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1986 Volume 3 Number 10 Dusty Times Magazine

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·I . . I ! t. ! I NISSANHARDBODIESBEAT THE RIVERSIDEHEAE Roger Mears and Jim Conner cl~im ·class wins · . at SCORE off-road champ1onsh1ps~ . It was a brutal 109 degrees trackside at the_ Riverside SCORE off-road championships. A demanding challenge for both the drivers and their machines on what was called · Riverside's roughest course in history. When the blistering heat didn't get the competition, the Nissan Hardbodies did. Roger Mears won the opener for compact picl<up trucks, maneuvering his Class 7 Nissan Hardbody VG to his 20th off-road championship in 41 starts. It was a dust-eat-ing, wire-to-wire finish. . On the same searing track, Jim Conner YDUA8m/.J}\ demonstrated driving sawy and Hardbody ~ stamina, emerging victorious in his Nissan 4x4. Nissan congratulates Roger Mears and Jim Conner on their wins. Of course, events such as these mean more than victory. They offer the opportunity to drive Nissan cars and trucks under the severest conditions possible. This is just one of the ways in which the quality that goes into Nissan cars and trucks is constantly being improved~ -You can get top performance too, with Nissan'~ fulr line of specialized parts for racing vehicles and production cars. Just send your $10 check or money order (do not send cash) for our Competition Parts Catalog to: Nissan Motor Corpo-ration in U.S.A.,-Motorsports Department, P.O. Box 191, Gardena, CA 90247. Please allow six weeks for delivery. ;, THENAMEISNISSAN· /

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V9lumc 3 Number 1 O October 1986 · I. In This ·issue~ •• Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associat~ Publisher Brad Goodrow Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Controller John Calvin Circulation · Jerry Lawless .. Traffic Frank McCombs Contributors Darla Crown Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essen berg · Homer Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes , Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David Ryskamp Walt Schwalbe Wayne.Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Darlene Thackston 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Ent<;_rprises · Art Directo~ Larry E. Worsham . Type~etting & Production . Mi~ elle'~ Typesetting Services THE o~~IAL vo1cE OF SCORE~~ "@\:..!'!!!!" -·-AND . '-7if(Jl'~¾e~ -= ===-Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year; p issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributio~s, but · is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material · will be returned only by request and with a self-addres5ied, · stamped envelope. , · .·. . , . i'I Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTYTIMES assumes .no lia. bil~ty for or11iss_ionsl or errors. All :ids may be sub1ect toed1tmg. . · . · DUSTY TIMES combined with OFF ROAD ACTION . NEWS, "USPS-305-609" is published monthly by Hill-. side Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agou·ra, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside . Racing Corp. No part of this publicatipn may be repro-duced without wrihen permission from the publisher. .Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA '91301. I , POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty· Ti~es, 5331 Derry Ave., S1,1ite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. . , [ . CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address.· Please furnish both old and riew address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. · I ,) - •. ·SNAPSHOT OF.THE MONTH ••• I: '' • i .. I . I.:"!' . I . . I ! I I ·1 ! I I I · I I I F.EATURES Pagt! ., BrushRuniOl ....... .. ; ... : ........................ 8 1;fDRA Front,ier soq ... ; , ._. ....... ; ...... , . . . . . . . . . 18 ~ORDA at East Bay Raceway ..... ; ., . . ... · ... _, . , , , .. ; . 30 G,umbo Buttes Baja ......... . : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 I .• , . ijoµa:g 50, .... _ _. .... _. : ....... , .......... -..... · ..... . . · .. 34 · t;J.P:OffRoad 100 -............... . ..... . ' ........ ... 36. Superstition 250 HI 38 ~EPARTMENTS Snapshot of th~ Month .....•................ , . , .... . , 3 Slde Tracks by Judy Smi~h . . . ..... ; . : ... ; ...........• 4 'Frail Notes .-................... .-.................. : . 4 . \Vea_th~rmanRadio Tips by BobSteinburger ........ , . •.. 6 Happenings -. ......•.......... -... .', ...... _ ...... _. . . . . . . 7 -\. . / .. . Yokohama 6~50 Club ........... ; ........... ·. · ... , . . 28 Tihe L~s~rs by Judy Smith .... . ... · ... · ......•.. : .. .' ... 40 From the Driver's Seat by Dick Johnson .. : ........... : . '41 Group Concept by Homer Eubanks ........ ·. . . . . . . . . . 4·1' 9 oodyc::ar Radio Rday Report ...... ; _. .: ' ... ; .... : ' . . . : . : 1 . FrA.I.R. Notes· .................... _ ...... , .......... · .. --41 Pit T earn Register · .......... , . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Go~d StuffDirecto~y .... ; .. · ....... i ..... : ..... .' ... 42 Classified Ads . .......... _ ............ ; .......... ; . . 46 Pony Express ............ · .. ·. · ..... : ......... · ....... 47 Index toAd~erfisers '. ....•.... : ............ · ...... : .. 47 ON THE COVER -,---Fast action at the Brush Run_ 101. World's Championship Off Road race in Crnndon,.Wisconsin werit on for two d~ys.ln the Unlimited buggy bash Kevin Probst led off the line in his BbrrienLaser, with Scott Taylor in close pursuit, on the left, in his Eliminator. Just behind is Jeff Probst.and a herd of other chargers. Jeff .. Probi;;t won the Championship race in another Berrien Laser,: Color Photography by Dan. Mainzer, GenCorp Audio Visual Dept. · /\~,:DUSTY TIMES ,I THE FASTEST GROWING OFF-ROAD MON1H"Y .INJHE COUNTRY!!-· □ 1 year-$1i.Q0 · □ 2 yea~s .~ $20.00 · □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription~ bonus ••.• . Free. 9ne time classified ad up to 45 words. . (Fo~m on i11side· back page) I Name-'----,----------'---------'----'----Did you ever won er w ete a t e unfamiliar pho_tograp ers come· rom at·a race like Score puts on each August at Riverside? Always, the legitimate photogs are required to" have assignment letters from editors, and are often denied on track credentials, while the Box Brownie brigade is out in force. This shot was taken last August-of a Box Brownie type on the Riverside course,_ armed with. his instant type_ camera, and, of; course, the proper armband. No doubt some major publication used his pictures. -Photo by Jim Ober ofTrackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures ofhui:norous racing incidents, woes on the course, or a spectacular from short course events on this page each month. Send us your photo of something comic, a mechanical disaster, or anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. lf·you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped; self:addresseq. envelope. Only b,lack ·&;w11ite prints, 5 x 7 .or 8 x 10 will be~si<;J~red for _publ_ication. · · ·0 · • . ~ --"·· _ . 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I I ) l. ) . - ' Side Tracks.u By JuJy Smith· know. We're not too surewhich were actually driving in that last batch either. In any case, a total .. of 38 vehicles, or 20% of the total race, was made up _of real· Trail Notes.~. This year's Frontier 500, while it didn't have the romance of a . point-to-point race any longer, picked up some excitement when the Frontier Hotel decided to put it on their Race.and Sports Book. Off road fans were given a chance. to make formal bets on their favorite drivers in four classes. Those included w~re Class 1, 2, 8, and 1-2-1600. There were a lot of frustrated Class 10 fans, and the mini truck folks were mighty c;lisappointed, but there's always next year. , . Early on contingency day the most heard question was "What odds did you get?". They .were a little strange in some cases, because the Frontier had no statistical information to, work with, although Danny Cau, who does the computer work for the HDRA and SCORE, had tried to help them. As a result, the odds were too high in many cases · when the board first opened. They had Walker Evans, Bob Richey and Nick Nicholson at 10/ 1 for example, and Jim Temple and Bob Gordon at 15/ 1 , while Dave Kreisler, Danny Letner and Bob Neth found themselves listed at 20/ 1. Once their fans and families discovered these gaffes, the odds soon changed, and by the end of contingency day Evans was an even bet·, as were Richey, Larry · Noel(who'd startedat8/ 1 ), Rob· Tolleson, Steve Kelley and a few others who escape our memory. The system is simple, but was new to most off roaders. A big board was posted behind the Race and Sports Book counter, which listed about 20 Class 1 drivers, 23 Class 2 drivers, 2 7 in the 1-2-1600s, and 11 Class 8 folks. Everyone else was lumped into what is called the "field'', and the odds were·2; 1 there. All , a person wishing to bet on his buddy had to do was walk up to the Frontier 500 'window and plunk down his money, giving the -appropriate betting number for his buddy. Bets could THE PE CT PRE-FILTER FILTER WRAPS • Cleans air b~fore it reaches primary filter; designed to fit over most foam, paper or gauze filters. • No restriction to breathing. • Stops all dirt/sand ... excellent protec-t!on clgainst water and mud; preathes even when dirty. , • Uses specially oiled "sticky" loam fibers; the dirt clings to the fibers; the clean air flows easily to your primary· filter. · • Reusable; withstands hundreds of cleanings. • ·Can be used oiled or dry; instructions included. UNI FIL TEA has a filter to lit virt~ally every A TV and motorcycle, as well as most race·cars and light ·1rucks. To order . direct, contaCt UNI Fil TE~; newest catalog, $3.00. F ilter Wraps priced from $4.95. to 8.95. · [J/Jfllll§ UN/FILTER UNI FILTER, INC. Dept. DT 13522 Newhope Street Garden Grove, CA 92643 714/530:6101 Page4 driving family teams. THE SCORE/HORA DESERT POiNTS SERIES has tightened up with The most obvious ·team, of the addition of the double points paying Frontier 500 results to the scores. Space permits only listing the top three in each class here; but the entire list course, was the father and son JI b h B 000 · wi . eint e aja 1 program.Remember,onlythebestsixoutoftheeight pair that won first and secotJ,d events count for P?ints, and, with just two races left, a driver could gain or place o'l[erall. Rob and Bob lose positions with the discard process. apparently be as small as $2.00, though most offroaders seemed to go . for the $5 .00 through $ 20.00. Walker's friends and family liked the odds so well that, starting with his wife, Phyllis, who allegedly bet $1000., they brought i:he odds down in a hurry. Kurt Thompson, of the Frontier Hotel,,made a point to thank· Walker's fans at the Awards Presentation, and said-the hotel would be delighted to have them back again next year. Gordon, in two different cars, Presently the leaders are: Class 1, Mark McMillin, 519, Ivan Stewart, -created this bit o.f off road 510, Larry Noel, 507; Class 2; Bob Richey, 568, David Kreisler, 527, Jerry history: And Rob, the son of that · Penhall and Bob-Gordon, tied at 526; Class 1-2-1600, Jack Ramsay, 611 , pair, was t:eamed with Frank WillyHigman,534,JeffPapple,423;Class3,DonAdams,375,BuckGriffin, Arciero,Jr.,whoishalfofoneof 290, Matt Pike, 245; Class 4, Rod Hall, 410, Don Yoston·, 290, Don the sibling teams, since his McCormack, 215; Class 5, HartmutKlawitter, 486, Stan Parnell, 443, Max b th lb d Razo, 442; Class 5-1600, Steve Lakin, 435, Owen Duggan, 393, David ro er; A ert, was .riving in· · · Anckner, 330; Class 6, Larry Schwacofer; 406, Wesley Moser, 250, Arne Class 1. Then there were Tom Gunnarsson, 239; Class 7, Manuel Esquerra, 474, Jack Johnson, 174, John ~nd Don Martin, who finished Swift, 143; Class 7S, Willie Valdei, 440, Paul Simon, 427, Spencer Low, fourth in.Class 2, to get back to • 416; Class 7 4x4,Jerry McDonald, 482, MichaelHorner, 342,Jim Corµ1er, · the fathers and sons, and Willie 313;Class8, DaveShoppe,493, Walker Evans,428,SteveKelley,416;Class and Jerry Higman, who were 9, Dave Wood, 358, Gary Cogbill, 184, James Gross, 107; Class Challenge,: second in-Class 1-2-160()'. Also RickJohn5?n, 510, Mike Ward, 503, Edward McLean, 429; Class 10, Rick running were Larry and Jeff ·Hagle, 593', SteveTetrick, 526,Jim Greenway, 434; Class ll, Ramon Castro, Watson in 1-2-1600, Dave and 251, Andy Diaz, 150, David Hendrickson, 142; Class 14, Carl Cook, 133, The Sports Book folks were pleasantly surprised at the· action, and told us there'd been "lots" of betting by the off roaders. We were told that next year they hope. to get all the classes on the board. · . Off roaders are apparently not very sophisticated bettors, ·and up until about 9:30 at night, no one had placed any bets on the . field. At about that time the odds changed, to 5/1, and John Johnson became the first bettor, . with $5 .00 on the field in every class. The man behind the counter-thought it was a good bet, and John thought he'd most likely get his $20 back, with an extra five. lt seemed logical to think that one of the classes would have a surprise winner. As it turned out, he lost all four bets. The winners in all four classes were listed on the board. None of the win11ers paid big odds, and Bob Scott and Mike Voyles, in 1-2-1600, were the best paying winners, at6/ 1. Snook, Gordon . and Kelley were all at even money or close to it. We spoke to the Manager of the Sports and Race Book at the Frontier, and he told us that next year it might be set up as a parimutuel. That means that the monies bet go into a pool, and the winners divide it up in proportion to the size of their bets. Doing it that way we wouldn't know the odds on our bets until the betting closed. But this type of a set up would let us bet on win, place, or show. We wonder, if the pit crews all had bets on their cars, would they work faster? Or does the driver who bet on himself push harder? What goe~ on in the mind of the driver who knows his sponsor has placed a big bet on him to win? On another subject. For years off roaders have been telling the world that one of the things they like about off road racing is that it's a family oriented sport. One generally envisions this to mean that Dad races and th~ kids and Mom go along for spectating and help in the pits. But now that off road racing is getting along in years, we're seeing more and . more racin-g families. At the Frontier 500, which had 193 starters, at least 28 of the vehicles were driven by a person who ~as · half of a parent/ child team, the other half of which was also driving in this race. There were another 10 vehicles being driven by brothers, who had brothers driving iri this rac~, either in the same car or another. And nine or ten more ·cars had occupants-who bore the same last name, but: whose relationships we don't Steve Mizel, 123, Lowell Arnold, 63. Bryant Wood in Class 9, LeRoy Jack Ramsay has the overaU lead at 611, followed by Rick Hagle, 593, Hansen in5-l600, and Mark, his and Bob Richey, 568. Since all three drivers run in generally .heavy entry son in Class 7S, Pat and Mike · classes, the overall tide will be a horse race to the wire. In the two sub-Falkosky in 7S, Dick and Gary · categories for trucks, Dave Shoppe is leading tre Heavy Metal at 493; Walker Weyrich in Class 10; Mark Eyans-issecondat428,andSteveKelleyisnextat416.JerryMcDonaldhas Steele in 7S and son Cameron in the top spot in the Mini Metal at 482, followed by Manny Esquerra,474, and 5-1600, · Henry Arras in the Willie Valdez, 440. · · · winning 5-1600 car, and his son BAJA 1~ UPDATE. !he Sco~e Baja 1000 is shaping'u~ to be a ~eal Eric in the winning Class 1 car, dandy, with some new trails on the course and all the mystique of running Gale Pike in a Class 3 vehicle that from Ensenada t? La_ Paz._ The couri;e was marked for pre-running early in didn't finish, while his son Matt September, and 1t will be remarked early this month, as-the ribbons and . drove the Class 3 arrows sometimes van,ish. Then, just before the race it will be checked and vehicle. · marked again. The course route books are in the mail to entrants and they are Don· and Matt McBride were . available for others to purchase at Score headquarters. If you w:'mt to see the teamed in Class 2, as were Jim start and the finish of the 6~ja JOOO, the easy way to go is with'Ken's Tours, who have a package deal, airplane, rooms, etc., in La Pat. Check it out: by and Mark Temple, and Corky calling (818) 701-0203. · -and Scott McMillin. Lloyd and ChetHuffmandnf'd.Class 1,and M.q.R.E. SHORT COUR~E RACING is alive again, with a nif~ race Robert Westfall, Jr. and Sr., commg up fast, on October ZS-26. M.O.R.E. is based in Forth Worth and didn't finish in the 1600 class. their new race course is at Canton, Texas, just east of Dallas. ·The event ts for Ron and John Ellenburg dnf'd in Class lO_cars only, with a mere $200 entry fee and a guaranteed purse of Class 10 after leading a lap, and $4000 with an 80 percent payback. Write to M.O.R.E. at 3513 North West Ame and Patrik Gunarsson were Loop 820, Forth Worth, Texas 76106, or call Stan Rowland-a •·:s17) 625-8843 for _full information on the race. ,,,_ · second in Class 6. Ivan Stewart cameinsixthinClass 1, while his ~_SA ~S CANCELLED their race at Californi; City-in ·o~ober, son Brian, in his second race, ran fmdmg the msurance costs far too heavy com~red to the anticipated entry _ fifth in Class 8 . And, starting at · numbers. Meanwhile, the event scheduled for October 25-26 at the Fresno the back of the pack in Class 11, -Fairgrounds is on for sure. The format has been altered a hit: Now there will it was "Stainless" Steele and son be a six hour endurance race on the_ long course· at Fresno on Saturday, open Bra,ndon, this team a bit to all desert classes. The race carries a $300 entry fee with a 60 percent payback. It will be the final event in the 1986 AMSA Desert Series; On different, because "Stainless" is Sunday the full schedule of.short course events will be on at Fresno. Check Brandon's mom. the details with AMSA, P.O. Box 5473, Fresno, CA 93755. · The brother team members·. included Gary Watson, in the THE FUDPUCKER ~qNG TEAM ~as e~panded their_desert racing · winning Challenge car, and Mark for cars t? a th~ee race sen~ tn 1987. Fud believes m planning ahead. All three McMillin in the· second place events will be tn the desertJus~west of El Centro, CA. The first round will be Class 1 car. Then Rick and John the traditi<;>nal Au~t 8 date~ 1987, the.Superstition-250 IV, a night race Hagle, who teamed to win Class and a fun n_me, he! . on the Anc1e!'t Dry Lake Bed. On October 3 next year the Ed se_cond senes race ts the 200 Mile Plaster City Blast, at, where else, Plaster 10, and Tim Herbst, non-City, CA. Honest folks, there really is such a place! The series finale will be on finishers in Class 2, Hartmut and New Year's Eve next year, harking back to the old days of Borrego racing. It is Wolfram Klawitter, winners .in a keen way to welcome the New Year, racing in the desert and having a slick Class 5, Owen and Curtis party after the race, and nobody has to drive home. These events are well Duggan, fourth in Class 5-1600, o~ganized, the payback is gen~rous_, and the people are nice and friendly. It and Alan and·Darryl Cook, fifth . . w.111 take you back ten years m attitudes ~n desert racing. in 5-1600. OCf~BER WILL SURE BE BUSY for sho.rt course-racers. The finale of Some family teams, like the· the Mickey Th?mpson Off Road Gran Prix Series happens on Saturday, , two Andy DeVercellys, were October. 11 at its roots at the Pomona Fairgrounds. The year end points missing from this race, and some awards and a dance are sched~led a~ter the final event at Pomona,.at 11, p.m. fathers have become . sponsors Further south, Marty T npes w1ll l:iave a race at El Cajon Speedway, also and/ or pit persons, and let the on. October 11. ~arty canceled ~is El Centro date, when the MTEG Orange kids. have all the fun nowadays. Show date conflicted, but he decided to go ahead at El Cajon.Tripes offers a There could be a whole raft of $10,£XX? guara~teed purse_, noe!_ltryfee, for Classes 1, lOand l ai-1600. The cousins or fathers and sons-in- pu_~se ~,ll_be paid bac~ agamSt tlie entry numbers in each class. In the law' whose relationships we can't an mv1tat!onal race with a $5000 purse1 and this is reported to. be sponsored see, churning around in the dirt. by On Dirt ~otorspor.ts. Al59.on the schedule are 3 wheelers, quads and ~dyssey~, with a ,sm~ll entry _fee and 100 _.percent payback. Get all that We think it's great in any case, mformanqn from Marty Tfipes, 228 Faxon Drive, Spring Valley CA 92077 and always enjoy the special or call.(619) 463-0654. ' _ pleasure that a family experiences . In the middle of all this, Bud Feldkamp and Don Brown are putting on a when they do well as a team in keen event at Glen HelenOHV Park in San Bernardino County on October our great sport. Think what a l9. Called the Miller High Life Off Road Challenge, there are classes for all marvelous party the Gordons ope~ w~eel ca~s, A TVs and Odysseys, and 100 percent cash payback. Get all must have had after taking first th~ mfo on th1s one from Brian Church at (714) 381-4454 or880-1733, or and second overall in this big wnte to Glen Helen Park, P.O. Box 2937, San Bernardino, CA 92406. · race. Robbie expressed it pretty THE_ CALIFORNIA RAL_L Y SERIES had to cancel the Hawthorne Rally well when we saw him on last month, so there was no pro style rally in Nevada at all this year. However Saturday, anhourorsoafter he'd t}le_ EAST OF INDIO Rally is on for sure in November. Rallymaster Roge; finished. The 17 year old was Allison report~ th~t the published date of November 1 and 2 may be changed. lµgging a case ,of•beei:, and he , For ~he latest mfo on this rally, a very good one by the way, call Roger at tossed us a ibig,'grin and said, F~'O 736-11"~2-'= ''/k:,, ;, · ~, . :...~-=-,:>..,• ..-= "Today I'm special, i can drink!" ~ October 1986 DustyTimes

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·--···-------I . . . . I • • • • . • · .. · lclc ~o-mpJo-n~ -~~....,_:--_ I ' 198-s· CHAMPIONSHIP - · - · · SEASON SATURDA V • 17 PM 1 • • OCTOBER 11th -. · LA COUNTY FAIRPLEX Pomona . THE SEASON FINALE! It all comes down to this one final event at the newly-liefurbished Los· Angeles County Fairgrounds ih nearby Pomona, Relax in the colorful and comfortable. surroundings of the most modern stadium 'in the country and be an eye witness to all the electrifying action of the "Wildest Show .on Wheels." After the race (from 11 p.m. to l a.m.) there will be a Trophy Presentation and . Dance right at the Fairgrounds with free admission · to · all pit pass holders ... Celebrate the great 1986 season and toast the upcoming '87 season with·all the stars of the Off-·Road Championship Gran Prix! (No-Host Bar, Pit Pass Required for Admission.) For advance ticket information call (818) 359-5117. Gates open · at 5:00 p. m., "Meet the Racers'.' frpm 5:30 to 6:30, races start at 7:00 p.m. I • I -.. I' '· I . · FOR EVENT TICKETS OR ENTRY l~FORMATION WR~TE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOOQLYN LANE', BRADBURY, CA 91010 ('818) 359-5117 I .· t ,/

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i . I ) -• I I ! @ \ ... -»;,· .. ~-~ .· _ _ WEATHERMAN-RADIO TIPS ,i~~6stbj1;1c;=~~t~~f-:u15~~~i-~~ . ;1; , F,i;·,,.,-; For.Pit_OrganizationsandBikers.Only way radio installation.and .,c-'-'. ···' t,1 ·<--t-• ~ By Bob ''Weatherman" Steinberger :n~~~~:~:~~t;1:r;:1u1~~iudenfh~ The Baja 1000 -for the eyes each pit. If twentv hikers pooled automobile electrical system. and ear·s of Bikers and Pit their interests, each biker would Frequency coordinat_ions will Organizations only! This is not a only have to supply -one chase also . be covered_ for the 1000, technical ·article! It is intended vehicle and only three people!! · where the Goodyear Weatherman onl-y to ~timolate the possibility of Staggered pits ·would help the Radio Relay will provide a safety thinking ofbikers"running the Baja cars t~)O and,the radio communka-net for ·bikers. . . . 1000 With the aid. of the pit tionswould be better. What about The relay team·atop Mt. Diablo sopport·clubs. Should this become some of the other pit clu_bs getting will cover the race frorri Ensenada areahtyordiefor.lackofasecond, intoth~irowncoalitionorjoining to Santa Inez. The Goodvtiar this writer takes no.responsibility one of the existing on_es. Pooling 'Blimp' (Piper Aerostar) will cover whatsoever for whatever the makes sense and saves inoney. the race from,Santa Inez to La Paz outcome. I only hope to stimulate What's in it for the pit.clubs to flying at an altitude,of 21,000 feet. the rhinking processes of those agree to pit bikes? (Sal Fish is'getting the permits to people that could be involved in: From the bike ranks come some fly at night.). We wiU monitor ·the making some historical-inroads of the-premier car drivers·and two main race frequencies with regards to interfl!cing the·. future foll time rµembers. There 151.625 and 151.715 . . We. will efforts of the.bikers and the cars are only four Score/HORA races coordinate the radio efforts of the into the common effort of this year that allow bikes-maybe· medics and have a _utility radio to conquering the Baja and making it . the bikers. at the other four races talk to other frequencies and into a yearly everit _:_ Ensenada to would he!~ with pitting the cars.I~ somet~ing brand-new (or this La Paz. . . sure would be neat having bikes in. race!! A low power frequency for How. many more times will the the pit to go back up the~corrrse · the bike classes only. The bikers opportunitr be available to do the with· parts, etc. I also understand can . now'. talk direct\ y to the ultimate thing? Race the Baja! Not that it's hard ·to find dedicated Weatherman Relay Team _and the loop races .but the real thing, people to mah the pits. The ability have their messages relayedon an.y Ensenada to l;a Paz, 1013 miles; a to showcase the camaraderie ·the 150 band channel to any pit·.via a super test of man and machine. c~pabilities and expertise of a~ Off handheld 2,way radio. The killer cost of cornpeting is Road Pit Club-to t'he whole racing· PCt Race Radios is making pitting. If you only had to supply -·. fraternity :..... thereby creating new available to bikers a race prepped two .or three pits, could you memberships. handheld fm 2-way radio package compete? Here are,some facts for • Plain and simple it',s a neat thing that goes into the fanny pack and your consideration._. . . . to do . . Off Roaders helping Off can be wired into the helmet with TheChapalaDusters, and Roaders. or bikes bikes or pushtotalkonthehandlebar.T~n F.AJ.R.-Off Road Pit Organiza-cars, it insures the fut~re of the channel-5 watt handheld is. only tions .are pooling their effqrts to spqrt. · , · $395.00 S[5ecial racers price -supply first class pits to·their Iftherearefiftymoreentriesasa optional items extra ~ caU Bob racers over the entir~ peninsula .. result of the joint efforts of the pit Steinberger at (213) 427-8177 for The_ Checkers and Los Campeones, clubs, the bikers, and the race will details. are pooling .their efforts to do the ; be a greater success!·· Score makes . Yolunteers are needed for,relay. -same thing. Cars need only half the more money -more money I need one person on Mt. Diablo pits that bikes need because of fuel means better races and keeping up and one person in the aircraft that consumption ari.d fuel capacity. old Ensenada to La ,has: a. the ability to communicate PooJing with other bikers Paz. More people will go to Baj~_ on the radio. b. Asuper knowledge --lessens the. number of pits more money is spent and they of the course whereby they can required by each biker. If the Off really do need our mon_ey, relate_ to the medjcs, · ·racers or· Road Pit Organizations would particularly in Baja Sur. Our chase vehicles information agree to pit bikes, then the bikers positive ec_onomic impact will help · pertaining how to get into and out would only need halfas ma~y pits. insure the future of Baja racing: of the course. c. That doesn't get If the two coalitions of pit 2 W Rad' W k Sh airsick! . o~ganizations were to sta~ger the!r - ay October 4~h op Any comments, observations or pits so that a professional pit PCI R · R cl.. . h , suggestions call or write to Bob d f. f., .1 h ace a 10s 1s _ ostmg a . , W h S b / appeare every 1 ty m1 es, t e . . h . f . . 1. . . , L ' eat erman" tein erger c o b "k . Id "th I h . semmar at t e1r act mes m ong PCI R R d 2888 G d t I . ers clou racetw1 ~tn y .. avl mg Beach on Saturday' O ctober 4th, . ace a ios, un ry o supp y one or wo p1 peop eat. , .. Ave., Signal Hill, CA, (213) 427-8177. Pag~,6 October 1986 ' . . ~ . , . · SCORE INTERNATIONAL reminds every desert racer that the Green -· Sticker :business becomes mandatory on January l, i 987. The law requiring eve_ry c;iff road race cai: to be .regii;_te~ed under the program and have a green sticker applies ONLY TO _CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS. If you l'ive elsewhere and do· not carry a California-driver'~ license, you do not need a·green ii"ticker to nice in California. Enforcers will be at Parker the endofJanuary, however, so all California racers ~ ould do _well to:get cracking oh the paper work, and take advantage of the 9~ site regis.tration available on the Frid~y of the HDRA Budweise_r Barstow, December 5, 1986.,Score advises if you need the · sticker and do nor have Jt, v,ou will not race at Parker. · _ J; - -~ • • , TH·E _CROWDED CAI:;ENDAR-coriditions of a couple of years ago ·seein to be on the way back iri 1987. Desert folks thought the probkm was cured when Score and HDRA joined up in a common series,"each dropping a race to make a comfortable eight 'face .series. For those without the budget to compete in the ~ajor ser\es, good club style events are all around: You·can run the southern desert in California with Fudpucker., or the fun series put on by both ADRA in Arizona.and SNORE in.southern Nevada. The northerners . ·could run both desertand-short coµrsewith VORRA;-and gofurtherriorth to · run the desert with Pi-o CanAm.-Certainly there seems to -be enough desert runs for anyone.'s taste. ·_ . ,·, . · , But, in 1987.a new entity <called Baja Promotions, LTD".Js promoting a pair of races around San·Felipe in Baja California. );hese everits·will schedule all the current desert classes for both cars·andn_iotorcycle engined vehicles, in . both-Pro and Sportsman categories, si~ilar to ADRA. Presented by On Dirt Magazine and the City of San Felipe, the dates are February 22r24, 1987; l! 200 mile run, and October 3-4, 1987, a: 300 mile race. The announcement last month raised t~e hackles on s~rridong time desert race prom~ters necks,·' The first date seems uncomfortably close to the HORA March 6--8 Gold Coast 250, and "the second date ·is right on a coilision course'. with the Fudpucker Plaster City Blast, less than 20Q miles·north of'San Felipe. Only time will tell how these dates all washout:•But, tf\ere-can:be too many races a year, even for the southwestern drivers. Usually the result) s. thafall'the events suffer from low·entry·numbers; which wHI not provide the c;ash topay the cost of put~ing.on a desert race. _ · , • · · · . · THE SUNRISER FOREST RALLY results arrived right on \ieadline from · a private source. The big news is i:hat John Buffum did not win. Rod Millen . · and Harry Ward got the job dorie'in the Mazda RX;-7 4x4. They beat' the awesome Audi by about 35 seconds.Doug Shepherdand.Ginny Reese took the GT Glass .. and fourth overall in the Dqdge Turbo Shelby. Cl!lifornians · Chad DiM~rco and Rich Stuetzel won Group A and were fifth overall in their · Subaru 4 WD Turbo.John Crawford andJ9e Andreini won the Production Class and were eighth O\'erall in the Dodge Omni GLH. There will be a foll report i:iext month, providing our reporter Tom Grimshaw comes back from : the wilds of Alaska. on the·_Alcan 5000 in time ~o_ send in the story. -RUMBLES FROM THE ORANGE SHOW .. The penuli:i~ate i:ound 'in the 1986 Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship Gran Prix Series went off smoothly on September 13 at the Orange Show Fairgrouti'ds. But; when -we arrived in the··early .afternoon, the pits _seemed empty, 'compared to previous· events, he,e. Well, some of.the better known buggy te_ams were missing, and the entry in both Class 10 and Class 1-2alp00 was down considerably-from the prior event at the L.A. <;::oliseum.·For example, there were 25 Class 10 ca:fs on the list at the Coliseum, and only 16 at the Orange Show.The drop was even more dramatic in Class -1--:2° 1600, that field~d 13 at · the Coliseum, but only two starters at the drange Show. Even i:nore curiqus is the fact that there was no conflicting _race date on September-13: · . Many pit folks thought the "Group Cc;mcept", ·(see article in .this issue) was having a major impact on the buggy entry. Add to' that reports of a letter from MTEG sent to all 1-.1600 drivers, which we have not seen, But, it was reported that the letter suggested the 1600 entry wa~ not important enough to · warrant their own race, ancl that the class would probably be·dropped from the · 1987 schedule. The indefatigable' Mickey Thempson seemed scarcely fazed by the readily available parking in the pits or the slim fields in the automotive based classes. He remarked that if the buggies choose not to rac,e with MTEG, there were plenty of other cl~e's waiti_n_g for the opportunity to go stadi_um racing: - · 1 · · • The good n'ews is that the"Oran'ge Show program.was tight, on schedule, and over before 10:00 p.m. Most folks were home about the time the last race w:as run.ning at the Coliseum.·Stev.e Millen won the.truck bash and the series championship in the Toyota, Vince Tjelmeland _won top ho11ors in UltraStock in his Pontiac, arid Wes Elrod won the 1-2-1600 p<?ints and was second overall in the UltraStock race. Most, exciting was the debut of young Rob Gordon in ·on,e of Bob's ·fancy Chenowths. Rob got the hole _shot in the , -class 10 main event, and he led all the way to victory. This followe_d by just one week Rob's first overall win at rhe HORA Frontier 500. A full report on the.Orange Show will be in the November issue, • Nostalgia buffs in off road racing got a·real surprise at the Orange Show. -Driving the secohd Team Mazda pkkui;, was none other than Bobby Ferro. If you only got into desert racing in recent years, you won't remember the-glory days in the 1970s ofthe Sandmaster Team out" of NorthJiollywood, CA, starring Bobby Ferro, Gene Hirst and· nµmerous others who have either retired or gorie on to other classes. When the Sandmaster Team evolved into other names and finally broke up; Ferro retired. He had WOJj\ every desert race · there was, many s_everal times, usually overall. Seven y·ea_rs later/he made his debut in stadium racing, looking good for ha".ing had jlJSt·a few laps· of practice. Like most other truck drivers in the sereis, _Bobby tossed the Mazda -on ·its_ side at one point. Ferro was subbing for Rod Millen itt the Mazda,. as · Millen was busy _i!' Ohio_wiqning the Sunr\ser Forest Rally . . AffENTION 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. Dusty Times

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1986~1987 HAPPENINGS ••• .A;D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada · Phoenix, A2 85006 (602) 252-1900 October 18 Periasco ISO . Puerto Penasco, · Sonora, Mexico . . ·December 6 Sonoita to Rocky Poirit Hare 'n' Hound Sonoita, Sonora, Mexic~ AMSA American M,otor Sp::uts Association ·· . P.Q, Box 5473. · Fresno, CA 93755 · (209) 439-2114 October 25-26 American G.P. · -' ;" .Fre~no;' CA. ;,;;W.MERICAN OFF ROAD . RACING.ASSOCIATION . . John' Oh~nesi~n ' P.'O. Box 31811 Phoenix, AZ 185046 . .. (602) 8674769 . t; :~" -·;_ .. ;,-:J~,~~.-:;:lj_'/~ - , CALIFORN,iiru&ALLY SERIES : / .. . ./' Octobers -· Cliffs ofGorman· V Rally ' · Hungry, Va,Uey SVRA, CA Info: Gary English (714) 497-4670 . _._, , November 1-:Z~ East of Indio V . Indio, CA Info: Roger .Allison (714) 736-1442 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 . FLORIDA OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRlSES . P.O. Box 40 ·Inverness, FL 32651 . (813) 913-7947 . (904) 726-6560 O~tober 18 East Bay Raceway · Tampa, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM ~SO Kennedy, #6. Chula Vista, CA92011 · (619) 427-5759 August. 8, 1987 Superstition 250 IV Ancient Dry Lake Bed ,. . El Centro, CA · October 3, 1987. 200 Mile Plaster City Blast . Plaster City, CA , . ' .. Dusty:nmes December 31,'1987 · 150 Mile Dunaway Dash 'El Centro, CA . G0RRA · Georgia Off Road , Racing Association .Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta; GA 30310 (404) 927-0432 :october26 100 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway; Gf\ November 29 250 Miles,. Location TBA · December 6 . - Annual Banquet Atlanta, GA GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Lovel:ind, CO 80537 CORRA ( 303) 669-4460 · DORRA (303)429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597.-8239 WKR (913) _332-3402 _ HDRA High ~E)e'seft' Radng Association . ' ·. %1 'Wesf Dale Ave . . · '· · Las Vegas, NV89i24 .. ,,·,,,p oz),.361 c5404 ,,., •: r , , ., P,ecembef 5-.7 · • >Budwei&er. 250 . ' Barstow, CA January 3, 1987. Des~.rt Series Award Ba_nquet • , Anaheim; CA.· · . March 6-8, 19,87 Gold Coast 250 . • Las Vegas, Nevada M:iy 7.ilO, 1987 ·. Mint 400 Las·Vegas, NV July3-5, 1987 Fireworks 250 · Barstow, CA . I September 11-13, 1987 . Frontier 500 . Las Vegas; NV December 5.,.1987 - ,Desert Seri~s Awards ]3anquet Las Vegas, NV ·,. ·· HIGH'. PLAINS OFF .. ROAD RACING -ASSOCIATION October 25 • · Last Chance Baja . Wall;SD· .. Info: Jil:n ·Kitterman. ( 605} 279-2550 GLEN HELEN OHV PARK. . P.O:·Bo·x 2937 ' Sal) Bernardino, CA . (7)4 )-381-4454 or (714) 880-1733 October 19 Mill er High 'Life .. Off Road Challenge .~,Y-Olen H elen,•<9.HV-Pa:tb .. , Sah Bernardino, CA. ~~T-., ·1'· . I . I'· IOK F0UR'.f HEELERS · · P.O. Box 36 , Cleves, OHio 45002 ( All e~entsf Staized a t the {li.b JZ1o:unds in Ck~,rol M.O., .E.· . 3513 North Wilest Loop.820 Fort Worth, TX 76106 ' · (817) 6y~~43 . . Octob~r1-25,26 Off Roam 1Short · . Course\ Race · Canton, TX · (just eastt Dalias) · . ~ICKEY TH~MPS()N'S · OFFRGA:D · CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey T~ompson · Entertainment :Group 53· Wood\yn Lane· Bradbury, (CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 • ,. I l . October 11 L:A. County Fairgrnunds' Pomona,' CA . Ja!'1uary 110, 1987 Anaheim Stadium Anaheirp, CA · , , I January 117, 1987 . . I Jack M.urphif Stadium San Diego, CA·. I . I, I 1· POST .· . PennsylvaniaSOff Road . . ~ Short Track Shark Saxcin RD #3; Box 9 Towanda,.PA 18848 . (717pq5~3076 October 11-12 ·. All events in Monroetori, PA at the · inters_ection of Routes 414 & 220. PRO CAN AM SERIES . Pro Can Am .Racing lnc. P.O: Box323 Seahurst, W~shington 98062 {206) 242~1773 ' i (503) 620-03'13 • ' -~-..:....:. __ _c_ _ _:_:_ __ ~ >.: ·1[ SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES I Sports Car Club b(Am~rica 11 6750 Emporia St. · Englewood, CO 80112. · (303) 779-0625. I October 4s5 · ·. Oj ibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN l' .t October 25>26 , ·J.'lress On Regardless Houghton,. Ml · 'I SCORE Score· International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 · Westlake Village, CA 91362 . (8.18)889-9216 November 6-9 OLYMPUS .INTERNATIONAL l Baja 1000 ,' Ensenada .tQ La Paz, lyiexico RALLY -··r John N!agel . P.O. Box 4ZS4 . · Tumwater,'WA 98501' (206) 7 54-971 7, ·'''December 3-7 · WRC 0 ly,mpus -International ,.;'. Rally Tumwater, WA_ . OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trh ino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 · (915) 59jl--8266 Decemb~r 6~7 _ Shadow Mountain Lake 25-0 · Shadow Mountaih Lake Horizon, TX 0.0.R.R.A. . Oklahoma Off'Road Radng As~ociation Larry Terry ' 9220 N.E. 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73141 '. (405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) · . Vic Brurnham .' Freedom Chapter President January 3, 1987 ' , • Dese_r_t Sereis· A~ards Ban9uet , , Anaheim, c;A , .. , . Janu~ry 30) 1, februa,,:y 11 1987. · . Parker 400' . ' Parker, AZ April 3~5, 1987 · Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 5-7, 1987 Baja Internacional Ensenada, ,B.C., Me.xico August 14-16, 1987 Off Road Wo.rld' Championship Riverside, CA November 6:.S, 1987 Baja 1000 Ensenada, B.C.; Mexico December 5, 198'7 Desert Series Awards Banquet · Las Vegas, NV (405) 621)428 I October.J0-12 · . OORRA'1so SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac· Lery, Quebec-; J6N 1A3, Canada . • , __ __:_c5-14_)_6_9_z-0~1-7_1-'---~-l ;. -:---,-----,--,-1,-'----"--~ ORSA · Randy Miller ·' . 407 G Street, Suite F. Davis, CA 95616' (916) 756-9938 . ·.· (916)756-0399.'' Short Course & Sand oi;~is,; all events at Sacni.rrien,to"' Raceway; SacramentO; _€A . ; . ; Oc tQb~I'~1•8·~,i~ ~;))Pi · .,-~ov~i:nbef i 5-16 " , .. ' ,~-t •-f! _:....::,t ,r,. \~~-i-.-_.,:,:,.~ :•,rl~,-. ~. -..,·-~-•.-~ .. 1 I L i October .1986 ' ,, SILVER DUSTRACING , ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 ' Las Vegas, NY 89125 . . (702) ,459.-0317 October 25. · , SHverdusf 400 kin · Henderson, NV ' I~~-"------"-~ ./ : November 15 Midnight Special · Las Vegas, NV i ~S.O.R.R.P . Speedway Off Road Racing :Productions . Bernie-Weber · . P.O. Box 402 .Temple, Texas 76503 . - (817) 773-;3548 ..• STADIUM:RACING, U:S.A Marty Tripes • 228 Faxon Drive ' ... Spring.Valley, CA 92077 , .· (619)463-0654 . October ll El Cajon Speedway El Cajon,' CA . SHORT TRACK · OFFROAD . ENTERPRISES FORMULA DESERT DOG SERIES . S. T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: · . Gil Parker. · .. 7406 So. 12th 'St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 . (616) 375;1233 · SUPERIOR OFF ROAD PR IVERS. ASSOCIATION Karen Jenkins · 2345 Hopkins Crossroad Minn,etonka, MN 55343 (612) 5.44-2370 .. ' . ro : • VORRA ' ' . ' V~lle.v 9-ff Ro;i.d Racii1.g Association 1833 LpfRobl~s j3Lvd.: . · Sacramento; CA 95838 . ' (9l6)'925'~1702 . . ,, . October 12 Prairie City OHV Paik Sacrame_nto, CA November 1-2 Prairie City OH\I_Park Sacramento, CA WHEEL TO WHEEL; INC. P.O. Box 688; Dept. 4WOR Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL ICO . (613) 332-,1766 (613) 332,4128 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING, ASSOCiA TION 19125 -,87A Ave; Surrey, British Columbia,· . V3S SX7, Canada ( 604) 57~-6256 . · · ATTENTION .RACE Q~GANIZERS List your coming-events in' DUSTY TIMES free! . . Send your 1987 schedule as soon as possib'le ,fot listing-in this qolumn. Mailyour,race·ormllyichedule io:. DUSTY TIMES, 533, 1 . Derry Ave., Suite.,q'.:Agoura, Cf. 9,1301. CheckOut the · DUSTY TIMES Spcci4.itClub Sub Offer cau (11·•)' •••-s~oo or write DUSDTIMES 533f Der;'y Ave., 'Suite o. ·· Agoura, _CA 91 JO t · Page'7 ·1 __ { 1 l

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' I J. . WORLD'SCHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACE· _ The 17th Annual Brush Run 101 By Jean Calvin One of the longest running off road races in the country, the Brush Run '10 l · started out through the woods in northern Wisconsin, ran on various venues over the years, and found a permanent home in 1984 when the organizers literally "bought the farm." On the butskirts of Crandon, Wisconsin, tne farm was quickly converted to a racing facility by hordes of volunteers gathered from Crandon ·. and surrounding towns. Each summer since then, more permanent structures have been added, the course widened and • improved, and fencing and· hookups installed in the camping areas. Now, the 1.8 .mile track on natural terrain is, in our judgement, the finest outdoor short course facility in the USA. This year the· Brush Run folks put together a two race series, the Spring· Run in June and the World's Championship Off Road Race on Labor Day weekend. The two race series held a $20,000- points fund, courtesy of Budweiser, payed back · deeply in tbe classes to those who topped the points list. Additionally, the Brush Run 101 has a hefty purse · just for the event, and it was no surprise to · . see. the largest entry in any short course race, this year show _up in the north woods of Wisconsin. They tackled the well manicured -:-traGk in a variety of classes, including a few that arep~culiar, to the Superior Off Road Racing•. Series. The total entry swelled to well over 550 cars, bikes and A TVs, including 162 in the "Good Old Boys" class alone. . Photos: Dan Mainzer, GenCorp Audio Visual Dept./]ean Calvi7: Road America. This was the biggest event in · the mid western Formula Desert Dog Series, and that brought more dough into the · coffers via contingency prizes. This' year General Tire Motorsports jumped into Crandon. with both feet, stringing promotional material all over the course, all over town, and sponsoring the Heavy Metal Championship race, and a tire rolling contest, and heaven only knows what else. It was indeed a festive weekend, and a well paying, race for serious competitors. . New this year was organized Friday activity. Usually the camping meadows are thinly populated until late Friday night·. Last 'month the new Hot lap for cash idea brought more racers into town early on the long weekend. Several open practice sessions were held, then each -entrant was given a timed run, the best of two counting, over the course to try for· Hot Lap awards in class. In classes where General Tire offered contingency prizes, the fast time was good for a set of four tires of your choice. In other. classes the fast time was good for a crisp, one hunclred dollar bill, from the organizers. It was a keen way to g~t in some practice and try for some reward at, the same time. . .t:,;. Saturday morfii_ng the serious stuff began witn a short practice Defending SODA points champibn Ron Kar/man led nearly all the way, but had .to fight off challengers all the. way to win Class 5-1600. for · the classes racing on Saturday. All the mototorcycle engined classes of two, three and four wheeled· devices ran on Saturday between the car events, . which made for· a well rounded program. Promptly at 10:00 a.m. the first of the car half hour i:aces began with _Classes 5~1600 and mid western · 11,· similar, to Challenge cars in the west. Eight started the limited Baja Bugs, and this was a tight - pack as all eight made it through the drag race start and a.round the track for several laps. Ron Karlman wiggled into the lead, but not by much, as he soon had Jim Rulefson right -on his . bumper, and the pair ran like this most of the dfafance. Just yards . back, Jeff Therriault, Phil Freimuth and Jim Pfeffer ~ere running in even tighter quarters, and a couple others were close enough to , pounce. Midway Freimuth got caught in traffic as ·· the faster 11 airs caught upfroin the delay st~rt, and he dropped back 'from the others. Up front and Rulefson were·still hard at it, and Pfeffer had broken away from his struggle and moved iri, followed by Therriault. Ron Karlman did not get away from Jim Rulefson until the 13th and last lap, and · Ron took the victory · with Rulefson only 15 seconds back in second. Jim Pfeffer hung on in third, fo~rth overall, while Jeff Therriault ',1/aS fourth, 'all ori the same lap.. . · . . Meanwhile, the 14 starters in Class 11, two seat, single shock, · stock 1600 buggies, were having a time sorting out. James Hook was the early leader, hanging on · for five full laps, but most of the time he was side by side with Chad Ramesh, who was making a wild challenge for the lead. Dean Hauser was running third, tagged by_ Dennis .Freimut~v Terry Friday and -seve. ,a-11¥ others, . Midway ,Ramesh Ygot :a'..couple Bugs between him ,,and Hauser, and got away, but Hauser held Geoff Dorr was the big l'lin[Jer at Crandon in his.Jeep CJ B. Geoff won overall in the.combined Ciass 4 and 13 race, won overall in Class 14, and topped it off by winrring the Heavy Metal Championship overall, and he took a tidy.sum home to Rockford, Illinois. · · The event was heavily sponsored this year by the aforementioned Budweiser, along with True Value Hardware and Valvoline Oil, plus a few Staying within yards of the leader until the last lap, Jim Rulefs6n kept his Baja Driving the Wisconsin made Spartin chassis, Chad Ramesh took the Class 11 other companies including Off· a·ug together well and got a well earned second in 5-1600. · lead midway in the race, and he opened·a gap to take a convincing victory .. Pagel October 1986 Dusty Times. ·

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· Kevin Probst won the drkg race to the first turn among the 34 2-1600s, and. with Vickie Paulson riding along, Kevin led all 16 laps to the victory. Pennsy v~n an Art.Sphmitt gd.t a trioJjfatrongse,_'d:mliplaces;·, 9, and inthe Unlimited Championship race, driving a Berrien. Dusty. Times The race headquarters Barn features a viewing ba)cony, and Plehtyof refreshments inside to handle the nearby hordes' of spectators that are strung! in depth for. nearly a mile along th@ course. · · . . second over Friday. ~en the Ramesh who took the win in a· down the twisting hills and over Bug of Phil Freirnu~h an~ the 11 locally ' made .. Spartan chassis, the first jumps. Kevin Probst, ofJames Hook colhded near the · Dean Hauser was a long second, with Vickie Paulson riding in the .start/finish line, and Hpbk lost, trailed by Dennis Freimuth,John Berrien, shot into an immediate stopping to check the damage, . Nelson and Terry. Friday~ while · tead, and Kevin led aU J 5 laps to then , going on with th~ front Cliff Ho~iday ~ost a lap, finishing victory. Nobody really got close wheels badly splayed out,. _ on a broken tie rod. enough to challenge, and Kevi_n lJp front the gaps berween the With 34 starters Class2-1600 won by 22 . seconds. John and leaders widened as the clock ran. ran alone, aQd it was a herd Scott Koran started out in down. At the flag . it was Chad coming ;off the drag race start, second.· . Adjustable Sho·ck, . , ·/ . l -Struts : : .. . .-.· ·. i•; Raise or lower (c:1own to dirt track height your 3 -or 4 Wheeler in· 2 . minutes orless. quradjustable-shpckstruts replace the,stock solid link, aircroftquality stand9rds, they f~ature a." center adjusting bolt'' which simplifies· adjusting and allows fine tuning/the bike height: $56.95 A-Arms I'.' l · . I ·· · . . ' Lightweight, chrome-molly A-Arrms feature 2 shock locatio~s and can be used to either lower the front end or to run longer shocks. Over ~ • ' I .. t1,., 50% stronge~ th9n stock. \> Blue powder cooted. $199._44 ,pr, r For lowering the front end of your Sµiuki Qua1d®. Looking For Power? .. ' . . . . ·1 I • -Install a . Power Filter"' and unleash t~e horsepower o( your.3 or 4 wheeler. Our new2 stage air tilter is thelmostcost effective w9yto add 10%.qr more power in se.conds! Power . Fitlers™ improve<filtration and keep your bike running stronger longer. . . . •.· J' .. • . ' ' . . ' . .. . other Dura Blue Products: - , . , · 3 Wheelers: Pro-Utt® Axle, Pro-Series 11,.Axle, Swing Arms, Skid Plates, Wheel Hubs . and Spacers. . '. · · · 4 Wheelers: A-Arm~. Pro-Series Axles. wheel Hubs and Spacers. Odyssey®: Pro-Series Axles: spacers, ,Front and Rear Hubs. ! . . . . Full Line Catalog $2.00 · , r. j,~~~q /;·tJiU.l)dl_ey: _ q~pt:.DT, A~ql:leim,, CA 92806 (714) 632-6803 +·l>'I f. A .if;, ~:J··~·i'",·'l.~,;lf,· ' ,., .... ,,.,. , . -~: ~ , ~ 1·.1;>~-~-,.,·~, ' . ' . ,t •' - ~ .. ' -~ .• •. . ... ·t ., l \

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i i r ~ spot, and Chuck Williams/Jim Garner, Berrien, , were right behind, as was Scott. Taylor/ Pauls Sorenson, Elimin-ator, and Dave Vandermissen,Jr. was moving up fast, as the field began to stretch out. On the third round Taylor got by Williams, and moved into second after some serious . infighting with Koran. Meanwhile Vandermis-sen was having a-gre~t dice with Mike. Brue, _and eventually got past but not away. . Probst drove on in loriely splendor, and Taylor also got clear of Koran. Williams stayed close, followea by Vandermissen and Brue, with Mike Renkas in close too. Taylor and . Koran diced all the way to the finish, a respectable distance behind Kevin Probst, and finished in that order. Chuck Williams pulled in for fourth ahead of Mike Brue, as Vandermissen fell off the pace and finisheq sixth. Renkas was next, the last one to cover 15 laps in the 30 minute race . Scott Taylor had a good run in Class 1 in the single seat Eliminator of his own design, finishing well up in _third place in-the. heat. · · Rick Witt, from ¥inneapolis, drove his well prepped Jeep Honcho to a fine second in Class 4, :c'/ose on the same lap as the leader. . After some 3 wheeler heats the Class 1 cars appeared, alone on the course with just nine starters, half of them driving 1650 engines. Taking the lead right from the start was Kevin Probst in ·his Rabbit powered Berrien Laser, and, as he did in the 2-1600 race in a different car, Kevin proceeded to walk away from the field. Starting off ·in second was Bert Decker, followed by Scott Schwalbe, Joey Flannery drove his interesting Chevy powered.2WD to the Class 13 victory by a. whisker, and Flannery was second overall in the 4 and 13 race. Sporting a very long· nose on his Class 13 creation, Gary Heidtman was in a, three way dice for the win, but had to settle for second in class. Tom Arthur, Scott Taylor, Art Schmitt, Derrel Burks and another. Rabbit powered car, Don Ponder. In the next few laps . then Dave Vandermissen, Sr., Arthur dropped back, Decker's -------------'--------~-----engine began to smoke, Schwalbe .. Leading most of the second half of the race, Robert Flanagan lost the lead and the lap on the final go, and ended up third in Class 13. CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER.HOUSE K & ,N FILTERS -RAPID COOL TRI MIL-BUG PACK BILSTEIN -CENTERLINE ~ CIBIE '"""'_.~ HEWLAND -PORSCHE TORBO C/ V Oflroad . ·l»"' BEARD SEATS -PARKER PUMPER Parts & Aeeessou•5 . YOKOijAMA TIRES -SUPER TRAPP · GEM GEARS -KYB SHOCKS -SWAY-A-WAY · TRANSAXLE PARTS -KC HILITES -McKENZIE AiR FILTERS -WRIGHT PLJ\CE -DURA BLUE l!L TR.A BOOT -NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE R4Cl'JC ttHIII S OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday -Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. I BEFORE YOU BUY -TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I · 12945 SHERMAN WAY - NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 . {818) 765-5827. (818)764'..6438 . . Page 10 and Taylor were locked in · combat for third, Schmitt and · Vandermissen were doing the same act, while Arthur, Ponder a~d Burks' were all ·1:_hree ,side by side. .. · Schmitt got away from his group.a·nd began a s:limb through· the field. Midway Kevin Probst had a three turn lead. Schmitt emerged in just a couple of!aps in··· second plac~, . followed by Decker, . sounding sicker each· lap. Scott Schwalbe ·smoked· a lot, lost all his oil and went to the pits, and Scott Taylor took over Home. town hero Jack Flann_ery did not disappoint the fans, and he took the Class 8 lead on the turn, and led all the way to the checkered flag. ,, third. Eventually Decker parked original dune buggy class, by the announcing stand, ·and · requiring a front engined vehicle, Kevin Probst had nearly half a lap . any body on a truck or car lead at the checkered. flag. Art chassis. Geoff Dorr, fresh from a Schmitt took • a clean- second Riverside win, jumped into an place over Scott T ayl6r, and Don immediate lead off the line in his ' Pond¢r came from dead last. to Jeep CJ 8, and Geoff proceeded fourth at the finish, followed by to stay out front the entfie 15 Dave_ Vandermissne Sr., in his laps. Early 'challenges came from Class 2 car with an empty seat. . Greg Gerlach, Jeep Honcho, All five covered 17 laps. · .Rick Witt, Jeep Honcho, Herb Classes 4 · and 13, were · Rosborough, Jeep Commando, combined in one race, with only and, bringing up the rear ·was a five in Class 4, starting first, but Jeep Wagoneer. Dorr, settled 20 Class 13 ent_ries. Cla_ss 13 is an into a · comfortable-l~d -.vith _Gerlach several car lengths back, followed iQ ,~me distanc_e by Witt and Rosborough. After six. laps the leading 13s were mixing it up with the 4x4s. . · Midway Geoff · I;>orr had a secure class lead but was being pushed hard by some 13s, led by Joey Fhmnery. Gerlach stopped for a lap; then came back into the fray. At the flag Geoff Dorr won easily over Rick Witt, The Commando of Herb Rosbor-ough, was· third, a lap down, followed by Greg Gerlach. ·· The h~avy action wa~ in Class 13. It started with Joey Fla11nery in a tight battle for the lead with . Robert Flanagan and Gary Heidtmann. Flann~ry led most · every lap, but· Flanagan stayed with him through half. distance, · · · then passed into the lead. The pair were side by side with just over a lap to go, and it was an even bet. Joey Flannery made a daring pass on· the last leg of the. course to win Class 13 in a Ford truck chassis beauty powered by · a Chevrolet, that' was smoking heavily. at . the · flag. Flanagan bobbled on the pass and Gary , ,,.1?~J~J'I)_a11:.~. :~ot -~is:, creation Crandon charger Ken Kincaid ran close in Class 8 for a time,-dropped back• but .• , •§P~e s_econ~. flan,agan was a lap placed a clean second in class in his handsome Ford. , own~ October· 1986 · Dusty nmes

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· Running in what just may be the last SCORE Off-Road World Championship Race at Riverside · International, Glenn Harris launched his California Gold Racing Mazda to a·runawaywin in Class 7sm. On a course that drivers judged the roughest, most uncompromis-. ing Riverside ever, General Tire off-road, passenger and perfor-mance radials leaped to the chal-lenge in first-class form.· Besides the Harris victory, General-shod teams took a first · in illtra-Stock and seconds in ·-Class 7 4 x 4 and 7S. But then, General seems to wind up in the winner's circle in just about every off-road race it enters. So if you want to ride off on your own race-proven rubber, see your General Motorsports dealer. He's got a set of Grabber radials just your size. The Grabber AP® for all-around on-and off-road driving. The Grabber AT® for more aggressive all-terrain use. And the big-lugged Grabber MT® . for people who really like to get the jump on the competition. n~l~ erdlS. 1 _ _ I

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John Chaney, foreground, and Dennis Ferdon demonstrate the battle of the Class 8 Fords. Chaney was fourth, and Ferdon finished seventh. Subbing for Chuck Johnson, Mike Poppie drove hard to a close third in Class 9, and just as hard to take fifth in the Unlimited Championship. Matt Foltz got his Ford Bronco off the line first in Class 3, and Flotz was never headed, winning the race by a huge margin of time. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the C. V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C. V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. Jomts. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C. V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV C. V.s are threaded 3/8-24. . Axles and bells for the 930 C.V.s can be supplied with 3/8-24 or 10 mm 1.5 pitch threads. 10 mm· 1.5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. FIT YOUR OFF ROADER WITH UPGRADED AXLES AND BELLS Only $49.95 per flange on your supplied parts. MARVIN SHAW PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 29300 3RD • LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92330 (714) 674-7365 Jeff Probst flew to the Class 9 victory in a tight race, and came back tofinish the day in his Berrien Laser by winning the Unlimited Championship title. Dave Vandermissen Sr. survived a close fight with his son to take the top honors in both Class 10 and Class 2 home to Wilson, Michigan. Tom Loht stayed with the leaders in Class 10, and at the finish he came in third, in his winged two seater. Earl Erickson had a tight dice most of ._the distance in Class 3_ but he got his Jeep into second place, and he stayed there to the finis~ line. DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED· ·' Passing in view of the crowded· hillside and new announcer's stand; Jim ,.___ ________________________ .;..;1 Gunderson got his Ford Bronco home a good third in Class 3. SHIPPED BY UPS Page 12 October 1986 ~ in third, followed home by Blain Konitzer, also doing 14 laps. In fifth was I Darrell Brehmer, followed by Phillip Konitzer, both covering 13 laps. The grand finale on !Saturday was Class 8 with 20 entries, including a Class 7 Forti Ranger. The huge crowd reaily loved seeing the big trucks cofue off the drag race start aroun~ the first downhill turn. And, th'.ey got an extra thrill on this start, as Jack Flannery went to the inside off the start, ran out of room and side hilled up the bank on the track side ot the turn, landing .back on the cou~se in first place . . Flannery's new big Ford never missed a beat as he opened a .hefty lead and kept it al 15 laps · · for the big; home town win for Crandon. Making it a one~two punch for Crandon drivers, Ken Kincaid was a close second for a time, then dropped back, but kept his Ford in second place all the way. Frank Hood ran third in another Ford, followed by Kevin Pence in a Chevy and Dave Hockers in another Ford. About one third distance Pence stopped on course for good, the Ranger was also parked, and the field strung out. . Jack Flannery had n:o trouble winning over Ken Kincaid. But, Hood began smoking heavily and eventually disappeared, putting Hockers into third where he stayed to the-checkeraj flag,the last to finish 15 laps. John Chaney nailed down fourth, followed by Jim Hansen, Dave Gray and Dennis Ferdon. The· amazing factor of the Brush Run 101 this year was NO RAIN! It was bright afi"d sunny on Friday, but ~??JK)i:. hiippe!:led before, and bngfit ~nd sunny on Saturday.· Clouds gathered in the evening sky Saturday night, and the mosquitos biting; but, _ Sunday dawned clear. and sunny, · and much warmer than anyone could remember for this race. Starting · out the Sunday program, after practice, were Classes 9 and 10, which all run as Class 10 under western rules. But, there are too many cars in class · in the midwest, so 9 be~omes single seat and 10 becomes two seat 1650cc unlimited. The Class 9 entry, 16 strong, started first with Art S-'hmitt in the lead, followed by Kevin Probst, . Lee Wuesthoff, Scott Taylor and Jeff Probst, and the race was on in spades. On lap 2 Schmitt held the lead, just, over Wuesthoff, Jeff Probst was up to third followed by Mike Parker and Don Ponder. Kevin Probst was down and out, parked on course near the track entrance,· and Scott Taylor had rolled into the first turn banking and bought the fence. He got loose and did a couple more laps before retiring. Probst was third with Parker close, and Derrel Burks was next with Mike Poppie on his bumper. . W uesthoff held the lead for a few more laps, then Probst made the pass, but the two stayed nose to tail for several rounds in a great dice. Mike Parker broke an axle and parked, Art Schmitt took over third ahead of Burks, an~ these boys were really racing. Wuesthoff made a bid to retake . . the lead 'in th~ waning laps, got ' alongside Probst on. the last lap, Dustyflmes

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sense to put the nine Class ls ana the six Class 2s together, \;,ut • things are different east of the rockies, since many drivers double enter the same car in several classes. The Class 2s · ' started first and once again the . dash was dominated by the Vandermissens, with dad leading son all the way to the checkered flag. It was a near repeat of the Class 10 bash, as Terry Severson held third, followed by Randy Lasnoski. The Vandermissens stayed in line, nose to tail, as Dave Sr. once again beat his son by_ half a car length: Doug Bils got third and Lasnosk1 was fourth. Dave Vandermissen Jr. stayed on his father's tailpipe in two different races, but J~nior had to settle for second place in Class 10 and Class 2. Scott Taylor fought hard tb take the win in Cla~s 1-1600, and in the same car, his Eliminator two seater, ]he was also second! in Class 2-1600 action. Dave VanDenElzen took• the early lead in the 1,1600 action, 1closely tailed by-Scott Taylor, John Koran, and the horde. VanDenElzen led for five laps by inches, then Scott Taylor took over as VanDenElzen parked. · Koran was now second, Greg Smith was up to third and challenging Koran, and he made the pass on the next lap. Todd Attig was now fourth, followed by Lee Wuesthoff, Mike Poppie, and others in 2,1600 cars. Among the · missing were Kevin Probst, with coil wire woes, and Chuck Williams without a throttle cable. Driving a Berrien, Lee Wuesthoff charged to third in Class 1-1600, and came back later to take a close third in the Limited Championship race. Driving his own 1-1600, Mike Poppie finished fourth in the class heat, got with In the closing laps Scott Taylor the program later to take 1econd in the Limited Championship. managed to -fight off· the challenge from Koran, and not the cars touched and W uesthoff flipped out of the race, landing next to Kevin Probst in the grass. Jeff Probst went on to win the race, followed by Art Schmitt, who had been nursing a front flat tire for several laps. Mike Poppie hustled into third followed by Don Ponder, all doing 18 laps. In _ _fifth m~~ i.TPi;n S<;hwartzburg, followea lW Barry Kline, both covering lo' laps. · Meanwhile the ten starters in Class 10 had a real race going. Brian Adams led off the line with Terry Severson, Dave Vander, missen,Jr., then Sr., in his wake. After three laps both Dave Sr. and Severson passed the leader with Severson in command, and this order held ·for several laps. About midway, in a good dice, Vandermissen, Sr. got side_ by side with Severson, and he finally made the pass into the lead with his son on his bumper. The pair of green two seaters were nose to tail for the rest of the race in a fierce battle. So hot was the family fight that Sr., who won, and Jr., who was second, put a lap on the rest of the field. With 15 laps covered, Tom Lohf ·was· third followed by Mike Renkas. Despite having only seven .starters, Class 3 was alone on the course, and the field dwindled rapidly. Matt Foltz got his Bronco off the line first, but Jan Dudiak, Jeep CJ 7, and Ted Frank, Bronco were in close. On the back side of the course in the woods Frank passed Dudiak, then went after Foltz, but rolled his Bronco up an enbankment, trashing it in the trees instead. Dudiak pitted on the first lap with trans trouble. Matt Foltz led the fiv_e rig field now, followed by James Miller, Bronco, and Earl Erickson, Jeep, in a tight dice for second place. Bringing up the rear were Jim Gunderson, Bronco, and Don Gregoire, Jr., Bronco. inched by Miller, who vanished both doing 14 laps. Gilinderson With only six entries Class 2 only won the class but finished on the next lap, and that was the stopped on course, los)ng a lap was combined with Class 1, 1600 third overall. John Koran got a excitement. Foltz led Erickson to and took third, while Don on the course, and there were 31 well earned second in class, and the flag by a goodly distance,.· Gregoire got credit for [fourth. _i_n_l,_1_6_0_0_._I~t _w_o_u_l_d_m~ak_e_m_o_r_e_-=Le=e-=~:....:c---------:-----:==---:-:==:: I , Crandon driver Fay Statezny is king of Class 6 in Wisconsin, and Ajay Jed the class wire to wire in his very tidy but potent Chevrolet. Charging down the finish line straight, John Znidorka took over second place in Class 6 midway in the race and stayed there to the finish. \ SMI I I VBIL T Adds Muscle I -1 To Your Hardbody Bumper Thumper The fight for.second went on . -for about seven laps, while Foltz , ~ ,,, built a big lead. Then Erickson: DustyTirnes October 1986 j Page 13

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t r r I I I i. , ~ Wuesthoff fought off Mike Poppie for third. Tom Surace got his Berrien in fifth, followed by Greg Smith and Michael Brue, all doing 15 laps. Todd Attig had rolled out of contention in the same spot as Scott Taylor had earlier in the Class 9 race. But Attig got righted and continued on to the finish. This was one of the closest contests of the weekend. Rounding out the 15 lap finishers were Ed Tessmer, Greg Smith, on a flat tire, and Mike Brue. More heavy . iron was up next with Classes 14 and 6. Class 6 is quite strong. in Wisconsin, fielding 13 starters, and there were ten in Class 14, half of them double entries from Class 4. The modified 4x4s led off, and Robert Flanagan grabbed the lead in his single seat creation, with Geoff Dorr, CJ 8, on his tail. John Heidtmann was next, followed by Curt LeDuc, who lost the engine in his own racer in practice and was now driving the Class 3 Bronco of Jim Gunderson. LeDuc parked for a time, fixing the electrics in the Herb Rosborough drives the cleanest Jeep Commando seen in a long time, and he finished third in Class 4, and a keen second in Class 14. John Koran had his 1600 Berrien humming at Crandon, taking third in Class 2-1600, ser;ond in Class ·1-1600, and ending the day with victory in the Limited Championship race. This is the system run by. most off road race winners Bronco, and up front Flanagan led Dorr for three laps before making a pit stop. Geoff Dorr then assumed the overall lead, and he was in command for several laps. Moving up fast with a strong challenge was John Heidtmann, Bronco, and midway he took over the lead from Dorr. Herb Rosborough had his Commando TRl•MIL BOBCAT• CtfROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234•9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Despite rolling in the 1-1600 dash, Todd Attig came back to finish a close fourth in the hot action in the Limited Championship race. The ground shook at the start of the Heavy Metal Championship as Jack Flannery, right, grabbe<:i the lead over Geoff Dorr, but Flannery went out and Dorr won. overall. Flying out of the woods, Greg Gerlach kept right on flying to a keen second overall in the General Tire Heavy Metal Championship race. . Qriving a i=or(:f, wf/at'.~lsel D~ve,Hock,ers.nqi(ep,dp'r"n t~ird in:both;B" .. L: points race and the Heavy Metal Championship dash for cash. Page 14 October 1986 in third, followed by Mark Seidler and Gerald Foster. Dorr took the lead back on the next lap, when Heidtman_n spun out, and the rest stayed in formation. Dorr led Heidtmann on the next round, then the Bronco disappeared from the scene. Meanwhile Mark Seidler had passed Rosborough and was now ·second, and Foster moved up to fourth. Dorr led to his' second victory of. the meet, and on the last lap Herb Rosborough • repassed Gerald Foster, and they were second and third respective-ly. Mark Seidler, whose Bronco died on the last lap, was fourth and Oreg Rice was fifth. 1 . The Class 6 field came zooming off the start with the expected favorite, Fay Statezny, leading in a Chevrolet. In a couple of laps Jon Kaempf was up to second spot, with Gary Bradley trailing him. Midway, Fay had a firm lead, and John -Znidorka was now; Sf.Ssmd as Kaempf faded. When tnis race wound down, Fay Stat~zny had no trouble wir-ming Class 6. John Znidorka was second and Gary Bradley thir.d, all covering 12 laps. Fourth and fifth, with 1 l laps done, were Gary Thomas and Allen Fannin. On Sunday afternoon the Brush Run 101 features its .World's Championship Ra<:es. The first -round was the Limited Championship, with 31 entries, including Classes 1-1600, 2-1600 and 5-1600. Only one Baja Bug came out to play, and Phil Freimuth got in· 11 of the 12 laps. From the flag Scott Taylor took off fast in the lead. Just behind him was a five car pile up into the famous bank that had earlier on· the spectator side of the first turn. No sooner did they get untangled tnan a group of three more cars zapped into the bank. Kevin Probst went by:to· the pits with a deranged right front wheel, and most of the pirs in these incidents were victims of the overly watered track on a downhill fast turn. It sorted out on the second lap with Taylor leading John Koran. Next came John Kacmarek, followed by Lee W uesthoff, Mi~e Poppie and Todd Attig. By lap 7 Mike Poppie had climbed into third 'behind Scott Taylor and. John Koran, and Taylor's engine sounded sour; and he was soon out of the hunt: John Koran, with Mike Poppie on his bumper, took over the lead, Lee W uesthoff was close in third followed tightly by _Kacmarek; £\J:P.ig,artd Chuck Williams. The infighting was fairl.y fierce in,rhis 25 minute race, but John Koran Dustynmes

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Driving a Curt LeDuc buift Ford Class 14 rig, Jack Heidtman kept it together · well to finish a-g~eat fourth in the Heavy Meta_/ basti. k~pt a few inches ahead of Mike Poppie all the way to the checkered flag. Lee Wuesthoff • was right on Poppie's tail, and Jodd Attig was fourth. Chuck Williams passed John Kacmarek for fifth one lap from the finish, and Greg'Smith was next. In all, 19 were running at the. flag. The Heavy Metal General Tire Championship included Classes 3, 4, 8, l3 and 14, and this run was 20 minutes for the 27 starters. Joey Flannery Jed from the green flag, only to run into a tree. Jack Flannery then grabbed the lead with Geoff Dorr· in his dust. Jack Flannery led for six laps, then had fuel feed problems and pitted. Geoff Dorr took over • up front, and soon Greg Gerlach moved into second . ahead .·. of George Konitzer, who was busy . fending off Dave Hackers. Herb Rosborough pitted with a flat tire early on, and LeDuc was back and running in the Class 3 Bronco'. '5'. Meanwhile · the crowd got more excitement in the same spectator area that held the other actions. John Chaney, · Ford · pickup, was trying to pass a Class 13 sedan, and the sedan slowed, the Ford hit it and knocked it into the banking, where it stayed. Chaney went · on wJth a redesigned frQnt end. Th_e .field · spread out and Geoff Dorr took · his third overall victo_ry of the weekend in the Class 4 Jeep. Not . far back was Greg Gerlach in his tidy Jeep Honcho, and on the same lap were Dave Hockers and John Heidtmann. Up among the leaders in the early going, George . Konitzer had his Class 13 in fifth, a lap down. · Matt Foltz got his ·class 3 Bronco home sixth. Also doing nine la:ps were Sam Konitzer and Curt LeDuc. The. Unlimhed World's Championship included Classes 1, 2, 9 and · 10, but after a weekend of racing only. a dozen cars were able to make the grid. Rod Attig blew a clutch.right off the line, Scott Schwalbe flew into the, early lead, · followed by Art · Schmitt, Tom Arthur, Jeff Probst, Dave Vandermissen, Sr.; and Mike Parker, and the pack was running tight. By the second lap Schwalbe's engine was smoking; but he · still led over Schmitt. Jeff ~obst was pressing Tom Arthur and passed into third on the next lap, with Mike Parker right on his bumper. Arthur was now fifth, followed by . Mike ~oppie and Tom Schwartzburg. · · ,. ·,· After three . full rounds Schwalbe· was in . the· pits with, a rock through a push rod tube,· DustyTimes . putting an end to his race. Art Schmitt, who comes all the way from Pittsburgh; PA to · race, maintained his lead, but both . Probst and Parker were closing the gap fast. Midway the three were in tight formation with Parker right on Probst's bumper and Schmitt not that far ahead.·· This race had been shortened to · twenty minutes, and starting the At the action point after the\ first curve in the He~vy Metal bash; John Chaney knocked Blain Konitzer's Class 13into the fence_. Chaney went on fonl a few mo_ re laps before retiring his Fbrd. . .· . . white flap lap Jeff Probst was side by side with Schmitt. But Art ·-;ta;ik~e0_thh. e;-~n~·a;;r-;:;ro~w~v~i;ct;:ot1r::y-. ~MA_ 1iL'k:-:;e~~--------ia--------------~ hung tough in the lead. With just Parker helq on in tliird, also two turns to go to. the checkered blocked by traffic he was lapping. flag, Schmitt and Probst came up Schmitt actu~lly spun out at the on traffic to be lapped. Schmitt finish line, but stayed in second.· got blocked and Probst got by to Mike ~ ' Scott Schwalbe flew into the 'lead in the U nlimite'd Championship run, but a·s in Class 1, engine problems put him down and out of the race. · , . October 198'. DESERT LOCK OUTER . )0.000 HOLE FOR EASY ACCESS T9 LUG BOLTS . 3.000 WIDE OUTER FOR SUPER STRENGT 8 • 1.125 HOLES TO REDUCE DIRT BUILD-UP._L...::__,r'\ ~tandard Lock Outer hre_ad re Located ff Inner Ring Red Anodize Constructed of all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light.weight arid optimum. strength ·•At.last,a quality bead lock designed for Off-Road racing . * All parts available separately *In stock -Ready for shipment For Todays' Sophisticated 15" 13" 8"-10" UNLIMITED MIDGET SPO~T TRUCK MINI STOCK . MODIFIED MIDGET QUAD RACER BAJA BUG MODIFIED MIDGET ATV I WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE TOUGHEST, . MOST DURABLE BEAD LOCK FOR YOU ! SIMPLE TO ORDER Prices are Per. Bead Lock-i'nstalled on your: wheel, · fully machined and trued · 8" ........ $69.95 1 O" ........ $84.95 13"/15" ...... $125.00 _15"Desert Lock ..... $132.50 CALL OR WRITE TO: [}{] [ID 00 -[JJ D CDJ 00 3447 W. University · Fresno, CA 93722 . (2Q~)275-5183 Same Day Service · Shipped U. P.S ... Calif. Res.Add 6% Sales Tax-~ Page 15. . I

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I l . f I . -~ . taxis, and almost anything that · could be reclaimed from a junk yard was in the race. We are not. sure · who won what, but . one ·. · thing is sure -'-all of the GOB crews had a: very good time.. · While the skip lqaders . and other· heavy eqµipment scooped the wrecked sedans · off the course, the drivers and·· crews repaired to the famous Barn: It is a real· barn, left over. from the farming d:ays, refurbished as the snack bar, indoor race viewing The top three5-1600s ranih_a tight tr~in most of the way, and Jim Pfefferwas:in Dennis Freimuth ran close with the leaders in the Class 11 contest, and at the the midst of it, but ended up third in cla~s. . · . flag Tie took a _well earned third in class . . · site, social .center and general party spot fo_r the Brush Run. participants; In a·couple ofhours the awards presentation began with enormous· trophies for the top finishers, :six footers for the _:__:.__--',-----~-------'---------''--'--------,-----------~ Poppie . was a dose fifth behind Tom , Arthur in an exciting finish .. The Ladies were split into two_ classes; buggy and heavy metal. Th:e dozen buggies got the head .star.t by a minute over the seven brave ladies' teams. in the big water pumpers. Jackie Howard · got ti}e hole shot in a 2-1600, · followed off the line by Ruth Schwartzburg, Ronda ·Smith, DUSTY TIMES correspondent Deb Freimuth and the pack. After two laps the same three still led, but were now under a single blanket. Just to the rear Chris Dooley had moved into fourth _ 12lace. On the third lap of the nine lap race, Ruth ·schwartzburg passed into the lead with Howard and Smith close, followed by J?ooley and Freimuth. . Don Ponder came from last to fourth in the Class 1 race, and also came in a fine fourth in Class 9, a much busier and heavier entry race. followed by Rhonda Smith, all There ·was a pause in actjvity covering nine laps. while the Gerieral Tire tire rolling· · Bert Decker ran a strong second in the .early laps in Class 1, but a sour sounding engine put him out of action befor,_e the finish. line. '· Midway Rhonda Smith took over top spot, but Schwartzburg stayed close. Howard was third, Dooley . fourth and Freimuth fifth. On the next lap Smith apparently lost a cylinder and dropped to fourth. Schwartzburg took back the lead, and Ruth, lapping all the heavy metal en route, won the race. On the last lap Howard; who was second, and Dooley were side by side. Dooley made the pass and Howard lost the lap and dropped to fifth. Chris Dooley . was second, Deb Freimuth was third, There was lots of action among contest tqok place off_ the start the ladies in water pumpers. Beth line with .. a hea'{ier than expected Heidtmann led off the line 1n the entry. · The course was scraped huge Class 13, tallowed by Linda and watered. for the "Good Old Bradley, Lori -Konitzer and the Boys" events. With:over 160 pack. The first three held cars, all "A merican stock" on position thr~ugh three laps, and stock tires; the works, the GOBS Bradley moved up to have.a real are fun time racers running for dice with Konitzer, both in Class trophies . . They were split into 13 rigs. A few were going very two 80 car heats. It was quite a . slowly, and the real race was up . sight to see 80 odd aged sedans front. The top three closed ranks slipping· and sliding around the and were nose to tail, none able course in each heat, los'ing tires to pass. Beth Heidtmann got the and radiator's, and the .drivers · win, Lori Konitzer was second usually just left the :cars where .· Ruth _Schwartzburg had to fight for her title al/the way, but she won the ladies. followed by Linda Bradley. . they stopped. Among the welter race overall and the buggy class honors in fine style. . Doing six laps for · fourth was of ten to .twenty year old sedans Kathy Grabowski. we spotted an ambulance, some Scrambler Long Back Chassis Removable ~ear Cage lnclud~ ALL.TUBING IS .095 WALL THICKNESS (HRP&O) Dealer Inquiries Invited (3 t4) 947 -1723 Scrambler ECONO.·KITS $_12s.o·o -BURKS Off-Road Racing · 341 North Drive (31 ·4) ~ St. Char!~i~,-:-,Mis:~ouri 6330f . . .··. -... Page 16 ··. · Ask lot Oerrel October 1986 Beth Heidtman drove this huge Class 13 very well, and she took the top honors· - in the Ladies Heavy Metal Division in a very close dice. , . ' · ,. Ch;is Dooley"ran fourth' until midway-iA the L·adfes race, moved up to third and. made_'the pass ' second on the very last lap. Dusty nmes_ ·

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championshJp _ winners, and checks that stretched well down into the ranks in each class. More than a i:ace, the Brush Run 101 is a genuine happening on Labor · Day weekend. The entire community pitches in to help as course workers, genera_l gofurs, building and .mainten-__ ance crews, and .the ladies cook and serve the best snack bar food ever seen at an off road race. Both Ison Equipment and Flannery · Trucking donate all the heavy equipment to keep the course in shape and clear. Our personal thanks go to the Young America Yamaha dealer who provided quads for the press folks, saving us · miles of endless walking · Losing a Wheel is not unusual for a buggy, but this 2-1600 at Crandon got the local version of a tow to the .pits, being picked up by the · , , . . . . . . heavy equipment 0~1 cour,se and depositJd in th~ pit area. . .. · Deb Freimuth maintained a s'trong he; 2-1600 car, .moved up steadily and took third in the Ladies buggy class at the finish.- . · . The final event at the Brush Run 101 is the Good Old Boys, and this is a small sample of the vaiietyof cars competing in the.American Stock stocker fun run. Class 13 has ie~ rules. It must be2WD, bas~dona caroriruckchassis and the· body is open, obviously, . as this is definitely' a one off design. . ' DustyTimes . • • . I . . • • , . . . . • . . . · around · the track · and the pit 2000 ii:i 1Crandon, and the small -fei:ice was torn out in the roll areas. . · .· · · - . size of the neighboring towns, the overs, not one spectator tried to Brush Run competitors come · spectato'r count · Labor Day get onto the race course. This fr<;>m all over, the t!ast co?st, the ·· wee~e~d was. over 33,000 paid• year was the biggest ever Brush · m1dwest, as far as adm1ss10ns. They · come from Run 101, and the boys in Missouri, and of course from everywhere to watch the races Crandon are already planning for Wisconsin and nearby Minne~ and party. But, it .is a well next summer and the June and· sota. Despite a populatio11-1nder inannere9 crowd. When · the . September happenings. ' I I .· . • . I . • ·i lj'•4M~¾~I . Official Vehicle of the ·\986 HORA Series ' - . , Bud Feldkamp/ Don Brown present the {_ HIGH -LIFE. Df F·RDAD CIIALLEIIIE · . "The Finest in Short Course Racing" OCT. •19, .. 1986 CLASSES FOR 1 DUNE BUGGIES; ATVs & ODYSSEY I I I. ENTRY FEES: (Insurance Included) Dune Buggies, -$200.:00 · ATVs - $50.00 Odyssey - $100.00 . I . . . SAN BERNARDINO ··100% _CASH PAYBACK! .. ; i· Registration & Tech Inspection, Sat., October 18th -FREE OVERNIGHT CAMPING-FoF in'formation contact Brian Church . ' ' 71 A/ 381-4454 or 880,;, 1 733 P.O. BOX 2937 • SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. 92406 I , . • October 1986 Page 17

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--:--....--....---. --, . . . , . /. I I I ·Two -Seaters ·T.rou:nce the· Field -for the First;Time at· the HDIIA. · Frontier 500 By Jean Calvi1i Photos: .Trackside Ph~to Enterprises of the big tractor trailers from the so~e. Midway M~Millin had the . -tire crn;_npanies, tQ the smallest . lead hv half a'minute over Snook, conting'ency donor, DUSTY -Koch . was another h:ilf minute TIMES·, ·sweltered in the · WO back, and a few minutes down · plus heat all .day; but it aoulcl .. MacCachren and Ron Braptwere have been-worse. Ii: had been ten dicing tightly, but 'neither •did · degrees hotte·r -the prior another lap. Larry Noel was weekend. _. The rit~I was all . stuck in a: ravine with a broken wrapped up at twilight,.and folks front end; and took an extratwo di.spersed, facing a.7:00 a.m. race hours on the lap. Ivan Stewart , start sbme · 15 miles south at lost his ti-ans on the first lap, got a . Sloan. .. . new one, only--then to fmd the · The 'wind ·carhe up .race day,, clutch was bad, so the operation blowing righ{ down course for . and his first lap took six and a the. ·start. Louie• Unser gave the half hours. Also· out on lap 3 green flagto Class l driver.Fr:ank were· Bob Renz/Dick Clark, and _'Snook,' flagging -fro'm his Chet and Llqyd Huffman . .. · wµeelchair to help_ promote the With one round to go in the . • '!_ aimual "Drive o.ut .Dy&trophy" · increasingly rough country, Eric campaign. Nevada Governor and Arras, riow in the.Snook Raceco, race Grand Marshal Richard had a four minute .lead on Koch, Bryan then took ,over.the starter who had lost a'n oil cooler and a · d~t'ies, finishing out the . class, CV: Mc Millin lost an oil 'line on· · ,then passing the honor t9 Jill the Porsche engine, l::,ut held · Cole, · Miss Frontier 500. The third; and Japies Barbeau moved dusf cloud grew · as the cars · his ·J;laceco · into fourth·. Now, -_started Olile every 15 seconds.: both Noel and Stewart were back · Folks on the freeway, not heavy . and running ~trong. . · fraffic early on. Saturday· ArraslostaCVonthelastfap,' Qlqrnirrg, must have ·wondered if but so did Koch,--who also had the. Army was oninane_uvers. In other trouble. Next Arras lost . less than a:n hour th~·car.s.wer:e ;ill .the power steering, and, the hopes . on· thefr way,, the .dus_t settled, for an overall victory were long . , and crews kept' their.ears t9 the . gone. At · the finish· the ,race r.adios, ' tracking their team · McDonald's· Raceco of Frank atound ·· · the, unu's\lally lcmg Snook and .Erk Arras was·across course.. . . , . the line first in Class l and fourth Charging hard all the way Frank Arciero, Jt. and teenager Rob.Gordon drove a nearly perfect race in the Chenowth, taking a resounding overall victory and Class 2 honors by an incredible 27 minute margin. · There were 19 starte;s in Class overa,lr at· ro: 19 .36 . . Less than 1, and,in2 hours, 9 minutes Tom -nine minutes back ~fa~k Koch had his Raceco around for McMillin ran solo, survivirig'°hi~ . fast time of the day, first on the problems for second in class in r·oad as well, but Koch was to. the Chenowth. More than ,an coine to grief later. Snook was hour later Tom Koch arrived: : close with a 2:10 atld second on · third ;in · class, folio-Wed in 30 the · road,-~ followed by Rob , minutes by James Barb~au, Larry MacCachren, Chenowth! at N<?eJfin/shedanotherhourback, ·, 2:12.. _-~ext to show was Mar:k- and both, Jerry .. F1nney/Daii McM11lm, at 2; 17,. and Larry Foddrill, Chaparral, and. ·Ivan Noelat2:19.RayBat7s~asinat ·stewart, Toyota, finished - in 2:19 also, and Nick N1diolson a~ . aro·und 15 hours. Eater',) Tom 2:20, but neither ~ade another · Koch was docked "i'fiill iip' fo;~ lap. I~. fact only eight Class ~s. missing Che_ck 5 ori _tht; first lap, made 1t half way, and only six and hit with another 15 minute were off~cial fini~hers. . _ - . . penalty for -failing.· to ~low at; a The fifth running of the morning many well known inspection was set up on the side H_DRA frontier 500 offered yet names were at even odds, qut street and front parking lotatthe ano~her new course_to the hardy there were _still some good bets Frontier Hotel on Friday, causing desert racers. Each year this race left in the Sports_Book. a lot of interest from passers-by has held some hew roads and Despite the lack,-of the on Las Vegas . Blvd. HDRA's some old routes, but never the motorcycle classes, due i:o the sponsor Nissan had their big tent same finish -line. The firsi: run multiple lap format this year, the · show out front, and Chevrolet . went all the way from Sloan to entry turned out. in· good also _brought a big tent show, Weeks, Nevada, the next round numbers, topping 200 cars at the adding a festive air. Of course all from Sloan to Virginia City, and close of registration. Of that the faithful supporters of the the third and final trek all the way number 193 took the green flag. series were on hand too. north ended in Dayton, Nevada. The contingency ·and tech· Everyone, from the inhabit;mts Last year the route· took the northern loop, but returned to Beatty for the finish . This .year , the HORA abandoned the concept of a point to point race in Nevada, substituting a strenuous 111 mile course, which had to be covered four times, but came back to where it started at Sloan each l~p. The route was tough, tougher. N'?w mto slower t9ff1c and_ checkpoint. So, all . the finisher:s . heavier dust, -the pace slowed behind him moved up·a notch. · than the results show·, with liberal doses of the· famous ,southern Nevada silt, and even more rocks than the Mint 400 cburse .in the same.area. Flat tires were epidemic, regardless . of. brand. The majority of the miles . were west of 1-15, with a portion of the recent Mint 400 route east of the highway _bringing the Plowing silt all the way Frank Snook and Eric Arras survived their woes to win It_ was ·fa_mily day in the desert as Bob ·Gorgon and. Tim Crabtree followed Class 1 in the Raceco-and finish the ailing in fourth overall. •' youf]fl Gordon home, taking second, in_ Class 2·.and overall in-a matching Chenowth. . racers back to the start/finish line at Sloan. · ,, At l'-{evada ra~es, there usually are side bets on fast time, who will win overall, and so forth. This year a new idea proved more popular in Las Vegas · than the Frontier Hotel had anticipated. They set up a Sports Book in the hotel on four selectedclasses in the race, 1, 2, 1-2-1600 and 8. The handicappers set to work with some input from the HORA folks, and by Friday the odds \,\'.ere drbpping,. on many favorites, as the crews came to· ;-own and took to the betting like Mark McMillin had the_ lead midway in ·the Porsche powered . henowth,..·but :~.€~\':'tf~i-~arn.l:3_lers:' ~By'; t~c:"e , late-trot1bles dropped him down to second in Class -~ ,at {0~ Jinis/.1_;lir1~/ · : " October 1986 -

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' Second off the line, Class 2. held 24 hard chargers, and these guys had a tough race every inch of the distance. Contenders out early on the first lap were Corky and Scott McMillin with their first trans failure, and Terry and Tim Bell. Out front in the heavy dust, and 11th to come around; . was Frank -Arciero, Jr. in. a .Bob ' Gordon Chenowth. Kenny Cox,· in the Collins Chenowth was next on the road and on time, -followed by the Chenowth of Ed and Tim Herbst and Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree, then Roger Roderick/ Dermis · Mc: Ready, Raceco, .and Cam Thieriot/Greg Lewin, who made Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin had no trouble getting through the softrstuff in · a pit stop. The_wholebunch were the Funco-ORE, .and they to,ok third overall and third in Cl.ass 2. under a ten minute blanket. bl · · b between:Snook's Class 1 and the course trou es were minor, lit Young Rob Gordon took over leading. Class 2, with Frank· cost time. Over 30 minutes later, · the leading Chenowth and stayed Arciero doing the anchor man Tom and Donny Martin; another out front on lap 2. Cox held job'. As mentioned, the Class 1 father .. and son team, finished second, Bob Gordon was now had a troubled last lap, and the fourth in Class 2, · followed by ··· third, Theiriot fourth, and Jim first car seen whipping out of the Danny Letner/TomMartin; who and Mark _Temple had come desert across the finish line was had less than a minute on Bob from seventh to fifth. Several theC::lass2Chenowth,arri~ingat Richey/Tom Baker. Aftc~ others were ju~t scant minutes 4:40 p.m. in good daylight. The another-long,gap David. Kreisler behind. The third lap on the team reP?rted a_ ne~r flawless. .and Curley Nobles an 1v~d, tough cou_rse took a ~eavy toll. race, Arciero saymg it couldn't followed by father and son, Jim The Herbst entry was already have worked any better. Rob· and Mark Temple, who had a five gone,. and ' now the U )x/Job/ Gordon said he had two flats hour last lap: Falling out on the · Collins charger vanished, 'along· midway 'in the rac~.and no other final round was Jerry Penhall's with Matt McBride. Losing two trouble. Arciero and 17 year old new beauty, and also among the hours 9n 'the •first lap ' _to Rob Gordon not only won Class DNFs were Roger Roderick and distributor and other problems, 2; but they took a resounding the Candy · Cane Raceco of Running close all day, -Tom ·and Danny Martin survived the rugged route ,and br!Jught th~ir Raceco through the desert in fourth in Class 2. · tht( brand new and handsome overall victory as well. It was Walter Prince. Raceco of Jerry:. Penhall/ Kent _ almost 27 minutes later when the It was a-low entry for Class 10, · Despite spending a couple of hoµrs in a deep ditch; Larry Noel went on racing Pfeiffer was now running strong; Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree but most of the 15 starters had in_ the Chaparral, and his rew~rd was fourth in Class 1. After three laps Rob Gordon Chenowth, a ne\lrly identical car good odds for winning. The class seyen seconds back, and Greg Hagles had a long pit stop and held the · lead by about 20 to the winner, arrived, surprised ran in <;:lose quarters most /of the and Berl Hibbs followed in dropped to fourth, · Ron minutes · over his father and : 0 fi9d,.they:were second in class . way. The Racecc::> of Rief' and another Q 1 seconds. Back 38 Ellenburg had . a skinny l8 · Crabtree, who were bare seconds . and -overall. Crabtree said their.. John Hagle had a slim ·lead on the seconds . were Bob -Richardson/ second lead over Tetrick ;and i ~ ahead of Thieriot/ The only . ~~ouble was a flat in the first lap, just 24 seconds· o~er the Don Hatz, less than ·a second Ronn, and Bob Richardson was T~~pth:?. .. -,\\;er~ . no~ - only five middle of nowhere, which cost ORE of Steve. Tetrick and Fred ahead of _Ron ahdJ9hn Ellenburg · up to third, about nine minutes m~!\ttt~1513ck, Jn fourth. Jorn some, time. What a triumph it Ronn, and they both pitted at the in their new Race'co. This was back. Jack Irvine was·out of the· Marti,6 ."~J.\ld, '-.,i§ .. ~ n . was for the Gordon team, one of CORE main pit. The 'Raceco of incredibly dose over) 11 miles race, and Roger Mort@nson/ moved into sixth, tallowed by over ·a dozen father and son Jack IrVine and Kfr Trenholm of rugged desert. 'Among the Russ Welch were 'in' fifth .. Danny Letner and another Tom combos· racing at the· Frontier was a mere 53 seconds further missing were Gary Weyrich and Things tightened up on the Martin, who were on the 500. down, also pitting. Rex Keeling Brad Person. . · . . . third lap. Rick and John Hagle comeback trail from a long first Only• another four minutes . and Jack Scott were only another Mirlwa;v the scene shifted. The were(@? · · lap, just a· minute ahead of Bob' back Greg Lewin drove the final ..... ~~_,..,.. ... ~ .. _..,__._......,.,._ ___ +-; ... ~ .. _..._ .. ~ ............ ...,. ..... ~ .... .,.=.. .. .,.+-.,. Richey and Tom Baker. · two laps in_ the Cam Thieriot 1 • 1 The ·spectators gathered at the Funco ORE, and they were third 1· -NE· ·VADA =fi=n=is=h=lin=e=-·=e=x:tp=e=c=ti=n=g=a=·=sh=o_o_t=o=u_t= _in=•=C_l=a=ss:-,-a:::,n ____ d---c:=o __ v----::er....,a.,..11_ . ..,..Th=-.=e1=·r----,,.on ' n · ... ' I . ' \ . . ' Las o· F'F R'. 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Climbing over a sampling of the famous Nevada silt·rocks, Rex Keeling and Jack Scott took their Raceco to a fine .third in Class .10. , -• only eiglltminui:es ahead of Bob Scott/ Mike Voyles. Ramsay/ Mills dropped half an hour and Butow/ York were . third,• less than six minutes ahead of the McCool Mirage. Never worse than seventh, Dominic Borra/ · John Basso were now fifth,-but lost the trans on the last lap. Also missing was the McCool Mirage with valve spring tr9ubles. , Bqb Scott and·:Mike V0yles had a trouble free race, imd they won the 1-2-1600 honors handily-with a fast lap in" the · dark. It was thefirst ever win.for Bob Scott, and this was a happy · team at the finish line. Willy and Bob Scott and Mike Voyles had a trouble free race in the 1-1600, and they Jerry 'Higman dropped over 20 hauled freight to win the close running class'. the first win ever for Bob Scott. minutes to _woes on the lastJ ap, but they ·sah,:aged ~a narrow · second spot, beating out Bobby _, Neth and Richard Spangler· by or:1ly 39 seconds. After a. 40 minute lapse, Dennis Fry and Morley Williams claimed fourth, Jack Ramsay recovered to take fifth, less than two-minutes later, ' and Jack is now the overall points · leader .in the desert series. Bu tow a1:1d Yorkwere cldse, just over.a · min.ute back in sixth, and the· remaining ten· finishers·_were strung out over three hours. · Wil/i_e and Jerry Higman led the first three laps in Class 1-2-1600, but troubles on the last lap dropped t_heir Chenowth to second spot. Bobby Neth and Richard Spangler ran hard in the Chenowth Magnum, and . Class 5 had only seven start-ers, but all were competitive. The first Bug around was driven by Mel Vaughan and Dan Reynolds; but right in their_ dust· came Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, leading on time by just· W back in the lead with over four minutes in hand ovt;r Craig Watkins/Greg Aronson. Keel-ing and S1.:ott were up to third, about 23 more minutes behind. Richardson/ Hatz nearly- lost an hour, but held fourth, but did not finish. The Hibbs were . parked, and Fre?. Ronn was out on the dry lake with a blown engine. Ellenbu~g had , a- four hour-lap and was not seen again. The last lap was a real cliff hanger, as Hagle and · Watkins had a visual race most of the distance. The pairof Racecos had started just 15 seconds apart. It they were thir~ in Class 1-2-1600, only about 39 seconds_ behind. · was just'before 6:00 p.m. when really got shuffled. Rex Keeling not one, but two Class 10 cars and Jack Scott emerged third ir:1 roared across ·the finish line,. class, half an hour later., and in almost touchingbumpers. But, it another -20 minutes, Jim was the Rick and John Hagle Greenway got his Raceco ho1t1e Raceco in front, and with the fourtq .. The Mortenso.n/ Welch higher number, they won Class Fu_nco came back from a long 10 by just 19 seconds and placed · third lap to ~ake fiftli., (c;,llowed sixth · 6veratll, reporting no· by the ORE of Rod '1:verett . . troubles except a ·gas stop every . Pushing the 18 hour time lap. Craig Watkins ruefully said allowance at 17:12,-LeRoy Van he took a wrong turn in the dust Kirk and Rick Rowland · were late on the last lap, got back seventh, the firial · Class 10 behind Hagle, but could not finisher. · make a. pass, ~so. he settled . for . The largest class in the race at second in class, seventh overall. 27 starters was 1-2-1600. As Behind the two leaders, things usual this gang ~ad a tight and tough d~y of. ra~ing. Four failed four seconds. Stan Parnell/ Jeff to make a· lap, including Bohla were just minutes back, · defending points champion Rob and only· 35 seconds ahead of Tolleson, whose missing f:ari belt Max Razo/John Johnson; This did in the engine. Turping a was a real horse race! . remarkable 2:40.06, Willy _and Vaughan did not do another Jerry Higman led the first \ap, on lap, and midway Par-n~H hitehhe the road anc:'. on- time in a ,lead with fast lap for the,da:ss at -Chenowi:h Magnum. A minute, 2:44.24. 'Klawitter :was back · 45 seconds back, Jack Ramsay/ · about five minutes, with a flat Rick Mills had the Bunderson tire, and had a couple of minutes two seater in second, and the,y • on John· Johnson. Greg .. Diehl made a pit stop. About seven. retired his ailing Dirtrix Bug, so more minutes -back, Bob Se0tt five were • ·running hard. The and Mark Voyles had their old · Klawitter Bug resumed the lead· single seater in third, followed in on lap 3; Parnell/ Bolna broke a a couple of minutes by AlaQ shifter. rod ·and lost ari hour, Hensley/ Chuck Gunter, whose .• dropping . to fifth. Razo · and Hi Jumper was not seen again. A Johnson-slid into second; about dozen more came along in a very. four m_inutes off pace, and few minutes. · . . George Seeley/ Howard Ander-Midway the Higmaris in- son moved up to within nine creased their lead to over twelve minutes to hold third, while Jim m'inutes. Scott/ Voyles moved Cocores and·Dave Snoddy were into second, ·as Ramsay lost 20 now fourth, but did not finish. minutes and droppe& to third: Despite losing fourth gear on Russ Bµtow and Danny York had . the .last lap-, the tidy Jimco Bug their Mirage up t9 fourth, a driven by Har:.tmut and Wolfram couple minutes ahead of Bobby. Klawitter came home the Class 5 Neth/ Richard Spangler·, · Chen- winner·. It was a thrill for the owth: The Dick McCool/Greg • brothers, who have led nearly Heinrich Mirage tandem moved every race for a year, only to hav~ · up to sixth: · _ · sometqing break and :put diem Willy and Jerry Higman held, down· to a string of secoµds and their lead after three rounds, now thirds. Max _ Razo arrived about . Denris Fry and Morley Williams 'sail past the'cactus in Southern Nevada as they drove the two seat Raceco to fourth in Class 1-2-1600. ·· Dustvnmes

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13 minutes in arr,ears, solid in · second spot, and Parnell/ Bolha salvaged third, nearly an hour back. Their Bug was reported as · having run a checkpoint on the second lap, but no penalty was. assessed, because of the extreme dust' conditions at the time. The Seeley/ Anderson Bug had trouble with the roll cage, and stopped to have . it welded, dropping to fourth by ten minutes. The dozen Class 8 trucks were 1 . the first water pumpers off the line, and this too started out to be a close race. First around was the Chevy of Steve Kelley, and he prudently pitted every lap. Right on his bumper was John Gable, .about· two minutes back in second in the Ford, and another two minutes down was Wa'iker Evans i~ the Dodge, followed in four minutes by Brian Stewart in Charlotte Corral's Ford. Frank . Vessels was two more minutes Jack Ramsay and. Rick Miils had some troubles with the Bunderson, but they The early le,ader in Class 5, Stan Parnell/Jeff Bo/ha dropped to 'thirci when a_ . took fifth in Class 1-2-1600, and Ramsay took the overall points lead. , broken shifter_~lowed them down midway· in the race. · · . back iri his Chevy, followed in two minutes by Ron Clybome/ Glenn Harris, Ford, who had just 37 seconds over Dave Shoppe, Ford. . . · ·. Kelley had a good eight minute lead tnidway, and Vessels was up to second. Gable had an unscheduled trip down a ravine, rolling close to but not intq the stranded Jeep of Ken Correia, and . he was now fourth. Brian Stewart moved into third, about eight more minutes back and Clyborne/Harris were fifth. Walker Evans lost 15 minutes when an oil cooler flew off, later he had shock trouble; and finally had to change the trans. Shoppe bent the !~beam and spent time in the pits,.and later-had to replace pqwe,ird i~t~~_rJng, bdts and •a · radiatoru h ;n, , ;' The Max Razo and John Johnson'team had a good race in Class 5, but they had Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter have been very close before: but this time they held the Bug together in fine style to take the long sought victory in Class 5. to settle for second place on the rough Frontier 500 route. 1 After three · tough rounds Kelley maintained a strong lead of 20 minutes over Vessels. John, Gable/ Bill . Holmes had climbed into third, Brian Stewart, .with trans . woes, was fourth, Clyborne/ Harris fifth , Shoppe sixth, and Evans seventh. . Not much changed o.n the last lap, except that Kelley increased his winning margin in the Chevy to a good 43 minutes. He had a flat just short of the finish line, broke his jack, but spectators helped ~get fresh rubber on the truck and preserved the victory. Vessels had sorrie flats, but made it home in second·. place. John-Gable brought his tattered Ford home third, about 51 minutes later, and Gable is reported to be switching~ Plowing silt and leading all the way, Steve Kelley had no trou/;>le with the Chevrolet, and he won Class 8 by a remarkable 43 minutes at the flag. '$pqr(inf{P gi;mt 'air box on-;t1e· f f:,8'(_fOle,_t;: 'f t!J,nk Vessr¥ ¢1,f\~ty',we/l-and despite _a few problems he took a gOo'd second iri Class 8 .. 0 · · · •• · • • Dusty-Times RACING BRAKES TOM KOCH ROB TOLLESON . 1st Place 1/2-1600 1986 Baja 500 1985 Score/High Desert 1/2-1600 Champion 1985 Rookie of the Year DARREN WILSON 1st Place.1/2-1600 1986 Mint 400 1st Overall 1986 Parker 400 1st Overall 1986 Snore Yoko Loco Novy _THArr vou·v-~ GOT. IT·TO GO LET HOT SHOE·S MAKE:IJ.WH-OA!· Better Bra~ing When You Need· lt/Lon_ger Wear Life ,. RACE C-ARS • PRE RUNNERS • DUNE ·BUGGIES .· • 3-WHf ELERS • · ?UADS • MOTORCYCLE,S ''Custom Applicatipns" -No pro;bJem, send us your cores and we will -deduct it from your bill. · · · El(erybody Needs Bra~es, Why Not Use The Best HOT·SHOES RACING PRODUCTS 166 West J-5, Lancaster, Califor-nia 93534· (805) 942-2344 . , ' I. .?,.-"" ~ -DEALE_R INQUIRIES INVITED :... ··-,,; ,. ()ctober 1986 Page 21

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r ' . Only two minutes out of the lead on t/;le first lap, the Ford of .John Gable and Bill Holmes spent time in a ditch and finished third in Class 8. · It was a great day for the Vernon Truck Wash Jeep Honcho, as Don Yoston and Bill Donohoe led all four laps by a gf!Odly margin, and took the Class 4 victory. ~--to Chevrolet next year, Class 4. had only five-starters, and joining Steve Kelley on the and Jim Bell got in just one long Miller Team. lap in his Jeep Honcho, while Dave Shoppe got in a quick Don McCormack's Dodge was final lap to finish less than two out on the second . lap. The minutes behind · in :fourth,· _and · surprise of this race was that the Brian Stewart hauled into fifth,-~ 'Jeer Honcho ,of Don Y.oston and more than two hours faster than ' Bil Donohoe l~d the first lap, led his dad, Ivan. Both Ron all four laps, and won the .race, Clyborne, sixth, and Walker the only Class 4 that finished! Evans, seventh, -nursed an ailing Favorite Rod Hall had · an 8½ truck in to get the double hour first lap, as he bought a dust finishing points. bank that held a huge rock that THE ., ' , WR·IGH:T· PLACEk COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! • _The coil springs you are seeing on cars ii') magazines and · at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox; Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or,3 stages, and various · lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adjustments. · Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE: EL CAJON, CA 92021 .. (619) 561-4810 Page 11 · / Dave Shoppe bent the I-beam on his Class 8 Ford, .but he spent time getting it - · straightened, f).nd carried on to finish in fourth place. One of the· older warriors in the race, the modified Jeep of Carl Cook and Glen Emery had its tro_ubles, but they did all four laps for the Class ~4 title. Hansen were third, followed by Dave Hermanson/ Rick Leavitt, Steve Lakin/Todd Fetters, Douglas West/Tom Bowling, and · Dennis Rogers/Steve O'Conner. The rough terrain . was hard on ,these Bugs·, and the standings soon changed. On lap 2 Shaw/Cortez still led, but then vanished into the desert.· Second _here were Matt and Bruce Landfield, bu( they also -disappeared. Greg Tuttle/ David Jackson were up to third, and David Anckner/ Henry Arras moved from tenth to fourth. For the second half Henry Arras handed over to David Anckner, and he moved up· to . the lead, . about ten minutes ahead of Tuttle/Jackson, wh9 failed to · finish. David Todd and-Steffan \'igano took_ over third, and Lakin/ Fetters were now fourth. Anckner did not slow _his pace in the · dark, and brought the McDonald's Bug in a Winner, the second win of the night along with Class 1, for Tom Spiel's McDonald's team. It was a neat . moment,'· especially for dad Henry and son Eric.Arras. Todd and Vigano. had-problems but held on in second place, over an hour behind, and Lakin and Fetters were another ·hour back . in third. About 23 · minutes further down, Owen and Curtis · Duggan scored fourth, and Allan andDarryl Cook held on in-fifth place at the flag. · . tore out the transfer case, tranny, Johnson lost the steering on the An even dozen ... started , out and sundry other essential 1parts last lap and it cost well over an · bravely in Class7S, and one third on the Dodge. Midway, Mike hour, but he did finish all four of them made it through the silt' Wheeler/ David Allen were in laps for second place. Larry all four laps. The first lap leader second, more than two hours Ragland had time for just three was Bill Milen/Ron -Keefe in a behind, but then they too had laps, but was third in Class 7. Ford, running strong, but. ju~t serious problems. A healthy 16 Class 5i:-J600s one minute back came Mike and Meanwhile Rod Hall and Jim took the -green flag, but alas, all . Pat Falkosky, Toyot£:>1P'dJl and Fricker were back in motion, but five would fail to see the Dave Simon ha,d their-Ranger a with the leader on his third lap. · checkered flag. The first.lap was a couple more minutes back. Next Hall carried on, and got in three da·ndy as Norm Shaw,,«Manny· came Scott Douglas/John laps for · second place . before . Cortez led Mike Lesle/Cameron · Swanguen and Willie Valdez in a , running out of time. Mike Steele by a scanty 15 seconds. All close to complete Ford sweep on· Wheeler .and David Allen were . within half an hour of · the lap 1. John R;indall broke a front, third, also running out of time to · leaders, Robert Knight/J.,eRoy axle _in two places and retired ;his · . cover the fourth round. ----------'---~----'------~-'---~ A pair in Class 14, and the Ford of Steve Mize! and Mike · Parker led the first lap by 36 · minutes, but wa_s not seen again .• Carl Cook and Glen Emery had· the old, rear-engined rig going . well, and they covered four laps to take the victory in 17:49.55. · The seven in Class 7 looked strong on the starting line, but three were out on the first lap. After one round Roger Mear~ had his Nissan in the lead, .but Manny Esqlferra, Ford, -was only 21 seconds bad~. Also in a Nissan,' Jack Johnson was a close third, 1 ½ more minutes back, and Larry Ragland was already having troubles with the Chevrolet. Mears lost the engine on the second lap, and Ragland _took over 'seven l-iours to get around. · Midway Manny and Tudy Joe · Esquerra led Jack Johnson/Jol_m Deetz by more than half an hour as Jack ~ad a number of flat tires, Esquerra too had his woes,· a broken shifter somewhere on lap 3, and heading into' the final round Johnso_n led by · six minutes and the race was on! But, the first Class 7 at the finish was the Ranger driven by Manny Esquerra, who had dropped· a valve, . but got the job done. Missing most of the body, as usual, the Clas_s 14 Ford of Steve· Mizal and.Mika Parl<er led the first lap, but 'died on the next, in second spot. Manny· is the only fiv~: time \' Manny and T.udy Joe f_sque~~~ tJadi~0JiQ~,t_J;9;4q/e§ .Qn coµ,-/;)ut th~t ~!-ffl1i5g_k_t,; · winner of the Frontier 500 · at'ld ~ an · overwhelming viqtory in Class 7; ,their F,ord "Ranger is undefeate.d {his · .· undefeated this year. -Jack season! October1986 DustyTimes

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Taking handily to mini trucks, Larry Ragland went fast in the Chevy, but myriad problems dr_opped him down a lap and to third David Todd and Steffan Vig a no moved into third on lap 3, and got up to second in Class 5-1600 when they crossed the finish line. Bounding over the rocks Steve Lakin and Todd Fetters ran near the front all day, and they finished a convincing third in Class 5-1600 . . in Class.7. Owen and Curtis Duggan drove steadily and quickly across the Spence Low was one of many who had1a rash of flat tires, all in desert to end up taking fourth in the hotly contested Class 5-bad spots, but he got the Nissan homel for second in Class 7S. Pat Smith and Billy Ken were well back on time in their Funco SS. 1, but theye_nded up taking second in t_he tough Challenge Class. 1~Q . ----------------------------Jeep, and others were having a lot Richard Sieman disappeared early. Dave Ashley/ Wally Kaiser zipped into the first lap lead 1n their Ford Ranger, holding about five minutes on points leader Jerry McDonald, Chevrolet. Jim Conner and Carl Jackson, now there is a ·name from the past, were third, another nine minutes back and well ahead of the field. Midway McDonald took. over the lead by five minutes, Ashley held second, and Conner/ Jack-son were third, now about 23 minutes in arrears. Still running, in fourth and fifth, were Stan Houghton, Toyota, and Michael Horner, Chevrolet. of flats, including Spence Low in . the Nissan. Midway the field shrank. Douglas had the lead by a minute over Mike Falkosky, Milen was only 12 seconds back in third, and Low was up to fourth with Valdez two minutes behind him. Dauila\ . ~!':\,.his lead t~rough the third lap,- with Falkosky eight minutes astern, followed in ten minutes by Low. Simon had trouble on the second round, but was back up to fourth now, and Valdez held_ fifth. Milen dropped · off the pace and did not finish the last lap. Chuck Johnson also gave up the struggle with a slipping trans after three rounds. Douglas also failed to finish the race. First to roll across the finish line was the Ranger of Paul and Dave Simon, _the young men , thrilled with their first desert victory. With Douglas out, Spencer Low got his Nissan in for second, despite getting stuck in the silt for a time on the last lap . . With a broken torsion bar on the last lap, Mike and Pat Falk6sky still made it around for third place, about 22 minutes ahead of Willie Valdez, who. had distributor problems all day long. Eight started out in Class 7 4x4, but both Mike Randall and Heading into the last lap McDonald had a fight on his hands as Ashley was only eight minutes back and 45 minutes ahead of Conner. The other two dropped more time and neither finished the final circuit. The race belonged to Jerry McDonald in the Joe MacPherson, factory supported Chevy. He swept into the victory by a convincing margin of 34 minutes. Dave Ashley soldiered on through last lap trouble for a clean second place, and Conner / Jackson also had last lap woes. But Carl Jackson carried on to the finish line, saying that he had forgotten how rough the desert was, but also~-Jaci/Joh'nson went well in the Class ?'Nissan, leading going into the last tap, but steering breakage dropped him to. second at the finish. Dustyflmes . . . A Perfoi-mance.Tradli• More off-road races are won on Bilstein than any oth~r shock absorber. Our record speaks for itself! Winning Heritage Bilstein gas pressure, shocks first . appeared in America posting a win at the famed Baja 1000 in 1972. Since that impressive performance, Bilsteins have been the choice of ~~rious off-roadlers who not only want tp start the race -but finish it as well. Many Applications Today, Bilstein offers a variety of off-road shock applications for racing or · just running on the street. From ·single seaters and Baja Bugs to big and small two-wheel and 4WD trucks, .Bilstein delivers performance second to none. Reliable Performance Whether you're just entering off-road or have been there for years, check out · Bilstein - first where reliability counts. "World leader in development of the Gas Pressure Shock Absorber." Bilstein Corporation of America 1l760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 6191453°7723 For additional technical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. October 1986 Page ~3 . i ..

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• f C I David Anckner and Henry Arras took ov,er the Class 5-1600 lead on the second half, and they held it to the victory, completing a perfect score for the McDonald's. team. Up front all day in Class 7S, Paul and Dave {',imon took the lead on the last lap m the Ford Ranger, and held on to. win their first 9ig victory in the dese'.t. Jerry McDonald took over the lead midway in the fray in Class 7 4x4, and he survived the course hazards to win the class in the Chevrolet. Rick Johnson and Gary Watson stayed close all day in Challenge Class, and they ended up the official winners in the Barstow built, refurbished Hi Jumper. Rich Minga and Dale Ebberts finished the course first in Challenge Class by a couple of mi~tes but were disqualified for a minor technical glitch. Hanging on in Class 9, the only one at'the Frontier 500, Dave and Bryant Wood did all four laps to earn their title and the points. ~ how much fun off road 13 minutes down in third, and Johnson/Watson who had racing coulJ be. Edward and Hugh McLean had troubles too. Ward had a nine A husky 19 showed up .in their Chcnowth in fourth, only hour plus lap, ending his race, Challenge Class, daring the 15 more seconds down. A couple and Pat Smith and Billy Ken desert in single shocked, swing more contenders vanished on lap moved into third. The McLeans axle buggies. Nine of them 2, Rich Richardson, then Russ lost an hour but held fourth, well retired on the first lap, including Winkler, and eight carried on. · · ahead of Chuck Guy and Gary one of the favorites, Danny Midway Johnson/ Watson had Cogbill, who did not finish. Ashcraft, out with a blown the lead, Rich Minga had a flat Rich Minga· drove on quickly tranny. Starting last, Rich Minga, · and fixed a loose ball joint, and · on the last lap, and so did Gary.· with Dale Ebberts co-driving, got he was now 22 minutes behind in Watson, and they arrived in that the Chenowth Magnum around third. Mike Ward .was second, order, just yards apart. Rich· · fastest on the first lap, a good 1:2 .· five minutes ahead of Minga, and .. Minga won the race by a skinny · · minutes ahead of Rick Johnson/ the McLeans held fourth. Minga . minute, 38 seconds over the . Gary Watson in an aging Hi regained the lead on lap 3, now Barstow team of Rick Johnsori. Jumper. Mike Ward was another.· about 13 minutes ahead . of-. 'and Gary Watson. Pat Smith and . Billy Ken were over an hour back ' in: their Funco, good for third in Class: Edward and Hugh McLean · 1ost a bunch of time·, but finished · -the rac_e in fourth spot. C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a familyoriented club with social activities and much.more for its members. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Karen Clark, Race Director, (818) 345-3833, 17045 8oscoe ·- . ! ~ ' 1 Unfortunately summertime seems to be the time when the post race tech team singles out . the Challenge Class for nit picking. They did it at Riverside . to the winner, and at the Sloan Garage Rich Minga_ was disqualified for having the tin work over the engine bolted together instead of in one piece. It was a tacky, and perhaps not altogether fair end to what had Watson inherited the victory, but their title was no fluke, having never been lower than s_econd all day. The other two finishers also moved up·a notch. Dave and Bryant Wood drove the only starter in Class 9. They rnn hard, doing competitive . times, had a disaster on lap 2, but went-on. They got in all four rounds with just 15 minut,·s left on the time allowance. There were ten starters .in Class 3, seven of them JeeP.s. Sad to say, a pair of Jeeps collapsed . on the fi~st lap,' another; the Cf8 of Buck Griffin did a 7½ hour round and retired. Mark Hutchins and Gary Stewart led the first lap in a Ford Bronco, looking strong. Second was the CJ 7 of Kirby Hightower/ Gary Currier, only five seconds behind and these two.were nearly side by side. About 19 minutes back Matt Pike/ Burt McCready had the '73 Bronco in third. Don Adams/ Larry Olsen were fourth in the Cherokee, only a minute more behind, and Gale Pike wa:s fifth, a few more minutes down in the Dodge, but he was not seen j n motion again. . • Midway only four were running, and Matt Pike had the lead by nearly half an hour over · the CJ 7 of Mike Schwellinger and Victor Hernandez. Hutchins and Stewart dropped a lot of time, but were third, well ahead of Adams/ Olsen and Hightower • was missing. Pike and McCready led from this point every tortuous mile to · the four lap finish and a well deserved checkered flag. Only 13 minutes back at the finish came the Conejo Off Road CJ 7 · of Mike Schwellinger, billowing steam from the radiator, but home in a solid second place. It was the first · top finish for this crew since they bought the rig last winter. Don Adams' Cherokee came up missing on the last lap;as did the • early leader, Mark Hutchins'., Bronco, but they took third and. fourth respectively. Class 6 came up with five starters, a Saab 96, a Camaro, a Nissan 710 plus the Ford Ranchero and '55 Chevy of Wes Moser and Larry _Schwacofer that are regulars o~j~~ edesert. Schwacofer, with Sid,Spradling co-dFiving, led every lap in his 30 year old racer; even though he was stuck in second gear on the last lap, he finished all four, and it was the only Class 6 that finished, another win. However, Schwacofer gets the honor oflast overall, 65th, taking 17:52 to cover the. course. . The well prepped looking Camero of William Russell and Meville Sharpe was · dose in second on lap 1, only nine minutes -back, but a blown head gasket put them out on the next round.· Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson got the old Saab around in good time, . taking_ second in class•with three laps _done. Coverii;ig two laps.for third was the Nissan of Dale and Randy Jordan, and the Moser Ford was out after one lap. The HDRA scheduled three laps only for a finish in Class 11. . Four Beetles started, inc;luding Blvd., #11, Northridge, ·CA 91325. · · · • ·,, ·' · been ·a very good' dice in a very · competitive class. Johnson and Matt Pike and Burt Mccready proved there was life in the old Bronco still, as · they led the last two laps and took the win in Class 3 by 13 minutes. Pagc-~6 October 1986 Dustyflmcs

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~-,-+,-------,--~~--~------,---.-------~----.-~ :::~ Only seconds· out of the lead in the early going, Mike and Pat . Plague(/ with electrical woes a!f day; Willie Vpldez kept_moving in• Dave Ashly and Wally. Kaiser led the first lap in the Ford Ranger,. Falkosky had big trouble on the last lap, and their Toyota was the FordRanger. to claim fourth in Class 7S at the finish-line. stayed close alt the way, and finished se.cond in Class 7 4x4. ' third·in 7S. Jim Conner and just-out-of-retirement Carl Jackson drove their · Doing very well in the Jeep CJ 7, Mike Sch we/linger and Victor ! Doing incredibly well in.the rough going, the Saab 96 of Ar'ne and · Nissan thrpugh a pack bf troubles to finish third in Class 7 4x4. Hernandez did a spectacular finish, but finished second in Class. Patrik Gunnarsson finished three laps for second place in Clas$. the Candy Cane beauty driven by Stainless· and Scott Steele, which did not cover a lap.· Ramon-Castro and Salvador Avila came .from Mexico to race and win:, and win they did, leading all three laps by a goodly margin. On the. last lap, somebody crashed into the black Beetle in the dark, wrecking a:11 the rear body work; and thev.~.enped up wit,h ropes and cables hti>,lding it all together, but' they made it to the victory ·. stand. Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff held second all the way, and, got in three laps with less than six minutes left on the time allowance. Mike· Abbott/ Fausto . , Parisotto gracefully retired after one 11 ½ hour lap. If there was one common thought among the racers during · and after the 1986 Frontier 500, it was -that the course was the toughest, .dirtiest, and generally the most constantly demanding terrain ever seen. Rookies and veterans alike held. the same opinion. For 'sure ne~er have so many experienced drivers.had so many flat tires, mainly on rocks the silt. John Johnson, who has won every major desert race in existence, said it was the roughest course he had ever seen .. Looking at the shattered remains of winners and losers alike, we believe him. The dust was awful · Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling had their ups and downs, but they won Class 6 in the old Chevy, and they were the last team toJfnish all four laps. He found ·the start this year, and Ramon Castro and Salvador Avila went the distance in Class 11, survived a hard hit·_and won by a huge time margin. Dustv-nmes in ~ the . arrid desert,· and 'the ground soon turned to pockets of silt. So, it was a good off road race course, one that equalized the power of the high dollar trucks against the low dige buggy racers. For example, Steve Kelley won Class 8 and was 12th overall in 11:12.26. Privateers Bob Scott and t-.1ike Voyles won Class 1-2-1600, were 13th overall, less · than seven minutes slower on elapsed time with a lot. less horsepower. The awards presentation took · place in . the usual and comfortably casual -HDRA fashion at the-.Frontier Hotel on Sunday ·,afternoon. HDRA presented all the ladies there with a long stemmed red rose, a nice touch. The Sport Book paid off on Frank Snook, Frank Arciero; who started out at 12 to 1, Steve Kelley, · and Bob Scott, who · started at 15 to l, and-wouldn't yoµ like to. have had that bet! There was no mention of a ne;, rule book yet, nor the. , 1987 schedule. The word is that the · first HDRA race will 6~ Just after Parker, in March, sponsored by a new hot.el now building in Las Vegas, and the Sport Book will be there on many more classes. · Next up for the 1986 points hunters in the desert series is the Baja 1000 in ·November, the longest journey of all, nearly 1000 miles from Ensenada to La · Paz. · KC HAS SHINED THE WAY TO MORE OFF-ROAD RACING VICTORIES THAN. ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED! · At KC HiLiTES, ·we ;re serious about .. competition lighting, Sq why take a chance with anything _else? ,=~,,... KC HiliTES, Inc. • Williams, Arizona 86046 • 602/6_35-2607 .. October 1986 Page-17 l ' , j '

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:~,11~ Yokohama 6·50 ~lub Report ,, poi[)ts, and Jim has_ 9ne DNF for -a·handydiscard.Corky McMillin · is third ad 75 points, and Corky . has done five races in th·e series so HDR·A.FRONT:I.ER s-oo~--- . . , ' far. . September· 6, 1986 ~ Final Results . · · By Jean Calvin Hanging on in fourth, with five races entered, is Jack · Irvi11e ai: · Pos. Car # · Driver(s) Vehicle • Tune CLASS 1--UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -19 START - 6 FINISH ·, -It has been two months since the last -points race _at Barstow, and the 6-50 Club showed up 17 strong at the HORA Frontier _ 500. Sad to say the troops had only a 29 percent finish ratio this ·round, as merely five completed · the entire rugged distance. But, we had a big winner in Frank Snook, who, with Eric Arras co-, driving, led the race.overall for a time. They had late troubles, but. ended up winning Class 1 and taking fourth overall. Congratu- . lations to the team, and Snook climbed into the t?op ten in 6-50 points with the victory. _ Also in Class 1, Bob Renz, with Dick Clark co-driving, got in two• laps before fading from the scene. -And new member Ray Bates, and founder Gregg-. Symonds, each managed only . one lap before succumbing to the desert. · - · There were six -6-50 club members off the hne in Class 2, and two of them finished. Doing the best was Danny Lerner, with Tom Martin co-driving. Danny came,in a fine fifth in the 24 car cl.ass. Jim Temple, with-his son Mark co-driving,· finished well also, eighth in class. Walter Prince got in three · laps in the Candy Cane Raceco, giving Score News Publisher Marsha Collier ·a· ride to remember. But c..., ,, Prince retired . on the last lap. Beny and Debbie Canela had a long first lap, a good second lap, and that wa_s as far as they got. Len Newman, with M"ike · Gaughan co-driving, had troubles on-the first lap, and that was that. Corky McMillin, with -his son Scott co-driving, suffered _ a rare DNf on the first lap. _169 points, and Jac_k has a pair of In . Class 1~2-1600, Texan DNFs to discard. Edward_ Monty Stone did noJ cover a lap. McLean has .run five races also, In Class _ 3, newly discovered with one DNF, . and he now member Gale Pike got in a good . stands fifth with 162 points, the · lap in the Dodge Ramcharger, highes_t a Challenge car driver has then retired _to watch · his· son been in ·6-50 · points. Danny Matt win the class in the aged Letner is.back in the running also 1. . 2. . 3. 4 . . . 5. 101 103 · 114 102 107 Frank Snook/ Eric Arra_s · Raceco ' ·10:19.36 Mark .McMillin (solo) Chenowth 10:28.20 · · James Barbeau _ Raceco · 12:li.04 Larry Noel (solo) _ Chaparral 13:16.45 Jerry Finney 7Dan Fodrill _ .Chaparral 15:00.09 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -24 START-'-8 FINISH 1. 205 -Frank Arciero. Jr./Rob Goriton Chenowth 9:40.45 2. 210 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree Chenowth · llT:07.09 · · 3. 211 Cameron Thieriot/Greg Lewin Funco-ORE · 10:11.01 4. 224 Tom & Donny Martin Raceco ' 10:44.33 · 5. 299 .Danny Leiner/Tom Martin Raceco · 11:02.22 CLASS 1-2-1600 ~ 1600cc RESTRICTED....:. 27 START -10 FINISH 1. 1609 Bob Scott/Mike Voyles. Voyles 11:19.16 2. 1~04 . Willy & Jerry Higman Chenowth Magnum ·li:39.36 3. 1624 Bobby Neth/Richard Spangler ChenowJh Magnum .11:40.15 _ 4. 1621 Dennis Fry /Morley Williams -Raceco 1.2:02.48 · 5. 1601 . · ~ack Ramsay/Rick Mills Bunderson -12:04.25 CLASS 3 -SHORT WHEELBASE 414 -1D START.:_ 2 FINiSH . . _ Bronco. Stan Parnell, with Jeff . with five races to his credit, and a Bolha co-driving, finished a fine_ pair of DNFs to .discard should third in_ Class 5, gathering up theoccasionarise. Danriyissixth enough points to keep Stan on with 160 points. · · , the top of the 6,50 heap with just Bob Renz is seventh in the ' three points counting eve~ts left standings at 150 points, and he in the 1986 6-50 Club series. can toss out three DNFs · if he 1 -~ • • ~~~ New member Mark Steele did does well in the next three races. 3. 349 . · Matt Pike/Burt McCready _ Ford Bronco · 15-:55.47 ,. Mike Schwellinger/Vittor Hernandez Jeep CJ 7 . 16:18.33 _ not have a good day in his Class 7 Gregg· Symonds has a similar Chev·y S-10, failing to complete a situation; six races started, three 1. 403 lap: There W!!re two starters in DNFs, and Gregg has 123 points ... · 2 400 the 19 car crowd in Challenge Frank Snook is now ninth with ·Class, including newly found i 13 points, and Frank-has five } ~~~ member Kent Lothringer_. But his _ races to -his credit, w"ith three· 3. 504 Challenger Baja Bug only went DNFs. So he could come back _ t ;~~ 1. 560 .2. 559 3_-, 595 4.-597 5. -569 Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep "Cherokee _ _ . 12:52.46 . . CLASS 4 .... :: LONG WHEELBASE. 414 - 5 START - 1 FINISH Don Yosten/Bill Donahoe · Jeep ~oncho 17:33.06 Rodney Hall/Jim_Fricker Dodge W-150 15:28.04 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG ..:_ 1 START - 4 FINISH . Hartmut & WolfralJl Klaw(tter Baja _Bug 11 :2H7 Max Razo/ John Johnson Baja Bug 11:41.02 -Stan Parnell/ Jeff Bolha Baja Bug 12:36.40 George Seely, Jr./Howard Anderson Baja Bug. 12:46.55 Jim Cocores/Oavid Snoddy Baja Bug 9:3r.08 CLASS 5-.1600 -1600cc BAJA BUG -16 START-5 FINISH . David Anckner/Henry Arras · Baja Bug ' 14:00.32 Oavid Todd/Steffan Vigano Baja Bug 15:11.52 Steve Lakin/Tod Fetters · Baja Bug 16:07.42 Owen & Curtis Duggan · • . Baja Bug ·-16:30.22 Alan & Darryl Cook · Baja Bug 16:54.39 ' . ' C_LASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN -" 5 START - 1 FINISH two quick laps, and then strong also. Competing •it) only vanished. With the leaders all three races to -date,. ·Dave day, Edward and Hugh McLean Girdner, a Challenge driver, is placed.a ke:en fourth on the road with 101 points. · · in their Chenowth, and moved There are over 50 names on up to third officially, bringing the6-50Clubrosternow,andwe them into the top five on 6~50 feel sure that more-.are out there, points. Jack Irvine, with Kit some drivers we just can't find 1. 600 . Larry Schwacofe!/Sid Spradling -· '55 Chevrolet 17:52.04 2. 619 -Arne & Patrik Gunnarsson Saab 96 15:05.05· Trenholm co-driving, was right -via the entry lists. Some folks are 1_ 700 up front-in Class 10 on _the first a little coy about listing their age -2. 706 lap, but the _car did not come for all to see. But, we can't score 3-703 around again. you if we don't know who you Toting up the score with six are. · races in the record books, and _ Many members are doing great just three to go, the Snore 250, in theScore/HDRApointschase - the Baja 1000 and the Budweiser as· well. Right now, after the 250, Stan Parnell still has the lead Frontier-500, Bob Renz is fifth in with 243 points. But, Stan has Class 1 points, Frank Snook is competed ih and finished all six sixth, while Gregg Symonds is races to date, so he may be into tenth. Danny Letner->-1s eightq .the discard'·mode soon, in this in_ Class_ 2, Corky MeMillin is best six out of nine race series. ninth, and Len Newman is 11th Also competing in all six events is on points. Gale Pike is sixth in Jim Temple, second with 205 Class 3 standings, and Stan .. 1. 747 ·2. 720 3. 721 4. -727 5. 722 -1. 751 2. 769 3. 753 , 4. 768 1. 800 2. 810 · 3. 806 4. 807 5. -859 · _ CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MIDI-MINI PICKUP - 7 START - 2 FINISH Manny & Tildy Jrie Esquerra · Ford Ranger 12:34.5 i ,-Jack Johnson/John Deetz Nissan 14:04.38 Larry R~gland Chevy S-10 16:00.26 CLASS 7S -STOCK MIDI-MINI PICKUP -12 START - 4 FINISH Paul & Dave Simon Ford Ranger · 13:47.46 · S~encer Low/Paul Delang _Nissa_n ·-14:13.05 Mike & Pat Falkosky Toyota 15·06 53 Willie Valdez Ford Ranger 15:28: 14 Scott. Douglas/John Swanguen ford Ranger • 9:54.00. ' CLASS 7, 414 -STOCK MIDI-MiNI 414 - 8 'sTAilT - 3 FINISH Jerry McDonald/Joe MacPherson Chevy S-10 ' 14:09.'45 D_ave Ashley /Wally Kaiser -. Ford Ranger • 14:43.32 Jim Conner /Carl J~ckson Nissan· _ , 15:4,1. -Michael Homer /Lance Martin Chevy S,10. ~ r ' · _ _ cl.Ass ii_-:--_2WD STANDARD l''ICKUP '-:-.12 START ~'"1'FIN~ Steve Kelle_y/Terry Caldwell · Chevrolet·· 1 l il2.26 ,. Frank V_essels/Brad Staffers-Chevrolet 11 :55.29 ": John Gable/Bill Holmes Ford 12:46.35 Dave Shoppe/Larry Maddox Ford 1f48.28 · .Bnan Ste'!'lart/Charlotte Corral Ford · 13:27.21 CLASS 9 :-1200cc SINGLE SEAT,_: 1 START - 1 FINISH. -1. 919 Dave & Brvant Wood _-· Fun Buggy 17:45:09 _ . CLASS CHALLENGE -RESTRICTED BUGGY -19 START -3-FINISH West Coast Distributor Parnell is a close second in Class 5.·Mark Steele is fifth in Class 7. Edward McLean is· now a tight thfrd _ in C~allenge points, w~th -Kent Lothringer only one pomt behind in fourth, and ~Dave Gridner is tenth. Jack Irvine is now seventh in the Class 10 standings. · 1. 946 · Rick Johnson/Gary Watson Hi Jumper 14:22.55 2. 932 Pat Smith/Billy Ken Funco SS 1 15:41.19 3. 997 . Edward & Hugh Mclean Chenowth · 17:30.49 L ---ott f _ HEWLAND _ OFF ROAD GEARS Remember, there is nothing to join, no dues to pay, to be a 6-50 Club member. lfyouareoverS0, just list ·your age as driver of record on-the entry list, and you are an instant 6-50 person. It is all in fun, but the handsome rewards at the end c>f the year are real gold, silver and bronze _medals fo_r the top three drivers on points. These will be presented sometime during the_ Score/HORA awards banquet on January 3, 1986 in Anaheim; 4. 938 • Chuck Guy/Gary Cogbill T-Mag ' _·• 14:40.41 CLASS.ID - -UNLIMITED 1650cc .:_ 15 START 7 FINISH Rick & John ·Hagle · · Raceco·· - _ 10:35.40 Craig Watkins/Greg Aronson Raceco 10:35.59 1. 1013 2. 1012 • Rex Keeling/ Jack Scott Raceco · -11 :06.13 · Jim Greenway Raceco 11 :25.28 Roger Mortenson/Russ Welch Fuoco· 13:01.55 3. 1002 4. 1008 5. 1016 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 4 START - 2 FINISH 1. 1103 Ramon Castro/Salvador Avila · VW Beetle· 16:13.22 2. 1100 Andy Diaz/Scott Wagstaff VW Beelle 17:54.13 3. 1102 Mike Abbott/Fausto P.arisotto •· VW Beetle · 11:31.31 · CLASS _14 -u~"LIMITED 4x4 _ · 2 SJART - 1 FINISH 1. 1499 . Carl Cook/Glen Emery . Jeep-Olds 2. 1400 Steve Mizel/Mike Parker · Ford Bronco 17:49.55 3:14.14 Total Starters -193 -Total Finishers·-:-65 -Finishing Ratio -33. 7 percent _·Fast Tm,a Overall~ Frank Arcie_ro Jr./Rob Gordoa - Clas 2 -Ch.-th _:_ 9:40.45 Fast Lap of the_Day -Frank Sneok -Class 1 -·R■ceco - ·2:10.10 · Race Distance -444 miles (4 laps-alt classes but_J1-).Tme Allowan~e -18 hours Coming Next Month; .. Pas. 0/A 4 · 5 24 33 · 45 1 2 3 -8 9 13 16 H· 21 22 54 56 (3 l~ps) 62 (3 laps) 15 18 27 '29 (3 lapsl -36 48 55 . 57 58 65 (3 laps) --26 -37 (3 laps) '·35 ', ,:~ 50 (3 laps) 1-2 · 19 28 31 34 63 42 . 51 -61 (3 laps) · 5 7 n 14 32 (3 l~ps) (3 lap~) (1 lap) '64 (1 lap) ALL _ GEARS OUR -PRICE $695.00 Per Set · 2 Ratio's Available · If you wish to know your points count, wonder if you are on the list, or whatever, contact Jean Calvin, (818) 889-5600 or write to 5331. Derry Ave., Suite 0, MTEG AT THE ORANGE SHOW·FAIRGROUND . 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-l J . I . I ------------------------------. ------.,_ ---, _________ ...,__------KING OF 1HE WILD FRONTIER . ·~ . . · . . Chevy. S-10 Wins Frontier 500. .· ·_ . · · . · There's nothing civilized about the Frontier. It's 500 miles of Nevad~ desert pockmarked by · points of no return like Volcano Canyon and Petrified Summit But with driver Jerry McDonald cracking the . whip, a race-modified Chevy S-10 4x4 tamed the Frontier,s wild turf to rule,the Class l4x4 field and finish first among all. four-":'heel~drive entries. . · 1 · . · · ' · · . . . -. Jerry's fourth win of the SCORE/HORA season means the Team MacPherson/Southern Cahforn1a · Chevy Dealers S-10 now leads both the Class 7 4x4 poir;its race and the 9verall "Mini-Metal" championship for compact pickups. And it also means a simple point has once again proved true. · . NOTHING WORKS LIKE A CHEVY TRUCK : : ---.. = - -~ ,_: ---~=·~--; ;: .,.:..---..... ----------........ _. -___ ..,,,. ___ r. •

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East. Bay Raceway Ho,ts, F.O.R.D.A.'s · Night Race Text & Ph~tos: John Sprovkin . . Terc/ Clark, here leading Mark.Bickers, got all "/he. gold in Class 1,2-1600._ -h -.Clark worrboth the heat and the main event in fin(J style. -: · •. · · ~ . . . '· . Alleq Brumly had a good n{ght in D Class, 8/3 he nailed--seco,nd plar;;e ,i,n,the :·;, and /e(i most of the -w_ay to victory in the slipperr.. mai_n. event.,_nr;; :.,-1~n demonstrat~- their drivfrig• skills · heat consisting of Class 1~2~ 1600 -· and abilities. under any type of and Class .1 ~ 10 ri.mning togeth'ei;.' , conHition. · : · · With mud flying and the green · · Gary Groce climbs a mud mound while.John Cory slidiJi$ by' and Joe Cunningham is about to,Pas·s also in keen D Class actio,n. . · · · -The !:ipectators, m~st of Jhom flag ~a~ing, si~ Class· 1~2-1~600 · were there to see the stock car an1 fo,e Class l-10 .'?..~gg1~s were : races, '!Vere .. simply,., an:iaze:d a,t~ do~ng· rt. T,~1~ _wa·s a ~~ght,to ~ee. , what _ was h~pperi_in.g~•,-"Sotne \X;1th e~eryt~m~;} lmost':f1:?.f:r ,' spectators, who ·\v,ere_ -l~aving to_ta!, control: ;the· ~a~~°'?a~e. its Saturday, July 26th was the added att-raction for the date and East Bay.Raceway the spectators. The off road races place as the-California Style Off wo_uld run their first heat ju'st Road Racing tried a new venture before intermission .and the 30 with a night time event. Because minute feature as the last event of the tight schedule for the for the evening. . · •· evening, there would be one heat It didn't take long after the race within each class with races began when the rains came Classes 1, 10 and 1 ;z, 1600 pouring down. This stopped aU combined. in addition to ·a 30 racing of stock· cars. Being that_ minute feature that all classes . off road racing has no problems would do it together. The rest oL with weather, they were able-to the scheduled events were. mini start their first heat. Two stocks, mod stocks, s-modified, · portable wooderi rarµp jumps sprints and late models. The off were placed on the main_ track in road racing was definitely an front of the grandstanqs. ·MINIMUM EFFORT ......... ~ ........ · ..... ~ .. -MAXIMUM EFFECT!!f CA3 - COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM ·., MANUFACTURERS ,OF THE FIN6S'r IN 'oF£ ROAD PRoifoc"ts Page 30 ~--~.:,,. :•· ,.-_Con:tact~y'.;ur lo~al JAMAR deale(· o.r1w.rit~ / __ <i '.:-:•r:,;.;-:-·.;,,_: .. :\,., .... ~~ .. ,.~.-·J .. ,~~ .-. 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula. CA 93290 (714) s1s-2nss With rain pouring down _and ' because . of the rain . started way to the first tumwnere )USt ;· echoing .-thunder , resounding filtering back into th~ stands. a.bout: everyone slid O';!t or spun.' - throughqut the ' area, seven D Before --long the ~r6wd was on , arqund then over the_ Jump they Class: buggies were on the move. . thei'r feet ch~ering (or the buggy went. Jimmie Crowder picked :UP · Spinning, sliding, sHpping and _ ·of their chojce. Gene Windham the. early lead for Class 1-10 with turning is what was happening as spun around while Sam Pace hit a Dennis Ard and Ken Burk,ert they made their wa¥ down the tire, _breaking his tire stops .. This _ nght ·on-his . rear. bumper. For_ straight to the first turn. With didn't bother Sam he continued _ Class . 1--2-lb00, Terry Clark,. Sam Pace in the lead, around the on.,Durihg the fou'rth lap, Gene, . - grabed a · quick lead fol.lowed'. turn they went then over a jump, · · while slipping c1.nd sliding, slid c;losely by Mark B_ICkers and Joe . bumper to bw:nper. Then side by right by Gar·y~ Groce. Tom Cunningham. Durmg the second. side was Allen Brumlyc1.nd Marty Gundeck and .Joh~ Cory were lap,I<en Burkert;i.~dTerry ~l~rk · Pounds just . behind Sam. battling it out with each other in . tangle~ wheels. Ter-rs cont11).ue~ ·Around a hair pin tµrn then over· I · . . . .. d . . . h , on but Ken dropped towards the ;mother jump; the pack was C o~e compennon . unng :t e bottom of the pack. . , . • . Th . f· Id k entire heat.-.When it-was all over, ·L · EtJ· t _ Cl _ .1._ d movmg. e m ie trac was Sam was first to cross the finish _ar~y . iot ' ass . -' _starte -engulfed in mud a~d the outer 1. c II d b All ··B . l off m the sixth place hos1t10n-but . f h k 1· k - me io owe y en . rum y - -. d 1· b I dd f section o t e trac was s 1c · th h M · t _ p . d : · . continue - to c 1m t e a er o clay. This didn't matter to the e _ ar Y ouQ s. success with each· passing . lap. drivers, they .were doing what . · By this time, the 'spectators During - the sixth lap, ;Jimmie they needed to do and that was to - were anxiously awaiting the next _ Crowder stalled out after. landing Carlton Jackson flies his_ Chenowth Magnum off a jump en route to a win in the main event and second place in the Class 1 and 1 0 .heat, race. · 1 October 1986 Dusty Times ' J•

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Sliding around in the heavy rl!in, Larry Elliott got the unlimited·heat race win, but he dropped a valve in the main and did not finish. Sam Pace won the D Class honors, took the. early lead in the main, then fell victim to the rain ahd the muddy track conditions.' . . . • 1 • • . . .con trot" problems .. Joe slid into ,..~ :i: Carlton ·. coming' _around the second hai'.rpin turn, then Carlton did the same to Joe in the_ · next turn. During i:he fifth lap, Carlton made.his way around Joe Cory and Gene Windham. La:rry Elliott was holding his own until the eleventh lap when he dropped out because of valve problems. Soon thereafter Ken Burkert had to call it,a day wheri he hit a tire marker and bent his right fr:orit end.Jimmie Crowder was going strong_ with the first place position all to his own until •. he developed a flat tire-causing . him .to give it up for the rest of. the race. Bob Bohres also dropped . out with transmission problems and a flat .tire. Rick ·Welch . broke ·. a shock. -Rick •· didn;t want to damage his buggy anymore than. it was so he dropped out. · ·. Towards · the. end, Carlton. · Jackson was holding the lead for· Class 1-10 while Terry Clark was setting the pace• for Class l-2-· 1600. Allen Brumly was doing it his w~y irifront ofD Class. As all . was ; winding down with nine ~ buggies-Still in competition, John Cory.spun a.round and hung up on the first wooden ramp. Wi_th a little nudge, he was bn his way a·gain. The spectators were · still out of-their seats cheering on the ., remaining drivers. During . th~.· Mark. ~ £cJsers flew nicely in his 1 s 16Q!J racer, taking a close second in the heat Ken Burkert, leading, and Bob Bohres had a good dice 'going in the main'event, next lap, John once again spun race,-but laryded in a hole early in the mairi, and was third. · but they both dropped out with mechan1cal troubles. i_ · around, this time in the middle from ajump. When it was finally Clark, Class 1-2-1600 leader; was such a short notice and the•.· again the first tum took its toll in infield tum. Joe Cunningham determined that his coil wire along with Mark Bickers and Joe pit was spread over a large area, · spin outs and · turn a rounds. shook his head as he went by. broke a_nd Jimmie was on the Cunningham were in tight three of our drivers, _Marty Everyone was in tight formation When . the checkered · flag road ai::ain it was"too late, he had, formation for the remainder of Pounds, . Torn Gundeck and as they came o.ver the first jump.· concluded the race, Carlton losttoe>muchtimeandgaveitup the heat. Larry Elliott was th~. DennisArddidn'tgettheword JimmieCrowderwasleadi~gthe Jackson pulled in the winning for the heat. front runner for Class 1-10 with in time to race in the feature. way for Clas~ 1-10, Bob _pqsition for Class 1-10. Terry ;:.,= ' The crowd cheered right on as Carlton Jackson in hot pursuit. . As the green flag niade its for 1-2-1600, and Sam Pace for Clark crossed the line first for . JoeCunninghar_ndidarollover When· it was all over, Larry descent,fifteenbuggieshadsixty D-Class. ,Mark Bickers' put Class 1-2-1600 with Joe in front1 .. of . the. grandstands, Elliott took first place honors for wheels ·spinning o_n this slippery himself in a hole at the first hair Cunningham right behind. D-landed rrPA~, all fours and Class 1-10 and Terry G:lark for day while making thefr, way pin turn. Joe Cunningham and Class winner was Allen Brumly continued en. Rick Welch did it Class 1-2-1600. towards the first turn. Once Carlton Jackson were having trailed by John Cory ... hi,s way as he went over the · With the rain still falling out of , · second jump backwards. That's the sky, and no chance for the , putting ori. a show Rick! Dennis stock cars to continue on at this Ard dropped out durng the time, .the rail buggies got on line seventh lap with problems. Terry for their feature. Being that this J.FJ. :Taylor, #623, and Joe Cunningham inix it up in Class 1-2-1600 action. Cunningham went on to take thi~d. Taylor was out of the money. DustyTimes October1986 , Page 31 . "' J_ . l

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1. Gumbo Buttes-Baja Daryl Dressler· had a double winning day_, taking top s·pot in Ciass 3, open buggy, and Daryl took the overall victory home to Rapid City. . .._ , · · · . Those of us who ' couldn't I make the trip to Riverside, were in South Dakota's capital city, Pierre, on August 17, 1986. The temperatures in . Pierre, SD, always seem to be 10° higher in the summer and 10° lower in the winter than anywhere else in the state. Sunday, Aug. 17, was no different. It was goip.g to be a warm one, but as race time drew near, clouds appeared and dropped .a few sprinkles. Just enough to mix with the dust and cause some visibility problems for the drivers from the mud on their helmets and shields. But the track, along with· the temperature, was hot at the 13th Annual Gumbo Buttes B~ja, h~ld to catch Dressler. Stan took near Pierre. With· only . one home second place and Mike points race left in the High Plains Baenen from . Jamestown, ND; · Off Road Racing Association claimed third. · · 1986-year, the track was burning · Mike_,Baenen was entered in with racers trying to gain ever-y two classes, Class 10, ~ir cooled possible position and point. 2WD u·nder 165bcc, and in Class Daryl Dressler from Rapid 3, unlimited 2WD air cooled. He City, SD, was the double winner pla:ced third in Class.3 and took of the day. Driving his unlimited· home the first place trophy in 2WD, he took first place honors Class ,10, limping ·across the in Class 3 and also was the first finish line on three wheels. He place winner overall: Dressler never did find his fourth tire and has raced on this track numerous wheel· that went saili1:1g off times and has been in the somewhere in the tall grass of the winner's -• circle befo;e. Even Gumbo J,uttes. Also in Class 10, though Stan Schwellenbach, StuaI't Dahlin, from Watertown, from _Pierre, was driving on 'his SD-t<:>qksecond in his sharp little "home track", he couldn't seem Baja · Bug.· Ron Carpenter was third. · · The. Blue Line . IS here. · 1\:.11 eyes were on Ron Carpenter from Hartford, SD . · Carpenter always seems to put on an exciting show for the , spectator~, Today was no different .. as he rolled his racer near spectator hill. Carpenter was treated for a broken thumb, then climbed back in his buggy to fini~h in third place. Fourthwent to Joel Fricke, from North J \l·L-:E PRODUCTS, INC Fille_r Safety Is now offering all seal belts and harness.ea In BLUE al .an addlllonal 10% over exlsllng prices. We are also stocking harness pads, horse collars, arrn restraints and tie downs.-ln blue al no lncrease·Jn cosl. To order use existing .numbers and specify blue. . · , . 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He led the Class 8, water cooled · 2WD until the rear end went out · on his machine while making the . last lap. Dartt settled· for third, October 1986 The mo.dified 4x4s have a big Dakofa, and this round Chuck Heimes · and Steve Miller had no trouble and won in the Ford Bronco. •, . while first place went to )e_rry and Bob Edwards• of Rapid City, SD. · Driving a very ·unique .. machine, Jerry and brother Bob ·hung on in their "two steering wheel drive truck. They built the car with two steering wheels· so they can switch off dri,vers· if one · becomes tired or incapable of seeing the track. Jerry said, · "During one ·race, the mud was so bad tha·t my helmet and shield_ kept getting covered so I couldn't · see. So we decided to switch drivers, Well, as you can see, Bob · is a lot bigger than· I am, ~nd we had so much troubl-e adjusting : the seat belts because they were slick and covered with rri4d; it just took too long. Another time Bob caught some-flying debris from the track in his eye . and couldn't tell where to go. So, we got this · idea _ from Jerry Notebo0tn wnoltt~d1:0 taceand had the s;me set ~P with two steering wheels." Jerry J;:dwards drove the whole race from the right hand side: "Once you ge't the feel for it," he · says, "it's OK:" ''The bumps· feel a little different though." Well, the first . Jerry and Bob Edwards won the 4WD, water cooled Ciass Ei'in this unique machine with a steering wheel for each occupant and od_d body _design. ·. Mike _f3aenen entered both Glass iO and un_lim)ted class, taking a t hird, and w!nnmg Class 10, even though he.finished·on three wheels. , I Dusty nrnts · . . I

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• l place trophy felt real nice in Jerry Edwards hands. -The race for overall points for the 1986 season is a close one in Class . 8. Curt Willuweit fr0m -Wall, SD, dropped out of today's race with mechanical problems, but. is leading the points going in to the last race. Only ten points down is Burt . Dartt, also from Wall.. Jerry Edwards 'is a close two points· behind Dartt. It will prove to be an exciting day in Class 8 at the Last Chance Baja in Wall in October. Greg Iverson, from Murdo, SD, placed second in ·Class 8.· . Class 4, for modified 4x4s is a . favorite class for both drivers and fans. Chuck · Heimes from Sioux Falls, SD, was 'in the winner's circle once again. Chuck and co~driver Steve Miller seemed to be the only ones who didn't have trouble seeing because of the dust and mud on· their shields. "It's notdirty·when you're out in-front," said Heimes, "it sure felt.good." Jim Kitterman, another Wall driver, had some trouble with dirt especially .. ~frer .· i~ . started sprinkling just enough to cause mud on the shield. He didn't have trouble, however, taking home the second place trophy Driving on his home track, Stan Schwellenbach had to be conteht with se;bnd in unlimited buggy.class at the Gumbo Buttes Baja. · and the. points that go along with Class B seems to be kin with Wisconsin's Class 13, and this truck based special it. Kitterman is leading the points driven by Gary Iverson to'ok second in the class. · race in Class 4, nine points ahead of~, Kenny .. Call, Thedford, Holly;obd Harold grabbed first Nebraska: Kitterman will have place in Class 2, four cylinder, hi·s machine tuned for his home 4WD. Johnson is leading points town race in Wall, "in Oct~ber, in Class 2 by a huge margin and is the Last . Chance . Baja. Since also leading the overall points Kitterman runs on BFGoodrich race. Brad Blow in his orange rig tires, . he i~ trying for the first was the second place winner here place in P.9}9-~ancJJp.est;_t~fBFG at Gumbo Buttes. tires .. that ,gcr ,1¥Jtn the. title. The . The High Plains Off Road BFGoodrich T earn T / A donates . Racing Association will end their_ tires to tjle winner of the points 1986 season on October 25, in each class. The T earn T / A · 1986 with the Last Chance Baja folks will be on hand at the Last in Wall, SD. In addition to being Chance to .present the prizes. the "last chance" for the regular Harold Johnson from Sioux racers· to chalk up points, 1:11any · Falls, SD, doesn't have to worry Colorado racers have· indicated much about points in his class. . they will be .making the trip. · Ron Carpenter did a spectacµlar roll near spectator hill, broke his thumb, but · got back in action ~nd finished third in Class 10. _ · Burt Dartt was leading Class 8 in his Bronco, until the last lap when he lost the rear end, but he still ended up third in the class .. Dusty Times October 1986 Hustli(lg throJgh the tall grass, Jim Kitter[nan stayed on the gas in his Chevy to· finish a good second in Class 4, modified 4x4s. Dahlin's trim and tidy Baja Bug races in Class 10 witMhe buggies, and he does very well, ta.king ,second in class _this _round. ' • .l Page 33

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\ ) r I i I ! . I ' : '' I I · A little fender problem and a pit stop for gas didn't hamper the . Terry· Severson, leading here, and Dave -Vander.mis·sen Jr. pr~g(ess of James Hanson: and he drove into the. Class 8 victory. battled it out in Class 10, with Vandermissen ev(!n.tually taking a narrow victory. Hodag 50 in Northern Wisconsin Terry Bell brought his Ford based 4x4 from Marquette, Ml to race, and he came from behind to win the combined Class 3, 14, and ;4 event. I I · · On August 2nd and 3~d, 1986, the Wausau Bunch and promoter Bernie Eckert present-· ed the tenth annual run· of the Hodag 50 off road race in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Racing started· at 9:30 Saturday morning as .the 3 wheelers were the· first to take the green flag. Dwayne Walkowski, St. Germaine, maintained an early lead until three laps before the end of the race when Darrel Watzka; Green Bay, W't, slid in to take-the win, with Walkowski · ·· finii:,hing second and Chad Ramesh, Land O Lakes, 'third .. The Class 5-1600s and 1 ls were next on the schedule of events. Terry Wolfe; Wausatosa, WI, grabbed the pole position in the 5-1600s- with Jim Pfeffer, Ottawa, IL, tight on his tail, snatching the lead away by the second lap .. Pfeffer made it half way around the track again, when Text & Photos: Deb Freimuth October 1986 Greg Smith took. this turn too wide,-and gave Mike Seefeldt the winnin_g e_dge which he held all the way to th_e flag in Class 1-1600. Dustvnmes

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/ r ·1 H 1✓ f 1 ! / .Ir 1986 SCORE El ROSARIO BAJA CALIFORNIA 1000 CHECKPOINT 1 Somewhere between start and \iaUe de Trinidad. ■ CHECKP-OINT 2 •· Mike's Sky Rancho. ■ CHECKPOINT 3 Santa Maria area. CHECKPOINT 4 Somewhere between Santa Maria and Catavina. ■ CHECKPOINT 5 ' -, 1:-lqoH Rancho' Santa Ines. CHECKPOINT 6 · Somewhere between Chapala and Punta Prieta. ■ CHECKPOINT 7 Hwy. 1 @ K-62½. ■ CHECKPOINT 8 El Arco. ■ CHECKPOINT 9 San Ignacio. ■ CHECKPOINT 10 La Purisima. ■ CHE'CKPOINT 11 . Ciudad Constitucion. CHECKPOINT 12 Somewhere between Constitucion and El Tomate. ■ CHECKPOINT 13 El Tomate. NOVEMBER 6-9, 1986 . . I. RACE COURSE MILEAGE: I I -ENSENADA TO VALLE DE TRINIDAD 110 MILES--TRINIDAD TO SANTA MARIA PEMEX 110 MILES . -SANTA MARIA TO RANCHO SANTA INES 120 MILES -SANTA INES TO HWY. 1 @ K-62½ l -123 MILES -K-62½ TO .. SAN IGNACIO (Hoter) le' 144 MILES I >· -SAN IGNACIO TO SAN JUANCIO · (Punta Pequena) 111 MILES ·1 -SAN JUANICO TO CUIDAD CONSTITUCION -114. MILES' -CUIDAD CONSTITUCION TO 56 MIL·E-~ ' I ... SANTA RITA ROAO ....:.. SANTA RITA RD. TO LA PAZ · 125 MILES ! ' TOTAL M L ES: 1013 . -PAVED HIGHWAY I -----ACCESS ROAD --~-RACE ROUTE p PEMEX STATIONS , • ANNOUNCED ! CHECKPOINTS '4'.~ THERE ARE FEW LEGENDS LEFT IN THIS wqRLD I ... OUR BAJA 1000 IS ONE OF THEM•· --, . OFFICIAL ·COUR.SE MAP~· .. , SANTA INES ' . -\ CHAPALA El \ CRUCERO \ RRERO NEGRO , .. EL ARCO J I - l El TOMATE This year marks the 19th . anniversary ~f this transpeninsular. event, where our rugged event where you can create you own legend by acc~pli g the challenge of competitors challenge nearly 1000 miles of every con~eivable type of terrain so the Baja. For the serious professional conlpetitor, we offer the world-famed BAJA 1000, unique to the Baja. _. · · • _ . where you 'II compete with several hundr~d other drivers and rider,s in an all-out battle The SCORE BAJA 1000 off-road race will start in Ensena_da on Thursday, November against the clock and the elements. Forithe more casual enthusiast who would like 6th and will finish 1In beautiful La Pal the following day. . to participate at an uncomplicated and m~re econ.omical level, w_e 6ffer our ~n~ A_nnual What a race ... what a vacation ... what ail adventure! . , ENDURANCE SAFARI, which wilLals,o gp from Ensenada to La Paz_.~,"· ·'' ·· ' ·· , , SCORE INTERNATIONAL offe'1 you a""" of two ways to be a part of""·"~'•~ ·' We Invite you 10 acci;1 ~c11111""'ll!'. . seelhe beaullful Baja , , , SCORE'SWayl For more information, please call our I ffices at (818) 1~89-9216. 'BAHIA SAN LUIS GONZAGA I

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j f l \ t C l. r C Al McGowan soared through the air during the Gold Old Boys Race, and shows why his. sponsor, Wausau Spring, is most appropriate for him. ~ gas on the white flag lap. A sudden pit stop and quick moves by his crew put Hanson back on the track in time to capture the title. Steve Zelten, DePere, took second, with Dave Hockers third. Jack Flannery, Crandon, gave the crowd their money's worth, when he started dead last, a good 30 seconds after the rest of the pack had started. Jack stormed his way up five the end of the third lap. Mechanical problems continued to plague the big Ford, a11d left Flannery sitting trackside before the race was half over. At 1 :30, the Heavy Metal screamed onto the track with the Class 13 Front Engine buggies sharing the coursewith Classes 3, 4 and 14, 4 wheel drives. In Class 13 action, Ray Janusz, Pewaukee, WI, was first to buzz around Daytona Curve, with George Konitzer; Oconto Falls, WI, right on his bumper. Konitzer soon overtook Janusz and it looked pretty much his race, when five laps before the end the car decided it had had enough. Phillip Konitzer stepped in to at least keep the same name on top and saw it out to the end. George still lucked out to finish second, with Paul Biancuzzo, Hartland, third. Greg Gerlach, Dakota, MN, started the 4x4 race in winning style', but Terry Bell, Marquette, MI, decided it was gonna be his. race, pushing Gerlach back to second, then third, when Earl I . Erickson, Minnetonka; MN, decided to take over the second spot. Before long Gerlach had engine malfunctions, losing all claims to placing. Rick Witt, Minneapolis, and co-driver Bob Lanie, who drove all the way from Brooklyn Park, MO, finished in the third place spot. When they say "save the best for last", it was certainly true as the Class lGs took the final green of the day. After being overpowered on the third lap, Terry Severson, Spooner, stuck to Dave Vandermissen Jr. like glue, but couldn't quite muster up enough engine to overcome the leader Vandermissen. Terry Stotzheim, N. Fond du Lac, WI, came off one of the jumps goofy, lost control and slid backwards into one of the earth mover tires used to mark the track. With help from track workers, the snuffed out motor was refired for Stotzheim to continue on with the race. Randy 1.asnoski, Bark River, MI, who had co-driven with Jim Sharkey during the Class 8 action, now took Sharkey for a third place ride in his Class 10 buggy. With the races over, drivers . headed towards• the administra-tion building to pick up their winnings before starting on their voyages homeward. The only thing left of the 86 Hodag will be reminiscences of the du·st-free track ( thanks to Mother Nature), the big party Saturday night, and some of the best racing ever. 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SEND FOR FREE INFORMATION AND PRICES TODAY METAL PRODUCTS, u =!-8745 Megnolla Ave.• Seniff, _CA 92071 • 619/449-9690 -Page 36 U.P. Off Road 100 at Bark River, Michigan The U.P. Off Road 100 is the believe. He hit so hard he tore the fifth race in the Formula Desert bell housing out of the tranny. In Dog Series. It is held in Bark fact, he tore things up so bad that River, Michigan, which is located the only thing keeping the engine just30 minutes west of Escanaba :nside the chassis were the oil in the Upper Peninsula. The 1-ines . · Luckily, he wasn't track is 2½ miles long and is laid seriously hurt. Tom Arthur, out on a mink farm there. The from Midland, Michigan, driving heats at this race are always one a Mirage finished third and Scott hour long and the only problem Schwalbe was fourth. is, that with the track as long as it Meanwhile in the 3 and 4 is and the long heats, the cars got action there were only three spread pretty thin at times. Even entries. John Heidtman took the so, the spectator hill was packed win, Matt Foltz was second and · with a much bigger crowd on Greg Gerlach was third. Sunday than on Saturday. This There were ten Class 10 (2 race is sponsored by the Bark seat) cars. Brian Adams looked ' River Lions Club and Strohs like he was going to win it but by Beer. lap 8 he was dropping off the By Brenda Parker seat 10s) were next. There were 22 cars lined up on the hill for the start of this race. Lee Wuesthoff, in a Magnum, was the first car over the bridge followed closely by Jeff Probst in his Armstrong shod Berrien. Mike Parker, also in an Armstrong sponsored Berrien, was third. They stayed pretty much in this orde11 until, with ten minutes left in the race, Parker pitted. He has a small gas tank in his car and in an hour long race it was necessary for him to put in gas. He lost only one position however, and was back on the track but a couple of laps later he was parked for good with a broken manifold. Tom Schwartzburg then moved into third place. At the finish it was Wuesthoff, Probst and Schwartz-burg with Barry Kline in fourth. On Saturday the first heat of pace because of a broken tie rod. the day held . Classes 6 and 13. He did manage to hang in there Mike Falk in his Class 13 car was and finished in third. Randy the first one down the hill and Lasnoski moved into first place across the bridge. He led 'ti! the for several laps but was soon half way mark when George passed by Terry Spradlin. Konitzer, who had been doing Moving up from the rear of the battle with Sam Konitzer, finally pack came Terry Stotzhein and passed both Sam and Falk to take he and Spradlin were nose to tail the lead. 'George went on to win right up to the checkered flag. ·with Sam in second and Jim Terry Severson had run in Bradley taking third. Falk ended second place for the first part of up in fourth. the race but soon dropped out In Class 6 it was Allen Fannin with a smoking engine. Attrition running flag to flag for the win. was high and at the end of the • Jon Kaempf and Don Leigeois hour it was Spradlin for the win, were fighting for second and Stotzhein in second and Adams changed position several times in third. during the hour. long event. Class 5-1600 had only four Kaempf made the final pass to entries. Jim Pfeffer led for three take second and Leigeois finished laps, . long enough for Ron in third. Karlman to move up through the Meantime, in Class 1-1600, David VanDenElzen beat everyone across the bridge. Todd Attig was hard on his heels however, and Mike Seefeldt was right behind Attig. Attig kept the pressure on and it was a see-saw between him :fnd VanDenElzen-for first place. Chuck Williams slowly moved through the pack to jump into third place and then it was a three way battle for the lead. No one was giving an inch. At one point the cars approa<;:hed the bridge three abreast. You could see what was coming. No one was going to give and they didn't. Chuck got pinched off and ended up in the ditch along side the creek. He only lost one position and was soon back in the hunt. At this track the start is on the other cars and pass Pfeffer for top of a hill and after running first place. Ron then led 'ti! the several hundred feet the track flag was drofped. Pfeffer came in narrows to a two lane bridge second, Phi Freiinu~h was third across the creek. You can and Jeff Therriault was fourth. imagine the tension on the The Challenger or Class 1 ls drivers as they look across from were on the track at the same one side to f another and see 23 .time as the 5-1600s. It was an cars lined up knowing that they easy win for Chad Ramesh. He have only two lanes to get across was in a race for a few laps with the bridge. That is how many cars James Hook but Hook soon were in the ~ingle line for the start dropped farther and farther of the Class 2-1600 race. Scott behind. Hook did finish in Taylor was first off the start line second place, Glen Mathews was and ran first until, with only third arid Curt Gerald finished three· laps left he was out with fourth. engine trouble. Kevin Probst was On Sunday morning the first running a· close second and cars on the track were the Class inherited first place when Taylor 2s and 8s. David Vandermissen, pulled out. John Koran and Jr. was never challenged for the · Chuck Williams were running lead; and his Dad moved quickly third and fourth until the half into second place. By lap four he way mark when Williams finally was sitting on the top of the hill got around Koran. John then watching· everyone else. Brian started to drop off the pace and Adams, who had repaired his was soon parked on the side. broken tie rod overnight, was in David Vandermissen; Jr. hung in the thick of things until, with there for third place. Moving up only six laps to go, he was through the pack and driving a parked. Dave, Jr. took the win steady race, was Doug Motto. and was the only car in the class Both he and Todd Wallace drove still running when the flag a good race and at the checkered dropped. flag finished in fourth and fifth In Class 8 Jack Flannery respectively. jumped into the lead and, as Classes 1, 3 and 4 were on the usual, he outdrove everyone else. track at the same time. Kevin He was half a lap ahead of Probst in his Berrien Laser went everyone else in his class. Dave flag to flag for the win. David Hackers and Jim Sharkey were Vandermissen, Sr. was right on doing battle for a while until his tail. This was a battle of the · Hackers made the pass on tire companies since Kevin is · Sharkey and finished in second sponsored by Armstrong and place. Sharkey finished in third. Vandermissen by BFGoodrich. Dennis Ferdon, who ran.strong Mike Paulson was pushing David for about half the race, suddenly pretty hard, and, in taking one of pulled ~ff just past the timing , th)~'Jumpl5·,.Jle,g0t c;ass~d up and ·, tower with a broken fr0n.t•e~c;i. dia an endo like you wouldn't Classes 1-1600 and 9 (smgle . . October 1986 Attig started having engine trouble and started backing off. This allowed Kevin Probst to get around him for the lead with VanDenElzen in third. Williams was running fourth but got into some trouble back in the woods and roU-ed his car and he lost another position. By the time the flag fell Attig had parked his car and this left Probst in first, VanDenElzen second, John Koran third and Williams fourth'. At this race there is a "no. passing" zone right in front of the timing tower. VanDenElzen was penalized one position for passing in this zone and ended up - third. . . In the He;ivy Metal Champion- · ship Matt Foltz and Greg Gerlach were butting heads for the lead. The crowd loved it. Just as Gerlach pulled around Foltz he blew either his engine or a radiator because smoke was pouring from his car. He managed to hang in there to take · the win with smoke billowing behind him. Foltz was second and George Konitzer in .his Class 13 was third. In the Limited Championship Kevin Probst moved from fourth to first in just a couple of!aps and took the win. John Koran was second and Dav,.e Walling finished in third. The Unlimited Championship saw Lee Wuest-hoff come away the big winner with Scott Schwalbe second and Terry Severson in third. Dusty Times

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-----------------------------------------------------·-- ·-' I i . ! \ THE BUDWEISER SUPERSTITION 150 Ill Gress Hibbs Wins Overall. in a Class 10 Car By The Fudpw::ker Racing T earn Photos: Carlos Aiiina/ Hot Shots Photographies Tim McDonnell did the major spectacular on the Ancient Dry Lake; after this roll, he landed the Class 1 on its head, damaging only the car and his pride. , The scene was set on the Seventh overall, but third in Class 10. Before the start the 2-Ancien t Dry Lake Bed in time, was a iow flying two seater 1600s had voted not to run with Imperial county, CA, for the crewed by Dave Marini and the 1--600s. It was beginnig to third running of the Budweiser Les.lie Smith, the first 2-1600 look like a mistake. Dave Marini Superstition250 last August. On a round. Two slots behind, , had averaged a little over48 mph a beautiful desert summer night thanks to Keith Ca 11 en' s for the first two laps, nearly five Gregg Hibbs, with a little help navigation, was the first Class 5 mph more than Richard Frisby, from Mike Julson, nailed down Bug, Max Razo at the helm. Then the first 1-600. But, look out! the overall win. It was the second came the biggest surprise of the Right behind Rick was the old year in a row that a Class 10 car evening. Jeff Wright had not only pa'thfinder Brad Inch. Callen had · "' ended up in the winners' circle completed his first lap in three kept Razo on track, and Steele first. The winning tijlle was 4 tries, but he drove the second had resisted the pleading of Pee 'hours, 24 minutes, 38 seconds, open car. Still, the question Weetostopforabeer.Bothheld for an average speed of 49.88 remained - would we ever see their positions, first 5 and first mph. him again?· truck. The winner last year, -Mike In at the eleventh overall Armstrong Tires clad Rex Julson, I and his sister Sharron, position came Dan Araujo, just a Lewis was bidding for first •in roared off the starting line first. heartbeat ahead of the second 1- Class 100. He had just put over They were followed every 15 1600 of Allen Hensley/ Chuck 39 minutes on Joel Sallada, and seconds until 84 cars had set Guriter. Dan had averaged 46.49 the Armstrong contingency forth on their sojourn across the mph, Allen 46.48! The 70th money was starting to burn a desert. It was a record entry for vehicle to leave was Mark hole in his_pocket.,Jim Delaney the· race. For some, like crazy · Steele's truck. However, with and Bart Hamilton ventured Larry McCullen, it would be a Pee Wee shouting instructions down from Redondo Beach. very short race. Exploding off the like, "Hey, let's stop for a beer, Their eyes had adjusted to the line, he power shifted into · or did you see that hard body", night, their bodies to the heat, second gear, then third. Oops! Mark brought them around 21st and if the gremlins didn't bite, Nothing there, he muttered as he time wise, just behind Robert the Challenger Class win was coasted to a stop, less than a mile Whitted's 5-1600. Robert was theirs. With lightning speed Pops off the start line. For others, the averaging 44.61 mph to Mark's Devecerlly skillfully negotiated first lap would seem endless. 44.13. The first Challenger car his 5-1600 into the lead.Turning Charging through the night Mark_ Cameron got the job done in Class 1, going ttJe _distance to take the class victory over eight other starters. home happy: Rick Scalzo jumped into the lead car, and it self destructed. Cameron Steele succumbed to Pee Wee's suggestions, and Jeff Wright had . vanished into the night. James Saasta's truck with John Bonyer on board slept quietly along the course. Mark Cameron inherited the Open Class lead, broke; fixed it, and finally won his class. While all this was going ·on, Gregg Hibbs smiled as he slipped by a sick open car. He knew with a little luck, the race could be his. A little luck was what he got, but not the kind he wanted. An errant rock knocked his helmet shield off. Five miles later his eyes were thrashed, and he started calling for help. Thanks to Bob Hynes, from the BFGoodrich Radio Relay, he contacted Mike Julson. You w;mt me to drive the lead car on the last lap? Gee, I dont't know, I · haven't done this since last year. Can you be here in two minutes?. Remember, this is lap 3, or how can I snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Lots of racers broke, others put thier foot in the carb, and . some choked. Richard Binder, Class 10, had the fastest lap, 51.64 mph, but he had a mistake looming over · his head. Blind, Hibbs was next at 4 7 .63 mph, and our pathfinder, Brad Inch, was third but still behind the first 2-1600 on time in his 1-1600. Rex Lewis had his Class 100 around for the 67 th best lap time. Last year's Class 100 winner John Neff handed . the driving duties over to Bill Maki, with this word of caution. "The throttle is sticking". What he forgot to tell Bill was that there were only two settings, _idle or out of control. Bill soon found why they were not first. Nobody's that brave. ·Fast Andy Devercelly breathed a little easier when the snail held on to first in 5-1600. Then he discovered that Robert Whitted, while still. second on total time, had a third lap nearly two mph faster. Gordan Clark, Sr. made his driving debut with slim Gordan. The 5-16,Q,Q,c~r owner, Mike Lund, had s~cured third place. Gordan was proud that he had passed his nearest competi-tor. Then the House of Buggies space shuttle blasted off, landing on all four wheels with only one flat tire. They never made orbit! Their race ended a_t Plaster City Becky and Darrel Bahrke, driving was driven by Jack Hettinger: to his snot nosed kid, Andy the· -the official boat of the· Meanwhile, Becky and Darrel third, he said, "I know you can't Superstition 250, sped away, · · were looking for Check 1. drive as fast as I can, but what ~ never to be seen again or so i_t On the gas and hauling ass is · everyoudo,·don'tlosethelead." seemed. Thinking this was the. the only way to describe the first · Just before the start of the . Bonneville Salt Flats, they tried two laps of Mike and Sharron. demolition derby on lap 3, Hal · to set a new land speed record, Julson. They now had ten-Graves and Greg Hutchinsoi:i. · and in the process they set a new minutes, 21 seconds lead; But, completed the winning lap . in course record of 8.72 mph arid_ . Gregg Hibbs was next,· then Class 6. Their righteous 1-965 an elapsed time of 6 hours, 1'8 Dennis Green and Richard Mustang had done everything-minutes, 30 seconds for their Binder, the latter three all in . . required to win, and they went first and final lap. Less than one hour after the start, Bob "Weatherman." Steinburger's radio came to life. Car# 100 was a mile away and ho one else was in sight. Mike Julson· had promised his sister a ride, · and what a ride it was, almost 59 mph; and over five minutes ahead of second place. One of the sponsors, Richard Binder of Off Road Buggy Supply in Yuma, AZ, was the first Class 10 around, and next, followed by Gregg Hibbs in the worst· position he would have all night -at third overall; but, he was almost nine minu~es pff the pace, and fifth on elasped time. · Page 38 On a real holiday, Max Razo and John Johnson had a good time in the'desert,' and also came in first in the five car Class 5 contest. . October 1986 · Rex Lewis and Ken Seale came south from Lompoc to gain the AMSA Class . too points, and they won th_e 14 car class, well,worth the trip. · The Coronado Fl acing Team ·s Andy Devercellys, father and son, ran fast all the way to take the top hono(s from the _15 chargers in Class 5-1600. DustyTimes

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East. With the Steele truck stopped at the refreshment stand; a little old Class 7 truck fit comfortably into first. Tim Young and partners were cruising, and Becky and Darrel sighted Plaster City East. Then it was over. Gregg Hibbs had won his first Budweiser Stiperstition 25d. Oh, sure, Mike · Julson, with a ~mile tha t wouldn't quit, was the driver at the end. But, it was Gregg and his dad Ben that made it possible. Under the brilliant glow of the . Clairemont equipment rental light, the champagne flowed. Fudpucker Rancing Team applauds a great and a proud winner. Second overall a~d second in Class 10 went to Dennis Green. In his first full year of racing, this young man has come a long way. Carrying the Wright Place. colors,' he has raced the Mint, finished second in an AMSA race in Class 10, and with this finish, it looks like he will be the AMSA · Class 10 desert champion. Congratulations! Car owner, driver and good friend Ken Snyder, of Holtville; CA, finally ended up in the winner's circle, first in Class 2-1600. The earth's · first dust cloud was followed by a hard charging Johnny Johnson. He· thought. he was chasing another 5-1600 car. A few centuries go by and lo and behold he is chasing another dust storm. But, this time he wins Class. 5 with Max Razo, and -captured fourth overall. Pacing nervous! y a:t home check was our pathfinder brother, Brad Inch. He '3/as late, and all the~ last-' lap . fears ran through his .mind. Millions of years · passed before a very dim light was spotted slowly rolling towards the finish, 100 feet short ·he died. Out of gas arid dehydrated, Brad Inch was home and the .Chinese Fire Drill began, • 1 Jim Delaney and Bart Hamilton came f~om Redondo Beach to race.1their Challenge car, and they raced hard to take the cleyss title a(the flag. Jeff Papple and Ray Maxey dash across the desert en route to a fine sebond place among theJive starters in Class 2-1600. running for gas and water, there "the S~ail" Devercelly had not were bodies everywhere. As they only won the 5-1600 class, but converged on Brad, so did the he finished ninth overall. His dad che'ckered flag. Eight minutes smiled! Allen; Hensleyia~d later Rex Lewrs won 'the Chuck Gunter rounded out the Armstrong Tire money and Cl::iss top ten, third in Class 1-1600. 100. About 25 minutes later, Slowly but surely the wicyners Rick. Frisby finished seventh sped across the finish line: They overall and second in 1-1600. were greeted by the Budweiser· The second Class 5 car with Trailer and its endless supply of Wayne Lacher the driver of cool refreshments. Robert record, and some stiff from Whitted, of Whitted Liquor in Laguna Niguel followed a minute Brawley, CA donated the suds. later. Then the Coronado Racing HPS Cubricants furnished a Tea!'Il started celebrating. Andy finisher mug to every car ,and a: marriage was made. . Tim Young broughr his little Class 7 truck in first, followJd by Craig "·Mr. Brutal" Corda's Ford. Jim and Bart"' from Redondo Beach edged out Jack Hetteinger and Art Eugenio for the Challenger Class .win. 1 The post race party is just coming to an end when, sailing out of the Flying over the soft sand, Rick Frisby drove alone to a fine second place in the close contest in Class 1-1600. , darkness came the official boat With Becky and Darrel. But, it is . not over yet! David Van Ness and car #59 are still runrting. Then, just when, we know it is over, 'the 5-1600 of Roberto's Taco Shop passes the midway point. Bring on the fatl_ady, this thing has got to end sometime. . Sunday morning as the Mike Lund House ofBuggies breakfast is be-ing prepared, I had. an unpleasant task. I have to tell second overall, (not Dennis Green) that he has been dr9ped a lap for passing ~fter a c~eck aheaa sign at Check 2. Although assured this would not be publicized, he, being . a sports-man, .asked me to make sure·that everyone knew that when a r ule is broken the driver suffers. the consequences. Tharik'you. J Shannon Winberly, Craig Corda .and Brett Driscoll had a go.od night-in the desert behind a windshield, and finished second in truc_ks. Dusty nmes·. When the results were mailed out every driver of record got quite a pleasant surprise. The, insurance fee had been set with a less _,thg-ns7;~ :<;-:a,r, en try: expec,t.eq. ,· went way·over that, !Fud promised the drivers at the October 1986 H~I Gravps1and Greg Hutchison went the farthest the fa~tesi in their Mustang, . and they SRed by .the other Class 6 cars to win -the class, · • I • Dennis Green tried hard in the Class io battle, but at the finish he had to settle for second spot, behind the ove~a/1 winner, John King and Jeff '.'Plopin" Plourd team-up in Class 109, and the~ faired well ,in the big class; taking a strong secondplace. meeting that they wouid get a each entry on the insurance, How rebate on the, insurance cost. So about that for a real sportsrrian-tucked in with the results was a like gesture from the Fudpucker crisp five dollar bill, the rebate to Racing T earn? 11111 R.L.H. 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i. .\ The Losers• ~· "··-."' .,--· -~ -•_:-::7 ' 1'hile~a-n~trocrr; :tlkt!'re'Way-t0' bas--Th·t1 truck,.·came"ti'p <:~h him fa~t;' ,•Riverside,-~hen<thefifstplacFcaT By Judy Smith Vegas., It was a long trip, and hit him, and ·p1,1shed him into the was. ~e~Jared illegal . _9ry the '"'!""------------------------ Brad had no sleep for 24 hours. rocks. Carl got out and worked · grounds that ·he had the wrong_ "Worse than the Mint." "The first lap. He got that replaced, Then, in· checking the car _ on this and that, getting the'car fan shroud, ironically suffered roughest mother I've ever been only to lose a front end a bit later. _before . the•. race, . his crew driveable again, and he went on, the same at the Frontier on." "Worst race I've ever run." Aaron Hawley, who drives a -discovered that the adjuster had but the transmission h~d what he 500. Those descriptioris, from Class 1 Raceco, did a spectacular startecJ to blow out through the · called a "terminal clunk, clunk" · It seems that. Minga; :~hp· -three veteran drivers, sound Hke endo on the fo:st lap. He hit the . top, so i:hey welded it . up and . from that point on. It was a very builds his own car, was' 11,lissing. · · what a Loser would say after a first big hole just before Jean Dry · hoped for the best. He got·about · hot day, and as he worked on his part of the sheet metal from disastrous race. But·in this case · Lake, only about eight miles into 20 miles into the race and blew a car, Carl drank up ._his water arot:md the . cylin:der heads. those phrases come from two the race. Sandy Howe, K.J.'s_ c.v., and_ when ·they checked supply, and by the timeh.e had According to HORA officials he class winners and a second pla·ce brother, who saw the accident, things over, they discovered tha.t, ·limped back to· the start/ finish,. had been_ told; by SCORE finisher. We wonder what the reports that the carburetor was the_ adjuJ ter was going ·away ~ he was sick and throwing up officials, that it would. be Losers would have said if we torn off the car· and gas flew agam, so they were out. At least from the heat. Carl is · necessary to replac;e that sheet could have caught. them at the _ everywhere. When the car Brad could finally get some sleep. understandably not pleased with .. metal. Minga, who said he felt appropriate moment? landed, Howe says, Hawley was In Class 5 the Diehl and that truck driver. · that since this race was under the With 193startersandonly68 unconsciousandthegaswenttip. Longley teall,l· had ·a variety of ,_ We 'have a late Mint Loser aegis of a 'different promoting finishers, the Frontier 500 left in flamesi Hawley's shoulder troubles. -They lost a master story, concerning Mark,.Hansen group (HOR.A), the same would 125racers in its dust. One of the strap pads were on fire. Howe cylinder on the first lap, got that and Malcolm Vinje. They are nm apply. According to Walt early Losers was Rob Tolleson, tells us that the horrified. replaced and went on. Ai: a .pit driving a Class 7S truck this year, · Lott, he was told it would. last year's overall champion, who observers thought he was going stop they discov~red that the oil · and it's been taking theJll a while So, since it was riow · the had a flat about two miles off the to burn to death. Some began to was . way down and the car took to get things sorted out. At the evening before . the race, Minga start line. He wobbled along to throw dirt, anq a friend of three quarts, which they couldn't Mint they lost a drive sh:1ft about made a repaJr. He took another about mile 10. where ,he got tr Howe's, Greg Lewis,·· reached figure out at the time. Then the 55 miles into the r:1ce, and got set of s'heet ·metal; which changed, but: then· he-had two into the cockpit and patted the· c_ar rolled over on the second lap, that fixed, and then got almost to·. included the parts missing on his more flats before he got to mile flames with his bare hands. losing a- bit more . time, and Check 1 on the second lap ana car, and bolted or screwed it to _75 or so, where he got a rock in Another report, .in the cifficiaL .finally,·, when the clutch started _lost a steering box. They had no his sheet metal. J t was neatly the fan belt. By the time he saw press notes, states . that. bave_ · slipping badly, they realized that spare, so they hustled off to a done according fo reports, but it the :warning light and turned off Simpson, from: the McDonald's · the oil had all seeped through a wrecking yard in Las Vegas, and . wasn 't·exactly a-correction of the 'the motor, itwasalreadytoolate. crew; burned his hands and leaky rear main seal, and they found one, but they didn't have situation. The tech, inspectors: Wilen he hopped out to see.what forearms helping to extinguish were, out of it. . · enough money .to pay for .it. They for whatever reason, didn't see it had happened; the rockwas still v•the flames. . . .. " , Bill Ramsay, who doesn't. even made a quick dash back to gather' .to say "aye" or "nay" in the jammed in thepulley. Tolleson's Happily, Hawley regained · dr_ive,becameaLoser~tthisrace . . up some money .to buy iti .and. morning before the ra<::e. But .. car builder, chief pitpersori and. consciousness, was helped from Hts son, Jae½, w_as havmg a lot of when . they g~t back to the after the· rate -t hey got a good· relief driver, Bill Varries, says he the car, and was taken by small problems m thel600dass, _ wrecking yard 1t had closed for look at it, and deciaed ,to-have a was back in his motel and-in the ambulance to.thehospital,where. and at ~ne point BiH wa·s_ridin_g the :day. ~ter some franti<;: meeting. , The result ··of the pool by noon. ~e was reported .in good on th.e side of th~ car to direct 1t runnmg - aroun~, they · found meeting was t_hat-Minga's car W:J.S . D~ck Weyrich, all t.he way -condition. In fact Walt Lott told to a welder. He slipped off the car another wreck mg yard , and declared illegal, and he wa.s. down from Portland, Oregon, us that he had c~me back to the and the _rear tire went over his another steering box, but they'd disqualified. -":.-,,. ·\' · .. with his son Gary; to race in start/finish area_ a short time foot and ankle, breaking the run out of time for Jhe Mint. Our las_t Loser , story , starts Class 10, lost a motor 81 miles .later-. We congratulate the quick- hon~ . in rwo places. The c~r ~id Their effort did11 't go much back.· in August. Scott : Taylor, into therace. And Beny Canela, ,..thinking . bystanders ·who get ft~_ed and went on to fm1_sh, more smoothly at the Fr.ontier. who ha.ils . from -Bel.vfdeu, who drives in Class 2 with a disregarded their own safety to but Bill ~ad t.o go to the hospital Hansen, who _do~s the rac~ prep IlliJ1ois, used. ·a . big '85 Fp rd Toyota powered car, had · so·· put out the flames and help for a wh1le. •. . on the truck, haa e_verythmg all Diese1 truck to' .tow his race many flats on his first lap that he Hawley .. And we congratulate In <:;lass 8, Dale S~xton had a do~e on time, load~d it up on the trailer and all his gear on· his ranoutof'spares,andgotstuck. Hawley for his·good fortune in h~rd_firstlap.Tobegm,someone · trniler, hooked it, •to his annual ·foray to Riverside this Hispitus~dupanhouranda,half making his mistake where there h1th1mandtoreoffarearquarter motorhome, and took off. But - year.-He didn,'t have ,a great getting tires out to him and he were people to help: · p~Qel,_and then he got into a rock the motorhom~ began to have weekend, losing a transmission finally went.on. But on lap rwo, a Here's one we haven"t.had .in pile and bent up the front end problems, and 1t, ta@k-.them.1.2 on,-one · ca.r,, .. ane ••a••r-adiatm in little rock about the size of a bean the Lose~s for abi)ur four years: and _d~i've. shaft. But he managed . hours ,to_ get to Las Vegas, which another, ,iand-·rlien °l'le had· to . holed his radiator and that was Rod Hall . . Rodney and Jim to fm1sh-the lap and hand the brought them m after tech arid hustle everythirig together arid ; the end of his day. . Fricker, his co-0river, got as far truckover to :Larry Wilcox, who registration ·had clo~~d. Luckily, head for home bticause· the next Chris Robinson, who drives as the Goodsprings area on lap . had his wife, Marle~e, as the HJ:?RA . folks · unde(stand race in the midwist points series . the Larry . Minor Oldsmobile, one and "a big rock rolled up . _passenger. It_. \\'.as her f~rst. 9ff these _thmgs_, and they got teched was coming· ·up in.· Cr:andon, was racing in good company this under thetruck."Hallsayshegot ro:id race. Wilcox ~ota ways mto and s1g~ed m late.· ... Wisconsin in a'.couple qf.~eeks: time, having entered Class 2. But· a little airborne, and when he the se-cond lap and the bent front But m the. race they broke a ·When Scott got. to A.lbu,quer~ · he didn't get to stay with it for landed the rock was right under end broke. They got·it fixed and torsion bar mount. At first they que helost the motor in the.Ford very long. He had problems with the oil pan. The oil pan was went on:. About five miles later didn't know what had_ happened, tru~k. So he had to take it• J:6 a his fan belts again (same thing wiped out and the bell housing th~ starter broke, and they fixed and_ they'd just .jack up the dealer there, and leave it{atidhop happened at Barstow) and was ·was bro.ken "clear in two", in that. _Then -he we_nt a ways and torsion bar a bit and go on, and a plane back to Hlinois. Then he having serious cooling problems · Fricker's : words. They got help . had a fl_at; _and when he went fO . the_n1 ie·d ~ta rte~ · to sag, and . borrowed a tnick, drove ~ b'a:ck--when he got going again. Chris pretty quickly, but it was a major change 1t d1s~overed he couldn _t, they d. do 1t _agam, an? so on. , down to Aiquque'rque, ~itched had to · keep watching the job, as the truck needed a new oil · because the-Jack had been left m . They fmally d1sccwered 1t was the everything · to.;3;,• the ·., borr-owed -temperature gauge, and when-pump·, ne\,1/ drive line, new trans, ... th~ pre-.runner.. So Wilcox had to moµnt, and by then; with_ so '. truck, and went back 'home and ever it started to get too hot he'd pan, . and other miscellaneous wait for the pit truck to get to much down. time, decided to call o'n to Crandon for the race: He back out .of it to give things a items. Their first lap took eight- him·to change the tire. . · · it a·day. . . . did alright there, with a.couple of .chance to cool off. Well, he paid and-a~h;ilf hours, and.everything The¥ had. struggled_ In • the_ Challenge class Mike s.econds and. a first, but in the a bit too much attention to that leaked after-that, so they had to the 95 mile marker on the second .. LaPlant and Rich Richardson meantime; · his truck sat in gauge, ran into a big rock, and keep stopping to put in oil. To lap ".Vhen a tie rod broke, finally ; had a fl~t tire· when a tube split, Albuquerque. · · · : -pushed the radiator into the fan, top off a bad day, they whacked puttmg them completely out. on the first lap. When they went Scott is friends with Chuck giving himself a terminal cooling an on-course pit frti<:k with their ~arlene, _ ~hen ~sk~,d how ~he to.fix it, the _iug1 wrench brok~, .· Johnson, who's racing the problem. That was lap one, and rear quarter~panel on their third . liked her_ nde,_ said, It w,as ~:nd and . they d1~n t haye a big · SCORE/HORA series this year, the end of their race. lap. Hall ran out of time; and of fut:i, when 1t was ~ov!n~. · . breaker 9ar with them. _So they . in his Class 7S truck, so he made Roger-Mears led Class 7 for a couldn't get the fourth lap in, M~rk Steele, who s d~1vmg m had to ch~sel the the flat, a 'deal with , Chuck-~ho was · lap, but lost his motor about 100 ending his long, long string of Class~ thes_e days, lost his motor an, effort that took _them ab_out coming oµt to race the Frontie·r miles into lap two. Lennie finishes and wins. . 13 miles mto the race. And two hour.s. And dunng that time 500, to· get his tr.uck back to Newman, who drives in Class 2 Willie MelancQn, running in . Dennis Ro~ers, _ in the 5-_16.00 both Ric~ and ~is pass~nger ha~ · Illinois. Chuck was going to drive had his adjuster bolts fall ou~ Class 1-1600, had a flat on the class, lost his motor about four tussles with an mterfermg cactus his chase truck out from early on lap one. He got them first lap and had to run on it for a · miles from the end of his second· bush, . and came off Losers. Rockford, and then, on his way replaced fairly quickly, butth~n while, and then he got the car, a lap .. Steve ,Tetrick an9 Fred When they finally got all the nuts back, go'thrQugh Albuquerque, helosthispowersteering.Onthe new Mir~ge, ' on. its side, Ro_nn, whod h~d the overall off,theyhada 19mm.wrencht_o pic~upScott'struckandtowthe second lap he lost a wheel, and a scratching his ne~ toy. But he ~omt~ lead_ to this race, broke a put on the·spare, and the spare · chase truck home with it. It cv. boot, and a bit further on he finished lap· one got out on lap lif~er m their Class 10 car, on the nuts, and they were racing again. seemed like the perfect answer. , _ lost a rear brake. ,Lennie reports two, only to have a front trailing third _ lap. Gregg Symonds had But oh the second lap LaPlant · ,But Chuck's chase truck that they make a good Vodka · arm shear off:· electrical trouble on lap one and forgot ,about a hole on the stretch .. starteJ · having serious transmis-Collins in Jean; He complained Brad Person . who drives in then his co-driver, Mike Patrick, coming in by the Rest Area; and .• sion trouble ori the way through bitterly that his co-driver, Mike Class 10, had' a bad weekend. broke a lower front trailing arm rolled the car. It landed on the , Mojave, and was causing a lot of Gaughan, hadn't ev.en got his Shortly after he left the Phoenix ' on the second lap. · front, and then oh a rear tir.e, wo-,:iy. In f;ict, .Chuclc wasn't go-drivi_ng suit dirty. But that was area to head to Las Vegas, his. Carl-Cabaniss, who drives the · hardly damaging the frame, b',lf · ing to be able to use it as a chase fixed later when Walker Evans truck blew a transmission.' So he Challenge car that looks like a the jolt was s.o hard that i.t broke vehicle for the race. He asked his put Mike in the Dodge to run.the turned around and. went back Baja Bug, got into the second lap, the nose cone-and_they couldn't co-driver,·· Mike Poppie, -also last lap . . It took Gaughan six home. There he got out his spare running o.~ .• and _saw a ~lass 8 . keep it in gear .after that: .·. from themidwest;to bring along · hoursand42mi&utestomakelt truck and welded in the fifth- truck commg up on him, He · One .Loser .was created -in a the spare transmission when he·· arol}~~ that, on~ fin,aHoop., .. ,, 1._w,h .. ee,l _mq_u, nr,, l,oaded, ,· .. t,he, tr;u,·le.r_ ~aved_ his ~.a .. _nYd,n o_,.s .... i,g,? a11. ,th, at_h, e. ,di_ft:.ere,.n,t_w~v ... a,-t_the .. .. n.·tier.·_500. ~ flew out fo.' r. the, race.··,. but the : , .. David' J3ryan,~-~rfving a JeepJn, 9.n,-~~, toolc off, agai_n., Bui fhe :l<;new . th,e ~ru~k .~asc}:ht~e: _.<1:1:~- .R'~~~ . -~~~g:3j;-'_-'e:hali§~~e~, cl~ss; afrlifre' 't6ok · a 'dim .view of" iSJ.,·i:· . Class 3, lost his radiato'i-.ori the spare truck would do -onlv 35 pulled over as far as' he·-coulcl:· wl101.was 'ded a'recl tne--wmner at 11=. Pa,e 40 October 1986 Dus~nmes J j .I

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J I GRO_UP CONCEPT OFF ROAD _A Group Formed for ihe Betterment-of -Short Course Racin!; By._Homer · Etibaiiks Group Concept Off Road '.is exactly what the name implies, a group effort that· feels through organization they can help short course racing advance into. the professional ranks it deserves. -The organization is a snow ball effect created by racers wanting_ more say in the production of _ short course racing events: One thing common with all types of racing is the fact the racers feel · -they ge·t pushed around· due to entry fees, ticket hassles and low purses. After a few· of the short course racers started talking among themselves they came up with an idea they hope will benefit everyone concerned. The basic idea is to present a promoter with a professional racing and promotional package: As of this writing the . group represents 40 Odysseys, 12 Class 1-2-1600 and 25 Class 10 cars so they can off er a : promoter a guaranteed group of rac~rs. Not ·_ only that, many of the group are past and present champions in their class. If having the top short course racers alone doesn't - attracf a promoter, they will even offenhemselves for promotional d~ty at shopping malls and grand gpenings s? the public cari get a cJosr up view of the machinery /and-drivers. Not -only does the group feel this will help -the promoter get mOre ' of an audience but they also will meet the drivers and find their pro{~~iQDill ,:a~ti1~1Jd~sj s a, stark contrast 't'o - -die · image some people have aboui off road racers. In addition, the group is planning to set up a media area at each race so the· media can interyiew any of. the racers at· length·. Agai:n, the total concept-is to create a · professi'onal. environment for those working at the races. . The group got started when a couple of the racers that own five -race cars (elt they: were · not seems it was too big for Gltry~on luggage, and _(since they detected a drop-of 01!) was -classified as flammable, arid couldn't go as extra baggage. There wasn't time enough to get it to ati2,ir freight line, so Mike ha:d to leave the spare trans in Illinois. Chuck's -race turned out as poorly as the rest othis plans.'His race truck's transmission overheated badly on the firstlaP, so they_ stopped to allow. it to. cool. Then. they refilled it with transmission fluid and went ~m. But they had to stop ev~ry 20 miles or so to put_ more transmission fluid in. While all this was going on, their radios,,, weren't working, and every time they stopped, they had to find a radio to borrow, so they could tell their chase people where they were. They also replaced two · batteries and three starters. Finally, they ran out of time; with only three laps done. · · Now Chuck had a broken race · truck, a broken chase truck; and . ah airline tic_ket for.a flight home .to Illinois. He ·said he also had ''.an angry friend in Illinois." · Scott Tayk>r's .. Ford may · have talcen· root in A-lbuquen.1uc·by now. DustyTimes I FROM THE ~RIVER'S!~EAT By Di~k Johnson ~getting the recognition from the promoters they deserved. Once they started voicing their opinion they found other racers felt the same way and_ formed a group,, that originally consisted of the -vegas, the show capital of the to~ --ten buggy _ racers. They world. -People come from ;aU ov~r prmted som~ flyers an~ talked to to pay · big bucks.'to see ,a good other racers abou~ the1r,co_ncept show. Theweeke_nd of Septeinoer ,and held a_ meetmg to _ discuss 5-7.was no exception_ '$50.00 what they could do to help the for Rodney Dangerfield -sportgrow. _ . . $300.00 for the Heavyweight What ca~~ out of_the meeung. fights -both of which onilv lasted -was. a dec1s100. to put for~er •about an hour. Then thei-e ,was the pro~oter Charlie Engelhart m a Frontier 500. Contingency was all posmon to speak-for the gr~:>up. da:y Friday· with close looks at Ei:tflbart has -been as~oc1ated around 200 vehicles talking to wit m_any forms of_ r_acmg and drivers and manufac~ureti~, plus ~erved m many capacmes, but ~e lots of free pictures, hats', btc. All ~s probably b_est know~ for his that for free! Then anotheduH day mvolvement m the Baia Cross S d h · h' · h Id · ·o CA . atur ay on t e course watc mg series e - m range - . · h · 1· · · · h b Engelb t' d t • ' t e race. n my opm10n t e est ' ar s u y IS to contact show of the weekend was held on promoters and present thed1roup -th s d f · · 1 · · k d . e course atur ay .rom ear y 1n as a pac age an act as me iator. th . , , •111 · -·, h I • h · This will benefit promoters as . e mornmg u . ate m t el mg t. well as the ra I t. d . f h I h:we to admire Walt !Lott for · . cers. ns ea o t e tt' • t - t · ·k [<I· th promoter announcing a race and ge mg m O a . rue •. mar_ mg e wand_ ering if_ h -·11 h course, changing his mmd and e w1 ave racers k.. . . show up he will make one call remar. 1ng sections, getting and -be guarante d f h- • everything t_ he way he wants, and e o_ aving a h . . l' f 1. certain-amount of racers. . t . enk running ~t ~ co~phe o !mes to .. Of coµrse this guarantee will ma e sure It s rig t. rp.~ pu~ cost the promot _ s th' together an_other to __ ugri one. . . er ome mg. A . . h' h I , . Il _ Each race has its-own peculiar I ttnqon 1its ig er Y fn .1h ad problems associated with it;, so c asses. e cars t at mis e . each promoter will be offered an showed lo~s of1:,attle sc~rs -bent individual proposal. Right now wheels, m1ssmg body p1eq:s, fla!s the group is mainly wanting and m_ore flats'. ' I , lower ~ntry fees and a more _ For as rough, dusty and recky as realistic admission situation for the course was, the fa~t g9ys their working crew. Both parties showed why ~hev're ~ailed fa~t. will have to give a little as they Tom ~och did the first lap in grow, but Engelbar_ d _eels In the a~prox.1mately . 2 _hours_ an._d 10 long run_ the _ professional· mmutes averaimg ~bout 5p mph. arproach by the group to work U~ _ slo~er g':1ys did ~espf ctable with the promoters_ will benefit ~1th-Rich Mmga commg m a_t a short COUl'S@ racing, as a whole. It ttle . over _ 3, hour_s and_, Rick If you would like to lend your Johnson was nght-on his tail. PIT TEAM REGISTER ' ' ' ' _jl'J~ ~ c-I-_· __ - _ · Era,. · ~ R~ We welcome_a!F Support ,Team news articles. Typed and doubk spaced c9py io acceptable. Deadlin_e is the 10th of the month. , CHAPALA DUSTERS LOS c;:AMPEONES . Jon Kennedy, President Malcoh:n Vinje, President · 3117 Killal'ney 2450 Vineyard Ave., Suite 102 Costa Mesa CA 92626 Escoridldo, CA 92025-1330 (714) 641"0155 (619) 292-0485 (home) ,CHECKERS (619) 743-1214 (work) _Max Norris, President ~adio-FM-152.960 4910 Townsend Ave. MAG 7 , Los Angeles, CA 90041 . _ Jerry McMurry, President · . (213) 255-1053..:.. (213) 254~1531 · Bruce Cranmore, Race Qirector , · · · 11244 Horizon Hills Drive CORE El Cajon, CA 92020 Karen Clark;.Race Director · -(619) 440-3737 (home) _ 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 (619) 225-6886 (work) Northridge; CA 91325 TERRA (818) ~45-3833 Jan Sunderland, President 1 - '2542 Kemper Avenue . · FAIR SUPPORT TEAM La Crescenta, CA 91214 , . i>:o: Bbx 542 (818) 248-9039 ' ' Stanto~, CA 906'80 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month Wayne Morris, President· • Jan Sunderla_nd's .house ' (714) 996-7929 l'IGHT 10 s·andy pavis; Secretary . 153 Linden Avenue ·(714) 7:12-3877 El CaJori, CA 92020 Meetinbs 1st & 3rd Weds. (619) 283~6535 (day) Holiday Inn {619)447-7955_ (night) Harbori & 91 Freeway .Gene-Robeson, President _ ,~ad!o-FM-150.860 (619) 466-8722 · support or want to discuss The temperature was· hpt and having the racers perform at your then the wind came up, l had .,_ , main objective toovercome, there next short course event contact visions of the Mint. On the course, F A I R N · was no pit that sat around waiting Charlie Engelhart at' 13704 - the dust was hk>wing so h1ad you - • -• • • -OTES .-for the 18 hot+rs to, end. Jeff Be\:hard Ave., Norwalk, CA thought there were cars al;iead of By Patrie Hamner Randall was thelrace manager and 90650 (213) 921 ~2838. you, but then everything; settles he definitely got a work out at the . and you find there's nothing there HELLO!!! · F.A.LR. IS BACK, main pit, which was located at GOODYEAR WEATHERMAN RADIO RELAY TEAM but the empty road ahead of you. ALIVE AND WELL!! If you have "Whiskey Pete's". With no major Goodcourseandagoodjob by the missedopr column inthepast few r.ace until the Baja 1000 in Frontier 500 Relay Report HORA crew. J , --- issues, rest assured, we are back to November; the Frontier 500 race By Bob ''Weatherman" Steinberger Next stop in the Score/HORA stay. If you have something you results will be. shown in next • -From atop Mt. Potosi (approx- trail is the Baja 1000. This,should would like included in our month's iss\le. Stay tuned!! imately 20_ miles east of Sloan) at be .a fast race with a lot' of riice ·column, give me a call or see me at We would like to take this time an elevation of 8,504', we set up scenery for the racers and chase the F.A.i.R. meetings. They are to thank the ever pre~ent our relay point. A perfect location crews. As of this writing Steve and held tht::_(irst and third Wednesday . "Weatherman" for his generous · as we were able to cover the entire Sal are marking the course;. ,Maps of each · ;month at the Fulleqon and overabundant help during this course. Perfect in another sense. should be out by the end of Holiday Inn, 8:00 p.m. _ and all other races. Without Bob, Shee·r beauty - clear blue skies, September. 1 On to racing ... We just got back F.A.I.R. and all of the racers no dust, not too hot, and wild ·· The first part of the course is from the "TIRE EATING" ~ould have a mcire difficult time. ariimals coming in very near 'or basl"cally the s~me ,towards La Frontier 500 in Slo;m, Nevada. He aids everyone, without into our camp. A hunter's dream! Virgin Shrine, then I'm sure_ we'll Although it was well over 1006 on discriinfnation .. ;every racer, race Abeautifulfourpointbuckand::i be seeing hew uncovered·1rough- race day, F.A.l.R. supported 18 i:eam and pii: support group. We Desert Bighorn Ram with a full ness, knowing Steve. I'll detail the race cars land did a very good job. ALL owe him;a debt of thanks. curl. :__\rophy size. · .. . Baja 1000 more in next ~onth's All of the pits got a workout·, · "THANKS BOB, FOR EVERY-. My thanks to the people·who issue. Hope to_ see y'crn in especiallypit#l. THERL.M.said 1HING!" · loaned us their Pace Landmaster Ensenada. I'm sure those of you they were located in a ·"NO PIT" , Until n_ext tiine, I would like to UL 90 watt radios · so _ we could racing will have a ·good time and a area and were reqrn:sted to move. , leave you with. this .thought: "It's effecuhe relay. They, were: Jerry hell of a race down to La Paz. They set up again aq:oss the road. Midnig~t. Does anyone know where Higman of Rel_ iable Whqlesale S~e you on the course. I . With flat tires seeming to be the Cocores' tire is?" · Lumber, who had an extra uni the --■---------!11111-•-·-■-■---■1-■---.. , ■' ■-11111!--·■-----•· •-•------■ wasn't using i~ the race. Gii:i and Denise Todorvic bt the . Thanks to rhe H.D.R,A. these dubs.:They are listed in the Gowland who entered-but didn't Emergency _ Rescue Service· who checkpoint and Road Crossing_ pit team register. . _ -run because of a blciwri engine, and wanted to experience a race from _ volunteers who helped us find lost 1 · forgot one thing :_ you Dave Western of Westcap Corp. another viewpoint. What, a job c·ars, verify !?tarting times,· etc.-thoughttheracecourse_wasto,ugh? · whose truck is still being repaired. they did! They had a lot of fiunand_ .Walt Lotf has of friendly-, More rocks -.than you have ·ever Without this generosity . from the will be back when they are n9t efficient.and very dedicated-people seen. before? Four Wheel Driye radngfrateroity,wecouldn'trelay working the medical ·part!of. the involved. I wish you could grannylow.:._enginetemperature on as many .channels or _help as race. . . comprehend the tremendous - 260°, tranny~emperatuie 265° _ , many people. Paula Sims - who's she? the effort put out by so.many people water temperature 240° for one Thanks to a great relay crew: voice of the Goodyear Tire and to make. a race happen. It's mind hour· of painful climbing and Fred Hill and Scott Iverson of PCI Rubber Company that's who! The boggling. I boun_cing over.-more rocks · than Race Radios, who afterspending beautiful 'vo_ice on the radio' who TheChapalaDusters,Checkers, you racers saw all day. That all day and part of the evening. helps people, keeps track of all.the F.A.l.R. ind-Los Campeones were mountain was the toughest overall Friday helping racers with radio cars and their tirries and is • a:s always there when we needed that we've_ been on. Why can.'t all ·, and antenna problem'> spent dedicaced"1as. any pe~son 'in Qtf th'em . . If, fby the way, your race_ the:races be at Riverside, I could twenty hours on the relay. Thanks Road Racing -that's who! effort is bogging down due to the relay from the air conditioned_ also to Gary Waymire and Pete Thanks again Paula. .· . _ -high cost of p_itting ·-:- join one of press box .. 0ctot>er 1986 I Page 41 I I j -i } ) ·', ' i I ·\ ( i - 1

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MENDEOLA . RACING TECHNOLOcv · VW • -PORSCHE • HEWLAND RACING CEARBOXES (619) 277,3100 7577 CONVOY COURT. SAN DIEGO;CA 92111 . s\S . . . -C t-1 ~ S Custom Built to Your Needs by V-ENTERPRISES Bill Varnes Mike Brown 32817 Crown Valley Rd. Acton, CA 93510 805/269-1279 INST ANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. -High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, lnclud_ing ... • NEAL Cutting Brakes'"' • Clutch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cy_linders • Hydraulic Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more. Complete Catalog. $3.00. NEAL PROD.UCTS, INC. 7171 Ronson Road San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 565-9336 Fabrication • Design 371.57 lndustrial Avenue Jon Nelson He~et. CA 9234.'J (714) 925-4448 OlieLE OIL FtLTE;M '"" ..... ~ FILTERS "USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your PerformanceDealer Today -Oil - Fuel -Transmissions -Rearends -Offroad, O_val Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc., 12414 Hwy. 99 So., Dept. OT. Everett. WA 98204 · OFF ROAC) CHASSIS ENGINEERiNG 6~79 ORAN CIRCl.E. Bi.JENA PARK. CA: 90620· Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 & 4 W .D . VANS & PICKUPS & MINI TRUCKS GABRIEL .RACING SHOCKS • .BAJ A R VDERS PRE·RUN TRUCKS • . Cus,:oM SPRINGS A XLE_ WORK • c ·usTOM. SuSPENSIO.N No"BL..,:>'7KS U S ED • ·v-,"EL·DING & FABRICAT_ION Bill Montague (714) 521~962 Establ/shed 1974 Page44 CUSTOM CHASSIS RACE PREP . OFF ROAD CONCEPTS · 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yucca Valley, CA 92,284 Dave Snoddy (619) 365-0162 ORE-OFF ROAD ENC/NEER/NC Off--..a-c.... 9720 Cozycroft . Chatsworth. CA 91311 GREG_LEWIN (81_!3) 882-2886 L Close-Up Action From 1986 SCO.RE/HDRA Desert Serles Races and SCORE Off Road World Championship 1 Hr. VHS Video Tapes $29.95 each • P.O. Box ·444 Please Write for Information El Segundo,-CA 90245-0444 THE POWER IN RACE RADIOS • 90 WATTS . • SYNTHESIZEO . '213) 426 7077 • RACE & BUSINESS USE 1 -• NEW ROAOMASTER SERIES -50 WATTS -S499 PHONE CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL . 2188 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL. CA 90806 P-~O RC 0 PRECISION OFF ROAD C~MPANY ~ ~etail Parts • Fabrication • Prototype · 721 UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO RD. COVINA, CA 91723 . TONY VANILLO (818) 91~3847 (818) 915-3848 Q'uality Products Fastener Specialists , , . Heinz (Henry) Buchhardt (213) 633-6971 . · 6845 East Compton Blvd. -Paramount, CA 90723 October 1986 A LKl:'.Y (213) 515-3570 DOUG FREEMAN (213) 320-9584 PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE VEHICLES P.O. BOX 3757 GARDENA. CA 90247-7457 . Telephone: (714) 535-4437 (714) S~S-4438 . ~-' David Kreisler ·· · 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 R·USS's,· v~ Wl· , - R~cy~llng 3317- S. Peck Rd :, Mon·rovia, CA 91016. (BEHIND TONY'S TRUCK WRECKING) (818) 574~1943 • (818) 514-1944'._,_.., __ ---,,. Speciaiizing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, .Ghia; .and 914's · · ~ ~ ~-(<3? ~ - . (213) 583:i404: · l§§J/ ~tiPsERVICE, ,~C. , _____ :.._,: METAL PROCESSING ',. 5927 Wilmington Avenue Los Angele.s, California 9000.7 S~NOBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETJCPAR.T-ICAL . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION . Ric;k Munyon Larry Smith SCORE Canada Inc. 390 CHEMIN DU, LAC, LEAY, QUE. CANADA J6N 1-A3 514-692-6171 Dusty Timcs l L i ,I ,! l f I I

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\ l SO-CAL PERFORMANCE ~ .R . '\,~ 8504 E. Compton Blvd. ~~ . Paramount, CA 90723 0 . ili!iriiiiila-J\ fl) (213) 408-0440 : \ --, ___ , --, ® IF YOU PA y FOR IT, I : ":i::"I WHY N-OT GET THE BEST//! . TM . s.o.F~T. CAR TOW ROPE From 6,600 lbs. -Up to 44,000 lbs·. From Passenger _to Heavy Duty Truck HASHI-KEN CORP. U.S.A. INC. 312 E. First Sf #400, Lds Angeles, CA 90012-Tel: (213) 620-9229 FAX: (213) 620-0160 . Cal/. your nearest de;3ler. , In L.A. McKenzie Autqmotive ... LOCATION DISTRIBUTORS TEUPHONf Anaheim, CA . Tom Stalarz (714).630-3810 Bakersfield, CAL·' Dave Ped1:ow/Wayne Ulberg (805) 948-6044 r-•,er~:::·~ : T im Schmid.I .. (805)'324-9882 Bullhead City, AZ_ .. Larry Stover (602) 758-5480 Colton, CA Dick Alden/John Donahoe (714) 877,0226 Corona.CA Cal Performance · (714) 735-7223 El Centro, CA Mike McNeece (619) 352-4721 · Fullerton, CA Jim Finn - (714) 738~782.0 Hayward,. CA Lancasted~A Las Vegas, NV Long Beach, CA Qakland/S.F., CA Phoenix, AZ Riverside, CA San Jose, CA La Vern Unser · (714) 635-5553 . Jack Bertwick (415) 783-6500 , Dave Pedrow/Wayne Ulberg Darwin Pilger/Tom Tonal Dave Wayt Chris Price ' Bill Wilhoit/Ed Clark -Sand Rails . John Graham , Mike Whitacre (805) 948-6044 Tucson, AZ,·,y::;, Don Larson ' (702) 457-5906 . (213) 437-4373 {415) 428-2600 (602) 278-6271 (714) 682-3270 (408) 723-3835 (408) 29'1-4513 (602) 745-2247 (213) 437-4373 (805) 659-5609 (602). 782-6543 -Van Nuys,-CA Dave Wayt .Ventura, CA . Bill Tipton Yuma, AZ. · Robert McNeece P.O. Box 610, 333 West Broadway; Suite 202 Long Beach, Cafiforni_a 90801-0610 RICHARD LILLY . LAURA STOUFF.ER (213) 437-4373, Manufacturers of Quality. Drive Train Components SUPER-BOOT PROD_UCTS 1649 W. Collins, Orange, CA 92667. 714-997-0766 If no answer 714-997-0767 1986 BUDWEISER SUPERSTITION 250 Ill WINNERS GREG HIBBS - 1st OVERALL, 1st CLASS 10 KEN SNYDER -1st 2-1600; BRAD INCH -1st 1-1600; MAX RAZO 1st CLASS 5; MARK CAMERON -1st OPEN; ANOY DEVERCELL Y - 1st 5-1600; REX LEWIS -1st_ CLASS 1 00; JIM DELANEY · 1st CHALLENGER; TIM YOUNG -1st TRUCK; HAL GR~ VES - 1st CLASS 6 . Dusty-Times SWAY• A~• WAYcoRP.· .~..-.. ' . Suspe nsion Components (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE; • VAN NUYS, CALI.F. 91405 GET INTO "GEAR" WITH THE WINNING NAME IN TIRES Baseball Cap: twill/mesh. one size fits all, your choice of blue, black, grey." red o r yellow. $5.00 T-Shirts: 50/50, available in S. M. L. & XL, your -choice of plue. white. grey. red or y~llow $7.00 Patches: 11/,'' XS", yellow w ith black logo. $.50 Decals: 12" X 3 " black Or w hite o n c lear, $ 1·.00 , o,· 26" X 5" with black, white, red or yellow die-cut letters. $5.00 . , -. · TO ORDER YOUR "GEAR" ... please include I1em. quant11y. s'1ze and color. aod send check. money order or MC1VISA # (Ohio residents add 5 5% lax) to. .. Mic/fey Thompson PERFORMANCE TIRES ------------P.O . _Box 227 • .Cuyat9oga Falls, OH ·44222 Inside Qhio -216 928-9092 OUTSIDE OHIO -· 800 222-9092 ·MCE TH/INS BY JEFF REOlS -. . mfiNSfiXLE -. ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering UnitH Chatsworth, CA 91311 , -~TRACKSIDE· Photo &-.t....,..lus I . PO BOX 91767 • LOS ANGELES. CA. 90009 18710 SO. NORMANOIE • SUITE C •GARDENA.CA. 90248 Jim Ober (2131 327-4493 RACINC -PIIOTOCRAPHY SPECIALISTS TAIC~-We sell more -racing . ., L gasoline than anyone ,acing gasoline else in the west! Alameda County 916 962-3514 Phoenix 602 952-2575 Bakersfield 805 393,8258 Portland 503 393;9705 Denver 303 452-5239 Riverside 714 787-8141 Hawaii . 808 682-5589 Sacramento 916 962-3514 Hantington Beach 714 536-8808 sa·n9iego 619 460-5'207 L.A.-Long Beach 213 B63-4B01 Saugus B05 259-3B86 Las. Vegas 702 871- 1417 Seattle 206 833-0430 Monterey 408 899-10 I 0 Orange County 714 634-0B45 Spokane: 509 483-0076 -Yakima 5b9 240-32n Division of Off Road Concepts . r .. 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yucca Valley, CA,.9.2284., · ...,. _,, -' .t,; ,1d1 ,H !Q: :)""C I-Dave Snoddy . y,, .. j,..:(~J.!;ltJ6,5,;QJ6:k,;, ··-..... --~ • j " I,· ,-.. . C ' • October.1986 I I . l I LOUIE UNSER Ra~ing Engines . 1100 E. Ash Ave. Suite C Fµllerton, Ca. 92631.. Loui~ Unser - . (714) 879-"8440 Performance Parts and Ac.cessories · 9158" Las Tunas Temple Cify , CA 91780 _· (818) 285-5944 (1;118) 285-5973 'l'H/S WINNllll5 CHOICII · Fact is, WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS have, been used by more winning·dMers and engine builders in 1985than -any other brand! Ask the top professionals before buy--ing your next cam. . . . Call us for your winning cam for street", strip and off-road. Send _-$3 for complete 1986 catalog. · WIii/EB-CAM 1663 Superior A;enue PERFORMANCE C~SHARS Costa Mesa, CA 92627 {714) 631-1770 •Not legal for sale In CA on pollution controlled vehicles ~ VW ·PORSCHE C· OF_F, ROAD ~ 947 RANCHEROS. DRIVE . SAN MARCOS_, CA 92069 Engine & Machine (6191741-6173 Custom _Wheels Phoi;ie (602) 242-0077 27i W. Missouri . OFF ROAD PRODUCTS · -Off Road Accessorie_s · Phoenix, Arizona 85017 Two for the OH-Road! liotVWs . · , j For ad~-ertising rl!tes & "information contact .. / Wright Publi~hi~g Co., Inc. . . 1 .pQ. Box _2-260,,,Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (7,1~)'.979-2560 Page 45 ... 1

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i l i l \ ; -' l Classified: ••• FOR SALE: V 4 Chevy racing FOR SALE: Toyota 2T6 1600cc engines available for o"rder. DOH~ Class lO'motor built by · Before you buy a Porsche, ,Toyota Racing Developm<!nt. compare. A V4 Chevy has more. Engine produces 145 HP at6000 torque, 300 pl-us HP, _and rpm, with· sir-,6_1e Weber broader po·wer range, same downdraft carb. Engine comes . Weight and m\,lch cheaper, · complete With heavy-duty especiallyatrebuildtime.Special . . radiator, flywheel, clutch, FORSALE:New, 1986fourseat Hi Jump er with chromoly torsion housings, Kroyer 3x3 rear arms, bus trans, big block VW, approx. 2088cc. Beard seats, Bilstein shocks, Wright front end and steering, Center-line wheels, Yokohama tires wl spare (5). Would make good pre-runner or modified· two seater. 11 T' wheelbase. $23,000 or best reasonable offer. Jack McMillen, P.O. Box 605, Gabbs,' NV 89409. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, fre~h engine and Hewland Bus trans. Race prepped and ready to go. 10" shock front end, power steering, dis.c. brakes, quality parts throughout. Price includes tandem axle trailer and spares, $14,000. Call (714)' 891-3059 eves. and weekends. WANTED: Offroaders to assist factory sponsored Class 7S for moving pits and chasing starting with the Baja 1000,-Nov. 5 and the '87 season for five major races. Must be knowledgeable and have mechanical background in foreign mini trucks, flexible work hours. Compensation based upon time, · mileage and · winningper(ormance. Contact Andy (619) 726-0130 or Terry (619) 588-0400. -FOR SALE: Class 7S, Sc~re/ HORA approved. '84 Mazda, race ready. 4 extra motors, trans, tires, rims, parts galore. 9" Ford spool, disc brakes, RE servo 18, shocks, Mastercraft seats, all cash offers cons.idered or licensed pre-runner or pick I.JP· Contact Andy Felix at (619) 726-0130 or (619) 588-0400. FOR SALE: 1970, 650cc Bonneville, by second owner. Excellent condition; · virtually all original. New tires, -$1200. Call (501) 521-6390. FOR SALE: 1984 Funco A-Arm Class 10 car. New bead locks, · tra_nsmission, engine, tires. Best of everything, -excellent condi-tion, $8500.00. Will sell separately. Call Gary at (818) 891-8223. -assistance available. Call Ron at Kennedy adapter plate for VW -R.E.i Unlimited, (602) 233- bus tranny, and spare' parts. PARTNER WANTED: Partner 9196: _ - Engine is race r.eady. Must sell, for· <;lass 8 ra~er, ·19s~ _Ford moving to Class -1, $4500.00. steps1de, 21~ miles old, fm1shed DRIVER AVAILABLE: With Call Jim or Mike at Harbor _ 4~h o~erall m the 1986 ·Score many years of off road racing Diesel (213) 591-5665. -R1vers1de Heavy Metal Chai- -experience, most recently _ in _ ·lenge. The best of everything, Class ·_ 7 · desert and stadium FOR SALE: Class 10 two seater, spares a'nd new parts extra. Bµy events. Cansupplyentryfeesand Taylor chromoly ·chassis, wide in for $15,000 or?? Serious tires, also have facilities for car _and long travel front and rear, 2 inqui,ries only. Call Tom prep and storage if needed. I'm a - stage, Wright -rack and- power lialiburda at '(714) 554-3300 -capable driver looking :for a steering_, Fox Shox, 930 cvs, four days, Or 530~807 evenings. capable car. Call Steve Marolda, wheel disc brakes, Neal, Sway-A~ CMAC RACE PACKAGE FOR days; (714) 871-7340, e:ves Way\ -_Parker Pumper,, Center- SALE -(714) 528-4141. · lines,· Formula Tires, fresh 1641cc engine and Type II trans. Race ready, includes trailer, $7000.00 OBO. Will separate, --FOR SALE: Ivan Iron Man Stewart limited edition '85 Toyota 4x4, featured in Four Wheeler Magazine, August 1986. Looks just like the '84 race truck. Six prototype Bilsteins cage new BFG Mud Terrains, alloys, four KC lights, two alarms. $18,000. If you can't afford the real thing, call Phil; (818) 715-0464. MUST SELL: Pace 90 watt radios. $550.00 each. EB3000 Honda generator, $750.00, 1985 26' Dico 2" axle car carrier with tire rack, $1600.00, 11 gal. plastic dump cans, $35 .00 each. 31x10.50 x 15 MI T tires, $35.00 each. Many Toyota parts, Call (619-) 340-0317 nights. Gowland . Motorsports, 75250 Camello, · Palm Desert, CA 92260. -. call Randy Lasnoski at (906) 466-2680. . FOR SALE: 1965 - Mustang, . Score and HORA legal Class 6. 302 Ford, A.rt Carr C-6 trans, full floater rear end, four wheel disc brakes, A TL fuel cell, Fox ,shocks. $6000:00 or best offer. (619) 465-7698. --FOR SALE: Class lOCher{owth, 116 inch wheelbase, new 12 inch _ wider beam, new combo spindles, new seat, Gies_e shocks OR rear, disc brakes, power steering, RACECO - 2-1600, 115 inch WB,-Chromoly _ chassis, · · 10 ·inches travel front, 13½ inches rear travel. Bilstein shocks, Wright rack & pinion, combo spindles, power steering, 20 gal. fuel cell, DYDA alum. body, Yokohama tires, Centerlines, Type II Hew4ind_ gearbox, ~ard seats, Trick arms, Pace 90 watt radio w/ intenmm system, all extra parts are included. This car is ready to race! PRE-RUNNER - Funco Class II, 1835cc, Type II gearbox, Sway-A-Way, turbo cvs, AMS 'front beam and arms, Wright ra_ck & pinion, :Wright spindles, · Beard seats, 20 gal. fuel, ·Neal pedal assembly, very dependable. PARTS 7 Botll'cars come.with all spare parts in boxes ready to , go racing. Three 90 watt Pace radios wtth base antenna, J uel dump cans, _) 9-.. ~pare_ ,tiri:s. $22,500. Call Mike McFadden, F SALE: Owner moving to fresh motor, no·trans.·$5000.00 FOR SALE 1969 B - Germany forces sale of t\,\/O -- Call Mark at (714) 870-6090. : aja Bug. Mazda RX . 2s. # 1, California days (21.3) 435-5611, evenings, --(714) 960-2363. Bumper to bu!l).per cage, ·rack & Rally Series _production class car, MUST SELL: 1986 Toyota 4x4, pinion, full suspension with has tired chassis .'but fresh race prepped: 11 inch fro"nt MI T shocks. Fresh trans, strong suspension and Bilsteins and travel, 16 inch rear travel, 20 gal. reliable 2000cc engine. New many goodies. #2 is a street car - Fuel Safe cell, B & M shifter, .4 FOR SALE: 19·71 Ford Bronco, BFGs on Centerlines, · Beard with bridgeporteq rotary with speed auto, with spare, Summers Pro built Class 3._ Rare Boss 302, seats, 22 gal. cell. _ Very Clean! I modified carb, free flow exhaust, Bros. rear axle assembly with Art Carr trans., Hi-Po transfer must sell! $5000.00 offer. Call H.D. radiator, low~red suspen- floaters. Wilwood discs, spool,' caseanddriveshafts,customdisc eveS, <714) 777-3169- sion, decent shocks and more. chromoly cage, racing springs, brakes, custom power steering, FOR _ SALE: Giese Class 2 Combine both cars and have a Hella lights, all new fiberglass; all braided lines, foel cell, chromoly chassis, 117 in. WB, very competitive CRS produc- -lots of spares. $15,000.00 with Summers Bros., Rancho suspen- chromoly front beam, rear end tion class car or SCCA motor, · $11,000.00 without. sion,Diest,FlameOut,B&M, rolling,newracetrans,FuelSafe Divisional rally car. Best (619) 340-'0317, nights, Bridgestone, Motorcraft, and cell, Mastercraft seats. No time reasonable offer - must sell · Gowland Motorsports, 75250 much more. $8,500OBO. (818) to finish . $2900.00 OBO. Call soon! Call Steve at (916) 446- Camello, Palm Desert, CA 966-1393. · Mark at (714) 645-9984. · (;)411 or 481-7871. . · 92260. · · _ FOR SALE: Funco Class 10, fresh ~1641 engine and trans. Power steering, pumper, Bil-steins/Flame-out, parls, Wright, Mastercraft, Fat, Neal, Fuel Safe, Dura Blue, K & N. $6000. Call Mike after 5:00 p.m. at (714) 772-3877. - -r---------------------------------•----,;...----------,-.~ BACK IN TOWN. The Parnelli _ · · Sell or,swap your extr~ parts and_pieces in __ ·_ · I Jones, BFG Blazer will return · . nu· STY TIMES. I from Australia -with owner Jim Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including na_me, address and phone number. Add $5 .00 for u~e of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. - _ - _ - · I · Hunter to race the 1986 Baja 1000. Then it will be sold ~ith all I ~pare parts-for-$30,000.00 race I· ready. For info' call Jon at Nelson I & Nelson Racing .(714) 925-NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. - - -, • • , I . • 1. 4448. . . - FOR SALE: Funco -two seater, I pre-runner, 110H :WB, swin'g I axle, new seats, fresh trans,. I · Park'er Pumpers, Wright steer-·I ing. W /traUer, $3600. Call· I (714), 636-3590, eves. call Dave (714) 891-0759. Enclosed is$ _____ -(Send check or money order, no cash).-I _ FOR SALE: 1979 Chevy · Luv. I 1983 secbnd overall points I HORA Class 7S. Summers rear I erid, Fuel Safe, Goodyear tires, Please run ad -------times. · Rancho take aparts shocks, spare II · engine and trans.· Many extra parts, ready to race. Complete I with trailer; pit tools and. I equipment. Perfect truck for I I :I I I Name------------------------------;---Address ~----------,----------~--Phone ______ _ City------------------·page 46 October 1986 Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 I someone starting out. $5000 OBO. eall (818) 367-1634.-1 Dustynmcs I J I I'

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-·Pony Express ••• . ics, bankers, attorneys, car-penters, workers of all types. These people with their weekend commitments, this is what off Score/HORA Series has set a precedent for issuing tifne · penalties in these cases. The '85 Baja 1000, the '86 Great Mojave 250, and the '86 Fireworks 250 come to mind. To take away my last l~p is to take · away my finishiiig points. This will truly hurt my overall points standing for the year, because of one checkpoint in one race. I deserve a penalty for this race, but I do not se!! _the reasoning behind penalizing my whole year of racing in your series. I'm writing this let you . know what a great job you are doing with DUSTY TIMES. I read your paper faithfully every month and find it very informative and the . coverage excellent. I would like to thank you, Jean and Judy, and let you know how much I appreciate the ink that you give me. Your coverage keeps my current sponsors happy and gives me •.potential for new ones, which are hard to find. Once again thank you for the coverage and support. John Basso · Valencia, CA . You are welcome, John, and thank you for the kind words about DUSTY TIMES. I picked up a copy of DUSTY . TIMES at Riverside and decided I had to subscribe. The_ coverage of races all over the U .S. and DETAILED coverage of the races is much better· than that of other off road publications! Keep · up the good work. Thanks. · · Mark Murrell · , .,Fort Collins, CO As. recent participants at the Score Off Road World Championship, .we wish to .-:extend our sincere thanks to Glenn Harris and his Mazda race team for their · assistance in machining a crucial part, without a moment of hesitation, thus eliminating a 150 mile round trip for--us_. This for;tcyer ·exemplifies the true spirit of the off roading · community. Once again, thank you Glenn an,d crew! . . ' Golden Truffle Race Team Fullerton, CA . I read your recent article in DUSTY TIMES regarding pre-running in which you quoted Larry Ragland. I have much respect for Larry Ragland, both as a fellow competitor and in business, but -oelieve we have very differing views on the subject of pre-running. The following includes some ideas relating to my views . concerning pre-running. These are only the opinions of one man. road racing is all about. should be no more·pre-r.unning, Corky McMillin where do they believe the tracks San Diego, CA they follow up a wash or across a dry lake, like at Beatty, Nevada in Thanks so much for your views on 1985, came from? Do they pre-running, Corky, We agree with believe the little arrows do that? you entirely, and a[so think the pre-Off-road racing was made · run of a race is the pure enjoyment of great by the sand buggies and off road competition. The contact Baja Bugs. We made roads where with local people, the lack of there were no roads, visited · pressure as you scout the course, the towns and open ranges that opportunity to stop and absorb the seldom saw a vehicle. We made real beauty of the desert mlike it the passage possible, or at least, ideal escape from the turmoil of . better. . civilization. We also feel that pre--Areas where the racers now fly. running makes for a safer race, as · through and take for granted . the driver can concentrate on racing were, just a few years ago, major rather -than trying to find the race experiences in just finding one's course. Doing away with pre- · way. Finding a ranch in the desert running would also provide errant was like finding a needle in a hay drivers with a lot more excuses for stack. missing checkpoints. It may be of I believe we should · pre-run interest that Larry Ragland was one . andstopandvisitwiththepeople of many drivers who missed in the little villages so they know· Checkpoint 3 during the 1~85 Baja something other than race day . rooo. I · dust, noise and danger. I have had so many good (The following letter was ddJressed experiences of pre-running ... the ·to the HDRA on Septerhber 18, north side of the Summit, full . 1986) days getting to the bottom and the south side up the big wash. Banks that cars high centered coming off of six to eight feet straight down, ropes behind and· in front. Missing the turn out of Cohabuzo Junction. Partners lost between Mexicali and El Chinero - two days. The trips through · the silt at Chapala - along the beach south of Punta Prieta -the Sauzalito Mine area· .. The Mission San Bajora,·the beautiful B~y of Los Angeles, the oasis at San Ignacio and the _nice people at El Arco. .\,. I ·am writing in protest of the penalty I received at your recent Frontier 500. I do not argue the fact that I did deserve a penalty, but I am shocked by its nature and its implementation. First the nature of my crime; I missed Checkpoint 5 on my first lap. I went the way I had pre-run. I, myself, did not attend the Qrivers' Meeting, my loss. On my second lap I noticed my mistake and found Checkpoint 5. I was told that I was the only · one to-miss the checkpoint, but after asking around, I found out that others had missed the same checkpoint, but had not finished. My lap time was a mere three (3) minutes faster than Rob . · My secorid point is to question the way this decision was made. I have h·eard that there really was no formal meeting of the "Comr:nittee" to decide this. But, a decision was made, then approved at 11:00 p.m., and telling them the decision had alreadYi been made. I was , never. consulted or given a chance to speak my side. Now I ask for another committee meeting, so that I might appeal the penalty given. This ·way maybe I can get back my hard fought for finish. I know Respectfully yours, Tom Koch Ridgecrest, CA Tom Koch finished third on time in Class r at the Frontier 500, over an hour behind second place and about half an hour ahead of fourth place. , DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters ·· from all comers of off road activity. The Pony Express column will feature all the mail we can fit into . the space. Please keep your woids • fairly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of prose rnay be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will print your gripes as well as your' praises. Letters for publication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. Al' RE YOU ~ETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF r' DUSTY TIMES? A number of subscribers now have two subscriptions, because they get one with their membership in HDRA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty Times . .If ·you don't really need two copies each month, drop us a note and assign your duplicate subscription to a friend, pit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us ;the! full name and' address with zip code, of your friend, and the mailing label from the subscription you wish to assign to them. We will take care of the paper work. 1 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS The next few years of off road racers are the past few year's pre-runnjng spectators and support people. To become involved, itis important to be introduced to the sport. Pre-running gives us the opportunity to do that and a time to spend with our friends that help during the race. MacCachren's. Some shbrt cut. Bilstein Corp. of America ..... 23 Sc.ore International . . . . . . . . . 35 Marvin Shaw Performance Pre-running is a place for kids to practice their hand at driving for three or four years before being turned loose on raceday-an opportunity to be taught to enjoy and take care of the terrain, not just fly through. I think of all the good times pre-running. The terrain and the experiences in the The bottom line being, I missed Burks Off Road Racing . . . . . . 16 the checkpoint and saved three Candy Canes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 minutes. , Champion Bead Lock Co. . . . . . 15 Now the penalty; you have · Chevrolet Motor Division .. , . . 29 combined my first and second lap times. Obviously thinking C,O.R.E.1 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 26 that I had not completed my first Dura Blue · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 9 lap, until I had deared Filler Products, Inc .......... 32 Checkpoint 5. This caused my General Tire Motorsports .... 11 ,third lap to become my second, Glen Helen OHV Park . . . . . . . 17 and my fourth lap to become my BFGoodr1ich -Tire . Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Siiver Dust Racing Association ........... ,_. 37 Smittybilt . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group .................. .5 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . 20 Tri Mil Industries ........... 14 ,. ,, I I I think you would find it informative to speak with others involved in the sport of off road racing, who first gained their experience with the sport through · pre-running and later advanced to be true off road racing competitors. . vast open country are fascinating and very satisfying to be a part of. Pre-running has almost gotten too insensitive to get the most out of such a great family and third. I then became /a non-Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 finisher. If this type of penalty is Hot Shoes Racing Brakes . . . . 21 being used, why was I not told at Jamar Performance Uniden Race Radios . . . • . . . . 39 Uni Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Unique Metal Products . . . . • . 36 Valley Performance -,__ For those who believe there friend activity. Our off road races that were sem·i-pro and part time have been made what they are today by . weekend racers. Garage mechan-•• ~more GOOD STUFF Get the word out about your busin'ess, big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $16.00 per month. f 1.~ Dustynmes the finish line that I had one more lap to do? My car was fine, arid I Products · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 30 would have been willing to go KC Hilites · · · · · •. · · · · · · · · · · 27 around one more time. Instead I McKenzie Automotive ....... 10 Hewland ............... 28 V-Enterprises -Mirage . . . . . . 33 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Yokohama Tire. Corp. . . . . . . Back got the checkered flag and a rose. Mikuni American Corp. . . . . . . 31 I realize the penalty, by the Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . 19 book, is disqualification for Nissan Motor Corp., USA . . . . . 2 inissing a checkpoint, but the I ·P,O.·BOX 323 Ii ·SEAHURST.WA. 98062 (206)242-1773 October1986 Cover 1986 BUDWEISER SUPERSTITION 250 Ill SPONSORS ALFORD DISTRIBUTING * THE WRIGHT PLACE * RACE READY PRODUCTS * SOUTHWEST RACING PROMOTIONS* OFF-ROAD BUGGY SUPP.LY * CLAIREMONT EQUIPMENT RENTALS CONTINGENCY SPONSORS JOE STIDMAN'S HEARTLAND MEAT CO.; CORONADO AUTO BODY; GOWLAND MOTORSf!ORTS; HPS LUBRICANTS; FIBER-TECH ENG., INC.; BAJA CONCEPTS; T & J BUGGY SHOP; ARDS TRAILERS; BOZO RACING TEAM; THE OCOTILLO TRAILER PARK; SAN DIEGO OFF-ROADER; ARMSTRONG TIRES; MIKE LUND'S HOUSE OF BUClGl'ES Page 47 f l l

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