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1988 Volume 5 Number 12 Dusty Times Magazine

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TOYOTA TECHNOLQ01 ON A FAST TRACK , Jl It takes g_uts to win a· Championship. It takes Toyota to win six. Winning a championship like the Manufacturer's Cup Challenge isn't easy. Winning it six straight times is even harder. But that's just what Toyota did, toughing out a series of eight grueling races to capture a sixth straight championship title. Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Mazda; and Jeep bowed once again to Toyota's superior _ show of power, handling, and durability. And to make the victory complete, Team Toyota drivers Steve Millen and Ivan Stewart took 1st and 2nd respectively in the Driver's, Championship. Chalk it up to technology on a fast track. Off~road racing is the proving ground for • Toyota technology. So when you buy a tough Toyota Truck, you'll know what it's like to drive a'thampion. Get More From Life ... Buckle Up! TOYOTA QUALITY. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE! l ( . FUJl!SU TEN 1<:l~\)\~

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Volume 5 -Number 11 December 1988 In This Issue.· •• Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Associate Jan Flick Maz:enga Controller JohriCalvin Circulation .Jerry Lawless Traffic John Howard Contributors Darla Crown C & C Race Photos Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Ess~nberg Homer Eubanks Deb Freimuth Tom Grimshaw Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Rod Koch Cam McRae David Ryskamp Judy Smith John Sprovkin 3-0 Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT .. Subscription Rates: THI OfflCIAL VOICE OF· CALIFORNIA . RALLY SERIES PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN Off-ROAD \l_ R~CINC ""'& e:,,.-"'4'.~{t!i #j> ~~. $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsofrcited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with11 self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, USPS-305-690, ISSN 8750-1732, is published monthly by ijillside Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301,(818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permis-sion from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301._ CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. I . I OF THE MONTH ••• I I I I I I I I I_ FEATURD Page MTEG Stadium Final in Las Vegas .....•............. 12 SNORE 250 .................. .' ................... 18 Jeep Cup Championship in Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Great Western Points Series Round Up ............... 24 HPORRA L!.st Chance Baja . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 CRS Hungry Valley Rallies .......................... 28 SODA's Colorama 100 ........•.................... 30 ADRA High Country 150 .......................... 32 Glen Helen Short Course Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 GMC Jimmy ...................................... 37 WRC Ivory Coast Rally ............................ 38 USA Sand Drags at Glen Helen Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 SCCA Divisional Gold Rush Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Morgan Molacco Goes Home ......... , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 DEPARTMENTS Soap Box by Don Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Happenings ............... _ ........ _. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mud Bogging ............... ; ............ · ........... 8 Pony Express ..................................... 8 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 10 Happy l)irthday CORVA ........................... 10 Georgia Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 California Rally Series .............................. 36 Pit Team Reports ........ · ............... , .......... 36 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Classified Ads .. .. . .. . .. .. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . . . . . 46 Index t'o Adver.tisers ................ ·. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 ON THE COVER-Ivan Stewart charges over the man made lumps at the, Las Vegas Silver Bowl en route to the main event victory there during the finale of the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group 1988 series. With Steve Millen backing hirri with ·heat race points, Ivan scored enough pure gold points to give Toyota the Manufacrurers Championship for the sixth year in a row. In fact Toyota is the only winner of the award. Steve Millen capped his final appearance in the stadium racing series by winning the individual driver's championship in Grand National Sport Trucks. Color Photography by Jim Ober of Trackside Photo Enterprises. DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $1i.00 □ i years _.:. $i0.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of_ your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name----------------------------The route of the HORA Nevada 500 last September provided some odd signs and-humorous moments on the silty race course. Here Mike and Pat Falkosky, who won Class 7S, approach a danger sign, warning all to look out for trucks. But, the sign is pointing against race traffic. At any rate this team does not belong to the crash to pass bunch, so any slow vehicles ahead need not worry. Photo by John Alabaster. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on ~his page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for ,consideration.'DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. ff you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8x10 will be considered. Address ---------------------------City State _________________ Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - I year $15.00 U.S.• Overseas subscription r,ttes quoted o~ request) I I I I I I I DustyTima December 1988 Page 3

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SOAPBOX. •• Off Road Radn9 is Dead! · By Don Dayton, SNORE Board of Directors You may not see that headline for a while yet, but you can bet the house and your favorite rubber duck that it is· only a matter of time. I don't believe that off road, ing as we know it will survive to see the turn of the century ( that's only eleven more years Wilfred). What evil force is going to bring . about the demise of our sport? At the top of the list of bad guys is the Sierra Club. Walt Lott, before he died, told of attending a Sierra Club national convention, a great gath, · ering of geef ('geef' is the plural form of 'goof'). He said they had an entire wall of photos devoted entirely to off road racing. And here you thought they didn't even like us. You were right! There was not one picture of daring leaps, incredible endos or dazzling driv, ing. Every picture was of towering dust clouds blowing over high, ways, or a course widened out to a quarter mile, or a race car blasting through virgin territory, or pit areas littered with trash. burned, and anyone who even thinks about driving off road be talked about behind his back. The best answer we will be able to come up with is, "Well shucks Congressman, it's true a few, real few, hardly any drivers used to do that sort of thing back in the old days, but nobody would think of doing anything like that now." The Sierra Club twinkies will smile like a politician smelling some new,mown graft and hold up some nice fresh pictures from the last Mint, Nevada 500 and the SNORE 250. Whereupon our duly elected congressperson will say, "It seems to me that them old boys out there in the desert don't give much of a durn for the won, derful and beneficent rules and regulations we have gone to such great pains to give them. We must find a way to get their attention and convince them to follow the rules. As I see it, the best way to do that is to cut off their heads." "Oh yes, I would like to thank the Sierra Club for their public spir, ited interest and for their gener, ous contribution to the Old Con, gressmen 's Retirement Fund." The headline in the Sierra Club magazine will gloat, "Off Road !lacing is Dead." the one you see in the mirror every morning. How many of you can honestly say that you didn't shave a corner or widen out the course or make some fresh tracks through the bushes? We've heard all the excuses. ''I was just trying to get out of the silt." "I was passing a slower car." (For three and a half miles?) "I was lost, and I didn't know it was a short course." How many of you pitched your pop or beer cans out of the car while you were pre, running? Did you leave your pit area looking like a pickup point for the disposal company? Only one driver was caught during the "SNORE 250", and the rest 'of you__got away with it. But did you really "get away with it" if you helped kill our sport? The Sierra Club, The Friends of Wilderness, The Desert Tortoise Council, Citizen Alert, The Sor, optimists and about twenty other dither and twitter groups want to bury us. Why are YOU helping them dig the grave? Pay attention to what you just read. It is no laughing matter! If you wish to continue off road racing in years to come, and have the sport still flourish for your children to enjoy, mind your manners off road and teach the youngsters to do the same. Off road racing is supposed to be an adul, sport these days, so we should all behave as tf we were grown up, and follow the mies and regulations and make sure others do also. Ed. Volunteers are invited to climb' on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts abqut what is good and what is not so good about the state of the sport. Your words, short of being libelous, will be printed, so send along your praise or damnation on your Soap Box topic. Call or write DUSTY TIMES with your Soap Box ideas and get on the Just about ~very off road abuse for the last twenty years, whether buggy, bike or three wheeler, was there on the wall. You can bet the Sierra Club didn't spend all that time and effort so they would have something to throw darts at. When they get what they consider to be eno.ugh "evidence" they will pack the whole batch up and haul it to Washington, D.C., where they will use it to create one hella, cious hoo,haw coupled with stri, dent demands that off road racing be banned, off road vehicles be What can to keep from giving those wibbering tweeties that kind of Christmas present? Well, for starters, how about stay, ing on the marked course. You will now hear every driver that was in the SNORE 250 say, "I know who he's talking about:'' You're right, you do know. It's . schedule. Page 4 A Very Merry Christmas from all of us at Dusty Times to all our friends all over the country ·and the world. December 1988 :Trail Notes •• ~ l3AJA NEWS FLASH .:_:The Sco~e Baja 1000 was a real car killer, dusty and tough. Mark McMillin won overall and in Class 1, and Frank Vessels was second overall, the Class 8 winner. Other class winners include Bob Gordon, Class 2, Bill and Scott Reams, Class 1,2,1600, Don Adams, Class 3, Jack Johnson, Class 4, Hartmut Klawitter, Class 5, Andy DeVercelly, Class 5, 1600, Wes Moser, Class 6, Ernesto Arambula, Class 7, Paul Simon, Class 7S, Mike Lesle, Class 7 4x4, Mike Leon, Challenger, Mike Church, Class 10, and Boone England, Class 14. There were no finishers in Class 11, and less than 45 percent of the 223 starting cars finished the course in 26 hours. The full report will be in the January 1989 issue of DUSTI TIMES. MIDWEST MERGER - Taking a tip from the success of the combined desert race points series from Score/ HORA, the two major forces in the mid west will promote a sin~le points series in 1989. With a short season and races almost every weekend in the summer months, both STORE and SODA have had events with poor participation in recent years. For 1989 they have a 14 race calendar, starting in early May and finishing in September, all listed in Happenings. Only one date conflict, Memorial Day weekend, was not resolyed. From the 1989 series, a driver's best eight events count for his point total at the end of the year, so one need not run every event to be successful. There is some conflict with major series sponsors between the two groups. For example Formula Desert Dogs (Armstrong Tires) has been the STORE series sponsor in recent years. A mid,winter meeting is scheduled to hammer out solutions to such problems, and it looks as if more and greater contin, gency donations are in the works for this newly combined points series. OLYMPUS RALLY CANCELLED-Rally Week Northwest, the organ, izers of America's round of the FIA World Rally Championships announced late in October that they were cancelling the 1989 Olympus Rally. They were offered a spot on the Asia,Pacific Championship, but declined that listing, citing problems with.the Sports Club of America (SCCA) as the major reason. During the past five years while working on the world championship event, the SCCA has changed management in their rally organization four times, and each time the level of support for the Olympus Rally has decreased. John Nagel, chairman of Rally Week Northwest stated, "The FIA had its calendar meetings in Paris last week, and we felt we deserved to remain on the world calendar. We were caught up in some international politics, and the FIA saw it differently. The offer to be on the Asia,Pacific Championship, calendar was completely unacceptable. With the lack of support of the automobile manufacturers and SCCA, Rally Week felt that continuing this project was an act of complete frustration." The Olymg_us Rally ran three years on the world championship calendar, and it seems incredible that this motor sports happy country cannot and will not support a World Champi, onship Raiiy. Nagel is in good company, however. Detroit has just cancelled the USA 's World Championship Formula 1 race for 1989, replacing it with a CART Indy car race through the city streets. The world's largest maker of motor vehicles now has no World Championship events within its borders! PORSCHE CUP - Mark McMillin is the top point earner of the Porsche off road racing contingent that has tallied six overall victories in eight Score/ HDRA series events this season. Mark finished eleventh overall on points. In all, 121 drivers of Porsche powered race cars have earned points toward the fourth annual Porsche Cup North America in 1988. Price Cobb, of Ever, green, CO, captured his third straight Porsche Cup North America title with a commanding lead of over 100 points on runner up and fellow Porsche 962 driver Chip Robinson. Drivers placing in the top group on points share in the $140,000 prize fund, with the winner receiving ~30,000. In addition, all prize winners are invited to Stuttgart, West Germany in December to receive their awards at the annual Porsche Cup .prize giving ceremony, and Mark McMillin will be the first off road racer to make that trip. MINT 400 UPDATE-Mark your calendar for the Binion's Nissan Mint 400 on April 22 riext year, earlier than usual. While it is still to be finalized, it looks good for the race to return to the 90 odd mile course that starts and finishes at the Las Vegas Speedrome. There are just a few permits left to be ironed out, and the formal announcement of the course should be out late in December. Plans are to run essentially the same route as in years past, through the rock pile, as peace has been made with the Indians, and north across Ute Road, under the freeway and south on the familiar trails. Expectations for a heavy entry go with the return to what became known as the 'traditional' Mint 400 course, with mote of the 21 editions held on that route than in any other area. RIVERSIDE MIGHT BE A PHOENIX-Last August we all bid farewell to the old Riverside International Raceway, and we all saw the deparnncnt stores bui\t behind the back straight and the bulldozers carving up the pavement. But, like the mythical bird rising anew from its own ashes, River, side is still open, and at least the Skip Barber Racing School is still operating there and will continue well into the new year. Spokesman for the track state that the end of 'major' motor sports is indeed a fact. But the track will continue limited operations, such as a driving school, test sessions club racing, possibly Club SCCA events, Porsche Owners Club, et~., all non,spectator events. This use of the track will continue for at least ten months, which.of course includes next August! · Only phase one of the projecnhat impinges on the race course is under construction. It affects a small section of the pavement from Turn 8 to the Bosch bridge. Downhill from Tum 6 to 7, the track has been extended back to the ri~t ~and Turn 9, sh?rtening the course but lengthening its life. All this is well wtthm the boundaries of the off road track at Riverside that we have all come to love/hate, depending on one's success there. Most folks are not sure they could face another last ever Riverside off road race, but it sure would beat having to drive another 400 miles to Phoenix! APPLE PIE RACING formed early in 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and they plan to make their debut with new unlimited cars in the coming season. They are building two cars, a Class 1 and a Class 2, and they have a new concept in trying to use all American made equipment. The team leaders of Apple Pie racing are K.J. Howe, Sandy Howe and Bob Griffiths. They are excited about their unique program, and they hope other unlimited drivers will note that you don't have to go the Porsche/ Hew land route to go fast. Look for at least one of the cars at the Binion's Mint 400, if not before that time. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 8 ) Dusty Tlma

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. GOODYEAR WRANGLER MT'S FLY TO WIN AT MILE HIGH STADIUM Every time Walker Evans left the ground he was mote than a mile in the air. That's the way it is when you race at Denver's Mile High Stadium. You start at a mile above sea level and add on from there ... -But truck races aren't won in the air. They're won on the ground. And that's where Walker's experience and equip-ment really buried the competition in the Grand National Sport Truck class. Walker's Jeep Comanche outfit-ted with unidirectional Goodyear Wrangler MT radials made the most of every moment they spent on the ground. Through the mud, moguls and mounds of earth dumped into this stadium in the sky, Walker and his Wrangler • MT's were just too tough and too fast for the competition. The rugged Wrangler MT is the first unidirectional high-performance rad_ial specifically designed for light trucks. And for us at Goodyear, it's the latest example of our commitment to leadership in light truck tire technology. So' whether your needs call for mile-high leaps in the air or excursions that allow you to keep both feet on the ground, your Goodyear retailer has a tough Wrangler radial to fit your light truck needs. GOOD(YEAII BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS A DIFFERENCE. Race-tough Wrangler radi-als. The new unidirectional MT (foreground) and the rugged A1

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1988-1919 . HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 December 3, 1988 Sonoita to Rocky Point Sonora, Mexico BADGERLAND VW CLUB,INC. Terry Friday 5913 Fond Du Lac Road Oshkosh, WI 54901 ( 414) 688-5509 (All events located in Chilton, W1at the Fairgrounds Racing Facility) BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD.S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 · Odgen, Utah 84402 (801) 627-2313 . 1988 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI54520 (715) 4 78-2115 I (715) 4 78-2688 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Lynnette Allison 2001 Oakland Hills Drive Corona, CA 91 720 (714) 736-1442 January 7, 1989 Annual Awards Banquet Pomona Valley Mining Company Pomona, CA · CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O . Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 1 71 7 Marker Road Polk City, FL 33868 (813) 984-1923 (305) 823-4487 January 8, 1989 Lakeland, FL February 12, 1989 ·Lakeland, FL March 25, 1989 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 December 30-31, 1988, January 1, 1989 Dunaway Dash El Centro, CA February 18, 1989 The King El Centro, CA April 8, 1989 Buzz Bomb 150 El Centro, CA August 5, 1989 Superstition 250 VI El Centro, CA September 30, 1989 Plaster City Blast Ill El Centro, CA December 31, 1989 Dunaway Dash Ill El Centro, CA GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 Off Road Races February 5, 1989 May 21, 1989 Auguat 20, 1989 September 24, 1989 November 19, 1989 United Sand Drag ANOCiation Sand Drags February 11-12, 1989 March 11-12, 1989 April 8, 1989* May 13, 1989* June 10, 1989* July 8, 1989.* Auirwt 12, 1989* September 16, 1989* October 7-8, 1989 November 11-12, 1989 *( day & night race) GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 404) 927-6432 GREAT LAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Bob Moon 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 1989 FORD RANGER FIBERGLASS NOW AVAILABLE! Update your current Ranger to 1989 aer~ styling, design to retain stock appearance and allow 34" tall tires. SCORE/HORA legal, bolts to stock panels or DZUS on. Reinforc_ed stop distortion at speed. Racers Price Available. CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN (714) 845-4402 39067 Orchard S(. Cherry·Valley, CA 92223 Curt Leduc, Owner Page 6 Used by: Manny Esquera Douglas & Johnson Swift/Leduc December 1988 GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Ron Knowlton 831 So. Jason Denver, CO 80223 (303) 722-5537 HORA High Desert Racing Association 12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 December 3, 1988 OffRoadsman Awards Banquet Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV April 20:23, 1989 Binion's Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV July 7-9, 1989 Fireworks 250 Barstow,CA September 8-10, 1989 Nevada500 Las Vegas, NV December 1-3, 1989 Barstow 250 Barstow, CA December.16, 1989 Off Roadsman Awards.Banquet Los Angeles, CA HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Freeman 3503 Hall St. Rapid City, SD 57702 (605) 342-0331 April 1, 1989 Badlands Baja Wall, SD May 21, 1989 Pierre, SD June 10, 1989 Winner, SD August 20, 1989 Pierre, SD September 16, 1989 Deadwood, SD October 21, 1989 Last Chance Baja Wall, SD (Tentati11e Schedule) ICE CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE SERIES P.O. Box 14824 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 639-0801 (612) 890-8693 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All e11ents staged at the club grounds in Cleties, Ohio) MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION John Elliott - (517) 835-9923 Bob Ramlow - (616) 345-6407 MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino D-1 El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 594-8266 MIDWEST OFF ROAD CHALLENGE SERIES Tommy Bowling Rt. 6, Box 833C Midland, TX 79702 (915) 332-1537 - (915) 563-9154 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group P.O. Box 25168 Anaheim, CA 92825 (714) 938-4100 January 21, 1989 Anaheim Stadium Anaheim, CA February 2S, 1989 Jack Murphy Stadium San Diego, CA. March 18, 1989 Kingdome Seattle, WA April 8, 1989 Super Dome New Orleans, LA April 15, 1989 Astrodome Houston, TX May 6, 1989 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA July 15, 1989 Los Angeles Coliseum Los Angeles, CA Mid-September 1989 Mile High Stadium Denver, CO October 30, 1989 Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OFTEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (915) 594-8266 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. Box688 Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO, Canada (613) 332-3811/(613) 332-1610 ONTARIO OFF ROAD Ken Jackson - Dick Gillap R.R. #2 Tiverton, Ontario, Canada NOG ZTO (519) 368-7874 (All events at Bingeman Park,, Ontario, Canada) OUUAW MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box204 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213) 375-4570 (213) 534-2747 Dusty Tlma

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PAC OFF ROAD RACING P.O . Box323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 POST Pennsylvania Off~oad Short Track Shark Saxon RD#3, Box9 Towanda; PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 All events in Monroeton, PA at the intersection of Routes 414 & 220. SAREEA AL JAMEL . 4WDCLUB P.O . Box526 Indio, CA 92202 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/ (518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports· Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 SCORE .. Score International 31125 Via Colinas, Suite 908 Westlake Village, CA 91362 . (818) S89-9216 December 3, 1988 SILVER DUST RACING OffRoadsman Awards Banquet ASSOCIATION Gold Coast Hotel & Casino P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-0317 January 27-29, 1989 Parker 400 Parker, AZ SNORE Southern Nevada Off March 17-19, 1989 Road Enthusiasts Great Mojave 250 P.O . Box 4394 Lucerne Valley, CA L~ Vegas, NV 89106 June 2-4, 1989 (702) 452-4522 Baja Internacional December 2-4, 1988 Ensenada, BC, Mexico Showboat 250 November 9-12, 1989 Las Vegas, NV Baja 1000 Ensenada/La Paz, BC, Mexico S.O.R.R.P. December 16, 1989 Speedway Off Road Racing Productions Awards Banquet Bernie Weber Los Angeles, CA SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 SCORE SHOW Edgell Expositions P.O. Box 19531 Irvine, CA 92713 .E. 14) 250-8060 SILVERBOWLOF MOTOCROSS · Roger Wells 225 W . Foster Ave. Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 564-2677 (All events but the finale held at Las Vegas International Raceway.) P.O . Box402 Temple, Texas 76503 (817) 773-3548 SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES .FORMULA DESERT DOG SERIES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Tom Schwartzburg 2620 West Washington West Bend, WI 53095 (414) 334-3858 December 3, 1988 Annµal Awards Banquet West Bend, WI SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Prevost 1006 Cardinal Lane Green Bay, WI 54303 ( 414) 434-9044 2 GIANT SUPERSTORES TOSERVEYOU OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECE /VE · SPECIAL DISCOUNTS w /JJ#t/ DE"Ll!R!O Carbureton WEBER o.!.~ 'II"' 1: - -~-W'g -ii-jOft ~ Dusty Tlma Dcccmbcr19N January 13-15, 1989 September 16-1 7, 1989 Annual Awards Banquet . Santa Fe Speedway Radisson of Green Bay Hinsdale, IL Green Bay, WI September 30-31, 1989 May 6-7, 1989 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI Rockford, IL May 13-14, 1989 TEXAS BAJA c~oss Off Road Challenge Ben Brown Sugar Camp, WI 1410 East 6th St. May 27-28, 1989 Irving, TX 75060 Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association May 28, 1989 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Memorial '89 Sacramento, CA 95838 Dresser, WI (916) 925-1702 June 10-11, 1989 Kiwanis Off Road Race WHEEL TO Antigo, WI WHEEL,INC. June 24-25, 1989 P.O. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL IC0 Spring Run 101 (613) 332-1766 Crandon, WI ( 613} 332-4128 July 8-9, 1989 Fox Riverfest Challenge WESTERN OFF ROAD DePere, WI RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87 A Ave. July 15-16, 1989 Surrey, British Columbia, Traverse City, MI . V3S 5X7, Canada July 22-23, 1989 (604) 576-6256 U.P. Off Road 100 , Bark River, MI FIA WORLD RALLY August 5-6, 1989 CHAMPIONSHIP Hodag 50 Rhinelander, WI ATTENTION AQ.gust 19-20, 1989 RACE & RALLY ORGA.NIZES Short Course Sprints List your coming events in DUSTY Chilton, WI TIMES free! Send your 1989 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this September 1-3, 1989 column. Mail your race or rally schedule Brush Run 101 to: DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry Ave., Crandon, WI Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. ~ PERMl-1:DQL ~ VENOWTH ~ -~ ~ !!V~Y·A·WAY BUtil'ACKn. LI I P r-

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Mudbog • Pulling in Motorsports Faris -'"'""""""""·'"·"· ' . ' ~ ---... ~ The whimsical Frantic Falcon is a real crowd pleaser, and here Tony Loza plows through a muddy pit, perched high above the mud churned up by the enormous tires. The Goldbricker Ford pickup bogs its way to victory with the front wheels throwing a lot o"f mud. Paul Crifasi won the Unlimited Modified Class in Hawaii. Drivers Paul Crifasi and Tony Loza like having their names dragged through the mud, but only when their names are on the sides of their mudbog vehicles, the Goldbricker and the Frantic Falcon. Although mudbog races are a fairly recent addition to motorsports competition, they've grown in stature and spectacular attendance. . But what is a mudbog race? It's sort of like monster trucks, but it's not. It's kinda like tractor pulls, but it's not. lt's ... well it's a car or truck that sits about nine feet off the ground on huge tires, barreling through a pit of mud that's 200 feet long and three feet deep, in about five seconds. At least that's what Crifasi and his Goldbricker, a Ford F-150 truck did at the Liberty Bog over the Fourth of July weekend at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the four day rac-ing event before a crowd of over 200,000 fans, the Goldbricker took on five other competitors in the 4WD Unlimited Modified Class, winning both heats in the Hawaiian race with two complete pit pulls of 4 .63 seconds and 4 .08 seconds. During the same event, Loza and the Frantic Falcon, a cus-tom built 1965 Ford Falcon, took two third places after negotiating the deep pits made of lava based Hawaiian mud. Mudboggers and their vehicles are a different bre~d. According to Frantic Falcon owner and team manager;Bill Alonso, the Falcon probably has only about 20 min-utes of total racing time on it, but that 20 minutes was all out racing through incredibly thick and sticky pits. Usually the vehicles are not allowed any practice runs at an event, just the final run, in mud made from local site dirt. The Goldbricker and the Frantic Page 8 Falcon run in the 4WD Unlim-ited Modified Class and are required to run tires of at least 44 inches in height. The dirt in Lom-poc, California differs from the soil in Honolulu, Hawaii and this can really make a performance difference from race to race. Cri-fasi says that with a more sandy soil you can float your tires and keep your auto on top of a driving surface better. The Hawaiian soil holds more moisture because the dirt has more clay content. This holds the vehicles back and they have a tendency to stick in the pit. This is where the driver's skill and knowledge of his car really comes into play. "Tires are an important factor in the mud bog series," said Alonso. "In mudbog, the vehicle with the fastest time through the pit wins. But if no one goes the distance, the car farthest thmugh the pit takes the victory. That's when you count on tires," he added. "We're pleased with the Generals we use because they have a 23 degree tapered lug for a strong pull through the pit, but they clean easily to prevent spin-ning. In fact, the Frantic Falcon has made it all the way through every pit attempted this season." Crifasi 's vehicle represents hours and hours of time spent in maintenance and preparation, not to mention mud removal! The crowd pleasing Ford F-150 truck is propelled by a 460 cubic inch Ford engine specially built by Johnson's Machine Shop in Mon-rovia, CA. It boasts a Weiland high rise tunnel manifold with a Hilborne fuel injection system using nitrous oxide. The yellow and black truck is designed with a Ford C-6 transmission custom built by Challenger Engineering also in Monrovia. The Gold-bricker runs on General 16.9x24 Farm Trac tires. The lift kit, tilt front end and hydraulic steering was assembled by the volunteer team that assists both the Gold-bricker and the Frantic Falcon. The Frantic Falcon, which began racing in 1986, also has a 460 Ford engine and a Ford C-6 transmission (Loza said there's no speed advantage or disadvantage between driving a car or a truck). The Falcon utilizes a Weiland high rise tunnel ram manifold with a Enderle NOS fuel injected system. The car maneuvers through mudbogs on General Farm Trac tires in a 14.9x24 sizing. The 30 year old Crifasi began his motorsports career at age 14, racing in motocross races throughout the desert. He began on a 70cc bike and graduated over the years to the 250cc Class'. But when he married and had two children of his own he decided to try something he felt was a little safer. He had purchased the Ford truck new in 1979 and decided now was the time to try something he had read about in a magazine -mudbogging. Not long after, he saw an advertisement for a mud-bog race at the Hemet, California, Fairgrounds. Crifasi called and entered the Goldbricker. At the race he had problems when his motor blew up, but still the Gold-bricker finished first! "That did it. I had mud in my blood," he said! Loza began young too. He was just nine years old when he began racing motocross. From 1974 until 1978 he raced motorcycles all over the west coast at indoor stadium events. He began to work for Crifasi at his masonry busi-ness, and helping Crisfasi and Alonso to build the Frantic Fal-con. In 1987 Loza became the Fal-con's driver. He said he loves the competition in mudbogging and he's frantic about working his way to the top of the field at the excit-ing events. Because of the Falcon's unique look, it has attracted plenty of attention. The car is often taking on mud pits at fairs and car shows all along the west coast. Children seem especially excited about these spectacularly prepared veh, icles. They bring their parents and Loza and Crifasi often allow the children to sit inside the towering automobiles for photos. Loza said the reason kids get so ecstatic around the Falcon and Gold-bricker is the excitement involved with racing. "The vehicles are large and fast and make a lot of noise," said Loza. "It just stirs something inside you, many children have told me that they want to drive automobiles like these when they grow up!" In fact, many kids will have a chance to see the Falcon and the Gold, bricker when they run on October 16, in Hemet, CA at the Farmer's Fair at the Lake Perris Fairground and October 22, at the Oakland Coliseum in Oak-land, CA. If you do have the opportunity to watch the Falcon or the Gold-bricker run, make sure you're standing clear, because when these powerful vehicles rip through the mudbog pits at the speeds they're traveling, the ground shakes and the mud flies! December 1988 ·Pony Express •••.. I wish to responcfto your recent article concerning S.N .0 .R.E. from a "Concerned California Driver." You will note at the end of this resoonse I will sign my name. If "Concerned" had any truthful, valid complaints, he would speak directly to S.N .O.R.E. officials instead of simply being "Concerned." First of all, as president of an all "volunteer" club I would be_ very happy to have people help mark a course. Very seldom does anyone offer and no one has this year. To state that we allow 'local' drivers to pre-run is a damn lie! To say we let 'locals' run check points is an insult to the integrity of honest hard working volunteers who spend 8 to 10 hours in the desert eating "Concerned's" dust! I resent this statement and it's a damn lie! At tech inspection for the SNORE 250 Challengers and the 1600cc cars were checked for weight, compression ratio and gear ratio. The first, second and third place cars were legal! I specif-ically asked aloud in 'tech' if anyone had any protests. Where was "Concerned"? There were 72 entrants in the SNORE 250, 20 were from Nevada, 43 from Cali-fornia and Arizona. Five class winners were from California, three from Nevada. If anyone had been caught or protested playing "roller ball" they would have been disqualified! We received 14 letters commending us for an excellent race, one bad letter na-turally got printed. I deeply resent lies and allegations about honest people! We have always wel-comed California drivers and will continue to do so. $12,886.00 was paid in prize money and bonuses at the "~50"1 of which $7,686.00 went to Cali, fornia. More power to them, God bless them, and I hope they con-tinue to win! Tommy A. Ford President, S.N.O.R.E. Las Vegas, NV We appreciate the reply to the let-ter accusing SNORE of double standards, and we have since r~ived another note voicing the same unhappiness with the Chal-lenger Class tech at the SNORE 250. Ford is quite right to wonder why no formal protest was made at the post race tech. Let this be the end of the discussion. Ed. Thanks for the opportunity to thank SNORE for the great SNORE 250 race, and compli, ment them on the attitude of the whole organization. Dave Hen-drickson gave me the opportunity to race with him in his 5-1600, and this allowed me a chance to pick up points for the 6-50 series. Also, thanks to Kent Lothringer and his new "semi-truck full of pit equipment" racing team, to Gary Jones and Steve Taylor for keep-ing us in the race with their great chase and support vehicles. Roy Taylor Fullerton, CA DUSTY TIME°s~elcomes . letters froTn all comers of off road activity. The Pony Express column will feature all the mail we can fit into the space available. Please keep your words fairly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of prose may be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will print your gripes as well as your praises. Letters for pub-lication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. morc ••• TRAIL NOTES-NEW OFF ROAD CLUB - The folks in the California high desert have decided there is strength in unity, and, with so many of them involved in some way in off road racing, they thought it was time to unite. The new club is called H.D.O.R.E., High Desert Off Road Enthusiasts. It is a family oriented club formed to provide pit support at the desert races as well as holding social activities such as picnics, barbecues and various other fun things. Member-ship will include all members of a family, but is not restricted to families. Single persons are cordially invited to join. The club is a non-profit organiza-tion formed for the purpose of having fun off road, participating in conserva-tion and maintaining standards of safe and courteous driving. The first meeting was held on November 15 in Apple Valley, and at that time the charter membership was filled. The High Desert Off Road Enthusi-asts are looking for many more members, and you are invited to come to a meeting and find out more details. The club meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesday of the month, and presently meet at Nick's Pizza House, 22144 Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA. If you would like more information call President Nick Burnard at (619) 240-5732 evenings or VP Carol Clark, (619) 240-3186 days or (619) 240-3122 evenings. DECEMBER 3, 1988 will be a busy day for many folks. Of course the evening holds the Score/HORA annual Off Roadsman and points awards banquet at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. But, if you are going to the banquet, think about taking your race car along and running the SNORE Showboat 250. The event starts early on the Saturday morning, and it will run out of the Speedrome near Nellis Air Force Base, so one could get an early look at parts of the 1989 Mint 400 course. Fast runners will be finished early enough to get clean and tidy and back to the Gold Coast for the cocktail party. If the race doesn't interest you, Score's Race Director Steve Kassanyi is getting married at four in the afternoon to Janice Rene. The ceremony and reception will be, you guessed it, at the Gold Coast Hotel & C-asino. Then, if you are not partied out Saturday night, the SNORE race awards brunch is at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning at the Showboat Hotel & C-asino, and these are always grand affairs with a huge buffet breakfast on tap. CAL_ENDAR CAPERS -If you have sharp eyes you will notice a major conflict of dates on March 18, 1989. Both the Score Great Mojave 250 desert race and the MTEG stadium race in Seattle are on that date. The Score/ HDRA schedule was published and distributed last August at the Riverside race, but it must be the only date open for the Kingdome. Major players in both series include Ivan Stewart, Roger Mears, Robby Gordon, Bob Gordon, Frank Arciero, Walker Evans, Rob MacCachren and several more. It will be interesting to see what shakes out in the next couple of months. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 47) Dusty Tlma

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Jeep. wins second straight Manufacturers Champio~hip .. Jeea has just won its second straight Manufacturers Championship in the SCCA Racetruck Challenge. With the fall of the checker · at Sebring, Jeep clinched the 1988 title, bettering · its competition from import and domestic manu-facturers. Again. Jeep's second championship season is the product of winning trucks piloted by winning driv-ers. The nearly stock Jeep Comanches, managed by the amazing Archer Racing Team, proved virtually unbeatable. In the sea-son's second-to-last race-at St. Petersburg, Jeep Comanches swept the top places for an unprecedented 1-2-3 finish-a finish that would set Jeep up for the championship. In the process of earning Jeep its second championship title, ace p~ot Tommy Archer also captured the Racetruck Challenge Drivers Championship for himself (a title he narrowly missed in 1987 . · As the only, ufacturer ever to win the SCCA Racetruck Challenge Manufacturers Cham-1ommyArdier, winner pionship, Jeep proves that it races t~'r to win. Again. Buckle up for safety. Only in a ee II -::::::--Jeep is a registered tradema~k of Jeep Eagle Corporation. Two seasons~Two titles. Jeep. Built to win.

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S♦d T k I remember breaking first gear I ~ .,a C s on my Class 6 -"Thing" right .. · ■ 1 •♦ ♦ ♦ By Judy Smith there, and then cannibalizing parts ---------------------- ----· -• for Jean Calvin's Class 9 car. And before it was postponed, SCORE a bit further down the road I The Baja 1000 is upon us again, and the old magic beckons. We've entered the 5-1600, and we've been pre-running. We knew we could do it this year because the course travels from Mike's to the beach, and we wouldn't have to try to nurse our pre-runner, or our race car, up that nasty rocky hill. Instead, we'll be able to jounce down it. Sometime, some year, we may get ambitious enough to put a different cam in the 5-1600, and then we could enter a race that went up the hill. But, first we have to build a garage. We headed out from Ensenada to our pre-run,. following the course exactly, trying to time it so we'd know how much we.could dawdle and still get to' Ojos Negros in 45 minutes for the re-start. We decided we can't dawdle at all. If it isn't going to _be race speeds for the limited classes, it's certainly not g,.)ing to be leisurely either, because ·a traffic jam at the Ojos Negros intersection could blow the timing all together. We were followed by-John's younger brother, Tim, who was driving alone in his newly built swing axle Baja Bug. Tim, a big off road racing fan, hadn't been to Baja for about seven years, and had never been on the course. He was looking forward to the pre-run, and was signed up to ride in the race car as a sort of test, to find out if he likes it as much as he thinks he will. He was enjoying his Baja Bug hugely, and it was run-ning "great" as we took off into the dirt-out of Ojos Negros. It was mid-morning on a Thursday, and we had four or five unstructured days ahead of us, and planned to make this pre-run into a relaxing vacation. As we headed up towards the pine forest, John and I enjoyed reminiscing about past races. We :can go on for hours matching each other with memories of old disas-ters, break downs, close calls, great pre-runs, strange cars, bad weather and what have you. Our combined 38 years of off.road rac~ ing gives us endless fodder for campfire conservation. And almost every mile of the road from Ensenada conjured up a memory. We remember when the course started on the highway just below .the dump; and there was a traffic tangle of racers and pit vehicles that defied imagination. And we remember when it came out onto the highway about six miles before the Pepsi Stand, having passed through the watermelon patches and the sunflower beds. And we remember the year that the 500 finished by dropping off the .road, as it has done many times, and running through the meadow, which was on fire, to get down to the riverbed. And there were times when the finish was on the highway, and no one could remember exactly where, until suddenly the flagman would be there, waving the checkered flag. Once, it started just beyond the Pepsi Stand, on the old dirt road, and there were no outhousc:s, and no bushes, which was difficult for the women in the staging line. And, as we pull in towards Ojos Negros, we also remember the year the race was postponed a day, because of rain and floods. But Page 10 tried to move the start to Ojos remember a rock that course Negros, and they had such a tangle markers had carefully painted, of racers and pit vehicles and and people used tb hit it and put· motor homes that it had to be seen themselves right out of the race. to believed. It was gridlock. Many Someone finally rolle8 it off the of the vehicles were stuck, course.•A bit further I remember because it had rained for 24 hours where the pre-runner's wiring and everything was soggy mud. caught fire, just past the water Race cars couldn't getthrough the crossing, and we used a can of traffic to get into Ojos, where the beer as a fire extinguisher. We bikers sat, a sodden, sad group, also remember eating lunch right with plastic trash bags over their there, and finding that the chips torsos, waiting to find out if the were all crumbs and had to be race would happen. When the stirred into the dip and eaten with word finally came that it was a spoon. , postponed, the jam up became . Back before the water crossing worse, as everyone already there is a spot where I went off the road started to try to leave, while the into the brush and had to hack my late arrivals, not having got the way off a shrub with a jack knife. word yet, were trying to get in to There is also a spot where I hit a Ojos. It was not one of off road's big log, stretching the threads in better days. · my rear drum so that later the As we leave Ojos Negros on the wheel fell off, and then there's the dirt road, we note how the neigh-rock where I spent the day after borhood has changed; how many the wheel came off for good. more cultivated fields there are, We are always wary as we and the membries well up. We approach the big wash as we come can point to the spot where Par-out of the forest, because so many nelli Jones and Bill Stroppe had people, including our friend, Russ the tragic accident with the Welch, have driven into it at one motorcyclist. And I can remem- time or another. There's a section her seeing cars stuffed into the in there where I remember watch-shrubs at various points. I relive ing my front wheel come apart, all the times I've enjoyed that and then the tire just rolled off it. beautiful sandy road, especially in And when we cross the wide the years when it was at the end of stream above Catarina, we the course. We remember once remember that it used to be Mike seeing a three wheeled Class 1 car Patrick's short cut, 'til everyone come backwards at us, not far else caught on, and then it got from the cattle crossing, and we made into the course. But now remember the route the road took there's a fence across it and eve-before the big rain washed so ryone has to go around. inuch of it away back in the early Coming into the area near '70s some time. Nuevo, I remember that Dick So, on this lovely Thursday Miller fell off his bike and de-morning, with a good El Rey Sol strayed his knee, and lay cold and breakfast under our belts, we wet for hours until help came, motored along sedately, enjoying while my small group of pre-ourselves tremendously, and runners, all unknowing, just a watching for Tim in the rear view couple of miles ahead of him, mirror. And then he disappeared. hustled to get past Nuevo before We went on another half mile or the flash flood made it impassa-so, and still no sign of him. So we ble. I remember the yearthat the pulled a U turn, and back tracked, 1000 went over the Summit twice and s_ure enough, back at the and Ivan Stewart drove a single intersection of the road out to the seater, and rolled it as he came highway, and just 12 miles into intothepitareaatNuevo.Andwe the dirt, Tim's transmission had remember just two years ago, given up·. when the distributor on our 5-So we tied him on to the tow 1600 quit, and we spent several strap, and headed back for Ensen- frustrating hours in that neigh-ada. Two hours and 45 minutes borhood, until another 5-1600 after we'd started out, we parked • team stopped and gave us a Tim in front of the trailer park replacement. back in town. We found him a This year, when we reached phone, so he could call his dad to Nuevo, it was. about an hour come rescue him, since he'd before sunset, and we decided driven down there in his Bug, as that rather than head over the we had. Then we made sure he Summit, where we hadn't been · knew where the restaurant, liquor for many years, we'd camp here. store, donut shop and bathrooms W e spent the time before dark were, and we abandoned him, gathering up firewood, and organ-feeling guilty, but, even with all izing our sleeping bags and such. our time, wanting to get our pre-Then we settled in to watch the run underway. Tim settled in for a sun set, and the half-full moon long wait, and we took off for the rise, as our little fire created a cir_. pre-run again. de of warmth. Supper was c;old And it was great. We'd eaten a chicken, celery sticks and a couple quick lunch in Ensenada, . curb-of toddies. We couldn't see a side, before we abandon~d Tim, road, a house, a telephone pole, or so we were now very late on the any other sign of civilization. We road, and couldn't begjn to guess entertained ourselves by poking where we'd be as the sun set. We the fire. madegoodtimetoElReyo,where We'd had a couple of hectic we stopped to stretch our legs. In days getting ready for the pre-run, that little corner of the pine forest so we were ready to hit the sleep-we could gather up memories in a ing bags early, and settled in, basket as easily as a tourist could lulled to sleep by the melodic pick up pine cones. They come sounds of coyotes off in the dis-fast and thick there, and then tance. It was the perfect ending for hardly slow· down for the first a pre-run day, and the making of several miles into the woods. another fond memory. December 1988 The California Off Road Vehi-cle Association ( CORV A) cele-brated its 18th year as an associa-tion on Friday, October 7th at the Irvine Hilton in Irvine, California. CORV A is dedicated to the fight to provide the off roading com-munity public access to desert lands. This 18th anniversary party also served as a fund raising event, with a $125 per plate ban-quet. Over 200 people attended the event, including COR VA members, other user groups such as District 37 of the AMA and members of the off road industry. The evening included a hosted bar, dinner and a speech by Cali-fornia Senator Pete Wilson. Wil-son, k9own for his positive stance regarding environmental issues, spoke to the off roading group regarding a bill known as S.7 that would have made a portion of the desert in California the size of the state of Maryland off limits to the public. Wilson stated that the S.7 bill The September GORRA race at the new Vienna track was a good meet. Sammy Herrell picked up right where he left off in August, by winning his heat race and the extended 50 lap feature. James Hester slipped by Sammy to lead lap 2 in the heat, but Ole Cowchip led the next three. Sammy's almost a shoe-in for the 1600 season points title. And, just think Woody (his dad) taught him all he knows -or so says Woody! This is Sammy's first full year in a buggy. Wonder what will happen when he gets some experien'Ce? Robin Williams in the Lithia "It's My Turn To Drive" Chal-lenger car led all five laps in his heat race, and most of the feature. And, Jack Thompson finished another race, and this time he won, leading all five laps of the Class 10 heat race. In the feature race, combining all three classes, Grant Dale pulled from third to first on the first lap, and continued to lead overall and in Class 10 for three more laps. On lap 5 a motor prob-lem ended his day. Lindy Herrell took over the lead in his Class 10 machine, and he never looked back. Jack Thompson's Class 10 experienced mechanical problems during the eighth lap and lost 24 would have denied access to over 9,000 miles of desert land. "We want to protect the land for the people, not from them," stated Wilson, "declaring an area wil-derness keeps out the law abiding citizens, not outlaws/' Wilson expressed the need for "desert recreation" as "an escape from the pressures of our civilization." Senator Alan· Cranston (D-CA), tried to rush the bill through before Wilson could review all aspects of the measure. The bill died on the Senate floor July 8th, 1988, without Wilson's support. In closing Wilson stated that "if another bill like S.7 is pre-sented that doesn't allow ade-quate public access, it will not have my support!" After his speech, Wilson stayed and tallced to the guests who attended the fund raiser. According to Rick Bates, President of CORVA, this looked to be one of the most suc-cessful COR VA fund raisers to date. laps making repairs.-He returned on lap 32 and was running at the finish of the race. Now that's determination! However, while Thompson was in the pits, Herrell pulled his Class 10 in also, thinking his race day was over. When Thompson returned to the track on the next lap, so did Lindy. It was Lindy's return to racing which probably provided Sammy's fastest lap of the day inspiration. On lap 39, after following his cousin Sam-my's 1600 car, Lindy decided Sammy wasn't going fast enough, and added a little spice to his day by pushing him down the baclc straight. Lindy then made the pass on the next lap, and Sammy tried his best to return the favor, but could not get close enough. Meanwhile, some of the casual-ties included Steve Langley, who rolled over, and then lost the transmission, and Clint Hurst, down with a faulty coil wire, and both were out of the Challenger action. Among the 1600 drivers reporting disasters were Ronnie Whigham, engine trouble, Mickey Smallwood, flat tire, and Jeff Eubanks, _more engine problems. At this point I could say the rest of the race was uneventful, but I have to be honest. I was stranded in Dallas, and did not attend the race, nor do I have the full results. Thanks go to Jack Thompson, who came up with a new track design and everyone loved it. And thanks to Terry Bramblett who put on her chef's apron.and took care of the concession stand. And many thanks to all the workers at the race. Coming up at this writing for GORRA racers is the Thanksgiv-ing 250, six hours of rad~ on Novemoer 26, and the- annual awards banquet on December 3at the same place as last year, only now it is a Ram a Inn. Dusty Times

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MTEG ANAL IN LAS VEGAS Toyota Wins the Championship at the Final Wire By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Steve Millen made a spectacular farewell to off road racing in Las Vegas. He won the first truck heat, took second in the main and wo_n the drivers· championship in Grand National Sport Trucks. Frosting on the cake was the sixth consecutive title for Toyota. Ivan Stewart smoked the competition in the truck main event, his Toyota sailing to the victory, and the points to bring Toyota another title. Las Vegas, Nevada, is a city known throughout the world for its gambling and non,stop enter, tainment. The city made a seem, ingly appropriate setting to stage . the final Mickey Thompson Off, Road Championship Gran Prix of 1988. Just like the fortune seekers that journey to this desert oasis, off road racing's top short. course racers gathered to try their luck for the gold. . This, the final event of the eight race series, would determine the · champions. The series began back in January and battles have been fought and won all across Amer, ica. But Las Vegas would be the deciding point for six individual champions and seven manufac, turer's cups. The individual_s would earn the honor of running a simple number one on their vehi, de in 1989, while the manufac, turers will flaunt their wins throughout the year in advertise, ments. However, like so many before them, there was a long line of contestants that left "The city that never sleeps" with red eyes and hopefully a fleeting moment of glory with which to lick their battle wounds. -Those that did compete in this year's series had the comfort of knowing they fought a good bat, CACTUS -RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES 5153 BOWDEN AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117. TEL. (619) 27~250SI A FRESH AIR HELMET AND BLOWER ASSEMBLY DESIGNED FOR OFF ROAD USE AT A REASONABLE PRICE BUILT AND BACKED BY BELL HELMETS LIGHT WEICHT•REDUCES NECK STRAIN Page 11 COOL. COMFORTABLE TERRY CLOTH LINER BLOWER MOTOR ANO ASSEMBLY ARE GUARANTEED FOR ONE FULL YEAR SNELL SA85 APPROVED tle. Going into the final round, no one was so far ahead of their com, petition that this event could not have changed their destiny. Racing can be compared to a game of cards, in that the players have to play what they are dealt. This is never more prevalent than in the Grand National Sport Truck event. At the beginning of the year it appeared that T earn ' Mazda could do no wrong. They d won five of the seven main nts, and led the manufactur, 's points race going into this round. But on the other hand Team Toyota, with one main event win and a year of consistant top five finishes, trailed Mazda by a mere 22 points. With the points > so clog,e a true battle of champions appeared to be in the making. As the evening progressed, Team Toyota's Steve Millen came across the finish line first and moved Toyota closer to the title. In the second heat it was Mazda's turn as Jeff Huber got hooked up for the win. But then the cards fell short for T earn Mazda. In the main event of the evening Team Mazda saw all the aces dealt to Toyota. Due to a confusing inverted starting order, Team Toyota shared both the front row starting positions while Mazda was spread out through thejack. When the race was starte Ivan Stewart took advantage of his inside pole position and jumped out front. For a fleeting moment it appeared there would be the showdown that everyone wanted to see as Jeff Huber slipped in front of Steve Millen 's Toyota for second. The other Mazdas had manuevered through the pack and were in the battle. Suddenly just as the action heated up, Walker Evans (starting from the second row) got up on his top. Due to the new yellow flag rule, and the fact one lap had not been completed, the race was stopped and a re,start ordered. On the re,start Stewart again used the pole position to take command of the race. However this time around, Stewart's teammate, Steve Millen grabbed second and Danny Thompson, December 1988 Jeff Huber kept Mazda in the championship points hunt early in the evening by winning the second truck heat, but it was to no avail. Lloyd Castle and his wife Pudgie came on strong late in the season, and Lloyd won both the heat and the UltraStock main in his flying Nissan. coming from the third row, Millen also announced that he slipped in behind Steve Millen. would be leaving off road racing The first Mazda was Jeff Huber, this year in favorof a IMSA OTO then Glenn Harris. It was appar-road racing ride with Nissan. Ivan ent as the field came round for the Stewart's win added to his points second lap that there would not standing and give him the number be the showdown between Toy, two plate for next year. Mazda's ota and Mazda that many had Rod Millen ended the year in hoped for. Ivan Stewart used the third, with teammates Jeff Huber clear tr~k to his best advantage and Glenn Harris trailing. and led the field, lap after lap, to Although the main event was win Toyota's sixth consecutive disappointing (as far as action Manufacturer's Cup title. Mazda goes) the preceding races pro, trailed Toyota 761 to 742. vided those in attendance with The win also gave Toyota's some thrilling competition. Steve Millen enough points to The closest thing to a Mazda-take the Grand National Sport Toyota match up came in the first Truck Individual Championship. heat. Steve Millen sat on the pole • I _ L. t Greg George, here leading Ken Kazarian iri the rough stuff, scored a pair of seconds in UltraStock competition at the wheel of his Mazda. A most improved driver in stadium racing, Danny Rice was second in the Trophy Dash and walked away with the big victory in the 1600 main event. Dusty Tlma

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£ PJr.1tdt.PI ii.... · .. Walker Evans flew his Jeep into a pair of second place finishes in Danny Thompson soars through the air in his Chevy, on his way Tommy Croft had one of his better nights this season, placing his the truck heats, but went on his mof in the free-for-all main event. to a fine finish, third in the Grand National Sport Truck feature Chenowth third in both his 1600. heat race and in the main event. race finale. with Glenn Harris lined up along-side. The other Mazdas shared row two with the third row shared by Walker Evans and fast time setter Roger Mears, Nissan. Ivan Stewart shared the next row with the Jeep driven by Al Arciero. Millen used the inside spot to pull out front of the pack. Harris got wide on the second turn and Jeff Huber pulled in behind Steve Millen. Walker Evans pulled alongside Harris creating a shov-ing match. Harris held on until the end of the back straight and Evans landed on the rear of Harris. Evans was then able to take advantage of the startled Harris. Back in the shuffle, Frank Arciero and Rod Millen had got up on their sides and the race went yellow. When they got to racing again Evans managed to slip inside of Huber for second and set his sights on Steve Millen. However time would run out on Evans' attempt, and he had to settle for second best. Glenn Harris ,cap-tured third while Ivan Stewart took fourth. Roger Mears fin-ished fifth while Jeff Huber limped an ailing Mazda across sixth. In the second Sport Truck heat, Jeff Huber sat on the pole with Roger Mears sitting beside him. Second row was Ivan Stewart and Glenn Harris. Walker Evans and Steve Millen made up row thr~e. On the start Huber went wide in turn one and shut the door on Mears. Mears challenged Huber in the sweeper but Huber man-aged to hold on. Ivan Stewart slipped by Mears on the third lap in the rough stuff, and Walker Evans put his Jeep in fourth behind Mears. Stewart closed in to challenge Huber in the rough section but Huber held his ground. Stewart was busy looking for a way around Huber and didn't notice a hard charging Walker Evans on lap seven. Evans stole second and was able to hold on until the checkered. Jeff Huber's win kept Mazda's hopes alive but with the two Toy-otas finishing third and fourth Team Toyota managed to close the gap in the manufacturer's cup points race. The evening got off to a slow start as Robby Gordon, in the Super 1600 Trophy Dash, jumped off the front row and quickly put five car lengths between himself and the other front row sitter Danny Rice. Third was last year's number 1 plate holder Frank Arciero Jr. and Brad Castle slipped in behind him. Billy Beck settled into fifth and Bob Gordon brought up the rear. When the checkered came out they were still in that order. The Stadium Super Lites came out with only nine starters. Terry Peterson jumped out front on the· start and quickly pulled· ten car lengths over the crowd. Rennie Dusty Times Awana didn't have it quite so comfortable as last year's champ-ion Ron Pierce closed in at every corner. Pierce had to settle for a close third as Terry Peterson managed to win his first Super Lite event. found himself in fifth as he tagged A total of ten cars lined up for the water barrier. Allan Yaros and the second Super Lite heat. Things Chuck Parker were side by side began happening in this heat right when they came across to start the from the start. Rory Holladay second lap. Parker managed to tried to go inside on the start, but take the lead but Yaros let him know he wasn't out of the running. Yaros took over at the half way point and Parker fell back allow-ing Rll§s East to pressure him. Yaros Dir' ' Brighten Up Someones Holidays With KC ffil,rrBS Bonus Gift ackage·. KC HILITES have been brightening nights for many years. Now it's your chance to brighten up someone's holidays with the KC HILITES Bonus Gift Package. For a limited time, inside these specially marked packages, you'll find a KC map light worth $4.69. It's our plug-In the cigarette lighter style map light that brightens up the Interior for the navigator. There's also plenty of bright gift wrapping paper and a beautiful bow. Inside the box is another treat • the best in auxiliary lighting. Choose either KC Fog or Driving lights, both featuring our nylon composite housings for long life, and a complete installation kit. Why not brighten up t~at someone special in your life with a special gift of KC HiliTES? KC HILITES, INC. • WILLIAMS, ARIZONA 86046 • 6021635-2607 • ©1988 KC HILiTES, INC. December 1988 Page 13

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Robby Gordon started the night b_v winning the 1600 Trophy Dash and his heat race. He didn't fare so well in the main event, but sixth in the main event brought the youngster the season championship in the class and a ride next year in a Team Toyota truck. Jeff Elrod, on the right, leaps high to pass Chris Neil in the battle of the VWs. While Elrod didn't figure in the Las Vegas results, he did gain enough points in the heat race to secure the UltraStock drivers' title for 1988. tr held on for the win. but Kenneth Delle jumped out front Parker let Russ East put him in and held on for the win. Don third. Jim Cook managed· fourth Turk earned second the hard way and fifth was Johnny Custom. by battling off Brad Johnson. Jeff In the first 4-yvheel A TV heat Watts got fourth and fifth was This is the system run by most off road race winners TRl•MIL BOBCAT• CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 Page 14 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED John Neary. by one to get up in third place. In the second 4-Wheel A TV Castle had the adrenalin moving heat it appeared as if hometown and rolled over onto Nichols and boys Rick Ruppert and Rick Mar- let Robby Gordon take the lead. shall had the race sewed up until Castle was later ruled back five lap five when a very determined . positions for jumping the yellow Sean Finley moved ahead ofboth. flag. Ruppert had to settle for second From this point on the unstop-and Marshall fell prey to Donnie pable Robby Gordon went on for Banks before it was over. the win and added valuable points In the first UltraStock heat Tim toward the Super 1600 title. MaplesjumpedoutfrontwithJeff Second place went to Billy Beck Elrod -second, and Greg George held onto third even after hitting the hydro barrier on the straight. On the following lap Lloyd Castle managed to slip past George. Elrod lost power in the rough sec-tion and Maples managed to pull some breathing room over Castle. and third was Tommy Croft. Fourth was Jimmy Nichols and Mitch Mustard managed fifth. In the second Super 1600 heat 12 starters lined up with Frank Arciero Jr. on the pole. Kent Castle shared the front row and when the green flew, Castle took the lead and Bob Gordon, coming from the second row, slipped inside at turn one and momentarily went into second. However, Gordon's Maples lost power on the back stretch causing Castle to ram him when landing off the jump. Castle took over and never looked back. Second went to Greg George while last year's number 1, Ken Kazarian, finished third ahead of Vincent Tjelmeland. Chris Neil took fifth. In the first UltraCross event the action wick was turned· up as Scott Tyler and Jim "Hollywood" Holley diced for the lead. Right on their tail was Denny Stephen-son and Jeremy McGrath. Holley got his front wheel crossed up and tasted the dirt on the third lap and Stephenson took the lead. Tyler got• too comfortable in second place and let the Vohland broth-ers, Tyson and Tallon, get by onl the sixth lap. Bob Gordon was stuck in second place at Las Vegas, his Chenowth second in both his heat race and the frantic action in the Super 1600 feature. At the finish it was Denny Ste-phenson winning with Tyson leading Tallon Vohland across. Fourth went to Scott Tyler and Jeremy McGrath finished fifth. As the first Unlimited Super 1600s took the field, 13 starters came out. Jimmy Nichols and Billy Beck shared the front row. On the second row was Robby Gordon and Tommy Croft. As the green flag came o.ut Jimmy Nichols elbowed his way into the lead. Robby Gortlon momentar-ily slipped into third but Beck came in hard and took third. The first lap was stopped when Larry Noel rolled. On the re-start Nichols kept his lead until lap four when Robby Gordon got by. Also on the fourth lap was a restart due to Brad Castle getting on his top. After the first re-start Castle was picking off the competition one December 1988 Defending champion Frank Arciero Jr. won his 1600 heat, was fourth in the main, but shy just a very few points to retain the title. Billy Beck bucks the Chenowth trend by driving a Berrien Laser, and he started strong, second in his heat, but faded in the crowded main. Dusty Times

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Mitch Mustard had a little trouble in his heat race,J:Jutcame back to take fifth in the 1600 main event and fifth in the season's points. After a tremendous early part of the season, Glenn Harris had to settle with 3rd in one truck heat and 3rd in the main at Las Vegas. Always a potential winner, Jerry Whelchel didn't have a good night, but had enough points to score third in the 1988 1600 points standings. Always with the front runners, Marty Coyne bicycles through the bumps en route to fourth in his heat race and fourth on points for the year. teammate, Frank Arciero Jr., quickly _put his number 1 driving ability to good use and regained the second spot. Kent Castle took advantage of the clear track and began pulling a good lead over Arciero and Bob Gordon.Jerry Whelchel followed in fourth and Marty Coyne was fifth. On the fourth lap Castle quit in the back stretch and the Goodrich team of Frank (Butch) Arciero and Bob Gordon began battling for the lead. Danny Rice · had been working hard and man-aged to take the third spot. Butch pulled a comfortable lead over his teammate before the white flag come out. In the mean-time Jerry Whelchel consistently closed in on Danny Rice, who was running in third. Whelchel how-ever, was caught paying too much attention to Rice and allowed Marty Coyne to take his fourth spot. Frank Arciero Jr. went on to win the heat with teammate Bob Gordon a distant second. By win-ning the event Arciero canceled Robby Gordon's earlier win so the two were still only a handful of points apart, meaning the main event would determine their fate. Third went to Danny Rice and fourth to Marty Coyne. Jerry Whelchel salvaged fifth. The Stadium Super Lites were the first of the main event races. Chuck Parker took advantage of his front row position to grab the early lead. Before the lap ended Russ East took over momentarily until Ron Pierce manueverd his way into the lead. Richard Obi-alero caused a yellow flag after he got-hung up in the rough. On the re-start Parker pulled a quick comfortable lead over Jim Cook and Terry Peterson managed Ken Kazarian tried hard to defend his UltraStock title this season, but failed to gain enough points in the VW, de~pite a pair of thirds in Vegas. Vince Tjelmeland had a rough time in Vegas with his Nissan UltraStock, but his points count for the year. put him in second in the standings. Dusty Times third. Early leader Chuck Parker flipped on the back stretch but continued to finish in eighth. • Ron Pierce went on for his second main event win, Terry Peterson took second and third went to Rennie Awana. Jim Cook was fourth ahead of Allan Yaros. Russ East coasted to a seventh place finish but had earned enough points to win the Super Lite title. A total of 24 4-Wheel ATVs battled in the main event. Donnie Banks jumped off the front row to grab the early lead with Rick Ruppert trailing in second. After three laps Banks slipped into fourth place and the defending champion Don Turk, after mov-ing through the pack, took over. When it was over Don Turk had won the main event but Don-nie Banks (finished seventh) had won the title of champion for the year. Second place event finisher was Kenneth Delk and third went to Sean Finley. Fourth place was Brand Johnson and fifth went to Rick Ruppart. In the UltraStock main Greg George took the inside position at tum one and managed to settle behind early leader Vince Tjelme-land, but before the lap ended George went outside of Tjelme-land. Tjelmeland suffered suspen• sion problems and on the follow-ing lap was passed by Lloyd Castle and Ken Kazarian. Greg George got up on two wheels in .he sweeper and Castle was able to close in and heat up the battle. Lloyd Castle, with two laps to go, turned the wick up on G~org~ and_played who's got the biggest kohoonys to take the lead. Greg George got anxious and got his- Mazda up on two wheels in turn one, allowing Castle to get a full straight lead. George then found himself busy fighting off Kazarian. When it was over, Lloyd Castle had won with Greg George ~ing second. Third place went to Ken Kazarian and Chris Neil took fourth. Fifth was Tim Maples. Jeff Elrod did not start due to tranny trouble, but managed to earn himself the number one plate for next year. ,In the Super 1600 main Jerry Whelchel sat on the pole \\'.ith Danny Rice. The second row _was Bob Gordon and Billy Beck. It was Rice that took the lead with Bob Gordon second, then came Tommy Croft. i;.-More off-road races,· are won on Bilsteins than any other shock absorber, period. ..... . •BORN TO PERFORM" BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional technical Information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. December 1988 Page 15

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Rod Millen led the truck drivers' points heading into the final race, but his Mazda was off its feed, and he was fifth in the main and third for the year on points. Danny Rice enjoyed an open track and quickly put several lengths on the pack. Bob Gordon, running second, had Coyne chal-lenging and Frank Arciero was ahead of points leader Robby Gordon. Arciero trailed the young Gordon by a few points and knew he had to stay in front. As the front runners caught up with traffic Rice took his time and carefully picked his way through the field to win the main event. ~b Gordon finished second _and Tommy Croft held-onto third. Frank Arciero finished fourth and Mitch Mustard was fifth. Robby Gordon finished sixth, behind his closest points contender (Frank Arciero ), but managed to salvage the championship. Frank Arciero trailed by nine points. The UltraCross motorcycle main provided the crowd with some exciting entertainment. 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Res.Add 6% Sales Tax Usually in contention, Jimmy Nichols was fourth in his 1600 heat, but catch that super wheelie by another 1600 during a practice session. before the first lap was over. Fowler was not alone though as Denny Stephenson and Tallon Vohland were close by. Two laps later Fowler lost the lead as Danny Stephenson out jumped him on . the 'double. Fowler was startled and Tallon Vohland got around, but before the lap was over Tallon Vohland fell. Two laps later J1m Holley took second from Fowler by gritting his teeth harder in the rough. With two laps remaining Tallon Vohland reappeared as a front runner. When the check-ered came out it was Denny Ste-phenson that managed to keep the other 14 riders at bay. Second went to Jim Holley and Holley also earned the championship title. The third place event finish went to a very hard charging Tal-lon Vohland. 'Fallon's brother, Tyson had also fallen during the race and remounted and charged · through the pack to earn fourth. Early leader Terry Fowler was fifth. 1988 MTEG Champions Vince Tjelmeland took home · second place for the year with 221 points. Third was Lloyd Castle for earning 200 points. Chris Neil was listed as fourth place overall finisher by totaling 195 points. Greg George managed to get fifth by earning 163 points. Russ East (290) edged out Ron Pierce (2 71) in the Stadium Super Lites Championship. East won the first event at Anaheim, and at San Diego and the Coliseum. Ron Pierce got his program together late in the year and managed to win the two final events for second overall. John Gersjes didn't fair well in the overall· points standings (seventh) but managed to win at the Astrodome. Rennie Awana captured a strong third place for the year by totaling 253 points. Fourth went to Rory Holladay with 221. Fifth place was Frank Chavez with 177. The 4-Wheel A TV series winner was Donnie Banks. Banks (318) was able to edge out Sean Finley (297) and Don Turk (270) for the championship. Banks was able to win three of the eight events as did Don Turk. Finley was credited with the other two wins for the season. Marty Hart earned fourth place with 179 points and fifth went to Mark Ehrhardt. Jim Holley won the UltraCross --------------------------Championship by totaling 419 The 1988 Mickey Thompson the Manufacturer's Cup Champ- points for the year. Holley's only Off-Road Championship Gran ionship. win was at the Astrodome but he By Homer Eubanks .. Prix season ended the year with- Steve Millen, who is leaving remained up front throughout the out its founder. Thompson and stadium off road racing to pursue - year for the win. A close battle for hiswifeTrudyweregunneddown acareerinNissanroadracing,left second, betwee~ Tyson and Tal-March 16 of this year at their the sport behind as a winner. lon· Vohland, was ,settled by home for reasons unknown. Steve totaled 373 points for first Tyson who totaled 330 points Their deaths were a blow to all of overall in the individual driver's over brother Tallon's 268. Tyson motor sports. However, Thomp- championship. Steve's teammate Vohland was the only repeat son, with his innovative mind and Ivan Stewart trailed with 343 winner for the year by winning long term planning, had already points. Third place Rod Millen, back-to-back events ( Coliseum setthecourseforthefutureofthe who led the points battle going and.Denver). Tallon Vohland series. The series was able to con- into the final event, ended the won at the Rose Bowl. Fourth was · tinue throughout the season and year with 327 points. Team JeffMaberywith 167. DannySte-appears to be heading to a pros-Mazda finished out the top five phenson (163) won the final perous future. All of us should be positions with Jeff Huber earning event at Vegas and Scott Taylor · thankful to the Thompsons for .291 points .and team captain was crowned King of the King-their contribution to motor Glenn Harris finished with 283. dome. Brian Manley was th~ . racing. Last year's number 1 plate hold- winner at San Diego while Chris The season started in January erFrankArcieroJr.madehispres-Young won the first event at , with the eight race series to be ence known in the Super 1600 Anaheim. performed across America. From series by winning three of the While Team Toyota won their the beginning it appeared to be eight main events. Arciero won at sixth straight. Manufact.urers' T earn Mazda's year. The opening San Diego, the Rose Bowl and Cup, and they are, in fact, the only round in Anaheim, CA was won Seattle's Kingdome to total 243 team to win the honor, there were by Rod Millen in Mazda's B2000 · points for the year. Robby Gor- other winners among the manu-SportTruck. Aithesecondev~nt, don managed to win two main facturers groups involved in sta-held in San Diego's Jack Murphy events (Astrodome and L.A. Col- dium racing. With Jeff Elrod's Stadium, Team Mazda again con- iseum) but his other consistent championship victory in Ultra-quered, butthistimeitwasGlenn finishes totaled 252 points· and Stock, Volkswagen captured that Harris at the wheel. Harris kept gave him the overall honors for title, Honda was the winner in the the momentum rolling for Mazda 1988. Other main event winners 4-Wheel ATV action and Kawa-as he won the following event in included Robbie's dad, Bob Gor- saki took the Ultracross honors. . Seattle. Seemingly unstoppable, don, Denver, and Danny Rice in Uniroyal Goodrich accumulated Harris went on to make it four in a Las Vegas. the most points overall among tire row for Mazda as he showed manufaturers, with General Houston fans the fast line around FrankArcieroJr. trailed Robby second, Goodyear third, and the Astrodome. It was not until Gordon by nine points (284) for Bridgestone was fourth. · event five that Toyota's Steve second place in the overall champ- · The trophies, cash and contin-Millen became the first main ionship and third went to Jerry gency prizes and other prestigious event winner this year not driving Whelchel (Anaheim winner). awards were given out to the 1988 a Mazda. The race. appeared to Fourth and fifth place finishers series champions and competitors belong to Steve's brother Rod actually tied with 200 points at the Mickey Thompson Off Millen, until Steve stuffed his apiece, but Marty Coyne won the Road Gran Prix awards dinner Toyota inside the Mazda to cap- coin toss to be liSted as fourth last November 19attheNewport-ture the win on the last turn at the over Mitch MuStard. er Resort in Newport Beach, CA. Rose Bowl. Mazda's Rod Millen Jeff Elrod ended the year as The champions don't have too came back in the next round at the UltraStock Champion by win- many weeks to rest on their laur-L.A. Memorial Coliseum and ning at San Diego and Houston. els, however. The 1989 series captured the main event fiasco. The only other repeat winner was starts January 21 at Anaheim Sta-Walker Evans got his team Lloyd Castle, who' won the final dium, followed on February 25 together at Denver, CO, and took two events (Denver and Las by the meet in San Diego. Current home the gold for Jeep. Toyota Vegas).GregGeorgewonthefirst plans by MTEG indicate an returned at Las Vegas to take the event held at Anaheim. Round expanded schedule for 1989, ten easiest victory of the year. This five (Rose Bowl) was captured by races instead of the eight this year, win and their consistent finishing Ken Kazarian and Chris Neil took and a new venue, New Orleans in throughout the year won Toyota home top honors at Seattle. April. 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The 19th Annual SNORE/Yokohama 150 Plwtos: Charlie Crunden/Trackside Plwto Enterprises Don McBride and his son Matt charged over rough and dusty routes in the Porsche powered Raceco, zoomed out front on the third lap and won Class 2 overall. It was their first ever first overall triumph. Incredible as it seems, the the character of the race trails before the route went back under SNORE 250 has taken place around Jean, rough, tough and the freeway, made a short loop every September since the inaug-dusty. The SNORE 250, pre-south Jo a pit area, then went ural run in 1979. The club has sented this year by Van Kirk Rae-north and east into the hills, south staged their most· prestigeous ing and Desert Racing Parts, used to the dreaded silt with a loop event on nearly every possible mostly familiar trails starting well close to older routes, and then course within 50 miles of their south of Jean International Air-north to the start/ finish line. It home base in Las Vegas, Nevada. port. The course used the old was a bit over 60 miles the lap, This year they returned to what pavement, heading south for a and four laps were required for all was once the off road capital of. mile or so before darting west but the Challenger Class. theworld,Jean,Nevada.Overthe under 1-15, and continued south The entry was down this year, years Jean has changed its face to state line, the only authorized due perhaps to the traditional considerably, but· as late as last pit area west of the freeway. It was date of the SNORE 250 being year it held its character, .dating a straight but rugged run north merely two weeks after the back long before the freeway was Pa$ the Jean/ Sandy Valley Road HDRA Nevada 500, and folks built. In 1987, the 1930s built Pop's Oasis hosted the tech and contingency line in front of the motel, and SNORE registrars held court on Friday in air condi-tioned comfort inside the casino. But la5t year the massive Gold Strike Hotel & Casino was under construction just across the street in downtown Jean, whose popula-tion never exceeded 50 people, unless you counted the nearby prison. Last September the Gold Strike was open and jammed with folks, including most of the out of town race teams. Across the old highway, not only were the ancient ·gas pumps and the garage complex in Jean gone, leveled, but also missing were the couple of dozen mobile homes and the peo-ple who lived in them. A final shot of the closed Pop's Oasis, with the gas pumps and homes already gone, and the doors closed forever. It is the end of an era in off road racing. • . Tom Bradley Jr. and Curt Johnson survived troubles on the tough run to finish second in Class 2, and the team also placed second overall. might' not have been ready for-retired. Barbeau never looked more Nevada silt. Of the 74 back, and, although passed by a entries, 70 took the green flag. On few Class 2 cars during the next Friday the registration, tech and three laps, he held his Class' 1 lead contingency row, yes there were to the flag and finished third over-half a dozen companies repre- all in 6:05.52. The Doc Ingram sented, all took place in the open car got in three laps for second in air at the start/finish. It all started Class 1. at four in the afternoon and ran A bunch of heavy hitters were until 10:00 p.m. SNORE designs out in Class 2, led off the line by the schedule so that none of their Don and Matt McBride, Porsche members need lose a day of work powered Raceco. Next .away was the day before a race. The weather Bob Richey, then Brian Collins, was great on Friday, not as hot as and Len Newman/Ken Cox, all expected, and most pleasant for these cars using six cylinder the desert in September. Porsche power. Richey was first Promptly at nine Saturday around, but in the same minute morning the car.s were all staged came McBride, then Aaron Haw-and James Barbeau was first away ; ley, and just astern in the next in his Class 1 machine, followed minute it was Ed Herbst, then by Ron Brant and the team of Doc brother Troy Herbst, and Brian Ingram/Bill Kreitlow. All starters Collins. Tom Bradley Jr. was back left at 30 second intervals. The about 14 minutes. Missing was nine in Class 2 followed, then Len Newman, due to a rollover came Class 10, 1-2-1600, the big- where no help was available and gest bunch at 21, then 5-1600, the team couldn't right the car, Challenger and the three assorted and Rick Rowland failed to show trucks. up also. Aaron Hawley had fast Jim Barbeau really blazed a trail time of 1: 18.4 7, seven seconds on the first lap, doing fast lap for ahead of Ed Herbst. the day at 1:16.57, and he stayed After two laps Bob Richey was first on the road through the first first on the road, closely followed lap. Bill Kreitlow was about four by Brian Collins and both Herbst minutes behind him, second on cars. On time Ed Herbst led by 28 the road, and Brant was already in seconds over Richey, and Collins trouble, over 30 minutes back. He was in the hunt also. And, after did a slower second lap and three laps Brian Collins, with Doc Ingram and Bill Kreitlow had troubles with the Chaparral on the third lap, but the team claimed second in Class 1 action anyhow. · A huge new truck stop and gas station, which, while not having any foodstuffs, did sell ice thank-fully, was across the old highway from where the aged garage once stood, and where generations of off road race cars have been welded back together. And, per-haps saddest of all the sights was that Pop's Oasis, motel, casino, bar and snack bar, was closed, standing forlornly empty in the bright sunshine. This complex will soon be bull dozed away, and everything that was the town of Jean will turn into a massive RV park and campground. Jerry Penhall and Peter Swift took the Class 10 lead on the second lap, and liil•■ -,~• On~ thing, that never changes is Jerry increased his margin on the next two laps to "'!in Class 10 by over an hour,/., John Ellenburg_ came back from disaster on lap 1 to plug away at the Class 10 and a half and place fourth overall. field, and John climbed up to s'Jcond in class after four laps. Page 18 December 1988 Dusty Times

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Herman Salaz had second in Class 10 locked up until the last lap, which took over three hours. Herman finished for third in the class. Brent Bell had various woes, including sagging suspension, but he and Tim Bell kept the two seater moving fast enough to win Class 1-2-1600 by a bunch and finish fifth overall at that. Jerry Leighton set hot lap for the class, 1:21.34, to lead by almost five minutes. But Leighton was out on the second round with seve :funage from a flip, caused, he said, by being hit by an unlim:-ited car that didn't even stop to see if he was all right. After .one lap Jerry Penhall/Peter Swift were running second, followed in less than four minutes by Herman Salaz, who had Robert Stockton seven minutes to the rear, and Charles Inman was back another 24 minutes. Next came John Ellenburg, who lost an hour with a broken link pin, as he had to Midway Jerry Penhall led Her-man Salaz by about ?½'minutes, and Robert Stockton was a couple more minutes back, well ahead of Ellenburg, and Inman was way back.with major down time. Pen-hall kept the lead through three .laps, and increased his margin as Stockton had big trouble and retired after three rounds. Salaz dropped time but held second . over ~llenburg, and Inman was up to fourth. good for'the Class 10 victory and fourth overall. Going for the points, John Ellenburg survived more troubles to finish second, in 7:45.59, as Salaz had a three hour lap, but finished, third. Not get-ting in the fourth lap, Charles Inman and Herbert Smith were. credited with fourth, half an hour quicker than Stockton. The horde of 1-2-1600 cars were next off the line, and David Plum took off fast to set the hot lap of 1:35.18 to lead the first round, but Morley Williams was only 35 seconds behind him with Larry Job another six seconds back. In a couple more minutes Steve Centurioni/Steve Schrober were followed in five seconds by Bekki and Kenny Freeman, and so it went down the· line. Both Sam Dunnam and Brad Inch were missing, and Bill Witt and Mike Spina had long laps and retired. Pat Dean is a promising young driver out of the Valley Performance shop, and hitch hike to the Spina pit to get the teenager drove steadily to second in Class 1-2-1600 and sixth·overa/1. help. Jerry Penhall had no troubles, other than a couple of flats mid-race, and he zipped under the checkered flag about 25 minutes after his teammates the McBrides. Penhall's time of 6:06.20 was Midway Larry Job laid down fastlap for the class, 1:33.14, but Morley Williams did a 1 :33.58 to run second, just 38 seconds bepindJob on total time. Coming ba~k from fixing the exhaust sys-tem on the first lap, Brent Bell was less than four minutes back in third, and _the Freeman car plus that of Tom and Tim Burns were only a couple more minutes behind. Both Plum and Centuri-oni lost time on this lap. On the third ,_. ·Danny Selleck riding the whole course, and there were photos . . --------------------------------------. distance, had a good lead, Richey After an hour or so of various was out of the race with a broken discussions, Collins was disquali-S ag in aw steering box, Troy fied, and Don and Matt McBride Herbst lost his trans, and Aaron were the overall winners of the Hawley limped in and retired with SNORE 250 at 5:48.42, earning broken rear torsion bars for the $ 1000 cash bonus for the which the field fix did not hold. overall victory. Heading into the final lap, Colli~s Ed He;f;st suffered ; broken led McBride, Ed Herbst and Tom camshaft on the last lap, but his "Bradley Jr., all"that were running. DNF was good for third in•Class While Collins had stopped to 2. After trouble on the first and fix a broken shock on.the firstlap, last lap, Tom Bradley Jr. finished he had no more car trouble en four rounds, second in Class 2 route to the checkered flag, and overall. Pressing on does pay apparently the overall winner. off in desert racing. But, there was trouble for Collins, A field of eight took off in Class reports of his being too far off 10, but two vanished on lap 1. Bekki Freeman, with dad Ken co-driving, starte.d out fast, ·had a little late breaking trouble, and came in third in the Class 1-2-1600 action. Roy Taylor drove with Dave Hendrickson in Dave's Bug, and they came from third midway in the race to finish four laps with a 17 minute margin for the victory in Class 5-1600. Dusty Times HELMETS FILTERED AIR SYSTEMS BDR WINS AT SNORE 250 Don & Matt McBride 1st Overall & 1st in Class 2 1988 CONTINGENCY WINNERS Bill Church Mike Church Brian Church Don McBride Matt McBride Larry Martin Jerry Penhall Kent Pfeiff er Scott Pfeiffer SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jerry Penhall 1st in Class 10 J. Penhall Fabrication• Olympic Coatings John & Gerry Naylor• Mike Braschak Steve Hatch• Bob Goshen • Byron Gr:ams And My Wife ..• Kim! BDR RACl"NG PRODUCTS 1660 Babcock Bldg. #B • Costa l\,_1esa •CA• 92627 (714) 650-4566 Dcccmbcr19N Page 19

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Kent Lothringer and Gene Griepentrog were with the Class 5-1600 leaders all the way, but third lap down time dropped them to third at the flag. Scott and Carroll Steele had a good run in the two seat Challenger, moved into third on the final lap and took third place money in class. Plowing up some of the famous Nevada silt dust, Jeff Trimble kept his single seater together to finish four laps fifth in Class 1-2-1_600. , -Reid and Paul Ferguson drove a fast but steady pace all four laps, and.they ended up with a strong second place in Class 5-1600. f;r, round Job was out fifth overall at 6:29.06, winning with engine trouble, and he was the biggest class purse of all. Pat subbing for Rob MacCachren, Dean kept his cool and took who had a badly broken wrist suf- second, at_ 6:52.28 good for sixth fered just two days earlier. Now overall. This young man will be a Morley Williams had a husky star in not many more years. This lead, for this class, of over five is his first year behind the wheel, minutes on Brent and Jim Bell, and he is racing in a tough, com-and the Burns car was third, just petitive class. three more minutes back, but it Bekki, and her father Kenny, was out on the last lap. Pat Dean Freeman were third at 6:55.14, was next, now about seven min- seventh overall. Morely Williams utes ahead of the Freemans. De- lost 45 minutes from his other spite more exhaust trouble and a three lap times on the last lap, but sagging suspension, Brent Bell did salvage fourth place, eighth brought the two seater home the overall, followed by Jeff Trimble, Class 1-2-1600 winner and took ninth_ overall. Finishing sixth in THE WRIGHT PLACEk COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to instalf and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit tor adjustments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road · racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 Page IO tory in the Challenger Class at 5:35.14 and solidify his overall SNORE points lead. Giti Gow-land did a 1:49.53 for a tight second at 5:37.01. The Steeles poured on the coal to slide into third at 5:59.53, while Lutz fell to fourth with total time of 6:01.40, just six minutes up on Steve Thompson. Also finishing the three laps were Kelly Kessel, James Howard, Daryl Nustad with a 3:22 final lap, Kim Petersen and Doug Castillo. Bryan Pennington set fast Challenger lap on the first round, Jed the 19 car class from wire to wire, won by less than two minutes, and survived the post race tech as well. This race SNORE unveiled their new scales and scheduled a more complete look at Challenger engines, and this caused a ruckus in post race tech. We didn't see it all, but the word was that the win-ning car weighed light, and then added gas or a spare tire, maybe both, depending upon who was talking, to make the weight. Also, SNORE decided to do a compres-sion check on the winning car, and it apparently came out around 7.6 to 1, when the rules say a max of 7.5 to 1. We are not about to try interpreting the Chal-lenger Class rules, hut others in the class felt the car had an illegal engine due to the compression check reading. But, Pennington's car was declared legal by the offi-cial still at the finish line. At the time many of the SNORE hon-chos were off on the course con-cerned about the Collins prob-class was Perry Coan, followed by Jerry Higman, then Jon Gunter. Six more cars had done three laps, and some-of these were the victim of SNORE's wave in policy after the first car in a class finishes. The sevep starters in Class 5-1600 elected to go fo~r laps instead of the expected three for the class. Ross and James Craft whipped off fast lap for the class, 1:45.22, to lead by 38 seconds over Roy Taylor/David Hen-drickson after one lap. Kent Lothringer /Gene Griepentrog were a couple more minutes back in third, followed in five minutes by Charles Lamar/Jim Brown. Only Paul Klick failed to cover a lap. Midway the Crafts had a good lead, with a 1:47 lap. Lothringer was second, about 11 minutes down, with Taylor/Hendrickson just a couple more minutes back in the dust. The others had dropped off the pace. But, the Craft Bug broke a spring plate on lap 3, and that was that. Lamar went missing also. Up front it was . Roy Taylor, doing the anchor man job, with 25 minutes in hand over Reid and Paul Ferguson. Lothringer had big trouble and was another eight minutes behind, while Joseph LePore was now fourth. Nothing changed on the last lap. Roy Taylor/Dave Hendrick-. son won the class in 8:08.07, and were 13th overall, a most happy pair. Reid and Paul Ferguson placed second in 8:25.09, and the Lothringer team salvaged third at 8:46.06 in an all California sweep of the class. Lothringer was 17th overall, the last of the four lap finishers. The Challenger Class had 19 starters and some tough competi-~ion. SNORE points leader Bryan Pennington set fast lap for the class on the first go at 1 :48.06. Danny Lutz did a 1:51.13, and Steve Thompson, a 1 :51.56, while John Bartoletti was next at 1:52.37, followed tightly by · Daryl Nustad/ Curtis Crawford, Dcccmbcr 1988 l:5i.49. This was going to be some horse race! But, two were missing, and four more went out on the second of three laps, including Bartolotti. Slowing some on the middle round, Pennington held his lead, now less than two minutes ahead of Steve Thompson/Kris Diesen who had Giti Gow land-just three seconds behind them! Danny and Bryan Lutz were fourth now, ten minutes back and just two min-utes ahead of Scott and Carroll Steele who had Daryl Nustad just another minute back. It was tight going into the final round. _ · Bryan Pennington· did a 1:50.57 final lap to_take the vie-Giti Gow/and got faster each lap in his Challenger racer, did the quickest last lap in class and finished tight in second in class . Marty Pedi drove his tidy Toyota hard in the rough desert, and his Class 7S pickup bested all the trucks on time to win the combined class. Dusty Times

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Ross and James Craft had their swift Bug in a hefty lead for two laps, but the 5-1600 broke a spring plate on the next round, end of race. Don ·Chase and Bob Stockton go through the driver change Midway on the course Aaron and Steve Hawley try a quick fix for ritual at a remote FAIR pit, but the team had troubles later and · a broken torsion bar, but they only made it through the end of the only did three laps. · second lap. lem, and were showing the team just where the course· infractions happened. At any rate, the Chal-lenger decision made a number of the California contingent unhappy with the SNORE officials to say the least. The three trucks were the last to start the SNORE 250. Marty Pedi managed to cover two laps in his Class 7S in 7: 11.03 to take the win. Tracy Rubio got in just one 3:45 lap in his Class 7; and Tho-mas Coon's Class 8 did not cover a lap. The Sunday morning awards brunch is a tradition with the SNORE 250. This year it was at the Showboat Hotel & Casino in · Las Vegas, sponsors of the final points race of the season, the Showboat 250 on December 3. Along with the generous payback in class, Don McBride earned an extra grand in cash for the overall win. Other bonus prizes on top of tb.e1 class purses included $500 extra to the winner of each class with at least five starting cars. Some of the $500 envelopes con-tained cash and others held mer-chandise certificates. The drivers drew for these prizes. The breakfast was good, the awards brief and to the point. There was a drawing for door prizes ranging from a set of Yoko-hama tires to room packages for the Showboat. Lee Leighton pre-sented the perpetual Russ Job Memorial Trophy to Don and Matt McBride. The party broke up before noon,. giving the out-landers plenty of time to drive down 1-15 ahead of the heavy traf-fic on S~nday. Tracy Rubio and Eddie Lewi~ race Class 7 out of Kingman, AZ, and their Ford mini truck took second place in the water pumper class. AffENTION DESERT RACERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HDRA desert races and other selected events. Check it out on contingency row -Two different classes each event. ~ - -::··• K,;,?Jt;. At the awards brunch Don McBride proudly accepts the Russ Job Memorial trophy presented each year to the overall winner, as SNORE's Denny Selleck smiles his approval. Original Builder Of -Class 2 And Overall Winner Of SNORE 250 Matt & Don McBride Class 10 An_d 4th Overall Of Snore 250 Jerry Penhall Dusty Times Trackside Photo JERRY WOULD LIKE To THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS & FRIENPS FOR STICKING WITH HIM THROUGH OUT THE YEARS . Bob Goshen Racing Engines Jim Tschann KYMCO BDR Pumper system~ & Wiring Web Cam IPF Motor Sports Olympic Powder Coating Jeff Quinn Yokohama Tires North American Race Co. _Swift Slip Chapala Dusters Sports Gas Headflow Performance Sta-Lube S & S Headers And All My Family And Friends YOU'RE THE BEST! December 1988 Page 11

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JEEP CUP RALLY FINAL time penalty. For example, off Bob Martin and Mark Fox arc road racers Jack Marno/Stan Campbell, from British Colum-bia, roared in 39 seconds late. After the rock climb, Dick Ecelbarger /Ron Hayslett were leading with a six second penalty, tied with Greg Netter/ Dave Dan-nemiller, from Michigan and W isconsin. Alan and Mary Tra-vis, Phoenix, AZ, were two seconds behind them, leading Bob Martin/Mark Fox by another two seconds. So, on the procession moved, attempting to maintain Wharton's blistering pace over back roads and trails. Repeat Winners By Rob McRae Photos: Gerry Donelle/John Plow At checkpoint 4, Ecelbarger / Hayslett moved back to second, only to regain th.e lead one check-point later. Here Dannemiller / Netter dropped into second posi-tion, with an eight second penalty. Last year's winners Martin/ Fox got into the contest here, taking third away from Team Travis. Bob Martin and Mark Fox ease their Jeep around fallen trees on the railroad trail en route io a resounding overall victory, the second in a row for this team from midwestern USA. .. Netter / Dannemiller r~gained the lead at checkpoint 6, with Martin/Fox in second with 18 seconds penalty time. Marty There is a bea~tiful belt of countryside north of Toronto, Ontario called the. Kawartha Lakes Region. Filled with scenic outdoor opportunities, it has a long history of hosting .rallies, . including the Trail of the Tall Pines. This year it was the site of the 1988 Jeep Cup Finals;' sanc-tioned by the United 4 Wheel Drive Association, SCCA and CASC. Chrysler Jeep/ Eagle had flown the top three teams from each qualifying event to the final rally, where they would compete with their navigational and driv-ing skills in the Canadian woods. A total of 30 two man teams had qualified at the ,ten regional events held in both Canada and the USA. Some of these finalists · were new on the scene, off roaders who had entered their four wheel drive trucks mostly for fun, and who were very happy to have made it to the final event. Others were experienced ralliests who had come for the fun as well, but who were dead serious about winning. Rallymaster for 1988, Dennis Wharton from Petersburg, Ontar-io, made sure that the rally route offered challenges to both the · novice and the experienced, as well as to the off roader and the navigational ralliest. Previous final events had been criticized as being easier than the qualifiers, and Wharton made sure this one was in his words "a full 18 holes of golf." Dennis was the fifth rallymaster for the Cup, created in 1983 by AMC/Jeep P.R. man Alan McPhee. Although there were rumors of the contest being temp-orarily or indefinitely po~tponed due to the takeover by Chrysler, · the 1988 Cup went ahead with the continued efforts of McPhee and the full support of the new owner of Jeep. As is usual for the event, a time-speed-distance rally formula was used in 1988. Competitors fol-lowed an undisclosed route by way of a route book stopwatch and 4 function calculator: Only the use of the stock odometer is allowed. Following tulip (inter-section) diagrams and distances given in the route book, the team then has to battle the off road ter-rain and maintain an accurate average speed. If they calculate Pagen correctly, and don't. get lost, the vehicle should arrive at one of the hidden checkpoints at the right time. The winning team is the most accurate, and, the most able off road. , There were some great off road legs on the Cup, such as water crossings, a rock climb, and some fast, twisty stages on snowmobile trails. It all made this rally a true off road version of the standard time-speed-distance event. Friday night the garage of the Toronto Airport Hilton Hotel was filled with 30 identical Jeep YJ s to be used by the competitors, as well as a horde of media and support vehicles. Unlike other fields of rally cars, these Jeeps, called Wranglers in the USA, were equal machines, so that the competitors would be forced to rely on their personal abilities in the competition. Lined up in rows and shining, the Jeeps would look a lot different at the end of the weekend, but a team of Chrysler Bramalea factory people were ready to keep the abused trucks in good running order. . On a Saturday morning in late August, a long procession ofJ eeps moved downtown to the Molson Breweries parking area. There they entered the pare ferme under a perfect blue sky, and later moved on to the site of the Ca-nadian National Exhibition where the official start was being held. The "Ex" is a Toronto tradi-tion, a huge fair that combines midway rides with agricultural judging, special events and other shows and exhibits. Toronto Mayor Art Eggleton, along with a full complement of P.R. hoopla, waved the competitors off to the cheers of the CNE crowd. Many of those people must have won-dered what on earth they were seeing. Using major highways, but under route book control, the group made the trek to· CFB Borden, the major Canadian Forc-es base and vehicle testing· area. There a picnic lunch was served to the sound of gunfire coming from a nearby firing range. Given the Jeep's military heritage, this seemed a fitting salute. Having been given a second route book, the competitors moved to a second start area sev-eral kilometers away. Mostly a -warm up section, this part of the Jones, Ontario, and Craig Faw-rally was not very long, but it still cett, Alberta, were in third, tied counted. The navigators were with Ecelbarger / Hayslett. Both busily computing their T-S-O fac- teams were now 22 seconds off tors before the start. A m~ia rally the ideal time. contest coincided with this leg. By late morning the rally had DUSTY TIMES' correspondent traveled to pretty Kinmount, acted as assistant navigator for the Ontario, checkpoint 8. Kinmount team of Cam McRae, Outdoor was also the site of several posi-Canada Magazine and Bob Jeffer-tion changes. Jones/Fawcett son, 4-Wheel & Off-Road. added greatly to their score, The sandy plains of CFB dropping out of contention and Borden were perfect for an intro- giving Travis/ Travis third posi-duction to off road rallying. The tion. Ecelbarger /Hayslett were route was a fairly level serpentine, also out of the top positions now, but it did include a tricky sand hill with a 32 second penalty, still near the end. Because this section good for fifth. , was relatively simple, we were After Kinmount there was a surprised when some of the com- challenging loop which had been petitors got really lost. previously used by a pro rally held The team of Dick Ecelbarger / in the area. This was described by Rein Hayslett, Tucson, AZ, cap- the ralliests as the event's true tured this leg with nci time test. Positioned right in the mid-penalty, closely followed by the dle of the rally, it was tiring for Michigan team of Greg Dall/ Jim drivers and navigators alike. Ever Kos with a one second penalty for tried reading an odometer or the stage. Marty Jones/Craig doing math while roaring along a Fawcett tied for second place, the bumpy trail? Narrow, twisty top Canadian tear:n. In the Media snowmobile trails led them Challenge results, our team fin- through the route to Tory Hill, ished third, which was good · halfway around the loop. It was enough to put Jefferson/McRae/ there the rally was to be decided, McRae into the top fifteen overall. as the Jeeps roared and bounced The first day fiq.ished with a through the countryside, tearing timed water crossing in another up the forest's silence in their area of the base. Tricky because of quest. the depth of a loose, sandy bot-At checkpoint 12 Martin/Fox tom, the crossing did in about broke into the lead, with a forty four brand new engines before second total penalty. Dave Jame-competitors caught on to remov-son/Karl Broberg, Tucson, AZ, ing the air intake hose prior to were in second, followed by Net-entering the water. · ter /Dannemiller in third tied with When all had crossed, those team Travis/Travis. Since the·. still running headed to Alliston, penalties were so close now, it was Ontario to the luxurious Notta- going to be an all out effort to wassaga Inn for Day One's award maintain the minimum error ceremony. Broken trucks were score. taken back to the Bramalea fac-Off road skills were tested near tory for a rebuild. Hopefully, Tory Hill with a wild water cross-future· YJ models will have a ing, referred to in the route book higher mounted intake hose. as "white water Jeeping." Com-Who says competition doesn't petitors emerged from a dark area improve the breed? of the forest, crawled down . a Early the next morning; 30 rocky descent into a roaring river patched up Jeeps started for 10½ filled with sand . and boulders. hours of serious rallying. Two With their intake hoses removed, checkpoints later came the first this time the nimble Jeeps had no off road stage, a bumpy climb up a trouble getting through. !'hill" of rock, covered in slippery After the white water was a lichen, followed by a very steep straightforward stretch leading to descent. After a fair bit of tire the next test for the 4 WD special-slapping and traction finding, ev- ists, a dirt hill climb. A Jeep eryone made it over. But, another launching ridge, the hill was fol-checkpoint followed right after, lowed by an almost vertical des-and if you had trouble getting up cent and then dual water dips in a and over, you could get a ·huge swampy area. After the hill, the December 1988 route switched to a fast run down an old railway bed that bounced' along indefinitely. Who knows what the pioneers that laid the rails would have thought of this? The Jeeps came back to Kin~ mount in mid-afternoon for a brief, 15 minute lunch break con-sisting of homemade baked beans and barbecued beef supplied by the townsfolk at the Kinmount Fairgrounds. The great repast was enjoyed too much by some ralli-ests. Many had relaxed at lunch and dropped out of rally mode. As a result, they came in with a penalty at the next checkpoint, just before a beautiful trestle on the railway · trail. The bridge offered gorgeous views of the sur-rounding country, but the com-petitive ralliest probably didn't have time to look. Team Ecelbar-ger /Hayslett sure didn't, once leading, they had dropped way off the pace with a 3:07 penalty . After Kinmount, the rally was straigh.tforward navigation, and most of the teams arrived at the final series of checkpoints with only a few seconds penalty. This apparently easy· section took competitors around Lake Simcoe and back to the Nottawassaga Inn for the finish. Since there was no variance in demands on the driver technique for this leg, the sea-soned ralliests kept the lead pack fairly stable. It wasn't easy for everyone though, and a few bewildered competitors could he seen staring at the route book at the side of the road. An excited crowd greeted the first muddy Jeep J,ack to the Nottawassaga Inn, and the after-noon was drawing to a close. The· tired competitors thankfully streteched their legs, refreshed themselves and patiently awaited the awards banquet. The results were announced in the beautiful Crystal Ballroom, a far cry from the muddy Canadian trails. Bob Martin and Mark Fox had won the Jeep Cup again, with an astounding 53 secon<;l penalty, beating second place by almost half a minute. Greg Netter and Dave Dannemiller finished 1:18 off the ideal time. Dave Jameson and Karl Broberg captured third with a 1:44 penalty. Also from Tucson, AZ, John Ying and Chris Carrillo were fourth with 1 :51. In fifth were Alan and Mary Travis with 1 :53. Bob Martin comes from Goodrich, MI and Mark Fox is a T-S-D whiz. from Dayton, Ohio. But, behind them in the top five, three teams came from Ari-zona! The top Canadian finishers were Jeff and Jim Dowell in sixth with 2:02 penalty, and these boys were on home ground in Ontario. The once leading Tucson Team Ecelharger /Hayslett ended up eleventh_ at 3:49. Rounding out the top ten Peter Partridge/Chris Donald, Vancouver, BC, were seventh, followed by Greg Dall/ Jim Kos, and Californians Howard Hill and Ron Richardson. Marty Jones and Craig Fawcett were tenth at 3: 13. It had been the best Jeep Cup ever, according to everyone involved. Dennis Wharton had engineered a true test, ·and his crew ran it smoothly and cleanly. The Jeeps performed well over the rough terrain. The sponsors were happy with their exposure and they promised to return. A number of things are in the Dusty Tlma

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Greg Netter and Dave Dannemi/ler T-S-D across the trestle, and this team, also from the midwest, took a very strong second overall in Canada. Alan and Mary Travis scrambled up the dirt hill climb and went on to finish fifth, one of three teams from Arizona in the top five overall. Jack Mamo and Stan Campbell rally through a deep water crossing as the eager photographers stand nearly waist deep to get the desired shots. 9,~2it:"S§ t. Scott Kemp and Maureen Smith, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, negotiate the down Jay Kopycinski and Tom Downey from Arizona, set up a good bow wave in Jean Tourigny and Pascal Berard, from Quebec, navigate the last section side of the steep dirt hill and crossed the line in the water. Arrow points to approximate location of the Jeep's air intake. in the backwoods, and went on to finish, 26th out of the 30 starters. 21st spot. works as the Cup continues to be maintain the grass roots quality. world class event, with no stops ics. And, thanks to the many who atmosphere, phone Alan McPhee fine tuned. More rough terrain But, this may give way to the pulled in the competition or hos- got this rally to the last check- at (519) 973-2000 for informa-will probably be incorporated to incorporation of T-S-D rally pitality departments. Thanks to point. tion on a qualifying event near enhance the off road aspects. A schools as prelims to the Chrysler Jeep/Eagle, the Bank of In you are a rally type or a four you. They start as early as Janu-two class, novice, experienced, qualifiers. Nova Scotia, Mopar / Autopar, wheeler, interested in good, ary. Next year the final will be system has been suggested to The Jeep Cup has become a Cante! and Mitsubishi Electron- serious rallying in an off road held somewhere in the USA. Dusty Times December 1988 Page 13

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Scott Salonya had a good day in July in Denver, taking second in Jack F.lannery had both his Fords ready for the Penda Challenge. Another Wisconsin stormer, Ken Kincaid started out in July winning the Class 14 heat, but his Ford smoked out of the race in the big buck run. the Class 10 heat race, and he carried on to win the main by a good He won Class 8, Class 4, and finished the day $3000 richer from margin. winning the Penda Heavy Metal Championship. Great Westem. Points landed. After a quick check by the place. paramedics, he was OK and The big interest was in the walked off the track. Penda Heavy Metal events. First There were seven starters in the to run a heat were the four Class nextbunch,fiveinClass2anda ·8s. At the green flag, Jack pair of Class 5 cars. During the Flannery catapulted in front of first lap of the heat, the two seat- the grandstands and never let up ers were off in front of the Bugs to the victory. The other three Round Up Text & Photos: Joonne Blair Bill and Shari Coffey smoked the Class 2 and 5 field in both the heat and the main event last July, winning easily in their new Class 2 car. Th~ third race in the Great Western Points Series was held at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Denver, Colorado last June 12. Since the race was so long also, only a brief summary of the results are listed below for the final event in each class. Also listed are the series top three point places for each class. Points are awarded to each entry cm.Jiow they finish each event, including the heat race, qualifying and the main event. In the main event for Class 1-2-1600 the results show Shawn Whitney winning, followed by Brian Liska and Mike Jennings. On points the top three for the day were Brian Liska, Shawn Whitney and Paul Shaver. In Class 10 Danny Rice won the feature race, followed in by Mitch Mustard and Tom Schreivogel. Tom Schreivogel won the points with 94, and second was a tie between Mitch Mustard and Danny Rice, both driving Chen-owth Magnums and both earning 86 points. Scott Galloway was third with 83 points. In combined Classes 2 and 5 the main event went to the Class 5 driven by Ed Mialo. The team of John Cramer/ Gary Martinez was second ahead of Tony and Graham Jackson, both teams driv-ing Class 2 machines. The same three drivers placed in the same order on points, with Mialo hav-ing 123, Cramer/ Martinez in with 104, and Jackson scored 92. The Heavy Metal action com-bined Classes 4, 8 and 14, and the main event win went to Tim Bris-coe. Jerry Daugherty/Kenn_y Make DUSTY TIMES a Stocking Stuffer for Christmas ORDER GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR FAVORITE OFF ROADERS NOW. DELIGHT YOUR PIT CREW -FAMILY HELPFUL NEIGHBORS - EVERYONE. DUSTY TIMES IS A BARGAIN GIFT WITH NO SHOPPING HASSLE $12.00 - 1 year• $20 - 2 years• $30 - 3 years • $15 (US) 1 year to Canada SEND YOUR CHECK AND CHRISTMAS LIST TO. DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 Page 14 Olson took second in a Class 14 and dominated the race. Bill and drivers put on a good race, and on Chevy Blazer, and there was no Shari Coffey leaped into a good the penultimate lap Roger Lind-third place finisher. The same lead from the start and main- say was lapped by Flannery. Dave order for this group applies to the tained a substantial lead through Hackers finished second and Bob point standings. Br:iscoe has 129, the entire race. Trying to catch up Seivert was third. Class 14 had Daugherty/Olson, 79 in the Class was the two seater of Doug Bath/ five starters, and was very excit-14 and Daugherty/Olson also Larry Christman. They put on a ing. First off the line was KenKin-scored third with 76 points in gallant show, but stayed in second caid, lapping Rich De Vries on the their Class 8 rig. place. John Cramer/ Gary Mar- fourth lap. Never far behind,Jerry The fourth event in the Great tinez took third. Daugherty took second on the WesternPointsSerieswasonJuly The main event held more fifth lap passing Marc Pelletier 16 as the same place, held in con- action, but once again Bill and and Daugherty came close to Kin-junction with the second race in Shari Coffey bolted off the start- caid, but couldn't make the pass. the Penda Bedliner Heavy Metal ing line, walked away with the Classes 3 and 4 were in the next Challenge as well as the sixth lead and stayed in front to the heat, five strong. Doing a repeat annual High Altitude Bug Fest. finish. Dropping out during the performance from his Class 8 act, Both of the later events were fourth lap was the car of Dennis Jack Flannery immediately covered briefly in the November Gordon/Dave Jasper, who tried snatched first place and pro-issue of DUSTY TIMES. to run without first gear, but quit ceeded full throttle to the check-The Bug Fest contained con- when second gear went also. On ered flag. Robbi Smith had his tests in several categories with the same lap Ed Mia lo lost his Class 4 in second after one lap and VWs from full custom to daily engine in the Class 5. On lap 5 was never too far behind beaters, plus a number of special Doug Bath was about to pass the Flannery. Lap4 saw Jay Anderson awards. The off road racing sched- Mitch Armstrong Bug when he drop out with carburator prob-ule held a six lap heat and a 12 lap cut the corner too tight, rolled lems. By the seventh lap Flannery main for each class group with the over and suffered a flat tire. He lapped Jim Kitterman. At the flag exception of the Heavy Metal. In got back in the race to finish third. in was Flannery, Smith and Pat the qualifying events they were Just as the tenth lap began John Roberts. divided by class, with their own Cramer lost the flywheel, and The feature was the Penda class winner. In the main all they were out of second place. Heavy Metal Challenge with thir-classes were combined for the Finishing in second behind the, teen surviving trucks on the line. Challenge for an overall single flying Coffeys were Tony and The roar of the V-8s had the winner. Graham Jackson. crowd on its feet the entire time. The first class on the track was Class 10 had only four entries, Jack Flannery used his Class 4 the ten car entry in 1-2-1600. In and all finished with no problems. Ford for this battle, and was first the heat race Dave Jennings bolted Most of the action happened dur- · off the line and stayed out front off the start and held the lead ing the second through the fourth for the win and the big money. throughout the heat race. Close laps. Three of the four racers kept _ Bob Sievert was first to drop out behind was Paul Shaver and he swapping positions and their with a dropped driveshaft. By the kept the race exciting as he put on small but mighty field kept the second lap Ken Kincaid's Ford a good show and came close to crowd on its feet. Brian Decker was smoking, and he pulled out passing, but couldn't get the job won the battle ahead of Scott on the fourth lap. Jerry Daugherty done. In third was Shawn Whit-Salonya and Tom Schreivogel. came out of the pack to claim ney, also wrestling for a leading Brian Decker did not start the · second spot, with Robbi Smith position. Competition between main event, rumored to have also trying to follow the leader. the three was tough. In the first Rabbit engine woes. Right off the Meanwhile Jim Kitterman was out lap Kailey Gee snapped a tie rod in line Tom Schreivogel took the with radiator trouble. Seven the mogul field, putting her out lead and kept it until the seventh trucks finished on the lead lap for the heat. In the second lap . lap when he lost the timing belt. behind Jack Flannery, Jerry Keith Chestnut broke his trans, so The win went to Scott Salon ya, Daugherty and Robbi Smith, in a he was out for the day. with John Evans taking second Ford powered Dodge. The 1600 main event was a · scramble from the start. Paul Shaver took the lead, but Shawn Whitney was in hot pursuit. Whitney was right behind Shaver . through the sixth lap when Shaver took a turn a little wide and to the outside. Whitney took advantage of Shaver's error and pulled into the lead and he stayed there to the checkered flag. Running third for a while was Chad Bertram, until he rolled over. With a little help he was back on all four and fin-ished fourth behind Dave Jen-nings in third. During lap 7 Gerry Bowers dropped out having torn the center out of a front brake drum. On lap 11 Scott Viers came of a jump and "rang his bell" as he December 1988 Shawn Whitney had a great season in Class 1-2-1600, as he won the June main, and came back in July at the same track to win the main event again. Dusty Times

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Al Wacker won the Class 4 main event and high points for the day in his Jeep, and co-driver Phil Swaney got his first taste of a class victory. Steve Baker drove his one off style Class 8 to second place at the race, but he scored the season points victory in class in both of the series. Stan Schellenbach catches a little air en route to second in Class 10 at the Last Chance Baja, and he was second in HPORRA and BFG points too. HIGH PLAINS on ROAD RACING In other Class 4 action, Al The Last Chance Baja Wacker and co-driver Phil Swa-ney, from Rapid City, SD, were the victors in the Last Chance Baja, as they finished first in the main event. This was the first time Phil had ridden in a winning vehi-cle, even though he has been rac-ing for five years. He has been in his share of roll overs, including one at the Badlands Baja '88 and one at the Last Chance '87. But, today all four tires stayed on the ground and they flew across the track to take home the first place honors for the day. Text & Plwtos: Darla Crown The same could not be said for Jack Atwater, driving Gary Logan's rig, as he provided excitement on the back stretch. Jack hit a mud hole, tried to maneuver a sharp right hand turn, but apparently had too much speed, and he rolled the shiny Jeep completely over. He landed it on all four wheels, got it running and headed on down the track to fin-ish third in the heat race and third in the day's points. Mason Thor-son, fromCasper, WY,Atwater's co-driver, was certainly initiated into off road racing, as this was While Daryl Dressler was third in Class 10 at the Last Chance, he won the 1988 overall points championship in both series, and won the BFGoodrich gold ring for the season. the first time he had ridden in any Bronco finished thh-d in the main race. Nobody was hurt and the event. Meanwhile Robbi Smith Jeep sustained minor damages, rolled off the track in the back . with a crunched hood and a bent straight with a blown engine on fender. One needed a pocket full of lead, and to hang on to their hats at the Last Chance Baja race on October 22 at Wall, South Dakota. Sixty mph winds greeted the racers and spectators on the partly cloudy day. However, that did not lessen the action that was provided on the newly layed out course. The track was plenty fast, and the spectators could see nearly the whole race from their vantage point on "Spectator hill." The 1988 point champions were decided in almost all of the four classes at this "Last Chance" event of the High Plains Off Road Racing Association's 1988 season. In Class 4, the unlimited 4 wheel drive, Pat Roberts of Deadwood, SD, and Robbi Smith, of Arnold, NE, were tied for first place starting the day. They were in ~ifferent beat races, so this contest provided plenty of action. Pat Roberts won his heat · race, after Wall's Jim Kitterman broke a drive shaft on his Chevy Blazer. Harold Johnson, who con-verted his 2 wheel drive Toyota to Class 4, took home second place in this heat. In the second 4 wheel drive heat race, Don Schooley, from Rapid City, SD, shot out into the lead with Robbi Smith right behind him. After Schooley dropped out with fuel pump problems, it left Smith with a heat race victory too. So, Robbi and Pat were once again tied for first place on points when they started the main event. Well, the luck was with the Roberts crew and_ their Ford the 383 Dodge. Pat kept the spec- Every driver seemedJto agree tators "on their feet", however, that the new course was especially when he had his share of bad luck fast. Wacker even thought they and· his vehicle "·ust died" near were oing to need mud tires after the end of the race. The Ford quit, and he sat there until one of the officials came by to tow him off the course. Roberts decided to give it one more try, and the engine fired up and he took off racing. "It may have just gotten too hot," said co-driver Gary Todd. "It was running about 2 70 degrees." They finished the main in third and collected the first place overall HPORRA and BFG points wins. Robbi Smith was second in both series, and Gary Logan_ was third. they took the parade lap. Many of the buggy drivers had visual prob-lems because of the mud spots. Barry Kline, from Minneapolis, the def ending Class 3 Last Chance winner, had bad luck on the first lap of his heat race. He wasn't sure what had happened, when he came flying up over the first jump in the unlimited car. "I just lost it," Kline said, "it was just one of those deals. I was determined to get out in the front, and I got a good start and pulled away from them. It was running, really good, and I think I could have kept it in the lead." But, when he hit the jump, it went 'every direction'. His spirits weren't tarnished, however, and he said he still had a 50/50 record. He has been out here four times, won twice and wrecked twice. That's the spirit. Harvey Wald, from Pierre, SD, started the day leading the points race in his 1641cc Class 3 buggy that he bought from Sioux Falls racer Ron Carpenter last spring. Harvey had things working well ever since the August race in Pierre that he won. He was hoping for the same luck at this event. He won his heat race, but sacrificed the first place win in the main to ·oave Wilson, Wald's strongest contender. Wald said after the main event, "I just couldn't power Wilson in the main. I had that red reminder (Kline's wrecked car) right there every time I would get close enough to weve written the book on Off Road. •FAT Racing Parts • Centerline Whee is Harvey Wald won his heat and the main event to win the day in Class 3, Unlimited Buggies, and he also won the points title in both '88 series. We've completed the most comprehensive catalog of race-proven parts ever. 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dn home ground near Wall, Burt Dartt zips past a sand hill on his way to third in Class 8, and Dartt took second in 1988 HPORRA points in class. Pat Roberts and GaryYodd won everything at the Last Chance Baja, their second place in Class 4 giving them the points titles in a pair of series. Jack Atwater gave Mason Thorson a thrilling ride and a roll over, but the Jeep survived to take second in the Class 4 main and for the day. try _ and pass:" Waid was - still pleased with his first place overall Class 3 win on points at the Last Chance and he took both series for 1988 on points. Dave Wilson, from Isabel, SD, was another roll over victim. His happened in the heat race, but he made it back out for the main. "I'm not sure what it was that caused the roll over," Wilson said, "probably a combination of the wind blowing 60 mph and the speed. I had a terrible third gear vibration, and when I came down the front tie rod broke. I knew then I was going over." The roof came down on his head, some-what, and he went home with a stiff neck. He got things going for the main event, and took home first in the main, second overall for the day and for the 1988 points race. New racer Mark Jarvi, from Belle Fourche, SD, driving his brother Mike's VW unlimited Class 3 buggy, finished second in his heat and third in the main and for the Last Chance day, and he was third in class in the HPORRA points. In Class 8 it was a close points race for first and second, and also for third and fourth. When the day was over and the points tal-lied, Steve Baker was the 1988 points winner with 82 and Wes Jobgen was second with 81 points. Third place went to Greg Iverson, from Murdo, SD with 73 points, and fourth to Burt Dartt, with 72 points in the HPORRA series. Greg Iverson led the Class 8 heat race and the main event to finish first at the 'Last Chance Baja. Local Wall driver Burt Dartt finished second in the heat and third in. the main, scoring the Last Chance third. Steve Baker, from Draper, SD, was second for the day and in the main. Brad Bloe, from Pierre, SD, Curt Willuweit, from Quinn, SD, and Wes Job-gen, from Rapid City, SD, all dropped out with mechanical problems. Wes Jobgen's black pickup truck "just wouldn't run," his brother Guy said. "It would go real slow, but as soon as you started pulling it hard, it would just quit." But the close second place for the year showed strong contention from this first year racer. Class 10, the 1650cc and under buggies, furnished the 1988-over-all BFGoodrich points and T earn TI A winner. Daryl Dressler, of · Rapid City, SD, finished first in the points in both series and won the BFG gold ring. Steve Comer, from Jamestown, ND, was the winner of the Last Chance Baja. He finished second in his heat and won the main event for a first overall for the day. Steve had trouble with tbe cable in Dusty Times the heat, coming in second, but he was hard to catch in the main. "I just kept going straight," said Steve. "I didn't look back because I knew that Daryl and those guys were right behind me. I just kept the hammer down and didn't look back." Stan Schellenbach, from Pierre, SD, was a winner in the heat, and second in the main. i-Ie was second overalJ fo_r the day and second for the 1988 points sea-son. Daryl Dressler was third in both races and for the day. Steve Comer came in third in the series points race for 1988. '"f'.~e 1989 High _Plai~ calenda!:._ has been revised somewhat. The first race is tentatively scheduled for April 1, the Badlands Baja. Check the Happenings section for ~ the rest of the 1989 tentative schedule. FUEL SAFE THE #1 NAME IN RACING FUEL CELLS ORY BREAK VALVE Legal for NASCAR, USAC, IMSA, SCCA and SCORE. Mounts in variuos locations, this valve makes refueling safe and . easy. 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The Hungry Valley Rally and Got My· Fill of the Hill Rally By Rod Koch Photos: Track.side Photo Enterprises " Je;t and Camille Griffin had a fabulous weekend, pushing the Volvo 142 to a close second on Saturday, and they took the overall victory by over a minute on the-Sunday rally. The Hungry Valley Rally and Got My Fill of the Hill Rally were two back to back SCCA Southern. Pacific Divisional coefficient 1 events held over the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25th. The two rallies were also part of the California Rally Series. Ralliests Leonarcl Jensen and Steve Silsbee, who have run in both Divisional and National ral-lies, decided to shed their roles as Driver/Navigator and try their hand as rally organizers. They·did an excellent job and both events came off as planned with lots of help from volunteers and fellow SCCA/ CRS members. The stages of both events were familiar to past competitors of the "Cliffs of Gorman" rallfes held from 1984-87. Both events took place in the same mountainous area of the ·Hungry Valley Special Vehicle Recreational Area (SVRA) some 70 miles north of L.A. The Caravan Motor Inn at Gorman, served as headquarters for registration, tech, and the Main Time Cpntrol. Tne Hungry Valley Rally was West Coast Distributo·r fOII EWLAND OFFRO DGEA ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 OUR PRICE $695.0.0 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available Mc Kenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 818/764-6438 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 18 made up of six tough stages, com-prising 33 stage miles and 65 miles total. Beginning at 11 :00 a.m. on Saturday, 29 rally vehi-cles started from the Caravan Motor Inn. 1 7 were Open class machines and 12 were entered in CRS Stock class. Combined into the Open class were 3 CRS GT class cars. All three were new Mazda 323 GTX-4x4 turbos, and driven by Mike Blore, Ken Smith and David Yein. Stage 1, 3.25 miles of smooth but tightly curving roads, was called North Boundary, and saw Mike Blore and John Elkin in the Mazda set fast time at 4.55 min-utes, with SCCA So. Pacific Di-visional champion, Lon Peterson with navigator, John Russello in second at 4.58 minutes, in their Arrow. Ian Miller and Farina O'Sulli-van, in Ian's Toyota Starlet, took · fast Stock class time at 5.12 min-utes. With Paula Gibeault and Jim Jacobson in the Datsun 510, in second fastest Stock class time of 5.16 minutes. Stage 2, Powerline, at 8.36 miles, was a tight ro"4gh mountain stage, that saw several teams become stuck in deep silt on various turns and uphill sec-tions. Jack Hepstead and Becky Attwood in their _Plymouth TC3, had a CV joint fail and so earned the infamous CRS Bomb Out trophy for being the first team to DNF. Jeff and Camille Griffin, in their very quick Volvo 142, pushed hard on this stage and on the next four, challenging both Lon Peterson and Milce Blore for the overall lead. A service break and re-seed back at the Caravan Motor Inn followed Stage 2. The next four stages were a repeat of the first two, North Boundary and Power line, and saw Lon Peterson pushing the Arrow as hard as he could to maintain his lead. Griffin had a new close-ratio trans in the Volvo and he used it to advantage to drive the Volvo into the second overall slot, which he held to the finish. Mike Blore Dcccmbcr1988 Lon Peterson displayed his championship form in the Arrow by winning a tough rally on Saturday, but the Plymouth lost its engine the next day. Mike Gibeault drove his Datsun 510 to the Stock class win and third overall, and on Saturday Paula Gibeault was second by a second, and Jim Jacobson navig_ated both days in the car. in the Mazda -323GTX made a great drive in the basically stock machine. He ended up taking a third overall, but not without some concern, as the almost iden-tical Mazda 323GTX of David Yein/ Dimitris Georgakopoulis, chewed on Mike Blore and the leaders heels all through the after-noon to take a well earned fourth overall and second in the CRS GT class. THE. CRS Stock class battle continued throughout the day and became a real struggle between Ian Miller's little, but very quick Starlet, and Paula Gibeault's venerable Datsun 510. At the end of the sixth and last stage, Miller took the Stock class win and fifth overall just one second ahead of Paula Gibeault. Third in Stock and 11th overall went to George Gornik and Alek-s and er Burda in their VW Sirocco. Rounding out the top ten were Ken Smith and Jeff Burba in their Mazda 323GTX in seventh over-all, fifth Open and third GT. Eighth overall and sixth in Open went to the Ranger pickup of Don Lindfors and Mark Mueller. The ninth overall spot and seventh Open, was the propane powered pre-runner Toyota pickup of Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub, looking well restored after the Toyota's multi-roliover two months ago at the Prescott, Ari-zona rally. Tenth spot and eighth in Open went to _the fastest big pickup, the bright yellow Ford pre-runner of Ted Kendall and Shelly Hanson. A number of competitors not exposed ~o the exacting SCCA timing system, were given penal-ties of several minutes and more, for failing to check into start con-trols on their proper times. SCCA Steward, Lynnette Allison, felt that there may have been some confusion in the supplemental ,regulations and as a number of competitors were new to the tim-ing system, the organizers decided to drop the penalties, :with the understanding that ~trict SCCA timing would be enforced on the following day's event. The next morning, Got My Fill of the Hill rally started with Lon Peterson and navigator Jim Love leaving the Caravan Motor Inn at exactly 11:00 a.m. A field of 27 vehicles that included 11 CRS Stock"cars and the 3 CRS GT class cars, were included. The stages would be a repeat of the previous day, except Power Line was cut in half, to be run 5.59 miles to the West for Stage 1, North Boun-dary was run as Stage 2 and then back to Power Line for a 4 .59 mile run East, as Stage 3. The teams David Yein and Dimitris Georgakopoulis drove the new Mazds 323 to second in GT class on Saturday but failed to finish the Sunday event. Dusty Times

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Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Jon Oxford drove the Datsun 610 to third in Stock on Saturday, and troubles dropped them to sixth the next day. Don Linfors and Mark Mueller got the Ford Ranger around the hills ih good time, third in Open the first day and fifth on the Sunday run. · Ken Smith and Jeff Burba corner hard in their new Mazda 323 en route to a third and a second place finish in the-new Production GT Stock class. Off roaders Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub are getting with the rally game, and they drove the Toyota pickup to third in Open class on Sunday. George Gornik and Aleksander Burda zipped the VW Scirocco home third in Stock on Saturday, but fell back to sixth on the second day's event. Ted Kendall and Shelly Hanson lost some time the first day, but placed the Ford pickup a smart second in Open class and overall on the Sunday rally. were scheduled to do this circuit three times for a total of nine stages, with 40 stage miles and 70 miles total. This was not to be a repeat of Saturday's victory for Lon Peter, son. One third of a mile into Stage 1, Peterson's Arrow put a rod right thrQugh the block, ending his hope for a repeat win. With the CRS champ out of it, a real _battle broke out between Jeff Griffin's Volvo, Mike Blore's Mazda and Ted Kendall's Ford pickup. Mike Blore took the first stage jl]§t three secon9s ahead of Jeff Griffin. Stage 2 had Griffin winning, followed by Kendall and Blore. Griffin won the next three stages, with Kendall and Blore right behind, swapping places for the second overall spot. A ferocious contest for the CRS Stock class win was being waged right behind the front runners. Ian Miller and Farina O'Sullivan in the Starlet were try, ing to hold back hard charging Mike Gibeault and Jim Jacobson in the tough Datsun 510. Lauchlin O'Sullivan and John Oxford in their Datsun 610, were determined not to let either Miller or Gibeault take the Stock class win, and proceeded to take fastest Stock time on Stage 1 just ahead of Ted Kendall. On Stage 2 it was Gibeault, O'Sullivan and Miller in that order. O'Sullivan 'then - won Stage 3 in Stock, but both Gibeault and Miller on in the next three stages, finishing ahead of O'Sullivan. The times of these three Stock class cars were so quick that they maintained still took first in CRS,GT class fourth through sixth overall and third in Open. Third overall throughout the remaining stages. and first in Stock, went to Mike seventh overall, second in CRS GT, and fourth, in Open. Former off roaders, Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub, put their Toyota pickup into the eighth overall and fifth Open class finish just ahead of the other pre,runner pickup, the Ford-Fl SO of Keith Mertz and John Lovett, and the ninth over, all, sixth Open class team. Com, pleting the top ten overall posi, tions, and fourth in Stock class, came another pickup, the Isuzu of Son and Father team, David and Gary Burgess. utation for its members pitching in, helping out, and putting on fine, well organized events, held true for both rallies. Special thanks should go to the radio crews, and to the cooperation by the Hungry Valley SVRA Rangers· for the use of the roads within the Park. Back among the three overall Gibeault and Jim Jacobson in a leaders, Ted Kendall took second truly classic performap.ce in the fastest time in the big Ford on vintage Datsun 510. Very close Stages 4 and 5 right behind Grif, behind in fourth overall and fin's Volvo, with Mike Blore in second in Stock class, came Ian the third overall spot. Stage 6 saw Miller and Farina O'Sullivan. Griffin and Kendall tie for fastest Fifth in Open and third in Stock stage time with each turning a was Farina's brother, Lauchlin 7 .38 minute time on the 4 .59 mile O'Sullivan and John Oxford in Power Line East stage. Mike the Datsun 610 that Lauchlin Blore, getting very accustomed to had purchased two days earlier the Mazda's 4 wheel drive and from CRS Stock class champ, turbo, really turned it on for the Roger Hull. last two stages, winning -stages 8 Repeating their Saturday fin, and 9 over both Griffin and ish, Ken Smith and Jeff Burba Kendall. took the new Mazda 323GTX to The challenge of putting on two Pro Rallies over one weekend, was handled extremely well by everyone involved. The CRS rep, The next event on the CRS and SCCA Southern Pacific Divi, sional rally calendar is oµt of Yer~ rington, Nevada, October 15, 16th. This rally will use some of the fast roads formerly used in the Carson City SCCA National events and will be officially known as the Mason Valley Rally. It should be a good one_:_ Back, but not very far in Stock · - · class, fourth thru sixth overall were still being fought by Gibeault, Miller and O'Sullivan. During the final stages, both Gibeault and Miller gained a slight edge over O'Sullivan. Miller, not to be outdone by Mike Oibeault's vast experiern;;,e in the · 510, won Stock class on Stage 8 and then tied Jeff Griffin's Stage 9 time, for second fastest overall time on that' last stage. Following Stage 9, each team returned to the finish and Main Time Control at the Caravan Motor Inn. Final results showed Jeff and Camille Griffin taking first overall and in Open class, fol, lowed by Ted Kendall/Shelly Hanson in second and in Open. Mike Blore/ Gary Dunklaw's 4x4 Mazda GTX had third fastest time, but road penalty points put them back in sixth place, l:mt they REDLINE OIL SYNTHETIC -LUBRICANTS BEAT THE HEAT! 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Colorama 100 Text & Photos: Deb Freimuth A brigade of buggies round the sweeping back stretch turn, led here by Terry Stotzheim, who had a bad start but was third in Class 10. The magnitude of the north-wood's changing leaves set the scene for the annual running of the Colorama 100 Off Road Race held Saturday, September 24, 1988 in Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, the final race of the Superior Points Series. The first 100 mile event brought 4 7 buggies . of various engine displacement and suspen-sion levels to the starting line to await the staggered starts onto the six mile long course for their three hour enduro. As the green waved for the Class 9 and 10 buggies, it was Chuck Johnson who looked as if he was going to set the pace for the buggy classes running 5½ minute laps on the six mile track, with Scott Schwalbe and Todd Wal-lace running shotgun. Bad luck was laying in wait for Bob Connor and Terry Stotzheim who both suffered mechanical problems at the start and were forced to sit on the track as wave after wave of buggies screamed around them, but after several laps by the lead-ers, Stotzheim was able to get in the run of things. Midway through the 9 and 10 portion of the race, Schwalbe started losing ground on the leader Johnson, and was later seen on the back stretch doing some emergency repairs, but did get restarted and finished only two laps behind the leader. Todd Wallace, who had been running tight with the lead-ers in the early laps was only able to complete six laps with Terry Stotzheim overcoming his bad start to finish third with nine laps. The second wave of starters ent eleven 1-1600 buggies on their way, and it was Sco_tt Ta)_'.lor BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the C. 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Bryan Franken-berg worked his way through the pack and up to second place by the second lap with Dave Hameis-ter up into third, but only for one lap when a break down took him out early. Dale Boerschinger moved up to assume third place, but was quickly bumped down when Jerry Holasek came up to threaten Frankenberg while Mike Poppie stayed within striking dis-tance. A real battle was waging for second place. with Frankenberg and Holasek playing a game of musical chairs. But then, with only four laps left to run, Bryan found himself in the lead posi-tion, a disappointed Taylor watching from the sidelines. But as the checkered was presented, it was still another surprise as second place was awarded not to Holasek, but to Mike Poppie with Holasek coming in for third. Mike Seefeldt Jr. bought himself some firewood when he hit a 12n diameter tree so hard that the tree broke in half, with it falling on top of the buggy. The Stump Jumpers worked to get Seefeldt out of his predicament but ended up getting stuck in the mud themselves. It was Mike Brue and Matt T relstad doing battle as the 2-1600 buggies shot off the line, until a break after two laps left Brue out of contention. Mike Sorensen moved into second and Gerry Parent, who started with a strong third, lost positions on the fourth lap and Lester North quickly moved up to assume . third. For the 2-1600s the race became rather cut and dried at about the midway point with T relstad still running a strong first with Sorensen, second. But third place came back to Gerry Parent as he outdistanced the rest of the class, finishing or:ly two laps behind the leaders. The battle of the 5-1600s con-tinued between Terry Wolfe and Ron Karlman with Karlman slip-ping into the lead as the two December 1988 Chuck Johnson set the pace in the buggy enduro, winning Class 9/10 and overall in his new racer, designed right at home in Rockford, Illinois. passed the first corner. Karlman where he ran, chasing Cote, to the held the lead for eight laps when finish line. Wolfe overcame and ran the lead The biggest class entry of the spot for the next three laps, when day pitted thirteen two seat Class Karlman decided to retake the 11 buggies with the war between lead and ran it to the end with Dwayne Walkowski and Mark Wolfe pressing hard all the time. Steinhardt causing the excitement Jeff Therriault ran a consistent of competition. The two traded third from the green to the first and second place positions checkered. . throughout the three hour event Dennis Reimer and Gerry Cote with Greg Arft running a fairly were the two to watch in the single consistent third until the last few seat version of Class 11. Reimer laps whenJeffJones came up and took the first lap lead but was tallied enough points with his quickly overcome by Cote and third place finish to clinch the 88 Cliff Holiday for the two top Points Championship in Class 11. spots. But Reimer was out to race, As the checkers came out it was and retook Holiday for second Steinhardt in the victor's seat with 1 Lowell DeGreef drove his 'Shabooms' not only to the Class 13 victory, but the hard charger took the overall victory in the Heavy Metaf.enduro. Mark Toburen played the waiting game in Class 7S action, and ·after three hours he slid his Toyota right into the class victory by a full lap. Ron Kar/man led the tight dice in Class 5-1600 off and on throughout the long . race, and he led when it counted, taking the checkered flag first. Dusty Tlma

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Brian Farrell ran a strong second early in Class 7S, inherited the lead, then fell back to second place, one lap down, at the checkered flag. Roger Lindsay saw his hope of a Class 8 points title go away as his 'Old Reliable· Ford faltered just three laps shy of the class victory. Up front in Class 6 racing all season, Jon Ksempf fell off the pace at the Colorsms 100, but he did place second among the five who started. Scott Taylor led both the 1-1600clssssnd7S in this Ford Ranger, but was sidelined before the finish in both three hour enduro races. Walkowski settling for second. With the addition of several miles to the existing track, to stretch it to the six mile point, gravel was dumped into a swampy area, but the swamp seemed to devour the gravel and then started on the buggies. The Stump Jumpers got the real workout pul-ling out about seventy buggies during the three hour event. As a result, changes were made prior to the Heavy Metal run and the track was taken down to approximately three miles with the drivers elect-ing to still run the full three hours. And with that decision, 2 7 Heavy Metal vehicles hit the course for their three hour run. First off were the Class 14s and it was Mark Seidler right into the lead. Seidler held his lead for the first hour when suddenly Bill Lohf came around ahead of Seidler, who seemed to be ailing, and then was out the next lap, leaving Lohf with an easy win. The· Class 8s wound out their big motors with Dennis Ferdon· showing the rest of the class around the track. Roger Lindsay in "Old Reliable" definitely looked like it was going to hold up to it's knickname .as Roger went into first · place at the mid-way point and held on for twelve laps. Then his truck decided to take a turn at being unreliable, costing Roger not only the win but the overall championship for the Bill Lohf took the lead in Class 14 during the second hour as the others faded, but Loht ran strong all the way to win by over an hour or so. Dave Hackers played the waiting game well and took the Class 8 lead with just three laps to go, and Hackers went on to claim the victory. John Znidorka dominated Class 6 in his Buick, leading the class all the way, and he finished first with a four lap margin on his competitors. Dusty Tlma Heavy Metals. Dave Hockers was lying in wait for the leaders to do themselves in, and that they did and he snuck into the lead spot for the last three laps for the Class 8 victory. Scott Taylor seemed to be tak-ing the track by storm after having competed nearly three hours in a buggy, then jumped into the Red, White and Blue Ranger, with hopes of a better finish. Odds were pretty good in the early stages of the race with Taylor running away from everyone, but again, as in the buggy event, with only laps to go, came the disap-pointment of a breakdown. Brian Farrell, who had been running a strong second, slid right into the lead, but came up a lap short on endurance and gave the Class 7S victory to Mark T oburen in his Toyota. The Class 13 's were definitely the dominant class as far as the entries went for the Heavy Metal vehicles, with eleven of the northwood's originals roaring across the starting line with Lowell DeGreef in Shabooms dominating the class. The battle for second place diced the front _ e_ngine buggies around, with Mark Dccanbcr19U Hackers, Tom Jensen, John Konitzer, Sheldon Scray and Steve Moseng all taking their turn to try _to unseat the· leader. The man to hold second place position as the checkered was presented was Steve Moseng with Jensen holding on to take third. DeGreef finished the thirty laps for first and took the overall win for the Heavy Metal vehicles. And last, but not least, were those crazy guys in the American Stockers as the king of Class 6, John Znidorka again stormed around the track in his Buick put-ting the rest of the Class to shame, finishing four laps ahead of the closest competitor, John Kaempf. For Znidorka, it wasn't just the class win, but the clincher for the Class 6 Championship in the Superior Points Series, for the second year in a row. tight, with Paula almost taking the buggy over backwards at the first corner as Chris slid into the lead. But the race wasn't over yet, and Paula drove hard and eventually did find the lead and also the checkered flag for her efforts, with Chris coming in second. And thus, was the end to yet another successful race and the end of the 1988 Points Series. It had been a long challenging sea-son, and the challenge of the three hour race was the perfect ending to a summer of superb racing, with only the awards and the annual picnic the next day, left to . conclude the weekend's festivities. The final race of the day pitted those women who had the deter-..._ mination to race and a vehicle that was still running, and again it was Chris Gerald and Paula Parsons with Patti Dart thrown in to make the class interesting. But the big race was between Chris and Paula, both needing the win for the points championship. They ran No SODA race coverage is complete · without a Class 11 picture, and Andy Zipperer finished 13th, in fact last in the class st the Colorsms 100. J.mprovcd mannfaeturlng tcehnology allows us to offe.r our New System U power steeong assembly at an economical price. 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Jim Borel had one of his best showings to date in the two seater, winning Pro 1-2-1600 and also placing a strong fifth overall at the finish. Larry Dimmett and Dave Anderson ran away with the Pro Challenger title, and at the finish they took the victory by nearly an hour. Al McMullen put his Brandwood racer out front for good on the final lap to take the Sportsman Class 10 win and second overall in the category. · The Sohrens Sail at the A.D.R.A. High Coun1ry·-1so By Daryl Drake Photos: Curt Hummel/ 3-D Photography Hot from his Riverside Class 5 victory, Pete Sohren kept on flying in Arizona to take the Pro Overall and Class 2 victories handily in his trusty Class 5 machine. with a 1:18 advantage on Al Repairil.A.M. #933/Law's McMullen. Ten seconds later Upholstery Chaparral-tandem. came the Mills/Miller tandem League/ Travis were second, 16 aheadofEmmettWarrenandJim minutes back but ahead of the Glover. Higgins and Cada Sharps and Jacobs'. stretched the margin over Troy Churchman led the way McMullen to nearly five minutes all day in 1600 Ltd. But Ben Pier, by the start of the final lap with pant and Shaun Darr were nip, both turning quicker laps. Glover ping at his heels most of the way. was now third with Jim Allison Churchman flew in at third Over, fourth and Ron Fields fifth. all with the Beard's Superseats/ But not far out, Higgins and Churchman Racing/Off Road Cada sputtered to a stop and Buggy Supply/General Tire McMullen ·went into the lead and O.R.B.S. clicking off a 2:53:44 on for the win, and despite losing and a 36.26 mph average. Darr the right front spindle and wheel, was second, five minutes bade, ran just one second slower than ahead of Pierpont and T earn his first lap! His McMullen · O'Connor. Racing/Palmer's Custom Speed/ After a big turnout for Sports, Danny Foddrill Brand wood man Class 5 earlier in the season, turned in a time of 2:51:42 to Jeff Hustin was rather disap, average 36.69 mph for second pointed at finding himself alone in overall. Glover was second ahead class here. But he went out and of Allison, James Taggert and ran three smooth laps in the Wally Holder, with Higgins/ Thoroughbred Volksw geh, Liz, Cada limping in after with fuel zard Chassis/Colucci Fabrica,, pickup problems. tion/D.R.T. Rabbit,eng.ined. In Class 2, Reuben Wood led sedan to score a time of 3:16:10 . lap one over Doug Boelman, Alan for the .win and a 32.12 mph League/ } im Travis, Tom and Carl average. Sharp, and John and Peggy Jacobs. None of the five . Challengers But Boelman took over for the lasted but rJohn Raitter was way "1 duration on lap two and Wood ahead after two laps and took the was not seen again. win in his Koach Works Chapar, Boelman sailed on for the ral. Scott McKay was ·second; Sportsman ·overall too, with a Michael Kuretich was third. Also ,. time of2:45:22 to average 38.10 alone in class was,the Feldman/ mph for the Bailey's Fabrics/ Harden Class 1 entry. They fin, five years ago, at die inaugural High Country 150, a young racer from Glendale, Arizona burst on the scene with an impressive showing in his '69 VW converti, ble. He won Sportsman Ctass 5 his first time out, moved to the Pro division soon thereafter and earned the nickname Pete " I'm Going For the Overall" Sohren for his hard charging style and bravado. Th. S h h l Prioritv One/ Dan ' s Offset ishedbuthadmissedacheckpoint 1s year, o ren got t ate u, -N VDO - Chenowth -Simpson _,. __ s_A_H_A_RA __ -1 :t T riMil - K & N Filters -Bugpack ~ X 5 . 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Permit problems with the Forest Service in Flagstaff postponed the race from its tradi, tional mid,July date to the Labor Day weekend and forced a change of venue to Apache,Sitgreaves National Forest near Taylor, Arizona. A • D · R • A • President Phil scored the Overall Sportsman victory and the Class 1 honors. Auernheimer, using much of one '----:--------------:------:;;;============·. of the association's motorcycle courses layed out a 38 mile long route through the trees that_ proved to be a real workout for all the racers, with turns, turns and more turns. This served to be a real equalizer, giving the limited classes the chance to compete for overall positions. The Sportsmen were first to hit the course, for three laps, with Class 10 off first and followed by 2, 1600 Ltd., 5, Challenger, 1, 1, 2,1600 and 5,1600. The skies were clear but plenty of rain prior to the race day made plenty of mud. Class lO's Tom Higgins and Rich Cada led the herd on lap one December 1,a At the High Country 150 it was Danny Foddrill at the wheel and the Finney/Foddrill team Chaparral scored another Pro Class 1 victory. Dusty Tlma

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Bill Krug Sr. had some competition at this ADRA event, but he still . sailed into the top spot in the Sportsman Class 1-2-1600 contest. Charging hard throughout the day, Troy Churchman smoked the John Miles took the Beginner 1600 Ltd. victory in his older, rusty Sportsman 1600 Ltd. class competition with his third overall but trusty Hi Jumper and he was fifth overall in the category . performance. and only two laps·counted. "Pete's an excellent driver," than any other car in the series but And Bill Krug Sr. won Class added Chad. "He only scared me still keeps running despite every-1-2-1600 again, but he had some once -onc.:e I got in the car!" . thing. Asked how the race went, competition for awhile this time. Running a strong second until · Underdown replied, "You can Bob Burns was pushing him in his the final lap only to have the look at the car and see how the homemade car 'til something let engine and tranny mounts let go race went for us! A lot of fun go and Krug brought the Beard's were Ron and John Brown, giving though, one of the more fun races SuperSeats/Truck Stop_ Bunder- their-Chaparral a try in the Pro we've had. My hat's off to son home again, scoringa3:15:43 division. They cruised in for A.D.R.A. for a great time!" and a 32.19 mph.average. third. Jim and Jerry Everett were Richard Mann still thinks his Mike Woods and Darryl Hein ti fourth and Gary Anderson fifth. truck is too big for the trees but faced no challengers in Class 5- In Pro Class 1, Doc Ingram and nevertheless led the Pro Class 8 16CX) and chased Class S's Hustin Al Bright held a 15 minute lead parade to a fourth overall finish, instead finishing at 18th overall after lap one but saw it evaporate bringing the Air-Comm/ Bill with a time of 3:42:10 to average on lap two and Dan Foddrill Howard/ BFGoodrich/ K.C. Hi-28.36 mph in the D.R.'f../Rick's rolled on to take the win at Lites/ Gas Unlimited Chevy in Fibercraft/Hansen's Graphics/ 3:48:39 to average 36. 74 mph in with a time of 3:42:25 and a 37. 77 Wade's Automotive sedan. the Palmer's Custom Speed/Mid-mph average. Frank Turben was Here the Sportsmen posted Valley Engineering/Yokohama/ second, ahead of Rob McCabe. theirbestfinishingratiointheser-PatHughesPerformance/Trick Larry Dimmett and Dave An-lea to date with a 57 .6% return. Fuel/Fly-N-Hi/Off Road Com- derson did it again in Pro Chal-Lap times were longer than antic- munications Chaparral. lenger, this time wire-to-wire. Vic ipated, and so, although the mud A big upset in Pro 10 saw Gary Evans was second on three was mostly dried up, the Pro di- Underdown and Tom Foley lead wheels, John and Jack Lee third -vision voted to go just four laps,· throughout, overcoming flats and and Ron Dalke fourth. which still added up to 152 miles. a roll to take the win. Ed Beard It was Rich Severson and Tony Tbev left in this order: 2, 1, 10, 8, was once again the favorite but Pierce all the way in Pro Class 4. Challenger, 4 and 1-2-1600. failed to complete a lap and at the Their Republic Off Road/Tom The Sohren Brothers led wire- finish only Greg Oswskey fol-Buck Auto Repair/Falcon' s to-wire to win with a six minute lowed the leaders, 15 minutes Roost/ Sun Off Road/Flamingo margin over Mark Lundell in the back for second after playing Racing/BFGoodrich CJ-7 ended DirTrix Mazda in Pto 2. "Every- catch up due to early wheel/tire up being the lone finisher with a thing went great thanks to Craig troubles. time of 4:39:58 and a 30 mph Parks and Rick Geiser at Com- Underdown and Foley's Foley average. plete Performance and Yoko-' Tire/ Central Alarm Woods Yul- Finally, in Pro 1-2-1600, Don hama," said Pete Sohren. "I told can took the win with a time of Weiser and Jeff Wester led lap youlcouldgettheoverallinthis .. 4:46:53anda29.28mphaverage. one by eight seconcls over Jim Next year I'm running a Porsche This car probably has more race Borel with Wayne Greene third. six-cylinder -watch out!"" miles, under more racers, on it But Borel took over on lap two, had no troubles, and took the win at fifth overall with a time of 3:48:31 and a 36. 76 mph average in the Palmer's Custom Speed Mirage-Massaged Chenowth. Green took second with Weiser/ Wester third with just three laps. The Pro divi'sion scored a good 66% finishing ratio·, though the A.D.R .A . extends specfal thanks to Apache-Sitgreaves Forest personnel for all their assistance this year. But now it's off to Mexico for the remainder of the series, the Penasco 150 and the Sonoyta-to-Rocky Point Hare'n Hound. ~::/ew stragglers finished after Sl'MPSOI~ Sunday morning was sunny and IJ n"' warm as 12 Beginner division rac-RACE PRODUCTS ers tried their luck for two laps. In .,._ ___________ _ the Unlimited class, Conrad We manufacture what Monroe led lap one by nearly two we sell • 100% quality minutes. Bhrett Purdue was second, Corky Sharp third, Jay MAPE lflAMERICA Johnston fourth and Bill Krug Jr. DRIVER APPAREL fifth. Single Layer Suit But Monroe fell way back and Double Layer Quilted Suit the rest moved up to give Purdue Three Layer Quilted Suit the win and Monroe fifth. Purdue Suits available in Nomex 111 didn't know if he'd won or not. B h f Kevlar or P.B.I. " oy, t at was un! First time $250 to $595 I've raced. First time I've even driven a race car; I hope we do NOMEX GLOVES pretty good! Thanks a ton to Tom 2 layer and 3 layer. 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Van Nuys, CA. 714/630-8861 818/780-4444 Sacramento Area. CA. 916-638-1103 Making it look like an afternoon cruise, Richard Mann was less than 10 minutes behind Sohren for fourth overall Pro and the Class 8 win. The much raced Woods Vulcan of Gary Underdown and Tom Foley upset the odds when the pair brought the older car in first in Pro Class 10. SIMPSOa RACE PRODUCTS Dusty Tlma December 1988 Page 33

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Rhinehart Con,inues to Roll at Glen Helen Miller Off Road By Elaine Jones Photos: Track.side Photo Enterprises Randy Rhinehart had a tough fight to keep his Class 10 points lead, and his second in the first heat was followed by a win in the second heat ~nd in the main event, so he holds the lead with one race to go. It was one of the hottest days of the year, and at Glen Helen the water trucks were almost as popu-lar as the race vehicles. Because of the heat a lot of competitors chose to stay home but those who did show up ended up extending point leads or moving up. Randy Rhinehart, in Ron Cart-er's VW Rabbit sponsored by Web Cam/BFG and KYB, started the day with the most points in the Class 10 field but he also got a good scare in the first heat when Gary Gall, in his Mancha Racing/ Rev Power/Radiator Man VW, went out· on top and led Rhine-hart from start to finish. Gall was the second highest in the point" standings. Rounding out the field in third was Chuck Adamson in his Body Glove/ Acurak Truck Racks VW. . , Things got back on track in the. second heat when Rhinehart showed Gall the back of his car and Art Gersjes, in his AG Trans-port/ AEM Bridgestone car, mixed it up with Adamson, taking the third in that one. Going into the main there was a tie for first and a tie for second. Everyone seemed content to follow the leader which in this case was Rhinehart, especially when he took off like a rocket was attached to him. Gall, Gersjes and Adam-son were s~cond, third and fourth respectively. Steve Bishop started the day with the most points in the 1-2-1600 but he was the victim of the fickle finger of fate and although Andy Anderson was a few points behind, he too had problems, just not as bad. In the first heat Rick Boyer, of Bakersfield, showed them all how to do it with Chris Bowen, in his Zuniga's Auto Bod-y / Foreign Unltd. VW, second and Rick Frisby, a new face in a Mirage Chassis/West Enginee-ring/RMF Development Co. VW, third. Frisby had actually had the lead at the start but an error on the third lap cost him two spots. Gary Gall drove to the win in the first Class 10 heat, but had to settle for_second spot in the next two rounds, and second place money as well. In the second heat Anderson In the second heat Mario and broke on top with Bowen in Cameron again got out on top but second and· Boyer third. Frisby they wanted to show the Groehl-was back in fifth but on the move: ers that they could be spectacular ' Bowen fell victim to driver error and they did when they did a nose and it cost him four spots while over flip, never touching the roof Frisby was going strong and of the car and ending right side up. moved into third. There 'he They had to sit and think about it encountered Boyer and progress °for a minute and Mario is now ceased and he had to be satisfied referred to as Mario Lougainis. with the third. Stacy Fay and Renee Tedesco in The Main was like Class 10 the other JT Industries/~ngine with everyone playing follow the Machine Service Bug took over leader from start to finish. In this the lead with the Groehlers instance the kader was Boyer with second and in spite of everything Bowen second and Anderson Mario "Lougainis" was in third. third. Bishop after a frustrating The main event had Stacy Fay day could do no better than fifth. and Renee Tedesco in the lead The 5-1600 Class probably put from start to finish. Kathy Fay on the best show 'of the day or at and Joel Klein made the other half least the best crashes. In the first of the Fay sandwich in third with heat Mario Panagiotopoulos with Mario and Cameron in top form passenger Cameron Coatney took with no extra stunts thrown in to the Tony the Creek/ Care Equip- wow the fans, second all the way. men t/Pennzoil/J im' s Steak Usually the Challenger Class is House/Custom Engineering Ser- small but this time there was a vice Bug to the front followed by good turn out which made for Kathy Fay and Joel Klein in the JT better racing. Bart Hamilton, in Industries/ Engine Machine Ser- the H&H Body Shop/ Delaney viceVW.JeffGroehlerandTerry and Hamilton Racing Funco, were in third but did a roll over went out first but it was short that had them upside down on the lived as Giti Gow land in the Good-edge of "Animal Leap" and it was year /Climate Control/NEO Fias quite tricky getting them rolled Fabrications car got by to take over without them slipping over. over on the second lap. One lap Even with all that they were able later, Gowland zigged when he to get back up to third. What's should have zagged·and Antonio more amazing was that Terry got Cortez moved his VW into back in the car with Jeff. . second to fill the void with Brian ~ · Maginnis, in the Doug Davenport Racing/KC car, in third. Gowland came back in the second heat to vindicate his first heat bad luck and this time no one got around him. Hamilton played tag with Maginnis the first half of the race before Maginnis went out with problems and Cortez slipped into the third. Flying off a big jump Art Gersjes ran well to third in the second Class 10 heat, and took a hard earned third place in the main event also. Chuck Adamson takes to the air en route to third place in the first Class 10 heat, and he finished fourth In the day's feature race. The main was survival of the fittest and from start to finish it was Gow land. Hamilton appeared to have the second locked but an error on the fifth lap left the door open and Cortez was there to go through. Hamilton, in spite oflos-ing a lap, got the third when Maginnis failed to start and Snow Thornsberry only managed two Chris Bowen ma_de a great start, plus an altitude record, with second in the first 1600 heat, and he took second again in the main event. Page 34 Rick Frisby brought out his Mirage to try Glen Helen racing, and Bart Hamilton got his Funco out front in the first Challenger heat, he scored a pair of thirds in Class 1-2-1600 action in the heat but was second in the second round and third in the busy main • races. event. Dccanbcr 1988 Dusty Tlma

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Antonio Cortez flew his Challenger racer to top finishes, third in heat 2, and second in heat 1, and a real earned second in the feature. Brian Maginnis whips his flag flying Challenger down one of the steep drop offs, and he took a fine third in the first heat race. Stacy Fay got the job done at this event, as she not only won the second Class 5-1600 heat, with Renee Tedesco riding along, Stacy also led the main event from flag to flag. Mario Panagiotopou/os and Cameron Coatney flew to the win in the first 5-1600 heat, flipped into third on the next heat, and took second in the main event. Kathy Fay and Joel Klein ran close in second spot in the fir~t 5-1600 bash, and Kathy drove to third place in the close main event battle. Despite a spectacular roll over, Jeff and Terry Groehler were third in the first Class 5-1600 round, and moved to second in the next heat. Rick Boyer surprised some of the regulars in Class 1-2-1600, as he won one heat, was second in the other, and romped to the main event victory, laps. The Sidecars as usual put on a great show. In the first heat Pete and Scott Whitney on the O'Neal/ Arai/Kal Gard Honda held school and showed rivals Damon Duckett/ Rick Ferguson and Kenny and Randy McIntyre on the Grosso Inc./Pro Circuit Yamaha the way home. In the second heat Duckett/Ferguson showed how well they learned and had some outside help when the Whitney's came_ up with a flat and limped home ftfth. Jeff Anders and Paul Stimson came from last to pick up the third. In the main Duckett/ Ferguson got the hole shot with the Whit-ney's a very close second. The McIntyre's were third but ----Anders/ Stimson got by on the first lap to take over third, and from there on out the field was set at least for the second half of the race. On the fourth lap the Whit-ney's claimed the lead and brought it home from there. Duckett/ Ferguson took second and Anders/Stimson rounded out the field with third. There was a whole lot of shak-ing up points wise in the Odysseys as the leaders did not have a good day. In the first heat Chuck Parker, in the Chuck's Chevron/ Klemm Research/Briggsbuilt Honda, got the jump on the field and had an easy drive to pick up the win. It was Rory Holladay in the HRD/Powerbloc/Works Performance/ Shoei/ Briggsbuilt A very good entry in Challenger class watched Giti Gow/and win the second heat and the main event in his hot pink Cha1/enger, a desert car. Dusty Times dropped Shannon to third. In heat two it was Rick Ruppert on the HPH Racing/PEP /Scott/ HPS Suzuki who went wire to wire. Ehrhardt was second and Andrew Buck on the FMF/ O'Neal/Graydon/Shoei/NEO Honda was third. Andy Anderson noses over a jump in his 2-1600, and he won the second heat and settled for third place in the feature run for the money. The main had Ehrhardt out hard with Ruppert and Shannon Smith in hot pursuit and Sean Fin-ley on the Klemm/JT / Tsubaki/ Maxima/ JP IT rick Suzuki charg-ing in the fourth position. Finley displaced Smith on the second lap and set his sights on Ruppert and Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt and Ruppert were having their own battle royal with Ruppert trying everything short of a shotgun blast to get around Ehrhardt. It came down to the last lap when Ruppert finally got his chance and he took full advantage of it taking over the lead and tl}e checkered. To add insult to injury, Finfey afso got by taking the second and dropping Ehrhardt to third. Honda that was charging through the field. The day-glo car came from fifth to fourth, to third-to second in the quick four lap race. Mary Sullivan, sponsored by Bieffe Helmets/ Blendzall/ Boye-sen Reeds/ Desert Suzuki/Goki Mfg./GS Batteries/Hinson Honda and Marine/H&R Fabri-cation/Trick Racing Gas/Two Trick R&D and Basco Racing, was third. It was another come from behind run in the second heat for Holladay as he got off third was second one lap later and took the lead on the white flag lap. John Gersjes, in the Leckich/ Graydon Honda, settled for second with Joe Price in the J.D. Price Com-pany Honda third. With two good heat finishes Holladay had the racers edge at the start of the main and it was all he needed to pull off a command-ing lead that was never challenged. Gersjes tried to keep him in sight bot had to deal with Price who was coming on strong in the third spot. At the end it was Holladay, Gersjes and Price. The Quads may have been down in number~ buul:ieY. m9r_e than made up for it in quality. In the first hl:!at the only woman in the field, Shannon Smith, aboard the U.S. Suzuki/ Bill's Pipes/ Pro Design sponsored machine broke on top followed by Levi Blue Sportswear/JT Racing's Robbie Brand and Mark Ehrhardt on the December 1988 O'Neal/Klemm Research/ Gray-don/Torco/Scott/T-6 Racing Honda. Shannon held on for two laps before Ehrhardt was able to make his way from third to take over the lead. On the white flag lap Brand also found a hole that put him into the second spot and CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER .HOUSE CHRISTMAS BONUS Special Ptjces thru December on all Center Line Wheels in Stock. America's No. 1 Racing Wheels! For performance, curability and dis-tinctive styling you can't beat Center Line wheels. They're the choice of America's top racers. So why settle for anything less than the best for your car or truck? OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK Monday - Friday -8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. I BEFORE YOU BUY - TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I 12945 SHERMAN WAY, UNIT 4, NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 (818) 75q-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page 35 \ --' I I --

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--..... ... F.A.I.R. By Terri Nicks Okay, I know, where have you been? My apologies. I have just been so busy with all the usual things, but I'm back. FAIR has been extremely busy this summer, and so far this fall, and I will try to catch you up on all the latest news. Way back in July we had two teams compete in the Tecate 250 in San Felipe. John Harvey fin-ished second and the team of Hec-tor Garcia and John Valadez fin-ished fourth. Everyone said they had a good time and Chris, John's co,rider survived the race without breaking a nail. Congratulations! Another July race was the Snore Midni2ht Special and Daryl Nustad and Curtis Crawford competed. They too had a great time and a win in their class. August was the last Riverside race and even though I felt a sense of sadness that it would soon be gone, it was certainly a great week-end. The FAIR van did not com-pete in the Heavy Metal Chal-lenge, which I thought was a · disappointment, but we were there nonetheless.We had several members try their skills on the short course, but I don't have the results to give you. I personally would like to thank Marty from Bosch for his great hospitality· during the race. Another August event was our annual FAIR family picnic. Once again, it turned out to be a good success thanks to the hard work of many people. Extra thanks to Hector Garcia and his group for the fixings. Hector arrived with cases of meats, buns, lettuce, cheese and everything imaginable to have the perfect barbeque. Thanks to Mike and Janet Quey-rel for their coordinating work and bringing all the liquid refreshment along with a trailer full of other goodies. Okay, now that we are up to date, here's the Nevada 500 results. It was a great weekend. Pete Dutton was the race manager and he did a real fine job. He has . my permission to do it again any time. We had ten cars race from FAIR and here are the results. We had four entries in Class 2. Martin Brothers started the race out in front but had several flats early in the day. Power steering problems caused them to lose still more time·. They finished seventh and asked me to give their thanks to everyone in the pit at Beatty for their quick work. RCR looked good off the start also. They were just outside of Beatty and right behind Collins Brothers when the pulley came off the crankshaft. They found the pulley and welded some sort of pin back in and were off again. This had slowed them down by several hours and they were caught in the middle of the great traffic jam. In the traffic, they broke a CV and had to change it on the side of the moun-tain. Not a good morning! Any-way they had a great afternoon and did go on to finish the race late in the evening. Danny Letner was . our next Class 2 entry. I don't have any notes on him except that he finished third over-all. I guess that clean living pays off. The Temple Team were sche-duled to race, but never started. They blew their motor on Friday and had to pack it up. Page 36 Our Class 10 entry was the Schindler team and I don't have any results on them. I'm sorry, but they did look great when I saw them that morning in Beatty. In Class 5, Open, we had a new member, Lisa Dickerson race. She said she rolled the car and bent some stuff. Then the motor blew up. Guess Lisa had a few problems. We had four Class 1600 entries, but the Coans didn't race. I never heard exactly why, just that they got sheepish. Br_ian Parkhouse and Rich Persch broke early when they had "weird transmission problems" eight miles into the race. Ed Pauley fin-ished in tenth place but said he forgot to change their air cleaners three times. John Harvey and Hector Garcia had distributor problems. They were hit by a Jeep and spent an hour upside down. They got going again, but eventu-ally ran out of time. The Tremblays were our Chal-lenger entry and they weren't at the meeting where we discussed the race results. I heard though, that they had just passed through Goldfield and were expected home in time for Thanksgiving. A few more notes on the Nev-ada 500. The van ran good. Fran's was closed and George can explain all the details why. I think he read it in the paper somewhere. Dave Massingham said to be sure and thank the people of Beatty for their fine hospitality. Now quickly onto the Snore 25,0. This was another really fun race. We took our girls to Las Vegas for the first time and they were amazed. They had expected something more like Barstow. Anyway, Steve Zywczak was the race manager. He did a good job of coordinating our four pits and the seven cars that raced with FAIR. Aaron Hawley was our first Class 2 entry. He said he parked it because the California Boys were just going too fast. RCR had another of their famous "Well, I've never seen that happen before!" This time it was the steer-ing box. And of course they were leading the race when it hap-pened. The McBride Team is our real success story. They not only got first in class, but their first ever, first overall. They threw the power steering belt on the first lap and also tore out the rear brakes, so they weren't without prob-lems. The reason they did so well, is that Matt's wife, Kit, rode with him for the first time and accord-ing to Don, she is the only one he · listens to. Good going Kit! Special thanks to Don McBride for the generous open bar at our last FAIR meeting. You can win races anytime! Daryl Nustad and his team said they had two flats in a row and fuel pump problems to put them in with an eight place finish. Kim Peterson said that he ran out of gas and had a flat to put him in with a ninth place finish. The Coans in their "dust machine" were the only car that finished twice. Not only did they too run out of gas, but they broke a CV before the finish and had to repair it and finish again. They got a sixtp place. They said they had a good time anyway and they lowered themselves enough to party with the Challenger people. Don Chase and his team had problems all day. They broke ~ CV, had clutch probiems and then had to replace an axle bearing. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Mike Blore Happy Holidays Ralliests! Mike Blore here to report on the latest year end happenings in preparation for the 1989 season. First, to close out 1988, the year end awards banquet will be on January 7, 1989 at the Pomona Valley Mining Company, which is just off the 1-10 Freeway over-looking the 10/210/ 57 inter-change. The cost will be $1 7.50 before December 15 or $20.00 after, up until December 31. Further details will be in the mail to all CRS members. But, if you lose yours or think we forgot you, or you are not a member yet and want to attend, contact Elaine Kohlenberger at (714) 354-6313. Item 2 concerns the weighting or point value of events. This was brought about by the occurrence of several events this year having to change their point value from what was advertised. The new, 1989 weighting of events will be. based on SCCA co-efficients. However, the CRS point value could be 'bumped up' to the next value if the total stage time of the winning vehicle exceeds 40 or 80 minutes, respectively, from A 1 to A 2 value, or A 2 to A 3 value. Item 3 is the 1989 calendar of events. At this point in time the following events have been roughly (no pun) estimated to occur as follows: Indio/ Las Estrellas Rally - February-March; High Desert Trails Rally, early -April; Rim of the World Rally, early May; Glen Helen Rally-sprint, summer; Prescott Forest Rally, September; Hungry Valley/ Fill of Hill, October, Carson City, November. The final item is a report on the year end Stock and Stock GT class meetings. A relatively low turnout for this meeting suggested that there might be a certain satis-faction with the rules as they were. This could not necessarily been the assumption on the part of the no,shows. However, most of the basic rules will remain unchanged. Changes were voted in on Stock class vehicle eligibility and on differentials. The vehicle eligibility rule has been changed to drop any and all reference to number of valves per cylinder. Eligibility will now be based upon the $4000 market value limit. This is an effort to keep the class a 'drivers' class, and an entry level class. To further the concept of a 'drivers' class the limited slip~ welded/locked differential rule was voted to remain as is only through 1989, but not beyond. This will certainly guarantee a good turnout for the meeting next year. To further the discussion on the 'drivers' class concept, a little history is in order. During the early years of the Stock class, over five years ago, the same rule for differentials was in effect. After a period of time, vehicles with Dcccmbcr1988 larger engine displacement started to dominate the class. Vehicles like the 2. 7 liter Arrow, V 6 Capri and the Datsun 2402 were the hot ticket to stock class success, leav-ing the smaller four bangers in the proverbial dust. The Stock class-membership then decided that if the traction benefit of limited slip or other locking devices was taken away, the power advantage of the bigger engined cars would be, in effect, equalized. It worked! Now nobody runs the bigger engined cars. This is not to say they took their toys home and refused to play with us any-more, but through attrition they · have been replaced by other cars. The point is, no one particular type of vehicle has dominated the class, if you overlook the fact that most of the vehicles are imported compacts. But, that's OK, because it includes a lot more total choices of vehicles than if · you needed to have six cylinders under the hood. The moral of the · story is -if you want to ruffle some stock class feathers in 1989, maybe the hot ticket is a lowered VB Blazer with lockers all the way around, if it's under $4000 market value. A word of caution! If you are in doubt about what the market value is of a vehicle you are considering, tall one of the Stock, or GT chairmen about it or you might end up in Open class. Also voted/ volunteered in as the new Stock class chairman was Dan Hook, new this year rallying in a Celica, and me, Mike Blore, am now the Stock GT chairman. Sorry Don, but you were not here to vote. Speaking of Stock GT, all rules are essentially the same, with a couple of subtle wording changes to accommodate the Stock class changes. See you at the banquet. OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM The Straight Poop ·from the 'Big Waluoo' ing on boiled shrimp. W,ell nobody came to Mumbles' rescue until the next morning, and let's hope that the coyotes didn't keep Richard awake all night. Hey Richard, next time either take a sleeping bag along or tell that 'Hawk' to pound sand! QUIZ: What's big, red and shiny and disappeared at the Mex-ican border on the way to Lou's race? I dunno, but someone told me that I should ask Butch Dunn about his new truck. This guy said that it was fun to watch him have to tell the story again. The Baja 1000 is history, results next month plus the final points standings of Koch, Utgard, Cook and Symonds, all of whom were within reach of a first or second in their class. 'The Great Annual Culver City Crew Pig Out' held each year on the beach at Camalu was continued at this year's race and the W ahzoo would like to know how it compared to other pig outs in the past. This year's Pit Captain was not a regu-lar member of the 'Crew' but as the Club President I'm sure Wolfe saw to it that tradition was upheld. Bertrum, Thumper, None-maker and Espino all deserve an atta boy for volunteering to set up a pit at that out of the way para-dise called Cohabuzo Junction. True Checkers every one of them. For the rest of the year our V .P. will be Butch Dunn. It seems Nels once again came under fire at one of the meetings for not doing his job, and in the heat of the discus-sion he resigned, and before he could have any second thoughts, the members present accepted his resignation and Nels was out. This presents one problem; who'll take Butch's turn in the position of rotating Sergeant at Arms? How about Nels? Our senior member just back from a trip to Australia showed up at a recent meeting with a whole new look. Seems a little bit of the place must have rubbed off on Greg, Kangaroo shoes, funny hat, even looks a little younger and now goes by the name of 'Crocodile Symonds'. What's next? Let's hope Kassanyi stays away from that place because it's hard to picture a 'Crocodile Kas-The Baja De Lou III was two 17 5 mile loops around San Felipe, with Lou having about 100 entries. Five Checkers started, three finished. Chase and Hib-bard, after some early down time, picked up a first in Class 1-2-1600 driving Stuart's new Class 2 car. President Wolfe rode the second seat on the second lap with Jeff. A win the first time out? Great start! Two father and son teams were the other Checker fin-ishers. Thumper and Thumpie and the McGuires, Scott and Brad, grabbed a second and third, while Loggins and Armstrong, in a fight for overall, lost a motor on the last lap. - sanyi'. Speaking of Steve, he is my 'Missing Checker of the Month'. By the time you read this, Steve might have showed up for his occasional pr:e-Score race Wed-nesday night appearance, but then again, maybe not. Is Dr. Checker becoming a legend of the past? And then there is the story of the not-so-happy camper. Seems that after Richard Young's car had been rolled, Lonnie Hawkins talked him into fixing it and head-ing out for the second lap. After the car was put back together Lonnie waved him goodby and headed back to town for the post race celebrating. Well you guessed it, Richard's car lasted just long enough to get him out in the middle of nowhere before it broke. And as the sun was setting Richard's hopes of help dimmed; while meantime, back in town, the guy who talked him into this was downing Coronas and munch-Stay tuned, it is points time again and President Wolfe has promised that a dreaded secret Steering Committee meeting will be held shortly and I predict the controversy over Nels and the Club's points boards will con-tinue to come up again and again. Sorta like that Linguini special I ate last Wednesday night! Despite his questionable spon-sor, Lonnie Peralta was recently voted in as a full member, Wel-come Lonnie. Hey Big John, you were right, they are multiplying! The word is that Scott McKenzie has sold his business. Hey Scott, who are we gonna give our money to NOW? I've gotten the word that a cou-p le of our more sensitive members feel that the Big Wahzoo may be casting the Checkers in a bad light with some of my com-ments. So I would like to state my (continued on page 47) Dusty Tlma

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lltt• .,., The new muscle for the Jimmy is this 4.3 liter EFI V-6 engine that provides all the get up and go one could want, even with the four speed automatic trans. The long option list on the rig included a full size spare and the outside tire carrier, a must if more than two people are traveling with lug_g_ag_e or gear to stow inside. The handsome interior sports the full color instrument panel favored by General Motors. Personally we like the old style better for usability. New Muscle for the S-15 Jimmy By Jean Calvin Last summer we sampled a GMC S-15 Jimmy, with the new and hefty 4 .3 liter EFI V -6 engine, and what a different breed it is from the earlier V-6 models. Always a handsome design, the Jimmy with a heavy load was not exactly a muscle car with its standard engine and automatic transmission. But, adding some inches made it an all purpose, all around good performer, on or off the road. The 4 WD model we drove was a 1988, but not much has changed for the S-15 Jimmy for 1989. The big changes are elsewhere in the GMCtruck line. As is common in a press fleet, this Jimmy was loaded with all manner of options, including the 4 .3 engine which was mated to the four speed automatic transmis-sion, with overdrive. Everything else on the list, a multi function radio/ sound system, cruise con-trol, the nearly mandatory air conditioning, alloy wheels, including the spare, off road chas-sis package, fancy instrument panel, halogen headlights, folding rear seat, and much more, brought the total price of this beauty into the $20,000 range. But that price doesn't really seem to be that much of a sticker shock these days. All the plush surroundings make the Jimmy a most attractive and comfortable town car, but it does have rugged under pinnings. The heavy duty suspension is complimented by Goodyear Wrangler M&S radials, P235-75R-15, and there is a full size spare. Depending on where you live, you could charge through the · desert~r the snow comfortably. About the only item to dislike on the rig is the oddball speedometer favored by GM and Chevy for Dusty Tlma their trucks. The entire instru-ment panel functions nicely, but it is difficult to read in daylight, but that has been changed for 1989 on some models. On the road the Jimmy runs along with the toughest traffic, and the bigger engine, which behaves like a small block V-8, allows one to zip through the uphill on ramps with the best of the sporty car crowd. This was not possible on some earler ver-. sions of the Jimmy fitted with an automatic transmission. Of course, with the stronger engine, one does not expect exceptional fuel economy, but then few 4 WDs are really frugal on fuel. In normal driving, some surface street and some freeway, we scored 1 7 .0 mpg. On the open highway, in overdrive, the fuel figures rose to a respectable. 19.1 mpg. Not too shabby considering that this Jimmy lent itself to enthusiastic driving habits. We didn't get in enough off road travel on the rig to get a good fuel figure there. Meanwhile, the 1989 GMC trucks are here, and new this year on the S-15 pickups is the anti-lock rear brake system that came out on the full sized 1988 pickup. There is also a "Desert Fox" ver-sion of the big pickup, complete with Bilsteins all around, a front brush guard with fog lights, a bed mounted light bar with driving lights, and netting instead of a tailgate, plus extra tube bumpers front and rear. At the GMC truck preview some incredible sales statistics were announced by GMC Truck Division General Manager John D. Rock. He defined light trucks as the hottest segment of the motor vehicle industry, setting Photos: John Calvin sales records every year this decade. Despite the stock market crash last year, forecasts of infla-tion, recession, and poor retail sales activity, consumers con-tinued to buy trucks at an unprecedented rate. The completely equipped Jimmy sports halogen headlights, husky Goodyear radials, even a roof rack, plus a keen paint scheme that complements the body styling. ,- -The-r·eal surprise was Rock's statement that in the USA today, ONE truck is sold for every TWO automobiles. Only seven years ago cars outsold trucks by a 4 to 1 margin. We always said trucks were the sports cars of the 1980s, but apparently they have turned into the family car as well, led by the proliferaton of small vans and luxury utilities like the Jimmy. Rock stated that there is no longer a stigma attached to trucks. They are stylish, and some of the most functional vehicles on the road. Many buyers; who a few years back would not have consid- · ered a truck for a primary vehicle, now consider their truck a vital element in their personal and fam-ily life styles. At any rate, light duty trucks accounted for nearly 4.9 million sales in the 1988 model year, and GMC figures that one million folks a year cross over from a car to a truck. They expect more growth in 1989, figuring on at least five million sales in the model year, and that is a lot of new trucks on the road! Ott. Roads Winningest Radios OVER848 ON THE COURSE Comlink V The Ultimate Racing Intercom ROADMASTER "A LEGEND" . • Helmets wired - $100. (CF) December 1988 New! RF Pre Amp $95 30% to 50% more range! 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90806 We',. next door via U.P.S.I (213) 427-8177 Page 37

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... Nissan Wins the Ivory Coast Rally Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Alain Ambrosino and Daniel le Saux won the first WRC Rally in six years for Nissan, and here they led their closest early rival Rudi Stohl, Audi, into a treacherous water hole. · Nissan won their first World Coast Rally, finishing all buttw-o, traditional sections on the second Championship Rally in six years and said "These roads were like day Ambrosino was ahead. He when the works loaned 200 SX of the good old days, before the gained two minutes over Stohl, Alain Ambrosino cruised to an event was turned into a car and both lost two minutes on the easy win on the five day Ivory breaker. We have been asking next section because a truck was Coast Rally, after his rival Rudi that driving skills become more stuck in the mud in front of them. Stohl crashed his Audi Coupe important than car strength, and On the third day they pulled clear Quattro heavily on the third day. finally our requests were granted." of the rest, headed by Gahan, for Stohl suffered a broken arm and Unfortunately in the intervening good. Gahan was learning that suspected head injuries after over- years considerable goodwill in the greatness can come with· going turning on a high speed, open event has been lost. Now there is slowly. He quickly spotted the road section in the Tai Forest in pressure from other events that only reason to be in Ivory Coast the far west of the country; until Ivory Coast should be dropped was to gain a maximum of 13 this time he had been close behind from the World Rally calendar. Group N points. His team con-Ambrosino. With no top teams There were no A-priority driv- firmed that if he didn't, then his or drivers taking part in the event, ers on the start list, a development '88 FIA Cup challenge was over. and little current activity in the without recent precedence. There World Drivers' championship, it were no official teams, and was the FIA Group N series that because the Italian Top Run attracted the greatest attention. Group N Lancia team said they Belgian Group N Mazda driver were coming, but didn't, the Pascal Gahan eventually finished number one position allocated to second overall, despite his engine Jorge Recalde was left blank. It being damaged when crossing a was an event where everything was deep water hole on the final day, strange. There were four timed-and he gained 13 points in the to-the-second sections in all but series which places him equal with they counted for nothing, even if Jorge Recalde, with two events to they enabled Stohl to gain the run. kudos of leading for a while. For The format of this year's event Stohl this was just his type of was changed once again. Whereas event, where determination and last year the event was based mechanical preparation are para-mostly on various selective sec-mount. Both he and Gahan had tions timed to the second, which the luxury of friends driving "fly-covered over a quarter of the ing mechanics" cars. In the Aus-route, this year the event reverted trian's case the 80 Quattro super-to timed-to-the-minute sections, vision car was driven by the with only 50 kms of timed-to-the- engine tuner Rolf Schmidt. Pri-second special stages. The arrival vateers were doing what the pro-of special stages on this event led fessionals did a few years ago, to route security trouble, though when they used to come in force. fresh ideas from the new rally Now the big names were else-director Martial Yace were well where, Toyota in particular pre-received, particularly so far as eas- £erring to be in Cyprus where they ing the severity of the route was could get better experience with concerned. Ambrosino has their new car. driven every Bandama and Ivory As soon as the rally reached the ' They need not have worried, for all around him were in trou-ble. Stohl's support 80 Quattro was out of the event on its roof. The Italian privateer Antonio Fa-rina had also been upside down and Patrick Tauziac,•at the wheel of the importers' Mitsubishi Star-ion Turbo had many problems, with suspension, then the turbo, · and he had fallen to 15th place. He had to restart in that position for the third day, the longest leg of all, which took the cars from Abidjan, via Yamoussoukro, westwards to the Forest of Tai, down to San Pedro, and finally up to Gagnoa. When all that was behind him he was up to third, and Stohl was on his way to the hospital. It was late in the evening when Stohl clipped a bend and the Audi rolled over and over. His co-driver Reinhard Kaufmann was able to climb back to the track and ask the next driver, Gahan, to sound the alarm. The organizers twice tried to send the rescue helicopter out from headquarters Pascal Gaban and Willy Lux played it cool in the Mazda 323 4WD, and ended up second overall, the Group N winner, and tied for the Group N Championship Cup. in Abidjan, 350 km away, but both times it was defeated by bad weather. The next morning a plane was sent to collect the Aus-trian at the plantation clinic where he had been taken, and nearly 12 hours after the accident he was safely in a hospital in Abidjan, ordered to take complete rest. Without Stahl's relentless chase after Ambrosino, the rally petered out. Pascal Gahan was having a remarkably mature drive, but he was nearly defeated on the final morning when the rally met with a 300 meter stretch of water, more than one meter deep. While some crews never attempted to drive through, simply urging local spec-tators to push them with the engine switched off, Alain Ambrosino drove on, had a mis-fire for a while but drove off without further ado. Gahan tried to do the same, but it took three-quarters of an hour to restart the engine, and when it finally fired up it was never the same again. Happily for the 23 year old Bel-gian, it held together until the end. His program is now to enter San-remo and the RAC, hoping to ease the Group N title away from Recalde. Will there be another World Championship I vary Coast Rally? FISA has never yet thrown a will-ing organizer out of the World series. (They just did, eliminating the USA's Olympus from the 1989 calendar. ed.) Certainly the way in which the 1000 Lakes made it clear they expected to be in the list of Makes' events next year, I vary Coast assured by their actions they did not plan to be absent in '89. FISA must decide how much the mysteries and the vicissitudes of the jungle are an essential part of their world, even if the teams don't want to know. But at least Alain Ambrosino was happy. He had finally achieved the victory he had been trying to gain for 20 years. He put Dunlop back on the list of winning tire brands after six long seasons of Pirelli and Michelin domination. Of the 38 starting cars, ten fin-ished the rally. Alain Ambrosino and Daniel le Saux won by an incredible margin of over an hour and a half, the Group A winners. Taking Group N and second overall honors in the Mazda 323 4WD were Pascal Gahan and Willy Lux. The Group A Mitsu-bishi Starion Turbo of Patrick Tauziac and Claude Papin was another two and a quarter hours back in third place, followed in 33 minutes by the VW Golf of Alain Oudit and Patrice Lemarle who were merely 40 seconds up on fifth placing Alolphe Choteau and Jean-Pierre Claverie, and that was the only close finish in the event. Despite many troubles, Patrick Tauziac and Claude Papin kept the Mitsubishi Starion Turbo moving to claim third overall, second in Group A. ' . . Jt , The winners, Alain Ambrosino, right, and Daniel le Saux took time out to visit with royalty, here meeting the King of Grand Bassam. Kenyans Katan Somaia and Farakh Yusuf corner hard through a native vii/age in their VW Golf G Tl 16v, which later retired with broken flywheel bolts. Mudf/aps flying here, Antonio Farino and Aldo Gigala w,re going well in the Audi BO Quattro, until the gearbox failed midway in the rally. Page 38 December 1988 Dusty Tlma

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USA SAND DRAGS runner up. His 383 Chevy VB is N'-ht D,.-i-at sponsored by Tony's Tractor ":I -.-.-••.-Work lnc./Eddie George/ Andy Glen Helen Goldate and Bud's Trucking/ By Elaine Jones Unique Metal Products and Scribbs A TC. What made the win You could not have ordered a so special for Watanabe was the more perfect evening for the final fact that Tony had won the '88 night event of USA Sand Drags. Wyoming Nationals. The weather was warm· with a They had a special division breeze. The steak BBQoffered at called "Wanna Bees" for drivers these events was a sell out, as who couldn't qualify for the top usual, and they had the biggest divisions. Ken Stuart of Calimesa turn out of vehicles. The track in "Triple-By-Pass", a 140 Mer-. was prepped to perfection and cury V6 sponsored by Skat Trak, was kept that way all night. took the win in 3.758 for 81.66 · The most interesting match up mph. Brian Chapman, an aero-was in Top Alcohol. It was young space sales engineer from Buena meets old, man meets woman in a Park, and "Short Fuse" a 149ci/ classic match up. When the dust 2442cc VW were runner's up. had settled and believe me these Rimco SSA-Supply/Littlefield guys shoot super rooster tails, it Blowers/ Animal Fabrications was 61 year young, Eddie George and Nitrous Oxide Systems are of El Cajon in "My Ride", a 400 his sponsors. Crew chief on the Donovan built dragster, who Short Fuse Racing Team is Tony . reacted quicker and made it to the Jardino. . light in 2.870 for a speed of Pro IV had 11 vehicles going 97.40. West Cal Die Co. is forthedoughandadialintimeof Eddie's sponsor and he is the old- 3_.60. King of the mountain was est man in sand and the leader of Sparky Perry, a mechanic from "Team Old." Runner up was Huntington Beach, in "Fast For-Cindy Hitchman, a secretary from · ward", a 2386 VW sponsored by Hanford in "Whispering Thun- Walter's Buggys/Short Fuse Rae-der" a 557 Rodak Dragster spon- ing and Universal Machine. "Fast sored by Hitchman's Heating and Forward" is co-owned by George Cooling/Macklin Moving and Walters. The time for his run was Storage and Hotz Construction. 3.689. Larry Ison of Apple Val-There was major rejoicing in ley, a pipeline contractor, was the Watanabe camp when second best in "Tuff Enuff" .a Robert, a printer's assistant, took 150ci VW. Ison Pipeline Con-his 377 small block Chevy down sttuction and D.L. King are the the lane in 3.377 for 91.55 mph sponsors. to win Pro 1-2-3. Richard Ends/ With 14 vehicles, Pro V with a Sahu Watanabe/Chance Auto/ 3.90 dial in time was one of the Len and Chuck Auto Body and bigger classes. George Walters of Charlie Davis are his sponsors. Walter's Buggys continued the Tony Kotasek, of Flinn Springs, winning ways when he took his inthe"FlinnSpringsSpecial"was 135 VW to victory over Jim The 1988 Gold Rush Rally By Dave Thomas Seventeen rally teams ascended to the town "of Westcliffe, Colo-rado (elevation 9,000 feet) on October 1 for the seventh annual running of the Gold Rush Divi-sional Pro Rally. Mass quantities of Coors Products were con-sumed at the draw party, thanks to the local distributor. Registra-tion and scrutineering were held on Saturday afternoon, and the rally began shortly after a down-town Pare Expose. Dave Thomas and Dave Law in a Mazda RX-7 tied Hazzie Quick and Dean Blagowsky in a Dodge Omni Turbo or: the first stage. It was Hazzie's first stage in the car, and Dean's first stage in the ballast seat in that car. Ken Stewart and Ralph Starr were only two seconds off the pace in the Chevy S-10 Blazer with Jean-Luis Vigier and Brian Finn, in the Peugeot 504, only two more back. A cat fight followed, with the Daves leading Vigier/Finn by only 18 seconds at the meal halt. The Peugeot team promptly went out and put 9ver a minute on the field on stage 6, it being the rpughest of the nine stages. But, the Daves won the last three stages by enough to put them in front by a minute and a half at the finish. Ken Stewart/Ralph Starr took third a couple more minutes back, followed in a minute by Hazzie Quick and Dean Blagowsky. Jason Campbell and Jim Murph\f ( if things can go wrong ... ) ended up on their roof at the spec-tator area on stage 2, and bent everything. Here's a new way to Dusty Times DNF. Paul Caouette/ Honey Nie-haus gutted the wiring harness out of the engine compartment when part of it became entangled in the Datsun's fan. John Dokler/Patri-cia Denos drove their Rabbit from Ohio to the rally, only to fly it off a 50 foot cliff. I presume they flew back home on an air-plane. Bob Burtis and Don Insel-man rolled their Turbo Rabbit into a ball on stage 3. These guys are going to be great if they can ever finish a rally. Dave Whalen/Nick Leone drove the Gremlin off the road on stage 8 and couldn't get it going again; they were awarded the Seed 3 trophy, as they completed more of the course than anybody in their group.Wes Slimmer/Randy Anderson quit after the fuel man-agement computer on the Colt Turbo conked out. Roger Gib-son/Steve Torrance drove their 280Z through.a barbed wire fence on a ."road goes right at crest", losing the left front wheel and ending their rally. Rick Burtis and "Peter the EMT" got lost for four miles but caught back up; they were the fast sweep. In all this, nobody even got a scratch. The course was generally fast and smooth, with some twisty areas, but only about six miles of rough stuff. There was quite a bit of dust in the places where the breezes didn't hit, in spite of the two minute intervals. Much wild-life could be seen, and sev:eral deer narrowly escaped with their hides. There were only two or three minor delays to chase locals off the stages. Of the 17 starters, ten finished the rally, with well over an hour time spread between first and tenth place. Owensby of Rialto in "Show-time" a 350 Chevy Jeep. Owensby is Sf>Onsored by Jim's Custom Muffler /Danny O's Tire Service and Custom Engineering Service. The winning time was 3.990 for 72.63mph. Pro VI with 13 competitors and a dial in time of 4.20 had a match up of power houses for the final run. It was Paul Becker and Bill l.eFever with the nod going to Becker in "Sum Fun" a 455 Buick VB Buggy in a time of 4.250 for 78.12 mph. Becker is sponsored by American Precision Silkscreen and Doo Dah Racing Team and the Dunemasters. Lefever was the '85-'86 Sport Bracket Champ and '86 Pro Champ. · Pro Vil with a dial in time of 4.50 saw Florian Meyer in the final of a Bye and Rick Van Gin-kel on the luck of a breakout and a win, face off in the showdown. It was Van Ginkel, an operations manager from Ontario, in "Gang Green 2", a 327 Jeep, who got there the quickest with a time of 4.664 for 58.40. Drake Fence.of Riverside is his sponsor .Meyer, of Huntington Beach, in "Hooker", a '71 VW, was second. 4 .80 was the.dial in time for Pro VIII and the top dog was David Cox of Moreno Valley aboard "Rapid" a 500cc Suzuki in the time of 4 .809 for 64 .84 mph. Cox was .'85-86 Pro Bracket Ghamp and Tri State Champ in the Sports Division. Mike Bolton, a welder from Chino in a 327 Chevy Jeep, was the runner up. 0 & R 4 Wheel Drive/O'Neals Chevron and H & W Welding are his sponsors. Pro IX with a 5.10 dial in belonged to Bill Lee of Wright-wood, a parts and service man-ager, in a 22 7 5 VW sponsored by General Forklift. Jack Wedcj.le, a welder from Glendora in "R Delight", a 289 Ford Jeep spon-sored by Advanced Trans/Tapex Corp. and Tri County Gear, had runner up honors. The winning time was 5.481 for 51.87 mph. John Burton technician who made the trip from Santa B3rbara went· .Qo~ t_!le lane_ the fastest in Pro X. 5.660 for 47.24 his 350cc Honda Odyssey. FDS mph was good enough for "The Mfg. Co. Inc. and U-Save Trailers HardWay",afunnyJeepwitha4 of Pomona are his sponsors. cylinder, 183 Mercruiser Chevy Rudy Kurtz of Hesperia in engine. He is sponsored by Low "Gimmy The Money" a Yamaha Buck Racing Team and keeps tell- 400cc Quad collected the gold in ing us that the paint job is coming Sport I topping Rich Oliveira in soon. Richard Sekigawa, from "29 Pro", a '29 Chevy Sedan. Garden Grove, and his Trinty This '29 Chevy was one of more Racing 500cc Suzuki Qµad were outrageous vehicles on the strip second best. . and you almost expected to see David Den Hartog, a name that Bonnie and Clyde step out of it. ~• is always in the winner's circle or The winning time was 4.488 for close to it month after month, did 63.33 mph. it again as he won Pro XI whose Another Haymore, this one dialin time was 5.70. Den Hartog named Ron, was the top dog in rodea350ccYamahaQuadspon- Sport II as he took his 172 Cor-sored by the Curling Iron of vair Buggy down the lane in a time Upland and Greg Den Hartog and of 4.557 for 63.33 mph. All Tire Sons Trucking. The time was Off Road in Montclair/Diversi-6.033 for 40.46 mph. Runner up fied Coatings in Walnut and Otto honors went to Mike Mata on a Parts in El Monte are his spon-350cc Quad sponsored by Life's a sors. Ray Torres of Hacienda Banshee Racing. Heights, an ironworker, was ltwasmanagainstwomanagain runner up in a 1835 VW. Fibre in Pro XII with a 6.00 dial in and Tech and his wife are sponsors. · · in this confrontation it was Marla "R Delight" certainly was for Kay Gustafson, an appraisal Jack Weddle in Sport III as he trainee from Santa Ana, in "Mean went down the lane in 5 .192 for Green Machine #4" who got to 55.90 mph. It was the second thelightsfirstwithatimeof6.445 . placement for "R Delight". for 34.73 mph. The 2180 VW AdvanceTrans/TapexCorp.and Buggy is sponsored by Advanced Tri County Gear are the sponsors. Water Conditioning. Jeff Latch, a Richard Sekigawa collected his purchasing manager for Vision second second of the night on his Street, daimed the runner up spot Trinity Racing 500cc Suzuki on his 250cc Honda 4 Trax spon- Qµad. , sored by Pro Design and We-B- Mike Mata was a double winner. Jammin Racing. as he took the Sport IV win in a The Pee Wees were out in force time of 6.229 for 41.87 mph. His and it was the young ladies that "Life's a Banshee" 350cc Quad is put a lock on the two top spots. sponsored by Frank Hernandez Amanda Austin of Riverside, Pools and Life's a Banshee Racing aboard a Honda 4 Trax named of Covina and Carlsbad. Craig "Buster", got to the light in Gibbs, an engineer from Stanton, 11.125. Amanda is sponsored by in his "Turbo Baja" 1835 VW Highgrove Garage and January was the bridesmaid. Steve's Construction. Karla Haymore, Machine Works in Baldwin Park from Ontario, was runner up on is his sponsor and he drives the her 230cc Suzuki 4-Wheeler "Turbo Baja" to work daily. sponsored by Di versified Jeff Canterbury of San Bernar-Coatings. dino did not believe in ladies first . Mariah Besette got the advan- in Sport V as he out ran Lalena tage of a breakout to win the Jun- Kotasek with a time of 6.192 for ior Division with . "Mean Green 44.13 mph aboard his 350cc Machine", a 185cc Honda spon-Quad. Lalena, a student from sored by D&D Plumbing. The Ffinn Springs, was aboard a 250cc time was 7.193 for 32.81 mph. R Honda 4 Wheeler and is spon-The victim of the breakout was sored by Mom and Dad/Eddie _Kevin Steve_~son ~l Claremont in George and Scribbs A TC. · Need action photos? Call us for proofs! Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racing photography since 1970 -· ·-c .. .• , '-:-,,, .. ,."' ... "li+ ' .-r/ ~ ,:-~-~ .. -:~. "-·"'··" Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography December 1988 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 Page 39

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TA~• BRACKETS• MOUNI'S Shearing - Punching --Forming Sawing -Tool Grinding -TIG & MIG Wel~:ng RACE CAR COMPONENTS STEVE WRIGHT Riverside, Calif. (714) 351-2515 V\\~\ ~ PERF DRMANCE Al"1 ~P~m Import Parts. & Service Import Machine Shop Import High Performance Pans, Service & Machinery (419) 476-3300 1100 Custer Ad. At Laskey -TOLEDO, OHIO 43612 Wholesale 419-476-3711 5\S . . C t-1 {). S Custom Built tc:, _ · Your Needs by V~ENTERPRISES Bill Varnes Mike Brown 37925 Sixth St. East, Unit 107 Palmdalf!, CA 93550 805/272-3843 Jim Moulton Racing ■ Off road racing chassis ■ Fabrication and repair ■ Fox shock parts and service ■ Race Car Prep 26846 Oak Ave., Unit G Canyon Country, Calif. 91351 (805) 298-1212 YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE Ignitions • Distributors • Rev Limiters Coils • Heli-Core Wires • Accessories AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 Henry Brennan Dr., El Paso, Tx 79936 (915) 857-5200 INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, Including ... • NEAL Culling Brakes'" • i;;,,tch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cylinders • Hydraulic Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more. Dusty Tlma Complete Catalog, $3.00. NEAL PRODUCTS, INC. 7171 Ronson Road San Diego, CA 92111 (619) 565-9336 . OOOLE OIL FILTE;M ' ···---~ FILTERS ,;USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your Performance Dealer Today -Oil -Fuel -Transmissions -Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg In·c .. 12414 Hwy. 99 So .. Dept. OT. Everett: WA 98204 OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEERI_NG 6891 SAN DIEGO DR .. BUENA PARK. CA 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 & 4 WO VANS & 1"1CKUPS & MINI TRUCKS PR'E·RUN TRUCKS • CUSTOM SPRINGS AXLE WORK • CUSTOM SUSPENSION NO BLOCKS USED • WELDING & FABRICATION ·Bill Montague Established 1974 (714) 761-9460 PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT DUSTY TIMES BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE $ 1. 7 5 for a single copy $1.25 each for 5 or more copies Any mix of dates Send check or money order and your UPS street address to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 Wants YOU Be a Volunteer in a Yokohama Support Pit_ Get Involved ! . Dennis Rogers or Steve O'C~nnor (818) 335-7757 i RJ OFF ROAD INNOVATIONS BOLT·ON PRE-RUNNER ACCESSORIES LIGHT HOOPS BED KICKERS TIRE MOUNTS CUSTOM FABRICATION (619) S88-2S68 1160 PIONEER WAY, SUITE C, EL CAJON, CA 92020 -~~ lP-l3W00~[1[1 1660 Babcock Bldg. B Costa Mesa, ca 92627 (714) 650-3035 Fabrication ✓ Coil Over Suspension _ · ✓ FoxShoxPartsAndService ../ Race Car Wiring ✓ Race Car Prep. ✓ Tum Key Race Cars -December 1988 PIKE' FAMILY RESTAURANT Over 40 Years -The best in the Desert Coffee Shop -Steak House -Watering Hole Saloor, 24 Hour SeNice Station : BAKER. CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN c Off-ROAD \l A R~CINC ~ - -~ ~~ ~ ~/(.-~ ~--::, P. 0. BOX 323eSEAHURST. WA 98062 (2061 242-1773 19000 Bagby Dr. Canyon Country PREPCo RACE CAR MAINTENANCE RICHARD PARCELLS (805) 251-9631 PROBST Off Road Racing Inc. OFF ROAD DESIGN and FABRICATION e·ERRIEN LASER RACE FRAMES 1121 EAST ILLINOIS HWY NEW LENOX. ILLINOIS 6 0 451 18151 485-RACE (7223) Larry Winter 714-537-8286 · PlllAIR A Totally New Concept in Battery Design Race Sltop S11ppliu 11532 Stepl11J11ie Garden Grove. CA 92640 *½the Size & Weight of its Eq11ivalent * Vibration Reisiistant • Soil/ Proof Telephone: (714) 5354437 (714) S~S44l8 David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 Page 43

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GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY The Leader in Lubricant and Fuel , System Technology 115 OCTANE RACING GASOLINE Anaheim, CA . . . .... .................... (714) 528-4492 ,.._.._,_ • .., ' Bakersfield, CA . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (805) 948-6044 Bullhead City, AZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . (602) 758-5480 Chino, CA .............................. (714) 628-7596 Concord, CA . . . ........... ..... . ....... (415) 676-4300 - Denver, CO . ... ... ... ...... . ........... (303) 750-9619 (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 3450 PACHECO BOULEVARD MARTINEZ, CA 94553 TELEPHONE: (415) 228-7576 El Centro, CA ..................... . . . . . (619) 352-4721 , J. ___________ ;.__ _______ ---I Fullerton, CA . ........ . ........... .... . . (714) 635-5553 RUSS's V.W. Recycling 3317 S. Peck Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016 (BEHIND TONY"S TRUCK WRECK ING) (818) 574-1943 • (818) 574-1944 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Bu_ses. Ghias and 914 ·s (213) 583-2404 f<tfffil{! Jfl}PSERVICE, INC. ~ i1ETA L PROCESSING S92 I W;lmington A venue Los Ang(;!/cs. Caldorma 9000 I - SANOBI..AST Mark Smith GLASS BEAD FLOURESCENT INSPECTIOr-. MAGNETIC PARTICAL Larry Smith NEW LOCA T/ON IN ORANGE COUNTY rSIMPSOll RACE PRODUCTS j 1130 N. Kraemer Blvd., 'C' Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 630-8861 NEW LOCATION IN THE VALLEY · SIMPSOll , Page 44 RACE PRODUCTS 16053 Victory Blvd. #4 Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 780-4444 FAX (818) 780-4567 I Hayward, CA ..... . ..................... (415) 783-6500 Lancaster, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (805) 948-6044 Las Vegas, NV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 643-9200 Long Beach, CA ........ .... . . . . ; . ...... (213) 432-3949 . Los Angeles, CA ............... . .... . ... (213) 595-7208 Oakland, CA ......... . . . ..... . · . ..... ... (415) 261-6900 : Phoenix, AZ . . . ....... . . ....... . .... .... (802) 279-5000 Pleasant Hill, CA ..... . . . . ........... . . . . (415) 798-2201 1 Riverside, CA . . . .... ...... ........ ...... (714) 877-0226 ' Sal inas, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (408) 422-9808 i Santa Barbara, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (805) 963-9366 I San Jose, CA ... ....................... . (408) 294-4513 I Van Nuys, CA .................. . ....... (818) 785-0902 I Ventura, CA . . . .... ........... . ....... . . (805) 659-5609 j Yuma, AZ ..... : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (602) 782-6543 • P.O. Box610. 333 We~t Br~adway, Suite202 (213) 437-4373 Long Beac h, Cahforn,a 9080Hl610 -Get the word out about your business, big o r small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customen. Good Stuff Directory Ads ate merely $18.00 pe,; mont~h. SJ;UMP 'RRace Engineering 602/435-2797 / 5316 W. Luke Ave. ' G lendale, AZ 85301 T.R. STUMP President -RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER Manufacturers of Quality Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS (714) 630-8283 Anaheim, CA 1987 BUDWEISER FRT SUPERSTITION SERIES CHAMPIONS JOEY ADZIMA. JR · CLASS 10 STEVE WOLCOTT· CLASS 1-2-1600 CECIL WRIGHT -OPEN UNLIMITED NICK GROSS · CHALLENGER Ci.ASS KEN GOLOJUCH · BIG TRUCK CLASS Al DELAROSA · LITTLE TRUCK CLASS GREG SANDEN · CLASS 5 TODD TEUSCHER · CLASS 100 CHUCK MEAD • CLASS 6 December 1988 Trackside Photo, Inc. Commercial Photography Peter L. Hatch (~13) 809-1772 · 1507 E. Del Amo Blvd. • Carson, CA 90746 !(ACE TNANS BY JEFF FIELDS TRANSAXI.E ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 -, TA~C~~ 112 Octane Trick 118 Octane Super-Trick 100 Octane Unleaded racing gasoline Alameda County Bakersfield Bremerton Den~r El Centro Hawaii Huntington ~ach Long~ach losAn~~s Las~gas Oran~ Coynty M (4'1 SJ 538-RACE Phoenix (BOSJ 393-8258 Portland/Vancou-.,.ier (206) 377-7951 Riverside /303) 452-5239 Sacramento (6 19) 352-2600 San Diego 1B08) 682-5589 Saugus (714) 536-8808 ~anle (213) 979-0198 Spokane /2 13) 863-4801 TrlCities (702) 871- 1417 Tucson /7141 634-0845 I.IV<,natchee LOUIE UNSER Racing Engines 1100 E. Ash Ave. Suite C Fullerton, Ca. 92631 (6021 952-2575 (206J 693-3608 /7141787-8141 , /916) 638-RACE (6 19) 460-5207 I (BOS) 259-3886 (206) 833-0430 /509) 483-0076 (509) 547-3326 (602) 326-8770 (509) 663-2912 Louie Unser (714) 879-8440 ~PA/KT""" aJ411NGS.:GRAIW,C;* J,(J#OG * · , , •~==ro.c..:..'MdMAJN!lNANCl•~ll'IA.f)*J,lhlRIH&* ~j(hJ' MY~•1oi-R~1Jp~ 06!9· o Dusty Tlma

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DECEMBER 31, 1988 • PLASTER CITY WEST ATVs, Bikes and Odyssey Start Time 7:00 a.m. • Buggies, Cars and Trucks Start Time Noon A.M.A-ffJpptJ,KER. RACiN6 TEA/v1 ,._!'!!'!IC: .. ~ ---0 ~r,.. ...---I w ~ -..:,.;----.,.,,,, ·. . 6 ..,,,~, AMi1 S A ,N .C T I ~ N E D .. -~~-,• .._~ · c -4i - - . -· ~-z:_--s:;-~~1989 Superstition Schedule -.::--~ ..... · · ~.____ February 18 o -o ~ The King BUDWEISER DUNAWAY DASH RACE INFO: (619) 427-5759 April 8 . Buzz Bomb 150 August 5 Superstition 250Vl September 30 Plaster City etost 111 December 31 . . -Dunaway Dosh Ill Professional Off Road Racing for ATVs, Bikes, Buggies, Cars, Qdysseys and Trucks. AU 5 Races! GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY . n,s WINNERS CHOICE -WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS are used by the sports winning drivers and engine builders. Just ask the top professionals before buying your next cam. Our dedication to performance and quality keeps you on top. Call WEB-CAM for your winning cam for street , strip and off-road or send $3 for the complete ..,....., catalog. Engilte & Machine Duitv Times V W • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 (6191741-6173 I . Nobody Covers Off Road Like DUSTY TIMES SUBSCRIBE TODAY (USE FORM ON PAGE 3) PROS USE L·OC-BOARDS! . Be a PRO, use LOC-BOARDS instead · of peg-boards to hang expensive tools! Call 800-678-2552 toll-free for catalog. December 1988 DS WHEEL VVORKS Off Road Products Phoenix, ~ 8501? For advertising rates & information contact Wright Publishing Co., Inc. PO Box 2260, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 --Page 45

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Classifie-d ••• FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 very - competitive car. Last driven by Bud Feldkamp and Ron Gardner. Class 1 short course car last driven by Marty Tripes. Baja Bug set up for pre-running, Mendeola 3 speed, 2 Class 10 motors and a lot more. Call Tracy Valenta at FOR SALE: Class 5, race ready, fresh motor & trans, all Hewland gears, P.S. by Unique, 32 gal. cell, trailer anq spares and all equip. $8,500 OBO. Call (619) 728: (818)98=2-=196=1·==-----:--0837. . .. FOR SALE: CHALLENGER 2 seat. Only two races. 65mm shocks, Sway-A-Way, Wright rack, Beard seats, Armstrong and spare parts. $8,000. Call Randy at Fortune Fab, (714) 687-0416. FOR SALE: Class 5/pre-runner, new 9 .. wider beam, Wright front arms, bus trans, 1835 VW tur-~ hos, Bilstein, 22 gal. cell, new paint, California licensed, many spares, $8,000. Call Dennis at FOR SALE: Class 10 Funco 2 seat prerunner, 109 .. WB. Wright front end, Porsche steering and spindles, Bilsteins, fuel cell, Flame-Out,Sway-A-Waycom-ponents, Parker Pumper, Center-lines, bus trans, fresh 1600 VW. $4,000. Call Daryl at (714) 996-3977 after 6 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600. Score/ HDRA '87 points champ. Proven winner. Top of the line equip-ment all the way around. Many spare parts. Call Steve at (805) 524-3337 evenings or (805) 298-1212 days .. (714) 646-5232. FOR SALE: 2 seat Challenger car. 4 _ Baja Concepts chassis, aluminum FOR SALE: Class 10 single seat. body, Mastercraft, adjustable 1st place winner at the 1988 CNCpedals, Wrightrack,SAW, Brush Run 101. First in points. Bilstein, Parker Pumper, ITS Fastest of everything, 1650 Rab- trans, VDO gauges, currently 2nd bit, 091 trans, Fox shocks, power in Score/HORA points. Many steering, 101" WB. Built to win. top finishes. Race ready, $9,500. Race ready $15,000. Less engine Call Pancho Bio at (619) 262-FOR,·SALE: 1-1600 Chenowth andtrans$8,000.CallToddAttig 1626or(619)461-9887. · Magnum built by Neth Racing at (815) 288-3461 in Illinois. FOR SALE: Class 7 4x4 Score/ Works, Dyno tested Kelron Ent. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Chenowth, HORA legal, '83 Toyota longbed, engine, Henry's cliff., Hewland less motor, Wright Place steering, all the best. Louie Unser race gears, UMP power steering, wind- fresh SAW rear, 12" travel Bil- engine, CNC brake system, Fuel shield. CLASS RULES MAXI- steins, Attig prepped bus box, Safe cell, Beard Super Seats, Ran-MIZED. Will sell less engine or RJS belts, Neal pedals, Center-cho race shocks, Long Beach trans, includes all spares and lines w/fresh Desert Dogs & springs, very competitive, spare extras. $13,950. Call Will Hig-Norsemans, torsion adjusters parts. Ready to race, $10,000 or manweekdaysat(714)848--8222. front & rear, set up for short ~8,000 less engine. Call Kreg at MUST SELL: 1986 Bunderson course w/3½ gal. tank also have (714) 731-1499. Class 1 or 10, fresh trans, Hew-15 gal. cell, complete, add motor FOR SALE: Race prepped and land gears & 2180 roller, power and go racing. $3,500. Call Chris ready to win 5-1600 class. Raced steering, new combos, Dura Blue Raffo (312) 855-2889 work or in Score, HORA, ADRA. This is stubs, Summers Bros axles & tie (312) 259-3810 home in Illinois. a race car not a prerunner. Wright rods, Sway-A-Way torsion, FOR SALE: Class 1-1600 F~ front end, Sway-A-Way, Center-FOR SALE:° Class 1 or 10 If~ceco, 20 inch travel, Fox, Sway-A-Way, Carr, Lee, secondary coils, Beard, Neal, 22 gal. cell, Hewland gears, 90% comp. Lots of spares, no engine. $11,000 or trade for good 20-24 ft. ski or ocean boat plus cash. Call Greg at (805) 298-7343 mornings. FOR SALE: Custom 20' Berg #1 ' trailer, 7' wide w/5 ft. tailgate dual ramps. New tires w/spare· and safety brakes. Also includes, three F.W. & Assoc. of Arizona Mini cars. Limited Edition# 14 of 1000 Yellow Corvette, Fantasy lsland Tattoo Special red in color .and a green Hawkeye Dune Buggy. Car(? all have working Briggs Stratton motors. Great for Christmas. $3,500 takes all. Extras too. CallRitaat(805)527-0867 evenings or leave message. FOR SALE: Art Schmitts Berrien Laser Class 1 or 9 short course car. Best of everything. Less motor and trans. Call Art, days (412) 687-5093 or eves (412) 321-3527 in Pittsburgh, PA. FOR ·sALE: Funco, single seat, Class 1 or 10, 117,.. WB, Ump power steering, Taylor seat, Fox shocks, Summers rear disc brakes, aluminum body, 14,.. travel front suspension, 17" travel rear suspension, $4,500 less motor and trans. Call Greg or Chet at (818) 998-9811. FOR SALE: Hewland DG300 w/adpt. 200 miles since new ring and pinion and 3rd and 4th gears, $6,800. Call Greg or Chet at (818) 998-9811. F R SALE: Former G enn Harris · MTEG Class 10 champ. car. Best of everything. Currently set up with Fat Rabbit motor and trans by Jeff Fields, $12,500 race ready or $8,000 less engine and trans, fresh Fat air cooled motor also available. Call Jim at (805) 985-4452. ' Parker Pumper, irn;:ludes trailer, Fox shocks, Neal pedals, power lines, Fox, TUF engine. Includes all extra equipment, spares, quick steering, Leighton trans, fresh trailer, extra tires and a driving FOR SALE: 2180cc roller cra~k fills, etc. $10,500 or $8,500 motor, fuel cell, race ready. lesson! Changing to Class 8. Call Fat type 1 motor. $2,000 OBO. without motor 000. Call Steve $5,000. Call Steve at (312) 506-Dean at (602) 849-4719 in Pho-Call (714) 594-3858 days or at (702) 645-7996. 9711 in Illinois. enix. (818) 332-7656 nights. r-----------------------~--------~-----------~. I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I I DUSTY TIMES. I I I FOR SALE: Hi Jumper single seat Challenger, 1986 points champ, numerous top finishes, best of everything, race ready, $5,000. Call Rick Johnson at (619) 252-4194. . FOR SALE: Class f0-car, 1987 SODA class points winner, Sand-hawk SR2 wide front end, Wright steering, Mastercraft seats, Simp-son belts, Centerlines, Mickey Thompson tires, Rancho suspen-sion, bus trans, dependable 1650. $6,000. Call anytime, best after 8:00 p.m. Tom Lohf (906) 249-9926, Michigan. FOR SALE: Completely outfitted Tractor Trailer rig. GMC Tractor & 43 ft. trailer. Two 6.5K Onan generators, living quarters in front of trailer. Tiled floor & counters, custom cabinets, refrig-erator, ice maker, microwave, stove top, TV, VCR, air conditi-oned, double sink, 150 gallons of water, instant hot water, bath-room with full shower. Work-shop, radio antenna, vise, cabinets, lights, new tires all around and more. Must see to appreciate. $75,000. Call Jim Conner at ( 602) 453-8889. I Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not in~luding name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for I I use of black and white P. hoto, or a very sharp col_or print. I FOR SALE: Nissan Class 7 4x4 1987 Hardbody. Class winner, I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and I Baja 1000, Baja 500, Riverside, I subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free_ad, enclose $5.00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. Gold Coast and Great M · I ~ave. I ,• Spare motor, trans, rear end, tires, wheels and more. $35,000. I ------------;----------------------------I Call Jim Conner at (602) 453-1 I .8889. I ---------------~------------I I ------~--------------------I I I I --------------------------I I --------'----------------------I I Enclosed is$ _ __:__ ___ (Send check or mon·ey order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. I I I I Name -----------------------------I I Mail to: I I Address ____________________ Phone_______ DUSTY TIMES I I 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O I City -----------------.State . Zip______ Agoura, CA 91301 I a Page 46 Dcccmbcr 1988 FOR SALE: Nissan Class 7 4x4, race prepped, good beginning race car, driven by actor Chuck Nor-ris, $15,000. Call Jim Conner at (602) 453--8889. DustyTlma

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FOR SALE: International sup-port truck. Lift gate, extra gas tanks, new tires, Ford 460 CI engine. Good work horse. $5,000. Call Jim Conner at (602), 453-8889. FOR SALE: Raceco Class 10 Hewland 5 speed. Goshen fresh engine plus spare "Fat" engine power steering and many extras. Recently gone through. Race ready. $14,000. Call Bobat{619) FOR SALE: 16x8 ft. enclosed 530-1999 or 695-9441. trailer, ATV tire rack, work bench and more. $3,500. Call FOR SALE: Rally cars, '82 S~rlet (619) 344-4324 days or (619) $5,000. '83 Corolla $4,000. '77 344-6703 nights. Volvo $5,000. '84 Corolla GTS - - - -$10,000. '86 Corolla GTS FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 single $20,000. Many Gr A Corolla seat, chromemoly frame. Inch~des spares. Worldwide shipping. bcxiy, seat, bolt on suspension. Also '71 ambulance service truck $500 OBO. Call James at (619) . $2,500. New HD trailer $2,200. 253-2633 after 5:30. Call Topi at (818) 765-5542 WANTED: Experienced driver and financial partner for new Chenowth Mini-Mag class or pos-sibly buy or build 1 or 2 seat Chal-lenger Class car. Prefer San Diego area. Call Jim at (619) 692-3063. FOR SAt.E: Class 5-1600 race car. Fresh DRP engine, heads, bus trans, bus CV s, Dura Blue axles and stubs, Fox shocks, Wright rack, ION front end, Wright spin-dles, Simpson seats, VDO, fuel __ cell. Car is fresh and ready to race. 2nd place in Snore points series, very competitive car. $7,500. Fresh 22 76 Type 1 engine, $2,000. 25 gal. Fuel Safe fuel cell, $32-5. Also loads of Centerlines and Y okohamas, make offer. Call Large Off Road at (602) 763-7880. FOR SALE: Class 1, 10, or 2 1985 Raceco. 125" WB, long travel coil over front. Currently setup for Class 1 with 2666 Type IV. Will sell complete or tess engine and trans. $20,000 com-plete, $12,000 less eng. & trans. Car equipped with best of every-thing. Call Jim at (213) 591-5665. FOR SALE: Chenowth two seat pre-run/ desert toy, 1776 Per-formance, IRS, dual shock, link pin, O'Neal brakes and clutch, · steel braided lines, Centerlines,' aluminum fuel, Diest belts, oil cooler, snap-on body with trailer, tags, green sticker. Car is well built and ready. $3,200 OBO or will trade for motorhome. Call Randall at (213) 428-7753. FOR SALE: Pit and support equipment. Tents, generators, welders, lights, etc. Call for info. Jim Conner (602) 453-8889. FOR SALE: Water trailer (fiber-gla~s tank) 800 gallons, pump, eressure washer, good tires. $1,000. Call Jim Conner at ( 602) 453-8889. FOR SALE: Rally stuff. 165x1Y Bridgestone "soft" $60/ ea. Pana-s port (Toyota, Datsun, Colt) $751-.. Peltor$175. Terra $300. Extra lights $5-40/ ea. Stabilizers _$20/ 4 pcs. Close out sale. Call Topi at (818) 765-5542, eves. Dusty Tlma evenings. FOR SALE: Team Yokohama Cameo 7S Toyota. One year old, _ over $50,000 invested. Comes complete with spare trans, steer-ing box, suspension, 10 spare tires with wheels. Call Greg at (818) 998-4436 days. FOR SALE: 1985 built Berrien 2001 1-2-1600. Beard seats, power steering, Neal pedals, Cen-terline wheels, Probst built motor. Lots of spares, everything goes. $7,000 OBO. Call Duane at (312) 739-5002 in Illinois. FOR SALE: Class 7S Chevy. 151 CI engine, 700 R4 trans, Summers 9 ... cliff. Truck org, built by Cal Wells. Best of everything, $15,000.21' Pape enclosed fiber-glass trailer, like new, $6,000. Buy truck and trailer together and save $1,000. Will deliver. Call Jesse at (817) 488-6868 after 6:00 p;m. EST or (817) 481-4540 (Texas). FOR SALE: Fresh 2230 Type 1 desert motor. New Scat crank, new super flow heads, Chevy rods, dual W ebers, S&S header. . Must sell $2,500 OBO. Winner '88 Riverside Class 5. Call Pete Sohren Racing at (602) 843-5953. Checkers (from page 36) intentions as far as this column is concerned. My pledge is to report the Checker truth and nothing but the Checker truth, no matter · what the truth is! This column is written for Checker members only, with the possible exception of those who would like to be Checkers. Anybody else that gets upset after reading this column · should worry more about mind-ing their own business then being offended by some inside jokes that they don't understand. Over and out! · Back on the plus side, thanks to those of you that have been pass-ing me the latest rumors. Keep'em -coming. Give the info to our Pres-ident and he'll get it to the Wahzoo. Morgan Maiocco Goes Home On Friday, October 28, 1988, a limo awaited a very important person. Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Morgan Malocco emerged from Sharp Hospital's rehabilitation center. At last he was going home. More importantly, both legs were attached. At last we have a story with a happy ending. In the last few years we have seen Danny Chandler, Gary Bailey, Bob Balentine, and a host of other heros paralyzed or very seriously injured. We could only imagine their pain and suffer-ing. The following is a brief sum-mary on one of my heros, and his determination not only to live, but to walk again. On the morning of June 2, 1988 Morgan Maiocco had the world by the tail. His association with Kawasaki had washed away years of frustration. At last an overall Baja win was within grasp. He and some friends decided to make one last practice run of the race start. Leaving Ensenada on the highway, Morgan pulled alongside a Bronco, only to find ,his path blocked by a skidding,U-Haul trailer. He estimated his impact speed at around 60 mph, maybe more. Then the Bronco ran over him. Blood flowed like water from his mangled left leg. The Bronco had crushed his pel-vis, but the Bell Helmet prevented any head damage. Five hours later he was air lifted to Sharp Hospital in San Diego. His friends that had been with him knew that he was either dead, or at the least had lost his leg. If you think the security around the oval office in the White House is tough, try the surgical intensive care unit. If you were not a very close relative, there was abso-lutely no information available. Finally, driven by frustration, I went to Sharp's determined to visit Morgari. Fortunately his nurse for the day was a very caring lady named Holly. I was not pre-pared for what I saw. When the _ Bronco ran over him, it not only crushed his pelvis, it also rup-tured his bladder. The doctors had to take out and clean all his internal organs except his lungs and heart. He had been cut from groin to his rib cage and stapled back together. His stomach was so bloated he looked like a football. ByFud Fortunately, his leg was covered or I would have been sick or probably fainted. Later I found out he had a hole below his tummy you could put a bowling ball in. Needless to say Morgan had more machines hooked up to him than Mad Jack's has stereos. He said, "Hi Fud, where have you been?" These four words will haunt me for the rest of my life. It didn't matter that the hospital wouldn't let me in, he just demanded to know why I hadn't come to see him sooner. Except for race weekends, I would spend the next five months going to see him almost every day. He was not going to get the opportunity to ask that question again! Approximately one week later Morgan underwent major surgery to set his pelvis, work on his leg and have the first of many major skin grafts. It took him over two weeks to wake up. During this period another caring nurse came into the picture. Her name is Shir-ley. I think she is the one who convinced Dr. Foster to save Morgan's leg. While all the people caring for Morgan were very pro-fessional, Holly and Shirley seemed to really care. They added a very personal touch. Thank you. Finally the swelling went down and one day he woke up. Many weeks of setbacks and new opera-tions followed. Complicating the procedures was the fact that he had been given several pints of the wrong blood type. His liver acted up and eventually he came down with hepatitis. He was sick with that for months, and it was over four months before he could eat and keep it down. Somewhere around three months after the accident he was transferred to a private room. Soon he started feeling a little bet-ter and rehabilitation started on his leg. I walked in one day when it was going on, and about fainted again. His leg looked worse than my face. Thanks to another very caring soul, Holly Stence, his leg started working. I soon became his pusher. He would walk with the help of a walker. Then I would push his assortment of bottles behind him as he cruised in a wheel chair. One day they discon-nected him. We went for a ride 111ore ••• TRAIL NOTES THE GARBAN FAMILY in Las Vegas, Nevada are into off road racing in both cars and motorcycles. They had a rough 1988 season, traveling to six states to secure a National Championship. Mark Garban rode his Honda Four Trax to the AA TV A National Hare and Hound Championship in 1988. Mark is sponsored by P .E.P. and Desert Honda. He won three rounds, and finished second twice in the eight race series. Congratulations ~ark Garban. CHRYSLER/JEEP are expanding their off road racing teams for 1989. Class 7 4x4 points winner Mike Lesle will move into a ZWD long wheelbase Jeep Comanche in the desert series Class 7S. Former series overall champion Jack Ramsay will take over for Lesle in Class 7 4x4. Rob MacCachren will continue in a 7S Comanche, while Walker Evans' son Evan will drive a Cherokee in Class 6. There will be a new Class 4 Dodge for Rodney Hall, and Steve McEachern will join Walker Evans in a two truck Class 8 Dodge team. In the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group stadium series, Walker Evans and Rob MacCachren will continue to campaign Jeep Comanches. THE_AMERICAN TRIALS ASSOCIATION is hosting the 19th Annual El Tnal De ~spana on December 4, 1988. It is one of the nation's premier observed tnals events, and attracts top trials riders from throughout the country. The Trials will be held at the Cougar Flats and Johnson Valley O.R.V. area near Lucerne Valley, CA, the site of Score's Great Mojave 250. It all starts at 10 a.m., and contact ATA at 15911 Puritan Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 9264 7 for further information on this unique motorcycle contest. December 1988 around the outside of the hospi-tal. He wanted to see where his dad and sister Melissa had been parking. We got into all sorts o'f trouble. The nurses couldn't fig-ure out where we had gone. In the latter part of October, he had his dad and Melissa come down so he could show off. He used the walker for about 200 feet, and then we all went out for beer and hot dogs. The next day he had a hangover. That was it they said. You are going to rehab! What a shock that was. Here you helped yourself or waited for someone, sometime to come to your assistance. "What do I have to do to go home," he asked? Learn how to get out of bed, go to the bathroom, and to dress yourself. He went to rehab · on a Thursday, and the following Friday he went home. Congratulations Morgan! Morgan could not have made it without the tremendous support from his dad, Erin, and his dad's #1 squeeze Mary, sister Melissa, Morgan's girl friend, the bag lady Kim, and all the friends and rela-tives that kept track of his progress. Subscribe to DUSTY TIMES See Form Page 3 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS B DR ............... .... 19 Bilstein Corp. of America ............... 15 Boulevard GMC . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bridgestone (USA) Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Cactus Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 California Pre-Fun . . . . . . . . . . 6 Car Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Champion Bead Lock Co ................ 16 FAT Performance ......... 26 FRT Dunaway Dash ........ 45 Fuel Safe ................ 27 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co ............... 5 Don Herndon Motorsports ......... : . . 25 IPF Motorsports ........... 23 Jeep/Eagle Corp. . . . . . . . . . . 9 KC Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 McKenzie Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Nevada Off Road Buggy ................. 32 PCI Race Radios ..... ... . . 37 Jerry Penhall Racing ....... 21 Red Line Synthetic Oil .................... 29 Score Parker 400 . . . . . . . . . 11 Marvi!I Shaw Performance Products . ............. ·. 30 Simpson Race Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Toyota Motorsports . . . . . . . . . 2 Trackside Photo Ent. ...... . 39 Tri Mil Industries .......... 14 Unique Metal Products ............... 31 Valley Performance -Hewland ............... 28 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Page 47

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Enter the 1988 Bridgestone &;a Sweepstakes and you could be the Grand Prize winner of a 1988 Nissan Desert Runner™ and a 4-day/3-night trip for two to Ensenada, Mexico, to become an honorary member of Roger Mears' racing team during the Presidente/Score Baja 1000 beginning November 2, 1989. Even if you're not the Grand Prize winner in the 1988 Bridgestone Baja Sweepstakes, hundreds of other prizes will be given away. So enter today! 1 FIRST PRIZE-1988 Nissan Desert Runner TM truck. 5 SECOND PRIZES-Your choice of a set of four Bridgestone Duelers (Mud, All-Season or Desert). 10 THIRD PRIZES-Bridgestone Mountain Bicycle. 50 FOURTH PRIZES-Your choice of a Bridgestone High Performance racing jacket or a Bridgestone Ridgeline jacket. 100 FIFTH PRIZES-One-year subscription to Four Wheeler magazine. 200 SIXTH PRIZES-Bridgestone "MUD, SWEAT & MEARS" T-shirt. The Nissan Desert Runner is equipped with Bridgestone Dueler LT radial tires. Bridgestone Duelers are designed to handle tough off-road conditions. So be a winner like Roger Mears and put a set of Bridgestone Dueler LT's on your truck. READ OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY. THEN ENTER THE 1988 BRIDGESTONE BAJA SWEEPSTAKES TODAY! r-------~---------------------, OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM 1988 BRIDGESTONE BAJA SWEEPSTAKES 1. Please read official rules before completing. 2. Please print all information clearly. 3. Deposit at your local participating Bridgestone or Nissan deafer by December 31, 1988. No Purchase Necessary Full Name Street Address City State ZIP Telephone Date of Birth L---------------------------~--OFFICIAL RULES -NO PURCHASE NECESSARY 1. To enter, hand print your name, address, ZIP code, phone number and date of birth on this official 1988 BRIDGESTONE BAJA SWEEPSTAKES entry form and deposit it in the entry box located at your participating Bridgestone or Nissan dealer. Mechanically reproduced entries are automatically void. Each entry must be deposited separately by December 31, 1988. 2. Winners will be selected In a random drawing from among all entry forms deposited prior to the entry deadline. Drawing will be conducted by National Judging Institute, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes. All prizes will be awarded and winners notified by mall. Limit of one prize per individual. Prizes are nontransferable, nonexchangeable and nonredeemable for cash.or credit. Sponsor may elect to award a substitute Grand Prize of equal or greater value In the event that circumstances beyond the sponsor's control prohibit the awarding of the Grand Prize. Entrant must be 18 years or older and a licensed driver to win the Grand or First Prize. For all other prizes, entrant must be a licensed driver. All taxes, surcharges, shipping charges, licensing fees, and other fees and expenses, if any, are the responsibility of the individual winners. Winners must execute an affidavit of eligibility and release, and consent to the use of their names and photos for advertlsinQ and promotional purposes. Grand Prize winner and guest must also execute an event rart1cipat1on release. No responsibility is assumed for lost, misdirected or late entries or mai , or for prizes lost, stolen, damaged or delayed. 3. Prizes are: GRAND PRIZE (1 )-4-day/3-night trip for 2 to the 1989 Presidente/Score Baja 1000 roadrace, beginning November 2, 1989, honorary membership in the Roger Mears Racin~ Team and a 1988 Nissan~ Desert Runner'" truck. 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Sweepstakes open to licensed drivers who are residents of the U.S., except employees and their families of BRIDGESTONE (U.S.A.), Inc., NISSAN MOTOR CORPORATION IN U.S.A., their dealers, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and JODY LEE COMMUNICATIONS. Grand and First Prize winners must also be 18 years of age or older. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All prizes are subject to all federal, state and local laws, and compliance therewith is solely the responsibility of the winner. 5. For a list of major winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 1988 BRIDGESTONE BAJA SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS LIST, P.O. Box 3979, Syosset, New York 11775-3979. Requests must be received no later than December 31, 1989. All awards must be claimed by June 30, 1989, or will be forfeited. JlRID6ESTORE On or off road, remember Bridgestone. ii