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1986 Volume 3 Number 8 Dusty Times Magazine

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Covering the world of com etition in the did_...

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-~ IAZDAWINS OFF-ROAD CHAIPIONSHIP GRAN PIii AT ROSE BOWL .. ,,,,, .-.;..d• --~-,rt:·•rl,,~!:~~:;:!-On May 3 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, a very special Mazda B2000 faced off against some of the world's fastest and most exotic race trucks for round five of Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. And as a crowd of 40,000watched, driver Glenn Harris guided his 270 horsepower,13B rotary-powered B2000 to victory in the 10-lap main event. Mazda ahd Harris are currently in second place in 1.1 ---z~ the Manufacturers' and Drivers' point standings. lliil...... ~ C •

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Volume 3 Number 8 August 1986 In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page HDRA Fireworks 250 .............................. 18 Outlaws at El Cajon Speedway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 _ . . ra SNORE Twilight Race .............................. 32 VORRA Virginia City 200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Spring Run 101 in Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Pro CanAm Horn Rapids Sagebrush Shootout ......... 42 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow ................... _ Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally ...................... 46 ADRA High Country 150 ................ .......... 48 Prime Challenge at Trego ........................... 51 International Rally of New Zealand ................... 52 Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Controller John Calvin Circulation Jerry Lawless Traffic Frank McCombs Contributors Darla Crown Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenberg Homer Eubanks Tom Grimshaw Dennis Henneberg Martin Holmes Danny McKenzie Brenda Parker David Ryskamp Walt Schwalbe Wayne Simmons Judy Smith John Sprovkin Joe Stephan Darlene Thackston 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services THE OFFICIAL VOICE Of SC()RE CANADA AND • -w~¾wt~ =~t=--· -~ ==-Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES combined with OFF ROAD ACTION NEWS, "USPS-305-609" is published monthly by Hill- ' side Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be repro-duced without written permission from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS,Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH ••• Rothmans Jordan Rally ............................ . 53 Interview with Larry Ragland .. .. ................ : . . . 54 1986 Score Show ............................. ..... 55 Hot Action for 100 Miles in Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Mazda RX-7 4 WD Rally Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Road Report on the 4 WD Nissan Stanza .............. 59 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Soap Box by James Sansom ...................... .... 6 Trail Notes . '. ...................................... 6 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 14 Pony Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Losers by Judy Smith ........................... 36 Yokohama 6-50 Club Report ..... ." .................. 57 California Rally Series .............................. 58 Pit Team Register and Reports ... ..................... 60 SCCA Divisional Rally Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 ON THE COVER - Rob MacCachren flew high, wide and handsome over the tough terrain around Barstow, CA, in his Chenowth Magnum built by Butch Dean of Valley Performance in Las Vegas, NV. The young driver from Las Vegas is already a star in off road racing, and his win in Class 1 and overall was so overpowering at the HDRA Fireworks 250 that even a time penalty did not take away his winning margin. Color Photography by Harold Crawford of T rackside Photo Enterprises. f\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$12.00 □ 2 years -$20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage ~f your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name-----------------------------The release of the proposed Score/ HDRA rules for 1987, which virtually eliminates the four wheel drive rigs in Classes 3, 4 and 14 from competition, has brought some serious objections from those competitors whose race vehicles will have no class in which to compete. This pair of photos from the tech line at the HDRA Fireworks 250 is an example of the feelings of the troops. Rock Bradford went on to win Class 14 in his Jeep Commando, but we do not know the fate of the unknown Class 3 entry. Photos by Trackside Photo Enterprises. Address -------------------------City State __________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of humorous racing incidents, woes on the course, or a spectacular from short course events on this page each month. Send us your photo of something comic, a mechanical disaster, or anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. 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SoaP-Box ••• By James Sansom Mousetrap Enterprises, Riverside, CA In the ongoing war of words about racing in the desert, may I fire off these few shots. Classes 8, 9 and 10 - Classes would be for motorcycles of 125cc, 250cc and open. There s,eems to be a lot of ideas and opinions about the number of classes in desert racing, and the number of entries in each class. Here then is some more ammo for the war of words. How about the following class set up? ' Class 10 -to merge with Class 1 or Class 2. Class 1 -to remain the same. Class 2 -to remain the same. Class 3, 7 4x4 and 14 to merge into one class. Engine displace-ment not to exceed 283 cubic inches, one carburetor of 650 c.f.m. for V-Ss, two carburetors for 4 and 6 cylinder cars, twin cam engines for 4 cylinder cars only. No turbos allowed. Class 4 -to remain the same. Class 5 -Change to 1600cc engines only, full bodies, fiberglass fenders, hoods, trunks. Stock floor pan and no wings allowed. Class 6 -Mini trucks, 4 and 6 cylinder engines, steel cabs. All other parts may be fiberglass. Must retain stock appearance, suspension unlimited. Engines not to exceed 3 liters, twin cam engines, 4 cylinder only. Two wheel drive only, and no turbos allowed. Class 7 -Two wheel drive standard pickup truck. Engine limited to 360 cubic inches. One carburetor of 750 c.f.m., steel cab, all else can be fiberglass. Other rules same as Class 6 mini trucks. Classes 11 and 12 -Three wheel A TVs under 250cc and open. Classes 13 and 14 -Four wheel ATVs under 250cc and open. All of the above classes to be Pro classes. All drivers must have a medical card and license from Score/HORA to compete in these classes. To be elibigle for a Pro class, the driver or co-driver must have completed eight Score/HORA sanctioned events in the last two years. All other drivers, co-drivers and classes are to be considered Sportsman and race in that category. To move up to Pro classes, one must have finished in the top four of the class in eight Score/HORA sanctioned events in any two consecutive years. Classes starting with number 15 would be Sportsman classes. Class 15-1-2-1600 would remain the same. Class 16 would be the former Class 6 sedans. Class 6 cars would have to run with Class 1 or 2. Class 1 7 would combine Class 9 and Challenge Class cars. Challenge Class rules would be followed, except any stock VW front end could he used. Class 18 would be stock VW sedans, with cur:rent Class 11 rules to apply. Class 19 would be stock mini trucks with two wheel drive. All trucks are to remain stock except for the following changes. Fuel cells mounted in the bed, battery West Coast Distributor fOR HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AV AI LAB LE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 OUR PRICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available McKenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 213/764.;6438 . DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page6 moved to the bed, seats and seat belts may be changed, shocks not to exceed 3 inches over stock. Two shocks per wheel maximum allowed in stock location, some relocation for clearance. Tires not to exceed 10:00 x 15, steel wheels only. Skid plates to protect the engine and transmis-sion allowed. Must use engine and transmission as manufac-tured. Extra cooling allowed. In other words, the truck must remain as close to stock as possible. The stock dash must remain as well as all the interior trim and floor covering. Class 20 -Stock two wheel drive standard pickup truc;ks. The rules to be the same as Class 19 concerning being stock. Class 21 -This would be whatever else needs a class or anything that Score/HORA want it to be. Also, let us get going on having one tech inspection team and one set of officers· on the race course. As for these officers, they should be clearly identified as such by clothes, armbands, whatever it takes. Also, all pit and chase vehicles should be clearly marked with the, race vehicle name . or the pit organization name. Any pit crew vehicle or chase vehicle found in an area that is closed would cause the race vehicle to be disqualified. A written notice of disqualification to be given to the pit or chase crew, and the driver to be notified at the start/finish line A.S.A.P. The next Parker 400 would be a good place to start this action. Closed areas should be labeled as such with orange ribbon and signs. The ribbon should be 3 inches by 50 feet minimum and the signs to be 10 inches by 12 inches minimum. All of this is one man's thoughts about off road racing and the direction it might take in the future. Our sincere thanks to James Sansom for his well researched opinions on what the classes might evolve to in desert racing. Of course, with only the four Score races each year featuring motorcycles and A TVs these days, it might be tough for a competitor in those classes to get the credentials needed to be a Pro racer. Also, we might add that there are rules now in ef{ect concerning the marking of closed areas on the race course. Along with the markings placed in the actual areas on course, we think that detailed maps of the course should be provided for pit crews with the closed areas clearly marked on the map and identified by mile markers, both on the map and on the course. The majority of pit crew members searching for a broken race car have not pre-run the race course. And, we know from personal experience during a rescue effort at the recent Mint 400, you can wander into forbidden land in the desert on an access road, and not even realize you are doing the bad thing. . - Volunteers are i1wiced to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill chis space U'ith their thoughts about U'hat is good and «•hat is not so good about the state of off road racing. We U'ould «'elcome some discussion on the state of the Pro Rally Series as «'ell. Call or«'riteDUSTYTlMES ii•ith your ideas for a Soap Box / column, and get on the schedule. August 1986 Trail Notes ••• ALL CONCERNED RACERS should call or write both Walt Lett and Sal Fish immediately with their opinion of the new rules-proposed for 1987, no matter what your feelings. We understand. the door is still open for a couple of weeks, as of this writing. So if you like them, say so. If you don't like them, say so to these two men now! Don't wait to grouse about the rules after the new rule book comes out. It will be too late. There is a possibility that the drastic rules changes in class structure could be delayed until the 1988 season, if there are enough competitors who feel the notice is too short for the 1987 season. But, if you don't let Walt and Sal know your views, they will assume you like the rules as proposed and proceed accordingly. PIKES PEAK belongs to the Unser clan once again, and old timers on the hill can breathe a sigh ofrelief that the title no longer belongs to a French lady driving a German car. Of course, the weapon Bobby Unser used to take back the absolute record time at Pikes Peak was an Audi Sport Quattro, with increased horsepower and fancier skirts than last year's record holder. Bill Brister, who seems to win every other year, took the open wheel victory in a Wells Coyote powered by Chevy. Local driver Leonard Vasholtz won the stock car class in a Ford Thunderbird, besting Roger Mears, in a Camaro, by just split seconds. John Crawford won his fifth Production Rally title in a Dodge Shelby Turbo Charger, and Crawford has won this class every year since its inception. Watch for the full report on the Climb to the Clouds in the September issue. TOYOTA AND TRD have joined in establishing annual "T oyota/TRD Cup" championship awards. There are two categories for the Cup, pavement racing and off road/rally competition. Only independent competitors are eligible to enter, and Toyota factory backed drivers and teams are excluded. The·off road and rally category covers the Mickey Thompson stadium series, the Score/HORA series, and the major SCCA rally series. Each winner will receive a personalized TRD Championship jacket, an award certificate and a Simpson racing helmet along with an engraved silver cup. The deadline for entry is December 3 I, 1986, with the winners being announced in January 1987. The winners will be those judged as having ·contributed the most to Toyota's performance image during 1986. Get the full details and entry forms from Gary Reed, Toyota Motorsports Dept., 19001 So. Western Ave., Torrance, CA 90509. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE B.L.M. 1986 marks the 40th Anniversary of the creation of the Bureau of Land Management, out of the Department of the Interior. Federal land management started much earlier, back in 1812, to provide some order for the pioneers moving west and onto land they could homestead. Congress created the General Land Office to act as the government's real estate agent in 1812, and at that time; it was the national policy to sell these western lands. Now you know where the expression "land office business" comes from. · · It was over 100 years until the next step, 1939 to be exact, when Congress created the U.S. Grazing Service to administer grazing districts and manage the land. But, it wasn't until 1946 that the General Land Office and the U.S. Grazing Service were combined into the single agency called the Bureau of Land Management. Then there were only seven offices in the whole country. In 1954 the concept of individual state offices began, and in 1961 the current organization headed by individual state directors came into being. A few statistics in the press release are staggering. The United States contains slightly more than 2.3 billion acres of land, and about 32 percent, 730 million acres, are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. Of that approximately 340 million acres remain under B.L.M. management, most of it in the western states. That is more land than is held by all other Federal agencies combined. In California alone the B.L.M. manages 17. I million acres of land. Of note is that 1986 also marks the tenth anniversary of one of the most significant and all encompassing pieces oflegislation affecting federal land use ever enacted, the Federal L1nd Policy and Management Act. Now you know why off road racers in the early 1970s did not have the permit hassles and land use costs that desert events do today. But, the Act did eliminate a lot of overlapping land use laws and mandates. At any rate, Happy Birthday to the B.L.M., and especially to its officers who work so closely with off roaders of all types to keep the lands open to vehicles. THE FRONTIER 500 is the next big desert race in the combined Score/HORA series, and the first of a pair of back to back double points races. The entry forms are in the mail now for the September 5-7 desert dash, and a good deal of the course will be fresh stuff on the west side of 1-15. Included in the course is a short trip into the California desert near Stateline. Because of the mountain trails used on the course, spark arresters will be mandatory on all vehicles. So get yours fitted soon, before you get to Las Vegas and the tech inspection line. FLORIDA OFF ROAD RACING ENTERPRISES have moved to a new race track for the rest of the 1986 season. Their June 30 race at the Florida State Fairgrounds Speedway, in Tampa, was canceled because of the insurance problem, meaning the Speedway lost its coverage. Both F.O.R.E. and F.O.R.D.A. worked together and searched hard to find a new race site, and they have, at East Bay Raceway south of Tampa on U.S. 41. The schedule of classes will be somewhat curtailed, as the off road cars will share one Saturday evening a month with the stock cars. The off road races are planned for the third Saturday night of each month. Get all the information by calling · either Carl Johnson, (8 I 3) 933-794 7 /996-6826 or Chuck Gurr, (813) 937-8535/920-5102. THE MINT 400 is on for 1987! The Mint Hotel and Casino and the High Desert Racing Association have reached agreement to stage the 20th annual Mint 400 Desert Race in 1987 on May 9. The course will be similar to the dandy used last May, operating out of Sloan. The Mint Hotel General Manager Bill Kiser feels the entry will be much larger next year than in 1986. He stated that the early winter notice of cancellation of the 1986 race, and then the rescheduling of the event well into 1986 hurt the size of the entry, particularly affecting those who come from far away to compete. The 1987 Mint 400 will again be part of the Score/HORA desert series, so save your pennies and be a part of the ·biggest sh,nv on the desert, ; :ilf· 'I ·, {more TRAIL NOTES on page io), Dusty Times

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a Dave Ashley, driving Dick Landfield's rugged Ford Ranger, wins his f"irst truck race ever. You might call Dave Ashley a rookie. After all, this year's Fireworks 250 was only the third truck race he's ever run. But at 25 years of age, Dave is a he 15-year veteran of racing. He started racing motorcycles at age ten. And went on to race buggies. And on the 4th of July weekend, · Dave won his first truck race ever ih the highly-competitive Class 7-4x4. The tires that took Dave to victory: Goodyear Wrangler radials. "We owe a lot to the tires:' said team owner, Dick 1.andfield. "The course was real rough. And the impact from a big rock actually bent two of our alloy wheels. But the tires didn't give out. If they did, we wouldn't have won'.' Landfield, who owns two Ford dealerships in Southern California, is no rookie to off-road racing. He's -250 been racing Goodyear Wrangler radials for over ten years. "We believe in Goodyear Wranglers. We race them. And we sell what we race;' he said. At Goodyear, we share that same philosophy. We race the tires you buy. And there is no better place to prove the superiority of Goodyear Wrangler radials than on the rugged courses of off-road racing. So no matter what kind of truck you own, get a set of Goodyear Wrangler radials. The same tires that took Dave Ashley to victory on the 4th of July weekend. They will give you the independence to take your truck just about anywhere you want. You either have Wrangler Radials. Or you need them. GOOD;riEAR

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1986· HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association 1408 East Granada Phoenix, AZ 85006 (602) 252-1900 August 30 Snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake, AZ October 18 Penasco 150 Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico December 6 Sonoira 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 Ill Borrego, CA September 21 Tulare County Fair Tulare, 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 August 29-31 Hawthorne Rally Hawthorne, NV Info: Bruce Arkell · (702) 882-8181 October 5 Cliffs of Gorman V Rally Hungry Valley SVRA, CA Info: Gary English (714) 497-4670 November 1-2 East of Indio V Indio, CA Info: Roger Allison (714) 736-1442 1.'M ON 11-1£ fLDOR rF 1llE LA. COLLSfUf'I\ fOR AN 0N-1HE"-Sfo1 .!Nf~"IE\✓ \✓lfH -m£ .. .,. 0 0000 O O O d" Pages FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 5349 Hansel Ave., C-1 Orlando, Florida 32809 (305) 851-6245 FLORIDA OFF ROAD . RACING ENTERPRISES P.O. Box 40 Inverness, FL 32651 (813) 933-7947 (904) 726-6560 August 16 East Bay Raceway Tampa, FL September 20 East Bay Raceway Tampa, FL October 18 East Bay Raceway Tampa, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 9 Superstition 250 UI Borrego, CA (AMSA Points Race) GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 August 24 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA September 14 100 Miles Montgomery, Alabama September 28 50 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA October 26 100 Miles Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA November 29 250 Miles Location TBA December 6 Annual Banquet Atlanta, GA flRsf 1'RIVER £'/ER 'f O fl.Y 1l4E. EN1lRE.. LEl.\C.1H 6F "rnE' r£'R\SfYLf: JU/<\f .... o O O 0 GREAT WESTERN. POINTS SERIES, INC. 1507 South Lincoln Loveland, CO 80537 CORRA (303) 669-4460 DORRA (303) 429-1949 RMORRA (303) 597-8239 WKR (913) 332-3402 August 2 St. Francis, KS August 24 Denver, CO September 14 Denver, CO HDRA · High Desert Racing Association · 961 West Dale Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361 -5404 September 5-7 Frontier 500 Las Vegas, NV December 5-7 Budweiser 250 Barstow, CA HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION August 17 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD Info: Randy Juhnke (605) 223-2418 September 14 Northland Baja Bismarck, ND Info: Chuck Hale (701) 255-2 789 October 25 Last Chance Baja Wall, SD Info: Jim Kitterman ( 605) 2 79-2550 HODAG50 Information (715) 362-6550 August 2-3 Rhinelander, WI IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 53 Woodlyn Lane Bradbury, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117 September 13 Orange Show Fairgrounds San Bernardino, CA· OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tum water, 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 August 23-24 Twilight 100 (Night Race) Red Sands, 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 August 15-17 Freedom 300 October 1 O; 12 OORRA 150 ORSA Randy Miller 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA August 23-24 October 18-19 November 15-16 POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 ... SO 'fELL US -e'iJ'B, \ S YOUR 'f'rf" CRE \v 6.0NN A HAVE ·n-t 145 H EA-P 1'£ADY -:R)R 1ij(= MAHJ E\JEITT ?? ~ \'----~--?' ,,;-,_~s .. ~-··· s> August 1986 August 23-24 September 27-28 October 11-12 All events in Monroeton, PA at the intersection of Routes 414 & 220. PRO CAN AM SERIES Pro Can Am Racing Inc. P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 (503) 620-0313 August 22-23 Sundown at Horn Rapids Richland, WA September 19-20 Millic·an Valley 400 Bend,Oregon SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America 6750 Emporia St. Englewood, CO 80112 ( 303) 779-6625 September 5-7 Rallye Michigan Battle Creek, MI September 13-14 Sunriser Forest Chillicothe, OH October 4-5 Ojibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN October 25-26 Press On Regardless Houghton, MI November 21-23 Carson City International Carson City, NV SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 August 15-17 Score Off Road World Championship Riverside International Raceway Riverside, CA November 6-9 Baja 1000 Ensenada to La Paz, Mexico SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 September 6-7 Delson Industrial Center Delson, Quebec September 27-28 Middletown, New York SIL VER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-0317 August 9 Nevada 300 Pioche, NV October 25 Silverdust 400 km Henderson, NV Dusty Times

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John Buffum is not one to rest on his laurels. After capturing first place in the Quebec, SCCA Tulip 200 and the Nor'wester Pro Rallies, Buffum and co-driver Tom Grimshaw went on to race their Audi Sport Quattro to yet another victory. This time beating out a field of 91 competitors to take first place in the Susquehannock Trail· Rally. But Buffum wasn't the only one maneuvering through the torturous and muddied forest roads of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Driving Audi 4000CS Quattros, Paul Choiniere and Scott Weinheimer capped fourth place in the Production Class while Bruoo .Kreibich and . Clark Bond finished si"xth -ovetall. ©1986 Audi.· Although we 're proud of these achievements, we 're never satisfied. Because at Audi, we don't just race to win. We race to test the limits of our engineer-ing. And apply what we learn. : . That's why every Audi 4000CS Quattro and 5000CS Turbo Quattro utilizes the very same, basic permanent all-wheel drive technology which helps power John Buffum and Tom Grimshaw to victory. So, if you 're looking for a car that can give you enhanced traction and driver control, take a look at our all-wheel drive Audis. After all, if there's one environment more chal-lenging than the harsh world of rallying, it's the real world of everyday driving. The arto· engineering_.

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Additional HAPPENINGS SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas; NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 September 26-28 SNORE 250 November 16 Black Jack 100 S.O.R.R.P. Speedway Off Road Racing Productions Bernie Weber P.O. Box 402 Temple, Texas 76503 (817) 773-3548 August 16 Waco Short Course .. September 20 Waco Short Course• STADIUM RACING, U.S.A Marty Tripes 228 Faxon Drive SpringValley, CA 92077 (619) 463-0654 September 13 Imperial Fairgrounds El Centro, CA October 11 El Cajon Speedway . El Cajon, CA SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES FORMULA DESERT DOG SERIES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Gil Parker 7406 So. 12th St. Kalamazoo, Ml 49009 (616) 375-1233 August 3 Indiana Off Road Challenge Parragon, IN Gary Hardin: (812) 988-4783 August 30-31 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Dennis Rosa: (715) 478-2924 September 20 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 August 2-3 Hodag 50 Rhinelander, WI Info: Bernie Eckert (715) 362-6550 August 16-17 Off Road Week end· Fountain City, WI Info: Bill Schirm (608) 783-1187 August 30-31 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI Info: Dennis Rosa {715) 478-2924 September 13-14 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI Info: Scott Schwalbe (414) 786-8766 VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association "1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 August 30-31-. September 1 VORRA/Dayton 300 Desert Race Dayton, NV September 20-21 Millican Valley 400 Bend, OR October 12 . Prairie City OHV Park _ Sacramento, CA The Blue Line is here. \LLE PRODUCTS, INC Filler Safety Is now offering all seat belts. an_d harnesses In BLUE at an addllional 10% over existing prices. We are also stocking harness pads, horse collars, arm restraints and tie downs in blue at no Increase In cost. To order use existing numbers and specify blue: No. 62625-3 ............... $127.85 ;• (Also available In standard I. black) .................... $116.25 SIMPLE TO ORDER . Phone or mail order using Visa. Mastercharge or we do ship C.0.0. No personal checks please. Order now and receive the new. 20 page 1985 c,alalog and price · list free. · FILLER PRODUCTS, INC. 9017 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA 91352 (818) 768-7770 Page 10 November 1-2 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WHEEL TO WHEEL, INC. P.O. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL IC0 (61,3) 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 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 ATTENTION RACE ORGANIZERS Lisf your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free! Send your , 986 schedule as soon as possible for 1isting in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to:. DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry f,.ve., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. Don't miss the last big off road race at Riverside ... -where major short course • racing began. BE THERE August.15th thru August 17th For more information and tickets call SCORE .INTERNATIONAL (818) 889-9216 August 1986 more ••• TRAIL NOTES TOYOTA TRUE GRIT AW ARD. While it seems inevitable that the overall points leader in the Score/HORA desert series should also be the leader in the Toyota True Grit Award standings, it does not necessarily follow. The True Grit leader may not even be the points leader in a class. But, after five of the eight races in dte 1986 series have been completed, Steve Tetrick has the True Grit.lead along with the lead in Class JO and overall points. True Grit standings are based on an overall average speed, and Tetrick's is a swift 49 .05 mph, the results of four class wins and one second place, with Fred Ronn co-driving the O.R.E. Second in True Grit standings is Class 2 driver Jerry Penhall, w'ith a 45.54 mph average in the first five events. Third behind Penhall ·is another Class 2 driver, Bob Richey, at 44 .86 mph. As usual in these awards, there are sub categories for trucks. Manny Esquerra is leading the mini metal class in his Ford and Dave Shoppe is leading the heavy metal in his Class8 Ford. To be eligible for the True Grit awards, $10,000 is split three ways for the three categories,.a driver must have completed six of the eight desert series races with the fastest average speed in his category. . I . ~ WESTERNOFFROADRACINGASSOCIATION, outofVancouver, British C~ilumbia, has a new race site at Mission, with the first race happening late in July. WORRA lost their base for short course racing this year due to the usual hassles with insurance problems, like everyone else. To check out the rest of the 1986 schedule from WORRA, contact them at 19125-87 A Ave., Surrey, B.C., C'lnada, V3S 5X7, or call (604) 576-6256. SEVEN MILLION FANS attended 207 racing events in 1985, an increase of more than half a million over 1984, according to the numbers released by Goodyear, who keep track of this sort of thing. Attendance increased in eleven of 13 selected North American auto racing series monitored by Goodyear, and decreased in two series than ran fewer events in 1985. Needless to say, with no gate to count, desert off road racing is not included in the statistics. The records concern Pro stock cars, drag racing, CART and sports car series, and do not include thousands of regional and local races held each year. Sourc,es estimate the total annual North American motor sports attendance at up to 60 million, and worldwide attendance at more than twice that. Makes you wonder why the biggest events, like NASCAR, CART and Formula 1, only rate a couple of inches of copy in the major Los Angeles newspaper on Monday morning, unless, of course, somebody crashes badly. That is always good for a few more inches of type. . . FISA'S EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE confirmed last June that rhe World Rally Championship will be held exclusively for cars in Group A and Nin 1987. Gn,iup B cars can still run, but without scoring points and only if driven by non-graded drivers and in the under 1600cc class. No cars homologated into Group A under the limited edition evolution rules • will be allowed to compete. FISA reserves the right, relevant mostly to the turbocharged cars, to take such measures needed to keep power output under 300 bhp. Cars in Group A and N have to be built in a minimum production run of 5000, compared .with 200 for Group B, and they must be designed as four seaters. Additional rules prevent the use of thin materials for bodywork and enforce stricter fire extinguishing equipment rules. Banished from international rallying totally in 1987 will bc cars sti'ch as the Ford RS 200, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16, the Austin Metro_6R4. the Lancia Delta S4, the Citroen BX4TC and the Audi Sport Quattro. For non championship international events, most other existing Group B cars will be eligible to compete, and this group includes the Lancia Rally, Porsche 911SC, Nissan 240 RS, Opel Manta 400, and the two valve, long chassis Audi Quattro. At this time no rally Group A car achieves power outputs of 300 bhp in non-evolution form, though several come close. The recently announced "new generation" Group A projects, like the'Lancia Delta HF 4 WD_and the Audi 200 Quattro, are-expected to surpass this level. AMSA started their sho~t course season at Santa Maria late in July at the Santa Barbara County Fair. It was a Class 1 event, limited to 20 entries, and eight starters in the main event. Ncxt on the AMSA circuit is a race at the Tulare County Fair on Sl.'ptember 21. This series closes with the biggie on the long track at the Fresno Fairgrounds, but it is not during the fair. This race will be open to all of the regular•AMSA classes. TRICK RACING GAS has posted $4200 in contingency prizes for the Score Riverside Off Road World Championship races. Kevin Reno, Vice President of the racing gasoline firm announced that each class winner will cam $100 in Trick products, and $50 worth of product will go to second place ~n each class. The firm's new Rad Red 118 octane gas or 112 octane racing gas will be available at Riverside for participants. But, order in advance to be sur_e of getting exactly what suits your engine. STEVE MILLEN had a tough month in July. First, his TrueSports Racing ARS program was discontinued, even though hc is leading the points series. "The ARS car was bought for my father to run," said Michelle Trueman. "He was unable to drive because of his illness, and we ran it on an interim basis with Steve Millen, on the assumption my father would drive when he was able." (Jim Trueman dicd shortly after the Indy 500 -cd.) Next,assumingthat he would miss the Toronto ARS round,, Millen'agreed to attend a pre-race· function for the MTEG Coliseum race in Los Angeles. Then he was offered one of the "House" Wildcat-Buicks to drive at Toronto, but Stew elected to stand by his word to Mickcy Thompson. Finally, Millen finished second in the wreck strewn Class 7 event at the Los Angeles Coliseum, but he did score valuable points for himself and Toyota. THE MICKEY THOMPSON STADIUM RACE at the Los Angeles Coliseum in mid-July was a-real slam banger. The rugged driving tactics and the damage progressed as thc evening got latn, with the final event over just before midnight. Traffic jams and course blockages were common in most races on the narrow track. The car class winners in the hectic main events were Wes Elrod ir;i 1-1600, Monte Crawford, UltraStock, Tommy Croft, Class 10 with a sick engine in his Chcnowth, and Sherman Balch, Nissan, in Class 7. A full report on this wild and wooly race action will be in the September issue•. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 65) ' . . \ D~styTimes

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I I ,. U16k-Wt IOI August 29, 30 & 31 S20,000 Point Serie■ Purse.Expected to Extend ta -$75,DDD 1 00°10 + Payback CRANDON. WISCON·SIN INFO CALL 715-478-3435 or 3617 WELCOME RACE FANS TO THE GENERAL TIRE 0011'11 fflllllli WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD RACE FRIDAY AUGUST 29th 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Off Road Swap Meet Noon-8:00 p.m. Registration and inspection at track 1 :00-3:00 p.m. Prerun 3:00-5:00 p.m. Fast time laps SATURDAY. AUGUST 30th 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration & Inspection 8:00-8:45 a.m. Prerun 9:00 a.m. Classes 1 M & 2 M 8:00-8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Noon 1:00 pm. 2:00 p.m 3:00 o.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. SUNDA Y AUGUST 31 st 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:30-9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Noon 1 00 p.m. 2:00 p.rn. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30:00 p.m. Prerun Classes ·1 M & 3M Classes 5-1600 & 11 Classes 17 & 18 Class 2-16 Classes 2M & 4M Classes 1 & 5 & 7 Classes 4 & 13 Glasses· 19 & 14 & 15 Class 8 Registration & Inspection Prerun Classes 9 & 1 O Class 14 ' Classes 11600 & 2 Classes 3 & 6 Class WCRE Li mited Ciass WCFE Class WCRE Unlimited Women's Races Good Ole Boys Race ~BUD, LIGHT. .. .... Oneida Wholesale Liquor House, Inc. IIHIN£LANDER. WISCONSIN M50i 1 Mile West of Crandon On U.S. 8. Valvoline Motor Oils -Racing Oils rat/I, ·· ARDWA STORE

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· Chewing their way through 404 ~les of the. most diabolical desert racing known to man and gila monster, General Grabber radials took two big wins in the 19th annual Mint 400. Willie Valdez finished first in Class 7 S alinost an hour ahead of everybody else. AndJerry McDonald Q made it three for three ~~ in the SCORE/HORA 4>0 ~ series this year '1;-, ~ /]ii. with his win <tuG({s>,~~~~, ..__.___ 3o h 4>~ ~~~~ ~ 0s /o ~~~ · '/. '? in Class 7 4x4. Which only goes to show, once again, that winners run on Grabbers. The Grabber AP® for all-around on- and off-road · driving. The Grabber AT® for more aggressive all -terrain use. Or the big-lugged Grabber MT® for people who really like to play in the dirt. . There's a set waiting for you now at your General Motorsports dealer. ns. un~1"' flCiiWS. © 1986,General Tire, a 6acoAP Company

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-rRANSIVIISSION: susPENSION: WHEELS/flRES: 2_s Liter EFI V6 4 ed auto with overdrive. · . V6 (race-modified) 28 uter special torsion bars, punce . I minum wheels 1 s-inch mud terrain radials on au . n windshield pillars, cowl, oouble*'u eons""'"t \ and bO" side panels hood, front fenders, tai ga e

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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith The Green Sticker Saga, continued: We didn't have our own pre-runner anywhere near close enough to take it for a Green Sticker, but since our publisher, Jean Calvin, was going to be otherwise occupied at the time, and had her race car ready to be stickered, w,e volunteered to run it through the DMV /CHP thing at Barstow. We wanted to see how it all worked, after all these wordy columns we've been writing. Jean had collected about three pages of a ledger which itemized expenses incurred when she was building the race car, back in '72. She also had an old check register, showing she'd actually written those checks at the time. But she had no actual receipts, and of all things, couldn't find the receipt for the chassis, the one thing she knew she'd had until recently. Figuring she'd thrown it out in a recent fit of cleaning, before we all knew about the Green Sticker thing, Jean decided that since it represented only a small fraction of the whole cost, they'd probably accept her records without it. As it happened, we came across Gil George of Funco, (from whom she'd bought the chassis way back then) at Barstow, and he graciously hand wrote a new receipt for the correct amount, and including the '72 taxes. With that paperwork, and a $20 bill, we took the car and went in search of the DMV and the CHP. Unfortunately, we went in the wrong direction first, and spent about 20 minutes fruitlessly searching for the DMV folks, who were in the THE most logical of places, inside the big room where the registration for the race was being handled. Having finally found the CHP, and been pointed in the right direction, we got in line behind about five other folks at just .about nine a.m. There wei:e two peopk helping us fill out our forms, and then two to take our money and make some mysteri-ous lists. The forms, which we'd picked up at Lucerne, were already filled out to the best of Jean's ability and had all been signed ( we thought). The DMV gentleman asked a few pertinent questions, such as "What's the value of the car not covered by receipts?", and· "What's the total value of the car?" We ad-libbed, and they noted down our answers. By now we'd been in line 20 minutes. They also asked us to write a ·description of how the car was built, and in a fit of creativity we wrote, "bought chassis, attached component parts". That was just what they wanted, apparently and went on to ask a few more questions. They wanted to know if we had paperwork to match the part of the car covered by receipts, and we showed them what we had. We also explained that the original receipt for the chassis had been lost, but that the seller had written us a new one that morning. They said that was fine. While the two pleasant folks from the DMV did the paperwork, John Krieger, the · Office Manager of the Barstow DMV, hovered in the back-ground, cheerfully answering the hard questions, whether put to him by a racer or a OMV person. WRIGHT PLACEk COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adjustments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 Page 14:i \ (619) 561-4810 One question, not so cheerfully put, was asked by Bob Schindler; who'd been told by one of the OMV folks that his fee would be $30, since he'd been using his vehicle in '86, and he would therefore have to pay for '86, as well as his new '87 /'88 sticker. Bob had a hard time with that one, because Green Stickers hadn't been required for our vehicles before this, and in fact, weren't actually required yet. He asked Mr. Krieger about it, and Krieger was quick to set the OMV person straight, and to assure Schindler, and the rest of us, that only the $20 fee for the upcoming years would be necessary. Keep that in mind, folks, in case you, too, get a OMV person who doesn't fully understand the situation. One fine point to remember also, is that the OMV folks will want to keep your paperwork. It seems they send it all to Sacramento, and there it's microfilmed, and the old receipts and things are stored there somewhere, or maybe destroyed, they weren't sure. So if you forsee some future need ( as an IRS audit) for those papers, be sure to bring copies. The OMV doesn't need, or want, your originals. By 9:32 a.m. we were through with the OMV for the time being, had paid our $20, and had our signed form to take to the CHP. As we waited our turn to have the Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.) assigned, we .chatted with some of the other folks in line, and found that those who had purchased their cars within the last year or so, and hadn't paid the sales tax, were definitely being assessed the taxes now. So bring along some extra .cash, or the checkbook, just in case. There were two CHP officers working at Barstow (no others were available, due to a rock concert in Adelanto), and they . were being kept mighty busy. Officers Paul Crescenti, and Steve Hobart were handling the paperwork, scraping off paint, drilling holes and attaching the V .I.N. tags without much chance for a break. Their battery operated hand drill was a bit slow · when it came to drilling holes in chrome moly, but worked like a champ on mild steel. When we first got out to the CHP station there were three or four cars in front of us. We were all through, with a shiny new V .I.N. number on the horizontal bar at the front of the driver's compartment, by 10 o'clock. We then took a short detour of about 10 minutes, to borrow a copier and someone who knew how to work it, to copy Jean's records so she could keep her originals for her files. Then, back at the OMV desk, at 10:10, we had another short wait while they matched numbers and assigned the actual Green Stickers. The paperwork is tedious, and the OMV folks must carefully match each application with the correct V.I.N., and then assign the correct Green Sticker number. It takes a while, but they're doing · all the work, and you can chat with your buddies while you wait. One final form is filled out, and they check for signatures, and woe!, we had one signature missing, and had to leave AUgust 1986 everything on the tab!~ and hustle back to the contingency line to get Jean's signature. That accomplished, it was just a few seconds more and we had it all done, and that Green Sticker in our hands. By 10:32 a.m. we were completely finished. A few things we'd been told by the OMV and CHP need to be passed on. First, the OMV told us that the Stickers will be required for all California race cars at the next HORA race in Barstow in December. This is so that all of us will be properly stickered when it comes to February, and Parker. Neither SCORE, nor HORA, nor the CHP want to have to deal with the thing at Parker. They want it to be an accomplished fact. · So get to work folks, and get those papers together. Barstow will be the final chance to do it easily -and believe us, it is easy. When the CHP gentlemen attached the V.l.N. sticker they told us that ·we are never to remove it, deface it, or paint over it. And, if something should damage the bar to which it's attached, we should cut out the piece with the tag, and take it to the nearest CHP office and make an appointment to have a new one assigned. Your Green Sticker should be attached to some part of the frame that won't take too much abuse. It needs to be visible to the CHP, but shouldn't be on some part of the car that's likely to be changed (like a fender, or engine sheet metal). ft was something of a chore, but nothing like the chore it would have been had we been forced to go to the separate offices, back and forth, to accomplish the same thing: Once again, we say, "Thanks!", to the folks who made it happen, and the few hard working souls who came out to the college to work on Saturday, on a holiday weekend, to help us get the chore done. Nice folks. · We heard about something nice being done by some other folks, while we were sitting in the contingency line recuperating from all the DMVing and CHPing. Next to us was a beautiful little 1915 Chevrolet, which is being raffled off by the Muscular Dystrophy Associa-tion of Las Vegas. Ron Stephenson, one of the many Las Vegas off road racers, spent the day sitting with the car and selling raffle tickets. He had it at the Mint also, and many of you may have seen it in the contingency hne there. Ron tells us that the car, which is in very nice shape, was donated by one of off -road's nice guys, Danny Letner. Danny wanted to do something to help the Muscular Dystrophy Assocfa-tion, of which Ron is the Las Vegas President, and thought maybe the old car would help. Stephenson accepted it, finished up the wheels, put tires on it, did the upholstery, and began taking it here and there to sell raffle tickets at $1 each. The car, which Stephenson tells us is valued between $13,000 and $15,000, will finally be awarded to its lucky winner in November. So if you'd like to help a couple of off roaders help the MDA, track down Ron at Tire Town in Las Vegas, and buy a bunch of raffle tickets. Maybe SCORE and HORA will come up with a Class A - for Antique Racer. Subscribers ... 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 Times. If you , don't really need two copies each month, drop u"s a note and assign your duplicate subscription to a friend, pit crew worker, anyone you choose. Send us the full name and address with zip code, of your friend, and the mailing label from the subscription you wish to assign to them. We will take care of the paper work. Dusty Times

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Conner and Fram/Autolite Destroy BAJA 500 Class 7-4 WD ••. Win by34 Minutes! Autolite spark plugs powered Jim Conner's Nissan 4x4 while Fram filters handled the grueling dust of.the Baja penin-sula as Conner won Class 7-4WD by 34 minutes over his closest competitor. Jim covered the entire 500 miles without a single plug or filter problem. Conner's "right stuff" proved to be a cut above the rest of the competition. And at Fram/Autolite we know that feeling well. Congratulations, Jim. ' .. ,; ' ... ,., .. , ' ' · Allied Manufactures Fram, · Bendix and Autolite Quality Parts Allied Aftermarkel Olvlsioil 105 Pawtucket Avenue · East Providence, RI 0;1916 ~IED, Automotive

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Pony-Express ••• THE 1987 RULES MESS OR NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OFF ROAD DRIVERS! MAYBE? Mess is the least to say of the proposed Score and HORA rule changes for 1987. One need not go into the ridiculous callmg of Class 10 as Class 6 in 1987, and vice versa, or combining Class 1, 2 and 14 (high entries) and leave Class 7, 7S and Class 7 4x4 (low entries) to understand the utter confusion and chaos these new rules will cause. If you haven't been convinced, then we will call old Class 3 and 4 Class 9 next year. Convinced now, Huh?? Recently in DUSTY TIMES -Jean Calvin went into how off road racers are racing for their own _money, etc., so I just mention that here, and say that as long as this situation exists then it is up to the promoter to offer them the classes they wish, as long as the number of entries· warrants. In a feature situation, · with an umteen dollar purse put up by any manufacturer, then let them select the rules and classes and call them what you will, for now you are paying the drivers. Off road racing, with ·its various names, desert racing and endurance racing, depending on your part of the country, as we know it and love it has been a family sport since its inception many years ago. It has been promoted mostly by non-profit clubs, and a few independent promoters that have been tremendously successful, but they also use volunteer help because of the nature of the enterprise. Volunteers have been available because of the tremendous enthusiasm and love many people have for this sport, whether they be driver or fan. Rule changes have to be made -with this in mind, and nothing should be done to destroy a class if a good number of entries exist. Marketing is a respectable occupation and off road racing is a loved sport, and somewhere the two should meet, but not in the rule making room. If the marketing people ~ant t~ use the sport for their purposes, then let them set up their rules and those of us who wish may join them. There 1s only so much room for those highly sponsored vehicles anyway, and at least this way our sport will not be destroyed. For those of you who don't know me, I've been active in the sport in the Midwest for a few years, and I know that the new rules will not be acceptt;d by the Midwestern racers. What will happen, eventually, will be a Midwest set of rules, and hopefully a Midwest Associa-tion, but as that takes time, Score rules, modified, from 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986 (?) will be accepted as the rules for 1987, using old rule books until something can be done. Notice the word modified in the above paragraph, as that has been in our rules (SODA) for a long time, even though we wished to keep the· rules National, basicaUy, so drivers could move from here to there and expect to race legally. Because of the sometimes quick rule changes in the past, without notification, we have been forced to use modifications of the Score rules. Some of the rule changes have been quick and not easily understood, or so late in the year that we would be unable to accept them. And now, this massive ,change for 1987 is quite obviously unacceptable. Where does this leave us?? As off road ~ace drivers, this situation should tell us we have a need for a rule making body that takes time to change rules, and one that is not influenced by anything except a genuine love for the sport. This body could be of your · own making by the formation of a National or Iriternational organization of off roaders that puts out a set of rules. These rules could only be changed in a way set down by your constitution and by-laws, so that time is necessary for changes and side influences have less effects. AffENTION DESERT R4CERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA desert races. Check it out on contingency row - Two different classes each event. The problem of rules has been a topic for editorials by various people in past years, and maybe this is the year for action. It would take some .work, discussions, local organizations to elect representatives, etc. But, it might be worth it to help our sport grow and to control its direction. If enough of you show interest, a meeting could be set up for discussions on where to go from here. Walt Schwalbe 1736 So. 82nd St. West Allis, WI 53214 For years Walt Schwalbe has been involved in the Superior Off 1 Road RacinR Association, helpinR to form its tules and schedules as a many time President of SODA, and also helpinR to keep their rules in line with those of other midwestern off road racinR voups. He speaks with an authority Rained by many years of experience in volunteer UiOTk for the betterment of off road racinR. This letter is to whoever cares! After being away from all the excitement and disappointments of off road racing for the past 18 months, I could hardly wait to get out to the race last month at Barstow. I wanted to get to the pits and start keeping times, not only for our car, but for other classes as well. A stopwatch, pad, pencil and eraser were not needed! What a disappointment • the Fireworks 250 turned out to be. The "Awards" business was really an eyeopener! lt seems like the integrity of the promoters has really changed, or perhaps it is just the "Rules" that have changed these past months. · These new -rules are great ... especially when a driver has .had "down time." It is really a relief to know that our entry fee hasn't been "lost" and that it is still partially going to the winners! What a joy to know a car with "down time" can still recoup. Now, if you need to make up time, or you don't want to make a pest of yourself getting past all those "slow" cars in front of you, you can just skip a checkpoint. Or, better,yet, you can bypass the checkpoint AND cut the course! And, you can still do good, maybe even fantastic. The next time a car is down for some reason or another, the crew can figure out which checkpoint to miss that will be to the car's advantage, minus the 15 or 20 minute penalty, and still "go for it." If a car is really behind, the driver can cut the course, miss a checkpoint and only be penalized 35 minutes. But he might possibly make up 60 minutes on the next guy. Let's get back to the "old fashioned world'..' of off road racing where the honest racer gets a chance at the gold ring too, and the cheaters get disqualified! Thanks for listening to an old Class 9 diehard and a new Class 2:..1600 crew member. Beverley Watson Barstow, CA Our thanks to Bev Watson for her insiRht into the way a clever crew can make the current fashion of rules interpretation work to a reai advantaRe. She knows off road racinR well, since she crewed for her husband Larry who raced and won in Class 9 since the class was started, and now her ·sons are both racinR i/1 restricted bul{Ky classes. In the olden days of stubs in a can at checkpoints, if one missed a check the lap was lost. Time penalties came. into fashion for missinR a check at the r985 Baja rooo. . However, a set amount of time does not penalize equally. At the recent Fireworks 250, three class winners were given time penalties for both missinR a check and cuttinR the course, and retained the class championship. However three other class winners lost their title with time penalties, as they were runninR in classes where the competition u,as much tiRhter. I would like to publicly thank Steve Kassanyi and the entire Score organization for their willingness to listen to a problem, and for the extra effort to solve said problem. Last May, after returning from a great pre-run of the Baja course, I called Steve Kassanyi to compliment him on the course layout, and to explain that even though the course was well marked, I had a problem seeing . the day glow orange markings due to my being color blind. After explaining the situation to Steve, he immedi-ately and without· reservations assured me that he and Sal would put their heads together and come up with a solution to the problem. They did solve it, by re-marking the course using a very distinguishing silver border on the markers, which made them easy to see. Even though we broke out of Mike's Sky Ranch, THE GREAT CANDY CANE ~ it was a fantastic race. Thanks ~ - again Score, for listening, and ' _ most of all for acting. RETURNS AGAIN SEE IT· AT THE FRONTIER 500 ·Page 16 August 1986 \ , Bob Utgard ~, Dewi-Bug Off Road \ Lancaster, Ca 1 l ~ -~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ l ~ ' ~~ ' ~ ~ ~ ~ \ ~' ' . ~ ' You a~e not alone in beinR color blind, &b, We know several other reRular racers who have a tough time, particularly at Parker, since they cannot tell the difference in the various colors of ribbons. We have remarked on this problem editorially in the past, and we are glad to knou• that Score has done somethinR about it. It's great to see everyone at your publication give the fastest growing Score/HORA class the recognition I feel it deserves. The Challenge Class !:,rings a, !gt, 9_f drivers and cars into _ great competition behind the wheel and not the pocket book. The current rules keep it that way. That is the way I like it. This class is very competitive; I've co-driven in other classes, / and have yet to find competition like this. This class has made it possible for. me to own !JlY own race car and drive solo in all events. I have beep. able to open a lot of doors leading to new sponsors and contingency donors, along with co-driv.ers. It is this kind of group effort and support that is allowing me to set my sights on Rookie of the Year honors and a Score/HORA points championship. Many thanks for the support. Rich Minga Baja Concepts Lemon Grove, CA The Challei1Re Class certainly deserves plenty of space ih any full coveraRe of the desert series. With 4 r starters at _Barstow it was the second larRest class. Sometimes all the factory support and name brand drivers cannot provide the kind of close competition found in a class limited in power and chassis by the rules. · We are writing to thank you for your ongoing coverage of our accomplishments in off road racing: We are doing our best to achieve success, and recognition is seldom found in the magazines. It ._ is a· real feeling of accomplishment to see our picture and read our_ names in your articles in DUSTY TIMES Magazine. We look forward to seeing you at the remainder of the races in the 1986 season and reading the articles each month. Once again, thank you very much. Your friends in racing. Curt, Jeff and Wes Elrod San Jose, CA You're welcome folks, and we · enjoy coverinR all classes at any race. ConRratulations on winninR Class r-r6oo and scorinR points in the Ultrastock class at the Los AnReles Coliseum. I want to thank you for this subscription to DUSTY TIMES and for your generosity toward the National Jeep Search and Rescue -teams in the good old USA. I know I will like this. magazine, for I drive a Jeep in my search and rescue work. Maybe I can pick up some pointers from each issue. Thank you very much. LR. Short Milford, Utah We hope you enjoy DUSTY TIMES too. Mr. Short was one of a dozen people atteiulinR the National Search and Rescue Convention in Las VeRas,Nevada, lastspringwho won a subscription as a door prize. DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters from all comers of off road activity. The Pony Express column will 'feature all the mail we can {it 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, L5,th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. . Dusty Times

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es over over -Rob McCachren and his Yokohama shod, single-seat Chenowth singlehandedly took the top spot at the Fireworks 250 over · the Independence Day Weekend. But Rob wasn't the only Yokohama driver to dominate the holiday at HDRA's second event of the year. In fact, Yokohama tired out the drivers in seven other classes to take first in Class 2 (Cam Theriot and Greg Lewin), Class 1/2-1600 (Larry Job andJack Johnson), Class 5 Unlimited Baja , ·/ :Bug (S~an ,Par8:~ll andJeffBolha), ,, Class 5-1600 Baja Bug (Darryl ·and ' Wayne Cook), Class 9 (Dave and Bryant Wood), Challenger Class (Mike Burns and Carrol Ditson) and Class 10 where Steve Tetrick -and Fred Ronn got their fourth win of the year to lead overall in points. So as the fireworks went off on the Fourth, the real show·was in the dirt. Because that's where Yokohama always shines. Call Toll-Free l-800-423-4544 From Califi>rnia 1-800-221-8744 From Eastern Canada 1-800-387-4924 From Western Canada 1-800-663-8464 >YYOKOHAMA © 1986 Yokohama Tire Corporation •

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.BIG BLOWOUT AT BARSTOW Rob MacCachren Sizzles to ·Victory at Fireworks 150 By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Rob MacCachren had a nearly trouble free tough traffic filled run in the Chenowth, and he not only won handily in Class 1, he also won the huge entry race overall. The well-liked July 4th astopsignonalongpoleinfront weekend Fireworks 250 pulled a of the vehicle. There were two record breaking entry for its 15th scoring teams, one on either side annual running at Barstow. The of the track, who wrote down the HORA event, fifth in the numbers of each car that came SCORE/HORA joint series, through. When they signaled, drew 293 starters, its biggest field the man with the pole let the car ever. The course was lengthened in anticipation of the big entry, because it was feared that the old shorter route would let the early starters finish their lap before the last of the slower classes moved out. At one car every 15 seconds, it still took an hour and fifteen minutes· to get them all going. Then there was a breather of about 22 minutes until the first car came charging through. The course was· about 77 miles long and was laid out in serpentine fashion using many miles of old familiar trails and some stuff from the Lucerne race. The start/ finish was at the Barstow Community College again, with pits stretching along the 'Course on either side. move on. With this system there is some additional time needed to get checkpoint reports on all finishers, but it's considered worth the extra time to lessen the chance of injury to checkpoint personnel. As it turned out, the system was given the most strenuous possible test, with the huge entry and a· nighttime problem with a course marker. There was a portion of the course that used a pole line road, then dropped off to the right, made a little jog, and came to Check 6. Then it turned left and traveled back across the same pole line road and beyond. At some time during the day someone ran over the markings which indicated the turn-off from the pole line road. At night many cars missed the turn completely, and just kept going down the pole line road. They'd pick up the course where it crossed and go on, none the wiser. Some realized something was wrong early and turned around while still on the wrong A new procedure was tried at the.checkpoints this time which used no beer cans or ticket stubs. Most of the checks were approached by means of a chicane or tum which slowed the approaching' race cars. Then they stopped at a point indicated by the checkpoint official, who held Bob Renz and Dick Clark charged through the hills and valleys to place a strong th ird in Class 1. fifth o verall. in their quick Raceco. Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn are really on a roll in the ORE. They won Class 10 again at the Fireworks, and Tetrick is also leading the 1986 points chase overall. part of the pole line road, to get back to the tum. dthers didn't realize it until they were so far along that they'd have to go backward_s many miles to find Check 6. Some, especially second drivers, never knew the difference. One of the early finishers who'd found himself past the turn, had reported the problem to the officials, and they'd gone out to affirm that the markers were really down. But by then dozens of drivers had made the error.. HDRA's officials didn't have to open beer cans and count the ticket stubs this time, but were able to use the written records from the checkpoint to determine who'd erred. Of the finishers, some 20 drivers had missed that checkpoint, and some were class winners. Taking the extenuating circumstaces into consideration the committee decided that the drivers would not be disqualified as the rules dictate, but all would be penalized by 20 minutes. Three class winners lost their wins and many lost paying positions. But in some cases it made no difference at all. There were 11 other penalties handed out, generally for short coursing in the area of Check 2, and a couple for charging a checkpoint or passing too close to a check. HORA had borrowed SCORE's "Cheat~r Patrol" for this race, and had also had some of their own folk posted here and there to spot the unwary wanderers. The weather was great this year. It was very warm, but a stiff breeze rrioved the air all day and night, keeping things cooler than could have been expected in Barstow in July. It also helped keep the course clear of hanging dust. The starting order called for the Class 10 cars to go off the line first, and this time there were 45 of them. By the end of the first lap Gary and Dick W eyrich had · their Raceco first on the road, but they were second in elapsed time, just six seconds slower than Jim Stiles, Raceco, running behind them. Brad Person and Tony Kujala were just under two minutes later in their Dirtpalm 1, while Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn, in an ORE were only 43 seconds further back. As the W eyrich car lost a half hour on the second lap, Stiles moved into the front of the pack, and Tetrick, who'd been momentarily stuck when avoiding a car that sudenly lost a wheel in front of him, now moved up into second place. Always in contention. Bob Richey and Tom Baker sailed over the rocks in their Raceo en route to a second in Class 2 .and ninth overall. Driving alone in his spiffy .Raceco. Jim Greem,\;i'lf' held it all toge'lher in a fine c'rive. taking ·second in Class 10 and a neat se'venth overall, Mike McDonnell and Bill Herrick got very close in their Raceco. and were third ,n Class 10. eighth overall. less 'than two minutes behind. Flying fast across the Barstow desert Mark McMillin got a keen second in Class 1 and overall. a mere 53 seconds behind in the tidy Chenowth. Page 18 August 1986 Dusty Times

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Richey and Baker, with a flat ·on lap two, fell to fourth, and Jim and Mark Temple moved into fifth in their Raceco, as Arciero lost llis power _steering. His pit crew used an hour and a half to get to him, and he lost a lot of positions. In their best season ever. Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin got their second Class 2 victory of the year in a trouble free run in the Funco-ORE. Jim Cocores and Dave Snoddy actually finished first on time in Class 5. but they failed to visit Check 6. and dropped Jo second officially. Lewin continued to run strbngly, and he brought the car back for its second win this year. Kreisler's car needed major welding after the second lap, and he lost about two hours. Richey and Baker, with the fastest third lap for the class, moved back up to second place at the finish, and Collins and Cox, off the pace a bit, finished third. Jerry Penhall and Kent Pfeiffer, who'd run sixth all day, had a quick last lap, picked up two spots and finished fourth, while Steve and Tom Martin came in fifth in their Raceco. MacCachren had a torn c.v. boot, but that was replaced when he stopped to fuel after a lap and a half, and he lost only five minutes. Then his ride was uneventful the rest of the way in. He'd been the first car on the road since the second lap, and came across the finish line first, at dusk in just four hours and 39 minutes, to get both the Class 1 and overall win. McMillin finished second, 15 minutes and . 53 seconds behind him, while Renz and Clark were third. Leighton, reportedly having had six flats during the day, came home fourth and Symonds was After the penalty phase of the race was over. Stan Parnell and Jeff Bo/ha were fifth. the winners in Class 5. driving the Larry Bitcon Baja Bug. MacCachren was assessed a 15 Tetrick stopped to fuel, and put way. He had to have lengthy minute penalty for running a co-driver Ronn into the seat, and repairs and fell out of contention check, but it made no difference at the end of lap two they were for the win. McMillin now took in his finishing position at all. five minutes back. Now the over second place, and Jerry The next group, Class 2, had Raceco of Rick and John Hagle Leighton, in his LRP Raceco, 24 entries, and Brian Collins and moved into third, followed by moved into third as Symonds, Ken Cox took the early lead in Person and Kujala, then Jim his alternator gone, managed to their Chenowth. Bob Richey and Greenway, in a Raceco, who'd flatten two rear tires at once, as Tom Baker had their Raceco been having serious clutch well as doing damage to his front second, a tad over a minute later, trouble. Mike McDonnell and end. He fell to fifth with a long pit followed by Cam Thieriot and Bill Herrick, Raceco, were a stop, but while they fixed his Greg Lewin, in their Funco ORE, minute behind him. front end they also replaced the just another minute back. Frank St i I es seemed to have alternator. Bob Renz and Dick Arciero was fourth in the Toyota everthing going his way, but then Clark moved into fourth in.their truck, followed by David · on lap three, disaster, in the form Raceco. Kreisler in his camouflaged of a broken spring plate, put an -------------------------- -end to his race. Tetrick and Ronn, with no further trouble at all, charged on to the finish line, completing the 231 miles in four hours and 55 minutes, for an average speed of 46.99 miles per hour. Greenway, who soloed this time, finished second, about 16 minutes later, followed by McDonnell and Herrick, only two minutes behind him. The Hagles were fourth and Person and Kujala came home fifth. The Class 1 cars were the second group to start, with 20 entries. Rob MacCachren moved his Chenowth to the front quickly, and at the end of theiirst lap was the second car to come around, meaning he'd gone by the four Class 1 cars and the 34 Class 10 cars that had started in front of him. Two minutes and 1 7 seconds behind him was Tom Koch in his Raceco, followed by Gregg Symonds, in another Raceco, seven minutes later. Mark McMillin ran 30 seconds later in his Porsche Chenowth. MacCachren had no problems except that his pumper motor didn't work, and he got hot inside his helmet. Every time he got clear of the dust he had to lift his visor to let some air in. Koch's car broke a linkpin, and when he got out to fix it he discovered that the trailing arm had broken up inside the beam Another Class 5 team who dropped a position with a penalty were Bob Utgard first, causing the link pin to give and Jeff Hibbard. moving down from second to third on the results. Dusty Times August 1986 Raceco in fifth place. Thieriot and Lewin, running a very smooth race, took over the lead on lap two. Lewin, who drove the second half had a flat front tire, and his pit changed it and a badly bent rear wheel at the same time. Kreisler moved into second place, while Collins and Cox lost about six minutes and that put them back to third. This is the system run by most off road race winners Sixteen big motor Baia Bugs showed up for this race, and Greg Diehl and Mike Longley, in their '56 convertible led for the first lap with a very quick hour and 44 minute lap. They ~ TAl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 19

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The swift t~am from Las Vegas, Larry Job and Jack Johnson. outran 52 others in Class 1-2-1600 to win the class by the incredible margin of 20 minutes' Despite having three flats on the third and final lap. Rob Tolleson brought his Mirage in a convincing second in the giant Class 1-2-1.6?._0. ___ _ were followed by Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, in their J imco convertible, about two minutes later while John Johnson ran third in Max Razo's car. Jeff Bolha was fourth in the Bitcon Bug, and Jim Cocores ran fifth in his ORC convertible. THE PE CT PRE-FILTER FILTER WRAPS • Cleans air before it reaches primary filter. designed to fit over most foam, paper or gauze filters. • No restriction to breathing. • Stops all dirtlsand ... excellent protec-tion against water and mud; breathes even when dirty. • Uses specially oil_ed "sticky". foam fibers· the dirt clings to the fibers; the clean 'air flows easily to your primary filter. • Reusable; withstands hundreds of cleanings. • Can be used oiled or dry; instructions included. UNI FIL TEA has a filter to fit virtually every A TV and motorcycle, as well as most race cars and light trucks. To order direct, contact UNI Fil TEA; newest catalog, $3.00. Filter Wraps priced from $4.95 1o_e_.9_s. _____ ..., ;" J' ;:c; 'NIFILTER UNI FILTER, INC. Dept. DT 13522 Newhope Street Garden Grove, CA 92643 714/530-6101 Page 20 · Diehl and Longley were gone on the second lap, and John Cooley and Mark Fox, who'd won this class at the Mint, took over the lead, by means of the fastest second lap for the class, a zippy hour and 48 minutes. Cocores, with a flat as he pulled in to fuel, was now second, and Christopher Neil was third in his ' homemade '67 Karmann Ghia Bug. Stan Parnell, after putting five gallons of fuel in their 34 gallon fuel cell, and taking over for Bolha, _ was still in fourth place, antl the Klawitters had dropped to fifth after losing five or six minutes. The last lap for this class was in the dark. Cooley and Fox lost about fifteen minutes, while Dave Snoddy, now in Cocores' car, picked up a flat front at Lenwood, about two miles from the end, and still finished first. Bob Utgard, in his Dewi-Bug convertible, after fighting flats on laps one and two, came across the_ finish line second, and Parnell, having run on a rear flat through the "mud hills," came to the finish line third. In fourth it was Neil in the Ghia, and then Cooley and Fox. But this class was hard hit by the penalties for missing Check 6, and the finish order changed radically. Both Cocores' car and Utgard's were bumped, moving Parnell and Bolha into the win. Cocores and Snoddy fell to a disenchanted second place, Utgard to third,~ '86 FIREWORKS 150 CHILI COOK-OFF The day before the Fireworks 250 at Barstow, the second annual Jim McGullick Memorial Chili Cook-Off took place at Soutar Motors under one of the famous Nissan circus tents. A host of entries showed up to compete in three categories. Shown here is some of the activity under the big top during the cooking and tasting segment, and the General Tire team, in the Off Road Racing category, of Madeline Bullman, West Coast Public Relations, and Mike Still, Dealer Training and Motor-sports. Still, a devoted chili chef, cooked up a keen concoction. General Tire wori the Off Road Racing category and placed third overall in the contest. The team donated their winning check to the Barstow Student Foundation. August 1986 Dusty Times

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Steve Wolcott and Mike McCrory had a good run in the 1600 class. and took fourth on time in the Raceco. and moved up to third officially. ~~-and Cooley and Fox now placed fourth. The Klawitters moved up to fifth spot, as Neil, with a penalty also, fell to sixth place. The next class to leave the line was the biggest of all, the l/2-1600s, with 53 starters. They had an incrediblv close race, as usual, and on the first lap there were 21 cars running at the front of the pack within ten minutes of one another. First in line was Larry Job in his Interceptor, followed by Rob Tolleson in his Mirage. Then it was Steve Wolcott and Mike McCrory in a Raceco, and in fourth, Lance and 00 []] lliJ CPD CID 00 Super Lock Outer 7.500 Hole w-C~0 ° Standard Lock Outer 0 0 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 15" 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" ... $74.95 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 3447 West University Fresno, CA 93711 (209) 275-5183 Pagc22 Add $4.00 for Superlock Same Day Service Shipped U. P.S. Calif. Residents Add 6% Sales Tax with Kelley only two and a h-alf minutes back. Shoppe drove , steadily in third place and Frank Vessels, in his Chevy, who'd had ignition problems, power steering problems and a flat on the first lap, now moved into fourth. They charged out into the night with Evans still leading; and Kelley almost did himself in by missing the turnoff to Check 6. But he realized what he'd done ·· and backtracked to find the course again. Ray Croll and Allen Thompson had a good race in the two seat Neth. and with three penalties in front of them. they were fourth in 1-2- 1600. Kelley then ran smoothly to the finish line, where he asked, "Where's Walker?" He hadn't seen him, but passed him somwhere while Evans was changing one of the three flats he had on the last lap. Walker finished about 10 minutes later, to end up second. He was later penalized fifteen minutes for charging a check, but didn't lose his position. Shoppe, third all day, finished third, while the Kishiyamas finished in fourth place. G lenn Tidwell in another Raceco. Willy Higman ran fifth in Bob Neth's old Chenowth, chased by Tom and Bob DeNault in a Raceco, and then Darren Wilson, seventh in a Mirage, and pulling in. to fix his clutch. Things changed on the second lap, but not at the front.Job, who handed his car to Jack Johnson half-way around, still held the lead, followed by T9lleson, now a little over four minutes back. Higman moved to third, and then Brad Inch and Randy Jones were fourth 'in their Bu'nderson. Wolcott and McCrory were now fifth, and Jack Ramsay had moved into sixth in his Bunderson. Dominic Borra and John Basso ran seventh in their ORE. Johnson and Job, who particularly liked this course because there were "lots of places• to pass", had no trouble until a mile from the finish. Then Johnson broke a tie rod end. But he didn't slow down, and came · across the finish line with that left front wheel flopping, to get the win. Tolleson, struggling with three flats on that last lap, came home in second place, followed by Borra and Basso in third. W olcott and McCrory were fourth, H igman fifth, the. DeNaults were sixth and Ray Croll and Allen Thompson, in a Neth, were seventh . . But this class, too, was hard hit by penalties. The two lead cars, · Job/Johnson and Tolleson, hadn't erred, but Borra and Basso were horrified to learn that a 20 minute penalty dropped them to 12th place. Wolcott and McCrory moved into third. Higman and the DeNaults dropped to 17th and 19th with the added 20 minutes. So Croll and Tho~pson moved up to fourth place, while Ramsay got fifth position: And Wilson finished sixth. Class 8 , with 15 trucks starting, was next. Walker Evans took the early lead in his Dodge, but Steve Kelley, Chevy was only a little over two minutes behind him at the end of the first lap. Dave Shoppe, Ford .ran third, followed by Richard and Hal Mann, Chevy, in fourth place. In fifth it was Greg and Ron Kishiyama, in one of the oldest vehicles there, a '72 · Ford. Another interesting team was that of Brian Stewart, Ivan's son, who was driving his first rac~'!n August 1986 Charlotte Corral's venerable Ford, with Charlotte riding shotgun. Stewart was having electrical problems and ran. ninth. Evans and Kelley continued their battle, but Evans still held . the lead at the end of lap two, Class 7 looked big for this Steve Kelley ran a very close second for two laps in Class 8. and he got the lead on the last round and held it to win top truck honors. Walker Evans· Dodge had a trio of flats on the last lap. but was still second in Class 8. despite one of the many time penalties as well. Flying high here. Dave Shoppe had few woes with his Ford. and he drove a fast pace_ al! day to finish a good}~!rd._ anrJ g~t tr~ P?in.(1, ir,_ 9/ass 8 Dus~Timcs

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After a close dice for the lead in Class 7. Manny Esquerra won.the race from the ·last minute crashes and the rule book. earning another title for Ford. Darryl and Wayne Cook were one of the lucky ones in the penalty game. as they held onto their victory in Class 5-1600. despite the extra 20 minutes. race, with eight entries. But it boiled down to a two car race at the front, since virtually every one except Manny Esquerra in his Ranger, and Roger Mears in his Nissan had problems on lap one. Mears had brought his new Hardbody truck to the race, but in Friday testing had run into transmission trouble, and had elected to race the old truck, which had been all fixed up to sell. Mears took the lead with about nine minutes on Esquerra, while Mark Steele, in his S-10, ran third. John Swift and Dave Turner were fourth in their Mazda. Larry Ragland's new Chevy fell out early with transmission troubles. The positions held through the second lap except that Steele, who had shock . troubles, and Swift/Turner, lost three hours each. Steele put his son, Gameron, who'd broken in his Class 5-1600 car, in for the second lap, his first race in the truck. Going into the third lap Mears began to hear ominous noises in the rear end of his truck and decided he needed to cool- it a Running up front for two laps. Mike and Roy Taylor dropped time and to fourth on the last lap. then moved into third after the penalty session. Mike Bum's diiJ ~ solb tour'-fh °Ch~lienge cra'ss 'i~ 7ils' new ORE. and he ran . second at the flag. ahdTuinecJ into the'winner"df'tfre huge. ·41 starter'batlle. • · Dusty Times iittle, in order to make it to the finish. Pretty soon he could see Esquerra in his rear view mirror, and as they neared the end of the last lap, they were "playing bumper tag", to quote Mears, and running just as hard as they could. They made it through the gas line road, and turned left onto the last three-quarters of a mile before the finish. As they passed the transformer they picked up the dust of another car, and running blind, missed the turn and went off the embankment. Both of them. Mears ended up on his lid, and Esquerra bounced once and ended up on his right side. Mears got back on his wheels and enlisted the help of someone with a truck to t0\1/ him for a while, until he got his truck running. Then he drove past the pits, along the pavement, through the chicane, and to the finish line. He had no right front corner, and only two of his lights, one of which pointed skyward, the other, inward. Every corner was crunched, and his truck looked like something an insurance adjuster would total. Forty-six r:ninutes later Esquerra came in, crunched all along the right side, his front spindle and wheel replaced, a knot the size of a golf ball on his chin, and no brakes at all. When all the excitement had died down, and cooler heads prevailed, the win had to go to Esquerra. What Mears had forgotten in his anxiety to get across the finish line, 1s that the rules specifically forbid any outside help to move a race car within the last mile before the finish. His last lap was dro'pped, and he went into the records as a Missing half his body work here. John Swift. with Dave Turner co-driving. got the Mazda around for a long second in Class 7 action. DNF. Esquerra· got the win, Swift and Turner, two hours later, got the second place, and the S'teeles, running the last 50 miles with no rear shocks, were third. Mears dropped to fourth place. In the one car 6S dass; the Larry Minor Oldsmobile driven by Chris ·Robinson, had suspension trouble, and also lost its fan, to be out of the race early on lap one. There were 22 of the 5-1600s, next off the line, but only nine managed to do all three laps. Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez were in front at the end of. the first lap with Roy· and Mike Taylor five minutes behind them. In third it was the Cook brothers, Wayne and Darryl, less than a minute back, and followed bv Andy DeVercelly~ Norm Shaw and Manny Cortez seem destined to be the bridesmaid in Class 5-1600. f,nishing second at the Mint 400 and again at the Fireworks 250. KC HAS SHINED THE WAY TO MORE OFF-ROAD RACING VICTORIES THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS ~ COMBINED! .t.s At KC HiLiTES, we're serious about competition lighting. So why take a chance with anything else? ~--=--KC HiliTES, Inc. • Williams, Arizo~a 86046-• 602/635:2607 •. , • August 1986 Page 13

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• \ Chuck Guy and Rhonda Walsh led the Challenge Class in their T-Mag all three laps, but a 20 minute penalty dropped them to an official second. Mike Ward and Mike Free had no visible troubles with their Challenge Class T-Mag. ran up front all day and finished a real third at the flag. Pushing hard all the way. but also missing a check. Don McCormack and Dick Greenlee stayed close and finished.a close secbnd in Class f The competition faded early in Class 9 at Barstow. and Dave and Bryant Wood relaxed midway and drove steadily to yet another class victory. ~ and David Kephart. In fifth place it was Owen and Curtis Duggan. The Cooks who later said they enjoyed the close racing with the Taylors, took over the lead on lap two, with the Taylors about a half minute behind them. Shaw and Cortez, losing about 15 minutes, fell to third, the Duggans moved into fourth, and Tom Bolha and Kevin Lyneis The 5th Annual stepped into fifth place, as the DeVercelly car broke a spring plate and was out of the race. The Coo~s went on, driving what they called a "flawless" race, to take the win. Shaw and Cortez moved back up into second place, the Duggans finished third, the Taylors were fourth and Bolha/Lyneis were fifth. The Cook's race wasn't as flawless as they'd thought, because they missed Check 6, and were assessed 20 minutes. Luckily for them,' the penalty didn't knock them out of first place. But the Duggans were bumped from third to fourth, moving the Taylors up to third. Despite a most rare course infraction. Rodney Hall, Jim Fricker and the Dodge chalked up another. the 22nd in a row. victory in Class 4. The Challenge Class was next off the line, and they presented an imposing group, with 41 starters. But the ranks thinned early, as nine broke on the first lap and another six were out on lap two. Chuck Guy, whose car wears a big Mexican sombrero on its roof so folks will know which one he is, took the lead right away. He was followed by Rick Minga in his Chenowth, only a bit over two minutes back. Rick Johnson ran third in his old Hi Jumper, with Mike Ward and Mike Free, in a T-Mag, only another couple of minutes ~ September 5-7, 1986 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA • Drawing for Starting Positions Saturday, August 16, Gold Room, Frontier Hotel • Friday, September 5 -Tech & C11ntingency Inspection, Frontier Hotel -No Impound or Parade • Saturday, September 7 - Race Start, 7:00 a.m., Sloan, NV • Sunday, September 7 - Awards, Frontier Hotel For Information and Entry Forms Contact: . HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION 961 West Dale Las Vegas, Nevada (702) 361-5404 ~'--· HORA HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION THE SIXTH EVENT OF THE 1986 HORA/SCORE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS SERIES DOUBLE POINTS RACE FRDITIBR Official Vehicle of the 1986 Frontier 500 & 1986 HDRA Series Page 24 August 1986 \\/7 EJ~~ _ \Lj _. 'EPSj VALVDLINE® . --~ ,. ,. Dusty Times

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,Mike Falkosky had his Toyota in the 7S lead on the last lap, but lost time searching for Check 6, and he ended up taking second in class. Willie Valdez and Joe Alvarado came back from first lap down time to fly their Ford Ranger fast enough to take third place in Class 7S. Jerry McDonald has put his Chevy S-10 home the Class 7 4x4 winner three times this year. but at Barstow he took a very close second place. Strong and Steve Borden in their Chevy short bed, who moved up on the second lap. There were only a couple of Class 14s at Barstow. but Rock Bradford and Steve Miles covered two tough laps in the Jeep Commando to retire the winners. It was a see saw battle in Class 7S, and luck was riding with Scott Douglas and Rick Doetsch. and they won in the Ford Ranger over a dozen other trucks. Hall ma1ntained his lead, with McCormack never more than six minutes behind him, and came across the finish line first. He headed straight for the official's trailer to report that he had missed Check 6 somehow. Not understanding how he could have been lost at Barstow, Hall said, "That's pretty deflating," as he and Fricker stood around, wondering what would happen to their win. McCormack finished about six minutes later, and reported that he too, had missed Check 6. Sure enough, both Wtre later penalized the 20 minutes, but it didn't change their finish positions. In the meantime, S:trong and Borden, apparently recovered from whatever had slowed their first lap, ran steadily and came in for a nice third place. -~ further back. John five hours in the darkness and fell Savino and Kurt Crawford were out of the top ten. Burns moved next in another T-Mag, followed r up into second place, with no by Daryl Nustad, in still another. more trouble. Ward ·and Free Mike Burns, driving solo this finished third, Dan Hook and time because co-driver Carroll Dan Oliver, in a T-Mag, were Ditson couldn't make it, ran fourth, and Danny Ashcraft and seventh in his ORE, 14 minutes Jim Houck, in a Raceco, were off the leader's pace, after fifth. making repairs to a broken But this class had also a lot of shock. . night driving, and s·ome were Guy, having no troubles at all, penalized for missing Check 6. held on to his lead, and Minga Guy lost his win, and Bums, now ran four minutes in back of mighty relieved that he'd realized him. Johnson maintained his in the nick of time that he'd taken third place, and Burns, now the wrong road, was elevated to repaired, moved up to fourth, first place. Guy's penalty while Ward and Free fell to fifth. dropped him to second. Ashcraft Guy continued his perfect run, and Houck were bumped out, not even flattening a tire to slow and Bruce Nogrady and Stan himself down, but Minga lost Bork, in a Chenowth, moved into fifth place. The 1200cc single seaters, Class 9, had only one finisher out of the four that started. Chuck Inman and Herbert Smith broke on lap one, as did Gary Cogbill and John Marking, who lost a wheel when a spindle broke. Dave Atwood and Dean Tellinghuisen ran into trouble and lost a lot of time, and then never finished their second lap. But, in the meantime, Dave and Bryant Wood drove steadily to get all three laps finished, and take another win. Class 4, with only six entries, fared much better and finished five trucks. · Rod Hall had the early lead in his Dodge, and as he charged around the course, so r -------~ i ------.«~--Page i6 OFF ROAD VIDEO L. CLOSE-UP ACTION! 1986 SCORE/HORA! • Baja International • Mint 400 • Parker 400/Great Mojave 250 Introductory $29.95 each. Order 2 · Offer! Get 3rd One Free! Send Check or Money Order to: Off Road Video PO Box 444 El Segundo, CA 90245-0444 OR ... Write for FREE Sun Visor. No Obligation! AUgust1986 familiar to him, Don · Mc-Cormack, also in a Dodge, decided to follow him for a lap and try to learn all the good lines and the easy passing plac~. ·But not far. into the race Hall had a flat and McCormack decided it didn't make much sense to wait while he changed it, so he went on. Hall picked up the lead again · when· McCormack flattened one of his tires at Stoddard Wells Road, and then the two proceeded to have a good race. They ran first and second, with John Dyck and Al Baker running third in their Jeep J-10, on lap one, and then giving way to Tom Class 14, the unlimited 4 x 4s, had only two starters, and neither finished. Ken Ryan and Ken Ballenger got in one long lap in their Bronco, and then parked, while Rock Bradford and Steve Miles did two longish laps in their Jeep and got the win for their efforts. In Class 7S, with 13 starters, the racing was pretty close. Paul Former buggy driver Dave Ashley. with Wally Kaiser co-driving. made an auspicious debut in trucks. His Ford Ranger won Class 7 4x4 by a slim 43 seconds. A full dozen showed up in Class 3, and Eric Heiden and Peter Calaci scored their first big victory driving the well prepared and quick Jeep Scrambler. Dusty Times

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-Running a good and steady pace all during the race. Stan Houghton and David Henry finished fourth in Class 4x4. and moved the Toyota to third officially. Having troubles in the early going. Don Adams and Larry Olsen got the Jeep Cherokee rolling later on and finished a long second in Class 3. , Mark Hutchins and Gary Stewart had their Ford Bronco up as high as second in Class 3. but troubles and a penalty put them down to third. and Dave Simon took the lead on lap one, in their Ranger, but they had only a scant minute on Scott Douglas, Ranger, who had some distributor problems. Bill Milem and Ron Keefe ran a close third in yet another R?nger, while Mike Falkosky, Toyota, ran fourth. T udy Esquerra was fifth in his Ranger. Then Simons and Douglas pulled into their pits at almost the same moment at the end of lap one, but Douglas was out in less than two minutes, while Simon stayed for six. However, Douglas had more electrical problems out on the course, and Simon moved back into the front. Falkosky, running right with them now, broke a torsion bar bolt, and lost time, but still held second place. Willie Valdez, after a long first lap with ignition problems, now came up to third. Milem and Keefe held fourth, and Douglas had fallen to fifth with a flat, a broken distributor, and a fuse box that blew up in a shower of sparks. The Simons fell out of the lead on the last lap as they lost an hour. Falkosky was then first, but was suddenly horrified to . realize he'd ~ Flying like a Class 8, Wes and Greg Moser kept their Ford Ranchero close for two laps, had problems but still placed second in Class 6. ' Giving away a lot of cubic inches in .Class 6. Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson drove their own race. and despite a penalty nailed down third in class. The Class 11 winners on time. Ramon Castro and Sergio Gutierrez dropped to second place-with double time penalties totaling a hefty 50 minutes. SWAY·A·WAr Ill . Introduces · RACING SPRING PLATES Manufactured of 100 percent 4130 chrome moly Heat treated • Tig welded • Shot peened IN STOCK NOW ALL APPLICATIONS SWAY·A·WAr 7840 Burnet Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91405 818-988-5510 RACER NET~ $149.95 Suspension Components Dusty Times · August 1986 Page 27

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Running as high as third in the hotly contested Class 10 war. Rick and John Hagle got their neat looking Raceco home a fine fourth at the flag. Jerry Penhall and Kent Pfeiffer had troubles for two laps. got a fast final lap together to move up to fourth in Class 2 at the finish line. Flying over the lumpy desert in the LRP Raceco. Jerry Leighton did a solo act in Class 1. and he finished fourth. by less than a minute. Greg and Ron Kish1yama flew their 1972 Ford like a la te model Class 8. stayed on the course and finished fourth out of 15 in the class. Brad Person and Tony Kujala had theirDirtrix in contention all day in Class 10. and when the class sorted out after three rounds they were fifth. Moving up late in the race. Dan Hook and Dan Oliver brought their new T-Mag Challenger car home an official fourth when the scores came out. ~ reached Check 7 and hadn't seen Check 6. He went off course at Lenwood, drove back down the freeway in his street-legal race truck, found his way to the course at Check 4, borrowed a map to see what he'd done, and reported his error to the official. After some more muddling around he got back to Check 7, reported what he was doing, and then went on, no longer in the lead. Douglas, with no more problems, came in first, to get his Page 28 second 7S win at Barstow. Falkosky finishing about 20 minutes later, was second, and Valdez came home third. Class 7 4 x 4 had nine entrants, and all but two of them managed to finish. Jerry McDonald, in his Chevy S-10 was the early leader, but Dave Ashley, in a Ford Ranger, ran very close behind him. George Gowland, Toyota, was third, followed by Mike· Randall in his Cherokee, and Jim Conner and Pat Blackmore in their Nissan Hardbody. ,. On the second lap Gowland was out, Randall lost a couple of hours, and Conner and Blackmore moved ini:C:, third place as Michael Horner, in another S-10, moved' into fourth, and Stan Houghton, Toyota, moved into fifth. McDonald and Ashley still held · first and second places, with Ashley only a minute off the lead pace. McDonald, who'd had flats on laps one and two, and had to pull his skid pan to find the source of August 1986 an oil leak now broke the output shaft of his transfer case on lap three. His driveshaft started "whompin' around" so he jammed it in low range and tried to stay ahead of Ashley. Meanwhile, Ashley, who'd been having a . fuel delivery problem all day, and als9 a couple of flats, was· kept well informed of McDonald's whereabouts by his crew. He said he just kept "gain'· a little bit faster" on that last lap. McDonald crossed the finish line first, but Ashley was there seconds later, to get the· win.' Conner and Blackmore finished third, but had missed Check 6, and were bumped to fourth place, so Stan Houghton and David Henry got third place. Class 3, the short-wheelbased 4 x 4s, had an entry of 12, and were led all the way by Eric }leiden in his Jeep Scrambler. Buck Griffin and Don Coffland ran second on lap one, in their CJ8, followed by J.M. Bragg in his CJ7, only a few minutes back. Mark Hutchins an9 Gary Stewart were fourth in their '66 Bronco. Heiden widened his lead, having no problems beyond needing to change goggles, while Hutchins and Stewart moved into second. Don Adams, after a troubled first lap, brought his Cherokee into Class 6· featured seven elderly sedans. but Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling led every lap for the victory. one of many fo r the 55 Chevy. Driving their very sleek Beetle fast and smoothly. Alan Remington and Jeff Dahl ended up th e official winners in the Class 11 contest. ·ousty Times

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HDRA-FIREWORKS 250 Pos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. . 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. . 4. 5. 1. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 1. July 5, 1986 - Final Results Car # Driver(s) Vehicle lime CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -20 START -10 FINISH 106' Rob MacCachren (solo) Chenowth 4:54.00 •· 112 Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth-Porsche 4:54.53 105 Bob Renz/Dick Clark Race co · 5:10.31 103 Jerry Leighton (solo) Ral:eco 5:11.28 109 Gregg Symonds O.R.E. 5:5 7. 52 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -24 START -10 FINISH 215 Cameron Thieriot/Greg Fun co O.R.E. 5:07. 22 211 Bob Richey/Tom Baker Raceco 5:17.18 207 Brian Collins/Kenneth Cox• Chenowth 5:23.43 203 Jerry Penhall/Kent Pfeiffer Chenowth 5:31.31 298 Steve & Tom Martin Raceco 5:55.37 CLASS 1-2-1600 -1600CC RESTRICTED -53 START -33 FINISH 1635 Larry Job/Jack Johnson Interceptor 5:18.45 1600 Rob Tolleson Mirage 5:39.12 1616 Steve Wolcott/Mike McCrory Raceco 5:47.21 1653 Ray Croll/ Allen Thompson Neth 5:50. 28 1624 Jack Ramsay/Rick Mills Bunderson 5:53.03 304 349 303 306 3,11 400 . 401 405 404 406 CLASS 3 -SHORT WHEELBASE 4X4 -12 START - 5 FINISH Eric Hei·den/Peter Calaci Jeep CJ 8 7:30.43 · Oon Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep Cherokee 8:21.31 Mark Hutchins/Gary Stewart Ford Bronco 8:43.38 • Mark Schwellinger /Dave Lundberg Jeep CJ 7 8 59. 30 Buck. Griffin/Don Coffland Jeep CJ 8 931.23 CLASS 4 -LONG WHEELBASE 4X4 - 6 START - 5 FINISH Rod Hall/Jim Fricker . Dodge 6:56.20 • Don McCormack/Dick Greenlee Dodge 7:03.53 • Tom Strong/Steve Borden · Chevrolet 7:56.22 John Dyck/Al Baker Jeep J .10 8:08.35 Don Yosten/Bill Donahoe Jeep J 10 8:36.09 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -· 16 START -12 FINISH 507 Stan Parnell/Jeff Bolha Baja Bug 6:00.18 505 Jim Cocores/Dave Snoddy Baja Bug 6:04. 23 * 516 Bob Utgard/Jeff Hibbard Baja Bug 6:07.21 * 511 John Cooley/Mark .Fox Baja Bug 6:12.43 503_ Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 6:16.31 569 553 565 597 556 CLASS 5-1600 -1600CC BAJA BUG -22 START - 8 FINISH Darryl & Wayne Cook Baja Bug 7:20.44 * Norm Shaw/Manny Cortez' Baja Bug 7:24.24 Roy & Mike Taylor Baja Bug 7 33.11 Owen & Curtis Duggan Baja Bug 751.35 * Tom Bolha/Kevin Lyneis Baja Bug 8:17.05 CLASS 6S -UNLIMITED SEDAN - 1 START - 0 FINISH 621 Chris Robinson Olds Calais NIT CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - 7 START - 4 FINISH 600 Larry Schwacofer/Sid Spradling· '55 Chevrolet 8:00.51 619 Wes & Greg Moser Ford Ranchero 9:33.03 604 Arne & Patrik Gunnarsson Saab 96 10:09.15 * 618 Bob Stone /Robert Fulmer AMC Rambler 1109. 58 603 Steve Martocchio/Kris Die son Saab 96 4:00. 52 CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 8 START - 3 FINISH Pos. 0/A 1 2 5 6 19 4 9 11 13 21 10 16 17 18 20 84 105 115 120' 130 72 77 96 101 110 30 35 40 47 52 82 83 85 93 103 98 132 136 143 (1 lap) 700 Manny Esquerra/Tanya Esquerra Ford Ranger 6:52. 56 70 703 John Swift/Dave Turner Mazda B2000 8:50.05 * 119 711 Mark Steele /Mike Harding Clievy S-10 9:44.10 135 · 702 Roger Mears/Brent Foes Nissan 3:39.48 * (2 laps) CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP -13 START - 8 FINISH 723 Scan Douglas/Rick Doetsch Ford Ranger J-:15.45 732 Mike Falkosky/Andrew Parker Toyota • 7:35.35 726 Willie Valdez/Joe Alvarado Ford Ranger 7:39.41 733 Bill Milen/Ron Keefe Ford Ranger 7:42.05 731 Paul & Dave Simon _ford Ranger 7:54:44 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI-MIOI 4X4 - 9 START - 7 FINISH 80 88 90 91 95 755 Dave Ashley/Wally Kaiser Ford Ranger 6:57.41 73 751 Jerry McDonald/Joe MacPherson Chevrolet 6:58.24 75 756 Stan Houghton/David Henry . Toyota 9:12.30 123 753 Jim Conner/Pat Blackmore Nissan 9:14.20 * 125 768 Michael Homer/Lance Martin Chevy S-10 9:32.40 131 CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -15 START - 9 FINISH 800 Steve Kelley/Terry Caldwell Chevrolet 5:38. 16 15 808 Walker Evans Dodge 6:02.39·* 33 811 Dave Shoppe /Larry Maddox Ford 6:09. 50 43 804 -Greg & Ron Kishiyama Ford· 6:52.07 69 810 .Dan Beaver/Randy Hoeft Ford 8:02.10 99 CLASS 9 - 1200cc SINGLE SEAT - 4 START - 1 FINISH 919 Dave & Bryant Wood Fun Buggy 7:35.25 87 901 David Atwood/Dean Tellinghuisen Funco 2:53.02 I 1 lap) CLASS CHALLENGE -RESTRICTED BUGGY -41 START -14 FINISH 931 Mike Burns/Carroll Ditson · O.R.E. · 7:20.06 81 936 Chuck Guy/Rhonda Walsh T-Mag 7:33.32 * 86 935 Mike Ward/Michael Free T-Mag 7:38.22 89 952 Dan Hook/Danny Oliver T-Mag 7:51.50 94 980 Bruce Nogrady/Stan Bork Chenowth, 8:33.09 108 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650CC -35 START -16 FINISH 1012 Steve Tetrick/Fred Ronn O.R.E. 4:55.19 3 1019 Jim Greenway Raceco 5:11.57 7 1011 Mike McDonnell/Bill Herrick Raceco 5:13.44 8 1031 Rick & John Hagle Raceco 5:26.20 12 1038 Brad Person/Tony Kujala Dirtrix 5:31.57 14 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 5 START - 2 FINISH 1105 Alan Remington/ Jeff Dahl VW Beetle 10:17.20 138 1103 Ramon Castro/Sergio Gutierez VW Beetle 10:59.56 • 140 1198 Mike Abbott/Fausto Parisoto VW Beetle 7:12.58 (2 laps) CLASS 14 -UNLlMITED 4X4 - 2 START - 0 FINISH ' 1499 Rock Bradford/Steve Miles Jeep Commando 644.18 (2 laps) Starters -293 -Finishers -147 -Finishing Ratio -50.2 percent Fast lime Overall -Rob MacCachren -Class 1 -Chenowth -4:54.00 Fast lap of the Day -Rob MacCachren -Class 1 -Chenowth -1:29.20 Race Distance -231 miles (3 laps) Time Allowance -12 hours *Time includes penalties ranging from 15 minutes to one full lap. Dusty Times Jack Ramsay and Rick Mills fought hard all day in the 1-2-1600 Bunderson. !Jut finished fifth. with a few problems along the course. Doing well in the points chase. Darren Wilson had a good day in his Mirage. and the Mint400 winner came in sixth in Class 1-2-1600. third place and Mike Schwel-linger and Dave Lundberg, in a CJ7, were now fourth. Heiden, elated to get his first win, crossed the finish line with time to spare. Adams, who'd climbed to second place, was 50 minutes back. Hutchins and StewaH came home third. Class 6 had a good en try for this well-liked race, with seven starters. Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling .led all the way in their '55 Chevy, but Wes and Greg Moser were never far behind in their '65 Ford Ranchero. At the end of lap two, only four minutes separated the two teams. Arne and Patrik Gunnarsson ran a steady third in ~heir '.68 Saab, and Bob Stone and Robert Fulmer moved into fourth in their '78 AMC Rambler. That's the way they finished. Schwacofer, so often alone out there, saying that the competition, so "close ... made it interesting." Class 11 had five entries, but only two finishers. Mike Abbott and Fausto Parisoto led the first lap, but drove a long way on a rear flat on lap two to finish their race. Alan Remington and Jeff Dahl picked l!P the lead on the second lap, while Ramon Castro and Sergio Quiterrez, who'd had brake problems on lap one, ran . second. At the finish it was Castro and Guiterrez, finishing _eight minutes in front of Remington Adjustable Sh~ck Struts Raise or lower (down to dirt track height your 3 or 4 Wheeler in 2 and Dahl. But the leaders were socked with a double penalty for missing Check 6 and for short coursing near Check 2, which totaled 50 minutes, and dropped them back to second place. Remingtqn and Dahl were declared the winners. Penalties aside, it had been another· good race. 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STADIUM RACING U.S.A. Fast Paced ,Action at El Cajon Speedway Photos: W endy A sh Tommy Croft soared high in his Chenowth and was the big money winner. taking home a cc;;ol grand tor his victories in the second Class 10 heat race and the main event. Stadium Racing U.S.A., aka Marty Tripes, promoted the second race in the 1986 series last June at the El Cajon Speedway near San Diego, CA. Major changes in the format shortened the running time of the actual racing to about three hours, and the sell out crowd roared approval of the new and tighter schedule. A healthy 38 cars in four classes and a horde of ATVs in three categories turned out for the event, making it quite a success in the crowded summer schedule in southern California. As in most short course series all over _the country, the Class 1 & car.s were in shorter supply than in previous years, with eight entries set to do battle. The fast qualifying honors went to Greg George, and George also won the trophy dash in the Pipeline Trucking Funco over Marty Tripes, Funco, and Eric Arras and Jim Fishback Jr., both in ICE combined efforts have helped CAM and ROB· i·nto the WINNER'S CIRCLE. Ros TOLLESON · "FAT PERFORMANCE recommends SPORTS RACING GASOLINE in all the engines they build." Greg Aronson, Ron Fleming Page 30 SPORTS RACING PRODUCTS, INC FD. BOX 610 333 West Broadway, Suite 202 Long Beach, California 90801 213 437-4373 FAT PERFORMANCE 1450 Glassel! Orange, California 92667 714 639-2833 AUgust 1986 Greg qeorge had a near perfect outing in his Funco. winning the trophy dash. the second heat and winning Class 1 overall on the points count. Eric Arras won the first class 1 heat in his Chenowth, but dropped to fourth in the second round and to third for the day on overall points. Chenowth Magnums. In the heat races for Class 1, Greg George continued on his winning path, taking a second place in · the first round and winning the second heat. On points he scored three, giving him the overall victory in Class 1. Eric Arras won the first heat, but dropped to fourth in second, earning five points and third overall. Scoring a third and a second, Jim Fishback Jr. also scored five points, but his higher placings put him second ori -points. Last of the Class 1 money winners was Larry Noel, Chenowth, whose fourth and third gave him fourth overall. Rounding out the class, Ed . Martenso·n, was fifth, Rory Chenowth was sixth, Marty Tripes was seventh, and Michael McCrory was eighth with a DNF in the first heat. · The 1-2-1600s arrived eight strong on the grid as well for their two heats. Y oungJ esse Rodriguez won the first heat handily, but troubles dropped him to fifth in the second dash, and his six points placed him third overall in the class. With a third in heat one and a win in the second, Chris Bowen was the overall points winner. Tied on the number with a pair of seconds, Rick Boyer was initially in second overall. Scoring a seventh and a third, Carlo Zuniga was fourth ahead of Dave Locke, who also had ten points with a fourth and a sixth. Butch Darling ended up sixth, followed by Mike Goodbody and John Ovanessian. In the post race tech inspection Bowen was found to have an illegal engine for the 1600 class rules, reportedly too much head work. So, Rick Boyer became the big money winner in Class 1-2-1600, and everyone else moved up a position. Five Class 5-1600 Baja Bugs contested the short course event, and it turned out to be Ladies Day in this class. Stacy Fay was second in the first heat and won the second round to take the points win over her sister Kathy Fay, who won the first heat and was second in the final. Greg Burgin, with a third and a fourth, got third on points, followed by Allen Bursey and Gary Stevenson, as all five finished both heats. Class 10 was the biggie at El Cajon, with 17 starters and two heats and a main event on the schedule. Jerry Whelchel got the $100 for fast qualifying time in Brad Castle scored a trio of seconds. in the Class 10 trophy dash. his heat race. and _in the main event driving his trusty Raceco. Dusty Times

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Kathy Fay stormed to the.first heat win in Class 5-1600. but she ran second in the next one and second .on points behind her sister Stacy. · Jim Fishback Sr. had a very good day. fourth Class 10 qualifier. second 1n his heat race. and his Chenowth ended up sixth in the main event. The new zoomy paint Job worked for Larry Noel as he drove the Chenowth to third p lace .in both his Class 10 heat race and the busy main event. ' his Pipeline Trucking Chenowth Magnum. Whelchel also won the trophy dash over Brad Castle, Raceco, and Tommy Croft and Jim Fishback Sr. in Chenowths. Eight started the first heat,.and Jerry Whelchel won that bash also, and $500 in prize money. Brad Castle was second, Dave Bonner was third . and Marty Coyne took fourth. Max Razo rounded out the money winners. Nine were on the grid for the second heat, and Tommy Croft outran the pack to win his $500. Jim Fishback Sr. nailed second .followed by Larry Noel, Rick Munyon and Ed Martensqn. The main event saw all l 7 back on the grid. When the dust settled it was Tommy Croft who won the title and another $500. Whelchel fell back to 14th at the flag. Brad Castle was second in the main event, followed in by Larry Noel, Daniel Bentley and Rick Munyon, the last of the money winners. Rick Boyer finished both 1-2-1600 heats second on the road, but when tech caught the winner out, Boyer won the class points and also $600. Jesse Rodriguez ran strong to win the first 1-2-1600 heat. but problems dropped his unique car in the second round and he was second on points. There were 19 in the Suzuki Quad Racer entry, with two heats to decide the winners. Mike Coe won both heats and the championship. There were 20 Odyssey racers in that field, and Michael Greenwell w·on the suspended class over 13 other drivers. M.E. Lovelle won the unsuspended category; and Ken Reichers took top honors in 500cc and open class: The three wheelers had a husky 21 in the 250cc class, and the win' went to Chris Harrold. Kevin Drake won the 200cc class over nine other racers to round out the A TV action. Overall the El Cajon Speedway event went off well While the earfy August race at Glen Helen Park has been · canceled,. the series regulars can look forward to the rest of the schedule this year at both El Centro and the El · Cajon Speedway. Stacy Fay took the 5-1600 honors in her Bug. by finishing second in the first heat and then winning the tie breaking second round: Jerry Whelchel started out strong in his Class _ 10 Chenoyvth. winning the trophy dash and his heat race. but he was down and out in the main . . Dusty Times A Performance Tradition More off-road races are won on Bilstein than any other shock absorber. Our record speaks for itself! Winning Heritage Bilstein gas pressure shocks first appeared in America posting a win at the famed Baja 1000 in 1972. Since that impressive performance, Bilsteins have been the choice of serious off-readers who not only want to start the race -but finish it as well. Many Applications Today, Bilstein offers a variety of off-road shock applications for racing or just running on the street. From single seaters and Baja Bugs to big and small two-wheel and 4WD trucks, Bilstein delivers performance second to none. Reliable Performance Whether you're just entering off-road or have been there for years, check out Bilstein -first where reliability counts. "World leader in development of the Gas Pressure Shock Absorber." Bilstein Corporation of America 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diege, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional technical information and a complete catalog, sen·d. $2.50. • August 1986 Page 31

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A COMPDITOR'S VIEW FROM THE COCKPIT The SNORE Twilight Race at Sanely Valley, Nevada -By Gregg Symonds · · Photos: Brian Janis Passing was tough in the rocky terrain. but here Brad Inch. right. slides past Robert Westfall in the rocks. above Sandy Valley. Inch cqme in a close second in Class 1-2-1600. A race in Sandy Valley! Where the heck is Sandy-Valley? Well, for those of us that drove the Frontier 500 races, it was the start of the silt beds after coming out of the hills past Goodsprings, south of Las Vegas. The ambient temperature at 6 p.m., the race .starting__.!ime, was around 105 degrees on race day, June 21, but off road racers are a hardy lot. I arrived at the start/ finish area, just four miles from beautiful downtown Sandy Valley on Saturday morning to set up my pit and pre-run the race course. True, there is a town called Sandy Valley. Most of the race course was new terrain. We started down a graded road, but in about three miles the course made a hard right turn off through the pucker bushes. It was virgin desert and proceeded to a sand wash, then crossed the Sandy Valley ·Road into more sand wash running. Next came a tas NEVADA Vegas OFF-ROAD it's ... · BUGGY N Street -Stock - Baja . Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure Play or Pay We'v~ Got Your VW Parts See.Brian See Dave S.\HAHA ~ X 2 N. f ,,<.;Tl".HN ~ > Locations .r X ; <.;IHI!,._, z z to <t-:S 0 :;: !-· ~ :: (,;) :;.., z <.;PHl:--.c, MT'.\/ Serve You "?J 5:: . 4. (/) Better! 01> ~ 1s, WEST NORTH 3054 Valley View 1541 N. Eastern 871-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 NOW 2 LOCATION-g --- -~---~-------------------------~-Page 3! /wgust 1986 N -Rao MacCachren survived the early battle with Ron Ellenberg and drove his racer not onJy to the Class 1 O victory. but to the overall honors. starting order, the entire entry numbered 27 cars in three classes. The fun began very quickly for Rob MacCachren and Ron Ellenberg, both in Class 10 cars. They really started pounding on each other to be the first one around the 30 mile loop. Ron turned the lap in 37.38 and Ron did a 38, 14. My time was 43.29. On the second lap Rob turned the loop in 39.10, and Ron was in at 42.05. I had a 42.06. Either I had found Ron's course or he had slowed a bit. At the end of the third lap, halfway in the race, MacCachren · _The entir~ loop was abou~ 30 and Ellenberg were s,till nip and miles, and six laps were required - tuck with Rob leading by just of most classes for a finish. I_ did three seconds! I stopped for gas not see any place where serious and found that the rocks hadn't short coursing could take place. been good to· me. It took ten But, right away I recognized it as a minules to change both rear tires course that favored a short with very helpful volunteers wheelbase· car, and not a great from the Barbary Coast pit doing deal of power would be needed. the work supervised by my wife Ah Well, some important Dee. ' winding uphill trail, an old Jeep trail, that went through large sagebrush and large cactus. The shrubs kept you on the trail or parked in the air. A hard, 190 degree right turn took you across the side of the mountain on a very old Jeep trail, where there were no cactus but it was lined with boulders in too many places. This also had a tendency to discourage short coursing. The route led to a cobby, tight · sand wash that came out in the middle of the downhill wash on the Frontier 500 course, and this took . the racers back to the start/ finish line. lessons could be. learned on a During the first half of the course such as this m my super race, more fun was taking place stze Class 2 racer. in the 1-2-1600 ranks, with 14 Around 3:00 p.m. I wandered starters in the class. Brad Inch over to the sign up area and went was driving the first 1600 on the through tech inspection, and course, with Kenny Freeman hot then sat back and rested up for on his tail. Actually, Kenny was the battle to come. Around 5:30 turning faster laps, but he p.m. we gathered for the drivers' couldn't get past Brad. However, meeting and the drawing for Larry Job had the fastest first lap starting positions. That's right! at 42.23, but he slowed a few We did not know our starting minutes more on the next three position until 30 minutes before rounds, had a disaster on lap 5 staging for the race start. At the and failed to finish, as did Jack drawing the two Class 2 drivers Short, another high points were advised that their two cars contender in the Snore series. would _ be combined with Class Back on course on lap 4 in the 10 ~or the purse, but would start dark, I was now chasing Brad and behmd them. Class 1:2-l600 Kenny who had passedmeon my started behmd us, with _the tire changing stop. It was a. new Challenger Class last off the lme. experience for me, not being It really was 105 degrees when passed, but driving in the dark. the green flag dropped for the First I noticed in the distance first Class .10 car. Every 30 behind me, a light was coming seconds the rest of the eight car down the trail. It turned out it combined class went off the line. was the moon coming up and it I was · number seven in the was in line with my mirror. Next, Kenny Freeman Jr. came out on top in the 14 car horse race in Class 1-2-1600. winning by the skinny margin of Just 46 seconds at the flag. Dusty Times ..

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Larry Gilmore turned six very consistent laps in his Class 10 car. but slowed on the last lap and ended up third in the combined group. Tom Bradley Jr. started strong, had troubles on lap 3, recovered Jerry Heaton drove .a steady and quick race in the 1-2-1600 and then had a disaster on the last lap, but finished fourth in traffic. had no serious trouble and finished a close fourth in class. open class. the silt and my headlights didn't mix very well. One could get lost out there in that situation. And, all the stories you hear about wierd shapes and outlines one sees in the dark in Baja also apply to the Nevada desert. Completing the second half of the race, the Class 10 battle was nearly over, and so was the fight for the overall. Already out of the Unlimited class action were Jerry Lockridge and Mike Rusnak. Both Ron Ellenberg and Troy Herbst had long fourth laps, came back to do a fifth round and then vanished. Up front Ron MacCachren kept turning fast times, lost about five minutes on lap 5, but he still finished first in class and overall at 4: 16.45. I finished around 11:00 p.m. second in Unlimited class and fifth overall, one of 14 who did finish the appointed rounds. My observation about a short car working on this course came true -darn kids are tough to catch! My time was 4:43.29. About 13 minutes behind, Larry Gilman turned steady laps for third in class, and despite a couple hours worth of down time, Tom Bradley, Jr. finished all six laps for fourth, over two hours behind MacCachren. Tim Sims was the only driver in the five car Challenger Class that covered all Gregg Symonds. with Warren Miller riding in the Raceco. scored a fine second five required laps. and Sims was a very happy winner. in the Unlimited group that combined Classes 2 and 10. Meanwhile the 1600 battle raged on between Inch and Freeman. Midway Freeman led _ Inch bv just over two minutes and most of the 13 still running were well within striking range. Inch picked up second on lap 4, lost some seconds on lap 5, and gained them back on the final round. But, it was Kenny Freeman who won Class 1-2-1600 by a skinny 46-seconds over Brad Inch and the pair placed second and third overall to boot. Staying close all the way, Mint 400 class winner Darren Wilson took third in class, fourth overall, about five minutes back. Another eight minutes down was Jerry Heaton, followed in four minutes by Brent Bell who had Barry McDermott just over a minute behind him. And, another three minutes off pace was Mike Gaughan, Jr., followed in ,six minutes by Grant Garbon. · Bill Kreitlow was ninth, and the last 1600 finisher and he was merely 13 minutes behind Garbon in a real barn burner of a race. Last but certainly not the least were the five Challenger cars. They kept chugging around, but Tim Sims was the only one to finish the required five laps for this class. Doing four laps each, Joe James was second and Tony Howerton third in the Challenge Class. These cars ran more in the dark than any of us, and the drivers must have seen many strange sights out there. I know one of them was broken, and I mean broken down in the tight sand wash most of the dark time of the race. Many others had horror stories about things they saw in the dark. If you want to run on new terrain with friendly people and a good payback, plus lots of competition, you should come race with SNORE. The next event is the dandy Midnight Special on a keen course near Boulder City, Nevada late in July. Darren Wilson went solo in the Mint 400 winning Mirage, and he charged to a good third place among the 1600s, only six minutes out of a win. Dusty Times TOM KOCH ROB TOLLESON 1st Place 1/2-1600 . 1986 Baja 500 DARREN WILSON 1st Place 1/2-1600 1986 Mint 400 1st Overall 1986 Parker 400 1985 Score/High Desert 1/2-1600 Champion 1985 Rookie of the Year 1st Overall 1986 Snore Yoko Loco NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT IT TO GO -LET HOT SHOES MAKE IT WHOA! Better Braking When You Need It/Longer Wear Life RACE CARS • PRE RUNNERS • DUNE BUGGIES • 3-WHEELERS • OUADS • MOTORCYCLES "Custom Applications" -No problem, send us your cores and we will deduct it from your bill. Everybody Needs Brakes, Why Not Use The Best HOT SHOES RACING PRODUCTS 166 West J-5, Lancaster, California 93534 (805) 942-2344 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED August 1986 Page 33

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The Losers By Judy Smith Roger Mears was a big loser at Barstow. Thinking he had won Class 7 in his Nissan. after recovering from a crash in the last mile. Mears lost the lap and the race because he was towed in the last mile before the finish line. The 1986 Fireworks 250 was the biggest July Barstow race there's ever been, with 293 cars starting the event. It was as tough as ever, and there were some problems finding the course, but the finish rate was surprisingly high, at 50.2 percent. Class 4 had the best finish percentage, with five out of six starters going all the way, and 6S and 14 had the worst, with no finisher in either of the small classes. Of the Volkswagen based cars, the unlimited Baja Bugs, Class 5, had the best showing, with a 75 percent finish rate, while Class 9, with only one finisher out of four starters, had the worst. One of those Class 9s, Gary Cogbill, lost a spindle on the first lap and found himself out of the race in a hurry, when the wheel went flying off. Larry Martin, in a Challenge car was also out on lap one, with a broken spring plate, and Jeff Stiles, in a Class 10 car, lost a piston. Chuck Johnson, who'd had such a bad time in Mexico, what with .having all his spare parts Page 36 stolen and then breaking early in the 500, came to Barstow with hopes for better luck. But it wasn't to be. He was out on the first lap, with either a blown head gasket or a broken cylinder head. He got only seven miles into the race this time. Larry Ragland, who's switched from Class 1 to Class 7, didn't get a lap done either, having transmission problems very early in the day. And Mark Hamilton, racing for the first time in the family's brand new Raceco, got ten miles into the race and flipped the car. He and his dad, Willis, did manage to get two laps completed, but never got that third one done. Mike Doherty, in Class 8, was out on lap two, with either a ruptured fuel cell, or a blown head gasket, or both. Jim and Zupanovich lost their rear suspension on the second lap, and Andy DeVercelly broke a spring plate on the sesond lap, on his 5-1600 car. Jim Stiles led Class 10 for two laps, and everything was looking great, but then he broke a spring plate on the last lap. And John Johnson and Max Razo, running well in Class 5, lost their rear suspension also. Not only that, but Razo's 5-1600 car, driven by Steve "Animal" Lakin, also lost its rear suspension. Kirby Hightower, in Class 3, was out on the first lap when he lost a transfer case plug, and then lost the oil. A bit later he retired because of damage done in the interim without the oil. Henry Escalera, in Class 8, got as far as the Slash X and lost his motor, and Chris Robinson, iri the Oldsmobile Calais, had some suspension trouble on the first lap, and also lost, not a fan belt, but the fan, and was out early. T udy Esquerra, running pretty well in Class 7S, got into the second lap and broke a "down bar". The bad thing about that is that it's what Tudy broke at the Mint. It's even the same one. Tudy says he's got some figuring to do. Danny Letner has had a couple of miserable races. He crashed at the Baja 500, and had to virtually rebuild his car between then and the Fireworks. He got it running just a week before Barstow, but the motor kept losing oil pressure. So they put a spare motor in, and it didn't work quite right either, so Volker, his motor builder, and another mechanic, spent 20 hours trying to make it work right. While they were doing that Danny went to pre-run Barstow, and blew the motor in the pre-runner on Thursday. So he called for help, and Dave Kreisler sent him a spare pre-run motor, and he went out again on Friday, only to blow that motor in the same place the first one had given way. Not only that, but the race motor never would run right, so Danny never got to race at all. Roger Mears became a Loser when, after rolling off the embankment just before the end August 1986 For two thirds of the race it looked as if Jim Stiles had broken his jinx and was going to win Class 10. But. the third lap produced a broken spring plate. again putting the Raceco down and out. of the race, he had someone with a truck tow him a ways before he took off on his own to drive, under power, across the finish line. Roger knew it was o.k., because he knew he hadn't been towed anywhere near the allowable 1 percent of the total mileage of the course. But what Roger forgot was that it is not legal to be assisted within one mile of the finish line. It's Rule G-38, for those of you who may have forgotten it, as we did, right along with Roger. It caught Jack Johnson a year ago at the Mint, and he lost his win that time as Mears did this time. The last lap gets scratched off the record books, and what looked like a win turns into a DNF. We'd like to suggest that we should all keep that in mind, lest more of us find ourselves non-finishers after making a heroic effort. Kurt Schindler became a Loser on the first lap. He and his brother, Keith, had drawn number 201, and were hoping they'd do better than last year when they drew number 200 and went only eight miles. This time Kurt got all the way around almost to the end of the gas line road, and was feeling good about how well he was running. He lost his concentration somehow, just as he got to the biggest roller, and hit it too hard. The car endoed, and the front end was all bent up. He and his passenger got it going again, and they got back in and headed toward their main FAIR pit, just past the start/ finish area. The front end didn't work well, and the tie rods were bent, and it was hard to steer, but he got it there. His brother and father, Bob, rallied 'round to see what had been done to the car, and then, afrer a while, Kurt told his dad he was "really hurtin' " . Bob took a closer look at him, and took hitn to the first aid folks, who told him to go to the hospital. By midnight that night Kurt was having surgery on a broken knee and had also been treated for a split sternum. His leg was put in a cast and he stayed in the hospital for three days, but at this writing he's home and recovering nicely. A little later in the day, but in the same area, along came Dewey Smith in his two seat 1600 car, and he, too, took that roller too fast. Dewey's car landed on its nose, stood there for a moment, and then fell back down on its wheels with a terrible thump. That hurt Dewey's back , and he, too, went off to the hospital. Unfortunately, they discovered that he'd squashed a disc into two pieces. Dewey will be in the hospital for three months, recovering. And we understand that his passenger, sitting right next to him in the car, wasn't hurt at all. We wish Dewey and Kurt speedy recovery, and hope to see them both back at the races real soon. Frank Vessels had a less painful day, but a frustrating one. First of all, he had ignition troubles right off the start. Then he blew all his belts off and had no power steering. Then he changed the power steering pump, and he had a flat, and it was still the first lap. Then he burned up another steering pump, and then the steering box went. And, finally, the sway bar broke loose and "stirred up everything in the back end." He finished only two laps. Said Frank, "This is a great course!" R. C Jones also lost big at Barstow. disqualified in post race tech after finishing well. The tech problem was reported as illegal fenders. but checking the photo of the car and the one from the Baja Internacional. where he won Class 5-1600. the fenders all look the same. Dusty Times

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.. The Bell Brothers Score a Long Overdue Victory at the Virginia City 100 Text & Photos: Joe Stephan Tim and Jerry Bell rolled right along in the Bunderson and took the overall victory .as well as C{ass 2 with a nearly flawless ten laps. · For brothers Tim and Jerry Bell it was a long time coming. They got their start in off road racing with VORRA and have been competing for several years now. If they were to win their · first VORRA race, then their popular victory in the Virginia City 200 was a fitting one. They got the overall victory in their Class 2 Bunderson racer. Some 62 entries made the sixth annual trek to one of the last wild west 'towns in the world for VORRA's premier race at Virginia City, Nevada. The course was the familiar 20 mile loop through the surrounding desert and mountains, with two miles of every lap going through the streets of the colorful old town, once the richest mining town in the world. The route this year showed the damage from heavy snow, one of the worst winters on record in the area. To say that the course was rough ..yas an understatement, since only 21 entries finished the race and · many more ended up upside down. Following a red light and siren parade through town, 59 vehicles took Tyler Mort's "flashy" green fl;ig. Leaving two at a time, drag racing style at 20 second intervals, the racers soon had the ground thundering as if the 1859 gold and silver rush was back. In Class 1 Garen McCune, Chassis Works, and Al Baker, RS-3, were first off the line, but they were soon part of a torrid battle for the overall lead with Roy Clouse's big V-8 powered Mirage. In the fight also was Chris Saxon, trying for his second in a row and third Virginia City overall win, and he was co-driving with Patrick Verling, whose family was also going for a third straight overall win here. Last year's Class 10 winner Michael Thprnton, who won Class 1 and overall at the: previous VORRA series event at Yerington, returned from Idaho to try for this one as well. However, one by one, gremlins struck these entries. Thornton's Chenowth nearly got taken out on lap 3 by Da_vid Harmon's Bronco as they rounded a street intersection coming into town, but he still had pulled out a strong overall lead. He was cruising toward another VORRA victory when the steering coupler broke onlap 8. He limped to town where his crew tried to weld things together, but in another halflap it was over, as was the attempted three class Idaho sweep. It came down to a battle of survival. Chris Saxon lost the engine oil sump-plate a mile from the start/finish pit, and he finished lap 4 on a tow rope. Patrick Verling broke three tie rod ends in another troubled run for the team, after taking over from Saxon half way ih the race. Then his crew claimed that he was waved around on an extra lap, but the Scoring team could not find such a record. If he did an extra lap, it was a fast one, since the team won the eight car Class 1 race with total time of 6:22.06. Except for the Sportsman class, the slow time for Class 1 means the class will start last at the next Virginia City race. Garen ~McCune and Larry Zimmerman were second in Class 1 with a 6:40.20 E.T., and they were the only other finishers in class as well. Chris Cash made it two in a row for last year's Class 10 winning Chenowth by taking the class loot back to Idaho with a 5:29.37 winning run in the Chenowth. After topping the se_ven car field he said, "It was one of those race:; that was won by someone else," since the Hea'rt team gave him a tire on course, and another, unknown pit crew changed, a flat after flagging him down at Check 1. He finished with rear tires from the Dust Dodgers team. After so many flats, and no more spares, and after t_he exhaust system broke, Cash backed out of it and cruised to a five minute win over the Kevin Ohnstad/ Rick Bower .Eagle. Along with a couple of flats, Bower, who got in midway, · broke the shifter off on his first lap as he started up Six Mile Canyon. He drove the rest of the way by reaching behind the seat to grab the U-joint to shift. Ohnstad and Bower · were still almost 30 minutes ahead of third placing Chuck Vahldick and Ray Schriever, Funco, up from southern California for their first VORRA race. · After the race Rick Bower said that heavy credit should go to Chris O'Berg, last year's desert points series winner. O'Berg had his first DNF in 30 VORRA races, and Bower stated no one would have caught him if he kept running the way he was. Leading the points again coming into the race, O'Berg was leading Class 10 by a big margin, and led overall when he hit a tree on lap 7 and broke the steering on the Raceco. In his usual last minute rush to make the race, O'Berg pulled into Check 1 on the first lap, and discovered he's forgotten a stub can. The checkpoint captain refused to give him a stub, so Chris yanked a full beer from the hand of a spectator and put it on - his car, and got back in the race, with the stubs floating on beer foam. Rounding out the finishers in Class 10 were Eric and Pat Verling, nearly an hour behind the winners. Can anyone stop Don German in the Heavy Metal 4x4 class? Reckoning he's won over 125 races in the last ten years in the same Chevy powered Class 14 WHlys/Jeep, the 1985 VORRA Overall Champion once. again put on a stellar performance. He took a strong fourth overall at 5:19.00, and the class win. This despite being down to two wheel drive from the fourth lap, and starting in 45th spot. German also denied having autocross experience, but he slickly passed former Mint winner Marshall Mahr, Class 3 Jeep, · going through the tight, new chicane used to slow the racers coming into the start/fin1sh line. Mahr, at 63 years of age, said, "I don't fly around the course anymore, I sashay around it!" Roy Clark and Kirt Wheeler got their Class 4 Jeep Honcho to .the line too late to start with the class. In fact they started behind the Sportsman field, but did not argue at all about starting 15 spots behind. Clark went racing and caught German on lap 6 . going into the rugged new "boulder garden", roughed up by last winter's weather. With German in his sights, Clark got a little anxious, hit the rough stuff too hard and broke the steering dampner. He said he couldn't steer much the last four laps, but he took a strong second in the eight rig class with a 5:25.16 time. Shane Hutchings was the, third and final Class 4 finisher, his Jeep Honcho doing the ten laps in 5:54.58. · Kent Bullock proved that Lee Iacocca really does build tough trucks. Kent and Bill Kennedy rolled their Dodge 4x4 eight times over an embankment. Crawling out through the windshield area, they walked a mile back to town. Bullock's brother headecf the rescue, and after winching the race truck out Chris Cash won Class 10 top honors, and here he signals _his pit crew as he slides through the chicane approaching the start/finish line. Starting at the Virginia City train station, Chris O'Berg's Class 10 racer just pulls ahead of the slick Jeep Honcho of Shane Hutchins. · Off the line Jim Thral's one of a kind 4 WO '56 Corvette leads the eventual Sportsman winning Baja Bug of Mark Bradshaw and Ken Heuring. The early Class 1 battle was between Garen McCune. leading here, and Chris Saxon. who with Patrick Verling. eventually won the class title. Page 38 August -1986 ~usty Ti111es

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Michael Thornton looked to repeat his Yerington overall win. as he passed David Harmon's Bronco, but broken steering put him out on lap 7. At the finish line VORRA President Ed Robinson congratulates Charging through Virginia City, the Hi Jumper of Wes and Jeff Tim and Jerry Bell on their outstanding drive to the overall Elrod is about to be overtaken by Chris Cash in his Class 10 victo ry. _ winning Che.nowth. • I Bunderson Class 2, which brother Terry towed from Las Vegas, never missed a beat other than one fla:t and a loose CV bolt. The Bells were a model of consistency, and it added up to a well deserved 5:02.34 overall victory. Tim, who drove the entire distance was literally speechless at the finish line. After a champagne bath, he thanked his · family, his crew and Kevin ~ Bunderson, for always putting together such a strong running race car. were two County Commission-ers, who had VORRA President ·Ed Robinson between them as they plied him with beer and invited him back next year! There were absolutely no hassles, with the race or in town. Despite some real competition. Don German swept to yet another Heavy Me.ta/ Running strong and steady, Sam Berri and Rick DiBasilio got their vintage Chenowth home in second at 5:27.18. Craig Redding and David Arnold drove their older Hi Jumper into third 'in class with a 6:03.21 E.T. Ace and Steve Bradford had · worked their Eagle tandem into second with a ·virtually trouble winning time of 6:16.53. The win came after - fellow Idaho racers Chris and Paul· Klick and local driver . Rick Cave both re~ired their Baja Bugs on the last lap after taking turns leading the race. As last year, the Sportsmen had the largest class at 14 starters, and as last·year, there w ere only two finishers. Second this round were the 1985 winners here, John Foody and Jim Duncan. This year · they brought their 1600 Baja Bug home second and last with a 6:34.32 time. Going to "who went the furthest" tie breakers for the usual Sportsman trophies, five were Baja Bugs in the "run what ya brung" class. Even adversity is fun at Virginia City. After the race Rob Smith proudly-proclaimed he got hit big coming down the switchbacks from checkpoint 1 and almost joined the exclusive "Mike Farris Flying Club." Farris, who last year went over the side there and fell 150 feet upside down into a tree, got smart this year and ran checkpoint 3. Shane Hutchins perhaps-best summed up racing Virginia City, He described several errors that sent him off course, saying, "All you do here is hit rocks and go through the sagebrush!" title, driving his venerable but effective Chevy powered Jeep. · of the holes, they cha~ged a tire and did some first aid, then limped the badly smashed truck some 19 miles to the main pit. _ After heavy repairs they rejoined the fray, and got in five laps before the seven h0ur time allowance ran out. A f·ubilant, champagne spraying Bul ock said from the crumpled roof, "I'd like to thank my roll cage builder ~ ME!" The eleven car 1-2-1600 race proved to be a thriller when Scott. Schaupp and John Mcfarlane came in the surprise winners. Their Chrisco was the second car in, and first in class, with a time of 5: 11.08, good for second overall as well. They, drove the last lap stuck in third gear too! Schaupp, who drove the first five laps, said the car ran flawlessly otherwise, but-he called it "the roughest course I've ever run in rriy life." Running an ancient Hi Jumper two seater as a single, class points leader Rick Frock rolled into impound a strong second in class, third to fi.nish and also third overall in a 5:14.38. Frock took up off road racing when his step-father and long time VORRA racer Chris Blanke went bike racing. The definitely "un-trick" buggy ran obsolete tires and did not have a pumper helmet installed. Frock was seen walking around with a dust facial due to the open face helmet and goggles he uses. Bill Landon and Clay Halstedt brought their Hi Jumper in third with a fifth overall 5:22.16 time. Fourth in 1600 class went to Jon "Rocky" Johnson, who drove the whole way in Roger Shuman's Mirage to a 5:35.09 time. He registered his protest to the Cranston . desert bill by dragging a large bush across· the line. (Hardly the way to do it -ed.) The race for fifth and sixth was the closest of the day. Frank Offenhauser, Jr. topped last place Roy Gust by a slim 13 Dusty Times second margin. The 1600 race should have gone to Dennis Kordonowy, who led most of the distance. He broke a shock mount on lap 2, lost another shockon lap 3, and . ditched the bad handling Funco on lap 4 and had to be pulled out by a spectator. Dennis had just taken back the class lead on the last lap,and was just three miles from the finish when he broke a tie rod end and went ·sailing off Six Mile Canyon. The Elrod clan were · in the thick of their only desert· race each year. Primarily short course aces, the family makes the Virginia City event their annual vacation, "since it's always a good time." This year they drove their somewhat tired, short co_urse HiJumperin 1600classat this race, and they _ are waiting completion of a new race car. With a strong run going, Jeff relieved Wes midway, but metal fatigue broke a trailing arm -on lap 7:. Third group off the line, the U .car combined Class 2 and 5 rnce was a wild, tight battle. Joe Falloon and Don Ward, out for the last time before the new car is ready, broke a crank on lap 6 while going for second. David .and Teri Hinz got into it too hot and cooled off with a dip in the drink right below the town, sewage plant. Taking four laps to get out, they showed up in the pits looking like mud baggers instead of off road racers. On the road again, they made it four miles up to Sign Hill, then stuck the Sandhawk in another ditch after missing an off camber turn. Also dropping out were Emory Brazell and Tom Morton, who got the long tow credit, coming from San Diego for their first VORRA race. ~ While all this was going on, Tim and Jerry Bell just kept rolling along in a super strong performance that saw them pass 20 cars, 11 on the first lap! The · free run, when a steeringU-joint broke on lap 9. Hastily rigged repairs allowed Steve to limp home fourth and last with a time of 6:31.25. Beating the Class 1 winning time were the Sportsman class winners, Mark Bradshaw and Ken Heuring. They started last in the 1600 Baja Bug, and posted a It was another great race time in Virginia City. The purse of $9000 cash plus another $3000' in contingencies came from good people like Yokohama Tires. The citizens and businessmen. of the town and surrounding commun-ities once again rolled out the red carpet and good times. The beer sales must be phenomenal. The Virginia City 200 has become such a fixture, the Sheriff left town, the Fire Chief left town and the County Roads Director went on vacation. All that stayed It is a tough course with mountain running, the 7000 foot high country elevation, and the open mine shafts that discourage short coursers. Plus the fun of racing through the streets of a still wild west town all adds up to VORRA's Virginia City 200, the biggest little off road race in the world. BERLIN presents the TIRE CENTERS, INC. of Phoenix NINTH ANNUAL SNOWFLAKE BUGGY BASH AUGUST 30TH, 1-986 C~JI D ]~[g] ARIZONA DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION CONTACT: (602) 252-1900 -P.O. Box 34810, Phoenix, Arizona 85067 August 1986 Page 39

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SPRING RUN 101 Jeff and Kevin Probst Dominate at the Crandon Caper By Brenda Parker The Spring Run 101 was the first of a series of two races to be held at Crandon, Wisconsin this summer. 'fhey are both part of the Formula Desert Dog Series. This was the second year for a spring race at Crandon, way up north in the Wisconsin woods. · By all estimates it was a success with 112 entries. Each class ran a 30 minute heat and the races took place over a two day schedule on June 14 and 15. The racing started on Saturday with Class 5-1600. This run was an easy victory for Ron Karlman in his Armstrong shod Baja Bug. Finishing second was Roger W oulfe, and Phil Freimuth took third: Class 2-1600 was the next class on the starting grid. It is always a big class in this part of the off road world because two people can share the cost of the car and take turns driving it. There were 18 entries this year. Coming off the green flag and driving to an easy victory was Illinois champion Kevin Probst in his Armstrong sponsored Berrien. Chuck Williams, also in a Berrien with Armstrong rubber, held second for three laps until Scott Taylor's BFGoodrich sponsored Elimin-ator passed him. The race for fourth place was really exciting in this tough class, pitting Dave Vandermissen, Jr., Steve T sarpalas, Dick Knutson and Mike Brue against each other for several laps of the close to two mile track. Vandermissen's General Tire sponsored racer and Tsarpalas in a Berrien finally broke away from the other two drivers and raced each other until Steve put a move on Dave and got around to take over fourth place. Steve stayed there until the last lap when he got a little over anxious and rolled over, dropping to seventh. At the flag on this heat it was Probst, Taylor, Williams, Vandermissen and Todd Wallace, who had moved past both Knutson and Brue. After this race I talked with Mel Freimuth, who is 74 years young and still racing. He said that he still enjoys getting on the off road tracks, and competing with the youngsters. Only six cars took the green Page 40 Photos; Deb Freimuth/Gil Parker It was a good weekend for the Probst clan as Jeff drove his Berrien to victory after a race long dice for the lead in Class 1-1600. flag in Class 1. By lap 6 there were only four. cars left, and by the end of the race only three cars were still on the track. Getting these high powered machines to run for even 30 minutes seems to be a real problem. I heard one driver speculate that he may drop out of this class and concentrate on Class 9. Kevin Probst shot his Berrien into an early lead in Class 1 and he was never headed. Scott Taylor kept his Eliminator behind him in second for five laps, then retired with a blown engine. Dave Vandermissen, Sr., in his Class 2 racer, moved into second place where he finished. Mike Paulson ran a strong third until lap 10, when he was suddenly down and out. This · moved Doug Bils, who drove all the way from Ohio to Crandon for this race, into third. Probst, Vandermissen and Bils were the only cars still running by the end of the heat. Kevin Probst said after the race that he had a rod knocking, so he had to take it easy for the last half of the heat. In Class 11, a Challenger type class, it was Mike Renkas who won handily. Following him in second place was Matt Thelstad, and taking third and fourth respectively was Curtis Gerald and Dennis Freimuth. In this class an unidentified car drove from the pits to the barn, a distance of a quarter of a mile, dragging a floor jack behind him. It seems that someone in his pit told him to go and he did. He dragged his jack man for several feet before he let go. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Class 8 was next. The trucks are popular in Wisconsin and this class always has a good entry. Matt Foltz led the Class 3 action in his Bronco for a time. but at the flag he had to settle for second place in the class. AUgust 1986 The big winner in Wisconsin, Kevin Probst flies down the back chute in his Berrien Laser en route to a resounding victory in Class 1. Dave Vandermissen, Sr. hops past the comer workers in the trees. He won the Class 2 honors and was second in Class 1 in the same Funco. Jack Flannery is one of the leading drivers in Class 8, a hometown Crandon racer in his Ford F-150. Flannery proved his power again this weekend by · jumping to ari early lead, and he was never challenged en route to victory. Kevin Pence had moved his Chevy into second place by lap 3, and he stayed there until lap 8 when the engine died. Frank Hood was running third until his engine let go, and he dropped out. Pete Matzke and Dennis Ferdon put on a good show for the large, home town crowd, but Flannery had no problems winning this heat. The 1650cc single and two seat cars in Class 9 and 10 respectively were featured in the first race on Sunday. These combined classes put 17 cars on the track. Kevin Probst again jumped to an early lead and went on to win the race. He was never in any danger of being passed. Jeff Probst, in another Berrien, was in second place, · and Lee Wuesthoff, Chenowth, was third. Lee managed to stay right on Jeff's tail, and Probst didn't dare make a mistake or Wuesthoff would have had him. Mike Paulson was also in the thick of this race for several laps. Chuck Johnson, who drives a Class 9 owned by Dick Shinnick, came off the green flag and somehow got off the track just as they came around the first tum. He hit a pole, taking down one of the banners that was stretched across the track. He had some damage to his front end, but kept going until he got to the 180° turn in front of the timing tower. He spun out there, and decided to cut across the gully to re-enter the track, not realizing that some of Crandon's famous BIG rocks were in the gully. He got high centered on one, and by the time he was pushed free, he was down three laps. Tom Schwartzburg-ran a consistent fifth with Rod Attig, out of Dixon, Illinois, putting the pressure on him. Rod finally got a chance to get around Tom and finished fifth. At the checkered flag it was Kevin Probst, Jeff Probst, Lee Wuesthoff, Mike Paulson, Rod Attig and Tom Schwartzburg. The biggest class of the weekend was Class 1-1600, with some 20 starters including several 2-1600 cars who had double entered. Winning this Wisconsin charger Ron Kartman had an easy run in the Class 5-1600 action. winning top honors with a wire to wire leading performance. Dusty Times

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Jumping i[)to his two seat Berrien. it was Kevin Probst again in Class 2-1600. as the Illinois based racer led this bash from flag to ~lag. Driving his two seat Eliminator. Scott Taylor was second in both 1-1600and2-1600. but he came back to win outright in the limited championship race. class was Jeff Probst, but right on his heels, leaving Jeff no room for an error, was Lee Wuesthoff. In an exciting. duel they were bumper to bumper the entire race. Probst was driving one of his Berriens and Lee drives a Berrien sponsored by Concours Motors. Chuck Williams was in the hunt for several laps with Scott Taylor close behind him. Scott finally made the pass on Chuck when they got into lapped traffic and Chuck dropped off the pace when a lapped car got between him and Taylor. Mike Seefeldt and Greg Smith were fighting for fifth place, and Gale Brockie and Jim Dooley were going head to head for seventh spot. The good, hard racing was back here in the middle of the pack. When the checkered flag dropped and the dust cleared it was Probst, Taylor, Wuesthoff, Williams, and one lap down, Seefeldt, Smith, Dooley and Brockie. Class 3 was one of the most exciting races of the afternoon as far as the crowd was concerned. It pitted Matt Foltz, Jeep CJ, and Paul Fahey against each other for the win. Foltz held onto the lead until the next to the last lap when Fahey outbraked him on the small incline as they came around the timing tower. Paul moved into the lead and he won the race. Foltz held second and Earl Erikson was third. In Class 6 Sheldon Scray jumped into the lead from the start and he led all the way to victory. Gary Thomas ran second for about half the race, then dropped out with mechan-ical problems. This put Allen Fannin in second, and they finished in that order. When the dust settled from' the many combined class heats, the results were sorted for those earning both SODA and Formula Desert Dog series points. The first three in each class are as follows. Class 1, Kevin Probst, Dave Vandermis-sen and Doug Bils; Class 2, Dave Vandermissen Sr., Ter r y Sevenson and Brian Adams; Class 1-1600, Jeff Probst, Scott Taylor and Lee Wuesthoff; Class 2-1600, Kevin Probst, Scott Taylor and Chuck Williams; Class 3, Ted Frank and Matt Foltz; Class 4, John Witt and Greg Garlach; Class 5-1600, Ron Karlman, Jim Pfeffer and Phil Freimuth; Class 6, Fay Statezny, Class 6 sedan racing is alive and well in Wisconsin. Here Allen Fannin gets ahead of Jeff Polzin heading away from the finish line straight. DustyTimes Crandon ·s favorite home town star Jack Flannery did not disappoint his fans last June. and flew to a convincing win in his Class 8 Ford. Lee Wuesthoff ran behind a Probst nearly all weekend, but in the final un-limited championship dash, Wuesthoff won the tough battle overall. Gary Bradley and Allen Fannin; Class 8, Jack Flannery, Ron Iverson and Pete Matzke; Class 9, Kevin Probst, Jeff Probst, Lee Wuesthoff;, Class 10, Dave Vandermissen, Terry Sevenson and Brian Adams; Class 11, James Hok, Dick Metz and Curt Gerald; Class 13, ( front engine, water pumper buggy) Joey Flannery, George Konitzer and Gary Heidtman; Class 14, Curt LeDuc, John Heidtman and Mark Seidler. the Spring Run 101. !n the rear engine limited championship for 1-1600, 2-1600 and 5-1600 cars, the winner was Scott Taylor, followed by Kevin Probst and Lee Wuesthoff. In the unlimited rear engine group, Classes 1, 2, 9 and 10, Less Wuesthoff won the dash followed by Jeff Probst. All the truck classes compete in the front engine category, and Curt LeDuc won this dash in his Class 14 Ford. Joey Flannery was second and John Heidtman took third. This race and the annual Labor Day event at the same track are put on by the W olfshead Sportsman's Club of Crandon, and it involves many area citizens. I had an opportunity to talk with one of the fellows working the finish line, and he stated that the Club has been putting on the Brush Run 101 in September since 1970. He said the same people turn up each year and do the same jobs, year after year. He could tell you where any one person is on a given day, because they all know where they are needed, and ·that is where they report when they get to the track on race day. He said he wouldn't know what to do on Labor Day weekend if he wasn't working at the race track. Hofefully, this Spring Run race wil grow to be as successful-as the Brush Run 101. When all the points races for various classes are finished, the midwestern custom is.., to run championship races in three categories, arid this is popular at In the front engine championship. Curt Le vc. here behind Jack came out the big winner. and he also won the Class 14 race. Scrambler Long Back Chassis 92• Wheelbase ALL TUBING IS .095 WALL THICKNESS (HRP&O) Dealer Inquiries Invited (314) 947-1723 Scrambler ECONO KITS $125.00 .BURKS Off-Road Racing Ask for Derrel 341 North Drive {314) 947 1723 St. Charles, Missouri 63301 • . August 1986 Page 41

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Pro CanAm's 100 Mile Sagebrush Shootout By Leonard Day Photos: Harvey Otterstrom/ Art Garland For the second time this season David Brown too·k on all classes and won the race overall. Pro Buggy honors, the works in his very tidy Class 5 Baja Bug. June in eastern Washington is not usually known for extremely hot weather. But around Richland, the temperature the week preceeding the Sagebrush Shootout was in the 95 to 102 degree range. Fortunately, on race day, the sky clouded over a bit as the temperature dropped to around 88-90 degrees. It made for a pretty pleasant day for off road racing at the Horn Rapids ORV Park . . This race was the third of a five event series, and it was originally scheduled for another site, known as Littlerock, located in the Capital Forest area just southwest of Olympia, Washing-ton. Availability of insurance for the site was the culprit, so the race was moved to Horn Rapids, the location of the previous race. This time the course ran in reverse ,direction, and ·the distance was shortened to 200 miles to lessen the impact on the track. The same route will be used for the Sundown at Horn Rapids on August 23, and efforts are underway to increase the length of the course to around 50 miles. Last June the race started at 9:00 a.m. sharp, and at the time some of the drivers were not quite ready, and some got left behind. It was probably due in part to the driver_!>' meeting being moved closer to the start time. But, the next race will probably find those drivers at the line on time. First off the line into the 15 mile track was the Pro Buggy class led by Dan Clark Jr., who turned the fast lap of the day in 17:29. Clark continued in command of the race with five very consistent and quick laps, .but the engine suddenly overheated and came apart in the typical VW fashion. 1986 seems to be Gayle. Hodson's year to have a difficult time getting past the first lap. 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We'll answer your· application. questions without hassle. UNIQUE Also, ask about our full llne of other racing metal fabrication services ... METAL PRODUCTS, Down from 70 Mile House, British Columbia, was the REA Racing Team. They went home a little disappointed in the spiffy Class 8 truck they campaign against the Pro Buggies. Somewhere on the first lap the upper control arm on the right side shattered, and.could not be repaired, and sidelined them for the day. Todd Springer's mount completed the first lap in a relatively slow time and was not seen again. Larry Olson finally got in 13 pretty good laps, and was finally able to shake his car down after some extensive modifications. John Winkes and his wife/ crew chief had rotten luck all day from the start. Seems a carb fire right before the start/ finish line on lap 2 was going to end his day, but the crew was able to overcome the problems and the team was able to finish 13 of 14 laps for fifth place. Mike Strong started off a little too cautious on the first lap, but then turned on the power through lap 6. Then the times indicate he experienced some difficulties throughout the rest of the race, but did complete 14 laps for a respectful fourth place. Joe Kellogg and Ron Sanislo had a better outing this time than · they have had in the last two years, taking third place. But, one wonders why Ron always leaves his pit stop before his wife gets out from under the car. After the It was a tight dice in Class 1-2-1600, and at the flag Russ and Bruce Lierman won the see saw battle for victory with a slim time margin. There wasn 't much competition after the first lap in the Sportsman Buggy bunch, but Ki Chaney and Mike Emter carried on to win the class points. Bob Nyeste. here passing secondplace Ken Sanislo's buggi took the 4x4 lead on the last lap and carried the class purse back to Canada. The Quads came out on top at Horn Rapids, as Tom Carlton took top spot in the separate race that combined both 3 whe lers and quad runners. Bill Jackson·s Jeep based modified 4x4 looks strong here. but the driver from Oregon was out of the race on the eighth lap. Art and Rob Johnson turned some good times early in the race. but the Ford Bronco was parked after covering just six laps. Page 42 August 1986 Dusty Times

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Clark entry went down · with a blown engine, the battle became a two car showdown between the open buggy of Ken Sanislo and Steve Mettie and the Class 5 of David Brown. The Sanislo/ Mettie entry came out second best, when they turned 'five or six laps a minute or two slower than Brown. Brown's consistent times earned his top spot in Pro Buggy, and he won the race overall with a time of 4:22.4 7. He has won overall before in this series. The four car field of Pro 1600s was next off the line led by the Caudle/Shape entry, who have had nasty luck each time out this year in their newly remodeled Fuoco SS 2. This outing wasn't much better, but they did manage four laps to bounce some of the bugs out before blowing a motor. Ron Arthur hasn't been out much this year, but he ran strong until lap. 8, where problems including two rear flats put him on the trailer for the rest of the day. Robert Murphy had an eight minute lead in 4x4 action going into the last lap. but problems dropped hi':' to second at the checkered flag. Ffrst place seemingly changed hands each lap between the Larry Manning/ Bill Bailey entry and the Russ and Bruce Lierman car. The crews were closely checking the ·scoreboard all day, and the Lierman boys were able to sneak by and grab the lead, and they hung on for the win. Twelve Pro 4 x 4s were next off the line, and the first slot was occupied by Gordon Scott in his trusty flat fender. He was right in the thick of things until lap 11 and 12, when mechanical trouble slowed him down and shoved him back to a sixth place finish. Art and Rob Johnson were rolling along with good times, but dropped out of the race after completing just six laps. Bill Jackson had serious problems on lap 4 and lap 6, and he retired on· lap 8 to save the equipment. Steve Farrell and Larry Garman ended up on the right side of the close battle for third in Pro 4x4s. and their. Jeep arrived in third place. · Local resident racer Mike Tobin seemed to develop retirement trouble on lap 4, but managed to hang in for seven laps. Dale Jinkerson had two good laps, then a disaster struck, and he managed to cover eight l11ps. The Gray Ghost is back on course, but reincarnated frotn a Chevy to a Toyota. The V -6 powered 4 x 4 driven by Gerry Irvine was quiet as ever, but, as all new cars go, it had a few minor problems along with a broken transfer case that took its toll on lap 10. In a tight race, the fifth, fourth and third place 4 x 4s of Phil Ed Burnap was part of the three way struggle in 4x4 class for the third spot. but his Bronco ended up taking fourth place. Jack Mamo sails down a sand wash in his highly modified 4x4. but the course took its toll and Mamo was out early in the race. Dusty Times Dean·, Ed . Burnap and Steve Farrell were separated by only nine minutes at the checkered flag. Robert Murphy had an eight minute lead all day and into the white flag lap, but lost it to Bob Nyeste when he lost his front wheel drive and had a fuel problem, and he finished second. Bob Nyeste ran 14 consistent laps and took first in 4 x 4 Pro Class, and indicated he is back in the hunt for the series championship. · Only two entries left the line in the Sportsman Buggy Class and it was no contest. The Ki Chaney/Mike Emter entry had it all the way after Greg Hayes dropped out after the first lap. Tom Willette rode off the line first in the seper a te 3 wheeler/quad/Odyssey race, and he hung on in the lead for two laps. John Garner and Curtis Upton had a good dice for third and fourth place, with Garner taking third by only 36 seconds. Randy Branson couldn't overcome the heat so he turned the trike over to Don Otterstrom for the last two laps and finished last. Tom Carlon started in fifth spot and had his quad in first place on the third round of the five lap race. Tom finished the 75 miles in the good time of . 1:41.53. Only three Odysseys left the line. Van Stahley was first away and also first down, on lap 4, leaving the battle to Earl Fahrney and his mom, Diane Fahrney. Earl learned early to run from mother, and she couldn't catch up. Earl won the race and Diane finished 15.58 behind him for second spot. The August race at the Horn Rapids ORV Park will be a night race. New areas are being developed for a longer course, and 'it should be an interesting run. For information call (206) 242-1773 after 6:00 p.m. August 1986 Joe Kellogg and Ron Sanislo had a relatively trouble free run in their Pro Unlimited buggy. and they charged to a fine third overall finish. Larry Olson covered a strong 13 laps in his refurbished Pro Buggy racer. and his times were good for sixth place in the class. Gerry Irvine switched from a Chevy to'a Toyota for his new · broken transfer case put the rig out of action on lap 10. CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER.HOUSE K & N FILTERS - RAPID COOL . TRI MIL - WELD RACING WHEELS BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE . ~ HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/ V 011,oad Rac:ecat - \))I" BEARD SEATS - PARKER PUMPER Parts & Accessories YOKOHAMA TIRES - SUPER TRAPP -GEM GEARS -KYB SHOCKS - SWAY-A-WAY TRANSAXLE PARTS - KC HILITES - McKENZIE AIR FILTERS -WRIGHT PLACE -DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT - NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE RllC/,;C ..-HIIIS OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday -Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. I BEFORE YOU BUY -TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I 12945 SHERMAN WAY -NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 (818) 765-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page 43

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..,,,,-~• Susquehannock Trail Pro Rally By Thomas D. Grimshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Making it three for three in 1986, John Buffum, Tom Grimshaw and the Audi Sport Quattro won overall by a husky margin of over five minutes. Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is one of my favorite towns. I hate to go there each year, but it's still one of my favorite towns. Let me explain. l don't like airplanes. I guess everyone knows that by now and I guess you're tired of hearing it. But consider what I have to go through to get to Wellsboro from Kansas. First, there's the 7:00 a.m. flight to Chicago, then the 9:30 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh, then the biggee -the final leg into Williamsport, PA on a wee bit of a thing that bounces, yes, BOUNCES,. through the sky. It looks like a Saltine Cracker box with wheels, and you can't stand up in it! circuit. Not only is the organization top notch, but the atmosphere about the town just makes you [eel good. It's nice to be wanted. And the people of Wellsboro .always make us feel welcome. It's just one of those towns you just want to wander around in. Strange things are happening in PRO Rallying. People are beating down the gates to enter events these days. There were ninety-tim pre-entries for the STPR. I can't explain it. Maybe we've been discovered. Sometimes I arrive at a rally and immediately get the feeling it's going to be a nasty run. I'm not sure what it is, but I can tell when things aren't going to go like they're planned. Perhaps it was the crash and trip to the hospital at last years STPR, but I don't think so. I've had the same feeling arriving at other events. John Buffum also had the same feeling, a sense that something doesn't quite fit. We di~ussed it with each other and with our crew. We warned them that things were going to go to hell during the night and we'd probably become hard to live with. preparation and study, get all the equipment working exactly right, put every thing in its proper place. Maybe it's the . old gunfighter's syndrome, the reason he always strapped down his pistol in exactly the same way. Under stress, he wanted to reach down and always feel the grip hit his hand in exactly the same place -without thinking about it. Saturday morning, our mileage counters stopped working. The Quattro spittered and sputtered, threatening to go on strike, I lost the keys to the rental car, my eggs tasted like microwaved cardboard, my helmet didn't fit, I couldn't hear anything over the intercom, my Rod Millen posted some hot times in his new 4x4 Mazda RX-7, but a pair of ii/-timed flat tires put him down to second overall at the finish. pencil ran out of lead, and my Jockey shorts seemed determined to make me a eunuch. I didn't even bother reaching for my gun. I knew it wasn't there. Saturday morning we also got word that the opening stage with its famous river crossing finish line, where several thousand spectators gather each year, was scrubbed. Seems the rains raised the river to door handle level. SCCA PRO Rally Director, Dave Thompson, tried to make the crossing in some large 4WD vehicle and was swept down river. The wrecker crew insisted he wade in to attach the tow cable, proving even truck drivers have more sense than SCCA executives. Saturday afternoon, ninety-one cars lined up around the old Village Green in the center of Wellsboro and prepared to begin the third round in the '86 national championship series. Rod Millen and co-driver, Harry Ward, moved their beautifully prepared Mazda RX-7 to the start line and the 1986 STPR began. The opening stage was an eighteen mile run along the rim of Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon. The rain laid a fine layer of slime on the road surfaces and gave us IJlOre than the usual number of opportunities to fall a long way down and bend our hippies. Because of the many rally deaths that seem to be occurring everywhere this year, except the U.S., the SCCA has introduced a new rule - teams averaging more than 70 MPH on a stage will be scored automatically at 70 MPH only. In other words, if several teams do a stage at a speed in excess of 70 MPH, they all tie. They all get scored at 70 MPH for the length of the stage. There aren't many cliff edge roads in PRO Rallying where we average more than 70 MPH, but the STPR's opening stage is one of them. Millen won the opener with an average in excess of 73 MPH. We averaged 72. We were the only two teams that beat the 70 MPH limit, and we were tied. Millen wasn't too thrilled. He'd won the stage but gained no advantage in taking it to the limit and beyond. After Rim Run everyone who was able went back to Wellsboro and parked again at The Green to await the start of the real rally at sundown. The folk singer sang, a local group barbecued hundreds of chickens, spectators fondled the muddy cars and took pictures of muddy drivers and the rain held off for a short time. As I was gathering my bits and This year, that final leg was more frightening than usual. There were THUNDER STORMS everywhere. We lurched between clouds and lightning strikes, circled Williamsport for about thirty minutes, and finally the pilot announced, "Well, I'd like to find a hole in this folks but we're getting low on fuel so we have no choice. We 're going in." "WE'RE GOING IN?" I wet my pants and the guy's pants across the aisle from me. You sit real close in these things. It used to rain every year at the Susquehannock Trails PRO Rally. Then about three years ago we began to enjoy the wonderfulness of blinding dust. Not this year. It rained so hard during my drive to Wellsboro, I had to park and wait with the rest of the locals who couldn't see their hood ornaments. It didn't stop raining until Sunday morning and the rally was over by then. The only way to combat such a feeling is to work just a bit harder, do more detailed Californians Richie and Howard Watanabe drove the Dean Blagowsky and Sherri Morgan scored their third Toyota Corolla to a fine eighth overall, and they were third straight second place in GT Production. driving Dean·s Of course it was entirely my own fault. I lugged my golf clubs all the way from KC. Wash the car and it rains, every time. Carry golf clubs across the country and in Group A as well. new Dodge Shelby Turbo. -.:,it rains, every time. This was.the tenth anniversary of the STPR. It's always one of, the premiere ·event~ on · the .. Page 46 Jori Woodner,.an.d Tony Si-rcombe had a good night in the Peugeot T-16. placing th.i.r.d. than.two minutes.behind Bod Mil/en's Mazda. 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It was Dodge City at the rally. as Ken and Diane Houseal put their Shelby Charger Turbo home third in the GT Production class. Guy Light and Jon Wickens finished second in Production in the Winner of the Production class in Washington. Paul Choiniere VW GT/, and Light is leading the class on championship points . was leading in the Audi when a road blockage delayed him and pieces to carry back to the motel , an elderly rnan asked me if we were the guys he'd seen on television the week before, on The One Lap of America. I said, yes, we were. He said, "You got beat didn't you? You lost." I said, yes, that was true. He just smiled and walked away. l still think Rod Millen sent him to remind me it is always possible to lose. for the year. he was fourth. At 7:00 p.m. we all loaded up and headed for the mountains. We won the next stage by a few seconds, then Millen won one by less than two seconds, then we won the next by three seconds, and on and on to Stage 6. At the start of Stage 6we held a twenty-five second edge over the Mazda. Because of a timing glitch at a previous control we'd passed Millen and were running first on_ the road. Canadians Bo Skowronnek and Terry Epp got the ra ther large looking Volvo 242 T around fas t enough for second in Group A. fifth overall. Despite fuel feed trouble, Doug Shepherd and Ginny Reese took their 14th straight class win, leading a Dodge sweep in the GT Production class. At the following service stop our crew was all excited as they reported that Millen had radioed his crew to meet him at the end of Stage 6 with some spare tires. Seems he had a problem. The problem · was the loss of both left side tires as he slammed the RX-7 into a bank at speed. With only a single spare on board, Millen was forced to limp through the stage to get to his sevice crew and we gained about five minutes. End of rally. Despite the fact we always seemed to be just a tick off key throughout the STPR, we won our third championship event of the '86 season by five minutes, plus -our biggest margin yet this year. John and I both felt good about the win. We knew it was going to be a mean run, one of those that never feels just right. But we concentrated on staying cool and steady and waiting. And it paid off. And we never once yelled at each other. Following .their trip into the boonies, Millen and Ward went to work to move back up to second overall. Jon Woodner and Tony Sircombe (who also visited the Wellsboro Hospital last year) were holding second place in their Peugeot T16 but Millen figured · he could catch .him. By the second to last stage in the early morning hours, Millen needed only. thirty seconds to move past Woodner, but Jon tightened up his belts and beat the Mazda by a few seconds. That caught Millen's attention and he turned up the ·mental boost to · take second overall away from Woodner on the final stageofthe rally. The slippery road surfaces · exacted a harsh price from several teams behind us. Alan Carter brought a brand new beautifully prepared VW Golf from California to have a go at Group A honors. On an early stage, the car bounced into a mound in a fast bit of road arid rolled itself into a ball - a total write off. ~ Michiganders, Dan and Betty Gilliland, were creating quite a stir throughout the night with some very good stage times until they a_lso rolled their open class AMC Eagle SX4. Some minutes later, John Crawford put his P Class Dodge Omni on its roof on the same One Lap of America '.'winner Nelson Shepard. with Brian Maxwell navigating the Oodge·shelby. ,took' ti surprise victory in the Production· Class .. Dusty Times stage. When co-driver, Joe Andreini finally climbed out of the squashed Omni he was greeted by Betty Gilliland. Seems the Omni landed on · the Eagl,e. "The Eagle has landed and has been landed upon." Doug Shepherd, who has not lost his class since the start of the · 1985 championship season, almost broke his . string at the STPR. His . GT Class Dodge Turbo Shelby suffered from fuel starvation through two thirds of the rally. When the problem was finally solved, Shepherd and co- · driver, Ginny Reese, had the run of their lives to gain yet another class win. Gary and Judy Gooch, in from Union City, California, lost the starter on their Dodge Shelby Turbo but kept the car running to finish the rally. However, the dead starter did cause a serious problem for another team. John Buffum's stepson, Paul Choin-iere, fresh from a Production Class win in Washington, was about to take his second victory with his Audi 4000 Q until he rounded a blind corner and found the Goochmobile side-ways in the road. He bashed into it, then got out to help them swing their car around (remem-ber the dead starter?) and he, and co-driver, Scott Weinheimer, pushed the Dodge until it restarted. The delay cost Choiniere the class win. · Canadian, Niall Leslie, had an interesting experience in his new P Class Toyota Corolla GTS. The exhaust pipe was so hot it lit - the rear bumper on fire. Leslie claimed the flames were three feet high, until the silly plastique we find on almost all cars these days, bubbled away and he continued on to finish. Nelson Shepard from Willis-ton, VT has been improving with· each drive. At the STPR he fina!Jy put his Dodge Shelby in first place in Production Class. Shepard is the same driver who aced Buffum and I on The One Lap of America. Must have some good mambo-mambo going for him this year. As you probably know by now, John Buffum's ex-crew chief, Salty Saltal_ano is managing his own team this year. He has a factory deal with a Group A VW GTI and past Canadian driving champion, Walter Boyce, behind the wheel. They worked out all the bugs in Pennsylvania and took their first class win of '86. So another STPR is history. Now we move on to Little Rock, Arkansas in July. Should be an On home ground Pennsylvanians Cal and Karen Landau whippe.dlhe'ir Dodge Omni home a strong_ third in the tight running Production class. ' ,-. t August 1986 interesting show since it's a new event on the calendar, and a new course we've never run before. · All the championship divi-sions are shaping up to be very good battles this year. Buffum and I and the Audi Sport Quattro have taken three for three so far in '86, but Rod Millen has finished second each time and is only fifteen points behind in the standings. With twenty points-for a win and zip for a DNF, we are holding a tenuous lead at best. Same condition in GT Production .Class. Doug Shep-herd has won the first three, but Dean Blagowsky and Sherri Morgan of New . Mexico have taken second each time and are also only fifteen points behind. In both the Standard Production Class and Group A races, a different team has won each of the first three events. Boyce is leading Group A with a win and two seconds but the Karate Kids from California, The Watanabe Brothers, are only eight points behind. Only twelve points separate first and fifth place in Standard Production Class. Guy Light (Michigan ~ Volkswagen) is leading it, but Cal Landau (Pennsylvania - Dodge) is only five points back -and has not finished higher than third this year. It's shaping up to be one hell of a good year for SCCA PRO Rallying. _ • Sunday afternoon, back in Williamsport, I was informed , my cracker box was .cancelled because of mechanical problems (probably caused by our stormy landing three days earlier) and I was granted a free taxi ride and a night's stay at a local motel. 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-Doctor Dwights DirTrix Dominates at A.D.R.A. Third Annual I By Daryl Drake High Country 150 Photos: 3-D Photography Dwight Lundell took the lead on the very last lap i.n his DirTrix. and he won the Pro race overall and in Class 10 by a slim 35 seconds. While most people equate July in Arizona with 100°+ tempera-tures,· the mountains around Flagstaff are cool and refreshing, making them the hot spot for the Arizona Desert Racing Associa-tion (A.D.R.A.) to beat the heat and put on some great racing. Second in the '86 Desert Champion Series, this year's "High Country 150" offered close exciting racing and a wealth of stories for the inevitable bench racing around the campfires. Eighty-six entrants from as far as Fairbanks, Alaska turned out to do battle in the Pro, Sportsman and Beginner divisions. They raced over a 30 mile loop through the mountains and mesas of Coconino National Forest that offered the usual gamut of off road challenges along with some hair raising cliff roads, bottomless cinders and the infamous "jumping pine trees." . The course was very similar to last year's run, only faster, though a lack of rain made for extremely dusty conditions, and driving errors were costly. Ron Brant, Pro Class 1 winner, said he hadn't seen dust so thick since some of the old Mint races. But then what's dust to an off road racer? give up after switching every component in your .ignition system! The Pro division got off at 10 a.m. leaving in this class order: 2, 10, 5, 1, 8, 7, Challenger, and 4. Class 2 fielded nine starters but it was Western 150 winner Gene Greenlee and Mike Skaggs in the Gardner Racing Chaparral Tandem out front for all five laps ( Overall as well), until just about three-quarters of a mile from the finish when they sputtered to a stop, out of gas. They set hot lap of the day, a 4 2 :34 on the second trip. Gene ·ran to a spectator's vehicle and got a ride into the pits, his nine minute lead ticking away. The Gardner pit was out of gas, so he bought some from another and returned to his car as Jerry Foley and Jim Blackmore streaked by in another Chaparral Tandem. Gene rejoined the fray and finished with a time that put him 45 seconds ahead for the win ( since he started behind Foley). However, because Gene had the spectator vehicle run backwards on the course to return him to his car, the A.D.R.A. Competition Board, short of disqualifying Gene, handed down a penalty that put him in sixth place, last among the class's five lap finishers. Greenlee has· filed an appeal on the penalty. In the future, this infraction will result in automatic disqualification. _ So Foley and Blackmore picked up the win at fourth OA with a time of 3:52.13 and a 38.76 mph average in their racer sponsored by Jerry's Electrical Equipment, Foley Tire, Inc., and Barlow Janitorial. Foley said simply, "Nice course. I'm ready to go again!" Gary Anderson and W.K. Moate (DirTrix) ended up second, working their way up from sixth place on lap ohe and finishing seven minutes behind Foley. Jerry's dad, Tom Foley, and Gary Underdown (Woods Vulcan) were next in tor third, 30 minutes back after hitting a tree. Then came Carl Perez and Ross Whitmoyer (Mazda Chaparral) 53 minutes later. They gave special thanks to 3-D's Jane Drake for helping them off a big rock, and checkpoint w.orker Bill Maciewski for giving them· some gas. At fifth came Jerry and Jim Everett (Woods Vulcan), who despite · a ton of troubles, managed to finish seven minutes behind Perez. No other 2s made five laps, but Richard Geisor and Jerry French (DirTrix) nursed a sick tranny for two laps to end up seventh with four laps com-pleted. Five racers entered in Class 10; . four started and four finished all five laps in a thrilling chase. Lap one saw Ed Beard (Chaparral) out front, followed by Jeff Sanders {Beard's), Dwight Lundell (DirTrix), and Mel Jarvis (Sand winder). On lap two, Lundell moved out front as Beard got caught in the dust of race traffic. Jarvis moved into third· and Sanders found himself high centered, almost balanced, on a stump. Lundell finished lap three with two minutes on_ Beard. Jarvis held onto third and Sanders got off the stump with assistance from Rick Vasquez, who'd rolled his Class 1 car nearby. Sanders then righted Vasquez and both rejoined the hunt. Changes on lap four found Beard catching Lundell and heading out with a three second lead, and Sanders getting past Jarvis, who rolled but landed upright. On their final go round, Beard knew he'd have to keepthe pedal to the metal if he was to hold off Lundell. But he got caught behind Class 8's Frank Turben, and Lundell ran relatively dust free to set the class's hotlapat42:52 to take the overall and Class 10 honors with a 35 second margin. His VW Rabbit powerd Dir Trix turned in a time of 3:42:26 to average 40.46 mph. Lundell said, "I was discour-aged at the end oflap one. Air in my brake lines made me have to enter turns easy. The dust was the biggest challenge. We had a good race with Beard - it was exciting and fun. Almost impossible to pass in this dust." Beard commented, "Dusty! And you can 'r take a chance to pass in them big trees ... Lundell did a super job!" Sanders was third nearly an hour behind Lundell, and Jarvis finished fourth, 18 minutes behind Sanders. Three turtles turned out for Class 5, one finished. Peter "l'm-Going-For-The-Overall" Sohren with brother Chad riding shotgun led laps one and two, building up a six minute lead on . Pete Dunshie and Bud Johnson. Bruce and Ryan Wittig, blinded by dust, hit a stump on lap one and went out. Sohren was just two miles out on lap three when a torsion bat snapped on a hard landing and collapsed his rear suspension. So Dunshie cruised for the rest of ·the race and brought the Dunshie Enterprises/DirT rix/Bud John-son Sign & Screen sedan in at ninth overall with a time of 4:15:16 averaging 35.26 mph. He gave special thanks to sponsor and co-driver Bud Johnson. Class 1 had six starters and yielded five 150 mile finishers. On the first lap, T.R. Stump in Larry i Noel's Chaparral led, closely followed by Ron Brant (Raceqo), Dan Foddrill (Chapar-ral), Greg Christy (Homemade), Doc Ingram (Chaparral), and Texican Rick Vasquez (Funco). After two it was Brant, Foddrill, Christy, Ingram, Vasquez and Stump, who had hit a tree and bent up some front end parts. The top three held their positions on lap three, Ingram Jerry Foley picked up the Pro Class 2 honors. Less than a year ago. he ran his first off road race at the Snowflake Buggy Bash. In the unexplained natural phenomena category are the weird intermittent electrical forces that stop cars for no apparent reason. (And play nayoc with 3-D Photography's cor1puter cameras I might add.) M;:iybe it's magnetic forces (the coµrse meanders through many extinct volcanic sites); maybe it's lnpian ghosts -,,but th~ interference seems to· disappear about the time you're ready to Californian Ro;, Brant led the Pro Class 1 ranks from time to time. and when it Alone in Pro Class 4. Buck Griffin ran his Jeep CJ-8 anyhow. and did,the job counted. He won the class at the flag in his Raceco. well. beating the Class 8 time'bY 35 seconds. August 1986 Dusty Times

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held onto fourth, Stump was fifth, and Vasquez spent some time on his roof. Foddrill caught Brant on lap four and built up a four minute cushion. Christy held onto third, Stump took over fourth, Ingram was fifth but had returned to the pits illegally so his lap didn't count, and Vasquez was racing again but an hour down. On the final lap, Foddrill clipped a tree and fell to fourth, Brant took over the lead, Christy moved into second (a fine job in his homemade short wheelbase car) despite hitting a car stopped on the track, Stump was third, · Vasquez fifth and Ingram was out. So Brant took the win in his BFG sponsored Raceco, finish-ing third OA with a time of 3:48:32 and a 39:38 mph average. The San Pedro, California based racer had this to say: "We came up here as a lark after all our troubles in Barstow ... figured we had another 150 miles left on the motor so we took a chance and came up here. "It was kind of a vacation, though the course was extremely dusty. Sure was fun though, a great place to race, trees and mountains a nice change, and even the older cars have a chance here." Brant added he'd like to see more of the California racers turn out next year. "Try it -you'll like it!" The truck classes, 4, '7. and 8 voted to go only fourlaps for 120 miles. Only two Class 8 trucks raced, and the Frank Turben/ Ron Fielder Chevy picked up an easy win after the Nels Tomlinson/Olin James Ford hit a tree on the first lap and fell back 15 minutes. Turben's Armstrong Tires/ Jugan' s Kustom Vehicles/ Turben's Auto Body C-lOended up 19th OA with a time of 3:35:36 and a 33-.40 mph average. "The cinders were tough in a truck, but our Armstrong Tires kept us afloat. We had no troubles and could run in the high 80's on the powerline. A good fun race!" There were only two Class 7's as well, but they put on quite a show. John Randall and Josh Burner in their 7S Jeep Comanche were up to their usual antics, flying high and putting smiles on the fans' and photographers' faces as they roared through the three fast laps, passing Turben on the third. But ten miles into the last lap the carb float stuck, resulting in a minor engine fire and an end to their race. Meanwhile Hank Winter and Pete Dunshie whips through the tall pine trees, keeping it all together to take the victory in the competitive Pro Class 5. · Frank Turben and Ron Fielder did some nose dives off the jumps in the fancy Chevrolet. but they went on to take the victory in Class 8. Larry Dimmett and David Anderson crank in some opposite lock in the Pro Challenger T-Mag. and they ended up winning the class. Jeff Furrier played the tortoise-and-hare game and went on to take the class win in their General Tire/ Arizona Desert Rat Off Road Centers 1980 Toyota. Despite a two hour plus third lap they managed to finish within the six hour time limit at 24th OA with a time of 5:32:32 and a sub-25 mph average. Winter commented, "We had lots of fun. This is our first race. Jim Travis let us pull his old Toyota out of mothballs. We only started working on it last Monday!" Two Challengers ran but neither made it the whole way. Larry Dimmett and David Anderson had "a blast" in their T-Mag single sponsored by Dimmett Construction/Big 0 Tires/ Black's Dynamic Engines/ Anderson Transmission, run-ning four laps in 4:30:27 averaging 26.62 mph. Clutch troubles made their last two laps long, and they later received a 17 minute penalty for running the same checkpoint three times. Only a couple of minutes back after lap one, the petite Californian Stacey Scott had her race evaporate on the second. "The car just fell apart all at once," she lamented. "I enjoyed it while it lasted. Good organization and a well run race." Gary Hendricks got off to a slow start in his Sandhawk. but he took the Sportsman Class 2 le ad on the second lap and won the race. Last off as the lone Class 4 entry, Buck Griffin had wanted to run the Tuba City Truck Stop/Desert Suspension/Fire-stone/B&M CJ-8 in with the pickups, but they didn't want him. So he went out and beat 'em anyway, despite a flat tire on lap two. He finished with a time of 3:35:01 (avg. 33.49 mph) to finish at 18th OA, 35 seconds ahead of Class 8 winner Turben. Overall 55.2 percent of the Pro : starters finished. Dusty Times August 1986 Hank Winter and Jeff Furrier played tortoise to John Randall's hare in their Totota. and they ended up winning the Pro Class 7 dice. Heading for his second first overall in a row. Gene Greenlee ran out of gas on the last lap. and that started his troubles. Steve McCann was f/y-n-hi in his Woods Vulcan, and he led the Sportsman Class 1 group from wire to wire for the victory. 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They left in this class order: 10, 1, 2, 1600 Ltd., 5/1600, 5, Challenger. Ten Beginners , in U nlimited and 1600 Ltd. classes started luck-of-the-draw on their heels. Class 10 drew the most entries once again with 17 starters, but it was Levi Beard singing "Oh What a Feeling!" as he led the way in his Toyota powered Beard 's car sponsored by Beard's Super-Seats/Yokohama/Strol-ler Engineering. He not only won the class with a 12 minute margin at 2:18:42 (38.93 mph average) but was first overall with the division's fastest three laps. (Levi, I dare you to race Pro against your Dad!) He did receive a . stern warning for tapping a Beginner, but no penalty was assessed. Seems the rubber bumpers prevent a lot of the usual damage, but also allow one to tap pretty hard. Levi said , "It was very, very dusty." Behind him on the first lap came Bill Capatch (Brandwood), Gary Johnson (Chaparral), Ron Fields (Funco) and Stan Calvelage (Funco) in the top five . Four racers failed to complete a lap. Capatch broke a stub axle on his second lap and went out, and Johnson moved into second for the duration. Fields was now third and would hold that position. Calvelage had a crank pulley come apart and parked, letting Greg Oswskey (Funco) move into fourth, and "Old Man" Omar Adams (O .R.B.S. -and from Fairbanks) into fifth. ,~_.,._,_ Positions stayed the same on lap three, though Oswskey found himself high centered on a rock ( the same rock that hung up ,Perez and Whitmoyer in the Pro race), and 3-D's Jane Drake was there again to offer assistance. Also finishing three laps were: Rob Moutinho (Chaparral),'Jim Allison (Hi Jumper), Wally _Holder (Funco), Bruce Mills (Beard's), and Ron Howard (Chaparral). But poor Steve Baker (Woods Vulcan) went off the side of a cliff in the cinders to avoid a stalled Baja. Reportedly he was stuck on the hillside with his left wheels dug in and his right front tire six feet in the air. Five cars started in Class 1, two went the distance. Leading the way throughout was Steve McCann in the Woods Off Road ~-.:.:-Products/Ruffe Electric/Reg Hughes Performance Woods Vulcan. He finished second OA with a time· of 2:28: 19 (avg. 36.41 mph) after making his way through the Class 10 field. Second in was Jim Travis (Chenowth). He lost 10 minutes Levi Beard shows off his aggressive style, and it works' He took home the Class 10 and the Sportsman overall win in the Toyota powered Beard car. · on the first lap after ending up on top of the latest Terry Harden Special Ninja powered "Super Odyssey·" and getting hit in the rear by Stuart Calvelage (Funco ). Harden and Calvelage got one lap in but did not return from their second. Jerry Finney (Chaparral), who borrowed some tainted fuel from Pro Gary Anderson, never completed a lap ( the fuel had also given Anderson fits). In Class 2 eight started and six covered three laps. Lap one saw Paul Nolte (Woods Vulcan) out front despite a flat tire, with Doug Boelman (Chaparral) back one minute followed by Tom Green (Brandwood), John Jacobs (Sandhawk) and Gary Hendricks (Sandhawk). Second time around Hendricks had moved into the lead ahead of Green, Nolte, Jacobs, and Boelman. Hendricks held onto the lead on the final lap, Nolte moved into second, Green fell to third, Boelman took fourth ( on three wheels) and Keith Alger (Brand wood) was fifth. Jacobs was sixth and Loveland, Colorado's Joe Foreman (Sandhawk) was seventh with two laps. Hendricks' time of 2:39:57 in the Galaxy Floors/} .L.M. Racecars tandem put him in at ninth OA and gave him a 33.76 mph average. "Good race!" exclaimed Hendricks, "We lost a tire but our pit crew did a great job. I think we ran the best we ever had. Nolte gave us a helluva run." As always, 1600 Ltd. competition was fierce. Seven cars started, five made three laps. Todd Wittman (Funco), who'd run away with the Beginner division at the Western 150, moved into their ranks and led all three laps by a narrow margin. On lap one he was followed by Tom Higgins ( Chenowth ), Ed Faulkner (Hi Jumper), Troy Churchman (O.R.B.S.} and Keith Randel (Chenowth). Lap two saw Higgins hold second, Rand e l move into third, Churchman hold fourth and Faulkner fall to fifth. Higgins succumbed to a fried French wheel bearing on the final lap. Churchman took c;)Ver second, Randel stayed in third, Jim Covey slid into fourth, and Rod Leon (Homemade) moved up to fifth. Faulkner was down with no report on his troubles. Wittman turned in a time of 2:33:33, averaging 35.17 mph in the Wittman Off Road Racing Funco to take sixth OA, a fine finish in his second race. "Rough! Our car fell apart but we won," said Wittman, "The roots got bad and we almost hit a horse. Glad to finish!" Only two 5-1600s raced, both finishing. Larry Vittitow led lap one, Ron Gardner led lap two, and Vittitow regained the lead on lap three to finish with a seven minute plus lead. Vittitow's unsponsored new Baja ran the race in 3: 13:50 (avg. 27 .86 mph) to end up 24th OA. "We did all right," laughed Larry. Four Bajas showed for Class 5, one completed three laps. General Tire exec Dave Erickson led the first two laps followed by Lee Finke and George Telles. But Erickson's "Mutt and Geoff Racing" VW fell prey to the course, and Finke hung on to win despite ignition and suspension troubles. Telles also had ignition gremlins and was so far back the Check One crew sent him home on the third lap . . Finke's DirTrix/Dan Skiles/McQuay Service Baja was in at 3:05:51 to average 29.06 mph and finish 20th OA. . He had this to say: "From mile 20 to 25 is the worst section of road in off roading I've ever been on in my life! Up and down through a thousand holes! We had coil trouble , on the Cinder Mountain Pass, causing a massive Robert Gayton was first overall Begi()ner and Beginner Unlimited winner in his, Hi Jumper. Gayton hails from Albuquerque, 'New Mexico, a long tow. pile up behind us. Then it mysteriously cleared up and we motored away. Nice day, perfect racing weather." Since it takes three cars to make a Sportsman class, lone Challenger Daryl Knupp was mixed in with the limited Bajas but threw out his throw-out bearing after one lap. He threatens to paint a mask on his car if I call him the "Lone Challenger" again. Don't make him do it, build a car! Class 4's Don Coffland was the only 4WD entered and probably should have been scored in Class 2, but was deemed an "exhibition run" since the Class 2 racers weren't informed he'd be running with . them. But Don just wanted to beat Buck's three lap time, and he did by 15 minutes! The CJ-8 finished a stong fifth OA with a time of 2:32:53 to average 35.52 mph. Overall the Sportsmen enjoyed a 58.7 percent finishing ratio. Ten Beginners also battled it out for two laps. In the unlimited class, Albuquerque's Robert Gayton led both laps in his Bug Works/Gayton Appliance Hi Jumper to take first OA as well with a time of 1:43:33 and a 34.77 mph average. Ron Brown (Chaparral) was in close after the first lap but fell back on the second, and Mark Harrison (Funco) finished second six minutes behind Gayton. Brown was two minutes back for third. Wendy Smith and Luann Longley took driving lessons from co-driver Greg Diehl in the Diehl Equipment Baja and ended up fourth. Longley also learned how to handle a heavy tap. The pair finished only 13 seconds behind Brown despite their driver change. Al and Sherry McMullen (Brandwood) were fifth after losing a CV joint on lap one and turning the second fastest lap in class on their second lap. Also of note was Mike Taylor at sixth in his daily driver '73 Ford Courier. "I can assure you this is the lowest budget car out here," said Taylor, "I've got to drive it to work Monday." In the 1600 Ltd. class, three started and one finished. Dan Gilb (Brandwood) held a five ' minute lead on Merilyn Brown (Beard's) after one lap but was not seen again. So Merilyn, wife of engineering whiz Dunc Brown, took her first win in the Beard's SuperSea ts/ Gary Johnson/ Stroller Engineering Challenger car with a time of 2: 13:20 to average 27 mph and finish fifth OA Beginner. "Thrilling!" laughed Brown. "This is the greatest car ever. We hit a tree and got stuck in the cinders, but this is the first race I've really enjoyed." Probably as it should be, the Beginner division had the highest finishing ratio at 70 percent. A.D.R.A.'s Phil Auernheimer gave special thanks to Coconino National Forest officials for permitting the race, Yokohama's Bob Mount for the super gifts at the drawing, TCI's Scott McIntyre for providing a tire service truck (and manning it) and to all his course and checkpoint workers. Then it was time to stoke up the campfires and enjoy a beautiful night under Arizona's starlit skies. Next up in the 1986 Desert Champion Series is the Ninth Annual Snowflake Buggy Bash August 30th, sponsored by Berlin Tire Centers of Phoenix. It'll be run over old ranch and service roads 'in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest's White Mountains. The Arizona racers issued a special challenge to the rest of the off road world: "Be there ot be square!" You can bet DUSTY TIMES will be there. Larry Vittitow led the first and the final lap in his Class 5-1600 - 'Bug, and he won the first time out in the new car .. Todd Wittman won the tough 1600 Limited class in his first Sportsman race. His Funco won Beginner at the last A.D.R.A. desert race. Merilyn Brown, right, was all smiles after winning her first Beginner 1600 race, and co-driver Donna Bowman seems to be just as happy. Page 50 August 1986 Dusty Times

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SUPERIOR OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION The Prime Challenge at Trego Text & Photos: Deb Freimuth Minnesota driver Matt Trelstad really showed his stuff in a super drive. He not only won Class 2-1600, but overall in the two hour enduro race. · Although the entry was low in number, enthusiasm was high as 19 off road racers converged on the tiny western Wisconsin town of Trego for another SODA points race, the Prime Challenge. June 22 proved to be a perfeut . day for racing. Enough rain came down that morning to wet down the track, but by the time the green flag was brought out, the sun was high and hot for the annual enduro style race. Due to a limited number of Heavy Metal vehicles, it was decided to run them all for one hour, along with the buggy classes, who faced a two hour enduro before taking the checkered flag. The mile and a half long course was in good condition for the race. The Heavy Metal racers dominated the event for the first two laps with Earl Erickson, Minnetonka, MN, running first and Pete Matzke, Spooner, WI, in second. By the second lap the pair had changed positions. Matzke hung up in a corner before the timing tower, and Erickson was so tight on Matzke's tail that he was forced to stop too quickly which stalled the engine. It was a bad time to . realize you had a bad starter! Erickson's crew changed the starter, only to find out the spare wasn't any better. Matzke was able to continue on for another seven laps, then power steering and other problems left him sitting in the pits. By this time Rick Witt, St. Louis Park, MN, had moved up the ranks to first place. He had finish~d 20 laps when he took the checkered flag, the Heavy Metal winner. Greg Rice, Blaine, MN, finished 16 laps to place second in the group. Terry Severson, Spooner, WI, showed the buggy classes how to get around the track in record time. Severson's Class 10 car held the lead for ten laps. Then he lost the lead to Greg Smith, Hopkins, MN, with John Kaczmarek, Green Bay, WI, sliding into second place. Severson only managed to cover Dusty Times Pete Matzke was one of the early leaders in the Heavy Metal bash, but a bad starter and other woes put him out around midway in the race. James Hook. right. and Chad Ramesh ran neck and neck most of the race in Class 11. then Ramesh had trouble and Hook went on to the victory. 19 laps before mechanical problems forced him out, but he still won the Class 10 points. Barry Kline was second. Meanwhile in the back stretch, Rick Geier of Marathon, WI, took a look in his rear view mirror to see his engine burning up. He spent the next hour with his now empty fire extinguisher watching Smith and Kaczmarek, both in 1600 class cars; battle on. Smith relinquished the driving duties on lap 33 to Kevin Kee, who continued on to win the race in Class 1-1600, and he was second overall. John Kaczmarek was facing problems back in the pits. An · illegal pit exit caused track officials to black flag him for a 30 second penalty. Kaczmarek refused to stay and was docked one lap, a costly mistake for him as he lost the first place glory. He finished second in 1-1600 action and third overall. Tim Rutzen was third in class. Matt T relstad, Plymouth, MN, was running the "Dune Buggy Supply" 2-1600 car in probably the most consistent and well driven race of his career. T relstad went on to take first overall honors, and he also won Class 1-1600. Russ Tripp was second in Class 2-1600. In Class 11 action, Land 0' Lakers James Hook and Chad Ramesh seemed to have their own little grudge match going in the buggies that are similar to Challenge Class cars. The two ran virtually side by side most of the race until Ramesh had mechanical difficulties. Ramesh's August 1986 Rick Witt came from Minnesota also, and drove his tidy Jeep Honcho fast enough to win the hotly contested Heavy Metal class honors. Terry Severson gets a little air. as he led overall for the first ten laps, dropped a lap at the finish, but he still won Class 10 points. Flying nicely early in the Prime Challenge, Rick Geier failed to finish at Trego. due to a severe engine fire on the course. pit crew took parts out on course to get the buggy going, and were able to get him back to the pits. The only problem was he came into the pits backwards, resulting in his disqualification by SODA officials. Hook continued on to finish 39 laps for the Class 11 win. Glen Mathews was second in the class. The women's race pitted the two veteran Minnesota gals against each other in the run for the buggy money. Karen Jenkins, SOD A's President, found herself mired in the mud hole on the parade la!?.!. but after a little coaxing and rocking, Karen did take the green next to Rhonda Smith. The two ran pretty tight down the straight, but Rhonda took the lead at the corner and continued on in her usual winning manner. According to Karen, she thought she had done b,,. well just being able to finish on the same lap as the fiery Smith. Although attrition took a toll on many of the vehicles, the consensus of opinion was that the track was quite challenging and fun. Most plan to return to Trego next year for another run at this tough course. CALIFORNIA FF-ROAD R.E. RACING USIASTS C.O.R.E. PIT TEA.M C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. Get all the information on C.O.R.E. Jim Branstetter, President, (818) 705-8183, 17 453 Runnymede St., Van Nuys, CA 91406. Page 51

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--Juha Kankkunen Wins Again at the New Zealand Rally Test & Photos: Martin Holmes roads were gravel, but very smooth, adding to the fast pace. One novelty this year was the special stage inside the capital town of Auckland. From the start ramp outside New Zealand's national monument building, the cars went fifty meters to the start of the first stage. This section was all asphalt and served to lure many casual spectators away from the normal special stages to this area, where they could be more carefully controlled. Kankkunen began in the way of a champion, by making fastest time on this stage and the next two stages, which were held on forest roads. Peugeot's new recruit was completely dominat-ing his partner, the world champion Timo Salonen. For the first time there was some hard motoring in the Lancia camp. •'ii Markku Alen finally got the · grasp of the Delta S4, and for once his car was giving no trouble, and his style was clear for all to see. In the Group A battle the three car Subaru team was working against the single front drive VW Golf GTI of Kenneth Eriksson. And the Mazda 323 4 W D, in the hands of Rod · Millen could be another threat to the potential Group A world champion Eriksson. Kankkunen and Alen, between them, won all the stages on the opening day, and Alen finished just 10 seconds ahead. Millen's teammate Allport began badly, breaking a wheel of the RX 7 {rear drive) on a curb. Mike Kirkland immediately started having brake problems in. his Subaru. Rudolph Stohl started badly too, having blown the engine in his 80 Quattro the day before the rally, and he was driving a standard engine. Getting a strong lead in championship points Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen won handily in New Zealand in the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E 2. Kankkunen was having a ball, nothing troubled him except his habit of finishing every stage with bald tires, and he and Alen left the rest of the field behind by minutes. Massimo Biasion was leading an off form Salonen and steadily improving Mikael Ericsson in the third Lancia. In the north came two independent dramas . First Salonen, running first car on the road, hit another competitor, a Juha Kankkunen scored his second consecutive world rally victory and his third this season. He gradually overtook his fellow Finn, Markku Alen, whose Lancia Delta S4 led the opening stages. Kankkunen added valuable points to his champion-ship score, and. Peugeot is way out in front in the Manufactur-er's points chase. The Rally of New Zealand suffered the FISA axe, but not entirely without warning. While there had been complaints last year that some of the stages were too fast, and changes had been made, the new 30 km rule led to further cuts. Some sections were halved and others canceled to get that this was the shortest international rally ever held in New Zealand. Nearly all the the total length down to 600 krrL Sixth overall and in Group B, the Mazda RX 7 of Neil Allport and Roger Freeth. Ne il Allport, the·fas~e$ffesidef\l'l;•was·1h~fi1:st-_;two wheel drive car. and they were the first New Zealand based -New Zealand rallyman, explained team as well. ' Page52 August 1986 Kenneth Eriksson and Pet~r Diekmann arrived a fine seventh overall and won Group A by a wide margin in the Volkswagen Golf G Tl 8 valve. Markku Alen showed the promise of the Lancia. leading the first day, and tied for the lead midway, but he fin ished second after an encounte r with non competing traffic. Group A Corolla, on .. part of a road section where cars travel in both directions. The Corolla was put out of the rally, and Salonen eventually continued after losing 26 minutes and a minute on the following stage. Even more sad was that Mr. Kobayashi, a passenger in one of Subaru's service vehicles, was hospitalized after a bad road accident. He later died and was announced as the chief of the Japanese Dunlop competition department. Subaru decided to withdraw from the event as death visited the fifth consecutive world championship rally. After the first day, 46 of the 52 starting cars were still active. On the second day the weather in the north turned wet and dull in contrast to the blue skies of the opening day. Subaru officially withdrew the cars of Bourne and Kirkland, and Tundra was already out. The first stage was on asphalt around the shopping complex at Manakau City. Next came two forest stages, and one a t the showgrounds near Hamilton. Kankkunen gained and lost time on these daylight stages, and at the end of the leg, halfway in the rally, Kankkunen and Alen were in a perfect tie for the lead, Biasion and, Ericsson in the other Lancias were back just a few minutes. In Group A Kenneth Eriksson found he could still contain the more powerful 4x4 Mazda of Rod Millen, over three minutes ahead at this point. Salonen was still complaining that his rear suspension, damaged in the road accident, was not completely right. But, even though back in the field, Timo equaled fastest time at the first Maramarua forest stage, and he had made up ten places from the night before. Going into the night run the organizers had a dilemma, who should restart first? The nod was given to Alen, since he had not been overtaken for the lead. It was odd, because nobody wanted to run first. On Monday morning the weather cleared up and blue skies returned for the seven hill stages, but then on successive stages Kankkunen had the edge, and his Pe ugeot inexorably inched ahead . But, Juha was not now the fastest driver. Salonen was back in the groove and making the best times. Running eleventh on the road, he had the benefit of the loose gravel being cleared away, but he had slower drivers to pass, which he did, which brought him A transplanted Kiwi, now rallying in the USA, Rod Millen, with John Bellefleur navigating. brought their 4 WO Mazda Familia BFMR_ in second ·in Group A. ~.:..), . Dusty Times

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Odd looking but effective. the MG Metro 6R4 of Tony Teesdale ran in the first five for a time. but dropped well back with misfiring and water damage. from eleventh to eighth. Rod Millen dropped from eighth to eleventh with a flat rear tire. On stage 26 there was a frightening incident, one very much out of keeping with this rally. Alen was some 10 kms into the stage, rounding a T-right when suddenly he found the road blocked by a truck and trailer. How the vehicle got there nobody knew. Alen frantically brought the Lancia to a stop, and angrily radioed his team to alert the organizers. He was insensed. "They sent a marshal to order me to move my car and let the other drivers pass, but I refused. I just needed some official to see exactly what happened." Perhaps it would have been better not to be first on the road. At the end of this section, . Kankkun-en's lead was 21 seconds over Alen. Biasion and M. Ericsson held the next two . spots, and Salonen was up to fifth. Kenneth Eriksson led Rod Millen by almost four minutes and Rudolph Stohl was still third in Group A. The last leg of the rally saw the collapse of the Lancia challenge. Except for a spurt by Alen on the final stage,. the two Peugeots headed the three Lancias on every ·stage. Kankkunen was driving without visible effort and Alen was unable to keep up in the soft conditions. Neil Allport held onto sixth in the RX 7, having gotten ahead ofTeesdale's Metro 6R4 on the third leg when the British car almost drowned in a ford. Biasion hung on in third followed b y Lancia mate Ericsson, then came Salonen in his Peugeot. Rod Millen and John Bellefleur finished tenth overall and second in Group A in the Mazda 323, as Kenneth Eriksson won the class for Volkswagen and took seventh overall. Peugeot's vi_ctory is good for the French, but bad for the world title race. Lancia needed a win in order to stem the tide, and they trail in manufacturers' points by 22 points. Kankkuneh's lead is even larger, 34 points over Alen in the driver's championship. Kenneth Eriksson leads the · Group A title chase, holding 25 points over Rudolph Stohl. Next comes Argentina, and will it be worth while for the Italian to go there, bearing in mind the apparent ease of Kankkunen's win in New Zealand? We'll have to wait for a full report next month. This c_o(0r.ful send10[1 crew at the start /is/ens to the. countdo.wn as the leading-. Peugeot prepares to tackle the 16th New Zealand Rally. Dusty Times It was a Royal Success on the Jordan Rally During a service stop. Prince Abdullah confers with his First in Group A and fifth overall was the Toyota Corolla of Team Manager Bill Gwynne on strategy for the rest of the Ali 'Al-Jal/ah and Khaled Sultan from the United Arab tough rally. Emirates. Prince Abdullah, eldest son of King Hussein, took his British prepared Opel Man,ta 400 to third place in the Rothmans Jordan Rally, the second round of FISA's . Middle East Rally Championship. This is believed to be the best performance in rallying by a member of any Royal family. His co-driver, Amr Bilbeisi, drove the handful of asphalt stages, but the Prince tackled all the gravel sections and -recovered from 13th place after going off the road in the thick dust early on. This was only the fifth event in his career. At the post rally press conference, the 25-year old Prince announced he hoped to compete later this year in Cyprus and Dubai. He had formed his "Royal Rally Team" to help fellow Jordanians travel abroad in their sport. Whether he would be allowed to compete by authorities in other countries remains _ to be seen. Although taking part in his own country, heavy security precautions were enforced during the three day event, including being followed by armed guards in helicopters all the time. A total of 15 finishers survived from the 40 cars that started the rally. Qatari driver Saeed Al Harji, with co-driver John Spiller led e·very kg and won the event at the wheel of the Rothmans Porsche 91 lSC RS. AlHarji beat the current Middle East series leader on points, Mohammed Bin Sulayem by just 1 ½ minutes. Sulayem, from Dubai, and co-driver Solve Andreasson were a solid second overall. Jordanians George Khayyat and Keith Ferry were less than a minute behind the Prince, taking fourth overall in a Nissan 240RS. Fifth overall and first in Group A were Ali Al-Jaflah and Khaled Sultan, from the United Arab Emirates, driving a Toyota Corolla. August 1986 Qatari driver Saeed Al Harji and co-driver John Spiller won overall, leading all the way in the Group B Rothmans Porsche 911 SC RS. 11111 R.L.H. ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS UNIDEN RACE RADIOS 337 W. 35th, Suite "C" National City, CA 92050 (619) 585-9995 Official BFGoodrich Radio Relay for all Score/HORA Off Road Events. 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Larry Ragland Speaks Out Text & Photos: Daryl D. Drake Proving his point about winning without pre-running. Larry Ragland drove the Porsche powered. Chaparral to a stong overall victory in the 1985 Frontier 500. 1986 Mint 400 overall winner Larry Ragland has made the move into an S-10 truck built and sponsored by Chevrolet. In· two outings,· he's scored two DNFs, at Lucerne and the Baja Internacional. However, he's confident that the truck is a potential winner. He's an articulate and successful racer who's been outspoken on a number of subjects, including the high cost of racing today and its lack of national recognition. Eleven years ago, Larry started riding motorcycles. Meanwhile, he started· building waterbeds in his spare time and created Woodstuff Manufactur-ing. Today the company employs 300 people and has $20 million in annual sales. Nevertheless, with each race costing him $5000 to support his $40,000 Porsche-engined Chaparral, he's con-cerned that costs are getting out of hand. Since his first off road race in 1980, Larry has racked up.quite an impressive win list in ADRA/HDRA/SCORE racing over the past decade, including back to back wins at the '84-'85 Frontier 500s. Arizona editor Daryl Drake had a chance to speak with Larry in Phoenix recently. DT: When and why did you get into off road racing? What was its appeal? . LR: I used to race bikes with ADRA. I was thirty-three when I bought my first motorcycle. J wasn't that competitive except in Class 30+, 38+, whatever. I always wanted to race cars. Cars are just a lot of fun -actually a lot more fun than the motorcycles ... and you don't get hurt as bad. You can miss a turn and walk away from them. DT: Why the move to a truck, beyond the obvious sponsor-ship? Did you·' need a new " challenge? " · LR: I've really pretty much Page 54 proved the point that I can run good. I can race for the OA win and I still would like to, but it's just really expensive. I'm tired of paying for it. Then this offer came along. It's a good deal, and I enjoy driving the truck. · , And, I really think the future of off road racing is gonna be with the major manufacturers ... the vehicles they make are going to become more and more competitive. Like Ivan (Stewart) is competitive now. ' I think, down the road, you'll see the trucks starting to race for the overall wins. It might still be a couple of years, .. then it might take vehicles like that to win the race, and the privateer is going to have a real hard time affording it. Like in short-course trucks -they're not even close. It has to be a Factory Team. The trucks have changed so much jµst in the last three years! Three years ago I wouldn't even have dreamed of getting in a mini truck. Now the speed is there. They go fast enough to scare you. Not near as fast as a buggy yet ... but better than people think. DT: What do you find is the biggest difference between driving the truck vs. the buggy? LR: I'm running in Class 7 now, and the biggest difference from the buggies is in the rough. They just don't have the suspension yet. You can't just bomb through it like in a car. But the excitement is still there and on the smooth roads they'll run fast. Mentally, it's a little tough; when you're running way back in the field, when you're used to being way out front. It's not much fun sitting in Baja, waiting an hour for everybody to leave. But it's,still racing. The trucks go 'fast enough 1:hat, definitely, they'llscare you! · . DT:What are your plans for truck racing? Some folks have questioned the crew's lack of off road experience. LR: 100% rally experience. It's just going to take 'em some races to get organized and get used to what an offroad race is. It's really completely different than what they've been up against. It's hard for them to go to Mexico and understand even where we're at, where we're going, where to put pits, and what to expect. Chevrolet builds the truck, and the crew was hired to run the Team. They'd raced a rally car for Chevy before. DT: You also compete in Class 10 short course, compare it with desert racing. LR: l enjoy the desert racing a lot more, just because I feel I'm better at it. Short course racing takes a lot of effort. I just do it for . fun. I take the desert racing a lot more seriously. DT: There's talk of abolishing pre-running. In light of your pre-runless Frontier 500 win, how important is it? LR: I used to pre-run all of them. But the time it took to go do it, I just didn't have. With three days needed to pre-run a Frontier 500, I just got to the point where I said the heck with it. I just run without. And I do just as well, if not better, without pre-running. But at some of the shorter races, fifty-mile loops, Barstow,,that kind, well, they're a sprint rather than an endurance race· so you kinda need to know it. But for a point-to-point, I've always been against pre-running. If you eliminated it, it'd be a lot less problems, less expensive, and a lot more people would be able to race. A lot won't now 'cause they can't pre-run. And it'd be a lot fairer. You'd eliminate a lot of the short cuts people take. · I would absolutely love to race and not HAVE to pre-run. I August 1986 think it would help the sport be a lot safer. People .say, "How can you race without pre-running?" You just drive what you can see. If you can't see, slow down. The first time a couple of these people barrel into something, they're going to drive a little more cautiously, and you're going to see the finishing ratio go way up. You can't MEMORIZE those courses! At Baja last year, I led all the way to Puertecitos without pre-running. I would. have loved to win. It was really a goal of mine, to show people you can race Baja without pre-running, At this year's Mint, I rode around one time with Larry Noel in his pre-runner. But I don't think it would have changed one thing if I haan't. The first lap of that race, I'm 106 cars back. You can't see over 200 feet ahead of you anyway, solid dust! You , can't race. Don't pre-run. Eliminate it. Maybe run the loop once. But some people went around five to ten times at the Mint! DT: Where do yo~ see off road racing going in the future: Class restructuring? LR: I'm all for the class restructuring. The fewer the classes, the better it'll be. I firmly believe l's and 2 's should run together. They're both Unlim-ited cars! If you don't want to run with 'em, move to a Limited class. It'll help the pay, you're not forced to do it, and it'll be more competitive. . I can't say much about all the other classes, but they just need fewer, and it will appeal to more people. Maybe three major classes: Unlimited cars, trucks, an·d stock type. I'd like to see more national recognition. I think it's one of the more difficult forms of automotive racing. And the most exciting, quite a show for the equipment. Money alone won't do it. It takes a real good driver and an exceptionally good car. In my case, I'd like to thank my crew chief, Jim Selsted, for providing an exceptionally well prepared car. I'd like to see off road racing get some recognition like rallying does in Europ_e. · It's a shame they're not going to have the Frontier 500 a point-to-point anymore. It's lost some prestige. If they hadn't had pre-running, they'd probably still have that race. DT: ln ADRA racing you often DNF. Why? Larry Ragland relaxes in his office at Woodstuff Manufacturing. a_::ompany he built himself from zero to out.standing success. Surrounded by trophies and photos. Larry Ragland and his crew chief Jim Selsted plan their next venture in the race shop office. En/oying the AORA races immensely. Ragland brought his Chaparral to the 1984 Flagstaff race sporting a handsome new body made of cardboard. Dusty Times

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LR: I use the ADRA races as shakedown races for SCORE/ HORA. I don't go just to win, we might be trying something new, something like that. I love to go to those races 'cause I think they're lots of fun. That's what they're designed for, as a fun weekend. I don't get a big ego charge out of winning them, as neat as I think they are. I go to have fun . I think it's a shame more people don't come from California and race the ADRA races. DT: Otherwise, you've been very successful. Do you feel you have a special kinship with the desert. LR: I was raised in Arizona. I've been out in the desert · forever. And on my motorcycle, I was just strictly a desert rider. It's just experience. You put in that many miles in the desert, you learn it's not real forgiving. You can't just barrel through it. Lots of drivers go faster than I go. It's the average speed that wins the race. Anybody can beat you for a 'mile. The whole object Larry has a fair sized collection of vehicles, including a few race cars and pre-runners in the spacious and tidy race car shop. of off road racing is to be able to run the car just as fast as you can, without tearing it up. My biggest . concern always is to mak~ the car finish. I don't get it upside down, stuff it in ditches, or have many flats. Anybody can learn that with experience. · DT: For someone who wants to start off road racing, what tips can you give them? LR: Start in Class 1-2-1600. It's an ideal class to go race in. Lots of entries; I think you could actually pay for your racing if you did well. They're not that much slower, and the mainten-ance would be a lot cheaper than say, on my car. And, the going-in price is gonna be one-fifth. And anytime you had a lot of entries, it'd be fantastic. The more the A prize in Larry Ragland's collection is this four cylinder Ace that once belonged to Steve McQueen. He also has a 1937 Pierce-Arrow. better. If you want to race Class 1 -it's tough and expensive. You have to ante up. When I started it wasn't that bad, but now it's pretty serious stuff. And winning Class 1 or the Overall doesn't get any more national recognition, except in the specialty press. The trucks get the media exposure. DT: Anything else you'd like to tell the readers of DUSTY TIMES? LR: No ... just eliminate the pre-running! . DT: Need a co-driver. LR: For some races, yeah. Could've used one in Baja. But I think they're going to put a mechanic in there with me. DT: Thanks a lot. LR: All right; it's been fun . THE SCORE OFF ROAD INDUSTRY SHOW The 1986 Score Off Road Industry Show at the Anaheim Convention Center took place in mid-June, a much later date than the norm, but the crowds came on the weekend as usual to make it a successful show. However, there was a noticeable shift in the type and style of exhibits. While many of the hard parts and chassis manufacturers were among the missing, there were more accessory manufacturers than ever, and acres of truck displays by manufacturers and aftermarket suppliers. Back this year was the very popular radio controlled off road races, with a new and larger track in the annex half of the building housing the show this year. The tight organization and pit control The Sports Ra.cing Gasoline team have really made their One booth with real hard parts was Henry's Machine mark in racing this season, and they had a keen product Works. a woodsy corner of good stuff amid the T-shirts raffle going at the Score Show. and video displays common this year. The second section was filled with sights familiar in the Chuck Johnson's 7S truck was part of a big BFGoodrich desert. like this ' rig from Arcadia Nissan, and Spence display that had the pit side team on hand to answer all Low·s chase and pre-run trucks.. manner of tire questions. Dusty Times AUgust1986 at these RC events would put many a full scale off road racing organizer to shame. DUSTY TIMES was honored to be chosen as the presenter of the "Outstanding Achievement in the Off Road Equipment Industry" award to Russ Harmon, President of the Sway-A-Way Corp. at the Score Show Banquet. Others receiving the award this year were Charlie Ericksoo of Charley's Off Road Center, Al Hobrecht, Hobrecht Company, the late Clarence Shook, Rancho Suspension, and Basil Smith of Smittybilt. Ironically, this round not one of the recipients of the awards was an exhibitor at the show, indicative of how the character of the Score Show has chaRged in recent years. Wally Binford won the brass cuspidor for the best cowboy costume, a real dandy suit, and we missed getting the name of the cowgirl winner. Recently the dates for the 1987 Score Show were announced as June 26, 27 and 28, so the happening will be a real summertime.affair next year. 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i ...... A Scorching 100 Miler at Sanely Creek, Alabama Text & Photos: Darlene Thackston Gary Thistlewood just barely made the race start. but he got his Class 10 around the fastest. winning the 100 miler overall despite the very hot weather. GORRA held their second 100 mile race of the season early in June at Sandy Creek , Montgomery, Alabama. Race day was Sunday, June 8, and what a Sunday it was. The day was nice and clear, but the temperature was 95 with 85 percent humidity. It had rained the prior afternoon, so the dust was not a major problem, but the heat was! Tate Thackston had worked hard on the track for the club, and it started out in great shape. But, as usual, as the hours and laps passed by, the track became rough as a com cob. There were wash boards, and deep ruts and holes appearing all over the track. After practice laps, there was a total of 24 cars on the starting line, but only three were destined to cover the full 56 laps. Class 10 was first away for the 100 mile distance. In the nine car entry were Tate Thackston, Jack Thompson, Travis Hurst, Bill Gaylord, Gary Thistlewood, Bobby Bramblett, Lindy Here!!, Larry Elliott and Bruce Mitchum. Gary Thistlewood kept it together to win the race, finishing first with 56 laps covered. Gary had to pit for gas, and he took over the lead on the 37th lap. Thirty minutes before the race, his first this season, Gary discovered the rear wheel bearings were bad on the left side. His crew got the car back together in time for the start, but they missed the parade Jap. Also driving his first race of the season, Tate Thackston finished second, also completing 56 laps. Thackston led the race to the 36th lap when he pitted to change a broken shock on the left rear, as the suspension had gone away there. Tate's pit crew, your reporter, could not find the right wrench, but Glenn Stephens' pit crew jumped right in and changed the shock, and we thank them. It was at this time when Gary Thistlewood took over the lead. The last one to complete all 56 laps, Travis Hurst was third, despite transmission problems early in the race. Travis lost the clutch and spent most of the race speed shifting. Hurst was up to second place on lap 3 7, but a few laps later Thackston passed him. Well back, with 43 laps completed, Bruce Mitchum was fourth in Class 10. On lap 13 his car stopped at the far upper end of the track, and was resting on top of the front end of Coy Scott's car. It took some time before help came to lift Bruce's car and get him back on the road. Later on he broke a shock, and A 's youngest driver. lint urst. double eniered his oar and won the 1-2-1600 class handily and took second in 1200cc D Class. finally ended up with a broken carb bracket. In fifth in Class 10 was Jack Thompson, with 41 laps done. Jack ran on three cylinders most of the day, stopped for a driver change midway in the race, handing over to Mike Isola. Then the car turned over, and finally the steering broke on lap 48. Lindy Here!! was sixth in class with 38 laps covered. Lindy had a flat right rear tire on lap 6, got back in action only to have fuel pump trouble on lap 13, and he lost another 15 laps in the pits. The non-finishers ih Class 10 included Bobby Bramblett, who lost his clutch and later the trans, with 24 laps completed. In eighth was Bill Gaylord who flipped in the third turn on the second lap, bending a spindle and a wheel. He returned to the race on lap 40, having 18 laps to his credit. Larry Elliott only got in five laps before vanishing into the pits. Second to start the long 100 miles was Class 1-2-1600. Starters included Dennis Aiken, . Jerry Holcombe, Jimmy Evans, Jack Hanson, Mickey Small-wood, Tony Leftwich, Bob Rule and Clint Hurst in his D car. Taking the class win and fifth overall was Clint Hurst, who covered 48 laps with no problems at all. Second in class was Jerry Holcombe,· with 45 laps done, and he _had fan belt problems, lost an air filter and fixed that, then had carburator trouble. Third in 1600 action was Bob Rule, also completing 45 laps. Bob didn't get started racing until two laps had gone by, as his fuel pump quit on the starting line. Later his coil went out also. Fourth in Class 1-2-1600went to Jack Hanson with 35 laps done. Next was Jimmy Evans whose 32 laps were filled with trouble. Jimmy flipped in the second turn, and was pulled to the pits for repairs. He had carb Charging to the finish line Glenn Stephens won D Class. and scored a remarkable fourth overall. behind three far more potent Class 10 cars. · Tra vis Hurst took a firie third 'vera/1 ana in Class~fb. and.'he was"o rie of only three drivers whose car covered the entire 56 lap distance. Tate Thackston scored a fine second overall and in Class 10 with a come from behind dash after a long pit stop to fix the rear suspension. Page 56 August 1986 Dusty Times

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problems, later lost oil pressure, borrowed some 13 quarts of oil and was out around the 49th lap. Suffering with carburator trouble all day, Dennis Aiken did 31 laps for sixth in class. Mickey Smallwood was next, and he pitted for goggles . early, then broke the frame on lap 36. Tony Leftwich got in 21 laps that included a flat rear tire, and a stop for gas, before the rack and pinion went away on lap 27. The D class also had eight starters, Ronnie Whigham, Glenn Stephens, Johnny Millwood, Butch Garrison, Jim Dunnaway, Clint Hurst, Coy Scott and Martin Whigham. Hurst was also competing for 1600 honors. Covering a full 48, laps, the first to cross the finish line in D class was Glenn Stephens. If Glenn had any problems during the race, they • didn't show as he was fourth overall with 1200ccs. Glenn was protested after the race, but his car was found to be perfectly legal. Second was GORRA's youngest driver, Clint Hurst; with 48 laps completed and no problems. Despite missing the first two laps of the race with a bad fuel pump. Bob Rule came back strong to take third place in Class 1-2-1600. Third in D class was Martin Whigham, who got in 43 laps before bending the tie rods on lap 44. Next came Jim Dunnaway, with 34 laps to his credit. Jim was out for several laps . when his shifter came loose. Taking sixth was Butch Garrison, covering 22 laps. Butch had a flat tire, then turned over_, and stopped to put Mike Isola in the car. Soon a rod knock made them park for the day. Johnny Millwood only got in 16 laps before a broken clutch cable and valve train problems stopped him. In eighth place in D class was Coy Scott, with 12 laps done. Coy pitted for goggles early, and shortly after that stop was when he got run over by. Bruce Mitchum. The accident destroyed_ Scott's front end and The Yokohama 6·50 Club Report By Jean Calvin Halfway through the season, four of the nine points counting races are in the record, and, after the Baja Internacional, Gorky McMillin leads the 6-50 Club standings by one slim point over Jim Temple. The 6-50 Club drivers really covered themselves with glory at the Score Baja Internacional. There were twelve viejos in the starting entry in six different classes that we located. There may have been more, but we never did get a complete entry list. Of the dozen that started, nine finished the race for a 75 percent finish ratio, far better than the race average, which did have a high finish rate due to the most generous time allowance. Our big hero was, of course, Corky McMillin. Driving with his son Scott, the team took the new Chenowth powered Porsche not only to the Class 2 victory, but to the overall car honors. The triumph .vaulted Corky, a two time winner of the 6-50 Club gold medal, into the lead in the 1986 points standings. Four of the five starters in Class 2 finished the race. Jim Temple and his son Mark nailed down sixth place, with Len Newman and Mike Gaughan right behind the Temples in Dusty Times seventh place. Finishing in eighth" spot was Walter Prince and company, and Walter crossed the finish line backwards, in his own inimitable fashion. Danny Letner, who did get to Camalu, was the only 6-50 driver that failed to finish in Class 2. Two members started in Class 1 and produced one DNF and one finish. Despite a variety of problems, Gregg Symonds, with Phil Bowers co-driving, got the ORE Porsche home sixth in Class _1. Having troubles en route to Check 2, Bob Renz and Dick Clark did not clear Check 5 on the clock. _ Stan Parnell, teamed with Jeff Bolha in Class 5, did the corps proud also, and they finished second in the eleven car class. Not doing so well in Class 7S, Tom Heyser and Mark Schwien vanished somewhere on the long run from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of California. In the Challange gang Edward · and Hugh McLean, both eligible for 6-50 Club membership, did put him out of the race. The opressive heat took its toll on many drivers. Driving his • first race, Jimmy Evans passed out after he had been out of the car for a few minutes. When he came around, he was quoted by a friend as asking about McDon-ald's._ He must have been hungry after all the racing. Shortly after the race Tate Thackston was unable to keep fluids down. It took two trips to the hospital emergency room to complete Tate's treatment for dehydra-tion. There were several other drivers who reported being sick due to the heat. very well, finishing sixth in the big, 22 car class in tight competition. The troops did well in Class 1-2-1600, the largest class in the race at 29 starters. Doing the best for the club was Richard Yerger, who finished 12th. Some time back, but solid in 14th spot, was new member Monty Stone, with Greg Martin co-driving, and they came from Texas to race in Baja. Heading into the HORA Fireworks 250, the points leaders have moved around again. With less than half the points counting races done for the season, the battle is still wide open for the gold, silver and bronze medals at year's end. Right now Corky McMillin leads with a total of 170 points, but, Jim Temple is just a hiccup away at 169 points. Keeping them both honest is Stan Parnell at 153 points. Rounding ·out the top dozen in points are Jack Irvine, 121', Danny Letner, 118, Bob Renz, 95, Len Newman, 84, Dave Girdner, 82, Gregg Symonds, 77, Edward McLean, 75, Dave Fresenden, 60, and Richard Kent, 49. There are 40 names· on the 6-50 points list so far in 1986. There are five races left in the series, the Fireworks 250, Frontier 500, Snore 250, Baja 1000 and Budweiser 250. Only the best six out of the nine races for each driver count for the year end points. Remember, there is nothing to join, nothing to pay to get in the 6-50 points chase. Just list your age on the entry if you are over 50, and it will appear on the entry list, and you are an instant 6-50 Club member. Only the driver of record, and only competitors in the eighteen desert car classes are eligible for 6-50 points. It is all in fun with handsome rewards at the end of the year for the gold, silver and bronze medal winners. August 1986 Coy Scott and Ronnie Whigham run side by side over a jump. Scott retired with accident damage. and Whigham went on to fourth in D Class. On lap 13 Bruce Mitchum and Coy Scott. on the bottom, tangled on a turn. putting Scott out. but Mitchum carried on after making repairs. His car in one piece here coming out of Turn 7. Bruce Mitchum covered 43 laps, and ended up fourth in Class 10. STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS Upgrade the C. 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Mazda Updates its Attack on the Pro Rally Cir~uit Realizing there is always room for improvement, Team Mazda has introduced their new Mazda 4WD RX-7 racer for Rod Millen to use when challenging the SCCA Pro Rally circuit this year. Millen won last year's Manufacturers' Championship for Mazda and hopes to repeat his performance in the updated RX-7. The new Mazda was introduced recently at a SCCA Pro Rally in Tumwater, Washington, and was able to get enough "new car kinks" out of it to finish second. The new racer uses many components from last year's version. Millen like the subtle suspension and steering, so he had them installed on the new unit. Team Mazda says the 13B rotary powerplant is basically the same as the stock production engine that comes in the street version, but I have a feeling that Millen's racer has some modifications not found at the showroom. Millen's new racer comes with a claimed 300 finely tuned horsepower out of the 1.3 Ii ter engine and a top speed of 160 mph. To pull-the front end around Text & Photos: Homer Eubanks those tight mountain roads a Mazda/ W eisman aluminum hypoid front driving axle is installed. Overall, the engineers working out of their Newport Beach, Calif. shop have managed to lighten the car 250 pounds over the previous model. "This combination gives me full-time four wheel drive for maximum traction, and the lighter weight gives the new car a lighter feel in all terrain. It's not very different from the old car, just a few seconds quicker in every corner," stated Millen. Millen took second in the CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison Would you like an expense paid trip to rally in Canada, with a vehicle provided free, and with time to see the Vancouver Expo too? Rob Cherry and Randy Hensley are busy packing after qualifying in the California Jeep Cup Rally. Not to be confused with Pro· type rallying, the Jeep Cupi is organized as a road rally, on very rough roads, with perfect time the goal, ala Time-Speed-.Distance. Running the Arizona Jeep Cup qualifying rally first, the two cruised through the dirt, off road style course until blocked by another vehicle. Randy noted that the rig that blocked them was stuck in a ravine "closely resembling the Grand Canyon." The Arizona event earned them a credible ninth place finish, but not a "top three" for the finals. So it was on to California for their last chance. The CaliforniaJeepCup Rally, with almost lOff entrants, ran on roads in Lucerne · Valley. Calculating and maintaining an average speed of 3 to 5 mph was difficult. On one memorable stage Randy discovered a math error, little time to correct, some horrendous "yumps" , and a checkpoint far enough ahead to make high speed a necessity. Rob, dirt road ralliest that he is, put his Jeep in high gear, sped over the "yumps" and bumps and into the checkpoint sideways. W ith almost three minutes error, they felt they had bombed out of the running. At the awards ceremony they anxiously stood around as the finishers were announced. They were, amazingly, first - the big winners! Rob and Randy receive confirmation from Jeep, and everything is ready. They will join the other finalists in Canada August 14-18 for the final competition, all in factory Jeeps. Good luck to our team! IBEHAWfHORNERALLY is scheduled Labor Day weekend in and around • Hawthorne, Nevada. Registration will work out of the Chamber of Commerce building, and the El Capitan Hotel is available for ·rooms. Contact MS Marty Christopherson at (702) 885-1997 for information updates. The course should cover 75 stage miles of desert and foothills, similar to last year. Competitors · and crews attending the Hawthorne Rally should plan to stay late Sunday for the traditional summer CRS picnic and "Open Forum". Plans are still tentative, but swimming and/ or volleyball are on th agenda. BOG members, plan on a meeting Monday morning, from eight to noon. The Gorman Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 5. Watch for more complete info' next month. If you have rally news you would like to share, call me at (714) 736-1442 and it will be included in this column. Under the hood the 13 B Mazda rotary looks very small, but it puts out 300 horsepower from its rating of 1.3 liters in displacement. The rear triangulated suspension, featuring a strengthened rear The cockpit is spartan and functional. Even the carpeting was axle and exotic trailing arms, gives Rod Millen a smooth and tossed out in order to lighten the RX-7 some 250 pounds over the controllable ri_d_e. _________________ ~p_r_e_v,_o_u_s_ra_l~ly_c_a_r_. _______________ _ Coming Next Month ... SCORE OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP AT RIVERSIDE STADIUM RACING IN IBE LOS ANGELES COLISEUM MILE HIGH RACING IN DENVER MIDWEST ACTION IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND ILLINOIS ARKANSAS TRAVELER PRO RALLY G.O.R.R.A. RACING IN GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL RALLY IN ARGENTINA PRESCOTT DIVISIONAL RALLY ,., .:.Plus all the Regular Features J \-, 1\.,1 ' ; ( ( •. ,·, . ~ c:-' ' Page 58 overall drivers' championships in 1985 and is looking for the --new RX-7 to give him the edge in his head-to-head battle with John Buffum in his Audi in 1986. Buffum and Millen traded a lot of wins last year and Millen took second by a very close margin in 1985. Millen hopes the lighter car that gives him the extra few seconds in the corners along with the adjustability designed in the new RX-7 will give him the racers' edge over Buffum in this year's championship. Rod Millen poses with his newest Mazda RX-7 at Riverside Raceway, , , and f1?0St of the engineering was done by his own Neyvport,_Rally_Team. August 1986 Dusty Times

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NISSAN STANZA 4X4 WAGON It Carries a Heavy Load in a Compact Package Text & Photos: Jean Calvin The wave of the future appears to be the 4 WO passenger cars, and the limited production Nissan Stanza four wheel drive wagon might gain more popularity if more were available in the USA. The Stanza has all the luxury one might want in a wagon, parked on a 99 .4 inch wheelbase that makes it easy to park anywhere. The part time four wheel drive on the essentially front drive wagon makes it an all weather, go anywhere within reason vehicle. But, one need not sacrifice any of the comfort of a passenger conveyance. The styling is functional, with a sloping nose over the engine bay and a boxy passenger compartment that affords surprising leg room for the rear seat passengers. As is the norm, the rear seat folds forward presenting a large cargo area marred only by the spare tire planted right in the middle of the floor space. There is plenty of cargo space, but a flat floor would be easier to pack. Up front. fully reclining bucket seats provide comfort on the long haul and myriad adjustment' for all sizes of human bodies. The Stanza. pictured here had nearly all the options available, missing only electric window winders, which · are especially coi:ivenient on a five door wagdn. The exterior paint was a soft silver metallic, and the interior trim and upholstery was done in deep blue went very well with the silver. All the usual wagon _goodies were on board, plus an AMl FM do everything and scan for stations radio, which is awkward to reach at the lower center of the dash. However, there is.a radio volume control on the left side of the instrument panel for the driver's use on the road: The heating and air conditioning controls are also in the center dash, along with a digital clock just above the ashtray . . The full instrumentation is done in orange characters on black background, easy to read in most light. The three oval dash has a tachometer on the driver's left, a speedo complete with trip meter in the center,· and a fuel and a water temperature gauge in the right :;;ide oval. A long line of warning lights, including a door .open light, are in this panel. A keen canary like "peep peep" also warns if the door is open and the key in the ignition, the lights The dash is space age in aspect. but easy to read. lighting controls are on the steering wheel stalk and there is a knob for everything else. Dusty Times on and the seat belts unfastened, and it is a pleasant sound. There are small storage areas all over the cockpit. Along with the glove box there are map pockets in each front door, and • these door arm rests lift up to provide hidden storage, There is an open cubby hole betwe.en the gear lever and hand brake, handy for toll road coins, and another small open box behind the hand brake. This Stanza model had the rear window wiper and defroster, a very handy feature on a slab back vehicle. Handy too is the interior hood release, and the sunroof that allows the feel of open air driving without the wind problems. Perhaps the neatest feature of all on this wagon are the side doors. Both rear side doors slide open easily, so no matter how you park the Stanza, you have easy access to the cargo, or the kids in the rear of the vehicle. A nice touch is the fact that you ~annot fill the car with gas if the The Stanza wagon has the common low nose boxy styling that does provide remarkable interior space for its compact size and good aerodynamics for fuel economy. right side door is open, a nice safety feature. The Stanza has the two liter, four cylinder engine for power, and, mated to the five speed manual transmission, there is power to spare with a load in the back. The wagon will climb most any hill in fifth gear at highway speed. The performance, along with the comfort, is impressive on the open road as well as in urban driving. Four wheel drive is engaged by the familiar big button in the center of the single shift lever, and the shift is effortless when extra traction is needed. This model was equipped with radial tires, Bridgestone SF-402 185-70 SR 14, and they handled the rough, pot holed streets of Los Angles with no troubles. We loaded the Stanza with all our gear and a few hundred copies of DUSTY TIMES and went to the Baja Internacional race in Mexico. On the road the Nissan delivered good fuel economy, averaging 27 mpg, and it made no difference how heavy the load, and the trip included the rolling hills of the racific Coast. In urban and freeway commuter driving the Stanza held its own, averaging over 25 mpg. Throughout · the trip to Ensenada and back we enjoyed the comfort of driving a real car, and the knowledge of knowing that if we came to washouts or flooding, quite common on Mexican highways, we had the reserve of 4 WO to pull through the hazards. We like having just one key to operate all the doors and the ignition. All the controls, excepting the radio tuner, were within easy reach of the solo driver. For a real budget price, the 4 WO Stanza wagon offers a wide variety of services, from hauling cargo to carrying. four full size adults to the theater. Nice touches like both front and rear wheel mud flaps give the wagon the aura of luxury. Check it out in this summer of low interest rates. U;d;r the sloping nose is the two liter four cylinder engine. which on the four wheel drive models is mated to a five speed manual transmission. Loaded with luxury touches the wagon has the rear Perhaps the neatestfeatureof the Nissan wagon is the fact window wiper. and the handy f~ature of front and rear mud that both side .doors slide open. and the rear seats have flaps on the wheels:., · - · plenty of room for full size adults. August 1986 Page 59

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PIT TEAM REGISTER I ~(~'---' We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and double spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS LOS CAMPEONES Jon Kennedy, President · Malcolm Vinje, President 3117 Killarney 476 West Vermont Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Escondido, CA 92025 (714) 641-0155 (619) 292-0485 (home) CHECKERS Max Norris, President 4910 Townsend Ave. , Los Angeles, CA 90041 (213) 255-1053 - (213) 254-1531 CORE Jim Branstetter, President 17453 Runnymede Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 705-8183 Radio-FM-173.375 F.A.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 ~ . OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM ' · By Nels Lundgren Well, if you did not go to Barstow, you missed it! You missed the best weather in the last four Fireworks 250 races. Some of the best racing of the year happened too. And all had a great time. _All the pitters were there, including such notables as the Byrd family and Jim Sumners. The regular pits were all there ~ too. Big John Files dragged Catfish out of his hospital bed, his back is getting better, and Vance and Shirley, Bili Trunk and Clearance Carter were on hand. Bob Bertrum ran Checker 1 with Jorge Espino and ,Mike Nonemaker. Tony Vanilla did a fantastic job controliing the zoo at the main pit, with his brother Mario, Matt Hagerman, back for the summer from Cal Poly SLO, Jim Gregory, -Tony Encabo and assorted others. Zimmerman and Haley were Checker 3 with Mark Bachas and Greg Dahms. George Jirka and Jeff Hines took charge of the Hodge Road pit, with help from Russ Butow, myself, portions of the Lost Gonzo Air Force (Commander, Jose F. Biowski, Smurf) and others that were hard to see after the · blenders started. But, we were· stii1 coherent enough to ·' peel George Seeiey's wheel off at - 12:45 a.m. Dee Svmonds had their radio ~ activated so Page 60 (619) 743-1214 (work) R adio-FM-152.960 MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon Hills Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 (home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Crescents, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month - Jan Sunderland's house ·TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon.CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955 (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 communications were great, until Jose, .on a mission to stop another person from drinking a peach marguerita, tripped over the antenna in his enthusiasm. Thank heaven the antenna stopped him. Special appear-ances were made by Uncle Max at Sidewinder, · Large Robert as Roving Checker, and assorted others. Now to the racers, as 20 Checkers hit the field with 19 pitting. And, 13 Checkers crossed the finish line for a good 65 percent, beating the overall finish rate of 50 percent. With 13 of the 14 7 finishers, we were pushing ten percent of the finishers. The Club had two cars win their respective classes. The Cook brothers will certainly move into the top ten in points with their well deserved first in Class 5-1600. Steve Kelley, running fifth on points, will certainly move up in Class 8 with 'his win. Jeff Hibbard and Bob Utgard should move up from ninth in points with a third in Class 5. Finishing second once again in Class 10, Jim Greenway has a firm grip on fourth in points, if he doesn't move up. Gregg Symonds will move forward from ninth in Class 1 points with his fifth place, while Tom Koch should hang on to fifth in points with his ninth in Class 1. Greg Heinrich finished eighth in Class 5, and may move into the top te .. , while George Seeley and Howard Anderson may hold 0nro tenth in points with their 12th soot. Dave Kreisler was running for (HAPALA DUSTERS By Mike Klinger To start off with our main pit at the Fireworks 250 behind·the Slash X Bar and Grill looked more like the Hyatt Regency on Maui than a dusty old racing pit with oily rags. and gritty food. The Chapala Dusters Off Road Racing Club did it again at this year's annual HDRA Fireworks 250 race in Barstow. Yes we had the world famous swimming pool for lounging, 210 square feet of Kentucky Bluegrass with over-stuffed chairs, potted plants with assorted palm trees, giant BBQ on Friday nite with skeet shooting throughout the weekend .and finally Godzilla. GODZILLA!! The Parry Animals brought out a 6 foot tall blow-up toy of Godzilla to signify that the Party Animals were in charge! What a weekend! Wait for the Frontier 500. The Dusters had · 10 cars entered in the Fireworks 250 and we manned six pits throughout the 80 mile course. The Lothringer Engineering Chal-lenger car took off with Kent Lothringer at the helm for 1 ½ laps and Carl Cabannis for a like amount. 42 Challenger cars started with the Lothringer Bug starting 27th. By the first road crossing car #957 had passed 17 cars. But on lap 1 just before Hodge Road the steering shaft sheared off along with a flat tire. When things got under way, the Challenge car finished the 240 miles with a 9th overall position in class after being penalized 30 minutes for short-coursing. The Lothringer Challenge car still remains in the hunt for overall points with a second place standing. Willie Higman decided to turn his 2-1600 car into a 1-1600 car for the Fireworks by placing .his spare tire in the passenger seat. With not many problems Higman finished 17th, after missing Checkpoint 6 at night. This was a common occurence due to lights, traffic and course markings. The 2-1600 car of Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy had problems from the start of lap one. The entire lap the engine kept cutting out. Nursing the car to the main pit, we changed the condenser and the distributor, and the Smith/Kennedy car was under way and finished class. It was not Rich Ybanz day on Saturday. The 2-1600 car had problems on loop m:ie that never did get sorted out. The fuel pressure regulator went south and the car was trailered. The 2-1600 car of Morley Williams had little problems for 240 miles except for losing a tire. Not just a simple flat tire but Morley actually lost the tire, like the tire rolled past the car at a high rate of speed! Well the Williams car got back on track and eventually finished 20th in class. Car number 1640, the 1-1600 car of J.C. Welch had a terrible day, blowing up the engine right at Checkpoint 1 on loop one. Oh well. This was Tracy and Dick ·Ford's first race and they had _some problems with the new Challenge car. On loop one just at Sidewinder Road, the rod on the shock broke slowing the car considerably. On loop two the tranny let go and the Ford car was done for the day. This was our first race also in the Mike Klinger / Steve Bos Motorsport Photography spon-sored car. Driving the old Orange Crush 5-1600 car we cracked the frame right out of Hodge Road on lap one. I limped the car to our pit 7 at Sidewinder and the needed welding was done and we were on the gas. Finishing up loop one we had a minor detour, I high centered the car in a small ditch requiring 10 spectators to actually lift the car onto hard ground to get back under way. The frame let go again starting lap two, we got it welded at the main pit and co-driver Steve Bos took over' and he broke at Hodge Road. The day was finally done about 12:15 a.m. after complet-ing two laps. The TNT Car of Mike and Roy Taylor finished the best for the club by placing third in class among . the 5-1600 cars. Roy started the race and had no problems at all, in fact Roy set the second fastest lap time for the class. Lap two went as planned as the Rough Country Shock sponsored car kept picking off cars until lap three. Driver Mike Taylor was passed by two cars while changing a broken throttle cable. Under way again and then the front trailing arm broke where the shock mounts, but Mike kept powering down and finished 3rd overall in class. Dennis Fry had little problem in his 2-1600 car for two entire · laps but then fatigue set in. On . lap three the carb started to act i up and the . transmission was \ screaming. Dennis eventually \limped to the finish line and 1placed 12th overall in class. ; The club had a great turnout for entries and a better turnout tor pit support and· spectators. Everyone had a hand in helping this weekend. the win, when excess metal weighed his car down to ninth in Class 2, and should keep him fourth on points. Russ Welch and Roger Mortenson should GOO .l!l~ Nolan, Class 3; Dale Jordan, hang on to their eighth in Class • D/'.YEAR Class6,andMarkHooper,Class 10 points after finishing tenth. OFFROAD SUPPORT TEAM 8. We're glad to have them as Our best finisher in 1-2-1600s "' part of the Goodyear Off Road was Brian Steele with 12th, By Paula Simms Racing Team. which ·put him a surprising 30th· --------------If you would like information overall. Willie Melacon and Lou Congratulations . to all the on how you can become a Peraha may have a ·problem winners at the Fireworks 250. ,member of this exciting team, holding onto third in_ 1-2-1600 The course, as usual, was tough · 'just ask anyofourSupportTeam points after finishing 26th. Gary and rocky. Even though the · members during contingency Bates managed to keep his car off weather was somewhat cooler hours, or call Paula Simms at its roof and finished 28th. than last year, the drivers still had (714) 993-7448. Some of our more notable a long and rough day. As of the Fireworks 250, the non-finishers were Dave Our special congratulations to top five in our Hi Miler Mansker, fourth in points, and , Dave Ashley and Wally Kaiser in Competition are: Larry Carlton Steve Barlow and Jim Moulton, Class 7 4 x 4, who battled and. Gil Divine, 1403, John seventh in points in Class 1-2-throughout the entire race with Swift, 1245, Stan Houghton, 1600. Larry Bolin mugged his Jerry McDonald's team, but at 1134, Ron Clyborne, 931, and Class 2 car when he rolled four to the end, crossed the finish line Tom Strong, 325. There are still six times, depending who you first. Our thanks and applause to three races left in the series, two ask. Jim Stiles disappeared on the Walker Evans, Class 8, who of which could accrue many last lap, and brother Jeff blew up wrapped up second; John Swift, points for these drivers due to the old workhorse in the two Class 7, second place, Dave the length of the races. So, this seater. Lastly, Tom Martin's bad Shoppe, Class 8, third place, competition is still up for grabs. luck continued as his two seater Tom Strong, Class 4, third place, It will be exciting to see who wins had nothing but small problems . and Stan Houghton Class 7 4 x 4, the Hi Mil'er, and full product pick apart his front end. third place. As always, we are; sponsorship in 1987. Finally, Smith and Jones proud of these great drivers and We hope to see all oCyou at brought the spa pool once again, all the rest of our team. · Riverside, August 15-17, and this time placing it at Hodge We'd also like to welcome a again at the Frontier 500, Road. It was perfect for the few new members to our team: September 5-7. Remember, we beautiful day. Rumors started Darryl Gibson, Class 5; John are there for all of you. flow·n:g that ---------------------, had set up a Doughboy pool, 1 M O VI N G 1 Please notify us lour weeks BEFORE movmg DUSTY TIMES 1 complete with sod cover and Place our address label m rhe space provoded 5331 Derry Ave. h • • · h d I ■ and print your NEW address Suite O I angmg plants. Cnes were ear Agoura. CA 91301 · of imitation and one-upmanship. I New Address (Please Print) New Address ______________ _ ___ I ~~:~:2:~ y!~:~llh~~}~Jt~i:~f: ~:;i:g.~~---==========---=--=== -~;~,; -=~==============~ z,~ -~- - · -= _ =~:: ' witnessed 'the- beginning of SPA I Attach DUSTYTIMES , . ' I WARS. See you at Riverside. I l.Jlbel Here I · August 1986 Dusty Times

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\ ,.. GOODYEAR WEATHERMAN :~_,, ;\ oi?t-Radio Relay Team --The good news from the Baja Internacional is that Sal Fish got permission from the government to use the 9300' elevation Mount Diablo Observatory for our relay effort. Those of you who were at the race last year might recall that without the official permission, we were asked to get off the mountain. It took us a day and a half to pack up and leave. We were, however, able to stay the length of the race. It was nice not to face the possibility of eviction n a foreign country this year. I want to personally acknowl-edge the P.C.l. Race Radio crew of Jolene Moorehouse and Elvin Berrios, his second appearance. It can be fun! Elvin also did the Mint 400 on 151.715. Elvin's brother, a New York police officer, and Jolene's husband David of the U.S. Navy, along with yours truly, a.k.a. 'Weatherman" made up the five person crew atop Mount Diablo. Paula Sims at the Goodyear 'Palace on \Xtneels" was, as By Bob Steinberger always, beautiful. I wish we had volunteer Paula's at every checkpoint, and we could then find a lost car in seconds. Thanks also to the pit teams who helped find cars and people. The teams are Chapala Dusters, Checkers, F.A.l.R., Honda, Los Campeones, and Pro A TV. My gratitude to Mike McFadden of C Mac Construction who, for the second race in a row, loaned us three Pace Landmaster III 2-ways. Rod Everett of Gaudenti & Sons and Don Chase also each loaned us a Landmaster lll radio so we could effect the relay, as I had to supply the Score Medical Team with extra radios. Anyone who is not going to a race and could loan us a Pace Landmaster Ill would have our deep appreciation. Special thanks to the Score Medical Team who, while awaiting possible emergen-cies, were able, with the aid of the Baja Amateur Radio Associa-tion, to help lost cars and keep people in touch. 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. C.O.R.E. had a massive 21 cars to pit at Barstow for the Fireworks 250, and the club came home with a pair of class winners, both repeaters from the Mint 400. The club manned six full pits around the course, with basically two main pits, one at Hodge Road, generally thought to be the half way point for a driver change, and the usual main pit at Barstow College, Able pit was past Check 1 at the power line road, and Baker was at the road crossing between Check 2 and 3. Charlie was near Check 3 and Dog was at Hodge Road. · Easy pit was near Sidewinder Road. Race Director Karen Clark had able help from Tom Mattingly, who not only served as Race Manager, but he headed up the crew at the main pit. Bob Kephart ran Able pit, Kurland captained Stoddard's Well, and Tom Renolds did the same at Wild Wash Road. The McClaren crew did the honors at Hodge Road and Randy Lacore managed Sidewinder Road. In Class 1 Chet and Lloyd Huffman had some flats, broke a torsion bar, but still finished sixth in class. Terry McDonald and Mike Jocelyn got in just one full lap and broke a stub axle on the second round. Cam Theiriot and Greg Lewin were the stars of Class 2, taking their second victory this year in the Funco O.R.E. and bagging fourth overall as well. The .other CORE Class 2, the Donna and David Dusty Times Hingtgen Sandhawk did a 4: 15 first lap, then vanished on the second while the pit folks tried to stay awake waiting for them. The lone Class 9 entry of Chuck Inman only went a few miles before blowing a piston. CORE shone again in Class 10, as Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn won again, and they scored third overall time too. It is their fourth win in a row this year, and Steve is the current overall series points leader. Keep it up, guys! Staying in the game, Rick and John Hagle had no problems and took a keen fourth in Class 10. Butch Darling lost the alternator in his Class 10, and the Barstow resident went home and took one from his play buggy, and got back in the race after a very long first lap. Butch finished all three rounds for 15th in Class 10. Mike and Jim Zupanovich had a good first lap, but were not seen, again. Bill Sallenbach and Mike Bird were just behind them on the first lap, then hit a big rock · on the middle lap and took out a trailing arm. Rounding out the Class 10 CORE bunch, Steve Casagrande flipped and retired on the first lap. _ Our best performers in the huge, 41 starters, Challenge Class were Dan Hook and Dan Oliver who got their TMag home in fourth place. 1-:Iook got lost and didn't know it, since he was busy dicing with another lost car, until they both finally realized their mistake. The effort of Jeff Nolke and Robert Hupp went down after one lap, and George Callaway, Jr. did not cover a lap in his Challenge car. There were 53 starters in Class 1-2-1600, and doing the best for the club out of that monumental grid lock was the Bunderson of The 1985 "Person of the Year" Frank DeAngelo once again upped his position by providing the team with four cases of American beer. Anyone ever. camped on a 9300 foot elevation mountain top with the closest American beer store over 200 miles away can appreciate his contribution. The BFG Relay team also contributed to our relay effort, by helping before we got set up and by providing us with six gallons of gas to get us off the mountain. We wasted 25 gallons going 200 kilometers too far south of the observatory turn off! This was why we were not on line with the relay effort prior to race time. The BFG Relay team offered us a seeing eye dog as well. Finally, thanks to everyone not so far mentioned, who with their 2-way radios helped us keep people in touch and find lost race cars. Fortunately it was a super safe race and no real emergencies occurred. Thanks to people like Big Dan Culver who, at their own expense, purchase P.C.l. race prepped 2-way radios for no other reason than to help people who need radio help. It's the Big Dans who are among the big people in off road racing. If you wish to be a volunteer on the relay team, be sure we have your address and phone number. Call Bob Steinberger at (213) 426-7077 or write to P.C.l. Race Radios, 2888 Gundry Ave.; Signal Hill, CA 90806. Jack Ramsay and Rick Mills. They finished sixth on the road, and moved up to fifth when the fourth place car got a late breaking 20 minute penalty for missing ·Check 6, as did a good three dozen other cars. John Basso and Dominic· Borra actually finished third on time, but they also got nailed with a 20 minute penalty for missing Check 6, and it dropped them to 13th on the official results. That is how tight the class was running. Jerry and Larry Leslie had a good run in Class 1-2-1600 and came in a fine 11th, only nine seconds behind tenth and a minute ahead of 12th spot. Joel Stankavich and Warren Messick were only six more minutes back in 14th place at the flag. Steve Ferrato and Dennis Orcutt had a major flat on the second lap and no spares with the proper offset. Both Steve and Dennis got lost in their driving stints, but they covered all three laps in 32nd place. Tom Malloy got in two good laps in his 1600 before retiring, and Mark and Monica Barnes managed one round before parking. Overall it was a good race for the CORE drivers, who always turn out in force for a run at the tough unforgiving terrain at Barstow. The Frontier 500 is the next full support race for CORE. . CORE meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Dugout near the intersection of Hazeltine and Oxnard in Van Nuys. Guests and prospective members are always welcome, and the meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. For more information on CORE and its activities, call President Jim Branstetter at (818) 705-8183. August 1986 SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional News By Lynette AHison Pro ralliest Mike Blore reports he was a last place finisher in a local regional Road Rally event, but he won the Goodrich T earn TIA award of$75.00. Mr. Bob Radford was on hand to present Mike with the award. Mr. Radford, if you recall, during his Pro Rally boss job, put the glitch on Mike's rallycross at Glen Helen Park, almost causing the event to be canceled because of an insurance problem. Ah well, it is a small world! A reminder to rally teams: Expect tougher tech inspections to take more time. Plan to enter tech at the earliest possible time after the registration opens. This helps the organizers, tech inspectors, registration person-nel, and even you ralliests. Just think - after registration and tech, you have all that extra time to sleep, swim, or just bench race until the start. Helmets: Name, blood type, and date of last tetanus shot must be listed on the back of the helmet. 1976 Snell approved helmets will no longer be accepted in 1987. Mud and stone flaps: Cars must have flaps on the rear wheel wells, and in front as well if the car is front wheel drive. Service crews: A fire extinguisher must be kept at the service area and be in sight. When refueling, the extinguisher should have the pin out, ready in case of an emergency. A service crew at the Nor'wester Rally was criticized by Dave Thompson for not doing so during the event. Possible changes for 1987: No dune buggies allowed, in fact no rigs, such as Jeep CJs as well, without an intregal roof structure will be allowed. VW modified cars, such as Baja Bugs will probably be OK. Vehicles will need to be manufacturer-recognized based cars. Trucks will probably still be OK for divisionals. Roll bars are out, and only full cages meeting SCCA standards (in the national rule book) will be passed in tech inspection. These items and others will be decided by the Pro Rally Board at their meeting in Prescott, Arizona. Watch for the final update soon. A Rally School is coming up! Plans are currently in the works to offer a Rally School Saturday, October 4, headquartered at the hotel in Gorman. The school wo uld cover rally history, checkpoint procedures for the different rallies, how to operate checkpoints and work them properly, essential car prepara-tion, characteristics of tires and how they affect handling, basic driving techniques to improve cornering, etc. The SCCA has a designated Rally School guide and format which will be included. I hope to have guest speakers on various topics. The school would run Saturday from 9 a.m. to dark, and include theory and practical application of learning. That means you get to use your cars. Final information will be included on the entry for the Cliffs Of Gorman Rally, scheduled for October 5. Remember, the 1987 South-ern Pacific Divisional year will begin with the East of Indio VI Rally. This event has been rescheduled for November 1 and 2, 1986, so mark your calendars. The organizers plan to rally all day Saturday and early Sunday morning, using the forest roads around Hemet, plus the traditional desert roads at night. Congratulations to Erick Hauge for his eleventh place finish in the Uniroyal One Lap of America last May. Erick teamed with Walt Jominy and Tom Noonan in a Chevy Blazer. There were 112 finishers. Jim Love and Bill Gutzman also competed, but their results were not published. The organizers of the FIA listed Carson City Rally say the event faces cancelation at this time. Word reached them in the spring that their rally budget was cut considerable, like 75 percent. In recent months they have failed to locate a major sponsor or two, so the outlook is dismal. If Carson City is lost due to lack of funding, it would be the second event cut from the Pro Rally Schedule this season and the run for the championships would finish at the Press On Regardless in Michigan. Besides, it would make the Nor'wester the only western event on the schedule. 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 o ne set or $20.CO 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. ' Page 61

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PIT CREW MAT by M.E.G.S.I 439 N. Azusa Ave., Suite 123, W. Covina, CA 91790 818-339-2029 5\S_ -C \--1 P.. S Custom Built to Your Needs by Bill Varnes Mike Brown V-ENTERPRISES 32817 Crown Valley Rd. Acton, CA 93510 805/269-1279 INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics , Including ... • NEAL C utting Brakes"' ' • Clutch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cylinders • Hydrauhc Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more. Complete Catalog, $3.00. NEAL PRODUCTS, INC. 7171 Ronson Road San Diego, CA 92 ! 11 (619) 565-9336 "USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your Performance Dealer Today -Oil - Fuel -Transmissions - Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc., 12414 Hwy. 99 So., Dept OT, Everett, WA 98204 OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEERING 6879 ORAN CIRCLE. BUENA PARK. CA. 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 & 4 W .D VANS & PICKUPS & MINI TRUCKS GABRIEL RACING SHOCKS • BAJA RYDERS PRE·RUN TRUCKS • CUSTOM SPRINGS AXLE WORK ._ CUSTOM SUSPENSION No BLOCKS USED • WELDING & FABRICATION Bill Montague (714) 521-2962, Established 1974 CUSTOM CHASSIS RACE PREP OFF ROAD CONCEPTS 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yu·cca Valley, CA 92284 Page 64 Dave Snoddy - . (619)-365-0162 ORE OFF ROAD ENGINEERING Off ..... llace Can 9720 Cozycroft Chatsworth, CA 91311 GREG LEWIN (818) 882-2886 THE POWER IN RACE RADIOS • 90 WATTS • SYNTHESIZE0 (213) 426-7077 • RACE & BUSINESS USE , • NEW R0A0MASTER SERIES· 50 WATTS· $499 PHONE CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL 2188 GUNDRY AVE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 PORCO PRECISION OFF ROAD COMPANY~ Retail Parts • Fabrication • Prototype 721 UNIT B SAN BERNARDINO RD. COVINA, CA 91723 TONY VANILLO (818) 915-3847 (818) 915-3848 P.O. BOX 323 • SEAHURST WA, 98062 (206)242-1773 -Quality Products Fastener Specialists Heinz (Henry) Buchhardt (213) 633-6971 7022 Marcelle Street . Paramount, California 90723, AL KEY (213) 515-3570 PERFORMANCE COMMUNICATIONS FOR PER~ORMANC_EYEHICLl;:S DOUG FREEMAN (213) 320-9584 P.O. BOX 3757 GARDENA,, CA 99247-7457 August 1986 Telephone: (714) 535-4437 (714) 5~5-4438 David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 RUSS's V.W. Recycling 3317 S. Peck Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016 (BEHIND TONY'S TRUCK WRECKING) (818) 574-1943 • (818) 574-1944 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, Ghias and 914's (213) 583-2404' h ... ~}J@~PSERVICE, INC. METAL PROCESSING 592 l W:lmington Avenue Los Angeles. California 90001 ~ANDBl AST GLASS BEAD MAG-NETIC PARTICAL -. FLOURESC ENT INSPECTION Rick Munyon Larry Smith r( '--·"1:~. SM ?~ ~'8"99'1-~ ~ ~ 1533 Truman Street ~j~ San Fernando. Ca. 91340 ~~{! .L.LWJ:::Jt---i Phone (818) 361-1215 ~ ~Vf-6JatV~ SCORE Canada Inc. 390 CHEMIN DU LAC, LERY, QUE. CANADA J6N 1 A3 514-692-6171 Dusty Times

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LOCATION DISTRIBUTORS TELEPHONE Anaheim, CA Tom Stalarz (714) 630-3810 Bakersfield, CA Dave Pedrow/Wayne Ulberg (805) 948-6044 Tim Schmidt (805) 324°9882 Bullhead City, AZ Larry Stover (602) 758-5480 Colton, CA Dick Alden/John Donahoe (714) 877-0226 Corona.CA Cal Performance (714) 735-7223 El Centro, CA Mike McNeece (619) 352-4721 Fullerton, CA Jim Finn (714} 738-7820 La Vern Unser (714) 635-5553 Hayward, CA Jack Bertwick (415} 783-6500 Lancaster, CA Dave Pedrow/Wayne Ulberg (805) 948-6044 Las Vegas, NV Darwin Pilger/Tom Tonal (702) 457-5906 Long Beach, CA Dave Wayt (213) 437.4373 Oakland/S.F., CA Chris Price (415) 428-2600 Phoenix, A;: Bill Wilhof.t/Ed Clark (602) 278-6271 Riverside, :.A San.ct Rails (714) 682-3270 SanJOSJ, CA John Graham (408) 723-3835 Mike Whitacre (408) 294-4513 Tucson, AZ Don Larson (602) 745-2247 Van Nuys, CA Dave Wayt (213) 437-4373 Ventura, CA Bill Tipton (805) 659-5609 Yuma.AZ Robert McNeece (602) 782-6543 P.O. Box 610, 333 West Broadway, Suite 202 Long Beach, California 90801-0610 (213) 437-4373 RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER Manufacturers of Quality Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS 1649 W. Collins, Orange, CA92667 714-997-0766 If no answer 714-997-0767 Suspension Components · (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 GET INTO "GEAR" WITH THE. Wl~NING NAME IN TIRES Baseball Cap: twill/mesh, one size fits all, your choice of blue, black, grey, red or yellow. $5.oo· T-Shirts: 50/50. available in S. M, L. & XL, your choice of blue, while. grey, red or yellow $7.00 Patches: 1 ½" X 5··. yellow with black logo. $.50. Decals: 12·· X 3·· black or white on clear. $1.00, or 26'" X 5" with black. white. red or yellow die-cut letters. $5.00 TO ORDER YOUR "GEAR" ___ please include item. quantity. size and color. and send check, money order or MCNISA # (Ohio residents add 5.5% tax) to: PERFORMANCE TIRES -------------P.O. Box 227 • Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222 Inside Ohio - 216 928-9092 OUTSIDE OHIO • 800 222-9092 more ••• TRAIL NOTES HACEJKANS BY JEFF flEIJJ'S TitfiNSfiXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 913! 1 TAier, racing gasoline We sell more racing gasolin~ than anyone else in the west! Alameda County 916 962-3514 Phoenix 602 952-2575 Bakersfield 805 393-8258 Portland 503 393-9705 Denver 303 452-5239 Riverside 714 787-8141 Hawaii 808 682-5589 Sacramento 916 962-3514 Huntington Beach 714 536-8808 San Diego 6 l 9 460-5207 L.A.-Long Beach 21 3 863-480 l Saugus 805 259~3886 Las Vegas 702 871-141 7 Seattle 206 833-0430 Monterey 408 899-1010 Spokane 509 483-0076 Orange County 7 14 634-0845 Yakima 509 248-3271 Division of Off Road Concepts 7352 Fox Trail Unit B Yucca Valley, CA 92284 Dave Snoddy (619) 365-0162 Performance Parts and Accessories 9158 Las Tunas Temple City, CA 91780 (818) 285-5944 (818) 285-5973 ~TRACKSIDE Photo · £nt..-prlses PO BOX 91767 • LOS ANGELES. CA. 90009 18110 SO NORMANDIE • SUITE C •GARDENA.CA. 90248 Jim Ober (213) 327:4493 RACING PIIOTOCllAPHT SPECIALISTS FHE WINNERS CHOICE Fact is, WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS have been used by more winning drivers and engine builders in 1985 than any other brand! Ask the top professionals before buy-ing your next cam,. Call us for your winning cam for street*, strip and off-road. Send $3 for complete 1986 catalog. 1663 Superior Avenue .Costa Mesa, CA 92627 .WEB-CAM ~RFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS (714) 631_;1770 ·Not legal 1or· sale in CA on pollution controlled vehicles. Engine & Machine Phone (602) 242-0077 2733 W .. Missouri VW · PORSCHE , OFF ROAO 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS. CA 92069 (619) 741-6173 Custom Wheels Off Road Accessories Phoenix, Arizona 0·5017 Two for the OH-Road! OOtVWs For advertising rates & information contact Wright Publishing Co., Inc. PO Box 2260, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 Get the word out about your business, big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customers. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $16.00 per month.· THE SNORE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL was abruptly canceled the day before the race due to an insurance problem. It seems SNORE ·had the insurance, but not enough coverage to satisfy the requirements of the B.L.M. Even with top Nevada brass going to bat for the club, time ran out. SNORE President Roger Gaskill offers his personal, and the club's sincere apologies to the many folks, racers, pit crews, contingency donors, all who came to Las Vegas on the Friday only to find there was to be no race. THE HDRA/ SCORE DESERT SERIES points standings are complete through the first five of the eight eligible events. While the Fireworks 250 was number five, it really was the halfway point, because both the Frontier 500 and the Baja I 000 are double points races. Leading the points overall and in Class 10 is Steve Tetrick with 496. Hanging tough in second overall and leading Class 1-2-1600 is Jack Ramsay at 447. Jerry Penhall is third overall and leading Class 2 with 432, and Mike Ward is fourth overail while l~ading the Challenge Class, with 405 points. Other class leaders are: Class I, Ivan Stewart, 380; Class 3, Doh Adams, 285; Class 4 , Rod Hall, 340; Class 5; Stan Parnell, 349; Class 5-1600, Mike Lesle, 296; Class 6, Larry Schwacofer, 278; Class 6S, Chris Robinson, 114; Class 7, Manny Esquerra, 334; Class 7S, Willie Valdez, 322; Class 7 4x4,Jerry McDonald, 336; Class 8, Dave Shoppe, 375; Class 9,Dave Wood, 298; Class 11, Dave Hendrickson, 142; Class 14, Steve M izel, l 03. Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES SEE FORM ON PAGES. DustyTima August 1986 Pagc65

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I I ! I I ' Classified ••• 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 J imco. Bruckmann Porsche 2.8, 6 cyl. engine. Twin brother to Danny Letner's Parker winning engine. UMP power steering, Super Boot bearing housing, axles, cvs, coil over Wright 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. -FOR SALE: 1981 Ford van conversion, fully equipped. Too many options to list. O .R.D./ Rancho Suspension, new BFG All Terrains, custom paint, interior, runs and looks better than new. Asking $11,800. Call (213) 399-1798 for details. FOR SALE: Race Package including Class 10 vehicle. Raceco chassis,.118½" wheelbase, Model #2TC. 1650cc · Toyota engine, power steering, Carr rear disc brakes, Bilstein shocks w/ secondary suspension, Palmer front arms, Super Boot axles and CVs. Complete rebuilt racing trans _with Hew land gears, Duke carrier, lots of extras and a 1982 trailer /Carrier Make, VSTRM, Type: 41W, etc. $12,000. Call Ray Aragon -(818) 793-4333. H.P.S. Oil, Dana, Tony, Ben, Carmen I and IL Thanks, Octavio S. FOR SALE: 7S Ford Ranger, ready to race. Raced four times, .way over $20,000 invested. New engine, 12 spare wheels & tires, auto, power steering, trailer, some spares. $15,500 takes everything, cash or street legal pre-runner, mini truck. Make offer. It is reg. & VIN no. for 1987. Call (213) 254-1531. FOR SALE: Sandhawk -116 single seat Class 10. Chromoly, Wright chromoly arms, spindles, links. 1641cc engine, G & S trans. Parker winner. Two car trailer. Went two laps at the 1986 Fireworks 250. $4500 or best offer. Call Jer_ry Cummings at (714) 591-3282 -(714)633-0030. FOR SALE: CRS stock Corolla. A winner! $1500-3000. Small sponsorship for gusty driver included! Peltor intercom, $225. Euro hood pins, $15 a pair. Extra light supports, $15 a pair. Pirelli P7 and Yokohama 007 rally tires, $40 each, very few left! Call Topi at (818) 764.-9013. FOR SALE: Volker Bru~kmann is selling two Porsche 6 cylinder 2.8 liter off road engines. One has been raced by Mark McMillin only 20 hours from fresh, the other is fresh. Both engines are guaranteed to finish first race if properly installed. 240 hp with great reliability. Be a winner! Call Volker at (619) 578-1585. FOR SALE: Class 2 Funco Tandem, "Freight Train". Fresh 2180 engine and transmission with Hewland gears, 113 inch wheelbase, 14 inch rear travel, power steering, Flame-Out, Wright front end. Bilstein shocks, Parker Pumper, inter-com system, turbo cvs. Sway-A-Way torsion bars front and rear, Dura Blue axles. Ready to race. $8000. Phone (805) 496-8422. FOR SALE: 1962 Baja Bug, 106 inch wheelbase, Wright beam -I-. 5" wider. Combo spindles, rack i & pinion, Centerline wheels, Beard seats, 25 gallon fuel cell, FOR SALE: Rally or pre-run GMC truck. Full set of rally computers, interior by UMP, Ford 9 inch, Summers axles, B& M tranny, knock offs, built 454. All the best for $10,000. MUST SELL! Call (818) 888-5260 and ask for Scott. FOR SALE: Two cylinder, two stroke Snowmobile engines. 500cc Suzuki air cooled, new, never run with 62 hp, $285. 500cc Suzuki water cooled, test run only, 85 hp, $685. 521cc Rotex, water cooled, test run only, 103 hp, $985. 580cc Rotex FOR SALE: Funco SS 2, Class 1-1600. Fresh Porsche red paint, braided lines, gauges, complete instruments, 5 point belts, Neal hydraulics, oil coolers, Weld wheels, Bilstein shocks, fuel cell, big c.v. joints, close trans, best of everything. Fresh update on suspension. Business forces sale. $5000 or best offer. Call (313) 477-7733 or (313) 661-0609. FOR SALE: '85 Bunderson, Class 1 or 10. Fresh motor and Hewland trans. Summers Bros. axles and tie rods, Dura Blue stub axles, UMP power , steering, Sway-A-Way torsion equip-ment, all fresh equipment. Includes dual axle trailer, 55 gal. gas drum, quick fills, tires, many extras. Everything goes _ for $16,000. Call Steve at (702) 645-7996. i • I ; full cage, 12 Bilstein shocks, bus gear box, Sway-A-Way torsion bars, axles, long travel. BFGoodrich tires, 2240 ported and polished heads and much more. $4500. Call (805) 269-5200. water cooled, test run only, 121 FOR SALE: New Chenowth hp, $1485. Call Lynn Chenowth, Magnum DR2V Chromoly days, (619) 442-3773, eves chassis near completion. All ( 619) 441-09 38. bracketry, ultra lightweight, -front beam, UMP adjustable FOR SALE: Four Fox 12 inch seats, 30 gallon fuel cell, body travel air shocks, new, still in the mounted, Neal hanging pedals, boxes. Need no springs or UMP aluminum work, Hewland torsion bars with these shocks. DG300 w/UMP adaptor. Must Cost $900, will sell for $400. · Sell! Call Mike at (619) 449-Call Lynn Chenowth, days, 7100 a.m. or Bill at (619) 579-(619) 442-3773, eves (619) 6888 p.m. 441-0938. FOR SALE: 2350cc Type 4 engine. Only 3 hours on engine since complete rebuild. Never blown up, very reliable. Call Lynn Chenowth, days, (619) 442-3773, eves (619)441-0938. FOR SALE ·oR TRADE: 1984 Chevy Class 7 race truck. 173 cu. in., roller V-6 engine, 20 gal. fuel cell, nodular iron 9 in. Ford rear end with spool, L/ T Rancho shocks, Goodrich tires, Beard Super Seats, Deist harness, custom suspension, aluminum work. $10,000. Serious inquiries only. Call (602) 821-5372, evenings only. FOR SALE: Owner moving to Germany forces sale of two Mazda RX 2s. # l, California Rally Series production class car, has tired chassis but fresh suspension with Bilsteins and many goodies. #2 is a street car with bridgeported rotary with modified carb, free flow exhaust, H.D. radiator, lowered suspen-sion, decent shocks and more. Combine both cars and have a very competitive CRS produc-tion class car or SCCA Divisional rally car. $1200. or best reasonable offer. Must sell soon! Call Steve at (916) 446-6411 or 481-7871. r--~-------------------------------------~---~ · _ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I· I I I I DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 wo.rds, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All classified ads must be paid in advance . Enclosed is $ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. Name---------------------------------Mail to: I - Address -~~~------------------Phone ______ _ ''f ! '.,,,._. DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura,-CA 91301 I I I I I I Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club_ Sub Offer Call (818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 WANTED: Class 2-1600 car. Less engine and trans ok. Call Gary Porter at (714)971-8712. FOR YOUR LUMBER and 'building material needs: Contact your local Hayward Lumber Co. Complete high desert coverage. Call (818) 285-9731 for the store location closest to you. FOR SALE: Class 5 car, fresh 2270 VW engine, bus trans, Hewland gears, turbos, Super Boot, Wright front end, power steering, new 30 gal. fuel cell, Bilstein shocks, extra wheels and tires, Parker Pumper. Must sell to best offer! Call Dave at (818) 446-7800. FOR SALE: Class 1, 9 or 10 single seater. Henry stub axles, . A.M.S. rack & pinio~ steering, Sway-A-Way spring plates, torsion bars, drive axles, Mesa oil cooler, side shifter, nets, hood, side panels. Completely wired, less motor, trans, seat, pedal assembly. Must sell! $1000 or best offer. Call Steve (714) 2 44-1906. -FOR SALE: Magnum S/ Cl. Class 10 Type 1 Fat motor, 091 Transaxle with Hewland gears, 0rack power steering, complete stainless steel brake system with disc brakes, hydraulic pedals and turning brake, Halon fire system and beadlocks on wheels. $20,000. Call days, (214) 241-0005, eves, (214) 790-3817. WANTED: Class 7S racer. Must be competitive in Score - HORA. Not worn out and priced right. Contact Carl at (805) 488-3708. Have lights -Wil/Race SUPERSTITION 250 Ill Saturday Night · August 9, 1986 AMSA desert series points race. Three cars will make a class. Info: O~ys: Jeff Wright (619) 561-4810 Evenings: Fud (619) 427-5 759 Presented by the Fudpucker Racing Team 't' I "' I f I City_ ______ ~_, -------,-~------State _____ Zip ______ _ •~ _ _:, ______ ...:....., _________________________ .;..!.l:...=== Page 66 August 1986 Dusty Times "

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WEATHERMAN RADIO TIPS· By Bob Steinberger How would you like to have five or ten free two-way radios to use towards your off road racing effort? Presto! Join an off road race pitting organization that already has a radio system at most every pit location. This article is a tribute to the pit support clubs whose members pool their efforts and resources, thereby eliminating most of the costs related to having your own pit crew. For a nominal yearly fee you can become part of a club that provides professional pits and through their pooled resources have a lot of equipment - things like two-way radios, welders, quick jacks, lug wrenches, tools, chemicals ( oil, trans fluid, stop leak, brake fluid, WO 40), first aid kits, racing tape, tie wraps, baling wire, radiator clamps, and more. They also have banners and cones to easily mark the entrance and make the pit easy to find. They have pit meetings before a race so you can get your tires, parts, and fuel distributed. This is also where the pre-race planning is done, so the pits can be located for prime access and radio communications, as well as race car fuel consumption problems. If you are contemplating buying or building a race car and are in the proc;,ess of gathering information, what better reference library could there possibly be than the collective membership of an off road support club. I mean do you really think that you have seen, done or thought about anything that they haven't already done before? If so, then you will fit right in, offering your new and fresh ideas to their already overflowing knowledge bank. There is also the special aspect to each off road club. They meet every month, some meet more often, and they also have other functions. Guests are welcome at the meetings and even if you are not building a car, these clubs need membership. Support comes not only from the racing teams, but from the volunteers that help the club financially through their modest yearly dues, and their efforts helping in the pits, helping with the logistics of moving equipment and parts, manning a pit until all hours of the night, sometimes in remote _locations. It is a give and take relationship. Pick up the phone and call a representative of an off road support club and get the gears meshing into what could be the beginning of a mutually beneficial and rewarding relationship. They are all listed on page 60 of this iss~e. How does all this relate to a radio tip column? Let's hear it from Wayne Morris, the President of F.A.l.R. "Two-way WHY AREN'T YOU??? A DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! radio _is the heartbeat of our pit organization." Jon Kennedy, President of Chapa la Dusters and Malcolm Vinje, President of Los Carnpeones whole heartedly agree. Kennedy says, "radios have added a whole new realm to racing safety, keeping an eye on the cars without ever seeing them." 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 RAUY NEWS. FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Contact DUSTYffMES Why is it necessary to have radio communication between cars and pits? Besides the obvious benefits, two-way radio is the racer's edge. It allows the driver to run harder and faster without the psychological barrier of 5331 Deny Avenue, Suite 0 having to nurse the car from pit Agoura, CA 91301 to pit, knowing if the car breaks it (818) 889-5600 will be out of competition. ------. -----•-------------• Going back to paragraph one, about not ha':'mg a two-way! you can have the advantage of . . To make 1t super easy and multiple radios on the course by mexpens1vely affordab~e, as well joining a radio equipped off road as prov1dmg_ the security, ~fety support group. You rieed and competitiveness of a smgle purchase·atrnost justoneradio two-way radio, P.C.I. Race for your' race ca;. You can be Radioshasputtogetheraracecar more competitive, your support package. Included in the kit is a people have up to date reports 50 . watt, 16 chann~l two-way right from your race car, and if radio, your helmet wired, and an you do break down, you can give mt~rface cable .between. the an exact location to your people radio, your push to talk_ switch, along with what you need, even if and your helmet. It ~ven mcludes it is a tow or a trailer. It beats a killer antenna for Just $651.00. waiting for hours with only The radio and antenna separately snakes, lizards and coyotes for are only $464.00. company, unless you have a two Goodyear Weatherman Radio seater, but then who needs the Relay_ Flags are available for pit kind of co-driver that rags on you organizations who have high powered and rnultipowered two-ways, and who want to lend radio assistance to those who need it. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS· A & D Buggies . . . . . . . . . . 55 A.D.R.A ................ 39 Allied Aftermarket . . . . . . . 15 Audi ................... 9 Bilstein Corp. of America . . 31 Bridgestone Tires -USA . , . 21 Brush Run 101 .......... 11 Burks Off Road Racing . . . . 41 Champion Bead lock . . . . . 22 Chevrolet Motor Division . . 13 # C.0.R.E. . .......... : . . . 51 DUSTY TIMES COVER UPS I want to personally thank Rick Marshall of the Score Medical Team for his help at the Fireworks 250. At the very last minute as I was leaving for the .mountain top, he heard I would be alone and volunteered to help. He took care of the medical Dura Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Filler Products, Inc. . . . . . . 10 Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . 25 General Tire Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . 12 BFGoodrich -Tire PAINTER HAT Great for pit workers -one size fits all but very large heads -Nifty for children too - $2.50. ALL WEATHER COVERALL Neck to ankle protection against heavy weather -made of water shedding, paper based fabric - will '1ast through many wet race weekends if washed gently. One size fits all adults except N.F.L. sized men. $8.50. SAFARI HAT Protects tender necks from the sun -All cotton bill makes the Safari Hat com-peletly washable. Sizes S, M, L, XL - $6.50. To order send check or money order to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. Specify size on Safari hat. Be sure to include $1.50 for shipping and handling. California residents add 6.5% sales tax. .Allow 4-5 weeks for delivery. DustyTima August 1986 channel and the HORA .checkpoint coordination. Thanks also to Rick Frisbee and Dave Western who loaned us their 50 watt and 75 watt two-ways. Everything I had went to the medical team and HORA for their rover teams and check-points. I apologize for the lack of coverage into certain areas at &rstow. I broke something on the rig going up a blade cut and couldn't get as high as I needed to be. Last year I covered the race from the same location and did great. I think that the tremendous amount of entries meant far more radios in use than last year, and with more traffi~ creating more "noise pollution" and less range, it was all part of the problem. It just might be that Big Bear is too far away from the race to be effective anymore. Thanks also to the HORA Rover Teams, checkpoint people, medical people, and in particular HORA 3 and 4 and Rescue 3. They were always there to help find lost cars. And finally, thanks again to my sidekick Paula Simms. What a job she does! Send any comments or suggestions, or perhaps volun-teer help out at a race, to Bob "Weatherman" Steinberger at P.C.I. _ Race Radios, 2888 , Gundry Ave., Signal Hill, CA . 90806. Division . . . . . . . 2-3, 44-45 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co ............. 7 HORA Frontier 500 . . . . . . 24 Hot Shoes Racing Brakes .............. 33 Ja Mar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 KC Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mazda Motors of America . . 5 McKenzie Automotive ..... 43 Mikuni American Corp. . . . . 28 ~ Nevada Off Road Buggy, . . . 32 Nissan Motor Corp. USA . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Off Road Video . . . . . . . . . . 26 Marvin Shaw Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Silver Dust Racing Association . . . . . . . . . . . 37 S.N.O.R£ 250 . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sports Racing Products . . . 30 Sway-A-Way Corp. . . . . . . . 27 Toyota Motorsports . . . . . . 35 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . 19 Uniden Race Radios . . . . . . 53 Uni Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Unique Metal Products . . . . 42 Valley Performance -Hewland .............. 6 * Wright Place ..... . , . . . . . 14 Yokohama Tire Corp. . . . . . 17 Page 67

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