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Walker Evans, Jim Conner and Goodyear Wran~er radials iron-out the toughest · · murse in Riverside's history. · Depending on how you look at it, the course of this year's 14th Annual SCORE World Championship was either the best or worst it has ever been. Thick desert silt, ruts, and slickened clay moguls were positioned relentlessly between some of the biggest, baddest jumps ever built. And with temperatures hovering over the century mark, and the hot Santa Ana turning mud baths into dusty steam clouds, the Goodyear drivers forged ahead. In the Heavy Metal Challenge, Walker Evans took the overall win in his Class 8 Dodge Ram. On Goodyear Wrangler radials. , In Class 7-4x4, Jim Conner outlasted the competition in his Nissan Hardbody. Also winning on Goodyear Wrangler radials. · And the Goodyear Wrangler radials that Walker and Jim run on their trucks are the very same Wranglers you can buy for your truck. Get a set of Goodyear Wrangler radials. They'.11 get you through the best roads. The worst roads. Or where there is no road at all. · You either have Goodyear Wrangler radials. <Jr you need them. GOOD/YEAR J. J J

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Volume 3 Number 9 September 1986 . I o dra Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Publisher Brad Goodrow 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 OfflCIAL VOICE OF SC()RE CANADA AND :r/::rtiil#!' 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 tp DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., 'I Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. SNAPSHOT OF THE MONTH •• ~ In, This Issue ••• FEATURES Page Score Off Road World Championship ................ 12 Score Canada in Ohio .............................. 24 Pikes Peak Hillclimb ............................... 26 Los Angeles Coliseum Stadium Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Short Course Action at the Tampa Fairgrounds ........ 34 SCCA Arkansas Traveler Pro Rally ................... 36 Silver Dust Delamar 400 ............. : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Santa Fe Speedway in Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Great Western Racing in Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 SCCA Divisional Prescott Rally ......... . ............ 43 Marlboro Rally of Argentina ........................ 44, GORRA at Winder, Georgia ........................ 45 Sugar Camp Caper in Wisconsin ..................... 46 Sand and Dollars in Ohio ........................... 48 DEPARTMENTS Snapshot of the Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Soap Box by Tom Grimshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Happenings ................................ , . . . . . . . 6 Pony Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Trail Notes ... . ; ...... : ............................ 8 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 10 Yokohama 6-50 Club Report ............. ; .......... 43 California Rally Series .......... : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 SCCA Divisional Rally Report ............... · ..... ... 47 From the Driver's Seat by Dick Johnson . .............. 47 Pit T earn Register and Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Losers by Judy Smith ........................... 55 Index to Advertisers ............................... 55 ON THE COVER - The Pikes Peak Hillclimb is a special'bit of Americana, and the racing Unser family is closely identified with record runs on the Hill. Bobby Unser came out of racing retirement to regain the absolute fast time record at Pikes Peak for1his family name, and he did it in spades. The vehicle was new to him, but it was the defending champion on the Hill, the Audi Sport Quattro. Unser set the all time record last July, keeping the overall title for Audi and regaining the prestige for the Unser name at the 64th Annual Climb to the Clouds. Color Photography by Jim Ober of Trackside · Photo Enterprises. · DUSTYTIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $12.00 □ 2 years - $20.00 □ 3 ye_ars - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Happiness is being showered with cool water at Riverside. Nearly always presented i11 typical desert weather in August, hot and sunny, it was over one hundred degrees on Sunday, last month at the famous short course race. This course worker seems grateful for the impromptu shower given her by an unknown benefactor. Photo by T rackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of humorous racing incidents, woes on the course, or a spectacular from short course events on this page each month. Send us your photo of something comic, a mechanical disaster, or anything fitting for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the pho_to returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 will be considen;d for publication. I I I I I I I I I I ■ Name----------------------------Address -----------------------City State _______________ Zip _______ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave,, Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S.• Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) I DustyTimes September 1986 Page 3

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Soa~ Box ••• assistant stewards at each event. / By Tom Grimshaw In short, management com-plied with the exact wording of the Board of Directors vote while ignoring the intent. It was an obvious subterfuge. The Board's intent was very clear, else why the discussion and vote in the On the afternoon of Saturday, application and to · bring our first place? January 25, 1986, I personally program in line with other SCCA We have now completed four watched SCCA Management professional series. national events in the 1986 series pull a scam on the SCCA Board At the convention Virginia and can assess the results of the of Directors. As a direct result of Reese and I were invited to a new program. SCCA management's slight-of- Board of Directors meeting to To begin with, we now have a hand, Pro Rallying now faces a address the question of series Rally/Solo Manager who situation that becomes progres- steward. Ginny spoke briefly to doubles as Series Chief Steward sively more dangerous to the members, reminding them of although he has no qualifications competitors, workers, the the original safety concept of a for the position. Mr. Thompson public, and, if we are to believe single experienced steward, of has never been a Pro Rally the dire warnings about loss of their desire that we have such a competitor, has never held a insurance coverages, the very position, and, finally, she national license, and has very future of our sport. Lest you reminded them that they had limited experience in event think I've finally tipped several already adopted the new Pro management. At each of the first bubbles off center, read .on, and Rally Safety Program which four events we have seen decide for yourself. specifically included employ- assistant stewards named -and At the SCCA National ment of a single National Series protest committees formed of Convention _in Fort Worth, Steward. people who have even less Texas, those of us involved in In rebuttal, the President of experience , than Dave Thomp-Pro Rally activities began to hear the SCCA said the decision to son. Most of them are totally rumors that Bob Radford, ·then replace the single steward with unknown to anyone in our sport. Rally/Solo Manager, intended to five volunteers was a financial These assistant stewards are little . dump Bill Brooks as National decision. The Board of Directors more , than observers. Yet they Steward and substitute a unanimously voted to retain the have no prior knowledge of the program of five event stewards successful program of a single sport upon which to base their (at each event) drawn from the National Series Steward for Pro observations. ranks of racing stewards and Rallying. Ileft the meeting feeling In short, Dave Thompson National Pro Rally ;event that something had finally gone could well be a suitable manag-er chairman. right for out sport. but that title does little to On the one hand I believed the The next day I attended a Pro overcome his total lack of rumor. Bill B~ooks had already Rally Forum conducted by Dave experience or that of most of the told me he was history since the Thompson and again heard, assistant stewards he has first day he crossed swords with from Mr. Thompson, that he appointed at events. Why should the loveable Mr. Radford. would appoint five event stewards any of this disturb us? Isn't it just Radford's style of "don't get to control each event. I asked a matter of cutting costs? A mad, just get even" was at full publicly how that statement simple matter of word games? bore at the time and I was sure could stand in view of the BOD I don 't think so. I believe if Brooks was no more. vote the prior day? something is not changed On the other hand I found it And here is where SCCA IM MEDIATELY we are talking hard to believe the SCCA Board management performed-their of life and death ... of Directors would allow such a double-talk magic. Susquehannock Trail Pro move. Just four years earlier that Dave Thompson said yes, his Rally -June 7, 1986: Stage Two -same Board had insisted we office would comply with the In view of the new rule limiting employ a full time experienced vote of the Board of Directors. stage scoring to a maximum National Steward in the interests He was the sing-le National Series average speed of 70 MPH, John _of safety,_ fair an~_ i~_par_ti_~l,r_ules Steward and would appoint four Buffum tells Dave Thompson we -~ ... --.--.;:..;; ... _.;. __ ..;;.;;,;.;,;;;;;..;~..;..;.-------------~ should not use Stage Two · because we will exceed the 70 MPH limit. Dave Thompson, who pre-checked the course, disagrees and allows it to be used. Millen and Buffum both exceed the 70 MPH average speed for the stage. 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Thompson's wife becomes very upset and tells Buffum we are browbeating her husband. Later the stage is cancelled and we transit it at a slow speed. At the finish I am told they still have not located the civilian pickup truck. Stage Eight -Tim Cline and many other spectators are wait-ing for the cars to come through the stage. The cars are quite late because of the long delay at Stage September 1986 Seven. Finally, someone· spots headlights and announces that the course opening car ·is approachi-ng. The course opening car had not previously passed through the stage. Cline and the spectators are surprised when the very frrst car down the stage road is Buffum and I in the Audi Quattro AT FULL SPEED. We are totally unaware, until informed by Tim Cline and several others, after the rally, that no . course opening car had preceeded us. _ Arkansas Traveler Pro Rally -July 26, 1986: Stage Four -A 15-mile daylight stage. Buffum slows down half way through the stage. He has held the Quattro well over 100 MPH for some miles and decides to let off. Despite the slowing down we average 16 MPH on a road that we could have averaged 90 MPH on. Dave Thompson pre-checked this course and allowed the stage to remain. Millen also averages well over the maximum-allowed 70 MPH and the stage scores do not count for the top two contenders; the very cars for which the 70 MPH rule was introduced. At the finish line of the fastest ·stage in the rally, in the daylight, the control captain asks what the hell we're doing there? The control has not timed us. They have been told, by radio, that the start has been held because some marshals are not in place on the stage. The course opening car is still sitting at the stage finish control. We warn them that Millen is two minutes behind us and follow the course opening car to the next start control. Stage Five -We follow the course opening car into the start control and watch it leave to open the 13-mile stage. We start to get out because we know it will be at least 20 minutes before the opening car is through the stage. The control captain tells us that we are due to start in two minutes. We refuse to leave. Millen arrives, listens to the problem, shuts down and refuses to leave the start line. The Control Captain insists she will not change our starting times and we are now on our own stage time, although she did note our protest in her log. When we ask to speak to a rally official on the radio we are informed there is no radio contact in that area because of the valleys. They cannot speak to anyone. . Five ·minutes after we were · about to start the stage a ranger is informed on his radio that the stage is to be stopped because the course opening .car has found a major intersection, unmarshaled, with civilian traffic moving on the stage road. He hurries up to warn the control personnel arid we ·begin a two hour wait. · At the end of the rally, several people tell me they waited at the finish of that stage and watched Dave Thompson and the Rally Chairman sit and do nothing, until the stage finally started TWO HOURS LATE. These are only the most recent examples of the dangers we have created because we no longer have an experienced National Steward. There are many more such tales, but I think I'v made my point. During the first four . '86 National events I have not seen our National Steward at more than-two stage start cpntrols and it i,s at the starts of stages where the ultimate safety decisio11s must be made. During the many lengthy delays at start controls this season, I have seen ourNational Steward appear only once and then we correctly refused to follow his orders. During the tenure of Bill Brooks ( 1984-1985) I can_ recall only rare occasions when he was not present at every start control; at every p0int of delay or concern to competitors. John Buffum, Rod Millen, Harry Ward, Jon Woodner, Tony Sircombe and I have become the Pro Rally National Stewards of 1986. We must attempt to bring some sanitv"to dangerous situations by simply refusing to start a stage. We've already done it several times -:: and we've only run four events: At best it is a guessing game on our part. Luckily we hav·e guessed right so far. But it's only luck. Do you think SCCA will correct this situation before we experience a major incident? I. don't. Do you think we 'II get through this year without a major incident? Perhaps we'll get' lucky -but do you want to change places with Buffum and I, or Millen and Ward, or Woodner and Sircombe, and trust to luck? · My wife recently brought home an ancient German saying explaining The Law of Divine Intervention: -~ "Alie kunst ist un suht wenn ein engef auf das zundloch brunzt:" _ . . . .ii } "All skill 1s m vam when··an angel pees in the touchhol~l,of your musket." Let's do something before the angels decide to work their humor on us. The above editorial was reprinted from "The Staie Times" with permission· from Publisher Tim Cline. Tom Grimshaw is one of the most respected and ex/JL'Tienced /)eople involi,ed in the rally scene, aloni with being the DUSTY TIMES expert in_the field . His points are well ta"f<en, and viewed from the rig-ht seat of the Audi, where the car is often first on the road, and if the stag-e is not clear the /)roblems could be very serious for all in the sport. Volume~rsare im·ited tod1mbo11 their "Soap Box" 411d fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and •what is not so good about the state of off road racing. W e would «'elcome some discussion 011 the state of the Pro Rally Series as well. Call <fru-rite DUSTY TIMES •with · your ideas for a Soap Box · · column, and g-et on the schedule. ' Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES SEE FORM ON PAGE 3. Dustyflmes

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NISSANGETSTHEJUMP ·ONTHECOMPEUnON. )11 Shermqn Balch wins the Grand National · · . Pickup Truck Champ1onsh1p. . On July 20th, all the top factory teams and their driv-ers showed up at Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Gran Prix expecting a race. Yet, after the smoke had cleared and the twisted metal had been picked from the . track, many said it was more like a war. Driving his Nissan Truck against a field of 13, Sherman Balch took the lead from the start. As the other trucks jammed together in a desperate attempt to catch him, Balch's Nissan carved up the berms, sailed over bumps and whoops and took jumps that propelled him over-distances of 60 feet. Behind him trucks slammed into each other time and again and finally seven trucks staged one of the most massive pileups in recent memory. Yet, Balch and his Nissan kept turning in lap after lap to the thundering ap-aar f»,.. plause of over 52,000 fans and finished YOURSELF\_,' with a wide lead-without even a scratch. Nissan congratulates Sherman Balch on his win. Of course, events such as these mean more than victory. They offer an opportunity to drive Nissan cars and trucks under the severest conditions possible. This is· just one of the many ways in which the quality that goes into Nissan cars and trucks is constantly being improved. · You can get the same top quality too, with Nissan's full line of specialized parts for racing vehicles and production cars. Just send your $10 check or money order (do not send cash) for our Competition Parts Catalog to: Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A., . Motorsports Dept., P.O. Box 191, Gardena, CA 90247. Please allow six weeks for delivery. And remember to also check out the winners at your nearest Nissan dealer today. The performance is great. The name is Nissan. THE NAME IS NISSAN

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1986 September 13 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES October 11 Orange Show Fairgrounds Sports Car Club of America El Cajon Speedway San Bernardino, CA 6750 Emporia St. El Cajon, CA HAPPENINGS ••• Englewood, CO 80112 October 11 ( 303) 779-6625 L.A. County Fairgrounds SHORT TRACK Pomona, CA OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES A.D.R.A. GORRA FORMULA DESERT Arizona Desert Racing Association Georgia Off Road OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL DOG SERIES 1408 East Granada Racing Association RALLY S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Phoenix, AZ 85006 Box 11093 Station -A John Nagel Gil Parker (602) 252-1900 Atlanta, GA 30310 P.O. Box 42'54 7406 So. 12th St. ( 404) 927-6432 Tumwater, WA 98501 October 4~5 Kalamazoo, MI 49009 October 18 (206) 754-9717 Ojibwe Rally (616) 375-1233 Penasco 150 September 14 Grand Rapids, MN Puerto Penasco, 100 Miles December 3-7 September. 20 Sonora, Mexico . Montgomery,· Alabama WRC Olympus International October 25-26 Dixie Autocross Rally Press On Regardless Birch Run, MI December 6 September 28 Tumwater, WA Houghton, MI Tom Arthur: (517) 832-3274 Sonoita to Rocky Point 50 Miles Hare 'n' Hound Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA November 21-2~ Sonoita, Sonora, Mexico SUPERIOR OFF ROAD October 26 OFF ROAD RACING r~f 1~ 100 Miles DRIVERS ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATION Winder-Barrow Speedway, GA OF TEXAS Karen Jenkins · AMSA 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 2345 Hopkins Crossroad American Motor Sports Association November 29 El Paso, TX 79935 SCORE Minnetonka, MN 55343 P.O. Box 5473 250 Miles (915) 594-8266 Score international (6\2) 544-2370 Fresno, CA 93755 Location TBA 31356 Via Colinas, Suite I I I September 13-14 (209) 439-2114 October 4-5 Westlake Village, CA 91362 December 6 Rock & Roll 300 (818) 889-9216 Colorama 100 September. 21 Annual Banquet Shadow Mountain Lake Suga~ Camp, WI Tulare County Fair Atlanta, GA Horizon, TX November 6-9 lnfo: Scott Schwalbe Tulare, CA ·-· Baja 1000 (414) 786-8766 October 1 i. December 6-7 En.senada to La Paz, Mexico Shadow Mountain Lake 250 12 Hour Mojave Challenge GREAT WESTERN Shadow Mountain Lake California City, CA POINTS SERIES, INC-c Horizon, TX VORRA 1507 South Lincoln SCORE CANADA Valley Off Road Racing Association October 25-26 Loveland, CO 80537 390 Chemin Du Lac 1833 Los Robles Blvd. American G.P. CORRA (303) 669-4460 Lery, Quebec, Sacramento, CA 95838 Fresno, CA DORRA (303) 429-1949 0 .0 .R.R.A. 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t . You don't win a road rally as tough as the Pikes Peak · switchbacks, with an ease that was almost µncanny. Hillclimb by just being faster. "As you enter turns in a car with rear-wheel drive," · You win it by being smarter. Unser says, "the rear end has a tendency to break loose. Which, perhaps, explains why Bobby Unser, who Which limits your speed. In the Quattro, all four wheels not only won but nicked.16 seconds offlast year's record, are pulling so you can keep the power applied and come . did it in a car.that had.neither rear-wheel drive. Nor· ·out of the turns faster. With control." front-wheel drive. He did it in a car that had both. . Unser isn't alone in noticing this phenomenon and An Audi. making it work for him . . To be precise, an Audi that utilizes the unique · In Europe, Audi Quattros have dominated the Rally Quattro system of permanently engaged all-wheel drive. circuit for 3 of the past5years.• It has been a Quattro, in point of fact, that has won this In Germany, where driving seems to be a national en-highly prestigious event five years in a row. thusiasm and where the Quattro technology has been Which brings us back to 1980. The year the progres- available for the past 6 years, awareness and apprecia-sive thinkers at Audi introduced the Quattro. And with tion has grown so that now every model we make is it, the idea that the ultimate place for four-wheel drive equipped with permanent all wheel drive. . · was not in clunky utility and off-road vehic_les. Or for And, more recently, Americans who recognize a good that matter, in dirt, ~ud and blinding snow. thing when they drive it, have created a demand for But, rather in giving higher performance to high per- more permanent all wheel drive automobiles. This year formance cars. . · we've increase.ct our offering here to three models. The You see,when it comes to delivering power, mobility, 5000CS Turbo Quattro, the 5000CS Turbo Quattro grip and control, four-driven wheels can be superior to Wagon an9 the 4000CS Quattro. And more to come in two. In virtually all-road conditions. the futu.:e. - · an~/~~,.~~::i:,a:1.1;;;,';tt,;;"~',~!"S~;'t~:o~fodkd • -• · Alld~~;~!th~~~~~ ~~~ ct1I~c~~~~enisfh:n~uJby -156 pumshmg turns, most of which are ha1rpm . • ... , · ~ c1¥1hzed man was meant to chmb on all fours. . . 01986 Audi The art of engineering. \

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I Pony Express ••• upcom1ng events. . Thank you, one and all for your support. My personal special thanks to Yokohama and · General Tire for their strong Thank you for · the sample I want to thank all of you for copy of your publication, dated your supportive telephone calls support. Roger D. Gaskill August 1986. I enjoyed it, so and concern. Due to the lack of President, SNORE Ltd. please find my enclosed check , liability insl!rance, at any price, Las, Vegas, NV for a one year subscription. One the race!had to becaricelled, so as · Thanks for the load i1e«•s on comment: more northwest rally, not to jeopardize another day'. l obtaining the needed insurance for news, please. Thanks! ' would also like to thank all the the SNORE 250. It would hm,e Ben Bradley volunteers who manned the been a shame to break the string of Portland, OR ·telephone lines, trying to save a September SNORE :zsos, the trip for all involved parties. The loniest runnini annual race in the Holiday Casino/Holiday Inn country. DUSTY TIMES will be Hotel and Robyn Johnson ·. there and we'll bet a «•hole bunch of expended a tremendous amount others «•ill compete also. We would like more northwest rally neu,s also, Ben. Find us a correspondent in your area, ·and we will print the na11s. First I must say I've only been involved i11; off road racing for · two years. Second, hooray for Bev Watson's letter! It gives me the courage to write mine. My chief complaint is why can't we read. about the "unknown" drivers for a while. I read the articles in the 1986 Desert Series programs on Rob Tolleson, plus others on him, the McMillins, etc. I · feel it is important to give credit where credit is due, but ... It would be refreshing to read about someone else's challenges and personal_ sacrafices in getting their car together. Your husband turns into Dr. Frankenstein, juggling bills -and figuring out which ones are least important to pay that month, so the 'new creation' in the garage gets built. A lot of arguing goes on when making your car come to life. My husband borrowed the tires, rims, radios and engine froi:n Tom and Tommy Craig, got the car together and raced the Fireworks 250. He and his co-driver finished the race with absolutely no down time! They lost third gear going into the second lap, but it didn't stop 'Big Mac' McMullin and 'Madman' Craig from charging to the finish line. I think we ought to give soi:ne credit to a man who hasn't raced in four or five years, ran a new car in its first race and had no major problems. All other races were a DNF for him. I'm sure I speak for a lot of us 'unknown' racers and their wives. You find a few sponsors for one race, but the majority of them have to be saved up for a given race. It gets expensive, especially if you are not backed by a large corporation. Thanks for listening to someone who always thought racing was a waste of time. Now I know better. By the way we finished 24th in Class 1-2-1600 and 59th · overall. See you in December. Robyn McMullin Daggett, CA Thanks for your input, Robyn. It would be nice to have enough pages to list everyone in each race, but with 250 plus in each desert run, . DUSTY TIMES would be as fat as the Manhattan phone book. To all the drivers, pit crews, sponsors, promoters, the BLM and all others involved in producing SNORE's KC Hilites-Holiday Casino/Holi-day Inn Hotel Midnight Special, I offer my sincerest apologies for the cancellation of our race last July on such short notice. Page a of work and energy in preparation for this event. To SCORE/HORA-Gentle-SNORE thanks you. men. This letter is to let you I would like to commend the know our position on your BLM, Bill· Civish, Dave proposed Class restructuring. Hunsacker, Bob Diehl and Bob We 00 NOT want Classes Bruno for all of their long combined; it is unfair tp all distance phone calls and personal effected. There are a lot of· participation in our predica-rumors going around as to which ment. These people. did classes will be combined with everything humanly possibly to which. Our concern at this time help us. is Class 2, because it effects us Thanks to Bob Balch, Bob directly. Coffin, 1 ony Hayes, Rod Leavitt We have been racing Class 2 and George Bergin of Leavitt for about ten years, and got into Insurance who tried hard to this sport with family and friends acquire the insurance coverage, in mind. With Class 2 there is an calling all over the country. I ext.ra seat in the car for people on believe thaf all competitive our team as a reward for the hard sports promoters should form an work it takes to prepare a car for association to be able to prevent a race. this situation from arising again We feel we have picked a and impacting their area of competitive dass and built, at sports. If you think· it can't great expense, a competitive car. happen again, take another look Now we find we will be grouped at the liability insurance situation with Class 1 cars, which are in the USA. similar in design, but on the Our thanks to Congressman average, faster and lighter. We Harry Reid-who volunteered to literally have no chance of go to the State of Nevada winning'such a race. Insurance Commission on Now·, how can we be SNORE's behalf. Nevada is a competitive enm,igh to get new wonderful state, where you can sponsors, and, if we remove our make a phone call and talk to· passenger seat, as' some have your elected officials on a one to suggest~d, how do we reward our one basis, and they will .react support people? During one promptly to the situation period in last year's racing without a lot of double talk and schedule we had six members in red tape. Congressman Reid sent HORA alone. Have you given a letter of recommendation· to any thought to that loss? insurance agents on SNORE's Being members, I. feel you behalf, .stating in part. "The should have involved us in your forced closure of non-profit decisions to reorganize. Our motorsport organization touches input from . Class 2 is · an thousands of people in the west important one, not only for this and in the nation. Cash sponsors season o'f racing, but in the future such as host resorts have put up as well. We enjoy racing with monies to attract participation both SCORE and HORA, and and attendance to SNORE's we do it for the fun and event. Without the necessary excitement, not for whomever it . liability coverage, BLM is unable is twisting your arm! to schedule the event." Tom Martfo -Steve Martin "Since there have been no Martin Brothers Racing Team claims filed against the (non-Downey, CA profit) club in the pastten years, Thanks so much for a copy of this fact should be looked upon . your letter to the or~anizers. As we favorably'as a good risk, and the understand it, any change in the fact that BLM approves and class structure has been put off for a regulates the event should also be -good two years, for sure for 1987. an asset as a risk control factor." . Next year's rule book is at the printer The good news is that the right now, but we are told the SNORE 250 IS ON AS changes are all minor, and the SCHEDULED! WE HA VE classes eliminated are r:z, not active -INSURANCE COVERAGE IN nou,, and possibly 9. HAND. The 250 will be hosted by the Holiday Casino/Holiday DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters Inn Hotel as it has been for the from all comers of off road activity. past three years. It promises to be The Pony Express column will bigger and better than ever, feature all the mail we can fit into including the outstanding the space. Please keep your words brunch and awards banquet. fairly brief. Because of space Because of all the input from the limitations, your pearls of prose may racers and sponsors, the be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will Midnight Special has been print your gripes as well as your' tentatively rescheduled for praises. Letters for publication October 18th. We will do our should be at the DUSTY TIMES best to keep you posted by mail office by the r5th of the month in and phone regarding our order to appear in the next issue .. September 1986 Trail Notes♦-•• THE FRONTIER 500 drawing for starting numbers was held the Friday of the Riverside weekend, and 137 cars were entered at that time. Class 1 starts first on the long race south of Las Vegas, and· Frank Snook drew the first starting number, with Larry Nciel, Mark McMillin and Tom Koch right behind him. This year the race is a four loop affair over a 118 mile course, now marked for pre-running. A new overall winner is a good bet for 1986, since the 1984 and 1985 overall winner, Larry Ragland, is now driving a mini truck, as is the 1982 and 1983 overall winner,JackJohnson. Race weekend is September 5-7 for the sixth stop on the 1986 desert series, and it should shake up the points standings a bit, since it is a double points race, as is the Baja 1000 in November THE AUSTRALIAN ENDURO off road race was completely dominated by Craig Martin, the reigning Australian off road champion. The Enduro is the longest and richest and toughest off road race in the country, and it runs out of Kempsey, New South Wales. The 1986 edition was held onJ uly 26-2 7. Craig Martin is the Bridgestone Tires team leader, and he took the victory by nearly six minutes over Newcastle driver Harold Gill. Martin, who drove the entire 510 kilometer event, and navigator Paul Style dominated the action in their turbo buggy, from the preliminary practice rounds to a flag to flag . victory in the endurance contest. Only 66 of the record 182 starters saw the finish line in the tough endurance contest, which ran over mountain and forest trails, and through gullies and rivers in the Macleay Valley. American driver Steve Kelley, in a six liter Chevy Blazer, ran well up with the leaders for seven laps. Then a broken steering box put him off course, which holed the Chevy's radiator. "It was.a tough race, butl loved every minute of it," said the three time Score off road champion. Kelley had only seen the Kempsey course two days prior to the event, but he plans a return visit for next year's race, probably in a Class 1 car. The two day event was witnessed by 8,000 spectators and paid out $20,000 in prize money. OFF ROAD RACING ON TV. The ESPN schedule for fall includes a few events of interest to our readers. They will be filming the Frontier 500 and the air date is October 23. The Rally of 1000 Lakes happens in Finland on the same weekend, and its ESPN air date is September 23. The October 12 San Remo Rally will be on the air November l. Check your local listings for these gSPN times in your area. . THE SECOND ANNUAL SCORE BAJA SAFARI w.ill be a dandy chance for many off roaders to sample the exciting terrain of the Baja race route without the need for a high speed vehicle. The first Safari last year was a big success, with the contestants starting after the racers left Ensenada, and ending their trek at Camalu, where they then returned to Ensenada on the pavement. The 1985 Safari drew a variety of vehicles from a 4WD Rolls Royce to a two seat pre-runner. The vehicles must be street legal, but any ·model. Prudently, the rig should have some off road prep done. ., This year the Baja 1000 goes from Ensenada to La Paz, and once again the · Safari teams will follow the racers out of Ensenada on Thursday morning, November 6. The Safari will follow the race route through Tres Hermanos, Valle Trinidad, Mike's Sky Ranch, Camalu, and continue south through San Quintin and El Rosario. Pressing on, the route goes past Laguna Chapala, through El Arco and into ~an Ignacio. With 450 miles done, San Ignacio will provide a rest break for the Safari teams, with food, showers, and maintenance time available. On the restart, the Safari will follow the pavement to Santa Rosalia on the Sea of Cortez, and continue south through Mulege and Loreto. From there it is about 200 miles to La Paz, the tour's end on Friday, November 7. The Safari is a time-speed distance type of contest, not a race, and if the concept of driving the Baja 1000 course is intriguing, get all the details from Score International, (818) 889-9216. By the way, a sweep crew will follow the Safari cars, so if you break down, you will not be left alone with the coyotes out in the wilderness. THE ARIZONA DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION introduced a somewhat controversial rule last summer, front rubber bumpers for all race cars. The-rule came in response to nine years of bent cars, many meetings and squabbles. Originally all three divisions, Pro, Sportsman and Beginner, were required to have the rubber front bumper. The rule has since been modified to exclude the Pro Division. Some drivers have suggested that the rubber bumpers should be mounted front and rear. The rules are still in the forming stage on that question, along with the type of material to be used. It will be interesting to see if the rule can cut down the sometimes extensive datnage done by an overtaking driver whose "horn doesn't work" or "couldn't see in the dust." Apparently the Pros are on their own, but the rule includes an item calling for disqualification if a serious bump, resul~ing in bent tubing, protest is upheld. Also the rule states that bumping that causes only slight damage will result in an automatic last place finish. These rules affect both the Sportsman and Begii:,.ner Divisions, that run at different times in the ADRA events. THE MICKEY THOMPSON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP has some good news for stadium racers. The final two events of 1986 will be in southern California, including a.finale at everyone's favorite spot, Pomona. Coming soon, on September 13, is the half asphalt, half dirt race track at the Orange Show Fairground in San Bernardino. The course has been redesigned fot even better jumps, and, good news for spectators, all tickets will be sold on a reserved seat basis. Then, on October 11, the finale of the 1986 series will return to its roots at Fairplex, formerly the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona. Returning too is the Contingency Row and Meet the Drivers session prior to the race outside the track but under cover. The course has been refurbished for even better racing. Following the last checkered flag of the Pomona meet, the season awards presentation and a dance will be held right on the spot. Anyone with a pit pass has free entry to the party, but the bar is a no-host affair. Plans for the 1987 season will be announced, and rumor has it that the entire schedule next year will take place in the west. It is going to start fast after Christmas, with the first round in the 1987 series scheduled for January 10 at the Anaheim Stadium, followed on January 17 by the second run at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego. (more TRAIL NOTES on pa!(e 10) Dusty Times

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Side TraCks ... -but the camper, trailer and . racecar, and son, Amery, were By Judy Smich left behind in a heap in the street. Maybe it was really the .last ever SCORE Off Road Champi-onships at Riverside. Maybe there really won' t ever be another. How will we get through the summer without a "River-side" to entertain us? There's been some great racing at Riverside, along with some mighty dull events. But Riverside has always been more than just racing. It's been a happening; an occasion; a phenomenon. The first one occurred in '73, and we remember Mickey Thompson telling us all that this was the start of something big, that he would bring to the general public what was usually seen only by the "jackrabbits and snakes" of the desert. Soon we would all be racing for a percentage of the gate at race tracks all around the country. . He was right. It was big. That first Riverside was a two day event called the "1st Annual RV Spectacular", and featured an RV "Road-E-O", a swap meet, displays and commercial exhibits, a 4WD tournament, an airshow, motorhome demon-stration rides, aerial fireworks, square dancing and a .rock concert. There was also some racing, on a course that started . out sev~n-and-a-half miles long. It was soon shortened to about four miles. There were '1 1 classes that vear, including two for bikes, and Rick Mears was the big winner of th~ weekend. In '74 the RVs were gone, and the best race of the weekend was the duel between Roger Mears and Pamelli Jones, each driving a Class 1 single seat buggy. Mears e<:l_g_e~-~..! !_)Jafr_er aµ _~~hilarating In '77 we get a picture of Rolf race, to take the victory in his Hi Tibblin crossing the finish line in Jumper, while PJ, his fan belt ·flames; as his Class 2 car lost an gone; finished second in his oil line and the oil sprayed all Sandmaster car. , 9ver the engine compartment By '75 the pattern was set and and his back. Happily, Tibblin traditions had been established. and his passenger were out of the The spectators in the area on the car so fast that they weren't west side of the track were being -burnt. called "The Animals" in A long -series of vitriolic reference to their behavior. The discussions-· with the tech water trucks were expected to inspectors come to mind. We wet ,down the grandstands, and remember that the son of one one of the Mears brothers was Class 11 racer decked a tech expected to win Class 1. inspeqor once, causing his racer As we think back to past father's disqualification. Riversides, we get a crowded There was one really picture full of little vignettes, and horrifying crash on Thompson's brief flashes of action, like those· Ridge at the start of the '79 Class • "what has happened" segments 1 race. Lee Epstein and Dave at the beginning of the second Lewis tangled, both their cars part of a two part series on t.v. took off, Lewis well above the We remember the course heads of the spectators hanging markers that were 55 gallon over the wall, and Epstein · drums full of dirt, and if you hit bouncing off the wall. The top of one your car generally lost. We Lewis's car had to be cut off in . remember, the very first Class 11 order to get him out. He . event, m 75. It ran at mg~t, so sustained back injuries, but they had to use their headlights, _ Ep· stein was-unhurt. and most of them had fenders · -: and other pieces flapping before That was also the year that the the 10 laps were over. over u~_ed septic tank up at the We remember Stan Parnell Turn Six area overflowed and a with curly hair; Marty Letner, stream ~f malodorous sew~ge ran with the "laundry basket" on top down h~ll, through the pit area, of his car, and a bad reputation all day Sunday• for nerfing. He won the first In 1980 the J.D. Brand team Challenge of Champions in '77. made a big splash and brought We r.emember the Mears Dan Gurney to race in Class 8. brothers, and friends, going to Unfortunately, his truck made it have a talk with Letner about only to the first hairpin and quit, _some pushing and shoving on the disappointing his fans. And, · race track. another celebrity, boxer Ken At the close of the '76 Norton,;' drove a Jeep in the '78 Riverside Val Smith forgot he Jeep Celebrity Race, and had a rented-cab-over camper on performed a high flying endo that his pickup, and decided to·Ieave was the hit of the day_. Norton got the Raceway by way of the out and strolled away, none the. underpass. The· truck made it, wors;P fnr, thP Pvnprience. tas NEVADA . . Vegas OFF-ROAD t ' it's ... BUGGY N ~ ;.J > ; ~ ~ Street -Stock - ·Baja Race or Sand Whatever Your Pleasure Play or Pay We've Got Your VW Parts See Brian See Dave SAHAHA X 2 N. tl\'-TEHN !-.IHll''> Locations f ·X z :S 0 to f-~ (.? z '>PHI~<, MT'< Serve You i: ti') Better! i WEST NOR 3054 Valley View 1541 N. Eastern 871-4911 • 871-5604 642-2402 • 642-1664 N ~ :NO{W 2 .LO,CADONS; .i ... ,_ ----- -~., - - -~-----~ -September 1986 l We remember the year that I stands, or into their cars to wait it John Wells, from Colorado, out. The track· was a slippery brqught his Pikes Peak type car mire by the time the delayed mini out to -try Riverside. · The ·truck race finally started, but it suspension wasn't up to the was great after a cot1ple of laps. · challenge, and he endoed early, · The water trucks took the rest of and put himself out_, We always the day off. liked to watch Mickey Thomp-Overall, .our memories of son's big VS thing thunder· Riverside merge into a big dusty, around the track, too. He was hot, noisy picture. Some of the often the first to the first turn, best racing we've ever seen has but' couldn't maneuver with the been there, and some of the more agile little buggies. ·scoop worst. We have a lov~/ hate Vessels and Bobby Gordon raced . relationship with the place and. their big Blazers here once, but we'll miss it. We hope that they were like elephants in a pack whatever takes its place can of antelope. _ · match the excitement that In '84 it .rained, and everyone Riversiqe gene.rated in its disappeared under the grand- heyday._ morc ••• TRAIL NOTES REMEMBER THE .SANDWINDER RACE CARS? Don: Rountree, creator of the famed mid-engine race winners of the 1970s, is back in business. Rountree is now at the European Performance Components VW store at 241 So. Arrowhead, in San Bernar3ino. Don was at Riverside checking out the Challenge cars. Right now he is finishing a new Challenge car, and, of course, tt is a middie, since Don still has his jigs and 111olds. He and partner Bob Casseta plan to enter the chassis market seriously,-and this first Cli.allenger car is a test bed to see just what will be competitive in the fast · .growing class. The midi should make for a great ride in a single shock, swing . axle car; At least it did a few years ago. AMSA IS BACK in the short course business, and.the first run this season was in conjunction with the county fair at Santa Maria, CA. The race was only for ''Supercars", with an entry limit of 20. All the· short coui:se regulars in southern,!:alifornia showed up. The action started with three heat races, four semi mains, and then the main, and all heats paid cash to the top pair. Greg George and Frank Arciero, Jr. were tops in-Group A, Tommy Crofrand Ken Seale took Group B, andJ erry Whelchel andJ im Fishback, Sr. took Group C. · Next it was Jim Fishback, Sr. and Tommy Croft in Group E and Greg George and Ken Seale in Group F, while Frank Ardero, Jr. topped Group G as did Al Arcie~o and Connors/W e\r in Group H. -Jerry Whelchel won the trophy dash cash and Jim Fishback, Jr. won the money in the Special Challenge event. Only ei'ght were eligible for the main event on the very tight course, and, although all starters got some money, Frank Arciero won the race and $1200, making his take for the July event a cool $1400. Fishback Jr. ,and Sr. were second. and third, Jerry Whelchel, Ken Seale, Fritz Kroyer, Al Arciero and Greg George. With a total purse of $5-000, it was well worth a trip up the coast for the mainly southern California entry. AMSA' s next event is at Tulare on September 21, followed by the biggie, open to a:ll classes, at Fresno on the long course at the Fairground on October 25 and 26. SIGH OF RELIEF DEPARTMENT. Racers everywhere will be delighted to know that the 1987 desert racing rules are virtually the same as in 1986. Both Score International and the High Desert Racing Association received some intelligent input from ra~e car owners and drivers who would be seriously •affected if the proposed class structure combinations were put·into force. The powers that be decided the notice was too short and the ramifica-tions too far reaching to implement the proposals for next season. There are clarifications and some minor rule changes in some classes, but the number · system, the whole class structure, excepting 12 and possibly 9, remains intact. The rule book will be out shortly, and it may be distributed at the Frontier 500. THE JEEP CUP CHAMPIONSHIP Rt\,LLY was held August 16-17 out of Vancouver, British Columbia. The event started in Canada a few years back, an_d this year there were qualifying rallies all over the USA as well. The top teams from each event, where they drove their own 4x4s, were-eligible to compete in the Championship Rally, where AMC Jeep supplied the tigs and the winners' rewards. All we have is a set of res tilts, and the top spot and a new Jeep went to·Ganadians. The overall winners were Peter Partridge,and Chris Donald, both from North Vancouver. They finished with only 53 seconds error in the time-speed-distance rally. Second was the Michigan team of Gary Netter and Dave Dannemiller, · with a minute, four seconds error. From Maple Ridge, B.C., Dan and Terry Bolt were third with a 1: 13 score. Also locals, Derek Hines and Brfa11 B~ay were fourth, Nova Scotians Ken Clattenberg and Doug Turner were next,. , followed by more locals, Jim Hamilton. and Dave Fournier. In seventh W¢re ' Daniel Toepfer and Michael Puffetberger from Ohio, and Ohfo team, Robert Martin and Mark Fox were ·ninth. The best placed westerners were Pete McNeil and Karl Er_oberg from Tucson, Arizona, in tenth. · ALLIED AUTOMOTIVE has a new contingency program in the Score/HORA desert series that allows drivers to win up to $400 per event if they are using Fram Filters and Autolite plugs. For most races the posting is $100 from Fram and $100 from Autolite to any class winner. But, at Riverside, and at the upcoming Frontier 500 and Baja 1000 races, the posting is doubled for class winners using both products, a total of $400. Since the . two desert races are double points, it is a nice idea from Allied Automotive to double the contingency money for the faithful. Coming Next Month .. , HORA FRONTIER 500 BRUSH RUN 101 SUPERSTITION 250 III ADRA SNOWFLAKE BUGGY BASH GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES VORRA DAYTON 300 U.P. OFF ROAD 100 ... plus a1l the regular features

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, .• ., .. .,,-··· IIZIIWIIIS OFF-1111 CHIIPIOIISHIP 11111 PIii ITIISEllll ,·· =~11f5tf{~;!J~ 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 40,000 watched, driver Glenn Harris guided his 270 horsepower,13B rotary-powered B2000 to victory in the 10-lap main event. Mazda and Harris are currently in second place in 11 · ■:sz~ the Manufacturers' and Drivers' point standings. ~.,... ......

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SCORE OFF ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP · The Last Ever Riverside Gathering_ of the Faithful -Maybe! By Jean Calvin They came from all over the country to race the demanding off road course at Riverside International Raceway. Many stated they just had to be in the last round of the famous event that started in 1973 when it was the first ever off road event put on by the then fledgling Score International. The 1986 format was similar to that of recent years. The course was rougher than ever, so rough that many regul~rs thought it would be changed before the racing. began ... it wasn't. As in recent years, the folks from out of state far outnumbered the Califor-nians in many classes. Way back -before stadium racing, Riverside was the only major off road closed course event in the west. A vast amount of desert racers turned out, since it was part of the Score points series for many years, and the fields in most classes were full. Even b~fore the combined points series for desert racers happened in 1985, Riverside was no longer a points event. So; many desert types preferred to watch rather than race in the last few years. Their places on the grids have been taken by contingents of competitors from far away, bunches from Colorado and the· Micj:west, some from New . England and Texas, a whole army frorh Arizona, along with a few frorh Nevada and the northwest. Tbday the separation of "short course" cars and "desert" cars in design and sheer size ts a fact in i:he open wheel classes. Therefore Score scheduled Stadium Classes 1, 10 and 7 alo11g with the same classes for "desert" cars in separate events. The other two stadium classes in the west, UltraStock and 1-2-1600, were combined, with just one event for all comers in these two classes. We think we have it straight now, as we go race· by race through the program at Riverside. - 1986. Keeping to tradition, the Score Off Road World Championship began quietly on a warm but breezy Thursday afternoon with the contingency line and tech inspection on the main straight of Riverside's famed road Page 12 course. The turnout of manufacturers was husky, and the cars, bikes, quads, 3 wheelers and Odysseys rolled through the line at a good pace before heading up hill to set up their pit areas. The pits would make a rent-a-fence dealer happy. Almost all of the truck types each had their own chain link guarded enclosures on the ground between the esses and the back side of the Riverside course. But, there was plenty of room for all, since the car entry seemed down from recent years, while the motorcycle engined entry was up so much that the quads and 3 wheelers w~re split into separate classes. It was all day practice on Friday, with some spectacular happenings on course as the drivers tackled ~he rougher Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises moguls on the familiar route. Why it was so much rougher no one knows. It was definitely a course where an oversize desert buggy could sail over the bumps easier than a stadium car. By contrast, some of the 180° turns were so tight that the long wheelbase buggies had a hard time getting around them. The damage reports from practice started early and kept on coming. So many rolled or crashed in most classes it was hard to keep score. When the trucks came out for their first practice Roger Mears, Nissan, was the first to land on the roof, on the first lap, followed in just seconds by Steve McEachern, who tossed his Class 8 Chevy on its side. Later in the day Mears tipped over in his other Nissan also, and many others followed Jim Fishback. Sr. took the lead /ust yards frdm the finish line to take the win in the first race of the event. the first heat for the Stadium Class 1 O cars. Here he flies past Jon Brockett. From Illinois. Jeff Probst drove his Michigan built Berrien Laser to victory in the second Class 10 heat. taking the lead late in the race. · . September 1986 suit. The tow trucks were busy all day as each class had a morning and afternoon ses-sion. For some, the extensive practice time gave them · more opportunity to put.wear and tear on their racers, and for others the second practice was merely a chance to do a couple of laps to see if the course had changed, and then park. The Friday practice buttoned up earlier than usual, giving everyone a chance to work on the race car or head for the motel swimming pool while the sun was still bright. The Stadium Class 10 was so stuffed, over 40 cars, that they were given two qualifying heats on Saturday to sort them out for the main event on Sunday. All other classes of cars had just one shot for a race. Along with the two Class 10 heats on Saturday there were two main events for the cars. Most of the day's action featured a pair of motos each for the motorcycles, 3 wheelers and Quadrunners. After morning practice, the first heat for Stadium Class 10 started the Saturday racing around noon, with 19 cars on the grid. If you have never seen the . start at Riverside, it is hard to describe. The cars are lined up, all abreast, way out in the boonies and drag race a good quarter mile over natural and man made ditches before turning over a fish pond and into the actual course that goes up hill to Turn 6 from there. Every year more than one driver rolls into a ball on this Oklahoma land rush style start as 20 or more vehicles all try to get into the funnel and into the first turn first. In this first heat, Jerry Whelchel did a real spectacular off the start. He shot his Class 10 into the air in the traffic jam and did, depending on whom you talked to, a triple or a quadruple endo, going so high in the air that those close to him drove under · rather than around him. Thi Chenowth came to rest finally, and the Score Medics were there before it stopped moving. They whisked Whelchel off to the· hospital. By evening he had been released with a lot of severe bruises and cuts but no seriows' injuries. To top off the day{ Jerry's young son fell off the trailer and battered his tender . body, so the family went home, passing the driving chores on -to Jack Johnson, of Las Vegas. \, Wisconsin champion Lee Wuesthoff led the first Class 10 hea( for a few laps, . but dropped to second at the flag with engine trouble. ~ Scott Taylor. in his Illinois built Eliminator. ran up front the entire.second Class /0 heat. and took a good second place after eight laps. Dusty Times

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Meanwhile the race went on as the infighting was fierce for this eight lap qualifier. Illinois driver Kevin Probst led the first lap in his Berrien Laser, followed by Bob Gordon, Chenowth, Dan Bentley, Milwaukee racer Lee Wuesthoff and Frank Arciero, Jr., all in Chenowths. Missing in action in the esses were Kent Castle and Eric Arras. Gordon took the lead fro~ Probst after two laps, Bentley held third, and Al Arciero had charged into fourth, followed by his brother Frank and Wuesthoff. The top ten were all running in a tight Above (left to right): In the very fir;t race of the meet Jerry Whelchel did the most violent and spectacular endo off the start of the Class 10 heat. Jerry went over and hit, back in the air, over and over, doing considerable damage to the Chenowth. and suffering some severe cuts and bruises himself. Amazingly, no one else hit him in the wild scramble. pack. . . After three rounds Probst was side by side with Gordon, leaving Frank, then Al Arciero a shade behind. Bentley held fifth as the field stretched out. Missing now were contenders Tommy Croft and Ron Carter. Kevin Probst made the pass on lap 4 and opened a good lead. Gordon sank to fourth behind both Arcieros, and the leaders were lapping the traffic. Probst held his lead through lap 5, but Frank Arciero was closing in, trailed by Gordon, Bentley and Al Arciero, d_q1gging a rear flat tire. Tony Kujala got his revenge for last year's debacle finish in Class 5, as he led the race thi~ round from flag to flag and won the four class race overall. Soon Probst regained his hefty lead as Frank Arciero slowed and dropped out when the oil breather came off and pumped out all the engine oil. Also gone was Dan Bentley, and Texan Billy Beck moved up, tagged closely by Lee Wuesthoff, Gordon, who appeared to be slowing, and Jim Fishback, Sr. Probst was out on the next lap with a broken oil Teenage_r Cameron Steele won the tight early battle in Class 5-1600 and he carried on to the 5-1600 victory driving his brand new. first time out Baja Bug. Eric Arras b'.oke his ~tring of 5-1600 victories at Riverside, fading back late in the race, but st,// salvaging a good second in class. Dusty-Times cooler bracket and no oil. Lee Wuesthoff took the lead with Fishback, Beck and Gordon behind him, and Roger Caddell, from Washington moved into September 1986 Making it one-two for Arizona, Pete Sohren nursed an ailing engine to second spot overall and in Class 5 in his desert style Baja Bug. fifth.-On the last lap heading into the last dogleg Fishback was right on Wuesthoff's tail, and the Wisconsin driver had lost oil pressure in his Rabbit engine and slowed. Fishback whipped past to take the win, worth only prestige, no trophy or money. Wuesthoff held !Jr KC HAS SHINED THE WAY TO MORE OFF-ROAD RACING VICTORIES THAN ALL OTHER BRANDS COMBINED! At KC HiLiTES, we're serious about competition fighting. Sq why take a chance with anything else? _,-,;--.-,,.__ Page 13

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Driving hard all the way, Doug Smith won a very close battle for third in Class 5-1600 over Ernesto Aramputa, who came from Ensenada to race. IJlr' second, Beck was third followed by Gordon and Caddell, and only eight managed the eight laps. We counted 23 cars in the second . Class 10 heat, and, although it was , another wild start, there were no serious consequences. Mike · Withers grabbed the lead off the start, This is the system run by most off road race winners then took a tumble in the esses, and another car crept toward the pits. At the end of one lap Brad Castle had his Raceco in the lead, Don Kolt was second followed by Larry Noel, closing fast, Mitch Mustard, from Colorado, and Marty Coyne. Castle held his lead after three rounds, Noel was · strong in TRl•MIL BOBCAT• CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS Page 14 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Larry Job carried on the tradition by winning yet another Class 9 title at Riverside for race cars built at the Valley Performance shop in Las Vegas. between young Cameron Steele, in a new Bug, and Eric Arras driving the old faithful McDonald's Bug. The pair stayed close, sometimes side by side, but Arras faded late in the race and it was Cameron Steele who won the class over Arras, the 3 time champ at Riverside. Typical of off roaders Steele had made needed repairs the night before with Eric's help in the Arras shop in Riverside. Doug Ingles ran third for a couple of laps, then vanished. That battle passed to Ernesto Arambula and Doug Smith. At the flag it was Smith who claimed third over Arambula, and Chuck Edwards was fifth. The two Class 9 entries had a good run for a few laps with Neil Phillips leading Larry Job. Job was right behind Phillips midway, and took over the class lead in the Las Vegas built Interceptor, and took the checkered flag first, continuing the tradition of a Valley Performance car wi'nning Class 9 at Riverside. Oddly enough both Class 9s were really 1600 cars with 1200cc engines installed. Neil Phillips was close in second place in the class. Rich Minga flew his brightly painted Chenowth Magnum to the official victory in the Challenge Class that saw some good racing among the 15 starting cars. The 15 Challenge cars had a good race, better than what shows on. the charts. Danny Ashcraft had his · Raceco out front on the first lap, and he stayed there for all ten laps. Keeping close was Rich Minga in his brightly painted Chenowth. Russ Winkler was third by lap 2, and he stayed close to Minga, followed by Daryl Nustad. To the rear the field didn't spread out much among the top ten, but Ashcraft and Minga put some lapped cars between them and the other contenders. On lap 8 Nustad got past Winkler, who was having some troubles, and Mike Burns moved up too. At the finish Dan Ashcraft won the class and Rich Minga was close in second, Mustard was close, followed by Kolt and Scott Taylor, another driver from Illinois. Texan Kevin Cherry stalled, but got moving again, and missing on the next lap were Steve Kelley, Jim Fishback, Jr. and Tim McDonnell. Midway, Castle still led, but Taylor was now second, with Jeff Probst right behind him, Noel was out with suspension woes, Kolt dropped to fourth followed by Mustard and Coyne. Things stayed pat through lap 6, except the new Elrod Mirage moved into sixth ahead of Coyne. Scott Taylor lost time on lap 5, Castle had a huge lead and Jeff Probst had just as big a lead over Kolt, who was just ahead of Elrod and John Sprague. On the next tour Taylor moved up into fourth, right on Kolt' s tail, and Sprague was close also, while Mustard faded ·with a rear flat. Kolt did · not finish the last lap. Up front Brad Castle slowed, and Jeff Probst sailed past to win the heat in· his Berrien Laser. Scott · Taylor also passed the former leader to take second in his Eliminator, Castle ended up third in the Raceco. John Sprague was next, followed by Jimmy Nichols, and Mustard nursed his flat tire to si1<th place. After another round of bikes, trikes and quads, four classes in one race were on the grid. The six Class Ss, nine 5-1600s, a pair of Class 9s and 15 Challenger cars made a hefty field, starting in that order. The two matching number series made it tough to keep track of all four classes. While it was no cakewalk, Tony Kujala led from wire to wire overall and in Class 5 in his Greg Diehl Baja Bug. Fellow Arizona driver Pete Sohren stayed right with Kujala until late in the 10 lap race when his engine went sour. Sohren held on to take second overall, despite, in September 1986 his words "total meltdown" of the engine. Faithful readers might recall that these two led most of the race last year as well, but Kujala crashed in the hay just before the finish line, Sohren had already lost his power, and Wayne Demonja, from Colorado was the surprise winner. This year Demonja ran a close third all the way to the finish line. From · San Jose, Jeff Elrod held up California's honor by running all the way in fourth. In the 5-1600 action the field sorted out early. It was a battle second.~ . Daryl Nus tad took over third. eventually second place in Challenge action on lap 8. and he held the position /j/1 the way to pay dirt. Russ Winkler ran with the leaders most of the distance in his Speedco Challenge car. and he took third place in the fast growing class. Dustynmcs

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J ,-/ , · Th-e Racers' Race THE SNORE 250 sponsored by p~ .. ,1,. .. .e;J.~ t. ~! 11,e.,,1 .. ~ etLIDAT Us1No September 26-28, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada . a"e .. . f · HOLIDAY INN Entry Fee - $350 plus Insurance $3500 BONUS_ * $2,000 Silver Dollars to First Overall_ ·_ * , $1,000 to Second Overall _ -* $500 'to Third Overall . . I Full 50% Payback plus 10 percent to , >~YOKOHAMA Drivers' Points Fund. Registration and Tech Inspection -Friday, September 26 -Holiday Inn -For serious PerFormers ' Saturday, September 27 -.Drivers' Meeting~ 8:30 a .. m.·-Rate Starf 9:00 a.m. Race Course - 5 laps -60 mile course -Speedrome -North Las Vegas SPECIAL· RUSS JOB MEMORIAL TROPHY GENERAL TIRE CONTINGENCY - $14,000 . . . . I . Awards Brunch - Sunday, September 28 - Holiday Inn For further information and entry packet contact: SNORE, P.O. Box 4534, Las Vegas, NV 89106 or caU the Hot Line - · -702-452-4522 · It Pays to Race with SNORE

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l:W" A lap down Daryl Nustad was third, followed by Winkler, Burns, then Bob Bertram, Jim Beeson, Clay Bintz · and Larry Dimmett. In post race tech inspection Ashcraft was disqualified for having an alloy fan shroud, the same part that has been on the car all year. This moved Rich Minga into the win, and the rest of the class moved up one spot. The final race on Saturday was for the Stadium Class 1 cars, although a few of the desert beasts were in the field too. Jack Johnson was in Whelchel's 1600, since the other car was damaged, but Jack had not had a lap of practice. Roger Mears was driving Karol VanZant's V-8 powered car. The start was wild with Al Arciero not making the dash off the start unscathed, and he did not cover a lap,Mears led the pack into the esses, then stalled out. With one lap done, Bob Gordon was leading Danny Rice, from Colorado with a beautiful Magnum. Greg George was third in the Funco followed by Eric Arras and Tim Kennedy. The order stayed the same on lap 2, and Larry Ragland had his big, Mint 400 winning Chaparral into sixth, followed by Marty Tripes, Funco. _ On lap 4 Greg George moved ahead of Danny Rice, the rest held position, and Mears had worked up to the middle of the pack only to retire on the sixth lap with throttle cable trouble. On the same lap Greg George closed up tight on Bob Gordon and Stayed on. his cage through the next lap. On lap 8 George Danny Ashcraft led the Challenge Class race from flag to flag, but his Raceco got tossed out post race due to a minor. illegal part. · Bob Gordon slides a hard corner in his Chenowth en route to secondplace in Stadium Class 1. while Danny Rice tries the opposite angle. made the pass to take the lead and Gordon stayed tight. Rice and Arras were swapping third place each lap, Ragland held fifth, T-ripes was sixth, followed by Tim Kennedy, and Jack Johnson was up to eighth in the 1600 car. George and Gordon were still nose to tail at the flag, but George won Class 1 for the second year running. Arras was a long third followed by _ Rice, Sliding through one of the tight 180s on course, Greg George drove his Funco to the Stadium Class 1 victory, and Greg was one of a few repeat winners from 1985. Hometown boy at Riverside. Eric Arras flew his Chenowth to a clean third place in the hotly contested Stadium Class 1 action. Ragland, Tripes, Kennedy and Gordon jumped the start, so he Johnson. was dropped from second to After the race Bob Gordon seventh officially. But, by talked about protesting George _ Sunday morning . Gordon was on the close pass, but then the batk in second place, and it all start line control reported ended well. Danny Rice came from Colorado in a nattily painted Chenowth Magnum. and Rice. a veteran road racer. took a fine fourth in Stadium Class 1. Roger Mears led all the way in the desert Class 7 race. ending with a huge winning margin overall in the brand hew Nissan built by his own team in Bakersfield. _ Sunday morning the practice started out with a real bang. In the Stadium Class 7 practice in the first set of rough ditches in the esses Danny Thompson tossed his Chevy on its lid, hard! It took some time to get it righted, the truck looked grim, Danny looked dazed but OK, and he did suffer a· broken hand. A little later Rod Millen came along in· the Mazda and flipped in the same spot, but he was quickly put back on his wheels and went on practicing with some bent bodywork. Karlinda Geiler hurt her back when she came down hard on the nose in her Toyota in the water crossing, and so it went. ' The first race at noon featured the small desert trucks, Classes 7, with four starters, 7S, with seven trucks, and 7 4x4, with five starters. Roger Mears had his brand new "hardbody" Nissan desert truck in the lead from flagfall in Class 7, trailed by John Swift on the first lap. The 7S Nissan of Spence Low was next, with Paul Simon's Ranger close, trailed by Larry Ragland 's Chevy. Ragland hit the wall on the pace lap, but a tow truck pulled his bumper away from the tire and he made a good start, then pitted with a flat tire, then got back in action. RIVERSIDE, CA AUGUST 16-17 Frank' Arciero Jr., driving the Arciero ~ Sons car, nails down a convincing win in the hotly contested Class 10 race! Superior horsepower and driving skill are needed to win races. Frank provides the skill. WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS supply the power. The winners really do choose WEB-CAM products for air and water cooled engines. For more information send $3 for our latest catalog. · a , WEB-CANI - . -Page 16 PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS 1663 Superior Ave. September 1986 SCORE OFF ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP By lap 4 Mears had a -substantial lead overall, trailed . by John Swift, Class 7 Mazda. Running third and l.eading Class 7S was Paul Simon. G.T. Gowland was next, leading 7 4x4, but he soon began to-shed body parts from the Toyota. Next came Mike Randall, Jeep, Jim Conner, Nissan, . and the Jerry McDonald/Mike~ ·ousty Times

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i .. . . . ..... 8-6t1c fan~ .. tarn1l'/ tun\· · lclc 7zo-mpJ.o-n~ ~I--=---• 1986CHAMPIONSHIP . SEASO-N SATURDAY • 7 PM SEPTEMBER 13th NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW San Bernardino This one is just about everyone's favorite . . . with close-to-the-track twin grandstands and a double-tough course that'. s 50% natural terrain, 50% asphalt and 100% WILD! The course has been rede-signed for even more airborne action and faster turns and all seats will be sold on a reserved basis ... Tickets are available at all Ticket-master outlets or may be ordered by calling ·(213) 480~3232, (714) 740-2000, or (800) 321-5223. Gates open at5:00 p.m., Free "Meet the Racers" Photo and Autograph Session right on the track from 5:30 to 6:30, and the races start at 7:00 p.m. SATURDAY • 7 PM OCTOBER 11 fh LA COUNTY FAIRPLEX Pomona THE SEASON FINALE! It all comes down to this one final event at the newly-refurbished Los Angeles County Fairgrounds . in nearby Pomona. Relax in the colorful and comfortable surroundings of the most modern stadium in the country and be an eye witness to all the electrifying action of the "Wildest Show on Wheels." After the race (from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.) there will be a Trophy Prese_ntation and Dance right at the Fairgrounds with free admission to all pit passholders ... Celebrate the great 1986 season and toast the upcoming '87 season with all the stars of the Off-Road Championship Gran Prix! (No-Host Bar, Pit Pass Required for Admission.) For advance ticket information call (818) 359-5117. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., "Meet the Racers" from 5:30 to 6:30, races start at 7:00 p.m. FOR EVENT TICKETS OR ENTRY INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL: MTEG, 53 WOODLYN LANE, BRADBURY, CA 91010 (818) 359-5117

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!;Ir"' .Horner Chevy. Spence Low was out with a broken tie rod, and Glenn Harris was running second in 7S in a Mazda, and Willie Valdez, coming back from a start line roll over, had his Ranger up to third. As the ten laps droned on, the field thinned. Missing early were John Randall, Max Norris and Jim Travis from 7S, and now Valdez gave it up, taking third in class with four laps completed. Up front Roger Mears opened it up, then backed out of his overheating Nissan to take an easy overall ·and Class 7 win, his first win in some time and Roger was a happy man, since his own crew had built the truck. John Swift also covered ten laps for second overall and in Class 7, while Larry Ragland made another pit stop with a flat, but he did get in nine laps for third in class, and he was moving faster than anyone at the finish. Third overall and the Class 7S winner was Paul Simon in the Ford Ranger, the last of the ten lap finishers. Glenn Harris did nine rounds for second in class. The 7 4x4 battle was still tight midway with Gowland leading Mike Randall, Conner and the McDonald Chevy. Gowland vanished on lap 7 along with Randall, and Jim Conner to0k the lead, well ahead of the Chevy, although both got in nine -laps. Conner was· a surprise winner in the Nissan and said it was his first win at Riverside. But, Jim had not competed here since 1979. After a round or two for the entertaining Odyssey racers, the · next bash was for the desert Classes 1, 2 and 10,, eleven and five starters respectively. Amid all the buggies was Illinois' Kevin Pence in his Chevy pickup, which was too highly modified for Class 8. Off the line Larry Ragland's Porsche powered Chaparral boomed into the overall lead with Bob Gordon, Class 2 Chenowth in close pursuit. 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DT 13522 Newhope Street Garden Grove, CA 92643 714/530-6101 Page 18 Paul Simon scored an impressive victory in Class 7S in the Ford Ranger, stating in victory circle that he really loved this kind of short course racing. Glenn Harris flies his Mazda over the Turn 6 ditches and he held it all together to take second among the survivors in Class 7S. leading Class 10. Behind them was a rekl mess. Apparently Pence 'lost control of the big truck on the pavement and -knocked Frank Arciero, Jr. into the Tum 6 concrete wall, and also disabled -Mike Lund; both Cla&s 1 Chenowths were out for the day. Reportedly Pence also collided with the Class 10 of Jerry Costa. Pence only lasted a few laps before retiring, but the .story was far from over. Varied reports fail to clarify how it all started, but apparently there were harsh words, threats and a few fisticuffs between the Arciero group and Pence's midwestern boys later .in the pits. Eventually saner heads prevailed, but the damage .had been done, and the eventual results are unknown at press time, but legal action has _been proposed. Meanwhile, on, lap 3 Ragland led, with Al Arciero very close, along with Ron Brant and Bob Gordon. A few car lengths back Ron Carter had a good lead in Class 10 over Brad Person, · Dwight -Lundell and Steve Sourapas. Ragland dropped back on the next lap and Albert A. took the lead over Ron Brant. , Bob Gordon· was third, leading Class 2, with Ron Carter close and way ahead of the other Class 10 cars. Schnekenburger held second in Class 2 over Jerry Foley. A The Heavy Metal drag race to the first turn was hectic. Here Rod Hall, #400. edges ahead of Dodge Teammate Walker Evans, #802; Curt LeDuc is alre;1dy over in his Class 14 Ford, top left, and Steve Kelley, top right. takes the outside line to avoid trouble. B. Spencer Low gets a little help from the corner workers trying to get his 7S Nissan clear of the course after breaking a tie rod end. C. Walker Evans signals "number 1" after his convincing victory in the Four Wheeler Magazine Heavy Metal Challenge. D. More Heavy Metal start action shows Larry Schwacofer, foreground. getting past cleanly, while Frank Vessels, top left. is stuck behind an overturned rig, and Ken Kincaid is jammed into Vessels. E. In the typical Riverside heat wave, the dress code was shorts and A TVs were the favorite form of pit transportation. September 1986 Running a well paced race, Jim Conner drove his Nissan to the Class 7 4x4 title, and it was the first time Conner had raced at Riverside since 1979. Ron Brant had his Raceco very close in the desert Class 1.contest, and he took over the Class .lead late in the race to win Cl_ass 1 and place second overall. Midway Arciero had Brant right on his cage, Gordon was a clean third, followed . by Larry Noel, Class 1 Chaparral, then Carter and Schnekenburger, and the field was shrinking. Al Arciero went down on lap 6, Brant dropped some time, and Bob Gordon put his Class 2 Chenowth in the overall lead. Carter was running fifth overall. Brant stayed with Gordon to lap 8, then dropped back a bit, holding second overall over Larry Noel. Carter still led Class 10 but dropped time, running on a bare rim on the left rear, and both Person and Sourapas were· catching him. Meanwhile, with fresh rubber, Larry Ragland was back in the race. Bob Gordon hung tough to take the overall and Class 2 victory. Ron Brant was second overall and first in Class 1, followed by Larry Noel in third overall, second in Class 1. Gary Schnekenburger was next, second in Class 2, with Jerry Foley next in class followed by Vince Tjelmeland, fourth in Class 2, all completing the ten laps. On the last lap Steve Sourapas, then Dwight Lundell both got past the wounded Carter to take first and second in Class 10. Carter was third, and Brad Person, with a sick engine, did ten laps for fourth in Class 10. Fittingly, r;.,. Riverside Potpourri Dustvnmes

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Driving the desert Chaparral as hard as his stadium car, Larry Noe/ stayed with the program for second in desert'C/ass 1, third ov~rall. · Bob Gordon had his Chenor,tth up fr.ant most of the distance, and he took the overall lead on lap 6:to win desert.Class 2 and ovr;ra/1 honors in the three class · race. · Although Mears had caught Harris on lap 7 and was challenging for thetead, he.had a .flat front tire on th~ last lap. At ,the checkered flag Glenn H~rrjs won the Mini Metal title for Mazda.· Roger held on in second, Steve Millen was third, 'Sherman,1, • Balch fourth, and Rod · Millen •· was fifth, .a lap down. Nothing ' · else was moving as Low had ·illso retired. In the "race is not over at the checkered flag" deparrment, Roger Mears was dropped to fourth by the rough driving committee, reportedly having hit Rod MiHen in the air, causing him to flip. You figure it out. · The UltraStocks and the 1-2-1600s were combined for their single race. At Riverside only four UltraStocks. showed, so . they did not pose the traffic hazards they do for the 1600s at the stadium races. The unlimited engine UltraStoc}<s started first · with Vince Tjelmeland taking the hole shot in his Pontiac, followed · by Tim Maples and Craig Durfee. Doug Bath took his Dodge to the pits to change a flat tire. While Tjelmeland led all ten laps for the class win, Durfee had his Fiero in . second for a couple oflaps befor(! _ re,tiring . with engine . trouble. Vmce lost half of his bodywork en route to victory, and Maples . also completed ten laps for · Landing hard didn't bother Gary Schnekenburger's Raceco, and he wer,t on to Driving his first short course race, sieve $ourapas got the desert Class 10 lead second in his Mazda. Bath got in finish second in.desert Class 2 and 'fourth o.vera/1 in the race. · on t.he very last lap and Steve was a surprised winner at the checkered flag. eight laps for third. Twenty started in the 1600 class with the usual bumping and shoving on the drag race start, and Jeff Elrod emerged the leader in his Hi Jumper, After two laps , . Kevin Pr9bst, with brother Jeff' riding in the two seat Berrien,., .was a strong second followed by ' Scott Taylor. in his Eliminator two seater. Todd Attig, Terminator, made it second through fourth for Illinois drivers. Lan:y Job was up to fifth, having been in a bash in the drag race that bent the right front shock tower. After three rounds of close Dwight Lundell kept his desert Class. 10 Dirtrii< 1in ciqse' all ten laps, and hel' :m/n,q'iirt~r·had a huge le'a'd irf des~rtClass 10 in hisChenowth, but h:e lost a tire dicing, Probst fell back to' passed into second place:on th!] last. l8p of /he bu'sy 'tpntes,t, . . . · · . with three laps to go and ended up thi~p in the .class. , _ seventh. Elrod still led with ~ . in the high attrition race, both Ron Brant and Steve - $ourapas are -the 1985 desert champions in their classes ... apparently know_fng how to save their c~r~ and ·still . win. Up next ~as the Nissan Mini Metal Challenge with a slim field of nine starters:, all stadium style "funny", trucks. This pack did MAXIMUM EFFECT!!! , . • ·, :, I, CA3 -COMPETITION BRAKE WITH .BALAN.CE BEAM • 'I MANUFACTURERS. OF THE.FINEST IN :oF.F RlJAD PRODUCTS ... , · :· Co~ta-ct,your local JAMA~ de"81er Or writ~ \ ' .' ,··42030-C Avenida,AJvarado • Te'/Tlecula, CA 9329() , • ' , I (~114)'676•2066, ' , 1 ' '., I 11 1 • • , 1, I: not start Out in-the boonies, but. lined up on the pavement below the finish line. Glenn Harris nabbed the lead in the Mazda from flag _fall. His mate Rod Millen was close on his heels off the start and through a lap, but Millen.rolled again, almost \n the same place and dropped to last. After twq la,ps · Harris held .. the ' I leid. W,alker Evans, who had lost I' a,n engine )ri'fr\day practice, had his ·Dodge D-50 a lc;ing seco~d,. ' followed by Roger Mears, in another brand new Nissan, Sh~rman Balch, Nissan, andlvan · Stewart and Steve Millen in Toyotas. Danny Thompson retired after two laps, as the quick repairs from the morning , mishap were not holding. But Rod Millen ,was back running_ 1• hard:in the Mazd~. now sporting 11 a bashed in roof. , , 1 '1; • ,Thi~ race was c:mly eig~t laps, 1 , and midway Harns held his lead. But, Mears. was right on tqp of Walker Evans. Balch was next . with Steve Millen, Ivan Stewart and· Spencer Low, Nissan, · following. On the next lap Ivan Stewart was, out with engine trouble and Low was smoking heavily. On lap 6 Evans dropped to fifth with a sick engine and was seen no more, arid Steve Millen was passing Sherman Balch for' third. ' ' .. . , September 1986 --------·.:· .. ,• ... . ......... :.;.-;-;.::,;' '.~_:;;.:\,> ... Glenn Harris flew high and wide in the.Mazda as he led the Nissan Mini Metal Challenge wire to wire: it was the third Stadium Class 7 victory for Harris this year. Steve Millen drove a cool race in fhe Toyota a(ld took a good third on the road,: 1;1n official second, in the nine truck Mini Meta/ contest. Dustvnmes ' I

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Taylor pressing hard. Attig was now third being pressed by Job, and next.came Mark Barnes and Rick Frisby. On the next lap Taylor moved in -to challenge Elrod, Attig and Job were back about one turn, and Probst had rerained fifth place. Midway Elrod put some space on Taylor, Job was in third ahead of Attig, and Probst held ·fifth ahead of Barnes, Frisby and Jim Green-way, and a bunch were still running hard. By lap 6 Job passed into second place, Probst took over third, Taylor was now fourth and Attig fifth, just ahead of Barnes. On the next round it got tight up front as Elrod, Job and Probst were .under a s·ingle blanket, and the rest held ·position. Larry Jbb m,ade the pass into,the lead on lap 8 with Probst in his wake, dropping Elrod to ·third, followed by Taylor and Attig, and they stayed in formation through lap 9. Larry Job held the lead to the checkered flag, while Jeff Elrod wentpastScottTaylor, who had. a· flat tire, for .second. Todd Attig was third, followed by Rkk Frisby and Mark Barnes. Taylor limped-into sixth, trailed , by Jim Greenway. This was one of the best races of the weekend, but unfortunately all the announcer talked about were the two UltraStocks circulating about five turns apart on the track. . Larry Job took the .1600 victory in the car that he not only won Class · 9 with on Saturday, but· the same car in which Jack J,ol;\lilsbnll Wolil 1,uh~i:d.600 title' at R1i~ei'~i1ae,;.in 11985. 'Sad to say, ag~in' th~1 rn,ugh driving committee got active and docked Job down to.fifth. He reportedly nicked Elrod and Attig when he passed, although both drivers supported Job, saying he did not cause them to lose position'. With 43 cars in the Class 10 Stadium battle, it was busy off the start. These cars move nearly as fast as the unlimiteds. There were a few wheelsrands and flippos down the long start straight, and Lee Wuesthoff was out front after the first turn. Already mashed and. late across the pavement were Danny York and Rick Jones. There was -lots more wild action in the esses on the first lap, and Frank A(ci~ro led with Kevin Probst dose . behind ~railed b)' Bob . Gordon and ]il.1) Risbback, Sr. · M ,11·, , i f f . ere wene m1ss1ng a ,ter twoo , th~ ,ten laps, manY: with flat tir~s. Jeff Probst flipped and got hung up on a hay bale, but came back inro the race just in front of the leader. By lap 4 the front runners were lapping traffic, and Arciero had a good lead, with Jeff Probst, a lap down, right on his tail. In second was Bob Gordon, followed by Kevin Probst, Brad Castle_ Tommy Croft and Mitch Mustard. The order held for a coupl:e of laps, except that Kevin Probst dropped back when a plug wire came off. After.a good start, Lee Wuesthoff faded with an overheating engine. -After eight laps Frank Arciero had a solid lead, with Jeff Probst right on his bumper. Bob Gordon was just as solicl in second, followedi:f'now by . Brad Castle, Tommy Croft, Mitch Mustard, and Lanr;y N0el, who \.\jent no farther. [Jr' Dustynmes Missing the bed of his Stadium Class 7 Nissan. Roger Mears was second on the · Rod Millen modified the,M~zda's ro0f line in both practice and the race, but he road in the Mini Metal bash. but dropped to an ottibal fourth. - kept moving to. place a,;i official fifth in the Mini M_etal race. Four started, two vanished, and Vince Tjelmeland led the UltraStock race all the way to victory, despite losing mwch of the body panels from the Pontiac. · The youngster from Illinois. T6dd Attig drove a great race in his own Terminator. and he _finished third, and was officially second in Class 1-2-1600. Class 1-2-1600 had a great race with 20 starters, and when it was all over short course cha':'pion Wes Elrod won the titfe in his Donsco sponsored Hi Jumper. Rick Frisby got mudi:Jy m the 1-2-1600 action. but he drove the Raceco t0 an event;1at third in the very)ight on course dicing. SMI I I YB.ILT Add.s Muscle ·.To Your Hardbocf¥ Bumper Thumper -.. -September 1986 Page 11 ·

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II' I r;.,.. On the last lap Jeff Propst passed , Arciero to . urllap himself. Frank led an ten ' laps for a well deserwed Riverside, wictory, ~is first, although both ,111 b 11e 1 h I • ti ' rotner? "' aw.e s~,~rJ:e y' m1sse1\il •~-'ewent here. Bbb fGo.rrctlbn l[ost lh, engine on, the lastl, l~p, lso ~rll Castle scored s~dond at tm~ 1'fl followed by ,, Tommy Cr19,ft Mitch Mustard, Jim ~ishback/JF. and Jim Fishback, Sr., Mike1111' Withers, Dawe Bonner, JeH Probst, Jimmy Nichols and Eri~ Arras, all covering'the ten laps}n 1 the hectic event. '11 With 27 rigs on the line in six classes, the Four Wheeler Magazine Heavy Metal Challenge should have been a real zinger, but the ,action after the first lap was tame compared to the C:~ass 10 and 1-2-1600 events. Off the start Frank Vessels and Curt ILe D'l!lc tangled, putting them_01:,1t qf · the race. In faet six rigs died off tpe start. It was no surprise to see \X-l!'!llker Evans come around first,, leadifig Rodney Hall in the bat,tle 'of th~•i0ibdges.' B9dy damage was v,isill:ile111 dn ;~any' I of the trlileks 'alr~atly, ilnd a few'i:ilitted for tliesl 11,\:I, 11·1,111 I' II ~7,T7= Scot.I Taylor, from INinois, had his·-two seat Eliminator up as high'as second in 1-2-1600 action. but a flat dropped him down to sixth. rubber. , The order settled in after two rounds with Evans leading Hall. Steve Kelley had his Chevy third, followed by Chris Robinson in the 6S Olds, and the Chevy of Steve McEachern. Dave Shoppe had propped back, and Geoff Dorr was leading Class 3 in the next slot. Midway Evans had a comfortable lead over Hall, Kielley held ,third over Robinson, who_· wa~. looking very good. Dorr continued to lead Class 3 in . his Jeep CJ 8, Steve Mize! had his Bronco second in class and Don Adams struggled with myriad woes in his CJ 8. At this point Jerry Daugherty was the lone survivor in Class 14, Hall was all alone in Class 4 and Wes Moser was leading Class 6. By lap 7 Kelley passed Hall, )Vho was smoking, and the only race. going was between Wes Moser, Ford Ranchero and Larry Schwacofer,, '55 Chevy, and they , kept S}Vapping positions. Rod Hall fell back and, retired on the , last lap, the_. Class 4 )Vinner, the on)y starter. Chris Robinson put the smoking Olds in the pits the ,i Class 6S winner. Jerry Daugherty was back after another pit stop to win Class 14. Frank Arciero. Jr. •led the 43 car Class 10 Stadium field all ten laps in his C/jlenow'th for :a well, earned victory in the ITfain event. his first victory at At the flag Walker Evans won the Heavy Metal title once again, with his wife · Phyliss · riqing shotgun. Steve Kelley kept him taking second, overall and in Class 8. Q,oinghis best .ever at Riverside, Phoenix racer Steve McEachren nailed down third in Class 8 and ~verall, the last rig to cover the ten laps. Tom Haliburda was fourth in an older · ' Riverside. ·· · ' R,110: 1CHAMPIONS illRiC)D ., RACING:, EN1,ER,,.PRISES Would like to thank al/'our sponsors and crew that made it all possible. Page 22 DONSCO Collishaw Construction, Best Electrical Co., San Jose Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Wright Way Machine Dial In Cams A-Foreign Auto Wreckers· 1•11 W1es Elrod Racing Engines Mark's Transaxle Driver -Jeff Elrod O~ew Ch1ief -Brock Gause ' ,., ,I ., I Crew:' Gera'ld " Jim Rick Rico Darren Santos Mike A· Very Special Thanks to CURT ELROD September 1986 Larry Job flew his Class 9 winning Interceptor to first place in Class 1-2-1600 the next day. but he dropped to fifth by official rulings. Brad Castle had his short course Raceco with the leaders all the way in the Class 10 main. and he took over second place on the last lap. Clean here. Tommy Croft flew well in the Chenowth. was never below fifth place and ended up third in the Class 10 Stadium main event. Colorado champion Mitch Mustard got his handsome Chenowth muddy in the Class 10 main event. but he finished strong. in fourth place. Running second and third midway in the Class 10 main were Bob Gordon. left. and Kevin Probst. but both faded with troubles at the finish. Dusty Times. 'I I

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As is his habit, Walker Evans drove a clean. untroubled race, giving his wife a rough but winning ride in the Dodge. and he won the Heavy Metal Challenge overall and in Class 8. \'t!:fz:x~»>--Driving his best ever race at Riverside, Arizonan Steve McEachern got his Class 8 Chevy home third in class and a keen thira overall. Scoring a repeat performance from 1985. Geoff Dorr came from lllino'is to take the victory by half a lap over the Class 3 field. and he was fifth overall in the Jeep CJ 8. Wes Moser was back and forth in the lead in Class 6, but he took over for good on · the last lap to win the class in the Ford Ranchero, and he .was a repeat winner from 1985. Despite more than one pit stop, Jerry Daugherty was moving at the finish line. and his Chevy Blazer was the lone survivor and the winner in Class 14. · DustyTimes Steve Kelley kept the leaders honest in his Class 8 Chevy, and he took over second overall in the Heavy Metal bash when Rod Hall retired. Ford. Geoff Dorr won Class 3 in the Jeep, as he had last year, retaining the title for lllinois, and he was fifth overall. Next came John Gable and ·Dave Shoppe, Class 8, then Steve Mize!, second in Class 3. Wes Moser won Class 6, and Schwacofer finished on a flat tire, but still got second. About half the field . was down and out by the checkered flag. to bring the crowd alive as in the past. The tightest racing was in the big buggy classes, and many truckers came only to sj:,ectate, saving the big iron for the desert, the Frontier 500 coming soon. The Raceway filled up well on Sunday, and the crowd was hardy, staying in the stifling heat until the final checkered flag. If this was to be the last off road race at Riverside, it was a typical meet, full of surprises with many first time winners, lots of action, and few injuries, none of them serious. However, by Sunday the announcer was already talking about next year, saying the Raceway was booking events through June of 1987. As the invitation to the BFGoodrich Tenth Anniversary at Riverside dinner party said, "Welcome to the first annual last ever Riverside". It had been a typical Riverside weekend, starting out with decent weather on Thursday with a good breeze. It got warmer each day, well over 100 degrees on Sunday with no wind at all until late in the day. This year the motorcycle engined classes comprised a good half of the program, but they did not seem Chris Robinson ran the 6S Olds Calais in the Heavy Metal Challenge and he was up as high as fourth overall before engine failure put him out. I / ROB TOLLESON 1st Place 1/2-1600 1986 Baja 500 1985 Score/High Desert 1/2-1600 Champion 1985 Rookie of the Year RACING BRAKES DARREN WILSON 1st Place 1/2-1600 1986 Mint 400 -TOM KOCH 1st Overall 1986 Parker 400 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 September 1986 \ Page i3

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.SCORE CANADA AUTOCROSS Formula Tires· Off Road . Summer Nationals Afte~ the season opener at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Score Canada not only moved to an outdoor track late in June, they also moved to theUSA. The site for the second race in the series was Parkman, Ohio at the Entertainment USA facility. The 140 acre· site has ample campgrounds, a lake, and generous lawn seating for up to 50,000 people. The first event was so successful, · that this northern Ohio track will no doubt become a favorite stop on the tour. The usual Score Canada · format was followed at Entertainment USA, with all class r;-aces on Saturday and another round for all classes on Sunday. The Saturday racing started with Classes 1-2-1600 and 7 combined in the first event. The 1-2-1600 points champion in both 1984 and 1985, Tom Surace from New Jersey, took the lead from the start in his Armstrong Tires/Super Boot/ UMP backed single seat Berrien. Scott Taylor, from Illinois, drove his BfGoodrich backed Elimin-ator two seat car in hot pursuit, . with Todd Attig, also from Illinois, in a close third in his Reeves Snap-On Tools/ Attig Repair Terminator. was bein~ challenged by Attig. But, the defending points champ held on and kept his position. Scott Taylor won the 12 lap rate with Tom Surace second and Todd Attig third. Canadian driver Dean Dodd, from Quebec, finished fourth in his Armstrong/Sway-A-Way / Deist /Mini Performance/Seagate Sportswear backed Berrien. In Class 7 the top honors went to east coast racer Bill Walker, who worked up a considerable lead in his Armstrong sponsored Dodge, and kept it to the finish line. In second was Norm Thompson, from Gladstone, New Jersey, in a Toyota once owned by Ivan "Iron Man" Text & Photos: Danny McKenzie Stewart. Steve Napier, from Cohoes, New York was third in his Armstrong Tires Toyota. Pennsylvania racer Art Schmitt totally dominated the Class 10 race, as he led from start to finish . Early in the contest Claude Tetreault, from St. Hilaire, Quebec, put pressure on Schmitt, followed by Dave Lofland, from New Jersey. But, on lap 3 Lotland broke down, and Canadian Bill Lefeuvre moved into third for a couple of laps before retiring on lap·S. This left the next contender, Scott Taylor in third in his single seat Eliminator. The trio fought hard for ten laps, then Tetreault's engine After five hard laps Taylor surged into the lead and Surace Driving his own Eliminator, Scott Taylor won Class 10 on Sunday, had a pair of seconds in Class 1, and also won both 1-2-1600 heats in his two seat Eliminator. --g1C011tt,Ot#i!1 ■ . One of the largest selections of --trailers available, at Factory Direct Prices. Featuring strong, uni.tize steel, all welded frames, you Can't beat DICO Trailers for quality, design and choice. • Custom Enclosed • Flatbed Flair Rail. • Motorcycles • Car Haulers • Jet Ski Page 24------Raynald Vaillancourt, from Quebec, made a strong showing at Parkman, racing hard in Class 1-2-1600 to a close fourth in the Sunday action. September1986 went sour. Taylor moved into second place, but Schmitt stfll had a comfortable lead with two laps to go. After 13 laps Art Schmitt won, Taylor wa~ second and Jim Strubble, from(Pennsyl-vania, was third. Classes 3 and 14 uun together in this series, and it. was a disappointing race for the three strong unlimited 4x4s in Class 14. On the first lap, running flat out on the dusty back straight, Steve Napier lost his fire and was almost immediately hit by Tom Andreoli who had not seen Napier slowing. Curt LeDuc was also coming flat out and also did not see the trucks, and he hit them and caused non-repairable damage to the front end of his Ford. The three trucks were out of the race, and all drivers had traveled a long distance,. from New England, to race one lap. The new leader was Norm Thompson, from New Jersey, in a Toyota. He was challenged by Qu.ebec racer Rene Larocque in his unique mid-engine GM entry. After five laps Larocque was history with a broken front end, putting Dale Lenig's Ford in second place. On lap 8 Norm Thompson had bad luck, and his Toyota went on its side after hitting a rut in the first turn. Then the Toyota refused to start, putting him on the DNF list. The new leader, Dale Lenig had a comfortable lead, with his brother Gl~nn Lenig in second place in a nearly identical Ford powered Jeep CJ. After 12 laps the Lenig brothers from Shamokin, PA were one and two at the flag. In Class 3 the action was hot as 49 year old Jerry Bundy and 27 year old Jan Dudiak staged one of the best battles witnessed all year, both. driving Jeeps. Bundy, in a Scrambler, led Dudiak for most of the race, with the duo often side by side on the wider back stretch.. Then, · one lap before · the finish, Dudiak brilliantly took the · 1ead from Bundy, and kept it for the win. Bundy's Jeep was breathing down. Dudiak's tail pipe, a few feet behind when the flagman gave the checkered flag. The unlimited cars in Class 1 also staged a well fought battle, and it was mainly between two of the finest racers on any circuit. Bill "Gentleman" Lefeuvre, from Ontario, led the first lap followed by Art Schmitt. Burt Decker, from Michigan, was third, and Scott Taylor was in fourth. As the race progressed, Scott Taylor made his way past Decker on lap 4, then passed Schmitt on lap 7, _and was aiming for the leader. There was a special pleasure in watching Lefeuvre and Taylor race side by side, as each knows their abilities very well and respect each other tremendously. Watching Lefeuvre and Taylor race is like watching synchro-nized swimmers, each anticipat-ing and knowing what the other can and will do. 'It is simply the cleanest and most spectacular racing on the tour. A lot of racers could benefit by using some of their techniques, enough said. Well, the thrill lasted for six laps with Taylor pressuring Lefeuvre, hoping he would make a mistake. But the veteran racer kept his cool and managed to outlast Taylor's valiant attempt. Bill Lefeuvre won the 12 lap battle with Scott Taylor just inches behind. Art Schmitt was third and Burt Decker took fourth. The program started over again on Sunday with . 15 lap races. In the 1-2-1600 and Class 7 action, the 1600s started first. Out in front ~as Raynald Vaillancourt, from Laval, Quebec, followed by Todd Attig and Scott Taylor, back in his two seater. The trio was tightly knit, with Attig and Vaillancourt exchanging the lead after four Bill Lefeuvre, from Limehouse, Ontario, won both Class 1 races after very close duelingwith Scott Taylor on both days, and he also took second in Class 10 in his Berrien. Quebec racer Claude Tetreault was challenging for the lead in the Class 10 race on Saturday when his motor went sour, putting him down and out Dusty Times

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e laps. Taylor moved into second place behtnd th~ • leading Vaillancourt. A couple of laps · later Taylor took over first place, · and Attig worked back · into second; trying hard 'to keep up with Taylor. · - , Mean~hile, Tom Surace, who had started with Taylor at the b~ick of the pack by virtue of their 1-2- finish on the previous· day, was making up ground and · was up to fourth, behind Vaillancourt. Two laps_· before the end of the race, Tom Surace moved up a notch to take third. After 15 laps Scott Taylor had won his second l-2-1600 race of the weekend aboard the only 2-1600 car in the fidd. Todd Attig was sec:ond, fotlowed by Tom Surace and Raynald Vaillan-court. In Class 7 Bili Walker once · again outlasted the rest of the field and won the class easily,·. Steve N apier took second place and Norm Thompson was third, Cla~s 10 produced' another fine battle between Bill Lefeuvre and Scott Tay !or: The two This year Bill Walker has his DodgeD-50 sorte.d out, and he won the Class7 title easily on both Saturday and Sunday, •. ' Todd Attig lands on one wheel in the ciose running 1-2-1600 action. Attig took a. third and a class.home to Dixpn, Illinois. stayed in formation as Lefeuvre took the checkered flag first,' trailed by Tayl9r, Decker .and Hunter. -.· drivers shared the lead for their respective part of the race .. Off the start Lefeuvre had the front position and Taylor was a close · second. O n lap 9 Taylor was the new leader with Lefeuvre now in secoqd place. Normand Vaillan-court, frpm Quebec, was in third place followed by Dean Fisher. Taylor was flawless in his BFG backed Eliminator, while Bill Lefeuvre was equally impressive running just behind in his BFG backed Berrien. At the end of 15 laps Scott Taylor took the checkered flag, followeq by Lefeuvre, Vaillancourt and Fisher, , Some of the action was gone from the Class 3 and 14 dash because of the accident on Saturday. Probably one of the strongest contenc;lers to face Curt · LeDuc's total domination of Class 14, Rene Larocque was disappointe,d that LeDuc had from Connecticut, in a Bundy they cleanly challenged each suffered sci much damage on his Motors prepared · Jeep . . Bu.ndy other throughout the event, and truck that he was unable to race tried in vain to catch the leader. stole the show .for 15 grueling on Sunday. Larocque took the With the other two Class 3 laps. From.the start Taylod~d - early lead on Sunday in Clasi; 14 entries ou't of the race, it was still Lefeuvre, while New Yorker and· led .the race from start to · an all Bundy Motors finish with Dave Hunter and Burt Decker finish. Dale Lenig fook second Lindstrom taking the -win and battled for third place. On the' and Marc Pelletier, from truck builder Bundy in second tenth lap.Lefeuvre was too much Connecticut, was third in his place. . , for: Taylor, ,and the Canadian · Armstrong Tires Chevy. In the Class 1 finale, once again took the lead, followed by' The June race was the first time Score Canada had sanctioned ah event in Ohio, and it was also the first time such an event had been presented at the Entert~inment USA facility. It was a success, and it will probably .become an annual affair: In Class 3, another strong race Scott Taylor and Bill Lefeuvre Taylor, ·while Decker .. took third went away as favorite 'Jerry, .. d_isplayed some fine clriv\ng as spot away from ·Hunter. They Bundy did an endo on the first •---------------------------11111111---------. · lap . . It cost a good bit of time. to get his Jeep back on its wheds. ln the lead was ' Doug Lindstrom, Burt Decker, left, from Michigan, and Dave Hunter, from New York: were hard at it all the way in Class 1 on Sunday; Decker took third over Hunter. Norm Thompson brought two trucks from New Jersey to race, and he got a second and a third in this ex-Ivan Stewart racing.Toyota in Classl. Dusty-flmes • • WALKER EVANS RACING Walker Evans-. wins Riverside -.Heavy Meta, Chatlenge. using Sports Racing ·Gasoline Evans extensively tested all other brands, and found SPORTS to be a superior product. Novy Walker is a SPORTS fan and recommends it to all his .friends. For Further Information Contact: 1 SPORTS RACING PRODUCTS, INC. SPORTS RACING PRODUCTS 'OF LA, INC, • 2200 Powell Street · P. O, Box 610 , Suite 950 333 West Broadway • Suite 202 Emeryville, California 94608 Long.Beach, California 90801-061 0 (213) 428-2600 - ' (213) 436-4373 Scptcmbcf 19'6 Page 15

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I -.PIKES PEAK 1986 Unser is 111Gng of the -Hill'' Again - Thanks to Audi's High Tech Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises It all went.right for Bobby Unser in.the Audi Sport Quattro on the hill, as Unser regained the absolute record for his family with a sizzling 11 :09.22, beating Moµton's 1985 record by more than 16 seconds. Twelve years ago i:here was no · doubt who was king at Pikes Peak as Bobby Unser took his 12th win, setting a new record for driving a stock car up the 12.42 mile long dirt road. At that time, Unser also held the overall record which he had set in a_n _ open wheel sprint car six years. previously, in 1968. That record . was not broken until 1979 when . a more modern rear engined buggy powered by a Chevy engine took the overall honors. Unser's stock car record stood until 1978. The Unser family had held records since -1934 so it was not · surprising that locals considered the family virtually .owned the hill. Al Unser Jr. recaptured the overall record for the family in 1983. by winning the open wheel race, so after a four year break the hill again belonged to a member of the newest generation of Unsers. But, it could have been the !:;1st year for an Unser win as the previous year a new class was added .for raHy cars .. Many of the loc~ls · never believed a European-style rally car could beat the stock cars or the open wheel cars. After all they were powered by engines producing well over 500 hp. and were traditionally the fastest cars in American racing. U .S: rally champicn John Buffum made the locals.sit up when he first entered in his Aud·i Quattro in 1982. He set a time faster than the stock cars but was still short of the record setting open wheel time. Buffum was unable to better his time the following year much to· the relief of .the tradition bound . locals. Then in 1984 Audi . bought over Michele Mouton and ente_red her in the Quattro -----------~-----Californian Biil Brister whipped his Chevy powered Wefis Coyote up the mountain to win the Open Wheel Class by about half a second, and take second overall. Driving a Dodge Shelby, John Crawford took his fifth Production Ratty title by . 15 seconds, and Crawford has won this claiis every year since it was started at Pikes Peak. · Sport. She was faster than Buffum. Audi had served notice - it wanted the overall record and it was going to come back the next year and take it. · Mouton was · under a lot of· pressure in 1985; she had to win and take the record. She managed it but the locals were most u·pset. How dare a French woman come and take the sacred title "King of the Hill" and chan·ge it to "Queen of the Hill." Even the local newspapers wrote nasty headlines such as "French Brat Go Home." For a while there was talk that Mouton would return this year with a Peugeot and Walter Rohl · would drive the Audi. But with Audi's withdrawal from rallying Rohl could not compete and Peugeot did. not want to spend the time on the project. Audi of America however · was keen on competing again. But who could drive the car. · ' After some negotiation the ride was offered to .Bobby Unser Sr. The Sl;year old Unser'retired from Indy racing four years back and as he had not. raced· up the mountain since 1974 he was a little rusty. But the chance to get the ti tie back was too good to miss. Audi spared no money for the _effort and shipped over a brand new Sport Quattro S1 . with several German mech.anks, · and Michelin · supported the effort with tire. engineers. So it was that the race's favorite driver returned for the 64th running of the Climb to the Clouds, again sponsored by Predator Carbur-etors after the company had been saved from bankruptcy. Unser had never driven a 4 WO rally car before so he spent quite a bit oftime testing in the car during priv.ate practice 1 ses5ions on the -mountain. Despite. his lack of experience he quickly felt at home in the Quattro and showed that he had lost none of his talent. During _ qualifying he managed to set fastest time although it was slower than some of the Audi engineers expected. Race day saw an excited ~rowd of over 15,000 spectators spread out over the 12 mile course all waiting in anti~ipatioh for the Audi to start. It was obvioU5 everyone wanted Bobby to ·win back the title. The crowd cheered him the whole way and when it was announced he had broken Michele's record everyone jumped for joy. "I'm the happiest man in the world right now," Unser said when told his time was 11 minutes, 9.22 seconds. He · did admit that he wish_ed M_ichele had been back The only iocal driver to take a class title was Leonard Vahsholtz in his Ford Thunderbird; he not only won the Stock Car Class, but he set a new class record time. · · Bobby Donner Ill nailed down third spot in Open Wheel Class in his 00-3 Special, and he was merely87 /1 00ths of a second out. Scott C!Jild, in his first year r~llying a Production car, tried the Peak this year, and he came in a fine third in the Dodge. Local driver from Colorado Springs Gay Smith had a good day on the "!ountain and took third place in Stock ·car Class. · September 1986 Dustynmes-

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Gary Gooch made it three out of the top four for Dodge in the With more horsepower -than last year. Jochi Klein/ drove the Production Ra-Jly Class. and three out of four for Californians. twin-engined Volkswagen Golf G Tl to a disappointing towth,.'. Bobby Unser came out of retirement to drive the Audi, and he here gets congratulations on his record smashing Climb, this year so they could have.raced each other. Just to cap it all, Unser also won the rookie of the year title as he hadn't raced for over ten years. He was technical-ly counted as a rookie even though he has more Pikes Peak experience than any other driver in the world! Audi's technology had enabled Unser to regain his title. It could also be the crowning glory for the Quattro rally car. It was ironic that just one year ago the first evolution Quattro Sport S 1 got its debut in a rally in the USA.' Now car number 18 had set a record at Pikes Peak and the car will likely not be · used in any more major international events. Last year .Jochi Kleint drove the twin engined VW Golf GTI, to third place in the rally class. This year he returned with the car powered by two turbo-charged 1300 engines producing 500 hp, up from 360 hp. But, he still only managed to finish in fourth place with an almost · identical time to last year. Rod Millen in his 4 WO Mazda RX7 was second. Finnish driver, Matti Alamaki, driving a 4 WO Porsche 930, looked good during qualifying, setting a time right behind Millen, but he went off the mountain road during his run badly damaging his car. With all the attention being given to Unser's a tempt to regain his title it was easy to overlook the other classes. The open wheel class, which until last year was always the glamour class, turned out to be the most competitive with the top three finishing within a second of each other. Bill Brister, who qualified fourth, in his Wells Coyote, took the class with a time of 11 minutes, 41.31 seconds, jusr 39/ lO0ths of a second faster than his neighbor from Scotts Valley, California, Gary Lee Kanawyer, also in a Wells Coyote. Bobby Donner III, who was fastest in qualifying was 48/ lOOths of a ------------------------~----,-------------------------Despite going off the road in the rocks. Rod Millen got the new4x4 Mazda RX-7 Cornering. technique is everything on the hill. and Gary Lee Kanawyer was across the finish line in a fine second place in Open Rally Class. · ·, second in open wheels-by a hiccup in his ,sharp Wells Coyote: Breaking up the Dodge Boys, Californian Chad DiMarco took his Subaru to a . Roger Mears also-broke the old Stock Car record, but he had to settle for keen second place in the close running Production Rally. Class. second ih class this year in the quick hillclimbing Chevy Camara. · second behind in his DD-3 Special, . one of only two competitors in the top ten .not driving a Wells Coyote. Last year Roger Mears set a new record in the stock car division which was disputed by several entrants who felt a mistake had been made in the timing. Mears' engine blew in qualifying which meant he had to start third in the stock car class in his Camaro. He was almost five seconds faster than last yea r but he had to sweat it out at the summit to see if he had won. Leonard Vahsholtz, driving a Thunderbird, set fastest time in qualifying and he started one from the end and with the benefit of slightly less loose surface; he was able to beat Mears' time by over a second with a time of 12 minutes, 15.49 seconds, a new stock car record. In the production rally car division John Crawford won for the fifth time in a row in his, . Dodge Shelby with a record breaking time of 14 minutes, 17.89 seconds. At first it didn't look as though he'd win as engine trouble caused him to qualify poorly. Doug Sheperd, also in a Shelby, was fastest in qualifying but he went off the road in the race. Chad DiMarco, driving a Subaru, took second place in class and the rookie award. Scott Child, also a rookie, was thin::! i'n class in his Dodge Omni. [rJs· interesting to note that only · fifteen years ago the winning time for a (highly modified) stock car was slower than Crawford's time this year· in a production car. It shows how progress and turbo-charging have helped make ordinary road cars competitive. will topple the kings next year? Rumqr has it, Porsche will enter a 959 for Al Unser Jr! Audi though, may go one better by building an open wheel special · for Bobby Unser so he can attempt to break the magical 11 minute barrier! The Blue L·ine is here. i• I. .. I \LLE PRODUCTS, INC. II, \I.UN ;-·-• ·- . - . 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L.A. Coliseum. Bri•ngs Blood· into the Eyes of the Gladiators Photos: By Homer Eubanks Trackside Photo Enterprises It was gridlock in the Class 7 main event as Glenn Harris bangs into Tom Haliburda, tipping him over, and Rod Millen and Steve Millen escape up the pe.ristyle, while Sherman Balch is long gone. Bogged down were Jeff Huber, Ivan Stewart, John Swift and $pencer Low, and more arrived later, but no red flag was shown. Greg George got sideways on the first lap of the UltraStock heat,_ alrnost nosing into Monte Crawford. George had the course blocked and ,t f,na/ly brought out the red flag. Come one come all; Caesar has proclaimed this day a holiday, There shall be merrymaking and games. Caesar has petitioned the finest gladiators throughout the land to perform in the prestigious coliseum event. There will be entertainment for all. Oh yes Milo, we must attend the festivity. I have seen gladiators perform before so what's so special about this event? This is the event that Caesar himself put together years back; the coliseum was built just for this type of event. Because everyone shows up for this event the gladiators must perform at their best or the crowd will demand their heads. The best part is the way the crowd gets worked up into a frenzy and then anything can happen. The gladiators are consumed by tne roar of the crowd and are held in a trance throughout the event. In this trance all decency and sense of fair play is abolished and the gladiators do themselves in trying to satisfy the crowds. · Not much has changed since the early coliseum events. The design of the coliseum puts the competitors in full view of the crowd and they can still work them into an unconscious state creating a free-for-all. And this was the scenario for the sixth round of the Mickey Thompson Off-Roacl Championship Gran Prix held recently at the LA Coliseum. Recording another record breaking crowd with 52,873 in attendance to urge on the spectacle, the snow seemed to get a little out of hand. Everyone wants to do good before such a large crowd and therefore will take added risks to put themselves on top, even if it means elbowing a friend out of the way. This is acceptable in off road short course racing due to the confined quarters. Ramming into another competitor and inten_tionally running others off the track is taking too much Ii berty. This cannot al 1 be blamed -on the competitors even if they were mesmerized by the crowds. One apparent reason for such actions is the lack of room to maneuver. Thompson would have been better off racing t he motorcycles on the same track instead of narrowing the track down to accommodate the bikes, and this would have alleviated some of the congestion ( especially in turn one). But then the other side of me really enjoyed the action. One would have had to be on the shores of Tripoli recently to match the excitement that occurred in the Coliseum. Along with the mayhem was some spectacular driving by some unexpected drivers. And this made for some exciting racing. Trophy dashes started the show off.Caesar's(oops, I meant to say Mickey's) elite took to the arena floor. The top four Grand National truck qualifiers lined up with Glenn Harris on the pole with second qualifier Roger Mears sitting next to him. Mears had been scheduled to drive his new "Hardbody" but new truck blues put him in old faithful. When the starter threw the flag it appeared everyone except Harris was asleep. The crowd roared and this urged Mears to get within striking distance a couple of times, but once Harris got straightened out he was pulling several truck lengths on the Nissan. Harris took the easy victory in the Mazda with Roger Mears second, and third place going to Walker Evans who was just ahead of Steve Millen. To keep the adrenalin flowing in his loyal subjects Caesar ( oops there _I go again) brought out the open wheel chariots for a trophy dash. Once again the pole sitter leaped out to a decisive advantage over .the other Super 1600s. This could be because Tommy Croft had trouble keeping the 1600 under control on the start line and might have jumped out a little early. Mitch Mustard took the second spot and Rick Jones settled in third ahead of Ed Martensen. Croft had little trouble winning the trophy but Rick Jones flipped his Funco on lap two and nearly landed on the pace truck sitting at the side. Mitch Mustard inherited second when this happened but soon developed problems and fell out. It was Ed Martensen that finally took second. · To add a touch of humor to the event the Odysseys were brought out for the first of the heat races. A total of 28 of these suspended and unsuspended puddle jumpers took the field. From the start the off road citizens were treated to a massive pile up created by John Gersjes getting his Honda up on its nose and this .started a chain reaction as 115 of the little chariots piled on top but it didn't take fong to get them all back on their wheels and racing again. James Cook took over the lead from Rennie Awana going into the second lap after Awana and Ronnie Pierce got tangled up, leaving Pierce on the side lines. Cook went on for the win in the suspended class with Rennie Awana second and Art Gersjes crossed over in third. Fourth went to Frank Chave·z and John Schultz finished fifth. Eight of the buggies running·· were the unsuspended type. Now these are the true . Roman chariots since they have no modern suspension. I twas Mitch Kurtela with the strongest kidneys enabling him to hold on the · gas and take first place. Second went to Tom Galbreath who was followed by Dennis Elliott and Frank Cook. The UltraStock heat race had Tommy Croft won the Class 10 Trophy Dash, was doing well in the main event when his engine went sour, but fate and the pile up in the peristyle gave him the surprise victory in his Chenowth. Nose diving past Craig Duffee here, M onte Crawford took second in the UltraStock heat race. and ended up the big winner in the main event. ·Page 28 September _1986 Dusty Times

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The Class 7 main event was a real destruction derby, but Sherman Balch kept his Nissan tidy and clean, got away from the jams and won the race and the valuable manufacturers' points. Wes Elrod moved his Donsco Hi Jumper into the 1-2-1600 lead early in both the heat race and the main event: he won them both and is currently the class points leader. to be restarted after Greg George and Vince Tjelmeland tangled for first place going up the hill and George ended up sideways. This stopped all thcc; traffic except for Tjelmeland who was enjoying a solo· run around the track. On the restart, Tjelmeland jumped out front with Greg George in second, Monte Crawford · third and then Jeff Elrod. Tjelmeland pulled away with a comfortable lead while Gi-eg George was busy defending his second spot from Crawford. Going into the final lap it was Crawford holding down the pedal longer over the final jump and he slipped inside of George for second. Jeff Elrod was in fou,rth with ,Craig Durfee 1 attempting to pass but he was having problems trying to keep Tim Maples behind him. When the checkered came out it was a jubilant Tjelmeland on the winners platform. Monte Crawford was second after he slipped past Greg George. Fourth place went to Jeff Elrod and Tim Maples was fifth. The 1-2-1600 open wheel class would be considered the single horse chariots in Caesar's time since they are limited in their horsepower. Fourteen cars lined up to battle and it was Jesse Rodriguez that jumped out the leader when the flag flew and Wes Elrod slipped into second. Then as they rounded the final turn of the first lap Rodriguez got a little sideways and Elrod took the lead. Neil Phillips was running up in_ third until falling out with mechanical problems. Elrod went on to take the win ahead of Rodriguez and Leif Christensen brought his Funco around third. Dave Locke finished fourth ahead of David Bucy. When the 3-wheel A TV's came out all 24 got off to a good start with Jimmy White out in front. On the second lap Marty Hart found his way around White for the lead and took off for the checkered. It was White managing second and third went to Donnie Luce. Rick Ruppert Vince Tjelmeland had his Pontiac in the lead on both starts, and he stayed out front all the way to win the UltraStock heat race handily. Young Jesse Rodriguez was the first lap leader in the 1-2-1600 heat, then fell to second where he finished, but later his car proved to be too light and he was out. · DustyTimes managed fourth and fifth went to Sean Finley. Next came the first motorcycle heat race. A special track was constructed for the bikes and this took up a little of the track making it tighter than usual for the cars. A World Champion-ship motorcross event was being held back east and many of the flamboyant two wheel super stars were not in attendance. Still the 250 pros put on a good show but the track lacked any super jumps typical of this type of racing. The first heat race belonged to Doug Dubach, he ran away from the start and ended up 30 seconds ahead of Brian Manley. Third place was Craig Canoy and then Drey Dircks who had been running in second ended up fourth ahead of Ian Fritz-Gibbon. Keeping things on two wheels, -the second heat of motorcycles came out and Ty Davis jumped out the leader. Davis had an easy time of it until he almost got off in the wash board . section. Otherwise, Davis was unchal-lenged for the win. Second went_ to Todd i;r \ ' \'_'; :;: 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 Ro ad, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional technical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. September 1986 Page 29 ;:::-1 ·

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Danny Thompson was most impressive in his new Class 7 Chevy, as he led the heat race wire to wire, then took third in the main, missing most of the body. Roger Mears, Nissan, leaps ahead of Ivan Stewart, Toyota, and Jeff Huber in truck action. Mears crashed later and Stewart was fourth in the main event, followed home by Huber's Ford. i.-Campbell with third Greg Clark or John Savinski as going to Terry Fowler ahead of his shadow. When all was said Willy S_imon~. . and done it was Gentry the The four wheel A TV's came winner and Bergman had to settle out and ran the same course as for runner up. Third went to the cars. Mike Bergman was the - Gary Denton and John Neary early leader but Rodney Gentry held onto fourth while fifth went got by Bergman on the beginntng to Greg Clark. of the fourth lap, The real battle Next on the agenda was the was for fourth place, John Neary first heat of the open wheel would go into every corner with chariots called the Super 1600s. Page 30 third place position inherited the win. Second place went to Ed Martensen and Mike Withers finished third. Jim Sandefer placed fourth · ahead of John Sprague. Steve Millen won his Class 7 heat race leading flag to flag and survived the , main event melee· to take second place and many points for Toyota. It was now time to ·bring out the heavy hitting Grand National trucks for their first heat. Once underway it· ~as pole sitter Danny Thompson out front but Glenn Harris came from the third row to slip into second ahead of Sherman Balch; but then Thompson got sideways· holding up the group and this· allowed Balch to regain second. Thompson got going the lead with Balch second and Harris third and Walker Evans heh ind him. It remained this way with everyone playing follow the leader. The Mazda of Glenn Harris developed handling problems and almost ended up in the grandstands at the wash ·board section, but he was able to hang on. Balch was within striking distance of Thompson but could not find a way around. Harris had a comfortable third until blue smoke came from his tail pipe and that-was when his teammate Rod Millen_ took over. Twelve of the machines lined up with Larry Noel taking off from the pole position and never looking back. Though it was an easy win for Noel a lot of action took place for second. David Bonner held second for a while until Tommy Croft and he collided sending Bonner into the wall. Croft was immediately hassled by Brad Castle and the two were battling feverishly and David Bonner had regained his composure and was right in the middle of the battle too. Castle got by Croft when Croft hung his right rear tire on the hydro barrier and this let Bonner by as well. Now it was Castle and Bonner in every corner. Bonner got by for the second spot and the crowd went mad. The exuberant crowd drove Castle on and he attempted passing in the wash board section but Bonner held on. The crowd was on their' feet demanding Castle take him. Then going into the final turn of the event Castle drove in a little harder and came but with second place. Although September 1986 Larry Noel had ran away for an . easy · win the crowd stood and cheered as Brad Castle, David Bonner and Tommy Croft came by in that order. Randy Rhinehart crossed over fifth . The crowd loved it when the .next group to take the field was the even qualifing Super 1600s. As they got off the start line there was plenty of pushing and shoving but all went well through tum one. Jimmy Nichols jumped out the leader with Gary Dillon on his tail. In the third spot was Jon Brockett and behind him was Max Razo with Mike Withers glued to his engine guard, Nichols was leading comfortably and the rest of the field -seemed to be playing follow the leader; all except Mike Withers and he was trying every tri~k in the book to get past Razo. This close quarters maneuvering got Razo sideways on the fourth lap and this held up the field letting first through third get a good distance away. Jimmy Nichols clipped the peristyle and broke the front steering and this gave the lead to Gary Dillon, but Dillon went by the wayside before completing another . lap. Jon Brockett who had been sitting in a comfortable At the end it was Thompson, ' with his Chevy smoking heavily, the winner. Sherman Balch, Nissan was second and Rod Millen finished third ahe~d of Glenn Harris in the other Mazda, Walker Evans was fifth in his Dodge. While Caesar had the crowd warmed up he brought out the other group of Grand National pickups. Once underway Steve Millen jumped out front with John Swift on his tail. Roger Mears and Jeff Huber were shoving on one another fighting for third and it wasn't decided until Roger Mears came out of the peristyle first. Steve Millen had pulled out a comfortable lead and all the flack was being Phoenix flyer Larry Noel led wire to wire in his Class 10 heat race. and ran second in the main until he was caught in the last lap pile up. Jon Brockett got through all the traffic hazards in the second Class 10 heat race to take the victory in his short course Raceco. Dustynmcs .

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This view of the start of an Ocyssey race is typical of the Coliseum action as the tiny racers tumbled over·in the tight-~urns and sharp· jumps in the. very tight running field. · One of the best dices going was in the first Cfass 10 heat race between Brad Castle, #9, David. Elonner, #53, and Tommy Croft, #4, and they finished in that order. was Ken Kazarian that took those honors and third went to· Jeff Elrod. ·Fourth was Craig Durfee. In the . 1-2-1600 action Leif Christensen jumped out front with w e·s Elrod on his:tail. David Bucy slipped.into the third ;pot ahead ofJesse Rodriguez. Things · remained pretty' much in that _order except . by the second lap the UltraStocks were beginning to lap sdme. of. the class creating added driving difficulties: Wes Elrod _took the first place spot duririg the second lap, and then on the third lap Jerry Whelchel slipped past Christensen for second. But when it was all over, · , Glenn.Harris started out strong in his Mazda, leaping down the peristyle to Win · Wes Elrod was the winner, Leif · the Trophy Dash, but he came to serious ·grief in the main event. · Christensen was second followed given to John Swift. Going into engine quit. This gave the lead to by Jesse Rodr.iguez, Carlos the third lap the Mears and Chavez who went on for the win Zuniga and Dana Van Noort. In Hub~r battle had caught up with. · and · second - went· to Ronnie post race inspection both Swift, going into the switchback Pierce finishing- just ahead· of Christensen and Rodriguez were Mears plowed into Swift -and Johnny Custom. .· disqualified; their cars were too Huber caught a piece of Mears; The UltraStocks and 1-2-· lig~t. _Officially, Zuniga · was this slowed these three down 1600 buggies ran together for the _ second, Van Noort was third letting Millen get even further . main event but were flagedoff in · foll~wed by Jeff, Watson and -away. Swift came down the -two different .waves. The thrill of David Locke. , peristyle, and when he threw his victory had everyone blinded Next out of the chute came the Ford Ranger to the tight, Mears and there was a lot of pushing 3-wheel ~ TV's.-When the green landed his Nissan in the bed of and shoving - going . on with fl~g ~.ew 1t was .~arty Hart that the Ranger. Swift went upon two fiberglass flying everywhere. Jeff said good bye . Hart ke~t ~m wheels and lost all fiberglass off Elrod and Greg George were on t~1.1 gas all the way to the tm1sh · the back of the truck but held on _the front row in UltraStocks, and lme ?nd second went to J 1mmy to second. Mears later tried to they went at it from the start. White who had taken the spot pass in · the switchbacks and Greg George and Elrod tangled ~ff_ the start line. ·Third_ place caught his rear tire on the hydro and George fell back with a flat. · fm1sher? Roger Burman had to barrier sending him up on his Monte Crawford caught up..with -work his wav. throug~ the pack. side, but he was able to continue Eltod and was attempting to take Fourt_h went to Ch._arhe S~epherd except Swift was long·gone. the lead until Craig Durfee made, and fifth was Chns White. · Steve Millen went on for an his presence-known. Then these When the motorcycle main easy win in the Toyota and the two went a:t tooth and naiL It was, event riders came otit it was Ty , remarkable John Swift held Crawford winning out when Davis and Doug Dubach battling together for second place. Roger Durfee oversteered arid went for the lead. Dubach got off in Mears was able to hold onto into the wall. Elrod fell back into the wash board section but was third even though he stuck his -the pack and the lead was taken • able to get back on. Things got door handle in the dirt once. Jeff over by Monte Crawford who easy for Davis after that until the Huber captured · a hard fought eventually won. When the battle last lap when I}rian Manley · fourth place finish in his Ford : for. second was finally settled it challenged forthe lead but got_off and Ivan Stewart was fifth in his Toyota . . Before the main · events· got underway a few of the spectators were picked to participate in a tire rolling contest with the winner receiving a , set of tires: This· gave everyone the chance to pause for the cause -before the main evepts. - · · · To get things. rolling again the Odyssey main event was the first to perform after t:he intermis-sion. Frank Chavez got off to a bad start and rolled over at the start but held on for the win. It didn't appear that Chavez would be th·e winner as Rennie Awana led i:he enti~e even~ until going up . Dave Bonner had his Hawk humming in the Class 10 heat race where he took a the hill on the last lap when his very tight third, but he faded ir:, the main event traffic. Dusty Times. · September 1986 his bike in the rough stuff. Davis went on _to win and Manley regained · his mount for second and Doug Dubach finished third ahead of Robert Kaughton. Fifth went. to Terry Fowler. -·· _ Rodney Gentry made a well-timed pass of early 4-wheel A TV leader Gary Denton at turn one of the sixth lap. Gentry went. on for the win with his nearest competitor being John Neary. . 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IJlr' Clark was fourth ahead of Jeff Watts. · At the start of the open wheel chariot race the tension was so thick it could have been cut with a k'nife. A total of 23 of the Super 1600 chariots lined up with everyone 'Yanting to please the crowd. When the green flag flew the pushing ;md shoving started , and this kept things so tight that the front runner I Ed Martensen, was pushed into the wall by the others causing a·teq-ific pile up so· the red flag come·out. . . On the restart it was Brad Castle taking commahd of ·the event. It was Larry Noel that fell into the second spot and Mike Withers wa~ third over Jon Brockett. Things seemed to be running fairly. smoothly until Jerry Stansbury came off the jump and ended up upside c;lown in the bleachers. Soon after this the bottom fell o ut of the seemingly smooth race. One of the slower · cars entered the peristyle and clipped one of the· hydro barriers· and this causecl. Brad Castle, who had led the entire race, to get tangled up inside the peristyle. For those that have not ever seen the LA Coliseum event let me explain that this is a blind jump going up the hill. With· two cars sitting inside the peristyle the third couldn't see anything and it was the seco.nd place car of Larry .:Despite getting the Ford's.door punched out in the heat race. Joh(I Sw'ift kept it togeth·er for second place in a sparkling performance. Uphill action in -Class 10 shows· Mike. Withers, #55, nosing ahead of Ed Martensen. and Ed went on to take a clean second in his heat race. Noel. Before the flagman could for the main · event everyone ahead of Ivan Stewart. get out on the track the third knew this was Caesar's finest. Danriy Thompson just pushed place and fourth place cars ended . The crowds. were still on· their his way into second and this put up on the dog pile as well. feet roaring and 1 truly feel this Huber on the offense. WhHe The first car to exit · the put the drivers in a trance, these two were punching it out peristyle ( it has three tunnels and hecause once the green flag flew the others were running over one only one was clogged} was there was total craziness. John another as well. The more the Tommy Croft· who had been · Swift used his front row position crowd yelled the more the running in fifth place. Croft went to out power the Nissan of drivers began driving over their· on to win and Mike Withers Sherman Balch for the first heads and doing things like inherited the second spot ahead corner honors, but Balch caught bouncing off the track and of Jim Sanderfer. Marty Coyne · the carrier panel of the Ranger jumping on top of one another. placed fourth and Jimmy Nichols · and pushed Swift around in the · Roger Mears got squirrely took home fifth place money. first corner. This gave Balch the coming off the peristyle jump The crowd was going crazy and lead and held the others up and landed in the hay bales but there was another main event to momentarily, as they each kept going scattering hay be run and Caesar hadn't had to bounced off of Swift to. give everywl'tere. . · bring out the Lions and Balch . a good lead. Jeff Huber Danny Thompson came up on Christians yet. 'managed second and Danny Tom Haliburda . as he was · When the pickups came out Thompson slipped into third . entering turn one. Thompson Scrari1bler Long Back ~hassis 92• Wheelbase· Removable Rear Cage· Included ALL TUBING IS .095 WALL THICKNESS (HRP&O) Dealer ·inquiries Invited {314) 947-1723 · Scrambler ECONO' KITS $125~.oo BURKS Off-Road Racing · Ask for Derrt:J/ 341 NorthDrive {314) 94· 7· 1723 St. Cha0rles, Missouri 63301 _ · · . . •·_. . . Page 31 ·September 1986. Drivir:ig a desert car length Eagle. Dana Van Noort came from the north to race, and he ended up a keen. t0ird in_the .1-2-1600 main event. Rally driver. Rod Millen got his Mazda into thiid spot in his heat race. but the truck sagged out on ;a flat tire-in the main event. r pushed into Haliburda and shoved him into the wall. this . caused eight other trucks ·to:get jammed up in turn one. At this point· the fans were demanding action and here came Glenn Harris to provide it. I-;Iarris read the traffic jam perfectly and went to the outside and was passing the entire crowd and the fans were loving it. -But_ was it the excitement of the lead or it could have been the roar· of the crowd but Harris came arourid the pile up only to find Ha)iburda in his way; instead of slowing down and pushing him aside, · Harris rammed him with the power on·. This turned Haliburda· on his side with Harris' front wheel off · the ground. This gave Thompson the . time needed to back up and · get around the melee. During -rhis, Roger Mears was anticipat-ing a red flag and cut the course to get back to the start .line. But no red flag came out and Mears was placed back one iap. Harris was fined and pu·t on a probationary period for his · actions. Hold on, this race is not over yet. Sherman Balch is still out front running all alone- but second was yet to be decided; and Thompson and Huber 'ijere still battling it out for that position. jeff Huber at:one point came off a, Jump and landed on the r-ear•·of Thompson. But Thompson shook him off and kept going. Roger Mears decided to go for it and went over the wash board sections at full tilt. · His Nissan freaked but and went up· on its nose and this knocked Mears out putting him on the side lines. Thompson slowed down for the wreckhed vehides and · Steve Millen slipp~d by. him _on the inside. · . . At the end it was Sherman Balch, crowned the top gladiator in his Nissan, and second place was stolen by .Steve Millen on the last lap. Danny Thompson crossed the line in third with only half a truck. Ivan Stewart was fourth and fifth went to Jeff Huber. Conclusion Hail Caesar! For there was plenty Qf action for everyone . The gladiators fought valiantly so the citizens didn't have to demand anyone's life and you have saved the Christians for next year. Many of the top gladiators fell by the wayside and ·new names worked themselves into the minds of the citizens. · Does this mean we are civilized now? ' Before the fiberglass flew Jeff Elrod ha(j his \.iW Golf in the UltraSteck main event lead, but he later fell back in· the pack to finish f,purth. I . Dustv.nmes

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F.O.R.D.A. Frolics at the Tampa Fairgrounds Text & Photos: John Sprovkin The heavy action is always in D Class. Here Gene Windham leads Allen Brumly and John Cory over the lumps and bumps in the infield section at the Tampa Fairgmunds. It was a hot, sunny morning at Tampa on June 1, 1986 as final preparations were being made at the fairgrounds for today's buggy races. The track was well watered down to assure a minimum amount of dust during the races. Because of the small turn-out of buggies, 18 total; seven within D-Class, eight in 1600 and three from Class 1, there would be two 8 lap heat races for D-Class, two 10 lap races for 1600 and Class 1 combined, with a thirty minute feature race of all classes running together. • With everything on ready, seven 0-Class buggies started their parade lap. As they came around for the start, the green flag made its first move of the day in a forward motion. 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Gene Windham, on their tail, maneuvered himself around Allen Brurnly as they came through a low section of the track into an S-curve. With the first lap under their belt, Marty Pounds was in the lead followed by Bobby Alexander then Gene Windham. During the second lap, Gene and Bobby were side by side as they came over a jump. Marty was extending his lead with each turn of th·e wheel. Tom Gundeck was on the move as he went by John Cory, from Orlando. Gene Windham, with his hands on the wheel and foot on the accelerator during the third lap, . made his move to overtake Bobby Alexander and continue forward to close the gap between he and Marty Pounds. During the fourth lap. Tom Gundeck had a smile on his face as he went by Bobby Alexander putting him in the . third place spot. Bobby seemed to be losing ground in the fifth lap when John Cory went around him and made his way towards Tom. Now the battle began for the top four. Marty and Gene were side by side, bumper to bumper and any other close competitive way you could think of.Tom and John were battling it out right down to the wire as John went by Tom at the finish line. When it was over, Marty Pounds was first to cross the line followed by Gene Windham then John Cory. Class 1 and 1-2-1600 were now ready · to do their thing . With all buggies rolling into the September 1986 Class 1 winner Larry Elliott, #131, flies past the 1-2-1600 car of Bob Bohres, as the two classes were combined on the race schedule. · start, the green flag went down along with ten accelerators. A high pitch roar filled the air as this tight pack moved down the track bumper to bumper, side by side, battling it out for the first place position. Bruce Mitchum, Larry Elliott and Carl Johnson were in chain formation for Class 1 as they led the way followed by J.R. Taylor and Terry Clark, side by side in Class 1-2-1600. J.R. pulled ahead for the first lap lead in this class only to turn it over to Terry during the second lap. In the third lap Class l's Carl Johnson hit a tire while passing Larry Elliott as they went over a jump. Carl lost a wheel and had to drop out of the heat. The class leader was still Bruce Mitchum with total concentration on remaining there. Larry Elliott, holding down second in this class, stayed right on Bruce's bumper but just couldn't get around him. Back to Class 1-2-1600, Mark Bickers and Joe Cunningham were corning up fast. Duririg the fourth lap, J .R. exchanged positions once again with Terry Clark, putting him back into the lead for his class. In the fifth, J.R., Terry and Mark tangled up in the far turn. Mark was the first to gain control along with the lead. Joe Cunningham moved into the second place position with Terry now in third. J.R. dropped to the back of the pack. While all of this was going on, Bob Bohres made a steady climb to the first place spot during the seventh lap. Mark started having ~ome problems during this lap and dropped down to fourth place. During the next lap, Mark dropped out, he lost a fan belt and later found out his generator shaft was broken. Back to Class . 1, Bruce Mitchum was still holding the lead with Larry Elliott right at his back door all the way to the finish. During the ninth lap for Class 1-2-1600, Terry Clark got it all back together as he moved around Joe Cunningham and then in the last lap both he and Joe i:n.aneuvered their way by Bob to take first and second in that order for this class with · Bob corning in third. With the second heat for D-Class on ready, the appropriate starting signal was given. Twenty eight wheels turning as seven cars . were on their way. Allen Brumly took a quick lead as they came into the first turn with Bobby Alexander . and _ Marty Pounds Terry Clark had a fine day at the races taking one of the 1600 heat race wins, a second in the other heat, and he won the main event. Gary Groce, #85, gets the double pass putonhim as John Cory, #J9 drives past ,n D Class, and Class 1 winner Larry Elliott flies past them both on the outside. · Dusty Times

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·Marty Pounds, #57, won both D Class heats, as he passes Gene Windham, but troubles dropped Pounds to third. in the long main event. side by side at his bumper. As they made their way around the S-curve, Bobby was able to get the edge on Marty and continue 'forward maneuvering his way around Allen for the lead. During the second lap, Marty put it in gear enabling him to give Allen a smile and Bobby a wink while overtaking them. During the third lap Allen dropped out leaving the third position for John Cory. John continued forging ahead along the track's sandy path doing what was necessary in competitive racing to catch up with and overtake Bobby. Now with Marty in first position, John in second and Bobby in third, Tom Gundeck dedded to get into the action. Tom closed up the gap and sailed in front of Bobby just off a jump. When it was all over, Marty held the first place honors, followed by John CoFy and Tom Gundeck. Class 1 and 1-2-1600 rolled . down the track approaching the starting signal for their second heat. Two Class 1 buggies and seven Class 1-2-1600s were ·on the move. Bruce Mitchum was leading the way with Larry Elliott right on his bumper, both from Class 1. Around the first turn and through the gullr and into the S-curve they i-1/ent, Joe Cunningham was in front of the pack in Class 1-2-160b. Itwasall going smooth as the pack made their way around lthe track overcoming all obstaciltes in their path. _ During the second ap, Randy Cunningham dropp~d . to the back of the pack · moving J .B,. Taylor up to second ~pot withi_n Class 1-2-1600 with Uoe in the lead. While the third llap was in motion, Larry gave thumbs up to Bruce ~itchum as he flew by him comi' g across a jump in Class 1. Duri: g the same lap, Terry Clark did i the same way overtaking J.R!. Taylor. With everything now bn the roll, Randy Cunningham teceived a right rear flat causing him to lose a lap. Chad Peters(!>n had a steering failure causing him to end-over off the last I jump just before the first turn. Bruce Mitchum dev~loped mechanical problems during the eighth lap and had to give it up for this heat. When it was all over, Larry Elliott was the winner for Class 1. Joe Cunningham crossed the finish line first in Class 1-2-1600 with Terry Clark right on his Mdstdfthe Class 1 action was between Bruce Mitchum, #176, and Larry Elliott. Mitchum won the first heat, Elliott took the other two titles. · The 1-2-1600s are often older cars in Florida, and the competition is very close, as Randy Cunningham and J.R. Taylor demonstrate here. DustyTimes The 1600s stayed close in the heats, as Randy Cunningham, #609, stays just ahead of Joe Cunningham who had a pair of seconds and a win for the day. The spectacular of the day was done by Randy .Cunningham .who did a triple endo in his 1600, stopping the main event, but he was not hurt. and Terry Clark, Class (2-1600. Marty Pounds, Allen Brumly and John Cory, D-Class., About 11midway through the race; Marty Gundeck, #15, ran strong in O Class, but dropped off the pace in the main . started having problems. His event, while Bobby Alexander, #83, finished fourth i_n the main event. · , buggy dirln't sound good,. He started losing ground and gave up ham now picked up the lead with his lead' t@, Jdhn O:)r.y:r In the Terry Clark hot on his trail. ~hirty0fou~th lap, Joe Cunning-Larry Elliott was still holding ham also · gave up his lead to down the lead for Class 1 and Terry Clark. As it was all winding Marty Pounds for Class 1-2- down, John Cory received a flat 1600. tire but it didn't stop him. He bumper followed byJ.R. Taylor. ' Now it's time for the BIG one, a thirty minute feature with all the buggies doing it together. Everyone now on the move, the green flag signaled the start. Spectators were yelling, engines roaring and the trail of wheels marked their way along the track. Around the curve, through the gully and into the S-curve they went with Class l leading the way. Over the jumps, following another S-curve, side by side and bumper to bumper Class 1-2-1600 was on the .move followed closely by D-Class. , . Larry ' Elliott was first to complete a lap with Bruce Mitchum on his bumper, both from Class 1. In Class 1-2-1600, . J.R. Taylor was leading the way. All of a sudden there was metal flying everywhere. Randy· Cunningham went end-over three times in front of the grandstands, finally landing on his nose, collapsing his front end and discarding parts of his buggy in different directions. The race was stopped until everything was cleaned up and the buggy towed off the track. Randy was shook up but seemed to be O.K. . At 3: 10 p.m. the race was on the way again with Larry Elliott quickly picking up the lead for Class 1, J.R. Taylor in Class 1-2-1600 and Allen Brumly for D-Class. Everyone was in tight groups maintaining their same position for tqe first few laps. During the fourth · lap, Marty . Pounds, D-Class, overtook John Cory then made his way around · Allen Brumly to. capture the leacl for this class. In the meantime, J.R. Taylor, Joe Cunningham and Terry Clark were playing mouse and cat and dog in that order, for Class 1-2-1600, until the sixth lap when J.R. Taylor did a roll when he hit a tire. putting him out for th~ duration. Joe Cunning-September 1986 During the fifteenth lap, Bruce continued on to the finish to get Mitchum, Class 1, hung up on a · first place for his class. Terry and tire marker eliminating him from . Joe continued on with their the rest of the feature and leaving battle to the bitter end, Terry Larry. Elliott the sole runner in made it across the line first. For his class. But it was a constant Class 1 Larry Elliott, the lone battle between Joe _Cunningham . ranger was number 1. TH,E WRIGHT PLACE~-co1t. SPRING YOUR FR8NT END! 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~~\' ~:11 I II' ARKANSAS TRAVEU;R PRO RALLY , •' I Mcltdawn In tittle Rock ' ' 11,1 I By Thomas D. Grimshaw Phows: T rackside .Photo' E;nterprises ' . Jo'hr,, Bu,ffum. Tom GMmsha1~ a,md the Audi'Quattro made it tour for to"'r in; th~ heat in Arkarsas. winn/ng overall onc.e again, this time with a margin of over ·two "!inutes, big by rally standards. D'riving his back up ,Qodge, an 0mni GLH, DOUIJ Shepherd and Ginny Reese had their woes, but patched it up to take ano(/:ler G TP victory" and a remarkable fourth overall. · It seems 'like the more you wini, in each of the three opening the more you expect to lose: I rounds. I'd been fortunate· remember the sage words of my enough to have an inside seat Jr. High School football coach as each time. But after three wins in . he stood in the' locker room 'I' three starts1 it seemed it m1ght1 be ; following our seventh straight time for some bad juju. loss with no wins. "Well, boys, Down around Joplin, Missol!l.ri y;ou can't win 'em all." , I begam,,~o, get m,ad ,at.myself. I "You can't win 'em all'' is ~he hadn't even arrived a~ the start of emotional crutch of the loser cir the rally and I was · already By the time I arrived in Little Rock I had adjusted my attitude. · I didn't know what you were doing the ~eekend of]uly 25-27, but the rest of the nation was experiencing the China Syn-drome phenomenon - you know, the nuclear theory where the country gets so hot it melts through the Earth and lands in the harbor between Hong Kong and Kowloon where . some Oriental entrepreneurs immedi-ately declare it a branch of the Noble House financial empire and Lee Iacocca is named King of the silk suit industry. How hot was it?. 100 degrees on Thursday, 102 on Friday, and 104 on. Saturday (higher, if you believed your own internal thermometer). Inside the Quattro, it was about 150. My glasses melted and ran down my nose. John Buffum's hair began to irow again. The engine overheated before we started the car. Kiwis burst into flame, but there are so many of them no one took notice. lt was HOT! The folks in Arkansas have been putting on very good Divisional events for several years. This was to be their first try at a full blown National in the center ring. It was also the first national championship rally we've ever run in Arkansas - at leas~ in my memory, which dates back i:o the year Napoleon founded FlSA in a suburb of · Waterloo and was surprised when their first act was to banish him, and all cars that had not yet been invented. The 1986 trend of la;ge starting fields continued despite the fact this was the first year for the ,Arkansas Traveler. Fifty-four teams entered the National event. Another twenty entered die Coefficient 3 Divisional tacked onto the rear of the field. Seventy-four not too shabby for a first ttme effort. Twenty-seven of tqe National teams and almost all the Divisional teams saw the finish line Sunday morning. O n Friday, JB and I, together with Jon Woodner and crew, traveled into the Quichita (pronounced Wa-shi-taw _.i as you would expect from a state that calls itself Ar-Ken-Saw and spells · its name Ar-Kansas) Mountains close to Hot Springs to do some tire testing on the type of roads we were to run the following day. lt was hot. We stayed most of the day and drQpped about five pounds each. Back in Little Rock that evening· we bought four more coolers and gallons of bottled water. In all the years we've competed ' in professional rallies none of us could remember any tlhan, matched Arkansas for the kirii.d of heat we were experiencing. It made you dizzy. Blurred your eyesight. Made you sweat in rivers - and when you stopped sweating, the medics carried you away. Indeed, the temperatures became such a problem, Dave Thompson, SCCA National PRO Rally Manager, set aside the . requirement for driving suits and allowed us to wear Levis and tee-shirts. The Arkansas Traveler opened Saturday morning with a one mile spectator stage in a large field close to the downtown area. The locals didn't seem to mind the heat and dust as several hundred stood on the hillsides to watch us muddle our way around the opening stage. '11,111 It was a rough bit of road and the . Audi takes well to rough sections. We started first om. ~~e,, ,, road. By the time my he~d stopped bouncing and I pried my helmet off my nose I figured we·'d,' won the stage. Rod Millen and Harry Ward had other thoJghts in their 4WD Mazda RX -7 and beat us by several seconds. It seemed the heat wasn't all we were going to have to battle in Arkansas. We led the pack out of Little Rock and into the twisty, rocky, truly nasty roads of the QuiJhi,ta National Forest. We won the first forest stage by a few seconds, Mill en won the nexn,· we won the next ·and on and on -until finally it happene~, just as ,it , the soon to be loser:, andlitbatMl,,'I ~o@kimg11 for an excuse td, lose. the kind of thoughts I had'du!iing Finally, it occurred to me thar the Little Rock for the I've never read a rule that says A.,i:ikansas1 Traveler, r01.!J,nd 11 you can't win 'em all. Just who i,n of the 1986 SCCA PRO Rally the hell says we can't? Besides, National Championships. _Johri. didn't I remember that we won ~uffum•· had driven his a~es0mi:: , our fina.l, game back in. that Jr. .A'.udi Sport £irst place High School season? Clive Smith and Jean Lindamood got the Toyota Corolla around in quick time. placing fifth overall and winning Group A by over tour mm.utes . · September 1986 l, I ,:

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' I ._I,• > '1' , t:iven worse. The trees kept 111111 · 1~bppi~g\up in front b(u~ ~nd rhe ' Quattro kept , knocking them down and climbing over them. But I. kneiv, somewhere in that bu.shland was one very large tree . wit,h my name carved on it . Finally we bttsted free -and found . ourselves back on the road. Later, Rod Millen, having seen our entry and exit points in the woods, ·told us we were the luckiest , men · alive. But the Quatt;~,,\\;'~S iq bits and pieces. Rod Millen and Harry Ward gave it a good try in the Ozark Woods. but the 4x4 ·. Jon Wo.odne.r and To.ny Sircorribe are still learning about the 4x4 Peugeot 205 Mazda RX 7 scored another in a string of ser;:ond overall spots. T16. finishing third overall and in the Open Class category. At die stlclr,t of Stage Three we had fourt.minutes to things right. We had to , tear off the remaining . pieces of our front spoiler that had acted like a giant buzi:saw on the trees, until it shattered. We had bits ofmirrors · ht!ing pounded into my I . to tear away, · a ctacked knew it had happened again. JB windshield to .worry about, and has gone to work. sundry other parts that required At the finish line, as -I was removal for piece of mind. , waiting for my timing sticker, ,, J:,~n quietly':. sai,q o;ver the . During t_hose few minutes of ' ' · " 'T1L I f 'h 1iri,tense scurrying about the. car, 1 .,.intercom·; '" ,11nere, · eCs see i e , .'beat~ us by 'four' seconds on. that in the 104 degree heat and 100% one." . . · . ·· hum'idity, both JB. and I nearly ·we won that stage by more · ended our rally. The attending than a full m_inute and the rally •tnedic1 took one look at us and was essentially over. Our final began shoving ice in Ol!lr.mouths margin' ~as two : minutes nine and slapping cold t.owel·~ ato4n'tl seconds, but the. Arkansas our necks as we worked. We Traveler was won on that single drank all the water we carried on stage when John Buffum showed board and all he could give us and me the magic, once again. Don't started Stage Three. 'ask me to explain it. I can't. He Behind U!\,. Larry Schmidt of , 'just seems able to perform a tick Denver, Colorado, fini'shed above the level of hi.s Si:ageTwo,gotoutofthecar'and competitiqn, whe'never he called it quits. Later he told me chooses to do so. . . he was getting so groggy he could r The real story in Arkansas was hardly, force himsdf to move his the heat. During the p,re~start \, feet, or , his han'cls. He1 did .the , driver's-me,eting, the supervisor , smart thing ~ stopped before it of the _medical crews spoke at was too late. Several other teams length concerning the threat of stopped in mid rally and gave in Fresh from his Pikes 'Peak. victory, John Crawford won.again in Production Class. with Joe Andreini navigating the heat stroke: He gave us som~ to the heat. . Dodge Omni GLH to tenth overate · h excellent tips and explained the At t e following service halt, has so many tirnes before to mention' it to him in the heat of waiting for_ something to. decide ~aming signs of pending trouble. Buffum felt dizzy and spent ,the Buffum ano I, · , . the battle. On'ly a fool ~ould : -the whole affair, Buffum put in a Several drivers·took the warnings entire time lying on the front ' l'sye mentioned , this 'strange urg~ JB,to drive faster. ·I don't do . particularly good drive · on a· . too lightly but I remembered porch of an abandoned shack. I fact before, but it bears that. I just ·sit back and wait. stage. From my , innocent back in the days I played softball - wandered around not sure what I · repeating. John Buffum always After several stages, with bystander's seat it seemed he tournaments i·n West Texas and was supposed to be doing. The seems to bring a little extra to Buffum and Millen trading. leads, · drove the stage as well as anyone · watched ba,11 players taken away . service crew, including twp Audi every rally. I've learned not to with Harry Ward andJ patiently could -but Millen,'beat us· by ,in' _ambulances,, ,sµffering from wo,rks mechanics from Germany, four .seconds! When- I tbld JB the ' he~t stroke., I) /stehed carefull'y'. tci cai;'iied, Olil without us: I .. score he looked ·surprised and every word. '· ' : Firially, just before du~k, a just walked away from me, anc:l I Buffum and· 1 saw that man fu.agnificerit rain · storm hit. The· thought "Oh, oh, look out, Tom. ~ain, between Stage Two and wind bowed the trees over, lar~e It's .. kiss your buns goodbye Three. . ice balls fell on our heads, time." On Stage Two, ~bout 3:00 lightnjng popped and spit, , The • nex,t stage was a p.m. Saturday afternoon, we playing arowndthe tree tops, raih combination of the fastest and ' charged over a blind crest and fell in sheets - and evt!ryone. roughest roads in the entire straight into the woods, at full ·stood out in it and smiled. It was· ' course. We spent half our time· · throttle'. The ·road turned so perfect tornado conditions but flying and the other half playing suddenly JB barely touched the. no one gave a damn. It was wet , leap frog ·oyer the shqrt brows, brake befort ,we were bashing and it was cool. with the Quattro pointing every,· ·9V,~ ~ayl .~lh,roµgh deep bmsh aqd · Tht Arkansas Tra~eler took_ a I which way put' straight. ' Eve~ smaH trees."' The sound was. heavy toll on the National teams while my entire body was slowly horrible .. The .'view outside was who were'_... ~ ·~~ C,.had DiMarco and Rich Stuezel got the S_uba~u Turbo.around the hot stages Y, .-qu1,~k enough to s_core a f,ne sec_ond in Group A ~nd overall. · I THE GREAT ·CANDY CANE ~ ,, ., .• . . . . Despite losing a couple of minutes to a broken shock, Steve Nbwic!Hand David Stone finished the Niss,an 200SX third in Group A by just seven seconds. Dustynma ~ ' -~ ~ 1 ~ I ·ft ,1,,-~ !:111 ,.~ ·~ . F' , . ~ ~ ~ ,. .. ~ ~ RETUR~S ·AGA-IN SEEIT · AT .THE FRO.NTIER. 5.00 September 1986 Page 37 J l, I • I

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'• ,... DIP" · running in unfamiliar territory. The GTP Class Dodge T utbo Shelby of Doug Shepherd and Virginia Reese lost most, of its rear end and they used long delays at service breaks to replace it and take yet another class win. Quy Light ripped the rear axle off his Production Class VW GTI. Californian, Dave i,:'oston, rolled his P Class Mazda RX-7, lost the rear window, recovered his footing and went on to finish 12th Overall and second in class - a great "push on regardless" finish. · · . . ·" _Canadian nationa! champion, Walter Boyce, is one of the t,,\:l> · steadiest drivers on the circuit . .I cannot recall the last time he bent a car. His team manager, Salt_y Saltalano, tells him to drive their . Group A VW GTI . to . its max·imum potential at all times. Salty says if you're not pusping , Getting t,he hang of frqrit, Scott. Child and Bill Gutzman put thei.r,, Dean· Blagowsky and Shem Morgan plow a little dirt with the Dodge Omni Dodge Omni GLH home second lr:1 GTP and a good ninth overall. · ' GLH'en route to a good finish, third in GT Production Class. ' ·•' ' the car you're not looking for the win, and if you're not looking for the win you're not driving for him much longer. Walter pushed and lost, rolling the GTI into a small ball. . . ,. Raul -Choiniere, ' ]B's steps0n, also pushes hard. He's one of the very fastest and most talented of the new breed of rally drivers iri. the U:S. But even the best, and those destined to become the best, have their bad ·days. Paul and co-driver, Scotty Wein-h d d b Dave Poston and Steve Laverly rolled the Mazda RX 7, but they carried on eimer, entere a left han end minus a rear window to take second in Production. 12th overall. a bit too ambitiously and rolled · . their P Class Audi 4000 Quattro· · severely injured and the stage was · championship race. several times, landing in a pile of stopped while an ambulance and Jon Woodner and Tony large rocks' with DNF carved into , medkal helicopter, moved in. ,, Sircombe continue tb seek their them. Before order was restored, two first overall win in their powerful ' The only good words we had more cars stuffed into the same . Peugeot Tl 6. Jon improves each for Paul was. t.o tell him we'd also · ,spot, in!=luding one driven by time out but still has not had a bad moment on that same Dodge Motorsports, _,boss, Dick mastered the left foot braking turn and had noted it for caution · Maxwell. technique required in a 4WD on the second run through the Sunday · afternoon, in a, local · rally car. The team finished third same stage. resta4rant I spoke to Ken · overall, five minutes behind Remember when BFGoodrkh Houseal and learned that his wife· · Millen. was , the · tire of champions? was still in the hospit_al with In Group A, Kiwi, Clive Smith Remember their man bn the multiple cuts and bruises but was took top honors, . and fifth scene, Ed Jacobs? Well, Mr. Ed expected to be released that overall, in a Toyota Corolla GTS purcha,sed one of the P Class eveni~g. Fo~~unately . _they both with Jean Lindamood on board. Datsun 200SX ,wo~ks cars, tlilat, · escaped with nothing more Chad'DiMarco and RichStuetzel , used to be offered to media serious than cuts from flying of Upland, CA came all the way types. Jim Roller of WTBS and · glass. from 21st starting position to put ESPN · ( and · who knows what John Crawford has had a tough their Subaru 4 WO Turbo Sedan else) joined him in the sweat seat yeariso far but now he seems to in sixth overall, second Group A. and said he enjoyed every mi,nute · be on a, roll. A few weeks earlier, · It was a very good · finish for a - right up, to the moment the · the . favored Doug Shepherd · team that deseFves better than engin~ blew. · rolled and allowed Crawford to they'.ve had this year. Perhaps the most worrisome . grab a class win (and new record) . I noticed a strange fact when accident of the afternoon came at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Irr r_eviewing .the fin;:il standings -afrer the finish line of an early Arkansas, · Crawford put in an five of the top ten overall stage. The road took a very nasty excellent drive, very steady and placings were taken by drivers • dip · to the right between the controlled, as it should be on a from · California, and we don't flying finish board and the ew course, and he and. co~ even have a national event in control car location .. The driver, Joe Andreini, took their · California. Wonder what that husband/ wife team of Ken and · '.first Production Class win of· means? Diane Houseal, from Lansdale. l 986 in a factory sponsored Oh yes, a word abm1t my PA, crashed their Dodge Shelby Dodge O MNI GLJ-l. The win · favorite Ninjas, the Watanabe Turbo Charger in a big' way. !so moved the team into first Brothers. During a long delay at a Early word was that Diane was 'place in the P Class national stage start line several drivers · Despite having " uar ror a passenger for a time, Zach Thompson and Kurt Kerttu finished fourth in Production Class and 14th overall. Page 38. d~manded l personally inspect the Mysterious Ones' Group A Toyota Corolla GTS. It seems · the Watanabes had actually . . dented their oar and traces .~)f dusr: •, seemed to be · clinging to the vehicle. It was true. The rear bumper was · dented but it corrected itself even as I gazed in wonder - ·and the offending dust fell away as I stood before the car. I find this ·very strange -but understandable. By the way, The Watanabes are leading the Group A Championship! The aptly named Hazzie Quick of New Mexico took the Divisional Rally in a 1978 Datsun 280ZX. How could he September 1986 Ed Jacobs, Of BFGoodrich, and Jim Roller, of ESPN, were doing well in the Production Nissan 200 SX until the engine succumbed to the heat. lose with a name like that? The Battle Creek, Michigan event scheduled for August has been cancelled, a long recess until we return to Ohio in mid September. Meanwhile, Buffum and I are already making plans for our· favorite· event -The Akan 5,000-which begins in Bellevue, Washington • September 20 and runs to Anchorage, Alaska and back in ten days. This year we're all going to lnuvik, Northwest Territories, on the Artie Ocean. Now that's an adventure to look forward to. Off Racing Champion, Rod Hall, has already. entered The Akan. I think he intends to challenge the rallyists on their · home ground - the strip joints of Anchorage. It's tough out there in the world of automotive competition. I'm already in training. I sit Ol)e · hour each night, huddled on the middle shelf of our refrigerator and I can finally tell you· for certain - the light does go out when the door closes. ·· Organizer, Jerry Hines, tells me there are still· a few openings in the starting lists, so if you're tired of wimpy television shows and 55 MPH._to the office .and back, call him at (206) 823~ 6343, or write him at 15 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033, and come join us. in a true test of inan (and woman) in the bars of the Yukon. If you can't make it at least buy a copy. of the VCR · tape :--· " Mukluk Does Dallas". ,,STRONGER AXLES AND OUTPUT BELLS r ' Up·grade the C?s_ and torsion axles on your pre-runne'r. IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C.V. ioints. - · . _Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to a·ccept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. Joints. 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-Racing in the Streets at the Delilmar 400 Photos: Brian Janis Larry Gilmore had quite a dice in Cl?SS 1 O in the early laps with Ron Ellenburg, but Larry Jed all but one of the five rugged laps to win Class_ 10 and take the overall honors. · Silver Dust Racing Associa-tion, out of Las Vegas, take their two mid-year races into Lincoln County, Nevada. The area is well known to western sportsman as one of the true great hunting and fishing frontiers left to enjoy. Flocks of outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen come from several neighboring states each year to enjoy the many square miles of remote mountainous regions, and to relax and feel free from the -· stress of city life. Besides, the-charm of Frontier -style towns, like Caliente and Pioche, brings out a sense of returning to the early pioneer days of the old west. · Conducting the summer events in this area, the Silver Dust Racing Association provides the off roaders with the opportunity to enjoy this atmosphere and to take advantage of the cool mountain air, as opposed to the desert below with three figure temperatures in the daytime and not much less at night. June was the perfect time and Caliente was the perfect location for the _Delamar 400. Race headquarters was at the Shamrock Club, a landmark in Lincoln County, and the race started on the main street of town, just in front of the Shamrock Club. _ The early morning tempera-ture on race day was 60 degrees, the streets were filled . with spectators as the Delamar 400 began at 9:00 a.m. The first car away was the Class 1-2-1600 of Ken Fry, and he was cheered by the crowd as he crossed the railroad tracks and went down the main· street ·of Caliente for a mile before turning left into Antelope Canyon and onto the dirt. Ahead lay five laps of a great off road course. Fry led the 1-2-1600 class all five laps for the class win and second overall. Taking second in the class was Fry's teammate Sam Vaughan, who went out on the third lap. · Dave Hermanson was third, with big trouble on the first round. Starting second off the line and first in Class 10 was Larry Gilmore, who also led the first lap and turned a 1: 10 .14. Close behind him was Ron Ellenburg in his new Raceco, just a minute back after one round. Ellenburg turned up the wick on the second lap, snagging fast lap of the race at 1:09.34, to take over the lead in Splashing through a cool mountain stream, Ken Fry led from flag to flag ·in Class 1-2-1600, and he also placed _a keen second overall. John Van Hoove used Toyota power to carry him through the tough course, and he drove to victory in the Class 1 competition. · Class 10 and overall by just over white checkered car, and Van a minute. Ellenburg .suffered Hoove carried on to win the some new car troubles, mostly class. Bishop, who hails -from minor but time costly, and Tonopah, Nevada, was second in dropped time during the next Class 1. The only Challenger car two laps, but held on in second was driven by Louis Barlow. spot. Barlow was . on a shakedown Meanwhile Gilmore had no cruise, covered one lap in almost visible trouble, and zipped two hours, and retired the class through the five laps to win the winner. race overall and in Class· 10. Ellenburg, who retired· on the fifth lap, was secpnd in class, and Don Slagle was third. In Class 1, John Van Hoove streaked away from Joe Bishop early in the race in his red and . The last car finished the race around 3:30 p.m., leaving ample time for all participants to get to the party. It was the traditional Silver Dust bar-b-que dinner and dance at the Caliente V.F.W. Hall. -Leading the Nevada Trip le Crown off road championship points as of June 14, 1986 was Ken Fry, with 190. Larry Gilmore is close with 185 points, followed by John Van Hoove, at 157, and Dave Hermanson, at 133. Ron Ellenburg and Sam Vaughan are tied for fifth place with 67 points each and Brent Bell and Don Slagle are also tied at 66 points. The Silver Dust Nevada 400 happened in August, just down the pike from Caliente in Pioche, again racing through the heart of town. A full report will be Louis Barlow swings through a keen sand wash in his Challenger Class car, and Louis, the only entry in the class, retired the winner. Sam Vaughan started out strong in Class 1-2-1600, but troubles struck on the coming soon. third of five laps, but Vaughan still took second in class. Whee/standing through the · water crossing, Don Slagle ran two very consistent laps, within three seconds, and came in third in Class 10. DustyTimes ., .. , ..... The Shamrock Club in Caliente is a real old west style watering hole, and it served as race headquarters for the Delamar 400. September 1986 C.O.R.E. PIT TEAM C.O.R.E. offers unique pit services at western desert races, a family oriented club with social activities and much more for its members. Get all the information on C.O.R~E. Karen Clark, Race Director, (818) 345-3833, 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11, Northridge, CA 91325. Page 39 i l I l':7

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~ fol~1~?il~ ~ Chicago Classic Runs at Santa Fe Speedway By Brenda A. Parker Photos: Gil Parker The Heavy Metal action is the favorite of the Chicago fans, and here Geoff Dorr, Jeep CJ 8, and Reuben Johnson, Jeep Honcho, fly over a jump side by side. Santa Fe Speedway, located west of Chicago, was the site for race #3 of the Formula Desert Dog Series. This event is held.on a Friday night because of other racing at the Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. The Friday night date could account for the fact that the entry was down for this race. Most of the drivers in this series hold regular "9 to 5" jobs and it's possible that some of them just could not get off work in order to make this . race. The format is similar to the Mickey Thompson races with heat races to qualify for the main event in each class. The promoter only offers Class 10 single seat, Class 1-2-1600 and Heavy Metal. The first heat of the evening was for the 1-2-1600 cars. Jeff Probst's Berrien was first off the line and he was never challenged. Scott Taylor ran in second with Jim Dooley a good strong third. Dick Knutson, who ran fourth for several laps, was appare.ntly having some prob-· !ems because he slowly dropped off the pace to finish in seventh place. Finishing fourth was Guy Crump. Heat #2 saw Todd Attig come off the green flag in the lead. It was said later that he jumped the start but nd penalties were assessed and there was no re-start. Hilding Brannstrom and Gale Brockie were dicing for second place and Gale finally managed to dive .on Hilding to_ move into second where he finished , Brannstrom was then passed by Lee Wuesthoff who finished third ahead o f Brannstrom. Steve T sarpalas was fifth . The Heavy Metal classes were next. There were a total of ten trucks divided five to a heat.Jack Flannery in heat # 1 went flag to flag for the win. He outdrove Page 40 everyone in his Class 8 Ford. discussion with the track officials Matt Foltz was a strong second and the race director, it was and third was Bruce McKinney. decided to allow him to finish the In heat #2 Jan Dudiak from heat but at the re-start he had to Pennsylvania ran in first for drop several car lengths back. several laps but soon dropped There were only three cars left in out with problems with his Jeep. the race and Jeff Probst jumped Gt;off Dorr, always a smooth into the lead with Tom Arthur driver,movedupfromthirdspot following in second and Taylor in his CJ8 to take the win after in third. They finished just as Dudiak quit. Reuben Johnson, a they started. Chambers had only Rockford, Illinois native, bruises and a cut leg. managed to hold off Bob Gierke Heat 2 was an easy win for and they finished second and Kevin Probst but there was a real third. fight between Lee Wuesthoff, The Class 10 single seaters Chenowth, and Mike Paulson in were next. This turned out to be a Pro-Tech. They changed an exciting race when at the end positions several times until Lee of the first lap, Jim Chambers, finally took second. In the from St. Charles, Missouri, took meantime, Chuck Johnson the jump right in front of the moved up and Paulson then had grandstand too far to one side to battle with him for position. and he went end for end and then Johnson finally prevailed and rolled several time before coming Paulson had to settle for a fourth to a stop several hundred feet place finish. Art Schmitt, who down the track. This brought out towed all the way from the red flag. Scott Taylor who Pennsylvania, died on the line was leading at this point, was when his tranny blew. losing oil so he slowly moved In the consolation race for the around the track to the pit 1-2-1600 cars, Hilding Bran-entrance where he had his pit nstrom took an easy win after man put more oil in the car. He only five laps of racing. Steve was immediately disqualified for Tsarpalas was second and Dave i~noring the red flag. After a Walling finished in third. (story & photos continued on page 42) Gale Brockie, left, and Lee Wuesthoff mix it up in 1600 action. Lee finished second in the main and Brockie dropped to fifth at the flag. September 1986 Todd Attig was the big winner in Class 1-2-1600. His Terminator won both his heat race and the main event with a wire to wire performance. Lee Wuesthoff had his Chenowth Magnum in shape for the night race, and he flew to a flag to flag leading performance in the Class 10 main event. Smooth driving Geoff Dorr won his heat race in the Jeep CJ 8, and he went on to the big victory in the Heavy Metal main event as well. Jack Flannery won his Heavy Metal heat race, but settled for second, first 2WD, in the main event driving his new Ford Class 8 truck. Bob Gierke raises some dust down the straight at Santa ·Fe Speedway, as he drove his Jeep into third place in the heat race for trucks. Dusty Times

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Gr•at Western Points Series Off to a Great Start Text & Photos: Dennis Henneberg · The Class 1-2-1600 main event featured a lot of side by side racing, but at the flag Shawn Whitney won the battle and the series points. ------------~------------~--In the Class 1 feature race Danny Rice kept his buggy running strong, and hel survived the best and the quickest to win ttfe main event. Brian Decker had a perfect day in his Class 10 car, winning the heat race and the main event, despite· the close infighting on the ·course. Gerry Bower won the heat race for Class 1-2-1600 cars, but he had to settle for second in the longer feature race that counts for points. Dusty Times The Great Western Points Series in Colorado and Kansas got off to a fine start late last spring. The Series takes in races promoted by RMORRA, Rocky Mountain Off Road Racing Association, CORRA, Colorado Off Road Racing Association, DORRA; Denver, >Off Road Racing Association, and WKR, Western· Kansas. Racing. The . first race of 1986 · used the new course at Raceland, previewed at the end of last year. The short course is just under a mile at the facility northeast of Denver. The track was in top condition arid the weather could not have been· better. There was a cbange in format for 1986 points as well. Each class now runs a five lap qualifying race to determine starting positions in. the ten lap feature race. Points go only for the feature, unlike last season when each of two eight lap races counted for poi11ts. The first of the qualifiers had a full field in Class 10. After a · couple of laps there was a real race between Sherman Curtis and Brian Decker. These two guys battled it out at every turn, and finally, with only one lap to go, Brian Decker took first place after running over the front hood of Sherman Curtis. Wayne Elliot ended up in third. Next the 1-2-1600 field of four took the green flag, and this bunch came down the chute and into the first turn hard, but then spaced out early with no real close competition. Gerry Bower won, followed by Mark Koentopp, Kevin Walsh and Shawn Whitney. The big boys in Classes 4 and 8 · had a real race in the first two laps between Jerry Daugherty, Chevy Blazer, and Jim Olson. On lap 3 Daugherty got away and went on to victory. Jim Olson and Rick Brubaker fought it out for second place until Dick DeVries September 1986 Despite losing some of the Blazer's bodywork en route, Jerry Daugherty won both the heat race and the main event in the Heavy Metal action. John Kramer had a perfect score for the day, winning the Class 2 and 5 combined heat race, and he went on to win the main event also. made his move on them both. At Ken Bracelin battled for the lead the flag Daugherty won, Olson all the way to the checkered flag, got second over De Vries and was with Mustard getting there first, followed by Brubaker. and Bracelin was right on his Class 2 ancl 5 were combined, tailpipe. Danny Rice was third. and the five starting cars had a The Class 10 main event real fight in the corners of the started out with a lot -of go'od first lap, and at the end of the lap action, as the cars were on and off they had sorted out into the the track in the first turns. After order in which they finished. one lap Vaughn Sabatka, from Heading the pack was John Kansas, had a sizeable lead, and Kramer, Ed Mailo was second he stayed out front through two and Lunney Siniley was third. laps. On the next round Brian Class 1 had four starters in the Decker and Sabatka appeared to final qualifier, and they had a bump into each other, and ,good dice, Mitch Mustard and Sabatka ended up~ OCTOBER 18, ~986 For Information Contact Arizona Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 • Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 Page 41

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Jim Olson, from Wheatridge, had his Jeep going very well, but he · Taking the inside line and the lead here in his two seater. Bill ended up second in the Heavy Metal heat race and the feature Coffey survived the Class 2 and 5 main event mud for second. Mitch Mustard drove as hard as usual in his Class 1 Chenowth, and he ended up winning the heat race, and he took second in the main event. event. Mark Koen/opp favors a wing on hit race car, and it may have Rich Brubaker drives a sharp looking Class 14, and he stayed on helped him earri a second and a third in the Class 1-2-1600 . the course to take fourth and a third in the tough Heavy Metal Ed Mailo drive~ the only Class 5 in this race series, and he hung in with the Class 2 racers to get a second in the combined heat-race. competition. · action. IJlr" / on the course marker tires. It was the break Decker ne~ded to take over first place. Sabatka spun out a couple of times en route to second. and Scott Galloway took third. The l -2- 1600s had a five car field fur the main event, and the lead changed several times in the first lap. Mark Koentopp, Shawn Whitney-and Kevin Walsh made the entire race very interesting, running side by side and bumper to bumper in every turn. Then Walsh had a flat tire and had to pull into the pits. On lap four Whitney and Koentopp were still fighting for first place, side by side and nose to tail, but Koentopp seemed to have a little more power and could_ pull away in the straights. They whole race keyed on these two guys until thl· white flag signaled the last lap. It was then that Gerry Bower made his move, and took over second . place, where· he finished. Shawn Whitney won the battle and Mark Koentopp finished third. Everyone braced for the Heavy Metal finale, and five of them returned to the track. The first four laps were tough on equipment, with everyone spinning out and bumping each other as they tried to get the lead . After all the head to head racing fur four laps, the field started taking shape, and it became clear who would be the winners if no one had mechanical trouble. At the flag it was Jeliry Daugherty first in the Chevy, Jim Olson was second and third went · to Rich Brubaker. The fierce five returned in Classes 2 and 5 for their main event, and these g~ys had the· misfortune of a freshly watered track. 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UNIQUE Also, ask about our full llne of other racing metal fabrication services ... METAL PRODUCTS._ 8745 Magnolia Ave. • Santee, _CA 92071 • 619/449-9690 Page 42 spectators. All of the cars had real trouble on the third turn, and it seemed to be impossible to. keep from spinning out. The · spinning continued through the whole race, ,with lead changes on every lap. The muddy track did in the cars, and only two were running at the finish. John Kramer was the winner and Bill Coffey took second. The last race of the day f~atu'reJ the quartet of Class I cars, all running flat out and side by side in an excellent display of driving. The first-four laps were so fast and so close that one mii;take would produce a new leader. Then, unfortunately Larry Lee lost a rear wheel and Kenny Bracelin started slowing down wiith a mechanical problem. At the flag it was Danny Rice in first place, Mitch Mustard in second and Bracelil'l hung on to take third place · points. The majority of the Colorado races this season will take place at the Raceland track, along with those at St. Francis, Kansas. Check the schedule in Happen-ings and do check with the promoting organization for last minute changes before journey-ing to one of these keen events. CHICAGO CLASSIC (from page 40) because of the way they take the from last year, seemed to enjoy jumps and bumps. I have been the racing and had a great time. told there may be more than one The Heavy Metal always seems to race at Santa Fe Speedway in be the popular_attractfon at these future · seasons. We'll have to types of events and maybe it's · wait and see. The 1-2-1600 main event had ten cars on the start line. Todd Attig was off and running and was never headed. He and Ue Wuesthoff tangled on the first turn and Lee was knocked off the course, but he managed to get back in the race and maintain second spot. No one challenged him. There was, however, a five way battle for third involving Hilding Brannstrom, Gale Brockie, Jim Dooley, Jeff Probst and Scott Taylor. This went on for several laps ·until Kevin Probst got past all of them and moved up to take a comma·nding third. Brannstrom broke and Taylor moved into fourth wii:h Brockie fifth . They finished in that order. Seven cars started the Class 10 main event and all seven cars finished. Lee Wuesthoff in his ·Magnum ·broke to an early lead and drove flag to flag . He was chased alternately by Mike Paulson and Chuck -Johnson. Johnson finally took over second to finish there, while Paulson slowly dropped off the pace to finish fourth. Jeff Probst moved up to take a third place finish and his brother Kevin finished fifth. The Heavy Metal main was really enjoyed by the crowd. Geoff Dorr, always a favorite, ran flag to flag for the win. Behind him battling fo r second were Jack Flannery and Bruce McKinney, Flannery finally prevailed to finish second and McKinney w<1s third. Gerald Foster followed in fourth. The crowd, although down September 1986 Guy Crump finished fourth in his 1600 heat race, but he came to grief and retired from the main event on three wheels. Hilding Brannstrom does a little dirt tracking, left, as he sa iled on to win the consolation race for Class 1-2-1600. Dusty Times

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Prescott Forest Rally By the CRS Publicity Staff When the calendar starts to wind down around the middle of July the west coast ralliest usually finds him or herself traveling toward the center of Arizona. Prescott, Arizona, to be exact. Yes, it is time for the Prescott Forest Rally, the fourth stop in · the seven· event California Rally Series. Twenty-three rally teams entered to run the 230 mile route with 12 stages totaling 85 actual racing miles. The stages were very fast and twisty with very rough sections on the entire route. All stages were run within the confines of the Prescott National Forest. The service area was located in the small town of Jerome about 30 miles north of Prescott. The American Motel in Prescott served as race headquarters. The staff and owners of the motel were terrific hosts to the rally teams that inundated the motel. Friday night the motel threw a very nice Welcome Party at poolside. Saturday morning teams returned poolside for registra-tion while scrutineering was held at the local Jeep dealership. Then it was back poolside for an early afternoon drivers' meeting. At the meeting Rallymaster Rob Cherry said all the necessary things a Rallymaster must say and then turned the microphone over to the Forest Ranger who thanked all the teams for their co-operation last year and wished them luck. The teams now had a few hours to rest before the scheduled 7:00 p.m. start time. Shall we take a moment to recognize the special people with the thankless jobs? Fine, first to Rob Cherry and his wife for putting on the Rally and investing unbelievable hours of hard work. Second to all the volunteers who worked start and finish controls, road blockages and registration plus a host of other duties. In the idle hours before the start of the Rally folks were milling about looking over their competition. One team that was under close, watchful eyes was the Lon Peterson/ ] im Love team. Usually Lon and Jim are piloting a VW powered street legal sand. rail through the stages at CRS events. This time they were to debut their recently acquired Plymouth Arrow. Those that had believed Lon and Jim had an advantage in the dune buggy were sure they would see the team fall by the wayside. Others knew Lon was . a top notch · driver and feared this would prove it. Time, and 12 stages would tell the story. Both the open and stock divisions provide good, close action at all events and there are usually too many favorites to list. This rally was no exception. Some of the usual heavy hitters had to pass on this fine event because of an upcoming National event in Arkansas. As it turns out our CRS was well represented there. Scott Child/Bill Gutzmann took their Dodge Omni to a second in Production GT followed by Dean Blagowsky/ Sheri Morgan in third. Also in the Group A· Chad DiMarco/ Rich Stuetzel put their Subaru in second followed by the Wantanabe brothers in third. Also at Pikes Peak last month Chad DiMarco put his Bridgestone Subaru second in Production followed by Scott Child in his Western Walkie Talkie/ Page Dodge ,Omni just seconds back. Congratulatiohs to CRS drivers in National competition. Back at Prescott the 7:00 p.m. start time was · moved to 7:20 while the ·organizer waited for civilian traffic to clear the first stage. This gave ralliests time to look up at the ominous thunderheads forming above. Luckily most the moisture would hold off all night. Only the fifth stage was effected as mud holes moved the start control up a mile and a half. In the open class· the battle lines had been drawn shortly after the first stage. Dean Blagowsky/Sheri Morgan took the lead in a turbo Dodge Omni with Lon Peterson/ Jim Love close behind. Jeff Griffin/ Doug Cwiak (pronounced Swack) started well in a Volvo 142 but missed a corner in stage two and lost time. Gary Potts/Lou Arnold also came out well in their Bosch Plymouth Arrow. Ric and Maite Bell also had their · V-6 powered Chevette running well. After the first five stages the first service would also officially list the leaders to that point. Peterson/ Love held a 15 second lead over Blagowsky/ Morgan, who won the first three stages. Potts/ Arnold held third three and a half minutes out of first with Regan Smolkovich/ Bill McDermott in fourth with their · Arrow. Stag~ five saw the Bell Chevette turn a slow time and wind down to fifth. On stages six and seven the lead changed between Peterson and Blagowsky and stage .. eight would be the last stage before the final service. It was here on the eighth stage thanhe Blagowsky/ Morgan Omni_was to come to grief with a mechanical failure. This left the Linspeed Arrow of Lon Peterson and_ Jim Love to run away from the rest of the field for the open and overall win by over nine and a half minutes. Ric and Maite Bell drove well enough to cover their bad stage five and gain second spot in open by rally's end. Two minutes out of second place was the Gary Potts and Lou Arnold Bosch sponsored Arrow in third. The Colorado team of Smolkovich and McDermott turned in a fourth place drive followed by the fine comeback of Jeff Griffin and Doug Cwiak to fifth in class. The stock class race is always close knit. At the first service halt. ATTENTION DESERT RACERS DUSlY TIMES has contingency money all Score and HORA desert races. Check it out on contingency row -Two different classes each event. Dustynmcs The Yokohama 6-50 Club Report scored a fine sixth place in the Raceco, keeping Irvine in contention for year end honors. R~• _lean Ca/11i11 As the desert racers prepare for the Frontier 500, remember there are two 6-50 points events in September, the HORA Frontier 500 and the SNORE 250. The final two events in the best six out of nine race series are the Score Baja 1000 and the Barstow based HORA Budweiser 250. If we missed any over 50 drivers at the Fireworks 250, please let us know. We did not obtain the full entry list that included ages, so we winged it with the program and prior knowledge of drivers already on the list. THE HORA Flreworks 250 really scrambled the standings in the Yokohama 6-50 Club points for 1986. The new leader, with a Class 5 victory at Barstow, is Stan Parnell. A full dozen that we know of were in the 50 years of age or over category as driver of record at Barstow, and with a lot of new names, we found one new member, Dick Ford. A half dozen 6-50 guys finished the race, and, along with Stan Parnell, two more, both in Class l, were in the money. Not too shabby a performance, but then the unforgiving terrain at Barstow often does call for experience as much as you.thful verve. Three members started the race in Class 1 and two finished, both taking home some cash. Bob Renz and Dick Clark got their Raceco home third, behind a couple of second generation racers. Gregg Symonds, with electrical woes mid race, came in fifth in his Porsche powered O.R.E. It has not been a good season for Frank Snook, and once again the Raceco he shares with Eric Arras did not finish, this round not even making a lap. In Class 2 Beny ~anela, with Paula Gilbeault/ Roger Allison had their Beck Arnley Datsun 510 seven seconds ahead of the local favorites Roger Hull/ Kelly Smith in a Datsun 610. Ray Hocker/Bill Moore were just · one second back in the potent Honda CRX. Clyde Gray/ Dave Jameson were a distant fourth, two minutes plus back. On stage six Hocker/ Moore stood on the gas and put the Sierra Photography CRX in the lead and third overall. 9ilbeault/ Allison lost their bid fo\r thewin when the Datsun gave it up on stage seven. This changed the order around a bit. At the final service Ray Hocker led Roger Hull by a scant three seconds while Clyde Gray inherited third place. In the remaining four stages Hull and Smith were putting in some lightening fast stage times and jumped into a brief lead. Going into the final stage of the rally disaster struck the Datsun 610 and Roger Hull gave up a lot of time. Hocker kept his car on the road and took not only the stock class win, but a resounding second overall finish! Clyde Gray and Dave Jameson put their Datsun 510 in second place with a · three minute cushion on the now third place Roger Hull and Kelly Smith. George Deland and Paul Bowman, also in a 510, finished in the fourth spot with a night of consistent stage times. Now, it is time for that announcement that all ralliests try to avoid. · It is time · to announce the new holder of the CRS Bomb Out Award. This old bent mortar shell sits in a wood holder and is passed to a new owner every rally. To qualify for the award you must be the first car to DNF. Prestigious is not the word as you can see. Anyway, the Bomb has found a new temporary home with the team September 1986 Mike Simmons co-driving, got his Toyota powered Raceco across the finish line in eighth place. Getting in two of the three laps was Jim Temple, with son Mark co-driving, and they are listed in 11th place, and were right. with the leaders before disappearing from the charts. The lone viejo in Class 5 was Stan Parnell, with Jeff Bolha c;o-driving. Stan actually finished third on the road, but the two in front of him had bypassed Check 6, and Stan found it, so he was ·the winner.. The pair in Class 5-1600 both had a rough day, each doing one lap. The Andy DeVercelly/ David Kephart Bug was credited with tenth place, and Richard Kent and Doug Ingles are listed in 14th place in class. There were three 6-50 drivers in the Challenge class this round, and two of them finished well in the herd of 41 starting cars. The all 6-50 team of Edward and Hugh McLean got their Chen-owth home in a fine eighth spot. The Barstow team of Dave Girdner and Roy Perfect arrived in 13th place. Jack Irvine was the only 6-50 driver in Class 10, and Jack· and co-driver Kit Trenholm of Gary Luke and Mark Williams who lost a major driveline component on the second stage. With any luck they will be able to pass it on to someone else after the Hawthorne Rally on August 30-31. Be sure not to miss the Hawthorne event. Not only is it going to be a first class rally but the CRS Picnic is slated to take place after the rally. Also a Board of Governors Meeting will be held on Labor Day up there. Plan on a long, fun weekend in Hawthorne, Nevada. The CRS Publicity Staff would like to thank some people in closing. Special thanks to Simpson Safety, Scott Child, Don Lindfors, Uni Filter and especially Lynette Allison. Presently the first ten in 6-50 standing are nearly all in contention for the gold, silver and bronze medals. Leading after five of the nine races is Stan Parnell with 219 points. Jim Temple is holding fast in second with 174 points, closly trailed by Corky McMillin, who did not race at Barstow, with 170. Jack Irvine is fourth with 164 points, · and Bob Renz has moved up to fifth with 145 points. In sixth through tenth are Danny Letner, 118, Gregg Symonds, 118, Edward McLead, 112, Dave Girdner, 101, and Len Newman, 84. In late August we mailed out the keen jacket patches provided by Yokohama Tire Corp. for 6-50 Club members. We mailed them to everyone for whom we could locate an address. If you didn't get a. pair of patches, or wonder if you are on the 6-50 Club list, · call or write Jean Calvin, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. (818) 889-5600. Remember, there is nothing to join, nothing to pay to get in the 6-50 Club 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. -R.L.H. ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS 11111 UNIDEN RACE RADIOS 337 W. 35th, Suite "C" National City, CA 92050 (619) 585-9995 Official BFGoodrich R_adio Relay for all Score/HORA Off Road Events. FMH 350 36 Channels with built-in intercom. $550.00 . 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Marlboro Rally of Argentina Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Bringing great joy to the Italian camp, Massimo Biasion and Tiziano Siviero won overall in the Lancia Delta S4, the first series_win by an Italian driver in many years. It was nearly a decade ago when an Italian works rally driver last won a World Championship event. _ There were tears of happiness and joy that Italy's sporting famine was at an end when 28 year old Massimo Biasion won the Argentina Rally at the wheelof a Lancia Delta S4. He suffered few troubles, and was in the lead when the only threat to Lancia, Juha Kankkunen's Peugeot, retired with suspension failure. Then the orders were that among the Lancia team, positions were to remain unchanged. After' years of frustration and suffering politics often aimed at promoting the interests of his Finnish colleagues, Biasion finally found the rally game played his way. Behind Bias ion was a furious Markku Alen, who sensed once again that . Lancia pays no attention to his ambition of winning the World Champi-onship for Drivers. A win here as opposed to his second place would have put Alen within grasp of Kankkunen. The victory was a welcome break for Lancia. Since the beginning of the year they have led all but one World Rally they have entered, but, since Monte Carlo, they have won one. In Argentina it was realized that one of the Lancia handling problems related to the-difference in tire size front to rear, and the team manager trimmed the rear tires producing much better handling on the narrow and twisty roads. Lancia has not given up the World Championshi~ chase yet, and brought a third car for Jorge Recalde, who was their guest driver. The only other super car team was Peugeot with three cars also. World Champion Timo Salonen decided to sit out this event, so along with Juha Kankkunen and Bruno Saby, Peugeot had Stig Blomqvist, who won at Cordoba in 1984. In Group A, VW had two cars for Kenneth Eriksson and Franz Wittman, Rudolf Stohl was in the Audi Coupe Quattro and there was a Subaru team from Chile. The number of competitors entered in the event was staggering at 150 cars. This is more than every World Championship Rally this year since Monte Carlo and a record for a World Rally held outside Europe. -The Marlboro Rally of Argentina is the only World event with all the special stages on gravel roads m clear ARE YOU GETTING MORE THAN ONE COPY OF DUSTY TIMES? A number of' subscribers now have two subscriptions, because th~y get one with their membership in HORA, or they subscribed to both Off Road Action News and Dusty Times. If you don't really need two copies each month, drop us a note and assign your duplicate subscription to a friend, pit Grew 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. Page 44 conditions. These are public roads, closed for the rally, bypassed by tarmac for the main route in recent years. The course is laid out in the hills around Cordoba, the center of the Argentine motor industry. When FISA reduced the stage distances on Championship events, it took a full day from this one. In 1986 it started late on Wednesday in Buenos Aires and finished in Cordoba's football stadi'um early Saturday morning. Though it is a winter event, the daylight st;iges featured mild temperatures. Right from the start Biasion was happy with the roads and he won the first stage. Alen had troubles, losing the pipe between • the turbo and intercooler not once, but twice. Then the fire extinguisher continued to leak, and the brakes became unreliable . if a stage was longer than 15 kms. Peugeot too had problems. Blomqvist found his engine was not working well, Saby's engine ominously began to consume water, and before the first stop at Cordoba Saby withdrew with a suspected cracked block. So it was that Biasion led by 40 seconds from Kankkunen at the end of the first day. A trouble . free drive for Recalde put him in third ahead of Alen and Blomqvist. In Group A Eriksson was ahead of local fm;orite Ernesto Soto, who lost a wheel on a stage in the ex-works Renault· 18GTX, and it cost him three minutes. The whole pattern changed on the second day.' Kankk unen began to catch Biasion when the latter had trouble with the power steering. But, on stage 15 the Finn was out, losing a rear wheel on a stage, and was an hour late. Peugeot's challenge was down to one car, that of Blomqvist. He too had trouble when the front differential broke and he finished stage 11 in rear drive only. His time loss. was about three minutes, and he dropped behind Recalde. Two stages later Recalde dropped four minutes when he stopped to change a flat September 1986 tire. He got going again just in froncof Blomqvist, like the year before when it was Salonen who set' offrigh tin front of the Swede. This in turn caused Blomqvist to drop a further half minute because of the dust. So, at the end of stage 15, the story of the rally _had virtually been told. Biasion led Alen by -about 80 seconds, Blomqvist was third, over five minutes behind the leader, and Recalde was another two minutes further · back. There was a faint hope that Recalde could snatch third place and reduce the Peugeot menace even further. Now in fifth was Kenneth Eriksson, Champion-elect in Group A. He had ~cant trouble, but Wittman had fallen back. First the Austrian VW driver did all of stage 14 with a broken driveshaft, and later he lost considerable time with a puncture. Soto had continued an agonizing run; he twice lost a fan belt, and then had to complete three stages with no rear suspension. Now Eriksson's rival Stohl was up to sixth overall and second in Group A A lot had happened and Saturday was a lonely affair for the top runners. The fastest through the day was Recalde as Biasion and Alen took it in turns to go quickly or slowly and maintain position. Recalde had another flat and lost his chance to take back time on the first stage, which was cancelled because of the huge crowds. Biasion arrived back in the Stadium, full of 40,000 enthusiasts from Cordoba, very happy. "I reckoned I deserved the victory as I had been leading all the time. I know Markku was very unhappy not to attack, but I am thrilled to have won a major rally on gravel, which for me is the best type of rallying there is". Biasion is starting to test the new Group A Lancia, but he and co-driver Tiziano Siviero will be Before the rally Lancia's team manager Giorgio Pianta put new grooves in the Pirel/is, ending a half year's problems in handling, and they won in Argentina. back in action at San Remo. Markku Alen aRd Ilkka Kivimaki were 24 seconds back in the one-two sweep for Lancia. Stig Blomqvist and Bruno Berglund _ were nearly four minutes down in third in the Peugeot, less than a minute ahead of the Lancia of Jorge Recalde and Jorge Del Buono, i:he top placing Argentine team. Kenneth Eriksson and Peter Deikmann won Group A and were fifth overall in the VW Golf GTI, followed in · less than eight minutes by Rudolf Stohl and Reinhard Kaufmann in the Audi· Coupe Quattro. Another six minutes back and third in Group. A came Franz Wittmann and Matthias Feltz in the other VW. Eighth overall and fourth in Group A was the Chilean Subaru RX Turbo of Jose Celsi and Elvia Gutierrez. In all 50 of the 150 starters finished the event. The winner's average speed over -the stages was 90.17 kph. Recovering from a few problems, Stig Blomqvist and Bruno Berglund got the surviving Peugeot Turbo 16 £ 2J]ome in a solid third place by mere seconds. , .,t,._.::.;. Kenneth Eriksson and Peter Diekmann cemented VW's lead in Group.A taking the class and fifth overall with the VW Golf GT/ Group A car. · Dusty nrnes I -.

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-It was:a Hot and Dusty Day of Racing at Winder, Georgia The Georgia Off Road Racing Association held. its June race at Winder, Georgia. The feature event was SO miles, and it was one of those good old hot and · dusty days in thedeepsouth. The program called for three separate heat races and three separate main events, a pair of runs for each of the three classes. The first heat race was for the 1200cc D Class. Butch Garrison started first, but finished sixth, dropping from second to sixth on the third lap. Taking over third on lap three was Lamar Whigham, and he finished there. Ronnie Whigham led the first lap, but soon dropped to second and stayed there for the next four laps. Ernest Tinsley finished where he started,. in fourth place. John .Plummer drove his first race and lost a coil wire to take eighth. Larry Miliwood moved into fifth on the third lap and finish there. Robert Moore covered all five laps for seventh spot. The big winner was Clint . Hurst, who took over the lead on the second lap. Next up was Class 1-2-1600. Right off the line Dennis Aiken took the lead and he led all five laps to the ·victory. Bob Rule went into second place on the first lap, and stayed there to the checkered flag. Bobby Bramblett finished third, and Clint Hurst took fourth. Linda Holcombe was awarded fifth, covering two laps, then oil started blowing out around the dip stick. Neither Ronnie Whigham or Mickey Smallwood took the green flag. In Class 10 heat race action, the winner was Clay Hurst, who took the lead for good on the Text & Photos: Darlene Thackstcm third lap. Gary Thistlewood moved into second place on lap 4 and finished there. Ray Whigham gained third position on the fourth lap and held on to the finish, while Johnny Holgerson finished fourth, and Dale Millwood was fifth, doing only three laps. Lindy Herrell got in just one lap before breaking a spindle, and Jack Thompson was seventh in Class 10. D Class again led off the feature races, 25 hot and dusty laps for each class. Clint Hurst completed a perfect day to lead the class all the way to victory. Ronnie Whigham nailed down second place at the flag. Ray Whigham had to pit for oil, but he made up the time and . completed all 25 laps for third place. Ernest Tinsley was fourth with 24 laps completed. Bill Gaylord flies through the woods in Georgia en route Clay Hurst won the Class 10 heat race, but trouble with a to the victory in the Class 10 main event, a dusty 25 laps of coil wire during the main event dropped him to fifth with hard racing. · 14 laps completed. · Ray Whigham covered all 25 laps in the D Class main event, and despite a pit stop for oil, Ray finished a strong third in class. DustyTimes Dale Millwood had trouble in the heat race, but came back strong to take third in the Class 10 main event despite having a flat tire. September 1986 . -~-. Clint Hurst had a real winning day at Winder, taking both the heat race and the main event in D Class, and a third in the 1,2-1600 main event. Dennis Aiken had a perfect race record, as he led every lap in the Class 1-2-1600 heat race and in the 25 lap main event to take all the points. Robert Moore got in 18 laps before breaking a link pin, and he · was fifth in ,D Class. Larry Millwood was sixth, with 11 laps done. His troubles started when the bolts fell out of the rack and pinion steering, and then he retired with a suspected burned piston, Doing ·seven laps, Mike Isola was seventh. He got hung up on a stump, rocking horse style, and then went out with a blown motor. In eighth with just four laps to his credit was John Plummer, who lost oil due to a broken hose. Dennis Aiken also had a perfect day at the races. The Class 1-2-1600 heat race winner also scored a wire to wire victory in the main event. In for second, with 25 laps done, was Bobby Bramblett, and Clint Hurst also did 25 laps for third. Jerry Holcombe was running second when he had to pit with a flat tire, and he was down one lap in fourth place. Mickey Smallwood broke the engine cage, then the torsion assembly in the rear came out, but he had done 21 laps and got fifth in 1-2-1600 class. After only two laps Bob Rule broke a torsion bar, and Tony Leftwich broke a trailing arm and c.v. joint on the first lap. Bill Gaylord did his 25 laps in the Class 10 feature race in style and won top honors. Jack Thompson got repaired and finished a strong second, also finishing all 25 laps. Dale Millwood had a flat tire, but managed 22 laps for a good third place. Bobby Bramblett lost a tire in the woods but still got fourth place with his 16 laps done. Clay Hurst was next with just 14 laps to his credit. Clay was leading the class for a time, but he lost the coil wire, literally lost it. Johnny Holgerson only managed five laps before a burned piston and a rod knock put him down for good. Lindy Herrell did not start, since the replacement spindle he borrowed, installed, and found, after all the work was done, that the wheel cylinder was frozen in it. The next G.O.R.R.A. race was late in July at a new track in Cordelie, Georgia. A full report of this 100 mile race will be in the next issue of DUSTY TIMES. COMPLETE ONE STOP . MACHINE SHOP FACILITIES / Engine Balancing / Gas & Heli-Arc Welding Specializing In PARTS & SERVICE FOR VW, BAJA BUG & DUNE BUGGY custom & cat Look -ESTABLISHED 1968 -22632 so. Normandie Ave. Torrance, Calif. 90502 213/320-0642 Page 45

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Sugar Camp Caper By Brenda Parker Photos: Gil Parker Scott Taylor took an immediate lead in the 2-1600 race in his E timinator, and Taylor fed all 45 minutes for the class victory and the points. Race #4 of the Formula Desert Dog Series was held on July 5 and 6 at Sugar Camp, Wisconsin. This track is 1 ½ miles long and this year the races were 45 minutes in duration. The track is pretty soft dirt so a good line one lap may not be so good in two or three more laps because the track is always changing. The 45 minute heats were pretty long for this series since most of the· promoters have gone to shorter heats. There had been a "monsoon" on Friday night so the conditions were muddy for the first racers on Saturday morning. The first event was the Class 2-1600 and Class 11 cars. Kevin Probst jumped off the start in the lead but was in the pits before the end of the first lap with trouble. He was in and out of the pits for the rest of the race. Scott Taylor wasted no time in taking the lead with Chuck Williams right behind him. It wasn't long before . the two of them left everyone else in their dust. David Vandermis~ sen, Jr. and John Koran were doing battle for third spot with Koran finally dropping off the pace with mechanical trouble. Then with only three laps to go it was Vandermissen, Richard Gilson and Scott Thompson fighting for third position. Vandermissen came out on top and at the flag it was Taylor, Williams, Vandermissen, Thompson and Gilson. Meanwhile in Class 11 James Hook was the leader for three laps when he broke. Chad Page 46 Ramesh then took the lead and was never challenged. These cars, of course, do not have the suspension of the bigger classes and the attrition rate is usually high. At the checkered Ramesh was first, Dick Metz second and Deb Freimuth and Glen Mathews were third and fourth. There were only five entries in Class 9. Kevin Probst again came off the green flag in first place but Class 13 is a Wisconsin home grown bunch of truck based buggies, and George Konitzer won at Sugar Camp in this stylish creation. Jack Cram got his Ford into the Class 8 lead after several laps, and he was never challenged after that on his way to the victory. September 1986 Dave Vandermissen Jr. had a race tong fight to gain third place, and he did finish third in the hard fought 2-1600 battle. soon dropped to third. Lee Wuesthoff, in his Concourse Motors sponsored Magnum, · took the lead and was running strong. Scott Taylor moved into second and Jeff Probst in his Berrien Laser was third. Mike Parker in his Armstrong shod Laser started the race but he was in the pits for several laps with a broken tie rod. He got it repaired and got back into the race but was several laps down from the leaders. Taylor was soon out of the race. He threw a belt. This moved Kevin back into second spot behind Lee, with Jeff right behind him. On lap 6 Lee spun out on the turn just past the start/ finish line: He couldn't move. He said later that a brake went away.Two laps later Kevin was also stopped on the back side of the track. He broke a trailing arm. This moved Jeff into first and Mike inherited second. With one lap to go Parker's repaired tie rod broke again, this time for good. Jeff Probst took the win and Mike · Parker limped around to finish second. Kevin had enough laps in Jeff Probst had a good weekend in the Berrien Laser, winning· Class 9 on Saturday and Class 1-1600 on Sunday after a quick engine swap. After a tough tight in ClassS-1600, Ron Kartman won the race as the limited Baja Bugs ran close together the entire qistance. Class 6 in the midwest is tor American iron and the rules are modified. At Sugar Camp Don Leigeois won the race for this popular class. Dusty Times

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to finish in third. It was a 1, 2, 3 sweep for Armstrong Tires in -this heat. SCCA Southern ·Pacific Divisional News competing vehicles, not rotl bars as previously allowed for coefficient 1 and 2 events. No cloth tops, no "buggies" allowed. (Note: These were CRS rules since January 1986. "Buggies were grandfathered through to December.) National membership and divisional license requirements are the same, but the national office plans to incorporate the fees into one payment plan. Rules for both national and divisional rallies will be combined into one booklet for 1987. In Class 13 George, Sam and Phillip Konitzer finished 1, 2 and 3. The Konitzer family dominates this class. In Class 6 it was Don Liegeois,John Znidorka . and Bill Grabowski, and in Class 3 and 4 Greg Gerlach took the win with John Heidtmann and Don Gregorie, Jr. in second and third. Sunday was a beautiful day. Classes 1 and 10 were the first to take the track. There were 12 cars lined up for ~he green flag. Kevin: Probst in his Armstrong sponsored Berrien led flag to flag in Class l. Scott Schwalbe was an easy second and Dave Vander-missen, Sr·. was third .. In Class 10, Jeff Probst entered his Class 2-1600 as did Steve Tsarpalas, Doug _Bils and Sean Bestler. Jeff took the win. Terry Severson ran second for much of the r:;ice but with. only tw'o laps to go he dropped out with a broken throttle cable. He managed to get · it running again and lost only one position to BrianAdams. When the checkered flag dropped it was Jeff, Adams, and Severson with Harvey Lewis in fourth. Class 5-1600 saw Ron Karlman start fourth but he took the lead by lap 3. The four cars in this class were nose to tail for three laps of the race, all pretty evenly matched. Karlman's Armstrong sponsored Bug prevailed however, with Jim Pfeffer, Roger ·Woulf and Jeff Therriault finishing behind him in that order. On the track at the same time were the Class 1-1600 cars. Lee Wuesthoff was in the lead for only three laps but he was fighting Jeff Probst and Scott Taylor. Lee must have made a mistake because all of a sudden both Jeff and Scott were around him. They were in a tight race for first place. They were so close their cars were touching at times. Wuesthoff suddenly started dropping back. He was losing a wheel bearing. This put Chuck Williams into third place and Gary Campbell, new to the circuit this year, was driving a consistent fourth. Probst won this race with Taylor, Williams . By Lynette Allison Those of you who stayed· to . personally meef and talk with members of· the national PRO Rally Board after the awards breakfast in Prescott received the news first. Here it is for the rest of you. · · Th'ere are no major changes in the operation of the divisional series, but a few refinements in safety requirements and automobile-categories. Mr. Dave Thompson, who coordinates the national .series, was also on hand to. answer questions concerning the national scene. The meeting helped to clarify the rally picture, and the board turned out to be "rally people'' after all. Beginning with 1987 events, full cages are required in all suits ·of flame-resistant material are not requir<!d, but are recommended . · (Nomex is required in national competition in 1987.) Helmets_ as of January 1987 must be 1980 or newer Snell approved. Health informa-tion must be on the back of the helmet, neatly written (name, blood type, allergies, medical conditions which would require ·special care, etc.). John Channey led the Class 8 contest for a few laps, but at the flag he had to settle for second place driving his tidy Ford. and Campbell finishing behind Although there were three him. · showdown races scheduled for Northern Wisconsin is Class the end of the day, due to the 8 country. These people love to high attrition rate only the watch the trucks. Dennis Ferson limited cars were left to run. led for three laps before he Chuck Williams came off the broke. John Channey then led line like gangbusters. He drove for several laps until he was hard and fast. Kevin Probst was passed by Jack Cram in his right behind him and pushing all Armstrong sponsored truck. the way. The crowd was on their Jack was never challenged. Jack feet cheering them on. This race Flannery had started but broke a was well worth the price of your front sfindle on the first lap and ticket. Williams hung on for the was al done for the day. Cram win after five laps of hard took the win followed by driving. Kevin was second and Channey and Ferdon. John Caesar was third. From ,the Driver's Seat same_ part all year, and nothing was said until he beat somebody else for the first time. Then the mouth opened - cheap shot! By Dick Johnson Riverside is the annual gathering of the desert and · stadium race machines on the same course. It is made for showing our talents and equipment to spectators, friends, crews and each other. Friday morning practice was as lively as usual. At 6:30 a.m. the spectator gates opened and the R. V. races were on, all aiming for a good spot near a fence. I enjoy · the crews on the other side of the course. and watching everybody fighting for good places. Those motor homes move pretty good off road too. At .the same time the water trucks are having relay races' on the course. Finally the first race vehicles come out to try and find a line for themselves and to those of us watching. After a little compiaining by drivers on the severity of some of the ruts on the course, Score Dusty Times .mellowed it down a little. But, it was still very tough and demanding. The annual water balloon slinging between the pits and the spj!ctator side started Friday and continued all weekend. Unfortu-nately the security guards at one point didn't see the fun and played magilla gorilla on the pit side Saturday. In my opinion, and that of several othtr people who saw the incident, the guards were way out of 'line with the punches and tackling that went on. The use of so many guards was way out of line too. Unfortunately there was a post race disqualification in one of the restricted classes over a bolt-on part. The winner who got the DQ outdrove everybody else, and the part had nothing to do with that · or the performance of the motor or car. He has been running the Score did a great job of keeping things moving for the amount of people in the co.mpound, the amount of cars that kept breaking. in each race · and practice, and they with very little confusion. Again, great job congrats to all the workers from the front office to the traffic director. A job well done! The next stop is the Frontier 500 in Las Vegas · and Slo;m, Nevada. Expect it to be warm to hot, dusty as usual with the wqrld famous Vegas silt and, as usual from Walt Lott, a very demanding course. Rumor has it that part of the 1973 Mint 400 course is being us.ed. There are no maps at this writing because some of the racers -have abused the pre-run privilege in the past. When you do pre-run and take friends along, use your head. Clean up after your ~tops and respect the area you are in. See you on the course. September 1986 The Board' is allowing an the SCCA National Convention optional production class in Denver the · weekend of designation for divisional events. February 12. Ginny Reese The list of eligible vehicles is reports planning is in the works based on current production lists for specific rally orientation/ or previous lists, with the most organization/ licensing forums or current having precedence. meetings. The divisional There is no age limit. Finishing stewards' annual meeting will be positions in the production class there, also. would be separately listed. And what did the board do Championship divisional points besides talk rules! The board was are still based on overall finish. provided with their own (CRS stock would need to miniature table-top rally course, declare their vehicle for this complete with their own rally class. Cars would need to meet cars and numbers, rules and national production class rules supplementary regs. (ie. "All about modification.) Note: Since right turns mean go left." ). Board this class is at the option ol the members were timed from start steward, the class would not be ·to finish on the course, but viable . ·without at least five results were not posted in time eligible vehicles in any event. An for the awards banquet. In fact, inspector · would be needed to the results were not even written tech cars at each event, too. Call down. ·Now we'll never really me to discuss this item (714) knowiftheAudibeattheVolvo, 736- 1442. ~r was wiped out by the BMW. The marshal licensing/ spe- _ W ould "Stage Times" be cialist program procedures will interested?****** be modified . . This program On the National Pro Rally allows course and rally workers schedule, the Carson City to get credit towards a specialist , International plannid · for late license. November 1986 has been moved The combination of.division-to March of 1987. Conflict with als with nationals will continue in the Olympus in December 1987. It was well received in moved Carson City from its 1986. traditio nal date, and ·the Competitors, organizers, and organizers lost some of their potential organizers are invited to sponsorship. -CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Lynnette Allison Next up is CLIFFS OF GORMAN Rally, double-points, at the Hungry Valley state vehicle recreation . area in Gorman, October 5. Plans for the rally license school October 4 became " tentative" since last issue but current information · should have been received. Call me if you need info. EAST OF INDIO VI will begin October 31 at the Best Western Date Tree Motel with registration, tech inspection, beginner's orientation, and party. Drivers' meeting and rally will be early Saturday, November 1. Mountain roads in the daylight with desert roads planned. for evening. Contact Roger Allison (714) 736-1442. The Prescott Rally had some of the best roads anywhere, at any price in town. Teams transited from Prescott to the start in the_ghost town of Jerome, following a steep, winding dirt and gravel road past a gold mine. At the start competitors were treated . to a sweeping Verde River Valley view accented by billowing rain clouds, thunder-showers and lightning over red-rock cliffs. · Radio crews proved· their worth when two non-raUy vehicles, ( one who deliberately ran through a control) were reported on stages one and three. The half hour delay was muted by . the mounting storm and awesome scenery below. The start control for stage 3 was forced to scramble when a flash flood roared through. The control moved the start line in time for the cars, then calmly re-settled at the designated spot for the next go-round. The event finished within an hour of the scheduled time, back in Prescott. . Bomb-out award, with new brass fasteners and engraved plate· was presented by Dean · Blagowsky and Sheri Morgan to Gary Luke and Mark Williams. Their Fiat 131 just couldn't handle the event, and decided to retire. early. Dean had pledged to drive the event with extreme caution until the bomb-out award was guaranteed to belong to someone else. His caution worked, but his car failed to avoid another big crunch. Colorado visitors Regan Smolkovich and Brian McDer-mott battled their Open-class Arrow through much of the event and settled for fifth overall. Jim Jacobson and George Ottley won the ''.true grit" award. Jim's Eagle broke a transmission part, witl,1 the only existing part in Tucson. He drove 225 miles south to Tucson, drove back 225 miles, replaced the part Friday night, rallied 225 miles and finished the event. WHEW! Organizer Rob Cherry spent three days after the event checking scoring times against control log sheets. The "O" control caj_ght some competitors by surprise, affecting the final results: :if/2.'c., OPEN:·"';", 1. Pe.terson/ Love 2. Bell/ Bell 3. P!;ltts/ Arnold 4. Sinolkovitch Ni'<:Derrnott 5. Griffin/ Cwiak 6. ~och/ Frazee · 7. Ewing/ Reedy 8. Heuring/ Snyder 9. \'.;igier/ Finn · 10. Jacobson/Ottley 11. Gutzmann/ Love. STOCK: 1. Hocker / Moore 2. Grav/Jameson 3. Huil/Smith 4. Daland/Bowman 5. Eklund/Illige 6. Biddlingmeier /Therm I . ' I , I l I I : f I I I I i,

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Sand and Dollars By Sue Stewart Photos: Bill Sch~ppy • The Lisbon Rodeo had teeter totters, teaching all a sense of balance. July is the month that 4x4s converge on easter_n Ohio for drag racing big machines for big money, starting out the fourth of July weekend at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds in Zanes-ville, Ohio. The event is known as Safe~A-Rama and is sponsored by the Zavi Shriners, and produced by ·the Y-City Hill~oppers. The competitors had a chance to run under the lights before a jam packed grandstand of 18,000 spectators, with a 70% payback to whet their appetites for the bigger purses offered later in the weekend. The proceeds from the July 4th event go to the Shriner's hospitals and the Burn Institute . . After the finish of the drags, the Shriners lit the sky in celebration. July 5th the action moved to i:he Hilltoppers race facility on Granger Hill in South Zanesville, for the 7th annual Sand Nationals & Rendezvous 9. Both events have been produced separately in the past, but the Hill toppers felt that by combining all their efforts into one event, they would improve the competition. Over one hundred and twenty five competitors were ready to push their machines to the limit for a share of the $11,000 in prize monies to be awarded to the winners. Competition began on the drag strip, with single elimina-tion drags run in IHRA fashion. Race q_ction · was nonstop as racing began with the small classes and worked its way into the faster more powerful classes. Then the winners of the first round continued until each class had eliminated down to two vehicles. Then racing halted as · club president Roy Hurt presented an award to Dave and Faith Price of Norwalk, Ohio for ~ - their contributions to organized four wheeling, and the monster trucks Lil Eagle, Holmans Beast, and Tiny Tank put on a show of Page 48 car crushing. deter the competitors who chose Once the monsters had . to challenge it. Action began with finished, the action returned to the larger classes and worked racing with the class winners down to the smaller cars and each being determined. Then the ran the hill with the same spirit as winners returned for the running they had run the drags. With the , of the Top Eliminator. Ed close of the hill came the close of Harney of Hammond, Indiana the 1986 Sand Nationals. won Small Eliminator in his flat Two weeks pass, and fender "Lay Me Down II", Sandy competitors ready their vehicles Crosby of Cleves, Ohio won the for the next money run, fine Middle Eliminator, and Bruce tuning for the oldest event in East Westfall of Canton, Ohio took Coast racing, Tri-Counties 4x4 Big Eliminator in the Summit Rodeo in Lisbon, Ohio, with a Machine. The three competed prize purse of $3,000. The for the title Top Eliminator, with Rodeo turned twenty-one this Sandy Crosby taking the win in year, and has been a racing her black CJ "Powerhouse tradition on the East Coast since Madness" and the first day of the its inception as 4 Wheel-A-Rama Sand Nationals came to an end. in 1965. It was renamed 4x4 Sunday competition began on Rodeo in 1967. Durng the next the uphill drags, running again in two years classification and the fast paced IHRA running safety became a major concern, order. Drivers readied their seat belts became mandatory and minds and machines, each open vehicles required a roll knowing the slightest mistake cage. There were now four , would put them out of the classes; Y-8, Y-6, and straight 4 money. For the uphills there was and 6 cylinder formed the three no eliminator series. Once the men's classes, and one class for uphills were completed the the ladies. In 1969 members of popular monster trucks again the Tri-County Four Wh~elers demonstrated their ability at met with the Allegheny Jeepers, flattening cars, and competition and the Triangle Jeep Club and moved to the hillclimb. formed the East Coast Four The Granger Hill hilldimb is a Wheel Drive Association. th°e very steep straight up-climb. But charter clubs' main objectives the sheer, imposing climb did not were to promote the sport of ---=------------------'--- ~ Lil Eagle of Spikers, in Florida, literally flew over the cars. September 1986 Dave Price and his wife Faith were honored for their work in four wheeling . Clarence Stevens in White Lightning, an XB class racer. four wheeling and provid~ uniform rules for competition. The 21st annual Rodeo kicked off with the first round of the Lisbon hillclimb. The fastest or the vehicle to get the farthest up the hill would determine the class winners, and only the winners would share in the prize purse. Bearing this in mind, competi-tors lined up in the staging area to prepare to test their skill and their machines. One by one they took off from the loose dirt bottom, climbing up the first steep incline, forging across a road at the mid-point, and then controlling the· vehicle up the rocky upper half to the finish line. The competition then moved to one of the more popular competitions in the East Coast, the drag strip. It may be of interest that the Rodeo did not have flat drags until 1970, five years after the event began. The drags were run in double elimination style by class. Class winners would have the chance Pennsylvanian Janet Linder on the ·Tri-County Flat Drags. Lonnie Rowe of Indiana starts the uphill drags in a Jeep. Dusty Times

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John Manolakis lifts his wheels on the Lisbon Hillclimb. to run the following day for Top Eliminator, once the classes had been run, and the first day was completed. · The second day of the Rodeo opened with the Top Eliminator dash, and Jim Wagner of the Tiretown Four Wheelers won the title. Following the drags the second r9und of the hill was run, and finally the event moved into its final phase, the obstacle course. The Tri-County obstacle has become somewhat of a legend on the. east coast, ·it's known as a killer. Althoµgh a fairly short_ course, it is a test of both the drivers' skill and the strength of the vehicles which challenge it. The course is two loops, one short, and one long. Competitors. must complete both loops with the first one back to the starting line the winner. Both loops have their share of deep soft sand, mud, trees and water hazards to bury, bash and/ or drown the average · vehicle. If that were not enough, the competitors must Terry Shook, of Saxonburg, PA, in the Iron Horse. Junior Coconius, of Zanesville, in the new Pepsi Machine. DustyTimes ~ -OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM . By Nels Lundgren .. -The Checkers Off Road Racing T earn is saddened to announce the passing away of one of our most dedicated supporters. In the early morning of Wednesday, July 30th, Louise Barbara Reider, loving wife of Marty Reider, succumbed to cancer. Born February 1 7, 1940 in Los Angeles, Louise is survived by her husband Marty, son Danny and daughter Debra, and one grand-child. The services were held at Holland and Lyons Chapel, Saturday, August 2, 1986, and burial was at Desert Memorial. Park in Ridgecrest, CA. The se·rvices were performed by Reverend James Lee, with many Checkers, old and new, and friends of the family and from the desert in attendance. Our thoughts and hearts go out to her · family. All of us at DUSTY TIMES extend our sincere sympathy to Marty Reider and his family in their great loss. Louise was a good friend, a real enthusiast, and ,most courageous in her long fight against the deadly disease. Louise was special in many ways, and we remember her instant support of DUSTY TIMES - she was our very first subscriber three years ago. Louise will be sorely missed, and we wish her Godspeed. first drive over giant teeter totters. First used in 1973 the drivers find getting over the obstacle is an act of :balance, getting the upper side to drop slow enough to keep from damaging the suspension system. The teeter totters were deleted in 1982 because they were worn · out. But, Tri-County ,reintro-duced them in 1985, much to the delight of many, and to the September 1986 PIT TEAM REGISTER 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 3117 Killarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) ~41-0155 CHECKERS Max Norris, President 4910 Townsend Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90041 . (213) 255-1053 - (213)'254-1531 CORE Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 .. Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 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 anguish of others. The Tri-County obstacle was run in double elimination, and featured a Top Eliminator. Both the Sand Nationals and the 4x4 Rodeo were sanctioned by the East Coast Four Wheel Drive Association. So, along Malcolm Vinje, President 476 West Vermont Escondido, CA 92025 (619) 292-0485 {home) (619) 743-1214 (work) Radio-FM a 152.960 MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon Hills Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 {home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month -Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955 (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 with the money offered, drivers were also competing for season points in the Region C Hi points series and end of the year pay offs. So for Eastern Ohio, July came to a close with the sand and dollars, fast 4x4s, and th~ excitement that goes with them. Page 49

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: Class 2 Chenowth 2000, Proven Winner! 116 in. WB, 17 in. rear travel, 12 in. front travel, Wright rack and · combos, UMP power steering, 22 gallori cell, secondary torsion, Super Boot, Beard seats, Fox shocks, Carr brakes, Micro stub. Less engine and trans, $8800.00 - negotiable. Call Jerry Penhall (714) 650-3035. FOR SALE: 1962 Baja Bug, 106 inch wheelbase, Wright beam -5" wider. Combo spindles, rack & pinion, Centerline wheels, Beard seats,· 25 gallon fuel cell, 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. H.P.S. Oil, Dana, Tony, Ben, Carmen I and IL Thanks, Octavio S. FOR SALE: Funco SS 2, Class 1-1600. Fresh Porsche red paint, braided lines, gauges, complete instrume,nts, 'S 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: As new 110" Chenowth Chromoly 2-1600. New engine, fresh tranny, fresh front end, 10 Bilsteins, P.S., Summers stubs, Sway-A-Way bars and axles, Super Boot turbos. All new brakes and cylinders, Centerlines, Yoko-hamas, Pumper, new Taylor seats, new skid plates and belly pan, new paint in and out. Cari be race ready in' 1/2 hour. Will trade for auto, truck, boat. Call (619) 589-6770 days, (619) 697-3838 eves. 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 Bruckmann 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: '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. FOR SALE: Class 5 car, fresh 2270 VW engine, bus trans, Hewland gears, turbos, Super Boot, Wright front end, power stet.ring, 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: Cla~s 10 two seat. Power steering, Fox shocks, 25 gal. cell, Woods rear arms, Palmer front end, Hi Jumper chassis. Fresh 1650 motor and tranny. Tandem trailer, tire rack, spare parts and tires. Beard seats, Filler harnesses. $14,000. Call (818) 846-5933 o r (818) 344-2693. FOR SALE: Funco two seater, pre-runner, 110" WB, swing axle, new seats, fresh trans, Parker Pumpers, Wright steer-ing. W /trailer, $3600. Call (714) 636-3590, eves. call Dave. (714) 891-0759. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600 Chenowth, AMS front end, Neal pedals, Bilsteins, fuel cell, Pumper. Car comes complete with a trailer. Less engine and trans, only $2500. DonHatz 1-2-1600 engine, $1500. Call (818) 889-0294, ask for Fred. FOR SALE: Two Championship winning Toyota off road factory backed pickup trucks. Both short course stadium and desert unlimited. These have been driven very successfully by I van Stewart, Steve Millen and Frank Arciero,Jr. They will be available in the very near future. Includes an enormous inventory of spare parts and will be race ready. $50,000 each. Call Cal, (714) 894-7343. FOR SALE: 1979 Chevy Luv. 1983 second overall points HORA Class 7S. Summers rear end, Fuel Safe, Goodyear tires, Rancho take aparts shocks, spare engine and trans. Many extra parts, ready to race. Complete with trailer , pit tools and equipment. Perfect truck for someone starting out. $5000 OBO. Call (818) 367-1634. FOR SALE: New, 1986 four seat Hi Jumper with chromoly torsion housings, Kroyer 3x3 rear arms, bus trans, big block VW, approx. 2088cc. Beard seats, Bilstein shocks, Wright front end and steering, Center-line wheds, Yokohama tires w/ spare (5). Would make good pre-runner or modified two seater. 11 7" wheelbase. $2300 or best reasonable offer.Jack McMillen, P.O . Box 605, Gabbs, NV 89409. r-----------~-----------~--------------------, Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words, not including name, address and phone number, Add $5,00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print, · NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIBERS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE ,f you act now and subscribe, If you wish to use a photo m your free ad, enclose $5,00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. Enclosed is$ ___ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _____ times. Name------------------ ---- ---Address _________________ Phone ____ _ _ City _____________ _ s·tate ____ ZiP -----'---Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave,, Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Page 54 September 1986 FOR SALE: Hi Jumper RSII 1-1600. Raced 3 times since total rebuild. Fresh · paint, ready to letter. Engine has 2500 miles total. KC, Kennedy, Flameout, N ea!, T ectira, Bilstein; Howard, AeroQuip, Beards, J a-Mar, much more.Trailer, tire rack and spares. Over $7000 invested, sell for $6000 OBO. Call (602) 956-5891. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, fresh engine and Hewland Bus trans. Race prepped and ready to go. 10" shock front end, power steering, disc brakes, quality parts throughout. Price includes tandem axle trailer and spares. $14,000. Call (714) 891-3059 eves. and weekends. 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. WANTED: Off roaders to assist factory sponsored Class 7S for moving pits and chasing starting with the Baja 1000, Nov. 5 and the '87 season for five major races. Must be knowledgeable and have mechanical background in foreign mini trucks, flexible work hours. Compensation based upon time, mileage and winning performance. Contact Andy (619) 726-0130 or Terry (619) 588-0400. FOR SALE: Class 7S, Score/ HORA approved. '84 Mazda, race ready. 4 extra motors, trans, tires, rims, parts, galore. 9" Ford spool, disc brakes, RE servo 18, shocks, Mastercraft seats, all cash offers considered or licensed pre-runner or pick up. Contact Andy Felix at (619) 726-0130 or (619) 588-0400. FOR SALE: 1971 Ford Bronco, Pro built Class 3. Rare Boss 302, Art Carr trans., Hi-Po transfer case and drive shafts, custom disc brakes, custom power steering, all braided lines, fuel cell, Summers Bros., Rancho suspen-sion, Diest, Flame Out, B & M, Bridgestone, Motorcraft, and much more. $8,500OBO. (818) 966-1393. FOR SALE: 1985 Parker 400 winner, Class 2-1600. 111" wheelbase, 1640 lbs. dry, all aluminum body, only the finest parts used. UMP power steering, Fox positive sensitive shocks, turbo CVs, Summers Bros. stubs, 22 gal. fuel cell, Taylor seats, Neal pedals 'and turning brake. 100 pem;nt stainless steel plumbing, Wright combo spindles, JT front arms. .091 trans by Jeff Fields with new Hewland ring & pinion and Dukes aluminum carrier. Fast and reliable motor 'by EMS. Everything is fresh and ready to race. Car cost $28,000 to build. Will sell for $11,000 complete or $9000 less engine and trans. Call Fred at (818) 889-0294, eves. FOR SALE: Toyota 18 RUG complete motor, 2000cc, DOHC. Two new sidedraft Mikuni carburetors, many spare parts. Excellent condition, never raced, $900.00 complete. Call Mark, (818) 303-3415 or Dick (213) 426-1912 days, 498-7812 eves. FORSALE: 1984FuncoA~Arm Class 10 car. New bead locks, transmission, eng1ne, tires. Best of everything, excellent condi-tion. Call Gary at (818) 891-8223. A bargain at $10,500. FOR SALE: Class 5 convt. New 2180cc engine, Super Boot, 930 C .V .s , Wright front end, Centerlines, Mastercraft seats, Parker, 18 foot tandem trailer, six spares and misc. Finished third in the 1986 Mint 400. Race Ready, $9500 or trade. Call (619) 344-2451. FOR SALE: Raceco, Class 1-2-1600. Hatz motor, Jeff Field trans, Fox shocks, turbo CVs, Super Boot, Neal pedals, "all the good stuff". Ready to race. Just finished the Barstow 250, and this was my last race. $10,500. Contact Larry, days (805) 643-2376 or eves. (805) 649-2687. FOR SALE: 1970 Triumph, 650cc Bonneville, by second owner. Excellent condition, virtually all original. New tires, $1200. Call (501) 521-6390. FOR SALE: Funco Class 10, fresh 1641 engine and trans. Power steering, pumper, Bil-steins, Flame-out, Earls, Wright, Mastercraft, Fat, Neal, Fuel Safe, Dura Blue, K & N. $6000. Call Mike after 5:00 p.m. at (714) 772-3877. DustyTimes

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The· Losers. We -went to the. Coliseum in July to see what has since been nicknamed the "Destruction Derby". Brief as it was, the evening made Losers out of a passel of folks. . . It started early, in the Su'per 1600 Trophy Dash, when Rick Jones rolled his Funco over a~d over, . getting his evening off to a bad beginning. As they towed it away after the race, a rear wheel rolled off. · Mitch Mustard a·lso broke his Chenowth in the Dash, and sat on the track, parked and waiting for the tow truck. The Ultra-Stockers then got off to a tangled start, when Greg George,, dueling with Vince -Tjelmeland, got nudged into the haybales, apparently stalled tried to restart, slid backward~ downhill a bit, got sideways and -jammed up the peristyle uphill. Only Vince went on. They had to restart the race. On the second start Ken Kazarian broke his Scirocco on the first lap, and sat next to the wall on the west end turn, like a target waiting to be rear-ended for .a couple of laps. Tjelmeland won the ·heat, but on the victory podium was out of· his car nervously looking at his rear suspension which was visibly sagging, and boded ill fot the main event. . · In the 1-2-1600 race Carl Asterino got his Funco stuck on the peristyle hill early, ahd sat there for-the whole heat. He .was unable to move because of a left rear flai:. ' 'The start of the bike race is signaled when a giant rubber-band, stretched out in front of the riders, is released and -snaps back to the sides of the track. We sympathized with one biker who was somehow caught when the rubber band snapped back. It tangled in his wheel and as he accelerated, pulled him head first mto the wall and dumped him. He did a lot of excited waving and yelling while the course workers untangled the rubbery thing from his bike, and his fellow competitors were a full , half lap ahead of him before he got started. In one Class 10 heat Ron Gates, in a Funco·, diqn't make it up Peristyle Hill and rolled back to sit parked in the ' haybales a spectator. There was a m.e~y start in the second Class 10 heat, FOR SALE: Brand new 120" W .B. Brand wood Tandem, never been on dirt. Best of every-thing. Link combos, Fox shocks, Porsche, Sway-A-Way, Wright, figured . out wh9 the othe.r car howled with glee. The Rough . By Judy Smith · was, as· the course workers Driving Committee took a dim couldn't figure out how to get it view of it all, and later fined and then Larry Ragland was out out of there and left it for the Harris $1000. on the first lap. John Sprague, balance of the evening. It took the course workers driving Ron Carter's Chenowth, Randy Rhinehart looked good several laps to untang'le things, was crowded into the wall and for a while in his Funco, but then and each time the still racing then had trouble steeri~g. Max pulled over, parked and got'tlut trucks would come.around there Razo got his car stuck together to watch frorri the grandstands. was imminent danger of another w'ith Mike Withers' Chenowth Chuck Adamson also parked , tangle since Walker Evans had and they played push and shove. early. Mike Withers, .on thelast run out of power in the middle of for a whil,e. It was a particularly lap, taking the second jump on the turn, and he was just parked incongruous sight as Razo had his · the. front straight' a bit cockeyed, there, watching the action and car decorated with a set of plastic couldn.'.t find a gear after landing, the traffic jam. "Bull's Balls"... and got himself sideways jusr as Afterthat, Thompson, about a Jimmy Nichols, who led that., two other-" cars came over the lap and a half down, began heat for a while, broke a tie· rod,· jump'b1hind him. Unable to do . smoking heavily, but k'ept and was sidelined. And in _ the anything about it: Tommy Croft, - moving. Mears, his truck looking first mini truck heat Spence Low .running fourth behind Withers' almost as bad as the one he · hadanunevenridewhenhisleft third, hit 'him squarely finished the Barstow race with, rear suspension sagged out. And amidships. At \t;ast it did hit a bump wrong on the we'st Glenn Harris went up in a cloud Withers-the favor 6f aiming him end of the track, got himself on of smoke, then steam, and finally frontward ag~in. Mike, now two wheels again, and once again, had to be towed away. · behind, took 'off in pursuit of did a miraculous save. But this In the second truck heat, Billy Croft. . / · time the truck veered sharply Moore, starting in the back row, But then, ·up at the top of the' le'ft, .and parked; · mid't'ay made it up Peristyle Hill and then Peristyle ... , 'the whole thing through the turn and sideways to his truck took an abrupt bounce jammed up. All the leaders traffic. It looked as if his steering to the right and stuffed itself into somehow tangled, with Brad had quit, but turned out that the something solid, and never ' Castle, Larry Noel, John jolt had knocked Roger's head moved again. Brockett and Dave Bonner in a on the rollbar and he was out Roger Mears, fighting a good jumbled heap. Croft, Withers cold. He sat there for several fight for second place, got too and a few others sneaked by to minutes, groggy, but not dose in the right turn just get to the finish line and come in seriously hurt. · heading into the Peristyle Hill, first and second, while the course Meanwhile, Spencer Low's got his two right side wheels on workers frantically tried to Nissan gave up on the Peristyle top of the barriers, and did what untangle the mess on the hill. Hill. Steve Millen, finding it hard the Joey Chitwood folks call a The truck main was big, with to see in the smoke trail that "ski", and then, just as a rollover 14 trucks and lots of excitement. Thompson was leaving, d~ove, looked inevitable, saved it and R~ger Mears set the pace as ·he clear up on the back of th~ landed on all fours, but he'd lost_ came off the Peristyle downhill a. · Chevy, but fell back off without second place. - bit too far to.rqe right and landed hurting himself. The, race ended The UltraStockers · and 1-2- in the haybales,. saved himself in mass confusion, the track 1600s ran together in the main, and kept moving on, iri. a cloud of clouded with smoke frorri and once again, Greg George, , hay. Then, 'about midway' Thompson's truck, and no one whose dad said he was . through the race, as the slower too sure who placed where, but underpowered for this race; · trucks were being caught and the audience loved it. stalled at the base of the Peristyle, lapped, Tom Haliburda ~ouldn't We've since been to Riverside, · first lap. Tjelmeland ran far back get through turn one, and where the Losers happen just as in the main, and, as predicted, his stopped up 'everything but fast and fruiously, but they're rear suspension fell apart on him. Sherman Balch, who was leading. harder to find, since they're Finally, on the next to last lap, He trapped Danny iThompson, parked all over the Riverside pit dragging badly, he tried to go up who was putting on the most area. We know that Roger Mears· the Peristyle Hill and ended up· ·exciting race of rhe night trying to · rolled both his-new desert truck parked midway. get Balch. As other trucks came and his new short course Hard-The Class 10 main event, with into the turn, vainly trying to get body Nissan in practice, and Ed 20 cars, was an invitation to by, they stuffed themselves Martensen broke his two seater, disaster. There was a big pile up together, some hitting Thomp-and Cameron Steele tore out the in the first turn, and only four son, others crunching into stock torsion center on his new cars got through. On the restart, Halib_urda, Finally, Glenn Harris, 5-1600 car on Friday. Jerry Ed Martensen, who was judged getting wide, got. a run around, Whelchel did what Sal Fish to be the cause of the-pile up, had and apparently thinking he could called the "most violent" endo to start at the back of the pack. shove Haliburda through the he'd ever seen, at the start of the From then on it was a destruction turn, came at him hard. But first Class 10 heat. He flew up derby. It was hard to tell who did instead of shoving · Haliburda, high, landed violently on the what to whom. Max Razo and who must have been stuck firmly nose, went' up again and came someone else tangled and ended between the wall and Thompson, . down on the rear, i:ook off again, parked in the stairs betw.een the it turned him up on his side, and rolled over and landed on his up and do~n hill for the rest of part, way over as. Harris's truck wheels. The· medics were right the race. Razo was straddling the climbed up onto the side of there; and he was-taken to the haybales, the other car on its .lid Haliburda's pink Mazda and hospital right away to check out for quite a while. We never parked there. The audience his knees which looked badly INDEX TO ADVE.RTISERS-damaged. It turned out he's . suffered just bruises and ·cuts, · albeit severe ones, but was too . badly hurt to drive either the Class 10 main, or the other two races he'd entered. . Curt LeDuc, who thrilled everyone last . year in his duel with Wal'ker Evans, got sideways in the slippery stuff just after the start. He doesn't know if he was pushed or not, but he went over and over. Luckily no one ran into him, and he was able to go on after a few minutes, but got only part way around his first lap and his tranny cooler, which had been damaged, pumped all the fluid out. Scoop Vessels was rear ended at the start of the Heavy Metal !;,ash, and suffered a flat along with other damage, and never got to the race, Don Adams, in the same event, broke a front axle, then ran in two wheel drive until tlie Quad-A-Trac burned up and broke the chaiP, and. he was out. Larry Minor's Oldsmobile ran fifth i_n the Heavy Metal race for a while, but it overheated, and finally was out, with steam pouring out of everywhere. In the Class 10 main John Sprague took a bad bump in the first rough stuff off the pavement, · ·and ended up sideways, . almost,. but not quite going over:. He got straightened around and went on, and then, as '.he came -along . Thompson's · Ridge, later in the same lap, the , center of his wheel let go, and it .took off. lt flew into the infield, took a bounce that set it towards . the "Animal" spectator area, 80 feet in the air. It barely missed a . flagman or two, and was finally corraled by another flagman after it bounced back onto the ridge and rolled down into the infield. Danny Thompson had · his Chevy truck looking very good during Sunday morning practice, but he took the first bumps off the pavement too fast, and did a hard endo, landing on his head and scattering body panels in the dust. The truck wouldn't move any more, and he sat out the rest of the practice session, finally being towed off. When his dad asked him how he was, Danny said he· needed to know if they could fix it in time to race. When Mickey said they could, Danny told him that in that case he'd need to relocate the crotch strap . . The truck did get repaired, but as he hit those bumps again, the power Steering went' out. Danny was probably relieved. Centerlines, fuel cell, Parker Pumper, Ja-Mar, Neal, Rapid Cool, · much more. Everything new, nothing used. $16,000 invested, must sell. $4500 less engine and trans. Call Gene: (602) 831-8166 in Tempe, AZ. FOR SALE: Class 10 A-Arm Funco, short course car. Goshen motor, P /S, the best of every-thing with spares. Ready to race. A & D Buggies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 A.D.R.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41· A.M.S.A ................................ 33 Audi .' . ... , ............................... 7 Bilstein Corp. of America .... ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 McKenzie Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mikuni American Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nevada Qff Road Buggy . .. . .. . .. . .. .. . .. . . . 10 Nissan Motor Corp. US.A. ·. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Score International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 $8000. 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Only $10.00 a month, plu s $5.00 f o r a Elrod kacing'Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Filler Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Firestone Tire & Rubber . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Goodyear Tire &' Rubber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hot Shoes Racing Brakes . ....... , . . . . . . . . . . 23 Trackside Photo Enterprises :--... , ............ 49 Tri Mil Industries , .........• , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Uniden Race Radios . . . ......... . . ' .. : . . . ; . . -43 Uni Filter . ; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Unique Metal Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Valley Performance -Hewland , ............... ·4 picture, payment in advance. 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