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the
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deLive
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at
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Mint
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erry
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Chevy s 107 K
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with
required safety
equ,pment
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Class
8 against the big unlimited
he~vy-metal pickups.
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finished fifth ove
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1all
against every truck the competition could muster:
Congratulations, Jerry and Frank, from
the Heartbeat
of
America!
Full-Size
Chevy
Pickup
also
wins
Class
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' Flying high over the sands
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miles to
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battle for Class 8 honors.
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pit stops were quick and uneventful, and
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like a well
know
racer
By
ttFud" Fudpucker
President,
AMA
District
38
CHEATING!
FIRST
.
OVERALL!
How
exciting
these
words
spoken
or
printed
sound.
The
second
best
is
"I
(we)
won
my
(our)
class."
The
worst
headline
just
printed
from
the
recent
1987
Score
Baja
Internacional
was
"They
cheated."
The
team
involved
was
disqualified.
That
is
not
the
point
.
It
was a factory
team
decision
to
cheat. All
that
mattered
was
"win
at
all
costs."
If
we get caught,
plead
Ollie
North.
Everyone
does
it, we
just
got
caught
. .
AMA
DISTRICT
38
SAYS
NO!
I
am
going
on
record
as
of
June
10, 1987
for
all
the
world
to
know
what
we (
AMA
District
38
and
the
Fudpucker
Racing
T earn)
have
been
stressing
for
years:
"Win
Fair."
If
the
only
.
way
you
can
win is
to
cheat,
we
don't
want
you.
If
your
sponsors
want
you
to
cheat
we
don't
want
them
either.
I
am
asking
all
other
organizations
to
take
the
same
position.
Expose
cheaters! I was
so
upset
with
this
latest
round
I
called
the
National
AMA
h!!adquarters
in
Westerville,
Ohio.
I was
told
if
I
thought
this
was
bad,
go
to
an
l.S.D
.E.
There,
the
competitors
tell us,
the
only
reason
the
USA
gets
caught
is
because
we talk
about
it.
LET'S
TALK
ABOUT
IT!
If
you
see
someone
cheating, tell
everyone
you
can.
If
you
are
a
responsible
and
respected
ottkial,
make
sure
you
do
it. I
realize we
can't
have every
sore
loser
complaining.
Referees arc
necessary.
However,
if
enough
undocumented
team
cheaters
are
reported,
officials,
if
they
have
any
guts, will
take
action.
This
does
not
mean
promoters
should
gimmick
the
race
course.
We
are
talking
about
speed
events
and
every
consideration
must
be
made
to
make
it
as safe as
possible,
yet
fair.
YOU,
the
promoter
have
a
responsibility
to
mark
the
course
as fair as
possible.
There
can
be
no
sudden
hidden
checks
that
can
be
easily
missed
.
When
marking
the
course,
if
you
find a
route
that
requires
a
cheat
check,
but
manpower
to
run
it
is
not
·available,
then
you
must
mark
that
route.
Don'ttell
racers
at
the
riders
meeting
it's
0.K.
What
happens
to
those
that
don't
know
what's
O.K.?
They
are
automatically
penalized for
not
knowing
where
to
legally
CHEAT.
Why?
Because
they
stayed
on
the
marked
route
and
don't
know
where
the
short
cut
is!
AMA
DISTRICT
38
AND
.
FUD
PUCKER
RACING
TEAM
RACERS
BEW
ARE!
If
I find
out
you
cheat
or
any
of
your
sponsors
require
you
to
cheat
to
win, I will
publicly
expose
you,
hopefully
in
national
publica~
tions. A
win
in a
sp0rt
we
enjoy
is
the
ultimate
ecstasy.
Don't
spoil
it
with
AIDS!
P.S.: Bruce,
look
what
you
that
put
his
white
bike
in a van
while it was fixed
driving
south.
His
sore
armed
partner
went
the
other
way.
While
Fud's
dismav
is
directed
at
motorcycle
racers,
mo.
~t
of
his
words
r
in.Q"
true
for
faur
u.•heel
classes
in
the
desert
e\'L'1HS
w u.d/.
For
exam/Jle,
.
some
years
a.Q"o
a
team
of
eight
photo,Q"ra/Jhers
,
strun.Q"
out
in
different
areas
for
the
four
la/JS
of
an
off
roaJ
race,
ma1w.Q"ed
w
.Q"et
only
cme
shot
of
the
O\IL'Tall
car
«•inner. Hardly
lil<dy
if
the
car
was
on
course
e\'L'TY
la/J.
On
the
1987
Score Baja
IntenULCicnwl,
the
or,Q"aitizers
/)ut
in·
a
11isual
check
in
the
area
hetu·et'lt
Three
Poles
and San Matias
Pass,
where
the
markea
route
ran
\'L'TY
close
to
the
/Ja\'L'171L'1lt
of
Highway
3.
The folks at
the
t•isual
check
tl.'L'Te
armed
u.•ith
a
camt'Ta
, and
the·v
recorded
01.'L'T
ttl.'L'llty
race
whicles,
half
motorcycle
classes
and half
car
.
classes,
\ running
on
the
/Jat'L'171L'1ll
whL'll
tney
should have
het'll
in
the
dirt.
.
Some
«'L'Te
.
VL'TY
u.dl
k1iou.•n
teams,
three
air
class
u•innL'TS
in
fact,
and at
least
one
hike
class
u•inner. T
u.
o were etentuall-v
disqualified
for
runnin,({
on
the
pavement elsewhere as
«di.
Apparently
the
area
«'hL'Te
the
cam<..'Ta
crL'U'S
u.
;
L'Te
stationed
u.•as
'
cm1fusing,
PL'Thaps
the
markL'Ts
wafted au
ay
hy
local
folk.
So
most
of
this herd «·ere probably
unknou.•ing
cheaters,
but
the-v
u.•ill
find a
lettL'T
of
reprimand
i11
their
mail
boxes
soon.
Volunteers are invited to climb on
their "Soap Box" and fill this space
with their thoughts about what
is
good
and
what
is
not
so
good about
the
state of off
road
racing.
Call
or
write DUSTY
TIMES
. with your ideas
for
a Soap Box
column, aiui
get
on the schedule . .
In
NEVADA
t::as
. OFF-ROAD
it's
...
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Stock
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Race
or
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Whatever
Your
Pleasure
Play
or
Pay
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Got
Your
VW
Parts
See
Brian
See
Dave
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LOCATIONS
Page
6
July
1987
N
-
CLASS
1 o -
RED
ALERT!!
Right on press time
we
received the Tech Tips
column from Bill Savage, whose column in the June issue reported that 99
percent
of
the competitors in Class 10 oppose the idea
o!
all?wing 4 valves per
cylinder engines in Class 10 in 1988. ~avage went on m
h!S
~une
co_lumn
to
say, "I hope that before this proposal
is
abandoned, racers will consider that
there will be some horsepower restrictions for those who use 4 valve per
cylinder engines." Also in the June issue, the Manu_facturers A~visory Board
Report stated that the matter was brought up at their May meeting and tabled
because
of
competitor opposition to it; . . . .
CHECK this month's Tech Tips column. Sometime in the ensuing four
weeks, with no apparent meeting
of
.anyone concerned, Bill Savage and
whoever have decided
to
go
against the wishes
of
the competitors.
On
page 57
of
this issue Tech Tips says in no undertain terms, "Tl:iere will be 4 valve
motors running in 1988."
Who
made this decision? Bill
Savage?
Walt
Lott?
Sal Fish?
It
is
time for racers
to
really holler,
but
it will take numbers,
all
of
you in Cfass 10, who oppose the rule change,
to
reverse what appears
to
be
an
arbitrary decision made for commercial considerations from someplace.
Certainly
not
from those who pay entry
fees
for current Class 10 racers.
THE
RETURN
OF
.
CLASS
REPS.
Now more than ever, see above, Class
Representatives are needed
to
keep desert competitors informed and
involved in both the making
of
racing rules and the enfocement and
interpretation
of
rules. Many have felt the sting
of
rapidly changing
interpretation
of
rules without a printed word being changed. Spearheaded
by
Bob
Mount
of
Yokohama, Class Reps for the non-truck classes in desert
racing were chosen at the Gold Coast race by competitors attending the
drivers' meeting. These reps
fa
turn selected one rep
to
represent all seven
classes involved at the Manufacturers Advisory Board Meeting after the Mint
400, and Mark McMillin, Class
1,
was
selected. McMillin attended the Mint
meeting, and he will also attend the remaining two Manufacturers meetings
this year, in August and December. ·
The purpose
of
the individual class reps
is
to field both positive and
negative comments
on
their specific classes and relay the information to Mark
McMillin, who will bring up the points at the next Manufacturers Advisory
Board meeting for clarification.
1
Then McMillin
is
responsible for notifying
class reps, race related press and chassis manufacturers, such
as
Mirage,
Raceco, Chenowth, T-Mag, etc.,
of
the points brought.up. The current class
reps, in addition
to
McMillin, are David Kreisler, Class 2, John Hagle, Class
10, Rick Frisby, Class 1-2-1600, Stan Parnell, Class 5, Andy Devercelly,
Class 5-1600, Rich Minga, Challenger, Mike Abbott, Class 11.
In addition to the class representatives, the Independent Desert Racers
Association has been formed by the various pit organizations to also field
both positive and negative comments from their specific pit clubs.
The
pit
clubs
involved
are
Chapala
Dusters,
Checkers,
CORE,
FAIR,
Los
Campeones, and Tight 10. This membership
is
open
to
other interested pit
clubs. .George Thompson
of
Checkers
was
nominated and elected the
Managing Director
ofIDRA,
and he will be responsible for communication
between the pit clubs, Score/ HD RA.and the Manufacturers Board rep, Mark
McMillin. Thompson recently announced the addition
of
Fred
Du
Puis to the
IDRA staff
as
Public Relations Director. Fred will be responsible for the
distribution
of
information between IDRA and the news media .
KEEP
FIGHTING
11IE
CRANSTON
BILLI!
On
June
1-t
we
rad
with
some horror an editorial in the Los Angeles Times
enrid~d
''.Olft
for
the
Future." It
is
a paean praising
of
Senator Alan Cranston and his plan
to
close
up to eight million acres
of
the California desert to all visitors, except those on
foot
or
horseback. In one statement the article states that there will be plenty
of
public land left over for multiple use under the Bureau
of
Land
Management. And the closing words say "There
was
so much wild land then
(1872). There
is
so little now
."
How can there be plenty left over for the
general public use, after millions
of
acres are closed, if there
is
so little
of
it left
now!
Please,
if
you care about the future
of
motorized recreation in any state
in
this union, keep your letters flowing
to
your elected representatives
in
Congress. If Cranston succeeds in closing down the California desert for
recreational use, Congress will move
on
and swallow up land in any state that
has land managed for multiple use by the B.L.M.
CORV
A
FLASH!
The
law
offices
of
Gerald
W.
Newhouse in El Toro,
CA
have been retained to evaluate the legality
of
the California Department of
Parks and Recreation's decision to ban "Green Sticker" vehicles from the
Anza Borrego State Park.
COR
VA President Rick Bates stated that the
involvement
of
legal
counsel
is
part
of
CORY A's strategy
on
the Arua
Borrego issue.
For
complete
details call
the
COR
VA
hotline
at
1-800-237-5436.
THE
HORA
FIREWORKS
250
is
shaping up
to
be
a good mid-summer
run with 174 cars entered at the June 12 drawing for starting positions. The
race
is
sponsored by H. Olsen Distributing, the Barstow Budweiser bunch,
and Soutar Motors, the local Nissan dealer.
With
the start/finish line at
Barstow Community College, the course will consist
of
three laps
of
an 80
mile course similar to the one used last December, except it will run
in
reverse.
The
race starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday,July 4, and it will continue on
into the night.
RACING
IN
MICHIGAN! The 12th Annual U.P.
Off
Road 100,
presented by the Bark River Lions Club happens, naturally,
in
Bark River,
Michigan in the Upper Peninsula
on
July 18 and 19. It
is
a true double points
event,.counting for both S.T.O .R.E. Formula Desert Dog Series points and
the Superior
Off
Road Drivers Association points. This race features a 100
percent payback
of
entry
fees
in the class points heats, and an extra purse
donated by Strohs Brewery and the Lion's Club for the three championship
races. The course
is
2.75 miles long, carved
out
oflocal farmland, and the
track patrol
is
donated by a four wheel drive club called the U.P. Stump
Jumpers. This
is
the largest midsummer race in the midwest, and the entire
· community
is
behind the event, which sounds like great fun. Get the full
information from Brian Adams at (906,) 466-2 723
or
Dave Vandermissen at
(906H66-7494. .
(more
TRAIL
NOTES
on
page
10)
Dusty
nmcs
1,e1
HAPPENl
,
NG
·s ,.
A.O.R.A._ .
Arizona Desert Racing Association
P.O. Box
34810
Phoenix, AZ
85067
(602) ,252-1900
July
18
High Country 150
Flagstaff,
AZ
September
5-6
Snowflake
Buggy
Bash
Snowflake, AZ
October
17
Penasco 150
Sonora, M~xico
December
5
Sonoita
to
Rocky Point
Sonora, Mexico _
AMSA
American
Motpr
-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
.
(715)
4~s~z;1s·
~~ftf~~8-2688
-
September-
4-6
.
Brush Run 101
. War.Id
Champ
tonship
Crandon, WI
CALIFORNIA
RALLY SERIES
Lynnette Allison
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
Corona,
CA
91720
(714)
736-1442
July
11
Carlsbad Rally Sprint
Carlsbad,
CA
. \
July
12
CRS
Annual Picnic.
Carlsbad, CA
September
26-27
Cliffs
of
Gorman Rally
Gorman,
CA
October
17
Glen Helen Rallysprint
San Bernardino, CA
December
5-6
East
of
Indio VII
Indio,
CA
CHAMPLAIN
VALLEY
RACING
ASSOCIATION
C.J
. Richards
P.O.
Box
332
Fair Haven,
VT
05743
(802)
265-8616
All races are held
~t
Albany-Saratoga
Speedway, Route 9, Malta, New
York. Class.es are 1-1600,
10,
4
WO
Class 3 and Class 4 plus ATVs.
July. 12
August
2
August
23
September 13
October
4
October
17-18
4
FUN
4.WHEELERS
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
FORDA
.
Florida
Off
Roaders
Drivers' Association
5349
Hansel Ave., C-1
Orlando, Florida
32809
(305)
268~1279
(813)
535-4578
; July 5
Tallahassee, FL
August
2
Lakeland! FL
September 6
Tallahassee, FL
October 4
Lakeland, FL
November
1
. Lakeland, FL
January 10,
1988
. Lakeland, FL ·
f:ebruary 7,
1988
. Lakeland, FL
March
26
Florida
400
_ · ·
Tallahassee, FL
-
FUDPUCKER
RACING
TEAM
250
Kennedy,
#6
Chula Vista, CA 92011
(619)
427-5759
August
8,
1987
Superstition
250
IV
Ancient Dry Lake Bed
El
Centro,
CA
October
3,
1987
200
Mile Plaster City Blast
Plaster City, CA
December
31,
1987
150 Mile Dunaway Dash
El
Centro,
CA
_
GORRA
Georgia
Off
Road
Racing Association
Box 11093 Station -A
Atlanta, GA
30310
.
(404)
927-6432
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
Annu
al 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 Annual Sand-O-Rama
Silver Lake Sand
D~agway
Mears,
MI
-
,
I
GREAT
WESTERN
POINTS
SERIES,
INC.
, Ron Knowlton .
· 831 So. Jason
Denver,
CO
80223
(303)
722-5537
July 19
Raceland
Denver,
CO
August
8-9
St.-Francis,
KS
August
30
Raceland
Denver,
CO
September
iO
· Raceland
Championship - SC
Denver,
CO
,
HORA
,
High Desert Racing Association_
12997 Las Vegas ·Blvd., South ·
Las Vegas, NV
89124
(702)
361-5404
July
3~5,
1987
Fireworks
250
.
· Barstow,
CA
September 11-13,,
1987
Craig/Hi Desert
300
Craig,
CO
December
5,
1987
.
Desert Series Awards Banquet
Las Vegas, NV ·
i'
HIGH
PLAINS OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
·,
Tom
· Freeman
3503
Hall St.
Rapid City, SD
57702
(605) 342-0331 .
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
September
27,
1987
Short Course Race
IOK
FOUR
WHEELERS
. P.O.
Box
36
Cleves,
Ohio
45002
(All
events
staged
at
the
club
grounds in
Cleves, Ohio)
JEEP
CUP
RALLY
SERIES
David Hannum
United
4WD
Associations
(317) 453-9242
July
11
Lindsey, Ontario_
July
12
Denver,
CO
July
18
Victoriaville, Quebec
-.
July
19
Haqison
J:fot Springs,
British Columbia
July
26
Sa
e-
ramento, CA
.
August
2
Atlanta, GA
August
Championship Rally
Reno, NV
MICHIGAN
SPORT
BUGGY
ASSOCIATION
Joh~ Elliott - (517} 835-9923
Bob Ramlow - (616) 345-6407
- July
25
,
-26
MSBA Sprint Race·
Oakley, .MI
August
7-9
Bug-In
Midland, Ml
August
.
16
Gratiot Chapter Sprint Race
' St. -Johns, MI
'
.
August
22-23
Blue
Water
Chapter Enduro
St. Helen, MI
_
August
28-30
\ un Weekend in the Trees
Harrison
,.
MI
.
August
30
·.
Can
Am
. Cha~rer
Sa!"}d
. Drag
/ Bervi
le,
MI ·
Sept
ember
12-13
Over Mt. Baldy
#30
Hillclimb
Silver Lake,
Ml
- September
25-27
Fun Weekend in the Sand
Silver Lake,
MI
- ,September 2 7 - ·
'
Can
Am Ch:i,pter Sand Drag
B.erville,
MI
October
3
1
Mid Michee Sprint Race
..,,
Midland, Ml
MIDWEST
OFF
ROAD
CHALLENGE SERIES
Tommy
Bowling
Rt. 6,
Box
833C
Miqland, TX 79702
(915)
332-1537 -
(915)
563-9154
·
August
1 .
Freedom, OK
September 12
Albuquerque, NM
October· J
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
OFF.
ROAD
CHAMPIONSHIP
GRAND
PRIX
Mickey Thompson
Entertainment
Group
53
Woodlyn
Lane
Bradbury,
CA
91010
(818)
35_9
:
5117
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
July
3-4
Rallye 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
· 2 t'-23
Sunriser
400
Forest Rally
Columbus,
OH
Dick Paddock
(614) 876-2277
Septell)ber
4-5
Rallye
of
the Voyageurs
North
Bay,
Ontario
·· Dave Carlin
(705)
474-8007
Se
p
tember
11-13
Mackinaw Trail Riilly
Traverse
tity,
MI
Kelly ·Brandt
(616)
374-7176
October
2-4
Ojibwe
ProRally
Grand Rapids,
MN
. Bob Nielsen \
(612)
776-447i
October 9-11
Defi Ste.-Agathe
Ste.-Agathe Des Monts,. Quebec
Andre Lavigne
(514) 747-3663
October
28-Noveinber
1
Press
on
Regardless
Houghton,
MI
Dick Cole .
(313) 685-2853
November
21-22
Rally
of
the Tall Pines
Petersborough,
Ontario
Ross
Wood
( 416) 876-1492
.OFF
ROAD
RACING
A.SSOCIA
TION
. ·
.
OF
TEXAS
1421
Lee
Trevino, D-1
El
Paso, TX 79935
(915) 594-8266
November
7
Red Sands 150
El
Paso,
T~
OLYMPUS
INTERNATIONAL
RALLY
John Nagel .
P.O. Box 4254 .
Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206) 754-9717
ONTARIO
ASSOCIATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS
Barry Wannamaker ·
. P.O. Box
688
Bancroft,. Ontario, KOL
lCO,
Canada ·
July
4-5
Highland Grove,
Ont
. .
July
18-19
Belleville,
On
_t.
August
1-2
Brighton, Ont.
·
August
8-9
.Kitchener,
Ont
.
August
14-16
Bancroft,
Ont
.
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July
1987
pusty
Tin1es
Page
8
September
5-6
Kitchener,
bnt.
Septem
her
26-2
7
Kitchener,
Ont.
October
17-18
Kitchener,
Ont.
''
ONTARIO
OFF
ROAD
Barbara Lapointe
4 Bridge St.
E.
Kitchener,
Ontario
N2K 1J2
Canada ·
(519)
743-8841
(All
events
at
Bingeman Park
in Kitchener.)
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
Sandf
est '87
September
13
Off
Road Endurance Races
September
26-27
Ontario
Off
Road Challenge
October
10-11
Oktoberfest
Endurance/ Mudbog
October
17-18
Oktoberfest
Challenge
'87
October
31-November
1
Off
Road Endurance Series Finale
'
~r._
~·- .
-
II
,
'/j
I
'
O.O.R.R.A.
.
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Association
Larry Terry
9220
N.
E.
23rd
Oklahoma City,
OK
73141
(405)
769-5491
(All races located at Freedom,
OK}
Vic Brurnham ,
Freedom Chapter President
(405)
621-3428
July
10-11
Moccasin Creek
250
.
August
.1
Freedom
300
October
16-17
O.O
.R.R.A. 150
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
Palos Verdes Estates,
CA
90274
(213)
375-4570
(213)
534-2747
July
f2
Willow Springs Raceway
Rosamond,
CA
July
26
Willow Springs Raceway
Rosamond,
CA
,
POST
I
Pennsylvania
Off
Road
Short
Track · ..
Shark Saxon
RD
#
3,
Bo~
9
Towanda, ·
PA
118848 ·
(717)
265-3076
. . I .
All events in
Monroet
o
n,
PA at the
intersection
of
Routes 414 & 220.
I
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
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December 5
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26
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August
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November
1
1987 Championship Race
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October
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July 11-14, 1987
New Zealand Rally
Auckland, New Zealand
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August
2-9,
1987
Argentine Rally
Buenos Aires, Argentina
August
26-30,
1987
1000 Lakes Rally
Jyvaskyla, Finland
September
22-26,
1987
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October
11-17,
1987
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November
22-26,
1987
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TRAIL
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NOTES
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SUSQUEHANNOCK
TRAIL
PRO
.RALLY FLASH.
John
.Buffum,
Tom
Grimshaw
and
the
Audi
Sport
Quattro
won
_
overa.11
at
the
Susquenhannock Trail in Pennsylvania early in June.
Rod
Millen and Harry
Ward
won
Group
Aina
Mazda
323,
the team
of
David Lapham and Susan _
Ferretti won
GT
Production in a Mitsubishi Starion, and Niall Eeslie and
Tom
Drake won Production Class in a Toyota C0rolla.
· After three events
John
Buffum leads the drivers' points overall with
60
·,
and
Tom
Grimshaw has the same
60
points leading the co-drivers standings.
A.udi leads the Manufacturers championship wi\h
60
points, Mazda.is
secol'lG
with
AD,
Dodge
is
third with
32,
and Toyota, at 26,
is
just ahead
of
V olkj,wagen, at
21
points. . . ·
Rod
Millen leads the
Group
-A
driver battle with
40
points, Richey
Watanabe
has 2 7, and Clive Smith has
20.
The
co-drivers, with the same
points are Harry
Ward,
Howard Watanabe and Jean Lindamood. In
Production
GT
the points are
40
for Doug Shepherd
andR.
Dale Kraushaar,
20
for David Lapham and Susan Ferretti, and 17 for Henry and Cynthia
Krolikowski.
Guy
Light and Jim Brandt lead the Production Class with
50
points, Bruce Davis and Mike
Neff
are second with 2 7 points. There
is
a three
way tie at
20
points for third between Paul Choiniere and
Scott
Weinheimer;
Niall Leslie and
Tom
Drake, and
John
Crawford and Joe Andreini.
There
will
be a full
report
on
the Susquehannock Trail in the August issue, along with all
the news from the Olympus
World
Championship Rally in Washington .
FLORIDA
RACING
ON
TRACK.
Tom
Williams
Productions
is
working in conjunction with
3D
Sports
and Lakeland (Florida) Interstate
Speedway
to
promote
FORD
A
off
road racing events
at
the Speedway.
While
3D
Sports
is rebuilding and repaving the stock car track, they are keeping the
off
road course intact and are developing an
off
road.spectator area.
FORDA
has six events scheduled there through February 1988, and the report
on
the
first event last May
is
in this issue.
The
schedule
is
in 'Happenings'.
This
is
a keen, centrally located .area near Tampa for
off
road
short
course racing, and it should complement the three longer course, rough track
events
FORD
A runs at the Crowder Pits in Tallahassee each season.
It
is
good
to
know
that
FORDA
is
alive and healthy again, and
that
the devoted racers
have a place
to
hold the weekend bashes.
GENERAL TIRE MOTORSPORTS DIVISION has announced its 1987
contingency
program
for
the
S.T.O.R.E.
(Short
Track
Off
Roa&
Enterprises). General
Tire
will pay
$200
for first in class in Classes 1,
2,
1-1600,
2-1600,),4,
,
5-1600,6,
7,8,
9,
10, 11, 13 and 14.
The
entrant
must
start
and finish
on
General Tires exclusively, and.display decals
on
a least two
sides
of
the vehicle.
To
be eligible for the contingency, a class
must
have a
minimum
of
four starters.
Special tire prices for
off
road
racers are again available in 1987 through
General Tire's
Off
Road Racers Purchase Program. Any
off
road driver
competing in approved races
is
eligible for the discount. Purchase
of
tires
within
30
days
prior
to
any race will be covered by the program.
The
special
rate applies
to
various sizes
of
light truck tires; Grabber AP, Grabber AT,
Grabber
MT, Ameri
Grip
LT, Super All Grip,
GLT
Traction II and Ameri
Steel LT. Drivers who qualify and are interested in
the
·program can contact
any General
Tire
dealer
or
call toll free 1-800-321-7575 and ask
for
"Competition
Price Information." They will be advised
of
the tire prices
and
directed
to
the nearest General
Tire
dealer
or
store. · ·
WORRA
RACING.
The
May 17 long weekend was a great
one
for the
Kamloops race, held
on
Sunday with plenty
of
travel time.
The
weather was
perfect,
about
70
degrees, and the new
track
was challenging
to
the drivers,
exciting
to
watch; and
didn't
destroy the equipment.
Wayne
Moore
won the
Obstacle Course, followed by
Tom
Moore
and Richard Ziegler. Gerry
Charlton
won
over Steve Cocking and Jeff Peacock in the
Pro
Buggy bash, and
Bob Nyeste
took
the win from
Tom
Moore
in Heavy Metal.
The
Sportsman
race was spectacular with a tight fight for second place early
on
between Irene
Crowie,
Wayne
Moore
and
Chet
McKinnon.
Gordon
Fleske won
therace,
Chet
McKinnon was second, followed qy
Wayne
Moore
and Irene Crowie. ·
Guy
Harrison had a
hard
time deciding which way the track went
on
one
comer,
but
he finished fifth.
JEEP
CUP
RALLY.
For
the second year in a
row
Dick Ecelbarger,
of
Tucson
and
Ron
Hayslett
of
White
Sands, NM,
won
the Phoenix Jeep
Cup
·
Off
Road
Rally last May. As last year, it was the first event in the series.
Following the winners,
who
scored
46,
came
John
Ving and
Chris
Carrillo
of
Tucson, David
Harned
and James Williams
of
El Paso, TX,
Californians
Ty
Holmquist
and
Newt
Withers,
Ron
an:d
Ellen Christensen
of
Salt Lake City, Arizonans Greg
Creco
and
John
Getchell,
and
Phil
Hanson
and
Ray Daoust.
Rob
Cherry
of
Prescott,
AZ
and Randy Hensley
of
Apple
Valley,
CA
were eighth, and finishing
ninth
was the first woman team
to
ever
place in the
top
·ten in a Jeep
Cup
·Rally, Kelly Montague and
Donna
Whittaker,
from Phoenix.
In
tenth
place was Kris
Tvedt
and Jim
Whitlock
of
Tucson. ·
The
top
three
teams
won
an expense paid
trip
to
Reno,
N~vada for the
Jeep
Cup
Championship runoff,
to
be held August 28-30.
There
the
top
three
winners from
the ten
preliminary events, five in the
USA
and five in Canada,
will compete for the
North
American Jeep
Cup
4x4 Rally Championship. In
Reno
the teams will be provided with identically equipped Jeep Comanche
pickup
trucks for
the
competition.
The
Jeep
Cup
is sponsored by American
Motors
Corp.
and
its Jeep dealers, as well as Shell
Oil
Company, Goodyear
Tires, the
Stroh
Brewi::"ry,
Turbo
Wash,
and Brahma, Inc.
It
is sanctioned by
the
Sports
Car
Club
of
America
and
the
United
Four
Wheel
Drive
Association.
For
more
info',.
don't
call us, check _the rally dates in
'Happenings'
or
call 1-800-JEEP CUP.
OFF
ROAD
RAC,JNG
IN
THE
NORTHEAST,
The
Champlain Valley
Racing Association has plans
to
expand activities from the current base
at
Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York.
The
two new locations are
Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, New York, and the popular Devil's
Bowl Speedway in
West
Haven, Vermont, which hosted an
ATC
race last '
month. C.J. Richards, Director
of
Racing for CVRA, says his prime goal is to
explore these new sites and get established this year so a solid schedule
of
racing operations that will include ATC,
off
road racing, Go-Karts, and
mud
racing can be set for 1988.
The
off
road cars have a good schedule
at
Albany-Saratoga this season, and plans are to also hold
ATC
races in the
winter
at
these three locations.
Dusty Times
ROGER
MEARS
AND
SPENCER
LOW
CAPTURE
DUAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Once
again,
the
competition
proved
to
be
no
match
for
Nissan
Hardbody
toughness
and
strength
as
Roger
Mears
and
Spencer
Low
emerged
victors
in
the
SCORE
Baja
lnternacionale
Off-.Road
Race,
June
6-Z
This
year
a
sizable
field
of
299
_
entrants
competed
on
a
461-
mile
.
course
that
proved
to
be
as
fast
as
it
was
picturesque.
In
the
end,
though,
itwas
VS-powered
Hardbody
speed
and
strength
which
prevailed.
First,
in
Class
7
as
Mears
along
with
co-driver
· -
Brent
Foe
beat
Manny
Esquerra's
Ford.
In
yet
another
classic
duel,
the
two
raced
neck
and
neck
until,
just
miles
from
the
finish
line,
Esquerra
broke
a
wheel,
enabling
the
Mears
team
to
win
by
32
minutes.
Then,
in
Class
7S,
veteran
driver
Spencer
Low,
along
with
Paul
Delang,
thoroughly
dominated
the
field,
once
again
finishing
wello
J
an
hour
ahead
of
their
nearest
competitor.
Nissan
congratulates
the
Mears
and
Low
teams
on
their
out-
standing
display
_
of
driving
skill.
Of
course,
events
such
as
these
mean
more
to
us
than
victory.
The
challenge
of
racing
makes
us
push
ourselves
to
the
limit
...
and
then
some.
And
it's
the
knowl-
edge
we
gain
fr6m
our
racing
success
that
helps
us
enhance
the
power,
performance
...
the
pure
fun
and
pleasure
of
the
cars
and
trucks
we
build
for
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street.
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too,
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cars.
Just
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$10
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1
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remember
to
also
check
out
our
family
ear~
rf
winners
at
y~
ur
nearest
Nissan
dealer
today.
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THE
NA/VIE
IS
NISSAN
Pony
Express
•••
The
way
the
1987-1988
·
powertoeliminatetheclassfrom
busyhelpingusandseveralother
Score/
HORA
rules read, you existence.
In
rhe early
80's
,they teams. He . certainly earned · his
h
48
made it a class for
one
4
··
wo
co~ride! " .
must
ave entries
per
year
in
a k h 1
70
h .. w
·.
e also
had
a lo·t
of
hel-p f_
ro
_ m
· I t. ·t mini pie
u_h.
In
t e
_ate
'st
e
·.
given c
-ass
to
con
mue
I s h I the' Class 4 team
of
_
Do
·nah·"'°,
After reading
the
"Score
!
HORA
Manufacturer's Advisory
Board
Report"
in your
June
issue, I checked the Class 10, 4
valves
per
cylinder,
engine
reference against my copy
of
their
own
minute
s
of
that
meeting. Class
10
racers beware!
The
issue
is
not
as dead
as
this
article leads
you
to
believe.
As
·
the Checkers club rep for the
"Independent
Desert
Racers
Association"
(IDRA)
I
can
guarantee, unlike the Board,
that
any information
from
IDRA
will
include
the
name
of
the
person·
that
wrote
it!
Jeff
Hibbard
Canyon
Country,
CA
Jeff
1s
quite
right,
and
DUSTY
TIMES
has learned recently that the
opening
up
of
Class
IO
engine
rules
will
be
brought
up
again
at
the
next
manufacturer's me.
eting,
the
Monday
afre~
Score
's
Riverside
race.
In
fact
, a
check
on
the
text
of
''Tech
Tips"
ii1
the same June issue
reveals that Bill Savage
is
urging ·
more consideration for mq
re
exotic
engines in Class
IO.
Keep your
letters floii;ing to Score, HORA,
and
Bill Savage to prote
c;
t the health
of
Class
w
as
it
nc
1u
,
_ix1
sts.
·
By the way, hoth T ech Tips
and
the Manufacturer's Advisory Board ·
Report are · supplied
to
. us
by
the
desert
series
.
pr
e
ss
people,
and
since
onl
y
members
are
all
q
wed
at
the
"Bciard"
meetings,
we
hav
e
1u
i"
way
of knowing
what
really was said
and
done
.
I enjoy
your
· coverage
of
Divisional, U .S. and
World
.
Championship
rallying.
Your
rally
reports
a:re
tne
most
comprehensive that I-have found
anywhere.
One
suggestion
that
might be appreciated is
to
list the
top
ten finishers
at
the
end
of
the
article like you
do
with some
off
road race reports. It is a lot easier
to
read
the
results in list form
than
to
sort
·
them
out
of
the
paragraphs.
Your rally pictures are great,
and getting
the
inside story from
Tom
Grimshaw
·
is
downright
exciting!-
Thanks
. for a good
magazine. ·
Dave Hintz
College Park,
WA
We
think
·
our
rally
guys,
Tom
Grimshaw,
Martin
Holmes
and
Rod
Koch are pretty special wo, hut
Summertime
Fun!
SUPERSTITION
·
250
IV
·,
Saturday
Night
August
8,
.
1987
Info:
Fud:
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Jeff
Wright:
(619)
561-4810
Presented
by
the
Fudpucker
Racing
Team
Page 12
they
will
probahly
no«· iant u
raise
.
When
space permits
wedo
try
to
list
the top ten
at
the
end
of
ei
,
ery
rally
swry, ,and the existing /JOints
· standings when available.
· · h
Th
·
sport
ut1
tty
ve
1c
es
wer
.e ""'
existence
mto
t e next year.
is
d h h 4 4
Ph1·J1:~s
and·Renoe,
who
w_
ere
out
is
not
going
to
be
the
case with req·uire
to
run
wit
t e x
cl
Class 3
or
Class 14
in
1988. pickups. My personal experience
on
t e first lap
but
stayed, an
Four
wheel drive vehicles
that
was as follows. In
one
race, the really pitched in
to
help anyone
1978
M
.
400
cl
· · 1973 wh·o needed
them
at
the
General
represent
off
reading in
~merica
mt
rivmg a I
bb
are the type
of
vehicle
that
the Bronco, I was the fourth large
Tire
pit
:
Our
Genera
·
Ora
er
tr
k the
fl
·n1·sh
J1·ne
The
MTs
took
a severe beating with
majority
of
Americans use
to
go uc across
I want
to
take a
moment
to
ff d I h h I h first truck was Walker" Evans, 2
no
problems, as usual. ·
I h d h
o roa ing. t
is
t e ve
ic
e t at, k h
cl
We
used KC
H1·L1'tes
·
£og
11
·ghts
personally
thank
Sa Fis an
is
· h
La
M" h h I
WO
pie up, t e secon was
,,
entire staff, particularly Steve wit · rry mor
at
t e w ee Parnelli Jones, 2
WO
pickup,
fo.r
the first
i:ime
and they really
h I f
and
Rod
Hall
co
-drivng won the d
II
4
WO
worked
well.
We'd
lt
'
ke
to
thank
Kassanyi,
for
t e leve o
1967
Baja
1000
and created an third was
Ro
Ha
in
a d h I
cooperation
and
respect
entire new realm
of
auto
racing pickup,
and
I was
fourth
in
the the above
sponsors
an
4W
ee
everyone showed the
IDRA
at h
Id
· h d .Bronco. I was second
in
class, ten
Parts
Wholesalers,
Coast
h
I h
, for t e wor . It
is
t e ivision d
11
Mach1·ne (dr1·
veJ1
·ne), Smittybilt
t e Score
J;3aja
lnternaciona t
is
that
created drivers
the
likes
of
minutes behin Ha .
year. Frankly, I came
to
the race Sherman Balch,
John
Baker,
In
another
race,
the
1979
Baja
and
Conejo
Off
Road
and
RV
expecting,
at
best, a small
portion
James
Gamer
(the actor),
Rod
1000
to
La
Paz, still in my
'73
Center
for all their
support.
We
of
your
time. Instead, I was given Hall, Larry Minor, J.M. Bragg,
to
Bronco,
out
of
approximately sure
do
appreciate it. .
complete access
to
all the race name a few. It
will
no
longer.exist
250
car
entries, I was
20th
The
high
point
of
the
whole
activities
and
allowed
to
take an as a class.
Sounds
Crazy! Well overall. My reward for
that
finish
race
was
finishing
second,
active
part
in
the
staging
of
the gentlemen, this
is
the
case was a
third
in class, having been
de
.spite
our
serious
problehs,
race itself. I learned a
great
deal according
to
the
rules, believe it beaten by Roger Mears,
fourth
and
we really had a
lot
of
fun t is
from 'the ex'perience
and
look overall, first in Class 3, driving a time.
We
were sad
to
se
e:
only
or
not.
cl
forward
to
working wtth your
In
1985,
the
large 4
WO
truck 4
WO
pickup, and
Rod
Hall, eight entries this year ';
ompare
staff again,
at
Riverside. · classes were divided
into
two second in class driving a 4
WO
to 17
in
1986,
due
to
the rule
Previously I had little insight segments, Class 4 for pickups pickup.
That
ain't
fair·. I mean
ifl
changes in Class
3.
We
su.re hate
into
the
me<::hanics
of
putting
on
and
Class 3 for all
other
sport
was lucky enough
to
'
getthe
1013
to
see this class eliminated.
an · event
of
this magnitµde, utility vehicles.
And,
this is . miles
to
La Paz,
20th
overall, ten,
Mike
Schwellinger
beyond paying my entry fee
and
exactly
how
it
should
be.
By
minutes,
behind
Hall, my 1973
Conejo
Of(Road
Team
standing
on
the
gas at the 1986,
under
that
format, Class 3 Bronco
should
have been better
Newbury
Park,
CA
mo_ment
the
green flag ~ropped.
had
, become, at many·
of
the than
third
in class. In
both
·these After returning from the
Mint
This
experience has given m_e races, the largest truck class
in
races
i'
was
the
first 4
WO
in any
400
and washing
off
aH
the
dust, I
new.
respect for
the
effort
!t
participation.
In
1986
Class 3 class,
other
than
a pickup,
to
must
admit
Walt
Lot;t
outdid
reqmres
t?
p~t
on
a
~ace
of
th~s
· was the
mos
( perfectly balanced
··
finish. I use these examples himself
on
a tough, real tough
sort.
Whtie
I
II
admit
that
_t~ts class in
off
road racing.
For
, purely
to
emphasize
the
point
race. As crew chief
on
two
cars,
one
experience . har~ly quabfi~s example, . in the ~eight points
that
I
think
to
consider running "which
both
self destructed, the
me
as_
an expert m this-process, it races, eight different cars were
sport
utility 4
WO
vehicles with
··
only
drawba
e-
J<
.
to
a great
certainly
ha~
added
to
my
winners.
The
driver
points
total 4
WO
[ickups
is
utter
folly. weekend·
was
downtown
at
tech
understanding
of
some
of
the at the
end
of
the
season ended
in
I fee
that
.i
f we
do
no
t now,
and
con
tJ·n
genc;_y.
· I
don't
pitfalls inv~lve~. · . . a flat footed tie at 444
points
imrnediately voice
our
opinions
understand
the
$~00 ..
00
space
·
By
workmg
together, m this between
Matt
Pike
and
Don
·
to
Score
/
HDRA
' .
and
the
charge which obvi"oi.tsly reduced
way,
it_
is
myfeelini;( tna
h,
ve
can Adams. manufacturers,
i:he
real
off
road the
~umbe
_r
of
participants.
The
.
only
improve
the
·
__
SCO
_
RE
/ _ Based
up
Qn these . facts, it vehicles . used by the general
buggy
suppliers
were
not
HORA
series
and.
increase the would-seem
that
·tne·
promoters,
-'
public will
no
· Jonger exist as a represented well,
and
from
start
spmt
of
cooperatton
that
has drivers
and
-manufacturers would racing
··
class.
If
you will, as
soon
as
to
finish we were assembly lined
b_eeh ~stab_lished betw~en
our
recognize
that
at least
one
perfect possible, send
me
.your responses through in thirty minutes
or
less.
organ
1za
t1ons
.
Aga
tn,
m Y racing class had been established.
--·
and
suggestions, I will redistrib-
It
was
not
nearly as enjoyable as.
congratulations
to
the
en
.tire Right! Wrong! Somewhere
in
the
..
ute
therp back
to
each
one
of
you _ in the past. Still, in all it, was a
Score staff. You guys
put
on
one
~moke filled, back
room
of
·
and
to
Scoi;e/Hq~A
and
the ~reat race!! See
you
~~xt·year.
hell
of
a good race. Score/
HORA,
some manufac-
manufacturers
. Smee t.here
a,r.e
. ,
Mike
Gertsen
George
Thompson
turer, some driver, some entity
no
longer driv~r reps~ for the_ Oswskey Ra~ing
Managing
Director
(IDRt\)
with
unknown
powers
of
class~s,
and
hopmg
to
see Clsiss 3 · Mesa, AZ
Ojai,
CA
persuasion convinced the rule s~rv1ve,
and
at
the
request
ofSa
_l . I' would like
to
. take~ this
make
·
rs
that
equality
in
F1~h,
I have
pr
:esumed
to
_have
opportun
_i
ty
to
·
tha
_
nk
some
far-
I ho.pe all my friends
and
competition was wrong· for
auto
this __ lette_r published
to
gam
aII,
sighted racing teams for their
supporters
read this note. · I racing.
The
powers
that
be · poss1ble
mput.
·•
support
at
the
recent
Mint
400
..
would like
to
thank
some
of
decided therefore
to
make the Gale Pike You see I was a
one
man
these fine people- for their class less competitive
and
more
54.5
Emerald
Bay
contingency
operation
trying
to
support
and
fine
products.
These
restrictive,
thus
] i
mi
ting
Laguna Beach,
CA
92651
test the response
of
setting up a
include: Metal Ma
st
ers Welding, competition. I guess
that
is
what All
Class
3 and 14
drivers
should
program for
Robert
Bosch
Corp
.
Pro
A
TV,
HPS Oif, Saco and
Pro
some
drivers and manufacturers voice their
opinion
,
and
Pike
is
-Although I
had
no
money
·
or
Terrain
Racing.
Without
these desire
most
~
winning,
not
making
it easy for you.,
Write
him
product
to
offer
at
the time, these
key people and products, the competing. right now! For more
on
this subject, fine teams
and
individuals took it
fir
st
place win in Class
44
in
my
The
upshot
of
this
new
read
the
next
letter
.
upon
themselves
to
run
our
Odyssey
would
have
been
restricted class
is
that in the 1987 decals
or
offer
support
and
· 'bl
Our
en
_tire team
en1
·
oyed
the d
impos
st
e.
Ba1·a
Internacional, Class 3 had a vice. .
Th
. ·
t · carnival
atmosphere
at
contin- I h
ts
is
my trs year racmg . just
three
entries.
~ow,
the
Congratu
ations
to
t e Martin
Score,
so
racing
the
Baja
promoters
are highly concerned gency during
th
e
Mint
4
oo.
We
. Brothers for their fine Class 2
Internacional was
quite
a thrill
to
and disturbed.
The
question
put
might be a
bit
prejudiced,
but
we win and a hearty thanks
to
RCR
say the least.
The
course was very
to
me was,
"What
do
we
do
thought
WE
had the best looking Plumbing, La
Victotia
Salsa,
f:
b I
· R team!
At
least
one
·
TV
crew
ast, ut
sow
at times. acers now?"·
The
answer seems
to
be Team Casablanca, Roger Mears'
II
h
cl
f
•· · thought
so
too
, since we made f
rea Y a
to
st
ay away
rom
quite obvious and very simple. crew, Ray Evans o General Tire,
some
of
those treacherous cliffs.
Return
to
what
we had.
Two
the Las Vegas news
that
night! Sal Fish
of
Score, Santa Monica:
One
mi
st
ake
a
nd
it
is
all over! classes for
4x4
large trucks. Class
There
were
a.
couple
of
th
ings
Off
Road Racing, · Llewellyn
D
· h I
d'd
h we
didn't
like
about
the
Mint
-
unng
t e race .
1
ave a 4,
4x4
pickups, and Class 3 for Racing and
Ron
Fleming
of
few
mmor
probl~ms, among all
other
4
WO
sport
utility
400.
The
last
minute
time change F.A.T.
It
is
my
sincere ,
hope
that
them were
two
flat tires, a
broken
vehicles. Based
upon
the
many for
impounding
and
the
parade
your
efforts
will .
be
both
clutch belt
and
a
broken
re~r,
· modifications and changes
that
did
no
th
ing for
th
e efficiency
of
rewarding·
to
you, and Bosch
as
shock. I even managed
to
roll
1t
. have already been m'ade
to
the race.
There
was
at
least a
two
well. See
you
l!t
B,arstow.
The
roughest
par_t
of
the
course existing Class
3
and l
4
cars, my
hour
wait during
the
chaos
of
' .
Marty
fiolka
was between
0Jos
Negr~s
_to
recommendations as
to
design staging.
The
race itself, however, . Foster City,
CA
S
T
h h
t
lived
up
to
its
reputation
of
being
anto
omas, w ere t e
maion
Y limitations are as follows: DUSTY TIMES
welcomes
letters''
f bl d Aft
one
of
the
most
demanding,
and
,
o my
pro
ems_
occurre
· . er - from all coryiers
ofo"c
road activi"" .
.'
S T
th
1. Stock frames ( may be the course was very well marked.
11
•J
,
anto
omas
tt was
smoo
The
Pon'V Ext>ress
col
-
umn
will
sail_in~
all the way
to
Camalu. reinforced).
The
first lap was a piece
of
cake
feature
all
the
mail
we
can
fit
mto-
This
ts
the same car
_th~t
wo
_n
_last
2. Engines
of
the
same
-
and
we
had
the
fastest time in the space. Please keep your words
year_
with
Ron
Gnffm
dnvmg
. manufacturers. laps 1, 3
and
4,
but
things started
fairly
brief.
Because
of
space
,
Agam,
thanks
for
all
the
_
support
. 3. Bodies
of
the same style and going downhill during
the
second .
limitations,
,
your
pearls
of
prose
may
Dennis Rogers configurations ·as manufactured. lap.
We
broke
the front axle and
be
edited,
but
DUSTY TIMES
will
D
CA
Period. housing, fractured
the
roll cage
owney' I have personally been a racer and had
to
replace the r_adiator. print
your
gripes
as
well
as
your
To
All Class 3 a
nd
Class· 14
in
C
lass3forth
e
pastl5seasons.
Fortunately,
one
·
of
our
praises
.
Letters
·
fprpublication
Owners
a
nd
Drivers: I ha
ve
watched the
prom
oters sponsors, George Kreider
of
should
be
at
the
DUSTY
TIMES
Class. 3 no longer· e
xi
sts - it's
uphe
ave,
pu
sh a
round
, and
in
Kreider's Welding, had his new
office
·
by
the
r5th
of
the
month
in
hi
sto
ry
it's ka
put
it's
go
n
e.
general
do
evervthing
in
their truck_ at the race and he w
as
kept
_
order
to
apoea
..-
in
th
e
next
iss~-~
July 1987
Dusty Times
By]
ean
Cal
.
vin
Photos: Trai::ksid.e Photo Enterprises
took over
the
helm and led
at
San
Felipe by 12 minutes over
Kreisler,
who
was less than a
minute
ahead
of
McMillin.
At
a
total mileage
of
285
Chris
Robinson
had moved the
Olds
Calais into fourth,
about
14
more
minutes back as the cars
headed
north,
theti
west.
Crabtree
held the lead
on
the
road
· through Matias
and
past
Trinidad,
about
75 percent
of
the
distance.
The
Gordon
Chenowth
now had eight minutes
on
Kreisler,
who
had
stopped
for a
tire
and
some
welding.
McMillin/ Ewalt were a minute
back here, Bob · Richey
and
Harold
Nicks had their Raceco
up
to
fourth,
and
Jim
and
Mark
Temple were in fifth,
but
soon
came
to
grief.
on
Mark McMillin,
who
was
going · alone in his
Chenowth/
Porsche. Just over a
minute
back
came
Ivan
Stewart,
Toyota
pickup, with
Ron
Gardner
/ Bud
Feldkamp,
Chenowth
, just a
minute behind him. Larry Noel
was a few
more
minutes
down
in
his Chaparral, followed by Frank
Snook
/ Eric Arras, ·Raceco.
Up
the
mountain
through
Mike's Smith held the lead,
handing over to young
Rob
Gordon
at Matias,
but
Mark
McMillin was in the same
minute.
At
San Felipe McMillin
gained the lead
over
Ivan Stewart
by 16 minutes, as
Gordon
had
some
down
time. Noel was down
and
out
on
the dry lake, and
Steve Sourapas/ Dave Richard-
son moved
up
to
third, three
minutes back, and
Gordon
was
four
more
minutes down
in
fourth,
but
healthy again.
Bob Gordon won his
third
overall victory
of
the season in Baja, this time with Tim Crabtree c
o-driving
the
potent
Class 2
Chenowth, and the team led all the way,
461
miles, and were first to arrive back in Ensenada. ·
On
the
home
stretch the
Gordon
Chenowth
stretched
out
the lead, arid it was early
afternoon when
Tim
Crabtree
took
the checkered flag, the team
taking first overall car
honors
and second only
to
the winning
unlimited bike
on
total time.
Corky
McMillin and Brian Ewalt
had
no
obvious trouble in the last
miles either, and
took
second
in
Class 2 and
third
overall in cars,
about
12
minutes back. Kreisler
and Nobles
dropped
a minute
here and there
and
came in third,
just three
more
minutes
down
.
By
Check 9
Rob
Gordon
was
second, making
up
most
of
the
lost time,
but
he was well back
from McMillin . who just sailed
along.
Sourapas
/
Richardson
were
about
ten
more
minutes
back, a couple
of
minutes ahead
of
Stewart, and
Snook
/ Arras
were holding
on
in fifth. Stewart
lost an engine
in
the
pine forest,
Sourapas
/
Richardson
gor
·
through
Check
11
before
vanishing, and Mark .McMillin
never missed a beat. He looked
fresh after his soio drive to the
Class 1 victory and second over-
all. Running hard,
Rob
Gordon
kept his second place
all
the
way
to the finish line. It is curious that
dad
Gordon
won
Class 2
and
son
Gordon
was. secol,ld in Class
1,
while dad McMillin was second
in
Class 2 arid
son
McMillin won
Class 1.
Who
says
off
road racing.
If it's June, this
must
be Baja!
For
sure it was for the desert
series racers early in June, as the
clan gathered for the first points
race in Mexico this year.
The
entry got
off
to
a slow
start
in
size,
but
built rapidly in the week
prior
to
the
race.
The
final tally
produced
214
starting
cars
augmented by a flock
of
motor-
cycle
and
A
TV
entries, which
brought
the starting
number
up
to
a great
299
vehicles.
The
June weather was typical
with fog
and
mist
in
the mornings
and late evenings, burning
off
to
humid
and
sunny afternoons
in
Ensenada
.
Once
again
the
contingency row was set
up
on
the street in front
of
the Bahia
Hotel, with a new twist. All the
donor
vehicles were
parked
on
one
side
of
the street, which
made it · far easier for the race·
vehicles to.wend their way down
the several blocks, chat with the
folks,
and
go
on
to
th
e tech
inspection
and
impound
elsewhere.
With
the
congestion
eased
011
the street, there were
few
late comers, and it
was
the
largest crowd in
memory
at the
drivers' meeting;
in
fact they had
to
have two sessions, later
on
Friday night.
The
race course was designed
to
keep
the
hot
weather running
on
the east side
of
the peninsula
down
to
a
minimum
.
Out
of
Ensenada the
route
went
to
Ojos
Negros, then
southwest
to Santo
Tomas,
out
to
the Pacific Ocean
and
down
the
beach
to
Camalu.
From
there it was U{) the hills
to
Mike's Sky Ranch,
down
the hill
to
Matias Pass and across the
burning sand
of
Diablo Dry Lake
to
the San Felipe Zoo. Next it was
north
to
3 Poles, and alongside
the
highway
back
through
Matias,
on
to
the
pine forest and
west
to
Ojos
Negros and the
Gorky
McMillin
and
Brian Ewalt used the Porsche
power
in their Chenowth to
eat up the miles
quickly
and
they finished
second
in Class 2 and
third
overall.
Malcolm Smith sails down the Pacific shores in the Chenowth he shared with
Rob
Gordon
,
and
the
pair
caine back from problems
for
second
spot
in Class 1.
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14
finish in Ensenada.
On
race day
fog
and rain were present in the
morning
and
evening, especially
along the Pacific
shore
and
in the
sewer bogs near Ensenada.
This year Class 2 started first,
and Bob
Gordon,
with BFG's
Frank DeAngelo riding shotgun,
was the first car away in the grey
morning.
The
bikes had gone
off
into the fog much earlier.
There
were 16 Class 2 starters,
more
than half
of
them
strong
teams.
Gordon
led
the
group
to
Camalu
in
the
Chenowth
,
but
Danny
and
Marty Letner, Raceco-Porsche,
were only three minutes back,
followed
in
less than a
minute
by
Dave
Kreisler
and
Curley
Nobles, Raceco.
Corky
McMil-
lin/ Brian Ewalt were another
half minute back,
and
this was
159
miles into the
461
mile
course.
Gordon
held the lead
on
time
and
on
the road as
Tim
Crabtree
The
finishers were scrambled a
bit
in the last miles in Class 2.
Chris
Robinson
and
Rod
Anderson
nailed fourth in the
Olds,
just
49
seconds ahead
ot
Bob Richey
/Harold
Nicks.
The
other
five finishers were, in
order,
Perry
·
NcNeil
/
Roger
Rolfe, Jim and Mark Temple,
Walter
Pri'nce/ Susan Steele,
all
in
Racecos. Danny
and
Marty
Letner lost bags
of
time
at
Matias
with trans and electrical trouble,
but
were next fol!o'wed by Brent
Miller
and
Skip
·
Brandt,
Chenowth.
Fourteen
took
the green .in
Class
1,
and
this gang started
out
in
close
quarters
also.
The
team
of
Malcolm Smith/
Rob
Gordon,
with Smith starting, whipped
into Camalu in the lead, the ·
Chenowth
holding a slim minute
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Dave Kreisler
and
Curley Nobles stayed close all day in the super long Raceco,
coming
in a very close
third
in Class 2
and
fifth overall.
is
not
a family sport? ,
Staying close all day,
Tom
Koch
and
Larry Bolin came from
the middle
of
the pack
to
place
third in Class 1 in their Raceco.
Doing
a
similar
act,
Dan
Cornwell and Del Mathews came
from
Washington
to
take fourth
in
a
Chenowth,
just ahead
of
Frank
Snook
/
Eric
Arras.
.
Starting
strong,
troubles
dropped
the
Funco
of
Al Arciero
and Rick
Munyon
to
sixth
at
the
flag, followed .in by
Chet
and
Lloyd Huffman in an
ORE
Toyota.
Loaded with serious racers,
Class 8 was next away, a dozen
strong and nine
of
i:hem finished.
This was a horse race
all
the way,
but
Mint
400
winner Stan
Gilbert
was
out
early after an on
course
collision
with
Steve
McEachern
left
Gilbert's
shattered
Ford
parked after
Cneck 1. McEachern nursed his
damaged Chevy through Check 5
before giving up. Meanwhile,
Walker
Evans, Dodge; led the
first three legs,
but
at Camalu he
Flying high over the fast Baja roads, Chris Ffobinson and
Rod
Anderson
took fourth in Class 2 in the Olds,
by
a slim
margin
of
49 seconds.
Tom Koch
and
Larry
Bolin
had a few disasters in their
Class 1 Raceco,
but
they kept moving fast enough to place
well,
third
in Class
1.
·
July
1987
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