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FEATURES
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HORA
Fireworks
250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
MTEG
Stadium
Racing
at
the
Kingdome
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Susquehannock
Trail
Pro
Rally
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SNORE
Twilight
200
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Great
Western
Points
Series
in
Kansas
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FORDA
Racing
at
Lakeland,
Florida
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Miller
Hi Life
at
Glen
Helen
Park
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Spring
Racing
at
Antigo,
Wisconsin
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World
Championship
Acropollis
Rally
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Spring
Racing
Action
in
Georgia
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World
Championship
Toyota
Olympus
Rally
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Stadium
Racing
in
Toronto
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55
IDodge
Colt
Vista
Wagon
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DEPARTMENTS
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Trail
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The
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Judy
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Yokohama
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Club
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SCCA
So-Pac
Divisional
Rally
Report
by
Lynnette
Allison
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Good
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Pit
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and
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THE COVER - The HORA Fireworks
250
produced tight
competition in most classes, and the teams in our cover cars had to
fight hard for their victories. Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson
·avenged their narrow loss in Baja by taking the Conejo
Off
Road Jeep
CJ
7
to
the. Class 3 victory, winning by more than half an hour. Jim
Cocores and
Don
Robertson whipped the always tidyJim's
VW
Baja
Bug
.around in fine style, and this strong team won Class 5 on the
r'ugged Barstow course by just ten minutes. Color Photography
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Dusty Times August 19~7
Page 3
Soag Box •••
By
Walter B. Lott
President,
High
Desert Racing Association
We
hav
e received
numerous
phone
calls
about
the penalties
assessed
for
missing a
checkpoint
at
the
recent
Fireworks
250,
not
only
from
the
individual
drivers
involved,
but
from
many
others
calling
on
their
behalf.
We
understand
and
appreciate
their
concern,
howeyer,
two,
three
and
four
days after
an
event
is
not
the
time
to
question
the results.
The
Competition
Review
Board
met
at
7:00 a.m.
on
Sunday
after
the
race
to
discuss
race
infractions
and
review
the
checkpoint
books
for
violations.
They
decided
on
the
penalties
that
would
be
given.
These
were
reflected in the unofficial results
that
were
posted
at
the
college
and
at
Rosita's
Restaurant
at
9:00 a.m.
The
official
protest
period
follows
for
one
hour
following
the
posting
of
unofficial results.
This
has
been
the
procedure
at
al
I
our
races
and
will
continue
to
be
so. It is
the
driver's
responsibility
to
check
the
results
board
then
to
verify
his
position.
If
there
is a
question,
that
is
the
time
to
consult
the
Board
and
discuss
the
penalty.
We
feel
that
the
procedure
we
have
been
using
at
,
the
checkpoints
is virtually fool
proof.
There
is a
person
on
each
side
of
the
track writing
down
your
vehicle
number
and
the
time
you
came
through.
This
information
is
transferred
to
another
book
with
your
car
number
and
each lap time.
At
the
end
of
the
race, we verify
the
results
with
the
checkpoint
books.
If
they
show
you
missing
a
checkpoint,
we go back
to
the
two
notebooks
that
contain
the
sequential listing
taken
from
both
sides
of
the
track
to
see
that
...
WILDERNESS
...
West
Coast
Distributor
fOfl
HEWLAND
OFF ROAD GEARS
those
postings were
transferred
correctly
to
the
checkpont
book.
At
this race (
the
Fireworks)
there
were
no
discrepancies.
The
onl
y
other
measeure we can,
and
may,
take
fa
to
have
someone
talking
into
a
recorder
at
each
checkpoint
callin
g
off
each
vehicle
number
as it goes by.
This
would
be
an
additional
back
up
1
to
th
e
peopl
e
recording
the
number
s.
The
only
other
incidents
at
the
Firework
s race
were
spectator
related.
The
Sheriff's
Depart-
ment
estimated
a
crowd
in excess
of
40,000
watched
the
race.
We
like
the
fact
that
our
sport
gets
this
kind
of
attention,
but,
unfortunately,
not
all
of
those
people
act
in
a
"safe
and
sane"
manner,
as
you
drivers
are
well
aware. I
spoke
with
the
B.
L.M.
about
next
year's
event
and
the
need
to
get
rid
of
the
motorcycles,
three
wheelers
and
ATVs
. Tl;ley
concur
.
Conse-
quently,
in 1988,
the
B.
L.M.
will
have rangers in the area
to
cite
offenders,
so
that
you
can
worry
more
about
racing
than
about
someone
darting
out
on
the
race
course
pretending
they
are
an
off
road
racer
.
Other
phone
calls
we
received
recently
co1_1cem
my
"retire-
ment"
.
No,
I
am
not
going
to
_
"desert
the
desert";
however,
Edna
and
I
do
want
to
take
some
time
off
to
do
some
traveling
and
visit
some
old
friends,
without
having
to
be
on
a rigid
time
schedule
.
Therefore,
after
the
Colorado
race in
September,
we
will
not
he
in
the
office as
often
as
before,
and
not
as available
to
the
phone.
-·
I have
the
utmost
confidence
in
my staff,
and
I
am
passing
along
many
of
my
responsibili-
ties
to
them.
Danny
Cau
and
Sue
Smuskiewicz
will
still
be
handling
matters
in
the
office
and
can
answer
most
of
the
questions
you
may have.
Mal
and
Connie
Wessel
will
also
continue
on
as
our
contingency
program
representatives.
Hopefully,
you
.
will
not
notice
any changes in
our
operation,
unless,
of
course,
they
are
for
the
good.
I will certainly
be
keeping
tabs
on
all
our
activities,
and
I will
be
on
hand
at
all the races.
And,
you
can
bet,
that
if
we
are in
your
area
during
our
travels, we'll
stop
by
and
do
some
bench
racing
with
you
.
The
entry
forms
for
the
·
Colorado
race in
September
are
in
i:he
mail.
There
is a
lot
of
OUR
PRICE
$695.00
Per Set
2 Ratio's
Available
1
interest
from
the
Midwest
·
and
the
East.
So,
you
will
have
some
new
competition
there
. Call us
if
you
have
any
questions.
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Pag
e 4
Th.is text was in a letter to the
driver( s)
of
record who participated
in the Firetmrks
250
at
Barstow last
month.
We
hope it clears the air
about
the
HORA
being
sold
because
of Walt
Lott's
"retirement",
and
other
rumors
too
. Our
thanks
to
Walt
for
being
so
prompt
with
the
· explanation
of
the penalty system at
desert
races.
For
more
information
on hoo; the
Comp
etition Review
&ard
works,
check
the
I.D.R.A.
column
elsewhere
in
this
issue.
Volunteers are invited to climb on
their "Soap Box" and fill this space
with
their
thoughts
about
what
is
1,;ood
and
what
is
not
so
good
about
the
state
of off
road
racing,
rallying,
or
anything
else
that
re
_
lates
to
our
sport.
_
Call
or
Ull'it
e DUSTY TIMES
with your ideas for a Soap Box
column
,
and
get
on
the
schedule
.
August
1987
·1,ail Notes
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THE
1988
NISSAN
MINT
400
was
announced last month
by
Bill
Ki
ser,
the race coordinator for the Mint Hotel and Casino. The dates are April 29 to
May
1,
1988, so mark your calendar. As last May, Nissan Motor Corp. USA
continues its major sponsorship
of
the event, and HDRA will conduct the
race action. Kiser stated that planning for the 1988 Mint 400
1s
in
full
operation, and some changes are anticipated for 198
8;
including the
elimination
of
the' race morning parade. That
is
a
real.
boon to competitors!
Kiser said they will improve the positive and attempt to overcome the
negative. Along with Nissan, the Mint will be looking for more sponso
rs
,
as
they had last May, and that information
is
being sent out this mont
h.
Contingency row
is
again
planned for Fremont Street
in
front
of
the
Mi
nt
Hotel. Kiser also said that feedback
is
important, and
he
encourages
any
inp
ur
you
may
have to offer.
CLASS 6 RACERS had a class party arid meeting in Huntington
Beach
on
· July
19.
At the meeting Dale Jordan
was
voted the class r~presentative.
Als
o
the group discussed considerably the possibility that next year the
class
might
, be extinct. After some discussion,
all
involved
class
entrants agreed that
we
want
to
fight ·
co
keep the class,
as
we
feel
we
are one
of
the original classes and
offer some uniqueness.
We
really are production sedans, and each
is
very
distinctive.
We
just cannot
see
what class
we
could be combined with and
feel
comfortable racing
again
st.
We
have advised our
new
cl&.ss
rep to try to get involved
in
decision
making processes with SCORE and HDRA that affect our class and the rules
pertaining to Class 6.
We
hope for cooperation from HDRA and SCORE to
encourage
new
entrants for 1988.
OFF
ROAD
ON
TV! Nearly 450 million people have seen off road racing
on
television through the first four events
of
1987, according to a survey
conducted
by
Quest One, an independent market analysis firm
in
Georgia.
The viewership number
is
based·
on
more than
400
television stations served
by
the Desert Race
News
satellite video news service. It
is
estimated that more
than the listed numbers actually see these feeds, because a station often
uses
them twice, during both the 6:00 p.m. and the
11
:00 p.m. news program. The
Desert Race News
feed
goes
to
both commercial stations and cable
TV
stations, and the Quest One survey found viewership the highest in the
west,
southwest and upper midwest. '
CONGRATULATIONS
TO
Olga Vernon
of
General Tire Motorsports.
She has been promoted to the
new
position
of
Motorsport's Manager,
responsible for all rnotorsports activities in relation to General Tire's racing
programs. A native ofBeograd, Yugoslavia, Olga has been with General Tire
since 1973, and lives
in
Akron, Ohio. Racers might not know lier name, but
Olga Vernon attends nearly
all
major off road races, and you know her
by
her
friendly smile and long blond hair.
CAR
CUSTOM
is
expanding rapidly, and the parts and accessories store
in
Azusa,
CA
moved into the off road field in force early this year. Now, Car
Custom has opened a second store in Santa Ana, at 12451 Westminster
Blvd., stuffed with on and off road goodies for race cars, play
buggies,
Baja
Bugs,
the whole scene. Look for them also
in
contingency row at
all
the major
races.
CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN RICHARD KATZ,
of
the state
transportation committee,
is
a real friend in court for off roaders, having
participated himself a couple
of
years back in the
Baja
1000 Safari Rally.
His
most recent report states that
he
gained approval from the Assembly to fund a
Los Angeles County area off highway vehicle park. The· Assembly passed
Katz's bill,
AB
539, to provide
$2.
73
million from the OHV fund to acquire
and develop a park, and the bill
was
sent to the state Senate.
Unfortunately,
Katz
reports, there
is
a bit
of
foot dragging going on
in
Los Angeles over the choice
of
a site. The environmental impact reports
have
been completed for land
in
-Bee
Canyon and Hurne Canyon,
in
the Santa
Clarita Valley,
but
no decision has yet been made. Presently the county
is
_
considering the petitions filed
by
disgruntled homeowner groups, who
believe that neither site
is
acceptable. Perhaps the search for a more suitable
location should begin immediately.
Katz
asks
all
OHV users
to
let their representative on the Los Angeles
· Board
of
Supervisors know
of
their interest and support for a speedy
resolution to site selection.
You
can write them at: Los Angeles Hall of
Administration, 500 West Temple Street,_Los Angeles, CA 90012. Kao
states· that
is
vitally important that the thousands-
of
OHVers in the
Los
Angeles area be provided access to a_ safe, environmentally appropriate
recreational park, and pledges his continued effort towards this in Sacr-
amento.
Katz
represents the 39th Assembly District
of
Panorama City.
SAN
FELIPE WINTER RACE. Just when the desert racers'figured on
having a quiet December, no races, and plenty
of
time to enjoy Christmas, a
new race
as
popped up
on
the Score International calendar. Score will
revive
the San Felipe 250
on
December 12, 1987. No, it
is
NOT a points race;
in
fact
the 1987 points champions will be crowned the previous weekend at the
annual banquet in
Las
Vegas, NV. Advertised
as
a race for fun, with low entry
fees,
starting and finishing
in
San Felipe, B.C., Mexico, it follows the
fina
l
series race, the Score
Baja
1000,
by
five
weeks. You know
as
much about
it
now
as
we
do. Get more details from Score International.
.
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SPEAK
UP
DIVISIONAL RALLY ORGANIZERS.
We
would
very
much like to publish information and res_ults, with pictures if possible, about
your events.
We
get
all
the info' and reports from the So-Pac Division, but
nothing from anywhere else
in
the country. Occasionally
we
get results from
SCCA
in
Denver, but those results don't even tell
us
where the rally
was,
let
·
alone any details. For example,
we
have results from
Zena
Sprin.t 1 and
Zena
Sprint 2, that took place
on
June
27.
The Chairman's name
is
Sharon Hart,
the organizing region
is
Neokla, and that
is
it for details.
We
can tell you that Texans Mark Long and Earl Hammond won both
events
in
a Kelrnark. Ken Stewart and Vance McConne
ll
got a second and a
third, while Dean Blagowsky and Sherri Morgan nailed a third and a fourth
in
their Dodge, but the fourth
was
a DNF. Clayton Thomas and Kathleen
Nordine were second
in
Sprint
2,
that had three finishers out
of
six
starters.
(more
TRAIL
NOTES
on
page
12
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Dusty Times
YOKOHAMA
CEllEBRATES
INDEPENDENCE
DAY
-
WITH
HUGE
Fl
WORKS
DISPLA
lt
·
The show
started
around
dusk
i
.
,•
in
the
desert
outside
·
Barstow.
Rob MacCachren blazed
· across
the
finish
line
to
win
the
4th
of
July
Fireworks
250
off-
road race. On Yokohama
tires.
th
e fastest vehicle of
the
day and overall winner.
Then, like ockets
out
of
a
bottle
J
came
an explosive -
flurry
of
Yokoha
ma
class wins.
Six
more
making
seven in all.
was
the
fastest 4x4 on
the
4th
·.
©
1987
Yoko
hama
Tire
Corporation
. _
Mike
Lesle .. Giti Gowland and
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Michae
l Rori
ck.
Bob
Scott
and
Mi
ke
Voyle~. Jim ~tiles.
Mike
Abbott.
And
Rick
Johnson.
_
-Leaving everyone else in a
cloud
of
smoke.
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F
or
info
rm
at
ion
wr
ite:
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T
ire
Corporation
,
P.O
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4550
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salad, potato salad and pickles.
I
& •ac s Hit the spot.
We
cheated, and
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Jud
y Smit~
put
Anderson's spare (easier to
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get to than ours) on
our
car, and
tied
our
flat
on
the roof rack.
We
figured it would be easier to
go
to
Camalu and have repairs made
than
do
it ourselves
in
the dirt:
And
we
were right.
The
tire
repair shop
is
right across the
highway from the
gas
station at
Carnalµ, and they fixeq the tire
there ( removing a three inch
bolt) and had everything back
together in about 10 minutes,
and charged us $2.
We
tipped
him another $1.
The
Simon and
Simon
Mexineered
tandem
pre-runner
seen
at
Mike's
Sky
Ranch.
It
was
rocky and nasty just
out
of
Camalu, but
we
expected that
and
both cars chugged through
with no problems, and then we
When
early May
rolled
around this year, we decided to
enter the
500
('scuse me, the
Baja
Internacional), so we'd have a
reason
to
gQ
pre-running on
Memorial Day Weekend.
We
had a healthy 1600cc
motor
to
install in place
of
the one
we
damaged
on
our
vacation, so
we
tacked on the
off
road muffler ·
and started making plans.
Planning was fairly simple for
this trip: · we
stopped
the
newspaper for an undetermined
number
of
days, got a neighbor
to
collect
our
mail, and told the
boss we'd be back to work
on
Tuesday, if possible. Then we
made arrangements
to
meet
our
fellow pre-runners at the Instant
Mexico Insurance parking lot
late Friday night, .stuffed
in
as
much food, drink and spare parts
as
the car could carry, and took
off
.
There were
six
of
us. Yours
truly and John Howard, in our
full
VW
sedan pre-runner, and
Howard Anderson and eight-
year-old son, Jason, in their
Baja
Bug
pre-runner, and George
Seeley
(Anderson's
racing
partner) and Saul Zambrano
(their chase perso!1),
in
Seeley's
pickup truck, with an empty
trailer, in case one
of
the
VWs
. died.
We
all
got to that parking
lot close enough
in
time so it
didn't matter and spent some
minutes checking
out
our
radios.
Our
Uniden was working fine,
but
Howard's radio while able to
receive,
didn't
send properly,
we
figured
out
a
way
to
answer
by
using one burst
of
static for
yes
and two for no,-and left it at that.
Lots
of
pre-runners
were
arriving during
all
this and
we
saw a steady stream
of
folks
buying insurance and pesos while
we
got things together.
We
saw
Jim Cocores and Russ Welch,
with Jim's
Baja
Bug
pre-runner,
come through, along with ·a
full
entourage in a
motorhome,
equipped with a microwave,
blender and two t.v.
s.
They
planned
to
spend
Saturday
watching the Indy
500
in
San
Felipe, and were taking no
chances.
We
also saw
Bill
and Mike
Church, who were even
less
elaborately equipped than
we
were, planning to pre-run on
bikes. They didn't even carry
spare gas, planning
to
buy
Mexican
gas
when they needed to
refuel.
After
topping
off
with
American
gas,
we
braved the
border crossing and the Mexican
interchange. As many years
as
we've been driving through that
part
of
Tijuana,
we
never
feel
sure about it. Never
feel
as
if
we
know the way. And
we
proved it
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this time, as, with John driving were on those miles
of
good
and me hollering, "Left, no, graded roads heading uphill to
right, u,m, wrong!" we led our Mike's.
We
were still making
buddies down the wrong road, good time, and looked forward
and through some interesting
to
a pleasant evening
at
the ranch.
parts
of
Tijuana before
we
found Then
we
got to the steep hill.
the right road again. But the George and Howard disappeared
balance
of
the
trip
was
over the top, and our car bogged
uneventful,
and
we
made
down a third
of
the way up.
We
Ensenada
in
good time, and even radioed
to
them that we were
found an all night Pemex station, stopped, but, since Howard's
with Extra, to
fill
up
before radio was being flaky, couldn't
taking
off
on
the course.
be
sure they heard
us.
No
matter,
Since SCORE hadn't marked there were lots
of
folks behind
. the course from the start
to
Ojos us.
We
backed down, and tried
Negros,
we
drove up.the highway again, with no better result.
As
and ,turned
onto
it where the we · sat there this time, up
arrows began, at the old "tire bounded Cocores and Welch, in
store", went
in
about a quarter Jim's
Bug
.
"Are
you stuck?",
mile and parked.
We
could see they asked. "Well, it seems so
..
"
other groups parked here and
"Do
you have a tow strap?"
We
there, obviously doing the same told them
we
didn't. But Jim did,
thing, so we quietly got
out
a big and he fetched it from his car,
tarp and unrolled the sleeping · and tossed it to us, saying,
"We'll
bags. As
we
settled in, enjoying see you
in
San Felipe. There's a
the
beautiful
milky
way
4x4 coming that should be able
overhead,
we realized
that
to
help."
someone nearby had starting · I climbed out, and, tow strap
banging
on
something.
It
turned in hand, stood there
as
John once
out
to be a couple
of
Class
11
again backed down. This time he
pre-runners fixing a flat, and really abused the clutch, but he
when they got it done, at about made it
all
the way to the top,
as
I
3:
30
a.m., they fired up their cars started slogging upwards, lugging
and took
off
on their pre-run. the unneeded tow strap. It
was
In the morning, after a quick hot, and the hill
was
steep, and I
breakfast
of
sweet rolls, bananas drank a can
of
gingerale
in
one
and coffee (made with water swallow, when I finally got to the
boiled by
our
pre-runner's
i:op.
A whole gang
of
folks went
cigarette lighter / water heater)
by
as
we
resituated, including the
we
took
off
towards Tres
4x4,
which had sounded ·so
Hermanos. Saul and Jason took rattley and pingey when it got to
the pickup and trailer and headed the bottom
of
the hill that
we
for Mike's Sky Ranch, where
we
wouldn't have asked it for help
in
planned to spend the night. any case. Everyone motored on
The weather was perfect; clear, smoothly
to
Mike's from there,
sunny and cool, and it felt great · and
we
picked up George and
to
be in the hills
of
Baja, with no Howard who'd heard about
our
telephone poles, no traffic, no
fix
from Cocores and
Wekh.
fast food restaurants - just the Those two were hustling, trying
beautiful natural surroundings. to get to San Felipe before dark,
And there were miles
of
glorious to get in on the traditional
wild flowers through here. That Memorial Day partying.
part
of
the course
is
. fun,
We
reached Mike's at about 4
although
we
found that one
or
p .m., and found Saul and Jason
two corners were a bit sharp for who'd been there since
10
a.m.
our pre-runner, and
we
had to They'd hiked, and played
in
the
make two tries at them.
The
only water and explored, and
all
in
all
thing that slowed us down
was
had a good day.
It
was
still very
the gates. John drives, I navigate. sunny and warm, and the pool
Therefore, I
do
the
gates . .
was
full
of
pre-runners and
Sometimes the gates win. vacationers sluicing
off
the dust.
The road from Santo Tomas, After a tall cool drink, mixed
by
and then along the beach
was
in
the talented Ramon·,
in
Mike's
good shape, and the trip went bar, I remembered that there
is
a
quickly, until,
as
we
got almost to shower there, which sometimes
Colonett,
we
picked up a bolt has
hot
water. So off I went. And
that instantly flattened
our
left there
was
hot water. Pure luxury!
rear tire: All
of
a sudden, it
was
We
settled
in
for the evening,
time for lunch. I hiked a quarter finding the bar full
of
congenial
of
a mile uphill to find a suitable folks, some pre-runners, some
ladies room (we never have flats not. Frank Vessels was there,
near big bushes or rocks), while with an employee who'd been
George explored the beach and drafted to come along with,him.
Howard unpacked lunch. He had
We
asked him if
he
liked pre-
a
remarkable
selection
of
running, and he said he thought
delicatessen food, including ham .
he
would,
"As
. soon
as
I stop
anc;i
cheese sandwiches, macaroni bleeding."
We
also met George
August
1987
Earl, and the friendly folks
in
the
way
back to their trailer that
way
.
big Dodge 4x4,
as
well
as
Larry
With
a substantial Mike's
Schwacofer and Sid Spradling, breakfast under
our
belts
we
who, with two other Hemet headed back
to
the pre-run, after
folks, were pre-running
in
their . first checking
our
little t.v., (it
big green station wagon. Mike plugs into 'that cigarette lighter,
arid
Bill
Church made it up the too.)
to
be sure
we
couldn't get
hill
on
their bikes, and Larry the Indy 500. Mike has a color
Smith was there, with Jon t.v., and a
big
dish,
but
he doesn't
Kennedy and family. Mike Leon turn on his generator during the
arrived, also pre-running, and day. Not even for Indy.
We
got
later on, Bob Gordon,
Gregg
to
the San Felipe
Zoo
without
Symonds and his friend Jesus, incid~nt, and had lunch there,
and the Simon and Simon team. spending a few extra minutes
as
Not
to
mention many folks Saul shopped for fireworks and
whose names
we
didn't get·. It was George tried
to
find some big
a sociable and spirited group, and shrimp for dinner. Fireworks
dinner table conversation was they found,
but
shrimp, no.
lively that night. · John' and I have seen the
One
of
the nicest things about whoopies after the Zoo many a
pre-running in Baja is the time,
so
we
skipped them, and
serendipitous groupings
of
folks then, with
our
motor beginning
that happen in the evenings at the
to
ping on the Mexican
gas,
we
stop over points. Mike's has also decided
to
skip most
of
that
always been a great stopping uphill
~ft
stuff after 3 Poles, and
place, and Santa
Inez
used
to
be
in San Matias wash.
We
got back
marvelous,
as
was
El
Rosario
at
in the dirt above Trinidad, for a
times. San Felipe
is
too
big, it's nice ride through an old favorite
too
easy
to
miss people. But if section. Jason, who was now
they're at Mike's they're right
riding
with
George,
was
there, and with the common ostensibly
in
charge
of
the gates
dinnertime, and family style every now and then, but he
was
dining, almost everyone eats just
not
big enough
to
handle
together, and only a Scrooge them. He found only one eight-
wouldn't have a nice time. year-old,size gate, and opened
After a post dinner li!,ation
or
and closed that
one
with great
two, it
was
time to set up camp enthusiasm.
down in the trees, and
we
headed
We
spotted a splintered tree,
for
our
spot. It took some up in the forest, which must have
scurrying
to
find
enough
been hit by lightening, and
firewood to keep us warm, and stopped
to
pile
up
a load
of
we shared Schwacofer and firewood in the
roof
rack, and
Spradling's fire for a while, some pine cones, for
our
before once again rolling
out
the campfire that ,night. The ride
sleeping bags
on
the tarp. The · from the woods
to
Ojos
Negros
stars were really gorgeous up at was smooth, and except for the
Mike's,
but
after the long day, it blinding setting sun, easy. We
was hard
to
stay awake to watch got to Ojos well before dark, and
for the shooting stars. George, had time for a quick shopping
Howard, Jason and Saul chose to trip,
to
provision ourselves with .
sleep in their tent, crowded,
but
dozens
of
tortillas, frijoles, some
warmer. butter, and sardines. A gourmet
During the .night I
was
aware feast!
We
crossed the highway
that it was coolish, and at one and went back
up
the course a
point,
as
I tried to snug
my
pillow way,
to
find a level, unfenced
into the space around
my
head, I field, for our last camp.
We
had a
discovered that it
was
covered
cozy
fire going in no time, with
with ice. I was awakened
in
the frijoles simmering in the pan, and
morning
by
the
mellifluous tortillas warming'
on
the rocks.
sound
of
Gregg Symond's voice, In the morning an inquisitive
as
he tried to thaw his sleeping
"moooo"
woke us up, and
we
bag oyer
our
fire. It
was
cold! But peered up from
our
sleeping bags
things got movfng quickly,
as
we
to
see eight full sized critters
·thawed things
out
and repacked standing nearby, watching us.
the car. ·
One
was a big black bull, and the
We
chatted with the Simon rest seemed
tq
be his harem, and
and
Simon
group, camped · ,off-spring.
They
didn't like us
nearbv, who'd found a novel
way
any better than
we
liked them, so
to
bring their
Baja
Bug
up the after studyi_
ng
us curiously for a
hills. It seems they usually pre- half hour
or
so, they left, to join
run
in
a truck, but they always · the . rest
of
the herd .down the
take along the
Bug,
because it's road a piece.
dependable. This time,
as
they
Our
pre-running .
was
over
came up the hill
out
of
Camalu,
..since
the remainder
of
the course
the
Bug
had broken a spindle. wasn't marked and SCORE
But that hardly slowed them officials had asked us
to
stay off,
down, and they kept
on
coming. so
we
had a
lazy
morning, which
Then they got nearly there,
not
included ·heating some water and
quite
to
the
bYl
hill that stopped washing
our
hair. Jason didn't
go
us, and the other spindle brolce. that far, but he did scrub his
With
no spare, they really were hands and face, albeit, a bit
in a
fix.
Theirtruckwasn'tworking reluctantly. Then
we
headed
well right then, so they spent back down. the, i hill and into
some time repairing it. Then they Ensenada, where we. had a good
hoisted the front end
of
the
VW
lunch at
Quintas
Papagayas
up
onto
the back
of
the bed
of
the before heading for home.
truck, where they have a tubular As we waited in the massive
framework . for carrying · spares, traffic jam in Tijuana, one
of
and tied it on. They towed it the Howard's rear tires went flat. But
rest
of
the
way
to
Mike's, finding Saul, behind him in the truck,
that it rode very well. They said it had a magic can
of
whatever it
is
worked
better
than
they'd
that reinflates tires and spits
imagined, and
was
no trouble at stop-leak inside, so he adminis-
all, and they didn't even bother tered that without even making
to try to find replacement Howard pull over to the curb,
spindles, and just took
off
in
the thus saving his spot
in
line. From
morning,
VW
still
on
the back
of
there on, it was an easy drive
the truck, planning to
go
all
the home.
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AND
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BANG
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WITH
OFF-ROAD
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AS
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AND
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FOR
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...
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1987
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. October 2-4
. Carrera de los Campeones
San Felipe, B.C.
1987
BRUSH
RUN
POINTS SERIES
P.O. Box 101
· Crandon,
WI
54520
(715) 478-2115 I
(715)
478-2688
September
4-6
Brush
Run
101
World
Championship
Crandon,
Wl
CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES
Lynnette Allison
2001 Oakland Hills Drive
Corona,
CA
91720
(714)
736-1442
October
17
Glen Helen Rallysprint
San Bernardino,
CA
September
26-2
7
Cliffs
of
Gorman Rally
Gorman,
CA
December
5-6
East
of
Indio VII
Indio,
CA
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY
RACING
ASSOCIATION
C.]. Richards
P.O. Box
332
Fair Haven,
VT
05743·
(802)
265-8616
All
races are held at Albany-Saratoga
Speedway, Route 9, Malta, · New
York. Classes are 1-1600, 10, 4
WO
Class 3 and Class 4 plus ATVs.
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
Page
8
FORDA
Florida
Off
Roaders
Driver
s•
· Association
Rt
. 5,
Box
944
Brooksville, FI:..34610
(813) 996-6306 (da
ys
· August 2
Lakeland, FL
September 6
Tallahassee,
FL
· .
October 4
Lakeland,
F.L
·
November
1
Lakeland, FL
January 10,
1988
Lakeland,
FL
February 7,
1988
Lakeland, FL
March
26,
1988
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
August
23
Winder,
GA
September 13
100 miles
Alabama
September 2 7
Cordele,
GA
October
25
Winder, GA
November
28
250
miles
Cordele, GA
December 5
Annual Banquet
GREAT LAKES
FOUR
WHEEL
DRIVE ASSOCIATION
Bob Moon
915 So. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor,
MI
48103
(313) 665-0358/
(313)
996-9193
August
1-2
19th Annual Sand-O-Rama
Silver Lake Sand Dragway
Mears, Ml
GREAT WESTERN
POINTS SERIES, INC.
Ron Knowlton
831 So. Jason
Denver,
CO
80223
(3.Q3)
722:5537 .
August
8-9
St. Francis,
KS
August
30
Raceland
_Denver,
CO
September
20
Raceland
Charnpionship - SC
Denver,
CO
,
HORA
High Desert Racing Association
12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV
89124
'
(702)
361-5404
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
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
4500i
(All
events staged at
the
club
grounds in
. ·
Cl
.eve
s,
Ohio)
JEEP-
CUP
RALLY SERIES
David Hannum
United
4WD
Associations
(317)
453-9242
August
2
Atlanta,
GA
Aµgust ,
Championship Rally
Reno, NV
MICHIGAN SPORT-
BUGGY
ASSOCIATION
John Elliott - (517) 835-9923
Bob Ramlow - (616) 345-6407
August
7-9
Bug-In
Midland;
MI
August
16
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
Harrison, Ml
Al,gust
1987
- ·-- :August
30
Can
Am
Chapter Sand Drag
Berville,
Ml
September 12-13
Over
Mt
. Baldy
#30
Hillclimb
Silver Lake, Ml
September
25-2
7
Fun
Week
end
in
the Sand
Silver Lake,
Ml
September
2 7
Can Am Chapter Sand Drag
Berville, Ml
October 3
Mid Michee Sprint Race
. Midland,
M~
MIDWEST OFF
ROAD
CHALLENGE SERIES
Tommy
Bowling
Rt
. 6, Box
833C
Midland, TX 79702
(915) 332-1537 -
(915)
563-9154
August 1
Freedom,
OK
September
12
Albuquerque,
NM
October 3
Big
Spring,
TX
November
7
El
Paso,
TX
M.O.R.E.
351.3 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)
359-5117
September
26
Sam Boyd Silverbowl
Las Vegas, NV
October
10
.
L.A.
County Fairplex
Pomona,
CA
NORTH
AMERICAN
RALl.,YCUP
. I
August
21-23
Sunriser
400
Forest Rally
Columbus,
OH
Dick Paddock
(614)
876-2277
September 4-5
Rallye
of
the Voyageurs
North
Bay,
Ontario
· Dave Carlin
(705)
474-8007
September 11-13
Mackinaw Trail Rally
Tra
:ve
rse City,
MI
Kelly Brandt
(616)
374-7176
October 2-4
Qjibwe Pro Rally
Grand Rapids, MN
Bob Nielsen
(6'12) 776-4471 .
October 9-11
Defi Ste.-AgHthe
Ste.-Agathe Des Monts,
Queb
ec
Andre
Lavigne
(514)
747-3663
October
28-November
1
Press
on
Regardless
Houghton,
MI
-
Dick Cole
·
(313)
685-285::3
November
21-22
Rally
of
the Tall Pines·
Petersborough, .
Ontario
Ross
Wood
(416)
876-1492
OFF
ROAD
RACING
ASSOCIATION
OF TEXAS
1421 Lee Trevino,
D-1
El
Paso, TX 79935
(915)
594-8266
November
7
Red Sands 150
El
Paso, TX
OLYMPUS
INTERNATIONAL
RALLY -
John Nagel
P.O. Box
4254
Tumwater,
WA
98501
(206)
754-971 7
ONTARIO
ASSOCIATION
OF
OFF
ROAD
RACERS
Barry Wannamaker
P.
O.
Box
688
Bancroft, Ontario, KOL I
CO,
Canada
August
1-2
Brighton;
Ont.
August
8-9
Kitchener,
Ont.
August
14-16
Bancroft,
Ont
.
September
5-6
Kitcnener,
Ont.
September.
26-27
Kitchener,
Ont.
October
17-18
Kitchener,
Ont
.
ONTARIO
OFF
ROAD
Ba~b;i.ra
Lapoipte
4 Bridge St.
E.
Kitchener,
Ontario
N2K 1)2
Canada·
(519)
743-8841 ·
(All events at Bingeman Park
in
_ Kitchener.)
August 9
ATV Races
August
30
Off
Road Endurance Races
September
5-6
Sandfest '87
September 13
Off
Road Endurance Races
September
26-27
Ontario
Off
R_oad Challenge
October 10-11
Oktoberfest Endurance/ Mudbocr
. 0
October 17-18
Oktoberfest Challenge '87
October
31-November
1
Off
Road Endurance Series Fin
ale
O.O.R.R.A.
Oklahoma
Off
Road
Racing Association
Larry
Terr
y
·
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
August
1
Freedom
300
i;.,..
Dusty Times
October 16-1 7
0.0.R.R,_A.
-150
.
ORSA
Randy Miller ~
407 G Street, Suite .F
Davis,
CA
95616
(916)
756-
9938
(91_
6)
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
POST
Pennsylvania
Off
Road
Short
Track
Shark Saxon
RD
#.3, Box 9
Towanda, PA 18848
(717)
265-3076
All events in Monroeton,
PA
at the
intersection
of
Routes
414
& 220.
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 '
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)
694-7223
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
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October
29-31,
1987
Press
On
Regardless
Houghton, MI
November
13-15,
1987
Wild
West
Rally
Tacoma,
WA
SCCA
DIVISIONAL
PRO
RALLY SERIES
August
8-9
Briar Rallycross
Briar MSP,
VT
Dan Way
(802)
453-47?2
August
8
Dfre Straits
Trout
Lake,
MI
· Jay Topping
(313)
625-0790'
September
9
Coachman Capital Stages
Washington
John Forespring
(206)
866-8323
September
1 t'-13
Mackinaw Trails
Traverse City,'
MI
Kelly Brandt
(616)
374-7176
September
19
.,·
Lac
Vieux
L'Anse
MI
Sc·
on
Ca;lborn~
(906_)
j 82-6992.
.
~
~-,
S;pteml,er
·
26-2
Cliffs
of
Gorman
· · Gb rman, CA
. q ii
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)
~:
rt
gH
sh
J714f497-4670
October 3
Gold.Rush
Westcliffe,
CO
ifegan Srriolkovich
,,
(303)
477-9298
SCORE
Score International·
31356
Via Colinas, Suite 111
Westlake Vill
ag
e,
·
cA
91362
(818)889-9
2'
16 ·
August
21-23,
1987
Off
Road
World
Championship
Riversid
e;
CA
November
6-8
,
1987
Baja 1000
Ensenada; B.C., Mexico
December
5,
1987
Desert Series Awards Banquet
La
s Vega
s,
NV
December
12
San Felipe 250
San Felipe, B,C., Mexico
(a non-points race)
SCORE
CANADA
390
Chemin Du
Lac
Lery, Quebec, ·
J6N· 1A3, Canada
(514)
692-6171
SIL
VERBOWL
OF
MOTOCROSS
Roger Wells
225 W. Foster Ave.
Henderson, NV
89015
(702)
564-2677
(All ev
ents
but
th
e
final
e
he
ld
at
Las
Ve
gas
Int
er
national Ra
ce
w
ay.
)
August
1
August
8
August
15
August
22
September
5
Au9ust
1987
September
12
Sam
Boyd
Silverbowl
Las
Vegas,
NV
'
SI
1
VER
DUST
RACING
ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box· 7380
La
s Vegas, NV 89125
(702)
459-0317
August
22
Nevada
250
Pioche,
NV
October
17
Silver Dust 250
Las Vegas, NV
SNORE
Southern Nevada
Off
Road Enthusiasts
P.O. Box
4394
·
Las Vega,
s,
NV
89106
(702)
452-4522
September
25-2
7
-'
Snore
250
Las Vegas, NV
October 31
Yoko Loco
Las Vegas, NV
December
5
Black Jack
200
Las. Vegas, NV
· - September
19-20
Colorama 100
Sugar Camp,
WI
TUCSON
AUTO
CROSS
P.O. Box 55221
Tucson,
AZ
85703
(602)
887-1275
VORR:A
Valley
Off
Road Racing Association
1833 Los Robles Blvd.
Sacramento,
CA
95838
(916)
925-1702
August
1
Stadium Type Race
Sacramento Raceway
Sacramento, CA
J
S.
eptember
5-6
. Yerington/VORRA 250
Yerington, NV '
1
0ctober
10
Championship Stadium Race
Sacramento Raceway
· Sacramento, CA .
.
·.-::•
t
November
1 ;
1987 Championship Race
Prairie City
OHV
Park
Sacramento,
CA
J
WHEEL
TO
~ ' -
WHEEL,
INc;'.
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O.
Box 688,
Dep~.
4WOR
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Bancroft, Ontario, CanaifaKOL
ICO
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S.O.R.R.P.
· Speedway
Off
Road
Racing Productions
Bernie Weber ··-·
P.O. Bo
l<
402
'[
emp_
le,
Texas 76503
_ · .
(817)
7
]-
3-3548
•-
-
SHORT
TRACK
OFF
ROAD
ENTERPRISES
FORMULA
DESERT
DOG
SERIES
S.T.O.R:E. Co-Ordinator:
· Gil Parker
7406 So.
leth
St.
Kalamazoo, .
MI
49009
(616)
375-1233
August
28
Chicago Classic ·
Santa Fe Speedway
Chicag
o,
IL
September 5-6
Brush Run 101
Crandon,
WI
s·eptember 1 9
Dixie Autocross
Birch Run,
MI
'October 3
Indian Summer Sprints
Lake Geneva Raceway
Lake Geneva,
WI
·
SUPERCROSS,
INC.
.Gateway
Plaza
180 Newport Center Dr., Suite ,270
Newport Beach,
CA
92660
(714)
760-1606
.
SUPERIOR
OFF
ROAD
DRIVERS
ASSOCIATION
. Terry
,:
Prevost
1006 Cardin,
al
Lane~
Green
Bay
',
WI
54303
( 4 I
4)
434-9044
August
1-2
Hodag
50
Rhinelander, WI
August
23
Off
Road Race
Land-0-Lakes,
WI
.
Augus
t"{
i .
Brightof)
W.h
l!
e
),
to
Wheel W eek~
nd
Brighton Speedway , .
B~ighton, (:)ritario
August
14-16
Bancroft's Canadian
4x4
Challenge
Bancroft, .Ontari6-
WESTERN
-OFF
ROAD
.
RACING
ASSOCIATION
19125 -
87
A Ave.
Surrey, British Columbia,
V3S 5X7, Canada
(604)
576-6256 .
.
August
16
Mission, B.C.
September
5-6
Kamloops, B.C.
October
1 O.t 1
Ashcroft, B.C.,
FIA WORLD'\RALLY
CHAMPIONSHIP
August
2-9,
1987
Argentine Rally
Buenos Aires,· Argentina
August
26-30,
1.
987
1000 Lakes Rally
Jyvaskyla, Finland
September
22-26,
1987
Ivory Coast Rally
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
October
11-17,
1987
.
··
.
sa
ri
Remo, Rally
San
Ren_i.0,
Italy
November
22-2'6,
1987
RAC
Rally
Engla_nd
ATTENTION
RACE ORGANIZERS
List
yout
comi
1
1g
e
vents
in
DUSTY ,
TIMES
fr
e
e!
.
Send
your
1987 schedule
as
s
oon
·
as
possibl
e
for
listin
1;
in
this
c
olumn
.
Mail
YOl;lr
race
or
rall
y sc
hedule
to: DUSTY TIMES,
53
31
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Ave.,
Suit
e
0,
Agoura,
CA
91301.
Dusty
Times
GOODYEAR
WRANGLER
.
RADIALS
LEAVE
THE
C011"'1'1110N
CHASING
STARS
AT
THE
nREWORKS
250.
Five-time Fireworks
winner,
Walker
Evans
and
his
big
Dodge
Ram,
finish a
close
second
on
Goodyear Wrangler radials. I
On
the
Fourth of
July
week-
end,
when
the
Class
8 "Heavy
Metal"
drivers
squared-off
to
do
battle
in
the
16th
Annual Fireworks
-
250,
their
minds
were
not
on
the
sky.
They
were
ori
the earth.
The dirt,
the
silt,
the
rocks
and
ruts
of this year's
250-mile
desert
course.
And
once
the
race began,
Dave
Shoppe
and
Walker
Evans
quickly
stole
the
show.
Running
wheel-to-wheel
for
virtually
the
entire race,
Dave
and
Walker,
the
only
Class
8
drivers
on
Goodyear
Wrangler
radials, left
the
competition
chasing
their
dust.
After
nearly
five
hours
of
racirig,
the
grand finale came
on
the
last
leg
of
the
course
when
Dave
passed
Walker
for
the
last
time
and
outran him
to
the
line
by
less
than
four
minutes.
The
tires that
helped
the
duo
lead
the
chase:
Goodyear
Wrangler
radials.
They're
the
tires engineered
to
take
on
the
toughest
terrain,
the
_
toughest
conditions.
So
no
matter
where
you
do
your
"holiday" driving,
on
the
road
-or off
the
road,
get
Goodyear
Wrangler
radials. ·
And get
down
to
earth.
Take
me
home.
The quick
way.
1
I
I
I
I
I
I
) .
I
TECH
TIPS
By
Bill
Sava
ge
HORA-SCORE
T
ec
hnical
Director
The
good
news
is
that
two
of
the
remaining
six classes
on
the
·
"endangered
species" list are
now
free
and
clear.
Total
entri
es
for
the
season as
of
th
e
HORA
S
out
ars Budweiser
Firework
s
250
at
Barstow
reached
46
for
Class 4
and
43
for Class 7
4x4.
making
it
obvious
that
both
will
reach the
required
48
by
season's
end.
Conversely,
there
was
bad
news for Classes
3,
6,
7
and
14,
but
not
necessarily all
bad
.
There
were eight
entries
-in Class
7,
an
encouraging sign,
and
even
the
orph,m
Class
14
had
a healthy six
starters.
So
it
appears
that
competitors
are taking
to
heart
the advice
that
they
can
keep
their classes ·alive
if
they will
enter
the
remaining races,
and
encourage
others
sitting idle
to
do
the
same.
With
two
races left
in the series,
Class
3
entry
total
is
34
, needing
14
more
or
seven
per
race
to
make
the
cut
. Class 6 has a
total
of
35
,
and
needs 13
more
in
the last
two
events.
Class
7
is
up
to
33,
-
and
they
need
15
more
entries
to
total
48
at
year's
end
.
Even
tougher
numbers
show
for
Class
14
with
a total
entry
to
date
of
29,
and
another
19
must
run
in
the final
two
events
to
make
the
required
48
starters
this
year.
Several Class 5
competitors
have expressed
their
opinions
that
the
stock
rear
torsion
housing
requirement
be changed
to
include allowing
aftermarket
·replacement.
Rule
changes like
this
would
have
to
go
to
a
ballot
for
competitors
to
decide
whether
to
make
the
change,
but
we
don't
have
enough
informa-
tion
yet
to
put
out
a
ballot
.
We
need
more
input
from
Class 5
builders
.
Please
send
your
information
to
me, Bill Savage,
300
No.
Clara
St.,
Santa
Ana,
CA
92703.
While
you're
at
it, let
me
know
if
there
are any
other
rule changes desired.
This
class
has
stayed
pretty
stable
for a long
time,
and
there
may
b~ things we
don't
know
about
that
would
improve
competition
or
lower
costs.
As
of
the
Score
Baja
1000
,
Class
5-1600
builders
will be
allowed
to
use
aftermark
et
spindles.
This
is
due
to
the lack
of
stock
link pin spindles,
which
haven't
appeared
on
stock
VW
s
since
the
1966
model
year.
All
the
ballots
are
in
from
Class
8 _
competitor
s,
who
were
asked
to
decide
whether
they
wanted
to
allow engine
blocks
to
be
made
from
materials
other
than cast
iron
.
The
vote
was
nearly
unanimous
to
go with cast
iron
blocks
only
.
This
means
that
the few
aluminum
block engines
running
this season will have
to
be eliminated,
and
the
class will
have all
cast
iron
engines in
1988.
Controversy
continues
to
dog
the Class
10
rule change
that
allows
4-valv
e ·
engines
next
season, ev.
en
though
restrictions
will exact penalties
on
those
who
switch
to
4 valves
per
cylinder.
Our
view s
that
most
of
the
arguments
against
the
4 valve
engines co.mes
from
a lack
of
information
or
misinformation,
and
I'd
like
to
point
out
some
facts
that
may
not
be
known
to
the
opponents
of
this
change:
1 ) .
Costs
of
the
new
type
engines
presented
to
us
by
the
manufacturers
are
in line with
the
costs
of
current
2-valve
engines.
So,
we
dispute
the
claim
that
the
new
rule
will
add
to
the
cost
of
racing.
2)
Stock
configuration
for
4-
valve
eng
i
nes
includes
fuel
in,·ecrion
,.
which wi_
ll
_
not
be
al
owed
m
competltlon
.
We
haven't
assigned a
carburetor
restriction yet
to
the
4-valve
engin_es,
but
it
will
be
·
more
stringent
that
the
42mm
venturi
allowed
on
2-valve engines.
Most
competitors
are
running
32mm
venturis
anywa
y.
3)
High
hors
epower
and
torque
figures used in
arguments
against
the
new
rules
are
taken
from
curves
that
show
them
at
higher
rpm,
out
of
the
range
of
practical use in
off
road
racing.
And,
as we
mentioned
above,
they are
taken
from
engine tests
made
with
fuel injection.
Thus,
the figures are invalid
for
off
road
racing.
4)
Arguments
at
this
stage are
academic,
sinc
e
there
·
haven't
been any engines
built
to
racing
spec
up
to
this
tim
e.
TRD
is
still
working
on
its
Toyota
engine,
and
other
prototypes
are being
built
by Nissan
and
Honda
.
We
expect
to
have
them
for testing ·
either
right
before
or
right after
the ·
Stroh's
Score
Off
Road
World
Championship
at
Riverside
August
21-23.
If
there
is a
problem
with
competitive~
ness
at
that
time, we
can
solve
it
with
carburetor
restrictions,
which is
what
we've
been
saying
all along. · ·
There
is
nothing
new
to
report
on
the
motorcycle
front,
except
to
say
that
our
committee
is
working
on
new ways
to
.
mark
otorcycles
that
will
make
it
tougher
to
switch
them
during
a
race.
At
Barstow
there
was
some
confusion
about
whether
·
rear
mounted
spare
tires
would
or
would
not
serve as
the
required
rear.
bumper.
Rear
mounted
spares
have
been allowed in lieu
of
rear
bumpers
all year
up
to
the
Barstow race,
and
for
good
reason.
On
some
models
a
rear
bumper
in
addition
to
the
rear
spare
is
sold
as
optional
equipment.
At
any rate, we
hope
to
have
this
problem
cleared
up
in sufficient
time
so
it
doesn't
create difficulties for
the
last
two
races.
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TRAIL
-
NOTES
CLASS
10
RACERS should check out the Tech Tips column on
page
1
for
·
two items
of
interest. One
is
the planning for the 4
valve
engines next
yea
r.
The other
is
the fact that those who make the rules have bowed to the vote of
the participants
in
Class 8 and banned alloy engines for Class 8
in
1988. We
wonder why they did not heed the majority vote against the 4
valve
engines in
Class 10 from the active participants
in
the
class.
If
you wonder also, don't
hesitate to ask
Bill
Savage,
Sal Fish and HORA.
We
just learned that John
Hagle, the elected Class 10 rep, has resigned and
Bill
Church has been chosen-
to replace him.
We
also understand that
Bill
Church
is
already building a 4
valve
engine!
EGG
ON
FACE DEPARTMENT. Last month
in
the
frenzy
of
writ
ing
captions for events
we
did not attend,·
we
made a major error. In the coverage
of
the Memorial Day 100
we
identified Marc Pelletier's car, which
was
second
in
Class 14,
as
an
ex
LeDuc creation, which it
is
not. Paul Casadere
of
Hill Top.
Competition Trucks in Danielson, CT called to tell
us
that the winged vehicle
was
fabricated in his fine shop,
is
based on a Chevy S-10, and sports a 350
Chevy engine.
Our
apologies to
all
concerned.
-KEEP FIGHTING
THE
CRANSTON
BILL!
A report in the Los
Angeles
Times on July 22 stated that a Senate subcommittee had opened hearings on S
. 7, known among enthusiasts
as
"Alan Cranston's land grab bill." Politicians
quickly
took
sides, usually along
party
lines·. Even the generally
environmentally oriented L.A. Times called the hearing the beginning
of
an
"epic struggle" over use
of
25
percent
of
California's land
mass.
The man
on
the hot seat, the first witness,
was
none other· than ·
California's Republican Senator, Pete Wilson, from San Diego. Wilson
asked
for more time to allow for compromises among the conservationist/ environ~
mentalist factions, and the·off road vehicle enthusiasts, miners, hunters, the
U.S..
Military, rock hounds, archeologists, ranchers, and
all
others who work
or
play
in
the desert. Wilson, up for re-election next year,
rqay
be the best
man
to
pressure _with letters and phone calls from those who oppose this
sweeping measure
to
deny access to millions
of
acres
of
the desert to most
of
the populatio~. One possible opponent in the 1988 race for the Senate seat
now held
by
Wilson
is
Californian's Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy,
who fully supports Cranston's proposal, without compromse.
For your information, -other supporters
of
the Cranston bill are
U.S.
representatives Mel Levine (D, Santa Monica) who
is
backing the proposal
in
the House, and Richard H. Lehman (D-Sanger
).
On
our side were three
Republican congressmen from desert districts, opposed
to
the proposal.
They argued that Cranston
was
ignoring ten years
of
study and negotiations
between
the
Bureau
of
Land
Management
and
desert
users. These
Congressmen
are
Jerry
Lewis (R-Highland),
Duncan
L.
Hunter
(R-
Coronado) and Al McCandless (R-Bermuda Dunes).
More opposition
to
SB
7 comes from Secretary of-the Interior Donald
Hodel. Visiting California last May, Secretary Hodel spoke
aQ<>ll
,t the
proposed legislation, and at a speech made during that trip he stated:
"l
think
the bill should be defeated. l
feel
the bill is a denial and a negation
of
the public
review process that took place during the late 1970s that led to former
Interior Secretary
C:ecil
Andrus' decision
to
sign the 1980 Desert Plan. Some
of
you undoubtedly are familiar with the
f~ct
that there
was
a tremendous
. public · review process that went on, over 20,000 people participated.
Secretary Andrus, who you will recall had a reputation for being a solid
preservationist, decided that a balanced plan
w.as
more appropriate, and
he
went forward with that proposal
in
1980,
as
it
was
really a compromise
between the various interests." Hodel concluded,
"It
seems to me that the
Desert Plan
is
working
well_;
there are many interests that are accommodated.
We
oppose the
S-
7 legislation." In case you
are
not aware ofit, the B.L.M.
is
a
division
of
the Department
of
Interior and spent years working on a
fair
Desert Plan, working
well
now for multiple use o(public lands
in
California.
COURSE
HOGGING
CHASE TRUCKS are becoming a
bigger
and
bigger problem at the major desert races. Some chasers, not always in trucks,
feel
the race course
as
well
as
the access roads are their own private turf, never
mind the paying competitors. Many racers have run
in
dust for miles, only to
find the dust c~used
by
a chase crew instead
of
another competitor. And,
particularly
in
Mexico, it
is
no longer a surprise to meet a chase vehicle·
hea
_d
on
during a race.
We
have a solution, which probably w9n't
be
very popular
with the major teams, but, if winning cars
in
many classes can make it with just
stationary pits, others should be able to do the same in the interests
of
safety.
Why not follow the example
of
the Paris-Dakar Rally where
every
vehicle
on
course must be a bona fide entrant
in
the rally. There are chase
crews and mechanics for major teams, but they dutifully pay.the entry
fee
at1d
take a number somewhat behind their pdmary team, and follow the route
at1d
the rally rules. Just think
of
how much more money would.be in some
class
purses if the chase crews were
all
entrants,
say
for the
Baja
1000. And, the
chase crews would have no need to ever
go
backwards
on:
the course!
Thit1k
about how much safer chasing would be with
all
required to wear helmets
at1d
harness, all safety
gear
in the vehicle, and
all
the stuff
in
the vehicle for pitting
would have to be properly tied down. Think about
it!
It could well be the
answer to this growing problem, and also boost the
entr.y
numbers
and
decrease the amount
of
"spectator accidents"
at
a major tace.
INDUCTION
TECHNOLOGY
GROUP,
a British firm, introduced
its
range
of
high performance air filter_s at the-Score
Sho~
last
}i,me
.'
The filters
have been used exclusively
in
Europe
in
racing and
on
dirt·road rally cars with
great success, and the firm has now established a U.S. ~ranch
in
Brisbane,
CA. At the show they demonstrated the filter, which ·uses a two
stage
medium, and the inner medium
is
made
of
a special fire reiardent material.
They say no socks are needed in the Sahara Desert. It sounds interesting, and
the new filters will no doubt get a good off road test this
fall
in the famous silt
beds on the south end
of
the
Baja
1000 race course. · ·
LA
TE
NEWS
FROM
THE
COLISEUM.
lt
aH
came
to_gether
for the
Jeep
T earn at the July 25 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group event at the
Los
Angeles Coliseum. The cranky air
bag
suspension had been replaced with coil
overs, and David Ashley drpve the lone Jeep entry to a w_ire to wire victory
in
the Grand National Truck main event, although
bo
.thJeffHuber'~
Mazda
and
Danny Thompson's Chevy got close. In Super 1600 action
Al
Arciero drove
his Chenowth to a pair
of
victories,
in
his
15
car heat race and to a convincing
victory in. the
21
car feature. In UltraStock competition Greg George, now
with Mazda Rotary power, won both the single heat race for the eight car
field
and the main event. Watch for the full story
in
the September issue.
Dusty
nme
s
You
can't get auxi.liary lights any better than competition
proven KC's
...
and now you can't get any better deal, either.
All summer long,)when you buy a pair or a pair pack of
KC
Staihless Steel Daylighters
SS,
you'll get two
special_
edition
light
covers-the
famous
KC
'happy face,' but this time
with sunglasses!
And, send us the proof of purchase (look for the specially
mar~ed
KC
Dayli9hter
SS
packages) and we'll send you a
FREE
vinyl roll-up shade just like the one our beach goers
are using. A
$7.95
value. ·
You'll not only be getting
the pest auxiliary! lighting
available
...
you'II
extend
your
summer
days
long
into
summer
nights
with
genuine
KC
HiliTES.
Now that adds up
to
summer savings
...
beyond a shadow of; a doubt.
1987 catalog,
just
$2.00.
SunShades available direct for $7.95 plus
$2
.
00
postage and handling.
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w ,
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HiliTES,
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Pony
Express
•••
new
"Explorer"
lights
during
this night race
and
were pleased
with their performance.
We
also
got
good results with
Sports
Racing Gasoline.
Dear Fellow
1-2-1600
Racers: . race.
My
job
as class
rep
is
to
see
Thanks
to
General
Tire,
I have recently
been
elected as
that
problems
that
arise are
Kreider's
Welding
,
Coast
your
class representative
for
the
handled
in a
professional
Machine (Driveline), Smittybilt,
Score/HORA
racing series,
and
manner
.
Your
help
and
opinions
Control
Masters
and
the
Conjo
hope
that
I can serve
and
better
are
essential
in minimizing
Off
Road
Race
Team
for their
the class for all
of
our
enjoyment
. ·
problems
and
communicating
continued
support
.
While
I'm
On
June
17,
1987
I
attended
our
concerns. thanking everyone,
I'd
like
to
the
first
driver
representatives
YOUR
RESPONSE
-IS IM-
mention
our
wives.
We
couldn
't
meeting with all
"buggy"
class PERATIVE!
Concerns
of
yours
be
enjoying this
sport
without
representatives.
The
purpose
of
need
to
be
sent
to
me
in writing.
their
h{'.lp
and
support,
and
we'd
this meeting was
to
organize
and
Please
s·
e~d
along
your
like
to
publicly
thank
them
and
start a
communication
flow
to
comments,
negative
or
positive, let
them
know
how
much
they
convey
our
classes,
concerns
and
long
term
of
short,
for
our
class -
are
appreciated.
comments
to
better
off
road
and
/
or
the
benefit
of
the
whole
Our
whole crew
enjoyed
the
·
racing. Hopefully, you will
help
sport.
4th
of
July festivities
put
on
by
me in
doing
this job. I
need
your
The
five year
"no
rule change" General
Tire
and
the
Donahoe,
input
to
give
our
class the best will
be
up
shortly.
Please list ·
Renoe
and
Phillips team.
We'd
and
fairest
possible
racing
, changes
you
would
like
to
see . like
to
tell everyone involved, -
opportunity
.
Please,
if
you feel made.
Remember,
this is
our
especially O.J.
and
Susan,
how
you have a
concern
or
comment
class,
and
it's
up
to
us
to
make it
much
we appreciated
their
hard
that
should
be addressed, write it work. ·
work
and
hospitality.
down
and
send
it
to
me,
so
I
can
You
have
my
word
that
the
Several people asked
if
we are
present
it
at
the
next
meeting.
information
you
send
to
me
will going
to
be
at
Riverside.
We
will
The
flow
chart
of
communic-
get
attention
and
be
discussed
at
be
there
,
but
only
as
spectators
.
ation goes from each class
rep
to
the
next
manufacturers'
meeting, Since we
only
have
one
old
CJ 7
Mark McMillin,
who
is
not
only
if
not
sooner
. In
dosing,
this
that
keep
on
winning,
and
no
the Class 1
rep
,
but
the
elected total
effort
only helps
the
limited alternate, we have
to
keep
it
man
to
represent us all
to
the
classes
to
go
racin'g with a clear together
so
we can win
the
Manufacturers
Ad~isory
Board. mind. · Inaugural
Colorado
300.
We'd
Other
class reps are: Class
2,
Rich
Minga Hke
to
make
a clean sweep by
David Kreisler; Class 10,
John
6630
MacArthur
Drive,
Suite
B winning
three
Inaugurals in a
Hagle; Class
5,
Stan
Parnell;
Lemon
Grove,
CA
92045
row!
Class
5-1600,
Andy
Devercelly;
On
a
somber
note,
we
Challenger, Rich Minga; Class
Winning
the
Fireworks250
by
dedicated
this
race
to
the
11, Mike
Abbott
.
The
organiza-
35
minutes
was a
LOT
more
fun
memory
of
Bob
and
Marjory
tion
of
class
reps
can
be
a very
than
losing
the
Baja Internacional Mellinger,
who
were
the
parents
positive
step
toward
getting rules
by
only
35
seconds!
My
co-
of
Andy
Mellinger;
one
of
our
and
problem
areas cleared up,
if
driver, Les Erickson,
thought
it
Conejo
Off
Road
Team
we
work
rogether. I need
to
here
was
one
hell
of
a birthday
members
.
While
in Barstow, he
from
you
soon,
and
will
do
my present! I guess we've all been received
word
of
his
mother's
best
to
represent
the class
and
"Walterized
" and
now
expect a
death
.
Andy
had
lost his father
keep you
informed
._ challenging course,
and
we were
only
15
days
earlier
·.
Our
Rick Frisby
not
disappointed
this race either. sympathies
to
him
and
his
263
Cranston
Crest
The
entire event ran
smoothly
family.
Escondido,
CA
92025
except for
the
long,
hot
wait in
One
thing
that
has always
contingency
and
tech,
and
the
impressed us since we started
Fellow Challenger Racers: tight time frame between
that
racing is
the
camaraderie
that
I have recently
been
elected as
and
the drivers' meeting. exists between
off
road
racers.
class
rep
in this
fa
st growing
We
ran a flawless race this
From
our
fi
rst
race,
people
have
class.
As
everyone
knows,
there time. Fortunately,
our
problems
been so generous and helpful.
At
are a few gray areas in
the
rules
occurred
the
night
before
. all
the
races,
but
especially this
that
are
very
difficult
to
Thanks
to
O .J.
Schrum
and
his last
one
,
so
many new frie
nds
decipher. .
son
for finding us a transfer case
stopped
by
to
tell us where their
The
intent
of
this letter
is
to
get
adapter
... they
sure
saved us a pits
and
crews would
be
if we
feedback
from
you
on
how
to
long
trip
home
and
back.
We
needed
them,
or
to
offer
help
of
m
;i
ke the rules fair for all
who
used 4
Wheel
Parts
Wholesalers'
any kind.
We
're
sure
proud
to
be
DESERT
RACING
FOR
ATVs,
BIKES,
BUGGIES,
CARS
&
TRUCKS
INFO:
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427-5759
SATURDAY,
OCTOBER
3,
1987
RACE
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August
1987
involved with
people
of
this
caliber.
Mike
Schwellinget
Conejo
Off
Road
Raci~g T earn
Fellow Class
3,
4
and
·14
racers,
there
seems
to
be
a
lot
of
controversy
over
who
makes
the
rules
in
the
Score
/
HORA
organizations.
After
talking
to
the
participants
at
the
Gold
Coast,
Mint
400
and
the
Fireworks
250
, it seems
the
only
·
hang
up
for
the long-wheel-base,
short-wheel-base, 4 wheel drive,
"run
what
you
brung"
classes are
the
promoters.
Let's
cut
out
the
static
and
get
bad
e
to
the
·
"run
what
you
brung"
racing!
There
are
several
classes
targeted for elimination because
they
are
unpopular
either
politically
or
financially with
the
manufacturers
or
the
promoters
,
There
are approximately a dozen,
possibly
more
racers,
from
Classes 3,
4,
and
14
with limited
race
budgets
that
are
not
participating because
of
frequent
rule
Ghanges
that are making
their
race cars
obsolete
before
they are able
to
race
them
.
This
forces
them
to
race in
other
organizations
or
not
at all.
Does
money
make the rules
or
do
we
racers
make
the rule?
We'll
see
when
the
dust
settles
and
when
the 1988 racing season starts.
If
the
rest
of
you
don't
_ voice
your
opinions
publicly,
then
you
will have
to
be
satisfied with
what
·
the
manufacturers
tell
the
promoters
to
do
.
Remember,
if
they plan a race
and
only
the
manufacturers
' cars
show
up
,
who
are they going _
to
race
against?
Us
sma-11
. guys
out
number
the
big boys.
You
can't
be
a King
without
sub
jects,
or
a _
Chief
without
Indians,
and
you
can't
promote
a race
without
racers.
_
One
basic rule
of
psychology
gentlemen
:
If
you
remove
positive incentives .the ·
desired
respon
se dies. In
other
.
word
s,
if
you
change
the
rules
for
particular
people
, then
how
do
you
expect
your
racers
to
have an
enthusiastic, positive·
attitude
towards y
ou
and
your
racing
association
.
You
can't
keep
taking
our
money
and treating us
like
dirt
.
When
you make a class
rule .change,' it needs to
be
approved
by class
members
, in
advance, after a majority
vot
e.
David
Quill
Garden
Grove
,
CA
The
off
road
racing
commun-
ity _has lost a
good
man
. La
st
May
Christopher
(Kit)
Cook
was
killed in a fluke accident. His
Baja Bug's rear
brake
se
iz
ed,
sending
the
car i
nto
several roll
overs, ejecting himself
and
his
loved ·
one
out
through
the
sunroof
.
She
will survive,
but
Kit
passed away in
the
emergency
room
two
hou
rs later. Kit was
not
racing,
but
neither
of
them
were wearing their seat belts.
This
tragic accident
would
have -
been avoided had they been
more
safety conscious
on
the road.
-Kit was my fri
end
. He a
nd
I
shar
ed a
comm
on
interest,
enjoying many
hours
in his
ga
rag
e
tinkering
wi
th
VW
engines back
at
the
turn
of
the
1970
s before
most
folks
took
horizontally
oppos
ed
engines
seriousl
y.
Kit had
become
a
welder
extrodinaire,
a steel
fabrictor
and
inventor
.
He
shared
his
love
of
racing
unselfishly
with
others
by
,volunteering his talents
as
a pit
team member for the Checkers at
this season's Mint
400
race.
Kit
had
~
dream
. He was very
concerned
by
the
myriad threats
to
off
_road
racing in
the
southwest deserts.
He
felt he
co
uld
be
most
effective by being
actively involved, as he was doing
with
the
Checkers. He saw
the
transition
off
road
racing was
experiencing. That from a
casJJal
good
ol' boys individual pit crew,.
usually
of
lackad_aisical pre-
paredness,
arid
too
much beer
drinking, let's pit over here
approach. He saw the attendant
race
management
problems
informal pitting was causing to
the
environment,
fo
ra
·
ce
promoters and organizers, for
drivers
and
spectator safety, and
most important, the less than
satisfactory results
of
drivers
who depend
on
the
old
school
of
easy going
pit
crews.
Kit looked around, and saw
Score/ HORA and Snore and
other clubs becoming organized
professional racing associations,
attracting major sponsors. These
clubs have become popular _
and
properly
manage quality events
on
public lands. Pit teams
and
dedicated pit crews evolved from
this
_
response
to
racing
professionalism. Whether
or
not
Kit stayed - with Checkers
or
started a team
of
his own,
he
knew _ the only
way
to
be
comfetitive
and
experience the
thril
of
winning, while ensuring
the continuation
of
off
road
racing, was
to
be
professional;
to
self
regulate
his
crew
and
surround
himself
with like
minded
enthusiasts
who
were
serious
on
~afety, -who respected
the Great Outdoors, who wanted
to win, and have loads
of
fun.
Ironically,
Kit let safety slide
and
it
cost
him
his life. l will
never forget Kit,
and
will
learn
from
his fatal misjudgement. His·
spirit will live
on,
and
he would
be
pleased knowing there
is
a
g~owing majority
_of
_
others
like
hun
who
offer
their
ttme, energy
and
knowledg
~;
and
whose
lives
are enriched
be
cause they trul~
enjo
y
and
prote
ct
th
e s
port
of
off
road racing. ·
Bob Bruno
Boulder
Cit
y, NV
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1986
marked
the
most
success
~
ul
year
i~
Mazda
truck
racing
history.
So
it
shouldn't
come
as
a Sl}rprise
that
Glenn
Harris
wasted
little
time
securing
Mazd
a
's
first
win
of
the
,987
season
in
San
Diego.
Unleashing the
Mazda
B2000's
270
lrotary-driven
horsepower,
Harris
.
flew
off
the starting
grid,
grabbed the
lead
and
never
_looked
bpck.
Obviously,
Harris and t
he
Ca
lifornia
Gold
Racing
Team
have
their sights set
on
what
lies ahead. Another
11
lclz
rm---
successful
year
'for
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Blisters
the Barstow
Course
En
Route
to the Overall
Win!
By
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Rob
MacCachren
never
put
a
wheel
wrong
on
his
Chenowth
as he
led
e,very
one
of
the three
tough
laps
at
.f3arstow,
and
won
the race
over
.
all
,
as
he
did
on this
course
last
year
as well.
The
annual
sum~er
trek to
the
·
t
orrid
desert
near Barstow,
CA,
began in 1972 when
AR
VRA
began the Firecracker
250
off
road race
to
augment
their
California
400
event in January
on
the same course.
Over
the
,years
the
route
has grown longer,
the
start
/ finish area
moved
more
than once,
and
the name has
changed
to
the Fireworks
250.
But, the
tough
challenge
of
the
July heat,
the
rugged desert
course and the
prospect
of
a
twilight event draws
both
the
points
chasers and a
nost
of
fun
racers
to
Barstow
over
the
4th
of
July weekend every year.
In recent years
the
pre-race
activity has become
downright
civilized. Instead
of
a dusty desert
enca
lljl
pment,
the
start
/ fini~h
area
is
right
on
the paved rear
parking lot
of
the Barstow
Community
College. Registra-
tion
is
accomplished in the air
conditioned
comfort
of
the
college
student
union,
and
tech
and
contingency inspection all
happen
on
the pavement near
the
green lawns
surrounding
the
college.
While
there
was
some
Friday regtstration
and
tech,
the
bulk
of
this activity
took
place in
balmy, for the area in July,
weather
on
Saturday
morning
.
The
. race
start
time was and
always has been
at
four
in the
afternoon.
Because
of
the heavy
entry
in
recel}t years,
293
starters last
year,
the
course has grown in
length
from
.sixty
i:o
eighty miles.
The
good news was
that
three,
not
four laps were
required
for a
finish
under
the ten
hour
time
allowance.
This
year
some
of
the
over
used
sections
of
the
traditional.
route
were
replaced
with rocky trails,
and
one
new
incredible rock garden hill
that
claimed
more
than
its fair share
of
victims
on
the first lap. Seven
on
course
ckeckpoints
and
the
start/finish
check
kept
most
competitors
on
the straight
and
sometimes
narrow
paths
marked
for racing.
As
the time grew close
to
four
o'clock,
the
race cars began piling
up
near the
start
line.
As
. usual
with
HORA
,
drivers
stage
themselves except for
the
last
few
yards.
To
avoid
the
mad
dash for
the timing line
common
in
the
past, a
ribbon
chicane
had
been
set
up
on
the pavement,
and
wonder
of
wonders, rriost
of
it
lasted
the
night.
The
final
cmmt
,
pn
entry was
279
starters, a little '
behind
last year,
but
plenty
of
entry
for
an
eighty mile course.
Class 1 was
first
off
the
line
with
several
former
overall
winners in the .pack.
The
dust
posed
quite
a hazard for all
but
the
front
runners,
and
the
new
"gotcha"
rocks
put
some
down
and
out
in ·
most
every
class
before
the
first check.
The
Class
1 s stayed in close
formation
up
front
on
the
first lap,
but
young
Rob
MacCachren served notice
early that he intended
to
repeat
his
1986
overall victory. Starting
sixth
on
the
one
every
15
seconds
format,
Rob
gained first
on
the
road late in the lap,
and
in
clean
air
he
had
the Valley Perform-
ance
Chenowth
cranked
up
to
turn
fast lap
of
the
day at
1 :
24.54
. Close
behind
ar-1
:26.42
was
Chet
Huffm:;in in the fancy
· new O .R.E. powered by a twin
cam 1.oyota engine.
Just
four
· seconds further back was
Mark
McMillin
in
the
Porsche
powered
Chenowth
. -In
yet
another
Chenowth,
Rob
Gordon
was
fourth,
over four minutes
down
.
The
winner
here
last
Decembc;r, Larry Noel was next,
a couple
more
minutes
,back
but
j.ust seconds ahead
of
Frank
Snook
/ Eric
Arras
, Raceco,
and
it was
some
race going.
·
The
leaders slowed
on
the
middle lap in
the
heavy traffic
they were lapping.
MacCachren
·
stayed in
the
lead,
now
having a
good
ten minutes
on
Huffman,
who
had a flat
and
stopped
to
fix
his
torsion
adjuster.
Only
20
more
seconds back,
RobGordon
was
up
to
third,
and
Snook/
Arras
were fourth with a
driver
change
mid
lap. McMillin lost
many minutes
but
held fifth, and
Noel lost bags'
of
time with a
broken
throttle
arm.
Starting the
last lap
Rob
Gordon
broke
an
axle
and
was seen motorscooting
around
the ·main
pits
lookiqg for
long shocks.· Apparently the ,
fix
didn't
work,
as his car
did
·
not
finish the final
round.
MacCachren,
who"
did a 1:29
middle lap,
turned
a 1
:27
last lap,
and
he never relinquished the
overall lead; he proved a master
of
the rough .
cou
·rse, taking 34
minutes
off
his overall winning
time in 1986. It was
one
of
many
Fireworks overall victories for
Butch
Dean's
Valley Perform-
ance cars.
Rolf
Tibblin
won in
197 8
and
1979,
then
Jack
Johnson
took
over
the ride and
won
in
1981,
1983
and
1984,
and
now
Rob
MacCachren has
· two wins
under
his belt.
Rob
said
later his only
problems
was
losing the use
of
his Parker
Pumper
h~lmet,
but
-
reported
no
flats.
He
probably
wasn't
close
enough
to
the
ground
half the
time
to
snag a rock.
Chet
Huffman,
who
raced
alone, held
second
place all the
way
to
the flag, finishing
about
17
minutes
behind
Rob,
good
for
second overall,
and
the
very best
the
new
and
exotic car has done.
.
The
Frank
Snook
Raceco, with
Eric
Arras
doing
the
anchor
man
job, ·
moved
up
smartly
on
the
last
lap
<;iespite
a sickly engine, and
was
third
in Class 1 and overall
13 minutes behind Huffman
as
the field
strung
out
on
the
; last
lap.
Mark
McMillin survived his
on
course
woes
to
finish
another
three
minutes
back,
fourth
'
in
Class
1.
Soine
, 2.4
minutes
latef
Ivan S.tewart gave it a mighty try
in the modified
Toyota
truck,.
. :Bµt,, starting with a
broken
wheel
and
tire in
the
rocks
on
lap
1,
Ivan's
trouble
continue~
}
but
he
finished fifth in class.
. ' .
i"
Sta~ting late because he did
not
have an
armband,
Tom
. Koch
made
up
a lot
of
time,
then
had
major
trouble
with
an
on
course
collision
on
the last lap.
Tom
finished sixth ahead
of
. Larry
Noel, whose
Chaparral
also
had
more
problems.
In
all, ten Class 1
_
Chet
Huffman
showed
the
potential
of
his
new
ORE
powered
by
a
Toyota
twin
cam
engine
,
and
he
drove
to
second
in
Clas13
1
and
Frank
Snook
and
Eric
Arras
powered
through
the
rough
ground
in
their
Raceco
to
score
a keen
third
overall,
and
in
class!
Las Vegas.
racers
Brian
Collins
and
Derrick
Tinney
had
a
good
day
in
their
Chenowth,
storming
around
the
rocks
to take a close
second
in Class 2.
second
overall.
Tom G.
Martin
gave
his
Raceco
a
good
outing
and,
with
young
Tevon
Murachanian
co-driving,
finished
tight
in
third
place
in
Class 2.
Page
18
David
Kreisler
and
Curley
Nobles
had
some
troubles
on
course,
but
they
got
the
super
long
Raceco
around
for
a
good
fourth
in
the Class 2 ranks.
. August
1987
Coming
back
from
disaster