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1986 Volume 3 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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~ PRESENTING THE iclc ho-mpJo-n~ r--=--::a::I ~ I BE ON BOARD WHEN THE ••• "WILDEST SHOW ON WHEELS!" GOES ON ... --. .... .._. THE ROAD IN .1986! 198 6. CHAMPIONSHIP . . . SEASON * *" JANUARY 25 · HOOSIER DOME FEBRUARY 8 SILVERDOME INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA PONTIAC, . MICHIGAN * MARCH 1 JACK MURPHY STADIUM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA * * * MARCH 15 , ASTRODOME '}.· I MA.RCH 22 TEXAS STADIUM APRIL 26 KINGDOME * JUL·Y 19 L.A. COLISEUM TBA-The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California HO(ISTON, ,. . TEXAS·-DALLAS, TEXAS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TBA- ·Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas, Nevada TBA-National Orange Show, San Bernardino, California '86 IS THE YEAR, AND THE WHOLE UNITED STATES IS THE PLACE I ... The high-energy excitement and flashing action entertainment of the Off-Road Championship Gran Prix is on the road ... EVERY EVENT counts toward the series championship crown, EVERY. RACE is critical to the factory teams and the private entries ... EVERY RACER will be going for it from the first green flag ... Don't just read about these electrifying events·, make your plans to attend and be part of the action ... from the free "MEET THE DRIVERS" autograph and photo session at 5:30 p.m. to the final race of the night, you'll love every minute of "THE .WILDEST SHOW ON WHEELS." FOR EVENT TICKETS OR ENTRY INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOODLYN LANE, BRADBURY, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117

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Volume 3 Number 1 January 1986 In This Issue ••• Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow Associate Editor Richard Schwalm· Controller John Calvin Contributors Darlene Bozeman_ Leonard Day _. - Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenb.erg Homer Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David Ryskamp Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services THE OFilCIAL VOICE Of' SC()RE CANADA AND , -liJiii. ,· t:t-.-~ •~ _i:; 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 ••• I I I I I I I I FEATURES Page HDRA Frontier 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 A.O.R.R.A. in Tucson . . , . . . . . .................... . 20 Octoberfest in Kitchener, Ontario ......... .......... 22 Score Baja Safari ....... ....... .... : ........... .... 26 ADRA Penasco 150 ................ ...... .... . . . . . 28 Ivory Coast International Rally ..... . .... ............ 31 VORRA Long Course at Prairie City ............ .. ... 32 GORRA Finale in Georgia ........ . ........ . . ....... 34 SCCA Press On Regardless Rally . . . . ............. ... 36 Rendezvous 8 ......................... . ..... ·. . . . . . 38 SNORE Blackjack 100 ..... . ....................... 41 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month ..... . . . : ..................... 3 Soap Box by Jean Calvin . . ......... : ........ . ..... . . 4 Trail Notes . ....... . .... -. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ............... . ........... 6 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1986 Race Calendar ................. ' . ..... : .... 24-25 The Losers by Judy Smith .............. . . . ......... 40 California Rally Series by Lynette Allison ........... . . 40 -Good Stuff Directory ...... ........................ 42 Index to Advertisers ..... . . . .... , ................... 45 Pony Express . .... .......... . ................... . . 45 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BFGoodrich 6-50 Club Report ...................... 4 7 Pit T earn Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 ON TH E COVER -Walker Evans and his state of the art, air conditioned Dodge had a great second half in 1985. The early part of the season was not so great, but with victories in Class 8 at the Baja 1000 and the Frontier 250, plus a hard earned second at the Frontier 500, Walker zoomed back from near oblivion in the points.standings to finish second in Class 8 points for the year and third in the overall Heavy Metal category. Here Walker Evans and Dick Maxwell fly high over the Mexican desert on the Baja 1000. Color Photography by Harold Crawford of Trackside Photo Enterprises. f\l; DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 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. (Form on inside back page) Name---------------------------"Wow, that tire is going faster than we are! .Hmmm, guess it is our tire." Next time check the lug nuts a little closer, fellows. The team of Jerry Pickering and Randy Bird from Las Vegas, Nevada, had a tough time on the second lap of the HDRA Frontier 250. However, they nailed the Hi Jumper back together, got going midway in the race on four wheels, and finished 28th in Class 1-2-1600. They also earned the T urt!e Award for being the last overall four lap finisher, in 9 hours, 15.08 minutes. Photo by T rackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or Bx 10 will be considered. · ■. ·Address -------------------------City State _________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) I I I I I I I I I I I •• I I I I I DustyTimes January 1986 Page 3

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Soap Box ••• By Jean Calvin It was just a year ago that DUSTY TIMES marked its first year in publication, and a whole lot of water has gone under the dam in 1985. While just an infant at this time last year, DUSTY TIMES is now grown up, and with the inclusion of Off Road Action News into the format last month, the infant is the largest/ublication of its kind in the ficl . Two years is a short time for such growth, and it has not been without hazards along the way. But, we· have had incredible support from the off road racing community, and tremendous help from our large cadre of far flung correspondents all over the world. The sport of desert racing ex-perienced good times and bad times in 1985, but more good times than bad on average. Perhaps the most significant o.f all developments was the combination of the HORA and Score .desert events into one, single desen points series. The idea of having a single desert champion in each class is not particularly new. The concept saw the light of day way back in the early 1970s when the Coordinating Council of Off Road Race Promoters formed to provide a single points series that encompassed several states and a dozen promoters. The overall winner of that Coordinating Council Series was Dennis Platt driving his then, state of the art Funco Class 2, the famed Single Seater Eater: Dennis has gone on to be a very successful builder of old time looking office buildings in southern California, but he pops up every now and then, taking a ride in an off road racer. The Coordinating Council died from various causes, including too many cooks stirring the broth. About the same time Score International firmed up th-eir desert racing series, with three events ·in Mexico and the Parker 400. The High Desert Series was born shortly thereafter, a multi race affair with events from AR VRA in Barstow, WRA in Las Vegas, SNORE in Las Vegas, and the Mint 400. Walt Lott and company eventually bought out ARVRA and •this series continued for several years. Score had their own series, as did AMSA, and both combined short course and desert races into <me series. In _recent years both HORA and Score International have grown in stature and both have attracted considerable interest from sponsors too. But, the fact of having two champions in each class certainly diluted the value of advertising such triumphs, unless one driver was hardy enough and had enough financial backing to run both series and wi11 them both. So, 1985 will go down as a landmark year in desert racing. One need look no farther than Page4 contingency row at recent desert events tel see how mcch the combined series has sparked the interest of contingency donors. Contingency largesse can certainly swell the purse for successful drivers using the right stuff. The entry numbers have grown at nearly all the events in the series as well. The blockbuster entry at the recent series finale for 1985, the Frontier 250 certainly seems to bear out the fact that one set of rules and one series will build the entry numbers as well. The New Year will bring a similar schedule of eight races for the desert series, that hopefully will acquire a sponsor's name to boost the points fund as well as provide identity. The advertising value of a "national" champion, a single champion, in each desert class will no doubt bear fruit in the coming months for those drivers who wear the crown. Some have already acquired better sponsorship for 1986 because of their hard earned new title, and others should reap the benefits of the single series title as well. On the other side of the coiri, 1985 brought an outlandish increase in liability insurance costs, up to six figures quoted for an event in 1986, if there is any company willing to undenvrite a desert race. While the incidence of liability claims in desert racing is virtually non-existent, the risk is there, according to insurance. . _experts; who are.not \Villing to bet on the continuation of the good record of off road racing. The entire ~scalation of liability insurance for everything from doctors and lawyers to city governments has forced many such groups to go uninsured. This ploy, particularly by cities, may force a rethink by the insurance . regulators on the entire problem. Still, off road race promoters cannot get big sponsors without the liability insurance, the cost of which was the primary cause of the announcement two months ago canceling the 1986 Mint 400. Insurance costs are no doubt the biggest threat to the ongoing success of. the combined desert series. The other somewhat discour-aging element in the desert race scene is . the constant prolifera-tion of classes which confuses would be sponsors. Some even walk away from the sport because they can't handle 20 or 30 winners in a single event. Huge numbers of classes have worked okay for the SCCA in amateur sports car racing, but they do not dilute their Pro series with a class for each model of each type of car. Suppose you were attending your first off road desert race, and chose the 1985 Baja 1000. In the ranks of the 211 starting vehicles were 19 car classes, five two wheel classes, and six classes for various A TVs, 30 in all. Divide thirty' into 211 and you hav.' ari average of seven vehicles per· class, although some had much more and some. just a couple. Thirty winners is a lot to comprehend for anyone, let alone a potential sponsor who has never seen an off road race. Still, everytime the promoters talk about combining classes, what do they talk about? They want to combine Classes 1 and 2, a pair of healthy entry classes. They ignore ,the less than half a dozen in three of the four classes for mini trucks, ripe for combining in our mind; they also ignore the waning ranks in 4 x 4 classes, more likely candid:;ites for becoming one class, certainly before a promoter would consider combining big entry classes as they did this past season with 1-1600 and 2-1600. The 2-1600 drivers are still crying about that, and dropping out. However, the overall outlook is very good for off road racing in general. Builders of desert cars are still well behind filling their · orders, and the second year of the combined series is sure to sustain the growth, along with enlarging sponsor 'interest in this unique motor sport. Short course racing is alive and well all over the country too. The ·· only area that has seen this act1v1ty fall off is southern California, primarily because of a lack of facilities for home grown promoters. But, the 1986 prospects are good for the short course fanciers now. While the Mickey Thompson Series will have only a few dates in California, other promoters are going to fill the gap. Marty Tripes has already puqlished a short course stadium style list of dates for the season, and several other promoters around the state are planning some short course events in 1986. The time has come to climb off the SOAP BOX for another year. Next month this column will return to displaying thoughts from people in the sport from all corners of the ac::tivity. We welcome a SOAP BOX column from one · and all., famous and unknown, who have something to say about off road competi-tion. Any words, short of libelous, w!ll be welcome. Let us hear from people outside the local scene on their SOAP BOX this year. The first two years of DUSTY TIMES have. been a most rewarding time for those bringing it to you each month. We thank all the readers for their support and praise of the publication, and \Ve thank all our contributors whose stories and pictures make DUSTY TIMES the off road publication that truly covers the world of competition in the dirt. We also thank our faithful advertisers, without whom the entire program could not be possible. Have a Happy New Year! Volunteers are i1wired to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space 'With their thoughts about 4.t'hat is good and 'What is not so good about the state of off road racing. We uould u•elcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as 'Well. Call or write DUSTY TIMES 'With your ideas for a Soap Box column, and get on the schedule. January 1986 Trail Notes ••• EGG ON FACE DEPARTMENT. Last month Stan Parnell reported that On-Din Motorsports magazine was for sale. The day after DUSTY TIMES was mailed, On-Dirt Motorsports Publisher Lou Peralta called to deny the report, emphatically! DUSTY TIMES apologize.s to Lou Peralta and his staff for the erroneous report, and we hope it has not caused any problems for the Publisher of On-Dirt Motorsports. In the same column, it was reported also that Jim Webb had his AMSA race organizatiot:1-for sale. This too proved to be a false statement, and again, we apologize to Jim and Joanne Webb for any problems the report may have caused. AMSA has just published their 1986 race schedule, in fact. It is in the Happenings, page 8. THE FINAL FLAG. A very sad moment at the Frontier 250 came when Vic VanElla suffered an apparent heart attack while driving his Class 2 Raceco on the first lap. Bystanders reported that Vic was driving with his usual verve, when suddenly he pulled off course and slumped over the steering wheel. VanElla was taken by a Flight for Life helicopter to a Las Vegas hospital, but he never came back from the sudden attack, despite ori. the spot efforts to keep him alive. Our deepest sympathy goes to the VanElla family and all of Vic's friends on their sudden loss. Fortunately, the end came quickly and Vic passed from this scene while doing exactly what he loved to do. THE MIDWEST RACE SERIES, that started life .as the North Central Points..Series, and has been known as the Berrien Autocross Series in recent years, has a new sponsor for 1986. Armstrong Tires, promoting their new line of Formula tires, will sponsor the entire series in 1986. Berrien Buggy was a faithful sponsor, even through last year when their business interest was no longer centered on building buggies. Berrien still makes buggies, and some higly competitive race cars, but the bulk of the company is devoted now to other i'tems of manufacture. Armstrong Tires plans a major program with the mid west series, and we congratulate Gil Parker for landing such a good sponsor for next season. The planning meeting for the 1986 schedule takes place early in January, so look for the complete race dates for the Formula Tire, Armstrong Series in DUSTY TIMES very soon. Traditionally the season starts on the Memorial Day weekend at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. There is a race almost every two weeks after that, in the five·state area of the series, until the snow flies again. STADIUM RACING, USA has announced a five race schedule of events for 1986, alternating locations between -the Imperial Fairgrounds and El Cajon Speedway in California. Check the dates in Happenings on page.8. Marty Tripes plans to run Class 1-2-1600 along with Classes 1 and.10 in the car category. The 1600s will conform to Score International rules, except the restrictor plates may be removed from the carburetors. In the A TV classes, the 250cc group will be for two stroke engines only, and the 200cc group will be for four stroke engines only. The Quads will compete in.a separate class. MORE GOOD NEWS FOR SHORT COURSE RACERS. The Inland Empire will be the place where 1986 will be entertaining andOuighly competitive. The Glen Helen Off Highway Vehicle Park ilil th_e,foothills of the San Bernardino mountains, officially opened recently with the staging of the ever popular sand drag competition. In a lease agreement with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, operators Don Brown and Bud Feldkamp have transformed the former 600 acre Arroyo Cycle Park into a .. multi-event facility,which will bost_m0tocross,·ATV .and 0ff road racing as well as tractor pulls and mudbogs. Both Don Brown and Bud Feldkamp have extensive off road experience·. Brown, a San Bernardino resident and local construction contractor, is _ presently the president of United Sand Association. Feldkamp, a local dentist and resident of Redlands, has many desert race wins to his credit including multiple victories at the Baja 1000, Baja Internacional, and Mint 400. With the closure of racing facilities in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties in recent months, operators of the Glen Helen Off Highway Vehicle Park expect to meet the needs of promoters, participants and specta_tors at the park, which is five •miles north of the city of San Bernardino. Associations, clubs and promoters interested in staging events should contact Don Brown at (714) 882-9981 or Bud Feldkamp at (714) 825-8823. Written inquiries may be sent to Don Brown Racing Facilities, P.O. Box 2937, San Bernardino, CA 92416. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RALLYING may yet come to the USA in 1986. While we have seen nothing on paperto date,John Nagel, majordomo of the Olympus Rally, says it is back on the calendar for 1986. Nagel's event will happen on December 4, and will be called the Olympus Rally, honoring the city in Washington that hosts the event. Plans are in progress for USAC to sanction the event next December, so stand by for more concrete data on this development. Unfortunately the date, the only one available from the FIA, is on a collision course with two other off road events in the west; the SCCA Pro Rally Series finale, the Carson City (Nevada) International Rally, and the HORA Frontier 250 in·Las Vegas. It seems a shame to split the motorsports coverage of three big dirt road events on the same weekend, when there are 52 weekends in each year. THE GOODYEAR HI MILER award for 1985 goes to the Class 7S Service Auto Parts drivers, Gil Divine and Larry Carlton, and their team members. Along with the congratulations, the team will receive a full product sponsorship from Goodyear for 1986. They have plans for a new truck for the coming season, and they will no doubt be an asset to the Goodyear team. Coordinator of the Goodyear Off Road Support Team Paula Simms said in her newsletter, "Congratulations to Spencer Low, Class 7 S, who drove to victory at the Frontier 250 without a single tire change, and congrats also to Curtis Christensen and Jon Lee for winning Class 7 4x4, and to Walker Evans who wrapped up first in Class 8. We would like to end this year with our sincere thanks to all of you for making off road racing the great sport that it is, and for the friendly waves as you have gone past our pit. We have mad_~ a lot of friends this year and look forward to being out there again for all of you in 1985". . THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS was up and down contingency row at the · Frontier 250. The Goodrich Tire guys went all out, probably because they had a tractor-trailer on hand complete with microwave oven. Last Dusty Times

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ffAN PARNELL'S Action News This is the second month that I write my column for Jean Calvin's DUSTY TIMES, and it still feels strange to me not having the pressure of deadlines, the constant phone calls, and the chore of collections from advertisers that are slow to pay. Now I have to watch what I say·, and not blast the bad guy with such vigor as I have in the past, because now the publication belongs to a friend. At one time this year I wanted to list all the deadbeats in this column. The deadbeats owe me over $22,000.00 for ads they ordered, ads that ran in Off Road Action News, and are ads that they have never paid for to date. ***** YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPO-RATION has a new ambassador of good will at the races; she was not appointed, but nevertheless was on hand at the finish line with bottles of champagne in -hand, welcoming the race drivers who finished on Yokohama Tires. The lady, Linda Bartleson, was the happiest ambassador anyone could have to represent their products, presenting each team with a bottle c)f bubbly to drink or spray over the-crew. It made for more fun for the finishers at the Frontier 250; thanks to a very classy lady. ***** SNORE PRESIDENT Roger Gaskill announced this past month that a six race points series is -on tap for 1986. Five races will count1 for the overall points championship, and for the class champions in each and every class in SNORE competi-tion. SNORE will go into 1986 with one of the largest points funds in the sport, and they will offer some of the largest paybacks too, in the individual events. They "plan to run all of their races over a fifty to sixty mile course, to spread out the traffic. SNORE hopes to entice each and every California racer out to compete in their revised schedule of points races. ***** THIS PAST YEAR both HORA year the fellows had a small fake material Christmas tree inside the rig. This year they had a full six foot real live tree, all properly decorated for Christmas, in contingency row. They also brought along their own Santa Claus, all dressed in the traditional red suit. Santa went up and down the rows of contingency donors with special gifts out of his bag for the ladies and gentlemen hard at work talking to the massive entry. Just down the road the Goodyear Support T earn had their Christm!ls decor in th_e form of a huge plastic cactus tree, covered with Christmas lignts and decor. This kind of special effort at a race just before the Holidays is part of the magic of off road racing, and it is what sets us apart from any other form of motorsport. A DIFFERENT SOLUTION to the problem of checkpoints in desert racing has been offered by Don Baumonk. Since most of the drivers who charge the sto'p check swear they didn't see the signs in the dust, the mud, the snow, whatever, Don has a solution. He suggests that race organizers place a loud, battery operated siren a quarter mile down course from the stop check, opting for the European style "whoo'p whoop" siren as the most penetrating sound. It is a keen idea with only two drawbacks; first the guys with pumper helmets can claim they didn't hear the checkpoint ahead warning, and, on the first lap some stroke would probably run over the installation. Let us hear from you on possible solutions to make the stop checks safer. Off Road Track THE ANAHEIM SUPERCROSSonJanuary 18 at the Anaheim Stadium will feature the cream of the crop of the Class 10 short course drivers to present the best possible show in the first test event combined with the motorcycle show. The Class 10 contest will run on a totally separate track from the Supercross course, since the Supercross track is full of awesome obstacles suited only to the Pro riders and their bikes. The Anaheim Supercross has sold out for seven .years straight, so the cars are not being added to the show to sell more tickets. Promoter Mike Goodwin said, "I feel that the potential is great enough that all classes of cars will eventually wa-rrant either a separate day on our Supercross weekend or a separate weekend of their own. We've invited the top ddvers to give the best test in front of 70,000 fans, national television and sponsors. t've asked for their input to· insure great racing for everyone." Drivers like Frank and Al Arciero, Bob Gordon, Steve Kelley, Jim Fishback, Dave Bonner and Wayne Whithers suggested some good track design ideas and layouts at the drivers' meeting last month with Mike Goodwin. The result will be spectacular jumps and driver designed obstacles with mogul type terrain to provide the spectators with an extremely exciting view. The track will stretch to 30 feet in width at many points. Bob Gordon said, "This track is better prepared then previous tracks at Anaheim, and-it's much wider. We're really going to be able to give these fans some sensational racing!" Wayne Withers added, "The size of the track is really great." The Class 10 race cars should provide a great change of pace during the Anaheim Supercross. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 45) Dusty Times and SCORE had four races each in their combined points series in desert racing. Each promoter opted to make one of their races a double points race, -thereby encouraging every driver who wanted to compete for points to race the two double points events, the Frontier 500 and the Baja 1000, whether he or she wanted to or not. Why not make all the individual races stand on their own, and let the driver race the events he chooses, and not the dictates of the double points. In the plans for 1986 it was mentioned that the HORA will add the Nevada Silver State classic and SCORE will make the Riverside short course event a points race, adding two more points events for a total of ten. It appears that in 1986 we will race double points, whether we want to or not, and run Riverside short course for desert points. It makes no sense at all! (The latest umJ at press time is that Rit·ersiJe is our as a /xJims race,, as is the fifth HORA et'L'1H for 1986. Others felt the same as Stan about racing shore cinirse for Jesert /Joints. AJJitioHally the wv J.ouble /JOims races iii 1985 'll'ere more thail Jouble the Jistai\ce of the other et·e;us, hmce they COUilteJ Jouhle f<JT fJOiilt.,. ED. J ***** FOR YEARS ALL PIT SUP-PORT TEAMS were offered a free column in Off Road Action News. Now DUSTY TIMES wants each of you to send your club's activity news, who won from your club, and what plans you have each month to DUSTY TIMES, so you can read all about it each month. Each club needs only tcJ have some person from their group write or type a column each month and send it to DUSTY TIMES by the tenth of each month for publication in the next issue. It is your space, so why not use it for your club's benefit and publicity. ·***** THE MINT REPORT -The latest word about the ever controversial Mint-400 for 1986 came in December, amid many' rumors. One rumor said that "Mint 400" board game owner Kjell Eriksson was going to be a principal in organizing the race, and that he had all the legal permits from the Del Webb attorneys, but that rumor has fallen by the wayside. Next it was said that K.J. Howe would not be a part of any race the Mint Hotel was involved in, but that may not hold water .today either. Then it was learned that the executive positions at Del Webb and the Mint Hotel had changed chairs, as some Mint people were said to have moved to other hotels and new people were on board, who wanted to reconsider putting on the race. Meanwhile, during December, Walt Lott has been meeting often with the Mint Hotel people, and :i trio of Mint executives were up and down contingency row at the Frontier 250 taking in the sights. If all bets were down, the feeling isthatMay7-11, 1986willseea Mint 400 race in Las Vegas, and I may have to cover all the bets that come my way, ***** THE FRONTIER 250 was a great race and for my group it \vas a wonderful way to end the year. The Larry Bitcon yellow Class 5 Bug ran without a flaw all race long, and, we won Class 5, never pressing or driving hard. We also finished on the tires we started the race with on the car. ***** TO ALL MY FRIENDS, past business associates and all racers, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Stan, my wife Joyce, and all the gang at Parker Pumper Helmets. THE ORIGINAL GAS PRESSURE SHOCK ABSORBER WINNERS ON BILSTEIN SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES Ivan Stewart 1st Place, Class 7 Mint 400 \ "Never before have I had so much con-fidence in a shock. After extensive testing and numerous races on the same set of Bi/steins, I am very pleased by their excellent perfor-mance and reliability." January 1986 Ray Aragon 1st Place, Class 10 Laughlin Desert Challenge 1984 "We finished 2nd at the Cal City 12-hour in 1983, 1st in Class 10 at the Parker 400 1984, and 1st in Class 10 at the Laughlin · Desert Challenge 1984 all on the same set of Bi/steins with no failures." -Jerry Leighton 1st Place, Class 10 Fireworks 250 1984 "The shocks worked super; no such thing as broken or leaking shocks with Bi/stein." Jim Wright 1st Place, Class 2 Mint 400 "By far the most impor-tant parts on any off- . road vehicle are the -shocks. Using Bi/steins · is like cheating." For further information and special off-road applications contact Tom Hoke at BILSTEIN Corporation of America, 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121. 619/453-7723. ~ R-2000 ~ Page 5

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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith There was so much going on during the latter part of October and early November that we didn't have space to tell you about all-of it. We thought we'd backtrack a bit this month, and try to finish off last year. One of the nicest things to happen in all of 1985 was the surprise 50th birthday party for Jim Fricker. Planned by Jim's wife, Linda, the party was a huge success, surprising Jim complete-ly. About 150 folks; family members, old high school friends, compadres from work, and race people, gathered at the Hemet Elks Club to honor one of off road's finest. A sumptuous buffet, prepared by some of] im's friends, featured a Mexican style salsa made by Sid Spradling that was a culinary masterpiece. There was also a huge birthday cake which was decorated with a mountain, an ocean and an off road course wandering from one to the other. The race course was littered with miniature beer cans. It was a humdinger of g celebration, and we can't wait for the next one. We'd like to congratulate Mark and Janet Hansen on the birth of their second child, a son, Matthew, who was born on the Tuesday before the 1000. Mark was at the hospital for the baby's _ birth, waited long enough to see him, and be sure everyone was well, and then took off for Baja for a quick pre-run. After the race, in which he and Malcolm Vinje finished third in Class 5, he was eager to pack up and head back home so he could see the Page 6 baby again. But to his surprise, there was -the new mama, complete with the youngest off roader, waiting in Ensenada for the team's traditional champagne celebration. While in Baja for the race, we sat at Santa Maria a good part of the day, first waiting for our car, and then waiting for it to be repaired. We entertained ourselves by listening to the radio reports being fielded by Weatherman, who must have been the hardest working person in Baja for much of the day. ' At one point we heard him tell a racer who was trying to send a report about his broken car to his crew on the other side, "We didn't get . any response from your pit, but we forwarded the report just as if they were listening." We hope they were. Many, many reports were forwarded successfully, saving hours of wondering and waiting on the parts of co-drivers and pit crews. And lots of vehicles were rescued early in the day, simply because Weatherman sat up on Observatory Road and for-warded their messages. He's a real boon to the sport. Actually, the formal name of Weatherman and his team is the "Goodyear Weatherman Radio Relay Support," and they function at both SCORE and HORA races. It's a free service sponsored by -Goodyear and offered by P .C.I. Radios. They relay messages, as we've said, find lost race cars, keep people in touch and, if necessary, summon emergency help. As more ana more race teams hav0 become familiar with Wea,herman's service he's become busier and busier sitting atop his lonely peaks, and is now seeking volunteer help. In a recent letter he promised rewards that include a "feeling of accomplishment" and a team T-shirt. The draw backs, he says, are that the "pay stinks" and the "ride up the mountains (is) usually an unforgetable four wheeling experience." Interested persons should call Weather-man, whose real name is Bob Steinberger, at 213-426-7077. We heard other radio tidbits, some on a more local level, from pit crew to race car. One long conversation between someone named Kenny, who was in the race vehicle, and Lowell, who was in the chase vehicle, tickled us. There were a lot of questions trying to pinpoint the race vehicle's location, like, "If you stand on the truck can you see the highway?'.' Answer, "No." They finally decided they were just about a mile off the pavement. Then there was some lengthy discussion about what was wrong. ,It was a broken spring. Lowell wanted to know if Kenny could fix it; and Kenny seemed to feel he could not. Then Lowell, his voice registering disappointment and sadness, asked of Kenny, "Was it axle fatigue, or spring fatigue?" Said Kenny, "It was a rock!" End of conversation. In between these bits of conversation we heard, repeated many times, "Can't someone go get Malcolm (Smith) - he's 25 miles out of Santa Maria?" and then, in a calm voice, Bill Stroppe saying, "Take a transmission to Santa Ynez for Manny, and get ready." And our favorite of the January 1986 day, apparently from one pit vehicle to another, "I'm right on your ass· - where are you?" Someone did finally go get Malcolm. And the Manny referred to is, as you could guess, Manny Esquerra, who got to Santa Ynez, got the new transmission, and, with no further serious troubles went on to catch up with Sherman Balch and Roger Mears as they had troubles near the end of the race, to win his class. Manny had a brand new truck, ready to go and tested many times, sitting in Stroppe's shop. But they decided that it. was too new, and still too ·unknown to trust to a long difficult race like the 1000, so, even though Manny feels that it's a sure winner for the future, they left it home and brought the_ old tried-and-true truck. Good decisio~. Tom Koch had to make a similar decision. He has a new single seater, which he's race tested twice. He won Class 1 in the SNORE 250, and then a short time later went on to win the AMSA Cal City 500. His car worked flawlessly both times. But the 1000 was to be over 800 miles long, and since Tom's car features some very trick suspension parts, he had no spares. So the new car was left at home and Koch brought the old, tired Raceco. He and his co-driver, Mike Julson, finished fifth. There were some first-time Baja racers out there this time, and we wondered about their reactions. Sandy Howe, K.J.'s brother, was scheduled to get into Roger Roderick's two seate(, but the motor blew before it got to him. Sandy, who'd not been far into Baja before, rather than being down about being out of the race, was ecstatic about how great Baja was, and he couldn't-. v,,.ait to come back. He had already figured that he'd bring his wife the next time; and she'd love the shopping, and he was ready to go all over again. A pair of newcomers were Rob Tolleson and Bill Varnes. Varnes had been to watch several races in Baja, but Tolleson had apparently not even done that. They pre-ran together, in a truck, and had a tough time of it getting stuck in the mud, confused and lost, but were determined to do well in the race, because Rob .was doing so well in the season oints. Tolleson drove the beginning and the end, while Varnes drove from Santa Ynez to San Felipe. Both enjoyed racing in Baja, but Varnes particularly, "had a ball!" He said over and over again that they really had fun, and plans definitely to go back. Of cause, _they won their class, and did their point standings no harm either. The one thing about Baja is that one can't be everywhere around the course, and a lot of the action is missed. We heard many stories, and wish we could have seen, for example, the cowboys pulling Stan Parnell out of the hole he fell into, with their horses. (Incidentally, we told that story last month, but missed the fact that the person who helped Stan lower the side of the hole so the horses could drag him out was Ivan Stewart, who'd already broken his Toyota.) We'd also have liked to have been a fly on the wall watching Steve Schmidt making a road through the boulders, after spending the night over the side up in the Sisters. He had to go down and around, but did finally make it. But the most exciting sight must have been Rod Hall and Walker Evans thundering down the last stretch of pavement, after the Pepsi Stand, on the way home, together. Then they BOTH missed the turnoff back into the dirt, slammed on the brakes, jammed into reverse to get turned around and back on course. Evans got turned around first, and dove off the hillside ahead of Hall, and that's how they finished; only a handful of seconds separating the two Dodges. Of course, both won their respective classes, but Hall had the additional charge from actually having the fastest time of all trucks in the race, since he' cl started about four minutes · behind Evans. What a sight that must have been - those two on the Mexican Highway together, so close at the end of such a long race. This first year of the combined SCORE/HORA series has been a. good on,e, and has created an aura of cooperation and unity in our sport. We congratulate Sal Fish of SCORE and WaltLoti:of HORA for their accomplish-ments, and look forward to a continuation and growth of this s irit in '86. Coming Next Month ... SALUTE TO THE 1985 DESERT CHAMPIONS A.D.R.A, SONOITA TO ROCKY POINT THE 1985 OFF ROADSMAN AW ARD WINNERS CARSON CITY INTERNATIONAL RALLY A.0.R.R.A. SHORT COURSE FINALE RAC INTERNATIONAL RALLY EAST OF INDIO RALLY ... Plus All the Regular Features Dusty Times

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INTERNATIONAi! Championship , Off-Road Racing HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION IM,Ma 199'5()~7)~ ·We also congratulate the Class Points Champions: RON BRANT -CLASS-1 GORKY McMILtlN -CLASS 2 ROB TOLLESON-CLASS 1/2-1600 and Overall Buggy Classes Champion GENE HIGHTOWER -CLASS 3 ROD HALL -CLASS 4 MALCOLM VINJE -CLASS 5 ; i ,:, , ' MIKE LESLE -CLASS 5-1600 , LARRY/SCHWACOFER -CLASS 6B MANNY ESQUERRA-CLASS 7 SPENCER LOW-CLASS 7 S and Mini Metal Classes Champion G ITI GOWLAND - CLASS 7 4x4 STEVE KELLEY-CLASS 8 and Heavy Metal Classes Champion JIM DIZNEY -CLASS 9 J STEVE SOURAPAS -CLASS 10 RAMON CASTRO -CLASS 11 JASON MYERS -CLASS 12 ROBERT SAVAGE -CHALLENGER CLASS STEVE BUCKLEY -CLASS 20 BRETT HOWELL - CLASS 21 RANDY MORALES -CLASS 22 • ·" :and·10t)torcycle Classes Champion:-' · , GEORGE ERL -CLASS 38 STEVE WRIGHT -CLASS 23 · MARTY H,ART - CLASS 33 and 3-Wheeler Classes Champion MIKE COE -CLASS 43 RANDY PETTIT -CLASS 34 and Odyssey Classes Champion PHIL BLURTON -CLASS 44-/'l~~t(J.att-a#tdtk~luee-~~ #UUU' tk la~ s,etYREl~'D'7e/'I PfU#eU $e,uea a-91te4t ~1 · REMEMBER ... The first event of .the 1986 series is the SCORE PARKER 400, January 31, February 1 & 2. Entry forms are now available from SCORE Headquarters. Call 818/889-9216 for information.

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1986 HAPPENINGS~ •• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 January 11 Annual Awards Banquet Phoenix, AZ AMSA American Motor Sports Association P.O. Box 54 73 Fr_esno, CA 93755 (209) 439-2114 March 15 California 500 California City, CA May 17 12 Hour Mojave Challenge California City, CA August 9 6 to Midnight Run California City, CA October 18 American 1000 California City, CA. October 25-26 American G.P. Fresno, CA AMERICAN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION John Ohanesian P.O . Box 31811 Phoenix, AZ 85046 (602) 867-4769 BERRIEN AUTO CROSS SERIES Coordinator - Gil Parker 7406 S. 12th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (616) 375-1233 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 January 5 Florida State Fairgrounds Speedway · Tampa, FL February 2 Citrus Co. Speedway Inverness, FL March 21-23 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 9 Superstition 250 III GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 401) 927-6432 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 May 11 Denver, CO June l St. Francis, KS June 22 Denver, CO July 20 Denver, CO August 2 St. Francis, KS August 24 Denver, CO September 14 Denver, CO HDRA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361 -5404 January 11 SCORE/ HDRA Awards Banquet Anaheim Hilton - Anaheim, CA March 7-9 Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV July 4-6 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 5-7 Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5-7 Frontier 250 Las Vegas, NV HODAG50 Information (715) 362-6550 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O: Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All ei•ents staged at the club grounds in Clet•es, Ohio) MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 W oodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 January 25 Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN February 8 Silver Dome Pontiac; MI March 1 Jack Murphy Sta'ciium San Diego, CA March 15 Astrodome Houston, Texas March 22 Tentative Texas Stadium Dallas, Texas April 26 King Dome Seattle, WA July 19 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA Additional dates in California TBA ~,./1.--,--1:.-z 1'HIS 15 CAPf Al~--~ BILLY BARNS-f'Oi?M. YOUR RACERAblO EYE IN1HESKY. \vE'VE GOf A SIG-A-Lfff · ou-r A'f CHEGKPOINi 'fOUR \vHERE FIVE OF ·(1-\E: ALL YOV RAC.ERS 5\-lOULD i 1 \vAfGH FOR MA:fOR $LO\v\NG . ON -n..JE DRY LAKE AS -LEADr;:RS RE"AR-E NDE D Sf\CH 011-IER IN 1l~E DJSfl.. V\/'v~'v'-J !Vv-->fL AND Or tDOR.SF, 1HERE's 1HE V.SVAL 5?ECTATOR .SLO\vlNG AND C01'!G£~TID.U MORE Midwest Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 181021 Fort Worth, TX 76118 (817) 577-1102 ORSA 1920 Crown Ave. West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 372-4257 POST . Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 PRO CAN AM SERIES Pto Can Am Racing Inc. P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 ( 503) 620-0313 January 18 Awards Banquet Space Needle Restaurant Seattle, WA March 28-29 Kittitas 250 Kittitas. WA May 2-3 Hom Rapids 250 Mile Sagebrush Shootout Richland, WA May 23-24 250 Mile VORRA Race Weeks, NV June 27-28 Littlerock Forest Fling 300 Littlerock, WA August 22-23 .. Sundown at Hom Rapids Richland, WA September 19-20 Millican Valley 400 Bend, Oregon SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America • 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6625 . June 7-8 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA UJI-\OPf' wr10Pl' c-JHOf'f' July 26-27 Arkansas Traveler Little Rock, AR ...,.. SP£CfATOR$ iRY -ra R\Gl-11} ~ AN EARLIER ROLL-OVER •.•. ~✓-~✓'-._/~~ ON 1HE -PIT STRAIGHT., •. "'-~---.r---~ Page 8 January 1986 August 23-24 Rallye Michigan Battle Creek, MI September 13-14 Sunriser Fe rest Chillicothe, OH October 4-5 Ojibwe Rally Minnesota October 25-26 Press On Regardless Houghton, MI December 6-7 Carson City International Carson City, NV SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 January 11 SCORE/HORA Awards Banquet Anaheim Hilton Anaheim, CA January 31, February 1-2 ✓ Parker 400 Parker, AZ April 4-6 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 6-8 Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico August 15-17 Score Off Road W arid Championship Riverside International Raceway Riverside, CA November 6-9 Baja 1000 Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico •c c•V 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 20-22 9th Annual SCORE Show Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA 5-5 ®n/es-DustyTimes

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SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-0317 March 22 Spring Fever 250 Mesquite, NV June 14 Delamar 400 KM Caliente, NV August 9 Nevada 300 Pioche, NV October 25 Silverdust 400 km Henderson, NV SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 February 22 Bottom Dollar April 12 Yoco Loco June 21 Twilight Race July 26-27 Midnight Special September 26-28 SNORE 250 November 16 Black Jack 100 STADIUM RACING, U.S.A Marty Tripes 228 Faxon Drive Spring Valley, CA 92077 (619) 463-0654 March 8 Imperial Fairgrounds El Ceri.-tro; CA ' . April 19 El Cajon Speedway El Cajon, CA June 21 El Cajon Speedway El Cajon, CA September 20 Imperial Fairgrounds El Centro, CA October 4 El Cajon Speedway El Cajon, CA SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION 460 No. Beaumont Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005 (715) 272-1489 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 · (916)925-1702 . April 13 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA May4 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA May 24-25 250 Mile Desert Race Weeks, NV Dusty Times June 21-22 Virginia City 200 Virginia City, NV July 26 Baylands Raceway Park Fremont; CA August 9-10 Carson City Short Course Carson City, NV September 20-21 Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR WESTERN OFF ROAD I:lACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576--6256 ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS VIC VAN ELLA Born May 20, 1938 Jamestown, New York Entered into Rest December 7, 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada October 12 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA List your coming ·events in DUSTY TIMES free! . Send your 1985 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. Your loss is mourned by your family, the Checkers Team, and the entire off-road racing community. October 26 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA ~ ____-z.-~ ~ :: : ::::: -~~j! ---. - . .-l :....:c::s----=---:: z::,:::::::--:- --== c=z ,,.. Gate 1 O • 4 PM Early Entry -Fun Zone 3 PM J - 6 PM Gates Open - 8 PM RACING! NIPPONDENSO SERIES ORDER NOW FOR BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE! YOU CAN CHARGE YOUR TICKETS: D VISA D MASTERCARD Rest in Peace1 SAVE $2 on $19 & $16 tickets. Children 10 and under½ price regular adult price tickets. Offer expires Jan. 7, 1986. Make checks payable to: SUPERCROSS, P.O. Box 8720, Anaheim, CA 92802. Questions? (714) 859-4889. Account#-_______ Exp. Date, ___ _ A0ULT $19@$17x __ Child$19 @$9.5Qx __ =$ __ A0ULT $16@$14x __ Chilci$16 @$8.QOx __ =$ __ SUB-TOTAL=$ __ $2.00 per order service charge =$~ TOTAL=$ __ JB.-1 '.,1.5;< I DUSTY ~ Name ______________ _ Address, ______________ _ City, State, Zip, ____________ _ Day Phone ,____,_ ___ Night Phone(~•---Please enclose a stamped sett-addressed envelope. Tickets will · be mailed to you in this envelope. If you fail to enclose an envelope or the service charge, tickets will be held at the will-call window event l)ight January 1986 Page 9·

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THE HDRA FRONTIER 150 Ron Brant Wins the SRO Series Finale on the Nevada Desert Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Ron Brant drove alone in his Raceco, took the lead going into the final lap, held it for 60 miles and won the race overall, jusifying solidly his Class 1 points title. All season folks have noticed the desert south of Las Vegas. · the ground swell of entry in the The start/ finish line was gaily desert races since HDRA and decked out in banners and SCORE combined their efforts bunting from Nissan and all the into one points series. But, race sponsors. Hordes of pit nobody was prepared for the crews lined the path of the course tremendous flood of entry for for more than a mile in both the Frontier 250 early in directions. December. While the drawing The route led south out of had been far more populous than Sloan to the tip of Roach Dry in past years, Walt Lott himself Lake near the California border, thought a 200 car entry would be then turned into the hills over the the maximum and· most famous Beer Bottle Pass, and welcome. But, the first weekend wandered through the fast rough in December· the people kept rocks and ditches, before turning coming in droves, pumping the north toward the finish line, a entry up to272 on the count, and total distance of 60 miles. All 19 of that 259 cars actually started car classes in the race had to. the race. It certainly is a cover four laps within a ten.hour harbinger of things to come in time allowance. the 1986 series. With the hefty entry, the ' Unlike last year, the weather starting interval was shortened behaved nicely for the Frontier from one every 15 seconds to 250. All weekend only high one every ten seconds, and the cloudsmarredtheblueskiesover lack of wind made dust the .desert, and it was actually conditions downright ferocious .. shirt sleeve weather midday From our vantage point, about during the Friday contingency 26 miles into the course, where and tech inspection ritual, held in we enjoyed the hospitality of the. front of the Frontier Hotel on the Checkpoint 2 crew headed by Las Vegas Strip. Scheduled to · Tom and Mary Carpenter, the cease at five in the afternoon, view of the race cars arriving was there were still about 50 cars excellent. The cars could be waiting to tech at seven, at which spotted over a mile away coming hour most of the contingency out of the foothills onto the dry people had packed up and lake. Then they vanished in escaped the chill night air into the clouds of dust to emerge into the more hospitable environs of the ribboned lanes before the stop casino. check. Saturday morning it was clear Class 1 was off the line first, and cool, and unfortunately runr-1i_ng in a tight pack filled with there was no wind for the early potential winners. Of the 1 7 laps. The course had bits and starters, Dave Head was first on pieces of many a past bout with the road to the check, havin1; Page 10 started second. But, just in his dust was Larry Noel, Chaparral, with his mate Tim Kennedy right in his wake, followed by a pack that were nearly nose to tail. Defending champiqn Jack Johnson had already stopped once with an electrical problem, but he was well in the hunt. Noel was the leader after one lap, setting hot time of the day, a 1:02.35, on the lap. Head was less than a minute back in second, and Frank Snook/Eric Arras, with Arras up, were only seconds back in third. Half the field was very close as well. On lap 2 Larry Noel was first on the road with a three minute lead on time over Nick Nicholson, while Head was parked with a broken trans. Jack Johnson had passed Nicholson on the road, but later suffered axle problems and retired. Nicholson was the victim of an in-dust collision, which damaged his Ear beyond a quick fix. He was out somewhere in the third lap. Snook/ Arras were third on time midway_ in the battle, followed closely by Ron Brant, then Bob Renz and Dick Clark. Noel vanished with unkno~n woes on the third lap, still leading, leaving only six in motion. Heading into the final round .. Ron Brant, going solo in the Raceco, had taken over the lead, but by less than half a minute over Renz/Clark. Snook/ Arras were within January 1986 seconds, and Mark McMillin was merely another minute down the trail. Ron Brant held on tight, with fingers crossed all around the last 60 miles, and he drove to the overall victory at the Frontier 250, his Raceco never missing a. beat. Going into the race Ron had the Class 1 season title locked up, but he had not won a race all year. He wanted to win a race in the series, and not back into the title, and he got the job done in Nevada, With quick time of 4:37.46. Keeping up the pace, the Raceco of Bob Renz and Dick Clark stayed in second place, just over three minutes back at the flag. Mark McMillin nailed third with his SS Chenowth, another 5½ minutes down, but less than four minutes ahead of Frank Snook/Eric Arras, Raceco. Tim Kennedy was close, another five minutes back in fifth. Sixth, and the final Class 1 finisher was Tom Koch, who had miseries all day with his new Raceco, rolling it twice and suffering sundry other damage. A herd of 29 Class 10s were second in the starting order, and they ran in huge clumps and collective dust clouds all day. Starting 13th, Rob MacCachren had caught all but one Class 10 on the road by Check 2, and his Bunderson led the class after one lap by over two minutes, with fast lap for the bunch of 1 :04 .09. Running second here, Larry Bolin had his Raceco humming, and the Jack Irvine/Kit Trenholm Raceco was merely 23 seconds back, with a bunch more in the next couple of minutes. Bob Renz and Dick Clark ran second the entire second half of the race in Class 1, and they finished there in the Raceco, and were third overall. Dusty Time.s ·

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Bolin· turned up the wick and took over the lead on lap 2 by a skinny seven seconds over MacCachren, who had less than two minutes on Irvine/Tren-holm. Jim Sumners was up to fourth here with Bob Austin hot on his tailpipe, and 18 completed two laps. Bolin kept charging, and after three rounds he held the Class 10 and the overall lead in the race. MacCachren, with some woes, was holding second in class, Irvine/Trenholm were still third and Sumners fourth. But, Mike Julson had vaulted his Jimco into fifth, and it was a real race to the checkered flag. On the last lap Bolin suffered brake woes and a flat tire, and Rob MacCachren sailed past him to win Class 10 and also finish a keen fourth overall, despite a couple of unscheduled stops. Only two minutes behind on time, Jack Irvine and Kit Trenholm got their Raceco home a solid second in class, ·sixth overall, followed in one minute by the unlucky Larry Bolin. Less than five more minutes out, Jim Sumners drove alone in the two seat Raceco to fourth in class. Another three . minutes back came Mike Julson in his spiffy J imco, followed in four minutes by Marty Reider, who had Bud Harris, from Oklahoma, right on his tail. Greg and Ben Hibbs were another couple minutes back in a very crowded finish line for the Class 10s. Iri all 15 finished the four laps with plenty of time left on the clock. Class 2 was downright awesome with 36 on the line, and most of them were heavy hitters in enormous race cars. Starting first} John Kruger and Dave Leaster stayed' out front on the first lap, on time as well, doing a 1:04.18, fast lap for the class. The Chenowth of Brian Collins and Ken C~x wa~ second after60 miles with a 1:06.09, but they did not come around again. The Chenowth of Jerry Penhall and Kent Pfeiffer was in close, only ten seconds back here, and Frank Arciero, Jr. had the Toyota pickup in fourth, with a 1 :07 .03, and a whole pack were very close. The picture changed drastical-ly midway .in the race. With a second round 1 :08, Penhall/ Pfeiffer moved into the lead, holding just half a minute on the -Kruger car, but neither entry Larry Bolin plowed a little dirt on course, but he had the Raceco in the overall lead when mechanical ills dropped him to third in Class 10. went another lap. The nine day wonder Raceco pickup of Dave Kreisler and Jim Nobles was up to third here. Arciero held fourth a minute ahead of the ORE of Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin. Kreisler took over the lead after three rounds, and Arciero turned it on to move into second, only nine seconds behind. A half dozen more were within a couple of minutes of each other just to the rear. As they headed into the last_ lap, the course was blessed with a husky breeze, but it was a chill wind. It did help clear the Mark McMillin digs out of a ditch in his keen new Porsche powered Chenowth, and he carried on a/on(! to third in Class 1, eighth overall. Dave Kreisler and Jim Nobles built the Raceco pickup in nine days, and they won Class 2 by three minutes and placed a swift second overall. Dusty Times January 1986 Frank Arciero, Jr. kept his Toyota pickup in contention all day, had a few problems, but arrived a solid second in Class 2 and fifth overall. dust away, as the traffic was still fairly dense. Dave Kreisler/Jim Nobles whipped off a 1 :08 final round to hold the lead and bring the new, unpainted Raceco in to win Class 2 and place second overall, with a quick 4:39.29 total time. Only three minutes. back, Frank Arciero, with Cal Wells, Jr. riding along, brought the Toyota This is the system run by most off road race winners in second, with a clean run, more fortunate than his mate Ivan Stewart, whose Class 1 Toyota lost the engine in the first miles of the race. Moving up fast on the last two laps, Danny Letner and Henry Bergdahl drove the six cylinder Porsche powered Raceco to a keen third, only ten minutes later. Two more ~~ TRl•MIL ")BCAT • CHRO. :::: DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAjA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 {213) 234•9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 11

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Danny Leiner and Henry Bergdahl came on strong on the last two laps and they drove the Porsche powered Raceco to a good third in Class 2. Larry Job drove solo in the Valley Performance Single Seater, a rare outing for him in a limited car, and he was second in Class 1-2-1600 Scrambling over the gravel, Bob Scott kept his O.R.C. together nicety to score a fine third in the 50 car Class 1-2-1600----.. competition. ~~ minutes out Michael Giurbino and Bill Herrick were fourth in their -Raceco. Cam Thieriot and G reg Lewin ended up fifth, followed by Class 2 points leaders Corky and Scott McM illin. A swift 14 Class 2 cars finished the fast and rough and tumble course out of Sloan. The massive 50 starter C lass 1-2-1600 went off the line next in a fast moving, single cloud of dust .. First on the road at Check 2 was Mike Stokely, with Brad Inch 'right on his bumper, followed by -Larry Job, and Jack Ramsay, all in the same minute. At the end of the lap Inch was out with valve problems, and Stokely led with fast lap for the class of 1: 12.30. The Bunderson of Jack and Jerry Ramsay was second on time, a minute back. Larry Job was another minute down, and Ken Freeman followed in two more minutes. The pack had not spread out at all, with a 1600 racer coming along nearly every half minute. Stokely slowed a tad on the next lap, and Jack Ramsay took over the lead he was to keep all the way home. Points leader Rob Tolleson moved his Mirage Rob MacCachren took the Class 10 lead on the last lap, and despite some problems he won the class by two minutes and came in fourth overall. into third here, but the pack was still tight and it was anyone's game. Tolleson had big troubles on the next lap and dropped out of contention, finishing 21st. Ramsay led Stokely by a mere three minutes heading down the last lap, and Larry Job was another four minutes back in third. Brent and Tim Bell had their Bunderson two seater in fourth, another minute down, with ten more under a blanket behind them. However, neither the Bells or Stokely finished the fourth lap. Jack Ramsay kept up his fast and consistent pace, laps of 1: 13, 1:15, 1:17 and 1:18, and zoomed the Steel Engineers Bunderson in for the victory. Driving the Valley Performance single seater, Larry Job held on to second place, about eleven minutes down. Bob Scott drove his ORC from sixth to third place on the last lap, finishing a half minute NEW LOWER PRICE THE STRONGEST STUB AXLE AVAILABLE The Worlds Best Technology in 2 Alloys Each Selected for Maximum Strength. The Industries Only ACCURATE Spline. Available with Flange to Fit Your C/V. IF FITTED FOR SMALL CN NOW -YOU MAY CHANGE TO THE TURBO CN AT HALF THE COST! SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS Page 12 1649 W. COLLINS ORANGE, CALIF. 92667 (714) 997-0766 January 1986 Jack and Jerry Ramsay beat back the thundering herd in Class 1-2-1600, took the lead on the second lap and won the class in the two seat Bunderson. ahead of Bob Davidson and Kory Vasquez in a Bunderson. Another minute back came Jack Short in his SS, making it three out of the first five, including the winner, from Las Vegas. The cars arrived just a couple of minutes apart all the way down the line in this highly competitive class that had 28 of the SO starters under the checkered flag. Last in class and last overall were Jerry Pickering and Randy Bird, taking 9: 15 to do the four laps. Class 8 held a healthy array of 14 on the line, and nine of them made the finish line. First on the road at Check 2 was the Ford of John Gable and Bill Holmes, a good minute ahead of favorite Walker Evans here. But, by the end of the lap Gable led on time by just 35 seconds over Evans. Steve Kelley had his GMC back another minute or so, with BFG's Frank D eAngelo riding shotgun. Dave Shoppe was about ten minutes behind the hard charging trio, fourth in his Ford. Things tightened up consider-ably at mid distance. W i lker Evans, with Curt LeDuc riding in the Dodge, took over the lead on time by one slim second over John Gable. Kelley was comfortable in third, about eight minutes back going for the finish and the points. Another sixteen Walker Evans, with Curt LeDuc riding along in the Dodge, won Class 8 after a race long duel for position in a very close race for this class. Dave Parsons and Stan Parnell grabbed the Class 5 lead midway in the race and the team brought Larry Bi/con's Bug into the win at the flag. Dusty Times

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Only half a minute back Bob Davidson and Kory Vasquez ran hard to fourth spot in their Bunderson in the very tight dice in 1-2-1600. Steve Kelley, with Frank DeAngelo riding shotgun, had a keen day in the Class 8 GMC, placing second in class and winning the Heavy Metal Title. Greg Diehl and Mike Longley had early woes, but they came back strong with a fast last lap to move up to second place in the tight Class 5. minutes down, Shoppe was fourth midway in the race. The third lap was a bad time (or Gable with his suspension going away, and Walker Evans roared on to build an eight minute lead with 60 miles to go. Kelley now was less than two minutes behind Gable, while Shoppe dropped more time but stayed in fourth. Walker Evans kept up his swift pace, as he often does when the Dodge is feeling good. Walker won Class 8 going away, and finished 14th overall. After a brilliant first half, John Gable dropped over an hour on the final loop and dropped to fifth at the flag. This put Steve Kelley in a solid second, only 13 minutes and change behind the winning Dodge. Second place was worth more than the purse to Kelley, as with its points he edged Rod Hall by one single faint for the 1985 Heavy Meta Championship. Dusty Times Moving steadily up the charts Class 5, but only four: saw the each lap, Steve McEachern and finish line. Driving Max Razo's Randy Smay were fourth, but sleek racer, John Johnson led the their Chevrolet was in tatters, first lap, but the Gene minus all the rear body work and Norman/Mark Johnson Baja was then some. They edged Gable by only 38 seconds behind him, and just seven minutes. Jim Cocores was just another 40 A baker's dozen started out in seconds back in a very tight dice. Johnson turned fast lap for the class, a 1:08.51 on lap 2 for a good lead of nearly nine minutes over Norman/Johnson. But the Razo Bug was seen no more, reportedly out with a crash on the third lap. Midway Dave Parsons had the Larry's VW Bug up to third, just over a minute behind second place, and Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen were now fourth. After three rounds Dave Parsons took over the lead and Vinje/Hansen were second, about 17 Class 7 put on quite a show at the Frontier 250, and at the flag it was'the Nissan of Sherman Balch who won the unusually tight contest. Ted Armstrong and Allen Watson led every lap in their Class 9 Funco, finishing strong in this larger than usual and closer than normal dice. "YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. TAKE IT FROM ME . . . Ivan ''IRONMAN'' Stewart THIS IS AS MUCH FUN AS THE REAL THING." ER/K/DN /NDVSTRIES INC ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES, INC. 326 W. KATELL.A AVE., SUITE 4-H ORANGE, CALIFORNIA 92667 (714) 538°5878 YES! D Send me __ copy of the new and exciting "MINT 400 OFF-ROAD GAME" for $24.95 (Plus $2.50 each shipping & handling). My check or money order for $ ____ enclosed. VISA □ MASTERCARD□ Card# _______________ _ Expiration date: ____________ Signature: _ _____ _ ____ _ Name _______________________________ _ Address __________________ _ ___________ _ City. ______________ State. ____ ______ Zip. ____ _ (California residents add 60/o tax) Please af/ow 3 weeks for delivery. January 1986 Page 13

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In the swan song for the Arcadia Nissan, Spence Low and Paul DeLang led all four taps in Class 7S, reported no trouble and won handily. Mike and Roy Taylor won the closest battle oft he race, taking top spot in Class 5-1600 by a skinny twelve seconds at the checkered flag: Jerry Daugherty and Mark Mustard came from Colorado to claim the victory in Class 14, driving the essentially short cou rse style Chevrolet Blazer. FLASH! FLASH! Tolleson WINS Class at the Famous Baja 1000 Race and nails the SCORE/HDRA Overall Points Championship. · Rod Hall and Jim Fricker have won every desert race this year in the Class 4 Dodge, and they had to work for the victory at the Frontier 250. ~~ minutes back. Pete Sohren was only five minutes down. The four left running were too close to call, and the last lap shifted most positions. Stan Parnell took over from Parsons and maintained the lead, winning Class 5 in 5:20.26. Greg Diehl/Mike Longley put on a banzai 1: 16 last lap to slide into second place, besting· Vinje/ Hansen by over four minutes. Pete Sohren slowed on the last round, dropped to fourth, but.he was only seven odd minutes out of the hunt for third. There were six in Class 7, but two of them failed · on the first lap. The other four were in tight formation at Check 2. Roger Mears, Nissan, led Manny Esquerra, Ford, by seconds, while Sherman Balch and Mario Alesi had their N issans almost side by side, less than a minute !Sack. After the first round, Mears had fast lap of 1:13.13, , Balch was three minutes back, followed in six minutes by Alesi. Esquerra froze an axle bearing and barely completed orie lap. Mears had big trouble on lap 2, drive.Jirie. and trans in combo, and he'• was· done for the day. Balch apd Alesi turned near the course deteriorated. But, Sherman Balch held the lead through the last laps to win handily, his first desert victory in the Nissan. Alesi had more problems, but Mario finished second, about 40 minutes later. Class 9 fielded an entry of nine, symbolic perhaps, as interest in 1200cc racing seems to be building again. This was one of the few classes where the winner led all four laps. The team of Ted Armstrong and Allen Watson put the Funco SS II out front on lap 1 with fast lap for the class, 1:23.24, a little extra money as the Frontier paid $100 per class for the fast lap. _Defending champion Jim Dizney ''Was-under"l \~o minb'tes behind after one round, and nobody else was really close here. Arm-strong/Watson did 1 :24 on the second lap to hold a slight lead of three minutes over Dizney midway in the bash. Running third now were Jeff Watson/ Butch Darling in a Hi Jumper, and Dave and Bryant Wood were fourth. Seven of the nine were still running. The battle raged over the third lap for the lead, and Armstrong/ W atsori now had over four minutes in hand on Dizney, who was going solo in his Chenowth. But, Dizney had problems on the last lap, and the winners did not. Ted Armstrong · and Allen Watson won the tough race in 5:49.34. Dave and Bryant Wood climbed into second place, about 21 minutes behind. Allen's brother Jeff Watson and Butch Darling were only two more seconds back in third, and Jim Dizney nailed fourth another 24 Seconds back in a really tight finish behind the winners. Another baker's dozen in Class 7S hit the dirt, . and this started out to be a close battle, but some stormers faltered and only five finished. At Check 2 Chuck Johnson/Mike Poppie had their Ranger out front on the trail, but they had valve and head gasket failure ~~ · · "'identic~[lap times, and Balch led midway by about four minutes. Alesi had down time on the next round, and Balch slowed a bitas Chuck Guy and Rhonda Walsh won a close one in the Challenge Class, ,th'eir T-Mag taking the victory fJY just 48 seconds ~fter four hard taps. · u: WE BUILD THEM ... W.E RACE THEM! RACER'S SPECIAL IRS BUS RACING TRANSAXLE $195.00 (ANYWHERE ELSE YOU PAY $300 OR MORE!) COMPLETE TEARDOWN, CLEANING, INSPECTION, MAGNEFLU.)(ING, & ASSEMBLY! THERE'S NO NEED TO PAY MORE! TRANNYS ARE ALL WE DO, SO WE'VE· GOT TO DO THEM RIGHT! Page 14 (Over 15 years of building and racing experience!) OUR SERVICE IS UNEQUALED, OUR RAT~S UNBEATABLE 2022 First Street, San Fernando, CA 91340 (818) 361-3033 January 1986 Troubles stowed Mario Alesi in the late stages of the Class 7 wars, but he got rolling again to take second place in the Nissan. Dusty Times

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WALKER EVANS IN HI$ BIG DODGE RAM WINS CLASS 8. One lap in the Fifth Annual Frontier 250 might have been tough enough for any driver, truck or tire. But to win the final HORA/SCORE event for 1985, . these drivers had to endure four laps. Nearly 250 miles of some of the toughest stretches bf the South Nevada desert. And with a near record field of 272 vehicles chewing up 'the course, the terrain was not overly kind to anyone. So once again, winning became a question of which driver, which truck and which tire was the toughest. In Class 8, it was Walker Evans, his Dodge, and Goodyear Wrangler radials. In Class 7-S, it was Spencer Low, his Nissan, and Goodyear Wrangler radials. In Class 7-4x4, it was Curtis Christensen, his Toyota, and Goodyear Wrangler radials. In fact, the majority of this year's races in Class 8, Class 7 and Class 7-S were won on Goodyear Wrangler radials-the very same tires you can buy for your truck. So to Walker, Spencer, Curtis and all of this year's winning Goodyear drivers, thanks for helping us prove GLER PA AT CLASS 7-S CHAMPION, SPENCER LOW TAKES . ANOTHER VICTORY IN HIS STOCK NISSAN. CURTIS CHRISTENSEN WINS THE . CLASS 7-4x4 CROWN IN HIS TOYOTA. how Goodyear Wrangler radials are engineered to take on the toughest terrain, the toughest conditions. And congratulations on a great year of racing. WRANGLER RADIAL. WE RACE THE TIRES YOU BUY. GOOD;J'iEAR

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Dave and Bryant Wood drove their two seater with one up in · Class 9, moved in to second place on the last lap and finished second by just two seconds. Jeff Watson and Butch Darling stayed close to the leader all day Mike Falkosky stayed in tight in the 7S battle, kept the Toyota in in the Class 9 Hi Jumper,. finishing just 24 seconds ahead for good shape all day and scored a great second in the competitive third spot. class. • Willie Valdez continues to have pesky troubles with his Ford Ranger, but Valdez kept trucking on to place third in_ Class 7S. Ed and Jody Martensen kept a steady pace in the Jeep Honcho, kept it tidy, and ended up taking a fine second in Class 4 in the new rig. Mike Lesle started out with fast lap in Class 5-1600, led the first three laps by inches and lost a heartbreaker, taking a close second. Coming all the way from New England to win the Long Haul Award, Jerry . About to be passed by a buggy, Tom Peltier and Dave Mendrin kept things Bundy and Joe Janis also won Class 3 in the spiffy 6 cylinder Jeep CJ 8. together and won the duel of Jeep.Cherokees in the lonely Class 12. ~~ before completing the lap. Spence Low and Paul Delang had the Nissan humming to the fast lap for the class, 1:21.53. Willie Valdez, Ford, was second, about five minutes later, followed closely by Brent Smith in another Ford and Mike Falkosky in his Toyota. On the second lap Falkosky turned a near identical lap to Low and moved in behind the leading Nissan, while Valdez dropped to third. Eight made it this far, and. Spencer Low con ti., ·1ed to lead over three laps. Mi ~-~ Falkosky stayed in second, se\' · ·al minutes back, and the race \\ ·.; on to the flag. Smith was out at this point. Coming home in the daylight, Spencer Low won th,~ race; he had already cinched the points title and the Mini Metal title, and this was frosting· on the cake. Falkosky slowed a bit on the final • round, but he held a strong second, about 15 minutes off the winning pace. Willie Valdez was third, about 35 minutes more in arrears, and J 9hn Cabe and Tom Ebberts held fourth for the last two laps in their Toyota. Peter Alesi, Jr. and Max Norris kept · their Ford together to take fifth, and Paul and Dave Simon were sixth in anotner Ranger. Class 4 held some drama at this race. Rod Hall was not only going for the win, but he was trying to gain enough points to nab another Heavy Metal Championship. As expected Hall's Dodge led the first lap, but only by 3½ minutes over John Randall, whose Jeep Honcho is headed for retirement. The V em Roberts/ Bill Donahoe Jeep was only a minute behind in second after one lap, and Jim Bell was another minute back in third. On the second round Randall got going hard to set fast lap for the class, 1:17.51. Midway Randall led the Class 4 bash by 18 seconds over Hall. Both Bell and Roberts slowed, and neither Jeep finished. John Randall lost nearly an hour on lap 3, and retired after that round. Rodney Hall and Jim Fricker kept up their strong pace to win -Class 4 by over half an hour, the team being undefeated on the desert this year. But the Class 4 champion lost the bid . for another Heavy Metal title by one. point. Second at the flag were Ed and Jody Martensen in their . Arizona based Jeep Honcho'. and they had 22 minutes in hand over John Dyck and Al Baker in another Arizona Jeep. Shane and V .L. Hutchings were another 18 minutes back, followed by•.Tim and Chris Casey in a brand new Ford pickup they had up to second place after three laps, but they had trouble on the final circuit. . A full complement of.5-1600s . numbered 18 off the start. They ran in a virtual traffic jam to Checkpoint 2, where three arrived nose to tail, led by Mike and Roy Taylor, then Mike Goodbody, and Mike Lesle, in the battle of the Mikes. Allen and Darryl Cook were a minute back, returning to Bug racing after a long hiatus. With one tough lap done, Mike Lesle had the hot time and the lead with a 1 :26.03. Mike Goodbody was only 22 seconds behind, and the Cooks, another minute back, had the Taylors just seconds behind them. It was a visual dogfight for the limited Bugs. . At half distance Lesle clung to the lead by just over a minute from the Taylors, as Goodbody dropped back several minutes. The Circus Circus Bug of Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez was in third now, another minute back. The team of Dave Massingham and Doug Smith were another minute down, Goodbody was fifth and eleven 5-1600s were still in motion. On lap 3 Lesle increased his lead to nearly, nine minutes over tHe41liiylors, and the others held position, still close together. There was a major change· on the final lap as Lesle lost over 15 minutes. The Taylors kept moving steadily to take the lead and win the class in the closest battle of the entire race. Mike and Roy Taylor finished just 12 seconds quicker than Mike Lesle, who did retain his series points lead. Shaw/Cortez had a last lap disaster that dropped them to sixth at the flag, and Dave Massingham/Doug Smith zipped into third, about eight minutes back. Allan and Darryl Cook came back from down time on the second lap to take fourth, another three minutes back, but ten minutes ahead of Greg Tuttle/David Jackson, and Mike Goodbody ended up seventh with a very long last lap. In all, nine of the Bugs finished the race. There were a pair of entries in Class 14, both from Colorado. Steve Mizel's ~~ Dave Massingham and Doug Smith were in the thick of the 5-1600 wars, and even with the battle scars they arrived third in the tough contest. · In close contention all the way, the Hi-Jumper of Richard Johnson and Ga,y Watson were second in Challenge Class, less than a minute out of it. Paul Hamilton Ill and an unknown crew drove the two seat Chenowth to a fine third place in the 14 car field in the Challenge Class. Page 16 January 1986 Dusty Times

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Driving the oldest 4x4 racer in the event, Matt Pike and Burt All alone again in Class 6 B, Larry Schwacofer nonetheless Mccready kept the elderly Ford Bronco in one piece and covered all four laps in the '55 Chevrolet sedan to earn his finished second in Class 3. victory trophy. Fred Wright and Chris Chocek, were close all the way, led the third lap, but had to settle for second place in the Toyota battle in, Class 7 4x4. Jim Sumners drove alone in the two seat Raceco, stayed with the program all day, and finis_hed a good fourth in Class 10, ninth overall. WW Bronco dropped a~ hour on the first lap, came back hard on the second, but never went any farther. Out front for the three laps covered was the winged Chevy Blazer of Jerry Daugherty with Mark Mustard co-driving. Daugherty · got the victory and Mize! got the fast lap money with a 1:30.16. Gaining strength late this year, the Challenge Class held 14 swing axle cars who would have a tough time on the course that was already rough for their first lap. -Five retired before completing a lap. Leading after one loop, and all the way, was Chuck Guy, who got the fast lap money at 1 :34 .31, with Rhonda Walsh co-driving the T~Mag. Russ Winkler was a close second, merely seven seconds behind as the class ran in a giant dust cloud. In third here was the Hi Jumper of Richard Johnson, with the third Watson brother, Gary, co-driving, and they were about two more minutes back. Just a few more minutes down was the team of Carl Cabaniss/Kent Lothringer, and these cars were having a keen race. . Midway Chuck Guy extended his lead over Russ Winkler to six ' minutes. Johnson/Watson were another four minutes out followed in three minutes by Curtis Christensen and Jon Lee only led two laps in the Class 7 4x4 Toyota, the first round and the final round, when ii counted for the victory. DON STRONG'S Der Transaxle Shop VW TRANSAXLES STOCK • SAND• OFF-ROAD WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTOR FOR CROWN MANUFACTURING CO. SPECIAL ALUMINUM SIDE PLATE '.$45.00 2023 S. Susan --~ Sant[7~~i854~~~~8~2704 -~~ Page 18 Cabaniss/Lothringer. Seven were still running. · The third lap saw Guy lose ten minutes, but he held the lead on time by a single minute over Johnson/Watson, as the others all had on course trouble as well. Chuck Guy and Rhonda Walsh were back on pace on the final lap to win the close contest in the Challenge Class.· Richard Johnson and Gary Watson_ stayed very close, taking second only 49 seconds in arrears. P~I Hamilton kept · a steady pace going to place third, nearly an hour back. More than another hour back came Edward Robinson/Rod Everett who were only four minutes ahead of Carl Cabaniss and Kent' Lothringer, who had a lousy second.half. Class 3 appeared with a neat dozen starters, but three were out on the first lap, including Gale Pike in his brand new Dodge Ramcharger. Gene and Kirby Hightower . had their points leading Jeep CJ 7 out front on the first-go. But, orily three minutes back lurked the CJ 8 of Don Coffland and Buck Griffin, with only 12 seconds in hand over Mike Povey/Corky Carr in a Ford Bronco. Midway the Hightowers had a strong lead, and both Coffland and Povey had troubles; both completed only three_ laps. Moving into second here, abou~ half an hour behind, was Jerry Buntly and Joe Janis, the New Englanders out for their winter desert race in Bundy's six cylinder Jeep CJ 8. Matt Pike and Burt McCready were just nine minutes further out in the ancient '73, much raced Ford Bronco. The order held through the third lap with the Hightowers increasing their lead, but they failed to cover the final round in the usually strong running Jeep. The surprise winner with a happy crew was Jerry Bundy, whose crew came west to escape winter and won the race too. It is no doubt the first time in a decade that a six cylinder powered rig January 1986 has won in Class 3 in the desert. nine minutes behind. Eric Heiden and Pete Calaci slid into . third, over an hour and a half back, and they were the final Matt Pike and Burt McCready kept Gale's old Bronco storming for a close second place, only HORA FRONTIER 250 December 7, 1985 - Official Results POS. POS. CAR# ORIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME 0/A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. -1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 1. 2. 1. CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -17 START - 6 FINISH 112 Ron Brant (solo) Raceco 4:37.46 105 Bob Renz /Dick Clark 4:41.08 114 Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth 4:46.42 108 Frank Snook/Eric Arras Race co 4:50.20 111 Tim Kennedy (solo) Race co 4:55. 55 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -36 START -14 FINISH 236 David Kreisler/ Jim Nobles Raceco PU 4:39.29 206 "Frank Arciero, Jr. /Cal Wells. Jr. Toyota PU 4:41.50 232 Danny Leiner /Henry Bergdahl R.aceco 4:51.44 209 Michael Giurbino /Bill Herrick Raceco ' 4:53.40 219 Cam Thieriot/Greg Lewin O.R.E. Warrior 4:58.12 CLASS 1-2-1600•-1600cc RESTRICTED -50 START -28 FINISH 1208 Jack & Jerry Ramsay Bunderson 5:04.32 1203 Larry Job (solo) Valley Performance 5:16.00 1220 Boli Scott (solo) ORC 5:29.37 1216 Bob Davidson/Kory Vasquez Bunderson 5:30.00 1298 Jack Short (solo) Ainge SS 5:31.08 CLASS 3 -SHORT WB 4X4 -12 START - 3 FINISH 304 Richard Bundy/ Joe Janis Jeep CJ-8 7:20. 27 349 Matt Pike /Burt Mccready Ford Bronco 7:29.42 300 Eric Heiden /Pete Calaci Jeep CJ-8 8:52.21 310 Gene &·Kirby Hightower Jeep CJ-7 4:55. 54 CLASS 4-LONG WB 4X4 -13 START - 6 FINISH 405 Rodney Hall/ Jim Fricker Dodge PU 5:39.08 404 Ed & Jody Martensen Jeep Honcho 6:14.45 400 John Dyck/Al Baker Jeep J-10 6:36.55 4JO Shane Hutchings/V.L. Hutchings Jeep J-10 6:54.25 403 Tim & Chris Casey Ford PU 7:29.38 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -13 START - 4 FINISH 500 Stan Parnell /Dave Parsons Baja Bug 5:20.26 509 Greg Diehl /Mike Longley Baja Bug 5:31.30 549 Malcolm Vinje /Mark Hansen Baja Bug 5:35. 05 507 Pete Sohren (solo) Baja Bug 5:42.57 548 Max Razo/ John Johnson Baja Bug 2:20.33 CLASS 5-1600-1600cc BAJA BUG -18 START - 9 FINISH 522 Mike & Roy Taylor Ba'ja Bug 6:19.21 560 Mike Lesle Baja Bug 6:19.33 557 Dave Massingham/Doug Smith Baja Bug 6:27.19 561 Alan & Darryl Cook Baja Bug 6:38.11 553 Greg Tuttle/David Jackson Baja Bug 6:41.23 CLASS 68 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - 1 START - 1 FINISH 640 Larry Schwacofer /Rudy Hribar · 55 Chevrolet 8:20.45 CLASS 6A -SMALL BORE PRODUCTION SEDAN - 1 START -,- 0 Ft~tSH 600 Danny Clay /Cliff Scottschalk Toyota Celica,'ST _ L N1 ~ CLASS 7 -MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 6 START - 2 FINISH 703 Sherman Balch Nissan 5:42.21 719 Mario Alesi/ Jim Cox Nissan ' 6:22.12 701 Boger Mears /Brent Foes Nissan 5:23.45 CLASS 7S -STOCK 2WD MINI PICKUP-13 START - 5 FINISH 724 Spencer Low /Paul Delang Nissan 5:55.03 725 Mike & Pat Falkosky Toyota 6:11.34 730 Willie Valdez/Joe Alvarado Ford Ranger 6:37.46 728 John Cabe/Tom Ebberts Toyota 7:01.30 722 Peter Alesi, Jr. /Max Norris Ford Ranger 8:26.50 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI PICKUP 4X4 - 7 START - 2 FINISH 755 Curtis Christensen/ Jon Lee -Toyota 8:15.41 752 Fred Wright/Chris Chocek Toyota 8:22.50 754 Joe Opre /David Opre Nissan 9:39.4'9 CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -14 START -9 FINISH 804 Walker Evans /Curt LeDuc Dodge 4:54.38 809 Steve Kelley/ Jon Nelson GMC 5:08.02 802 Dave Shoppe/ Jeff Yocum Ford 5:37.41 806 Steve McEachren/Randy Smay Chevrolet 6:30. 24 800 John Gable /Bill Holmes Ford 6:37.46 CLASS 9 -1200cc SINGLE SEAT - 9 START - 5 FINISH 906 Ted Armstrong/Allen Watson Funco 5:49.34 919 Dave & B.ryant Wood 6:10.30 904 Jeff Watson/Butch Darling Hi Jumper 6:10.32 918 Jim Dizney (solo) Chenowth 6:10.56 905 Bob Frei day/ James Gross Fun co 8:11.46 CLASS CHALLENGE -RESTRICTED BUGGY -14 START - 5 FINISH 922 931 920 928 939 1012 1007 1098 1019 1021 1196 1199 350 351 406 Chuck Guy /Rhonda Walsh T-Mag 6:37.58 Richard Johnson /Gary Watson Hi Jumper 6:38.46 Paul Hamilton Ill Chenowth 7 31.08 Edward Robinson /Rod Everett T-Mag 8:42. 02 Carl Cabaniss /Kent Lothringer Lothringer 8:46. 53 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650cc -29 START -15 FINISH Rob MacCachren !solo) Bunderson 4:41.44 Jack Irvine/Kit Trenholm Race co 4:43.49 Larry Bolin /Mark Broneau. Race co 4:44.51 Jim Sumners (solo) Race co 4:49.32 Mike Julson (solo) Jimco 4:52. 59 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 2 START - 1 FINISH Ramon Castro /Paulin Magana vw 8:41.52 Andy Diaz/Charlie Woodard vw 2:02.31 CLASS 12 -4X4 SPORT WAGON - 2 START - 1 FINISH Tom Peltier /Dave Mendrin Jeep Cherokee 9:13.27 Jason Myers /Don Adams Jeep· Cherokee NIT CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4X4 - 2 START - 0 FINISH Jerry Daugherty /Mark Mustard Chevy Blazer 7:27.13 Starters -259 Finishers -116 Percent of finishers -44. 8 Race Distance -60 miles the lap - 4 laps -Time Allowance - 10 hours· Fast Time Overall -Ron Brant - Class 1 Raceco -4:37.46 Fast Lap of the Day -Larry Noel -Class 1 Chaparral - 1 :02.35. 1 3 8 10 15 2 5 11 13 18 21 27 34 35 36 94 97 114 (3 laps) · 42 68 77 87 96 31 37 40 44 (2 laps) 70 71 74 81 84 105 ,. ,. ,"j 43 72 (2 laps) 52 67 78 89 107 104 106 (3 laps) 14 24 41 76 79. 47 64 65 66 102 80 82 98 110 111 4 6 7 9 12 109 (1 lap) 115 (3 laps) Dusty Times

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Jack Short was part of the massive 1-2-1600 train all during the_ It hasn't been a good second half of the season for Dave Shoppe, race, and he eventually finished fifth, just one minute behind but he kept moving to push the Ford into a fine third in Class 8. fourth place. After early troubles, Mike Julson came back running hard in the Former trucker Mike Giurbino and Bill Herrick had a good day in Jimco, moved up the ranks quickly, and finished fifth in the Class the Class 2 Raceco, finishing only two minutes out in fourth 10 struggle. - place. Class 3 finishers. Last off the line were the pair There were single entries in of brave Beetles in Class 11. both Class 6 categories. In the Right out of the chute the Andy small bore class Danny Clay and Diaz/Charlie Woodward VW Cliff Sottschalk did not get far had some troubles,· and they into the first lap in their Toyota retired after one lap. Leading all Celica ST. Covering all four laps, the way and doing all four laps in Larry Schwacofer won another good time were Ramon Castro 6B title in the green '55 Chevy and Paulin Magana from sedan, doing the course in Ensenada, Baja California. This 8:20.45. trip to Nevada the M_exican team It Willi, thf usual pair of Jc:~ep had no frouble finding the start Cherol<'e'~s. i'n Class 12, but this line, turned a swift 1:52 on the race the results were reversed. first. lap, and kept buggin' on The Jason Myers/Don Adams down the trail to finish with rig blew an engine in the first ten 8:41.52 total time. watching the heavy traffic. At Check 2 the racers behaved well, lining up for their chits when more than four arrived in a bunch, and none tried to pass in or charge through the check-point. John Cabe and Tom Ebberts had some good luck this round, and the neat looking Toyota carried them to fourth in the Class 7 S contest. Cam Thierot and Greg Lewin were in the Ciass 2 action all the way, and at the flag they were fifth in the ORE refurbished Funco Warrior. The huge entry, the lack of on course problems, the computer scoring, all came together for a very successful event. The first year of the combined HORA/ SCORE .desert series finished with a resounding tfrµmph at the Frontier 250. The racers will get their series rewards at the gala awards party January 11 in Anaheim, and right now the prospects for an even greater season in 1986 look terrific! The survivor of the two Class 11s that started, Ramon Castro had his Beetle working well, and he did all tour laps in excellent time. miles. Tom Peltier and Dave In all 116 of the 259 finished Mendrin covered all four laps in the four laps within the ten hour their silver Jeep to gain an honest time allowance, a 44.8 percent victory in Class 12. ratio, higher than many expected Class 7 4 x 4 started seven and ------------------------------------------------------they all covered the first lap. Curtis Christensen and Jon Lee led the group on lap 1 by just six minutes, nailing fast lap money in their Toyota as well. Close in second was the Nissan of Joe and David Opre, with about six minutes in hand over Russ and Luke Jones in a Ford Ranger. Fred Wright and Chris Chocek, · Toyota, were only a minute and a half behind them. Midway a couple rigs had vanished, and others were hurting, including the Jones Ford. The Opre Nissa:n had the lead by seven minutes over Wright and Chocek, and Christensen/Lee were another two minutes back in the first really close dice this class has had. The Opre's had a 5½ hour third lap and retired in third spot with just 20 minutes left on the time allowance. Wright/Chocek had the lead by less than three minutes heading into the final round over Christensen/Lee, and the competition was keen between the two T oyotas. Curtis Christensen and Jon Lee picked up about ten minutes on the final lap, and that was the ball game. They won the hard fought battle by just seven minutes. Fred Wright and Chris Chocek settled for second place this time. Dusty Times (818) 442-1788 SMITTYBILT INC. 2124 N. Lee, Dept. DT, South El Monte, CA 91733 January 1986 Page 19

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Ingram Sews Up Class 1 Championship at A.O.R.R.A. Skoal Short Course Classic By Daryl D. Drake Photos: 3-D Photography Don Kalt, #1030, had a good race going with Jon Brockett, until his throttle stuck wide open, forcing him to finish-On the kt/I switch. . William (Doc). Ingram clinched the Pro Class 1 Unlimited title in the American Off Road Racing Association's Western States Off Road Championship Series with a third place finish at the Skoal Short Course Classic, October 26th, 1985. Doc's had lots of troubles, but has managed to finish at the first eight races in the nine race series, earning a points lead that can't be challenged. He'd like to thank i-~~~~~ t..., ·~~ .... '{ ..... ,: SPINDLE-LINK COMBO These are super heavy duty spindle-link combo's that replace modified stock parts. They are designed for rac ing. Everything is a complete interchange except they require ball joint back plates for brake drum set up. The tie r0d end hbles are reamed Ford. The kit includes left and right assemblies with bearings and seals.-Now avai ~able with extra large tie rod ends. the sponsors of his · Chaparral-Skoal, Rough Country, Fly-N-Hi, Trick Fuel, Super Boot, Mickey Thompson Tires, Carr Brakes and Lee Leighton Engines as well as car builder Rob Moutinho - for all their support during the season. · Racing fans turned out in good numbers, filling the grandstand to see another evening of motorcycle, A TV and off road race car action at the Tucson International Raceway. Once WIDE FRONT ENDS This 1s our 4-shock front beam with our front torsion adjuster. It comes with or without the adjuster. The 4-shock front beam is chromoly steel. .156 wall thickness tubing with shock towers for longe_r shocks, nyton bushings, etc. The 4-shock beam can be run with single or dual shocks. You can use. stock trailing arms, sleeved trailing arms or Wright Tratling Arms. With Wright Trail ing Arms you have 10½"" travel, as compared with ?J/4 travel with stock arms. Comes with or without adjuster. I . ,_tl,QO@IDf. , .• .. - . 1_r~~!~,!~g~r~s~e~!!!m4130chromolysteel and then heat-treated. Th ey are 1 ¼" longer than stock arms. Stock arms have 7¾'" travel, w hile our arms have 10½", which allows 112·· from bottoming the shock. No modifying of any other parts is needed to install these arms. They are designed for our four shock front end can can be run with single or dual shocks , RACK & PINION STEERING Our Rack and Pinion is specially designed for racing. It is made of 356-T6 heat treated a"luminum. It is available in three ratios: 1-112, 1-118 and 1 to 1 turns, lock to lock. The steel plate backs up the thrust of the gears to decrease wear , The unique feature of the rack is that you can use full length tie rods which eliminate the bump steer again, the ·two moto format was used, with the second being the tie-breaker. Starts were "River-side" style, with all the racers starting abreast, funneling down to a chute barely two cars wide. While there was a good turnout of bikes and A TVs, the; car entries were down, with many regulars still broken from the previous week's "Penasco 1 SO", or were in Mexico pre-running Baja. Sportsman and Beginner racers hit the track first with eight starters, including another exhibition show by Mike Doherty in his Class 8 Chevy. Les Black of Black's Dynamic Engines was all alone in Sportsman Class 1 Unlimited. He was at the wheel -of Don Jon Brockett won the second Pro moto overall in his 1-1600, and he also won the 1600 class overall and the cash for the night's effort. After a couple of red flags, the second Pro moto was still busy. Course work~rs try to separate Doc Ingram's Chaparral and Jerry Foley, #99. Kolt's Chenowth and grabbed the holeshot, never looked back and led throughout. Behind Black, Mike Williams, Tony Capanear and Jim Florence ( in his first race) battled it out in Sportsman Class 2-1600. Williams' and Capanear's cars are a pretty even match, but Williams stayed out front. Then _ on the fourth lap of ten, Capanear broke a tie rod and went· out. Florence then picked up an easy second place finish. Meanwhile, Doherty was · really sailing his Chevy over the grandstand jumps. The crowd sure loved his thundering stampede. Brad Campbell_ was all alone in Sportsman Class 1-1600, but still lost when he had axle trouble and went out. Also alone in class was Jerry Kapp. He easy and picked up the Sportsman Class 2 Unlimited win after DNFing at the last Phoenix race. The only Beginner this time was Baja Bug pilot Art Roper; he ran a fun race finishing ahead of Kapp. For the Pro's first moto eight cars lined up, four in Pro Class 1 Unlimited, three fn Pro Class·i-1600 and one irr Pr8 Cla~s' 2 ' Unlimited. A big pile up off the start resulted in the race being red flagged and the racers lined tip again. This time Don Kolt (Clas~ 1 Unlimited) got out first and led ,vire_ to wire for ten laps. Behind him on the first lap came Joe Leyva (1-Unltd.), Jon Brockett (1-1600), Doc Ingram (1-Unltd.), Dale Fowler ( 1-1600), Mike Sally (1-1600),Jerry Foley (1-Unltd.) in his first Pro short 9420 Flinn Springs Lane El Cajon, Calif. ~2021 (619) 561-4810 William "Doc" Ingram finished well all through the series, and he clinched the Class 1 Pro Unlimited Championship at the Tucson bash. Page 20 January 1986 ,Dusty Times

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cours@,. and John Hite ~cock (2, Unltd.). By the sixth lap, Kalt had lapped the field, Fowler had faded with tranny troubles, and Doc decided to make sure he finished; slowing to run behind · Foley. Hitchcock stayed away from the jumps too. Behind Kalt at the finish, it was Leyva, Brockett, Sally, Foley, Ingram, Fowler and Hitchcock. The fans really got a show in the second Sportsman moto, and so did I, co-driving with Mike Williams. I was a little apprehensive as we pulled up to the starting line, but once the flag dropped I thought "go for it"! Les Black got out first again in the Unlimited· Chenowth, and my grinning face got a mouthful of mud (I'll have to wear a full coverage helmet next time). We were second ahead of Capanea:r, Kapp, Doherty and Roper. Williams is always berating his old Sandhawk, but it took the jumps better than I expected as Williams' fine driving kept us close to Black. By the fourth lap Capanear had dropped to last place, and as Black caught him he caused Black to try the high line around, and Williams ducked inside for the lead. It was short-lived however. Black powered past us again through the whoops. Meanwhile, Doherty got up on two wheels, tried to save it, then put, the truck on its side when it hit a berm. Black got hung up behind him just long enough for us to regain the lead .. On the ninth lap, Black tried to take us on the inside of a tight infield turn. I tried to read the serial number on his left front <;::e~r,erlipt;,..but it was too close. G1ao'. i:o bec,i~. a strong-framed desert car; I hung on as Black pushed us off the course into some deep mud. Williams was unrattled by this and headed back onto the course while Black flailed °for a moment, then rejoined the chase. But Williams kept us out front for the final lap, giving us the Sportsman Overall for the evening. Kapp was third behind Black with Roper fourth. Capanear had broken a spindle and gone out. It sure was fun giving the thumbs up sign to the crowd as we took the checkered in my first short course race. All eight Pro's made it back for their second moto. Ingram grabbed the holeshot this time, but another jam up in the first turn resulted in a restart. In fact, it took three more restarts before the race got underway, and unfortunately for Ingram, he found himself stopped with Jerry Foley's car all over him. Track workers soon had them separated, with Foley retiring with a broken spindle arm. Doc rejoined the fray, but with a nerf bar jammed into his left rear tire. Meanwhile, out front it was Brockett, Kalt, and Leyva fighting it out. Brockett was having his best race of the series, and though Kalt would get out front on the straights, Brockett kept ducking inside on the turns. Then halfway through the. sixth lap, Kolt's throttle stuck and he was reduced to driving with the kill switch. Mike Sally then came charging up, catching Dusty Times John Hitchcock picked up an easy Pro Class 2 win for the night in his good running A-1 VW Repair Woods Vulcan, the only Class 2 at Tucson. The only truck racing this series, Mike Doherty put on a great show for the fans, and even put the Chevy on its side in the second moto. Leyva and· Kalt. to move into second. But it was Brockett's night, and he stayed out front 'ti! the checkered. Finishing behind him were Sally, Leyva, Kalt, Hitchcock, Fowler and Ingram · ( who had to take it easy because of the nerf bar / tire trouble and only I had to finish to win the championship). · I talked with most of the racers as we waited for the night's tally. All said that A.O.R.R.A. had laid out its best track to date. Joe Leyva had fun, saying "I'm the granddaddy of 'em all out here, I'm 53, had open heart surgery, and I can still wheel and deal." Mike Williams said, "Hope I can do as good next year. Going to have to park it for awhile and go all over it." And Jon Brockett commented, "Nice to finish after breaking in every race for a year and a half.' Even nicer to finish first. I'd like to thank David Kreisler at Raceco for building a Mike Wil(iams won both heats in Sportsman 2-1600, and won the second heat overall, nailing down the class championship in the AORRA series. Les Black drove Don Kolt's Chenowth to a wire to wire overall win in the first Sportsman heat, and his second in the next moto gave him _the Class 1 victory. tranny that didn't break." In the Sportsman division it Official results showed Don was Mike Williams in Class 2-' Kolt's Black's Dynamic Engines 1600 for the series class Chenowth taking Pro Class 1 championship, Les Blac!< in Class Unltd. for $450, with Leyva 1 Unltd. and Jerry Kapp in Class getting $250 for second and 2 Un ltd., with Art Roper earning Ingram third. Jon Brockett and · the Beginner trophy for his first his Brockett Electric machine race. earned $450 for his Pro Class 1-Points. champions in Sports-1600 win, \Vith Sally second and man Classes 1-1600, 2 and Fowler third. And John Budget Sportsman and Pro Hitchcock's A-1 VW Repair Classes 1-1600, 2 and 5 will be Woods Vulcan picked up $150 decided at the series' finale, for its Pro Class 2 finish. November 24th in Phoenix. MAKE YOUR FAVORITE RACER HAPPY With New Safety Equipment From FILLER , Nomex Driving Suit $179.00 ~ e . ;., Filler Safety is now offering all seat belts and harnesses with blue webbing. Complete with mounting hardware. $115.00 \lLE ~-. == MasterCard VISA "-YJ SIMPLE TO ORDER -PHONE OR MAIL ORDER USING VISA, 9017 SAN FERNANDO ROAD PRODUCTS, INC. MASTERCHARGE OR WE DO SHIP SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 C.O.D. No personal checks please. PH. (818) 768-7770 January 1986 Our best race bag. Made of heavy supported vinyl and quilted to nylon backed foam lining. 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Octoberfest Closes the Midwestern Racing Season By Brenda A. Parker Photos: Gil Parker Richard Nadon, leading, and Bob Joseph mix it up in 1-2-1600 action with Nadon coming out on top, third in the heat. The Octoberfest, which is held at Bingeman Park in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, is the last race of the season for midwesterri drivers. Traditionally it has become not only a rivalry between the Americans and Canadians, but also a rivalry between the English and French spe-aking Canadians. This race is held in conjunction with the Octoberfest in mid-October and the weather has ranged from warm enough for shorts and shirt sleeves to rain and snow. We left Kalamazoo in the rain on Friday night not knowing if we would even unload the car when we arrived. It rained all night and most of Saturday morning but, by the time we arrived the skys had cleared and they were ' already grooming the track. They scraped as rr,uch of the mud and soup off as they could and widened the track where it was impossible to clear the water away: The promoters had obtained a new sponsor this year, Advance Construction, and with their heavy equipment the job was made much easier. The start of the race on Saturday was delayed fot a while but it was worth the wait because the track was in decent shape by the time things got started. This race has two major · sponsors, BFGoodrich and Kentucky Fried Chicken. They aiso have sponsorship from CHYM-AM and CKFL-FM as well as Advance Construction and Active Towing. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the C. V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transm_Issmn output bells to accept the larger C. V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. joints. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C.V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV C.V.s are threaded 3/8-24. Axles and bells for the 930 C.V.s can be supplied with 3/8-24 or 10 mlJl 1.5 pitch threads. 1 O mm -1. 5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. FIT YOUR OFF ROADERWITH UPGRADED AXLES AND BELLS _ ----~nly $49.95 per flang_e on your supplied parts._ MARVIN SHAW PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 29300 3RD • LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92330 (714) 674-7365 SHIPPED BY UPS DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page ii The first class to take the green flag was Class 1-2-1600. Thirteen cars left the line with Rick Price jumping to an early lead. He was leading for five laps but spun out on one turn and dropped to third. Joel Croft took :>.dvantage of this mistake by Price and went around him followed by Tom Surace, from New Jersey. They were fighting for position when Tom finally managed to best Croff and take the lead and was never headed. At the checkered it was Surace, Croft, Price, Richard Nadon and Raynald Vaillancourt. The fourth and fifth place drivers were both out of Quebec and are members of the Richard Buggy Team. Next up were the Class 10 cars. As they came screaming off the line it was Normand Vaillan-court in first place. He stayed in the lead until lap 3 when he suddenly dropped several places and finally pulled off the track with a broken front suspension. This moved John McPherson into first and he was on his way to a victory, one of several he \Vould savor this weekend. Scott Taylor was behind him in second place. However, after several laps Taylor was out with a blown engine. Meantime; Mike Parker out of Michigan in a Berrien Laser moved in second spot and was being chaseEI by Bil I LeFeuvre from Limehouse, Ontario. Two Quebec drivers were running ip fourth and fifth place, Claude Tetreault and Richard Dagenais. At the finish it was McPherson, Parker, LeFeuvre, Tretreault and Dagenais in that order. Class 3 took the next green flag with Ed Graham taking the lead at the start but being passed soon by Jan Dud1ak frow Pennsy!-vania in a Jeep. Dudiak was never challenged and took home the bacon for this race. Graham January ~ 986 John McPherson nearly won it all in his Berriens, taking the win in both heats in Class 10 and Class 1, and leading the Challenge of Champions tor a lap. ·rom Surace, leading, and·Joel Croft put on a great the 1600 races; Tom _Surace won both days, and Joel Croft was second both rounds. stayed in second place for several laps but was soon off the track with mechanical problems. Hugh Mercie moved into second place until Dean Wilson made a move on him and in the next lap Mercie was out with a flat tire. \X/ilson got sideways in the "gumbo" on the back straight and Tim Burke moved around him. At the checkered it was Dudiak, Burke, Wilson, Coe Hill and Peter Hatten. The "hot dogs" were next. The Class 1 cars roared away from the start with McPherson and Taylor coming off the line side by side. There was still some mud on the back side of the track and Taylor got caught in the mud where Mc-Pherson passed him to take lead. Bill LeFeuvre also got around Scott here and this dropped Taylor to third place. He was driving hard to catch up whe he got mud on his goggles. He was making the turn at the end of the track just before the start/finish line and wiping his goggles at the same time. He got over too close to the tire wall and got tangled in the tires and flipped over several times. He got back on his wheels and was off and running again and managed to work his way back up to third place before he had to pu II off the track with trouble. He told me later that he thought the fly wheel was . loose. This problem with Scott moved ·Claude Tetreault into third place and Richard Dagenais finished fourth \Vith Corry Heynen in fifth . Corry was driving a V-8 powered car and he turned in a pretty good performance. This was the first year for Class 4 at this track. They run their own races in Canada and this year the Octoberfest was included in their point series. There were eight trucks in the . class. Coming off the line first and going fla_g to flag was Curt LeDuc. He w~1s never challenged. Paul "Mad Dog" Plunckett and Tom Andreoli were fighting for second place with Andreoli making the final pass. Jan Dudiak, who had bumped uo to this class, was third followed by Milan Mazanec and Brian Case. Sunday was clear, windy and cold and the truck was in pe_rfect shape. There was no mud atter a night of wind which had dried the track. And no dust! Class 1-2-1600 got the day started and Ray-Jennings took an early lead but was soon passed by Rich Price. Price led for cmly a few laps when Croft put _the move on him followed by Dave Radcliffe. Then it was an all out battle between Croft and Radcliffe for Curt LeDuc came from New England to win, and he won Class 4 going away driving his own design, a highly modified Ford Bronco car race. .~ Dusty Times

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Rene Larouche, #52, led a few laps in Sunday's Class 4 action in his wild pickup, but he had to settle for second place at the checkered flag. Richard Dagenais did well in Class 10action, and he came from the back to win the Challenge of Champions overall in his Richard Buggy racer. Bill LeFeuvre was a bridesmaid at Kitchener taking a pair of seconds in his Class 1 Berrien, then breaking while leading the Challenge. Mike Parker got his Berrien Laser in the thick of the Class 10 action, taking a pair of hard earned second spots in the two class heats. Scott Taylor's luck was all bad at the Octoberfest, having serious problems with both the Class 10 and Class 1 Eliminators during the weekend. Dl.lstyTimes John McPherson really had it together th is weekend winn ing his fourth heat on Sunday. He had no serious competition on Sunday since Taylor was out with engine problems. LeFeuvre moved into second place after a duel with Dagenais who finished third. Normand Vaillancourt was next, and Corry Heynen's V-8 powered was fifth. Dave Radclif.fe won a very close dice for the victory in the second 1-2-1600 heat, but he was, later disqualified as the car weighed in too light. The last race o f the weekend was the "Challenge of Champi-cms". Th is was a II classes at once but with the limited cars given a one lap ha ndicap. Everyone was eager to see if McPherson's winning streak would continue. However by the end of the second lap he was down with dirt in his points. It didn't take long for the unlimited cars to start first place. Radcliffe fin ally got around Croft and stayed in the lead until the last lap when out of the pack came T om S urace who took the lead just before the checkered flag dropped. Surace and Radcliffe had quite a race going in the last lap. The crowd was on the edge c)f their seats. Croft was third, Raynald Vaillancourt was fourth and Ramero Gonzalez was fifth. However, after the race Radcliffe was disqualified when his cir weighed 24 pounds too light. Bob Hanna went to an early lead in the C lass' 10 heat and stayed there until McPherson worked his way up from the back of the pack to pass him. Hanna eventually pulled off the track . with steering problems. ln the meantime, Taylor was also moving up. Scott had blown his Class 10 engine in Saturday's race but Gil Parker had brought a spare engine along and offered to let Scott use it so he could race on Sunday. They spent most of Saturday evening getting the engines changed. Scott was running strong but suddenly started slowing and losing positions. He finally p ulled off the track and it was discovered when they go t home and tore the engine down that he was having oiling problems. Meanwhile, there was a great race going on between Parker and Dagenais but Parker was able to hold him off to finish second with Dagenais third and Dean Fisher fourth. Joe Hofman finished in fifth position. The Cfass 3s were next. Hughes Mercier ran flag to flag and was never seriously challenged. T im Burke and Peter Hatten drove hard for second -and Burke came out on top of that duel. Hatten stayed in third and Bolt was fo urth, finishing on a flat tire. The "Th under Trucks" were next. Rene Larouche let LeDuc know he was behind him. In fact, Rene led fo r a few laps until LeDuc got around him. It seems that nobody could beat LeDuc this weekend. Atthecheckered it was LeDuc, Larouche, David Latch ford, Tom Andreoli and Dwight Cook. · passing and lapping the limited cars. After McPherson dropped out LeFeuvre inherited first place with Parker a close second and Dagenais next. They were really putting on a show for the crowd. Suddenly just four laps from the end LeFeuvre pulled off. He had a broken stub axle. This put Mike Parker in the lead and it looked like he m ight pull off a win. He took the wh ite flag and was just half a lap from the checkered when he also pulled off the track. He had a broken transmission. Richard Dagenais was the overall winner. I don't want to leave out the ladies. They put on, two heats of racin!c(. There were three entries in the class, all trucks. Linda Lou Schlamb won on Sunday and Carol Beaudrie was the Saturday winner. It is my understanding that Linda runs with the guys if there is no ladies race. She does a pretty fair job of driving too. This ends the race season for the mid west. See all of you next year. , THANKS FOR 1985 from DOUG FORTIN RACING TRANSAXLES THE ORIGINAL OFF ROAD·HEWLAND (1971) Ray Bates Emory Brazell Art Brookman Charlie Brown Monte Brown Bill Church Dick Clark Bud Feldkamp Ron Gardner - Mike Goodwin . John Johnson Mike Julson Tom Koch Dave Lewis Don McBride ·Matt McBride· Corky McMillin Mark McMillin Scott McMillin Ralph Paxton Fred Powers Max Razo Bob Renz Fred Reva John Robison Rick Scalzo Norm Schmidt Dave Simpson Mickey Thompson Marty Tripes Tracy Valenta THESE DRIVERS HAVE THEIR SHIFT TOGETHER! (\ \\ .January 1986 DOUG FORTIN 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, CA 92035 (619) 465-3782 Page 13

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Score Inaugural Baja 1000 Endurance Safari By Richard K. Schwalm Photos: Trackside Phow Emerprise.1 Bernardo and Enrique Courtade, from Ensenada, came the close[it to the target time, scoring 22 points ahd the overall victory in their tidy. Toyota pickup. For the last eleven years Score International has provided off road racers around the world with the ultimate below the border off road racing challenge ... the Score Baja 1000. Meeting such challenge has always required a huge amount of people, machinery, determina-tion, and a budget to match -until now. The granddaddy off road race of them all has sired the Off Road lobbyist Bob Ham and California Assemblyman Finishing in a iie for 11th place, with 13 points, Bob Reamer Richard Katz had a ball and drove the Jeep Cherokee into a got the lucky number in the drawing and won the new 1986 tie for ninth place overall. Toyota 4x4 pickup. Page 16 January 1986 Pickups dominated the top places. David Stokes and Jim Godown were second overall and first in 2WD Modified with 21' points in the Chevy. Score Baja 1000 Endurance Safari. "It's for the adventurous recreational enthusiast," Score President Sal Fish said, "who would like to get a taste of what off roading is like in Baja without making a major commitment and investment in a racing team to support, fuel, and repair their vehicles." The event was a speed con-. trolled rally with the emphasis on precision endurance driving to finish the 270 mile course. Rally teams earned points for their ability to match the predeter-mined average speeds from checkpoint to checkpoint. Penalty points were given for early arrivals to discourage any racing. The highest points went to those who could "zero" their arrival time at each ·checkpoint, plus each point would be changed into tickets at the finish for a prize drawing. The grand prize was· a 1986 Toyota 4x4 pickup truck: Clearly the object was not speed -the name of the game was to finish on time. · The,participants were limited to non-racers driving non;racing street legal vehicles with required safety features in four classes. There were stock and modified divisions in each of the two-wheel and four-wheel categories which allowed a broad range of vehicles to participate. Many entries were old outdated racers, modified Jeeps, some newer street/ off road trucks, and even a rebuilt 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Immediately after the Score Baja 1000 off road racers started their epic journey, forty-one brave teams began their endur-ance safari adventure in Ensen-ada, Mexico. They drove inland through Piedras Gordas, Ojos Negros, and into the Tres Hermanos area following the race course. They turned east then over rougher terrain past the old Santa Catarina Mission, through Nuevo Junction, Valle de Trinidad, an'd began climbing into the Sierra San Pedro Martir mountains to Mike's Sky Rancho. After a careful steep descent, they headed west to Sinaloa and a few more miles to the coastal resort of Camalu. Now the course turned north on the pavement through Colonet, San Vicente, Santo Tomas, Maneadero, and, then back to the finish line in Ensenada, all in less than nine hours. Out of the forty-one starters, thirty hearty teams finished within their time limit, and two finished out of time. That left nine teams broken somewhere on the course that would not finish. The first overall and first in Stock Two-Wheel Drive class winner was Ensenada's Bernardo and Enrique Courtade driving a Toyota pickup. Secon,d ovei;all and first in Modified Tho-wheel Drive class was David M. Stokes/ Jim Godown from Temple City, California, in a 1978 Chevrolet· pickup truck. Third overall and first in Modified Four-wheel Drive class was Jane and husband John Wills driving a 1948JeepCJ from Costa Mesa, California. First place in the Stock Four-wheel Drive class was Phil Catan-ia/Gary Colbert driving a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer. And finishing in th.e middle of the field, but winning the drawing for the 4x4 1986 Toyota pickup truck was Robert]. Reamer from-Torr,mce, California. Other notable finishers in-cluded Robert E. Ham and Richard Katz who drove their Jeep Cherokee to a third place in class. Hamm is ~ governmental affairs consultant and a long standing advocate of off road activities. Katz is the third term assemblyman for the 39th Jane and John Wills won "the 4WD Modified honors and took third overall with Jane driving the Jeep CJ to a ,fatal score of just 21 points. ' Dusty Times

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Drawing the most attention of any entry was the 4x4 modified Rolls Royce of Charlie Martin and Bill Bryan, which finished way out of time. Jim Rogers II had a good run in the F-150 Ford pickup, and he finished midway in the tie for sixth overall with 18 points to his credit. Also scoring 18 points and part of the three way tie for sixth overall was Rick Ruddell driving the highest placed Baja Bug in the Safari Rally. Berwyn Jacqmin and his partner drove steadily into fourth overall, picking up 19 points en route and they were the highest placed of the buggies. Four Wheeler Editor Bruce Smith tried rally competition in the project Toyota pickup, and his team nailed fifth overall with just 19 points. · Kay Young drove the family pre-run Raceco very well to second among the buggies and sixth overall, accumulating a fine 18 points en route. Phil Catania and Gary Colbert took their plain wrap mini Chevy Blazer to first place in stock 4WD class, and arrived in a tie for ninth overall. Dusty Times Assembly District (San Fer-nando Valley). One of the husband and wife teams·, Richard and Sherry Frisby, enjoyed their safari so much ( they crossed the finish line on three wheels) they decided to turn professional and enter the famed Frontier 250 off-road race. Fred Espin:osa from Indio, Cali-fornia, demonstrated the true off road spirit aJter endoing his pickup truck somewhere between Mike's Sky Rancho and Camalu. The one piece nose section could not be replaced, so he tied it to the back of his truck and con~in-ued down the second half of the course to finish. After the dust had settled and everyone was accounted for, the 1985 Inaugural Score Baja 1000 Endurance Safari was termed a success. So much so that Score officials are already planning for a similar event in Baja sometime next year, but with improved timing and scoring procedures. Score's Director of Special Pro-motions, Steve Kassanyi, said, "I want to thank Toyota and the other 28 contingency manufactur-ers for the $8000 worth of product prizes. And a special thanks to all the Safari T earns for their off road spirit. It was a great event and everyone won some-thing." CHECK OUR NEW LOCATION IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY Y' LARGE INVENTORY Over 10,000 Parts in Stock v RACE SHOP DISCOUNTS COMPLETE LINE OF PERFORMANCE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR RACERS, PRE-RUNNERS & SAND RAILS • Centerline Wheels• Trick Trailing Arms• Wright Place •Sway-A-Way• Bilstein Shocks• Bug Pack• HPS Oils• Deist Safety • Filler Safety • ND Spark Plugs • Woven Brakes • Web-Cam / . • KY. B. Shocks • Beard Seats • Dura Blue • Hewland Gears • Gem Gears• Rapid Cool• Tri-Mil• Hella • !PF Power• K & N • Be>sch • Earl's Performance Products • Super Boot • Summers Brothers • Uni Filter • Weld Racing Wheels < 9158LAS TUNAS TEMPLE CITY CALIFORNIA 91780 (818) 285-5944 (818} 285-5973 t Q 210 FREEWAY z CHECK OUR STOCK AND PRICES BEFORE YOU BUY OPEN MON.-FRI. -800 AM - 5:00 PM SAT. 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM SUN. 900 AM TO 4 00 PM We Ship Anywhere Q ;;, .... C0 Q < UJ '--.:E UJ <I) 0 0: :l NORTH .... Q :E ;;, > u ... < i C0 ~ ~ UJ UJ u cc LAS TUNAS I.I. .. ~ ::i .,, Q. 0 :E -D UJ I-10 FREEWAY ' January 1986 Page 9.7 .. c....~

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-Larry Noel and Jeff Sanders are the Big Winners at Penasco 150 By Daryl D. Drake Photos: 3-D Photography Larry Noel blasts over a berm in his sleek Chaparral on his way to the Pro Overall victory and Class 1 honors. It ,vas back south of the border again to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) for the ninth running of the Arizona Desert Racing Association's "Penasco 150." Contrary to what I thought after last month's "Snowflake Buggy Bash,'' the Sportsmen and . Beginners raced before the Pros again, this time with no off course problems. The course was a typical """Penasco·run, with mile after mile of deep, power-eating sand, but heavy rains the week before the race helped to pack the sand and hold the dust down. The Sportsmen were first off, forty-nine strong, at 8:30 a.m. They left in pairs this time in this class order: 10, 2, 5, 8, 5-1600, 1 and 1600 Ltd. Once again, Sportsman 10 was the big class of the day with sixteen entries. Four of them never made a lap, but Jim Kirk, racing again after taking most of the season off, was running strong and set the hot Sportsman lap over the 26.4 mile route at 28:SQ. A little Jess than two minutes back was Jeff Sanders with Steve Baker and Steve McArthur right behind him. Then came Jim Allison, Greg Oswskey, Walt Nash, and Bill Capatch (who'd won the ,•··Sportsman Overall and 10 honors at the last two races). Back aways was Larry Vittitow, Mike Gertsen, and Dave Hubbard, with Dave Hunt bringing up the rear with a broken shifter. Lap two saw Sanders take the lead when Kirk was sidelined by a broken Pittinan arm. McArthur got ahead of Baker by fourteen seconds for second, while Nash moved ahead of Allison and Oswskey. Hubbard had to change a flat tire, but then ran strong enough to catch Gertsen. Vittitow and Hunt were both out with mechanical problems, and Capatch dropped to last place with carburetion troubles. By the third pass, the course had really deteriorated. Though the wet sand had been a blessing at first, the moisture let the cars throw the sand a lot· farther, resulting in big whoops and three foot a t'ep ruts througi1 the turn·s. But Sanders was having a trouble free ride and continued to widen his margin. McArthur was still running, second, Nash caught Baker, Allison held onto fifth and Hubbard got around Gertsen. Capatch gave it up and parked. Positions changed quite a bit behind Sanders on the final go-round. McArthur broke a kiQgpin just before Check One and had to three wheel it to the finish, no easy feat in the churned up sand. This dropped him to last in class. Nash got upside down and lost a lot of oil but managed to get in ahead of McArthur by two minutes. C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for .its members. C.O.R.E. also has a program of one time guest pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 28 Baker had troubles too and dropped two more positions. But · Allison managed to pick up the pace and finished second ahead of Oswskey, Hubbard and Gertsen. Jeff Sanders' time of 2:06:08 was good enough for the Sportsman Overall as ,veil. He was very pleased with his race after netting nine second overalls in the past three years. "The car just ran super, better than ever!" said Jeff of the Beard's' SuperSeats/Palmer's Custom Speed/Trick Fuel Chaparral. He had been planning to sell it and build a new racer, but the "For Sale" sign is gone now. Jim Allison was also very happy with his run. "We finally finished one of these, first time in twb year?'that we haven't melted sometbin_g." · Second off and second largest with ten entries was the Sportsman 2 class. All made the first lap within a twelve minute span. Vicki Allison was in first by two minutes ahead of Jerry Bernard, Jim Bush,Jay Voelkner, J.R. McCluskey, Gray Hen-dricks, Glenn Hennessey, Paul Nolte, Frank Thomas and Keith Alger. Though her times stretched as the race wore on, Allison had no trouble· staying out front. Behind her, the positions changed every lap. Lap two saw Bush move into second and Hendricks into third as Bernard dropped to fourth. St'ill in fifth, McCluskey held off Frank Thomas, who was rolling now, moving from ninth to sixth. Hennessey stayed in seventh while Voelkner dropped to eighth with oil consumption woes. Al_ger was still way off the pace and retired after this lap. Also out was Nolte, who came in on a rope after his transmission packed it in. Lap three found Bernard moving into second when Bush first rolled, then dropped a valve after he was righted. McCluskey moved into third, Thomas was fourth with Voelkner fifth and Hendricks sixth. Out with Bush was Hennessey, who had the throttle stick wide open when his throttle cable January 1986 Ed Beard flies out of the pits at the.start. Beard led all five laps in Class 10/o win convincingly and also take second overall among the Pros. Steve Chauvront clears the way for Jerry Finney. Cheuvront took Pro Class 2, but Finney Jed the class until a broken axle stopped him. packed up with sand, and decided he didn't want to drive with the kill switch. On their final lap, Thomas took over second, McCluskey stayed in third, Bernard dropped to fourth ,vith Voelkner and Hendricks fifth ~nd sixth again. Vicki Allison's 2:08: 16 gave her second overall as well as the class win. She credited her new F.A.T. engine and her Chaparral Tandem for her performance in 't·the J.A.T./Trick Fuel/Palmer's Custom Speed/Pat Hughes Performance/Beard's Super-· Seats/ Fly-N-Hi sponsored racer. Frank Thomas said he had a wire melt on his first lap, then "it was as-fast as you could go. I love these Mexico races -they're neat." Only three entries took the green flag in Sportsman 5 competition this time. Keith Jaeger led it wire-to-wire for the win after George Telles had all sorts of troubles, finishing with a stick in the carb. Bob Sohren blew h spark plug out, never finishing the second lap. Jaeger turned in a 2:24:34 in the Dirtrix/Desert VW /Station 1/Pat Hughes Performance Baja for eleventh overall. Next off were six Sportsman Class 8 racers. Frank Turben was quickest around but parked with-• a severely overheated trans-mission. Motorcycle racer Gary Dircks was second, ou,t for the inaugural run of his new truck. Then came Pancho Sesteaga and Patrick Dewys. Never complet-ing the first lap were Richard Mann .. with a ,@§gJr·oyecl~•: · transmission and Ignacio Alcala Rivera with motor troubles. Dircks stayed out front for the remainder to give his new Dirtrix/Dircks Trucking Chevy an easy win over Sesteaga 's older Ford. Dewys gave it up after his Chevelle got stuck for the umpteenth time. Though the new truck ran hot in the deep sand, Dircks said it was lots of fun and turned in a 2:37:49 for nineteenth overall. Five 5-1600 Bajas came next, and they had some close racing. At the end of lap one Larry Weiser (driving Chuck Edwards' car) was two seconds ahead of his son Don Weiser, with Port · Campbell third, Pete Gannon fourth and Javier Rodriguez fifth. Lap two saw Don match Larry's time to tie for first as Campbell stayed sixteen seconds ahead of Gannon and Rodriguez started fading. Jim Huff ran his "Plum Krazy" CJ-6 Jeep with the big trucks this time, and he actually won the Pro Class 8 category in the quick rig. Dusty Times

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Jeff Sanders finally took Sportsman Overall honors along with the Class 10 win, while wife Nancy drove the Chaparral to third overall Beginner. Jim Travis nursed a sick engine in the Chenowth on his last lap, but he still won the Sportsman Class 1 by twelve seconds at the flag. But on the third lap, Don fried . a piston and went out. Larry stayed out front with Gannon moving into second, thirty-two seconds back. Campbell's shocks had gone away and he fell eight minutes back. Rodriguez was way, way back by this time. Gannon caught the elder Weiser on the last lap and looked like he had the win, when Edwards' car had throttle cable trouble. First it would stick wide open, then it stuck at half throttle. But Gannon stalled his motor and flooded it within sight of the finish. By the time he got it firing, Weiser had repassed him and went on for the win with a two minute edge. Campbell bounced through his last lapand finished seven minutes behind Gannon, declaring that "This car is completely undrivable." Rod-riguez never completed his last lap. Larry Weiser's time of 2:37: 10 in the Edwards' General Tires/T.U.F. Off Road sedan put them in at eighteenth overall. The size of Sportsman Class 1 doubled from the last race but that only made for four entries. The unlimited single seaters seem to be getting too expensive to run for fun or maybe it's that you .can't take a friend along for the ride. Jim Travis led Jim Selsted (who was driving Larry Ragland 's Frontier 500 winning Chaparral), Steve McCann and Rod Leon. Selsted seemed to be having trouble utilizing all of the six cylinder Porsche's power and McCann, despite shifter troubles, moved into second behind Travis on the second lap. Leon was simply out-motored in his Class 10 car but hung in there. Travis broke a rocker arm on the third lap and McCann St,\rted closing in. He caught Travis at Check Two on their final lap, passed him and raced for the finish. But McCann's long first lap was too much to overcome and Travis, who started thirty seconds behind, took the class win by twelve seconds with Selsted hanging onto third and Leon a not too distant fourth. Jim Travis' timeof2:15:08inthe Arizona Desert Rat Off Road/People's Car Shop Chenowth put him in at third overall. · The last class to leave was 1600 Ltd. with five entries, The dynamic duo of Tom Higgins and Rich Cada grabbed the Sportsman 1600 Limited win, and got ninth overall with the quick time of 2:22.40. DustyTimes for the 1600 Ltd. win. He had a real smooth run with only a twenty-seven second spread between his fastest and slowest laps. Rounding out the top five Beginners was Mexico's Mario Torres, fourth Unlimited. Vicki Allison liked the performance of the Chaparral Tandem, and she was second overall in Sportsman category and took the Class 2 victory. One of the notable non-finishers was Shary on Kennedy, wife of Pro racer Tim Kennedy. At the wheel of Larry Noel's Class 5 convertible, she was going strong 'til the fifth lap when the car got upsdide down. She and co-driver Padi Noel were unhurt, but the rumor in the pits was that their crew was going to just puH the engine and shoot the car. including two new Challenger class racers. Tom Higgins won the drag race off the start, but Willie Melancon caught him five miles out from the pits. Higgins managed to stay close, and the pair worked their way through traffic until Melancon flipped.-.He was okay, but the mishap put him in last place. Higgins led the remainder of the race with Ed Faulkner a few minutes back. Melancon ran his final three laps faster than the rest, but his long first lap kept him in third, four minutes behind Faulkner at the finish. Gary Johnson and Larry Tremblay both had troubles in their Challenger cars. Tremblay went out on the second lap with electrical problems, but Johnson hung in there to the finish despite an over three hour final lap and was awarded the Challenger win in the Beard's SuperSeat/ T ectira/Mary Lou racer. Tom Higgins' time of 2:22:40 in the Spencer's Arco/Metro Auto Parts/ Arizona Off Road/Pat Hughes Performance/ Most of the broken Sportsman C&H Racing Chenowth . gave cars had been swept up during him a ninth overall finish. the Beginner race, ensuring the Twelve Beginners, split evenly Pro's of a clear track. Twenty-between Unlimited and 1600 two in number, they left in this Ltd. entries raced next on their order: 2, 8, 10 and 1 for five laps. own fresh five mile loop. They Class 2 was the largest Pro were to run ten laps. class with eight starters. Lap one Pete Farris put his first off saw Jerry Finney hold the lead on position to work and led wire-to-' the road and on time, but Tim wire for the Beginner overall and Kennedy was just twelve seconds Unlimited honors in the Dirtrix back. A minute back was John Sandhawk. Farris said he thinks Gardner, seven seconds ahead of he finally figured out how to ✓ Steve Cheuvront. Then came make. his ball joint front end MarkLundellandMikeLongley, work off road. with Dick Patterson bringing up Ron League was given a late the rear. Jerry Everett was out start so he could repair Jim with mechanical woes. . Travis' Chenowth. He ended up Finney continued to hqld the second overall and Unlimited · lead on lap two, but Kennedy was just over a minute behind Farris stopped by an exploded clutch, on time. and Gardner had his transmis-1 n at third overall and sion lock up, letting the rest of Unlimited was Nancy Sanders in the field move up. her first race at the wheel of Disaster struck Finney on the husband Jeff's Class 10 machine. third lap when he broke an axle She called it "a whole different far from the pits and went out. ball game" from her 1600 Ltd. Lundell moved into the lead with racer but had a lot of fun in the Cheuvront sixteen seconds nimble single seater. · behind. Longley was third with Dave Watson and his Patterson fourth, contending Brandwood were fourth overall with a throttle ~~ tas NEVADA Vegas OFF-ROAD it's ... 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--Nels Tomlinson ran this slic.'r old Ford in Pro Class B, but it was underiired for.the deep sand, and he finished second in the class. Mark Lundell was wailing in the Dirtrix Mazda and looked like he Gary Cohen thrilled the fans with his spectacular start, but his had the Pro Class 2 win, but the loss of a wheel dropped him to Class 10 Pro entry never completed a lap. second. By the third Sportsman lap, even the trucks were getting swallowed by the ruts. Here Pancho Sesteaga leads Keith Jaeger through them. This is the. last known photo of the Kennedy & Noel Baja Bug. Sharyon Kennedy and Padi Noel flipped the Bug, hard, but walked away Okay. ~~ that was Steve Cheuvront's winning alternately stuck wide open or time of 2 :4-0:14 in the stuck at one quarter. Positions F.A.T./Trick Fuel/Palmer's remained the same on the fourth Custom Speed/Pat Hughes lap though Cheuvront narrowed Performance/Beard's Super-the gap to nine seconds. Seats/Fly-N-Hi Chaparral Lundell held onto the lead Tandem was good enough for until just about a mile before the third overall Pro as well. finish when his left rear wheel Four trucks were slated to start studs sheared off. This let in Pro Class 8, but Richard Mann Cheuvront get out front for the was unable to start after his win. Lundell frantically repaired Sportsman race troubles. Nelson · his car in time to finish second, Tomlinson was first around on seventeen minutes behind. Four lap one in his · beautiful 1965 minutes later Longley was in for Ford. It's rare to see a twenty year third, with Patterson fourth, old truck that looks good on the twenty-five mi~~tes back. road, let alone off the road. But CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER.HOUSE 11 CROWN MFG. - RAPID COOL ·' : :~. · . • · TRI MIL - WESTE. RN AUTO TIRES BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE , ~HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/V . 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He called the race one of the fastest Penasco races he'd run and was · glad to finally finish a 150. Pro Class 10, next off, was the second largest Pro class with six entries. Ed Beard was quickest around all 'five laps and at the end of lap one was followed by Dwight Lundell, Bob Austin, John Kelley and Jerry Foley. Gafy Cohen never completed a lap. Positions remained the same on lap two except for Foley, who went out. On lap three, Lundell stopped with a cooked motor after an oil cooler ruptured, so Austin and Kelley' moved up a position. Austin said he charged all the way, but Beard was really roaring, setting hot Pro lap at 27:52 on his .fo1,1rth trip. Kelley had his power steering go out, leaving him with little left turn ability, and finished two minutes behind Austin. Beard's time of 2:36:23 in the Beard's SuperSeats/Tectira/ Mary Lou Chaparral put him in at second overall Pro. Ed said his T ectira tires worked well in the sand but added that he could have used another forty horsepower and had to use-first gear in spots .. Last off was P~o Class 1 with five entries. Larry Noel was -the only one to survive and he did it in fine style, finishing first overall Pro with a time of 2:29:36 in the Noel Plastering/K.C. Hilites Chaparral. His only , troubles were the lack of rear brakes and a c_ourse so rough that his hands were red and raw due to bump steer. Still, he called it "a fun, fast, good run." The only other Class 1 car to turn a lap was Texan Tom Wood, who then retired with transmission troubles. Win Ames, Carl Perez . and Tom Zentner had been stopped by electrical, suspension and engine troubles, respectively. But Zentner still holds the lead in the Pro Class 1 points race going into the A.D.R.A. 1985 Desert Championship· Series' finale, the "Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare 'N' Hound," which happened December 7, 1985. January 1986 Keith Jaeger picked up another Sportsman Class 5 title. Here he churns the sandy·ruts on the second lap in anoiher swift Dirtrix Bug. Larry Weiser bounced throl.fgh the whoop-do-doos tc the Spo_rtsman Class 5-. 1600 viciory in Chuck Edwards' TUFF Off Road Baja Bug. Gary Dircks switched from a Honda motorcycle to a Chevrolet truck and he took Sportsman Class 8 honors on the truck's maiden run. Gary Johnson churned through the deep and rough sand to be the lone Challenger finisher, and he took nearly six hours in the 100 mile race. Dusty Times

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Toyota Takes It All on the Ivory Coast Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Competing cars take off from the Kokonou ferry, while the neighborhood spectators watch with the interest shown all over the country in the rally. The two works Toyotas tried section bordered by deep grass, to cross the finish ramp side by and suddenly found herself side! It was the climax to an confronted by the train: The extraordinary event in which Audi was shortened consider-Bjorn Waldegard and Juha ably, but was towed back to base Kankkunen ran virtually neck and another car was flown from and neck all the way in their Germ;my for the rally. Toyota Celica Twincam Turbos, Then came news of a family outstripping the opposition by crisis for Shekhar Mehta, his miles. Toyota has won their last father was seriously ill. Mehta four open road world champion-. passed his Nissan ride for the ship events. However, on this Ivory Coast on to his Kenyan occasion their strongest friend Mike Kirkland, who had opponent, Michele Mouton, scant time to practice. Audi, was the subject of a The most important change remarkable claim of car this year wasthatthewholeroute swapping, which was not was centered at-the up country resolved as the car was town of Yamoussoukro, the withdrawn on the final night. -home of the President o°f the Not since 1973 have two cars Republic. Only for a brief halt finished a world championship did the rally yisit the capital city rally on equal penalties. of Abidjan. This meant that Kankkunen won by virtue of a everything was contained in one special tie breaking rule. location, but it was 250 km from The weeks before the Ivory the nearest major town, and far Coast Rally had been unusually from convenient to all con-eventful. The first calamity came cerned. when Mouton's co-driver The start of this year's Ivory Fabrizia Pons was forced by Coast Rally had none of illness to return to Italy, and Abidjan's thronging masses. But, Arne Hertz became Mouton's all 50 starters this time were new co-driver. Michele then had genuine rally cars, not locals out a major accident in practice; her to fill the required entry Sport Quattro collided with a numbers. Perhaps the greatest train. She had been driving on a aspect of familiarity was to see twice previous winner Bjorn Waldegard starting number one. The Japanese auto manufacturers show the greatest interest in this event, as effectively there was just one Opel and one -Audi challenging the Toyotas, Nissans and local Mitsubishis. The first section to produce penalty points among the top runners ran from Time Control 4 to 5 on narrow twisting tracks for which an average speed of 124 kph was imposed. Three cars arrived with six minutes penalty: Waldegard, Kankkunen, who overshot the control at the end of the section, and local driver Alain Ambrosino, Nissan 240 RS. Mouton lost eight minutes and Kirkland lost 11. Next wa~ Audi's flying mechanic Franz Braun, with 18 minutes. · The section to Time Control 7 led to more penalties, and here Mouton and Kankkunen were equal at 14 minutes, the lady running ahead on the road. Waldegard was delayed with brake trouble that cost him seven minutes, while further behind Kirkland found a non-competing car stuck in the middle of the track in mud; he was forced to stop as well. This held up Lars-Erik Torph, driving Toyota's chase car, and Opel driver Samir Assef. The two rally drivers helpeµ each other out, but then Assef ~ent flying off the road and damaged the front suspen-sion. A~r a long service stop, the Opel was repaired, but the co-driver miscalculated his latest arrival time, 'and the Manta 400 was time barred. With Opel o~t, only the Audi of Mouton was left to challenge the Oriental teams. She was steadily getting used to her new co-driver, and was happy to be leading on the road. As the second leg . began, dampness began to prevade the eastern areas of the country, where the route was headed. After his delays, having trouble interpret-in_g substitute pace notes, Kirkland was hitting a lot of pot holes, but was surprised to be holding an equal sixth place. The Nissans had no big problems, though both had scars. Ambrosino's damage was caused when he went off the road, but Kirkland's body damage had apparently been caused by his frequent heavy landings. Now the rally was really starting, into the darkness and dampness that are part of the' Abidjan scene. Waldegard made his attack here, and on the first tight section he was just one minute slower than teammate Kankkunen, who was level with Mouton. On the ·next section, Kankkunen had a flat and Waldegard was quickest by five minutes. The Swede was now only one minute behind Mouton, and another behind Kankkunen, and on the next tight section he took another minute. By the final section before breakfast, close to the Ghana border, Bjorn Waldegard was ' leading overall. Kankkunen fell behind after having another puncture, which led to damaged steering, and was third. The French lady was one minute behind the veteran Swede in second, and this was to be Michele's . final chance. There were fun and games going on behind the leaders. A bridge broke on the section where Waldegard had made his grand attack, leaving Salim's Mitsu-bishi precariously balanced with the two rear wheels in the sudden void. Several other crews . arrived, and in the dark they reconstructed the bridge and were on their way. · Soon after the breakfast stop, the whole event changed course. Mouton had an engine problem which experienced onlookers rated to be very serious, though Audi claimed this was simply due ~o a pump P':oblem. An oil pump 1s a rare failure for Audi, and there were no spares in the vans. They were forced to rob Braun's car, which had bet;n running perfectly at the time. Michele fell 70 minutes behind Kirkland, and then began an impressive climb back up the field. At the end of the day she was just 11 minutes back, but there were mounting suspicions about how much of her Audi began the event on Braun's car, and indeed whether or not the whole car less doors and hood, was the same. There was a close inspection of the Audi before the restart, Beginning the third leg, the center of attention was Mouton's Audi, with everyone snapping pictures of details. Michele's chances took another dive when she had alternator trouble, and dropped over an hour to Waldegard. Still, the only non-Japanese car-among the 12 crews still running at the breakfast stop was Mouton's Audi. The leading Toyotas were only three minutes apart, over an hour ahead of Ambrosino. The route south saw Mouton on the attack, dropping only two minutes, but on total time over three hours behind. Both Toyotas changed axles, and Waldegard now led Kankkunen by three minutes. Twelve cars made the Pare Ferme, and the organizers tackled the Audi problem, issuing a statement that the car was the same one that started. The final leg was the longest and toughest. The Toyota teams were wondering who would win should they finish with equal scores. Waldegard was just in front. Then the Finn made his attack and took five minutes off the Swede's time, and Kankkun-en led by three minutes. But, Wa!degard caught back the difference on the next section, so they were equal. It was agreed they would stay equal until the finish, and they did in style. They both drove up the finish ramp side by side, though Kankkunen was ushered to the podium first. And Michele Mouton? She came back by the-main roads, as it wa_s said the Audi began a process of systematic disintegra-tion. She retired before the finish, with the question of car swapping unresolved to many onlookers. Alain Ambrosino was third, followed by Nissan teammate Mike Kirkland, while Eugene Salim claimed fifth in the Mitsubishi. Only eight finished out of the fifty who started, and this event has been dropped-from the world championship schedule for 1986. Taking first overall by virtue of a tie breaker rule, Juha Kankkunen and Fred Gallagher took top honors in the Group 8 Toyota Celica Twincam Turbo. A last minute substitute, Mike Kirkland, with Rob Combes navigating, put the Nissan 240RS, Group 8, home fourth overall at the finish line. Eugene Salim and Clement Kanan slide wide in the ·Mitsubishi Lancer Turbo they drove to a fine fifth overall; only eight finished Michelle Mouton, with Arne Herta co-driving, had ups and downs all week, eventually retiring on the last section in what may well have been her last outing in an Audi Sport Quattro. the event. · Dusty Times _ January 1986 Page 31 ,,,

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-· The First VORRA Long Course at Prairie City is a Big Success Text & Photos: Joe Stephan Mike "Mac· Max " Bishop took second overall in his first Sportsman race. Bishop drove Roger Kerwin's Baja Bug to a pair of seconds. VORRA normally ends each one and two miles. VORRA to put the cars in the air, and then · year's series with a short course President Ed Robinson tried on to a big uphill and downhill race at the Prairie City OHV Park something new for the late left hand hairpin. Next was a fast east of Sacramento, CA. They October event, and he used run down "Hidden Valley", with did so again this season, but due about half the OHV Park and put lots of turns and whoop-de-to the mild October weather, the together a five mile, all natural doos, while gradually losing racers clamored for another race. terrain route. elevation. Next was a steep For the first time VORRA After leaving the usual starting uphill, the "Monster Hill", and a produced a second champion-line and its downhill, drop-away flat out run along the top of "Dirt ship event at Prairie City, two jump, competitors did their Diggers Balcony" before heading weeks later, but it was an all new usual left and right around the downhill on the back side of the course. "anthill", but then kept turning usual course. Just short of the In 12 years of conducting off hard right. From "there they usual left hand hairpin onto the road races VORRA has used followed access roads and trails front straight, the course veered many sites for short course in an extra long sweep to the off to the flat fire break and events, but the lengths of the · right, going over two humps, the access roads along the Park's courses has always been between second one being severe enough perimeter before coming back MINIMUM EFFORT ......................... . MAXIMUM EFFECT!!! CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF_ROAD PRODUCTS Page 31 Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 93290 (714) 676-2066 onto the front straight at a much higher speed than usual. This race used a different format, with Classes 1, 2-5, 10 and the Heavy Metal in one race group, and Classes 1-2-1600 and Sportsman in the other. Each race group ran two 12 lap heats. Each class had their own mass start, inverted for the second heat, with the next class starting_ as soon as the previous class_ cleared the first turns. Proving that this special long course race was a hit was the 62 car entry in a totally jammed pit area, with the absolute biggest crowd ever on hand for a VORRA short course race. Al Baker once again proved that when he doesn't have problems, he is hot. Finishing second in the first Class 1 heat, despite a cracked transmission case, oil leak and slipping clutch, he came from the back of the eight car class in the second round. He had the lead on the first lap and never looked back. He nabbed the class win on points and the Class 1 season championship. Fritz Kroyer won the first January 1986 The first Class 1 heat featured a heavy dice between ultimate overall winner Al Baker, leading and eventual first heat winner Fritz Kroyer. Class 1 heat, despite a sour running engine, using just thre.e cylinders, and a lack of brakes. Add in losing a right front torsion bar on the last lap after being tapped on top of the ridge and spinning, it made for one hell of a drive. It is a wonder he won, let alone finish. Everything except the engine was fixed by the second heat, but the power was so bad he pulled in at the end of the first lap. The crew changeQ a pushrod and got him back out only two laps down. The result was fourth place, third in the final rundown. Another driver who is hot when he is together, Bob Lemos turned a 3-2 into second in Class 1. He said later, "This is a great course and great racing. It was intense! Racing 80 miles here was rougher than 200 at Virginia City. You have driving time, room to pass, and no bashing like the usual short courses." Don Kennedy finally got it all together and scored the six car Class 2-5 victory with 2-1 heat placings. Kennedy finished fifth overall in the second heat, and was the last car on the overall leader's lap. Jimmy Lawrence turned a 1-3 into second in class points, nailing fourth overall in his first heat win, and then he broke three left rear shocks in the second round. Third went to second generation driver Kevin Kroyer with 3-4 finishes despite a low oil level in the second heat. Having unusual bad days were the Hinz Brothers in Class 2 and Wes Elrod in Class 5. Both teams broke in each heat. The Hinzco mob still managed to clinch the class title. Class 10 was a 1-2-3 Reno area sweep led by Dennis Kordonowy. Having his best season in years, he drove the single seater of his ..... own design to fifth overall in his first heat class win. A broken adjusting screw on the right rear torsion bar had him limping home to second in the final race. Kordonowy still got the eight car class win over Eric Verling's best ever second place with 2-3 finishes. Chris Oberg was third with a 5-1 score, and all three drove desert cars. Oberg fought •a bad fuel regulator in the first heat, but was holdi'ng a solid sec9nd in t~e next round when F::ordonowy faltered. Oberg scored second overall in the heat and the Class 10 win, with Kordonowy following him across the finish line for a class second and third The new VORRA overall points champion Don German, Jeep, and Don Kennedy, Class 2, race over a jump on their way to their respective class wins. Roger Caddell drove Mike Olson's racer to the overall 1-2-1600victory, and the visitor from Washington won both heats from the_ last starting row. DustyTimes

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overall: Next was Jim Cope's big Buick V-8 powered Class 1. Oberg was stoked after the · race, particularly in light of his dismal performance at the prior race, which may have cost him the season overall championship. However Oberg did win the series points in Class 10 and the overall 750 title. He said, "This is more of a VORRA car style race, since it came down to the drivers, not bucks. It's a drivers' course, not favoring trick cars." The five rig Heavy Metal race went to Don German who took both heats. German made history by becoming VORRA's first ever four wheel drive Overall Champion on points. It is a first for Class 14 in any series, no doubt. Finishing seventh overall in the second race, both of German's class wins came two laps down. His sp~ctacular ten hour solo drive to the overall victory in Oregon will be talked about for a long time. His win there in the Class 14 Chevy Jeep gave him the points for the series championship. Herb Holloway's Sportsman Class 10 leads 1600 second placer Bill Lott, and Mike Bishop, in the traffic of the multi-class Sportsman heat. Wes Banks drove his Chevy Jeep into a-strong second with a pair of seconds at Prairie City. Bud Tickle salvaged third with a 3-4 finish in his Chevy Jeep. The 13 car 1-2-1600 race fell to Washington's Roger Caddell, who drove Mike Olson's car to·a pair of strong wins. His own car had ·a blown engine from the prev\ous Prairie City bash. Despite missing second gear on both starts, Caddell won from the last starting spot in both heats. He had a heavy battle with Scott Schaupp in the second heat, who he trailed for half the distance b fore sputtering past witlf a broken exhaust. Charging hard, two different concepts in four wheel driver racers crest a hill, with Bud Tickle, who was third, leading fifth placing John Smith. Second place went to Bill Lott, making another of his infrequent appearances a good one with 3-2 finishes. It was probably the last run for Lott's own Fibercraft buggy, since he will have a new car of his own design next year to keep up with the state of the art cars. New class season champ Scott Schaupp was out in his old "Scottco", running to third with 2-6 finishes. The Scottco will be just a short course car until someone takes advantage of its large· for sale sign, and the "Chrisco" will be the desert car. Schaupp hit a rock on lap 7 of the second heat, which bent the right rear stub shaft and ruined the ,vheel bearing. The car was up on two wheels sideways going up Monster Hill and the crowd held Don German, #401, runs head to head with his son-in-law Wes Banks, who won the Class 14 World Championship last August at Score's Riverside race. The field charges into the desert style terrain on the opening lap of the second Class 1 heat. Each class had it's own mass start. DustyTimes their breath as it momentarily appeared he was going to roll sideways down the hill. Roy Gust was fourth in 1-2-1600 action with 7-3 finishes, while Bo Stout took fifth with a 6-4 for the day. Like his brother Wes, Jeff Elrod had a bad day as he also retired with a broken car. The Sportsman class was once again the biggest with a record 22 of the "weekend warrior" racers on ~he line, including VORRA's first Class 7 entry. From his ninth starting spot, Mike "Mad Max" Bishop quickly had the class lead at the wheel of Ken Sypolt's old Baja Bug, which he had just finished modifying for new owner Roger Kerwin. Bishop led the whole way until his crew mistakingly signaled him "E-Z", thinking second place was a lap down. Bishop was out dragged to the finish line by 50 yards by Cowdrey. For the second heat, Dqp Alexander asked Kip Whitnack to drive his Corvair powered single seater, since he had hurt his back finishing third in i:he first heat. Whitnack had blown up Bill Rigsby's 1-1600 in the first heat. Bishop said, "We've raced many a mile wheel to wheel in 1600s, and now end up doing the same in Sporrsman. I've never driven so hard in my life". With the six cylinder extra horsepower of Alexander's 1400 pound buggy versus the 2200 pounds and 1800 ccs of Bishop's Baja, not helped any by Mike Thienes' 225 pound Budweiser assisted frame in the shotgun seat, it was another second for · Bishop. Whitnack won the race. With Alexander/Whitnack's 3-1, Bishop's 2-2, and Cowdrey's 1-3 giving them identical finish position points in the motocross style scoring, the second heat tie breaker dictated the class overall points in that order. Fourth went to VORRA veteran Herb January 1986 First lap action in Class 2-5 was hot and heavy, here half a mile into the lap in the desert style, long course, short course format. The Class 1 of Bob Lemos leads John Smith's Jeep down "Hidden Valley" in the middle of the long, closed course circuit race. Holloway's Class 10 with 7-4 Year long -class points leader and the season champion Bob Shermer did 5-8, good for fifth on the day. The drivers raved about the course, most of them lobbying heavily for Ed Robinson to do it again. More than one racer suggested this be the future type of VORRA short course event. The most fitting co~pliment · Everyone had so much fun, the• $4000.00 purse went almost unnoticed. of the day, however, came from Washington "hot shoe" and regular VORRA visitor Roger -~ Caddell, who has won in both the USA and Canada. He remarked after the race, "I like racing with VORRA because Ed Robinson stands up there and says, 'here is the way it's going to be, and if you don't like it, go home.'" He also added quickly, "Hey, if you can beat the Nor-Cal 1600 boys, · you can win anywhere". 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Mud and Rain Mar the Last Race of the 1985 GORRA Season winning many of the events. Neither rain, mud or dust stopped GORRA from running the last race of their 1985 series _ late in October. It was a nasty, ~ muddy, cold, rainy day. The cars were slipping and sliding all over the track. In fact, Travis Hurst made four extra laps around one tree as he came off the bridge. Cars were getting stuck everywhere on the course, and cars were stalling out because of the rain and slop. Due to the mud, one of GORRA's drivers were seriously injured. Bill Porter, who usually drives a Class 10 car, was helping push Jack Thompson off the course, when he slipped in the mud. Bill broke his left leg just above the knee. Quick thinking by Charles Lowery and Larry Porter, Bill's brother, got the broken leg in a splint quick, to prevent any further injury. Then they flagged Jerry Holcombe off the track during the race. Jerry is a fire department paramedic, and they wanted his advice before moving Bill into a vehicle to carry him to the hospital.Jerry said, "I couldn't have done better." Bill's splint was made of two straight sticks found in the woods off the track, and from belts from pit crew and other drivers. Bill's wife Joy Porter, was keeping score, but left her auties to help him. Then Ralph Womack and Sherry Thompson · stepped in to help Katherine Porter with the scoring. The team never missed scoring a car during all the confusion. · Meanwhile, back to the race, which was a mess. 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Also, ask about our full line of other racing metal fabrication services ... SEND FOR FREE INFORMATION AND PRICES TODAY -u = .:::::::=:=: 8745 Magnolia Ave.• Santee, CA 92071 • 619/449-9690 Page 34 Text & Photos: Darlene Thackson spectating drivers stated they were glad they didn't have their cars out there in the muck. The major reason anyone pitted was because they had mud in their eyes. Before the main event it was decided that 100 miles or three hours would end the race; due to the mud and rain making for a slow race, of course the three hours came first. Nearly all the drivers had problems. In Class 10 Johnny Holgerson covered only five laps before going out with transmis-sion trouble. Lionel Terell managed 21 laps for sixth place, and Jack Thompson got in 25 laps with the help of Lindy Herell, before the accident. After Lindy, who got mud in his eyes, the car was passed to Rick Scott, who went only 100 yards before the engine quit for good. Mickey Smallwood, who was running his James Hester played the "wait and see" game for half the race; then he turned on his 1200 ccs and 'Non D class. and he finished third overall. first race, finished fourth. He had two driver changes; brother Rick took over after Mickey pitted with mud in his eyes. Then Rick pitted for the same reason and Jack ,Hanson took over and finished, with 35 laps done. Finishing ·third in Class 10 was Ray Whigham, with 38 laps done, but not without help. Whigham hit a stump and bent a tie rod, and had a lot of mud in his eyes. Then Whigham pitted and Bobby Bramblet took over, but the car quit running with two laps left to go. Mike Seabolt led the race for 36 laps, then had a flat. But he got going again only to be hit by another car and Seabolt landed in the creek, but he still finished second in Class 10. Just one lap ahead of Seabolt when the three hqurs were up was Travis Hurst, doing a total of 48 laps for the Class 10 and overall victory in very trying conditions. Hurst ran on three cylinders for many laps midway in tne race, but he got it cleaned out to take the victory. In D class ·competition Mike McCart was eighth without covering a lap. Robert Moore got in 14 laps before retiring with trans trouble. John Williams saw his race end after only 21 laps. Williams was hit by another race car while trying to turn into the pits, and the hit broke John's c.v. joint. With his buggy quitting on him from time to time, and a few visits to the pits to get the mud out of his eyes, Ronnie Whigham was fifth with 29 laps completed. Jerry Holcombe had problems with his D car, and the engine kept cutting out. He then stopped to assist with the accident, but ended up in fourth place in D class with 31 laps done. Tony Leftwich led the first . half of the D class race, but he had to pit with mud in his eyes and bad cramps in his hands. Mike Isola took over for Tony and they finished third with 35 laps completed. Martin Whigham had i:o pit because of the mud in his eyes, and his brother Ray took over the D car and finished second, just one lap out of the lead. Taking the D class victory was James Hester. Hester took it easy for the first half of the race, then carried on to cover 43 laps for the victory. This was the final event in the 1985 GORRA series. Earlier in the weekend, CORRA had an annual meeting to discuss rules, the 1986 race season, and elect new officers from the group of 25 members who turned out for the meeting. Returning for another year as President is Jack Thompson. Tate Thackston is first Vice-President, and Bob , Rule is the second Vice-President. Secretary/Treasurer is Joy Porter, who has done a great job for several years, and Katherine Porter is head scorekeeper. The head flagmen are Ralph Womack and Larry Porter. Darlene Thackston heads the Public Relations committee, while Rick Scott heads the group . scouting for new race locations. --------------,-==== GORRA ·s President Jack Thompson was a happy winner at the awards party. Thompson was second in Class 10 The season's high points drivers are, · from left to right, Travis Hurst, Jack Thompson, Mike Seabolt, Bill Gaylord, Bobby Bramblett in Class 10, and (back row)JamesHester (for Clay Hurst), Tony Leftwich, John Williams, Ray Whigham, Jerry Holcombe and Steve Ream. points for the 1985 season._ The 1986 officers, left to right,_ front row, Joy _Porter, John Williams managed sixth in D class at the final race, Katherine Porter, and (back row) Jack Thompson, Tate despite a collision while entering the pits to clean the mud Thackston, Bob Rule, Larry Porter and Ralph Womack. out of his eyes. January 1986 DustyTimes

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Ray Whigham gets sideways in the mud en route to third in Class 10, with Bobby Bramblett taking the anchor man chores in the sloppy conditions. On November 2 GORRA held their seventh annual awards banquet, with the biggest turnout ever, around 75 members present. The program started with happy hour, i:hen a great buffet dinner. The trophy presentations and door prizes, car parts donated by different dealers, were·awarqed. Winding up· t¥ic1'everiffi'g'tnfclub ca.lied Bill Porter in the hospital to let him know they were thinking of him. Out of 22 drivers who competed in Class lO in 1985, ·' Travis Hurst won the high points. Jack Thompson was second, followed by Mike Seabolt, Bill Gaylord, Ray Whigham and Bill Porter. Clay Hurst was top man in O class, earning the most points of any driver in the GORRA series. Bobby Bramblett was second in 0 class, followed by John Willia_ljllS, Ray Whigham, Jerry Holcombe and George Williams. GORRA starts racing again in March of 1986, and the schedule will be finalized by the first of the year. · Look · for it · in ·"the Happenings column. Mickey Smallwood was running his first off road race, and he finished fourth in Class 10 with help from co-drivers Rick Smallwood and Jack Hanson. DustyTimcs NISSAN NAMES 1986 OFF-ROAD TRUCK LINEUP Roger Mears to Handle Double Duty The 1986 Nissan off road racing team poses with the brand new model pickups that will be built into mean machines for competition by spring. From the left: John Ray, Jim Conner, Paul Walden, Sherman Balch, John House, Roger Mears, Charlie Burton and Spencer Low. Led by defending Grand National truck champion Roger Mears, Nissan U.S.A. has announced its truck racing program for the three 1986 off road series including an expanded two truck national short course effort. With the announcement of its '86 driver contingent which also includes Sherman Balch, Jim Conner and Spencer Low, Nissan will change its desert truck lineup from previous years by separating its teams into each of three mini pickup categories. "We're very pleased with our new truck lineup for 1986," said Frank Honsowetz, competition manager for Nissan U.S.A. "We were able to capture three champ-· ionships (Thompson ser'ies March 15 driver title, HORA/Score Class 7S crown and HORA/Score Mini Metal Challenge) this year, and we hope to continue the pattern with our new 1986 trucks and· class changes." Mears, the 38-year-old Bakers-field, Calif., star, will have double duty in 1986 by driving on both the 10 race HORA/Score desert series and the nine race Mickey Thompson Off-Road Champi-onship Gran Prix short course tour. With 19 time world champion Mears and six time world titlist Balch handling the driving chores, Nissan will field two pickups throughout the entire Thompson series which opens on Saturday (Jan. 25) at the Hoosierdome in Indianapolis. CALIFORNIA 500 -California City, CA The ~~11 know~ Electr;motive Engineering team, led by crew chief John House, will again maintain the short course team, as the El Segundo, Calif. based operation seeks to repeat its driver point title as well as capture the -Manufacturers' Cup crown. The Electramotive crew is now starting construction of an all new short course machine for Mears, while Balch, the Fremont, · Calif., driver who has fielded his own desert truck for the past three years, will pilot Mears' 1985 title winning mount. A third truck is also planned to compete in selected events. On the HORA/Score trail, Mears will be Nissan's lone rep-resentative in the highly modified Class 7 category after the Japanese distributor fielded three trucks in the division in 1985. Mears will campaign his current Paul Walden prepped King Cab in the early part of the 1986 season before moving into an all new, V-6 powered 1986 King Cab during the summer. In Class 7S, newly crowned Mini-Metal Challenge and class champion Low will field a factory backed truck for the first time with a new '86 short bed pickup for the desert. Similar to Mears, the La Verne, Calif., veteran will compete in the early portion of the season with his current John Ray prepared '85 King Cab. Rounding out the truck program will be Conner, the long-time Class 7 Nissan racer from Santee, Calif., who has limited his driving in the past three years. The two time Score champion will race a 4x4 King Cab, current-ly being built by Charlie Burton, in the rapidly growing Class 7 four wheel drive class. A 500 kilometer (300 miles) desert off road race through the Rand Mountains arid across the Koehn Dry Lake in Fremont Valley. May 17 12 HOUR MOJAVE CHALLENGE -California City, CA A 12 hour desert off road endurance race, on old mining roads, mountain trails, dry lakes, and graded roads. August 9 6 TO MIDNIGHT RUN -California City, CA A 6 hour desert endurance race, starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at 12:00 midnight. Race course to be 25 miles in length. October 18 AMERICAN 1000 -California City, CA A 1000 kilometer (600 miles) Desert endurance race using old mining roads, lake beds, graded dirt roads', and mountain roads. October 25 & 26 AMERICAN G.P. -Fresno, CA A closed course Championship race on the "Big track" at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Separate classes for Desert cars and short course cars. This event features the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACE OF CHAMPIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ... (209} 439-2114 AMERICAN MOTOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION P.O. 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THE BUDWEISER PRESS ON REGARDLESS "Sometimes It Doesn't Pay To Press On'' By Thomas D. Grimshaw Photos: TracksiJe Phow Enterprises Rod Millen, with Canadian John Bellefleur co-driving, not only won the Press On Regardless Rally overall, but he established a record, being the only driver who has won the demanding P.O.R. four times. If George Burns were te, come down from His Heaven and grant .--me a final rally win before He punched my transfer, I'd pick the Budweiser Press On Regardless. But he was probably busy in Las Vegas checking out the Keno girls and did not appear. So we lost. That'll teach him to pay attention. Strange doings occurred in Michigan's Upper Peninsula this year. He should have been there. Rod Millen, with ace Canadian co-driver, John Bellefleur, won the 1985 Bud P.O.R. in their beautifully prepared Mazda RX-7. The win moved Millen into a tie with John Buffum for the overall driver's title with one event to go in the Bridgestone/ SCCA PRO Rally National .Championship Series. -_ Come to think of it, perhaps Old George, in His infinite wisdom, set it up that way. He's always. been a showman, and ,,,,,--· what better closing act than to have America's two premier rally drivers tied as they start the final run in Carson City, Nevada? The victory was Millen 's fourth on the P.O.R., establish-ing a new record on the most demanding of all PRO-Rallies. Only two other men, Gene Henderson and Scott Harvey, have won it three times. With Henderson and Harvey now • retired, and Buffum having only . two wins to his credit, Millen's record may never be matched. John Buffum and l were both looking forward to this year's P.O.R. I've run it every year since my first start in 1958, except one year when l was its Chairman and another when l was SCCA's National Steward. I've only won it once, back in 1977, with the very talented but oft times ~ strange, Hendrick Blok. Buff um wanted his third win to move into a tie for the P.O.R. record Page 36 and to clinch the '85 driving championship. We were also looking forward to our second drive in the new short wheelbase Audi Sport Quattro. We'd run it once before, in Ohio, and posted a fairly easy win in the dust, but we'd never been forced to run near Buffum's or the Audi's limit. We were eager to go, perhaps too eager. Traditionally, everything begins on Thursday night at the P.O.R. Any competitor wishing to be admitted into Rally Heaven in the future must make an obligatory appearance at the Shrine of PRO Rallying -The Library Bar. He or she must drink, make merry and generally · act the fool while playing homage "to "The Don of the U .P. " , Jon Davis, owner and operator and winner of the 1964 P.O.R. Beginning the two daysofP.O.R. without a massive hangover is a display of oad manners, an attempt to gain an unfair advantage over the field. At noon, Friday, October 25, Rod Millen led the fifty-one starting teams down the main street of Houghton, Michigan, past the hundreds of flags erected by the city fathers to welcome the rally. It was only a short drive to the opening stage, "Donken Tapiola", a smooth sandy road through the forest. Donken is a traditional P.O.R. stage road. Everyone knows it. That doesn't _mean it's crash proof. If a driver is going quickly, • there will always come a time when he needs a few more inches of road. Half way through Donken, we ran out of inches and nudged a bank on a right hand bend. The Audi did a full twist in the air, with a difficulty factor of 3.5, and landed in the weeds. It was mad at us and showed its disfavor by letting the air out of its two left side tires and spitting out its windshield. It also let its left front fender flop up and down like the wing of a crazed chicken, blocking John's view around left side curves. We landed on our wheels, fi red u p the en gine •and proceeded on, losing thirty-five seconds to Millen's Mazda. At the finish line we mounted our single spare and waited for Bruno Kreibich's Audi Quattro to arrive with· a second spare we could steal for the following two stages bef9re the first service area. Sideslipping through the fall foliage, ·Clive Smith and Henry Ward wo Group A in the Toyota G TS and finished strong, third overall as well. January 1986 ·-Bruno 'riever arrived. He also • flipped on our curve and his rally ended with a burning engine. Our curve proved to be an Audi Eater. Alan Carter didn't roll his Group A Audi 5000 on it, but he did follow our .tracks into the trees and parked his broken machine so he could hurry back to The Library before it closed. We did two more stages on three wheels and arrived at service to begin making things whole again. "Salty", our service manager, scowled at us, told us we were very inconsiderate, and went to work. We'd lost one minute and forty-eight seconds to Millen. But the rally was just beginning. Millen and Buffum traded stages for the next several hours and theri, just before dawn, we caught the limping Mazda and passed it, taking over the lead. Millen had made a tactical error. He'd taken a short trip into the trees and lost a tire, normally requiring about two minutes to replace. Instead he chose to limp through the twelve mile stage and we put over three minutes on him. We arrived back in Houghton at 7:00 AM Saturday morning to finish the first night of the P.O.R. with a fifty-four second lead. But we had not considered the surprise waiting for us . . Sometime the previous night the local police had received a telephoned complaint from a local citizen claiming he was run off a public transit road by a speeding rally car. Our number was mentioned. Later it was learned we were not the guilty party, as we well knew, but no matter, the game was on. The Rallymaster, Doug Shepherd, in an unprecedented move never before seen in professional rallying, used our arrival time at the Marquette service area to compute our average speed through the transit. He decided we had run two miles over the acceptable speed limit<arid slapped us with a two minute penalty. Since actual arrival times are not given to competitors for verification, we had no means to argue the facts and suddenly we were in second place by one minute, six seconds. No big deal. We'd caught him once, we'd just go catch him again, the second night. Besides, based on our claim, and the unprecedented method of applying the two minute penalty, we were assured we'd get the two minutes back at the end of the rally. However, it did mean we'd be forced to start behind Millen the final night, Normally, bad weather is always a factor at a P.O.R. Blizzards, ice, mud, heavy rains, anything except dust, are usually encountered in the Upper Peninsula in October. Not this year. We again saw the Mazda's tail lights early in a stage the final night. Then they disappeared, together with everything else outside the Audi's windows. Clouds of dust surrounded us, and we were forced to a complete stop. After several more stages with many more dust clouds and several hairy moments we decided to slow down and settle for second place and a tie going into the final rally in Nevada. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to press on. Millen and Bellefleur ran away and won the rally by three and a half minutes. Our protest became a moot point and we withdrew it before the finish in Houghton at 1 :00 AM Sunday morning. John Bellefleur and I had a private co-driver's meeting at the finish. We reminded each other that our drivers were tied for the championship with ·~ne rally to go. ·We <)greed we were almost sane men - as sane as any co-. driver can expect to be. We could not find a reason why we should voluntarily ride with these two maniacs across the John Buffum and Tom Grimshaw drove the slightly rumpled Audi Sport Quattro to a solid second overall, finishing a minute, 35 seconds back on the road. • Having already won the 1985 GT Championship, Steve Nowicki and David Stone charged the course to win the class again in the Nissan 300 ZX. D~sty Times

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deserts of Nevada. We finally decided we would have to fall back on our many years of experience and install some extra equipment on our side of the cars. Like a trailer hitch ball in the middle of the seat to hold us · in place. Like a fish line with hooks at both ends, ·one between our legs and one in our lower lip, to help us keep our heads down. Don't expect to see.the faces of John Bellefleur or Tom Grimshaw at the rally in Carson City. While Millen and Buffum were running their rally, forty-nine other teams were kicking the hell out of each other behind us. Sixteen of them reached the finish line, thirty-three others found their personal finish lines in the woods. Clive Smith of Fountain Valley, California, capped off an excellent season by driving his Group A Toyota GTS to a fine third overall and first in class. He · was also the first of the two-wheel drive cars and proved once again that Bridgestone tires go very well in the dirt. The superstitious Steve Nowicki, also on Bridgestone rubber, asked the organizers to change his original number "13" to "69". It proved to be a good choice on his part. The Rally Gods always enjoy a little ribald humor and they permitted him to drive his Production GT Class Nissan 300ZX to a very good fourth overall and an easy class win. The Watanabe brothers, Richey and Howard, came to their first P.O.R. from West Covina, California. They ignored the traditions that warn newcomers of the hazards of the P.O:R,yancldrove quietly to fifth place and second in Group A in their Toyota GTS. Past Canadian Rally Champ-ion, Walter Boyce, took over Doug Shepherd's very quick Dodge Omni GLH, and proved he is a quick study by driving it to Californians Richey and Howard Watanabe had a good rally, bringing their Toyota G TS home fifth overall and a fine second in the Group A category. Surprising a lot of regulars, Scott Child and Tom Grant came from the west to win the Divisional title, take third in Open class, and seventh overall in the Chevy Pickup. sixth overall and first in the Standard Production Class. Linda Wilcox returned from her forced retirement caused by a severe neck injury inApril, when Shepherd bashed the GLH into a ditch on the Nor'wester PRO Rally in Washington, to co-drive with Boyce. The car most ooohed and aaahed"ovet \Vas the new Peugeot 205 Tl6 of Jon Woodner and Tony Sircombe from Washing-ton, D.C. It's the same style car that has given Peugeot the 1985 World Rally Championship. W oodner learned that 4 WO doesn't help in the air when he launched the little screamer off a "yump" and lost two tires and a fender on the downside. Despite the. resulting twenty minute loss, W oodner drove his way to eighth overall. A second championship was tucked inside the P.O.R. this year and it commanded as much attention as the run for the national t·id'e.-Thirty-five "Divisional" PRO Rallies have been conducted in 1985 throughout the seven geograph-ical regions of the SCCA. The champion from each region was invited to the P.O.R. for a runoff to determine the best of the young hotshoes -' "The Champion of Champions". With financial assistance from BFGoodrich, Dodge, Saab and The Copper County (Michigan) Chamber of Commerce, four of the seven Divisional Champions traveled to the P.O.R. to battle for the top spot. Scott Child of Santa Ana, California, proved to be the best of the best. He not only won the Divisional PRO Rally Championship crown, he Doing well in thesecondhalfoftheseason, Dick Maxwell and Ken Nowak took to the Michigan woods in the Dodge Shelby and placed third in GT. · also proved he could run with the big guys by driving his Chevrolet Pickup to a great seventh overall on the BUD P.O.R. Only one other Divisional Champ reached the finish line. Ken Stewart, Grove, Oklahoma (Midwest Division) finished sixteenth overall. Hazzie Quick (love that name), of Timberon, NM (Southwest Division) and Bob Voll of Southbury, CT (Northeast Division) were among the DNFs. New Jersey drivers Bill Buff and Gary Brouse/I scored a fine second in Production Class in the Dodge Omni GLH, and placed eleventh overall. Dusty Times The thirty-one year old champion, Scott Child, may be the last Divisional Champion of Champions in the U.S. if the rumored cancelation of the Diyisional Series by the SCCA proves to be true. · Cancelation of this very successful program would just be another in a long string of major goofs by the SCCA Rally Department. Failure to realize a profit for the Divisional Series January 1986 Walter Boyce made a great substitute in Shepherd's Dodge Omni GLH; with Linda Wilcox co-driving, they won the Production class, and took sixth overall. Jon Woodner and Tony Sircombe had a learning experience with the new Peugeot 205 T16, but they recovered from woes to finish eighth overall. A new marque in the first ten overall, Chad DiMarco and Rich Stuetzel took second in GT class in the California based Subaru Turbo sedan. has been offered as reason for the rumored cancelation. Many believe the true reason is that the program is regulated and controlled by the rnlunteer members of the SCCA PRO Rally Board under the guidance of Chairperson, Virginia Reese, rather than the national office. And, the wlunteers are doing a far better job than the paid emplayees in Englewood, who deal only with the national series. What a shame it would be if this successful program were either canceled or removed from the able guidance of the PRO Rally Board. But such_ things have happened before, haven't they? So on to the finale in Carson City, to the gambling tables, the pretty girls, the bars that never close, the elevator that resists gravity with extreme reluctance, the showdown between John Buffum and Rodney Millen. The SCCA Board of Directors are also holding their annual winter meeting in Carson City at the time of the rally. Maybe they'll finally find out what we've been doing out there in the dirt for the past thirteen years. Maybe they don't want to know. Either way;·it should be a hell of a closing act. Maybe George will come down for a quick looksee, and teach me how to play blackjack. IT'S SUMMERS BROS. FOR THE FINEST IN OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS WE PAY CONTINGENCIES FOR SCORE AND HDRA EVENTS! """"" r,M,~_ FOR YOUR ..,._.,, \)' DIRT • , ·, . • RACER'S ~ ,r,.,. CATALOG! '-l'~OTHE-~✓ 530 South Mountain Avenue Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 Page 37

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Rendezvous 8 Photm: Bill Schoflfly Pat Conner in his Mr. Quick, an XB class race car that is quick. Since their start in 1975, the Y-City Hilltoppers of Zanesville, Ohio have become a very prominent club in East Coast racing. The club's race grounds on Granger Hill, like the club, have grown and been improved over the years. The grounds ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF DUSTY TIMES? A number of subscribers now have two subscriptions, because they get one with their membership in HORA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty T imes. If you don't ·really need two copies each month, drop us a note and assign your duplicate subscription to a friend, pit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us the full name and address with zip code, of you~ friend, and the mailing label from the subscription you wish fo assign to them. We will take care of the paper work. AffENTION DESERT RACERS DUSlY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HORA desert races. Check it out on contingency row -Two different classes each event. Page 38 feature concrete towe·rs and showers, along with a flat drag strip, an uphill drag strip, a hill climb area, and a mud bog. Granger Hill also contains enough area for abundant camping sites and several off road trails. The club is very active in racing, with its members traveling throughout the East Coast regions C and A in the pursuit of four whee1 drive racing challenges. The first event the club hosted was the Rendezvous. Competition at the start included flat dra'gs, hilldimbl and obstacle course racing. In 1981, the club removed the obstacle course and built_ the uphill drag strip in its place. But the Rendezvous is more than just competition, it is also the chance for the Hilltoppers to honor -and show their appreciation to specific individuals that have been active in East Coast racing, promoting organized four wheeling. This year the Rendezvous, held Sept. 14 and 15, was a salute to Jerry Schwartz of Logoart. Jerry has been very active in the off road world over the past ten years. His company, Logoart, produces custom design race apparel for many events. He also does designs for many clubs and other organizations. Logoart is the official shirt builder for the United, East Coast, Virginia, and Midwest 4WD Associations. Jerry also publishes the Communicator, an annual . newspaper that lists ·most race ., events throughout the east and midwest, and describes most of the organizing bodies in these areas. Jerry has been involved in four wheeling itself, having worked both on club and regional levels _in East Coast regions C and A. The Hill toppers presented Jerry with a clock into which one of his designs had . been placed, honoring the man that has done so much for the sport. Competition at Rendezvous 8 began with double elimination flat drags . and were run in January 1986 Tim Bailey found a little lift after climbing the Granger Hill. Dave Miller caught a lot of air while clearing the top of the hill. John Handley did a little two wheeling instead of fast forwarding. Randy Roll, left, presented the special clock to Jerry Schwartz in honor of his work in promoting organized 4 Wheeling. Dave Price gets his Showtime rolling at the start of the uphill drags. Dusty Times .

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Off Roader Donates Police Car By Daryl D. Drake Jim Huff, driver of the "Plum Crazy" CJ-6, is one of the friendliest off road racers around. Huff's also an avid member of the Cholla Bay Homeowners' Association, and when he saw the local constabulary needed a new set of wheels, he set out to correct the scrambled class order. Classes in East Coast racing are determined by weight to cubic inch, plus add ons such as internal engine changes, carbs, and fuel systems. The classification, for the most part, matches the vehicles very closely in each class. Competi-tion at East Coast sanctioned events is limited to four wheel drive vehicles, and each vehicle must be able to pass tech and safety inspections before it can be put into competition: The flat drags lasted throughout the day and some classes were run under the lights, a:s darkness fell on the track. Sunday competition· began with uphill drags, and were run in single elimination. The uphills are quite different from the flat drags as they are much shorter and all up hill. The drivers who win must come off the lights and make an all-out effort from the start to get to the finish line very much unlike the flat drags, where drivers methods to win vary with each pass. On the uphills it has to be all-out or nothing at all. From the uphills, the competition moved to the final event at Rendezvous 8, the hillclimb. The Granger Hill is a very steep single stage hill, that many competitors avoid because of the heavy toll it takes on the vehicles. But, for those that do the climb or attempt to do the • climb, they find it to be a challenge - Each striving to climb the incline in the fastest possible time. Many drivers find · themselves launching over the peak in their race against the clock. · Each entrant had to rrlake two attempts on the hill with the average time of both climbs determining the competitor's place. Fastest average time determined the winners in each class. W ith the close of the hill, Rendezvous 8, A Salute to Jerry · Schwartz, came to an end. Along with the Rendezvous, the Hilltoppers • hoid two other events each year, The Sand Nationals°King of the Money Runs, in July, and a Run What DustyTimes problem. Cholla Bay is a "suburb" of Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico, and does not rank very high on the city's list of priorities. Huff knew Cholla Bay Police Officer Augustin Leon might well be hoofing it before new transportation could be pro-You Brung Weekend; later in the fall. The club receives a large amount of support from the local Photos: Bill Diven vided. So Huff went home to Mesilla Park, New Mexico, found an older Dodge with the right price tag and went to work. He went over the car stem to stern, rebuilding the engine and replacing the transmission. The suspension also got Jim's touch as he knew it would have to handle Sonora's tough back roads. With the mechanicals ship shape-, Huff went to work on the body and interior, and outfitted the big Dodge with emergency equipment. Huff enlisted Ed Harrison of Las Cruces, N.M. to follow him down to Puerto Penasco for the A.D.R.A. "Penasco 150." Jim won Pro Class 8 in his Jeep CJ-6, and the next day he presented Officer Leon with the Dodge on the shores of Cholla Bay. · So if you're down that way, remember -the Cholla Bay Police have a Dodge with ·an engine that's been "Huffed" on -and obey those 30 kmh signs. business community, and-is very active in civic activities throughout the year. The oldest of all competitors, Uoy/ Ziegler has placed in the top ten for the last two years. January 1986 RADIO TIPS By Bob 'Weatherman' Steinberger Proper Installation of Your Race Radio The best working twq-way radios are installed by experts. However, it is possible to do your own installations by adhering to the principles of the experts. Plan your work with regard to the location of the transceiver, the speaker, the mike hangup, the routing of the cables and the antenna mounting. ·Work your plan - locate the transceiver where it is not subject to adverse weather, exhaust or damage in a fender bender; where it is convenient for you to change channels, adjust the squelch and the volume; and as far away from an electronic ignition as possible. Mount it firmly. In your race car, the factory bracket is generally not enough to support the radio to allow it to become part of the chassis. Don't shock mount the radio, and mount it in such a way that it cannot vibrate more than the roll cage. Mount the speaker as close to your ear as possible, protected from the elements and mounted firmly with no possibility of vibration. Mount the mike hangup right side up, using only a high quality unit \Vith a spring tensioned holder dimpled to match the indentation on the back of the mike button. Use both screw holes and mount it where it is impossible to accidently key the mike. Route the cables away from the electronic ignition, using the proper gauge wire. Ninety watt units require ten gauge wire (anything smaller will result in lower power.) Go directly to the battery terminals with both positive and negative leads. This , will eliminate output power loss, alternator. whine and most ignition noise. Use the proper value fuse, considering the output power of the radio. With low power radios ( 5-45 watts) it is possible to use cigarette lighter type lash-ups without loss of efficiency. Medium power units (50-75 watts) will lose power through a cigarette lighter type installatron. High power (80+ watts) require direct battery connection and large fuses (A 3 Aq type fuse doesn't have enough surface area constantly in contact.) Don't use circuit breakers! They can ruin a unit since every time they reset damage can be done: Mount the fuse as dose to the battery as possible. A short circuit will burn up a wire from the short to the battery if no fuse is present between the short and the battery. Antenna mounting is one of the most important parts of the installation. The antenna needs a ground plane on which to reflect. The ideal location of an antenna on a passenger'\._car is in the middle of the root where it has its greatest height and is surrounded by ground plane. Mount it above everything else. I see buggies with roof mounted spare tires and have measured a 25% loss of power from the interference (power reflected backward into the radio, which can damage the final transistors causing a continuing loss of power.) The rationale was "I need the spare more than the radio." True at race time, but with plenty of time before the next race and a little racer ingenuity, a better antenna system can be designed even if it is a hubcap type device mounted on the rooftop spare. I suggest a Motorola type mount. Using a 3/ 4 inch hole it is the strongest, most versatile and easiest to install. (And remember, it uses a 3/ 4 inch hole and .goes in from the top side, NOT the bottom!) I also suggest an antenna specialist's model 1450 3DB gain antenna with a genuine specialists stainless whip. Cut the antenna to 44.5 inches for band and bury 1 inch in the mount. This will generally give you a 95-100% foreward ratio without metering. Make sure the center conductor of the antenna firmly touches the center conductor of the mount. Check your antenna whip after each race. A bent antenna can be straightened, but if the plating is coming off near its insertion into the rubber spring, it's almost history, although it will still give you lots of good service on a chase car. Make all final connections, ~ turn on your radio and start communicating! See · us at contingency ( SCORE or KD.R.A.) and we will meter your antenna for free. Next! How to properly maintain your two-way radio• system. 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The Losers ••• The end-of-season· Frontier 250 brought out a whole bunch of racers who've been hiding somewhere for a few months. As a last of the year fling, it turned into a big disappointment for some. One of those-was John Valadez who broke his 5-1600 car getting it off the trailer up in Las Vegas. He and his crew checked to be sure they could tech in the morning, and then they were going to work late to get it ready. They were on the entry list, but never got to the start line. Either they ran out of time, or broke in the parade. Either way, no race for John and Hector Garcia. T he team of Ray Aragon, Mark Milleron and Dennis Orcutt was also an early Loser. Milleron was driving their Toyota powered Class 10 car in the parade out from Las Vegas when the scavenge pump on their dry sump carburetor failed. The motor filled up with gas and quit, and they never got to the start. Mike Gaughan Jr. got to the start, but ran into trouble shortly thereafter. He passed the car in front of him, but then rolled over almost immediately afterward and landed, upside down, and partly on the other car. The other driver put his car in gear and took off, undamaged, leaving upside down Gaughan spinning like "a big turtle" according to_ an eyewitness. He got out and walked back to the pits for help, losing about 45 the process. After all his troubles, the car made only three laps. Jake Fogg also walked back to the pi:ts-:· He was--driving ·Gregg Symonds' two seater, with his wife, Penny, as passenger. Jake says he ''got to shift seven times" and then an axle broke. He was just over a mile into the race. By Judy Smith And, to make it a really good day for that team,· Symonds, in his beautiful single seater, broke a modified spring plate about two miles into the race. He at least was able to drive (slowly) back to the pits. Jack Johnson, who won allthe previous Frontier 250s, had a pretty good first lap. But then he lost a c. v. boot, didn't get first aid for it soon enough, and then lost a c.v. He'd completed only two laps, breaking his beautiful string of wins. · Dave Head had his ORE single seater out in front of the whole pack for a lap and looked really good. He finished the first lap in second place, with a flat front tire. But on lap two he broke his transmission and was out. We · understand that Dave plans to .de-tune the car a bit now. DickW eyrich camesall the way down from Oregon to run this race. He had number 100, got in one nice lap, and lost his motor. Ivan Stewart lost his motor before he did a whole lap, and Rick Munyon reportedly endoed on the dry lake and put himself out on the first lap. K.J. Howe did two laps, with Kenny "The Snake" Stabler as passenger. Stabler liked his ride and said he "learned a lot". One . wonders what. K.J. gave his car, which he said was making some "clicking" noises, to his l;,rother Sandy, for the third lap. Sure enough, the transmission quit. John Kruger, new to off road racing, but experienced in some other areas, showed that experience by leading Class 2 for the first lap. He was second on lap:two, but then lost his motor because, we're told, he "ran too long on a flai: tire" on lap three. Albert Arciero, driving Larry Minor's beautiful Oldsmobile in Class 2, had varied troubles. WHY AREN'T ~ou.,.,., .I ♦•♦ ♦ A DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS U.P .S. EVERY MONTH TO YOUR DOOR YOU PAY NO SHIPPING CHARGES GET ALL THE RACE AND . RALLY NEWS FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Contact Page 40 DUSTY TIMES 5331 Deny Avenue, Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-5600 First, his rear torsion bar suspension packed it in when the · bars jumped off the rollers. They fixed that by creating a sort of cage to hold things on the track and the car went on. Then they lost the oil pickup and got that fixed. But on lap three their transmission broke. Minor is excited about the car, which was racing for only the second till)e (it never got to race at Riverside, although it did practice). He feels it 's getting better each time. Dick Young also had his trick two seater out for its second race. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison NO divisional stewards, NO divisional championship, NO SCCA Rally Board. By the time you read this, a decision from the SCCA Board of Directors will be made. Stay tuned for results. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! First 1986 CRS event is the Carlsbad Rallycross, Sunday,_ February 2 at the Carlsbad, CA, Raceway. Park insurance fees are rising fast. Estimate $10.00 raceway fee, $20.00 rallycross entry, $20.00 CRS membership fee. ·Navigator not required, and possibly not allowed because of insurance restrictions. Registra-tion 9 to 11 a.m. Take Interstate 5 south, exit at Palomar Airport Road, travel east past airport, .watch for Raceway sign and enter. Call Chris Dier! at (213) 548-4451. . The V-6 powered car flattened Our CRS Awards Banquet· is two tires by the time it got up scheduled for Saturday, January into Beer Bottle pass and was out 11 at Griswold's Restaurant and of spares. Not everyone has the Motel, 555 West Foothill big size tires they use in the pits, Boulevard, Claremont, CA. so Young's crew had to send a Take Interstate 10 to Indian Hill, truck out to take a tire up to the travel north to the corner of car. The truck brok~, and Indian Hill and Foothill. Or CARSON CITY someone had to be sent to rescue .check yqur handy map. RALLYCROSS it and continue the delivery of Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner at the tire. 7:15, finished at 11:00 p.m.' Snow on the mountainsk, They finally did get it to the There is a bar and dancing area clouds across the sky, a bris race car, and it completed one nearby, at Griswolds, for late- breeze and a perfect winter day lap. We later heard that the race night partying. For motel room created the backdrop for the final car had run out of gas out on the reservations call (714) 626-event on the California Rally course, but aren't cer.tain about 2411. Those on a budget, call me Series calendar for 1985. The that. At any rate, it did only the (7l4) 736-l442 and we'll make place was Carson City, Nevada, other arrangements. CoSt for the time was the Sunday after the one long lap. dinner is from $12 to $18, Dave Mansker did two nice including tax and tip. A bar is final SCCA Pro Rally of the year laps, running fifth in the huge available in the banquet room; out of Carson City. Joined by 1/2-1600 class. Then his co-drinks cost extra. 1985 SCCA Production Champ driver, Joel Stankaukh, got his Have you an amusing rally Doug Shepherd and his navigator chance and, bingo, off goes a anecdote? A joke to play on an Linda Wilcox, in the Dodge ·wheel. Dave tan out to rescue unsuspecting ralliest? A special Omni GLH, and the Internatiofr- . him and Joel decided he wanted "award" you want to present? al team of Tajima anti. Sudo, to get his, chance to drive, so they (heh, heh) You can be included Nissan, sixteen hardy rally teains put the wheel back on and off he on the banquet program. Give showed up for the Rallycrq~,s'. . went. But the threads were me a call. The competitors faced the" stretched and the wheel wouldn't Congratulations to Scott · incredible paved .Virginia Cit{''-stay on. Child for clinching the National Hill Climb twice before heading ,1 R H I d S Z Divisional Driver's award at over .toward two· d·,·rt stages· at ay a ey an . cott immer-d d h db r h POR last month. Scott haule his McClellan H,·11 west of Carso'n man sai t ey stoppe e10re t . e guy in back of them did. Their truck through some monStrous City. Ice_ pa!c.~ef . o,.·n,·. th~ p,~,v~<i. d cl I I G I roads and wet weather condi-h1'll created a·•rew'· Y... r'o'ble· m ·· s "or· 1/2-1600 i on y one ap. a e h I PR 1, 1,1 11 k h d R h h tions in a toug nationa O contes·tants, p'ush,·ng t·he,·r Pi e a a new amc arger, wit R II h p OR 1 · h b 440 B h f a Y, t e · · ···.on Y eig teen already tired rally• vehicles up the a ig motor. ut is rant finishers. Giving him -tough• en:d broke 40 miles into lap one. competitiop ,wrr.e CRS teams: steep incline. f . cl d ... Steve· Brown got to a. hoJs::. the Watanabes in their Class A --~ The.'team .o Tajima anu.Su. o · before the dry lake on· lap one, Toyota, Chad DiMarco _premier- awed the crowds with their one-and stood his Bug up on its nose. ing his Subaru in the GT class, of-a-kind Nissan right hand drive He said to himself, "Oh, it's o.k., and Ramon Ferryros, who rally car. Once it started, it it'll just come back down on its fought car demons as well as the seemed to hug the course like a wheels in a minute." But it course. Truly a remarkable slot car in its track. They won the didn't. Instead it went over, California rally group. We're event overall by nearly a minute. sideways, and hard, knocking the proud of your c_ontribution in Richey and Howard Watanabe wind out of Steve, flattening a the national events in 1985. nailed second in theirToyotajust tire, and bending his spring plate, Many received a letter of three seconds faster than Scott b I cl l Th concern for theSCCA Divisional Child in his Chevy pickup. stu axe an trai ing arm. e Series. The letter from brakes were messed up too. p I · b Shepherd and Wdcox were k N h d cl h. ennsy vania was unsigned, ut rourth, ano·ther 2·1 seconds do· wn Mi e . esmit i somet mg h d r 1 1, k h h Cl 8 a pertinent in1ormation. . and only' one more second out, pretty tric y w(t is ass Th · · · h truck, but no one was quite sure ere is strong opposition to t e Gornik and Prentiss were fifth in h h h Divisional Rally Program, 2. The a VW. Just ·f,·ve m·ore seconds exactly" w at. It's certain t at e Board of Directors is generally did go off the side of the unaware of rallx problems, behind in a tie for sixth were mountain and end up stuck in a ralliests, what ralliests do in Lindfors and Steinmetz, hole in a bunch of rocks (some competition, and what they want . Plymouth, and Blagowsky and said, "boulders"). This was on from SCCA. 3. Because the Morgan, Dodge. the first lap and it took him about divisional. series has not required CRS stock class winners were two and a half hours to get out· membership, member estimates Hynynen and Heuring, a CRS and get goin5 again. The right are low. Some claim there are open class' went to the side of his truck was badly_ only fifty active SCCA divisional Watanabes, who shrugged at the rumpled from front to rear, and ralliests in the USA. 4. There superstition of wearing number his passenger window was may be NO divisional rallying, 13. It isn't unlucky inJapanese! broken. Weneversawtheother r·•'--•---~---------~----, side. He did one more lap, also longish, and then retired. I Greg Heinrich,, in Class 5, I somehow got silicone in his I needle and seat, and was out on the second lap. And Jim I Zupanovich, in Class 10, lost a I circlip from an axle, and the axle I disengaged from the c.v. Jerry Penhall, who got · his I Class 2 car into the lead gave it to I Kent P£eiffer on the third lap and I Pfeiffer got about 20 miles and I the motor locked up. And, t~at was that. I See you next month. I January 1986 M ·o V 1.N G ., Please, notify us four weeks BEFORE moving. Place our address label in the space provided ■ and print your NEW address. DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave. Suite D Agoura, CA 91301 New Address (Please ·Print) Moving Date ___________ _ Name---- - ------ ~--New Address City --- -~----- - ---State ____ _ Attach DUSTY TIMES Label Here .Zip _____ _ Dusty Times

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The Sun World SNORE Blackjack 100 Photos: B.C. Janis Flying high Rob MacCachren won the race overall in his 1-1600 and Rob also won the points series, worth a neat five thousand dollars for the season. Bradley, Jr. at 2:41.47. Just 11 · Walker covered three laps in seconds behind in ~ixth overall, 2:40.58. Californian Craig Fred Bc~udreau was fourth in 1-2-Drufee managed only four laps in 1600, followed in less than two Class 10. He went fast while he minutes by Herman Salaz, fifth in was moving, but his short course the 1600 31ction. The last of the car ran out of gas, even though he six lap finishers was Ronald stopped often for fuel to fill his Kent, who was second in open too small desert racing tank. class. The 1986 SNORE Series Aaron Hawley slides to.a stop at the finish line in a cloud of dust. Hawley drove his Raceco to second overall and first in The Challenge: class, three starts February 22 with the strong, had only tour laps to do Bottom Dollar race. Plans are for for an official finish. Tony six points races in the year, all Howerton won that title, about 200 miles long on multiple lap 26 minutes ahead of Larry courses. Five of the six events Garban, who also covered four will count for a driver's total year laps. The lone 5-1600 of Tom end points. Class 1-2 combined. · The Southern · Nevada O ff Road Enthusiasts ended their 1985 season late in November with a 100 mile race in the Las Vegas area. The Sun World SNORE Blackiack 100 brought O U! .a total of 20 starters who faced six laps of typical southern Nevada terrain on a bright and suiiny day. ··· This is a real cash paying victory in SNORE. MacCachren took home a cool five thousand of the ten thousand dollar points fund for his overall points victory in SNORE's 1985 series. Winning combined Class 1 It was a good day for young Rob MacCachren in his Valley Performance 1-1600 racer. Rob turned the six laps in 2:26.08 to wini,pe b ash overgll and win the seven car class by eight.and a half minutes. Rob also won the season points title, the high point man in any class for tht year. . and 2 was Aaron Hawley in a Raceco, finishing his six laps just a couple of minutes behind MacCachren for second overall. Second in 1-2-1600 and third overall with a time of 2:34.46 was Ken Freeman, Jr. in a two' seater, closely followed in half a minute by Brent Bell in a Bunderson, who was fourth overall. First in Class 10 and fifth overall honors went to Tom Craig Durfee brought his California based Ultra Stock to Larry Garban gets a little sideways in his Challenger car, the desert, but he kept running out of gas with the small but he did cover the four laps required to claim second tank, and was thir(j in Class 10._ piace in the category. Tom Bradley Jr. sails over the desert en route to the victory in Class 10, fifth overall, and Bradley was the only finisher in the class. Digging out of a ditch, Ken Freeman, Jr. had a good run, finishing second in Class 1-2-1600 and a remarkable third overall in the race. Tom . Walker lost some of the body work, but he carried on through three tough laps to claim the victory in Class 5-1600; he was the lone entrv. COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL A Full Set .. 12 Issues .. of the Ffrst 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 FU LL 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 DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 SHIPPED PRE-PAID VIA U.P.S. ,,,. ______________ , _________ _ 1- BAJA & STREET BUGS I FULL SERVICE .MACHINE SHOP .a • • _ f · Ql/TSTANDING PARTS& ACCfSSORIES D.EPT. ·• I REPAIRS ONA.J..L TYPES VbLKSWAGENS · . . I Quality Work For The Budget Minded I .1: Headquarters For The Do-l_t-Yourselfer • I CASES REWORKED - HEADS t:>ORTED & POLISHED • I CRANKSHAFTS TURNED· · RODS Rl:CON(?ITIONEO· I 1· ENGINES BALANCED -0 ENGINES REBµIL T .I I ~ --,' -___. A & D 22632 So. Normandie Ave. I I • , \ · · Q r BUGGIES- Torrance, Calif. 90502 I I, (y} . PHONE: [213] 320-0642 • ----·--------------------------January 1986 Page 41 ....

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(619) 465-3782 ~ Get Your SlllFT Together/ ~~~-,:;__,;_ ______ ...,/_ PORTIJY TRAJYSAXLES 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, callfomla 92035 ~ Doug Fortin SUPERSTITION 250 II WINNERS "MIGHTY" MIKE JULSON 1st OVERALL• 1st CLASS 10 • 1st STARTER AUG. 9, 1986 BOB RENZ -1st OPEN • JOHN MODICA -1st 2-1600 BOB HUMMEL -1st 1-1600 • JOHN JOHNSON -1st 5-1600 JOHN NEFF -1st 100 • JOHN EHMKE -1st 6 "GITI" GOWLAND -1st TRUCK A FUOPUCKER RACING TEAM PROMOTION 619-427-5759 Quick . Fuel _-uel FIiis Cells Std. FIiis CELLS ~...., ... ~ ,,,,. ""' 10925 Kalama River Road Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 962-0027 _ ARMA ABRICATIO ROLL CAGE STRUCTURES SUSPENSION SYSTEMS CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION RACE TRUCK & PRE-RUNNER DENNIS GARMAN (714) 620-1242 German Auto ~ 1436 EAST THIRD STREET POMONA. CA 91766 PART.a MANAGER JOHN PROSSER Parts · & Accessories VW • TOYOTA • DATSUN 11324 NORWALK BOULEVARD SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 90670 (213) 863-1123 • (213) 868-9393 RON METCALF ED LEKIVETZ YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR OFF ROAD ACCESSORIES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, PICK UP AND HIGH PERFORMANCE VW PARTS Dusty Times WALT LOTT 961 West Dale Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89124 702-361-5404 •Alloy Axles & Spools •Mag Dana 60's •VW Master Diffs. •VW Axles 1220 Knollwood Circle Send ·This Ad In Anaheim, CA 92801 For A Free (714) 761-2152 Catalog. OR846 ~Sae~ -~--7302 Broadway• Lemon <3r.ove, CA. 92045 • 619-589-6770 NICK NICHOLSON Owner P 0. Box 1065 • Solana Beach, CA 92075-0830 • (619) 753-3196 . Jada V.W. Service 181 . 6291 MANCHESTEa BUENA ~,-CA 90621 _ 213· 921-1785 ·714-522-4600 NEW & USEQ PARTS STREET-OFF ROAD-PREP-RACE CARS JIMCO 'ieaa-.,, p~ OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM f;30DIES ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 561-4570 - --------" O FF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10149 CHANNEL RD. LAKES I DE, CA. 92040 January 1986 JIM JULSON JACK HAEFFELIN G~~i;!.EV,;,.Y~a;:;'°~-:::=Send=$=2.=00='°'=Ca=ta=/og=:. 1o'l, ?/ti. .. ----SUSPENSION SYSTEMS OHN ACING PROOI.ICTS OHNSON HIGH PERFORMANCE SHOCkS DUAL & TRIPl£ SHOCk SYSTEMS FIBERCLASS P.O. BOX 81 LEMON GROVE, DEPT. 1 CA 92045 [619) 583-2054 60~ Y-6 2.8 MOTOR PARTS ACCUSORIES 7 Tf•• BAJA 1000 Wfmier DUSTY TIMES invites you to be a dealer. Each issue, 10 or more copies, in your shop to sell or present to your customers. It is a great traffic builder on the counter, at minimal cost. Contact DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301. (818) 889-5600 STOCK WILD Eng. & Eng. & Trannies Trannies Larrys VW Repairs (619) 365-7649 On & Off 55446 29 Palms Hwy. Road· Yucca Valley, CA 92284 4 WO Repairs • lift Kits • Wheels & Tires Used Trk. Porta • Tel. (413) 739-4111 LeDuc Off-Road ENTERPRISES 186 Baldwin St. West Springfield, MA. 01089 Distributor For: Mastercraft • Bestop Husky • Rough Country • Parker Pumper Custom Race Truck Fabrication and Roll Bors .t.l'+-"o""'"z. ~~' ~~ 0-.f STANDARD ,\~v ~\,'1 'tr Ci REBUILDS .9 e" ~~ '" "'~ ~~~-+-'v ~ ~~ /' (619) 244-3584 ~ ~t~ rt,.c./'~ 11435 Santa Fe Ave. East "'-. " Q;-~v Hesperia, California 92345 McKENZIE'S AUTOMOTIVE INC. WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTORS FOR CENTER-LINE WHEELS TECTIRA TIRES KC LIGHTS SUPER TRAP SPARK ARRESTORS CIBIE LIGHTS MCKENZIE AIRFILTERS WRIGHT PLACE DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT WESTERN AUTO TIRES 818-764-6438 818, 76!5-!5827 SWAY•A-WAY IIILSTEIN SHOCKS K.Y.B. SHOCKS BEARD SEATS HEWLANO GEARS GEM GEARS CROWN MFG. NEAL PRODUCTS RAPID COOL TRI-NIL 1294!5 SHERMAN WAY, NO. 4 NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 Page 43 ,.

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0 - MENDEOLA -RACINC TECHNOLOCY VW • PORSCHE • HEWLAND RACINC CEARBOXES (714) 697-3100 3501 FOURSOME DRIVE, LA MESA, CA 92041 o ----::, Arizona Dealer • Lola , Hewland ~ 20635 N. Cave Creek Rd., #5, Cave Creek Stage • Phoenix, AZ. 85020 Phone: (602) 569-0056 • 569-0057 FILTERS "USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your Performance Dealer Today - Oil - Fuel - Transmissions - Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc., 12414.Hwy. 99 So., DeP,t. OT. Everett, WA 98204 OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEERING 6879 ORAN CIRCLE, BUENA PARK, CA. 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 & 4 W.D. VANS & 'PICKUPS & MINI TRUCKS GABRIEL RACING SHOCKS ♦ BAJA RYOERS PRE·RUN TRUCKS. • CUSTOM SPRINGS AX.LE WORK • CUSTOM SUSPENSION NO BLOCKS_ USED • WELDING & FABRICATION Bill Montague (714) 521-2962 ORE OFF ROAD ENGINEERING Oft ......... c:.n 9720 Cozycroft Chatsworth, CA 91311 GREG LEWIN KIRK CARTWRIGHT (818) 882-2886 V THE POWER IN RACE RADIOS • 90 WATTS • SYNTHESIZED • RACE & BUSINESS USE (213) 426-7077 • NEW R0A0MASTER SERIES-50 WATTS-S499 PHONE CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL 2188 GUNDRY AVE. "SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 Page 44 P.O. BOX 323 • SEAHURST WA, 98062 (206)242-1773 Quality Products Fastener Specialists Heinz (Henry) Buchhardt (213) 633-6971 . 7022 Marcelle Street AL KEY (213) 515-3570 I PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE VEHICLES Paramount, California 90723 DOUG FREEMAN (213) 320-9584 P .O. BOX 3757 GARDENA, CA 90247-7457 Telephone: (714) 535-4437 (714) 5~5-4438 . David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place-Anaheim, CA 92805 RUSS's V.W. Recycling 3317 S. Peck Rei. Monrovia, CA 91016 (BEHIND TONY'S TRUCK WRECKING) (818) 574~1943 • (818) 574-1944 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, Ghias and 914's re ......... -~-~ ·----.:..:,__,t-.... · --Sa1e 7i ...... ~"99'1 ~ 1533 Truman Street ~ San Fernando, Ca. 91340 Phone: (818) 361-1215 ..-SCORE Canada Inc. 390 CHEMIN DU LAC, LERY, QUE. CANADA J6N 1 A3. 514-692-6171 METHANOL-NITROMETHANE-RACING GASOLINE (213) 328-3594 21629 So. Figueroa MIKE HOWARD Carson,-Galif. 98745 OPEN 9-5 TUES. THRU FRI. • 8-12 SAT. RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER Manufacturers of Quality Drive Train Compon·ents SUPER . BOOT PRODUCTS 1649 W. Collins, Orange, CA 92667 714-997-0766 If no answer 714-997-0767 Suspension Components (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 (213) 583-2404 GET INTO "GEAR" WITH THE WINNING NAME. IN TIR S , '~~o SANDERSSER~C~IN~ METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Avenue Los Angeles, California 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETICPARTICAL. . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Rick Munyon Larry Smith , January 1986 Baseball Cap: twill/mesh, one size fits all, your choice of blue, black, grey, red or yellow. $5.00 T-Shirls: 50/50, available in S, M, L, & XL, your choice of blue, white, grey, red or yellow $7.00 Patches: _1 ½" X 5", yellow with black logo. $.50 Decals: 12" X 3" black or white on i;lear. $1.00, or 26" X 5" with black, white, red or y°ellow die-cut letters. $5.00 TO ORDER YOUR "GEAR" ... please include item, quantity, size and color. and send check. money order or-MC/VISA# (Ohio resideflts add 5.5% tax) to: -M/Che)'Thompson Mic/iey Thompson~-!!!'.!~~ ~~ PERFORMANCE TIRES -~ ;o-: e7. W•"c;h~, OH 44222 Inside, Ohio - 216 928-9092 OUTSIDE OHIO - 800 222-9092 Dusty Times

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TI TECTIRA 'u1][%~ TA~~..,. rac,ng gasol,ne We sell more racing gasoline than anyone else in the west! THE WINNERS CHOICE Fact is, WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS have been used by more winning drivers and engine builders in 1985 than any other brand! Ask the top professionals before buy-ing your next cam. THE ~JEIRr Alameda County 916 687-7785 Phoenix 602 952-2575 Call us for your winning cam for street-, strip and off-road. Send THE TRAILSMAII~ TIRE & WHEEL MART BARNEY SCOTT Phone 585-3043 2225 FIRESTONE BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90002 ,M.,:TRACKSIDE Photo £nterprlus PO BOX 91767 • LOS ANGELES. CA 90009 18710 SO NORMANDIE • SUITE C •GARDENA.CA. 90248 Bakersfield 805 393_-8258 Portland 503-393-9705 Denver 303 452-5239 Riverside 714 787-8141 Hawaii 808 682-5589 Sacramento 916 962-3514 Huntington Beach 714 536-8808 San Diego 619 460-5207 LA-Long Beach 213 863-4801 Saugus 805 259-3886 Las Vegas 702 871-1417 Seattle 206 172-2917 Monterey 408 899-1010 Spokane 509 483-0076 Orange County 714 634-0845 Yakima 509-248-3271 tJ1' VOtJ~ 'SU(;. f $3 for complete 1986 catalog. VW • PORSCHE -OFF ROAD 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 Jim Ober 2" & 3" Bug Lift Kits 3" Square Back Lift Kits 3" VW Thing Lift Kit (714) 561-4080 Engine & Machine P.O. BOX 74 (213) 327-4493 Bob Fetters LAKESIDE, ca., 92040 Bob Conry (619) 741-6173 RACING PHOTOCRAPHY SPECIALISTS l(IICE TNANS BY JEFF f/EIJ)'S MICHAEL STEWART ROtVWs . TRfiNSfiXLE EN<ilNEERIN<i VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING VIDEO .. ll EFF Fl;ELB"...,,. 998-2739 98"33 Deeri·ng · Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 MICHAEL STEWART (714) 796-4122 P.O. Box 129 BRYN MAWR. CA 92318 Wright Publishing Co., Inc. Pony Express ••• At the end of the 1984 race season, Score and High Desert Racing Association announced that they would run under the same class rules for the 1985 season, and would hold these rules for two years. I won't get into the several pages of changes that occurred after the '85 rule books came out, as I am mainly interested only ,in the Class 3 changes. Class 3 started out in 1985 as a basic unlimited 4x4 clas~ with a ma~imum wheelbase of 105 inches. In the months to come, because of pressure from some of the Class 3 competitors, a rule change was printed stating that a Class 3 vehicle must run an engine of the same basic design as originally installed by the factory. Does this also mean you can replace a 304 Y-8 in a Jeep CJ 7 or 8 with a 401 Y-8? Does this also mean you can.replace a 304 Y-8 in ari International Scout with a Chevrolet 400 Y-8? It is the same basic Y-8 design. I think that upgrading a Scout 304 to a Chevy 350 or 400 is very competitive with a Jeep that more ••• TRAIL NOTES THE BRIDGESTONE SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES concluded at Carson City early last month, and a full report will be in the February issue. The series sponsor for 1985, Bridgestone Tires, and BFGoodrich each claimed two points championships out of the total of four available. Goodrich won the overall_ driver's title with the Audi Quattro team of John Buffum and Tom Grimshaw. They won overall and in open class in five of the eight rallies. Goodrich also scored the Manufacturer's prize in open class, as Rod Millen, second on driver points, won the Manufacturer's Cup for Mazda. Millen won three rallies in his 4x4 Mazda RX-7, and had a bunch of second places. Doug Shepherd won the Production Class title as a driver, and the Manufacturer's title for Dodge. Doug had a perfect season, entering seven events and winning the class in all of them in his Dodge Omni GLH, and Shepherd runs on Goodrich tires. Bridgestone's pair of victories on points came in the new Group A and in GT Production classes. Clive Smith and Harry War_d won the Group A title driving a Toyota Corolla GTS, winning five rallies m the class, and backing that with two seconds and a third. Steve Nowicki and David Stone took their second GT Production crown driving a Nissan 300 ZX. Nowicki won five events, including the finaleatCarson City. Dusty Times has undergone the same modification to a 401 V-8. Let's face it; when the average speed of an off road race is between 20 and 45 miles per hour, how much difference can the make, model and engine size have in this short wheelbase class? If the auto manufacturers want to pay contingency money to vehicles that are running factory engines, then it should be up to ·the individual car owners to decide if they want to run for that money or not. Another question for the promoters is this. When AMC introduced the Scrambler, the wheelbase limit on· Class 3 vehicles was raised to 105 inches to accommodate the new model. That length also included the large Bronco at 104.5. How about the Blazer a·nd the Ramcharger at 106.5 inches? They should also be allowed to run in Class 3? I realize that Class 14 is for vehicles that do not lay claim to any particular manufacturer. From what I've seen racing with Score and HORA, there are few if any cars in that class, and in watching some of these cars, I don't see why they cannot run in either Class 3 oi: 4, depending on wheelbase. They are competitive even though they prefer a home grown race car to the factory models. · There are a number of racers here in the northwest who are interested in running in the January 1986 Box 2260 • 2949 Century Pl. • Costa Mesa, CA 92628· (714) 979-2560 Score/HORA circuit, but are leery of preparing a car they are comfortable with when the rules change every six months. We would like to see the rules firmed up and left alone. Only factory sponsored drivers can afford to build a new car every year. Most of us have to make our race cars last five or ten years. or more. These are some of my thoughts on making Class 3 more feasible for more racers. Bob Chamberlin Tigard, Oregon I would like to subscribe to your magazine. It is not available in our state. I need information or an address of ·an east coast organization such as HORA too. I also need a rule book, before I build a car. Could you also give me an address wh~re I can purchase a Frontier 500 shirt. Don Hermann Forked River, New Jersey Subscriptions w DUSTY TIMES are $12 a year. Get all the other information from HORA,, 961 West Dale At•e., Las VeRas, NV 89124. Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer Call {818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, C:A 91301 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS A & D Buggies . ......•..... 41 A.M.S.A .................. 35 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . . 5 C.O.R.E ............ , ....... 28 Der Transaxle Shop • . . . . . . . . 18 D.J.-Transaxles ....... . ; . . . 14 Eriksson Industries • . . . . . . . . • 13 Filler Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 21 Doug Fortin Racing Transaxles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 15 JaMar Performance Products . • 32 McKenzie Automotive . . • . . • . . 30 Mikuni American Corp. . . . . . . . . 6 Neal Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 39 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . 29 Nissan Motor Corp. USA . . . Back Cover Score International • . . • . . . • . • . 7 Marvin Shaw Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Smittybilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Supercross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Summers Brothers . . . . . . . . . . 37 Super Boot Products . . . . . . . . 12 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group . . . • . . . 2· Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . 26 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . • . . . . . . 11 Unique Metal Products 34 Valley Performance -Hewland ............... 33 Malcolm Vinje Racing . . . • . • . 17 Voyles VW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Page 45 ,.

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Classified ••• SELLING CLASS 7 CHAMP. John Baker's Team Mitsubishi SCORE and HDRA 1983 Class 7 Championship fleer (sold separately or complete). In-cludes: 1983 2 WD Race Truck (2) 1983 4 WD SPX Pickups: and 1984 4 WD Montero. For details and prices write 4 304 Alger St., Los Angeles, CA ~?_m,caU (818) 240-795) . _ · FOR SALE: Jeep CJ-7, 401 V-8, I B & M turbo 400, Summers Dana 60 full floater, · new 45 gallon Fuel Safe cell, Taylor seats, Lee power steering. Comes ' with new two axle trailer, tool box, tire rack, and some spare parts. $15,000. Call Kevin (602) 7 49-2529 after 5 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600 Berrien 1001 chrome moly, all good stuff. Fox shocks, Wright combos and steering rack; fuel cell, gauges, Hewland gears, 930 cvs and much more. Priced to sell ~~ call ( 4 !_4) 242-3422._ __ ~--FOR SALE: 1-1600 Berrien 1001 -1984 North Central and SODA points champ. Hatz heads and cam, Sway-A-Way, Parker · Pumper, Centerlines, Funco shifter, Wright Place, 930 CVs. Call Curt, (414) 355-5414 evenings. . FOR SALE: Baja Bug, Pro built 5 years ago as Class 5 racer. Excellent condition, ideal for beginner racer or pre-runner: 1968 California pink slip with current plates. Too many good parts to list. Choice of engines or will sell without. Will sacrifice for any reasonable offer. Call Tom at (619) 445-99.'.73. FOR SALE: 1971 Ford Pre-run truck. Street legal, full cage, ten shocks, spares, Hi-Lift jack, tool box, 100 watt stereo, racing rear springs, Chevy 350 engine, turbo 400 trans, heavy duty tow hitch, 32 gallon tank. $8500.00 OBO. Call (818) 506-8332. ! FOR SALE: Score Challenge Class 2-seat Hi Jumper. Center steering, fuel cell, $2000.00. 1-1600 Hi Jumper, rolling chassis, $600.00. Call Jeff at (805) 522-5112. paint. Raced only once in 1985. Serous inquiries only. Contact Curt Wuesthoff, days (414) 228--1400,evenings,( 414)355-5414. FOR SALE: Berrien 1001 Chrome Moly Class 1 or 10 car. Bes_t of everything. 10" wide front end and rear suspension. Power steering. Summers four wheel disc brakes, Wright combo links and spindles and arms, car set up for water pumper or VW air cooled. $8000.00 less motor and trans. Don Ponder, (314) 631-8140. FOR SALE: Class 10 Funco Hustler, 100 inch wheelbase short course car. Race ready with spares. Aluminum front beam, four wheel disc brakes, turbo CVs, ,all the good stuff. $10,500. Call (818) 574-1944 days or (818),357-7241 evenings; FOR SALE: Complete race team vehicle fleet. Class 2 Raceco, long travel Curnutt suspension FAT Type 4 motor, and all th~ latest stuff. Ready to go racing. Complete Class 2 Raceco Tandem used as pre-runner. Lots of spares including engine and trans. One eight foot box van truck and one double axle trailer. Would like to sell the entire package. Serious inquiries only to Raceco, (714) 535-4437. · FOR SALE: Frontier 250Video, VHS or . Beta. $39.50. Also available, the Mint 400 or the Fireworks 250. One hour of full race coverage. Michael Stewart Off Road Video, P.O. Box 129 Bryn Mawr, CA 92318 or call (714) 796-4122. FOR SALE: 1979 7S Isuzu/Luv FOR SALE: New Frisk/ AMI Class 2 or 10. 118 inch WB chassis. Complete with alum-inum body, Wright coil over front end, fuel cell, 24 inch rear travel, Summers Brothers arms set up for Type 4 or Porsche 91 i engine. CaU AMI, days {619) 693-8355 or evenings (619) 942-0351. $9500 or best offer. FOR SALE. J imco Class 10 or 1 single seater. 117 inch WB, 17" rear wheel travel, Wright ·coil· over front end, disc brakes, all the best - state of the art. With windshield, less engine and trans, $7500. Call Mike (619) 561-4570. FOR SALE: New Class 7, 7S, 7 4x4 Ford Ranger, 1986 race truck. Complete cage, Summers Brothers rear end, all aluminum and fiberglass mounted. This truck is an updated version of the '85 Firecracker 250 winning 7S of Douglas _ Brothers/Scoop Vessels. Call AMI (619) 693-8355 days, or (619) 942-0351 evenings. WANTED: Factory supported Class 7 S race team with all major sponsors for 1986-87 needs partner for driver-rider. Approx. $7000 gets you one third ownership of truck, assets, par.ts, tires, shocks, maintenance of vehicle already paid. We need help in race support and driving. Sakes Alive Race T earn, Box 1622, El Cajon, CA 92022. FOR SALE: 1984 Parker 400 ..yinner! Raceco with the best of everything. Brand new Type IV motor, new Hewland box, ring& pinion, Geise diff...UMP power steering, Super Boot drive train and stubs. Parker Pumper and many extra parts. New shocks, C. V .s, axles, etc. Spare race wheels and tires. Sell with H.D. Tandem Trailer, w/rack, bike rail, new'tires. Call Bill Herrick in Parker, AZ (602) 669-2681. FOR SALE: Very competitive class finisher, 2-1600 ORC, race ready. 14n rear travel, fresh engine and transmission, the best of everything. UMP, Beard, Bilstein, Neal, Wright, Dura Blue, Flame Out, Super Boot, Pumper, 20 gallon fuel cell. Would like to sell complete for $12,000.00, or less some items for BIO. For details call John, week days (213) 834-1133, evenings (213) 831-5841. Trailer available. · truck. 1983 HDRA second FOR SALE: Class 1-1600, less overall points. Good condition, motor. Fox Shocks, Combo Summers, Sway-A-Way, Rancho spindles, power steering, FOR SALE: Class 10 Pro Tech, ' Fuel Safe, Goodyear equipped. aluminum body, windshield, Scott Taylors 1984 car. Taylor Extra engine, trans and many Hewland, Turbo CV, Neal, motor and cam, 091 trans, Sako spare· parts. $8500 OBO. Call Parker Pumper, lots more. One carrier, Hewland gears, combo · Tom after 5 p.m. at (818) 367-year old, $4800. Call Ken (805) spindles, power steering, fresh 1634 · · 5_8_4_-0_5_5_9_. _______ _ · , , ~ - I . Sell or swap :yo~r extra parts and pieces in I ; DUSTY TIMES. I II Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5 .00 for use of black II and white photo, or a very sharp color print. I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and I I subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. • I I I I --------------------~-~---I I _____________ ___c_ __ _:___:__________ I I _____________ _c_____________ I I I I --------------------------: I -----~--------~-----------I I --~----------------------- I : Enclosed is$ -----(Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. : I Name --------~---------------------I I ~m -1 Address --~----------------Phone_______ DUSTY TIMES I I 5331 Derry Ave., Suite ci I · City ------~--~---,-------State A0oura, CA 91301 I I _____ Zip_______ .,, I Page 46 January 1986 FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000 S. Like new condition. With or without Hewland tranny. Many extra parts, shocks, spares, etc. Beautiful paint job, raced five times and kept in garage ever since. Complete car without motor would make a great Class 10 car. Call Bob Shepard (602) 831-1920. FOR SALE: Super competitive 2-1600 race car. Berrien 2001, chrome moly chassis, ,all the good stuff - Bilstein, Wright Place, Neal, Summers, UMP power steering, Centerlines, etc. A winning car!! $7500 less engine and trans. Call Probst Off Road Racing, Inc. Days ( 815) 485-7223 or evenings, (815) 485-4691 in Illinois. FOR SALE: 1-1600, Wright Steering, Neal brakes, JaMar steering brake$, Super Seat, Jackman wheels, Warn lights, new paint. $2500 less engine, otherwise complete. Photos on request, call Rick -(206) 883-6558 or write to 3100 142nd Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA 98007. FOR SALE: Ascot III two seater. 109. WB, Wright front end, 5 inches wider than stock, six inches wider in rear. Fox Shox, bus trans w/ Hewland, Parker Pumper, fuel cell, Class 10 motor. $5500. Call Rick Boyer (805) 397-7275, (805) 393-6350. . FOR SALE: Jeep CJ on &hortened Blazer frame. Full cage, harness, nets, laydown seat, tilt wheel, ATL fuel cell, 10 shocks, Rough Country, Rancho, KC, American wheels; Armstrong tires, Turbo 350. Raced twice. Class 4 or good mud hogger. Less motor, $3800. Also 1980 Honda XR 250, $500. Call Rick Grove, (815) 723-1622. FOR SALE: 1962 VW Convert-ible, fresh 1835 engine, eight shocks, litt kit, strong and reliable. $3995- firm. (213) 545-1945. FOR SALE: "Timerider", Class 8. Race ready, built by Precision Preparation, absolute best of everything. Louie Unser engine, Art Carr, 16 custom valved _Rancho shocks w/reservoirs, Summers Bros. rear end, etc., etc. Spares included. Winner Baja Int., 3rd overall 1985 Score/HDRA points, Class 8. Call for details. $32,000 complete, $27,000 less engine. Randy Salmont, Timerider Racing, (213) 432-4808 or (213) 459-3304. Dusty Times

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BFGOODRICH 6-50 CLUB Corky McMillin. Wins the Gold By Jean Calvin Gold medal winner Gorky McMillin drove his Chenowth to the Class 2 victory and third overall at the Baja 1000, taking the 6-50 points lead at that time. Jack lrv!ne noses his Raceco over a lump in Baja. Jack won the Baja Internacional and the Parker 400 m the Class 1 0 Raceco, and the silver in 6-50 points. The desert season is over, .the points have been tallied, and the BR:,0odrich 6;50- Glub honors will be bestowed ~n January 11 at the Score/HORA' Awards Banquet. 1985 featured more drivers from a wider variety of classes than ever before, and there may be. more of you out ther.e, a driver of record, and over 50 years of age, but your age is unknown to us. One thing the handy dandy computer scoring does not provide is the ages of the drivers,,so if we missed anyone this year, we are sorry, and we hope to have a better method for 1986 of finding the over 50 guys and gals eligible for 6-50 points. Corky McMillin is the top guy this season, . earning the gold medal for the second time. Support Team Register. We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and dou-ble 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 Gregg Symonds, President 6004 Chesebro Road Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-6950 (home) CORE Jim Branstetter, President 17453 Runnymede Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 705-8183 Radio-FM-173.375 F.A.I.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Wayne Morris, President (714) 996-7929 Sandy Davis, Secretary (714) 772-3877 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn Harbor & 91 Freeway Radio-FM-150.860 Dusty Times . JIMCO Tom Copper, President 2958 Holly Road Alpine, CA 92001 (619) 445-9973 LOS CAMPEONES Malcolm Vinje, President 476 West Vermont Escondido, CA 92025 (619) 292-0485 (home) (619) 743-1214 (work) Radio-FM-152.960 MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon Hills Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 (home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Crescents, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month - Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955 (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 Corky also won the first series in 1981, and then it was the 5-50 Club, using only the five Score desert races for points. Corky and his son Scott ran all nine points counting events in 1985 and they finished every one of them except the Mint 400, well into the top ten in Class 2. Since only six events count for 6-50 points, Corky had to discard his Mint DNF, and his points from a fifth at the Frontier 500 and a seventh at the Laughlin Desert Classic. His official total is 310 points, and we congratulate Corky McMillin for winning the gold twice _in five years. The silver medal winner is Jack Irvine, and Jack did it the hard way, competing in only six of the points counting events. Jack and co-driver Kit Trenholm won Class 10 at both the Parker 400 and the Baja Internacional, had a second at the Frontier 250, and other top finishes. Jack was fourth last (ear in 6-50 points, just out o a medal, and we congratulate him on the silver medal, with 295 points. Taking the bronze honor~ is trucker Vernon Roberts, who also ran all nine eligible events. Vern and his crew in the Class 4 Jeep Honcho had a string of thirds and a pair of seconds for a total of 236 6-50 points, and we congratulate Vern on winning the bronze medal. Last year Class 3 Jeeper Marshall Mahr earned the bronze, so maybe one year we will see a trucker move up to the gold in 6-50 standings, PAINTER HAT Great for pit workers - one size fits all • but very large heads -Nifty for children too - $2.50. Henry Arras, with his son Eric co-driving the 5-1600, competed in the first six eligible races, scoring a pair of wins and a second place to end the year with 213 points, fourth in the standings. Also in Class 5-1600, Andy Devercelly ran just four series events, and he took a · victory at the Mint 400, a pair of thirds and a seventh for fifth in points with 211. Jim Temple started out strong in his Raceco, competed in eight events and gained a lot of points for the Class 2 Mint 400 and overall victory.Tempie is sixth in 6-50 standings with 204 points. Driving a Class 5 Baja Bug, Stan Parnell raced in six events, won the last one at the Frontier 250 and moved into seventh in points with 173. One time leader in the series, Gene Hightower had a few DNFs in the eight races he ran in the Class 3 Jeep. Gene and Kirby Hightower won three times in the season and Gene is eighth on points with 172. Another strong first half runner, Frank Snook had a couple of DNFs, won at Laughlin · overall and in Class 1, and Frank ended up ninth with 1 71 points. Taking tenth in 6-50 standings, Bob Renz also competes in Class 1 and he tied with Snook at 171, with his highest finish second in Nevada last month. Rounding out the top twenty in points are Dave Girdner, Challenge Class, 163; 1984 gold medal winner Danny Letner, Class 2, 128; and Class 8 trucker ~ill Howard with _J_Q6 points. Len Newman drove his Class 2 Bunderson in six events for 85 points, and Edward McLean drove in both Class 5 and Challenge Class to earn 81 points. Despite mechanical glitches all year, the man who started the 6-50 club, Gregg Symonds, earned 80 points in his Class 1 Raceco. Class 8 driver Stan Gilbert ran only twice in 1985, but he gained 69 points. Mike Leon competed only in the two Mexican events in Class 7 S, won one and also has 69 points. Trying the desert three times in series events, Jack Woods got his Class 2 into the top 20 with 60 points. Marshall Mahr drove his Class 3 Jeep only at the Mint 400, where he finished second, and Mahr has 58 points in 20th spot. For the record, the winners in 6-50 points are Corky McMillin, 1981, Clark Gillies, 1982, Bruce Jones, 1983, Danny Letner, 1984, and now Corky McMillin again in 1985. All but Bruce Jones, who drove a 5-1600, earned their points in Class 2. Over 60 drivers are on 'the 6-50 Club list. If space permits we will publish all the names we have in the next issue. If you are not on the list, are over 50 years of age, and are the driver of record, drop us a card here at DUSTY TIMES, and we will add you to the list. The season starts again soon with the Parker 400, and you will all start fresh on 6-50 points for the 1986 season, which in general will include the same nine desert event. DUSTY TIMES. COVER UPS ALL WEATHER COVERALL Neck to ankle protection against heavy weather -made of water shedding, paper based fabric - will last through many wet race weekends if washed gently. One size fits all adults except N.F.L. sized men. $8.50. SAFARI HAT Protects tender necks from the sun -All cotton bill makes the Safari Hat com-peletly washable. Sizes S, M, L, XL -$6.50. To order send check or money order to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. Specify size on Safari hat. Be sure to include $1.50 for shipping and handling. California residents add 6.5% sales tax. .Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery. January 1986 Page 47

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