Covering the world
of
c:ompetition
in
the
dirt
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A
THE
HIGHLIGHT
OF
OUR
TRIP
TO
MEXICO
WAS
TH
.E
WATER.
It
doesn't
rain much
down
in
Baja. But when
it
does,
look
out.
Dry
washes
swell
into
raging
rivers. Sand
turns
to
quicksand. And ·
the
mud
gets
so
deep
you
.can drown
in
it.
That
was
the
setting
for
the
ioth
ann,ual Baja .
1000
off-road race.
But
dri
.vers
Matt
-and
Gale Pike were prepared.
High
atop
a massive . · ·
set
of
four
Yokohama Mud The Pikes beat the ooze in
Diggers,
their
Dodge Pick- '
Baj~
on
Yokohama Mud Diggers.
up
blasted
through
a thousand
miles
of
muck
to
grab
victory
in
Class
4.
A
full
two
hours ahead
of
the
rest
of
the
field.
On
top
of
that,
Yokohama went on
to
capture victories in Class
5,
the
5-1600
Limited
Baja
Bug
Class,
1/2-1600,
and Challenger,
too.
So
if
you're ever wonder.
ing
how·
to
prep_are
for
a tr:ip
through
· Baja,
here's some good advice: , , .
Always
take
an
umbrella.
And a
set
of
Yokohama
Mud
Diggers.
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' oJ TiIECOVER -John Cooley and Mark
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have had a
ml!,rvelous
ye:i
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in
Cl~ss
5, and had.a nearly trouble free race in M
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ko,
meaning
that they did their homework very
well
. The team swept the c~ass
. hono
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at the Score
Baja
1000, winning by a slim
18
minutes,
but
the
win.cemented their Class 5.champiq_nship for the 1987 desert season.
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They
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in
tHeir
Qodge pickup, taking punishim;nt a
ll
the
way
to the checkered · ·
flag !a~d
the
victory in Class 4. The ·son .and father
teai:n
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winners, having won Class 3 last year on the. long
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.WOO,
nee Mexican-1000, brought together
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left; President
of
Score International, and
Ed
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of
NORRA, .
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of
the long distance off road races
in
Baja
Californi!l,
Eq
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by
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the honorary starter
011
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annive
r-
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the
lead early
and
goingon
t()
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--ac
s win,
with
a fittle timely
hl·lr
from
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By}udySmit~-
Larry
Schwacofer
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who
was
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potent
ia
11
y .
their
h
iggl'St
At
.many races f hear
stories
IOOo"
. .
and
he invited R·,mdy
tll
c
ompl
·titoi-
fn
the
class. You can
·
from
the:
racers
that
are
just
too
co-ddve
with
him
.
The
team
had
. read
about
that
ih
the
race
story
long
to
fit
into
an
ordinary
ran
' already
paired
a
couple
of
times c)sc\.\·hcn.- jn this issl!e. ·
report;
Arid very
often
all readers in
Jim's
old
BFG Bla:l·r, and
The
Class 8
truck
didri
't'
fare
ever
know
.
!ii
.
that
so~and-so
they'd
done
quite
well..
This
timl'
quite
so
well ,
Dodd
and
David
finished
8th
or
15th
;
hut
thL'Y
a
couple
of
Jim's
friends also ,
co-drove
it,
and
they "lost
four
or
never learn
what
it was
that
wanted
to
race.
so
Randy
.agreed . five
hours
when
the
rear
huh
let
slowed
them
to
that
extent
.
to
let
them
rent
his
Class8
truck
. go.
But
they
took
the
time
to
The
Baja races
seem
to
hring
He
. also .
made
most
of
the
make
the
cxtensivl'
repairs,
on
~ore
of
those
stories
than
any
arrangements
_
for
pit
support
and
· because they
wanted
to
get .
;1
·
o_
ther
events,
partly
hccause
of
that
sort
of
.
thing
.
In
thl' finish
in
the
Raja 1000.
They
the
exotic
surroundings,
and
meantime.
Jim
and
his crew
1
,
kept
going, andnc..·
ar
Camalu
thl'y
partly because
of
the
long miles
worked
frantically
to
g~t the
ran
·
broke
a·balljoint, which they also
involved.
There
is
also
the fact
c.ar,
a
Class
6
Australia
built
repair~d, losi'ng
another
two
and
that
racers
become
more
·
Ford,
with a 351 c.i. motc>r, a
half
hcit.frs
.
From
thl'n
on,
determined
to
finish· a Baja race
completed
.
The
.y
didn't
4uitl' having
heard
that
the
C lass 6 car
than
any
other,
it
being-a
sort
of
make
it,
and
some
last
minute
was
doing
so
well ; they wen.·
perso[)al badge
of
honrir
to
be
details
had
to
be
left until after it
determined
to
get
hot
h
able
to
say
you've
raced
and
arrived
in
the
States.
Australian
entries
to
·
the
finish ,
finished in Baja.
Getting
i~
here
. was
another
arid they,
picked
·
up
the
pace,
One
of
our
long
stories
this
problem,
since
they'd
taken
so
Only,
by
now
they
. had onl·
time
concerns
the
team
of
racers long
to
get
it bllilt, tht·y
had
to
fly
seriously
bent
corm·r
;
and
·
no
from
Australia.
Everyone
knows
. it over.
The
car was air freighted
brakes
..
They
were racing against
how
difficult
it is _
to
plan a race in a specially
built
trate,
which
the
cut-off
time
of
30
hours
nov:;
operation
in Baja, starting
with
allowed
the
,
Ford
to
bl
;
but
the
fact
that
it was daylight
hotel
reservations,
moving
on
to
transported
·
upside
down
: A · again
helped
somewhat.
Just
past
things like fuel
stops,
and
where
more
c6nventiorial
shipping
Oj
os Negros,
on
the
way
in,jd"f
to
-
store
the
trailer while
you're
posture,
with·
the
t
ar
on
·its lost a wheel in a ravine,
and
used
out
on
·
the
course.
The
details wheels,
would
· have
cost
them
up
precious
mimitcs
finding it
that
need
attention
are
seemingly $ I
1,000.
For
some
reason
the
.
and
re-attaching
it".
He
t_hen ·
endless,
and
it can
be
frustrating
upside
·
down
setup,
in
a crate ·
drove
as
hard
as ·he
dared,
to
the
for
Southern
Californians. Im- ·
built
by .
the
team
,
cc'
i
st
only
· finish Irne,
and
got
an official
agine
how
much
more
difficult
it
$4000.
Only!
· · finish,
in
29
hours,
56
minutes
would
be
if
you
lived
in
Acouple
of
pit
crew
members
·
and
17
seconds.
_They
had
'
only
. Australia. · . were
shipped
across early ·
to
three
minutes
and
43
seconds
··
·
lt
didn't
daunt
Jim
Hunter,
attend
to
the
last few details left, ancl they \\'ere in
8th
place in
Phil
Dodd
an.d
Jeff
David,
but
· needed
on
the
car,
to
get it ready Class
8.
· · · · .
they
did
admit
to
getting a lot
of
for
the
_ race;
hut
ewn
so, they had
The
Aussi,is
were
all delighted
help
from
Randy
Salmont
who
managed
t<)
get
only
two
hours
of
with
the
race,
andplan
to
he hack
lives in
South
9rn California. Jim · testing
in
hefore
the
start
. again.
As
tp
thL·
race
car~
it's
decided
to
bl.iii
~ a
rate
car
for
the
But
they dcmc
g(X)d[
Taking
going ·
home
hy way
of
ocean
Page
4
AVeryMet'!Y
Christr,ias
from
all
of
us
at
Dusty
Times
.
to
all
OUT
friends
all
·
over the country
and the wmld.
December
· 1997 ·
fr~ight. interes~ed
partKtpant
in this
Rick
Seim
an
and
Steve
discussion.
When
they decided
KramerbuiltalinlJofreplicaHig
that
. it
wm;
prohahly
;iJ-,roken
Oly
Hro.nco · for, this
-_
race
-,
T_hcy
ro
c
ker
.
arm,
Hl,n ,hi.-lpcd thyri)
wanted it
to
he reminiscl·nt
ot
the
. figurl'
out
how
to
disconnl'Ct
'Big
Oly
:~;icer
that
_l'arnl·lliJon..:•s certain
p;1rtsof
the
motors<; they
drove
in
t~e
early Raja races; and
could
. go ·
on
more
·
or
less
.
1t
was, althtiugh he
drove
in Class L
ffickntly
_,
running
:
on
·
only
·
2
(or
its_
equivalent)
while
the
y seVl'n cylinders. Hal.I was really
were going
to
bt'.
raci'ng in Class 3.
thankful
for
Metcalf's
help.
ihe
W()rked. night
and
day
tc>r
. .
A_t
any rate, they
got
to
Mike's
weeks
before
tht.:
race;
and
just
- all right,
and
ewn
gC,t
up
pa1t
th~
:
barely
got
idinished
. But
that's
~
terrible
hill, thciugh
it
was a
·
normal
for
' a
new
car,-and
their
sth.1ggle,
and
took
an ½our, and
hopes
\Wre high.
Unfortunately,
·•
they had thrL·e
or
tour
_cars
it rained a lot befort.·
the
race and ·
backed
up
hl•hind
them
'
tor
a
Rick, the first
driver,
had trc;ubit; whill'.
•.
·.
, . _
with
it stalling when it got we.t.
Whl
·.n
thL'Y
got
d5_1wn
fo \\'Ql're
.
Somehow,
they
hadn't
man,iged thl· .
road
turns
.
ott
'.
tqwatd_
!he
to
~;
aterpn>of
it
properly.
,
But,
observatory
they ran
outot
tuel
nonethek
·ss, they
moved
tih,
and
1:resst~rL'
and
Fricker
c.hanged
the_
by T res Pozos.
with
driL·r terrain, tuel tilrl'r, losing
another
fo1lt
they
werl
'
run
_ning ·v.·dl,
1.mtil
hpur
:
Atthispointtheywerestill
they
hroke
a
front
radius
rod
: in·
the
lead in
the
class.
And
they
They
Wl're . able
to
fix -it right got
to
Camalu
· all right. .
thl·re
at
Trt
·s Pozos
hut
when they
Down
on
_thl·
beach thl·y maJl·
got
to
Check
4
thL·y
had
to
a coup!~
ot
"major
· mistak':-'s";
rework
their
repairs,
and
also
fix
and
hit
somL·~hing way
too
-fast,
a .
hroken
exhaust
., vihich lost
and
hrokt; a
tront
axk,
ml·a·ning .
another
half
hour
or
so
.
From
they'd
_he
in
two
' \\'hl-cl
drive
thL•
there
things
wentwdl
·until they rest
of
the
way.
Now,
R<idney
got
to
Matoi:ni W ash, whert.' they , said, it actually ran .rt.'ttl'r, with
got
lost like
everyone
else, and ,
only
two
whl'els ~riving, since
then
they began
tq
hnve l'lectrical ·
that
. was 1.
l'SS
stress
on
thl' .sick
problems.
. ·
··
·
motor
.
. .
Kramer
got
in
at
San :Felipl' .
Ahout
three
miles aftl'r .
thl
'Y
and
"
he
.
managed
to
get a flat after
broke
the
axle they
can1L
";\lpon
Three
Poles, and also had battL·ry
three
pig
mounds
of
sand
built
hY
trouhles.
Three
times the car the Mexicans.
By
nmv
Hall
\\;as
stalled
and
their
pit
had
to
cC:ime
down
to
five
cylinders;
and
thL·
in
and
jump
it.
He
also
broke
thl' engine
wouldn't
ruh
un&r
4000
other
radius
rod,
which
needed
-•
RPMs
.
He
coi.ildn
't
sk>w
Jmm
.
to
. be fixed hefr)re _he
headed
tip _
for
thl'
mounds,
so
hedl'cided
co
·
to
Mike's
. . · ·
hit
it
he.:)d
on.
Says
Rod,
"Whl11
Ry
now
thl'Y
were:..
running
we
landed
;
it
tore
mit
the
ri.-.ir
·
some\\-'
hat
late,
and
althou~h
drive
line.
That
was, it!" Hall got
they
made
it_
to
Mike's
all right, ·
out
of
thl
·
truck
"holk·rin'
,and
· tht:y_
drovc
around
in 'circles
up
yellin'.
";mdchasedtheMexicans
.
there
·
looking
for
the
·· Gheck~ away.
He
had
noticed
a , hig .
point,
and
_
never
found
it \vhich
Dodge
truck
parked
nci,rhy,
and
·
worried
them
some
:
Thcy
finally as luck
would
have it,_ it. was
decided
to
just
go
on,
and
as they inhilh~ted hy
il
RoJHa
·
ll
tan;
wbii,
topped
the
. first hill
out
of
cheeduHy
-
towedthc
trµck
out
to
Mike's,
all
their
lights
went
out.
the
. highway ·
whi,•re
.
Rod's
pit
Now
the
passenger,
Darryl
could
,
catch
·
up
with hini · and
0:>o~, pulled
out
their
flashlight,
mak!-.'
the
necessary rep,\irs.
In
and
with it
and
the
nearly full any caSl',
RoJ
wasn't
goi_lig
to
sit
moon,
they
ncg<:>tiatc9
their
way .
orj
the
beach
and
_ wait
tor
help,
down
the
-
40
miles
or
so
to
San
bcca
.
use
-
he
figured
tnosL·
.
Telma
.
Steve
said it felt like
"a
Mexicans
he'd
yelled
at
might
hundred
miles"
.. Darryl.
rc~de
corne h~ck. - ·
with. hjs .
b_ead
hanging
out
the
- ·
Once
his
.
crew
had
him
_
. side
of
the
car, .aiming
the
_repaired, as
tar
-.
as thl·
rear
end_
· flashlight. Every
now
and
ti-kn a
went
anyway,
he
drove
back _in
to
· Class
11
car
would
catch
them
.-
thl
, be,tch.
Or,
towards
where
he
and
Steve
could
USL
'
their
-lights"
a~
th()
ll
gh
t. - .
it
was.
He
got
·they s
hone
unde
.
rneath
t:he
taller· thoroughly" lost, iuid .
at
o_ne
. Rfonco.
He'd
go along
that
· way . . [)()int, drc)wed
the
l'r.lgine, . so
until
he
judged
the Class'
11
..
Fricker
had
to
get
out
an , dry
driver
was
completely
·
out
,
of
everything
off
again. $()mewhere
patience
with
him
, and
then
he'd
in
here
tre
·
lead
Class
J ·car came
- m<)w ov~r
and
let
him·pass.
The
· alon~.
losr,a
'
nt:l
decided
to
tc
?
llcw.
·
Brone:o"
'
asilotruningwellatall,
· f'lall, because_h_
e'd
surely ·
know
and
they managed
fr>
·get it
just
the
way. Rut
that
didn
?t pan
6ut.
ahout
to
San
T~Imo
befor!-.'
it
Now
Rod
.'s
truck
wassmQking
quit.
The
y'
se
·
nt
in
· a si:u·ck ~tub,
so
badly
that
the
sm
_
oke
wqtild
and
_
their
pit
showed
up.in
ahout
fill .the cab
and
swirl
aro1.,1!1J,
and
15 minutes, tt\
put
_
in
nl'w ·
he
and
J.ir:n
weren't
-able
to
seL'
.
· b~tteries.
The
sun
was
coming
u1
"i
'
But
they
finally fou.
nd
the
hl·ach
_
by
then,
and
they
made
it.the rest
..
and
headed
h_ort'h
again,
and
then
of
the way
to
the
finish line with twc, miles
before
they
got
to
their
n,;
prohlems,
using
up
26
hours
last r,it .
they
h_it a s
quare
edged -
and
53m1nutes
of
the allotted
30
i'ashout
so
ha
td
that
thev
hours.
· · · ·
shattered
the
lefr
front
wheel and
- .
R,
;d -Hall
and
J
irn
Fricker ran h~·w a
re
n_
nirl'
tC:>o.
Rod
saidthat
well
during
the early
part
of
their
when
·
he
got.i:iut
to
survey" the
· 'day,
but
i,m
their
second
trip
damage
to
his .
truck
· he saw a
through
Check
·.
4. they we~e ·
mot(
t
rcyde
there
that
had hit the
having prciblems with lo~ing oil
hole
so
hard
it .
had
hrokl'n
pressure
"·
hen
the
engine got
hot
. , entirely· in two._
He
:
and
J
iri1
put
So
they
did
.a lot of talking and thl· spares
on
and
JUSt
ml~tored
discussing
and
listening:
to
the
on
in -fro.m
there
to
the
-tinish.
motor
in
.
thdr
pit.
And
· Ren
And
they
were
second
after
all
Ml'tcalf,
who
· is
Affiero's
that. _
passenger
in
the
· Class _4. Chl'vy, ·
Next
time
·
w<i'II
tell y
ou
about
· ,
ind
just
happened
to
he
standing
John
Johnson
·'s
three
_
"naked
around
waiting for
thi:•
Chev
y's . bcxlies" after
we
get
al
I
the
details
steering
to
be repaired, was an
from
him
.
. -
Dusty
'.flmes
_
T
· · · ,1l11111s
11111
1
11111s
F111s1
111-TWI
· ·
11
-
11111
.
11111
-
lll
lllVEIS'
PIIITS
CIIIPIIISIIP.
·
.
If
yf
ou
want
to clean
up
iri off-road racing,
you
need
the
right
equipment
•·
·_
In
Las Vegas
on
September 26,Jeff
Huber
and
Glenn
Harris
used
270
hp
Mazda
B2000
rotary-powered pickups
to
sweep
their
comp~tition.~ l ; . _ _
_.
_ - . -
· · ;Hubers
win
in
the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Gran
Ppx
event clinched the Grand
National
Sport
Truck.dt:ivers'
points
champiohship.
Harris
finished a close second.
. .
What
does
that
prove?
That
if you
want
fo ·
dust
1
lllllii-iil::«
an
entire field, it's quicker
The
Mazda
Way.
.
1
· . 1 · 11 _ _ · _
~LICI
· ·
I
\
1988
.
HAPPENINGS
•••
A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
RACING
ASSOCIATION
C.J. Richards .
· P.O.
Box
34810
·-
P:O,
Bcix
332
Phoenix,
AZ
85067
(602) 252~1900
December 5
Sonoita to Rocky Point
Sonora, Mexico
_BAJA PROMOTIONS,
LTD.S.A.
Lou Peralta · ·
, P:
O.
Box
2_
41
_ .
Van
N uys, CA 91303
(818)
340
-5750 _
February 19-21,
1988
·
Gran Carrera Internacional
San Felipe, B.C. Mexico
··
July 29-31-,
1988
Gran Carrera de T
ecai:e
. Tecate, B.C. Mexico
October 14-16,
1988
Gran Carrera de Campeones
. San Felipe, B.C. Mexico
1988
BRUSH
RUN
POINTS
SERIES
- ·
P.O.
Box
rol
Crandon,
WI
54520
Fair Haven
,-
VT 05743
(802) 265-8616 _ ·
All races are held atAibany-Saratoga
Speedway, Route.
9,
Malta, New-
y ode: Classes are 1-1600, 10, 4
WD
Class 3 and
c:Jass
4·plui. ATVs.
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)
$>96c.o306
(days
· Janu,ary 10,
1988
Lakeland,
FL
February 7, 1
988
Lak~land,
FL
'
· (715) 478-2115 / (715) 478-2688
March
26,
1988
Florida 400
-Tallahassee,
FL
'
June
25-26,
1988
Spring Run 101 _ ·
· Crandon,
WI
September
?--4
,
1988
Brush _
Run
'
lOl
Crapdon,
WI
. .
FUDPUCKER
RACING TEAM
250 Kennedy, #6 _
Chula_Vista,
CA
92011_
(619) 427-5759
CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
Lynnette Allison ·
Pecember 3
~,
198
7
· 150 Mile Dunaway Dash
El
Centro, CA'
I
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
- Corona, CA 91720
(714),736~1442 :
July
9-10,
1988-
Prescott Rallysprint
Prescott Forest Rally
Prescott,
AZ
~
August
5-7,
1988
-S:uperstition 250 V -
El
Centro, CA
October 7•9,
1988
Plaster Ci
ty
Blast
El
Centro, CA · --
-
WHERE
_
DO
YOU
RIDE
-
YOUR
TOY?
Your favorite riding area may soon tie closed if the Wilderness
BilLis passed! - _ ,
__
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IN
THE
FUTURE
OF
OFF
ROADIN
_G
...
BEFORE
IT'S
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LATE;
1""7"":JOIN
CORVA-:-:,
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1nc
.,
i~
a
non-profit corporation dedicated to _ preserving the land
use
rights ·tor off road enthusiasts, and companies
in
· California
and the
re
.st of the country.
,1
To
Join: $20.oo
'.
Call Toll Free
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· and Mastercard or request a membe!ship application.
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_
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· December
30-31,
1988,
· January 1, 1-989
Dunaway Dash
El
Centro, CA
·
GORRA
-
· -·Geor
gi
a.
Off
Road _
Racing Association
Box
11093 Station -A
_ Atlanta, GA
30310
··-
(404) 927°6432 ,
·
December5
- Annual Banquet
. _
GREAT
.
LAKES
-
FOUR
WHEEL
DRIVE ASSQCIA
TION
Bob Moon
915 So. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
_ (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-91~3
GREAT WESTERN
POINTS
SERIES,
INC.
Ron Knowlton
-- 831 So. Jason _
Denver, .
CO
80223
-(303) 722-5537
.
HORA
Hi
gh
Desert Rac
ing
Association
12997 Las
Vegas
Blvd.
, South
Las Vegas,
NV
89124
(702) 361-5404
December
5,
1987
-Desert Series Awards Banquet
LasVegas, NV
March 4-6,
1988
Gold Coast 250 .
· Las Vegas,
NY
·
April 29-May 1,
1988
Mint 400
··
Las Vegas,,NV
July
1-3,
1988
Fireworks 250
Ba
rstow,
<;A
.,
August
26
~
28,
1988
. Colorado
300
Grand Junction,
CO
December
3,
1988
·
Off
Roadsman Awards Banquet -
(location TBA) _
HIGH
PLAINS OFF
ROAD
RACING
- .
ASSOCIATION
Tom
· Fr~eman
3503 Hall
St
. -
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 342-0331
GLEN'HELE-N:OHV
PARK
P.O.
Box
2937
San Bernardino, CA 92406
(714) 880-1733
February
28,
1988
'
April
17,
1988
June
12,
1988
Aµgust
7,
1988
_
September 4,
1988
-_
November
20,
1988
ICE
.
CHAMPIONSHIP
ENDURANCE
SERIES
P.O.
Box
14824 '
Minneapolis,
MN
55414
(612) 639-0801 '
(612)
890-8693
-:
December 19-20
Ea
_
gle
River,
WI
January
2-3,
1988
Driving School
.
January
9-10,
1988
Detroit Lakes,
MN
January 16-17,
1988
Duluth, MN
Jamiary
23-24,
1988
- LaCrosse, WI
Dcccm~r
1987
January
30-31,
1988
Mankato, MN
..
February 6-7, 19,88
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.
Bo;-c
'.
36
_
Cleves,
Ohio
45002 -
(
All
events sraged
at
.
th
e
cll!l,
grounds in .
, _ Cleves, Ohio) -
.
MICHIGAN
SPORT
·
BUGGY
ASSOCIATION
John Elliott - (517) 835-9923
Bob Ramlow - (616)
345
-6407
·
--
MIDWEST OFF·
ROAD
·
CHALLENGE SERIES
Tommy Bowling
Rt. 6, Box 833C _
Midland, TX 79702
(915) 332-153?.-
(915)
563-9154
. . \
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3513 North West
Loop
820
fort
Worth, TX 76106
-(817) 625-8843
MiCKEY
THOMPSON'S
OFF-ROAD -
CHAMPIONSHIP
"
GRAND
PRIX
..
Mfckey-Thompson
Entertainment Group ·
53 W oodlyn Lane · ·
Bradbury, CA 91010
'(8
,18) 359-5117 -
J~nuary 2.3,
1988
-Anaheim Stadium
Anahei
m,
CA
February 13,
1988
Jack Murphy Stadiurn ·
San Diego,
CA
(The
following
are
tentative
dates.)
March
26,
1988
San Jose, CA
April 9,
1988
Kingdome
-Seattle,
WA
May
7;
_
l988
Rose Bowl
Pasad_ena, CA_
July
30,
19,88
Memo
ri
aI.s;;oliseurp
Los
f\
ngel
es
,
Cf,.
October.1_3,
1988
·
Silver bowl
Las
Vegas,
N~
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIA
TlON
OF
TEXAS
1421' Lee Trevino,
D-1
El
Paso, TX 79935
(915). 594-8266
OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL
_-
RALLY
t John Nagel
._
_ P,
O.
Box
4254
· - -Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206) 754-9717
. ONTARIO-
ASSOCIATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS
Barry Wannamaker
P.O.
Box
688_
Bancroft, -Ontario, .KOL
lCO,
- -
-~
Canada
'
ONTARIO
OFF
ROAD
Barbara Lapointe · _
-. __ 4 Bridge St. E. · -
Kitchener, Ontario
N2K
1J2
· Canada , ·
(519) 743-8841 1
- (All events at Bingemarr Park
in
Kitchener.) .
o.o.R.R.,A.
Oklahoma
Off
Road
·.
Racing Association
-Larry Terry_ '
__
9220 N
.E.
23rd
..
. Oklahoma City,
OK
731:41
, _
(405)
769~5491 · _
(All races located at Freedom, OK)
· · ·Vic Brurnham '
Freedom Chapter fresident
.,
(
405)621-3428
ORSA
, _
Randy Miller
407 G Street, Suite F .
Davis, CA 95616
-
(916)
756-9938
(916} 756-6399
Short Course & S~nd Drags,
all events at Sacramento
Raceway, Sacramento, CA _
OUTLAW
MINI.
STOCK
'.-
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.O
"'
Bo
x 204 _ _ _
Palos Verdes Estates,
CA
90274
(211)375-4570
(213) 53't-2?47
'-
' .POST _
Pennsylvania
Of
f)
Road
_ Short Track.
· Shark Saxon
RD #3,
Box
9
Towanda,
PA
18848
(717) 265~
307{?
· ·All-events in Monroeton, PA at the
_ intersection
of
Routes 414 & 220.
. . . .
PRO
NORTHWEST
SERIES·
- - P.O.
Box
323
Seahurst, Washington 98062
(206) 242-1773
C SAREEA
AL
JAMEL
4WDCLUB
P.O.
Box
526
Indio, f:A 92202 ·
April 2£
.24,
_
1988
·_
34th" Annual Fast Camel
·
4WD
Cruise and_
, · Pit Barbecue
. .
.SCCA
PRO
RALLY SERIES
Sports Car Club
of
America
P.
O.
Box
3278
Englewood,
!=0
80155
(303) 694-7223 ,
SCORE
·score International
Jl356.
Via. C6linas, Suite J
11
,
Westlake Village,.CA 91362
- (818) 889-9216
December
5,
1987
·-
Desert Series A
warcls
Banquet
Las Vegas, NV _ ·
December
12
San Felipe
250
-
-San Felipe, B.C._, Mexico
· (a non-points race) _
Dustynmcs _
January
29-31,
1988
Parker 400
Parker,
AZ
April 1-3, 1988
Great Mojave
250
Lucerne Valley, CA
June 3-5,
1988
Baja
Internacional
Ensenada,
BC,
Mexico
August
19-21,
1988
Off
Road
World
Championship
November
4-6,
1988
Baja
1000
Ensenada,
BC
, Mexico
December
3,
1988
Off
Roadsman Awards Banquet
(location TBA)
December 9-11,
1988
San Felipe 250
San Felipe,
BC,
Mexico
( non-points race)
SCORE
CANADA
390 Chemin
Du
Lac
Lery, Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Canada
(514)
692-6171
May
21-22,
1988
Montreal Olympic Stadium
Montreal, PQ, Canada
SU-VERBOWL
OF
MOTOCROSS
Roger Wells
225 W . Foster Ave.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702)
564-2677
(All
events but
the
finale
S.O.R.R.
~.
May
28-29,
1988
held
at
Las Vegas
Speedway
Off
Road
Yerington
250
lntemational Raceway.)
Racing ProdJctions·
Yerington
,.
NV
Bernie W
~be
r
P.O .
Box
402
June 25-26, 2988
Temple, Texas,
76503
Virginia City 200
SILVER
DUST
RACING
,s,
1,
773T48
Vlrginia City,
NV
ASSOCIATION
P.
O.
Box
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THE
PRESIDENTE
SAUIA
SCORE
BAJA
1000,
Bob
Gordon
and
Malcolm
Smith
arc
the Mud Masters
of
Baja
By
Jean-
Calvin
Photos:
Trackside
Photo
Enterprises
;
Bob
Gordon
and
Malcolm
Sniith
made
no
mistakes
.
had
no
real
trouble
,
andproved
themselves
Baja
masters
in
Bob
's
slick
Chenowth
. The
team
won
Class
2
by
over
an
hour
,
and
were
well
ahead
of
the
pack
for
first
overall
among
cars
.
It was a dark and stormy week
around
Baja
California
just
before the
20th
Anniversary
edition
of
the
Baja
1000
, this one
produced by Scorelnternational
and sponsored by Presidente
Sauza.
The
inclement weather
was to test the mettle
of
all
participants in the event, which ·
fortunately had been shortened
from the original
900
plus miles
to
about
700
miles,
more
than
enough for the survivors to cover
in the
30
hour
time allowance.
- A new storm hit with a
vengeance
on
the Wednesday
of
race week, when
mo
st folks were
heading south to Ensenada~
Steady rain with an occasional
cloudburst washed rocks and
debris
on
the roads, even the toll
road from the border.
The
same
weather on Thursday certainly
dampened the spirits
of
the
hardy souls who set up shop on
contingency row in front
of
the
race headquarters, the Bahia
Hotel in Ensenada. Reports from
the Pacific Beach route, the final
leg starting ninety miles south
of
Ensenada and a section that
would
be
in the darkness for
racers, were so grim
about
course
conditions that Sal Fish took
off
Thursday afternoon
to
check it
out
himself,
but
the trails t:urned
out
to
be
pas~ble
if
not
easily tions., Then it
"7aS
through the
identifiable. · pine forest to Check 2
at
Nuevo
A huge entry turned
out
for Junction, also with the access
the
20th
Anniversary
of
the
off
roads in
poor
shape. Now it was
road race
that
started the entire over . the Summit
to
.Cohabuzo
concept
of
professional
off
road and
north
towards Tres Pozos,
racing in the .open desert.
The
Check
3.
The
racers were now
on
final
count
came
to
348
entries, the east side
of
the peninsula, and
including the motorcycle classes, into warm weather and dry sand.
and
314
actually started the race. The course went
south
across
The near record entry in
1987
is
Highway 3 to the double Check-
surpassed only by the
346
who points, 4 and 7, and continued
started the 1977 Score Baja
south
to
San Rafael, ·Check 5,
1000. almost
on
the
Gulf
of
California.
Among the
host
of
important
It
turned north to San Felipe,
visitors to the event this year Check
6,
back through · the
were the organizers
of
the
Baja
de double check and north to
Spain, covered last month in Matias Pass and the highway run
DUSTY TIMES. They were before turning
onto
the
dirt
en
interested in comparing the
1000
route
to
Mike's Sky Ranch,
to
their similar endurance events Check
8,
and west down the wet
in the Spanish deserts. More mountain into Camalu, Check 9 .
. famiHar to long time
off
roaders From here it was tough going
on
·were Ed and Shirley Pearlman, the muddy beach route
north
to
who started the concept
of
Baja Check 10 at Santo Tomas. Most
racing in
1967;
their NOR,RA
thatmadeitthatfarfinished
. The
organization ran the show in route went east and north over
Mexic·o
through
1972.
Ed sodden ground
to
Ojos
Negros
Pearlman was the guest starter and back to Ensenada
on
the
Friday morning when the race
common
route.
commenced. Friday morning dawned dry,
The driver's meeting Thurs- overcast,
but
with the promise
of
day evening announced a course .
no
more rain, and there was none
change as Score abandoned the throughout the weekend.
The
route
out
of
town through the bikes flew
off
into the early
deep ditches.
The
cars went
out
morning gloom; and just before
on
paved side streets en route to 8 :
00
a.m, the first car, the
potent
the
turn
off
to
Ojos
Negros, and · · reigning · Class 2
champion
it was a
prudent
move. The heavy Chenowth, with Bob
Gordon
weather continued with thunder and Gary Pace up, took
off
and
and lightening and rain squalls raced
down
the boule:vard and
that
not
only washed
out
the
onto
the race .course. Class 2,
annual BFGoodrich barbecue, ' first away, started
14
cars, '
but
but
took
out
some buildings
at
some came to grief early in the
the hotel where it
is
held. The game. Failing to make the first
barbecue came off Saturday time check· were
both
Walter
evening, however, and
was
quite Prince, in the Candy Cane
a success. Raceco, and Garen
McCune/
The
race course went east
Larry
Zimmerman,
from
from Ensenada through
Ojos
Sacramento.
Negros to the first check, moved Bob
Gordon
drove the first car
downstream
from
El
Rayo
of
any kind
to
reach Nuevo
because
of
access road condi- Junction, and he held his lead
on
Gorky
McMillin
and
Brian
Ewalt
fly
through
the
soggy
turf
en
route
to
a
great
2nd
in
Class
2 in
the
·.
Chenowth
and
3rd
overall
car
honors.
Corky'McMillin
also
won
the
Class
2
championship
.
on
points.
It
was
nearly
a
perfect
McMillin
day
in
Baja
, as
Mark
drove
solo
in
his
_
Chenowth
to
· a
resounding
Class
1
victory
,
had
no
troubles,
and
Mark
is
a
repeat
points
champion
in
Class
, 1 . .
Bob
Richey
and
Lance
Barron
carried
both
a
front
and
a
rear
spare
for
the
Raceco.
had
some
woes
.
but
the
team
carried
on
to
third
in
Class
2.
Page
10
Len
Newman
and
Michael
Gaughan
were
right
with
the
leaders
Young
Robby
Gordon
was
an
instant
hit
as a
trucker,
driving
the
until
the
dreaded
beach
,
and
they
dropped
to
fourth
in
Class
2
in
hay
hauler
Ford
all
the
way
to
a
very
close
second
in
the
factory
the
Chenowth
. _
--
··
- - - -
dominated
· Class
8.
December 1987 Dusty
nmcs
Dave Shoope and
Larry
Maddox made a few unscheduled stops . A_ wounded
buggy_;-i10ve1;i
ov_er
for
th
f Ford
df
Ron
Cly
borne and
along
the way,
but
they
got
the
Ford
.home
third
in Class
8,
'.
and
·-
~
Bryant
Hibbs
,
and
the _
truck
went on to finish a fine fourth in the
Shoppe earned the season tit/~. · Class B c_
ontest
- · 1 · · --I
Flying high over a cattle
guard
"e
arly
_in the race. Stev~ a
nd
Ace
Bradford
had
plenty
of
tro1,1.ble
but
did
. finish and were sec
ond
,n
Class 1. - .
the road
to
Tres Pozqs, where
Malcolm Smith · and ·Derek ·
Collins took over
to
do
the· foll
-loop. Smith
went
by the double
pit area a good 20 minutes before
. another car arrived. Meanwhile
Dave Kreisler.
was
missing
at
-
· Check 4
as
was Perry McNeil,
and also Javier Cevallas. The
remaining· st;ven charged off
in
·
good shape on the loop. . . ·
winning car,
and
Bob Gordon ,. Chenowth, side bi side. across
and Gary Pace wereahappy pair, the _ line at 10:
45
._ p.
m.
Corky
alb~itquite muddy. Gordon said took the finishing ramp first, but
the only
bad
times he had was
didn't
wait for
theTV
folks, and
when he lost the power steering
~ent
on
, -· leaving the glory to
twice, plus trying
to
get past -
all
Mark who won Class 1 by 'nine
the stuck in the' mud Safari cars . hq\Jrs
..
. that's right,
1
hours!
Malcolm Smith held the
lea:d
on
the road
allthe
way around,
and_ returned to the double pit
at
3:34
p.m. Gordon and Pace got
back in the Chenciwth · and took
off
heading west-
to
eventual
glory. Matt McBride, who
had
been going . well in his new
Porsche · powered racer, went
missing
on
the
leg
to Mike's, and
Manuel Romero made it
to
-
Camalu,
but
no
farther.
·and fighting the
fogon
the last
The
Mc
Millin
cars
ran
miles. The win was
not
only solid together the last .I part
~f
the
in Class
2,
by
over an hour,
bl.it
· course, knowing that
Gordon
· .
their time, the only car under I 4 was already in, and! that
nobody
hours,.
of
13:
15
-.04
was
gooq for else.
was
close beh_ind them, just
overall car
honors
by .
50
in case something rilight happen
minutes. It was the fourth such
to
either car.
Co
tky'~ second Cr'aig Watkins
and
Greg
Aronson
stayed close in Class 10,
but
ended
up
victory_ for
Bob
Gordon and his place
gave
him the
(!::
lass z points· _ seh
ond
in the Raceco.
good
eriough to give_ Watkins the
points
championship
.
team this year. Malcolm Smith championship for the year, and
'"·
'
1
. ,. _
The crowd gathered around
8:00 p.m.
at
the finish line,
but
estimates
of
fast time had been
optimistic. It
was
a long wait,
w~ile
~me
O!
the Safari rally cars
with bright lights got. the cqeers
going as they finished .
Around
9:45
the roar of a strong
VW
Type 4 engine preceded the
white lights
of
the . overall
was on. hancl
to
greet the pair
Mark
won
th
{
Class
·· 1
when they · arrived,
but
· the championship by _
~bunch
for
victory dinner was
put
'
off
until
anot_her
year. Congratulations
go
Bob's
son
Rob arrived some time
to
the McMillins for their
-later. -
ou
-tstanding _ performance
·;
by
,
With
the first car finish the both the drivers
-.
a~d their
well
i
spectators came alive
at
the finish organized crew;
--
, . .
'-
,
. line. Also getting active
w~re
the Third in Class 2 went
to
Bob '
folks from ABC
TV
who now Richey and Lance Barronin their 1
expected the usual steady stream Raceco _over
two f liours later. ;
of
finishers,
but
they did , not Like. most , finishe~s they _
wer~
'
arrive. A few motorcycles came bothered . by the mud
on
the
in,
but
it
was
another
hour
Until
_ beach, scratched viJors and mud
the · Mc Millin Clan arrived, covered lights, and the
fog.
toge-ther .. lt was .Markin his Class About 37 minutes later the next
-1 Chenowth, and dad
Corkyand
Class 2 · home .
was
the
Len
Brian Ewalt,
in
· the Class 2 Newman/ Mike ~ -
Russeli'Welch
did
the
1
'iron man"
number
in his O.R.E., almost
didn
't
get
to.start,
but
once
moving
he
had
1
no
troubles,
· took the Class.
10
lead
midway
in the race,
wonthe
c!ass
and
finished fourth overall. I -
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Steve
Barlow
and
John
Hagle
teamed
in the O.R.
E.
to
storm
the
?3
car
Class 1-2·1600 field,
and
despite clutchAroub/es they held a
good
lead
to
wJn
the class in Baja and g/ve Barlow the points
Manny
Esquerra
took
the Class 7
lead
early
in the
game
in his
Ford
Ranr;er,
and
he
proved
again
to
be a master
of
the rovgh desert
as
· he
no_t
only
won Class 7,
but
!inished seventh overall.
title. .
Dave
and
Bryant
Wood
,
another
father
and
son
team,
looked
good
in the eastern desert and finished in
good
time
forfourth
in
Bill
Rodriguez
and
Jesus
Luna
.
had
a fine race in
their
.
trick
Jimco, and they raeed ver familiar
ground
to a keen second in
Morley
and
Mike
Williams, father
and
son
, flew
theirChenoWth
with ease in the desert,
had
troubles on the beach and finished
Class
10
. · the
big
Class 1-2-1600. ·
third
in 1-2-1600s. ·
~
Gaughan Chen- since Gaughan owns the Gold
owth, that had been up front
on
Coast Hate.I in Las Vegas where
the east side. They had troubles MacCachren
is
a valet parking
on
the second half, arid like many supervisor.
Rob
took
over the
others, Gaughan got lost
on
the car and the Vegas team· took
beach.
His
eyes were ruined by fourth in Class 2.
the mud, his visor
too
scratched ·Chris Robinson arrived
about
to
use by the time he got to
Ojos
46
minutes later in the fancy
Negros.
Rob
MacCachren,
Olds
bodied
Class · 2. Phil
whose Class I was
out,
waswith Blurton and Glenn Harris were
lhe
crew so. Mike Gaughan told sixth,
about
five
hours later in
Rob
"Take
· this car and
park
it in the neat newly rebu.
ilt
Chen-
the
impound."
It
is
an
"in"
joke, owth.
In
seventh,
i:he
last class
CONEJO
OFF
ROAD
RACING
.
· MIKE:SCHWELLINGER
1987 Class 3 Point Champion
Wish
to
Thank
all
Who
Contributed
to
a
Very
Successful
Seaso.n. ·
My
Wife
Gayle
.
My
Stepson Jon-Snyder
Co-Driver Les Erickso_n
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12
finisher, came Beny Canela and
Mike
Quintana, who had lots
of
· down time, and finished in 28
hours
flat. ·
The
eleven Class 8 pickups
were second
off
the line; and it
wasn't
long
before
Ba-ja
Internacional
winner
-
Frank
Vessels.got
up
front in his nifty
· Chevrolet. His was the first truck
through Check 2, arid pushing ·
for the overall car lead.
By
the
double check Vessels led Class 8,
but
only four minutes behind
him
on
the road came. Dave
Shoppe
in
his trusty Ford: Steve ·
Kelley, Chevy, was just a few
more minutes back. All eleven
made it this far and also to Check
Dick
and
Gary
Weyhrich
had
late
breaking
tro1Jble
with
their
Raceco;
but
the . .
father and son pressed'on to finish a fine third in Class
10
. .
5
atthe
bottom
of
the loop.
..
Walker Evans lost the trans
in
by David Westhem and
Bill
Bryant Hibbs came in to '
pl;ce
his . new Dodge Dakota- some- Holmes, and the pair were eighth fourth in Class 8, followed
1n
-
where near Check 3, bu
this
crew overall car as well as the Class 8 · almost an
hour
by Walker Evans
saddled up and went
to
the winner: Near the finish, around and Dick Maxwell who stayed
rescu
e.
Out
for good
was
Steve
·.
OjosNegros,
they had buried the with the program
to
gain fifth
Kelley, who made
it
nearly to San truck in a big water . hole.
and
place.
In
eighth; the last Class 8 ·
Felipe before the engine went. spent
40
minutes drying it
out
. finisher and last overall ·were .
Under
the rules you can replace a But -they won the. clas_s by 6½ Australians Jeff David and
PhH
trans,
"bui:
not
an engine, .so . minutes. - . · · ·Dodd,
whoseGMChadjustovet
Kelley
wa
s
done
for the day. Close 15ehind .
wa
s
rookie
three minutes left on the 30
hour
· Peter. Herwi
eL
also vanished trucker Robby
Gordon
~n
Jim time allowance.
..
after ·
check
5. Afrer much down
Venable's
hay hauler
Ford
. There were
butni~
·e in:Class
1,
time ·
Walker
Evans cleared Robby drove the distance, and third off.the line
and
the drivers
Check
4
and
.looked
and
the 18 yearold was ninth overall, . were
not
too happy about that.
sm.mded strong. . ·. saying
ithad
been a
loroffun
.
En
First away and first to Check 2
Nine
kept
going
through
route through
the
beach
Gordon
was defend(ng .champion Mark
Camalu with Vessels now
way
out
had helped Don Hatz, in Bob · McMillin.
By
Check 4 th.e
front. Then, while
in
contention Scott's 1600. The
VW
was
wet McMillin ·
chenowth
had a
for overall honors, the Vessels and would
~ot
start,
so
Robby decent lead in Class L Ron Brant.
. Chevy broke a rare, high dolla.r . hooked up and pushed the buggy did-
not
clear a time.check before
front spindle en route to Santo all the
way
to a pit.
What
a neat retirfng, and the Ron Gardner/
Tomas. There
was
·no replace- thfng · to ·
do
. There was
soi:ne
Bud Feldkamp car, powered by
ment part, and Frank was serious celeb_rating in- Ensenad_a h~lf
a-
Chevy· V-8, .ala midget
sidelined after a magnificent for Robby, his dad Bob and their engine, drowned
out
right
off
the
drive. N.ieanwhile Shoppe and entire crew. . start. Nothing would cure the
Dave Maddox had .rolled -the
_.
Dave Shoppe finished third, water related problems
so
they
Ford, losing time, then· later just ·another 13 minutes down,. went.
out
at Nuevo Jum:tion .
broke
a tie rod, resulting in
mote
and the third was
good
enough to Getting farther down the road
down time, and the running give Dave the Class 8 champion- . was Bob Shepard
,in
the Porsche ·
order
was
really scrambled. ship
on
-points. Congrats
to
the powered Selsted,
hut
he did
not
The first big truck
in
was
a real entire Shoppe team. Some time.
dear
Check 5. Rob MacCachren,
· · surprise:
It
w
as
the
GMCdriven
passed, then
Ron
Clyborne and also with Porsche power in_!he ·
December
1987
.
Dusty
Times
.
John
Cooley
and
Mark
Fox
had
the Baja
coursewired
this
ro~~d.
and
they
drove
their
rac~r
to
th.~ .
M~tt
and
Gale
Pike.
h~d
1
their
best
day
in·
the
dirt
for
a
long
ti~e
.. as
they
dro
. ve
their
Dodgepast
.
the
victory
in Class 5,
andwentfast
enough
to
take
tenth
overall
,_
· co/;T1petition
to
a convin,cing .
win
in
Class
4,
and
they
won
by
two
hours.
· ..
More
family racers,
Dave
Fessenden
1 and.
2,
fl1Jw
the
cattle guards and all
the
way
in
Baja
to
a neat fourth place finish
in
Class 10
2-1600
.
Chenowth, had a small engine Three more
Clas.s
· 10s made
fire at Check 4, carried on,
but
a Check 5 before vanishing, _and
leaky main seal arid oil'line leaks Jim Stiles went ·out with. engine
caused an6the{Jii:e; and he
was
trouble. Welch
was
now in
the
out
afte,r : Check 5. Steve lead on the road, and since he ·
Sourapa~. and Dave Richardson started last, he now led the Class
had been leery
of
the beach on 10 troops.
BiU
Church, with the
Thursday,andsureenoughi.tdid- leaders through Check 7, had
them in, and they blew the engine tranny prQblems heading for the
after Camalu.
Sk_y
Ranch and he retired.
· Both ·
1:van
Stewart, Toyota, Welch led to Camalu, and
and
Tom
Koch/Larry
13olin
carried
Off
, saying the · race
was
·
the
entire family )races
in
the Class -1~2~1600, a:nd this group in su~h packs
we
·
lost-
track,
.
Bill
Poe entry. They got lost
in
haa a ~tartling_ total
of
ten entries assuming there would
be
· some . _
the Matomi Wash,
~s
did.scores that did
not
start. Three dropped checkpoint 'times available after
ofothers,
and were lost again
on
. · .
ou
!t early and two more failed to . the race; which ,there were not. ·
. the Padfic . beach
rJn.
But they make the big loop,
but
18 made,it
At
any rate the Scott car was ·
kept
moving
in
th
b O.R.E. to . alljthe
way
to_Camalu.
At
Check · doing
well
_throug~
_Camalu,
but
finish fifth in Class i
o.
Sixth and 4·
1t
lool<ed
as
1fthecomboof
Art· the mysterious engine woes on
,
last
in class wereTotn Fergusson Pe,terson/ Ricbard
Goldbaum
·.
the heach
··
co.uld
not
be _solve.
cl,
and Bob Maynard,
.)
some hours anp. -Roger Mears Jr. w~re ·
and
the
team
took~
dnf
rand'lost~
later.
Out
after
Caralu
after a . leaping, at least on t~e road;
w1
_th · Boh
~cott'
_s
._
bid
.
for
~he ·
good run was the team
of
Chuck
th~
Bob Scot!/M1ke · Voyle~/ champ1onsh1p. ,
Also
havtf\g
.Sugar and Mike Pathck. Don Hatz car m close pursuit.
somctroublesalongtheway,and
Next to.leave
we
~e the
23
in
A
fi
ter.
.that the 1600s came-along.
nearly~
.
1,
. . . . . .
made it across the.beach, only
to
fun
to
-that point. He elected
fall out heading for Ojos Negros. to .
go
· solo, although · Roger ·
Koch
was
third and Stewart- Mortenson was standing by at
fourth in Class I, des
Jj
ite being Camalu. Welch
was
slowed
by
non-finishers. Steve and Ace the beach mud
andthe
fog
in _the
Bradford kept moving through mountains. Finally a
cv
joint
the long night and finished nine
Degan
cla
nking,
but
it kept
hot1rs behind the winner, but working: Russ Welch drove his
that was good
for
seconcl.in Class
O.R.E.
into the finish, the fourth
I . Winning the class and home car
to
arrive, fourth overall, and
second
overall
was
Mark
he.
was
about an hour behind the
McMillin, who· drove the entire McMillins on time.
of
day. It
was
distance. Mark reported no quite a race
to
do
a solo drive
serious trouble, only · lack
of
effort,
but
the wiry salvage
yard
vision
on
the beach·, and said that owner looked fresh and full
of
· he and his dad
•··
Corky both energy at the finish line ..
_ sto_p~d
__
often to wipe
off
the Just 15 minutes later the-team
headlights. · · · · ·
of
Craig Watkins and Greg
Next off the line
was
Class 10, Aronson came along, second
in
a goodly pack
of
21,
but
four
did
Class 10, fifth overall, and
not
dear
a check, and threemore clearly
the
1987 Class
10
points
were
QUt
beyond _Check 2; where ·
·•
champions.·. Along with many
Jim Stiles · was · the first one others, they · had fitted · a
wind~
through.
By
Ch~k
4 t~e-
fi~t
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was between· Jun · St1les/J1m
protection.
But,
l_ike
many
Greenway,
Bill
and
.
Mike
others, it caused engirie over~
Church, and Russ Welch., who heating on the ,east side
of
the
was the secorid·
Clas.s
10
at
the peninsula,
so
they kicked it
out
check,
but
several more were · and had no more troub'le: It was
reasonably close. Welch had nearly two more hoµr~ before
. most
of
his trauma oefore the the _third Class
IO
arrived, Dick
start. As he tnoved up the line, an Weyhrich, who dr'ave· with .his
.oil . line let go. His crewman · son _Gary. Weyhrich also
gei:s
a ·
Ricky fished another fitting
out
good samaritan award, men-
of
· his truck and he and Jim tioned in the Class 1-2-1600
Greenway got it all toget!ler
just
report .. Another father · and son
barely in time for Welch to
start
team were fourth·, Dave and
in his time slot. Bryant
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Young.Cameron Steele
is
a
twcker
this sea·son,
and
he drove the
tidy
Chevy S-10 very
welfto
finish a fine
third
in
the tough Class 7
The Baja
Bug
of
Harlmut
Klawitter featured a sliding windshield,
~nd it must have
worked
;
as
the
car
was a close second in Class 5
. Cf]arging through the warm desert.:the Bug
of
Wolfram Klawitter
and
Mat Parsons
had
trouble later on.
got
fixed and came in third
in Class· s: · · C
ranks. · ·
The handsome AL(ssie
Ford
Falcon
pickup
ran
as
good
.
as
it
looked,
and
Randy Salmont
and
Jim
Nick Gross arid Joe Valentine streaked away from the Challenger cars, the
biggest
class in the race,
.
..
. . . - . . ,
Hunter
drove the interesting eA
try
to the. Class 6 victory, winning
by
just seven minutes. .
·.
and
their
T-Mag led the way to victory, the team
winning
by
over 1 ½ hours.
-~ . kayoed by the beach run,
was
the Art reterson ORC,
down for hours here and there.
They did get a finish eventually;
inover 24 hours,
but
12th wasp't
enough points for
Art
to take the
championship.
Meanwhile Steve Barlow
and
John Hagle were
n::ioving
right
along in their O .R.E. Barlow
finished first on the road about
1
:SO
a.m., and he told another
of
the race, and the
dutch
hung · over half an hour; so Steve
up badly. He often had to back Barlow
not
only won the class on
··
up the hills.
On
the last miles he the
Baja
1000,
but
.,he
also won
came to a hill he c?uldn
't
get
_up,
· · th_e class
poin~
title. No
doubt
and along came Dick Weyhnch, the Barlows
will
buy a round
of
who graciously pushed Barlow _ drinks
for
the Weyhrich clan
at
fourth were Russ·Butow/Danny Ho11sewetz
had
retired. as
York in a Mirage; followed by · planned. ·So, . whe.n the, word
Jirn Fishback Jr.I.Chuck Miller. came that Mears
was
down;
In
all, 14 finished-in Class 1-2- Balch got in the Class 7. pre-
1600, and the last finisher
was
runner that Frank had started,
Jim Fishback
Sr.
, and drove the course
to
where
Ni
_ne . started in · Class 7, Mears
was
parked. Roger went
including the pit trucks
of
Roger
on
- racing
in
· the pre-runner,
Mears,
driven
by
.
Frank
somewhattiredbutmovingwell,
Honsewetz,
and
of
Larry
. while ·Balch went with .the 'pit
Ragland, driven by Clive Smith. crew further down
tourse
in
,i,
keen
Baja
tale. He said he ha9
tranny trouble
on
the last third
· up the hill and stayed with him to . the awards · banquet. Taking a
the final steep climb ~ut
ofOjos
. · solid
~cond
was
theJimcoof~ill
Negros and pushed him up that Rodnguez and Jesus Luna, only
obstacle also. Barlow waited the .
22
minutes ahead ofMorl~y and
few minutes for Dick to finish,
Mike
.
Williams
in
their
and 'thanked him profusely on. Chenowth. Next came the David
the finish platform. · . ·. Fessendens, father and son, who
No other
1600
came long for had a good run
thfa_!i
_me out.
In
· Roger Mears took off fast
ih
his order
to
get back
into
the
Deet~
Nissan, and Manny Esquerra, machine when planned
'.
. .
Ford,
was
close
but
had
to
stop ·
By
now Manny Esquerra
was
before · Check 2 to replace a hours.ahead
of
the
five
Class 7s
windshield
.
wiper
·
motor,
·still moving. Esquerra, with
handing a good lead
to
Mears. Joseph Naranjo riding shotgun
Meanwhile Larry Ragland broke
all
the way, slid:
off
the trail a
few
a
ball
joint about 20 miles
out
on times in the mud, but.arrived
at
the pavement, and park~d up a . die finish line just
five
minutes
bank: His crew, including Clive
after
Da
ve
Shoppe,
for a
Smith who had s,tarted behind convincing win
in
Class 7 / the
him,
was
on
hand soon,
but
.they yeac end championship arid a
were still working on, the truck keen seventh overall. .
late
in
the morning. . Over
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Then Roger .Mears lost the
oil
later Mears finished-,' giving
engine somewhere near Tres Frank Honsewetz
and
Nissan
an
Pozos, and that entry
was
· out, unexpected second
in
Cla~s ·
7.
bu
t-the Nissan team had a plan . .
Cameron
·.
Steele and · Mike
Sherman Balch, who started
in
..
Harding_
hacl
th~ir.own troubles
the John Deetz 7
4x4
Nissan, had along the way,
but
they came
in
ha.nded it over tqDeetz
at
Check third
tn
the new Chevy 5; 10,
2,
the same place that Frank about
an
. hour behind Mears.·
Ernesto.
and
Alfredo
Arambula went
quickly
on home
ground
ih Baja,
and
they
took
the lead late
in
the race
and
held
it
t,o
the checkered flag to win Class
s-1600. . , - I · - . · . .-·
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The tales
of
woe from
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker
would
fill
a
book
,
but
the veteran team kept the Dodge
moving
and
finished the
race
second
iri Class
4.
John
Dyck
and
Michael
King
lost six
hours
midway
to a
broken
trans,
but
they
got
the Jeep
rolling
again to finish an
easy
third
in
Charging
into
the desert the Chevy Camara
of
Bill
Russell
and
Neville Sharp
had
a real dice
going
late in the race,
but
the team
finished
second
in Class
6.
Class
4.
·
I I
Andy
L.
and
son
Andy
A.
Devercelly
led
a
long
way in Class
Scot
and
Brock
Jones nose
stand
over
the famous
Ojos
Negros
_5-1600.
but
beach
troubles
dropped
them to
second
at the flag,
cattle
guard,
but
they
kept
the BJg
together
to
finish the race
Looking
sedate here, Steve and William Taylor went fast later on
and
got
their Baja Bug home a close 4th;
by
7 minutes, in 5-1600s.
but
they won the year end
points
battle.
third
in Class 5-1600.
Fourth, and the last Class 7
Klawitter,
in a
somewhat
Matomi Wash
on
the loop the the night. They were surprised
to
finishers.
finisher .
was
the team
of
Larry confusing driver change strategy. Dyck Honcho hit a rock and finish at all, and more surprised Class 6 had a husky entry
of
Ragland and David Beck, ·
who
After lots
of
trouble in the night,
broke
the trans; repairs cost this
to
find they were second in Class eight sedans, some
of
them
lost most
of
their time
off
·the Jim
Cocores/Don
Robertson team some six I
hours.
Bill 4 ! a couple hours behind the supported by the efforts
of
both
start, and flew ,around the route finished fourth, followed by Lyn Donahoe's Dodge went
out
for Pikes.
It
was well worth the
all
-
Bill
Russell and Larry Schwa-
after repairs. and Mike Mocaby, and Pedro good in the same area. · night drive for Hall, as he
not
cofer in the struggle
to
save the
A hardy eleven Class 5 Baja Talamantes/Hemberto Espinola. Now in the leadJras the Dodge only won the Class 4 points,
but
class from extin~tion. Dale
Bugs started out,
but
a couple Class 4 started next, eight
of
Matt and Gale Pike.
The
father the Heavy Metal Championship. Jordan's Nissan
hadn't
oeen seen
were
out
early.
At
Check 4 it was strong,
but
Tom
Strong did
not
and son team had a.great last half Dyck and King, who lost their for some time,
but
he made
ino
a tight race. Bob Utgard/ Jeff get off the pavement before his to win Class 4
in
liust over 19 lights completely
on
the beach, Check 2 before dropping from
Hibbard flashed past first,
but
Chevy was parked. Jack Johnson hours. Losing a couple more arrived third in class, another the charts. Sid Spradling got one
two minutes ,behind and
in
the took off like a rocket in the cylinders, and both
front
and two hours down. The Arnolds
of
the 1969 Rambler racers
out
same
minute
came
John
Nissan, and led
all
the
way
to rear drive ·here and there, Hall finished fourth with more than a
of
mothballs and started
out
Cooley/Mark
Fox and Hartmut Tres Pozos, where the transmis- and Fricker kept their pit team double sweep around the clock, bravely, only to break a spindle
Klawitter, and in another two sion failed, and he
was
out. The busy but soldiered
on
through· and were the last Class 4 early in
~
minutes
Wolfram
Klawitter Dodge
of
Rod Hall and Jim
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passed by. Nine made
itthrough
Fricker was now leading,
but
I
Check 5,
but
then Utgard, who pitted
at
Check 4 to have the
had the lead on time, went out, as . brakes fixed, and the side
of
the
did
George
Seeley/Howard
Dodge was caved in as well.
Anderson, who were close ·
on
Frank Arciero, also missing
time through the check. some body work, got
to
the same
Running without any serious pit with the steering
out
of
the
problems, John Cooley and Chevy. It took hours
to
fix, and
Mark Fox crossed the finish line then down the road the trans
ad:52
a.m.,
theClassS
winners, went
out
and caught fire, so
the tenth overall car, and the Frank was a spectator.
1987 Class 5 champions. The
At
Check 4
John
Dyck and
Klawitters came in second and Michael King were.second on the
third
in
class. Hartmut was one road to Hall, followed in
15
of
many who took the wrong minutes by Lowell and' William
turn
at
Matomi
Wash
and found Arnold in a similar Jeep, and in
it led
to
a dead end canyon. But ; another ten minutes by the
he brought . the new -
Bug
in
Dodge
of
Matt and Gale Pike.
second, 15th overall. The older
When
Rod Hall returned
to
the
Bug
was an
hour
and a half
pit
the Dodge had dropped a
behind
in
third spot,. and Mat cylinder. After some·heavy work
Parsons had started
in
that car he continued on with seven
beforehandingovertoWo]fram
cylinders
working.
In
the
Wearing a little
dry
mud
, Rich Minga
and
Tom Ray came
back
from carb
problems
to place
second
in
Challenger
Class
and
win
enough
points
to make
. Miriga the 1987 overall
champion
. ·
Dusty
nmes
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Billy
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Kevin
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are always near the top in the
Sandwinder
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,.
and
in Baja they drove to
third
place,
out
of
27
starters.
Mike
Leon
and
Javier Tiznado
took
fourth
place
in the
Jimco
in
Challenger
class,
but
it
was close as they
w_ere
ahead
by
a mere
34 seconds.
Spencer
Low
and
Paul DeLang tried
hard
in the
spiffy
Nissan,
but
their
effort
this
year
fell short,
and
they finished
2nd
in Class
7S
.
~ - the race. So Sid re-joined
the Schwacofer crew.
The
Moser
brothers got over the Summit
before breaking a spindle at T res
Pozos. Later the trans blew up
and the Ford caught fire, and that
was
that. The nostalgic Edsel
of
Edward
Everett
and
Rene
·
Brugger made it to Check 4,
before returning
to
Ensenada on
the highway.
At
Check 4 the Australian
Ford Falcon Ranchero, a neat
looking rig,
was
the first Class 6
thrbugh and looking strong. It
I - -
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was
driven by Randy Salrnont
and Jim Hunter. Larry Schwa-
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about
25 minutes
back,
but
made a long
pit
stop,
replacing a shift cable and other
things in the
'55
Chevy. After the
second time through the double
check, four were still running.
The Falcon and the
'55
Chevy
exchanged the lead often
all
the
way
to Mike's.
In
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out
of
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jump start, saying
he
wanted a
ten minute lead for the service.
Out
of
Camalu
on
the Pacific
beach, the Falcon, the '55 Chevy
and the Camaro
of
Bill
Russell
and Neville Sharp swapped the
lead from mud hole to mud hole,
and it was a real race to the finish
line. Randy -Salmont and Jim
Hunter won the Class 6 battle,
one
of
the better races
of
the day.
Just seven minutes behind them
the
Bill
Russell Camaro took
second.
With
plenty
more
trouble in · the mud, Larry
Schwacofer and crew were third,
another 43 minutes back. ·
The
fourth and final Class 6 finisher
was the Saab 96
of
Arne
Gunnarsson and Jol;m Johnston
III, quite an accomplishment.
Class 5-1600 started a pack
of
19,
but
fi:ve were
out
after Check
2. Two more died in the dreaded
Matomi Wash. First
on
the road
at
Check 4 was Andy DeVer-
celly,
but
two minutes later along
came Scot and Brock Jones and
David Anckner/ Eric Arras, and
here nobody else was close,
but
12 made it around the loop
again. Almost
all
the
Bugs
had
troubles during the night, and
when it sorted
out
at the finish
line the 5-1600 winners were
Ernesto and Alfredo Arambula,
a keen 18th overall
to
boot.
In
second place were the Andy
Devercelleys, father and son,
only 25 minutes
out
of
the win.
They led to Camalu, then broke a
throttle cable, got that fixed,
broke a shock, replaced that, and
then had trouble with the lights.
Still, second in
Baja
gave the
Devercellys the class points
championship. Scot and Brock
Jones had more down time,
but
did finish third, follgwed ·by
S,teve
and William Taylor, and
David Anckner/ Eric Arras.
In
sixth among the ten finishers
was
the House
of
Buggies team
of
Michael
Lund
and
Robert
Falkenberg. They had trouble in
the water
on
the dry lake, had
various electrical problems all
night, and finally hit a tree only a
few miles from the finish line.
They were glad to finish sixth.
The
bigg
e
st
class
was
Challenger at 27 starters, and
all
but
four made it to Check 4, and
· a remarkable 18 finished the
race. In 18th spot, one place
from last overall, 35 minutes shy
of
the cut-off time, were Mike
Ward
and Mike Free, and they
must have some great stories.
The first Challenger through
· Check 4 was the T-Mag
of
Nick
·
Gross
and
Joe
Valentine
,
running and sounding strong.
Next
on
the road,
20
minutes
later, was the Sandwinder
of
Billy
Bunch,
followed
by
defending points champ Rick
Johnson.
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.
December
1987
The folks at Valle de T~
inidad
really
know
how
to spectate a race, as they
bring
along
refreshments
and
their
own
grandst
a
nd
to watch the
off
road racers fly
past
.
It
was a great day
for
Chuck
Johnson
and
Scott
Douglas. They repeated their
Baja 1000 win
of
last
year
in Class 7S, won the
7S
points
and
the
Mini
Metal
Championship
for
1987
.
After
a
rocky
start
.
Jerry
McDonald
flew
around
Baja in . the
tidy
S-10
Chevrolet,
went
fa
ster as
it
got
later
and
not
only
won Class 7 4x4,
but
his was
the fastest time
of
any truck,
good
for sixth overall.
The Rick Johnson
Hi
Jumper
crew have a very sad tale. It seems
they did the full loop, passed
back through the double check
on
the second time through, then
turned left instead
of
right
at
the
road split and did an entire
second loop, about
200
extra
miles,
before
realizing
the
mistake
.
They
eventually
finished 15th. In for a long pit
stop .
at
Check 4 was Don
Rountree's
Sandwinder
with
Gary Schneckenburger waiting
patiently in the seat while the
pesky brake problems were
cured. It took
about
15 minutes,
and the team eventually finished
sixth.
First
on
the road, first to
arrive, anq apparently leading
all
the way from Check 2, the big
Challenger winners