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IN
THE
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ROCKIES.
David Ashley and his Jeep Comanche dust-off the Class 7-S competition.
Tires: Goodyear Wrangler radials.
Over
100
years
ago,
Craig,
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Colorado
was
the romping ground
for
Butch Cassidy and
his
"Hole-
in-the-Wall"
gang.
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In
mid-September, Craig
was
the romping ground
for
a different
breed
of
trailblazers:
off-road
racers.
· Located
some
210
miles north-
west of.Denver, and over
1100
feet
higher, Craig
was
the
site of
the
·
, inaugural HDRA/SCORE Colorado
300
off-road race.
.
No
pre-running
was
allowed
at
this event.
So
when
the
drivers and their
vehicles lined up
to
take-on
the
wilds of
the
Rockies,
the
course
was
a
mystery.
·
After racing began,
the
course
remained a
mystery.
Because
the
thin,
,flry
Colorado
air
was
so
thickened
by
dust and
silt,
some
drivers had
to
"feel their
way
through:'
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In
Class
8,
Walker Evans
gripped the course and took his
big
Dodge Ram
to
victory on Goodyear
Wrangler radials.
As
did Class
7-S
winner David
Ashley.
His Jeep Comanche
also
ran
on
Goodyear Wrangler radials.
The same tires
you
can
buy
for
yourtruck. - ·
They're
the
tires engineered
to
take on'the toughest terrain .. The
toughest conditions:
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So
no
matter what kind of truck
you
qwn, get the
tir~s
that will take
you
through thick and thin.
Goodyear Wrangler radials.
They're the tires
we
race.
And
the
tires that win.
Take
me
home.
The
quick
way.
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THE
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~Two
of
the
best
of
the
dust
eaters
that
raced in
the
.
IjIDRAColorado
300
were
Russ
Welch,
top,
artd
Bob
Richey. Russ
-Welch drove his
O.R.E
. all four laps alone
to
score his first Class 10
_ f ictory this· year.
Russ
won
the
competitive ~lass_ by over five.minutes
and
he
placed eleventh overall as well. Bob Richey led
most
of
the
way
in Class
2,
and
he
also drove
the
entire distance. But, his margin in
victory was a
narrow
44
seconds,
and
he came
home
sixth overall in his
· ~-aceco. Congratulations
to
·
aU
. the winners in Golorado.
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Let
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mightbe
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forthis
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HORA
Colorado
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at Craig last September. But,
who
would
want
to
\:,ail
out
of
a
winning truck? The. ii~hide is· Dav_e Ashley's Class 7S winnin~ Jeep Comanche,· arid
co~driver
Wally
Kaiser
is
no
doubt
making a hasty exit
to
assist in the
pit
.
stop
chores.
At
least he knows where
there
is
an ample supply
of
tie wraps.
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October
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Desert
Racers
Association
Mike
Church
,
the
Class
10
ANAL
BALLOTS for th~ HDRA/ SCORE Off-Roa:dsm~n Award~ have
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priver
Rep.,
and
I
we
_
re
t~re-JX>_
II
· been mailed to all CURRENT members
of
these organi;atioris,
If
you have ·
·•.
the
class
to
determine
1f
their- . riot received your ballot/ perhaps your rp.embership. has· expired
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UNANIMOUSLY
NEGATIVE
HDRA 702-361,5404,
or
-SCORE, 818-:889-92
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6, a
callifyou
need to
. ·
attitude
.
on
this
.
matter
:
had
~e
riew
: Membership
fe
e
is
$50
per year for
e;ich
organization. ·. ' ·
.~,
.
changed. . . . .
OFF
ROAD
-
ENGINEERING
is
.do~ing '
to
the
'.
publk
'
on
the first ot .
(The
tuu
·
following
notes u,ere
',
sent
to
.
Bill
Savage,
Technical
Director
of
the Score/
HDRA
Desert Series
early
in October.
Jhe
subject
matter
is
of
intere
st
to all
associations
who
use. the
Score/HORA
rule
book
as
a guid
e.
ed
,) .
Well
, Bill,
here
it
is
the
second
Novembe
,r
. The;
well
known
offroad
,.
prep shop and
chassi~
. building firm in' ·
our
~ right
to
EFFECTIVE
input,
·
week
in
Octob
er . .
Mike
arid I Chatsworth,
CA
is
p.ot
.closing
fo
t lack
of
business
or
for.fi~ancial reasons.
we
will
continue
to
lose
stand
eady ~o
carty
'
out
our
'
part
Rather it
is
because
of
a new business that PresidentGregLew\nhas become
competitors
and
··•
sponsors
_
to
of
th_e
'
agree~
e,
nt
_
but,
as
usual
; heavily involved with,.
th
e l:oyotaRacing Oevelopmen
t.
ofCalifornia firm;
other
forms
;
of
motorsport
where
.
~othmg
has,
been
done
.
on
·
your
. The.
new
company, headed. by
I.J
cS
yd
and Chet Huffman;
will
be a major
that
input
has
i:neaning! . . . _ · end! -
Why
is
that
, Bill]?
Ir
is·. distributorof all manner
of
parts, both performance and cosmetic, toToyota
The
·
IDRA.
stands
.
firmly
extremely difficult
to
poll
the
·
s6
. dealers and other shops. Lewin
will
COI).tinue
to oversee the-race readiness
of
behind
the
vast
majority
of
Class
members
of
Class
10
.
oil
the
the Huffman machines
as
well
as
_the Toyota truckofCam Thiedot. Racers
all
8
competitor
s-in
strongly
urging
results
of
this
meeting,
when
no
over the San Fernando Valley will
rriil?S
Off
Road Engineering,
)::,ut
~e
aU
wish ·
Score
/
HORA
to
terminate
the
meeting
has
·
taken
place.
Once
Greg·
we!Lin
his new ventur
e.
.
.
We
;
at
IDRA,
as well as
our
,
use
of
aluminum
en
gine
blocks
..
again
.
our
input
has
been
THE
SNORE
RACES
around
Las
Vegas,
NV
: this season_
hav.e
,
fe
a
tti.red
a
Class 8-
membership,
are
all very. effective -
January
l ,
1.?88, . as
IGNORED
by
your
·
office,
uniquedrawingfor a crisp $.500 bill at their
aw~i-ds
cer~mony, Th~
Qualm
concerned
with
your
,
latest
originally agreed.·, , · - · _
perh~ps
:
on
the
theo
ry
that
this
State Oil bonus
of$500
is
awarded
via
this drawing to.qne lucky,dnver. The -
pos
jti~n;re~arding
the
aluminum
· . · *See
rule
.
CR
22, .
Class
8,
· problen,-i ~ w
_j
ll
just
._.
:go · away.
·.
cars are required
to
wear'a Q.uaker_St;ite decal in the race, the names
in
the
block
15.5ue.
. . .
19tn
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I988
rule
book
.
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_
isn't
go
__
ing·
to
w_
orktbat
_ cj.rawingareallthedtiversofrecordofthe
1
·starthingentryI,am~thedr_iverhmust
EVERYONE
in
.
Class
8
~
, bepresentatthe~wardspresenta
!J
o1H9c aim,t eprize.
twasa~usmgt
atat
Und
-
erstood
that
the
use
of
these . . . Id . 2" h ·way• Bill!
!,
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·.
. · · . : th~ lavish awards brunch, which _
was
virtu;illy free t~ competitors, for the
ltwou
·
app
~ar.
tuat
y~m . ave .
It
may
be
t
hatthis
is going
to
, SNORE 250 last September at the Gold Coast
Hotel~
Casinp that the.first
engine
b!()J::ks
would
NOT
be
·
forgotten
the
text
of
ourJuly
be
the
new
rule
because
YOU
th
re
enainesd
r
awnfound
.not one driverpresent. Firsttomiss.the$500was
allowed aftev
January
1,
1988
.
1987
discussion
rega~qing
the
arid ,
Score
/
HORA
have
·
man-
Mike.Willi~ms, next it
was
Mark Temple, -and third it
was
Jack Ramsay:
This
understanding
was
arrived
CLASS
_
10
FOU~_
· V
ALY~
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dated
it -
i:~
be
that
· way.
The
i:
e is,
·.
Fiiially, on the fourth
t;
ry, Shawn
Lee
;·
who
placed second in Class 5-1600in
at
after.
vote
in
that
class
IS?UE
:
So,
I
~ould
like
to
take
admittedly,
little I _
or
IDRAcan
therace cameforward"toacceptthe$SOO.
Nodoubthei
s
ve
r,
yJ1appyhecame
demo
-
nstra
.
ted
that
a
vast
this
oppo.rtumty
to. refresh yo':'r
do
about
that
:
What
1.
can
do
is
to
theb~uQ
i;
h
todaim
his trophy,
as
he went
ho~e
$5()0 richer . . - . -
majority
of
·
the
members
·
were
.
memory.
As
you
may
recall, :m
make
.
the
:en.
tire
off
road
·
_-
THE
CONTINENTAL
RALLY
organizers have a flyer cjrculatfng on
an
opposed
to
the
use
of
these late July,
Score
/
HORA
met
with
..
community
aware
of
the
way this · event scheduled for July 30; 1988. This
is
··
billeg .
a~
,a 20;000 mile route
blocks.
Now
you
tell
u~
that
the
IDRA, repre&ented
by
Rod
Hall,
matter
has
been
handled
and
the
through 48 states and seven Canadian Provin
eis
.
TheOfl
yer promises a million
use
of
these
motors
will
be
Mark
McMillin,
Mark
Milleron
. ·
apparent
lack
of
regard
;ou
have , dollar
pr.iz
e fund too:
We
know n9tqing more aboutthe event,
J:
~ut ifit sounds
permitted
until
January
1,
1989
,
of
C,O.R
.E. .
and
myself.
for
the
86niembers
of
Class
10! interesting to you, ~rite·
to
, Co~tinent~l Rally, 154~9 53rd A'le; Smit
h,
due
to
your
"commitment
to
the
Al
!
hough
we
: t~mched · .
Of1:
. a . I
appreciate
the
effort
that
Seattle, W
A:
9.8
) 88. . · · ·
--
, . · , ·
·.
· . . .
-
two
yea:r
rule
book",
in
spite
of
...
number
of
topics
m
that
meetmg,
._
.
Score
/
HD
RA
put
forth-
in
PARTY TIME!
The
year .
~nd
6
;nquet produced for the
HDR:A
/ SCORE
-
the
fact
that
their
·
use
is
the
ClassJ_O,
four
valve
~sue
was ·
order
to
-
pot
on-
thdr
~eries
of
De.sertSei-ieswillbeheldonDecemberOSthisyear,amonthearlierthanusual.
specifically
prohibited
in
that
. -
t~~
-
s~bJect
_ ..
of
.
con
s
iderable
events,
and
the
IDRA
is ready _ Also tl
i~
party has moved from Anaheim
to
the Gold
<;::oastHote~
& Casi.
no
very ·
same
book
L* . ' d1scoss1on,
and
I thoui:;,ht
that
we
.
and
:willing
to
assist
them
i~ any inLasVegas;Nevada. A reservation form
is
on.page
17
in
this issue. Seatingis
Where
your
·
true
commit-
had
~eached ·_
~
_cert~m
under
~ way.
we
.
can.
But,
when
our
input
· limited, so don't delay in getting your reservations in to HDRA, wh_o,
are
ments
actually
are
seem
to
be
the
standing
on
this
matter.
. · . ·
is
· totally
ignored
;
and
,
for
no
· organizing the entire affair thi~ year. . . ·
,.
su
,
bject
of
considerable
specula- . _To
r_ecap
t_
he
.
e\'ents
pf
that
a~parent
reason,
it
make~
us
ask · · · · · ·
·.
· · · ·
tion
la_ tely,
but
they
are
_ clearly d n S r /
HORA
agreed Id
WHY
·
THE
1987
TOYS
FOR
TOTS
OFF
ROAD
POKER
RUN
happens
on
··
ISCUSSIO
: _
co._e
.. , · · - t
eage
.
ci
question.
;. _ ?. ·
·.
Novembet14and15n
earBarstow,CA.This_
is
_thesec_ond_annu_a_
ltwoday
n
ot
wi_
th
the
·
so
called
two
year
that
commumcat1on
between
h ·
· . · . - . I.
put
t
at
que_stion
to
you
now• meet tnat has something for everyone.
On
Saturday there
is
a
32:
mile course
rule
book
,
or
this
matter
would
them
( you}
and
the
membe~s
of
Why
has
nothing
been
done?
we
.
on
familiar ground to area offroader~. starting and finishing behind.the.Slash
have
been
resolved
when
the
vote
··
Class 10
had
:
not
been
effecuvely
have
·
discussed
this
·
matter
five X Cafe, for the Poker Run. The. b.est
five
hands plus Lo-Ball hand
receive
was
tabulated.
· · · ?1rried
out,
·
and
__
you
were
·
separate
times,
and
y~u
have · prizes. The entry
fee
is
$·
10.00
and
ii:
is
open
to
aHtwo,thi;ee or four.wee!
off
Sooner
or
later
Score
/
HORA
•nst_
ructed
l;,y
Sal
Fish
;
at
that
assured
me
that
these
I
details road vehicles:
At
the same time there
ill
a Kidero; kids enduro; run open
to
will
have
to
. realize
that
we
all : . time,
to
ga.ther
t~e
necessary
data
.
were
proceeding
on_
schepule
, . . klds-12.
or
under. There.is a
twomi_le
course
,'l:
iest matchedtimes for _two
laps
want
the
sport
·
to
grow
..
and
·
and
hold
a meeting,
at
your
shop
1
Where
I-
come
· -
from
; a .
man
wins, no clocks
or
watches allow~q. There are trophies (or first and secqnd
mature
in
t'o
the
national
.
with
in~ei:estedm
1
e
1
mb
~_~s
ofC
1
!
1
ass ;
does
what
h~
sayshewill
do
·.
It's
a place in
ea.ch
age
group,
a$
5:
00
entry fee; and it
is
open
to
motorcycles
arid
P
rominence
that
it
deserves.
But,
10
t d uss
the
advantages
of
1..c
r I ATVs -only. Add in a riffle with
lots
of prizes that will be held during the ·
. · O,
I~
· . · · . ·
1
very
uasic criteria
,or
su
,
rviva'
awardsforthePokerRunandKidero,andthereiia.fulldayofad
:ivityfora ,
until
the
promoters
recognize using th1s·
motor.
This
meeting
-.
but
has
servedm
:e
well.
Toi~ore
minimal cost; and a worthy cause.All proceeqs
go
·to Toys forTots.
' _·
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.
someone
is
an
insu'lt:
to
ignore86
The Sunday events include another Poker Run
on
the same.course but in
'
people
is,
quite
simply,
foolish. the opposite direction, ·
ai:i-d
another Kidero. There
is
.lots·
of
~pace
for
. '
·
westCOOst
Distributor
fOff
HEWLAND
..
OFF
··
ROADGEARS
-·
AL
·L
GEARS
AVAILABLE
SEPARATE
-
LY
NEW
RATIOS AVAILABLE.
Valley
Performaoce
3700
Mead
Ave
:
Las
Vegas,
NV
89102
702/873-1962 .·
.
Page
4
OUR
PRICE
$695.00 .
-.
Per
Set
-
2 Ratio's .
Available
_
McKenzie
Automotive
-
12945
Sherman
Way
#4
.
North
f:lollywood,
CA
9·1
f;05
·
818/764-6438
Think
·
about
it, Bill. I
anxiously
overnight camping. Green Stickers and approved sparkarrestors are required
await
some
sort
of
answer
. . . .
on
all non street licensed vehicles. All activity,
i11cluding
sign up will be
held
DUSTY
TIMES
wiU
print
any
behind the Slash X Cafe,.12miles south
of
Barstow
on
Highway 247, For
informaticir
1
·on this
serious
series
of
more information call Tom
of
Bev
Moessner at 619-252-2169
or
call the
rule
problems
from
the official
-side
Slash X Cafe a
t:.
619-2.52,
-J 197. . . . .
of
the
fence
,
from
Score/
HDRA
THE
VALVOLINE
0
AOI>ITEAM
won
a~
civerwh
~lming victory at
the
· ,
and/ or Bill Savage, as soon as
it
is
Mid Ohio 24 hour Escor.t Endurance Championship, last$ eptember. It
w.asa
~
available. In.4
racderies
_where the . qnique combo
of
drivers, Jeff Andretti;
John
Butfo.m,Jon )V09dner, Gene
entry
fees
provide
the entire race _Felton and Michael Hoppeli. They won
by
leading all.the
way
and had
an
purse;
it
does
seem
t~t
the
rnle
: eleven lap advantage over second place at the_ finish.
It
seems a good idea
to
makers
should
be
obligated
to
.
listen
put rally drivers, road racers, and series regul
l!
rs on
an
endura_nce team, and
it
to
·
the
opinions and
wishes
of
the
obviously worked in Ohio,
as
the 500
CS
Turbo Qua_ttro took its
seco'nd
~iority
of
the
comp~t
_"t
tors
~ . . vict~ryi11 a row in _the seri¢s: · · ·· · · ·
THE
THIRD
ANNOAJ..,
BAJA
-1000
ENDORANCI;:
-
SAFARI
Vol~
nteers
are
invited
to
cl
i
mb
on
thei
r "Soap
Box
"
arid
fill this
spq.ce
:
with. the
ir
thou
g
hts
about
what
is
-
go
od and what
is
. not
so
good
aqout
the
state
of
off
road
racing. . . .
Call or write DUSTY TIMES
. with
your
ideas
for a Soap ·
Box
.
column,
and
get oh
the
schedule.
HELP
STOP
THE
CRANSTON/WILDERNESS
illl
JOIN
:
· RALLY
is
coming' soon. _As. always it runs in conjunction with the annual
Score
Baja
1000 ·race, which is November 6-8 this year.
The
Safari route
provides a wide variety
oherrain
in
Baja
,California; while keeping speeds
down due ·
to
the format patterned after a time
0
sp~ed-distance rally.
All
·
aspects
of
the·Safa,
i:i
are safe, .yet challenging, with control points,
food
~
nd
,
. fuel readily accessible, and
a-sweep
teamto insurethat_
fl:obody
is
left behind.
The con.trol
poin~
will bf linked through an amateur ra4io network for hoth
progress reports and to direct.medical teams, should
therl:!
oe
~n
em1crg1:nc
y.
The Safari teams ·
will
start
on
Friday' !ll6fning, November
q,
after the -
professhnal:tacers have departed; ~
ci,v
er parts·
ofth.1:
. race cou~se; a_nd be _back
iri
Ensenada before the first
of
the
:r
ace
v~hicles'returris,
Th
e Safari entry
fee
is
$200, plus members
hip',
jnsutance and land use
fees.
Geta
Jl theAetai~ on this '
fun run
fromScordnter
hational. Call 8.18-889-9216. ·_
··
, ·
·
-THE CALIFORNIA DESERT COALl'I'IO~ ~
as
t!staplishedj n resp~rise
0
'to Senator Alan Cranston's"California Desert'Protection.Act,"·
SB
7.The
CDC serves
as
a clearing house to· over
·.
100 orga:riizatiqns and entities .
. opposi
ng
t
he
J:,ill.
The Coalition has aq ,~
ffice
-
in
Riverside
anc,l
can_ supply
handciµt materials, maps arid speakers for various functio~s
'.
Through the
gen
erosity.
of
w alt T rygstad, three '
inch,
;round stickers 'art}
avaHablt:!
' for
promotional purposes. The -stickers' feature·
'.
' S. 7" in .black·
i_
nk
wttl:i
a,
red
circle and slash. Say no to
--
S,7 _in°a'visible
and
distinct
way
_
by
putting this .
sticker
on
your car,; truck and racer.
The
stickers· can
be
·obtafned· frotn the .
'
CDC
office, an_d a orie dollar
.:
donat_ion per sticker
i!
i':
recoriuri.ended. These
. stickerst
shm1ld
pe
in
ev
ery race
rp
-try
packet i~
~he
soudi
we
§t. S,et
tours
and .
:
-,.,
.
.,
· ·
.an
. information
'.
from the org;imzatton· br wntmg
to
the Gahfo
t:
ma
Desert
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..
··
··.
' ' I , ' '
If ·
vou
Are
Coming
to the ·Score/HORA AJ ards Banquet -
Bring
Your
Race
Car - ·
· .. FINAL RACEIN
J"HEl987;
5-No~E/Yo14.0HA,MAPoints Series .. ·.
·.
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- _ · -·
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Yokohama
Tire
Corpora.tio~ . -
1988 SNORE RACE
SCHEDULE
1.
. ·
The
Bottom
Dollar -
February
13
·
The
Twilight Race -·
June
11
The
-Midnight Special. --July 30-31
_ ·
The
SNORE
250
-·
September
23-25
The .Yoko-
Loco-
:October
29
·
The
Black
Jack
200
-
December
3
., I '
Entry
Fe
_e
-.
$200
plul
$65
fo
r
lns
,
urance
. _ ONE
DA
y
--
EVENT · . ,
~ ~
. ·. t
Regi~trati~n & !~
ch
-7:00ia.m.
Dr1ver:s
Meet1n9
-
9:00
a.m.
·
- 1· '
Race Start - 10:00 a.m.
· Awards --s ·unday Morning
at
Sneakers in Las .Vegas
._ Start/Finish - Spe~-drome - n~ar
NelHs
f-
Air
Forc_e-Base
.• . I '
Race. Distance
;.
200
miles
·
. . . .
·
Quaker
State
caJh
Bontlts
- $500 · · ·
_ Every_ Driver
that
starts
the
Black
Jack
200 is· eligi~le
for
the
Quaker
State
Bonus
Money Drawing.
:-
-
.
;uostbepRTese~
.
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_t ·t.
ChedrE
~wingQ._
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P.O~
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Las
,
Veg
·as,
NV
89106 ·
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1987'
HAPPENINGS
•••
A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
. P.O.
Box
34810
Phoenix,
AZ
85067
(602) 252-1900
·December 5 .
Sonoita to Rocky Point
Sonora, Mexico
BAJA PROMOTIONS,
LTD.S.A.
Lou Peralta
P.O.
Box
241 -
Van Nuys, CA 91303
(818) 34-0-5750
February 19_-21,
1988
Gran Carrera l.riternacional
San Felipe,
RC.
Mexico
July 29-31;
1988
Gran Carrera ·de Tecate
T ecate, B:C. Mexico
· Ocfober
14-16,
1988
Gran Carrera de Campeones
San Felipe,
B.C.
Mexico
'
1988
BRUSH
RUN
POINTS SERIES
P.O.
Box
101
. Crandon,
WI
54520 .
(715)
478-2lf5
I (7.l5) 478-2688
June
25-26,
1988
Spring Run. 101
Crandon\
WI
September
2-4,
1988
. Brush Run 101
Crandon,
WI
_
.
FRANK
. VESSELS
RACING-ORDER·FORM
Available items are as follows:
Vessels
Racing
T-Shirts
($10.00/ea.)
(1()0%
cotton, pre-shrunk)
·
Vessels
Racing
Hats .
($10.00/ea
.)
(Black
_corduroy with gold_ embroidery)
CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
Lynnett{' Allison
. 2001 .Oakland Hills Drive
Corona, CA
91
720
. (714) 736-1442
November
20-22
East
of
Indio VII
_Indio, CA
C::HAMPLAIN
VAI:..LEY
RACING
ASSOCIATION
.
C.J.
Richards
P.O.
Box
332
Fair Haven,
VT
05743
(802) 265-8616
All races are held
at
Albany-Saratoga
Speedway, , Route 9, Malta, New
York. Classesare_l-1600,
10,4
WO
Class 3 and Class 4 plus A TVs.
4
FUN
4 WHEELERS.
915 ·so. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor,
MI
48103
(313) 459-8388
(313) 755-3176
FORDA
Florida·
Off
Roaders
Drivers' Association
Rt. 5,
Box
.
944
,
Brooksville,
FL
34610
(813)
996-6306 ( days
November
i
Lakeland, FL
January
10,
1988
Lakeland;
FL
February 7,
1988
Lakeland,
FL
March
26,
i
988
Florida 400 ·
Tallahassee,
FL
FUDPUCKER
RACING
TEAM
.· 250 Kennedy, #6 ·
Chula Vista, CA 92011
(619) 427-5759
December
31,
1987
150 Mile Dunaway Dash
El
-Centro,
CA
·-
GORRA
Georgia
bff
Road
Racing Association .
Vessels
'"
Racing
Pins
($4.00/ea
.) ·
Box
11093 Station
-A
'
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404)
927-6432
Name----~---~---
Address
------
~
---
-
City
,
State
-------~ip
__
Phon~
( ·
Please specify quanity per
size:
· Totals
~
T-Shirts
-
,'
· __ Child's
large
(10-12)
__
Small
__
Medium
__
Large
__
X-Large
·
__
Hats·
_·
__
Pins
6% Sales
Tax
___
_
$1.50
postage & handling
___
_
.
Total
Due
___
_
Please
make
check
or
rnoriey
or<~er
payable
to:
Frank
Vessels Racing
P.O.
Box 415 ·
Bonsall,
CA
92003
November-
28
250 miles
Cordele,
GA
. DeceJI}ber 5-
Annual Banquet
GREAT LAKES
FOUR
WHEEL
DRIVE ASSOCIATION
Bob
Moon
915 So. Zeeb-Road
Ann Arbor·,.
MI
48103 '
(313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193
GREAT WESTERN
POINTS SERIES, INC.
Ron Knowlton
Allowi6
weeks
for
delivery
, ,!
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· 831
So
. Jason
Denver, CO 80223
-(303) 722-5537
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HDRA
High Desert Racing Association
12997 Las Vegas
Blvd
.,
South
· ·Las Vegas, NV 89124
(702) 361-5404 :
December
5, -
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
· ·
La~
Vegas,
NV
Mah:h 4-6,
1988
·. Gold Coast
250
Las Vegas,
NV
April
29~~ay
1,
1988
Mint 400
Las
Vegas,
NV
July 1-3,
1988
Fireworks
2.50
Barstow, CA
September
9-11,
1988
· Desert Event
. {location TBA)
December
3,
1988
OffRoadsman Awards
Banquet__
(location TBA)
HIGH PLAINS OFF
·
ROAD
RACING
.· -
ASSOCIATION
Tom
Freeman
3503 Hall St.
Rapid. City, SD 57702
(605) 342-0331
GLEN HELEN
OHV
PARK
P.O. Box 2937
San Bernardino,
CA
(714)
381-4454
or
(714) 880-1733
ICE CHAMPIONSHIP
ENDURANCE
SERIES
P.O.
Box
14824
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612)'639-0801
(612)890-8693
Dece~6er
19-20
Eagle
River,
WI
-January 2-3,
1988
Driving School
January
9-10,
1988
Detroit Lakes,
MN
.
January 16-17,
1988
'
· Duluth, MN
January
23-24,
1988
· LaCrosse,
WI
J;1~uary
30-31,
1988
Mankato, MN
February
6-7,
1988
St. Paul, MN
February 13-14,'
1988
,Eau Claire,
WI
February
27-28,
1988
Bemidji,
MN
March
26,
1988
-
I.C.E. Awards Banquet
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O.
Box
36
.
Cleves, Ohio 45002
(All
events
staged
at
'· the
duq
·grounds
in
. Cleves, Ohio) - ·
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BUGGY
ASSOCIATION
John Elliott - (517) 835-9923
Bob Ramlow
0
- (616) 345-6407
MIDWEST OFF
ROAP
.
CHALLENGE SERIES .
Tommy Bowling .
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November
1987
November
7
El
Paso, TX-
M.O
;R.E:
3513 North West Loop
820
. 'Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) _625-8843
MICKEY THOMPSON'S
OFF
ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
Mickey Thompson
Entertai_nment Group
53 W oodlyn Lane
Bradbury, CA 91010
(818) 359-5117
· Januart,.23,
1988
Anaheiffi.
Stadium
Anaheim, CA
NORTH
AMERICAN
· . RALLY
CU
,P -
October
28-N
ovember 1
·.
Pre_
ss
on
Regardless
Houghton, MI
Dick Cole
(313)
~5-2853
November
.
21-22
· Rally
of
the Tall Pines
Petersborough, Ontario ,
Ross
Wood
-
(416) 876-1492
OFF
ROAD
RACING
- ASSOCIATION . -
. 'OF TEXAS .
14il
Lee Trevino,
D-1
,
El
Paso,
TX
79935
(915)
594-8266
November
7
Red Sands 150
El
Paso,
TX
.
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INT
.
ERNATIONAL
RALLY
John Nagel
P.O.
Box
4254
Tumwater, ·W A-98501
'
(206)
754-9717
ONT
ARIO ASSOCIATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS
- Barry Wannamaker .
P.O.
Box688
Bancroft, Ontario, KOL
lCO,
Canada ' ·
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OFF'ROAD
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4 Bridge
S~.
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1J2
. Canada·
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(All events at Bingeman
Park
in Kitchener.)
October
31-No~~~ber
1
Off
Road Endurance Series Finale
O.O.R.R.A.
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Associatio·n
Larry.
Terry ·
9220 N.
E.
23rd
Oklahoma City,
OK
73141
. , (
405)
769-5491 .
..
(All races located at Freedom, OK)
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. '
(405.)
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407 G
Str~t,
·
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F
. Davis, CA 95616
(916) 756-9938
(916) ·756-6399 ·
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all events at Sacramento
Raceway, Sacramento, CA
r
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ASSOCIATION
P.O.
Box
204
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 .
(213) 375-4570
(213) 534-2747
November
28-29
. Pearson Speedway
Pearsc;mviHe,
CA
, , POST
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Off
Road
Short Track
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RD
#3,
Box9
Towanda, PA
le848
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:.
3076
All
events
in
Monroeton; PA
at
die·
intersection
of
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NORTHWEST
SERIES
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P.O
:
Box
323-
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(206) 242-1773
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RALLY
SERIES
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of
America
· P.O.
Box
3278
Englewood,
cb
80155
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·
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694-7223
October
29-31,
1987
· Press
On
Regardless
Houghton, MI
November
13-15,
1987
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lU
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CA
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(818)
889-9216
November
6-8,
1987
Baja
1000
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
December
5,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
.Las Vegas,
NV
· December
12
San Felipe 250 .
San Felipe, B.C., Mexico
( a
non-:..points
race) .
January
29-31,
1988
Parker 400 ·
Parker,
AZ
April 1-3,
1988
Great· Mojave 250
Lu
,
i::erne
Valley,
CA
Ju_
ne
3-5,
1988
.
Baja lnternaciona_l
Ensenada, BC, · Mexico
·
Au~st
19-21,
1988
.
.
Off
Road
World
Ch!l,mpionship
November
4-'6
Baja
1000
· Ensenada, BC, Mexico ·
December
3,
1'988
Off
Roadsman Awards"B(lnquet
(location TBA)
December
9-11,
1988
San
Felipe 250
.San
felipr,
.
BG,
Mexico
, ( non
-:'.
poi~ts race) .
Dusty
nmes
.
I.
Pony
Express
•••
:
.
we
really enjoyed
our
trip to
beautiful Colorado. For once we
had a
trouble
free
trip
both
ways.
We'd
like
to
thank. the friendly
-
people
of
Craig for their warm
hospitality and their
support.
After the pre-run,
we
thought
the race would
be
an easy
"road
rally" contest.
By
the end
of
the
race we definitely knew
Walt
Lott
had been
at
it again
,,
.some-
how we had a new course every
lap.
We
thought
the course
markings were great, especially '
the new mile markers. They were
very helpful. There was so much
silt and
dust
in this race
that
we
had
to
come
to
a complete
stop
several times because there was
zero visibility.
The
water truck at
the
start/finish
was
truly
appreciated.
On
t~e third lap I did
something
-
I've
.
never
done
before
..
. I
put
theJeepon
its side.
.
On
the
fourth
lap,
darn
ifl
didn't
do
it again,
This
time in slow
motion. My co-rider, Marty
Pollard,
thought
it was an
"E
ticket
ride",
but
he
didn't
think it
was fun!
We'd
like
to
thank Rich Minga
for gas
at
Checkpoint
1,
and
Jack
Johnson's crew for yet
more
gas
at
·_
Checkpoint
2. Thanks also
to
Frank Vessel's crew for the
power steering fluid.
Our
pit
crew, headed by my
brother,
Louie,
did
one
heck
of
a
job
clearing away
brush
for
our
pit.
Our
entire team says thanks
to
my wife Gayle, her mother,
Bernice
and
Aunt
Margie for
SCORE
CANADA
390 Chemin
Du
Lac
Lery,
Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Ca
nada
(514) 692-6171
May
21-22,
1988
Montreal Olympic Stadium
Montreal, PQ, Canada
SILVERBOWL
OF
MOTOCROSS
Roger Wells
225 W. Foster
Ave.
Henderson,
NV
89015
(702) 564-2677
(All
events but the finale
held
at
Las
Vegas
International
Raceway.)
SILVER
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.O.
Box
7380
Las
Vegas,
NV
89125
(702) 459-0317
October 31
Silver Dust 250
Las
Vegas,
NV
_
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O.
Box
4394
Las
Vegas,
NV
89106
(702) 452-4522
October
31
Yoko
Loco
Las
Vegas,
NV
December
5
Black
Jack
200
Las
Vegas,
NV
February 13,
1988
Bottom. Dollar
Las
Vegas,
NV
June
11,
1988
· ' ' Twilight
Race
Las
Vegas,
NV
Dusty
nma
providing all
that
_great food
. ouring the trip.
Having good
sponsors
sure
helps
make
racing easier, and I'd
like
to
encourage all you readers
to
try the
products
of
mine, they
are
some
of
the best. They are:
Conejo
Off
Road
and RV,
General Tire, Kreider Welding,
Coast Machine ( driveline
),
4
Wheel
Parts
Wholesaler,
Smittybilt,
Explorer
Lights,
Control
Masters,
Sports
Racing
Gas and Mr. Sticker.
Hey, Mears!
Could
you
tell
your crew to schedule the
,prepping
of
your
truck
to
a little
earlier in the day? All that
welding
and
grinding
at
midnight
before every race keeps the
old
Sandman away!
The
race
at
Craig was a real
good
one
without
many
problems,
but
I
do
have
one
complaint concerning the videos.
· If there are going
to
be videos
made
of
the course, they should
be
made available
to
everyone,
not
just a select few.
One
last
thing. As
much
as we enjoyed the
beautiful scenery in
Colorado
and
the friendliness
of
the people
of
Craig, it was such a long trip
we
wouldn't
want
to
see it an
annual event.
See
you
at
the Baja 1000.
Mike Schwellinger
Conejo
Off
Road Racing Team
I
am
concerned
about
the
equality
of
different cars
or
engmes in Stadium Class
10
racing. Being a drag racer for
July
30-31,
1988
Midnight Special
Las
Vegas,
NV
September
23-25,
1988
SNORE 250 ·
·
Las
Vegas,
NV
·
October 29,
1988
·Yoko Loco ·
Las
Vegas,
NV
December
3,
I
988
Black
Jack
200
Las
Vegas,
NV
S.O.R.R.P.
Speedway Off Road
Racing Productions
Bernie Weber
P.O.
Box
402
Temple,
Texas
76503
(817) 773-3548
SHORT
TRACK
- OFF
ROAD
ENTERPRISES
FORMULA
DESERT
,
DOG
SERIES
S.T.O.R.
E.
Co-Ordinator:
Gil
Parker
7406 So. 12th St.
Kalamazoo,
MI 49009
(616) 375-1233
SUPERCROSS,
INC.
Gateway
Plaza
'180 Newport Center Dr., Suite 270
Newport
Beach,
CA 92660
(714) 760-1606
SUPERIOR OFF
ROAD
DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
Terry Prevost
1006 Cardinal
Lane
Green
Bay,
WI
54303
(414)
434-9044
t~eral
years,
'I
_
runn
'
ing
·
in
~
"'!RA's
Junior I,uel,
Pro
Comp
and
now
TA/DA
I' classes, r· -am
familiar with the systems which
are used
to
eql!lalize
different
engines in the cla~s-This
is
done
-
by weight per
cub
:
ic
inch for each
specific engine type.
That's
a
total
of
car and driver,
so
as
not
to
handicap us
fa
t guys. They are
also adjusted
as
n
bc
essary, as
one
type
engine bbcomes
more
competitive.
--
.
Now
...
my
big
complaint
...
when the water !cooled Rabbit
was placed in Class
10
no
one
said
anything
r
bout
having
equality between
the
horse-
- powers
of
the I {vater cooled .
engine
and
the airj cooled engine.
My
current
en
1
gine
sponsor
makes his living t
1
otally from air
cooled type
engiis.
This places
me in a position
of
losing my
. .1
mam
sponsor
in
my racmg
progra':11.•
1
so
II
might
stay
competltlve. ·
I feel something should be
done
to
let the ait cooled engine
be
competitive ag~in.
From
what
I've read
and
tHe people I've
talked to, the Rabbit has
about
130-140
H.P. !
While
it is
proposed
to
limit the 4 valve
water cooled t
t>
about
that
horsepower, I
f~el
something
should
be
don~ I
to
let the air
cooled bring its. 9orsepower
up
to
the ·
130-140
le
j~lel. My engine
sponsor
suggests dual carbur-
etors
with
res
f
rictors,
if
necessary,
or
a larger
motor
size. I
feel a lot
of
CI!ass
10
racers
around
the
couritry are being
forced i
nto
a
cor
?
er
by the way
the
rules are being handled now.
At
this time t~e addition
of
weight
to
the water
rnoled
cars to
I
TUCSON
AUTO
CROSS
P.O.
Box
5!5221
Tucson,
AZ
85703
(602) 887f 752
November
1
I
VOR
J A
Valley
Off Road
Ra
d
ing
Association
1833
Los
Ro~
les
Blvd.
Sacramento, 0
1
A 95838
(916) 925 (
702
November
1
1987 Champio
~J
hip
Race
Prairie City OHV
Park
·
Sacrament : , CA
WHEEL
TO
WHEEL, IINC.
P.O.
Box
688, Dept. 4W0R
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
KOL
IC0
(613) 33271766
(613) 332f 128
I
R'-X~~~~RfsfJ~I~~M'N
19125 -
87~
Ave.
Surrey, British ~olumbia,
V3S 5X7,
O:anada
(604)
576,256
I 1
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RALLY
CHAMPIONSHIP
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22
t
26,
1987.
.
RAC
Rally
Engla
ri
d
I
I
ATTENTION
RACE ORGANIZERS
List
your
coming
e~
ents
in DUSTY
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free!.
Send
your
19/37 sc
hedule
as soon as possible fbr listing in this
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i>r
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31
,
Derry
Ave.,
,
~t,ti
te:Q,
~g
<.nf
rp,
CA
f
91
IJ0,
1.
, . , , ·
November 11987
.~low them
down
would
not
be
£air because
of
the expense
of
~aving
to
work
the suspension
·Jystem after adding
150-175
i;,ounds
to
make the minitnu_m
of
around
1675
pounds
with driver
for the water cooled
and
1500
- p
ounds
for the air cooled.
The
addition
of
two
carburetors
or
-t
he
adjustment in engine
size
would
be
the
most
fair and the
1
1
east expensive for everyone.
j I would also like
to
hear from
©thers
about
how
to
equalize the
~orsepower in all three types
of
Class 10 engines, as long as we
,Jre concerned with equalizing the
4 valve water cooled
to
the 2 .
t alve water cooled engines. Let's
r ake all three types
of
engines
equal. .
, f Fair is fair!
· Al Mallory
I Joshua, Texas
Your
comments about
the
air
cooled
engine losing out to the water
cooled
in
Class
ro
is
certainly
tbpical;
not
only
in
stadium
racing
qu
t in
the
desert
as
well,.
now
that the
more
costly
4 valve engines
•will
be
legal
in
1988.
Adjusting
the
air
cb
oled
horsepower,
by
whatever
,+eans,
would certainly save a
lot
of
frustrated Class
Io
racers
a
lot
of
t
jor
prob~s
. _ _
I My
husband
and
I attended the
ij.iverside:
Off
Road Races early
Sunday morning,
and
ended up
1¢aving
about
noon,
dµe to all the
hassles.
The
first shock was that
it cost us
$30.00
just
to
get in the
gate, which was
more
than half
the price
of
a three day ticket.
Then, in
order
to
see any racing
from inside the track, you have
to buy
pit
passes, which were
$10.00
per
person. Now we have
$50.00
invested in seeing some
racing, and
we
are told by the
Bob
Gordon
pit
crew
that
we
J ere
not
allowed
to
stand
.in
ft
ont
of
their
pit
area along the
f~nce.
We
proceeded
to
argue
~ ith them over what their rights
-Jere as racers and what
our
rights were as spectators,
but
it
could
not
be resolved
so
we
I -
moved
to
a different area long the
fbnce.
We
found a place where
rtiy parents
and
friends were
standing, however we started
ghting
pushed
around
by people
who
had
roped
off
areas and
o'
thers
who
started pushing
their
chairs
up
to
the fence
so
they had
al
spot
to
stand for the races.
in front
of
the
so
called "big
guys" pit,
but
they can stand
where the small time racers
pit
area
is
located. I've been
to
the
off
road races
at
Riverside since it
first started- in 1972, in fact my
father raced the first race
run
there, and
our
family has been
in
attendance
ever
since.
It's
unfortunate
that
off
road
e~thusiasts
support
the Score
association
all
year
round,
with
the Riverside race
and
many
desert races, because they love
off
road racing, and all _ they
receive for their
support
and
money
is
hassles.
Deanna· Hammerli
Los Angeles,
CA
To
/Je
fair
to
the
racers,
they
pay
dearly
for
pit space at
the
Score
Riverside event,
and
while the
majority
of
pit spectators are true
enthusiasts like
you,
there
are
same
who
buy
the
pit
pass
just
to
see
what
goodies
they
can steal. Security
in
the
pits
is
a
groo!ing
problem.
Since
the
pit
area
at Riverside
is
highly
·
congested
anyhow, we have
never
been in
favor
of
selling pit
passes
to
the ·
general
public, although
it
is
done
in
many other
types
of
racing
without
problems.
It
might
be
of
. interest to
you
that'
at Riverside
there
are
a number
of
"big guys" pits
where even
those
people with bona
fide
press
credentials
are
denied
access.
After
ou~
recent
phone
conversation I would like
to
request a year subscription
at
the
annual rate, and
my
check is
enclosed. I will
be
anxiously
anticipating the arrival ·
of
my
magazine!
George M. Ibbotson
Denver,
Colorado
Just a quick note. I've been a
subscriber since 11-84,
and
you
published
my
letter
at
that
time. I
just
looked
at
that
torn
issue, and
I keep
them
all. Every issue has
been a treat,
and
also, every issue
has been professional in every
way. I
now
attend
most
Score/HORA
races, and
do
wish
·
to
-get involved in this series
in
some way. Enough for
now
from
your subscriber for life,
and
thanks for my monthly fix. See
you at _the races.
· David
W.
Bowman
Arcadia,
CA
Just a quick
note
to
let you
know
I sure enjoy your unbiased
reporting
of
the
off
road arena.
Keep
up
the great work!
Due
to
a
few problems, I've been absent
from the ranks lately,
but
hope
to
go again, 'starting with Fud
'.
s
December 31 race
at
Plaster City.
Vince Wavra
Brawley,
CA
Thank you all
for
your
kind
words about
DUSTY
TIMES.
We
make
every effort
to
be
accurate, but
of
course,
we
sometimes goof too.
DUSTY
TIMES
welcomes
letters
from
all comers
of
off
road
activity. The Pony
Express
column.
will feature all
the
mail
we
can fit
into
the
space
available.
Please
keep
your
words
fairly brief.
Because
of
space limitations, your pearls
of
prose
may
be
edited, but
DUSTY
TIMES will print
your
gripes
as
well
I Finally, we got fed
up
with the
'"r'Y
racers. were acting, and
proceeded
to
seek a Score
Official
to
find
out
the rules.
S~eve Kassanyi,
who
was running
tne race, informed my
husband
t~at
the
fence area in
front
of
Bob
Gordon's
pit
is
his
a.
rea.
However,
we
could
stand
attywhere we wanted along, the
fJnce,
as
long as it was beyond
t~e Checkers
pit
area. It just
so
.
hrppened
that
the
pit
area
beyond
the Checkers is where all
the
so called "little guys" in
r~cing were pitting· their cars.
When
asked
what
a
pit
pass was
good for, Steve replied
that
it was
only good for looking
at
the race
cars in the
pit
area,
not
to
watch
the races.
If
a pit pass only
permits you
to
look
at
race cars,
then Score _
should
-either
post
this rule
at
the
pit gate,
or
have it
Jr
j itten
on
~he
pit
pass itself.
It's a sad day in racing when a
Sf
ore
Official tells
another
racer
tqat
they are
not
allowed
to
stand·
.
as
your
praises.
Letters
for
publication
shoul.d
be
at
the
DUSTY
TIMES office
by
the
15th
of
the
month
in
qrder
to
appear ill'the next
issue;
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By
Judy Smith
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THE
ODYSSEY -
TO
CRAIG
&
BACK
We
weren't
going
to
go
to
wobbles
or
vibrations.
We
Craig for
the
Inaugural
Colorado
settled in
to
enjoy ourselves,
300.
It
seemed
too
far
and
too
amused
by
the
attention
we drew
costly
to
go
just
to
observe, because
of
the
candy
cane
hc"ever
historic
the
event.
But
decorated race
car
on
the
trailer.
then
we learned
that
there were a Since
we'd
all
had
an
early start,
couple
of
seats available
on
we
opted
to
have lunch
at
Walter
Prince's
Candy
Cane bus, Barstow, where we made
our
first problem, theyfirst blew
out
the
which
had
mercifully
not
yet gas stop.
We
felt
that
Barstow lines, which
didn't
help,
and
then
been painted
to
match
the
race was preferable
to
the
next
lunch decided
to
bypass
the
solenoid
car.
We
would
be
enough bodies possibility, which
would
be between
the
two
gas tanks. They
to
let us drive straight
through
if
Baker. After all,
who
wants
to
ran a direct line
from
the
rear
we wanted, saving a night's
stop
in Baker in
September
if
its
tank,
gave it a quick check, and
lodging expense, and letting us
not
necessary? ·
there
was gas,
so
we fired
up
leave a. day later in
the
week.
So
The
van checked
out
OK
so
again.
We
had
760
miles
to
go,
we signed
on.
far, and
we
took
off
again,
the
air
and
it was really
hot
now. As
we
It
was an
'83
Ford
van
that
had
conditioning
on,
and
some
of
us were doing all this, a Japanese
been modified
to
use as a nine trying
to
snooze in anticipation bicyclist pedaled
up
( this
wa
.s the
seat Dial-A-Ride
bus
in
Big
Bear.
of
needing
to
drive later in the Baker Grade,
remember)
and
In fact, it still
bore
the
"Dial-A- day.
We
passed Baker
and
asked us
if
we
had
some
water
to
Ride"
legend
on
its raised roof. It started
up
the grade, wondering spare
to
refill his water bottle.
!lad
two
passenger seats
on
one
how
the
van
would
like
the
long
We
did.
And
we all
admired
his
side, single seats
on
the
other,
uphill.
It
didn't
.
Our
speed
gumption
and
stamina
;
but
and a long seat across
the
back. started
to
drop
off
seriously, and
wondered
about
his sanity. ·
There
were big windows all it finally
quit
.
At
1:
15 we were Just before we
took
off
again,
around,
and
a zippy full length
parked
at
the side
of
the
road,
at
2:25, we noticed a small
bus
air
door
just
behind
the
front
,
about
seven miles
beyond
Baker.
puddle
of
transmission fluid
on
passenger seat,
complete
with a
Then
we found
that
our
air the desert
ground,
and
made
a
couple
of
steps
and
a handrail. conditioning had been .working
note
that
we'd
have
to
have
that
The
bus, which
Walter
bought
just
fine, because
it
was
HOT
out
checked also when
we
reached
at
auction,
had
been
sent
to
a
there.
As
the
mechanically
Las Vegas.
shop
to
be
checked
out,
and
had
inclined amongst us
(almost
all)
By
2:30
we were
stopping
had
new
belts
and
hoses
· -poked their heads.
under
the again.
This
time
the
motor
was
installed,
been
pumped
full
of
hood
to
find
i:he
trouble, I glumly
running
just
fine,
but
the
the
various fluids, received new watched
other
racers
on
their transmission
had
spit
out
all its
wheels and tires,
and
declared
trouble
free way
to
Craig.
We
fluid, leaving a trail a
couple
of
ready
to
drive
to
Craig.
The
saw
the
Toyota
race
truck
hustle
inches
wide along
the
pavement.
addition
of
the
trailer
hitch
by,
and
the
Vernon
Car
Wash
.
We
took
the
race car
off
the
van
finished
it
off, and,
striped
race truck,
and
Bill
Donahue,
who
now, and attached
it
to
Bob
car in tow, we
took
off
from
tooted
and
waved. Meanwhile,
Renz's
truck,
figuring
that
downtown
LA.
at
about
9:30
the crew
moved
the
ice chests
without
the
extra load
we'd
get
to
Wednesday
morning.
and
various luggage,
to
unearth
Las Vegas
and
have
some
There
were six
of
us; Max the tool box, and
tore
into
the transmission
shop
fix things up.
Norris,
the
Captain·,
and
the fuel system; .
the
suspected
Willie Valdez
and
crew
stopped
crew, consisting
of
Judy,
John,
culprit. Sure enough, there was
to
see
if
we needed
help
while all
Mark,
another
John
and Brad.
rust
in
the fuel filter
on
the this
went
on.
We
told
them
we
And
all
of
our
luggage, including
carburetor.
So
they cleaned
had
it
handled.
sleeping bags, since we were all things
out,
and
put
it
back
We
had
two
quarts
of
ATF
going
to
be staying
at
the
Golden
together,
and
a
half
hour
later we fluid with us, and, since
we
had
Arms
Apartments,
rather
than
a
took
·
off
again.
no
funnel, we created
one
out
of
motel, and
had
to
bring
our
own
It ran well for
about
five roadside trash (an
empty
oil
sleeping equipment. Even with minutes,
and
then
it started
to
bottle
and a
McDonald's
french
all these seats, there was
no
room
fade.
With
our
hopes
pinned
on
fry container)
and
dumped
it
in.
to
spare, and
we
had
to
climb Las Vegas,
we
nursed
it
forward
We
took
off
again
at
3:05
. -
over the two ice chests. But,
not
as long as
we
could,
and
then
At
3:10
we
stopped
again, all
to
complain, they were
handy
to
pulled over again.
By
now
we
had
the
fluid
blown
out,
and
the
guys
put
the feet
on
. . · company,
as
a couple
of
friends, in the
truck
in back
of
us
With
some
950
miles ahead
of
toting Bob Renz's race gear, and signaling frantically
for
us
to
pull
us,
we
felt fairly secure
as
the van
some
of
Walter's,
stopped
to
over.
So
now
we
sent
them
back
demonstrated
its
ability
to
help
. They had a 12 volt
down
the
road,
toward
Baker,
to
handle
the
legal towing speed
of
compressor,
and
this time, with Halloran;
to
buy
us
some
more
55
mph,
and evinced
no
stra~ge seven heads working
on
the
trans
fluid.
We
had
come
to
the
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reluctant conculsion
that
we
wouldn't
get
to
Vegas
that
day,
we
'd
have
to
turn
around
and go
downhill, back
to
Baker. In ·
September.
They
were back
20
minutes
later with
two
quarts
of
fluid, for
which
they'd
had
to
pay
$2.50
each.
We
poured
it
in
and
took
off, making a big
U-turn
through
the
shrubs
on
a
turn-around
that
happened
to
be
fairly close, and ,
not
far enough uphill
to
give us
grief. Since
it
was mostly all
downhill the rest
of
the
way
to
Baker, we-
had
no
problems
at
all,
though we coasted
part
of
the
way,
for
insurance.
We
were now
'
down
to five people,. since Brad
had
elected
to
go
with
the
race car
(he was
supposed
to
be in
the
pit
crew)
not
knowing for
sure
if
the
rest
of
us would ever get there.
November
1987
We
pulled
off
the highway
onto
the
long road
into
Baker,
and
pulled
into
the very first
business establishment
at
that
end
of
Baker;
Arnold's
Market
and Garage.
Arnold
and
his
mechanic each
had
a quick
look
at
things
and
then
Arnold
gave us
an estimate
of
$750.
to
make
the
repair
,1
which
included
an
exchange rebuilt transmission
imported
from Las Vegas.
We
bought
three
quarts
of
ATF,
dumped
it in
and
went
in search
of
a telephone with an air
conditioner,
so
our
Captain
could
call
the
owner
of
the
van.
The
air conditioning was
at
Pike's, where
the
waitress plied
us
with
iced tea
as
Max
gave
Walter
the
bad
news.
Walter
was
philosophical,
authorized
the
repairs,
instructed
that
we
have a
trans
cooler
installed also,
and
offered
to
send
his plane
to
ferry any
of
us back
to
L.A.
if
we'd
grown tired
of
the
enterprise.
We
all re-enlisted,
and headed back
to
Arnold's
to
get things going.
The
plan was
that
Arnold's
guy
would
remove
our
dead trans,
and
take
it
to
Las
· Vegas
that
night, so
he'd
be
on
the rebuilder's ·
doorstep
when
they
opened
in
th~. morning.
He
would
be back in Baker early,
and
we'd
be
on
our
way,'
"before
,
checkout
time."
We
settled
into
the
Royal
Hawaiian
Motel
(in
Baker!)
and
walked across
the
street
to
Pike's
for a nice
dinner
in
the
steak
house.
The
outside
thermometer
at
Pike's
had
said 113 degrees
at
4:30
p.m.
The
balance
of
the
evening was
spent
bench racing
poolside
at
the motel,
and
occasio
.nally fishing
out
the
chairs
that
the stiff desert wind
blew
into
the
water.
· In
the
morning
it was breakfast
at
Pike's
and
then
watch
the
Pope's arrival
on
T.V.
before
calling
Arnold's.
Bad news.
The
mechanic
wasn't
back
yet.
Checkout
time was 12
noon.
We
packed
and
watched
the
Pope
some
more
(nothing
else was
on,
Baker apparently has
no
cable
T.V
.
).
As
noon
drew closer we
explained
our
position
to
the
motel's
desk clerk,
and
he
told
us
that
"".e
could
stay until
about
12:30,
but
that
we'd
definitely
have
to
leave
then.
However, he
unbent
enough
to
let
us
store
our
.
luggage in his office.
Exiled
to
the rigors
of
Baker's
climate, we
did
some casual
shopping,
and
actually
found
one
store
that
carried A
TF
and
funnels.
at
competitive prices.
We
store-hopped
down
to
Grace's Oasis,
to
see
what
was
there.
And
we
found
good
air
conditioning,
uncomfortable
·
seats and a variety
of
snack food
purveyors. It's a haven for
the
busses traveling
from
L.A.
to
Vegas and back.
There
was also a,
lady
who
grumpily dispensed
hot
fudge sundaes, grumbling good
naturedly as she
put
together
three
of
them
for us. After killing
some
time there, find having seen
all there is
to
see in Baker, we
took
a vote
and
decided
to
walk
to
Arnold's,
feeling
that
our
presence
would
encourage good
work
habbits.
Arnold's
proved
to
be
a long way
down
the road. It
took
a
half
hour
to
getthere,
and
it
was
hot,
We
all collapsed in
front
of
his swamp cooler
and
sat
in
sweaty silence while they ·
finished
up
the
van, whi.ch had
been
found
to
have a trans cooler
already in residence. Feeling a
mite
suspicious
now,
we
poked
around
some
more,
looking
closely
at
the
van
to
.see what
might go wrong next, and we
discovered
that
we
had
no
spare
tire.
Oh
well.
After a
short
test
drive,
then
an
embarrassed tightening
of
the
pan, which was
about
to
fall
off
the rebuilt trans, we were back in
·posession again, a little nervous
about
our
prospects,
but
game
to
try. Luggage
now
on
board,
along
with
about
five
quarts
of
ATF,
we left Baker
almost
exactly
24
hours
after arriving.
There
was
one
question
in
our
minds,
"Why
is there a
'Chet
Huffman
Park'
in.Baker?"
Things progressed satisfactor-
ily
and
we
got
to
Las Vegas
at
5
p.m.
That
was when the air
conditioning quit. So we
opened
the
windows.
We
got
to
St.
George
just
after dark,
and
after
refueling,
took
off
into
Utah,
and
discovered
that
the
high beams
would
work
only
for five
or
ten
minutes
at
a time,
and
then
they
blinked
off.
So
we used
our
low
beams for
the
rest
of
the
trip.
Other
than
that,
the
rest
of
the
way
to
Craig was uneventful
and
we got there in time for a fast
breakfast
on
Friday,.
just
before
Contingency
opened
up.
The
van was pressed back
into
service
to
take
the
race car
out
to
the race course,
and
performed
very nice! y indeed. But coming
back
into
Craig,
the
fuel line
problem
cropped
up
again,
and
it
took
four
stops
and
·a
lot
of
finageling
to
get back
to
town.
Once
there,
Max
headed for the
auto
parts section
of
K-Mart,
where he
bought
an
assortment
of
T-fittings
and
filters.
Then
he
made
arrangements
to
have
someone
else
tow
the
race car
back
to
L.A.
It
took
only a few
moments
to
install
the
filter
and
new fittings
which
would
allow us
to
use
both
tanks
once
again, and the van
ne..
v,
er
gave
us
a
moment's
tropble
on
the
way
home
,.
We
even
installed a
new
fuse,
and
had
air
conditioning,
and
the
heater was
enough
to
cook
the
occupant
of
·
the
back
seat
during
the
chilly
nighttime.
But
we never
did
have
high beams.
It
took
us 18
hours
to
get from
Craig
to
Los Angeles, stopping
only
for
fast
food
type meals and
gas.
On
the whole
trip
we
travel
1
d a to~al
of
2153
miles,
and
sl~rped
up
a total
of
213.9
gallons
of
gas. It used
up
37
hours,
both
ways,
(not
counting
the
24
h.
our
layover in Baker),
and
consumed
about
12 six
packs
of
soda
pop,
a gallon
or
so
of
water,
about
six bags
of
assorted ·munchies, and
one
can_
of
"cheesf'
dip
.
It's
not
a
trip
to
be taken lightly.
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By Judy Smith
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One
portion
of
the course,
declared a "no,passing,zone"
was carefully pointed
out
to
the
pre,runners, so they'd know
where it was. It consisted
of
10
miles
of
a section which one racer
called,
"the
one place where you
could pass." Officials told racers
that it was a
no,no
to
go
out
around a competitor in this area.
If, however, a slower
or
damaged
cz
ar should pull over for you, it
would be
legal
to
pass. There
would be spotters in this area to
assure that no one forgot.
The
race site itself was
approximately 45 miles,
or
an
.
hour's drive, from the
_-
town
of
Craig, wherein the Holiday Inn,
which was Race Headquarters,
lay. Altogether the town had
about three motels,
all
of
which
filled
up
months before the race,
and a big apartment complex,
which opened its doors to the
homeless racers at good prices,
and "bring your own towels and
sheets." In general, the town
folks were very hospitable and
welcoming. Little details like
coffee shops which stayed open
24 hours starting
on
Friday, were
· really appreciated
by
the race
folk.
The
local gendarmes kept a
wary eye
on
the roadways, and
some
of
the racers collected some
official paperwork they could
have done without,
but
that's a
Rob MacCachren
fought
his way through the heavy Colorado clust in
record
time, and the
young
driver
from
Las Vegas
not
only
won
Class 1
honors
in hazard at any. race.
the Barbary Coast sponsored Valley Performance Chenowth, he also won the race overall
by
·over
four
minutes
. The 8 a.m. race start time
After
gi
n
ge
rly
feeling
hi
s way concerned that traffic
in
that area no pre,running. That seemed a reminded them
of
Southern meant an early schedule for
around the track for two laps, would spook the . horses and bit too bad
to
most rac'ers,
but
it Nevada, and which they knew most, since they had to allow an
Rob MacCachren took the bit in cause them to bolt outward, may have been for the best after
immediately
was
going
to
hour . just for the drive to the
his teeth, made a couple
of
toward the race track and a all. The HORA folks managed to degrade into t:ilcum,finesilt.
Tn
'e start/finish line. Any pit crews
chancey passes in the dust, and possible collision with a race car. get permission
to
have a one lap pre,run progresseo at · roughly planning
t<?
~o
to
an outlying pit
got himself his third overall win It seemed a sensible precaution. conducted pre,run
on
Friday 25 to 35 miles _ per hour, and had an addmonal hour
or
so, and
for the year.
On
a course which The race itself had met with afternoon, after everyone had some folks complained
of
having · needed a pre,dawn start, because
many racers
callee!
the dustiest some strong opposition in the finished contingency and tech trouble seeing the course because the two lane roads could become
they'd ever seen, MacCachren area, even though the city had inspection. Some.folks also took
of
the dust.
jammed
up
easily.
One
side
drove his Chenowth single seater been the instigator, inviting a quick plane ride around the
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to
the big double point victory
in
HORA
to
come
to
their back course, to familiarize themselves
just
five
hours and 15 minutes. yard to race. The
BLM
had with the geography and general
A full
1000
miles from the Los strong thoughts about how the direction.
One
racer came back
Angeles area, the race course sat racers and their crews should from such a ride and declared it
in a portion
of
the northwest conduct themselves, and the
was
"just
like California City."
corner
of
Colorado which
is
conservationists
and
sheep
The one lap pre,run turned
oddly labeled the "Sand
Wash"
farmers in the area had tried to
outtobesomethingofapartyfor
site. Situated on an alluvial fan, get an injunction to stop the race. some racers.
We
heard
of
a
the course started at about
6000
A federal judge wisely noted that Suburban with
10
racers and a
feet above sea level, and went
as
the'35,000
to
50,000 sheep that big cooler full
of
beer heading
high
as
8000
feet. It was a 65 mile
graze
in the area from November
out
into the Colorado wilds, .
loop, and most
of
it was silt. through April, are probably no among others. It
was
reported
Either the Coloradans don't more -concerned about saving that station wagons and stock
distinguish between silt and endangered plant life than one vehicles
of
all types were able to
sand,
or
the racers missed would expect, and allowed the make the pre,run. ,
What
their
something. race
on
the grounds that it
is
a drivers· saw was
65
miles
of
Off
roaders
who
looked
multi,use
area, planned
to
mostly smooth terrain, with just
forward
to
seeing some
of
John include
off
road vehicular traffic. enough sharp turns
to
keep it
Denver's Colorado at the race But there were some constraints. from being a big
motor
rout.
course were disappointed to see
One
was that there would be They also saw terrain that
Mark
McMillin
ran
first
on
the
road
for
some time,
but
his
Porsche
powered
Chenowth
was
second
on
time
all
the way, in Class 1
and
overall.
what could have been a part
of
Southern California. Low shrubs
and cactus grew right up to the
edge
of
the trail, which wound its
way
through low hills. There
were none
of
the snow topped
mountains
or
burbling brooks
that one sees
in
the Colorado
vacation
ads
. .
There
were,
however, deer, antelope and wild
horses in the area, which
delighted the urban racers. They
had an impact
on
the race in that,
as
the horse herd had dibs on
certain parts
of
the terrain, the
whole inner part
of
the ~ourse
w
,a
s off limits to spectators, pit
cr'
e:lv
s,
.racers, ph,ot9graph
pr
s,
e_t
al.
The
powers,that,be were
Rob GordOIJ
,.
Started
out
wi
th-great verve; leading ovJ
ra/1
;or
the first _
tw
'o
"l
aps
,n
· " Gor
ky
M
qMi
l/
ir.
1
rq11
'
,s
_econd ail pay·in,Class 2,
very'near iy won, -
but
a very latii stu1f'
his Chenowth,
but
troubles dropped him and Malcolm Smith to third at the flag. in the ditch
put
the Chenowth/Porsche home in second.
Page
10
November
1987
Dusty
nmes
Bob
Richey led every lap in Class 2 in his new Raceco,
but
his /ead narrow.ed on
thelasf
lap, and he '
1uss
Welch took the Class
10
lead midway in the race, and Russ
got
the
job
done, scoring his first
ended up winning
by
a scant margin,
iu
,st
44
seconds. · victory
of
the season in his very.tidy O.
R.E.
single seater. . · . .
I . . . . .
benefit
was
that dawn was when suspensiqn
sagging
. Except for third .. Stewart hJd moved to Jim
Stil,es
and his Raceco to_ok and then replacing his· spare,
the deer and the antelope played, Gordon, who'd passed _one .car, · fourth and
Chet
IHuffman
was
the early lead, followed
by
Bill
while'Church's throttle cablefell
off
to
the side
of
the road. thev ran in the order
in
which fifth in his Toyota · powered Church
in
another Raceco, a ·
off
and
he
had to inake a
fix
with
The start/ finish area had been they'd started (other than the
ORE
· ' · . minute behind him. Dave
Wood
a
bolt
from his coil;
and
Wood
watered to hold down the dust, · couple . who'd had mechanical
On
the fourth lap,
as
McMillin ran third
in
his Fun
Buggy,
_ had a
fl~t.
and had no spare. All
but it was crowded and tricky to trouble). The dust was very . ran into the dust
µfa
couple
of
fbllowed
by
Russ Welch
in
his these miscellaneous problems
move around in. A number
of
thick. - Class 6 cars; Macpachren, who QRE,
arn;l
then Dick and Gary' moved
Wekh
rightto
the front,
racers found
it
impossible to get
On
the second lap the lead cars· later said,
'The
more I race
the
Weyrich in their Raceco. . followed by the Wey-riches, then
staged
oq
time, and missed their ,were still following the leader, more patient I
~t",
went
by
i I
On
the second lap Stiles had a
Craig
·
Watkins
and
Greg
. assigned start position because
of
except that the _Arras/Snook car them all, braving.· l~he dust,: and
fl
lat tire, and lost time changing it
Aronson
~
·. .
it. But, in general, the start went had. dropped back.
Gordon
still using up just a .
few
of
Lady
well, with HORA µsing a big led, . McMillin was_ seconcl, ;md Luck's - favors
iii
the blinding .
"Christmas Tree' type. electric then
it
was MacCachren,, three · stuff. He then proceeded
to
wind - · - -
a1II
lightasastarter,ratherthanalive
minutes and 55 seconds later, his way through a bunch
of
. . · .
--,
·
--,o
·
I•
"
human being. The lights blinked with Noel right behind him and . traffic, each pass a. potential . ' ·
ti
·.
. e
from red to green at 20 second Ivan Stewart, buzzing the Toyota, disaster, to finish first.
Rob
was
- , .
_,,
-
p•
..
..
pro~
intervals, sending the 126 racers in fifth. MacCachren stopped for surprised to find
tHat
the fine silt .
(i
O _ . _ . _ _
out
into the dust. - . .
gas
and an air filter change
anhe
. had even worked inside his
Class 1 started first and Mark end
of
that lap, while Robby · pumper.' helmet. , It . was three
McMillin, with number 100 on Gordon _got
out
and Malcolm
minutes
before
McMfllin
. his Chenowth all
this
·year, got Smith cli~bed into the lead car. finished: second; apd then
S~ith
This
is
the system.
the first green light, and he was. Midway through the third
lap
and Gord0n
we
_
re
1
third.
1:'Joel,
run
by
most
still the first car
on
the road wherl Mac(:achren lost . his power after a long thmll lap with a
off
road race
he
finished the lap an hour and steering but he decided the race broken brake ca'liper, . moved
...
.
winners
18
minutes later. But Robby . was too close to allow stopping · back
to
fourth, and Stewart
was
·
TRl•MIL BOBCAT•
CHROME
'
~ord?n,
. running right behind for repair~, so he just hung
<?n,
fifth.
him m his Chenowth, had the and on this lap he passed Smith Class 2 was a close battle, with
lead by rwo seconds. Then there physically, and took the lead. He Bob Richey,
in
his Raceco, and
was
a gap and Larry Noel
was
had 23 · seconds on . McMillin driving all the
way
himself,
in
the·
third
in
· his Chaparral, three
when
··
he
came
into
the
lead
all
day. Corky McMillin had
minutes
57
seconds
later,
start/finish area, threading his his Porsche power
1
ed Chenowth
followed
by
MacCachren
in
five
·
way
past
an
overturned truck, very close behind
Him
;and at the
seconds, and then Eric Arras and with S[l)ith still right on his heels, end
of
the first lap )twas only
six
Frank Snook
in
their Raceco, 26 also without power steering, and se~on~s, . with qa~my Letner
seconds later, with .their rear only 16 seconds off the pace,
in
th1rd, m his Raceco, two seconds
Dave Kreisler a,
nd
Curley Nobles had early
minor
woes,
but
David turned
up
_the
wick on the
ta
_st two laps to finish the-Raceco pickup a strong third in Class
2:
later. Dave Kreislet was fourth
in
his 'pickup' Raceco, another
six
seconds back. Bob Gordon ran
fifth
in
°his Chenowth, and
Walter Prince ran sixth in
his
Raceco, and that
was
~II
the Class
2 cars there were: I
Richey continueH to lead, with
McMillin holding[ second,
but
now:Gordon
moveH
to third, and
Kreisler fell back ~-·little,.~as
he
Stopped several times to replace
throttle return sp
t'
ings, but still
held fourth .
. Richey,, who had absolutely no
problems, and made only one
·
fuel
stop, ran a
I
steady pace
. toward · the finish line, while
unbeknownst to him: McMillin
was
pouring
on
t~e
gas.
As he
neared the finish I line,
corrii'ng
into the pit area, McMillin
was
close enough thJt he · almost .
certafnly had the
le
~
d.
But'he.was
behind a Challenge car I and
in
one rash move, lost his· chance at
the win. He moved right. to pass,~
.and stuffed his rwo-seater into a ·
hole: He couldn't:get oµt, and
"Waved
frantically
f@r
help from a
nearby 'pit,
but
! , they were
reluctant' to walk
@ut
on to the
course until the dust cleared;and
the oncoming car
tf!iat
they could
hear, had _gone by. Then they
cheerfully
went
out
ar:id
lifted
l \
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I
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·Craig Watkins and Greg
Aronson
cli,,;bed from sixth to
third
and-then to second
at
the finish in Class
10,
also driving the Raceco
into
first place
on
points. ' · ·
Corky
out
of
h,is
..
hole: He
finished second to Richey by
44
);
seconds
.'
Kreisler
Jas
third
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11
Mike and Morley Williams led the first lap in the Chenowth, dropped back after a flip
and
other
troubles,
but
came on with a
fast
lasf lap to be
the
surprised winners in
Cla
_
ss
1-2-1600.
John Cooley and Mark Fox survived.the tighl°first lap.dice in Class 5 to take the lead, and.they led all .
the way to the victory in th~ spiffy Jimco
built
Bug. .
·. ·.
First
lap Class
10
leader Jim Stiles lost time with a
flat,mademostof
it
ba·
ck
,
but
·
his Raceco
was
tf1ird,
about
.six minutes
out
of
thewin.
· ·
. Bunderson,
was
·.
·fourth . .
Bu~
.Barlow had run into a stopped
Class
10
car in the dust, and had
broken his ·
front
shock tower, ·
and · while stopped, ·he'd· been
' rear. ended himself,
by
Coan,
·which knocked a valve cover
loose:
..
..
..
.
Williams arid
Scott
both
changed
drivhs,
-W.
illiams
putting his dad,lMorley, in, and
Mike Voyles taking · over for
Scott. This third lap was-tough,
as
th~ silt got really deep in spots.
Voyles, leading' the_ pack, came
<.,,into a ·slow turn., drifted
in
the
stuff,
and
· tipped 'over.
He
couldn't right the·car, and there
Per!y and
Jeff
Coan started
out
sixth in Class
1-'2-1600,
-climbed up to lead on the · h ·
third
lap,
but
ended
up
second at the finish in the Bunderson. · ·
"':'ere
~o specta
1
t
1
ors
0
I?-
t.
edcoSu
_
rseh'
-~
in
their Raceco, Stiles,
.
and
l\cx.i
Everett in his ORE.
They
'W
ere close
en:Ough
that it
.
was
still anyone's race. Welch
stopped
at
the end oLthis
1ap
to
. take
on
gas,
change his air filter
·and check a new steering knuckle
~hat
was making him nervous.
- ' . . , ,
~tnCe
It.was a . restrtcte . 0 e ,
moved into second place, chased first win with his ~ew car. Stiles,
Art
Peterson,
ORC,
. and Jim · stoop there helplessly: Along
closely · by Stiles, who was . who finished next, was bumped Fishback, Sr;, and
all
withiri-
45
-'; came . Peterson I. · who ·
was
in
.running quicker laps, .
but
having to third
by
the Watkins/ Aron·- seconds. This class had had
--
a · second place,
anM,
whoops!,over
a hard time getting through son team, with whom· he'd had nose-to-tail traffic jam in a· · he goes, rightthJ
rewithMike.So
traffic. Church ·moved back to some wheel-to-wheel racing on canyop, and apparently it had they helped each other get back
fourth place, .and
Wood
was the last lap. Church finished · c_losed things up, because they ,
on
their wheels, and went on. In
-back
in
fifth,
but
now behind a fourth, and
Wood,
still behind were closer
at
the end
of
the lap . the meantime,
at
about mile 52,
· Class 8 truck, and havfrig trouble the Class
8,
was
fifth: ' than they were
at
the statt. . : Morley Williams
got
himself in
with his dust. The 1600scamenext,and they Williams got stuck in a .wash · trouble, and landed
on
his head,
It continued to be anyone's
race, except for the Weyriches,
who broke a link on the next )ap.
Now Watkins and
Aro!)SOn
. Welch, still
not
too
sure about ran a tight race. Mike Williams,· for a couple
of
minutes, and .
but
his car
is
a two seater, so they
· that steering knuckle, main- coming
off
his Riverside win, · dropped back
to
fifth place
on
'
just
hopped
out
and righted the
. tained a steady pace, and got his took the lead on the first lap in the secon9 lap, while· Bob Scott,
~ar
themselves, ,and went · on .. · ·
. his Chenowth, with Steve Barlow in his ORC, took over the lead
.'
Barlow was struggling
on
thisfap,
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_ · only seconds behind in his ORE,. Peterson was-. '
now
second, stopping for
oil
eight tim~s. until
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at the finish l.ine, are
products
of
TheWright
Plac~, You
can use them on Fox, Bilstein,
or
Rough
Country's
Nitro
·
Charger.
Springs
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various lengths. Easy to install and adjust.
Wrenches
· come With the kit
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adjustments. , . ·
. .
AniJther great idea (rom the
front
end
experts
of
off
road
racing.
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then Rich- Fersch, Starfighter,
BarlowthirdandPerryCoan,ina
· someone finally spotted _ the .
· tweaked valve cover, and then he
·. • had a pit · stop
to
· replace the
· gasket. · · .·. ·
··
· ·
Ai:
the end
ofth~
lap Coan
was
·
··
in the lead, Williams
was
second,
·
Fishback,
Sr.,
· was ·
third,
Peterson fourth-and Fersch fifth.
The last lap. was fairly trouble.
free for everyone except Scott,
wh6was
backinhisowncar,
and
brokethe clutch pedal
off
·•
With
traffic thinned some,· and a breeze
·. pic_kirig ·
up
in · some · places,
several
of
the drtyers did their
fastest . laps
6~
. the-· fourth time
around
;'
Atthe
'finish -it was, to
his 'great surprise; .
W~Hiarns
in
first, then
Coan-,
a minute and.a
Jim Fishback,
Sr
. and.Sam Castro ran very-co~sistent laps, moved
intothird
.
half
~ ,
later,
.
rhen
,
Fishback,
midway
and
finished third in Class 1c2-1600 in the
swift
Raceco.
·.
Peterson
and
Fersch.
In Class
SJim
Cocpres was qut
Otl
the ffrst lap, with . a blown
.
motor,
.
and
th
..
en
Richard
Llewe)lyri, who is always a front
. .runner,
losf
his transmission at
· about mile 6 l: George Seeley
was
·
..
the first c_
ar.
to ,inake it around,
and had ·a slim lead,
but
lost it
as
. he p~lled. in
to
pit
; wanting to
measure_ his
gas
consumption on
this ·course. John Cooley took
over the lead, with less than a·
. min,ute
on
him. Ed,Mailo and Bill.
Coffey, a .couple.·
of_.
Colorado
racers; ran
thir-d
.
..
, : .· ·
Seeley, who was itill first on
.
the
· road, p:ushea ·hard, . took a
. . . _ . . . . .
..
turn
too
wide,
and
en~ed . up .
C>erive
ri'
acers
Ed
Mailo and
Bill
Coffey des'ertcproeted the.ir·
{,_hort
,
c.o.ur-~e,
Q/a~s
5,
: ,l
·'.
parked d n a
t~ee
.. Sinc_e the
1ttee
and stormed, through
th(;J
dust.to finish
in_
second place
.J
n class
.:
' / ...
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·, ; - .
',c'
: ,was· all there was between hini
November
· 1987
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Dusty
nmci _
I
Driving
with
a cast
on
his
wrist
didn
't
slow
Manny
Esquerra
down
, as
he
_
took
the lead-
in
Class 7
on
the
·,
,i
1e
,Class 8 tru9ks
··
ran
1
in_ a
dust
blanket
for
most
of
the distan_
Cf!,
buto'!
the last
round
Walker Evans
second
lap and-won
another
class title-
in
the:
Ford
.Range
r.
: · ·' · · -
got
the
full
size Dad~~ m the lead an,d _he won
by
less than
two
mmutes. · · .
·and a big.drQpoff,
he
was lucky,
-
but
it cost
him
an hour, as it was
difficult
to
get loose. Meanwhile,
Cooley
sailed
on
- with
no
problems
at
all. Mailo was also
having
no
trouble, and ran strong
in second place. They both
changed drivers,
Mark
Fox
getting in for Cooley, and Coffey
taking over for Mailo,.
on
the
third lap, · Fox kept
on
· moving
well, with. no trouble,
but
towards the end the Mailo car
suffered from clogged filters, and
was down
to
using first gear
on
' the hills. Cooley·-~nd Fox'
took
-Ragl~nd had his
t:t
bw Chevy
ou
't '
~
~
d
less than a min_ute lat~r it was -
the win, while Mailo and Coffey, for its first desert !race,
:;ifter
his
~ike
Falkosky
in
his Toyota.
getting the first desert finish for
victory
.
at
Ri
v
1
erside,
and
Mike;
whowantedtorunin7Sas
the car, came in. second
11
everyone was excited at the idea usual,
found
hi_mself with some
minutes later. Seeley and co-
of
a ·three way
dud
iri
this class. · . technical illegality
on
his truck,
driver, Howard Anderson, were .
B1,1t_Ragland
misse{l
a turn on the and no time to
fix
it, so he went
third almost an
hour
· Jater, first lap, then triea to go over a ahead and switched to Class 7. ln
recording the two fast laps for th
e"
square ~dged ' dit
crh
,
·:
imd
g?t
· · ·
fc
1urth place on: the
fi
_rst lap
~as
class
on
the third and fourth lap -stuck. Hts front 1 heels ,hung m Lee Alderman,
ma
mce lookmg
as
they tried
to
catch up. - · space;and
hehadtotakei:hetires
Chevy,
who
was
out
on
lap
tw
.6
Class 7 was fattened
up
with a off, to use them aJ a base for his
~ith
a broken trailing
arm
. _
he
could
catch him in th~ .rough,
but
that Esquerra rah away
on
the straights. Mears then lost his
power steering .about halfway
through the last lap,
t@
slow.him
a . bit , more.- Manny, with
no
problems, beyond
:.
finding the
course really dusty, finished- in
five hours and
48
minutes
to
rack
.
bunch
of
pit vehicles,
to
keep the jack, losing
about
40
minutes in . Mears_ pitted
_.
briefly
on
-lap
· class eritry average · up,
but
it the process
,_
In the meantime, two, and Esquerra went by hif!l
boiled down to a race between
Roger
Mears had .his Nissan in
to
take the.,lead. He stayed in
just a few trucks anyway. Lariv .fro_
nt
'
o_f
·
Manny
.
Esq~erra's
. f~ont for th~ rest
of
the day
,.
o~t
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Ranger oy a couple
of
mm
_utes, horsepowermg Mears;
who
said
··
up anoth~r ·
win.
Mears i:ame _ in _
just under five minutes later, an9
falkosky was third, ·
about
17
minutes later.
R_agland,
with the
fast
lapfor
the class-
on
lap tour,
finished fourth, 4 7 minutes after
Esquerra. · ·
~
George
Seeley, Jr.
and
Howard
Anderson
were
going
well
until
they
literally
got
·
stuck
in a tree,
and
the
mishap
dropped
them to
third
in
Class 5. _ ·
Roger
Mears
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in
Class 7,
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jumping
Nissan.
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in
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and
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-Rod Hall
and
Jim Fricker once agan won Class 4, leading all the way in the
older
Dodge,
and
the
desert wise team beat back the challenge
of
the new, state
of
the
ar.t
machines.
·
1
The racing
was
tight
in Clas~ 5-1600, despite the low entry,
but
Andy
Devercelly led every lap, often by
just seconds, and he and his family won
by
just ~even minutes.
Dan Beaver almost made