BFOOODBICB
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#18:
THE
WORLD'S
YOUNGEST
MOTORSPORT-
AND
ONE
OF
THE
MOST
EXCITING.
HOW
OFF-ROAD
RACING
BEGAN.
Off-road
racing
as
we
know
it
in
America
is
the
world's
young-
est
motorsport.
It
dates
from
two
pieces
of
equipment
developed
during
the
World
War
II
period.
One
was
the
U.S;
Army
Jeep,
ancestor
of
today's
4X4
vehicles.
The
other
was
the
German
Kubelwagen,
cousin
of
the
Volkswagen
Beetle
and
ancestor
of
today's
dune
buggies.
The
war-surplus
Jeep
was
first
to
ignite
the
spirit
of
adventure
in
the
late
1940s.
A
few
people
discovered
how
the
Jeep's
four-wheel
drive
system
could
take
them
where
no
vehicle
could
before.
This
was
especially
true
of
the
desert
regions
in
Southern
California.
As
more
people
owned
Jeeps,
it
was
only
natural
that
they
began
to
organize
races
in
these
deserts.
In
a
The
GMC
pickup
ol
Steve
Kelley, 1984 HDRA
Class
10
Short-Course
Champion.
few
short
years
such
races
began
to
spread
geographically,
and
they
evolved
to
include
a
wide
variety
of
both
four-wheel
and
two-wheel
drive
vehicles.
The
dune
buggy
was
born
in
a
strip
of
pink
sand
dunes
that
had
been
best
known
by
moviemakers.
You
have
seen
this
landscape
dozens
of
times
on
film
and
·TV.
It
lies
just
north
of
the
Mexican
border
and
a
few
miles
west
of
the
Arizona
line.
These
dunes
are
unique
because
their
sand
is
so
powdery
they
were
impassable
to
ordinary
vehicles.
So
an
extraordinary
vehicle
developed.
Low-cost
and
dependable
running
ge
.
ar
from
VW
Beetles
popularized
the
resulting
dune
buggy,
which
rapidly
spread
from
Mexican
deserts
to
the
beaches
of
Cape
Cod.
Then
the
Jeep
and
the
dune
buggy
inspired
the
natural
human
passion
to
compete.
THE
GREEN
FLAG
FALLS.
Two
basic
kinds
of
off-road
competition
grew:
SHORT-COURSE
racing.
This
is a
favorite
of
spectators
because
they
can
see
most
of
the
action.
Off-road
obstacles
are
often
man-made,
and
the
courses
may
vary
from
racetrack
infields
to
stadiums.
As
in
most
racing,
competitors
start
all
at
once,
with
winners
determined
by
who
finishes
in
front.
While
many
short-course
races
take
place
in
the
Southwest,
they
are
now
widespread
across
the
U.S.
and
are
organized
by
many
sanctioning
bodies.
DESERT
racing.
Here
vehicles
usually
start
011e
at
a
Route
ol
the 1985
Great
Mojave 250, where
T/A
Radials rode to 5
impressive
class
victories,
as
they
had
done
in
each
previous SCORE/HDRA
race
this y~ar.
time
and
class
winners
are
determined
by
the
shortest
elapsed
time
to
course
completion-which
may
be
longer
than
24
hours,
with
no
time-out
whatever.
There
are
closed-course
desert
races
(where
a
lap
_
oi
some
100
miles
may
be
run
several
times)
and
point-to-point
desert
races.
The
Baja
1000
is
typical
of
both,
being
run
some
years
on
long
last
when
HDRA
and
SCORE
·
agreed
to
run
four
desert
races
each
that
cot.int
for
single
combined
championships.
WHY MANUFACTURERS
LOVE
THE
ABUSE.
Off-road
racing
grew
increasingly
professional
as
vehicle
and
tire
manufacturers
increased
their
participation
in
the
sport.
They
did
so
because
they
saw
the
developmental
and
promotional
benefits
of
their
products
standing
up
to
extreme
beatings.
looping
laps
and
others
from
point
to
point.
BFGoodrich
was
no
1---------------,
exception,
having
entered
. A DUSTY TRAIL
off-road
competition
in
1976.
At
STARTS
TO
CLEAR.
this
time
popular
opinion
held
~-------------'"'1
that
traditional
bias-ply
tire
As
you
would
expect,
early
off-road
races
were
improvised
and
often
confusing
affairs.
This
dusty
trail
of
confusion
led
to
the
need
for
organization
.
So
a
number
of
sactioning
bodies
emerged.
But
even
this
became
,
confusing
because
of
competing
rules,
calendars,
and
championships.
Gradually,
two
major
organizations
took
hold
of
the
situation-SCORE
and
HDRA.
In
1985,
the
dust
settledat
construction
was
the
most
rugged.
Radial
tires
were
thought
too
delicate
for
the
demands
of
the
desert.
When
the
BFGoodrich
Radial
All-Terrain
·
T/4ll™
began
to
roll
on
winning
vehicles,
popular
opinion
began
to
change
And
the
Radial
All-Terrain
T/4ll
tire
changed.
Extensive
off-road
experience
~bowed
BFGoodrich
the
need
for
more
rugged
construction.
The
result
was
the
development
of
a
third
sidewall
ply
for
added
strength;
a
feature
that
continues
to
distinguish
T/4ll®
Radials
from
-
most
other
light
truck
tires
to
this
day.
In
all
forms
of
racing,
BFGoodrich
races
more
to
learn
than
to
win.
The
lessons
we
learned
in
off
"'."road
racing
led
to
the
addition
of
two
more
tires
to-
the
BFGoodricb
line:
The
Radial
Sport
'Huck
T/4ll®
and
the
Radial
Mud-Terrain
T/4ll~
Each
meets
different
needs,
and
each
has
the
vital
third
sidewall
ply.
Since
each
of
these
tires
is
'a
direct
result
of
off-road
racing
experiences,
it
should
come
as
no
surprise
that
T/4ll
Radials
have
come
to
dominate
the
sport-with
four
professional
overall
champions
racing
to
victories
on
them
last
year.
Such
a
record
is
not
going
un-challenged.
The
1985
off-road
racing
season
promises
even
more
excitement
with
more
vehicle
and
tire
manufacturers
participating
than
ever
before.
Perhaps
these
companies
realize
that
while
competition
is
good
business
there
is
nothing
quite
like
the
excitement
of
a
good
off-road
race.
Once
you
have
seen
your
first,
it
is
unlikely
to
be
your
last.
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Winning
is
always a thrill,
and
winning
the
"big
one"
at
the
Montreal
Olympic
Stadium
is
the
biggest thrill,
an
emotion
packed
moment
as
over
62,000
fans give
the
winner
a
standing
ovation
and
a wave
around
the
stadium.
Jeff
Probst,
of
Mokena,
Illinois, was
the
winner
of
the
pound
of
gold
in
Montreal
last
June.
Jeff,
whose
entire
family goes
off
road
racing,
drove
his
Berrien
Laser,
sponsored
by
Armstrong
Tires,
Weld
Wheels,
Bilstein
shocks,
and
Sway-A-Way
to
a
convincing
win,
despite
a
smoking
engine
that
was getting
weaker
by
the
lap.
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to
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and
the
entire
Probst
team.
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"Summer
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plenty
of
cool
drinks"
might
be the
thoughts
being
pondered
by
this
tiny
would-be
racer seen in the tech
line at the Baja
Internacional.
Not
yet three years old,
Harley
Sean
Coffland
already
is wearing his first
driving
suit, has a
firm
grip
on the
cowl
of
his dad
Don's
Class 3 Jeep, and is
calmly
awaiting
his
next
duty.
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probably
won't
be
long
before
Harley
is
riding
the trails
around
Tuba
City, Arizona.
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spanning
a
ditch'
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by
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Bob
Leighton,
who
says it
wasn't
him,
but
his kid
brother
Mike,
who
was
driving
his first race
in Class
9.
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also said it is
not
a Baja shot,
but
taken at the 1977
Mint400
in the
rock
garden
on
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By Mike
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1984
HDRA
Class
1
Points
Champion
ror
many
ott
roaders,
the
hot_
weather
ofJuly
signals
the
_start
ot
preparations
necessary
tor
the
annual
racing
institution
known
as the
Riverside
Off
Road
Championships.
The
1985
date
for
the
annual
happening
is
August
16, 17
and
18
.
Even
as
the
date
comes
closer,
many
racers,
too
many
racers,
know
they
can
take
the
rest
of
the
summer
off.
For
all its
glamour,
for
aU
its prestige,
the
off
ro_ad
races
at
Riverside
are
not
tor
everyone.
Back in
the
beginning,
when
off
road
racing was still in its
infancy,
the
races
at
Riverside
were
held in
the
rolling hills
around
the
raceway
grounds.
Anybody
could
race his
desert
car
and
be
assured
that
they
had
a
reasonable
chance.
These
days
,
however,
things
have
changed
.
Technology
and
advanced
design have
created
a specialty
car, specifically
for
short
course
races.
These
cars
are lighter,
smaller,
and
more
agile
than
their
desert
cousins.
Over
the
years,
more
and
more
of
these
vehicles
showed
up
at
Riverside
in Class
1,
until
they
completely
dominated
the
class.
This
has
al
so
been
the
case in
Class
10,
and
to
some
extent,
in C lass 2
and
Class
1-2-1600
.
While
the
action
has
pleased
many
spectators
and
promoters,
it has
left
many
desert
racers
sidelined
·
as
spectators
themselves
.
A few
adjustments
to
the
race
schedule
could
change
all
that.
Along
with
many
other
racers,
Dave
R
yskamp
and
I
would
like
to
support
an
Endurance
Race
for
Desert
Cars
at
Riverside
.
This
event
could
be
run
on
an
extended
course
on
some
of
the
te
rrain
used in
the
first
Riverside
off
road
events.
The
race
entry
would
be
limited
to
desert
cars
(e.g.) having
raced
in a
desert
event
in
the
previous
twelve
months)
.
The
cars
would
have
to
race
on
DOT
tires
(no
special
two
foot
wide
gumballs),
.
and
cars
would
have
to
comply
with
Score
rules,
such
as
driving
lights,
horn,
first aid kits, etc.
The
race
would
be a real
endurance
run,
lasting
approxi
-
mately
four
or
five
hours
.
The
race
would
begin late in
the
afternoon
after
the
short
course
program,
and
extend
into
the
evening
darkness.
All classes
would
race
at
the
same
time,
having
started
en
masse,
but
one
class
at
a time.
For
excitement,
they
might
even
try
a Le
Mans
type
start!
The
race
would
have
all
the
excitement
of
the
classic
endurance
races:
pit
stops,
refueling,
strategy,
driver
changes,
the
works.
Placing
working
pits
for
over
100
cars
would
present
a
Page6
problem.
This
could
be
solved
by
having walk-in pits only. All
equipment
would
have
to
be
carried
in:
fuel,
lights,
generators,
tools,
etc
.
No
vehicles
or
motorhomes
would
be
allowed
in
the
area,
not
even
to
deliver
equipment.
This
program
would
greatly
reduce
the
space
needed
for
pits
.
This
Endurance
Race is a
viable
concept
at
Riverside
.
It
would
get
the
desert
racers
to
the
starting
line. I
am
certain
that
the
spectators
woul_d
appreciate
the
interesting
new
tormat.
There
are
a few
problems
to
be
worked
out,
but
I
am
certain
they can be
overcome.
It is
time
we
got
the
desert
racers
out
of
the
stands
and
down
on
the
track
where
they belong!
The concept
of
a
shore
course
cnduro
for
desert
cars
is
a dandy,
M
ikc.
.
We
certainly appreciate
being able
co
share
~he
idea «'ith
our
readers.
This
sort
of enduro
race
«'as
common
at
the
Memorial Day r
oo
a
[cu
·
years
hack,
u•ich
a nearly
three
mile track at Lake
Gmem
Raceway
in
W iscomin. There the
pies
were
separated
by
fencing
from
the
speccawr
areas
,_
and
they
«·
ere
a
good I
oo
f
cet
from
the
race
track
/mi/Jcr.
Ac Rin:rside, a pit
area
could
he
sec
up along
che
rcnm·
from
Turn 6 w
Tum
7 011
chc
road
course,
se/Jarated
from
chc
crack
by
a hay hale
scyle
fmcing. The
cars
«'Ciuld
all enter
the
pies
at a
git'L11
point, find their pit
ere«
· along the
row,
get
fixc:J,
and
chm all «
'o
uld
cxic
ar
the end
of
the
/Jit
area, much
che
same
as
cars
do
in
circle track
or
road
racing.
DUSTY
TIMES
agrees
chat
the
concL·pt
of
getting
the
desert
cars
in
front
of
an audience seared
comforcahly
in
a grandst~nd
rs
a
fine idea.
le
would
he
helpful w
the
·
drit'l7S
seeking sponsorship, and
also helpful w the audience,
who
otheru'ise «'ould
net
'e
r get w
see
a
gmuine
desert
car,
the
latest and
the
longest, fly through
che
air
•U'ith
the
greatest
of
ease
and
carry
on des/me
occasional mechanical problems
or
f/attires.
If
Score
«'ill go along
with
the
idea
of
an Endurance Race
for
Doerr
Cars, expect w
see
a ton
of
Class r o
racers
in
che
ranks.
Remember,
there
«'ere 62 Class
ros
char
scarcc:J
the
Mi11t
400,
a husky
field all
by
themselt'es!
Volunteers
are
im'
ited
to climb on
their "Soap
&x"
and fill this space
with their
choughts
about what
is
good
and what
is
not
so
good
about
the state
of
off
road
racing.
We
it'()l,dd
udcomc
some discussion on
the state
of
the Pro Rally
Series
as
well. Call
orwriteDUSTYTIMES
«'ith
your
ideas
for
a Soap
Box
column, and get
on
the
schedu
le.
Side Tracks •••
By
Judy
Smith
with a
solution,
but
we'd
sure
like to, because we've
had
a few
near misses ourselves
over
the
years,
and
hate
to
think
our
time
is coming.
Maybe
there
need
to
There's
been
fl
lot
of
talk this
year
about
the
seemingly quick-
times at
the
Baja
Internacional
(
the
500
),
and
the
possibility
of
it
hflving
set
a new
record
.
Well,
we
did
a little research which
confirmed
what
we
already
knew
- it's nearly
impossible
to
talk
"record"
at
the
500,
because
the
course
changes
so
from
year
to
year.
For
starters
- this year
many
areas
of
the
course
had
been
newly graded. Sal Fish
told
us
that
it
had
been
bladed
in
from
the
highway crossing, neflr
Ojos
Negros,
to
T res
Hermanos
and
back
out
to
the
next
highway
crossing.
It
had
fllso
been
smoothed
over
coming
from
El
Rayo
out
to
Ojos
Negros,
and_
going
up
to
Mike's
.
Mike
hi~selt
had
even
touched
up
some
ot
the
nasty
road
going
outward
from
his
Rancho.
Down
in
the
southern
end,
the
road
from
Sfln
Felipe
Zoo
all
the
way
to
the
Oiablo
Dry
Lake had been
graded~ Sal sflid
he
thought
it was
like driving
at
Bonneville.
On
the
other
side
of
the coin,
Sal said
the
"back
side"
of
the
Summit
was
the
worst
it
has ever
been,
and
the
McMillin
brothers
tell us
that
it was
the
"toughest"
ever,
because
it
wfls
so
soft.
As
for the actual
route
that
the
racers travel, it was
pretty
close
to
'83,
except
that
at
the
beginning it
went
out
through
El
Rayo,
rather
than
taking
the
Tres
Hermanos
route
. It
came
back
the
same
way,
through
El
Rayo.
The
total mileage was listed as
427,
and
Mike
Julson
and
Tom
Ebberts
won
th
flt
yeflr, in
8:57:31.21.
This
year
the
course
is
supposed
to
have been
447
miles long,
and
Bud
Feldkamp
and
Ron
Gardner
won
in a
time
of9:09.05
.7. In
1984,
of
course,
there
was
no
Mexican race in
June, it having
been
moved
to
Barstow.
Going
a little
further
back
into
the
archives, we
found
a close
version
of
this year's race in
1976
.
That
year,
when
the
course
got
to
El
Chinero,
it
turned
south
on
the
pavement,
and
the
racers
were
supposed
to
motor
sedately
down
the
highway
at
a legal
55
miles
per
hour.
The
rest
of
the
course
was really close
to
that
of
this year's,
except
that
it
went
out
through
Ojos
Negros
and
El
Rayo,
and
came
back
through
Rodeo
and
Tres
Hermanos.
The
one
big
difference
is
that
the
finish line was
at
the
Pepsi
Stand
(or
somewhere
nearby
-
we're
not
sure,
not
having
made
it
to
.
that
point),
and
thus
cuts
off
the
return
trip
through
the
wash
and
the
sewer.
The
total mileage for
1976
was
supposed
to
be
430,
which is 17 miles
shy
of
this
year's,
and
it
was
won
by
Ivan
Stewart
and
Bob
Ferro
in
the
time
of9:12.27.
But
the
closest race
of
all,
so
far as
our
archives go, was
the
1978
Bajfl
500
.
This
one
ran
outbound
through
El
Rayo
and
came
home
through
the
Tres
Hermanos
route.
It
did
turn
to
the west side
of
the
highway
earlier,
running
through
the
hills
behind
Heroes
de
Independenoa
to
El
Alamo
and
then
on,
but
that
July
1985
be
"roving
officials"
who
could
wasn't
a
major
difference.
The
be anywhere
at
any
ti_me,
and
total mileage
of
this
one
was
whose
word
would
be tinal.
listed as
430,
so
it's
the
closest in
We
like the way
it
works
at
the
total length.
And
it was very like
AMSA
races
at
California
City,
this year's race in
one
other
way
where
the
landowners
insist
that
- it was
the
hot
one! Ori vers
and
AMSA
has an airplane
over
the
vehicles alike
suffered
the
same
course
at
all times.
That
airplane
ills as this year,
although
in can
spot
the
backwards
running
discussing the
weather
of
the
two
vehicles with
no
trouble
at all,
races
with
other
folks
who
were and, as
happened
at
the
recent 12
there
both
times, we've
come
to
Hour
race,
the
culprit
can be
the
conclusion
that
'85
was
not
penalized.
Of
course,
once
it's
quite
so
miserable as
'78.
dark,
the
plane is grounde~.
One
final similarity between
Maybe
a
portion
ot
the
the
'78
race
and
the
'85
race -
professional
photographers
the
winners
then
were Bud ringing
the
course
could_ be
Feldkamp
and
Malcolm
Smith,
deputized
to
snap
photos
ot
the
in a single seat buggy.
Their
time
culprits
in
the act.
Over
the
years
was
10.31.18,
an
hour
and
22
these
photogs
have
spotted
m~ny
minutes
slower
than
this year's an infraction,
and
are
otren
time. It may
not
have been a
frustrated
by the fact
that
their
record
this year,
but
at
least
word
goes for naught, because
Feldkamp
can
call it his
"Personal
they
aren't
"official".
Maybe
the
Best".
promoters
should
recognize
Incidentally,
this
was
Feld-
some
of
them
as the responsible,
kamp's
third
Class 1 win at
the
interested
people
they are,
and
Baja
500,
and
in
1979
he
won
m use
their
information
in
some
the
same
car
he
was driving this way
to
help
curtail t~e chase
traffic
on
~
the
course.
It we
had
year.
Id
, h
On
another
note,
we are
our
druthers,
we
wou
n t ave
pleased
to
hear
the
promoters
chase traffic
running
the
same
taking a
tougher
stand
against way as the race
on
the
course,
not
safety infractions
this
year.
At
to
mention
backwards
.
We
have
the
drivers'
meeting, Sal Fish
no
objection
to
a chase vehicle
declared
that
any
pit
vehicle seen
poking
along
through
the
bushes
going
backwards
on
the
course
alongside
the
trail,
so
long as they
by a
Score
official
woul~
cause its
stop
making
dust
when we
come
race car
to
be disqualitied.
This
along,
and
so
long as
they
turn
may have
had
an effect
on
some
out
their
lights
if
they're
coming
chase crews,
and
if
it
did
we're
at
us
at
night.
But
chase vehicles
pleased.
However,
it seems
to
us
on
the
course
are a
serious
hazard
that
it
would
be
more
likely
to
no
matter
which way
they're
have
the effect
that
the
chase headed.
crews
would
find
other
routes
.
While
w
e'
re
still
down
in
They
were
still
out
there
. Mexico,
we'd
like
to
tell
those
of
Feldkamp,
in
the
lead car,
you
who
stayed
home
because
of
reported
four
near
head-o_ns with fear
of
some
kind
of
unpleasant
-
pit
crews
on
his way in
trom
El
ness,
that
we
encountered
no
Rayo
.
We
talked
to
one
racer
unpleasantness
at
all.
We
who'd
had
his
pit
crew
come
in
to
understand
that
there
was
some
get him,
and
to
do
so
they
had
to
kind
of
incident
at
the
border
run
backwards
up
the
course,
crossing
into
Mexico
on
Friday
and
we talked
to
another
who
morning,
but
by Friday evening
saw a
friend's
pit
crew heading all was
normal
and
we
crossed
backwards
to
rescue
their
driver
with
no
trouble
.
And
on
Sunday,
and
car
.
None
of
those
in
the
late
afternoon,
when
we
infractions
were
seen by officials
came
back
through
the
border
apparently,
because we
heard
of
crossing, we were amazed
to
get
no
disqualifications.
Maybe
we
through
in
10
minutes
.
It
must
need
to
mount
cameras
on
have been
rough
on
the
Mexican
selected race cars,
and
have
the
business
community,
but
the
drivers,
or
passengers
snap
a
rumors
of
problems
seem
to
have
quick
photo
when
they see a
kept
folks
away
by
the
chase vehicle
on
the race
course.
thousands,
and
it certainly
made
We
are unflhle
to
come
ue
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coming
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Dusty
Times
·
Trail
Notes
•••
SCORE
INTERNATIONAL
has
som
e neat
plan
s for
the
August
runn
ing
of
the
annual
Riverside
short
course
bash.
The
course
is longer this year,
and
the idea is
to
encourage
more
entry
in the desert classes.
The
full range
of
Score classes is in
the
schedule
this
round.
Score
has gone
back
to
the
three
days
on
the
track
format
as well, offering a full day
of
practice
and
tinkering
on
Friday,
August
16 for the early
birds
.
The
early
birds
will
be
able
to
parad
e ,
through
Conting
ency Row and tech inspection
on
Thursday,
August
15, in
the
afternoon
,
and
have
the entire Friday
to
get
the
race car
in
top
shape. Both
Saturday
and
Sunday
will feature
short
practice sessions early in the
morning
and a full race schedule each day.
The
Challenge race this year will
be
for Class
10 cars,
and
of
course
the Heavy Metal
and
Mini Metal Challenges will feature
trucks big
and
small
of
all drive train configurations
SCORE
CANADA
has
added
a new race
to
their
1985 schedule.
The
location
is
Petersborough,
Ontario
,
northeast
of
Toronto,
and
the
dates are
July
27
ari.d
28. All Score
Canada
classes will
compete
in
the
two
day race
at
Westgate
Speedway, including 1-2-1600, 10,
1,
7
and
4. Score
Canada
President
George
Dodd
has
posted
a guaranteed
purse
of
$3000.00
for
the
new event,
and
it
will be
the
first
off
road
race
at
the Westgate Speedway.
As
-
an
added
attraction
Spike's
All
American
monster
truck
will
be
on
the
scene.
Check
the
Happenings
section
for
the
full Score
Canada
schedule this season.
THE
MEMORIAL DAY.
100
,vas
quite
a success this year, despite a real
stadium
race 'type
format
, new
to
tl;iis
event.
Get
the
full
story
in
the
coverage
in this issue.
There
are a few
former
features
of
the
event
that
most
people
sorely missed, items like
the
Showdown
races.
However
the
participation
in
the
winner
take
all
Showdowns
has
been
poor
in
recent
years. Still,
the
end
of
the
Sunday
program
Championship
races,
one
for
unlimited
cars,
one
for
limited cars,
and
one
for
trucks,
was
truly
missed by a
majority
of
the
entry,
especially since they were
no
entry
fee heats
that
paid a purse.
Familiar were
the
ever faithful
Mud
Turtles
Club
of
Joliet, Illinois,
who
again
did
yeoman
service as
the
flag team,
communications
team,
and
general
pull
the
broken
cars
off
the
track
team.
This
year
two
Mud
Turtles
not
only
stood
in
the
hot
sun
all day as
course
marshalls,
but
they also
took
time
out
to
race.
Gary
Heiden
came
in
second
in
Class
3X
in
his trail ride
equipped
Bronco. Rick
Grove
unveiled his latest creation, a Chevy
powered
4 x 4 with a
CJ
5
body
parked
on
a early-Blazer chassis,
and
he
did
very well also.
THE
FLORIDA OFF
ROAD
DRIVERS' ASSOCIATION held
their
annual
convention,
election
of
officers,
and
their
first race
of
the new season
last May in
Cocoa,
Florida. A
former
president,
who
retired
after
the
'83
season,
Warren
Bicker was
nominated
for President
in
1985,
and
was quickly
elected.
Tom
Williams
is
the
new
Secretary,
and
Janet
Bicker was.
returned
to
the
Treasurer's
post
. A new bylaw was passed
that
requires
one
Vice-
President
for
each official race class. So. J.R.
Taylor
is
the
Class D VP, Bob
Bohres was
chosen
for Class 1-2-1600,
and
Bob Haire is
the
Class 1 VP.
The
awards
for
the
1984
points
series
champions
were
made
at
the
convention.
Scott
Gundeck
bested
J.R.
Taylor
by
12
points
for
not
only
the
Class D title
and
cash,
but
overall
points,
and
Scott
is
the
new Florida
State
Champion.
Mike
Hester
took
the Class 1
championship
from
Jimmie
Crowder,
and
Mark
Bicker was
the
B
Sedan
points
winner
. Ken
Burkert
won
the
1-2-1600
honors
by
just
ten
points
over
Buddy Taylor.
With
the
convention
over
on
Saturday,
FORDA's
fir.st race
of
the
new
points
series was
at
Sharpes
on
May 12.
When
the
three
heat
races
per
class
were
concluded,
Marty
Pounds
won
for
the
day
on
points
over
Jerry Allen
and
Scott
Gundeck
in
Class D. Bruc'e Bennett
took
the
1-2-1600
honors
over
Joe
Cunningham
and
Ken Burkert. But, Ken
Burkert
won
the
top
points
in
Class 1
over
Scott
Haire
and
Danny
Hahn.
THE
SECOND
ANNUAL
SUPERSTITION
250
is
happ~ning
on
August
10
in
the
Anza-Borrego desert, near El
Centro,
CA.
The
inaugural
race for cars last year was well organized
by
Otis
Fudpucker
,
and
everyone
who
went
to
the
bash
had
a real
go'Od
time, especially the overall winners
Norm
and
Steve
Schmidt
in their Class 5.
Fud
is looking for
more
entry
in
the
1985 night race,
and
if
the
moonlight
on
the
desert is
your
baliwick in August,
get
the
full details
by
calling Jeff
Wright
during
the
day, (619) 561-4810,
or
Fud
after working
hours
at
(619)
427-5759.
GOODYEAR'S HI MILER
points
leader after
the
Baja
Internacional
is
Jerry
McDonald,
by
a
husky
margin.
The
Hi
Miler
points
are
compiled
on
Goodyear
shod
competitors
at
all
Goodyear
supported
off
road
events.
The
year
end
points
champ
is in line for some good
sponsorship
the following
season.
Anyone
that
would
like
more
info'
on
the
entire
off
road
.
program,
including the Race
Support
Team
from
Goodyear,
contact
Gary
Wicke
at
Fairway
Ford
(7H)
524-1200.
This
Support
Team
has
a
keen
radio
network
at
desert
events,
mastermined
-
by
the
"Weatherman"
himself,
Bob
·
Steinb~rger.
SCORE
INTERNATIONAL
has a new
Director
of
Spetial
Promotions
in
Dr.
Checker
himself, Steve Kassanyi.
One
of
Steve's first
duties
is
to
organize
a race
within
a race
during
the
Baja 1000,
The
event
is
sort
of
a rally for trail
riders,
who
will follow
the
race cars
out
of
the
Mexicali
start,
run
some
of
the
course
and
cover
much
of
the
distance
on
the
pavement.
No
details are
available right now,
but
it
sounds
like
afon
run
for
those
without
the
bucks
or
equipment
to
contest
the actual race
course
on
the
two
day event.
THE
YOKOHAMA
TIRE FOLKS,
swamped
by
the
variety
of
motor
racing they
support,
have
a new
team
that
will
help
handle
Contingency
Row
at
the
desert
races, in fact they were
oi;i
stream
at
the Baja Internacional.
C.O.R.E.
Pit
Team
Honchos
Jim Branstetter
and
Dave
Clark
are new
Yokohama
associate tire dealers,
and
they
will
be
hauling
the
goods
to
Contingency
Row
at
races big
and
small
around
the
west.
The
fellows have
formed
a
company
called All
Terrain
Enterprises,
and
they will have
some
other
products
on
hand
to
help racers
at
the
desert events as well.
THE
SNORE
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is corning
up
on
July 27,
and
this is
the
first
major
pro
event
from
the
Las Vegas
club
this year.
With
hefty
(TRAIL NOTES continued
011
page
ro)
Dusty
Times
World's Toughest Driving Machines
to
Challenge
Toyota Olympus Pro Rally
For
four
days
in
early
July,
the
normally
quiet
back
roads
ar_ound
Tumwater,
Washington,
\vill
turn
into
a
rollercoaster
of
careening
racing
machines
as
.
some
·
of
the
world's
top
rally
'drivers
compete
'
in
the
Toyota
Olympus
Pro
Rally,
July
4-7.
Toyota
this
year
becomes
the
first
official
sponsor
of
the
20-
year-old
endurance
event
that
is
sanctioned
by
the
Sports
·
Car
Club
of
America
(SCCA).
With
two
Toyota
MR2s
and
a
4X4
truck
pacin'.g
the
rally,
this
year's
race
is
being
run
as
a
prototype
World
Championship
Event.
In
1986,
the
Tumwater
·
rally
is
likely
to
join
such
sites
as
Kenya
,
Monte
Carlo,
New
Zealand,
Italy
and
Greece
as
a
location
fo
r.
the
internationally
sanctioned,
FIA
World
Champ-
ionship
Rally
Series.
It
would
become
the
first
American
rally
to
be
given
World
Class
status
·
since
1972.
Only
one
rally
per
country
can
be
sanctioned
for
the
World
Rally
Championship
-.
"It
would
be
a
major
break-
through
for
the
Toyota
Olympus
Pro
Rally
to
receive
World
Class
status,"
said
Les
Unger,
motor-
sports
manager
for
Toyota
Motor
Sales
U .S .A . ,
Inc.
"Rallying
is a
major
sport
in
Europe,
but
is
just
beginning
to
catch
on
in
the
United
States."
"Rallies
provide
an
ultimate
test
for
drivers
and
machinery
over
rugged
roads,
which
the
drivers,
for
the
most
part,
have
never
seen
before,"
Unger
.explained
. .
As
many
as
20
factory
teams
from
the
U.S.
and
overseas
are
expected
to
compete
in
the
rally.
The
course
will
include
the
downtown
streets
of
Olympia,
Tumwater,
Shelton,
Aberdeen,
-
Tenino
and
Tacoma
.
The
finish
line
is
at
the
Washington
State
Capitol
building
in
Olympia
.
Factory
teams
from
Audi,
Lancia,
Peugeot
and
Mazda
are
among
those
expected
to
compete
along
with
Toyota
"Group
A"
Corolla
GT-S
entries
.
THE
ORIGINAL
GAS PRESSURE
SHOCK
ABSORBER
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."
July
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.
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1985
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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
BAJA
IN
WISCONSIN
OFF
ROAD
SERIES
Kevin Dawson
Rt
. 3, Box 895
Lake Geneva,
WI
53147
(
414)
248-8566
July 13
Lake Geneva Raceway
August
10
Lake Geneva Raceway
August
24
Lake Geneva Raceway
BANZAI
OFF
ROAD
CENTER
Bryan Christensen
2729
No.
62nd
Omaha, NE
68104
( all et>ents
at
Rit>erfront
Motorsports
Park)
July
21
Sportsman - _Odysseys
--
3 Wheelers
August
18
-
Sportsman - Odysseys - 3 Wheelers
American
Motor
Sports Association
P,O, Box 54 73
September 8
Sportsman - Odysseys - 3 Wheelers
Fresno,
CA
93755
(209)
439-2114
August
31-
September 1
24
Hour
World
Championship Desert
Endurance Race
California City, CA
October
26
California
500
Palm Springs, CA
October 6
Flanders Day -
Sportsman Season Finale
BERRIEN
AUTO
CROSS SERIES
Coordinator - Gil Parker
7406
S. 12th St.
Kalamazoo, MI
49009
(616)
375-1233
July
6-7
AMERICAN
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
John Ohanesian
Sugar
Camp
Challenge
Sugar Camp,
WI
July 12
Santa
Fe
Speedway
Chicago,
IL
P,O. Box
31811
Phoenix, AZ
85046
(602)
867-4769
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July
20-21
U.P.
Off
Road 100
Bark River,
MI
CASH
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July
27
Macon County Fair
Decatur, IL
August
4
Parragon Raceway
Parragon, IN
August
17
Red Bud Trail
Buchanan,
MI
August
24
Motorsports Challenge
Casey, IL
August
31-September
1
Brush Run 101
Crandon,
WI
September
21-22
Dixie Autocross
Birch Run, MI
COBRA
RACING
P.O.
Box
19407
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405)
232-4231
- (405) 685-
3450
(All
off
road races will be held llt the
59th & Douglas track, Oklahoma
City.)
FORDA
Florida
Off
Roaders
Ori vers' Association
·
5349
Hansel Ave., C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
-
(305)
851-6245
July 7
Cracker 150
Crowder Pits
Tallahassee, FL
.
August
11-
Hollywood Speedway
Hollywood, FL
September 1
T alahassee
150.
Crowder Pits
Tallahassee, FL
October 13
Holi'ywood Speedway
Hollywood, FL
November
3
Brevard Co.
Off
Road Park
Sharpes, FL
December
1
Brevard Co.
Off
Road Park
Sharpes, FL
July
1985
January
5,
1986
Florida State
Fairgrounds Speedway
Tampa,
FL
February
2,
1986
Citrus Co. Speedway
Inverness,
FL
March
21-23,
1986
Florida
400
Crowder Pitts
Tallahassee,
EL
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
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
CORRA
(303)
669-4460
DORRA
(303) 429-1949
RMORRA (-303)
597-8239
WKR
(913) 332-3402
July
14
CORRA/DORRA
Berthoud,
CO
·
August
4
CORRA/.DORRA
·Berthoud,
CO
August
25
CORRA/DORRA
Berthoud,
CO
September 8
CORRA/DORRA
Berthoud,
CO
September
22
.
RMORRA
Colorado Springs,
CO
October
5-6
WKR
-Championship Race
St. Francis,
KS
HDRA
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
3-4
Hodag 50
Rhinelander,
WI
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O. Box
36
Cleves,
Ohio
45002
(All et>ents staged
at
the
club
grounds
in
Clei-es,
Ohio)
July 14
Kiss Point Series Drags
August
23-26
Gravelrama XV
October 6
Kiss
Point Series Drags
MAJOR
AUTOMOTIVE
ATTRACTION
P.O. Box 3741
Orange,
CA
92665
(714) 997-2247
August
25
Perris Raceway
Perris, CA
September
22
Perris Raceway
Perris, CA
October
20
Perris Raceway
Perris, CA
MANUFACTURERS'
CUP
SERIES
Angus Motorsports
Number
One
Main St,
Las Vegas, _NV 89101
(702) 386-2110
September 7-8
Sierra Nevada
_Rally
Sonora, CA
December
21-22
United States Rally
Las Vegas, NV
MICKEY
THOMPSON'S
OFF
ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
Mickey Thompson
Entertainment
Group
53
Woodlyn Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818) 359-5117
Julv.
20
L.A. Coliseum
Los Angeles,
CA
September 14
Orange Show Fairgrounds
San Bernardino, CA
MORE
Midwest
Off
Road
Racing Enthusiasts
P.O.
Box
181021
Fort
Worth,
TX 76118
(817) 577-1102
July
5-6
Cowtown Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
August
2-3
Cowtown Speedway
Fort Worth, TX
Dusty
Times
September
6-
7
Cowtown Speedway
Fort
Worth
, TX
October
4-5
Cowtown Speedway
Fort
Worth,
TX
ORSA
1920
Crown
Ave.
West Sacramento,
CA
95691 ·
(916)
372-4257
July
20-21
July Sizzler Sand
Drags
Off
Road
Marysville River Front Park
Marysville,
CA
August
17-18
Twilight Invitational Race
Marysville River Front Park
Marysville,
CA
September
28-29
(Rain Date October
26-27)
ORSA
Championship Race
Marysville River
Front
Park
Marusville,
CA
October 5°6
ORSA
/ NSCA National
Championship Points Race
Marsyville River Front Park
Marysville,
CA
PRO
CAN
AM
SERIES
Pro Can Am Racing Inc.
P.O. Box
323
Seahurst, Washington
98062
(206)
242-1773
(503)
620-0313
August
16-18
Location
to
be announced
September
27-29
Millican Valley
400
Bend,
OR
SCCA
PRO
RALLY SERIES
Sports Car Club
of
America
6750
Emporia
St
.
Englewood,
CO
80112
(
303)
779-6625
July
4-7
Olympus International
Pro Rally
Tumwater,
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
Carson City, NV
SCIDA
Vince Tjelmeland
5226
Norris Lane
Yorba Linda,
CA
92686
(
714)
779-6889
July 7
Ascot Speedway
Gardena,
CA
July
21
Ascot Speedway
Gardena,
CA
Dusty Times
October
19
Ascot Speedway
Gardena,
CA
SCORE
Score International
31356
Via Colinas, Suite 111
Westlake Village,
CA
91362
(818)
889-9216
August
16-18
Off
Road
World
Championship
Riverside International Raceway
Riverside,
CA
November
8-9
Baja
1000
Ensenada, B.C
.,
Mexico
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du
Lac
Ler
y,
Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Canada
(
514)
6~2-61 71
July
27-28
Peterborough,
Or;i.tario
September
7-8
Thetford Mines, Quebec
1
September
28-29
Middletown, New York
SILVER
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 7380
Las Vegas, NV
89125
(702) 459-031 7
August
17
Nevada
300
Pioche, NV
November
16
Silver Dust
400
Henderson, NV
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 4394
Las Vegas, NV 89!-06
(702) 452-4522
July
27-28
Holiday Casino & KC
Hilites Midnight Special
Las
Vegas, NV
September
27-29
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
July
6-7
Sugar
Camp
Off
Road Challenge
Sugar Camp,
WI
July
20-2
1
1
U.P.
Off
Road 100
Bark River, MI
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89124
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361-5404
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1985
HORA SERIES
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August
3-4
Hodag 50
Rhinelander,
WI
August
31-September
1
Brush Run 101
Crandon,
WI
September
21-22
Colorama 100
Sugar Camp,
WI
·
TRIPLE
CROWN
POINTS
SERIES
Brush Run 101
P.O.
Box
101
Crandon,
WI
54520
(715)
478-2430
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
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
Park
Sacramento, CA
WESTERN OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
19125 -
87A
Ave.
Surrey, British Columbia,
V3S 5X7, Canada
(604)
576
-62
56
July 13
l..abatt's Supercross
Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton, Alberta
July 21
Mt. Cheam Raceways.
Rosedale, B.C.
August
22
l..abatt's Supercross
Stampede Park
Calgary, Alberta
August
25
Mt. Cheam Raceways
Rosedale, B.C.
September 15
Mt. Cheam Raceways
Rosedale, B.C.
October 13
Mr.· Cheam Raceways
Rosedale, B.C.
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6·50
CLUB
REPORT
Three Class Winners in Baja
There
were
13
known
6-50
Club
racers
among
the
157
starters
in
cars
at
the
Score
Baja
Internacional
last
month.
Six
of
them
finished
the
long
,
beastly
hot
run
back
and
forth
across
the
peninsula
.
This
is a
better
finishing
average
than
the
entire
car
entry
by
several
points.
The
contest
among
the
6-50
points
leaders
got
much
tighter
after
the
results
were
toted
from
this
middle
event
in
the
nine
race
By
Jean
Calvin
Javier
Tiznado
did
the
number
on
The
6-50
C
lub
drivers
did
a ·
the
14
car
field again
in
June,
and
fantastic
job
in Baja.
With
just
13
won
by
a
considerable
margin
in
starting
the
race,
they
scored
the
same
truck.
three
class
wins,
a
second
and
Three
6-50
drivers
started
in
two
thirds.
Experience
sure
Class
2,
with
mixed
results.
counted
this
year
in
Baja,
Holding
up
the
honor
of
the
especially
when
the
weather
was
corps,
Corky
McMillin,
with
son
truly
awful,
both
extra
hot
and
_
Scott
co-driving,
came
back
from
extra
duS
t
Y ·
early
troubles
to
take
a
solid
The
points
race
is
about
as
second
in
Class
2,
only
three
close
as it
can
get
with
five
of
the
minutes
out
of
the
victory.
nine
events
for
1985
in
the
However,
neither Jim
Temple
or
record
books.
Henry
Arras
still
points
series.
Len
Newman
reached
the
half
leads
with
208,
but
Corky
Doing
the
very
best
of
all
the
way
point
in
the
race.
Class
1
had
McMillin
has
closed
the
gap
and
"viejos"
was
Jack
Irvine
.
With
two
starters
from
the
group,
and
is
now
merely
three
points
co-driver
Kit
Trenholm,
Jr.
,
the
again,
neither
Gregg
Symnds
nor
behind
.
With
169
points,
Vern
Parker
winning
pair,
who
haven't
Bob
Renz
got
half
way
through
Roberts
is
holding
third,
just
six
had
tnuch
luck
since
then,
put
the
fray
before
retiring.
points
ahead
of
Jim
Temple,
and
together
a
nearly
wire
to
wire
Jack
Irvine
-is
only
another
eight
victory
in
Class
10.
They
went
so
Gene
Hightower
got
the
points
down
the
list.
fast
over
the
44
7
miles
that
they
victory
in
Class
3,
with
Kirby
Rounding
out
the
top
ten,
placed
a
fantastic
second
overall,
Hightower
co-driving
the
Jeep
CJ
Frank
Snook
is
sixth
with
123
earning
kudos
from
everybody
7.
Although
the
Hightowers
were
points
and
Gene
Hightower
has
on
hand
. well
out
of
the
time
limit
when
114.
Andy
Devercelly
is
holding
One
of
the
older
guys
in
the
6-
th
ey
crossed
the
line
in
109
points,
followed
by
Stan
50
Cl
ub,
Mike
Leon,
who
lists
Ensenada,
they
were
scored
Parnell
at
95
and
Dave
Girdner
at
his
age as
65,
did
the
impossible.
through
Check
8
and
earned
the
85.
At
this
point
in
the
season
it
He
scored
a
repeat
victory
in
victory.
In
Class
4
Vern
Roberts
is
too
early
~o
figure
which
events
Class
7S,
following
his
'
and
Bill
Donahoe
had
plenty
of
will
be
discarded
by
the
l
eaders.
impressive
debut
last
November
problems,
but
they
herded
-
the
Remember,
only
the
best
six
in
the
class,
which
he
won
in
the
Jeep
Honcho
around
to
a
very
-
events
for
each
driver
out
of
the
Isuzu
Pu'p.
Mike
and
co-driver
respectable
third
place
finish.
nine
on
the
schedule
count
for
ISS
THLJE'MIGHM
TMPI..ACEE•Ra
CAJTONI
.
MCAiEl
.
In
the
restricted
engine
classes,
the
year
end
totar
points,
so
both
·
William
and
Steve
Taylor
Jid
a
no
starts
and
DNF's,
which
great
job
in
the
biggest class
in
the
count
five
points,
can
become
a
~
~
race,
taking
a
very
strong
third
factor
in
December.
~
. F
LJ
N ! g
place
in
the
5-1600
contest.
But
,
Still
to
come
are
the
Fireworks
~
2
/
~
neither
Henry
Arras
or
Thomas
250,
the
Frontier
500,
the
Baja
~
SUPERSTITION
~
Ro
gers
finished,
Rogers
going
1000
and
the
Frontier
250,
so
z !
out
before
Nuevo,
and
Arras
the
points
battle
is still a
wide
I
250
.5
vanishing
from
the
scene
in
the
open
contest.
For
more
t:l
~
hot
desert.
Our
lone
starter
in
1-
information
on
the
6-50
Club,
!
11
'--'
2-1600,
David
Christian,
with
open
at
no
cost
to
any
driver
of
!
Richard
Yerger
co-driving,
had
.
record
in a
four
wheel
class
in
the
SATURDAY
NIGHT
.
plenty
of
trouble,
but
they
kept
desert,
cont!lctJean
Calvin,
5331
~
AUGUST
10,
1985
"'
moving
to
finish
ninth
in
the
Derry
Ave.,
Suite
0,
Agoura,
+
t!l
~
class
where
ten
of
the
17
starters
CA
91301.
If
you
turned
50
~
IN
F0
·:
~
finished,
with
only
a
four
hour
recently,
let
us
know
so
you
will
as
::i;
spread
among
all
ten.
get
credit
for
the
coming
races.
~
DAYS:
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WRIGHT
i
~
(619)
561-4810
~
ATTENTION
DESERT
RACERS
i
EVENINGS:
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!
DUSTY
TIMES
has
contingency money
posted
at
all Score
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10
July
1985
more.~.TRAIL
NOTES
sponsorship and. substantial extra purse money from the Holiday Inn Casino,
Center Strip, the Midnight Special will have a handsome purse for the night
racers this year, and it
is
augmented by the year long sponsorship
of
Yokohama Tires and on-going sponsorship from KC Hi lites. The race activity
is
all
on
the Saturday, with tech and contingency inspection during the day in
the front parking lot
of
the Holiday Inn.
When
evening comes the drivers will
face an all new course, a real challenge to their night vision. The new race site
is
somewhere near Searchlight, Nevada, and with fresh terrain, the Midnight
Special should provide a real challenge to local racers and outlanders alike.
CANADIAN
CAPERS. The Shuswap 400, formerly the Kamloops
400
is
happening
in
beautiful British Columbia on July 27-28.
It
is
a 400 kilometer
race through the woods for the Pros, and
200
kilometers
of
racing for the
Sportsman classes. Most four wheel off road classes are scheduled for the
event and it sounds like a dandy. Get further information from the Shuswap
Off
Road Racing Association, Comp. 4, Site 9, RR #1, Chase, British
Columbia, Canada VOE
!MO
or
call Bob Nyeste at (604) 374-7175.
Also coming up in western Canada are the pair
of
BFGoodrich
sponsored stadium races sancti0ned by W .O.R.R.A.
On
July 13 the action
is
open
to
Classes 1 and 10
in
the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton,
Alberta, and .the same classes will run
on
August 22 at Stampede Park in
Calgary, Alberta. Get all the details
ori
these two events from
W.O.R.R.A
.,
19125
87A
Ave., Surrey, B.C., Canada V3S 5X7
or
call (604) 576-6256.
INTREPID
JOE
STEPHAN,
DUSTY
TIMES
northern
California
correspondent, got a rude awakening last month. A fire in his duplex, started
by a wiring fault in the unit next door, consumed a great volume
of
his
memorabilia collected over the years from all forms
of
motor racing. Gone
forever
was
his collection
of
over 10,000 car magazines and race programs,
plus an extensive model car collection that Joe built himself over the years.
Fortunately his photo' files were stored in another location. Joe wants
everyone to be a bit more aware
of
the hazards
of
fire, and reminds folks that
keepsakes along with valuables need
to
be carefully stashed, instead ofstuffed
in the garage like most
of
his lost treasures were.
THE
CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA
ASSOCIATED
RACERS
have
canceled the bulk
of
their remaining schedule for 1985. While they are still
hoping to acquire sponsorship for the Tulare Fair date, the series
is
no more.
Dick Bower told his members that lack
of
interest from the racers
hurt
the
entry, and the lack
of
full fields
of
cars
hurt
the spectator count. Dick sends
along his thanks to all who helped the Tulare races with their time arid effort
and their entries, and he sends his regrets about canceling the future dates.
Dick says he can no longer fund the
~ve
nts with
few
entries and fewer
spectators
out
of
pocket.
Our
sympathy goes to Dick who
put
so much effort
into the series.
Reports from other short course series in the southwest bear
out
the
problems Dick had garnering a good entry. In California and Arizona the
short course cars are
not
coming
out
for the events
in
decent numbers lately.
It
is
curious,
but
a fact, that 1985 has not been a good year so far for the
smaller short course promoters. But, the desert events all seem
to
be
well
up
on entry numbers.
THE
FRONTIER
500
has a firm format right now, and it might be a
disappointment for the devoted point
to
point racers. The
500
will not
go
into the Reno/Carson City area in 1985. The route will take its usual trails·
north to Gabbs, then wind back through several more small towns in central
Nevada before heading into the Las Vegas area finish. It
is
going
to
be a long
race, gang, a lot more miles than in the past, and the giant l
oop
should prove a
real challenge to all classes in the race.
THE
MINT
400
BOARD
GAME
is
a whole lot
of
fun and it can produce
all the same situations one encounters in off road racing.
We
finally got a
group together
to
play the game last month, and it
was
a real gas. A lot
of
thought went into the wording on the cards that simulate the crazy things that
happen
to
folks while both pre-running and racing. All the trials
of
the great
wilderness are
on
tap
in
the cards.
As
advised
we
opted for no more than a two
lap race, since
we
started after dinner. While
we
all bought everything
we
could
on
the first leg, which
is
when you buy all the parts you might need to
build a car and have race ready spares, none
of
us
bought enough.
We
should
have made another lap
or
·two
on
the building section before starting the
pre-run.
Personally
we
blew two engines
on
the pre-run section, had no engine
card and went through a fortune buying the engines after the fact. Once
on
the
race course
we
blew another engine, and, while having plenty
of
cards to
handle any
other
parts,
we
still
didn't
have a spare engine. So,
we
sold a truck
at a loss
to
another player, got the money to buy the third engine, and then
lucked
out
with the dice.
We
didn't
land
on
any more disaster cards, and
ending up winning the two lap race. This game
is really neat, especially if your
family and friends are familiar with
off
road racing, since many
of
the
frustrations
as
well
as
the joys
of
desert racing are well wove n into the board
game. ,
MARTIN
HOLMES,
our
distinguished
world
traveling
rally
correspondent, has a new book in print. The 1984 edition
of
the
"World
of
Rallying"
is
the seventh in the series
of
annual reviews by Holmes
of
the
World
Rally Championship, the European Championship, and most
of
the
nationa1 series. The photos are spectacular, the statistics staggering. Holmes
delves into the four wheel drive revolution also, the total traction that has
changed the face
of
international rallies. The book
is
available from Albion
Scott Motorbooks,
48
East 50th St., New York, New York 10022. .
LATE RACE RESULTS from the BFGoodrich Challenge Cup, for Class
10 cars, at the Toronto, Ontario, Canada stadium reveal that Dave Lofland,
from Palmyra, New Jersey
was
the winner. Joe Hofmann, from Tonawand
a,
New York was second, and Mike Parker, from Kalamazoo, Michigan,
was
·
third. The best placed Canadian
was
Bill
Lefeuvre, from Limehouse, Ontario,
in fourth. Get the full story in the August issue
of
DUSTY TIMES.
THE
MTEG
STADIUM
RACE at the Orange Show Fairgrounds
was
a
smash hit, with a turn-a-
way
crowd, many
of
whom were fairly unhappy when
they
couldn't
get in for love
nor
money. The course
was
keen, and the drivers
really like it. The audience, packed like sardiaes into a pafr
of
grandstands,
were close enough to the action to see the drivers' faces in the cars, and smell
the burning rubber and
hot
oil.
When
it
was
all over Marty Tripes
was
top dog
in Class
1,
and Frank Arciero was the Class 10 winner. Craig Durfee won the
Ultra Stock bash, while Jeff Huber took home the mini truck victory to
Essinglei Engineering and Ford. Watch for the full report next month.
Dusty
Times
The Score Baja Internacional
By
Jean
Ca/t,
in
Photos:
Trackside
Photo
Enterprises
Like
aged
wine
, the
older
Funco
performed
beautifully
for
Ron
Gardner
and
Bud
Feldkamp, as the
pair
sped
over
the
scorching
terrain
The
Score
Baja
Internacional
returned
to
its
rightful
home
in
Ensenada,
Baja
California
last
June
.after a
year's
hiatus.
Land
use difficulties
on
the
peninsula
forced
the
race
into
a
hasty
move
to
the
Lucerne
Valley
in
California
last year.
Although
fog
shrouded
Ensenada
in
the
mornings,
it
was typical
June
weather,
and
the
Baja
devotees
seemed
pleased
to
be
back
for
the
race
everyone
still calls
the
"500".
There
were
few
changes
to
the
traditional
format
of
the
event.
Even
the
route
was
much
the
same
insofar
as
the
roads
used,
but
they
were
strung
together
a
bit
differently
this
round.
The
outbound
course
wound
through
the
swampy
bushes
and
thick
trees
of
Tres
Hermanos
en
route
to
the
summit,
and
the
inbound
route
put
the
heat
weary
racers
through
the
cool
of
the
pine
forest
above
Ojos
Negros.
As
always,
the
Friday
registration
took
place
at
the
Bahia
Hotel,
and
contingency
row
was again
set
up
in
the
Riviera
Convention
Center
parking
lot.
Contingency
row
was heavily
attended
this
year,
triple
the
manufacturers
were
on
hand
over
last
November,
which
is
encouraging
to
all.
New
was
the
hastily
assembled
impound
area
on
the
south
side
of
the
Convention
Center.
The
Navy
chose
June
as
the
time
to
rip
up
their
back
yard, with
bulldozers
moving
tons
of
rock,
so
the
security
of
the
guarded
and
fenced Navy
Yard
impound
.was
not
available
this
year.
Again
the
impact
of
the
combined
HORA
and
Score
desert
points
series
made
an
impact
on
the
entry.
A
substantial
157
cars
started
the
race,
up
20
from
1983,
and
this
despite
all
the
unfounded
rumors
of
big
troubles
in
Mexico
for
gringos.
To
qualify
that
statement,
there
were
no
Page
12
to a
fantastic
first
overall
and
the Class 1 victory. ·
troubles
visible in
Ensenada
beyond
the
usual traffic
tickets
and
motel
robberies.
The
local
people
seemed
as friendly as
ever, wildly
interested
in
the
race,
and
the
same
hordes
of
youngsters
crowded
into
contingency
row
looking
for
any
souvenirs
available.
Sure,
the
usual
man
made
ditches
and
special
jumps
were
Hopefully,
Score
will
return
to
posting
the
full
story
on
the
tote
boards
for
anxious
pit
crews
as
well as
other
interested
parties
for
the
November
running
of
the
Baja
1000.
While
the
coastal fog still
hung
over
the ocean
front
boulevard
as
the eleven Class
ls
lined
up
to
start
the
car
section
of
the race
around
7:30
a.m.,
the
sun
was
drowned
out
engine in
the
wash
out
of
Ensenada, Ivan
Stewart
was
another
two
minutes
off
the
pace,
and
it was
some
contest
as
the
troops
headed
for
the
summit!
The
long
hot
stretches
in
the
deep
sand
en
route
to
El
Chinero
took
a heavy toll
in
Class
1.
Here
Larry
Noel
was first
on
the
road
tied
at
seven
hours
flat
here,
but
Brant failed
to
show
at
the finish
line. ·
The
Flying
Dentists,
Ron
Gardner
and
Bud
Feldkamp,
Beat
the
Torrid
Baja
Course for First
Overall
in
an
Aging
Funco!
Feldkamp,
a long time Baja
racer,
picked
up
more
time
on
the
homeward
legs,
and
he
brought
the
eight
year
old
Funco
across
the
Ensenada finish line
first in Class 1
and
overall with a
total
time
of
9:09.05.
It was
the
fifth overall
win
in Baja,
the
third
on
this
race,
for
Bud
Feldkamp,
the
others
coming
in
parmership
with
Malcolm
Smith.
It was
the
first
time
Ron
Gardner
recorded
an overall Baja victory,
and
the
two
dentists
both
displayed
b_adly
blistered
hands
from
the
lack
of
power
steering,
but
they
didn't
care
at
all.
Tom
Koch
got
up
to
second
spot
around
Ojos
Negros,
but
his
electronic
ignition
went
out,
and
he
dropped
to
fifth
at
the
finish
line
. I
van
Stewart,
claiming
mainly a
couple
of
flat tires
for
late
breaking
troubles,
put
on
the
course
near
Ensenada,
but
it
would
hardly
seem
a
Mexican
race
without
those
race
day
surprises
on
course
. Still, a
number
of
Baja regulars
stayed
home,
more
among
the
motorcycle
engined
entry
than
among
the
four
wheel folk. But,
perhaps
the
points
series
works
against
the
bikers,
since all
the
races
are
not
open
to
them.
With
a
total
entry
in
the
11
bike
engined
classes
numbering
56,
the
total
number
of
starting
vehicles
came
.
to
213,
a
sum
that
broµght
smiles
to
the
faces
of
Score
officials.
This
round
the
handy
checkpoint
by
checkpoint
times
listed ·
on
the
traditional
tote
boards
in
the
Bahia
Hotel
were
nowhere
to
be
seen,
so
finding
out
who
was leading
who
and
where
was
hard
to
discover.
Only
times
from
Nuevo
Junction
outbound
and
the
Mike's
Sky
Ranch
check
inbound,
Checks
2
and
7,
appeared
on
.
the
results,
and
a few
interim
times
were
stated
in
the
press
notes.
pright
on
the
east side
of
Ensenada.
Although
slim in
number,
Class 1 was heavy with
potential
winners
.
On
hand
was
the
Porsche
powered
trio,
Mark
McMillin,
Chenowth,
Larry
Ragland,
Chaparral,
and
Gregg
Symonds,
ORE,
along . with
many
time
Baja
winner
Ivan
Stewart,
Toyota,
Jack
Johnson,
Chenowth,
Tom
Koch
/
Don
Robertson,
Raceco, Larry Noel,
Chaparral,
and
the
dark
horse
entry
of
Ron
Gardner
and
Bud
Feldkamp
in
the
older
Funco
.
The
Class
ls
ran
in a single
dust
cloud
all
the
way
to
Check
2;
for
sure
h was a
dusty
run
in
the early legs, with
not
a
drop
of
breeze in the
farm
country
or
through
the
canyons.
Here
Larry
Ragland
had
a
skinny
lead
of
under
a
minute
over
Larry Noel,
the
two
Arizona
drivers
holding
about
four
minutes
on
both
Jack
Johnson
and
Ron
Gardner.
Gregg
Symonds,
Bob Renz,
Ron
Brant
and
Tom
Koch were
just
over
the
odd
minute
further
back.
Recovering
from
a
July
1985
and
on
time,
running
about
five
together
some
good
legs
and
minutes
ahead
of
Gardner.
climbed
into
second
in
class,
According
to
the
results,
fourth
overall with a 9:
33.42
Ragland,
Johnson,
Symonds
and
time.
Larry
Noel,
also driving
Renz all failed
to
get
this
far,
but
alone,
was
third,
another
25
six were still in close
contention.
minutes
down
with late woes,
Midway
at
the
San
Felipe Zoo,
and
Mark
McMillin,
and
co-
Noel
was still first
on
the
road
driver
Ralph
Paxton
who
had
his
and
on
time
with a
total
time
of
troubles
including
some
time in a
4:49.30.
Next
through
was
the
ditch,
finished
fourth.
Gardner/Feldkamp
Funco,
and
Departing
from
tradition
in
Bud
took
over
the driving Baja, Class
10
was
second
off
the
chores,
without
power
steering line, a
tribute
to
their
overall high
that
went
away in
the
deep
sand.
placings in
recent
races.
While
Bud was also sitting
in
a
pool
of
the usual
horde
of
unlimited
spilled gasoline
from
the
San
1650
cc
cars
failed
to
show,
the
Felipe refuel,
but
he
carried
on
eleven
that
started
were a
tough
valiantly. crew,
and
eight
of
them
made
the
Into
the
cooler
climate
of
finish line.
Mike's
Sky
Ranch
the
picture
Starting
first,
the
Jack
changed
in Class
1.
Feldkamp
Irvine
/
Kit
Trenholm
Parker
was
now
first
on
the
road
with winning R.aceco stayed
in
front
total
time
of
6:15.
The
of
the
pack
to
Nuevo
Junction,
Koch/
Robertson
Raceco was
coming
through
first with
quick
next,
about
nine
minutes
back
time
of
1 :57
.30.
·
About
six
and
eight
minutes
ahead
of
Ivan ,
minutes
back
in
the
dust
was
the
Stewart,
_
who
had
about
five Raceco
of
Steve
Sourapas
and
minutes
on
Larry Nqel.
Ron
Dave
Richardson,
the
Mint
400
Brant
and
Mark
McMillin, each winners. Following
in
less
than
a
having
some
dovm
time,
were
minute
was the
Funco
of
Roger
Dusty
Times
Mortenson
and
Russ
Welch,
holding
more
than
a
mim-1te
on
Dwight
Lundell, in
his
new
Dirtrix
powered
,
by
a
Rabbit
engine.
The
pack
was several
minutes
further
back.
Moving
on
to
El
Chinero,
Irvine/
Trenholm
held
their
lead
by
four
m.
inutes
over
Sourapas/
Richardson,
and
fuel
and
driver
change
stops
on
the
gulf
coast
did
little
to
change
the
standings.
By
now
the
Irvine Raceco was
running
second
overall!
On
across
the
hot,
115°
reported
,
Diablo
Dry
Lake
to
the
Sky
Ranch,
Sourapas
/
Richard-
son
led
Irvine
/
Trenholm
by a
minute
at
Check
7.
Nearest
to
the
flying
duo
here
·
was
the
Mortenson
/
Welch
Funco,
about
20
minutes
back,
but
12
minutes
ahead
of
Lundell,
who
had
around
ten
minutes
in
hand
over
Mart
y Reider, Raceco,
and
nine
were
still
moving
fast.
Bound
for
home,
Sourapas
got
tangled
up
with a
stuck
spectator
Jeep
near
Simpson's
Ranch
,
and
this
Jeep
caused
other
racers
problems
as well. But, Steve said
later
their
main
problem
was a
couple
of
guys
who
just
went
faster.
The
Class
10
victory
went
to
Jack Irvine
and
Kit
Trenholm,
who
picked
up
16
minutes
en
route
to
the
finish line
and
they
scored
a
keen
second
overall.
Sourapas
/
Richardson
were
15
minutes
back
on
total
time,
good
for
a
fine
third
overall.
Mortenson
and
Welch
survived
trans
troubles,
missing
second
and
fourth
gear
at
the
finish,
and
they
moved
into
third
when
they
passed
Lundell
in a
ditch
.
Reider
also
went
by,
and
arrived
just
six
minutes
later
for
fourth.
The
unlucky
Lundell
was
fifth,
another
nine
minutes
back
at
the
flag.
The
sky
was getting
brighter
when
the
14
Class 2
racers
shot
off
the
line
and
into
the
sewer
ditches
heading
out
of
Ensenada
.
This
entry
was
packed
with
potentii!-1
winners,
many
former
winners
like
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin,
Porsche/Chenowth,
Malcolm
Smith,
ORE
Renault
,
Perry
McNeil,
Raceco,
Bob
Gordon
/
Tim
Crabtree,
C
heno-
wth,
and
other
heavy
hitters
like
Jerry
Penhall/Matt
McBride,
-
Chenowth,
Jim
and
Mark
Temple,
Raceco,
and
Frank
Arciero,
Jr
.
in
the
Toyota
pickup.
The
whole
field
made
it
to
Nuevo
Junctioo,
and
M
alco
lm
Smith
led
the
charge with a 2·:01
time. But,
only
five
minute
s
back
was
Arciero,
with
Penhall/
McBride
on
his
bumper,
and
Bob
Gordon
a
couple
more
minutes
back.
Dave Kreisler
was
right
in
Jack
Irvine
and
Kit
Trenholm,
Jr.
had
a
great
race,
leading
Class
10
most
of
the
distance,
winning
the class
and
taking
a fine
second
overall
.
Scoring
their
first
ever
Class 8 victory,
Michael
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmon/
survived
some
severe
body
damage
late in the race to take the victory.
Gordon's
dust,
followed
in less
on
the
last leg
that
drowned
out
than
a
minute
by
both
the the
engine.
Frank
said
the
win
Temples
and
Dave Lewis/ Dave was a big
boost
to
the
Team
Simpson.
It was a fierce pace,
too
Toyota
morale.
fierce
to
last
through
the
hot
side McMillin
and
son
finished a
of
the
course.
·
scant
three
minutes
later,
and
the
At
El
Chinero
Penhall
and
pair
of
Class 2s were fifth
and
McBride
were
first
on
the
scene,
sixth
overall.
Gordon
and
followed
in
six
minutes
by
the
Crabtree
came
back
from
an
David
Kreisler
/
John
Kruger
hour's
down
time
to
finish
third,
Raceco.
Moving
on
to
Check
7,
it
merely
six
minutes
ahead
of
was a
new
ball game.
Now
Kreisler
/
Kruger.
The
Lewis
/
Arciero,
with
Cal
Wells,Jr.
listed
Simpson
Mazda
powered
Raceco
as
co-driver,
had
a
firm
lead in
had
lots
of
problems
in
the
Class 2,
about
te·n
minutes
over
second
half;
but
they
struggled
Corky
and
Scott
McMillin,
who
home
fifth
about
five
hours
later,
were
down
a long
time
on
the
the last Class 2 finisher.
first leg,
but
recorded
the fastest
Next
on
the
line was Class
8,
Class 2
times
around
the
gulf
side
numbering
ten
in
Baja,
and
all
legs.
At
this
point,
no
one
-else
but
Tom
Morris
made
it
to
was close.
Smith
was
out,
Penhall
Check
2,
most
in
good
time.
and
Kreisler
both
dropped
a Leading
there
was
the
Steve
bunch
of
time,
and
Penhall Kelley/
Jon
Nelson
Chevy,
by
vanished
soon
after
this
check.
merely
seconds
over
the
Chevy
Although
the
McMillins
of
Jerry
McDonald
/ Joe Mac-
picked
up
about
seven
minutes
,
Pherson,
and
Walker
Evans,
as
did
Bob
Gordon
on
the
dash
to
Dodge, was
about
four
minutes
Ensenada, it was
Frank
Arciero,
back,
already having oil
pressure
Jr.
who
brought
Toyota
their
problems.
Five big
trucks
bit
the
first
desert
win
with
a
pickup
in
dust
on
the
gulf
coast
loop,
an
unlimited
class.
Frank
said
he
including Evans,
who
stopped
started
the
day
by
getting
stuck
in
for
good
out
of
Tres
Pozos with
a
ditch
trying
to
pass
other
stuck
engine woes.
Up
front
at
Chinero
cars
off
the
start,
then
had
a was
Jerry
McDonald,
and
40
couple
of
flats,
and
finally
hit
a
minutes
back
came
Mike
water
puddle
out
of
Ojos
Negros
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmont,
--------------------------
GMC.
Steve Kelley was
busy
The
competition
was
tight
in Class 5 in the
big
entry,
but
Jim
Cocores
and
Dave
Parsons
took
the
victory
and
also
finished
a
great
seventh
overall.
Dusty
Times
fixing things
and
Skip
Kawell was
way
back
. .
At
the
Sky
Ranch
it was
an
all
new
race.
McDonald
ran
out
of
gas
on
the
beach
road,
then
had
a
fan
blade
go
through
the
radiator
, which
took
some
time
to
epoxy
together.
Up
front
here
by
20
minutes
was
Nesmith,
and
Kelley
was
having
steering
problems,
but
was
second
on
the
road.
At
the
flag it was
the
first
Class 8 victory
for
Mike
Nesmith
and
Randy
Salmont
,
and
they
won
by
about
25
minutes
over
Steve Kelley
and
Jon
Nelson. It
was 'nearly
an
all
GM
show
as
McDonald
made
up
time
to
July
1985
Frank
Arciero
, Jr.
brought
Toyota
their
first
unlimited
victory
, as
he
ran
close
all
day, won Class 2,
and
finished
a fine
fifih
overall.
finish
third,
hours
ahead
of
the
Kawell Dodge.
Class 5 is
one
of
the
more
healthy
groups
in
desert
racing
this year,
and
they fielded a
baker's
dozen
in Mexico, with
half
a
dozen
potential
winners
in
super
modified
Bugs
on
the
line.
Jim
Cocores
/
Dave
Parsons
set a
sizzling pace
to
Nuevo
in
the
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
spidery
Cocores
convert,
but,
matching
their
ET
of
2:06
was
the
Max
Razo/
Johnie
Robison
team.
The
always
potent
Malcolm
Vinje/
Mark
Hansen
combo,
in
their
new
Jimco
built
Bug, were
just
a
minute
off
pace,
with
the
equally
potent
Arizona
team
of
Greg
Diehl/ Brad
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Page
13
: Class 7S
had
several
different
leaders
during
the race,
but
when
it
counted
Mike
Leon
and
Javier
Tiznado
won
again
in Baja in the Isuzu
pickup.
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker
did
their
winning
act
again
in the Class 4 Dodge,
waxing
the
competition
by
a
good
two
and
a
half
hours
at
·the
finish
line.
+.
+.
minutes
back
in
their
Dirtrix
Bug.
Razo
had
the
lead
through
San
Felipe,
but
soon
lost
the left
rear
wheel,
shocks
and
a
CV
joint
among
other
things.
On
the
run
to
Mike's
the
Vinje
Bug
lost
its
power
steering,
suffered
a
couple
of
flats,
and
at
that
point
the
Cocores
/
Parsons
team
had
a
two
minute
lead
over
Diehl/Person.
Hartmut
and
Wolfram
Klawitter
were
only
ten
more
minutes
back,
and
ten
Bugs
made
it
down
the
mountain
to
Trinidad.
Not
going
much
farther
was
the
young
team
of
Nick
Firestone
and
Richard
Carbajal,
Jr.,
who
had
engine
woes
that
didn't
get
solved
at
a long
pit
stop
.
On
the
inbound
legs
Cocores
/
Parsons
set
the
hot
time
by close
to
ten
minutes,
and
they
crossed
the
finish line first in
9:55.20,
good
for
a
great
seventh
overall.
Keeping
them
honest,
the
Klawitters
had
electrical
problems,
but
whistled
in
second
about
20
minutes
back
in
the
Jimco
Bug.
Vinje
and
Hansen
wrestled
their
hard
steering
new
car
into
third,
about
half
an
hour
further
out
. Diehl/
Person
had
their
trouble
on
the
last legs, a
good
hour's
worth,
but
they
salvaged
fourth,
followed
by
the
Class 9 is
still
hanging
in there,
and
in Baja
Jim
Dizney
ran
alone
in
his
Chenowth
to a
resounding
victory
,
winning
by
over
an hour.
The
desert
foxes,
Manny
and
Tudy
Esquerra,
out
lasted
the
quick
Nissans,
and
won
Class 7 in the
Ford
Ranger
,
and
they
were the
only
finishers in class.
Razo Bug in fifth. Nine Class Ss
finished
the
course
for
a fine
performance
.
A hefty 17
started
in
the
1-2-
1600
battle,
four
retired
early,
but
it
was
busy
among
the
restricted
engine buggies -all the
way
to
Check
2.
The
tightly
packed
class
ran
in
clouds
of
dust
in
the
early legs.
At
Nuevo
Mitch
Mitchell/ Ray
Croll,
Jr.
had
a
slim lead in
their
Neth,
half
a
minute
on
both
Larry
Smith
/
Jon
Kennedy
, Raceco,
and
Richard
Goldbaum
/
Pancho
Bio, Frisk,
who
were
half
a
minute
ahead
of
Steve
and
Randy
Bishop,
who
had
half
a
minute
on
Patrick
Shea/John
Alabaster,
Raceco. A
couple
more
minutes
back
was
the
Chenowth
of
Bobby
and
Tom
Neth,
but
they
did
not
show
at
the
next
time
check
.
Mitchell/
Croll
held
the
lead
all
the
way
to
the
Sky
Ranch,
there
having a hefty 20
minutes
over
Smith
/
Kennedy
:
Art
Peterson,
going
solo
in
his
ORC,
was
another
ten
minute
s back in
third,
followed
in
four
minutes
by
Goldbaum
/ Bio,
and
eleven
were
still
moving
:
On
the
comeback
trail
from
an early roll
over,
Art
Peterson
went
off
the
cliff
coming
down
from
the
Sky
Ranch
and
spent
more
than
an
hour
getting
out
of
the
canyon,
dropping
him
to
sixth
at
the
flag.
Kennedy
broke
a
throttle
cable
en
route
·
home
,
and
up
front
Mitch Mitchell
and
Ray Croll
had
no
troubles
worth
mention-
ing;
th
ey finished first by
35
minutes,
and
they were a swift
13th
overall.
Smith
/ Ke
nnedy
got
moving
to
place second,
onl
y
four
minut
es
faster
th
an
Goldb
a
um
/ Bio.
The
Bishops
were back nearly an ho
ur
. in
fourth
,
but
less
than
three
minutes
ahead
of
Ha
yward
Mendenhall
and
Doug
Slumskie
in a Raceco. Rolling
home
seventh
was
the
Chenowth
of
Jerry Jefferies/
Wayne
Martin,
and
a full ten
1600s
finished
the
course,
all in
good
time.
With
the
addition
of
Roger
Mears in
his
brand
new
Nissan,
Class 7
mustered
four
starters,
the Nissans
of
Mario
Alesi
and
Sherman
Balch,
and
the
Ford
Ranger
of
Manny
and
T
udy
Esquerra. Mears
broke
some-
thing
1n
the
front
end
and
landed
in
a
big
dit
ch
near
Tres
Hermanos
on
the
first leg,
and
that
threat
was gone. Alesi
got
- fast
time
to
Check
2 by
four
minutes
over
Esquerra,
and
Balch was
another
12
minutes
back in a tight
run
.
However
one
of
the
Nissan's
got
stuck
in
the
Tres
Pozos sand,
and
Mario
was
reported
to
have
drive
train woes. Meanwhile,
Esquerra
charged
on,
the
only
one
to
reach
the
Sky Ranch,
and
he
cruised
home
quickly
to
win
Class 7
and
take
24th
overall.
Alesi
ended
up
on
a
tow
rope
after
Matias Pass with a
blown
engine.
Taking
ten
hours
to
get
to
San Felipe, Balch
did
not
finish
either.
Only
five
showed
up
to
contest
the Class 4
honors,
and
unlucky
Ed
and
Jody
Martensen
lost
the
engine in
their
Jeep
·
Honcho
just
a few miles
from
the
start
.
It
was a
good
contest
between
leader
Rod
Hall, Dodge,
and
John
Randall, Jeep
Honcho
at
Check
2, with Hall
out
front
Ivan
Stewart
did
the "
Iron
Man
"
number
and
drove
the
Toyota
pickup
to
a
keen
second
in Class 1;
and
even
more
significant,
fourth
overall.
Larry
Noel
led
more
than
half
the race,
but
troubles
. late in the
game
with
his
Chaparral
dropped
him
down
to
third
in Class 1
at
the finish.
Steve
Sourapas
and
Dave
Richardson
tried
hard
,
led
briefly
in
the
Raceco
,
but
they
ended
up
second
in Class 10
with
late
troubles.
It
was
the
best
race
of
the
season
for
Roger
Mortenson
and
Russ
Welch
in
the
Class 10
Funco
,
and
they
hustled
their
way
into
third
in class.
Page
14
Gorky
and
Scott
McMi/lin
had
some
big
troubles
early,
but
they
came
back
in the
Porsche
powered
Chenowth
for
second
in
Class 2,
only
three
minutes
out.
July
1985
Steve
Kelley
had
a
good
day
in the Class 8 Chevy,
had
some
problems
,
but
he
got
them
fixed
quickly
and
finished
a fine
second
in class.
Dusty
Times
Jerry
McDonald
led
Class 8 to the
gulf
coast, then ran
out
of
gas,
had
other
woes,
and
his
Chevy
finished
third
after
a
very
tough
day.
One
of
the
many
mid
ra
ce leaders in Class 5,
Hartmu
t
and
Wolfram
Klawitter
had
electrical
problem
s later,
and
they
came
in second.
Always
competitive
, the team
of
Larr
y
Smith
and
Jon
Kennedy
had
their
troubles
on
course
with
the R
aceco
,
but
came
back
to
second
in 1600s.
by
about
seven
minutes.
But, in
the
deep
sand,
Randall l
ost
a
U-
joint,
and
the
ensu
ing
gyrations
cracked
the
transfer
case. His
team
changed
all
the
broken
parts
but
it
cost
a
good
couple
of
hours.
Meanwhile
Mike
Wheeler
retired
his Dodge,
and
Hall
spent
some
time
at
El
Chinero,
getting
the
front
truss
fixed
and
getting
his
bod
y
co
oled
by
buck
ets
of
water. Hall said later
that
he was
totally used
up
at
that
point.
Both
he
and
co-driver
Jim
,
Fricker
blistered
their
feet
on
the
hot
floorboards
of
the
Dodge.
However
,
despite
a few
more
mishaps,
like a
broken
spring
and
a
broken
windshield,
the
Hall/Fricker
/
Dodge
combo
won
another
Class 4 title,
finished
17th
overall,
and
they
are
undefeated
this
season.
Doing
well
on
the last legs,
John
Randall,
with
Josh
Burner
riding,
arrived
second,
about
1 ½
hours
behind.
Another
50
minutes
back,
Vern
Roberts
and
Bill
Donahoe
also
survived
the
heat
to
finish
third
in
their
Jeep.
Three
cars
started
in Class
9,
but
solo
driver
Jim
Dizney led all
the way
to
another
Class 9
victory in
his
Che
nowth
.
Kerm
Rima/
Dave
Bufe were close,
o
nl
y
four
minutes
back
in
their
Chenow
th
at
Check 2,
but
they
dropped
time
after
that.
They
did
finish
second,
over
an
ho
ur
behind
. Dave
and
Bryant
Wood
had
trouble
all day, ma
kin
g
it
on
ly
to
Chec
k 7.
A fine
fourteen
appea
r
ed
in
Class 7S, a
nd
it
sta
rted
out
to
be
a
real close race.
At
Check
2
Glenn
Harris
had
th
e lead in his Mazda,
but
just
six
minutes
back
came
Mike
and
Pat
Falkosky
,
Toyota,
followed
in
three
minutes
by
Willie Valdez,
Ford
Ranger,
who
had
stopped
briefly
because
of
a
suddenly
ill
co-driver.
Several
more
truck
s were
within
ten
minutes,
and
much
of
this
battle
would
be
decided
in
the
scorching
sa
nd
ahead
on
the
gulf
side miles.
Here
Harris
had
serious
trouble
and
was
down
for
hours.
Falkosky
had
a
fl
at,
and
Valdez
moved
ahead,
but
the
Mike
Leon
/ Javier
Tiznado
Isuzu
was
making
good
time
too , after
suffering
wet
ignition
out
of
Ensenada
.
Unofficially
at
Chinero,
the
Falkosky
Toyota
had
a
slim
lead
over
Leon
/
Tiznado, with Valdez very tight
in
third.
Contender
Spence
Low
had
trouble
from
the
start,
and
ended
up
changing
an
entire
transmission,
among
other
things, in his Nissan.
On
the
burning
hot
Diablo
Dry
Lake
Falkosky
lost
1 ½
hours
with ignition
and
fuel
problems.
Valdez
had
a
ten
minute
lead
at
the Sky
Ranch
ove
r
owner
Mike
Dusty
Times
Leon, while Falk
osky
was secure
in
third,
over
an
hour
back.
He
ading
into
Nu
evo
Junction,
it
,vas
neck
and
neck
between
the
Isuzu
and
Ford
.
Then
the
Isuzu
stop
ped
for
a fresh
batter
y.
With
a
good
lead, Valdez
motored
on,
o
nl
y
to
be
stopped
a few miles
from
Ojos
Negros with a
broken
pin
in the
distributor,
which
cost
a
bunch
of
time.
So,
it
was
Mike
Leon
and
Javier
Tiznado
and
lsu:u
that
eme
rged the Baja
champ
i
ons
in
the
same
truck
with which they
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Richard
Goldbaum
and
Pancho
Bio
had
a
great
day
with
their
Frisk,
missing
second
in 1-2-1600 class
by
a
skinny
four
minutes
at
the flag.
Willie Valdez
almost
won
Class 7S,
with
a
husky
lead
heading
in
from
Ojos
Negros,
but
a
distributor
failure
put
his
Ranger
down
to
second
at
the finish.
Mike
and
Pat
Fa/kosky
had their
Toyota
in the 7S
lead
for
a time,
but
a
long
delay
on
Diab/a
Dry
Lake
put
them
down
to
third
at
the
flag.
Owen
and
Curtis
Duggan
drove
a
well
paced
program
in the
heat,
kept
their
Bug
running
well,
and
were
rewarded
with
second
in Class 5-1600:
Cooling
off
in
one
of
the
many
water crossings, William
and
Steve
Taylor
drove
to
3rd
in the
biggest
class
at
the race, Class 5-1600.
All
alone
in Class
12,
the Jeep
Cherokee
of
Jason
Myers
and
Don
Adams
cruised
the
course
in
decent
time
to take the
points
and
a
finish
pin
.
It
was a
tough
course
for
the
Score
Challenge
class,.
and
Sherman
a_
nd
Matt
Kearl
survived
the best,
bringing
the
Funco
in the
winner
in
their
very
first
race.
Splashing
through
Caterina,
Mitch
Mitchell
and
Ray Croll, Jr.
led
Class 1-2-
1600 in
their
Neth
most
of
the race,
and
they
won
the
big
class
by
35
minutes.
+- +- +-
Baja
1000
last
November.
Valdez was
secure
in
second
place, albeit
over
an
hour
back
at
the
flag.
Mike
and
Pat
Falkosky
had
no
more
down
time,
other
than
a
couple
of
flats,
and
they
were
home
third
,
another
20
minutes
back.
Jim
Travis
/ Jack Lee
got
their
Ford
in
for
fourth,
and
Glenn
Harris
salvaged a long fifth,
about
19
minutes
ahead
of
plucky
Spencer
Low,
who
struggled
almost
every
one
of
the
44
7 miles
on
the
race
course.
The
biggest class
in
the
race
was
5-1600,
with
20
brightly
hued
Bugs
on
the
starting
line.
Sad
to
say,
only
six
made
it
back
Dusty
Times
within
the
18
hour
time
allowance. A
pair
of
potential
winners
were
busy
changing tires
a few miles
out
of
Ensenada.
.
Apparently
both
Henry
and
Eric
Arras
and
Mark
Steele/
John
Johnson
started
the
_race
with
nearly flat tires,
perhaps
a
function
of
the
loosely
guarded
impound.
Both
Johnny
and
Eric
-lost time changing tires in
the
·
washes
out
of
Ensenada
.
.
At
Check
2 Michael Lesle/
Dave
Massingham
led
the
herd
by-
about
three
minutes
over
Ernesto
Arambula/Berlio
Prieto,
but
both
teams
vanished
on
the
gulf
run.
Three
more
minutes
.
back
and
tied
on
time
minute
lead
on
the
Chenowth
of
-
Ron
Nelson
/
Chris
Noble,
and
Bob
Bertram
/ Jorge
Espino
were
another
three
minutes
back.
These
guys were really racing
their
swing axle cars!
However,
both
Bertram
and
Moore
vanished
somewhere
in
the
hot
desert,
and
Bob Savage
got
his
T-
Mag moving, after losing an
hour
to
Check
2.
At
the
Sky
Ranch
it
was tight,
with
only
three
minutes
between
leaders
Nelson
/
Noble
and
first
time racers
Sherman
and
Matt
Kearl, in a
Funco.
Savage was
now
half
an
hour
back,
but
he
Starting
out
,
with
a
flat
tire,
Mark
Steele
and
John
Johnson
took
the 5"1600
lead
retired
after
Check
8
at
Nuevo
.
midway
in the racf;,
and
they
held
it,
winning
by
more
than
two
hours.
The
Nelson
Chenowth
lost a
couple
of
hours
in
the
dark,
and.
were
Owen
and
Curtis
Duggan
17:09.28.
the
winner
turned
-
out
to
be
and
John
Valadez/Hector
Eightshowedupto,t:ackleBaja
ShermanandMattKearlwithco-
Garcia
,
who
also failed
to
get
to
in
the
Score
Challenge class,
and
drivers
Val
Clark
and
Chuck
Check
7, as
did
the
Arras
Bug.
three
made
it
all
the
way.
At
White.
They
had
plenty
of
Reports
on
this
late
starting
class
Check
2
the
Graff
Moore
/ Jack
troubles
on
course,
and
now
say
are
very
sketchy
for
the
entire
McDuffie
T-Mag
had
a ten they
want
to
+
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had
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-lead
of
an
hour,
20
minutes
over
the
Duggans. Lying
third
-
here
Zvere
William
and
Steve
Taylor,
just
another
12
minutes
back.
Four
more
wer:e
in
the
nine
hour
and
change
time
span,
including
Valadez,
who
failed
to
finish.
Mark
Steele
charged
the
inbound
legs with a
quick
time
to
the
checkered
flag, as
he
and
Johnson
won
the
big class
by
a
hefty
two
hours.
Steele said
he
· saw a
number
of
accidents
on
the
road
between
Mike's
and
Valle
Trinidad,
and
others
reported
a
lot
of
non
race traffic
on
this
section
too.
Owen
and
Curtis
Duggan
held
their
second
place
all
the
way
to
pay
dirt,
and
the
Taylors
hung
on
in
third,
another
40
minutes
back,
followed in
26
minutes
by
Efrem
and
Ray
Gastelum
,
who
were
40
minutes
ahead
of
Guillermo
Valenzuela/
Antonio
Rodriguez.
Running
close
to
the
limit, Alfonzo
and
Cesar
Gonzalez were sixth in
July
1985
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