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IIIIPIY
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1986
marked
the
most
successful year
in
Mazda
truck
racing
history. So
it
shouldn't_ come
as
a
surprise
th
_
at
Glenn
Harris
wasted
little
time
securing
Mazda's first
win
of
the
1987
season
in
San
Diego.
Unleashing the Mazda
B2000's
270
rotary-driven horsepower, Harris
flew off
the
starting
grid, grabbed
the
lead
and
never looked back.
Obviously,
Harris
and
the
California
Gold
Racing Team have
their sights set
on
whadies
ahead. Another
11
ld:;t; l.)a-•
successful year for
Mazda
in
1987.
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problems with the Ford Ranger, the team, who joined forces late last
year and won the
Baja
1000, now have a second and a first place in the
1987 desert series. They are leading the points hunt going into race 3 at
Lucerne Valley. Chuck Johnson commutes from Illinois to race the
desert. Both his truck, pictured here, and the Ranger ofSc'ott Douglas,
from San Diego, will be used this year in search
of
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by
Ron
Flrming
Fat
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Performance
Peti~ion
~
Oppose
the Inclusion
of
Four
Valve
Engines
i-n
Class
;10.
Wl'
thl'
undl'rsignl'J
do
not
want
to
include
four
valw
pL'r
cylinder
engines
iri
thl'
Class
10
· rull's
for
a
numher
/)f rl'asons, thl'
first
of
which
is
c
ost.
When
you
allow
ti.n1r
valvl' enginl's
you
raise·
costs
not
just
for
the
motor
hut
for
the
Jrivl'
train
components
as
well.
As
we all
know,
increasl'd
horsepower
mearis a greatl'r
potential
for
drive
l
train
foilurc·,
which
results
in a dl'crt·ased
finishing ratl'. ·
.
Thl'
second
rl'as(m is
halann·
.
.
No
one
form M engine
is
dominant,
and
at
any given racl'
anyone
can win.
Many
types
of
engines
,i're
availahle
tc:ir
use,
and
most
can
he
competitive
when
properly
preparl'dl
Last
yl'ar's
Clas
s
IO
champion
j
won
with an
air
cooled
push
rod
\
motor,
and
this
year is
currl'ntl
ly
running
the
sa
me
motor
in
a class wherl'
l'Veryhody can
uw
a
"modl'rn
motor".
So,
in l'ffect
Wl'
havl'
a~h.ieved a
near
perfect
ha lance in
C lass
IO
nioti
Vt
" ph wer.
"Why
change?" !
Thl'
third
rl'ason
is
participa-
tion.
Currently
thl'
largest
participation
in
our
class is hasl'd
on
air
cooll'd,
11ush
rod
l'nginl's.
Tht:sl'
peopll'
wmild
he·
hurt
_ rill'
most
with thl'
inclusion
ot
a
tour
valve enginl'.
Therl'
is
no
way
to
change
an
air
cooled
l'ngine
to
a
four
valve,
hl'nn·
rt·4uiring a
cJ
impletl'
l'ngilll'
and
car
changl'.
We
now have
one
of
the largest
da
.ss entries at every_ race. If less
limitations
in enginl'
ruks
arl'
so
good,
why
isn't
thl'rt' highl'r
l'ntry
in
Class
I!
Ohviously,
hL'GlUSL'
of
increasl'd
costs.
Ll't's
n(>t
"spend
our
class _right
out
of
existl'nce!"
·
Thl'
fourth
reason
is
a
standard
set
of
rules. In I
98
5
we·
Wl'r
gi
~
en
a Sl't
of
rules
for
Class
IO
hy
tHL'
powl'rs
that
he,
and
Wl'rl'
told
thl'y
WL'rl'
"written
in
stonl'
tor
fivl'
years
."
Now
thl
' saml'
powt
·r,s
want
·
to
changl'
thL
·
mil's
,
h
l!l
t
tor
whom
and
111
whosl'
hl'st
inttl'rl'S
t!
Thl'
-fifth rl'ason
is
format.
I(
y(
lU like
thL·
un
.llniited enginl'
format'
thl'rl' arl'
othl'r
classl'S
you
ran
·
run
your
four
valw
motor
in,
such
as
Class
I
or
2.
Rut, pll'aSl' d( m
't
changl' ( :lass I()
into
soml'thing
otlwr
than
it
is
now
for
no
good
rl'ason
1
If
you
fl'l'I
this
way also, pleasl'
sign
this
pl'tition
and
makl'
your
voicl' hl'ard,
or
drup
a
notl'
to
SCORE
and
HDRA
and
Bill
Savagl',
whosl'
. addrl'SS
is
in rill'
TL'ch
Tips
column.
l'IL'asl'
hl'surl'
to
inc li1dl'
your
race·
te
·
am
.
ass
ociation,
ancl if applic1hll',
your
·
SCORE
or
HDRA
me·mhL'rship
numhcr
.
T h i s p
l'
t i t i o n \\' i
II
h
cirn
.ilating
i1t'
thl'
Gn·at
MojavL'
250
in· Luce·rne· Valll'y e·arly in
April,
as
wdl
as distrihllte·d
to
various
pit
cluhs.
Or
you
ran
tl'ar
this
out
of
DUSTY
TIMES,
sign
it
and
sl'nd
it
along
to
thl' folks
liste·d ahove·.
U11r
dumb
ro
Holl
Fil'miil,~
/c,r
his
illsi.~ht
illW
rhc
C/,1.,s
10
c'll
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rnlc
.,
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mewis
ro
g<1i11
lwrse{"'tt·
er.
Th,u
tmulcl
seem
to
he
the
1,/,rc
·e
.fen
rho
.,,·
tt'ho tt'ish w
nm
n :
oric
·
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7
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10.
if
rll<'
rw1h
al!J
(ill'
me
Jnic"ecl
ow
u(
the
duss. · ·
Voluiiteers
are
invited to
cUmh
on
their "Soap Box"
and
fill this space
with
th
e
ir
thoughts about what is
good
and
what
is
not
so
good
about
th
e -state ·
of
off
road
racing
.
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with
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Motor Sports Association
FAST CAMELS
W inder, GA
P.
O.
Box
83
Pomona,
CA
P.O.
Box
5473
Wall, South Dakota 57790
Fresno, CA 93755
P.O.-
Box
526
(209) 439-2114
Indio, CA 92202
July
26
(605) 279-2245
Cordele, GA
April 24~26
August
23
,May 17
NORTH
AMERICAN
33rd
Annual Fast Camel
Lake Francis Case
RALLY
CUP
4
WO
Cruise and Barbec~e
Winder, GA
Chamberlain, SD
BAJA
PROMOTIONS,
Indio, CA
September 13
April 25-26
LTD. S.A.
June 21
Rocky Mountain Rally
Lou Peralta
100 miles
Be
aver Creek Ba
ja
Calgary, Alberta
P.O. Box 241
Al
abama
Jamestown, ND
John Sim
Van Nuys, CA 91303
4
FUN
4 WHEELERS
September 2 7
(
403)
2 72-0605
(818) 340-5750
·
August
16
915 So. Z
ee
b Road·
1
-
Co
rdele, GA
~
Gumoo Buttes
Baj
a
i
June
5-7
October
2-4
A
nn
Arbor,
MI
48 1
0S3
Pierre, S.
D.
Susquehannock Trail Rally
Carrera de los Campeon
es
(3
13
) 459-83
88
October
25
Wellsboro,
PA
San Felipe, B.C.
(313) 75
5-
3176
Winder,' GA
October
24
John' R6binson ,
September 5-6
November
28
Last Chance
Baj
a
(716) 223-1369
Wall, S.D . .
Summers End Extr
av
a
ga
nza
250
mil
es
July
3.4
1987
BRUSH
RUN
B
ee
's Sport Center
Co
rdel
e,
GA
Rallye Baie Des Chaleur
S
t.
Johns,
MI
New Richmond, Quebec
· POINTS SERIES
December 5
GLEN HELEN
OHV
PARK
Donald LeBlanc
P.O.
Box
101
Cr
andon, WI
54520
Annua
l.
Banquet
P.
O.
Box 2937
(
418)
392-6120
San. Bernardino, CA
(715) 478-2115 / (715) 478-2688
(714) 381-4454 or
July
10
-12
FORDA
(714)
880-1733
Dartmouth Highlands Rally
June
27-28
Fl
orida
Off
Roaders
Spring Run 101
Drivers' Association
June
14,
1987
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Crando
n,
WI
5349 Hans
el
Ave., C
-1
GREAT WESTERN
Clarke Paynter
Orl
ando,
Fl
orida
32809
POINTS SERIES,
INC
.
Short
Course Race
(902) 435-3948
September
4-6
(305 ) 851-6245
Ron
Kn
owlton
Brush Run
101
831 So. Jason
September 2 7,
198
7
August
21-
23
World
Championship
Denver, CO 80223
Short Course Race
Sunriser
400
Forest Rally
Crandon,
WI
(303) 722-5537
· . Columbus,
OH
·
Dick Paddock
FLORIDA OFF
ROAD
May 3
(614)
876-2277
RACING
ENTERPRISES
Raceland
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O
.
Box
40
Denver,
CO
P.O.
Box
36
September
4-5
CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
Inverness,
FL
32651
Cleves,
Ohio
45002
· Rallye
ofthe
Voyageurs
Lynnette Allison
(813) 933-7947 -
May
24
(All
events
staged
at
North
Bay,
Ontario
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
(904) 726-6560
Gordon, NE
the
club
grounds
in
Dave Carlin
Corona, CA
91720
Cleves,
Ohio)
(705) 474-8007
(714) 736-1442
June
7
!
St. Francis, KS
Sept
ember
11
-13
i
June 21
MIDWEST OFF
ROAD
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Traverse City,
MI
Raceland
CHALLENGE SERIES
Kelly Brandt
Denver,
CO
Tommy
1;3owling
(616) 374-7176
Rt. 6, Box
833C
July 19
Midland, TX 79702-
October 2-4
Ra
cel
and
(915) 332-1537 - (915) 563-9154
Ojibwe Pro Rally
Denver,
CO
April 4
Grand Rapids, ·MN
Bob Nielsen
August
8-9
Big
Spring, TX .
(612) 776-4471
G,.,o'
-
St.
Fr
ancis,
KS
May30
October
9-11
August
30
Freedom, OK
Defi Ste) Agathe
Raceland
Ste.-Agathe Des Monts, Quebec
Denver,
CO
June
27
Andre
Lavigne
Albuquerque,. NM
(514) 747-3663
BLMobile
September
20
Aug
ust 1
Raceland
October ZS-November 1
Championship - SC
Freedom, OK
Press on Regardless
Denver,
CO
September
12
Houghton,
MI
Dick Cole
Albuquerque, NM ·
(313) 685-2853
Page
6
April 1987
Dusty
Times
Novemb
er
21-22
-
Rally
of
the Ta
ll
Pin
es
Petersborough,
Ontario
Ross
Wood
(416)
876-1492
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
OF TEXAS
1421 Lee
Tr
evino,·D-1
El
Paso,
TX
79935
(915)
594-8266
N·
ovember
7
Red Sands
150
El
Paso,
TX
OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL
. RALLY
John N
ag
el
P.O. Box
4254
Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206)
754-9717
.
June
25-29
WRC
O lympus International
Olympi
a,
WA
ONT
ARIO ASSOCIATION
. OF OFF
ROAD
RACERS
Barry Wannamake~
P.O. Box
688
Bancroft,
Ontario,
KOL
lC
O ,
Canada
May
16-17
Kitchener,
Ont
.
June
13-14
Kitchener, O nt.
June
20-21
Verner (Sudbury),
Ont.
July
4-5
.
Highlnnd Grove,
Ont
.
July
18
-19
Be
ll
evi
ll
e,
Ont
.
August
1-2
B
ri
ghton~ O
nt
.
.
Augu
st
8-9
Kitchener,
Ont.
August
14-16
Bancroft,
Ont.
September
5-6
Kitchener,
Ont.
September
26-27
Kitchener,
Ont.
Oct~ber
17-18
Kitchener,
Ont
.
O.O.R.R.A.·
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Association
Larry Terry
9220
N.E.
23rd
Oklahoma
Cit
y,
OK
73141
(405)
769-5491 .
(All races located at Freed6
m,
OK)
Vic Brurnham
Freedom
Chap
ter President
(405)
62 1
-3
4
28
April
24-25
O.O.
R.R.A. 150
May
29-30
Badlands
200
July
10-11
Moccasin Creek
250
I.
I
August
I
Freedom
300
October
16-1 7
O .
O.R.R.A
. 150
I
ORSA
I
Randy Miller
407 G Str
ee
t, Suite F
Davis, CA
956
16
(916)
756-9938
(91
6)
75
6-9399
Sho
rt
Course
&
Sa
nd Drag
s,
R
a~
~:;
:~~ss:~~~t
~~o
e,
n
~°A
POST
Pennsylvania
Off
Road
S
hort
Tn
ic
k
Shark
Sa>1on
RD
/:/3,
Bdx 9
Towanda,
PA
18848
(717)
265-3076
'
All events in
Monr
oeton , PA at the
intersection
of
Ro
ut
es
4 I 4 & 220.
May
16
) 7
June
27-
l8
July
25-26
August
29-30
.September
26-27
October
l
0-11
·1
PRO-
CAN
AM
SERIES
Pro Can
Am
Racing
In
c.
P
.O.
Box
323
Seahurst, Washington
98062
-
(206)
242-1773
June
19-
1
20
250
mil
es
Richland,
WA
. I
July
24-25
400K
Ashcroft. BC
September
l
8-i9
Millican
40
0
M
il
li
nm
Val
ley,
08.
'SCCA PRO RALLY
SER
IE
S
Sports C:ir Cluh
of
America
P.U. Rox
3278
Englewood,
CO
80
155
I
(
303)
694-
722.3
May
14-17,
1987
Ce
nt
ennial Pro Rally
We
stcliff,
CO
·
June
5-7,
1987
Susquehannock Trail
We
ll
s
horo
,
PA
June
25-29
I
O ly
mpu
s
lnt
ernation
al
R a
ll
y-
. Olympia,
WA
· ,
July
24-25,
1987
Arkansas
Tra
veler
Little Rock, AR
Augu
st·
21-23,
1-987
Sunriser Forest
Chillicoth
e,
OH
i ·
September
11-13,
19
87
.
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Tr
a\lerse City, Ml
October
2-4
Ojihwe Rall y
Grand Rapids, MN
October
29-31,
1987
Pr
ess
On
Regardless
Houghton, Ml
November
13-15
,
19
87
Wild
West
Rally
Tacoma,
WA
SCCA
DIVISIONAL
PRO RALLY
SE
RIE
S
April
4
Tu
lip
200
Chilli cothe, OH
David Mathi:
1s
( 6 I
4)
888-8877
April
10-12
Hi
gh
DL"sl'rt
Trails
.Ridgecrest, CA
Ray Hocker ·
(619)
375-1028
April
I l
John 's River Lodge
(tentative)
WA
Jcihn Forespring
(20q)
866-8323
May
1-3
Rim
of
the
World
· Lancaster,
CA
Mike & Paula Gibeault
(61
9)
375-870
4
May 9
Lake
Winona
Little Rock, AR
·Janet Mitcham
(501)
666-5093
May
23
Paris hy Night
Paris, TX
Roger Gihson
(214)
64
4-3946
May
30
.
Glen Helen Rallycross
JI
San Bernard
in
o, CA
Mike Blorl'
(213)
425-09
85
Jun
e
20
Coo
lidge Forest
Plymouth,
VT
John
Co
lt
(802)
879-
1073
I .
~A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED THE
GORDON RACING TEAM MAKE
IT
TWO FOR ·
Two
IN 1987
- I 1 · Bob and Rob Gordon
I
WITHOUT
SUCH
TERRIFIC
SUPPORT
WE
COULD
NOJ
HAVE
1
ACCOMPLISHED
WHAT
WE
HAVE
IN
OFF
ROAD
RAC.NG!
BF
Goodrich
Bilstein
Sway-A-Way
Center
Line
THANKS
.
TO:
Fat Performance
Champion
Bead
Lock
Doug
Fortin
Tim
Crabtree
Mechanics
-Derek
Collins
and
Ann
Knight
Dusty Times
April 1?87
Chenowth
Dura
Blue
Summer
Brothers
Sports
Racing
Gas
Simpson Safety
Unique
Metal
K & N
Filters
Ex-Lax
Pit
Team
Pit
Crew
-
Dallas
and
Marie
Crabtree
Page 7
I.
I
J
·I
Additional
-
HAPPENINGS
SCCA
continueJ
July 10-12
Prl'S
COtt
Forest Rally
Prl
·sc
otr.
AZ
Rob Ch
l'
rry
(
602)
778-6489
July
25
Arkansas
Tr.iVL'kr
Littll' Rock,
AR
Janet Mitch
,1
111
(501) 666-5093
August
8-9
Br
iar Rallycross
B
ri
ar MSP.
VT
Dan Way
(802) 453-4792
August 8
Dir
l'
Straits
Trout
Lake.
Ml
Jay Topping
( 313) 625-07
90
September 9
Coachm
an
Capital Stages
Washington
John Forespring
(206) 866-8323
September 11-13
Ma
ckinaw Trails
Traverse City,
Ml
Kelly Brandt
.
(616)
374-71 76
September 19
L
ac
Vieux
L'Anse,
Ml
Scott Carlborn
(
906)
482-6992
September
26-27
Cliffs
of
Gorman
Gorman, CA
Gary English
(714) 497-4670
October 3
Gold Rush
Westcliffe,
CO
R
ega
n Smo
lk
ovich
(303) 477-9298
PRESENTED
BY
Ml~T
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· SCORE
Score Internation
al
31356
Via
Co
lin
as, Suite
111
Westlake Village, CA 9 1362
(818) 889-9216
April
3-5,
1987
Great Mojave 250
Lucerne
Va
ll
ey,
CA
June
5-7,
1987
Ba
ja Internacional
Ensenada, B.C., M
ex
ico
August
14-16,
1987
Off
Road
World Cha·mpionship
Riversid
e,
CA
November
6-8,
1987
Baja
1000
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
December
5;
1987
Desert Se
ri
es
Awards Banquet
La
s Vegas, NV
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du Lac
Lery-, Quebec,.
J6N 1A3, Canada
(
514)
692-61
71
SCORE
SHOW
P.O. Box
6819
Burbank,
CA
91510
(818)
768-2914
June
26-28,
1987
10th
Annu
al Score Show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anah
ei
m, CA
SILVER
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.
O.
Box 7380
. L
as
Vegas, NV 89125
(702) 459-0
31
7
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Ro
ad
Enthusiasts
P.O.
Box
4394
Las
Vegas, NV
89106
(702)
452-4522
SANCTIONED
BY
-''-
HORA
,
MAY
7-10,
1987
LAS
VEGAS,
NEVADA
.
Pages
The
world"s
greo
_
Tesl
. largest
and
.riches! off-rood event
is
coming
at
you
again
Moy
7-1
a.
1987
.
The
. r
ace
1s
sponsored
by
Nissan
Motor
Corporation.
presented
by
Del
Webb
's
~~~~~!~~~~~e~~~~r
:,~~
~il~r:~e~yf;i~~S~sert
Racing
Associolion
.
II
is
port
ol
the
Over hall a million dollars win
be
distributed
in
prize
money
ond
cont
i
ngency
owords.
Th~
race will .
be
. limited
t<;>
~00
entrants.
There
ore
16 diffe1enl classes representf
ng
a
variety
cl
un
-llm1ted
and
limited single
and
two-seat race cars. four-wheel drive trucks
utility vehicles
and
lwo•wheel drive trucks. , '
FOR
REGI
STilATION INFORMATION
CALl
HORA/High Desert Racing Association
(702) 361-5404 -
June
13,
1987
Twilight Race
L
as
Vegas, NV
July
25-26,
1987
Midnight Special
Las Vegas, NV
September
25-27
Snore 250
L
as
Vegas, NV
October
31
Yoko Loco
Las
Vegas, NV
-
December
5
Black
Jack
200
Las
Vegas, NV
S.O.R.R.P.
Speedway
Off
Road
Racing Productio
ns
Bernie W eber
P.O.
Box
402
Temple, Texas 76503
(817)
773~3548
STADIUM
RACING,
U.S.A
Mar
ty
Trip
es
228 Faxon Drive
Spring Valley, CA
92077
(619) 463-06
51
April
17
Ascot Park
Gardena, CA
May
15
Ascot Pa
rk
Gardena,
CA
July 18
El
Cajon Speedway
El
Cajon, CA
November
28
(Location TBA)
SHORT
TRACK
OFFROAD
ENTERPRISES
FORMULA
DESERT
DOG
SERIES
S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator:
Gil Parker
7406 So. 12th St.
Kalamazoo,
MI
49009
(616) 375-0905
May
23-24
Memorial
Day
100
Lake Geneva Raceway
Lake Geneva,
WI
.
June
19
Chicago Classic
Santa Fe Speedway
Chicago, IL
Jul)e
27-28
Spring Run 101
. Crandon,
WI
July
4-5
Sugar Camp Challenge
Sugar Camp, WI
, July
18;19
Off
Road 100
Bark River,
MI
July
26
General Tire Sprints
Macon County Fair
Decatur,
IL
September
5-6
Brush Run
101
Crandon,
WI
.
September
19
Dixie Autocross
Birch Run,
MI
October 3
Indian Summer Sprints
Lake Geneva Raceway
Lake Geneva, WI
April 1987
SUPERCROSS, INC.
Gateway Pla
za
1
80
Newport Center Dr
.,
Suite 270
Newp
or
t Beach, CA
92660
(714) 760-1606
May 2-3
Sun Devil Stadium
Phoenix,
AZ
SUPERIOR OFF ROAD
DRIVERS ASSOCIATION
Terry Prevost
1006 Cardinal Lane
Green
Bay,
WI 54 303
(
414)
434-90
44
May
23-24
Memorial '87
Dresser,
WI
June
6-7
Off
Road Race
Antigo,
WI
June
20-21
Off
Road Race
Land-O-Lakes, WI
(tentative)
July 4-5
Off
Road Challenge -
Sugar Camp,
WI
July
18-19
U.P.
Off
Road 100
Bark River, MI
August
1-2
Hodag
50
Rhinelander,
WI
August
22-23
Brown County Fair
Challenge
DePere,
WI
(tentative)
September
19-20
Colorama 100
Sugar Camp,
WI
VORRA
Valley
Off
Road Racing Association
1833 Los Robles Blvd.
Sacramento,
CA
95838
(916) 925-1702 -
April
12
Short Course Race
Prairie City
OHV
Park
Sacramento,
CA
May 3
Long Course Track
Prairie City
OHV
Park
Sacramento,
CA
May
23-25
Yokohama/ VORRA
350
Yerington, NV
Jul)e
20-21
Virginia City 200
. Virginia City, NV
July n
Stadium
Type
Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento,
CA
August
1
Stadium Type Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento,
CA
September
5-6
Y erington/
VORRA
250
Yerington, NV
October
10
Championship Stadium Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento,
CA
November
1
1987 Championship Race
Prairie City
OHV
Park
Sacramento, CA
WHEEL
TO
WHEEL, INC.
P:O.
Bo
x 688, Dept.
4W0R
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
KOL
!CO
(613) 332-1766
(613) 332-4128
August
1-2
Brighton Wheel to
Wheel Weekend
Brighton Speedway .
Brighton, O ntario
August
14-16
Bancroft's Canadian
· 4x4 Cha
ll
enge
Bancroft,
Onta
ri
o
WESTERN OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
19125 -
87A
Ave.
Surrey, British Columbia,
V3S 5X7, Canada
(604) 576-6256
April 12
Ashcroft, B,
C.
May
16-17
Kamloops, B.C.
May
31
Mission, B.C.
June
26-28
Sand Drags Only
Mission, B.C.
August
16
.
Mission, B.C.
September
5-6
Kamloops, B.C.
October 10-11
Ashcroft, B.C.
FIA WORLD. RALLY
CHAMPIONSHIP
· 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
Jul)e
25-29,
1987
Olympus Rally
Olympia,
WA,
USA
July
11-14,
1987
New
Zeal
and Rally
Auckland, New Zealand
August
2-9,
1987
Argentine Rally
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August
26-30,
1987
1000 Lakes Rally
Jyvasky
la
, Finland
September ZZ-26,
1987
. Ivory Coast- Rally
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
October
11-17,
1987
San Remo Rally
San Remo, Italy
November
22-26,
1987
RAC Rally
England
ATTENTION
RACE ORGANIZERS
List
your
co
ming
ev
ents
in
DUSTY
TIMES
free!.
Se
nd
your
198
7
schedule
as
. soon
as
possible for listing
in
this
·'
co
lumn
.
Mail
you
r race or ra
ll
-v
schedule
ro:
DUSTY
TIMES
,
533
r Der
ry
Aw.,
Suire
0,
Agoura,
CA
91301.
Dusty nmes
Side Tracks •••
By
Judy Smith
,
It
looked
like a
reunion
of
old
off
roaders
for
·a few
moments
at
the
Gold
Coast
awards
brunch
.
W.e
were
delighted
to
see
Lenny
Newman,
Don
Rountree
and
Gene
Hirst
together,
enjoying
what
looked
like
some
heavy
duty
ben
_
ch
racing
.
Newman,
who
co-drives
with
Gold
Coast
owne'r
Mike
Gaughan,
has
been
active
in
the
sport
for
many
years,
but
both
Rountree
and
Hir
st
have
heen
absent
.
Rountree
's
heen
out
of
racing
for
about
eight
years,
and
has
recently
returned,
campaign-
ing
a
yellow
mid-engine
Challenge
car
which
looks
li.ke a
resurrection
of
one
of
his
cars
from
the
early
'70's.
He's
been
having
pretty
good
luck
with
it,
too,
and
once
he
gets
the
bugs
worked
out
of
the
car
he
should
be
a
front
runner
all
the
time.
Hirst
has
also
been
retired,
quitting
racing
·
at
abciut
the
s
ame
tim
e
that
Rountree
did
.
Gene,
who
was
a
Mint
winn
e-
r in
'75
and
'76,
and
was
HORA
's
Class
1
champ
in
'76,
is
now
working
with
Newman
at
the
Gold
Coast
Hotel.
He
wouldn't
say
whether
he
plans
to
do
any
racing,
but
we're
hoping
to
see
him
out
there
soon
also,
perhaps
vying
for
the
6-50
award
along
with
the
6ther
greybeards
of
the
spore
Still
another
returnee
was
Rolf
Tibblin,
a
Mint
winner
three
times,
both
on
bikes
and
in
four
.
wheeled
vehicles,
and
teamed
with
Mark
Temple
for
the
Gold
Coast
race
.
Tibblin
is
always
a
tough
'
competitor,
another
one
we're
happy
to
see
racing
again.
He'll
be
at
the
Mint,
entered
in
both
of
the
Tempie
cars
.
There
are
some
still
missing
folks
·
that
we'd
love
to
see
back
racing.
How
about
Bob
Rodine,
and
Drino
Miller,
Dennis
Platt
(
who
drove
the
"Single
Seater
Eater"),
Bob
Ferro,
or
Parnelli
Jones?
Just
to
name
a few.
Wouldn'
_t
it
be
something
to
see
PJ
in
one
of
the
big
new
Porsche
powered
cars
with
25
inches
of
travel?
We'd
like
to
watch
him
on
that
long
stretch
of
graded
ro
ad
after
Ojos
Negros
and
before
the
tall
weedy
stuff.
What
a
sight
it
would
be
to
see
him
set
up
·
for
the
turns
around
those
fence
posts!
Gives
us
goose-
bumps.
The
Gold
Coast
·
race
had
a
fairly
high
level
of
injuries,
ranging
from
a
broken
hand
to
a
badly
cut
nose
.'
The
services
of
the
Flight
for
Life
group
were
needed,
as well
as
the
ESPN
helicopter
and
various
ambu-
lances,
to
get
.
injured
drivers
to
medical
attention.
None
of
the
injuries
turned
out
to
be
serious,
but
all
needed,
and
got,
prompt
attention
.
We
talked
to
Betty
Johnson
Rivers
after
the
race,
and
she
told
us
about
the
Southern
Nevada
Volunteer
First
Aid
and
Rescue
,As
sociation
(SNVFRA),
a
group
of
volunteers
who
stand
by
at
the
races
with
radio
communica-
tions,
ambulances
and
trained
first
aid
personnel.
At
the
Gold
Coast
.
the
group
had
four
amb.ulances
in
attendance,
and
had
direct
communications
with
Flight
for
Life, as well as
other
potentially
helpful
services
.
Betty,
who
is
one
of
the
founders
of
the
group,
pointed
out
that
SNVFRA
performs
its
services
free
of
charge,
including
the
ambulance
rides,
for
injured
racers.
She
told
us
that
any
racer,
with
any
injury,
could
always
feel free
to
stop
in
at
one
of
their
station
·s
for
first
aid
at
any
time
.
Keep
these
good
folks
in
mind
for
the
next
ti
me
you
'
re
racing
in.
Nevada,
and
stop
in
for
help
as
soon
as
you
need
it
.
And
while
you're
there,
be
sure
to
tell
them
how
much
you
appreciate
knowing
they're
in
attendance
during
the
racing
.
class
which
consists
of
limited
9isplacement
open
chassis
cars,
and
there
were
30
pre-entrants
in
the
Challenger
class,
restricted
further
by
wheelbase
and
engine
claimer
rules.
"This
is
where
the
Trail
Notes
•••
THE
MINT
400
has a few surprises in store for antendees next May,
including a
look
at the first Mint
400
winning car. The overall winner in 1968
was Gene Hirst and co-driver Al Halz. The pair used Gene's hunting buggy, a
sort
of
Burro looking affair with ammo boxes
on
the back. Hirst later drove
for the Sandmaster team in the famous Hustler. He won the Mint
400
overall
again
in
1975 with a kid named Rick Mears, and in 1976 with Bobby Ferro.
Gene recently moved to
Las
Vegas, and his 1968 race winning buggy has come
out
of
storage and will be
on
display at the 1987 Mint
400
.
One
glance at this
race car, and then another at a 1987 entry, will
give
even the casual onlooker
. an idea
of
just how far the science
of
building an
of
f-
road race c~r h3'stome in
just 19 years·.
BARSTOW POKER
RUN.
The first annual
Mu
.scular Dystrophy Poker
Run fund raising weekend at Barst0\1/,
CA
is
scheduled for April 25 and
26.
The two day actfvity includes an off road poker run on Saturday, along with a
Kidero and an ATV riding school. The're
is
another poker run
on
Sunday,
followed
by
an·ATV rodeo. The weekend is geared for family fun; and all
proceeds
go
to ''Jerry's Kids." The Saturday poker run starts
at8:00
a.m. and
covers a 35 mile loop course with
five
checkpoints. The Kidero starts at 10:00
a:m., open
to
children 12 years old
or
younger, and this
is
a three mile course
with two laps scheduled. The best matched lap times determines the winner.
On
Sunday the poker run is
on
a different 35 mile course, starting at 8:00
a.m., and the A
TV
rode.o starts at
11
:00 a.m. The event headquarters are at
. the Slash X Cafe,
12
miles sou.th
of
Barstow
on
Highway 24 7, with plenty
of
room
for camping. For complete information. call
Bev
Moessner at ( 6 l
9)
252-2169
or
Jim Moses at (619) 247-8515.
BFGOODRICH has increased its contingency programs for 1987, and
drivers in the SCORE/ HDRA off road championship desert series have a
richer prize fund. A win in Classes 3, 4, 6., 6S, 7, 7S, 7 4x4, and 8 will pay
$5Q0, and second place
is
worth $250. A free set
of
tires will
go
to
winners in
Classes
1,
2, 1-2-1600, 5, 501600, 10, 11,
14and
Challenger. Drivers winning
series championships in Classes 3, 4, 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and'8 can iook forward to a
$5000
bonus at the end
of
the seasori. '
PALM SPRINGS
SAND
DRAGS. The glamour area around Palm Springs,
CA
is
the location for the new 1987 Spring Nationals Sand Drags
on
April
11-12. The National Sand Drag Competitior. Association (NSCAf
is
sanctioning the event, organized by Multi Media Advertising and Larry
Mann.
At
least
200
,entrants are expected
to
compete for the $10,000 purse.
The drag strip will have a modern,
300
foot long sand strip with~ 1500 fopt
shut
down, long enough for the top fuel dragsters. The area is near Indio,
CA
at
the Cabazon Indian Reservation
off
1-10. For all the details contact Larry
Mann, 42-565 Glass Drive, Bermuda Dunes,
CA
92201
or
call (619)
345-7037.
SCORE
GREAT
MOJAVE
150
DRAWING
Class
Battle Predictions
of the Intense
IOnd!
-
personal
challenges
wil I
take
SUPER CARS FOR THE PEAK. Peugeot has alreacl~ ai:mounced they
wi;ll
place,"
Kassanyi
.
continpel,i.
n,m one
of
the
Group
Bturbosuper
rally cars, outlawed
in~CR
thisyear;;~t
''These
are
th
t;
dri:v~rs
who
work
. Pike's Peak in July. The Peugeot model that won
both
the manufacturers
an.cl
harder
·
Jue
to
·
performance
and
drivers world championships in 1986 will probably be driven in Colorado by
-----------------------------
. .
su
·
spension
··
restrictions,
and
Ari Vatanen, who recently won
i:he
Paris-Dakar marathon rally for Peugeot.
R
..
s,ultsc)fSCORE'sMarch
16
rc)Ut" ...
1
·
11
tak"
<)Ur
r·
ac"rs
C)V"r
· I h h h · b I t
4\utoTecnicaMotorsport,ofBoulder,CO,hasenteredtheirownGroupB
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~
~
~
·
at
oug
t:
ey
may
e
sower
a ·
Ford
RS,20(i);4WD rall,i .ear in die Pikes Peak-Auto Hill Climb,,which
is
6n
drawing
for
starting
positions
for
bedrock,
sandy
washes,
lava
beds
_
top
sp~ed
,
li
; they .
!;
t?
c_
,~)A!)ize
th
~e
•.
Jul
y>
_.
bh-.
'this year. The=Ford"drlver
is
veteran ·
Hill
climber Dan Ripley
of
the
third
event
of
America's
and
chunky
granite
'in
a'inanncr
need
for
extra
effqr.t. Colorado Springs. The hills should be alive with the sounds
of
twin
turbo
foremost
off
road
racing
series,
which
wi'll
test
any
driver's
.. ) n a
departure
from
.custorn,ary ,
Group
B·rally cars next July as'botq.-Peugeotancf.Ford try to break the record
-
the
3rd
' A d
nual
Great
MojavL;
mettle
.
There
an•,"
Fish
,
starting
order
,
the
motorcycles
setlastyearbyBobbyUnserintheGroupBAudiQuattro
. .
·.
250,
already
indicate
an
intense
continued
;
i,interspers
_
ed
,
andATV'swflftake
.
theirturnon
level '
of
competition
us ua.lly
nlit
sections
which
\\'ill
allow
tull
the
race
course
after
the
·
seen
this
early
in
the
year.
The
speed
assults
.
Just
en
i.
)Ugh
to
predicted
majority
of
cars
and
father
and
son
team
of
Bob
and
make
it
challenging
."
trucks
have
finished
.
"We
have
Rohby
Gordon,
two
for
two
in
The
,
mini
mct
id
class
introducedanewdementuniqu
~
series
overall
wins
this
year
to
cc,mpetition
will really
become
·
to
:
rmulti-loop
de?ert
race,'
'.
said
date,
will
he
first
Mf
the
line
at
interesting,
especially
in
the
Fish.
"For
.
the
tirst
time,
the
the
April
4
Lucerne
Valley,
hotly
contested
~t_
ock
two
wheel.
motorcycles
and
A
TV's
will
start
California,
race
which
already
drive
class
where
factory
support
after
the
four
wheelers
.
Our
has
more
than
200
cars
and
has
rcccn
tly
become
more
decision
to
do
this
was
based
on
a
trucksaswcllasSOmotorcyclcs
cvidcnt
.
Fiftcendrivershavepre-
serious
study
of
·.
mixed
and
A
TV's
committed
to
the
entered,
with
all
manufacturers
·
competition
and
rider's
safety
in
start
line.
repre
s
ented.
this
environment".
Fish
pointed
lmmcdiatL·ly
following
the
The
results
of
battle
for
out
that
although
the
format
had
Gordons
will
he
unlimited
two
supremacy
within
the
cbss
often_
changed,
it
applied
to
this
event
scat
rival
driwrs
Jerry
Penhall,
called
the
thundering
giants
ot
only
and
provided
motorcycle
Bob
Richey,
Frank
Arcicro,
Jr.,
the
desert,
full
si:ed
pick
up
and
ATV
racers
with
an
Jim
T
emplc
and
a
host
of
equally
trucks,
at
.
the
very
least
will
opportunity
to
participate
in
an
intent
top
calibL·r
drivers,
who
in · p'
roducc
some
close
and
fierce
event
structured
for
their
turn
will
he
-pursued hy
their
driving,
fully taxing
the
survival
convenience
where
they
could
single
Sl',1t
·
counterparts
of
a
most
instincts
ot
seasoned
drivers
.
race
for
points
and
fun
all in
the
accomplished
order:
Mark
"This
is
not
a
race
course
where
same
day,
pick
up
winnings
and
McMillin,
Alhcrt
Arcicro,
Ivan
lcadfoot
driving
will
win"
,
said
trophies
that
eycnin~
and
be
free
Stewart,
Rt)h
MacCachrcn,
Ron
SCORE's
Race
Director
Steve
to
compete
in
other
District
Gardner,
and
Larry
Noel
to
name
Kassanyi,
who
credits
the
Bureau
events
the
next
day.
a
few
. ·
of
Land
Management's
Jim
It
is·
anticipatcd
that
more
than
This
year's
class 10
forerunner
Moses
for
help
in laying
out
the
300
entrants
will
start
this
third
Jim
Stiles
\\'ill
he
anxiously
race
route
.
"We
'
ve
bypassed
annual
event
co-sponsored
by
waiting
for
his
tenth
in class
some
of
the
available
options
in
the
Lucerne
Valley
Chamber
of
starting
slot,
fully
understanding
Johnson
Valley
and
looked
for
·
Commerce,
and
with
·
the
his
task
at
hand
:
There
will
be
new
routes
so
that
the
desert
peripheral
activities
planned
by
more
than
50carsinfrontofhim
v.
·
e've
been
using
will
have
a
this
High
Desert
crossroads
on
a
mostchallcngingracecoursc
chance
to
renew
itself."
community
the
race
weekend
which
SCORE
President
Sal Fish
The
net
result,
according
to
wilH:iecome
one
of
good
racing
described
as
the
perfec~
desert
Kassanyi,
is
that
"a
race
course
and
fun
for
all
participants
.
The
course
.
has
been
created
which
offers
an
next
stop
in
this
desert
series
will
"We've
designed
an
83
mile
·
equal
challenge
for
all.
This
be
the
HORA
/
Nissan
Mint
400,
loop
with
three
laps
over
what
·
should
become
evident
among
marking
two
decades
of
tradfrion
may
he
the
most
diverse
array
of
drivers
entered
in
the
limited
in
the
Nevada
desert
.
The
Mint
is
California
desert
terrain
to
be
disr,laccmcnt
classes."
ThL·re
on
schedule
for
May
7 -
10
,
at
Las
found,"
said
Fish.
"This
unusual
were
45
entrants
in
the
l-2
s
l600
Vl'gas,
Nevada.
Page
10
April 1987
SPENCER LOW,
the
1986 overall mini metal desert champion, is off to
Europe
to
race in the Schevenige_n
Auto
races, happening right at pre_ss time
on
March 21. The event in the Netherlands each year attracts more than 1000
· competitors from more than ten countries, . and
is
repoi;t!'!d
to gather · in
-300,000 spectators. Low is driving a V-6 powered four wheel-drive Nissan
. Hardbody . truck in the
North
Sea coast . event. Some
of
his serious
competition will come from factory backed cars from the
World
Rally-circuit
and from some
of
the. regulars on the Paris
to
Dakar ·rally.
. MITSUBISHI MOTORS SALES OF AMERICA have announced some
good contingency prizes for
off
road racers in all eight
of
the
SCORE/HD
RA
desert series events. Mitsubishi is posting for Classes 3, 7, 7S and 7
4x4.
The
first Mitsubishi finisher in class earns a cool $ 1000, the second finisher gets
$750, and the third finisher in a Mitsubishi gets $500. Should the Mits!,lbishi
driver also win the class, it is worth a keen $3000. The posting ought
to
bring
a
few
more Mitsubishis
out
into cleser.t racing. ·
THE BADGERLAND
VW
CLUB
of
Oshkosh, Wisconsin sent their
newsletter full
of
info' on their 1987 rules, and results
of
their ice race,
but
no
pies, said
to
be coming s_oon. Badgerland
VW
Club plans
to
hold four races at
the Chilton Fairgrounds this year, and one
is
happening soon,
on
April 26.
Other
. dates are sandwiched into the busy northern midwest schedule
between
SODA
and STORE dates. They are May 16-17, June 20-21 and
August 15-16. If you want
to
know more, contact Firday's
Off
Road Center
in
Oshkosh, (
414)
688-5509, for further details. ·
NEW
TRUCK
.RACING SERIES . . The Sports Car Club
of
America has
finally recognized that trucks are sports cars too!
At
least they have.a new
sport
truck series this year for showroom stock pickups that will r'un hour
long events .on the sports car tracks
on
dates shared with the Escort
Endurance Series. The basic i;ules call for four cylinder engines only, short
bed models, running
to
showroom engine and
tire
rules. All standard safety
gear froin roll cages through five point belts, window nets and fire systems
is
required. There is some freedom in suspension like spring changes, lowering,
choice
of
shocks and anti roll bars. A straight pipe exhaust
is
allowed
to
give
the trucks a
jazzy
sound. The series starts
on
April 5
at
Sears Point Raceway in
northern California.
Other
dates
on
the tentative schedule are June 14,
Portland, June 21, Detroit, July 19, Brainerd, August
8,
Mosport, September
6, Road Atlanta, September 27, Mid-Ohio, October 18, New Orleans, and
October 31, Sebring.
more
TRAIL
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OFF
ROAD
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QUAD
RACE
&
MUD
DRAG
TRACK
EXHIBITION
THE
HDRA
GOLD
COAST
300
The
Gordon
Clan
Repeat
with Another Overall
By
Jean Calvin
Victory
Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises
It
was
encore time
;n
Nevada
as
Bob and Rob Gordon repeated their stunning overall victory at Parker with another fast
time overall and fast lap
of
the day (Bob) in the
swift
Class 2 Chenowth.
While the High
Desert
Racing
Association has had a
March
race
many times
in
past years, it
hasn't
recently. 1987
marked
both
a
return
to
a
March
race
date
and
the arrival
of
an all l)ew event,
the
.
Gold
Coast
300,
south
of
Las
Vegas, NV.
The
newest
sponsor
Sliding clo
1
se
to the marker, Gregg Symonds bounced his Porsche powered
O.R.E. around both laps to finish a keen second in the Class 1 wars.
in
off
road racing, Michael
Gaughan
's
Gold
Coast
Hotel
and
Casino,
is
also a
brand
new
res<
)rt,
opening
just
before
the
new
year.
The
place
provided
the
kind
of
hospitality to
the
off
road
crowd
seldom
seen in the
past
ten
years. It
started
with a special
$25
rcx,m rate for racers, sold
out
well.
before
the event, it
carried
on
with a spacious area
in
the parking
lot
for tech and
contingency inspection,
to
a free
pair
of
T
shirts
and
hats for
participants,
free
drinks
at
the
Friday night drivers' meeting,
and finished with a real flourish
- a
complimentary
awards
brunch
and
drinks
on
Sunday
morning,
where
it
seemed
anyone
who
came
in the
door
~as
welcome.
They
must
have
fed a good
thousand
folks.
Rain
on
the
Thur
s
day
dampened
·
down
the race course,
which was also a new
route,
piecing
together
long streti.:hes
of
mountains
and
desert
that
have
not
heen used for ·racing
in
many
'
moons
.
One
truly needed to pre-
run
this
course,
since
the
event
was only
two
laps
and
each lap
wa
s
125
miles. ·
A high overcast
and
pleasant
tem\""leratures
held
sway
on
FriL ay
for
the
tech
and
contingency ritual, all
done
in
the
daylight. But, late
on
Friday
the
rain
came
hack, and it rained
through
the
night
and
until well
into
afternoon
in Las Vegas and
on
the
major
part
of
thl· race
course
.
Veterans
of
the last
HORA
race
at
Barstow .
in
December
welcomed the rain,
remembering the
super
visibility
without
any
dust
tl-iere. But,
many
cautioned
it
would
make
for higher
speeds
on
course,
which
could
lead
to
more
vehicle
failures.
Of
the 2
39
entries in
the
Gold
Coast
race, 218 actually
took
the
starting flag.
There
were
no
motorcycle
classes
in
this
double
lap event. ESPN was
on
hand
filming
through
the rain
drops,
and the air
date
is
c
urrently
scheduled for April 20,
hut
do
check
your
TV
listings, since
the
ParkL·r air
date
moved
twice.
With
the
only
recorded
time
at
the
half way
point
in
the
race, it
was hard
to
get a hlow hy hlow
picture
of
each class.
The
cars left
the
line
and
charged west into
higher elevations,
where
snow
was
reported
around
.
Check
2.
Our
station
at
Check
4,
near
Goodsprings,
did
provide
some
on
course
position
reports
.
Class 1 was first away, with
20
hard
chargers
on
the line. Sad
to
say
only
eight managed
to
finish .
Starting
first, Mark McMillin
kept
his
clear
track
ahead
through
Check
4,
hut
Ivan
Stewart
had
the
Toyota
right
in
the wake
of
the
Chenowth
. Ivan
got
the
time advantage midway,
leading Class 1 hy a full
minute
over
McMillin.
Running
a close
third,
"Pops"
Gregg
Symonds
had his PorschL·
ORE
a rriere five
minutes
back in
third
. Despite a
delay
at
the
start,
when he
wasn't
staged
and
had
to
start
last
in
class,, Larry Noel was
fourth
in
his
Chaparral,
more
. than
three
more
minutes
hack,
hut
just
seconds
ahead
of
the Raceco
of
Ken
Frost
and
Don
Blakely.
Another
minute
hack came Ray
Bates/ Paul
Hamilton
in
sixth.
Among
the
missing was Frank
Snook,
with a missing wheel
and
axle, Nick
Nicholson,
Mark
Temple
,
and
Boh Renz.
Also
missing was
Ron
Brant,
who
rolled his Raceco several times
and
broke
somL' fingers. Eleven
made
it
around
one
time,
but
along
with
Bates,
hoth
Al
Chet and
Lloyd
Huffman had a
good
day on the desert in their fancy O.R.E.,
and the father and son team finished well,
third
in Class 1.
Defending
Class
1_0
points
champs,
Rick
and
John
Hagle played
the bridesmaid at the Gold Coast, a flat tire knocking them out
of
the
win.
Page
12
April
1987
Arciero
and
Aaron
Hawley were
destined
not
to
finish.
·
On
the
second
lar
Lury
Noel
turned
up
the
wick
and
did
fast
lap for
the
class, 2:30.
30,
and
came within
seconds
of
winning
Class 1. But Ivan
Stewart
had a
good
cushion
and he
brought
Toyota
the victory, and was
second overall, winning
over
Noel hy a slim 24
seconds
. Ivan
had
scant
tniuhles,
a
couple
of
flats
and
~·ind,shield wiper woes.
Aher
finishing third overall,
Larry
Noel
had
a
verh
i
1l
altercation with
the
officials
over
hi_s
starting time, and the
upshot
ot
the
verbiage
dropped
him
to
la~~.
or
eighth
in
class. Inheriting
official second place was Gregg
Symonds,
the
65
year
old
ran
alone
to
finish a respectable 13
minutes
behind
the
"Ironman".
With
almost
identical lap ~imes
each
round
the
son
and tather
team
of
Chet
and Lloyd H uffrrian
brought
their
O.R.E.
in
third,
another
ten
minutes
hack. Las
Vegas
star
Rob
MacCachren
had
a bad day with
numerous
on
course
delays, including a roll
over,
hut
he still salvaged fourth
place, followed hy Ken
Frost
and
Don
Blakely. Arizonans William
"Doc"
Ingram
and
Al Bright got
their
Chaparral
home
sixth,
followed hy Mark McMillin,
who
had nearly
three
hours
down
time in
the
mountains
with
axle
troubles.
A hefr1 19 were
on
the
line
in
Class 2_, a real heavyweight field.
As
they
shot
off
into
the
rain, a
dozen potential winners were
on
course.
About
midway
on
course
Bob
Gordon,
.
Chenowth,
and
Frank
Arciero
Jr
., Raceco, were
engaged
in
a real dog fight for
50
miles, often side by side, passing ·
and repassing.
The
fun was
over
near
StatelinL.' when
the
pair
went
side by side ·
into
a hole.
Gordon
managed
to
fly the hole,
hut
Arciero
had -suspension
trouhle,
landed
wrong
and
flipped
over
and
over
and
out
of
the
race.
Other
hot
dogs foiling
on
lap 1
were Jim
Temple/Rolf
Tibblin
and Jerry Finney/
Dan
Foddrill,
with a new Porsche powered
Chaparral.
So
swift was the pace
that
Bob
Gordon
finished
the
first lap first
on
the the
road,
having passed all
the
Class 1 cars, and he
turned
fast lap
of
the
race, 2:24.49. Less
than
six
minutes
back the David
Kreisler/
Curley
Nobles
Raceco
pickup
was
second
in
Class
2,
with Brian
Collins
/ Ken
Cox
a
couple
minutes
hack in the
Chenowth.
Bop Richey/
Tom
Baker were close, less
than
ti.)Ur
minutes
back,
with
Danny
Letner
/
J.D
.
Popkin
a
minute
behind
them
.
Fourteen
Class 2s
finished the first
round
.
Young
Rob
Gordon
took
over
dad's
leading
Chenowth,
and
despite
losing
the
power
steering
half way
around,
and
having a
flat, the 18 year old rising
off
road star did a 2:
36
to
stay first
on
the
road,
first overall in
the
race. It was the
second
first
overall
of
the
young
seasim for
the
Gordon
family, having
done
the
same thing
at
the
Parker 400.
Their
major
problem
in
Nevada
was getting
to
the
starting line
with a whole
car
.
They
hlcw thl·
engine
in
the
race car on
Thursday,
got
the
other
car
ready, after using it for pre-
running, and lost the transmis-
sion.
They
horrowed
the
engine
out
of
Jerry
Finney's
pre-runner
on
Friday and
won
overall with
Dusty
Times
Having
a rash
of
problems
on
course
, Nevada
champ
Rob
MacCachren
gave
parts
to his
teammate
and
still
came
in
fourth
in the Class 1
Chenowth
.
Ed
and
Tim
Herbst
drove
the
Terrible
Herbst
Chenowth
swiftly
down
the
trail
and
the
brothers
finished
a
strong
third
in the
Class 2 ranks. · I · I
Steve Lara
and
Jim
Holley
zip
past a
road
crossing
in their Raceco
en
route
to fourth in Class 2;
only
four
minutes
out
of
third
place.
Losing
the
weight
of
the
rear
body
panels
, Ivan
Stewart
drove
a
quick
race
in the
Toyota
for
an
Jim
Stiles
is
running
in real
luck
this year,
and
he
scored
his
.
second
Class
10
victory
of
the season
undisputed
victory
tn
Class 1
and
second
overall
on
time. ·
in
his
Raceco
,
winning
by
a
hefty
seven minutes. . .
it in the original car. which was faster
than
all
the
Collins/Cox,
Richey
/ Baker Class 1 cars.
In
second
midway
and
Troy
Herhst
/
Rohh
Richard-
\\
'ith a 2:
37
.01
came Greg Hihhs
son
vanished
on
the
second and Mike Julson. Parker 400
round
along with David Kreisler, winner Jim Stiles was next,
who
had
ahout
ten miles left to a
another
three
minutes
down
.
good
finish
when
he
ran
Stiles, a
staunch
member
oft
-he
completclyl
out
of
gears. Driving Checkers
pit
team had a
neat
a clean ra':t'.
Danny
L:tner
and experience·.
As
he
approached
a
J.D. Popkin got
thm
Raceco
CORE
pit, a rival cluh, the crew
home
second
.in
Class 2 and fifth waved frantically
for
him
to
stop.
ovcra!I,
23
·
minutes
hehind
the
He
did
and
,,
found the lug
nuts
Cordons
.
Ed_
and
Tim
.
Herhst
had
come
off
a wheel.
The
CORE
held
up
the family
honor
(dad
folks.fixed him
up
in quick time
J~rry
1s
part
owner
ot
the
Gold
' and
sent
him
on
his way.
<;:=oast
! . hy plarn~g
_th_1
rd
'.n
class,
The
1986 Class 9
points
tollmH:d hy
Stt.:Vt.:
. L1ra/
J1m
champ
·Dave
Wood
was fourth
Holley and
John
Wilson
/ Nick midway, followed in less than a
Bachmann. Len _ Newman and
minute
by
Jack
Irvine
/
Kit
racc..,
sponsor
MIChael Gaughan
Trenholm.
Then
in seconds came
zipped. their
Chenowth
home
Rod
Everett, in a new and
s;iffy
sixth, tollowed,hy
Daw
Parsons
looking
ORE,
and
Dwight
"!1d
Bc~ny Canela, ~nd the Lundell, Dirtrix.
None
of
these
Candy
_
Cane
Raceco
ot
Walter
four
or
Hibbs/ Julson finished.
and Haig Prince
that
had serious Irvine
crashed
at the infamous
engine pr:ohlems all day. hole near Check 5
and
hurt
his
One
ot
the three bi~gestcbsses -ankle
hut
his son
went
on
in
the
in the race at
27
s~arters, Class 10 car
ti.;r
a time.
While
18 Class
held a
hunch
ot
_serious
points
10s
completed
one
lap, only
h_unters_.
Even with
thl
· engine eight saw the checkered tlag.
s1:e
limit, they
continue
to
place Jim Stiles was first
on
the road
very high in overall standi_ng,
so
the next time
through
Check
4,
keen
Is
the
-
com
pet1 t
10
n.
as
the Hagles had a flat in a wash,
Ddending
points
champions,
hut
were only a
minute
hehind
hrothc..·rs John
and
Ric~ Hagle
on
the
road. Hihbs was next, a
~ad a ·sw_itt run
on
the first lap, few
minutes
later,
but
came
to
tast lap
tor
the class at 2:
30
.14,
!-,'fief
somewhere
else.
At
the
flag
Danny
Leiner
and
J.D.
Popkin
used
the
Raceco's
Porsche
power
handily,
and
'--
the team
finished
second
in Class 2
and
a
smart
fifth
overall
.
.,
Dusty
Times
it was the
second
victory in a row
for Jim Stiles,
who
drives alone in
his Raceco.
John
dnd Rick Hagle,
with
more
dowJ
time further
down
the trail, hung tight in
second, seven
minutes
hehind
Stiles,
and
the
two
Racecos were
third
and
fourth
1
overall. Stiles
uses a.
Rabbit
engine
and
Hagle
has
an
air cooled, so the jury
is
still
out
on
the better engine for
desert
Class
10
cars.
J Having
no
woes
on
the second
lµp, the father and
son
tea1:1
of
'
IDick
and
Gary
Weyhrich,
trom
Oregon,
snagged third place. A
Las Vegas father and son team,
John
and
Ron
Ellen
burg
continu~d the parade
of
Racecos,.
taking
tourth
place.
Utah
racer
~ick
Rowland
and LeRoy Van
Kirk from Michig~n got their
Raceco
home
fifth. After
some
trouble,
Craig
Watkins
and Greg
Aronson
were sixth, followed by
Scott
and Larry Dinovitz and
Bill
and
Michael
Church,
who
lostan
hour
on
the finaLround.
Class 1-2-1600
continues
to
attract
the largest entry, 38 at
Sloan
on
the
starting line.
Defending
points
champion
Jack
Ramsay had his new
and
radical
looking single seat Bunderson
on
the line,
but
a series
of
problems
kept
tr
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Bob ScoH and Mike Voyles won the close battle that went on all the way in Class
1-2-1600
;
and
their It was the race
of
the century in Class 5 for
200
miles,
but
Jim Cocores led
by_a
minute midway,
and
margin in victory was a scanty
22
seconds at the flag. won the race by nearly
15
minutes. ' . ·
.
,_..
him
in
and
out
of
the
car
all
Bundcrson,
passed
nose
to
tail,
day,
eventually
finishing
15th
with
Spina
having
the
edge
on
out
of
the
26
that
did
.
time
from
his
starting
position
.
It
didn't
take
long
for
the
hot
The
Bob
Scdtt
/
Mike
Voyles
SS
dogs
to
muscle
through
the
was
close
also.
traffic
to
the
front
of
the
pack
.
At At
the
end
of
lap
2
it
was
Las
Check
4
on
the
first
lap,
Larry
Vegan
L'lrry
Joh
out
front
on
Job,
solo
in
a
Chenowth,
and
time
with
the
class
fast .
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of
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WHOLESALE
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class,
four
·
minutes
over
.
Scott
/
Voyles,
who
were
a slim
minute
ahead
of
Spina.
Willy
Hi1,'ffian
was
fourth,
about
five
mon:
minutes
hack,
with
Steve
and
Don
Barlow
only
half
a
minute
behind
him.
It was
tight
down
the
ranks
too.
.
At
Check 4
Scott
/ Voyles were
first
on
the
road
and
on
time,
hut
Joh
was close in his
short
course
·
car,
until
he
broke
a
shock
.1-lis
Valley
Performance
teammate
·
Rob
MacCachren
s
topped
to
lend Larry a
shock,
hut
the
delay
was
the
hall
game
.
Roh
Scott
and
Mike
Voyles
,
who
had
rolled
on
the
second
lap
hut
landed
on
the
wheels,
won
Class
1-2-1600.
Voyles
said
he
had
a real
rao:
·
with
Job
on
the
final
20
miles, as
they
passed
and
repassed
several
times.
Voyles
hlew
a
front
tire
and
Joh
went
hy a
nd
actually was
the
first
to
finish. Rut
Vo
yles
v.
·as
close
behind
, a
nd
had
started
behind
J
oh.
Bo h
Sco
tt
and
Mike
Vo
yles
won
o
ver-
L1rr
y
Joh
hy
just
22 s
econds
.
·
Will
y
Higm
a n
had
no
apparent
Wl><:
S a
nd
sailed
his
Chenowth
in
for
third
in class,
about
11
minutes
ha
ck.
Mike
Spina
,c
who
lost
ten
minutes
somewhere:
was
fourth
merely
two
more
minutt.·s
out,
and
Spina
won
the
Cloud
Seven
Hotel
award
of
an
all
exp~nse
paid
weekend
on
Santa
Catalina
Island
for
his
fourth
place
SJX>t
.
Steve
and
Don
Barlow
were
next,
another
3
plus
minutes
behind.
Saying
something
for
the
reliahility
of
the restricte.d engine
class, only six
of
the
J8
went
out
on
the first lap
and
a
stout
26
finished
the
ract.•
Withi
n'
the
12
hour
time
allowance.
Class
5
started
11
fancy Rugs,
and they had a real
horse
race
going
on
the
rough
and
·
rocky
, trails.
At
63
miles
into
the
course,
Jim
Ciicores,
Mikt.·
Quintana
/
RicharJ
Llewl.'l!yn
and
Jl>hn Coo!l.'y all stoppt.·d
at
exactly
the
same
time
. In le~s
than
a mi utl.'
Greg
Hcin
rich /
Jim
Pope
and
Gl.'orge Seeley /
Howard
Anderson
arrived with a truck
between them. Thesi: guys
werL'
really dicing! ·
Midway
·
Ctx:ores
I
t'
d "
by
om·
·
minute,
one
second
over
John
Cooley.
The
Hl.'inrich/
Pope
Rug
was next,
ahout
six ri1inutes hick,
A flat tire late-in the race cost Larry Job,
as
,
did
a bad shock, and the one time
leader in Class
1-2-1600
had to settle for second place.
Dick and Gary Weyhrich
had
their Raceco in contention
all
the way, and finished third in Class
10,
and they are
now
second in the points standings.
Fresh from the overall win at the Bottom Dollar, Johh and
Ron Ellenburg hopped their Raceco around quick enough
to take fourth in Class 10.
Willy Higman turned two almost identical laps in his
Chenowth and his consistent times
paid
off
with a keen
third
in the
big
Class
1-2-1600.
April 1987
Running
tight
with the leaders, Mike Spina lost ten
minutes on the last loop and dropped to fourth in Class 1-
2-1600
in his Bunderson.
Dusty Times
john
Cool"y
raniclose in Class 5 most
of
the way, was second
all
the way, and
took
second In the race
and
on
the series Class 5
point.<:
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holding
JUSt
seven seconds
on
' ·
Out
(ront all the way, Jim ·
lim
Madison.
1w
ho
I\IPVIPr
Qtrrte
_''
C.OCores!
with Doug Smith
r_iding
a
..
,und ·aeain. Seelev/ And;.rson along, zipped home the wmner
were just a couple more minutes
l:,y
a !,ig margin, as.his adversaries It was a titanic battle in p
1ass
7 between Nissan and
back and the samedistanceahead all
fiad
!
.,..
, .. _ second time margin.
1
-
ut Roger Mear~ won the war for Nissan, just barely,
by
a two
of
Qµintana/lllewellyn as ·the
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pack charged
off
for the next 125
miles. - I
On
the next
trin
through
Check:
't
Coco~s
.
had
nearly ien
nunutes
on
Cooley
and
.the fie
kl.
jtrun't
out;
Jwlt
-past
the
check
the · Seeley/ An~erson
Bug
had
eriOus
engine trouble,
but
aftet
about-five
houis
down time;
tht
pair struggled _
11'0~
for sixth in
Class
. 5. - H
1
aving
serious
suspension prdblems with their
brand new
Jim1co
Bug, Hartmut
and Wolfram K~witter had
to
-slow their pace, even though
evervth!ne
elsef
·
op
' tlte new c~r
wotked
very w
1
ell; an~ they took _
fifth
at
the
~g,_
- Hometown racers Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope ran third at
eve
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Manny Esquerra
was
close
all ~he way in Class
7,
but
clutch woes dropped him to second.
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Page 15
Rod
Hall
and
Jim
Fricker took the lass 4 lead on the
second
lap,
and
had
no
more woes anddrov.e
Darryl
and
Wayne
Cook
came
back
from fixing a b.roken adjustef to take the lead on the
second
lap
the
big
Dodge
home
.
for
another
victory
and
a
solid
points
lead.
and
win Class 5-1600
by
a considerable
margin
in the tidy Bug. ·
Tom
Strong
and
Steve Borden
had
a two
minute
lead in the Chevy
midway
in
the race,
but
Jost
an
hour
on the
second
lap
and
were
second
in Class 4.
llir small
prohlems,
mostly
Ford,
hut
Rogl'r Ml'ars,
who
had
flats.
John
Cooley
got
home
s
tarted
15
Sl'conds latl'r, was
second,
ahout
15
minute
s later,
ahout
tl'n
seconds
hack ,
and
and
he
had
ahout
17
minute
s
on
nohod
y else
rnml'
hy for half.an
Greg
Heinrich
and
Jim
PopL'
who
hour.
Next
it was Rrian·
and
Ly
nn
were a
mere
59
seconds
a
head
of
Dolinar
from
O reg
on
, with thl'
Mike
Quintana
and
Richard
left
rear
f
ender
flapping
on
their
Llewellyn.
The
time
margins
at
Ford
. In
another
nine
minute
s
the
checkered
flag
hardl
y rl'flect La
rr
y Ragland_ shcl\n:d u\1 in his
the
fierce
Class
5
competition
on
Chevy, having
sutkreL
trom
the
race
course.
flapping fan helts earlil'r,·
and
hl'
Struggling
for
survival as a
v.
:as
to
endure
more
down
. timl'
class,· thl' field
numherl'd
six
in
l
at
l'r.
C lass 7,
hut
ir
really was a'
two
At
thl'· ~nd
of
thl' lap
ML"ars
horse
race.
At
Check
4
Mann
y
held
thl' ll'ad
owr
EsLJUl'rra
hy a
Esquerra
went
·hy first in his
scant
18
seconds
.
Thl'
Dolinars
Dave Shoppe
and
_
Larry
Maddox
came
back
from brake
problems
to slip into
second place in the
Ford
in the
hotly
contested Class B competition.
Dave
Anckner
and
Darell
Wiggins
started
the
second
loop
with
a
broken
·
shock,
but
they
carried
on
anyhow
to finish
second
in Class 5-1600.
Page
16
· The
brand
new
"
66"
Ford
of
Jim
Venable
and
Stan
Gilbert
showed
real promise
in Nevada. as th(! team drove the Hemet
built
truck
to
third
in Class
8.
Wl'rl'
third,
ahout
an
hour
haL
·k,
followed hy
Russ
and
Lukl'
Jonl's,
who
did
not
completl'
dw
second
lap. Moving
on
to
C:
hl'ck
4
ML"ars
was ahl'ad
of
all thl'
Class
8
trucks
on
thl' r
oad,
and
had
ahout
four
minutL'S
on
Esqul'rra,
who
had
a
stop
with
a flat
and
a
hrokl'n
shock.
Nohody
L"lsl'
was
clo
sl'. -
It
was
clitfliangl'r
in Class 7
at
the
finish linl' .
Esqul'rra
was
losing hi s L·lutd1 in thl' final mill's
hur
arrivL'd first
on
tlw
road
.
ML"ars,
\\'.ho sa
id
hl'
and
Mann
y
dicl'd hack
and.forth
all
dwwa
y,
lost
shocks
nl'ar thl'
l'nd,
had a
flat
and
got
all
that
fixl'd
and
caught
up
to
thl'
Ford
almost
in
sight
of
thl
· finish
linL
·.
Thl'n
ML"ars
haggl'd a
rock
and
dl'stro
yL·d a
front
whl'el.
Limping
along
on
thrl'l' whl'l'is, Rogl'r was
right
on
Mann
y
's
humpn
any
how
,
and
dl'
sp
itl' a flurry
o(
talk
ahout
his 3 whl'l'I
slow
slidl'
through
thl' 'finish
lim
·, RogtT
Ml'ars
won
in his
Nissan
hy
just
two
Sl'Conds
ovl'r
Man
nv
Esqul'rra
in
thl·
Ford
Ran
·
gL·r.
Th~·
·-
1
1
·
a1r
~'
L'rL'
ninth
and
tl'nth
ovl'
(,
1
II.
Larry
Ragbnd
had a ht·ttl'r
Sl'Cond l
ap
ancl L·limhl'cl _
into
third
placl',
and
tl1L'
Dolinars
rnml' in
sounding
hl'aithy
in
fourth
. · · ·
Class 8
came
up
with
ten
sta
rt
ers as
rumors
of
a rough
co
ur
se
may
havl'
kl'pt
soml'
of
the
hl'avywl'ig
ht
s away. In thl'
early g6ing
therl'
was a hig dicl'
h :tWl'l'n Stl'Vl' Kl'lll'y,
Chl'vy,
Walkl'r
Evans, Dcidgl'·, Frank
Ve
.
ssl'ls,
C
hl'
vy,
and
Davl'
S
hoppl'
,
Ford.
At
Check
4 Kelley
came
through
first
with
Evans
aho
ut
fivl'
Sl'Conds
ha
c
k,
followed in
two
minutes
hy
Shoppl',
and
Vessels
had
some
trouhle
and
was
ten
minutes
later
on
course.
'
At
thL
~
l'nd
of
thl' lap
Kelley led Evans hy
owr
two
·
minute
s,
Shoppl'
and
VL"ssels
Steve Kelley has a
great
start
on the
points
race.
following
his win in Class 8
at
Parker with a resounding victory in
Nevada in the
swift
Chevrolet.
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LUCERNE
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RACE
April 1987
Dusty
Times
It was a real
dogfight
nearly
all
the way in Class
7S
,
but
late in the battle
Chuck
Johnson
and
Scott
It was the
second
Class 3 victory in the rain
for
the Jeep
CJ
7
of
Mike
Schwellinger
and Les
Douglas took a
commanding
lead
and
the
victory
in the Ford Ranger. Erickson,
and
they
won
by
22
minutes
and
took
the class
points
leai:1
:
The
Strong
Chevy had real
trouble,
an
hour's
worth,
on
the
second lap. Hall and Fricker
turned
in
an identical 3:0 I lap
time
to
their first, and they won
Class 4 again
in
the Oodgl'.
Strong
/
Borden
hung
on
in
second,
that
hour
hehind,
and
in
·
a half
hour
morl'
1
the
Donahc)e
and
Renoe
Dodge
came
in third,
missing·
some
hody
panels.
The
Dyck Jeep vanished
into
the
.
desert.
Pulling
up
from
eighth
to
second
on the final leg, Tudy Esquerra
and
Gabe
Naranjo made
it
a
pair
of
seconds
for
the Esquerra family in
Ford
Rangers:
Thl're
were 17
starters
in Class
5-1600
and
ten finisht:d the
tough