,
I,
including
OFF-ROAD &
RAI.LYE
ACT~ON
MEWS
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com
Walker
Evans
locks
up the
1986
Class
8 Championship, the
Heavy-Metal
Challenge Championship; and the
True
Grit
Award
with victory at the Budweiser/Barstow
250.
Spencer
Low
wins
the
Class 7S
Championship
and
the
Mini-Metal
Challenge
Championship
for
the
second
year
in
a
row
.
Class
7-4x4
rookie Dave Ashley,
on
the
way
to
his
second
consecutive
Barstow
250
victory.
Goodyear Wrangler radials help
Walker
Evans
take
home
the"Triple
Crown''
at
the
SCORE/HORA
season
finale.
The
rain
on
the
course of
the
Budwe_iser/Barstow 250
turned
the
deep
silt into slick
mud
.
Which
seemed to make
the
rocks
even sharper,
the
ruts even deeper,
and
the
terrain of the Mojave Desert even
more treacherous
than
ever.
But for Walker Evans, Spencer Low
and
Dave Ashley,
the
season-ending
event became a joy ride of sorts.
In
Class
8,
Walker Evans raced
his big Dodge Ram to
the
eleventh
off-
road Championship of his career.
He.
also
took
this
year's Heavy-Metal Challenge
Championship.
And
won
the
True Grit
Award for
the
fastest year-long average
speed
in
his category.
In
Class
7S,
Spencer Low took
his
Nissan Hardbody to his second con-
secutive SCORE/HDRA Championship.
And
his second consecutive Mini-Metal
Challenge Championship.
In Class 7-4x4, Dave Ashley, driving
Dick Landfield's rugge4 Ford Ranger,
won
his second Barstow 250-mile race of
the
year.
And
1986
~as
Dave's first year
of
truck
racing.
1986.
It
was a very good year.
For off-road racing.
And
for Goodyear
Wrangler radials.
So, to ,"Triple Crown"
winner
Walker Evans, to Spencer
Low,
to Dave
Ashley
and
all
of
this
year's
winning
Goodyear drivers,
thanks
for helping
us
prove how Goodyear Wrangler radials are
engineered to take
on
the
toughest
terrain.
And
congratulations
on
a great year
of -racing. . ·
GOODJlrEAR
Take
me
home.
,The
quick
way.
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Martin Holmes
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a
resounding
victory
overall
at
the
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Budweiser
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250
last
December. From Phoenix, Arizona, Noel races everywhere a·nd often,
and at one time was leading the
Baja
1000 overall,
but
failed to finish.
At Barstow he gained his first overall victory in the desert series, and he
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By
Homer Eubanks .
havin
·g a
secret
starting
order
placement
gives
the
promoter
the
power
to
position
favorites,
for
whatever
reason,
up
front,
giving
them
a great advantage
in
the
tight,
closed
course
stadium
style
races.
To
·
remedy
this
problem,
Du
.ring
the
winter
off
season,
our
capitalistic
society
it
is
the
drivers
should
vote
on
racers
have
time
to
lick
their
perfectly
understandable
that
inverting
the
starting
order,
or
wounds
and
prepare
for
the
up
anyone
promoting
a
race
should
there
should
be
a drawing in
the
coming
season.
Most
important-
receive a
just
reward.
Promoters
public
eye
to
insure
fairness for
ly, it is a
time
to
plan
ahead
to
should
also
realize
that
racers all!
make
the
next
season
even
better
spend
their
hard
earned
money
One
of
the
biggest-concerns
of
than
the
previous
one.
Hope-
to
perform
at
these
events
and
fair play
iriclosedcourseracingis
fully,
·
this
is
what
eveyone
con-
should
be
financially
rewarded
the
use
of
the
Rough
Drivmg
.
cerned
with
off
road
racing is
for
their
efforts
.
Committees.
Simple
errors
on
doing
with
their
off
season
time
.
The
problem
is
that
promoters
the
part
of
these
judges
can
prove
If
Short
Course
off
road
racing
work
every
angle
of
the
racing
devastating
to
the
sport.
This
is
is
to
hold
its
professional
motor-
business
to
their
adyantage.
This
the
true
hot
· .
seat
of
racing,.
sport
status,
it
needs
to
take
a is
where
one
group
can
put
the
making
objectivity
,
that
much
·
serious
look
at
itself
and
make
sport
back
to
a
semi-pro
status
more
important
.
changes
for
the
betterment
of
the
by
committing
some
.
unsavory
To
be
sure,
favoritism
happens
sport.
The
sport
has
come
a
long
dealings,
which
leads
the
sport
in
other
forms
of
racing
events,
way in its
short
history
.
Now
is
down
an
unprofessional
path
.
but,
in all cases
it
degrades
the
the
time
for
everyone
concerned
Promoters
·
get
into
making
integrity
of.the
sport.
Any
rac-ing
about
off
road
racing
to
look
promises,
or
giving favors,
and
organization, being
made
up
of
around
at
other
major
sporting
this
is
when
the
favors
turn
into
a
human
beings, will
have
faults,
events
and
decide
what
traits
not
Catch
22
situation,
where
no
one
unfortunately.
Professionalism
to
pick
up.
wins
and
the
sport
loses.
When
enters
into
the
overall
picture
as
Short
Course
events
can
be
one
sponsor
receives a favor,
those
people
involved
in
the
looked
at
like
children;
they
are
a
other
sponsors
feel
cheated
events
attempt
to
conduct
growing
personality,
striving
for
because
they
didn't
get special
themselves
in
a
manner
that
aims
maturity.
As
they
grow,
they
can
treatment
also, even
though
they
for
perfection.
·
be
subjected
to
many
racing
are
helping
to
support
the
sport.
Racing
fans
have
the
privilege
customs,
whether
good
or
bad
.
If
This
can
jeopardize
the
future
to
have
their
favorites!
Racing
:
left
unchecked,
the
bad
habits
support
of
sponsors.
officials
must
deal
with
facts .
picked
up
become
accepted
by
Of
course,
everyone
in
without
distortion
of
their
own
wrong
doers
as
fashionable
traits.
business
wants
favors,
but
the
personal
feelings
or
prejudices.
But
to
outsiders,
"bad
habits
are
, race
track
is
not
the
place. If
track
Putting
themselves
in
this
just
bad
habits!"
. favors
are
bestowed,
what
can
position
requires
one
to
commit
It · is
these
bad
habits
that
turn
out
is
that
the
Champion-
to
personal
excellence,
and
if
professionals
overcome
in
order
ships
will
become
·
nothing
more
they
cannot
make
this
commit-
to
project
a
positive
image
for
·
than
a title
for
those
that
can
ment,
then
it
is
apparent
another
,
their
sport.
This
image
works
for
.
afford
to
buy
it!
position
would
be
more
suited
to
1
everyone,
in
attracting
sponsors
How
could
this
be,
you
might
them.
and
fans
to
the
sport
.
This
ask?
One
point
that
.
comes
to
Promoters
are
not
the
only
acceptance
will elevate
the
sport
mind
. is
not
having
set
starting
individuals
involved
that
can
to
a
true
financially
professional
order
rules in
short
course
elevate
the
sport.
Drivers
racing
·
status
. events.
When
a
promoter
has
a
with
an
"eye
for
an
eye"
attitude
The
first
thing
Short
Course
secret
starting
order,
so
the
should
realize
that
their
actions
off
road
racing
should
do
is
take
a
drivers
wc;,n
't ·
sand
bag
iii leave
the
sport
with
a
black
eye.
hard
look
at
the
business
of
qualifying,
that
is
understand-
Sure,
fans love
the
action,
but
car
racing.
Promoters
put
on
racing able,
and
in
theory
should
owners
are
reluctant
to
s~nd
events
to
make
money.
And,
in
benefit
the
sport.
However,
their
money
on
a free
for
all
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Without
owners
wanting
to
spend
more
for
better
equip-
ment,
the
sport
cannot
grow
into
the
future.
Stadium
style
racing
provides
everyone
with
enough
physical
contact!
Now
it
is
time
to
let
the
show
stand
on
its
own
merit.
Closed
course
racing
has
all
the
features
of
success.
It
is
an
ideal
market
place
for
those
wishing
to
expose
their
goods
to
an
upbeat
'.
audience.
Very
few
other
motorsports
events
offer
as
much
action
as
does
this
type
of
racing.
With
apmperly
designed
course,
more
position
changes
occur
in
one
heat
than
in
most
entire
circle
track
· events.
This
.
exciting
competition
is
what
the
'
fans
come
to
see
.
Another
problem
that
closed
·
course,
short
course,
stadium
-racing;
or
whatever
name
it
has
in
your
area
,
has
is
the
lack
of
a
marketable
name.
You
say
motocross
to
someone
and
they
·
know
what
you
are
talking
about,
whether
it
is
performed
in
a
stadium
or
open
fields.
Some-
thing
like
Desertcross
or
Baja
Cross,
or
the
term
used
back
east,
Autocross,
is
needed
to
identify
the
sport
in a general
catch
phrase
.
The
·
market
place
has
trouble
identifying
with
·
many
titles
with
several names.
Let's
use
the
new
year
to
make
a
resolut
.
ion,
committing
to
the
·
betterment
of
the
sport
of
closed
course
racing.
January
1987
Trail
Notes
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, GEr-lERAL TIRE MOTORSPORTS has announced its 1987 contingency
program for the SCORE/ HORA events. Bonus money
is
offered also in
specified classes.
Of
course the vehicles must be equipped with General's
light truck gres to be elig\ble for the contingency prizes.
At
each event a total
of
$9000
is
available. Six truck classes will be given $1500 for first in class,
OR, $500 for the first finisher in class on General Tires. Special tire prices for
off
road racers will be .available in 1987 through the
Off
Road Racers
Purchase Program. Any driver competing in approved events
is
eligible for
the· discount. Drivers who qualify and are inter.ested in the program can
contact
any
General Tire dealer or call toll free 800-321-7575 to get the
"Competition Price Information".
THE 1986 SCORE/HDRA DESERT
SERIES
CHAMPIONS were
decided .-i many classes at the December running
of
the HDRA Budweiser
250 at Barstow. In
case
you are curious, a brieflist
of
the new champs follows,
and the full story on how they won their title will be the main feature
of
the
February issue
of
DUSTY TIMES. Mark McMillin will wear #100 next year,
taking the points title from Ivan Stewart·and Larry Noel, who were tied for
second in Class 1_. Bob Gordon bested David Kreisler and Bob Richey for top
spot in Class 2. ,
Scoring the overall points victory and in Class 1-2-1600, Jack Ramsay
accumulated more points than ·any other driver in 1986, running all eight
events. Willie Higman and Jeff Papple were second and third in the clas'
s.
Don
Adams took another Class 3 title trailed closely
by
Matt Pike and Mike
Schwellinger. Rod Hall ran
away
from Don Yosten and Don McCormack in
Class 4 points. Max Razo won a close one in Class 5 over Hartmut Klawitt~r
and Stan Parnell, and Steve Lakin did the same· to David Anckner and Owen
Duggan in Class 5-1600. ·
Class 7-went to Manny Esquerra by a bunch over Roger Mears and Larry
Ragland, and Larry· Schwacofer did the same to
Wes
Moser and Arne
Gunnarsson in Class 6. Spence Low squeaked
out
the win in
7S
over Willie
Valdez and Paul Simon, and won the Mini Metal title, whileJ~rry McDonald
had a good lead in 7 _4x4 over Jim Conner and Dave Ashley. Walker Evans
took another crown-
in
Class 8 from Dave Shoppe and Steve Kelley. Dave
Wood
ran
away
with Class 9 honors, followed by Gary Cogbill and James
Gross. The Challenge Class went
to
Rick Johnson, followed by Rich Minga
and Edward McLean. It
was
close
all
year in Class 10, but Rick Hagle took the
title from Steve Tetrick and Roger Mortenson. Ramon Castro claimed top
spot in Class 11, followed
by
Andy
Diaz
and Sergio Guiterrez, while Steve
Mize
!
defended his Class 14 title over Carl Cook and Jerry Daugherty. The champions
will
get
their rewards on January 3 at the annual banquet in Anaheim. ·
DATE
CONFLICTS
IN
THE
NEW
YEAR! The crowded calendar
is
upon us once again in
off
road racing in the west. So far February seems
tQ
be
the busy
month
in the desert, with nothing happening
in]
anuary. Lou Peralta
had already moved his San Felipe, B.C. event once
to
position it half
way
between the Score Parker
400
·onJanuary
31
and the HDRA
Gold
Coast on
March 7. Meanwhile, SNORE searched frantically for an event to start off
their season, after they·cancelled out at California City due to the excessive
cost
of
the required insurance. The only date SNORE could get around their
Las
Vegas base was, you guessed it, February 14, the same· date
as
the San
Felipe race. It
is
doubtful if that will be a big problem, because it
is
usually a
different group
of
racers that are attracted
to
the club style runs in Las Vegas
or the sands
of
San Felipe. .
However, short' cous~ racers
may
have a real problem
as
the stadium
season develops. The Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group recently
·announced an eight race schedule for 1987, starting off fast in Anaheim on
January 10 and in San Diego onJ anuary 1 7. The other half dozen
MJ"EG
dates.
should be available very soon, with plans
to
g6
to
lndianapoli~ and Detroit
in
March still very much alive. Meanwhile, Supercross, Inc., formerly known
as
Stadium Motocross, Corp.,
not
only has a new name in 1987, but a schedule
that includes a half dozen events that feature autocross for open wheel cars .
along with the famous supercross motorcycle races. They have only one firm
date at press time for the bike-car combo event, March 14 in the Sun Devil
Stadium in Phoenix,
AZ.
But Supercross, Inc., also plans a schedule
of
at least ..
six events that include the
off
road race cars. Beyond that Glen Helen
OHV
Park
in San Bernardino already had three firm dates published for two
months
in
DUSTY TIMES. Even a devoted short course racer could run out
of
energy, time, and
of
course money, trying to make
all
the events, even just
those in his immediate area. . .
.
RALLY
NEWS - The
WRC
Olympus International Rally .in December
went to Markku Alen driving a Lancia,which should earn him the 1986
drivers' championship, unless, the late Decemb~r meeting ofFISA decides to
toss out the Sanremo Rally. In .that case, Juha Kankkunen, who was second
in the rally, would be the,new world champion. John Buffum did America
proud by finishing third overall at the Olympus in-the Audi Sport Quattr.o.
California based Kiwi Rod Millen won Group A in Washington in a 4
WD
Mazda
Familia, and young Paul Choiniere surprised everyone by winning
Group N (Production) in his Audi 4000. There will be a full report
on
the
Olumpus in the next issue
of
DUSTY TIMES. · ·
Flush with the year end success at the RAC and Olympus, Ma
:z:
da Rally
T earn (Europe) announced they will campaign a pair ofMazda4
WD
323s
in
the
World
Championship Series in 1987. The 1985 world cha(Jlpionship
driving team
ofTimo
Salonen and Seppo Harjanne will drive one Mazda, and
lngvar and Per Carlsson
will
drive the other.
THE
AMERICAN
AUTO
WRITERS
AND
BROADCASTERS
ASSOCIATION just released the results
of
their All America team for
1987, selected by a vote
of
the membership. Last year Roger Mears became
the first full time off roader to make the team. This year part time off roader
and part time pavement racer Steve Millen made the twelve man team in the
"at
large" category. Getting honorable mention in the
"at
large" category
were a pair
of
oft times champions familiar to our readers. Manny Esquerra.
the current, and many times past, Class 7 desert champion and John Buffum,
the cur.rent, and many times past, _SCCA Pro Rally overall champion, both
got the votes to earn honorable mention. These drivers, along with many
others from
all
forms
of
American auto racing
will
be honored at the
AARWBA annual banquet on January 9 aboard the Queen Mary, in Long
Beach
Harbor. ·
more
TRAIL
NOTES
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page
45
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A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
P.O. Box 34810
Phoenix,
AZ
85067
(602) 252-1900
March 21
Lorna 150
Sonora, Mexico
April 18
Western 150
Phoenix,
AZ
July 18
High Country 150
Flagstaff,
AZ
August
29
·
Snowflake
Buggy
Bash
Snowflake,
AZ
October 17
Penasco 150
Sonora, Mexico
December 5
Sonoita to Rocky Point
Sonora, Mexico
AMSA
American Motor Sports Association
P.O
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Box
5473
Fresno, CA 93755
(209) 439-2114
BAJA PROMOTIONS,
LTD.S.A.
Lou Peralta
P.
O.
Box 241
Van Nuys, CA 91303
(818) 340-5750
February 13-15
Gran Carrera Internacional
San Felipe,
B.C.
. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
January 24,
1987
Glen Helen Rallycross #1
March
1987
(TBA)
High Desert Trails
April
1987
(TBA)
Carlsbad Rallysprint
May
2-3,
1987
Rim
of
the World Rally
Page6
May
30
or
31,
1987
Glen Helen Rallycross #2
July
1987
(TBA)
Prescott Forest Rally
August
1987
(TBA)
Glen Helen Rallycross #3
· September
26-27,
1987
Cliffs
of
Gorman Rally
December 5-6,
1987
East
of
Indio VII
FORDA
Florida
Off
Roaders
Drivers' Assbciation
5349 Hansel Ave
.,
C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
(305)
851-6245
FLORIDA OFF
ROAD
RACING ENTERPRISES
. P.O. Box
40
Inverness, FL 32651
(813) 933-794 7
(904) 726-6560
FUD
PUCKER
RACING TEAM
250 Kennedy,
#6
· Chula Vista, CA 92011
(619)
427-5759
August
8,
1987
Superstition 250 IV
Ancient Dry Lake Bed
El
Centro, CA
October
3,
1987
200 Mile Plaster City Blast
Plaster City,
CA
December
31,
1987
150 Mile Dunaway Dash ·
El
Centro, CA
.GORRA
Georgia
Off
Road
Racing As
0
sociation
Box
11093 Station -A
Atlanta,
GA
30310
(404) 927-6432
March 5
50 miles
Cordele, GA
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April 5
100 miles
Alabama
April
26
Winder, GA
June
7
100 miles
Alabama
June
28
Winder
1
GA ·
July
26
Cordele, GA
August
23
Winder, GA
September 13
100 miles
Alabama
September 2 7
Cordele, GA
October 25
Winder, GA
November
28
250 miles
Cordele,
GA
December 5
Annual Banquet
GREAT WESTERN .
POINTS SERIES, INC.
Ron
Knowlton
831 So. Jason
Denver,
CO
80223
(303) 722-5537
May3
Raceland
I Denver,
CO
May24
Gordo~, NE
June 7
St. Francis,
KS
June 21
Raceland
Denver,
CO
July
19
Raceland
Denver,
CO
August
8-9
St. Francis,
KS
August
30
Raceland .
Denver,
CO
·September
20
· Raceland
Championship
Denver,
CO
HDRA
High Desert Racing Associatio·n
12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las
Vegas,
NV
.89124
(702) 361-5404
January
3,
1987
,
Desert Series A ward Banquet
Anaheim, -CA
March 6-8,
1987
.Gold Coast 250
Las
Vegas, Nevada
May 7-10,
1987
Mint 400
·
Las
Vegas, NV
July
3-5,
1987
Fireworks 250
Barstow·, CA
September 11-13,
1987
Frontier 500
Las
Vegas,-NV
January
1987
December 5,
1987
'
Desert Series Awards Banquet
Las
Vegas, NV
HIGH PLAINS OFF
ROAD
RACING ·
ASSOCIATION
· Darla Crown
P.O. Box 83
Wall, South Dakota 57790
. (605) 279-2245
Feµruary 15
Badlands
Baja
Interior, S.D:
August
16
Gumbo Buttes
Baja
Pierre, S.D,
October
24
Last Chance
Baja
-
Wall, S.D.
GLEN HELEN
OHV
PARK
P.
O.
Box 2937
San Bernardino, CA
(714) 381-4454 or
(714) 880-1733 .
March 22,
1987
Short Course Race
June 14,
1987
Short Course Race
September 2 7,
1987
Short Course Race
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O.
Box
36 .
Cleves,
Ohio
45002
(All
events staged
at
the
club
grounds
in
·Cleves, Ohio)
M.O.R.E.
3513 North West Loop
820
Fort
Worth,
TX 76106
(817) 625-8843
MICKEY THOMPSON'S
OFFROAD
.
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
Mickey Thompson
Entertainment Group
53 Woodlyn Lane
Bradbury, CA 91010
(818) 359-5117
January 10,
1987
Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim,
'CA
January 17,
1987
.
Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego, CA
OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL
RALLY .
John
Nagel ,
P.O. Box 4254
Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206) 754-971 7
June
25-29
WRC
Olympus International
Olympia,
WA
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
OFTEXAS
.
14.
21
Lee Trevino, D~l
El
Paso, TX 79935
(915) 594-8266
O.O.R.R.A.
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Association
Larry Terry
9220 N.E .. 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
(405) 769-5491
(All races located at Freedom,-OK)
· Vic Brurnham
Freedom. Chapter President
. (405) 621-3428
ORSA
Randy Miller
407 G Street, Suite F
Davis, CA 95616
(916) 756-
9938
(916) 756-6399
Short Course & Sand Drags,
all
events at Sacramento
Raceway, Sacramento, CA
November
15-16
POST
Pennsylvania
Off
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Short Track
Shark Saxon .
. RD #3,
Box
9
Towanda, PA 18848
(717) 265-3076
All events in Monroeton, PA at t/le
intersection
of
Routes 414 _& 22
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SERIES
· Pro Can Am Racing Inc.
P.O.
Box
323
Seahurst, Washington 98062
-.
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(206)
242-1773 .
March 20-21
250
miles
Richland,
WA
"'
May
23-25
.
Y errington 250
Yerrington, NV
June
19-20
·
250
miles
Richland,
WA
. July
24-25
400K
Ashcroft,
BC
September 18-19 -
Millican 400
Millican Valley,
OR
SCCA PRO RALLY
SERIES
Sports Car Club
of
America
. P.O. Box 3278
Englewood,
CO
80155
(303) 694-7223
February 13-15,
1987
Barbary Coast Rally
San Francisco,
CA
March
20-22,
1987
Carson/ Reno Rally
Carson City, NV
April 10-12,
1987
Tulip 200
Chillicothe,
OH
.
May 14-17,
1987
Centennial Pro Rally
Westcliff, CO
June
5-7,
1987'
Susquehanno~k Trail
Wellsboro,
PA
July
24-25,
1987
Arkansas Traveler
Little Rock,
AR
August·
21-23,
1987
Sunriser Forest
Chillicothe,
OH
Dusty
Times
September
11-13,
1987
Tra
ve
rse City Ra
lly
Traverse City,
MI
September
25-27,
1987
Ojibwe Rally .
_ Grand Rapids,
MN
October 22-25, 1987
Press
On
Regardless
Houghton, MI
November
13~15,
1987
·
. Wild West Rally .
Tacoma,
WA
·
scORE
Score International .
31356
Via Colinas, Suite
111
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 889-9216
January
3,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
· - Anaheim, CA
January
30-31,
February 1,
1987
Parker 400
·Parker,
AZ
April 3-5,
1987
Great Mojave 250 .
Lucerne Valley, CA
.
June
5-7,
1987
Ba
ja
Internacional
_Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
__
Au~st
14-16,
1987
Off
Road
World
Championship
Riverside, CA ·
No
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ember
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Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
December
5,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
· .
Las
Veg
a'
s,
NV
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SCORE
CANADA
390 Chemin Du
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}6N 1A3, Canada
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SCORE
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P.O.
Box
6819
Burbank, CA 91510
(818) 768-2914 .
June
26-28,
1987
10th Annual Score Show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
SILVER DUST RACING .
ASSOCIATION
P.O.
Box
7380
Las
Vegas,
NV
89125
(702) 459-0317
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
·P.O.
Box
4394
Las
Vegas,
NV
89106
(702) 452-4522 .
June
13,
1987
Twilight
Race
Las Vega
s,
NV
Jul
y 25-26,
1987
Midnight Special
Las
Vegas, NV
Dusty
Times
October 2-4;
1987
Snore 250
La
s Vegas, NV
SHORT TRACK
OFF ROAD
ENTERPRISES
FORMULA
l!>ESERT
DOG
SERIES
S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator:
SUPERIOR OFF ROAD
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DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
· Karen Jenkins
2345 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55343
September
5-7
Labor Day 250
Yerringtpn,
NY
November
21,
1987
,Black Jack 200
Las
Vega
s, NV
Gil Parker
7406 So. 12th St. ·-
Kalamazoo,
MI
49009
(616) 375f
F33
(612
),
544-2370
WHEEL
TO
WHEEL, INC.
S.O.R.R.P.
Speedway
Off
Road
Racing-Productions
. Bernie Weber
VORRA
Valiey
Off
Road Racing Association
1833 Los Robles Blvd.
Sacramento,
CA
95838
(916) 925-1702
P.O.
Box
688, Dept.
4W0R
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
KOL
IC0
(613) 332-1766
(613) 332-4128
SUPERCROSS, INC.
Gateway
Plaza
P.O.
Box
402
Temple, Texas 76503
(817) 77J-3548
·.
STADIUM RACING, U.S.A
180 Newport Centen[
1
Dr., Suite 270
Newport Beach,
G::A
92660
. (714) 76011606
May 23-25
Y errington 250
Yerrington, NV
WESTERN OFF
ROAD
RACING ASSOCIATION
· · 19125
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Ave.
Marty Tripes
228 Faxon Drive
Spring Valley, CA 92077
. -(619} 463-0654
March
14
Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe,
AZ
June
20-21
Virginia City 200
Virginia City,
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Side Tracks •••
By
Judy Smith
'
Last
month
we
talked
about
that they had decided
to
mark
the Baja
1000,ingreatdepth,and
another roa~,
not
nearly so
· you may have thought that we'd rough,
as
an alternate
to
the ·
exhausted the subj~ct. But we , ' original section
of
the course.
have more to say. This so~nds great,
but
the
There· were some last minute immediate question w~s,
"How
course changes
at
the 1000, and
do
w~
f!nd this alternate~" Sal's
we'd like to discuss them now. ~escnptton
wa~
. that
1t
was
First
of
all, let's make it clear
that
bef<;>re
Tabion . . Well, any~me
we
understand the need for
both
who
s .
ever
tried
to
fmd
changes.
We
have
no
quarrel somethmg
that
was BEF(?~E a
with that.
What
we think was
land~ark
knows
how
d1ff1cult
wrong was the way
one
of
them that
1s.
And,
for those
who
had
was handled. only a_sketchy pre-run,
or
none
As the course came down
out
of
the mountains at Camalu, it
crossed the highway and headed
straight
out
to
the beach.
Then
it
turned south, generally parallel-
ing the shoreline, and skirting
some planted fields.
As
we
pre-
ran this area (which wasn't well
tnarked
at
the
time)
we
wondered ,
how
the farmers liked
all the
dust
settling
on
their
various crops. Apparently, they
didn't.
Word
got
back
to
SCORE
that
one
of
the farmers
with some strawberry fields was
very unhappy.
So
the course had
to
be cha_nged. At the ·drivers'
meeting the officials announced
that die course would take a
different route around those
fields.
Be
preµued,
they said. ·
J]god
enough. Every driver
~ad-
,to watch the markers closely
and
had
to find the new trail
around
the strawberry patch. It
wasn't hard, as the markers had
1?een
cha~ged and the course was
!med with spectators. But it
added an element
of
surprise.
Still, since every driver had
to
find the way
thro
_ugh the area, it .
was evened out.
But!
At
the drivers' meeting
the officials had announced
another change. This
one
was a
bit
different. Down the road
apiece, after El Arco, and before
the course came
out
on
the
pavement above San Ignacio,
there was a very tough section. It
was
about
-eight miles long, and
had been very hard
to
travel
during
pre-running.
At
the
drivers' meeting they announced
at
all,
tt
was
no
help.
And
that's what
1t
turned
out
to
be during the race. If a driver
had been over the course several
times, he would probably have
spotted the turnoff,
and
would
have found
itduringtherace
. But
that was
no
guarantee.
We
know
that Ivan Stewart,
who
got there
early, was unable
to
find the
turnoff. It probably wasn't
too
crucial
to
Ivan, since
he
was the
first car
on
the road,
but
as the _
day progressed and the condition
of
the trail worsened, it would
have meant a
lot
to
some folks to
be able to find that turnoff. Like
the biker with the flat tire that we
saw
in there late in the evening.
We
spoke
to
one biker, who
tried
to
tum
right where he
thought the alternate road might
be, and a
pit
crew for a competing
brand-
of
bike
-told him~ he
··
couldn't
go
that
way, that it
wasn't the course. Now, in all
probability,
that
pit
crew person
thought
he
was helping the biker
and keeping him
on
the course.
Because
most
of
the pits
that
were i_n that area had probably
gone
down
a day
or
two early,
they would
not
have
known
that
the access road
had
been made
into
an alternate route. Some
sort
of
sign had apparently been
posted,
but
in the ·confusion
of
all the pits,\ it was invisible.
Many, many drivers missed it.
Bill
Varnes,
\
who
had
the
unnerving expet\ence with the
crowd
of
rowdie's, was
one
of
them, and Bobby F~rro, a
Baja
veteran, missed it, as did several
of
the front running bikers. And
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uncounted others.
We'd
like to suggest that
if
·
SCORE
had simply sent one
person down there
to
remaTk the
course, ·ribboning
off
the old
trail, and making the "alternate"
route the only
way
to go, a lot
of
difficulties 'could have been
avoided.
No
one had any trouble
getting past those strawberry-
fields where the course had been
changed.
Actually, this is an old gripe
of
ours.
We
do
our
limited pre-
running (limited by budget and
time
off
available) and think we
have a pretty good handle
on
. things,
a:nd
then,
at
the drivers'
meeting the officials say,
"You
know that part
of
the course
out
there, past the wash, and around
the corner from the dead bush?
Well
... some
of
you found the
short
way around it,
so
we've
decided
to
make
it
an•
'either/
or"'
There
we
stand, the
·:
night before
(or
maybe a half
hour
before) the start
of
the race, .
wondering where in 'hell he's
talking about.
How
will we ever
find that alternate time-saving
route?
If
it's easier,
and
shorter,
why'n hell
didn't
they
just
make
··
it
a
part
of
the course in the first
place, and let everyone go .that
way?
·,
Well, that's
how
we felt
about
that course change in Baja. And
as
we
flogged along
that
nasty
section,
dodging
rocks
_ and
plo_wing silt,
we
,wondered why
Sal and Steve
hadn't
just marked
the dagnabbed alternate in the
first place, and omitted this
unpleasantness.
What
difference
would those few miles make?
And
if they
hadn't
been alert
enough to see it in the beginning,
then
why,
when
someone
pointed it
out
to them,
hadn't
they just made it the course? If
was sure to be used for short-
coursing for some. All they had
to
do
was
put
up
a couple
of
big
red arrows and tell everyone to
go that
way!
While
we
were struggling ·
through that area,
we
were
wishing that
SCORE
still ran a
sweep vehicle at the
end
of
every
race, and
we
were daydreaming
about
watching Sal and Steve
sweep that section in their
official Toyota.
Good
racing
to
all in '87.
Additional
:
HAPPENINGS
FIA
WORLD
RALLY
CHAMPIONSHIP
'\.
"'--
January
17-24,
1987
' Monte Carlo
Rally
Monte Carlo, Monaco
February
13-15,
1987
Swedish
Rally
Karlstad,
Sweden
March 10-
15
·,
198
-7 '
Port Wine
Rally
Estoril, Portugal ,
April
16-20,
1987
Safari
Rally
Nairobi,
Kenya
May
7-10
;
1987
Tour
de
Corse
Ajaccio,
Corsica
.
May
30-June 4, 1987
Acropolis
Rally
Lagonissi,
Greece
January
1987
The
Yokohama
6·50
Club
Report
.
B:y
Jean
Caldn
The
1986
season
is
over and
the Yokohama 6-50 Club has a
new overall champion. The'gold
medal winner this past year
is
none
other
than Stan Parnell . .
Stan
drove
the
Larry
Bitcon
Class 5
cat
in all µine eligible
races,
and
Stan
also
finished
every
one
of
the
n'ine races,
certainly a championship per-
formance. Stan gathered in a pair
of
class wins, a pair
of
seconds
and a pair
of
thirds
to
earn his
gold, having to t
hrow
out
the
points earned in the other three
races. Stan Parnell finished well
ahead
of
the crowd
on
points
with a total
of
305
after the three
discards.·
Corky McMillin ran seven
of
the eligible events, tossed
out
one
of
two DNFs; .and his
II_lajor
points came from a first place in
Class
2,
a second and two thirds.
McMillin
finished
second
on
points,
and
the
silver
medal
winner has a total
of
249
points.
The
6-50
Club
was Gregg
Symonds' idea originally, and he
came into the bronze medal in
1986'. Symonds also competed in
all nine races,
but
had a trio
of
DNFstothrowaway.
The Class 1
driver had a second, a third and
two fifths among his finish scores·
in 1986, and his adjusted points
total
is
245, really close behind
McMillin.
Not
much further hack Danny
Letner took a giant stride with his
Class _2 victory at the December
Barstow bash. Letner won Class
2 there, and he also won the 1986
Parker
400.
He ran in six
of
the
June 25-29, 1987
Olympus
RaJly
Olympia, WA,
USA
July 11-14, 1987
New
Zealand
Rally
Auckland,
New
Zealand
August
2-9,
1987
Argentine
Rally
Buenos
Aires,
Argentina
August
26-30,
198
,7
1000
Lakes
Rally
Jyvaskyla,
Finland
September 22-26, 1987 ,
· Ivory Coast
Rally
·
Yamou
ssoukro,
Ivory
Coast
OctQber
11-17, 1987
San
Reino
Rally
.
San
Remo,
Italy
November
22-26,
1987
,
RAC
Rally
England
events,
a few
without
much
success,
bui:
he
is
only
,
eight
points behind Symonds, with a
total
of
23_7.
Close
all
year,
Jim
Temple
finished close again with 233
points for a fifth in 6-50 stand-
ings for the Class 2 driver who
won
the
Great
Mojave
-250
overall. Class
10
ace Jack Irvine
missed a few events this year,
but
he won at Parker and ended tip
with
216
points.
Challenger
.
Class racer Edward McLean
is
very tight with
213
points to
round
out
the
top
seven. The
full
report
on
the other
top
guys in
the 1986 points standings will be
in the February issue
of
DUSTY
,
TIMES.
We
will also have a
,,
report
on
the
medal
awards
·:
presentation happneing January
\i
3,
during
the
Score
/
HORA
'
· banquet.
The
program
is
much the same
for
198
7 ,
using
the
eight
,,
Score/ HDRA desert races and ,
the SNORE
250
for the Yoko-
ham
a
6-50
,
points
standings.
,;
Only a driver's best six
out
of
n_ine races, any six,
count
for the.
. year end points, and the prizes ,
are
gold,
silver
.
and
bronze
medals for the
top
three.
It all starts over again
,a
t th~
Score Parker 400 the . end
of
January, so if you are the driver
of
recora and 50
or
more years
of
age, come
on
· board, it costs
nothing.
Do
put
your
age
on
the
entry form so it will be
on
the
entry list, .and available to the
points keeper in
1987.
ATTENTION
RACE
ORGANIZERS
List
your
coming
events
in
DUSTY
TIMES
fre
e!.
Send
your
19
87
sc
hedu
le
as
soon
as
possible
for
listing
in
this
column.
Mail
your
race
or
rally
schedu
le
to
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TIMES
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Suite 0 ,
Agoura,
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c
ocial
Evenl
of
lhe
Off-Qoad "
&ason
0CORE/HDRA
Awards
Banquet
January 3.
1987
Anah
~
im
Hilt~n -
Qeservations now be
in8
a
cce
pte
d.
C
all
cC
OQE
tf
e
adquarlers
-
818/889
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INTERNATIO
'
NAL:
ra
Championship
Off-Road
Racing
H,GH
DESERT RACINGASSOCIATI.ON
~~ire,
pad~~
/M~
198'6
()~
'POUIU
We
also congratulate th.e Class Pqints -Champiohs:= -
, .
.•
I I .
MARK McMILLIN - CLASS 1
BOB GORDON - CLASS 2
JACK
RAMSAY
"'
CLASS
1-2/1600
and Overall Buggy Classes Champion
DON ADAMS - CLASS 3
ROD
HALL
- CLASS 4
MAX RAZO - CLAS 5
STEVE LAKIN - CLASS 5-1600
..
LARRY SCHWACOFER - CLASS 6
MANNY
ESQUERRA - CLASS 7
SPENCER LOW - CLASS
7S
and Mini Metal Classes Champion
JERRY McDONALD - CLASS 7-4x4
WALKER EVANS - CLASS 8
and Heavy Metal Classes Champion
DAVE
WOOD-
CLASS 9
RICK
HAGLE-
CLASS
10
RAMON CASTRO - CLASS ·
11
STEVE MIZEL - CLASS
14
RICK JOHNSON - CHALLENGER CLASS
1 DUANE SUMMERS - CLASS
20
SCOTT MORRIS - CLASS 21
,
·.
and Motorcycle Cla~s-Champion
r ,
DAN SM
1TH
- CLASS.
22
BILL HARRIS - CLASS
30
RON GRAY - CLASS
38
ROBIN DAVIS - CLASS
23
STEVE FENTON - CLASS
33
and 3-Wheel ATV Classes Champion
MIKE
MANCHA
- CLASS
43
GLEN ELLIOTT - CLASS
24
and 4-Wheel ATV Classes Champion
RON APODACA - CLASS
25
STEVE SIXBERY - CLASS
34
1
and· Odyssey Classes Champion
PHIL BLURTON -
CLAss
·
44
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Seltie4
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REMEMBER
..
The
first event
of
tJ 1.987 series is
the
SCORE
PARKER
400,
January
30,
31
&
February
1. Entry forms are
now
available from
SCORE
Headquarters.
Can 818/889-9216 for ·information.
. \
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l
· l
I
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I
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Larry
Noel
Wins
Overall at the
Dust
Free
Dash
in
the Barstow ·Drizzle
Ph
,
tos:
Trdckside
Photo
Enterp
.
rises
I .
Larry
N<fel
came on strong in the last lap
at
Barstow
and
he
charged over the damp desert in his Chaparral to win the
race in Class 1 and take
an
overall victory for the first time.
The
!
winter
run
on
the
Barstow, California
off
road
course has always been popular
with alll level
of
racers, never
more
so
than the first weekend in
December last year when 275
entries showed u·p in the crisp
high desert winter weather. A full
265 made the starting line in a
light
rain
early
Saturday
morning, facing the
unu
sual
hazards
of
slimy rocks and water
filled ditches
on
a course well
known for
i.ts
choking dust.
The route was enlarged
la
st
summer,
and
again this round,
now over 80 miles the lap. The
course was basically the July
route,
run
in reverse direction,
with the
start
/ finish line in its
usual
spot
at
Barstow College.
There were a few new trails on
course, with fresh and ferocious
rocks recently turned
up
by the
B.L.M. bulldozer, to
connect
the
more
familiar washes and hill
s,
while eliminating all running
on
the p0wer line roads.
Three
laps.
were required ·
of
all classes,
except 11, as the Beetles needed
just
two laps for an official finish.
The serpentine course held eight
checkpoints
and
a few
more
monitor
stations to keep the her~
of
race cars
on
the right paths. In
some areas you could see
other
parts
of
the course from your
trail,
so
close did the route come
together
at
several points.
The festivities started Friday
morning
in
cool
but
pleasant ·
weather. Registration, tech
and
contingency inspections all
took
place
at
the Barstow
Commu
nity
Co
ll
ege, a
mo
st
gracious
host
for
the event.
The
Bud 250 replaced
the Las Vegas based Frontier 250
on
the
HORA
calendar this year,
and it was co-sponsored by
Olson
Distributors, the local
Budweiser people, and
Soutar
Motors, the Barstow Nissan
dealer. All day long a
constant
·
parade
of
race ready vehicles
inched through the slow moving
tech line
and
went
back
to tinker
with the mechanicals, as there
is
no
impound
at
HORA
events.
On
Friday an occasional clap
of
thunder
portended
what was
to come.
By
nightfall the clouds
had gathered
and
the wind died
completely.
On
Saturday
morning intermittent rain
and
drizzle started
before
dawn, and it
was a soggy pack of.
driv
ers who
gathered for the 7_:30 a.m.
meeting
for
the last
word
on
the
race course. It rained until well
past n
oon
at
the start/ finish and
on
many sections
of
the course,
but
in a few spots the
sun
was
out
as well.
The
grou
·
nd
was wet
everywhere,
and
this race had
absolutely
no
dust, a major
fact~r in the swift lap times
recorded
by
nearly every class.
Cars diced nose
to
tail
for
miles
aeross the desert, with
no
need
to
swing
out
into
the rocks
to
gain
visibility.
Of
course there was
some fog
in
the hills,
but
other
.
than
the
brisk
temperatures
and
the drizzle,
it
was
an
ideal race day
on
the high desert.
Promptly
at
8 a.m. the first
Class 1 car,
Mark
McMillin fresh
from
his overall
victori
in Baja,
was first away. Mark,
in
the
Porsche powered
Chenowth
had
plenty
of
competition
among the
17 Class 1 starters,
and
with
no
dust, these cars
moved
out
at
incredible speed.
The
lap times
turned
out
to
be
faster than
most
pit
folk
had
figured.
Rob
MacCachren,
who
started fifth,
was the first
around,
and
chalked
up
a
swift
1:
37.42
. MacCachren,
who
won
overall
on
this
course
last July, was looking
good
for a
repeat performance,
but
he lose·
oil pressure and retired
on
the
second lap.
Running· second after one
round
was
Mark
McMillin, less
than two minutes back, with
Tom
· Baker
just
to the rear
followed by Ivan Stewart in the
Toyota
truck
and
Bob Renz/
Dick Clark in their Raceco, all in
the same minute. Mark McMillin
was the overall leader after two
of
the three laps,
and
only a dozen in
Class
-1
~
ent
this far. McMillin
had a good lead
of
nearly three
minutes
I
over
Larry
Noel,
Chaparral
who
had
to
stop
and
fix a loose tie
rod
on
the first
round
.-T dim Baker,
out
in
a single
seater
at
Barstow; held
on
in
third
spC?t,
only
20 seconds
behind
N<:>el's
Chaparral. He was
followed
by
Ron
Brant, Raceco;
and
Renz:fClark. Ivan
Stewart
dropped
tp
sixth here, with four
flat tires
on
the second rough lap.
The third
and
last lap told the
tale.
Mark
McMillin had a flat,
then a pai!r
of
flats, and
that
was
the end
of
his
hope
of
winning.
Larry Noel
had
no
problems
and
little traffic
on
the last lap, and
· the Arizoha driver was first
on
the road k
nd
crossed the finish
line
around
one
p.m. His overall
·time for I the three laps was
4:56
.34, a six minute
cushion
for
the overall victory. Noel,. who
was the I Class 1 winner
at
Lucerne last spring until the
penalty
phase,
savored
his
victory, h~s first overall
win
in
the ScoreY
HDRA
desert series.
Ron
B_
ri
ant, the 1985 points
champ, picked up the pace
on
the
last lap anti
took
second in Class
1, a
bout
4½ minutes faster than
the hapless
Mark
McMillin, who
really wa~ted
to
win a race
at
Barstow. Ivan Stewart was back
strong, f~r · fourth in class,
although tpe
Toyota
was missing
most
of
the rear
body
when
he
finished. Baker vanished
on
the
Defending
Class 1
points
champion
Ron
Brant
had
a
good
day
in
his
Racec
o,
and
he
finished
a
strong
second
in the
tight
Class 1
contest.
Mark Mcfytillin had the overall lead for a time in the Chenowth,
but
last lap
troubles
on
course
dropped
him
to
third
in Class 1
action
.
Danny Letner
and
Henry Bergdahl came on
strong
late in the race to take a neat win in Class 2
and
second overall in the
Porsche
powered
Raceco
,
with
no
big
problems
on
the
course
.
Page
10
January
1987
Dusty
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· was fifth,
and
Bob
Gordon
; slipped
to
sixth.
Class 2 was
another
last lap
dash
for
the
front
runners,
and
- dashing the fastest with the least
trouble
was
Danny
Letner_,
and
he
won
Class 2
and
also finished
a keen
second
overall.
About
half
a
minute
back, Bob Ri
i::
hey
claimed a
strong
second
in class,
third overall, driving the entire
Driving
the
whole
distance
this
race,
Bob
Richey
was
close
all
the
way
in
Class
2,
and
his
Raceco
ended
up
second
by
less
than
a
minute,
and
third
overall
.
Bob
Gordon
and
Tim
Crabtree
had
minor
woes
with
the Class 2
Chenowth
,
but
they
made
good
time
and
finished
well
,
officially
in
third
place.
· distance.
The
Arcieros
finished
third,
about
five
minutes
back,
but
Al slid
into
the finish
too
hot
to
stop,
and
earned a 15
minute
penalty, which
dropped
them
to
fourth. Inheriting
third
was Bob
Gordon
/
Tim
Crabtree,
who
had
finished
about
six
minutes
back,
but
ten
minutes
ahead
of
Ed
and
Tim
Herbst.
This
class ran in a
pack, as David Kreisler
and
Curley
Nobles
were
another
three
minutes
· back in sixth,
followed~
last lap,
and
Gregg
Symonds,
off
road's
elder statesman,
drove
solo
to
· fifth in his Porsche
powered
O.R.E.,
beating young
Rob
Gordon
by
just
three
seconds
for
that
spot.
In all, ten
finished
in Class
1.
Class 2 came
up
·with ·a hefty
28
starters,
half
ofthem
capable
of
winnng.
It
was a tight struggle
on
lap
1,
but
it
was
Frank
Arciero, Jr. in the Raceco
who
had
fast time,
1:36.04.
About
two
minutes
back
Jerry
Penhall/
Kent
Pfeiffer
had
their
new
Raceco
running
second
. Just
16
seconds
back
was
Bob
Gordon/Tim
Crabtree,
Chen-
owth,
followed in a
minute
by
Danny
Letner/Henry
Bergdahl,
Porsche
powered
Raceco, Brian
Collins/Ken
Cox,
.
Chenowth,
John
Krugar, Raceco,
and
Bob
Richey, Raceco, all in
the
same
_
minute.
This
was
going
to
be
Ji
some
battle.
Penhall slowed
on
the
next
lap,
and
retired
on
the
third
.
Up
front
Frank
Arciero
held
the
lead,
although he slowed
some
and
was
reported
to
ha;ve
rock
.
damage
to
his eyes. Al Arciero
took
over
the
leading R\i.ceco for
the last lap, since
Al's
Class 1
had
only gone a , few milesj. Collins
Frank Arciero, Jr., with a lastlap assist from brother
Al
,
got
the Raceco home
fourth in Class 2 after taking a
15
minute}ime penalty. , :
. I
and
<Cox
moved
into
second
place,
only
_
seconds
behind
Arciero, and
Danny
Letner was
withi
ni
inches also. Bob Richey
was
nbw
a close fourth, Penhall
I .
Darren Wilson went solo in his Mirage this trip, and
it
worked for him
as
he
.
came ih second in the hotly contested Class 1-2-1600 ranks.' .
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Racing
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, . I
Class~ 1-2
1600
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Thanks
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,
Steve Tetrick and Fred Ronn gave
it
a
good
try,
but
their O.R.E.
fell
short
of
the Class'
10
victory,
by
an incredible
eight
seconds
at the flag.
Greg Hibbs and Mike Julson
had
a few problems,
but
they
booted
the Chenowth Magnum home a fine
third
in Class
10
and
13th overall.
Steve Kelley got close in Class 8 in the Chevrolet, and missed the
win by less than three minutes, finishing with
an
ailing transmission.
~
in three minutes by
Steve
and
Tom
Martin. So it
went
down
the line
as
17 two
·seaters finished the course in ·
good time.
Class 10
was
next
off
the line,
also with 28 starters,
and
three
hard chargers got
out
front early
in the day. Leading the pack by
mere inches after one lap was
Rick Hagle, Raceco, with Jack -
Irvine/ Kit Trenholm, Raceco,
less than two minutes back. Steve
Tetrick/Fred
Ronn,
O.R
.E.,
· were just 23 seconds behind
them, and Gary Weyhrich, from
Oregon, was just another 26
seconds back in fourth in his
Raceco. Whew!
We
saw the three leaders near
Check 7
on
the second lap,.
and
they were right
on
each
other's
.
Finishing his
championship
year in great style, Rob Tolleson flew to victory in
the
39
car
Class 1-2-1600, and was 16th overajj on the fast, fast
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January
1987
Bob
Scott
and
Mike Voyles
got
their 1600 special
around
with
scant
trot
1
bles
and the team took a fine
third
in Class 1-2-1600 action. · '
bumpers, with Hibbs back a
couple
of
minutes. Hagle held the
lead
on
time
at
the end
of
thefap,
the
other
two
had
a driver
change, and
Tetrick/Ronn
were
now second,
about
three minutes
down,
and
Irvine/ Tr
enholm
were in the same minute,
but
destined
not
to
finish the third
lap. Weyrich held fourth,
about
three minutes ahead
of
Mike
Zupanovich, and the team
of
Greg Hibbs
and
Mike Julson was
up
to
sixth, only
11
minutes
behind the leader.
The race was tight between
Hagle and
Ronn
on
-the final
round,
th
_e pair as close
a1;
'they
could get
without
touching in the
outstanding visibility
on
course.
Hagle
turned
his fastest lap
on
the last one, a 1:38.58, and he
won the Class 10 255 mile sprint
race by a tiny eight seconds over
Steve
Tetrick
and Fred Ronn.
The pair finished in formation,
having started just
30
seconds
· apart. They fought so hard
that
they finished fourth and fifth
overall. I
Gary
Weyhrich
had
big
problems
on
the last round and
fell
to
fifth place, the youngster
doing
a~
----
----
Rick Hagle
continued
on his
winning
streak in Class
10,
taking the spiffy
Raceco to victory in a very hard fought contest,
and
;inishing a
nifty
4th overall.
Walker Evans
had
a
good
day on the desert, despite the missing fender,
and
Walker sailed to the Class 8 victory
and
also to the
points
win
and
Heavy Metal
Championship ..
Dusty
Times
Rc;,ger
Mears'
Nissan
Truck
wins
the
HDRA
Budweiser
250.
NISSAN
THl(NOERS
TO
. .
l
at
Barstovv
and
Spencer
Lovv
from
clinching
the
championship!
~very
?~
-
road
driver
is
used
to
the dust
and
heat
of
q~sei::
racing,
J but this year the Mojave
had
a
surprise
wa1t1ng
when storm
clouds
greeted the HDRA
Buawe1ser
250.
.
The
rain
started before the
race
and
it didn't take longlbefore the
soggy
course
had
trucks slipping
and
sliding
into l
each
other.
Yet,
as
bits
and
pieces
of
trucks littered the
way,
and
as
one
competitor after another
was
blown out
of
the
race,
Roger
Mears
easily
piloted
his
Ni~san
Hardbody
Truck
the full
250
miles.
In
the
end
Mears
was
the only survivor
in
his
class
.
as
he
claimed
victor}f
in
a fast
six
hours
and
eight
minutes.
.
Spencer
Low
also
showed what a Hardbody
Truck
can
~o when
he
clinched
his
third
consecutive
Class
75
title.
Plus,
for a
second
year
in
a
row,
he
captured the MinhMetal
Challenge
.
title-one
of
off-road's most
prestigious
achievements.
-
1
,
Nissan
congratulates
Mears
and
Low
on
their
wins.
Of
course,
events
such
as
these
mean
more than
vic-
tory.
They
offer
an
opportunity
to
drive
Nissan
cars
and
truJ
ks
under
some
of
the
severest
conditions
possible.
Spencer Low takes
third
consecutive
Class
75
title.
This
is
just
one
of
the
many
ways
in
which the quality that
goes
into
Nissan
cars
and
trucks
is
constantly being improved.
You
can
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Dave Shoppe and Larry Maddox dropped some time mid-race, and
made a lot
of
it
back to finish third in Class 8 in their trusty Ford.
· Jim Cocores and Dave Snoddy had better luck with the new
paint
scheme,
and
their Baja Bug zipped
into
second in Class 5 on the
Max Razo and John Johnson had a long middle
lap,
but
they
got
a
3rd
in Clas 5 earning the 1986 points championship for Max
Razo.
very last lap.
~
solo
run
at
Barstow. Greg
Hibbs/Mike
Julson leap frogged
into
third
in the
Chenowth,
18
minutes
back,
but
ten minutes
ahead
of
Bill
Sallenbach
and
Mike Bird,
who
brought
their
Raceco
up
from
seventh
to
fourth
on
the
firial
round.
Roger
Mortenson
and
Russ
Welch
got
the Funco
home
sixth.
Of
the
1)
finishers
in
Class 10, one, in
tenth
place, was·
Mike
Zupano-
vich,
who
apparently
broke
the
front
end
on
the Raceco,
and
had
This
is
the system
run
by
most
off
road race
winners
a pair
of
tow
straps
and
a come-a-
long holding
the
front
end,
strapped
to
the roll cage, as he
crossed
the
finish line.
We
missed getting
that
picture.
Class 1-2-1600 -continues
to
produce
huge
entry
numbers,
with
39
starters
at
the
Bud
250,
even though Jack Ramsay had
secured the class
and
overall·
championship
on
points
before
the event. Despite
the
numbers
and
talent in the ranks,
it
turned
out
to
be a
two
man
battle
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WHOLESALE
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DEALER
INQUIRIES
INVITED
front
most
of
the
distance in .
Class 1-2-1600. Right
out
of
the
chute
the
battle raged between
Larry
Job,
in
the
Valley
Performance Interceptor,
11nd
the
1985
overall
points
champion
Rob
Tolleson in his
Mirage.
Job
had
the edge after
one
lap,
but
he was only a
minute
and 19
seconds
ahead
of
Tolleson
.
Others
were in
the
picture,
of
course, with
Darren
Wilson,
Mirage, less than
four
more
minutes
back,
and
Bob
Scott/Mike Voyles
were
another
three
minutes
down.
Pete
McCowen
and
Scott
Pfeiffer
were less
than
another
minute Roger Mears
had
a great
debutfor
his new
V-6
powered Nissan Hard
body
, and
he beat the desert to score first place in the
modified
Class 7. ·
back,
but
were seen
no
more.
On
lap 2
we
saw Job leading
come
in
nintb
in class. Stopping
down
Baja winners
Art
Peterson
Tolleson by
about
a yard heading for little
more
than gas,
Rob
and
Roger Mears, Jr. were eighth,
into
Check 7,
but
with two thirds Tolleson finished his season well with
problems
all day. Having
of
the race done, Tolleson had
out
front
, winnng Class 1-2- even
more
troubles, the 1986
· the edge
on
time, by seven
1600
by nearly 14 minutes.
points
champ
Jack
Ramsay
_minutes.
Job
held
about
ten Darren
Wilson
took
a strong
ended
up
12th
, using
an
extra
minutes
on
third
running
second in class, making
it
a one-
hour
on
his first lap.
Wilson,
and
Scott
/ Voyles were two punch for Mirage. A full 15 Class 8
trucks
came
another
11
minutes back. Lance
Another
15 minutes back,
out
to
test
t_he
rocks
and
damp
and
Glenn Tidwell were .up
to
with a longer last lap, Bob
Scott
ditches
at
Barstow,
but
it
was
v"
fifth in their Raceco, and half the and Mike Voyles were third, less
another
one
of
those Wii.lker
~i
field was
within
minutes
of
each than five minutes ahead
of
Evans days
on
the
desert. Evans
other.
Dennis Fry in the Flat & Vertical led all three laps in his Dodge
to
-
Rob
Tolleson never lifted his Raceco.
The
Tidwells'held
on
in claim
not
only the race victory, ·
foot, all three laps less than a fifth, and
Scott
~ebster
/
Coy
but
the
Class
8
points
minute
apart
on
elasped time. Brigman were bac~ seven
more
championship
and
the Heavy
·.
Larry
Job
wa
_s in trouble, with
minutes
followe
1
d
in
four
Metal
Crown
for
1986
. Several ·
major breakage
on
the last lap, minutes
by
Larry Smith/
Jon
other
trucks
kept
Walker
honest
but
he
got fixed well enough
to
Kennedy.
Another
six minutes
and
running as
hard
as he could,
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= however. After one lap Dave
ft was his second race in Class 5 and Mike Quintana made
it
a dandy,
as
he won
(he close battle on the last lap with a 5½ minute-margin in victory.
John
Dyck
and
Al
Baker topped the
slir,1
field in Class 4 driving the Jeep J-10.
Honcho
smoothly
to take th_e victory
by
.over a full·
hour
on elapsed time. ·
January
1987
Shoppe
was less
than
three
minutes back in his Ford, and
Steve Kelley, Chevrolet, was
only 25 seconds
behind
him
. Just
another
seven minutes back, _
. Steve
McEachem
was fourth in -
his Chevy,
and
Steve stayed in
fourth all the way home.
The
rough course
took
its toll
on
the heavyweights,
and
after
two laps, seven were missing.
Walker's
lead
now
was
up
to
four minutes, and Steve
Ke
ley
was second,
four
minutes ahead
of
Dave
Shoppe.
After a horrible
first lap, over three
hours,
Frank
Vessels had his Chevy
up
to
fifth,
but
his
hard
drive was . for
nothing, as
an
engine fire
put
him
out
on
the last lap.
The
final lap saw few changes,
except
that
Steve Kelley finished
just
minutes
behnd
Walker
Evans. .
The
Chevy came
.in
·
billowing
clouds
of
transmission
oil smoke,
and
Steve was happy
to
make
the
finish line. Dave
Shoppe
and
Larry
Maddox
kept
up
the pace
to
take a
strong
third,,
six minutes back, almost
an
hour
ahead
of
Steve ·
McEachem
/ Jeff
Geiser.
Henry
Escalera
and
Michael Rix
got
their Ford in
fifth, two
more
hours
back, and
Bob Sievert was the sixth
and
final Class 8 finisher, his Ford
having less than
half
an
hour
left
on
the
time allowance.
The
Class 7 entry
dropped
to
Dusty Times
Steve Lakin
and
Todd Fetters shared the driving to finish a close _
2nd in Class
5-1600,
and Lakin
is
the
1986
class
champig_n
as
well.
In
sight
of
the leaders, Norm Shaw had a late breaking disaster Staying with the pr.ogram all day Dean -Telli(lghuisen and Don
on
the last lap, and the Circus Circus Bug finished a long
third
in
Atwood
got
their
older
Funco over the three laps to take second
Class
5-1600.
· place in Class 9:
three
starters
at
Barstow,
and
one
\\'.as
gone
after the first lap.
However,
Manny
Esquerra,
Ford,
and
Roger
Mears,
-
Nissan,
put
on
a
great
show
for
half
the
race.
They
ran
in
sight
of
each
other,
thrilled
the
spectators
with
a
side
by
side
act
in
some
areas,
and
enjoyed
the
contest
.
After
one
lap
Esquerra
led
Mears
by
just
one
minute,
and
off
they
.
wen!
into
the
drizzle.
Esquerra
lost
the
engine
in
the
Ford
on
the
middle lap, and Mears had some
troubles,
but
now no competi-
tion
.
He
got
back
in
the
groove
on
the
last
lap
to
finish
with
a
total
,
time
of
b:OB.
59
.
Roger
was Class 5-1600
had
a different leader every lap,
but
Randy and Rick ilson led
pleased
with
the
fir
st
desert
·.
the third lap, and when it counted, at the chec,kered flag, in their tidy Bug.
performance
of
his new V-6
powered Nissan Hardbody, and · among the front runners, just Llewellyn, making their second
it
is
nice to have a winner
in
a check the times on the result start
in
the ex-AlJordan
Bug
. Just
brand new race car. sheet. The Max Razo/John another
five
minutes back
was
An
even
dozen
started
in
Class
_
Johnson
combo
had
a
decent
lead
the
Greg
Heinrich
/ Jim
Pope
5,
and
remarkably
,
ten
finished.
of
seven
minutes
on
the
first
lap
entry,
with
Hartmut
and
This class
was
also a battlernyal over Mike Quintana and Richard Wolfram Klawitter
ifst
a
few
Already the
points
champs
for
1986,
Dave and
Bryant
Wood ran away from the
field in Class 9
at
Barstow, winning the
half
dozen car class
by
a
cool
two hours.
more seconds down.
· H~inrich lost an engine on lap
2, Razo and Johnson had
sµspension
breakage,
and
Mike
Quintana
took
over
the
lead,
holdihg about seven minutes
I .. . . -·
over the Klawitters. Another
three
minutes
back,
Jim
Cocores/Dave
Snoddy
had
cured
their
first
lap
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Stan
Parnell was -
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Danny
Ashcraft
and
John
Hamilton
worked
hard
in
the
Raceco
.
On
home
ground
in ~
arstow
.
Rick
John
s
on
and
Gar
y Watson
got
Despite
a
few
problems.
Spence
Low
and
Paul
DeLang
got
the
Ni
ssan
into
second
in
Clsas
7S an(J
got
another
championship
in
hani:I
for
Spence
Low.
and
they
took
second
in
Challenge
Class
act
-i
on
.
just
about
26
the
Hi
Jump
·
er
around
for
third
in
Challenge
Class
and
got
the
minutes
behind
' . · -
championship
for
Johnson.
~and
going solo this race, Dyck and Al Ba:ker,JeepJ-l0and Fetters, who had two minutes
or
The contest
was
on
the final_
Curt
-LeDuc, in his first desert so
on
Norm Shaw. So it went
lap,
not
only for the event
but
for drive, in another Honcho. down
tht
ranks. The 5-1600s
. the points
cha~pionship
. Having . ·
strong
vanished
on
the second _ had a
ve
ritable traffic jam
on
the
· made a pact with Llewellyn
not
lap
,,
and
Rpd
Hall took over the. trail, they were running
so
close
to
stop
for a driver change if they
!<".ad
.
Nobody
else was close.
on
time.
were doing well. Mike Quintana McCormack moved into second, Lesle/ Steele were missing
ori.
carried
on
to take the big win in followed by Dyck, then
~Due.
·the '
second
lap;
and
· Dave
only his second race in a car. The
However,
LeDuc
was
out
Anckner/ Henry Arras took over
team made their debut last fall at · somewhere
on
the final lap,
and
the lead, · holding ten minutes
the Snore 250. Quintana _took Rod Hall lost an engine scoring a over the Wilsons. Lakin/ Fetters
the victory by 5½ minutes over rare, for .
him,
DNF
.
Don
were
back
another two minutes
hard
charging Coco.res and McCormack was busy changing a and Shaw
was
less than a minute
Snoddy, whose tough lap had transmission
on
course, and John behind
t.hem.
Darryl and Alan
been the first one. Max Razo Dyck and Al Baker took the
Cook
were
up
to fifth, and 15
poured
the coal
on
during the Class 4 win home
to
Phoenix. Bugs were still running well, half
final round, doing a 1:45.12, and McCormack made the finish line
of
them in one giant pack.
he slid into third place, securing about
an
hour
later
to
take .
On
the final lap the-Anckner · A
new
driver
in a
ne
'
wcar
.
Bill
Bunchbe
a
t35
othe
rs in the Challenge Class. taking
his points title. He and Johnson, second place. _ · Bug lost the transmission, and the reborn
Sandwinder-Midi
to a big
victory
in its maiden
outing
on
the desert
who did _the first lap, had nearly Class 5-1600, like Class 5, with it their hopes
of
capturing ·
·'
·
identical.times,
but
their middle produced some. real surprises
at
the points championship, having
lap was
36
minutes longer. The Barstow. Among the 25 staters been second
on
points going into
Klawitters were close in fourth were a
do
zen strong and weff the _ race. The
Cooks
had a 4½
place, only 41 seconds later, and known teams, and this was a
hour
lap and
fell
to ninth place.
Stan Parnell finished fifth. donnybrook from the green flag.
Up
front the Wilsons turned
Class 4 fielded five rigs and· Mike Lesle and Cameron Steele their fastest lap, a 2: 11.38, and
they all made the first lap.
Tom
started
out
leading after one lap, they came across the finish line
Strong and Steve Borden had trailed in a couple
of
minutes by the
5-1600
winners. Only 5½
their Chevy in the lead then, David Anckner/ Henry Arras, minutes back, Steve Lakin and
holding :ibout three minutes over who had -about three minutes in
Todd
Fetters took second place.
points champs Rod Hall and Jim hand over Dave Hendrickson/ Lakin had the points to take the
Fricker in the Dodge.
Don
· Peter Alesi.
Only
another
half
1986
class
c
ha
mpionship-,
McCormack and Dick Greenlee minute back were Randy and making it two titles for the two
were another
11
minutes back in Rick Wilson\ followed in
40
Bugs
on
the Razo Racing Team.
their D?'1ge, followed by John seconds
by
Steve Lakin/
Todd
Norm
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Willie
Valdez
and
Joe
Alvarado
turned
in
three
matching
lap
times
in
the
Ford
Ranger
to
win
Class
7S
convincingly
,
leading
all
the
way
on
the
rough
cour~e
..
almost in sight
of
the finish line, after three laps. A couple
of
9s
lost a
bunch
of
time,
but
still failed
on
the first lap, including
finished third, less than two .
our
own SS 1 with an ailing
minutes ahead
of
Richard Kent engine. Chuck Inman and. Herb
and Doug Ingles. In all eleven 5- Smith were second after one lap,
1600ssurvivedtherough,tough
followed
by
Andy
Blue.
course for a three lap finish. However, neither one covered
It
was
the last Hurrah for Class . · the second lap. -Dean TeUing-
9, written
out
of
the 1987 rule huisen and
Don
Atwood were
book. The 1200cc fans showed sec;ond in Class
9's
swan _song,
up with six starters, five old. the only
other
class finisher.
Funcosand
the state
of
the
art
car
The
popularity
of
·
the
of
Dave and Bryant
Wood
, who Challenge Class-
is
astounding,
had already secured the class with
36
of
the restricted buggies
championship
.
The
Woods,
starting
at
Barstow.
··
The tough
father and son, took
off
into the course took · its revenge
on
the
gloom. and held ten minutes
or
swing axle, single shoeked cars,
more lead the entire race. They though,and only 15 finished the
finished over
~o
hours
ahead three laps. Home town -Barstow
Dave
Ashley
and
Wally Kaiser
had
no
trouble
that
showed
.
and
thei
r
Ford
Ran[J_
er
led
all
three laps'in Class 7 4x4 in an
excellent
performance
in the
rough
:_
Dusty
Times
Paul and Dave Simon ran 3rd all the way in Class
7S
in their Ford The 1986 Class 7 4x4
points
champion
Jerry
McDonald
had
time
In one
of
their best finish positions this year, Mike Randall
and
Bob
Bower
brought
the Jeep Comanche home a
good
third
in
Class 7 4x4.
· Ranger, and they also finished 3rd in the
1986
points standings.
costly
mechanical woes,
but
came back strong in the Chevy to
take second in class.
Missing bodywork
as
always, Steve Mize/ and
Tom
Nathan drove the Ford Bronco
to
the victory in Class
14,
and Mize/
was
already the
1986
points champion
.-
Class
14s
seem to shed body panels,
but
Jerry Daugherty and Ken Stout led
the first lap,
but
dropped to second in class at the finish line.
boys Rick Johnson and Gary things shifted around on the
Watson
led the first lap by about middle lap. Douglas Brown took
six minutes over DouglasBrown.. over the lead in his new Geise
A familiar shape to old timers, built Challenge car. Bunch
was
but
a brand new car was in third
about
six minutes back in second
place. It was the Sandwiri.der and
about
six minutes ahead
of
Midi
of
Don
Rountree, wi'th Bob
mates
Rountree
/
Cassetta.
Cassetta co-driving. They were Johnson/
Watson
lost time
but
another five minutes back,
but
held fourth, followed by Danny
only
40
secop.ds ahead
of
Rich Ashcraft/ John Hamilton, and ·
Minga. Next, two minutes more Minga dropped to sixth with
behind
was
another
new
brake trouble.
Sandwinder Midi driven by
Bill
On
the final lap Johnson and
Bunch, and Mike
Ward
and
Watson
had more trouble and
Mike Free were next, in the next Brown disappeared. Bill Bunch
minute followed in less than a brought his Sandwinder in the
minute by Danny Ashcraft. This class winner in its
debut
run
in
was some horse race! the Challenge class. It looked like
As expected in a big class, a Sandwirider one,two
in
class
Mike
Schwellinger
and
Marty Pollard scored the first Class 3 victory for the ·
Conejo
Off
Road
Team
, and they led all three laps in the tidy Jeep CJ
7.
Dusty
Times
shaping up,
but
Rountree's Midi
broke
a brake
drum
about 20
miles
out
and dropped
to
fifth.
Bunch beat all the odds, winning
over Ashcraft _and Hamilton
by
26 minutes
at
the
flag.
Rick
Johnson and Gary
Watson
were
two more minutes back in third
in the old Hi Jumper,
but
the
points were enough
to
give Rick
Johnson
the
1986
class
championship.
Making
back
time fast, Rich Minga nailed
down fourth, · only three more
minutes out, and well ahead
of
Rountree/Cassetta.
Finishing .
15th, Chuck Guy
and
Rhonda
Walsh used all
but
six minutes
of
the te,n
hour
· time allowance to
finish three laps, and they get the
turtle. title, 133rd overall.
A brave 14 were
on
the
stil.rting line in Class_ 7S,
but
alas,
the rugged route
put
five
of
them
dqwn and
out
on
the first lap,
and only four finished three laps.
This was a , race for the class
championship and the Mini
Metal title in the desert series, as,
go,ing into the event, Willie
Valdez and Spencer Low were
absolutely tied
on
points. Valdez
was really wired for the race,and
he had no problems
on
course.
Willie
turned
.
three
nearly
identical 2:12 laps
to
lead
on
the
road and every inch
of
the
distance for the victory.
Also
getting
their
stuff
together
·
after
a
year
of
developing -the Toyota, Malcolm
Vinje and Mark Hansen were
second
on
the first lap,
about
seven minutes behind, with ,Paul
and Dave Simon only five
minutes behind them in their
Ranger. Suffering flats
and
broken
shocks, 'the Nissan
of
Spencer Low and Paul
Delang
was fourth here, only a couple
of
minutes
behind
the Simons.
On
the middle lap Valdez
increased his lead
to
15 minutes,
and Low was healthy now and up
to . second.
The
Simons held
third,
about
six minutes behind,
and
no
one else was within an
hour
. . Willie Valdez and Jose
Alvarado sailed across the finish
line with a convincing victory in
the Ford Ranger. Willie knew if
Low finished better than fifth, he
had
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Keeping the leader in
sight
all the way,
Andy
Diaz and Scott
Wagstaff were second in Class
11
, just a skinny minute and
35
seconds behind.
Ensenada racer Sergio Gutierrez made_it a one
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11
, taking a close third at the
1-2-1600
all day, and they finished fourth, just
five
minutes 'out.
checkered flag.
~
the series championship.
Spencer Low arrived less than
11
_minutes later to claim second
place in the Nissan,
and
the Mini
Metal year end title.
There was a real race for
third
place going
on
to
the rear. The
Simons
and
Vinje/ Hansen were
within a minute
or
so
of
each
other
most
of
the lap.
At
the flag
Paul
and
Dave Simon
took
third
place in the
Fotd
by a minute,
49
seconds over ·Malcolm Vinje
and
Mark Hansen in the Toyota.
While
three
more
stock trucks'
covered two laps,
none
of
them
finished. ·
Class 7
4x4
seems
to
be a
relatively slow growth group,
but
there were nine
on
the line
at
Barstow, and five
of
·them
finished.
The
four wheel drive
had
to
be
a-help in the wet sand
and
on
the steep
and
slippery
hills
on
course,
and
they all
covered
at
least one lap.
Out
front
on
the first
round
was the
Ford Ranger
of
Dave Ashley
and
Wally Kaiser, well ahead
of
the
herd. Favorite Jerry
McDonald
had
a case
of
flipping fan belts,
and
it
took
a pulley change
to
cure the
habit
in the Chevy. He
was sixth
on
lap 1. Jim
Conner
and
Carl Jackson had their
Nissan in secqnd
spot
at
one
third
distance,
about
eight
_minutes
out,
and
Stan Houghton
and David Henry
had
their S-10
in third,
another
five minutes
down, in a_tight
run
for
this class.
Ramon Castro, with Salvador Avila co-driving, nailed down his 1986 Class
11
points championship
by
taking a very narrow victory a·t the Barstow contest.
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Ashley picked .
up
the pace
considerably
on
the second lap
to
increase his lead
to
33
minutes
over second running
Conner
/
Jackson.
Houghton
held third,
now
just
six_ minutes behind,
and
McDonald was
up
to fourth,
trailing the
other
Chevy
by
just
· 12 minutes. Mike Randall
and
Bob Bower
dropped
to
fifth with
problems
with
the
Jeep
Comanche.
The team
of
Dave Ashley
and
_Wally Kaiser
kept
up
the pace,
their Ford leading all three. laps
. for the 7
4x4
victqry. It made it
two
out
of
three for
Ford
in the
mini
truck classes. Jim
Conner
broke
a lower
control
arm
and
failed
to
finish . Jerry McDonald,
whose <