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win
Mo·avewifh
·ust
one
fire.
It
was
an
amazing
day.
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256.teams
took
on
250
miles
of
the
nastiest
terrain
the
Mojave
knows
how
to
dish
out.
And
when
the
dust
cleared,
Yokohama
had
taken
an
-
incredible
8
out
of
16
class
victories
at
the
SCORE
Mojave
250.
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Here
is
the
winning
line-up.
. · ·
Rob
MacCachren,
overall
first
place
and
Unlimited
Single
Seat
Class
winner.
Bob
Richey
and
Tom
Baker,
·
Class
2.
Bob
Scott
and
Mike
Voyles,
Limited
1600cc
For
more
Information
write
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Tire
Corporation,
P.O.
Box
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S.
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Buggy.
Andy
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and
Andy
R.
Devercelly,
5-1600GC
Buggy.
Craig
Watkins,
Class
10.
Mike
Abbott
and
A.J.
Denunzio,
Class
11.
And
GitiGowland,
Class
14.
All
in
all,
Yokohama
won
more
Mojave
250
classes
than
any
other
tire
manufacturer.
Not
to
mention
more
SCORE/HORA
victo-
ries
so
far
this.year.
Which
could
explain
why,
from
Barstow
to
Baja,
more
and
more
off-
d
th
t
Rob
MacCachren
screams
to
a
first
place
roa
en
us1as
s,
-
Mojave250victoryon
Yokohama
Tires.
pro
and
weekend
warrior
alike,
are
choosing
one
light
duty
truck
tire
over
every
other.
Yokohama.
>~YOKOHAMA
Whdt
the
world's
best
have
in
common.
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features a pair·
of
wihners.fr~m the two largest classes in the race. Rjch Minga .drove .
'his Challenger Chenowth hard enough
to
beat the
cloc;ks
and
win
the
41
car class
by
a healthy margin
of
15 minutes. Boo Scott
;md
Mike ,
Voyles sailed their single seater around the tough course
in
great style
en route to winning over 5,l"other Class 1~2-1600.starters, and they not
only won
by
· over t_en minutes, they are the overall poin.ts l~aders
in
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top
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results
were
posted
at
Pioneer
·
Park,
and
the
·
awards
were
·
another
. -mile-
down
the
btock,
and
none
of
these areas · have .
Trail
Notes
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adequate
- parking.
ls
it
_
any
THE
NISSAN
MINI
MINT
CHALLENGE
has about 70 entries at press -
'Y
ean ·
vin
wonder
that
severalclass
winners
ti"me
,"
and this off road rally can handle 100 starters. The rally
is
for mini
1
_
skipped
the
awards
presenta-
..
·trucks and utility'
rigs,
streetlegal ofcourse,
ahdthe
entry
is
limited tp folks
The
Great
Mojave
250
puts
Martin
second
on
points
· _
tion
...
they
probably
couldn't
·who have NEVER competed
in
a SCORE or HORA event. The rally ~ill
produced
mor
·e ,
unhappy
after
three
· races.
park.
. cover the first and the last part
of
the Mint 400 course, about 60 miles, on
protesters
than
usuaLas
the
race
At
p· ress -
time
.
we
learned
that
.A ·
similar
scenario
is
Friday-,
.May 8, with registration .at the Mint Hotel on Thurs_day, .starting at
Wound
down.
Due
to
·
some
d l
f,
th
M
400
th
· 1:00
p.n:i
: The rally $tarts at
9:QO
.
a.m.
on Friday morning, with
,:
the' cars
Jim
Conner
had
been
disquali-
eve
oping
or
e
int
wi · leaving at 30 second'intervals. lt
is
a basic Seat-Of-The-Pants rally
form.at,
attending
the
Long
Beach
Grand
fied
from
the
Class
7
4x4
win
at
·
the
revival
of
impound
at
the
tirne-speed-distance, so bring a good-watch, pencil and paper. But,
i:here
.is
a
Prix
~
Score
officials were
spread Lucerne
.
The
problem
is
the
rear
Mint
Hotel
garage.
Last
year
Poker Rally thrown
in
as
a
rie
breaker. The organizers
may
need that tie
fairly·
thin
.
at
this
race.
T}:ie
hue
spring
and
axle
placement
in
the
-;··ther,e was
no
impound,
an~f
for
,.
· breaker,
as
we
were told the tirriing'
is
only'
to the whole minute. · .
and
cry
over
the
short
time
Nissan,
admittedly
contrary
to
year~
-~
pri~r
·
to
that,
after
t~e
-.
The rally has a $10,000 purse
s1,1pplied
by
Nissan,
with$
l'OOO
·going to
allowance
grew
to
a ·
crescendo
the
rule
book.
They
say
Conner
demise
of
the
parade
past
Nelhs
firstplace,andthepaybackextendingdownthrough25thplace.Eachlegwill..
when
the
winners
of
classes
with
.
was
warned
·
to
fix
it
at
the
Gold
AFB
and
.
the
ensuing
traffic have an assigned
av~rage
speed; so be sure
your
odometer i~working. There.
no
official finishers
discovered
Coast,-
.
but
had
not
done
so
by
congestion,
the
Mint
impound
o/ill
be
all
manner
of
goodies in each entry pac~et, and the en!ry feeis $100
their
purse
was
. going
to
the
Lucerne,
four
weeks
later.
See
was
at
the
r~ce site.
The
ear.ly plus-$65forinsµrance.SendyourentryofftoHDRA, 12997LasVegasBlvd.
,
points
fund
i~stead
of
to
the
Tech
Tips
for
the
full
info'
: : m:orning
parade
is bac;k
also
this
:,
,So.,LasVegas,Nevada89124,orcall.(702,)361-5404formoredetailsandto
winners.
Led
by
the
Class 6
However,
the
· ford
of
Mannv
·:'
year,
,
X?
miles
down
HS
to
) rese~e your entry.
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winners,
wh<>
finished
three
laps,
Esquerra
in
Class
7
had
a similar
~loan.
-
Now
-
n~b~y,
leas~ ofaU· - ·
AMA
DISTRJCT
38
inerµbers; with help from the
1~1
:aealers surprised .
overtime,
the
quir~
in
the
rule
.
situation,
.
warned
to
.fix
an
illegal m
._
Las. V
~a~,
ts going ,
to
line
the
. ·
Otis
•.
Fudpucker, better. known
as
F_ud, with a super
gi_ft
fast
fy{~rch
:
At
the·
book
(
no
finish-no
pay)
was · design
at
:
Parker,
_but
the
~a'!l
,
1!]-tet~
-~ -
~e
at
dawn
on
Saturday
to
,,: _,-qrivers':meet!ng for the, T u~b"s'St4t'5ln The
Mud
Race; ·~a~id Tubbs and
resolved
by
Sal
Fish,
who
beggec!_
lack
of
time
to
.fix
1t
wa;ch
;a .
parade
-,
of
-
ra~
..
,-
cars
-;:
Steve
.:
!:'Jicot
ha~ as~ed
to
be
,ntrp_~uced,
an~ they came-
up_
~1th a
ye~y
good .
.
announced
at
the
delayed
awards
before
the
-
Gol~
Coast,
and
·
Never
mind
t~e
:
e~ns1ve
: .race : · .
s~orv.
fl~ut
why.
th'.~y
s~ould
he
mtr9duced. Fud
fell
for.
1t;
,hook, lme and
presentation
tha
_t Scm:e
Interna•
Manny
·
was
allowed
to
run
.
and
. gas
b',lrned
•.-
m ·
this
parade
. · smker. ·'When Steve
N1cot
.anno.unced that everyone but me knew what
was
tional
would
duplicate
the
purses
take
,
second
·
at
the
.
Gold
Coast,
charade,
the
ploy
is .
to
.
keep
·
the
·
_-
:going on, I knew I had beenhad,•:·said Fud. ·"But, when they rolled
out
. a ·
i-n
those
classes ·
~~
pay '
the
still illegal.
It
would
follow
this
race
crews
in
the
Mint
Hotel
area
, _ ·?rand
new
Yamaha
YZ
250,
my
~~µth
fell
?pen. Then S!eve a~d David
winners
as
well
as
·
~e
points
p ·
ed
· t
th
t
th
'll l all
the
time.
And
gone
torever
:.
. mtr_odu~edJo~nGregoryofJT.~~cmg:He·~adagreedt?outf1Jmefromhea~
fund
rec e!l a e
1
~ga
. _
rear
. l . . ' bla f ' .
to
toe ~1th new
gear;
They
all
said
1t
was
. their
way
of
saymg thankirfor.alH had
.
suspe1.1~1on
on
Conners
Nissan
apparent
Y
tsany~m
..
nceo
an
· - done for AMA Di~~rictJS. While:.the crowd applaude4, .tears 9f-thanks
.
Perhaps
more
serious
th~n:
not
. should_
be
allowed
to
run
two
a~rds
ce~emony
_.
,In_
19~7
:_
the
·,flowed.Thank you all, very, _very
'.
much(" The gifts
ar,e
a s~per
way
to
show
paying
bona
fide class
winners,
races, like
the
.
Ford;
before
fixing .
winners
w1_ll
be
stan~mg
_ •~
the
appreciation to Fud, who
always
does a great job for the racers
.'
· . .
some
of
.
whom
did
protest
the
the
s~pension
to
match
the
rule
·
street
outside
the
Hotel;
either
short
time
limit
at
the
Friday .
book.
cooking
in
the
hot
sun
·
or
-
HELICOPTER
AROUND
THE
RACE
COURSE.
A yellow helicopter
night
drivers'
meeting,
where
_
the
.
Another
problem
·
is
the
shivering
·
in
the
cold,
depending
has been seen at recent desert races, and service is offered
to
spectators
as
well
protest
fell
on
deaf
ears, is
the
devices
used
at
the
desert
series·
on
the
weather,
while
,
they
wait
·
a~
racers. The bird
is
a
Bell
Ranger, and it can carry the pilot and three full
pr~lem
in
·
rules
0
. f
the
road.
races
to
keep
competitors
milling .
for
_
their
rewards.
. ' . sized adults. Spectators can have a ten minutl! ride around the start/finish pit
While we have
no
axe
to
grind
about
the
host
town;
hopefully
_
Harking
back
to
.
the
lack
of
area and portions
of
the course,
an<i
with two
or
three passengers it
ccists
just
. -
with
Larry
Martin
and
h,is always
spending
money.
It
is reaching
continuity
in
rules
enforce,:nent,. $20 per persqn. Racers can get a foll pre-run around the course.,
ata
r~te
of
fi
d
. .
Ch
11
Cl
d t l l A . h h . l r $200 per hour. . - . . .
ne ·
nve
tn
· a
enger
ass,
we
ri
icu
ous
eve
s!
. t
Lucerne
t e .
ow
can
one
serious
Y go
ior
a ·. During the race, if your car
is
down and
out
of
competition, they will
fly
do-think
the
penalty
_
for
missing a
start/
finish is
some
15
miles
points
title
in
the
Score/HORA
-· ir) parts
an.cl
help to expedite retrieval cost and time. They also offer service to
checkpoint
should
be
the
same
in
from
town,
so
racers
had
to
series ·
if
the
rules
interpretation
- photo and video folks, and
h~lp
with search and rescue, but·are not-qualified
all
multiple
lap
races
in
the
series,
trailer
first
to
Pioneer
Park
to
changes
from
r:ice-
torace.
Atone
i:o
render
any
emergency medical aid.
You
cari
.bo.ok rides "in advance
by
both
Score
and
HDRA
events.
register,
-
then
several
more
post
race
tech
. a
winner
is . calling
'.
Jim
af
(602) 952-1082. Or.look for the-
~igns
and helicopted1ear the
At
the
1986
Frontier
500
Tom
blocks
to
unload
and
go th~ough ~isqualified
for
·. using _ screws start/finish at the Mint 400. - · ' ·
..
. ·
~
-
Koch
lost
a
lap
for
missing
one
contingency
row,
therr·
load
up
·
instead
of
welding .
on
sheet
·
checkpoint.
Despite
Score's
own
and
go
back
to
Pio_neer
Park
for metal,
and
at
Lucerne
the
tech . ·
THE
MONTREAL
OL
YM~IC
STADIUM
RACE
will
happen
on
May
driver
bulletin
stating
that
only
tech
and
into
impound.
For
the
.
people
say
"we
know
the
car
is
29and30thisyear
.Combiningmotocrosswithautocross,theevenfplaysto
-
completed
laps
would
be
scored., -.
maJ·
ority
who
were
camping
on
illeg_al,
but
the
modification
does
a sell
out
crowd each
"year.
The· seventh edition
of
the Autocross
is
again
sponsored by BFGoodrich, who present the Autocross Cup. The event has
.
Martin,
·
who
missed
a
check
on
course
or
·
30
miles aw~y in
not
promote
performance,"
so
- becqme truly international,
as
"last
year
the field
of
cars .
was
equally divided
lap
2,
was
not
docked
the
lap
but
Victorville,
it
was
back
to
the
winner
is legal..Before
the
big between drivers from the west coast
of
the USA, and those from east
of
the
only
given a
time
peQalty
of
an
Lucerne
for
the
Friday
night
time
.
sponsors
J'ick
up
their
-_
, Roc~ies and· from Canada. This year the tourse has .been redesigned,
hour,
13
minutes,
less
than
half
drivers'
meetirig,
and,
after
·a pocketbook!:>
an
. .
move
on
to
presentingnewandexcitingcha:llengestotheClass IOrace,carsandCla!\s7
the
time
~f
the
fastest Challenger
short
sleep,
back
to
Pioneer
Park
greener
and
more
organized racing trucks.
On
the line
is
a total cash purse .
of
$45,000, and each class
Class
lap.
He
was
placed
in
fifth,
to
drive
in
the
S
a.m.
•p~rade,'
to
pastures,
the
promoters
should
winner receives one pound
of
gold. Get entry' information from Score
first
DNF,
well
ahead
of
a
horde
the
start
line.
It
doesn't
end
do
everyone
involved
a
big
favor Canada, Inc., 390 Chemin
Du
Lac, Lery, Quebec, Canada,J6N 1A3
or
call
of
competitors
whose
two
lap
there.
Post
race tech
for
the
and
get
together
on
the
rules! As ' <
514
)
692
-6
17
1.
· · · · · · · ·
time
.was faster. C.omliftunding classes involved
was
back
in
they
say .
on
~he
radio,
that's
our
' . . . · · ' . . - · ·
h
ble
th
h fth l
·
th
· . l -
THE
.
JEEP
CUP
RALLY
is
it'
dandy competition for four wheel drive .
t e pro
mis
·
at
t e i P ace
town
at
~-fire
station,
w4ile
the
-
opinion;
we
we
come
YO';lrs.
enthusiasts: You don't need much experience to compete, and the ~ntry
fee
.
Attention
Crews
&
Drivers!!
. -
r
Because
of
~
the
new contingency space charges -
by
the Mint,
Tr~ckside
Photo
will
hot
be
in
the
contingen9y lrne at the Mint
4no
. _
But
come
by
and
see
·
us
at
Sloan
o_n
Friday, May 8th (day before the race)
·
for
the
best
in
racing
photos!
. ·
Look for the yellow Trackside banner along· the main -
road
in
Sloan
(Bring this
ad
for a 10% discount)
Page
4 May 1987 .
. _for each event
is
just $25, Jeep Cup·
is
a time-speed-distance rally that requires·
a street
legal
four wheel drive vehicle and a driver and navigator.
The
regional
rallies will be held a.cross North America
in
1987,
five
in
the USA and·
five
in
Canada. The top
few
' finishers in each event will
win
a trip to Reno,_Nevada
_for ·the expenses paid championship rally
in
August. There, ralliests will be
. provided with identically equipped Jeep vehicles. The winning team
in
that
event
will
be crowned North America Jeep Cup 4x4 rally cha'mpion. The ·
dates and locations for Jeep.Cup rallies
are:
May
17
., Phoenix, Arizona; June
14, Cadillac, Michigan; June 20, Moncton,
New
Brunswick; June 21, Atlanta,
Georgia; June 27, Calgary, Alberta:, July 11, Lindsey, Ontario; July
12;
Denver, _Colorado, July 18, Victoriaville, Quebec; July 19, Harrison Hot
Springs, British Columbia; July 26,
Sacra_mento,
California. For more details
. and entry formstall 1-800-JEEP CUP
in
the USA; and 1-416-640-5414
in
Canada. '
THE
MICKEY
THOMPSON
ENTERTAINMENT
GROUP has just
' announced there.will.be a race at the Los Angeles Coliseum this
sum.mer,
on
. July 25. The race had not b
t;
en scheduled earlier because c.onstruction would
·have been
in
progress for
new
seats for the Raider
games
this year. However,
apparently the Coliseum authorities ran into. problems,
th~
project
is
off
because it
is
now too late to get the
new
.seats finished-
in
time for the first '
Raider
game
in
August. So, the date
was
open and Mickey Thompson _
grabbed
it.
Along with the Rose Bowl on May 2 and the Seattle Kingdome on · ·
June 20, it will make a busy summer for stadium racers, before the first run at
· the Sam Boyd Silverbowl
in
Las
Vegas on September 26, an~ the finale at
.Pomona on October
10.
· ·
We
just watched a
y_ideo
tape
of
the 1986 Grand National Truck race at
the
½-A
Coliseum, and it
is
one
of
the best
we
have seen about_stadium racing.
The cameras-caught
all
the action; including the massive pile up
of
trucks in
the first turn late
in
the race. This tape
is
a real bargin at $20, and it runs
nea_rly
half an hour. Get a copy fromMTEG, 53 Woodlyn
lane,
Bradbury, CA
91010. . -
. ·
THEOUTLAWMINISTOCKSeriesstartedaction
in
the middle
of
April ..
- at
Wi_llow
Springs ·Raceway. This
is
· fun racing to spectate and for
participants, and the bulk-
of
the series
will
be at Willow_ Springs, near
Rosamond, . CA. However, ·the'
May
10 date
is
at Pearson Speedway,
Pearson ville; CA and
date!\
are pending for. Ventura, Ascot and Bakei:sfield .
. Get ·au the details from-the Mini Stock Racing Association,
P.
0 .
Box
204,
Pa
_los Verdes
E;states,
CA 90274
or
call (213) 375-4570or (213) 534-2747.
(More
TRAIL
NOTES
~11
pa/{e
49)
Dusty
Time~
.4, ' l
.
•,,1.-
Pony
ExprCsS~~.
-
_ -Talk
ahout
excited!!
We
jlJst
tinished racing
in
the . Great
Mojave
250
.
Our
·race team
proved to
be
t<X)
much
for that
nasty terrain.
Tc:)o
bad we had
to
compete against Score Interna-
tional at "the· same time.
At
the
end
of
the day we had finished
nine minutes over the
time
allotted
(nine
hours)
.
That
moved ·us,
from
finishing sixth
b~ck
to
our
second lap placement
ot
eleventh. ·
When
the ChaHenger · Class
was·started, it was looked
upon
as a slow
go
class.
The
class was
very restricted. Also,
itwasn't
to
do
very
well
because
of
the
suspension
we
had to run.
Tah·
notice SCORE! . There art'
one
heck
of
a lot
of
racers who built a
Challenger,tar, knowing
all
this.
~here
in
t_he
rules
of
building
this car did it say I also
had
to ruri
it· agaipst a computer!
(The
time
~llmi;ann·
for
the race was
t_igured
.
on
_the average .. speeds
trom th~
1987
Parker 400,.
ed.)
Lrt's
tace it, when a Class
I,
2,
I
0,
the list goes
~.m,
goes racing,
they can hreak a tront end
off
fix
it, and finish
in
the to th~m
lengthy time limit.
Then,
that
same
c:ar
will, \i:hile making
up
all
that precious time, drive like a
mad(
der)
man
and
still finish the
race ahead
of
the restricted cars. ·
.
At
t~is
point
['in
not saying'_that
the taster cars. should have .a time
restriction. However, make the
time -for the restricted classes ·
base'd
on
the desert knowledge
you have,
not
on
the infr>rmation
you punch into a computer.
The
last thing I have to say
is
about
money. Money makes the.
world
go round, ·and the tires
on
my race
ci1r
. If the money that I
should have·
gotten
for
my
placement
goes
irito
the
Challenger car points fund,
so
. what!!
Who
benefits!
The
points
. chhser. I'm
not
a points_chaser, ·
and I
\\uuld
guess that the high
majority
of
Challenger Class
racers are not.
Scc)re, you are
too
darn
smart
t!) let som_ething like this happen.
When
you get opinions from
racers
about
times,
you'd
better
listen. Nine
_-
houis
for a junk
course
like
we
ran was two
or
three
hours
too
short.
What
was
the hurry! Maybe a littie
too
much -in
one
day! Cars, hikes,
and awards!
Add
a circus and
we
would have
had
it all.
Danny Oliver, Dan Ho~k.
Roy
Smith,Dans
Diesel .
·Hesperia;
CA
- · Well, the
Great
Mojave
250
is
h_istory now, and maybe -we can
learn somL·thing from -it.
The
overall plan was good,
but
the
problem was
that
no
one
knew
the plan!
We
needed
more
inforn1ation before the race. A
map
showing where
to
unload,
where contingrncy starts, and the
best way to get _
to
tech would
have been very helpful. Parading
us
out
to the start/ finish line
in
·
the morning was a waste
of
tim~ .
and gas, especially since the
leaders
of
tne third wave got lost
and took us way
out
yonder and
back! ,
·.
.
·
We
were
one
of
the lucky ones
who beat the tight deadline,
but
~e
consider ourselves
wry
. lucky
m that
we
had
no
mechanical
problems at
all
and
our
General
Grabber
MTs
came through with
flying colors once again,
We
understand that mistakes
do
occasionally happen, and
we
teel
the
Sci>re
C:>fficials
handled the
problem
in
the only way they
could. But, we ·
can't
help.
but
·
sympathize with the teams that
-misseJ the deadline
so
.closely
or
those who
coulJ
have finished
the race if only the clock
hadn't
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Thrint<
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"'
a
nd'
s
pt
>ns6
r--
'i
t
1:
na
r."pi
ir.
ti0
ip:Jtt.·
in
e course was certain Y a · again. . the Mint
400.
that
tne
Mint
challenge with every variety
of
_ Jerry Penhall
manageme~t
will
ccrnsider
conditions the Score planners PonhaJI/ Pfeiffer Racing -changing this
foe
policy ..
could find.
My
team ·would like , · Costa Mesa,
CA
Steve Godfrey
to give _a big thank you to a
group
s
f
I h
· · · h 1 (Th r
II
I I .·ration I
o peop e w o
put
up
w1
_t a
ot,
.
e,o
o«·ing
etter1.1
·
asse11t
lite
in
Phoenix,
AZ
including flying debris, for little
March
to Mr.
Bill
Kiser
of
the
Mine
or
no recognition,
and
they are Hotel &
C',asino
in
L,.as
Vl'~as,
Ac
thi.nime there
are
inuny
ma;or
the checkpoint>personriel._ NemJa.) .
manufai:turers
«·
ho
hat•e
/iaid
We
overcame
Mother
-Nature
The
subJ._ect
of
this letter
is
the . i f
·
sw1Ur)'
1
ees
ro
che
Mine Hotel, hw
and all her
cont
_ouring,
but
how . growing concern and controver- TTUlll)' smaller
firms
hat•e
ahstained.
_
do
we_
a"'.oid
unnecessary and
sy
amo'ng manufacturers over the
The
result
(If
this
/)(JliC)'
will
not
he
rough nerting?
We
try
to
get
out
Mint
·
Hore
I
charging
a II
l<iiotrn
for
·
11
fe«·
«•eeks,
uniil
of
the way when·someone. comes contingency posting companies
Frida-v,
-
'Mav
H,
.«·hm «~
see
hou·
up
behind us,
but
wncn
there
is
$500
,
to
. be able
to
sit
on
many.
block.;
of
Fremont
Street
are
no
place
to
go except straight Conting~ncy .
row
·
at
this year's
needed
'or
che
1
•• u
7
Mint_
400
ahead, there
is
no
reason
t<)
ram
Mint
400
rac
I'm
f
''
'I'
·'
.
e,
. sure many o
cmitin,l!enc
_v
ro«•.
us
-
harder,
.
causing
further
the racers are
not
aware
of
how
· damage,
We
understand another this
wi!I
affect the ability
of
many
An
Open
Letter
to
Score and
teamwasalsoroughlynerfedand
manufacturers
.
to
·
reta
,
in
a -
HORA
Officials:
pushed
so
hard they rolled, and . presence
in
the
sport
cif
Mf
road -.
_·_
W_e have sev_eral .questions
as a result their· vehicl" ·was·
rac1
·ng
The
1·ack
of
p r'
t·;
· ·t·
'"
· ' · a ·
,.
cipa ion
concerning
the
rul.es . .
Who
unable
"to
fii;ish
the
race~
on
contingency row will. affect k h ·
Everyone w~nts t<> win,
hut
thesplendoroftheevent,andthe
· ma_
est
em
and
who
·changes
safety should
come
first. So why reduced crowd
on
contingency
th
em? Several times last· year
dqn't
we
all
practice some self day will mean reduced business ruleswere appare
n
tly changed
or
control?
__
·
·h I d · waived
to
suit certain individ,
·
or
t . e restaurants an · casinos
in
uals,
but
not
allowed for
other
-
We
had Kevin Adler
of
4 the area.
··
· · h ·
1a
·
·
wheel
Parts Wholesaler riding . There are many -opinions
on
racers in t e same c ss.
Other
with us
on
onec>f t)ur laps.
Wt.·
'd this subject,
but
I have listed
the
individuals were allowed to
· like
to
· thank them
f<ir
their
major
_
complaints
from
the
_
continue
running -when they
sponsorship_
as
well as
Conejo
manufacturers'
point
of
view. were
not
legal according
to
the
Off
Road and RV, General Tire, First;
in
no
other
form
of
mntor
rule
book.
Why? · ·
Kr
-
eider's
-
Welding,
Coast
racing
is
this done. _,
ltseemstherules
'
arebentand
Machine (Driveline), Smittybilt, .
Second,with
prize money still changed for
no
.reason·. For ·
and KC
Hilit
es.
Thanks
also to · largely inadequate.' for the size
of
inS
t
ance,
~hy
th
.. e cha~ge in Class
h
· 1 t· L. y
II
h -3 concerning wmdsh1eld fram·
es'.
f e
peop
e · o
u<'.'erne
. a
ey
. rnosr_ events, _ t e. contingency Wh · -
who
put
up
with a lot
of
traffic,
money
· is ·
the
only
thing
o came
up
With
that
one
and
dust
and.especially noise. compensating the _ racer.
This
whatisthereason
_
forit?Weonly
_ · Mike Schwellinger money
is
used by
all
promoters
know
about
this change because
Conejo
Off
Road Team
to
advertise
their
·
events,
· someone recently joined Score
· Newbury Park,
CA
especially the Mint 400, which . and happened
to
get a new
'87~
boasts it
is
the
"richest
.
off
road
'88
rule
book
:
None
of
the
other
·
race.'.'
The
contingency money ·
Class
3 people we talked
to
at
helps a great
dear
in
giving this · Parker were aware
of
this rule
. We
a/1/m.'cime
·. chqe
letters
Jescrih,mg
soml'
: of
the
/1rphlems
C1l
the
chirJ
TC1L
'e
111
the
Jeserc
se;r1es,
(,lnJ
there
«ne
some
J>rohlem
.1. For
un
eJitoriul
o/>inion on
ir
ull,
ched<
the
Sc'1e1/>
Box
column
. .
race this
honor.
· ·change either. · '
·
Third,
manufacturers
post
We
built
our
Jeep according to
-tens
of
thousands
of
dollars·
to
the rule
book
and
assumed that
sponsor
the
sale
of
their
everyone else
did
too
.. But, with
products, a_nd
help
promoters
the rules being
ben
_t and changed
Yes,
·· Jean, you have good draw racers
to
the events.
What
all
the
Jime,
we
could
·
reading
material
in
your
really
Jisturhs
us
.is
that with-
all
conceivably arrive
at
a race and
1T1agazine.
I
would
- like
tl
> · this participation, you still
\~
.'.
ant
find· we are
no
· fonger legal,
or
comment
oh
the writing ·from _
us
to
pay
$5_00
for the privilege finish a race behind someone
Ron Flemi_ng
in
the
Soap· Box. ·
of
talking
to
·the very people ·
we
·
who
is obviously ,
not
legal, b_
ut
Ron has three good reasons
not
· helped bring
to
your event! I ask . allowed
to
r_
un
anyway. In either
to
change engine style
in
the ever - you:
What
is -the Mint _ 400 · instance, something is
not
fair.
so popular Class 10. I'll stand
~ithout
'the huge contingency
We
feel
that
a rule
is
a rule and
WITtJ
· Ron Fleming
not
to
let row! ,
·,
.
should
apply
to
EVERYONE
in
this class die. ·1 have seen
other
Fourth, the small
amount
-
of
the class. Also, if a rule change is
<;lasses
fade away from
the
sport
revenue brought in by the
tew
. being considered, why
not
ask
tor t,his very same change
in
who
san afford:it will have little - for ' some .
input
from
those
equipment that the racers will
im11act
on
t~e cost
of
clean up, affected?
At
the
~e~y
least, they
feel
. the pressure ti) finally police and msuranc~ expenses.
should
be
· not1f1ed
of
the
.
replac_e. _
As
Jong
as
you are going to have changes. Now
that
the new
· Mike Leighton the, contingency
row
downtown, · season is underway; let's keep the
Hesperia, _
CA
. the costs will be the same .
no
politics
Q\,lt
of
off
road racing
ana
We
u,1;ree
-ulso thut the Class
10
mies
shou/J
he
left ulone
unJ
to
mlw
~ngines
hdqng.
in
Class
· 1 or-
Cle1ss
·.
:2
.
matter
how few manufacturers·~
just
have fun! ·
show
up
: . _· . -. , Mike Schwellinger
Maybe the
Mint
management " _
Conejo
Off
Road Team
forgc>t
how many r,eople comet<-i
-.
Newbury Park,
CA
_
· see
~fle
happeni13gs
on
Friday, . · . . · .
•.
· '
and
how
rriuch money those Class 3
isnot
the
only
one
u.'ith
; This note is a special thanks to · people
spend
in
the casinqs and
rules
that
u•affle, Mike.
We
suggest
t_he Dusters. For ten years
\1
ie hotels,
and
the restaurants. This
you
pass
your
.compla
_
ints
on
to
the
. have . had
..:
a . very supportive
pit
· type
of
policy will · only reduce
major
_·manufacturer
close
.
st
to
you.
crew, consisting
of
both
family . the spectacular
to
the.mundane, There · is a meeting
._
pf
the
anJ
friends. The only _race they the crowds will disappear, and all Manufacturer's
Adt•isory
,
Bdard
the
could
not
support
us lOOpercent the splendor, the revenues, the Monday -after
the
Mint
400,
and
was the
1986
Baja 1000.
We
publicity,
as ;well as
the
perhapsyourreponthatboardcould
, needed the help
ofa
professional specialness (lf ·the not-so-rich
pres?)1t
the
problt'Tll
then
..
With
a
pit
crew association.
We
decided Mint
400
will be gonci
$5000
membership
fee,
the
-
Board
to
USl' the Chapa
la
Dusters· and . ,
Where
will all th1send?
Soon
it ·
consists
mainly
gf
tire
,
and
i;ehide
they came through for · us the will
cost
$300
at
the
Parker
.
400,
_
manufacturers.
· - ·
entire race. Before
we
became ·
$300
·
a~
the
Baja 1000,
$200
at
··
Dusters we were never turned
other
races! ._ All just for the.
DVSTY
TIMES welco~s .letters
dc
~wn when
w<,>
needed their help ·privilege _
of
talking
to
the racers .
..
from
all
comers
of
off
road
acti,;ity.
1n
·
numerous
emergency ·
pit
Do
racers travel
frc)m
all
over the·
The
Pori-v
Express ·column will
stops,
·,
· · world
to
the
Mint
400
because it '
feature
all
the
mail
we
can
/fr
into
Since we have such a great
·.
is
just micither
off
road race·!
No
the
space.
Please
keep
your
u"Ords
~upport systi:m within
our
own
indeed! It's because
of
what the fairly brief. Because .
of
space
- race program; we haven't needed MintAOO has_
bL"Coine,
including limitations,
your
pearls
of
prose
may
to use the Dusters again. Yet they .
nm
,tingency day. Tl-tese racers
oe
edited,
but
DUSTY
TIMES will
seem
to
be
wherever
our
· come for
the
opportunity
to
sel' priiit
your
gripes
as
well
as
your'
problems occur, and
have
given and talk with the manufacturers praises. Letters for publication
us
numerous
parts, tires and . at this special.race.
should
be
-
at
the
DUSTY TIMES
helping hands:
This
is
a letter
of
It
is
my
,.
ht)pe, as well as
the.
office
by
the
15th
of
the month in
thanks
to
. all the people
who
are
hope
of
all the manufacturers
order
to
appear
in the
next
.
issue..
•.
·May 1987_
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I
Side
Tracks~.
-.
By
Judy
Smith
We
took
.
our
vacation
in
March this year, and
as
usual, it
was an
off
.road vacation; a
special c
ifroad
vacati()n.
We
had
tried for years
to
get
to
Scammon's
Lagoon,
midway
doi:n
the Baja peninsula,
to
sec
the grey whales; and this year
we
finally
did
ir. , ·
One
reason for going
to
Baja
on
vacation is
the
sense
of
adventure, which
is
what draws
most
of
us into
off
roading
in
the
first place.
And
traveling
off
road
in
Baja adds a certain piquancy, ·
and
we
can always expect the
unexpected
to
add,
to
the
fun.
W c wcrcn
't
really prepared
to
have
our
"unexpected"
happen
on
the
sou
·
thhound
San Diego
Freeway, i ust
south
of
Long
Beach -
hut
that's
when we
started
to
hear · an
ominious
t
humping
.
We
pulled
off
to
the
side and crawled
around
with a
flashlight
to
s_ec
if
one
elf the tires
was
beginning
.
to
separate.
Evcrythi.ng looked 'o.k.,
so
we
hopped
back in and
took
off. The
thumping
became
a
nasty
clunking,
and
we
began
to
wonder
what a disintegrati11g c.
v.
joint
sounds like,
We
crept
off
the freeway and·
tound
a gas
station with lights, a_
nd
prepared
to
spend the .evening making
repairs . . It
took
about
three
\
PRESENTED
BY
DEL
WEBB~
Ml~T
CASI\O HOTELQDaXINTOWN
minutes
in
the light
to
find
that
all
hut
one
of
the lug
nuts
on
the
kft
rear wheel were loose. A
quick
tigl:i
tening with thl' lug
wrench, and a
double
check
of
all
the
other
wheels, and we were on
our
way
again, with
no
clunk.
Now
we
figured it had
to
be a
good
trip
, because
we
'd already
·
had
our
token
·mechanic-al ·
breakdown.
The
_ rest
of
the
drive was
relatively uneventful, and
we
arrived
in
Guerrero
Negro the
folkiwing night.
We
spent
the
· night
in
a local motel,
did
sofl)e
exploring nearby the next day,
and
then
headed
for
fhc
campground. It's . reached
by
means
of
a I 5 mile
dirt
road
that
heads west from the highway at a
point
five I
miles
south
of
Guerrero
Negro.
At
about
· ·
three
in
the
afternoon . we finally arrived at
the Grey ·
Whale
National Park,
on
the
northern
edge
of
Scammon's
Lagoon.
It was
menacingly
dark,
.and as
we
started setting
up
our
tents a
nor'castcr (
or
something) blew
up
and
made
tent
erecting
into
an
exercise
in
oversize kite flying.
About
the
time
we
got the second
tent · halfway up, it was also
raining, and as
we
grappled with
the rain-fly,
we
were soaked, and
•"
so was th~ t~nt.
The
P-P-T c~ Pee,
( its name speaks for it) was next,
and heing smaller and narrower,
created less wind resistance, and
went
up
quicker
.
Ahout
the time
all
the tents
were up, the -rain
quit,
and
we
were ahle
to
huilp a fire
to
dry
off
the jackets.
We
l<ept
peering
out
at the lagoon, hoping to see
whales cavorting,
but
it
wa
s
getting ·dark hy now, and there
seemed to he nothing
to
see.
_
We
spotted
whales,
or
-
more
precisely, their
spouts
,
the
next
morning, and
spent
a wonderful
half
hour
or
so
following them
with
our
bino~ulars. It was great.
We
were watching
about
four
or
five whales as they swam from
east
to
west. But then
the
wind
came
up
again and the water got
so rough
that
it was
hard
to
see
the
spc
ru
ts
because
of
the
whitecaps.
After a couple
of
hours
exploring
the
. shore, we went
back .
to
·camp, . and
spent
some
more
time with the binocs,
looking for the whales again. As
we lazily scanned
the
neighboring
beach, watching
the
shore
birds,
we spotted a taxi cab
parked
at
one
of
the
. campsites. This
seemed
odd
to
us, so we trained
our
binoculars
on
it
so
to
see
what
that
was
all
about.
We
were
'
kind
of
crushed,
actually,
because here we wt;re, having this
marvelous adventure, and all
prepared, with a four wheel driv~
SANCTIONED
BY
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HORA
MAY
7-10,
1987
LAS
VEGAS,
NEVADA
Page
8
The
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ls
coming at you again May
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1987.
The
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Is
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Del
Webb's
Mint Casino/Hotel and sanctioned by
High
Desert
Racing Association.
II
ls
part of
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ined HORA/SCORE
Points
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for
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haH
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In
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representing
a
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' . . - . ' . . . .
"'
. . .
"•,.,
.
.,
. .
.late inod
'e
iJcep, and ,a rcally"trick
..
us;·
,1nd
.
v.
·&
...
were moved and
off
roadVW
pre:
runnCJr,
and
all delighted- with · the rlosencss
of
·
kinds
of
camping gear,
and
really · the hig creatures.
We
rnmple,tcly
roughing it, and here was this forgot
ahout
the rickety
hoat
as
smartly dressed lady driving
to
we watched the whales all
around
the campground
in
a taxi.
That
us.
The
trip back
to
shore was
\gives you an idea
of
just how had
much
like
the
one
outward
the road
is
. · ·
hound,
except
that
now the
other
Pretty ·
soon
the ·
1ady
showed three · passengers were . on the
·
up
in
our
camp, having hitched a windy side, so all six
of
us were
ride with
another
camper,
to
talk completely soaked and shivering
us into taking
the
hoat
ride
out
to
hy the time we got
to
shore ..
The
see the whales.
The
wind was middle scat collapsed only once.
blowing · at
ahout
30
miles an
The
lady with
the
taxi' was
hour
at this time, and we'd heard dismayed
that
the
taxi driver
that
110
boats
would
go
out
on
a charged~ her. an extra
$10,000.
windy day, because it was unsafe.
pc~()S
hecause
he'd
had
to
wait
So
we
asked, quaveringly, .
"In
longer than planned, ·
but
in
this wind?"
"Oh",
said the nice
gencral,shewassothrilledwithit
lady,
"It's
alw.ays windy
Hke
this all
that
she
went
back home
to
here." She lied. But we
didn't
Mexico
G:ity
happy.
know
that
'ti! later. She had
to
go
The
next day, since
John
and
right then, because she had
that
taxi waiting, and tbe meter was Linda
Johnson
had now joined
ticking. · us; we decided
to
go
out
again.
This
time
there
was
no
wind
at
So,
we said, sure - why not? ·
And
proceeded .to
put
on
about
all,
and
we
gotthe
same trip, with
even m.
ore
whale's, for
$5
a head
. four layers
of
clothe~·, load
up
the
less.
most
_expendahle camera, and
st:uff _it
into_
a
pl_~stic
h_ag, gulp
The
following day
we
packed
down
a seasick
p,11,
and take
off
up
all
our
gear and headed
ourfor
for the boat. . what we· planned
as
a real
Now, whale watching boats a~vcnturc;
thetripalongthecdgc
that
leave from San Diego
or
ot
the
lagoon, following the
Salt
Marina de! Rey, have a nice Compan'y roads, .
out
to
the
solidity
to
them, 'and
comfort-
secondary road.
that
traverses the
able seats, life jackets and a well
point.
From
there we would find
dressed crew.
Not
to
mention
the road
that
goes
down
to
being
about
30
feet long. This Malarrimo Beach. This is the
boat
was
none
of
that.
This
boat
beach
were all
the
flotsam and
'was
about
12
feei:
long, with an
jet
s
am
from ships and
northern
outboard
motor
and a can
of
gas coasts finally comes ashore. It's
with a rag for a cap.
The
Captain
been a · beachcomber'~ treasure
took
off
his shoes
,'
rolled
up
his for years.
The
Johnson
~
hadbeen
pants and
put
on
a foul weather there
about
15
years-Iago, just
·
jacket.Then
he reeled
in
the
boat
briefly, · a
nd
wanted f
0
. see it
and invited us aboard.
There
again, and we had nuver .been .
there,
but
had read abb
ut
it
fo~
were
to
be six
of
us as passengers.
Th
h d
11
L years.
At
any
·.
rate · it was
. e
oat
, n a
me
· a
hi
. h / .
Colorina"'
was plywood, and it inconcei
va
e t at a Y
ot
. us
had · heen painted many times, would just
sit
in
a cam when
we
many years ago. It had
one
board
, had these
off
road
ve
icles
(the
seat
in
the
stern,
one
in
the
prow,
Johnsons
\Vere
in t eir . four
and a board
that
was simply laid wheel drive
S-10)
and
a:11
those
across, from side
to
side,
that
miles
of
dirt
roads wer •\•,aiting.
served as the third seat, in the
We
asked the park er ployees
middle
..
That
one
was completely
about
the roads, and
th
cy·advised .
h d
us against it, saying tHat it was
unattac e
..
So
were
the
supports
1
for
the
,sides
of
the
boat
_ ·
"muy
trahi.>joso", and waving
unattached,
that
is.
The
floor
of
their hands
to
indicat~ ·
humps
.
the
boat
was plywood, and But they ci.rnldn't scar~ us with
several plies had worn away, bumps. I
making us
wonder
·how ma_ny As it turned
out,
the~c weren't
were left.
We
looked
around
.for
any
. .
Someone
h~d
·
very
·
life jackets,
and
found two old graciously graded
the
roads
not
life rings piled
up
on
the
prow.. long before and tH
ey
were
That
-was it. But
we
didn't
worry,
smooth
and beautiful..
There
was
because we figured
that
board
no
washboard,
no
rocks,
and
scat would float too.
none
of
the
bumps
t hat we'd
The
motor
fired
up
reassuring- been warned
about
.
In
fact; these
l_y
quickly
and
smoothly, and El roads were -a good
dbl
better
Capitan
took
off. He was
the
than much
of
the
paveJ
highway
Walker
Evans
of
'the whale
in
Baja.
The
trick
wast
~> find
our
watchers. It was a white knuckle way; hecause
therc
.'s ;1 maze
of
trip
out
to
where
he
thought
the
roaJs,
all at right anglfs to
one
whales would be, flying
off
the
another, and all surrounde,J hy
waves,
the
spray soaking all those evaporating sea water,I with
np
on
the windy side
of
the boat, landmarks and
no
sign~.
and the middle seat slowly
Feeling
very
hr
~ve
and
slippi,ng backwards with its
two
exploratory,
.we
drove
lofl, only
unaware passengers busy hanging
to
be taken
down
a
PL:"g
when a
on
for dear life.
We
could
seethe
rattley Mexican truckl: with a
floor flex with each
bound
over
a man
and
wife,
about
fivt kids and
wave. two dogs,
drove
by, huaded
out
The
trip was a resounding
into
the
"unexplbred
~)ff
road"
success.
When
the
boat
didn't
terrain
we'd
just
. ~truggled
sink immediately, we decided it through. They smiled and waved
probably
wouldn't,
and
relaxed a as they· passed, appar~ntly
not
bit, though
not
enough-
to
let go .
..
realizing the hostile
ter
,
1
itory
out
(The
thing
needed
shock
there. ,
absorbers.)
He
.found whales for
To
be continued.
~ffENTION
DESERT
RACERS
_
DUSTY
TIMES
has contingency money
posted
at
all
ore
and
HORA
desert races. Check
it
out
on
contingency
roi
~
Two
different
classes
each
event.
..
Dusty
Timcs
ILEIIII
IIRRIS
1111S
IFF-111111111
PIii
IT
JACK
IIRPIY
S111111.
1986
marked
the
most
successful year
in
Mazda
truck
racing
- history.
Soit
shouldn't come
as
a
surprise
that
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
what
lies ahead.
Another
··
&m2'
.....
-•
successful year
for
Mazda in
198Z
.
11
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_
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1,1
·7
HAPPENINGS
•••
A.D.R.A.
Arizona Desert Racing Association
· P.
O.
Box
34810
Phoenix, AZ
85067
(
602)
252-1900
July 18
High
Country
150
F,lagstaff,
AZ
September
5-6
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
. 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
October
2-4
Carrera de los Campeones
San Felipe, B.C.
1987
BRUSH
RUN
POINTS SERIES
P.O. Box 101
Crandon
, WI
54520
(715)
478-2115 I
(715)
478-2688
June
27-28
Spring
Run
101
Crandon
,
WI
September
4-6
Brush
Run
101
World
Championship
Crandon,
WI
CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
Lynnette Allison
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
Corona,
CA
91
720
(714)
736-1442
l ,
May
2-3
Rim
of
the
World
Rally
Lancaster,
CA
May30
Glen Helen Rallycross #2
San Bernardino, CA
July
11
-
Carisbad Rally Sprint
Carlsbad,
CA
July 12
CRS Annual Picnic
Carlsbad, CA
August
(TBA)
Glen Helen Rallycross #3
· San Bernardino,
CA
September
26-27
Cliffs
of
Gorman
Rally
Gonrian,
CA
December
5-6
East
of
Indio VII
Indio,
CA
4.
FUN
4 WHEELERS
915
So
: Zeeb Road
Anri Arbor, MI 48103
(
313)
459-8388
(313)
755-3176
September
5-6
Summers End Extravaganza
Bee's
Sport
Center
- St. Johns, MI
FORDA
Florida
Off
Roaders
Drivers' Association
5349
Hansel Ave., C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
(305)
851-6245
FLORIDA OFF
ROAD
RACING ENTERPRISES
P.O. Box
40
Inverness, FL 32651
(813)
933-7947
(904)
726-6560
FUDPUCKER
RACING TEAM
250
Kennedy, #6
Chula Vista, CA 92011
(619J 427-5759
~
WHERE
DO
YOU
RIDE
YOUR
TOY?
Your
favorite
riding
area
may
soon be closed
if
the Wilderness
Bill
is
passed! ·
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IN
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FUTURE
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OFF
ROADING
...
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
r.-:JOIN
CORVA:-:,
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Road
Vehicle
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Inc
,,
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non
-
profit
corporation dedicated
to
preserving the land use
rights for off
road
enthusiasts,
and
companies
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1601
10th Street, Sacramento,
CA
95814
- o ~ ·
Page
12
August
8,
1987
Superstition
250
IV
An
den(
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 Association
Box 11093 Station -A
Atlanta,
GA
30310
(404)
927-6432
June 7
100 miles
Alabama
June
28
Winder,
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 LAKES
FOUR
WHEEL
DRIVE ASSOCIATION
Bob Moon
915 So. Zeeb Road
Ann
Arbor, MI
48103
(313)
665-0358/
(313)
996-9193
August 1-2 .
19th Ahriual Sand-O-Rama
Silver Lake Sand Dragway
Mears, MI ·
GREAT WESTERN
POINTS SERIES, INC.
Ron
Knowlton
831 So. Jason
Denver,
CO
80223
(303)
722-5537
May3
Raceland
Denver,
CO
May
24
Gordon, 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
Racela·
nd
Championship -
SC
Denver,
CO
May
1~87
ROD
-HALL'S
GHOST
TOWN
ADVENTURE
2150
Hunter
Lake Drive
Reno,
NV
89509
(702)
786-6748 .
( open to Dodge ,
4>\4s
only)
June 18-21
3 Day Trail Ride
Lake Tahoe, NV
HDRA
High Dese
rt
Racing Association
12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las
Vegas, NV
89124
(702)
361-5404
May
7-10,
1987
Mint 400
Las
Vegas, NV
July
3-5,
1987
Fireworks
250
·
Barstow,
CA
September
ll-13,
1987
Craig/ Hi Desert
300
Craig,
CO
December 5,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
Las Vegas,
NV
HIGH PLAINS OFF
ROAD
RACING-
ASSOCIATION
Tom
Freeman
3503
Hall St.
Rapid City, SD
57702
(605)
342-0331
May 17
Lake Francis Case
Ch
amberlain, SD
June 21
Beaver Creek Baja
Jamestown, ND
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
June 14,
1987
Short
Course Race
September
27,
1987
Short
Co
ur
se
Race
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
P.O. Box
36
Cleves,
Ohi
o 45002
(All
eve
nts
staged
at
the club grounds in
Cl
eve
s,
Ohio)
JEEP
CUP
RALLY SERIES
David
Hannum
United
4WD
Associations
(317)
453-9242
May 17
Phoenix,
AZ
June
14
Cadillac,
MI
June 21
Atlanta,
GA
July 12
Denver,
CO
July
19
Sacramento,
CA
August
.
Championship Rally
Reno, NV
MIDWEST OFF
ROAD
CHALLENGE SERIES
Tommy
Bowling
Rt.
6,
Box
833C
Midland, TX 79702 .
(915)
332-1537 -
(915)
563-9154
May30
Freedom,
OK
June
27,
Albuquerque, NM
August 1
Freedom, OK
September 12
Albuquerque,
NM
October 3
Big
Spring, TX
November 7 -
El
Paso, TX
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
May 2
Rose Bowl
Pasadena,
CA
June
20
Kingdome
Seattle;
WA
September
26
Sam Boyd Silverbowl
·.
Las
Vegas, NV
October 10
L.A.
County Fairplex
Pomona,
CA
NORTH
AMERICAN
RALLY
CUP
June
5-7
Susquehannock Trail-Rally
Wellsboro, PA
John Robinson
(716)
223-1369
July
3-4
Ra
lly
e Baie Des Chaleur
New Richmond,-Quebec
Donald LeBlanc
(418)
392-6120
July io-12
Dartmouth Highlands Rally
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Clarke Paynter
(902)
435-3948
August
21-23
Sunriser
400
Forest Rally
Columbus,
OH
Dick Paddock
(614)
876-2277
September 4-5
Rallye
of
the Voyageurs
North Bay,
Ontario
Dave Carlin
(705)
474-8007
September 11-13
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Traverse City,
MI
Kelly Brandt
(616)
374-7176
Dusty
nme~
Oc
.tobei'
2,4
Ojibwe Pro Rally
Grand Rapids,
MN
Bob Nielsen
(612) 776-4471
October 9-11
Defi Ste.-Agathe
Ste.-Agathe Des Monts, Quebec
Andre Lavigne
(514) 747-3663
October 28-November 1
Press on Regardless
Houghton,
MI
Dick Cole
(313) 685-2853 :
November
21-22
Rally
of
the
Tall
Pines
Petersborough, Or:it.ado
Ross
Wood
(416)
876-1492
.
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATiON-
OF
TEXAS
· 1421
Lee
Trevino, D-1
El
Paso, TX 79935
(915)
594-8266
November
7
Red Sands 150
·
El
Paso,
TX
OLYMPUS
INTERNATIONAL
. . RALLY
John Nagel.
P.O. Box 4254 .
Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206) 754-9717
June25-29
WRC
Olympus International .
Olympia,
WA
ONTARIO
ASSOCIATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS .
Barry W anriamaker.
P.O.
Box
688 . .
. Bancroft, Ontario, KOL · 1 CO,
Canada
May 16-17
. Kitchener,
Ont.
Junei3-14
·
Kitchener,
Ont
. .
June
20-21
V_erner (Sudbury), Ont. '
July
4-5 ·
Highland Qrove, Ont.
July
18-19
BeHeville,
Ont
.
August 1-2
· Brighton, Ont.
.
August
8~9 ·
Kitchener, Ont.
,,
August 1.4-16
"'
Ban
.croft, Ont.
September
5-6
Kitchener,
Ont.
September
26-27
Kitchener, Ont.
October
17-18
Kitchener,·
Ont.
ONTARIO
OFF
ROAD
Barbara Lapointe
4 Bridge St.
E.
· Kitchener, Ontario N2K 1]2
Canada
(519) 743-8841
(AU
events at Bingeman Park
in
Kitchener.)
May 16~17
Mudfest Challenge '87
May 24
Off
Road Endurance Races
Dusty Times
June 7
c·.
_
Off
Road Endurance Races,
June
13-14
Kitchener-Waterloo Challenge
July 19
Off
Road Endurance Races
. July
26
Off
Road Endurance Races
August 9
ATV Races ·
. ·August
30
Off
Road Endurance Races
September
5-6
Sandfest '87
September 13
Off
Road Endurance Races
September
26-27
Ontario
OffRo~d
_Challenge
October 10-
ll
Okfoberfest Endurance( Mudbog
October
17-18
Oktoberfest Challenge '87
October
31-November
1
Off
Road Endurance Series· Finale
0.0.R.R.A
.
Oklahoma.
Off
Road
Racing,Assocfation .
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
Mav
29.30
Badlands 200
July
10-11
Moccasin Creek _250
August 1
Freeqom
300
· October 16-1 7
0 .
0.R.R:A.
150
··
oRSA
. Randy'Miller
407 G Street, Suite F
Davls, CA 95616
(916)
756-9938
(916.) 756-6399
. Short·Course & Sand Drags,
all
events at Sacramento
Raceway, Sacramento,
CA
POST
Pennsylvania
Off
Road
Short
Track
Shark Saxon
RD
#3,Box
9
Towarida, PA 18848
.
(717)
265-3076
.
~
' . .
All
events in Monroeton,
PA
at·the
-intersection of Ro.utes 414 & 220.
May 16-17
June 27~28
July
25-26
August
29~30
September
26-27
October 10-11
PRO
CAN
AM SERIES
Pro Can Am Racing Inc.
. , P.O.
Box
323
··
Seahurst, Washingtor:i 98062
(206) 242: 177 3
May 1-2
250 miles
Richland,
WA
I
I
" I
,.
.
~ay
23-i4
. . 1
Y
okohama/V0RRA
250
Yerington,
j1'
~V
July
24-25
400K
Ashcroft,
BC
,October
2-3
Millican'
4ioo
Millican Valley, OR
- I I
SCCA.
1
PRO:.M J{ y SERIES '
Sports Car Club !
of
America ·
. · P.O. Box 3278
Englewood,
CO
80155
(303) p94-7223
May 14-I
7/i987
Centennial Prlo Rally
· Westcliff,
~O
.
I,
.
June 5
':,.
7,
1987
Susquehannocl< Trail ·
. -Wellsbar
1
,,
PA
_ .
· . June
25
i
29
- -
Olympus International Rally
. Olympia,
WA
'July
24-25;
1987
Arkansas Traveler
·
Li
ttle Rock; AR
August
21-23,
1987
Sunriser Forest
Chillicothe,.
OH
September 11-13,
1987'
,
Mackinaw Trail Rally
_Traverse City,
Ml
·
· October
2-4
Ojibwe Rally
Grand
Rapids!.
MN
October
29-31,
1987
Press
On
Regardless
Houghton,
MI
.
1
November 13;
15,
1987
I
I
1-
:1
Wild West Rally
Tacoma,
WA
SCCA
DIVISIONAL
·
PRO
RALLY
SERIES
, May 1-3
Rim
of
the
World
Lancaster,
CA
Mike
&.
Paula Gibeault
(619) ,375-8704
May9
Lake Winona
Little Rock,
AR
.
Janet
Mitch_am
-
-·
(501)
666-5093
May
'-
23
.
Par.
is
by Night'
Paris; TX. , ·
R,oger
Gibson
(214)
644-3946
May
30
-
Glen Helen Rallycross
II
San Bernardino, CA . ·
Mike Blore
{213)' 425-0985
)une
io
Coolidge Forest
· Plymouth,
VT
John
Colt
(802) 879-1073-
. July
25
Arkansas Traveler·
Little Rock, AR ·
Janet
Mitcham :
(501)
666-5093
Jul;
·l
..
--
August8-9
Briar Rallycross
Briar MSP, VT
Dan.Way
($02)
453-4792
,
IIIOlfegojn
your
tow!'
. . I . . .
Pub~ished
{~st
r~sults
~how
t~at
a
t~w
vehic(e
li~e
the
one
pic~ured
a_bove,
when
. .
·
eqwpped
with
A1rSensors
Electron,c
Fuel
Jn1echon
system,
will
provide
from
10-30
%
power
increase
at
the
rear
wheels
.·
··
. '
: . . .
. . .
. I .
It
doe
,
sn
·~
matter
wb~t
he_avy
loaq
you
tow- .
·.
travel
trailer,
J
horse
qr
dragster-
when
you're
-
driving
with
a,
standard
carburetor.
- . · .
The
~xperie
i,
ce
can
be
a:
drag
: I . . ,- .
That's
wh~
e(ectronic
fuel
injectidn
is
replacing
conventionalcarburetion-,and
Why
AirSensors
is
becoming
l
the
undisputed
leader
inffl
tech-
nology
with
a
peitormance
system
that
gives
you
more
muscle
when
you
nee.~
it
.
Put
the
AirSefJ.sors
EFI
system
qn
your
truck
or
RV
now
and
you'll
get
not
only
higher
torque
.
at
low
speeds,
·
but
improved.fueretficiency,
·
better
driving
tram
cold
start
to
tullpower,
lower:
exhaust
emissions
_
and
prolonged
·
engine
life.
•,
. ' -
You'll
gef
the
·
drag
au(.
and
get
more
go
in
your
tow.
AirSensors
has
designed
an
easi/y-installeq,
·
electronic
fuel
injection
systemhnlike
any
3
,
0
·
other,
a
computer-driven,
wonde
/i
that
pre-
!ii
cisely'
regulates
the
flow
of
air
ancl
fuel
to
your
i
engine
unde
r
all
types
of
driving,
conditions
. -
,.,
100
The
secret
is
1
in
a
patented
technique
that
·.
j
makes
our
system
so
good,
it
is
even
replac-
"'
ing
some
factory
stock
fuel
injection
systems.
l I
I
May
1_
987
' ! ' .
I
. . .
.
Electronic
Fuel
Systems
Technology
708
lndusiry
Drive,
Seattle.WA 98188
·
(206)
575-1594
Page
13
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Additional
HAPPENINGS
August
8
Dire Straits
Trout
Lake,
Ml
· Jay Topping
( 313) 625-0790
September .9
Coachman Capital Stages
Washington
Johl) Forespr.ing
(206)
866.S323 .
September
11-13
· Mackinaw Trails
Traverse Gitv
;'
Ml
·
·-
Kelly-Brandt ·
(616)374-
_
7176
September 19
·.
LacVieux
· L
..
Anse-:Ml
· · Scott'Ca;U,orn
'•
(906)
482.'.(,992, . -
·
·,,;·
s.;ptember
26
'-
27
,
Cliffs
of
Gorman
Gorman,
CA
, Gary English ·
·
(714)
497-4670
October-3·
Gold
Rush ·
Westcliffe, CO .
Regan Smolk9vich
(303).477°9298
. SCORE
..
-Score lni:emational
31356
Via Colfnas, S.uite 111
Westlake Village,
CA
91362 ·
(818)
88
_9-9216 .
June
5-7,
1987
·Baja lntetnaciorial
. Ensenada, 'B.C., Mexico
August
21-23,
1987
·
Off
Road .
--
.
World
Championship
Riverside;
CA
November
6-8,
1987
, , Baja 1000 ·
Ensenada, .B.c.,· Mexico '
·
Pecem
_ber .
5,
·
1987
-
. Desert Series Awards Banquet
..
Las
Vegas, '
NV
·
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du Lac
Lery; Quebec,
J6N 1A3, Canada
(514)
692-6171
May
16-17
Thetford Mines, Quebec
May
29-30
Montreal Oly_mpic Stadium
Montreal, Quebec
June
20-21
. Thetford Mines, Quebec
July 25-26
Thetford Mines, Quebec
August
22-23
Thetford Mines, ·Quebec
September
5-6
Thetford Mines,. Quebec
October 3-4
· · Race Swap Meet ·
Thetford Mines, Quebec
. SC0RESHOW
HBJ
:Expositions & Conferences
' P.O. Box 19531 , .
,.
..
Irvine,
CA
92 713-9969
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· The _ Losers
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-_
of
- hsteh'ing'
pit
folk -Mlabcl
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arid
~fter
)osing
'
50
abandoned
i:heir
d>wn
chatter
to
mmutes
·
with
a
carburetor.
send
a message
out
l
quickly
_,
to
try change, and then hitting -a
big
!3Y.
Judy
Smith
,
to
pinpoint
the
!@cation
of
the
h(}
le
and
ripping.
apart
.their
I-
__
...;;.
____
_,;
______
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____
;_
_____
~--:--
car; in .
order
to
'
send
tnedical aid. huam bracket, tney were _Losers
The-GreatMojave2~beamed
there was a -big
hoo-hah
ahc)ut
But,happily,thedrivercame
_to',
\i.
'.
ith
c)nly
two
-
bps
Jon
(
·.
Said
more
.
than
- its
share
of
Lrniers,
whether
or
not
their
truck
was
andwhathadhadthepotentialto
Johnson,
.,_
Mabclwasahle
...
tora
since
the
time . allotted
for
legal, _which dragged'
on
for many be a
serious
emergency, became while."
Jinishingtheracewasahouttwo
days.Jn
,
fact,itwasstilldragging
·
onemorecaroutbftherace
: '!
Frank
,
Ar
.ciero, Jr., ran very
'.
hours
shorter
than
it
should
have
on
.at
this
writing. · _ "
~here's
soi:n/h
9
r's
_
~pla_y
on
.
i:he
w&
lrin
Class.2 for a lap,
and
then
been.
Three
classes
ended
-up
Some
Losers
didn't
need
the
rad19
from
ttme
to
time,
anq
at
b~l
'o
ke a c.v.
joint
out
near
Check
with
no
finishers
at
all, rare
in
a -
short
time , allowance ·
t<:)
get
this race·we
heard
bi
report
about
5
c)n
lap
two
.
And
Steve Kelley
shcirt race like that, and several themselves in
trouble.
Like
Mike
a
"co-driver
cdrhmitting
an
lohked great in Class
8,
but
he
had many less than normaL ·
Horner,
(you
all
know
him
from
unnatural
act ·
Jl
'th a --small hdd steering
problems,
and
then
Some
examples
,:,f
the
victims the tv cOmmerci.al.
He's
the
animal.''
~here
~
~s
also
some
_ b,
ti
oke
· a "lower A:
arm
and
w.as
of
the
short
time allowance were
-_
follow
who
. drives··
himself·
t<) local busmess
on
the
-
same
-
out.
J
1m
TeD1ple,
runnmg
his new
Don
Adams,
arid
co-J
river Larry
wo;k
in his
S-10
and
then
goes
to
channel
and
we
heard
midst
the
ca'r-
in
Class 2, -
had
a
couple
of
Olsen
:
who
had a
problem
with a race -the Baja.) Well, it'll
he
a
reports'
of
broken
C.V
.S.
and
.
tl
dts,
but
what
. p_
ut
_him
out
Was
,
tic
rod,
and had also
been
losing - while before
Mike
driv_es
to
work blown
motors,
·a
report
of
sewage _
that
his-fuel injection quit:
Marty
,
oil.
!twas
enough
trouble
to
lose in his
S-10
-again.
He
. rolled ·it outage. _ l. . - _ _ L1
tner
1
whc~
_
drove
the
ft~st lap .
time -for
the
·
team,
but
not
over
.
on
the
. fir.
st
lap,-
and
p~t
In Class
10,
as
Jim
Sttles lost
and
a
half
m
Mark
Hamilton
s
enough
to
stc)p
them
: In a race -
himself
6ut
of
the
running.
And
_
time
when
he
ranbui:
of, gas:,;
the
__
c:a
r
,-
moved
_
over
to
the
passtnge~
with' a generous ' time
period
then,
t<)
make
maqersworse,one
Hagle
brbthersJodked
ltke class seat when
-•
Mgrk
took
over
the
they'd
have had a finish,
hut
here
of
his
pit
vehides
\Vas
involved
in
leaders for a
seco
~d; until
th
'eir d~iving,
~a~ty
felt like a Leiser
they _ did
not
~ _ Also, George a
head-on
collision with a
drunk
_
motor
mounts
pulled
out
:
1
It
wren
he
discovered
that
the
seat
Gowland,
who
gfo
in
two
laps in driver
cin
one
c,t'the access roads, .seems
they'd
hit
sdmething
a
tad
·-
w;is wet.
__
_- -
possible, and .
in
. their- effrlrts,
roJled the· car.-
They
got going
again,
hut
thei:i
blew ·their
motor
.
-
And
Steve Kassanyi,
SCOR
E's
Race
Di
rector, headed for
home
('in
'Mirnday a'fternmm,
in
_ a ,
rented
motorhome
:
Hc
noticed a
hot
smell, and w_hen he checked
thl'.
temp
gauge,
it
was pegged.
When
he pulled elver, he saw
-
smoke
curling cmt frc,m
under
th~
hood
.
Luckily,
he had · a
c'
oLiple
of
fire extinguishers,
SC)
he
gonhem
teady,and
then
cracked
the
hood
, and
poured
on
the
chemicals.
The
entire _motor·
compartment
had
been in flames;
and
the
fire extinguishers served
to
slow
it
down,
but
not
stop
it.
Steve was
teduccd
_-
to sorabbling
'in
die
weeds to find
dirt
to-rhrow
(-)n
it ..
He
was sa·ved by a
trucker
who
-
called
tne
·
local
·
fire
department
,'
and
they
gc_)t
there
·
really
>
quickly,
and
tinished
Class 1_
4,
and then
did
this
third
just
after t,
hc
rnc<; tinisbed.
No
too
hard
on
the
first lap. Jack '!
John
VaJaqez
a!'d
Hector
.
lap,
or
tried to.
Part
way
around,
one
·was injured,
but
_it was
more
Ramsay,
inClassJ
:i
2-1600,
lost
a ·
Garcia
had
completed
,tw~)
laps, _
,Perhaps
the
biggest Losers
of
:
a Bronco rolled in frorit
of
hin)', aggravation
that
Mike surely c.v.
just
before
tHe
end
of
lap arid had
to
pit
for
some
r¢pairs. ' a
~l
-
werea\
].
_thosc
peohle
.
out
at
and
he
-_
stopped
,
to
offer
didn't
need. . , .
one,.
and- also
Jo
~t;J'lis torsi_
on
They
conferenced
with
sorpe
of
· tfie
start/fm1sh
area, w o had
no
putting
out
the
flames:
assistance. Gc)wland missed
the
Tom
Koch
also nad a .
short'
housmg
at
t_
he
oute
, r
end,
which
thleir
.•
pit
crew-
and
decided
tp
.
go
camper
or
ll)otor ,
home
\\.·ith
· b - - ·1 - h · h · I I · h · h
bu1
'l·
t-1·n
·
bathrooms.
It. s_eems
the
cut-otf
time
y
just
minutes. d_ay, He was ate getti_ng
to
·
._
is
destroyed
-his
tors/on
bar.
Don
out
on
t
e1r
ast ap,
event
t)ug .
.
Bi
11
Donahoe
and
Buddy
first 'Pit, .ind they
made
some
Rountree,
who
had
1
a
brand
new
i'(l
1
was late, in
the
mistaken
b~liet , truck. full
of
port-a-potties for
Renne
broke
their
powe.r repairs and
sent
him
on
_ again. - water~cooled
shoe~
system
on
th,
at
they'd
be
credited
with
every
the
start/finish
-area got !()st
on
'
steering
on
the
first lap, and But he
hadn't
been
out
ten
,.
h_
is
c_ hallenae_
car
· ~
or
thi_s
__
ra-
i::e,
additional ·
check
point
that
they
its way
out
there,
and
none
_ever
d h
If
· 1 - h - · h'h - - b r h -
---
-- d- " ·
1
Id
· ( · r
lk
th
ht
·
arr1
·v
0
ed·
£or
t-he
co
_
mfort
ot
th_ e_
rove a a
apwit
out
It,
w
1c
_
-,
minutes
,
e,ore
· t e
pit
'
reporte
,
thinks
they were .
working
1
·
ust
cou
get
to
-_
many
10
_ s _
oug
,,
I
h
Cl
4
D
d
h
' - b k d h -h · h' - ·
h'
) S h h - d - c
un
·
dreds
•·
'
of
folks_ o
__
n
the
isarea
core
in
a. ass - b
ge.
tat
Tom-was
ac
,an
·
tat
is
swell.Buthebrokeashock,up
·
at
t ,
esamet
mg ..
ot
e
y--
c _arge n
· h I , b - - d
]]
b
Wh
h
I
d h - · t · t as "sidelines
and
in all those
pits
.
They,too,gotin
_
treeaps,
ut
tr~
~
nten
wasa
entup
: · ·en
the
_
topend,
_
and
1
hadaspare
_ ~r _,
opm~toge
,_
as
ar,
: .
the last
one
-
didn't
count
. he
returned
t<)
the main pit, a
shock,
b_
ut
no
nut
1
to
. fit ·it.
He
1
__ .. _ ,
___
_ _
·Mike Lcsle,
who
drives
in
.friend
went
tc)
ask him_what
he'd
· lost
about
two hours, because he
,-',
·.
Class 7
4x4
these days·, had his
broken.
When
he
returned
he
broke
so
early
thaHis
pits hadri
't
- ' I
i
i
t J
John
Johnson
prepped
Coman-
said,
"It
would've
been easier
to
_ even been all set
up
ye-t,
and
it ·
che
in
the
lead for a while,
but
ask him
what
wasn't
broken."
took
a while
toge
~
the
parts
he
then he' blew a seal
out
of
the
Seems
Tom
had
done
a
bigend9,
needed.
Onc
e he
gohhatall
fi~
'ed
i
, water
p~mp.
He
flxed it,
went
10
.
and
had
broken,
not
.
ot:)ly
the
_
he
. too~
off,
·
only
j-r
to
· lose::t
he
miles, and hrc)ke a
shaft
ih
the
front
end,
but
the
motor
and bell- -ms1de tte
rod
end,
aind
he
had
no
water '
pump,
and
the
fan
went
housing as wel!· , __ , _
"'
· spare this tiflle. j 1 _ _ _ - ,
into
the
radiator.
Mike
got
that
1
om
Martm
s ~ar
hadn
t bee~ Steve
Ferrato
r
nd
_
[)enms
.
fixed
tc)(),
and
went
on,
trying
to
racmg for ten
mmutes
before
1t
Orcutt
blew a transm1ss1on m
get
at
!cast
two
laps,
and
blew
broke
,
something
in
the
_
fear
·-their 1-2-1600
car:,
l
on
Jap
three,
another
seal in his water
pump.
suspension,
and
was
out
for
the
-
and
·
Jim
Cocc)r~s
lost
his
He
limped in, finishing
only
two
day,
and
Bob
Stone,
in
the
Class transmission
on
the
first lap
_.
_loops. Lesle says he knew
no
one
6 Pacer,
had
blo~n
his
motor
- while -
running
nea
ri
·
the
top
of
.
in
the
class·
wouldfinish,
and
that
-before
Check
1.
Class 5,
Richard
Llewellyn, also ·
he
told
SCORE
officials
that
:
We
had
_
our
borrowed
Uniden
in
Class
'S,
lost his ~rarisrnission
none
would
finish. He was right.
radio
going again, arid listened
to
·
on
.i:he
'
third
lap. - I · · _ _
' Jim Cc
mner
and Carl Jackson, many '
reports,
·
some
of
.which
Danny
'
Ashcraft
and
Jim
.
I
- who may
<)!'
may
not
have won, -really
entertained
'
us
_.
We
hear:d
Houck
hada
lorig
-l
day_
in
the
'ir,
Class 7
4x4,
depending
on
how·a _ t~e Chec,k~r
team
atone
of-~~e1
_r
<;::hallenge
. c~t, _ b
ri
eakmg
two
_
d
penddindg
dtedchnicaL
1
·
<:Juestiofn_
1
is
p1ht~
drad1omg
to
Db
_ave .
Khre1sler,
front
trading
-
arms
, . They_ ·
.I
eci e , i .
two
·
aps
in air y w
b'
jusi: gone y in
is
~o
-
managed
only two laps
iri
eight- -
1
.
.
SELL
TO
YOUR
-
CUSTOMERS
PRESENT
TO
.
YOUR
-
PREFERRED
-
-
CUSTOMERS
-
UJ».s.
EVERY
MONTH
TO
YOUR
DOOR
---
-
YOU
PAY
NO -
SHIPPING
CHARGES
GET
ALL
THE
-
RACE
AND
·
RALLY
NEWS
easy style. and went()Ut
to
try
for
s~ter.
They
were trying_
to
tell and-a-half
hours
.·
1,
·
..
a third:
'rhey
thought
it ' was hurt
that
he
had
a flat t~re,
p~t
_ -
Cbuck
Johnson
i ancf
Scott
, +
FflOM
1"E ·
TOP
OFF
ROAD
JOURNALISTS
poss
,i
hle, and they _ had exactly Dave,
hadn't
turned
on
hts
radio
Douglas,
who
had
teamed their
.
,•.
·. . . .
three
hours
, left. Jackson was yet
..
We
heard
a
report
that
c~r . efforts,
and
run
wit~
one
Ranger: ·1
driving,
and
he
was
really -555 had rolled
and
that
tne
one
time
and
the
other
the
nex,
t,
- - Con.
tad
.
determined.
But,
about
two
driver
was unconscious.
We
.
got
tired
o(
referrih:µ
t9
,'.
••~y
:"
..
_-
·
DUSTY'
TIMES
' miles het'orl'
the
finish lint:, he were impressed
by
how
qui~k]y truck,
or
"your"
I
~n
;
1ck,
and ;
__
, , __
broke
a tie rnd.
They
ended
up
the
,
air
was , cleared as
Bob
decided.
that
for
enHancement
of
t _
5331
Derry
-
Avenue,
Suite
0
about
11
minutes
over
the
time.
Stinberger,
the
_ \X:eatherm~n, their
team_
spirit,
thh'd
gi
ye
the
1
·
-Ag
-
oura,
CA
91301
limit, whieh was
probably
just
tned
to
get precise
mformatton
trucks
nicknames
!.
.
So
·
they
. .
what
the
tiernd
cdstthetn.Then,
about
the
location
from
the
-
christened
·
them
I
Mabel
and
. (818) ~89-5600
to add w
their
disappointment,
distraught
passenger.
The
_ Gladys.
This
time t~ey ran· with
____
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Dusty
Times
· i
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t1~;:4,·
,
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I
SCORE
GREAT
MOJAVE
150
.
Rob
MacCiichren
Beats
the
Wind
and
Dust
By
Jean Calvii't
for
First Overall Honors
Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises
allowance was
SHOR
iENED
from the 1986 ten houi-s
to
nine
hours
for
the
car classes.
·
On
a
more
positive note, for
the
first time in history
in
Score
races,
the
car classes started first.
The
various motorcycle and
A
TV
classes began their. race
about
noon,
with only two laps
needed for an official finish and
· six
hours
to
cover
the
gr~und.
While
some drivers grumbled a
bit
about
having
to
start
the
15
mile parade from
impound
at
five in the· morning for
the
six
o'clock scheduled start, they
forgot that the cars started at
6:30 a.m. last year.
After a slight delay
at
the start,
the first car was away
about
6: 10
a.m., and it was sunny
but
a brisk
and chilly wind kept
the
jackets
on
the
bystanders. Class 2
started
first, .probably because
of
their
one
through. t_hree overall. finish
at the
Pa
'rker
400.
As
0
usual
we
,
will follow
the
race · in the order
in which the classes started.
Defending
po
i nts champion
Bob
Gordon
zoomed
off
the line
first in his Class 2 Chenowth,
in
.
search
of
a
hat
trick
of
overall
Rob MacCachren had problems with power steering belts and.brakes, but it didn't show
as
his Chenowth
was
first to finish, first in
Class
1
and
first
overall
on
the
tough,
car
breaking
race
course
.
· victories. In this 27 car field,
however, were
more
than ·a dozen
capable
of
spoiling
Gordon's
plans. Starting just JS seconds
later,
John
Krugar and Vince
Leone
had
·
their
Raceco
humming and were the first team
arou.
nd
on
the
dusty rugged ,
course. Krugar scored fast lap
of
the day
at
1
:41.10
on
the ·first
lap,
but
he
~as
n~t seen again.
The
Great
Mojave
250
race
· near Lucerne Valley,
CA
is
now a
fixture
on
the four desert race
calendar from Score Internation-
al. Each year it · has provided
some surprises for
the
intrepid
desert drivers, arid 1987 was
no
exception. For starters the March
winds . stayed .
over
into
early
April, and high winds. and a
. sudden rain
storm
shut
down
the
huge contingency row a.n
hour
early
on
Friday.
Once
again
the
contingency row was moved
to
another locale, this time
to
a side
street in
the
tiny town
of
Lucerne
Valley, which would have been
fine had
not
the wind . blown finish ·was well
out
in
the
dust, from the empty desert . boondocks, and the racers and
behind
the
st
reet, dusted
the
support
crews , alike got lost
folks and their products as if they trying
to
find the area
on
race
were set
up
in the middle
of
the day,
i'ts
location
did
keep
the
race course.
When
the rains heavy
dust
fallout away from the
came the racers simply bypassed local residents.
The
area soil
is
·
contingency
row
and