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BFGOODBICB UPDATB#20:
WHY
TIA®BADJALS
ARE
MAKING
WAVES
IN
THE
DESERT.
A
single
tire
company
continues
to
make
the
biggest
waves
in
the
rugged
sport
of
off-
road
racing. Despite
more
tire
companies
racing
in
the
desert
than
ever
before, BFGoodrich
technology
still
dominates
the
sport.
Last
year, for
example,
four
professional
overall
champions
raced
to victory
on
T/A®
Radials. ·
And
in
each
of
the
three
races
for
the
combined
SCORE/HDRA
Off-Road
Championship
so
far
this year, T/A
Radials
have
won
in
five
classes-for
a total
of
fifteen
class
victories.
THE SCORE PARKER 400.
In a
course
that
loops through
the
deserts
of
eastern
California
and
western
Arizona,
you
would
not
expect
the
winter
weather
of
northern
Michigan. But it
was
.
there, cold
and
windy. Much
of
the
course
was
covered
with·snow.
And
it
was
not
long
before
the
course
was
covered
with a
large
number
of
vehicles-more
than
300 entries
in
all.
When
it
was
over,
the
following
The Renault-powered O.R.E. dune
buggy
of
winner
Malcolm Smith.
drivers
on
'l;'A
Radials
had
won:
Overall
and
Class
1-Jack
Johnson
in
a
Chenowth
·
Magnum.
Class
2-Malcolm
Smith
in
an
O.R.E.
Renault-powered
two-seat buggy.
Class
4-Rod
Hall
in
a
Dodge
Power
Ram
4X4
pickup.
Class
6B-Larry
Schwacofer
in
a
1955
Chevrolet
sedan
(his
16th
consecutive
victory).
Class
7-G.T.
Gowland
in
a
Toyota
4X4
piekup
(in
his
first
race).
Of
the
performance
of
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain
T/A®
tires
in
this race, long-time
winner
Rod
Hallsaid
this: "Now I
knew
it
was
a
great
mud
tire. I
knew
it
was
a
great
sand
tire. But
I didn't
know
it
was
a
great
snow
tire.
Good
thing
it was,
because
in
this
race
we
had
mud,
sand,
and
snow-sometimes
all
at
once:'
THE
LAUGHLIN
DESERT
CHALLENGE.
Each
of
the
four
laps
of
this
twisting, narrow,
and
dusty
course
was
55
miles
long-with
the
following five
winners
on
T/A
Radials
at
the
finish:
Overall
and
Class
1-Frank
Snook
and
Eric
Arras
in
a ·
Raceco
Buggy.
Class
3-Don
Adams
in
a Jeep
Cherokee
4X4.
Class
4-Rod
Hall
in
a Dodge
Power
Ram
4X4
pickup.
Class
7-G.T.
Gowland
in
a
· Toyota
4X4
pickyp.
Class 12-Jason Myers
in
a Jeep
Cherokee
4X4
.
They
did not all
win
easy
victories.
G.
T.
Gowland
had
to
take
a few
minutes
out to
weld
his
truck after it
rolled onto its side. The Jeep
Cherokee
of
veteran
winner
Don
Adams
raced
to
victory
on
driver skill
and
vehicle
handling
ability-over
competition with
a 150-horsepower
advantage.
Even the overall winners,
Frank
Snook
and
Eric Arras, did
not
take
the
lead
until the third
lap.
They
attribute their victory
in
part
to the fact that
they
did not
have
to
change
a single tire.
THE
INAUGURAL
GREAT
MOJAVE
250.
This
was
a
race
of
only
two
laps
in
the
windswept
high
The
AMC/Jeep Cherokee
of
veteran
champion Don
Adams.
desert. But
each
lap
was
110
miles
long
and
traversed
terrain that
offered
many
kinds
of
abuse
to
drivers
and
equipment.
In
some
places
the
course
ran
on
fine
silt"
that
mired
a
number
of
vehicles
and
prompted
Class
6B
winner
Larry
Schwacofer
to
call
it
"too
damned
dusty."
At
other places,
the
course
was
so
liberally
covered
with rocks, ruts,
and
.
jumps
that
Class
2
winner
Malcolm
Smith
described
it
as
a
"washboard
whoop-dee-doo."
Despite participation
by
eight other tire
companies
in
this
race
and
all the
punishment,
these
five
winners
were
on
T/A Radials:
Class
2-Malcolm
Smith
in
an
O.R.E. Renault-
powered
two-seat buggy.
Class
3-Kenny
Nance
in
a Ford Bronco
4X4.
Class
4-Rod
Hall
in
a
Dodge
Power
Ram
4X4
pickup.
Class
BB-Larry
Schwacofer
in
a
1955
Chevrolet
sedan.
Class 12-Jason Myers
in
a Jeep
Cherokee
4X4.
WHAT
IT
ALL
MEANS
TO YOU.
Few
would
question the fact
that
off-road
racing
is
the
motorsport
most
punishing
to
drivers, vehicles,
and
tires.
As
Rod Hall said:
'.'A.
desert
rock
can
slice through a sidewall
like
a knife.
You
sure
don't
want
a
tire failure
in
the desert,
because
it's a
long
walk
home."
There is
a single
compelling
reason
why
BFGoodrich
races
in
bleak
regions
and
under grueling
conditions:
We learn
from the
experience.
The
Dodge Power Ram of another veteran
champion, Rod Hall
And
the lessons
are
passed
on
in
technical
improvements
to the tires you drive on.
A
case
in
point:
All
three
BFGoodrich light truck radials
have
the
added
strength
of
three
sidewall plies, where
most
-other
light truck tires
have
only
two.
This
was
a direct result
of
off-
road
racing
experience.
The benefit
of
our off-road
experience
is yours, just
as
you
benefit
from
all
our fifteen
years
of
competition
in
many
kinds
of
races
and
rallies.
Because
the
entire line
of
BFGoodrich tires
that
won
yesterday's
races
is
available
to you today.
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Flying fast
for
over
400
miles,
it
was a
dusty,
dirty
but
triumphant
Mint
400
for
Jim
Temple
and
Kenny
Cox.
Their
stout
Class 2
Raceco
gave
them
no
trouble
at
all,
and
they
had
b11t
one
tire change
en
route
to
the
overall victory.
For
Temple
it
was his
second
.
overall
win
on
the
Mint
400,
and
this
year
he
also
set
fast
time
of
the
day
on
the
first lap, a swift
and
not
repeated
two
hours
and
a few
seconds
in
total
time
for
the
105
miles.
Congratulations
to
the
overall
winners,
to
all
the
winners
and
to
all
who
participated
in
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1985
Mint
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· exiting
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By
Daryl
D.
Drake
·
Observations
on
the
18th
Mint
400
Although
I've
been
involved
with
off
road
racing
in
one
form
or
another
since
my
childhood
days
in
Riverside,
California,
1985
was
the
first
year
I
had
an
opportunity
to
attend
the
spectacle
that
is
the
Mint
400.
At
the
Mint
Hotel
on
Friday,
it
was
like
a
huge
convention
as
we
met
many
new
faces
and
saw
plenty
of
familiar
ones
during
driver
registration.
Mr.
Walt
Lott
welcomed
us
and
our
hosts,
Phil
and
Phyllis
Auernheimer
(of
ADRA),
and
with
a
hearty
laugh
and
a
wink
to
my
wife,
Jane,
told
us
he
still
had
a
checkpoint
to
man.
He
had
Phil
going
for
a
moment.
Stepping
outside,
Contingency
Row
on
"Mint
Boulevard"
gave
us
a
chance
to
inspect,
up
close
and
at
rest,
the
racing
machines
that
would
take
on
the
tough
Nevada
desert
in
the
morn.
The
money
and
prestige
of
the
Mint
400
seem
to
beckon
a
lot
of
racers
that
don't
make
the
rest
of
the
off
road
circuit,
and
we
saw
everything
from
old
clapped-out
buggies
to
a
very
well
prepared
AMC
Pacer.
The
Chrysler
zone
office
in
Phoenix
provided
us
with
an
'85
Dodge
Ramcharger
to
view
the
race,
so
Friday
afternoon
we
headed
out
to
the
Speedrome
and
points
beyond
to
get
a feel
of
the
course.
No
wonder
the
government
chose
Nevada
for
the
nuclear
test
range.
This
is
some
of
the
roughest,
toughest
terrain
on
earth.
And
to
those
who
don't
appreciate
its
beauty,
it
probably
seems
worthless.
We
made
it
out
to
Check
5
before
returning
to
downtwon
Las
Vegas.
As
we
watched
the
dust
plumes
of
the
pre-runners
race
across
the
desert,
I
couldn't
help
but
be
reminded
of
the
Roadrunner
and
Wile
E.
Coyote.
Returning
to
Contingency
Row
that
night
was
like
stepping
into
Francis
Ford
Coppola's
film
"One
From
the
Heart."
A
full
moon
centered
above
the
-
midway
vied
for
attention
with
the
wildly
flashing
casino
lights,
giving
the
scene
a
truly
surreal
flavor.
Racecars,
racers,
fans,
hangers-on,
partiers,
gamblers,
and
of
course
the
ubiquitous
camera-laden
Oriental
tourists
-
it
was
a
carnival
like
atmosphere
with
everyone
in
good
spirits.
This
was
my
first
trip
to
"Lost
Wages"
since
reaching
21,
and
my
first
·
try
at
a
slot
machine
payed
off.
A
dollar-fifty
wasn't
enough
to
boil
my
blood
and
give
me
gambling
fever
though.
We
caught
a
few
hours
sleep
and
headed
out
to
the
Speedrome
early
Saturday
morning.
The
Auernheimers
were
inter-
ested
in
the
computerize~
scoring
Page6
set-up
and
spent
the
race
working
with
Mint
400
officials.
Jane
and
I
headed
out
to
the
course
with
a
group
of
vehicles
and
soon
got
our
first
taste
of
Nevada's
silt
and
dust.
Even
though
the
truck
ahead
of
us
was
only
going
15
mph
at
best,
we
couldn''t
see
past
the
Dodge's
windshield.
I
could
imagine
what
it
would
be
like
during
the
race.
Just
past
the
freeway
underpass,
a
tabletop
jump
attracted
us
-
along
with
about
2500
other
spectators
-
and
we
parked
the
Ramch;irger
upwind
and
well
off
the
course.
I
took
up
my
camera
and
joined
the
throng.
People
of
every
description
lined
the
course
as
we
waited
for
the
first
racers.
Fearless,
desert-crazed
A
TC
riders
wheelied
back
and
forth,
and
I
was
reminded
of
the
·
bull
runs
through
the
streets
of
Barcelona.
-
Tpen
it
was
on.
We
photogra-
phers
jockeyed
for
the
best
camera
positions
while
attempt-
ing
to
keep
from
getting
run
over
as
the
racers
took
their
own
lines
over
the
jump.
The
high
fliers
got
roars
of
approval
from
the
fans,
and
it
wasn't
long
before
the
_
first
endo.
One
down,
373
to
go.
Pandemonium
ensued
as
the
stricken
racer
was
pushed
to
the
side,
and
one
fan
had
tire
marks
on
her
leg
the
next
day.
I
was
through
my
first
roll
of
film,
so
we
retreated
to
relative
safety
and
the
excellent
view
from
the
freeway
embankment.
Many
fans
continued
to
hug
the
course,
jumping
out
of
the
way
of
errant
race
cars.
Albert
Arciero
wowed
'em
-
and
made
the
front
page -
with
a
wild
endo.
His
Class
1
car
landed
upright,
unharmed,
and
we
cheered
as
he
put
it
to
the
metal
and
was
off
again.
Through
all
this,
fans
continually
crossed
the
course,
drove
their
Datsuµs
between
the
entrants
and
generally
created
havoc
for
the
racers.
While
the
vast
majority
of
the
·
estimated
90,000
people
on
hand
to
watch
the
race
were
courteous
and
helpful,
I
was
appalled
by
the
actions
of
a few,
and
feel
they
constitute
a
serious
threat
to
off
road
racing. If a
racer
were
to
hit
and
kill
a
spectator,
I
fear
the
image
conscious
spon-
sors
would
soon
disappear
-
and
the
sport
may
not
survive
such
a
setback.
After
the
racers
had
passed,
we
worked
our
way
through
the
desert
to
Checkpoint
1.
Al-
though
we
rarely
needed
4WD,
the
going
was
rough,
with
ditch
after
ditch
after
ditch.
Idle
speed
was
fast
enough
in
the
Dodge.
I'm
still
amazed
at
the
amount
of
punishment
the
suspensions
of
today's
race
cars
withstand.
We
saw
another
endo,
that
of
Don
Rego's
Chenowth.
He
was
okay,
but
his
left
rear
wheel
was
akimbo.
Eager
fans
drove
to
his
pit
for
help
while
another
group
shared
their
shade
and
offered
drink.
This
is
the
kind
of
comararderie
I
love
about
off
road
racing.
From
the
organized
pit
clubs
like
C.O.R.E.
and
the
Chapala
Dusters
to
the
family
in
an
old
pickup,
most
folks
do
all
they
can
to
help.
Later,
we
were
able
to
keep
a
racer
moving
ourselves
by
donating
a
quart
of
Pennsyl-
vania's
finest.
But
the
few
spectators
that
cause
problems
_
cause
big
ones.
Yuma's
Richard
Binder
and
Mary
Beth
West
were
tapped
out
on
the
dry
lake
in
their
2-1600
car
when
a
fan's
truck
allegedly
running
backwards
on
the
course
collided
with
them.
The
fans
and
Richard
came
through
relatively
unscathed,
but
Mary
Beth
is
hospitalized
with
four
broken
vertebrae
and
a
cracked
sternum.
Henry
Bartolo
had
to
head
for
a
ditch
to
avoid
a
spectator,
and
tore
a
wheel
off
Lou
Peralta's
1-
1600
car.
And
the
stories
go
on
and
on.
The
Sunday
Las
Vegas
Review-Journal
headlined
the
injuries
off
the
course,
and
this
is
the
kind
of
activity
that
makes
insurance
harder
and
harder
to
get. I
don't
have
the
solution,
but
can
see
open
course
racing
becoming
a
fond
memory
if
the
current
treng
continues.
Perhaps
access
can
be
controlled
before
short
course
is
the
only
·
venue
left.
The
dry
lake
offered
some
spectacular
sights
from
a safe
distance.
We
were
struck
by
the
beauty
of
the
racers'
trails
as
they
streaked
across
the
waste
land.
Each
car
raised
its
own
particular
plumes,
and
the
spiral
patteri;is
off
the
open
wheeled
racers
were
as
unique
as
snowflakes.
Really
beautiful!
Back
at
the
Speedrome
late
Saturday
night,
it
seemed
like
the
'60s
as
we
watched
Larry
Schwacofer
tear
down
the
dragstrip
in
his
green
'55
Chevy.
We
also
enjoyed
seeing
"lron-
man"lvan
compete
in
his
Class
1
Toyota.
Though
he's
had
lots
of
equipment
troubles,
my
hat's
off
to
Toyota
for
going
heads
up
against
the
buggies
in
the
race
for
the
Overall.
We
need
to
keep
that
"No.
l"
excitement
going
if
the
general
press
is
to
ever
recognize
off
road
racing.
The
plethora
of
class
winners
serves
only
to
confuse
the
average
scribe.
All
in
all,
the
Mi1,1t
400
continues
to
be
the
pinnacle
of
off
road
racing,
and
let's
hope
it
can
continue.
I'm
planning
to
be
there
next
year.
Volunteers are invited
to
climb on
their "Soap Box" and fillthis space
with their thoughts about what
is
good and what
is
not
so
good about
the state
of
off
road racing.
We
would welcome some discussion on
the state
of
the
Pro
Rally Series
as
well. Call
or
write
DUSTY
TIMES
with your ideas
for
a Soap Box
column, and
get
on the schedule.
June
1985
Trail Notes •••
MAJOR
AUTOMOTIVE
ATTRACTIONS
has found a new home for
the 1985 Budweiser short course series that managed to complete two events
at Corona before the facility
was
closed and the land
put
into development.
Ken Herkimer
ofMAA
has relocated the series to the all new Perris Raceway,
near Riverside,
CA
. The new course ranges between
50
and 65 feet in width,
and it
is
surrounded by an entire watering system, which
will
eliminate water
truck problems, and over -watering
too
. Herkimer says the course
is
not
as
rough
as
Corona, and it
will
be real fun racing,
Along with the new course,
MAA
has added the Sportsman class
category
to
the schedule, and this class
will
follow A.D.R.A. rules. The Pro
classes include
1,
10, 5-1600 and 1-2-1600. A points fund has been
established by MAA for year end extra rewards, and it does not come
out
of
the entry/ purse money. The points fund has been donated by
MAA
and its
sponsors. The new dates are June 16, August 25, September 22, and October
20.
It sounds like a winner!
THE
SCIDA
RACE
SCHEDULE
has been announced for the 1985
season, and two ~vents have already taken place. All the races will be night
runs at Ascot Park in Gardena, CA, freeway close. SCIDA schedules heats for
Unlimited Sprint Buggies, Unlimited
Baja
Bug
sedans, and 5-1600
Baja
Bug
-
s.
The coming Ascot dates are June 7, July 7, July 21, and October 19. For
contacts
on
SCIDA and other sc_hedules, check the Happenings column in
this issue.
SCORE
CANADA
has had a tough time getting their race calendar together
this season,
but
it
is
finalized now. For their fifth full season in
off
road racing,
Score Canada has designed a schedule that
is
middle
of
the road,
not
too long
and
not
too short. The schedule
is
shorter than in 1984, in response from
input at · several driver seminars held last winter. It all starts with the
invitational Montreal Olympic Stadium race, that
is
happening
as
you read
this issue
on
June
1;
Montreal
is
not
part
of
the points series this season. A
points fund has been established by Score Canada for the full Schedule
of
"outdoor"
short
course races. George Dodd
is
continuing the two day format
of
past seasons, and all Score classes will run in all the points events.
The far
north
season starts in Rimouski, Quebec
on
June 8 and 9, and
to
kick
off
the season, 100 bonus points will be given
to
.every entrant.
OnJune
15
and 16 Score Canada moves
to
Crandon, Wisconsin, and this
is
another
100 point bonus race for members as well as a points race for the Brush Run
folks in Wisconsin. Score Canada's
other
1985 dates are June 29-30 at Notre
Dame du Nord, Quebec, July 27-28 in Peterborough, Ontario, September
7-8
at
Thetford Mines, Quebec, and September 28-29 in Middletown, New
York.
ISUZU
IS
RACING
a pair
of
vehicles this season. They will be defending -
their
Baja
championship in Class 7S with the same Isuzu
P'UP
pickup that
won Class 7S last November in the 1984
Baja
1000 driven by Mike Leon and
Javier Tiznado. The winning truck has been completely refurbished for the
Bala
Internacional, and Mike Leon will again head up the driving team.-
Additionally, a
Trooper
II
is
being prepared to compete in Class 12 for
sports/ utility vehicles, and it
is
expected
to
give
the Jeep Cherokees some stiff
competition. The
Trooper
II
will be built by K-Kars
of
Riverside, California,
and the engine
will
be prepared by Jack Bayer.
That
is
the same team that put
together the winning combination that triumphed at the
Baja
1000 last year.
THE
AIR FORCE
is
the current government branch attempting
to
permanently acquire more vast lands
to
add
to
their gunnery range. The big
compromise between the Department
of
Interior and the Department
of
the
Navy over the Imperial Valley land in California was settled last spring.
Word
now comes
via
the Lincoln
County
Record that the Air Force
is
after a big
chunk
of
property in southern Nevada, the Groom Mountain Range in
both
Lincoln and Clark Counties. If geography
is
not your forte, Lincoln County
is
just
north
of
Clark Count'y (Las Vegas), and in past years the Mint
400
race
course has touched
on
Lincoln County. The Silver Dust Racing Association's
high country events take place in Lincoln County. _
The newspaper report concerned renewing the transfer
of
89,600
acres
from public use, passing from Bureau
of
Land Management hands to the Air
Force, and the Environmental Impact Study
is
still in progress. Meetings are
scheduled
to
provide opportunities for concerned citizens and government
officials
to
participate in the Air Force decision making process by sharing
information for possible alternatives for the potential environmental effects
of
renewing the Groom Mountain Range Withdraw. Issues already identified
are Cultural Resources, demograpics and population, ecology, economy
livestock grazing, mineral potential and mining claims, along with rare and
endangered species and recreational activities such as hunting, a big source
of
income for the small towns in Lincoln County.
According
to
the Air Force, the withdrawn lands are necessary to
provide a secure buffer between the areas
of
public use and the areas secured
for National Defense. That song does have a familiar ring. The Nevada lands
would be used for weapons testing and training, for electronic warfare,
tactical maneuvering and air suppprt,
but
would
not
include air
to
ground
or
targeting activities. Remember gang, these lands are
not
that far from the areas
not
available for use
on
the Mint
400
race course because
of
environmental
concerns, including,
but
not limited to the health and future existence
of
big
horn sheep and desert tortoise.
THE
SCORE BAJA
INTERNACIONAL
is
the fourth race in the
combined
HDRA/Score
desert series. It
is
shaping up to be a typical and
dandy
Baja
run, using most
of
the course familiar
to
Baja
regulars, with the
new twist
of
going
outbound
from Ensenada through Tres Hermanos and
returning, hours later,
via
the pine forest. A late flash from Score
headquarters indicates that 144 teams had their names in the hopper for _the
drawing in mid May, and more entries are arriving daily for the desert classic.
Score says there
is
absolutely no truth
to
the
rumor
that the race has·moved to
Lucerne like last year. It
is
the traditional coast to coast race from Ensenada
to
San Felipe and return.
Dusty
Times
Side Tracks •••
The
1985
Mint
400
has
come
and
gone, leaving
in
its wake
the
·
usual
long list
of
broken
cars.
This
year
there
seemed
to
be
a
greater
than
_
usual
amount
of
personal
injury
on
the
course.
Or
maybe
it
was
just
that
communi-
cations
were
good
this
year.
Only
one
incident
that
we
note
hereis
fully race involved.
That
was
the
unfortunate
rear
ending
of
the
Lenny
Newman/Mike
Gaughan
car
by
Ivan
Stewart
in
his
Toyota.
·
Newman
and
his
co-driver,
Mike
Smig
were
stopped
at
Checkpoint
3A,
a late
addition,
after
the
dry
lake,
which
was
meant
to
prevent
the
wandering
of
race cars
out
on
to
Indian
lands.
Newman
had
stopped
to
receive
his
check
when
Stewart
roared
up,
out
of
a
cloud
of
dust,
and
hit
them
before
he
really
knew
they
were
there.
Both
Newman
and
Smig were
knocked
cold,
and
needed
some
time
to
be
revived.
They
were briefly
hospi-
talized,
then
released
with
no
apparent
.
serious
injury.
Their
two
seat
race
car,
always a
front
runner,
was
permanently
out
of
the
race.
In
another
on
course
incident,
.
Richard
Binder,
with
Mary
Beth
West
as passenger, was charging
across
the
first
piece
of
dry
lake,
amidst
a
whole
herd
of
other
race
cars
.
Binder,
in
his
2-1600,
had
caught
up
with
some
Class 1 cars,
and
had
a
car
in
front
of
hJm,
two
to
his
left,
one
to
his
right,
and
one
immediately
behind
him.
He
was following
the
Mint
stakes,
used
to
mark
the
trail
across
the
flat
dry
lake,
and
just
trying
to
stay
out
of
the
dust
enough
to
see·
what
was
happening.
He
was
going as fast as
his
limited
engine
wovld
allow,
in
fourth
gear,
and
then
thiire
was
a
spectator's
Toyota
Land
Cruiser
in
front
of
him.
Binder
ran
into
the
back
corner
of
the
Toyota,
and
the
Class 1
car
behind
him
ran
into
him.
·
Both
cars
~ere
damaged
beyond
the
point
of
continuing,
and
Mary
Beth was
badly
hurt
.
She
blacked
out
on
impact
and
actually
never
saw
the
Toyota,
nor
felt
either
of
the
collisions.
The
force
of
the
blow
knocked
the
wind
out
of
her
and
when
she
came
to
she
was
in
pain
from
the
damage
to
her
upper
back,
as well
as
frightened
by
being
out
of
breath.
A
helicopter
was
flown
in
to
take
her
to
the
hospital,
where
she
was
discovered
to
have
four
·
crushe
d
vertebrae
and
a
concussion.
While
Binder
waited
for
his
pit
crew
to
come
fetch
his
car,
he
talked
seven
or
eight
other
spectators
into
moving
their
vehicles
from
the
area,
which
was
clearly
much
too
close
to
the
course
for
safety.
He
convinced
them
that
when
the
Class
8
trucks
got
there
they'd
be
in
terrible
danger.
As
this
was going
on,
Binder
noticed
that
someone
was
removing
the
tires
and
wheels
from
the
Land
Cruiser
that
he
had
hit,
so
he
took
the
precaution
of
sending
a
young
man
over
near
it
to
write
down
the
license
number
for
him.
Sure
enough,
by
the
time
the
Sheriff's
Posse
got
there,
not
only
were
the
wheels
By
Judy
Smith
and
tires
gone,
but
also
the
license
plate,
the
registration,
and
the
driver.
Binder
handed
over
the
ficense
number
to
the
officer.
At
this
writing,
Mary
Beth
.
West
has
been
in
the
hospital
for
six days,
and
is
much
ii:nproved,
finding
her
worst
problem
being
how
to
get
permission
to
wash
her
hair
and
take
a
shower.
(Anyone
who's
been
in
Mint
silt
will
appreciate
that
problem.)
She
anticipates
r.
ecovering
in
time
to
walk
down
the
aisle
on
her
July
27
wedding
day.
One
other
accident,
off
the
race
course,
,
was
widely
dis-
cussed,
and
widely exaggeratea.
Bob
MacCachren,
owner
of
the
Nevada
Off
Road
Buggy
Supply
in
Las Vegas,
had
taken
Mike
Smig's
four
door
pickup
out
to
go get
his
son;
Robbie,
who
had
broken
down
on
the
last
lap,
after
doing
very well
for
the
major
part
of
the
race,
in
Class
10.
As
he
traveled
out
towards
wherever
Rob's
car
\¥as,
he
traversed
the
part
of
the
highway
that
paralleled
the
silt
beds
between
miles
50
and
53.
Vision
was
poor
on
the
highway
for
much
of
the
day, as well as
on
the
race
course.
Whether
or
not
the
du
.
st
contributed
to
the
accident,
we're
not
certain,
but
we
do
know
that
another
vehicle
ran
into
Smig's
truck,
not"quite fully
head
on,
but
near
enough
so
it
didn't
matter
much.
Both
trucks
were
badly
damaged,
MacCach-
ren
's
front
seat
passenger, Phil
Robins,
had
a
badly
cut
face
that
required
238
stitches
around
his
eye,
and
his
back
seat
passenger,
a
friend
of
Bob's
daugh~er,
had
a
bloody
nose.
Bob
himself, first
rumored
to
have
two
broken
legs
and
multiple
internal
injuries,
was
found
to
have
a
dislocated
hip
and
many
bad
bruises.
He
suffered
some
torn
ligaments
when
the
hip
was
put
back
in
place,
and
has
plenty
of
pain,
but
looks
forward
to
being
out
of
the
hospital
by
the
middle
of
May.
The
two
folks
in
the
other
truck,
a
young
man
and
his
sister,
were
also
injured.
We
were
unable
to
discover
their
names
by
deadline
time,
but
were
told
that
the
young
lady
was
treated
for
bruises
and
cuts
and
released,
while
her
brother
was still
in
the
hospital
with
. a
broken
collar
bone,
broken
elbow
and
lacera-
tions.
They
were all very
lucky,
as
those
who
saw
the
badly
damaged
trucks
will
attest
.
We
wish all
the
injured
folks a
speedy recovery.
On
a
much
lighter
note,
we
thought
it
might
be
fun
to
relax
after
the
tough
Mint
with
a few
more
Off
Road
Trivia
questions.
You'll
find
the
answers
on
page
46.
1.
The
first California
400
was
held
on
January
29
and
30,
1972,
at
Barstow.
Do
you
know
how
many
laps
there
were?
And
who won
it?
2.
Can
you
name
the
promoters
of
that
race?
How
many
entries
did
it
have?
3.
How
many
classes were
there
in
the
first
California
400?
Can
you
name
them?
4.
What
year was
the
last
Mint
Race
to
run
at
the
Gun
Club?
Can
you
reme.mber
what
kind
of
a
purse
it
had?
5.
The
first
annual
NORRA
Dam
500
was
held
in
February
of
1972.
There
was
a
furor
over
the
course,
which
was
considered
very
rough.
Can
you
remember
who
withdrew?
Who
won
the
race?
6.
Back
in
1971,
for
the
NORRA
Baja
500,
.
what
were
the
rules
about
cars
with
two
occupants?
With
·
one
occupant? ·
7.
Someone
made
and
sold
special
maps
of
the
Baja
500,
complete
with
driving
notes,
landmarks
and
mileages,
back
in
the
early
70s.
Who
was
that,
and
·
can
you
.describe
the
maps?
8.
Who
was
the
winner
of
the
second
annual
SNORE
250
on
September
25,
1971?
Remember
what
the
course
was like?
9.
There
was
a
brand
new
category
.
for
the
1972
NORRA
Baja
500
called
Category
10.
What
were
·
they?
10.
Who
won
the
Production
two
wheel
drive
class
in
the
1970
Mexican
1000?
And
what
were they driving?
Attention 1·1600 Competitors
By
Jim
Greenway, Class Rep.
There
has
been
significant
Changing
restrictor
plates
discussion
in
recent
weeks
in
again
has
been
brought
up
to
regard
to
the
combining/splitting
increase
parity
in
the
class;
of
the
single
and
two
seaters in
however,
if
we increase
the
2-
o u r
class.
In
review
of
the
1600
or
decrease
the
1-1600
finishing
positions
-
in
the
restrictors,
it
is
my
feeling
that
Laughlin
and
Lucerne
races, ·
you
this
will
surely
split
the
class
will
find
that
the
two
seaters
have
again.
secured
six
of
the
top
ten
finishingpositionsinbothraces
. I
need
your
input.
The
Apparently
the
two
seaters
are
suggestions
are
to
leave
the
classes
combined
with
the
competitive
with
the
single
seaters,
however
the
best
two
current
rules,
the
status
quo;
seat
finish is
second
place, Jack
modify
the
minimum
weight
Ramsay
at
Laughlin
and
Richard
req_uirements;
change
the
re-
Binder
at
Lucerne.
strictor
plates;
mandatory
weigh-
The
question
has
also
been
in
at
pre
-
and
post
race tech;
split
raised regarding
the
minimum
the
classes
leaving
current
weight
requirements
between
the
cars
in
our
class.
The
minimum
weight
for
1-1600
is
1300
pounds
and
the
minimum
for
2-
1600
is
1350
plus
the
weight
of
the
rider.
This
would
be
a
significant
difference
if
we were
-all
running
right
at
the
minimum
. weight.
Maybe
some
are,
but
many
are
not
.
If
neither
the
1-
1600
or
2-1600
cars
are
at
minimum
weight
now,
then
establishing
an
additional
weight
handicap
to
the
1-1600s
would
be
difficult
at
best.
restrictions
the
same
.
Initially,
58
of
these
letters
with
attached
solution
sheets
were
mailed
to
2-1600
drivers.
·
More
than
half
responded
and
77
percent
of
those
that
responded
want
two
classes,
one
for
single
seat
cars
and
one
for
two
seat
cars.
If
you
wish
to
voice
your
opinion
_, please
contact
me,
Jim
Greenway,
at
1903
Doreen
Ave.,
South
El
Monte,
CA
91733,
or
phone
me
(213)
686-0052,
(714)
739-8900,
or
(818)
442-1730
. .
THE
ORIGINAL
GAS PRESSURE
SHOCK
ABSORBER
l.
,
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."
June
1985
Ray
Aragon
1st Place, Class
10
Laughlin Desert
Challenge 1984
"We
finished 2nd at the
Cal City 12-hour
in
1983,
1st
in
Class
10
at the
Parker 400
1984,
and
1st
in
Class
10
at
the
Laughlin
Desert Challenge
1984
.
all
on
the same set of
Bi/steins with no failures."
Jerry Leighton
1st Place, Class
10
Fireworks 250 1984
"The shocks worked
super; no such thing as
broken or leaking .
shocks with Bi/stein."
Jim Wright
- 1st Place, Class 2
Mint 400
"By far the most 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.
,
R-2000
"
CAACAAE
""""-"'TS
Page7
1985
HAPPENINGS •••
A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
1408
East
Granada
Phoenix,
AZ
85006
(602)
252-1900
July
13
Flagstaff High
Country
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
June
1
12
Hour
Mojave
Desert ChaJlenge
Californ
ia
City,
CA
August
31-
September
1.
24
Hour
World
Championship
Desert
Endurance Race
California City,
CA
October
26
California
500
Palm Springs,
CA
Pages
AMERICAN
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
John
Ohanesian
P.O. Box
31811
Phoenix,
AZ
85046
(602)
867-4769
June
1
Coors
Off
Road
Classic
Tucson
International Raceway
Tucson, Arizona
BAJ A
IN
WISCONSIN
OFF
ROAD
SERIES
Kevin Dawson .
Rt.
3,
Box
895
Lake Geneva,
WI
53147
(
414)
248-8566
June
29
Lake Geneva Raceway
July 13
Lake Geneva Raceway
August
10
Lake Geneva Raceway
August
24
Lake Geneva Raceway
BANZAI
OFF
ROAD
CENTER
Brya .. r'liristensen
2729
No.
62nd
Omaha,
NE
68104
( all
eH'.nts
ar
Rit•erfronc
Motorsporrs Park)
June
16
Flatland 4 Wheelers
June
Bust
Out
July 21
Sportsman
- Odysseys - 3 Wheelers
August
18
Sportsman
- Odysseys - 3
Wheelers
September
8
Sportsman
- Odysseys - 3 Wheelers
October
6
Flanders Day -
Sportsman
Season Finale
BERRIEN
AUTO
CROSS SERIES
Coordinator
- Gil Parker
7406
S. 12th St.
Kalamazoo, Ml
49009
(616)
375-1233
June
8-9
Old
Style
Off
Road
Challenge
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
July
27
Macon
County
Fair
Decatur, IL
August
4
Parragon Raceway
Parragon, IN
August
17
Red
Bud Trail
Buchanan,
MI
August
24
Motorsports
ChaHenge
Casey, IL
August
31-September
1
Brush
Run
101
Crandon,
WI
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
June
8
Short
Course
Race
Tulare
County
Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
July 13
Summer
Nationals
Short
Course
Race
Tulare
County
Fairgrounds
Tulare,
CA
June
1985
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
Driver.
s'
Association
5349
Hansel
Ave.,
C-1
Orlando,
Florida
32809
(305)
851-6245
FUD
PUCKER
RACING
TEAM
250
Kennedy, #6
Chula Vista,
CA
92011
(619)
427-5759
August
10
Superstition
250
II
Night Race
El
Centro,
CA
GORRA
Georgia
Off
Road
Racing Association
Box 11093 Station -A
Atlanta,
GA
30310
(
404)
927-6432
June
9
100 Mile Race
Montgomery, AL
June
23
50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
July
28
100 Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
August
25
50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
September
8
100 Mile Race
Montgomery, AL
September
22
50
Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
October
27
100 Mile Race
Atlanta,
GA
GREAT
WESTERN
POINTS
SERIES,
INC.
1507
South
Lincoln
Loveland,
CO
80537
(303)
669-0640
or
(303)
663-2922
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
September
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
HODAG50
Information
(715)
362-6550
August
304
Hodag
50
Rhinelander,
WI
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O. Box
36
Cleves,
Ohio
45002
(All
etenrs staged
ar
rhe
club grounds in
Clet
es,
Ohio)
June
30
Kiss Point Series Drags
July
14
Kiss Point Series Drags
August
23-26
Gravelrama XV
Oct~ber 6
Kiss
Point
Series Drags
MAJOR
AUTOMOTIVE
ATTRACTION
P.O. Box 3741
Orange,
CA
92665
(714)
997-2247
June
16
Perris Raceway
Perris,
CA
August
25
Perris Raceway
Perris,
CA
September
22
Perris Raceway
Perris,
CA
October
20
Perris Raceway
Perris,
CA
MICKEY
THOMPSON'S
OFF
ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
Mickey
Thompson
Entertainment
Group
53 W oodlyn Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818)
359-5117
June
22
Orange
Show
Fairgrounds
San
Bernardino,
CA
July
20
L.A. Coliseum
Los Angeles,
CA
September
14
Orange
Show
Fairgrounds
San
Bernardino,
CA
Dusty
Times
MORE
Midwest
Off
Road
Racing Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 181021
Fort
Worth,
TX
76118
(817)
577-1102
June
7-8
Cow
town
Speedway
Fort
Worth,
TX
July
5-6
Cowtown
Speedway
Fort
W orth, TX
August
2-3
Cow
t
ow
n Speedway
Fo
rt
Worth,
TX
September
6-7
Cowtow
n 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
June
21-23
Little Rock
300
Olympia,
WA
.
August
16-18
Location
to
be
announced
September
27-29
Millican Valley
400
Bend,
OR
SCCA
PRO
RALLY
SERIES
Sports
Car
Club
of
Am
erica
6750
Emporia St.
Englewood,
CO
80112
(
303)
779-6625
June
8-9
Susquehannock
Trail
Pro
Rally
Wellsboro, PA
July
4-7
Olympus
International
Pro Rally
Tumwat
er,
WA
August
16-September
20
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
Carso
n City,
NV
SCIDA
Vince Tjelmeland
5226
Norris
Lane
Yorba Linda,
CA
92686
(
714)
779-6889
June
7
Ascot Speedway
Ga
rd
ena,
CA
July 7
Ascot Speedway
Gardena,
CA
July
21
Ascot Speedway
Garde
na,
CA
October
19
Ascot Speedway
Gardena,
CA
Dusty
Times
SCORE
Score International
31356
Via
Co
linas, Suite 111
Westlake Village,
CA
91362
(818)
889-9216
June
7-9
Baja Internacional
Ensenada, B.C., M
ex
i
co
August
16-18
Off
R
oad
World
Championship
Ri
ve
rside International Raceway
Riverside,
CA
November
8-9
Baja
1000
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin
Du Lac
Lery, Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Canada
(514)
692
-
6171
June
1
Montreal
Olympic
Stadium
Montreal,
Qu
ebec, Canada
June
8-9
Bonus Points
Rimouski,
Quebec
June
15-16
Bonus Points
Crandon,
WI
.
June
29-30
Jul
y
27-28
Peterborough,
Ontario
September
7-8
Th
('.tfo
rd Mines,
Quebec
September
28-29
Middletown, New York
SILVER
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATiON
P.O. Box
7380
Las Vegas, NV
89
125
(702)
459
-
0317
June
8
August
17
Nevada
300
Pioche,
NV
November
16
Silver Dust
400
Henderson, NV
SNORE
Southern
Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O. Box
4394
L
as
Vegas, NV
89106
(702)
452-4522
June
22
Points Race
Ensenada, B.C., M
ex
i
co
Nort
e Dame
du
Nord,
Quebec
Delamar
400
Ca
lient
e,
NV
Las Vegas,
NV
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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
June
8-9
Old
Style
Off
Road
Challenge
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, Ml
August
3-4
Hodag
50
Rhinelander,
WI
August
31-September
1
Brll.5h
Run
101
Crandon,
WI
September
21-22
Colorama
100
Sugar Camp,
WI
TRIPLE
CROWN
POINTS
SERIES
Brush
Run
101
PD
. Box 101
Crandon,
WI
54520
(715)
478-2430
June
15-16
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
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
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.
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The
new
Snore
pit
team is ready
and
eager
to
serve
out
of
state entries
competing
in
races
around
Las Vegas, NV. Save
the
cost
of
bringing
a
lot
of
pit
people
to
the
Vegas events
by
using
the
Snore
pit
team.
The
co-op
with
C.O.R.E.
worked
great
at
the
Mint
400.
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for
the
team service is the Snore
Twilight
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on
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22,
and
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Page
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June
1985
N
'
THE
BFGOODRICH
6·50
CLUB
REPORT
Jim Temple Wins the Mint,
Henry Arras Leads the Points
Henry
Arras
hopped
to
second
in
5-
1600
at
the
Mint
400
and
back
into
the
overall
lead
by
a
goodly
margin
in
the
BFGoodrich
6-50
points
race.
By
Jean
Calvin
While
most
folks
are
still
gm;ping
for
clean air
after
the
Mint
400
silt
beds,
the
6-50
club
drivers
in
the
race
did
an
outstanding
job
in
the
extremely
tough
terrain
and
dust
condi-
tions.
Congratulations
go
to
Jim
Temple
and
co-driver,
just
a kid,
Kenny
Cox.
They
not
only
won
Class
2,
but
they
also
won
overall.Temple
is a
comparative
youngster
at
55,
and
he
also
won
the
Mint
overall
with
Rolf
Tibblin
in
1982.
He
said
this
victory
seemed
sweeter.
Jim
set
absolute
fast lap
of
the
day
on
his
first
lap
in
the
big yellow
Raceco
as well,
two
hours
flat
plus
a few
seconds,
incredible time!
In
the
four
major
desert
races
so
far
this
year,
6-50
members
have
won
two
of
them
overall,
and
have
graced
the
cover
of
DUSTY
TIMES
too.
It
started
with
Frank
Snook
at
Laughlin,
and
Jim
Temple
continued
the
success
of
the
older
drivers,
going
for
the
overall gold.
Who
knows,
we
may
have
a
bunch
of
class
champions
at
year's
end
in
the
combined
HORA/SCORE
desert
series.
Among
the
374
starting
entries
at
the
Mint
400,
31
registered
on
the
entry
form
as
6-50
club
folks,
merely
by
checking
the
box
on
the
form.
K.J.
Howe
and
the
magic
Mint
Hotel
computer
provided
an
exclusive
print
out
of
6-50
club
drivers
at
the
Mint
race,
and
it
is a
tremendous
help
in
compiling
points.
The
_
mature
drivers
established
a
much
better
finishing
record
than
that
of
the
entire
entry
at
the
Mint
400.
Of
the
31
who
started
the
race,
ten
finished
the
four
laps
for
an
official finish,
32.3
percent.
Of
the
374
who
started
the
race, 101
finished,
27
percent
. Experience
counts
apparently.
Incredibly,
the ten
who
did
finish
produced
three
class winners, including Jim
Temple
.
Andy
Devercelly
won
Class
5-1600
and
Dave
Girdner
did
the
same
in
the
Score
Challenge Class.
When
the
6-50
points
were
toted
up,
the
new
leader
on
points
with
four
races
in
the
records
is
Henry
Arras.
Henry
won
Class
5-1600
at
both
Parker
and
Laughlin,
was
a
DNF
at
Lucerne,
and
took
a fine
second
.· place
at
the
Mint
400,
and
he
leads
with
203
points.
The
huge
numbers
in
Class 2,
52
at
the
Mint,
brought
Jim
Temple
up
to
second
on
points;
adding
in
his
second
place
at
the
Great
Mojave
250,
Temple
now
has
158
points.
Staying
close
at
154
points
is
Corky
McMillin,
and
his
forte,
Mexico
is
the
site
of
the
next
race
on
the
6-50
calendar.
Breaking
up
the
buggy
driver's
domination
of
the
top
spots
is
Vern
Roberts,
in
fourth-with
152
points,
very
close
to
second.
Vern
is
the
first
6-50
driver
who
has
finished
well
in
all
four
events
with
a
third
in
Class
4
at
Parker,
fifth
at
Laughlin,
third
at
Lucerne,
aftd
third
at
the
Mint
in
his
Jeep
Honcho.
With
his first
in
Class 1
at
Laughlin
and
a
tough
sixth
at
the
Mint,
Frank
Snook
is
fifth
on
points
with
123.
Although
he
has
driven
in
just
two
ra
,
ces
th
is
year,
Andy
Devercelly,
who
won
5-1600
at
the
Mint
and
was
seventh
at
Parker,
is
sixth
with
109
points.
Class 3
Jeeper
Gene
Hightower,
who
led
the
class early
on
at
the
Mint
but
did
not
finish, is
tied
with
Devercelly
at
109
points.
Standing
in
eighth
spot
is
Stan
Parnell
who
scored
a
third
at
Lucern~
and
fourth
at
the
Mint
in
Class
5.
Stan
has
95
points,
just
one
point
ahead
of
Jack
Irvine,
who
had
a
bad
day
in
Las
Vegas.
Rounding
out
the
top
ten
after
four
events
is Dave
Girdner,
who won
the
Challenge
Class
at
the
Mint
and
was
fifth
at
Lucer~e.
Dave
has
85
points
driving
a
car
he
and
his
son
built
from
scratch
in
their
garage
at
Barstow.
To
date
there
are
40
drivers
on
the
6-50
points
list. Space
does
not
permit
listing all
the
names,
but,
if
you
would
like
to
know
if
·
you
are
on
the
list,
and
might
not
be,
since we
must
use
informa-
tion
provided
by
race organizers,
call Jean Calvin
at
(818)
889-
5600
to
be
sure
you
are
getting
credit
for
your
positions
in
races
in
the
6-50
points
standings.
There
is
nothing
to
join,
nothing
to
pay
to
be
a
6-50
member.
The
only
requirement
is
that
you
are
the
Driver
of
Record
and
over
50
years
of
age. It
helps
if
you
list
over
50
on
your
entry
form,
so
we
can
find
you
after
the
event
for
points
.
Prizes
at
· year's
end
include
gold, silver
and
bronze
medals
for
the
top
three,
so
why
not
join
in
the
fun
run
for
points.
In
1985
all eight races
in
the
combined
HORA/SCORE
desert
series
count
for
points
, along
with
the
Mint
400
.
Your
best
six finish
positions
out
of
the
nine
even'ts
will
count
for
year
end
points,
so
you
don't
have
to
run
them
all,
nor
are
you
out
of
the
running
at
this
point.
Still
to
come
are
the
Baja
Internacional,
the
Fireworks
250,
the
Frontier
500,
the
Baja
1000
and
the
Frontier
250.
All
races
count
the
same
in
6-50
points.
Dusty
Times
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"SUPER•DIGGERS"
TAKE
1st.
OVERALL &
5 CLASS VICTORIES
AT
THE
MINT
400
!
BOB/TOM
NETH
1
st
Class
1-
1
600
·
ANDY
DEVERCELLY
1st
Class
5-1600
JIM
TEMPLE/KENNY
COX
·
1st
Overall &
1st
Class 2
Yokohama
salutes
all drivers,
sponsors
& race
fans
that
make
off
road racing possible.
110
of
the
374
vehicles
that
started
at
the
Mint
ran on Yokohama
tires
to
capture
5-1
sts,
4-
2nds,
3-3rds
in
the
10
classes
entered.
BRENT/TIM
BELL
1
st
Class
2-1600
LARRY
WEBSTER
1st
Class 9
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your
Yellow Pages
for
your
nearest
Yokohama
dealer
or:
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MINT 400
Jim
Temple and
Ken
Cox Win
it
All
at
the Dusty, Ditch Filled Mint
400
Photos
: Trackside
Photo
Ente
rprises
By
Jean Calvin
Jim Temple and
Kenny
Cox
had
a great day at the
Mint,
setting fast
lap
of
the day, leading most
of
the
way
, and
winning the race overall and
in
Class 2
in
the Raceco that
ran
all
day without trouble.
The
18th
annual
Mint
400
lived
up
to
its
reputation
as
the
roughest,
t<oughest
off
road
enduro
race
in
the
world.
This
year
the
general
consensus
of
opinion
about
the
race
route
ranged
from
rotten
to
horrible.
The
long
time
Mint
racers,
many
past
winners,
thought
it
was
the
nastiest
course
they
could
ever
remember.
The
route
sure
seemed
more
unfriendly
than
any
Mint
400
course
in
memory.
To
·
be
fair,
the
course
was
planned
with
another
set
of
trails,
but
the
migrating
big
horn
sheep
came
down
the
mountain,
and
the
new
roads
slated
to
replace
the
silt
beds
were
therefore
not
open
for
the
race.
This
change
came
just
a
couple
weeks
prior
to
the
event.
There
was
no
place else
to
go
but
across
the
infamous
silt
beds
north
of
Las Vegas,
and
this
year
the
route
crossed
the
same
deep
dry
lake
not
once,
but
twice
in
one
short
20
mile
jaunt.
With
the
course
changes
the
route
turned
out
to
be
one
of
the
longest
in
history
as
well.
What
has
been
around
95
miles a
lap
turned
into
a
good
105
miles a
lap
for
the
1985
edition
of
the
off
road
race
·
classic.
As
usual
the
hoopla
started
early,
with
Las Vegas filling
up
with
the
race
crowd
early
in
the
week.
When
registration
opened
early
on
the
Thursday
morning,
the
area
was
jammed
with
eager
drivers
getting
their
packet
of
goodies,
race
jackets,
and
a
briefing
from
officials
about
the
dos
and
don
'ts
on
the
race
course.
A small city
of
motor
homes
sprang
up
in
the
desert
around
the
Las Vegas
Speedrome,
site
of
,
the
start/
finish
line.
Midweek
the
layers
of
dust
were
already
hanging
over
the
far hills
on
the
race
course
as
pre-runners
searched
for
the
best
way
through
or
around
the
silt
beds
and
silt hills.
On
the
Thursday
night
the
new
Mint
400
Board
Game
from
Eriksson
Industries
added
a
new
contest
to
the
race week. A full
scale
tournament
for
invited
players
from
the
ranks
of
drivers,
press
folks
and
other
off
road
notables
took
place in
the
Poker
Pit
a_t
the
Mint
Hotel.
The
tournament
provided
the
win-
ning
two
man
team
of
players
with
a Vegas sized
purse
of
two
grand
in
long
gr
e
en
.
The
luck
y
wi
nners'
we
re
Billy C.
Wrig
ht,
wh
o w
it
h
his
son
Jim
we
re
defending
overall race
ch
am
pi-
ons,
and
photographer
Kris
Pallesen
of
Centerline
Photos.
The
wags
said
it
made
consecutive
wins
at
the
Mint
for
Billy
Wright
.
The
real
circus
started
early
Friday
morning
with
the
tradi-
tional
parade
down
two
blocks
of
Fremont
Street
and
around
the
corner
on
First
Street
that
is the
contingency
row
at
the
Mint
400
race:
Although
the
streets
were
closed
to
traffic
for
24
hours,
the
a
djacent
casinos, including
the
hos
t
Min
t
Ho
tel,
did
a
re
sou
nd-
ing
bu
siness.
Th
e s
tr
eets w
er
e
literally
packed
with
people
from
eight
in
the
morning
until
the
witching
hour.
When
the
last
decal was
in
place
and
the
final
entry
tucked
away
in
fhe
impound,
there
were
374
starting
cars
at
the
1985
Mint
400,
a very
healthy
number
for
the
big
desert
event.
Class
2,
at
52
starting
cars, was
first away, as
the
class has
been
for
the
last few years.
With
a
sunny,
warm
day,
and
the
extra
doses
of
silt,
the
badly
needed
stiff
wind
was lacking.
The
early
starting
slot
was
a
definite
advantage
to
the
hot
dogs
in
Class
2,
who
could
break
free
of
the
traffic
on
the
first
lap
and
run
in
the
clear. Still, eleven failed
to
complete
the
first
lap
and
out
of
the
race
in
a mile was
the
Raceco
pickup
of
Dave Kreisler
and
Jim
Nobles,
possibly
the
first retiree
from
the
race.
Starti
,
ng
number
203,
the
Raceco
of
Jim
Temple
and
sub
co-driver
Ken
Cox
got
first
on
the
road
early
in
the
game,
and
Jim
ran
dust
free
to
fast
lap
of
the
day,
an
incredible
two
hours
and
just
42
seconds
change.
Jim's
usual
co-driver,
his
son
Mark,
was
busy
race
day
becoming
a
new
father.
But
Cox,
also
a
second
generation
off
road
racer,
was a
most
capable
replacement
.
Ma
tt
McBride
and
Rick W e
st
were
next
on
time
at
2:0
1.04
in a
Race
co,
follow
ed
on t
ime
by
Bob
R
ichey
and
Tom
Baker
at
2:04.21,
but
their
Raceco
came
to
grief
on
the
second
round,
hours
worth,
and
they
went
no
farther. Staying close were
Jerry
Penhall
and
Ron
Gardner,
Chenowth,
at
2:05.04,
Jack
Woods/Don
Bailey,
2:05.59,
Jim
Bunty/Mike
Hershaw,
2:07
.03,
but
the
latter
two
teams
only
went
one
lap.
Midway
the
Temple
Raceco
was still
first
on
the
road
and
on
time
with
a fast
4:09.14
ET
at
that
poi
nt. A
number
of
two
seaters
were
parked
on
t
he
desert
by
now, with
anothe
r
13
missing
af
ter
on
e
lap,
Th
is g
ro
u p
included
Mint
400
Race Dir
ector
K.J.
How
e's
new
Raceco
and
the
Toyota
SR5
truc
_k
of
Frank
Arciero,
Jr.
·
Behind
Temple
at
the
half
way
mark
it
was close
in
Class 2.
Running
second
here
was the
Raceco/Porsche
of
Danny
and
Marty
Letner
at
4:22.02,
tagged
by
Penhall/
Gardner
at
4:23.57
.
Next
came
Tom
and
Steve
Martin,
Raceco,
4:25.25,
and
the
'83
and
'84
overall
winners
Jim
and
Billy
Wright,
Raceco,
4:30.39.
Both
Jake
Fogg,
4:36.52,
and
Jim
Sumners,
4:37.26
were close
enough
to
pounce
in
their
Racecos.
Spectators
were really active
at
the
Mint
this year,
and
the
BLM
Manager
Bill Civish
estimated
the
total
crowd
at
about
90
thousand,
with
a
good
20
thousand
in
the
Apex
Road
spectator
area
alone.
On
the
third
round
the
McBride
entry
Making
it
a
Las
Vegas
sw
·eep
in
Class 2, the Herbst boys,
Ed
and
Tim
drove their Raceco into 2nd
in
class and a keen
4th
overall.
Only a couple
of
minutes out
of
2nd place,
Cam
Thierot
&Greg
Lewin
settled for 3rd
in
Class 2
in
the
ORE
built Funco Warrior.
Up
among the leaders
all
day,
a last
lap
mishap dropped the
Porsche powered Raceco
of
Danny and
Marty
Letner
to
fourth
in
Class 2
at
the
flag.
Jimmy Crowder
iron
manned
his
Class 2 at the
Mint,
and a
flat
cost
him
time, but the Tallahassee, Florida driver arrived
fifth
at
the finish.
Page
1-i
The third lap leader
in
Class
2,
the Chenowth
of
Jerry Penhall
and
Ron
Gardner had
big
trouble
on
the last
lap
and the team
did
not finish.
June
1985
Steve Tetrick and
Fred
Ronn
had
the Class 10 lead
at
mid
distance, but trouble
on
the third round dropped them
to
second
in
the
ORE,
and third overall.
Dusty
Times
Soaring past the crowd out
of
the Speedrome, James Krumme
kept
his
Funco
in
contention
all
day, and finished third
in
Class
1 O and sixth overall.
Marty
Reider and Jeff Hibbard drove the Raceco hard
in
Class
1
O,
had
no
big
problems, and were fourth
by
only 15 seconds
after four laps.
Rick
and John Hagle had some pit time
in
their
ORE
Raceco, but
the boys kept charging and were
fifth
in
Class 10, and a
wild
eighth overall.
Dave Richardson went solo
in
the Steve Sourapas Raceco,
led
the last
two
laps handily, and came
in
the Class 10
winner and a terrific second overall as
well.
had
more
trouble
and
dropped
to
an
eventual
eighth
place.
The
usual
rash
of
spectator
accidents
began
happening
also.
Eight
more
were
missing
from
Class
2
on
the
third
loop.
Contender
Len
Newman
was
crashed
from
behind
while
stopped
at
a
check,
and
a
pickup
hit
the
Bunderson
so
hard
that
it
knocked
both
Len
and
his
co-driver
out,
and
out
of
the
race.
After
three
laps
of
the
torture
test,
Penhall/Gardner
led
Class
2
by
a
mere
five
seconds
over
Temple
/Cox,
who
in
turn
were
just
24
seconds
ahead
of
the
.
Letners.
The
Wrights
were
next,
about
five
more
minutes
back,
and
Fogg
was
up
to
fifth
with
co-driver
Gene
Buchanan
in
the
Raceco
now.
But,
the
fourth
lap
dashed
a
lot
of
hopes,
including
those
of
the
Wrights.
Their
try
for
an
unprecedented
third
straight
overall
Mint
400
victory
went
down
with
a
broken
transmission.
Penhall/
Gardner
also
vanished
into
the
desert
on
the
last
lap,
and
the
Fogg
Raceco
had
the
spare
tire
come
loose,
break
the
frame
and
take
the
oil
cooler
out,
and
that
was
that.
Jim
Sumners
had
electrical
woes,
·
sent
his
rider
Doug
Renfro
·
out
looking
for
parts,
then
fixed
the
problem
and
went
looking
for
Doug.
Sumners
couldn't
find
his
rider,
and
figured
the
time
loss
was
too
much
for
a
competitive
finish
and
retired.
Up
front
Ken
Cox
was
now
in
the
Temple
Raceco,
and
he
did
a
quick
2:
18
final
round
for
a
total
time
of
9:08.02
and
the
overall
and
Class
2
victory.
Their
time
loss
on
the
third
lap
included
a
precautionary
stop
to
change
CV
joints.
They
had
no
trouble
en
route
to
the
title,
and
it
was
the
second
overall
Mint
400
victory
for
Las
Vegan
Jim
Temple,
who
won
overall
with
Rolf
Tibblin
in
1982.
The
second
generation
race
team
of
Ed
and
Tim
Herbst
of
Las Vegas
hauled
their
Raceco
into
second
in
Class
2
and
fourth
overall
on
the
final
lap,
and
they
turned
consistent
times
all
day.
Cam
Thieriot
and
Greg
Lewin
broke
up
the
Raceco
trail
by
arriving
a ~trong
third,
just
two
minutes
behind
the
Herbsts
in
a
Funco
Warrior.
The
Letners
had
serious
trouble
on
the
last
lap,
an
hour's
worth,
but
they
still
took
fourth
in
class,
14th
overall.
Jimmie
Crowder
came
all
the
way
from
Tallahassee,
Florida
to
race,
and
Crowder
drove
all
four
laps
to
place
fifth
in
class,
another
two
minutes
back
after
having
a
flat
on
the
last
round.
In all
twelve
of
the
Class
2s
finished
the
ra
ce
in
good
time.
Class
10
was
second
off
the
start,
and
what
a
horde
it
was
Mike
Lund had a see saw battle
with
Jack Johnson
all
day, and when the race was over,
it
was Lund's Chenowth
Magnum _that took the Class
1
win.
Dusty
Times
June
1985
with
62
on
the
line,
and
most
of
them
state
of
the
art
cars.
Thirteen
never
saw
the
Speedrome
again,
including
one
of
the
favorites,
Jack
Irvine.
Up
front
it
was a real
battle
for
the
lead
as
the
1
Os
soon
tangled
up
in
the
Class
2 traffic.
At
the
end
of
one
lap
Jim
Stiles,
Raceco,
snagged
fast
lap
for
the
class
with
2:
14
.
29
.
Ron
Ellenburg,
Hi
Jumper,
was
close
at
2:
15.06,
but
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
neither
of
these
drivers
did
another
full
lap.
In
fact
19
cars
disappeared
on
the
second
lap,
over
50
percent
out
before
the
halfway
point.
Running
third
on
the
first
loop
were
Rick
and
John
Hagle,
Raceco,
at
2:
16.12,
just
35
seconds
ahead
of
Steve
Tetrick
and
Fred
Ronn
in
an
ORE.
All
the
front
runners
were
driving
single
seat
cars
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Chet
and
Lloyd
Huffman
had
some
power
steering
woes,
but
they
kept
the
Funco
together
to
take
a
good
second
ir:i
the
Class
1
competition.
· ·
,.
Tom
Koc.h
had
his
Raceco
storming
the
course,
finished
only
four
minutes
behind
Lund
in
Class
1,
but
was
dropped
to
third
in
clas
_s
by
penalties.
In
the
thick
of
it
all
day
,
Mitcti
Mitchell
and
Ray
Croll,
Jr.
put
their
Neth
home
2nd
in
2-1600,
doing
the
number
on
the
Very
last
lap.
The
Nevada
based
team
of
Brent
and
Tim
Bell
dominated
Class
2-1600;
they
led
every
lap
in
the
Bunderson,
set
fast
lap
time
in
c'iass,
and
won
with
an
18
minute
margin.
·
~
+-
+-
+
and
a
dozen
more
were
within
five
minutes
of
the
leaders
at
this
point.
Midway
the
picture
changed.
Tetrick/Ronn
took
the
lead
with
a
quick
2:20
flat
in
the
deep
dust,
.
but
the
Hagles
were
merely
two
minutes
back
and
charging as
both
teams
made
the
driver
change.
Coming
on
strong
with
a
2:
18
second
lap,
Dave
Richard~
son
had
his
Raceco
in
third,
about
two
more
minutes
back,
but
only
20
seconds
ahead
of
Marty
Reider/Jeff
Hibbard,
Raceco,
plus
James
Krumme,
Funco,
was
just
another
three
minutes
behind.
It was a real race
heading
into
·
the
third
lap.
Somewhere
in
the
third
go
Tetrick/Ronn
dropped
about
ten
minutes
and
it
cost
-
them
the
race
and
nearly
three
grand.
At
this
point
Dave
Richardson
took
a
firm
grip
on
the
Class
10
lead
with
a
2:22
lap,
and
he
was
running
second
overall
as well.
Richardson's
Driver
of
Record,
Steve
Sourapas,
Was
in
bed
with
a
severe case
of
the
flu,
so
Dave
was
doing
the
iron
man
bit.
Close
behind
the
leader,
Russ
Welch
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was
just
·
minutes
back
in
second
in
his
.
Funco,
and
Krumme
-
was
another
three
minutes
behind
in
third.
Jerry
and
Bob
Leighton,
'
with
a wild
2:
16
third
lap,
inched
into
fourth,
only
seven
seconds
ahead
of
T
etrick/Rorin,
while
Reider/
.
Hibbard
also
dropped
off
the
pace.
.
But,
the
race is
never
over,
etc.
Despite
a
little
overheating
in
the
new
Rabbit
engine,
Dave
Richardson
turned
a
2:23.07
on
the
final
lap
on
a
course
that
by
now
was a
total
disaster.
He
sailed
on
to
finish
first
in
Class
10
and
a fine
second
overall,
·
merely
18
minutes
behind
the
winning
·
class
2.
His
was
the
·biggest
purse
at
the
Mint
400,
a
hefty
$
7180
in
prize
money.
·
Tetrick
and
Ronn
came
back
with
a fine
2:21
last
lap
to
climb
. _
back
into
second
place,
about
five
minutes
behind
the
winner,
.
and
they
scored
a·
great
third
overall
too.
James
Krumme
and
company
slowed
on
the
final lap,
but
held
on
to
third
place
and
"
sixth
overall
by
a
skinrw
15
seconds
over
Marty
Reider
and
Jeff
Hibbard
.
Also
finishing
in
under
ten
hours
were
Rick
and
John
Hagle,
fifth
in
Class
10
and
eighth
overall.
Ninth
overall
and
sixth
in
class
were
Jerry
and
Bob
Leighton
in
the
LRP
1 SS,
and
Mike
Julson/Jim
Dyer
were
five
minutes
behind
them
in
the
.
Jimco,
claiming
11th
overall.
The
Welch
Funco
had
big
trouble
on
the
final
round
with
relief
driver
Roger
Mortensen
at
the
helm,
and
eventually
arrived
12th
in
class.
In
all
19
in
Class
10
saw
the
checkered
flag
within
the
18
hour
time
allowance.
With
their
June
1985
POS CAR
1 106
2 130
3 110
4 . 104
5 103
1 1622
2 1600
3
1601
4 1616
5 1615
1
2
3
4
5
203
205
244
225
244
MINT
400
FINAL
RESULTS
DRIVER[S] VEHICLE
CLASS
1-Unlimited
Single Seat
[37
start•
9 finishr
MIKE
LUND
.
Chenowth
CHETHUFFMAN,
.LLOY.D
HU
.
FFMAN
Funco
TOM
KOCH
Raceco
NICK
NICHOLSON,
M.
WEIXELDORFER
Outlaw
ROGER
RODERICK
, JOE
BOGGIO
Funco
Hustler
CLASS
1-1600-Single
Seat 1600cc
[31
start
-13
finish]
BOBBY
NETH,
TOM NETH
Chenowth
ALAN
ROHRER,
BILL
CANON
Varnes SS
BOBBY
DAVIDSON ,
JEFF
VASQUEZ
Bunderson
MICHAEL
STOKELY,
ALEX
DECUIR Radical
Franie
BILL
STOKES
Raceco
CLASS
2-Unlimited
Two-Seat
[52
start
.12
finish]
JIM
TEMPLE,
KEN COX
Raceco
ED
HERBST,
TIM
HERBST
.
Raceco
CAMERON
TH]ERIOT,
GREG LEWIN
Funco
Warrior
DANNY
LETNER,
MARTY
LETNER Raceco
JIMMIE
GROWDER,
C.
JACKSON
Raceco
CLASS
2-1600-
Two Seat 1600cc [·
41
start•
17 finish]
TIME
10 :05.01
10:
27.59
11
:09.30
12:12
.
37
12:12.47
10 :
28
.
25
11
:08
.
55
11
:43.31
11
:57.24
12:27.31
9:08
.02
9:42.23
9:
44.
34
10:29.
31
10:31.45
1 2612
BRENT
BELL,
TIM B.ELL '
Bunderson
10: 37.15
2 . 2697
MITCHMITCHELL,RAYCROLL,JR.
Neth
10:55.12
3 2606
SHARON
JULSON,
RON
STACY
Chenowth
11
:28.51
4 2626
BOB
DENAULT,
DON
DENAULT
Raceco
11
:44.47
CLASS 3·
-short
Wheelbase Four Wheel Drive [23 start - 2 finish]
_ 1 307
J.M.
BRAGG,
MIKE
BRAGG
.
Jeep
CJ-7
14:08.44
2
311
MARSHAl.,L
MAHR,
MICHAEL
.
MAHR
Jeep
17:24.44
CLASS
4-Long
Wheelbase Four Wheel Drive [16 start - 3 finish]
1 403 ROD
HALL
,
JIM
FRICKER
Dodge
PU
11:
28.56
2 406
JIM
BELL,
WALT
LAYCOCK
Jeep
Honcho
14:28.17
3 · 412 VERN
ROBERTS,
BILL
DONAHOE
Jeep
Honcho
16:26.35
1 507
2 549
3 . 509
4 508
5 514
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
559
568
565
553
598
601
702
700
CLASS 5_;_\Jnlimited Baja Bug [25 start - 9 finish]
JEFF
JORDAN,
AL
JORDAN
\ .
Baja
Bug
NICK
FIRESTONE,
RICH
CARBAJAL
Baja
Bug
GREG
DIEHL,
BRAD
PERSON
Baja
Bug
STAN
PARNELL,
DAVE
PARSONS
Baja
Bug
GENE
NORMAN,
MARK
JOHNSON
Baja
Bug
CLASS
5-1600-1600cc
Baja Bug
[24
start•
6 finish]
A.
DEVERCELL
Y
11,
A.
DEVERCELLY
Ill'
Baja
Bug
HENRY
ARRAS,
G.
SCHNEKENBUHGER
Baja
Bug
NORM
SHAW,
MANNY
CORTEZ
Baja
Bug
LARRY
RICKMAN
Baja
Bug
GREG
TUTTLE,
DAVE
JACKSON
.
Baja
Bug
CLASS
6-Production.Sedan[6
start'• 1 finish]
LARRY
SCHWACOFER,
S.
SPRADLING
'55
Chevrolet
CLASS
7-Unlimited
Mini Truck
[5
start
-1
finish]
MANNY
ESQUERRA,
TUDY
ESQUERRA
-
Ford
Ranger
SHERMAN
BALCH,
S.
HUTCHINGS
Nissan
CLASS
7-S-Stock
Mini Pickup [14 start
-1
finish]
11
:53.47
12: 10.39
12:15.18
12:12
.17
13 :09.13
12:
12.21,
12:31.15
13:38.03
14:43.30
.
15:17
.57
16:06.22
11
:56
.48
31aps
736
WILLIE
VALDEZ,
JOE
ALVARADO
Ford
Ranger
14:28.04
2 734
GLENN
HARRIS,
BRYANT
HIBBS
Mazda
B-2000 3
laps
CLASS 7
4x4-Four
Wheel Drive Mini Truck - Under
21150cc:
[3.start - O finish]
1 799
G.
T.
GOWLAND,
RON SPATES
Toyota
2
laps
CLASS
8-Pickup
[13 start - 3 finish]
1 808 STEVE
KELLEY,
JON
NELSON
GMC
2 804
JERRY
MCDONALD,
.BEN
METCALF
Chevrolet
3 809.
JOHN
OABLE,
BILL
HOLMES
Ford
4 803
WALKER
EVANS,
DICK
MAXWELL
Dodge
CLASS
9-
.1200cc VW Single Seat [12 start.- 2 finish]
1 905.
LARRY
WEBSTER,
BOBBY
MAHONEY
Funco
2 907 . RICK H.ARRAH,
TOM
ELLIN
,
GHAM
Sandhawk
CLASS
10-Unlim
,ited 1650cc [62 start
-19
finish]
STEVE SOU RA PAS, D.
RICHARDSON
• ,Raceco 1 1035
2 1023
3 1049
4 1025
5 1006
1 1497
2 1400
3 1499
STEVE
TETRICK
, FRED
RONN
· ORE
JAMES
KRUMME
. . . Ft.mco
MARTY
REIDER ,
JEFF
HIBBARD
Raceco
RICK
HAGLE,
JOHN
HAGLE
ORE
Raceco
CLASS-Sco
re Challenge
[8
sta
rt
- 3 finish]
DAVE GIRON.ER, ROY PERFECT
Home
Built
TERRY
WALSH,
RHONDA
WALSH
T-Mag
RICH
MINGA,
PETER ALESI, JR..
Chenowth
CLASS
12-Four
Wheel Drive Sport Wagon
[2
start - O finish]
11:
16.45
12:
48.56
15:
07
.16
31aps
11
:57.46
15:52
.
31
9:
26
.
40
9:
33.53
9:
45.38
9 : 45.53
9:57.43
16: 59.09
17 :02.00
17:
58.00
1 1200 DON
ADAMS,
JASON
MYERS
Jeep
Cherokee
3
laps
TOTAL
STARTERS
-
374
TOTAL
FINISHERS
-
101
=
26%
RACE
DISTANCE
-
APPROXIMATELY
420
MILES
TIME
ALLOWANCE
-
18
HOURS
FAST
LAP
OF
THE
DAY
-
JIM
TEMPLE,
#203 -
2:00.42
strong
positions
overall,
it
is a
good
possibility
that
· Class
10
will
start
first
next
year
at
the
Mint
400.
The
37
starters
in
Class
1
were
third
off
the
line,
and
with
114
buggies
ahead
of
them
on
the
filthy
course,
many
of
the
drivers
were
disgruntled
about
being
relegated
to
third
off
the
line.
But,
the
clock
times
from
previous
years are
the
method
used
to
determine
starting
order
.
One
oddity
in
Class 1 was
the
many
time
short
course
winning
Funcoof
Pancho
+- +-
+-
+-
Dusty
Times
HOU
J.M.
BRAGG'S
JEEP
CJ·7
·
ON
ITS
WAY
TO
VICTORY
IN
THE
CWS
3
SHOWDOWN.
It's known as the world's toughest off-road race:
The Mint 400.
Four-hundred miles
of
rock and silt.
Four-hundred miles
of
smothering dust.
Four-hundred miles
of
back-wrenching, truck-
busting South Nevada desert.
But for those who survive, it's four-hundred
miles
of
glory.
In the competitive Class 3 challenge, 23 vehicles
. started the race. Only two
of
them survived.
And
when the Bragg Boys pulled into town, the
Class 3 victory was theirs. ·
It
was
J.M.
Bragg, who after 14 painful hours,
took his Jeep CJ-7 to victory, .a full three hours ahead
of
his only remaining competitor. ·
Because, despite the worst conditions in the 18-year
history
of
the Mint, J.M. had a lot going for him:
His-Jeep CJ-7. His sons Mike and Greg. And
his Goodyear Wrangler Radials-the very same tires
you can buy.
To
J.M. and sons, we offer our sincere
congratulations.
And thanks for proving once again how Goodyear
, Wrangler Radials are engineered to take on the very
toughest terrain.
So no matter where you're ·
going, on or off the road, give your ·
truck a set
of
Goodyear Wrangler
Radials.
Get the tires that can take
on
the toughest terrain.
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RADIAL.
WE
RACE
THE
TIRES
YOU
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.
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The
team
of
Sharon
Julson;
Ron
Stacy
and
Bob
Prather
kept
their
2-1600
Chenowth
moving
quickly
to
claim
third
in class
at
the
checkered
flag.
Alan
Rohrer
and
Bill
Canon
started
out
flying
the
first
jump,
kept
a
good
pace
. all
four
laps,
and
the
Varnes SS
finished
second
in
1-1600 class.
The
silt
didn't
bother
Las Vegas
drivers
Bobby
Davidson
and
Jeff
Vasquez;
They
drove
the
1-1600
Bu11derso11
to
a
good
third
in
the
tough
class.
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
drove
a
smartly
paced
race,
moved
into
the
1-1600 lead
after
three
laps,
and
ended
up
winning
the
class
by 40
m111utes
,
and
they
were
13th overall.
-
-+- -+-
-+-
-+-
Weaver,
driven
,_
on
its
first
and
only
lap
by
car
owner
Fred
Keiser.
Seven Class
ls
vanished
in
the
first miles,
and
14
more
covered
_
just
one
lap, a high
attrition
rate.
changes.
Johnson
lost
a
good
half
with
in
hours.
Snook/
Arras
hour
with
ekctrical
_woes,
and
struggled
home
sixth,
Stewart
· also
got
a weld
job
in
the
pits.
lost
the
front
end
but
came
in
Mike
Lund
took
over
the
lead
in
se
venth
/
and
Finney
/
Foddrill
his
Chenowth
Magnum
with" a
to6k
eighthours
to
tl
o
the
last
lap-
2:
15
lap
and
total
time
of
and
they
were eighth. James
and
4:40.13
.
Koch
had
some
pit
time
Stephen
Butler
from
St. Louis,
and
dropped
back.
Second
place ·
MO
were
ninth
in
their
Hi
was
contested
by
Frank
Snook/
Jumper,
the
final
Class
1
Eric
Arras,
4:53.11,
Finney/
_ finishers.
Foddrill,
4:55.16,
and
Jack
Although
41
started
in
Class
Johnson,
4:56.29.
Stewart
had
2-1600,
it was
almost
no
contest.
·
some
pit
time
too,
but
he
was still Young
Brent
Bell
and
his
Uncle
in
contention.
Tim
did
a
number
on
the
class,
with a
2:33.54,
but
that
was
their
only
lap. Jack
Ramsay
got
his
Bunderson
around
in
2:36.12,
and
home
with
2:37s
were
the
teams
of
Jerry
and
Larry
Leslie
and
Jerry
Jeffries/Wayne
Martin,
all racing for secoqd place.
Midway
the
Bells
had
a
time
of
4:54.19,
Mitch
Mitchell
and
Ray
Croll,
Jr.
had
-
their
Neth
in
second
with
5:14.03,
and
the
Leslies
time
was
5:14.40
.
Ramsay
scored
5:23.24,
and
Sharon
Julson
/
Ron
Stacy
had
5:25.28,
although
Sharon
injured
her
hand
on
the
first lap
and
recruited
Bob
Prather
to
help
get
the
Ch~nmytb,
home
with
. Stacy. . - · ·
Most
of
the
c,
ontenders
slowed
for
one
reason
or
another
on
lap
3,
the
Leslies
dropping
hours
to
finish
12th.
Ramsay
retired
on
·
the
fourth
round,
and
at
the
flag
Mitch
Mitchell
and
Ray Croll, Jr. ·
took
second
in
their
Neth,
and
they
were
18th
overall.
The
Julson
/
Stacy
/
Prather
combine
nailed
third,
another
33
minutes
back,
followed
in
16
minutes
by
Bob
and
Don
Denault,
Raceco,
who
were less _
than
a
minute
ahead
of
Joe
Adzima, Jr.
and
Kenny Stein
in
a Hi
Jumper.
The
1-1600s
showed
up
31:
strong,
proving
that
the
pair
of
1600cc
restricted
classes
do
have
the
numbers
for
individual
classes,
at
least
at
the
big races
like
the
Mint
400.
The
class
leaders
ran
in
a single
dust
cloud
on
the
first lap.
Art
Peterson
and
Bob
Scott
snagged
the
fast lap
for
the
class
on
the
first
round,
a
keen
2:32.36
in
their
ORC.
Mike
Stokely
and
Alex
Decuir
were
close
with
2:33.11,
followed
by
Alan
Rohrer
and
Bill Ca
non
at
2:33.45.
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
were
around
in
2:35.24,
and
incredibly
all
but
two
of
the
1-1600s
completed
the first lap.
Peterson
and
Scott
did
another
2:32.40,
remarkable lap times,
to
keep
the
lead
at
mid
distance.
But,
Rohrer
/
Canon
whipped
off
a
2
:31.58
and
now
were
just
2 7
seconds
behind
in
a ding
dong
battle.
Ten
more
in
the
class
dropped
out
on
the
second
round.
The
Neths
were
four
minutes
back
in
third
now,
and
Stokely
was
another
six
minutes
out,
followed
by
Mike
Olson
and
Roger
Caddel
in
a
Funco
Hustler.
Peterson's
ORC
had
a
four
hour
th-,i
rg,
la,.p
;md was parked,
Stokely
slowed
by
about
25
minutes
and
so
did
Rohrer.
Heading
into
the
final lap
in
the
dark
,
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth
had
a
commanding
lead
of
26
minutes
over
Rohrer
/
Canon,
who
were
-18
minutes
ahead
of
Stokely,
who
inturnwere
ju_
st
24
seconds
ahead
of
Bobby
Davidson
/ Jeff
Vasquez,
Bundersori,
whfle
·
Olson/Caddel
were
ten
mi
nutes
back
in
fifth.
The
Neth
brothers
turned
in
a
great
2:45
.
23
lap
in
the
deep
silt
to
roar
across
the
finish line in
super
time,
10:28.25;
they
won
the
.
class
by
40
minutes
and
plac~d
13th
overall.
Alan
Rohrt;.r
and
Bill
Canon
held
on
in
second
easily,
and
abou~
34
minutes
behind
them
Davidson
and
Vasquez
came
in
third
in
clasi
.
Stokely/Decuir
were
back
another
14
minutes
in
fourth.
Olson/Caddell
finished fifth
on
time,
but
a
30
minute
penalty
for
putting
a wheel
on
the
pavement
on
lap 3
dropped
them
to
tenth.
Bill
Stokes
in
a Raceco
moved
into
fifth,
the
last
money
paying
position
in
the
class.
Thirteen
finished
iii
1'-1600
·
class,
including
the
venerable
Funco
Starting
third
in
class,
Jack
Johnson
got
his
Chenowth
up
-front
in
a big
hurry,
turning
2:05.05
while passing scads
of
cars
en
route
to
the
fast lap
for
the
class.
Kenny
Krumme
had
his
Funco
second
after
one
lap with a
2:
18.42,
but
nearly five
hours
on
the
next
round
put
him
on
the
trailer
after
three
laps.
Third
on
the
firsr
go was
the
big race, as
Tom
Koch
did
a
2:24.35
in
his
Raceco,
Mike
Lund
dil
2:24
.17
to
claim
the
spot,
and
Ivan
Stewart
turned
2:24.51
in
his
Toyota
pickup.
In
the
h~nt
too
were
Jerry
Finney/Dan
Foddrill
in
a
Chaparral.
Johnson
drove
hard
on
lap 3
to
leading every
lap
in
the
Bunder-
a 2: 15 time,
but
Lund
still led
by
son,
and
they
won
-
with
an
18
over
five
minutes.
Snook/
Arras
minute
margin
in
victory,
also
lost
hours
changing a
torsion
bar
placing
16th
overall. Bell got fast
in
the
desert.
Lund
lost
a
CV
lap
for
the
class, a
2:26.60
on
the
joint
on
the
last
lap
and
changed
first
round,
backed
that
with
a
it
himself
in
the
dusty
dusk.
Jack
2:27
.19
for
an
early_
and
decisive
Johnson
continued
tocharge,
but
lead.
On
round
one
Doug
just
short
of
the
finish line his
Hovis/John
Prosser
were
second
engine
let
go.
According
to
-------
--------
-~
-
------'--------'----~--------
reports
Jack
got
a
push
into
the
Speedrome,
then
pushed
the
car
Midway
there
were
drastic
r:s
·
THUE'MIGHTM
MPI.ACEE•RELCAJONTl
'
MCA:-:-,E
himself
across
the
finish line,
I
~
J E I
recording
a
2:26
lap
at
that,
and
a
~
;
total
time
of
9:
37.52.
Initially
~
F
LJ
N !
8
Johnson
was listed as
the
Class 1
2
winner,
but
late
in
the
night,
the
il
SUPERSTITION
~-
result
of
a
protest
was
the
ruling
;;<;
· · f
that
he
would
not
get
credit
for
~
250
~
the
last lap.
The
rule
quoted
was
~
~
that
of
not
being
pushed,
pulled,
!
11
c::s
etc
.
within
a mile
of
the
finish
~
~
line.
~
SATURDAY
NIGHT
·
~
Originally se
cond,
Mike
Lund
~
moved
into
first in Class 1,
and
~
AUGUST
10,
1985
~-
tenth
overall
with
a
time
of
tr
a
10:05.01
.
Tom
Koch's
total
time
I
INFO:
~
was close,
10:09.30,
apparently
;
DAYS:
JEFF
WRIGHT
~
good
for
second
in
class,
but
he
_
!'I
was penalized a full
hour
for
~
{619)
· 561-4810 g_ passing in a
checkpoint
area,
and
Ii:
EVENINGS
F
~
he
dropped
to
eventual
third
in
~
: U D
1a
class.
Moving
into
second
then
-u·
(619)
427-575~
-.
- -
wastheFuncoofChetandLloyd
Huffman,
doing
the
course
1n
Fua>ucKER
RACING
TEAM
.
10:27.59,
and
no
one
else was
Victory
was s)Neet
for
Larry
Webster
and
Bobby
Mahoney,
with
fast lap in Class 9,
110
trouble
with
Ifie
Fun co,
and
they
le_d every lap
to
win
by
nearly
four
hours. . . .
Page
16
June
1985
Dusty
Times
It
was
close
running
for
a
time
in Class
9.
Eventual
second
place
winners
Rick
Ha~rah
and
Tom
Ellingham,
Sandhawk
, lead
Andy
Blue
out
of
a hole.
The
young
team
of
Nick
Firestone
and
Richard
Carbajal
turned
good
lap
times
all
day
,
took
second
in Class 5, and had
no
real
problems.
Greg
Diehl
and
Brad
Person
had
a 25
minute
lead
midway
in
Class 5,
but
they
lost an
hour
on
the
next
round
, and
ended
up
third
in
the
tight
class.
driven
by
Publisher
Jean Calvin, ' heading
into
the
final
round,
and
Journalist
Judy
Smith
and
long
the
McDonough
Funco
was gone
time
Checker
and
super
relief
on
the
fourth
lap. Larry
Webster
driver
Al
Rogers.
and
Bobby
Mahoney
finished
in
An
even
dozen
took
the
flag
in
dandy
time,
11.57.46
for
the
Class
9,
but
the
nasty
course
was victory. In
second,
the
only
other
too
much
for
most
of
them,
with finisher, was
the
Sandhawk
of
five going
out
on
lap
one,
and
RickHarrahandTomEllingham,
·
two
more
parking
after a long ·
almost
four
hours
later.
With
first lap.
Up
front
Larry
Webster
three laps
done,
the
McDonoughs
and
Bobby
Mahoney
took
fast
earned
third
place
money.
lap
honors
on
the
first go with a Class 5 was
next
to
start,
and
2:42.50
in
their
Funco,
but
Tom
by
now
the
two
car
every
15
Burns
and
Bob
Isam
had
their
seconds
starting
system
had
Funco
close
at
2:45.38,
followed
turned
the
. whole area
into
one
by
Dave
and
Bryant
Wood
at
giant
dust
cloud.
There
were
25
2:49.02.
unlimited
Bugs
on
the
line,
and
it
fave
made
it
to
mid
distance, was a close
run
for
them
on
the
and
here
Webster/Mahoney
had
first lap.
The
Greg
Diehl/Brad
a big lead,
over
30
minutes
on
Person
Oirtrix
Bug
whipped
off
Burns/Isam.
Defending
HORA
the
first fast lap,
2:41.05.
Jeff
Class
9
champion
Kelly
Jordan/John
·
Cornwell
were
McDonough
Prescott
and
her
close
at
2:43.42,
followed
by
brother
Dave
were
in
third,
Darryl
Gibson
and
Rich
Fersch
another
nine
minutes
back.
The
at
·
Z:51.55,
and
Chris
Neil
and
field was
down
to
three
cars
Jerry
Miller
at
+- +-
~
+-
Running
very
close
all
day
,
Jeff
Jordan
and
John
Cornwell
survived
serious
last lap
troubles
to
win
Class 5
handily,
and
here
the
Bug
is
just
ahead
of
Larry
Ragland's
Class
1.
l
SWAY•A•WAr
~~
Congratulates
the
Winners
at
the
Mint 400 ...
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_
TEMPLE
. CLASS 1 - MIKE LUND
FIRST OVERALL AND IN CLASS 2
FIRST IN CLASS
10-
SECOND
OVERALL-
DAVE RICHARDSON
CLASS WINNERS
KENNY
cox
CLASS 2-1600 - BRENT & TIM BELL
CLASS 1-1~00 - BOBBY
&
TOM
NETH
CLASS
5 - JEFF JORDAN & JOHN CORNWELL
CLASS 9 - LARRY WEBSTER
& BOBBY MAHONEY.
SCORE CHALLENGE
CLASS-
DAVE GIRDNER & ROY PERFECT
CLASS 5-1600 - ANDY
L.
& ANDY
R.
DEVERCELLY
CLASS
12-
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SECOND PLACE WINNERS
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Times
June
1985
Page
17
Steve
Kelley,
with
Evan Evans
riding
,
got
stuck
in
the
silt,
but
came
back
strong
to
set fast
Class
8
lap in
the
GMC
,
take
the
le'.3d
on
the
last
lap
and
win
the
race.
Dave
Girdner
and
Roy
Perfect
put
their
home
built
Score
Challenge
car
in
the
lead
on
the
last lap,
and
the
odd
looking
single
seater
won
the
class at
the
Mint
400.
Despite
some
problems
on
course,
Jerry
McDonald
and
Ben
Walker
E_vans led Cla~s 8 in
tt")e
,Qo
dge
all
the
w"il:y
,"iixce
pt
for
the
Terry
and
Rhonda
Walsh. set fast lap in the
$core
Challenge
Metcalf
kept
on
trucking
in
the
Chevy
to
come
in a
strol)g
seco
,:ic;f
,,--;-
final
ten
m-iles:~wt)en
the
engine
went
;
here
he
gets
a fast
tire
. class, led
by
a
bunch
for
three
laps,
but
trouble
dropped
the
in
Class
8.
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,
·-
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'·"'
·
change
on
course. . . _ T
-~ag
'
to
second
at.
the
flag.
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