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1985 Volume 2 Number 8 Dusty Times Magazine

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(I BFGOODBICII UPDA'l'E#2J: TWO NEW ZEALAND FARM BOYS ADD SOME DASH TO AMERICAN RACING. STEVE AND ROD MILLEN. THE EARLY YEARS. Two good-natur~d yet fiercely competitive race drivers have been gaining recognition in many different kinds of American motorsports lately. They are Steve and Rod Millen. Both are BFGoodrich team drivers. It all began in New Zealand on their family farm when their father, an enthusiast, built them a go-kart when they were only 6 and 7 years old. Since then, they have raced both together and independently; but it was years before either began to earn a living at it. At one time, Rod worked in an Australian coal mine to earn money for a dune buggy with a V-6 Capri engine. He won so many races and rallies in it that the buggy was finally outlawed. So Rod went on to other cars, supporting himself as a surveyor in New Zealand and the Fiji Islands until racing began to pay for itself. Steve was in the decorating business until racing supported him. "Both Rod and I have raced almost everything on four . wheels," said Steve, oldest of the two by a year. "For example, when the fuel crisis hit New Zealand in 1974, we just switched over to a stock car on oval tracks, the only kind of racing · permitted:' They took turns racing a Capri with a potent engine transplanted from Rod's banned dune buggy. Steve won the South Pacific Championship and Rod won the Auckland Championship. Rod Millen/Steve Millen. CONQUEST IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Other successes followed. Steve tried Formula Ford-reluctantly; at first. Then he won the Singapore Grand Prix and swept five New Zealand races in his FF in his first year. He later· graduated to a Formula Atlantic car in which he raced to victory all over the Pacific. He became the first New Zealander to wjn the New Zealand International Grand Prix, beating Formula One drivers. He set new lap records in Malaysia, Penang, New Zealand, and at Riverside in California. In the meantime, Rod was racing his way to the top in New Zealand international rallies. Competing against factory-team cars in a stock Mazda RX-3, he placed third in his first full championship season. Rod learned to tweak more performancefrom his Mazda , and went on to win the champ-\ ionship three years in a row. The South Pacific began to , run oilt of road for the Millen brothers, who then began to look north. CALIFORNIA-BOUND. Rod was first to settle in Orange County; just south of Los Angeles. He soon rallied against no less a driver than John Buffum, long-time US. Pro Rally Champion. In 1981, Rod took the championship from Buffum. In 1982, Buffum bested Rod's two-wheel-drive Mazda RX-7 with a new 4X4 Audj Quattro. Undaunted, Rod created a 4X4 Mazda RX-7 for 1983. Both he and Buffum fought it out on BFGoodrich T/A® Radials for the next two seasons. The very last rally of 1984 saw Rod slightly

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ahead 011 points. Then a mechanical failure ended his hopes and Buffum went 011 to win the championship. Rod rolled up his sleeves and prepared for 1985. Steve moved to Orange County later. But he was quick to be chosen by the Toyota Precision Preparation off-road racing team, which also races on T/A Radials. Steve had never seen an off-road race until he raced in one. But he soon won races. Since then, Steve· has raced formula, IMSA, showroom stock; and rally cars-all with great success. In 1985, Steve is racing both short-course off-road events and the Playboy Endurance Cup Series in an SSGT 1985 Corvette. In addition, he tests many different vehicles-including open-wheel cars, a favorite of his. 1------------------t ,· DRIVING, MILLEN-STYLE. "Some drivers do well sliding and some do well with a smoother driving style," said Steve Millen. 'Tm comfortable either way, but I find that driving ground-effects cars mandates a smooth style. With these cars, you -seem to slow down to go faster-because it's quicker to go forwards than sideways. You never stop learning, you see, especially when you do a lot of testing. Testing convinced me that with today's high-speed road-racing cars, the state of the art is a smooth driving style-quite unlike my younger brother's:' Rod Millen could not surpress a chuckle at this comment, remembering how Steve's troubles learning to rally the 4X4 Mazda had been as great as his own. Indeed, anyone who rides a rally stage in that car with Rod will agree his style is unconventional. He pitches the car into a corner in an oversteer attitude-for which he does not correct. "You do exactly the opposite of what seems right;' Rod said. "Throw out all the years of Rod Millen's special 4X4 Mazda RX-7. learning throttle oversteer. Because as soon as you apply throttle, the car goes back to understeer. You can even drop the rear tires off the road, stick _ your foot in it, and let the front tires pu11 you through-thanks to the side-bite they develop." TIRES, MILLEN-STYLE. About tires, Rod Millen continued: "I don't think Id get quite the side-bite I need without Radidl Mud-Terrain T/A® tires. While I rally on a number of BFGoodrich tires depending on conditions, it's the mudder I choose when I really want the tires to bite through gravel or mud or snow and spit the stuff out. It helps you brake late and get on the power early. That's a good thing because some rally corners take you by surprise. You see, there's no such thing as a practice rally." "For once my brother and I agree," Steve Millen joked. "In off-road racing I find it a tremendous advantage to choose from three T/A Radials. In short~course racing they usually wet down the track to reduce dust on spectators-often to the point of creating mud. So you might start your day on the Radial Mud-Terrain T/A, go on to the Radial All-Terrain T/A™ later, and finish your day on the Radial Sport Truck T/A~ "I think more than anything else, tires have shown the biggest advances in racing today," Steve concluded. "The special-purpose racing tires we ran not so long ago would simply be blown away Steve Millen's SSGT 1985 Corvette. by today's Comp T/A® Radials. The steps BFGoodrich has taken to keep up with suspension improvements are amazing. You take a car like the '85 Corvf:tte I race in the Playboy Cup Series; the g-forces and loadings that Comp T/A tires can take-and the cornering speeds you can generate-'are simply astounding for street tires. If you want proof, just see how well they do when the checkered flag comes out:'

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our , , he unbe-seat buggies as , ff the throttle! talk to your favorite isitwith manufacturers e off-road products, ut ·how the pros ine$ last. Witness the enes c:,ction as the top y.-ners, drivers and .e the world's best machines. ,, , ~ t T oyotas, Fords, Jeeps, lsuzus, tsuns, Chevrolets in a Bugs and· 2. + 4 production cars all y side for the World wn of Off-Road ne of a kind racing II days of action at a's last REAL off-road ·og facility! Grab your meras. Bring shorts 'fe & kids, parents & h.t Par:king! ~ ~ \ "l:1:1'"1:\RIJS • . • 7:00 a. for all classes. • Championship raci • FREE Overnight Pa SUNDAY -August 18th • 7:00 a.m. to 11 :00 a.m. -for all classes. . · • Championship racing starts ~f including the HEAVY METAL C and the NISSAN MINI-METAL C I Where to Buy Tiet{ SCORE International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 Riverside International Raceway 22255 Eucalyptus Avenue Riverside, CA 92508 (714) 653-1161 SI TICKET ENTE Including May Company. MuSic Plus amt ' · TICKETMASTER/CHARGIT (2131 480-

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Volume 2 Number 8 August 1985 In This Issue ••• Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow Controller John Calvin Contributors Cindy Chamberlin Daryl D. Drake Peggy Ellenburg Winnie Essenberg Homer Eubanks Jan Flick Tom Grimshaw Martin Holmes Cam McRae Danny McKenzie Bill Oursler Brenda Parker David R yskamp Richard Schwalm Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E: Worsham · Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services Printing News T ype Service THE OfflCIAL VOICE OF SC()RE CANADA AND. ::,,----,· * -~ ... Subscription Rates: ~ :==.. $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. · DUSTY TIMES is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Applica-tion to Mail at Second-Class Postage Rates is Pending at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• I FEATURES Page HDRA Fireworks 250 ........ ...... . ......... . ..... 12 MTEG at the Orange Show Fairgrounds .. .... .......... 22 BFGoodrich Autocross -Toronto ............ _ . . . . .... 28 Toyota Olympus Pro Rally . . . ................. . ..... 33 World Championship Acropolis Rally ........ ...... .. 37 Pro CanAm Little Rock 300 ; .... .............. . ..... 38 VORRA Virginia City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 MAA at Perris Speedway ........................... 44 Coors Off Road Classic -Tucson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Brush Run in Wisconsin .................... ........ 47 GORRA's Dusty 50 Miles .......................... 49 BAS Green Bay Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Score Canada at Rimouski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 FORDA in Hollywood ............... · .............. 53 RMORRA at Colorado Springs ...................... 56 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Soap Box by Barlow Racing Team .. : ................. '. 6 Trail Notes ............................. ." .......... 6 Happenings .................................. , . . . . . 8 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 10 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Index to-Advertisers ............................... 58 ON THE COVER-Flying high over the photographers' favorite cattle guard in Baja California, Rodney Hall with Jim Fricker co-driving, has had a remarkable year in the Class 4 Dodge pickup. While every race has not been a cakewalk, and there have been some problems, Rod and the big Dodge have won Class 4 in every major desert race in 1985, including a seventh class victory at the Mint 400: You can't do any better than that! Naturally, Rod Hall is the leader on points in the combined Score and High Desert points series, and he is also the leader by 19 points in the overall Heavy Metal category in the series. Color Photography by Jim Ober of Trackside Photo Enterprises. . . I\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY ~N THE COUN,TRY!! , □ 1 year -$12.00 D 2·years - $20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up_to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name~----------------------------"Kick that tire good while I get this one loose" might be the comment of Dennis Lee to his co-driver Nancy Lee .yhen his Class 2 had a rear flat at the Fireworks 250. Flats were very common on the rugged course, with an ample supply of "Gotcha" rocks hiding under the sand washes. This incident did not stop Lee's team, and they went on to cover three laps before a major disaster put them out of the race. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. I Address --------------------------City State _________________ Zip ________ _ , Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U .S.• Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) Dusty Times August 1985 Page 5

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Soap Box ••• The Other Side Of The Story On The Barstow Penalty Program I would like to suggest that the High Desert Racing Association establish a grievance committee to hear both sides of an issue when there is a problem during a race. First of all, I would like to say that the people at the check points and the officials do a good job. This ia not meant to criticize, but to question. Our car, #1215, started 16th among 57 in Class 1-2-1600 on July 6th in the Fireworks 250 at Barstow. As everyone knows it was a hot, rough race, testing car and driver to the limit. Steven Barlow, my son, started the race. After two laps of hard racing he stopped for fuel and to change drivers, and he had bettered his position. Jim Moulton then got in the car to run the remaining two laps. The race car had already been through some pretty hairy situations, and the course had gotten worse. Jim drove a great race and the car held up with only one flat tire. We were in second place when Jim came into the finish line. His feelings must have been a blend of excitement, relief and fatigue. He pulled up to the flagman and stopped. The engine died and Jim heard one of the officials yell to get the car out of the way, because cars were coming in. He started the engine up, assuming the chip had already been placed in the can, and he moved forward to the next official standing beside the scorekeeper's motor-home. The official yelled at him that the clock was still running on them, and to go back through again. Jim believed the official meant to go forward, re-enter the track, and go through the start/ finish again. He never considered going backwards on the course because he knows that is breaking the rules. Besides he could not see if anyone was coming up behind him.We could not find out from anyone what they would have had him do at that point. Why was the chip not put in at the start/ finish line? They say Jim didn't stop, yet we had witnesses that knew he did. Steve Barlow, who was standing there, had even started forward to help him push the car when he saw the lights on the dash come on when the engine stalled, and he heard someone yell "Get that car out of here". We did not find out until Sunday morning that we had been penalized 30 minutes, and it took all morning to find an official that would tell us what the penalty was for! We were penalized 15 minutes for not stopping at the start/ finish line, which we did, and 15 minutes for re-entering the track, although we were told to go back through. From the very beginning it was a waste of time to plead our case. We only found officials on the defensive, even before hearing our side of the story. ls there such a thing as a fair hearing where the drivers are concerned, when there isn't a clear deliberate breaking of the rules? We were just following instructions. This was the end of a long, hard race, and how can drivers be expected to react flawlessly to confusion. Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton were the second place finishers. They know it and we, their family supporters, know it. The High Desert Racing Asso-ciation needs an unbiased committee to hear both sides of a situation when there isn't a clear and deliberate rules infraction. We should all pursue this idea for all our benefit. But, I am afraid that those reading this statement will forget the time we were the victim and only remember the times we benefited from it. Bunny Barlow This is an open letter to all interested off roaders, regarding the time penalties given by "officials" of the H .D .R .A . Please permit me to explain my side of what happened during the Fireworks 250 last month at Barstow, California. I was driving car 1215 the final two laps, and we were given a 30 minute penalty at the finish line, which moved us from second as finished to fifth on the official results. Fifteen minutes was for not stopping at the finish line and fifteen minutes was for going back to get the chip, which is what "officials" said to do. Coming to the finish line I did not see the man standing alone with the chip. I stopped where I thought the finish line was! I thought I had been given my chip. Having stalled the engine, someone yelled at me "get it out of here, car coming in". After starting the car I went to the corner where another "official" stopped me and said "clock is still running, you don't have your chip, you have to go back to get it". Rather than go backwards on the course I proceeded around the scoring trailer very calmly past the crowd to an opening, so I could get back on the track to get my chip. I then went on, so the can could be removed and the car put in impound for the night. As Americans we have rights. ATTENTION DESERT RACERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA desert races. Check it out on contingency row -Two different classes each event. Page6 If you were stopped by a police-man and given a ticket, you would have the option to present your case to an impartial judge, who would listen to your side of the story. H .D.R.A . officials decided this penalty solely by themselves with no impartial persons present. I feel the H .D.R.A. should have a griev-ance committee made up of impartial persons. I feel these penalties were very unfair, as I stopped at the finish line, killing the motor, and did what the "officials" said to do. I also feel the way the final decision was made was very unfair. I feel all "officials" should be wearing red vests or striped shirts so when you come in you can tell them from the spectators. "Officials" at the finish line ( at Barstow) did not seem to know what was even going on. In the past it seems there have been a lot of penalties decided by such quick decisions, and· then not giving the drivers any say at all. Anyone concerned with these procedures should write to the H.D.R.A. or Score to hopefully get things changed. · Jim Moulton As luck would have it, we were sitting next to the finish tine when car 1215 arrived, happy for your good finish in the huge class, and Judy Smith was sitting next to us. After seeing the car stop in front of the scoring trailer, we both wondered why it went around and back through the finish line at such a sedate pace. Check Judy's Side Tracks column for her observations on the finish line operation. What anyone on the Barlow team neglected to mention was that the penalty not only dropped them in finish position, but dropped their payoff from over two grand to a few hundred bucks. Unfortunately we cannot reproduce the color picture you sent, showing the car stopped along side Walt Lott and an official wearing a black and white striped referee style shirt, highly visible when coming out of the dark desert. The pie also shows the man holding the chip some yards up course, wearing a plain white shirt and pants. We heartily concur that time penalties have in the past been handed out too severly in some cases and not heavy enough in others. We have said before that the combined HORA/SCORE Desert Series needs a common set of rules on matters of this nature, and a grievance committee such as those used at Parker and Lucerne. We invite comment from all quarters on the problem of checkpoint control and time penalties. We think a hay bale chicane on the pavement run to the finish line at Barstow similar to that used at the Speedrome for some years at the Mint 400, might have avoided the majority of these penalties at the Fireworks 250. Volunteers are i1wited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of off road racing. W e 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. August 1985 Trail Notes ••• DUSTY TIMES has heard from a number of subscribers who somehow did not receive their copy of the July i~ue in the mail. There was a definite problem at the post office, because the test copy mailed to the DUSTY TIMES' office has yet to arrive, 24 days after it was mailed. If you are missing your July issue, and would like to have it, albeit a month late, drop us a card and we will take care of it promptly. SNORE, LTD. of Las Vegas, Nevada, had a warm up club race recently for their end of July Midnight Special, which starts and finishes in the dark. While the turnout was light for the Twilight event late in June, the course was super, wandering around Goodsprings on some long ago used race trails, and the weather was beautiful. As is their custom, SNORE combined Classes 1, 2 and 10 in a single unlimited style category. Well on his way to another SNORE points championship, Ron Ellenburg won the class and overall in his Class 10 Hi Jumper. Tom Bradley was second, Bill Kreitlow was third and Don Slagle took fourth in the Unlimited group. In Class 1-2-1600 Rob MacCachren drove to first in class, followed by Ken Freeman, Jr., Jerry Heaton, Brent Bell and Howard Ringe. AT PIKE'S PEAK the regulars on the hillclimb circuit took a beating from the visitors this year. Audi has been aiming for a record on the event for a couple of years, and this year they got it!. Close last year, French rally driver Michele Mouton whipped her Audi Quattro up the hill to win the Open Rally Class by a goodly margin, and she broke.the absolute record set by Al Unser, Jr. in 1982. Mouton;s time this year was 11 :25.39, beating the old mark by nearly 13 seconds. Naturally she won the Pike's Peak Hill Climb overall too. The double triumph must have been hard to swallow for some of the old timers ... a full bodied car, four wheel drive, a foreign made car at that and, a woman driver! · Rod Millen was second in Open Rally Class in his Mazda RX-7 4 x 4, and Jochi Kleint was third in a twin engined VW Golf. Dodge swept the Production Rally Class as John Crawford won in a Shelby Turbo, followed by Larry Huff, Daytona Turbo Z, and Doug Shepherd, Omni GLH. Roger Mears won by a bunch in the Stock Car Division driving a Camaro. Bobby Regester won the open wheel category, while off road champ Don Adams was fourth in a Wells Coyote. Watch for the full feature on Pike's Peak in the September issue of DUSTY TIMES. SIMPSON SAFETY has a new public relations man, Bill Hanyon. Bill attended the Fireworks 250, and he is a real race enthusiast. Off roaders will see more of Hanyon at the major events too. Any questions concerning Simpson Safety Equipment should be directed to Bill Hanyon at Simpson, (213) 320-7231. THE FRONTIER 500 is making history in Nevada. For the first time a major race is teaming up with a well known charity to "Drive Out Dystrophy". The race, of course, is the Frontier 500, and the charity is the Muscular Dystrophy Association. There are several methods of joining the "Drive Out Dystrophy" program. One can sponsor a vehicle in the Frontier 500 by the mile. Should you pledge 50 cents a mile for a certain race car, and if it covers 500 miles, you would pay Muscular Dystrophy $250. The minimum pledge is 25 cents per mile. Another method is by making a flat donation to the charity in the name of the vehicle you sponsor. Or one can raise money via a special event for Muscular Dystrophy. Get the full details on the program by writing to the Frontier 500 "Drive Out Dystrophy", Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1785 East Sahara Ave., Suite 480, Las Vegas, NV 89104. CONGRATULATIONS TO VOYLES VW on their grand opening last month. The place stocks all manner of performance parts and accessories for anything from a race car to a pre-runner or a sand buggy. The new facility is justoff the210 Freeway in Temple City, CA, so check them out when you are in the neighborhood at 10934 Grand Ave. THE FIREWORKS 250 is amply covered elsewhere in this issue. But a couple matters not already belabored are worth mentioning. Apparently the effort to make the twi-night classic a four day affair were less than successful. We understand that the chili cook off, while a lot of fun for those involved, didn't draw much interest other than that. Congrats go to Rosie Orozco's checkpoint crew, who came in third in the chili tasting contest, but they won the award for the best appearing chili cooking team. The effort to again make tech and registration a two day operation reportedly fizzled like a spent firecracker too. Although a number of racers did get the registration over with on Friday, about half a dozen cars came through the contingency and tech inspection area on Friday. Of course only a few contingency donors showed up early also. Many veterans of the two day ritual at the Frontier 500, which also produced few to no cars on the first day, set up shop early Saturday morning. Beyond the need to standardize time penalties throughout the desert points series, which is well explored elsewhere, the only complaint we heard was that the course was poorly marked in many areas, a problem that is fairly common in July on the Barstow course, when some onlookers think it is a game to remove the markers. Drivers from the seasoned veterans to the rookie racers reported losing the course, especially in the dark when the featureless terrain all looks alike. If there is a cure short of painting rocks for keeping a course marked in the summer at Barstow, it hasn't been found yet. TRICK ENTERPRISES have announced an increase in their Contingency awards for competitors using Trick fue! at the Frontier 500. The awards of gasoline now total $4 770 in value, with the gas going to first and second place fini:,hers in all car classes except 6 . Trick Vice President Kevin Reno said, "the marked improvement by off road organizations in their planning and scheduling has led to an increased number of entries in recent events. We are committed to the sport of off road racing, and are happy to expand our program to support the growth of the sport." This is another example of the benefits gained from the combination of Score and High Desert events into one, genuine championship desert series. Dusty Times

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THE SCORE RIVERSIDE gathering is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet at the famous racing facility. This is the 13th round of the prestigious closed course race. Score wisely moved the whole program back into the middle of August, when school is closed, and they also returned to scheduling all day practice on Friday. Both Saturday and Sunday will have a full program of racing. This year all Score classes are listed for Riverside, including a return of the desert unlimited class along with an unlimited class for the stadium racers. The entry fee for car classes is down to $300 and that factor alone should bring a bunch of desert denizens to the longer and more open style short course track at Riverside. The 1985 event sponsor is Turbo Wash, and what better sponsor could the Riverside races have. Every entrant will wash his car a half dozen times during the weekend. RODNEY HALL is one of the busiest men in off road racing, and he has a new and exciting project in the works. Called "Ram Weekend" Rod is putting together a real old fashioned four wheeling trip in the High Sierras for late September. Sparked by the organizational capabilities of Mark Smith, master of the Rubicon and the Jeepers Jamboree, the long weekend will be packed with activity. Owners of Dodge Ram Chargers and Ram Tough trucks will be invited to participate in the trail rides through scenic back country roads, and also fish and swim in the Rubicon River. The base camp will be at Rubicon Springs, but camp is a definite understatement for the place. The evenings will feature steak frys and barbecues, with Western style entertain-ment. All meals will be catered. So participants need to bring only their sleeping bags or shelter, and get ready to do a lot of four wheeling. Get the full details from Rod Hall Racing, 2150 Hunter Lake Drive, Reno, Nevada 89509. AMSA has changed the formarof the Labor Day weekend event at Cahfornia City. Jim Webb: announced tecentl:y-that~due to :a.:strorig arnounfofiintetest ' exhibited by potential major sponsors and suppor.ters_for AMSA's 24 Hour Desert Endurfoce Championship, and the shoft"ain0unt of time t.o'.ptdpedy stage sucl:i a major event, AMSA'.has changedtHe-ta·ce·datMorcthiir firs~-24 Hour Desert Endµrance Champienship 'to the11986 Labor Day' ·Weeker\:'d. Plan ahead, it should be a keen eve'nt. Replacing the 24 hour event on Sunday, September 1, 1985, isa6 Hour Endurance Race at California City and Rand Mountain. Registration and tech inspection will start on Saturday, August 31 at four in the afternoon, allowing competitors to pre-run on Saturday, race on· Sunday, and still have the Monday holiday at home. AMSA has started a competition committee for its events. The new committee will make recommendations to AMSA on procedures and rules interpretations for formal action. Any driver entered in the event may volunteer to serve on the committee. THE SCORE SHOW management has announced the 1986 dates for gathering of goodies at the Anaheim Convention Center, The 9th Annual Score Show will be mid year in 1986 on June 19, 20, 21 and 22. Show Director Alex X ydias has been able to secure two halls in the complex, with 200,000 square feet available for exhibits. Although it is late in the season for trade sales, it should prove to be a good time for the consumer hours of operation. THE HEART RACING TEAM out of Reno, Nevada is a great idea that deserves support. The off road racing team is made up of handicapped and disabled people, and the HEART stands for Handicapped Enthusiasts Ability . Rehabilitation and Training. The idea is to show the capabilities of handicapped people in the sport, and to show they can be competitive too. HEART is headed by former racer and 15 year amputee Jim Maddox.The race car will be built, maintained and rac5d by handicapped and disabled persons. Maddox said of the project, "l was in racing before, so consequently I know how enjoyable it is. We want to take handicapped and disabled people out on the race course, give them a ride, and show them what it is all about. It is the only thing like it in the country. Although we are not in racing to be the first or the only, we just want to have people aware we are out there." Maddox displayed a donated rolling VW chassis and body atVORRA's Day/Night250 race. He said they have a donated engine that will really get the Class 5-1600 Baja Bug off the ground. He remarked that many major companies supporting off road racing have promised parts and help. Still, more supporting members are needed, and "normies" are more than welcome to the non-profit organization. A tax deductible ten dollar membership donation (or any help or resources) will bring the team's bi-monthly newsletter and the National Handicapped Sports Report to the donor, Contact HEART at P.O. Box 74, Reno, NV 89504. MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE ATTRACTIONS, who recently moved the short course series to Perris Speedway south of Riverside, CA, ,may be in trouble. The reports were circulating at the LAColiseum race that they had not paid the purse at the event reported in this issue. It would be tough to draw the drivers back to a race when the purse is missing from the previous one. Those planning on competing at Perris should check with the promoter or the Speedway before setting out for the coming events. THEWS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM was the site of the fourth race in the MTEG serfes this year, and many features invoked memories of earlier races here in 1979 and 1980 that started the stadium racing syndrome. The good news is that over 40 thousand people came to watch the antics of the off road cars, celebrities in Nissan 4 x 4s, Odysseys and and 3 and 4 wheel A TVs. The bad news is that the program, starting at 7 p.m., dragged on,until well after 11 p.m. Many spectators had departed before the bang em up main events even began. It was show biz all the way with a fireworks display signaling the start of each heat, and leaders pictures flashed on the electronic screen. Unfortu-nately the score board displayed constant commercial messages about sponsors, organizers, and lot, and failed to run the results c>f each event. Apparently they figured the majority of the audience didn't know who the drivers were anyhow. Sad to say, the after race fisticuffs again occured at the Coliseum too, as drivers continued their individual contests aftet the checkered flag had fallen. Stadium racing seems to bring on the fist fights like no other site. It could be the close quarters the competitors endure both in the pits and on the race track that fires tempers, along with the midJuly heat. Ivan Stewart won the truck main by inches, Frank Arciero took Clas·s 1 and Greg George won Class 10. The full report comes next month. Dusty Times ~t{~ s\\ ~~~~~ · New Baja 1000 Route···· The Frontier 500 is the Frontier 500 Right at press time Score Inter-national announced a drastic change for the format and the route of the 1985 Baja 1000. Gone, happily, is the overnight stop, gone too are the logistics of a Mexicali start and an Ensenada finish. Score now· plans to run the Baja 1000 non-stop, which most competitors prefer. The route will once again start and finish in Ensenada, and basically follow the course used in 1981. If your memory fails on the 1981 1000' route, it went from Ensenada to El Rayo, Valley de Trinidad, Mike's Sky Rancho, · ,c:;JWW·-~ ~h s!n ,Qll!n ti9£,~nlfrc! paSt die _Sauzahto Mmes en rnute t9 $~ntq lhez ~µ.cl.Punta f :ri~qi. :Ev_ery 1ft9 r't'.f{ being macleJo·\l-'7oid:tlje 'fam'c5us •. silt·· beds~ befbte · Pu'Jta :tlrn¥'.' th.f n -rht 'c:C~frr~(l g•oi·s ·north through El Crucero toward Gonzaga Bay, into Puertocitos after the famous Sisters, and to San Felipe. Northwest across Diablo Dry Lake, bade through Valle de Trinidad, Santa Catar-ina, El Rayo and Ojos Negros, the course will take the survivors back into Ensenada. The mileage listed on the 1981 map is 805, and the common route is from Ensenada to Valle de Trinidad and return: For those who really plan ahead, the 1986 Baja 1000 will once again make the traditional and romantic . trek from Ensen-ada to La Paz, and that should be a dandy race to think about doing. Mid summer gave birth to many varied and wild rumors ;1bgut. the futur~ a_nd fortune;; of . the HDRA,.Frnntier, 500.-,'.J;he stQr.ies .ral,}ged ,Ji;9m -the, lG.,s,s, pf ?POflSOr:sh,ip...,. ~rgo_, no cfl).Ce at,a_!L, to tro4ble& ·in Las:~ egiis betw~I) the 'organizers and -the. Frontier Hotel and Casino, who have sponsored HORA events for over three years. Well gang, long dis-tance racers should keep the Sep~ tember 7 date open for the Frontier 500, which will be closer to 700 miles this year. The draw-ing for starting numbers is sche-duled for August 15, at the Frontier Hotel of course. As ofJuly 27 Walt Lott con-firmed that the race would indeed be called the Frontier 500, s_pon-sored by the Hotel of the same name. He also said the route was in fact the one announced in July, from Sloan to Gabbs and return to Sloan. The route out· of Gabbs features a lot of new terrain and more keen little towns as check-points. The route will join the outbound course around Beatty and return v_ia Lathrop Wells, -Johnnie-and-finish ,inSloan . :,--51:)r alL y:ou-;desert-types who like:tbe lqng endurance style races haye@-pair of-them coming up. There is a couple of months in between, time to lick the w.ounds from Nevada and get ready for 800 miles of Baja run-,·n in g the second week in November. 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." August 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. Usirig 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. Page 7

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1985 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 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 Janua~y 11,. 1986 Annual Awards Banquet Phoenix, AZ AMSA American Motor Sports Association P.O. Box 5473 Fresno, CA 93755 (209) 439-2114 August 31-September 1 6 Hour Desert Endurance Race California City, CA October 26 California 500 Palm Springs, CA AMERICAN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION John Ohanesian P.O. Box 31811 Phoenix, AZ 85046 (602) 867-4769 BAJA IN WISCONSIN OFF ROAD SERIES Kevin Dawson Rt. 3, Box 895 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (414) 248-8566 August 10 Lake Geneva Raceway August 24 Lake Geneva Raceway BANZAI OFF ROAD CENTER Bryan Christensen 2729 No. 62nd Omaha, NE 68104 (a)l events at Riverfront Motorsports Park) August 18 Sportsman - Odysseys - 3 Wheelers September 8 Sportsman - Odysseys - 3 Wheelers ,,..October 6 Flanders Day -Sportsrnan Season Finale BERRIEN AUTO CROSS SERIES Coordinator - Gil Parker 7406 S. 12th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (616) 375-1233 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 L<la.l.., WE"~ \<.NOW Wl-lA, li,.,,,..i.l'lll.ir1-v1 '(OU 1\Jf:. C.ON\E Foe ... LvAAr '\'OU'VE:' WAITED l 'Z. MO~nl$ 1b 45£.£" l¼AIN ! ... NOW GE, ~EAl>'l' As THE Fl'R~T CAR ,A~E S 1HE sr.,..., .. ... ~rw, u,11..-· 'C), ~ Pages COBRA RACING P.O. Box 19407 Oklahoma City, OK 73119 ( 405) 232-4231 - ( 405) 685-3450 (All off road ;aces will be held at the 59th & Douglas track, Oklahoma City.) FORDA -Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 August 11 Hollywood Speedway Hollywood, FL September 1 Tallahassee 150 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL October 13 Hollywood Speedway Hollywood, FL . , Nove~ber 3 Brevard Co. Off Road Par.l< Sharpes, FL •'"";.: December 1 Brevard Co. Off Road Park Sharpes, FL January 5, 1968 Florida State Fairgrounds Speedway Tampa, FL February 2, 1986 Citrus Co. Speedway Inverness, FL March 21-23, 1986 Florida 400 Crowder Pitts Tallahassee, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 10 Superstition 250 II Night Race El Centro, CA August 1985 ' ' GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 404) 927-6432 August 25 50 Mile Race Atlant;, GA September 8 100 Mile Race .Montgomery, AL September 22 50 Mile Race Atlanta, GA October 27 100 Mile Race Atlanta, GA .,,, .i,,,, GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Lov"eland, CO 8053 7 CORRA (3d3 r669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMDRRA (303) 597-8239 WKR.(913) 332-3402-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 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 events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) August 23-26 Gravelrama XV October 6 Kiss Point Series Drags MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE ATTRACTION P.O. Box 3741 Orange, CA 92665 (714) 997-224 7 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 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 August 2-3 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX September 6-7 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX October 4-5 Cowtown Speedway Fort Worth, TX ORS.A 1920 Crown Ave. West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 372-4257 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 16-18 200 Mile Horn Rapids Shootout Richland, WA September 20-22 Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR Dusty Times

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SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6625 August 3 I-September 1 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 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 Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 September 7-8 Thetford Mines, Quebec September 28-29 Middletown, New York SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-0317 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 89106 (702) 452-4522 September 27-29 Holiday Casino & KC Hilites Snore 250 Jean, NV November 23 Points Race Las Vegas, NV Dusty Times SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION 460 No. Beaumont Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005 (715) 272-1489 August 3-4 Hodag 50 Rhinelander, 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 September 20-22 VORRA Bonus Points Race Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR October 13 Championship Off Road Race Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA August 25 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. September 15 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. October 13 Mt. Cheam Raceways Rosedale, B.C. August 31-Septemb~r 1 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI September 21-22 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 August 22 Labatt's Supercross Stampede Park Calgary, Alberta ATTENTION RACE. ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your 11)85 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this · column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 9r3or. September 1-2 Dayton/VORRA 300 Join in the ~l~TZe MAIL COUPON TODAY! Experie11ce the Excitement ot the Mltm4(10 withoot tbedust Above photo is prototype. Actual game may differ slightly. Dayton, NV •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• II ,e"i· ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES, INC. £/IJ 326W. KATELLAAVE., SUITE4·HDT ORANGE, CALIFORNIA 92667 (714) 538-5878 YES! D Send me __ copy of the new and exciting "MINT 400 OFF-ROAD GAME" for $24.95 (Plus $2.50 each shipping & handling). My check or money order for$. ____ enclosed. VISA □ MASTERCARD□ Card#-______________ _ Expiration date .. · ____________ Signature .. · ___________ _ Name, _____________________________ _ Address ___________________________ _ City_ ______________ State _________ Zip. ____ _ (California residents add 6% tax) Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. August 1985 Page9

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Side Tracks ••• , By Judy Smith on the pavement apparently. didn't work that way, and at least While we stood at the finish one veteran racer admitted line we overheard the forwarding coming into that one faster than of a radio message from the he had anticipated, and sliding in checkpoint people at Check 1. rather hard. He felt concern They were reporting to the about the incident, and thought officials at the start line that two that a more carefully planned vehicles ( which will remain location would have prevented, unidentified here) had come into racers from coming in to the the check "too fast". The. checktoofast.Hewasnotoneof message was given to an official the drivers we heard mentioned for his attention. in the radio report. As the first ·several cars wfre We continued to stay in the . due to finish, the flagman, Andy area of the start/finish until Dishong, stood clutching a list approximately 1 a.m.; although made up by the scoring team, we didn't stand right at the finish which told him the numbers of line for most of that time. We the first few cars that were could see vehicles coining up to expected to come in. Andy had the line, but the flagman himself, nootherwaytoknowwhowasto the stub man and any other get the checkered flag. He also officials were obscured from our The Sourapas/Aichardson Class 10 Aaceco makes a clean stop at Check 1, the had no way to know which car ·view by spectators and finished one stop check with a fast approach that caused penalties for some drivers. was which until it was practically cars parked in the impound area. The HORA Fireworks 250 about 50 feet before the scoring at the lin.e, and then he'd whip While we were there we saw was a huge success this year, trailer, which was also the out·the checkered flag and wave two vehicles pass other vehicles attracting a starting field of 268 location of the start/finish line. it at the car. It was pretty easy for within the last 100 feet or so of vehicles to hot and dusty The official with·the stubs'for the ; a while, because Andy h~c;l bten ;,the c9urse before, the startlfipish Barstow. The drivers' meeting-," cahs was ai: tRe finish line; as was "'·there all day\ and in general could Line. We SJlW several. who were. was held just an hour before the 4 · the flagman with the checkered · ideQtify the lead cars in the front .obviously coming in very hot, p.m. start, and Walt Lott, the flag wheri if got near the end of classes~ · -.. _. - ·-and would have to slide through HORA president, is reported to the race. Later in the evening itgotto be,· ~he-"line".c There was one w_ho have emphasized the importance There were no pits in this area a lot harder, and most finishers got his chit, then circled around of stopping at the checkpoints. this year, which was a big didn't get a checkered flag, the scoring trailer, through the We are told that he "suggested improvement in that it kept the because, until they got to where impound,andranbackoutsome-there would be serious penalties are a c 1 ear of crowds and the scoring team could see them, where to his pit crew, apparently. for missing checkpoints or eliminated the danger of cars no one knew who they were, and Minutes later he went back driving recklessly near them." pulling in and out. It also kept the finish line officials could through the start/ finish line, and E I • th Ch. f confusion down to a minimum certainly not be expected to keep out on the course again. Another a r Y 1 n e r_ ace, 1 e for the scorers. track in their heads. Most times racer, losing track of where the stek~rd Dahe Whir• ·11\<:> w~s We stood and watched the the driver was the one who bore finish line was, missed the man w-:dr tnhg at t e startd lhms me, is activities at the finish line for the responsibility of knowing with his chit(he'd finally become sa1 to ave reporte t at "all the . h'l . . r h h th h f' · h d t· d f · b k d fo th to drivers were following Walt s?me time w 1 ~ -:va1tmg ror t e w e er e was mis e or not. ire o movmg ac an r Lott's ge tl . d first couple of fm1shers to come This caused some confusion, as it put chits in the cans, apparently) · n e remm er to stop · I 11 d k h r · h and he told he d d t t safely at the s/f." m. t a seeme to wor i::retty as 1or years, mt at many racers w n nee e o ge wel 1. We were especial! y look for the checkered flag to tell his stub, the racer pulled around This year the start/finish was again situated at the end of the pavement strip that runs across the back of the Community College. Racers came onto this pavement through a narrow slot between two tall berms, and a flagman, with a red flag, was very close to the beginning of the pavement, waving his flag in warning. There was another flagman, also with a red flag, Page 10 interested to see that the them where the finish line is. the scoring trailer, through the gentleman with the stubs for the Without it they're uncertain, and impound to a clear. spot, and cans was so cooperative about in their tired and not too bright came in to the start/finish-again, moving forward or backward, as condition, they don't know in a forward direction, to get his much as 30 feet or so, to put a where to stop 0r what to do next. ticket. stub in a can, wherever the driver We were told by some racers Now, if you've been able to finally managed to stop his that the outlying checks were keep track through all this vehicle. Some drivers, of course, almost all situated in places verbiage, you will have noted yelled that their brakes weren't where the car was already slowed that in every case where we noted working, as they slid across. downbythelayoutofthecourse. or heard of an incident there Others just misjudged the They told us that only one wereatleasttwocarsguiltyofthe distance needed to slow or stop checkpoint had a location that same type of behavior. · August 1985 We are in full agreement with the promoters of off road races these days that the safety rules must be obeyed, and accidents and hazardous situations must be avoided if the insurance costs are .to be kept at tolerable levels. The whole sport is doomed to die if we carelessly allow spectators or checkpoint personnel to be injured due to the poor judge-ment of a racer. We think that penalties and disqualifications, such as have been handed out at several races this season (by SCORE, HORA, and AMSA) are the only method the promoter has to enforce the safety regulations. But we feel strongly that the penalties should be handed out evenly, and that all those who break the rules should be penalized. . At the Fireworks 250 we heard a radio report about two well known racers coming in to Check 1 "too fast". Only one of those racers was penalized, but it didn't lose him a position. We saw two racers pass other race vehicles within the "no passing zone" near the~start finish, yet only one of those racers was penalized. We saw two racers take a careful side trip through the impound area in order to get back to the course, and only one of those drivers was penalized. And we saw more than two racers slide through the finish line, but penalties were assessed on only two. The rules make sense, and so do the penalties. But to the racer who has been penalized it sometimes seems unjust that he has no voice in the matter. For this race there was never a time announced when unofficial results would be posted, or when official results would go up. It has generally been assumed that once the official results are posted there is an hour in which to make official protests, and appeal any penalties assessed. The HORA folks never posted any official results. The unofficial results were on the wall at Rosita's and on the boards at the start/ finish line, where they'd been during the race. Three of the racers who'd been penalized could see it on the boards .. One of them knew what he'c;I done, and (ully expected the penalty and had no quarrel with it. One other was unsure of the reasons for the penalty and w"ished to discuss it with officials. He and his crew could find no notice that told him which official to see, where the official results would be up, or how long he had to present an appeal. There seemed to be no individual who could give them the information either. He finally tracked down a gaggle of officials at Rosita's, and after some discussion with them he wrote an appeal and handed it in, whereupon he was told that they'd get to it "right away". Nothing came of it. One other racer, whose penalty was not noted on the unofficial results posted at Rositas or at the finish line, found out about it only when he was given the trophy and check for a position lower than he knew he'd won. He asked about making an appeal and was told it "was final" and that was all there was to it. We feel that the HORA folks are working in the right direction when they try to toughen up their rules to prevent injury to the hard working checkpoint people and spectators. But we contend that their rules must be the same for all racers, or they will never have the desired effect. If a well known, popular racer can get away with charging a checkpoint, the less well known driver is going to do it too. He will figure he can argue about it later. . We also feel that the institution of the "Grievance Committee" which has been used earlier this year in this same HORA/SCORE series·, is a good one and should not be overlooked. There was apparently no such animal this time, or if there was it was very well hidden. Such a committee can take a lot of work and anguish off the shoulders of the hard working officials. The officials could still get a few h0urs sleep, and the committee can listen to the appeals and protests. Of course, before that can happen, the officials must discipline themselves to the point that they post first, unofficial results, then official results, and allow at least that ,traditional hour for the negotiat-ing and discussions. Dusty Times

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H Fl WALKER EVANS BLAZES HIS DODGE RAM TO HIS FIFTH FIREWORKS VICTORY IN CLASS 8. The fireworks were brilliant. The temperature was hot: 108 degrees. The chili was even hotter. But the hottest spectacle of the weekend was the competition on the 6()-mile course of the Barstow Fireworks 250 off-road race. The course cut through the Great Mojave, which dished out its usual, unforgiving treachery: Dust. Silt. Cracked volcanic rock. And virtually unbearable heat. But when the Goodyear drivers (Walker Evans in Class 8, Jim Conner in Class 7, and J.M. Bragg in Class 3) crossed the finish line after four laps apiece, victory belonged to them. And the tires that took them to victory are the very same tires that you can buy for your truck: Goodyear Wrangler radials. Congratulations to Walker, Jim and IM. for proving once again how Goodyear Wrangler radials are engineered to take on the toughest terrain, the toughest conditions. , GLER ITHE JIM CONNER TAKES HIS NISSAN KING CAB TO THE CLASS 7 CROWN. J.M.· BRAGG RACES HIS CLASS 3 JEEP TO HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE FIREWORKS WIN. So no matter what kind of truck you own, get Goodyear Wrangler radials. · Because when the heat is on, you need a tire that will keep its cool. WRANGLER RADIAL. WE RACE THE TIRES YOU BUY. Congratulations also to J. W. Edwin Spear and Bill Krueger, winners of the Fireworks Chili Cook-Off GOOD;riEAR

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Tom Koch put his Raceco in front on the second lap, increased his lead in the next two rounds, survived near disaster when the fuel gave out on the last lap, and Koch won the big race overall by a good three minutes, driving alone to the well deserved rewards. THE HDRA FIREWORKS 150 By Jean Calvin · All year the entry numbers in the HORA/ Score desert series races have been growing, with each event to date pulling ·near record entries. Still, no one was prepared,. including the HORA, for the onslaught of entry for the 14th annual Fireworks 250 on the familiar Barstow course. It was an all time record high for a · race on this course! There were 280 entries, and 268 of them started the race. While the starting entry was indeed a record, the sizzling temperatures on the high desert were mercifully less than a record. When the race started at four in· the afternoon, the ambient _ temp was hovering around 108°F., several degrees under last year. A handy cloud cover, while intermittent, did Tom Koch Tops a Record Entry at the Barstow Sizzler help the stiffling heat problems, and the predicted rain did not materialize. The familiar course, starting and finishing at the Barstow Community College parking lot, had a new dog leg in the early section that brought the total miles per lap into the 60 mile area. This year HORA reverted to the practice of requiring the slower classes to cover less distance for an official finish. While the majority of the entry were to cover four laps in the ten hour time allowance, several had to cover only three rounds. Three lap classes included both Class 6s, 11, 12 and 7 4 x 4. The Score Challenger class had been · scheduled for three laps, but at the drivers' meeting the 18 entries voted to go the four laps, and six of them did. The entire race program took place on the Saturday, with tech and registration starting at 8 a.m., as did the contingency inspection. A host of manufac-turers came out for the occasion, mostly huddling under portable tents to keep from frying· their hides. Tech shut down around 2:00 p.m., giving the workers a much needed two hour breather before the race began. Because of the heavy entry, the cars were scheduled to start one every 15 seconds in order to get them off the line before the first of the hot dogs finished the initial lap. As it · turned out, they all got away with about a ten minute gap before the first car returned. Class 2 was first away with a pack of thirty massive two seaters waiting in the hot sun for the green flag. Dust was a real problem in the heavy traffic, but there was a good breeze on some parts of the course, although visibility in the canyons never did get better until sundown. The · heavy hitters hauled off toward the Slash X Ranch in one giant herd, stretching out in the rocks beyond. First to complete the first lap, with an apparent dust free run, first on the road advantage, was the Raceco of Rob Richey and Jon Fredregill, setting fast time of the day at 1: 14 .51. It was several minutes before another car appeared, the Raceco of .Mint 400 winner Jim Temple and his son Mark, who turned a 1:18.50. They we·re closely tagged by Danny Letner, at 1:19.57, in the Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Porsche powered Raceco, and a whole herd were in the early l:20s. The Temples put down another 1:18.50 -lap, and at mid distance the Richey Raceco led Class 2 over the Temples by a mere eight seconds. Some contenders were missing at this point, including Letner. Dave Kreisler had grenaded an engine in his Raceco pickup, Frank Arciero, Jr. had a spark plug break in the overheated head on the Toyota pickup, and the tales of woe were legion. Vic Vanella, who had a good 1:22.29 first lap, stopped to put his secret weapon in the Raceco for the remaining three, the team of Jim and Billy Wright; they were moving up in the ranks. The competition tightened Class 2 was a Raceco sweep. Las Vegas youngsters Ed and Tim Herbst a rove to a fine second in class with no problems, and they were eighth overall. Whee/stands brought Vic Vanella and Jim Wright home with second fastest time in Class 2, and their Raceco was an official third in th~ class. Jerry and Bob Leighton had no troubles, except dust, and they finished quickly, taking second in Class 10 and a very fine fourth overall. Page 12 August 1985 Dusty Times

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win last year by mere seconds, was close, his Raceco doing a 1: 16.33. Mark McMillin had the Chenowth/Porsche just over a minute slower on the first round,-followed in 1 ½ minutes by Ivan Stewart in the Toyota pickup. Bob Richey and John Fredregill enjoyed a dust free first lap, and fast lap of the race, en route to a keen first in Class 2 and third overall in the Raceco. John and Rick Hagle have been close, and last July they scored their first Class 10 win, a dandy second overall as well in the handsome Raceco-ORE. Midway Noel lost about 20 minutes, and he was to lose gobs more time before finishing eighth and last in class. Koch laid down a 1: 17.01 to take over top spot overall with a total time of 2:33.35. Nearest to him in Class 1 at this point was Al Arciero, with a time of 2:43.09 in the family Funco Hustler. Coming on strong, solo Raceco driver Ron Brant was next with 2:4 7 .05, and Stewart was less than 40 seconds behind him. But Sumners faded to 11th on the last lap with trans trouble. Indeed, the fourth lap did damage to several top runners. John and Rick Hagle had no problems on the course, and they scored their first victory in four years of off road racing. They had no flats, nothing but a fuel stop and driver change en route to victory. Their total time of 5:18.42 not only gave them the Class 10 win, but a keen second , overall. Rob Tolleson likes the Barstow course, and he led from wire to wire in the 57 car 1-2-1600 bash, reporting no trouble at a/1 in the Bill Varnes built Mirage SS. Arriving about 12 minutes later, Kit Trenholm was the Class 10 driver involved with the Vanella car at the finish line. In fact, Trenholm passed the Class 2 on the pavement run to the checkered, and flew past the finish line. The car was penalized 30 minutes and dropped from· second to sixth in class. With a total road time only ten seconds longer than Irvine's, Jerry and Bob Leighton zoomed into second in class, fourth overall, also reporting no real troubles except for heavy dust in the daylight. more atter three laps,- as the Temples stopped to change an axle. Richey/Fredregill held the lead at 4:03.42 total time, the Temples had 4:08.30, just barely ahead of the Wrights at4:08.51, and the ranks were thinning. Strange things happened in the dark last lap. Mark Temple landed on a giant rock just a few miles from pay dirt and broke a trailing arm, and that entry was . done. The Richey Raceco was still first on the road among the Class 2s, and it was the third car of the entire entry to finish. Bob Richey and Jon Fredregill not only won Class 2 cleanly, leading all the way on time as well, but they placed third overall, in 5:31.42! The next two seater home was the Vanella Raceco, but Jim Wright raced.all the way to the line with a Class 10 and overshot the finish. His time of 5:36.47 was enhanced by a 15 minute penalty, dropping the entry from second to third in class. Arriving third on elapsed time, officially second, with a consistent quartet of lap times were Ed and Tim Herbst in another Raceco, about 18 minutes behind the class winner. Also turning consistent times, the team of Gary Schnekenburger and Gary Rodders were fourth, followed in by Tom and Steve Martin. All of the first five drove Racecos. With troubles almost all the way, Corky and Scott McMillin got the Chenowth/Porsche in sixth, followed by a similarly troubled Jerry Penhall/Dennis Sigalos in another Chenowth. Running w,ell until .the last lap, Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree were tenth, the final Class 2 finisher. Class 10 was second off the line, and all the 34 starters intended to win the -big purse. Local driver and former winner here, Larry Bolin came from his last starting position to set fast Dusty Times time for the class on the first lap, a 1:16.42, but Larry was seen no . more. Bolin's Redwood Racing teammate Mark Broneau was next on time at 1:18.29, but he lost 50 minutes on the next lap, had a good third round, but failed to finish. The only othe·r car in the teens was the Raceco of eventual winners John and Rick Hagle, who did a 1:19.46. Bags more were in the early 1 :20s on the first lap. · Midway a half dozen 1650cc cars were well up among the two seaters on the road, including the Jack Irvine/Kit Trenholm Raceco, which had started first. But, with a 1:19.10 second lap, the handsome Hagle O.R.E. built car was leading on time at a total _ of 2:38.56. Jerry and Bob Leighton were next with 2:41.04, but Jim Sumners, going solo in the two seat Raceco, was tight at 2:41.39. A pack more 10s were just a coup1e minutes back on time. The Hagles put down a 1: 17 .07 third lap to take a firm grip on the class lead, and become a · real challenge for overall honors. 'Summers moved into second, about seven minutes back, with Irvine/Trenholm only three minutes behind him. Marty Reider did the solo act in his Raceco, finishing another seven minutes back for a solid third, about 18 minutes ahead of the Rabbit powered Raceco of Greg Aronson and Craig Watkins. James Ward and Terry Jeffers were another three minutes back in fifth, followed in 11 minutes by Steve Sourapas/ Dave Richardson, Raceco, and most of the 13 Class 10 finishers were home in good time. Next off the line, and accepting their status as third fastest class a bit more these days, were the 19 Class 1 stormers, with a dozen potential winners in the bunch. Facing the unaccumstomed heavy traffic of 64 cars ahead of them did not slow the swift ones much. Larry Noel zinged off a 1:14.56 lap, just shy of overall fast time, to lead the class on the first round in his Chaparral. Flying two tons plus of Dodge truck is a Walker Evans habit, and the many time ·champion led all the way at Barstow to win Class 8 by a good 16 minutes. August 1985 There were reports that Jack Johnson had his Chenowth up among the leaders before losing a ring and pinion at Check 7; Jack joined his teammate Rob MacCachren in retirement, as Rob's Class 10 Bunderson suffered a similar fate after one lap. · Tom Koch, who missed the This is the system run by most off road race winners Tom Koch, who stopped only once for fuel, was not going to be denied this victory. He whipped off a 1:16.50 third lap, and whistled in the first of any class to finish. Tom reported no trouble at all, except in the final ten miles, where he felt he was running r;.,.. r;.,.. r;r r;.,.. r;.,.. 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Going solo at Barstow, Marty Reider flew his Raceco nicely into · Using Rabbit out of FAT power in their Raceco, Greg Aronson Despite the loss of power steering, Ron Brant drove his Raceco fast and steady and Brant ended up a keen second in Class 1, sixth overall. third in Class 10, and Marty put the single seater home fifth and Craig Watkins ran close all day in Class 10 and finished overall too. fourth in class. Although minor mechanical woes stopped him a couple of times, Ivan Stewart herded the Toyota pickup into a close third. Mark and Monica Barnes kept their two seat Raceco close the whole way, and they ended up a great second in the huge Class 1-2-1600. Larry Smit_h and Jon Kennedy have had a tough year in their two seat Raceco, but at Barstow they got a good finish, officially third. John and Rick Lind came back from serious trouble midway in the race to catch up to the herd and finish a fine fourth in 1-2-1600 in the ORC. Steve Kelley had some steering troubles with the GMC, but he trucked on to finish very well, second in the hard fought Class 8 battle. The GMC of Mike Nesmith and Randy Salmont zooms out of a dusty ditch at the Fireworks 250, en route to third in class and the points lead. r;a-- r;a--out of gas. He nursed the coughing Raceco along, losing only about six minutes off his other lap times. He finished clean in 5: 15 .22 for the overall victory, first on the road and in Class 1. Ron Brant kept up his steady, swift pace to sail in second in class. Ron admitted that a solo ·drive on the Barstow course with failed power steering can be tiring. Most drivers reported the course was rougher than normal, and harder on both the -equipment and the bodies. Ivan Stewart had a few minor woes, but arrived just four minutes ISuMMERn.MEl ~ FUN·t ~ -~ • 8 ; SUPERSTITION I_ I 250 lil ! II ~ SATURDAY NIGHT ~ ; AUGUST 10, 1985 j I INFO: ~ ~ DAYS: JEFF WRIGHT ; -~ (619) 561-4810 j ! EVENINGS: FUD ,. u~~~:~~ Page 14 behind Brant for a fine third. After early problems Chet and Lloyd Huffman nailed fourth, merely four minutes ahead of Mark McMillin, who was only two minutes ahead of Darryl Woody in an A Arm Func6. An incredible 57 starters showed up in Class 1-2-1600, and they stretched out of sight in the staging area. They ended up running so close together, in giant packs of eight or more on the trail, that it was impossible to tell who was who, let alone what position they held. A former winner on this course, young Rob Tolleson had his Mirage single seater around with quick time on the first lap, 1:25.05, only about 45 seconds faster than Mark and Monica Barnes in a two seat Raceco. In the next 2½ minutes, no less than a dozen entries recorded times under 1 :29, so it was a wide open race with only six missing on the first lap. At half distance Tolleson still held his lead, now a margin of one minute seven seconds. Absolutely tied on time for second were the Barnes, and Lance and Glenn Tidwell, also in a Raceco. Right in their dust at 2:57.06 were Tom Malloy and John Basso, but they went no farther. Another half minute back were Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton in a Hi Jumper, and a half dozen more were in the next couple of minutes. The Tidwells lost about 50 minutes on lap 3 and sank to Older cars do just fine in Class 9. Ted Armstrong and Tom Moessner took their Funco SS 2 around four times to the 1200 cc class victory. August 1985 15th at the flag. Up front Tolleson, on home ground from years of bike racing, did a 1 :28 third lap to gain his biggest lead so far, four minutes over Mark Barnes, who in turn had four minutes on Barlow/Moulton, and nobody else was within ten minutes of the three leaders. Slowing only a few minutes on the final 1ap, Rob Tolleson led from flag to flag to not only win the biggest purse of the race in Class 1-2-1600, but he also finished an incredible tenth overall, incredible considering that close to 90 unlimited racers started in front of him. Jim Moulton turned the fastest last lap, 1:29.53, the Barnes had some problem, and Barlow/ Moulton came in just four· and a half minutes behind Tolleson in a strong ·second. However, the Barlow Hi Jumper stopped in the wrong place, apparently, as the engine stalled at the finish line, so it made a loop around the scoring trailer to stop in the right place. The team found out the next day the episode cost them a 30 minute penalty and a drop to fifth place. Mark Barnes arrived about 11 minutes behind Moulton, and was the official second place in class, 11 minutes ahead of Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy in a Raceco. After a strong start, troubles midway, John and Rick Lind got their O.R.C. home in fourth another three minutes out. Bob Davidson/Kory Vasques were sixth in a Las Vegans Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope scored a long sought victory in Class 5. The pair led all the way in a tight contest and won by a mere ten minutes. Dusty Times

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Usually a Class 9 winner, Jim Dizney and Mike McCrory had to repair collision damage before bringing the Chenowth · in for second place. Still working out new car glitches, Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen hung tough at Barstow and ended up second in the close Class 5 contest. . Roger Mears' new desert Nissan had a check list full of troubles, but Roger kept going well into the night to finish second in Class Bunderson, and behind them the next eight were about two minutes each apart. In all, 22 of the 1600s finished four laps. · The first of the "heavies" off the line were the Class 8 pickups. The beautiful new Frank Vessels truck was a non starter, due to suspension problems found while testing that very morning. With his newest truck being in a "rethink" mode at home, Walker Evans took off fast in his older, desert proven Dodge. In top form, Evans set fast lap for the class on the first round, a quick 1:25.49. Exactly eight minutes back was Dave Shoppe, Ford, and a brace of trucks were four to eight more minutes back. Evans slowed a tad on his next' lap, holding a nine minute lead midway over Steve Kelley, GMC, who had a skinny 15 seconds on Shoppe, who was to have serious delays on the next two laps. Walker Evans kept up his pace, returning to the winner's laurels after a spring dry spell, and Walker was a happy man at the flag. Kelley, who broke a pitman arm and had a flat on the last lap, still came in second in class, about 16 minutes down, but an hour ahead of Mike Nesmith and Randy Salmont, whose GMC nailed down third, Bill Howard and Richard Nelson, Chevy, were fourth, followed by Shoppe, and Stan Gilbert, Ford. Class 9 numbered nine at Barstow, but only three went four, laps. W.J. Bradbury and Steve Banning got out front with a quick 1 :30.33 first lap, and they followed with 1:34.40 to hold a hefty lead midway. But, their car didn't cover another lap. Barstow's own Jeff Watson and Butch Darling were lying second here, only four minutes back, but they also vanished on the third round. Up front the team of Ted Armstrong and Tom Moessner took the lead after three turns, in a Funco SS 2; they enlarged their margin of time at the checkered flag to win by over half an hour. Jim Dizney and Mike McCrory, who got hit on lap 2, losing a front tire, tie rod, shock and about 30 minutes, got their Chenowth home second, only eight minutes ahead of Andy Blue in a Funco. The unlimited Baja Bugs came out with eleven starters, and they had a close contest. The Las Vegas team of Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope, who have been close all season, whipped off the fast first lap in their convertible, 1:27.46, but, Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter were just three seconds slower. On the first lap, no other car was even close. Heinrich/Pope stretched their Dusty Times lead midway to over eight minutes back but well ahead of' minutes on the Klawitters, and the herd. the new Jimco built Bug of Heading into the last Jap Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen Heinrich/Pope led by more than was now -third, another ten eleven minutes, and in second now were Greg Diehl and Doug Person, just three minutes ahead of Vinje/Hansen, while the Klawitters dropped to fourth with down time. At the flag it was Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope home first and first in Class 5 with a total time of 6: 18.35, and it was their first major Class 5 victory. Hauling i;r i;r l:r MORE OFF ROAD RACERS RAN KC HiLiTES AT THE MINT4DD & BAJA 500 August 1985 THAN ALLDTHER BRANDS COMBINED* * According t6 official SCORE and MINT 400 contingency forms, 72% of the entries in the MINT 400 and 55% of the Baja 500 entries were KC-equipped! See your KC HiliTES dealer for winning deals on the winning light ... RACE READY OUT OF THE BOX ..\.«,~ KC Chrome Rock Shield protects against flying ~ rocks and dirt clods. Fits in the outer rim and won't fall off! Made for ail 6" KC Daylighters manufactured since 1970. KC soft covers fit without modifications. Part No. 7203 Page 15

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Charging hard on the familiar course, Andy Devercelly and his son Andy had troubles midway, but they came back strong to take third in 5-1600 class. John Randall had some woes with his Jeep Honcho, but, despite a time penalty, he kept moving to easily take second place in Class 4. Class 7S points leader Willie Valdez had a few problems at Barstow, but he held the points lead with a good second in the 7S Ford Ranger. Chuck Johnson and Mike Poppie came from the midwest to race the Ford Ranger and Chuck drove the desert to finish third in Class 7S wars. Eric Heiden and Peter Colaci stayed close in Class 3 all day in their new Jeep Scrambler, but at the flag they had to settle for second. It is getting to be a habit for Jason Myers and Don Adams to win the two Jeep Class 12, and they drove the Cherokee to victory once again. Durability and experience paid off for Jim Conner and Jim Wolfe who were the surprise winners in Class 7, driving the Nissan at a steady and winning pace. Mike Les le and his qrew had their ups and downs on the rough course, but they stayed.with the program-to finish second among the 5-1600s. r;.,.. r;.,.. IJlr r;.,.. into second were Vinje and Hansen, only ten minutes back, and a half hour ahead of the Klawitter Bug, which had more trouble on the last lap. Never quite getting on song, the team of Jim Cocores and Doug White were fifth, followed by Max Razo and· Johnnie Robison. Class 7 was up to four starters and the anticipated shoot out between Manny Esquerra, Ford Ranger, and Roger Mears, Nissan, developed on the first lap. Manny had a slim two minute lead after one round, with 1:32.23, on Mears. Well back were Jim Conner, Nissan, Dusty Times and David Ramsay/ Al Logari, Toyota. However, the race is not always to the swiftest ... On the second lap Esquerra broke bolts in the steering box, lost a drive line, and the air cleaner came off and a washer got sucked into the engine, which broke a spark plug. The result was a 4:09 lap. Mears went through Check 1 on the second lap with serious steering trouble, reported to be the power steering pulley, and he did a 3: 1 7 lap. Meanwhile, Jim Conner had the lead midway by 23 minutes over Ramsay/ Logan. Conner, with Jim Wolf driving relief, kept up a consistent pace and he won Class 7 for Nissan in Andy Devercelly and his son Andy whose Coronado 'Racing T earn Bug came back strong from a disasterous third lap. Massingham nabbed fourth followed by Johnnie Robison in another Razo Bug. Just three more minutes back were Kathy and Stacy Fay, the girls trying a desert race instead of Ascot for a change. Allen and Brian Bursey were eighth, the final finisher in class. It was tough and tight in Class 5-1600, but at the flag and most of the distance the Bug of Mark Steele and John Johnson led the 23 1600 cc Limited Bajas. Class 4 came up with nine starters at Barstow, but only four went the distance. As usual Rod Hall and Jim Fricker put the Dodge out front on the first lap with, quick time of 1:37.39 for the class. But, they stopped to replace a front drive shaft on the second go, and midway Hall had just seven minutes in hand over John Randall, Jeep Honcho. Healthy again, Hall and Frick_e_r sailed on to r;r r;.,.. r;.,.. i;w· his first stint behind the wheel in many a moon. Mears had more woes, alternator and battery failures among them, but he· plodded on to finish second with Brent Foes riding in the Nissan. Manny and brother Tudy Joe were picking up time until the last lap, when the air cleaner came off again, and the Ford finished third, about 25 minutes behind Mears. Neither driver was accustomed to being out on the course at such a late hour. Next to start were the 23 in Class 5-1600, an excellent field \tjth some close dicing early in the game. Dave Massingham and Bryan Rogers got in the hot time on the first go at 1:27.44, but their next lap was an hour longer. John Johnson, in Mark Steele's Bug, was next at 1:33.40 with Henry Arras a mere minute behind him, and this was the eventual race! Midway Johnson handed over to Steele with a six minute lead over Arras, and Mike Lesle was merely three more minutes back. Heading into the final lap in the, dark, Steele/Johnson led Henry and Eric Arras by just over four minutes and the race was on. Steele confessed to getting lost on course, but as he recovered the route he saw· the Arras Bug parked. Feeling better, Mark drove in, the first 5-1600 August 1985 at the finish, first in class and a happy winner. Despite some trouble on the final lap, Mike Lesle and company held tight to second, about 13 minutes later, and they had over half an hour on r-: ' \~ADVANCED MOTORSPORTS INC. 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All alone in Class 14, Rock Bradford and Steve Miles got around a/14 laps in the much modified Ford Bronco to take the points lead. Habitual winners of the V-8 Class 6, Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling got the old Chevy around the needed three laps for another win. Sporting new Armstrong sponsorship, Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson drove the one of the two Saabs that covered three laps for a Class 6 title. Running within seconds of two other Challenge cars midway, Bob Savage kept it together the best, and his T-Mag took second in the class. Usually competitive in Class 9, the Kerm Rima/Dave Bute Chenowth did a neat barrel roll on the first lap, luckily in a spot where there were plenty of folks to put it right side up, but iJ went no farther in the race. There were nine in Class 4 at Barstow, but the results were familiar as Rod Hall and Jim Fricker took the big Dodge around four times to win by almost two hours. Rookie Scott Douglas, with Rick Doetsch co-driving, led three of four laps in the 7S Ford Ranger, and Jed when it counted, taking the first win for the new truck. J.M Bragg came back from a long absence to win the Mint 400, and he drove his Jeep CJ7 hard at Barstow to win Class 3 again, with his two sons riding shotgun. Dusty Times I;r I;r I;r another Class 4 victory. The team is undefeated . in the desert this year. RandaH had some problems, but finished about an hour later in second, and he stayed there despite a 15 minute time penalty added on because of charging a check-point. Turning consistent times all day, the Jeep of Vern Roberts and Bill Donahoe was a comfortable third. Jim Bell and Walt Laycock had some long laps in their Jeep Honcho, but they finished all four rounds, 95th and last overall with less than ten minutes left on the time minutes. Low was down in ·third, allowance. and Mike and Pat Falkosky were The 7S stocker mini trucks close in fourth in the Toyota . started a baker's dozen, but only The Douglas Ford had no four made four laps. Spence visible problems on course, and Low/ Paul Delang whistled off the boys trucked on home to the the fast lap on the first one in the · Class 7 S victory, their first win Nissan, a 1 :41.11. It wasn't a since building the Ranger last comfortable lead, however, as winter. They bested Willie Scott Douglas/Rick Doetsch Valdez and Joe Alvarado by a were just 1 ½ minutes behind . . clean 20 minutes at the flag. Most of these trucks had Completing the Ford Ranger troubles all day in the rough sweep, Illinois driver Chuck going. At the half way point the Johnson, with Mike Poppie Douglas/ Doetsch Ford Ranger riding, nailed third, and the led Willie Valdez' Ranger by five Falkoskys, after i;r i;r i;r ,A~N AW RACECO CONGRATULATES TOMKOCB "'IA~~~ t1\ 0 ,:, FIRST OVERALL AT THE HDRA FIREWORKS 250 CONGRATULATIONS John and Rick Hagle First in Class 10 -Second overall Bob Richey and Jon Fredregill First in Class 2 -Third overall, leading a Raceco Sweep in Class 2. Congratulations to all the top finishers in ·Racecos. Your performance at the Fireworks 250 proves Raceco is the Chassis of Champions. NORTH-AMERICAN RACECO 920 East Arlee Place, Anaheim, CA 92805 (.714) 535-4437 August 1985 Page 19

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Dave Girdner and Roy Perfect did it again, winning the Score Challenge class by just 12 minutes in the odd looking but effective Barstow built one off machine. gr, gr, gr, serious trouble on lap 3, arrived fourth. Spence Low, without power steering on the last two laps, failed to get an official finish, apparently overtime at the flag. Class 3 had a good group of a dozen, mostly Jeeps and Broncos. Don Coffland got his Scrambler around with fast lap for the class at 1 :45.16, but, his next lap was 5:45, and that was all for the Arizona driver. J.M. Bragg was just under two hours on the first go in his Jeep CJ 7. Midway Bragg held a lead of 13 minutes over Eric Heiden/ Peter Colaci in another Scrambler. After three laps Bragg still led Heiden, but the margin shrank to nine minutes. The battle raged for third well behind the front running pair. Bragg, who gave both his sons rides in the Jeep, picked up four minutes on the final lap to win Class 3 handily by 14 minutes. Eric Heiden did a fine job finishing second. Although all three only got in three official laps, it was close for third place. The honor went to Robert Henriksen and Jack Murphy in a Bronco, who counted among their woes getting lost in the dark and passing Check 3 twice on the third lap. Only 56 seconds behind in fourth was the team of Jeffrey Judge and Russ Fullmer in a Jeep CJ 7 from Utah, and they had merely two minutes and nine seconds in hand over Matt Pike/Jim T ubberville in Gale Pike's 12 year old Bronco. the win in the Saab 96. A healthy 19 cars started in the Score Challenge class, with close competition in the early laps. Fast lap for the class on lap 1 went to K.P. Hazelbaker and Tom Craig, of Barstow, a good 1:47 .28. In second here was the Chenowth of Rich Minga/ Eric Harbeck, doing a 1:49.44. The next three were all in with l:52s, led by Rich Johnson, seven seconds ahead of Dave Girdner, who was eight seconds ahead of Bob Savage. Whew! Midway it was still a dice. Hazelbaker led by six minutes over Minga, Savage was a minute and a halfback in third, less than a minute ahead of Johnson. The Minga Chenowth had troubles after three laps and did not finish. Heading into the fourth round, Barstow drivers Dave Girdner and Roy Perfect had a comfortable 13 minute lead in their homebuilt machine. They went on to win on home ground in a real budget machine. Bill Savage was just over twelve minutes back at the flag in second. Rick Johnson and Gary Watson, another • of Larry's racing sons, brought their old Hi Jumper in third, while Hazel-baker and Craig salvaged fourth. Del Shoemaker/Donald Karraker nabbed fifth in a Chenowth, followed by Graff Moore/ Jack McDuffie in a T-Mag, who finished with only twelve minutes left on the time allowance. The 4 x 4 Class 7 fielded its biggest bunch to date, four starters. As expected, G.T. Gowland got fast lap on the first of three required, a respectable 1:58.28 in the stocker Toyota. Almost tied for second were Fred Wright, Toyota, and Michael Horner. Midway it was a real · race. Gowland had a skinny 6½ minutes in hand over Horner, and Curtis Christensen and Mike Mitchell, Toyota; were 24 minutes back. Wright was in trouble and retired after two laps. It was a race all the way home on lap 3. But, G.T. Gowland got the win in his closest race yet in the class. Michael Horner and Lance Martin were only six minutes behind at the finish. The Christensen Toyota also finished, another 40 minutes off pace. Last to leave, but not last to finish, were the pair of Class 11 Beetles. Coming from Ensenada to race, Ramon Castro and Salvador Avila led the first lap by just six minutes over Andy Diaz · and Mark Solms. After two rounds the Castro Beetle held about eight minutes lead, and at the checkered flag Castro won the race and the points, but only by eight minutes and change over Andy Diaz, in a real race, mostly in the dark. Out of the massive 268 starting field, 95 covered four laps in ten hours, and nine more did their three laps, a typical finishing average for the rough Bars.tow course. Despite its car breaking reputation, the course is a favorite with desert racers, demanding a lot from both the machinery and the drivers. The The two Jeep Cherokees in Class 12 had a good first lap race· as Jason Myers/Don Adams led by only five minutes from Thomas Peltier /Robert Klingen-berg. But, that was the end of the race. Myers/ Adams had consistent times for the three laps required, and they finished over three hours ahead of the Peltier rig, that also covered three laps with just three minutes left on the time allowance. Competition ,s getting tight in Class 7 4 x 4, but G. T. Gow/and won again, but he had to work for it; the Toyota won by just six minutes. Although the Ford started with the Class 4 rigs, Rock . Bradford and Steve Miles were alone in Class 14 in their long nosed open 4 x 4. They did cover all four laps in 9:34.02. rash of time penalties and the to get their checks and plaques, subsequent discussions held up while the losers were either on the awards ceremony on Sunday their way home, or still picking for more than an hour. But, the up the pieces in the scorching winners stayed for the most part desert. Pos. Car• 1. 102 2. 121 3. 108 4. 114 5. 117 1. 206 2. 220 3. 217 4. 230 5. 211 1. 1211 2. 1217 3. 1233 4. 120f 5. 1215 1. 305 2. 301 3. 300 1. 402 2. 400 3. 405 4. 404 5. 403 1 504 2. 548 3. 507 4. 549 5. 505 1. 599 2. 556 3. 551 4. 562 5. 570 1. 639 1. 641 2. 659 1. 702 2. 701 3. 700 4. 704 1. 729 2. 725 3. 721 4. 726 5. 724 1. 769 2. 751 3. 752 4_· 750 1 805 2. 809 3. 808 4. -806 5. 800 1. 918 2. 919 3. 901 4. 904 1. 1028 2. 1011 3. 1012 4. 1007 5. 1019 1 924 2. 921 3. 925 4. 930 5. 923 1 1199 2. 1100 1. 350 2. 351 1. 450 -HORA FIREWORKS 250 July 6, 1985' - Final Results r Driver (s) Vehicle Time Class 1 -Unlimited Single Seat - 19 start - 8 finish Tom Koch (solo) Raceco 5:15.22 Ron Brant (solo) Raceco 5:44.45 Ivan Stewart (solo) Toyota PU 5:48.20 Chet & Lloyd Huffman ORE Funco 6:03.04 Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth ,6:07 1Q Class 2 -Unlimited Two Seat - 30 start - 10 finish Bob Richey/Jon Fredregill Raceco 5:31.42 Ed & Tim Herbst Raceco 5:49.17 Vic Vanella/Jim Wright Raceco 5:51.47 Gary Schnekenburger/Gary Rodders Raceco 6:14.35 Tom & Steve Martin Raceco 6:20.44 Class 1-2-1600 - 1600 cc Restricted - 57 start - 22 finish Rob Tolleson (solo) Mirage 5:57.22 Mark & Monica Barnes Raceco 6: 12.47 Larry Smith/Jon Kennedy Raceco 6:23.58 John & Rick Lind O.R.C. 6:26.42 Steve Barlow/Jim Moulton Hi Jumper 6:31.52 Class 3 - Short WB 4 X 4 - 12 start - 2 finish J.M. Bragg/Gregg Bragg Jeep CJ7 Eric Heiden/Peter Calaci Jeep Scrambler Robert Henriksen/Jack Murphy Ford Bronco Class 4 - Long WB 4 X 4 - 9 start - 4 finish 8:44.42 8:58.28 7:42.27 Rodney Hall/Jim Fricker Dodge 7:06.51 John Randall/Josh Bohner Jeep Honcho 8:04.02 Vern Roberts/Bill Donahoe Jeep Honcho 8:48.15 Jim Bell/Walt Laycock Jeep Honcho 9:50.24 Kent Bullock/Bill Kennedy Dodge 7:42.30 Class 5 - Unlimited Baja· Bug -11 start - 6 finish Greg Heinrich/Jim Pope Baja Bug 6:18.35 Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen Baja Bug 6:28.34 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 6:58.17 Jim Cocores/Doug White Baja Bug 7:26.03 Max Razo/Johnnie Robison Baja Bug 7:44.14 Class 5-1600 - 1600 cc Baja Bug - 23 start - 7 finish Mark Steele/John Johnson Baja Bug i:17.34 Mike Lesle Baja Bug 7 30.24 Andy L. & Andy R. Devercelly, Baja Bug 8 04 58 Dave Massingham/Bryan Rogers Baja Bug 8:26.04 Johnnie Robison/Steve Lakin Baja Bug 8:51.08 Class 6A - Small 2 WD Sedan - 2 start - 1 finish • • Arne & Patrik Gunnarsson Saab 96 8:26.14 -Class 6B - Standard 2 WD Sedan - 3 start - 1 finish • • Larry Schwacofer/Sid Spradling '55 Chevy 6:58.28 Dale Draves/David Hutchins ·AMC Hornet 7:45.17 Class 7 - Mini-Mid Size Pickup - 4 start - 3 finish Jim Conner/Jim Wolf Nissan 8:18.56 Roger Mears/Brent Foes Nissan 9:00.47 Manny & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 9:25.37 David Ramsay/Al Logan Toyota 6:55.43 Class 7S - Stock 2 WD Mini Pickup -13 start - 4 finish Scott Douglas/Rick Doetsch Ford Ranger 7:38.27 Willie Valdez/Jose Alvarado Ford Ranger 7:58.23 Chuck Johnson/Mike Poppie Ford Ranger 9:09.05 Mike Falkosky/Pat Falkosky Toyota 9:17.51 Spencer Low/Paul De Lang Nissan 5:59.08 Class 7 4 X 4 - Stock Mini Pickup 4 X 4 - 4 start - 3 finish • • G.T. Gowland/Marvin Logan Toyota 7:36.16 Michael Horner/Lance Martin 7:42.12 Curtis Christensen/Mike Mitchell Toyota 8:23.06 Fred Wright Toyota 6:09.28 Class 8 - 2 WD Standard Pickup - 15 start - 6 finish Walker Evans/Kim Garthway Dodge 6:20.07 Steve Kelley/Jon Nelson Chevrolet 6:36.20 Mike Nesmith/Randy Salmont GMC 7:16.42 Bill Howard/Richard Nelson Chevrolet 7:29.56 Dave Shop]le/Jeff Yocum, Ford 8:08.00 Class 9 - 1200 cc Single Seat - 9 start - 3 finish Ted Armstrong/Tom Moessner Funco SS II 7:19.21 Jim Dizney/Mike McCrory Hi Jumper 7:53.53 Andy Blue Funco 8:01.52 W.J. Bradbury/Steve Banning 3:05.13 Class 10 -Unlimited 1650 cc - 34 start -13 finish John & Rick Hagle Race90-0RE Jerry & Bob Leighton LRPS Marty Reider (solo) Raceco Greg Aronson/Craig Watkins Raceco James Ward/Terry Jeffers SS Special Class Score Challenge - 18 start - 6 finish David Girdner/Roy Perfect Homebuilt Bob Savage T-Mag Rick Johnson/Gary Watson Hi Jumper K.P. Hazelbaker/Tom Craig Messick Del Shoemaker/Donald Karraker Chenowth Class 11 -Stock VW Sedan - 2 start - 2 finish • • 5:18.42 5 33.20 5:40.58 5:58.16 601 .39 812.02 8:24.28 9:03.56 918.07 9:31.27 Ramon Castro/Salvador Avila VW 7:54.09 Andy Diaz/Mark Solms VW 8:02.48 Class 12 - 4 X 4 Sport Wagon - 2 start - 2 finish • • Jason Myers/Don Adams Jeep Cherokee 6:46.00 Thomas Peltier/Robert Klingenberg Jeep Cherokee 9:56.47 Class 14 -Unlimited 4 X 4 - 1 start - 1 finish Rock Bradford/Steve Miles Ford Bronco 9:34.02 Pos. oA 1 6 7 13 15 3 8 9· 19 22 10 18 23 24 27" 79 84 (3 laps) 43 75 81 95 (3 laps) 20 25 42 55 64 52 59 69 77 82 (2 laps) 74 85 91 (3 laps) 61 67 88 89 (3 laps) (2 laps) 21 31 51 57 70 54 66 68 (2 laps) 2 4 5 11 12 71 76 87 90 92 93 The pair of Class 6s had three in the big engine group and two Saabs. Among the V-8s, Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling led all three laps, the '55 Chevy being the only finisher. Dale Draves/David Hutchins got in two laps in the AMC Hornet, and Larry Stone/Ken Hageman got in a lap in their AMC Pacer. Steve Martocchio's Saab did not get in a lap, but Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson covered all three for It was a very close battle in Class 11, and Ramon Castro and Slavador Avila took the win and the points lead home to Ensenada, winning by a skinny eight minutes. * Total time includes time penalty -Classes required to cover just 3 laps for official finish Starters · 268 Finishers -95 4 laps - 9, 3 laps Race Distance . Approximately 60 miles the lap -Time Allowance -10 hours Page 20 August 1985 Dusty Times

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-:.~ MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX It Was SRO At The Orange Show Fairgrounds By Homer Eubanks . Round Two of the Mickey Thompson Off Road Champion-ship Gran Prix was held in Pomona for its last time since the L.A. Fairgrounds people decided to renovate their horse track, leaving Thompson without a home for the series. So Thompson arranged for the Orange Show Fairground track which is a paved oval course in San Bernardino. This created but a small problem since Thompson already had his moveable hydro-barriers to mark the course. All that was left was to simulate his famous "Chunk of Baja" course and mingle it in with some paved · sections to create an unusual track for those used to racing at Pomona's clay track. The sun was hot at the track and a feeling things were going to · get hotter, since Roger Mears had brought his Nissan in an attempt to win three straight main events in the Grand National pick up division for the year. And, realizing the Unlimited Single Seater class has produced the closest points battle thus far · between the likes of Al Arciero (82 points), Bob Gordon (80), Marty Tripes and Pancho Weaver (tied with 62 points)and Frank Arciero, Jr. (60), it looked like a heat spell coming our way. And, with Jim Fishback Jr., who used to please the crowds at the _Orange Show motorcycle Page 22 speedway event, coming into the Volkswagen Super 1600 event ,vith a secret weapon (five speed transmission) one could forsee a heated confrontation coming. At 5 o'clock the gates opened and the fans started coming in to meet the drivers and look over the machinery that would be competing. The usual doubts and moans started, about how Thompson would be lucky to get a crowd since it was pretty hot and it being a new track and all. But soon all doubts went floating off with the hot air in which they were produced as the fans just kept coming in. They kept coming in to the point that Thompson had to close the gates when all the seats were gone and some fans were standing up on the back row and sitting around the front guard. rails on both sides. A sell out crowd came to the first event in San Bernardino. Things started popping as the flag went up on the Grand National trophy dash. John Baker got his Mitsubishi sideways in tum one and Roger Mears (fastest qualifier with a recorded time of 59.4880 around the track) got his Nissan wound up and well ahead of the pack and went on for the win. Jeff Huber (qualified second with 61.1750) brought his Ranger around for a second place finish ahead of Ivan Stewart {qualified fourth fastest with 62.1170). Baker ( third fastest qualifier with recorded time of 62.0920) recovered from his spin out to finish fourth. It was Mears, though, that got the crowd going by leaping his Nissan highest over the short jumps. In the first heat race seven trucks lined up with six of the seven wondering how to get in front of Mears. After one lap of racing Steve Millen in his factory Toyota found himself in the lead with no one around as Mears {running in second) was headed into the pits. Mears had broken his power steering unit during qualifying, and the backup failed with a loose line. With Millen out in the lead the battle for second was generating quite a bit of heat between Danny Thompson, Ford Ranger, and John Baker in his Mitsubishi. The two were putting on a good race for a few laps until Thompson got a flat on his right rear tire. Thompson held on as long as the tire did but had to drop back when the tire came off the rim. With this battle over the field followed Millen around the track for his win. John Baker was pouring -on the power but finished a distant second ahead of John Nelson in another Mitsubishi. Mike Falkosky August 1985 Photos: T rackside Photo Enterprises brought his Toyota around for a fourth place finish ahead of Thompson. In the second heat race six trucks lined up and as the green flag came out Ivan Stewart pulled his Toyota out in front with Jeff Huber and Glenn Harris, Mazda, right on his tail. John Lee was fourth in his Toyota ahead of Tom Haliburda, Mazda, and then Steve Marolda brought up the rear in his Nissan. Stewart found the quick way around the track and pulled a , short but comfortable lead from Huber. Huber had his hands full with Harris making attempts at every comer and this battle continued for the first three laps until Harris' Mazda stumbled for a few seconds allowing Huber to gain ground leaving Harris unable to. catch up. The rest of the heat was following the Toyota around as Ivan went on for an easy victory. Huber brought the Ranger around second and Harris finished third. Jon Lee came across fourth ahead of Steve Marolda. When the main event came around the fans were not aware of what they were about to ,vitness. Twelve of America's finest off road racers lined up ,vith Glenn Harris on the front inside row and next to him was Jon Lee and Mike Falkosky. Row two was John Baker on the inside ,vith John Nelson and Jeff Huber next to him. The third row on the inside had -Steve Marolda, with Ivan Stewart in the middle, and teammate Steve Millen occupy-ing the outside spot. The last row was James Thomas, Roger Mears and Tom Haliburda. As the engines revved the racers were contemplating their maneuvers and the crowd was getting anxious. It was the Mazda of Glenn Harris that jumped out the leader as they came out of turn one, and, as they came around for the start of lap two, it was still Harris then Huber and next came Ivan Stewart. Fourth was Mears who you will remember started on the back row. John Baker was behind Mears and then Jon Lee, Steve Millen and John Nelson. Things remained the same for the next two laps except for Roger Mears. Mears had dropped out with steering trouble, giving up any chance to keep his winning streak alive. Harris was still in the lead in the Mazda, and Huber was close by keeping Ivan Stewart off of him. John Baker and Steve Millen were both within striking distance. By the third lap Stewart had found his way around Huber and was challenging Harris for the lead; and this is where things really started to happen. Now Stewart felt he had his Dusty Times

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momentum rolling and wanted around Harris and was slinging the Toyota from side to side looking for a hole. But Harris-was enjoying the lead so much he started driving harder, deter-mined to see the finish line before Stewart. The two pushed and elbowed one another for two laps until going into the left hander after the back straight where Stewart stalled the Toyota. Harris left him setting there but didn't have much time to relax as Jeff Huber had been right behind Stewart. On the next lap in the same corner Harris came around with Huber right on his tail and found Falkosky stalled right in front of him. Wham! Harris ran into Falkosky and this let Huber get by for the lead. Before Harris could get wound up again the Toyota of Steve Millen pulled up alongside attempting to take second. Now these two really got crazy! Harris had his hood hanging from the right side of the truck blocking part of his vision, but poured on the gas and as he and Millen got into the rough stuff; first Millen was ahead of Harris until Harris leaped over, yes you read right, leaped over the Toyota to regain second place. Millen was still glued . to the Mazda's bumper and Harris was having trouble seeing with his hood flying up and down. Millen would pull along side Harris and swap a little paint in every corner but couldn't find a way around. Then on the next lap things got worse for Harris. His hood flew up blocking his entire view. Harris was driving blind but had his foot stuck all the way into the breather. He was driving looking out the side of the truck and still fighting off Millen. This went on for a complete lap, but seemed like several, and the crowd started getting hot whooping and hollering for Harris. On the lap before the white flag came out Millen managed to get up beside the blind driving Harris and they tangled pretty good in the corner. This confrontation was the· luckiest thing to happen to Harris because it knocked his hood completely off giving him back his sight. Harris held the gas on over the whoop-dee-do's and got back around Millen. Millen was not through though he stayed right on Harris until the checkered came out. With all the action going on between Millen and Harris everyone forgot about Huber who gained a sufficient lead for the win. Harris receives "good as a win" from the crowd for his efforts but officially finished second. Millen really earned his third place finish and John Baker came across fourth. Ivan Stewart had got his Toyota going again and made up enough ground to finish fifth . The battle for the series , Unlimited Single Seater class is close so it was no surprise that Marty Tripes brought his Funco out ready to race. Tripes turned the fastest time of the day on his first lap of qualification with a time of 54.9880. Second fastest went to Pancho Weaver, also in a Funco with a time of 56.1050 and· the third fastest was Bob Gordon, Chenowth, at 56.9550. Fourth fastest qualifier was Dusty Times Jeff Huber.out ran all the mini trucks in the main event, and his red, white and blue Ford Ranger won over the field by a considerable margin at the finish. Frank Arciero, Jr. with a time of used his pole position to insure 56.9580 in his Chenowth. . his series points lead by jumping The Unlimited trophy dash out front but had to keep the was the first event of the evening pedal down as Eric Arras was and Tripes let it be known he was right on his tail. Back in the pack ready to race by iumping out things were getting a little knarly front from the flag. Pancho as Greg George put his Funco Weaver used his second fastest down on top of Weaver coming qualifying time. to pull out over the jump and the pack was second and challenge Tripes. The away before the two could get battle for third was being decided going again. Arras developed between Bob Gordon and Frank some problems going into lap 2 Arciero. Tripes held off Weaver and slowed enough for Bob to take the win and Weaver held Gordon and Marty Tripes to get on for second. Third place went by. Al had his Chenowth wound to Bob Gordon after he and up and was pulling a good lead as Arciero got tangled up in a Tripes and Gordon were battling corner and Gordon got traction one another for second. On the first. fifth lap Tripes got by Gordon, as _ _ In_th_e_h_e_a_t _r_a_c_e-'-A=l-'-A-=r:...:c.::ie:.:r:...:o:___G~o-=-r-=d-=-o-=-n=--.::...ra::.:n:.:.. _.. r;r _.. _. The two fastest qualifiers in Class 1, Marty Tripes, right, and Pancho Weaver battled hard in the Trophy Dash, and Tripes won out in the dash. It was Marty Tripes night in San Berdoo, as he qualified quickest in Class 1 in the Funco, i,,,:on the Trophy Dash and won a tight main event. MITTYBILT---Steve Millen had no trouble winning his heat race, but the Toyota lost the shoving match in the main event and had to settle for third. August 1985 The Look that started it all. The massive look that started it all ... the ultimate in style. Big 3" tubes available in Single, Double/Single, or Double/Double FRONT BUMPERS A Smittybilt original . . . the strong bold look of this 3" double tube bumper contours closely to the body lines. Some models available for winch mount. This pace-setting look is not only rugged, it is the most versatile. It features big bold double 3" tubes. 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John Baker has the Mitsubishi going well this seas9n; and John qualified third fastest and ended up fourth in the Class 7 finale. The winner in his heat race, Ivan Stewart had electrical woes later, had to be push started in the main and e'nded up m fifth. Al Arciero and his Chenowth like the new course. and Al led his heat race from wire to wire, sailing over. the course with style. r;r r;r r;r up on Randy Rhinehart who was a lap down. The pack got strung out and mainly resulted in following Al Arciero around the track as he went on to win. Tripes brought his Funco around for second and close behind came Gordon in his Chenowth. Greg George finished fourth ahead of J.C. Myers in his Cosworth powered Funco. In the main event the front row -starting order was Eric Arras ori the i~side1 an? next to him J.C. Myers and Greg George was on the outside, and behind them were five others eager for the _ gteen flag. Wl)eQ the flag flew Arras used the inside line to pull out front and Bob Gordon who was behind -hiin followed him, around the fitst turn for second place.' Marty Tripes saw Gordon had a hole and followed him for third and J.C. Myers tucked his Funco in for fourth. Gordon found his ope~ing on lap two and slipped under Arras for the lead and Tripes slipped by for second. Tripes set Gordon up on the next lap going into a right hander, and crossed under him for the lead; but, Gordon was glued to his engine cage. Arras was running close by · in third and Frank Arciero had moved his way through traffic for fourth. Frank Arclero, Jr_ won the closest dice of the evening, just inches ahead of Greg George under the checkered flag after a tough Class 10 main event. Tommy Croft had trouble in his heat with the Cheriowth, but he came back healthy to lead all but the first lap in the Class.10 semi-main. third in the main. Tripes held the gas on trying to shake Gordon but Gordon was determined. Arras fell back a few cars lengths and Frank Ardeio lost his fourth place position to J.C. Myers. By the eighth lap Tripes remained in the lead, and things remained pret.ty much the same except Frank Arciero had lost his position to brother Albert. Al had tangled with Greg George on the start and had to work his way through the pack . ..-Al 's charge through the pack didn't go unnoticed as he stood his Chenowth straight up over the start/finish line jump and came down dragging his engine cage, on every lap. As the checkered flag came out Tripes went across first and the second blurr was the Chenowth of Bob Gordon. Eric Arras held Flying high over a double dirt jump, Jerry Whelchel, right, and Jim Fishback, Jr. diced hard for a couple of laps. Fishback retired and Whelchel won. cm to his third place and fourth qualifying time being just over lined up, and as the flag went up went to Al Arciero when J.C. one second ~lower than the fast ·it was-John Swift to first ruh into Myers dropped out with a flat on time set, as usual, the super trouble coming out of turn one. the eighth lap. Fifth place finisher 1600's promised some dose and Swift was on the outside and the was Frank Arciero, Jr. in a . exciting competition. crowd pushed him into the loose Chenowth. In the trophy dash it was as it stuff causing him to spin. Brad In the Volkswagen Super should have been, with the two Castle was on the inside of the 1600 Class 27 drivers came to top qualifiers going at it tooth trouble and came out the leader. prove their driving skills on the and nail. Whelchel had his hands Close behind Castle was Tommy new Orange Show race track. It full with Fishback; from the start Croft and the two were really was Jerry Whelchel that put his it looked as if Whelchel was in going at it until the fourth lap Chenowth on top with fast time · trouble as he got a slow start and when Croft dropped out. With of 56.3750, followed by Jim had to find his way around Croft Croft out this put Frank Arciero, Fishback, Jr., at 56'.3750. and Weaver before he slipped Jr. in second, In the third spot Tommy Croft, Chenowth into the.lead. Whelchel went on was Steve Kelley, then Jerry qualified third ahead of Pancho to win after Fishback lost his Whelchel and Scott Gillman. Weaver and Frank Arciero just transmission. Pancho Weaver And coming through the pack missed the trophy dash by made a last lap pass on Tommy was John Swift. qualifying in the fifth spot with a Croft for second. Castle was far enough ahead of _ti_m_e_o_f_5_7_.6_3_5_0_._W_it_h_th_e_f_if_t_h __ I_n __ th_e_f_ir_s_t _h_e_a_t _r_ac_e_13 cars the competition to enjoy his win and second place was Frank Arciero. John Swift had made his way around Whelchel and Gillman and was challenging Kelley on the last turn of the last lap. It looked like a good drag race for third coming down the stretch, but, Kelley decided he didn't want to chance racing Swift for the position so he slammed the door on him. Now closing the door (pulling over not allowing someone to pass) on someone is acceptable. After all this is racing! But, to out and out run someone into the wall right in front of the flagman and grandstand is going a little too far, I thought. But nothing was said. I guess the r;r r;r i;.,. Sliding wound the stock car oval turns, the UltraStocks are gaining in numbers, and gaining a new breed of body style, with a pair of VW Golfs. Hard charger Bob Gordon. nailed a strong second in the Class 1 main, and he also did well in the massive Class 10 field in another Chenowth. Running a rare, short course Raceco, Brad Castle led his Class 1 0 heat race from the first turn to the checkered flag for the win. Greg George had quite a night in Class 10, winning•his heat race and coming within inches of winning the 18 car hectic main event. Page 24 August 1985 Dusty Times

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Steve Kelley crosses up the Class 10 Funco on one of the pavement turns, and he charged on to a fine fifth in the heavy traffic of the finale. The mechanical jump on the pavement bothered most of the UltraStocks, but Mark Hansen got the right angle and put his Fiero first in the heat race. The crowd cheered for Jim Fishback, Sr. and his new creation, a VW Golf, but unfortunately the new UltraStock failed to finish the race. Despite dragging the entire rear body panel most of the distance, Mike Goodbody kept moving fast to take second in the UltraStock main. Rick Boyer was the fast qualifier in_ 1-2-1600 class, and he won the heat race in his Funco, but flipped it out of action in the main A swell straight-aaway double jump ·brought out one crazy photographer, who hid between the two jumps to shoot the underpinnings. The crazy m_an was Mickey Thompson himself. event. · Craig Durfee held his points lead in the UltraStock categoryby flying his Fiero to a strong second in the heat race, and drove wildly to win the main event. r;.., r;.., r;.., old saying is true· Jones slowed down on the back "all's fair in love, war and straight. Maples lead· only lasted racing!" Kelley officially finished one lap as the hard ·charging third and Swift was recorded as Croft slung past like a streak of fourth. Jerry Whelchel came lightening. Croft had started on across fifth. · the back row and was now in the In the second heat race Greg ·lead after four and a Ralf laps. George put his Chenowth out Another back row starter was front early and kept going for the· Jim Fishback, Jr. and he too was win. Early on Greg was kept busy moving up through the pack like by David Bonner and Pancho a hurricane. Fishback and Weaver as the two fought over Maples were dueling for second second but were readily available until lap 5 when Fishback to take over the lead should dropped out with mechanical George stumble. Then on lap 3 troubles. At the end Croft was Weaver and Bonner tangled first and Rick Jones had managed allowing Greg George a clear shot to get around Maples for second. to the finish line. Bonner Fourth finisher was Jerry dropped out because of the Stansbury and fifth was Bob incident and Weaver got going Wachter. again but Ron Carter and Bob There were 18 Class 10 cars Gordon had gotton by. Carter lined up for the main event. All finished second and third went to. the cars got off to a good start Gordon. Weaver had to settle for until turn three when Steve fourth. Kelley, Bob Gordon and Tim The semi-main event belonged Maples got jammed up and this to Tommy Croft but in the allowed Frank Arciero,Jr. to slip · beginning it looked like Rick into the lead. Right on his tail was Jones would pull away from the Greg George and the duo _battled pack. Tim Maples got by Jones for the entire 10 laps. Once again though on the fourth lap, when coming from deep within the FABRICATION DENNIS GARMAN (714) 620-1242 Page 26 ROLLCAGESTRUCTURES . SUSPENSION SYSTEMS CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION . *OFF-ROAD RACE PREP* 1436 EAST !HIRD STREET POMONA, CA 91766 pack came Tommy Croft picking his way through the field and on the fourth lap he put himself in third. Jerry Whelchel was running in fourth and Steve Kelley and John Swift kept changing places for fifth. On lap four Pancho Weaver , found himself on his head but w~s rolled back over and took up the battle again. · As the checkered flag was about to come out Greg George made one more attempt on Arciero but drifted too high in the corner and had to back out of it a bit as he touched the wall. Frank Arciero took the win with Greg George right on his tail. Tommy Croft was third ahead of Jerry Whelchel and on the last lap Steve Kelley pulled ahead of John Swift. The Ultrastock/GP class has gained .some momentum since its inception earlier this year, Nine of the off road funny cars came to San ·Bern:i.rdino to . compete. Even With nine entrants' the class was combined with thel-2-1600 cars but we will report on them separately. In the . first heat race Rich Prouty, Dodge, found the wall coming off turn one and Mark Hansen, Fiero, slipped into the lead. Cn1.ig Durfee, Fiero, was caught in the Prouty incident for a second but got off behind Hansen. Gary Jones, Fiero,· pulled up third and Vince.· · Tjelmeland, Firebird, fell in place in fourth. Other than Durfee doing some high flying antics trying to catch Hansen the heat went pretty much in order. . Hansen ,von, Durfee second, Jones third and Tjelmeland fourth. Monte Brown, Fiero, was fifth. In the main event Durfee was anxious to win. Once around Jim Fishback, Sr. VW Golf, on lap 4 he held the gas on and drove like he was lapped and trying to make up ground. More than once Durfee stood his Fiero up on its tail coming over the front jump. Mike Goodbody, Volkswagen Golf, was driving hard in second August1985 and had half his body dangling after he was rear ended on the start. Mark Hansen was battling for second but lost some ground near the end. At the flag it was Durfee, Goodbody, Hansen and Gary ·Jones. Vince Tjelmeland finished fifth. The 1-2-1600 class drew five entrants but the action was fierce. Rick Boyer, Funco, qualified fastest with a time of 61.7960. Chris Bowen, Flexi-f!yer qualified second with 62.3150. In the first heat Rick Boyer used his fast qualifying speed to pull up front and stay there for the win. Boyer was followed by . Bob McElvain, Invader, · and Neil Phillips,. Savage, finished third. In the main event things went sour for Boyer and he flipped his Funco nose-over-end, putting him out of the race. Jeff Elrod, Hi-Jumper, took up the lead and kept Chris Bowen behind him for the rest of the race. Bob McEl vain was close by but he was not alone. Neil . Phillips, was battling with him but Phillips had to settle for fourth. A whole bunch of Odyssey mini buggies came to compete; eleven suspended and six bone jarring unsuspended were on hand to entertain the sell out crowd. In the heat race Rory. Holladay stole the lead from · Rennie Awana on the second lap. Once out front Holladay went on to .win. Awana was second and third was Johnnie Custom; Kenny Painter finished fourth and Ray Henry fifth in the suspended class. Don Lawrence was first unsuspended across the line and Mike Roderrick was second ahead of Jay Zoppardo. The .Odyssey main event was all Rory. Holladay in his suspended Odyssey as he got out front early and never had a serious threat. It was Rennie Awana second; again, and third went to Ray Henry. Fourth was Johnnie Custom. The first unsuspended was Don Lawrence and behind him was Mike Roderrick, Gary Reitsma and Jay Auppardo. A total of 24 three and four wheel A TV's tame to race and 23 of those wish Greg Clark hadn't made the trip from Phoenix. Clark won his heat race and the main . event, his closest competition came from John Neary who finished second in the main. Third place finisher was Gary Denton and fourth was Chris White . . Fifth place was taken by Ron Baker. For those of you that were turned away; well, sorry you missed a good one. The next Mickey Thompson Off Road Grand Prix will be July 20 in the L.A. Coliseum but you better come early; it only seats 80,000! Although his Hi Jumper died at the start of the heat. Jeff Elrod came back to race, and he won the 1-2-1600 main event, well up among the stockers. Dusty Times

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BFGOODRICH CHALLENGE CUP Americans Take Top Three Places at Toronto By Brerula A. Parker Dave Lofland, of Palmyra, New Jersey, accepts the winner's honors trophy and check from Jack Angle of BFGoodrich Canada, the event sponsor. The Molson Export Super- football stadium. It has been cross was held in Toronto's modified and enlarged and is Exhibition Stadium last June. now the home of both the The Stadium is only a part of an Argonauts football team and the entire entertainment and sports Toronto Blue Jays. It is an open complex in downtown Toronto, air facility, and the forecast of Ontario, Canada. It is located rain by early evening on race day just across from the Lake Erie had everyone a little apprehen-waterfront, and includes several sive, as rain would mean a wet exhibition halls and a large park and slippery track. which has rides, beaches and The Goodrich Challenge Cup several other attractions. The for Class 10 race cars was a part Exhibition Stadium is about 15 of the program that featured years old, and it started out as a motorcycles, the Molson Export WOVEN BRAKES Photos: Gil Parker Supercross. The car practice started about 3:00 p.m. Since it had taken more time to tech the cars than had been planned, there were only three practice laps for each heat of cars. The track was short, and three laps were not really ~nough for the drivers to pick their lines and get to know the track. When practice was finished, the stadium people proceeded to water the track, even though the weather was still threatening rain, and the forecast called for rain .. Had the weather remained dry, the track would have been a fast one. However, just as the races started, the rain started. It never rained 'very hard, but it rained steadily all evening. The spectators came prepared with rain gear and umbrellas. The rain on top of the water that the organizers had already applied made the track very slippery. It also made for slower lap times than we would otherwise have seen. Heat one started right on schedule. In the first turn Richard Dagenais and Normand Vaillancourt, both members of Quebec's Richard Buggy team, got hung up. They were never pulled apart until the race was over. The track marshalls couldn't even get their cars off the track, because they were hooked well and totally stuck EXCLUSIVEI The "FINEST' Off-Road Brake Lining you can buy! • 90% More stopping friction than VW lining. • Maintains high re-sistance to heat with Less fading. • Proven by Winners in BAJA, MINT 400, OFF-ROAD GRAND PRIX, and others. • Excellent for Street Use. Available for VWType I, II, & Ill's. Other cars/trucks available, please specify. All units core exchange. $39.95 per axle set QUICK RELEASE STEERING HUB DESIGNED FOR HEAVY DUTY OFF-ROAD RACINGI The push-button release solves that lost pin problem. Made of machined aluminum with stainless steel hexagon shaft, eliminating the hard "on/off' problem with dirt buildup, that a spline shaft unit has. #1120 $39.95 each CUSTOM FLAME CUTTING • FREE CATALOG • DEALER PROGRAMS Page 28 August 1985 Dave Lofland finished fifth in his heat, had to run the consolation race, won that, and went on to win the main event, leading it from the third lap. Joe Hoffmann, from Tonawanda, New York, drove his Mantis Spyderto third in the heat, and he moved up to a keen second in the main event. together. Eventually o~e of the wheels of one of the cars had to be removed before they could be separated. Meanwhile, the race con-tinued. The track was so wet it was pretty much a follow the leader exercise. Tom Surace in his Berrien finished first, followed in by Blair Bassett in a Chenowth and Joel Croft in a . Berrien. These three cars advanced to the main event with the next four finishers, Guy L'Clair, Byran Henry, Bill Mitchell and Bob Joseph, all going into the cons9lation race. Bill LeFeuvre came off the start of the second heat in the lead and he was never headed. Mike Parker started out second, dropped to third for a lap when he was passed by Bob Hanna. However, Hanna took the big jump too hot and ended up off the course in the next turn. Parker moved back into second where he stayed to the finish. Paul Robertson was third in this heat. Going into the consolation race were Dave Lofland, Claude Tetrault and Bob Hanna. Completing the Yankee sweep of the Toronto race, Mike Parker, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, flew his.Berrien to a fine third in the feature race. Bill LeFeuvre, Berrien won·his heat race, and he was fourth in the main. The Ontario driver leads the BFGoodrich Challenge Cup points series. Dusty Times

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Ed Righter of E-Bear Racing, from Springville, New York, went flag to flag to win the third heat in his Chenowth Magnum. Right behind him all the way was Goeffrey Kenwood, fro m Dundas, Ontario driving a ProTech. In third all the way after the first lap was Joe Hoffman, out of Tonawanda, New York, driving a Mantis. Headed for the consolation race were Dean Fisher, Frank Nielson and Tom Benvenuti. There were a total of twelve cars in the consolation race. The Ed Righter, Springville, New York, won his heat in the Chenowth Magnum, but Guy L'Clair jumped his Berrien into the lead off the main event start, held top two finishers would make the he crashed off a jump and out of the action in the event finale. second midway, but traffic did him in and he failed to finish. main event. The rest just had to run to earn some money, since prize money was paid from third through twelfth. Dave Lofland, Funco, ended up first after working his way up from third. Guy L'Clair took second, and they both moved on to the main event. Finishing third through fifth were Bob Hanna, Dean Fisher and Rick Price. Next on the program, some 4x 4s put on an exhibition race, to see how the crowd would respond to trucks. If the spectators liked what they saw, the 4 x 4s would be an added purse race at next year's show. In Class 3 Dean Wilson took the checkered flag ahead of Randy Beaudrie and Brian Case. In Class 4 it was Dwight Cooke out front, followed by Linda Lou Schlamb and B.J. Laroque. One of these trucks got pushed off in the whoop-de-doos of the motor-cycle track, and this really gave the crowd a thrill, until he could get back on the right track. When the green flag flew on the main event, Guy L'Clair jumped into the lead off the start, but, by the third lap he was passed by Dave Lofland, from Palmyra, New Jersey. Joe Hoffmann was running third. Ed Righter, Chenowth Magnum, and Bill LeFeuvre, Berrien, were fourth and fifth. On the next lap Mike Parker, Berrien, passed LeFeuvre, and by lap 6 it was Lofland, L'Clair, Hoffmann and Parker. Righter had come off the big jump and rammed into another car; and the action put both cars out of contention. At the checkered flag it was Dave Lofland in his older Funco that won the main event, followed by Joe Hoffmann and Mike Parker, from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In fourth place, the first Canadian finisher, was Bill -LeFeuvre, from Limeho use, Ontario, followed by Toronto's Paul Robertson. Tom Surace, from Northfield, New Jersey was sixth in his Berrien. The last three finishers were Ontario drivers Goeffrey Kenwood, Joel Croft and Blair Bassett. While Bill LeFeuvre still leads the points for the BFGoodrich Challenge Cup, with 175, Dave Lofland is now second, tied at 110 points with GoeffKenward, and Tom Surace is next with 105 points. Again, sincere thanks go to BFGoodrich and Molson Brewing Company for their continued support of events such as this. Racing needs more involvement from companies of this caliber. Thanks should also go to the bulk of the 42,000 spectators who stayed to the very end of the very wet evening of racing. They certainly are dyed in the wool fans. Dusty Times I like to see myself in the finish ... At home or on the track! "Ever noticed that a clean, well-polished car seems to drive better? Me too. "My equipment shines because of Pro® Light Touch™ polish. I don't like having to grind in polish or wave my arms like a madman to buff up a shine. I like Light Touch because it goes on easily, and works up a shine without me working up a sweat. Besides- I'd rather save my arm muscles for grabbing the steering wheel. MOTORSP0RTS PRO® Light Touch™ Products, official sponsor of the Toyota Offroad Racing Team. August 1985 Ivan "lronman" Stewart, Team Toyota Offroad Race Champion and Pro® Light Touch Spokesman. "I use Light Touch on my racing Toyotas. My sponsors' stickers shine. My fans can see my name from the top of the stands. Even the competition has no doubt as to who just blasted past them. And I can check my smile before I get to victory circle. "Pro Light Touch polish is available in liquid or paste, and the shine is guaranteed for a full 12 months. And . don't forget Pro® Light Touch™ Wash & Wax, which I use on my cars and trucks between races for a gentle clean-ing and added shine. "But there's one car that's just as important to shine. My personal car. It's the one I drive to go pick up my endorsement checks." PRO® Car Care Products-The Professionals' best kept secret for over 50 years PRO® Consumer Products 1910 S. Yale, Santa Ana, CA 92704 714 540-4776 A Division of BAF Industries *Reg. T.M. of E.I. DuPont DeNemours Co. Page 29

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TOYOTA OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL PRO RALLY A New Standard Of Excellence In U.S. Pro Rallying By Thomas D. Grimshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz splash the Audi Quattro through the woods on their way to a resounding first overall in the Evolution 2 mode·/ nicknamed the "Batmobile" by the Washington folks. Two years ago, while I ~as still pretending to manage the SCCA PRO Rally Series; several organizers announced their intention to seek a world championship event for the U.S. It was my feeling that it would be counter productive to offer several choices to the Pontiff of Paris (FISA) and we would be better served by joining together to push a single event as our candidate for WRC status. One lesson I've learned in life is if there is a hard decision to be made try to get somebody else to make it. So I appointed a commission. Commissions are wonderful. They allow you to blame a whole lot of people for your mistakes. The group included several top competitors, members of the SCCA PRO Rally Board, some automotive manufacturers and two very nasty looking rednecks who once bought me a beer in .Wichita Falls, Texas. (These last two were an attempt to gain an unbiased opinion -they'd never . heard of rallying.) After a month of lobbying, the commission selected the Olympus PRO Rally in Washington State as our WRC candidate. The two guys from Texas declined to vote because they didn't like anything that had to do with Washington - even the wrong Washington. Texans are like that. I am pleased to say the commission's decision was exactly right. The Toyota Oly7mpus International PRO Rally was the most profession-ally organized and perfectly~ executed event I have ever attended. Only 33 teams entered the rally. The prospect of-a four day event in the mountains of Washington State caused several privateer teams to stay home, although many of them came to Tumwater to volunteer as workers. Only eight teams qualified for the FISA interna-tional classes and the remaining teams ran in the national classes as part of the Bridgestone SCCA PRO Championship Series. The two groups were separated by several minutes, which gave Rod Millen a decided edge in his 4WD Mazda RX-7. The rally was extremely dusty and the fact that John Buffum would start behind 1983 World Rally Champion, Hannu Mikkola, while Millen · would lead off the second group with a ten minute clear window in front of him, seemeci to make Millen the pre-event favorite. Since the Toyota Olympus was a prototype WRC rally practice and pacenoting was allowed. Pacenote.s are short-hand black magic which describes the road in front of the John Buffum and Neil Wilson kept the older Audi Quattro together on the long rally and finished first in SCCA points, second overall. Rod Millen hops quickly from trail to gravel road in the 4 x 4 Mazda RX-7, and Millen finished well, first in open class and third overall. driver. They are also a very heavy burden to a co-driver. If he tells his driver the road goes straight over a blind crest, in the dark, on the edge of a 1,000 foot cliff, and he is wrong -it's TS time in the mountains. A typical pacenote reads "Vlg EL/ c 30, ER HPL 100". It is read at speed to the driver as "Very long easy left over crest, 30 ( the distance in meters to the next turn), Easy right, Hairpin Left, 100". Simple? You bet your bippy. In fact, when you use pacenotes, you are betting your bippy. The last time I used pacenotes was in 1974, when the abortive Press On Regardless in Michigan was a WRC event. It seemed only prudent for John Buffum to bring in a co-driver who has used pacenotes for many years and so Neil Wilson of England replaced me in the Audi Quattro and I moved over to the Production Class with Douglas Shepherd· and his amazingly quick little Dodge GLH. Wiison couldn't get to the States until three days before the start so I went to Washington ten days early to prepare the notes with Buffum. It ,vas quite an education. We drove the 400 stage miles three separate times, preparing and correcting the final notes. The final pacenote book had 120 pages. Audi was the only overseas manufacturer to send a works team to Tumwater. They brought in a new Group B Evolution II Quattro that looked like something Cato should be driving for the Green Hornet. It was to be the very first outing anywhere in the world for the new Quattro. They also imported Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz to pilot the beast, and a dozen or so German mechanics to patch it back together. Mikkola spent a week playing golf in the morning and practicing in the afternoon. Buffum and I join.ed him one day and the mini-war between two world class drivers started on the first tee box rather than on the first rally stage. Buffum shot his lifetime low score. Hannu bought new clubs and shoes. The rally started the morning of July 4th in downtown Olympia, WA., the state capital. The opening race stage went right through the center of the city and Millen's Mazda RX-7 was docked at 104 MPH on the finishing straight around a lake. Mikkola and Buffum tied to the exact second, followed by Millen, five seconds back and Swedish Rally Chamion, O la Stromberg, another three seconds back. Unlike last year, Shepherd did not knock over any "No Parking" signs and found the top speed on the Dodge GLH to be 115-MPH. Canadian Rally Champion, Walter Boyce, ended his rally on the second stage at the Tum water Doug Shepherd gave author Tom Grimshaw quite a ride in the Dodge GLH, and, after the handstand, the team came back to win Production honors and place fourth overall. Howard and Richie Watanabe came from California to win Group A in their absolutely sano Toyota, and the boys finishe_d a swift sixth overall on the tough event. .Airport. 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Ramon Ferreyros and Ken Eklund raised some dust in their Toyota Starlet en route to a second plac~ in open class and seventh overall. Clive Smith and Harry Ward dirt track the Toyota Corolla twin cam as they hustled through the trees to second in Group A, ninth overall. ... · Off to the City of Tenino, WA. where we terrorized a quiet neighborhood before blasting down the main street at well over a hundred. Steve Nowicki delighted the spectators by spinning his GT Production Class Nissan 300ZX down the main drag. After a quick run around the Washington State Police Academy track, we climbed into the mountains to do three gravel stages to end the day. At the finish line of Stage 7, Millen misjudged a tightening left and rolled across the timing line, landing on his wheels and continuing on. Shepherd tried the same trick but failed as we bashed about in the woods, remodeling my side of the Dodge GLH, ending impaled on a large tree. Several spectators lifted us back onto the road and we motored on with a bent axle. fondle the rally cars. It was a hell of a circus. Day Two was the first true test of the cars in the mountains. The stages all ran in the Capital Forest after an early morning starting run through the streets and freeways of Tacoma. The Goochs, Gary and Judi, retired with a failed fuel pump in their Dodge Shelby Turbo and offered their service crew to our team. John Crawford hit a stump and removed the left front wheel for a DNF. Mikkola's crew changed his gearbox, -and clutch. Clive Bridgestone 11-pound plastic and fiberglass · compound tire rims on his Oldsmobile and tells the press that he likes them very much. Gary Eaton, running a Group A Opel Ascona rented from Jerry Hines of Washington State, gets to practice his welding at every service stop. Shepherd slips us past Kreibich's Quattro and then we received a gift - Clive Smith experiences some problems with his Toyota and allows us to sn.eak into fourth overall. Only Mikkola, Buffum and Millen The Michigan team of Guy Light and Joe Andreini herded the big Oldsmobile stand between us and first place. through the woods without big troubles and finished second in Production. We decide to rest in fourth. Smith dropped six minutes when best we could hope for since the The 1985 Toyota Olympus a large rock removed a brake line. remaining cars in front of us were International PRO Rally ended Howard and Richey Watanabe much faster than our production Sunday morning, July 7th, on the of California motored quietly car. finish ramp in front of the capital along in their Group A Toyota, The finaJ legs, 3 and 4, ran dome with hundreds of running on our pacenotes, from early Saturday morning spectators cheering, popping of looking like they were bored until early Sunday morning. The champagne corks and 15 with the whole thing. Their car is course went to the top of the battered survivors. Hannu magic -dust does not stick to it. world -up where the air is thin Mikkola finished about 15 End of Day Two and Mikkola and co-drivers grit their teeth in minutes in front of' Buffum's jumps into a waiting rental car the daylight. Mikkola and ailing Quattro, making it a one-and heads for the golf course. He Buffum continued their private two finish for Audi. Rod Millen now leads Buffum by 33 seconds war but JB's Quattro was very finished third overall, six after two long days of rallying. tired and he was falling off the minutes behind Buffum. Then Shepherd has put in a brilliant pace. came the heroes -Shepherd and drive and we move from 16th to Jon Woodner decided to add I finished fourth overall. 6th overall and first in some spice to his life and rolled At the formal awards in the Production Class. his Peugeot 505. It limped on Capital building Sunday That evening we learn that battered but not terminally afternoon, the five observers Bruno Kreibich is running out of broken. · from five different countries rubber for his Audi Quattro. Guy Light ran experimental were very ~ ~ ~ i;r-~ Both BFGoodrich and Bridge--------------------------stone brought full 18-wheel trailers full of tires and we're using them up at a fantastic pace. Both Mikkola and Buffum used over a hundred tires each at the Toyota Olumpus. Since Bruno is only a minute plus in front of us and our wee Dodge does not chew up rubber like his Quattro we decided to take a shot at moving by him during the final two day 24 hour run. That would give us fifth overall and first in class -the . w B'®'\ Nowicki's rally ended at the final stage of Day One - a short run through an ORV park in front of spectator stands. It seems he got confused on the course and short cut direct to the finish, beating everyone by a minute or so. Under FISA international rules, short cutting results in immediate disquali-fication and Steve left for home. Checkpoints, or in rally talk "controls" are well marked in Washington events; here the winning Audi waits for the signal to start a stage. Results at the end of the first day showed Mikkola two seconds in front of Buffum. Millen was over a minute back, followed by Stromberg in another Team Europa Saab, Clive Smith in a Group A Toyota, Bruno Kreibich in an Audi Quattro and Guy Light in a Production Class Oldsmobile. Shepherd and I were well down in the ranks, thanks to several punctures and our trip to the woods. The fireworks show. at the headquarters motel was spectac-ular. Literally thousands of locals came by to watch the show and Page 34 Off road racing star Malcolm Smith drove a Production Class Dodge in the rally, but he was among the over 50 percent who failed to finish. 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~ ~ enthusiasticabout the Toyota Olympus. Perhaps we will actually see a WRC event in the U.S. in '86. And one final pleasant surprise for Buffum and I. Since the rally was run under FISA rules, non-SCCA members were not scored for national points in the Bridgestone PRO Rally Series. Buffum picked up a win in Bruno Kreibich gave Clark Bond a nifty ride off the road and into the trees on a rally stage. Bruno lost the Quattro, almost saved it on the shoulder, headed into a slight (jitch, veered right, and finally stopped with the car's nose resting on a stout pine tree. the national standings, putting him back in the championship race and I picked up a win in the co-driver championships be-cause all three co-drivers in front of me were non-SCCA members. In other words, JB and I both got a win despite the fact we did not win the rally overall, nor did we ride in the same car. Sometimes the fates are kind. If we do not ge·t a world championship rally in 1986 it will be through no fault of John Nagel, Claudia Chittim or their vast organizing team. They gave us better than we expected. They gave us an event that is years BRUSH RUN 101 ahead of any other in our country. Now it's up to FISA, and all those observers who spoke in strange tongues. And pacenotes? Try 'em sometime - in your living room. If they work, they're fantastic. If they don't -you want to make your mistakes in your recliner, watching something soothing -like Dolly Parton breathing. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACE® CRANDON, WISCONSIN Home of World Champio_nship Off Road Racing SAT. sJN. AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 1985 SPONSORED BY 71l«£--Va/«e,(R) HARDWARE & BUDWEISER SODA Points Series Berrien Autocross Series All Score Classes On-Grounds Camping Over 400 Entrants in '84 ' TOTAL- PURSE TROPHIES CASH CONTINGENCIES SERIES THE GRANDDADDY-OF OFF ROAD RAC'N' - SEE YOU IN CRANDON, WISCONSIN 1 Mile West of Crandon W. - Brush Run 101 Race Facility For More Information BRUSH RUN 101 Pre-Registration Deadline (715) 478-3617 or 478-3435 Box 101, Crandon, WI August 16, 1985 Page 36 August 1985 Dusty Times

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ROUND 6 IN THE WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Peugeot Wins Again In Greece ,mo alonen and eppo Harjanne took the lead on the first section in the first evolution Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, and they led'handily all the way to the finish. Text & Photos: Martin Holmes front strut on the Audi, but didn't have enough tools and parts to fix it, and he too ran out of time. With so few top drivers entered, the rally suffered badly when these two retired so early. The event sponsors, Roth-mans, entered one of their team Porsches, and it was interesting to see how well Qatar driver Saeed Al Hajri could drive in Such company. No Middle Eastern resident driver had ever scored world points before, and as early as the fifth stage he had climbed to third place, best two wheel drive. Saeed lost some five minutes and three places on the final stage of the first day. The window winder· fell off and the clutch went away, plus he had trouble in the dust at night. If the Acropolis never has night stages again, a lot of drivers will be relieved. Ingvar Carlsson was system-atically climbing back up the field after a puncture on stage 3 . dropped him to tenth. By stage 8 he was fifth, by Kalambaka he was third. Volkswagens were dominating group A. Franz Wittmann had a shock fail on stage four which let Kleint take the lead. Jochi Kleint rose as high as eighth overall, before a broken • drive shaft and other damage put lngvar Carlsson and Benny Melander brought the Mazda RX-7 Rotary in third. him out. overall, winning the unofficial two wheel drive ·category. The positions at Kalambaka It must be sacrilege to suggest rally failed to generate any were Salonen, a minute and nine that winning the Acropolis Rally interest after the second stage, seconds ahead of Blomqvist. could ever be easy, but Salonen's and the results were as Carlsson was third with nearly second win for Peugeot was predictable as the event itself. two minutes on Mehta. But, any noted more for his ability to stay Only the attractive weather made hopes that Blomqvist could out of trouble than for speed. life bearable. whittle away the deficit were The most impressive factor in his World champion Stig Blom-soon lost. On the final stages victory was the way his former qvist had the all important before the rest stop Salonen had Nissan teammate Shekhar Mehta number one on the side •of the to drive on old tires, and this let let him run ahead in dust free Audi Quattro. He hit a stone on the Audi make a run of fastest conditions during the critical the very rocky first stage, and it times, then the world champion first day, an action which cost the was some time before the car was had a spate of problems. A rear Kenyan a possible third place. running completely right again. strut change took too long, After the second stage retire-Timo Salonen was marginally leading to a one minute penalty. ments of Ari Vatanen and quicker on the early stages. Stage Twice the Motronic system Walter Rohr!, and because of the 2 saw the two car Audi and stopped, and then came brake new, two minute interval rule, Peugeot entry halved. Ari troubles. The worst problem for Mehta's sportsmanship enabled Vatanen found the Peugeot Salonen was the way his shock Salonen to run a clear eight would not respond to the absorbers got stiffer as they minutes behind Stig Blomqvist in steering wheel, and he·was lucky overheated, but gradually, he had equivalent visibility. Blomqvist to stop without other damage. no need to drive fast. Al Hajri · put up more fastest times, bur' High winds delayed the was delayed at a service point suffered more problems. At the helicopter load of mechanics, -changing a rear suspension arm, start of the second day, Salonen and Vatanen got going again too which dropped him back; but, by was first on the road, and during late to continue. Walter Rohl stage 29 he was back in fourth the night stages on the final leg, was no luckier. He broke the behind the two 4 x 4 leaders and he could control Blomqvist at his ----------------- - ---------leisure. The 1985 Acropolis Rally witnessed the end of tradition, and it may never be run again in the same style. Gone is the reputation of being Europe's toughest rally, since over 40 percent of the entry finished. Timo Salonen's end to end victory showed the day of pacing yourself for success was over. A rotary engined car finally did well in world class rallying when Ingvar Carlsson took third place in a group B Mazda RX-7, winning the unofficial two wheel drive category. But, the event itself was lack luster. There was a paucity of top line drivers, the Dusty Times In ninth overall and first in group A, Franz Wittmann and Max Ogrisek were the first to ever finish the Acropolis Rally in a VW Golf G Tl. August 1985 Trying hard, the defending World Champion Stig Blomqvist, with Bjorn Cederberg navigating, had troubles often and had to settle for second in the . Audi Sport Quattro. Carlsson's Mazda. The crowning disaster for Blomqvist was a bad flat. The rim was bent and the jack broke, costing him four tninutes. All he could hope for was bad luck for Salonen's Peugeot. Salonen now led Blomvqist by nearly seven minutes, and Carlsson was almost 35 minutes behind the leader. The third leg started at nightfall, and it was a single lap of the southern peninsula. It had the makings of the most unimaginative night of rallying. Dust would insure nobody tried to go faster than the man in front. Achim Warmbold, who re-started in sixth, only a few sections behind Al Hajri, went off the road in the dust in the RX-7, and realized it was far more important to finish than be a hero. He was sixth at the finish. Wittmann kept on going, wondering whether the old VW Golf legend of never finishing the Acropolis Rally would strike him down, but it didn't. He had no trouble, not even a flat and he finished ninth overall, winning group A. No group A car had ever finished this event in the top ten before. Timo Salonen and Seppa Harjanne won outright in the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 4WD, besting Stig Blomqvist/ Bjorn Cederberg, Audi Sport Quattro by over four minutes. Ingvar Carlsson and Benny Melander were well back in third in the RX-7, the first 2 WO, just over two minutes ahead of Shekhar and Yvonne Mehta in the Nissan 240 RS. Saeed Al_ Hajri and John Spiller brought the Porsche 911 SC RS in fifth overall·, closely followed by Warmbold's Mazda. Ewald Klein and Gunther Witzmann won group N in a Toyota Corolla, and it was the first time a group N car had ever finished the Acropolis Rally. Will the Acropolis ever be the same again? If they had any more finishers they would have to rent a bigger boat to bring the cars back from Poros, but will they ever go to the soutllern peninsula again? The rally was as popular as ever among privateers. Just to hear Salonen and Harjanne explain that the greatest challenge was to keep going, was to make one realize that present day rally cars are ·getting even stronger and more powerful than the Gods of Greece themselves. That will never do. Something has got to change. Scoring fifth overall, Saeed Al Hajri became the first Middle East <;iriver to score world championship points driving the nifty Porsche 911 SC RS. The service stop for Stig Blomqvist's Audi Sport Quattro was busy. These pits spring up all along the route/of all the major rallies. Page 37

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PRO CAM AM RACING The Uttle Rock 300 Text & Photos: Daum Shaeffer/ Harvey Otterstrom/ Leonard Day Bob Nyeste towed all the way from Kam/oops, British Columbia to win at Little Rock, bringing the modified Bronco home first overall with smooth and consistent laps. The beautiful Capital Forest area south of Olympia and west of Little Rock, Washington, was the setting for the newest 300 mile off road race on the Pro CanAm schedule. The course held roads that were to be used two weeks later-for the Toyota Olympus Pro Rally, so the roads on course were very fast. The majority of the participants in the race enjoyed the change to faster trails. Malcolm Smith was seen by course crews participat-Usually a contender, Steve Farrell broke an axle, rolled over, then hit a big tree, and he was out before completing a single lap. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the C. 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Registration, tech inspection and pre-running for the Little Rock 300 began on Friday morning, and continued late into the mid-June evening. The driver's meeting at the start/ finish area led off the Saturday morning activity. -All details were covered at the driver's meeting including a couple of different twists to the rules of the road. First, the Pro CanAm groupprovided six chase rigs equipped with yellow strobe lights to act as tow rigs/ parts rigs, an,d so forth. They were kept very busy helping the racers in trouble on the course. The biggest plus to this new feature is that no race support rigs were allowed on course. Everyone was treated equally, and the organizers feel the race was much safer than normal on this type of course. The other new feature was that the pit road was two miles long, and had many good pit areas along the way. Some thought it was an inconvenience, but there was not much bothersome congestion around the official's quarters, which was· nice for a change. At exactly 12 :00 noon the first 3 wheeler left the line to start their 125 mile race. Scott Davis was the only 3 wheeler to leave the course, and was seen later on with a relocated front wheel. Several fell out due to burned pistons, but Dennis Kerr kept his trike in the right groove, and he came out on top with a time of 2:36.33. He was followed closely by Bill Ballester and Curtis Upton. Third overall time went to Jim Caudle on his small bore 200 cc, at 2:59.25. Next on the line were the ten Odysseys. Their numbers are small, but these guys have plenty of heart. Highland Honda and Issaquah Kawasaki need a lot of credit for their continued efforts August 198S Dan Clark, Jr. navigating a downhill hairpin, came back from a trip to a ditch, and with his father Dan Sr. won the Pro Buggy Unlimited Class. Making just one stop for gas, Harvey Lange and Tom Hamilton started last but came home first in the Pro 1600 Class, and they were second overall. Gerry Irvine's whisper quiet "Grey Ghost" pickup ran a flawless race, except for a bent fender and a flat tire, and took second in the Heavy Iron. Early leader Dick Mauhl took a side trip into a ditch, and the ditch put him back to second place in Unlimiteds due to the time loss. in keeping the racers on the track, week after week. The newer 350 suspended Odysseys seemed to be having troubles from all angles in the race. But, Danny Nichols has been meticulous in coming across the finish line first more times than not; this time he did the course in 2:45.07. Congrats to Danny! Jim Swearingen finished only 2:07 back for second place, while Ray Hegge was inat3:14.36forthird. Earl Fahrney and Terry Shimmin were the leaders in the modified and stock classes. When the full size racers, buggies and 4 x 4s started their 300 mile trek, perhaps it should have been pointed out to some drivers that it is not the course that causes crashes, but a little slip up here or there makes the difference. But, in the case of Steve Farrell in his Class 4 Jeep, it was mechanical woes that did him in. A fractured axle outside the bearing retainer ca used the right tear wheel and drum to exit the car on a very high speed section, which caused a rollover and a launch off the road. The Dusty Times

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Brent Zottman was forced to retire midway in the race, after rocker arm malfunctions caused a giant loss of oil, and a damaged engine: Jack Mamo wound up in the same sneaky ditch two times. The last time was on the white flag lap, and he was stopped for the night. Gayle Hodson's single seater, driven here by John Winkes, flies past one of the visual check points on course, the camper hidden in the trees. Jeep hit a tree approximately 15 feet off the ground, somewhere between 50 and 75 feet from the road, and it came to rest r1ght side up. Happily there was not a scratch on Steve or his co-driver Larry Garman. A very similar situation also happened to Dean Larson driving a Funco SS IL But, Dean says he just over drove the corner, and again there was no injury, a testimonial to the excellent safety equipment. pickups, on the white flag lap. Both men missed · the same corner and spent the night in the ditch. Pro Buggy unlimited class drivers Dan Clark, Jr. and Dan Clark, Sr. finally put one together with only one fuel stop. They took the class honors and top money in 7:10.26. Dan, Jr. was seen in several ditches, but he managed to pull out and get back in the groove. Ken Sanislo found the only water on the course, and a bunch of other troubles took his Berrien out on Loose gravel on the high speed rally road put Bill Jackson and his Jeep in a ditch. Reportedly, the only damage was to his pride. .vas deaned at Check 2, but clogged again at the pits on the same lap, so it was ·changed. Midway a right rear tire went.flat, but teammate Todd Springer was down with a broken trans between Check 1 and 2, so Todd donated a tire from his car and helped make the change. Lange and Hamilton made a late race charge to pass a buggy in front of them, and discovered it was in the Sportsman class. The team not only won Pro 1600 class, the only finisher, but they came in a fine second overall. Larry Olson was back in a buggy but his 1600 caught a rut and flipped on lap 5, which ended his competition evening. Overall reports on the course and the race were excellent, and everyone had a good time. The awards presentation was on Sunday morning at the Tyee Motor Inn in Tumwater, thanks to John and Claudia Nagle of the Olympus Rally group. The next Pro CanAm event is the 200 mile Horn Rapids Sagebrush Shootout, August 16-18. It will take the action back to the real desert, and the nearby city of Richland, Washington is really supporting the event. The grand finale for the Pro CanAm season is the 400 mile high desert race at Millican Valley, Oregon, Jeff Peacock puts a pass and the dust on Ken Sanislo. Peacock went on to near Bend. This event is also a finish third among the Unlimiteds, Sanislo retired midway bonus points race for the lap 6. Roy Williams ended up last in their Hi Jumper -Outlaw VORRA drivers from northern over a bank on lap 7 of the 12 in the five car field. On the fourth California, and it should be a big lapper, and that was all for the lap the fuel filter clogged, and it affair. )C Del Matthews single seater. Brent _e_-------""""----''---------'-=cc"-'--'----------"-zottman 's single seater had rocker arm malfunctions, lost lots of oil and retired on the ninth lap. Driving a Rabbit powered two seater, Mike Strong got a very late start, but he moved up rapidly in the field only to DNF on the last lap with mechanical ills. The LaPlante Racing Team had troubles on both lap 5 and lap 6, but they still hung on for a fourth place. Joe Kellogg, of Yakima, managed a finish in fifth place, with lots of minor mechanical problems all night: Having a knack for crashing and mechanical problems, these were not the goals for Jeff Peacock at Little Rock. He managed to unclog a fuel filter and replace an ignition coil and ended up third, in the money. Dick Mauhl's only comment was not printable, but it had something to do with the ditch and the difference between first and second place. Tow rigs on the spot were able to retrieve Dick and get him under way after minor repairs. In the Pro 1600 group, Harvey Lange a_nd Tom Hamilton started A tuned to perfection 350 suspended stock Odyssey was the secret to Danny Nichols' overall win in the bunch, with a time of 2:45.07. · The Blue Line is here. ILLE PRODUCTS, INC. Filler Safety is now offering all seat belts and harnesses in BLUE at an additional 10% over existing prices. We are also stocking harness pads, horse collars, arm restraints and tie downs In blue at no increase in cost. To order use ·existing numbers and specify blue. No. 62625-3 .................. $11S.OO SIMPLE TO ORDER Phone or mail order ·using Visa, Mastercharge or we do ship C.0.0. No personai checks please. Order now and receive the new. 20 page 1985 catalog and price list free. FILLER PRODUCTS, INC. .9017 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352 The battle for the overall lead in the race went back and forth between the buggies and the 4 x 4s, with the trucks winning in the · end. The overall winner' was Bob "Nasty" Nyeste covering the course in 6:33.03 in the modified Bronco from way up north. in Kamloops, British Columbia. Nyeste's consistency each race has been paying off. He stopped twice the entire race, once for fuel and once to visit the woods for relief. Second place in Pro 4 x 4 went to Gerry Irvine in his "Grey Ghost", after he had a slight fender bender and flat tire. After repairs to an oil cooler leak and a broken light relay, Art Johnson's Bronco stayed right in the money, finishing third. Son of a gun luck struck Jim Murphy and Jack Mamo, both driving There is no more beautiful a setting for the start of a race than Washington's Capital Forest, already sporting signs for the Pro Rally. (818) 768-7770 Dusty Times August 1985 Page 39

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Verling and Saxon Nab The Virginia City 100 Text & Photos: Joe Stephan The Verling family must have racers who had six hours to times on lap five, when they a liking for the Virginia City race. complete the required ten laps. switched drivers. Dave and his Last year, as if by Hollywood Dave Schulte appropriately wife had done the first five, and script, Pat's employer gave him had the pole position. Last year Darrell and his girl friend were in the money to replace his blown he hit a telephone pole at 40 mph for the second five laps. They engine, and Pat and his father Vic on the ruggedly fast, down hill rolled twice, landing on their turned it around to take the pole line road into Checkpoint 3! wheels, on the last lap and lost no overall victory. This year, retired His crew used the occasion this more. than 15 seconds, but they papa Vic was replaced by former year to present him a plaque dropped to fifth overall with a Virginia City winner Chris mounted piece of telephone pole time of 4:49.08, which still got Saxon. The end result was a which became even more them the Class 2 and 5 combined seca'nd straight Virginia City win appropriate since -you guessed victory. for the Verlings. it -he hit the very same phone VORRA's premier race was pole and ripped off a wheel! Verling and Saxon blew their once again held over a rugged, 20 After the race his crew passed big motor while pre-running the mile course through the 7,000 around copies of those famous week before the race, so, they foot high mountains and desert Virginia City saloon newspapers threw together a smaller engine that surround the last Wild that emblazoned in a big headline with all the parts available off the West town in the world. As "DREADED MA BELL KILL-shelf at Fibercraft, where Saxon usual, two miles of every lap ran ER STRIKES AGAIN IN works, even using a pair of stoczk right through the streets of the VIRGINIA CITY 200!!! heads that were laying in a once richest town in the world Fritz Wiechers took the first corner. They juSt made it to where 50,000 people once lived. row start with Schulte, and Fritz Virginia City in time to register Billions of dollars in gold and ran first on the road until a long and tech on Saturday afternoon silver ore dug from 750 miles of pit stop· on the fifth lap. By that in front of the Palace Saloon on 1 be h Main Street. Saxon's 28 minute mine tunne s neat Virginia point, though not r4nning City were the attraction then. together' it was a three way race first . lap was their slowest, with Today, it is a $7000 purse that forfirstoverall between the Class the rest more consistant in the 26 attracted 70 racers to the same 1 of Verling/Saxon, the Hinz and 27 minute area. Verling spirit that prevailed then.. Brothers' Class 2, and Rick turned a :25 minute lap on the On the basis of a class starting Bower, who had to "Iron Man" eighth round. The end result was order, luck of the draw, the line Steve Bradford's new Raceco, a strong 4:29.08, the overall up was Classes 2, 1, 1-2-1600, sihce Steve broke his hand while winning time. The pair drove 10, 4 x 4, and the Sportsmen, refueling one of the three what they now call a "Chrisco" who always start last. The two Bradford . entries on the first due to all the chassis engineering every 30 seconds, drag race style round of pit stops. done on the Funto by Saxon. start began at 9:00 a.m. for the Bower took a rear corner off The closest competition in IHTHE\""1GHTPlACE•ELCAJON.CA-, the car on a large, refrigerator Class 1 came from Alton Baker, HAVE LIGHTS~ . I size_d rock on lap 7 _whil~ the who took second in class and , "Hinzco" mob had a five mmute third overall in 4:48.02. Garen ! WI LL RACE j __ l,e_o_n_ge_r'----1-a_p_ t_h_a_n_th_e_ir_ a_v_e_r_ag_e _ _ M_c_C_u_n_e_·_a_n_d_t_w_o_ t_im_e_V_O_RR __ A : I iz I-LO ~ io ~ ~ ..... a~ ~i== _,-cn:c00u ;:::_ z ->-<:!J-.:r;"' "".L--0 -r-C ......: --a: I ~(I) -~ ,-0 '.> ,-+ CC Ln - < 1-.. >~• N o o .. ,.,,. ~ W a: en u.... t±: a,18 tt' Q.. ::) :::> Z LU T"" i3 i ::::, ~ ~ --, ~~ •(I) en< ~ 2 ~ a:, ~ Page 40 Dave and Darrell Hinz rolled the two seater twice, but through it ali they came· back to place fifth 0 /A and win the combined Class 2 and 5. August 1985 overall champ Larry Zimmerman froze on lap 4, which resulted in made their first step up from an engine "China Syndrome" Class 10 to Class 1 a good one, with it literally melting. Falloon only 16 seconds back in third rolled to a stop right next to the with a fourth overall time of town's sewage system, and sat 4:48.18. Bob Lemos Was next, there for an hour before the team fifth overall, and the three Class got the engine started to just ls finished inside a three minute barely run to the line, limping the spread! two miles to the pits in town and Fritz Wiechers took the lead retirement. going into the hillside drop off 50 Bill Lott made one of his yards after leaving the old infrequent appearances in 1-2-Virginia & Truckee Railroad 1600 at the wheel of a buggy of Station start/finish line. He laid his own design, called a down an incredible, dust free, Fibercraft after his Reno off road first lap one second under 25 shop of the same name. He took minutes. However, as has been the same buggy to the 1982 the case so many times before, VORRA Overall Champion-the inaugural Virginia City ship. As usual, Lott made it a winner pulled into the main pits winning run, topping the 16 car at the end of lap 5 for major field from 34th starting spot, and mechanical work, beginning with he drove to an incredible second a new electric fuel pump. He was overall elasped time of 4:43.45. back on lap 8 with a shorted out The way he was taking the drop electrical switch, followed by off just past the start, made one losing a front wheel on the last think he was either trying for his lap, which was half jury rigged pilot's license or destruction back on. Fritz limped to a fourth testing"his suspension. "' and last in class at 5:36.35 rather, Alan Rohrer and Paul McCain. 0 th11i;t , sit. out 'yonder and pick ·· seem destined to finish second ~ flowers . . The 'car sported a · 'this year in Lee Evans' buggy. · tnangled front nerfbar the whole 'They were second at the Mint, way. VORRA now refers to second at the Day/Night 250, nerfing as "Fritzing" ! and second again at Virginia City Second place cash in the nine with a 4:59.52 run. Roy Clark car combined Class 2 and 5 battle took third among the six went to Christopher Cash in the finishers with a 5:25.12 total Donsco Baja Bug. Third went to time. Dennis Kordonowy was in '83 VORRA points champ the thick of things until he was Jimmy Lawrence,. despite twice brought in at the mechanical troubles on the first start/finish to have the section of lap that put him down for 20 the rule book read to him minutes along side the road. He regarding speed coming into also had four flats and rolled the checkpoints. Dennis was very Panzer once. He said afterward, upset about it after the race, of the 5:30.26 run, "Boy was I saying he was no more at fault glad to finish!" than any other driver, though it Day/Night 250 winner Joe was a moot point by this time, Falloon passed Wiechers .on lap since he caught fire four blocks 3, but then had to stop to fix a from the main pits on lap 8. broken throttle cable, when all Michael Thornton made his the bolts came out of the first trip down from Idaho a good generator and took the cable with one by winning Class 10 in his it. He just got back in sight of first VORRA race, with a good Wiechers when the generator clean run in IJlr 1J1r 1J1r 1J1r Chris Saxon passes Larry Zimmerman heading into town. Saxon and Pat Verling won the Virginia City 200 overall, the second straight win there for the Verling family. · Reno driver Bill Lott noses over the starting line drop off in hi's own brand Fibercraft buggy, and Lott went on to win the 16 car 1-2-1600 class. Dusty Times

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Michael Thorton came from Idaho to try VORRA racing and it was worth the trip. Thorton won Class 10 his first time-out at Virginia City. Marshall Mahr, with his son Mike co-driving, zooms out of Six Mile Canyon on his way to another convincing win in the Heavy Metal group. Chris O'Berg turned in a fantastic come from behind, a late start performance to place second in Class 10. Here he whips past the old hospital. John Smith flipped his Jeep twice in the exact same spot, after blowing a tire, but he trucked on in the race after seriousrepairs. Heading for the pits ,;,.ith a flat rear tire, the Mike Olson/Roger Caddell Class 10 came from the state of Washington to the unique race. The early leader Fritz Wiechers had troubles for the rest of the race, dropping time from the fifth lap and limped to fourth in Class 2. Day/Night 250 winner Joe Fa/loon was going well for two laps, then the troubles started, and he eventually retired with engine trouble. Up the hill out of town, Sportsman winners Jim Duncan and John Foody haul their Baja Bug past the growing collection of broken race cars. The "Ma Bell Killer" Dave Schulte displays his only trophy of the event; later he hit the same phone pole he hit last year in this race. gr, !Jr' !Jr' his Chenowth into a 4:58.25 winning time. Chris O'berg had been burning the midnight oil building a new .• engine the week of the race, only to blow the gearbox a mile into pre-running. He was given permission by VORRA Presi-dent Ed Robinson to skip impound and go back to Reno for the rebuild. He made it back just in time to take his place in the starting line, and made it most of the first lap before coughing to a stop on the first corner back into town with dust loaded points. It took 15 minutes to sort out and he got away dead last, behind the Sportsmen and the "big rigs", not catching his class until the sixth lap. In light of his physical condition due to lack of sleep the week before, "Big-O's" drive was easily the best of the race. He made back all the time except for two and a half minutes, finishing second in Class 10 with a time of 5:01.58. John Howard and Kim Anderson, from southern California, got third in Class 10 with a 5 :15.38 time. Ace Bradford and his daughter Donna had their new tandem out for the first time, and had a good run going before getting hung up in the rocks and having to lift the car free. Also they took a big off course ride coming up Six Mile Canyon for the lasttime, and had to stop and change a flat. It all put them back in fourth with a 5:16.12 final time, as five finished in the class. C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM. C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. C.O.R.E .. also has a program of one time guest pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van NLJYS, CA 91406. Page 42 The amazing 61 year old Marshall Mahr comes to compete with VORRA from time to time, and has still to go home without first pla~e! Despite losing the four wheel drive in the Jeep CJ right off the line, Marshall manhandled it for seven laps before switching seats with his 40 year old son Mike, on their way to be the only 4 x 4 finisher with a 5:34.59 time. Don German had a rare retirement with a cracked head after completing only one lap in the Chevy powered Jeep single seater. He led that lap, however, in flying style. Coming into town on the pavement he passed one buggy on the right shoulder, then crossed to the other side of the road to pass another buggy on the left shoulder, all in about 50 yards distance. Mike Povey kept Mahr honest despite having a flat, hitting two trees, breaking a sector shaft on top of the hill, where it fortunately pulled to the right and not toward the cliff on the left. Mike also lost the rear bodywork, and had to fix a broken tie rod end and drag link, which they did by stuffing in three quarters and tightening it all up, in lieu of the two lost rubber cups. Povey and crew completed eight laps, and pitted just as Mahr took the checkered, so they retired to the comfort of their infamous battery operated Daquiri blender. August 1985 There was the threat of disqualification for any car that came through the start/ finish without a spark arrestor. At the line John Smith's passenger was still holding their muffler in his arms, which came off when they flipped twice after a tire blew. The nationally used, VORRA invented Sportsman class produced a VORRA record 21 car class entry. That field was bolstered when the first couple of Bajas showed for the new 5-1600 class, which is being heavily promoted by Mike Bishop of Blue Max Racing. Since not everyone was totally legal due to confusion about the rules, the two 5-1600s and the Sportsman Bajas got together with each one entering the Sportsman class putting $50 into a $250 winner take all,,side bet. They were also eligible for the usual $300 Sportsman purse, a feature in the desert races. Though Bob Shermer's Class 1 was number one Sportsman on the road the entire race, he did have to stop to change a flat tire. That was the four minute difference between him and the only other finishers, Jim Duncan and John Foody, who won overall in 1982 with Saxon. The Duncan/Foody Baja grabbed the lion's share of the money from both 'jackpots' with a 5:29.54· time. The best example that it was a rugged race, is that only 22 survivors went the entire distance. They split up the $7000 purse, plus the many fine contingency prizes. Actually, everyone went home winners, thanks to the good time Virginia City always is. Not only is it the "time warp" state of mind you can fall into while in town, but it is the red carpet rolled out by the local residents and merchants. In addition, the race could not take place without the valued support of the Storey County Sheriff, Bob Del Carlo, who is a motorcycle racer, and his Jeep Posse, plus the local fire department and their medical crew. The further adventures of VORRA's own "Pancho & Lefty" -Mike Bishop and Joe Falloon make a good postscript. This time Bishop actually got Falloon into the passenger seat of his pre-runner. Mike's pit was set up at the bottom of the hill down Six Mile Canyon, leading into Checkpoint 3. The standard driving style for the pair launched the pre-runner off the top of the hill there, where the down hill road does a big drop off over the side. Coming down with a big crash, the left front spindle broke as they rode it out to a wild and crazy stop, just barely missing their pit and vehicles. Their crew scattered everywhere as the errant loose wheel took a bite out of Bishop's camper. Dusty Times

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MAJOR AUTOMOTIVE AffRACTIONS Look Who's Back In Town, ·1n Perris. By Richard K. Schwalm Photos: T rackside Photo Enterprises Mike Goodbody survived a spectacular finish line tangle to win oath 1-2-1600 heats and give the entire assembly the biggest thrill of the day. Just as were waving goodbye to the Budweiser Short Course Off Road series at Corona and wondering how to spend our summer weekends, up it pops alive and well in Perris, California. Located in a small Riverside County town, this dirt course has been the site of many motocross events over the past twenty years. It quietly lies at the base of a boulder covered hill just outside of the city limits. Using the outer edges of the existing motocross track for the basic layout, the course ran through two large sweeping turns at each distant end with various switchbacks and jumps in between. On the start/ finish straight there were three steep downhill jumps with the potential for some famous off road flying. And to solve the age old problem of watering the course was a complete sprinkling system. No more waiting between motos for the pokey water truck to flood the turns in the wrong spots; just twist the faucet and the entire course is ready for the next moto in a few minutes. Under the driving force of Major Automotive Attra,ction's leader, Ken Herkimer, and Race Director Ric Lee and his experienced staff, the series would continue with the Corona format of two rounds of eightlap motos and the overall accumula-tive points going to the best CAREFUL! WE'RE CONTAGIOUS CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM . MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42066-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 92390 (714) 676-2066 Page 44 finishes (first moto winner would break a tie). Plus, Classes 1, 10, and 7 would get 90% payback for each event and a big cash bonus for the overall series winner in October. With those inncentives in · mind and the excitement of breaking new ground (or throwing new dirt) the 1-2-1600 cars lined up for their chance for the gold. The luck of the draw put Joe Sexton on the pole and frequent class winner Mike Goodbody on the outside. Starting at the very back of the pack was the only 5-1600 Baja Bug of Max Razo. His usual competition, Kathy Fay, terminally broke her Bug in the morning practice session. Goodbody popped his clutch as· Ric Lee waved the gr~en flag and took the lead into the first sweeper turn. Sexton tucked behind in· front of Jeff Elrod, Rick Boyer, Dan Morton, Dave Bucy, and Razo buzzed along in his Bug. Goodbody started pulling away immediately while Elrod tried to pass a slower Sexton. After finally getting free, Elrod took off after the leader leaving the rest of the pack fighting their way around the slower traffic. After some laps of hard driving, Elrod had gained on Goodbody but not enough to make a challenge. Back in the pack Dan Morton was doing battle with Rick Boyer for third spot. Morton passed and held on for a while, but Boyer repassed through the uphill esses using as much road as possible. On the final lap approaching the finish line, Morton started another charge but lapped traffic put an end to his plan. Goodbody came across the finish line first and a short time later came Elrod, Boyer, Morton, Bucy, Sexton, and Razo. August ·1985 The next moto featured the razzle dazzle Class ls and 10s. Three abreast on the front row were the Class ls with Jim Vanzant and his \:'-8 -powered, sprint car winged, ex-Mike Lund monster on the pole, Jim Fishback, Sr. next, and the Max Razo owned white car driven by Eric Arras. Tommy Croft poled the Class 10s with David Bonner and Bob Wachter to his right. In the second row was Jerry Whelchel, Jim Fishback, Jr. and Mike Withers.· Class 1 left the line first with _ VanZant digging into the front. He hung the rear end out in an opposite lock sprint car style slide spraying tons of dirt over Fishback and Arras and half of Riverside County. After the dust cleared the 10s started with Croft heading Bonner, Whelchel, Wachter, Withers and Fishback Jr. into the first turn. Whelchel half spun on the uphill esses bunching those behind him and letting Croft and Bonner pull away momentarily. On the next tour Bonner and Wachter tangled long enough to lose their earned positions and Whelchel slipped into second place to hunt down Croft .. As the Class 10 cars began catching the Class ls Fishback Sr. and Anas had managed to pass VanZant in the slow turns and high jumps and have a bit of a race of their own. Meanwhile, Whelchel had caught and passed Croft in his usual flamboyant red light flashing manner. Croft was running a new engine that didn't have the usual zip. Crossing the line for the last time for Class 1 honors were Eric Arras, Jim Fishback, Sr., and Jim VanZant. Jerry Whelchel, Tommy Croft, Mike Withers, David Bonner, and Bob Wachter finished for the Class 10s. Jim Fishback, Jr., dropped out with an electrical problem. Two classes of A TCs ran their motos in the afternoon heat with Jimmy White winning on his Kawasaki followed by Mike Coe aboard his red Honda. Fred Conover took the smaller bore Class 30. Quadrunners also ran in a separate moto with Ron Baker and John Neary finishing first and second. Finishing first in the Odyssey class was the popular favorite Rory Holladay. With the . temperature in the low 100s and a small breeze picking up, Class 1-2-1600 took the grid for the second round of motos. A reversed starting order put Jeff Elrod on the pole next to Dan Morton, and the first moto winner, Mike Goodbody, at the very back. Elrod dashed into the lead for a clear run through the course while Morton, Boyer, and Goodbody ate their own dust passing an out of shape Sexton. On the next lap a three way battle for second place developed with Goodbody emerging the winner leaving Morton and Boyer wondering what had happened. Goodbody took out after Elrod with a hungry taste for another victory on his lips. Closer and closer, lap after lap, came Goodbody's differen't looking buggy until they were side by side with · only a few laps left. Goodbody stuck his nose around Elrod a few times, but Elrod remained cool and held his line during each challenge. Finally, as they cameoutof the last sweeping turn and the finish line was only one jump away, Goodbody saw his last chance for another class win. Instead of slowing for the tricky jump, he kept the throttle wide open in a do or die move, and launched himself past Elrod to take the checkered flag in the air! He landed with one wheel hitting Elrod's rear wheel and spun half way off the course collecting some marker flags and breaking a sprinkler head. All of the High flying Jerry Whelchel had to work hard for his Class 10 title at Perris, but Jerry won both hea•s in the Chenowth after some close dicing in the ranks. The wing on Jim VanZant's V-8 powered sprint car style Class 1 is a crowd pleaser, and the monster ended up second in Class 1 competition. Dusty Times

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Perris Speedway has a winner in their sprinkler system that lines the course and provides quick and instant watering between the Mike Coe ro·de a Honda to a second and a first in the 3 wheeler heats, and he also took home the day's title on po_ints. Running separate motos at Perris, the popular four wheel A TVs really flew. Ron Baker rode his quad to victory in both heats. motos. spectators, course workers, and timers forgot about the sweltering heat and yelled their approval of the most exciting finish of the day. Dan Morton took third with Sexton and Boyer following in that order. Overall winner for Class 1-2-1600 was double moto king Mike Goodbody and the Class 5-1600 sole survivor was Max Razo. Next, the Class 1 and 10 cars ran their last moto of the day with the Class ls starting behind the Class 1 Os. kwas generally felt that would make for less passing and thus be a safer race. Front row pole was Mike Withers, Jim Fishback, Jr. was in the middle, and Jerry Whelchel was on the outside. Bob Wachter, David Bonner, and Tommy Croft took the second row. Class 1 lined up with Eric Arras, Jim Fishback, Sr., and the wingless Jim VanZant. · ' Jeff Elrod swings his Donsco 1-1600 racer around a turn at Perris Speedway, despite leading the second heat, Elrod was second in both motos and points. Now the Class ls started with VanZant's snarling V-8 taking the same high line around the sweeper as Whelchel, and with · the same results. Fishback Sr. and Arras quietly followed, waiting for their chance to sneak by the yellow brute. set up many times for a pass, but each time something went wrong and Fishback Jr. had to back off and settle for second. It had been a long and frustrating day for the always hard charging driver. Mike Withers, Bonner, Croft, and Wachter finished out the Class 10 field. In the other race Fishback Sr. had his transmission break while trying to pass VanZant. That left Arras to get around VanZant, which he did, and finished in first Driving Max Razo's Class 1 car, Eric Arras pressed on in.the traffic and ended up winning both motos and the Class 1 points for the day. place with a sick ,sounding engine. VanZant had slowed a bit after a hair raising aerial demonstration plus a nose walk landing that had to be seen to be believed. Final overall honors for Class 1 went to Eric Arras and the Class 10 winner was Jerry Whelchel who won both their motos back to back. Finishing in th~ other motos were Mike Coe for the overall A TC win, and Fred Conover for the Class 30 A TC. Ron Baker headed the Quadrunners, and Rory Holladay took it all for the Odysseys. Despite the h_eat, it had been a most promising day at the races for MAA's continued short course off road series. Every-body now knows the action is now back in Perris, and they will be looking forward to the next dirt throwing bash in the sunny month of August. Remember to bring your friends and your own shade. Off the Class 10s went with Jammin' Jerry sliding high on the outside all of the way around the sweeper to come out in front of Fishback Jr., Bonner, Withers (who had briefly stalled on the start), Croft, and Wachter. Whelchel and Fishback Jr. began a flag to flag, knockdown, dragout, duel for the lead while the others followed in single file. Up in the first pack, Whelchel and Fishback Jr. continued their battle for the lead while Withers had worked his way up to third spot by executing a series of perfectly balanced high flying jumps lap after lap. Then came Bonner and Croft going at it for the fourth spot. During the last laps Fishback Jr. had Whelchel RACE IN THE COOL WHITE MOUNT AINSI Racing was close at Perris, and here Jim Fishback, Sr. fends off an attack from Eric Arras, and Fishback finished third in Class 1 action. Rory Holladay won both of the motos for the delightful Odyssey racers in a sharp looking and top performing mini car, a huggable race car. Dusty Times August 1985 150 Mile Off Road Car Race AUGUST 31; 1985 For Entry Info Contact: The Arizona Desert Racing Association (602)252-1900 Page 45

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Bright Shines All Night At The Coors Off Road Classic By Daryl D. Drake Photos: 3-D Photography It was Albert Bright night in Tucson, as he sailed to the win in both Class 1 motos, and he also won the previous race at this track. The stars were Bright and so was Albert at Tucson's first night time off road short course race, the Coors Off Road Classic '85. Albert Bright slid into the lead in the first moto and dominated the second in the Pro Class 1 Unlimited chase. Along with a chance to run 1n the cooler evening, the racers were greeted by a new and much improved track this go-round, the fifth in the American Off Road Racing Association's "Western States Series." Gone were the jumps that put so many on their lids before, and the track had been watered early enough to provide good traction and dust control. Though utilizing much of the same basic course, the jumps had been refined and the whole layout was tightened up a bit to keep the racers in the ligh,ts. Once again tl:ie A.O.R.R.A. program included bikes and A TVs, but this time all ran their first moto with the process then repeated for the second.· This gave the fans a good chance to see all types of racing, with a continuous show from early evening on past midnight. But many of the younger ones were off to bed before the night's conclusion. With the good attendance, the event raised $1700 to benefit the "Spirit of 106" Vietnam Veterans' Project. Fifteen entries in Classes 1, 1-1600, and 2 made up the Pro field, while seventeen Sportsmen raced in six classes. All the single seaters lined up in one row motocross .style. The 2's were to start on a second flag. · Hugh Morrison, starting on the outside in his Offroad Buggy Supply car got the jump, but he got pushed off-the opposite side of the course by the stampede before the first turn. It looked something like surfing with the big wave crashing down behind. Taking the lead was Doc Ingram in a brand new Chaparral wearing the Skoal Bandit colors. This slick white and green race car features a super wide track, giving it a real ground hugging stance. He pulled out front, and when they came by the. double jumps the first time, he was followed by Albert Bright, Hugh Morrison ( who rejoined the course hanging onto third with a spectacular crossed-up flight over the first jump), Scott Tutalo (leading the 1600s), Glen Greer, Dale Fowler, John Brockett, Don Kolt, Tom Zentner, Donnie Beyer, Rod Tharp, and Don Miguel. In the confusion off the start the flagman never waved the 2's off, so they sat back and ran later. Heartbreak hit Ingram near the Doc Ingram, in his brand new Chaparral, started off great leading the first Pro moto, but minor problems kept _him· back out of the money end of the second lap of twelve when he stalled his new Lee Leighton engine off a jump and his car came to a stop. The entire field roared on past before Ingram got the car restarted, and he was barely running in time to keep from getting lapped by Bright. T utalo moved into second four laps in and stayed there, holding off Kolt who worked his way up past Fowler and Morrison. But Albert had clear • sailing and had lapped Greer and Tharp by the finish. Miguel was out with engine troubles, and Jon Brockett had last lap problems, again, when a stub axle broke. Ingram played catch-up a little too hard and broke his power steering, keeping him out of contention for the win, but he did get past a couple racers. In the second Pro 1 moto, Bright got out front and stayed there, but there was plenty of action behind him. Tom Zentner came from sixth to with some wild driving that included a spin so fast he didn't lose a position. He couldn't catch Bright, though he came close a couple times. Meanwhile, Don Kalt ,stayed on Zentner, trying to regain second. They traded positions numerous times, but Zentner started fading, giving Kolt the number two spot. By the checkered Donnie Beyer slipped by, as did _Rod Tharp, and Zentner ended up sixth. In the Pro 2 moto John Gardner won handily after problems took out his competi-tion. Mike Williams was running Pro class this time in his 1600 Sandhawk; he'd catch Gardner in the tight stuff, but Gardner powered out ahead on the straights. Mark Lundell finally got the Mazda Dirtrix hooked up off one corner and literally shot into the lead. But what sounded like shifter trbubles let Gardner by. In gear again, Lundell caught Gardner in a corner and the two tangled, locking wheels. Williams grabbed the oppor-tunity and the lead. This was short-lived however as Williams' co-driver pointed to the right front lower trailing arm working its way out. Gardner got loose first and regained the lead. But Williams decided to go for it and stuck like glue through the rough. When the torsion bar sprang out eight inches, Mike had to slow and Lundell got around for second. Williams was out for the night which disappointed your reporter who was going to co-drive in the second moto. In the second Pro 2 moto, Gardner had no trouble keeping ahead of Lundell. The Mazda was experiencing steering troubles and spun repeatedly, so Lundell parked early on. For the Sportsman motos, the buggies took off in the first wave, with the 5-1600's leaving second. Don Peyton, running alone in Class 1 Unlimited, got out ahead of Greg Egolf, in a 1-1600. Class 2 Unlimited's lone entry, Lance LaCassio and Joe Circa, held third with 2-1600 competitors Tony Capanear and Dave Hubbard battling for fourth as . they came by the grandstands for the first time. Behind them the Budget Sportsmen jockeyed for position. Tom Higgins took the lead followed by Troy Church-man, Randy Miller, Bruce Mills, and Jeff Sanders (driving his wife's desert winning race car). When the · 5-1600's came around, Larry Weiserted his son Don Weiser; Port Campbell and Mike Hayes. The whole T.U.F. Off Road 5-1600 stable was racing. Beginner Sportsman Wesley Slagle brought up the rear in the Ir ( Continued on page 48) Hugh Morrison received more than one tap in the tail. He survived some rough landings also to end up fourth in the first Pro moto. Dale Fowler, #27, and Don Miguel had their own battle going in the Class 1 action, but neither driver placed well on points for the night. John Gardner had no trouble garnering the Pro Class 2 victory, taking the first moto after others had trouble and leading wire to wire in the second. Mark Lundell got ou( front for a time in Pro 2 action, but the rotary powered car had steering troubles, making tight turns difficult. Page 46 August 1985 Dusty Times

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Brush Running In June In A Wisconsin Monsoon By Deb Freimuth Photos: Shutterbug Enterprises Kevin Probst won almost every race he entered in his Berriens, taking first in 2-1600, first in the Limited Championship and capping the weekend with first in the Unlimited Championship. Last year the Crandon, Wisconsin W olfshead Sports-man Club purchased a 240 acre race facility, and were able to provide even better off road racing for the area. Now in their sixteenth year -of organizing races, the promoters decided to offer two races for·~the 1985 season, the first one in conjunc-tion with Score Canada. June 15 and 16 was the date for the first race, with the Labor Day weekend remaining the tradi-tional date for the World Champ-ionship Race. Although the participation of Score Canada series drivers was poor last June, 165 racers showed up to pit their abilities and vehicles against the excellent course on the outskirts of Crandon. Mother Nature once again ·tried to discourage the competitors, providing monsoon type weather similar to that experienced last Labor Day for the race. The comment, "It must be Crandon .. .it's raining", could be heard throughout the pits, but it didn't discourage the drivers who came to race or the 2000 spectators who came to watch the competition. On Saturday the program opened with motorcycles, and the first car classes on the grid were 5-1600 and Wisconsin's 11, a limited two seat buggy class. The 5-1600s took the green flag first, and following them, the 11 s battled over the jumps, some catching up to the Baja Bugs. The brother team of Craig and Dick Metz, Rhinelander, took an early lead in Class 11, with Crandon's husband and wife team of Mike and Mickie Renkas pulling in right behind them. The Metz boys held their lead for a first place finish, the Renkas stayed in second, and James Hook, from Land 0' Lakes, was third. This writer's car plowed through the mud to fourth in Class 11. Among the 5-1600s, it was a battle from start to finish with Phil Freimuth, Rhinelander, just nudging out Ron Karlman of Ixonia, to take the checkered flag with only six seconds margin. Next to battle the Saturday mud were Classes 3 and 6 . Brit Broman, from Kenosha, was the only one in Class 3. Needless to say he won the class. Class 6 had a little more competition as five American Stockers took to the course. Crandon's Fay Statezny was in his usual form as he quickly took the lead. For the rest of the class it was just a matter of catch-up. Mike Mischler, Pickerel, easily nabbed second with Allen Fannin, Argonne, finishing third. The 2-1600s put on a good race, and this one was no exception. Kevin Probst, New Lenox, IL, grabbed his usual lead spot in the Berrien. The real fight was for second, as Dave Vander-missen, Jr. and Doug Motto, both of Wilson, MI, and Russ Tripp, Spooner, WI, ran neck and neck from flag to flag. At the checkered Vandermissen eased across to take second just two seconds ahead of Motto. Tripp finished five seconds behind the second place driver, but was forced to settle for fourth. More Heavy Metal attacked the slimy course as Wisconsin's own Class 13 roared past the green, a wild collection of front engined specials. Dennis Rosa, Crandon, took an early lead followed by Joey Flannery, Pelican Lake, and Fay Statezny, Crandon. Flannery finally started putting the pressure on Rosa, but found the task amazingly easy as Rosa suffered mechanical problems with. only two laps to go, giving Flannery the win. Crandon drivers Brad Mihalko and Fay Statezny finished second and third. Jack Flannery of Crandon ran It was a Probst weekend in Wisconsin as Jeff drove his Berrien Laser to a Scott Taylor flew his Eliminator over convincing victory in the tight 1-1600 battle, winning by a few seconds. but he had to settle for third in the U Dusty Times August 1985 Curt LeDuc hustled his modified Ford Bronco to the wins in both the Class 4 bash and the Heavy Metal Front Engine Championship event. a hard Class 8 race in first place until problems struck in the white flag lap. Flannery was forced to surrender his lead to follow Crandonian Beetle Bailey. Dennis Ferdon, Abrams, slid into second place with Frank Hood, LaCrosse, driving to a third place finish. . As Sunday morning made its debut, it was obvious the monsoons were over. Blue skies and a nice warm sun prevailed for the rest of the day. Once again the bikes were the first to try out the track. Next to the line were Classes 4 and 14. The heat was on as Curt LeDuc, from West Springfield, MA, and Appleton, WI driver Mark Seidler battled for half the race for first place. LeDuc finally managed to sneak away from Seidler, who was forced to settle for the second place trophy. Rick Witt, from Minneapolis, MN, pulled in for third: Class 1-1600 was another close race as Karl W uesthoff of Mequon and Todd Attig, Dixon, IL, put the pressure on eff Hopkins, MN, quickly moved up to fill the third place slot, but he wasn't able to catch the leading Probst and W uesthoff. As the checkered flag flew, Probst was the victor, finishing only 13 seconds ahead of W uesthoff. Class 2 took to the track in what seemed like the whole Vandermissen family on the line. Dave, Sr. competed against his son and daughter, Dave, Jr. and Natalie. Although the kids tried their best to keep dad in line, Dave, Sr. showed them who was really the top driver, as he took the first place honors. The kids didn't do badly though, they finished only a minute behind with a Class 10 engine. The Probst family brought their Berrien Buggies up to the starting line again as Class 9 ( Score Class 10) r;r-r;r-r;r-Before You Buy! Make Sure It's The

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Brush Run Gr Gr Gr Gr took to the course. Jeff once again took an early lead, until mechanical problems dashed his dream of a back to back victory. Brother Kevin also had relinquished any chance for a win as his Berrien broke too. Lee Wuesthoff, Mequon, saw the door open and left the broken vehicles in the dust as he drove rfght to the checkered flag. Mike Paulson, Belvidere, IL, tried hard, but he couldn't quite yatch Wuesthoff, and settled for second. After the three wheel bash, along with three Odysseys, it was time for the Championship , races, always a high spot in any race weekend, and Crandon's were no exception. The Limited Buggies put on an-excellent show. Kevin Probst once again domin-The "Outlaw" Mark Seidler drove his 4 x 4 modified Bronco to a fine second place finish in both the Class 4 race and the Championship run. ated the race, as Joe Viau, Bark his dust. Mike Paulson and Scott River, Ml, and Karl Wuesthoff Taylor took second and third tried unsuccessfully to catch the respectively. leader. Kevin won going away, Probably the best race of the and he wasn't finished winning weekend was the Heavy Metal however. He climbed into his Championship. Although Curt Unlimited Berrien and once LeDuc easily snapped away first again left the competition ea_ting place honors, the real race was Illinois driver Mike Paulson was stuck in second place, taking second in Class 1, Class 10 and the Unlimited Championship weekend finale. for second place. The battle was Mihalko right on his tail. between Mark Seidler, Class 4, The dust settled, the trophies and Joey Flannery and Brad and checks were distributed in Mihalko, both driving Class 13s. the fancy barn on the race It was a fight to the finish as property, and the club starts now Seidler nosed out Flannery just the two month long task of before the end of the race, as preparing for the World Champ-Flannery finished third with _ionship Brush Run 101. Don Peyton, #944, sails past Mike Hayes'S-1600 Bug on his way to the victory in Sportsman 1 Unlimited, and he won the points overall. Lance LaCassio and Joe Chirco vied with Don Peytonfor the lead in both motos, and they took home the Sportsman 2 Unlimited trophy. Tony Capanear ran hard all the way in the first Sportsman moto, had troubles in the second, but hung on for the Sportsman 2-1600 honors. Larry Weiser took the first Class 5-1600 moto with some flights over the jumps rivaling those of the buggies in his TUF Off Road machine. Tom Higgins and Bruce Mills raced hard in the Budget Sportsman class, but Randy Miller snuck by them both to take the points and trophy. Port Campbell and Leonard Greene teamed up in this Bug for some fun runn_ing. A loose intake manifold slowed them with "a little bit of vacuum leak." Coors Classic from page 46 old Mel Jarvis two seater. 1-1600's Brad Campbell and Jeff Gloriso never made a lap when suspension troubles stopped them. A good battle for the lead shaped up between Peyton and LaCassio. Peyton got sideways off the doubles and LaCassio moved out front, but Peyton came back and by the finish had regained the lead. Egolf and Capanear vied for third throughout with the latter taking it near the end. Tom Higgins sailed to the Budget win with a seven second advantage over Churchman. Larry Weiser held the 5-1600 lead throughout with Port Campbell breathing down his neck. Then came Budget racers Randy Miller and Bruce Mills. Sanders was out with front end woes. Dave Hubbard's desert prepped car was not working too well on the short course, but he did stay ahead of Hayes, Don Weiser and Slagle. . In the Sportsmen's second bout, LaCassio got 01,1t first followed closely by Peyton, Capanear and Hubbard. Then came Joe Bedore { taking Egolf's seat) and Brad Campbell. Randy Miller led the Budget class, with Mills, Higgins and Churchman in hot pursuit. Newt Campbell took over for the senior Weiser and led the 5-1600s. Behind him came Don Weiser, Mike Hayes, and Leonard Greene {now driving Port Campbell's Bug). Newt spun on the third lap, relegating himself to the back of the pack. At the halfway point, Peyton August 1985 got past LaCassio and never looked back. Don Weiser and Hays battled for the 5-1600 lead as Dave Hubbard lost a front wheel due to a broken spindle. Newt soon worked his way back into second in 5-1600s behind Weiser, but never could get by him. Peyton held off LaCassio for first place. Then came Weiser, Newt Campbell, Brad Campbell, and Bedore. Capanear eased up and ended up seventh ahead of Budget winner Randy Miller. Higgins got by Mills where it counted, with the ailing racers of Green, Churchman and Slagle last across the line. . As we waited for the scoring, the racers commented that while the track was much improved, a visit by the water truck between motos got things slicker than needed, and that the officiating needs improvement. I had reports of some short-coursing, but the officials and I didn't see it and no protests were filed. Between motos, the Pro 1600 drivers had decided to be scored with the Unlimiteds for the overall. Albert Bright in theJ&H Enterprises car won first OA, with Don Kolt's Oracle Wetmore Chenowth second. Third went to Scott Tutalo's machine with Donnie Beyer fourth. Tom Zentner earned fifth, Rod Tharp was sixth, Doc Ingram seventh and Hugh Morrison wound up eighth. John Gardner was the obvious Pro 2 winner. Overall for the Sportsman wins were Don Peyton, Class 1; _ Lance La Cassio/Joe Chirco, Class 2; Greg Egolf, Class 1-1600; Tony Capanear, Class 2-1600; Tom Higgins, Budget Sportsman; Port Campbell, 5-1600; and Wes Slagle finished both motos for his Beginner trophy. I've since learned that the Pro purse was_ not as big as advertised, and the Pro's were very unh-appy about it. A.O.R.R.A. officials said Coors -did not come through with as much money as promised, but Coors officials say no money had ever been promised, and that the Coors name was used in conjunction with a local radio station promotion. Dusty Times

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50 Dusty Miles For GORRA Racers Text & Photos: Darlene Bozman The remains of the front end of the Travis Hurst Class 10 car show the stout bumper took the brunt of the tree trimming exercises. and certain stop in the tree. While he was still a little be-wildered from the tree, his car was hit from behind. That action bent the right rear wheel badly. Mike Seabolt was the early leader in Class 10 with a 15 second margin on second place on the first lap. The lead shrank. to 14 seconds on the second round, he lost another second on proved more durable than the Class 10s. Travis Hurst took over the lead on the fifth lap, and despite hitting trees and trash barrels, Hurst won the race overall with 28 laps done. _lap 3, and held 1} seconds after four laps. On the next lap he broke an axle coming out of the back straight, and he was done with five laps finished. Last was Bi_ll Porter who failed to complete a lap. Bill covered four laps in the heat race before his motor started knocking, and the noise was terminal. Finishing fourth in D was Jerry Allen, who led the class for the first five laps. He had an eight second lead on the first round, in-creased that to 12 seconds on the next go, but by the fifth lap his kading 111argin had shrunk to 3 .5 seconds. Then Allen ran into trouble. He had a flat when he hit Deborah Shumaker in the dust. Jerry made the comment that the dust was ridiculous and the race should have been stopped. GORRA has seen better race days than the conditions last May 25th. Some of the drivers thought they were back at the Mint 400. The dust was so thick that visibility was zero. Most of the drivers took their time during the heat races, because of the bad dust conditions, and it was not a lap record setting day at the· course near Atlanta. · There were 19 cars on the line for the main event. Seven started in Class 10 and a full dozen survived the dust to start in Class D. After a trouble filled race, it was Travis Hurst who finished first in Class 10. Travis took over -the lead on the fifth lap, and through it all he held the lead the rest of the race. However, with just three laps to go to the checkered flag, Travis hit a tree in the dust on the back straight. Then as he came around on the front straight-a-way, he again lost his vision in the dust, and he hit two more trees and a trash barrel. One of the trees was about six inches around, and all the tree trimming destroyed the front bumper and hood of the car. As Travis got out of the racer at the finish line, he asked "What in the world did I hit?" Travis said, "I never saw any of what I hit": He finished first with 28 laps completed. --Coming in second in Class 10 -was Wayne Jennings, who covered 27 dusty laps. The conditions took their toll on Class 10. Bill Gaylord was third, and broke a CV joint in the middle of the race, covering only Travis, right, and Clay Hurst not only won their respective classes in the race they finished overall as Well, Travis first and Clay second. 15 laps. Jack Hanson, Sr. finished fourth, after some tough troubles, but the soft dirt making the dust came in handy for him. Jack blew the engine and the car caught on fire. He reached for his fire extinguisher, and the handle stuck. So, Hanson had to put the fire out with several handfuls of dirt. GORRA's leader Jack Thomp-son got in only five laps for fifth in Class 10. Thompson had similar problems to those of Travis Hurst, but it took only one tree to stop him. On the first lap the fuel pump or perhaps gas line clogged, and he stopped to fix that. Soon Jack hit his tree in the dust, and the shoulder harness injured his chest when they caught him with the force of the car coming to such a sudden Winning became a family affair in Atlanta on Memorial Day weekend. Clay Hurst, who is the son of Travis Hurst, won Class D in a close dice, and also finished second overall behind his father. It was the first time that father and son Hurst had won their classes on the same day. Second in Class D was John Williams, who had injured his hand during the last GORRA race. Williams didn't have steering trouble this time, and he also covered 28 laps. In third was Coy Scott with 27 laps com-pleted, as the D cars once again Fifth in Class D went to Bobby Bramblitt who finished with a total of 26 laps, followed by Ernest Tinsely with 25 laps. Ernest broke a header in the race, but his pit crew got it fixed and sent him right back into the fray. Taking seventh was Ray Whig-ham with his share of problems. His frame broke where the shifter bolts to the torsion housing, and he had trouble finding second gear,, and many other woes. Finishing eighth with 24 laps was Jim Dunnaway, who pitted because he could smell oil. The problem was checked out and he parked the racer. Robert Moore was ninth in D with 23 laps done. Moore broke the clutch pedal stop,. but got it frxed with a bungie cord. Rounding out the class, George Williams was tenth, even though his tranny wouldn't stay in second gear, and he broke one entire shock mount which nearly took out the brake line. Jerry Holcombe was next, after pitting for a fresh tire he was still going well, but later was struck from behind fairly hard and retired with 13 laps done. Last was Deborah Shumaker who only managed five laps, unable to keep the accelerator from sticking, and she couldn't see in the dust either. For complete and timely infor-mation on GORRA racing in Georgia and Alabama contact · Wayne Jennings poses proudly with his trophy earned by his second place in GORRA, Box 11893, Station A, Class 10 in the dusty conditions on the Atlanta race course. Atlanta, GA 30310. ---------------------------------=~----------------------Attrition was heavy in the race, and Bill Gaylord took third in Class 10 despite breaking a CV joint and retiring after 15 laps. Dusty Times John Williams didn't have any troubles, and he not only finished 28 laps for second in Class D, he also finished a fine third overall. August 1985 Despite breaking a header and making a pit stop for a quick fix, Ernest Tinsley took sixth in Class D _and completed 25 laps. Page 49

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Berrienliis ~~-c:x:::: Weather A-Real Factor Again This Year At The Green Bay Classic <S'====O===o 0 By Brenda A. Parker Photos: Gil Parker The 2-1600s hit the track first, and the eventual winner in the mud bog was Chuck Williams, far left, and Chuck was second in the next heat. . Located on the banks of the Fox River just south of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the facilities at the Brown County Fairgrounds are great for off road racers. There is a large grassy camping area, showers and restrooms, a place to wash the cars and a large exhibition hall which is open· to the racers, their families and friends. It is just too bad that "Mother Nature" has not been more cooperative for the past two years. Last year it rained every day for 10 days prior to the race. This year it only rained on Friday night, however, it was a torrential downpour with tornado watches and warnings most of the night.-This left huge puddles on the track and one VERY BAD mud hole. I did not arrive until Saturday morning, but from all reports I had the promoters had made some very big improvements over last year's track making the jumps more manageable, and had it stayed dry the track would have been fast, as it proved to be on -Saturday after things had dried out a bit. As it was the drivers were having concerns about how safe the track might be since it has a clay surface and gets very slippery when it is wet. They also had concerns about not being able to see when this slop gets all over their face shields . This race is scheduled so the drivers each run two heats. The two heats are combined to determine the overall winner with the second heat being the tie breaker. Also, the promoters this year adopted the Canadian pay-off schedule, paying 40% for Saturday's heat and 60% for Sunday's. It tends to spread the money over more drivers since one bad day doesn't totally knock one "out of the money". The first classes on the schedule were 3 and 8. It was a real mess. The mud was so bad it was like pea soup. However, James Hansen managed to complete 15 laps to take first the big mud hole that had place, with Dave Hockers' 12 developed on the back side. laps good enough for second. Indications were that this was Way down was Jack Cam1 with 7 going to be a "domino" effect laps. He had engine problems at and all of the drivers were going least twice and I believe they were to take the same position. due to the water. There were I talked with Dick Shinnick, several who experienced this one of the movers behind this same problem. Roger Lindsey, race, and he indicated that they with problems on the start line, were making every effort to do never took the flag and Dennis something about the track. Ferdon only made it just past the However, he hoped that the starter where he stopped dead. drivers would understand that There was a huge puddle of water the promoters had no control just off the first jump and the over the weather and the water was definitely a factor in "elements we have to contend this race. A total of six trucks with". He also stated that he started and at one time there didn't know why the drivers were only two left running. were "afraid to get a little dirty." Next on the schedule were the He said that they had advertised a Class 1 cars. They were ready to show for the spectators and pull out onto the track but most hoped that the drivers would of the drivers had been able to cooperate to give the spectators watch the trucks and could see such a show. He also told me that the problems that the water and he had to run in worse mud at mud were creating. We were Lake Geneva in 1977. informed by the announcer that I finally caught up with Terry they had all scratched for Prevost, the race director, on Saturday, but had agreed to run Sunday. When I asked him why Sunday, one 30 minute heat for he waited until pressure was 100% of the purse. I was told applied before anything was that the six drivers had decided _ done, he stated that at the time that they had too much money that the Class 1 drivers had invested in their engines to take a decided to scratch on Saturday chance on ruining them for the . he was on his way to tell them amount of money that they were that there would be a delay while runnng for. These are highly something was done to the track. sophisticated engines and the He also stated, "that the parts for them are not something equipment we have is old, the you can go to the corner auto tires are bald and we were afraid store and buy. Their biggest that the equipment would get complaint was that there was stuck in the mud only adding to heavy equipment at the track our problems". (In fact, on whereby the promoters could Sunday morning while doing make some changes and some work on the track a front improvements; however, the end loader did get stuck and it promoters were doing nothing at took 45 minutes to get it free.) all and it didn't appear that they He said, "we had hoped that the were going to either. sun, wind, the A TV's and trucks The Class 1-1600 cars were would dry the surface out called to the staging area and enough before the cars had to indications were that this class run". This did not prove to be would run next. However, these the case, which is when they drivers also told the promoters made their decision to bring out that they would not put their cars the heavy equipment. He told me on the track until something was that the promoters were done to eliininate some of the prepared for dry, dusty weather water, and something done about having an 8000 gallon water - - ------- - ---- -------------truck available to wet the track, Scott Taylor jumped into an early lead in the Sunday only Class 1 race, and Scott drove his new Eliminator chassis to the first place money. In the second 2-1600 heat Jeff Probst, right, was the eventual winner, with Dave Vandermissen, Jr., alongside, home fifth, and Scott Taylor is trailing here. · but that they were not prepared for rain, water and mud. After a 45 minute delay on Saturday to by-pass the mud hole and try to do something about the worst puddles, the races resumed with Class 2-1600 coming out first. Peter Karempalis was in the lead for 10 laps. However, Chuck Williams, who had drawn the last starting position, moved his way through and around the mud, and by now muddy cars, to take the lead on lap · 11 and finish there. Jeff Probst was right behind Chuck but could not get around him or Pete and finished in third place. i;.,.. (Continued on page 52) Dan Baudoux had tranny problems in the Class 1 dash, but his 11 laps covered was good for fourth in the single race for the class. Looking good hopping· past the grandstand, Jim Sharkey did well in Class 8, ending up in fourth place for the weekend. Chuck Johnson led the first three laps in the first heat in his Class 10 car, then tangled with Mike Parker, bumped around, and lost ground. Page 50 August 1985 Dusty Times

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SCORE CANADA POINTS SERIES It Was a Great Show In Rimouski, Quebec M_ix picturesque surroundings, beautiful June weather, and a warm welcome from the resi-dents, and you have the fixings for a great event in northern Quebec. While Rimouski is a long tow for most Score Canada racers, the first event in the 1985 Score Canada points series featured outstanding competi-tion right in the middle of town. Sponsored by Molson Breweries' local agency, headed by Marcel Jacob, the off road race was staged right in front of the ware-house on a vacant lot. The closed to traffic street was lined with portable grandstands to provide se~~ing for the several thousand spectators who enjoyed the two days of racing. Class 1-2-1600 had a great show on Saturday, as.Dean Dodd, Berrien, and Raynald Vaillancourt, Richard Buggy, had a terrific dice. Dodd, just 18 years old, took the lead from the green flag, but Vaillancourt stayed right on his tail pipe. Dodd held his tiny lead, for eight of the twelve laps, then Vaillancourt made his move and took over the lead. Dodd was now busy fighting off the 1984 class champ, Tom Surace, from New Jersey, in a Berrien. But, Vaillan-court, in only his _second year in off road racing, surprised the Text & Photos: Danny McKenzie regulars by holding his lead, just barely, over Dodd and Surace, and that is how they finished. Peter Jeffrey, from Ontario was fourth, followed by Denis Boisclair from Quebec. On Sunday Dean Dodd again put his Armstrong Tires, Deist, Sway-A-Way, Bilstein, Mini Performance backed Berrien into the lead off the start. In hot pursuit were Tom Surace and Raynald Vaillancourt. The 15 lap main event for the 1600s was hard on th~ cars, as the cours~ had been roughed up from the Saturday events. Dodd continued to lead with Surace glued to his bumper, and the American was In his second year in racing Raynald Vaillancourt took his first victory in Class 1-2-1600 driving a Richard Buggy made in Laval, Quebec. waiting to make his move. On the 14th lap Surace made the pass, and used all the tricks in the book to be sure he would keep the lead. Tom Surace took the checkered flag first, followed closely by Dean Dodd and Raynald Vaillancourt. Fresh from the huge gathering at Montreal Olympic Stadium the week before, the Class 10 drivers were ready to do battle one more time.John McPherson, with the same sponsors as his Eastern Force teammate Dean Dodd, had a disappointing time in Montreal. But, at Rimouski McPherson lost no time proving that his luck had changed. He put his Berrien in the lead from the green flag and never looked back. Running second was Normand Vaillancourt in the Richard Buggy backed Mantis Spyder, followed closely by Florida's Jimmie Crowder in a slick Chenowth Magnum. On the fifth round Crowder slid into second and set his sights on McPherson, but the Canadian was long gone, and on his way to victory. Crowder finished second, followed by teammates Normand Vaillancourt and Richard Dagenais. On the second day, the Class 10 event was a carbon copy of Saturday's run. McPherson outpowered the field to win his second race of the ~eekend, followed again by Jimmie Crowder and Normand Vaillan-court. There were few Class 4s and only one Class 7 at Rimouski, so the 4 x 4s were combined with the single 2WD to make a decent field. Curt LeDuc, in his Goodyear backed Ford Bronco special, was the favorite to win, and he did. LeDuc was never beaded on his way to the victory. Jerry Bundy kept his Jeep Scrambler six cylinder special in second all the way. Dan Peltier was slowed by a flat tire, and Bill Walker's Class 7 Dodge had electrical problems, and the entire field hailed from New England. In the Sunday truck heat Curt LeDuc once again took an instant lead and carried on to victory in the twelve lap race. Again Jerry Bundy was second, and Dan Peltier was third. Bill Walker's Armstrong Tires backed Dodge was sidelined once again, but he is confident the problems will be sorted out for the next event. Class 1 was virtually a two man show all weekend. On the first day John McPherson got the hole shot off the start, but the man from the south,Jimmie Crowder, was _literally nailed to McPher-son's tailpipe. By the second lap-1:9'" 1:9'" 1:9'" 1:9'" Tom Surace brought his Berrien from New Jersey and won the Florida's Jimmie Crowder does a neat whee/stand in the very close battle in Class 1-2-1600 on Sunday, taking the lead on · Chenowth Magnum on his way to victory in the Saturday Class 1 the white flag lap. battle over John McPherson. It was no contest among 'the 4 x 4s and 2 WO trucks, as Curt LeDuc came out of the chute fast both days to win easily in his Ford Bronco based special. Jimmie Crowder, 040, and John McPherson battled closely all weekend with McPherson taking the top honors in Class 10 and the pair split in Class 1. Dusty Times Normand Vaillancourt flew his Class 10 Mantis Spyder to the overall victory in the exciting and hotly contested Challenge of Champions. August 1985 Young Dean Dodd did well in his Berrien, leading the 1600 heats on both days, but the Eastern Force driver had to settle for second place both rounds. Page 51

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GREEN BAY fra.m page 50 Johnny Koran and David Vandermissen, Jr., finished fourth and fifth. Having worked in the timing tower at several races, one being Lake Geneva last year when it was so muddy, I do not understand how the timers ever kept track of this race. By the third heat the cars were so muddy you· couldn't read the numbers. I was told afterward that one of the fellows watched a car the whole race thinking it was his son only to find out afterward that he had picked the wrong car. In Class 5-1600 there were four cars with 1 r laps. Ron Karlman, Jim Pfeffer, Jeff Tuerriault and Terry Wolfe. They finished in this order followed by Phil Freimuth and Paul D_allman with ten laps each. And in Class 11, which ran at the same time, it was Mike Renkas, Todd Tesar and Dick Metz taking 1, 2 and 3, with Chad Remesh, Terry Friday and Dennis Noble finishing fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. In Class 4 Geoff Dorr finished first, John Heidtman second, and Greg Gerlach was third. In Class 9 Chuck Johnson was in the lead until lap 3 when Scott Taylor passed both him and Mike Parker. Parker and Johnson tangled on the horseshoe turn and Johnson almost rolled over, going up on two wheels he man-aged to save it however and lost two places in the shuffle: Chuck Johnson bumped around with a couple of other cars during the race which eventually cost him several laps. By lap 8 Parker was out of the race. He got into the· soft mud on the horseshoe turn in front of the grandstands, got his wheels cranked and when he caught the dirt he shot. across the track and ended up high centered on the dirt berm. There were several spinouts on this· turn because if you got too far to the outside while coming around it you were in soft mud and there was no turning the wheels, as they just pushed. Jeff Probst had mechanical problems and was out after only six laps. Kevin Probst only lasted five laps before he was also out of the race. At the finish it was Taylor, Lee Wuesthoff, who ran a good steady ,race, in second, and Darrell Burkes in third. In Class 6 it was Mike Mischler, Curtis Gerold and Sheldon Sc ray, these being the only entries. And in Class 13 it was the Konitzer family taking the first three places. George, Sam and a in that order with Rimouski from page 51 Crowder was in the lead, but by a very slim margin. Throughout the entire race Crowder and McPherson were side by . side with only a half car length advantage for Crowder many times. It was a clean race, however, and there was no contact during the wheel to wheel high speed dicing. After a dozen laps Jimmie Crowder took the checkered flag with John McPherson just inches behind. On Sunday the high perform-ance duo went at it once again, as Page 52 Jack Cram had a tough time in Saturday's mud, but he came back on Sunday with a dried out truck and drove to second in Class 8. · Derrel Burks raced in both Class 10 and Class 1, and he got a good third place in both competition classes. Blaine Konitzer finishing fifth. In Class 1-1600, Mike Poppie came off the line in first place. However, his engine got wet in the first 'puddle and by the second lap he had dropped to fourth place. By lap four he was out of the race completely. Todd Attig moved into first place in the second lap and led for 3 laps when he was passed by Karl Wuesthoff who then led to the finish. Hilding Brannstrom ran a good strong third followed by Wayne Brown in 4th. They finished in this order. It was time for Class 2 and 9 to run again. This was their second heat of the weekend. Taking an early lead was Scott Taylor. Jeff Probst moved through the pack and by lap 6 he was in the lead. There was a lot of good racing between Scott and Jeff with the lead changing on several occasions. Lee W uesthoffwas in the top three throughout most of the race and finished second. Kevin Probst finished third with Bruce Brannstrom and Mike Parker dicing it out for fourth spot, but with Bruce crossing the · finish line in fourth and Parker in fifth. The "Good Ole Boys" ran last on Saturday. This is a "run what you brung'' class and the only re uirements are that the car be Crowder and McPherson fought for the lead. This round McPherson had the Eastern Force Berrien up front, and John took the checkered flag first followed by Jimmie Crowder in the Chenowth Magnum. Guy LeClair, from Ontario was third in McPherson's number 2 car, and Ed Righter, from New York, was fourth in his E-Bea-R Chenowth Magnum. The finale of the weekend was the exciting Challenge of Champions race. All classes compete with the slower classes going first and Class 1 starting an American made stocker with a roll cage. It is very exciting racing to watch and at the Brush Run 101 in Crandon on Labor Day weekend they have had as many as 50 plus cars entered. There were a total of 10 entries on this day and finishing first was Paul Olser, with William Frank and Joe Hoppe second and third. We went to bed Saturday night with clear skys and the weather looking good. However, sometime in the early hours we heard the wind and soon the min started again. It did not rain as hard as it had on Friday night so there was little damage done to the track which had dried out some by Saturday evening. Sunday's races started on time with Classes 3, 7 and 8 running first. ,The one Class 3 car scratched on Sunday and since there were no Class 7 s this left only the Class 8s to duke it out. Jim Sharkey managed to bring his truck around for 23 laps to take first place. This was in contrast to only 15 laps run by the winner on Saturday due to the muddy conditions. Jack Cram, Dave Hockers and James Hanson also had 23 laps to take second, third and fourth respectively. Class 2-1600, which had had such a difficult time just staying on the track on Saturday, last. The average lap time multiplied by the number of laps ( 15) is used as the guideline to insure that all entries would be together on the last lap. The winner was Normand Vaillan-court in his Class 10 Richard Buggy. The finishing order for the other classes was Dean Dodd in 1-2-1600, Curt LeDuc in Class 4 and John McPherson in Class 1. An example of the genuine friendliness in northern Quebec was the experience of Jimmie Crowder en route from Montreal to Rimouski. Crowder had made August 1985 Scott Schwalbe had a good run in the Class 1 heat, and he stayed in second all the way and at the checkered flag, when it counted. Flying past the grandstand, Dave Hackers had a good weekend in Class 8, taking second in the deep mud, and he was second again on Sunday. welcomed the drier conditions. after only a lap. Dan Baudoux ran Coming off the start in first place 11 laps and pulled off the track was Chuck Williams. He was with either tranny problems or a followed by Johnny Koran and broken CV joint. Scott Taylor Todd Wallace. There were two was an easy winner in this race. roll overs on the first lap. One In Class 4 it was again Geoff was Pete Karempalis who Dorr, John Heidtman and Greg managed to get back on all four Gerlach, with Rick Rogers wheels and get running again; and running fourth. the other rollover was unidenti-Ron Karlman repeated his fied by this reporter. Chuck Saturday performance on stayed in the lead until lap 11 Sunday winning this 5-1600 heat when he was passed by Jeff too, with Jim Pfeffer taking Probst on the· sweeper turn and second and Phil Freimuth ending whereJeffstayedtothecheckered. up third. Class 11 saw Mike Scott Taylor was driving Dick Renkas finishing first with Dick Knutson's car and was in third Metz and Brian Pinterecs in spot for one lap, when he second and third spots. stopped on the track because of problems with the engine. He got Sheldon Scray and Mike it fixed and got back into the race Mischler were the only entries on but was a lap down from the Sunday's heat and they finished leader. Scott spun out on one of in that order in Class 6. In Class the turns and ended up being two 13 it was Blaine, George and Sam laps down by the end of the race. Konitzer finishing one, two, At the checkered it was Jeff three. Probst, Chuck Williams, Todd-There was no Womens Buggy Wallace and Doug Motto with class so the Wor11;ens H~avy Dave Vandermissen, Jr. coming· Me~al was run_ with Sh1rl~y in fourth. · · Heidtman taking the wm In Class 1 Scott Taylor jun\ped followed by Lisa DeGrave, both to an early lead and was never with 2.2 la~s, and Joyce Haupt h.eaded. Kevin Probst broke a was third with 18 laps. . ring and pinion at the start and Let's hope that next year this pulled out. Scott Schwalbe ran· race is "high and dry". The second all the way with Derrel potential for a good race, and a Burks in third. Tom Arthur had fast one, is there if only "Mother trann roblems and was out Nature" will cooperate. the long tow from Florida for the two races, and his tow rig dropped a valve about an hour away from Rimouski in the. middle of the night well' out in the woods. Being close to a service station, Crowder walked back to the place, not knowing if the attendant would even speak' English. What he found there was one of the most service conscious men he ever met. The guy actually called for a replace-ment worker so he could take Crowder around town for parts · in the middle of the night. Not finding the right parts, this good samaritan used his big rig tow vehicle to haul Crowder's idle crewcab and trailer 50 miles to Rimouski, and he stayed with the .team until the next morning until he was sure the parts were found to repair the truck. Jimmie Crowder was totally impressed with this Quebec style hospi-tality, and he has made a new friend north of the border. This atmosphere is what makes racers travel the extra miles to attend the Rimouski event. Although the entry wasn't heavy last June, it made up in quality, what it lacked in numbers. Dusty Times

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Flooding Founders FORDA At Hollywood Speedway '•<$· First off the line were the Class D cars, as Jerry Allen, left, gets the hole shot on Sam Pace, center, and eventual winner J.R. Taylor in the very tight class. Hollywood Speedway played host to the Florida Off Road Drivers Association June races, which were combined with A TV and Odyssey heats. The sun was shining with the temperature rising as race time approached. The schedule for FORDA's races was to be three heat races, eight laps each, and a feature event, with the 3 wheelers and Odysseys running their heats in between each series. The starting time was held up for one hour to complete settng up the track. After the drivers' meeting, everything was on go. The D class was first to start things off. As the starting signal ' was given, eight buggies in tight formation made their way around the track. Tom Gundeck was first to complete a lap, followed by Jerry Allen, then Sam Pace. The next lap was about the same; Scott Gundeck passed Kelly McMahon and Marty Pounds. During the third round Sam Pace flipped in front of the grandstands. Sam landed on all fours, got traction and was on his way again. During this move-ment, J.R. Taylor, who was holding down fourth position, made his move into third. Jerry Allen went flying by Tom Gundeck too, completing the third lap first. · On lap 4 Jerry Allen dropped out with problems, and during this lap J.R. Taylor gave Tom Gundeck a big smile as he whizzed by him, and J.R. was in the first place spot. Scott Gundeck made his move and overtook Marty Pounds. From Ken Burkert drove his Class 10 to the unlimited win, leading from the third lap in his new car in the heat cut short by the sudden storm. Scott Haire was the early leader in Class 1, but he had to settle for second overall in the heat that combined all unlimiteds inc~uding the 4 x 4s. Dusty Times Text & Photos: John Sprovkin the fourth lap through to the finish of the heat, J.R. Taylor held the lead, while Tom Gundeck placed second followed by Scott Gundeck in third. Next Class 1-2-1600 was on the line for their first heat of the day. Mark Bicker made his debut in the class, moving up from the Bomber Division that he won last year on points. With eight drivers on ready, the appropriate signal was given. Bumper to bumper, wheel to wheel, they made their way around the turns and over the jumps. Jim Mor-timer, Bruce Bennett and Joe Cunningham, in that order, were the first three to complete a lap. During the third lap, Bruce made his way around Jim, and Joe had climbed into first position, and things stayed the same through four laps up front. Terry Clark moved up to -fourth as he passed Richard Dickens. On the fifth lap Joe Cunningham had problems and dropped out of the heat. Bruce Bennett took over the lead, followed by Terry Clark, who moved around Jim Mortimer for second, leaving Jim in third, and the heat finished in that order. It was time for Class 1 to get under way. This class and the four wheel drives were combined in the heat. Warren Bicker's Class 3 Toyota and Tom Toia's Class 4 Jeep were competing against each other. When all were ready, the flag was dropped, and three Class ls and the two 4 x 4s were on the move. For the first two laps, Scott Haire held down the lead, followed by Ken Burkert, Bob Broome, Tom Toia and Warren Bicker. Bob was driving a two seater and had Beverly Mckennson as his co-driver, affording Beverly her first experience in competition. During the third lap Ken Burkert got going head to head with Scott Haire, and was able to make the pass. About this time a couple of dark clouds that had been hovering overhead decided to show off by sending streaks of lightening throughout the area. The heat was then cut short by one lap, with Ken Burkert in first place, Scott Haire in second and Bob Broome crossing the finish line in third. All of the sudden, a torrential downpour covered the area accompanied by heavy winds. After about an hour delay, the rains had passed, leaving the track covered with about two feet of water. What had been jumps on the course were now flat mud beds. Wynkoop Racing called off the A TV races, and they sent the ambulance home. That was the end of the Florida Off Road Drivers Association racing for the day. The class winners on the day were J.R. Taylor in D, Bruce Bennett in 1-2-1600, and Ken Burkert took Class 1, while Tom Toia got the 4 x 4 points. August 1985 It was a family affair in Cla~s D, as Tom Gundeck, right, came in second ahead of the high flying action of Scott Gundeck, who finished a close third. The early leader in D action, Jerry Allen here just leads J.R. Taylor, but Allen went out midway with mechanical woes and Taylor won the heat. Jim Mortimer, leading, and Joe Cunningham had a good race going until Joe dropped out, and Mortimer went on to take third in Class 1-2-1600. WHY AREN'T YOU??? A DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS U.P.S. EVERY MONTH TO YOUR DOOR YOU PAY NO SHIPPING CHARGES GET ALL THE RACE AND RALLY NEWS FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Contact DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Avenue, Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-5600 Page 53

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THE GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES RMORRA At Colorado Springs Mitch Mustard drove his super sleek Chenowth Magnum to top honors in Class 10, winning both heats without much competition. The fourth race of the 1985 Great Western Point~ Series was organized by RMORRA in Colorado Springs, Colorado in early June. The day was a bit dry and windy, but there was a good crowd out to watch the race action in the afternoon. The races got under way at 1 :00 p.m. with the first round featuring Class 10 and 1-2-1600. There were only two cars in the 1600 group, so they fell in at th½ rear of Class 10 and ran at the same time. There were five cars in Class 10, including both M ark and Mitch Mustard of Arvada, Brian Decker of Colo-rado Springs, Tom Schreivogel of Denver, and Wayne Elliott of Colorado Springs. The 1600s were driven by Gary Bowers of Fort Collins and Paul Shaver of Colorado Springs. At the green flag, Mitch Mustard jumped out in the lead, and he never l~oked back. Every lap he gained a little more space, and at the finish he had three quarters of a lap lead on second place. In the first six laps there was a real race for second through fourth, between Mark Mustard, Brian Decker and Tdm Schreivogel. In the second lap these three were right together, but as they moved into the third lap, it seemed that Decker was out of the battle as the other two battled back and forth and gained a small lead. By lap six the results started to take shape as Schreivogel went out of the race with apparent engine problems, leaving the other two locked in battle. On the third lap Mark Mustard had put some distance on Decker, but by the seventh round Mark was losing power and Brian Decker made the pass. It ended with Mitch Mustard first by a Text & Photos: Denni/ Henneberg bunch, Brian Decker in second and Mark Mustard in third. In the 1-2-1600 struggle, there was never any real con.test. Gary Bowers won over Paul Shaver. The second race brought out seven starters in Classes 2 and 5. The two seaters included Bill Coffey of Colorado Springs, Jeff Maxwell ofDenver,Joe Foreman of Loveland, John Cramer of Fort Collins, and Kevin Gould of Colorado Springs. The two Baja Bugs were driven by Terry . Armstrong of Denver and Ed Mailo of Denver. All seven of these guys came screaming off the start heading for the first S shaped curve about a quarter mile down the track. The curve seemed to be the point that determined the leaders, because the turn is sharp and very soft, filled with deep sand, a test for every driver. Coming out of this sand trapJohn Cramer led John Cramer led the first Class 2 and 5 heat from flag to flag, and stumbled for a time in the second round, but won anyhow at the finish. Bill Coffey, Terry Armstrong and Jeff Maxwell. Lap 2 took a toll, as Maxwell left the fray with mechanical damage, as did Ed Mailo, so the field was down to five after three laps. John Cramer extended his lead and kept adding to it with each lap. There was a close race for second early in the race between Coffey and Armstrong, but soon the field spread out. By the sixth lap both Kevin Gould and Joe Foreman were sidelined with mechanical proble~s, leaving three cars in motion. At the flag John Cramer was an easy winner, Bill Coffey was second and Terry Armstrong's Bug was third. The next round brought out the Heavy Metal in Classes 3, 4 and 8. Seven of the big boys started, but right off the line the Class 3 of Jim Olsen, from Edgewater, was out. Jerry Daugherty of Denver jumped out in first place, followed by Robby Smith of Gordon, Nebraska. From Colorado Springs, Tom Hagen was third and Gary Miller fourth, followed by Rich De Vries of Wheatridge and the Class 8 of Mike Diears from Loveland. On the first lap De Vries lost it in a turn and went off the track, ending up high centered in the ditch along side the course. The order was the same on lap two, except that Mike Diears stalled, and never got his truck running again. At the flagJerry Daugherty was the winner, followed in by Robby Smith and Tom Hagen. Gary Bowers won the two car battle in Class 1-1600 on the first go around, but he ended up in second on the final heat for th~ class. Five started in Class 1, blasting off the line. Kenny Bracelin, of St. Francis, Kansas, ·took the lead, followed closely by Brian Decker and Ray Daniels, of Colorado Springs. It was very close for the first three laps, and on the third round, Dale Calhoun, of Loveland, worked up into fourth. Decker went to the pits with engine trouble, and Daniels moved up to second, with Calhoun staying close. These two ran tight, but never did change places, so at the flag it was Bracelin, Daniels and Jerry Daugherty had a good day in his winged Chevrolet 4 x 4 special, and he plowed through the traffic to win both heats for the Heavy Metal. Ken Brace/in, right, and Ray Daniels had a great race for Class 1 honors, with Brace/in winning the first heat and Daniels taking the second round. Robby Smith had his pickup working great at Colorado Springs and the driver from -Nebraska came in second in both Heavy Metal races . ••• 111ore GOOD STUFF WEST ENGINE & MACHINE Quality Engine/Machine Work Fabrication 947 Rancheros Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069 CLARK WEST (619) 741-6173 Page56 ROtVWs Wright Publishing Co., Inc. Box 2260 • 2949 Century Pl. • Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 August 1985 MICHAEL STEWART VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING VIDEO MICHAEL STEWART (714) 796-4122 P.O. Box 129 BRY N MAWR. CA 92318 Dusty Times

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Paul Shaver had to settle for second place in the first 1600 moto, but he came back in the second round to win the class leading all the way. Brian Decker was racing in his home town, Colorado Springs, and he went well to a second in the first Class 10 heat, but didn't make the second one. -Mark Mustard tried hard to keep up with his brother in the Class 10 contest, and Mark garnered a third and a second for second on points. The fastest Baja Bug at the race.was driven by Terry Armstrong, Bill Coffey drove to a second place in the first Class 2 and 5 and he also finished third and second in the combined Class heat, but he retired early on the next go with mechanical trouble. 2 and 5 heats. pate Calhoun fini~hed a close third in the first Class 1 heat, but had to do on track repairs to come in.second in the final event. Calhoun in that order. -There was a half hour break and the track was watered to hold down the dust. Then the racing resumed with the second heat for Classes 10 and 1-2-1600. In the first lap the lead changed twice; Brian Decker had a fair lead, but at the end of the lap he was in trouble, handing the lead to Mitch Mustard, followed by brother Mark and Wayne Elliott: On the fifth lap Elliott retired with engine trouble, leaving only two cars in each class. The Mustard brothers, led by Mitch· took the Class 10 honors, and in 1600 class Paul Shaver led all the way over Gary Bowers. Only six made it back for the second round in Classes 2 and 5. Heading into the sandy first turn they all went out of sight because of the spinning, bumping, and the rooster tails of dust. One by one they emerged from the dust with John Cramer and Jeff Maxwell leading the pack. Bill Coffey left · the race early and never returned. In the second lap Cramer stalled just long enough to lose one place, and Ed Mailo moved in and passed Maxwell, who soon left the race. By the third lap John Cramer had pulled way out in front, and midway the remaining cars were spaced far enough apart that the order of finish was laid .out, barring mishaps. There were no mishaps, and John Cramer won, Terry Armstrong and Ed Mailo were second and third in their Bugs, and Kevin Gould was fourth. Kevin Gould did . provide the crowd with some excitement about 25 yards from the finish line, as he laid into the last curve a little too hard and ended up upside down. He was quickly turned back over, and made the final dash to the checker~d flag. When the Heavy Metal came back for their second round, all hell broke loose as they hit the first turn. Robby Smith was forced off the track, and everyone was bumping and s innin around, tr ing to avoid Dusty Times any serious damage. As they was not rapping as strong as it emerged from the jam, Tom had been. Hagen was out in the lead with On the seventh lap Dale pulled Jerry Daugherty right on his back over, got out of his car to try to bumper, and trying to pass every correct the problem, but Ray was time he thought he had enough coming around on his last la:p. If room to get around. In the Dale was not on the track and second lap Daugherty found the moving when Ray got the room he needed, and took over the lead, and once he gained that lead he put some distance between himself and Hagen. · After this action, the real race was for fourth place with Robby Smith and Gary Miller at each other's throats, passing back and forth. However, near the end of the third lap Robby made his move and jumped into fourth, and began making his move on third place. In the fourth lap Smith had luck on his side as Tom Hagen left the race with mechanical problems, and. Smith had third place locked up. In the seventh lap, as so often happens in racing, Rick De Vries, who was in second, broke a drive shaft and was done. So, all at once, Robby Smith, who had been battling for fourth, found himself in second place. Unfortunately, with only 'one lap to go, he had no chance of catching Jerry Daugherty, who was the winner. Smith held on in second, followed by Gary Miller and Tom Hagen. · Moving on to the final race of the day, Class 1 had only three of the five original racers return for the second bout, Ken Bracelin, Dale Calhoun and Ray Daniels. Ray Daniels came off the line like a shot, and took off in the lead. Dale Calhoun seemed to be having trouble right from the flag, so Daniels and Bracelin got well out in front of him. In the turns Bracelin would close the gap, but on the straights, Ray . would open up a-good lead. In PAINTER HAT Great for pit workers -one size fits all -but very large heads -Nifty for children too -$2.50. checkered flag, he would not be scored. Daniels was within two hundred yards of the finish line -when Calhoun crawled back into his car, re-entered the race and ended up in second place. So the racing ended with suspense after all. The track at Colorado Springs demands per-formance on the long straight, and handling in the several hairpin curves. Now the series moves to Berthoud, Colorado with four events there before returning to Colorado Springs in September. DUSTYTIM·ES COVER UPS ALL WEATHER COVERALL Neck to ankle protection against heavy weather -made of water shedding, paper based fabric - will last through many wet race weekends ,if washed gently. One size fits all adults except N.F.L. sized men. $8.50. SAFARI HAT Protects tender necks from the sun -All cotton bill makes the Safari Hat com-peletly washable. Sizes S, M, L, XL -$6.50. the.third lap Ken Bracelin went to the pits with engine trouble, and it was a two car race with better than half a lap between them. To top it off, Calhoun was having real trouble holding his car on the course, with apparent To order send check or money order to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite Q, Agoura, CA 91301. Specify size on Safari hat. Be sure to include $1.50 for shipping and handling. California residents add 6.5% sales tax. _Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery. steering failure, and his en ine August 1985 Page 57 I I 1 -1

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·classified •.• FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000, 1-1600 100" WB, close ratio IRS Bus, KYB, Sway-A-Way, Wright spindles & rack, Neal pedals & steering brake, Tri-Mil, Rapid Cool, K & N, Centerlines w/Sand & Mud Blasters, ']ackmans w/ BFG T As, gauges, Beard seat; raced in Score Canada points series. $5000. Call Rocky Knudsen, (203) 496-8847. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum, Class 1, Class 10, Ultra Stock. Two 2440 cc engines, two 1650 cc engines, plenty of spares. Sell everything now! New toy on way. $8500 less engine and trans, $10,000 w/trans and less engine. $12,000 w/1650 cc, $14,000 w/2440 cc. Call Vince at (714) 779-6889. SERVICES OFFERED: Off-Road Chassis Engineering, 7335 Orangethrope, Buena Park, CA 90620, (714) 521-2962. Off road preparation for trucks, vans and mini trucks. Axle work, suspension work, lockers, custom 2WD and 4WD prepa-ration. l"'~';~~•RCA<>"7 ~ ~~,~"' s't,,~,s I ~ X. ~~~ . ~ ; ~"'c; ,\'\'t,, ~ i ! , ~,,,,\\ ~ MUST SELL: 1-1600 Raceco, 113" WB, 10" travel front, 13" rear. Bilstein shocks, UMP power steering, D & D alum-inum, 20 gallon fuel cell. The best of everything, must see to appreciate. Jim Moulton, (818) 882-2886 or (818) 366-4943. FOR SALE: Class 5 Baja convert. 2180 engine, -Type 2 built trans, 22 gallon fuel cell, VDO gauges, Sway-A-Way adjuster, KYB shocks, also some spare parts. $3500.00. Will send picture on request. Call Tom (702) 267-2414. FOR SALE: Race ready Jeepster, fiberglass front end, chrome moly cage, 409 gears, Dana 44 axles, B & M turbo 400 trans, Dana 20 transfer case, HD radiator, 22 gallon fuel cell, Taylor seats, BFGoodrich tires, two electric fans, 360 AMC standard ignition and MSD, 6 KC Hilites, 4 shocks per comer. Race Ready. Call Carlos. (915) 593-4848 or 593-4849. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Berrien 1001-1984 North Central and SODA points champ. Hatz heads and cam, Sway-A-Way, Parker Pumper, Centerlines, Funco shifter, Wright Place, 930 CVs. Call Curt ( 414) 355-5414, !~-ci,\\\'~!1'-,\) \\ i &,.°'J ft evenings. MINT 400 VIDEO: Video coverage at the 1985 Mint 400 and the 1985 HORA Fireworks 250. We covered the entire race, not just the start/ finish. $39 .50 each. Specify VHS or Beta. Michael Stewart, Off Road Video, P.O. Box 129, Bryn Mawr, CA 92318. (714) 796-4122. FOR SALE: Baja Bug; full cage, close ratio S.A. trans, 3½" wide front end, all hand laid glass, no engine. Good pre-runner or Sportsman racer. $750.00. Call Chris. (208) 726-3220 days, (208) 788-4~59 evenings. FOR SALE: Class 5-1600. The best of everything, a proven winner! With trailer, $3500.00. Needs minor welding. Spare Hatz 1600 engine, $750.00. Call Mike -days (619) 744-3012, evenings, (6l9) 438-2847. FOR SALE: Class 2 Funco, two seater professionally built and maintained. Chrome moly frame, ·Beard seats, Bunderson rear suspension, 8 inch wide beam, power steering, Dura-Blue; dual Parker Pumpers, dual batteries, full race trans. Excellent race car or bullet proof pre-runner. $9500 with 2180 engine. Leave message, will return call. ( 405) 536-5381. FOR SALE: Misc. Hewland indi-vidual gears, various ratios. $125.00 each. Call (818) 889-5601. + ... ~y,~ .;, ~ \ \\ ' -----------FOR SALE: Class 8 Ford parts. !~ 11,.\\~l\4:)"\ _, ~--FOR SALE: Large, Heavy Duty, '84 Ford cab, new '68 S.W.B. c, f'vU." i= 2 car trailer with six mounted frame, new Summers rear end, FOR SALE: 1974 VW Thing. Rebuilt engine, smog certificate, original with top and windows. $3500. Call Jim, (213) 327-4493. FOR SALE: Two seat Hi Jumper frame and body, newly painted. Perfect Class 100 or pre-run car. $400. Call Nels (213) 828-4672. Coming Next Month ... · MTEGATTHE LOS ANGELES COLISEUM PIKE'S PEAK HILL CLIMB SUPERSTITION 250 II FLAGSTAFF HIGH COUNTRY 150 SANTA FE SPEEDWAY - CHICAGO VORRA AT BAYLANDS TALLAHASSEE 150 SNORE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL RALLY OF NEW ZEALAND ACTION FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA AND COLORADO ... plus all the regular features Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES SEE FORM ON PAGE 5. 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' ' 'Baja 500 International 6/8/85, Unlimited classes. YOU DON'T HIRE A GUY _ NAMED"IRONMAN" UNLESS YOU'RE, DARNED SURE ABOUT YOUR TRUCKS. The man is ruthless. He's been known to deal the kind of savage blows that make most trucks-drop their axles. That's why Ivan races Toyotas. Last year. the "Iron man" stomped. thrashed. and flogged his specially-built Toyota trucks through one win after another. With race-proven technology like All the way to the coveted first advanced. high-torque. 2.4 liter place trophy in the Class 7 SOHC engines. Computer-con-SCORE Off-Road World trolled Electronic Fuel lnjec-Championship. This year. . .. ..-·· .. .:·.!·· ~ ·.~ .. ion~* Rugged full-box frames. digging into some of the 1~ · -~ ·/. t torsion bar front and leaf world's most cursed ,--~WA.ii = /,, · ./ spring rear suspension. terrain. he and Team · 1 5-speed overdrive trans-Toyota captured the missions. and more! Manufacturer's Cup So the next time Challenge title-for the ,, you see a Toyota race second year in a row-· truck taking the heat. leaving the competi-you can be sure it's for tion in a deluge of dust. good reason ... Toyota's Now they're proceeding . out to make the tough to "blow the doors off even • even tougher. After all. the the Class 8-V-8's!"* greater the suffering. the Sure. these Toyotas may be greater the reward! specially built to win races. But *Off-Road Magazi11e September 1984 **SR5 and One-Ton mo<;lels. the bottom line is. every Toyota truck is built to come out on top. · OH WHAJ A FEELING!