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1986 Volume 3 Number 4 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 Gold Racing Team, the 270 horsepower, 13B rotary-powered short-course B2000 finished third in the 1985 Grand National Sport Truck Class Manufacturers' points standings. And the 210 horsepower piston engine Class 7S desert truck proved 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 11 871.ia the skies will be anything but friendly. ~ Mazda's rotary engine licensed by NSU-WANKEL.

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Volume 3 Number 4 April 1986 In This Issue ••• ,dra IOII-FEATURES Page The MTEG Show in San Diego ...................... 14 1986 GMC Safari Van .... . . . . ...... . . . ............ 20 Badlands Baja 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Short Course Racing in Tucson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SNORE Bottom Dollar ................ .... . . . . . . . . . 28 Score Canada in New York ................ .......... 30 Glen Helen Rallycross ................. .. .. .. ...... . 32 President's Commission on Americans Outdoors . ...... 34 Pre-Running the Safari Rally in Kenya ....... .... . . ... 35 Swedish International Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Edi tor-Publish er Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow Associate Editor Richard Schwalm Controller John Calvin Contributors Darla Crown Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenberg Homer Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David R yskamp Wayne Simmons Judy Smith -John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Darlene Thackston Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production M-ichelle's Typesetting Services /. THE OFFICIAL VOICE Of SC()RE CANADA AND ~ ::e--~~-. L_... ~ UClffO .... Subscri~tion Rates: ;- ~ ===-$12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES weicomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be ret_urned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified A<;!s 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 AD.DRESS: 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 MTEG Rose Bowl Preview . . . ............ ........... 37 1986 Ford Bronco II .............. : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Soap Box by Steve Kuehl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes ................................... ..... 4 Stan Parnell's Action News ........................ ... 5 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ..................... ..... 12 California Off Road Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Weatherman Radio Tips by Bob Steinberger . . . . . . . . . . . 13-Pony Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Yokohama 6-50 Club Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 SODA Championship Awards Banquet ...... . ....... . 40 SCCA Divisional Rally Report ....................... 40 Pit T earn Register ..... ........... . .............. . . . 40 Goodies Galore . ........................ ....... . . . 41 Good Stuff Directory ................. ..... ...... .. 42 California Rally Series ............. . . ............... 45 Classified Ads ...................... .. : ............ 46 The Losers by Judy Smith ......................... . . 4 7 ON THE COVER -Sherman Balch flies high in his Nissan during a practice session prior to the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event at the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA last month. That night Balch served notice that he is a driver to reckon with in stadium racing. He won the main event 1n grand style, taking his first big short course win for the Nissan team, and it was their first main event victory this season in Grand National Sport Truck racing. Color Photography by Jim Ober of T rackside Photo Enterprises. l\l" DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $12.00 D 2 years - $20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name-----------------------------This most appropriate license plate for a rally car was spotted at the Glen Helen Rallycross. The plate was first seen some years ago on a rallying Datsun sports roadster, then owned by Mike Gibeault. Mike moved into performance rally work and Datsun 51 Os. The plate now adorns the Datsun 510 driven well by both Mike and Paula Gibeault. At one time there was a bumper sticker that went well with this plate, reading "Discover America -Get lost on a rally." Photo by Trackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of humorous racing incidents, woes on the course, or a spectacular from short course events on this page each month. Send us your photo of something comic, a mechanical disaster, or anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 wil\ be considered for publication. I I I I I I • Address -~-----------------------City State __________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 ( Canadian - 1 year $15 .00 U.S. • Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) I I I I I I Dusty Times April 1986 Page 3

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Soap Box ••• By Steve Kuehl Member Lewis/Simpson Off Road Racing Team Re: S 2061 "The Desert Protec-tion Act of 1986" From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California ... Goodbye ... Senator Alan Cranston (D) CA, has proposed a bill, (S 2061) The California Desert Protection Act of 1986. This bill seeks to close 9.5 million acres of California desert and forest lands to public use, through Wilder-ness and National Park designa-tions. This my friends, will leave only 4.5 million acres of Public land open to multiple use in Cali-fornia Desert Conservation area. The bill also "trades" private lands swallowed up in the Wil-derness for public lands outside the closed areas. For example, if you own a 15,000 acre ranch in the East Mojave, the government is going to take it away from you. But they'll give you a 15,000 acre chunk of land somewhere else ... say in the middle of Jawbone Canyon, for instance. Many open riding and racing areas will be closed, and most designated roads, ways and trail areas seriously reduced. Recent decisions regarding the Panamint Dunes (near Death Valley) closed them to public use because "those uses threatend wilderness characteristics of NEARBY areas." Message: If we have an OHV area left, and it "threatens" a new Wilderness, we will lose that, too! Maybe you still think that this bill will not effect off road racing, think again. In looking at the official maps, ( which had to be purchased for $85.00 per set, from the Sierra Club who drafted the bill, Cranston's office will not mail them to you) the Parker race course, the Barstow to Vegas Course, the Check Chase, the 1986 Frontier 500 course (Cali-fornia section) will be lost forever to National Park or Wilderness status. Do you like to play with your sand buggy or ATV in the Glamis Dunes area? Sorry pal, Major closures will be in effect in that area. How about a little trail riding in the Piutes ( north of Jaw bone Canyon and Dove Springs) or other areas of the lower Sequoia National Forest. Sorry that area will be wilderness. No vehicle access, or even some trail riding, four wheeling, ATV or buggying in the East Mojave Scenic Area. No more. Poof, the Senator waved his magic wand and the area is now a National Park. And how about the constant gripe for new courses to race our desert machines. This bill would severely limit the land available for SCORE and HORA to pio-neer new race courses. Think I'm overstating this point? Look at the maps. Could you effectively lay out a new course in that mess? Are you a bit tired of the same dust bowls that we currently race in? So you say "this really could not happen" read on. Here are some selected quotes from var-ious sources. "We put it (S 2061) in to get initial reaction to the plan from interested groups and people." Kathy Files, a Cranston staffer. Press Enter-prise, Riverside, CA 2/15/86. "The largest arid-land protec-tion bill in U.S. history, the legis-lation would include more than 14,000 square miles of federal public lands in Imperial, Inyo, Riverside and San Bernandino counties, an area the size of the states of Connecticut, Massa-chusettes and Rhode Island combined." The Southern Sier-ran, March 1986 (Sierra Club Newsletter, Angeles Chapter). "The current level of protec-tion provided under the Bureau of Land Management's Desert Plan has permitted degradation of important wildland resources in the desert. We must act now to save the desert before pressure from expanding urban popula-tions, UNCONTROLLED OFF ROAD VEHICLE USE and min-ing irreparably damage the lands we hold dear." Judy Anderson, The Southern Sierran March 1986. I guess she has never been 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 San.ta Ana, Calif. 92704 [714] 540-3686 Pagc4 ~ to the Parker 400 race. " ... in drawing the boundries ... I have been careful to exclude major areas enjoyed by off road vehicle enthusiasts ... " Senator Cranston, The Congressional Record, February 6, 1986. Sounds like bull to me. " ... this comprehensive pro-posal enjoys the support of 21 environmental and civic organi-zations." Senator Cranston, The Congressional Record Feb. 6, 1986. Why wasn-'t the largest user group of the desert allowed comment and input on the bill drafting? Now maybe I have your atten-tion. If EVERY pulic land user, OHV owner, racer and support crew, ( this means you) org::inizer, manufacturer and publisher will fight for their future, we have a VERY GOOD chance of defeat-ing S 2061. But it will take mas-sive public outcry and intense, coordinated study and action by land use organizations to stop the preservationist machinery from steam rolling this through Congress. I strongly urge that letters or post cards be sent to Senators and Congressmen from your area saying "Please oppose S 2061 and other legislation to create new wilderness, establish new National Parks or transfer the management of public lands from Federal to State jurisdiction in the California Desert Conser-vation Area. "Allow the Federal Land Policy Mangement Act of 1976 to run its course." Look in the White Pages of your phone book for the Congressmen in your area. The proper form of adress is: The Honorable John Doe, U.S. Senate, Washington D.C. 20510 for Senators; U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C. 20515 for members of Congress. Write now and write often. My expe-rience indicates that letters and calls DO make a difference. If you can't write, CALL them at their local office or at (202) 224-3121. Make no mistakes, this is WAR! And losing means the death of public access to 70% of the California Desert, and a mil-lion acres of forest lands. Donations of time, money and support for the California Desert Coalition (A multiple publica-tion land use group, supported by COR VA, Cal Four Wheel, District 37 AMA, SCORE, and probably HORA, NOC and many other interest groups) War Chest can be sent to THE CALI-FORNIA DESERT COALITI-ON I off road racers division, 16001 Ballad Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. We must remember, while we are fighting for our future, so is Senator Cranston. This IS an election year!! Time for all of us to get on the campaign trail... or get OFF our riding and racing trails, ... FOREVER. V olunceers are im·iceJ w climb on their "Soap Box" and fill chis space 'U'ith their choui;;hts about «'hat is i;;ood and what is not so i;;ood ·about the s'tate of off road racini;;. We 'U'ould welcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as well. Call oru•rite DUSTY TIMES O.-l'ith your ideas for a Soap Box column, and get on the schedule. April 1986 Trail Notes.~. RODNEY HALL has announced another keen weekend of off roading for Dodge fanciers. The Ghost Town Adventure '86 is scheduled for September 12-14 in northern Nevada. Limited to owners of Dodge Ram •pickups and Ramchargers, the four wheel drive trail ride departs from Lake Tahoe and winds through scenic western Nevada. There will be campfire entertainment and chuck wagon vittles, all provided by the organizers. If it sounds like a keen September weekend to you, get all the information from Rod Hall, 2150 Hunter Lake Drive, Reno, NV 89509 or Ghost Town, P.O. Box 1660, Buffalo Hill Station, Georgetown, CA 95634. THE LA CARRERA CLASSIC is a Mexican Road Race, from Ensenada to San Felipe. The dates are May 3-5, with rallies, concours, trade, sports and media banquets. It all starts in Ensenada and the race is on Saturday to San Felipe. On Sunday you can just drive or rally back to Ensenada. The event is designed for classic and vintage cars and bikes, but modern vehicles are welcome too. Entries close on April 1, and space is limited. The entry fee varies from $250 to $500 depending on events entered and the party package selected . While not exactly the Carrera Pan Americana, it does sound like fun. That is all we know, so don't call us; contact La Carrera, 3049 Laurel Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604, or call Loyal Truesdale at (213) 464-5720 or Cliff Carr at (818) 703-5083. BRIDGESTONE TIRES recently announced their contingency awards program for 1986. Bridgestone is involved in road racing, off road racing and the Pro Rally series this season. Of interest here, Bridgestone will continue to support the Pro Rally drivers as well as competitors in the HDRA/Score desert series. In desert racing, drivers on Bridgestone tires in Classes 3, 4, 7, 7S and 8 will take home $1000 for first, $750 for second and $500 for third in class. The same monetary awards are offered in the Pro Rally series for first, second and third place in the four classes of competition, Open, Group A, Production GT and Production. For complete information on how to become eligible for Bridgestone's contingency awards program contact Bridgestone, USA, Inc., 2000 West 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504, Attn: Bob Graham, Motorsports Division, or call 800-525-1662 outside California or 800-527-7800 from inside California. WALKER EV ANS has been in Europe promoting off road racing this spring. The Class 8 champion driver was a featured attraction at the 56th Geneva Auto Salon in Switzerland. While in Europe, Evans helped design an off road test area at Goodyear's new Mireval Proving Grounds in southern France. OLYMPUS RALLY NEWS: Organizers of the Toyota sponsored Olympus World Championship Rally and officials for the Weyerhaeuser Company came to a working agreement in March for road use on the event which assures the southwest Washington State coastal communities of Raymond and Aberdeen participation in the Olympus Rally next December. Olympus organizer John Nagel commented, "The meeting waswery positive. It is good to work with a community minded company ljjce Weyerhaeuser, and we will be using about 100 miles of Weyerhaeuser roads on the 1986 rally. For the past twenty years we have had a good working relationship with Weyerhaeuser, and now that the event has become a World Championship Rally, we are pleased to extend this relationship." The Olympus Rally is headquartered in Tumwater, WA, and it will cover 1500 miles of southwest Washington over the four day event December 4-8. The route will visit twelve cities and it is expected to bring in many dollars to the communities involved. This year the rally is expected to draw many of the factory teams from Europe as well as regular competitors from the SCCA Pro Rally and the Canadian National Rally.circuits. THE ARIZONA DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION begins its 1986 desert race series on April 12 at a new location. The Wes tern 150 will happen near Aguila, Arizona which is about 75 miles from Phoenix and close to California. The race course is an excellent buggy track with good washes, fast roads and just enough tight stuff to keep everybody honest. Three major tire companies, General, BFGoodrich and Yokohama, are involved in the ADRA series contingency program this year, and that is good news for everyone. While the ADRA entry fees will, like everything else, rise some this year, they will still be well under the up to $600 in costs common in other desert series. ADRA is actively looking for event and general sponsors to help keep the cost of racing down for the participants. Already signed on for the buggy and truck portion of the Sonoita to Rocky Point Hare N Hound race in December is the Cooling Systems Service Center in Phoenix. Phil and Phyllis Auernheimer have some more help this year in running the ADRA also. Rick Kinnaman is a recent staff addition, involved in sales and marketing. Welcome aboard! THE SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES kicks off this year with the Tulip 200 on April 11-13 out of Chillicothe, Ohio. The event joins the National series for the first time this season, but it has won numerous awards as a top divisional rally over the years. Headed by Dick Paddock and Pat Hoffmann beck, the chief organizers on the Tulip are the same experienced, responsible individuals who put together the Sunriser 400, which earned the title of 1985 Pro Rally of the Year. The series opener will see John Buffum again pit his Audi Quattro against Rod Millen, in his new 1986 4x4 Mazda RX 7. 1985 Production GT Champion Steve Nowicki will rally his Nissan in the class this year against the formidable competition from Doug Shepherd, the 1985 Production champ who had an undefeated season. Shepherd also won the 1985 Tulip 200 and he has moved into the GT class this season. THE MICKEY THOMPSON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP started the season with a most ambitious schedule. Unfortunately a couple of the events have been cancelled because of difficulties in the promotion and execution of the events. First to go was the March date in Dallas, Texas. And, right at press time, the official word is that the April date in Seattle, Washington at the Kingdome has been cancelled. So, next up for the stadium racers in the series is the biggie atthe Pasadena Rose Bowl on May 3, followed in mid-July by the daddy of them all, the race at the Los Angeles Coliseum. --Dusty Times

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STAN PARND.L'S Action News The loss of the HDRA Laughlin Desert Challenge race, normally run in March, has caused mixed effects on the off road world. Many companies say their sales have gone into the red during the past month, and it hurts their outlook for 1986 to have a sales drop so early in the year. The Laughlin race was moved and rescheduled for another date, but eventually dropped this year in favor of the HDRA pick-. ing up the Mint 400 race. The Mint 400 has been on the sche-dule every year, so off road racing actually lost a race this year, and !his is cause for concern for many shops, mechanics and manufacturers who normally rely on a race in March to spruce up sales. VORRA, headed by Ed Robinson, runs races in northern California and northern Nevada. VORRA has scheduled more races in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, this year. This is the area where the local people would not let Walt Lott of HDRA cross through their land, anywhere in the county on the Frontier 500. The Frontier 500 could have been a most popular and most historic point to point race, the biggest in the United States, if the route could have crossed this area and gone on into Reno. Since the 1986 Frontier 500 has been reduced to a Sloan start and finish, and a lap race around the Las Vegas area, much of the proud mystique has dropped from the event. Why can some races be run all over the trails and roads around Virginia City, and be very successful, and the major, five hundred mile race be blocked each year in the same area, which prevents it from reaching Reno? Two major VW and off road sales centers have gone on the block, up for sale this month. The House of Buggies, which has been the major center for off road supplies in San Diego, is being put up for sale by owner Nick Nicholson. In Orange County, the VW Warehouse Top Line has also announced its intent to sell the business, this from the owner Jeff R andall. Nick Nicholson states that busi-ness is just too spotty these days to fill his needs. Jeff Randall has plans . to enter the real estate market for his future. · After the Score Riverside race last year a group of all the major manufacturers held a meeting. There they voted for one Tech Team, one Contingency Team, and one Scoring Team for the 1986 combined Score/HDRA desert series. It was also agreed at the meeting to help this cause along by giving financial support in the form of a one t'ime dona-tion. An announcement to this effect was subsequently sent out by the HDRA in a special news-letter. However, as of the second race of the 1986 season, it was learned that there are still two tech, two contingency and two scoring groups representing Score and HDRA respectively. Eighteen major manufacturers donated five thousand dollars each to make the dream of work-ing with consolidated teams come true, but the agreed-to plan is bogged down, perhaps in the mire of racing politics. With thirty thousand dollars for each group of officials it seems this should be enough money to make the original plan work. Are you going pre-running this week, next week or the week before the race? What is pre-running? It may be a thing of the past soon, mainly due to the strict rules coming down from the Bureau ofLand Management. Now promoters are not allowed to mark a course until a week or two before the race. If the drivers want to pre-run the race course, it will have to happen the week or weekend before the event, and that will make the route so crowded at a big race that it becomes dangerous. Remember when several of us went to a race site to pre-run, stopped to talk with friends, then went out to make sure the condi-tion of the course was the same as we remembered it, and learned new areas. Later in the day we would meet back at base camp, have a beer and go over the course map and make our plans for pits, gas and chase crews. One day, before too long perhaps, a new group of racers may ask, "What is pre-running" The Mint 400 will take on a Qew meaning this year for all of us. We now remember the pole line road out to the dry lake, Zorne Blvd., Valley of Fire, and the few roads that gave us a chance to relax for a few moments. This year we will see a new and different course that will challenge our very soul, a course . to challenge every vehicle that takes the green flag. The finish rate for this race will be interest-ing, because this part of the Nevada desert has always been unforgiving. The new course will prove out the cars and products that will take the punishment. This year the Mint 400 will be very rewarding and interesting race for those who finish. THE FIN AL FLAG has fallen on yet another pioneer off road racer, Orio Cox of Las Vegas. Orio was one of the founders of SNORE, an avid competitor, usually in Class 2, and a genuine nice guy. Orio Cox and Marty Collins won Class 2 at the Mint 400 in 1978, and last year his son Kenny won Class 2 and overall co-driving with Jim Temple. Orio Cox fought cancer for several years, and he died quietly at home on February 28. To his wife Joanne, Kenny and the whole family we extend our deepest sympathy. more TRAIL NOTES onpage ro Dusty Times The amount of entries, partic-ularly among the car classes, for the Frontier 250, the Parker 400 and the Great Mojave 250 have swelled far above everyone's dreams, due to the combined Score/HDRA points series and contingency funds. It seems that this merger has boosted the in-tererst of many racers. It is good to compete with a full class, and most of all we go racing where the contingency money is strong enough to make the winning check worthwhile. Score News has changed pub-lishers again in an attempt to regain its status in the off road publishing world. In past months Score News has dropped down in size, appearance, and in advertis-ing, and it had to be a costly ven-ture. The new pulisher, Marsha Collier has a big job ahead, and we wi?h her every success, and so does the e_ntire staff of Dusty Times. · When a promoter goes to a new area, and brings formal pre-run groups along later, to talk with the local merchants, attend the town meetings, and project business gains because of the race route going through the area for the year, arid future years, it has to be a tough decision to cancel the route. In some areas along the Frontier 500 route the towns made certain changes to accom-odate the race. What will happen this fall to the Lori Motel m Beatty, the Exchange Club in Goldfield, the T onopah Station house, and the cafe in Gabbs? ·Will we ever go back on the trail north in Nevada? If we do will the people be offended with us? It is sad to lose contact with newly met friends, but that is what happens when it is no longer financially feasible to run the point to point race. Does protesting another com-petitor in your class make ene-mies or clean up our sport? Should race drivers police their own classes by protesting or is it up to the tech people? There are many drivers and owners who think or even know that their fellow competitor is running with illegal parts or modifica-tions, but they are timid, or just afraid of protesting for the fear of Iylaking enemies or causing hard feelings. So, they let it go, hoping somebody else will catch the offenders. This type of situation has allowed many classes to make a few changes here and there on their own. Now the tech crew cannot catch up with the gap between what the rule books says and what people are running. It is time to build cars for the sport by using the rule book as the racing bible. Then everyone in the class should help keep their neighbor honest. It makes for better and closer racing. Race In The Famous SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Explore New Trails in Scenic Mexico During The Classic June Event. The pivot race in the SCOREIHDRA POINTS SERIES For details call SCORE INTERNATIONAL 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. April 1986 Page 5

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1986 HAPPENINGS •• ·• A.D.R.A. Arizo1rn Desert Racing Association 1'408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 April 12 Inaugural Western 150 Wes tern 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 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 April 20 Tucson International Raceway Tucson, AZ May 18 Phoenix, AZ CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES April 25-27 Rim of the World Rally Lancaster, CA Info: Mike or Paula Gibeault (619) 375-8704 June 7-8 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 °!F' rOU 1URN 'RIGH1" \vHtN \'1E GET -ro 1""HE 1301fDM, :C 11HN ( :C: CAN bEf US / BACK ON 'fHE C(X)lofJ =s.,_ ____ _ Page6 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 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 April 27 100 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA May25 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA Junes 100 Miles M9ntgomery, Alabama April 1986 June 22. 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA July 26-27 Fun Dav & 100 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA August 24 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA September 14 100 Miles Montgomery, Alabama September 28 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA October 26 100 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, ·GA November 29 250 Miles Location TBA 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 July 20 Denver, CO August 2 St. Francis, KS August 24 Denver, CO September 14 Denver, CO HORA High Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 May 7-11 Mint400 Las Vegas, NV July 4-6 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 5-7 Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5-7 Desert Race Location TBA 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 (.t!PORRA sanction only) June 1 Dry Run13a)a 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 HODAG50 Information (715) 362-6550 August 2-3 Rhinelander, WI IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFFROAI> .. CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 W oodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 May3 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA '\ July 19 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA Additional dates in California TBA MOLSON CANADIAN SUPER CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Yonge St. , Suite 1801 Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E5 Canada (416) 363-9035 May 13 Stampede Park Grandstand Calgary, Alberta May 17 B.C. Place Vancouver, British Columbia May24 Montreal Olympic Stadium Montreal, Quebec June 7 Exhibition Stadium Toro.nto, Ontario -----------r.r Dusty Times

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Additional HAPPENINGS MORE Mid west 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, Wl 5314 7 ( 414) 248-8566 May 31-June 1 Lake Geneva, Wl OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwater, WA 98501 (206) 754-9717 December 3-7 WRC Olympus International Rally Tum water, 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 DEL WEBB'S 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 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA April 26-27 May 17-18 June 28-29 July 26-27 August 23-24 October 18-19 November 15-16 POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 Ml~T CASINO·HOTEL O DOWNTOWN (702) 387-MINT Pages PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am Racing Inc. P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 ( 503) 620-0313 May 2-3 Horn Rapids 250 Mile Sagebrush Shootout Richland, WA May 23-24 250 Mile VORRA Race Weeks, NY June 27-28 Littlerock Forest Fling 300 Littlerock, WA August 22-23 Sundown at Hom Rapids Richland, WA September 19-20 Millican Valley 400 Bend Oregon SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 ( 303) 779-6625 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, Ml November 21-23 Carson City International Carson City, NV SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 April 4-6 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 6-8 Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico August 15-17 Score Off Road World Championship Riverside International Raceway Riverside, CA, November 6-9 Baja iooo Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, C-mada (514) 692-6171 May 24-25 Montreal Olympic Stadium Montreal, Quebec June 28-29 Entertainment USA .Park Parkman, Ohio SCORE SHOW P.O. Box 6819 Burbank, CA 91510 (818) 768-2914 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 June 14 Delamar 400 KM Caliente, NV August 9 Nevada 300 Pioche, NV October 25 Silverdust 400 km Henderson, NV 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. Official Vehicle of the 1986 HORA Series April 1986 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 ·-''II_ HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Dusty Times

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Chevy 5-10 Pickup 4x4 specially modified for Class 7 4x4. MacPHERSON STRUTS TO VICTORY! I lll£J Chevy S-10 Wins Parker 400. C:. Team MacPherson entered a brand-new truck in the SCORE/HORA Parker 400 in order to give it a test. Wanted to see what it could do on the dirt for the very first time. The truck was a Chevy S-10 4x4. The driver was Jerry McDonald. As a Class 7 4x4 entry, they were up against some tough competition. But when the flag came down, - it was the Chevy that walked away with a victory. As a matter of fact, it was Mike Horner (driving the Chevy S-10 that won him his class in the Baja 1000) who followed McDonald's lead, wrapping up second place. The Parker 400 was a" dirty, demanding job. A brutal race to take both first and second in ... but some brand of truck had to do it: Chevy. NOTHING WORKS LIKE A CHEVY TRUCK : :

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Additional HAPPENINGS SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 April 19 Yoco Loco May25 Twilight Race July 26-27 Midnight Special September 26-28 SNORE 250 November 16 Black Jack 100 S.O.R.R.P. Speedway Off Road Racing Productions Bernie Weber P.O. Box402 Temple, Texas 76503 (817) 773-3548 April 19 Waco Short Course May 17 Waco Short Course June 21 Waco Short Course July 19 Waco Shorr 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 21 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, MI 49009 (616) 375-1233 May 31-June 1 BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI Jeff Probs~: (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) 4 34-9044 July 19-20 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI Dave Vandermissen: (906) 466-7494 July 26 Champaign County Fair Champaign, IL Kent Weeks: (217) 351-1959 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, MI Tom Arthur: (5 I 7) 832-3274 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION 460 No. Beaumont Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005 (7 15) 272-1489 May 24-25 Memorial '86 Dresser, WI Info: Joe Branden (612) 535-3388 &~~ COMPLETE ONE STOP MACHINE SHOP FACILITIES ✓ Engine Balancing ✓ Gas & Heli-Arc 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 Page 10 June 21-22 Prime Challenge Trego, WI Info: Gary Campbell (715) 635-9179 July 5-6 Off Road Challenge Sugar Camp, WI Info: Scott Schwalbe (715) 272-1101 July 19-20 UP Off Road 100 Bark River, Ml Info: Dave Yandermissen (906) 466-7494 August 2-3 Hodag 50 Rhinelander, WI Info: Bernie Eckert (715) 362-6550 August 16-17 Off Road Weekend Fountain City, WI Info: Bill Schirm (608) 783-1187 August 30-31 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Info: Dennis Rosa (715) 478-2924 September 13-14 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI Info: Scott Schwalbe ( 414) 786-8766 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 April 13 Prairie City QHV Park Sacramento, CA May4 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 Petaluma Raceway Petaluma, CA August 9-10 Petaluma Raceway Petaluma, CA August 30-31-September 1 VORRA/Dayton 300 Desert Race Dayton, NY September 20-21 Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR October 12 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA November 1-2 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87A Ave. " Surrey, British Columbia, Y3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming events 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, 5331 D'erry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. April 1986 more ••• TRAIL NOTES TOYOTA'S TRUE GRIT AWARD points leader at press time is Tom Koch, of Ridgecrest, CA. Koch won the first 1986 desert race, the Score Parker 400, and he leads overall in the category in the $10,000 competition. The Toyota True Grit prize is based on accumulated average speed over the course of the year. The points chase is open only to racers who finish six of the eight Score International/High Desert Racing Association series events this season. Koch covered 317.38 miles in 5: 12.54 to average 60. 77 mph at Parker, edging Dr. Bud Feldkamp, of San Bernardino, CA, by exactly one mph. In the Mini Metal division Manny Esquerra, of Parker, AZ, leads Roger Mears, of Bakersfield, CA, by a narrow margin, 52.8 mph to 52.56 mph. Walker Evans, of Riverside, CA, took a substantial lead in the Heavy Metal category, averaging 52.65 mph to lead Steve Kelley of Rolling Hills Estates, CA, who had a 50.88 mph average in the race. Next in the series is the Score Great Mojave 250. The Toyota True Grit Award is computed differently from the point championship standings, which are weighted according to the number of starters in each class and do not require finishes in every race.To win the True Grit Award, a driver must finish three races each in Score and HDRA competition. THE SCORE GREAT MOJAVE i50 is shaping up to be another blockbuster in entry. At the drawing on March 12 there were 344 entries in for numbers. It is significant that 262 of that number were in car classes. As we go to press a week later,. a good many more entries have come in, so it will be a real herd scene in the Lucerne Valley on April 5. A recent Score bulletin indicates that off road racers will be able to apply for a Green Sticker at tech in Lucerne Valley on Friday, April 4. It could save a lot of hassle for those who have all the right paper work. Check the Side Tracks column this month where Judy Smith tells all about what paper work you will need to satisfy both the Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Highway Patrol. SNORE IN LAS VEGAS continues on their upward mobility route. They had a big starting entry of 41 at the season opening Bottom Dollar race in February. The upcoming Yoco Loco on April 19 will be in the same area, south of Boulder City. The SNORE Series sponsor Yokohama Tires has added a new bonus for the Y oco Loco. The bonus is an even one thousand dollars, and every driver who starts the race is eligible to win the added money. The bonus will be awarded in a drawing the day after the race at Sneaker's All American Restaurant and Bar at 2250 East Tropicana Ave. in Las Vegas. AMSA had a disappointing entry for their first race in 1986 last month at California City. Cold, rainy weather all week prior to the race apparently made some folks drop out of the event. They missed a dandy day in the desert. Although windy and brisk, the sun was out all the way for most of the competitors, and the rain started gently when just a few cars were still out on their last lap. Paul Wheeler won the race overall in his Class 10 car, and we will have a full report next month. -;;;;:; ~ GENERAL TIRE CONTINGENCY PROGRAMS for 1986 cover the desert, stadium and short course racing around the country. All Score and HDRA races this year have a generous total of$12,000 posted in contingency money at each of the eight desert events. As in most contingency programs, the vehicles must be equipped with General Tire's light truck products to be eligible for the payoffs. In the desert series Classes 3, 4, 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and 8 drivers can earn $1000 for first place, $600 for second and $400 for third in each class. At the Mickey Thompson Championship Gran Prix events, both the Grand National Sport Trucks and UltraStock classes are rnvered by General's contingency, with $4000 posted at each event with the same $1000/$600/$400 payback for the top three places in each class. The Midnight Special and SNORE 250 from SNORE in Las Vegas, Nevada will receive $14,000 each. The program applies to seven truck classes and has the same reward as above for the top three class finishers. The classes are 3, 4, 7S, 7SM, 7 4x4 and 8. A $3600 per race total fund is earmarked for all Arizona Desert Racing Association desert events. Winners in each ·of the 18 Pro and Sportsman classes will receive a $200 bonus if they use General Tires. All 14 four wheel classes in the SODA series from the Superior Off Road Drivers Association in Wisconsin will be covered by General's contingency plan. First place finishers in each class will earn $200, a total of $2800 per race. Special tire prices for off road racers are available through General Tire ·s Off Road Racers Purchase program. Any driver competing in approved races is eligible for the discount, and purchase of up to six tires within 30 days prior to any race covered by the program. The rates apply to various sizes of tires in a large variety of tire lines from General. If you are interested in the program, contact any General Tire dealer or call toll free 1-800-321-7575 and ask for Competition Price Information. SCORE CANADA has announced a new location in their outdoor race series this season. On June 28-29 Score Canada is sanctioning a two day race at the Entertainment USA track in Parkman, Ohio. The place has a 50,000 seating capacity, 500 shaded campsites, and a three acre lake in the 140 acre complex. Score Canada opens its season at the Montreal Olympic Stadium on Memorial Day weekend. This year it will be a two day event, on May 23-24. In order to avoid conflict of dates in the area, the organizers of the Memorial Day 100 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin have moved from their traditional holiday weekend date to the following weekend, May 31-June 1. The Memorial Day 100 will count as a Score Canada points event and part of a two race series. Class 10 and Class 7 racers attending both the Montreal race and the Memorial Day 100 will be eligible to take part in the Eastern Cup Challenge. The overall winner will receive a gigantic trophy. It is something extra for all entrants, particularly for drivers coming from the West Coast. They might stop at Lake Geneva on their way home from Montreal. At this time the entire Score-Canada racing schedule is being finalized. This year they are eliminating the long haul events, such as Rimouski and Notre Dame du Nord. and are planning locations convenient for both U.S. and Canadian drivers to shorten the long days on the road before a race. more TRAIL NOTES 011 page 4 0 Dusty Times

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iclc ho-mp.10-n~ ~I~ SATURDAY • MAY 3R. I OFF-ROAD COME , . • TO THE PASADENA 0 -~ . 0 ALL THE ACTION, EXCITEMENT, AND THRILLS OF THE MICKEY THOMPSON OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX COMES TO THE PASADENA ROSE BOWL ON SATURDAY MAY 3RD! See factory-backed Grand national Sport Trucks from TOYOTA, NISSAN, FORD, CHEVROLET, MAZDA and DODGE driven by Off-Road greats Stewart, Millen, Mears, Balch, Huber, Harris, Thompson and Evans! Watch the high-flying Volkswagen Super 1600 Single Seaters, the wild UltraStocks, the daring 3 . & 4 Wheel ATVs and the crazy Odysseys as they all take on the challenge of the famous "Chunk of the Baja" course at the Rose Bowl. AND ... As A Special Extra-Added Attraction , . . THE ONLY 1986 APPEARANCE OF 250cc PRO MOTO-X RACING AT THE ROSE BOWL. All this action takes place on a specially-designed Off-Road course that converts instantly from a off-road automobile course to a moto-x track that will send shivers up your spine! -BE SURE TO GET THERE EARLY! GATES OPEN AT . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00 PM MEET THE DRIVERS AT ..... 5:00 PM FIRST RACE AT ............. 6:30 PM! FINAL THREE 1986 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES EVENTS July 19th L.A. MEMORIAL COLISEUM! September 13th* NAT'L ORANGE SHOW San Bernardino October 18th* . SAM BOYD SILVERBOWL Las Vegas *dates tentative FOR EVENT TICKETS OR ENTRY INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOODLYN LANE, BRADBURY, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117

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Side Tracks ••• will be asked to drive it to the inspection site, and there may be no space for a trailer or · car By Judy Smith hauler. The problem of Green Stickers for California race cars was side-stepped at the Parker race by the simple expedient of nobody doing anything. But it's a real bugaboo, and it won't go away. All California race cars, not to m'ention pre-runners and play-toys, will have to have the off road plates in order to go off road in 1987. And that's coming up quicker than you think. When we first tried to get information about the process of getting this accomplished, we had a hard time finding folks in the DMV or CHP who knew what we were talking about when we said "off road" or "Green Sticker." But we have, in the, interim, been lucky enough to find someone who does.We met him in the dunes at Glamis, where he and his family were camped for President's Week-end, so right away we knew he understood our problem. Dave Jackson, the V.I.N. Officer for the East Los Angeles Area of the California Highway Patrol, has since given us some more infor-mation about getting the vehicle identification number (V .I.N.) which has to come before the DMV will issue the Green Sticker. Most important: Allow plenty of time! Then, start at the DMV. You will have to take all the receipts that show what you paid for your race car ( whether you bought it in pieces or all at once) to the DMV. There you must fill out the Form 124 (a request for a V .I.N.) and also a "Statement of Facts" form. On this form you write down the circumstances of the car; where you got it, and So now you trundle down to what it was before you made it the CHP, paid up Form 124 in into a race car. The DMV folks hand, to get the V.I.N. which is may also want to see your car in the precursor for your Green person, so it might be a good idea Sticker. All this means is that the to take it along. They will add up CHP will record the i.d. number the fees ( the Green Sticker costs _ on your car if there is one there $20. for two years) and compute already, or, in the absence of one, the sales tax due, and if your will assign a new one. Just as in receipts don't show you've paid street licensing, there has to be an any the total could mount up, i.d. number before there can be a and then they'll fill out the top of license plate issued. The Green Form 12 4, saying all fees have Sticker fs a" license plate" for off been paid. Don't bother to go to road users. your CHP office until they are If the officer understands that paid. The CHP can't do a thing your vehicle is an off road car until they are. things will probably go smoothly. We've glossed over the DMV But Officer Jackson stressed that part of this because we're a bit every office is different, and your short of information right now, V .I.N. person may never have but we can see that it could be a heard of off road racing. Stay very time consuming project, calm. They will check your vehi-and we'll have more to tell you de for existing numbers, and log-later. ically, will then check that Once your Form 124 is in number against their various lists order you must take it and the of stolen vehicles and parts of race car, in drivable condition, to vehicles. your local CHP office. Now, we This part could get sticky if stress local. In a previous column something has happened to your we suggested that it might be a i.d. numbers. All Volkswagen good idea to shop around for a shaped classes, the Class 6 cars, knowledgeable CHP office. But and Classes 3, 4, 8 and all the 7s Officer Jackson tells us that the should have had i.d. numbers at CHP wants you to go to the office one time. If that number shows nearest your residence. signs of being altered, the officer You will need to call ahead and will have to assume the worst. He make an appointment, and in can use a chemical process to find some cases you may have to wait out what the original number a month to make the appoint-was, and if the original number me'i1t. Some offices do the V .I.N. shows up on one of his lists of thing only two or three days a stolen vehicles or parts, you're week, and they can get booked about to have your feelings hurt. up. Jackson tells us that he is They will impound the car while probably the only full-time they check it out. V.l.N. officer in all of Southern Jackson told us of a recent California. case, involving an old VW bus. When the big day arrives your The number had been altered, car should be in running condi~ and he used his chemical magic to tion because at some offices you make the correct number appear. _ -That number showed up on a list of stolen vehicles, so he called the owner and asked if his bus had ever been located. The owner said it hadn't, and described the bus for Dave. The description tallied well enough to merit a closer look, and the upshot of it all was that the original owner got his bus back, with a new paint job, a set of Porsche wheels, new tires and a chromed engine. The fellow who'd so properly brought it in for its i.d. number was out a car, and the $6,000 he'd paid for it. The same thing can happen with an engine. If your engine number shows up on one of their lists, it won't matter if you bought it bare and took it to FAT or Keith Black to be dressed up, the whole thing goes back to the original owner, at your expense. Occasionally, the stolen car, pan or motor may go to the insurance company that has paid off, and in that case, it's possible that the insurance company may let you buy it back. They collect money, not off road vehicles. Some of the tricks that off-roaders do with their cars with no intent to defraud, may lead to some hassles with the uninitiated CHP officer.Jack son tells us that if a VW pan is a '67, for example, and it turns out that the body is of some other year, he is trained to assume the worst. Now, Jack-son understands why people put bodies of one year on frames or pans of another year, but he is still bound by his regulations to look into it. And so are the offic-ers at other locations. They may not understand that your Class 8 truck needs the early frame because it had coil springs, while the body is an '85. Be prepared to spend some time explaining, and waiting for all the numbers to · clear the lists. If it should turn out that the pan or frame is on a stolen list, you're in the same spot as you'd be with the engine. You may get your vehicle back without it. Transmissions have i.d. numbers in some makes of trucks, and those may also be checked against the lists. Once you have cleared all the hurdles, the California Highway Patrol officer will assign your number. If there is still an origi-nal number on your car, he will use that. But if you have an open class car of some sort, that started out with a tube chassis and went from there, he'll give you an all new number. He then will put on some small metal tags, already pre-stamped with your new number. They have adhesive on the back, but he will also rivet them in place, and then use a stamp to mark them further. The new i.d. number is permanently recorded, along with your engine i.d. number, if any, and the loca-tion of the tags on your car is also recorded. In the event the car is stolen, the tags can be used to help you relocate it, if the crook isn't quick about peeling them off. However, even if he does that, the mark left by the stamp will remain, and the CHP records can be helpful in identifying it as your vehicle. When the car is properly tagged the CHP officer will fill out the next part of your Form 124, and you are now ready to go back to the DMV. Take the Form 124 with you, and you will be rewarded with a Green Sticker. We're sorry to report that Mike Thomas, guiding light of Chenowth, lost an argument with his A TC and ended up in the hospital. Mike's shoulder was dislocated, and his pelvis broken, but progn6 is is good for a speedy recovery, according to John Baranek, also ofChenowth. We send him our sincere wishes for a quick convalesence. ,------------------------'-----..:.. -------------------------~"'·,· THE 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 12 CALIFORNIA OFF ROAD ALERT A New Bill in Sacramento Would Make Green Stickers Mandatory on Every Vehicle San Diego Off Road Coalition Chairman Jim Peterson reports that a new bill pending in · Sacramento, AB 2710, would have an effect on all off road travel. The effect of Assembly Bi.11 AB 2710, authored by Assemblyman Roos of Holly-wood would be felt statewide and would have an impact on all legal off road areas and trails in the state. If passed, the bill would require a Green Sticker on all off road vehicles being used in legal off road areas, even if the vehicle was already registered for street use. By Lynn Brown would be calculated by the number of registered off road vehicles. Currently a percentage is used to determine how much gas is used off road and allows for off road vehicles past due on registration as well as those which are also street legal. Sources in Sacramento say the impact would cut the amount transferred to the -OHV fund each year by about nine million dollars. This could mean no new ORV trails and the possible closure of many existing areas. According to Peterson, the only · way to defeat this legislation is for off roaders to call or write their State Senators and Assem-bly members and let them know they oppose AB 2710 and want assistance in defeating the bill. :tr · y OU can find out who your respective legislators are by calling your County Registrar of Voters and asking first what district you live in, by giving your address, and then ask for the names of your State Senator and Assembly representative. Your voice can have an effect on this type of legislation if you take a few minutes to make the calls and write the notes. Peterson said that the San Diego Off Road Coalition has a lobbyist in Sacramento working hard to defeat this bill, but he needs all the help he can get from the voters. This legislation is reportedly backed by the major environmental organizations, and only the voice of the people can convince the elected repre-sentatives that they cannot push off roaders around like they have in the past. Our thanks to San Diego Off Roader for this news. If you wish more information on this matter, contact Lynn Brown, San Diego Off Road Coalition at (6r9) 427-1 r25 after 6:oo p.m. - Ed. This means any vehicle in use at Ocotillo Wells, Glamis, Plaster City and similar areas would have to have a Green Sticker. If your vehicle has a license plate you would have to get a Green Sticker in addition to the street legal plate. The legisla-tion further states that all money transferred from the State Gas Tax fund to the OHMVR fund AffENTION DESERT RACERS April 1986 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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t_,,t~ W~THERMAN RADIO TIPS f. ~:-fr~."-~~ -~~.~)J ,,-2t-How to Utilize the Goodyear ~ Weatherman Radio Relay To use the Goodyear Weatherman Radio ·Relay, just ask for it. Don't be radio shy. It doesn't cost you anything, the service is free! A relay saves everyone valuable air time. How many times do you hear, "motor mouth chase to motor mouth race." It is repeated time after time, and motor mouth race can't hear! What an utterly useless waste of air time: When those two units are on the air, other units cannot utilize the channel without walking on the motor mouths, and if they do they add to the confusion and channel congestion. Now let's correct this scenario. "Service chase to Weatherman." "Weatherman relay to service chase, go ahead." "Would you tell service race that we will meet him at the crossroad with two Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer call (818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 533 I Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 By Boh 'Wcathcrmail' S1c1ilhcrgcr tires?•· ''You want us to relay to Service race that you will meet him with two tires at the crossroad, correct?" "That's correct." "Service race did you hear that? " "Yes Weatherman we heard and will be there in about ten minutes." "Service race will be there to meet you in about ten minutes; Weatherman relay clear." Th is took thirty seconds and cleared the air for other traffic. When you need a relay, properly identify yourself. Use the race car number that you are connected with or are concerned about. Example: "Car 551 main pit to Weatherman." We will come back "W catherman relay to car 551 main pit, go ahead," where upon you will state your message and to whom it is intended. We will repeat your message, get a response, acknowledge the response, and clear the air. After identifying yourself, please stand by!! Sometimes the air is busy on another part of the course, an area that you can't hear. If we were to immediately acknowledge you, we would be walking on someone else, which we never' want to do. Please be patient, we will come back to you. Pre-register your frequency with us so we have it in one of our utility radios. This will further alleviate the congestion on the very busy main race channels. To obtain a relay on your channel, again, properly idei\tify yourself by car number and your race team name, as we would have it in our frequency file. Ask for the relay on your frequency, and we will meet you on your channel and effect the relay. On the subject of Radio Etiquette, give yourselves a big pat on the back! Your radio manners are getting better and better. You are putting better qualified people in charge of your radios, and the improve-ment on the two main race channels shows. It has been almost two years since we started doing the Goodyear Weather-man relay on a full time basis, and in that time we have delivered over two hundred race radios. You would think this would have magnified an already super crowded situation; how_ever, at each race the communications are improving. Racers are using other frequen-cies. They are purchasing high powered radios and can communicate directly, without the aid of a relay. People are understanding now that only one person can talk at a time on a channel, and they are more considerate. Keep up the good work! If your radio isn't powerful enough to get through to the Goodyear Weatherman radio relay: 1. Use channel 2,151.715, as it is not as congested. 2. Change locations and try again, sometimes a foot, just twelve inches can make a difference.Just because you hear us loud and clear doesn't mean you can talk back. 3. Use a double relay. Get hold of someone you can communicate to and have them relay for you. Example: After trying 1 and 2 with no positive result, properly identify yourself and request a relay. "Race car 502 to any high powered radio that can help me relay a message through Weatherman." Wait for a response and be patient. 4. Your radio is not working properly. You have a bad antenna or are not getting proper voltage to the unit, or something worse. 5. Do what people do in this situation - cry, crack a beer, set a tire on fire for smoke signals, take a hike, cuss me out if I set up your radio, or dream how much better it is going to be the next Face. New, New, New! If you don't have an FM 2 way radio, you may now go to any pit flying the white and blue, 16" x 24" Goodyear Weatherman Radio Relay Flag. Here you may ask for radio assistance. If the pit you go to looks super busy or has race cars being worked on, be patient and considerate of their race effort as it is a volunteer thing on their part. Some facts to remember! We are in communication with the "YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. TAKE IT FROM ME ... Ivan "IRONMAN" Ste THIS IS AS MUCH FUN AS TN RIAL THING." medical team. We are in communic~tion with other emergency services via two way radio or mobile telephone at the stateside races. We can commun-icate on any authorized 150.000 megahertz band frequency. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to keep track of the cars at each checkpoint! Should you have any com-ments, observations or sugges-tions, or wish to volunteer, please call or write Bob Stein-berger, c/o PCI Race Radios, 2888 Grundy Ave., Signal Hill, CA 90806, (213) 426-7077. Race In The Famous SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Explore New Trajjs jn Scenk Mexjco Durjng The Classjc June Event. The pjvot race jn the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES For detajJs call SCORE INTERNATIONAL 818-889-9216 ER/K/DN ERIKSSON INDUSTRIES, INC. INOVSTRIES 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# _______________ _ Expiration date: ___________ Signature: ___________ _ Name _____________________________ _ _ Address ______________________________ _ City ______________ State __________ Zip, ____ _ (California residents add 6% tax) Please allow 3 weeks for delivery. April 1986 Page 13

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STADIUM RACING MOVES WEST Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises The Short Course Circuit Makes a ByHomerEubanks Sto at San Die Jerry Whelchel delighted the audience at Jack Murphy Stadium with a victory dance atop his Chenowth after winning the Super 1600 main event. He squeaked through to victory despite losing a rear tire. The Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship Gran Prix returned to southern California for round three of the series at the Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. Until this year the series was entirely a west coast entity, except for two races held in the Midwest in 1984. This year the nine race series expanded its boundaries to introduce the sport to the rest of America. From the attendance figures in the two mid-winter mid-western races, it seems the show will remain on the road. The San Diego event drew around 40,000 fans to watch the world's best short course racers take on a "chunk of Baja." With 14 7 entrants making up the field for the 17 individual heats, the fans had plenty of competition to view. The Unlimited Single Seat class had not been included in the two previous events and they made their 1986 debut at San Diego. another in their respective classes in a trophy dash that opens the show. The trophy dash is not good for cash or points, but the trophy for the winner adds confidence to his team, since he has beaten the fastest competitors in his class. "In the Grand National Sport Truck trophy dash Glenn Harris was on the pole, having set fastest time in his rotary powered Mazda. Harris was first into the first turn when the green flag flew. Steve Millen put his Toyota right on Harris' bumper, and Jeff Huber, in his Ford Ranger, managed third over Roger Mears' Nissan. Huber, who was a last minute addition to the field when Ivan Stewart suffered starter troubles, found his way around Millen, but Harris was running clearly in front until the last lap when his torque converter let go leaving him a spectator. Jeff Huber went on to win the trophy, and Millen finished just ahead of Mears. the series in a tie on points last year, and a coin had to be tossed to see who would wear the number 1 plate this year. Gordon Winner at the first two series events, Steve Millen grabbed his heat race title for Toyota, but feli back in the traffic to sixth in the main. won the toss but was not to win this trophy dash. Whelchel jumped out in front with Gordon in second and Jim Fishback Jr. was just ahead of Steve Kelley. When the . checkered flag came out they were still in that order. The fastest way around this twisting dirt course was in an Unlimited Single Seater, and Frank Arciero Jr. was the one who set the fast time in qualifying. Next to Arciero was Bob Gordon, with Eric Arras and Stan Rowland making up the second row. At the green flag it was Arcierb out in front with Gordon a very close second. Gordon got his Chenowth sideways in a corner and blocked the traffic, and this took the pressure off Arciero. Frank took home the trophy easily in his Chenowth and Gordon held on in second, but he had to work for the place as Arras moved to the inside on the last turn making it a drag race to the finish. Stan Rowland had to settle for fourth. There were six trucks lined up for their first heat race, and on the front row was a newcomer to off road racing, Rod Millen, in the Mazda that is regularly driven by Indy racer Pete Halsmer, who was busy at a road race. Millen is a successful veteran rally driver in a Mazda RX 7, but he arrived so late in San Diego that he only got ten minutes practice in his Mazda truck. Next to Millen was Jeff Huber. Rod's brother Steve Millen has won the first two Grand National main events in his Toyota, and Steve is no newcomer to the sport. Steve said earlier that when the flag went up "I intend to be the first bloke named Millen at the finish line." Glenn Harris was next ih line, and behind him were Kevin Conery, Nissan, and John Swift, Ford Ranger. Off the start Rod Millen put Ten separate classes are individually scored at each race, and the variety of vehicles offered something for everyone. The main attraction was the Grand National Sport Trucks that have body designs that resemble every major manu-facturer in the small truck field. But unlike the trucks on the street, the racers are highly sophisticated race cars with mostly fiberglass bodies. In the Super 1600 trophy dash it was Jerry Whelchel and Bob Gordon, both in Chenowths, on the front row. These two finished Sherman Balch flew his Nissan the farthest and the fastest in the Grand National truck main event, garnering the first big win of the season for Nissan and himself with a tidy drive. Excluding the ATV and Odyssey classes, all others compete in time trials to determine their starting posi-tions. Each driver is on the course alone trying to prove his ability and that of his machine. The top four qualifiers in the Unlimited Single Seat, Grand National Sport Truck and Super 1600 classes compete against one Page 14 Rally champion Rod Millen made a great sub in the Mazda, taking second in his heat, and here keeping Roger Mears at bay to take second in the main as well. April 1986 \ \ Having a few suspension problems, Roger Mears still won his heat race in the Nissan, but he had to settle for third in the truck main event. Dusty Times ,.,

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The crowd roared as Jerry Whelchel drove over two laps sans a rear tire to take a well earned Eric Arras scored an upset victory in the Class 1 feature race. Arras led every lap in his Chenowth. and had a big lead at the checkered flag. victory in the hard fought Class 10 main event. and he also won the trophy dash. ------~----=------=====--:-------------=============== the Mazda out in the lead, and brother Steve managed to follow him in second with the other Mazda, driven by Glenn Harris, following the family feud. Jeff Huber settled down in fourth ahead of Kevin Conery. As John Swift went over the second jump, the Ford's left front ball joint let go, putting him out of the running. On the second lap Steve Millen showed his brother that experience counts in short course racing and took over the lead. The battle for second was between Mazda teammates Harris and Rod Millen, as Steve pulled out a comfortable lead over the field. Harris stayed right on Rod's bumper, but the rally driver proved to be a quick learner, and Harris couldn't make the pass .. Huber stalled on course, and got running about a lap down. When the checkered flag came out it was Steve that was the first bloke named Millen across the finish line. Rod Millen was second with Glenn Harris a close third. Jeff Huber got bac-k to fourth and Kevin Conery was fifth. In the second heat for the pickups, Roger Mears was back on the third row after a quick transmission change, because the Nissan had a trans prpblem in the trophy dash. At the green flag it was Mears' teammate Sherman Balch that used his front row starting position to get out ahead of Mike Falkosky, Toyota, for the lead. Balch's lead was short lived as he entered the first turn a little too hard. Balch spun the Nissan sideways, and Mears was right there to capitalize on his mistake. Balch got straightened out just in time as Ivan Stewart, Toyota, tried hard but could not get by Balch. Falkosky settled in to fourth, just ahead of Joey_ Moore, Chevrolet. Roger Mears had complained of suspension problems before the race, and it was obvious that the pre-race adjustments had left him with a handful of Nissan. Even though his truck was up on two wheels and bouncing like a pogo stick at times, Mears held the pedal down and gained some breathing room over second running Balch. Sherman was not in a comfortable position, as I van Stewart was right on his tail waiting for the slightest chance to pass. About halfway through the heat Mears' left rear suspension Dusty Times Sherman Balch surprised some of the odds makers by winning the big victory for Nissan ·and Balch also took a strong second in his heat race. had obviously gone south, but Roger held on to take the win. Balch was right behind him with Stewart on the rear bumper in a tight one-two-three finish. Mike Falkosky, in an ex-team Toyota rig, held on in fourth. Joey Moore and Tom Haliburda were well back at the flag. A total of ten trucks made the starting line for the main event. . Once again newcomer Rod Millen found himself on the front row, this time with Sherman Balch next to him. Steve Millen and Roger Mears were in the second row. At the green flag Balch got the jump on Rod Millen's Mazda. As Roger Mears and Steve Millen came off the first jump they swapped a little paint in the air, each with being first into the turn in mind. Balch must have learned from his heat race mistake how to take the first rurn, because this time he held his lead with Rod Millen in. hot pursuit. Roger Mears got the April 1986 lv;;i.n Stewart has not had a good season to date, plagued with mechanical glitches in his Toyota. but he gained fourth place points at San Oisgo. edge over Ivan Stewart to nab third, and Steve Millen was fifth, just ahead of Glenn Harris. What seemed like just another close corner encounter for Harris, as he bumped Steve Millen a,nd it was determined by the Rough Driving Committee to be excessive, and dropped him one position on the results. At the end of the second lap Tom Haliburda rolled his Mazda, bringing out the yellow flag, but he was righted by the course workers and continued on course. Meanwhile Sherman Balch was out in front in his Nissan, and he l'eft the racing to the other guys. On lap 7 Mears got his Nissan in striking distance of · Rod Millen, but after Mears made his move it was still Millen and Mazda in second place. The race continued with Balch running well out front alo'ne, and Mears trying to pass Rod Millen. T earn Toyota ended [;w-Ir (818) 442-1788 SMITTYBILT I.YC. 2124 N. Lee, Dept. DT, South El Monte, CA 91 733 Page 15

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Al Arciero had his ups and downs at San Diego, but he finished an official second when the dust cleared from the Class 1 main event. GIi"" GIi"" GIi"" Lr up racing for fourth place when Steve Millen cut a right hand corner tight and Ivan Stewart, who was right on his tail, gave Millen a little shove. Steve Millen ended up sideways on the track, Stewart took over fourth, andJeffHuber put Steve back to sixth. Glenn Harris, who had been running sixth, caught the guard rail and broke the steering arm on his Mazda, leavii:~ t~~ right _fr~nt wheel This is the system run by most off road race winners dangling. At the checkered it was Sherman Balch, who led from the start, and it was his first main event win in stadium racing. Second went to newcomer Rod Millen and Roger Mears was third. Fourth went to Ivan Stewart followed by Jeff Huber and Steve Millen. Privateers Mike Falkosky and Tom Hali-burda were seventh and eighth. Glenn Harris received an ovation TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS Page 16 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESA'LE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED With a brand spanking new twin cam mer Toyota engine, Greg George showed the UltraStock field his tail pipe, winning the heat race and the main event with come from behind dashes. from the crowd gaining a finish with the front wheels of the Mazda pointing well away from each other. The Unlimited Single Seaters are just that, operl wheel, tubular frame race cars that can utilize any type or size of engine and drive train. Most of the cars use VW or Porsche engines, and all are built for stadium racing in a rear engine configuration. These cars had only one heat race in San Diego, and only nine of the eleven entries made the starting line. The most likely to get out front first were Stan Rowland and Eric Arras, starting on the front row. Bob Gordon and Frank Arciero Jr. made up the second row and defending champion Marty Tripes found himself on the outside of the fourth row. As the race got under way the two front row starters collided in midair going over the jump before turn 1. Eric Arras bounced off the retaining wall; he _ recovered, but Stan Rowland had taken the lead and Frank Arciero Jr. had slipped into second ahead of Bob Gordon, Tripes and then Arras. On the third lap Rowland handed the lead to Arciero when he cut too far inside on a turn and caught his front end on the retaining wall. He dropped to fifth after getting started again. Once Frank Arciero got out front it was all over for the other drivers. Arciero took a comfort-able win in his Chenowth, and Bob Gordon came around in second. Eric Arras worked his way back up to third, and Marty Tripes was fourth ahead of Jim Fishback Sr. Stan Rowland was docked two positions by the Rough Driving Committee. In the Unlimited Single -Seat main event Marty Tripes and Eric Arras sat on the front row with Bob Gordon and Frank Arciero behind them. When the green flag flew it looked like Tripes had the lead until Arras waited that extra second to brake and came out of the first turn the leader. Tripes settled into second, and Gordon ran third ahead of Frank Arciero and his brother Al. Rick Leigh developed problems with his Funco and April 1986 retired on the first lap. Eric Arras pulled his Chen-owth into a comfortable lead, and the battle was for second. Tripes had the spot until the fourth lap when his Funco quit c0ming out of a corner and Frank Arciero, who was coming around the corner trying to dodge the other blocked cars, climbed all over Tripes' Funco. For this encounter Arciero was set back four positions by the Rough Driving Committee on the official results. Meanwhile on the track Bob Gordon got past Frank Arciero, and Bobby Morse and Jim Fishback Sr. managed to slip up into the midst of this battle. Tripes retired, and on the ninth lap Gordon had trouble as his Chenowth stopped on course. This moved Al Arciero into third place ahead of Morse and Fishback. At the checkered flag there was no doubt that Eric Arras was the winner by a good margin. Frank Arciero finished second on the road, but his penalty moved brother Al Arciero into second, and Bobby Morse nailed third followed by Jim Fishback Sr. The Super 1600s are very similar to the Unlimited cars. The big difference is in the engine size, limited to· 1650 ccs in this class. Most drivers use the VW air cooled engine, but a number of water pumpers, primarily VW Rabbit_ and Toyota engines, have appeared in recent months in this class where the engines must be a production type, produced in quantities of 5000 units or more. This is the moscpopular of all four wheeled classes with competitors, always fielding the largest entry. The Super 1600s usually run two heats plus a semi-main and a crowded main event. In the first heat race nine race Bobby Morse had a good night in the Class 1 battles. finishing well up the ranks in third place in the wild and woolly unlimited action. Frank Arciero started out strong in his Class 1 Chenowth. winning the trophy dash and heat race. and second on the road in the main, but he dropped to sixth with a penalty. Dusty Times

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While Racecos are not known for being hot short course cars, Jimmy Nichols drove his to a third in the heat and fourth in the Class 10 main event, Monte Crawford grabbed second place honors in the UltraStock main in this swift racer that is supposed to resemb·le a Arizona racer Ed Martensen had a good night in his Pontiac UltraStock. winning his heat race cleanly, and he was fourth in the feature event. Volkswagen Golf. cars were on the grid. On the front row was ex-motocrosser and local boy Tommy Croft with Rick Jones next to him. Jim Fishback Jr. and Jerry Whelchel made up row two. At the flag Croft got out ahead ofJones for the lead, and Jones helped Croft ev_en further when he got sideways in the first turn and blocked all the traffic. Jones got straightened out to hold second place and Whelchel pulled in behind him. Fishback was glued to Whelchel and the two battled for two laps in very close quarters. Then Jones got crossed up in a corner and Whelchel worked his way around, leaving the battle for third to Jones and Fishback, who promptly got tangled up in the third turn and both Jimmy Nichols and Dan Bentley drove around them. Tommy Croft delighted the crowd with his easy win and Whelchel finished in a comfort-able second. Jimmy Nichols held third and Dan Bentley was a close fourth ahead of Fishback and Jones. There were eight cars in the second Super 1600 heat. Larry Noel and Larry Ragland made up the front row, with Steve Kelley and Bob Gordon on the second row. Larry Noel was first out of the pac·k followed closely by Steve Kelley, Larry Ragland, and Al Arciero. Larry Noel couldn't shake Kelley off his rear end, and during the whole race Kelley played the hunter stalking his prey and seeking the exact moment to strike. Ragland was having his fair share of troubles, and he nearly lost his third place spot on lap 5 when he did a spectacular wheelstand off a jump, and nearly lost control of the Chenowth, but he managed to keep Al Arciero behind him. On the sixth lap Steve Kelley found his moment and ·he put Noel's new Chenowth in second place. Noel also inherited the pressure from Ragland and Gordon, engaged in their own war, and moving into striking range. Steve Kelley went on to win and Noel held his second place over Larry Ragland and Bob Gordon. Al Arciero was fifth in yet another Chenowth. In the 1600 main event things looked crowded as 16 cars lined up for the race. Larry Noel and Jerry Whelchel were on the front row in the semi-inverted grid with Steve Kelley and Tommy Croft on the second row. It was ) erry Whelchel who came around the first turn in the lead followed by Noel, Kelley and Tommy Croft added to his points total in Class 10 with a clean victory-in his heat race and a close second in the main, driving the Texas built Charger: Jim Fishback Jr. stayed in the points hunt also, flying his Chenowth to a strong third in the Super 1600 main event. Dusty Times Chris Bowen came out of the traffic jams i_n the 1-2-1600 main event to take over first place a(]d he took the checkered flag first in the two seat car. Croft. By the second lap Kelley . had put his Funco in second, but he didn't have much time to try to catch Whelchel as he soon spun out and Tommy Croft took over second. · April 1986 Croft had plenty of challengers as a group· made up of Noel, Al Arciero, Jimmy Nichols, Larry Ragland and Bill Silberman were all battling one another for third. Jerry Whelchel was running smoothly and increasing his lead every lap. Al Arciero rolled his Chenowth over on its top and during this confusion Jim Fishback Jr. took over the third place spot IJII'"' IJII'"' IJII'"' i;r Page 17

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Jeff Huber started the night right by winning the Class 7 trophy dash in the Ford Ranger, but troubles and traffic dropped him to fifth in the feature race. Driving an ex factory Toyota this year. Mike Falkosky flew it smartly over the Jumps. and he was the first privateer in the main event. taking seventh place·. Racing is a family affair with the Fishbacks. Jim Sr. sailed his Chenowth to a fine fourth in the Class 1 main event at San Diego. It was a night of seconds for Bob Gordon in Class 1, second in the trophy dash and heat race, and running second in the main when the car died on course. Larry Noel looked strong in his new Class 10 Chenowth, running second in his heat and taking an official fifth in the main event. Usually a bridesmaid, Steve Kelley kept it all together in his Class 10 heat race to win the race in his Funco, and had no luck in the feature race. from Jimmy Nichols. Going into the tenth lap, Whelchel, the leader by a long shot, had a flat on his right rear and eventually the tire came off the rim. Jerry had to drive the next two laps on the bare rim while T omrhy Croft was pouring on the gas from his second spot in an attempt to make up the distance between them. Jerry Whelchel held on for the win and drove his Pipeline Trucking Chenowth up onto the trophy platform and began dancing on the top of the car. He was a happy man! Tommy Croft was a close second, and Jim Fishback held off Jimmy Nichols for third. Fifth place went to early leader Larry Noel. The newest class in short course racing is the UltraStock which is basically an Unlimited Single Seater underneath a fiberglass body made to resemble a recognizable passenger car. The class gives you some idea of what your Fiero, Golf or, Firebird would look like frying over jumps. Six of the production looking April 12, 1986: 1st Annual Western 150, July 1 2, f 986: August 30, f 986: October 18, f 986: December 6, 1986: January 17, ! 987: West of Wickenburg, Arizona 3rd Annual "High Country 150", Flagstaff, Arizona, 10 Miles North of Flagstaff on Highway 89. 9th Annual Snowflake Buggy Bash. Snowflake, Arizona 10th Annual l'enasco 150, Rocky l'olnt, Mexico 10th Annual Sonolta to Rocky l'oint Hare 'n Hound, Mexico (Just South of Lukevllle, Arizona), Sponsored By Cooling Systems Seryfce Centers, l'hoenlX Annual Awards Banquet ADRA (602) 252-1900 1408 East Granada Rood. • Phoenix, Arizona 85006 Page 18 cars showed up for the first heat race. Starting on the front row, Mike Goodbody took the early lead in this VW Golf. Vince Tjelmeland came from the second row to take second place away from Dale Calhoun's VW Scirocco that had started on the front row. Greg George managed to get around Calhoun as well and now was in hot pursuit of Tjelmeland. During the first lap Tjelmeland put his Firebird ahead of Goodbody to take the lead and shortly after that move, Greg George slipped past into second. · On the third lap George strong armed his way pastTjelemland in his new Pipeline Trucking sponsored Toyota Supra Funco, and George started putting some distance between the two. Using an older. engine in the first two events, George now had the advantage of a brand new 16 valve twin cam Toyota engine for horsepower. Greg George went on to win the heat, and Tjelme-1 and finished second after battling all the way with Monte Crawford. In the midst of it all, Tim Maples kissed the wall in his Mazda, had a momentary fire, but got going again after a couple laps. Dale Calhoun salvaged fourth and Mike Goodbody was fifth. Wes Elrod started out in his usual style, winning his heat race in the Hi Jumper, but a stall out in the main event dropped him to second in Class 1-2-1600. Neil Phillips had his 1-2-1600 T-Mag in good form at San Diego, taking a strong second in his heat race, and a close third in the main event. April 1986 There were only five cars in the second UltraStock heat. At the start Tom Burmeister got his Scirocco sideways and caused a major traffic jam. Ed Martensen was the only driver to escape the hold up, and by the time things got straightened out, Martensen and his Firebird were long gone. Craig Durfee pulled into second and he delighted the crowd by wheelstanding his Fiero over the jumps in an attempt to make up the distance lost inr. the traffic jam. Ed Martensen had no trouble winning this heat race, and Durfee held second ahead of Ken Kazarian, VW Scirocco. Tom Burmeister was fourth and Jeff Elrod finished fifth in a VW Golf. Tim Maples did not make the UltraStock main event, so there were ten on the line. At the green flag it was Vince Tjelmeland that jumped out first in his 31 Flavors sponsored Pontiac. Craig Durfee was second, a·nd Greg George was third ahead of Monte Crawford. Tjelmeland was in the lead but he had plenty of takers nearby should he make a mistake. Things remained bunched up, but the crowd roared when Ken Kazarian did a vertical nose stand off a jump, and Martensen and Durfee swapped some paint. There were no lead changes until the seventh lap when Greg George went inside and Vince Tjelmeland spun the nose of his Pontiac into the barrier. George was in the lead and Crawford took over second while Tjelmeland was recovering. Another happy winner, Greg George drove the sleek Toyota bodied racer onto the victory stand. Monte Crawford held second, Tjelme-land salvaged third, and Ed Martensen was fourth over Dale Calhoun . . The Class 1-2-1600 buggies are limited engine cars with basically stock 1600 cc VW engines. The number two in the description mea·ns that some of Dusty Times

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Vince Tjelmeland had his Pontiac up front for a time in the UltraStock main. but a brief encounter with a barrier dropped him to third, as Greg George. following here. won the race. Losing a door on the UltraStock Fiero didn't cost Craig Durfee any altitude. but oth_er problems dropped him from contention. Visiting from central California. Dana Van Noori drove his 1-2-1600 Eagle well in the tight confines of the course to finish fourth. The second Raceco in the entire field was the 1-2-1600 driven by John Ovanessian who took third in his heat. but van ished early in the main event. Trying hard with a failing engine. Marty Tripes. the defending Class 1 points champion. parked midway in the main event at San Diego. Even MTEG officials do some heavy work. as the winning Odyssey of Rory Holladay gets a hefty push off the stand after the victory ceremonies. the cars are two seaters. With their limited horsepower, this class has been combined with the UltraStock class in the heats, which makes it hard for the fans to follow the le'aders in this group. There were six tars in the first heat, and defending champion Wes Elrod took the early lead in his Hi Jumper and went on to easily win the class. Neil Phillips ran in se<c:ond all the way in h_is T-Mag, and John Ovanessian finished third in a Raceco. Jerry Brinkley, all the way from Indiana, was fourth in a Funco, followed by Rick Boyer, Funco. In the second 1600 heat race, David Bucy took the lead and led flag to flag in the six car contest. Second went to Leif Christensen and Chris Bowen finished third. Carl Asterino was fourth in a Funco followed -by Dana Noort. There were a dozen 1600 cc racers in the main -event and David Bucy led the first lap, followed by Chris Bowen, Carl Asterino and Wes Elrod. By the second lap, Elrod came through the traffic to take the lead ahead of Bowen, and Leif Christensen was in third as Bucy got caught in traffic in the 22 car event. Suddenly Elrod's Hi Jumper stalled, and Bowen went into the lead , which he held to the checkered flag. Elrod got going again to move back into second ahead of Neil Phillips. Fourth went to Dana Van Noort and fifth to desert racer Jeff Watson. The largest field at these events is usually the combined Odyssey classes with 30 or 40 of the tiny racers competing at the same time in three classes. It is a real nightmare for the scorers. The mini buggies run one heat race and a main event. The three classes are unsuspended, where the car has some suspension in the front but no shocks in the rear. The two suspended classes are divided by engine size, under and over 360 ccs and both have Dusty Times rear as well as front shocks. In the heat race, Greg M eyer was the winner in the unsus-pended bunch and Steve Grier was second over Dan Longa-necker. Rory Holladay won the big engined suspended Odyssey class ahead of Eddie Morris and Bill Goshen. The largest group was the 360 cc class, and it was Frank Chavez who won over the other 20 competitors in the class. Secom! place went to Johnny Custom and third went to Mary Sullivan. In the main event it was Frank Chavez making it a clean sweep in the 0-360 cc Odyssey class. Second went to Art Gersjes; Don Archibald was third and Mary Sullivan was fourth. In the open class it was a repeat of the heat race. Holladay was the winner, followed By Eddie Morris and Bill Goshen. Greg Meyer again won the Unsuspended honors, this round followed by Mike Lovelle and Dennis Elliott. The four wheei A TVs were a new addition to the racing program in 1985 and their numbers are really growing. There were 19 four wheel cycles on the line for the heat race and when the checkered flag came out, Gary Denton won o n a Suzuki. Steve Wright was second aboard a Honda, and] ohn Neary, Yahama, finished third over Greg C lark, Suzuki, and Jim Putman, Suzuki. Gary Denton again won it all in the main event, but this time he was followed across the finish line by John Neary. Greg Clark was third ahead of Jeff Watts, Suzuki, and Mike Coe, Suzuki. The three wheel A TV action is a mainstay of the show. A total of 19 riders showed up to battle out the three wheel wars. In the heat race Marty Hart nailed first place on a Honda, and Roger Burman made it 1-2 for Honda. Third place went to John Savinski, Kawasaki, over Brent Edwards, 1 Kawasaki. In the main event Marty Hart once again showed the boys the fastest way around the track. bonnie Luce was second on a Kawasaki, and Sean Finley took third over Brent Edwards. The Mickey Thompson Off-Road Ciftampionship Gran Prix series will honor the overall Dura Bl drivers in each class at the end of the season based on points earned from the heat races and main events at all nine races. In some classes there are Manufac-turer's points to be gained as well. With this show on the road all over the country, many of you more eliable t mpetitive ct Close of our ct or phot catalog, show that our desig te-of-the-art with superior sh backed by the industry' nd best warranty. NEW/ will be able to get a first hand look at the action, the keen ~machines and the people who compete in them when the series comes to a stadium near you. Check it out in the "Happenings" section in this issue for a date and location nearest you. Power Flow Air F, ters Unleash the power of yo r 3 or 4 wheeler with our new 2 stage air filter. Improves power and performance. URA BLUE 1450 N. Hundley, Dept. DT, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714} 632-6803 April 1986 Page 19

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THE GMC SAFARI A New· Entry in the Down Size of 3:08 to 1 provided good highway performance in overdrive gear, and the ride was enhanced by P205175 RlS Firestone Supreme mud and snow tires. from the power steering. While it looks a bit bulky, it fits easilv into crowded parking spaces. I~ urban and suburban driving the van works better in drive than in overdrive gear. In the rolling hills of southern California 1t shifts constantly in overdrive, and it gets better performance and the same fuel economy in drive. There is plenty of power available from the V-6, but this unit was a federal model without the California smog package. The van hauled a heavy load with ease up steep grades, and we liked the conveniencl'. of both the side door and center opening rear doors for both stowing and unloading cargo. Van Sweepstakes This van was loaded with dandy extras, although auto-matic door locks and electric windows are almost necessary today. Effective air conditioning cooled the vast interior very well in the southern California heat wave too. Nice things like cruise control, recliners on the front chairs that went almost flat to make an on the highway bed, an AM/FM radio complete with the seek feature, and halogen high beams were a good start for making this van into a real cruiser. In contrast, plain rubber mats covered the floor all the way back to the rear doors. General Motors is one of the latest Detroit manufacturers to introduce a mini van, a market that is growing fast in this country. ·way back in time Volkswagen pioneered the small van concept, and Detroit jumped' in with a larger version of the van idea, which was extremely popular un ti! the price of gasoline tripled in a year's time. The success of Chrysler's K Van is fact, and Toyota's smaller but stylish van is extremely popular too. Now GM has its own mini van, with more conventional underpinnings, but rhe same shovel nose body design as the others in the marketplace. Unlike the others, the Safari, and its counterpart the Chevy Astra, is a front engine, rear _drive config1,1ration. But the design doesn't inhibit the vast cargo space inside. The new van can be ordered in numerous stages _of trim and decor from plain cargo van on up to super deluxe passenger style, complete with paint stripes and full seating. The Safari pictured here was a little of both cargo van and boulevard cruiser. The plain jane exterior was painted UPS brown with a little added sparkle, but there was a stripe or a chrome strip to soften the boxy lines. A full side window was installed in the sliding side door, but the opposite side was plain metal, an odd contrast to both the front and middle seats that were full and luxurious upholstered captain's chairs. The left side rear passenger had only West Coast Distributor fOR HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE -SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE 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 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 20 the biank sheet metal to look at in' transit. The blank side allows the. owner to des-ign his own shaped left side window. Compounding the odd compromise between passenger and cargo van was the fact that the headliner ended just behind the front chairs. On the road there was considerable racket from the unlined sheet metal roof over the middle seat passengers' heads. That item is apparently also aimed at the owner's custom design. The van was fitted with the4.3 liter V-6 engine with a 4 barrel carburetor, all tucked almost out of sight under the slope nose. There is engine access through a hatch in the cockpit as well as via the engine hood. The 4 speed automatic overdrive transmis-sion came complete with Posi-traction on the rear drive wheels, which was both as effective and The all new dashboard has to be seen to be appreciated. It is a cross between a star wars design and an engineering grid, with small slots that display the information about speed, fuel supply, oil pressure, volts, and coolant temperature, and odometer reading. A handy trip meter filled another slot, but the whole works was difficult to see in bright sunlight. But, it was highly visible at night with the dash lignts on half strength. Storage for the front seat folks is almost nil, although there are decent sized molded-in map pockets on each front door. Below the center mounted radio and climate controls was what passes for a glove box, and it would be tough to get a winter weight glove in this narrow bin. Below that bin is a pull down door with a pair of cup holders molded in, something that could also be used for toll road coins. Under the front passenger seat is a small, pull out drawer that affords the only concealed storage in the entire vehicle. On the road the Safari drives easily, more like a car than a truck with excellent response The ride is most comfortable anywhere on the road. Fuel economy varied some with the terrain and the load, . but in general it delivered 22 to 23 mpg on the average highway trip.-Fitted with a huge, 27 gallon gas tank, this van would go forever o n a s i n gJ e f ii I o f r e g u I a r , unleaded fuel. We liked the feature of having the gas filler door release inside the van on the driver door post, handy in stations, and a good lock device without the chore of carrying another key. Once located, the toggle switches for the lights are handy, and they add to the futuristic aspect of the entire dash design. Overall the GM Safari is a keen entry in the small van sweepstakes. While this particular van had a split personality, the option list is as vast as the cargo space, and one could be outfitted to match anyone's needs. In this era of down size passenge'r car,,s, anyone with a growing;famHy must think about leg space for teenagers. , About the only new vehicle left on the market with that sort of space is a van. The conventional and proven drive train· in the GMC van should make a good base for the custom freak or the family man, or for just about any purpose in between. The sliding right side door provides graceful entry for the The GM van styling is familiar. but its boxy shape produces rear seat passengers. and the bare steel rear panels allow a vast cargo area inside. with e.asy access via the double for owner design in window treatments. opening rear doors. The dash styling is futuristic. except for the old fashioned The engine bay is truly crowded with access for normal gear lever. Doors on the center dash do not hide much checks under the front hood. and more·access is available stowage space, however. from the cockpit. April 1986 Dusty Times

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THE BADLANDS BAJA 100 Off Road Racing in Snowy South Dakota Text f1 Photos: Darla Crown Earl Erickson came from Minnetonka, Minnesota to plow the snow in his Jeep, and en route he and co-driver Dave Barents won Class 4 and won the Badlands Baja 100 overall in grand style. Kenny Call towed his sharp looking Chevy from Nebraska to race, and he finished a strong second in the tough Class 4 contest. SODA champion Scott Schwalbe survived the snow and mud to place second among the unlimited buggies. and he came from Rhinelander. WI. Dusty Times, SNOWY Times, Muddy Times, Good Times ... This describes the 19th Annual Badlands Baja 100 held near Wall, South Dakota last February 16. It was the season opener for the High Plains Racing Association, and organized by the Black Hills 4 Wheelers out of Rapid City , South Dakota. This year the event was sponsored by BFGoodrich and Budweiser, but the weather held the entry down below the norm. The Badlands Baja 100 1986 started out from Wall in a fog that blanketed most of the surrounding badlands. Visibility was poor and the roads were very treacherous; it was tough just driving to the track, about 20 miles south of Wall in the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands of South Dakota. The course was shortened from 6.7 to 5.3 miles this year, due to heavy· snow cover in some areas, but it still was a 100 mile race. On course the drivers wind back and forth Replace those heavy coil-over shocks on your sand buggy with these new beauties. Sandshoks have adjustable weight capacity 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 Performance Products 29300 3RD, LAKE ELSINORE, 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 it! Page 22 April 1986 Charging through the snow on the badlands. Ron Carpenter had a good run and took third place in Class 10 home to Souix Falls. · and up and down through the beautiful, serene badlands that started out this year to be covered with snow and very icy in spots. Knee de,ep snow banks lay waiting for the drivers in some ravines. The evil weather kept some drivers home this year, especially those from Colorado, who could not get through the mountains. But, 38 vehicles started the race in five different classes. HPORRA 's Class 4, for modified 4x4s, was the most popular class with 18 entries. Eight racers entered Class 10, air cooled. 2 WD and maximum engine size of 1650 ccs. The remainder of the entrv was in either Class 2. four, cylinder 4 WO, Class 3, Unlimited 2WD, air cooled engine, or Class 8 for water cooled 2 WO. By race time of 11 :00 a.m. the clouds parted and the sun broke through. As the race progressed, the badlands gumbo started pecking through the snow and taking its toll on the race cars. The mud was like grease, and combined with the snow and ice, Daryl Dressler. from Rapid City, SD. had many woes, but he finished tne· winner in Class 3. unlimited buggies. despite a fast failing front end on the car. The first finisher from South Dakota was Jon Mad/and, from Souix Falls. His bright red Bronco arrived third in the Class 4 action. Stuart Dahlin, of Watertown. SD. ran his tidy Baja Bug in Class 10. kept it all together, and Stuart finished second in the class. Dusty Times

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Flying over a natural lump on the trail. Stan Schwellenbach stayed warm enough in the open buggy to place third in Class 3. Braving the February weather. The Team TIA bunch from BFGoodrich kicked off their off road segment of the new program at the Badlands Baja 100. Four of the five class winners pose with their hard won trophies. From the left, Harold Johnson, Class 2, Earl Erickson, Class 4, Scot Thomson, Class 10 & Daryl Dressler. Class 3. it made it difficult to negotiate some of the hills and gullies. The route proved to be destructive, hard on tires and wheels, man and machine. The snow cover was just enough to conceal some of the "gotchas" and some drivers were surprised by the rough going and some vehicles were literally destroyed. One driver, Jerry Kreber from Rapid City, went to the hospital with compressed vertebrae. Earl Erickson, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, was a double winner this year. He took first overall and first place in Class 4 driving a Jeep CJ 7. After the race Erickson explained that the biggest problem he and his co-driver Dave Barents had was trying to keep the rig in control. "It got so muddy as it warmed up a little bit, and it was so icy, ... where there wasn't any snow it was greasy as heck." Bu( everything was just great!", he concluded with a big smile on his face. A group of about 30 guys from Minnesota make the trip to Wall, SD every year to assist and pit for their drivers, up to seven race vehicles. This is the fourth consecutive year that a Minnesota driver has won the Badlands Baja 100. Erickson commented that the Minnesota guys like to kid the local South Dakota racers about leaving some of the winnings here. "This is an annual affair," stated Erickson,. "we have so much fun with the guys out here. It is a long haul for us to ccime to this race but we make it a four day weekend, like a mini vacation. It has been a ritual." Earl has been coming out for this race since 197 3, and competing regularly since 1976. Competing in .Class 4 , Jeff Lind is a three time winner of the Badlands Baja 100, and he comes from Somerset, Wisconsin. When asked if he would make any predictions before the race, Jeff commented, "We'll see what happens ... last year we had mud, this year we have snow. It should be fun." His fun ended when he was towed into the pits after a broken axle U-joint caused him to lose control going down a muddy hill. "All good things must come to an end," said Lind after the race, "but we'll be back next year." The Class 4 rigs proved to be strong in the tough conditions. Kenny Call, · from Thedford, Nebraska, endured the 100 mile grind to take a strong second. Call has become somewhat of a "regular" at the High Plains Off Road Racing Association events in his clean looking Class 4 Chevy. John Madland drove his Class 4 to third place, and he was Dusty Times Looking like an old time dune buggy. this creation driven by Robert Edwards, of Rapid City. took second place honors in the local Class 8. the first South Dakota driver straight-a-way. Other popular home, hailing from Sioux Falls. drivers included Wall local heros Phil Swaney, from Rapid City, Jim Kitterman, an early leader, was one·of the many who ruined who was seen plowing through tires and wheels, but he finished some of the deepest snow banks, fourth after suffering three flat and Gene Willuweit, both tires. driving in Class 4 . However, Rick Witt, from Minneapolis, both local boys were victims of Minnesota, is one o f the mechanical failure early in the spectators' favorites. He finished race. several laps down in his Jeep A previous overall winner, Honcho, after changing two flat Daryl Dressler limped across the tires that were ruined when he hit finish line with a front end near a ditch o n the grueling back collapse on his VW powered The big winner in Class '2, for 4 cylinder rigs. was Harold Johnson, of Souix Falls. SD. and co-driver Charley Kott. who survived tire and suspensi9n woes to win in the Toyota. April 1986 Third in Class 8, for modified 2 WO water pumpers, went to Steve McDonnell in a long nosed rig from Quinn. South Dakota. Class 3 buggy, but he took the they discovered that a cracked top honors in Class 3 home to wheel caused the flat, after they Rapid City. Another driver from hit a ledge on the back straight. In Minnesota, Scot Thomson, addition to the tire problems, acquired the first place trophy in Johnson and Kott finished the Class 10: Scot was seen airborne race with a broken front many times, maybe his way to suspension on the Toyota. avoid getting stuck in the snow. -Harold is the sole owner of Jn the four cylinder, 4WD "Hollywood Racing", named Class 2, Harold Johnson, from after the nickname of "Holly-Souix Falls, SD, was victorious. wood Harold" that he acquired He and his co-driver Charley in high school. California racing Kotthadtostopandehangeafla.t is in Johnson's plans for the tire, as did many others. Later summer, JOIN TEAM T/Pt: GET FACTORY SUPPORT WHILE YOU COMPETE FOR CASH. • Awards paid to top finishers in MA4WDA, HPORRA, ADRA, SNORE, GRAVELRAMA, BA-CS, and SCCA Divisional Pro Rally • Get BFGoodrich factory support, engineering expertise, technical information, newsletters, and up-to-date information on new developments. 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Jeff Schempp hauled his buggy from Montpelier, North Dakota Another entry from North Dakota, f~om Jamestown, was Mike Phil Swaney, from Rapid City, was one of many who suffered flat to race, and he ended up with a fine fourth place in Class 10. Baenen, and he flew over the lumpy badlands to fifth in Class 10. tires. Phil had three flats, but he still finished fourth in Class 4. !Jr,"_~ if his truck is legal under Score rules. Greg Iverson of Murdo, SD, claimed the •win in Class 8, the home built style class better known as the "water pumpers." Robert Edwards, driving his brother Jerry's rig, was second, but he also suffered an eye injury from flying debris near the end of the race. The Badlands Baja 100 is the premier race on the High Plains Off Road Racing Association circuit, and it started the season off very well. BFGoodrich was on hand to help open the 1986 season in style, with their Team TI A tractor-trailer and factory field team offering engineering and technical help on the site. Many racers enrolled in the Team TI A program hoping to start accumulating points to win the cash prizes and tires that will be given away at the end of the 1986 racing year . . HPO R RA wi II host eight more races in three other states, ending with the Last Chance Baja in October 1986 in Wall, SD. BFGoodrich will be back in Wall then to help close out the year. HPORRA [s one of the 15 sanctioned organizations that was selected by BFGoodrich to participate in the nationwide T earn T / A program. One of these years the west coast racers may discover this uniq1Je Badlands Baja 100 race, and come out to enjoy ... the Dusty, SNOWY, Muddy, Good Times that happen at Wall, South Dakota. Flying high here, Bill Ficken kept going we// in the to take fifth place honors in the biggest bunc.h_ inClass 4. _ • · A regular in the Great Western Series, Robbi Smith had his woes Usually a strong runner, Rick Witt, from Minneapolis, lost severai in South Dakota, but he d~d ga_rner sixth e_l~£_e in C}_la_ss_4: .. --~ laps when he bagged a pair of flat tires on the Jeep Hone~ Page 24 ff LABL_· N ''Off Road Fever'' 129.95 A 14 MINUTE ACTION PACKED VIDEO FOR THE NEW DEVOTEE OR SEASONED ENTHUSIAST. ''A Year Of Challenge'' 129.95 15 MINUTES OF RELIVING THE s~ows OF PARKER, THE HEAT OF BAJA.THE BONE ANDCAR CRUNCHING OF THE FRONTIER 500. THE ENTIRE 1985 SCORE/HORA SEASON! acers Gu de'' 13.50 A POCKETBOOK LOOK AT DOZENS OF THE TOP DRIVERS AND RIDERS AND THEIR RECORDS. ALLTBBEEFO $ .oo Send Check or Money Order to: RON METZ AND ASSOCIATES Post Office Box 824 SPECIFY 3/4", VHS, OR BETA Simi Valley, California 93062 April 1986 · Dusty Times

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# 1 SEW NG 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. That's 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, its for good reason .. .T oyota's 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. ... iJFF-ROAD MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER, 1984 . ... Not available in all models. • Calendar year 1985. Ward's Automotive Report GET MORE FROM LIFE-BUCKLE UP! ~ j I l l

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A.O.R.R.A. Short Course Action in Arizona By Daryl Drake Photos: 3-D PhotografJhy Donnie Beyer drove his Class 10 Funco to the front in the second Pro moto, winning Class 10 and $600. Rod Tharp won the Soortsman 1-2-1600 class in the same car. · · The Arizona short course racing season started on February 16 at Tuscon International Raceway. The event was the opening shot in the ten race 1986 series promoted by the American Off Road Racing Association, and, as usual, includ~d motorcycles and A TVs along with off road race cars. The February storms through-out the southwest, including Arizona, threatened cancellation of the race, but the Saturday rain gave way to mostly sunny skies Sunday morning, and the clear weather held throughout the day. The crowd was smaller than usual, no doubt because of the threatening weather, but the audience made up in enthusiasm what it lacked in numbers. The track was fast, with just . five jumps and only a few whoops. 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We'll answer your application. questions without hassle. UNIQUE Also, ask about our full llne of other racing metal fabrication services ... METAL PRODUCTS SEND FOR FREE INFORMATION AND PRICES TODAY . u :":'. there were two ten lap motos for each group, with the second moto the tie breaker. Starts were all abreast, as the track funneled down to a tight right hand turn. In the Pro division the four cars in Class 1 and three in Class 2 raced together, but the two seat cars started on a second flag behind the single seaters. There were six Pro Class 10 cars on hand also. As the single seaters raced into the first turn in the first moto, they jammed -up. Larry Noel .found his new Chenowth -Magnum water pumper going up, up and over. This called for a restart and set the scene for some wild action. Later Noel said, "This was the car's third race. We ran two Mickey Thompson events on concrete, but this was the first time in the dirt and the first time.on its skid lid!" The second time out everyone made the first turn, and Don Kolt, in Class 1, led the field. Above, left to right: Larry Noel heads out in his first race on the dirt in his new Chenowth Magnum. The moto winner Don Kott and Noel are neck and neck as they enter the first turn. But another car gets underneath Noel and he is up and over as the rest of the field scrambles around. There is always wild action in the A. 0. R. R.A. Pro off road motos. John Hitchcock held off the Baja Bugs to take the Pro Class 2 win. and he won $450 for the effort driving the A-1 VW Repair Woods Vulcan. Behind him tame Noel. Mike Sally and Dale Fowler, all in Class 10 cars, Doc Ingram, Scott Tutalo, Jon_Brockett, Donnie Beyer, and Jerry Foley. Steve McCann was out with a broken CV joint on his Class 1. T utalo started working µis way up the ranks, only w retire with broken steering. He was soon joined by Ingram, who had a "borrowed" engine explode, leaving him with a ventilated crankcase. Meanwhile, Larry Noel was giving Don Kolt a good run. Sally · was holding third comfortably, but Beyer was coming on strong. Beyer passed Foley, Brockett and Fowler by the sixth lap. Fowler clipped a tire and broke his steering when he tried to hold off Beyer. Sally proved a tougher challenge, but Beyer caught him with a wild flight over the double jump. Brockett and Foley were able to get around Sally by the checkered flag,· when Sally slowed with troubles and cruised to the finish. In Class 2 action, Pete Sohren led throughout, with John Hitchcock a bumper tapping second, and Mike Longley ran third. Sohren and Longley were driving Baja Bugs, while Hitchcock ran in his Woods Vulcan. • Don Kolt only needed to finish the second moto to win the day's cash, since no other' Class 1 entries finished the first round. But, Kolt was unable to start the second round because of major oil leakage from a blown main seal. The second round of Pro action featured the Class 10 cars, and Jerry Foley grabbed the holeshot with Beyer, Fowler, Noel, Brockett and Sally giving chase. On the third lap Beyer out jumped Foley to take the lead and Sally moved up to third. Noel was having trouble with his power steering, but he was still picking up speed. By the fifth lap Sally was second, and Noel was fourth and ·close to Foley. Larry Noel slipped into third on the eighth lap, Foley tried to repass him on the final round and "got a little crazy" approaching a jump and Foley sailed off sideways, flipping hard. Donnie Beyer, driving the B&G Automotive/Rod Tharp Farms/ Valvoline Funco, had no trouble · holding off Sally for the win and the money. Beyer took $600 .home to Las Cruces, New Mexico, not bad for'a $100 entry fee. Noel picked up $300 for his 1-3 finishes to earn second in Class 10. Sally and Brockett were tied on points, but Sally earned third with a better finish in the second moto. In this heat Mike Longley took the early lead in Class 2 and held it until the sixth lap. John Hitchcock was really nailing Longley in the turns, and finally got around for the lead. Longley tried a last ditch pass, only to end up in a mud bog. By the time he had extricated himself, Sohren had moved ahead and placed second at the flag despite a sick sounding engine. John Hitchcock took home $450 /or the win in his Ac 1 Repair sponsored racer. 8745 Magnolia Ave.• Santee, CA 92071 • 619/449-9690 Pete Sohren used all of the front suspension in his Baja Bu9 and then some. He finished second in the Pro Class 2 action. The Sportsman division fielded eight cai:s in four classes. The Sportsman also ran two ten lap motos. In the first round, I Page 26 April 1986 Dusty Times

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Rod Tharp grabbed the lead in Beyer's Funco, now fitted with a · 1600 engine. This was the only car that ran in both divisions. In second and third were Jeff Sanders and Brad Campbell, both in 1-2-1600s. Next came Art Roper, 5-1600, Tony Capanear and Mike Doherty, in Class 2, and Mike Williams and Emmett Warren in Class 10. The field stayed together for the first two laps. But Williams was moving up in the ranks and Doherty put his truck into fourth. Tharp set a hot average as he tried to hold off Sanders. Warren, Roper, Campbell and Capanear were soon stopped by the punishing pace. But, Sanders flat out drove Tharp, putting his two seat Chenowth desert car on the better lines to move out front and lead to the flag. Tharp stayed in second ahead of Williams. Doherty's truck kept up with the open wheelers, running a strong fourth for most of the moto. But the hard landings that saw his front end bounce three to four feet high were too much, and a broken axle put Doherty out for Dale Fowler's front end took the rough landings. but not a run-in with an implement tire. Steering woes ended the day for the Funco A-Arm car. Mike Williams was one of two Sportsman entries to finish. Here he does a nose dive on his way to the Sportsman Class 10 victory. the day. -',,. , In the second Sportsman outing, Jeff Sanders took the holeshot, but Brad Campbell was first out of the first turn. Then came Sanders, Capanear, Williams, Tharp ·and Roper. Campbell was really flying this time out, and he put some distance on Sanders. Tharp moved into third and Williams was fourth. Then, on the fifth · lap, Sanders coasted to a stop with the broken shift lever in his hand and the tranny in neutral. Tharp then caught and passed Campbell, who had started to fade, finally stopping on the eighth lap when his hood came adrift. Roper had retired. Williams rode on Tharp's bumper to the flag, and Capanear was third. Campbell rejoined the race a lap down to take fourth. _We asked Campbell what had stopped his charge. "l didn't care that the hood had come loose, I'd have driven over it. My seat belts came loose...I tried to fix them on the move, but had to stop to do it for my safety," he said. For the day, only Tharp and Williams Mike Sally shows a little one wheel style driving as he saves the impending roll over coming off the "nasty" jump. The 1985 Pro Class 1 champion Doc Ingram ran strong in the .first Pro moto. until he blew a hole in the crankcase. Dusty Times finished ·both motos: taking the 1-2-1600 and Class 10 wins respectively. Double points were awarded at this event, and the series awards for 1985 were presented after the three hour program. One winner, inadvertantly left out of the earlier standings, was Pete Sohren in Pro Class 5. Sohren also received a nice plaque and free race entries for the 1986 series. A.O.R.R.A. would really like to see some California drivers come to race in Arizona. Contact them at P.O. Bo~ 31811, Ph<::>_~r1ix1-AZ 85046. Jeff Sanders had the Sportsman 1-2-1600 win in his pocket until a broken shift lever left him in neutral. INTRODUCES SPORTS RACING GASOLINE A HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING FUEL "DESIGNED FROM SCRATCH' WITH YOUR ENGINE IN MIND. Tested Under The Strict Supervision Of Engine Builder LOUIE UNSER. ORDER NOW FOR THE MINT! Congratulations to Bill Donahoe and Vern Roberts on winning the Jeep Points Cham-pionship in classes 3 & 4 in 1985 with 'SPORTS'. For Further Information Contact: SPORTS RACING PRODUCTS, INC. SPORTS RACING PRODUCTS OF L.A., INC. 2200 Powell Street P.O. Box 610 Suite 950 333 West Broadway • Suite 202 Emeryville, California 94608 Long Beach, California 90801-0610 (415) 428-2600 (213) 437-4373 April 1986 Page 9.7 ~,,.....r.

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----i THE SNORE BOffOM DOLLAR Gr~gg Symonds Wins It All! Photos: Brian Janis Gregg Symonds. with Warren Miller riding in the Raceco. stormed the new course in a titanic battle with Jim Temple. ,--.and Symonds won the race overall by over seven minutes. SNORE opened their 1986 season on Washington's Birth-day on a dandy new course just south of Boulder City, Nevada. The course was just under 30 miles and brand new for racers on four wheels. Everyone seemed to like it, even the Las Vegas drivers who figured it was a long tow as opposed to the usual race site near the Nellis Dunes. The Bottom Dolar race traditionally opens the SNORE points series, and the annual pancake breakfast is also a t radition. This year Jerr y Magnuson and his crew had their hands full serving the compli-mentary chow with a bunch of hungry Californias on hand as well as the usual folks from , _ _ Nevada. Magnuson served an estimated 250 people before the race start, and he said he went through 25 pounds of pancake mix, 250 odd packages of syrup, about a dozen pounds of ham and ten gallons of coffee. The biggest class on the line was 1-2-1600 with 18 starters. There were nine heavy hitters in the combined Class 1 and 2 Unlimited group, and six starters in Class 10. These three classes had to complete seven laps for an official finish. The five starters in Class 5-1600 had six rounds to cover, and five laps was it for the three in the Challenger class. While competition was fierce well through the ranks in the race, the focus was on a pair' of Showing true grit. Larry Gilmore and Keith Gott survived a great time loss on the third lap and ended-up winning top honors in Class 10. • PR.E. l<-UNNl::.l<S • RACE CAI-!& • OFF -1<.0AD PR.E.P • !=A BRICATION • i-:.OLL C-AGrES • WIRING-• E=.TC. 'fl<J;t ESTIHAITS fl 0 (714)498-335<1 0 &-BAJA SPECIALISTS 6-50 Club members who diced it out for the overall victory all seven laps. Both Gregg Symonds, 64, and Jim Temple, 55, the 1985 overall winner of the Mint 400, drove Class 2 Racecos, and they had a near visual contest almost every lap. Symonds, with Warren Miller riding, led round one over Temple, with Doug Frasu in the right seat, by just 12 seconds. His lead shrank to a mere three seconds after two laps. Aaron and Stephen Hawley had actually led overall on the first lap by about half a minute, but they dropped to third on the second lap and were not seen again. After two rounds Terry Bell and his Bunderson up to third, about five minutes back, and Troy Herbst/John Gaughn were running fourth. On lap 3 Jim Temple took the lead by 11 seconds over Symonds, while Bell held third about ten minutes back. Each of the leaders had a flat tire here and there, fuel stops and the like, but the major separation was on the fourth lap when Symonds gained over four minutes on Temple. That was the ball game as the pair matched lap times for the next two rounds. Temple gained a minute on the final lap, but it wasn't enough. Gregg Symonds won the race overall with a total time of 3:20.21, while Jim Temple finished second with 3:27.53, stuck in third gear for a time. Moving up strong on the final loops, Terry Bell nabbed third overall with 3:30.05. Among the missing were Troy Herbst, finishing six laps in fourth, as did Trevor Ford, who was fifth in Unlimited class. Tom Bradley, Jr. got in four laps for sixth in class, Hawley was seventh, and neither Rob MacCachren or Roger Roderick completed a lap. The first few laps in the tight running 1-2-1600 battle showed half the field in contention. However, young Brent Bell, with Paula Bell riding in the Bunder-son, turned fast lap for the class at 29.59 to lead the first round over Darren Wilson/Eddie Webb, 30.14, and Kenny Freeman/Eddie Chastaine, 30.58. After two tours Bell still led, and now Freeman was second, over a minute behind. Wilson dropped a couple of minutes and to third. By the time three laps were done, Brent Bell had a good grip on the lead with a total time of 1:30.35. Darren Wilson held second at 1 :33.43, less than a minute ahead of Ken Freeman, while young Mike Gaughan, Jr. moved into fourth at 1 :38.40, followed by Denny Selleck, another over 50 driver subbing for Jack Krugar, at 1:40.06. Midway Bell led Freeman, W ilson was third and Selleck was next, a minute ahead of Gaughan who came to grief on the next lap and only finished five rounds. Freeman had his problems on the next lap, dropping 15 minutes. Wilson moved into second followed by Jack Short, and Selleck was still close but he stopped and handed the car over to Brad Inch, whose own 1600 had failed on the first lap. The major change on the finial two laps was that Darren Wilson dropped about eight minutes on lap 6. At the checkered flag after seven close laps it was Brent and Paula Bell who won the class, placed fourth overall, and led all the way with a time of 3:35.05. Just 17 years old, Brent turned six of his seven laps within a minute of each other, and we assume the fifth lap drop of a couple of minutes was a fuel stop. After a disaster on lap 2, Jack Short turned five 31 and change Tom Walker Jr. and Tom Burns lost some in the desert. but they won the very close contest by 3½ minutes in Class 5-1600. . l;., 150 LOS Qe,R.EROS, SAN CLEMENTE.Ca. 92672 Brent and Paula Bell triumphed in the 1 B car battle in Class 1-2-1600. The teenager led every lap to gain the victory and take the points lead. 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Jim Temple takes the green flag at the start. followed by Rob MacCachren. Temple led one lap overall. but he had to settle for second at the checkered flag. followed by Lockridge/Behrens and Runsak/Golden. Tony Howerton did cover five laps to win the Challenger class. Popping the traditional champagne, Gregg Symonds Jerry Magnuson was the chief cook for the traditional enjoyed the tight dice at the BottomDollar, and plans to run pancake breakfast, serving 250 meals to the participants the entire SNORE series this vear. before the start of the race. The trio of Challenger cars came in with a close run for the lead between Ton Howerton and Tim Sims. Russell Fowker did not cover a lap. After one round Sims led Howerton by just 22 seconds, but after two laps Howerton had a lead of just over a minute. Then the leader lost nearly an hour,· and Sims had a healthy lead after three tours, but he had his big trouble on lap 4 and did not complete five laps. The fast lap trophy on the SNORE Bottom Dollar went ot Terry B~ll, his Unlimited car touring the course in 2 7 .30 on the fourth lap. The race turned out to be-a real success, and a number of drivers from out of state did well, especially Californian Gregg Symonds. Next for SNORE is the Y oco Loco race on April 19, and this event will also be in a new location. laps to haul himself into second got through five laps before who not only won the class but in Class 1-2-1600, with a total . retiring. The only Class 10 that were tenth overall at 4:34.41. time of 3:50.41. Coming back covered seven laps was driven by Covering six laps, Nick Perrucci, hard with a pair of 30 minute Larry Gilmore and Keith Gott, and Tom Truax were second, laps, Ken Freeman/Eddie Chastain nabbed third, close at 3:52.03. Just as close were Darren Wilson/Eddie Webb in fourth with a time of 3:53.23, closely tagged by the Selleck/ Inch combo at 3:55.09. Ray Cummins/Rob Wicker were sixth, and the last of the seven lap finishers out of the 18 who started in the class. The 5-1600 contest was also a tight run. On the first lap the leader was Tom W;alker ,Jr .IT om Burns, with just two minutes in hand over Larry Weiser /Dean Whitaker, who were less than a minute ahead of Port Campbell/ Larry Green. After two of the six laps Walker /Burns still led, now by over two minutes, but Campbell/Green had only 21 seconds on Weiser /Whitaker. The BFGoodrich Team TIA program kicked off in the west at the Bottom Dollar, and BFG's Ron Schneider explained the program at the drivers' Terry Bell stayed close all ten laps in his newly acquired Buriderson. and he finished a tight third overall. only two minutes out of second. However, Weiser /Whitaker lost 20 minutes on lap 3, and they went out of the race after that. Mike Wheeler/David Allen only covered two laps. Up front Tom Walker, Jr. and Tom Burns began to stretch their lead through four laps, but Camp-bell/Green caught up on lap 5 as the leaders· had trouble. It was close at the flag, but Walker and Burns won the war by 3.24 on total time over Port Campbell and Larry Green. Andy Felix, running his 7S truck in this class, was third, almost an hour back. The half dozen Class 10 cars proved to be the most fragile group in the race. Favorite Ron Ellenberg was the first lap leader, but onJy by 19 seconds over Larry Gilmore/Keith Gott. Ellenburg had trouble on the second lap and went no farther. Gilmore/Gott used nearly an extra hour on the third lap, and Rusnak/Golden took over the lead followed by Jerry Lock-ridge/Perry Behrens, who were a minute ahead of Michael Gertsen/Greg Oswskey. By lap four the Gilmore car was coming back with a 30.23 lap, but the Rusnak car still led Gertsen's, but neither did another lap. Lockridge/Behrens DustyTimes m~~g . Join in on the ExciteMint With _New .Saf~ty Equipment From FILLER Nomex Driving Suit from $179.00 ~ MasterCard \____Y.__J , · ~ ' .. ;. 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 pers.onal checks piease. PH. (818) 768-7770 April 1986 Our best race bag. Made of heavy supported vinyl and quilted to nylon backed foam lining. Heavy web strap handles. Size: 12 x 12 x 24. $45.00 Fine quality, hand crafted, light weight Nomex Racing Boots. Available in black, white, or royal blue in sizes 7 thru 13. $78.00 Page 29 ........ '

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l 1 I i - I r 1 • i New York was the Site of the 1985 Score Canada Season Finale Middletown, New York caught the tail end of hurricane Gloria late last September, but the wind and rain did not stop the final race in the Score Canada series held at the Orange County Fairgrounds. While the Friday was very wet, the skies cleared by Saturday, and the track workers got the race course in good shape for the practice sessions. The two day event was a combined effort from Score Canada and the Pennsylvania Off Road Short Trackers, and each group held their own style of competition during the weekend. The combined entry was in the 200 car range, and competition was keen in most classes. For the Score Canada racers, it was the last chance for points in the series, and championships were up for grabs in many classes. It was particularly tight in the Class 1-2-1600 points chase. The 1984 Class points champion Tom Surace, of Northfield, New Jersey, and·young charger Dean Dodd, of Lery, Quebec, the runner up last year, were just a few points apart, and this event would determine the 1985 champion between the two, who both had a comfortable lead on the other contenders. On Saturday Tom Surace led the race from the second lap in his Berrien, fighting off Dodd's Eastern Force Berrien all the way. The pair raced neck and neck, lap after lap, well ahead of the field. Running well and in a good dice for third were Jim Antes, Conway, MA, and Gary Franklin, Ringwood, NJ, in older race cars. In the late laps of the race Gary Franklin made a pass into third, and Jim Antes finished fourth. Up front Tom Surace.just bested Dean Dodd. In the Sunday 1-2-1600 battle, Dean Dodd, who still had a good chance at the points title, got over anxious and dumped his Berrien hard on the right front wheel, doing a good bit of damage. He was forced to run in first gear for the rest of the race, limping slowly around in the MINIMUM EFFORT ......................... . MAXIMUM EFFECT!!! CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH BALANCE BEAM MANUFACTURERS OF THE FINEST IN OFF ROAD PRODUCTS Page 30 Contact your local JAMAR dealer or write 42030-C Avenida Alvarado• Temecula. CA 93290 (714) 676-2066 Text & Photos: Danny McKenzie hope of gaining finishing points. Then race leader Tom Surace slowed to a stop and got out of his dead race car, so neither points leader was in the race. Raynald Vaillancourt, of Quebec, had the lead now, followed by Jim Antes, Richard Nadon, Quebec, Gordon Zima, CT, and Gary Franklin. After seven rounds Antes moved in to take the lead form Vaillancourt. Gary Franklin was on the move, and slid into third on lap 11. Antes was holding the lead but Franklin was moving on, taking second place on lap 13, just before the final round.Jim Antes held on to take the victory, followed by Franklin. Because of a slim field, the mini trucks ran in the same heats as the 1-2-1600 cars, but they were scored separately. There are only two regulars in Class 7 on the Score Canada circuit, Curt Leduc and his fellow Boston area resident Bill Walker. They were joined in this race Dy Allen Andreoli, from Connecticut, who had a brand new Toyota, that didn't look as high tech as Walker's Dodge or LeDuc's Ford, but turned out to be a good mover anyhow. On Saturday the battle was between Curt LeDuc and Bill Walker, and LeDuc won the heat. Andreoli was breaking in his new truck, and the former buggy racer was getting accus-tomed to the different dynamics of a Class 7 truck. On Sunday it was quite a different story in Class 7. Andreoli had done his home-work, and promptly took off fast, leaving LeDuc and Walker behind. Walker had a chance to take the lead in his Dodge D-50, but he went wide to go around some 1600 traffic and was caught in a traffic jam caused by a pile up. Curt LeDuc got around the traffic, and caught up to the Toyota a lap before the finish. As he has done many times in the past, LeDuc took the lead in the final lap, winning the race in his Ford Ranger. April 1986 Class 10 showed up with a husky field ,of 14 on the first day of action. Defending champion John McPherson, from Pickering, Ontario, powered his Eastern Force Berrien into the early lead. But this race he had a lot of competition right on his tail pipe. Not far behind the leaders was Billy Beck from San Antonio, Texas, who got the long tow award at this race. After 15 laps of racing, John McPherson won the heat, followed by Art Schmitt, Pittsburgh, PA, Claude Tetreault, Quebec, and Billy Beck. On Sunday Billy Beck had his Charger going hard right off the start, perhaps a little too hard. After four laps, an oil fire caused Beck to be black flagged for safety reasons, so his lead was short lived. Starting last, John McPherson had worked his way up to second at this point, and now had the lead. John was not seriously challenged on his way to the victory, his second in Class 10 for the weekend. Claude Tetreault and Art Schmitt diced hard for second spot, but the Frenchman kept his foot in it and took second, just ahead of Schmitt, and Normand Vaillan-court, from Montreal, was fourth. Among :he truck classes the eight Class 3 and 14 Class 4 rigs that were Score legal were joined by trucks from POST, making a field of 30 odd in the heats. On the first day of racing under the lights and on a new track, the Class 3 field took it easy off the start. Not much change in the order happened in this run.John Dudiak,-Pittsburgh, PA won the race inaJeepCJ 7. Bill Sliwa took second in his LeDuc Off Road backed Ford Bronco from West Springfield, MA. Third went to Jim Weston in a Jeep Scrambler from Altoona, PA. On Sunday the Class 3 heat was a walk-away for Larry Thews, LaGrangeville, NY. His sharp candy apple red Jeep Scrambler led from flag to flag. This round Bill Sliwa was second again, and third went to Jeff Horn, from Willington, CT in a Jeep. Curt LeDuc had the Class 4 Score Canada points champion-ship in his pocket before this event, but he was in Middletown to try and keep his series winning streak alive anyhow. His compe-tition was to come from Rene Larocque, in a unique, Quebec built creation, a mid-engine GMC pickup. The pair of drivers were eyeballing each others race cars in the pits. LeDuc's is a proven design, but Larocque's rig was said to outpull LeDuc on the straights. In the Saturday afternoon practice s ession, LeDuc stayed right behind Larocque to see if the high powered GMC could corner well. On several occasions · Larocque slowed to let LeDuc past, but Curt would not give Larocque the satisfaction of following him. Off the start of the Saturday night heat, LeDuc and Larocque were out in front, followed by Norman Thomson, from New Jersey driving a wild and powerful Toyota. By lap 8 LeDuc had put two lapped trucks between himself and Larocque, and Thomson was pressuring the Quebecer for second place. But, after 11 laps Larocque's rig was parked. .ThowsqnJ, moved into. •1 second with four laps remaining, but there was lapped traffic The Heavy Metal Moditieds had a great race. Here Rene Laroque, GMC, leads Curt LeDuc. Ford, but LeDuc took the checkered flag 1st in both rounds of action. :::!. ......... . Young Dean Dodd flies sideways oft a Jump, but this round he finished second on Saturday night in the Eastern Force Berrien in Class.1-2-1600. Dusty Times

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between him and LeDuc. After 15 laps Curt LeDuc once again parked in the winner's circle, and Thomson claimed second place. Taking third in the heat was Danny Chencharick in a Jeep, from Julianne, PA. On Sunday, in the daylight, Rene Larocque took the holeshot off the line, and the mid engined GMC was leading. But, LeDuc was in the hunt, and at the end of the first lap he was right behind Larocque. On the fifth lap the pair came up on slower traffic and this is where LeDuc used his vast experience to get past the quick Canadian and take over the lead. Now Tom Andreoli, in the Off Road Depot Jeep from Connecticut, was in third place and catching up to Larocque. In the last laps the GMC was slowing in the corners, and with one lap to go Larocque was out of the race. Tom Andreoli moved into second place and Steve Napier finished third in his Wolverine. Curt LeDuc, natch, was back in the winner's circle. Jan Dudiak had his Jeep CJ 7 out front all the way in the Saturday Class 3 action. but he fell from contention in the Sunday feature. Quebec driver Normand Vaillancourt had his Richard Buggy flying in the Class 1 contests. and ran right with the leaders on both days. When the flag dropped on the ten Class 1 cars on Saturday John McPherson was in the lead in the Eastern Force Berrien. His pit buddy, Dave Hunter, from New York, was in second in a Chenowth Magnum, followed by Normand Vaillancourt, Richard Buggy. After three hps McPher-son still led, but Art Schmitt was in second, and Billy Beck got past Hunter also to hold third. On lap 8 Bill Lefeuvre, from Limehouse, Ontario, also charged past Hunter to take over third spot. Meanwhile leaders McPherson and Schmitt were opening a big lead, and they finished the 15 hard laps in the•same positions. Bill Lefeuvre toolc"-rhird in his Berrien. Tom Surace watched the finish of the Sunday 1-2-1600 battle glumly, but the defending champion still won the 1985 points title in the class. Steve Napier calls his Class 4 rig a Wolverine. and the New York based driver finished third in Sunday's action and fourth for the year on points. On Sunday, the start was a disaster for Art Schmitt, as he was a quick DNF after a violent endo. Dean Fisher, from New Jersey led the pack on the first round, but by the second lap Dave Hunter had the Magnum out front, followed by I.:efeuvre and Fisher. Billy Beck had his Charger back in shape, and on Billy Beck towed his Charger all the way from San Antonio, Texas and did well in Class 10 on Saturday. and won the Class 1 race on Sunday. Art Schmitt (#105), and Claude Tetreault diced like this in both Class 10 heats, swapping second and third places from Saturday to Sun_day. Dusty Times the third go he slipped by Fisher to take over third place. Moving fast, Beck took over the lead on the fourth lap, leaving Hunter, Vaillancourt and McPherson in the battle for second spot. McPherson won this dice, finishing second. Billy Beck was in control, however, and he won !_h~Ece handily. McPherson was second, and Hunter held third. The top finishers on points in the 1985 Score Canada Champ-ionship Autocross Series are: Class 1 -John McPherson, 1375, Dave Hunter, 1205, Bill Lefeuvre, 1105, -Dean Fisher, 1035; Class 1-2-1600 -Tom Surace, 1370, Dean Dodd, 1350, R eynald Vaillancourt, 1180, Denis Boisclair, 960, Serge Lambert, 950; Class 10 -John McPherson, 1700, Claude Tetreault, 1135, Bill Lefeuvre, 1043, Dave Lofland, 845, Allen Andreoli, 705; Class 4-Curt LeDuc, 1700, Jerry Bundy, 1225, Mark Pelletier, 845; Class 7 -Bill Walker, 1165, Curt LeDuc, 489, Allen Anreoli, 340. t1s NEVADA Vegas OFF-ROAD it's ... BUGGY N 3 ;.J :> >-;..,,: < :., Street -Stock - Baja Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure Play or Pay We've Got Your VW Parts See Brian See Dave SAHAHA X 2 N t-,\<;·11 HN ',IHI!''> Locations fX z -0 to :::: I-~ c.:, ~ '>PHI'.\<, M f 's Serve You l: <f) Better! ~ WEST NOR 3054 Valley View 1541 N. Eastern 871-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 N NOW 2 LOCATIONS . April 1986 Page 31 --

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.·-,...,. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES The Glen Helen Rallycross By The CRS Publicity Sta[ f Photos: T rackside Photo Enterprises Aged but effective the. VW powered buggy of Lon Peterson had the overall in sight when a broken 'tie rod slowed him to second on the final stage. · Moving up fast on the later stages, Richie Wantanabe avoided the mud traps. kept his tidy Toyota Corolla clean, and won overall with quick time of 12.82, the total score. · Ray Hocker digs out of the sweeper en route to the Production class victory on total time driving his very sano Honda CRX with gusto. -The second of eight events in the 1986 California Rally Series was a Rallycross held at the Don Brown Racing Facility in the Glen Helen ORV Park in San Bernardino County. Thus, Plan Ahead For The SCORE BAJA· INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Round 4 of the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES . Enjoy Mexjco and the balmy sprjng weather jn Ensenada. For detajls call SCORE INTERNATIONAL appropriately this event was called the Glen Helen Rallycross. A Rallycross is quite different from the normal rally event. Instead of running many stages with long transits in• between in remote areas, and having a navigator on board, a Rallycross is only one stage about a mile · long, usually in an existing race facility. The stage is covered six to eight times during the event. This format gives the rally drivers a chance t0 give rides to sponsors, service crews, friends, and yes, even wives, while still compiling points toward the year end driver's championship. The Glen Helen Rallycross was nothing short of fantastic race fans! The challenging 1.3 mile race course held enough turns,· crests, bumps and straights to test every driver and car in every way. The course was manicured beautifully by the course people, who expertly provided a fine surface by scooping away the mud from the recent rains. The format called for six stages starting with three runs in clockwise direction. Then the event continued with three more runs in counter-clockwise direction. Not only should we heartily thank organizer Mike Blore for an excellent event, but also the folks in charge of the course layout, the girls that ran registration, and of course the unsung heros of any motorsport, the corner workers. When it came time to drop the green flag there were roughly 30 cars entered, some with multiple drivers topping the entry out a tad higher. The expectations ran high. Scott Child wanted to retire his Chevy truck in grand style. The W antanabes wanted to avenge their defeat at Carlsbad. Lon Peterson wanted to dump the Bomb Out Award on someone else. Brian Stewart wanted to do well in father Ivan's Ford rally truck, the ex-pre-runner. The stories went on and on. In the open class Lon Peterson came out storming in his Homebuilt VW open buggy. He was also running in a Plymouth Arrow, and after two stages he held first and fourth place. Lon's Arrow ride ended at the lunch break when a piston broke in the engine, also ending partner Jim Love's ride for the day. But Lon was still in front, being chased down by Richie W antanabe, Scott Child, Chad DiMarco and Brian Stewart. When the course direction was reversed for the final three stages, Scott Child couldn't seem to pull the winning times and settled back into fourth place for the day. Still the two seat buggy had competition close at hand. In the final set of stages running in the reverse direction, Richie Wantanabe started closing in with his potent Toyota Corolla, complete with twin cam engine. Chad DiMarco had his Subaru 4x4 Turbo running in fine style, but a lack of power kept him in third, despite a winning driving style. Chad will be taking delivery of a Group A motor for use in the national series this year, and he should be a force to be reckoned with. Scott Ch1ld slipped down the standings here, and he figured he didn't like going the other way and subconsciously let off. Also, losing a tire off the Chevy in the next to last stage and running on the rim for a half mile may have had something to do with it. Going into the final stage Peterson probably would have had the race cinched, unless a problem came up. A problem came up in the form of a broken 818-889-9216 A long time Beetle fancier, Rod Koch now rallies this Variant; a(-Jd he drove alone to sixth in open class in the fancy fastback. Off roaders like Bill Holmes had a good time driving the pre-runners in the Rallycross, but there is no word on how this Ford finished. Page 32 April 1986 tie rod, and the final few turns of the course was interesting to watch as the buggy went everywhere but straight. But darned if Lon didn't save second place for himself. Richie Wantanabe claimed first in open class and overall with his Group A Toyota, with fast time overall for the six laps of 12.82. Lon Peterson scored a 13.06, while Chad DiMarco was third at 13.30, just ahead of Scott Child at 13:32, and those scores ar('. listed in minutes and hundredths of a minute. Brian Stewart and John Scharf were fifth with 13.53, and with zero hours in the truck before the race. Lead off driver Rod Koch finished sixth at 13.63 in his VW Fastback. The tire breakdown of winhers was diversified. First place went i:o Yokohama, second to Remington, third to Bridge-stone, fourth to Goodyear, and BFGoodrich cleaned up fifth and sixth spots. Eighth place was filled by a driver that didn't want to race. Famous wooaworker Clint Heuring came to the event without his Plymouth Arrow, so he could spectate and not thrash the equipment. But friends Bill Gutzmann and Sheryl Love wouldn't hear of it, and offered their Dodge Colt for him to thrash. After 15 minutes, he su·ccumbed when his wife Jean joined in the urging. Wouldn't you know that his helmet just happened to be in his car! Clint drove a great race in the Colt and · got eighth, which is not bad for a guy that didn't want to race. The Production class was smaller than normal, but it still provided great action. This is the best place to start rallying, and with the increasing cost of other forms of racing, here all you need is a roll cage, belts and helmets to run a rally. The Production racing was close with Ray Hocker staying one step ahead of the action in his Honda CRX with a total score of 14 .08. Paula Gibeault ran the family Datsun 510 and nabbed a close second at 14.20. Carlsbad winner Bill Perez was in fine form, but he could not muster the extra 19 / 100 of a minute to catch Paula, and took third at 14.39. The day before the event Rob Cherry bought Tom Poston's old Saab front wheel drive, and he turned in a fine fourth at 14. 71, still less than a minute out of first place. The general consensus of opinion among the competitors was that this Rallycross was a definite keeper. A good portion of the entry were off road racers running their pre-run trucks·. Bill Holmes and Jim Rogers came Dusty Times

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Paula Gibeault whipped off quick times in the family Datsun 510, and Paula scored a close second place in the tight Production class runs. Carlsbad winner Bill Perez carried a navigator at Glen Helen Rob Cherry bought his Saab the day before the Rallycross. got it Park. and he came in a very close third for the day in Production around all six stages and took fourthin Production class. from the John Gable racing stable, Brian Stewart was in Ivan's former pre-runner, and even an all out Chevy S-10 that will soon make its debut in off road racing was on hand. Fast lap of the day at 2.11 was a class. tie between Richie W antanabe ~nd Lon Peterson. Officially the lap title goes to Richie because of his higher placing. And now, the famous Bomb Out Award! The old mortar shell is awarded to the first driver out of the rac~. The envelope please ... the winner is Gary Dunklav! His Mazda RX 4 stalled at the first stage start and it took quite a while to get it going again, thus he was time barred. But he did run the rest of the laps in flawless fashion. Right behind Gary were a few hapless drivers who drifted off course and were stuck in the mud up to and over the axles. Next for the California Rally Series is the Rim of the W arid Rally out of Lancaster, CA, traditionally one of the most challenging events. For_ informa-tion check the Happenings section in this issue, and stay tuned to see who will be the next Bomb Out Award winner. Chad OiMarco tackled the course in fine style, but a lack of ponies in his Subaru kept him in third overall on total time for the day. All the decals are gone. but Scott Child brought the Chevy pickup out one last time, had troubles when the course reversed and took fourth. The truck is familiar. Ivan ·s Ford pre-runner. and Brian Stewart drove it quickly to score fifth overall with John Scharf riding shotgun. SNORE Where It Pays To Race Head for the Next Stop on the Snore-Yokohama Series YOKO LOCO on APRIL 19 Boulder City, Nevada Entry Fee - $200 plus Insurance Race Start - 10 a.m. YOKOHAMA BONUS - $1000 All Starting Drivers Eligible in the Drawing It Pays More to Race with Snore Dusty Times April 1986 1986 SNORE YOKOHAMA SERIES RACE SCHEDULE April 19 YOKO LOCO June 21 TWILIGHT RACE July 26-27 HOLIDAY INN MIDNIGHT SPECIAL September 26-28 HOLIDAY INN SNORE 250 November 16 IND/AN SPRINGS 200 For Further Information Contact SNORE P.O. Box 4534, Las Vegas, NV 89106 702-452-4522 Page 33 J

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-Presidential Commission Meets to Discuss Desert Recreation The President's Commission on Americans Outdoors con-vened at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, Thursday, February 20, 1986 to hold a public hearing on the subject of recreation in America's desert and on Indian lands. After opening remarks by Commissioner Rex Maughan, Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt made a statement. He testified that federal recreation budgets are seriously deficient in view of the tremendous demand and recommended the establishment of a National Trust Fund. He further stated that Arizona needs new recreation facilities on federal land and that federal land exchanges have great potential for enhancing existing recrea-tional opportunities. On the subject of environ-mental quality, Babbitt lashed out at off road vehicles, decrying the destruction of critical wildlife habitat as well as noise and water pollution he feels are caused by ORVs. He recommended that ORVs must be restricted and that current federal policy that allows ORV s in areas unless specifically closed should be reversed. He then stated that ORV s should be restricted t; specific areas that can withstand intensive use. In addition, Babbitt said each state should develop licensing and education programs for ORVs, while federal agencies must designate and enforce use areas. The rest of the day's speakers were divided into ten panels. We'll confine our coverage to the panel§ of most interest to ORV enthusiasts. On Panel 1, Margaret Bohan-non, Jr. from the Arizona Hiking and Equestrian T rails Committee submitted the Arizona Trails System Act as part of her testimony. This Act would provide for a statewide system of trails to be paid for by a $15 annual fee on all ORVs. ORVs, however, would be banned from such trails. New Mexico rancher Sid Goodloe ( on Panel 2) was very anti-ORV and felt their use was a misuse of federal resources. He then submitted photographs of damage allegedly caused by ORVs. Panel 3 was made up of persons involved with off road organizations. Phil Auernheimer, President of Arizona Desert Racing Association, was first to speak. After thanking the commis-sioners for the opportunity to testify, Auernheimer gave them a brief background on A.D.R.A., then spoke of the desert's unique qualities and its importance in outdoor recreation. "Education is the number one tool needed to protect desert resources," was the main emphasis of his testimony. He felt the BLM-FS agencies had produced good educational materials but failed miserably at getting them into the hands of the casual user. He then added that most enthusiast groups also have educational programs but are hampered by a lack of money and manpower in their distribution efforts. He felt information should be made more available to the casual users through media campaigns, recreational equip-By Daryl Drake ment dealers and businesses adjacent to recreational areas. Overcrowding was another concern. Auernheimer felt the problem could be solved by dispersing the use. He said there are only 2.3 off highway vehicles for every one thousand public acres in Arizona -but that localized problems result due to the lack of alternative areas known to the casual user. User responsibility was his next point. Auernheimer recom-mended that the full objectives of the "multiple use" concept needed to be implemented, and that wilderness areas needed better protection. But he also stated that current trends creating de facto wilderness must be reversed. Existing laws need to be enforced, he added. "People who destroy resources should be fined an amount large enough to repair the damage as well as have a punitive effect." He then stated that A.D.R:A. neither promotes nor condones true "Off Road" travel and that the term is a misnomer. He sug-gested the term "Off Highway" be used instead. He said A.D.R.A. was most interested in keeping the thousands of miles of existing old roads, trails and sandwashes open for use, not closed due to the misdeeds of a minority. In closing, Auer_n-heimer promoted the idea of un-developed-motorized recreation and thanked the Commission. Next, Stu Bengson, Land Use Director of the United 4 WD Associations, gave his testimony. He spoke on desert recreational four-wheeling and its importance to desert recreationists. He also April 1986 stated that he was a professional ecologist and said, "The arid ecosystems are not 'fragile' but better described as 'brittle,' " adding that they are far more resilient and adaptive than commonly believed. He felt the problems that did arise -came from unmanaged, illegal abuses. "This is a management problem -not an environmental problem. It's a problem of law enforcement. Just because some people violate the 55 MPH law doesn't mean the highways should all be closed.Just because someone creates an ORV problem should not mean recreational back country should be closed." · Bengson ended his testimony stating the U4WDA stands ready to work with the Commis-sion to develop practical solutions to the problems. Sharon Bishop of the Cali-fornia All-Terrain Vehicle Association spoke next. Her testimony centered on the family aspects of desert recreation and ORV use and the formation of volunteer groups to assist ·various agencies. She spoke of the Mojave Road Conservation Project, where enthusiasts have "adopted" the 130-.mile road and maintained it through volunteer efforts. She also pointed out that some wilderness closures have had a deleterious effect on wildlife and habitat. "For example," she said, "during the fires caused by lightning last year in the Los Padres National Forest Wilder-ness, we lost a lot of timber and now have a four lane highway going up the side of the mountain due ·to the wilderness closures. There were no maintained roads, so the fire trucks went the best way they could .. .Thousands of acres were charred and now there is major erosion and flooding problems due to the heavy rains. This is more of a· disaster than motorcycles or A TVs could ever do!" She concluded that reason-able management programs were needed to protect and enhance our outdoor resources. AMA District 37's Rick and Laurie H ammel then had the floor. They presented a joint testimony on motorcycle com-petitive events in the California desert. Rick spoke o f the recent growth in desert racing and of the long-time cooperation between the racers and regulatory agencies. He felt racers were very aware of environmental factors and paid close attention in following marked courses. He also stated that the impact of desert racing is far less than widely believed. "When the Barstow to Vegas race was reinstated," he said, "course officials and environmental specialists had trouble finding the old course after just nine years of non-use." He also spoke of the permit process necessary to hold desert races and how difficult and expensive the environmental assessments are. He recom-mended that voluntary " Para-Environmental Specialists'' be utilized to free BLM of the burden of providing the necessary manpower. H ammel further stated that laws need to be enforced equally and fairly. He felt that since competition sponsors were so accessible, policy was applied to them and not to the ORV community as a whole. Laurie testified on the aspects of desert racing and riding as they applied to women. She spoke of the physical fitness required of desert racing and the joys of trail riding during wildflower season. She also said there is a need for guided tours of petroglyphs, historical areas and other unique desert resources. She felt many families would love to go on such tours. Last on the panel to speak was David Hess, Chairman of the Land Use Committee of the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc. He stressed the importance of vehicular access in the desert, stating, "Outdoor recreation in the desert is generally unsafe without motorized vehicle support." He addel that statement was particularly true in regards to those incapable oflong distance hiking while carrying recreational equipment and the required two gallons of water per person per day. He then testified that vehicular access was also important to those people whose schedules limit their recreation time to weekends and other short periods; if they had to hike to their destinations their recreation ·becomes impractical. He then stated that most overnight backpacking in the desert takes place near springs and riparian areas, thereby disturbing the wildlife dependent on these water sources. He then pointed out' an irony of desert closures. All desert survival authorities recommend staying with a vehicle rather than hiking for help. In closed areas, hiking a great distance to a recreational area would not be a wise decision, but the only legal one. ''Therefore, motorized vehicle access is essential if the vast and beautiful expanse of the desert is to be made available for recreational activities." But Hess also felt development ( of any kind) is not the answer either. "Paved roads and developed campsites destroy these values as sure as subdivi-sions, power plants and strip mines. The recently submitted California Desert Protection Act of 1986 by Senator Alan Cranston would attempt to protect the California desert by the use of Wilderness designa-tions and National Park status. The Wilderness designation, however, prevents its safe enjoyment by the outdoor recreationist since motorized use is prohibited; while National Park status destroys its values through developed roads and recreation sites.'' H e then concluded by request-ing that the Commfssion recom-mend that Congress establish a new classification of public lands, that of "National Scenic Recreational Lands" or "Back Country.'' No permanent development would be allowed, but motorized access to existing roads, trails and washes would be permitted. Members of the Commission Dusty Times

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then made some specific inquir-ies. Derrick Crandall, President of the American Recreation Coalition, said he was encouraged by the volunteerism, and asked how the Commission could encourage more. Sally Ranney, President of the American Wilderness Alliance, asked the panel if they supported developed ORV areas. The panel felt that developed areas were fine in some instances but not an answer, and that many ORV users would never use ORV parks for their particular recreation. It also suggested that intensive use in small areas could be unwise, for reasons of safety and environmental considera; tions, if not managed correctly. Ranney then requested that the panel send her copies of each organization's code of ethics. Dr. Wilbur LePage, New Hampshire State Director of Parks and Recreation, challenged Bengsori's statements about the desert's resiliency. Bengson responded by giving examples of the desert recovering from various wounds, even in the case of the large mining opera-tions where he oversaw re-vegetation, etc. Other panel members told similar tales, pointing out that one good rain obliterates most tracks, especially in washes. The commissioners then thanked the panel and asked that members of subsequent panels please limit their testimony to three minutes. The ''Wilderness''., panel members all called for more wilderness, wilderness study areas and more restrictions, with the exception of Jim Cain, Chairman of the Arizona Outdoor Coalition. He felt that existing wilderness areas were adequate, but needed better management and protection. Wilderness recreation is essen-tial, he stated, but some wilderness areas already suffer from overuse. He felt that by promoting Dispersed Backcountry Recrea-tion, impact on wilderness areas could be lessened, while recrea-tional opportunities could be expanded. He also stated that should user fees be necessary, all users should share equitably in the costs. · Other panels were devoted to hunting, fishing, aviation, The squashed remains of the Lancia Rally after multiple endos belie the fact that the two men on board came away with only minor injuries, The newly designed roll cage in the Lancia Rally did its job and both Massimo Biasion and Tisiano Siviero walked away from the wreck, Pre-Running the Safari Rally in Kenya can be Hazardous By Gavin Bennett and Martin Holmes The burned out hulk of the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 is a grim sight, but Shekhar Mehta and his passenger escaped without any serious injury, With the traditional Easter Week date for the Safari Rally in Kenya coming early this year, the factory teams began their testing in Kenya late in January. A couple of spectacular crashes happened, luckily with no serious injuries to the drivers. But the wrecked cars could put a crimp in the efforts of those factories on the classic rally. The first disaster struck the Peugeot team on January 31. Kenya's Shekhar Mehta had to run for his life when the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 he was testing exploded in a ball of flames. "The car suddenly lost power," Mehta said, "and as it came to a halt flames started to billow from the engine compartment." Mehta and a Peugeot engineer, who was also in the car, had just managed to run to a safe distance when the fuel tank erupted, enveloping the whole car in flames. There were several more explosions, which sent bits of searing rubber and plastic soaring across the sky like fireworks, and within minutes the entire vehicle was destroyed. Dusty Times The heat was sufficiently intense to ignite some of the magnesium wheel rims, which turned to molten pools in the sand, while the plastic body of the car became a pall of black smoke drifting across the plains some 60 kms from Nairobi. Happily both men escaped with only some slightly singed hair. This was the first day of a planned two week test program for Mehta, and the car had gone just 26 kms when the fire put an end to it all. The cause of the blaze has not yet been deter-mined. The complete destruction of their test car will at best seriously disrupt, and at worst put an end to Peugeot's Safari testing. There was some doubt that another vehicle could be found, with the team already involved in the rallies in Sweden and Portugal. While emphatically conquer-ing the rest of the world, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 has not had a very happy time in Africa so far. On test before the '85 Safari a car driven by Ari Vatanen was also lost in a fire, and they scored a modest sixth overall in the event itself with Timo Salonen. Peugeot are expected to run a year long test program in Kenya, but it may or may not now include the 1986 Safari Rally. Mehta was very disappointed by the turn of events, being very impressed with the car over the 26 kms. As always in Africa, these things have a, sardonic side. In this incident it was the stoicism of the villagers who were first on the scene. As they were herding cattle along the tes,t track, the 205 crested the horizon at nearly 170 kph, then slowed, stopped, two people jumped out and ran, and the car promptly exploded in flames. Some of the herdsmen barely broke stride, others were quietly curious and watched the blaze through to its end. As the Peugeot service fleet headed ruefully back to Nairobi in the late afternoon, they could be sure that, like anything else that dies in the African bush, the 205's skeleton would be picked clean. Just five days after the Peugeot fire, the Lancia T earn suffered a similar body blow. Massimo Biasion and co-driver Tiziano Siviero escaped serious injury when they had a spectacular end over end crash at 170 kph while practicing the Safari Rally route in Kenya. They had covered the first of three legs with no problems, and were going well on the second leg. Then on a very fast eight kilometer straight in the Rift Valley, Biasion hit a deep hole which was not marked on the pace notes. The car flew across the hole and-the front wheels landed against the almost vertical lip at the far side. The front of the car stopped and the rear kept on going. Cattle herdsmen on the plains and a couple living in a nearby April 1986 mining, recreation and Indian interests. In Panel 8, H. Marie Brashear, President of the National Outdoor Coalition, also touched on motorized recreation in her testimony. She felt it was necessary for the growing numbers of older Americans who winter in the desert. "They, for the most part, neither want nor would use developed facilities," she said. "They do require space to camp and acknowledgement of their right_ to be there." She then applauded the BLM for its efforts in designating areas traditionally used by these recreationists as "Long Term Visitor Areas (LTV As)." "NOC believes our desert lands should remain 'Multiple Use Lands.' homestead said the car suddenly sprang up into the air and looped completely through 360 degrees before landing on its nose, and then flipping over viciously as it looped and bounced to a standstill some 85 meters beyond the hole. "We heard the · car coming and rushed out to look," said housewife Linda Behr, who was first on the scene. "There was just a plume of dust moving at incredible speed, then suddenly a white car leapt up into the sky and started spinning. I rushed to the scene, about 500 meters away, in my car, expecting to see serious injury." Happily there was no serious problems. Somewhere during the flight and multiple landings Biasion knocked his forehead on something solid. As a precaution, a plane was sent from Nairobi to the nearby ranch and airlifted the crew to the hospital. Both Biasion and Siviero suffered bruising, and Biasion had a knot on his head ana a graze, but nothing more. Within 24 hours the men resumed practice in a borrowed Lada Niva four wheel drive wagon, while the Lancia Rally of Vic ,Preston, Jr. was hastily prepared for Biasion to complete his Kenya practice. Preston and John Lyall were just a few minutes behind Biasion We believe adequate access should be guaranteed to these lands for all the public." The Commission, formed by executive order in 1985, will conduct further hearings on outdoor recreation through 1986 and issue a report on December 31, 1986. Concept papers on any aspect of recreation are welcomed by the Commission; but must be submitted by March 31, 1986. For more information on the President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, or to offer your own recommendations, write: President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, P.O. Box 18547, 1111 Twentieth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, or call (202) 634-7310. when the accident happened. Preston said, "When we arrived it looked as though there had been an aeroplane crash. Bits of white plastic and wheels strewn all over the place." The roll cage around the cockpit survived the . multiple impact extraordinarily well, and although severely buckled and twisted, it protected the crew. Perhaps most signifi-cand y, the front roof pillar supports which were redesigned after Attilio Bettega' s fatal accident in Corsica last year, buckled outwa_rds, not inwards towards the driver. The wreckage was· dragged by tractor to the nearby ranch house where Lancia mechanics stripped it of seats, steering and so forth. Lancia is ;,..., expected to enter two of the now older Lancia Rallys in the 1986 Safari, with their proven speed and strength suited for Kenya. A glance at the pictures does show that the roll cages in both the Peugeot and Lancia protected the cockpit occupants. While pre-running can be hazardous, these accidents did not include serious injury, due in part to the safety equipment on board. It should make a good example to off road pre-runners, to use the safety equipment, harness and-helmet, when pre-running as well as when required in racing. 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-THE SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL RALLY Peugeot is Back on the Winning Track Text & Photos: Marcin Holmes never won an important special stage in his life, now proved he was competent on the stages in Europe. Kankkuncn proved the ideal tcamatc to his faster fellow Peugeot driver Saloncn, and brought his car to the finish without panic or problem. Lancia, however, were little further forward in their struggle to make the Delta S4 the best car on the scene. The Lancia of Markku Alen gave considerable problems for most of the event, and Henri Toivoncn, who inherited the lead when Sallmen retired, was eventually putout by engine failure. Peugeot was back on top at the Swedish Rally, as Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen won overall by3 minutes in the latest 205 Turbo 16 E2 Group B model. By virtue of being the only driver to finish up front in the first two rounds of the world championship, Juha Kankkunen now leads the drivers' series. Timo Salonen was, however, the star of Sweden, ha~ing recent experience here, although he still has nothing like the knowledge that Blomqvist and Per Eklund possess, both on their first outings in new teams, Ford and MG Metro respectively. Blomqvist made the fast time on an opening stage, but after 11 stages his Ford RS200 was parked with engine failure. However, his mate Kalle Grundel drove the other Ford to a sensible third place, just behind the Lancia of Markku A len. Both the Metro 6R4s went out with engine trouble, Eklund's after just one stage, and the car of Malcolm Wilson was third when it retired after 13 of~thc 30 stages. Peugeot gained revenge on Lancia for their Monte Carlo defeat at the Swedish Rally, and this time it was a newcomer to the team Juha Kankkuncn who won. 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OT 13522 Newhope Stre~t Garden Grove, CA 92643 714/530-6101 Page 36 first-timer ever to win the Swedish Rally, just as he had become the first newcomer to win on last year's Safari Rally. V cteran Swedish expert Stig Blomqvist and World Champion Timo Salonen were two ot many forced out of the rally by engine failure, Salonen when lcad_ing easily and Blomqvist atter helping give the new Ford RS200 a promising start to its rally career. Kankkunen was the man in the right place at the right time, the misfortunes of others giving him a splendid opportunity to demonstrate his skills, maturity and character. The youngest of the world's top rallymcn, who had previously only succeeded on the tracks of Africa, and had It has been tivc years since Audi began the four wheel drive rally car revolution, but this year the Group B works team did not compete, and there were no Group B Audis in the entry. Th ere were th rec di ffcrcn t Group A Audis, however, the brand new Coupe Quattro, the 90 Quattro, and the older 80 Quattro with a smaller engine. They faced stiff opposition from Mazda's Familia 4WD 16 valve turbocar, but lngvar Carlsson had both gearbox and electronic problems, and his Mazda was retired when it fell behind. This opened up a straight fight between Mikael Ericsson's 90 Quattro and Gunnar Pettersson 's Coupe Quattro, with the 90 of Ericsson winning the Group A Sporting a different style of lighting, the Lancia Delta S4 of Henri Toivonen and Sergio Cresto was leading overall when the engine failed. April 1986 Scoring a remarkable fourth overall, Mikael Ericsson and Reinhard Michel took Group A honors by a mere 18 seconds in the Audi 90 Quattro. honors and fourth overall. seventh, Kenneth Eriksson in a Pattcrsson was only 18 seconds VW Golf. The Opel Kadett GS! behind at the finish and fifth of Bjo·rn Johansson was ninth, overall. · although the best front engined, The Swedish is still the reardrivecaronlycamel3th,the shortest event in the world Volvo 240 T urbov of ·Susanne championship series, but the Kottulinsky, who won the ladies second fastest despite the ice and prize. snow. The domination of total The domination of the traction cars is not as extreme as Scandinavian drivers remains one would imagine; this year the depressingly constant. The best best two wheel drive car was "foreigner" was the veteran Kalle Grundel and Benny Melander scored third overall and in Group B with the Ford RS 200. making its debut on the world championship series. Despite the winter weather the VW Golf G Tl of Kenneth Eriksson gets full service at a stop. Th e VW placed third in Group A and seventh overall. Dusty Times

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Perhaps one of the reasons for Peugeot's success in th& cold weather rally was the secret shock absorber heating devices on the team cars. With the numbers of studs per tire increased this year, the tire sponsors went all out; these Miehe/ins were made for long stages with little snow. Waiting out the starting time. the pair of Juhas. Kankkunen and Piironen. discuss tactics. and went on to win the rally outright. Frenchman Jean-Claude Andruet in sixth place, who struggled round in his seemingly awkward Groub B Citroen BX4TC, a car with no central differential ur torque split. The next best outlander was Swiss privateer Jean-Luc Thevenod, with a private Metro 6R4 in 16th place. One major French success, however, was winning Group N. This was achieved by Jacques Panciatici in an Alfa Romeo 33 4x4, the same car he used to win the Group at Monte Carlo three weeks earlier. Despite their general lack of competitiveness, the French drivers take to the Swedish in style. Encouraged by consider-able offers of hospitality and general help from local enthusiasts, they enter in droves. This year 24 of the 62 finishers were Swedish and 24 were French! Tires are the single most Spectacular Mickey Thompson Off-Road Championship Gran Prix Event Scheduled for the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Saturday May 3rd The Pasadena Rose Bowl, scene of so many spectacular sporting events in the past, will soon be ringing with a new sound of excitement, Mickey Thomp-son's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. By 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, May 3, Thompson's crack corps of track builders will have converted the entire floor of the Rose Bowl into the wildest, most challenging, off road race course this side of Baja. Mickey Thompson has come up with what he characterizes as, "One of the best stadium courses that we've ever designed. There'll be jumps, bumps, turns and berms all layed out to give every vehicle and driver a double tough workout." "The good guys are really going to love this course!" he added, with a smile. Interestingly enough, this will be the first ever appearance for off road racing cars at the Pasa-dena Rose Bowl. In fact, the early May date will be the first appear-ance for any kind of automobile racing at the renowned facility in well over 30 years. Thompson himself participated as a driver at the Rose Bowl in the last four wheeled motorsport to play there, the wild and wooly midget races of the late forties. ''I'll never forget the thrill of blasting around inside the Rose Bowl in front of thousands and thou-· sands of cheering fans," said Thompson. ''I'll have an espe-cially nostalgic lump in my throat when the green flag is waved again at the Rose Bowl after all these years." "The Rose Bowl Enterprise Committee has been very enthu-siastic about our bringing the Off-Road Championship Gran · Prix to their facility,'' Thompson indicated. "Even though we've staged events like this all over the country, each location has its own unique challenges and opportunities, and here in Pasa-dena the Committee has been most helpful and easy to work with." Located only 1 ½ miles north of the Pasadena Civic Center in the beautiful Arroyo Seco Canyon, the Rose Bowl features plenty of close in parking and a superb view of the course from every seat. Fans won't miss a minute of the action as it swirls around and over the demanding half mile track. As for racing action, there will be a full complement of factory backed Grand National Sport Truck teams he~ded by Toyota's START /FINISH TRUCKS, UltraStocks, SINGLE-SEATERS & ATVs Dusty Times expensive item on the budget for the Swedish. Tire wear is excessive because of the packed ice on the tracks and often the hard gravel patches that become exposed beneath the ice. To give extra tire lifr, the organizers allowed 66 percent more studs, and it was expected that this would make the rally faster than ever, perhaps even faster than in the summer. But, this_r_ally was not as fast as expected. Toivonen Ivan "Iron Man" Stewart and Steve Millen ( winner of three of the first four Off Road GP events of the '86 season) will be there as will Mazda's duo of Glenn Harris and Indy/IMSA driver Pete Halsmer. And last season's point champion Roger Mears and his team mate Sherman Balch will be representing Nissan. Single driver factory efforts from Ford (Jeff Huber) and Chevrolet (Danny Thompson) plus a number of top privateer entries will round out the exciting mini pickup class. At press time Walker Evans' team was rushing to complete his new factory backed Dodge GN Sport Truck in time for a Rose Bowl debut. Competition in the Volks-wagen Super 1600 class will be very stiffas well. Leading 1986 point getters Tommy Croft, Larry Ragland and Jerry Stans-bury will all be there along with two time 1986 winner Jerry led at the end of the first section with an average speed of 115 kph, as opposed to Ari Vatanen last year, on fewer studs and with 100 bhp less power, at 113 kph over a virtually identical route. And, when the pressure was off, the winning average was slower. On the route Salonen led the first six stages, Toivonen led stage 7-12, and Kankkunen led stage 13-30. Of the 1670 km route, 558 kms were on stages. Whelchel and many others in this very competitive and enter-taining class. And, watch for Unlimited Single Seaters to put in a special appearance at the Rose Bowl on May 3rd. Packing well over 200 horsepower, these high tech, light weight, hot han-dling open wheelers are right there when it comes to honors for fastest class overall around the course. The term "airborne" takes on a whole new dimension when the Unlimiteds take off! Also among the high flyers will be the brand new UltraStock class, stock bodied replicas of everyones favorite street machines: Volkswagen Sciroccos and Golfs, Pontiac Fieros and Firebirds, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, Toyotas, and many, many more. Dubbed the "Funny Cars of Off Road" the full bodied Ultra-Stocks bring a whole new dimen-sion to the world of off road racing entertainment. Scrambler Long Back Chassis 92 .. Wheelbaoe Removable Rear Cage Included ALL TUBING IS .095 WALL THICKNESS (HRP&O) Of the 107 who started, 62 cars finished the route. After two rallies, J uha Kankkunen leads the driver's points ·with 28, tdlowecl by Henri Toivonen, 20 , T1mo Salonen and Markku Alen tied at 20. In the Champ1onshq, of Makes Lancia and Peugeot are tied for the lead at 37 points, Audi has 29 and VW has 19. Next on the schedule is Portugal with a smoother route than in previous years. Rounding out the excitement will be a full complement of 3 & 4 Wheeled A TVs each bringing their own special brand of action to the Rose Bowl off road track. With flying ability that's right up there with motorcycles and the cornering power of a single seater, these machines offer spec-tators more racing per mile than almost any other type of vehicle. Also slated for Rose Bowl action is a special appearance by a full field of 250 cc motorcycles. The races start at 6:30 p.m. sharp, with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. The very special "Meet the Drivers" Photo and Autograph session will run from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and allow all early arriving fans to not only meet and photograph their favorite drivers but to get a close up look at some of the awesome Gran Prix machinery that will be competing on the tough rose Bowl track. Dealer Inquiries Invited (314) 947-1723 Scrambler ECONO KITS $125.00 BURKS 341 North Drive Off-Road Racing Ask for Derrel St. Charles, Missouri 63301 (314) 947-1723 April 1986 Page 37

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, THE 1986 FORD BRONCO II There is More Power from the N~w Engines for 1986 Models Text & Photos: Jean Calvin The styling on the Bronco/ I has changed very little since its The swing away rear tire carrier provides more interior introduction. reflecting current Detroit thinking on yearly storage. and this one also is easy to unlatch and doesn't _m_o_d_e_l_c_h_a_ng_e_::_ .. ________________ rattle on the road either. The Ford Bronco II has been a liter, multi-port electronically gear and copies of Dusty Times, popular 4 x 4 since its introduc-fuel injected V-6 engine. The the Bronco hauled the load up tion. This year Ford has added new, very narrow V-6 provides hill and down dale, even hauling new engirie power with two dis-12 percent more horsepower up the Chiriaco Summit, a long placement sizes across the full than the earlier 2.8 liter 2V V-6 it and steep grade, in fifth gear with Ranger and Bronco II line. How-replaces. This dandy comes no fuss or bother. The five speed ever, all Bronco II models now complete with hydraulic valve manual trans mates well with the come equipped with the new 2.9 lifters, a chain driven camshaft, a new engine, and the federal fast ·burn combustion chamber model we drove, without the Plan Ahead For The SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Round 4 of the SCORE/HDRA POINTS SERIES Enjoy Mexjco and the balmy sprjng weather -jn Ensenada. \ For detajls call SCORE INTERNATIONAL 818-889-9216 Page 38 design and a 9 .3 to 1 com pres-California smog equipment, had sion ratio. • none of the stumble and cough The Bronco II that carried us common to the small V-6s with to the Parker 400 last February tall gearing. surely showed· off its extra Also new this year is the power. Loaded to the roof with optional completely automatic The Eddie Bauer version of the Bronco II features high level trim including luxurious velour covered bucket seats both front and rear. April 1986 shifter for engaging four wheel drive. Gone is any semblance of a second gear lever, replaced by an optic display over the windshield in the center of the roof. All one peed do to call on 4 WO is poke the button on this display and presto, you are in four wheel drive. The display includes lights that indicate the operating mode. The option, called "Touch-Drive" is basically an electronic shift for the transfer case. The Bronco II pictured here was loaded with optional items, including the Eddie Bauer trim package complete with front and rear velour bucket seats and fancy trim and carpeting from stem to stern. The seats have real lumbar support, a variety of adjustment on the recliners, and they are very comfortable. The only drawback to this seat option is to those who like to haul cargo. The rear seats will not fold down flat, nor are they removable in any way. However the comfort is considerable on the long haul, and the seat idea is dandy for urban commuting. This Bronco II came with the optional tachometer, on the left of the twin dial instrument panel, and tucked in the dial were the temperature and fuel.gauges. Everything else in operating information was left to warning lights. The speedo comes com-plete with a trip meter, and new to us was the world's fanciest radio system, complete with a digital clock that is also the radio dial, activated by a tuning switch. The truck was brand new when we took the helm, and the level of fit and finish was top drawer both inside and out. No rattles developed in over a thou-sand miles of travel. Everything wor.ked like it is meant to, and we used every gadget from the heater to the air conditioning in one day in the fickle climate of southern California in the winter. Our favorite options beyond those mentioned are the padded vinyl steering wheel and the automatic window winders and door locks. While we are not too impressed with overdrive gears on-similar rigs, the one in the Bronco is usable in the urban traffic as well as on the Interstate. The gears shift without effort in the standard five speed pattern. Another good touch is the rear door mounted spare tire, handy when needed and not crowding tqe cargo space. Ford, at last, has invented a tire mount latch that doe~n't tear your hands to shreds while unlatching it, and it doesn't rattle on the road either. Hooray. Parked between the sun visors, the new Touch Drive device allows effortless shifts into four wheel drive and low range as well. The door pockets provide handy stowage on the fly, but the glove box barely holds the operating manual. An open cubby hole above the glove box is handy for sunglasses and toll road coins. On the road the new engine provides plenty of power for any situation, and it abounds with torque for off road driving. The new, effortless punch button shift to four wheel drive is handy, but one wonders how it will work after prolonged exposure to serious off road dust. The ride is comfortable yet firm on the highway, and, shod with Uni-royal Laredo 205 75 R 15 MTs, the Bronco soaked up the biggest of potholes on Los Angeles streets, and they always grow in size and number during the rainy season. Belying the theory that bigger • engines cost fuel, one especially favored by the U.S. Go·vern-ment, the Bronco's new and bigger engine delivered better all around fuel figures than a similar model did last year, and the fuel economy was significantly better on the highway. Hauling a heavy load in the rain to Parker, the Bronco still delivered over 20 mpg, and on the return trip with a lighter load and dry roads, it jumped to 24.5 mpg. Around town the Bronco holds its own on fuel economy, averaging 19 mpg in stop and go driving, cer-tainly well above the figures we have obtained for smaller engines in similar size rigs. Besides, it is a pleasure these days to drive something that moves out fast when the power is applied. Before you dash out to equal the fuel figures, be sure you drive a Bronco without the California smog package, which usually costs a few mpg on any vehicle, But, the numbers should get better as the engine breaks in, because this Bronco had only 1500 miles on the clock when we reluctantly gave it back to its rightful owners. The instruments are straight forward and easy to read, and the padded steering wheel provides real comfort on the road or during off road excursions. Dusty Times

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Pony. Express ••• to listen to intelligent criticism. I hasten to add that we a're diametrically opposed ;n a couple of major philosophical points concerning the Pro Rally Series, but that does not alter my belief that Mr. Radford is per-forming quite well in an extreme-ly difficult job. SCCA did make a serious mistake in cancelling the regular Pro Rally Bulletin which went to competitors and press alike.This created an information vacuum that was quickly filled. by a number of back alley "news letters", highly opinionated and all to frequently inaccurate, that now become the "source" for the 'rally community. Enclosed is my check for a three year subscription to DUSTY TIMES. I would like you to know that we do race around the midwest, and very welLI might add. I would like to see more about our races in your DUSTY TIMES. I first saw your paper while on vacation in San Diego, CA, where I bought Jim Sherman's Class 9 Funco. I saw it again at the Badlands Baja 100. I hope to read more about our events in your very good paper. _ Ron Capenter Sioux Falls, South Dakota Thanks ·for your kind words about the publication, Ron. Since we started we have been covering the farmer Berrien Buggy Series and the Superior Off Road Drivers Associa-tion events in the midwest. This year we have a High Plains correspondent in Darla Crown of Wall, South Dakota, and we will be covering most of those events as well as the Great Wes tern Series in Colorado and Kansas when the snow melts. Check out the story on the Badlands Baja roo in this issue. With reference to the item "SCCA Pro Rally News" in the February issue, your correspond-ent does SCCA rally boss Bob Radford a grave injustice. The statement "the whole rally com-munity ... (is) complaining'' about his performance is inaccu-rate reporting at best. There does seem to be a concentrated effort by a handful of individuals to nail Mr. Radford's hide to the nearest tree, in an attempt to blame him for all the well known shortcom-ings of the SCCA program. In my personal experience as a motor-sports journalist, the gentleman has been most cooperative, both ready to answer queries and supply accurate information, and Cam Warren Rally News Service Reno, Nevada The item in question was taken from Tim Cline's Stage Tim([S, a rally newsletter of long standing, and enhanced by information· obtained in Los Angeles. It is of interest that Bob Radford resigned recently from the post of SCCA Pro Rally Director, and to date we have The Yokohama 6·50 Club Report_ begun. That year 5-1600 driver Bruce Jones was the champion who won the gold. Gregg Symonds won the silver, and Corky McMillin took the bronze medal. By Jean Calvin In 1984 the 6-50 Club entry form for the desert races, acquired a very nice sponsor, and you must be the driver of BFGoodrich. The series catne record. The rewards are keen for down to the wire at the two the top finishers, a gold, a silver, December races at Barstow and and a bronze medallion for the Vegas. Danny Letner pulled out highest three points folks. The 6-the gold medal by a narrow 50 Club has its own points margin for the year, and Frank system, patterned after that of Snook earned the silver. The first SNORE, where points are winner from the water pumper awarded simply for -finishing , ranks was Marshall Mahr, from position against the number of Class 3, who took the bronze , The Score Parker 400 opened the 1986 6-50 Club points series with a class winner, Jack Irvine, scoring the most points to take an early lead in this unique series. If you just tuned in, the 6-50 points are outside the desert race organizers formal series. It was started in January of 1981 by Gregg Symonqs, _who qualifies for the club himsef f. The idea was to provide some recognition for older drivers on four wheels in desert off road racing. The bikers have two separate and official classes for older riders but there is nothing for .the fellows and gals on four wheels. Originally the 5-50, it has grown into the 6-50 Club. The designation has meaning, The 50 indicates the minimum age for participants, -since one must be 50 years of age or older to be eligible for 6-50 points. Each member can count his best six races in the nine race series for total points at the end of the year. There is nothing to join, nothing to pay, Just list vour age on the cars in your class. medal. Initially there was only the Last season BFGoodrich again gold medal, and the winner was sponsored the 6-50 awards, and Corky McMillin atthe end of the the participation in the fun time 1981 season. At the close of the series grew. The eight events in 1982 race year the sworn the combined Score/HDRA sponsor of the award flaked out, Desert Series plus the Mint 400 and high point man Clark Gillies, were scored. When the year was who was second in Score's Class over Corky McMillin became the 2 points as well, got an award, first mature driver to win the but it wasn't the hoped for gold. gold twice. Getting very close, In 1983 the program was Jack Irvine went home with the expanded to eight events , silver medal, and Class 4 Jeeper including some from both Score V em Roberts earned the bronze and HDRA, and the Mint 400. medal. The best six of eight system was This season the 6-50 points devised and the practice of series has a new sponsor in awarding gold, silver and bronze Yokohama Tires and a new event medals to the top three w_as m the nme race program. Because ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF the Mint 400 is now part of the eight race Score/HDRA points series, the ninth race in 1986 will be the SNORE 250 out of Las Vegas in late September. The concept of having three events to discard makes more drivers eligible. Many cannot run the entire season for various reasons, and the discard allows them to be competitive on points. DUSTY TIMES? A number of subscribers now have two subscriptions, because they get one with their membership in HDRA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty Times. If you don't really need two copies each month, drop us a note and assign ·your duplicate subscription to a friend, pit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us the full name and address with zip code, of your friend, and the mailing label from the subscription you wish to assign to them. We will take care of the paper work. Dusty Times This year the Parker 400 was the lead off race in the Yokohama 6-50 Club series. Next is the Score Great Mojave 250, followed by the HDRA Mint 400, the Score Baja Internacio-nal, the HDRA Fireworks 250, the HDRA Frontier 500, the SNORE 250, the Baja 1000, and the HDRA 250 in December. At Parker there were 18 drivers of record who listed their age as 50 or older, and we are going to list you all, in case some of the late entries did not make the official list froll_l Score. If you April 1986 . no information about a replacemem-for him in the job. I got a copy of Cam Warr en's letter to the editor about Pro Rally Series boss Bob Radford. The only reason I can see for being included is that I must be the perpetuator of one of the "back alley newsletters" he holds in such disrepute. Enclosed is a recent copy of "Competitive Line", one of those "highly opinionated and all to frequently inaccurate" newsletters, for your information. You are doing a great job with DUSTY TIMES. It is always nice to see someone you know and like find "their niche." Enclosed is a check for another year of DUSTY TIMES, sprink-led with a goodly amount of "grave injustices", I hope. Gene Henderson Competition Limited Pinckney, Michigan Both Cam Warren and Gene Henderson have been involved with rally sport for many years, and both are missing, and you should be in the 6-50 points, drop a card in care of DUSTY TIMES and let us know you are out there, your class and car number at Parker. That way you won't lose credit for that race. Of the 18 "viejos" who started in the car classes, eight finished the race, and two were class winners. Coming in with a 44.4 percent finishing ratio in on par with the official finishing ratio for all the car classes. Topping the list on points is Jack Irvine who, with Kit Trenholm, Jr. co-driving, won Class 10 in his Raceco, quite a feat in that tight running 4 7 car class. Jack ear_ned 89 points. Close in second on points with 82 is Danny Letner, who won Class 2 over 35 other stormers in his Raceco. Stan Parnell is in third place with 49 points ea.-ned for his third place finish, with Dave Parsons co-driving, in Class 5. Richard Kent scored a fifth place finish in the 25 entry Class 5-1600 to hold fourth with 44 points, closely followed by Dick have great knowledge of the fJros and cons of how the season ,went lase year. DUSTY TIMES hopes to get some information on the Pro Ralh Series in 1 986 from SCCA headquarters in Colorado;$ e did not receive one scrap of ii{frirmarion during the entire 1985 season from the SCCA, and were forced to reh on outside so.urces for the news. W~ wish Bob Radford the best in what-ever ventures he moves to, and we also hope that the Pro Rally Series can move forward and acquire the financial support it needs to keep this popular form of motorsport alive and well in the USA. DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters from all comers of off road activity. The Pony Express column will feature all the mail we can fit into the space. Please keep your words fairly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of prose may be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will print your gripes as well as your praises. Lerters for publication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the r 5th ·of the month in order to appear in the next issue. Landfield, at 41 points; Dick was fourth in Class 7 4x4. Sixth on 6-50 points is Jim Temple who was seventh in Class 2 and earned 39 points. The first of the water pumper drivers was Bill Howard, whose Class 8 Chevy was eighth in class and Bill has 24 points. Last of the finishers at Parker was Wally Schwaia, whose Class l Chenowth finished 12th, and he has 15 6-50 points. _ The ten members who scored a DNF all get five points for starting. They are Dave Fessenden, Ev Hendricks, Edward S. McLean, Corky McMillin, Bob Renz, Thomas L Rogers, Frank Snook, Gregg Symonds, Nelson Tomlinson and Dick Young. Let us know soon if we missed you at Parker. Jim Fricker, legendary co-driver for Rodney Hall, has become an honorary member of the 6-50 gang. Jim turned 50 last year, and he now has a 6-50 pin. If you don't have your 6-50 pin, contact Gregg Symonds at the races for your club pin ... it is free. CALIFORNIA FF-ROAD R.E. RACING USIASTS C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM C.O.R.E. offers unique ·pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. C.O.R.E. also has a program of one time guest : pit service for out of the area competitors. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 39

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Superior Off Road Drivers Association 1985 Awards Banquet By Deb Freimuth The Superior Off R oad Drivers -ciation held their fifth Annua wards Banquet and general meetmg on January 11 and 12 , 1986 at die.M idway Motor Lodge in Green" J3a y, Wisconsin. At the banquet the top drivers on points in 1985 in each class received trophies, and/ or Jackets for first place finishers, and each points winner also received a monetary reward as well as a bottle of champagne, compliments of Dunc Buggy Supply in Hopkrns, Minnesota. The awards were presented a fter the banquet dinner Saturday night. A special award. was presented to Don Popp1e, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, as the SCCA Divisional Pro Rally News By Lynnette Allison, Southern Pacific Oit•ision Steward Competitive vehicle events of all types are facing the insurance squeeze. Motorcycle, buggy, off road, etc., arc all unable to get insuranc e , or must pay astronomical fees for minimal coverage. SCCA is no different. Premiums look to climb 50 percent over current fees. Safety requirements are tightening too. SCCA's two largest law suits involved rally events. One, a Central Divisional event resulted in serious injury and on~ death, and placed focus on allowing an "unsafe" vehicle to compete. There a Jeep, with a cage, crashed horribly, and the cage virtually collapsed. The main thrust of the suit is that a licensed tech inspector would NOT have allowed the vehicle in competition, therefore there would have been no accident and no death. Our 1986 safety plan requires a licensed tech inspector at divisional events. O ther Items for competit o rs in rally competition: Blood type and competitor name on helmet stricter enforcement on safer; equipment and the storage of items within the vehicle and inside the trunk_ (Bungic tic Plan Ahead For The SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Round 4 of the SCOREIHDRA POINTS SERIES Enjoy Mexico and the balmy spring weather in Ensenada. For details call SCORE INTERNATIONAL 818-889-9216 Page 40 "Sportsman of the Year" for his dedicated service to SODA as Tech Committee Chairman. During the weekend the A ssociation also sponsored various meetings for promoters· and race personnel as well as holding the general membership meeting and the election of new officers. There was a trade show as well. After the ballots were counted, Karen Jenkins, of Minnetonka, MN, won over the incumbent Walt Schwalbe, Brookfield, WI, m the vie for SODA President. Dave Vandcr-issen Sr., Wilson, Ml, and Mike Seefeldt, Sussex, WI, retained their respective offices as Vice P resident and Secretary-downs are not adequate . ) Emerge ncy triangles, fire extinguisher, and a Johnson & Johnson comprehensive first aid kit should be inside the vehicle, secured but easy to reach and remove in emergencies. Southern Pacific residents received an SCCA membership form and a Divisional Champi-onship registration form recently. Both National and Divisional membership are required for 1986. The Divisional' Championship registration form, with $6.00 fee, is necessary for your earned divisonal points to be tabulated for the SO-PAC championship for 1986. All eligible divisional members scores will be tabulated and then relayed to SCAA headquarters in Colorado. Divisional license forms will be available at registration at all SCCA divisional events. The form needs to be completed BEFORE the event starts. The license is good for the calender year. Whether it is October to October,. or J anuary to December is a good question. Beginning in April, a Marshal License program goes into effect. This allows any worker to accumulate credit for experience gained during the year. Non-SCCA members will receive a permanent log book after meeting minimum requirements. SCCA members can earn a Marshal License. Points are earned in designated categories throughout the year. There will be more information on this as I get it. BFGoodrich has withdrawn fro m s ponsorship of the National Pro Rally Series, but they will .continue to offer special support at the divisional level. They devised a plan for competitors in various automo-tive sports to receive special benefits. (Check the BFGood-rich Team T / A ad in this issue -ed.) Good news for families is that there is a reduced membership rate when two or more members are from the same family. Check with me for a family membership form. Next on the SO-PAC schedule is the Rim' of the World Rally, April 25-27 in Lancaster. July features the Prescott Forest Rally. The Pro Rally Board has been invited to this event to hold their mid-year meeting, but nothing is definite on this yet. Treasurer. Dnver's reps elected to the Board of Directors include: Class 1, Bill Jenkins, Minnetonka, MN; Class 1-1600, Greg Smith, Hopkins, MN; Class 3, Matt Foltz, Dousman, WI; -Class 5, Phil Freimuth, Rhinelander, WI; Class 5-1600, Ron Karlman, Ixonia, WI; Class 7, Chuck Johnson, Rockford, IL; Class 9 , Lee Wuesthoff, Mequon, WI; C lass 11, Deb Freimuth, Marshfield , WI; Class 1.3, Sam Konitzer Oconto Falls, W I-Womens Buggy, JoAnn Karpf, Milwaukee, WI; Women's Heavy Metal, Lana Gerlach, LaCrosse, WI. The first three in p01nts in each class in the 1986 SODA Series are listed in order: Class 1 -Scott Schwalbe, WI, Scott Taylor, IL, Dave Vanderm1ssen, Ml; Class 2 -Dan Adams, Ml, Dave Vanderm issen Jr ., MI, Dave Vanderm1sscn Sr. , Ml; Class 1-1600 -Todd Amg, IL, G reg Smith, MN, Mike Poppie, WI; Class 2-1600 - Dave Vander-misscn Jr., MI, Todd Wallace, MI, Doug Motto, Ml; Class .3 -Matt Foltz, WI, Robert and Scott Anderson, MN, Earl Erickson, MN; Class 4 -John·Heidtmann, SUPPORT TEAM REGISTER We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and dou-ble· spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Killarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 CHECKERS 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 TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955 (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 April 1986 MI, Mark Seidler, WI, Rick Rogers, WI; Class 5-1600 -Jim Pfeffer, IL, Roger Wolfe, WI, Ron Karlman, WI; Class 6 -Sheldon Scray, WI, Fay Statezny, WI, Allen Fannin, WI; Class 8 -Jim Sharkey, WI, Roger Lindsay, WI, Dennis Ferdon, WI; Class9 -Scott Taylor, IL, Keith Winkowski, Ml, Tom Schwartz-burg, WI; Class 10 -Terry Severson, WI, Brian Adams, MI, Harvey Lewis, Ml; Class 11 -Matt Trelstad, MN , C~aig and Dick Metz, WI, Chad Ramesh, WI; Class 12 -George Konitzer, WI, Harold Brehmer, WI, Sam Konitzer, WI; Class 18 -Rich Moreau, MI, Dean Bennett, WI, Randy Wagner, MI; Class 19 -Dwayne Walkowski, WI, David Hameister, WI, Brian Urban, WI; Womens Heavy Metal -Tina Zelton, WI, Shirlev Heidtmann, MI, Lisa DeGrave', WI; Womens Buggy, Limited -Rhonda Smith, MN, Laura Guth , W I, Deb Freimuth, WI. more ••• TRAIL NOTES ORSA, THE OFF ROAD SPORTSMEN OF AMERICA, who promote sand drags and short course races in northern California, have moved their evems for 1986 from Marysville to the complex at Sacramento R aceway. ORSA members are raising money for a new sand drag track to parallel the existing quarter m ile strip. T he-members will also build the new strip as well as help build a short course off road track inside the long dormant 5/8 mile sprint car oval. While O RSA has enjoyed the fine facilities at R iverfront Park in Marysville for many years, they are all looking forward to competing in front of the large crowds that Sacramento Raceway regularly attracts. With two National Sand Competition Drag M eets planned for 1986, and a possible major short course event under consideration for 1987, ORSA feels they will more than uphold their tradition of putting on good shows for the race fans of northern California. ORSA has classes for buggies, 4x4s, 3 wheelers, Odysseys and Quad racers, along with Hobby, Sportsman and Pro divisions to fit almost any budget. Check out the schedule and contacts in the Happenings section. -THE PORT WINE RALLY OF PORTUGAL encountered disaster right from the start of the early March WCS event. A Portuguese woman and her 11 year old son were killed and 28 other persons were injured when a rally'car plowed into a crowd of spectators shortly after the start near Estoril. Portuguese driver Joaquim Santos lost control of his Ford on a curve two miles into the five day, 1544 mile rally. "I had to swerve to avoid a spectator in the road and lost control," Santos said. " I ran into the crowd on the next curve." The accident prompted top drivers to abandon the rally, expressing concern over safety conditions. Drivers from factory teams entered in this second round of the championship series this year issued a statement saying they would not stay in the competition because of the crowds of unpoliced spectators on the course. THE GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION has found a •1u1 new home for their local races. The track area at Six Flags in Georgia was sold recently, and it will become an industrial park. There will be a lake where GORRA's track used to be, and it sometimes looked like a lake during the races when the rains came last season. GORRA will go on with their race schedule at a new track, located at Wind er, Georgia. The new track is known as Winder-Barrow Speedway. The GORRA drivers are looking forward to the new area. This track will not be one of mud and dust as the location was last year. The track owner is providing a water truck and other equipment to keep the track in shape. GORRA is planning an enduro, 250 miles or six hours, for their final race in 1986 on November 29 . The location will be announced at a later date. TRICK TRAILING ARMS , a leading manufacturer of specialty and performance suspension products, and Off Road Concepts, builders of custom chassis , race cars, and available for expert race prep, have recently moved down the block in Yucca Valley, CA. The new quarters for the two associated companies in the heart ofthe high desert allow greater production in all phases of the operation. Yucca Valley is close to many major race areas, and both companies offer a variety of services to both the off road racer and off road enthusiast. You will find them both at 7352 Fox Trail, Unit B, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 or call them at (619) 365-0162. COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL A Full Set .. 12 Issues .. of the First Volume of DUSTY TIMES unmarked by mailing labels Early birds will receive the bonus of the Preview issue -Sept. 1983. NOW AVAILABLE -A Full Set - 12 Issues -Volume 2 GET YOUR FULL SET WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS Send just $10.50 for one set or $20.CX) for both sets, check or money order to DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 SHIPPED PRE-PAID VIA U.P.S. DustyTirnes

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Goodies Galore ••• Pre-Runner Bumper Smittybilt dresses up your truck with the fast, clean looks of our new Pre-Runner Bumper. It is available with optional long or short aluminum skid plate, depending on application. Mini and Mid size truck bumpers feature 1 llz inch x .120 wall tubing. Full size truck bumpers feature 2 inch x .120 wall tubing. All bumpers have two light tabs. For more information on the Pre-Runner Bumper and the entire line of bumpers and truck bars, send $3.00 for a catalog to Smittybilt Inc., 2112 No. Lee St., Dept. DT, So. El Monte, CA 91733. Protect Those Push Rods FAT Performance, a leader in off road racing engines, offers a trick push rod tube protector which bolts to the exhaust flanges of any off road VW Type 1 engine. The FAT protectors are made from .080 6061 T.6 alum-inum with half inch radius bends and are gold anodized. They will clear most skid plates and cost just $34.95 a pair. Join the winners! Use FAT components. Send $2.00 for the complete FAT catalog of quality compon-ents for your off road engine to FAT Performance, 1450 No. Glassell, Dept. DT, Orange, CA 92667. New Dual Wiper/Wa w many times in ad weather have you wished for better visibility, when the standard single blade windshield wipers can't keep up. JL Marketing has the solution to this long overlooked safety problem in the new "WX2" dual wiper /washer system. The wipers are available for most import and domestic vehicles, including motorhomes and com-mercial vehicles, in 12, 14, 16, Dusty Times 18 and 20 inch factory replace-ment sizes. Included with the dual wiper is a built-in 3-jet washer system that shoots the fluid directly between the blades. The new system carries a full, one year guarantee and comes with rubber hose, T-fitting, zip ties and all mounting hardware for easy installation, for $38.95. Get yours from JL Marketing, Dept. DT, 8923 lldica St., Unit 126, Spring Valley, CA 92077. Toyota Double Shock Kit Downey Off Road Manufac-turing has recently developed a new style tubular front double shock kit• for the 1979-1985 Toyota 4 WD pickup and 4 Runner. Although other tubular styles have been on the market for quite some time, Downey has developed a really great kit. This new shock kit has many subtle design improvements, uses higher tensile tubing, and, as usual, lives up to Downey's high quality reputation. Get all the details from Downey Off Road Manufacturing, 10001 So. Pioneer Blvd., Dept. DT, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Miss Direct Connection Marcie Krempel won the title of Miss Direct Connection for 1986 over a field of nearly thirty contestants. The pretty model is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives in Detroit .. The new Miss Direct Connection poster is available at your local Dodge, Chrysler-Plymouth dealer, Direct Connection Performance Parts outlet, or by sending $3.95 to Direct Connec-tion Catalog Center, 20026 Progress Drive,.Dept. DT, Strongsville, Ohio 44136. April 1986 Super Car Cover Wolf utomotive has a new super car cover, Evolution-3. The new covers are made of a complex, triple layer, polypropyl-ene fabric designed for strength and breathability. Evolution-3. car covers keep water out and, at the same time, allow air to circulate. The unique car covers are water and stain repellant, as well as bonded to resist punctures or tears. The fabric is pliable and lightweight, just 5.2 ounces per square yard, and these covers are easier to handle and store. They are available for domestic and imported cars in both universal and custom fit patterns. Get the whole story on the Evolution-3, and other products like nose bras, tonneau covers, rear spoilers and steering wheels by sending $2.00 for complete catalog to Wolf Automotive, 121 Nc;-th Sullivan, Dept. OT, Santa Ana, Ca 92703. 4-Way Steering Stabilizer Maintaining steering control over poor roads is easier with a steering stabilizer. 4-Way has improved th~ steering 'stabilizer concept by adding a tempered steel spring around the specially valved dampener. The spring is anchored at both ends of the shock so the steering will return to the center position. Designed for ·two wheel drive and 4x4 trucks, vans, utility vehicles and motor homes, the 4-W ay steering stabilizer is easy to install using brackets engineered for specific applications. The spring tension and shock valving will not over ride or damage power steering units. Vinyl protective boots are available at no extra charge. For complete information contact 4-W ay Suspension Products, 5760 Chesapeake Court, Dept. OT, San Diego, CA 92123. Yokohama's New Mud Digger Tested in winning drives across the major off road racing circuit, Yokohama now has the new, deep tread Mud Digger tire available. The Y812 steel belted radial Mud Digger is the perfect companion to the already estab-lished Super Digger. It provides a remarkably quiet and stable ride , on the pavement without sacrificing tread wear or off road bite because of its exclusive, self cleaning "three-pitch variation" tread design. The 19/32" deep tread Mud Digger is available in four sizes, 30 x 9.50 R15, 31 x 10.50 R15, 31 x 11.50 R15 and 33 x 12.50 Rl5. Check them out at your Yokohama dealer or write for information to Yoko-hama Tire Corp., 1530 Church Road, Dept. OT, Montebello, CA 90640. Goodies Galore at the Score Show The Ninth Annual Score Off Road Show organizers report an all time high in business based on the pace of exhibit sales, with over 130 of the off road equip-ment industry's leading compa-nies signed up to participate in the Show, coming on June 20, 21 and 22. You can see almost everv-thing pertaining to the industry, touch and check prices all at the same time at the Score Show. Show Director Alex Xydias predicts a sell out, even though the space available has doubled in size, if the exhibit space sales continue at the initial rate. This year the show will also offer an off road race track and competi-tion for the radio controlled off road race cars. Get all the skinny on the Score Show by writing them at P.O. Box 6819, Dept. OT, Burbank, CA 91510. Page 41

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-. --- ANDRES N. WITER ~ ( JI r I 7.u TRANSMISSIONS PORSCHE & V.W. SPECIALISTS 12623 SHERMAN WAY-UNIT B NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 PHONE (206) 778-0531 PHONE (818) 765-3566 2006 196TH S.W, UNI, I LYNNWOOD, WA 98036 ADVANCED OFF ROAD EN-TERPRISES 3 WHEELERS ODESSEYS DUNE BUGGYS OFF ROAD RACE CARS HARVEY LANGE JOE REICH c= : 1· & ADVANCED MOTORSPORTS INC. ED FRISK (619) 693-8355 . 8545 ARJONS, SUITE L • SAN DIEGO, CA 92126 ~:,:VvoKOHAMA (818) 885-5181 FOr Serious Performers l!■laiLf.l@> Enterprises P.O. Box 6522 Glendale, CA 91205 KENNY PARKS SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES BEARD'S ''SUPER SEATS'' ED&BARBARA BEARD Page 42 208 4th Avenue E. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (602) 386-2592 Performance Transmission Products (714) 962-6655 10575 Bechler River Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708 COMPLETE TRANSMISSION SERVICE & REPAIR CENTER FOR AUTOS - 4x4s -MOTOR HOMES Send $3.00 for our new 1984 Catalog. NTERS • FISHERMEN ON-OFF ROAD TIRES ATV TIRES WHEELS OFF ROAD LIGHTS .. ::__S:J!~~----SUSPENSION Get the word out about your business, big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $16.00 per month. Home Of The OHAPARRAL RACE CARS SCORE CLASS#1 CHAMPION 1982-83 DISTRIBUTOR FOR FUEL CELLS-ALL SIZES FRONT ENDS-FRONT ARMS-CHASSIS I REAR ARMS-REAR SUSPENSIONS 4080 W. CLARENDON PHOENIX, AZ 85019 602/272-6624 t.,. . -· ..... - . . . , BIRT Bili/TS, WlBllf!l{!)W '" BLOCK NUMBERS WITH STYLE u.sA . ./ {818} 882-7808 1013BCANOGAAVE., CHATSWORTH, CA91311 DIRJ -RIX (602) 253-5289 Championship Off Road Race Car and Truck Fabrication Glenn Evans 1817 W. Willetta Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 Aprll 1986 PERFORMANCE IDJTRRJUiiii:s (818) 361-3033 DAN McGOWAN JOHN VERHAGEN 2022 FIRST STREET SAN FERNANDO, CA 91340 eCUSTOM ROLLeAGES e SUSPENSION MODIFICATION e l?r ~ :u m O (/) I= Tim Lecluse 2952 Randolph Street Unit C Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Telephone (714) 662-7223 s: m ... > ,--n > tD JI 0 ~ 0 z • • ALL T'fPES OF VEHICLES e STREET e STRIP e OFF ROAD TM FREE-STANDING, RUGGED STEEL & NYLON SHELTERS ____ ·,THAT SET-UP IN SECONDS[.,_ . RENTALS VARIOUS SIZES & COLORS RENTALS AVAILABLE 714/627-5727 ·- - AVAILABLE 4751 STATE _ST., BLD. D, ONT AR IQ, CA 91761 FABRICATION SPECIALTIES MIG & TIG 'WELDING -FLAME CUTTING SHEET METAL FABRICATION TUBE BENDING - ROLL BARS - BUMPERS FRAME & SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS 26740 OAK AVE., UNIT H CANYON COUNTRY, CA. 91351 JOHN McDOWELL 805-251-4134 Trucks Baja FAST GLASS Fiberglass Off Road Racing Products 3653 E. Friess Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85032 RANDY SMAY (602) 992-5110 . . 1985 SCORE/HORA ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR VW & Porsche [p,_rJ Racing Engines ~ & Transaxles ___ ___ . PERFORMANCE Intake & Exhaust System Components for VW Type I, Rabbit, TYPE IV, 911 Race Car Preparation 1450 N. Glassel!, Orange, CA 92667 • (714) 639-2833 Dusty Times

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(619) 465-3782 ,, Q\\ aet Your ~i~ "----To_:_!:_!FT_er_,_ FORTI/Y TRA!YSAX.LES 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, Callfomla 92035 ~ Doug Fortin RE·~ASLE V. W. PAffl 11623 SHEL.DON ST. SUN iVALLEY, CA 91352 DENNIS WAYNE PORSCHE PARTS 768-4555 (408) 377-3422 POX RACING SHOX. s.~o McGllJ1cey Lane, Campbel~ Calif. 95008 •; ---~ Fuel Cells Quick FIiis Std. FIiis 10925 Kalama River Road Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 962-0027 FABRICATION ROLL CAGE STRUCTURES SUSPENSION SYSTEMS CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION RACE TRUCK & PRE-RU NNER DENNIS GARMAN (714) 620-1242 (213) 542-9552 1436 EAST THIRD STREET POMONA, CA 91766 YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR OFF ROAD ACCESSORIES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, PICK UP AND HIGH PERFORMANCE VW PARTS Dusty Times WALT LOTT 961 West Dale Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89124 702-361-5404 •Alloy Axles & Spools •Mag Dana 60's •VW Master Diffs. •VW Axles Send This Ad In For A Free 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 P 0. Box 1065 • Solana Beach, CA 92075-0830 • (619) 753-3196 E!Jada V.W. Service 6291 MANCHESTER BUENA ~ ,CA 90621 . 213· 921-1785 ·714-522-4600 NEW & USED PARTS STREET-OFF ROAD-PREP-RACE CARS JIMCO '1:!tia6Uj p~ OFF ROAD RAC!: CARS ALUMINUM BODIES ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 5614570 ---------"Off ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10149 CHANNEL RD. LAKES I DE, CA. 92040 April 1986 JIM JULSON JACK HAEFFELINJ ~~::;;;y;;;;~~~:;_.~=S=end=$=2.=00=-fo=r=Ca=ta=/og==-SUSPENSION SYSTEMS OHN ACING PRODUCTS OHNSON P.O. BOX 81 LEMON GROVE, DEPT. 1 CA 92045 (619) 583-2054 7 Tl•e BAJA 1000 Winner HIGH PERFORMANCE SHOCKS DUAL & TRIPLE SHOCK SYSTEMS ABERClASS 60° V-6 2.8 MOTOR PARTS ACCESSORIES LEDUC OFF ROAD 186 BALDWIN STREET 9 a.m. -7 p.m. WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA 01089 TEL. (413)739-4111 FACE TRUCK FAB. 4WD TRUCK REPAIR INST ANT SERVICE McKENZIE'S AUTOMOTIVE INC. WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTORS FOR CENTER-LINE WHEELS TECTIRA TIRES KC LIGHTS SUPER TRAP SPARK ARRESTORS C IBIE LIGHTS MCKEN~IE AIRFILTERS WRIGHT PLACE DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT WESTERN AUTO TIRES 818-764-6438 818-765-5827 BILSTEIN SHOCKS K.Y .B. SHOCKS BEARD SEATS HEWL A N D GEARS GEM GEARS C ROWN MFG. NEAL PRODUCTS RAPID COOL TRI-MIL 12945 SHERMAN WAY, NO. 4 NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 9180!5 MENDEOLA RACINC TECHNOLOCV VW • PORSCHE • HEWLAND RACINC CEARBOXES (619) 277-3100 7577 CONVOY COURT, SAN DIEGO, CA 92111 cL-CL.-:::> Arizona Dealer • Lola • Hewland ~ 20635 N. Cave Creek Rd., #5, Cave Creek Stage • Phoenix, AZ 85020 Phone: (602) 569-0056 • 569-0057 Page 43

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INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, Including ... • NEAL Cutting Brakes'" • Clutch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cylinders • Hydraulic Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more. Complete Catalog, $3.00. NEAL PRODUCTS, INC. 7171 Ronson Road San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 565-9336 "USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your Performance Dealer Today - Oil - Fuel -Transmissions - Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc., 12414 Hwy. 99 So .. Dept. OT, Everett. WA 98204 OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEERING 6879 ORAN CIRCLE. BUENA PARK. CA. 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 & _4 W 0 . VANS & PICKUPS & MINI TRUCKS GABRIEL RACING SHOCKS _• BAJA RYOERS PRE·RUN TRUCKS • CUSTOM SPRINGS AXLE WORK • CUSTOM SUSPENSION No BLOCKS USED • WELDING & FABRICATION Bill Montague (714) 521-2962 . CUSTOM CHASSIS RACE PREP OFF ROAD CONCEPTS 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Dave Snoddy (619) 365-0162 ORE OFF ROAD ENGINEERING Offao-BaceCan 9720 Cozycroft Chatsworth, CA 91311 GREG LEWIN KIRK CARTWRIGHT (818) 882-2886 V THE POWER IN RACE RADIOS • 90 WATTS • SYNTHESIZE0 (213) 426-7077 • RACE & BUSINESS USE • NEW R0A0MASTER SERIES· 50 WATTS · $499 PHONE CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL 2888 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 Page 44 PORCO PRECISION OFF ROAD COMPANY e,;::;; Retail Parts • Fabrication • Prototype 721 UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO RD. COVINA, CA 91723 TONY VANILLO (818) 915-3847 (818) 915-3848 P.O. BOX 323 • SEAHURST WA, 98062 (206)242-1773 Quality Products Fastener Specialists Heinz (Henry) Buchhardt (213) 633-6971 7022 Marcelle Stri,et AL KEY (213) 515-3570 Paramount, California 90723 DOUG FREEMAN (213) 320-9584 PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE VEHICLES P.O. BOX 3757 GARDENA, CA 90247-7457 Telephone: (714) 535-4437 (714) 5~5-4438 David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 RUSS's V.W. Recycling 3317 S. Peck Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016 (BEHIND TONY'S TRUCK WRECKING) (818) 574-1943 • (818) 574-1944 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, Ghias and 914's April 1986 .--·-~~o (213) 583-2404 SANDERSSER~C~IN~ METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Avenue Los Angeles. California 90001 c'ANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Rick Munyon Larry Smith ~ ' -":t-. . -~ ---Seut 'Ji . ~"'99'1-~ ~ · • 1533 Truman Street San Fernando. Ca. 91340 Phone: (818) 361-1215 SCORE Canada Inc. 390 CHEMIN DU. LAC, LERY, QUE. CANADA J6N 1 A3 514-692-6171 METHANOL-NITROMETHANE-RACING GASOLINE (213) 328-3594 21629 So. Figueroa MiKE HOWARD Carson, Calif. 90745 OPEN 9-5 TUES. THRU FRI. • 8-12 SAT. P.O. Box 610•333 West Broadway•Suite 202 Long Beach, California 90801-0610 (213) 437-4373 RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER Manufacturers of Quality Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS 1649 W. Collins, Orange, CA 92667 714-997-0766 If no answer 714-997 -0767 Dusty Times

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SUPERSTITION 250 SPONSORS JOE STIDMAN'S HEARTLAND MEAT CO. • S.D. OFF-ROADER MAGAZINE • DOUG THORLEY HEADERS • HAL GRAVES SMOG OR TUNE • O'NEAL • FIBER-TECH • HPS • TRICK • BOB HUMMEL'S RACE READY PRODUCTS • THE WRIGHT PLACE • FRT • HOUSE OF BUGGIES • LEGY'S SKID LID R.T. • □COTILLO GENERAL STORE • CLAIREMONT EQUIPMENT RENTALS • CUSTOM DECALS -1986 RACE DATE: AUG. 9 ; INFO: 619-427-5759 A FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM PROMOTION Suspension Components (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 GET INTO "GEAR" WITH THE WINNING NAME IN TIRES Baseball Cap: twill/mesh. one size fits all. your choice of blue, black, grey, red or yellow. $5.00 T-Shirts: 50/50, available in S, M. L. & XL. your choice of blue, white, grey, red or yellow $7.00 Patches: 11/,'' X 5", yellow with black logo. $.50 Decals: 12" X 3" black or white on clea r, $1.00, or 26" X 5" with black. white. red or yellow die-cut letters. $5.00 TO ORDER YOUR "GEAR" please include item. quantity, srze and color. and send check. money order or MC/VISA 11 (Ohio residents add 5 5% tax) to Mickey Thompson_ 1 PERFORMANCE TIRES ------------P.O. Box 227 • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222 Inside Ohio - 216 928-9092 OUTSIDE OHIO - 800 222-9092 TJIZIEN/;:JER ~~~9cf-~ RACING OFF-ROAD FABRICATION & PREPARATION 702 W. 17th Street Phone (213) 432-4808 Long Beach, CA 90813 ~TRACKSJD.E Photo £nt•rprl•s· PO BOX 91767 • LOS ANGELES. CA. 90009 18710 SO NORMANDIE • SUITE C •GARDENA.CA 90248 Jim Ober (213) 327-4493 llACING PIIOTOGllAPHT SPECIALISTS /?I/CE THANS BY JEff flELJJ'S TRfiNSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 998-2739 TA~cr,· racing gasoline Alameda County 916 687-7785 Bakersfield 805 393-8258 Denver 303 452-5239 Hawaii 808 682-5589 Huntington Beach 714 536-8808 LA-Long Beach 213 863-4801 Las Vegas 702 871-1417 Monterey 408 899-1010 Orange County 714 634-0845 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 We sell more racing gasoline than anyone else in the west! Phoenix Portland Riverside Sacramento San Diego Saugus Seattle Spokane Yakima 602 952-2575 503-393-9705 714 787-8141 916 962-3514 619 460-5207 805 259-3886 206 J7 2-2917 509 483-0076 509-248-3271 Division of Off Road Concepts 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Dave Snoddy (619) 365-0162 M ICHAEL STEWART VIDEO PRODUCTIONS OFF-ROAD RACING VIDEO MIC HAEL STEWART (714) 796-4122 P .O. Box 129 BRYN MAWR. C A 92318 Performance Parts and Accessories 9158 Las Tunas Temple City, CA 91780 (818) 285-5944 (818) 285-5973 THE WINNERS eHaleE Fact is, WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS have been used by more winning drivers and engine builders in 1985 than any other brand! Ask the top professionals before buy-ing your next cam. Call us for your winning cam for street', strip and off-road. Send $3 for complete 1986 catalog. Engine & Machine WOODS WHEEl. WORKS Phone (602) 242-0077 2733 W. Missouri VW -PORSCHE • OFF ROAD 94 7 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, C A 92069 (619) 741-6173 Custom Wheels -Off Road Accessories Phoenix, Arizona 85017 ROtVWs Wright Publishing Co., Inc. Box 2260 • 2949 Century PL • Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 " Get the word ou t about your business, big or small. Put your business ca~d in the 0GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $16.00 per month. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison Saturday dem o rides · are scheduled in the lot across from Antelope Valley Nissan. Rally films and video will be featured in the dealer's showroom. Come early for the RIM T-shirts, they go fa st - faster than some of your cars, ahem. Early bird registration is $ 120.00, or pay $ 150.00 later. Sponsored entries can guarantee a "still shot" photo spot of your vehicle in the film. The cost is $50.00. For current information contact Mike or Paula at (619) 375-8704. class offering placement for newer cars within CRS as well as the national rally events. Contact Scott Child, Chad DiMarco or Don Lindfors for input or any update on these details. Dusty Times Be sure to attend the first 1986 C R S r ally, RIM OF THE WORLD. It is headquartered in Lancaster, CA and happens on April 25-2 7. The roads will be rougher than last year because of the recent rains. Budget cuts for the Forestry Service eliminated some crews ·and maintenance. The course is generally the same as in 1985, with a similar time schedule for activities. The The Gibeaults have completed their plans for an outstanding video company to film the event. April 1986 The Stock GT group is finalizing their proposed plans to introduce a new entry class into CRS rallying. Specifications are closely tied to the SCCA Production GT regulations. The committee's intent is to create a THE CARSON VALLEY RALLY requested a date change from May to June 5-7. The Nor'wester Rally gained national status recently, and the May date was a conflict. So , mark your calendars! Page 45

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Classified ••• 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, FOR SALE: 1985 Bronco, Class channeled cab, full wheel travel. 14, 1985 P.O.S.T. High Points $25,000.00. Call Glenn at ( 619) Champion. Scout frame with leaf 447-3810 or (619) 444-3361. springs, Rough Country, Art FOR SALE: 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: 1984 Ranger, Class 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, Parker 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. 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. ,:,:-:··:,0/4:i,~_,_,,,...._._@ FOR SALE: Mirage 1-1600, like new. Fox, Wright, combos, Weld wheels, BFGoodrich, 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 (517) 799-0182 or (517) 793-4703 and ask for Wayne. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, 114" wb, German Auto engine, Hew land gears, Bilsteins, P /S, discs, turbo cvs, aux. torsion, combo spindles, 10" shock front end, BFGs. Built with the best parts available. Fresh engine, clutch and trans. Many spares. Race prepped and ready. Includes Dico dual axle trailer with hyd. brakes. $18,000. (714) 891-3059, eves. FOR SALE: Two 1985 Dodge Shelby Turbo Production GT Rally Cars. Ready to rally. Cars are factory cars and finished second and fourth in 1985. $8,000. each. Can work complete spares package, · as little or as much as you want. I need to sell the cars. Call John Crawford, (313) 476-7169. FOR SALE: Funco Hustler, Class 1 or 10 (9). Race ready, quality components, well maintained. With motor and trans, $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 1001 Chrome Moly Class 1 or 10 car. Best of everything. 10" wide front end and rear suspension. Power steering, Summers four wheel disc brakes, Wright combo links and spindles and arms; car set up for water pumper or VW air cooled 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'. F unco 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 lOmotor. $9500.00 or make an offer. MUST SELL. Contact Phil or Mike, (312) 869-2'434 days or . (312) 540-5967 evenings. FOR SALE: Single Seat race car. Good for 1-1600 class or Ultra-Stock. Get all the details by calling Mike Goodbody, (619) 753-0358. A steal at $3000. FOR SALE: March 79B Formula Atlantic. Complete with fresh Cosworth BOA engine. Spares include six wheels, front nose wing & mold, gears, axles, Koni shocks, suspension parts, engine mounts, etc. $8500. Contact] .C. Myers at (619) 256-2442 o r (619) 256-8198. FOR SALE: Chaparral, 114 in. WB, everything virtually new. 2388 cc with Rimco, Berg, Carella, Weber, IRS, Super Diff, Hewland, 4:86. Suspension -Wright, Palmer, Sway-A-Way, C.M. stubs, 4 wheel Wilmot discs, Fox. Plus - Beard, Neal, Parker, Wright P/S, Centerlines, Yokohamas (8 spares), K.C., 32 gal. fuel cell and much more. Race prepped and ready for $11,000.00. Call Jim at (602) 274-0668, (602) 938-8640. FOR SALE: t835 cc complete engine, ready to install. Single port heads, dual Solex carbur-etors. A steal at $950.00. Call Jerry at (805) 527-9139 after 3:00 p.m. FOR SALE: 1979 Winnebago Motorhome, 29' Chieftain, dbl. bed, microwave, 6.5 Onan gen., dual roof a/ c, 40,000 miles, original owner. Excellent condi-tion. $24,500. (714) 897-5641. FOR SALE: Raceco 1-1600, 114" wb, chrommoly chassis, professionally built. 10" travel front end, 13" rear travel, Fox and Bilstein shocks, Wright rack & pinion, combo spindles, UMP PIS, 20 gal. Fuel Safe cell, D & D aluminum, Edwards tires, Center-line wheels. Best of everything. Must see to appreciate. $12,000 complete race ready, or will sell less engine and trans. Call Jim Moulton, (818) 882-2886 days or ( 818) 366-4943 eves and weekends. r------- ---.. -..-.. ~ --- - - - - - - - - ... -~ --- - ---- - - - - - - - - - ...... ---._ I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 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. All classified ads must be paid in advance. Enclosed is $ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. Name Address _______________________ Phone _______ _ City ------------,---------State _____ Zip ______ _ Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Page 46 April 1986 I I I I I I I I I I FOR SALE: Pre-runner. Two seat, chrome moly chassis, 114" wb, 1835 cc, Hewland gears, Sway-A-Way, turbo CVs, Wright spindles & box, Center-lines, Bilsteins, KC's AMS front arms, Dura Blue stub axles, tool box, ice chest. Complete for $3500 or will sell w / o engine and trans. ( 714) 897-5641. FOR SALE: Sprint Car. Four bar torsion,.Lee power steering, two fuel injected 355 & 384 3/ 4 stroker, 4 bolt mains, steel cranks, roller cams, and Tappets, aluminum heads, Hildebrand live axle, many extra gears. Tires and aluminum wheels, polished wings, two axle trailer, storage, tire rack, ready for the dirt track. $14,000. Call Dan at (805) 937-1986. WANTED: Race car builder! Nissan factory off road truck team. Full charge crew chief and builder. Design, fabrication, assembly, organization and race logistics. Contact Jim at (619) 449-6673. POSITION AVAILABLE: Assis-tant to Race Director for Stadium Racing Series. Must be self starter, extremely dedicated to a job in racing, and should be willing to travel. Must have a good mechanical understanding of race vehicles, be neat in appearance, and able to make decisions. Excellent opportunity for the right person. Resume required. Send to Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, 53 Woodlyn Lane, Bradbury, CA 91010. FOR SALE: Class II Funco, totally race ready. 14" rear travel, Wright front end, Rack & Pinion, combo spindles, fresh 2180 roller crank motor. Parker Pumper, Beard seats, Woods trailing arms, 930 cvs, Dura Blue flanges, Summers stub axles, Centerlines, Delane Edwards tires, Sway-A-Way torsion bars, adjusters, axles. Type II Hewland gearbox. (If purchased in L.A. or Orange County area I will sponsor trans for a full year of racing.) For info' call John Say at (213) 432-4622. Race In The Famous SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 1, 1986 Explore New Trails in Scenic Mexico During The Classic June Event. The pivot race in the SCOREIHDRA POINTS SERIES For details call SCORE INTERNATIONAL 818-889-9216 Dusty Times

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A The Losers By Judy Smith In the absence of any long desert races to create Losers, we thought we'd maunder a bit about the loss of some races. One that we regret is the loss of the California 400. For years the first race of the season was this cold weather charmer in Barstow. · The first one, in '72, was an interminable 11 laps long, lasting until dawn, and suffering through freezing night time temperatures. Bobby Ferro soloed in a Sandmaster car to win almost $3000 in purse money. It never again ran 11 laps, and became a favorite with the racers, who were usually rarin' to go after a holiday season break. One of the nice things about the timing was that it was often pos-sible to pre-run for the race on the New Year's holiday, and folks could enjoy a safe-and-sane New Y ear'.s camped in the desert. The weather in the Barstow area was generally brisk, but sunny and clear at that time of year. We remember one, which we think was in '75, which was dust free all day, thanks to a snow FOR SALE: Two seat Hi]umper, new 1835, new close ratio trans, fuel cell, Beard seats. 10" wider front beam with Wright arms, 3x3 rear arms, Bilsteins, Center-lines, take all with the trailer, $5500. Call Kelly, (805) 461-1371 or (805) 466-6374. FOR SALE: Chaparral Tandem, Class 2. 118" wb, Chrommoly frame, Fat Type IV, new bus tranny, Hewland gears with carrier, Curnutt tranny savers, Beard seats, Pumpers, UMP power steering, Summers Bros. outboard CV s and disc brakes, the best of everything. Call Steve at (602) 994-4029. FOR SALE: Funco Class 10, a complete competitive car. Fox shocks front & rear, Centerlines, Leighton trans, Summers Bros. axles. Spares include front A-arms, steering boxes, Fox shocks, tie rods, axles, wheels, etc. $6500 O.B.O. Contact J.C. Myers at (619) 256-2442 or (619) 256-9198. SALE: A~di 4oho. Ran;' car, ex Buffum unit. Built in Germany. Complete and ready to rally with numerous spares. A steal at $7500. Call Alan at(714) 751-8880. FOR SALE: Wright Place 5" wider front beam, with racing spindles and links. Wright Place rack & pinion with racing tie rods, Ford ends. All in good shape and ready to go. Call ( 616) 964-8451 evenings in Michigan. Dusty Times storm a week before which had put about a foot of snow on the ground. The snow had made it hard for the pre-runners, but it gradually melted and dampened the desert. This turned out to be the ideal way to water'a course, because the melt water didn't run off like rain would, it soaked in to a depth of a foot or so, and there was simply no dust all day. Perfect racing conditions. The California 400 was an annual event for 12 years, the last one running in '83. Then in '84, HDRA, who'd been the promo-ters for some years, moved their first event to Laughlin and changed to a late February date, abandoning January. We have also lost the Mexi-cali-San Felipe SCORE race, which we sorely miss. Starting in Mexicali, this event ran south-ward to San Felipe, then turned around and came back to Mexi-cali. It was a quickie, getting the winners back in time for lunch, and even the limited class fin-is hers could. have a leisurely shower before enjoying dinner at FOR SALE: Funco Class 1 with 4 cyl. Ford Cosworth engine, built & maintained by Cosworth Eng. Comes complete with Hilborn injection & Weber carbs. Hewland 5-speed w/ new R & P, aluminum front beam, Fox shocks front & rear, Center-lines. Spares include clutches, gears, wheels, front and rear trailing arms, complete ignition, axles, shocks, etc. $18,000 or best offer. Contact J.C. Myers at (619) 256-2442 or (619) 256-8198. FOR SALE: 1966 Highway Prod-uct Transporter. 3 5 feet long, Cummings Diesel, power air brakes, 150 gallon fuel capacity, 5-speed. Cruise at 70 mph. New Firestone tires, 9 mpg average. 20 feet ofliving quarters with water, stove, refrigerator, sleeps 4½. Rear entry to 15 feet long equip-ment area. Can be changed over to haul race cars. $17,500. Some trade acceptable. Call George Tripes, (619) 562-1800. FOR SALE: Baja Bug pre-runner. This car has the best of everything! FAT, Transaxle Engineering, the Wright Place, so on and so forth. This vehicle has been beautifully handcrafted, and I would love to keep it. However, I race trucks now. The first $6,000 takes it. Please call, ask for Cal at (714) 894-7343. FOR SALE: Chevy Class 8 race car or Pre-runner. Street legal, Beard seats, 12 shocks, Lee power steering, 350 motor & trans, 45 gallon fuel cell, BF-Goodrich, spare wheels & tires. $10,000. Call Dave, (619) 365-8942. an early hour. The weather was generally balmy for this spring time event, and, because it ran more or less parallel to the highway, both coming and going, it was fairly easy to pit and chase. Contingency folk liked being so close to the border, and folks timid about being in Mexico could stay in stateside motels just north of the border and still get to the start line easily. The inaugural Mexicali-San Felipe race was in '78, and John Johnson soloed to the win in a Class 1 car that year. In '84, the last of these early spring races was headquartered in San Felipe. The winners were Corky and Scott McMillin, in their two seater. Then the race calendars got too crowded and something had to go. We also lost the Borrego Springs races a long time ago. We don't have the history of these· events, but remember them in the early '70s. They were two day events with a nice twist. The main race was run on Saturday, and Sunday was reserved for the novices. Any car that had run in Saturday's race and survived, could run on Sunday. It cost about half as much to enter; the course was the same, run for less laps, and only novices were eligi-ble to drive. It wasn't too care-fully monitored, and occasion-"ally someone could. get in two days of racing, as long as he didn't finish too well and draw attention to himself. Traditionally, racers let the hardworking members of their pit crew get a chance to drive for a change. But some also intro-duced their older children, wives and neighbors to the sport in these races. It was a chance to see what it was . like, and what a driver could do, in a relaxed and inexpensive way. And it didn't matter much what happened, because the main event had already come and gone. Another lost course ran down in Baja on the Pacific side of the peninsula. This was a summertime race run by the Baja Racing Association (BRA5, under the leadership of Bill Mar-tin. The races started and fin-ished in Santo Tomas, about 28 miles south ofEnsenada, and ran in a loop of nearly60 miles out to the beach and back. Because it was so near the coast it was generally· cool on most of tb_e course, although we remember it being very warm right at Santo Tomas. Obviously, there weren't many accommodations in Santo Tomas, though there is one small motel. Most of the racers camped in the camp ground, but some stayed in Ensenada and did a lot Coming Next Month ... WHY AREN'T YOU??? A DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS U.P .S. EVERY MONTH TO YOUR DOOR YOU PAY NO SHIPPING CHARGES , GET ALL THE RACE AND RALLY NEWS FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Contact DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Avenue, Suite O Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-5600 of running up and do~n the highway. There were only two, or maybe three of these events, and one of them was highlighted by the presence of Walker Evans trying out a single seat buggy for the first time. We remember him coming around a corner too wide, running into a stout fence post, and not being able to find the Volkswagen's elusive reverse gear. The highly entertained spectators in the area had to push him back off his obstacle so he could get going again. The BRA also used to run · some fairly popular races on the other side of Baja. Martin was probably the first organizer to , use some of the mileage around Mexicali, down through Tres Pozos and over toward Chinero for cars. Bikers had apparently run there for years, but Martin had some good races for the four wheeled folks. These events all ran in the early to mid-seventies, and came to an abrupt halt with the death of Martin in an auto-mobile accident. There were a host of one shot races that looked good, but couldn't get off the ground for one reason or another, in future years. But, as racing got more expensive, and open land got harder to find, we saw fewer and fewer of these, until they finally disappeared. We almost Lost the Mint this year, but got a last minute reprieve, losing instead the Laughlin race. Let's hope we can hang on to the rest of them. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS A & D Buggies ... ......... 10 A.D.R.A .................. 18 Armstrong Tire Co. . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . . 5 Burks Off Road Racing . . . . . . 37 Chevrolet Motor Division . . . . . . 9 C.O.R.E. . ................ 39 Der Transaxle Shop . . . . . . . . . . 4 Dura Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Eriksson Industries . . . . . . . . . 13 Filler Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . 29 BFGoodrich -Tire Division . . . 23 HDRA Mint 400 ....... ..... 8 Ja Mar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 La Plant Performance . . . . . . . 28 McKenzie Automotive . . . . . . . 35 Mazda Motors of America . . . . . 2 Ron Metz & Associats ... ·. . . . 24 Mikuni American Corp. . . . . . . 17 Nevada Off Road Buggy ...... 31 '!jc Nissan Motor Corp. USA . . . Back Cover Score International . ... 5, 13, 32, 38, 40, 46 Score Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Marvin Shaw Performance SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Smittybilt, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Snore, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Sports Racing Products . . . . . . 27 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 PRO CAN AM KITTITAS 250 STADIUM RACING AT THE ASTRO DOME AMSA CALIFORNIA 500 KM FLORIDA400 SAFARI RALLY IN KENYA SHORT COURSE RACING IN GEORGIA ... plus all the regular features April 1986 Toyota Motorsports ......... · 25 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . 34 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . . . 16 Uni Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Unique Metal Products 26 Valley Performance -Hewland ............... 20 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Page 47 -

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