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1986 Volume 3 Number 11 Dusty Times Magazine

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OFF-ROAD & -RALLYE AOI0N NEWS .· Covering the World of competition in ~h~ c;lirt. ••

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Volume 3 Number 11 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate 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 Essenberg 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 Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services November 1986 . O .· ra ·----THE OfflCIAL VOICE OF SC()RE CANADA AND•"*t, Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES combined with OFF ROAD ACTION NEWS, "USPS-305-609" is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be repro-duced without written permission from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page The 17th Annual SNORE 250 ............................. 8 Nissan Pathfinder ...................................... • . 13 MTEG at the Orange Show Fairground . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ADRA Snowflake Buggy Bash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 AMSA at the Tulare Fair ........ . ........................ 21 General Tire Sprints in Illinois ..................... ........ 22 Pro CanAm Horn Rapids 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 F.O.R.D.A. at Lakeland, Florida .................. ...... ... 27 Silver Dust Nevada 300 .................................. 29 Interview - Scott Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 GORRA at Cordele, GA ................................. 32 Budweiser Sunriser Forest Rally ........................... 34 WRC Rally·of 1000 Lakes ............ .................... 36 Toyota Conquest 4x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Soap Box by Walt Schwalbe ............................... 4 Trail Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Off Roadsmen of the Year Ballot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ............ ..................... 7 SCCA So-Pac Division Rally Report ............... . ....... 31 California Rally Series .......................... .......... 31 Yokohama 6-50 Club Report .......... .................... 33 From the Driver's Seat by Dick Johnson ........... . . ....... 33 Pony Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Pit Team Register and Reports ............................. 39 Christmas Goodies Galore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Good Stuff Directory ............................ ........ 42 Classified Ads ............ ......................... ..... 46 The Losers by Judy Smith . . ................... ........... 47 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 ON THE COVER-Jerry Leighton charged hard in his brightly hued Raceco, aiming for a third consecutive overall victory at the SNORE 250. But, minor mechanical problems dropped him in time. However, he still sailed home the Class 10 winner and fourth overall. Color Photography by Centerline Photo. Steve Millen flew his stadium racing Toyota truck quickly all season, and had the best ofluck on the 13th of September. He wrapped up the Mickey Thompson Gran Prix Class 7 Championship at the Orange Show Fairground for himself as a driver, and, he and Ivan Stewart earned enough points to give Toyota the Manufacturers' Challenge Cup title for the fourth year in a row. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Enterprises. /\~ DUSTY TIMES . THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNIRY!! □ 1 year - $12.00 □ 2 years - $20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 · Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words • Wheel standing is one thing common in off road stadium racing, but a nose stand is rare. At the Orange Show Fairground, the Mickey Thompson folks built a giant crevice on one of the straights, and, if the speed wasn't just right, the car was stuck, nose first. It happened often during the various races, and to Jon Brockett here during the afternoon qualifying sessions. Photo by Trackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of humorous 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. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 will be considered for publi1:ation. . 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Soap Box ••• Walt Schwalbe IORRA International Off Road Racing Association Two months ago I wrote in this work we will need numbers. publication of a rules mess and Mulitutdes of members, enough spoke of a national association; so promoters step back, and take since that time phone calls have notice of what's going on, and convinced me that it has to be may even be happy to get some of international, as membership the burdens the association can from Canada will want to be handle off their backs and let included, I will not expound on them promote racers. the benefits of an international Clark Altig, Oreana, IL long association as it's already been time worker and past president done I'm sure you all know. of the Lincoln Trail OffRoaders It's quite obvious that existing and race director for the racing organizations will not BFGoodrich and General Tire form this organization for us, so sponsored Macon County race, let's do it for ourselves. I mean has agreed to be a coordinator let's get the members and then along with myself to direct form an organization. efforts of this group until it is What? You say. That's crazy! rolling. We have signed a Yes! So crazy, it just might work. contract with one another with Anyway, nothing ventured, the money to be banked in an nothing gained. IORRA account. Now all we What we are proposing is to need is you and we have the get the membership and then makings of an international form the association. For this to association that can do a multitude· of things for us by coordinating the direction of off road racing's future. Ten dollars makes you a charter member of IORRA and gives the group the financing it needs to get the ball rolling. All business will be handled according to Robert's Rules of Order. Area representation can be according to area member-ship. Remember this could work with you, without you it will not. The membership is open to anyone interested in off road racing whether a promoter, driver, pit crew, fan, sponsor, marketeer, course worker,· mechanic, etc. A meeting of 'representatives can be arranged as soon as we have the multitude of members. Volunteers are invited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of off road racing. We would welcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as well. CallorwriteDUSTYTIMES with your ideas for a Soap Box column, and get on the schedule, r---------------------------------. ------, I I I I PLEASE PRINT NAME: IORRA - International Off Road Racing Association Enclosed $10.00 to help with the expense of forming IORRA. I .ADDRESS:--------------------------------1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I CITY: _________________ STATE: ________________ _ ZIP: ____________ COUNTRY: ____________ CLASS: ______ _ LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS I AM A MEMBER OF:·· □ SCORE □ SODA □ HDRA □ HPORRA □ POST □ SNORE □ GORRA □ FORDA □ 4x4 UNLIMITED □ SCORE CANADA □ IOK CIRCLE OR WRITE IN CLASSIFICATION: DRIVER CO-DRIVER CREW COURSE WORKER MECHANIC PROMOTER ENTHUSIASTIC FAN SPONSOR MARKETING: DIST. RETAIL OTHER: SIGNED: I WOULD BE WILLING TO BE A REPRESENTATIVE AT AN EARLY MEETING FOR CLASS MAIL TO: IORRA, WALT SCHWALBE, 1736 SO. 82nd ST., WEST ALLIS, WI 53214 IORRA, CLARK ALTIG, #1 McCORY RD., OREANA, IL 62554 L _______________________________________ _ November 1986 Trail Notes ••• THE SCORE BAJA 1000 will be about to happen when this issue is in circulation. At press time the total entry stood at over 200, including about 15 hardy souls going from Ensenada to La Paz in the Baja Safari Rally. The entry in the car classes is over 130, very healthy considering the extreme cost in time and logistics to compete on this long, long race, the longest ever non-stop route for the point to point event at 1013 miles. Do remember that the 1000 starts midweek, with the tech and contingency inspection and the very important drivers' meeting on Wednesday, November 5. The race starts early on Thursday morning, and all competitors have 42 hours to make it to La Paz for an official finish. The awards presentation will be on Saturday in La Paz, and everyone will have Sunday to start the long trek home. THE ALCAN 5000 RALLY, the longest such event in North America, had some real suspense on the final day of the rally. The big winner was Gene Henderson in a Subaru RX navigated by Mike Vanloo. The Michigan based team posted their victory by just one second on this demanding Time-Speed-Distance marathon. Taking about as tight a second place as one could get was the Audi 5000 CS Quattro team headed by Californian Ken Maytag. One of the favorites in the Uniroyal sponsored event was the Audi of John Buffum and Tom Grimshaw, running second until 60 miles from the finish when suspension breakage put them on the end of a tow rope. Grimshaw's report on the Akan 5000 will be in the next issue. THE TOYOTA TRUE GRIT A WARD lead is still held by Steve Tetrick, even though his Class 10 O.R.E. failed to finish the Frontier 500. Tetrick had a string of wins and one second in the previous Score/HDRA Desert Series events. His average speed to date, 49.05 mph, is more than two mph faster than the second place challenger, Rick Hagle, who is also fighting Tetrick for the points championship in Class 10, which Hagle leads going into the Baja 1000. To win the Toyota True Grit Award a driver must complete at least three of the four races from both Score and HDRA that make up the series, and post the fastest average speed in six finishes. Manny Esquerra continues to lead the Mini Metal division with an average speed of 39.89 mph, and Manny has won every race through the Frontier 500 this year in his Class 7 Ford. Steve Kelley leads the Heavy Metal standings now in his Class 8 Chevrolet with 40.38 mph, just barely ahead of Dave Shoppe at 39.75 mph. Thirty-seven drivers out of the 197 original candidates are still eligible for the ToyotaT rue Grit Award, worth $10,000 at season's end. The series has run 2,131 miles in six races to date, and so far, only nine competitors have gone the entire distance. CORVA, the California Off Road Vehicle Association spends a lot of time, effort and money lobbying to keep the deserts open for off road vehicle use. Naturally, they are always on \I membership drive, and the cost is only $20 a year, well worth the support of anyoff roader. A full team from CORVAwill be in contingency row at the Score Baja 1000, and they are offering a unique contingency prize of $200. The money will not go to a class winner, but quite the reverse. The $200 will go to the team that has the best hard luck story on why they lost the race or did not finish. All the driver needs to do is stop at the COR VA stand in contingency row and sign up, as Cc:5R VA membership is required. The full information will be in the driver's kit at the race, and also a post card to mail in with your hard luck story. DUSTY TIMES columnist Judy Smith, who writes the Losers column among other articles, is heading the committee to judge the hard luck stories. If you are not racing in Baja, why not support CORVA as they struggle with the politicians over public land use. Send your twenty bucks to CORVA, 1210 Sharon Circle, Suite 12, Anaheim, CA 92804. JOHN BUFFUM NAILED DOWN his tenth SCCA Pro Rally National Championship at the Ojibwe Rally in Minnesota early in October. With DUSTY TIMES rally expert Tom Grimshaw navigating the Audi Sport Quattro, the team won by 4½ minutes over Rod Millen in the .4x4 Mazda · RX-7. Although Doug Shepherd and Ginny Reese had already won their 1986 championship in Ohio, they won the GT Production class again in the Dodge Shelby. Group A went to Canadian Walter Boyce in a VW GTI, and Paul Choinere won Production class in an Audi 4000, bringing the class championship down to the wire, based on results from the upcoming Press On Regardless Rally. THE GOODYEAR WEATHERMAN RADIO RELAY team is providing a safety net for the bikers at the Score Baja 1000. The team will cover the course with two full facilities, one atop Mount Diab lo, 9800 feet up, which will cover Ensenada to Santa Ines. The other team will be in the sub for the Goodyear Blimp, a Piper Aerostar, which will fly at an altitude of 21,000 feet and cover the course from Santa Ines to La Paz. Sal Fish of Score International is obtaining the permits to fly at night. The team, as always, will monitor the main race frequencies, 151.625 and 151. 715. They will relay for the Score Medical Team as well. Brand new for this race is that the team will monitor a special, low power frequency for hand held radios only. Any biker equipped with a race prepped 5 watt hand held can communicate directly to the Weatherman Radio Relay, who can then relay on any 150 band frequency to any pit or chase crew on the course. PCI Race Radios is making available to bikers a specially race prepped 10 channel, 5 watt hand held radio that goes in a fanny pack and sells for only $395. Optional items are extra and could include wiring the helmet into the radio with a handle bar push-to-transmit switch. For more info' contact Bob "Weatherman" Steinberger at (213) 427-8177, or write PCI Radios, 2888 Gundry Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90806 . . THE OJIBWE SCCA PRO RALLY earned the honor of the "Stage Times Rally of the Year," before the season was over. The honor is well deserved as the Ojibwe, long a top Divisional Rally, was the best organized Pro Rally ~e have attended in many years. The Stage Times award is more than a trophy, it is an expense paid trip for two of the organizers to the RAC Rally in Great Britain in November. The Ojibwe was the unanimous choice of the selection committee, with the exceptional organization and smooth operation of the event cited as primary reasons for the Stage Times award. DUSTY TIMES adds congratulations, not only to the chief organizers, but to all the pleasant and competent field workers we encountered. chasing stage photos in the Minnesota forests. Co-chairmen of the Ojibwe, Bob Neilsen and Brian Jacobson, will be making the trip to England to enjoy the fabled Lombard RAC World Championship Rally. more TRAIil. NOTES on page 1

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1986-1987 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 December 6 Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare 'n' Hound Sonoita, Sonora, Mexico AMSA American Motor Sports Association P.O. Box 5473 Fresno, CA 93755 (209) 439-2114 AMERICAN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION John Ohanesian P.O. Box 31811 Phoenix, AZ 85046 (602) 867-4769 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES November 14-16 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 ENTERPRISES P.O. Box 40 Inverness, FL 32651 (813) 933-794 7 (904) 726-6560 FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (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 December 31, 198 7 150 Mile Dunaway Dash El Centro, CA GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 404) 927-6432 November 29 250Miles Location TBA December 6 Annual Banquet Atlanta, GA Dusty Times GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Loveland, CO 80537 CORRA (303) 669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597-8239 WKR (913) 332-3402 HDRA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 December 5-7 Budweiser 250 Barstow, CA January 3, 1987 Desert Series Award Banquet Anaheim, CA March 6-8, 1987 Gold Coast 250 Las Vegas, Nevada May 7-10, 1987 Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV July 3-5, 1987 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 11-13, 1987 Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5, 198 7 Desert Series Awards Banquet Las Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA (714) 381-4454 or (714) 880-1733 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) M.O.R.E. 3513 North West Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76106 . (817) 625-8843 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 January 10, 1987 Anaheim Stadium Anaheim, CA January 17, 1987 Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego, CA OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwater, WA 98501 (206) 754-9717 December 3-7 WRC Olympus International Rally Tumwater, WA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (915) 594-8266 December 6-7 Shadow Mountain Lake 250 Shadow Mountain Lake Horizon, TX O.O.R.R.A. Oklahoma Off Road Racing Association Larry Terry 9220 N.E. 23rd . Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) Vic Brurnham Freedom Chapter President (405) 621-3428 ORSA Randy Miller 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA November 15-16 POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 All events in Monroeton, PA at the intersection of Routes 414 & 220. PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am Racing Inc. P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 (503) 620-0313 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6625 SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 November 6-9 Baja 1000 Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico January 3, 1987 Desert Series Award Banquet Anaheim, CA January 30-31, February 1, 1987 Parker 400 Parker, AZ November 1986 April 3-5, 1987 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 5-7, 1987 Baja Internacional Ensenada, B.C., Mexico August 14-16, 1987 Off Road World Championship Riverside, CA November 6-8, 1987 Baja 1000 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico December 5, 1987 Desert Series Awards Banquet Las Vegas, NV SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 SCORE SHOW P.O. Box 6819 Burbank, CA 91510 (818) 768-2914 June 26-28, 1987 10th Annual Score Show Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-0317 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts · P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522. November 15 Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV S.O.RR.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 SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD 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 DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Karen Jenkins 2345 Hopkins Crossroad Minnetonka, MN 55343 (612) 544-2370 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 November 1-2 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WHEEL TO WHEEL, INC. P.O. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL IC0 (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 ATTENTION RACE ORGANlZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your 1987 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., -Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. Make DUSTY TIMES a Stocking Stuffer for Christmas ORDER GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR FAVORITE OFF ROADERS NOW. DELIGHT YOUR PIT CREW - FAMILY HELPFUL NEIGHBORS - EVERYONE. DUSTY TIMES IS A BARGAIN GIFT WITH NO SHOPPING HASSLE $12.00 - 1 year• $20 - 2 years• $30 - 3 years • $15 (US) 1 year to Canada SEND YOUR CHECK AND CHRISTMAS LIST TO: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 P~ge 5

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NOMINATE YOUR CHOICE ... OFF-ROADSMAN OF THE YEAR A WARDS The time draws near for the off-road community to recognize its own people for outstanding performances and accomplishments from this year's schedule of championship racing. The 1986 SCORE/HORA Desert Series has again introduced a spirit of cameraderie and enthusiasm to the sport at not only the competitor's level, but among the list of manufacturers and companies who involve themselves in our racing activity as contingency donors as well. In past years, the Off-Roadsman Award program had been an ex-clusive feature of SCORE International, who made the decision 3 years ago to streamline the manner of awards presentation by concentrating on recognizing those people who had won their individual classes. With the combined points series for SCORE/HORA, this manner of recogni-tion is quite appropriate, because these are all the people who have campaigned their vehicles and who have raced hard all year to win their class and, as such, they are the ones who should be recognized and ap-plauded for their efforts. This year, the combined gala year-end awards banquet for SCORE In-ternational and High Desert Racing Association will be held on Satur-day, January 3, 1987, and will again feature singular recognition for the awards recipients from the members of both associations. According to SCORE President Sal Fish, " ... these Off-Roadsman Awards are indeed a fine way to recognize those in our sport who are dedicated and have lent themselves to better the sport." HDRA's Presi-dent Walt Lott went on to say, " ... the prestige of being recognized by one's peers for outstanding contribution is quite an honor." Your nominees for the various categories of Off-Roadsman of the Year are very important. This should not be a contest of popularity, but should reflect a selec-tion of candidates who have during the past year best served the sport. ONLY NOMINATIONS RECEIVED ON THE OFFICIAL NOMINATION BALLOT WILL BE ACCEPTED! Any copy or facsimile of the nomination ballot will not be accepted or counted. All nomination ballots must have your name, SCORE or HDRA membership number and expiration date filled out. Members of the press and SCORE/HORA Contingency Sponsors must fill out their appropriate portions. All nominations must be received by SCORE International, 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111, Westlake Village, CA 91362 NO LATER THAN November 14 to be included in the final ballot, which will be mailed to all current SCORE and HORA members. This applies to both SCORE as well as HORA members, but ONLY ONE BALLOT PER PERSON WILL BE ACCEPTED. 1986 Off-Road Awards Nomination Ballot SCORE/HORA CONTINGENCY COMPANY OF THE YEAR 1. ALL BALLOTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT SCORE HEAD-QUARTERS BY NOVEMBER 14, 1986. THIS IS THE OF-FICIAL NOMINATION BALLOT AND THIS IS THE ONLY BALLOT THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Any copy or fac-simile of this ballot will NOT be accepted. Please print clearly. All information must be filled out completely. OF~ROADPHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 1. 2. 3. OFF-ROAD JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR . 2. 3. MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURERS OF THE YEAR 1. 2. NAME ____________________ _ SCORE CONTINGENCY COMPANY ____________ _ 1. 2. 3. 3. SCORE MEMBERSHIP NO., ______________ _ EXPIRATION DATE _______________ ~--ENTRY SPONSOR OF THE YEAR ORIGINAL BUGGY CHASSIS MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (Clases 1, ½-1600, 2, 9, 10, Challenger) 1. OR PUBLICAJ'ION ________ _ _ _ _ _ ____ _ 1. 2. 3. l 2. 3. HORA MEMBERSHIP NO. ______________ _ EXPIRATION DATE _________________ _ PIT SUPPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR 1. OFF-ROAD 4-WHEEL DRIVE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (Classes 3 & 4) 1. 2. 3. OFF-ROAD MINI PICKUP TRUCK MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (Classes 7, 7S, & 7-4x4) 1. 2. 3. ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR 1. 2. 3. 2. 3. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1. 2. 3. OFF-ROAD SEDAN MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (Classes 6 & 6S) 1. OFF-ROAD PICKUP TRUCK MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR (Class 8) 1. OVERALL MECHANIC OF THE YEAR 1. PERSON OF THE YEAR 1. 2. 3. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. . 3. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY for the SCORE/HORA Awards Banquet, January 3, 1987 The Luxurious ANAHEIM HILTON & TOWERS Cocktails • Dinner • Awards • Dancing HONORING THE HORA/SCORE POINTS CHAMPIONS and the WINNERS OF THE OFF-ROADSMAN OF THE YEAR CATEGORIES '------------------------------------------------------------------~ , I I FOR BEST SEATING SELECTION MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY! Mail To: SCORE BANQUET 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 I I Westlake Village, CA 91362 I I NAME___________________________ □Please reserve ____ places at $35.00 each I I ADDRESS__________________________ □ Please reserve ____ tables at $350.00 each (One Table Seats 10) I I CITY ___________ STATE ZIP_____ PLEASECHECKMETHODOFPAYMENTOCheck□MoneyOrder□Visa□Mastercard I I TELEPHONE -------------------------MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO SCORE BANQUET I I NOTE: Payment must ac~ompany order to guarantee reservations. Seating will be based on· date of receipt of payment, not order! Fill in Visa or Mastercard Number , EXPIR. DATE I -----------------------------------------------------,-.----------------Page 6 November 1986 Dusty Times

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morc ••• TRAIL NOTES THE VORRA OFF ROAD RACING schedule is winding down with the fmal race of 1986 November 2 at Prairie City OHV Park in Sacramento, CA. The Desert Senes from VORRA concluded with the Pro CanAm Millican Valley event in Oregon, late in September, so the desert points champions have already been crowned. Congratulations go to Sam Berri who won the desert series overall on points, and the combined Class 2 and 5 title. Idaho racer Mike Thornton took top honors in Class 1, as did another Idaho racer Chris Cash in Class 10. Don German won the 4x4 title and Bill Landon wa~ tops in Class 1-2-1600. Tone Jordon won the Sportsman division. VORRA will have a unique awards banquet, coming up fast on Saturday, November 22. The banquet will be held on board a Blue & White fleet ship, departing from Pier 39 in San Francisco at 7 :00 p.m. sharp. Along with a four hour cruise of San Francisco Bay, there will be dinner and the season's awards presentations on board. The cost is reasonable, only $20.00 per person. It sounds like a dandy idea for the year end gala. Contact VORRA at 1~33 Los Robles Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838, (916) 925-1702, for full mfo, or just send your check along by November 10, 1986. THE MICKEY THOMPSON FINALE at Pomona produced few surprises in the points standings. The major surprise was the track, a maze of switchbacks ala the Orange Show, but restricted to half the space of the earlier track layout at Pomona. The back side is now flower beds. Steve Millen won his heat race and was second in the Class 7 main event, adding to the championship points, although he had already earned the driver's title for himself and the Manufacturers' Cup Challenge for Toyota at the September r<:1ce. Points leader Tommy Croft also added to his total, winning the season's Class 10 honors, and Monte Crawford won the Ultrastock points championship and the main event. His nearest challenger, close enough to take the title, Greg George had multiple transmission breakage. There were no 1-2-1600 racers at Pomona, and Wes Elrod had built an insurmountable points lead at the Orange Show race. The full report on Pomona will be in the next issue. SUZUKI OF AMERICA AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION recently announced a new, non-profit foundation to donate funds from the sale of its vehicles in the USA to charities and organizations helping the needy. The new Suzuki Automotive Foundation for Life is expected to raise at least $130,000, and, depending on dealer participation, as much as $300,000 the first year. The funds for the Foundation come from the sale of the popular 4x4, the Suzuki Samurai in this country. The Foundation will channel a portion of Suzuki's profits, based directly on vehicle sales, back into the community, via donations to designated organizations and charities. ,, STEVE MILLEN, who commuted by Lear Jet between the MTEG Pomona race and the American Racing Series event at Laguna Seca on October 11, where he was second, will have a Toyota factory ride in the World Champion-ship Toyota Olympus Rally the first of December in Tumwater, WA. The Olympus is America's first World Championship Rally in more than a decade, and it offers another glimpse of Steve's multi level racing talen~s. Millen will pilot one of three Toyota Celica twin-cam turbo rally cars entered by Toyota Team Europe. His mates on the Toyota team in Washington will be regulars Bjorn Waldegard and Lars-Erik Torph. STADIUM MOTOCROSS CORP., aka Mike Goodwin, will be producing the 1987 events under a new name, Supercross, Inc., a new investor financed entertainment firm. Of interest in the multi-page press release is that the new Supercross, Inc. will carry on all the plans made by Stadium Motocross Corp. for 1987. Supercross, Inc. will devote its time and energy to the expansion of Supercross and to the integration of an Autocross Series for off road cars into the motors ports weekends. Autocross has been a part of SM C's original business plan since 1983, and Supercross, Inc. intends to continue that commitment. Spokesman Leon Jones says that Supercross and Autocross staged together is logical, and makes financial sense, taking advantage of dirt already in the stadium and advertising commonly aired. Included in the release was a schedule for Supercross, but there was no indication which events, almost all in the southwest, would include the Autocrnss for cars. Stay tuned for more date conflicts in 1987, although we hope that will not come to pass. THE DIRE STRAITS OF MACKINAC SCCA Divisional Pro Rally was held September 2 7, and was a good tune up for the Press On Regardless Pro Rally. An enthusiastic 25 teams turned out for the rally held in the Michigan upper peninsula city of Trout Lake. The event covered about 53 miles of some of the most challenging rally roads to be found anywhere. Chairperson Ginny Reese and national competitors like Doug Shepherd, Joe Andreini, John Crawford, Zach Thompson and others stepped out of their cars to help organize the rally. The stages were never more than 15 miles from Trout Lake, and the Central Division Championship was on the line, open to a number of the competitors. First on the road was the Nissan 200 SX of Steve Nowicki and Cathee Light. They led all the way without looking back, and even with a one minute road penalty, they won overall by nearly three minutes. Series contender Ray Hoeper and Dave Knaack rolled their Datsun 510 on the first of eight stages, and were out of the running. Jim and Jennifer Warren put on a fine show in their Olds Firenza, and ran second all night to Nowicki. Gail Hoult and Paul Truess took home a solid third in an Olds Omega. But, fourth overall turned out to be the winning number for Carl Keiranen and Diane Sargent in their Mazda RX-7. The team clinched the 1986 Central Division Championship with this finish, and earned an expense paid trip to the Press On Regardless for the series runoffs. Catching our eye on the results was the seventh place finish of Scott Harvey, Jr. and Douglas Harvey, in a Dodge. Scott Harvey Sr. was a pioneer in the Pro Rally concept some years back, and won many, many of the earlv events outright, including the famed Shell 4000 Rally from coast to coast in Canada. His offspring may well develop into future stars in the Pro rally game. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE this November, twice at that. Be sure to use the ballot on page 6 to nominate your favorites for the 1986 Score/HDRA OffRoadsmen of the Year in a variety of categories, and send it off before you go to Baja. Even more important is to vote November 4 in the national elections. We plan to get an absentee ballot, so we won't forget before we go to Baja. Californians should remember that Alan Cranston is up for re-election, and the Senator is the man behind the Wilderness Bill that aims to close the vast majority of the eastern Mojave Desert to all vehicles and most people. Whoever is your choice, do remember to vote! Dusty Times Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smit~ In Class 1, Ivan Stewart doesn't look too good with 53 and 49 and his physical curve low, intellectural curve midway, and his emotional cm ve falling. Mark McMiilin came out even lower, with 22 and 20, and all three curves on the downside .. Ron Brant looks like the one to beat in this class, with totals at 77 and 85, he had the highest numerical levels of all we checked, and his curves are all up high. It should be a good race for Ron. With the Baja 1000 almost upon us as we write this, and about to happen as you read it, we got to wondering who might be the winners this year. The 1000, a race like no other, does not fall into the statistical norm. It's almost impossible to guess the winner in any given year. Who would have predicted that Mickey Thompson and Terry Smith, in a borrowed car, would win in '82, the last time the race went to La Paz? And the time before that, in .'79, the overall winner was Walker Evans, in his Class 8 truck, another surprise. We decided that for lack of anything better, we might try to use biorhythms to predict which racers would do well in the 1000. These charts claim to predict on which days a person's physical, emotional and intellectual energies are high, and presum-ably are most favorable for all sorts of endeavors. Numerical values are placed on each day, the numbers going up as the biorhythms climb. They also predict when those energies are low, and at times, when they hit some mysterious point, the days are considered "critical". If a day gets really critical, our biorhythm prognosticator, which lives in the bowels of our computer, suggests staying in bed. We ran a handful of racers, whose birth dates are known to us, through our machine, and came up with some very loose predictions. In Class 8 we found that Steve Kelley had the highest numbers, with 65 for both days of the race, and his emotional curve near the bottom, while his intellectual level will be very high both days. Dave Shoppe, on the other hand, falls at 45, 40 for the two race days, with his physical and intellectual levels low, and his emotional level midway up the high side. But Walker Evans, John Gable and Frank Vessels are all faced with critical days on the· 5th, the first day of the race. Their numbers range from 47 to 50, and Evans is physically low, Gable is intellectually low, and Vessels finds his emotional level at the bottom. The second day of the race doesn't get high numbers for any of them. On the basis of this "information", we'll pick Kelley to make the best showing at the 1000. We're not really sure what a "critical" day means. Perhaps those are days when all three elements of a personality are somehow at odds, and a person is incapable of making sound decisions. We should know after the 1000. In Class 7 we see that Roger Mears falls at 48, 48, with his emotional and intellectual levels low, but his physical curve very high for the dates of the race. Larry Ragland has even lower numbers, at 42, 38, with his physical curve at the bottom, his intellect low, and his emotional curve very high. And Manny Esquerra, with all three curves hovering near the middle, comes up with a slightly higher total at 48, 50, but Friday the 6th will be a critical day for him. On the basis of these numbers ( and November 1986 some small reference to past history) we'll pick Esquerra. Willie Valdez looks like a good shot in Class 7S, with high numbers, 64 and 64, and his emotional and intellectual levels at mid range while his physical curve sits very high. He has a critical day on the 6th, but if Willie can't cope, no one can. Malcolm Vinje, on the other hand, has a big 68, 65, with his emotional level low, and his intellectual level high, topped by a still higher fhysical curve. He has no critica day, so we would guess he'd be a safer bet than Willie, except that Vinje had a co-driver, Mark Hansen, and we didn't have his birth date. Also in 7S, and not having a good year, is Chuck Johnson, who shows up here with a 36, 4 7 and all his curves in the midrange. Not only that, but the 5th, the first day of the race, is a critical one for him. And, as if that all doesn't sound ominous enough, the day after the race is marked "very critical", and our computer warns him to "really watch out!" We had the birth date of only one 1-2-1600racer, Rob Tolleson but since he was last year's class winner, we were really interested to see how he stood on the dates -of the 1000. As it turns out, his numbers show up at the lowest level of all our test cases, way down at 9 and 8 for the two race days, and his emotional, intellectual and physical curves have all lumped at the bottom for those two days. We'll have to watch Rob closely to see how he does. · In Class 10 we looked up Steve Sourapas and Russel1 Welch, and found they both have critical days on the sixth, but Sourapas has quite high totals, at 77 and 68, so we'd guess he'd be a good choice. Rodney Hall's totals are in the mid to low range, with his intellectual and emotional curve low on race days, but Hall can race the 1000 in his sleep, so it shouldn't matter. We could find only one Class 5 birthdate, and that was Jim Cocores, who shows up at quite high levels, with a 69 for both days, and only his intellectual curve on the low side. Cocores should be a sure bet for a good finish. As investigative reporters, we are curious to know which facet has more bearing on a race driver's success. Should he be at the top physically, to cope with a grueling drive? Or should his intellect be foremost, to help him make appropriate judgements? Or perhaps his emotional level is important, to keep him steady and prevent rash acts or self destruction. Incidentally, we ran our own birthdate through the computer, along with that of our co-driver for the 1000, John Howard, and were not impressed at the levels predicted for either of us. We'll have a chance to see, in first person, whether those numbe'rs meant a thing. If it's already the 1000, the year must be almost over, and that must mean that Christmas is coming. We've been working on our Christmas list and came up with a few things for some of our racing friends. For Rob MacCachren we'd like to find some indestructible c.v. boots and c.v.s (they'd make good stocking-stuff ers for almost anyone). For Jim Cocores, a robot, to automatically prep his Class 5 car. For Chuck Johnson, a commuter plane, to make his trips from Illinois to the races easier. For Steve Mize!, self-stick or magnetic body panels; for Rodney Hall, some wings so his Dodge would fly OVER those big rocks; for Dave Kreisler, a paint job and a new cushion. For Larry Schwacofer, a new mustache ( with no grey); for Tudy Esquerra, a design engineer, who specializes in "down bars"; for Tom Koch, a tape recorder to send to the drivers' meeting with a friend; and for Rob Tolleson, a chance to start 1986 over again. As a last thought, we'd like Santa to bring our good friend, publisher Jean Calvin, a brand, spanking new race car. ATTENTION DESERT RACERS t>l.JSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA desert races. Check it out on contingency row - Two different classes each event. CALIFORNIA FF-ROAD R.E.· RACING USIASTS C.O.R.E. PIT TEA_M __ C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. 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THE 17th ANNUAL SNORE 150 The Racers' Race is Back on Track By Jean Calvin Photos: Centerline Photo Rob MacCachren had his Chenowth Magnum wired for this race, and despite Class 1 starting third off the line, Rob turned consistent fast times, fast lap of the day, and won the race overall by more than eleven minutes. The SNORE 250 is the longest, consecutive running off road race in the desert, and the September happening out of Las Vegas, Nevada is a tradition with many competitors. The first SNORE 250 in 1970 ran a total of two 125 mile loops south from Spring Mountain Road to state line and on through Sandy Valley. That start/finish gravel pit is now a full blown housing development. Most of the SNORE 250s were staged out of Jean over the years, but this round SNORE went to the Las Vegas Speedrome for the start and finish of the race; the site not used for an off road event since the 1985 Mint 400. Despite midsummer difficult-ies with insurance companies, SNORE got the problems handled, and the SNORE 250 came off on schedule as the biggest event in the Yokohama Tire points series. The major sponsor for the race is the host hotel, the Holiday Inn and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. This year the usual site of tech and contingency row at the front of the hotel was not available -they are building new rooms right out to the sidewalk. This action put contingency row in an alley behind the hotel. It was a bit congested, but it worked well with not too many big rigs on hand. The activity stretched from mid-afternoon until midnight, a longer than necessary stint since most of the entry had been through the line much earlier. The race route wound its way out of the Speedrome on a course in the reverse direction of the most recent Mint races there. Last September SNORE shared Page 8 the Speedrome facility with an SCCA regional race on Saturday, so the start/finish, entry and exit to the facility were all different and initially a bit confusing. The way in and out was not marked until just before the start on Saturday morning. Once over the railroad tracks the roads were familiar to regular desert racers, albeit in reverse. SNORE avoided all the infamous silt beds, substituting some keen gravel washes that got rougher with each of the six laps of the 45 mile course. Parts of the route were well marked, and other parts were really confidence legs, but by race morning the pit teams on course gave the drivers a sense of direction in these parts in the early laps. SNORE officers can be a bit laid back and the drivers' . meeting was a good 20 minutes late in starting, although all the drivers were there promptly at eight in the morning. The only major points from the meeting were general stuff, the need to stay on the marked course or be disqualified and the info' that one railroad underpass had been eliminated; the route now led around this spot and onto pavement for about 50 yards. The weather turned from really hot early in the week to cloudy, cool and then deep overcast race morning. It was perfect for the competitors, except the· breeze was too light to help with the dust problem. The cars started one every 15 seconds, and Class 10 was first off the line. Dick Weyhrich was first away followed by 14 other wild running Class 10 drivers, including defending overall champ Jerry Leighton. Nearly 90 cars in nine classes took the green flag, a healthy jump in entry from last year. Although Weyhrich was first around at 57.49, it was third fastest time for the lap. Jerry Leighton did a 56.57 to lead on time, with Tom Bradley Jr. just ten seconds behind him. Then came the mob, led by Bill Sallenbach, Mike Zupanovich, and Jack Irvine and his son Scott, all in about a three minute blanket with Leighton. After two laps the Weyhrich Raceco broke a nose cone, had only second and fourth gear and they retired. Bradley rolled on lap 3 and was done for the day, and three starters had not completed a round. Midway eight were still running well. After the first two laps Jerry Leighton was also leading overall, but he dropped back on the next go with engine misfiring, still holding the Class 10 lead. Just over six minutes back were the Irvines, who lost a fan belt also. About three minutes further back came Sallenbach followed in less than a minute by Zupanovich. Las Vegan Ron Ellenberg was on the comeback trail after a fast lap disaster. Although Leighton slowed a couple minutes a lap on the final two rounds he won Class 10 easily in 5:57.27, and he was fourth overall. Charging hard and turning fast lap for the class on the final lap, 54.07, Ron Ellenberg had a great second half and took second in class and fifth overall in 6:00.01. Fighting a lack of power steering for two laps, Jack and Scott Irvine nailed third in class, seventh overall in 6:05.53, followed by Mike and Jim Zupanovich at 6:05.58, eighth overall and fourth in class by a slim five seconds. Rounding out the finishers were Greg November 1986 Tom and Steve Martin fought so hard all day for the Class 2 victory, that they hustled their Raceco over the six laps fast enough to take second overall as well. Hibbs in fifth, and Mike Rusnak/John McDowell. Class 2 was next to start with 16 strong entries on the line. The fastest car on the first round was driven by Brian Collins, with dad Marty Collins, a former Mint 400 winner,. riding shotgun, at 57.22. In at 58.27 was young Eddy Herbst, closely followed at 58.40 by Tom and Steve Martin. Terry Bell did a 59.09, but it was his only lap. Out of action on the first lap were Roger Roderick, Tom Lawson, who came from Oklahoma only to have his new car fail early, Jim Bunty, and Tommy Ford who broke a torsion bar. Tom Koch lost about 35 minutes with a broken axle, but got back and running fast, but more troubles eventually put him out on lap 5. After two rounds the Martin Brothers led Eddy Herbst by two minutes. Troy Herbst was just seconds ahead of Gregg Symonds, and James Mahan/Rob Wicker were mere seconds ahead of them both in third spot. Many had some troubles, and the race for the win developed between Eddy Herbst and the Martins. Midway Martin held 3½ minutes on the young Las Vegas driver, and the · pair turned nearly identical times on the fourth go. Back in the pack Brian Collins did a 56.54 to move up in the field after losing more than 20 minutes on lap 2, but Collins was out after four laps. The Martins and Herbst were nearly even on time the final two laps, but Tom and Steve Martin got the checkered flag first in their Raceco, winning Class 2 by 3.04 minutes and placing second overall. Eddy Herbst was close enough to take third overall, second in class. Turning up the wick late in the race, the Raceco of Gregg Symonds/Warren Miller was a strong third, another seven minutes down, but 39 minutes ahead of James Mahan/ Rob Wicker. Also finishing in Class 2 were Les Fulkerson/Craig Marshall, ten more minutes back, followed in over an hour by Larry Ellis. Class 1 was third off the line, and the nine starters took off fast. As expected, Rob Mac-Cach ren got his Chenowth Magnum around the quickest, at 56.31, and only James Barbeau, at 58.53, was close. MacCachren got a little faster on lap 2, and a lot faster on lap 3, turning fast lap of the day at 51.42. He took the overall lead at that point. With two laps done Barbeau dropped to third by just six seconds as Kenny Krumme moved just ahead into second. With Mac-Cachren 15 minutes down the road, Barbeau regained second midway in the race, about a minute ahead of Krumme. Missing after one lap was Jeff Wright in his rotary powered car, Don Slagle got in two rounds before falling down, and Floridan Danny Hahn had <!, third lap disaster and retired. Roger Lord/Jim Coco?es were also among the .missing. Up front Rob MacCachren never looked · back in his Valley Performance prepped Chenowth, and he took a resounding win and first overall in the great time of 5:38.34. The fight for second went on as Krumme gained a few minutes on Barbeau on the fourth lap, but Krume lost the trans on the next round, and that was the race. Barbeau took a well earned second in Class 1 at 6:36.06, losing 20 minutes on the final lap. Third, and the last Class 1 finisher, was the team of Sandy Howe and Joe Boggio, home in 8:02.14 in the race that had a ten hour time allowance. Class 1-2-1600 was the biggest, as always, with 26 starters. Five were listed as having no time. One, Bob Stockton/Don Chase, actually came in fourth on total time but Jerry Leighton looked to repeat for his third overall victory, but troubles dropped him to fourth 0/A, but he still won Class 10 honors in the Raceco. DustyTimes

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Gregg Symonds and Warren Miller won Class 2 in 1985, but small glitches held the Raceco to third in Class 2 at the 1986 SNORE 250 race. James Barbeau had a good day in his Raceco, staying close to the overall leader for several laps, and, after trouble, he finished second in Class 1. Sandy Howe and Joe Boggio had some serious breakage mid-race, but they got back in action to finish the six laps, third in Class 1. Ron Ellenberg had troubles with his new Raceco in the early going, but he had a strong second half and ended up a close second in Class 10. Jack and Scott Irvine had power steering and fan belt woes with their Raceco, but the father and son team still took 3rd in Class 10. Eddy Herbst and company ran hard all day in the new Chenowth, came very close, but had to settle for second in Class 2 and a strong third overall. were disqualified for going under the railroad tunnel on two laps. . Five more only managed one lap on the rugged route. The first lap leader was Mike Spina at 59.18. Larry Job led the pursuing herd with a 1 :02.48, followed by Jack Short, 1:03.26, and Alan Hensley, 1:04.55, but Alan lost his trans on the next lap. In the 1 :05 area were Brent Bell, Kenny Freeman and Paul Kline, all too elose to call. With one third distante done, Mike Spina had a good lead of six minutes over Larry Job. Bell was back less than three more minutes, with Short following in two minutes. A pack of six were fighting hard for the next positons. Midway Spina still led, but Job had gained a minute. Short was now third, down six minutes, but four minutes ahead of Bell. Only eleven cars went any farther on the charts. Lap 4 tightened things up. Spina held the lead by 4.24 over Job, who had 4.22 on Short, who was 2.11 ahead of Bell. Several more were a few minutes more off pace in a very good dice. The picture changed drastically on the final two laps. On lap 5 Spina lost about 55 minutes and the race. Heading into the final lap Larry Job had the lead by 3.39 over Brent Bell, who held a skinny 27 second margin over Jack Short. But, Larry Job broke Stan Parnell and Jeff Botha took the Class 5 lead on the second lap, and overcame a serious challenge to win the class in qreat time. Class 1-2-1600 had a variety of leaders, but Brent Beil and family took the lead on the sixth lap and won the 26 car class by over four minutes in the two seat Bunderson. Dusty Times an axle and CV on the last lap, and he was down and out. Brent Bell picked up 3.46 minutes on the last tour and won Class 1-2-1600 in his Bunderson with his sister riding along. His time of 6:19.49 was good for ninth overall. Right in his dust Jack Short was second, tenth overall with total time of 6:23.37 in an exciting finish. Former Baja Bug driver Barry McDermott had a good day, consistent lap times, and despite doing a triple roll on the first lap, he brought his new November 1986 1600 home third in class at 6:41.50. Carrying on, Mike Spina was fourth at 7:08.15, followed by Howard Ringe at 7:16.15. Bryan Rogers was close with a 7:23.10 followed by Paul Kline at 7:30.25. Ray Cummins was ninth at 8:15.21, and Kenny Freeman was close, the last finisher in Class 1-2-1600 at 8:16.11. It was decided at the drivers' meeting that Classes 5, 5-1600, 9 and Challenge would do five laps for an official finish. Only a trio of Class 5 cars started, but it began as a dandy race. Richard Llewellyn led the first round by a tiny. four seconds over Stan Parnell/Jeff Bolha, while Blain McDonald had a 30 minute problem. After two rounds Parnell had the lead by just 10 seconds and it couldn't get much tighter. With three laps done Parnell now had a 15 minute lead over Llewellyn, who had his woes. The two Bugs had nearly identical~ 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. So why take a chance with anything else? _,-,:,-~---,,._

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Jack Short was within seconds of the lead in Class 1-2-1600 on some)aps, and at the flag Short took a close 2nd in the huge class. Barry McDermott had a fi're debut with his new racer, surviving a roll over in the early goihg to take a good third place in Class 1-2-1600. Tom Bo/ha ran strong most of the day, but a three hour middle lap dropped his Baja Bug to an official second at the flag in Class 5-1600. ll@i"' fourth laps, and McDonald was on the comeback trail, only to lose over two hours on lap 4. Llewellyn had a 2:23 on the fifth lap, and Stan Parnell/ Jeff Bolha had no trouble, and won Class 5 in 5:53.56. Over two hours back, Richard Llewellyn was second, about 35 minutes ahead of Blain McDon-ald as Class 5 had a 100 percent finish ratio. There were seven listed in Class 5-1600, but Doug Smith did not start and Port Campbell didn't cover a lap. Tom Walker Jr. had the quick first lap, a 1 :08.32, and did another 1 :08 to hold the lead after two laps. Tom Bolha was solid in second, only 1.25 minutes behind, and both Brian Parkhouse and Keith Bawden were missing. Bolha had a three hour middle lap, and Walker added in an extra 25 minutes, while Leonard Jones carried on. Tom Walker contin-ued running strong on the last two rounds to win Class 5-1600 with a total time of 6:27.34. Leonard Jones took second, 38 minutes later, and Bolha salvaged a finish, another 1 ½ hours back in third. It was announced at the Sunday morning awards brunch that Tom Walker Jr. had been penalized a lap for rough driving, which dropped him to third, behind Bolha, and Leonard Jones became the 5-1600 winner. The five truck entry was split into big and small. Three started the four lap dash in combined Class 7S/7 4x4. Willie Valdez in his General Tire sponsored Ranger led all the way. In fact Willie had his co-driver, Joe Alvarado, drive the second two laps, and he did good times and they won by over three hours. Randy Ward also finished the four laps, and David Shrum covered three rounds. A pair of yellow Chevrolets made up Class 8. Greg Holman led this dual all four laps. Ron Fiedler did three laps for second place. Only six of the seven Challenge cars started,~ A Performance Tradition More off-road races are won on Bilstein than any other 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 serious off-roaders who not only want to 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 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 6191453-7723 For additional technical . information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. Page 10 November 1986 Swinging tight on a hilly curve, Leonard Jones finished second on the road, but he ended up the winner of the pack in Class 5-1600. Willie Valdez and Joe Alvarado had a fun day in the desert, and also won the combined Class 7S and 7 4x4 with no strain in the Ford Ranger. Greg Holman ran steady times for the four laps required of the Heavy Metal, and he was the only finisher, the Class 8 winner at the SNORE 250. Jea_n Calvin and J_udy Smith had their fun in the old Funco, and ended up taking the honors ,n Class 9, the only 1200 at the race this year. DustyTimes

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SNO Where It Pays To Race THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Sponsored by KC HiLiTES Noventber 15, 1986 - Las_Vegas, Nevada The 16th Annual SNORE Midnight Special is a Twilight Race and a Double Points Race Yokohama Tires Western Barbeque at the Track -Saturday, November 15 The Final Event in-the 1986 SNORE/Yokohama Points Series DRIVING LIGHTS REQUIRED! Entry Fee - $250.00 plus Insurance - $75.00 . . _ Registration and Tech Inspection ~~ 10 a.~. -12_ Noon -Saturday - Start/Finish Area ~ YOKOHAMA Dnvers Meeting - 12:30 p.m. • Race Start - 1:00 p.m. For 5eriDUS Performers Race Course -5 laps - 35 mile course -South of Boulder City off Highway 95 with no silt -Near the El Dorado Sub-station AWARDSBRUNCH-SUNDAY,NOVEMBER16 10:00· A.M. -SNEAKERS -FREE DRINKS For further information and entry packet contact: SNORE, P.O. Box 4534, Las Vegas, NV 89106 or call the Hot Line - _ ~, 702-452-4522 , l)Q ~••>-~ -It Pays to Race with SNORE ~~r"'1""."'\= O

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Tom Walker Jr., who always seems to lose the nose piece, led the 5-1600 pack to the flag, but' lost a lap to penalties and was Mike Zupanovich put VW power-back into his Raceco this round, and he scored his first finish in a long time, fourth in Class 10. Mike Spina led the herd in Class 1-2-1600 for four laps, but his Bunderson suffered big trouble, and Mike ended up 4th in class. officially third. ~ along with the single Class 9 of Jean Calvin and Judy Smith. The Challenge guys had a good dice going on lap 1, as Danny Oliver /Dan Hook led John Kennedy by just 1½ minutes. Tim Crain was next, another seven minutes back, and both Robert Christensen and Stan Potter were just minutes more behind. Oliver /Hook got a stout hit which slammed them into a huge rock, and finished their day on lap 2. Kennedy now had a husky lead, but Crain was _second, just ten minutes ahead of Tim Sims, but Sims was seen no _ more. Kennedy lost an hour on the middle lap, but still led over Crain by 34 minutes. Now both Potter and Christensen were running strong after second lap disasters. The ranks soon dwindled as Christensen was out on lap 4 and Potter vanished on lap 5. John Kennedy led all the way to victory, a neat day for the youngster who finished in 8:04.55. Plugging on to finish second was Tim Crain, almost an even hour behind. The old Funco of Calvin and Smith came through shifter and suspension ·• SNORE President Roger Gaskill, left, congratulates Rob MacCachren on his overall win and winning the wheelbarrow full of 2000 silver dollars, the Holiday Inn bonus prize. problems to cover all five laps in 7:17.00,.winning a huge trophy and some cash for the effort. The race was over around seven in the evening, the pits came in and everyone loaded up in the fading daylight, still with plenty of time left to enjoy the pleasures of Las Vegas. The SNORE 250 awards brunch is as much of a legend as the race, and this year was no exception. CoJ hosted by the Holiday Inn and General Tires, the feast was complete with an ice sculpture, and everything from breakfast items to prime rib, all you could eat and three free tickets went to each entry. After most everyone had truly overeaten, the awards began, going through the class winners first .. SNORE President Roger Gaskill thanked all the sponsors of SNORE, particularly Yoko-hama, who put $5000 in the points fund, and the Holiday Inn, who added $3500 to the race tas NEVADA Vegas ·OFF-ROAD The first lap leader in Class 5, Richard Llewellyn had a major disaster on the last lap, but hung on to finish five laps, second in class. purse. Bob Steinberger was thanked heartily for providing the Goodyear Weatherman Radio Relay service on his own at ,the SNORE 250, and many more earned the praise of the organ-izers. After all the class winners had their giant trophies and checks, the fun really began. On stage was the now traditional wheel-barrow holding 2000 silver dollars, part of the Holiday Inn cash bonus for overall winners. Rob MacCachren was joyful as he accepted the wheelbarrow and the silver dollars, and Rob won the first wheelbarrow full of money just a few years back when he was a teenager. Rob also received the Russ Job Memorial Trophy from Jerry Leightot:1, the award going to the overall winner for the year. Originally donated by the Leighton family, Jerry has totaling $500. Neat trophies along with the cash are part of the SNORE style, and Bud Light donates all the class trophies to SNORE. The final act at the awards brunch is the drawing for the door prize, which this year numbered two instead of one. General Tire provided $500 worth of tires in a drawing among truck class competitors. Each starting driver has an equal chance in this action. The tires went to Ron Fiedler, who was second in Class 8. The other classes draw for a crisp $500 bill from SNORE, but you had to be there to get the prize. Larry Ellis, who finished sixth in Class 2 went home with the extra $500. it's ... BUGGY ' had custody of the trophy for the It is the extras like the additional money for top finishers, the drawing for prize money among all starting drivers, the generous payback, and of course the dandy brunch, that brings truth to the slogan, "It pays to race with SNORE." The final event in the SNORE/ Yokohama Series is coming up fast on November 15, a neat and no silt course near Henderson. It is the revised Midnight Special which will now be a twilight race. This one is for double points and should garner a· good entry for the SNORE season finale. ·N 3 i,.,J :;;, ; <' ;., Street -Stock - Baja Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure Play or Pay We've Got Your VW Parts See Brian See Dave SAHAKA X 2 N '1 A'-i'ITKN ',!Hit'', Locations fX z to <t.-~ 0 I--~ :: (!) ~ '->PK!'\(, MT:--1 Serve You {.,() :c ·4. rJ) Better! 01' ~ 1s, WEST NORTH·· 3054 Valley View 1541 N. Eastern 871-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 NOW 2 LOCATIONS. ' - -Page 12 November 1986 N 1 past two years, and now it was back in Las Vegas. For second overall, Tom and Steve Martin received a small plaque, but deep under the plastic cover was a one thousand dollar bill, their extra prize from the Holiday Inn. For third overall Eddy Herbst received a table sized checkered flag plaque, with 50 dollar bills making up the white spots of the checkerboard, Tim Crain drove his tidy looking Challenger car through all manner of problems to finish all five laps for second in Challenge Class. 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MTEG -THE ORANGE SHOW FAIRGROUNDS Steve Millen Sews Up the Grand National Points Championship By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises It was a near perfect evening for Steve Millen as he was fast qualifier in Class 7, won the trophy dash. was second in his heat race, and won the main event, and won the driving championship for himself and the Manufacturer's Cup for Toyota. The next to last round of Mickey Thompson's Off Road Championship Gran Prix was held on the half asphalt and dirt track in San Bernardino. A reported 12,133 tickets were sold for the event but since everyone had some elbow room I don't think a couple of thousand of the ticket holders showed. Along with the attendance were some noticeable competitors that failed Jo show, but the show provided all in attendance some enjoyable entertainment. As the season draws to an end many individual championships are still up for grabs. The closest battle is between Tommy Croft and Larry Ragland in the Super 1600 class with only two points separating the pair. In the Grand National class, a win for Steve Millen tonight will put Glenn Harris, who is currently in second, out of contention, and he will have to battle to keep his second place position from Ivan Stewart who is, going into this event, just one point behind Harris. Toyota is the leader in the Manufacturers' Cup Challenge with Team Mazda its closest competition, but a win for Toyota tonight will sew up that championship. Monte Crawford is leading the UltraStock class but has Greg George and Jeff Elrod both• within striking distance. Wes Elrod has a good chance at winning the 1-2-1600 class as Todd Attig is 36 points behind. In the Odyssey classes it is Johnny Custom in charge of the suspended class and Mike Lovelle is nearly 80 points ahead of his closest competitor in the unsuspended class. The battle is Page 14 tight in both the three and four , wheel A TV classes · as Jimmy White has a narrow lead over Roger Burman. Greg Clark is 28 points ahead of] ohn Neary in the four wheel class. In the opening trophy dash for pickups it was Steve Millen that won it after all four drivers flew into turn-one together and power slid all the way around until Millen exited first. Jeff Huber was second and that's how both of these front runners qualified. Third place was being fought over by third place qualifier Ivan Stewart and Roger Mears. These two tangled going down the back straight and Stewart ended up rolling over. This was the extent of the action as Millen went on to win with the others finishing in the order they exited turn one. In the Super 1600 trophy dash Tommy Croft grabbed the lead at the start and Brad Castle slipped into second until he did a slow roll over putting him out. This gave second place to the second fastest qualifier Rob Gordon. Rob is the 1 7 year old son of many time winner Bob Gordon who was not running in tonight's competition. Dave Bonner was now in third, and he too was the third fastest qualifier. The three finished in this order and Castle got going again, as the white flag came out, to finish fourth. When the Odysseys came out to battle there must of been a hundred of them, well there was a btmch. Actually there were 22 in the suspended class and 7 in the unsuspended class. When the flag flew it was Frank Chavez that took the lead with Eddie Morris in hot pursuit. Morris made his way around Chavez when Chavez was held up by slower traffic. Rory Holladay came charging through the pack to battle with Chavez. Holladay managed to get by but had to settle for second as Morris finished with an easy Vince Tjelmeland had his Pontiac bodied, VW powered UltraStock ,n good form, the fast qualifier, taking second in the heat and first in the main event. November 1986 Teenage Rob Gordon made a spectacular stadium racing debut, taking his Chenowth to second in the trophy dash and in his heat race, and he was a most excited winner of the Class 10 main event, just one week after winning overall at the Frontier 500. victory. Chavez was third and Johnny Custom finished fourth ahead of John Shultz. The 1-2-1600 class ran with the UltraStocks again but instead of the usual ten or so of them there were only two running. Once the race was under way, everyone got off to a clean start with Craig Durfee jumping out early but Monte Crawford took over and didn't look back. Vince Tjelmeland grabbed second but was overtaken by Greg George over the big dirt jump. Durfee settled into fourth ahead of the first 1-2-1600 car of Wes Elrod. Crawford was about to lap Jeff Elrod when he stalled going into the sharp left hander after the back straight and Greg George took the lead. Tjelmeland closed in on George but had to settle for second when all was said and done. Crawford ended up third ahead of Durfee. Wes Elrod was the first 1-2-1600 car across the line with Rob Tolleson settling for second in class and seventh overall. In the first 3 wheeler event it was Mike Olmsted that capitalized when early leader Charlie Shepard fell in the first lap. Olmsted then had to earn the eventual win as Sean Finley, who had started dead last, made his way rapidly through the crowd and challenged Olmsted. While Finley was busy trying to find a way around Olmsted, Jimmy White slipped by and pressured Olmsted. Olmsted went on to win with White second and Finley third ahead of Roger Burman and then Donnie Luce. In the 4-wheel heat race it was Ray Cook that was credited with the win a..nd John Savinski was second ahead of Bruce Kennedy. Robert Caruso ended up fourth and Jim Putman was fifth. In the first Super 1600 heat there were only eight racers to compete. On the front row was Jeff Elrod and next to him was Mike Withers. Elrod went into the first corner first but the other front row starter ended up with the lead when they exited turn one. Tommy Croft slipped into second for a moment but couldn't find a gear and Rob Gordon • managed third and began applying pressure for second. Elrod got sideways before the front straight and Gordon took second. Elrod found Croft on his tail on the next lap and Elrod.lo fhis spot at the same turn he0~ as passed by Gordon. Withers began running away with the event but Gordon was having his hands full with a hard charging Croft. Gordon was attempting to catch Withers and was really Wes Elrod nailed down his series title in Class 1-2-1600 by winning both the heat and the main event, and he placed second overall among the UltraStocks. · Danny Thompson led his Class 7 heat race from wire to wire in great style, but got caught in traffic in the main and dropped to fifth on the road. DustyTimes

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applying the gas causing him to stand his Chenowth up, dragging his engine cage over every jump. On the next to last lap Gordon closed in within striking distance but Withers read Gordon's move down the back straight and held onto his lead. Gordon earned the second spot as he stayed ahead of Croft. Elrod finished fourth ahead of Rick Jones. When the second Super 1600 heat race came into the track it was another set of eight competitors. At the start Brad Castle moved from the second row into second place behind Jimmy Nichols. Third spot went to the other front row starter Gary Dillon. Going · into the second lap Castle powered his way into the inside of Nichols for the lead. Going into the third lap it was all Castle's race with a 10 car lead over the early leader Nichols. The real battle now is for third between Dillon and Dan Bentley, with David Bonner right on his tail. Dillon and Bonner tangled at the left hand switch-back but things seemed to remain the same until Dillon got loose and shot up on top of the hydro barrier. This race is all Castle's at this point, he was running aHalone a quarter of a lap ahead of Nichols. A battle for second had developed between Nichols and Bonner. Bonner held on the gas over the front jumps and slipped inside for the second spot just as the white flag came out. Castle enjoyed an easy victory and Bonner finished a distant second ahead of Nichols. Dan Bentley beat Larry Noel across for fourth. When the Grand National trucks lined up for their first heat race everyone was assured of an interesting race. Danny Thomp-son who won the L.A. Coliseum main event and Roger Mears who has had a bad year but has shown promise with his new "Hard-body" shared the front row, with Steve Millen, the current points leader, sitting behind Mears. Glenn Harris, who going into this race is second for the points battle, is sitting behind Jeff Huber on the last row next to Walker Evans. Since the heat race is for starting positions in the main event one is assured of an exciting race. When the green flag flew for the six trucks it was Thompson taking the lead on the inside. Huber slipped into second after the first switch-back and Millen was fourth behind Mears. Millen slipped inside Mears over the front jump and then Mears broke a steering arm and left the track. Tommy Croft led his Class 7 heat race from wire to wire in great style, but troubles dropped him out of the main event contention. Mike Withers fought off a late challenge from Rob Gordon and led the first Class 10 heat race from flag to flag, but his Chenowth came to grief in the main event. At this point the Chevy of Thompson was sitting in the lead with several lengths margin. Millen had to bide his time in third as Huber was after Thompson. It was Evans in fourth ahead of Harris. Thompson still had three lengths lead with Huber feeling Millen on his tail. Harris slipped inside Evans at the switch-back and Evans broke his steering. Millen grabbed second at the switch-back after he held on the gas and slid inside of Huber. Thompson was in no position to relax as Millen was closing in on him with Huber still within striking distance. Harris was making up a little with each lap but had to settle for fourth. Thompson took first, Millen second and Huber was third. Walker Evans finished last with his left front wheel headed east. In the second heat race Sherman Balch grabbed the lead but got sideways at the first switch-back giving the lead to John Swift in the Ranger. Bobby Ferro took second in his Mazda. The Iron Man, Ivan Stewart, took advantage of Ferro's rusty driving skills on the third lap and powered around Ferro. Swift, you might~ Ivan Stewart tangled with Roger Mears in the trophy dash and rolled, but he came back to take second in both his heat race and the main. Dustynmes November 1986 Showing great promise as a trucker, John Swift flew his Ford to his heat race victory, but went out of the main event when the rear suspension failed. Greg George drives the most handsome Toyota UltraStock, and he won the heat race handily, but retired early from the main event competition. Page 15

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Nursing an injured knee, Rob Tolleson ran a close second in both the heat race and the main event in Class 1-2-1600 action. Jeff Elrod showed off his new Class 10 Mirage, and took a fine third in the heat race, but had serious mechanical trouble later on. Displaying fine form in his Chenowth, Dan Bentley got fourth in the second Class 10 heat, and went on to another fourth in the main event. ~ remember took · way for their main event. Holladay got up on his nose over the front jump but held on, going into the second lap. The unsuspended class started getting lapped as the leader now Eddie Morris went into the third lap. second at the Coliseum event and while doing so gained some respectability as a Grand National driver. Swift had a comfortable lead but had the Toyota of Stewart running in second and gaining precious inches with every turn. Swift had his hands full keeping Stewart back. At this point Swift was really feeling thejressure of the more experience driver behind him. Swift still had three truck lengths lead but Ivan at times would find enough power to come alongside to challenge, but Swift wanted to know how it felt to be in the winner's circle. Swift held off the charge of one very persistent Stewart and went on to win with Stewart taking second. Third place had been Bobby Ferro until he rolled the Mazda on lap 6. Sherman Balch was third after being turned back over and extingushing a small fire on the first lap. Bobby Ferro ended up fourth with Joey Moore dropping out. It was Rory Holladay charging hardest for the lead with Eddie Morris second and Bob Curtis settled in third well ahead of fourth place Johnny Custom when the . Odysseys got under Eddie Brown laid back and watched all the leaders have their trouble and then he capitalized on their misfortune to end up taking the lead and the win on the last lap. Johnny Custom brought his buggy around for second as Frank Chavez came limping in third ahead of Don Archibald and Elmer Woolard. · In the unsuspended Odyssey class it was Mitch Kurtela coming across first with Mike Lovelle second ahead of Dennis Elliott. Steve Grier finished · fourth in front of Frank Odom. The UltraStock main event turned into a real mad house as mechanical woes and crashes kept one wondering if anyone would still be running to win. Vince Tjelmeland came from the second row to take second from Craig Durfee going into turn one. Durfee got sideways down the back straight and had to wait for the field to pass before getting started. Monte Crawford took the lead after starting on the front row. 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Tjelmeland went on for Jeff Huber's tidy Ford started strong, second in the trophy dash and qualifying, third in the heat. and he took an official third in the truck main event. Monte Crawford took a huge points lead with his third in UltraStock qualifying and the heat race, but was dropped to seventh in the main by officials. Tim Maples has his Mazda UltraStock sorted out this season, and Maples flew to a fine fourth in the wreckage strewn main event. N:'ssan 's anchor man this season Sherman Baich rolled in his heat race and sit/I took third, but had big troubles in the Class 7 main event. November 1986 the win and second place Monte Crawford lost power just before the big jump and nosed off into the crevice of the big double jump. Second overall and first for the 1-2-1600 field was Wes Elrod and the other 1600 car of Rob Tolleson was third overall. Second in the UltraStock class was Tim Maoles 'and . third was Craig Durfee. The three wheel main event be-longed to Jimmy White and he showed the others right from the start. Chris White ended up second after chasing the other White around the entire race but never was a threat. Rober Bur-man finished third ahead of Sean Finley and then Charlie Shepherd. The four wheel A TV main event was a battle between Gary Denton and Mike Coe. These two ran away from the field while Coe made several attempts on Denton but Denton held on for . the win. Third place went to Brian Fry while Jeff Watts finished fourth. At the start of the Super 1600 main event it was Rob Gordon that jumped out front. Gordon out powered Dave Bonner for the lead and quickly put a couple of car lengths ahead on him. Brad Castle grabbed third ahead of Tommy Croft and then came Dan Bentley and Jimmy Nichols. The first six cars strung out with a car length apiece between them, while a group battled for seventh. Jeff Elrod and Rick Jones tangled going over the double jump, and both fell in the crevice making only one line over the jump. Young Gordon had pulled six lengths on Bonner, and Castle was right on his tail. Tommy Croft was in fourth within striking distance of Castle, but Castle was holding on. At the half way point Gordon began lapping the field and was still six car lengths ahead of David Bonner. This left the second spot the hot seat with Bonner still holding off Castle. Dusty Times

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The big "ditch" was not a jump to miss, and in the Class 10 main Usually in the thick of battle, Jimmy Nichols had traffic and other Long time desert racer Bobby Ferro came out of retirement to drive a Mazda truck, did well but had no luck and was seventh in the main. Rick Jones and another driver spent the race stuck in the troubles and was third in his Class 10 heat and fifth in the main. awesome crevice. with Harris having to drive harder and Swift having to drive even a little harder to keep up. Harris and Swift were having a good race until Swift came over the front jump on lap 5 and blew his rear suspension's air bag. At the half way point it was still Millen with Harris in hot pursuit. Roger Mears got up on his side in the switch-back and Walker Evans lost a tire coming around the front straight. Millen has gained some. ground over Harris but Harris was holding the gas down. Stewart was holding onto third with Huber fourth Glenn Harris has not had a good second half; this round he took 2nd on the road in and Thompson Pr es s u ring the Class 7 main, but was dropped five positions by a nebulous official ruling. Huber. Mears got going again but At one point Ron Gates didn't realize he was getting lapped, so he held on to his spot and Bonner had trouble getting by just before the double jump. This gave Gordon some extra breathing room. At this point young Gordon just needed to hold on for his first MTEG win. An excited Rob Gordon came across the line waving to the crowd and Dave Bon.her crossed over second ahead of Brad Castle and Dan Bentley. Jimmy Nichols was fifth. Rob Gordon was really excited. He had won the Frontier 500 overall the previous week making him double excited. In the main event for the Grand National pickups Team Toyota, the current team points leaders made up the front row. John Swift was on the inside of the second row behind Millen. Next to him was the early heat winner Danny Thompson. The third row was made up of Jeff Huber and Sherman Balch. The Mazda team made up the fourth row. Team Mazda is currently in second place for the Manufac-turer's Cup Challenge but starting this far back in the field might sew it up for Toyota. On the start it was pole sitter Steve Millen that took the lead. John Swift had managed to exit turn one side by side with Danny Thompson in second, but Glenn Harris put the move on the whole field and was challenging for the second spot. Thompson left the gas on too long and over shot the corner; then Harris and Swift entered the switch-back together and a little elbowing took place in the corner. When the confronta-tion was over Harris pulled out second and Swift third, ahead of Stewart. Stewart got pushed around at the switch-back and this put the front three well ahead of the field. Millen had a couple of lengths over Harris and Swift was right behind Harris. · Millen looked comfortable and was driving a flawless race, Dusty Times Always close in Class 10 action, Dave Bonner got his Rabbit powered racer home second in both his heat race and the busy main event. Brad Castle rolled his Raceco in the Class 10 trophy dash, but he came back strong to win his heat race and take third in the main event. Craig Durfee flies his keen Pontiac UltraStock over the famous "ditch" en route to a fourth in his heat and a third in the tough main event. November 1986 nosed dived off the double jump and ended up on his top on the hydro barriers. Millen, going into the white flag lap, had the back straight lead over Harris. Stewart was a distant third and fourth place Huber was another distance away. Thompson took fifth, then came Balch and then Ferro. By winning the main event Steve Millen has locked up the individual Grand National championship. This leaves only the team championship points battle left, so the Pomona event should be a real championship battle. After the race a protest was filed concerning Glenn Harris' first turn encounter and what looked like another elbowing-type -sh u ff I e was deemed abusive, and Harris was sent back five places on the official results. To anyone reviewing the ESPN video coverage of the race, it is clear that the abuse was done to Harris, and not by him -so why the penalty? DESERT LOCK OUTER 3.000 WIDE OUTER FOR SUPE.R STRENGT 8 • 1.125 HOLES TO REDUCE DIRT BUILD-UP._.t....:_ .r.. 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I .I A.D.R.A. AT SNOWFLAKE, ARIZONA Beard Blasts at Buggy Bash By Daryl Drake Photos: 3-D Photography Ed Beard never missed a beat as he drove this Toyota powered Chaparral to the Overall and Class 10 victories in the ADRA Pro Division action. THE WRIGHT PLACE~-co1L SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in 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 Ed Beard put his first-off starting position to good use to take the Pro Overall and Class 10 honors at the Arizona Desert Racing Association's ninth annual "Snowflake Buggy Bash." Beard brought the Beard's SuperSeats/Stroller Engineer-ing/Yokohama Tires Chaparral in with a time of 2:57:28 to hold off a strong challenge by Class 2 winner Jerry Foley by just 36 seconds. Foley made his off road debut here last year when he won Frank Turben racked up his third Class 8 victory this season in the Chevrolet He is also way out front in the Pro points race now. Jim Huff was all alone in Class 4, and he finished 16th overall and said the new suspension on the CJ Jeep was working great. the Beginner race. This year's edition was sponsored by Berlin Tire Centers, a Phoenix metro BFGoodrich and Yokohama dealer, and drew 73 entrants to the cool 6300 foot elevations of Sitgreaves National Forest. A growing list ( the biggest ever) of contingency donors put plenty of prizes in all three divisions up for grabs, ranging from tires through equipment to cash, and Pro payoffs climbed in many classes as well. A "Wildlife Quiet Area" necessitated a reroute of the course from years previous, and A.D.R.A. was able to include both some real fast and real rough terrain among the new sections. With the start/finish line and pits in the same spot four · miles northeast of Aripine, the course picked up new terrain just out of the pits where it ran through an old gravel pit before heading out to Flake Tank and a climb into the pines. Then it was onto Horseshoe Tank and Check One. Eastbound now, the course twisted and climbed until it reached Bagnal Wash where a turn to the south brought the racers to a fast powerline. Straight as an arrow but with plenty of uphills, downhills and fly-away jumps, this powerline is a pedal-to-the-metal experience. At Kays Tank a tum to the north led downhill over old Jeep roads and into Long Hollow and Check Two. On past Big and Little Pug Tanks, the course ran northeast to Check Three and the alternate pits, Following old section roads and crossing Day Wash, the course climbed again and skirted Decker Ranch on its way to the home check. Thirty-one miles long, the Pro division would run five laps for 155 miles. Heavy rains had well soaked the area in the week previous to the race. And word was there were a "couple of puddles" out there. Pro start order had the 10s leaving first ahead of 2, 5, 4, 8 and Challenger. Starting time (61'9) 561-4810 This was the view most racers got of Pete Sohren, as he held it all together and streaked to the Pro Class 5 win and fourth overall. Page 18 November 1986 Dusty Times

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Jerry Foley celebrated his first anniversary in off road racing by winning Class 2 and finishing second O/A Pro, just 36 seconds behind Ed Beard. 43.70 mph and earn 13th OA. Greg Holman and Nels Tomlin-son, both in Fords, were second and third not too far back. As we said, Ed Beard blasted to the Class 10 win with five smooth circuits to take the Overall as well. John Kelley, (Chenowth), 11 minutes back was second,Jim Henry {DirTrix) was third, Jeff Sanders (Beard's) was fourth and Rick Vasquez {Funco) was fifth. The only Pro Challenger car that covered all five laps was the Kisco of Andy Kisner, and he was the big winner in the emerging class. Only one Challenger complet-ed all five laps and it was Andy Kisner in his John Lamoreaux Enterprises/Kisner Racing Kisco in at 4:04:54 for the win. Quotable quotes were a toss up between Ed Beard's "The Yokohamas hooked up every-where but on pure water," and John Gardner's comments on the water hci.les, "You'll go swimming if you hit one wrong!" was a leisurely 10 a.m. No Class 1 or 7 racJ p were entered. In Class 41,it was Jerry Foley in his Foley Tile/Black's Dynamic Engines/Jerry's Equipment Rentals. Barlow Janitorial Chaparral Tandem out front for the duration. This racer has come a long way in his one year of racing, and if you saw him at Riverside you know what I mean. His first lap was his slowest at 36:47, his fourth his best at 34: 18 for a consistent race and a total time of 2:58:04 to average 50.54 mph. Sixth after lap one, John Gardner (last year's OA winner) picked up_ speed every trip and brought his Chaparral Tandem in 49 seconds behind, taking over second on lap four. Richard Roberts was next in, four minutes later, after holding second for two laps. He lost fourth gear in Ed Martensen's "Race-Trix" and couldn't hold off Gardner. Six minutes later, Gary Andersen took fourth in his DirTrix racer ahead of fifth in, Carl Perez (Chaparral), who'd fallen to sixth on lap two with alternator troubles after running second on lap one. Once again Class 4 had but one starter. This time it was Jim Huff in his Huff's 4-Wheel Drive Centers/Valvoline/Larjon Drill-ing/Jack Key Motors CJ-6, and he ran every lap quicker than the last to finish 16th overall. Class 5 saw Pete Sohren lead wire-to-wire in the Sohren Ceramic Tile/United Materials/ Rick Geiser Race Engines/ Rowdy Rick Performance/BF-Goodrich-backed Baja to finish at 3:01:07 and average 49.69 mph for fourth overall. Jerry Burghout was second, 13 DustyTimes minutes later, ahead of Pete Dunshie, the only other class finisher. All thre'e drove DirTrix built Bugs. In Class 8, Frank Turben cemented his position as the series points leader in his Jugans Kustom Fabrication/ Armstrong Tires-sponsored Chevrolet by turning in a 3:25:58 to average But the Pro cars had dried out the ground enough to raise the dust, and as the Sportsmen gathered for their drivers' meeting they hoped for a few Jim Travis kept the bottom of his tires dry on his way to winning the Sportsman race overall and in Class 1 in the slick Chenowth. Steve Baker said, "This course was just right for my little car," and it was, as he won Sportsman Class 10 and was second overall. November 1986 "Never say Die." Texan Rick Vasquez had a little tire trouble on lap one but he carried on in the Funco to place fifth in Pro Class 10. - sprinkles to settle things down. I think they hoped a little too much. Just before the Sportsman/ Beginner race started at 2 p.m. the wind began to howl and ominous clouds from the south approached. Yep, you guessed it, as the first car left the line, the sky opened up and poured rain for much of the first lap - and I mean poured! Race cars were slippin' and slid in' like pickups full of teenage This is the system run by most off road race winners boys on ice. But there wasn't any dust! And after the rain stopped, conditions were excellent. The cool dense air made everybody's motor run great and it all added up to one of the best Sportsman division races in quite awhile. The class order start found Class 10 off first followed by 1, 1600 Ltd., 2, 5, 5-1600 and Challenger. They would run 93 miles. Twelve Beginners started on their tails for a 62 mile jaunt. In Class 1, Jim Travis~ TRl•MIL BOBCAT• CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 19

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Despite a close encounter with a tree in his Sand hawk, Gary Hendricks won a narrow, 39 second victory in Sportsman Class 2. Lee Finke's Baja Bug sported fresh front suspension and paint, still kicked in the rear, but took him to the Sportsman Class 5 win. ~ was all alone after one lap in the General Tire/ Arizona Desert Rat Off Road Cen ters/T ra vis-Helwig Chenowth. He went on to take First Overall and the class win with a time of 1 :44:59 to average 51 :44 mph. Reports that came in on his competition included Gil Feldman and his Kawasaki Ninja-powered Mini Rail up in a tree and upside down, and Scott Calvelage endoed with all his Funco's wheels broken off. Now that's going for it! In Class 2, Gene Greenlee ran Gardner's Chaparral and was first after lap one. But motor troubles stopped his charge and the race became a duel between Gray Hendricks' Sandhawk and Paul Nolte's Woods Vulcan. Hendricks earned the win in his J.L.M. Race Cars/Station 1/Galaxy Floors sponsored car with a total time of 1 :48:37 to It was a very close dice in the Sportsman Ltd. ranks, but Tom Higgins won the class by less than three minutes at the flag. Dan Gilb endured a cold and wet first lap, and drove his Brandwood hard to take the Beginner Class 1600 Ltd. victory. average 49.72 mph and finish Clay Clark had the class's fast third OA. Nolte had the fastest lap. Finke ran his race in 2:07: 14 lap in class on his final trip but to average 42.44 mph. George was 39 seconds back at the flag. Telles was second and Clark was Jay Voelkner was third in his third after losing an hour to Beard's ahead of Doug Boel- brake troubles on his third man's Chaparral Tandem and circuit. Jerry Cady was roaring Tom Green's Brandwood, filling on lap one but rolled and then out the top five Class 2 racers. broke a front wheel off in his new Sportsman Class 5 racing saw Baja. He managed to !imp into Lee Finke in his Dir Trix/Bud the pits only to find his crew had Johnson Signs convertible hold left to try and find him. Good the lead on all three laps though news is he won a jacket from Yokohama. No 5-1600s completed a lap and we had no report as to their troubles. · Class 10 was once again the largest, but everything went Steve Baker's way for once and he was first in at 1 :48:26 to average 49.80 mph and earn second OA as well in the Challa Plumbing/Pat Hughes Perform-0 ance Woods Vulcan. Gary Johnson was second throughout in the Pro-winning Toyota Chaparral, finishing 49 seconds back, and Bill Capatch (Brand-wood) was third a minute and a half behind Johnson. Then came Walt Nash (Chenowth) and Greg Oswskey (Funco) to make up the top five in class. Less than four minutes separated the top three finishers in the 1600 Ltd. class, but it was BIG WRENCH H. DE NUNZIO, INC. 5760 THORNWOOD DRIVE GOLETA, CA 93117 805-967-4048 -----------------------------------------□ 36mm (Bug) ............. 49.95 Name _______________________ _ □ 46mm (Bus) ....... ....... 49.95 Address ______________________ _ □ Both ..................... 90.00 City ___________ State _____ Zip _____ _ CA Residents Add 6% Sales Tax □ Check □ Money Order Send To: H. De Nunzio, Inc. Tom Higgins out front all the way in the Pat Hughes Performance/West Valley Auto Suprly/Yokohama/C&H Rac-ing Chenowth. Finishing his three laps in 1:51:57, Higgins averaged 48.24 mph which put him at eighth OA. Ed Faulkner (Hi Jumper) was second not quite three minutes back and 50 seconds ahead of Troy Church-man (O.R.B.S.). Jim Covey (unknown) and Rudy Leon (homebuilt) filled out the top five. Daryl Knupp was all alone in the Challenger class. His. Chenowth covered the distance in 2:08:18 to take 21st OA. Knupp was added to the 1600 Ltd. class per the three-to-make-a-class rule, and this put him in at fifth ahead of Leon. On this fast course Unlimited racers dominated the Beginner race, and the fast five, all Unlimiteds, were just minutes apart at the flag. Robert Gayton was First Overall and Unlimited in the Bug Works/Gayton Appliance/Shamrock Racing Hi Jumper with a time of 1:13:05 and a 49.26 mph average. Then came Ross Whitmoyer (Chapar-ral), Mark Harrison (Funco ), Joe Fanning (McCormick) and Ron Brown (Chaparral). Topping the 1600 Ltds. at sixth OA, Dan Gilb and his Brandwood ran the distance in 1:24:50 to average 42.44 mph. Taking home the manufactur-er's Roving Trophy this time was·• DirTrix Championship Racing Cars. Special thanks goes out to Yokohama who gave out several sets of tires, jackets and caps, the U.S. Forest Service for their help in allowing the "Buggy Bash Tradition" to continue, all the great volunteers that made the race ·a success, and of course to the race's sponsor, Berlin Tire Centers, who also set up shop and serviced all the racers' tires. In the Series' Pro points race, Class S's Frank Turben is out front with 330, Class lO's Jeff Sanders is second with 270, Class 2's Gene Greenlee/John Gardner hold third at 265, Class S's Pete Sohren is fourth at 264 and Class S's Pete Dunshie is fifth. at 244. Tom Zentner and Ron Brant are tied for the Class 1 championship, Buck Griffin and Jim Huff are tied for the Class 4 lead, John Randall is out front in Class 7 and Larry Dimmett is first in Challenger. Check out next month's DUSTY TIMES for the full story on the Tenth Annual Penasco 150 which will be run on the 18th of October in Puerto Penasco, Sonora. All Merchandise Shipped Freight Collect 5760 Thornwood Drive Goleta, CA 93117 Berlin Tire Centers sponsored the race, and Paul LaPlante and Earl Fokken kept busy manning their courtesy tire pit all day. Page 20 November 1986 Dusty Times

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TULARE SUPERCARS AMSA Supercars Excite Tulare_ Fair Goers ommy roft had a good day at Tulare in his Chenowth, winning the first heat and finishing second in the Supercars main event. The American Motor Sports as the early leader over the 11 Association, AMSA, promoted a cars that got flagged off. Jeff round of short course racing at Elrod took over the lead after the Tulare, CA Fair late in Anderson had enjoyed a September and dubbed the event comfortable lead until the hard "Supercars." J im Webb, charging Elrod came around. promoter of the event, had Elrod held on for the win with planned on the Supercars Anderson second over Rick running in a figure 8 pattern Boyer. Fourth place went to Jesse jumping over one another. Rodriguez and fifth was Dana However, the "Miller Mountain" Van Noort. named after the race's sponsor, Class C took the field for their didn't fly the unlimited buggies first heat race with only six cars far enough so the drivers decided lined up. Rick Jones jumped out not to race on the figure 8 track front with Ron Carter and Randy for fear of landing on top of their Rhinehart elbowing one another commrades, or, worse yet, being for second. Ron Gates was landed on. settled into fourth and ·Wes Besides the Supercars the race Elrod was next. O n the third lap consisted of Class C buggies with Ron Carter suffered steering 1650cc engines and Class D with difficulties and dropped out. 1600cc engines and a Class 100 Rick Jones got a little too for 100 inch wheel base cars with comfortable running out front no engine limitations. The and Wes Elrod worked his way Supercars ran for a $5000 purse through the pack to steal the and had no entry fee. The other lead. It wasn't long before Gary classes paid $ 100 to race but 'Dillon started challenging Jones enjoyed a 100% payback. for second but Jones held his Thanks to the Tulare County position. When the checkered Fair Board and their over. flag came out it was Wes Elrod cautious insurance company first with early leader Jones Webb had to get on his knees and second ahead of Gary Dillon. beg for photographer's access Randy Rhinehart had fallen back onto the race course. But these to fourth and Carter and Gates powers only allowed one small had both dropped out. section for the photographers, so The Class 100 field came onto they can be thanked for the few the track with only four cars racing action photos. Isn't it nice ready to race. Craig Scott jumped to have someone like an out front with Don Miguel in insurance company protecting second and Kevin Kroyer third people from themselves! ahead of Don Kennedy. There When the racing got underway was some action early on in the it was Class D that started things race but when it was over the off. Andy Anderson jumped out drivers finished in the order they Text & Photos: Homer Eubanks had started. The first Supercar race got u nderway with Ron Carter taking the lead from his pole position but Tommy Croft was . the real mover. Croft slipped in behind Carter after starting last on the Le Mans type start. Fritz Kroyer managed third with Ken Seale behind Kroyer. Carter got sideways and the hard charging Croft took the lead. Croft held the gas pedal down and pulled a comfortable distance between him and Carter. When the race was over it was Tommy Croft taking the flag, with Carter a distant second and Kroyer was third over Ken Seale. In the main event for Class D the cars were inverted on the start line from the winning positions. This was probably the most active race of the day as the lead changed a couple of_ times including a freak change on the next to last lap. Butch Darling took the early lead until he got sideways in the rough section after turn one and lost the lead to Dana Van Noort. Carl Asterino took second at the start finish line from Carlos Zuniga over the jump and in fourth was Neil Phillips. Dana Van Noort had a strong lead with Neil Phillips taking second on the third lap after he held on the gas longer over the rough section just after turn one. Jesse Rodriguez went to fourth as Neil Phillips slipped past him. Second place Jeff Elrod began closing in on the leader Van Noort. Dana Van Noort who was in the lead and Jeff Elrod tangled and the two ran into a large tractor tire lining the course, Van Noort rolled over, and Elrod ended up pushing the huge tire out into the middle of the race track. The crowd loved it. Once Elrod got loose from the tire he went on to win with Jesse Rodriguez in second and third place went to Neil Phillips ahead of Rick Boyer. Fifth finisher was Dana Van Noort. Later it was discovered that Rodriguez was down a lap, and he was officially sixth. The second heat race for the Supercars produced another group of five racers. In this heat it was Jim Fishback, Sr. that pulled out with the early lead but he had Greg George hot on his tail. In a distant third was Jim Fishback, Jerry Whelchel DNF'd the heat r,ace, but came back to win the Supercars main event handily, with enough time to wave at the crowd. Jr. fighting off the charge of one Dennis Kordonoway. On the third lap George set the Sr. Fishback up and dove inside on a right hander and looked to have it when his engine died. George had the flagman looking around for a loose ignition wire but they came up blank, and Greg George was to sit out the rest of the race. This put the Sr. Fishback in a comfortable lead with his son driving hard to keep Dennis Kordonoway at bay. Jerry Whelchel had been running at a distance from the field and finally retired with engine trouble. At the checkered flag it was a Fishback sweep as Jim Sr. crossed over with a comfortable lead over Jim Jr. Third place and last finisher went to Dennis Kordonoway. The Class C and 100 main event was combined due to the limited time the fair board allotted the Supercar event. When the gr~en flag came out it was Ron Carter that was running away with the race until he stalled on a back corner and Wes Elrod took the lead. Rick Jones decided he was running out of time and pressed harder to take the second place spot by slipping inside Gary Dillon. When it was over Wes Elrod enjoyed seeing the checkered first with Rick Jones second. Third place Gary Dillon was followed by Ron Gates, and Ron Carter finished fifth. The Class 100 final positions were a duplication of the first heat with Craig Scott working his way through the pack for the win and second going to Don Miguel. Third was Kevin Kroyer over Don Kennedy. For the final main event the track crew added a kicker to the Miller Mountain and this put the Supercars into a high flying act. Due to the inverted start Jerry Whelchel was placed on the pole position, since he pulled out of the second heat with engine trouble and had DNF'd. In this race Whelchel's engine ran fine as he led from start to finish leaving the battle for second place money to Tommy Croft and Dennis Kordonoway. It was Croft that took home second best money with Kordonoway third over Dan Fisk. Fifth · finisher went to Ken Seale. The Supercars event was received well by the Tulare crowd as the grandstands were over half full of spectators that paid an additional $5 to leave the fair's midway and enjoy an afternoon of Supercar short course racing. Greg George had his Pipeline Trucking Funco out front in the Supercars second heat, but the engine stopped and Greg was then a spectator. As is the custom at AMSA short course events, the Tulare Supercars races used a LeMans type start, exciting in the first turn. Unique to AMSA racing is Class 100, and Craig Scott won both his heat race and the main event at the AMSA show at the Tulare Fair. Jeff Elrod, right, tangled with Dana Van Noort, and he had to move a tractor tire to complete his trio of race victories in Class 0. Dusty Times November 1986 Page 21

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Steve Tsarpalas got off to a slow start in his 2-1600 Berrien, but he whipped around the second heat to the victory, and second overall on points. Jim Dooley tried hard all the way, but he ended up fifth in one heat, fourth in the next one, but earned himself fourth overall on Getting his Exterminator a bit dirty, Scott Taylor ran in both Class 1, where he was fifth overall, and Class 9, where he took second overall. the points. · General Tire Sprints at the Macon County Fair in Decatur, Illinois By Brenda A Parker The crowd filled the grand-stands as usual at this race which is held on the last Sunday of the M acon County Fair in Decatur, Illinois. They really love the off road cars here. The format is two heats for each class with an overall winner selected by points CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER .HOUSE K & N FILTERS - RAPID COOL . . 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Kevin Probst's Berrien inherited the lead for several laps until he pitted with mechanical troubles. Chuck Williams in his Berrien, and with Armstrong Tires all round, then took over the lead and went all the way for the win. Dave Staples, who had moved up from sixth position, came in second and Dick Knutson was third. In heat 2 (2-1600) Jim Dooley was the leader for nine of the ten laps when he rolled in the last lap and dropped to mid-pack. At the finish however, the race was between Steve T sarpalas, Chuck Williams and Dooley with Tsarpalas beating everyone to the checkered to take the win and Williams and Dooley coming in second and third. The overall placings for the weekend in this class were: Chuck Williams, November 1986 Chuck Williams was busy in his 2-1600 Berrien, winning one heat and overall, along with doing well in 1-1600 action, placing fourth overall. Steve Tsarpalas, Dave Staples and Jim Dooley. In Class 9 there were 15 cars on the starting grid. This is just about all the track will handle since it is short and tight. Lee Wuesthoff in a Magnum was first around the first turn with Jeff Probst running second. Lee led for two laps but Probst finally passed him to take the lead and he was never challenged. Lee and Scott Taylor ran second and third and were enough ahead of the pack that they were never in any trouble. Mike Paulson and Art Schmitt were racing for fourth place. Schmitt finally came out on top of that battle. At the finish of this heat it was Jeff Probst for the win, W uesthoff in second, Taylor third and Schmitt fourth. In heat 2 Jeff Probst came out the leader when the green flag was dropped. Wuesthoff, Schmitt and Taylor were battling for second place. They were nose to tail for three or four laps until Taylor finally moved around Schmitt. Lee was just barely holding onto second place with Taylor hot on his tail when he (Wuesthoff) spun out on one corner to drop several positions. This moved Taylor into second, and Schmitt into third. Don Ponder, who had been driving a good steady race and staying out of trouble was fourth. Overall in this class it was Jeff Probst -first, Scott Taylor, second, Art Schmitt, third and Lee Wuest-hoff, fourth. Because of a limited entry the heavy metal ran all at once. This combined Classes 3, 4 and 8. Jan Dudiak, from Pennsylvania running aJeep, in the lead off the green flag. On lap 5 Dudiak rolled his Jeep and was damaged enough that he was out of the race for the evening. Geoff Dorr then inherited first place with Gerald Foster in second and Jack Flannery, from Crandon, WI in his BFGoodrich sponsored Ford, was third. Heat 2 saw only 4 trucks take the starting line. For Geoff Dorr in his Jeep it was an easy win. Matt Foltz was out after only three laps leaving Dorr, Flannery and Bruce McKinney running first, second and third as the checkered flag dropped. Overall points went to Geoff Dorr, Jack Flannery and Gerald Foster. In Class 1-1600, heat 1, Lee W uesthoff ran flag to flag for the win.Todd Attig, in an Extermin-ator out of Dixon, Illinois, was second and Steve Koopman was third. Chuck Williams had some problems early on but managed to finish in fourth. Jeff Probst had a perfect day at the races, winning both Class g heats, and overall of course, in his well developed single seat Berrien Laser. Dusty Times

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The early leader, Lee Wuesthoff took 2nd in heat 1 in Class 9, and his Magnum was 4th in th£ next heat and 4th overall in points. Jack Flannery, Ford, was the fastest 2 WO in the heavy metal races, and Jack took a third and a second to" end the event in second overall. Running the same car in both Class 1 and Class 9, Art Schmitt got a trio of seconds in Class 1, a fourth and a third for third overall in Class 9. In heat 2 there was a battle for number 3 spot between John Buschon, Gale Brockie and Dave Staples. They were fighting for position for 5 laps and it was a tight battle. Both Brockie and Staples finally managed to put the move on Buschon and Gale then put some distance between himself and Staples. In the meantime, Lee W uesthoff was leading handily with only a slight challenge from Steve Koopman and Todd Attig. Koopman rolled on the last lap to drop from third spot to nearly last. The checkered flag dropped on Wuesthoff in first, Attig in second, Brockie in third and Staples in fourth. Overall in this class it was Lee Wuesthoff, Todd Attig, John Buschon and Chuck Williams. In heat 1 of the Class 1 race it was Art Schmitt in his Rabbit powered Berrien Lasertakingthe lead for eight laps. He had Kevin Probst and Scott Taylor right on his rear bumper. There was no room for error. Taylor made several attempts to get around Schmitt but t0 no avail. Kevin in his Laser finally moved around Scott, and Scott slowly dropped off the pace to pull off the track. He had lost a plug harness. Kevin then set his sights on Schmitt and by lap 9 had passed him to take the lead and the win. Schmitt was second and S~ott Schwalbe ·was third. Taylor finished a lap down. In heat 2 Kevin ran flag to flag for the win. Schmitt and Taylor pushed him pretty hard but they just couldn't find a line around him. Probst managed to put some space between himself and Schmitt but Taylor was not about to let Art take an easy second, and they fought for position all the way to the checkered, with Art finishing in second and Taylor in third. Overall for this class it was Kevin Probst, Art Schmitt and Jim Brown with Scott Schwalbe in fourth. This is always a good race and this year was no exception. There was a business in Decatur, Autohouse Fortense, who put up a $200 hardship award. The sponsoring club awarded this $200 to Jan Dudiak. It seems that Jan had problems with the wheels on his trailer on the way to the race and he had to unload his Jeep and drive it the last two miles:This, coupled with the fact that he rolled on the first heat of his class race, made him the winner of the hardship award money. There was one incident which marred the weekend. Mazda is the official truck for the Formula Geoff Dorr dominated the heavy metal class in his trusty Jeep CJ 8. Dorr won both heats and the overall honors, moving up in the series standings. Kevin Probst did an encore of brother Jeff's ac.t in Class 9. Kevin won both Class 1 heats and overall driving an identical Berrien Laser. Dusty Times In the first heavy metal heat Jan Oudiak, right got the early lead, but the leader here, Geoff Dorr, won the race. Dudiak rolled and wrecked his Jeep, but got the $200 hardship award from Decatur's Autohouse Fortense. Desert Dog Series for 1986 and as such has had two or three trucks at selected races in tnis series. At Decatur these trucks were on display on the midway at the . fair. Someone during this ROB TOLLESON 1st Place 1/2-1600 1986 Baja 500 1985 Score/High Desert 1/2-1600 Champion 1985 Rookie of the Year time "keyed" all four of the trucks. Not just one side but up over the front, down the other side and along the back. The club, Mid America Off-Road Racing Association, had to have all four trucks painted before they could be returned to the participating dealer. It is really too bad that some people get their kicks by damaging other peoples' property. SIi . 0~ RACING BRAKES ~ TOM KOCH 1st Overall 1986 Parker 400 · 1st Overall 1986 Snore Yoko Loco NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT IT TO GO -LET HOT SHOES MAKE IT WHOA! Better Braking When You Need It/Longer Wear Life RACE CARS • PRE RUNNERS • DUNE BUGGIES • 3-WHEELERS • OUADS • MOTORCYCLES "Custom Applications" -No problem, send us your cores and we will deduct it from your bill. Everybody Needs Brakes, Why Not Use The Best HOT SHOES RACING PRODUCTS 166 West J-5, Lancaster, California 93534 (805) 942-2344 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED November 1986 Page 23

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BFGOODRICH DOMINATES STADIUM AND DESERT RACING! This year, BFGoodrich is having one of the most successful off-road seasons ever. Steve Millen clinched the Mickey Thompson Grand Nation-al Drivers' Point Championship before the green flag fell on the last iace. And Ivan Stewart wrapped up second place for a 1-2 BFGoodrich finish, enabling Team Toyota to cap-. ture its fourth consecutive . Manufacturers' Cup. Steve Millen's domination was so complete, he won a heat or main event at each track on each of the · three types of BFGoodiich light truck radials-including the new All-Terrain TIA:M These outstanding performances clearly illustrate BFGoodrich's com-mitment to providing you with the best light truck performance tires. We use motor sports to test and im-prove the performance capabilities of the entire line of BFGoodrich TIA® Radials. This victory is another shining example of the winning tradition of BFGoodrich TIA Radials. On the track, in the desert and on the street, our tires will make your truck perform. BFGOODRICH liA RADIALS TAKE ON THE ROAD™

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► .~ -PRO CANAM RACING -"Sunup at Horn Rapids 160" "Clark, Marno and Manning Beat the By Leonard Day Heat!,. Ph&os: Tom Upton, Jerry Branson The only car that covered the entire distance, 260 miles, was driv&n by Dan Clark Jr. , who had a trouble free run, and took first overall and first in the open buggy class. · · It was originally called "Sundown at Horn Rapids" and was to be run at night but the "powers to be" changed that just days before the race. So it was run at eight o'clock in the morning to get as much cool running time as possible, but still get all the racers tip and out of the 4-sack. The number of race entries was the smallest group to have ever started a ProCanAm event, but nevertheless, there was excellent competition in the classes that did take the green flag. The early morning drivers meeting at 7 a.m. brought forth the word that because of the extreme heat expected, High 90s -Low 100s, the race would be shortened from 300 down to 260 miles for the cars and from 100 down to 80 miles for the 3 wheelers. The decision would prove to be a wise one. The race at this site a year ago was blessed with rain for a week before, bui: this year the weather had been blistering hot and :al sol had drawn all the moisture from the ground resulting in some soft sand stretches that took a toll on the vehicles. But then, as they ~ say, "That's off road racing." Seven Pro Buggy entries left the line one minute apart to do battle on the mostly new 20 mile course laid out at Horn Rapids ORV Park. A couple soft hills and a soft spot at Checkpoint 2 required some immediate attention to alleviate some potential problems. The easiest was the decision to make No. 2 a visual checkpoint instead of a stop/stub. The course was altered to go around some of the soft hills and required tbe course workers to hustle to ne·w locations and to physically block the course and give directions to the new route. All was done without any hitches or loss of time to any racer. John Winkes held the lead on the first lap with Ken Sanislo coming in second, close behind. Winkes continued to lead through the second lap with Sanislo dropping out on lap 2 with a transmission out of commission. Shortly after the start of lap 2, Winkes experienced transmission problems of his own and wound up on the hook and found a lawn chair and enjoyed the sun the rest of the day. Bob and Rob Rea retired the 872 Class 8 entry early after spending a good part bf the first lap stuck in a couple horrendous sand washes. This seemed to be transmis-sion day in the Pro Buggy Class as both Joe Kellogg and Phil Laplante had terminal tranny problems on laps 5 and 7 Congratulations to "BOW WOW" MIKE THORNTON CHRIS CASH Class 1 Class 10 THE 1986 VORRA DESERT SERIES CHAMPIONS from All the other Idaho Desert Racers Mark - Chris - Kenny - Gary - Paul Page 26 respectively. This left the battle for first and second place to Dan and Dan Clark Jr. and David Brown. Brown took a one lap penalty for missing Checkpoint 2 on the first lap and was either going to have to rely on bad luck for the Clarks or some fancy catch up driving on his part. None of the above happened and Clark came out on top as the wmner. The Pro 1600 Buggy Class had only three warriors to do battle as the starter dropped the flag to begin their 260 mile trek. The Manning/Bailey entry led the race wire to wire and managed to complete twelve of the 13 laps in seven hours, nineteen minutes. The Lierman Brothers entry retired after completing one more lap than the Johnson/ Francis entry which had terminal ring and pinion woes on lap 10. Seven hard charging Pro 4x4s left the line with a promise from Jack Mamo in the #422 entry to make this race "two in a row"· after a hard fought battle with Bob Nyeste in a Canadian race just weeks prior. Mamo forced Nyeste's hand early on and Nyeste wound up with a broken front frame and shock tower and went down on lap 3. Ed Burnap turned the fastest first lap and it looked like the Bronco was finally dialed in. The internal working parts of the automatic 'trans quit working and the pumps wouldn't pump. So there he sat in the middle of lap 2. Mamo now had about a minute lead over Gordon Scott going into lap 3 with Steve Farrell and Dale Jinkerson right in the dust. Robert Murphy, stymied on lap 2 with a half hour down time, was force,d to play catch up in 2 wheel drive. Murphy made up a couple minutes each lap and was able to beat both Jinkerson and Farrell for a respectable second place finish but was not able to catch Mamo, who ran a trouble free race. Gordon Scott had serious transmission problems and was able to complete only eight laps for a fifth place. · ( continued on /)age 28) November 1986 Jack Mamo was really cooking through the eastern Washington desert, and he won' the Pro 4x4 class handily, making it two wins in a row. Larry Manning and Bill Bailey had a clean race, briQging their buggy home first in the Pro 1600 class, completing 12 of the 13 laps. Despite a one lap penalty for missing a rolling checkpoint, David Brown took a fine second in Pro open ranks in his very trusty Class 5 Bug. Robert Murphy lost half an hour on lap 2, turned the fastest later laps among the 4x4s, but he had to be content with second place this race. Tom Carlon, of Pasco. Washington, won the 3 wheeler event at a fast pace, doing the eighty mile route quickly, and winning by over six minutes. Dusty Times

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Bob Bohres, #698, moves over as the overall race winner Danny Hahn plows up the dust over a sandy lump on the desert style short course event. John Cory, who was fourth in D Class, does a wheel stand in the soft stuff, while Jerry Allen, who won Class 1600, goes wide to make the pass. Joe Cunningham, foreground, and the D car of Ken Kersey/Mark Amrhein, that won the class. hit the soft sand side by side in the early action. Lakeland and F.O.R.D.A. Host the August Off Road Race • Text & Photos: John Sprovkin Flying like a bird, Mark Bickers stayed in the groove to take a fine 2nd in 1600 ranks and a nifty 3rd overall, on the lead lap at that. Tom Gundeck got a little off course with a broken tie rod, but he and Scott Gundeck came back strong to finish second in the O-Class contest. Despite rolling his D car, and breaking a throttle spring. Sam Pace kept moving and high stepped his way into a strong third in the class. Robby May, #2, and John Cory mix it up in the close competition in D Class. Cory did 64 laps for 4th in class and May came in 7th. There was some fierce dicing in the 1600 competition, and here Chad Peterson, #611, and Rick Walch duke it out in the sandy terrain. Allen Brumley ran with the D Class leaders most of the day, but a broken spindle, and later brake troubles, dropped him to fifth at the flag. It was a real off road course at Lakeland, through the brush and pine trees. Ed Chambers leads John Cory and Sam Pace over the tundra and all three finished the race in good positions. Florida off road racing was the happening and Lakeland, Florida was the place on this sunny 31st day of August. The weather was warm with a few drifting clouds and a nice steady breeze. The turnout for today's race was once again on the low scale. Twenty-one buggies, total, registered for this three hour 150 mile endurance race. The course was two miles in length with about seventy-five percent on asphalt. It was a fast track with no jumps and just a few hair pin turns. There were three newcomers that we would like to welcome aboard: Dean Priep, #686, Jimmy Keys, #69 and Ed Chambers, #633. Ed has been a Dusty Times -member of the club but had not been racing. With everything on ready the line-up took place. Shortly thereafter the green flag moved briskly in the downward motion while simultaneously twenty-one rail buggies went into forward thrust. Chad Peterson, Jerry Allen and Jr. Taylor were the first in sight for Class 1-2-1600. Robby May, Allen Brumly and Gene Windham came around the turn in that order for D Class with Danny Hahn, the only Class 1 competitor, next. Chad Peterson, during the second lap, dropped down from first to fourth. Jr. Taylor picked up the first place position by getting around Jerry Allen and holding it until the third lap, when Joe Cunningham made his move overtaking Jerry and then Jr. Robby May, for D Class, was pouring it on with the lead and doing it fine until the third lap, when Gene Windham, Marty Pounds and Allen Brumly maneuvered their buggies around him. Dean Priep, one of the 1600 newcomers, had his share of problems for one day. It started when he broke the left rear shocks from the frame, extending to carburetor prob-lems, then, the loss of his coil. After being in and out of the pits a number of times and only completing fifteen laps, Dean_ decided to trailer his rig for the day. About twenty minutes later, to add more excitement to his afternoon, his buggy, while sitting on the trailer, caught on fire. It was quickly extinguished. The Bug Hutt's Rick Welch had his share of carburetor problems, unable to complete a lap until the thirteenth. Bob Bohr es was out for five laps when his shifter gave up on him. Jerry Allen and Joe Cunningham were in constant battle, exchanging positions during each passing lap with Mark Bickers right on their tail. In the seventh lap, Gary November 1986 Groce, D Class was signaled into the pits. His air intake was plugged with grass. Afterwards Gary continued on for six more laps then his engine had a heat stroke forcing him out for the duration. Jr. Taylor started having fuel pump problems in the fourth lap dropping back two slots then he pitted during the next lap, Jr. was out for seven laps. After getting back into competition he lasted sixteen more laps before losing his engine from battle fatigue. He and Gary weren't the only two losing engine ~apabilities during today's activities. Marty Pounds made it seventeen times around then engine age made its attack, putting Marty out while Gene Windham did it his way for thirty-nine laps, mostly in second gear, because of clutch problems, forcing his engine to overwork ending with engine exhaustion. Danny Hahn, Class 1, had'"'-a great day. HL' rolled on the far turn and kept on moving. Danny · didn't make any pit stops and kept his~ IT'S SUMMERS BROS. FOR THE FINEST IN OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS! WE PAY CONTINGENCIES FOR SCORE AND HORA EVENTS! SEND $3.00 FOR YOUR DIRT RACER'S CATALOG! ..0fMl~ ~JjOTHE-0° 530 South Mountain Avenue Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 Page 27

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The Lierman brothers, with Russ driving here, got in eleven laps before retiring, and still earned second place in the 1-2-1600 action. Steve Farrell replaced three axles in his Jeep, but kept on trucking to eventually take third place in the Pro 4x4 competition. Phil LaPlante got in six good laps in Pro open class, but on the next round his was one of many transmissions that packed up at Horn Rapids. Canadian racer Dale Jinkerson charges down a fast road in his Joe Kellog_looks fast here in his open single seater, but he lost the Running second for half the race in Pro4x4, Gordon Scott and Ken tidy 4x4, and Jinkerson had a close fight to take fourth in the class. trans before the halfway mark in the race, retiring on the fifth lap. Rushinq had serious trans troubles and retired after eight laps. Two Odysseys and nine three which left it "no contest" for Carlon who rode the eighty miles the fire going. John Garner was completed one lap. wheelers and quads left the line Diane Fahrney. Curtis Upton, of in 2:13:04. Jeff Washburn on the last trike to finish all four The next and last race of the in a separate race after the Yakima, left the line first on a #45 trike and Randy Branson on laps, 26 minutes behind Carlon. season takes place at Millican buggies and Jeeps completed 250 Honda but couldn't hold off #139 did fight it out for fourth Joe Regan ran only three laps, as Valley, Oregon and is a Vorra their 260 miles. The Odyssey of Walt Ottenad who finished and fifth. Branson's mount blew the fourth lap problems were too points race which always makes Len Grammes fried a motor second, six minutes behind the a base gasket on lap one and it much to overcome. Both Eric for good racing on a real good before completing the first lap sizzling quad ridden by Tom was touch and go trying to keep Hinderlic and Dave Hoder only track. ~ rail buggy on the course t~ictory. Joe Cun_ni_ngham slid wide on a turn, g1vmg way to Jerry Allen, only to regain the lead two laps later on the straightaway. Sam Pace, Tom Gundeck and Mark Amrhein/ Ken Kersey were in the stiff competitive mode along with John Gory and Allen Brumly, all in D Class. The lead and forerunners were difficult to keep up with. Just about -everytime they came around, there was someone different in that position. Sam Pace rolled on the back section of the track then continued on only, to run off the track later when his throttle spring broke. Rick Welch, Class 1600, and Jimmy Keys, D Class, tangled in the mid-turn. During the next time around, Rick was headed for the pits with his engine smoking and clanking. His crank pulley came off, converting his engine into a hot plate. As the pack maneuvered their way through a rutted section of track, Bob Bohres was able to get the edge on Danny Hahn. By the time they reached the turn, Danny, in total control, moved in forward motion with drive and determination, placing his buggy back on the front side of Bob. Allen Brumly lost his left front spindle in the same turn, later to be confronted with brake problems. Meanwhile, Joe Cunningham and Mark Bickers were headed into the pits, both PRINCE EDIBLE RACE CAR CO. a division of the PRINCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY of NORTH AMERICA, THE FAR EAST, and CERTAIN PORTIONS of BAJA CALIFORNIA is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of THE GREAT CANDY CANE RACE TEAM another fine product from "the good things to eat" people Page 28 the most widely eaten race cars in the world Baja 1000 Off-Road Race Ensenada to La Paz Novem·ber 6, 1986 November 1986 with flat tires. Coming out of the pits, Joe, while almost under total control, went up into an embankment then back onto the track inflicting his buggy with tie-rod-bent-itos. Later it caused him problems, having to stop and solicit help in order to hand turn his wheel from a ninety degree angle to straight. Tom Gundeck, D Class, broke his tie-rod and was out for three laps. As the race continued, Class ls Danny Hahn was holding down the lead with Jerry Allen, Class 1600, and D Class, Mark Amrhein/Ken Kersey not far behind.John Cory was moving in the groove and manipulated his set of wheels around Allen Brumly. As the race was winding down it looked like the one hundred fifty miles was going to be reached before the time elapsed. Everyone was still in close competition. Danny Hahn, Jerry Allen, Mark Bickers and Joe Cunningham were still battling it out bumper to bumper, side by side and front to rear, making their way towards that finish line. Ken Kersey/Mark Amrhein, Tom Gundeck/Scott Gundeck, Sam Pace and John Cory were right behind them, holding their own while moving around the curves, through the rutted out areas and into the home stretch. When the checkered flag concluded the race, Danny Hahn was first across with seventy-four laps under his belt, followed by Jerry Allen and Mark Bickers also with seventy-four laps. Joe Cunningham came in with seventy-three. In D Class, Ken Kersey/Mark Amrhein took first with sixty-eight laps, followed by Tom Gundeck/ Scott Gundeck completing sixty-six, then Sam Pace with sixty-five. Dusty Times

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SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION Mike Spina Dominates the Nevada 300 All the field saw of Mike Spina's Bunderson was the dust, as Mike led every lap to win the race overall, and in the biggest class. 1-2-1600. It all started with the pre-run party and drawing for starting numbers dance at the Nevada Club in Pioche, days before the race. The party was a huge success, with music by Andy Robinson. Many, many door prizes were given away, and it set the fun mood for the upcoming race. The now world famous "Calcutta", where all the drivers are auctioned off to the highest bidder, is getting very popular; it is a chance for spectators and pit crew members to bet on their favorite driver, and reap some extra reward. The setting is in Pioche, Nevada, north of Las Vegas in the high mountains. Race morning the mountain air was crisp and cool, and the participants and spectators at the start were wearing jackets. By noon the sun was high, and the dress code changed to T-shirts and shorts. Mike Spina had not competed in a Silver Dust race for a full year, but he drew the number Despite losing the front sheet metal, ruining the aerodynamics, Tom Walker went fast enough to take top honors in Class 5-1600. Local racer Pete Delmue won the Challenge Class in this historic car, driven to a Baja 1000 finish in Class 2 around 1970 or so. Looking strong here Hal Flippen and Tom Bradley. Sr. finished second in Class 1-2-1600, and the team also took second overall honors. Taking the green flag in downtown Pioche. Dave Hermanson went the distance in his Baja Bug and was second in Class 5-1600. Dusty Times Louie Barlow was one of the first Vegas drivers to get into the Challenge Class, and this round Louie took second in the class. Emory Brazell and Craig Bailey came from San Diego to race in the high mountains. and they finished second in the open class, despite woes. November 1986 Looking like an ad for Purina, John Van Hoove drove hard in his open class, ·Toyota powered racer and he finished first in class and fourth overall. one starting slot in his 1-1600 car. He started first, and stayed well ahead of the entire field for six blistering laps, setting fast lap of the day on the second of six laps at 1 :06. 04. In fact, so swift was his pace that his slowest lap was 1:09.06, no doubt with a gas stop, and it was still faster than any other driver's hot lap. Spina not only won the 1600 class handily, but his time of 6:45.58 earned him first overall by a wide margin. Also running very consistent lap times, also in Class 1-2-1600, Hal Flippin and Tom Bradley, Sr. stayed on the gas to take second in class and second overall. Their Bradley Window Corp./Flippin Trenching Co. entry finished all six laps in 7:31.15. Running very tight with Flippin/ Bradley, all but one lap, was Bob Westfall,Jr. in the Don and Lees Trim Shop buggy. Westfall had big trouble on lap 3 and did a two hour lap. He got through all six rounds in 8:42.31, third in class and also third overall. Running third in Class 1-2-1600 after one lap, Ron Cloud had minor troubles and dropped time, but was back running strong after four laps. Then he needed three and a half hours to do the next lap, and retired in fourth in class. Running third at one third distance, Jack Kruger was a close third after four rounds, but did not make another lap. Howard Ringe also started out well, but vanished after two laps, and Ken Fry did not make a lap in Class 1-2-1600. In Open Class the onlookers were treated to the keen sight of the red and white checkerboard painted car, with Toyota power, of John Van Hoove and Bryant Dunlop. They led the first lap, dropped to second on the next round, and had more troubles midway in the race. But, they kept on moving down the course to finish all six laps and win the class in 8:47.30. They also placed fourth overall. Emory Brazell and Craig Bailey came all the way from San Diego, CA to race their American Color Corp. sponsored Open Class car. Their first two laps were full of trouble, but they kept on with the race in the two seater, covered five laps, and placed second in class. The leader after two laps, Dave Pauley was not seen again, and, two time winner in the series this year, Larry Gilmore also managed only two laps in Open Class. In Class 5-1600 Tom Walker drove his Baja Bug, sponsored by Westward Ho Racing and Delong Trucking to first place, doing two laps in 3:05.08. Dave Hermanson also covered a pair of laps with identical times in his Capri Lounge sponsored Baja Bug for second in class. There were two starters in the Challenge Class. Pete Delmue, sponsored by the Y Service Station in Panaca, Nevada, finished four laps in 6:22.54 to h\ke the victory. Louie Barlow, sponsored by Precast Concrete and B-Plus Racing took second place, covered three laps in 4:50.45. After all the cars had finished the race, and the post race formalities were concluded, Silver Dust Racing Association, along with the Overland Hotel, which was race headquarters in Pioche, held the traditional barbeque, open to the public. Further festivities began at 9:00 p.m. with dancing in Wild Bill's Dance Hall in the hotel, and the awards took place at 10:00 p.m., followed by the disbursement of all Calcutta monies. Everyone had a very good time. The final race in the Silver Dust Racing Association Series 1986 takes place close to Las Vegas, in Henderson, Nevada on October 25. Going into that race the Nevada Triple Crown Points Championship leaders are very close together. John Van Hoove leads with 252 points, followed by Larry Gilmore, with 23 7. 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An Interview with Scott Child Text and Photos by CRS Publicity Staff Scott Child's new Dodge Omni Turbo made its debut at the 1986 Rim of the World Rally, but new car glitches kept it from a good finish. Last October the Dodge placed a fine second at the Ojibwe Pro Rally. As the PRO Rally sport grows all over the nation the National circuit gets new faces and keeps an eye on the up and coming drivers. One of these drivers is Scott Child. He is just one of a slew of teams doing well on the National trail as a product of the California Rally Series. After a bad crash off an A TC in the 1983 Baja 1000, Scott started running PRO Rally on a Divisional level. Soon the sight of Scott's big Chevy pickup charging down the forest trails at speed became commonplace. So did the overall wins. 1985 became Scott's year by winning the California Rally Series Points Championship, SoPac Divisional Driver's Championship and the National Divisional Championship. That earned him the attention he needed to move into a car. Skeptics who thought the truck provided an advantage in Scott's winning ways now thought they would see just what kind of driver he was. Much to those same people's dismay, they did. Off the rally circuit Scott is a very successful real estate developer. Also he is busy starting a new and innovative restaurant chain called 'W eldons'. Scott's wife, Beverly and his two young sons, Eric and Steve, are . very supportive of all aspects of his enterprises. Scott is definitely the new breed of Rally driver. His views and opinions are candid and fresh. Now let's sit down and find out more about Mr. Child. Q. Let's start at the beginning. Where were you born and raised? A. I was born on July 4, 1954, in San Fernando Valley, Cali-fornia. I've lived here in California all my life. Q. How did a native Cali-fornian like yourself get started. riding motorcycle;,? A. I actually started my off roading career in Go-Carts when I was about six years old. My family lived near an abandoned airstrip in Santa Maria, Cali-fornia. My father built a Go-Cart for me and taught me to drive it on the airstrip. It was an easy place to learn to drive, and because it was abandoned it was very safe. At about seven or eight years of age I progressed to riding motorcycles, trail riding with my family mostly. Soon after I evolved to a more precision type riding which would be trials. Then ultimately some flat track, motocross and then desert racing. Q. What was your first race? A. My first race would have to have been ... (pause) ... to tell you the truth, I don't quite remember (laughs). There have been so many of them. I recall competing at a very early age, maybe around 10 or l 1 years old. Actually I competed on somewhat of an amateur level with the kids in the neighborhood and the fellas that would get together with their parents on the weekends. Q. How did you place in the early days? A. I was not usually the fastest, but usually wound up winning because I rode consistently. Most of the faster riders either broke or would fall off Q. How did your motorcycle racing career develop? A. I started trail riding with my father, he taught me the basics. Then I progressed to where I could ride wheelies for hundreds of yards. Malcolm Smith was my hero, the same as probably every young aspiring motorcycle racer. I watched "On Any Sunday" many many times over and I yearned to be just like Makolm. ultimately progressed to be the number 1 holder in trials competition at Saddleback Park. I also went on to become one of the youngest riders at 14, to climb the Matterhorn Hillclimh, also at Saddleback Park. I had such a diverse amount of hackgroun'd in motorcycle racing that whatever I tried came very easy to me. I practiced in the desert, in the hills and in the mountains. I enjoyed all aspects of it. I can't picture any one thing I did better than anything else whether it be desert racing or motocross, I liked it all. Q. Where did you enjoy your most success on motorcyck·s? A. I would say motocross. Simply because I could race Wednesday and Thursday nights, Saturday in two classes and Sunday if I wanted to. I had over 100 trophies in my den at the time I decided not to race for anymore trophies. That is when I started racing for purses. Again, I wasn't one of the fastest riders out there, but I was consistent. Q How were you lured into desert racing: A. I was lured into the mystique of major off roaLl races because of the magazine and newspaper articles written about long endurance type events. As I matured on motorcycles I found that the shorter races, the 20 minute motos, were games younger men played. I turned Pro Motocrosser at a relatively old age of 21. That is why l went to the off road races. That way if you had a ten minute mistake or a five minute flat tire change you still had a chance to win in the end. Q. Would you ever consider going back to off road racing on two or three wheels? · A. No. But if I could get a ride in a truck I'd go back in a minute. Q. I .er's move up more' to the pre.sent. How and when did you start PRO Rallying? A. I started in early 1984. I had crashed hard on an ATV during the '83 Baja 1000 and hurt mv shoulder. It was then that ·r decided to get into something a little bit different. I looked around for a sport and compared off road racing with PRO Rally and deciLled to go PRO Rallying. Because rallying is a predom-inantly car organization I decided that if l had a car and did well 1 would he another guy in a car doing well. I wouldn't earn any extra press. That is why I decidL·Ll to get a truck and enter it in a PRO Rally class. Q. When you got the truck it was set up for pre-running. What needed to he done to make· it more suitc·d for PRO Rallying? A. Typically the California off road truck has oversizecl tires anLl wheels and the suspenc.ion has been lifted two to four inches over what would he consklerc·d normal. This is exactlv the opposite of what a PRO Rally racer should hL'. Not saying the truck is the best PRO Rally racer, and in fact it is not. We set about lowering the tryck a hit to bring down the center of gravity. We added larger tires than stock, hut not excessively largn. It hacl a fairly powerful engine couplc·d with a very reliable• drive train. We• We're' not looking to win these Rallies overall hut to go for a consistant finishing rc•cord. Q. What made vou decicle to go from the· truck to the car? A. I felt the truck had basicallv run its course. I knew it was not something I was going to gl't sponsorship from. What ] \\as going to get from the truck was media attc'ntion. Ultimately it served its purpose. I am now racing for DoLlge in a 1986 Dodge' Omni Turbo. This is the direction I wanted to take and I am very satisfied with where· I am. Q. The workmanship on the car is excellent, who built it? A. The car was built hv Lindspeed Motorsports of Santa Ana, California. It was built with reliability in mind. In the event the car left the rn,1d we ,1idn 't w<1nt to ruin it with its first encounter with somc·thing solid. At Pikes l\·ak this vear I took the car off the road verv, YL'ry hard. After spending nearly 30 hours on a· frame machine at the local Dodge dealership the conclusion was if WL' had not built the car correctly to begin with, it would have been a total writL·-off. Q. Speaking of giving credit can you tell us who your sponsors arc•? A. Now this is in no particular order. WL' are sponsorc•,1 hy Bridgestone Tirc·s, Corhcau (;T Scats, HPS Svnthc·tic Oil, Dodgc/ DirL'Ct Connt'ction, Enkc·i USA and WL·stern Walkie Talkie/Page. Q. Some people may not be aware that there are two people in a rally car. What is the co-driver's job? A. The co-driver wears many hats. He directs the driver with the aid of a route book and a very accurate odometer through the entire Rally. They also act as the team manager, arranging.airplane and hotel reservations, mailing the entry to the promoter and such. Mv navigator is Bill Gutzmann, who also wears the hat of a ride-a-long mechanic. Bill owns an automotive repair shop, B&D Automotive in Upland, California, so he is a perfect choice for the job. Q. The production GT class is fast becoming one of the most" popular in _PRO Ra1ly. Why, in your opinion, is that? .,_ A. Production GT cars are simply a production based car equipped with a turbocharger. It encompasses many of the cars available in the Ul!)i,tl:'Et:. States. This class places emp°hasis on the driver, not the size of"your bank account. A competent driver can get in the class and dn very well. Q. Let's shift gears a bit. Do you believe PRO Rally is growing at a positive rate? Absolutely. That is evidenced on the East coast where we are getting 75 to 100 entries per Rally. I think the popularity of PRO Rally is coming into itself. People are starting to learn that Child surprised a lot of the regulars on the 1985 Press On Regardless Rally when he won the National Divisional championship there as well as taking third in Open Class and seventh overall in the Chevy pickup. Scott Child is also a very successful real estate developer. along with traveling the country on the SCCA Pro Rally circuit, and he is a busy man. Child takes a close personal interest in all the work done on the Dodge that was built by Lindspeed Motorsports in Santa Ana, CA. e fl";ost popu r brand on the Pro Rally circuit is Dodge, and Childs Omni GLH Turbo Just fits the new Production GT Class in SCCA events. Page 30 November 1986 Dusty Times

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starting to attract a lot of off roaders. Q. Being this was your first year being invited to Pikes Peak could you tell us about it? A. · I was very excited about receiving an invitation to the Pikes Peak Auto Hillclimb. I accepted without any thought to what the race might include. My first impression of the road was that there was NO GUARD RAILS!! It is incredibly steep and is not one to make mistakes on. I was very impressed with the amount of media attention that the race generated. Without exception it is one of the finest organized events I have had the honor of racing. As for the racing we started off on the wrong foot. On the first day of practice I got a little behind in my steering and went off Engineer's Corner, about two miles up the hill. The car nosed off the r oad and down an embankment stopping in a large ditch. Being I was a rookie I had to practice everyday, it was the rules. I had to do so in my Service Van. At 10,000 feet of elevation plus, a normally aspirated engine doesn't work well. The feeling of speed definitely was not there in my van. On the final practice day I rented a front wheel drive rental car and managed three practice runs. The race car was ready for CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison. EAST OF INDIO VI was RESCHEDULED to November 14-16. Plan on registration and tech inspection Friday after-noon, p arty Friday night. Competition begins 11:00 a.m. Saturday ti! dinner break at 5:00 p.m . Second section begins at 8:00 p.m . and will run ti! 3:00 a.m. NO MOUNTAIN STAGES. Mr. Pumphrey, Ranger, denied the use of the roads. IMPORT-ANT NOTICE: All competing vehicles MUST have racing seats with high backs. No stock seats in competing cars. It is too unsafe! Entry fees $150 to $230, depending on postmark and designated course-crew assistant. Contact Roger Allison (714) 736-1442. Many of you met at the Silverwood Lake Stage Recrea-tion Area Saturday, September 6 for our annual picnic and competitor forum. The cool, gusty wind made for some interesting eating techniques ... paper plates being blown away with the hot dog buns acting as sails. Lots of new faces and new families received welcome into the rally group. N umerous questions centered around vehicle eligibility at the national level and how it may affect divisional events. There is no answer at this time; anybody want to make a guess? Another issue concerned the quality of control workers, and how to avoid so many cross-outs on scorecards, or the timing errors. DustyTimes qualifying the next day and I qualified fourth in Production. On race day I knew I had a job to do. I never really got a chance to run the entire hill at speed . Ultimately, at the top of the hill I wound up third. A satisfying conclusion to a very problem filled week. Q. Do you feel a national event is needed in Southern California? A . Absolutely. Without exception California has some of the best Rally roads in the nation. These roads are going to bring out the best in a driver's ability as Scott's early competition years were spent on two wheels, and he competed in a wide variety of motorcycle events, from the Baja 1000 to trials. The CRS Board of Governors met on Sunday, September 7 to discuss the issues named above, plus numerous others. Com-mittees were established to check into creating a standard entry form, tech sheet, check point signs, and course arrows. The use of disposable worker vests was suggested, if the source can be found at the right price. Plans are to check into bulk mailing as a way to reduce postage costs. Suggestion was made for all rally information and entries to be distributed through on_e person in order to utilize the bulk mailing benefits. It would allow all necessary forms to be available from a single source and simplify things for newcomers ... and the oldies, too. Biggest change is the scoring for 1987. After several hours of discussion, the following modi-fied version of FISA scoring will be used: Each event will count as only one single, double, or triple-points event. Currently, each event is considered separately as multiples of single-points events (scores for a triple-point event are listed as three single-point events). It was also decided to award 5 points for any DNF who· at least starts stage 1, and a minimum of 10 points for any finish. Points will be awarded: 100,80,60, 50,40, 30, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10. After five completed events, the competitor will drop the lowest score. The 1986 Awards Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, January 3 or 10, as facilities become available. We're looking for a location north of LA, along I-5. Bill Moore is heading this department. The next BOG meeting was scheduled for October 19. Information on that meeting next month. well as his car's preparedness. A number of the California Rally Series events would m a k e exceptional Nationals. Q. Which event would be the best National in your opinion? A. The event that stands out in my mind as the premier Divi-sional would have to be 'Rim of the World', located just north of Los Angeles. Mike and Paula Gilbeault, the organizers, put SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional News By Lynette Allison Lon Peterson and Jim Love clinched the Southern Pacific Division Championship with a first place finish at the Cliffs of Gorman Rally on October 5. The points up until then could have given · any of the top five contenders the championship, given a few prudent DNFs or poor finishes. With only two weeks before the Press On Regardless POR National Divisional run-offs in Michigan, these two were rushed to prepare. Monroe Shocks is paying POR entry fees for the divisional champs, plus $150.00 tow monies. In the two years of running the Divisional run-offs, the Southern Pacific Division has won every time. Cross your fing-ers for 1986! EAST OF INDIO VI organ-izers have applied for a co-efficient 3 event. Final status won't be known for awhile, but it is assured a co-efficient 2 for sure. The SCCA control system may also be used, so familiarize yourself with the control signs and techniques. You may need it. It is all explained in the national rally rule bo_o~-- _ November 1986 together a very professional rally. It would be a worthwhile effort to make it a National. Q. Where do you see PRO Rally headed over the next five or ten years? A. The removal of the super cars and the addition of manufac-turer involvement will help the spo'rt evo lve similar to the European Rallies, I'm sure we'll have Rallycrosses similar to the Indio organizers have 160 desert stage miles planned. Tech and registration set for Friday, party Friday night. Entry fees range from $150 to $230, depending on postmark and course-crew assistant availabil-ity. Racing seats will be required in all cars, with four or five point harnesses. The Gold Rush Rally in Colorado fielded 19 stalwart entries, two from SO-PAC ... Rob Cherry and Jean Vigier. The event, with some of the most beautiful scenery and spectacular rally roads in the U .S., was marred by a serious accident. The driver, in a racing seat, came out virtually unscathed. The co-driver, in a stock Datsun seat, is in very serious medical -condition. The seat collapsed in a triple roll-over, causing the safety harnesses to fall away, forcing the co-driver through the windshield. Competitors donat-ed their winnings to the accident victim. I sincerely hope all of YOU are competing in racing seats. They should be considered part of your total safety plan .. .it's YOUR LIFE, and that of the co-driver. Be forewarned! SO-PAC's first designated Rally School began Saturday, October 4 at the Caravan Inn in Gorman. With thirty-five students ... new, used, and slightly wrinkled ... , the school was a Mickey Tho m pso n stadium -_ events a lso. Ra ll ying is a relatively inexpensive sport that will generate a great deal of high visability. Q. W ell Scott it seems you are well on your way to an illustrious career. W e hope it continues to prosper. A. W ell thank you, it's been fun sharing my views with everybody. great success. Mr. Erick Hauge of the PRO Rally Board assisted me in explaining the fine points. Mr. Bob Graham, head honcho at Bridgestone, stepped in for Mr. Paul Kopino, of Kendall Racing, to discuss rally tires, their composition, and how and why tires affect stage times. Mike Gibeault completed the day with driving tips and techniques designed to help drivers stay on the roads their navigators work so hard to keep track of. These courageous students managed to get through 107 pages of rally rules, history, trivia, and ideas in nine hours of class. They've got all the right rally stuff now: endurance, patience, tenacity, and a butt sore from sitting. Congratulations, graduates! RULE CHANGES!! (Pending SCCA Board Approval). Beginning in 1987, an intro-ductory class is required for ALL divisional rallies before a competitor's license can be issued. This will take effect January 1987. The class should be similar to one I have hc:L·n requiring for the past year at all rallies. Its goal is to familiarize ,,_, new competitors with controls, rally terms, use of route book, and how to get through a rally the first time. Aren't you glad you started rallying LAST year, hmmmm? Page 31

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.......... Dennis Aiken led all but one of the 65 laps he covered en route to a solid win in Class 1-2-1600, and a keen third overall in the race. Tate Thackston, with Gary Thistlewood driving a few laps in relief, survived handling problems to place second overall and in Class 10. Floridian Jimmy Crowder was one of four Class 10 leaders over the 100 miles, but Crowder lost the power steering midway and parked the Magnum. GORRA Tries a New Track at Cordele, Georgia The Georgia Off Road Racing Association put on their short course race at a new track late in July. It was the Interstate Raceway in Cordele, GA The night before the off road event, the Interstate Raceway held their regular stock car races. They STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the C. V.s and torsion a~les on your pre-runner. IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower oft road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C. 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As they circled the track they got faster, and faster. Then they started zipping in and out of the stock cars. The crowd went wild. Race day was, as always, dry, hot and dusty, but the new track was great. All the drivers were really pleased with the track conditions and design, although it did get very rough after several Bruce Mitchum had a two lap lead, when, with four laps to go, his trans broke but he still salvaged third in Class 10, fourth overall. ' hours of hard racing, as all tracks do. The course was a mile and a half in length, and the race was a total of 66 laps for 100 miles. Twenty-six cars were on the starting line. D Class was in front in this order, Butch Garrison, John Williams, Jim Dunnaway, followed by the 1-2-1600 cars, Rick Scott, Jerry Holcombe, Dennis Aiken, Mickey Small-wood, Bob Rule, Tony Leftwich and Charles Loyal and Jimmy Evans. The last class on the line was 10 with starters Bill Gaylord, Tate Thackston, Bruce Mitchum, Lindy Herrell, Jimmy Crowder, Jack Thompson, Bobby Bramb-lett, Clay Hurst, Dale Millwood and Carlton Jackson. The cars started two abreast, and when the green flag dropped, there were a few seconds between each group. After the long race was over, Ernest Tinsley finished first in D Class, scoring his first victory after two years of racing, and he covered 58 laps. Ray Whigham managed 53 laps, good for second place. Ray had several problems, fuel pump, then carburetor trouble, and then had a flat tire and also pitted for gas. Ronnie Whigham had his brakes lock up, and stopped for a tire change but did 51 laps for third place. Coy Scott survived problems with his goggles, accelerator and distributor to take fourth with 46 laps done. Doing 40 laps, Butch Garrison was fifth, despite pitting for what he thought was a flat, but wasn't. He also had a driver change, and then had dust in the distributor cap. John Williams was next in D Class, covering 29 l~ps; . he got dirt in his pumper filter, and it was blowing in his face, then he had king pin trouble. John Plummer did 19 laps with a sticking accelerator, a tire change and finally tie rod breakage. Jim Dunnaway got in just four laps, then he ran off the track into a six foot deep ditch. From there Jim watched the rest of the race. Last was Clint Hurst who did just one lap before hitting another car, then his would not restart. Finally someone hit him and broke a head. Dennis Aiken took first in the 1-2-1600 class with 65 lapsto his credit. Dennis led all but one lap in this class despite pitting for a goggle change and water. Second was the team of Tony Leftwich and Charles Loyal, doing 56 laps. They stopped for oil and gas, more oil problems and a driver change to Lamar Whigham. Ronnie Whigham was third with 51 laps completed. Jerry Holcombe did 43 laps for fourth spot, despite trouble with the Lindy Herrell had many problems, mainly with the engine, Bob Rule was going well in the 1-2-1600 contest, for about but he went far enough to nail down fifth in the Class 1 O 20 laps, then the trans packed up and Rule was out for the competition. day. November 1986 DustyTimes

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The Yokohama 6-50 Club Report B:v Jean Calvin There were five known 6-50 Club members among the 90 car entry at the SNORE 250 late in September, and the seniors came home with two class wins, two third place finishes and one DNF. It was a good day on the rough but fun 45 mile course out of the Las Vegas Speedrome for the 6-50 folks. Points leader Stan Parnell added more numbers to his mounting score as Stan led off in the Class 5, co-driven by Jeff Bolha, took the lead early, and won the three car class. Stan is going to be hard to beat for the gold medal if he keeps up his winning ways. Originally grouped with the Challenge cars, then split off from those seven starters as the lone Class 9 entry, Jean Calvin and Judy Smith zipped around the five laps required of their class to take the win. They also beat the Challenge class winner by more than three-quarters of an hour. Jack Irvine, with his son Scott co-driving the potent Raceco, survived a lack of power steering for two laps and a broken fan belt to take third in Class 10, that had 15 starters. Class 2 fielded 16 cars, and when the dust settled Gregg Symonds, with fellow 6-50 man Warren Miller riding shotgun in the Raceco, came in a fine third. Las Vegan Don Slagle got in a couple of good laps in Class 1 before retiring with mechanical trouble. The 6-50 Club had a neat, 80 percent finishing ratio at this event. The top ten in points moved around a little after the SNORE distributor, a stopped up air filter, a stop for a driver change and then more breather trouble. Mickey Smallwood was next in Class 1-2-1600 with 25 laps done, and he had accelerator problems. Then as he took the last jump on the track, he broke the shock towers. Jimmy Evans got in 23 laps with fuel pump trouble. Bob Rule went out after 20 laps with transmission ills. Rick Scott broke his shifter after 17 laps. Running 'in two classes, Clint Hurst was last in both. Class 10 had a real race going with four different leaders over the 66 laps. Tate Thackston, Jimmie Crowder, Bruce Mitch-um and Bill Gaylord. But, first to cross the finish line was Bill Gaylord doing the 66 laps with a pit stop for oil and a tire change. Tate Thackston also did 66 laps, although he had handling problems. He stopped and said 250. Stan Parnell now has a commanding lead with 296 points, with only the Baja 1000 and the Budweiser 250 left on the 1986 schedule. But, Stan will have to discard some points counting races, since he has finished in all seven run to date; only the best six out of nine scores count for 6-50 points. Jack Irvine moved into second place in points after the SNORE 250, with 216, and Jim Temple is hanging on in third with 205 points. Corky McMillin holds fourth with 175 points, but now Gregg Symonds is merely four points behind him. Edward McLean is close too, in sixth with 162 points, and Danny Letner is very close at 160. Bob Renz has a points total of 150, and nineth in the current standings is Frank Snook, at 113 points, followed by Dave Girdner with 101 points. Remember, there is nothing to join, no dues to pay, to be a 6-50 Club member. If you are over 50, 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 of the year are real gold, silver and bronze medals for the top three drivers on points. The awards will be presented during the SCORE/ HORA desert awards banquet on January 3, 1987 at the Anaheim Hilton. 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, Agoura, CA 91301. his hands were killing him, and asked Gary Thistlewood to drive. Gary sent Tate out for a few more laps while he changed into a driving suit. Then Tate pitted for the driver change to Gary, who went several more laps before returning to the pits because of blistered hands. Tate then climbed into the car to finish the race in second place. Bruce Mitchum nailed down third with 62 laps completed. Bruce was leading by two laps when his tranny broke, with only four laps to go to the checkered flag. Bruce also had to pit for gas, a clutch problem and a flat tire. Bobby Bramblett had link pin trouble and a gas stop but finished 57 laps. Lindy Herrell was next despite pitting for gas, and having distributor and rod trouble. Jimmie Crowder got in 39 laps, and he hit the pits for gas and a driver change to Carlton Also from the Crowder camp in Florida, Carlton Jackson only covered nine fast laps in Class 10 before retiring with a broken trans. Dusty Times From the Driver's Seat -some people when they get · pushed back a couple of positions or DQd have their attorney call Steve or Walt, the attorney DIDN'T BUILD THE CAR, HE DIDN'T RUN THE STOPSIGNSOR THECHECK-POINT, YOU DID!! So you guys that can afford to retain an attorney for your business or whatever, let them do that. The penalties that we have incurred By Dick Johnson This is month of rest and preparation for those of us that run the SCORE/ HORA series. There is still controversy and hard feelings from Riverside and the Frontier 500 in the Challeng-er class. At Riverside Danny Ashcraft was disqualified because of an aluminum fan shroud, which he had been running all year. The Frontier brought another disqualification to Rich Minga for having trimmed tin. Ashcraft's DQhappened on a cheap shot by another competi-tor talking loud enough for the tech crew to hear, trying to get someone else to actually point it out. Unfortunately tech could not look away and had to DQthe car. Ashcraft's car was clearly the better car and driver at Riverside, the shroud had nothing to do with that-but he did violate the rules. Minga was moved to first, but what he wasn't telling anyone, and the tech crew had forgotten about, was that he was warned at the Baja 500 in June about his tin. He wasn't going to DQhimself so he kept his mouth shut. September at the Frontier 500, Minga apparently was warned Jackson. Then the power steering broke. GORRA would like to thank Jimmie and his crew for coming all the way from Tallahassee, Florida to race. Next in Class 10 was Dale Millwood who had transmission trouble after 11 laps. Clay Hurst also did 11 laps, then stopped because of fuel pump problems. Carlton Jackson got in nine l~ps before retiring with transmission breakage. Tenth and finishing up the race day was Jack Thompson who got in just four laps before breaking another left rear cv joint. GORRA's next race is a 50 mile run back at Winder, Georgia. about the tin before the race, so he cut some new tin around the intake port and slipped it m1, still not completely legal because it was cut. After the race Minga was the first Challenger in and DQ because of the tin, gain no performance again just a touchy rule. The car that was given first had trimmed tin but never had been warned. I myself have always run my car with the tin trimmed until now. I think, in the limited classes, it would be better if they would issue a written ticket for a cosmetic ( tin, shroud, etc.) to be signed off before the next race, rather than an automatic DQ If not repaired then DQ. An automatic DQ for performance or handling infractions (com-pression, engine, chassis length, trans gear, etc.) would be a more reasonable solution. If we didn't stop these problems now, we'll lose competitors. The same problems arise in all the limited classes at sometime or another. This may not be the answer but at least the tech crew and the racers would have a copy and understand it. One more thing before I get off my apple crate. I've heard i:hat on ourselves are just and part of racing. OK, onto the Baja 1000. Hopefully the weather will be on its best behavior like it has been all year. The maps are out and the course looks fast on paper, (I figure about 18 hours for the first vehicles, 28-30 for Challenger, 9, 11 and 7S) plus very accessible for pitting. Those of us who can't afford the extra expense of any of the Pit Groups only have two hard to get to places, Trinidad and La Purisima. I'll send one chase vehicle to Trinidad and one south, then they can catch each other later. Same with La Purisima. I'm really looking forward to the race as I'm sure most everybody else is. It's been over 25 years since I've been that far south and looking forward to it. Let's have a good safe race with a good time in La Paz! See you on the course. 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-BUDWEISER SUNRISER 400 RALLY Millen Puts ·11 All Together By Tom Grimshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Rod Millen, with Harry Ward navigating the 4WD Mazda RX-7, used all the road, but his Bridgestone shod Mazda got the job done, and the team scored their first overall victory this year at the Sunriser Forest Rally in Ohio. It has become progressively and valuable second place finish. was fraught with problems -more difficult to report on the Perhaps, seeing the final results, some caused by course condi-1986 SCCA PRO Rally National they still believe that's exactly tions, many caused by very Championship season. After what happened in Ohio. questionable organizational each of the first four rounds I've It's not true. JB and I decided decisions. had to conjure up new ways to beforehand that we would go The problems began when report yet another win by John "briskly but safely" and adopt a more then 100 teams entered the Buffum and the Audi Sports wait and see attitude. If Millen rally before the published closing Quattro. I've even been forced to had any sort of problem we'd up date for valid entries. The forest address such non-rally issues as the ante and go for the win. If authorities only allow a maxium . ...!BY fear of flying and the relative not, we'd take the second. of seventy-five cars to enter the importance of parking lot rain ButJohnBuffumdoesnotlike Zaleski, Scioto Trail and dances. to lose any more than I do, no Shawnee State Forests. The Bud Rod Millen solved my prob-matterwhatthegame.Helikesto organizers decided to rank !em. He drove his very impressive win at Trivial Pursuit, at foot entrants by date of receipt of "New" 4WD Mazda RX-7 to a races, at "Name That Tune", at entry, even if the entry was thirty-five second overall win at everything he gets involved in. ,received before the official closing the Budweiser Sunriser 400 When the flag dropped to start date. This decision resulted in Forest Rally in Chillicothe, the opening spectator stage in theinclusionofmanySeedSand Ohio, theweekendofSeptember Yoctangee Park in downtown 6 amateur teams and the 13-14. Chillicothe,andBuffumslammed exclusion of many well known Buffum and I only needed to me back against my seat as he highly seeded professional finish second at the "Bud" 400 smoked the tires, I knew our teams. andsecondatthefollowingevent conservative planning was so Californian (and Kiwi), Clive , in Minnesota to clinch the 1986 much smoke. Smith, finished fifth overall and driver and co-driver national The Bud 400 was selected by won the Group A battle at the championships. Perhaps many SCCA as the best PRO Rally of prior event in Arkansas but rally pundits believed we would 1985. It will not repeat that becauseofthedatehemailedhis lay back in Ohio and take an easy performance in 1986. The event entry to Ohio, was not allowed to The Blue Line . IS here. ;• I . \LLE PRODUCTS, INC. 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Thus, three national championships (GTP driver, co-driver and manufacturer) were decided before the start of the Bud 400. There were two other problem causing decisions by the organ-izers during the event, but more on that later. The weather in Ohio was perfect for rallying. It had rained very hard for several days leading to rally weekend but stopped prior to the start Saturday morning. The early rains solved the dreaded Ohio dust problem while still allowing for very good competition on semi-dry roads. As usual, several hundred spectators crowded into Chilli-cothe's Yoctangee Park to watch November 1986 The beat goes on for Doug Shepherd and Ginny Reese, and luckily for them their poor stage was tossed out, and they won again, cinching the 1986 G TP title in the Dodge Shelby. Californians Chad DiMarco and Rich Stuetzel had an almost flawless run in the Subaru 4 WO RX Turbo, and they took the Group A win and fifth overall. the opening stage. Millen was first off the line, followed by Buffum, Woodner and the balance of the field. Millen spun the Mazda part way through tq.e short one mile run but it didn't hurt his position at all -the finish line scoring clocks went T.U . for both Millen and us. No were recorded for the first two cars. The rally moved into the hills of ~Zaleski State Forest and the real competition began. Buffum won the first two forest stages by a total margin of fifteen seconds and we were moved to the front position at the McArthur reseeding service area. Behind us, ]B's stepson, Paul Choiniere, slid his Production Class Audi 4000 Quattro off the road at a dicey double hairpin and ended his rally when he could not reach the McArthur time control within the alloted transit time. Back up in the Ohio hills, Millen was finding his groove and started winning stages. Soon he held a five second lead and began to move away. "America's Best" is a classic stage in Ohio. It fully deserves its title as one of the best stage roads in this country. Buffum and I have always done well on America's Best, but this year we arrived at the finish line only to be told that no time was recorded for our car. It appears we simply caught the finish control napping. After we startled them into action they did time all the cars behind us. This organizational bobble proved very beneficial to Doug Shepherd and Virginia Reese. Shepherd's Dodge Turbo Shelby suffered fuel starvation when a gas line parted in the middle of America's Best. Despite some inventive repairs by Shepherd he could not reach the finish line before he was officially "time barred" from further compe-tition; Meanwhile, the organizers had gotten the word that our car was not timed on the stage. Under normal conditions, if all cars are not equally and fairly timed on a stage, that stage is dropped from the competition. Further, if the stage was dropped, Shepherd and Reese could not be time-barred on a cancelled stage. The result was Shepherd being allowed to restart at the following Main Time Control. The team ultimately finished fourth overall and first in Scoring another Production Class victory, John Crawford and Joe Andreini took their second consecutive victory, and eighth overall in the Dodge Omni GLH. Dustynmes

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Coming back from a bad crash last summer, Ken and Diane Houseal herded their Dodge Shelby Turbo into third place in GT Production class. Vermont driver Nelson Shepard, with Roger Davis co-driving switched to a VW G Tl this round and placed third in the growing Ojibwe Rally organizers Bob Nielsen and BrianVacobson did a great job in their Dodge Shelby, placing a close third in Production Class. Group A ranks. • Winner of the second Washington State Divisional, Californians Dan Holt and David White ran out of luck in the Toyota, went into a tree and did not finish. BFG's Ed Jacobs and TV man Jim Roller had a good run in the Production Datsun 200 SX, finishing tenth in the Production Class ranks. GT Production champion Doug Shepherd explains the intricate design of his winning jackstand to an enthralled audience of two at a rest stop. Californians were busy at the Sunriser, as Richie and Howard Watanabe drove their Toyota to second in Group A by seconds and sixth overall. Production GT Class, keeping alive Shepherd's unbroken string of class wins dating back to the start of the '85 season. Shepherd's win also wrapped up the first class championships to be decided for 1986. Doug Shepherd and Virginia Reese are the 1986 GTP driver and co-driver champions while Dodge is the new manufacturer's champ-ion. The rally continued into the dark and drivers spent the next several stages fiddling with their driving lights. For some reason, no PRO Rally driver ever believes his lights are properly aimed. Buffum, one of the most experienced competitors in the U.S., resets our lights every five minutes. Sometimes he stops on stages to jump out and move one light two centimeters right or left. It makes it tough to win under those circumstances. Millen continued to win stages. Buffum began to drive a bit harder again. I kept reporting stage scores that moved us further and further behind. Around 3:00 AM it finally occurred to me why we were losing - why we were about to lose for the first time in 198_6 -ROD MILLEN WAS DRIVING FASTER THEN US! Sometimes my brilliant insights astound me. When we finally returned to Chillicothe at 6:00 AM Sunday morning, five hours later than the published finish time schedule, Millen and Ward had posted their first 1986 win and Flying high at a spectator stage. John Buffum. Tom Grimshaw and the Audi Sport Quattro had to be content with second overall in the Ohio rally. Dusty Times class win at the Pikes Peak Hill climb in July. Since then he has won Production Class at the Arkansas Traveler and repeated that win at the Bud 400. Crawford and co-driver Joe Andreini, battled throughout the night with Guy Light (Volks-wagen GTI) and Zachary Thomp-.. son (Dodge Omni GLH). Light -suffered terminal mechanical problems and Thompson moved up to finish ninth overall and second in P Class, 1 minute, 8 seconds behind Crawford. Californians Gary and Judi Gooch had one of their best rallies, taking the Dodge Shelby to a solid second in Production GT Class in Ohio. Midway through the night a questionable call by the organ-izers, coupled with equally questionable support from the Series Chief Steward, caused the disqualification of two teams. tightened up the overall champ-ionship race. The "official" results show a winning margin of one minute, thirty-five seconds. The true differ.ence was thirty-five seconds - a timing error by a stage crew became a moot point at the end and we decided not to request a scoring correction. It would not have changed our finish position. John Buffum did not lay back and take an easy second in Ohio. Millen 's winning margin averaged less than two seconds per race stage. That's not what I call laying back. While we were enjoying our cold Buds back in Chillicothe, the rest of the field was still battling away in the woods. Young, good looking (I hate him) Chad DiMarco from Upland, California finally fulfilled our expectations and put in a very good drive in Ohio. He put his Subaru 4WD Turbo into fifth overall and first in Group A, just fifty-seven seconds in front of Richey and Howard Watanabe in a Group A Toyota Corolla GTS. The second place class finish moved the Mysterious Ones into the Group A champ-ionship lead. It's just as I've been saying, you don't see the Watanbe-Ninja Brothers until it's too late. DiMarco's victory was well earned, and very popular with PRO Rallyists. His team repre-November 1986 sents the best in the new breed of professionals. They produce the best press kit, they prepare a very impressive looking vehicle and they always look right. This last bit is because they are from California. Californians always "look right". _ Dodge's John Crawford con-tinued the roll he began with a The trouble began when Jon Woodner, running third on the road in his Peugeot T16, entered a tricky set of turns, became momentarily confused and slid to a stop on an off-course road ( continued on pa1;e 37) R.L.H. ENTERPRISE 11111 COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS UNIDEN RACE RADIOS 337 W. 35th, Suite "C" National City, CA 92050 (619) 585-9995 Official BFGoodrich Radio Relay for all Score/HORA Off Road Events. $550.00 Helmets Wired $175.00 Amplifiers for that Extra Punch ''Convertable" Hand-Held Radios Motorcycle Radio Systems our Specialty Race Proven by JOHN CLARK GABLE -MAX RAZO RACING STEVE LAKIN - RICH MINGA - ROB TOLLESON MIKE LUND - HENRY ESCALERA Page 35

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RALLY OF 1000 LAKES Timo Salonen Wins _for Peugeot in Finland Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Leaping along in Finland the Lancia Delta S4 of Markku Alen and 1/kka Kivimaki led almost all the way, went off the road on the last day and ended up third overall. It had all been seen befor Like last year, Timo Salonen swept to victory on the 1000 Lakes Rally, gaining the world title for the French manufacturer Peugeot. He had taken over from earlier leader Markku Alen, who then went on to finish third, he scored Peugeot's third consecu-tive win on this event, and the 15th consecutive victory here for a Finnish driver. But, it wasn't the same at all. Things were more final, more decisive than usual. It was the last time the supercars . were forced to fight for championship honors, it was the last championship honor before Peugeot is forced into a break in order to develop their new cars, - ,.i it was the first time any Lancia rally car had failed to gain its constructor a world title. Still, the world drivers' title remains to be resolved, but Peugeot's driver Kankkunen, ordered to stay second this time, is now far ahead of his nearest challenger, Markku Alen. · It started off in classic style. Austin-Rover were back in the championship circus for the first time since Corsica, while both Peugeot and Lancia entered three cars each. Peugeot had the pick of the drivers, Salonen and Blomqvist were past winners and Kankkunen was the world drivers' championship leader. Lancia had only one trump card, MINIMUM EFFORT ......................... . MAXIMUM EFFECT!!! CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH.BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Alen. The other ca~s went to Mikael Ericsson and Kalle Grundel. The 1000 Lakes Rally was on a major safety offensive after the recent FISA rulings. They had no chance to obey FISA's recom-mendation that stages should be run under a 110 kph average speed. Instead, nine of the first ten stages were over the limit. Their measures were almost desperate, with trees cut back for long stretches so spectators could stand further back from the track. The spectators arrive in hundreds of thousands, paying a goodly sum to enter a stage. The organizers were helpless at finding slower roads. One official explained, "the only slower roads are not in everyday use. They are sandy, and after being cut up by the front runners, could become impassa-ble to those behind." And, how many there were in, the also-ran brigade. No fewer than 164 crews started, a number beaten within the past two seasons only by the 1985 · 1000 Lakes, at 1761 There was only It was a repeat performance for Timo Salonen and Sep po Harjanne in the 1000 Lakes Rally. The current World-Champion won the rally in· 1985 also. one serious incident, when a Grou~~a Starlet crashed and the co-driver-was taken to the hospital with head injuries. FISA had brought about other changes, however. The rule requiring nine hours of rest between each division of the rally meant that the event was run almost entirely in daylight, a popular move among drivers anc;I spectators alike. The drivers, of course, were Scandinavian in the main, and the other professionals came from Britain or Czechos-lovakia or Russia. No non-Scandinavian has even won here, but Britain's Malcolm Wilson raised a few eyebrows when he won the Mantta 200. Interna-tional Rally some weeks earlier in a works Metro, the first non-Scandinavian to ever win a rally in Finland. The four wheel drive cars were in a class of their own. The first short leg from the evening start to the night halt-was 4x4 cars in the top 13 places. Alen was in an extra class beyond his rivals. He ' made fastest time on all ten stages and was 38 seconds ahead of Kankkunen, who had a flat tire on the first stage. Salonen was third, unable to get going properly. Alen was in fantastic form, impressing even the most critical onlookers. Among these were Ari Vatanen and Hannu Mikkola. Blomqvist and Grundel was closely matched, tying for fourth. In tenth place was Gunner Pettersson in his Audi Coupe Quattro, leading Group A but being chased by Lasse Lampi in a similar car, built in Austria by Rolf Schmidt. Malcolm Wilson stopped in the middle of Stage 4, upside down. The MG Metro was a sorry mess, but spectators had him on his way again. His teammate Harri Toivonen was eighth, slowed after suffering front end damage after a heavy landing. Wilson had to start far down the field on the Saturday stages, the longest stretch on the event. Constant problems as-sailed him, though from a glance at the bent Metro, it was lucky the car would run at all. Aien was not so fast now. Little by little the Peugeots had the edge. The stages were softer, though the Lancia had the advantage of running first. Grundel had problems, first losing the rear suspension, then the front suspension. Ericsson was slowed with front suspen-sion trouble as well. Salonen and Kankkunen were flying, their boost raised to give their renewed vigor its right effect, but Alen stayed just ahead. Blomqvist had been on his roof, after an unexpected jump had caught him unawares. Alen started the Sunday run· just 18 seconds ahead of Salonen, and Markku had his three rivals behind him1 with his teammates too far, away to help. Per Eklund in the semi-official Metro was up to fifth, and Wilson was up to 14th. The surprise was Peter Geitel's Mazda 323 4WD in 22nd place, leading Group N, where the model had just been homologated. The top ten cars all had total traction, while Pettersson and Lampi were still less than 30 seconds apart. It was a foggy morning on the final day, and it was hard to think that Alen would crack under the pressure, but this · is what happened. Suddenly, it was all over. Alen went off the road and lost almost four minutes. Salonen was the next car along and saw Alen's co-driver Kivimaki jumping in the road Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 93290 (714) 676-2066 Despite suspension problems, Kalle Grundel and Benny Mellander brought their Lancia Delta S4 home in sixth place overall in the tough event World Champion points leader Juha Kankkunen took time from placing second overall to sign autographs for his home district fans. Page 36 November 1986 Dusty Times

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Peter Geitel and Kai Hakkinen brought the new Mazda Familia 4 WO sedan through the rugged rally to take the victory in Group N. Timo Makinen was one of the first Finnish drivers to make a big mark in• world competition, and young fans still remember and ask for autographs. British driver Malcolm Wilson gazes at his rumpled MG Metro 6R4, after rolling in on stage 4. He did finish tenth overall in Finland. warning that the Lancia was around the corner. It took spectators some time to roll the Lancia back onto the road. It was the end of the championship race for the supercars. Peugeot Team Manager Jean Todt had told Kankkunen that Salonen had the right to win, and that the championship leader would stay in second. In Group BUD 400 (from r,age_,5) blocked by a safety banner. He quickly reversed and left on the correct road. Bruno Kreibich, following close on Woodner's tail, also slid to a stop in his Audi Quattro -but then continued onto the wrong road, tearing down the road blocking banners. By continuing straight onto the wrong road, Kreibich shortcut the course by a maximum of roo feet. Next came Steve Nowicki and David Stone in a Nissan 200 SX. They also became confused at the turn and took the 100 foot shortcut, through a large delta shaped intersection. Shortly afterwards, the safety marshals reset the banners and adjusted the location of a course arrow and the rest of the field had no A Pettersson went off the road Kankkunen/Juha Piironen, one-and let Lampi win, while two for Peugeot. Mar kku Kenneth Eriksson, the Group A Alen/llkka Kivimaki salvaged points leader, rose to 12th third for Lancia, followed by Stig overall, second in the class Blomqvist/Bruno Berglund in driving a new 16 valve Golf GTI the other Peugeot. Mikael with 195 hp. His was the best two Ericsson and Kalle Grundel were wheel drive finish. fifth and sixth in the other So it was a repeat victory for Lancias, and the MG Metros of Timo Salonen/Seppo Harjanne, Eklund and Toivonen were followed by mates J uha seventh and eighth overall. Lasse problems with the turn. Kreibich and Nowicki were disqualified from further competition by the event, organizer. At the following Main Time Control they were not allowed to restart the event. They immediately filed a protest, stating the course was not clearly marked, wa? confusing and the stage should be deleted. In absolute violation of the PRO Rally National Rules, the organizer stilt refused to allow the pair to restart the event. His action was supported by the SCCA Steward. The protests were finally addressed by the Claims Com-mittee at the end of the event -just as the system dictates. But the damage had already been done. The two teams had not been allowed to finish the rally. The Claims Committee could find they were correct in their claim Gut could not offer them any recourse except to declare the entire rally void for all competitors. It was a modern day Catch-22 situation. To find for the organizer meant accepting his totally incorrect decision. To find for the competitors meant cancelling the results for all competitors, declaring the Bud 400 a "non-event". The disqualification was allowed to stan\:L The organizer was informed of his error and the Series Steward adjusted his thinking and agrees with the competitors. Both Kreibich and Nowicki indicated an intent to appeal their disqualifications. Seventy-five teams started this years Budweiser 400 Forest Rally. Forty-eight reached the finish line. Despite the organizational glitches, the rally was very enjoyable -the stage forest roads guarantee a good event and the local community support is one of the highlights of the PRO Rally season. Lampi nailed ninth overall, and the Group A win, in the Audi, followed by Wilson in the Metro in tenth overall. The championship of makes is over, though for publicity and doubtless good sport Peugeot still will be in Sanremo. At the Peugeot Press conference, Todt said ''we will do everything to help Kankkunen take the drivers' title, even if this means going to the Olympus Rally in Decem-ber." Also on hand was former world champion A~i Vatanen, remarkably fit looking after the accident which nearly cost his life in Argentina last year. Ari plans to return to the sport soon. · From now on the end of the supercar age is nigh. If recent comments by FISA's President , Jean-Marie Balestre ( threatening to withhold Peugeot's license pending forthcoming litigation) is a guide, the sport of the-season is heading for action of another kind this autumn. Destined to run third in Open Class and overall it seems, Jon Woodner and Tony Sircombe did it again in the Peugeot 205 T-16 at the Sunriser. One final note - I have a see The Old Man kick ass and daughter, Caryn, who lives in take names one ~ore time this Hazel Park, Michigan with her year. 1:'hey were subjected to all husband, Jim, and the two my ancient impress them grandchildren who forced me with the very wonderfulness of into Grandfather status without myself. I was in rare form. prior permission. They read And then we lost -and I everything about PRO Rallying learned a valuable truth. I am still (mostly in DUSTY TIMES) but my daughter's hero. I don't have they've never actually seen an to win. Maybe I won something event. far more important than money Caryn andJimcame to Ohio to and champion points in Ohio. <; \vf. 'LL 1eAC H 1HtSE -13lJGGY f:D't'S A 1HING OR 1\JO 'EDJ, Dodge dominates in the Production classes, and Zach Thompson and Kurt Kerttu put their Dodge Omni GLH home second in the popular P class. ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF 4/ RAltNG!J ~------""\ 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, lit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us the full 11ame and address with zip code, of your friend, ai td the mailing label from the subscription you wish to assign to them. We will take care of the ~ ~ - -1 I . . . ' ----_ P_a_p_e_r_w_ o_r,k __ · ________________ __;;~ _ _ ..,..,,.....,_..,,,,,,.....,..,,,,,_"""'-..:.,~@e;EL,, Dustynmes November 1986 Page 37

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..., -PonY Express ••• I am writing so that you might again acknowledge the unsung heroes of our sport, the pit crews. At the recent SNORE 250, the C.O.R.E. folks dazzled me with their generosity and efforts. On my car alone they dealt with four flats, a broken exhaust, a blown up fuel filter, which required getting extra gas, and a front brake drum that self destructed. When I thought I was done for the day, C.O.R.E. member Dan Hook stripped his pre-runner so that I could keep running, and Bill Sallenbach furnished extra gas. Thanks again! • Bill Canon Watsonville, CA Amen to the1ha11ks to the faithful /1it crl"l-''S, truly the ones that kce/1 the race cars going at an:v desert race. Here is my subscription renewal. There was no rally coverage in the October issue, but we forgive, you. I'll subscribe forever if you keep up on the world and U.S. rally coverage. I can't wait to read the Sunriser coverage and hear about Rodney beating John! (Nothing personal, Grimshaw.) Lawson Smith Fayetteville, New York Thl' .S11nri.1l'r is in this issue, • haJ1J1ening after the October issue dosed. We plan w cm•er as much of thl' rally <U'orld as <U'e can get infomwtion for, including diq1isional l"l'Cnts. With all the uproar going on about the proposed class changes for 1987, I'd like to address all racers and promoters. I feel that pne very important aspect of racing is being overlooked -MONEY -or rather the lack of it in off road racing.Just compare the costs in racing with the prize money in the non-factory sup-ported classes, and you are sure to see red. In most cases, we race for our own money, a percentage of the en try fees are held back for the purse, then split up among the winners. The smaller the number of entries, the less the prize money. If it were not for the contingency folks (God bless them) the average purse wouldn't pay for a 15 minute tour of the ... chicken ranch. Promoters , too, a r e h ard pressed to generate enough cash to make the job of organizing a race worthwhile. They cannot be expected to lose money. If they did, we would all be back out at Plaster City, match racing for a six pac. More money in the purses is the answer, ahd how to get it without a Smith & Wesson withdrawal from the local lending institution is the problem. Individual class sponsorship could be one way of solving the dilemma. For many vears the show horse industry struggled with this very same problem, and having been a ~ professional trainer since Cortez landed in Mexico, I and my fellow horsepersons brought enough leverage on the horse Page 38 show p-romoters to motivate them to look for and promote individual class sponsors, rather than one major sponsor, and it worked. Because of the guaran-teed purse provided by the individual class sponsor , the number of entries increased, and classes that were on their way out grew in size. Promoting sponsors, as we all know, is no easy task. But, by asking more sponsors for less money, the chances of getting a sponsorship are vastly improved. In th is way, sponsored classes would have a guaranteed purse, plus the entry fee payback, and the contingency money. Th is would generate mo re entry, which in turn would make the promoters less dependent on factory backing. In effect, the sponsored classes could well be self supporting. Potential sponsors should be "no problem." For example, the L'ls Vegas hotels and casinos, and in other areas, local merchants who directly or indirectly profit when the "wild bunch" hits town and buy their product, food or service. Just imagine old "Curly Bill" from Curly Bill's bar, grill, pool hall and discount gas station, bringing friends and family to the race to see who will win the class that he sponsored. Then he has his picture snapped at the awards, handing the trophy and check to the winners. Sponsors need not be limited to class sponsorship alo ne. Challenge trophy, year end awards, dinner for two at Curly Bill's, anything that would be sponsored would be more than we have now. But, it would not be fair to ask the promoters to do this alone. The racers must get off their butts and help. If each driver promoted one spo"nsor for one race in his class, the impact would make a bulldog break his chain, and we wouldn't have to siphon gas out of the race car to get home. Can it happen? Dambetcha! All it takes is for the racers and promoters to decide to make it happen. I for one would welcome the chance to become involved, and welcome comments on the concept. Don McDaniel San Diego, CA ~ounds like an idea that could <U'orl<, Jmwided the drit1ers mu giq,en class imuld striw together for the common goal. The BFG Radio Relay team will have one radio equipped van on the top of El Diab lo, and will have a second radio equipped van on the top of the Microwave Tower De Los Angeles during the Baja 1000. In addition to the two mountain tops, I have made , arrangements to provide four Uniden race radios to the combined pit teams of Checkers/ Los Compeones. These radios will be located at selected pits, thus providing you with six relay points to assist with radio messages if you should need help. The radios locat-::d at the four Checker /Los Campeones pits will have only the BFG relay frequency of 151.715. So, make sure you have it in all _your radios. With the addition of the second mountain top' relay and four ground relay points, we should be able to cover you from start to finish. Good luck to all, and have a safe race. Bob Hynes R.L.H. Enterprises National City, CA Thank you very much for commenting on the scheduling conflicts (The Crowded Cal-endar). This is not the first time it has happened nor do we expect it to be the last. The first Supersti-tion 250 race date had been announced for weeks, when out of the blue came good friend Marty Tripes and a super big -money race at Bakersfield. He called and asked us to cancel. We didn't. For some reason no one picked on us last year. But, in 1986 AMSA scheduled a race at California City the same week-end. Fortunately, we were able to resolve the conflict by paying AMSA points. In 1987 we have competition again, not only for the October 3 Plaster City Blast but for our seventh annual King of the Desert race, February 22, 1987. This is a double points event, same as always. This will be the fifth year we have run on this date. AMA District 38 had 21 teams entered in Score's Baja 500. Why run a race when you know you will lose most of these entries? I guess we are just easy pickings. Fudpucker Racing T earn Chula Vista, CA It's a familiar and sad story, Fud. We ]ust heard a rumor that there will be additional (to MTEG) stadium race series next year, spreading thin the already thinly spread stadium racer entry. DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters from all corners of off road activity. Th_e _pony Express column _tvil_l feature all the ma£r we can 1{t into the space. Please keep your words fair ly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of prose may 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 r 5th of the month in order to appear in the next issue .. Toyota Corolla Conquest 4WD Prototype By Martin Holmes Leading on its international debut appearance was the South African Toyota four wheel drive prototype, before retirement with a transmission joint failure. The car defied the impression of being difficult to drive, which was compounded by difficulty ex-perienced by the driver Serge Damseaux with i:he left-hand drive. In equal~d rally winner Geoff Mortimer's Quattro time on the first stage, and it was unchallenged on the next two stages. This Corolla is being studied by Toyota as a design study for a future Group A car. It is fitted with a proven front-mounted two-valve, turbocharged evolu-tion version (2090cc) Group B engine with dry sump, but the body is of monocoque construc-tion. The first prototype is fitted with metal bodywork and fibre-glass panels, while the second car ( with right-hand drive) will have kevlar bodywork. The suspen-sion is McPherson all round with Bilstein shock absorbers, while the track and the wheelbase have been made adjustable, with the rear anti-roll bar adjustable from inside the car. The four wheel drive transmis-sion enjoys considerable benefit from experience with the X-frac system used by Martin Schanche. A Ferguson viscous coupling con-necting the gearbox to the front axle is computer controlled, so the power to the front axle is gauged according to the speed of the car, the turbo boost and the power being developed. Th'e torque which can be transmitted to the front axle varies from O to 51 percent. Power steering ( with rack and pinion) is fitted, and the car is fitted with no fewer than four oil _ coolers; one for the engine and three for the differentials. A five speed Hewland gearbox is used with a triple plate clutch and a 3.44 final drive ratio. The weight balance is currently 52 percent on the front wheels to 48 percent on the rear. The first official outing (at the Toyota Double Twelve Rally) was a great en-couragement, and the car is due to appear again at the VW Algoa Rally, in Port Elizabeth, on October 18th. VW had also hoped to attend the Double Twelve (run at Cape Iown) with their new car, but this will now go to Port Elizabeth instead. This is the four wheel drive Passat, a VW fitted with the engine and transmission from an Audi Quattro. Despite all these activities and almost uniquely in the world this year., it is Ni~san who expect~ to clinch the championship in that country this year. Currently dis-puting the title are Hannes Grobler and Cassie Coetzee, both' driving two wheel drive Nissan Skylines. Dimensions of Toyota Corolla Conquest 4x4 prototype are: Wheelbase_ 2480mm, length 3995mm, width 1785mm, weight 1230kg. Coming Next Month ... SCORE BAJA 1000 PRO CANAM MILLICAN VALLEY 400 ADRA PENASCO 150 MTEG FINALE AT POMONA OJIBWE SCCA PRO RALLY INDIANA OFF ROAD CHALLENGE IVORY COAST RALLY IN AFRICA CRS CLIFFS OF GORMAN RALLY STADIUM RACING AT EL CAJON ... plus all the regular features November 1986 Dusty Times

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F.A.I.R Notes By Pattie Hamner I can tell you that this past Frontier 500 was one of the toughest courses run this year. Of the 17 F.A.l.R. cars that got off the start line, six finished. We all ran hard and fast but, the tire p roblems were overpowering. Our only Class 1 car crashed and caught fire off the start line. Aaron and Steve Hawley are, reportedly, without serious injury. We hope to see them at the next race. In Class 1-2-1600, the Voyles team, with Bob Scott and Mike Voyles driving, finished first in class. This is their first win and we are all very proud of them. In Class 2, a more populated class, had three of five finish. Bob Richey and Tom Baker, in the RCR entry, finished sixth, however, they've moved into first in the overall SCORE/ HDRA points race. Congrats to RCR. The McBride car, with Don and Matt, ran out of gas after two laps. Inconveniently, they weren't at a F.A .l.R. pit at the time. Jim and Mark Temple had a semi-uneventful race and finished eighth in class. Beny Canela's car, with daughter Debbie co-driving, broke a G00J[] W0U80 CORE had nine cars to pit at the HDRA Frontier 500 and six pits, including main pit just past the start/finish line in Sloan. It was a very early start with the first car away at 7 :00 a.m. CORE had two cars in Class 1. Chet and Lloyd Huffman had trouble right from the start and got in just two laps before losing the trans. Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill had a couple of four hour plus laps, but they kept on moving to finish fifth out of the six who finished in Class 1. Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin were our single entry in Class 2. They did the dub proud, coming in third in class and a swift third overall, as the two seaters dominated the motor after two laps and did not finish. Danny Letner and Tom Martin (yes, Tom Martin of Martin Bros. fame) had numer-ous flats, ran out of gas and still turned in a respectable fifth place. Class 5 had three entries but, unfortunately, none finished. Jim Corcores and Dave Snoddy had CV boot problems and even after losing (and finding) their special tires, the flats got the best of them. Mike Leslie lost his. tranny shortly into the race. Jim Collins and Mel Burns blew their • motor after only 49 miles. Class 10, F.A.l.R.'s other big class, had its share of tire problems, too. The Irvine car all but stranded Jack Irvine, without water, in the unbearably hot afternoon desert. His crew finally found him but couldn't repair the car. Van Kirk spent a lot of time in the main pit fixing the link pin and, even though it was very late, they did finish. The W eyhrich car broke off the start. Rod Everett had his share of troubles. He rolled the car on the first lap (he's fine), had seven flats and still finished sixth in class. The Halco car (sporting Jim Hamner and Don Lee's new Toyota) was hooked up and doing well. But, when they got their first flat, they were hit from behind by another Class 10 car. That pushed the rear cage up into overall standings. With three starters in Class 10, CORE had great results. In the late stages of the race Rick and John Hagle and Craig Watkins/Greg Aronson had their Racecos side by side as they diced for the victory. At the flag the Hagles finished a car length ahead of Watkins, and they won Class 10 by 19 seconds and took sixth overall. Watkins/ Aronson were second in class and seventh overall. Breaking their winning streak at this race, Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn lost the engine on the dry lake on the third lap, and they had been second in Class 10 midway in the race. Of the three starters in Class 1-2-1600, only Jack Ramsay finished, and he took fifth in the huge class, earning enough double points to take the overall lead in the desert points series. Moving up well to fourth after three laps the giant team of Dick COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL A Full Set -12 Issues .. of the First Volume of DUSTY TIMES unmarked by mailing labels Early birds will receive the bonus of the Preview issue -Sept. 1983. NOW AVAILABLE -A Full Set - 12 Issues - Volume 2 GET YOUR FULL SET WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS Send just $10.50 for one set or $20.00 for both sets, check or money order to DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 SHIPPED PRE-PAID VIA U.P.S. DustyTimcs the motor, breaking a made-on fitting and they had to retire for the day. Our two Class 9 entries split finishes. Larry and Ron Trembley went 48 miles before they were hit by a Class 2 car. The collision blew the spark plugs and the motor was dead. Hugh and Ed McClean (Bartell's and James's) finished third in class after 17½ hours. From all reports, they stopped when they wanted, ate when they wanted (and they wanted a lot) and still finished. BAJA 1000 - F .A.I.R. is combining its support of this race with Chapala Dusters. We should be able to cover a lot more of the course and supply the level of support we are known for. A special thanks to Tom Maynard. He donated a bicycle to the club which was raffled off at the 9/17 meeting. Don Lee, with Halco racing, was the lucky winner. Thanks Tom!!! You've been a grand asset to this club. At that same meeting, four new members were voted in. W el-. come to Dave Snoddy, W ally Franusiak, Darrell Newstead and Art Peterson. If you would like to join the 1985 Support Team o f the Year , c o m e to o u r meetings held the first and third W ednesdays of each month at the Fullerton Holiday Inn, 8:00 p.m . McCool, Greg Heinrich, Kevin McGillivray and Jerry Lawless went out with a blown engine on the last lap. In fifth after three laps, John Basso and Dominic Borra lost their trans, also on the final round. The SNORE 250 became an official CORE event with seven signed up to run from the club, and six started. CORE had a good main pit at the Speedrome, and two on course pits on the 45 mile loop. Our heavy entry was in C lass 10 . M ike and Jim Zupanovich did a great job and finished fourth, only five seconds out of third place. Mike Rusnak and John McDowell did well also , arriving after some trouble, but solid in sixth place in the 15 car field. Bill Sallenbach had two very quick laps, big trouble on the third, and parked midway in the six lap race. In Challenger Class D an Oliver and Dan Hook had the lead after one lap, but were literally knocked out of action on the second. Alan Hensley had the same results, a good first lap, but not one more round. Jean Calvin and Judy Smith won the huge trophy in Class 9. Only a few CORE drivers are going to, the Baja 1000, so they are being pitted by other teams, with help from volunteer CORE folks. The next official race for CORE will be the Budweiser 250, early in December in Barstow. CORE meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Dugout near the intersection of Hazeltine and Oxnard in Van Nuys. Guests and prospective members are always welcome, and the meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. For more informa-tion on CORE and its racing and social activities, call Karen Clark at (818) 345-3833 or write CORE at 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11, Northridge, CA 91325. November 1986 PIT TEAM REGISTER I R<.,_,,..,___.......J We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and double spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Killarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 CHECKERS Max Norris, President 4910 Townsend Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90041 (213) 255-1053 - (213) 254-1531 CORE Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 F.A.1.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. 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CHRISTMAS Gin Goodies Galore ••• Champion Racing Wheel Beadlock Champion Wheel Co. has refined their racing wheel headlock for off road use to help protect against flat tires. It clamps the tire bead firmly to the wheel and allows the use of very low tire pressures. Adding strength to the wheel, the headlock is made from red or gold anodized 6061 billet aluminum and can be installed on any spun aluminum wheel. The headlock is now available for 8, 10, 13 and 15 inch diameter :.wheels. Get all the details from Champion Wheel Co., Dept. DT, 3447 West University Ave., Fresno, CA 93722 or call (209) 275-5183. Banged up brakes, rotor or sprockets can be expensive and end a race or a weekend ride prematurely. Protect these valuable components with Dura Blue's new heavy duty, 1/4 inch thick polished aluminum skid Page 40 New Dee Engineering Master Catalog A keen stocking stuffer is the new Master Catalog, 192 pages of performance, custom and stock replacement products. For the first time in nearly 20 years, Dee Engineering has consoli-dated the Bugpack, Bugline, Impack, VDO and T ayco lines into one giant catalog. Stuffed with new products as well as the old standby stuff, the book has an easy to read index to help you find over 3000 part numbers in alphabetical order. The Master Catalog is now available at authorized dealers, or send $5 .00 to cover postage/handling to Dee Engineering, Inc., Dept. DT, 3560 Cadillac Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Dura Blue Skid Plate plate. Easy to install, they fit all stock swing arms and most from the aftermarket, for 3 or 4 wheelers. For a fu!r line catalog, send $2.00 to Dura Blue Inc., Dept. DT, 1450 No. Hundley, Anaheim, CA 92806. Eye Level Work Light Pentron makes a Work Light that leaves hands free for working. Wear them like glasses, and light the darkest work area with this pair of mini flood lights that operate with 4 AAA batteries (included). Only $10.95, the lights are light weight and can be worn with regular glasses. They sound like a real plus for off road pit work in the dark desert. For where to buy, contact Pentron Products, Dept. DT, 1560 Montague Express-way, San Jose, CA 95131. Seiko Stopwatch with Printer Just the thing for timing off road races is the new Seiko multifunction, eight memory stopwatch with a cable that connects to the small, hand held printer. It comes with a carrying case with a waist belt, three AA penlight batteries, and two rolls of printer paper. The watch can be used alone, or with the printer, and the system will time and record any number of times with lap or place number, cumulative and lap times. Toss out the notebook with this dandy device, complete for only $225. Quantity discounts are available, so get your system from Chronomix, 650F Vaqueros Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086. VDO Night Design The famous VDO automotive instrument group has a new 50 ampere ammeter and a 12 volt voltmeter in their updated Night Design line of guages. Available for both imported and domestic applications, the gauges are both 2-1/ 16 inch diameter in size and feature the unique, transoptic lighting. Illumination is available in white, green or red-orange to allow color coordination with existing dash lighting. Check out the full line ofVDO instruments. Send $2.00 for the catalog to VDO Instruments, Dept. DT, 980 Brooke Road, Winchester, VA 22601. Wrangler Bumper from Smittybilt Rugged good looks and fine craftsmanship make this dual tube front bumper the perfect finishing touch for your new Jeep Wrangler. It is made from perfectly formed 3" x .109 wall mandrel bent tubing and finished high gloss black enamal. A full catalog of great stuff is available for $3.00 from Smittybilt Inc., Dept. DT , 2112 No. Lee Ave., So. El Monte, CA 91733. November 1986 New KC Day lighter SS #'1'651.) AXLIGHTER The famous KC Daylighter is now available in a stainless steel version as well as the famed, powder painted steel models. Special tooling was designed to turn out stainless steel housings and rims that could stand up to the punishment of off road racing. The new Day lighter SS is New Uni Filter Catalog Quick and Clean Siphon Kit The new Mityvac Liquid Transfer Accessory Kit coupled with the Mityvac hand held vacuum/pressure pump is the ideal method of transf ering gas to your thirsty vehicle in the outback, without the mess of pouring or siphoning fuel. The kit includes lids designed to fit all stronger and won't rust either. It also uses the latest lighting element reflectors, and bulb mounting rubber, and the new rim design allows the use of the new plastic lens covers. One thing that hasn't changed on the new cover is the famous black on yellow Daylighter 'Happy Face'. An acknowledged leader in auxiliary lighting, KC offers a full line of fog, driving and competition lighting systems to fit every type of motor vehicle. Check it out by sending $3.00 for the all color catalog to KC HiLites, Dept. DT, Williams, AZ 86046. The Uni Filter motorcycle and automotive catalogs contain Uni Filter's original equipment replacement "high flow foam air filters" that fit right into your original filter housing, and "multistage" off road and racing air filters and housings. Each catalog has listings for custom and universal filters for all popular carburetors, including Weber, Mikuni, Dellorto and Solex. Also listed is the hot selling new Uni Filter Wraps, the filter for your filter. The wraps slip over a paper or gauze filter to prevent dirt build up. The new catalogs are $3.00 each, and be sure to specify motorcycle or automotive. Send to Uni Filter, Inc., Dept. DT, 13522 Newhope St., Garden Grove, CA 92643. -standard gas cans, Mason jars; whatever, and the tubing and instructions are in the kit. It is also handy for filling A TVs, lawnmowers or anything else when you need to move gas from one tank to another. It is easy for one person to operate, so get all the details from Neward Enterprises, Inc., Dept. DT, 9251 Archibald Ave., Cuca-monga, CA 91730. Dustynmes

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]T Bushings for Small Fords JT Industries recently in-troduced JT Urethane parts to replace the stock rubber strut arm bushings on Ford Rangers and Bronco Us. Made inJT's own plant, the urethane strut arm bushings are superior to rubber parts, make front end alignment easier to maintain for longer periods of time, and the urethane retains its shape, even under extended off road use. The new bushings are available at better front end repair shops and off road retailers. The standard color is light blue, but orange, red and yellow bushings are also available. Famous for their Body Lift Kits, JT also has a full line of urethane suspension replace-ment components for Fords, and a catalog full of suspension parts for most domestic and imported vehicles. Send $2.00 for the catalog to JT Industries, Dept. DT, 8157 Wing Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020. Ford Ranger Carpet Kits All Automotive Upholstery has a Ford Ranger floor carpet kit for all models through 1986. Make your plain Ranger fancier with the three piece kit that includes 1 / 2 inch jute or foam padding, aerosol glue, and 100 percent cut pile nylon carpet. The kit is available in~18 colors, including factory match colors. For extra durability, the carpet edges are serge bound, and the driver's side features a wear resistant heel mat. The kit costs $59.95 for the standard Ranger, and kits are available for all mini, mid and full size pickups and some imported cars. Get the story from All Automotive Upholstery, Dept. DT, 14743 Keswick St., Unit D, Van Nuys, CA 91405. DustyTimes Samurai Tops by Kayline Kay line is first on the aftermarket with a top for the Suzuki Samurai, and they offer two models. The roll bar top is designed to protect occupants from the sun or showers, and this one covers the front seat area. The Suzuki replacement top has all the features of the original, and then some, offering full coverage. Both tops are available in nine colors. Get all the info' from any Kayline dealer or send $2.00 for a catalog to Kayline Manufacturing, Dept. DT, 200 East 64th Ave., Denver, CO 80221. Pre-Runner Bumper Northwest Off Road Special-ties has a great gift for your Toyota 4x4 truck, the hot new Pre-Runner Bumper. This bumper is built with heavy duty construction for off road use and features 2 inch x .120 wall tubing and black power coat finishing. Each bumper comes with two light mounting tabs and mounts . for an optional skid plate. For the full catalog of products, send $3.00 to Northwest Off Road Specialties, Dept. DT, 1999 Iowa St., Bellingham, WA 98226. New Belts from Simpson New, 3 inch competition seat belts from Simpson Safety meet or exceed the requirements set forth by FIA and virtually all other racing organizations. A new feature is that all belts now pull up to adjust, and they have a More Gas for the Ranger quick release latch buckle, and come ready to install with all mounting hardware. Simpson belts are available in blue, red or standard black, and with a snap hook floor mount or bolt in style. Get yours at a dealer or send $3 .00 for the full color catalog to Simpson Safety, Dept. DT, 22630 So. Normandie Ave., Torrance, CA 90502. B&MPro Stick Shifter B & M Automotive Products has a new "Pro Stick" designed for both competition and serious street use. The new Pro Stick has one part number for the basic shifter mechanism, which is supplied with a three speed forward pattern shift gate. Options take care of reverse pattern three speeds, two speed Powerglide or four speed automatics, so the new shifter works on most any automatic transmission. The Pro Stick is now available at performance retailers everywhere. For details contact B & M Automotive Products, Dept. DT, 9152 Independence Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. November 1986 Increase the driving range of your '86 Ford Ranger with Arrow Tanks' new 26 gallon replacement tank, for automatic transmission, or 30 gallon tank for standard transmission rigs. Each black enameled tank is supplied with complete hard-ware and sending unit, and reads on your factory gauge. Every Arrow Tank is backed by a full, two year warranty. Extend your range for long trips or back country exploring. For details contact Arrow Tanks, Dept. DT, 1031 South Melrose, Unit B, Placentia, CA 92670. 4 Way Suspension Catalog • •~&-i.-1<-. •~&~-=~~:.:::-•0. ..... l ..... (.~T .... =~~!::&.-h,.__ • How to Build A Baja Runner H.P. Books has a new, revised and updated edition of "Baja Bugs and Buggies" by Jeff Hibbard. A great many technical advancements have been made since the book was originally published. Along with the changes and new products included in the latest edition, there is more new information on long travel suspensions, power steering systems, trans-axles, and the latest engine developments. Get yours at a book store or off road shop, or contact H.P. Books, Dept. DT, 575 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Wink's 3rd Brake Light Update your street machine and make it look like an '86 model with a rear window brake light from Wink. Made in the USA, the compact design of the light won't block the view from your rear view mirror, and it includes a removable anti-glare shroud to eliminate light reflections onto the rear window. The 3rd brake light is made of durable polycarbonate plastic, and comes with all mounting hardware, electrical parts, and instructions necessary for do-it-yourseli installation. For more information on the 3rd Brake Light or other Wink products, contact Wink Corp., Dept. DT, 5631 208th St., S.W., Lynn-wood, WA 98036. 4 Way Suspension has .. panded their line of stabilizer shocks and steering stabilizers beyond motorhomes to include applications for cars, trucks, vans and travel trailers. The full line of 4 Way Suspension products f ea tu red in the new catalog are manufactured and assembled in the USA. Complete with technical information on how to choose the correct 4 Way Suspension product for any application, this full color catalog explains the principle of how the patented shock absorbers work. Get your copy by sending $2.00 to 4 Way Suspension, Dept. DT, 5760 Chesapeake Court, San Diego, CA 92123. Page 41

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, fresh engine and Hewland Bus trans. Race prepped and ready to go. 10" shock front end, power steering, disc brakes, quality parts throughout. Price includes tandem axle trailer and spares. $14,000. Call (714) 891-3059 eves. and weekends. FOR SALE: 1971 Ford Bronco, Pro built Class 3. Rare Boss 302, Art Carr trans., Hi-Po transfer case and drive shafts, custom disc brakes, custom power steering, all braided lines, fuel cell, Summers Bros., Rancho suspen-sion, Diest, Flame Out, B & M, Bridgestone, Motorcraft, and much more. $8,500OBO. (818) 966-1393. FOR SALE: Giese Class 2 ,(:hromoly chassis, 117 in. WB, chromoly front beam, rear end rolling, new race trans, Fuel Safe ' cell, Mastercraft seats. No time to finish. $2900.00 OBO. Call Mark at (714) 645-9984. BACK IN TOWN. Jones, BFG Blazer will return from Australia with owner Jim Hunter to race the 1986 Baja 1000. Then it will be sold with all spare parts for $30,000.00 race ready. For info' call Jon at Nelson & Nelson Racing (714) 925-4448. FOR SALE: V-4 Chevy racing engines available for order. Before you buy a Porsche, compare. A V-4 Chevy has more torque, 300 plus HP, and broader power range, same weight and much cheaper, especially at rebuild time. Special assistance available. Call Ron at R.E.F. Unlimited, (602) 233-9196. FOR SALE: Toyota 2T6 1600cc DOHC Class 10 motor built by Toyota Racing Development. Engine produces 145 HP at6000 rpm, with single Weber downdraft. carb. Engine comes complete with heavy duty radiator, flywheel, clutch, Kennedy adapter plate for VW bus tranny, and spare parts. Engine is race ready. Must sell, moving to Class 1. $4500.00. Call Jim or Mike at Harbor Diesel (213) 591-5665. F : C ass 5 convertible, with Wright, Hewland gears, power steering, best of every-thing, trailer. 2nd in the 1985 Baja 1000. Strong 2180 -$9,900.00. Serious inquiries only. (619) 462-1380. ,RACE CAR SHOPS: Top qual-ity steel buildings. Standard buildings or custom designed to your needs. Buildin-gs come · complete with everything for the do-it-yourselter or we can construct for you. Save 20 to 40 percent over conventional building. Call Tom at ( 619) 256-0262. FOR SALE: Rally Car. Stock·. class Toyota Corolla SR 5, '73. Second overall and class winner by minutes in the "Cliffs of Gorman" Rally. Take a short cut -buy a Winner! Price $2500 with spares and sponsorship. Call Topi at (818) 764-9013 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. FOR SALE: Single seat Chen-owth Magnum. Factory car driven by Mike Lund, with many wins. Baja 1000, Mint 400 twice, HDRA Points Champ. Car has been factory maintained. With or without 3000 cc engine and Hewland trans. Call Mike at (619) 449-7100. FOR SALE: 1985 7S Ford Ranger. Raced four times. Fresh tranny, new motor, some spare parts, 12 spare wheels & tires. Reg. green sticker for 1987. Four wheel trailer, works shocks, Score & HDRA legal. $13,500 or cash and pre-run truck or van. Do your Christmas shopping early! Call (213) 254-1531. FOR SALE: Class 2-1600 Raceco with FAT motor, power steering, combo links, 930 cvs, Raceco trans, 112" wheelbase, 13" rear travel, took second at the Fireworks, fourth at River-side. $10,000 or $8000 less motor and trans. Call (619) 252-3475. FOR SALE: Class 1-2-1600VW motor built with the best of everything. Engine has 250 miles · on it since it was freshened up. Complete motor ready to bolt in car. $1900, OBO. Call Jim or Mike at Harbor Diesel, (213) 591-5665. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seater, Taylor chromoly chassis, wide and long travel front and rear, 2 stage, Wright rack and power steering, Fox Shox, 930 cvs, four wheel disc brakes, Neal, Sway-A~ Way, Parker Pumper, Center-lines, Formula Tires, fresh 1641cc engine and Type II trans. Race ready, includes trailer, $7000.00 OBO. Will separate, call Randy Lasnoski at (906) 466-2680. . MUST SELL: Race ready Jeep Commando, 360 AMC engine, chromoly . roll cage, BFG tires, Art Carr trans, Taylor seats, Dana 44 rear with spool, Dana 44 front. 456 gears, Fuel Safe cell, too many good parts to mention. Call (915) 593-4848 days or after 6 p.m. (915) 751-3106. FOR SALE: The original 1983 factory Toyota short course truck, driven to victory in MTEG's Manufacturer's Cup Challenge by the Iron Man. Truck is ready to race with spares, Trick. Asking $22,000 or part trade for RV or? Call Mike for details at (619) 485-9410. MISC FOR SALE - Nine KYB shocks, 3 356 Porsche steering boxes, need rebuilding, 2 MIT Baja Kings, 14-15 LT, one dual master turn brake. $250 buys the lot or will piece out. ( 714) 894-8332. FOR SALE: 1979 Chevy Luv. 1983 second overall in points, HDRAClass 7S. Summers rear end, Fuel Safe, Goodyear tires, Rancho take aparts shocks, spare engine and trans. Many extra parts, ready to race. Complete with trailer, pit tools and equip-ment. Perfect truck for someone starting out. $4000.00 OBO. Call (818) 367-1634. FOR SALE: Cfass 5 racer or pre-runner. Rebuilt Wright front end, fresh rack and pinion, air horns, Flame-Out, Taylor seats, new 30 gallon FBI fuel cell, new batteries, Cibie and KC lights, newly built Bitcon engine, Centerlines, Parker Pumper, Yokohama tires. $4000.00 firm. (714) 894-8332. FOR SALE: Class 1 Chenowth 1000, 117" WB. 1986 VORRA desert winner on points, the Bow Wow car. 12" front end, power steering, Bilsteins, Taylor, Wright, Kroyer arms, Flame Out, Centerlines, Yokohamas, 22 gallon cell. Less engine and trans. $6000.00. Call Mike, (208) 345-6451, (208) 322-4409. r---... - -- - - ----.......... ---- - -... -__.. _..._ - ---- - - ---... _ ..... ----... - ... - ·-.._ -~ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I ~: DUSTY TIMES. I I Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including name, address and phone number. 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Address ___________________ Phone______ DUSTY TIMES II 1. 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O I City ---------~--------State _____ Zip_______ Agoura, CA 91301 I I Page 46 November 1986 Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer Call (818) 889·5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 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 miles. Just $11,000. If you can't afford the real thing, call Phil at (818) 715-0464. FOR SALE: Race ready Chal-lenger class two seater, 1370 pounds, 99¾" WB, 500 miles on German Auto engine. Everything on this car is new, over $6000 invested. Also many extra parts and tires. Sacrifice for baby, $3500. Trailer available. Call Dave Allen, (213) 679-4092 days, or (2l3) 376-2807. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum, Class 1, 10, UltraStock 1985/ 1986 World Champion. All the best parts less engine and trans, $7000. Class 2 desert car, 115" wheelbase, Beard seats, power steering, Parker Pumper, disc brakes, Earls, Wright spindles, KYBs, 4th in 1986 Off Road World Championships. Less engine and trans, $4000. Several engines available cheap. Vince Tjelmeland (714) 779-6889. FOR SALE: Baja Bug pre-runner. Centerlines, Sway-A-Way,Jamar,dualshocks, Master-craft seats, five point harnesses, Simpson nets, full cage. Strong 1776 motor, steel lines, set up very nice. Just a couple changes would make it ready to race Class 5. $3700.00. Call Tim at (213) 540-9690. <Social Evenl of lhe Off-Qoad &ason 0COQE/HDQA Awards Banquet January 3. 1987 L\naheim liillon -Qeservalions now beins accepted. Call 6COQE lieadquarters -818/889-9216 Dusty Times

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The Losers By Judy Smith The 17th annual SNORE 250, which ran out of the Speedrome, and included many miles of the old Mint courses, had a surprisingly high 42% finish rate. In the tradition of the SNORE folks, it was a tough course, with lots of rocks, pockets of silt, and cross washes. But there was also a lot of fast, smooth stuff to give a driver a rest. Most of the Losers went out very early, but a few waited awhile. Jim Fishback, Jr., who's a short course racer at heart, was out early. He had entered in a two seat 1600 car -about as far as he could get from the high powered vehicles he usually runs on a short course. When we saw him after the race and asked if he'd broken on the first lap, he said, "Yes, fortunately!" Jim was one who hadn't been crazy about the course. Jerry Heaton tangled with a big rock on the first lap, and rolled his 1600 car violently. The SNORE press notes report that his motor was torn out of the car. But Heaton was o.k., and was able to · walk to the next checkpoint for help. Tommy Ford, in Class 2, had suspension troubles, and had his car parked on lap one. T ommy found a couple of young spectators, and gave them a few bucks to take him and his passenger, Joe Francis, Vice President of the Holiday Inn, which sponsored the race, back to the start/ finish. Then Tommy hopped into his pit vehicle and went back out to get his car. When ne got there he found the two who'd given him the ride dismantling his race car. They took off into the desert with a lot of his car parts. But Tommy is a local, an active SNORE member, and he knew how to get mobilized. He headed back for the start/finish line to get the news and description on the radios, and then to find the nearest helicopter. That wasn't hard, because there'd been two of them at the Speedrome all day. The radio operators, with Bob Steinberger in the fore, spread the news about the culprits, complete ·with ·a description of their vehicle. Ford and some friends chased in a helicopter. And, on Sunday, at the Awards Brunch, they were able to announce that they'd got their parts back. . Jim Stiles, who's had only one finish in a long, long time, was determined to get a finish at this event. But then he had a front flat on the first lap. He could see his pit just ·down the road, so he decided to drive to them on it and let them fix it. But by the time he got into the pit, the tube had wraped itself around every-thing, and they covldn 't even cut it off. They had to take the hub off the car and disentangle it. Jim sat and watched all the slower classes go by. But they did finally get him back on the road, and he took off again, still planning to cool it and get a finish. A bit down the trail, still on the first lap, his tires picked up a rock and spit it into the midsection of the car. The rock ,broke the clutch slave cylinder, cracked the transmission and let all the 90 weight run out, and tore off a c.v. boot for good measure. Jim never even got the first lap finished. Tom Koch, who decided to come to the race at the last minute, did a quick, early morning pre-run in his two seat race car, and came back to the start/finish area, as the drivers' meeting was starting, with a flat tire. It was probably an omen, and -he should have paid attention. Tom got 10 miles into the first lap and broke an axle. He had a spare along and got it changed, but he was now running back in the pack. When he got to the southernmost part of the course, and went under the freeway, he flattened a tire. He had to make ;i quick change, and then had to pit to get a new spare. The second lap went o.k., and Tom began to think he might do all right. But on lap three he lost his brakes, and that made things difficult. Then, since he'd been having trouble shifting all day, he had a really bad time getting the trans into second, and he just jammed it really forcefully one time. The next time he put it in third gear was, "the last time I had to shift." He was stuck in third for the balance of the day. Then he had a long pit stop to try to,fix the brakes, but couldn't get it done, and he also lost time replacing·c.v. boots. His fourth lap was uneventful, though not easy, and he got . about two-thirds of the way into the fifth lap, when his motor let go with a loud noise. When he stopped at the side of the long pole line road, he found that he'd already lost another c.v. boot. It hadn't been Koch's day at all. Larry Job ran well in the 1600 class, and at the end of the fifth lap he had the lead by about four minutes. But on the sixth, and last, lap, he broke a c.v. and was ••• niore GOOD STUFF Get the word out about your business, big o r small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $16.00 per month. DustyTimes finished. Danny Oliver and Dan Hook had a good first lap, and had the lead in the Challenge class by about two minutes. On the second lap, as the faster cars started to catch up with the last starters, a Class 10 car came up on them. They moved off the course to let the faster car go by, but in the dust the driver in the 10 car didn't know that was what they were doing. He followed them right out into the rocks, and then he tapped the Challenge car to let him know he was there. Oliver, who was drivng was already iri. trouble, trying to miss the rocks with his balljoint front end and his swing axle rear suspension, and that nudge was all it took to get him in serious trouble. The Challenge car came to grief in the rocks, and the Class 10 car, probably never guessing what he'd done, motored on down the road. Stan Potter, another Challenge racer, broke his right front corner off on his last lap. And Tim Sims did it twice. He came in at the end of his first lap dragging his left front corner. His crew got to work and had him going in 44 minutes, and his time for the second lap was pretty _good. But, not long after he headed out on his third lap he came limping back into his pit, the left front corner dragging again. This time he parked for good. Tom Bradley, Jr., was teamed with his dad for this one, and they were doing pretty well in Class 10, in fact, at the end ofthe second lap they were in second place, but Jr. rolled the car, and that was the end of their day. And Gary and Dick W eyrich paired up for this one also, with dad, who didn't get to drive at the Frontier 500, getting to start this time. He did two good laps, running fourth in Class 10, in spite of the fact that he had only second and fourth gear from early on. But, at the end of lap two, when he pitted, they decided -it was going to get nothing but worse, and pulled out. Bill Canon started his day off nerviously when, as he sat in staging, he suddenly realized that his pumper helmet motor wasn't working. He got qut of his car and agitatedly began to try to take off the hood, so he could get to the wiring. Dave Massingham, who was racing in the same class, · was standing in the staging area, and noted his agitation, and went over to help. With the two of them working on the problem they found the loose fitting, got it going, got Canon buckled back in and on his way, just as the class started. But Bill (injshrd his firstJap P.O. BOX 323 • SEAHURST WA, 98062 (206)242-1773 November 1986 with no right front corner, th-e victim of one of those straight edged holes across the pole line. It seems he'd launched himself, and just as the car landed, he lost his power steering so he couldn't avoid the embankment. By the time he got to his pit, in the start/ finish area, both tires on the left were going flat also. It took the CORE crew only about 13 minutes to get him going again, and he went 'round and 'round, only to break for good on the sixth lap. Jim Cocores did a switch and drove a Class 1 car this time, teaming with Roger Lord in his little black Funco. Roger drove first and got in three pretty good laps, and then Jim got in just in time for a rear wheel bearing to go bad. Back to Class 5 for the next race. Bob Stockton and Don Chase co-drove in the 1600 class, and ran a good steady pace to finish fourth in the big class. But they found out the next day that they were disqualified for "running off the course". It seems that Chase, who missed the drivers' meeting, had not known that the course was to be changed, and Stockton apparently forgot to tell him. Right up until the time of the drivers' meeting, it had been set to go under the little short underpass that had been used so many times in the Mint races. It had been a problem for those folks, too, and they had to mark a way around for the big trucks and 4x4s. This time,. on Friday, the day before the race, there had not been an alternate route maked out, although some -trucks had been entered in the race. Then, according to reports, a local racer got his two seater stuck in the tunnel, and reported to race officials that it wasn't going to work for the bigger buggies, not to mention the ...., trucks. So the officials decided to change the course. At the drivers meeting, which was. 20 minutes late in starting, and a bit disorganized, they did announce that the course would not go through the tunnel. They said a truck would be parked in it, to keep the racers out, and there would be a way around. Well, as it happened, there was nothing parked in the tunnel, or in front of it. And there were no ribbons or cones to mark it as a no-no. There were ribbons, but not clear markers, pointing off to the right where the flagperson stood with a red flag. And any driver who had heard about the change at the drivers' meeting had no trouble figuring out which way to go. Poor Chase, not looking for a change, !lever gave the flagperson a thought, and just swung through the tunnel and on "'" down the course on both of his laps. Another thing which had been announced at the drivers' meeting was that anyone who was found short coursing would be disqualified. We have to say that they were as good as their word, though we can't under-stand why they didn't just leave the tunnel as an alternate route for those who wanted to chance getting stuck. Last month we told you that Mike Gaughan, whose two seater had broken early in the Frontier 500, had been pressed into service to drive the last lap in Walker Evans' truck. It took Mike six hours and 42 minutes, -ti and we've been mighty anxious to find out how he liked his drive. So when we saw him at the SNORE 250, we asked him. Said Mike, deadpan, "I cancelled my order." INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . 10 Burks Off Road Racing . . . . . . 33 Candy Canes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Champion Bead lock Co. . . . . . 17 C.O.R.E. . ............ ... . . 7 Filler Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 34 General Tire Motorsports . . 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ir Grabber teams churn outtwo more firsts in the Frontier 500. Jerry McDonald muscled his way to a commanding lead in the SCORE/HORA point standings with his fourth win of the season in Class 7 4x4. Over 444 miles of the dirtiest, hottest, meanest territory in Nevada, McDonald's Chevy S10 and General Grabber MT® radials performed flawlessly. But things were even tougher for Don Yosten and the Donahoe and Roberts team in Class 4. They finished first in 2WD because, halfway through the race, their 4WD conked out. ~ © 1986, General Tire, a 6acoRP Company No mean feat for ordinary tires. No big deal for Grabbers. Matter of fact, Grabbers finished in the money on six machines in four different classes. Which should tell you that no matter what you're running, your General Motorsports dealer has a Grabber designed to bring you home. The Grabber AP® for winning performance on and off the road. Grabber AT® for when the going gets a little rougher. And the big-lugged Grabber MT® fo'r people who like to travel on the wild side. r,~une~1r, uene1~.