
the
ten
that
started
.
Cl
ass 5
sure
is
on
the
come
-
back
trail
with
lots
of
new
and
very
competitive
cars
among
the
14
starters
at
Lucerne
Valley.
Of
interest
is
that
the
last year's
champions,
Malcolm
Vinje
and
Mark
Hansen,
were
back
wheel-
ing
their
own,
not
state
of
the
art
car
th
at has
been
in
retirement
.
for
many
moons
.
Driving
their
former
mount,
the
Larry
's
VW
car
were
Dave
Parsons
and
Stan
Parnell.
The
fast pace
took
out
six Bugs
before
one
lap
was
done,
including
th~
brand
new
beauty
of
Max
Razo.
Up
front
it
was
another
run
in
each
other's
dust
contest,
like
at
Laughlin,
only
the
players-were
different.
Dave
Parsons
had
the
first lap lead
but
only
by a slim
half
minute
over
Greg
Diehl
in
the
Arizona
Dirtrix
car.
Half
a
minute
further
back
was
the
Jimco
built
dandy
of
Hartmut
and
Wolfram
Klawitter,
with
Gene
Norman
/
Mark
Johns
2'
n
another
three
minutes
back.
Early on
the
second
round
Diehl, who s
tarted
se
cond,
was
s
till
fi
rs
t o n
the
road,
but
Kl
a
witt
er, w
ho
started
third,
was
now seco
nd
on
the
road
and
less
th
an a
minute
back
.
Unfortu
-
nately,
Woitram
moved
out
to
pass a
pair
of
buggies
and
hit
a
hol
e so
hard
that
he
knocked
himself
out
.
He
had
to
be
revived
by bysta
nd
ers,
and
the
30
minut
e
tim
e loss
dropped
the
team
to
sixth at
the
flag.
Up
front
Diehl's
Bug never
missed a
beat
and
he
did
a class
re
cord
2:
03
.
37
oh
his
final
round
to
win
Class
5
by
over
15
minutes
and
place
16th
overall.
Norman
/
Johnson
followed
their
2:
16
with
a 2: 15
to
nab
second
in
class,
only
2½
min~tes
ahead
of
the
Dave
Parsons
/
Stan
Parnell
combo.
Jim
Cocores
·
and
Doug
White
never
did
get
their
radical
Bug
up
to
speed,
but
arrived
in
fourth,
followed
by
Vinje
/
Hansen
who
were
happy
just
to
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17
When
the
scores
were
toted
up
in
Class
8,
Steve
Kelley
and
Jon
Nelson
came
in a
very
close
second
, less
than
four
minutes
back
in
the
big
GMC.
Racing
hard
all
day
Gene
Norman
and
Mark
Johnson
were
rewarded
with
a
keen
second
place
in Class 5,
about
15
minutes
The
new
team
of
Dave
Parsons
and
Stan
Parnell
brought
the
Larry
's VW
Bug
home
in
good
shape
and
in
third
place
in the
tough
competition
in Class 5.
out
of
the
victory.
Richard
Binder
and
Mary
Beth
West
had
fast
lap
in
1-2-1600
class,
but
this
round
the
two
seater
had
to
settle
for
second
in the
tight
competition.
Art
Peterson
and
Bob
Scott
squeaked
out
a
good
third
in
Class
1-2
-1600.
and
their
ORC
was
just
27
seconds
ahead
of
the
next
class
finisher.
Doug
Fortin
took
his
son
for
a
ride
in the 1-2-1600
two
seat
Chenowth,
and
the team
scored
well, a
close
fourth
in the
close
running
class.
..
West
had an engine
problem
that was
not
a
quick
fix.
Although
Binder was
now
first
on
the
road,
Tolleson
was
close
.
Then
Binder
got
lost
on
course,
· and
Tolleson
jumped
into
the
lead with a really fast,
2:06
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_
·
time
to
win
the big class in a total
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of
4:21.50
in
his
single
seater. Binder, with Clark
West's
daughter Mary Beth riding in his
two
seater, was less than three
minutes
back at the flag.
Doing
a pair
of
good
times, Art
Peterson
and
Bob
Scott
climbed
into
third,
about
ten
minutes
back
in
their
ORC,
followed
in
just
11
/ 2
minutes
by
Doug
Fortin,
who
took
his
son
along
for
his
first
ride
in
an
off
road
race
in
the
older
two
seat
Chenowth.
Rodney
Goodsell
was
just
another
three
minutes
back
for
fifth,
and
times
were·
tight
all
the
way
down
the
incredible
finishing list.
Class
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to
draw
just
three
starters,
this
round
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and
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Esquerra,
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Alesi,
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Sherman
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Balch
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w·
ent
a few
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before
the
trans
broke,
and
Alesi
had
about
three
hours
of
down
time
on
the
first
lap
with
drive
train
breakage.
Mario
did
not
start
the
second
round,
since
he
was
already
second
and
Esquerra
had
already
finished
and
won.
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this
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Mike
McCrory
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the
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2:
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Page 18
May 1985
Rob
Tolleson
put
his
Mirage
in the
1-2-1600
lead
near
the fini$h
and
won
the
biggest
purse
in the
biggest
class
at
Lucerne
Valley
by
a
slim
three
minutes.
This
round
in
Class
7
Mann
y
and
Tudy
Esquerra
had
no
serious
problems
with
the
Ford
Ranger,
and
were
the
only
finisher
and
the
winner
in the 3
truck
race.
It
was
an
extremely
tight
battle
in
Class
9,
but
at
the flag
Jim
Dizney
got
the flag
first
in
his
Chenowth
to
grab
the
lead
in the Class 9
points
standings
also.
.
Dusty
Times
Kermit
Rima
and
Dave
Bute
came
so
close
in
Class
9,
finished
second
by
just
1 '.,
minutes
in the
keen
looking
and
rare
Chenowth
Wedge.
Dave
Wood
put
on
a
great
second
loop
charge
in his
Hi
Jumper
_
to
finish
a
very
close
third,
merely
2
1
1,
minutes
behind
first
place
in Class 9.
Jeff
Botha
and
Rick
Lyneis
haul
through
the
rock
pile
at
Lucerne
Valley
en
route
to
a
neat
second
place
in the
5-1600
class
that
held
14
starters.
half
a
minute
back,
and
the
team
of
Kermit
Rima
and
Dave Bufe
were
a
couple
more
minutes
loop.
They
finished
about
14
minutes
behind
the
Arras
Bug.
Suddenly
they
became
the class
behind
as the
1200s
put
on
a
winners,
a nice way
to
start
out
in
good
show.
McCrory
dropped
racing. A full
20
minutes
back,
out
on
the
second
go,
but
Dizney
was
not
home
free.
Along
with
the
Rima
Chenowth,
Dave
Wood
moved
in
to
challenge,
both
doing
faster
second
laps
than
th
e leader.
Still,
at
the
flag
Jim
Dizney
wo.n
Class
9 in a
solo
drive
in his
Chenowth,
exactly
1
½minutes
ahead
of
Rima
/ Bufe,
who
were
only
a
minute
and
12
seconds
ahead
of
Dave
Wood
in a real
photo
fiii.ish.
Larry
Webster
and
Bob
Mahoney
had
their
Funco
home
close
too,
less
than
three
minutes
further
down,
followed
in
ten
minutes
by Jim
Sherman
/
Bob
Prather,
Funco.
Sixth,
and
the
last
1200
finisher was
Don
Saunders.
Next
to
leave were the 4 x 4
truc~s
in Class
4,
with
seven
starters
and
two
missing early in
the
game.
This
was a
Rodney
Hall/
Jim
Fricker
benefit, as Hall
had
40
minutes
in
hand
half
way
around
on
the
first
loop.
Hall
never
looked
back,
the
Dodge
winning
by
over
an
hour.
John
Randall
was
expected
to
be a
challenge,
but
he
got
stuck
in
the
silt
and
had
myriad
other
problems.
Randall
still
came
in
second,
with,
for
the first time in
a long time,
not
a
mark
on
the
flanks
of
the
Jeep
Honcho.
Vern
Roberts
and
Bill
Donahoe
were
close,
only
four
minutes
back
in
their
Jeep.
Tom
Strong
was
fourth,
the
last finisher in his
Chevrolet
pickup.
Class
5-1600
held
its
own
on
numbers
at
Lucerne
with
14
starters,
and
all
but
three
got
through
one
loop
.
The
Nevada
like
terrain
is
tough
on
the
low
horsepower
classes.
Still,
the
Bugs
had
some
fight
for
the
victory.
After
one
round
Kent
Lothringer
/
Jim
Gacki,
in
their
first race, led usual
winner
Henry
Arras
by
15
seconds,
and
nobody
else
was
close
.
Since
Arras'
son
Eric
had
lost
the
trans
in
Frank
Snook's
Class 1,
Snook
took
over
from
Henry
to
do
the
second
loop.
A
bit
slower, as
most
of
the
class was
the
second
time
around,
Snook
brought
the
car
home
first
and
Arras
was
the
apparent
winner,
and
it
would
have
been
three
for
three
this
season.
Apparently,
in
the
heavy
dust,
Snook
got
lost,
and
he
was
not
the
on!
y
driver
who
lost
the
course
.
Anyhow,
the
story
goes
that
Snook
missed a
couple
of
checkpoints,
so
the
Arras
Bug
was
credited
with
just
one
lap.
Meanwhile
Lothringer
and
Gacki
were
cooking
right along,
having
a few woes
on
the
second
Dusty
Times
Jeff
Bolha/
Rick
Lyneis
survived
the
course
to
take
a
strong
second,
followed
in 15
minutes
by
Greg
Tuttle
and
David
Jackson
who
were
only
a
minute
May
1985
ahead
of
Charlie
Skaggs
and
David
Holst
.
Mike
Lesle,
with
a
pair
of
3:30
laps, struggled
home
in fifth,
and
seven finished in
the
eight
hour
time allowance.
Next
came
the
Class
7S
trucks,
getting
to
be
the
class
to
be
in
with a mini
truck.
There
were 17
on
the
line,
half
capable
of
winning the class
Page
19
Jumping
one
of
the
many
wti
oopies
on
course,
Greg
Tutt
le
and
Dav
id
Jackson
kept
their
5-1600
together
anyhow
and
finished
in
third
pla
ce
:
Jeff
Huber
sho
wed
off
his
new
desert
7S
Ford
R
anger
very
well,
and
survived
some
troubles
to
finish
very
strong,
second
in the
17
truck
class.
They
came
from
Illino
is
to
race
the
des
ert.
and
Chuck
Johnson
and
Mike
Poppie
had
no
real
trouble
and
arrived
a keen
third
in
the
Range
r
in
Class
7S.
Gene
Hightower
(
neither
CJ
covered
a
lap)
and
eventual
winner
Ken
Nance
/
Dennis
Ahlemeir
in
the
Ford
Bronco
.
Don
Adams
started
the
Jeep
Cherokee
amid
the
7 4 x
4s
,
and
Don
Coffland
got
his
CJ 8
battery
working
well
enou
gh
to
leave
with
th
e Challenger class.
Back
among
the
Class 1
ls,
Mike
Randall
got
his
CJ
going also.
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker
never
looked
back
in Class
4.
their
big
Dodge
taking
an
easy
victory.
w
inning
by
over
an
hour
in the
seven
rig
4 x 4
group.
Taking
the
5-1600
victory
in th
ei