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1986 Volume 3 Number 6 Dusty Times Magazine

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NISSAN 4X4. HARDBODY. ► THE HOT SET-UP. The !otal_ly new Nissan 4x4. Inspired by an attitude thatcan only be described by one word-domination. Start with the sheet metal. It's tightly wrapped around a sleek, muscular body. Not an ounce of fat on it. So taut, so tough, so utterly bold fn design, it could only be called a Hardbody. Pop the hood. Checkout the SE, with the biggest engine avail-able in any compact truck-ever. Size-up the biggest factory-available tires on any compact truck. The new Nissan. Ultimate Hardbody. Ultimate 4x4. BIGGEST V-6 IN THE CLASS. In the SE, workout Nissan's new fuel-injected 3.0 liter overhead cam V-6. With 140 horsepower, no other compact truck pumps out more power. Or, choose Nissan's twin-spark, hemi-head 2.4 liter NAPS-Z inline-4. It's got the most power-106 horsepower-and torque of any leading standard compact fruck. BIGGER, ROOMIER INSIDE. Nissan designed this new truck around its most important payload-you. The cab is Nissan's biggest ever. Large side windows and a huge windshield provide Nissan's best-ever visibility. New insulation reduces interior · noise. Ventilation is improved.too. LONGER, WIDER OUTSIDE. This new Hardbody is the longest, widest, most aero-dynamic truck Nissan's ever built. Double walls of steel shape a cargo box so wide, so deep, so long, the new Long Bed (shown here) has the biggest cargo volume of any compact truck, including all other Long Beds. BUILT TOUGHER FROM THE GROUND UP. Every Hardbody truck is built around a new, reinforced box-ladder chassis as tough as the steel from which it's stamped-a chassis that handles 1400 lbs. of payload. A clean new underbody design-featuring a beefed-up independent front suspension.-stronger torsion bars, and new rear leaf springs-delivers the highest minimum running ground clearance of any leading compact truck. BIGGEST, FATTEST TIRES. The biggest, widest (P235/75R15) factory-standard tires for any compact truck are on the SE model 4x4. If the biggest aren't big enough, trick-out the SE with Nissan's optional 31x10.5R15's mounteq. on new alloy wheels. There's only one hot set-up. The new Nissan 4x4 Ha_rdbody. Ready for the road in any . condition. Because there's never been a truck in better condition. THENAMEIS -NISSAN

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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 Contad 1'USTY flMES 5331 Deny Avenue, Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 (818) 889-5600 FOR SALE: Chaparral, 114 in. WB. Everything virtually new. 2388 cc with Rimco, Ber g, Carella, W eber, IRS, Super diff., Hew land, 4:86. Suspension from Wright, Palmer, Sway-A-Way, C.M. stubs, 4 wheel Wilmot discs, Fox. Plus, Beard, Neal, Parker, WrightP /S, Centerlines, Yokohamas, (8 spares) K.C., 32 gal. fuel cell and much more. Race prepped and ready for $9500. Call Jim at (602) 274-0668 or ( 602) 938-8640. FOR SALE: 1650 cc Gorilla VW Class 10 engine & late bus trans. Engine has all the best.Just made fresh with lots of head work. T rans has complete set low Hewlands with 4 spider carrier. Also just race prepared. Sell/ trade. $4000 or trade for fish ski O.B. boat motor and trailer. All or part. Call Paul after 6:00 p.m. at (213) 531-3293. FOR SALE: Porsche 6 cylinder off road race engine (twin brother to Danny Letner's Parker winning engine). Com-plete, minus headers, tested and built by Volker Bruckmann. Very quick, very strong, and very reliable. Never been raced . . Priced for sale at $9999, cash. Call (619) 578-1585. FOR SALE: Class 1 1984 Jimco. Bruckmann Porsche 2.8, 6 cyl. engine. Twin brother to Danny Lerner's Parker winning engine. UMP power steering, Super Boot bearing housing, axles, cvs, coil over W right front and rear sus-pension, 12 Fox shocks, Porsche brakes, perfect set up for River-side and desert. 2 Porsche gear-boxes. Enclosed Caller 23 foot trailer. $25,000 will take it all.. This one can fly!! Call Volker at (619) 578-1585. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 1983 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup. Ex Team MacPherson truck and winner of the Baja 1000. Chevrolet billboard truck, street legal, low, low miles, Class 7 ready. Truck prepped by Pre-cision Preparation and T-Mag. $12,000 O.B.O. Contact (714 ) 759-8422 days. MUST SELL EVERYTHING: 197 4 Fiat 124 Pro Rally car. One race on new engine. SCCA log book, second car for spares. $2000 O.B.O. 14 foot trailer, single axle, new, $800 O.B.O. Pair of Hella 2000 in box, Sonic intercom, new Corbeau ·seat, lots more. Call for prices. ( 408) 972-8886. FOR SALE: 1985 Parker 400 winn~r , Class 2-1600 . 111" wheelbase, 1640 lbs. dry, all aluminum body, only the finest parts used. UMP power steering, Fox position sensitive shocks, turbo CVs, Summer Bros. stubs, 22 gal. fuel cell, Taylor seats, Neal pedals and turning brake, 100 percent stainless steel plumbin g, Wright comb o spindles, JT front arms, .091 trans by Jeff Fields with new Hewland ring & p inio n and Dukes aluminum carrier. Fast and reliable motor by EMS. Everything is fresh and ready to race. Car cost $28,000 to build, will sell for $14,500. Serious inquiries only. Call Fred at (818) 889-0294 evenings. Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer Call (818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, C A 9130 I STAN PARND.L'S . Action News The Score/HDRA combina-tion set yet another record of keeping their entry numbers near the 400 mark at the recent Mint 400 race. The 1986 season has had the best turn out of racers on average than any we have ever seen in off road racing in past years. O ur hat goes off to Sal Fish and W alt Lott for their right combination, and for putting on such good races. The Mint 400 had a series of firsts this year. A first is that it was organized by Walt Lott, who has been the chief steward for many, many years. A first is that now the race is a part of the Score/HDRA points series. A first at contingency was that all the race cars stopped coming through about 6:00 p.m. All the years before, it was six to midnight and the cars were loaded all the time on Fremont Street. A first was the course, one hundred and five miles of pure hard work with very little, only one high speed run, area to relax and take a breather. A first was the chance to see the Mint 400 go forward under the guidance of the HDRA. The House of Buggies, formerly owne d by J im Bradfield, then Nick Nicholson, is alive and doing well down · south in Lemon Grove. The new owner is Mike Lund, not the one who drives in Class 1, but Michael Lund who drives a Baja Bug. Stop by and say hello. Mike Goodwin of Stadium Motorsports announced this month that 1987 would see six to seven short course races with guaranteed purses of $20,000. Goodwin will also co-promote _ several races at Glen Helen Park with Marty Tripes. Next year looks like it will be a full season for the short course racers, with the purses increasing just as the cars are increasing in cost. The video market is really booming. After each off road race, fly ers are mailed to each entrant. But some buyers are complaining that the tapes purchased are either a commer-cial that features only one class or the video is only aoout twelve minutes long. We -recently purchased one tape that was over an hour long, with good coverage. So, there are good ones, just take your time and check them out. We received word from Walt Lott that the Mint 400 had a record $312,000.00 in contin-gency pledges this year for the racers. With this type of support, all we. can do is get better and go up higher. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS A & D Buggies . : . ......... · . . . . . . ...... 51 A.D.f:t.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 44, 59 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 · Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Candy Canes . ................... . .... 51 Champion Bead Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 C.O.R.E ................................ 4 Dura Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Filler Products ........................ 47 Formula Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 General Tire -Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 BFGoodrich -Tire Division ......... 30-31 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co ............. 2 Rod Hall Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 High Desert Racing Association ........ 10 Ja Mar Performance _Products . . . . . . . . . . 49 K C Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Bob Leighton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Light Bar Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Mazda Motors of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 McKenzie Automotive . . . . ... ........... 28 MEG$ .............................. . . 32 Mikuni American Corp. . ...... . ........ 43 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Coming Next M onth ... Nissan Motor Corp., USA . . . . . Back Cover Score Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Marvin_ Shaw Performance Products 45 Silver Dust Racing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Smittybilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 S.N.O.R.E., Ltd. . .................. .... 39 Sports Racing Products .... ........ . . . 25 Summers Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Superstition 250'111 ... . .... : .. .. 10, 50, 58 Sway-A-Way Corp ................. .... 19 Team Mazda ......... · ....... . . . ....... 36 Team T/A ................. ... . ..... . . . 29 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group .............. . . . 9 Toyota Motorsports ...... . ........... . 11 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Tri-Mil Industries ...................... 15 Uniden Race Radios ........ .......... . 38 Uni Filter .......... ............. . ..... 53 Unique Metal Products . . ......... ..... 48 Valley Performance - Hewland ... ...... 16 Web-Cam ............................. 34 Wright Place . .... . .......... . ..... . . . . 26 THE SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL IBE MONTREAL OLYMPIC STADIUM RACE "ONE OF THE BEST' -:-Bill Capatch 0 1985 Sptsm. Winner THE MEMORIALDAY 100 SCCA NOR'WESTER PRO RALLY FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUND RACE ONE LAP OF AMERICA ... plus all the regular features June 1986 HIGH COUNTRY 15 JULY 12 FLAGSTAFF, AZ P.O. Box 34810 " A.D.R.A. Phx, AZ 85067 602-252-1900 Page 59 .,

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I I LI THE CL·ASS 8: WALKER EVANS BLASTS TO VICTORY IN HIS BIG DODGE RAM. In classical mythology, th~ southwest wind is know as "Vultumus'.' But when it started kicking out 30 and 40 mile-per-hour licks to the sand and silt at the Mint 400 off-road classic, Vulturnus became known by a few other choice words. And understandably. Because the dust virtually blinded the drivers. And hid the sharp-faceted rocks and the back-wrenching, truck-busting ruts of the world's tough-est off-road course. But for Goodyear drivers, Walker Evans and · J.M. Bragg·, the wind, the rocks, the ruts ancf the dust weren't enough to hold them down. WRANGLER: 1, 2 & 3 IN CLASS 8. In Class 8, the top three finishers raced on Goodyear Wrangler radials. And averaging 38.56 mph, Walker Evans won LER CLASS 3: J.M. BRAGG BLOWS-OFF THE COMPETITION IN HIS 4WD JEEP CJ-7. his record-setting, eighth Mint 400 crown. ~n Class 3, J.M. Bragg, also·on Goodyear Wrangler radials, took his second consecutive Mint 400win. Congratulations to Walker and J.M. And thanks for proving again how Goodyear Wrangler radials are engineered to take on the toughest conditions any truck can encounter. So no. matter what kind of truck you own, get the very same tires w~race. Get a set of Goodyear Wrangler radials. Because when you run with Wranglers, even your toughest trails can be a breeze. YOU EITHER HAVE WRANGLER RADIALS. OR YOU NEED THEM. GOOD/YEAR

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Volume 3 Number 6 June 1986 In This Issue.-•• FEATURES Page ., HDRA Mint 400 ................................. . 14· /~ii ra Jeep Cup Rally in Arizona ........................... 25 Sand Ridge Baja ............................ ....... 26 Rim of the World Rally ............................ 28 Stadium R acing at the Rose Bowl .................... 32 IOII-SNORE Yoko Loco ..... ........................... 38 VORRA Season Opener at Prairie City ............... 40 SCCA Tulip 200 Pro Rally ......... ................. 42 Horn Rapid Sagebrush Shootout ..................... 44 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow Associate Editor Richard Schwalm Controller John Calvin Con tri bu tors Darla Crown Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake -W inn ii: Essen her" Homer Eu hanks r Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Bill Oursler Brenda Parker David R yskamp Walt Schwalbe Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Darlene Thackston Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham. Typesetting & Pi:_oduction Michelle's Typesetting Services THE OFFICIAL VOICE Of SC()RE CANADA AND=_ -rsrfJ•¾vt~ ""i@\--=" -- u ___ _ ~ ===-Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, bur is not responsible for such material.-Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY·TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES combined with-OFF ROAD ACTION NEWS, "USPS-305-609'' is published monthly by Hill-side Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be repro-duced without written permission from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave. , Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Jeep YJ Wrangler ........... ......... ; ............. 47 Glen Helen Park Short Course Racing ............... . 48 Sun Devil Stadium Race ........................... . 50 Tour de Corse Rally .......... ............. -.... : ... 52 Dusty Racing in Georgia ....................... ..... 53 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Soap Box by Jim Short . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes ................. ; ... ......... .......... 4 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ........................ ... 6 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pony Express ........ -...... : ...................... 37 Desert Warfare .................................... 41 Pit T earn Reports . ................................. 46 Rally Reports ...................... ............... 46 -The Losers by Judy Smith .......................... .. 51 Good Stuff Directory ....... · ....................... 54 C lassified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Stan Parnell's Action News .......................... 59 ON THE COVER -The Class 2 Funco Warrior O.R.E. had good reason to kick up its heels during the Mint 400. Driven by Cameron Thieriot and Greg Lewin, it performed without problems during the entire race. The t~am scored their-first class win at the Mint 400, and they not only won Class 2, they finished second overall, having led overall at the halfway point. Color Photography by Jim Ober of Track side Photo Enterprises. I\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! D 1 year - $12.00 □ 2 years -$20.00 D 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---------- --------- --------- -If you are among the many who are not amused by cars on the freeway, housing only adults, proudly displaying the sign child ( or_ bahy) on board, this pie might give you a chuckle. The sign was seen on Roger Lord's 1-2-1600 while it passed through contingency row at the Great Mojave 250. Perhaps Lord figured you had to be childish in the mind to stand in the hot sun and push an off road racer slowly through to tech inspection. _Or maybe it was to demonstrate just how nutty this-current fad of rear window signs has becc)me. 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;_. anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 will be considered for publi_cation. -JL Address -------------------------City State ___ _______________ Zip ___ _ _ ___ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) Dusty Times June 19~ Page 3

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C Gassified ... 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. -FOR SALE: New ATL Cell, 22 gal. $350.00. MSD 7 AL-2 4 cyl.-model; $250.00. PEL TOR Intercom, $250.00. Special Rally Tires: Pirelli P7 M&S 195VR 15 and 155VR13, Dunlop MK II 195x14, Bridgestone -165x13, Yokohama 001-R 155xl3 DOT legal. All tires, $40 each. Toyota & Datsun Rally Mags, $35 eac;h. Toyota Starlet Gr A parts: $500 for all. Corolla & MR2 16 valve motors ancl 5-speed, $1500/ both. Call (818) 764-9013, 10 a.m . ._ 6 p.m. WANTED TO BUY: Videos of off road racing-at Corona, Saddleback, Glen Helen, El Cajon Speedway, Imperial Fairgrounds, or any other short course or closed .course tracks. Homemade, professional or just taped from TV are just fine. Just want racing tape, old races fine. Call Randy, (614) 772-1042. FOR SALE: Funco, Class 1-2-1600 car. Very clean, race ready. Asking $10,500 complete. Call Phil Rowan at (716)665-4504. FOR SALE: Class 10 Desert FOR SALE: RACE VIDEO: 1986 Great Mojave 250, 1986 Mint 400, 1986 Parker 400, Rolling Thunder (Cl. 3, 4 , 7, 8). Other 1985 races. $39 .50 each. Specify VHS or Beta: Call after 6 p.m. for more info. Michael Stewart, (714) 796-4122, or send check to Off Road Video, P.O. Box 129, Bryn Mawr, CA 92318. WANTED: Odyssey Challenger chassis with rear suspension, complete or less engine. Want for son to run the desert on his own. Used is fine, but not worn out and broken. Call Ken at (209) 668-8082. FOR SALE: Class 3 Ford Bronco. Only been raced five times. All the best equipment. Fully ready to race. Many spare parts. Please call for specific details after 5:00 p.m., (213) 370-3202. 4130 Woods chassis. Woods BUY A WINNER! 1983 rear trailing arms, Wright front SCORE and HDRA Class 7 end'. Hewland Bus trans, rear · Championship Mitsubishi built discs, the best of everything. Less by John Baker. Extremely than one hour time from ground reliable. Fresh Borg Warner 5 up rebuild. Ready to race, speed, Summers axles, Works $10,500.00 or $7500.00 less Performance aluminum shocks, motor/trans. Call Jack Woodsat 40 gallon fuel cell , etc. (602) 242-0077 or (602) 938-·$29,000.00 (less engine). Call 4792. John at (818) 240-7051. FOR SALE: Funco Hustler ST. Air suspension, front and rear. Hewland gears, Saco differential, Funco power steering, four wheel discs with separate steering brake calipers, Edwards arid Desert Dog tires, Centerlines, many other first class extras. Race ready with Class 1 or 10 motor. MUST SELL, $6000.00 Contact Phil or Mike, (312) 869-2434 or (312) 540-5967 eves. FOR SALE: Oval window Baja Bug, pre-runner or 5-1600 race car. Current street license, bumper to bumper roll cage, IRS rear with dual shocks, king pin front end. 30 gal. gas tank. Only $2450.00. Lie. ti 415 DNR. Call (818) 330-6708. FOR SALE: Class 5 car. Full frame·, Parker Pumper, fuel cell, KYBs, new belts, with or without engine & parts. - Negotiable, $3000.00. Call Jim at (209) 728-1185. FOR SALE: 1969 Datsun 510 Pro Rally race car. 1600 full race engine with dual Webers, Trans-Am exhaust system,· nine Cibie lights and h'undreds of trick parts. $3000 O .B.O. Spare parts sold separately: mag rims, 5 speed middle-close ratio trans, 2000 engine, steel rims, standard 510 4 speed trans. Call (818) 842-6046. FOR SALE: 197 4 Ford Pre-runner or Rally truck. Full cage front to rear bushing mounted to frame. Built 351 C6 A-1 automatic, 12 shocks, all rebuild-able, 40 gallon tank, floater rear end, 4: 10 locker, Beard seats, Deist belts, Bridgestones and mags, Cibies. $8500. Call (818) 996-6579. FOR SALE: 1985 Class 7S Ford Ranger, works shocks, 12 spare wheels & tires, power steering, automatic, raced four times. Four wheel trailer, over $20,000 invested. Sell for $14,500. Cash! Trade! Lots! Homes or young girls! Also, 1974 24 foot motor-home, Winnebago Indian $7500. Call (213) 254-1531 FOR SALE: Mirage 1-1600. Fuel Cell, Sway-A-Way, Neal, Weld Wheels, Desert Dogs, Sandblast-er Jrs., Dial-A-Cam, Bilstein, Bus trans,·1982 North Central points class champ. Trailer available. NMR, $3000. Call Scott (313) 535-2723, FOR SALE: Race car stable. Chaparral Desert Pro 2180 and all the goodies. Two Class 10 short c·ourse cars. Two car trailer, spares, quick jack and dump cans. Ready to race. $23,000 for all or will sell separately.Trad es considered. Call Tommy ·in Texas at (915) 332-1537 days or (915) 563-9154 nights. FOR SALE: 1979 Chevy Luv Class 7S. Summers rear end, Fuel Safe cell, Rancho shocks, Good-year tires, extra engine and trans. Many extra parts, ready to race. $5000O.B.G. Call Tom at (818) 367-1634. WANTED: Experienced race partner for Class 7S fo share driving and co-riding duties for factory sponsored team with major sponsors already signed for 1987-88. Will compete in four races per year. Approxi-mately $10,000 needed for full vested one third share. Send brief racing experience to: C Vaughn, 13061 Poway Road, Poway CA 92064. ' FOR SALE: Funco Class 9 . Everything trick and new, over $24,000 invested. Asking$4300 or trade. It's got to go! EDCO discs, Neal, Fox, J .T. front end, U.M.P. body and wing, Mendeola Webster 5-speed, unbelievable detail work. Last chance to get an excellent piece of equipment at a give-a-way price! For more info contact Tom, days (619) 727-0515, nights, (619) 727-0515. r--~--------------------------------~--------~ "I · Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in · - 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. Enclostd 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 58 June 1986 I I I I I I WANTED: Partner for Class 8 racer. 1980 Ford stepside, 180 miles old. The best of everything, spares and new parts extra. Buy in for $15,000 or??? Serious inquires only. Call Tom Hali-burda at (714) 554-3300 days or (714) 530-8807' nights. FOR SALE: Class 7S Mazda 1984. One year old, raced five times. Professionally built with Rough Countrys, Yokohama, Stock Car Products rear end, H ella, Mastercraft, race ready with two extra motors. Extra parts galore with transmissions. Sell with or without trailer. Call (619) 726-0130. POSITION AVAILABLE: I am looking for progressive, talented and hard working individuals. I have available managerial posi-tions requiring multifaceted, multitalented personnel to handle Crew Chief positions throughout the balance of the 1986 and into the 1987 racing season. I am also looking for a resonsible person to handle all parts and sourcing responsibili-ties for same. These positions require a minimum of 50 hours - and up per week and approxi-mately 25 weekends over a 12 month period. These positions pay well for qualified and skilled persons-who understand the commitment racing requires, and those who have the confidence within themselves to retain a positive attitude throughout ·a predetermined seasonal commit-ment for a predetermined wage. Only qualified, skilled and reliable persons need apply. Call Monday through Friday from 7:00 a._m. to 5:00 p.m. or send resume to Precision Preparation Inc., Attention Cal Wells, 15041 Golden west Circle, Westminster, CA92683. FOR SALE: 1984 Parker 400 overall winner! Raceco with the best of everything. Brand new Type 4 motor, new Hewland box, ring & pinion, Geise cliff., UMP power steering, Super Boot drive train and stubs, Parker Pumper and many extra parts. New shocks, cvs, axles, etc. Spare race wheels and tires. Will sell with H.D. tandem trailer with rack, bike rail, new tires. Call -Bob Shephard at ( 602) 831-1920. Race Under 0 esert Stars SUPERSTITION 250 Ill Saturday Night August 9, · 1986 AMSA desert series points race. Three cars will make a class. Info: Days: Jeff Wright (619) 561-4810 Evenings: Fud (619) 427-5 759 Presented by the Fudpucker Racing TeJ1m Dusty Times

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Voss is responsible for directing all competition and motor sport activities engaged in by AMC, and will develop programs that will involve a high degree of dealer involvement. Voss said American Motorsports, Inc., will continue to suport Jeep off road racing programs, They will announce new competition programs for 1987 in the near future. It sounds as if Jeep racers will be working through their local dealers for support in off road races. THE 1986 SCORE SHOW is shaping up to be a real biggie, the largest in history. It will be almost double the size of any previous show, with 200,000 square feet jamed with the latest equipment for pickups, mini trucks, A TVs of all types, and buggies. At pr.ess time over 200 companies are on the list of exhibitors for the show, coming soon on June 20, 21 and 22. A popular feature of the show is the return of the radio controlled off road racers, with a real dirnrack and competition going on all the time during the show. Dusty Times will be at the 1986 Scor_e Show, so stop by and say hello. We are in Booth #336. THE TOYOTA TRUE GRIT AW ARD points leader after the first two events, Parker and Lucerne, was Nick Nicholson. Nick was fourth in Class 1 at Parker and third at Lucerne, with an average speed of 53.59 mph for the season. Ivan Stewart is second at 53.54 mph. Stay tuned to see how the Mint 400 scrambles this.points chase. Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES SEE FORM ON PAGE3. Dusty Times June 1986 Page 57

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SoaP-Box ••• By Jim Short The Riverside Press-Enterprise I'm -fed up. Totally and completely. Every month or so I go to an off road race and see everything from mGtorcycles to motor homes on the entry list. But I have yet to see a class for bicycles o r motorized wheelchairs or my young ,son' s Sm urfmobi le. We need more classes, that's all there is to it. We should have classes for women only, for foreign-born Americans, for Americans driving foreign cars, and for people, who aren't sure what they are driving, anything they feel like. . That way, the half-dozen people who kno w how many classes there are now will be just as confused as the rest of us, and no one will know what's going on. Which would make us equal to the casual fan who tries to read about a race and winds up thinking Walker Evans rode a . D odge-powered Yamaha to victory in the Baja Bug class. G o ahead. Laugh. Please . Because the rest of what I have to say is going to make a !pt of you angry. That's unfoi:tunate, but there's really no way to avoid it. There are too many classes. More isn't better, not if the sport is going to take the next step along the road to professional-ism. It's great to be able to continue the family atmosphere which is so much a part of the · sport, and to boast of having something for everybody, but it just isn't feasible any longer. · You can't promote something people can't understand. The people who drive them can tell you every minute difference between the unlimited and 1600cc Baja Bugs; to the people who watch them, they're all VW s -or mini truck's or dune buggies or whatever. ' Indy car driver Tom Sneva says if you line all the various types of Indy cars up side-by-side, 99 percent of the people wouldn't be able to tell the difference in them, and he's · right. But people watch them, in ever increasing numbers, because they are Indy cars, period. They don't have one class for March, one for Lola and so on. Nor does NASCAR have separate classes for Fords, Chevrolets, Oldsmo-biles, etc. IMSA's Camel GT series does have three distinct classes, based on engine displacement ..-and design, and the SCCA has about 673 classes determined by formulas I don't pretend to understand. But the SCCA limits its professional racing to. a handful of classes, each running its own series, and IMSA is smart · enough to run separate races for the production based cars and the exotic prototypes. I realize that the nature of off road racing prevents us from adopting some of those solutions. It would be ludicrous, · for instance, to expect stock VWs to compete with unlimited single seaters. But I do think we need to look for a method of streamling the sport for purely commercial purposes. It's no accident that neither SCORE nor the HORA has been able to come up with sponsorship for th~ desert series. If you can find ,someone to buy the package in its current form, I'd like to show him my beachfront property in Barstow, too. Most corporations capable of sp o n soring a series have specialized interests. It's sort of like going to the grocery store. y OU don't buy one ofeverything; you buy what you want, and can use. Nissan and Toyota can't use Baja Bugs or single seaters to sell trucks. A truck in· the winner's circle doesn't start a stampede to the nearest Raceco or Chenowth showroom. And if the series doesn't get national or strong regional exposure in the general interest media -like daily newspapers and television -it's a waste of the sponsor's money. Ask Coors. It's a Catch 22 situation. To get sponsors, you have to get exposure, and to get exposure you have to have a product people can recognize. But until the series gets sponsorship, Sal Fish and Walt Lott can't turn anyone away witho\lt losing some of the entry fees they rely on to keep their respective organizations afloat. I'm not advocating a course of action which would suddenly result in there being no place for teams which have faithfully supported the sport over the years. What 1 am in favor of is combining many of the classes and establishing a "star" system which, in effect, would divide the sport into professional and sportsman ( or amateur) classes. That approach works extreme-ly well in drag racing, which also 9ffers a class for almost 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. Get all 'the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (8'18) 705-8183, 17453 Ru:inymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page4 everyone, but draws spectators, sponsorship and media attention by emphasizing only three. -Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro . Stock. The money generated from the primary sponsors keeps the whole show going, and everyone benefits to some degree. It can work in off road racing, too, without affecting the nature of the competition very much. Pick three of four classes. Make sure they are classes which offer the most to prospective investors. Then build the publicity and sponsorship program around them. Which would mean, obviously, making whatever. adjustments are necessary in the starting order to assure that the results of those classes will be reported on that night's television newscast or in the next morning's newspaper. T9 a daily newspaper, old news is just th;it. lf a race is run on Saturday a'nd there aren't any results available for Sunday's paper, chances are they won't get in when they are available. And the next time a race is scheduled, your sports editor says don't bother,_ we never get the results anyway. The event will still get covered in the usual fin\ fashion by the specialty publications like Dusty Times and Score News and On-Dirt. That will give all the classes some exposure, in the same way National Dragster offers exposure to the bracket racers, but it doesn't really generate growth because those are basically secular publications. All of us in the sport read them, but Joe Blow sitting at home watching a football game probably never heard of them, and Joe's the guy we have to interest because he's the one who · buys what the sponsor is selling. lt took a lot of us, talking for a lot of years, to get SCORE and HORA to smoke the peace pipe and cooperate, and the results of that union are obvious in terms of both entries and contingency support. The question now is whether we want to conduct the series on a professional basis, and the answer seems to be yes, unless all those promoters and racers continually trying to find financial backing think that sponsors are merely waiting to shower dollars on anyone who walks in the door. So it's time to take the next step, and if that means stepping Qn a few egos, so be it. There may be strength in numbers, but there's no money. · Our thanks to Jim· Short for his sharp insight into media needs. But, wouldn't Double A Fuel translate to Class r or 2, Funny Car into Class 5, and Super Stock into Class 8? The sundry other truck classes would land in the bracket racer category along with the restr.icted VW classes, and that would hardly serve the needs of most major sponsors! -Volunteers arc im·ited to dimh on their "Soap Box" and fill this space ufrh their thoughts about u·har is good and what is not so good about the state of off road racing. We unuld udcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as udl. Call OT<U'riteDUSTYTIMES <U'ith your ideas for a Soa/J Box column, aHd ger OH the schedule.' June 1986 Trail Notes ••• AMSA announced in mid-May that they were forced to cancel the California City race on May 31. The several hundred percent boost in insurance costs brought the price of the cov_erage to about triple what the gross receipts from a healthy entry in the race would have been. Meanwhile, Jim Webb has put together a.short course series for the summer in central California, called Super Cars. The Super Cars Grand Prix will be June · 28 at the Tulare Fairgrounds, with no entry fee. Open cars, Class 10 and Class D will have different sums per class put into the purse on a per car basis. The next race in the series will be on July 27 at the Santa Barbara County Fair in Santa Maria, an invitational event with a $5000 purse. The same three classes will run again at Tulare on September 21, and on October 25-26 the American Grand Prix · at the Fresno Fairgrounds will use the long track and include all desert classes as well as Super Cars. The details are a bit sketchy right now, so check with Jim Webb at AMSA for the full story. THE MINT 400 is co'vered amply elsewhere in this issue, but a few compliments must be extended to the organizers of the famous event. With the entire race struc,ture under the aegis of the HDRA, it ran so smoothly one wondered if it really was a Mint 400! Perhaps having only one boss man, Walt Lott, made the difference this year. From the registration through the usually confusing contingency and tech line, to the actual staging and start of the race, the ususal frantic atmosphere was gone, and it all went off in orderly fashion, even though the entry numbers were as large as in previous years. The lack of an impound made the big difference on Fremont Street, as most racers went through the tech line early and then went to Sloan to tinker with the race car. However, the lack of an impound also created a monumental traffic jam early race mori,ing on the metropolitan off ramp from 1-15 to downtown Sloan. While the use of the motocross course sure helped keep the spectator count down on the actual race course, not too many drivers liked facing the sharp jumps without having seen them before. U nderstandably, letting pre-runners into the area would probably have destroyed the course, but, if the place is used again, we doubt the spectators will see as much action. A number of cars ca111e to grief by tackling the jumps at speed, and they will probably creep over or drive around them in the future. Sure there were bitches about no free jackets this year, but entrants should remember that the Mint Hotel gave away the jackets in previous years, and this race was an HDRA event. The Mint Hotel sponsored many of the activities before and after the event, but jackets were hot part of the deal. Besides, they were on sale at a variety of prices for those who do not have a closet full of Mint jackets at home. Personally we would rather save the 50 bucks on the entry fee, which did not go up this year, and buy a jacket if we really wanted one. At any rate the Mint Hotel honchos seemed pleased with the race under the new organizational structure'that lets them off the hook in many areas. If you and your pals would like to see another Mint 400 next May, take the time to write a note to the General Manager of the Mint Hotel, 100 Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, and do it now. Cards and letters will helpconvince the management that they should go for itin 1987, and keep the Mint 400 al'ive. THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP is changing drasti<;ally due to the recent series of violent accidents involv!ng Group B cars. Five years after their sensational debut at the Acropolis, Audi AG has announced their immediate withdr_awal from any and all. Group B competition. The announcement cites the accidents at Portugal, Safari and Corsica as the fund_amental cause for the withdrawal. Audi spokesmen have recently said that rallying today demands too highly specialized cars, and that the company would prefer to returnJo Group A, more normal cars, as a place to prove Audi's four wheel drive technology. Audi leaves a pair of world champions, Walter Rohr! and Hannu Mikkola, without a ride, but apparently John Buffum's SCCA Sport Quattro will continue to be supported by the U.S. Audi group. ' In a similar move, Ford, who did not compete in Corsica after the Portugal disaster, has cancelled plans to take the Group B RS200 to the New Zealand Rally. Apparently the remainder of the season will feature a duel between the Peugeot and Lancia teams. With Audi out of it, Audi Group A driver Mikael Ericsson has accepted the vacancy in Lancia's Group B team caused by the death of Henri Toivonen. It is now official that the World Rally Championship in 1987 will be held for Group A cars, and the high dollar existing Group B cars will become museum pieces. In response to the recent FISA restriction for the rest of the 1986 season, seven special stages of the · Acropolis Rally, early in June, have been cancelled, perhaps in an effort to shorten the length of the stages. , . BFGOODRICH has enriched its contingency program for off road racing in 1986. Adding to the already generous postings, BFG has added a $5000 bonus for racers using BFG tires and wearing the decals. The bonus will go to any eligible driver who wins the Score/HDRA points s.eries in his class. The eligible classes are 3, 4, 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and 8. For Baja bound drivers on the BFG team, who may have missed the pit meeting at Bill Stroppe's in Long Beach on June 4, the tractor trailer will be at the Quintas Popagayo Motel north of Ensenada all day Thursday, June 5 for equipment exchange, and tire service, and in contingency row on Friday. RODNEY HALL, in association with Mitch Hawkins Dodge in Las Vegas, Nevada, put on the first annual Rod Hall Off Road Safari last spring. Hall and Rod Loomis led a pack of off roaders driving Dodges ranging from a vintage 1953 Army Ambulance to off road pre-runners on a fun trip south to Oatman, Arizona and a night camp out near the Ole' Oatman Hotel. On Sunday the Dodge 4x4s trekked back north by .a different route across the desert, and a good time was had by all. Another Safari is planned for early fall, so check with Mitch Hawkins Dodge if the trip sounds good to you. LONG TIME OFF ROAD RACERS got quite a surprise as they wen: strolling·the pits at the MTEG event at the Rose Bowl. lrnhe Glenn Harris Mazda pits was none other than Bobby Ferro, looking hale and ready to go racing, and Bobby had his now full grown son Ryan with him. Ferro is interested in getting back in the sport, and don't be too surprised to' see him driving a Mazda truck soon, either in the stadiums or on the open dl'sert. Ferro won every major desert race there was in the heyday of the Sandmasr<cr team, and he sure looked ready to try for a similar record again. ( nwr,· TRAIL NOTES on p,1.~,· 1 ! I Dusty Times

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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 19~5 Grand National Sport Truck Class Manufacturer~' 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 rnore short-course and desert races. And with a flight schedule like that, you can be_· sure 11 B71.Ja the skies will ·be anything but friendly. r.-Mazda's rotary engine licensed by NSU-WANKEL

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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith over if they want to ~o on racing. Tough! There are som~ other changes floating in the air also. We've talked about the issue of licenses in an earlier column. Now; some of the unlimited class drivers are unhappy with the Class Start as it's working now. While the idea of starting the faster classes in front does seem eminently fair, it does mean that there· are anywhere from 10 to 30 of the balance of the class that won't be as fast as the fast drivers in the next class in line. As a graphic example, Larry Ragland· was in the third class to start at this year's Mint, and that meant that he was the 106th car off the line. No one would argue that Ragland is faster than half the drivers in both Class 10 and Class 2, which means that he could· look forward to having to go by at least 45 cars. But no matter what start order is used there are always some faster people stuck behind slower folks. Even within their own classes. The · long, slow moving contingency line at the Mint is always a place to catch up on the latest in _off road racing. This year there was a lot of talk about the prospect cif a radical change in the structure of the classes for the '87 /'88 season. We heard that the numbers are going to be realigned, so·that all the buggy classes have one kind of number, and the trucks another. We heard that Class 1 and Class 2 will be put together, as one class, and that the Class 14 vehicles would be lumped in with them. And we heard lots more. We decided to call someone and find out what's what, and after talking-to Sreve Kassanyi at SCORE, we know that what we'd been hearing is essentially correct. Steve tells us ·that it's still all in the "recommended" stage, but that it looks as if it will go into effect for the '87 /'88 year. As it stands now, Class 1 would be a combination of the ls, 2s and 14s, Class 2 would be the l/2-1600s, Class 3 would be the Challenge cars, Class 4 the 5-1600s, and Class 5 would be Class 5. Class 6 would indicate the Class 10s, the 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and 8 would stay the same. Class 9 would denote combined 3s and 4s, Class 10 would indicate 6s, ·which would change into a "silhouette" class, if the talk we've heard is correct. And finally, Class 11 would stay Class 11. For years it's been ·apparent that there are too many classes in off road racing. It's hard on contingency donors, who are asked to spend more and more as . each new class is made; it's hard on scoring teams; it creates problems in rules interpreta-tions,· and it's tough on the media. When a TV crew tries to cover an off road race it's faced with something like, 18 car classes, and a potential of that many winners. They can never give full coverage to all of them. Maybe, if there were consider-ably less classes, there'd be better coverage for all. Whatever is going to happen for the '87 /'88 season is sure to feel like a disaster to many of us. Some will lose the slot their race cars fit in and will have to start The original argument for introducing_ the class start was that since passing was the most dangerous phase of an off road race, it would eliminate some of the dangers. Of .course, there are some, including this reporter, 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 Pe-rformance 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. Page6 June 1986 who feel tbat passing the cars in · Valley), had been instrumental one's own class is more in the carrying out of the plan. dangerous than passing a car in a Katz, who chairs the Transport;i.-slower class. At any rate, the tion Committee in Sacramento, Class Start has been a fact for is known to -be supportive of off years now, and it has seemed a· roaders, . and had helped fair way to do it. persuade the OMV that it would But now we hear some of the be a good idea to set up that on-faster Class 1. drivers using that site registration. old argument about passing Ham also tells us that Katz has being dangerous, and pointing recently stopped the item on a out how many cars they have to bill that was going to require that pass in order to get up front. street licensed cars should also They feel that they should start have to be Green Stickered if up front, to eliminate the danger. they were· to be used off road. Of course; this would eliminate Remember this fellow folks. It's · the dangers only for them, not · nic~ to know that there's a for the hundreds of cars starting legislator who sees some things behind them, who also deserve our way. their chance at the front. They. Katz rode with Ham in the ~ are suggesting some sort of plan SCORE Safari race at last year's whereby those who finish well in 1000, and the two had a really one race will start near the front good time. So good, in fact, that in the next race. That would they plan to do it again this year, certainly lessen their chances of when the Safari is apparently running into trouble in traffic. going to go all the way to La·Paz But we tend to favor the present along with the off road racers. So system, because as it is now the we'll get a chance to meet Mr. 2s, 10s and ls take turns leading Katz in person and thank him for the pack, and it averages out over helping with the Green Sticker a season. thing. We mention all these changes We heard of a nice gimmick and possible changes that are from Leonard Day, of the Pro brewing so that those of you who Can Am series up in Washington. might be affected and have He was looking for a way to raise opinions about it, can speak your some money for a local high piece. You should talk to Walt school, and hit upon the idea of Lott at HORA or Steve Kassanyi auctioning off a trip. Since or Sal Fish at SCORE. Put it Leonard is an off roader, his idea · down on-paper and mail copies of a really nice trip was not to go to everybody, including the to Hawaii or the Bahamas as folks publications. It won't help to might expect. Leonard decided shout about it at your pit club that his winners would get a pre-meetings. You'll need to go right run of the Baja 500 course. And to the source if you have the plan was a big success. A local something to say. gentleman went for it, bid We have recently told you $3800., and his sons, aged 22 how well it worked to have the and 24 have a really fine vacation OMV and CHP at the Lucerne coming up. Leonard has a nice race to help California racers get two seater, which he'll let the trip their off road "Green Stickers" winners drive, and he'll go along for their race cars. Recently we in another vehicle. Then, after heard from Bob Ham, who is a they've pre-run the course, the "Legislative Advocate", or group will meet with the lobbyist, for the Off Road McMillins, at the race, and will Vehicle Legislation Coalition, serve as a pit crew wherever the which is supported by COR VA, McMillins need them. Ois,trict 37 AMA, the 4WD We admire Leonard's ingenu-Association of California and ity. His high school got a nice SCORE. Ham wanted us to sum of money, and he's given know that Assemblyman himself a good excuse to come Richard Katz, of the 39th District' down to Baja for the fun of the ( the northeast San Fernando race. AffENTION DESERT RACERS · DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA,desert races. Check it out on contingency row - Two different classes each event. 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.CXl 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. Dusty Times

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Race Two in Georgia Had a Break ·for WatCring th~ C_ourse In late April G.O.R.R.A. held their second race of the new season, and the organizers faced an unusual problem. Usually plagued with rain and mud at their events, G.O.R.R.A. faced such a dust hazard this round that they stopped the lOQ mile main event half way through and watered the course! It had not rained ii;) the area for weeks, and the track was wateretl in the interests of-safety. After the usual practice sessions and heats, there were 18 cars on the starting line for the main event, 100 laps of the new course. In Class 10 Bill Gaylord led off the line, followed by Bobby Bramblett, Travis Hurst, Lindy Herrell, Bruce Mitchum and Jack Thompson. Charles Lowery had the first starting position in Class 1-2-1600, followed ill' .. Mickey Smallwood, Bob Rule, Dennis Aiken and Steve Ream. Startin!! in the first position' in D clas~ was Clint Hurst, who was also entered in Class 1-2-1600, even though all . three classes ran the main event at the same time. Johnny Millwood was next, followed by Butch Garrison, Martin Whig-ham, Ronnie Whigham, Coy Scott and Robert Moore. Crossing the dusty and hard to see finish line first overall and first in.Class 10 was Bill Gaylord. Bill lapped the field and his was the only car to cover 100 laps. Gaylord led the entire race, Text & Photos: Darlene Thackston pitting twice to check the front end. Travis Hurst came in second with 99 laps completed, and he reported no problems during the race. Bruce Mitchum had valve cover r1asket trouble on the . fourth lap, but a pit stop got things fixed, and he completed 85 laps for third in Class· 10. Gaylord took home $345 for his day's drive, and Travis Hurst earned $230. Taking fourth in Class 10 Lindy Herrell completed 49 laps. G.O.R.R.A. President Jack Thompson got in only 14-laps, and had a number of problems. In the sixth lap Jack had fuel pump, electrical and ignition trouble, then later a king pin broke, and Jack parked the car. Taking home the biggest purse. young Clint Hurst won the D class h0nors. and. with a double entry. he took second place in Class 1-2-1600. Charles Lowery. here leading Steve Ream. finished fifth, while Ream came in third. and both competed in Class 1-2-1600 action. Driving his first off road race, Dennis Aiken suffered fuel feed problems but he kept moving to tak,e fourth in Class 1-2-1600. Dusty Times Flying down the front straight. Bruce Mitchum, #176, zaps past Butch Garrison. Mitchum was third in Class 10, Garrison was third in D class. June 1986 Bill Gaylord was the only one to cover all 100 laps, and h,e led the entire distance. with only a-pair of pit stops en route to the overall victory. Motoring through the piney woods, Travis Hurst ended up second in Class 10 and overall. and he apparently had only routine stops during the race. Bobby Bramblett was sixth and last in Class 10. After' doing 13 laps Bobby lost a wheel and hit a tree, and he was out of tlfe race. In the 1-2-1600 race Bob Rule and co-driver Larry Porter finished first in class with 90 laps done and they were third overall. They earned $275. Clint Hurst was second in class with 85 laps to his credit, but his was not a trouble free run. Clint is G.O.R.R.A.'s youngest· driver, and he turned over twice onthe tract< during the race, and bent a tie rod. The first time Clint turned over, he was hit by Ronnie Whigham, which turned him back on his wheels. With 66 lapsdoneStet'eReam was third. Steve was hit on the J6th lap, made another pit stop · on lap 31, got in another -Jap, but the car kept quitting, so it was back to the pits. Steve handed over midway to David Herrell who finished the race. Dennis Aiken finished fourth in his first race, and covered 64 laps. He had fuel filter trouble, and had to pit for gas during the main event. In fifth was the team of Charles Lowery and Tony Leftwich, with 60 laps to their credit. They . broke a cv joint on lap 19, repaired . it and returned on lap 35, had a flat, and then had shifter problell)s on lap 44. Mickey Smallwood lost his brakes and then a wheel during the race, and was sixth in class with 20 laps completed. The D class winner was Clint Hurst, with 85 laps on tht; boards. Clint had entered his D car in the 1-2-1600 class, so he added this win to his second place there and took home $378. Close behind, Martin Whigham was second in D. Despite four flats during the race Martin did 82 laps, and he earned $136. Butch Garrison had clutch· trouble, but covered 80 laps for third in D and $58. ' In D class Ronnie Whigham was fourth with 56 laps done . after changing a''tire on lap 10, then he stalled going back onto the track. He had another flat on lap 53. Coy Scott had one flat during the race and took fifth with '55 laps credited. Robert · Moore pitted three .. times for steering box trouble, and finally center punched a tree on lap 83, putting him out with 49 laps_ covered and sixth place. Seventh and last in Class D was Johnny Millwood, who got in 26 laps before accelerator woes put him on the trailer. The next G.O.R.R.A. event will be a 50 mile race on May 25, followed by a 100 mile race near Montgomery, Alabama, June 8. 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1986 HAP,PENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing-Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 July 12 Flagstaff High Country 150 Flagstaff, AZ August 30 Snowflake Buggy Bash ,Snowflake, AZ October 18 Penasco 150 Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico December fr 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 August 9 Superstition 250 III Borrego, CA October 11 12-Hour Mojave Challenge 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 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Page8 / Tentative June 28-29 , High Desert Trails Rally Ridgecrest, CA , Info: Ray Hocker (61 9) 375-102B - ' 'July 18~20 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ Info: Rob Cherry ( 602) 778-6489 August 29-31 Hawthorne Rally Hawthorne, NV Info: Bruce Arkell (702) 882-8181 October 5 Cliffs ofGorman 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, Flor ida 32809 (305) 851-6245 FLORIDA OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES P.O. Box 40 Inverness, FL 32651 . (813) 933-7947 (904) 726-6560 . ._ June 29 Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL July 27 Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa, FL August 31 Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa,. FL September 28 Florida State Fairgrounds · Tampa, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chllla Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 , August 9 Superstition 250 III Borrego, CA (AMSA Points Race) GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atl3J1ta, GA 30310 ( 404) 92T6432 June 8 100 Miles Montgomery, Alabama June 22, 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA July 26-27 Fun Day & 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:,peedway, GA November 29 250 Miles Location TBA December 6 Annual Banquet Atlanta, GA FoRGEf .ABOUf1HE m:;£". ALL 1lfE REAL PC(I ON \S HERE" ~ T~E: -. Plf ACµSS ROAP!H .Jk ~~ ®f'sq, '/5 '------' , June 1986 GREAT WESTERN POINTS SER.IES, INC. ' 1507 South Lincoln Loveland, CO 805~7 CORRA (303) 669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597-8239 WKR (913) 332-3402 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, t:O HORA High ,Desert Racing Association 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 July 4-6 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 5.7· Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5-7 Budweiser 250 Barstow, CA HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION , June 1 Dry Run Baja Frederick,.SD Info: Lowell Larson (605) 329-2231 "" ( date pending) Beaver Creek Baja Jamestown, ND_ Info: Skip Calkins (701) 489-3387 July 13 Hartford 100 Chamberlain, SD Info: Steve Miller (605) 328-5034 August 17 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD Info: Randy Juhn!<e (605) 223-2418 September 14 Nonhland Baja Bismarck, ND Info: Chuck.Hale (701) 255-2789 '-. October 25 Last Charrce Baja Wall, SD Info: Jim Kitterman (605) 279-~550 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 -OFF ROAD . CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 July 19 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA A dditional daces in California TBA MOLSON CANADIAN SUPER CROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 1 Yonge St., Suite 1801 Toronto, Ontario -M5E 1E5 Canada (416) 363-9035 June 7 _ 'Exhibition Stadium Toronto, Ontario OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwater, WA 98501 (206) 754-9717 , December 3-7 WRC Olympus International. Rally Tumwater, WA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (915 )-594-8266 June 28-29 Horizon 250 Shadow Mountain Lake Horizon, TX August 23-24 Twilight 100 (Night Race) Red Sand~, El Paso, TX October 4-5 Rock & Roll 300 Shadow Mountain Lake Horizon, TX December 6-7 Shadow Mountain Lake 250 Shadow Mountain Lake Horizon, TX O.O.R.R.A. Oklahoma Off Road Racing Association Larry Terry 9220 N.E. 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) Vic Brumham Freedom Chapter President (405) 621-3428 July 4-6 Firecracker 250 August 15-17 Freedom 300 October 10-12 OORRA 150 ORSA Randy Miller 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA95616 (916) 756-95438 (916) 756-6.399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA June 28-29 July 26-27 August 23-24 October 18-19 November 15-16 Dusty Times

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•gs & -CHAMPIONSHIP rl SEASON Aliclcfl 7lzo-mp1o-n'1 1 '--.._ ~-~~ JULY 19TH LOS ANGELES COLISEUM ---"'T"-~--I I Once again the legendary LA Coliseum comes alive with the exciting sights and sounds of the OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX. Gates open at S p.m. -Meet the Drivers at 5:30 p.m. -Races start at 7 p.m. It's going to be a wild one -SAN BERNARDINO at everyone's favorite off-road track. l ; 2 asphalt with steel jump ramps and ORANGE SHOW l 2 natural dirt._ t_his track 1s the most exciting short course on the tour. Gates open at S p.m. - Meet the Drivers at 5:30 p.m. - Races start at 7 p.m. LAS VEGAS SILVER BOWL Gates open at S p.m. -Meet the Drivers at 5:30 p.m. --Races start at 7 p.m. You ca n put your money on it I There's going to be plenty of ·vegas-style excitement when "The Wildest Show on Wheels" blasts into the Sam Boyd Silver Bowl "High stakes action' takes on a whole new meaning at this season finale. FOR ADVANCE TICKET OR RACE ENTRY INFORM'ATION WRITE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOODLYN LANE, BRADBURY , CA 91010 818-359-5117 *DATES TENTATIVE

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THE TOUR DE CORSE 1'9_~6 . . The French.Win Again, and Tragedy Strikes the Rally Again Text & Photos: M artin Holmes Bruno Saby and Jean-Francois Fauchille won the rally, in the Peugeot 205 Turbo E2, and Group B. It was Saby's first WCR victory, but not a happy occasion for him or the entire rally world. · Tragedy came for the second bastions of the rear drive car, but they are under repair. World time running to the Tour de with such domination in the Champion Timo Salonen said, Corse, when a mid rally accident early stages by the Lancias and "The stages are just too long for claimed the lives of Finnish Peugeots, it was clear that total present day rally cars. It would driver Henri T oivonen and his traction was now laying claim to have been easy for the organizers American co-drive·r Sergio asphalt rallying as well as gravel. to make some changes, but they Cresto. Their Lancia Delta S4 Despite the often aired hopes refused to listen to us." FISA 's left the road and fell down a that Group B would give many President listened, however, and ravine, exploding as it hit trees more teams a chance of success, vehemently disagreed. "They five meters below. One year ago the fifth World Championship should know that cars should be Lancia driver Attilio Bettega was · Rally was again a two horse race. adapted to the roads, not the killed in a crash on the fourth Citroen pulled out because their rallies to the cars." Two days stage. car was not competitive. Ford later, aftertheToivonen tragedy, Toivonen had been leading the felt the event was too specialized he had completely and publicly 1986 rally almost from the start, and preferred to enter more changed his mind, ordering that· with the Lancias of Massimo British events instead. So, Lancia limits be put on the length of Biasion and Markku Alen having and Peugeot came to the stages as well as banning to fight the sole remaining Mediterranean island well S\lpercars next year. PeugeotofBrunoSaby.Alenand balanced in their prospects for Austin Rover's troubles Biasion withdrew, so that Saby victory. started on the first stage when gained an unchallenged victory The weather was perfect, the Didier Auriol's car blew out its ahead of the rear drive Renault route identical to that of last oil. Peugeot were 1-2-3, Timo Maxi 5 Turbo of Francois year, and everything seemed Salonen finishing on the bumper j Chatriot. In third place was the promising. There were, however, of Alen, in front. Group A Group A winning Alfa Romeo undercurrents of discontent. T he contender Franz Wittmann was GTV 6 of Yves Loubet. On the drivers, particularly the stuck in gear, and the MG Metro day the rally finished FISA Scandinavians, were unhappy 6R4 of Tony Pond had a slipping " announced their intention to about the length of the stages, clutch. The Peugeots started cancel plans for the new supercar and the way that Corsican roads having handling troubles, and by formula, Group S, and to replace are .compl~tely torn up when stage four T o ivonen had gone the current W arid Champion-ship series by a series for Group A cars, effective next year, abandoning Group B altogether. T oivonen had finally discov-ered the secret of four wheel drive rallying. "Even when I won the RAC and then the Monte Carlo Rally, I had no idea how the Delta should be driven. Now things are going much better," he said after the first day of the event. His only pre-event problem was that he had to cut ,,._ short his training because of illness, and this was only the second time he had competed on . .this specialized event, run entirely on pavement. The Tour de Corse.had been one of the last Page 52 Second overall and in Group B was this wild looking Renault Maxi 5 driven by Francois Cha/riot and Michel Perin, back about 14 minutes. June 1986 i{lto the lead, with the- three French cars just behind. Only 25 seconds separated all four after over an hour of flat out drivi~g. Behind them the troubles began to build. Alen's engi,newas ailing, Malcolm Wilson 's 6R4 broke a drive shaft, then lost the power steering, and finally, after overheating, the engine. caught fire, and he was out. Michele Mouton also stopped, when a pin in the Peugeot gear selector failed, and the starter broke trying to coax the car into motion. Biasion began to have Alen type engine problems, but the most dramatic incident was the exit of Salonen. Once again he had caught up with Alen, and this time Alen pulled to the left to let his fellow Finn past. Salonen touched a stone on the-side of the road, and spun right round in front of the Lancia and and rolled down off the road. Alen reversed ro check the crew was safe and carried on, amazed. At the night stop T oivonen 's was • about the only car with no problem, and he had a minute, 42 second lead. The day again dawned fine, but within two stages the British effort had come to an end, with a broken cam belt on Tony Pond's Metro. Henri T oivonen was in a league of his own. On stage 14 he was quickest by 14 seconds, on the short 15th stage, another five, and another three on the 16th. Then on the long 17th up to the rest halt atCortehewas47 seconds better. The clouds started to gather over the hills as the cars left to tackle the three stages before the second night halt at Calvi. · Toivonen was first away and was on the fast, wide descent from the Col d'Ominanda when he went off the road· at a tightening left hander. The impact with the trees and the de.struction all around was \t.,.,. severe. FI-SA's -rechnical commission chief thought the impact was so bad that both the crew members were killed outright, rather than by the ensuing fire. Saby arrived about one minute later, and all he saw was an enormous ball of fire . The other d r ivers arrived and stopped. In a few minutes .a storm broke on the hills all around, and rallying would never seem the same again. Lancia withdrew, the other cars were sent directly to Calvi, where the top three in position, Saby, Chatriot and Loubet agreed to carry on, if nobody forced them to go quickly. Bruno Saby could not enjoy himself. The moment of his triumph, victory in his own country, was something from which he derived no pleasure under the conditions. The final leg was not entirely drama free. In Group A, Yves Loubet led Jean Ragnotti, who had clutch trouble, but behind, Kenneth Eriksson broke his clutch on the main road, and was fortunate to be able to make repairs with only 12 minutes penalty. Not so lucky was Wittmann, whose identical 8 valve Golf GTI had head gasket failure on the final stage and retired. Bruno Saby and Jean-Francois Fauchille won overall in the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2. Second overall and in Group B was the Renault Maxi 5 Turbo of Franciois Chatriot and Michel Perin. Yves Loubet and Jean-Marc Andrie were third overall and first in Group A in the Alfa, followed by Jean Ragnotti and Pierre Thimonier, second in Group A in the Renault 11 Turbo. Patrick and Jose Bernardini were 11th overall and won Group N in a BMW 325 I. Of the 131 starters only 31 finished the over 1500 kilometer rally. Henri Toivonen. right. and Sergio Cresto, were nearly same age, around 30, and both the Finlander and the New Yorker were tops in the rally world. Their fatal accident has changed the international rally scene severely. effective immediately. The Lancia Delta S4 of Henri Toivonen and Sergio Cresto dominated the Corsican Rally until the moment of the accident which killed both men instantly. · Dusty Times

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The Losers By JuJy Smith mornim!. Ron ·Gardner and Bud Feld-kamp were out on the first lap when their power steering locked up. Malcolm Smith's car was out on lap three with broken c.v.s. W.hen his co-driver, Mark Johnson, hopped out to see about fixing the c.v.s., he found that the front trailint! arms were broken, and the springs along with them. So Mark decided they were finished. The 19th annual Mint 400 has come and gone, and some folks are still licking their wounds. It was a typical Mint, even though it took place on the south side of town this time, and brought a full two-thirds of the entrants to their knees. We were one of the Losers this time, getting to know the "agony of defeat''. more intimately than we'd like. We drove, somewhat briefly, in the DUSTY TIMES single seat Funco owned by our publisher, Jean Calvin. Our new Pumper helmet got a very short test, since we managed to kill the old Class 9 car before we'd gone 10 miles. Some mysterious electrical malady stopped us cold, and in spite of all our ministrations, we were out for the day. We'd like to thank Kit Trenholm who stopped by while looking for his co-driver, Jack Irvine, and tried, but failed, to diagnose the problem. And Butch Brickell of Miami, whose two seater was in serious trouble, with a broken swivel-foot and his transmission stuck in third gear, earned our gratitude also. Butch and his bearded co-driver, whose name we missed, spent a long time trying to find the problem and restart us. They couldn't get it done either, and went limping in after giving us a drink of water and offerine a melted Snickers bar as susten-ance for the day. We were pleased to hear that Butch managed to repair his car and, even though he'd had a six hour second lap, went on to finish in 14th place. We were finally towed most of the way out of our isolated spot by two young off road fans named Gary and Sam, who gave us a beer and a wild ride on the end of a short tow strap. Many thanks to them too. The real Losers in the episode were Jean, and her husband, John, who hunted for us and the car for hours, not knowing exactly where we were, because~ helpful person had radioed in the wrong location. They were hindered in their hunt by the BLM restrictions on some parts of the course, and that made it very nerve wracking for them. We had some company out in that neighborhood, · though we didn't, know it at the time. Russell Welch, in Roger Mortenson's Class 10 car was sitting about four miles out, not far past the first steep little hill. His car had also stopped for unknown reasons. And while Russ messed around trying to figure out what the problem was, a rear tire slowly went flat. He didn't really find out what the trouble was, but must have jiggled something just right, and finally, it started again. So he headed back to the folks perched on the top of the hill, to get help changing his tire, and then he took off, now running back amongst the Class 9 cars. He !;!Ot. another two miles down the road and the car quit again. This time Russ finally spotted the culprit - a broken wire on the condenser. He had few tools, and had to strip the wire with his teeth, but finally got it fixed. The car ran fine from then on, but as he reached the end of that long first lap he lost his brakes. And as he started out on his second lap he lost first and third gear. But Russ isn't easily daunted, and he figured that second and fourth o~ght to do just fine, and they did for a while. Then, as he got halfway through the rocks out of the motocross course, the trans blew and he was out of it. Richard Binder, also running in Class 10, tried a Toyota motor this time, and he said, "It chewed up the transmission. Now I'm gonna have to spend money.'' He got only as far as the motocross track on his first lap. In Class 2 Keith Schindler also had transmission trouble. His car was nudged into a hole, and when Keith tried to put it into reverse it locked in third gear, and nothing he could do would unlock it. He had managed to cover just 75 miles, A reliable eye-witness tells us that car number 216, driven by Tony Gordon, did !:i triple endo on the firstlap. We don't know if that was the cause, but Gordon never finished his first lap either. Greg Heinrich lost the motor in his Class 5 car on lap one, and Perry McDonald drove off Beer Bottle Pass. He landed 80 feet down and had to hike back four miles to his pit. He couldn't get his car out until Sunday Larry Bolin drove in Class 2 this time, and he, too, was out on .lap one when he lost h"is c.v.s. He replaced them in the pit, but as he took off the new ones ·gave out too, so he parked. Later in the day he lost the ramps off his pit truck while he was out on the course finishing in Jim Stiles' Class 10 car. It seems that Mark· Broneau gave his ramps to George Seeley, to replace the skid pan thatJohn Howard had torn off his Class 5 car. At least Bolin's ramps helped the other team to finish. The motocross course, appar-ently enjoyed by Larry Ragland, was not a favorite part of the course for many drivers. We heard several, including Roger Mears, say that they just went around the big jumps~ But a couple that didn't ended up on their heads. . Darryl Woody, in Class 1, rolled over on the first lap, and ended up in the Boulder City Hospital where x-rays revealed no broken bones. He had a whip-lash, but was released immedi-ately. His race car had to be towed away. And later in the day Dale Poe, driving in Class 2-1600, with his daughter Cheryl as passenger, did the same thing. Cheryl was tightly buckled in and suffered . only slight injuries, but Dale hurt his back and had to be taken to the hospital also. The car was demolished. Cheryl had to get a taxi to bring her back to her main pit, so she could send someone out to load up the remains of the old two seater. We wish Dale and Cheryl speedy recovery from their aches and pains. · Nick Nicholson also rolled, but he did it a lot earlier. As he came down on the first short stretch of good graded road · toward the c~w cat~her and mile 11, he swerved to miss some big 4 rocks that an earlier car had knocked out onto the road. One of his wheels apparently caught in the soft berm, and over he went. We hear that his wing was TBE GREAT CANDY CANE IS RETURNING, SEE IT-IN BAJA Dusty Times • June 1986 torn off, and his front shocks were curled over. Nick was out of the race early. Tudy Esquerra got into his second lap, in Class 7S, and became a DNF when a larue piece of his "down bar", or shock support fell out. Matt and Don McBride broke early, somewhere in the first 10 miles and had to be towed out. Matt hollered at us and told us what was broken, but we had no pencil at the time, and have forgotten what it was. To top it off, the official HORA computer even left them off the list of starters. Robbie Gordon lost a tie rod end, and then broke a bottom trailing arm on the second lap. Ray Bates blew his power steering pump apart on the first lap, but went on without it. When he got around to the same place on the second lap his "engine went south." The Ron Carter/Randy Rhinehart Class 10 car got in two laps and then, as Randy hit mile 22, moving right along, the steering coupler broke. His car did a triple roll and landed on its top in some big rocks. One of the rocks dented Randy's roof in about 12 inches, just behind where his head was. The spectators, who'd loved his display, helped him get it back on its wheels. He got things glued back together, and drove back in on the highway, where, you guessed it, he got a ticket. Mike Patrick was driving with Gregg Symonds this time, and he got to start, but that was about all. Their rear suspension went • away about 35 miles out. Mark Broneau led C lass 10 on the first lap, but then, as he left the motocross park he broke a part of his lower front suspen-sion, and the car rolled. Broneau says he got a standing ovation. Roger Mears got a rock in his fan belt on the first lap, and that broke the belt and damaged the power steering belt. Then he hit a bump and the power steering qui~ and only then did they , notice that the car had badly overheated. He says the truck "ate oil and water the rest of the day". But it lasted until nearly through the third lap, when it finally gave up. Dick Johnson was driving in the Challenge Class, with co-driver Eric Eyres. Things started off poorly when they blew a clutch as they got ready to go to contingency. But they fixed that, and got themselves to the start o.k. Dick was driving, and up in the first silt beds, somewhere near where we were, his car quit. Dick changed coils ( thanks to Harold of Track side), and checked wires, and tried everything he could think of. No luck. He sat· there for about an hour, and then, on a whim, hit the starter button one last time, and it started. So he went on, and got to mile 38, and his oil light began flickering. He pulled off over by one of the big power poles, and as he went to stop he pushed in the clutch, and the pedal fell off. Then he got out of the car to see what was wrong and discovered a missing valv'e cover. Di~k managed to get back to the start line by paying a spectator $20. to tow him in. That evening Dick and his group went out to do a little gambling, to take their minds off their disappointment. While they were out someone got into their room at the hotel and stole $120. out of his wife'.s wallet. That had been their cash reserve for the trip back. They reported the theft to the hoteL and the management, not wanting to send them back with no cash, offered to buy the family a free buffet breakfast. That seemed fine to Dick, so he and his crew got things all loaded up while the hotel did the paperwork to get them their "free" buffet breakfast. Finally, with tickets in hand, they stood in line, and when they were fifth from the door, the hotel closed the buffet. Now they were not only broke, but hungry! The hotel said they were sorry, and they'd give the Johnsons a free lunch if they wanted to wait about an hour-and-a-half. They voted to wait, and stood watching a lady win hundreds of dollars on a $1 slot machine. That lady left the machine to go in for lunch, and Dick tried the machine, which ate his $10. with no return at all. They finally got fed and left Las Vegas, and got all the way to Barstow before anything else went wrong. The alternator on their van quit. And besides that, Dick says, none of the photographers out on the race course had got a photo of his car before it broke for good. Dick may be the ultimate. Loser. This was his 7th DNF in a row, .and it's been something different each time. He says he's got in about 150 miles of racing out of 900 miles of races. See you next month with tales of the Baja Internacional. &~-~ 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 51

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Jerry Whelchel Wins the Off Road ·Classic at Sun Devil Stadium Chenowth, and Ed Martensen, in Ragland's Chenowth. Lundell had replaced his tranny; but he missed the start by a reported one minute: had gone out with mechanical failure. Only the Fishbacks were on the same lap with Jerry · Whelchel at the checkered flag. Then came Ed Martensen, the highest placed Arizona driver in fourth behind Fishback Sr. Next to finish were Sally, Kolt, Croft, Kennedy, Tjelmeland, Nichols and Ingram. By Jane & Darylprake Photos: 3-D Photography The water crew had layed it on a little thick. After George grabbed the holeshot, he, Croft and Carter tangled in the first turn. Carter ended up in the bales as George and Croft roared ahead. Carter managed to hold on in third ahead of Kolt, Deise, Castle, Fishback, Fowler, Martensen and Kennedy. But then. Ron Carter really got hung up in the hay. Fowler stopped with troubles. On the sixth lap Geroge had caught Deise and collided with him, letting Croft grab the lead. Kolt was third, Fishback fourth, with Martensen and Castle fighting for fifth. By lap 8 Croft had lapp~d all but George and Kolt. Castle was ramming everything in sight, and Marten-sen was moving up. At the checkered, Croft was followed by George, Fishback, Martensen, Castle and Kennedy, who all went into the main event. We talked to Jerry Whelchel after his victory in the Pipeline Trucking/Oakley/ Marina Trans-missions sponsored Chenowth. "I like racing, the track was nice. I like it - pretty rough but not too tight - easy to pass. I had a good time, especially winning; that always helps!" he laughed. "Lots of competition out there, and with so many lappers you never know how it's going to end up. I guess in the second heat they had it really wet out there, so those guys had a pretty hard time of it, and we were pretty lucky getting no water. They did water before the main, so that was good. I had a lot of luck out there!" Jerry Whelchel dominated the off road action at Sun Devil Stadium, winning his heat race, and taking it all in the main event in his Chenowth. Whelchel, Croft, Fishback Jr. and George made up the front row in the main, with Nichols, Fishback Sr., Tjelmeland and Martensen in the second row, and Sally, Kolt, Ingram and Kennedy out back. Castle had been disqualified for abusive language toward the officials and unsportsmanlike conduct. · Jim Fishback Jr. had these comments: "We had a good time. I got lucky a_nd drew a front row seat in my heat. Jerry got by me and I hung on to second, not wanting to push it too hard then. In the main I played it smart. I didn't get a good start, so I tucked in behind Jerry and that put me in second again. Tommy got by but flipped, and I started to catch Jerry at the end. It was exciting to drive, the track was really good. You could get good air off those jumps, a little short, Five thousand cubic yards of dirt covered the football field at ASU's Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona for Round 11 of the Insport/ AMA Supercross tour. In addition, twenty-two of the nation's finest short coursers put on a great Class 10 side show to "Slick" Rick Johnson's - -championship motocross ride. This was Arizona's first full blown stadium event, and over 32,000 fans turned out for three and a half hours of exciting racing produced by SMC's Mike Goodwin and staff. The Arizona Desert Racing Association presented the "Formula 10 Baja Car" racing in a two heat and main event format, each 12 laps long. "This is the first true stadium type event we've sanctioned in Arizona," said A.D.R.A. President Phil Auernheimer before the race. "Not only are these drivers well known locally in Arizona and California, they are top ranked on a national level. This race will finally give the Arizona champions a chance to prove to the hometown crowd just how good they really are, Summertime Fun! SUPERSTITION 250111 Saturday Night August 9, 1986 AMSA desert series points race. Three cars will make a class. Info: Days: Jeff Wright (619) 561-4810 Evenings: Fud (619) 427-5759 Presented by the Fudpucker Racing Team Page 50 which is what they've had to go to California to do in the past. Without a doubt, it's going to be a sensational race!" But, it was Anaheim, CA's Jerry Whelchel who would dominate the action, making up for a -morning that went sour with a sick transmission fifty miles out at the Mint 400. Jerry earned $2475 in the process. The entire playing area at this stadium is rather tight, just larger than a football field at 130 by 73-1 / 3 yards. Building a combina-tion super cross/ off road car track there was no mean feat. Off the start a hundred yard dash led to a sweeping 180° left turn, complete with a jump on the inside line. Then a pair of jumps led to a section of whoops at the entrance to a tight 180° left. Next was the biggest jump on the course, it was followed by a tight 180° to the right. A section of moguls that were rougher than they looked led to the last turn, another 180° to the left with a jump just past the apex. Though the dirt was touted to be "special", it tu med out to be typical Arizona Loam, rock hard and slippery, especially when wet. A short practice session left four racers down. Carlos Serrano and Dwight Lundell blew trannies, Maurice Deise snapped shocks like matchsticks, and Ed Martensen ruined a motor. Larry Ragland was still in Las Vegas after winning the Mint 400, so Martensen commandeered his Magnum for the evening. Lundell went to work swapping trannies, Deise went shock hunting and Serrano went on the trailer. Starting positions were luck of the draw for the heats, and the first heat lined the cars up four abreast in this order: Kent Castle, Jim Fishback Jr., Jon Brockett, Mike Sally, Jerry Whelchel, Stan Rowland, Jim Nichols, Vince Tjelmeland, and Doc Ingram. Sally grabbed the holeshot, but Castle took over· halfway around with Whelchel and Fishback Jr. on his tail. Castle then tangled with a tire barrier and dropped to third·. Whelchel increased his lead on the field until he caught a back marker on lap 4 and couldn't get around, letting Fishback and Castle catch up. Nichols was fourth, Sally fifth and Tjelme-land sixth. Brockett and Ingram were fighting hard for seventh, and Brockett ended up stuck in the hay bales. Castle dropped back and then out on the eighth lap. At the finish Whelchel led Fishback, Nichols, Tjelmeland, Sally and Ingram to qualify for the main event. The racers lined up for the second heat in this order: Tommy Croft, Greg George, Dale Fowler, Don Kolt, Brad Castle, Ron Carter, Jim Fishback Sr., Maurice Deise, Tim Kennedy, driving Larry Noel's Jerry Whelchel grabbed the holeshot and never looked back. Then came Fishback Jr., Croft, George, Tjelmeland, Martensen, Fishback Sr., Nichols, Kennedy, Kolt, Sally and Ingram. On the second lap Croft made his move and grabbed second, as Nichols ended up in the bales. The sixth lap saw the only flip when Tommy Croft clipped a tire barrier and landed on his roof. Still in the same lap with Whelchel were the Fishbacks,Jr. and Sr., Kennedy, Martensen, Sally and Kolt. Tjelmeland had a flat on the fifth lap, and George , but it worked out great!" Fishback, also in a Chenowth, thanked his sponsors, Fishback Racing/Ontario Air Parts/ Pro Car Wax, Indianola Transmis-sions and Scott USA. Chen-owths, in fact, swept the first four positions and were driven by more than half the finishers. A.D.R.A. and Mike Goodwin were pleased enough with the turnout at Sun Devil Stadium that the Off Road Classic for 1987 is already being planned. Jim Fishback Jr. trailed Whelchel in both the heat race and Ed Martensen borrowed Larry Rag land's Chenowth and the main event, and Fishback took second in both races drove it to fourth in the main event, the best finish among driving a Chenowth. the local drivers. ·zanies. The cars go't some serious air off this jump. Here Jim Vince Tjelemeland was a strong fourth in his heat. but a Fishback Sr. shows how he landed sponsorship from flat tire in the main event put him down and out of action Ontario Air Parts, which he owns. early in the game. June 1986 Dusty Times

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.:.O.,.· Jim Fishback Jr. won the overall Class 10 honors, after collecting Desert King Rob Tolleson showed his stuff in both Class 1-2- . Frank "Butch" Arciero won the first Class 1 heat. and fought troubles in the second round to end up third in the overall points. high points in the first heat and a win in the hard fought second 1600 heats. and he came away the overall winner. with a victory round. . in the second heat. The Baja Bug battle ended with Bill Raybould holding off the challenge from second placed Kathy Fay and Bursey took third from Stacy Fay. During intermission the capacity crowd left their grandstand seats to munch some track steaks and watch the pro BMX bicycle demonstration. Up in the · timing tower talented announcer Bruce Flanders interviewed the trophy girls and World Speedway Motorcycle Champion turned movie star Bruce Penhall. Sprinkled througho ut the car heats were the O utlaw Suzuki Quad Racer Championship series for all types of ATVs. Winning everything in both three wheeler motos was Kawasaki's Jimmy White, Sean Finley, and Brian Fuller. The four wheel quads were domin-ated in both motos by Steve, Wright, Jeff Watts, and John Neary. The winners in the Odyssey classes were Ron Burns, Ron Pierce, and Mike Lovelle. By the time the fans were back in their seats, the water truck had made its rounds and everybody was ready for the final events of the day. The desert buggies and Baja Bugs led it off with a clean rolling start in reverse finishing order. Front row drivers Watson and John Asterino tried to hold the front positions, but Dave Locke came up from the second row into the lead before the first lap was over. Ovanessian moved into the second spot ahead of Watson and Asterino. Chris Bowen was alone until Roarin' Rob Tolleson started his charge up through the field from way back in the pack. The Baja Bugs flew off the start with Kathy Fay nabbing the lead from a lagging pole positioned Allen Bursey. By the third lap, Bill Raybould had motored from last place to first by taking most of the turns on two wheels. Bill and his co-driver could be seen leaning into the turns like sidecar motorcyclists to maintain their balance. In the remaining buggie laps, leader Locke's engine began to smoke and it slowed him a bit as Tolleson was blasting ahead for the lead. Locke hesitated for an instant at the top of Animal's Leap and Tolleson bumped him over the steep edge sideways. Ovanessian arrived on the scene and became stuck on top of Tolleson's rear wheel. Then tht>y slid over the edge together to join Locke. Tolleson got away first as Locke slowly followed and Butch Darling took over third. They finished in that order except for Darling who was disqualified for not attending the post race tech inspection. Overall winner Rob Tolleson received$ 1000 for first place, Chris Bowen $500 for · second; and Dave Locke $250 for third. · Meanwhile, the Baja Bug of Allen Bursey made an all out bid for the lead around Kathy and up to pass Raybould. but ended up back in third. They finished their second heat in the same order as the first heat, so Raybould collected $300 for the overall win and Kathy Fay $200 for the overall second place. Twelve Class 1 cars lined up for the start of their last heat, but it took three rolling restarts to get them safely launched . Jim Fishback Sr. took the early lead on the freshly watered track as the muddy cars of Johnny Robinson, Ed Martensen, Bobby Morse, J.C. Myers, Marty Tripes, and G reg George jockeyed for positions. On the second lap Fishback Sr. had pulled away as Martensen, Myers, and Tripes moved up in the field. Greg George was doing the same until he flew off the second jump of Animal's Leap in grand highspeed style and found himself sliding out of control toward the chain link fence. "I couldn't see a thing through the cl ust," said George later, "and then all of a sudden there was a fence. I turned the steering wheel like crazy and somehow missed it." He continued in the race without losing a position. At the halfway signal it was easy to spot the leader because Al Arciero flies high over the jumps at Glen Helen en route to a fine second overall, with a second and a fourth in the Class 1 heats. Stadium star Jerry Whelchel won his first heat in Class 10. then lost a rear tire in the main event to drop out of the points. Steve Kelley had a good second in the first Class 1 0 heat, The 5-1600 Baja Bugs had all the fun and finished in the but had a problem with the rolling starts. and was same order all day. Sisters Kathy and Stacy Fay traded penalized on points later. positions. and Bill Raybould won the class. Dusty Times June 1986 Fishback's car was the only clean racer on the track. But as he began to lap slower traffic the shine disappeared. Greg George was still on the move and made it through the traffic to challenge Fishback, Sr. for the lead. Eric Arras had also moved up and was waiting for the right time to strike. Next, George made it around Fishback and took off on his own. And on the last lap Arras made his move on Fishback to take the second spot. Greg George finished first, Arras second, Fishback Sr. third followed by Al Arciero, Marty Tripes, and Dave Bonner. In the overall points Eric Arras with his lucky numbered 13 Chenowth won the first place prize payback of $1300. Al Arciero was second with $650, brother Butch earned $325, and Jim Fishback Sr. and Rich Leigh won $162 each. Final race of the day honors went to Class 10 for their twelve lap main event. Jammin' Jerry Whelchel used his outside pole position to take his usual lead spot through the first turn with Tommy Croft on his bumper. But as the field came through the moguled switchbacks, some racers became so tangled that the race was stopped and the wreckers were used to clear the track. The restart was a clean single file roller with Whelchel's flashing red light leading the way. Jim Fishback Jr. bared his animal teeth and moved into second as Brad Castle, Croft, Kelley, and Jim Nichols followed in tight order. A couple laps later Whelchel had the misfortune of a flat left rear tire which forced him to retire {pun intended). That left the lead up for grabs and both Fishback Jr. and Brad Castle went for it. Fishback looked to have a slight advantage, but Castle drove the race of his life on every turn and over every jump. They staged a good clean wheel-to-wheel battle until the laps ran out. Tommy Croft stayed in third watching for a chance to pass if the leading pair took each other out of the race, but it never happened. Croft suddenly pulled off the course with a quiet engine and slowly walked back to the pits. Jim Nichols inherited a distant third ahead of Larry Noel, Steve Kelley with a smoking engine blowing perfect smoke rings, and Marty Coyne. Fishback Jr. kept the lead to win the first place prize of -$2000 and Brad Castle earned $ 1000 for second. In third was Jim Nichols for $500, Larry Noel got $250, and Steve Kelley and Marty Coyne each took $125 home. It had been a full day of top notch stadium off road racing for the talented racers and the enthusiastic fans. There would have been more spectators if there was more viewing room available. Stadium Racing U .S.A presented a strong racing event on an outstanding course, and if the next four races of the O utlaw Off Road Nationals are anything like this opening event, be sure not to miss a lap. 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Additional HAPPENINGS June 20 Santa Fe Speedway Chicago, IL Chris Raffo: (312) 644-6058 July 5-6 Sugar Camp Challenge Sugar Camp, WI . Walt Schwalbe: (414) 786-8766 July 19-20 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI Dave Vandermissen: (906) 466-7494 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 30~3 1 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Dennis Rosa: (715) 478-2924 September 13-14 Dixie Autocross Birch Run, ML Tom Arthur: (517) 832-3274 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Karen Jenkins 2345 Hopkins Crossroad Minnetonka, MN 55343 (612) 544-2370 June 21-22 Prime Challenge Trego, WI Info: Gary Campbell (715) 635-9'179 July 5-6 Off Road Challenge Sugar Camp, WI Info: Scott Schwalbe (715) 272-1101 July 19-20 UP Off Road 100 Bark River, MI Info: Dave Vandermissen (906) 466-7494 August 2-3 Hodag 50 Rhinelander, WI Info: Bernie Eckert (715) 362-6550 August 16-1 7 Off Road W eekend Fountain.City, WI Info: Bill Schirm (608) 783-1187 August 30-31 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Info: Dennis Rosa (715) 4 78-2924 September 13-14 Colorama ·100 Sugar Camp, WI Info: Scott Schwalbe ( 414) 786-8766 VORRA August 30-31-September l VORRA/Dayton 300 Desert Race Dayton, NV 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 WHEEL TO WHEEL, INC. P.O. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL !CO (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 August 2-3 4x4 & Buggy Wheel to Wheel Brighton Speedway Brighton,_ Ontario Canada August 15-17 8th Annual Bancroft 4x4 Challenge Sand Drags, Wheel to Wheel, Obstacle Bancroft, Ontario, Canada Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1 702 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 June 21-22 Virginia City 200 Virginia City, NV July 26 Petaluma Raceway Petaluma, CA August 9-10 Petaluma Raceway ' Petaluma, CA ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES [ree1. Send your 1986 schedule a.1 soon as possible [or listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to; DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry Ave., . Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. • Complete Suspension • Racing Lights • Steering Wheels • Full Line of Rod Hall Apparel • And Much More • Full Color Catalog CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-331-0915 IN NEVADA 1-800-422-2296 Page 12 June 1986 more ••• TRAIL NOTES GOODYEAR showed off their brand new tractor trailer at the Mint 400, and it sure is a luxury liner. Along with a machine shop and the usual tire changing area in the back, the trailer features a neatly decorated lounge up front, plus all the kitchen equipment to make life easy in the pits. The new rig got its first taste of dust at Check 3 at the Mint 400, and the Weatherman radio system was busy all day with calls from broken down racers. Goodyear just announced that, beginning with the Score Baja Internacional, they have increased their contingency postings for existing classes and have added contingency for all other classes. The money has doubled for Classes 3, 4, 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and 8 to $-1000 for first in class and $400 for second in class. As an additional bonus, Goodyear, impressed no doubt by a 1-2-3 sweep of .Class 8 at the Mint 400, will double the contingency paid to $2000 for first, $800 for second and $500 for third in any class where three eligible Goodyear equipped vehicles finish 1-2-3 in a given class. All Goodyear asks in return is that full fender vehicles use 15 inch decals on the front fenders, the car owner sign an ad release, and Wrangler Radials are on all four wheels. For all other classes, ifW rangier Radials are used on the rear wheels and any Goodyear tires are on the front, the contingency will be $500 for a first in class and $200 for second, provided rwo decals are prominently displayed on the car and ad releases are on record. Get the complete details from Paula Simms at (714) 993-7448 or check it out in contingency row at the desert events. THE SCORE/HORA DESERT SERIES is now three races old and the points leaders are beginning to emerge. A brief rundown, hot off of Danny Cau's computer, is all we have space for, but the full list should be in the Baja program. In Class 1 Larry Noel leads with 243 points over Ivan Stewart, 229, Nick Nicholson, 186 and Tom Koch, 182. InClass 2Jerry Penhall leads with 274 over Bob Gordon, 270,Jim Temple, 264 and Bob Richey, 260. In Ciass 1-2-1600 Jack Ramsay leads with 330, just holding the overall lead as well. Next is Willie Melancon, 238, Dave Mansker, 228, and Steve Barlow, 220. In Class 3 Buck Griffin leads at 172, Gale Pike has 152, Don Adams, 149 and] .M. Bragg, 123. Rod Hall leads Class 4 with 221 points, followed by John Dyck, 128, Don McCormack, 124 and Don Yoston, 12Q. Hartmut Klawitter leads Class 5 with 242 points to Max Razo's 237, Larry McCallum has 192 and Stan Parnell, 191. Mike Lesle leads Class 5-1600 with 202 over Steve Lakin, 186, Owen Duggan, 175 and David Anckner, 156. Chris Robinson, natch, leads 6S with 74 points. In Class 6 Larry Schwacofer leads with 145 over Wes Moser at 141. Manny Esquerra has a huge lead in Class 7 over Roger Mears, 203 to 95, and Brian Dolinar and Jack Johnson are tied at 58. Paul Simon leads Class 7S with 185, Willie Valdez and Spencer Low are tied at 175, and Chuck Johnson has 156. Jerry McDonald has a huge lead in 7 4x4s with 239 points over Michael Horner, 174, Fred Wright, 104 and G.T. Gowland, 95. In Class 8 Walker Evans leads with 259 points over Dave Shoppe, 225, Robin Tulleners, 184 and Dan Beaver, 149. Dave Wood leads Class 9 with 188 points, followed by Gary Cogbill, 162, James Gross, 107 and Larry Webster, 81. In Challenge Class Rick Johnson leads with 284, followed by Mike Ward, 255, Kent Lothringer, 228 and Bob Johnson, 206. Now second overall on points is the Class 10 leader Steve Tetrick at 314, followed by Rick Hagle, 258, Steve Sourapas, 211 and Jim Greenway, 200. Mike Abbott leads the tight Class 11 points race with 82 over David Hendrickson, 75, Andy Diaz, 72 and Ramon Castro, 64. In Class 14 Steve Mize! leads with 93 over Lowell Arnold, 62, Jerry Daugherty, 53 and Dale Lenig, 47. It is interesting that outof 18 classes, only five defending champions are currently leading their class, Rod Hall, Mike Lesle, Larry Schwacofer, Manny Esquerra and Steve Mize!, all but Lesle competing in small entry classes. It shows that with the increased interest in the desert series, only a few classes will be a cherry pick for the points winner this year. Although only three events of eight are in the records, the battles are already tight in many classes. THE ONE LAP OF AMERICA WINNER this year was not a factory entry, but the super TSO team from New England of Karl Chevalier, Nelson Shepherd and Phil Suom,u. Their Toyota Celica led from the start in Detroit and beat 115 other teams to earn the top prize of$10,000 by most accurately arrivin•g at the 46 secret checkpoints. They acrued just 34 penalty points and won the eight day, 8,Q00 mile rally by nine seconds. Defending champion John Buffum, with Richard Hughes and Tom Grimshaw co-driving the Audi 5000 CS Quattro Station Wagon placed second with 43 points.' However, Buffum and Grimshaw won their-second SCCA Pro Rally of the season the following week, driving their Audi Sport Quattro to victory at the Nor'wester in Oregon. In third on the One Lap was the midwestern team of Robert Martin, Mike Puffenberger and Mark Fox . . Their Ford Bronco II collected 59 points. The full report on both rallies will be in the July issue. · • MOLSON CANADA RESULTS -The first race in the BFGoodrich Challenge Cup Series run with the Molson Supercross was held on a snowy, muddy track at Calgary's Stampede Park. Gerry Charlton scored a flag to flag victory in the main event for Class 10, and the Langley, B.C. driver also won his heat race. Roger Caddell, of Puyallup, WA was second in the main in his Funco, followed by British Columbians Ed Van Goo!, Rob Davidson and Roy Wall. The track was deeply rutted and muddy, and only four of the eight starters were still running at the finish. Four days later Gerry Charlton won again at the second event ,of the series at Vancouver's B.C. Place. This time Charlton again led from the start, but on the seventh lap he plowed some hay bales and did not regain the lead until the final lap. Todd Springer of Bothell, WA was second in Vancouver, followed by Larry Flowers of Tacoma, WA, Bob Davidson and Ray Wall of British Columbia, and Roger Caddell who won this race last year. The series moves thousands·of miles east now, with the final events in Montreal and Toronto. THE MINT 400 ON TV! ESPN filmed the Mint 400 last month, and the scheduled air date is June 20 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Before you turn on the tape machine, check your local listings. Also of interest.on ESPN is the Acropolis Rally from Greece, airing on June 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 EDT. ( more TRAIL NOTES on r,ai:c 57) Dusty Times

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Outlaw Off Road Nationals at Glen Helen Al held his position through the first lap as George closely followed . Next came Frank "Butch" Arc iero Jr., Ed Martensen, Eric Arras, and J.C. Myers, back from the road racing wars, in his old black Cosworth powered Funco. On the second lap George and Butch managed to slip by Al and the trio began to pull away from the rest of the Kelley continued their duel for the lead right up to the finish line with Whelchel crossing first. Next up were the Class 10 even numbered qualifiers. Jim "The Animal" Fishback Jr. had the inside pole with Tommy "The Tomahawk" Croft next door. After a dean rolling start, Fishback Jr. made the holeshot with Croft only inches behind. Following in hot pursuit were Jim Nichols, Brad Castle, Dan Bentley, and many others. Throughout ·the remaining laps the -field settled into a single file parade with few challenges for positions. Fishback Jr. took the win and Croft finished a safe second place. By Richard K. Schimlm Photos; Richard K. S~hwalm/Trackside Photo Enterprises Jield. Martensen and Myers were enjoying a friendly battle for the fourth position as Dave Bonner, Marty Tripes, and Jim Fishback Sr. were scrapping for the sixth spot. After the halfway signal was given, Butch and brother Al were the leading pair after Greg George' dropped out. with a severe misfire. As the leaders wove their way through lapped traffic, Eric Arras moved up to thjrd place and Dave Bonner had to give up his hard earned spot due to a lost left rear wheel. The other racers followed in order until the ten laps were run, At the-finish the winner was Butch Arciero followed by brother Al, _Arras, Myers, Martensen, Fishback Sr., and Rich Leigh who had recovered from a early lap roll over. Rounding out the first half of the day's racing were the combined desert Classes 1-2-1600 and 5-1600. The desert buggies were mostly single seaters but a few two seaters were mixed in for authenticity. And five Class 5-1600 Baja Bugs completed the field. The buggies were off first with Chris Bowen's two seater leading Neil Phillips, -Rick Boyer, Rob "1985 Desert Champion" Tolleson, John Ovanessian, John Asterino, Butch Darling, and Dave Locke through the first lap. Riverside's Eric Arras, #13, moved his trick Chenowth through the traffic gridlock to win Class 1 overall with third and second place heat finishes. The Class 10 Limited Single Seat buggies were run in two eight lap heats with the odd numbered qualifiers up first. Desert Class 8 truck champion, Steve Kelley, started in the inside front row next to stadium star Jerry Whelchel. Kelley won the drag- race to the first turn, but before the first lap was completed Whelchel had squeezed into the lead. Second row starter Larry Noel missed a gear on the rolling start which strung out the pack. A few laps later Noel had worked up to third while Gary Dillon, Ron Carter, Ron Gates, and Marty Coyne gave chase. During these battles there were some scary spin outs on Animal's Leap by Eddie Lynch, Dillon, and others, Bill Raybould grabbed the Baja Bug lead from pole sitter Stacy Fay while sister Kathy Fay and Allen Bursey followed in third and fourth positions. A few laps later Kathy put her foot down and battled around Stacy with Bursey dose behind . Along with the California spring weather came a new ....__ stadium off road racing series organized by Stadium Racing USA. Masterminded by veteran racers Marty Tripes, Jim Fishback Sr. and son Jim Fishback Jr., this series is designed to fill a void for those local short course or stadium off road racers without· a place to race. The opening event was held at Glen Helen, CA, which is located a few miles north of San Bernardino in a county off. highway vehicle park. It . is nestled in a small canyon bordered by rolling hills which provided an excellent basis for a very challenging course. Marty Tripes and his road crew carved a course with many different surfaces, various jumps, and some drastic elevation changes. One section was quite spectacu-lar as it took the racers up the side of a steep hill, around a small tree, and then off a long free fall drop down to a single huge high-speed jump which ended in a ' series of moguls. Tripes aptly dubbed the section "Animal's Leap" in honor of Jim "The Animal" Fishback. Jr. Off road star Tommy Croft's comment about it was, "Each time I go off that leap, I leave my stomach up there." . Most of the morning was used UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS HOW TO WIN A MINT: ~POWER STEERING UMP Power Steering 1986 Mint 400 Winners ... Overall I Rag/and 2 Theriot Class I I Ragland 2 Huffman 3 Renz Class 2 J Theriot 3 McMillin Class /0 I Tetnck/Ronn Class 5 4 McMillin 5 _Noe1 . UMP POWER STEERING • Draws Less Than I HP 2 Diehl/Langley • Choice of Aluminum or Steel Components • Parts or Complete System. 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Chris Bowen and his brave co-Promptly at high noon the racing action began with . nine Class 1 Unlimited Single Seat buggies taking the starting grid in pairs. Al Arciero was in the pole position with Greg George to his right. After the green flag waved, . but they restarted without any serious damage. Whelchel and . driver kept their Eight Ball Racing Team effort in front of the hard pressing Tolleson all the way to the checkered flag. Boyer held third followed by Asterino, Phillips, Darling, Ovanessian, and Locke. Second place overall on points went tc Brad Castle who drove the wheels off his Raceco in a pair of Class 10 contests . . Chris Bowen's Eight Ball two seater provided the only challenge to Rob Tolleson in Class 1-2-1600. Bowen won the first heat and was second overall. Jimmy Nichols scrapp"ed it up with the fast boys in his Hard charging Greg George put together some fast runs Raceco, and he ended up earning third overall in Class 10 to the front, but his #50 Class 1 car retired from the first on points. heat, though he won the second round. June 1986 Dusty Times

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THE NEW JEEP·WRANGLER the rear tailgate assembly, with the spare tire riding on a swing out arm for easy access. Good news to·o is· that the bow structure on the soft top is dif-ferent. While we didn't try re-moving and replacing the soft top in the rain, it sure looks like it will be less of a hassle to put back on the rig than the tops on the CJs were. in the new model is that the all American Jeep is now an import, made in Canada. The reason is that the Toledo plant is packed to capacity with Cherokees and Comanches, so the YJ tooling moved north of the border. The Jeep CJ Turns.into a-Jeep YJ for ,1987 By Jean Cal~1i11 The new W rangier model is a worthy descendent of the CJ, which was in production for over 40 years. The YJ is still a real Jeep, but it has acquired many modern manners, the most notic-able on the long haul being the better ride and road holding features. Take heart CJ Jeep fans, the beloved favorite is not dead, just . changed a bit. While the last CJ 7 rolled off the Toledo assembly line last January, the next mutation was already under test. The Jeep W rangier is the name in the USA. Due to a conflict in brand names, it will be called the YJ, the code name, in Canada, where, incidentally, all units will be built at the plant in-Brampton, Ontario. The newest Jeep has a lot of CJ in the overall aspect, but it also has a considerable amount of new features, both in design and in cosmetics. To tie it in with the new family of Jeeps, Cherokee and Comanche, the YJ Wrangler has a slight kink in the grill and sports modern square headlights, giving the nose an instant recogni-tion factor over the CJ model. The rest of the body has a most familiar look, but it sits on a redesigned chassis with a wider track for better road holding. New· also is that the soft top models now have a steel lower half door that does cut down on the drafts. · Inside the new Jeep is fancy indeed, with a padded instrument panel, a flock of auxiliary instru-ments marching across the center dash, very comfortable bucket seats and carpeting to add to the passenger car concept. At the int_roduction Jeep spokesman stressed the fact that in recent years their surveys showed that over half the CJ owners used their Jeeps for daily transporta-tion, with only occasional off road trips. Therefore the newest Jeep has more creature comfort inside and out and stem to stern than one normally expects from a small utility vehicle. During a brief test drive in pouring rain we found that the new soft top did not leak at all, nor did the hard top, and there were no rattles either. Power for the new line of] eeps is a choice of two, either the standard 2.5 liter, four cylinder engine with electronic fuel injec-tion or the old faithful 4.2 liter six cylinder in line engine. The four cylinder is listed at 117 Dusty Times horsepower at 5,000 rpm with maximum torque of 135 foot pounds at 3,500 rpm. The six cylinder boasts 210 foot pounds of torque at 2,000 rpm, but we foJJnd the Wrangler we drove with the six cylinder was as thirsty as ever on the road, and it does not have the long range on a tank of gas supplied by the four banger in the same rig. A five speed manual transmission is standard, and a three speed automatic is an option only with the 258 CID six cylinder engine. There are myriad new features on the 1987 Jeep Wrangler, and the new model will be in your local showroom this summer. While the rig still has the rugged abilities of the CJ off road, it has a lot more civilized features, including ; good highway ride. Of course there are optional sus-pension packages for those who do more off road than on road Jeeping. New also is a change in Later in the year, when the Wranglers hit the road and the trail, we will have a full report on the YJ model Jeep in its produc-tion form. The one note of irony Left: The biggest difference outwardly from the CJ line is the grill with a kink in the middle, and the square headlights are a Y J feature also. Right: Happily the soft top still can be removed completely for open air touring on the highway or . byway, and it should /;)e easier to refit. ~--The new model has complete instrumentation on the center of the dash, plus all the wonders of modern sound and heat and air. conditioning. ,, •. ;: _A-A neat feature is the half steel door o"n the soft top models, and it comes complete with civilized vinyl interior and real padding. GET READY FOR-SUMMER RACING With New Safety. 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T"E HDRA MINT 400 Larry Ragland Wins Overall in a Solo Drive Through the Dust It was touch and go last winter, but the Mint 400 lives on. The annual happening, advertised as the 19th annual, but really the 18th, took place in glorious race weather early in May on a new venue south of Las Vegas, Nevada. All but two of the races, that started in 1968, took place either at the Mint Gun Club or the course north of the Las Vegas Speedrome. The first edition staged out of the Stardust Raceway, the 1973 route was also south of town and headquartered in Jean, and there was no race in 1974. This-year it _was a new course based in Sloan, close to the HORA office. No driver was sorry about missing the silt beds of the former course at the Speedrome. Of course the new route held: plenty of the traditional nasty rocks and knee deep silt, but where it was fast, it was really fast. The course wound southeast from Sloan, touching close to both Hender-son and Boulder City. A new wrinkle was a trip each lap through a motocross course whose stands were packed with Driving alone every tough mile of the rugged new course Larry Ragland won the 1986 Mint 400 overall by nearly ten minutes, a resounding victory. The Porsche powered Chaparral performed flawlessly en route to the triumph, and Ragland is the first Ar_izona driver to win overall at the Mint 400. strong winds were blowing. The winner at Lucerne, Temple ran out of luck this round and hit a tricky hole not far from the start, spectators. You either loved the knife edged jumps or you hated them ... the jury is still out. Two trips per 100 mile lap through the McCullough mountains kept things interesting, and a couple of passes across Jean Dry Lake gave everyone a taste of real dust at high speed. The rest of the route was typical, often cross grain running, some on virgin . trails. For the first time the ban on spectators in some areas was enforced. It sure made the competitors happy to be able to race without running into campers, three wheelers and the usual assortment of overly happy casual spectators. Many drivers said that it was the safest Mint 400 course ever: All of the usual hoopla surrounding a Mint 400 was in place. The Mint Hotel was packed all week with eager racers and hangers on buying trinkets that ranged from the popular p"ins to fancy jackets. As usual, th_e Contingency Row and Tech Inspection took place on Fremont Street in front of the Mint Hotel. But, the throng of contingency donors, 20 more than last year, necessitated blocking off an extra block just to accommodate the various companies and their displays. It all st_arted in bright sunshine . early Friday morning, and the race cars moved through the single file line at a steady pace. The lack of an impound this year brought the majority of the entry out early, and by eight in the evening there were no cars in line. Most of the contingency people packed up and left; although the ceremony wasn't formerly over until 10:00 p.m. Despite no impound at Sloan, the.staging procedure was not the anticipated nightmare, and most everyone made their starting time. HORA had the start/ finish area looking very festive with the sponsoring Nissan decor and a host of other flags and banners lining the area. Happily, the new chain link fencing kept spectators off the race course broke a link pin and soon lost a here, and this was another much wheel. Later Jim's son Mark appreciated innovation at the rescued the car, the crew fixed it, starting line, which has always and Mark went on to finish the needed crowd control. A ramp race. just prior to the start line was the The two seaters were really spot where each car had its storming, and the first car picture taken, so even if you around was the 1985 champion broke early you would have a Chenowth of Corky and Scott picture of your Mint 400 car. Mc.Millin with a 2:01.52, good Close to 400 entries were on for the class lead_ at th_is point. It the list, and with the usual Was several minutes before the amount of no shows a healthy next two seater appeared, with 367 cars in 18 classes took the the Funco-ORE of Cam Thieriot green flag. After the 18 hours ran . and Greg Lewin lying second on out, a mere 113 found the time, less than two minutes back; checkered flag, a 30.8 percent they made a brief pit stop and ratio which harks back to the carried on. Two time Mint 400 Mint 400s of past years. The overall winners Jim and Billy starting order was typical Nevada Wright had their Raceco in third, With Class 2 leading off, followed just seconds later, and Dan by 10 and then 1, a fact oflife on CornweJl was tight in fourth in a average Speed from prior events, Raceco; but he had a five hour but not well accepted by the second lap, a penalty and was Class 1 drivers. seen no more. The Raceco of Around eight in the morning Dave Kreisler/ Jim Noble~ was the defending overall champion only one second more• out, Jim Temple took the green in his followed by the Chenowth of Raceco, one of 47 starters in Jerry Penhall and Kent Pfeiffer. Class 2. It was 77 degrees and Only 28 covered the first lap, and ------------- ---------------Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin took second overall and first in Class 2 in their best finish ever in the Funco Warrior racer prepared by Off Road Engineering. Trying hard for their third overall Mint win, Jim and Billy Wright had to settle for second in Class 2 and third overall this year in the Raceco. The first lap leader. the Chenowth of Gorky and Scott McMillin had some trouble later. but came back for third in Class 2 and eighth overall. Page 14 June 1986 Dusty Times

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Doing the best yet in his new Raceco. Jim Greenway Using Rabbit power to great advantage. Craig Watkins survived late breaking woes and flew to second in Class 10 and Greg Aronson drove their new Raceco to third in Taking the lead on the last lap, Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn scored another victory in Class 10, by 13 minutes, and the O.R.E. was a..swift fourth overall. and a nifty fifth overall. Class 10 and a keen sixth overall. Scoring the only victoryby Las Vega s based drivers, Darren Wilson and Eddie Webb got the job done in Class 1-2-1600 driving their new Mirage and they were seventh overall! Moving up each lap, the team of John Cooley and Mark Fox took over the Class 5 lead somewhere on the last dusty lap and hung on for victory in their new Baja Bug. ,,%, potential winner Danny Letner was among the missing. · Midway, when Cam Thieriot handed over to. Greg Lewin he had the class lead by a hefty ten minutes .over the McMillins, and Cam had the overall lead by four · minutes. Kreisler/ Nobles were ten minutes back iii third, just seconds ahead of the Wrights, and the leaders were in the traffic now as they lapped some late starting classes. Bob Gordon had worked up to fifth in class and Steve Martin was sixth, having lost time when he snagged a pole in the motorcross course and it flipped off the fan belt. Twenty-four went at least halfway in Class 2, but only 16 covered 300 miles. · With one lap to go Thieriot/ Lewin held the class lead, but Bob Gordon had his Chenowth in second, about 16 minutes behind and about five minutes ahead of the Wrights. The McMillins held fourth, and Steve and Tom Martin were a few minutes back in fifth. It was anyone's game on the last 100 miles. Greg Lewin held a strong pace through the late afternoon, · and he drove the Funco, that his own O.R.E. shop race preps, across the finish line'for the Class 2 win and second overall. Greg rolled slowly across, and he had to motor around the block to get the official time, but it did not Despite a rash of flat tires. Chet and Lloyd Huffman stayed Moving steadily up the ran ks in the second half of the race. on the gas and brought their O.R.E. home second in Class Bob Renz and Dick Clark zipped home third in Class 1 in 1 and ninth overall. the sleeJs Raceco. Making it 1-2 for Mirage in Class 1-2-1600. Rob Tolleson. Fan belt problems on the last lap dropped one time class with buiider Bill .Varnes driving relief, was just seJ/.iii.A leaders Dave Mansker and Randy Jones to third in 1-2-minutes back in second. 1600 and a keen 11th overall. Dusty Times June 1986 cost the ten minutes by any means that the team finished behind the first overall time. Bob Gordon used an extra three hours on the last lap and fell to 12th. His problem moved Jim and Billy Wright into second in class, over 13 minutes behind. Despite being more than half an hour further down on time, Corky and Scott McMillin claimed third place comfortably. John Kruger and Norm Lester This is the system run by most off road race winners came from 20th on the first lap steadily up the ranks and took a fine fourth, about nine minutes ahead of Roger Roderick .and Dennis MacReady. The luckless Martin brothers had more woes and were sixth, not far ahead of Penhall/ Pfeiffer. Missing on the last lap was Floridian Jimmie Crowder, who vanished while in eighth place. In all 15 Class 2s finished, and Mark Temple took that last ~ TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS GO FOR 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 15

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---· CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison The Rim of the W orld proved a deadly event for most of the competitors. The course just ;:ite the cars and spit them out without tires, carbs, half-shafts, rear axles and shocks. The twenty DNF teams stayed to cheer on the survivors though, in a great display of good sportsmanship: Rim played havoc with the CRS points standings, as many of the top rated competitors failed to complete the route. ■■ OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM By Nels Lundgren SNORE's most ·recent race, t h e Yoko Lo co, outside Henderson, Nevada, had one highlight for the club. Tom Koch in his pre-runner, with G len Wolfe riding ·sho5gun, took home first overall. Then, when he showed up at the Sneakers bar the next day to accept his trophy, he won the $ 1000 drawing open to all who entered the race .. Not bad for a \weekend of fun and ..,. frivolity. All hail the return, although it was never really gone, of the Mint 400. Congratulations to Walt Lott and his HORA crew for a beautifully set up course. The warm, but windy thank the Lord, day saw eleven out of the 22 club starters see the checkered flag. Our best finisher of the day was Jim Greenway in Class 10. Jim managed to finish second in· class, and fifth overall, even though his left rear torsion housing was no longer attached. First to finish in our flock of 1-2-1600 cars was Dave Mansker. His O.R.E. had just enough problems to put him third in class and 11th overali. Jim Stiles had a good day, and his car s·aw the fiag fourth in Class 10, 16th overall. Second in our group of 1-2--1600s was Jim Moulton and The Great _Mojave 250 at Lucerne Valley on April 5 was another indication of things to come. There were a total of 431 entries compared to 200 in the inaugural race in 1985. Although the course was extremely dusty and rough, 4 7 .9 percent of the racers finished. Los Campeones had a total of five pits, with Ame Carlson at the Main Pit at Checkpoint 1. Dave Hutchenson was at Pit A, Clark W est did the job at Pit B, Richard Allen and crew manned ·,Pit C, and Ken Maltby was at Pit D at Soggy Dry Lake. A total of _13 cars pitted with Los Page 46 T he Watanabe/W atanabe team continued to flaunt their stuff with a first overall and first Open. Hocker/ Moore stayed in with the best of them to grab a well deserved second overall and first Stock finish. Luke/Williams, the "northerners" in the Fiat 13 1 nipped at their heels, making third overall and second O pen. The Stock class team of Hull/Smith finished ahead of the Open team of Bell/ Bell for the. top five in the event. Series hot sho t teams, Child/Gutzman, Peterson /Love, Potts/ Arnold and Miller/ G odett, among others, failed to finish the rally ... aw shucks! New Mexico team Blagowsky /Morgan took home the "Bomb Out" award, much to their chagrin, after the front shocks were pushed through the Omni shock towers on the first sta e. Steve Barlow, who crossed the finish line sixth in class and 17th overall. To show you how close our 1-2-1600 cars were running, Russ Butow brought his two seater in ·ninth in class, 25th overall, while prospective Brian Steele finished 12th and 29th overall. This means we saw ten 1-2-1600s between 11th and 29th overall and three were Checkers. Shortly after these cars arrived, we saw another Checker car finish, as Michael Gaughan and Lenny · Newman brought their Class 2 car in eighth in and 32nd overall. Tom Koch ran good early, but he suffered wheel problems, enough to put him back to eighth in Class l. Also grabbing eighth in class were George Seeley and John Howard · in Class 5. Dave Kreisler's Raceco pickup showed its durability once again, as Dave finished 11th in Class 2. Our last finisher was the 1-2-1600 driven by Lou Peralta, 17th in class. In all it was a good day, with the communication good on this course. There were no real complaints from the pits, except six cars were at the main pit at one time. And there was a rather large number of tires changed all over the course. Our· next race is the Baja 500. This race should be a good one, not too hard to pit. But, we still need all the help we can get. So, see you on the streets of Ensenada. Campeones at the race. Owen Duggan was our only first place finisher, racing against 20 cars in his class. Owen and Curtis Duggan drove one of only five finishing 5-1600 cars in this race, an attrition rate of 75 percent. Steve Sourapas finlshed seventh in Class 10 and Rick Frisbee was eighth in Class 1-2-1600. Todd T uecher was second in Class 9, and Mike McCrory had engine problems and finished third in Class 9. John Cooley was seventh in Class 5, which Max Razo won by 38 seconds after being clipped by another race car in the dust at Soggy Dry Lake. Lynn Lucus was fourth in the 5-1600 group and David Ramsey was 19th in the herd in the Challenger Class. M alcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen were eleventh in Class 7S, after breaking a tie rod end, losing a tranny, and collapsing the front shock mounts. Terry· The Gibeault's Award Brunch was superb, though the waitresses were heard to mutter everyone "sure drank a lot o coffee". We had to stay awake for the prizes. Video film crews were on hand throughout the night, . covering stage starts, finishes,· an d completing interviews with various_ competi-tors. The next Rim video should be excellent. Copies will be made available at cost within the next few months. The current CRS standings on points are: Open Driver; . R. Watanabe, 440, G. Luke, 256, R. Bell, 230, R. Koch, 199, S. Child, 150, G . Burgess, 121, J. Jacobson, 120, J. Griffin, 94, L. Peterson, 92, M. Schmidt, 71. Open Co-Driver; H. Watanabe, 300, M . Williams, 240, M. Bell, 180, S. Frazee, 150, G. Ottley, 120 , D . Burgess, 90, D . SCCA Southern Pacific · Divisional News By Lynette Allison Something Free From SCCA! lf you are a member of SCCA and · find yourself woking as ser.vice ~rew, pit captain, or assisting at the checkpoints or with any other job connected with the rally, you can get FREE extra insurance. The SCCA offers additional event coverage to those · who qualify and complete either a Crew License form , for those who work service, or Specialist License, for those who work in other capacities in rally organization. Jus't get the form · free at registration and complete the form. I will send the form to the Pro Rally Office, and you should receive either the Crew License or the Specialist License. Both are good for tbe calendar year. I assume you can have both, if you work both at any event. I presented the 1985 Rim of the World video film to the Executive Board at the Cal Club recently, in order to acquaint the board with Divisional rallying as we know it. "Those guys are cra-a-z-y! ! " was muttered by a few of the viewers. The board members were intrigued by the film, and with rallying in general. They gave the OK for photos and articles concerning the rallies to be submitted to "California Sports Car", the region's magazine. Look for your familiar face or favorite rally team and car to appear there soon. The BFGoodrich Team T / A materials have arrived and_,they Lottes and Andy Felix were twelfth in Class 7S. Our DNFs were Fred Reva in Class 10 and Mike Falkosky in Class 7S. Mike had problems early in the race with a broken axle five miles out. He one-legged it past Checkpoint 3, then the other axle went south. Robert Knight worked as a flagman at one road crossing all day. LeRoy Hansen served on the Grievance Committee for Score after 'the race. LeRoy was quoted as saying it was his first and last time at that job. The awards were presented after the race· Saturday night in a p a rkin g lo t in beautiful downtown Lucerne, with a raffle of various goodies donated by June 1986 Andrews, 60, P. Wheeler, 57, G.: Sublett, 54, D.Reball,51. Stock Dr-i_ver; R. Hocker, 400, P. Gibeault, 280, M . Blore, 270, R. Hull, 240, G. Tyler, 180, G. Daland, 170, B. Perez, 160, I. Fredrikson, 110, R. Cherry; 50, T. Holmquist, 40. Stock Co-Driver; B. Moore, 300, K. Smith. 240, G . Dunklau, 180, P. · Bowman, 150, S. Fujimoto, 120. CANCELLED!! The Carson Valley Rally in June was cancelled because the rally roads were washed out and access into a new area was blocked. Organizers searched diligently for new roads since last February's rains, but were unable to locate any stages which could be organized into some semblance of a rally. · NEW EVENT!! Ray Hocker is busy trying to organize his High . Desert Trails Rally to replace the are available from me or at event registration. Competitors must complete a computer format information sheet and send it in to Goodrich to receive materials and eligibility information. Eligible teams must use BFG tires. SAAB has submitted contin-gency awards for the 1986 SCCA Divisional Rallies. Cash goes to the Best Saab, $ 100, second, $50, and third, $25. Equal amounts in bonus payments will be made for first,,second or third 'overall platings. Also Saab 900 or 900 turbo drivers will receive an additional $50. Drivers claimin g any 1986 Saab Performance Awards--must submit certified results to the Public Relations Department, Saab-Scania of America, Inc., P.O. Box 697, Orange, CT 06477. Southern Pacific Divisional standings will be submitted next month. If you have· not completed the Steward's Points Tabulation form and paid t he six dollars, you may not find vourself listed. Call me at ( 714) 736-1442. Also, those of you who failed to complete the form for the SCCA Divisional Competitor Lic~nse, $25, at Glen Helen may not be eligible for points from that event. This should be an interesting puzzle for evervone to solve. There' is a possible new rally on the 1986 schedule. Watch for information about the return of High Desert Trails, June 28-29 in Ridgecrest, CA Contact Ray Hocker at (619) 375-1028 for current information. Remember this _is a possible rally for th~ month of June. the co.mpanies and o ther contingency groups just prior to the awards. The contingency row had been huge on Friday, situated on the Main Street of Lucerne Valley, Highway 18: The road was blocked off for the event. The Mint 400 is next on the schedule and should be another block buster. Although the_ course is in a new location, starting at Sloan rather than the Las Vegas Speedrome, interest is running high. Los Campeones racers and pit people are urged to contact Don McDaniel with any information or horror stories after each race. We can't write the stories unless you tell them to us. Carson Vally Rally. The new event is tentatively scheduled for June 28-29, headquartered in -Ridgecrest. Call Ray at (619) 3 7 5-1028 for current informa-tion. The rally should cover desert terrain and low foothills around Ridgecrest. The roads are traditionally a mix of rough, smooth, silty, sandy, twisting, etc. ... a_ little bit of everything except trees. Stages are planned to run Saturday evening through early Sunday. A New Rally Series, Maybe? Several CRS organizers met with John and Claudia Nagel in April to discuss the creation of a rally series to cover the western United States, incorporating events currently scheduled within the Northern Pacific and Southern Pacific Divisional SCCA schedule. The main organization of the series closely follows the tenents of the CRS, but incorporates scoring ch anges, vehicle eligibility differences, and event weighing in slightly different categories, W e'll have more information as it develops.· SUPPORT TEAM REGISTER W e wefcome all Support T earn news articles. Typed and dou-ble spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Killarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 CHECKERS Max N·orris, 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.I.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O, Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Wayne Morris, President . (714) 996-7929 Sandy Davis, Secretary (714) 772-3877 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn Harbor & 91 Freeway Radio-FM-150.860 LOS CAMPEONES Malcolm Vinje, President 476 West Vermont Escondido, CA 92025 (619) 292-0485 (home) (619) 743-1 214 (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 S.underland'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 Dusty Times

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Robert Murphy had a terrific dice in Pro 4x4 class for second place honors, and he took second at the flag by a skinny minute, 46 seconds. Larry Manning and Bill Bailey were leading the 1600 bunch until lap 7, when a double roll over cost 40 minutes, and they ended up in second. Dan Clark and Dan Clark, Jr. had some shock breakage along the way, but they got in 15 laps, good for fourth place in Pro Unlimited class. front early in his single seater, only to have the throttle cable break, and then he had to overcome a hot engine most of the race. But, he managed a nice second place finish. After 16 laps, David Brown won again! How does he do it? He puts lots of preparation into his nifty Class 5 Baja Bug. This time the battle was not over until the checkered flag dropped, and Brown knew he didn't have the win in the bag until the very last moments. Brown's time for the 250 miles was 5:09.44, and he had very few problems along the way. Next off the line were the five entries in the 1600 cc Buggy Class. After spending a bundle of bucks renovating his SS 2, Jim Caudle was seen sitting in his car for a very long time, contemplat-ing his future plans or how to choke himself without it hurting. First the linkage went south and his partner Jim Shape rigged up a bungie cord to keep the car in third gear. Then, after complet-ing one lap, the engine went north, and they put it on the trailer. Roger Zacher developed rear suspension problems after a U-joint broke on lap 6. Dust in .the distributor plagued the Russ and Bruce Lierman entry ail day, and it slowed them down and back to a third place finish. Larry Manning and Bih Bailey had the tough luck in their single seater. Seems Bailey was on his head twice in one lap, both in tangles. One was an accident, and the other was poor judgement on a 4x4 driver's part in trying 'to pace a buggy and not let the faster car pass. First place went to Todd Francis and Brian Johnson. They reported abso-lutely no problems motoring to the win in total time of 6:38.50. A ten car field roared off the line in the Pro 4x4 group. One oddity worth· noting was that Jack Mamo started first on the road in Pro 4x4 action, and Canadian Bob Rea and his son Rob raced their very tidy Steve Farrell did not draw the he fought a race long battle with Robert Murphy, and Class 8 pickup with the Unlimited buggies and took a number one slot he drew each ended up in third place. respectable fifth in the class. --------,----,--,----;-,----:---....,-,:------:----,------,---------,-----~-------,race last year. This time it was the a new paint job applied just Kittitas and also won here at the car over-to son Richard rig driven by Jack Mamo. This _hours before the race start, Richland.-Scott had a race on his wasn't a bad idea, as he turned race,· the closest battle was for McKenzie experienced numer-hands all day, and he knew there some pretty good laps. second and third place, and there ous hew car problems. He ended were several rigs in sight on-the The Dem1is Stacy and Joe was just five seconds difference up off course on lap 12 with a same lap, but he held on to win. Reich entry was a fun time run. with 15 miles to go. Behind that -broken steering box. Steve Bringing up the rear of the race The team purchas~d a junk yard epic struggle, the Overall Racing Farrell seeme9 to be motoring was the four tar field of masterpiece of an engine, T earn had numerous problems along as fast as ever until trans Sportsman Buggies. A badly changed the oil, fitted the air early on, lots of down time both· cooler trouble developed, and broken frame in five places cleaner and went racing. They _. in the pits and on the course, and the decision was made to save the sidelined the Class 5 of Paul finished with first place in terminal water pump trouble equipment. Chrismer somewhere on the Sportsman Class and a fine came after minor distributor and Finishing sixth were Art and sixth lap. It was· the nickel and fourth overall time for the day. oil line r.epairs were made. Rob Johnson from Astoria, dime stuff that kept ,Greg Hayes · The awards and trophy Bill and Ron Jackson ended up Oregon. No particular problems from running well at Horn presentations were pool side at on the hook after covering only were reported, but some of the Rapids. After. installing heavy the very spacious and beautiful four laps. A water hose came lap times showed that things duty front spindles for this race, Richland Holiday Inn. Videos of loose, then the transfer case were not up to par. The rear it was a fuel filter that clogged up the race were shown around the mount broke, twisting the front suspension on Don Monk's and slowed him. A hand must be Cantina Bar and everyone drive line off. Entering a brand Bronco performed well this race. given to Jeff and Richard Peacock enjoyed the program. The next new rig was Roger McKenzie, However, overheating and power for being at the race and showing Pro CanAm race is scheduled at from the Tri Cities area. Sporting · steering woes held his times support for the program, even Little Rock, Washington, but it down and kept him in the middle though .the Pro class is where may be moved to the Richland of the pack, then a Severe fuel they wish to be. Jeff experienced course. It will remain on the leak took him out on lap 15. really bad motion sickness and · original -date of June 27-28. Greg Bird, from Nanaimo, B.C., was seen out of the car a few Check it out before making ran strong until the front end was. times in odd positions. Turning wasted and it slowed him down. reservations. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Playing tag on the road all the way Tom Willette, a new rider in this series, won the three wheeler battle by a tight margin of just 45 seconds. The battle for second and third went right down to the wire for Jack Mamo and Robert Murphy. With 45 miles to go Murphy had a very slim, one second lead. At· the end of lap 15 only four seconds separated the pair with -Mamo still trailing. Murphy put the hammer down on the last lap to take second place by just one minute, 46 seconds. It was two in a row for Gordon Scott in his best season start ever. He won at Flyir,g nicely here, Russ and Bruce Lierman had dusJ).p the distributor woes all day, but finished all 16 laps for third in Pro Class 1600. • Dusty Times Four wheel drive rigs are popular in the northwest, mostly modified rigs. Art and Rob Johnson drove this rig to sixth in the Pro 4x4 ranks. June 1986 Upgrade the C. 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1/@f' spot. A happy finisher, 14th, was Butch Brickell from Miarn.i Florida. He had lots of troubles, but he and Dar Robinson were thrilled to finish the Mint 400. Class 10 was nearly as crowded as Class 2 with 45 actual starters. This bunch were in close combat right from the start. Doing fast lap for the class on the first round, from 35th starti~g spot, was Mark Broneau. He turned a swift 2:08.13 for the first lap lead, but a four hour second, lap put him on the trailer after two rounds. Only 13 seconds slower on the first hundred miles was Fred Reva in his Raceco, while Rick and John Hagle, in yet anqther- Raceco, were lying third, about three minutes back. They were just a couple minutes ahead of Leroy Van Kirk and Richard Rowland, who had Lawrence and Scott · Dinovitz mere seconds behind them. So ·it went in tight Flying his Dodge like a buggy, Walker Evans had some problems en route, but the desert master led every lap on his w,ay to his eighth Mint 400 Class 8 victory. Scoring his eighth Mint 400 victory also, Rodney Hall, with Jim Fricker riding along, had some real trouble en route to the Class 4 victory in the Dodge 4x4. West Coast Distributor fOff 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 16 formation in Class 10, and 33 completed one lap. The picture changed drastical-ly on lap 2, and another ten came up missing and most of the early leaders slowed. ·Fred Reva whipped off a 2: 11 lap to take over the lead at mid distance. Sixth on the first round, Steve Tetrick recorded a 2: 17 to bound up to second, about 12 minutes behind. Van Kirk and Rowland were now third, a couple more minutes back, but after a long third lap they failed to finish. Back less than a minute, the Hagle brothers held fourth, and Jim Greenway rose from 12th to fifth midway in the race. Greg Aronson had the Craig Watkins Raceco with Rabbit power-up to sixth. Attrition was high, and another 13 parked on the third lap. Fred Reva continued to lead with just 100 miles to go, but Fred Ronn, now in the Tetrick O.R.E. had cut the lead to about six minutes. 'Going solo; Jim Greenway. got faster and was in third, another six minutes back, but only two minutes ahead of the Hagles, who were trailed in less than two m,inutes by Craig Watkins. Several others were close, many on the comeback trail after first lap disasters. Both the leader, Reva, and the Hagles were out on the last dusty lap along with five other Class 10s. By now the winds were gale Even changing a transmission did not keep Manny Esquerra from winning again in Class 7, and all eight pf Esquerra's Mint 400 victories have been in a Class 7 Ford. The hottest team in Class Mike Leste and Cameron Steele got fast tap in the class, and they led every lap to take the win on a tough course for the restricted Bugs. ' Willy and Jerry Higman had a good run in their Chenowth, and after four tough laps they came in fourth in the tight running Class 1-2-1600. Greg Diehl and Mike Longley started the last lap with a 14 . minute lead, but serious down time _dropped them to second in Class 5 at the finish. Larry McCallum grabs some air in his zippy looking Class Keeping the winner honest most of the distance Ron 5 racer, and when the leaders had trouble he moved Clyborne and Glenn Harris had a great day in the Ford, smartly into third in class. finishing second in Class 8. With a fancy new paint scheme, Dave Shoppe flew out of Up and coming stars in Class 4. John Dyck and Al Baker the motocross course, had a little trouble, but took third in did a great ;ob in their Jeep J-10 Honcho, and the team C/ass 8 in his Ford. finished a strong second in class. June 1986 D~styTimes

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Jack Johnson made· a sparkling debut in. the Nissan. Keeping the kids honest, Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez patching and fixing all the way to second in Class 7, and it kept the winners in sight all the YVay to their close. four was his first drive in a iruck. , minutes_ behind. sec.and in Class 5-1600. ~/ . Gary Cogbill and John Marking had no visible trouble_s with their Class 9 racer. as they led every lap to the victory in very good tim·e. Just over 11 hours. force, which helped on some parts of the course, but had t}:ie cars running in "their own dust on other sections. Up front Fred Ronn kept up a steady quick pace and charged home the Class 10 winner. It was the second victory in a row for Steve T ctrick and Fred Ronn, having done the job at Lucerne as well. The team did not run-trouble free, having four flats, and Ronn rolled the car and lost fourth geai-50 miles from pay dirt, and they were still fourth overall. Having some troubles of his· own on the last lap Jim Greenway brought his Raceco in second in ,class 10 and fifth overall, about 13 minutes behind. Just three more minutes back were Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson. Jim Stiles had his trouble on lap 1, did a great second round, le>st an hour on the third, put relief driver Larry Bolin in for the final tour and the pair ended up fourth in Class 10 in the Raceco. While the top four in Class 10 were Californians, the father and son team of Richard and Gary Weyhrich from Portland, Oregon, were never worse than -tenth, and they daimed fifth at the flag. Oklahoman Bud Harris lost his brakes on lap 1, and he sailed off<a trickywountain pass, down the gully and landed on the roof. Bystanders helped him right the Chenowth, he got it going and drove out of the canyon, back on the course and went racing. Harris, with Perry McNeil driving relief, finished .sixtli out of the eight in Class 10 that saw the checkered flag. Third off the line, the 34 Class 1 cars were soon moving through the nearly l;mndred _ahead of them. Tom Koch had his new Raceco wired for this race, and he did a 2:03 and change in traffic to lead the first lap. Ahead of him on the road, but about half a minute slower, Larry Ragland was on the prowl in his Porsche powered Chaparral, and these Dusty Times two were having their own race. ~bout eight minutes back Mark McMillin was third, and Ivan Stewart was only a couple more minutes back in the Toyota. However, both Ivan and teammate Frank Arciero, in Class 2, suffered numerous · mect-'ianical problems later in the race, both finishing well down the ranks in their classes. Here Mike Lund was less than another minute back in his· Chenowth, but he was seen no more. _ At the halfway point Koch fell back with flat tires, but held second, while Ragland, who ~ad a trouble free solo drive, moved into first place. Larry Noel,-who lost over two hours on lap 1, got fast la of the day on the se_cond tour, his Chaparral recording a 2:01.21, and Noel picked up ten places as well. Aaron and.Steve Hawley, who hit the fence at the start/finish line, were third here .. Suffereing flats, Chet and Uoyd Huffman had their O.R.E. in fourth, well al}ead of fifth running Ivan Stewart. On the tlfird lap Larry Ragland shifted the six cylinder Porsche engine into overdrive, and he took the-overall lead from Class 2 at this time, and also built over half an hour lead in Class 1 over the Huffmans. Koch lost a wheel and all the wheel studs, and also lost a couple of h_oms in repairs. Rob MacCachren had a disaster on the first lap, but was now back on farm and in third, about ten minutes 'behind the Huffmans. But MacCachren ~ ' WiMie Valdez and Joe Alvarado spent some time in the pits, but they carried on quickly ta win the contest in Class 7S, the first season win for Valdez and Ford in the class. Rich Minga and Dale Ebberts were up front all the way in the tight competition in Challenge Class: _they took the lead on the last lap -and scored the big yictory. With an attrition rate of 80 percent in Class 5-1600, Steve Lakin and company survived the pe,ils on course an__d finished well in third place. Driving an older Fune.a. Larry Webster and Shelton Lowery had a good run and took Class 9, only 21 minutes out of the victory. {818) 442-1788 SMITTYBILT L'VC. 2124 N. Lee, Dept OT, South El Monte, CA 91733 June 1986 Page 17

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---------------------------- - ----PRO CANAM/YOKOHAMA SERIES The Horn Rapids 150 Mile Sagebrush S~ootout HyLurnmrJD@JI . . Photos: Harvey Otterstrom/Daw W eber Todd Franciis u~II! u/hfe l!ea<ril i!liOOIUlfl: fhliiliDf way through the race, and with Brian Joh1:son co-driving, went on to'win the Pro Buggy 1/5mJ cl/ass /hl11JlfTJ@/!S_ The eastern Washington desert is much like any other desert in. early spring -beautiful! Rowers blanket tthe ground! ·in a variety of colO£S and give off m.terestmg fragrances. The Northwest's repurn.rion of -"-rain, ram and more mm seem.ed to be tthe only· threat to pulling off another enjoyable race at the Horn Rapids Sagebrnsh Shoot-out. The skies opened up, seemingly every day for the week prior to the event. and! kept us wondering. Andi, dae tempera-ture about 15 degrees from the previous week"s 805. Friday's weather was really miserable, with a steady, heavy · downpour that didln'tt look veiy good, but it stopped :mrmmd. eight in the evening. Despite the threatening week, you couldln't ask for better con.diri~ on race da.y. Not a b it'of ~ US1t except for the very late stages of the event after the cars dun.moo the moisture out of the desert ground. The Horn Rapids race mute is a small coms.e wida 15 mile ...Joops, but it is a real fun COI\JlrSe. "COOL, NICE. / FUN" -larry -Noel 1985 Pro Winner HIGH COUNTRY 150 JULY 12 FLAGSTAFF. AZ 602-252-1900 Pa'ge44 The start/ finish area is set inside seized the motpr shortly after he the City of-' Richland's ORV left the start line. Park, and it runs about a mile and Another newcomer was Dave a half ~rough theAx4 obstacle . Hoder, riding a trike. This was and relay courses before exiting his first shot at this type of the park and continuing on out racing, and more than likely is into the desert, also on city why his tim~ was down a little. owned land. Spectators. are all Art Reis explained his times as -contained inside the park area, . being out of shape, and wishing and the cars come around quite he had a few spare arms to hang quickly, so the interest is always on with. Curtis Upton just barely kept up for spectat~rs. The Oty nipped Reis for his fifth place and other Counties prov1d~ finish and reported no problems ORV Specialists, police, who - en ro~te. Fourth went to Scott continuously patrol the area and Uribe who also reported no see that only the competitors are troubles. Jeff Washburn and out on the course. All these Glen Barnhouse teamed to co-people need to be commended ride and they finished third. for an excellent job done at the Washburn reportedly had a cast race. · ' removed earlier in the week. There were actually two races held on one day, wit_h the first Randy Branson and· Tom mund giving the three wheelers Willette, also a new rider, had and Odysseys a clear track. It the nail biter in the three wheeler appears that th'ese classes, for race. Branson, not wanting the long, open desert racing, are first starting spot, had a hard catching on. The entry was small, time pacing himself on the first but each race seems to generate lap. Willett~ started 90 seconds one or two new entries. The three · behind Branson, but made up wheelers left the line first and the over a minute on the· first lap. top rider going in was Randy From then on Branson kenw Branson; he drew the number Willette was in his rear view ' one slot only to discover he was mirror for the rest of the race. At to have a real race on his hands. the checke~ed flag it was Willette Newcomer to desert racing Tom by 45 .seconds. Each class, all day Carlon had disappointing long, seemed to have a real "dog troubles with his really quick fight" and it made for real Quad. It seems that a gasket on excitement throughout each the lower end unseated itself, and race. Dennis Stacy and Joe Reich had a fun time, and they also won t_he Sportsman Buggy title with a junkyard engine, the only entry that did finish. . June 1986 Gordon Scott made it two wins for two races at Horn Rapids, and he led all 16 laps in his Jeep to win the Pro 4x4 class by nearly 26 minutes. Next off the line was the four racing woes. Monesmith tried to Odyssey field, and even,they had sneak through the dust on a a close dee to the checkered flag. double car pass and hooked a Van Stahley broke a· ball joint wheel with the slower car. He· and flipped on lap 3, putting him went over on his head, and also out ahd on the trailer. Dianne separated the pivot on the rear "Mom" Fahrney finished third, diagonal arm -end of race. The barely 31 seconds behind first race of the year for Del Nichols, who reportedly endoed Mathews/Roy William! ended and came up on the throttle and with the same story, no rear wheels to keep running. His three diagonal arm after shearing the minute, nine second lag in time bolts. They were in a real five car was due to his roll over right in battle for 12 laps. front of the pits. Earl Fahrney The "are we having fun team" won again. He reported no . of Bob Rea and son Rob drove problems and just kept the shiny down from 70 Mile House side up and the rubber side down located somewhere in northern for his 75 mile ride. It was his Canada to run their nifty Class 8 second win in a row, and his total truck against whatever, and they time was quick, 2: 14.27. were still running wh~n the clock The meeting for the car drivers ran out. Rob enjoyed getting the was routine, and the 29 car field wheel out of Dad's hands, and staged and left the line at 11 :00 after a suspension fix, ran a good a.m. sharp. The Pro Buggies left race for fifth place, suffering a first and Gayle H odson got the little CQsmetic damage. Fourth honors this race in not making went to Dan Clark and Dan the first lap. The problem was he Clark, Jr. after they overcame a lost the engine. First off the line sticky temp gauge and some and second to die was Joe broken shocks. Third place Kellogg, who broke a stub axle finisher John Winkes _ had a and lostthebearingcarrieronlap tough time keeping his 6. Carl Trowbridge was seen suspension together again this i:notor-fng on with no apparent race, but he was right in the problems, but he dropped out on middle of the Pro Buggy battle. lap 10 of the 16 lap race. He also had cooling problems Todd Springer/Marty Mone-with his Mazda power plant. smith had one of the unfortunate Ken Sanislo charged out in Dave Brown is becoming almost invincible in his fancy Baja Bug. Brown had fast lap for the day, and he led all the Way to the overall Pro win. Earl Fahrney has taken the Odyssey class ho_nors in both Pro CanAm races this season, and' he had no trouble this round, winning by three minutes. Dusty Times·

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Switching to Production GT Class did not keep Doug Shepherd from winning again. _maintaining his streak. With Ginny Reese navigating. Shepherd also finished fourth overall. a good gimmick. The newer, less experienced Seed Sixers, put on a good show with their often strange antics, while the speeds increase and the excitement builds as the higher seeded drivers take their turn. Finally the entire affair builds to a climax when th~ three FIA drivers close out the show. Completing the Dodge sweep in GT Class. Ken and Diane Houseal drove their Shelby Charger hard enough to take third in the popular class. · John Crawford and Joe Andreini kick up some Ohio dust en route to a fine second in Production Class. and the Dodge Omni GLH was ninth overall. Jon W oodner gave everyone a thrill ( including co-driver, Tony Sircombe) by attacking a jump a bit too eagerly and standing the Peugeot on its nose for several yards down the p_avement before it flopped back onto its wheels. The surprise winner of Group A was the Saab 99 EMS of Richard Kushner and Making his debut on the Volkswagen team. Guy Light drove hi~GT/ to seventh overalj and the Production Class victory, with former GT champ Steve Nowicki navigating. Buffum won the opening-stage by one second over Millen, but the mileage and time computer in our Quattro went T.U., never to return. This same thing happened several times to JB and I last year so we've become used to it;. For the balance of the rally I called turns based on experience, instinct and fear and used my trusty Lorus for timing. Following a short pause in town to mount gravel tires, Millen led us into the mountain roads of the Tar Hollow and Zaleski State Forests, and quickly took over the lead by winning the first stage by two seconds. 1 The bright sunlight provided fairly good visibility despite the heavy dust but Buffum and I knew we had to get a lead befor.e the sun set. Driving lights are about as useless in the dust as dead chicken feathers and lug nuts in a rain dance. The second forest stage was a ten mjle twisty hillclimb up Thunder Road, with pavement for the first six miles. Buffum used every inch of the ro·ad and most of the banks while Millen suffered a puncture,on a sharp rock and we had the break we · needed, winning the stage by one minute eighteen seconds. By sunset we held a 1:43 lead, but it was not to last very long. We started parking on the stages, waiting for the blinding dust to clear and Millen started taking time back in large chunks. Several times Buffum was forced to spin the Quattro to save our· booties when the road turned in the dust and we didn't. One time we tried to go left at a hairpin right and I looked over the edge and saw God sitting on a stump, yelling at me, "Come awn down!" For the next six hours I tried every trick in my bag to get start controls to put some extra minutes between Millen and us. I even tried' my newest bit of sucking on a red felt tip pen and spitting bloody drool all over' a control captain while I explained how the dust was killing me and I Dusty Times Jeff Delahorne. who also placed a good 12th overall. · needed some extra time to recover. Nothing worked. The crews were very well trained and had no patience with my act, although I did make one lady faint with my red-spittinf! bit. By the time we got back to the downhill run on Thunder Road· (and its blessed pavement), near midnight, our lead had shrunk to less than thirty -seconds. When we finished the dash down the mountain we were back to a minute plus lead and the rally was over. Millen slowed down for the final three stages and we ended one minute thirty-five seconds apart. · In view of the dust and the problems with mileage counters it was a very satisfying win. But it's a long season and we're just starting and at the -finish beer bust Rod Millen just smiled his little boy smile, congratulated us and mentioned that his new car ( reportedly a V&'T)' fast and exotic. looking version of the 4WD Mazda RX-7) would be rea'dy before the next round in Washington. Behind us Doug Shepherd was again proving he's one of the best -rally drivers in the country by taking his GT Production Cfass Dodge T 4rbo Shelby to within a minute of Woodner's Peugeot. Shepherd is getting older and \ wiser ot his new co-driver, Virginia 'Reese prevailed with some sanity, and he backed off at the end to take the GT Class win and fourth 'overall, three minutes plus behind Jon Woodner. Shepherd led a manufacturer's·_ onslaught on the GT Production Class. Of the nine class finishers, every car _was either a Dodge or a Plymouth. -The best drive of the night was put in by. Dan and Betty Gilliland in their Open Class AMC Eagle SX-4. Dan is a dentist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who gleefully . kicks the hell out ofBuffum and I on the golf courses around the country. H~ finally worked the bugs out of the Eagle and drove to a very good fifth overall. The finish moved him into Seed Two where he'll have a better go at the roads for the rest of the season. Guy Light christened his new GTI factory mount by coming in seventh overall and first in Production Class. He had past GT Production Class Driving Champion, Steve Nowicki, on board -as co-driver. Nowicki's Nissan was not ·completed in time for the Tulip. Chad •DiMarco had ·a June 1986 disappointing start tor 1986. The throttle cable in his Subaru RX Turbo came loose at the pedal on the opening spectator stage, costing him many minutes. Then a misinterpretation of rules by his co-driver, Charlotte Green, cost him fifteen minutes in transit penalties. He still · managed to finish third in Class A for points that will be valuable as the year moves on. Richard Kushner of Marietta, PA put in a very steady drive in a .. Saab 99 EMS, surprising • everybody by winning Group A and finishing twelfth overall. Remarkably, fifty-seven teams finished the Tulip 200 and received their finishers bonus ·,-and share of the prize fund. The Tulip 200 Forest Rally was a good event to kick off the new season. It's going to be one hell of a year. Maybe, just maybe, the junkyard dog is ready to be house broken. Page 43

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Driving his Class 4 Jeep J-10 in Class 14, Lowell Arnold and co-driver Tom Kepler kept it running for over 17 hours and they won first place in Modified 4x4s. _ _______ ~---------------~ did not finish the last lap. Moving steadily up the charts, the Raceco of Bob Renz and Dick Clark was now fourth, and the Hawleys dropped to fifth. Larry Ragland turned a super 2:07 on the final round in the deepening silt, and came in the clear overall winner and the Class 1 victor. It was a remarkable solo drive for the man from Phoenix. He said be had no real troubles, and he thought this course was much safer than the old ohe, since he didn't have to dodge as many spectators. W ith Chet Huffman doing the anchor man job, the O .R.E. arrived second in Class 1, albeit almost an hour behind Ragland, having shed more tires en route. About 45 minutes later Bob Renz and Dick Clark were third in their Raceco, D=O 00 OW CPD [[J 00 . Super Lock Outer 7.500 Hol Standard Lock Outer Constructed of. all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light weight · and optimum strength • AT LAST, A QUALITY BEAD LOCK YOU CAN .INSTALL • ALL PARTS ARE AVAILABLE SEPARATELY -• IN STOCK READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT 1 s-" SPRINT STOCK MODIFIED For Todays' Sophisticated 13" MIDGET MINI STOCK MODIFIED MIDGET 10" MODIFIED MIDGET QUAD RACER ATV WE HA VE DEVELOPED THE TOUGHEST, MOST DURABLE BEAD LOCK FOR YOU ! SIMPLE TO ORDER-10" ... $14.95 13"-15" ... $110.00 with complete installation instructions 10" ... $84.95 13"-15" ... $125.00 installed on your wheel, fully machined and trued CALL OR WRITE TO: 00 []] 00 CPD [[) 00 00 0 3447 West University Fresno, CA 93711 (209) 275-5183 'Page 18 Add $4_QQ for Superlock Same Day Service Shipped U. P.S. Calif. Residents Add 6% Sales Tax Chris Robinson and Chris Minor were the only entry in Class 6S. but they did all four laps in the-Olds in a time that would have put them second in Class 4 br third in Class 8. Last year's' Class 3 winner J.M. Bragg did his number again in 1986. He won by half an hour in the venerable Jeep CJ 7, with his sons Mike and Greg co-· It is getting_ to be a habit for the Chevy S-10 of Jerry McDonald and Le_g,Brown to win the 7 4x4 class. and they did it again by over an hour at the Mint 400. while Mark McMillin came back from a four hour._ second lap to claim fourth place. Larry Noel climbed up to fifth. Jim Butler, with . Ken Nikkel. co-driving, came all the way from Missouri to race, and took sixth. Only 11 single 'seaters finished, with unlucky Koch taking eighth, Stewart was ninth, and the Hawleys survived a seven hour final lap to place 11th. The biggest class in the race was 1-2-1600 with 63 starters, and 24 of them finished. Even starting one every 15 seconds, the 1600s kept coming down the • pike a long time. The traffic must have been fierce, and 18 cars did not make the first lap. Most of the favorites had trouble, and Rick Frisby had the lead at 2:21.51 after one lap, but his Raceco vanished into the wind whipped dust on the next round, as did five others in the class. Darren Wilson and Eddie W ebb were only seven seconds behind in the Mirage while Ken Snyder/ David Marini were less than a minute back in third after one lap. In a tandem Mirage, Jerry Lawless and Kevin McGillivray were lying fourth, another nine seconds back, with the O.R.E. of Dave Mansker/ Randy Jones in fifth, just another eight seconds in arrears. This game was- far too tight to call. Midway the Wilson/Webb team had a tenuous lead of 45 seconds over Mansker/Jones and Rob Tolleson was up to third, about five minutes back in his Mirage. Lawless/ McGillivray held fourth in less than another minute, while Willy and Jerry Higman were six minutes behind them. The times were truly close as the 1600s started the second half, and 39 cars in the class made it that far. The pit stops and driver changes scrambled things some at this point. Dave Mansker/Randy Jones got out of th,e pits quickly, and they roared into the lead in the O.R.E. on lap 3, pulling close to two minutes on Wilson/Webb. An untimely flat tire kept Dave and Bryant Wood from staying up front in Class 9, but the father and son team carried on to place third.-Spence Low and Paul Delang had a lot of new car glitches in their Nissan but they pushed on to finish a long second in Class 7S. Having a lot of trouble on the rugged route, Paul and Dave Mike Ward and Mike Free moved up steadily in the T-Mag. Simori kept moving and they finished the four laps for and they took over second place in Challenge Class on the third in Class 7S, last lap. by three minutes. June 1986 , . Dusty Times

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Mike Burns and Carroll Ditson. here chasing Paul Hamilton. did a fine job in the new O.R.E. and came in a close third in Challenge Class. Gale Pike and Steve Hummel survived the perils of the route in the big Dodge Ramcharger. and in their best finish yet took second in Class 3. Bill Varnes drove this lap for Rob Tolleson, and held third spot, about ten minutes back. Jerry Lawless handed over to Kevin McGillivray and their Mirage was fourth, but dropped a bit of time, and Steve wick on the Mirage on the last lap Barlow/Jim Moulton were with a 2:18.02, and it brought breathing down their tailpipe. the team to the finish line the The 1600s ran in giant clumps in winners of the big class. Their even more giant clouds of dust. race purse alone was $5463.00, Wilson/Webb turned up the well worth the super effort on the last round. Theirs was the only class victory this year at the Mint Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling were the only Class 6 entry that finished out of seven starters. and they won the class again in the 1955 Chevrolet. 400 by a southern Nevada based on the first lap, dashed off a team. So much for local 2:14.40onthelastround.ltwas knowledge of the race course. fast lap for the class and it Last year's overall series winner brought T olle$On home in Rob Tolleson, who had two flats second place,~ The Mint 400 course is too rough for Beetles. Only twc started, and only Andy Diaz and Charlie Woodard completed a lap, in eight hours. and they won Class 11. Eiic and Mark Heiden drove the Gadzooks Jeep CJB in · fine style, and they finished in good time to score a third out of 17 starters in Class 3. Stan Houghton and Tim Lewis drove their older Toyota well. and when the dust settled the team ended up second in the Class 7 4x4 ranks. Dusty Times SWAY•A·WAr ~-Congratulates the Winners at the Mint 400 ... LARRY RAGLAND - FIRST OVERALL AND IN CLASS 1 CAM THIERIOT & GREG LEWIN - FIRST IN CLASS 2, SECOND OVERALL CLASS WINNERS CLASS 5 -JOHN COOLEY & MARK FOX CLASS 5-1600 -MICHAEL LESLE & CAMERON STEELE CLASS 10 - STEVE TETRICK & FRED RONN ALL OF THESE WINNERS USE SWAY-A-WAY SUSPENSION COMPONENTS SUCH AS Torsion Bars Front Springs ,. Axies King Kong Link Pins Bushings Spring Plates -Secondary Suspension 7840 Burnet Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405 EVERY OVERALL WINNING CAR AT THE MINT 400 SINCE 1975 HAS USED SWAY-A-WAY PRODUCTS 818-988-5510 Suse~!!-sion Components June 1986 Page 19

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TULIP.I00_FOREST RALLY The 1986 SCCA National PRO Rally Championships Begin in Ohio Canadian National Champion, Walter Boyce, to handle the driving duties. Subaru is supporting Chad DiMarco of Upland, California, in a Group A . RX Turbo. (bleeping) car." That kind_ of dusty. When we ran the same course in 1985, Buffum and I drew Car One on the road and Millen, following in our wake, was soon so far behind he slowed down and gave us an easy win in a very tough season. This year our positions were reversed (pay-backs are a bitch aren't they?) and we would eat Millen's Mazda dust all night. To make matters wo rse, despite snow flurries as close by as Akron, the weather in Chillicothe was perfect - warm and dry. It stayed that way the entire weekend, despite my dance on Friday night, . in the parking lot, wearing only the feathers of a chicken killed under a full moon in Haiti, rattling my jost bag full of rusted Quattro lug nuts. By Thomas D. Grimshaw Photos: T rackside Photo Enterprises Bridgestone is backing several teams with money· and rubber. Foremost among them is Rod Millen in his 4 WO Mazda RX-7. Uniroyal is fielding five teams in '86; two Dodge GLHs (including John Crawford's P Class car), an Oldsmobile Firenza, a Pontiac Fiero and a Nissan 280Z. It is not certain yet, how many teams will run for Michelin. At this time it appears to be John Buffum (Audi Sport Quattro), Doug Shepherd (Dodge Turbo Shelby) and Jon Woodner (Peugeot 205 T 16). Don't laugh -remember last year when we won the Battle Creek rally on the final mile of the final stage? Chicken feathers and lug nuts. John Buffum and Dusty Times correspondent Tom Grimshaw started the new season right in the Audi Spo'rt Quattro. They won overall and in the Open Class, despite eating competitors' dust most of the distance. Of course, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Buffum and Millen are still competing only against each other for the overall champion-ship . They still drive for Audi and Mazda, respectively, · and they're still the best in the U .S. But this will be the first tim e in many years they . are not cornpeting on the same tires, BFGs. The Michelin vs . Bridgestone battles should prove interesting. Regardless, nary a cloud the entire weekend. I'm thinking of switching back to the chant I learned years ago from an oversexed midget in a Toledo bathhouse. l gave it up because it hurt my knees. In the SCCA's motorsports stable PRO Rallying is the flea-bitten, qff-breed, junkyard dog that hangs around out back, snarling at anything that moves, biting the hand that feeds it, peeing on the manicured greenery and barely surviving' off .,._the discarded scraps of its reluctant host. In the eyes of the Stable Master it's a mangy eyesore that refuses to go away no matter how many times it's kicked. His cronies urge him to kill it, and good riddance, but he secretly hopes, as each new season approaches, that the mutt's health• and demeanor will improve so he can claim the satisfaction of taming it. Maybe 1986 is the year. On the other hand, maybe not. For years we've expected. Pro Rallying to grow up and be allowed into the stable. But its continued ~abit of squatting in the middle of the SCCA rug has . always dashed our renewed hopes. Maybe the fact that one hundred and ten teams entered the Tulip 200, opening round in .,:;,be 1986 PRO Rally National Championships, bodes well for our future. One hundred and ten teams paid between $200 and $400, depending on the Seed Group, to run for a share o f the $10,000 event prize fund and earn points towards the $50,000 year-end SCCA Driver's Fund. Chairman, Dick Paddock, further sweetened the pot by offering a $50 payback to every finishing team. It was a remarkable testament to the good health of . the sport, ~specially in view of the forestry service's decree setting a maximum allowable entry of 75 competition cars in the woods. The balance of the entry was placer.1 on a reserve list as replacements for no-shows. The fact that we return to Chillicothe, Ohio in September for another National Champion-ship Rally -The Sunriser 400 -speaks well for the sport, the calibre of the organization and the support of the community. There are several changes since 1985. BFGoodrich has gone racing and is no longer involved in the sport .. Bridgestone opted out of its series sponsorship. SCCA Rally/Solo Manager, Bob Radford, decided he'd enjoyed about all he could enjoy as the man in the hotseat, and resigned after one tough year. His· replacemen·t, Dave Thompson, is a refreshing change. He actually brings PRO Rally experience to the position and seems dedicated to making the sport work in the U .S. Dodge factory driver, Doug Shepherd, who won his class at every event on his way to taking · the Production Class Champion-ship in 1985, has swapped cla_sses with teammate John Crawford. Shepherd will campaign a Dodge Turbo Shelby in the GT C_lass in '86. Crawford has moved into a Production Class Dodge Omni GLH. Volkswagen is supporting two GTis, a P Class entry for Guy Light and a Group A entry managed by Jim (Salty) Saltalano, John Buffum's crew chief for the past ten years. Salty has contracted . with past Enough background filler, on to the Tulip 200. The Ohio forest roads are among the best, and most unforgiving, stage roads in the country ~ but they are dusty. ,Not just dusty - I mean DUSTY, as in, "Stop the (bleeping) car and let me run ahead with a lantern 'cause I can't see a (bleeping) thing out there and . I'm wetting my (bleeping) pants over here on my side of the The Tulip began Saturday afternoon with a very good paved spectator stage through a downtown city park. The good weather brought out what appeared to be the entire population of Chillicothe to watch the kickoff of the '86 season. We ran the stage in reverse order, starting with Seed Six and working up to the big guys. It was Rounding out the top ten Calvin ahd Karen Landau , Canadian champion Walter Boyce, with Robin Edwards survived carburetor troubles in their new Dodge Omni navigating, took their factory backed VW G Tl to, second GLH to take third in Produc_tion class. spot in Group A ranks. Chad DiMarco and Charlotte Green had troubles with both the Subaru RX Turbo and navigation, but stayed with it for third in Group A. ------------One of the best performances at the Tulip came from Dan and Betty Gi/11/and, who placed a great fifth overall in the AMC Eagle. Rr,;Jd Millen, with Harry Ward navigating, flies out of a forest stage in the Mazda RX-7. The early leader, Millen had to settle for second overall. Enjoying the 4x4 Pe ugeot' Turbo 16, Jon Woodner and Tony Sircombe excited the spectators en route to third overall on the Tulip 200. Dean Blagowsky and Sheri Morgan gave their new Dodge Omni GLH a work out, and the team,ciaimed second in Production G T Class at the finish. -Page 42 June 1986 Dusty Times

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Sportsman class here is basically a "run what you brung" group, and most cars are open wheel jobs with VW engines. The class is the most popular because the ladies, non-professionals and pit crew members can run the race and have some fun for themselves. The Sportsman honors went to Steve Cowdrey in a two seater, and Bill Kohler was a close second. Randy Scheck roared in for third plac:e. Then, last, but not least, for the day, was an impromptu event; since the spectators still wante-d more action. So, they took up a cash for dash collection, and got a good pot of over $280. This was to be a flat out race, winner take all, and any class car and driver combo that wanted to was eligible to compete. The excited crowd demanded that Ron Carter, who had already won $1500 for the day, be handicapped about 300 yards and Ron agreed. The green flag dropped, and seven cars roared off into the sunset and heavy 'dust. Quickly gathering speed from the far rear was Ron Carter. He charged faster and faster and pulled up on everyone, and soon had the lead. Out in front by a landslide, Carter didn't slow down. He jumped over the hills and whipped around the sharp turns, but, as he flew over the huge jump, he came down with a splash, and there Went his · front suspension. Maybe speed isn't everything. Then, slowly out of Ron's dust came both Dennis Kordonowy and Dick Wielandt. They crossed the finish line in a dead heat to split the cash for dash pot. The second event at Prairie City happened early in May, and the first event in VORRA's desert series is on the Memorial Day weekend. Anyone planning to attend should remember that this event was moved from Weeks, Nevada to Y errington, Nevada after we went ~o press last month. Dusty Times June 1986 Desert Warfa_re SenatoT A Ian Cranston's enviTonmentaiist-bacJted Senate Bill 2061 would close most of the Caiifomia deseTt to motoTcycles and otheT OR Vs foT no good reason: it's Califomia Tiding and Tacing a Teas thTeatened today, and it' II be somewheTe else tomoTTow. So do something to stop Cranston's push to close the deseTt, or fouveT regret it. Fill out the foTm below (and maJte·copies foTyour /Tiends to fill out) and send it to Cranston! Send a•copy to Senator Pete Wilson at 720 Senate Hart Offia Bldg., Washington, DC 20510, and do 1t now ... Editor. ~---~---------------------------~ I Senator Alan Cranston u.s~ Senate 112 Senate Hart Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20610 Dear Senator Cranston: I oppose S2061 because it subverts the mandated-by-Congresa BLM desert plan, which took 10 years. millions of dollars and considerable public input to develop. The BLM plan provides for balanced management and multiple use and protection of resources, and provides for the expanding recreational needs of all groups in southern California. S2061 puts the interests of a small group of radical preservationists over the broad public planning process which included them as well as others. I am outraged that S2061 was developed with input from radical preservationist groups only, without giving re-sponsible off•road vehicle user groups an opportunity to comment. My family's current investment in ORV use of the California desert includes: -Motorcycles· at a total cost of $ ___ _ ---A TVs at a total cost of $. ___ _ __ Other ORVs at a total cost of$. ___ _ __ van or pickup to transport ORVs at total cost of $. ____ _ __ Trailer to transport ORVs at a total cost of$ ____ _ ._Motorhome or house trailer for use in conjuntion with ORVs at a total cost of $ ____ _ I I spend an average of $ ____ .,er ORV weekend and I spend.__weekends a year in the California desert I I demand that you consider my interests as well as those I of elitist preservationist groups and that you withdraw I S2061 immedlatety. I I Thank you very much. ,f I I I Name _________________ _ I I Address ________________ _ I I I Phone number _____________ _ I f ~------------------------....,.----J Page 41 ~--1 I I I I I

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General grabs a first, second and third in the Mojave 250. A first in Class 7 4 x 4 went ' to Jerry McDonald, driving a Chevy S-10. Second in Class 7S went to Willy Valdez and his furd Ranger. Third in Class 4 went to Bill Donahue in the Donahue-Roberts Jeep. They raced over 240 of the toughest miles California's high desert has to offer. With only one thing in common. General Grabber radials. Tires more than willing to get down in the dirt or sand or rocks. And more than able © 1986,General Tire, A6acoRP COMPANY to beat up on the toughest competition. FOR ANYONE WHO PLAYS ROUGH. We make three rugged, race-proven Grabber radials. The Grabber AP®for all-around on-and off-road driving. The Grabber AT® for more aggressive , all-terrain use. And the big-lugged Grabber ~T® for guys who really like to play in the slop. They're all waiting for you now at your Genert;ll Motorsports Dealer. D lbuneed .Generals.

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Dale Lenig and Robert Hughes brought their Jeep CJ2A from Shamokin, PA to race, and they covered all four laps for second place in Class 14. John Kruger and Norm Lester had their problems on the first lap, but worked back up through the field in the Raceco to finish fourth in Class 2. In the hunt of the last half of the race, Roger Roderick and Dennis Mccready kept the Raceco storming and placed fifth in Class 2. Jim Stiles had big problems on lap 1 with the Class 10 Raceco, but he and Larry Bolin came back strong and finished fourth in class. Gary and Richard Weyhrich came from Portland, race their Raceco in Class -10, and the team ended up in fifth place. Mark McMilfin had a lot of down time on the second lap, but he came back fast in the Chenowth to take fourth place in Class 1. ~ making it a one-two finish for Mirage chassis. Dave Mansker and Randy Jones lost the power steering, and a fan belt on the final 100 miles and dropped to third, by mere seconds behind Tolleson. Lawless and McGillivray had deeper problems and sank to 11th at the flag. The Higmans did their fastest lap on the last one and took over fourth place. A double winner this year, the Bundersqn of Jack and Jerry Ramsay had deep trouble on the first lap, and were then 32nd. They hauled freight the rest of the race and ended up fifth, about three minutes ahead of Barlow and Moulton. It was tight all the way down the list of 24 finishers, and we wish we had the space to tell all the stories here. There were many heavy hitters in the 18 Bug entry in Class 5, but four of them disappeared early. Out front on the first lap was John Johnson in Max Razo's Bug with fast lap for the class of 2: 16. l'l and an incredible eight minute lead-over Stan Parnell/ Jeff Bolha. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter were a couple ·more minutes back,· tagged in two minutes by Pete Sohren/Sean Moss, who had two minutes on David Ramirez/ Steve Centurioni. · · Things changed considerably on the second lap, as the leader used a couple extra hours and dropped to tenth. Now the Klawitters had the lead by nine minutes over Greg Diehl/Mike Longley, and Parnell/Bolha dropped three hours. Taking over third midway in the fray was · the team of John Cooley and Mark Fox, only eight seconds ahead of Jim Cocores/Dave Snoddy, who had four minutes on Sohren/Moss. But neither Cocores or Sohren were seen again, so it was a new ball game after three laps. With one round to go the Diehl/Longley Bug led Cooley I Fox by 14 minutes, and nobody else was really close. OiehPs car DustyTirncs 'had trouble, about 40 minutes worth, and Cooley/ Fox had no apparent problems with their Jimco built Bug. The San Diego based team of John Cooley and Mark Fox won Class 5 handily at the Mint 400. Diehl and Longley salvaged second place, about 24 minutes behind. The Klawitters 'had all their woes on lap 3, had a good last lap and ended up fourth, only four minutes ahead of Mel Vaughan and Dan Reynolds who ran fifth the entire second half. The Ramirez Bug had problems late in the race and ended up sixth, just a few minutes ahead of Razo and Johnson. Class 8 was the first water pumper class off the line, 1 7 strong, and 16 trucks spent the day chasing the blue and white Dodge of Walker Evans. Walker had some woes, a couple of flats and lost the air conditioning. But he led every lap to his victory. . Pro Rally champion Doug Shepherd rode the first two laps with Evans, and he was quite impressed not only with the race organization and the trnck, but the the terrain, saying·the best of the race roads would be the worst of the rally roads. There was a good truck race to the rear, however. On the first lap the Ford of John Gable and Bill Holmes had second place, merely two minutes ahead of the Ford of Ron Cly borne and Glenn Harris. Four more minutes back Dave Shoppe completed the Ford trio, and Steve MacEachren had his Chevy running fifth. Three were out and three more would drop out on the second lap. Missing was Steve Kelley, with assorted breakage, but Steve endect up driving the final lap in the dark in Frank Arciero's Toyota in Class 2 .. Frank had injured his hand, and trucker · Steve had quite an experience with the Toyota pickup. Midway in Class 8 action, trouble cut Walker's lead to just ten minutes over Clyborne and Harris. Gable/Holmes lost nearly an hour, and Shoppe· squeaked into second by just 13 seconds, but he dropped time on the final go. Ron Clyborne and Glenn Harris placed an honest second in Class 8, about 36 minutes behind the flying Dodge. Dave Shoppe and Larry Maddox were, back another 1 7 minutes in · third. Gable failed to finish, and fourth, and last in class, was another Ford driven by Robin T ulleners and Rick Ellis. June 1986 Only nine rigs showed up in Class 4 and half of them -were .parked after one lap. Rod Hall bagged a rocky bank early, destroying a wheel. The surprise oL the first lap was that he was third in the Dodge. John Dyck and Al Baker had their Jeep Honcho in the lead with over three minutes in hand over a similar rig driven by Don Yosten and Bill Donahoe, who had three minutes on Hall and nobody else was close. Despite a lack of brakes and other functions most of the race, Rod Hall, with Jim Fricker riding shotgun, picked up -tfie pace. They took over the lead-midway in the event and held it to the finish line, adding to the remarkable string of victories .held by this team. John Dyck and Al Baker turned most consistent laps to run second all the way to the checkered flag, trailed in by Yosten and Donahoe, and only three~ KC HAS,SHINED THE WAY TO MORE OFF-ROAD RACING VICTORIES THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED! At KC HiUTES, we're serious about competition lighting. So why take a chance with anything else? ~---,,.._ Page 11

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Prairie City Hosts the VORRA Season Opener VORRA race~s had a beautiful --,;, and sunny April day for the start of their 1986 season at Prairie City OHV Park east of Sacramento, California. The track had been totally sub-merged, under water three weeks earlier from heavy spring rain, but by race day the track was dry and even a little dusty, which was not expected. VORRA's Ed Robinson used the shorter of his two routes for this event, and the track layout was nearly perfect for all types of. cars. The huge jump just past the start/finish line delighted the spectators, and Page 40 the route swung around the ant hill and went up and down the hills providing plenty of action all the way around. A whopping purse of $4200.00 posted brought the race drivers from Los Angeles and northern Nevada, the San Jose area and all the way from Tacoma, Washington . . There were-58 cars entered into the first event in the VORRA series, and as usual the dedicated VORRA workers put together an excellent race. The popular 1-2-1600 class had some keen competition Text & Photos: Pe1;1;y Johnson going in their two heats. Dennis Kordonowy, from Dayton, Nevada, took home the winner'.s purse of $450. Driving for Jim Merridith, Dennis took second place in the first moto, arid he finished a very close second in the finale, and the points added up to victory. Wes Elrod, from San Jose, won the first moto in his Hi Jumper, and he barely missed taking second place in the second round. But, the second moto was the tie breaker at this event, so Elrod got the second place money of$270.00. Elrod is currently running second in 1-2-1600 points in the Mickey Thompson stadium series. Hotly pursuing the. two leaders, and taking overall third place and $180.00 was Dana Van Noort, from Fresno. Dana was third in the first round of action, and took fourth in the second moto .. Coming all the way from Tacoma, Washington, Roger Caddell had troubles in the first moto, but he solved the problem and was right on Van Noort's bumper for fourth in the second round in the 1-2-1600 class. Classes 2 and 5 are generally comb,ined for purse in VORRA racing, and they were at Prairie City. Another racing Elrod from San Jose, Jeff, drove his famed Class 5 Baja Bug to the victory in this class, and Jeff posted a stunning first in both motos. He pocketed a cool $900 for ·the victory. Elrod was hotly pursued in both races by Ken Sypolt, a local driver from Sacramento. Ken took second on points and was richer by $270. Dick Wielandt, from Fresno, was down to seventh in the first heat, but he came on strong in the second moto with a second place finish and it was good for third overall points. While the Class 2 and 5 cars were racing, some of the drivers June 1986 Ron Carter almost won all the marbles in his Funco. taking everything in Class 1 ?nd 10 for the day and almost taking the dash for cash, but the front end broke. were a little surprised to see promoter Ed Robinson hitching a ridewith Doug Robinson, in a Jeep. VORRA's President was checking.out his own course to see if it was as rough as everyone said it was. Ed said later, "It was only rough when · they lost control and went off the track." The four wheel drive rigs in Class 3 and Class 4 competed in the same motos as the 2 and 5 cars, with staggered starts. In the 4x4 action the father and son-in-law team was going at it hot and heavy as usual. Age does have its -advantages though sometimes, along with the experience. Father Don German from Petaluma won the $300 for his first place victory for the day. Keith Robb, from Hayward, snuck in behind for second place honors. Then, eating their dirt was the son-in-law, Wes Banks who had to be content with third place. Class 10 is the most popular class here as it is in most forms of short course racing. Last season a few southern Californians discovered the fun and profit of towing north to the VORRA Prairie City races, and one of them did a lot of winning, Ron 1 Carter from Culver City. Ron cleaned house this year in Class 10, winning both motos, and putting $1050 in his wallet. Ken Seale, from Santa Maria, drove hard to hold second place in both rounds, and he was a solid second overall taking home $330. With strong third and fifth place finishes, Chris O'Berg took third on points and· also took $220 home to Reno, Nevada. Class 1 was a bit down on entry, so ten of the Class iO entries opted to run in Class 1 as well, in hopes of winning some extra bucks for the day. Ron Carter, really in good form at this race, drove his Class 10 Funco hard enough to win this class on points and pocketed another $500. It was well worth the 400 mile tow for the Carter clan. Former desert racer Fritz Kroyer, from Fresno, snagged second in his Class 1 car, and Fritz earned $300.00. Dennis Kordonowy drove his own racer this round, and placed third by virtue of a first in the first moto and a disappointing seventh in the second, but he still-won $200. There was a herd of Sportsman entries, the class concept in off road racing that was originated by VORRA. A full 17 cars took the green flag for the first moto. When the second round started for the-Sportsman, only four _ were unable to start._ The Jeff Elrod flew his Class 5 high and fast every lap to win both motos for Class 2 and Class 5 overall, and win the bulk of the class purse. Steve Cowdrey drove his two seater through the dust and bested 16 other Sportsman'entries, some by inches, to win class honors for the day. Dusty Times

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Troy Herbst and John Gaughan were within seconds of the lead in Unlimited Class for two laps, slowed a tad, -then dropped to second in class. Jack Short had a clean run in the big 1-2-1600 battle, turned most consistent laps for second in class, and he leads on points overall. seconds behind, Jerry Heaton and Alan Levinson were third in class and seventh overall. Ringe/ Salaz were fourth in dass, followed in just seven seconds by McDermott/Lanko. The Bou-dreaus were next, another couple minutes back with Michael Gaughan and· Greg Balelo close for seventh in class. The last four were eighth through 11th overall. Also finishing the course were Ray Cummins/Stacey Chiles, Kenny Freeman/Ed Chastaine, and Larry Hansen/ Paulette Huffman. Taylor in the 5-1600. Midway it was a real horse race, as the Taylors led Howerton by a mere 37 seconds. On lap three the Baja Bug picked up nearly three minutes on Howerton, who retired on the. last lap at any rate. Mike and Roy Taylor kept moving at a good clip to finish all four laps in 4:28.19 and take the combined class purse, another win for California drivers. The SNORE points standings after two of the six races indicate that Las Vegans are still· in command. Jack Short leads with 1070 points and Larry Gilmore -is second at 970. Tony Howerton has 800 points, followed by Brent Bell and Jerry Heaton, tied at 770 each. The first Californian so far is Gregg Symonds, in sixth with 690 points. Tom Koch pops the champagne at the finish line while Glen Wolfe smiles in memory of his quick ride to the overall win over the Nevada desert There were single entries in Classes 4, 5-1600 and Challeng-er, so they were lumped into one group for the purse. However, on , the rugged desert the 4x4 of David Lee Turbyfill was no match for the other two on time, and he got in three laps for third. After one lap Tony Howerton had his Challenger car in the lead by 3.45 _over Mike and Roy Before the start, Chief Steward Stan James remarked that the Las Vegas cars were generally no shows at the Yoko Loco. Of the 34 starters, seven came from California, three from Arizona, and one from T onopah. He thought the upcoming Mint 400 might have drained the local talent. James said, "The California drivers are going to take everything home. Come to think of it, we've never had a California points champion, have we?" SNORE has a neat extra function at each event. There was a · complimentary pancake breakfast at the Bottom Dollar. · The Yoko Loco featured a Sunday morning drawing at the awards presentation for a crisp $ 1000 bill, an extra prize from Yokohama Tires. Any starting driver was · eligible for the drawing, and you guessed it -Tom Koch took the extra grand home to Ridgecrest, California. Rob MacCachren led overall for three laps in his Class 10 car, but a broken tie rod on the last lap cost him the overall, but he won Class 10. Next up for the SNORE series is the Twilight Race on June 21. Sponsored by Chuck Trickle's Honda of Las Vegas, the Twilight will take place on a fresh course between Sandy Valley and Pahrump. Then the two big races are next, the Midnight Special on July 26-27, sponsored by the Holiday Inn, Center Strip and General Tires; for the first time the Midnight Special will have a sumptuous complimentary brunch for the awards presenta-tion at the Holiday Inn, just like the premier race in the series, the SNORE 250 on September 27. --SNORE Where It Pays To Race Head for the Next Stop on the Snore-Yokohama Series TWILIGHT RACE ON JUNE 21 Sandy va,ley, Nevada · Entry Fee - $200 plus Insurance Tech - 3 p.m. - Race Start - 6 p.m. Double Bonus for Two Lucky Racers FREE Entry to the Midnight Special FREE Entry to the SNORE 250 All Starting Drivers Eligible in the Drawing (Must be present at the awards at Sneakers to win.) It Pa}'s More to. Race with Snore Dusty Times June 1986 ~YvoKOHAMA 1986 SNORE YOKOHAMA SERIES RACE SCHEDULE June 21 TWILIGHT RACE July 26-27 HOLIDAY INN MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Septemb~r 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 39

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The Larry Noel/Tim Kennedy Chaparral had a disaster on the first lap, got fast lap of the day on the second and were fifth in Jack and Jerry Ramsay had their luck turn sour at the Mint, but they got back iry the race to put the Bunderson fifth in Class 1-2-Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton moved into contention in the O.R.E. late iri the race and they finished sixth out of 63 in Class 1-2-1600. Class 1. 1600. The fancy Jimco Bug o(Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter was one of several leaders in Class 5, but trouble on lap 3 dropped them to fourth. The Mint 400 marked the debut of a new 5-1600 for Owen and Curtis Duggan, and the Lucerne. winners took fourth place at the flag. Chuck Johnson and Mike Poppie came from the midwest to race the desert and they got their Ford Ranger around four laps for fourth in 7S. ~ finished in Class 4. Merely seven trud:s took the green in Class 7, and three vanished quickly. Manny Esquerra zinged off fast class lap to lead the first round. Making his debut in a Nissan, Jack Johnson was just 21 minutes back in second, while Nissan team leader Roger Mears already was in trouble, but held third over the Dodge of Mike Meeks and Jerry Mallicoat. Mears got his early problems solved and led midway in the race, as Esquerra had trans trouble, but· held Hall. Jack Johnson turned good second. Johnson had a wide time on the third lap, but his variety of problems from broken crew told him they were out of axles on up, and lost well over an some critical parts, so he took it hour, but stayed in third. easy on the last lap and finished Neither Meeks nor Mears second. finished another lap, as Mears' A brave band of 25 Class 5-tired and hot engine swallowed a 1600 Bugs started the Mint 400, piston. Esquerra got back in the but sadly only five managed to lead and did two good laps to win cover four laps of the rugged Class 7 for Ford. Manny became course. These limited cars did one of three drivers to win his some real racing; even starting in class eight times at the ,Mint 400, ·. the middle of the pack in heavy and other two being the Dodge traffic, but eight were· soon boys; Walker Evans and Rodney missing Out front was the young tas NEVADA Vegas OFF-ROAD N it's ... BUGGY Street -Stock - -Baja Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure· Play or Pay We've Got Your VW Parts See Brian SeeDave SAHARA, ~ X 2 N."l' ASTEHN >l.l > Locations J: X ;,-'>IHll''> 7. z ~ <(; ::: 0 :; to !---,:' ' A'. ~ i;,:, :, '?; z Serve You x '>PHI'-<, MT'J -~ CJ) Better! ~1'>. ~ . 6-WEST NORTH 3054 Valley View 1541 N. Eastern 4 8,71-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 .Now 2 LOCATIONS Page 22 June 1986 N · team ~f Mike Les le and Cameron Steele, with fast lap for the class on lap 1 of 2:44.58. But Las Vegas veterans Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez were just 26 seconds back, with Dave Anckner / Gary Schnekenburger another 57 seconds behind. Back about 12 minutes were Scott and Brock J~nes, and the others were way back, no doubt digging out of silt holes or stuck on one of the thousands of"gotcha rocks". -Four more failed on lap 2, and midway Leste and Steele clurig to their lead by four minutes over Shaw and Cortez, and that is the way the two teams raced the rest of the distance. In fact they arrived at the finish line nose to tail with the kids in front, and the . difference in starting time gave Mike Lesle and Cameron Steele the victory by 5½ minutes over ' 'Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez in the pink Circus Circus Bug. Midway it was a fight for third as the Jones family had the spot by nine minutes over Steve Lakin _who was only six seconds ahead of last year's winners, the Andy Devertellys, father and son who retired on· the third lap. With 100 miles to go eight were still in motion, and Steve Lakin moved into third where he stayed to the checkered flag, finishing about half an hour behind the leaders. Both the Jones and Anckner Bugs disappeared, and Lucerne winners Owen and Curtis Duggan got their brand new Bug home fourth. The fifth and final 5-1600 finishers were Greg Tuttle and David Jackson. Once the largest class in desert racing, Class 9 had an eleven car field, but four failed to record a time, including our own Funco down with engine trouble. The team of Gary Cogbill and John Marking whipped off fast lap for the class on the first round, a 2:38.06, and took the lead they would hold all the way to finish line glory. However, Dave and Bryant Wood were only four minutes back on the first lap, followed in two minµtes by Larry Webster/Shelton Lowery, who had six minutes on James Gross and Bob Freiday. The 40 horse cars were having a real tussle. Midway Cogbill/Marking increased their lead to five minutes over the Woods, Webster/Lowery held third another ten minutes down, and nobody else was close. The Woods lost a rear tire in a restricted area, and it wrapped itself around the rear caliper. The ensuing rescue effort took a good hour, and they dropped to third behind Webster/Lowery start-ing the last lap. Although Larry Webster/Shelton Lowery finished early in their Funco, they were second in Class 9, 21 minutes behind the winners. Dave and Bryant Wood salvaged third, two hours ahead of James Gross and Bob Freiday. John Miller and Don Erskine were well back also, but they finished fifth and last in Class 9. Class 7S held 20 starting mini trucks, but six never got around once. The Nissan of Spence Low and Paul Delang took off fast, nailed class fast lap of2:34. l 7 on the first go, and had a hefty lead. Paul and Dave Simon had their Ranger in second, Chuck Johnson and Mike Poppie, Ranger, were third, .followed by Mike and Pat Falkosky, Toyota, and ~Willie Valdez, who already had breakage with his Ford. Low had a bag of trouble on lap 2, but held his lead by nine minutes. over the Simons, and Valdez with another 12 minutes back in third. The Falkoskys had a 6½ hour lap, and Tom Hyser and Mark Schwein had their Nissan in fourth, but soon vanished. Low spent hours in the pits on lap 3, changing almost every moving part. Willie Valdez/Joe Alvarado slid into the lead then. Despite having to have the rear end housing welded back together on the last lap, Willie Valdez scored his first victory of the season in the Ford Ranger. Spencer Low had even more trouble, but he kept Dusty Times

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Rick Johnson and Gary Watson drove one of the oldest cars at the race, a Hi Jumper, and the team charged to fourth in Challenge Class. G. T. Gow/and and Tommy Bene had their ups and downs with Don Yoston and Biit Donahoe had a good day into night run in the Toyota, but they kept on trucking to take third in Class 7 4x4. the Jeep J-10, and the team finished well, third in Class 4. moving to take second place and hold his points lead. Paul and Dave Simon also had lots of down time on the second half, but they came in third. With a variety of breakage, Chuck Johnson and Mike Poppie dropped to fourth, and Scott Douglas and Rick Doetsch were· fifth in another Ford. The Falkoskys, who changed a rear end just a few miles from the finish, were sixth and last. The Challenge Class is growing like Topsy, and started 28 assorted buggies at the Mint 400, but eleven collapsed on the first lap. Rich Richardson and Mike LaPlant scored _ fast lap for · the class, 2:4 7 .25, on the first round, leading Rich Minga and Dale Ebberts by less than two minutes. Just over a minute more behind were Mike Burns and Carroll Ditson; now there is a name out of the past! In fourth, a . couple more minutes back were Rick Johnson/Gary Watson, who had a couple minutes on Dave Stokes/Don French, and this was a real race! Midway Richardson/LaPlant still led, now by almost three minutes oyer Minga/Ebherts. Johnson/Watson were still third by a couple minutes over Bums/Ditson. Then the· Challenge leader went out on lap 3, and · Stokes/French were · parked on lap 2. With one more tough round to go, Minga/ Ebberts led Johnson and Watson by almost an hour as the Barstow boys had big woes on the final two laps and ended up fourth. Rich Minga had no major trouble and he and Dale Ebberts went on to take the victory in the Challenge Class, winning by well over an hour. Mike Ward and Mike Free moved up in the last half and took second place away by three minutes from Mike Burns and Carroll Ditson, who spun a drum on lap 3. The final and fifth ·finisher in class was the -homebuilt of David Girdner and Roy Perfect. Class 3 had a surprisingly good field of 1 7 rigs. Local drivers Mark Hutchins and Gary Stewart had their Ford Bronco in thelead after one lap. Only a munute back Bude Griffin and Don Coffland- had their Jeep CJ 8 -second,_ about eight minutes ahead of Eric and Mark Heiden in another CJ 8. The Class 3s have trouble on a rough course like this one, and midway many were down fixing things. J. M. Bragg had his aging Cf 7 in second, only a minute behind the Heidens at half distance. Eleven were still running, and they were well strung out on time. J. M. Bragg, with his sons Mike Dusty Times and Greg co-driving, moved into first spot on the third round, having no apparent troubles, which the others did. As they did last year, Bragg and his sons went on to win the Mint 400 title in the Jeep,-winning by half an hour. Gale Pike and Steve Hummell drove a steady pace in the Dodge Ramcharger and ended up in second, a fine finish. They were half an hour ahead of the Heiden Scrambler, and it was 20 minutes ahead of Griffin/ Coffland at the flag. Hutchins and Stewart came back from a ~ SUMMERS BROS. HIT JACKPOT AT MINT 400I CLASS 2 WINNER - CAM THIERIOT AND GREG LEWIN: VW Rear Disc Brake Kit and Stub Axles. CLASS 6 WINNER -LARRY SCHWACOFER: Forged Axles & Spool. CLASS 7 WINNER :.... MANNY ESQUERRA: Full Floating Axles and Spool. CLASS 7S WINNER -WILLIE VALDEZ: Forged Axles and Spool. CLASS 7 4X4 WINNER -JERRY McDONALD: Forged Axles. CLASS 14-LOWELL ARNOLD: Full Floating Rear Axle Assembly with Spool. · MME: • mmm~•::::~ • . OTH~ LARRY RAGLAND-CLASS 1 AND OVERALL WINNER! VW Full Floating Hub Assembly with Articu-lating Axles, Heavy Duty 31-Spline Drive Axles, NEW DESIGN ROTATING LEATHER C-V BOOTS and VW Front Disc Brake Assembly . Special thanks to Trackside Photos! CLASS 3 WINNER - JIM BRAGG: CLASS 4 WINNER - ROD HALL: Full Floating Rear Axle Assembly with Spool. Forged Axles Assembly with Spool. VW REAR DISC BRAKE KIT SUMMERS BROTHERS, INC. 530 S. Mountain Ave., Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 S~nd $3 for Catalog. June 1986 VW FULL FLOATING HUB ASSEMBLY WITH ARTICULATING AXLE Page 23

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Tom -Koch Wins the SNORE Yoko Loco Overall in His Pre-Run"r1er Photos: Brian Janis Tom Koch, with Glen Wolfe riding in the pre-runner, squeaked cut the overal/victory at the SNORE Yoko Loco passing · his downed competition near the end of the last lap. · The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts have been trying for years to erttice drivers from southern California to their points series races. They may have succeeded too well this year, as the first two series events have had Californians taking the overall victory. Sponsored by Yokohama Tires, the SNORE series offers cash rewards for what were once club races, and the most lucrative of all points awards, and so many extras at each race that it is hard to list them all. Looking for low key yet fierce competition, a few of the top desert ·drivers have sampled the rewards of racing with SNORE in 1986. At the season opening Bottom Dollar race it was senior driver Gregg Symonds who nabbed the overall win in his Class 2 car, and took the cash home to California. The second series event, the Yoko Loco, in the same area near Boulder City, Nevada, started 34 cars in four classes, and Californian Tom Koch took the overall lead on the last lap, driving not his super Class 1 Raceco, but his two seat pre-run c:ar. The Yoko Loco covered four laps of a 50 mile course that was tough but not a car killer. A full eighteen of the 34 .s~1.rters completed the course in the time allowance. After the drivers' meeting, the· racing commenced just after ten on a beautiful April morning with some breezes to blow the famous Nevada dust off the course. . As is the custom in SNORE events, Class 10 started first,_ since this class produced most of the overall winners last season. Out of the eight starters in Class 10, Rob MacCachren was the odds on favorite for the win, and the overall: The young La..; Vegas student drove a newly refurb-ished single seater, but started . with a broken exhaust system. It didn't seem to slow him at all, as he turned fast first hp of the entire field at 50.53. Rob was also first on the road with a dust R.L.H. ENTERPRISE 11111 COMMUNICATIONti SPECIALISTS UNIDEN RACE RADIOS 337 W. 35th, Suite "C" National City, CA 92050 (619) 585-9995 Official BFGoodrich Radio Relay to, all Score/HORA Off Road Events. FMH 350 36 Channels with built-in intercom. $550.00 Helmets Wired $175.00 Amplifiers for that Extra Punch "Convertable" Hand-Held Radios Motorcycle Radio Systems our Specialty Race Proven by . . -. JOHN CLARK GABLE -MAX RAZO RACING free run heading into the second lap. He used ,his lead to : advantage, turning fast lap for the day on the second round, a 48.28, and midway he held the overall lead ~y nearly ten -minutes. After two laps Larry Gilmore, with a pair of 54 minute rounds, was second in class, and only three seconds away from second overall, and no one else was close in Class 10. Failing to cover a lap was Ron Ellenburg, a former overall SNORE points champi-nn, who only went a few miles before his engine let go. Also failing to record a lap was Lou Peralta with a host of relatives as co-drivers, and Vance Schmid and John Schneider only managed to go one-round. Up front the two Class 10 leaders pulled well away from the other three still running. After three rounds MacCachren had nearly half an hour on third running Jerry Lockridge. But, somewhere on the last lap the leader suffered a broken tie rod. Rob stopped and fixed the problem himself, but he lost the overall lead. Pressing on with a 1: 14 .33 final la}i), Rob MacCach-ren held on to win Class 10 with a total time of 3:44.15, good for second overall at that. Although Larry Gilmore gained almost 12 minutes on MacCachren on the final go, he was second in class, about 3½ minutes behind, and he took fourth overall. Lockridge finished third, and neither Mike Rusnak/Rick Golden or Don Slagle covered the fourth lap. In SNORE races Classes 1 and 2 are combined as Unlimited class, and there were six at the Yoko Loco, fo:.e of them two seaters. Looking like he might repeat his Bottom Dollar success, Gregg Symonds, with Warren Miller riding along, whipped off fast first lap for the class, a54.04. But Symonds vanished on the second round due to brake damage from a "gotcha rock". Tom Koch, who only decided to compete the day before the race, had Glen Wolfe riding shotgun, and his first round was only 15 seconds behind Symonds. Close enough, youngsters Troy Herbst and John Gaughan were just over another minute back, and the race was on! On the second lap, Koch, who was driving without a clutch most of the distance, did a 54.53, and Herbst/Gaughan were only 30 seconds slower. The pair of two seaters were one-two in .class, but second and · fourth overall at this point. Four were s6ll in motion, as Aaron Hawley failed to cover a lap. Koch turned a 53.02 on the third lap to assume a seven minute lead· on Herbst/ Gaughan, who had a driver change to slow them down. Koch then did a final 55.37 and knew he had the race when he passed MacCachren on course. Tom finished first-overall with a total time of 3:3751, and he jumped out of the car at the finish line and grabbed the traditional bottle of champagne. Koch reported that the clutch cable broke on the first lap, and the pre-runner bottomed out on the rough stuff, but he had no other trouble. Torri said the reason he entered the race at the last min~te is that he" had promised Glen Wolfe .a ride in a race. Wolfe does the prep on Koth 's formidable single seater, and he must have enjoyed the winning ride. Troy Herbst and John Gaughan recovered from a flat tire to take second in Unlimited -class and fifth overall with a time of 3:50:33, and both these boys are second generation Las Vegas drivers. Another 18 minutes back Jim Barbeau finished third , in class in a . single seater, followed by _ Dennis and Shawn Lee, the final class finishers. As it is everywhere in the desert, Class 1-2-1600 is the largest group in SNORE events. There were 17 starters at the Yoko Loco. However, four vanished early in the game including favorite Brent Bell, who lost an engine. It was tight among the leaders after 50 miles. Larry Job did a57 flatto lead, but Jack Short did a 57.50, Fred and Mike Boudreau were in with a 58.25, and Jerry Heaton/ Alan -Levinson did a 59.44. Next came Howard Ringe/Herman Salaz at 1:00.03, and Barry McDermott/ Ross Lanko, 1 :00.40, and five others were just a couple minutes back. Midway Job had a slim lead of just under three minutes over Short, Heaton/Levinson were another two minutes back, followed in 16 seconds, by the Boudreaus, and severaf teams were still close. The order stayed the same after three laps, except the Boudreaus fell just a few . seconds behind · McDermott/ Lanko. Job _ had nearly four minutes lead starting the final loop, and his last lap was-his quickest at 56.08. Larry Job won the big class with total time of 3:46.52, good for third overall behind Koch and MacCachren. Job said his only woes were a broken power steering belt and a lost spark plug wire, both on the last lap. Jack Short, who suffered from no front brakes, slid back a little more on the final go, but he nailed second in class· and sixth overall at 3:54.23. Only 28 Mike and Roy Taylor took the lead midway in their class of three odd cars and they went all four laps in the 5-1600 to take the win and cash. STEVE LAKIN -RICH MINGA -ROB TOLLESON MIKE LUND -HENRY ESCALERA Jerry Loc,kridge turned consistent laps in Class 10 in the_ Jerry Heaton and Alan Levinson teamed up to drive the two seater, and he covered all tour rounds to claim third at single seat 1-2-1600 through four quick laps for third. Just the finish line. 28 seconds out of second. Page 38 June 1986 Dusty Times

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Pony <Express ••• generosity enabled me to finish the race, this being the first finish for me in a Score or HORA event in six years of trying, off and on. I am hoping that this GOOD SAMARITAN group will, read this letter, or that someone can help me find out who they are. Please call me at (916) 791-4940 or write Garen McCune, 9990 Willey Ct., Roseville, CA 95678. Thanks!! A quick note to you while I am on a letter writing binge. As I mentioned at the Mint 400, I have become increasingly disenchanted with the written and photographic race coverage of the buggy and limited classes at recent Score and HORA races. It would appear that the other two publications wish either to not give these classes the coverage, or they have given in to big factory money in this area. However, I want to compli-ment DUSTY TIMES for its continued, complete and total coverage of ALL the classes that race both in print and in photographic media. Your fine efforts in this area are greatly appreciated by the racers, because, no matter what you race in, if you win or place high enough, part of the satisfaction you derive from your efforts in time and money, is in reading about it and seeing it in print. Wishing you continued success and good fortune. Dave Fessenden Class 1-2-1600 Thanks for your kind words, Dave. We try to cover each class as a race of its own. To date the desert events offer only a percentage of the entry fee as a purse, and with each entry paying the same dollars to race, we think they deserve equal time when their . efforts are successful. At any rate the bulk of the desert entries cire the so-called VW classes. Out of 367 starters at the Mint 400, 273 were in these classes and only 94 were in truck or sedan classes. So the buggies and Bugs represented 74.4 percent of the starting entry at the r 986 Mint 400, certainly worthy of complete coverage. At the recent running of the Great Mojave 250, we, as were several other drivers, were tt>mporarily victims of the race course. A few miles before Checkpoint 8, in fact, right in front of the main Checker pit, I lost the pinion gear in my steering box. I was able to radio my pit crew between Check-points 8 and 1, and they sent out a crew to help. In the meantime, thanks to the Checkers, we were able to disassemble the steering box before my crew got there. No one in my group or the Checker pit had a rack gear, so it was scrounge time. My crew went up to Checkpoint. 8 and found someone who had the part we needed. I need your help in locating that team or person, the team at Check 8 that donated the Wright rack to car #117. I would very much like to thank them and to reimburse them for it. Their The willing helpfulness of everyone I've come in contact with at off road races has really impressed me. Two years ago at the Frontier 500 it was the Arciero crew and some folks from Pahrump,Nevada that got me going again after tie rod trouble. My hat is off to your pit crews and spectators. We drivers· couldn't exist without you. Garen McCune Roseville, CA The friendly spirit and desire to help one another is one of the major factors that makes off road racing such a great sport. We hope you find your benefactor and are able to both thank him and replace the parts. I would like permission to make reprints of the "SOAP BOX" article, by Steve Kuehl in your April 1986 issue. I participat@ in off road racing and enjoy riding around in the open areas. I own a VW repair shop and many of my customers are also off road enthusiasts, and I would like to share this with them in reprint form. 30,000 MILES OF MEMORIES l feel the more people are aware of this, rhl' mnre people will react anJ send those much · needed carJs anJ letters to the Com!ress and Senate. I will also give 'credits to the magazine and the author. Hugh Teitsworth H & H Motors Long Beach, CA By all mcam, Hugh, circulate the u'OTd to as many interested folk's as possible. It is a shame that outrl.uor people of all types seem to constantly face an uphill battle to enjoy public lands, hut it is a fact. Check the form printed on /)age 41 of chis issue for re/miJuction and circulation dso. Anyone who u•ishes to reprint the form or Steve's column to /iTomote those cards and letters to Congress, please Jo so, and gii•c DUSTY TIMES credit. DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters from all corners of off road activity . . The Pony Express colum11 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. Letters for publication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to appear. in the next issue. ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF DUSTY TIMES? A number of subscribers now have two subscriptions, because they get one with their membership in HDRA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty Time§. lf 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. · This message comes to you with my deepest regrets as I take this moment to announce my retirement from a.fl road racing. From the.first H DRA short course events in Colorado to the dirt roads of Cal City, I extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to all who have helped and supported me in my oflroad career, a career made possible through the hard work, commitment and dedication of.friends, fami(I' and fellow competitors. At a time when I find myse(f' faced with the d[ff"icult decision to ,turn away from something I love, I think of all of you who helped me realize a dream come true. With this opportunity open to me_ now to experience the road race co_urses of France and Spain, with all of your support I now have the chance to realize some of my higher goals. I take with me experience gained.from fellow competitors across the many miles traveled, and support from family and .friends to take me the miles left to go. My hear~fe/t thanks to all of you who have shared with me this great sport of a.fl road racing, and my.fondest hope is that we will al/meet again. CONSTRUCTION, JEAN CALVIN, PETE DEMETRULIAS, ECKLES CAR CRAFT, FUNCO RACE CARS, FUM/0 FUKA YA, CT SALES, HOT VWS MAGAZINE, K J HOWE. CANDICE PEARCE-HARRAHS, JC MYERS-BARSTOW, F.A.J.R., MCPEAK PJNSTRIPING, RANDY PEAK,JOHNC. MORGAN PRODUCTION FRAMING, ABBEY MILLS PROMOTIONAL. MOORE RACING, SCOTT MCKENZIE, STAN PARNELL, LOU PERALTA, THE MINT HOTEL, SMALL CAR SPECIALTIES, SWAY-A-WAY, SAN D-BLASTER TIRES, SANDRA/LS, MALCOLM SMITH PRODUCTS, FR A N K SNOOK~ MR. DON STRONG TRANSAXLES, STREAKER WHEELS, JIM SELESTED, SPORTS GAS, JACK SCHLAMAN, MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES, TRACKS/DE PHOTOS, VW TRENDS MAGAZINE, DA VE J,VALLACE, YOKOHAMA TIRES, DOCSA UERS, and many, many fine pit people who deserve much credit for my success. These fine companies and people made things happen for me. ARC/ERO & SONS, ARRAS INDUSTRIES, AUTO HAUS, BILSTEIN, BFGOODRICH, CARR BRAKES, BENY CANELA, CLAUDES BUGGIES, CUSTOM DRYWALL Special thanks to MY FAMILY, LEE LEIGHTON RACING ENGINES, MY MOM BETTE LEIGHTON, JERRY LEIGHTON RACING, MIKE LEIGHTON TRANSMISSIONS and BROTH ER RON LEIGHTON. . e {,; "5;;Jcef _ ~d u,!t 1t t7' Dusty Times June 1986 .Page 37

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Jim Butler towed his Hi Jumper all the way from St. Louis, Steve and Tom Martin lost a fan belt to a flag pole in the MO, and he and Ken Nikkel ended up sixth in Class 1. motocross area, but they carried on in the Raceco for sixth in Class 2. ~ five hour lap to take fifth, followed by the ancient Bronco of Matt Pike and Burt McCready who finished just five minutes ahead of Don Adams and Larry Olsen in a Cherokee: Taking the dubious honor of absolute last overall finisher in · 17:52.25 was Canadian Bob Nyeste and his crew in a Ford. Of the eleven starters in Class 7 4x4, nine made it halfway, but only three finished. Jerry McDonald continued on his winning ways in the Chevy S-10, taking class hot lap on the first go at 2:52.11, and McDonald still led at midpoint. There the Toyota of Stan Houghton and Tim Lewis was in second, 23 . minutes out, and G.T. Gowland/ Tommy Bene were third, another 11 minutes back in the Toyota. Nobody else was even in the ball park. McDonald had his down time on lap 3, and Houghton/Lewis took a 30 minute lead heading for home, but they used an extra three hours on the last lap. McDonald and Brown had no serious trouble, did a four hour ''AWE-SOME'' Larry Ragland Mint Winner HIGH COUNTRY 150 JULY 12 602-252.:...1900 Page 24 final lap and won Class 4x4. honors, making it three in a row in the Chevy. Houghton and Lewis got it rigged together well enough to take second, and Gow land and· Bene finished third. No one else saw the checkered flag. Five showed up to fight the Class 14 war, but neither Rock Bradford or -Rick Hochfeld covered a lap. Moving in from Class 4, Lowell Arnold and Tom Kepler got their Jeep Honcho out front with class fast lap of 3:57 .05, and they maintained the lead to midway even with problems. Here Dale Lenig and Robert H~ghes had their Jeep CJ2A in second, only seven minutes· down. Steve Mize! was third but fell out on the next round. Lenig - and Hughes took over the lead on the third lap, by about four minutes, but they lost a lot of time on the last round. Moving to Class 14 brought Lowell Arnold and Tom Kepler a long sought victory, and they finished with a 39 minute margin. Dale Lenig and Robert Hughes finished with just 12 minutes left on the time allowance, but they did finish, quite a feat for the team from Pennsylvania. Once again the O Ids Calais was the only car in Class 6S. Chris Robinson and Chris Minor turned some good lap times to finish all four laps in just 11:43.01. Class 6 had seven starters, four didn't cover a lap, and the '55 Chevy of Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling led every lap. They covered all four rounds, and were the only class finisher and the winer in 14:4 7.52. Mick and TonyaNewt,;m had two long laps and retired the Chevy_ Nova in second place. Wes and Greg Moser only got in one lap in the Ford Ranchero. Of the two starters in Class 11, Alan Remington and Jeff Dahl did not cover a lap. The winning team of Andy Diaz and Charlie Woodard did one lap in 8:09.42 and retired the class winner. The Mint 400 was well wound down around midnight, although some entri~s used nearly all of the 18 hour time allowance to get their finish honors. The workers stayed on station until around four in the morning. Despite a new course in an unusual configuration, this edition was by far the best organized Mint 400 in memory, with by far the best marked course in recent years. Although three stop checkpoints seems skimpy for a 100 mile course, there were plenty of monitors visible around the course keeping the racers on a righteous path. Although the rule was emphasized at the drivers' meeting, a number of entries received time penalties for failing to stop at a check or a road crossing. As always the start/ finish check was a full stop, and one entry ran through it twice, for a total of 45 minutes added to the actual time. What few protests there were got handled on the spot with dispatch. There were few anxious faces, no loud arguments at the finish line or at the awards. Hooray! A new and nifty touch to the Mint 400 finish ceremony were the flowers. As each of the 113 who did finish came across the line, they went back up on the ramp where a pretty girl presented the drivers with a flower lei flown in from Hawaii that morning. The finishers also got their pictures taken again. Next morning at the awards the HORA presented every lady with a carnation, because it was Mother's Day. Perhaps the best news was that Mint Honcho Tom Odisho announced how happy the Mint Hotel was with the race, and that he hoped to see us all back again next year. We also hope that the 1987 race is organized by the same dedicated HORA crew that produced t\ super good edition of a Mint 400 June 1986 HDRA MINT 400 MAY 10, 1986 FINAL RESULTS POS. CAR # ORIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME POS. 0/A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 1. 2. 1. 2 3. 1. 2 . -3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4 5. 1. 1. 2 . . 1. CLASS 1 -UNl:IMITED SINGLE SEAT -34 START -11 FINISH 113 Larry Ragland (solo) Chaparr~I 8:33.14 109 Chet & Lloyd Huffman O.R.E. 9:32.21 103 Bob Renz/Oick Clark Race co 10: 15.13 124. Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth 11 :18.12 106 Larry Noel/Tim Kennedy Chaparral 11 :22.05 CLASS 2-UNLIMITED TWO SEAT~ 47 START-15 FINISH 220 Cameron Thieriot/Greg Lewin Funco-0.R.E. 8:43.01 208 Jim & Billy Wright Raceco 8:56.51 200 · Gorky & Scott McMillin Chenowth 9:31.38 241 John Kruger /Norm Lester Raceco 9:48.08 214 Roger Roderick/Dennis• Mac Ready Raceco 9:5 7 .3 l 1 9 18 40 42 2 3 8 12 13 . CLASS 1-2-1600 -1600 CC RESTRICTED -63 START-24 FINISH 1640 Darren Wilson/Eddie Webb Mirage 9:30.44 1600 Rob Tolleson/Bill Varnes Mirage 9:37.16 1656 Dave Mansker/Randy Jones O.R.E. 9:38.02 1612 Willy & Jerry Higman · Chenowth 10:00.02 1642 Jack & Jerry Ramsay Bunderson 10:06.22 CLASS 3 -SHORT WHEELBASE 4X4 -17 START - 8 FINISH 302 JM .. Mike & Greg Bragg Jeep CJ 7 13:30.23 · 301 Gale Pike/Steve Hummell. Dodge 14:01.47 Ramcharger 310 · Eric &Mark Heiden Jeep CJ 8 14:34.11 · 308 Buck Griffin/Don Coffland Jeep CJ 8 14•56.48 30~ Mark Hutchins/Gary St~wart Ford Bronco 15:39.54 CLASS 4 -LONG WHEELBASE 4X4 - 9 START - 3 FINISH 400 Rodney Hallf.Jim Fricker Dodge 11 :34.00 407 John Dyck/ Al Baker Jeep Honcho 12: 18.35 404 Don Yoston/Bill Donahoe Jeep Honcho 14:31.03 409 Jim Bell/Walt Laycock Jeep Honcho 14:15.03 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG ~ 18 START -10 FINISH 514 · John Cooley/Mark Fox_ Baja Bug 10:25.31 511 Greg Diehl/Mike Longley Baja Bug 10:49.27 517 Larry McCallum Baja Bug 11 :07.01 516 · Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 11 :56.20 510 Mel Vaughan/Dan Reynolds Baja Bug 12:00.16 CLASS 5-1600 -1600 CC BAJA BUG -25 START - 5 FINISH 550 Mike Lesle/Cameron Steele Baja Bug 11 :43.04 552 Norm Shaw/Manny Cortez Baja Bug 11 :48.42 566 Steve Lakin Baja Bug 12:21.53 599 Owen & Curtis Duggan Baja Bug 13:47.00 553 Greg Tuttle/David Jackson Baja Bug 16:42.29 CLASS 6S -UNLIMITED SEDAN - 1 START - 1 FINISH 620 Chris Robinson/Chris .Minor Olds Calais 11:43.01 CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - 7 START 1 FINISH 7 10 11 14 15 75 80 90 93 98 47 66 69 (3 laps) 21 31 36 59 61 51 54 68 77 103 50 600 Larry Schwacofer/Sid Spradling '55 Chevy 14:47.52 92 605 Mick & Tonya Newton Chevy Nova 13:12.29 (2 laps) CLASS 7-:--UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 7 START - 2 FINISH 700 Manny Esquerra/lee Morse Ford Ranger 11 :32.07 44 701 Jack Johnson/John Deetz Nissan 14:02.05 81 702 Roger Mears/Brent Foes Nissan 5:50.07 (2 laps) CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP -20 START - 6 FINISH 730 Willie Valdez/ Jose Alvarado Ford Ranger 12:50.27 720 Spencer Low/Paul Delang Nissan 13:46.16 734 Paul & Dave Simon Ford Ranger 14:06.17 726 Chuck Johnson/Mike Poppie Ford Ranger 14 57.44 731 Scott Douglas/Rick Doetsch Ford Ranger 15:44.49 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI-MIDI 4X4 -11 START - 3 FINISH 751 Jerry McDonald/Leo Brown Chevrolet S-10 14:02.54 758 Stan Houghton/Tim Lewis Toyota 15:28.22 750 G.T. Gowland/Tommy Bene Toyota 15:54.07 752 Mike Randall/Bob Grumbien Jeep Cherokee 13:5 7.34 CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -17 START 4 FINISH 803 Walker Evans/Doug Shepherd Dodge 11 :03.24 805 Ron Clyborne/Glenn Harris Ford 11 :39.30 809 Dave Shoppe/Larry Maddox Ford 11 :56.26 71 76 86 94 99 83 97 100 (3 laps) 34 49 60 817 Robin Tulleners/Rick Ellis Ford 15:56.49 812 John Gable/Bill Holmes Ford 9:06.27 101 , (3 laps) CLASS 9 -1200 CC SINGLE SEAT -11 START - 5 FINISH 907 Gary Cogbill/ John Marking Homebuilt 11 :02.48 917 · Larry Webster/Shelton Lowery Funco 11 :23.51 918 Dave & Bryant Wood Fun Buggy 12: 11.58 906 James Gross/Bob Freiday Funco 14: 12.25 905 John Miller /Don Erskine Kipp Carr 15:5 7.13 CLASS CHALLENGE -RESTRICTED BUGGY -28 START 5 FINISH 998 Rich Minga/Dale Ebberts Chenowth 12:43.59 Magnum 947 Mike Ward/Mike Free T-Mag 14:02.19 932 Mike Burns/Carroll Ditson O.R.E. 14:05.01 953 Rick Johnson/Gary Watson Hi Jumper 14: 19.10 946 David Girdner /Roy Perfect Homebuilt 17:18.02 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650 CC -45 START - 8 FINISH 1011 Steve Tetrick/Fred Ronn O.R.E. -9:07.09 1033 Jim Greenway Raceco 9 20.15 1003 Craig Watkins/Greg Aronson Raceco 9:23.35 1099 Jim Stiles/Larry Bolin Raceco 10:08.06 1006 Gary & Richard Weyhrich Raceco 10:22.51 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 2 START - 0 FINISH 11 OD Andy Diaz/Charlie Woodard . VW Beetle 8:09.42 .CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4X4 - 5 START - 2 FINISH 1404 Lowell Arnold/Tom Kepler· Jeep Honcho 17:08.01 1403 Dale Lenig/Robert Hughes Jeep CJ2A 17:4 7.45 1400 Steve Mize I/Bill Rohrbacker Ford Bronco 13:07 .OD Starters -367 -Finishers - 113 -Finishing ratio -30.8 percent Fast Time Overall -Larry Ragland -Class 1 -Chaparral -8:33.14 • Fast Lap of the Oay -Larry Noel -Class 1 -Chaparral - 2:0L21 Race Distance - 404 miles (4 laps -all classes) Time Allowance -18 hours 33 43 64 87 102 69 82 85 88 108 4 5 6 16 20 (1 lap) 106 112 (2 laps) Dusty Times

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Jeep Cup Makes U.S. Debut in Tucson By Daryl Drake Photos: 3-D Photography ,._,,~ ... Ron Hayslett and Dick Ecelbarger were all smiles after winning the opening rally in the U.S. Jeep Cup Series. The pair also won the all expense paid trip to the championship Jeep Cup rally in August. to make up the margin. Next in every bump!" was Pete MacNeil and Karl Rounding out the top ten were Broberg in an older Scout. They Mike and Debbie Friesen were back at 228 points after (Toyota) at 671, Phil and Barbie troubles midway through. Hanson (CJ-7) at 691, with Rob "Things went well until traffic Cherry/Randy Hensley and held us u·p, then we.made a wrong Bruce Genther /Dan Hoover, tum and lost six to eight both in Cherokees, tied at 715. minutes," said Broberg, adding that a couple of errors resulted in a bent tie rod and a broken window. The top three teams in the five qualifying rallies will be invited to run in the North American Off Road Rally Championship in early August. It's an all-expense-paid rally in identical Jeep vehicles finishing at Expo '86 in Vancouver, B.C. Tops among the full size trucks was this Ford F-150. Driver Scott Oeuty said, "The vehicle took a fair amount of abuse. Once you're lost on a rally, you're lost"' Usually manning a checkpoint at A.O. R.A. races, Gary and Lenny Burnham took time out to have some fun, and brought their S-1 O Blazer in for 24th overall. Two CJ-7's finished fourth and fifth, Bill Gerhart/Jade Gould at 361 and Mike Gordon/ Cindy Jankowski at 449. Then came the first pickup, the GMC S-15 of Don and Marg St. Clair with a 470. They had heard about the rally Thursday night, left Woodland Park, Colorado Friday, and rolled into Tucson Saturday night. "Was it rougher than we thought? We had no idea how rough it would be! Really impressed. Incredi-ble!" said Don and Marg before saying, "We hit_ both ends in But even those with scores in the thousands had fun and are ready to try it again. One navigator had these words of wisdom: "It's a brisk pace, and that makes it hard to do math calculations when you're bouncing around so much!" For more information on any of the remaining JEEP CUP rallies, just call 1-800-JEEP CUP. The JEEP CUP series of off road rallies has grown to be quite popular in Canada over the past two years and judging from the inaugural run in the U.S., the series :'!Viii be just as well received here. Hosted by the Arizona State Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs and sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, the opening round drew seventy-four entrants to Tucson, Arizona, bright and early on the morning of March 20, 1986. Starters included everything from a Subaru through numerous CJ 's, a long wheelbase Land Rover on up to a 4WD van. Rallymasters Dave and Gwen Jameson had really done their homework, laying out a course a little over 100 miles long that started and finished in downtown Tucson. Unlike off road racing, where course markings and pre-running give entrants some idea of where to go, off road ralliests are issued instruction sheets telling them were and when they're supposed to be. In this case, the instructions ran eighteen pages long. Secret checkpoints are used to define each leg of the rally and to score the event. Points were awarded for arrivihg at a check late, although at this· event none wer.e assessed for an early arrival. Most of all, the JEEP CUP is designed to be fun. No timing equipment beyond a stopwatch and calculator is allowed and Dusty Times anyone can compete. But that doesn't mean the rallying is not intense and challenging. Hitching a ride with SCCA's Dave Thompson, I was able to see much of the course as we chased Rallymaster Jameson over hill and dale. Jameson had found a way to include almost every kind of off road obstacle from rocks to sand wash ( with mud the only exception). Several deep washouts separated the Jeeps from the trucks as drivers found their departure angles didn't agree with their bumpers. Overall, the rally took about five hours to complete for the lucky ones. Turning in low score of the · day for the win were Richard Ecelbarger and Ron Hayslett with a 90. T hough they were new to the Jeep Cherokee provided them by Galloway AMC Jeep, this pair are no strangers to rallying. Between them they have forty-two years of experience, and navigator Hayslett ,said it really helped a lot. Driver Ecelbarger had this to say: "We've entered a lot of rallies together and found this to be a really' enjoyable one. The course was beautifully laid out by, Jameson and crew, and i_t worked out very well for us. We got off course one time, but had plenty of time to make it up-luckily!" Just three points behind were John Ying and Chris Carrilo, also in a Cherokee. Four points behind at check one, the pair put on quite a drive but were unable I CONGRATULATIONS to all the MINT 400 WINNERS and a special THANKS to those winners using 'SPORTS' Class 1 Chet Huffman/Lloyd Bob Renz/Dick Clark Class 2 Cameron Thieriot/Greg Lewin John Kruger/Norm Lester Roger Roderick/Dennis Macready Class 1/2 1600 Darren Wilson/Eddie Webb Rob Tolleson Class 3 Eric Heiden/Mark Heiden Clas·s 4 Rod Hall/Jim Fricker John Dyck/Al Baker Don Yosten/Bill Donahoe · Class 5-1600 • Mike Leste/Cameron Steele Class 6 Wes Moser/Greg Moser Class 7 Manny Esquerra/Lee Morse Class 10 Steve Tetrick/Fred Ronn Jim Greenway Craig Watkins/Greg Aronson Gary Weyhrich/Richard Weyhrich Bud Harris 6 OF THE TOP 10 AND 10 OF THE TOP 20 USE-'SPORTS' June 1986 Join us in the winners circle at the BAJA 500 PRE-ORDER YOUR FUEL NOW!!! (213) 437-4373 (se.e Good Stuff Directory for Distributors) Page 25

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"'· Colorado racer Dale Calhoun led the UltraStock main event from the green to lap 7. then smoke from the engine stopped him on the track. Switching to Chevrolet was a good move for Joey Moore. and the Rick Boyer had a good run in his Class 1-2-1600 Funco. in the S-10 performed well. taking him to third in the first truck heat thick of action all the way. third in the heat and fourth in the main race. -event. Jerry Stansbury flies high in his always immaculate Funco. The Texan had a good night with a heat race fourth place and sixth in the main. It looks like a vintage Hi Jumper but Richard Woods drove it to a Monte Crawford tries a one wheel tight line around one of several f,ne fifth in the 17 car herd in the 1-2-16UU heat race. 180'' turns, and his Golf scored second in the UltraStock heat race. i;..-_ smoke, as his ailing engine let go. G reg George was right there to take over number one spot in the Toyota, and cars were stuck in the barriers all over the course, whi~h was blocked somewhere almost every lap. Tim Maples slid in to second as Durfee had a flash fire in his Pontiac. At the flag only three UltraStocks were in motion, and Greg George tdok the victory, followed by Tim Mapies and Vince Tjelmeland. Rob Tolleson and Chris Bowen had a super battle in the 1600 section, although traffic played a big part in this action. At one point Tolleson drove ov'er the barrier around a stalled bunch of UltraStocks to keep Bowen at bay, and Rob won the race by inches over Chris. Wes Elrod took third in this class jtl:st ahead of Rick Boyer, and Carl Asterino was fifth. The congested course and the several situations that should have called for a red flag made the event more of a roll of the dice than a D race, and hopefully these groups will be split in future events. The Motorcycles, running the track in reverse had some typical knife edged jumps and they flew high over· double jumps to delight the crowds. In the first moto Australian Jeff Leisk jumped out first with Jeff Ward on his tail. Ward jumped his Kawasaki farther over the large double jump, but Leisk repassed on the inside at the comer. Ward repassed again on lap 4, and held on for the win. Leisk was second CALIFORNIA GOLD RAClNG WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT: MAZDA MOTORS OF GEORGE KLOTZ THE HARRIS FAMILY PERFORMANCE PLUMBIN_G AMERICAL (Central) GENERAL TIRE MARTIE MOORE MOGI TRANSMISSIONS FOXSHOX NYE FRANK DENNIS RAY CHAMPION KC HJLITES LEE FRANK JOHN FASCENDA PENNZOIL . K & N FILTERS TOM JOBE DAVID AKAZAWA PRO-GAS SIMPSON SAFETY DAVE CLARK ANNETTE KLAUS CENTERLINE SUPER BOOT 215 RAMONA PLACE, CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA 9301 0 • (805) 482-8427 Page 36 June 1986 Greg George flew his spiffy Toyota into the UltraStock main event lead midway in the fray. and he weaved through the traffic for the victory. and Ross Pederson was third. In the second moto Larry Brooks took advantage of early leader Billy Frank's misfortune; as he and Brian Myerscough battled for the lead, they both fell, which left Brooks with clear sailing to the finish line. Doug Dubach was second, and Frank , recovered fat third, Myerscough was fourth. In the main event it was showboat Rick Johnson that dazzled the audience by taking the double jump with one hand as he waved in mid air. Leisk held second until the last lap, when he went over the handle bars after a hard landing. Johnson again dazzled the crowd at the checkered flag as he took the jump and waved with both hands. Jeff W ard-·was second, Larry Brooks was third and Leisk got back on his bike and finished sixth. Art Gersjes pulled out the early lead in the suspended Odyssey heat race with Rennie Awana a distant second. On the last lap Gersjes pulled over and Awana inherited the lead until Rory Holladay came charging past him to take the victory. Awana was second, followed by Don Archibald, Derek Tisinger and James Cook. In the unsuspended group Mike Lavelle brought his Honda home for the win, followed by Frank Odom, Eric Wood, and Dennis Elliott in fourth ahead of Kevin Kreun. ln the main event for Odysseys, it was a bumper car race with the course completely blocked at least twice. Eric Wood stayed out of trouble for the win in unsuspended class. Second went to Mike Lavelle, , followed by Steve Grier, Aaron Forsythe and David Thomas. Ronnie Pierce won the sus-pended class honors and Johnny Custom was second. Third was Richard Thomas, and John Hasshaw was fourth ahead of Art Gersjes. Among the 3 wheelers and quads, Greg Clark took the Quad heat race and Gary Denton went all the way to win the main event. Chris White and Roger Burman supplied the action in the trike heat race, running very tight but White hung on to win over Burman. In the main event White ran away from the field, but Burman closed in near the end of the race to take second. The next stop for the Mickey• Thompson tour is at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 19. The show there will be enhanced by the course that takes all classes up the peristyle and flying back down to ground level, a real sight to see. The full schedule of classes will be on hand for the midsummer show. Dusty Times

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Sticking with a 1-2-1600 two seater, Chris Bowen fought for the lead all the way, here running side by side with the winner, but he finished second in the main. ' Max Razo. better known for his fancy posters perhaps, had a good run to third in his Class 10 heat. driving the always tidy Chenowth Magnum. Dusty Times started nine cars, and it was Jeff Elrod who broke out from the crowd to take the lead immediately and hold it all the way to the flag, driving a VW Golf. Ken Kazarian was side by side with Elrod midway in the heat, but got tangled in traffic and fell back, eventually ending up in the wall as did Craig Durfee. After more banging around, Monte Crawford moved his VW Golf into second place, where he finished and Vince Tjelmeland worked his Pontiac into third at the finish. A full 17 cars started the 1-2° 1600 heat race, and it was a full field. Another Elrod, Wes, had his Hi Jumper out front early, with both Rob Tolleson, Mirage June 1986 · and Chris Bowen, two seater, giving him a hefty challenge. Elrod held his lead, Bowen got close, made the pass, but then rolled, ending that challenge. This give Rob Tolleson a clear shot at Elrod, and the pair ran side by side here and there before Tolleson made the pass. Tolleson hang on for the win, with Wes Elrod chasing him and Rick Boyer was third. Bowen recovered to take fourth. For unknown reasons the UltraStocks and the 1-2-1600s were combined into one· main event, putting 22 cars on a track that is crowded with 15 starters. Even though the classes started in different waves, the crowded situation caused the two classes to soon begin running over one another, creating havoc. As one group would get straightened out, another encounter would stop them again down course. This blockage strung out the field -and Dale Calhoun was the most fortunate in the UltraStock group, and got a lead early in the game. Greg George also missed most of the confusion and ran Eecond, with Craig Durfee a strong third. Rob Tolleson decided not to play bumper cars, and pulled around all the trouble, but Chris Bowen saw the same hole and followed him into second, and Wes Elrod held third in the 1600 war. · On lap 7 Calhoun saw his lead go up in a puff of i;r Page 35 ,.,c: -

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THE SAND RIDGE BAJA April Showers and Baja Racing in Nebraska Text & Photos; Darla Cro«•n Local racer Thad Briggs won the biggest Class, 4, with Tony Matula co-driving the Jeepish creation. He took a heat race win and second in the main event. April showers may bring May flowers, but it didn't make for a very nice day of Baja Racing. Despite the strong winds and cold rains a large crowd turned out to watch some 27 drivers from several states vie for titles in the Fourth Annual Sand Ridge Baja held near Gordon, Nebraska on April 13, 1986. This year the race was held at a different location than in the past. The track was shortened to two miles for the second High Plains Off Road Racing Association event of the 1986 season. The new track proved to be a much faster course than the one used previously. A variation of Olympic scoring was used to determine the winners of the Sand Ridge Baja. Points from the heat race and the main event were added together. The vehicle with the least number of points became the winner in their class at the end of the day. As the rain began to fall, Class 2, the four cylinder 4WD rigs, and Class 4, the modified 4x4s, started the day with a ten lap heat race. Don Schooley, from Rapid City, SD, was an early leader, holding off the sharp looking Chevy machine of Jerry Daugherty from Westminster, CO. Then Schooley lost oil pressure and pulled into the pit area, shortly before Daugherty lost all the transmission fluid in his truck and joined Schooley in the /its. This action allowed Tha Briggs, from Gorden, NE, to take the checkered flag in the heat race. Jim Kitterman, from Wall, SD, followed around for second place, and they were one-two in Class 4 as well. Hollywood Harold Johnson, from Sioux Falls, SD was the Class 2 winner. Kenny Call hopped his nifty looking Chevy to the main event victory in Class 4, and the Nebraska based driver was second on points for the day. Joel Fricke used mud tires to take the victory in Class 10, and he came all the way from Wilton, North Dakota to race the Sand Ridge Baja. THE The next mix of classes included 10, air cooled 2WD with max engine size of 1650 cc, 8, for water cooled 2WD, and 3 for unlimited 2WD with air cooled engine. This bunch took · to the track for their ten lap heat race, and the surface was South Dakota driver Stuart Dahlin was glad to have a roof over his head in the beginning to get nice and greasy. rain, and he drove the Baia Bug to a fine second in Class 10. WRIGHT PLACE~. COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, areproducts 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 16 After the slipping and sliding, K.C. Huggins won Class 10 and Les Hare won Class 8, both drivers being local boys from -Gordon. Stan Schwellenbach, from Pierre, SD, won Class 3 in this heat. · Before the main events Mother Nature didn't let up, and the gusts of wind and the downpour of rain continued. The track gor slicker and more muddy. The rain and mud didn't seem to bother Kenny Call, from Thedford, NE, however. He gracefully maneuvered his Chevy around the course to win the main event in Class 4. He had finished third in his heat race, so he ended up second for the day. Local racer, 19 year old Thad Briggs took home the gold in Class 4. "There was a lot of competition, and with all the tough competitors it just makes you go that much faster," Briggs said. Briggs also said he liked the course, and that it was a really fast run-and a lot different than the one they ran on last year. "The jumps were more natural, even though it was a man made course. Because of the rain the track changed on every lap. Things star.ted slipping towards the end of the race," said Briggs. He started to lose the gears, and June 1986 Making a tight pass on course, Stan Schwellenbach took the Class 3. Unlimited Buggy, honors home to Pierre, South Dakota. with a pair of wins. Hollywood Harold Johnson won the Class 2 heat race. and went on to take the overall title in the class. as his competition had big troubles. Dusty Times

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Bill Fricken survived the mud and rain to take third place honors in Class 4, and he was the first-driver in from South Dakota in the class. · · From Deadwood. South Dakota. Pat Roberts kept his Class 4 rig· moving all day to take fourth in class _on points for the event. Jim Kitterman, from Wall, South Dakota, didn't have a good day, rolling his rig in the main event and breaking the front end housing. · • the transmission was smoking on his Jeep when the race ended. Tony Matula had been helping Briggs work on the Jeep and served as co-driver during the race. On points in Class 4 · it was Briggs, Call and Bill Ficken, from Rapid City, SD. Harold Joh_nson was the overall winner in Class 2, followed by Joe Herman and Wayne Estes, all from South Dakota. The Class -10 and Class 3 drivers had mat;1y problems as the rain persisted. "I couldn't even steer the last two laps," said K.C. Huggins, the winner of the Class 10 heat. Huggins had to settle for fourth in the main event and placed fourth on points for the day. "I was spinning down the straight-a-way with my all terrain tires on,''. commented Class 10 driver Joel Fricke. "After Daryl Dressler broke down, I put his mud terrain tires on, and that made all the difference.'' It must have made a big difference, as Joel took first place in the main and first in Class 10 for the day. Joe Herman bounces off a jump in his Jeep. and the solo driver from Tyndall. · Class 8 is akin ·10 Class 13 rn Wisconsin, and local driver Les Hare took the top South Dakota finished second in Class 2 oo the points count. • honors at the Sand Ridge Baja in this odd looking rig. Rein Carpenter's Class 10 car was "taking the jumps great, better than anyone else,'' he said. "That is where I was passing people, on the jumps." Passing until, right in front of the spectator area, he went up, way up ... "When I came down, the ground just kept coming," Carpenter said after the race. Carpenter rolled and was put back up on all four wheels, which enabled him to finish the race. Carpenter commented, "What I was worr-ied about, was somebody being behind rhe. The officials kept asking me if I was all right; I just wanted thern to get me on my wheels so I could go:" ' And go he did, to finish .in third place. Stuart Dahlin_ was second in Class 10 points for the day. In the Class 8 main, Les Hare, who won the heat race, also won the main event, not a bad start for a first year driver. Burt Dartt, from Wall, SD, with co-driver Doug Crown, placed second. This was the first race for Dartt in Class 8. He has been a "regular" in Class 4 iD the past, but he decided to make the necessary adjustments to compete in Class 8. "I need to put a little more weight on," said Dartt, "or bigger tires. We had plenty of power, though. I like this class and will probably stay in it." Jerry Edwards, from Rapid City, SD, powered his machine to a third place finish. In Class 3 Stan Schwellenbach won on points,,, and Daryl Dressler, from Rapid City, SD, was second. During the day there were the usual mechanical problems and bre<_!.kdowns, even some heating problems· which seemed a little odd with the freezing cold weath~r. Many of the top contenders limped to the pit area to find shelter from the rain. , Dust was not a problem for the drivers or the spectators this year, like it has been in thepastat . the Sand Ridge Baja. But, Mother Nature can't please everyone. As Jerry Daugherty was heard to say as he was loading his Chevy in the rain and mud, "I'd rather drive in-the dirt and dust any day." . Well...! wonder if the May flowers are out yet? The team of Bart Dartt and Doug Crown moved into Class 8 from Class 4 and the move brought them in second in class in Nebraska. Dusty Times The Midwest's Most Competitive OFF ROAD COURSE' 520,000.00 POINTS SERIES #1 SPRING RUN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACE@ T JUNE 14th & 15th BRUSH RUN 101 ,100% Payback -All SCORE Classes AUGUST 29th, 3(!th & 31st Hot L~p Money & Prizes , A MUST Race for the Points Series Purse. 575 000.00 ANTICIPATED ' TOTAL SERIES PURSE Based on 1985 Total Purse. For more information call: 715-478-3435 or,715-478-3617 or write: BRUSH RUN 101 • P.O. Box 101 • Crandon, WI 54520 1986 BRUSH RUN 101-POINTS SERIES SPONSORS: •Budweiser -True Value Hardware -Valvoline OJI -General Tire -Off Road America · plus ... ' . Over·40 Major Contingency Awards• S.T.O.R.E. & S.O.D.A. Sanctione~ BE THERE - BRUSH RUN 101 1 Mile West of Crandon, Wisconsin -June 14th & 15th -August 29th, 30th & 31st June 1986 Page 27

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Driving a Golf bodied Baja Bug chassis stormer. Jeff Elrod led the Ultra Stock heat race from flag to flag but retired in the main event. Driving a Mazda bodied creation; Tim Maples survived the UltraStock mayhem and finished a fine second in the destructive main event. ' In the Class 10 main event. Brad Castle worked his wav, through the heavy traffic from the back and ended up second in his flying Raceco. blr'_ get past Evans. During then Steve Millen found his hole the slow'down, Jeff Huber pulled and took the lead. Millen went right up on the tail of Millen's· on to· win for 'Toyota points, Mazda, and the battle began for while Harris held second. Roger second place. After a lot of Mears · and Sherman Balch elbowing by both drivers, Huber brought their Nissans across found a way aroun"d on the last third and fourth. lap to finish second. Rod Millen In the Super 1600 act-ion, had to settle for third ahead of better.known as Class 10, it was Joey Moore. Brad Castle who qualified fastest In the second Grand National a,round the tight Rose Bowl truck heat race Glenn Harris track. But, when the green flag used his front row grid position flew in the trophy dash it was . to leap out in front bf pole sitting second place qualifier _Jimmy Danny Thompson, · Chevrolet.. Nichols who took the lead .. Thompson rounded the first . Nichols had third' fastest turn and ran the truck into the qualifier Larry Noel on his tail hydro batriers and .water shot the whole race. Brad Castle had twenty feet up in the air. Steve to pull off on the second lap with Millen got past Thompson and suspension problems, leaving the set out after Harris with Roger battle . to Nichols and Noel. Mears and his Nissan teammate Nichols went on for the win with Sherman Balch right on his tail. It Noel a very close second ahead of just was not Thompson's night, Mike Withers. as he rolled the Chevy on the In the first Super 1600 heat second lap in the same corner race it was Larry Ragland who where he had earlier trouble. got off the line first with Marty Harris held the lead for four laps, Coyne second ahead of Brad Desert ace Rob Tolleson does just as wefl in the stadiums. At the Rose Bowl he won both the 1-2-1600 heat and the main event in very close quarters. GLEN· HELEN PARK, APRIL 20, 1986 Winner Eric Arras and runner-up Al Arciero dominated the unlimited Class 1 action! Both Eric and Al rely on the superior power of WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS. It's Hme for you to join -the .WEB-CAM winners! The -absolute best in performance camshafts are available by calling (714) 631-1770 or sending $3 for · WEB-CAM's 1986 catalog. (a\ WEB-CAM Ii PERFORM~CE CAMSHAFTS , .___,.....-, 1663 Superior Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (714) 631-1770 Page 34 The 1-2-1600, points leader. Wes Elrod had some stiff Vince Tjelmeland's Pontiac Firebird is th? biggest of competition in the Rose Bowl and he took second in the UltraStocks. -and the tight course and traffic saw him take heat, and third in the main. third in both the races. Castle On the second lap Coyne rolled , and this put .Castle in second. On the next lap there was a three car drive up and over, and the whole thing happened so fast it was tough to identify all the cars. It looked like Eric Arras ~drove over some hay bales trying to ge.t inside Brad Casde and he drove up" on top of Castle's Raceco. Castle didn't let off, and he towed the Chenowth down the track until they both ran over another car. The jam up gave Ragland a comfortable lead, and put Tommy Croft in second and Larry Noel in third. At the flag Larry Ragland took the victory, and Croft finished second. On the last lap Noel got on his top, handing third place to Max Razo. Jim Sandefer finished fourth .. ahead of Marty Coyne. The Castle 's are back in stadium racing, and Kent got an early lead in the second Class 10 heat. fought off the challengers. and won in the Raceco. In the second Class 10 heat race Mike Withers grabbed the lead off the line but got sideways in the first switchback, letting Kent Castle by_and into the lead. Gary Dillon slipped into second, but there was 2 big gap before Jerry Stansbury could get going in third. With Castle and Dillon running way out front and alone, the battle cteveloped for third. On lap 3 Jimmy Nichols took advantage of Stansbury's bobble and took over third spot. When the checkered flag came out it was for Kent Castle, all by himself. Gary Dillon took a clean second, and h~lf a lap back -1st & 2nd CLASS 1 ERIC ARRAS June 1986 Jimmy Nichols was third. Jerry Stansbury held onto fourth, and Mike Withers recovered from his earlier misfortune for fifth. In the Super 1600 main event it was Tommy Croft who ran away and told the others to battle it out for second place. Gary Dillon pulled into second, just ahead of Kent Castle, and Larry Ragland and Jimmy Nichols were in tight too. At the back of the 18 -car field; Brad Castle was on the move. While the other drivers were busy running into each other and rolling over; Castle was weaving his way through the disarray. The front runningqrderdidn't change much, although the action was fierce. First Jim May got his Funco upside down, and on the next lap Rick Jones rolled in the same corner. Mike Withers got sideways which allowed Brad Castle to slip in front of Jimmy Nichols. Larry Ragland got a flat tire and retired. A couple of laps later Withers found his car high center~d on a hydro barrier. T.ommy Croft built a long lead and went on for an easy victory. Gary Dillon lost his second place on the last lap, as Brad Castle worked his way from the back to finish second. Dillon held third ahead of Jimmy Nichols and Marty Coyne finished fifth. The UltraStock heat race Dusty Times

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Driving iQ just his second off road stadum race, Rod Millen started the good night for Mazda by taking the victory in the truck trophy dash. Ivan Stewart had clear sailing in the T-oyota in the first truck heat race, and won the dash, but iook a close the hectic main Flying over the tight course. Jimmy Nichols scored a keen win in the Class 10 trophy dash. and his Raceco was third in the busy main event. event. • Millen by pulling over and not allowing Millen the needed space. · The race did not start out to be between Harris and Millen. As the trucks lined up it was the sixth fastest qualifier Harris on the pole, and next to him was the fastest qualifier Jeff Huber in his All American Ford Ranger. Behind them were the T oyotas of Ivan Stewart and points leader Steve Millen, so Harris had his work cut out for him from the start. W hen the green flag went up it was Harris who jumped out ·front. Huber had troubles in the first switchback and slowed the pack giving the Mazda a little breathing room. Ivan Stewart found his way around the congestion for second, and Steve Millen took the third spot ahead of his brother Rod Millen in the other Mazda. Harris had a fairly comfortable lead as the two T oyotas battled for second until Steve Millen finally pulled around Stewart on the fifth lap. Roger Mears, the 1985 class champion, has been plagued with mechanical difficulties this year and again had to drop from the fray on lap 5. Once around Stewart, Steve Millen set his sights on Harris and began shortening the comfortable lead of the Mazda. Jeff Huber managed• to slip past Rod Millen's Mazda.on lap 6 and began pressuring Stewart. By the eighth lap Harris felt the pressure from Steve Millen, who was trying every trick in the book to work his way around the · Mazda. Steve has dominated this season with three main event wins, and he was looking for win four. The tight Rose Bowl course was to_. the Mazda's advantage, since the more powerful Toyota had no time to get fully. wound up. And, Harris was determined to taste victory. _ After running side by side often, Harris was a full truck length ahead of Steve Millen at the finish line. Ivan Stewart was just as determined as Harris had been, trying to keep his third place spot as he fought off a hard charging Jeff Huber. Sherman Balch managed to get around Rod Millen on the tenth lap t0 finish fifth in the Nissan, ahead of Rod Millen. Earlier in the trophy dash it wa~ Rod Millen who made his way around the bunched up turn one crowd to take the lead. Jeff Huber thought he had a problem with the Ranger's engine while running second, and he slowed as Steve Millen charged past only to roll the Toyota. Sherman Balch Side by side with Toyota mate Ivan Stewart, SteveMillen, #3, took a convincing win in the second truck heat and a close second in the main. Larry Ragland put his Chenowth out front at the green flag in the Class 10 heat. avoided the traffic jams. and zipped along to thf: victorr Dusty Times took over second place and Huber held on to finish third. , Rod Millen scored -his first off road stadium victory · in the trophy dash. In the first heat race it was all Ivan Stewart. He came from,the front row starting positon and went all the way for the win. Walker Evans brought out his new Dodge D-50 and flew into secend place. But, Evans. came down the back straight on lap 3, and when he threw the Dodge sideways to make the 180° turn, .. his got too much of a bite in the soft dirt and he rolled his new truck. This gave Sfewart an even bigger lead as Rod Millen had to slow to {;Jr · With most of the heavy hitter-sin Class 10 absent. Tommy Croft built a giant lead in the Class 1-0 main event, winning easily in his Chenowth. I POWER Fl'LTERT.M. The High Performance 2 Stage Foam Air _filter 1r·s the first foam air ' filter designed to boost your 3 or 4 wheeler's horse-power by 10% or more! Two stages ( or two different foam cell configurations) are the essential ingredients necessary to inc.rease intake air flow without sacri-ficing dirt ~topping performance. Saves you money too! When it's dirty just wash, dry, and re-oil ... if II be just like new again! We have a Power Filter™ for most 3 and 4 wheelers. Some typical applications and costs include: Honda 250SX & 200SX . ............. $12.92 Kawasaki Tecate 250 ........ · ....... $12.92 Honda 250R '83-'84 ................. $12.92 Suzuki Quad Racer® ................ . $12.92 Honda 250R '85-'86 ..... . ........... $19.92 TRX 250R '86 .. . . -~ .................. $18.95 NEW Adjustable Shock Struts Lowers NEW A-Arms for Suzuki Quad Racer® ' your bike to dirt track height. For lowering the front end. ~EW Catalog & Price Ust: $2.00 3 Wheeler. Axles, Swing Arms, Skid Plates, Wheel Hubs & Spacers 4 Wheeler. Swing Arm~. Skid Plates, Wheel Hubs, Spacers & Axles June 1986 ® inc. 1450 N. Hundley, Dept. DT, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 63~·6803 Page 33 .,._

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l THE RIM OF THE WORLD RALLY A So-Pac Divisional with __ National. Class By] ean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Ray Hocker and Bill Moore took over the Stock lead on the night stages and they not only won the class in their tidy Honda CRX, but they came in second overall. telling the polke officer who might stop the car about the rally, and a space is provided for the officer's badge number,-division, and what if any citation was written. A ticket on a rally is automatic disqualification for the car. Could be the system ought to extend to service crews too. The "Rim" Was the first stage rally in . the Southern Pacific Division and CRS for 1986; the first two events were rallycross style. The timing is ideal. Late in paved Ridge Route, so the tean;is faced a variety of terrain in the eleven stage rally. It took Richie and Howard Watanabe nearly half the rally to take over first place, but on1te there they won several more stages and put the Toyota Corolla home first in open class and first overall. · April the mountain roads are.still open, but free of snow. Later in the year the fire hazard would preclude using tne National Forest roads, and the scenic wild flowers would all be gone. The rally booklet arrived several weeks before the event on April 26, and it told everything you wanted to know about the "Rim." It is a one day event, running from midday on Saturday well into Sunday morning, finishing about four in the morning, a standard time span for most rallies. Activity began around 10 a.m. on Saturday at Antelope Valley Nissan in Lancaster, a major sponsor of the rally. Other sponsors include Budweiser, through the Antelope Valley Distributing Co., R & E Racing, and R.T.R. Realty Corp. The Nissan dealer donated a car lot fpr the registration, tech inspection and -the pare f erme (impound). On hand there was Sports Racing Fuel, introducing their high octane sauce to the local ralliests, and they did a brisk business. A large empty lot next to the Nissan dealership had been transformed into a dirt slalom, and pre-rally activity included demonstration rides for anyone who wanted to give it a try in a number of the rally cars. Although the SCCA Division-al Rally program has been around for some years, it has recently emerged into a more national force. Keeping the flame alive in the interim in t}le southwest has been the California Rally Series, and many of their events are also listed as SCCA Divisionals. This year, . due in part to the soaring liability insurance rates, all of the CRS over the road events are also good for Divisional pofnts in either So-Pac or Nor-Pac Divisions and thus are covered by the SCCA Master Plan insurance. Even the monolithic SCCA finds the cost of rally ins~rance expensive in the-1986 cns1s on such coverage. A rally with a long history, once· a National event starring John Buffum in a Triumph, the Rim of the W arid makes its headquarters in Lancaster, CA, just a skip and a hop from the nothern edge of Los Angeles. The stage roads are · most challenging, many on fire trails in the Angeles National Forest, and some are more suited to off road vehicles than proper rally cars. Organized by Mike and Paula Gibeault, both of whom have been driving rallies since each was old enough to drive, the Rim of the W arid is popular with CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER.HOUSE .• K & N FILTERS -c-RAPID COOL ·' . :Q• · . • • TRI MIL ....,. WELD RA. CING WHEELS BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE ~ HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/V local teams. There are no surprises, the route book is accurate, control people are experienced, seldom does a stage get canceled, and the event usually runs spot on the time schedule. A neat idea to keep the rally cars from speeding on public roads used for transit legs, ought to go national. Both team members driver · licenses are sealed in tech in individual envelopes, •with a note inside The first four stages, all on dirt roads, took place in the daylight, which is not common on Pro rallies. A video crew was on hand, complete with helicopter, to film the antics of the rally cars on the fire trails. Later, some of the total of 97 stage' miles would take place on the old, historic The rally cars took off on the first transit leg around one in the -afternoon, en route to the first four stages on trails adjacent to Bouquet Canyon, just north of Saugus, CA. Thirty-six gaily painted rally rigs, mainly sporty cars, but there were five pickup trucks and one full fendered d1,me buggy, made the start. A late starter, Gary Potts had water in the fuel in his Plymouth Arrow, but he got through the first section of four stages before succumbing. 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The expected battle between Divisional Champions Dean Blagowsky, of Alamogordo, NM, and Scott Child of Santa Ana, both driving Dodge Omni Turbo GLHs this year, was brilliant but brief, lasting only through the first stage. Dean finished two seconds ahead of Scott, but Ian Miller had his Toyota Corolla ahead ofboth of them by a couple of seconds. Off road racer Bill Holmes was fourth at this point in a Ford pickup, only a few more seconds down. Several favorites, like the Watanabe brothers, fell victim to flat tires. After a very short transit, Stage Two saw Blagowsky a non starter with a broken strut tower. Miller, after a re~seed, was first on the road and won the stage. Child roared off in pursuit, but he lost the brakes and landed in a ditch, eventually finishing the stage before retiring the new Dodge. Child won the title last year driving a Chevy pickup, and Dean drove an AMC Eagle to his championship. Now Richey Watanabe fought back from his flat with second fastest time, just a flicker behind Miller on this stage. These two sections were run again before the meal break and service stop at Lake Hughes. At Lake Hughes seven cars were out of the rally. Among them was the unique VW powered buggy of Lon Peterson and Jim Love, down with a blown cylinder. Also missing was Brian Stewart and John Scharf, their Ford pickup, a 1972 formerly used by dad Ivan Stewart as a pre-runner, was out with ·wheel bearing failure. · Other cars showed signs of damage, and some crews were doing serious work. The Chevy pickupofGary and David Burgess, home town boys from Lancaster, had put the fan through -the radiator on the first stage . . They replaced the radiator with one out of a mini pickup, and carried on, taking on" water after every stage. The first night section was over fresh ground along the famed San Andreas earthquake fault, and Stage 8 was 5 run in reverse. After the first section, at this point, Bill Perez and Roger Allison were leading the stock class in a Datsun 510, but Ray Hocker and Bill Moore had their Honda CRX less than a minute back. Roger Hull and Kelly Smith were close too, in a Datsun 610. Stage 5 held_ pitfalls for many. Bill Holmes and Jim Rogers, who were running second overall at tn second place on the sixth stage and challenging. the · Rick and Maile Bell had a good run in their rally prepped the time, lost the V-8 engine Volvo 142 of Jeff Griffin and Doug Cwaik turned into a Chevette, and a steady performance got them third in _ midway in the stage. The overall DNF on Stage 8 of the eleven. Open category and fifth overall. leader, the Corolla of Ian Miller . and Bart Godett missed a turn and went down the canyon end over end three times, totaling the car, both men emerged OK from the accident. Jeff Griffin and Doug Cwaik won the stage in· a Volvo 142, got second on the next one, and third on the next, then vanished on Stage 8. Exit one more leader. It was back to Lake Hughes for a short service break before the final three stages in the rally, and 18 cars were still running. With two thirds of the event on the scoreboard, Richey · and Howard Watanabe had a solid lead in the Toyota Corolla, especially with Griffin's Volvo on the trailer. Bill Perez and his Datsun also disappeared into the night on · Stage 7. Now Ray Hocker was not only leading the stock class, but he had the Honda in second overall as well. Roger Hull had moved up the ranks also, and the Chevette of Rick and Maite Bell was in contention now. Stages 5, 6 and 8 'were repeated as Stages 9, 10 and 11, but the times didn't change much, even with a familiar road ahead. Richie and Howard Watanabe won all three stages in the Toyota Corolla,. and they drove quietly back to Lancaster the open class and overall victors on the 1986 Rim of the World Rally. Despite some trouble on Stage 10, Ray Sticking with air cooled horsepower, Rod Koch and Steve Sporting a fancy paint job, Michael Blore and Gary Frazee had some troubles in the night, but finished fourth Dunk/au drove their Mazda RX 4 to a top ten finish and in Open in the VW Type Ill. third in the Stock rankings. Hocker and Bill Moore scored second fastest time of all on the other two stages. They not only won the Stock class by four minutes, they also placed a keen second overall. Running well most of the distance, Gary Luke and Mark Williams brought their Fiat 131 home third overall, second in Open category. Roger Hull and Kelly Smith drove the Datsun 6 10 to a fine second in Stock and fourth overall._ Third in Open ranks and fifth overall went to Rick and Maite Bell in a Chevette. Rod Koch and Steve Frazee were fourth in the class and sixth overall in a VW Variant. Michael Blore and Garv Dunklau had some trouble on the route, but they took third in Stock in the Mazda RX-4 and seventh overall.JimJacobsen and George. Ottley had problems with the carburetor and the lights on the AMC Eagle, but scored fifth in Open standings and eighth overall, just ahead of the thirsty Chevy pickup of Gary and David Burgess. Rounding out the top ten were Howard Adams and Dale Andrews whose Mazda RX-3 was seventh in Open class. In all, sixteen entries were official finishers in the Rim of the World Rally. Many of the DNFs came to the awards presentation Sunday morning. Some of them, like Bill Holmes, were amazed to be presented with checks for top positions on the early stages. Holmes said he and Rogers, who owns the Ford truck, are going to run the whole series and sandwich the rallies in somehow between off road desert races where iHolmes co-drives with · John C.lile in Class 8. 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MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX Mazda Gets First at the Rose Bowl · By Homer Eubanks History was made May 3 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Mickey Thompson brought his off road show there, and it was the first time in nearly 40 years that cars had raced in the Rose Bowl, Midget racers were the former attraction back when. Last month more than 40,000 spectators enjoyed the off road extravaganza which brings every form of off road machinery into one location to take on a "chunk of Baja." This round Thompson invited the 250cc professional motorcross rider~ to compete as an added attraction. From the crowd's reaction, we inay see more of this type of action later in the season. The Rose Bowl off road track was constructed so the motorcycles could run the track backwards. Due to the space, available on the field, a football field and nothing more, the track PIT CREW MAT by M.E.G.S. • DURABLE. RIP-STOP MATERIAL • EASIER TO STORE THAN CARPET • FOLDS WITHIN ITSELF • LIGHT WEIGHT • PREVENTS LOSS OF THE SMALLEST PARTS • GAS. OIL SOLVENT RESISTANT D Small (5'x7½") $27.95* D Large (7½'x10') $39.95 * D Bright Safety Orange or D Grundgy Grey Send to: M.E.G.S. -439 N. Azusa Ave .. Suite 123, W. Covina, CA 91790 NAME ----~-----------------ADDRESS CITY: -----~------ST: _ _ ZIP: ____ _ • Add S2.00 each for P&H. DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Photos: Tracl<side Photo Enterprises was the tightest design yet. Most of the drivers just said '.'Oh it's tight, but challenging." · There was plenty of passing during the races, so one couldn't complain of it being impossible to pass, but several traffic jams -would attest to its tightness. The main event of the evening was the Grand National Sport trucks. Glenn Harris, in his factory Mazda B2000 led the race from his pole position all the way to the finish. On press day I got a chance to ride with Harris, and believe me these trucks are better than any "E ticket" ride around. The passenger seating accommo-dations on t_be factory Mazda were designed for a right legged amputee, so I had to cross my legs like a pretzel. Once belted in, Harris jammed the Mazda in second and off we went. On the first jump I noticed a few clouds hanging over the Rose Bowl, then a bunch,of seats, then the hydro barriers lining the course just before Harris threw it into the first switchback. Just like any thrill seeking ride, my four laps were over leaving me wanting more. The crew came and pried my hands and legs from the Mazda, but the grin stayed on my face for days. Glenn Harris took over the Mazda factory ride a couple of years ago, and this was his first Grand National main event victory. After hfs win Harris was asked which of the stadium tracks he preferred, and his reply was "The Rose Bowl, of course!" Harris had to fight Steve Millen for the lead on several occasions during the race. One reporter asked Glenn if he used the tight course to his advantage, and Harris replied, "Let's say I used all of the track available to keep my lead." Glenn was referring to the time when Mill en nosed his Toyota alongside the Mazda in an attempt to squeeze Harris out in the next corner. Harris quickly shut the door on CA. residents add 6% sales tax. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. It came up roses at the Rose Bowl for Glenn Harris and the Mazda team. Harris led the Grand National truck main event from flag to flag, holdinfJ off the top stars in the sport for his first stadium truck triumph. Page 32 I • I I June 1986 DustyTimcs

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the beneficiary of this prized facility is you-the ultimate judge of just how far BFGoodrich technology has taken the modern tire. •1TTAKESA QUIET ROOM TOMAKEAOUIETTIRE." Take a year and more than a million dollars. Add lifetimes of tire testing experience. Find builders who take as much pride in perfection as you do. Teach them how to use the best sound-p~oofing materials in the world. What you end up with is the envy of the tire industry-the anechoic chamber, a key part of the noise and vibration lab at Brecksville. This "silent" room allows BFGoodrich to test your tires against a roadwheel at speeds up to 160 miles per hour. In -the next room a computer controls test instruments that can measure the slightest sound or vibration. This testing of noise and vibration means less of both for you on the road or track. ·Now WE CAN BE SURE WHAT'S GOING ON INSIDE OUR TIRES." Heat buildup is one of the -primary causes of tire failures. Through design this buildup can be reduced. But how do you get inside a tire to get a true picture of the heat buildup within? At a race track you can use a pyrometer to take a tire's temperature. But that's like a snapshot. What you want is a moving picture. That's where BFGoodrich 's one-of-a-kind thermography lab comes in. Using infrared and computer technology, engineers can scan a tire as it moves on a drum at high speed. The - results are projected on a color monitor, with each color representing a temperature range. The result? Avivid and candid look at heat at work on a tire in motion. The benefit to you? One of the things the thermography lab does is help BFGoodrich develop speed rated tires. And our speed ratings are an indicator of the. kind of performance you can expect on the road. Because we look inside a tire' to see how it will perform, all you· have to do is look at the outside and read the speed rating. ·we GO TO INCREDIBLE LENGTHS TO MAKE TIRES FAIL~SO YOURS WONT" Ther_e is a place where every tire fails. It's the endurance lab, a BFGoodrich 's special tires for hypersonic aircraft. It is here that I theory often collides with reality. Tires can be run around the clock at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Our endurance testing allows us to predict the performance of · BFGoodrich radials under widely varying speeds and load conditions. Which helps us make safer, more predictable tires. You could put it another way. Failures here lead to successes on the road. hangar-sized room at Brecksville. •TECHNOLOGY NEVER Here tires are abused beyond the STOPS, SO WE CANT." limits of their endurance. This room t---------------~ has 69 wheel positions, where you can test everything from the competition's auto tires to · The Brecksville Labs are an impressive place staffed with dedicated professionals using the latest in high technology to test tires. The entire facility is a tangible expression of BFGoodrich's commitment to development of ever better tires for your car. But even the best lab in the industry . can't provide all the information you need. for that, you've got to go out and drive on real roads~ In our next update we'll take you jnto the world of field testing-the ultimate testing ground for all BFGoodrich TIA® Radials-. W<;>rk at the Brec~svil~e, Ohio labs has helped BFGoodrich develop the Comp TIA w,th: A) Lower v,bratwn tread patterns. B) New tread compounds to better handle heat. CJ Advanced belt designs. D) Endurance-tested construction.

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BFGOODRICH UPDATE#Z6: How WE TEST OUR TIRE-S. PART ONE. THE LABORATORIES. A tire is tested in the "silent" room at the BFGoodrich Research and Development Center at Brecksville, Ohio. A room so quiet that you can hear your heartbeat, Another room where a group of highly trained engineers sit in front of a pair of huge Bose speakers and listen to what sounds like a loud hum. Bright splashes of color on a television monitor, forming a seemingly free-form patt2rn. Yet another vast room in which a huge drum spins against a tire until it finally Jails'. Welcome to one of the most advanced tire testing facilities in the world-the BFGoodrich research and development labs in Brecksville, Ohio. answer the above question. BFGoodrich planners and engineers want to know if their latest design~ and compounds really improve the performance your tires. Two kinds of testing d that. Field testirig-which can .,_ _____________ include test tracks, race tracks, c 11HOW CAN WE MAKE A BETTER TIRE?" streets and roads of America, an carefully controlled laboratory t--------------------1 testing. Every bit of this testing is The labs at Brecksville exist to directed at practical benefits ano