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SPENCER
LOW
TAKES
HOME
TBE
MONEY
FROM
TBE
MINT.
ON
GOODYEAR
WRANGLER
RADIALS.
The Mint 400.
It's billed
as
"
the
world's biggest, richest
and
toughest off-road
race'.'
And
the
course of this year's
20th
Annual event
was
tougher than it's ever been.
Forget
the
fine, misty rain which made
clear vision nearly impossible.
Forget
the
scattered
high
winds.
Forget
the
deep silt that seemed
to
appear
from nowhere.
Because
the
drivers
who
remembered
the
mountainous, high-desert course from last
year,
ran
the
course this year from
the
opposite
direction.
So
it
was
a
whole
new
course
for
veterans
and rookies alike.
But
Spencer
Low
found
his
way
to
the
winner's circle (for
the
third time this season)
·
on
Goodyear Wrangler radials.
Take
me home.
They'
re
the
tires that
help~d
Spencer win
the
Class
7S
Championship
and
the
Mini-Metal
Challenge Championship
for
the
last
two
consecutive years. .
They're
the
radial tires that are designed
to
take
on
the toughest terrain. The toughest
conditions .
. They're
the
tires
we
race. And
the
very
same
tires
you
can
buy.
So
no
matter what kind of truck
you
own,
get
the
tires
.that
can take
on
your toughest
off-road trail.
Goodyear Wrangler radials.
They'll-take
you
home.
The quick
way.
The quick
way.
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-The
1987
Nissan Mint 400 produced ,a pair
of
t hard running class
_winners
who earned-their victories in the last miles
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of
the last lap. The Overall and ,Class 1 winning Raceco
of
Steve
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Sourapas and Dave Richardson stayed close to the front
all
day and
. won outright by over seven minutes. Tom and Steve Martin, also in a
·
Ra:ceco,
followed the same scenario, and the Martin brothers have long
sought a victory
at
the Mint 400. This year their dream came true
as
· they won Class 2
by
just over three minutes and placed a swift fifth
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class
for
off
road
racing?
This battle tank from the Nevada National Guard unit at Henderson
did-zip down the Mint
400
course
in
good time.
With
several men in the crew,
we
don't
know who_the driver
of
record tnight be. But, the tank covered several miles
of
the
course after the last entry took the green
flag,
retiring-first in class at the "horseshoe"
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IDRA
was
started
·
by
the
.
president
_s
of
the
clubs
mentioned
ahd
at
our
April
Open· Letter
to
·All
B,
ug
· &
Buggy
Racers-
meeting
.we
elected
George
·
THESCOREBAJAINTERNACIONALhasa~iftycoutsethisyear,
and
Thompson
as
our
Managing the race
is
coming up soon
on
June 6. The 460-inile route
was
marked for pre-·
Director
.
The
structure
of
this. running the first
of
May.
A brief.look at the route shows that it
goes
out
of
organizati0n is as follows:
At
Ensenada
to
Ojos Negros, then south'
to
Santo Tomas and to,Camalu on the
their-. respective meetings,
club
Pacific Ocean. From there
it
is
up the mountain
~o
Mike's-Sky Ranch and on
.
members
(and
guests) discuss
the
_ to the San Felipe Zoo, then west to
Va.Iii
de Trinidad andthroughthe woods
ByJeff Hibbard
pros
and
cons
of
how
the
race to
El
Rayo and back to Ensenada. A generous 20 hour time allowance insures
ranks
and
-_raise
$5000
·
from
· was staged, raced
and
finished, that even the walking wounded
will
have time to finish
in
Baja
: The·drawing
buggy related businesses
so
·
the
·
conveying
their
feelings
to
their
for starting numbers on
May
18 produced 214 entries, and Score anticipa_
tes
a
We
, the
vast
majority
at
any
race, have lost
any
effective voice
with
th
e
promoters
:
Board
wqul_d
-
hav
e
some
·
input
club
·
representa
.tives.
The
club
.starting number
a_tound
300
by
race day. ·.
a-
.
As
the
president
of
th
e
Checker
s I've recently been
involved with five
other
s
upport
teams
in
forming
the
"Independ-
ent
Desert
Racers
Association"
(l.D
.R .
A.).
This
-organization
presently
represents
the
Chapala
Dusters,
Checkers,
Core,
Fair,
Los
Cornpeones
and
Tight
Ten.
It was
formed
with a
number
of
objectiv
es in
mind
'.
But
befor
e I
get
into
them
let
me
give y
ou
a
quick
review
of
the
situation
as
it
from
this
segment
of
the
racers.
reps(clul;,presidentsatthistime)
THEREISANEWDODGEINOURGARAGE
. .DUSTYTIMEShasa
Elections w~re _held (
disputed
by..
meet
with
Ge
orge
Thompson
brand new project car, and if you were around Sloan
ai:
the Mint 400 you
sa
w
many
)
and
class
rep
s were
and
-discuss these i terns.
George
our dandy Dodge Colt Vista Wagon, nee Mitsubishi, already decked out.with
· elected.
They
in turn. elected . then , ·
present
s
our
collective the familiar ma
gazine
logo ori
it's
doors: The
wagon
is
load~d with luxury
·
Mark
McMillin
to
sit
on
the
views
to
·the-
promoters.
items, and it
is
complet
e'
with four wheel drive for pit hopping
arid
.camera
Board
and
represent
the
buggy . . George
Thompson
is
a buggy work at the races. So, watch for 'reports on the evolution
ofthe
Colt.
in
·1 U 'l h
$5000
· · d I
Ch
k upcoming issues. ' · ·
c asses. ntl . t e . .
1s
raise racer, occasiona ec
er
pit
.
he
will be a guest
of
Yokohaml).
captain
and
has had
some
past
WIN
A
NEW
NISSAN. HDRA
is
now selling tickets
fo~
their annual raffl~
Tire
.
with
no
vot
e.
!ORA
expe
rience in the.organization
of
on Friday, July 3 at Barstow, and the grand prize
is
a Nissan 4x4King' Cab
considers
this
·
poor
representa-
·
NHRA
back
when
drag
racing pickup. The tickets cost just $125
each
, and only 200 are printed; ~a.king the
·
tion
at
best
since
Mark
will
be
·
came
of
age. · He is _also a· . odds goo
d.
'To add·to the fun each
of
the
ZOO
tickets
is
good
tor
~ome
sort
of
only
one
voice
among
man-y
. ,
volunteer.
Both
·
of
the
major
· prize, from tires and
carn:er~s
to
hats and oll. The last ticket drawn is the one
stan~s
toda
y.
·
As
buggy racers,
with
over
two
promoters
have .
expressed
a that wins the
new
Nissan truck. The proceeds
go
to the Barstow Chamber of
thirds
qf
the
entries
at
any
given willingness
to
deal with ·
our
Commerc
e.
and the de·sert series-points fund: Make your
che
_ck payable to the
race, we feel we
should
have if organiza.
tion
, seeing·
th
e
advant
~ Barstow Chamber
of
Commerce, and send-for 'your raffle. ticket to them
at
little
more
say in
th
e
rul
es a
nd
age
of
deal_in
g with ·
one
voice 270
Ea
sf
Virg
ini
a Way, Barstow, CA 92311. . . .
The
old
class
rep
system
th
at
provided
input
from
the racers in
that
particular class is long gone.
It
has
been
replaced by a
Manufacturers
Board. A se
at
on
this Board
costs
$5000
-and gets
you
one
vote
.
The
Boa
rd
presently
consists
of
vehicle
manufacturers
and
tire
compa-
nies. Basically this
group
makes
the ,rules
for
ALL
the classes
and
pressures
the
promoters
to
make
-·
decisions
and
changes .
th
at are
favorable
to
their
corporate
interest
.
This
is
nothing
sinister,
just
good
_
business
on
their
part
.
conditions
under
which
we race. ·
rather
than
man
y.
·' SILVER
DUST
RACING ASSOCIATION
has
announced a shorter
It
is
under
these
conditions
that
.
IDRA
's me
mbership
i'
s
open
schedule
for)987,
holding
thr;ee
races throughoutthecomingmonths;
all
in
these
six
,
independent
and
-
to
any
support
team
that
fields different-l9cations. The three events
will
all
count t_oward _
th
e final Triple ·
normally
competitive
su,pp
ort
/ ten
or
more
cars
at
any
particular
· Crown Championship for 1987. Coming
up
soon,. the Delamar 250
will
run
race·
teams
got
together
to
protect
..
race. All
members
contribute
out
of
Caliente, Nevada on June 20. The Nevada 250 will happen at.Pioche
cm
our
mutual
interest, a
nd
thos
e
of
their
shar
e
to
. cover
operati
ng_ August 22nd, and the final race, the Silver Dust 250,
will
be in the
Las
Vega
s
· all buggy type
desert
racers.
This
expenses. ·-
There
· is
nb
.
profit
area on October 17th. Following that race, theTdple Crown champions
will
should
not
be
considered
a call
to
involved
for
anyqne
. receive their prizes. . . . . . ·. , :
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Recently the Bqard asked
Yokohama
Tire
to
find
a
representative
from
the
buggy
' f b · · h Major changes in the Silver
Pust
format include going to all multiple
lap
arms
o uggies against t e
··
Th
e . goals'
of
IDRA
are
-as_
-- events. All the faces will be approximately 250 miles long and will be either
light/ heavy metal classes, it
is
varied
as
the
people
who
make
five
50 mile laps
or
six
40 mile laps. The rules will rever
t'
fo
match the
simply a reaction
to
the
feeling -
up
the
.i
ndividual ch1bs
but
some
·· S~
ore/HDRA
rules
in
all
respects, including restricto~ pjate
sizes
in Class
that
the
big
spon
·
sored
., · big items
seem
to
be .
on
a
lot
of
· 1-2-1600. Entry
fees
have been reduced to $250, plus insurance, per
race
money
classes are
dictating
how
people's
minds,
such
as:
"How
with a 50 percent payback. · _
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··
things
are
going o
be
done,
with
come
club
pitting
25
'cars
can't
All the fun things that are a feature
of
Silver Dust races
wlll
continue.·
the
vast
majority
of
the
racers get a main
pi
t area as
big as Participants can look forward to pre-race parties, calcuttas, Bar-B-Ques and
having
110
say.
Our
only
Wa
Ike
rs.?".
Everybody
is
awar~ parties. Caliente and Pioche have offered to
be
more helpful with room
objective
.is
to
gain
represfnta-
concerned
about
·
how
to
stop
the
· and
prizes,
along with their wonderful hospitality. . ·· · · . .
tion
more
in line . with
I
the
closing
of
the
-deserts. ·
Some
As usual, the Caliente race
on
June 20 wilt start and finish" on the main
street
of
Caliente, with plenty
of
spectator area on.the pavement and out of
AffENTION
DESERT
RACERS
other
commonly
heard
bitch's
the dust in the picturesque high mountain community
_.
Check the ad
on
page
are:
"Toyota
shouldn't
be
able
t9
27
in
this issue for
full
de~ails
. . · . . ·
press
for engine changes in Class · .
DUSTY
TIMES
has
contingency
money
posted at
all
Score
and
_
HDRA
desert
-races. Check
it
out
on
c:ontingency
row
· - Two
different
classes
each
event.
THE
WRIGH
·T
PLACE~.
COIL
SPR-
ING
YOUR
FRONT
-END!
The coil.springs you are seeing on.cars in magazines.and
at the finish line, are products
of
The Wright Place. You ·
can use them on Fox, Bilstein,
or
Rough Country's
Nitro
Charger. Springs are available in
1,
2,
or
3 stages, and
various lengths. Easy to install and a_djust. Wrenches
come with the kit
for
.adjustments. ,
Another
greE:Jt
idea
from
the
front
end_
experts
of
off
road
racing
:
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without
the
drivers
approv-
CALIFORNIASTATEPARKRANGERSrecentlyannouncedthatthey
al?".
"Why
talk_
of
combining
intend to ban off road vehicles in the
Anza
Borrego Desert State Park because
. buggy classes while
maintaining
of
damage to the ecosystem ..
Off
roade
rs
make up about one quarter.
of
the
the
consistantly
· small classes in park's one million visitors annually, according to Chief Ranger
Ke
,n Smith,
_ the light/ heavy metal category?". but they have destroyed
animil,l
habitat and tender desert flora,
daip.aged
"How
come
non
~finishers,
that
sensitiv~ mud_ flats and
archec;>logical
sites and the list
goes
,on:
1 .
1
h
· h h Smith said the ban does not preclude persons from operating "street
p ace : in t .e
money
I ave t
at'
legal" vehicles, including four wheel drive trucks and cars;
arid
rtiotdrcycles,
rnoney ~
put
into
the
drivers'
on the 500 miles
of
marked dirt roads
in
the sprawling 600,000 acre park in
po
_ints
fund
and
their
trophy
sent
eastern San Diego County. But, rangers will begin issuing mfsdemeanor
back
to
the
supplier
just
because
citations to the operators
of
unlice_nsed vehicles
on
September
1,
1987. Smith
they
didn't
finish in
thi
time- said off roaders have caused so many heada,ches to park
rang!!rs
rl)at
they
are
limi-t?".
"What
right
do
truck
now·unwelcome and
will
have to
go
elsewhere. The only problem with that
·
and
tire guys have -
making
rule
statement
is
the "elsewheres" are shrinking fast, and
will
not·exist if Alan
changes in
my
buggy class?". - Cranston's Senate
Bill,
aimed at putting most
of
the California desert into
It. is
concerns
like ;
these
and
wilderness status, passes
in
Congress. So, keep those cards and letters headed
many
others
that
IDRA
intends
toward Washington, voicing your opposition to SB
7.
If you wrbte before, ·
to
ad.cl
ress.
The
six
clubs
write again, since a good deal
of
the count on pros and cons from c;onstituents
3
·
is
d_one
by
weight
of
mai
_l received_! _ . , . .
1·.·
· _
involved ran 1 2 cars
at
the
last
~fint
race,
with
·
proportionate
MINT
400JACKE
_
TSALE.
HDRA over bought
on
the souvenir jackets
numbers
at
the
rest
of
the
races. for the
'.'1i~san
Mint 400,._
~o
t~ey·
ar~
having ~-post
n~ce
sale.
If yo~jstill
ne~d
a
·
With
numbers
like
that
we feel souvernr Jacket for the. ·
famrly,
fnend,
s,
pit crews, early Christmas gifts,
that
we deserve,
at
the very least, "HDRA
has
a special after race priceof$29.95, plus $3.00 for handling.
Atthe
a say
that
is
equal
to
that
of
the
momentallsizesareavailable. ThejacketswillbeshippedUPS,so-pleasesend
Board
on
decisions
that
affect us. · a street address with your check or money order to HDRA, 12997
Las
Vegas
If
you
feel
the
same
way, I suggest
mvd
.-
South,
Las
Vegas,
Nevada 89124. , _
~-
ou
get involved a
nd
support
us WORRA, out
of
Vancouver, British Columbia, held their first race
of
the
in
our
effort
to
represent
you.
year
on April
12
. They used the
new
facility at Ashcroft, and the place
really
If
you
are
not
a
member
'
of
one
· showed potential for being a top race site. Due to the tr
ack
conditions and
of
the
clubs
that
make
·
up
IDRA
··
time allotment, the first WORRA meet
was
limited to one heat and two main
please
a~end
a meeting
of
the
· events for each
class.
Gerry Charlton won the Pro Sportsman and ~ob
Ny~ste
club
nearest-
you
and
make
your
, won the Heavy Metal honors. Toni Weisstock
was
the Sportsman champ;
views
known.
All
of
these
clubs
and Bruce Foulds won the Oddyssey title. Wali:er
Wei~si:ocU
,won the
welcome _ guests
(no
women
at
· Obstacle
Buggy
run, and.Bob Nyesterepeatedin theObstacle4x4{
ace
. Terry
Checker
meetings)
and
.IDRA . Dietterle won the Odyssey Obstacle run. The towns
of
Ashcroft and Cache
business
is
becoming
.a. regular Creek provided excellent hospitality, truly appreciated
by
the racers and their
families. · · ·
· topic a.tall these meetings. Y
mi'll
find a
liS
t
of
clubs
and
meetings THE NISSAN MINI MINT RALLY, run·the
day
before _the Mint 4_
00
in
most
off
road
publications
. · race, had
an
exceUent turn
out
of
76 starting
rigs.
The rally
was
t_imed to the
Volunteers are invited to climb on, minute, and, a_s expected with a
60
111ile
route and no provisio~ ·
f~r
-a 'tie
their
"Soap
Box" and fill this space breaker
le
g, there were a number
of
ties, including
fo
r the victoty and the
_with Jheir. thoughts about what '
is
. biggest part
of
the purse. The pair
of
"-,'.inners
were Michiganders Robert
King
· · and Keith Hogland, Chevy S-10, and Randy Gauvin ·
a11d
Dan Hale
in
a Toyota
good
and
what
is not
so
good about ·
SR
5,
each taking ten penalty points. The full report with pictures will be
in
the
state
of
off
road
racing
. ' the Jujy issue. This format
is
becoming
very
popular with would-be off road
Call
or
write
DUSTY TIMES racers, and it doesn't break the truck
in
half either·. Check the Mam1facturer's
with
your
ideas
for
a
Soap
Box
Board Mi:eting report on page
12
for what mk•ht
he
in
store for
of
t road rally
column,
and
get
on
th
e
schedule.
folks
in
the 1988 desert season.,
(Mor
e
TRAIL
MOTES
on
pa
ge
59
)
June
1987
Du$ty
Times
I .
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1987
HAPPENINGS
••
+
A.D.R.A.
Arizon~ Deser't Racing Association
P.O, Box
34810
Phoenix,
AZ
85067
(60
_
2)
252-1900
July 18
High Country 150
Aagsta~f,,
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
Sa£!
Felipe, B.C.
1987
BRUSH
RUN
POINTS
SERIES
· P.O. Box 101
Crandon,
WI.54520
.
(715)
478-2115 /
(715)
478-2688
June
27-28
,
Spring Run
IOI
Crandon,
WI
September
4~
Brush Run
IOI
World Championship
Crandon,
WI
CALIFORNIA
RALLY SERIES
Lynnette Allison ·
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
Corona,
CA
91
720
(714)
736-1442
July 11
Carlsbad ·Rally Sprint .
Carlsbad, ·
cA
Ju[y
12
CRS Annual Picnic
Carlsbad,
CA
September
26-27
Cliffs
of
Gorman Rally
Gorman,
CA
October
17
Glen Helen Rallyspririt
San Bernardino,
CA
December
5-6
East
of
Indio VII
, Indio,
CA
4
FUN
4
WHJ,-;ELERS
915 So. Zeeb.Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(313)
459-8388 .
(313)
755-3176
. September
5-6
Summers End Extravaganza
Bee's Sport Center
St. Johns, MI
Page
6
FORDA
Florida
Off
R-oaders
Drivers' Association
5349
Hansel Ave.·,
C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
(305) 851-6245
May3
. Lakeland;
FL
· June
14
.
Lakeland,
FL
July 5
Tallahassee,
FL
August
2
Lakeland,
FL
September 6
T al,lahassee,
FL
October 4
Lakeland,
FL
November
1
Lakeland,
FL
.J~nuary
10,
1988
Lakeland,
FL
February 7,
1988
. Lakeland,
FL
March
26
Florida 400
Tallahassee, FL
FUD
PUCKER
RACING
TEAM
. 250 Kennedy, #6
Chula Vista, CA 92011
(619)
427-5759
Augusi:
8,
1987
_ Superstition
250
IV
Ancient Dry Lake
Bed
·
El
Centro,
CA
.
October
3,
t
987
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
Atl'anta, GA 303 IO
(
404)
927--6432 ·
June
7
100 miles
Alabama
. June
28
Winder,
GA
July
26
Cordele,
GA
August
23
Winder, GA
,
septembet
13
100 miles
_ Alabama '
September
27
Cordele,
GA
October
25
Winder, GA
November
28
250
miles
Cordele, GA -
December 5
Annual Banquet
GREAT
LAKES
FOUlt
WHEEL
..
DRIVE ASSOCIATION
Bob Moon
915 So.
Zeeb
Road_
Ann Arbor,
MI
48103
(-313)-665-0358/ (313) 996-9193
. . August 1-2 . .
I 9th Annual Sand-0-Rarna.
Silver Lake Sand Dragway
Mears,
MI
GREAT WESTERN
POINTS SERIES, INC.
Ron Knowlton
831
So. Jason
Denver,
CO
80223
(303)
722-5537 .·
June
7
St. Franci
s,
KS
'
June
~1
Raceland
Denver,
CO
July
19
Raceland
Denver,
CO
Augus
_t
8-9
.
St. Francis,
KS
August
30
· Raceland
.Denver, o
··September
20
Raceland
Championship - SC
· Denver,
CO
ROD
HALL'S
GHOST
TOWN
ADVENTURE
2150 Hunter Lake Drive
· Reno, NV 89509
(702) 786-6748
/
(open to Dodge 4x4s only)
·· June 18-21
3 Day Trail Ride
Lake Tahoe, NV
HORA
High Deserr Racing Association
12997
Las
Vegas Blvd., South ·
Las
Vegas, NV
89124
(702)
361-5404
July
3-5,
1987
Fireworks 250
Barsww, CA
September
11-13,
1987
- ·-Craig/
Hi
Desert 300
Craig,
CO
-
December
5,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
Las
Vegas, NV
HIGH
PLAINS OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
Torn Freeman
3503
Hall
St.
Rapid City, SD.57702
(605)
342,0331
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 2957
}line
14,
1987
Short Course Race
September
27,
1987
.
Short Course Race
IbK
FOUR
WHEELERS
· P.O. Box
36
.
Cleves,
Ohib
45002-
( All et
1
ei1ts
staged
at
the club
grou
nds
·in
Clm
?s
, Ohio)
JEEP
CUP
.
RALLY SERIES
David Hannum
.United
4WD
Associations
(317)
453-9242 .
(.
.
June
14
Cadillac,
MI
· June
20
.
Moncton, New Brunswick
June
il
Atlanta, GA .
June
27
Calgary, Alberta
. July 1 L
Lindsey, Ontario
July
12
Denver,
CO
, July
18
Victoriaville, Quebec
July
19
Sacramento, .CA
July
lQ
Harrison Hot Springs,
British Columbia
·
August
Championship Rally
Reno, NV
MICHIGAN
SPORT
BUGGY
ASSOCIATION
- ·
· John Elliptt - (
517)
835-9923
Bob Rarnlow -
(616)
345-6407
June
.
13-14
Gratiot Cha"pter I::nduro
Harrison, MI
·
June
27-28
MSBA Sand Drag
Fish Creek,
MI
July
25-26
.
MSBA Sprint Race
Oakley, MI
.
August
7-9
Bug-In
Midland,
MI
·
August
1_6 ·
Gratiot Chapter Sprint Race
St. Johns,
MI
.
August
22-23
Blue Water Chapter Enduro
St. Helen,
MI
August
28-30
.
Fun .Weekend
in
the Trees,
Harrfson, MI
August.30
·
.Can Am Chapter
Sa('!d
Drag
BerviHe,
MJ
September·
12-13
Over Mt. Baldy
#30 Hillclirnb
Silver Lake, Ml
· Sep.
tember
25-2'? -
Fun Weeke~.9 i.
~.
~h~
Sand
Srlv-:n
.
.ake
' MI -
••. I ,
San Bernardino,
CA
·(714) 381-4454
or
(714)
880-1733
-~
~--:,-
··
·
September
2 7
·
.,-,
Can Am Chapter Sand Drag
· Berville,
MI
~•
October 3
Mid Michee Sprint Race
Midland,
Ml
.
MIDWEST OFF
ROAD
CHALLENGE SERIES
Tommy Bowling
Rt. 6,
Box
833C
Midland, TX 79702
(915)
332-1537 -
(915)
563-9154
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.J:'.
:
3513 North West Loop
820
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 625-884.:i
MICKEY .
THOMPSON'S
OFF
ROAD
.
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRANDPRIX
.
Mickey Thompson ·
· Entertainment Group
53 Woodlyn Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818) 359-5117 .
J~ne
20
Kingdome
Seattle,
WA
July
25-26
L.A.
Coliseum
Los
Angeles, CA
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 ~obinson
(716) 223-1369 ·
July
34
Rally,e
Baie
Des Chaleur
New Richmond, Quebec
· Donald LeBlanc
(418) 392-6120
July
10-12
.
Dartmouth Highlands Rally
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Clarke Paynter
(902 ).435-3948
August
21-23
.
Sunriser 400 Forest Rally
. Columbus,
QH
Dick Paddock
(61,
4)876-2277
.
September 4-5
Rallye
of
the Voyageurs
North
Bay,
Ontario
Dave Carlin
(705)
474~_,C07
..
~Pt~mber
11-13
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Traverse City,
MI
Kelly Brandt
(616) 374-717(:i
October
2-4
·
Ojibwe Pro Rally
Grand Rapids,
MN
Bob Nielsen
(612) 776-4471
Dusty
nmes .
.Ocmber
9-11
Defii
~--A1g,a11rllne
Sre.-Ag,aitllne
][)es
Mo1111L'S.
Q=bec
Amll1re
Ltwiigm,e
(SH))
747-3663
Octoher
28-November
l
Press
01111
IR<fWlauid!~ess
Honnglmtt:<lllllll,~ll
Diiclk
Goile
on»
685--2853
November
21-22
R.allllw
of
ttllne
T;alf
lPiilllleS
Pierer:soomll\gllu,
Omtt:arrii((J)
!Ross
w~
.
(416)
/616--11'1¥91
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
·
oFTEXAS
1411
Lee
Tre\?ii11ID,
JD..l
B
Paso,
TX
19935
(915)
594-8266 ,
Novanha-1
Riedl
Sands
150
B Paso. TX
OLYMPUS
INIERNATIONAL
RALLY
Jolhurn
N:a)l!lell
P.O.
&x-4154
Tllllffiware1r.
WA
9850B
(10J6)
154--91H
J~e:ZS-29
·
WRC
OllymplllIS
ll11111teirrualliioD11.iil
Qilwmrii:a.
WA
ONJ"ARIP
,ASSCX:1ATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS
&.iriry
W.a1l11111ll1l11111k~1r
· lP'.O.&x688
Bmcmftt:.
011111tario
.
iKOlL
n oo ,
·
Caum.:nocll::n
· "
Dusty
'llllles_
\
June
13--14
Kitche·ner,
Ont.
June
20-21
·
Verner
(Sudhury),
Ont.
July
4
:5
Highland Grove,
Ont.
July
18-19
Belleville,
Ont.
.
August
1-2
1
Brigh_ton,
Ont.
August
8-9
Kitchener,
Ont.
Aug~st
14
~
16
Bancr6ft,
Ont.
I .
September
5-6
Kitchener,
Ont.
September 26-27
Kitchener,
Ont.
October 17-18 ·
Kitchen.~r,
Ont.
ONTARIO
OFF
ROAD
Barbara Lap9inte
4 Bridge St.
E.
Kitchener,
Ontario
N2K IJ2
Canada
.
(519)
743-8841
(All
events
at
Bingeman Park-
in
Kitchener.)
June
7
Off
Road l;.ndurance Races
June
.13-14
Kitchener-Waterloo Chall~nge
July
19
·
Off
Road Endurance Races
July
26
.
Off
Road
Enduran
·ce Races
I
.
August
IQ
. A
TV
Ra9
c•
,s
I I
·
August
30
Off
Road
Endun
f'
ce Races
Septe~b
-e!
5-6
Sandfest
87
·
Septembe 13
Off
Road Endurance Races
Sept~mber ~6-27
Ontario
Off
Road Challenge
October 10-11
·
Oktoberfest
_Endurance/
Mudbog
· October 17-18
Oktoberfest
Challenge
'87
. I .
October
31-Noveinber
1
Off
Road Enduranc~ Series Finale
I
. I .
o:o.R.R
t .
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Association
L'lrry Terry
9220
N.E.
23rd
Oklahoma
City,
cb
K 73141 -
(405)
769-5i:91
(All races located at ~~eedom,
OK)
· Vic Brumryam· ·
Free
dom
Chapter! President
(
405)
621-3428
Ii
July
10-11
Moccasin
CreJk
250
August
~
-,·
~ree~
om
t P
· October
16-17
O.ffR.R.A:
I
ISO
---
June
~ 19f
i1
;
ORSA
_Randy Miller
·
407
G Street, Suite F
Davis,
CA
95616
(916)
756-9938
.
(916)
756-6399
Short
Course
& Sand Drags,
' all events at
Sacramento
·
Raceway, Sacramento,
CA
OUTLAW MINI
STOCK
RACING ASSOCIATION
,
P.O
. Box
204
Ralos Verdes Estates,
CA
90274
· (213)
3754570
(213)
534-2747
June
14
..
, Willow.Springs Raceway
Rosamond,
CA
I
.,
.
''
.,
.
June 27
Pearson Speedway
Pears~nville,
CA
'July
12
Willow Springs Raceway
Rosamond,
CA
July
26
-Willow Springs Raceway
·
Rosamond,
CA
POST
Pennsylvania
Off
Road
. . -
Short
Track
Shark
Saxon
RD
#3,
Box 9
Towanda, PA
18848
(-717)
265-3076
All eyents in
Monroeton,
PA at the .
i[)
Fe
rsection
of
Routes
414
& 220.
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:'
Washington
98062
(206) 242-.
1773
July
24-25
400K
Ashcroft, BC
October 2-3
Millican
400
Millican ,Valley,
OR
SCCA
PRO
RALLY SERIES
Sports
Car
Club
of
America
P.O. Box 3278
Englewood,
CO
80155
(303)
994~7223
June
5-7,
1987
·
Susquehannock
Trail
Wellsboro,
PA
June
25-29
. ,
Olympus
International Rally
Olympia,
WA
July
24~25,
1987
Arkansas Traveler
Little
Rock,
AR
August
21-23,
1987
Sunriser
Forest
Chillicothe,
OH
September
11-13,
1987
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Traverse
City,
MI
October
2-4
Ojibwe Rally
Grand
Rapids,
MN
~
/
/.
,\
· Additional
HAPPENINGS
October
29-31,
1987
Press
On
R
eg
ardless
Houghton,
MI
November
13-15,
1987
Wild West Ra
lly
Tacoma,
WA
SCCA
DIVISIONAL
PRO
RALLY SERIES
J
un
e
20
Coolidge Forest
Plymouth,
VT
J
ohn
Colt
(802)
879-1073
July
25
Arkansas Traveler
Little Rock, AR
Janet Mitcham
(501)
666-5093
July
10-12
P{escott Forest Rally
· · -Prescott, AZ
Rob Cherry
(602)
778-6489
.
August
8-9
Briar Rallycross .
Briar MSP,
VT
Dan Way
(802)
453-4792
Au
gu
st
8
Dire Straits
Trout
Lake,
MI
Jay Topping
(313)
625-07
90
September
9
Coachman, Capital' Stages
Washington
John Forespring
(206)
866-8323
September
11~13.
Mackinaw Trails
. Traverse City,
MI
Kelly Brandt .
(616)
374-7176
September
19
Lac
Vieux
L'Anse, MI
Scott Carlborn
(906)
482-6992
September
26-27
Cliffs
of
Gorman
Gorman, CA
Gary English
(714)
497-4670
October 3
Gold Rush
Westcliffe,
CO
Regan Smolkovich
(303)
477-9298
SC
OR
E
Score International
31356
Via Colinas, Suite 111
We
stlake Village,
CA
91362
(818)
889-9216
June 5-7,
1987
Baja Internacional
Ense'nada, B.C., Mexico
August
21-23,
i
987
Off
Road
World
Championship
Riverside,
CA
.
November
6-8,
1987
Baja
1000
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
December
5,
1987
-
. Desert Series Awards Banquet
La
s Vegas, NV
P
age
8
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du L
ac
Ler
y,
Qu
eb
ec
,
J6N 1 A3, Canada
(
5f4
) 692-6171
June
20-21
Thetford Mines,
Queb
ec
July
25-26
Thetford Mines,
Qu
eb
ec
Augu
st
22-23
Thetford Min
es
,
Qu
eb
ec
Septembe
fs
-6
Thetford Mines,
Qu
eb
ec
October
3-4
Race Swap Meet
Thetford Mines, Quebec
SCO
RE
SHOW
HBJ
Expositions &
Conf
erences
P.O. Box 19531
Irvine,
CA
92713
-
9969
(714)
250-8060
June
26-28,
1987
10th Annual Score Show
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim,
CA
SILVERBO
WL
OF
1
'MOTO
CROSS
Roger We
ll
s
225 W . Foster Ave.
Henderson, NV
89015
(702)
564
-2677
(All
ev
ents
but
th
e
final
e
·
held
at
La
s V
eg
as
Int
ernational R
acew
a
y.
)
June
6
June
20
July 4
July
18
A
ugust
1
August
8
Au
gust
15
Au
gust
22
September
5
September
12
Sam
Boyd
Silverbowl
Las Vegas,
NV
SIL
VE
R
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.
O.
Box 7380
La
s Vegas, NV
89125
(
702)
459-031 7
June
20
Delamar 250
Caliente, NV
August
22
Nevada 250
Pioche, NV
October
17
Silver Dust 250
Las
Ve
gas, NV
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O . Box 4394
Las Vegas, NV
89106
·
(702)
452-4522
June
6,
1987
Twilight Race
Las Vegas, NV
July
25
-
26,
1987
Midnight Special
Las
Vegas, NV
September
25-27
Snore 250
Las
Vegas, NV
Octobe
·r 31
Yciko
Loco
Las
Vega
s, NV
De
cemb
er 5
Bl
ac
k J
ac
k 200
L
as
Vegas, NV
S.O.R.R.P.
Sp
ee
d
wa
y
OffR
oad
Racing Productions
Bernie Weber
P.O. Box 402
Temple, Texas 765
03
(8
17
) 773-3548
SHORT
TRACK
OFF
ROAD
ENTERPRISES
FORMULA
DESERT
DOG
SERIES
S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator:
Gil Parker
7406
So. 12th
St
.
Kalamazoo,
MI
49009
(616)
375-1233
June
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
Count
y Fair
Decatur, IL
August
28
Chicago Classic
Santa
Fe
Speedway
Chic
ag
o,
IL
September
5-6
Brush Run 101
Cr
andon,
WI
September
19
Dixie Autocross
Birch Run,
MI
October
3
Indian Summer Sprints
Lake Geneva-Raceway
Lake Genev
a,
WI
SUPERCROSS,
INC
. .
. Gateway
Pla
za
. .
180
Newport
Center Dr., Suite 270
Newport
Bea
ch, CA
92660
(714)
760-1606 .
SUPERIOR
OFF
ROA
D
DRIVERS
ASSOCIATION
Terry Prevost
1006 Cardinal
Lan
e
Green Bay,
WI
54303
(
414)
434
-
9044
June
6-7
Off
Road Race
. Antigo,
WI
June
20-2i
Off
Road Race
Chilton,
WI
July
4-5
Off
Road Challen
ge
Su
ga
r Camp,
WI
July
18-19
U.
P.
Off
Road 100
·.
Bark River,
MI
August
1-2
Hod
ag
50
Rhinelander,
WI
Augu
st 23
Off
Road R
ac
e
Land-O-Lakes,
WI
September
19-20
Colorama 100
Su
ga
r Camp,
WI
J
une
198
7
TUCSON
AUTO
CROSS
P.O. Box 55
2-2
1
Tucson,
AZ
85703
(6
02)
88
7-1275
June
14
Raven Raceway
Tucson,
AZ
.
VORRA
Va
ll
ey
Off
R
oa
d Racing Association
. 18
33
Los Robl
es
Bl
vd.
Sacrame
nt
o, CA
95838
(916) 925-1702
-
June
20-21
Virginia City '200
Virginia City, NV
J
uly
11
Stadium Type Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacrame
nto
, CA
August
1
Stadium Type Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento,
CA
September
5-6
Yerington/
VORRA
250
Yerington, NV
October
10
Championship Stadium Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento,
CA
November
1
1987 Championship Race
Prairie City
OHV
Park
S
ac
ramento,
CA
WHEEL
TO
WHEEL,
IN
C.
,
P.O.
Box
688,
Dept.
4W0R
Bancroft,
Ont
ario, Canada
KOL
ICO
(613)
332-1766
:
(613)
332-4128
August
1~2
Bri
ghton Wheel
to
Wheel Weekend
Br
ig
hton Speedway
Brighton, Ontario
I
WESTERN
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
19 125 - 8
7A
Av
e.
Surrey, British Columbi
a,
V3
S SX7 , Canada
(6
04)
576-6256
June
26-28
_
Sand Drags Only
Mi
ssion, B.C. ·
August
16
Mission, B.C.
September
5-6
Kamloops, B.C.
October
10-ll
Ashcroft, B.C.
FIA W
ORLD
RAL
LY
CHAM
PIO
NSHI
P
May JO-June
4,
1987
Acropolis Rally
Lagonissi, Greece
]ii
.me
25
-
29,
198
7
Olympus Rally
Olympia,
WA,
USA
July
11-14,
1
987
New Zealand Rally
Auckland, New Zealand
August
2-9,
1987
Argentine Rally
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August
26-30,
1987
1000 Lakes Rally
Jyvaskyla, Finland
September
22
-
26,
1987
/ Ivory Coast Rally
Yamoussoukro, Ivory
Co
ast
/
October
11
-17,
1987
San Remo Rally
· San Remo, Italy
November
22
-
26,
1987
RAC Rally
Engla'nd
ATTENTION
RACE ORGANIZERS
Aug
u
st
14-16
Bancroft's Canadian
Li
st· yo
ur
c
oming-
et
1
ents
in
DUSTY
4x4
Challenge
TIMES
free!.
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y
our
1()87 s
chedule
Ban
cro
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as
Soo
n as
po
s
sibl
e
for
li
sting
in
ihi
s
c
olumn
.
Mail
y
our
ra
ce or
rally
s
chedule
to:
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TIMES, 533 r De
rry
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>e
.,
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oura,
CA
9r
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or.
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AREN'T
YOU???
A
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TIMES
·
DEALER!!!
.
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TO YOUR
CUSTOMERS
PRESENT
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U.P.S.
EVERY
MONTH
TO
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NO
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AND
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ROAD
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-
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o : I
H I
A
C 0
on
int
chasing
-
..
.
··
·
..
·.
ama.
The
Mint
400
has
been
called
the
richest
of.aJI
off-road
races.
And
the
roughest.
Out
of a
starting
field
of
338
teams,
many
found
it
hard
to
swallow.
But
when
the
checkered
flag
fell,
Yokohama
M
-0
T
0 R
Sourapas
wins
the
Mint
on
Yokohama
tires.
-
··!
had
captured
the
overall
first
place
trophy
and
devou
·
red
5
out
of
16
class
victories.
·
And
t~e
winners
are;
Steve
Sourapas
and
.
Dave
Richardson,
Class
land
Overall
First
Steve
arid
Tom
Martin,
Class
~
Jack
Ramsay
and
Rick
Mills,
Class
1/2-1600.
Jim
Madison
·and
Russ
Mortenson,
·
Class
5.
And
Bill
and
Michael
1
Church,
Class
10.
·. -
'
At
the
!
mid-point
of
the
1987
SCORE/HORA
season,
Yokohama
has
piled
up
more
class
I
victories
than
any
ot
_
hertire
manufacturer.
I
Which
a I
goes
to
prove
two
things
.
.
You
cbn't
find
a
tougher
light
duty
truck
tire
than
Yol<ohama.
· . ·
.
And
rocil')g
against
them
can
leave
a
bad
I
taste
in
vour
mouth.
. ' . -
>Jr
YOKOHAMA
What
the
world's
best
have
in
common.
. -
S I p
0 R
T
S '
©
1987
Yokohama
Tire
Corporation.
For
information write:
Yokohama
Tire
Corporation,
P.O.
Box
4550,
601
1
s.
Acacia
Avenue,
Fullerton,
CA
92631.
ROGER
MEARS
WINS
OFF-ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAN
PRIX
AT
THE
ROSE
BOWL.
It
was
as
if
a
chunk
of
the
infamous
Baja
had
been
transported
to
the
Rose
Bowl.
Truckload
after
truckload
of
sand
and
dirt
was
spread
over
the
track
and
then
watered
down.
The
result
was
thick,
slippery
mud
that
sent
competitors
spinning,
rolling
and
crashing
into
each
other.
Yet,
Roger
Mears
and
his
Nissan
Hardbody-tough
Truck
mastered
this
Gran
Prix
right
from
the
start.
In
nail-
biting,
bumper-to-bumper
action,
Mears
first
snatched
victory
in
the
heat
race
.
Then,
as
an
ecstatic
crowd
of
67,000
cheered
themselves
hoarse,
Nissan
also
won
the
main
event
with
an
incredible
lead
of
four
truck
lengths!
aa.,
~
Nissan
congratulates
Roger
Mears
YDURSB.F'-7'
on
his
outstanding
demonstration
of
driving
skill.
Of
course;
events
such
as
this
mean
more
to
us
than
victory.
The
challenge
of
racing
makes
us
push
ourselves
to
the
limit
...
and
then
some!
And
it's
the
knowledge
we
gain
from
our
racing
success
I .
that
helps
to
~nhance
the
power,
performance
...
the
pure
fun
and
pleasure
of
the
cars
and
trucks
we
build
,
for
the
street.
You
can
get
the
same
top
quality,
too,
with
Nissan's
1
full
line
of
specialized
parts
for
racing
vehicles
and
production
cars.
Just
send
your
$10
check
or
money
order
(do
not
send
cash)
for
our
Competition
Parts
!
catalog
to:
Nissan
Motor
Corporation
in
U.S.A
.,
Motor-
sports
Dept.,
P.
0.
Box
191,
Gardena,
CA
90247.
Please
allow
six
weeks
for
delivery.
And
reme
1
mber
to
check
out
our
family
of
winners
at
your
nearest
Nissan
dealer
today.
-
THE
NAME
JS
NISSAN
I
.
SCORE/~DRA
.
Manuf~cturer's
Advisory
Board
Report
The
second meeting in 1987.of
the
Manufacturer's
Advisory
Board
to
the
Score/HORA
Desert Series took place after the
Nissan
Mint
400
last May
in
Las
Vegas.
It
brought
together
representatives
of
five truck and
seven tire manufacturers, along
with -three drivers inclu~hng a
first time representative
of
the
open
wheel _ and Volkswagen
classes.
.
The
elimination ·
of
racing
classes
that
are
not
meeting the
minimum
requirement
of
six
entries per race
in
the desert
series was the
most
debated
subject
of
the
off
road
manufacturers meeting. Classes
3, 4, 6 , 7, 7 4x4,
11
and
14 were
noted
as
either being under the
minimum
of
close
to
the
minimum
number
of
entries
required to continue the class
next year, midway in the 1987
series.
Coming
Next
Month
...
TKe
following
shows
a
breakdown
of
the total
number
·
of
entries for each
of
the
classes
in jeopardy, the
number
needed
to
make the
48
entry
minimum
at
the end
of
the year and how many
entries per race will be needed to
keep each class alive
in
the eight
race series.
Class 3,
short
WB
4x4, has a
total
of
25 entries
to
date, needs
23
in
the. final four events
or
an
average
of
6 for e;ich remaining
race. Class 4, long WB 4x4, has a
total now
of
29
entries, needs
but
19
more
or
an average
of
five per ·
event
.
remaining.
Currently
under the quota, Class
6,
Sedans,
has a total
of
23, needs 25 more,
and needs to average seven per
race remaining. Class 7, modified
mini-midi pickups, has just
20
entries to date, needs
28
more
and an average
of
seven per race
in the next four events. Class 7
4x4
,
4WD
mini-midi pickups,
is
SCORE
BAJA
INTERNACIONAL
ONE
LAP
OF
AMERICA
VORRA
YERINGTON
250
WISCONSIN'S
MEMORIAL
DAY
100
SCCA
CENTENNIAL
PRO
RALLY
NISSAN
MINI
MINT
RALLY
SCCA
TRUCK
RACES
MONTREAL
OLYMPIC
STADIUM
RACE
.
WCR
TOUR
DE
CORSE
...
Plus
all
the
regular
featues
·
on
the
-
bubble
with
2o
entries
to
Manufacturers
would
not
date,
and
'needs
22
more
or
an ,become involved
so
that it would
. average
of
six· per· event foi the ·remain an
"amateur's
class." 5.
rest
of
the year. Class· l I· has but ·
Trophies
/ certificates would be
sixteen entries
to
date,. needs a awardsd as prizes instead
of
\ash
_
total
of
32
in
the
four
next
ewnts
payouts. Both · Fish and
HORA
or
an average.
of
eight' pq; race.
President
. Wa1
t:
,
Lott
will_
Class
14
, unlimited 4
WD,
has a · inves.tigate the possibility
ot
total
of
19 entries
to
date, needs running· the
"stone
stock"
class.
29ormoreoranaverageofeight
·
HORA
/
Score
technical
per event. . . director Bill Savage reportl'd the
Representatives
of
Ford,
following tech problems ,
from
Chevrolet
and
Nissan expressed the Parker and Mojave events.
concern
about
where they would
Ford's
Class 7 entry did
not
showcase their
products
if
Cl_ass
comply with the 1987 suspen-
7 was eliminated.
The
consensus sion rules because it was·running .
of
opinion agreed that the cost
of
two coil springs per wneel
on
the
fielding a competitive team was front end.
Two
Class 1 ~
2-1600
the
most
inhibiting factor, since vehicles. were found
to
have .
Class 7 has become a "Manufac-
modified
intake
·
manifolds
.
turers Class." Nissan's Class 7 4x4 entry was
Suggestions were made to disqualified for relocating its axle
contact past competitors
of
the from stock location. ·
classes
in
jeopardy
to
solicit
The
following are tech items
to
input
on
what it would take to get be considered for 1988:
them
"back
.
in
the game" and
Aluminum
blocks may be
legal
save their classes. Final decisions
in
Class 7.
The
rules for 7S and 7
on
the fate of'these classes will be 4x4 w·
ill
state,
"The
block has to
made at the committee meeting · be the same material as the
one
following the
Stroh's
Score
Off
originally
delivered
in
the
Road
World
Championship
at ·
vehicle."
Many
Class
8
Riverside,
CA
on
August 24. competitors wish to
do
away
Score President Sal Fish said with aluminum blocks,
but
a
few
that he received
numerou
s letters
do
not.
from
people
who
want
to
Setting the camber
on
Ford
compete in a "storie
stock"
class. Rangers
in
Class 7S by heating
The
committee
thought
this and bending the I-beams will be
would be a good concept and allowed once
Ford
provides an
offered
the
following suggestions:
acceptable
standard
for
this
1.
The
class. would be run
on
the procedure in writ_ing.
Friday
prior
to
a
HORA
/ Score Savage said he will research
desert race. 2. Limitations
on
transmissions
to
recommend
speed
would
have
to
be
whether
or
not
Dou
·g Nash_ gear
maintained for safety/ insurance
boxes
(commonly
used
in
reason
s.
3.
The
race would be
CorvettesJ
will be acceptable as
conducted
in
rally form. 4. original equipment for Classes
SWAY·A•WAr
~
.7S and 7
4x4
.
Nissan a~d
Toyota
_represen,ta-
tives questioned the·rear axle rule
for Class 7S arid 7
4x4
. A ruling
, for 1988 was promised for the
Riverside meeting. '
In Class 1-2-1600 the use.
of
stainless steel · valves would be
legal
'if the stock Volks~agen
profile were maintained.
Compensating for a stock rear
spring length
in
AMC
vehicles
currently longer than the rules
allows, the 1988 rule would
accommodate the longest stock
spring
~i.f_
any-
~anufacturer
in
,
Class, 7S and 7.
4x4
.
As
of
the Ni
ss,i
n
Mint400
it is
legal
to
use aft~rmarket trailing
arms
in
Class 1-2-1600 as long
as
they
remain
in
the
stock
configuration.
A move
to
legalize 4 valves per
cylinder engines
in
Class 10 was
tabled.
The
Yokohama Tire
representative reported that
99
percent
of
the competitors are
against the proposal.
A
Ford
representative
suggested
that
rules infractions
should be 'posted at the event
where they occur, and followed
by a letter from the
tech
team to
all
parties involved.
The
AMC
Jeep representative
proposed
eliminating
the
restriction
on
number
,
of
cylinders allowed
to
run
in
Class
3.
The
Chryste·r representative
agreed
that
this,
restriction
should
also
be
lifted from · the
Class 4 rules. Bill Savage said he
would study the two proposals
and n:port
hi
s findings
in
writing
to
. all
of
the manufacturers
in
tho
se classes,
NEW
PROGRESSIVE
SPRINGS
WIN
THE
MINT 400
OVERALL
Congratulations
to
S~eve
Sourapas
and
Dave
Richardson
for
their
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1987
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Steve
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Sourapas
and
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Dave
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Beat
the
Desert
for
First
Overall
Photos: Tracksi.
de
Photo
Enterprises
· lake running
wa
s replaced with
·
new
and
formidable
r(ick.
gard~ns.
The
mot
C
)GrO
SS
cour
se
wa
s still
on
the-route, and 'it does
siphon a
lc)t
of
spectators
off
the
course and into the grandstands,
a ble
ss
ing for · des
ert
racer
s.
Around
noon
on
race day a
goodly porticm o
f.
the motocross ·
s
tan
·
ds
were
fiHed
with
Spectators, estimated at around
15,000 folks taking advantage
of
the free admission.
The
Bureau-
of
Land Management ·
c)
tficers
estimated · a
total
of
. 50,
000
spectators
at
the I
987
ra
ctt
, a
hefty
cr
c)wd by any standard.
Promptly
at
8
a.
m. the starting
gun fired and Mark Mc Millin le
ft
the line, the first Class 1 awa
y.
Ye
s, there really
wa
s a starting
gun, a
75mm
cannon attached to
a huge battle .rank
pa
_r
ked just
behind the st~rting line.
The
tank
fired a
blank
,·natch.
Then
, after
the
la
st C
la
ss
11
· departed, . the.
Nevada National
Gu
ard crew
from
· nearby
Hmderson
fired up
:the
12
cylinder diesel, lumbered
up
to
the
hne'
took
the green
flag
and
sailed down
C()Urse
for
several miles
at
a decent speed.,
_30
mph,
delighting the spectators
lining . that section
of
the trai
l.
Remembei:ing that· the average
Speed for the race was
31.25
mph,
the tank cotild have
don
l'
all
right,
but
it
sure
W(>Uld
hav
l'
;
been
hard
to
. pass in . the
mountains.
· A
tc
~tal
of
29
started
in
Class
1,
and they were :hard at it
at
very
quick speeds in just miles. Young
Rob
Gordon,
driving
one
of
the·
famous
Gordon
FL-ed
two seat
Chenowths
solo, started sixth off
Steve Sourapas
and
Dave Richardson had their Class 1 Raceco in contention all day,
and
they took the lead in the last miles the line;
but
he-was soon-first oti
· , · · to win big, Class 1 and overali, despite having no
power
steering at the finish, · :
i:he
' road, turning fast
time
of
the
It was the twentieth year for
the
Mint
400
off
road race, and
the signs
of
the times were
everywhere. For the first time in
history the
Mint
Hotel
and
· Casino in
downtown
Las Vegas
actively
solicited
outside
sponsorship, and Nissan
Motor
Corp
.
USA
jumped in fast, thus
the race· name change to the
Nissan
Mint
400.
Associate
sponsors
of
the race include
Bilstein Shocks, · Burger King,
Coca Cola
and
Co
ors
Beer, and
all
th
e
se
~
ponsors
contributed
_
to
the heavy logistical costs
of
staging the race.
The
competitors
purse remained a percentage
payback
of
the entry fee, plus
contingericy prizes.
Contingency Row
on
Fremo
nt
Street
on
Friday,
in
front
of
the
Mint
Hotel
changed consider~
ably in 1987 also. It was every bit
as crowded with spectators as in
the past,
but
many
of
the spaces
available were filled with T shirt
and
souvenir vendors, along with
m.ost
of
th~ major companies
on
the contingency list.
With
the
majority
of
regular
series
contingency
do
nors
missing
from ~ the street,
but
·
not
the
cont
ingency
li
st, this year, the
trek through contingency row
on
a
hot
and
humid Friday often
took less than an
hour
for
eqnt
estants, accustomed
to
four
Nick Nicholson
and
Mark
Millerran
a close second in Class 1 all the way, led
for atime on the last lap,
but
a flat
dropped
them seven minutes back, in for
second in class and overall.
Page
14
hours
of
waiting in line
in
·
previous years. Because
of
the
, heat and tricky wind gusts, it was
perhaps a blessing for many.
The
whole ceremony was virtually
.over by 9:00 p.m., which has to
be the earliest ever
shut
down
of
the
Fremont
Street
scene
at
a
Mint
400.
.
HORA
events have·
encount-
ered
strange weather in recent
months, and the Mint 400 was
no
exception
.,
.Real rain.
fell
on
both
the December
1986
race
at
Barstow and the Gold
Coast
last
March. Last May light rain fell
in
the. afternoon and evening
on
both
Thursday ·
and
Friday, and
during the race
on
Saturday parts
day
in clean air
c>n
the
dust
y
of
the course .got sprinkles,
but
cour'se, a swift 1 :49.34. ·After .
not
enough water·
to
hold. the
Rob
<::!eared
the
line
on
the first
·
dust
down.
The
normal
dry
hear lap, the
dust
settled and it
wa
s
of
southern
Nevada was replaced eleven · minutes before the next
with
high
humidity
and
,- car
c1f
any ktn'd appeared.
It
was
tembrat'urns,
and,gusty winds
all
the swift
Outlaw
driven by Nick
wee end. · · · . · Nichoison, now second in class
The sun was bright and a good
at
1:Si52
·
and
Nicholson was
breeze: was ·blowing Saturday
third
off
the line. -
morning as the
338
starting race Running in third place
now
in
ca;s
arrived · in Sloan: after the . Class 1 was Bob Shepard,
of
parade from the Mm~
~otd
Tempe, AZ,
in
a ·br
and
new and
impound garage some 1
5'
milcs
to
· handsome single seater· built
by
the
north
.
Bedecked
with
-Jim Selstead and powered by a
banners and flags, the
st
art
/ . 3.5 liter Porsche
at
two
hour
s ·
finish area had a
festiw
a~r
.
The
flat. : Ken Frosti
Oon
Blakely
10
,6 mile
route
was baSteally the were next in a Raceco, and Rob
same as in
1986,
except it_ ran in MacCachrcn,
Chenowth,
was
reverse., and-some
of
the silty dry fifth with a 2:02.35.
MacC1chren took the lead
after two laps with a total time of
4:
07.59
.
Gordon
had a flat, a
collision, ·
and
g~)t something
in
his eye and
dropped
to second
ar
4:09.24, with Nicholson close ar
4:
12.56.
Another
two minutes
· hack, Mark McMillin was fourth
in
the
·
Por
s
che
powere
d
Chenowth,
and
·
the
Stevt
S
ourapas
/
O:ive
Richard
s
,,
n
R:
iceco moved from seventh to
fifth,
with
Larr
.y
Noel
.
Chaparral,
anoth
_
er
ll)inute back.
If was a wide
open
race!
Looking
tidy
here Larry Noel had a collapsed rear suspension in the Chaparral ·
at
the finish, but he
still
placed a
solid
third
in Class 1.
Roh·
Gc
)
ruon
put'Tom
Hoke
in
his car for lap 3, while he clean.
eJ
hi
s · eyes
out,
and
Tom
held
s
econd
place
at
the three quarter
ma
rk
. _
Rob
. MacCachrcn _ van-
June
1987
D~stv
Times
A·win
at
the Min.twas a long time comi~g for
Tom
and
St~ve Martin,
but
they.took the Class 2 lead
Bill
Church
and
his son Michael
pulled
out
the
big
victory in the huge Class 10contest,
andtheyied
on the last lap
and
won the
big
one in the Raceco and fifth overall. · t
1
he last three laps ha~dily to also
put
the Raceco home fourth overall. · · · · ,
his
new
_
racer
home
sixth,
Cam
Thieriot
moved
into
second
winner
Jim
Temple
an
_d : his
son
followed in
&vcn
minutes
hy· ·
whh
_ 4:
23.05,
hut
had
big
Mark
were
up
to
sixth.·
Ivan
·
Stewart
in
I
the
Toyotn
troubles
with axles
and
o_
ther
·
McMillin
and
Ewalt
took
the
pickup,
v.·ho
had
\ tors_ion _
har
r i
~ts
lat~r,
and
finished
12th.
lead
on
lap 3
with
a
total
time
of
_woes
and
other
t~
ou~les
.
Only
Third
here
the
Casagrandes
were
6:46
.13,
and
the
Casagrandes
deven
Class
1 racers
tinished
in rJ
nning
·a
good
pace,
and
the
were
second,
just
seven
minutes
the 18
hour
time
allowance. P(
)rsche
powered,
Chenowth
of
back.
Tom
G .
and
Donny
Martin
Class 2 hnd a real
herd
c.m
the
Corky
McMillin
and
Brian
Ewalt
were third_
now,
·
but
did
not
line, 44
starters
including a
lot
of
was
fourth,
followed hy Tc
:i
m
G.
finish
the
final
loop,
nor
did
the
heavy}itters
.
Boh
:
Gordori
.nnd
and
Donny
Martin
in
another
Te~ples,
who
were
fifth
at
this · -
Tim
Crahtreek-J
tije
pack
on
the R::iceco
1..
_
and
fo_r_me
i:c
Qvera
ll
pomt
. Tomll@f'
first hip with a 2:0Q.42,
hut
this ·
Having some go.
od
luck
at
-the Mint, Frank .Snook and
sric
Arras
got
their
Raceco home in great time, moving into fourth in Class 1 at the flag.
was
no
cake
walk.I
The
_
team
of
Oanny
Letner
,mill
·
Ron
Brant
were
right
th~•re in
the
Porsche
·
pciwerL·d
Raceco
at
/
2:04.
IO,
and
·
Daw
Kreish:r/ C t/rley
Nohks
were next
with
a 21:
07
.10, while
Tom
and
Steve
Martin,
Rt
1cccc>
,
were
just
_ 15
seconds
behind
them.
Lying fifth
herewercMark
'
is
hed
into
the
desert
and
Mark
wheel ·ahc,ut
four
feet ()ff -
the
Hamilt()n
and
Marty
u-tner,
just
McMillin was ieading,
by
eight
ground.
It was
something
else
to
another
two
seconl:ls
in
arrears,
' '
minutes.
Mark
Miller
took
over
v.
·
atch
Noel
wend
through
the
and
· less -
than
an
b
ther
minute
for Nick
Nicholson
and
held
serpentine
'
concrete
barriers
hack
came
Steve I
and
Dennis
third,
Sourapas
and
Rich~r_d~on ·
hefore
the
finish line,
and
he
was Casagra
nde
in i1 Mirage.
Thi
_s was
were
up
to
fourth,
and
L1rry
about
40
minutes
out
of
~cond
a real
horse
ract:. ·
Noel held fifth,
just
ahead
of
. plact:. .
On
round
two
the
Gordon
Frank
Snook
;ind Eric
Arras,
.
Another
seven
minutes
back C
hen
ow
th
.ml't a
rock
that
Ract:co. ·
came
the
McDonald'
s
team
of
deranged
the
front
1
end.
But
,
pit
Fans
watched
the
clocks
at
the
Frank
Snook
and
Eric
Arras
.
work
got
him
out
in eighth
spo
t,
finish line,
hut
two
nours
came
Hauling
hack
from
a first lap -
hut
the
car
didn't
cover
another
and
went
and
nobod
y camt: disaster,
Tom
Koch
a
nd
Larry lap.
Out
front
on
the
second
la
·p
around
. Rob
Gordon
broke
a Bolin
claimed
fifth. 16
more
on
the
roa
_d
and
on
\
time
were
the
.
nt:w c.v. a
nd
axle
setup
and
did
·
minute
s
out.
Over
43
more
Martin
Brothers,
with a · total
not
finish. Leading overall,
Mark
·
minut
es
hack,
Bob
Shephard
got
'
time
·
of
4:
21.44
.
Bob
Richey
and
McM
illin
broke
a
right
rear
hub,
---'----'--
--
---'--
-----'-'----------------'
-
---
-
--
-'--
-
somehow
got
it
welded,
went
on,
and
near
the
end
of
the lap _
the
weld
hroke.
Mark
had
a
fivl'hour
plus
lap,
hut
_
got
fixed
and
finished eighth in
Class
1.
Miller,
in .
the
Nichol
so
n
-
Outla\\
·,
wa
s
now
-first
on
thl'
road.
hut
he
knew
Steve
So
urapas
wns close,
ahd
had
starti:d six
minute
's
hehind
him.
Minus
third
gear, Miller was _
trying
to
he
hoth
carefuland
fast,
.then hagged a hig
rt>ek
whrn
he
missed a s
hift
and
had
a flat. He
ran· ten .miles
on
the
flat
to
help,
and
the
rim
by
then
was
wrapped
nround
the
tie
rod
and
brake
caliper. It tt)(lk ten
minutes
to
change
the
flat
and
that
was
the
hall game. ·
_
Meanwhile,
Sourapas
had
lost
power
steering in
the
Raceco,
hut
he
pressed
·
on
to
take
the
c
heckered
first,
and
take first
<'' era
II
and
the Class _ 1 victory.
,
.,
c
hardson,
who
did
thl'
tw
·o
middle
laps, was
not
aniund
to
sa
vor
tht: victory; he was
doing
tht:
last
lap i_n his
hr
.
other
Bob's
Class
IO
car, a 'real gh.1tton for
punishment,
and
he
.hrough
tit
in
13th
in class.
Nicholson
and Miller were j
ust
7½
minutes
hack,
second
in
class
and
overall,
behind
just
the
tir~1e
lost
on
.
the
final lap.
Lirry
Nol'I
t_<)tlk
.
third
in -C lass
I,
dl'spite
finishing with the rear suspen° ·
sion
gonL'
and
thl' right
front
Dusty 'flmes.
Gorky
McMillin
a"nct
Brian Ewalt were leading
._
Class 2 on the las
//
lap when they
lost a wheel and bags
of
time,
but
they
did
place
third
in the c ,ass. ·
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~ -· and Steve Martin had
to .~top
to
'
fix
a clutch and
dropped
to fourth, and John
Wi1son/Kelly Nulty were now
sixth. . . . ·
just
like his son Mark in Class
1,
Corky
McMillin's car -had a
go~d lead all
arou
,nd the final lap
until,
about
30
miles out, it
snagged a flat tire.
The
tire. was -
changed,
but
apparently the lug .
nuts were
not
on tight. Brian -
Ewalt, who was driving· the last
fap, saw the left rear wheel come
off
and it stripped the studs.
Ewalt
had
to
manufactur.e
,
spacers
out
of
the wrenches he
had
on
board to get the· whee!
· back
on
the car and it cost an
hour.
Meanwhile,
the
Martin
·
Brothers .were
at
the finish line
claiming their _ first _
Mint
400
victory and
fifi:h
overall.
Other
.
than the clutch,
Tom
and Steve
reported
no
big problems, and ·
they won Cl,iss 2 by a slim three
minutes over Steve and. Dennis
Casagrande. It was the first good
finish for the Mirage powered by
a Toyota
20
R 2400cc -engine,
and both Steve and Dennis gave
Chuck Sawyer
of
Southlarn;l
Transmission a-lot
of
credit for
their trouble free Mint
400
run.
McMillin and Ewalt salvaged
third, almost half
an
hour
back
and just three minutes ahead
oJ
John Wilson and Kelly Nulty
in
a
l:Ii
Jumper. Recovering from
second lap woes, Mike Lurid
and
Buzz
Combe
got their Chenowth
home fifth, followed by Steve
and Jo
Ann
Godfrey
in
a
Sandhawk. -Dave Kreisler and
Curley Nobles lost the battery
and had
othe
_r trouble too,
but
hung on
to
take seventh ahead of
Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope in a
new Chenowth.
In
all, 13
of
the
·
44
starters finished in Class
2.
·
It · was" a~~ther herd scene
in
Class
10
with 4 7
on
the line, all
ready
to
tackle the tough course
in
th.is
.
most
competitive class.
John R. Wilson II and.Kelly Nulty drove
four
good
laps in 'their Hi Jumper,
moved steadily up the charts to claim fourth in Class 2 at the finish_ line.
Charging over the rough desert Mike
Lund
and Buzz Combe
had
a
good
day at
the races,
aod
brought
the. Chenowth in a fine hfth
in
Class 2 ranks_.
-~~--
e Las Vegas father and son team
of
John
and Ron Ellenburg had no
big
· Despite steering woes, Class
10
points
leader Jim smes,
and
Mark Broneau,
troubles with
their
Raceco,
and
scored a close 2nd in Cla~s
10
and
6th .overall.
got
the red Raceco to the finish a strong
third
in the
big
field.
Defending points champs Rick - RacJco. - , _Ellenburg with _ total time
of
Bill
Church ha·d · no problems
and John Hagle whipped
off
fast
Oh
the second lap the Hagles . 4:
38.03
; Larry Gilmore had his
in
the last miles, reporting only a
lap
in
class
of
.the
day
on
the first wer~ still fir~t
on
the road,
at
the Chenowth .
up
to
fourth _npw, a couple
of
flats all day as he toqk
round, a 2:09.54
to
ta_
ke
a good IT\otorcross ,course,
about
half
few
minutes
back
and this race the checkered flag to win Class
lead in
the
Raceco. Stev~ Tetrick
'."'a
vj a
round,
but
·
several,
was tight_ening up. 10.
It
was the family's sixth
tryat
was
i.n
at
2: 14.46, second in the mcludmg the Ellenburgs, were
Bill
Church took over
from
his the Mint
400
and their first
ORE
he shared with Fred Ronn. ,closJ behind. Halfway
in
the son Mike
on
lap 3 and held the victory.
BilI
and Mike said they
Next came the Raceco
of
Rex rac
eJ
however, the father and son lead handily, over three minutes had
no
me.chanical trouble
all
Keeling/ Jack Scott ,
at
2:15.52, Church team had the lead on ahead
of
the Ellenburgs. Jim day, and that
is
what it takes to
tagged closely by the Raceco
of
time
at
4:33
.49,
and
Rex
·Greenway, going solo in his win the Mint
400
. Less than
five
Bill
.
and
Michael
Church
at KeeHng/
Jack
Scott
were
· in Raceco came back from an early minutes back John_ and ·Ro~
2:16.14.
On
their
bumper
came secohd with 4:36.44,
but
they delay to slide
into
third,
some
- Ellenburg claimed second
in
Sean Alexander and Tim Sims
at
did j
not
do
another lap.
THe
distance back, Jim Stiles/ Mark . class, and the twci sets
of
family
2:
16.51,
followed by
John
and . Hagles
broke
a stub axle and -Broneau recovered the· time lost racers were fourth and sixth
Ron Ellenburg
in
yet another
dro
d
red
to
sixth,
and
were not on . the first lap with steering overall
in
the race. . .
seenj again .
In
third at mid-point failure and were just over a Jim Stiles turned up th~ wick
in
ti-le
race was another father and minute back in fourth, while on the final round, and moved
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16
One
of
thefew
to go solo
a't
the
Mint
,
Jim
Greenway
did
a fine
job
and sailed_his
_Raceco .home a very.close fourth in Class
10
action.
Bill
Poe
and
his family scored fifth in Class 10 in their brarid new; never raced
· two seat O.
R.E.,
and this was a most happy crew in
post
race
te_ch.
June
1987
__
the
Mint
400,
and 'they had just
seven minutes
on
Bill Sallenbach
and Mike Bird, who were only a
few
- minutes ahead
of
Jerry
' Penhall .-and Kent Pfeiffer. An9, '
so it went all the way down-the
ranks,
but
only
13
Class
10
starters finished the four laps:
,
With
71
· entries and ·
66
- starting cars, Class 1-
-I
1600
held
more
entry than ma'ny an off
road
,, race . can
boast.
The
populari!Y
of
restricted engine
racing continues at-the Mint 400.
Some years back · Class 9 set a
.record
of90entriesata
Mint400
in the heyday
of
40
horse racing.
After a ~couple·
of
frustra_ting
races with the new single scat
Bunderson, Jack Ramsay, who
started, and Rick Mills had ·the
bugs
out
of
the
cat,
and Jack set
fast lap for the class
of
2: 18
.5
7
on
the first Jap. Still this bunch
"
did
noi:
spread
mwa
great deal on
· course. Points leaders Bob Scott
. - and Mike Vc,yles had the
ORCin
second at 2:22.32, and Steve
Barlow was close with-a 2:24.55.
Willy Higman
was
just as close
in
fourth
at
2:25.17, and
off
his
bumper
was the Willy Melan-
con
/ Lou Peralta Mirage
at
Dusty.nmcs
Jack
Ramsay
and
Rick Mills
had
the
new
single
seat
Bunderson
dialed
in
for
the Mint,
had
no
real
trouble
and
won the gigantic
66
car
Class 1-2-1600
by
over 20 minutes.
Jim Madison
and
Russell Mortensen drove a very consistent race, and they took the Class 5 lead on
thel
tinal
lap
and
hung
on to
win
by
a goo_d margin
of
twelve minutes . .
Running very strong all day the Mirage
of
Willie
Melancon anci
Lou
Peralta h_ad
no real troubles, and they flew into a
swe_/1
second place in Clas 1-2-1600.
Ray
Croll
,
Jr
. bounces
off
the rocks in the outback en route to a very close
third
place finish in the herd
of
Class 1-2-1600 racers.
2:25.31.
One
of
the -favorites,
L1rry Job, was sixth here
at
2:26.54,
but
his Chenowth went
no
farther.
Jack Ramsay built his · lead
midway
in
the race to eight
minutes over Steve Barlow, and
Higman was just n
i'
ne seconds
behind
Barlow
.
Melancon
/
Peralta moved into fourth with ·
the Mirage
of
Russ Burow and
Danriy York now fifth. L1rry
Smith and Jon Kennedy held
sixth,
but
their Raceco vanished
on
the third lap. Bob Scott lost a
front wheel and his brakes in the
canyon before the- motocross
course on lap 2, and parked
there
ro get help. He used an extra 2
Y:
hours
on that lap,
but
he and
Voyles finished 18th.
Rick Mills held the lead in the .
Ramsay Bunderson after three
tough rounds,
but
now Steve
Barlow was less than·two minutes
behind. Melancon/ Peralta held
on to third,
about
seven minutes
ahead
of
Butow/ York, and Ray
Croll Jr. moved his Chenowth
into fifth .
Only
32 1600s started
the last lap, and many
driwrs
final lap, and Rick and Jack won
the huge class, reporting
no
serious woes with the race car.
The
.ir margin
of
victory was big
for the class, i.wer 22 minutes.
The
Barlow ·
ORE
challenge
ended ,
on
the final lap with a
DNF
. Taking a fine second place
was
the
Miragt.·
of
Willie
Melancon
and
Lou
Peralta,
secure with nine minutes in hand
over Ray Croll Jr. Russ Butow
and
Dinny
York were
fourth,
less than
two
minutes back, and
seven minutes ahead
of
fifth
placing
Ji°'
Oizm.·y,
Chenowth.
but
,they fell
out
on
the final loop. Madison and Russell Mortensen,
Mike
Spina
and
Keith
Still running a strong p~ce, who moved
out
smartly
on
_ the
Underwcxxl Rundersbn climht..J Madison and Mortensen moved last lap when the others failed.
steadily
up
'rhe charts
~o
finish · intc~ fourth, as eight Bugs
st
arted George Seeley
and
Howard
sixth, ahead
of
the Bunderson
of
the,fourth lap. Anderson salvaged second.place,
Peny
'
and
J.M. Coan. Higman Cooley/ Fox were
out
on
the a bitdi5'.1ppointed. Even with the
had
ari
hour
elf
prohlems
on
the final
round
for
unknown
d~wn time
they_
were only
12
third lap,
hut
salvaged eighth rt-asons, and · Seeley/ Anderson mmutes
~ut
of
first. It was forty
place. Just two Jozt.·n
of
tht."
66
were down
-
hours
with more minutes _ before
~~ney
starters
.madt."
tht."
checkered-flag.
sundry
problems.
·
The
first G~bbert and
Bill
Scott fm1shed
In
24th
spot
was thl· Florida across the
-line
and the Class S
~h11:d,
followed m an
hour
by
haSt-d
Hi
Jumpcr cjf Boh and winner was the
Bug
of
Jim Cocores and White, who
~
L,rry
O'Br:ien, pushing the time
allowanct." hard with ja
17
:
51.03
tqtal
t;ime.
Class 5 turned
out
only
11
of
the Unlimited Baja Rugs,
but
it
was· a strong field.
Tht."
sleek
silver
Bug
of
9reg
l Diehl and
Mike Longley, troni Arizona, led
the pack
on
the first lap,
but
not
by much.
Their
time
of
2:25.53
was only
four
minutes fastt·r than
that
of
John Coole
\l
and Mark
Fox,
Third
afrt."r
ont."
1
round
wt."re
David
Alan
.
Pick
/ Ge~Hge
Jackman,
only
23
seconds
behind
Coolt."y
in a real
race.and
·-,
Gt.·orgt."
Sedt.·y
and
Howard
Anderson
Wt."rt.·
just
another
ti..·,,·
.
minutes
bt."hind
.
Tht."
Dieh
l/
Longley
Bug
sct'tht."
pace
on
lap 2 with fast lap for the
class
at
2:
23
.
05
, and had seven
minutes ·in hand over Cooley/
Fox. Pick/ Jackman /agged only
anotht."r
rhrt."e
minutes back in
third,
but
bo
th their Bug and thl·
Diehl racer vanished
on
lap 3.
Mithmy
S,
.-
eley arid
Anderson
were fourth, less th
ti
n a minute
ahead
of
Jim Cocores/
O(-lUg
White, who were moving
up
:
Cocores lost time with a broken
thumb
on
the first lap. In sixth
on
both
laps was the Jim Madison/
Russell Mortensen .Bug, Parker
runner-ups,
and
close
to
the
l~ders
now,
At
the three/ quarter mark it
was a
brand
new race in Class
5.
John Cooley/ Mark Fox led by
ten
minut~s
_
ov
·e.r,
Ge0rge
Seeley/ Howard Anderson. Well
back,
but
third here, came Larry
Mc~llum
and
Rus~ Winkler,
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Page
17
Manny
Esquerra
scored
his
ninth
Class 7
victory
at
the
Mint
400,
and
he
led
every
inch
of
the
way
in
the
fancy
Ford
Ranger
and
won
the
class
by
over
four
hours
.
Stan
Gilber
r"
plows
siit
on
his
way
to
a
remarkable
third
overall
in
the '66
Ford
pickup
;
he
had
no
trouble
at
all
and
won
Class 8
by
a
huge
margin,
almost
two
hours
. '
~had
more
problems
on
lap 3.
Well
on
its way
to
becoming a
non-class, the unlimited mini
trucks
of
Class 7 showed
up
with
five starters.
Three
did
not
cover
a lap, including Roger Mears,
who
started
his Nissan
on
five
cylinders and the engine went
early. Frank Honsewetz started in
the older Mears Nissan,
but
did
not
do
one
lap,
nor
did
the
GMC
of
Lee
Alderman
and
· Dan
Clement
. ·
Out
front all the way was
Manny
Esquerra
,,
, with Jack
Murphy
riding
in
the Ford
Ranger.
Esquerra
led
Lairy
Ragland by
15
nrinutes after
one
lap, and increased the lead lap by
lap
to
take
the
checkered
flag
and
his ninth
Mint
400
victory in the
class.
Big
troubles
on
the second
and fourth laps did
not
keep
Larry Ragland and David Beck
from getting a finish in the Chevy
S~lO,
but
they were over four
hours
behind
at
the checkered
flag
.
The Heavy Metal Class 8
trucks
put
16
on
the grid,
but
the
rugged
route
really took its toll,
as only three finished the race.
Four
,were missing
on
the first
lap, including John Gable, racing
his pre~runner without much
success.
Walker
Evans .saw his
hopes for a
ninth
Mint
400
Jim
Dizney
returned
to
off
road
racing
at
the
Mint
400,
and
he
hasn't
lost
his
touph