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1986 Volume 3 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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Early in 1985, two all-new,·and very potent, Mazda B2000 race trucks made their debut in the no-quarter-given world of off-road racing. The results, as they say, speak for themselves. Campaigned by Glenn Harris and the California Gol9-~acing 1:ean:1, the 270 horsepower,_13B rotary-powered short-course B2000 finished third 1n the 1985 Grand National Sport Truck Class Manufacturers' points standings. And the. 210 horsepower piston engine Class 7S desert truckproved its mettle by capturing second place finishes at such grueling events as the Mint 400 and SCORE World Championships. · If this kind of first-season record makes you wonder what's in store for the 1986 season, stay tuned. Because you'll be seeing two new B2000s running in even more short-course and desert races. And with a flight schedule like that, you can be sure 111;,:az~ the skies will be anything but friendly. ....... ...,._. Mazda's rotary engine licensed by NSU-WANKEL.

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Volume 3 Number 3 March 1986 In This Issue ••• FEATURES PAGE Score Parker 400 ra -Anaheim Super Cross ............................. . MTEG at the Hoosier Dome ......... . ............. . 1986 Paris-Dakar Finale ........................... . MTEG at the Silverdome ......... ................. . 1985 A.D.R.A. Awards Banquet .................... . F.O.R.D.A. at the Tampa Fairgrounds ............... . 54th Annual Monte Carlo Rally ... . ................ . 12 24 28 32 36 39 40 42 43 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow" Associate Editor Richard Schwalm Controller John Calvin Contributors Darlene Bozeman Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenberg Horner Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David R yskamp Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services - . -THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF 5C()RE CANADA ANDJii,-e 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 I :~ Carlsbad Rallycross ............................... . . DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Soap Box -Off Road Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes ...................... -................. 4 Stan Parnell's Action News ........................... 5 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 10 Weatherman Radio Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Pit T earn Reports & Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Califoria Rally Series ............................... 44 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Los~rs by Judy Smith ........................... 51 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ON THE COVER-The beautiful Razo Racing Class 5 Baja Bug flies over the desert en route to the victory at the Score Parker 400. Driven by Max Razo in California and John Johnson in Arizona, the Jimco built, state of the art Class 5 car led the class through all but one time check during the race. While all winners are happy after a race, the Razo T earn members were the most happy winners seen in the desert in many a moon. The entire team camped out in front of the awards location three hours before the awards were scheduled to start, to be sure they didn't miss anything. Color Photography by Harold Crawford of T rackside Photo Enterprises. I\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! D 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-----------------------------Reflecting the mood oi many folks at the Score Parker 400 is this style T-shirt. At most desert locations for major off road races in the southwest, the local Bureau of Land Management officers are more than helpful to the race organizers and participants. In recent years the group that control the lands used for the Parker 400 have been quite the contrary, throwing up every possible obstacle in their power in an attempt to do away with the classic race t_hat brings so much business to the town of Parker, Arizona. By the way the T-shirt was sold out quite early in the weekend. Photo by Trackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of humorous racing incidents, woes on the course, or a spectacular from short course events on this page each month. Send us your photo of somethmg comic, a mechanical disaster, or anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stam_ped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5 x·? or 8 x 10 will be considered for publication. • Address·-------------------------City State _________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S.• Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) Dusty Times March 1986 Page 3

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Soap ·aox ... Two Views on the Latest Federal Land Grab Scheme ITEM: Legislation to place 9.4 million acres of Southern California desert under the protection of the federal park system has been introduced by Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA). Crnnston's California Desert Protection Act would cover more than 14,000 square miles of federal lands in four counties. The bill would create a new Mojave National Park of m~re than two million acres and would add millions of acres to existing national parks at Death Valley and Joshua Tree. Another 4.5 million acres under the control of the Bureau of Land Management would be desig-nated as protected wilderness. Cranston said creation of the new ·parklands would not cost any money because the land is already under the control of federal agencies. (Los Angeles Times, February 10, 1986) A good deal of the proposed new wilderness areas are in areas where existing off road vehicle preserves are located. ED. OFF ROAD ALERT DESERT WILDERNESS SOUGHT For the past 25 years, preservationists have been successful in seeking legislation to close millions of acres of public land to off road vehicle recreation. Most recently, the California Wilderness Act of 1984 closed 1.8 million acres, and 1240 miles of ORV trails. The day that Act passed, preservationists proclaimed it was "not enough" and vowed to seek more. In February 1986 Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) intro-duced legislation to designate a substantial amount of B.L.M. land as wilderness, turn the East Mojave into a National Park, and change the B.L.M. management directives to severely inhibit ORV use. The background for this legislation was provided to the Senator by the Sierra Club, most notably by Regional Vice President Jim Dodson and Desert Committee Chairperson Judy Anderson. It was expected that they attended the introduction of the legislation in Washington, D.C. In a related issue, the preservationists have asked the Congressional Committee on Public Lands, chaired by Congressman John Seiberling, to hold hearings in California on the "mis-management of the Desert by the Bureau of Land Management." Their request claims recurring problems related to recreation, especially ORV activity, violate the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976. Sieberling, you may recall, was the key supporter of the Wilderness Act. Preserva-tionists continue to assert that off road vehicles are devastating the desert, destroying rare plants and wildlife, and the "visual resource" of the desert (scenery). Page 4 The lands surrounding Red Rock Canyon State Park are a particular target, including Iron Canyon and Nightmare Gulch, two immensely popular ORV scenic routes. One tactic the preservationists are considering is legislation to force transfer of this area from the B.L.M. to the State of California, where it will become a State Park, and closed to ORV use. COR VA and the Phantom Duck Club urge that letters be sent to legislators saying, "Please oppose legislation to designate B.L.M. land as wilderness, establish new National Parks, and change land management provisions or transfer manage-ment of public lands from federal to state jurisdiction." First write to: The Honorable Alan Cranston, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510. You should tell Senator Cranston you oppose this legislation, and ask that it be withdrawn or amended to remove impacts to existing and future ORV supported recreation. Your next letters should be sent to your Member of Congress, at House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Your final letter should go to: The Honerable Pete Wilson, U.S. Senate, Washing-ton, D.C. 20510. In view of the wide spread threat to all forms of ORV use by this proposed legislation, and the proposed hearings by Seiber-ling's committee, racers and recreationists alike should make this their highest priority. Experience has taught us that your letters DO make a difference, but only if your legislators get them in timely fashion, and often, and a lot of them. DO IT NOW! Donnetta Carnagey California Off Road Vehicle Association, Inc. ANOTHER POLICE ST ATE? The Score Parker 400, 1986, presented a good example of what is happening to our freedom in the desert. Those of us who had a mechanical problem, particularly on the California side on course, met firsthand with Gestapo-like mentality from the· B.L.M. (Bureau of Land Management) Police. They handed out tickets, closed Open Areas, etc., when we tried to get to our drivers and their disabled cars. What would have happened if someone had suffered a heart attack and had to lie out in the desert in the race car for six to eight hours, because the B.L.M. Police would not let his pit crew into the area to find him? What if a driver had rolled and suffered internal injuries, but from the air it only looked as if the car was parked? We, the entrants in the Parker 400, paid a Land Use Fee to receive this "privileged treat-ment?!" The 416 entries that left the starting line each paid a $25.00 Land Use Fee and that equals $10,400.00. Plus that sum, other fees were paid by Score International for one day's use of OUR OWN DESERT! . Now I read in the paper (see above) that our California Senator Alan Cranston has proposed a giant take over of the desert, creating a bigger Police State. Specifically he proposed that 14,000 square miles in four counties be made into a Federal Park, called Mojave National Park. More bureaucracv! What can we do? · 1. Vote Senator Alan C ranston out of office. He is no friend of ours! 2. Write to your Congressman and to your Senator expressing your opinions on the issue. In these times of "Over-Budget" spending, we don't need a larger B.L.M. or a Police State. The Fish & Game Department also falls into this same category. Tell them you won't support their policies which continue taking the desert away from the people, specifically those of us who off road race, or camp out, or just enjoy recreation in the desert! Arizona and Nevada elected representatives. should be included in your letters, as well as those from California. 3. Write to your State Representatives also, repeating the things you told your Federal Representatives. Your vote should count! 4. Join C.O.R.V.A. They pay a lobbyist in Sacramento to lobby for off road interests throughout the state of California. How much racing or camping do you think we will be able to do in a two million acre Mojave National Park? 5. When you are in the desert to race or to play, set a good example. Clean up your trash, taking out what you brought in, and more if you find it. If you are pre-running a race course, use caution at al I times. You may not be the only one on the trail. Do not chase your driver on the race course on race day. Respect other people's property. Use good judgement when retrieving your racer from the course. The chaise is yours. WRITE NOW, OR WALK LATER. It could happen sooner than you think. Don't let the other guys "MAKE YOUR DAY." Gregg Symonds · Class 1 owner/driver DUSTY TIMES agrees com-/Jletely with the letter writing campaign to save what desert we have left for recreation. This is an election year, and Senator Cranston, among others, is u/J for re-election. The cmly thing that gets the attention of any politician is MAIL, and they often tiote according to the volume of mail they 1;et on a particular issue. Take the time to do it,· and do it now! As always, we welcome comments from those whose views oppose ours, and we will print them. But we firmly sup/Jore the ri1;ht of anyone in this country to enjoy the great outdoors on public lands whose very management is supported by our taxes. Face it, how many /Jeople do you see in any weather hikin1; in the Mojave Desert? It is only throu1;h ORV use that the ordinary person can enjoy the desert-[ ar from the roar of Interstate traffic. March 1986 Trail Notes ••• THE MINT 400, coming soon on May 8 to 11, will be a bit different from the past events. The race is being staged and promoted by the High Desert Racing Association , and it is one of the eight points counting events in the Score/HDRA Series. All competitors will be required to be members of HDRA, and all vehicles must be in accordance with the current rule book. Tech Inspection and the Contingency Row will still take place on Fremont Street on Friday. The race course will still consist of four laps of approximately 100 miles each. New items include a new course, similar to the 1974 Bonnie & Clyde route. The start/finish will be at Sloan, NV, 17 miles south of Las Vegas, and the course will stay on the east side ofI-15. There will be ample room for pits and spectators. The new areas incorporated into the course will_ make it an extremely challenging run, but without the sustained ·torture of the silt beds north of Las Vegas. The drawing for starting numbers will be on April 9, 1986, and a herd is expected to answer the call. Other news from the HORA is that the motorcycles will no longer be included in the Frontier 500. This September the Frontier 500 will be a multiple lap race rather than a point to point race, so the bikes have been dropped for safety reasons. The 1986 Frontier 500 will be a four lap event, with the start/ finish in Sloan. This course will be run west ofl-15 and will go into California. Some of the point to point romance may be gone from the race, but the logistics will sure be more simple. We predict the entry will also be much larger than last year. RACING AT THE ROSE BOWL in Pasadena, CA will become a reality on May 3, 1986. The Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group has been working on a Rose Bowl date for three years, and now the exciting idea is about to happen. Thompson says it will be the best stadium race course for off road cars ever designed, as the extra length of the floor of the bowl will provide more space. Pit access and egress will also be simple and separated. The May 3 race will be the first time that off road cars have ever appeared in the Rose Bowl. The last car race there was over 30 years ago. In fact, Mickey Thompson himself competed in midget races there back when. Mickey Thompson states that the Rose Bowl _Enterprises Committee is very enthusiastic about bringing the Off Road Championship Gran Prix to the Rose Bowl, and he also said that the Committee has been very helpful in putting this Saturday night inaugural race together. All the regular car classes, 1, 10, 7, 1-2-1600 and UltraStock will be appearing in the Rose Bowl along with the 3 Wheelers and Quads. A late flash from MTEG headquarters states that the April 26 race at the Kingdome in Seattle may include short wheelbase four wheel drive rigs. There are a bunch of such race cars in the northwest, and if a firm entry of 14 or more cars is available, in what might be called Class 14, they will have a race in the Kingdome. The same flash included the news that the March 22 date for the MTEG race in Dallas, Texas has been postponed until 1987. Myriad small details just could not be ironed out in time to promote the race originally scheduled this month. · THE SCCA PRO RALLY schedule has been revised again, happily with two spring events added to the list that originally had the first rally of th.e year in June. Other dates have changed as well, so check it out in "Happenings". New on the schedule, and now reported to be both driver and manufacturer championship points events, are the Tulip 200 out of Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 11-13, and the Nor'Wester out of Redmond, Washington on May 16-18. In deference to the world championship Olympus Rally on December 3-7, ·the Carson City Rally organizers have moved their date to November 21-23 this year. The current word is that the Olympus is SCCA sanctioned but is not a part of the national series. However, check with the SCCA on re:J.l dates for any events, because the 1986 Pro Rally circuit seems to be a constantly changing world. O ne of the biggest changes of all this year will be the lack of the familiar black and white BFGoodrich tractor-trailer at the rally events. Yep, rumored for some time, the fact is that BFGoodrich has pulled out of the SCCA Pro Rally National Series completely. No contingency, no trucks, no event support, and·no free breakfasts at the awards. Goodrich has been the longest standing and one of the strongest supporters of the Pro Rally Series, but apparently the sport has not grown enough in stature or visibility over these many years to make the support viable, and BFG has quit the game. Goodrich will, however, support the divisional series rally teams through the Team TI A Program. Call 1-800-RACE-BFG to get the details on joining Team TI A. THE A.D.R.A. has a streamlined schedule this year for their Pro car desert series. They cut the number of events to five throughout the year in hopes of attracting bigger entry numbers in the more popular events. The first desert race for cars is the brand new Western 150 on April 12. It will be held on a brand new, never raced before course, and it will be between 30 and 35 miles in length. The location, still somewhat of a secret, is said to be close to both Phoenix and California. In the past, the opening race in the A.D.R.A. series has been near Wickenburg, AZ, so this one may also be close to the resort town. OFF ROAD RACING lost one of the pioneers in the sport in February. Millard Moore died quite unexpectedly of a heart attack, just a day after attending a Score Officials meeting doing the planning of details for the Lucerne Valley event. Millard Moore and his wife Shirley were devoted to working checkpoints at desert races from day one in the sport. They introduced many of their friends around their home in Costa Mesa to the joys of working a checkpoint, long hours in the middle of nowhere, but the satisfaction of doing a good job in tough situations. Moore was one of the founders of the Score Officials Association, and he will be sorely missed by his friends and co-workers. We extend our deepest sympathy to Shirley and the entire family in this time of sorrow. THE FAST CAMEL CRUISE is an annual April affair in the desert around Indio, CA. This year the Sareea Al Jamel 4 WD Club, Inc. is holding the 32nd Annual Four Wheel Drive Cruise on April 25, 26 and 27, 1986. The three day event will consist of nor only the all day pre-planned cross country trip for four wheel drive vehicles, but also will have available a day of fun and games for the whole family, a steak dinner bar-b-que and a drawing for prizes. Camping will be provided on club owned property located in the middle of the Orocopia Mountains of southern California. This camping area is open to Dusty Times

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STAN PARNELL'S Adion News Horray for the weatherman! This year the Parker race could have been subject to rain, cold weather and more snow, for a great repeat of last year's climate. This time it began raining on Thursday morning, just as all the racers left for pre-running. By midday every pre-run vehicle was covered with mud. But, on Friday it turned out to be sunny, a beautiful day, and it continued for the rest of the· weekend. ·Whoever paid the weatherman sure did a super job, and the Score/HORA Series started in good weather in first class order. The Class 10 drivers held up their honor and proved to all the 72,850 fans at the Anaheim Stadium that motorcycle people also love to watch the high flying, fast moving, 1650 cc Class 10 cars put on a show. Last January the Stadium Motorsports group decided to test the bike fans' r~action to the four wheel flying sprinters, and the sell out crowd approved the cars as part of a regular motorcycle show. The posted purse for Class 10 was $7,500.00, and fourteen top driving stars were selected to put on the show, two heats and a feature race. When the checkered flag dropped, the test race was won by Jim Fishback,Jr. and the crowd roared their approval for more of the same in the future. all Jeepers, all year, and it borders several thousand acres of government land. Get your entry information by writing to Sareea Al Jamel 4 WD Club, Inc., P.O. Box 526, Indio, CA 92202. THE MONTREALOLYMPIC STADIUM RACE has turned into a two day event in 1986, happening this year on May 23-24, the Memorial Day holiday in the USA. Again called the BFGoodrich Autocross Championship, and conducted by Score Canada, the Montreal event has seen capacity crowds for the past three years. Last year it was over capacity with 64,000 in the Olympic Stadium. This year the organizers have opted for a two night format, Friday and Saturday night, and they have added new classes. Along with the featured Class 10, with 39 entries in the field, this year the car ranks will include Class 7 pickups, and 3 Wheelers and Quads are scheduled too. 1986 will mark the first appearance of the Class 7° MS and M trucks, racing for their share of the total cash purse of $45,000.00. Class 7 drivers will be competing for a $20,000.00 purse and one pound of gold will go to the winner. Class 10 will race for a $25,000.00 purse with one pound of gold going to the winner. In Class 7 all entries will be paid to the last starting position. Because of the difference in classes, the MS and M trucks will run together, but they will be scored separately to determine a winner in both classes. There will be a Challenge race for the gold for Class 7 trucks with a handicap starting system. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. will be taping the event, for a later air date. Entries close soon, on March 21, 1986. The fees, in Canadian dollars as are the purses, are $200.00 for Class 7 and $250 for Class 10. Get the full information fast by calling Score Canada, (514) 692-6171 or (514) 692-8887, or write to 390 Chemin du Lac, Lery, Quebec, Canada J6N 1A3. CLASS 7S DRIVERS, somewhat in shock after the mass disqualification at Parker, held a meeting on February 20, and more than a dozen active drivers showed up answering the call ,of Class 7S driver rep Mike Falkosky. While none of the people affected at Parker were trying to say their trucks were legal to the letter of the rule book, the tone of the meeting was to toss in some ideas, see how the group liked them, vote on a proposal, and if the majority favored the proposal, present it to the sanctioning bodies. The first item was the famous frame cuts, done by Ranger owners to raise the bumper height. Other brand trucks also show frame work, and after a discussion the group voted 7 to 6 to keep the frame stock. So Ford drivers will have to fill in the gaps and lower the bumpers. Next was talk about clarifying the rules on frame cross members. On many trucks a cross member must be moved a tad to install a fuel cell in the bed. Score's Chief Tech Inspector Bill Savage, who attended the meeting, said that type of fraIT)e move is OK for safety .reasons. There was a discussion on cylinder heads, with some brands having heads available a bit more exotic than stock, but still with a part number. Incorporating the update and backdate idea, the group voted 12 to 1 to keep the stock cylinder head rule. Althqugh no vote was taken, there was a good deal of discussion on engine size. For some time the limit in 7S has been 2400 ccs. At Parker the drivers found out that 2600 cc was OK in 1986. Most on hand had not been notified prior to finding the news in their driver packet at Parker, not even Class Rep Mike Falkosky. The drivers think the reason for the change is to allow the Chevrolet engine in the S-10 and Jeep pickups in 7S. They exceed the 2400 cc limit by around 100 cc in stock form. While most at the meeting favored the 2400 cc limit, they decided that the Jeeps and Chevies should be able to run. The decision was to let the 2600 cc limit live, unless the two brands show a great power advantage in races this year. The final item that was overwhelmingly approved by the vote, was a proposal to form a committee consisting of one active driver and one manufacturers' rep from each make of truck in 7S competition. With one of each, no brand would have any extra votes. This committee would discuss rules changes with the sanctioning body and be sure that all the drivers are made aware of any changes before tech inspection day at the next race. THE MOLSON CANADIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP will again include Class 10 cars amid the major entry, which is motorcycles. The car portion of the four event schedule is sanctioned by the Western OffRoad Racing Association of Surrey, British Columbia. The series kicks off May 13_ in Calgary, Alberta at the Stampede Park Grandstand. On May 17 the show moves to B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. Next comes the two days in May, the 23rd and 24th, at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. The series concludes on June 7 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario. The BFGoodrich Off Road Car Challenge Races are part of the entire series. more TRAIL NOTES on page 49 Dusty Times The inmates lost the fight and finally the warden took over. This, in essence, is what happened to the Class 7S group' at Parker. For months now, class participants have built trucks that were on the edge of being illegal, according to the rule book. Many felt if the other group got by with a certain change, they needed to make the change also. Well, the tech inspection officials had rumored that 1986 would see the rules put back in perspective. At Parker it took the form of disqualifying all the finishers in Class 7S. Some of the questioned items were radiator location, missing inner fender panels, material in the body, and actual measurements. Our word 'to the officials is Hooray. We are glad to see the rule book come back as the boss. For over four years Off Road Action News talked with Walt Lott and SNORE in Las Vegas about the idea of giving class champions and overall champi-ons jackets at the year end awards ceremonies. It was such a thrill to see Sal Fish and Walt Lott giving out jackets to the three overall points champions this year, and well des~rved it was. We also got a phone call from SNORE people saying they will be providing championship jackets in 1986. Now we are m_issing only one great boost for the sport of off road racmg, a subject I have tried to get rolling again, but with little help. We need a Hall of Fame for -all the people and companies that helped pioneer the sport we all have come to love. It needs the help of some company that might feel the class act that is a Hall of Fame would lend prestige to their efforts in the sport. Whether it be a Media Hall of Fame, who would select the deserving, or a Hall of Fame selected by the peers of the sport who would choose by a vote, it can be done very well for about $10,000 per year. But, so far no race group or manufacturer has shown any interest. The Mint 400 Race: Over the pas.t years, if you entered the Mint· 400, you received with your entry a Mint booze .bottle for that year. Later on you received a helmet bag or a nice race jacket. With the Mint Hotel cutting back on what the Del Webb Corporation will put up for expenses this year, jackets may not be in the package. I wonder if the entries could get their jacket at cost, and thereby not cost anyone. Maybe an area on the entry form could be set aside for the entrant to check if they wanted jackets,,and then the promoter could order the jackets at cost. Some folks really like that type of souvenir of the Mint 400. SCORE GREAT ·MOJAVE 250 APRILS, 1986 2nd Round of the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES Lucerne Valley, CA Drawjng for startjng numbers -March 12, 1986 Call SCORE Headquarters 818-889-9216 A Performance Tradition More off-road races are won on Bilstein than any other shock absorber. Our record speaks for itself! Winning Heritage Bilstein gas pressure shocks first appeared in America posting a win at the famed Baja 1000 in 1972. Since that impressive performance, Bilsteins have been the choice of serious off-readers who not only want to start the race -but finish it as well. Many Applications Today, Bilstein offers a variety of off-road shock applications for racing or just running on the street. From single seaters and Baja Bugs to big and small two-wheel and 4WD trucks, Bilstein delivers performance second to none. Reliable Performance Whether you're just entering off-road or have been there for years, check out Bilstein - first where reliability counts. "World leader in development of the Gas Pressure Shock Absorber." Bilstein Corporation of America 11760 Sorrento Valley Road , San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For ·additional technical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. March 1986 Page 5

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1986 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 Afril 12 Inaugura Western 150 Western Arizona July 12 Flagstaff High Country 150 Flagstaff, AZ August 30 Snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake, AZ October 18 Penasco 150 Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico December 6 Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare 'n' Hound Sonoita, Sonora, Mexico AMSA American Motor Sports Association P.O. Box 5473 Fresno, CA 93755 (209) 439-2114 March 15 California 500 California City, CA May 31 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 March 30 Phoenix, AZ April 20 Tucson International Raceway May 18 Phoenix, AZ _ CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES March 9 Glen Helen Rallycross San Bernardino, CA Info: Mike Blore (213) 425-0984 April25-27 Rim of the World Rally Lancaster, CA Info: Mike or Paula Gibeault (619) 375-8704 May 16-18 Carson Vally Rally Carson City, NV Info: Bruce Arkell (702) 882-8181 July 18-20 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ Info: Rob Cherry (602) 778-6489. August 29-31 Hawthorne Rally Hawthorne, NV Info: Bruce Arkell (702) 882-8181 October 5 Cliffs of Gorman V Rally Hungry Valley SVRA, CA Info: Gary English (714) 497-4670 November 7-9 East of Indio V Indio, CA Info: Roger Allison (714) 736-1442 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 CALIFORNIA PHONE OJWERBOUSE .• K & N FILTERS - RAPID COOL ·' , :~. · . • · TRI MIL - WELD RACING WHEELS BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE ~ HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/ V Off road Racecaf \))I" BEARD SEATS - PARKER PUMPER Parts&Acces~ot••5 . YOKOHAMA TIRES - SUPER TRAPP GEM GEARS -KYB SHOCKS - SWAY-A-WAY TRANSAXLE PARTS - KC HILITES - McKENZIE AIR FILTERS -WRIGHT PLACE -DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT - NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE SWAY·A•WAYc011, ~-R4CINC lll'Hffl S c«:IM;+Nf► I BEFORE YOU BUY-TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I 1294S_SHERMAN WAY -NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 (818) 765-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page6 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 ( 404) 927-6432 March 9 50 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia April 27 100 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia May 25 50 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia June,8 100 Miles Montgomery, Alabama June 22 50 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia July 26-27 Fun Day & 100 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia August 24 50 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia September 14 100 Miles Montgomery, Alabama September 28 50 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia October 26 100 Miles Six Flags Over Georgia November 29 250 Miles Montgomery, Alabama December 6 Annual Banquet Atlanta, GA GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Loveland, CO 80537 CORRA (303) 669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597-8239 WKR (913) 332-3402 May 11 Denver, CO · June 1 St. Francis, KS June 22 Denver, CO Ju{y 20 Denver, CO August 2 St. Francis, KS August 24 Denver, CO September· 14 Denver, CO March 1986 HDRA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361 -5404 May 7-11 Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV July 4-6 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 5-7 Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5-7 Frontier 250 Las Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION April 13 Sand Ridge Baja Gordon, NE Info: Bill Briggs (308) 282-2255 May26 Memorial '86 Dresser, WI Info: John Witt 1-800-328-4445 (HPORRA sar ction only) June 1 Dry Run Baja Frederick, SD Info: Lowell Larson (605) 329-2231 (date pending) Beaver Creek Baja Jamestown, ND Info: Skip Calkins (701) 489-3387 July 13 ·Hartford 100 Chamberlain, SD Info: Steve Miller (605) 328-5034 August 17 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD Info: Randy Juhnke (605) 223-2418 September 14 Northland Baja Bismarck, ND Info: Chuck Hale (701) 255-2789 October 25 Last Chance Baja Wall, SD Info: Jim Kitterman (605) 279-2550 HODAG 50 Information (715) 362-6550 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group _ 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 March 1 Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego, CA March 15 Astrodome Houston, Texas April 26 King Dome Seattle, WA May 3 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA July 19 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA Additional dates in California TBA MORE Midwest Off Road Racing Enthusiasts P.O. Box 181021 Fort Worth, TX 76118 (817) 577-1102 BFGOODRICH MEMORIAL DAY 100 Kevin Dawson Route 3, Box 895 Lake Geneva, WI 5314 7 ( 414) 248-8566 May 31-June 1 Lake Geneva, WI OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwater, WA 98501 (206) 754-9717 December 3-7 WRC Olympus International Rally Tumwater, WA O.O.R.R.A. Oklahoma Off Road Racing Association Larry Terry 9220 N.E. 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) Vic Brurnham Freedom Chapter President ( 405) 621-3428 April 4-6 OORRA 150 May 30-June 1 .Memorial Day 200 July 4-6 Firecracker 250 August 15-17 Freedom 300 October 10-12 OORRA 150 ORSA Randy Miller 223 El Cajon Ave. Davis, CA 95616 (916) 753-4058 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Riverfront Park, Marysville, CA April 19-20 May 17-18 June 28-29 July 26-27 August 30-31 October 4-5 October 25-26 (November 1-2 rain date) Dusty Times

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Koch buries 27 in desert. Tom Koch 1st Overall and 1st- Class 1 Jack Ramsay &Jerry Ramsay 1st-Class 1-2/1600 Michael Lesle & Cameron Steele 1st-Class 5-1600 Call Toll-Free .1-800-423-4544 It wasn't a pretty sight. The other 27 Class 1 vehicles that started the Parker 400 were left in Tom Koch's dust as he screamed across · the California and Arizona deserts to victory. He took Class 1. He took the overall 4 wheel competition. And he took them on -Yokohama Tires. A total of seven class winners were on Yokohama Tires. They · covered some of the toughest ground around. And laid to rest any doubts about their skill, their vehicles and their Yo~ohamas. Jack Irvine & Kit Trenholm 1st-Class 10 M~x Razo & John Johnson 1st- Class 5 · Rick Johnson & Gary Watson 1st-Challenger Class Mike Abbott & Fausto Parisotto 1st- Class 11 From Ca)ik)rnia 1-800-221-8744 >YYOKOHAMA From Eastern Canada 1-800-387-4924 From Western Canada 1-800-663-8464 © 1986 Yokohama Tire Cmporation

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Additional HAPPENINGS POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am Racing Inc. P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 (503) 620-0313 March 28-29 Kittitas 250 Kittitas, WA May 2-3 Horn Rapids 250 Mile Sagebrush Shootout Richland, WA May 23-24 250 Mile VORRA Race Weeks, NV June 27-28 Littlerock Forest Fling 300 Littlqock, WA August 22-23 Sundown at Horn 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 DEL WEBB's· April 11-13 Tulip 200 Chillicothe, OH May 16-18 Nor'Wester Redmond, WA June 7-8 Susquehannock Trail Wellsboro, PA Aug. 22-24 Arkansas Traveler Little Rock , AR Sept. 5-7 Rallye Michigan Battle Creek, MI September 13-14 Sunriser Forest Chillicothe, OH October 4-5 Ojibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN October 25-26 Press On Regardless Houghton, MI November 21-23 Carson City International Carson City, NV SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 ( 8 18) 889-9216 April 4-6 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 6-8 · Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico M 1 ~T CASINO·HOTEL Q DOWNTOWN (702) 387-MlNT _ Pages August 15-17 Score Off Road World Championship Riverside International Raceway Riverside, CA November 6-9 Baja 1000 Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quehec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 May 24-25 Montreal Olympic Stadium Montreal, Quebec SCORE SHOW P.O. Box 6819 Burbank, CA 91510 (818) 708-2914 June 20-22 9th Annual SCORE Show Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA 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 September 26-28 Silverdust 400 km SNORE 250 Henderson, NV November 16 Black Jack 100 SNORE-Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts S.O.R.R.P. P.O. Box 4394 Speedway Off Road Las Vegas, NV 89106 Racing Productions (702) 452-4522 Bernie Weber P.O. Box 402 April 19 Temple, Texas 76503 Yoco Loco (817) 773-3548 May 25 April 19 Twilight Race Waco Short Course July 26-27 May 17 Midnight Special Waco Short Course ·-------- -----ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF DUSTY TIMES? i;w-A number of subscribers now have two subscriptions, because they get one with their membership in HDRA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty Times. If you don't really need two copies each month, drop us a note and assign your duplicate subscription to a friend,-pit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us the full name and address with zip code, of your friend, and the mailing label from the subscription you wish to assign to them. We will take care of the paper work. 19th Annual Del Webb's MINT 400 Desert Race The world's biggest, richest and toughest off-road race Now a part of the 1986-HORA/ SCORE Championship Points Series, featuring,. an all-new race course in the desert south of Las Vegas and technical inspection and the exciting Manufacturers Row on famous Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. May 8-11 , 1986 Drawing for Starting Positions ... Wednesday, April 9, 1986 For informat:on and entry forms contact: High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 -''IL HORA HIGH DESERT RACING -ASSOCIATION Official Vehicle of the 1986 HORA Series March 1986 Dusty Times

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• Look what happens when a rally driver relies onAudi technology: . 1982 Pro-Rally Wmner 1983 Pro Rally Wmner 1984 ProRallyWmner 1985 Pro Rally Wmner John Buffum wins fourth consecutive Pro Rally title. Improving on perfection isn't easy. But that's just what John Buffum did recently at the Carson City Pro Rally. Once again, Buffum raced to victory in his turbo-charged Audi Quattro. And with his triumph captured an unprecedented fourth straight National Driver's Championship. He drove a flawless rally over the icy course, soundly defeating his archrival Rod Millen by over 3 minutes. Of course, Buffum had a little help from Audi technology. © l986Audi. You see, at Audi, we race not only to test the limits of our engineering, but to win. From what we learn in the harsh world of rallying, Audi brings proven performance to the road. For the discerning, consider the Audi 4000CS Quattro or the revolutionary 5000CS Turbo Quattro, perhaps the world's most advanced automobile. Both of which utilize Audi's unique permanent all-wheel drive for maximum traction efficiency and enhanced driver control. The same system which helped power John Buffum to victory. Only from Audi: the art of engineering. The art of engineering.

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----------~-------------- ----------------------------- -Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith The 1986 season got off the ground with a roar at the Score Parker race, which had a huge entry. But, as so frequently happens at Parker, there was a roar of another type at the end of the race, an uproar. One of those massive disturbances because of technical infractions in a limited class took over the mini trucks, and the upshot was that all of Class 7S . was disqualified and the first three finishers in Class 7 4x4 went by the wayside also. Some might say that these folks deserved whatever penalty they suffered because of their "illegal" vehicles. And that's true to a point. But we are questioning the way in which the matter was handled. As we understand the situation, the items in question on these trucks were things that could be seen as a vehicle rolled through tech. They were disqualified for things like fiberglass doors, missing . inner fender panels, pieces of doors that had been removed, details about the front bumper mount, and the like. It wasn't a matter of hidden parts like valves or cranks; these things were visible with no teardown. And some of these trucks had run that way for many races. Now, we understand that the "tech" inspection at Score and HORA races is proclaimed to be nothing more than a safety check. We are told, year after year, that the tech inspectors hear no responsibility toward declaring the cars legal or illegal befr)re the race. We wouldn't even bring up this tired old subject, but there was one disqualification, or whatever it was called, that differed from the rest. That was the case of Steve McEachren's Class 8 truck. He was told before the race, while going through tech, that his truck was illegal and would not be allowed to run. McEachren, who'd run the same truck, which he hadn't changed since, in the December Frontier 250, and had finished fourth, hadn't been disqualified at that time. Apparently there is no argument about the error in McEachern's truck. It had coil spnngswhere it should have had leaf springs, and he and his builder had built it that way because they interpreted the rules, as printed in both Score's and HDRA's '85 books, rather loosely. Or at least, differently from what was intended. The question is: Why were the mini trucks not treated the same · way McEachern was? Why, if the pre-race inspection is a safety inspection only, was McEachern forbidden to race on technical grounds? There was- a lot of conversation before the race ahout McEachern's situation, and a lot afterward about the mess in Classes 7S and 7 4x4. Even Sal Fish called it a '' horrendous technical protest'', and an "unbelievable can of worms." He announced a meeting to be held the Tuesday following the race, and we are in hopes that some sort of consistent handling of technical difficulties will be forthcoming. Anyone who has spent all the time and money necessary to build a race vehicle, no matter what class, or what degree of sponsorship, deserves direct and applicable information from the tech personnel ab~ut the legality or lack of 1t ot the vehicle, before it gets taken out on a race course and incurs further expense. Many times the car builder is at fault, at least in part, because he· relies on his own interpretation of the occasionally v'.lgue rule books and fails to talk to the tech people directly. But we often hear reports that it is difficult to get clear inf01:mation trom tech people. Simple courtesy would seem to dictate that a tech inspector, upon noticing something that looked suspect, would say, to the owner, as the car sat in tech, "Hey -that doesn't look right -you could be protested if you finish the race." Forewarned is forearmed. The owner can withdraw, or race and chance the results, or can often hurriedly fix the problem. For his own protection the racer should make it a policy to check with Score and HORA tech personnel (not the administrators) about anything new_ or different being done to a vehicle m any class with limitations. Whenever an item is really odd, it seems prudent to request a written o.k. from the technical staff, to run the car that way. This often means that a pre-race technical inspection would be neces~ry, and we rei1.]_!_ze that 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 Santa Ana, Calif. 92704 [714] 540-3686 Page 10 ~ that would be expensive and ttme consuming, but in the long run it could save thousands of dollars for the racer. We know the technical personnel can he gracious and helpful about checking vehicles before the event. But the racer must remember that these folks have their own livelihoods to attend to, and their time is often limited. They must also be treated with courtesy and thoughtfulness. It makes no sense to come at the tech staffs in an aggressive, challenging mood, as we've seen some racers do. The whole situation needs work. The tech people must -try to bring more consistency of approach to their efforts, and the racers should bear more of the responsibility for checking the legality of their race cars. Any racer who decides to try to buck the system, and run with an illegal setup on his car, then deserves what he gets in the post-race tech, and should take the penalty graciously. The Class 7S and "7 4x4 cars now all have a nice long period of time between races to get their cars tidied up. But we would have liked it much, better if they'd been able to foresee this coming, and had used the time between the end of the '85 season and the start of the '86 season, to get it wmked out. We wonder if there wouldn't have been some way to tell them in advance that it was going to hit the fan at Parker? On a lighter note, we congratulate Chuck Johnson, of Illinois, one of the Class 7S racers, on the birth of his son Eric, who was a month old at the time of Parker. We'd also like to congratulate, belatedly, Walt and Edna Lott, who celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on February 2nd, the day after the race. We were delighted to see Rick Mears at Parker. He'd had a free weekend and decided to come with Roger to see what"was going on. Rick told us he'd gone for a test ride in Roger's Nissan and was really impressed with the way it rode. He hadn't been in a desert car for a long time, and was amazed at how fast it would go over "stuff this high" -with his hand at shoulder height. Rick was walking without crutches or cane, and says his feet make steady, but slow gains. He was lookin' good. W e also talked to Joe MacPherson who reported that his son Jeff, after a year in Super Vees, had gone to New Zealand and had just won the Mondial ~eries, for Atlantic cars, there. Jeff now plans to go to Europe where he'll race Formula 3000 next year. They're the next size bigger cars. Joe says that since he started this type of racing, Jeff hasn't let a month go by without either a race or some test driving. But he is going to take a brief respite from racing to get married on March 15th. Our congratula-tions and best wishes to Jeff. Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer Call (818) 889·5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 March 1986 Additional HAPPENINGS S.O.R.R.P. continued June 21 Waco Short Course July 19 Waco Short Course August 16 Waco Short Course September 20 Waco Short Course STADIUM RACING, U.S.A Marty Tripes 228 Faxon Drive Spring Valley, CA 92077 (619) 463-0654 April 20 Glen Helen Park San Bernardino, CA June il El Cajon Speedway El Cajon, CA August 3 Glen Helen Park San Bernardino, CA September 13 Imperial Fairgrounds El Centro, CA October 11 El Cajon Speedway El Cajon, CA SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES FORMULA DESERT DOG SERIES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Gil Parker 7406 So. 12th St. Kalamazoo, Ml49009 (616) 375-1233 May 31-June 1 BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI Jeff Probst: (815) 485-7223 June 14-15 Brush Run Sprints Crandon, WI Dennis Rosa: (715) 478-2924 June 20 Santa Fe Speedway Chicago, IL Chris Raffo: ( 312) 644-6058 July 5-6 Sugar Camp Challenge Sugar Camp, WI Walt Schwalbe: ( 414) 434-9044 July 19-20 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI Dave Vandermissen: (906) 466-7494 July 26 Champaign County Fair Champ_aglle, _ IL Kent Weeks: (217) 351-1959 Coming Next Month ... July 27 BFGoodrich Sprints Decatur, IL Clark Altig: (217) 468-2460 August 3 Indiana Off Road Challenge Parragon, IN Gary Hardin: (812) 988-4783 August 30-31 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Dennis Rosa: (715) 478-2924 September 13-14 Dixie Autocross Birch Run, Ml Tom Arthur: (517) 832-3274 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 May 4 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA May 24-25 250 Mile Desert Race Weeks, NV 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 ' October 12 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA October 26 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada ( 604) 5 76-6256 ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming evenrs in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your 1986 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry At•e., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 9r3or. MTEG Stadium Racing in San Diego SNORE Bottom Dollar Badlands Baja 100 Glen Helen Rallycross A.O.R.R.A. at Tucson Speedway Swedish International Rally ... plus all the regular features Dusty Times

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iclc · ho-mpJo-n~ ~I~ • BE ON BOARD WHEN THE ... "WILDEST SHOW ON WHEELS!" GOES ON .._..._~_,,.-. THE ROAD IN 1986! SATURDAY • 7 P.M. MAY 3RDI OFF-ROAD COMES TO THE PASADENA 0 - - --· BOWL for the first time ever in the long history of the Pasadena Rose Bowl, off-road racing will invade that super spectator facility-on Saturday night, May 3rd, Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix will light up the sky and send waves of thrills through the crowd as "The Wildest Show on Wheels" takes to one of the toughest tracks yet designed to test driver and machine. The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, be there and be an eye-witness to all the super-spectactular off-road competition action lead by Roger Mears and Sherman Balch on their Nissan Grand National Sport Trucks, they'll be getting some heavy competition from teams from Toyota, Ford, Mazda, Chevrolet, and Dodge featuring the likes of Ivan "Iron Man" Stewart and the winner of the first two rounds of the O-RCGP season, Steve Millen both aboard GN Sport Trucks for Team Toyota. Those high-flying, crowd-pleasing UltraStock™ machines ("the 'Funny Cars' of Off-Road Racing) will be there too along with both the Volkswagen Super 1600s and Unlimited Single Seaters, the wild 3 and 4 wheel ATVs and the crazy Odysseys. Saturday, May 3rd promises to be a real night to remember at the Rose Bowl-a family style action spectacular that will leave 'em standing up and cheering for more! Remaining 1986 Series Events: MARCH JS April 26th * July 19th KINGDOMI L.A. COLISEUM ASTRODOME May 3rd * September 13th ROSI BOWL NAT'L ORANGE SHO * October 18th SAM BOYD SILYERBOWL -LAS VEGAS FOR EVENT ·TICKETS OR ENTRY INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOODLYN LANE, BRADBURY, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117

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THE SCORE PARKER 400 . Tom Koch Wins It All Over a Huge Field By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises T< m Koch started the new season right by winning Class 1 and overall car honors in his new Raceco. Going alone, Tom le. I at the end of all three loops, and he won by over five minutes. All the signs were there for a massive entry at the opening salvo in the 1986 desert wars, the Score Parker 400. Parker has always been a popular race with the desert drivers, and this season, with no winter race at Barstow, the troops turned out in force the first of February, burying the tiny Colorado River town in traffic jams and jammed restaurants, only a few of which are still open. The drawing two weeks earlier had been heavy, and the B.L.M. imposed entry limit of 4 25 vehicles was reached long before registration opened in Parker on the Thursday of race week. Score took stand-by entries, and, as it turned out, of the 432 who signed up, a full 416 took the green flag, so all the stand-bys got in the race. Of that number 320 started in the car classes. It was the second largest starting entry since Score began running at Parker in 1974, topped only by the 421 who started the 1980 Parker 400. Race activity began early with over 100 eager drivers signing in on Thursday evening. The troops were lined up for blocks all day Friday waiting to sally through contingency row on 'the down-town streets, and journey to the impound and the tech inspection. There was an impressive turnout of contingency donors as well, the tire companies dominating the area with their tractor-trailers and tire services dwarfing some of the regular displays along contingency row.Well after dark cars were still going through the inspection process, and this year' the weather was both warm and sunny, and happily dry all weekend except for showers late Friday night. It did look ominous early race morning, and the bike starting time was put back half an hour because the clouds were so heavy it was still dark at official sunrise. However, the first car was flagged away in sunshine at 8:45 in the morning, facing 115 miles on the California loop. From there each car entrant had two hours down time to cover the 25 or so miles to the Arizona restart. Two laps of the 101 mile Arizona loop were required for an official finish for all car classes. The time allowance of twelve hours seemed ample. Although Cali-f or n i a was reported to be rougher than usual, a good deal of freshly graded roads picked up the pace in Arizona. The course was essentially the same as in recent years, and the extra mileage listed came from First on the road for over 100 miles, the Funco of Bud Feldkamp and Ron Gardner was close, second in Class 1 and second overall in cars. A wild looking new airbox helped Larry Noel down the trail in his Chaparral, and the Arizona ace finished third in Class 1 and overall. Bob Gordon had to work hard to get ahead of his son Rob, in a similar Chenowth, but dad had a great last loop to take second in Class 2. the measurements of the HORA crew who helped mark the route prior to the race and they conducted an actual mileage check as they put up the multi colored ribbons required at Parker. New to the desert decor were numerous signs in the familiar B.L.M. brown and cream proclaiming "No Vehicles Beyond This Point", surrounding spectator areas. Whole forests of· such signs sprouted in some areas, backed up by various official types writing $40 tickets to trespassers on the public land. Parker is Letner country, and Danny Letner and Harry Bergdahl whipped the Porsche powered Raceco around the course in great time, taking the win in Class 2 by nearly ·five minutes. Jack Irvine and Kit Trenholm had the best of days in the Class 10 Raceco, and they repeated their 1985 class win at Parker, this year in a 47 car starting field. Page 12 March 1986 Dusty Times

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Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn drove hard in the O.R.E. and they finished a close second in the huge Class 10 gang, only 5½ minutes in arrears. Despite exhaust system woes in the slick bodied Raceco, Rick and John Hagle kept a swift pace and arrived a close third in Class 10. Defending champ at Parker and on points, Steve Kelley stayed close all the way in his Chevrolet, but he had to settle for second in Class 8 this year. Dave Kreisler and Jim Nobles had a few flats but still got the super long Race co pickup home in good time, third in the big Class 2 field. Walker Evans and his Dodge pickup both like the Parker course, and Evans had no real problems this year, winning handily in the 18 truck Class 8 contest. Class 1 was first away, and with Bud Feldkamp starting second off the line, he was soon first on the road. However, many of the 28 class starters were just as quick through the ditches and to the first time check at the top of Thunder Alley, about 63 miles into the race. Nick Nicholson, driving his Outlaw solo, was quickest to this point at 1:01.30, but Tom Koch, also going solo in the Raceco, was merely 24 s econds behind. The Ray Bates/Bobby Neth Chenowth was next at 1:03.10, but was destined to finish only the California leg. Bob Renz/Dick Clark·were there in just one more second in their Raceco, and Feldkamp's Funco was another 23 seconds back, followed in a minute by Gregg Symonds, whose new O.R.E. was soon to catch fire and retire. At the California finish Tom Koch had taken the lead at 1 :58 flat, but Feldkamp was just 1.22 minutes in arrears. Nicholson was third at 2:00.14, followed by Renz/Clark at 2:02.35. Frank Snook, Raceco, 2:03.06, and Ivan Stewart, Toyota, 2:05.40. Several others were within a minute or so in a very tight class battle. The first Arizona loop saw 19 Dusty Times Class ls make it to the middle-mile check o~ the leg. At the end of the first round, Tom Koth was still leading, having stopped for a refreshing shower on the two hour down time.Just 3½ minutes behind Koch was Ron Gardner, who took over the Funco from Feldkamp, and he was a mere minute ahead of Nicholson. Ivan Stewart was fourth, about six minutes back, and Larry Noel moved his Chaparral into contention, a half minute behind I van, but only a minute ahead of Mark McMillin, Chenowth. There wasn't much shifti~g around on the last loop. Tom Koch stayed out front all the way to not only win Class 1, but take the overall car honors. Only one bike covered the course faster than Tom's swift new Raceco. Koch's major problem was at the Arizona restart, when he reached for the gear lever and it came out in his hand. He flew back to the Checkers' pit, and Dave Kreisler clamped the lever back in place, as he had at the Snore 250, and Tom was off and running quickly to victory. Ron Gardner finished the Funco less than six minutes later for a second in class and overall for himself and Bud Feldkamp. Larry Noel, with a quick final loop, zoomed into third in Class 1 and overall, another five minutes back.Just three seconds down, Nick Nicholson was fourth in both class and overall. It was tight down the ranks as Mark McMillin was fifth in class, just over two more minutes out, followed in just over a minute by Ivan Stewart, who ha d a comfortable eight minutes on Ron Brant/Clark Gillies. In all 14 Class ls finished the course. A hefty 36 Class 2s lined up at the start, and this was a potent field. However, eleven, including Corky McMillin's Chenowth, were missing at the first check. Danny Lerner was fastest to Check 1 in his Raceco at 1:03.30, but in the 1 :04 range were Jerry Penhall/Kent Pfeiffer, Chen-owth, Matt and Don McBride, Raceco, and Steve Martin/Tom Baker, Raceco. Close enough in with 1 :05 and change were Jim and Mark Temple, Raceco, Bob Gordon, Chenowth, Frank Arciero, Toyota, and Dave Kreisler/Jim Nobles, Raceco. A half dozen were in the next two minutes on time as the herd headed for the finish line. With the first loop done, Danny Lerner held the lead with a time of 2:01.36. Penhall/ Pfeiffer were next at 2:02.21, followed by Matt McBride, 2:03.3'7, who had both Bob Gordon, 2:04.02, and the Temples, 2:04.13, right on his exhaust. In the 2:05s were Kreis le r /Nobles and Frank Arciero, and a bunch more were under a following three minute blanket. In Arizona Danny Lerner still led to the first check and at the end of the 100 mile loop, with Henry Bergdahl co-driving. But, 17 year old Rob Gordon, with Tim Crabree co-driving, was only two minutes back in his Chenowth, with Kreisler /Nobles another half minute back. Rob's dad Bob Gordon was fourth here, another 1 ½ minutes down, and Malcolm Smith had moved his O,R.E. Renault into fifth, but was seen no more. The Temples rolled out of contention, and Penhall dropped to sixth. Leading all the way, Danny Lerner sailed on to the Class 2 victory, in a t otal time of 5:23.43, good for fifth overall. Bob Gordon, with Ward Bassett co-driving, pushed his Chenowth into second in class and eighth overall in 5:28.24. Dave Kreisler and Jim Nobl~s kept up the pace . for a tight tliird in Class 2, just three minutes behind Gordon. Jim and Billy Wright got their Raceco into fourth on the last leg, as Rob Gordon found a big March 1986 rock in the final miles and took off a front wheel and hub and he dropped to tenth. . Bill Hrynko and Gary Bland finished fifth on time in a Chenowth, but were disqualified for running afoul of the course rules. This moved Kurt and Willis Hamilton and their "Jungle Gym" looking two seater into fifth, followed by the McBrides, the Temples, Bob Richey IT om Baker~ Raceco, an_c!_ This is the system run by most off road race winners Penhall/Pfeiffer. Officially, there were 16 Class 2 finishers. Class 10 was next on the start, aw hopping 4 7 1650 cc stormers, and this was a close fight all the way. Rick and John Hagle, in the handsome Raceco, led the herd on time to Check 1, with a 1 :06.10. Jim Stiles was only nine seconds back here, followed by Ed and Levi Beard in the Toyota powered Chaparral at 1 :06.50. Bob Austin/Glenn IJIP"' TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234•9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 13

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Late breaking woes in the rocks did not keep Dave Shoppe from herding the Ford home in good time to place third in the fierce Class 8 contest. Dave Mansker and Joel Stankavich had no real troubles with the brand new O.R.E., and they arrived a fine second in the big Class 1-2-1600. Driving another brand new O.R.E., Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton took a tight third in Class 1-2-1600, merely 30seconds behind at the flag. Jack and Jerry Ramsay raced for seconds instead of minutes all day in the huge, 49 car Class 1-2-1600, but at the checkered flag they won in the Bunderson bv nearlv five minutes. ~ Evans had their Dirtrix in tight at 1 :07.56, a tie on E.T. with Richard Binder/Hugh Morrison, ORBS, in what was beginning to look like a battle between Arizona teams.Jack Irvine/KitT renholm were only a few more seconds back, and it was some dash to the California finish. At the finishJimStiles led with a total time of 2:06.33, but Irvine/Trenholm were less than - - - - ---··---~· a minute back in second, followed in ten seconds by the Beards who had just six seconds on the Hagles. It was a real traffic ·jam, with Binder another minute back, followed by Austin/ Evans, who soon vanished. Twenty-nine Class 10s finished in California. On faster trails in Arizona, the survivors stayed in close and fought hard. Despite losing the power steering, Irvine and Trenholm climbed into the lead. Stiles held second through the check, but failed to finish the first leg. There the team of Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn took over second, about 4½ minutes down. The Beards, father and son, held a s trong third, three more minutes out, but they vanished into the desert on the final loop. Two more minutes back came the Hagle brothers, followed in 30 seconds by Binder/Morrison, and nobody else was really close. Other than the lack of power steering, Jack Irvine and Kit Trenholm had scant troubles with the Raceco, and whipped off a fast final leg to become one of three back to back repeat class winners from 1985. They took the Class 10 title in 5:34.53, scoring 11th overall as well. Holding on tight to second in class, Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn finished about 5 ½ minutes in arrears in their O .R.E. Ten more minutes down, Rick and John Hagle were third, having repaired the exhaust system twice, followed in by Richard Binder and Hugh Morrison. Beyond that the times are still a bit confused by Ol!r count, but ir:i tas NEVADA Vegas OFF-ROAD it's ... BUGGY N ~ w.J > >-~ ,,.. :, Street -Stock - Baja Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure Play or Pay We've Got Your VW Parts See Brian See Dave SAHARA X 2 N I A'>TFRN ~!H it,.., Locations f X z ::,: 0 to ,.. '-(!) z '>PRI'\<, MT'.'I Serve You i: "' Better! ~ WEST NOR 3054 Valley View 1541 N. East'ern 871-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 NOW 2 LOCATIONS Page 14 March 1986 N all 18 finishers were listed in . Class 10. The high horsepower Class 8 truckers love the Parker course, and of the 20 entries, 18 took the green flag. Steve McEachern had his Chevy turned down in . pre-race tech, and Larry Johnson's Ford failed to start. The race was pretty m uch a Walker Evans show up front. Walker, with his brother Paulden riding along, led every leg in the Dodge, and cured an overheating trans problem on the down time. At the first check Evans had a mere 19 second lead on Frank Vessels, but the Vessels Chevy did not complete the loop. Defending champ Steve Kelley was about six minutes back in third here, with Dave Shoppe only seconds behind him, and the race was on. At the California finish Evans led Kelley, who was having shock problems, by0ten minutes. Shoppe was another four minutes down, 12 minutes ahead of Gary Dircks/ ] ohn Imbraile in a Chevy, as the field spread out in the first 115 miles. John Gable, who was sixth at Check 1, was out of the racing, having lost his fuel cell function a couple miles past a highway crossing, but the powers that be would not allow the chase truck in to tow him to the pit, so that was that. After one A rizona round Evans increased his lead over Kelley's Chevy to about 14 minutes. Shoppe's Ford held third, back another five minutes, and Ron Clyborne/ Brian Lowe had their Ford up to fourth, but dropped way back on the final loop. At the flag Walker Evans won for Dqdge by over 12½ minutes, and Steve. Kelley /Jon Nelson stayed in second in the new Chevy, by just three minutes over Dave Shoppe. Shoppe had a spectacular finish, arriving with a flat left front tire, and no tire and almost no wheel on the left rear, having lost to the unforgiving • rocks in the famous garden just a few miles from the finish line. Parker boys Dan Beaver and Randy Hoeft trucked their older Ford home fourth, nearly a half hour further back, as Dircks/ Imbriale slowed on the final leg to finish fifth. Nine, maybe ten trucks finished in Class 8, another class with some missing times - lost between the finish line and the scoring tables. The very biggest class at the race was 1-2-1600 with 51 entries and 49 starters. There never was a clear leader in this pack until the checkered flag flew, and then it took ~ It was a happy day for Max Razo; with John Johnson co-driving the pair took a resounding victory in the Class 5 bash, winning by 19 minutes in the 18 Bug field. fio,J Hall and Jim Fricker started another winning season in the Class 4 Dodge, ;eading the slim field all the way this year at the Parker 400. Dusty Times

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THE LER WALKER EVANS WINS HIS SEVENTH PARKER 400 AS THE-1986 SEASON TAKES OFF. With a record riumber of entries, record crowds saw the '86 SCORE/HDRA season get under way. One off-road enthusiast said of the Parker 400, "There were more folks than the law would allow~' Which is why the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had to limit the number of entries and re-route some of the spectators. And as Walker Evans and his big Dodge Ram made way through the twisting, rugged course, his tough Goodyear Wranglers managed the land Walker ran through. Finishing first in Class 8, Walker added another notch in his victory column. And another win for Goodyear Wrangler radials-the very same tires you can buy. Congratulations again to Walker Evans. And thanks for helping us prove how Goodyear · Wrangler radials are engineered to take on the toughest-terrain, the toughest conditions. So no matter what kind of truck you own,· get a set of Wrangler radials. Because it looks like another good year for Wranglers. WRANGLER RADIAL. WE RACE THE TIRES YOU BUY. GOOD/i'EAII

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YOU DOD'T HIRE A GUY AAfflED"IRODfflAD"UDLESS YOU'RE BARDED SURE ABOUT -YOUR TRUCKS. #1 SEWNG SMALL TRUCK IN AMERICA. t The man is ruthless. Hes known to deal the kind of savage blows that make most trucks drop their axles. COULD ASH FDR ADYTHIDG fflDREI Thats why Ivan races T oyotas. In 1983 and 1984, the "lronman" stomped, thrashed, and flogged his specially-built Toyota trucks through one win after another. All the way to the coveted first-place trophy in the Class 7 SCORE Off-Road World Championship and · Manufacturers Cup Challenge. In 1985, he and Team Toyota . captured both these prestigious titles-for the third year in a row-and left the competition .in a deluge of dust. In the process, they proceeded to "blow the doors off even the Class 8-V-Bs!"'"' These Toyotas may be specially built to win races. But the bottom line is, every Toyota truck is built to come out on top. With race-proven technol-ogy like an Electronic Fuel-Injected, high torque gas turbo engine,'"'* that cranks out 135 horses of pure power and Hi-.., Trac independent front suspension, with the high-rid-ing ground clear-ance you need off road. So the next time you see a Toyota race truck taking the heat, it's for good reason ... Toyotas out to make the tough even tougher. After all, the greater the suffering, the greater the reward! *Indianapolis, 1 /25/86 and Pontiac 2/8/86, . ••OFF-ROAD MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER, 1984. ***Not available in all models, • Calendar year 1985. Ward's Automotive Report -GET MORE FROM LIFE-BUCKLE UP!

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Larry Job drove solo in the Valley Performance single seater, and he came in just 2½ minutes out for a close fourth in the 1-2-1600 fray. At Parker luck finally smiled on Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, and their sleek Jimco Bug was a clean second in the competitive Class 5 race. Stan Parnell and Dave Parsons were in the middle of the three way Class 5 battle, and the team ended up third in the ORC Baja Bug. John Dyck and Al Baker dig out of a ditch en route to a fine second in Class 4. Their Jeep Honcho ran in second place the entire distance. Driving the Arras Baja Bug, David Anckner and Rick Siglock sail through the Arizona darkness en route to a close second in Class 5-1600. Staying right up front all day into the night, Steve Lakin and company drove the Razo Racing 1600 Bug to a very good third in Class 5-1600. lllP"" some quick math to figure who was the winner. A good third of the field ran in a massive pack all around the now dusty California loop. At Check 1 the Mirage of Russ Butow and Danny York led on time with a 1:16.44. The brand new, never turned a wheel before, O.R.E. of Dave Mansker and Joe Stankavich w~s a close second at 1:16.52, followed by Michael and Douglas McFadden, Raceco, at 1:16.59. Only seconds separated the next dozen or so on time. It was just as tight after 115 miles. Mansker had the lead by just over a minute from Bu tow/ York, who did not make the first check in Arizona. The McFaddens were third here, two minutes down, and just 48 seconds ahead of Jack and Jerry Ramsay, Bunderson. The Ramsays were a mere 46 seconds ahead of fellow Las Vegan Larry Job, in the Valley Performance Intercept, and it was equally tight well down the ranks of the 42 cars that finished the first section. ..................... Coming Soon SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 APRILS, 1986 Race? in the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES Lucerne Valley, CA Drawing for starting numbers-March 12, 1986 Call SCORE Headquarters 818-889-9216 DustyTimes 1985 points champion Mike Les le and young Cameron Steele teamed up this Wes and Greg Moserwheelstand for the starting line crowd, and they led every year, and the pair won the hard fought Class 5-1600 war by a keen seven leg in the Ford Ranchero en route to the Class 6 victory. minutes. 7~ 1?_~ 'Ptt Game (rtou HAV£ 30 .SE.C01,J[Y5 TV F/AJ.P h. -~ PJr AfJD (£)A)17nu£ ro 'PW/SI./ 0u ~ '--" ------~-----------'-----~~ "1RAPPfD JN tff>lltC Jf\M ~ ,s,,'-e UJS£ 5 MINUTl=S • Yov CAN'r rtNol---?I -1-=-i-1-ii-It YOUR P/1 ..,_ :-1 LJ ---. - . ibo "BAD! UJ5£10MW. YOU 'l)f<\\/E= AW.. 'TH€ \vA'I TV -f~;Rl(ER crr,i UMt13 l.a>I((~ F"Ol( T<E"SMf La;,E j.. HDOR.! -r 0 ., 0 T ,. March t986 c .o.l\.E. YOO RAND.Yr , . DF 6AS LOOKIA.l::i II I ! FOl<:' Yl>L>R PIT! LOSE 3D MIN. " Page 17

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With Class 6 combined again this year, Arne and Patrik Gunriarsson did very well in the Saab 96, finishing second in the five sedan field. Dave and Bryant Wood led the California loop in their Class 9 Funco, but some mishaps in Arizona dropped them down on time and they were second. Fastest on the road of the 7S trucks at Parker was the Nissan of Spencer Low and Paul Delang, but it turned out to be a non-class this year. Scott Douglas drove his Ford Ranger to the second fastest time in the non-class 7S field, finishing about half an hour behind Spence Low. Chuck Johnson and Mike Poppie came all the way from Illinois to cover the Parker course third' fastest in their tidy 7S Ford Ranger. Swapping the lead all day, Roger Mears was slowed by a flat, and he ended up second by less than two minutes in the tough Class 7 battle. Class 9 was eight strong at Parker, and Gary Cogbill took the class lead early in A rizona and he kept it all the way home to p ay dirt. ~ The Mansker /Stankavich team held the lead to the check and to the end of the first Arizona loop. Now the Ramsays were just 2½ minutes back in second, and Job was only 30 more seconds down. Four more minutes back Steve Barlow/Jim Moulto n moved into fourth in another brand new O.R.E., and the Bunderson of Perry Coan/Gary Abbott was now. fifth, another two minutes back on time. Midway on the final loop Mansker/Stankavich dropped to third, Ramsay still led, and Job had just two seconds to the good in second. On the final dash through the rocks in the dark, Jack and Jerry Ramsay had no visible troubles and maintained their lead to win the giant class in the two seat Bunderson, and they were a fine 30th overall on the horsepower demanding course. While the O .R.E. of Dave Mansker and Joel Stankavich was the first to finish in the class, their early starting number led to placing second, almost five minutes behind the winners, a Class 7 was a home time happening for Manny Esquerra, who won the see saw battle from Roger Mears in the very tight contest for the victory. remarkable performance for a brand new race car. Adding frosting to the O .R.E. cake, the new single seater of Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton whipped home third in class, just 30 seconds behind. Larry Job did the solo act, finishing fourth, about 1 ½ minutes down, and he was 13½ minutes ahead of Michael and Douglas McFadden, fifth, but they had been down to seventh. Just another minute back Perry Coan and Gary Abbot placed sixth, less than a minute ahead of Darren Wilson, whose new Mirage was disqualified in post . race tech, reportedly with a bit too long trailing arm. There were 32 official finishers in Class 1-2-1600, all within three hours, 21 minutes of each other, and that is close racing! Congratulations A fine field of 18 took off in Class 5, and all but two made it through Thunder Alley. There the leader was the slick convert driven in California hy Max Razo, a time of 1: 11.20. But, also in with a 1: 11.20 was the later starting Dirtrix Bug of Pete Sohren. The pair were nearly seven minutes ahead of third running Hartmutt and Wolfram Klawitter, who had only ten seconds on Stan Parnell/Dave Parsons, in another horse race. Page 18 TOM KOCH Class 1 & Overall Winner 1986 Parker 400 From Michael Lee & Family Good Luck in '86 March 1986 At the California finish Pete Sohren/Sean Moss were ahead on time, 3½ minutes up on Razo, who now had eight minutes on the Klawitters. Just 23 seconds later, Parnell/Parsons were running fourth, followed by Gene Norman/Mark Johnson in another 3½ minutes. Johnny Johnson took over from Max Razo in Arizona, and John lost no time regaining the lead at the first check, arid he held it all the way to the checkered flag. After one loop in Arizona the Klawitters held second by five minutes over Parnell/Parsons who were tied on time with Norman/Johnson. Sohren had big trouble, and dropped well back, and only finished the first Arizona loop. When the flag came down over John Johnson, Max Razo was the Happiest Fella in Parker and any-place else. The team won Class 5 in spades, by almost 19 minutes over Hartmutt and Wolfram Klawitter, who were happy to finish second after a trouble plagued season in 1985. Just over seven more minutes in arrears, Stan Parnell welcomed Dave Parsons at the finish line, and now the remaining field had strung out. Larry McCall um and Bilroy Phipps moved into fourth when Norman/Johnson went oufin the last few miles. Seven of the 18 starters made the finish line within the time allowance. Usually a heavy entry at Parker, Class 4 fielded just eight trucks, and, as expected, Rod Hall, Jim Fricker and Dodge led from flag to flag. Their major woes were few, mainly losing the front drive line on the first Arizona loop, and they drove some distance without front wheel drive. Behind Hall at Check 1, John. Dyck/ Al Baker had their Jeep about five minutes back in second. Another five minutes back in a virtual tie came Rod Inch/Jim Roebuck, Jeep, and Don McCormack/Dick Greenlee, Dodge. At the California finish Hall had increased his lead over Dyck to 1 7 minutes, but to the rear the picture had changed. Inch held third, about four more minutes off pace, but McCormack dropped half an hour. This put Ed and Jody Martensen, Jeep, in fourth another six minutes out, followed by Don Yosten and Bill Donahoe in the ex V em Roberts Jeep. On the first Arizona round Dyck stayed in second spot, Inch dropped back, and the Marten-sens moved into third with Yosten fourth. 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Don Adams brought the Jeep CJ 7 out of retirement for the Parker 400, and with Larry Olsen co-driving, the venerable rig Ken Ryan and Ken Ballenger drove this long nosed Bronco into Another Chevy S-10 was the official second place rig in Class 7 the night to take second place honors in Class 14 for modified 4x4, and it was Michael Horner and Lance Martin who inherited finished second in Class -=-3..,,. =====--c".====cc:-c==:::::4=x=4=s=. =~---;-:------=---:---:---=--==-------.--------,--th_e'-s.:...l-.:,o,-t. ______ ---:,------::---------=---=-----:-allowance to finish third. Scoring was third, another six minutes ly, after two years, declared absolute last overall in the race, back, followed in just 13 seconds illegal by the chief tech inspector. but finishing in 11 :58.50 was the by Willie Valdez in another Protests and counter protests Nissan of Dale and Randy Jordan. Ford. Finishing fifth was T udy raged into the wee hours. The Kirby Hightower and Gary Currier flew over the desert in their Jeep CJ 7, and they took the Class 3 lead in Arizona and won the class by over 12 minutes. Yosten/Donahoe or the Marten-they won the class by nearly sons reported through the seven minutes. David Anckner midway check on the final loop. and Rick Siglock were secure in Meanwhile Rod Hall and Jim second, finishing over 28 Fricker became another repeat minutes ahead of Steve Lakin, winner from the 1985 Parker who was only two minutes and 400. John Dyck and Al Baker change ahead of the Wilsons. finished about 21 minutes later, Richard Kent and Doug lngies secure in second, a hour ahead of moved into fifth, arriving about McCormack and Greenlee. four minutes quicker than Rodney Inch was just six minutes Knight and Hansen. There were further down in fourth, and Bill ten official finishers in the class, a Driggs and Steve Sprague moved much better percentage than the their Ford into fifth at the finish average for the entire car entry. line. A new class was created at the There was a good sized pack of January Manufacturers' meeting, 25 starters in Class 5-1600, and called 6S, apparently to accom-most were very competitive modate the Olds Calais tube Bugs. David Anckner and Rick frame car owned by Larry Minor Siglock led the charge up and driven by Al Arciero. Thunder Alley, passing Check 1 Properly called Silhouette in 1:31.02. Port and Newt Production Two Wheel Drive Campbell were three minutes Sedan, it is a shame the 2 WD is back in second here, and Steve stipulated or it could include the Lakin had the Razo Bug in third, wild rally cars with 4 WD from just another 58 seconds down. In Europe, and some of those teams another minute it was Nels are hankering to run the Baja Lundgren and John Wilson, who 1000 to La Paz. At any rate, did not finish this leg. Arciero was the only entry in 6S, Running first at the California and he retired halfway around on finish was the Anckner / Siglock the first Arizona loop. team in 2:40.36. Steve Lakin As usual at Parker several took over second, almost 15 showed up in Class 6, now all minutes behind, and Mike Lesle sizes running in the same class. and Cameron Steele were only a This year there were two Saabs minute back in third. Dave and a Nissan, plus a Chevy Nova Hendrickson and Perry Butler · and a Ford Ranchero. While were fourth here, but had trouble Larry Schwacofer and his '55 in Arizona and did not finish. Chevy have retired from the fray, Randy and Rick Wilson were the new force in the class is very close in fifth. apparently the Ford Ranchero The 1600 Bugs get a lot of pickup of Wes and Greg Moser. night running in Arizona, but it The team led every leg to score didn't seem to hamper the front the victory, about an hour and a runners. TheyoungteamofLesle half a.head of second placing and Steele took over the class Arne and Patrik Gunnarrson in lead after one loop, followed in the Saab 96 at the checkered flag. 2½ minutes by Anckner/ Siglock, The competition for the winners so there was no let up in the came from the Parker based pressure. Therestofthefield was Chevy of Mick Newto n and stringing out. Lakin held third, William Kohout. They were only the Wilsons were up to fourth, six minutes back at the first and Bob Knight and LeRoy check and at the California Hansen were in fifth heading into finish. After one Arizona lap they the final 100 mile dash. trailed by just ten minutes, but Mike Les le and Cameron disaster struck on the last leg, and Steele held their lead nicely, and they pushed just under the time Dusty Times There were eight starters in Joe Esquerra in his brand new upshot of the whole mess is that Class 9, and three of them found Ranger, followed by Jim Travis, Class 7S became a non class at the finish line. Dave and Bryant Ford, John Cabe, Toyota, Paul the 1986 Parker 400. All the Wood led the first leg and at the Simon, Ford, and Malcolm' finishers were disqualified, in California finish, their Funco Vinje, Toyota. much the same manner as was holding ten minutes over Gary However, in the post race done to Class 9 at Parker in Cogbill's special as they headed inspection the Fords were found 1979. Wonder if the starters will across the river. Then Mike to all have a notch in the frame beabletocountParkerasoneof McCrory was running third, but under the front bumper, sudden-their i;r he went out of the race before the first Arizona loop finish. Cogbill took over the lead at the first Arizona check as the Woods had some down time. Cogbill carried on out front all the way to victory in Class 9, arriving with a half hour to spare over the Woods. James Gross came in third in a Funco, only 21 minutes behind Dave and Bryant Wood. Class 7S was next off the line, 16 strong, and nine of them finished within the 12 hour time allowance. The provisional winner was Spencer Low, his Nissan coming in about a half hour ahead of the Ford Ranger of Scott Douglas. The Ranger of Chuck Johnson/Mike Poppie DG 300 • FGA and FGB One of the more elderly race cars at Parker was the rear engine Jeep based special of Carl and Carol Cook, and they were tops in Class 14. MID VALLEY ENGINEERING 20635 N. 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Mike Randall's Jeep Cherokee scored fastest time of all the dozen Class 7 4x4s, but the fastest fiberglass doors in the west caused his disqualification. Defending 1985 points champion Andy Diaz, with Charlie Wood co-driving, led Class 11 at the California finish, but dropped to second at the flag. Buck Griffin is the driver of record this year in the Don Coffland Class 3 Jeep, and the third place at Parker puts Griffin in line for rookie honors. IN COLOR .. ! Baja 500 & Baja 1000 1985 Off Road Takes on Video "Profesionally Produced" (1:30 hr. Tapes VHS/BETA/ /3/4".) CLIP AND CIRCLE TAPE WANTED Name The two seat Chenowth of Rich Minga and friends stayed very close all the way at Parker, and ended up second in Challenge Class by just over a minute. Another two seat Chenowth went home with third place honors in the Challenge Class, this one driven by Javier Tiznado and his crew. Flying high off the start, Nie~ Nicholson drove alone in his Outlaw, and at the finish he missed third place in Class 1 by just three seconds. Richard Binder and Hugh Morrison did very well in the newest ORBS two seater and they came in fourth in the massive entry in Class 10. Driving hard the entire distance Don McCormack and Dick Greenlee came back from troubles in California to take third in James Gross hops along in his Fun co SS 2, and he kept it moving well all three loops to take thi;d place in Class 9. the Class 4 Dodge. --------------------------------------------!;Jr three Score events for the points chase? However the repercussions are still audible two weeks later, primarily because the every now and then Parker post race tech vendetta has finally struck a class in which the vehicle and tire manufacturers have interests. Stand by for any late news on this matter. through the first Arizona leg, but mechanical failures put him down and out on the dark final round. With the withdrawal of the Jeep and some tire company con-tingency monies, Class 3 was down to five starters at Parker, four Jeeps and Gale Pike's Dodge Ramcharger. The Buck Griffin/ Don Coffland CJ 8 led to the first check by a couple minutes, but at the California finish the Don Adams/Larry Olsen CJ 7, out of retirement for this race, led the class. Kirby Hightower moved his CJ 7 into second here, only 18 seconds back. Griffin/Coffland were close too, another four minutes down. Class 14 is apparently still an entity. Three modified rigs showed up at Parker, but none finished. The early leader was the Bronco of Steve Mize! and Tom Mathan, but it dropped to third at the California finish and was seen no more. There the rear engine, Ford powered Jeep creation of Carl and Carol Cook took the lead by 33 minutes over the Bronco ofJ.K. Ryan and Ken Ballenger. Both rigs covered one loop in Arizona and called it quits. The Cooks were declared the winners, holding well over an hour time margin on Ryan and Ballenger at that point. ~;;;-e ===========-Z-,p-_-_----~ ~ ' ~ . ' < Five trucks started out in Class '7, but the race was between Manny Esquerra in his Ford and Roger Mears in his Nissan. Mears led at the first check by six minutes, but at the California finish Esquerra had narrowed the gap to less than two minutes. At the first AZ check, Esquerra led by a minute and a half, and at the first loop finish Mears had regained the lead, but by a skinny 30 seconds. This was a real race, a visual affair since the two top drivers started just 30 seconds apart. Midway in the final leg Mears was leading Esquerra by just four seconds, and it was flat out to the finish line. Hightower took over the lead at the first Arizona time check and he completed the loop with 12 minutes in hand over Don Adams. Griffin/Coffland dropped time with mechanical woes, but stayed in third. Kirby Hightower and Gary Currier had no apparent trouble, and they held the lead in Class 3 all the way to pay dirt. Hightower became one of the three repeat Parker winners. Don Adams got back on pace and finished second, about 23 minutes behind. Buck Griffin and Don Coffland kept on Jeeping to a clean third an hour later. David Bryan and Darren York drove their CJ 6 to the fourth place finish. Class 7 4x4 fielded its largest entry yet, an even dozen. But, this class also fell victim to the post race tech procedures, although only three, the top three, were disqualified. The fallout from these class problems may well end up in courts of law. Driving the ex Don Adams Class 12 Jeep Cherokee, hastily painted and fitted with a new engine, Mike Randall led the pack to the first check, then had trouble and dropped to third at the end of the leg. There the Ford Ranger of Dick and Matt Landfield led the Toyota of Stan Houghton/Tim Lewis by a minute.Jim Sumners, who had been running strong in the Mitsubishi, dropped well back with tranny and other mechanical woes. Telephone~(-~-----~ ~V4j DvHs $85.oo (PLEASE CHECK) [:]BETA $75.00 0314 $145.00 ' 1PECNICAS 6 PUDLICITARIAS ... GAVALDON -:~ •• ,-; - ,., " ¢!!'!" ~ MAIL YOUR ORDER AND CHECK TO: P.O. BOX 2655 CHULA VISTA, CA. (92010) Page 20 It was the Ford Ranger of Manny Esquerra, with brother ; Ralph riding shotgun, that was the first to the finish line and first in Class 7. Roger Mears and Brent Foes were close, just a minute 38 seconds in arrears in one of the best dices in the entire race. Two entries failed in California. Mark Steele, going solo in the ex John Johnson Chevy S-10, was doing well March 1986 While Class 12 is no more, After one round in Arizona, Houghton/ Lewis led Randall by Dusty Times

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Driving his brand new Ford Ranger, Tudy Joe Esquerra was fourth on time in Class 7S, but fell afoul of the mass disqualification in the class. Mark Steele drove all three loops in his newly acquired Class 7 Chevy S-10, but he went out in third place just a few miles shy of a finish. With a brand new green paint scheme on the Raceco from a new sponsor, Hussong 's Beer, Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson were fifth in Class 10. five minutes, and the Nissan of Sergio and Armando Duron was up to third, but wasn't seen again. M ike Randall, with V ic Curl riding along, ts ,k over the lead early on the final loop, and he crossed the finish line the provisional winner. The Hough-ton Chevy had woes in the dark, but finished second, 42 minutes later. G.T. Gow land nailed third, another 28 minutes down in his Toyota, and he was only five minutes ahead ofJerry McDonald in the Joe MacPherson Chevy S-10. However, the first three were disqualified in post race tech, Randall for the fiberglass doors that were legal for Don Adams last year in Class 12, Houghton and Gowland for unknown reasons. Despite a lack of the required inner fender panels, McDonald's Chevy was declared the winner Sunday morning. Michael Horner and Lance Martin then inherited second place in their S-10, 44 minutes behind the official winner. Fred Wright and John Richmond were now third, another four minutes behind, followed by the Landfields, merely another four minutes down. Jim Conner and Pat Blackmore earned fifth in the Jerry McDonald drove Joe MacPherson's new Chevy S-10 4x4 to fourth fastest time in the disputed class and became the official class winner. The Challenge class had a huge, 31 buggy field, and the victory belonged to the team from Barstow, Rick Johnson and Gary Watson in a good running Hi Jumper. A group of five VW Beetles took off in Class 11, and at the finish line Mike Abbott and Fausto Parisotto won the surprisingly close contest by ten minutes. Dusty'Times Nissan, and Jim Sumners got the Mitsubishi around for an official sixth in 10:51.46. The Challenge Class really came on strong at Parker with 31 starters on the line and 14 of them finished the course. At the first check there was close combat up front. Kent Lothring-er /Carl Cabaniss had their Bug out front, but then apparently fell o n evil times, eventually finishing ninth. R ussell Winkler was only three minutes back here, but he had his troubles soon, and retired on the very last leg. At the California finish Rick Johnson and Gary Watson led in their Hi Jumper, and they held that lead through all the time checks to take the victory home to Barstow. In similar fashion, Rich Minga was second here, stayed close all the way in his Chenowth, and he finished second, only 70 seconds behind the winners. And Javier Tiznado finished third in California, and he stayed in third also, finishing another ten minutes out. There was serious infighting back in the ranks, however. Charlie and Diane Philpot were fourth in California, but failed to finish. Albert Bright was fifth in California in a Vulcan, fell as low as tenth, but climbed back to fourth at the checkered flag, 36 minutes behind third place. Only five minutes behind Bright at the finish, Chuck Guy Gr CHECK OUR NEW LOCATION IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY ~LARGE INVENTORY Over 10,000 Parts in Stock ~ 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 • K.Y.B. Shocks • Beard Seats• Dura Blue • Hewland Gears • Gem Gears• Rapid Cool• Tri-Mil• Hella • !PF Power·• K & N • Bosch • Earl's Performance Products• Super Boot • Summers Brothers • Uni Filter • Weld Racing Wheels < 9158 LAS TONAS TEMPLE CITY CALIFORNIA 91780 (818) 285-5944 (818) 285-5973 t Q 210 FREEWAY z March 1986 OPEN MON.-FRL 8 00 AM - 5 00 PM SAT 800 AM TO 400 PM SUN. 900 AM TO 400 PM We Ship Anywhere Q > ...l al Q < "" -:E "" <Jl 0 a:: :l NORTH ...l Q i: > ;,-Sd ...l < :E al ~ "" ;,-"" I-a:: LAS TUNAS u I'-" ~ ::i It) Q. 0 :E ~ "" I-10 FREEWAY Page 21

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Randy and Rick Wilson did very well in Class 5-1600, and they missed third place at the finish line by a skinny margin, less than 3 minutes. espite restrictions, plenty of spectators watched the racers fly by. Michael and Douglas McFadden got a fine fifth in the 1-2-1600 Raceco. Flying high off the start, Jim and Billy Wright were front runners all day in Class 2, and the Racecofinished fourth in class. Kurt and Willis Hamilton drive a strange looking, flat top two seater, but it is effective, and the pair took fifth in Class 2. i;..,. and Rhonda Walsh were in the top seven all day, and only 2½ minutes behind them were Bob Johnson and Kay McLean. Times were close through the ranks in this class, and it bids fair to be a success like other restricted classes have been, if they leave the rules alone. Last off the start, but definitely not last at the finish line, there were five starters in Class 11 and they all made it to the first check Coming Soon SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 APRIL 5, 1986 Race 2 in the SCOREIHDRA POINTS SERIES Lucerne Valley, CA Drawing for starting numbers -March 12, 1986 Call SCORE Headquarters 818-889-9216 Page 22 in tight formation. Here Mike Abbott led Andy Diaz by just two minutes. Kevin and Tony Peltz were third here, but did not make the California finish. At that point Andy Diaz/Charlie Wood had a slim, 45 second lead over Mike Abbott/Fausto Parisotto. Back some distance Ramon Castro/Salvador Avila were third, and Kevin and Howard Henderson were fourth. Mike Abbott took over the lead at the first Arizona check, and at the end of the loop he had just five minutes in hand over Diaz/Wood. Abbott and com-pany continued to lead the tight battle to the flag, winning by just ten minutes over Andy Diaz and Charlie Wood. The Hendersons retired on the last lap, and Ramon Castro/Salvador Avila finished third, about 37 minutes behind second. After the Parker race last year all the talk was about the snow. This year the chatter is about rules enforcement procedures, which apparently took a holiday last year in the nasty weather, but came back strong this year. The incongruity of the situation is that restricted class rules always have some grey areas. Specifics are discussed with tech people over the phone, .but seldom are written down. This is how trucks that were legal all last season, not only class winners, but a pair of class champions on points became illegal at the first race of the season in 1986. In prior years it has been the restricted VW classes that have been the Parker targets in post race tech. We applaud the same application to classes fo which there is heavy, big time sponsor interest. We do think warnings to fix should be issued, rather than engaging in wholesale disqualifications, however. Perhaps now either the rules will be clarified so that all race car builders can understand the grey areas, or at the worst, ltberalized so that the existing competitors in a class can go on racing with the existing modi-fications. . Overall, Parker was a howling success, with good weather blessing the massive entry, and other than the post race tech and some scoring glitches, all functions ran smooth! y. Of course the sundry law enforce-ment agencies were busy writing tickets, and most visible were the CHP on the. pavement and the B.L.M. on the dirt. But, this costly to taxpayers and relatively unnecessar.y proliferation of such officials is a fact of life at Parker, except when it snows. Next on the calendar for the desert series is the Great Mojave 250, and to date the California "Green Stickie" rules have yet to be clarified for that event. March 1986 SCORE PARKER 400 February 1, 1986 - Final Results Pos. Car # Driver (s) Vehicle iime 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -28 START -14 FINISH 121 Tom Koch (solo) Race co 5: 12. 54 102 Bud Feldkamp/Ron Gardner Fune□ 5:18.06 126 Larry Noel (solo) Chaparral 5:23.10 127 Nick Nicholson (solo) Outlaw 5:23.13 115 Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth 5:25.38 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -36 START -16 FINISH 224 Danny Letner /Henry Bergdahl Raceco 5:23.43 234 Bob Gordon/Ward Bassett Chenowth 5:28.24 298 David Kreisler/Jim Nobles Raceco PU 5:31.27 209 Jim & Billy Wright Race co 5:38.16 204 Kurt & Willis Hamilton Geise 5:47.31 CLASS 1-2-1600 -1600CC RESTRICTED -49 START-32 FINISH 1. 1643 Jack & Jerry Ramsay Bunderson 6:13.27 2. 1605 Dave Mansker/ Joel Stankavich 0. R. E. 6: 18. 21 3. 1638 Steve Barlow/Jim Moulton O.R.E. 6:18.51 4. 1642 Larry Job (solo) Intercept 6:20.01 5. 1640 Michael & Douglas McFadden Raceco 6:33.35 CLASS 3 -SHORT WHEELBASE 4x4 - 5 START - 4 FINISH 1. 304 Kirby Hightower/Gary Currier Jeep CJ-7 7:43.51 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 349 Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep CJ-7 8:06.32 302 Buck Griffin/Don Coffland Jeep CJ-8 911.37 301 David Bryan/Darren York Jeep CJ-6 10:55.48 306 Gale Pike/Steve Hummel Dodge Ramcharger 4:21.5 7 CLASS 4 -LONG WHEELBASE -4x4 - 8 START - 6 FINISH 400 Rod Hall/Jim Fricker Dodge PU 6:59.49 407 John Dyck/ Al Baker Jeep Honcho 7:21.13 406 Don McCormack/Dick Greenlee Dodge PU 8:24.38 401 Rodney Inch/ Jim Roebuck Jeep J-10 8:30. 44 449 Bill Driggs/Steve Sprague Ford PU 8:44.57 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -18 START - 7 FINISH 501 Max Razo/John Johnson Baja Bug 6:00.56 510 Hartmutt & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 6: 19. 45 512 Stan Parnell/Dave Parsons Baja Bug 6:27.05 511 Larry McCallum/Bilroy Phipps Baja Bug 6:46.07 548 Terry DuTemple (solo} Baja Bug 7:27.34 CLASS 5-1600 -1600CC BAJA BUG -25 START 10 FINISH 550 Michael Lesle/Cameron Steele Baja Bug 7:15.24 5 70 David Anckner /Rick Sig lock Baja Bug 7:22.21 593 Steve Lakin Baja Bug 7:51.08 562 Randy & Rick Wilson Baja Bug 7:53.58 563 Richard Kent/Doug Ingles Baja Bug 8:09. 17 CLASS 6S -UNLIMITED SEDAN - 1 START - 0 FINISH 1. 621 Albert Arciero/Evan Evans Oldsmobile 5:44.52 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDANS - 5 START - 4 FINISH 618 Wesley & Greg Moser Ford Rancher□ 8:41.28 619 Arne & Patrik Gunnarsson Saab 96 10: 10. 26 602 Mick Newton/William Kohout Chevrolet Nova 11 :44.04 603 Dale & Ra·ndy Jordan Nissan 11 :58.50 601 Steve Martocchio/Mark Rheude Saab 96 NIT CLASS 7 - MINI-MIDI PICKUP -UNLIMITED - 5 START - 2 FINISH 0/A Pos. 1 2 3 4 6 5 8 9 12 14 30 36 37 39 43 86 98 119 140 (Ck. 2} 64 76 104 105 112 21 38 42 49 83 73 79 91 92 100 (Ck. 2) 109 136 144 146 1. 2. 3. 700 Manuel & Ralph Esquerra Ford Ranger 6:00.06 20 701 Roger Mears/Brent Foes Nissan 6:01.45 23 719 Mark Steele Chevy S-10 5:08. 30 (Ck. 3} CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI PICKUP -16 START - 9 FINISH -All DISQUALIFIED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 1. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. CLASS 7 4x4 -STOCK MINI PICKUP 4x4 -12 START - 6 FINISH 752 Jerry McDonald/Joe MacPherson Chevy S-10 9:19.08 753 Michael Horner/Lance Martin Chevy S-10 10:03.51 75 7 Fred Wright/ John Richmond Toyota 10:07.49 755 Dick & Matt Landfield Ford Ranger 10:11.35 768' Jim Conner / Pat Blackmore Nissan 10:34.11 CLASS 8 - 2 WD STANDARD PICKUP -18 START - 9 FINISH 801 Walker & Paulden Evans Dodge 6:01.06 800 Steve Kelley/Jon Nelson Chevrolet 6:13.42 811 Dave Shoppe/ Jeff Yocom Ford 6: 16. 54 812 Dan Beaver /Randy Hoeft Ford 6:44. 05 803 Gary Dircks/John Imbriale Chevrolet 6:58.29 CLASS 9 - 1200cc SINGLE SEAT - 8 START - 3 FINISH. 902 Gary Cogbill Home Made 7:27.15 919 Dave & Bryant Wood Funco 7:57.06 904 James Gross Funco 8: 18. 5 7 905 John' Lamoreaux/Terry Talbert Funco 9:31.57 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650CC -47 START-18 FINISH 1 1024 Jack Irvine /Kit Trenholm Race co 5:34. 53 2. 1038 Steve Tetrick/Fred Ronn O.R.E. 5:40.17 3. 1029 Rick & John Hagle Raceco 5:50.26 4. 104 7 Richard Binder /Hugh Morrison ORBS 5:53.54 5. 1000 Steve Sourapas/Dave Richardson Raceco 6:03.08 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS CHALLENGE -RESTRICTED BUGGY -31 START -14 FINISH 968 Rick Johnson/Gary Watson Hi Jumper 7:48.51 963 Rich Minga Chenowth 7:50.01 977 Javier Tiznado Home Made 7:59.59 975 Albert Bright Vulcan 8:36.40 964 Chuck Guy/Rhonda Walsh T-Mag 8:41.01 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 5 START - 3 FINISH 1. 1199 Mike Abbott/Fausto Parisotto VW Beetle 9:18.32 2. 1100 Andy Diaz/Charlie Wood . VW Beetle 9:28.22 3. 1197 Ramon Castro/Salvador Avila VW Beetle 10:05.39 4. 1101 Kevin & Howrad Henderson VW Beetle 9: 13. 35 CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4x4 - 3 START - 0 FINISH 1. 1499 Carl Cook/Carol Cook Jeep/Ford 8:11.30 Starters -cars -320 -Motorcycles -46 - A TV Odyssey -50 = 416 Finishers -cars - 148* -Motorcycles -34 -ATV-Odyssey - 33"* = 215 Race Distance - 317.38 miles -Time Allowance -12 hours Fast Time Overall -Class 22 -Dan Smith/Dan Ashcraft -Husqvarna -5:06.43 *14 more finishers disqualified for technical and course conduct reasons. ,..Were not required to cover the entire race distance for an official finish. AffENTION DESERT-RACERS 122 133 135 137 138 22 31 35 47 63 82 95 103 (Ck 3} 11 13 16 18 23 89 98 96 106 108 121 126 134 (Ck. 3) (Ck 3) DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA desert races. Check it out on contingency row - Two different classes each event. Dusty Times

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MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS FROM RAZO RACING Class 5 Winner - 1986 Score Parker 400 Thanks to You All for Helping Vs to Victory Don Hatz -"Rocket Motors" :>Y'voKOHAMA Tires - "Bullet Proof" - ."Super_Wheels" Uniden R.H.L. Enterprises -"Killer Radios and Intercom Systems" Johnny Johnson -"Great Driver Performance and One of the Greatest Minds in Race Car Prep and Engineering Ever'"' Mike & Jim Julson -"Jimco Racing for the Finest Class 5 Car Ever"

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By Homer Eubanks At the Anaheim Stadium last month the Supercross series featured Class 10 race cars along with the motorcycles to delight the audience. It was the first time the cars had been included in a Supercross event. It was Jim Fishback Jr. who took home the to p money. Fishback was not the only winner though, as this exhibition introduced 70,000 new fans to the world of off road "short course" racing. Mike Goodwin, the promoter of the Supercross series explained that in order to build a stadium race course it would be more feasible to hold two nights of racing instead of one; he wondered if his regular fans would enjoy the off road cars.To get an accurate account of the fan . reaction, Goodwin installed a decimal meter to gauge the crowd's reaction. After the cars Photos: Homer Euhanks/TracksiJc Photo Ent. ran their main event, the obstacles to be designed into the announcer asked the crowd if course. The "Launching Pad", they would come to see an event "Mucho Moguls" and the featuring the off road cars. The "Choose or Lose", which gave fans immediately set the decimal the drivers the choice of going meter to its limit. Goodwin's through a rough section of smile could be seen from across Herringbone Whoop-de-doos or the stadium, as he announced taking the high road, which was a that he knew they would like to double jump. Most of the car see cars, and he has a race at the drivers enjoyed the track layout, Rose Bowl scheduled for May and they felt it was plenty wide 31-June 1. The date for the cars enough. The only negative will be confirmed in DUSTY comments came between the first TIMES soon. two motos when the drivers. were For the first time the rushedtoprepareforthesecond Supercross event last January moto. was able to use the entire The Class 10 program Anaheim Stadium field. They consisted of three motos, with made the motorcycle track the money going to the main larger, and the extra space event winner. But, as we know, allowed the introduction of money isn't everything in racing; another complete off road it is the admiration of the fans course. Goodwin took the track that counts too. Greg George was a step farther and let the drivers the first to receive the cheers of and fans design some of the the 70,000 as he pulled out fast ---------------------------, and was the early leader, and he West Coast Distributor fOfl HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS_ AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AV AI LAB LE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 OUR PRICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available McKenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 213/764-6438 held the lead to the checkered flag. George didn't have an easy time of it though, with his teammate Jerry Whelchel (also driving a Pipeline Trucking sponsored car) challenging him throughout the race. Greg George found the clear track to his advantage and pulled a comfortable lead over Whelchel on the second lap. Steve Kelley was holding onto third place until Jim Fishback Jr. slipped by, but by now George and Whelchel were running away from the rest of the field: By the fourth lap the leaders were beginning to lap the field, and third place Fishback was nearly half a lap behind the two leaders. Ron Carter had been running in fourth place behind Fishback, until the fifth lap when Brad Casde tucked inside him to tab: over fourth. Carter had no time to relax with Bob Gordon on his tail, and Jim Fishback Sr. in striking distance too. When the checkered flag came out after eight laps it was Greg George in first, followed by Jerry Whelchel. Jim Fishback Jr. had gained some ground on the leaders, but had to settle for third. Fourth went to Brad Castle just ahead of Ron Carter. Steve Kelley was having troubles, running too rich, and he couldn't pull enough rpm to clear the double jump before the finish line and flipped his Chenowth on · its head. The crowd nearly went crazy when he was turned over by the course worker-s and limped the race car back to the pits with a broken spindle and a broken rear shock. When the green flag went up for the second heat it was ex-. motorcrosser Tommy Croft in his Chenowth that jumped out front. Dave Bonner slipped into second, with Al Arciero pressuring him. Croft must have found a· short way around the track because he was running way out in front of Bonner. The second and third place drivers had pulled a comfortable lead over tpe rest of the pac;k going into the second lap. The Jim Fishbacks, Jr. and Sr., and Jerry Whelchel were dicing for fourth, with the rest of the field still within striking distance of them. Bonner got sideways in one of the switchbacks and Arciero cut inside to take second place. Bonner got going aga in, but found himself challenged again, this time by Jim Fishback Jr. On the third lapCroftwasway out in the lead with Arciero in second, running by himself. Jim Fishback Jr. was leading Jerry Whelchel, with Mike Withers, Jim Fishback Sr. and Bob Gordon close by. It wasn't until the fifth lap that things got . changed around. Greg George slipped into third ahead of both the Fishbacks, and then Jerry Whelchel. Brad Castle tried to get around Dave Bonner, and the two got tangled up, sending both of them into the hay bales. Jhere were no position changes in the sixth lap. But, on the last lap, Croft, who had been so far out front, found his Chenowth running poorly, and he almost slowed to' a stop. Then Al Arciero snatched the win from Croft just 40 yards from the finish line. Tommy Croft salvaged second, and Greg George brought his Funco home third._Jyurth was Jim Fishback Jr., just ahead of his dad. An even dozen cars lined up for the main event. Greg George had earned the pole spot, a~1d next to him was Jim Fishback Jr. On th e second row Jerry Whelchel sat beh ind George with Tommy Croft beside him. Al Arciero and Bob Gordon made up the third row followed by Ron Carter, Brad Castle, Mike Withers, John Swift, Steve Kelley and Dave Bonner. Jim Fishback Sr. and Lou Peralta were both out· with mechanical problems. . When the flag went up George was caught sleeping and Fishback jumped out to the early lead. George added to his problems in the second corner when he went in a little hard and got sideways, which blocked traffic for Fishback. Jerry Whelchel was the first to slip past George, Al Arciero took over the third spot and Tommy Croft was fourth, ahead of George. Jerry Whelchel started reeling in Fisnback, and by the second lap he was within striking distance. This caused Fishback to pour on the power, and the two pulled out a comfortable lead over third running Arciero. Al Arciero had his hands full with T omrny Croft, Greg George, Brad Castle and Bob Gordon. By the fourth lap Fishback had a couple of car lengths on Whelchel. Greg George thought he found a way around Croft, but ended up putting his Funco on its top, which put him out of action. Croft got into a little trouble, and both Castle and Gordon got past him. Croft was still glued on Gordon, however, and Mike Withers and John Swift _were right behind Croft. Whelchel had studied Fishback's moves long enough, and he started challenging the leader again on the sixth lap. Whelchel tried to pass on the outside of Fishback going into the corner after the start/ finish line, but Fishback held on. For the next two laps Whelchel really made Fishback work hard for the victory by attempting to pass at every corner. It wasn't until the last lap that Whelchel was able to get alongside Fishback, but Fishback held his inside line going into the next turn, and held off Whelchel. Whelchel .. made his final try at the last turn, but Jim Fishback Jr. went on to win the main event. Whelchel was a very close second. From the standing ovation the crowd was giving the winner, it was obvious they like off road racing cars in the stadium. Third place went to Albert DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Jim Fishback Jr. had to fight hard all the way, but he held onto his lead to win the main event, by mere inches, in his slick Chenowth. Greg George scored a wire to wire victory in the first moto, but his Funco dropped to third in the second round, and did not finish the main. Page 24 March 1986 Dusty Times

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Al Arciero had his Chenowth humming at·An::,heim, and he snatched the second moto win from an ailing Tommy Croft in the last few yards. Close all night, Jerry Whelchel had his Pipeline Trucking Chenowth right with Fishback in the main event, but he was Steve Kelley, left, and Tommy Croft fly their Chenowths at different angles in front of 70,000 cheering spectators at the Anaheim Supercross. second at the checkered flag. ' Dicing hard in the main event, Greg George tried too hwd to Driving the only Raceco in the entire field, Brad Castle had a move up in the field and ended his race by putting the neat Funco · good night; and he ended up taking fourth in the hectic main Bob Gordon tried hard all night at Anaheim, runing with the leaders in his Chenowth, but Gordon had to be content with fifth in the main event. on its lid. event. Arciero and Brad Castle was fourth. Bob Gordon finished fifth, just ahead of Tommy Croft. For anyone who has ever thrown a leg over a dirt bike and hasn't seen a Supercross race, you are really missing a lesson on how it is supp<?sed to be done. It Dusty Times is no wonder the ex-motorcross-ers make good short course car racers; the craziness is already in them. These guys were rounding a corner at the third base line foul ball pole, traveling about 20 feet, sending their bikes some 20 feet · into the air over a triple jump and landing in center field, already crossed up and ready to turn when they landed. They even made it look like "no, problem!" It was the eventual 250 cc main event winner David Bailey that · really used the triple jump to pass ( and get re-passed) his Honda teammate Rick Johnson. These two rea!ly put_ on a good sho~~s. the lead passed between them several times throughout this event. There were plenty of ups and downs in the J 25 cc action, as Tyson Vohland rode his Kawasaki to the main event victory. Teammate Donny Schmit was second ahead of Eddie Hicks. "YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. TAKE IT FROM ME . : . Ivan "IRONMAN" Ste THIS IS AS MUCH FUN AS TN REAL THING." The Supercross supplied the fans with plenty of off road type action. The crowd loved the race cars and the drivers seemed to like the fans, and the stadium course. So, we can expect to see more races like this one from Mike Goodwin and his associates. ER/K/DN /NOUS TRIES INC ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES, INC. 326 W. KATELLA 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# _______________ _ Expirationdate: ___________ ~Signature: ___________ _ Name _______________ ~------------------Address, __________ ~---------------------City _______________ State __________ Zip ____ _ (California residents add 60/o tax) Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. March 1986 Page 25

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RFGOODRICH UPDATE #ZS: ONCE AGAIN, T/A® RADIALS ARE THE HOTTEST TIRES IN THE DESERT. The 1985 off-road racing season saw more vehicle and tire manufac-turers participate than ever before. Why? To prove how well their prod-ucts stand up to the rigors of desert racing. With competition between tire companies tougher than ever, TIA® Radials had their best season ever-continuing to dominate a sport they first entered less than 10 years ago. 5 CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS ... BFGoodrich is proud to an-nounce that these five Off-Road Champions rolled to victory on TI A Radials in 1985: CLASS J-Ron Brant in a Raceco Buggy CLASS 4-Rod Hall in a Dodge Power Ram 4 x4 pickup CLASS 6B- Larry Schwacofer in a 1955 Chevrolet sedan CLASS 8-Steve Kelley in a Chevrolet two-wheel drive pickup CLASS 12-Jason Myers in a Jeep Cherokee 4 x4 ••• AND A LAST-MINUTE DASH FOR THE HEAVY METAL CHAMPIONSHIP .. The prestigious and highly contested Heavy Metal award is decided among drivers of the big-gest and most powerful vehicles. In 1984 it was won by the extraordinary talents of Rod Hall, a BFGoodrich driver who has won many cham-pionships. Toward the end of the 1985 season, it became apparent that Rod's most serious challenge would come from Steve Kelley, who Larry Schwacofer took his Class 6B Championship in this 1955 Chevrolet seda(l. had never seen an off-road race until Rod Hall had already vi;on more than he could remember. It was a photo finish, with the very last race on the 1985 combined SCORE/HORA calendar deciding the championship. STEVE KELLEY TELLS HOW HE TOOK IT ON: "We didn't start out trying to beat Rod Hall in Heavy Metal," Steve said, "that's for sure. It didn't even look possible until late in the season when the points started adding up. With my co-driver and truck builder, Jon Nelson, our original goal was to win the Class 8 championship for Larry Minor Racing and BFGoodrich. And we were up against some of the toughest competition in off-road racing. "The first race was the Parker 400, run in California and , Arizona deserts· where it hardly ever rains. Well, this time it snowed during most of the race . It was so cold some of the drivers in the open cars got frostbite. Now sand and silt are notorious for hiding rocks that can wreck a tire or suspension or both, so you can imagine how much worse it is when it's all topped off with slippery snow. I give a lot of credit to my The Jeep Cherokee 4 x4 driven by Class 12 Champion Jason Myers. BFGoodrich Radial Mud-Terrain T / A® tires. They not only stood up to the beating, but they bit down through all the loose stuff and dug in. The result was that we took the lead in the first 100 miles and finished about an hour and a half

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ahead of the second-place truck." Steve went on to take second place in the Great Mojave 250. Then the race that followed-the Laughlin Desert Challenge-began a chain of mishaps that give off-road racing its fierce reputation. "At Laughlin we did an end-over-end twice," Steve continued. "The frame was ripped in half and that ended our day." NO STEERING. "The next race was the Mint 400. The Mint is very rough and is known for deep powdery silt beds that act like waves breaking in the ocean when you hit them. Once again TI A Radials pulled us through and we won. Unfortunately it wasn't a points race. Then came the Baia 500. There's a place up in the mountains there called the Summit, and it's not a good place to lose your steering. Wouldn't you know, we did. We drove the next hundred miles or so with about three turns of steering play. Then we got repairs and finished second." NO BRAKES, NO GAS, BUT VERY FEW _FLAT TIRES. As the season went on, things began to look better for Steve. "The last race was the Frontier 250," he said, "and we saw there was a chance of beating Rod Hall in the Heavy Metal Challenge. As it turned out, Rodney took 13 wins in 13 starts in Class 4 in 1985. But there are so many more entrants in Class 8 that the scoring system could give us-the points to win-if we finished in second place or better. Things were looking good until the last lap. Suddenly we lost our brakes. We went on for about 10 miles until we could get our rear brakes working. Then we ran out of gas about 3 miles from the finish. We Rod Hall won his Class 4 Championship in a Dodge Power Ram 4 x4 pickup. managed to get some from another pit crew and went on, very worried about our second-place standing. Now, you can expect to have a flat tire or two in an off 0road race. Some guys have as many as 10. So you can imagine what a flat would have done to us at this time. But it didn't happen and we beat Rodney in Heavy Metal by a single point. "A lot of credit has to go to our TI A Radials," Steve concluded. "They're tough: They handle-in bitter cold as well as desert heat, on the highway as-well as the rocks. They ran hard, took on a lot of rough places, and really hauled us through." A) Self-cleaning tread lugs bite for traction. BJ Tread pitch sequencing reduces highway noise and increases comfort. CJ Open center groove channels away water. DJ 3 sidewall plies-instead of just 2-enhance durability.

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...,_ HOOSIER DOME EVENT LAUNCHES 1986 OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX SEASON Lee and Karl Wuesthoff are Big Winners! By Brenda Parker Photos: Gil Parker/ Trackside Photo Ent. One of off road racing's most ambitious series began its sixth season on January 25 when producer Mickey Thompson brought his 1986 Off Road Championship Gran Prix into the Hoosier Dome for the first of nine events at major stadiums across the nation. The Saturday night curtain raiser marked the return of off road racing to the Hoosier Dome for the first time since Thompson presented the sport's first indoor race there in July 1984. Two drivers from the Midwest were the big winners, Lee and Karl Wuesthoff, from Mequon, Wisconsin, won the Class 10 and 1-2-1600 main. Lee's Class 10 is a Chenowth and Karl's Class 1-2-1600 is a Berrien. They are sponsored by Concours Motors and Castrol Oil. Other drivers on hand for the Gran Prix were Roger Mears and MINIMUM EFFORT ......................... . MAXIMUM EFFECT!!! CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Page 28 Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula, CA 93290 (714) 676-2066 his Nissan sponsored by Nissan, Bridgestone Tires and Castro] Oil; Pete Halsmer's Mazda sponsored by Mazda and General Tire; Jeff Huber with a Ford sponsored by Ford, Chief Auto Parts, Seven Eleven and General Tire; Jeff and Kevin Probst with their Berrien Lasers soonsored by Berrien Buggy, Bilstein and Armstrong Rubber; Scott Taylor in his Eliminator sponsored by BFGoodrich, Sway-A-Way, NPS, and Taylor's Off Road; Greg George with his new Toyota Supra UltraStock sponsored by Funco; Ken Kazarian m a VW Scirocco UltraStock; Larry Ragland in a Chenowth sponsored by Mickey Thompson Tires, Station 1, Woodstuff Manufacturing and Fly-N-Hi; and from Ganadajohn McPherson in a Berrien sponsored by Berrien Buggy, Mini-Performance, Sway-A-Way and Armstrong Rubber, and Dean Dodd in a Berrien sponsored Sway-A-Way, Bils-tein and Deist Safety Equipment, to name just a few. These and the other drivers really put on a show for the 34,000 plus in attendance at this event. The attendance was up by about 14,000 over 1984. As a companion feature to the races this year, Thompson added the first annual International Off Road Exposition at the Convention Center which · ran for 3 days. The Exposition was a showcase for all facets of off road sports, including vehicles, related products and services. Some of the many exhibitors included Berrien Buggy, Honda, March 1986 Class 10 had the biggest field, and Lee Wuesthoff drove his Wisconsin built Magnum Vvith Rabbit power to a resounding first place in the wild main event. The only Californian doing well in Class 10 was Tommy Croft, whose Chenowth won the trophy dash and the first heat, but failed in the main event. Having a near perfect evening, Steve Millen won his heat race and won the truck main event handily in the strong running multiple sponsored Toyota. Glenn Harris had his Mazda wired at Indy, and he took the truck trophy dash and his heat race win, but he dropped to third in the main event. Suzuki, Jeep, Mazda, Yamaha, Weld Wheel, Dune Buggy, Inc., Larry's Off Road Center and Indiana Off Road Supply to name,a few. On Saturday there were several crowds at some of the booths who had video machines with showings of previous desert and short course races. Interest in this sport is growing as the attendance at this event attested, Mickey Thomp-son hopes that the number of companies participating in next year's Exposition will be much greater than this first year. As practice ended I talked with several drivers and asked them all the same question: "What do you think of the track?" Remember, they were racing on concrete, not dirt, and the car and tires act differently, on this type of surface. All the drivers were scrambling to come up with the best tire combination. Here are some of the replies to my question: Jeff Huber -"The track was wet from a water. spill but the surface is great when it is dry." Ivan Stewart -"I think he did a Dusty Times

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It was Wuesthoff night at the Dome as Karl hopped his Berrien to the fast time in 1-2-1600 action, winning the second heat and the main event. Craig Durfee drove his sleek looking Pontiac Fiero to his UltraStock heat race win, and finished second in the main, and became the official winner later. from the outside pole in the first heat of the Super 1600s. Tommy Croft challenged hard, and when Jeff spun out on lap 5 Croft took the lead. In the meantime, Larry Ragland from Phoenix. AZ, and Don Ponder's Berrien were battling for third position. Croft took the checkered first with Probst in second and Ragland just barely holding ofi Ponder to finish third; Ponder was fourth and Scott Taylor fifth. John McPherson, who had towed from Q uebec, Canada to enter this race, blew his engine in practice and was unable to make repairs in time to qualify and therefore did not race at all this weekend. In heat 2 of the Super 1600s Jerry Stansbury built a sizeable lead on the first lap as the remainder of the field fought among themselves. Jimmie Crowder, driving a Chenowth, who had come from Tallahassee, FL, for this event, broke out of the pack first to run second behind Stansbury. Tony Ruby from Raceland, KY, was third. Lee Wuesthoff had all kinds of trouble, spinning out twice. Kevin Probst's Berrien looked like it didn't want to stick to the track either and at one point it appeared that he stalled the engine. Ruby, who was running third spun out on i;.r heck of a job, plenty wide enough. You can always say we'd like more room for passing but I think from what we're working with he did a nice job." Ken Kazarian -"I like this race track. The first time we were here we won in Class 10." Scott Taylor -"It's okay. It was like it was last year, a little slippery. The configuration is different.'' Sherman Balch -"We came from the slowest truck on the track and we're getting a lot closer. It was set up good, but not for this course so we made some major changes because we were way off." Dean Dodd -"It was different, it's a change, it's a likable change. " Karl W uesthoff - " Pretty good. Tighter in the middle, going to be harder to pass and running with the UltraStocks may pose a problem. It was well prepared. The resin helped traction." A regular feature of Thomp-son's races is the "Meet the Drivers" session which is held on the floor of the stadium before the racing starts. This event was no exception and from the looks of the crowd it was a popular part of the evening. The spectators like this chance to get close to the cars and their drivers and to ask questions they might not otherwise get answered. At 6:30 the crowd was asked to clear the track so the racing could begin. In the Grand National Sport Truck Trophy Dash, polesitter Ivan Stewart's Toyota was in the _ lead when he spun out on lap 2. This gave Glenn Harris in his Mazda the lead. Steve Millen's Toyota spun out on the last corner of lap 2 and the Nissan of Sherman Balch moved into second place. Harris won handily in his General Tire sponsored Mazda followed by Balch, Stewart and Millen. Tommy Cruft of San Diego, CA, was the fastest qualifier in the Super 1600 class and the polesitter for the Volkswagen sponsored Trophy Dash. He took the lead from the start. Jeff Probst, of New Lenox, IL, and Jerry Stanbury, of Gainesville, TX, fell behind early after a second tum tangle at the start of the race. Croft's Hitachi and Rowland Racing sponsored car won this event with Scott Tay !or out of Belvidere, IL, second and Stanbury's Fu[).co and Jeff Probst, in his Berrien, running third and fourth. Todd Attig of Dixon, IL, in his Terminator, came off the pole to take the lead in the first heat of DustyTimes the UltraStock and 1-2-1600 • class. He was passed in the first corner of lap 2 by Craig Durfee driving his Pontiac Fiero. Stan Rowland from Fort Worth, TX, and Dean Dodd of Quebec tangled on one of the switch-backs. They were down almost one lap by the time they got rolling again. In the meantime, Durfee built a healthy lead followed by Attig and Jeff Elrod in his VW Golf. 'Elrod, out of San Jose, CA, passed Attig to take second place on lap 3. On lap 5 Greg George, in his air-suspended Toyota, made his move going to third place, but he spun out and lost several positions. Durfee was the winner in the UltraStock class with Elrod, George and Rowland finishing behind him in that order. Durfee said after the race that he had dropped a cylinder and had extensive pit work to get ready for the main event. In the 1-2-1600 class the winner was Attig sponsored by Rod Attig's Repair and following him across the line was Dodd and Al McMillan from Elkhart, IN. In the UltraStock and 1-2-1600 heat 2, Ken Kazairan, the polesitter, led the first lap, followed by Monte Crawford in Monte Crawford won his heat race, and finished first in the UltraStock Main, but his VW Golf was disqualified from that win by the Rough Driving Committee. March 1986 a VW Golf. Ken held a slim lcag · over Crawford on lap 3 when Crawford outbraked Kazarian on the next to last switchback to take the lead. In the UltraStock class Crawford took the win with Kazairan second and Tom Burrneister's VW Scirocco third, and the VW Golf of Mike Goodbody corning in fourth. Karl Wuesthoff ended up the winner of the 1-2-1600 class after driving from a last place start. Steve Tsarpalas in a Berrien was second and Chris Raffo and Ramiro Gonzalez finished third and fourth. Jeff Probst took an early lead Flying high in his new Chenowth, Larry Ragland came from Arizona to race, and he garnered a fine second in the crowded Class 10 feature race. (818) 442-1788 SMITTYBILT1.\'c. 2 I 24 N. Lee, Dept. DT, South El Monte, CA 9 I 733 Page 19 ·--

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Racing a VW Golf bodied car in UltraStock this year, Jeff Elrod came from central California to race and took third in the main event. Texan Jerry Stansbury started out strong, winn ing the second Class 10 heat, but his Funco came to serious grief in the main even t. Jeff Huber had mixed success with his Ford Ranger, starting out with the leaders in the feature race, but he dropped back with a spin out. IMSA racer Pete Halsmer took to the Mazda truck nicely on the pavement, iust besting team leader Glenn Harris by inches at the finish line. Bill LeFeuvre came from Limehouse, Ontario, Canada to compete in Class 10, and Bill won the Semi-Main, leading nearly the entire distance. Midwestern hot dog Jeff Probst did not have the best luck in his Berrien Laser, and his best finish was second in the Class 10 heat. • Gr lap 5 'and Wuesthoff, who had been driving hard, moved into third position. Stansbury took the checkered flag with Crowder, Wuesthoff and Jimmy Adams finishing behind him. Kevin Probst managed to hang on 'for fifth place. In the first heat of the Grand National Sport Trucks Jeff Huber came off the pole in his Ford to take an early lead, but he got sideways on the first switchback and Glenn Harris, driving a Mazda, moved into first place. Ivan Stewart's Toyota challenged Huber hard for second throughout the early going. Stewart, trying to outbrake Huber on one turn, Page 30 collided with him. Huber came out of this fracas with a side panel gone and a right rear flat tire, but he managed to break away from Stewart and limped across the finish line just ahead of him in second place. Harris won the heat with Pete Halsmer finishing in fourth place. Heat 2 of the Grand National Sport Trucks was next. Sherman Balch's Nissan had broken a steering box in the trophy dash and he did not start this heat. Steve Millen, of Santa Ana, CA, passed polesitter Curt LeDuc, of West Springfield, MA, in his Ford, on the last switchback of lap I to take the lead. Roger Mears apparently suffering handling problems bowed out on the third lap. Millen was the winner of this heat with LeDuc second. Mears and Balch were listed as third and fourth. Bill L eF euvre, an other Canadian driver from Lime-house, Ontario, maintained the lead in the Super 1600 Semi Main Event in his BFGoodrich and McPherson Transmission sponsored Berrien. He was challenged by Wayne Cruze, of Irving, TX, driving a Chenowth with Derrel Burkes running a close third in his ProTech. Cruze and Burks tangled on the last lap and Burks suddenly stopped dead on the track and Dale Scott, of Louisville, KY, inherited third place. At the flag it was LeFeuvre, · Cruze, Scott and Larry Noel . March 1986 from Phoenix, AZ, finishing in that order. Tom Burmeister's Scirocco and Chris Raffo in his Chenowth led their respective classes in the first lap of the UltraStock and 1-2-1600 M ain Event. Greg George, Ken Kazarian and Mike Goodbody got hung up on the center straight on lap 2. Monte Crawford finally got around Jeff Elrod to take over second position in the UltraStock class. Then Crawford and the leader Burmeister tangled in the big sweeper turning the lead over to Elrod. Elrod, himself, spun out on the big sweeper and this moved Crawford into the lead. Crawford managed to beat Craig Durfee to the line to take the win. Durfee was second and Elrod and Burmeister were third and fourth. Meanwhile, in the 1-2-1600 class, Dean Dodd had passed Raffo to take over the lead, but he was being pushed hard by Todd Attig. - Karl Wuesthoff bounced off the wall to drop to last place, but he drove hard and managed to move to third with just a few laps to go. Attig • suddenly started to slow and Wuesthoff moved around him to capture second place. Wuesthoff .slowly moved up on Dodd and Dodd knew he could not make a mistake or Karl would have him. On the white flag lap, Karl made his move and passed Dodd to win the race with Dodd second, Attig third and Al McMillen fourth. It was during this last race that there was a bad roll-over, Ramiro Gonzalez, from Lancaster, OH, rolled onto his side and slid across the concrete to strike the barriers and flip over them. When they finally got him out of his car he '¥as conscious but he was bruised and shaken. He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. When I talked with him a few days after the race, he indicated to me that although he would be laid up a while he was not seriously hurt and there were no broken bones. He did have extensive damage to his car and he will be working hard between now and the start of the Midwest racing season to be ready for the Memorial Day 100 at Lake Geneva, WI. In the Super 1600 Main event, polesitter Lee Wuesthoff and Larry Ragland managed to stay out of the eight car pile up on the first lap. They were ruqning first and second with Lee out front. Scott Taylor was in third place. On the second lap Ragland passed Wuesthoff with Taylor still behind in third. Don Ponder was running fourth. Ragland spun out on the big sweeper in lap 7 giving the lead back to Delayed in early traffic, Scott Taylor plowed back up the ranks in his Eliminator to end up third in the Class 10 main that started 16 cars. Dusty Times

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Floridian Jimmie Crowder likes to race anywhere on any surface, and his keen Chenowth Magnum nailed a second in the second Class 10 heat. From Texas, Wayne Cruze had mixed luck, coming back from a tangle in his Chenowth Magnum to place second in the Class 10 Semi-Main. VW bodies are getting popular in UltraStock class. Ken Kazarian's is modeled from a Scirocco, and he took a good second place in Heat 2. Carrying a passenger in his two seat Berrien, Illinois driver Steve Tsarpalas drove to a fine second in the second 1-2- 1600 heat race. New Englander Curt LeDuc started well, taking second in his Class 7 heat, but he got the Ford hung up on the barriers in the main event. The new Funco with the Toyota Supra body made its debut at Indy, but Greg George didn't have m·uch success with it on the maiden voyage. W uesthoff. Ragland got back in the race but dropped to third behind Taylor. Ragland finally managed to get around Taylor to re-capture .second place. Taking the win was Wuesthoff's Chenowth; Ragland was second and Taylor and Kevin Probst third and fourth. Some of the other top runners who just did not hav_e any luck in this main event were Jeff Probst, Jerry Stansbury and Tommy Croft. They all finished back · in the pack. At the start of the Grand National Sport Truck Main Eve'nt, Pete Halsmer and Jeff Huber led the way. Going into the first turn there were four abreast, Halsmer, Huber, Millen and LeDuc. LeDuc was in the middle and got squeezed off as they came off the big sweeper and he ended up astraddle the first jump sideways. It took several minutes to get him off and he was almost a lap down. Mears, who had started the race, dropped out with further transmission problems. Mears had broken two transmissions in practice and the third one, which was flown out from California, was finally installed at 5:JO Saturday afternoon. He had not practiced with it and had to start his heat race at the back of the pack because he did not have a qualifying time. From the looks of things he was still having trouble with it. At the end of lap 2 it was Halsmer, Huber and Stewart. Stewart passed Huber to take over second place on lap 3 and then spun on the last corner and dropped to the rear. Harris then passed Stewart and Huber to take over third position. Sherman Balch dropped out still having steering problems. Millen made his move on Halsmer on lap 6 to take the lead and he slowly pulled away from the other trucks. Halsmer, Harris and Stewart were in a fight tor second place with Halsmer beating Harris in a photo finish. Stewart finished in fourth just behind them. After the race the winner, Millen, told the press that: "On this type of surface you have to drive like you have an egg between your foot and the pedal." He certainly did just that, taking a win in both his heat and the main event. At all of Thompson's races he has events for 3 and 4 wheel ATV's and Odysseys and this was no exception. They all ran heat races to place in the main events for each class and in the 3 wheel main event the Kawasaki riden by Jimmy White out of Irvine, CA, took the win. Another Kawasaki with Tim Helter aboard was second and Todd Attig came from Illinois to drive his Terminator to a fine first heat victory and young Attig ended up third in the 1-2-1600 main event. Dusty Times Rod Heuerman's Honda was third. The 4 wheel Main event saw John Neary's Yamaha finishing first with two Suzukis second and third riden by Jeff Bernard and Greg Clark. The Odyssey class was won by John Updegraff and Norman Kaup and Rich Reitz in second and third. They were all driving Hondas. The rough driving committee made up of the following people, Dave Hanson, John Robinson, Fred Kieser, John Davis and March 1986 Mike Parker, had little to do on this evening. There were only two penalties assessed, one against Ivan Stewart for some rough driving in his heat race and one against Billy Beck for the same r;>3son. It was a very clean night of racing . . Much later, Monte Crawford ,was disquali-fied from the UltraStock main event victory, and Craig Durfee became the official winner. The Gran Prix moves to Pontiac, MI, to the Silverdome on February 8th. Both the Hoosier Dome and the Silver-dome hosted the series in 1984 when Thompson first presented· off road racing indoors. He stated; "We're looking forward to going back there again, the SHverdome was an important site for us in 1984 when we were in the process of intro9ucing the sport in the Midwest. Now we're excited about coming and giving the fans another great show at a time of year when motor racing in the area is almost completely dormant." Page 31 ·-

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PORSCHE 9615 SWEEP THE PARIS-DAKAR southward towards Tamanrasset, disappeared early, but others even the condition of the Trans-stuck to the rally. Among these Saharian' lifeline was becoming was Prince Albert of Monaco. very poor; in many places the· "Last year we blew up our engine road was in worse condition than in Mali, so this year our Pajero the sands on either side. has a stock unit". The Saudi girl, Tamanrasset is the most Nebila Khashoggi, running third southerly town in Algeria and person in Russell Gooding's close to the place where the road Mitsubishi, was beginning to peters out altogether. Outside enjoy herself, as the culture this town the rally spent two shock wore off. Rene Metge Scores His Third Overall Victory Twin-tubrocharged, electron-ically controlled Porsches scored a remarkable one-two success in ._ the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally. Rene Metge took his third outright victory in six years. The two 961s competed in Roth-mans' colors, who also sponsored the first two finishers in the motorcycle category. The event, which is traditionally the toughest motor sport fixture on the international calendar, was run in conditions of emotion, following the mid-event death of Thierry Sabine, the adventurer who conceived and master-mineded this classic African-marathon. Sabine died in a helicopter accident. Some sections, notably in the sandy wastes of Mauritania, were canceled, but despite the tragedy the event ran substantially to Sabine's original plans. The lead in the 1986 Rallye Paris-Alger-Dakar changed every day in the early stages. As soon as ·q-the Algerian pistes were reached, last year's winner Patrick Zaniroli went ahead. Gearbox problems delayed both works Mitsubishi_s later, allowing Jean-I i Pierre Gabreau's Range Rover into the lead. But, when the rally left Algeria for Niger, the Porsche of Rene Metge was number one. The biggest first stage surprises were the delays to the two works Opel Kadett Rallyes of Colsoul and Weber, both with shock absorber troubles, and the destruction by fire of Pescarolo's Range Rover. Having delays early forced the Opels to run well back in the field for some time, in heavy dust because so many cars were still running. Text & Photos: Marti1i Holmes nights, and in-between the Running well up among ·the competitors tackled the in- cars were some of the trucks, and famous Assekrem mountain the King Trucker is Jan de Rooy. stage. The highest point on the Former European rallycross and event, the rock-strewn track motocross rider, and from climbs to about 2500 meters, appearances a champion boxer as and from this point you could see well, this Dutchman's annual almost forever. It was a most holiday is the Paris-Dakar. Each dramatic place, particularly year he comes up with a different when the Paris-Dakar competi-vehicle. This year the OAF had tors arrived. two engines, side by side, each On this section Mitsubishi pointing m the opposite experienced their gearbox direction, putting the weight in troubles, and many other drivers - the middle for good roadholding, ended their event through a fine theory for a 10.8 ton truck. mishaps. Two vehicles were Although OAF calls it a Turbo-completely burned out, a twin, the two diesel engines, each Peugeot P4 when only a 11.6 liters, both have twin kilometer from the summit was turbos. The truck carries 1000 one of them. Two trucks turned liters of fuel, good for 1000 over, one with such a loud bang miles. "Twice we had a puncture that the accident was heard, but so far" Jan said "and each time not seen, two kilometers away. we los~ ten mi~utes". Not bad And, the Ecureuil helicopter of when you consider that each the French Antenne 2 TV crew wheel weighs 260 kg, and you do plunged onto the rocks in an air have to be big and strong for a pocket. Instead of bounding truckers' life. down the hillside, the copter Teams pay a lot of money to shell bounced back on the track. enter Paris-Dakar. Opel says it Unhurt, the pilot had to cost them about 35,000 English found he could not restart dismantle what remamed of the pounds this year. If you retire, because a coil had failed. On the rotor to let the competing cars you have to leave your vehicle in second stage the Range Rover past. The day before, one of the the desert. But, you will be team had more trouble when organizers' planes, a DC 3, had to accounted for, and teams take Jean Ragnotti lost time with an return to Salah with smoke great trouble to make sure they electrical fault. Cowan recovered streaming from an engine. And, keep running. The top competi-from his first day's problems to th_e. remaining girl motorcyclist tors have high speed (lsupervi-be quickest overall, and was back Nicole Bassot fell off here, sion" back-up vehicles, behind up to sixth place. landing bruised but safe on the them come small service vans, Each day the rally covers at track, ~nd watched her bike go and then the big trucks, often least one, but at the most two, tumbling over the edge. supplied at a promotional price special stages, the longest of Courageous! Y, she restarted by the German truck manufac-which is 834 kms, although the later. turer MAN. average is about 350 kms. Many of the celebrities began "Two years ago I completed Generally each day starts at to disappear. Jerry Grant, co- the route with just eight tires", 0800, and there is only one driver_ for John Severson in the explained Belgian rallyman Guy official night stage, although American entered Raceco open Colsoul. "This year we change Zaniroli started in flying style many of the big trucks rarely wheeler, was missing on the first tires every day." It is good in the Mitsubishi Pajero, though finish a day's run in daylight. stage, reported out with a broken teamwork rather than just a good he was lucky to win the first There is no pare ferme, and trans case. John Graham, an car that wins. Tony Fall of Opel desert section, as he had a flat tire competitors and mechanics can IMSA driver, invited at the last added "I think the world right at the end. Many drivers got work on their vehicles through-minute to drive a back-up Land championship is getting too_ lost between Ouragla and El out the night if necessary. Rover for Gerard Maret, found conformist. The character of Galea, and eventually the In spite of this the rally was himself, in a car with a Belgian rallying, traditionally, has bet 1 organizers' little Robin single shedding dozens of competitors mechamc, and with a language adaptability. Motor sports needs engined plane was sent out to every day, drivers fortunate to barrier; they fell back steadily. events like Paris-Dakar." Fall is waggle its wings at the wayward - have easy access to the long The Regazzoni team all wondering if he could send his competitors and lead them back asphalt road -----------------------------------to safety. Andrew Cowan, back to Pajero, was among those who got Algiers lost and he also had a flat tire. and home. Against his better judgement, he But, as the switched off his enajne, and route headed • PRE ~UN N!=RS • RACE-CAI-?& • OFF -~AD Pl<..E.P • FABRICATION • F:.OL-L-CAGrE.S • WIRING-• 1::-TC. r~E ESTIMATES f • 0 (714) 498-335<1 >-) &-13AJA SPECIALISTS 150 LOG Oe>Rt: ROS , SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. 92672 Page 32 Rene Metge became a three time overall winner on the Paris-holding it all the way to Dakar in the Rothmans Porsche 961. March 1986 Dusty Times

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Jean Ragnotti ran with the leaders until electrical troubles slowed the Range Rover, and he collected a hefty ten hour penalty at Bamako. Usually quite successful on the African marathon, the Toyota of Fougerouse and Chrotlon failed to make the top ten. The works Opel Kadett 4x4 of Guy Co/soul had The Debic prototype of Deladriere heads into a major woes, but finished. Could these cars pit area, the same sort of terrain and crowd so show up at the Baja 1000 - they could1 common at the western desert races in the USA. Hubert Riga/ and Bernard Maingret were third overall in the Mitsubishi Pajero; running service crew for the official team, they beat them both. The Russian built, French prepared Lada Niva turned in an excellent performance, driven to fourth overall by Pierre Lartigue and Bernard Giroux. Jan de Rooy led the big truck category most of the way in the awesome ten ton OAF, but went out with a broken axle just a few days away from victory. Kadetts, . which cannot be produced for homologation until the new GM engine is ready, to the Baja 1000 in Mexico. Here the Paris-Dakar was well under way. After Algeria comes Niger, the land of the featureless Tenere desert where nothing grows; even the infamous tree is now made of metal. After this a short section takes competitors over unmarked dunes where only a compass will enable them to reach the night stop. "If someone gets lost", explained Thierry Sabine, "they must expect to stay the night, but we will find them the next day". Every crew is issued emergency rescue equipment, and checks are made on the amount of water they carry. Helicopters, SOS repatriation flights and scores of medical personnel are available and supplied all for the entry fees. ·While the early leader was Patrick Zaniroli, his Mitsubishi Pajero was slowed with gearbox trouble. Then the Range Rover of Jean-Pierre Gabreau took over at Tamanrasset. But, the Porsches took command as the rally left Algeria and headed south into Niger. As the rally reached the faster sections south of the Hogger mountains Rene Metge went ahead, and team leader Jacky lckx climbed to second, and that is the way they finished in Dakar. This year the route -included various novelty sections, the first one south of the Tenere desert over unchartered dunes. Here both Metge and Ickx became stuck in soft sand, but they helped each other on their way, though Ickx dropped back to fourth place. At the halfway stop at Niamey, Niger, second place was held by the frivate French Range Rover o Raoul Ray-mondis, ahead of the official Rover of Gabreau. A total of266 vehicles were still in the running. From Niger the event went westward into Mali, and it was close to Gourma-Rharous that the helicopter crash that killed Thierry Sabine happened. Already there was chaos among the competitors. Many had become so lost in the desert that they arrived beyond the time limit at the end of the section, which led to a ten hour time penalty. Among those who suffered were Zaniroli, Ray-mondis and Gabreau. The news of the accident was a terrible shock. It took a little time for the other organizers to decide what to do; finally Sabine's right hand man Patrick Vernoy announced the event would carry on. bogged down and he - had to abandon as well. The leading truck became the Mercedes Unimog of Viamara, entered as a mechanic for the Italian team of motorcycles. He was in front of a man famous from other activities, the endurance racer Hans Heyer, who was leading a Spanish rally driver from a previous generation, Salvador Canellas. The two works Opels staggered to the finish at the end of a troublesome debut for the new Kadett 4x4 model. Weber was 37th and Colsoul 40th, and Russell Brookes at the wheel of their support six-wheeler MAN truck did not finish. He was ordered to abandon when a fellow passenger suffered a heart attack and had to be sent back to Europe. Clay Regazzoni gave up in the opening stages, his truck being too underpowered. Prince Albert of Monaco went back early also, in time to see the end of the Monte Carlo Rally. The event was a remarkable success for Porsche and no disgrace for Mitsubishi. But of all -The next day saw the longest run of the event, some 1140 kms down to Bamako, and the hopes of Austin Rover disappeared completely. Raymondis had a fire which destroyed his vehicle, as had happened on the first day to Pescarolo's official car. Then Ragnotti, already badly delayed in Algeria with electrical trouble, had the same problems recur. The Rover stalled and he needed help from the bikers to push-start, but then night came and he was unable to find his way without headlights. He got a ten hour penalty. Another rest day was declared at Labe, in Guinea, in order for the organizers to plan their routes through Mauritania. the surprises, it was the little Lada which was most impressi~e. 'Y After a first day disaster last year MARCH 15, 1986-ENTRY FEES: ........... .......... $350.00 Super Sport 100 ................ $175.00 LATE ENTRY FEE: ................. $375.00 Due alter February 22nd. INSURANCE: ...................... $75.00 LAND USE FEE: .................... $25.00 AMSA MEMBERSHIP FEE: ........... $35.00 ENTRY DEPOSIT FOR START POSITION DRAWING: February 22nd ...... ..... $100.00 PAYBACK: 50% of entry fee paid in class, $10.00 of each entry payback tc>__Drivers Points Fund. Dusty Times California City, Ca. REGISTRATION & TECH. INSPECTION: Mar. 14, Friday, 3 to 9:00 p.m. NO NEW REGISTRATION OR TECH. INSP. ON RACE DAY, SATURDAY. DRIVERS MEETING: SAT. @ 7:30 am RACE STARTS: Saturday @ 9:00 am RACE FORMAT: A 500 kilometer (300 miles) off road race with an 8 hour time limit. AWARDS: Sunday, 11:00 a.m. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED AFTER FEB. 22nd March 1986 The final changes in running order were taking place. The Lada Niva of Peirre Lartigue fell from third to fifth because of electrical trouble, and the surprise placing now was Hubert Rigal in third. He was entered by Mitsubishi as a fast support vehicle for Cowan and Zaniroli, but now he was beating them both! In the truck division Jan de Rooy retired with a broken front axle, letting his rival Groines, in a Mercedes, ahead. However, just a few days before the finish, Groines became hopelessly for the French prepared Russian car team, the vehicles were completely redesigned and fitted with Chrysler racing engines. In the final standing Rene Metge won overall in the Porsche 961 with a time of 41 hours, 26 minutes and 45 seconds. Second was his mate Jacky lckx, Porsche 961, an hour and 45 minutes in arrears. Hubert Riga! held third in the Mitsubishi Pajero, five hours back. Seven and a half hours down, Pierre Lartigue nailed fourth in the Lada Niva, followed in just two minutes by Andrew Cowan in the Mitsubishi Pajero. Just another nine minutes back was Roland Kussmaul in a Porsche 961, and Patrick Zaniroli got his Pajero home about four hours later. In eighth was Jean-Pierre Gabreau, more than an hour further down, followed in about two and a half hours rr Page 33

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Second overall last year, Andy Cowan had ups and downs this year, but he carried on in the Mitsubishi Pajero to eventually finish fifth. Rene Metge smiles in victory, his third at the event in six years of competition. Again he won in a Porsche, this year the new 961 4x4. Prince Albert of Monaco gave the Paris-Dakar another try in a Mitsubishi Pajero, got much further than last year, but still did not finish. ft takes a big guy to rally a big truck on a marathon, and Jan de Rooy takes his vacation each year to race the OAF from Paris to Dakar. r;.,.. by Jean Boucher in a Toyota FJ60. Three and a half more hours behind, Maurice Gierst was tenth in car classification in a Range Rover. The best big truck was Viamara in the Mercedes Unimog, finishing in 80 hours, 52 minutes and 19 seconds. Next came Hans Heyer in the MAN, three hours back, followed in another hour by Salvador Canellas in a Pegaso. The fastest motorcycle was Cyril Neveu's Honda, taking 72 hours, 49 minutes and 8 seconds to cover the course. Just 11 minutes back was Gilles Lalay on a Honda, followed in two hours by the Honda of Andrea Balestrieri. Of the 488 vehicles that started, 54 finished in the car and truck THE categories and 27 motorcycles finished. Following the death of Thierry Sabine there is speculation as to the future of the event. Over the past few years Paris-Dakar has become an event of great commercial consequence, not only to the auto and allied industry, but because it is probably now greater than any other single motor sport event in the world. Under Sabine's leadership the rally adapted to demands; this year it was allied to a charity devoted to proverty relief in Africa. The final test of success is whether the event will be able to continue. Sabine was so obviously a great leader; the greatest leaders create a heritage that lives on after they have gone . . WRIGHT PLACE~. COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adjustments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 Page 34 ' b WEATH,ERMAN RADIO TIPS ,,t~ --l' ;,1. Is Th~re a Two Way ~ Radio 1n Your Future? If you are an off road race spectator just out for the fun of-it, a scanner programmed to the racing action can broaden your scope of the race. Instead of watching the fourth lap. with a long· time between cars, wondering why your favorites haven't been by, you can hear what's happening all over the course via the scanner. If you are a contingency sponsor or interested manufac-turer, you can be tuned into the racers and teams that use your products. And, with a two way radio you can supplement their effort, and be an extra radio to support them. Nobody ever has enough radio coverage. ' If you are a private chase crew and want to be more effective and competltlve, a $149.00 scanner is a start. Or a $429.00 two way, financed for a year, is only $60.00 per the eight Score-HORA events. If you are a private racer having fun and wishing for a super SJJOnsor to help finance your efforts, be advised it is easier to obtain sponsors when you are winning or placing in races. Two way radios will make you a winner, or at least put you in the money. If you are a contract driver, you are good. Your driving ability, skill, and maybe luck, got you there. Why do you need a two way radio? Why, of course, to keep you where you are. There are new guys and young hero worshippers who would strive to take your place, and there is only one numero uno. Alas, you probably have two way radios and would admit to a large extent that they helped you win and place, and even finish a lot of races. If you are a mother, father, wife, girl friend, relative or friend worried about an overdue racer, a simple scanner could let you know where they were broken March 1986 By Bob 'Weatherman' Steinberger and what to do. Lew-Sim Racing had friends and relatives, and friends of relatives and friends of friends all over the Baja 1000 course last year manning 23 pits. They were all informed via direct contact or via the Goodyear Weatherman Radio Relay Team when the car went out of the race. Knowing what happened the pits could stand down, enjoy the race, head home or off er their services to others. They did not wait, and wait for someone who wasn't coming. If you are thinking about putting together a racing program, budget for two way radios. You are building a program around the possibility of winning, so think like a winner and you will become a winner. Do the things a winner does and you will become a winner. Two way radio is an integral part of a winning formula in the face of today's competition. If you are a team support group, check with the dozen teams whose radios we helped with or put together. The professional racing pit teams can tell you how important it is to have a two way radio. The pit can be prepared before the racer arrives, know exactly what to do, and get. the car on its way in seconds. If you are a motorcyclist, three wheeler or quadrunner, you can utilize a hand held, 10 channel two way radio with a special radio pocket sewn into your racing suit. The hand held can be plumbed into your helmet, and presto! You can call your pit directly, if they have radios, or through the Goodyear Weather-man Radio Relay Team, P.l.C. Race Radios is paying contingen-cy in bike classes in 1986. How can one two way radio be communicative? By utilizing the Goodyear Weatherman Radio Relay T earn. Having attained the highest terrain available, we are usually in a position to hear from all over the course. There are, however, some definite challeng-es in this, and I will list some because f want you to know the shortfalls of two way, and how to overcome them. A low powered hand held of 5 watts will only talk line of sight, which may be, depending on the terrain, a half mile or 50 miles. A low powered two way radio, 20 to 25 watts, will talk line of sight over flat terrain from 12 to 15 miles. A 35-45 watt two way will talk 17 to 20 miles over flat terrain. A 90 to 110 watt two way will talks 24 to 2 7 miles over flat terrain. However, to talk great distances there is absolutely no substitute for power. Use the Goodyear Weather-man Radio Relay -it is a free service provided to all in a desert race. We keep people in touch, find lost cars, and when necessary, summon emergency help on 151.625. The zoo channel is difficult for low powered radios to reach. Many times we can hear the squelch break, a faint hint of someone trying to reach the Weatherman. If you are too far away or under powered on the radio, try to reach someone closer who can, in turn, relay the message for you. Or use 151.715, which is not as busy as 151.625, and then you have a good chance of reaching · the Weatherman atop the mountain, even with low power. If you can reach a pit organization, they can reach the Weatherman, and we can complete your relay. Also, the Score and HORA Medical teams. and their checkpoints talk directly to the Weatherman. More and more racers are leaving their radios on during the race also, in order to help. Be a good communicator. Always start with who you are and to whom you wish to speak. Always briefly state your message. Use good common sense and the radio will work for you. For further info' on race· radio systems, contact Bob Steinberger, P.C.l., 2888 Gundry Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90806 or call (213) 426-7077. Dusty Times

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USA Classes 1, 10 and 1-2-1600 ( no restrictor plate required) Quads -All displacement - Pros THE GLEN HELEN OFF ROAD SPECTACULAR APRIL 20, 1986 SEASON OPENER FOR THE FIVE EVENT STADIUM RACING USA SCHEDULE at Glen Helen Off Road Vehicle Park in San Bernardino County, CA. SEE THE TOP OFF ROAD STARS IN ACTION! Pipeline Trucking Team - Greg George & Jerry Whelchel Fishback Racing Team -Jim Sr. & Jim "The Animal" Jr. Arciero Racing Team - Frank Jr. & Al Arciero & Steve Kelley Rowland Racing Team -Tommy Croft - plus Bob Gordon, Dave Bonner, Eric Arras, Larry Ragland, Rick Lee, Marty Tripes, Mean Joe Bean, Keith & Brad Castle and Fritz Kroyer. WATCH OFF ROAD RACING AT ITS BEST IN THE DAYLIGHT Enjoy the clean, outdoor environment -perfect, for the whole family. There is plenty of open air seating in the great April desert climate. GATES OPEN AT 7 AM -RACING STARTS AT NOON 3 Wheeler Classes 250 cc - 2 stroke only - Pros 200 cc - 4 stroke only - Pros FIRM & FINAL 1986 SCHEDULE April 20 Odysseys -Suspended & Unsuspended Glen Helen ORV Park TICKET INFORMATION SAN BERNARDINO 1-15 & 215 at Devore (714) 829-3031 Glen Helen ORV Park . June 21 El Cajon Speedway August 3 Glen Helen ORV Park September 13 Imperial Fairgrounds, El Centro October 11 El Cajon Speedway Adults - $8.00 8-13 years - $5.00 Kids 7 and under - FREE STADIUM RACING USA Marty Tripes 228 Faxon Drive Spring Valley, CA 92077 (619) 463-0654 INSTITUTION ROAD -3 to 3½ MILES -4 'JJ < C: g: ~ ~ m 0 m z .,, -4 t : ~ z 0 ::t 'JJ ~ RACEWAY (/1 ::c m 'JJ :;; .,, Iii 0 .,, .,, 0 m

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Hard cornering Steve Millen won the Class 7 Main event for the second time this year, the Toyota running strong all night as Millen won his Trophy Dash also. Teenager Dean Dodd came from Montreal to win the 1-2-1600main event; despite heavy pressure in the waning laps, he kept the Berrien out front for the victory. WINTERTIME OFF ROAD RACING COMES TO THE SILVERDOME ·· ♦ Photos: Trackside Photo Ent./Gil Parker Steve Millen Makes it Two 1n a Row for Toyota By Brenda A. Parker Monte Crawford's UltraStock is listed as a VW Golf, and he had a good night at Pontiac, winning the main event and taking a close second in his heat race. Bicycling around the turns worked for Tommy Croft as he drove the Chenowth to a heat race victory and also won the hectic Class 10 main event battle. Mickey Thompson's Off Road Gran Prix series moved to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan on February 8. This was the second of four indoor meets on his schedule. There was one problem that had to be contended with because there was snow on Friday before the race and this made the pit areas wet and messy. Since there were no indoor pit areas the cars had to pit in the garages adjacent to the stadium and the Grand National Trucks all had tents set up with heaters to keep them warm. The drivers all had to run quite a stretch of outdoors to get to the airlock and into the stadium itself. It was a cold ride for most. ,;ii:-The'surface of the Silverdome is asphalt as ·compared to a treated concrete at the Hoosier Dome and this made the tires stick much better than they had at Indianapolis. All of the cars and trucks looked like they were having less tire problems. After the "Meet the Drivers" session, which always draws the crowds, the racing got under way with the Grand National Truck's Trophy Dash. The polesitter, Steve Millen, jumped to an early lead with Roger Mears right behind him. Ivan Stewart and Jeff Huber were third and fourth. Stewart managed· to pass Mears for second. place at the mid-way point. Millen, the feature winner at the Hoosier Dome two weeks ago in the Toyota, was never challenged. Following him across the finish line were Ivan Stewart, ...,i-oger Mears and Jeff Huber. The Volkswagen Super 1600 Trophy Dash was won by Jeff Page 36 Probst, of Mokena, IL, after he powered his way into the lead on the second lap in a Berrien. His brother, Kevin, had led the first lap before hitting a barrier causing him to fall out of the competition. Jeff- was followed by Billy Beck in his Charger, Larry Ragland in a Chenowth, and Kevin Probst in a Berrien. Next on the line was the UltraStock and 1-2-1600 Class, heat l. Ed Martensen's Pontiac, sponsored by Martensen Enterprises, came off the pole and was never headed. Stan Rowland, Tom Burmeister and Greg George were right behind him. By the second lap, Greg George's Toyota which had moved into second place, had dropped out of the race. Martensen had smoke coming out of his engine and was being pushed hard by Burmeister. The two of them tangled on one turn but managed to hold their positions. Craig Durfee had dropped back in the pack and was racing hard to catch up with the leaders. However, his car caught fire and he dropped out of the race on the last lap. Martensen took the checkered flag with Burmeister and Rowland right behind him. . In the meantime, in the Class 1-2-1600 it was Todd Attig in his Terminator leading and Karl Wuesthoff right behind him. Chris Raffo and Eldon Jones were running in third and fourth spots. Wuesthoff was slowly gaining on Attig when he tangled with Rowland's UltraStock and he lost several car lengths on Todd. Todd managed to hang on for the win with Wuesthoff and Jones finishing second and third. Todd is sponsored by Rod Attig's Repair out of Dixon, IL. In the second heat for these two classes it was Ken Kazarian coming off the pole to take the lead followed by Jeff Elrod, Monte Crawford and Mike Goodbody. There was a heated battle for first place as both Crawford and Elrod put a lot of pressure on Kazarian. When Crawford and Elrod got hung up they lost several spots to Ken. Monte finally got around Elrod to take second and on the last lap Monte made a last ditch effort to take the lead away from Ken. But Ken succeeded in holding him off to take the win. Monte was second and Elrod was third with Goodbody coming in fourth. Steve Tsarpalas in his Berrien took the lead in the 1-2-1600 class. Dean Dodd from Lery, Quebec, Canada, and Joel Croft, also from Canada, were right on his bumper. Tsarpalas and Dodd continued to battle for first place but Steve made. all the right moves to hold Dodd· off. Joel Croft, in a Berrien sponsored by BFGoodrich, Bilstein, Amsoil and Mini-Performance, , was pushing hard and finally passed both Tsarpalas and Dodd. He snaked out a big lead and finished the heat in first place with T sarpalas and Dodd following. The first heat of the Super 1600 cars saw Jimmy Adams, the polesitter in his German Performance sponsored machine, take an early lead. Scott Taylor's Eliminator sponsored by BF-Goodrich and Sway-A-Way March 1986 was next and the Chenowth of Larry Ragland was third. Kevin Probst was moving up from fourth place and managed to tak~ the shorter line on one tum to pass Ragland. In the meantime, Taylor was putting the pressure on Adams and he passed Adams in lap 2 to take over the lead. Probst was running hard and he spun out allowing Ragland the third position, and Adams decided to let Taylor know he was right behind him. Back in the pack it was Bill LeFeuvre in his BFGoodrich sponsored Berrien battling with Lee Wuesthoff's Chenowth for fifth place. They were running one right behind the other. Kevin continued to press, and he outbraked Ragland in one tum to take over third spot. One lap later Kevin passed Adams. Larry Ragland then set his sights on Jimmy Adams and in the next turn he passed Adams too. On the last lap Kevin had really gained some territory on Scott Taylor. It looked like Scott didn't know he was there because on the last turn just before the checkered flag, · Kevin passed Taylor to edge him out by half a car length to win the heat. Taylor was second, Ragland third and Adams was fourth. Wuesthoff finally got around LeFeuvre in the last minutes of the race and he ended up fifth. Don Ponder, from St. Louis, MO, in his Berrien and Wayne Cruze in a Chenowth came off the line side by side in the second heat of the Super 1600 class. They raced that way to the first hairpin. Ponder had the good line, however, and he got around the turn ahead of Cruze who locked wh~els with Jerry Stansbury's Funco, Jeff Probst and Billy Beck. It took several seconds for these cars to get untangled and when they did, Beck got away first but, by this time Ponder had a big lead on everyone. Tommy Croft and Larry . Noel had also taken advantage of this pile-up and moved into second and third places respectively. Both Jeff Probst and Stansbury left the track with flat tires. On the next to the last lap, Croft passed Ponder to take the lead and at the flag it was Croft, Ponder, Noel, Beck and Cruze. Glenn Harris pulled from the #3 start position to jump into the lead in the first Grand National Truck heat. Polesitter Sherman Balch was third behind Ivan Stewart. Stewart put pressure on Hards and they bumped on the first lap. They got locked up and it took several seconds for them to get moving again. By this time, Balch had taken the lead with Steve Millen moving into second position. Millen, who was running a fine line, at one time had his truck up on only the two right tires. He managed to keep it under control though and brought it hack down on all four. In the next lap, Millen bumped Balch and turned Balch sideways on the track. No one could get around Sherman. When Sher-man got straightened around, his Nissan came out in first place. Stewart finally passed Millen to take second but Millen immediately passed him back to finish second behind Balch with Stewart taking third place. Harris Dusty Times

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I ' I Phoenix hot shoe Ed Martensen won the first UltraStock heat Sherman Balch had his Nissan dialed in well, and drove to race in his Pontiac Firebird, and he ended up fifth in the main victory in the first Class 7 heat, and ended up fourth in the feature e~nt ' ra~ Kevin Probst does a keen whee/stand off the mechanical jump in his Berrien that won the first Class 10 heat, but had troubles in the main. had pulled off in the second lap with a flat tire on the Mazda. Close all night Roger Mears-had to be content with a pair of seconds in Michigan, tfriving the Nissan to second in'both the heat race and the feature event ' · lass 1-2-1600 is getting to be a young man's game. Another youngster, Todd Attig, ··dt Dixon, Illinois, won the first heat race and was second in the main event · On.,Saturday afternoon, Jeff Huber stated: "We've been fiddling with the front end for the last day and a half and we've found something that's picked us up about one full second from what we ran in this morning's practice session ... and we feel we're still gaining on it. This weekend has been a little unusual compared to what we did here two years ago. For some r·eason, in 1984, the adhesion at the Hoosier Dome in Indiana was much better than it was here, But this year, it's just the other way _around. We're getting great traction here, better than it was a· couple of weel<s ago at.the.smootberandithinkwe'teright second heat right behind ended up third and fourth. arounduntilCurt'sengineblew. Hoosier Dome. The General on schedule. We're. in good polesitter, Curt LeDuc.·It only _ LeDuc continued to run in Huber in his Ford sponsored by Tires seem to be biting better shape for the trophy dash, beats took Jeff one half a lap however, second while Huber pulled out a Chief Auto Parts, Seven Eleven here than the tires we ran in '84. and a good run in the final." to put a move on LeDuc to take big lead over everyone else. and General Tire, was never We're still trying to get the truck Htiber'spredictions proved to the lead. Mears and Halsmer Roger Mears moved up to challenged and he did a superb _through the comers -a little be correct as he came off the tangled in th~ second lap and pressure Curt but hedid_!1't get j~b of driving. His Ir jiiil---------------------------------------------iiiiiii------.... --------------------7""---======='' ,,======= $ D A 14 MINUTE ACTION PACKED VIDEO FOR THE NEW DEVOTEE OR SEASONED ENTHUSIAST. ' II ,,===== $ j/1 15 MINUTES OF RELIVING THE SNOWS OF PARKER, THE HEAT OF BAJA, THE BONE AND CAR CRUNCHING OF THETRONTIER 500. THE ENTIRE 1985 SCORE/HDRA SEASON! ======,, ,,===== Dusty Times $ D . A POCKETBOOK LOOK AT DOZENS OF THE TOP DE.IVERS AND RIDERS AND THEIR RECORDS. ii Serid Check or Money Order to: RON METZ AND ASSOCIATES Post Office Box 824 SPECIFY 3/ 4", VHS, OR BET A Simi Valley, California 93062 March 1986 Page 37

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osestand g off a jump, Ken Kazarian drove his handsome VW Scirocco fast enough to win the first heat for the U/traStock class. Scott fay/or led the Class 1.0 main event in his Eliminator until a stout push from a lapped car sent him flying over the barriers. St. Louis racer Don Ponder was second in his Class 10heat race, but spun out of second place during the frantic main event action. Karl Wuesthoff got his Berrien home third in the seven car 1-2-1600 main, and all seven drivers hailed from well east of the Rockies. Tom Burmeister does a tail dragging landing in his VW Scirocco UltraStock, en route to second in the heat and third in the main event. Jeff Probst won the Class 10 Trophy Dash and then ran out of luck in his Berrien Laser; he did finish fifth in the feature race. The winner at Indy in Class 10, Lee Wuesthoff could not get his Chenowth out front at Pontiac, but he placed a strong second in the main event. ~ truck was moving again the two leaders really dialed in for this track. were way out in front. Crawford Roger Mears finished in second led for several laps until he spun and Pete Halsmer took third. out, allowing Ken Kazarian to In the UltraStock-and 1-2-take the first position. Then Ken 1600 main event Monte spunoutandCrawfordregained Crawford took an early lead with the lead. Crawford just managed Dean Dodd right behind him in ·to hang on for the win followed his single seat Berrien. Several of by Greg George's Toyota and the UltraStocks and most of the Tom Burmeister in a VW 1-2-1600carsgothunguponthe Scirroco. Kazarian had a power first hairpin. By the time they got steering ·failure and fell off the ComjngSoon SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 APRILS, 1986 Race 2 jn the SCOREIHDRJi POINTS SERIES Luceme Valley, CA Drawing for starting numbers-March 12, 1986 Call pace to end up sixth behind Jeff Elrod. Meanwhile, in: the 1-2-1600 class Wuesthoff and Tsarpalas tangled but managed to free themselves and get back in the race. Attig was running in second The super sleek looking Funco built Toyota UltraStock driven by Greg George game~ed a fine second place in the UltraStock feature race, behind Dodd and was putting real pressure on Dean. They bumped a couple of times. Wuesthoff just couldn't seem to get around Tsarpalas until the last lap when he finally found the line he wanted .and blew past both Tsarpalas and Joel Croft who had been running a strong third. At the checkered flag it was Dean Dodd in his Sway-Away, Bilstein sponsored Berrien with Todd Attig, and Karl Wuestohff in_ a Berrien, fininshing second and third. Scott Taylor took the early lead in the Super 1600 main followed by Don Ponder and Tommy Croft. Ponder lost his second place to Croft when he spun in lap 2. This moved Croft into second with Larry Ragland in third. Lee Wuesthoff raced wheel to wheel with Ragland, taking third place at the halfway point. Taylor got bumped by Max Razo and ended up with his front wheels over the barrier after leading most of the race. This was the second car that Razo had put out, the first being Tony Ruby when he slammed into Ruby and put him into the wall breaking Ruby's tie rod. Razo was all over the track. With Taylor out of the race, Croft took the lead for good. As the race went on Ragland appeared to slow, apparently having mechanical problems. Croft, in his Hitachi entry, was the winner with Wuesthoff's Concours Motors sponsored Chenowth second and Larry Noel, . also in a Chenowth, coming in third. The ten lap main event for the Grand National Trucks started with Glenn Harris facing the wrong way. He was evidently making a protest of some kind. However, before the green flag dropped he turned his Mazda truck around to head in the right direction. Roger Mears tipped his Nissan up on two wheels, hitting the barriers and turning the lead over to Jeff Huber. Ivan Stewart missed a tum and ended up off the course but returned in last place. Steve Millen followed Huber in second with Pete Halsmer in third. Mears moved into fifth passing Sherman Balch and running nose to tail with Harris. Huber led for all but two laps and only lost the lead when a rod went through the . engine block. Millen moved into the lead which he managed to hang on to at the finish followed by Mears and Harris. Halsmer had spun on the seventh lap and finished fifth. Balch ended up fourth in his Nissan. Millen drives a T oyot~ sponsored by Coors, BFGoodrich, Valvoline SCORE Headquarters 818-889-9216 Jeff Huber won his Class 7 heat race in the Ford, led the main event, but the Canadian contender Joel Croft started out great, winning his 1-2-1.600 heat engine let go with just two laps to go to the checkered flag. · race in the Berrien, but he fell to fourth in the main. Page~ March 1986 Dusty Times

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Phoenix driver Larry Noel flew high in his new Chenowth, and Larry placed third in both the Class 10 heat and the main event. There was plenty of snow outside the Silverdome, and the big circus tents housed some of the truck terms huddling around heaters no doubt. Most of the entries used nearby garages for pits, and the shelter was welcome in the snow country for the visitors from the west. and Bilstein. It would.have been icing on the cake if Jeff Huber's Ford could have won it all in the MOTOR CITY. The rough driving commitee assessed a disqualification penalty against Max Razo for his driving tactics. There was one accident which put a damper on this evening. In the Super 1600 main event, Kevin Probst tangled with Wayne Cruze and this put Cruze into the barriers. When he hit the barrier a course worker who was standing at this point on the track was knocked like a rag doll to the concrete. I spoke with Doug Stokes of Mickey Thompson's organization a couple of days later and learned that the fellow, John Bermeths, was out of A.D.R.A. Honors its Best at the Annual Awards Banquet \ By Daryl Drake Photos: ·3-D Photograhy Nearly 600 off road enthusi-asts attended the Arizona Desert Racing Association's 1985 Desert Championship Series Awards Banquet, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Phoenix Hilton January 18th, 1986. In the off road car divisions, Class 2's Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill teamed up to take the Overall Pro points with a 90 point advantage over Class 5 's Pete Dunshie. Third in the Pro points was Tom Zentner, Class 1 winner. Then came Class lO's Ed Beard. John Gardner, second in Class 2, rounded out the top five Pro drivers. Jim Huff was tops in Pro Class 4, and the Lake/Henry team took the Pro 5-1600 battle. Lee Aldermen grabbed the Pro 7 award, with Nelson Tomlinson earning the Pro 8 honors. Sportsman 1600 Ltd. driver Tom Higgins ran away with the overall Sportsman· points again, 61 points ahead of the runner-up, Class lO's Jeff Sanders. The winning 5-1600 team of Chuck Edwards and Larry Weiser was third in the chase, with 1600 Ltd.'s Ed Faulkner fourth and Class 1 leader Steve McCann fifth. £au! Nolte earned the Class 2 honors again, Jack Bailey made it in Class 4, Keith Jaeger was tops in Class 5, Francisco Sesteaga took Class 8, and Gary Crother earned the Challenger class trophy. In 1985 there was a Sportsman Points Fund as well as the Pro purse, and it added up to $2690 for the winners. Class champions in all divisions received custom embroidered racing jackets. Nancy Sanders earned Overall Beginner Points and 1600 Ltd. titles. Brian Page was second for the Beginner 100 win, a~d 1600 Ltd. driver Dave Watson was third. Special Awards also went out to Jim Huff for "Sportsman of the Year" and Beard's Super-Seats as "Sponsor of the Year" and "Off Road Pit T earn of the Year." Dunc Brown was voted "Off Road Mechanic/ Engine Builder of the Year" and yours truly earned the title "Off Road Journalist of the Year." Thanks, Everybody! The Arizona Dirt Club presented its awards as well. Door prizes included a Honda A TC, free race entries and all sorts of accessories. Three projection TV sets played tapes of the season's racing and other major off road events of 1985. And the dinner was great, too -sirloin beef with all the fixings. All in all, the evening was a great chance to get together and A.D.R.A. Pro points champions in 1985 are, from the left, Ed Beard, Glenn Evans (standing in for the Lunde/ls}, Jim Huff, Pete Dunshie and Pete Sohren. Dusty Times intesive care and was stable. He had acute multiple contusions and abrasions but the prognosis was good. He had no internal injuries and apparently no broken bones. Another accident occured during the quad race. One of the riders was thrown from his ATV when about six of them piled up on the start of one of the heats. He was taken away relax away from the pressures of race day and honor the champions of 1985. ARIZONA DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 1985 DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Final Standings PRO 1 Tom Zentner ($381) .......... 450 Carl Perez ($229) ............. 125 Larry Noel ($153) ............. 120 Tom Wood ................... 115 Glen Greer ............. ...... 110 Albert Bright ................. 110 PRO 2 Finney/Foddrill ($509) ........ 580 John Gardner ($293) ......... 385 Mark Lundell ($216) .......... 310 Dr. Bill Cook ($165) .......... 255 Tim Kennedy ($89) ........... 185 PRO 4 Jim Huff ($102) ............... 230 Mike Coffinger · ............ . . . 110 Don Coffland ................. 110 by ambulance and it was reported to me that he had a broken wrist. Evidently he will be okay as well. The series next moves on to Texas for two races, after the San Diego event. Mickey has quite a schedule for the 1986 season taking in the West Coast and the Midwest. There were over 27,000 screaming fans in Pontiac PRO 10 Ed Beard ($562) .............. 425 Dwight Lundell ($303) ........ 140 Tom Geiser .................. 120 Scott Tutalo ............... ... 110 Carlos Serrano ............... 110 SPORTSMAN 1 Steve McCann ($130) ...... ... 220 Jim Travis ($70) . ..... ........ 115 Scott Calvelage ............... 80 Jim Selsted . .................. 70 Stan Calvelage ..........•..... 30 SPORTSMAN 2 Paul Nolte ($224) ............. 185 Frank Thomas ($129) ......... 155 Gray Hendricks ($95) ......... 145 Glenn Hennessey ($73) ....... 105 Todd McCormick ($39) ........ 80 SPORTSMAN 4 Jack Bailey ................... 95 Buck Griffin ................... 55 Dave Turbyfill ................. 45 Robin Kerr . . ................... 5 SPORTSMAN~ PRO 5 ~ Keith Jaeger ($104) . .......... 165 Pete Dunshie ($231) .......... 490 George Telles ($56) ......... . 110 Pat Brown ....... . . .......... . 60 Jack Dinsmore ............... 120 Doug Sylvester ............... 110 Greg Burgin ................... 55 Tim Zane ..................... 55 Perry McNeil ................. 110 Pete Sohren ($125) ....... ... . 105 SPORTSMAN 5-1600 PRO 5-1600 Lake/Henry .................. 220 Ron Gardner ................. 110 Edwards/L. Weiser ($120) . .... 240 Weiser/Wester ($69) ...... .. .. 175 Port Campbell ($51) .......... 175 Pete Gannon ($39) ......... . . 125 PRO 7 Garrett/Henry ($21) ............ 80 Lee Alderman ................ . 20 SPORTSMAN 1600 LTD. PRO 8 Nelson Tomlinson ............ 190 Steve McEachern ............. 110 Frank Turben ................ 110 Richard Mann .............. ... 95 Tom Higgins ($144) . . ........ ·355 Ed Faulkner ($90) ............ 235 Troy Churchman ($72) ......... 95 Joe Aycock ($54) .............. 75 Jim Covey .................... 75 "-"· Beginner points champion Nancy Sanders got off a couple of good lines in her chance on the podium, as A.O.R.A. President Phil Auernheimer smiles his approval. March 1986 who thoroughly enjoyed the evening's entertainment. Let's hope that the fall-out from these major events means more spectators at the local club events that are held in these areas. Off road racing is growing more popular every year as the attendance at the two Dome events in the Midwest demon-strated. SPORTSMAN 8 Francisco Sesteaga ($140) .... 100 Richard Mann ......... . ....... 60 Larry Shaw .................... 55 Gary Dircks ................... 55 Pat Dewys .................... 45 SPORTSMAN 10 Jeff Sanders ($380) ........... 294 Bill Capatch ($219) ........... 155 Steve Baker ($161) . .......... 154 Lahr/Wilde ($123) ............ 136 Danny Van Keuren ($67) ...... 116 SPORTSMAN CHALLENGER Gary Crother ($60) ....... .... 115 Gary Johnson ..........•...... 60 Larry Tremblay ................. 5 BEGINNER 100 Brian Page ................... 107 BEGINNER 1600 LTD. Nancy Sanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 David Watson ................. 75 Bruce Mills ................ .... ·57 Brad Richmann ......... . ...... 29 Micki Speas ................... 22 BEGINNER UNLIMITED Dan Skiles .................... 30 Jerry Foley .................... 30 Jeff Geiser .................... 22 Nancy Sanders ................ 17' THE PE CT PRE-FILTER FILTER WRAPS • Cleans air before it reaches primary filter; designed to fit over most foam, paper or gauze filters. • No restriction to breathing. • Stops all dirt/sand ... excellent protec-tion against water and mud; breathes even when dirty. • Uses specially oiled "sticky" foam fibers; the dirt clings to the fibers; the clean air flows easily to your primary filter. • Reusable; withstands hundreds of cleanings. • Can be used oiled or dry; instructions included. UNI FILTER has a filter to fit vinuatly every A TV and motorcycle, as well as most race cars and light trucks. 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The Bombers are making a comeback in Florida. In the first heat Dave Hluzek, #273, led Mark Bicker all the way to the checkered flag. Scott G undeck flew his D class stormer to the win in the first heat race, but traffic troubles put him down to third in the next two rounds. Terry Clark started strong, winning the first 1-2-1600 heat and taking second in the next one, but dropped out of contention in the feature. The Tampa Off Road Classic Jimmie Crowder flies over the mud in his Magnum en route to Class 1 and Class 10 heat race wins, and the main ev&nt victory in Class 10. The Florida State Fairgrounds where they are going! Efforts to Speedway, in Tampa, hosted the dry the course with tractors and F.O.R.D.A. Off Road Classic Jeeps were successful, and the last January 12. Mother Nature, course was surveyed safe, so the however, didn't seem to care if competition began around 1 :00 the races were held or not; it -p.m. continued to rain for two days The format called for each prior to the race. Needless to say, class to have two eight lap heat the effects of the rain saturating races and a final twelve lap the all dirt race course were feature race. Driver recognition awesome. The track had been prior to the start of competition destgned to provide many was an added feature enjoyed by thrills and much excitement with all. Warren Bicker, President of three major jumps and four F.O.R.D.A. introduced each hairpin curves. 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We'll answer your application. questions without hassle. UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS. Also, ask about our full llne of other racing metal fabrication services .. , SEND FOR FREE INFORMATION AND PRICES TODAY (yiPJfil 8745 Magi'lolla Ave. • Santee, CA 92071 • 619/449-9690 Page 40 Text & Photos: John Sprovkin allowed to make a class official. Kenny Burkert was out in the first lap, bringing this competi-tion down to four cars. But, as the heat progressed, it really seemed to be two separate races. Jimmy Crowder and his son-in-law Carlton Jackson exhibited incredible skill as they battled side by side for first position. These competition cars allow for phenomenal speed and jump height, due to the unlimited modifications allowed to the suspension and drive train. The heat concluded with Carlton Jackson in first place, Jimmy Crowder 1n second place, followed by Terry Clark and Larry Elliott. The second heat was down to four starters, and Class 10 took off in a slide of mud. This time the battle for first was between Jimmy Crowder and Terry Clark. Clark also had to contend with Carlton Jackson trying to overtake him, to challenge Crowder, At the end of eight laps Crowder held his lead for the win, followed by Terry Clark, Carlton Jackson and Larrv -Elliott. The twelve lap main. event for Class 10 began with a first lap drama as Carlton Jackson spun out. No doubt about it though, this race was once again between Crowder and Jackson, as they r·aced wheel to wheel, leaving a large gap between them and the two other competing cars. The checkered flag waved over Jimmy Crowder first, with Carlton-Jackson in second place. and Larry Elltott 111 third. The Class B, for Bomber, VW sedans were a welcome add1t1on to this evem, and they were combined with Class D for all the heats. There were thirteen Class D 1200 cc cars with two Bombers that started the first heat. Scott Gundeck took the early lead in this competition, and he was able to stay out front for the duration of the heat. By the second lap it was obvious that this competition was going to be fierce when Mark Bicker and Bob Alexander locked bumpers trying to negotiate a jump turn. Also in the second lap Kelly McMahon flipped, injuring both himself and his car. Even though the Bombers and the D cars are limited to. a stock 1200 cc VW engine, the competition remained intense, due to the amazing exhibition of driver skill and some determina-tion. J.R. Taylor experienced a March 1986 Marty Pounds was the big winner in the hard fought D class wars, taking one heat race and emerging from the herd the feature race winner. couple of rolls and two wheel landings in serim;s attempts to squeeze into second position. But, unfortunately, the roll overs pushed him back too far in the pack to ever recover the lost time. The heat ended with Scott Gundeck in first place, followed by Jerry Allen and Bob Alexander. Dave Hluzek bested Mark Bicker for Bomber honors. The second heat for the two classes started out with heavy action as Marty Pounds and J .R. Taylor disappeared down the track side by side in a race of their O\.v11. Meanwhile, Kelly McMahon and Clay Hurst competed in what seemed to be a race of their own too, at the end of the pack. All throughout the heat there was continued fast paced action all through the ranks of the largest field at this event. The checkered flag waved over Marty Pounds in first place, trailed by J .R. Taylor and Scott Gundeck. · The final dozen lap feature race for the Bombers and D cars began with unfortunate problems for J .R. Taylor and several others in the ranks. But there was enough excitement to keep the spectators at full attention. Tom Gundeck led the pack for half the distance m a Flying past a hefty course barrier, Carlton Jackson won the first Class 10 heat. the second Class 1 heat and took the feature Class 1 honors. Joe Cunningham had a good day in Class 1-2-1600, driving the Street & Sand Toys Funco to a heat race victory and the main event title. Dusty Times

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Tom Gundeck, leading here, and Jerry Allen raced hard all through the D class main, and Allen eventually took second place, Gundeck was fourth. The big winner in the two car struggle in the 1200 cc Bomber sedans was Dave Hluzek, flying bravely in the stock drive train VW sedan. The infighting in the 1-2-1600 main event was fierce, but at the flag Canadian Raynald Vaillancourt took third place and Rick Welch, #690, was fifth. A good sized crowd watched the off road antics at Tampa, and here Larry Elliott finds some mud en route to third place in both Class 1 and 10. In the thick of the D class competition all day, Allen Brumley Butch Brickell had mixed results in his unlimited car, taking a stayed close and ended up in fifth place in the tight main event fifth and a third in Class 1 heats, and he was fifth in the feature ~~h. ~a dead heat battle with Marty Pounds for the win.. Pounds eventually passed Tom Gundeck in the seventh lap, and Marty Pounds continued ·lapping other cars to win the main event. Considering that fifteen cars began this round and twelve finished, it indicates the intense infighting throughout the event. Scott Gundeck ran wheel to wheel with Allen Brumley for six laps to gain fourth position. Also, squeezed in between these. battles was a three car struggle for third spot with Tom Gundeck, Scott Gundeck a.nd Allen Brumley in close combat. At the flag, Pounds won, Jerry Allen took second, and Scott Gundeck was third. There were six cars in the first · eight lap heat for the Unlimited Class 1 cars. Jimmy Crowder pulled into first place during the second lap, and he was able to stay out front for the duration, in spite of Carl Johnson'.s efforts to overtake him. This heat, surprisingly, claimed no mechanical breakdowns or ma/·or tangles. Butch Brickell did rol over in the second lap and suffered a significant loss of time. The heat ended with Jimmy Crowder winning, followed by Larry Elliott and Carl Johnson. Seven cars showed up for the second Class 1 heat, but only five completed the eight laps. This round the action was exciting and a bit dangerous. The first one out of the .contest was _Jimmy Crowder, with a broken tie rod. Then Larry Elliott spun out m the second lap in front of Danny Hahn. Within another lap Danny Hahn's car began ·smoking and caught on fire. Both driver and car emerged from the incident safely. Meanwhile Carlton Jackson led the entire heat, and at the flag Chuck Gurr was second and Butch Brickell was third. The drivers that started the main event in Class l had to contend with Mother Nature once again, driving into the glare from the setting sun. Only five rolled off the starting line. Carlton Jackson, in a gallant Dusty Times attempt to regain first place, hit Chuck Gurr coming off a jump. But, there were ho major delays, and j ackson did slide by into first place. Meanwhile, Larry Elliott was in a fierce wheel to wheel contest with Scott Haire for last spot. Overall, this heat was fast and challenging, and Carlton Jackson won, Chuck Gurr took second and Larry Elliott was third. Class 1-2-1600 started off with eleven cars, but not for long. Bruce Bennett rolled in the first lap and Buddy Taylor just couldn't avoid him, and ended up in an end over flip. The race The second 1-2-1600 heat was delayed while Buddy Taylor started off with Rick Dickens at and his car were removed from the head of the pack of nine cars. the track. But before long Joe Cunningham On the restart for Class 1-2- skillfully passed Dickens after a 1600, it began and ended with side by side dice with Raynald Terry Clark holding first place Vaillancourt, from Canada. with apparent ease. the wheel to Terry Clark moved up steadily, wheel battle raged between Rick one car at a time, and he Welch and Joe Cunningham for successfully secured second third during the final three laps, position. The heat concluded and Cunningham emerged in with Joe Cunningham in first, third place. Mark Bicker Terry Clark second, andRaynald somehow hung on to second Vaillancourt third. place without any major tangles The Class · 1-2-1600 main or rolls. The finish order was event began with Mark Bicker Terry Clark, Mark Bicker and and Joe Cunningham dicing side Joe Cunningham. by side tor the lead. These two drivers maintained almost their own private race for the entire feature. Cunningham took over first place in the fourth lap. Rick Welch stayed busy the entire heat with various encounters with other drivers, and -he finished fifth. This main event was relatively calm and ended without any major mishaps at nightfall. On the final score Joe Cunningham won, Mark Bicker took second, and Raynald Vaillancourt was third. Congratulations to the sponsors, organizers, promoters and drivers and many thanks for a successful an_(i_excitJng event. Join in on the ExciteMint With New Safety Equipment From FILLER Nomex Driving Suit from $179.00 ~ MasterCard \.__X_,I - I ,: I . . ~ Filler Safety is now offering all seat belts and harnesses with black webbing. Complete with mounting hardware. $115.00 Blue Webbing - $125.00 \LLE . ~ PRODUCTS, INC . SIMPLE TO ORDER ~ PHONE OR MAIL ORDER USING VISA 9017 SAN FERNANDO ROAD MASTERCHARGE OR WE DO SHIP, SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 C.O.D. No personal checks please. PH. (818) 768-7770 March 1986 Our best race bag. Made of heavy supported vinyl and quilted to nylon backed foam lining. 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Lancia Wins the 54th Annual Rallye Monte Carlo Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Henri Toivonen made it two in a row at Monte Carlo, winning the classic rally in the new Lancia Delta S4 just 20 years after his father, Pauli Toivonen won at Monte Carlo. Tires made the big difference this year. Henri Toivonen won his second consecutive world championship rally at the wheel of a four wheel drive, turbo-compressor Lancia Delta S4. His win at Monte Carlo, like his success last November on the RAC Rally, with a degree of good luck, and again he had a new co-driver. The American Sergio Cresto was Henri's third co-driver in as many events! Finishing second overall was the current world champion Timo Salonen, whose Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 often had to run first car on the road in conditions when late runners could make better times. Audi Quattros finished third and fourth, with Hannu Mikkola in front of the four time Monte Carlo winner Walter Rohr!, who was badly delayed by flat tires. The two new teams, Citroen and Austin Rover, both failed to finish, though fhe British cars were in the top ten from the start. · Most of the rally ran in clear conditions, though it was on the occasional stages with wet snow , where T oivonen gained most of his advantage. It was a remarkable occasion for Henri, for twenty years previously his father had won the same event, SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 APRILS, 1986 2nd Round of the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES Lucerne Valley, CA Drawing for starting numbers-March 12, 1986 Call SCORE Headquarters 818-889-9216 Page 42 though in circumstances which had not been so happy because of the controversial exclusion of the Mini Coopers. The eleven A-priority drivers at Monte Carlo were more than have been seen on a world rally since Sanremo 1983, when more drivers had this top status. It was an indication of the fresh manufacturers' interest in ral.lying: This was the first time teams had to register not only their wish to score points in the world championship, but also register the drivers they intended to use. Renault fell afoul of this rule by forgetting to register their replacement driver. New is the third world championship for Group A drivers this year. The registration was itself a prelude to a completely new concept of issuing drivers super-licenses. Currently it simply limits those drivers who can give-their team WCR Manufacturers' points, and it does not limit their chance to become the world champion driver. There was plenty of mechani-cal novelty at Monte Carlo, but the only novelty in Group B was the Citroen BX4TC, which was making its rally debut. In Group A the four valve turbocharged four wheel drive Mazda Familia BFMR was doing its first event, while the Fiat Uno Turbo and the Alfa 33 4x4 were on their world championship debut. Of these newcomers, the only good performances came from the Alfas; one car won Group N outright, and at one time another Alfa was second in Group A. The Mazda showed considerable promise, but the engines of both team cars suffered serious misfiring problems. At the top end of the field, the interest was more on the· people than the cars. Both Peugeot and Lancia were fielding drivers new to four wheel drive rallying, respectively Juha Kankkunen and Massimo Biasion. Audi had a new team manager, Herwart Kreiner, while Austin Rover had two drivers new to the Monte Carlo Rally, and they knew well their first foreign Group B entry _would be more a matter of learning than winning. The weather was a source of speculation, as always. So much depends on the weather that teams must have available at each stage every type of tire from racing slicks to studded winter types. Most of the thousands of tires acquired beforehand are never used at all! This year Pirelli developed a tire which could be used in melting snow without aquaplaning over the slush. Although these conditions were limited, the benefit gained on the occasions where wet snow existed contributed substantially to the Lancia victory. The story of the rally was that Toivonen, running number seven, had the best start. This meant that he ran first on the road for the major portion of the event, though he lost the lead shortly before reaching Monte Doing very well in a brand new model, Jacques Panciatici and 'Tilber' were 18th overall, and won Group Nin the Alfa Romeo Alfa 33 4x4. March 1986 Timo Salonen and Seppa Harjanne were second overall on the Monte, just four minutes back in the 1985 championship winning Peugeot 205 Turbo E2. Racing skirts and lots of lights adorned the fourth placing Audi Sport Quattro E2 of four time winner Walter Rohr/, and Christian Geistdorfer. Carlo, when first he had a flat, Citroens suffered engine and then he made the wrong choice of hydro-pneumatic troubles, and tires on the stage. He had disappeared when Andruet's suffered a collision with a misfiring car went off the road. noncompetitor on a road The Group A winner was the section, which led to a one works Renault 11 Turbo of minute penalty at the time Alain and Sylvie Oreille, and control, and, more seriously, he they were eighth overall in the car had a car that oversteered on left that will be driven later by Jean handers and understeered on Ragnotti who was busy at the corners to the right. The Austin Paris-Dakar. Earlier Ingvar Rover challenge ended early. Carlsson 's Mazda had been Tony Pond had a road accident leading, but retired. For some after a delay replacing the time the normally aspirated VW steering on his car, and Malcolm GolfGTI of new recruit Kenneth Wilson had the transmission fail Eriksson was ahead, and this on his MG Metro 6R4 in the driver was impressive in his middle of the Burzet stage. The speed and his maturity. Scoring eighth overall and first in the championship standings in Group A were Alain and Sylvie Oreille in the tame looking Renault 11 Turbo. Delighting the hordes of spect~tors, lngvar Carlsson and Jan-Olaf Bah/in eventually retired with gearbox woes in the Mazda Familia 4WD BFMR. Dusty Times

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• Carlsbad ·Rallyc~oss The California Rally Series (CRS) kicked off the 1986 season with a Rallycross at the Carlsbad Raceway on Febuary 2. The all day event was well attended by 36 entries in open .and production (stock) class. To start the season there were some new faces in new cars, old faces in new cars and old faces in old cars that were bought in the short off season. Are you following this? Since one vehicle could be driven by more than one driver the 36 entries were actually only in 28 vehicles. Some cars had two drivers but the champion entry went to Jim and Sheryl Love with three drivers in their Plymouth Arrow, recently purchased from Don Lindfors. The drivers were Jim Love, Scott Child, and Lon Peterson, carb woes kept the car from placing h1gh but it did finish. Scott Child shared his big Chevy pickup with Don Lindfors. The pickup was retired after Carson City but a delay in Child's new rally car forced him to end the short retirement. Another storv was that of some family· honor. Bill Gutzmann, normally found in the right seat of a rally car, entered in his daughter's Dodge Colt; also entered in the same car was his son-in-law, David Jacobus. David won by two ticks on the clock; Bill took it all in stride knowing that the Navy is shipping David away for nine months to Japan, should be enough time to let Bill's ego heal. It took until stage two for Scott Child to steal the lead away ln Group N Renault led for some time with a 5 GT Turbo, but the class finally went to the four wheel drive Alfa of Jacques Panciatici. · Henri T oivonen and Sergio Cresto won by more than four minutes in the Lancia Delta S4, while Timo Salonen and Seppo Harjanne were a strong second. Hannu Mikkola and Arne Hertz were third, another three minutes back followed in two minutes by At'.idi Sport Quattro teammates Walter Rohr!, and Christian Geistdorfer. The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2s were fifth and sixth overall driven by Juha Kankkunen/Juha Piironen and Bruno Saby/Jean-Francois Fauchille respectively. Seventh overall and the first 2 WD finisher was the Lancia Rally of Text and Photos: CRS Publicity Scaff from Richie W atanabe driving a Toyota Corolla. Child kept the Chevy in fine form all day to win by 7 / lO0ths. The second overall · was a surprise from a Volvo I 4 2 driven by an mexpenenced racer; John Griffin was in fourth overall after the first stage. In the second stage he moved to second overall and defended it through the eight stages running both clockwise and counterclockwise on the less than a mile course. After recovering from a fair start Ric Bell took his V-6 powered Chevettc to third in stage three followed by the Audi 4000 or Alan Carter. In the fourth stage Carter turned the fast time of the day with a 77 / lO0ths, or about 45 seconds. That lap got, and kept Carter in third overall. In the stock class fight Bill Perez drove his Datsun 510 past the Volvo 142 {yep, another one) of lngvar Fredrikson. The two were running only 3/ IO0s apart with Fredrickson leading. ln the third stage Perez capitalized on a slow lap by the Volvo and tucked the lead away, eventually winning by that same 3 /lO0ths, or two and a halfseconds. The fight for third place was between a pair of Datsun 510·s. Paula Gibeault was fighting to stay ahead of Gale Tyler, and after eight stages Tyler narrowly edged out Gibeault by 11100th. The open class cars had many in the overall before the stock class cars, leaving many open drivers ahead on points early in the year. Bill Perez finished tenth overall. Drivers and navigators Salvador Servia and Jo.rge Sabater. After the rally Walter Rohr! explained the dilemma of Monte Carlo. "You often never know why things happen as they do. You don't know if you have gone well or the others badly." .After seeing his steady and reliable drive failing to bring him victory, world champion Timo Salonen said, "Monte Carlo is just a lottery. We lost because we had more bad luck than the others." The big teams had an unusual amount of trouble; normally this rally produces very few top driver retirements. Peugeot finished three of their four official cars, but Sany had many mechanical problems, and lost a wheel at one point. Kankkunen lost -considerable time with Making its world championship debut was the Citroen BX4TC. This one driven by Jean-Claude Andruet retired from the rally due to an accident. Dusty Times Scott Child took the overall lead on stage 2, and he never iet up for a minute, and he won the overall honors in his Chevrolet pickup. A relative newcomer to rally sport, John Griffin took his Volvo 142 to second overall, and en route he blew away every Seed 4 driver. Alan Carter turned fast time of the day, a 7711 00tJ;is, using a Group A engine in the Audi 4000, and Carter nailed third overall honors. Doing well most of the day, Richey Watanabe had a slow second stage, and as a result he finished fifth overall in the Toyota Corolla. felt the year started right an.d had very little to complain about. The one subject that did arise was the fee to enter the raceway. At $10.00 per head some were stunned, but the consensus was that if that is what it takes to keep a fine racing facility going, then so-be-it. There were few DNF's, but as usual someone has to win the prestigeous Bomb~Out Award. The award is for the first car out electrical trouble. Michele Mouton's Peugeot, with Irishman Terry Harryman co-dri ving, lost oil pressure. Lancia lost one car through engine failure, and another in a crash after a complete electrical failure. Only Audi had a 100 percent finishing record, but Rohrl's car was never working well. of the rally, ~t every race. The old mortar shell has to be signed and passed on to the next competitor at the next race. The last driver to have the award, Clint Heuring, who bent some engine parts at Indio, is a excellent woodworker and made a nice stand for it. The lucky new owner? Lon Peterson in his dune buggy. ln the first stage he and navigator, Sheryl Love, snapped the throttle cable. Lon came back out to play later but rolled his car in the fifth stage. Overall a very ego bruising day for Lon. Although he made an attractive stand that didn't help Clent Heuring when his oil pressure -began dropping, thus dropping him out of the race. ..--Next on the schedule for CRS is the Glen Helen Rallycross on March 9. And don't miss the season's_ first desert rally on April 26-27, Rim of the World in Lancaster, California. The world championship is heading for the most exciting year in its fourteen year history. Hastily announced obj.ectives have been converted into useful rules. The objectives are in sight, and apart from giving FISA even more control over the sport, they also look like making a straggly sport more uniform and presentable. Malcolm Wilson and Nigel Harris drove the oddest looking MG ever, in contention until the transmission failed on the 4x4 MG Metro 6R4. SAND BUGGY SHOCKS Rep I.ace those heavy coU-over shocks on your sand buggy with these new beauties. Sandshoks have adjustable weight capacUy and proven off road shock valving. These shocks were designed for use on the mid-engine and rear engine coil over chassis: The shocks can be built to any length required at no additional cost. MARVIN SHAW Perfqrmance Products 29300 3RD, LA.KE ELSIN.ORE, CA. 92330 [714] 674-7365 -DEALER INQURIES INVITED Money can't buy happiness-but i,t can buy a sand buggy fast enough to climb the dune right next to iH March 1986 Page 43

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-CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison The California Rally Series Board of Governors voted to add a vehicle eligibility clause to the rules at the January 11 meeting. It requires entries to be recogniz~ ~ OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM By Nels Lu,ulRrcn Hello fellow members; it's me again, back to tell you what has happened recently to the Club. Our latest news is the Score Parker 400 race. If you were not there, you missed a beautiful weekend and a great race. Steve Kassanyi was on loan to Score as Race Director, and by everyone's account he did a great job and ran a great race. The Club did quite well for the first race of the year with 25 entries and 13 finishers. Off to a great start with first in Class 1 and first overall car, and second _.., overall, was Tom Koch. Two Club members garnered second place honors. Dave Mansker in the huge 1-2-1600 ranks, and he got a big payback. Also, five year member Steve Kelley got a good start on another Class 8 title with a second place. Jim Moulton was hot on Dave Mansker's tail, pulling in third in 1-2-1600. Coming back with his new camouflaged Raceco pickup from his first place at the Frontier 250, Dave Kreisler said just a few flats put him in third in Class 2. Jim Sumners started his year with a sixth in Class 7 4x4 in a Mitsubishi. Both Rick Bower in Class 2 and the Cook Brothers, all three this time, Wayne, Allen and Darrel, in 5-1600 brought home eighth in class. Our Frenchi Dan Blain and Mike MacAtee came home with tenth in Class 1. Randy Reinhart, driving with Ron Carter, brought ·-+·home eighth in Class 10, while Jim Greenway took eleventh in the same class. Danny Reider, driving the whole way with Glenn Wolfe riding shotgun, grabbed 14th in 1-2-1600 as his front end fell apart. Lou Peralta finished 16th in 1-2-1600. Some of our notable non-finishers were Gregg Symonds with an engine fire, Tom Martin with a blown motor, and Jim Stiles fried his motor. While both Marty Reider and Paul Wheeler wasted their respective trannys, Russ Welch lost a clutch. Both Mark Broneau and Larry Bolin had problems. Jeff Hibbard lost his steering rack, Gary Bates did another one of his famous roll overs, and I broke a rear trailing arm. Some important things will be happening in the Club this year, . and I will try to keep you abreast - "again of all the news. Stay tuned next month. Page 44 able as a production based vehicle, whose manufacturer is listed in the NADA guide. Vehicles that entered and finished an event in 1985 are still eligible until December 31, 1986. A report on rally event insurance verified rumors that the SCCA is the only organiza-tion that can currently get insurance coverage for rallies. Insurance companies refuse to cover individual events or groups. A major decisjon modified the CRS rally championship points tabulation. This is the new system: Competitors earn points only in the class in which they compete, and all points are kept separately. Points can be earned SCCA Divisional Pro Rally News By Lynnette Allison, Southern Pacific Division Steward The SCCA Board of Directors gave Ginny Reese and the Divisional Pro Rally Program a fine recommendation at the last meeting. They also, however, cut the 1986 operating budget for the divisional program. They have set new membership requirements, too. At the meeting in Texas the BOD required all rally comP,etitors in any SCCA rallycross or rally to be members of SCCA. Also, all competitors must have a designated Divisional License, that costs $25.00. Total monies go to the SCCA Denver headquarters for operation of the divisional program. These membership requirements begin March 1, 1986. Membership and License forms will be available at event registration desks. The official SCCA Divisional Pro Rally Season began October 16, 1985, and it will end October 15, 1986. There have been two Southern Pacific Division events, the East of Indio V Rally, coefficient 2, and the Carlsbad Rallycross, coefficient 1. Divisional points are awarded for CORE put forth a monument-al effort in both pits and entry at the Score Parker 400. There were 22 CORE cars on the entry list. To support them CORE had five pits around the California route and five pits in Arizona, including a massive mob at CORE's main pit, just before the finish line. Unfortunately, not very many finished in the money. Five of the 22 failed to start for various reasons, including Jerry Finney, the Gills, Daryl Mead and Steve Casagrande. The saddest tale of this _group is that of Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin. Their sleek Class 2 blew some serious things in the valve train en · route to tech inspection on Friday. None of the three starters in Class 1 finished. Chet and Lloyd, · Huffman made it to Check 1 in California in great time, but lost the trans before the first loop in either class, according to a rally finish, but points cannot be combined. Each event will also be scored for overall finish position. Championship awards, however, will continue to be in Stock and Open classes. M ike Gibeault was designated as the 1985 Zimmerman Award rec1p1ent for outstanding contribution to our rally sport. Mike's personality and wit are firmly ingrained in rally history, dating back to 1970. He has organized, re-organized and introduced inovations into the sport. Mike created the "Datzda" in the late 1970s, a Datsun 510 with a Mazda rotary engine. The car's four doors were removed to reduce weight, the empty door overall finish only in the top ten positions. FIA, Seeds 1 and 2 do not collect divisional points. Points accrue according to the competitors' region/ division of record. Finishing positions: 1 = · 20 points, 2 = 15 points, 3 = 12, 4 = 10, 5 = 8, 6 =6, 7 = 4,8 =3, 9 = 2, 10 = 1. Coefficient designations act as multipliers to basic points. For example: Coefficient 2, second 0 / A = 15 + 15 = 30 championship points earned. Competitors count up to six best events; two events may be outside the division of record. First place trophies will be awarded for driver and co-driver winners in the Southern Pacific Division. Winners are also eligible for the Championship Run-Off, which will be at the 1986 Carson City International Pro Rally. Winners must have a valid National Pro Rally License and have a vehicle which conforms to the National Pro Rally rules if they are to compete in the event. The Current SoPac Division leader in Driver Points is Scott Child, the defending champion. The next Pro Rally Board meeting is in February, past deadline, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Board meets with all the Divisional Stewards at that time, and the pertinent information from the meeting will be in the April report in DUSTY TIMES. finish. The Dave Head/ Kirk Cartwright O.R.E. lost a fan belt and the engine in the first 50 miles, and Larry Ragland was out very early also with engine problems. Class 2 didn't produce any better record for CORE. Mike Hart and Mike Williams got crashed in the rear late on course in California, reportedly by a pickup. They got to the finish, and. on the down time they welded on the rear cage and exhaust system from their pre-runner. But alas, they only made it past the first check in Ariz,ona before retiring with broken steering. Dick and Kay Young had more problems with the experimental Eagle, retiring when the steering broke near Rice. Larry Webster and Shelton Lowry were fourth in Class 9 at the first check, had trouble soon after, and waited three hours before the CORE team was allowed to go in and help them. CORE did have some heros in Class 10, three in the money. Doing the best of all were Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn, in the top bunch all day, and second in March 1986 Mike Gibeault and Lynnette Allison pose with the Tar Baby Datzda after winning the Valvoline 20 Mule Team Stages Rally in November of 1977. spaces covered with cardboard, tions on the award, Mike, and and several layers of fiberglass thank you. added needed "strength." It was The Stock Class Committee spray-can painted flat black, then meeting and forum on February thoroughly decorated by 1 was well attended. One rule neighbors and rally friends with addition included a reference to white skulls, K-Mart advertising having the stock dash in the stock slogans, numerous arrows, and a location, allowing only modifica-navigator list .down the side that tions for rally and safety looked like the obit column in equipment. After heated the L.A. Times. Wires hung discussion, it was voted to write a down like weeping willow designated Stock GT Class branches from the dash to make proposal, and present it tp the it "easy to locate electrical' CRS Board for further consider-problems" during competition. ation. Stock GT committee people include Chad DiMarco, Mike Gibeault also created the Scott Child and Don Lindfors. first electronic in-dash odometer Contact them if you need more computer, spending almost ten information or wish to years modifying vaious compon-contribute your ideas. ents. It was usually the only Debbie English is the newly working electrical item inside the designated Membershup Chair-car. man for CRS. Chad DiMarco is Mike's time and energies our designated Rally Competitor helped organize and create the Representative. They both join CRS Stock Class. He has seen his the Board of Governors for idea grow, seen it implemented 1986. Welcome to both of you. and seen it emerge as an integral Next on the CRS Calendar is element in the California rally the Glen Helen Rallycross, scene. During a moment of Sunday, March 9 near San weakness he accepted the job as Bernardino. This single points CRS Secretary-Treasurer, eons event is presented by Mike Blore. ago, and he continues in this Contact him for details at (213) position ... unpaid and often 425--0984. The Rim· of the unthanked. World Rally, April 25-27 out of With calm demeanor Gibeault Lancaster, is our first triple point h?s smoothed ruffled feelings rally. The course will be similar and feathers of many rally people to the last year. The organizers in the early morning hours after a are emphasizing video filming, competition .. He readily listens to and they will create a video film each point of view and offers his for competitors. Watch for ideas and suggestions. He is a details on this, and for rally trusted friend, a true sportsman information contact Rim of the of the highest level, and he is an World organizers Mike and asset to our series. Congratula- Paula Gibeault, (619) 375-8704. the huge class going into the final lap. Then Ronn lost fourth gear, but he covered the final 100 miles fast enough to stay in second in Class 10 in the O.R.E. Finishing just ten minutes behind him, Rick and John Hagle scored third in Class 10, even with some down time, replacing the mufflers twice. Ray Aragon and Mark Milleron did not have a trouble free day in the Toyota powered Raceco. They had a flat at the top of Thunder Alley, and that loses a lot of positions in a 4 7 car class. The_ power steering went away in Arizona, but they still climbed back up the leader board to finish seventh in Class 10. Not so fortunate in Class 10 . were Mike and Jim Zupanovich, who broke near Rice. Craig Watkins blew his engine at the bottom of Thunder Alley, and Bill Sallenback/Mike Bird did not make it to the first check. The club had great success in Class 1-2-1600. Prospective members from Las Vegas, Jack and Jerry Ramsay won the biggest class in the race, 49 starters, in their Steel Engineers two seat Bunderson. Congratula-tions to the Ramsay gang. Steve and Matt Ferrato had a brand new O.R.E: at Parker, and they moved steadily up the charts, getting used to the car, and they were a fine ninth in the class. Larry and Jerry Leslie had a good run, finishing well in sixteenth place in the Raceco, only 44 minutes behind the winners in the close running class. Beating the Leslies by just one minute, Willie Melacon and Peter Perry were fifteenth, having all their trouble in California, a flat, a broken shock and so on. Rob Myerly and Randy Jones competed in their two seat pre-runner, lost the battery and some time, but they finished 25th to make C lass 1-2-1600 one hundred percent finishers for CORE. Next on CORE's calendar is the SNORE Bottom Dollar and the AMSA California 500 KM. Plans are in the works for the Great Mojave 250 as well. CORE meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Dugout in Van Nuys, near Hazeltine and Oxnard. Guests and prospective members are always welcome at the meetings. Dusty Times

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A.O.R.R.A. Wraps Up '85 Season, Makes Changes for '86 By Daryl Drake The American Off Road Racing Association (AORRA) recently announced the unani-mous decision of the AORRA competition board of directors to cancel the last race of the 1985 Western U.S. Off Road Championship Series and declare the winners as of the October 26, 1985 race standings. The last race of the series, planned for November 28th in Phoenix, ran into a multitude of problems and postponements resulting in this cancellation. Ties exist in six of the off road car classes, and they'll be decided with a class run-off at the 1986 ACTION By Jim Webb The 1986 AMSA Desert Championship Series race schedule was announced some time ago, and published all over the sport. Due to the recent announcement by the Mint Hotel and Casino that there will be a Mint 400 race this year, AMSA has adjusted its schedule to avoid a conflict with the premier event in off road racing. Now the 12 Hour Mojave Desert Challenge will be held on May 31, 1986, the weekend after the Memorial Day holiday. This event will be co-sponsored by the California City Chamber of Commerce, and details on the race will be forthcoming. AMSA has been approached by many off road enthusiasts who would like to race off road, but on a sportsman basis, and not necessarily for the money. These people enjoy the spirit of the sport, the thrills of challenging the unknown and have the endurance that this grueling sport demands. AMSA has discussed the idea of a special class, the Super Sport 100 class. The basic vehicle rules for Super Sport 100 class are: 100 inch maximum wheelbase, axle to a~~e_;_ 1600 cc stock engine, series opener February 16th, at Tucson International Raceway. Afterwards, an awards presenta-tion will take place for the '85 series champions. For the 1986 series, AORRA has planned ten events, three of which ( including the opener) will be double points events. Dates announced so far include the February 16th date, and April 20th in Tucson with races on March 30th and May 18th in Phoenix. AORRA also revamped its class makeup for 1986. Some were dropped, others were added. Class 1 Unlimited, Class with the same rules as AMSA ClassD (1-2-1600), with 23 mm restrictor plate for single seat cars and 24 mm restrictor plate for two seat vehicles; Stock VW front beam, any type, may be reinforced, single shock in stock location ( for the first six months of 1986, after market front beams may be substituted, but a smaller shock, stock length, must be used iri the stock location); Stock width VW sedan rear torsion (swing axle or IRS), two shocks per rear wheel may be used; Stock VW sedan transaxle, with stock gears must be used. Extra spider gears or "beef-a-diff" may be used; All driver safety equipment required in all other classes must be used. Competitors in the sportsman class will enjoy reduced entry fees, and race for trophies only and contingency awards. AMSA will again offer the drivers a chance to have a say in how the desert races are run, and to help determine how the rules should be interpreted, by serving on the Drivers Competition Committee. This committee is open to all drivers who have officially entered the event, and it will be constituted at the drivers' meeting, immediately prior to the event. Rules infractions will be presented to the committee after the event, with the drivers involved being given the opportunity to present their side of the story, prior to the committee's formal recommen-dation to AMSA for action. The system was used in the second half of the 1985 season, and it met with great success and approval from the drivers. &~~ COMPLETE ONE STOP MACHINE SHOP FACILITIES , ✓ Engine Balancing ✓ Gas & Heli-Ar~ Welding . Specializing In PARTS & SERVICE FOR VW, BAJA BUG & DUNE BUGGY custom & Cal Look - ESTABLISHED 1968 -22632 so. Normandie Ave. Torrance, Calif. 90502 213/320-0642 Dusty Times David Ludtke was fourth. 2 Unlimited and Class 5 Unlimited remain unchanged, but 1/1600 and 2/1600 have been combined, and, the Budget Sportsman class and Beginner division have been dropped. In their place, Class 10 and a new "Challe11ger" class have been added. Tutalo and Hugh Morrison.John Gardner won Class 2, while Pete Sohren and John Hitchcock tied for second and W illiam Muller and Tim Kennedy tied for third. In Class 1-1600 Dale Fowler and Mike Sally are tied for the win, and a three way tie for second is between Gene Greenlee, Bill Pederson and Jon Brackett. In the Beginner ra~ks David Booker was all alone in Class 1-"" Classes 4, 7, and 8 will also run for exhibition, and all the above classes will be run in both Pro and Sportsman divisions. Pro 1 and 10 will be combined if there is three or fewer entries in either class. Pro classes are offered a 150% payback, and AORRA has also been working on a contingency program, soliciting prizes from Trick Gas, T.U.F. Off Road Buggy Supply, Sunland Buggy, Brandwood, Palmer's Custom Speed, Dirtrix and Station 1. The final 1985 AORRA Points winners, including the ties, are due recognition. In the Pro ranks William "Doc" Ingram won Class 1, followed by Don Kolt, Albert Bright, Scott In the Sportsman Division, Bo Jackson won Class 1 followed by Les Black. Emmett Warren a·nd Craig Wilde tied for the Class 2 title, and Rich Carnahan, Lance LaCascio and Don Peyton are tied for second. Keith Jaeger won Class 5, the only competitor listed. The Budget class victor was Randy Miller followed by Tom Higgins, Troy Churchman and Bruce Mills. Jeff Sanders took top honors in 1-1600, Joe Bedore was second, and Greg Egolf and Mike Williams tied for third followed by Tom Higgins. Mike Williams won Class 2-1600 honors, followed by Tony Capanear. Phil Everhard and Craig Wilde tied for third, and SNORE Wins Nevada State Award SNORE President Roger Gaskill, left, accepts the Conservation Club of the Year award from Nevada Governor Richard Bryan, as Nevada's First Lady Bon me Bryan and SNORE guzzler committee chairman Denny Selleck Join the ceremony held in Sparks, NV. The Southern Nevada Off galvanized sheet metai. The sheet Road Enthusiasts earned one of metal keeps the water covered the most prestigious awards in and allows small animals and the history of the sport recently. birds to drink from it freely. The non-profit racing club was ' Regarding his involvement in the honored with the Nevada Program, Selleck said, "I've been Conservation Club of the Year into small game hunting in the Award. area for 25 years. I became aware The award was presented by that the guzzlers were badly Governor and Mrs. Richard needed, because without them, Bryan on behalf of the Nevada we have no birds. I went directly Wildlife Federation at the Sparks to John Donaldson, regional Nugget in northern Nevada. director of the Nevada Accepting the award was Department of Wildlife, and the SNORE President Roger Gaskill. current SNORE program frees The Nevada Wildlife Federa-up tens of thousands of dollars tion honored SNORE for its that NOW can use in other extensive work on wildlife programs." guzzlers. Guzzlers are located throughout the open desert, and they serve as watering spots for small wildlife. ) 600. W es Slagle won the 2-1600 trophy followed by Travis Rackley and Bill and Ro n Howard. The three way tie in Class 5 includes lim Edwards, Mary O'Brien and Art Roper. The ties will be decided by the time this is printed, at the February race. SUPPORT TEAM REGISTER We welcome all Support T earn 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 Max Norris, President 4910 Townsend Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90041 (213) 255-1053 - (213) 254-1531 CORE Jim Branstetter, President 17453 Runnymede Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 705-8183 Radio-FM-173.375 F.A.1.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 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 Crescenta, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month - Jan Sunderland's house T!GHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 ( day) (619) 447-7955 (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 Denny Selleck, a past SNORE president and currently the c hairm an of the guzzler maintenance program, said the group serviced 70 guzzlers last year. He said the group covered in excess of 1800 miles in six trips. Assisting Selleck in the program were Betty and Ted Rivers, Don Hermanson, Bob Jensen, Bob Gaudet, Bob Dobiez, and Roger and D oug Gaskill. 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 Selleck explained' that the guzzlers are built to catch rain water, and measure approxi-mately 20 feet square. A 750 · gallon tank is submerged in the ground, then covered with March 1986 , pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-81 83, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 45 "

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THE WINNERS CHOICE SUPERSTITION 250 SPONSORS 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 Fact is WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS have been used by rTlore winning drivers and engine builders in 1985 than any other brand! Ask the top professionals before buy-JOE STIDMAN'S HEARTLAND MEAT CO. • S.D. 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Call us for your winning cam for street', strip and off-road. Send $3 for complete 1 catalog. Engine & M achine V W • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD 947 RANC HEROS D RIVE SAN MARCOS, C A 92069 (61 9 ) 741 -6173 ~TRACKSJDE WOODS WHEEL WORKS Custom Wh-eels Photo Entnprb•s PO BOX 91767 • LOS ANGELES. CA. 90009 18710 SO NORMANDIE • SUITE C •GARDENA.CA. 90248 Jim Ober (213) 327-4493 RACING PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALISTS MICHAEL STEWART VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING VIDEO MICHAEL STEWART (714) 796-4122 P.O. BOX 129 BRY N MAWR . GA 92318 Phoenix, Arizona 85017 IMC£ TNANS BY JEFF REO)'S TRfiNSAXLE ENGINEERING fiOtVWs JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering. Performance Parts and Accessories Wright Publishing Co., Inc. Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 9158 Las Tunas Temple City, CA 91780 (818) 285-5944 (818) 285-5973 Box 2260 • 2949 Century Pl. • Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 more ••• TRAIL NOTES THE LOUIE UNSER GOLF TOURNAMENT is coming up on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. The location is the Bear Creek Country Club, 22640 Bear Creek Drive North in Murrieta, CA. The all day affair is presneted by the Anaheim Parks, Recreation and Community Services Foµndations Board to kick off the building fund for a new Therapeutic Recreation Center for Anaheim's Disabled Youth and Adults. The $200 donation includes green fees and carts, the driving range, a hearty lunch, locker room facilities, elegant and exciting prizes, and a delicious gourmet dinner. Louie Unser, who is living proof that a physical disability is not a handicap to leading a highly productive live, holds this event very dear to his heart. If you are not into golf, you can attend the dinner for a $35 donation, and both donations are tax deductible. For the whole story contact the Louie Unser Golf Tournament, Anaheim Parks Dept., 200,So. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. GENERAL TIRE has just announced the appointment of Madeline Bullman to the position of West Coast Public Relations representative. Bullman, of Performance Public Relations, Inc., has been involved in motorsports for over six years through the public relations and photography aspects of the automotive and performance industry, A native Californian, she is right at home in the desert and on the race tracks of the western United States. In making the announcement,-General Tire Public Relations Director Edward G. Kalail commented, "With General Tire's increased involvement in motorsports and the high performance market, we·have a tremendous need for a west coast contact for the media, industry and motorsports communities. We feel Madeline's background will enhance our program and expand our availability to the west coast media." Dusty Times THE SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION announced their 1986 schedule right on deadline for the March issue. It starts with a race on the Memorial Day weekend at Dresser, Wisconsin, so you still have a little time to plan for those races. The full schedule as well as a wrap up on the 1985 SODA champions will appear in the April issue of DUSTY TIMES. New officers for 1986 for SODA include a new President. Long time prexy Walt Schwalbe lost the vote to Karen Jenkins of Minnetonka, Minnesota. In light of this upset, there is talk that Walt Schwalbe may discountinue the publication of the SODA publication "Dirt News". Well gang, DUSTY TIMES plans to cover the SODA series in depth this year, and you will have some event coverage. TEAM MITSUBISHI, after taking a year off from long distance off road racing, is back in the fold for 1986. In fact many time buggy champion Jim Sumners drove a Mitsubishi pickup in the Baja 1000 last November. He had serious mechanical problems, and failed to finish; but he won Class 14 since he was the only entry in the class. It is now official that Team Mitsubishi will sponsor Jim Sumners for the entire 1986 Score/ High Desert eight race series. This season Jim Sumners began his quest for series points at the Parker 400. H is new Class 7 4x4 was among the leaders at the first check, but later he had more drive train woes. However, a trans change put him back on the road, and he finished an official sixth in class. The 1986 Mitsubishi SPX 4x4 pickup is prepared by Score's Chief Tech Inspector Bill Savage at the T-Mag race shop, under the direction of team captain Dave Wolin. EGG ON FACE DEPARTMENT. Some subscribers may have received a post card recently from DUSTY TIMES, mentioning that your subscription is about to expire. The problem is we neglected to fill in the slot that would indicate your subscription expires with the March issue. Rest assured you will get this issue, and the next, and we will try to include all the details in the next batch of post cards. March 1986 SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 APRIL 5, 1986 2nd Round of the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES Lucerne Valley, CA Drawing for starting numbers -March 12, 1986 Call SCORE Headquarters 818-889-921 6 Page 49

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. I Classified ••• 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. $7500.00 OBO. Call (818 ) 506-8332. VIDEO FOR SALE: The 1986 Parker 400, and the 1985 Frontier 250. Also, the Fire-works 250, the Mint 400 and Rolling Thunder (Class 3, 4, 7 and 8 action). Hour long video tapes of race action, $39.50 each. Specify VHS or Beta. Call Video Productions after 6:00 p.m. PST for more information, at (714) 796-4122. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600 Chenowth. A.M.S. front end, Neal pedals, Bilsteins, fuel cell, Pumper, bus trans by Jeff Field, Don Hatz motor, car comes with trailer. $4000.00 less engine & trans, or $6000.00 complete. Call (818) 889-0294 - ask for Fred. FOR SALE: Very competitive Class 5 car. Fresh 2270 cc VW/ engine, bus trans, Hewland gears, turbos, Super Boot, Wright front end, power steering, 30 gal. fuel cell, Bilstein shocks, extra wheels and tires. $15,000.00. Call Dave at (818) 446-7800 after 5:00 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 2-1600 Chenowth. Four new tires on Jackman wheels, new trans, strong engine. With trailer, $3000.00, without, $2500.00. Carl Earl at (213) 430-6672. FOR SALE: AMSA Class "B" 100 in. wheelbase. 1985 AMSA Points Champion. 1978 Funco, chrome moly SS 2, modified. Wright, Neal, Mastercraft, Sway-A-Way, Hewland, Super Boot, 930 Turbo, Dura Blue, 1995 cc SPG, dry sumi:;, power steering. $6500.00 OBO. Call Ed at(619) 395-5194, evenings. FOR SALE: Jerry Whelchel's · 1985 Class 10 Chenowth Magnum. FAT Rabbit engine, two trans. Twelve tires and wheels, complete trailer, 24 foot, fully equipped, ready to race, fully prepped with many extra parts. Call Bryce at (714) 635-1431. FOR SALE: Class 8 Ford truck F-100, Race Ready. 390 engine, 435 HP. Fox shocks, Art Carr, Chrisman center section, Sum-mers Bros., Mastercraft, Simp-son, ATL fuel cell, AutoFab glass. Two Pace 5 channel radios, spare engine, never run. Several spares. Possible partial sponsor-ship with truck. $27,000.00 delivered anywhere. Call B.A. Russell after five at (805) 763-4344. FOR SALE: 1984 Raceco, two seat, Class 10. Coil over front end, Rabbit power, secondary bars, Summers Bros. rear, Unique power steering, the best of everything. $18,500. Call Jim Sumners (818) 336-3404. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum, 1984 Riverside Class 1 Champ-ion. Ex Gil!man car. Set up for Class 1, 10 or Ultra Stock, air or water cooled engine. The best of everything, no expense spared. Fresh powder paint, many spares. Will sell complete package or set up for desired class. Call Bill at (714) 633-7876. FOR SALE: 40 foot semi-trailer with flourescent lighting, electrical outlets on work benches, storage cabinets, 6.5 generator, compressor, perfect for the serious racing team. $7500.00. Call Bill at (714) 633-7876. FOR SALE: Funco, Class 1 or 10 short course car, a proven winner. The best of everything, secondary suspension. Will sell complete or less engine and trans. Many spares. Call Bill (714) 633-7876. DEAL OF THE CENTURY: The above three vehicles will sell for $40,000.00 OBO. Will even throw in a two seat desert pre-run n er. Call Bill at ( 714) 633-7876. FOR SALE: Pre-runner, Barrett frame, two seater. Swing axle, Score legal 2-1600 car. Centerline wheels, Sandblasters, fresh motor, reinforced link front end. Excellent pre-runner. Could be used as a beginner 2-1600. $2800 OBO. Call Ernie, (714) 987-5978 or (714) 986-4458. FOR SALE: 1984 Parker 400 winner! Raceco with the best of everything. Brand new Type IV motor, new Hew land box, ring & pinion, Geise cliff, 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: Complete race team vehicle fleet, or by individual vehicle. Class 2 Raceco, long travel Curnutt suspension, FAT Type 4 motor, and all the latest stuff. Ready to go racing with many spares, 20 wheels and tires, the works. Also, complete Class 2 Raceco Tandem used as pre-runner. Lots of spares including engine and trans. And, one 20 foot box van truck and one double axle trailer. The entire fleet is from the Vic VanElla estate. Direct serious inquiries to Raceco, (714) 535-4437. FOR SALE OR TRADE: Wright front end w/ arms: rack std. -$400.00. Zenith carb, complete kit -$125.00. Late case VW short block w 178mm Okrassa crank, 010 and 90.5 pistons -$600.00. Desert Trak sand tires, 1200 x 15 -$200.00. Call Dave (714) 987-4972. FOR SALE: 2400 cc Type 1, Don Hatz desert motor, ARPM case, Pauter crank, dry sump, dual Webers. $3000.00. Call Jim · Sumners, (818) 336-3404. FOR SALE: 1985 Bunderson Class 1 car, turn key. Power steering, fresh motor and Hewland trans. Ready to race. Everything must go, trailer, quick fills, spares all included. $18,000.00 or $16,000.00 less motor & trans. Call Steve at (702) 645-7996. r--~--------~-----------~-----------------~--~ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. Enclosed is $ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. Name Address _______________________ ·Phone _______ _ City ------------,--------State _____ Zip ______ _ Page 50 March 1986 Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 I I I I I I I I I I FOR SALE: Challenger engine, professionaly built with proven performance. Call for complete information, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. Ask for Don at (619) 588-8701. FOR SALE: Kitty car, two seat, Class 10 or open. All the good stuff. Offered for ' cheap. Call Robert Johnson, (415) 364-9342 evenings, or (415) 468-0508 days. FOR SALE: 1969 Ford Pro Rally & Off Road Truck featured in January issue of Off Road 4x4 Magazine. Equipped with, 4 wheel disc brakes, two motors, 4 speed trans, fiberglass bed, one piece front end, fuel cell, full cage, scattershield, Jackman rims, BFG radials, nitro chargers, channeled cab, full wheel travel. $25,000.00. Call Glenn at (619) 447-3810 or (619) 444-3361. FOR SALL Chenowth 1000, Class 10, 103" WB, VW FAT motor, Wright front end, Raceco arms, MasterCraft, Neal pedals & steering brakes, BFG and Edwards tires, Centerlines, Super Boot, 930 Turbo axles, Rapid Cool, Race Ready! Second in Great Western Points: $8250.00. trailer included. Call Mitch (303) 421-5553 evenings 6-10 p.m. MST. FOR SALE: 1985 Bronco, Class 14, 1985 P.O.S.T. High Points Champion. Scout frame with leaf springs, Rough Country, Art Carr, Strange Engineering, MasterCraft, BFG, Deist Safety, Flame-Out, fuel cell, four wheel disc brakes, 427 Chevy with Alum. heads. Excellent short course car, $8500.00. Call John, (203) 673-3809. FOR SALE: 1985 UltraStock, RX7 Rotary Powered Mazda. David Kreisler built transmis-sion, power steering, new tires, Flame-out, disc brakes and many other extras. $19,500.00 or partial trade for Score approved truck or Jeep. Call Rich at ( 714) 599-6722. FOR SALE: Two sets of new Sway-A-Way torsion bars, 26½" long, 25 millimeter size. $120.00 the set. Ask for Jim at (818) 894-6602 or '(818) 366-2481. Dusty Times

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The Lo.sers By Judy Smith The Score Parker r~ce was· a real winner this year! The entry was bigger than it's been for years, contingency row was full of manufacturers, and the weather was marvelous. But there were still lots of Losers. With a big count of 162 four-wheeled finishers, amount-ing to almost exactly 50% of the entry, it still means that 158 racers didn't make it to the checkered flag. As always, there were some who didn't make it to the green flag either. Mike Lund, who had been suffer:ing from what he thought was the flu or a bad cold, took time out from pre-running to go to the hospital in Parker and ask for some kind of shot to make him feel better. To their credit, the doctors there. recognized his pneumonia for what it was and admitted him immediately. Mike · was still hospitalized days after the race, and the car sat out the big event. Mike's crew thought for a while that they'd found a pretty good substitute driver for the car when they saw Rick Mears wandering around in contin-gency. But Rick declined, a bit wistfully, feeling that his still recuperating · feet wouldn't be able to take the knocking around they'd get in an off road car. Tom, Martin, of the Martin Brothers, pre-ran on a motor-cycle and fell off. He broke his left wrist and dislocated his right shoulder, and suddenly brother Steve had a solo race on his hands. Art Peterson decided it was no-go for him when he got his shocks a few days before the race and just couldn't figure out how fo mount them. And John Ronnerud, running-in the Challenge class, took his car out the day before the race to run three or four miles on it to see "what would happen", and the transmission broke. Greg Lewin and Cam Thieriot got their two seater all ready to go, and as they were loading up to leave their pit area on the Arizona side and take Classified ••• FO R SALE: 1984 Ranger, C lass 7S. Fresh 4 cyl. Ford, Carrillo rods, custom crank, Reed cam, Stock car prods. rear end, Tilton brakes, Modine radiator, MasterCraft, 35 gal. A.T.L. cell, KC lites, Parker Pumper, Motorola radio, 2 Art Carr autos and 2 trans. axle sticks. Many extras and spares, completely fresh at Timerider Racing. Call Russ at (213) 432-4808 or Steve at (805) 399-0977: FOR SALE: Class 2 Funco Tandem, fresh 2180 engine and transmission with Hewland gears. 113 inch wheelbase, 14 inch rear travel. Power steering, Flame-Out, Wright front end, Bilstein shocks, Parl.:er Pumper, Intercom system, Turbo CVs, Sway-A-Way torsion bars front and rear, Dura-Blue axles. Ready to Race, $8000.00. Phone (818) 994-8000 or (818) 883-8349. DustyTimes it down to contingency, they lost a valve seat, and were out of i't. Greg Diehl's Class 5 car blew a motor coming into contingency, but he· had a spare, from a pre-runner or something, and quickly got it installed and went through contingency and tech all right. But then he tore a lower trailing arm off on the California side and was out anyway. It was a short race for many entrants, like Larry Ragland, who didn't even get eight miles before his motor blew. Larry Bolin's shocks blew up about as early, and Tom Martin, of Canyon Country, lost oil when a nut backed away on a valve cover. His motor was already seizing when he went by the first highway crossing, but he ignored the flickering light ( wishful thinking) and got almost to Rice before it quit altogether. Rob Tolleson, last year's overall poin ts winner, heard some clunking early, and lost his transmission by Rice. Somewhere between Rice and Thunder Alley, Marty Reider suffered a first for him, and broke his transmission, and Gregg Symonds got all the way to between Check 1 and the California finish when he felt his car miss a little. Then he noticed flames in his rear view mirror. He was stopped and out of the car pretty fast, and while he struggled to get his extinguisher loose a spectator ran up and spritzed ounhe fire. It didn't do a lot of damage, but it burnt all his plug wires and some other miscellaneous wiring, and he was out. He's since decided that his fuel injection system was the culprit. Rob MacCachren, in the meanwhile, was having some nickle and dime troubles with shocks, spoiling his first ride in a big motor car. He's piloting the Chenowth that Jack Johnson's driven recently, and he'd had only a litle bit of time in it to see how it went. He didn't get much time in it in the race either, FOR SALE: Funco Hustler, Class l or 10 (9). Race ready, quality components, well maintained. With motor and tnfhs, $7900.00, without $5900.00. Will sell motor and trans with Hewland gear sets separately. Also, 24 foot enclosed trailer for two cars, weight distributing hitch, lights, hoist and water tank, $4000.00. Call Art Schmitt, (412) 687-5093. FOR SALE: Berrien 100 1 Chrome Moly Class 1 or 10 car. Best of everything. 10" wide front end and rear suspension. Power steering, Summers four. wheel disc brakes, W right combo links and spindles and arms; car set up for water because after the shock troubles, he ate the center out of a c.v. and was done. Dave Head's single seater, with Kirk Cartwright driving, lost a couple of fan belts, and the motor gave up the ghost, while John Kaiser, with the big six cylinder Porsche in his car, lost oil pressure about five miles into the race. Rick Scalzo didn't get that far. Apparently a circlip had been left off the output flange on his transmission, and he went one mile before things fell apart. Craig Watkins, in his new Class 10 car, blew up just past the bottom of Thunder Alley, and Mark Broneau lost an inboard c.v. flange in the same neighborhood. Jim Zupanovich broke about 10 miles out of Rice for -unknown reasons, and Vince Tjelmeland, who'd been one of the racers on the waiting list the day before, got to race as far as two miles past Rice, where he tore off his right front spindle. John Kruger, driving his two-seater with his broken right arm in a cast, got through California and then lost his oil cooler, and then his motor in Arizona. Jim Stiles also got to Arizona and then a bolt stripped out of his alternator and somehow flipped off the belt. Jim's idiot light wasn't working and he fried his motor before he knew anything was wrong. He'd been running second in C lass 10 at the time. Dwight Lundell broke a linkpin on his first Arizona loop and limped almost back to his pit. But his injured front wheel hit a funny bump in the crowded pit area and rolled him right over, almost into a pit. People rallied 'round and put him back on his wheels and he drove on to ,his own crew, but he was out of the race. Jerry Miller and Chris Neil were driving at Parker for the first time in their Karmann Ghia Class 5 convertible, and having a pretty -good day, when their crank broke or the flywheel fell off in Arizona. Walt Lott was nearby at the time, and they hitched a ride with him, to get back to their pit. They gathered · pumper or VW air cooled engine. $8000.00 less motor and trans. Call Don Ponder in St. Louis, MO at (314) 631-8140. FOR SALE: Funco Hustler ST: Air suspension front & rear; Hewland gears, Saco differential, Funco power steering, four wheel discs with separate steering brake calipers, Edwards and Desert Dog tires, Centerlines, many other first class extras. Race Ready, Class 1 or l0motor. $9500.00 or make an offer. MUST SELL. Contact Phil or Mike, (312) 869-2434 days or (312) 540-5967 evenings. FOR SALE: Off Roaders dream house - Lucerene Valley. Large home, convertible two to four bedrooms, two baths, big garage-shop, close to dry lakes, 20 miles ·to Big Bear or Barstow. Kitchen has everything including micro, gen-air, dishwasher, etc. Central heat/ AC. $64,500.00. Call owner, (619) 248-7926. March 1986 up their trailer and headed back -out to where the car was, but they broke their trailer hitch on the way and it took a long time to rig a come-along to keep it all together. Finally, they got to where they'd left the car, and it was gone. Very dispirited by now, Miller and Neil headed back to their pits, straggling in at about 2 a.m., and there was the race car. It seems that their pit crew had found it, and decided to bring it home. Bob Austin, co-driving with Glen Evans, and running in the top 10 in Class 10, got eight miles up the wash on his first Arizona loop and broke a c.v. He had a spare, but didn't have an alien wrench with him. So he hustled his way back to the main Dirtrix. pit to get one, and by the time he got back out to his car the spare c.v. was gone, "borrowed" by Pete Sohren, who also. runs with the Dirtrix group, to fix his Class 5 car. , Justice was served however, because Sohren had lost a lot of time when a push rod adjuster fell out, and was so far down on time that he parked it, to become another d.n.f. Nelson Tomlinson and O lin James, in Class 8 , broke their rear differential in half on the first Ar.izona loop, and Ed Marfensen, running in Class 4, broke his transfer case on the second loop. John Gable, in Class 8, had trouble when a broken strap on his fuel cell let it fall down and pinch a fuel line.Just enough fuel got through to let them run for a while, but it leaned the motor out and burnt a hole in the top of the #7 piston. But, by then, as they came to a halt, the fuel cell had also fallen out of the truck. Not a good day for Gable. In the 1-1600 class, Darren Wilson drove his first race in a new car, and did very well, finishing seventh of 49 starters. He became a Loser in the post-race tech, when his rear trailing arms were discovered to be too long. The one on the left measured 1/16" over and on the right, 1/8" over. His car builder, Bill Varnes, was horrified at the result and asked the tech inspector to FOR SALE: Mirage 1-1600, like new. Fox, Wright, combos, Weld wheels, BI:Goodrich, Neal, fresh engine, close ratio trans, ready to race. Many extra parts, extra motor that needs work. Car was fast; driver was slow. $7500.00. Call (51 7) 799-0182 or (517) 793-4703 and ask for Wayne. FOR SALE: Coca Cola Raceco, 2 seater. 135" wheelbase, Type IV FAT e.ngine, Hewland gearbox, long, long travel. Also, Coca Cola Raceco pre-runner, Type IV Fat engine, Bus box, just rebuilt. Also one open car trailer and one 35 ft. fifth wh eel trailer with 1983 Chevv Dualie. Make offer. MUST, SELL THIS MONTH. Call Debbie at (714) 951-8848. measure them again, because he knew they'd been right when he_ built them. But they came up just too long the second time they were measured also. The tech inspector, Bill Savage, uses a special tool that he has at e\'ery race, to measure the arms on the 1 and 2-1600 cars. Varnes had built many sets of arms before and had never had this problem. He was dismayed. Wilson, terribly disappointed, lost his good finish. Varnes went back to his shop with the car and started checking things out. The arms, as Varnes first built them, were made, not l" longer than stock, as is permitted, but 15/16" longer, to give them a cushion for error. . Then he bows them in 3/ 8" which gives a final measurement -of l / 4" under the legal maximum. But when Varnes put. this set of ultra-lightened arms in his jig to see what was wrong, he found that they had bent and had bowed back out. When that happened, it not only made them longer, but also created toe-out for .the rear of the car, which made it harder to drive, and had given Wilson the impression that his motor was failing. Varnes, saying, " It's nobody's fault buy my own ... I feel bad for Darren·," He plans to make a new set of arms, a little heavier and even more short than the allowed maximum length. W e spotted a cryptic mention in the press notes which says that car #101, Ike and Volker Bruckmann, called their pit for a~ front tire, rear axle, c.v. joints and tools .. They were reported at the California start line." Must have been a short, hard race for the Bruckmanns, who were trying the desert for the first time. And - late at night, we· idly listened to the radio, as· weary · late finishers straggled in, and heard some odd reports. Among them, someone named "Geron-imo", who said, "We lost the idle (idol?)." And fi nally, "We are hopelessly lost." And the Weatherman came back, "What is your location?" The answer -"California." 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USA . . . . . Back Cover Razo Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Score International . . 5, 17, 22, 38, 42, 49 Marvin Shaw Performance Products . . . 43 /. Smittybilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Stadium Racing USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group . . 11 Toyota Motorsports . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . . . . . . . 30 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Uni fi!ter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 " Unique Metal Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Valley Performance -Hewland . . . . . . . 24 Voyles VW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2l Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Yokohama Tire Corp. . .. ·. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Page 51

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