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1988 Volume 5 Number 3 Dusty Times Magazine

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- -Volume S -Number 3 -March 1988 $1.~5 ISSN 8750-1732 Covering the world of competition in the dirt ••

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I I ~~-=-~~ CALIFORNIA GOLD TEAMMATES HUBER AND HARRIS OPEN '88 SEASON · AFTER ONE-TWO FINISH IN '87 DRIVERS' POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP. In 1987, Mazda stf1:1ck pay dirt in the Mickey Thompson Off-Road Gran Prix Series. For it was here that teammates Jeff Huber and Glenn Harris piloted their 270-horsepower Mazda trucks to a convincing one-two finish in the Grand National Sport Truck drivers' points championship. Which should give the competition something to think about as the 1988 season gets under way. Because Mazda and California Gold are ready to strike again.

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Volume 5 - Number 3 DHGli Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Controller John Calvin -Circulation Jerry Lawless Traffic John Howard Contributors Darla Crown C & C Race Photos Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenberg Homer Eubanks Deb Freimuth Tom Grimshaw Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Rod Koch Cam McRae David Ryskamp Judy Smith John Sprovkin Darlene Thackston 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT March 1988 THE OfflCIAL VOICE Of PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN Off-ROAD ~ . r-=--...R~CING - ~ ~-:~~ Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Un,;olicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addresi;ed, 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 Hillside 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 Dusr:, 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. OF THE MONTH ••• In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page SCORE Parker 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1987 SNORE Awards Banquet ................. • • • • • 23 MTEG Stadium Racing at Anaheim .. , ............... . 26 FORDA Mud Racing at Lakeland .................... 30 WCR 56th Annual Monte Carlo. Rally ................ 32 1987 S.O.D.A. Awards Banquet ............. : ....... 34 Badgerland VW Club Awards Banquet ............. • • • 35 Paris-Dakar Rally Raid Finale ...................... , • 36 Ice Racing - Round Two and Three . ..... , . . . . . . . . . . 39 DEPARTMENTS Soap Box -C.R.S. by Paula Gibeault ... .............. 4 Trail Notes ........................... • • • • • • • • • • • · • 4 Happenings .... ................... ............. • • • • 6 Side Tracks by Judy Smith ...................... · · · · · 9 Parker Postscript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Losers by Judy Smith ........................... 24 SCCA So Pac Divisional Rally Report by Lynnette Allision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pony Express .................... . ............. , • • 35 Good Stuff Directory ............................. • 40 Pit T earn Reports ......... ............. • • • • • • • • • • • • 45 Cla;sified Ads .................................. · · · 46 Tech Tips by Bill Savage ..... . ............ • • • • • • • • • • 4 7 Index to Advertisers ...................... • • • • • • • • • 47 ON THE COVER - The desert racing season began with the hugely successful Score Parker 400, and a pair of big winners are featured on the cover. Tom Koch came from behind in Arizona, stopped to ma~e a quick distributor fix himself just a few miles from pay dirt, and 1 om not only won Class I in a tight dice, he finished second overall dnvmg alone in the Raceco. Steve McEachern, with JeffTeeman riding along, drove his brand new, Jon Nelson built Chevrolet in grand style at Parker, despite some shock woes. The young driver from Phoemx surprised the pit sages by holding his quick pace the entire distance to win big in Class 8 over 19 other starters, and he fm1shed a respectable _ 18th overall. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Enterprises. f\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$12.00 D 2 years -$20.00 D 3 years -$30.00 Take advantage of your subscription_ bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) 'Who are these guys trying to kid?' Holiday parties bring out hidden talents in many folks, and those with a Hawaiian theme usually feature hula dancers. The Los Campeones gathering apparently had a hula contest. Sharp eyed readers will spot a couple of well known desert race drivers here gyrating to the strains of a ukulele. There is no word on whether or not Mark Hansen, left, or Malcolm Vinje got the most votes in the contest, but no doubt a good time was had by all. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. H you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. ,I I I I I I • Name--------------------------Address----------------------City State _________________ Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription r.1tcs quoted on request) . 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Soap Box.~. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Paula Gibeault Well, I'm always glad to be handed a soapbox, in this case the chance to write this month's arti-cle, but I wish it were under hap-pier circumstances! Bill Moore, our hard-working C.R.S. Direc-tor, decid~d to sample the flu bugs going around ... all of them, all at once. Or maybe he's just trying to get his 1988 illnesses out of the way in one fell swoop! At any rate, he asked me to tell about our tra-ditional end of the year gathering. The Awards Banquet was one of the most enjoyable I remember. The Beef n' Barrel Restaurant was a nice location, with LOTS of good food, buffet style, and an attractive banquet room that was just the r,ight size for our motley group. Actually, this is the one event .during the year when grubby rallyists go to any effort to dress up. One is' likely to see start-ling things like ties and female knees instead of greasy T-shirts and jeans! Not that rallyists don't dress up for event award cere-monies. Most put on CLEAN T-shirts and jeans. The Banquet always produces some cute skits and activities, and this year was no exception. · Lynnette Allison gathered a crew to stage a hilarious tech inspection with a non English speaking driver (Randy Hensley). Mike and I had fun putting some of the "old-timers" on the spot with questions like "Who would you most like to DNF with in the mid-dle of the night?" There were some tongue-in-cheek prizes like the Captain Crunch Award for the best retelling of a rollover ( winner was Bill Gutzmann with close runner-up Gary English). Topi Hynynen made a kind and much appreciated contribution to our event's prize fund, along with the pair of driving gloves he com-pletely wore out during RIM. Winner of theGalal Souki Memorial Cup for the Stock Class driver who most typified the "spirit of the class" was new-comer John West, who drives a Datsun 210. Don Lindfors was elected Competitor Liaison for 1988. The much-deserving winner of the Zimmerman Award for contributions to the Califor-nia Rally Series was past Director Lynnette Allison. A good time-was had by all and it was a nice way to end another year of enjoyable rally competi-tion. Jbe California Rally Series continues to offer the competitor variety in event terrain, length, and format. The events are well [ Page 4 run and the competition, both in quality of vehicles and driving, is excellent. But there is another characteristic of C .R .S. events which is perhaps the most notable of all. Perhaps because it is not a real "organization" but rather a collection of people dedicated to putting on and running good ral-lies, it has always produced really ~nnovative new methods of organ-izing events. C .R .S. organizers have always felt free to try to make their event the best of the series, according to their own per-sonal standards. They incor-porate their own philosophies and their own priorities, and pro-duce creative solutions to tradi-tional problems. Let me give a few examples from recent history. A few C.R.S. innovations that have passed the test of time are flow charts in rally results, the "California timing system," and the very concept of the Stock. Class itself. which predated the SCCA Production Class. To prevent the problem of speeding on transits, penalty-free transit times and driver's licenses sealed in envelopes have been tried. Reverse seeding has been used to add drama to the last stage of an event. About every size, format, and even color of control card and route book has been produced. The C.R.S. has its own clocks, own assigned car numbers, mails its own results, and may someday have its own start ramp/ storage trailer. To add atmos-phei:_e to events, video movies for critiquing driving or promoting the sport have been produced, artistic slide shows have been shown at awards ceremonies, the Bomb Out Award was created, a Contingency Row was held. These are just a few of the many ideas tried within the framework of the California Rally Series. Not all innovations were successful but credit should be given for the attempt. Our strength has grown out of the freedom to do what we thought would work best, whether it meant experimenting OR using a "standard" system. We should be proud of our achievements. We should not forget just why they were possible. New for 1988 -Stock GT Class At the annual meeting of the California Rally Series Stock Class, competitors·decided to create a third class, "Stock GT." In the last ten years the CR.S. has chosen to have two classes only, Stock and Open. But, in the past several years there has been increasing interest in forming a third class to include the more expensive, yet still basically "pro-duction" vehicles. The concept of the Stock GT Class is to follow the C.R.S. Stock Class rules with three exceptions. First, there will be no market value limit or eligibility list for cars sold in the USA. Second, cars that are factory equipped with turbochargers or superchargers will be allowed. Third, Group N vehicles will be allowed, but only in full FIA trim. Which cars are included in this new class? All SCCA National Production and Production GT cars can run in Stock GT, includ-ing those which are too old to run at the national level. A variety of cars with similar performance capabilities which are not included in those·classes, example __; the Porsche 911, can also run in Stock GT. In an effort to encourage support of Olympus, America's World Championship Rally, Group N cars will also be allowed, but only when prepared to the FIA homologation specifi-cations. The reason this class was not formed before was that nobody stepped forward to be the chair-man. This time Don Lindfors has taken on this responsibility with enthusiasm. Stock GT competi-tors will run a shortened 1988 season, beginning with the Bud-weiser Rim of the World Rally, April 16. There will be a year end Stock GT champion and trophies will be awarded at the annual C .R.S. banquet. Don has an-nounced an October meeting to plan for the 1989 season, the date TBA. For further information call Don Lindfors at(714) 544-1688. C.R.S. Stock Class Rule Changes At the February 7 meeting, the following rule changes for the Stock Class were decided upon for the remainder of the 1988 sea-son, all events after Glen Helen. Section 4 .1.2 (Engine). Turbo-chargers and superchargers are no longer allowed. Section 5.2 (Drivetrain). Open, welded, locked, or limited slip differentials may be used. Section 5.3. Any differential ring and pinion ratio may be used. Section 6.6 (Suspension). Strut mounting holes may be slotted and/or offset bushings may be used to modify camber. Control arms may not be modified (except reinforcing). Section 7 .6 (Body-Exterior). Materia l , construction, and mounting methods of bumpers are free. Note: Both front and rear bumpers are required by Cali-fornia state law. Starting with the 1989 season, SCCA Production Class cars exceeding the $4000.00 market value will no longer be allowed in Stock Class. Section 2.2 will be deleted. For further information, call Stock Class Chairman Mike Blore ~t (213) 425-0984. Volunteers are invited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of off road racing. Call or write DUSTY TIMES· . with your ideas for a Soap Box · column, and get on the schedule. March 1988 { Trail Notes ••• THE HDRA GOLD COAST 300 drawing produced an entry of 173 cars and trucks, and a couple dozen more entries arrived in the next day's mail. Well over ZOO are expected to start the race on March Sin Jean, Nevada. It will be the first desert series race near Las Vegas, NV since last May. The route is similar to last year, but, with the loop to and from Sloan eliminated by encroaching civilization, this year it will be three laps around an 85 mile course. HORA jefe Walt Lott warns of tighter than ever restrictions on participants and spectators this year on public lands. Plus the town of Goodsprings is closed to both competitors and fans, due to the actions of spectators and pit crews last year. But, there are a number of spots open to spectators that provide a good view of the action. BAJA ON TV - At last ABC Wide World of Sports has set the date for viewing their tape of the Presidente Score Baja_ 1000 that happened last November. Currently it is scheduled for April 9, a Saturday, but be sure to check your local listing for the time of day, or even the day. Commentators are Paul Page, who was attending his first major off road race, and Sam Posey, who also did the Baja 1000 program several years ago. YOKOHAMA 6 ~50 CLUB NEWS. For the first time in many years the Score Parker 400 entry list did not contain the ages of the drivers. While it matters little to most folks, it makes it impossible to tally the 6-50 points for the race. Of course all the 1987 members in the race are on the list, but we suspect that there are more who may have passed the SO year old mark in recent months. So, Parker racers, if you were the driver of record in one of the 16 car classes, and are SO years old or more, and you were not in the 6-50 list last year, drop us a post card, cl o DUSTY TIMES, and you will get credit for your score at the Parker 400. · FUEL SAFE BACK IN BUSINESS. Only three days before the Parker rncc, Fud Safe burned to the ground at its Fountain Valley, CA factory. Not only did the firl' cause a huge loss for the fuel cell company, but it also h ·pt Rill and Steve Russell home attending to myriad details instead of racing their .lass() C .. amaro. At any rate they arc hack in husiness at a new location. You will finll Fuel Safe at 5271 Business Drive, Huntington Reach, CA 92649. The new phone numher is ( 714) 897-2858, and the 800 numher is thl· same. EGG ON FACE DEPT. We goofed last month on the advertisement for the Miller High Life Off Road Challenge on Sunday, February 28 at Glen Helen OHV Park. A typo gremlin got the phone number wrong, so correct your records to read (714 )880-1733. Calling that number will bring you information about all the activities at Glen Helen OHV Park in San Bernardino, CA. THE SIL VER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION is taking the year 1988 "off" and they have no races scheduled this year. They will be taking a hard look at what the future holds for Silver Dust Racing. Due to the hiatus in activity, Silver Dust President Bert Vaughan announced that current memberships will be extended for one year, and no dues will be collected this year. This group put on some well ogranized events, but participation fell in 1987. There are so many off road events in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, that conflict in dates is a real problem in the area. MICKEY THOMPSON came up with a good crowd for the second race in his stadium series in the chilly February air at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA. The Grand National trucks had quite a time of it, apparently. Steve Millen won the first heat race for Toyota, but Anaheim champion Rod Millen claimed the second heat for Mazda. Glenn Harris captured the main event in his Mazda, which has to put Mazda in the lead on points for the Manufacturers Cup. Jeff Elrod won the main event for the UltraStock title, and Frank Arciero, Jr., the defending points champion, won the main event for Super 1600 cars in his Chenowth. There will be a full report on the race next month in DUSTY TIMES. MORE FROM MTEG-L1tl' word from the Anaheim hcad4uarters of the Mickev Thompson Entertainment Group is that the entire series of Stadium lhuncler Drag Races has hl·l·n rnncelled for the 1988 season. During an l'Xhihition of this type nf sho\\' earlv in January at intermission time at Anaheim Stadium a dragstl'r got looSl', crashed, and parts flew into the auclil'm:e, injuring a numhe( of !'\.'Opie. That was enough foe the various insurance companies involved, ancl that is the basic reason this interesting nc'\\' concept in stadium nmtorsports shows has been put on :i long tern~ hold. SCORE'S GREAT MOJAVE 250 has a keen new twist this year -separate course for the bikes and the cars. The flyer is in the mail, but it is quite a keen hour glass shaped course, with the bikes running on the one loop and the cars running on the other loop. The only common section on course for both types of vehicles is the few miles around the start, and later the finish line. This change will allow the car classes an earlier finish time, and since the race happens on Easter weekend, it should allow plenty of time for all to make the early evening awards presentation and still get home in time to get clean for Easter Sunday. The drawing for starting positions is March 10, so don't wait too long after the Gold coast to get your entry in the mail. GOODYEAR TIRES recently announced that they will be even more active in off road racing this year through a reorganized program that for the first time will be administered under the company's Racing Division.Twenty year company employee James R. Uim) Alexander has been named to the field manager position for off road racing programs. Alexander will be responsible for all aspects of the company's off road racing agenda, including team and dnver. contract matter~, relations with sanctioning bodies, race planning, p~rt1c1pat1on and service. Alexander will report directly to Leo Mehl, Director of Racing for .Goodyear. "The addition of Jim Alexander to coordinate and manage the off road racing program combined with Goodyear's new directional Wrangler MT radial Hgh.t truck tire for off road, mud, sand and gravel represents a powerful co_m?matton of advantages for the 1988 off road racing season and beyond," ~aid Mehl as ~e an~ounced Alexander's appointment and the company's increased part1c1pat10n. Alexander is no stranger to racing, coming from the post of field manager in sports car racing for Goodyear, serving SCCA and lMSA events. Jim popped up at the Mickey Thompson stadium race in Anaheim, and spent the entire weekend at the massive Parker 400. (mor..-TRAIL NOTES"" ,,ag~ ~~) Dusty Times

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1988 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 March 26, 1988 Penasco Twilight Sonora, Mexica May. 14, 1988 Western 150 Phoenix, AZ July 16, 1988 High Country 150 Flagstaff, AZ September 3-4, 1988 Snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake, AZ October 15, 1988 Penasco 150 Sonora, Mexico 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, WI at the Fairgrounds Racing Faciliry) May 8, 1988 June 5, 1988 July 3, 1988 Auguat 20-21, 1988 BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD. S.A. . Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 July 29-31, 1988 Gran Carrera de T ecate Tecate, B.C. Mexico October 14-16, 1988 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, B.C. Mexico 1988 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O . Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2115 / (715) 478-2688 June 25-26, 1988 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI September 2-4, 1988 Brush Run 10 l Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Lynnette Allison 2001 Oakland Hills Drive Corona, CA 91720 (714) 736-1442 April 16-17, 1988 Rim of the World Palmdale, CA June 1988 (TBA) High Desert Trails Ridgecres~, CA Page 6 July 9-10, 1988 . Prescott Rallysprint Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ Nov~ber 19-20, 1988 East of Indio VIII Indio, CA CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O . Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8616 All races are held at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Route 9, Malta, New York. Classes are 1-1600, 10, 4 WO Class 3 and Class 4 plus A TVs. CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 March 4-6, 1988 COR VA 1988 Convention Clarion Hotel Ontario, CA 4 FUN 4 WHEELERS 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 (313) 459-8388 (313) 755~176 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association Rt. 5, Box 944 Brooksville, FL 34610 ( 813) 996-6306 ( days March 26, 1988 Florida 400 Tallahassee, FL FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 5-7, 1988 Superstition 250 V El Centro, CA September JO-October 1-2, 1988 Plaster City Blast El Centro, CA December 30-31, 1988, January 1, 1989 Dunaway Dash El Centro, CA 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, Ml 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 .. 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 March 4-6, 1988 Gold Coast 250 Las Vegas, NV April 29-May 1, 1988 Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV July 1-3, 1988 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 9-11, 1988 Nevada 500 Las Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Freeman 3503 Hall St. Rapid City, SD 57702 (605) 342-0331 .April 24, 1988 Black Hills Speedway Rapid Ciry, SD May 15, 1988 Lake Francis Case Chamberlain, SD June 5 or 12, 1988 Beaver Creek Baja Jamestown, ND Auguat 21, 1988 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD October 22, 1988 Last Chance Baja Wall SD GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O . Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 Off Road Races April 1 7, 1988 June 12, 1988 Auglllit 7, 1988 September· 4, 1988 November 20, 1988 United Sand Drag Association Sand Drags March 12-13, 1988 April 9-10, 1988 May 14-15, 1988 July 9, 1988 (Night Race) Augwt 13 (Night Race) October 8-9, 1988 November 12-13 ICE CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE SERIES P.O. Box 14824 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 639-0801 (612) 890-8693 March 26, 1988 I.C.E. Awards Banquet IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O . Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) March 1988 MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION John Elliott -(517) 835-9923 Bob Ramlow -(616) 345-6407 MIDWEST OFF ROAD CHALLENGE SERIES Tommy Bowling Rt. 6, Box 833C Midland, TX 79702 (915) 332-1537 - (915) 563-9154 M.O.R.E. 3513 North West Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76106 (817) 625-8843 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group P.O. Box 25168 Anaheim, CA 92825 (714) 938-4100 Off Road Championship Gran Prix March 12, 1988 Astrodome Houston, TX April 9, 1988 Kingdome Seattle, WA · April 23, 1988 Spartan Stadium San Jose, CA May 7, 1988 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA July 23, 1988 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA October 1, 1988 Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV Stadium Motocr011 June 18, 1988 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA (Some dates are tentati...e.) OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (915) 594-8266 March 5-6, 1988 150 miles Cars-A TVs-Bikes El Paso, TX August 6-7, 1988 200 miles Cars-ATVs-Bikes El Paso, TX November 5-6, 1988 250 miles Cars-ATVs-Bikes ElPaso,TX OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwater, ·wA 98501 (206) 754-9717 June·23-26, 1988 Tacoma, WA ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF OFF ROAD RACERS Barry Wannamaker P.O. Box 688 Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO, Canada ONTARIO OFF ROAD Ken Jackson• Dick Gillap R.R. #2 Tiverton, Ontario, Canada NOO 2T0. (519) 368-7~74 (All events at Bingeman Parle, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) May 7-8, 1988 June 18, 1988 . July 17, 1988 Auguat 21, 1988 September 3-4, 1988 September 18, 1988 October 8-9, 1988 October 16, 1988 'o.o.R.R.A. Oklahoma Off Road Racing Association Larry Terry 9220 N.E. 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73141 (405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) Vic Brurnham Freedom Chapter President (405) 621-3428 ORSA Randy Miller 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA OUTLAW MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 204 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213) 375-4570 (213) 534-2747 March 26, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA April 23, 1988 Baylands Raceway Park Freemont, CA May 7, 1988 IMI Speedway Pearsonville, CA May 28, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA · June 25, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA Dusty Times

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KINGMAN OFF ROAD COMPETITION CLUB _____ __, '---919 presents the first annual . St. Paddy's Day Desert Sand Drag Nationals March 18 through 20, 1988 Kingman, Arizona Schedule of Events Friday, March 18: · * Tech inspection -in historic downtown Kingman *St.Paddy's Weekend Kick-Off Saturday, March 12: * Eliminations on KORCC's all-sand track Sunday, March 20: * Finals * $5000 purse · * Contingency _& grudge match prizes awarded _ S5000 purse guaranteed by Kingman Economic & Tourism Development Commission. rname---------7 I · I IAddress _________ l I I -I - I I ------Phone __ I .~~e~f~~~------~ -- - --rname---------7 1 _______ 1 I Address _______ I I I · 1-------1 I · Phone __ I. ~~e~f~~~------~ Clip and send to· KORCC, 4055 Stockton Hill Road. Ste.16, Kingman, Az. 86401.You will receive your race entry fonn along with an information packet on Kingman. Az., and accommodations. For_more information call 602-757-1105 or 602-757-5264.

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July 23, 1988 IM! Speedway Pearsonville, CA August 13, 1988 Will ow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 10, 1988 Will ow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 24, 1 988 Kings Speedway Hanford, CA November 26-27, 1988 IMI Speedway Pearsonville, CA . PAC OFF ROAD RACING P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 · (206) 242-1773 March 11-12, 1988 Millican Valley 250 Millican Valley, O R April 22-23, 1988 Horn Rapids 250 Richland, WA May 28-29, 1988 Yerington 250 Yerington, NV July 15-16, 1988 400 Kilometer Race Ashcroft, B.C. Canada October 14-15, 1988 Millican Valley 400 Millican Valley; OR November 5, 1988 Awards Banquet (location TBA) POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (717) 265-3076 All events in Monroeton, PA at the intersection of Routes 414 & 220. SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WDCLUB P.O . Box 526 Indio, CA 92202 April 22-24, 1988 34th Annual Fast Camd 4WD Cruise and Pit Barbecue SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 April 1-3, 1988 O regon Trail Portland, OR April 14-16, 1988 Sunriser Forest Rally Chillicothe, OH June 4-6, 1988 Susquehannock Trails Rally Wellsboro, PA August 26-28, 1988 Ojibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN October 21-23, 1988 Marquette 500 Marquette, MI October 28-29, 1988 Press On Regardless Rally Houghton, MI November 12-13, 1988 Wild West Rally Tacoma, WA November (TBA) Barbary Coast Rally San Francisco, CA SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 April 1-3, 1988 Great Mojave 250 Lucerne Valley, CA June 3-5, 1988 Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico August 12-14, 1988 Off Road World Championship Riverside, CA November 10-13, 1988 Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, Mexico BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the C. V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C. V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. joints. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C. V. joints. All axles·and bells for Type U-or Type IV C.V.s are threaded 3/8-24. All axles and bells for Type II can be threaded 3/ 8-24 or stock 8 mm threads. pitch threads. 10 mm -1.5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. FIT YOUR OFF ROAD ER WITH UPGRADED AXLES ANO.. BELLS Only $49.95 per flange on your supplied parts. MARVIN SHAW PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 29300 3RD • LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92330 (714) 674-7365 SHIPPED BY UPS DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 8 December 3, 1988 Off Roadsman Awards Banquet (location TBA) December 9-11, 1988 San Felipe 250 San Felipe, BC, Mexico (non-points race) SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, .J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 May 21-22, 1988 Montreal O lympic Stadium Montreal, PQ, Canada June 11-12, 1988 Moores, New·York July 9-10, 1988 Moores, New York August 6-7, 1988 Moores, New York September 3-4, 1988 Moores, New York • October 1-2, 1988 Moores, New York SILVERBOWL OF MOTOCROSS Roger Wells 225 W . Foster Ave. Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 564-2677 ( A II et1e11ts but the finale held at Las Vegas International Ractway.) SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O . Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 (702) 459-031 7 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O . 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Side Tracks ... By JuJy Smich quietly on the dirt berm by the side of the road, his presence would have been enough to pre-vent any abuses, such as charging across the desert, and the traffic would have moved smoothly, get-ting everyone where they wanted to be about 15 minutes earlier. As it was, he slowed everyone down, and to no real purpose, because after going around him, many popped back over onto the shoulder again to continue on to the entrance of the start area. The officer effectively robbed every racer of about 15 precious minutes. was reluctant to part with the $24.95 asking price. Some of those videos make off road racing look like a dull sport. This video was a pleasant surprise. Calling itself the "Official SCORE Story of the Baja 1000", it starts with a tantalizingly brief, but correct, history of the sport and prog-resses to excellent coverage of the '86 Baja 1000. ones, and, anyway the more the merrier. And for the buggy folks who always feel left out when they watch the ESPN broadcasts, take heart, these film editors liked the buggies as well as the trucks. Per-sonally, I still feel that the Baja Bugs, and especially the 5-1600s, are getting short shrift, but maybe someone will stick around long enough to get to us one day. There is one quick shot of a Class 11 car in this tape. Distributed by Fox Hills Video, the tape runs for 48 minutes, and it's great fun to watch. Last month I talked about our recent trip to Baja and mentioned that we'd had slow (and then, not so slow) leaks in both of our rear tires. W e finally got those tires apart to see what the problem was, and to our astonishment, discovered that there were three nails and a screw in one of them, and an alien wrench in the other. Then I remembered that we'd taken the old road southward out of San Felipe, and it used to be a pathway through a sort of neigh-borhood dump. I once found a small screwdriver in a tire after driving through there; maybe the alien wrench was from the same long extinct tool box. With t,pe tires fixed, and a tube in one of them, we headed to Parker for the beginning of the racing year. On race morning we got a slightly late start, and as we headed out for the start/ finish area, we found ourselves mixed in traffic with the Class 10s and 1600s. The hundreds of cars, both race and pit, .moved along about as slowly as you'd expect, and then as they reached a point on Highway 62 where the paved shoulder widened out, they sud-denly spl4t into two lanes, and the race cars· and folks who planned to turn right into the spectator area moved into that right lane. They were on pavement, not dirt. It moved along nicely, and we were thinking that SCORE had organized things well, when it Dusty Times came to a sudden stop. Both lanes were stopped. Then as we started to inch forward again, we saw that cars, including racers, were turn-ing back into the left lane, causing the slowdown. A lone California Highway Patrolman was parked slaunchwise on the shoulder and directing everyone back to the traffic lane. We complied along with everybody else, but as we neared the officer, he signaled to us to pull over. ( One of the disad-vantages of driving a bright orange Volkswagen is that they can spot it in a crowd.) As he studied John's drivers license and the registration, we asked why we had been pulled over, and the officer told us it was for passing on the right. We asked why he'd selected us, from the hundreds of cars driving on the shoulder, and he told us he was ·pulling out as many as he had time to write tickets for. We also asked why he wasn't allowing the traffic to flow on the shoulder, and he wanted to know if we were in the race. We told him that we weren't, but that we were press, and were trying to get to where we needed to be to do our jobs. He then checked out our license and registration, and when he came back he told us he wasn't going to give us a ticket, and that he was sure we'd see his "point of view." We were grateful not to get a ticket, but we still don't see his point of view. If he'd stood Every year I wonder why the CHP in that area seems deter-mined to harass the racers and pit crews. I understand that the race brings them extra work and long hours, but·surely they get paid, and probably overtime at that. I also understand that they want to curb the irresponsible speeding of some pit crews. I'm all for it. But I don't understand why they couldn't have had SCORE put up a temporary "right-turn-only" sign, and direct the race traffic onto the shoulder. It would have got them off the highway and out of the officer's hair that much sooner, and he'd have looked like a hero instead of a pest. On a much more pleasant sub-ject, I recently purchased a video tape entitled "Beat The Baja". You've probably seen it adver-tised in some of the off road pub-lications, and if, as I did, you've ever bought one of those dull tapes that consist of nothing but car after car going past the same bump, you'll understand why 1 This is a professionally pro-duced tape, and while they sneak a few old clips into the footage of the '86 race, they have to be for-given. because the shots are good Additional HAPPENINGS WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S SX7, Canada (604) 576-6256 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP March 1•7, 1988 Port Wine Rally Estoril, Portugal March 31-A()ril 4, 1988 Safari Rally Nairobi, Kenya May 2-8, 1988 Tour de Corse Ajaccio, Corsica May 28-June 2, 1988 Acropolis Rally Lagonissi, Greece June 23-26, 1988 Olympus Rally Tacoma, WA, USA 2 GIANT SUPERSTORES TOSERVEYOU OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECE /VE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS July 9-12, 1988 New Zealand Rally Auckland, New Zealand A ugust 4-7, 1988 Argentine Rally Buenos Aires, Argentina A ugust 24-28, 1988 1000 Lakes Rally Jyvaskyla, Finland September 19-24, 1988 Ivory Coast Rally Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast October 10-16, 1988 San Remo Rally San Remo, Italy November 22-25, 1988 RAC Rally England ATTENTION RACE & RALLY O RGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your rg88 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail yourraceorrallyschedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry A ve., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 9 1301. ~ PERMA-CDDL ~ VENOWTH ~ ~ ~ SWAY·A·WAY March 1988 Page 9

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THE 15th ANNUAL SCORE PARKER 400 Bob Gordon Tops th~ Giant Entry in a Repeat Overall Victory By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree came back from course problems to not only win Class 2 but to also take the overall victory. Bob Gordon and his son Rob won the race overall last year in a similar Chenowth, this year powered by a Porsche engine. If it's February it must be Parker! Despite the fact that the traditional February 1 date for the Score Parker 400 was a Monday and race day was the 30th ofJ anu-a r y, the first round of the SCORE/HORA desert series was a massive affair from the huge entry in the drawing to the over-flow crowd at the awards presen-tation on Sunday. Not only did the race teams turn out in record setting numbers, so did everyone else! The weather was perfect this year, sunshine and 70 plus degree weather each day. The Friday contingency row took more than two blocks of city streets in Parker, AZ to accom-modate the record 72 donors who set up shop on both sides of the street, and a tidy sum of $250,000 was posted in con-tingency prizes for the race. Among the spectators, always a huge count at Parker, were race fans from all over the co1,mtry, many escaping the cold weather while watching the desert racing antics. This year Score International changed many procedures to al-leviate the crunch of a large entry at Parker in both registration and in tech inspection. Early in Janu-ary there was the usual B.L.M. restriction of a maximum of 425 starting entries. When Score decided to have the bikes race all three of their laps only on the Arizona course, the B.L.M. was petitioned to allow more cars to start their one loop in California. Meanwhile, the limit of 425 starters filled long before race week, Score decided that only fully paid entries by January 25 would. have an assured starting place, and others, even those with a deposit in the drawing, would start on a first pay, first race basis on the quota. Then, just days before the race, the B.L.M. lifted the California start quota, so this year all the entries on standby started the race. The pay in advance system also alleviated the giant crush at registration, as the fully paid teams were served promptly in their own express lines. Many took advantage of the Thursday afternoon registration, and all day Friday there was a steady stream of race vehicles through contingency row. Anoth-er change that speeded things up for the racers, was the change in tech inspection locale. Only the 16 car classes had their tech and impound in the downtown park. The motorcycle classes had their own tech and impound at race headquarters, much closer to the Arizona start/ finish. Race head-quarters this year was at Saguaro Chevrolet, a place with ample parking and complete with super hospitality from owner and racer Don McCormack. It had been three months since a desert series race, but still Score officials were surprised by the huge entry: Of the 381 cars entered, 367 took the green flag in Califot'ttia, and of the 88 in the bike classes, 85 started in Arizona at 6 a.m. The riders liked having their own race course for at least two of the three laps, and the split in courses not only made for a safer race, it also took out a whole lot of traffic on the 25 mile transit from the California finish to the Arizona restart, and it also allowed the cars to start earlier, this year at 9:00 a.m. First away in beautiful warm sunshine near Vidal Junction, CA, was Class 2, 37 strong with all the top teams on hand, many now sporting Porsche engines. The top of Thunder Alley is con-sidered midway on this leg,. and the first car there was the brand new Raceco of Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson, who won Class 1 at Parker last year, and moved to Class 2 for 1988. The team ran first on the road all the way to the California finish, with a 1:58.52 elapsed time. However Bob Gordon, the defending over-all champion here, started a few minutes behind Sourapas, and Bob led the herd on the leg with a swift 1:56.44, as he started the two hour down time en route to Arizona in his Chenowth . Defending Class 2 points champ Corky McMillin was fourth here at 2:00.10 a mere four seconds behind Mike Lund in the battle of · the Chenowth teams, _and Tom and Steve Martin were fifth at 2:01.36. Tencarsdroppedouton the loop. Bob Gordon handed over to Tim Crabtree for the Arizona legs, and Tim promptly turned the fast lap in Arizona, a 1:38.16, on the first round to solidify the lead to about nine minutes over Tom and Steve Martin. Steve Sourapas was missing on the first 90 mile leg in Arizona, and the father and son team of Corky and Scott McMil-lin were third about a minute ahead of father and son Jim and Mark Temple. Mike Lund was just 30 more seconds back in his new Chenowth, and several oth-ers were close. It would be a real sprint race on the last lap. Illustrating that the race is never over until the court adjourns, the Class 2 finish was both exciting and suspenseful. Tom and Steve Martin drove the first car across the finish line, but they stayed by the Raceco. They had an early number, 205, and began the count down on Jim Temple's Raceco, #227. The talk was that Jim Temple had failed to stop at a road crossing in Cali-fornia and was running under protest; he could be subject to a penalty or disqualification. Meanwhile, Ed and Tim Herbst, #201, arrived in their Chenowth, and Crabtree was next in the Gordon Chenowth. Tim wasn't talking much as he had been lost on course and took about 15 minutes to find the right trail. A minute later Mark Temple crossed the line and was the apparent overall winner on time, two minutes ahead of the Martins. Soon Corky McMillin drove in, followed by a bunch of Class 2 cars, and by now it was too dark to see much of the action. fvleeting early Sunday morning, the Competition Review Board penalized Temple 15 minutes for the highway crossing incident in California, dropping him to tbird Brothers Ed and Tim Herbst, from Las Vegas, got their best finish ever in the series events with a sparkling second in Claas 2 and fourth overall in the Chenowth. The fastest car in the race on E.T., the Raceco of Jim and Mark Temple dropped to third in Class 2 after a penalty for a course infraction. For some hours Tom and Steve Martin were the Class 2 winners, but they ended up fourth in Class 2, also taking a course infraction time penalty. Mike Lund and Buzz Combe got Mike's brand new Chenowth across the desert quick enough to place fifth in Class 2 and a fine seventh overall. Page 10 Jim Stiles and Jim Greenway had a great day in the 1650cc Rabbit powered Raceco. and the team drove to a dandy second in Class 1 and third overall. · March 1988 Former points champion Ron Brant moved steadily up the charts and he finished third in Class : , driving the distance solo in his Raceco. Dusty Times

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Tom Koch storms off the Arizona restart in his tidy Raceco, and he drove alone, fixed things along the way, and finished with the Class 1 victory and a quick second overall. Surprising most of the regulars in Class 8, Steve McEachern and Jeff Teeman took their brand new Chevrolet to the class victory, winning by a convincing 15 minutes. in cless. Unknown the night before, Tom and Steve Martin also got a 15 minute penalty for not stopping at an Arizona check, point, putting them· down from second on E.T. to fourth_in class. Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree were declared the overall winners, and Bob and his son Rob had won overall in 1987, beating all the bikes as well last.year. Ed and Tim Herbst moved up to second in class and fourth overall. Mike Lund stayed in fifth in Class 2, followed by Corky and Scott McMillin,JimmieCrowder; from Florida, Trevon Murachanian, David Kreisle"r/Curley Nobles, Doug Aldridge and Ray Tir, heimer. Doing well on the first and third legs, but down in the wash near Midway on the middle loop, Bob Richey placed 11th. In all, fifteen of the 37 starters fin, ished the race. Next away were the 25 Class 1 cars, with ,a, bunch of potential winners in the i:lack. First through the top of Thunder Alley was the Porsche powered Selsted of Bob Shepard, but he came to grieflater and took over three hours to fin, ish the leg. After 110 miles the Class 1 leader, and second overall, was I van Stewart in his Toyota truck with time of 1:58.38. Less than four minutes behind was Tom Koch, Raceco, at 2:02 flat, trailed by Jim Greenway, at 2:04.35, in Jim Stiles' Raceco powered by Greenway's Class 10 Rabbit engine. John Kelly, from Tucson, was next at 2:05.52, trailed by Bud Feldkamp, 2:07.14, and Chet Huffman with a 2:07.53, and Ron Brant was a couple more minutes down. Attrition was heavy in Class 1, with eleven cars, includ, ing that of points champion Mark McMillin, failing to finish the first leg. Competition got tighter on the first Arizona leg. Early on, Ivan Stewart was in command, but broke an A arm and more in the front suspension about 80 miles into the leg and lost over an hour in repairs. Now in the lead was Tom Koch, and he ended the leg with a minute in hand over Jim Stiles. Three minutes back Chet Huffman and John Kelly were tied on time. Brant was now fifth and Feldkamp had vanished. Tom Koch, who won Parker in 1986 also, never faltered, despite a stop to fix the distributor cap. Spraying dirt on the spectators, the Toyota powered ORE of Chet and Lloyd Huffman finished fourth in Class 1, just a minute out of third place. • Driving an unusually sedate pace, on seven cylinders, Walker Evans still finished second in Class 8 in the V-8 powered Dodge Dakota. Dusty Times Although Jim Stiles was the first to arrive at the finish line, he had started three minutes ahead of Koch, who came along in the next minute to win Class 1 by 1 ½ min, utes and take second overall. Stiles and Greenway were second in Class 1 and third overall, and they were tickeled with the job they did with a 1650cc power, plant against the 2600 and larger Class 1 engines. Ron Brant went solo in his Raceco to third in class, followed in by Chet and Loyd Huffman, who lost time in the Toyota powered O.R.E. on the last leg as did John Kelly who ended up fifth. Ivan Stewart car, ried on to finish ninth, ahead of Bob Shepard, but behind Ray Bates, Kirk Kontilis, and James Barbeau/John Ellenburg. A dozen Class 1 cars saw the checkered flag. The heavy metal of Class 8 started out with 20 trucks, but five parked early including defending points champion Dave Shoppe, and Score's headquarters host Don McCormack. Others used a lot of the 12 hour time allowance to get around the Cali-fornia route. Out front heading for Arizona was Frank Vessels, his Chevrolet doing a swift 2:03.45. In second with a 2:06.4 7 was Rob Gordon in Jim Venable's tidy '66 Ford. But, Rob lost the rear brakes early, and he used the downshift method to slow the truck at the stops. It proved too much for the engine, which expired just off the start of the second leg. Steve McEachern and Jeff Teeman brought a brand new Chevy from Phoenix, and they were third after 110 miles with a 2:09.42 time. Last year's Parker winner Steve Kelley was next in a Chevy with 2:16.33, trailed by W alker Evans at 2:20.41, and his Dodge Dakota had been on seven cylinders most of the distance. Vessels continued to lead at two,thirds distance, now holding a six minute margin on McEach, em, and Kelley was another eight minutes back in this Chevy show. Evans, sounding bad, held fourth about 14 more minutes back, and the rest of the field was well down on time. Frank Vessels no sooner went out of sight starting the last lap, then he came back to the pits with something broken in the rear sus, pension, that took 20 minutes to fix. Slowing a bit on the last leg with flats and a broken tie rod, Steve McEachern and Jeff Tee-man arrived at the finish line the Class 8 victors in their fresh, out of the box Chevy. It was the first March 19D victory for McEachern in the desert series, although he has had success racing with the ADRA in Arizona. Still popping along on seven cylinders, Walker Evans kept a steady, engine saving pace and put the Dodge home second, surpris, ing himself with the high finish. Evans was less than a minute fast, This is the system run by most off road race winners er on E.T. than Frank Vessels who broke the same parts again on the last leg. Over an hour later, David W esthem/ Randy Salmont claimed fourth in a GMC, fol, lowed in 18 minutes by the GMC of Michael Voyles and John Zer, nichou. 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Frank Vessels and Jon Nelson led two thirds of the way in Class 8, but suspension trouble dropped the Chevrolet to third at the finish line. David Westhem and Randy Salmon/ flew the big GMC truck across the desert, and the Baja 1000 winning team finished fourth in Class 8 at Parker. Dick and Gary Weyhrich were close all day in their Raceco, and the father and son team wound up a strong second in the tight Class 10 contest. 'A 't Mark Barnes flashes past the red rocks in his Raceco, and Mark had no trouble in his solo drive and won Class 10 by over three minutes, beating 36 other teams. Fresh from their overall victory at Plaster City, Gary Cogbill and John Marking are on a roll, winning the 76 car Class 1-2-1600 at Parker by over nine minutes in their Jimco. Bob Austin and Bob Stinson nailed down 4th in Class 10 in the SteveCenturioniandRobertJenkinsdrovetheirnewOREtoavery Dirtrix. and the Arizona team were only 10 minutes out of 1st place. close 5th in Class 10, finishing just 49 seconds behind 4th place. ·-.. When you want action, call us! Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racing photography since 1970 Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography Page 1i New Address: 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 March 1988 Class 10 put 37 on the starting time, suddenly moved into the line, but the now getting rougher center of the course, backwards to California route took out 13 of the race direction. Bill hit the them early in the game. The times Ford instead of the spectators in in this class were very close. the congested area. The impact When the dust cleared at the Cali- bent a wheel, tore off the right fornia finish Mike and Wayne rear shocks and broke the trailing Withers were the class leaders at arm. Bill went back to the P.P.I. 2:09.19 in their Raceco. Bob Aus- · pits where it took 45 minutes to tin/ Bob Stinson, Dirtrix, were fix the Raceco. The Church team, veryclose,justfivesecondsback, father and son, eventually and just over a minute ahead o( finished ninth in Class 10. Mark Barnes, Raceco. Dick and Meanwhile, heading into the Gary Weyhrich were in with last lap Mark Barnes, going solo, 2:13.07, followed in 25 seconds had a 1½ minute lead over Dick by Ron Carter / Randy Rhinehart, and Gary W eyhrich. Bob Austin who had Jim Henry/ Jeff Geiser was running third, two minutes 22 more seconds behind. Back back, withJimHenrytwominutes another40secondswasRexKeel-behind him. Another minute ing, followed in 1 7 seconds by back and all running in the same Steve Centurioni, who bought the minute were Centurioni, Hibbs, Baja 1000 winning ORE from Keeling and Carter in a wild dash Russ Welch. In another 38 through the Arizona desert. seconds it was Greg Hibbs, and so ; The bunch spread out some on it went well down the line in Class the last lap. Mark Barnes used an 10. extra ten minutes on the last The Whithers car dropped round, but drove to the Class 10 time in Arizona, and Bill and Mike victory with a total time of Church, who had carb trouble on 6:08.12. The father and son the first leg, got the fast Arizona Weyhrich team slowed about the lap at 1 :50.06 in their Raceco. same amount, and Dick and Gary Then a bizarre accident happened were a clean second in 6: 11 .42. as Bill Church left his pit to start Rex Keeling drove solo to a fine thelastlap.Ashecamearounda third place in 6:14.17. Bob blind 90° turn on the race course, Austin and Bob Stinson got the not yet up to speed in the pit area, Oirtrix home"in 6: 18.54, tallowed a Bronco, on its two hour down in less J~ Dusty Times

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General Grabber radials help Larry Ragland soar past competition at SCORE Parker 400. Airborne much of the time, Larry Ragland and the Vector Promotions team won Class 7 in their Chevy S-10, nearly an hour ahead of the second place finisher. And Mike Schwellinger along with copilot Les Erickson took Class 3 in a Jeep CJ-Z Elsewhere in the sky over the Arizona desert, strong second-place finishes were gained by Jack Johnson in Class 4 and Willie Valdez in Class 7S. Whether you drive off-road or even off the ground, you need General Grabbers. The all-purpose Crabber AP.® The Grabber AT® for tougher _ all-terrain applications. Or the Grabber MT® for top mud and sand performance and great splash landings. Pick up your set today or call 1-800-255-2550 for the General Motorsports Specialist nearest you. Then get on your Generals. AND FLY. The HORA-SCORE series of off-road races is held on marked courses using public roads ancJ, other ecologically approved accesses through open country, carefully monitored to assure that racers do not harm plant or wildlife. GENERAL TIRE , ®

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81 othu1 ~ Ha: tmJt and Wolfram Klawitter have their new Class 5 dialed in this year, and despite a few pmblems they won the class handily, by a half hour in time. Larry Ragland set a smooth pace in California, picked it up in Arizona and he and Dave Beck ended up winning Class 7 by over an hour in the yellow Chevrolet S-10. Gr than a minute by Steve Centurioni and Robert Jenkins, in fifth. Greg Hibbs had trouble on the last lap and fell to sixth, finishing just 36 seconds ahead of Scott and Larry Dinovitz. Mike and Wayne Withers nabbed eighth, and Bill and Mike Church were just over a minute ahead of tenth placing Bill Poe and Mark May. In all 1 7 Class 10 cars finished the race, includ-ing defend ing points champs Craig W atkins/ Greg Aronson, 13th in the Raceco sporting a new 16 valve Toyota in the tai I. Class i -2-1600 is always a big-gie at popular races, and this year at Parker there were 78 entries in the class and 76 took the green flag. It tied the class entry record in desert racing of 76 starters in Class 9 at the 197 5 Mint 400, where the winner of the big purse was none other than John John-son and Tom Hoke. At Parker the never ending stream of 1600 cars had whole packs running in the same minute for miles and miles. Incredibly, all but 12 finished the California course. With such a massive group, we won't vouch for our ballpark fig-ures on interim leaders, since we are now working on the third set of results issued in a week. By our count Dan Araujo/ Dave Ramirez had fast time on the first leg of 2:21.26, but by no means a good lead.Joe Flinn/ Mark Voyles were in at 2:21.43 and Steve Barlow did a 2:21 .45. Close behind came Frank Mercier/Tom Lucas, 2:22.21, Bob Scott, 2:22.34, and Ken Snyder/John King, 2:22.36. A good dozen more were along in the next two minutes on E.T. Eight more went missing on the first Arizona loop, and the appar-ent leader heading into the last lap was Steve Barlow, with a total time of 4:20.30. Second was the Jimco of Gary Cogbill/John Marking at 4:22. 13, followed by Frank Mercier, 4:23.30. Tied at 4:24 flat were Bob Scott and Jim Dizney, a former champ who has been missing from the ranks for a couple of years. Willy Higman and Arauj o/ Ramirez both had 4:25 scores followed by both Dominic Borra and Pete Mc-Cowen 30 seconds later. Again, a . dozen more were in the next few minutes. . On the final lap Cogbill/Mark-ing turned a 2:06.47 while Barlow did a 2:09.34 and that was the ball game. Starting in the middle of the pack in the huge class, the winners were far from the sure of position until the scores were posted. The _winner is Gary Cogbill and John Marking with a victorious total time of 6:29 flat. Stev Barlow's time of 6:30.04 was good for second place until the tech inspec-tors found a suspicious modifica-tion in his carburetor, and the defending 1600 points champion was disqualified. At the finish line Dominic Borra and John Basso were hoping for a top five finish, and they were surprised to find they were second in class at 6:38.25 in the ORE. Probably just as surprised, Jim Dizney and Mike McCrory were third, merely six seconds behind. Frank Mercier, Jr. and Tom Lucas were fourth at 6:40.57, just ONE second faster than Morley and Mike Williams in their own Meco designed car. The next five were only four min-utes apart on total time. In sixth at 6:42.18 came Joe Flinn/Mark Voyles, followed by Willy Hig-man, Bob Scott, Pete McCowen/ Dennis Fry, and John Slagor/ Phil Bowers. The next group of five were also spread in just four min-utes. Class 1-2-1600 had 48 offi-cial finishers. A good entry of 1 7 started in Class 5, but the unusually rough course took out six in California. The fancy racer of Hartmut and W olfram Klawitter turned a quick 2:20.07 to lead the Bugs at the California finish. Keeping them honest, George Seeley, Jr. and Howard Anderson posted a 2:24.14, and Gene Norman/John Murray were third at 2:29.50. Bob Utgard/Jeff Hibbard were next at 2:30.12, followed by the new Porsche bodied car of Rich Minga at 2:31 .09 and Darryl Gib-son was another 42 seconds back . In Arizona Klawitter whipped out a very fast 2:03.23 to extend the lead to eleven minutes over the transit so he parked it at his Utgard/Hibbard, who were just home in Parker. Roger Mears·got 30 seconds up on total E.T. on just eight miles into the Arizona Seeley/ Anderson. The Gibson route when the oil pump broke, Bug was a couple more minutes and the Nissan was on the trailer. back, while Minga parked with a Both Mike Meeks and Russ Jones flywheel stud problem. were missing on the middle leg. Most of the Class 5s_ had woes Larry Ragland, who had power on the last lap. Despite ~ stop to steering and clutch troubles early fix misfiring spark plugs, Hartmut, on, got it all fixed before the re-and Wolfram Klawitter did start and zipped off a 1:58.41 to another fast lap to score a con- take a 15 minute lead over Dwight vincing victory in Class 5, win- Lundell/ Lee Alderman. ning by half an hour over Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard. Also losing time to repairs on the last lap, George Seeley and Howard Anderson held onto third place, less than six minutes back and only five minutes ahead of Greg Diehl/Mike Longley. Darryl Gib-son and Tim Fag moved to fifth at the flag, a minute behind Diehl, followed in by Gene Norman/ John Murray about six minutes later. Eleven finished the course, a great finish ratio. Of the six starters in Clasi, 7, all finished the California loop, but only two went much farther. Out front in California was Roger Mears in die Nissan, posting a swift 2:18.57, well ahead ofrival Manny Esquerra, Ford, at 2:39.46. Dwight Lundell had his brand new Chevy S-10 close at 2:43.29, and Larry Ragland, ,Chevy, was only 50 seconds behind him. Esquerra had serious engine trouble, and the Ford lost a rod on The Lundell Chevy lost an hour with broken springs on the last leg, and Ragland slowed, realizing there was no real competition. So, Larry Ragland, with Dave Beck riding along in the Chevy, won Class 7 by over an hour. Dwight Lundell and Lee Alderman pressed on to finish, making Class 7 a one-two affair for Chevy fans. There were 28 Class 5-1600s out for the battle and only five succumbed in California. Leading the pack after 110 miles were Tom and Bobby Neth with a 2:39.25 time. Just five seconds slower, David Anckner was second, and in sight' was defend--i ng points champion Andy De Vercelly with 2:41.51. Ernesto Arambula/ Edward Everett had a 2:4 7 .43, and just two seconds later in a tie for fifth were Kreston Pons/Tim Everts and Darryl and W ayne Cook, followed in 21 seconds by Robert Whitted/ Carl Haynes. This was one of the tight-Dominic Borra and John Basso got close in the huge Class 1-2-1600 field, and they wound up a strong 2nd in the single seat 0 . R. E. Jim Dizney & Mike McCrory got very close in the Chenowth, taking 3rd in Class 1-2-1600, missing 2nd place by merely 6 seconds. Frank Mercier, Jr. and Thomas Lucas sail past spectators in their tidy Chenowth en route to a well earned 4th place in Class 1-2-1600. i Morley and Mike Williams drove their new Meco into fifth in the close 1-2-1600 contest, missing 4th place by a skinny one second. Page 14 There is no doubt about the sponsors of this Bug, and Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard drove it hard to finish a fine second in Class 5. March 1988 Coming Next Month ... 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Hobert Whitted and Carl Haynes were one of the trio of repeat winners from 1987, taking the Class 5-1600 lead after the first leg in Arizona and they held it to the checkered flag. · Nick Gross and Joe Valentine took the lead in the 50 car Challenger Class on the last lap in Arizona, and finished with the T-Mag a little rumpled but the class winner. est dices of the day. · lap time, the DeVercellys were 2 ½ The Whitted/Haynes team got minutes back -in second, four fast lap on the first Arizona minutes. ahead of Whitted, who round. a quick 2: 13.54. But, out had nine minutes on Pons who front on total time was the Neth was 30 seconds ahead of the Bugat4:55.30.Withanidentical Cooks. Both Arambula and Anckner had problems. from Brawley also won the class third, about six minutes later. The The entire 5-1600 pack slowed last year at the Parker 400. Tom De Vercellys, father and ~on, had in the dark, final lap. Turning the and Bobby Neth kept the pace to more woes, mai nly a sick engine, best last lap of 2:24.57 brought finish about five minutes back in and finished fourth, two more Robert Whitted and Carl Haynes second. A quick final lap brought minutes down but three minutes the 5 -1600 victory. The team Kreston Pons/Tim Everts into ahead of brothns Darryl i;r .,;,, , , .~ George Seeley, Jr. and Howard Anderson survived late trouble to take a great third in Class 5. Check the spare tire/rear bumper installation! • ~--->..~~~tl!EW/i Dwight Lundell and Lee Alderman made a keen debut in Class 7, driving the new Chevy S-10 to second place. It was a good day for Arizona drivers. ,.. ~ !/ . ~ -~:S~\ Tom and Bobby Neth led the 28 car pack in Class 5-1600 in California and to the final lap, but they dropped a few minutes in the dark and were second. · THE •. FASTEST. LISHTS:OFF-ROAD . . . . Off-road, you've got to see tast _in otcler to go fast, and IPF ~OTOR.SPORTS · perto·rmance lights give you the win-ning edge . . . . see the difference ~ . . IPF MOTQRSPORTS performance lamps feature a high-tech photometric design with special hardened glass-lens· and precision reflector optics .. And, all I PF MOTORSPORTS Hghts are powered with high quality quartz halogen bulbs. Only-lPF MOTORSPORTS has these engine.ered feat"'res plus r.ugged construction and mounting hardware· that stand up to the toughest off"'.roading. Find. Q~tW:hY more SCORf; -~nd HORA Dusty Times March 1988 ·1PF 9093. IPF 9061 Page 15

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It.''~, •,,~&°'-~.t.~ , ✓c';i ~ Soaring well over a lumpy desert, Kreston Pons and Tim Everts stayed close all day and wound up with a good 3rd in Class 5-1600. Don Rountree and Gary Schnekenburger led the Challenger class two"thirds of the distance, but the Sandwinder dropped to third on the last leg. Jack Johnson had most of his trouble in California, and he came back strong to bring the Nissan home in second place in Class 4. Defending points champions, the Andy DeVercellys, father and son. nursed a sick engine most of the way to fourth place in Class 5-1600. James Clements and Michael Brown came from Barstow to race their Challenger, and the team flew to a good fourth in the enormous class. Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe had a good run in their Class 4 Dodge, staying with the leaders, and they were third, only nine minutes behind. ......... The Challenger cars are running as tight as the 1600s, and Mike Ward and Tim Dadigan got second in the T-Mag in the big class, by less than two minutes. Tom Watson and Jeff Bennet forge ahead in the Arizona canyons en route to a good fifth place in the Chenowth in the close running Challenger class. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen have their Toyota sorted out this year, and they drove it to a terrific second place in Class 7S. -------------------------------------------------------------------West Coast Distributor fOA HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 OUR -PRICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available McKenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 818/ 764-6438 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Pag~ 16 ~ and, Wayne Cook. lengercarsstarted the Parker 400, Ernesto Arambula/Edward and the rugged run in California Everett finished sixth on time, took out 13 of them. After 110 just three minutes ahead of David miles the leaders were in a tight Anckner. But the Arambula Bug time frame. Out front was the was disqualified for driving off Sandwinder of Don Rountree and course near Thunder Alley, and Gary Schnekenberger, with about Anckner got a 15 minute penalty a three minute lead. Tom Ray had for failing to stop at a California his Chenowth next on time, with highway crossing, which dropped • Mike Ward/Tim Dadigan just him to eighth. This action moved TWO seconds back, followed in Mike Jones and Russ Simmons, · 41 seconds by Nick Gross/ Joe from Portland, Oregon, whose Valentine, and Larry Martin was E.T. was less than a minute slower another six seconds down. A than Anckners', into sixth. A whole flock were by in the next healthy 16 were official finishers few minutes. · in Class 5-1600. TheRountreeSandwinder held An enormous herd of SO Chai- the lead on the first Arizona leg, and gained more time. But, six minutes back were three entries, Mike Ward, Tom Ray and Nick Gross. Another ten minutes down on total time came James Clements/Michael Brown and Tom Watson/ Jeff Bennett. Larry Martin lost well over two hours, but he carried on to finish 24th, last in class and overall at 11:59.57, with just three seconds left on the time allowance. There ought to be an award for that! Positions shifted on the last lap. The leader had problems and Don Rountree and Gary Schneken-berger dropped to third. Doing a quick lap, Nick Gross took over . ,. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker had plenty of troubles in the Dodge, including being followed by a chopper, but they overcame it all to once again win Class 4, this time by 44 minutes. March 1988 Dusty Times

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the lead, rolling his T-Mag in front of the spectators just before the finish. line, and still won the race with a total time of 7:40.13. Mike Ward took second in his T-Mag at 7:42.06, and the third placeSandwinder scored 7:45.2 J, and that is tight racing. Solid in fourth James Clements had a time of7:58.57. Tom Ray came in about five minutes later, fifth on time, but he got a 15 minute penalty for pass-ing another car at a California highway crossing. He dropped to eighth in class. Finishing two SCORE PARKER 400 January 30, 1988 - Results POS. CAR # DRIVER(Sf VEHICLE TIME D/A POS. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -25 START -12 FINISH 107 Tom Koch (solo) Race co 5:40. 36 101 Jim Stiles/ Jim Greenway Raceco 5:42.09 111 Ron Brant (solo) Raceco 5:53.08 115 Chet &_Lloyd Huffman O.R.E. 5:54.09 109 John Kelly Race co 5: 54. 3 7 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITEO TWO SEAT-37 START-15 FINISH 2 3 8 9 11 more minutes in arrears, Tom Watson/Jefi Bennett were now fifth, followed in short order by Dennis and Joel Stankavich and David Ramocinski/Norm Lester. Ed Deering/Jon Kennedy and Pancho Bio/ Eric Hoo ley rounded out the top ten. Class 4 fielded a mixed bag of nine starters, three of them fac-tory trucks. Curiously, three of the four Jeep Honchos went out in California, and more curious, all · three teams were from Phoenix. John Dyck got only to the first· highway crossing near Rice when the new set up on shocks failed in a big way, and they blew out. Not having a full ration of spare shocks put Dyck out early. A broken pitman arm put John Inch, Jeep and Don Yoston, Jeep were well back. McDonald had about five hours worth of trouble on the middle leg, and did not finish the last loop. Y oston was not seen again, and Inch went out on the last lap. After one round in Ari-zona Rod Hall had his Dodge in the lead by over half an hour, hav-ing all repairs made on the down time. Jack Johnson had the sus-pension problems cured, turned the fastest class lap in Arizona at 2 :03 .5 l , and was up to third, only a couple of minutes behind Renoe/Donohoe. closely followed by Ted Johnson/ Walt Adney, Ford and Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen, Toyota were sixth in 2:57.41. 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 211 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree · Chenowth . 5:37.46 201 Ed & Tim Herbst Chenowth 5:42.16 227 Jim & Mark Temple Raceco 5:46 39 • 205 Tom & Steve Mllrtin Raceco 5:48.33 • 222 Mike Lund/Buzz Combe Chenowth 5:51.08 1 Randall down, and Jim Bell had 4 some disaster too. Leading the ~ pack at the California finish was 7 Jerry McDonald,- driving Chevy's Hall' lost an alternator and had more front end trouble, but he did start the new season with the Class 4 victory in the Dodge. Jack Johnson finished about 44 min-utes later in second place, and Buddy Renoe/ Bill Donohoe were just nine more minutes back in· third. Defending points champs Scott Douglas and Chuck Johnson lost shocks, then oil pressure and early in Arizona the engine blew up. Paul Simon broke the front end in California and lost time gettiog welded together. Larry Noel turned the class hot lap of 2:14 in Arizona to lead by 19 minutes over Lu port heading into the last90 mile leg. Vinje/ Hansen were 20 minutes back in fourth, three minutes behind Eric Lane/ Paul Morgan as Valdez lost a lot of time and dropped to fifth. A cou-ple more minutes back came Ted Johnson, then Vester, who broke a spindle on the last lap. Larry Noel sailed through the rough final miles to not only win Class 7S in the Ford, but his time of7:3 l .41 was eight minutes fast-er than that of the Class 7 winner. Steve Luport and Dave Gally were second on time, about 20 minutes back. But, Noel was disqualified in post race tech for springs that were too long, so Steve Luport became the happy 7S winner. Officially second, the Toyota of Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen was about 2 <; minutes further · down on time, but just three min-utes ahead of Willie Valdez who had eight minutes on Eric Lane. Originallv ~ CLASS 1-2-16DD -16DDCC RESTRICTED ENGINE -76 START -48 FINISH 1. 1~6 Gary Cogbill/John Marking Jimco 6:29.00 27 2. 1641 Dominic Borra/John Basso O.R.E. 6:38.25 31 3. 1670 Jim Dizney/Mike McCrory Chenowth 6:38.31 32 4. 1677 Frank Mercier. Jr./Thomas Lucas Chenowth 6:40.57 34 5. 1607 Morley & Mike. Williams Meco 6:40.58 35 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 300 349 347 303 301 400 403 402 406 CLASS 3 -SHORT WB 4X4 - 7 START - 4 FINISH . Mike Schwellinger /Les Erickson Jeep CJ 7 8:36.49 Matt & Gale Pike Dodge 8: 59. 48 Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep 9:36.38 Rick Sieman/Steve Kramer Ford Bronco 10:52.29 David Bryan/Debbie Keefe Jeep CJ 6 3:25.26 CLASS 4 -LONG WB 4X4 - 9 START - 3 FINISH Rodney Hall/Jim Fricker Dodge 7:D5.35 Jack Johnson/Brent Foes Nissan 7:49. 28 Buddy Renoe/Bill Donahoe Dodge 7:58.52 Rod Inch/Russ Pignon Jeep J-10 8:21.30 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED ·BAJA BUG -17 START -10 FINISH 1. 508 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 6:31. 09 2. 547 Bob Utgard/Jetf Hibbard Baja Bug 7:01.38 3.-546 George Seeley. Jr.I Howard Anderson Baja Bug 7:07. 09 4. 502 Greg Diehl /Mike Longley Baja Bug 7: 12. 26 5. 510 Darryl Gibson /Tim Fag Baja Bug 7: 13. 05 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. CLASS 5-1600 -1600CC BAJA BUG -28 START -16 FINISH 559 Robert V'tlhitted /Carl Haynes Baja Bug 7:26. 5 7 560 Tom & Bobby Neth Baja Bug 7:31.46 5 72 Kreston Pons/Tim Everts Baja Bug 7:38.13 550 Andy L. & Andy R. DeVercelly Baja Big 7:40. 15 5 73 Darryl & Wayne Cook Baja Bug 7:43. 33 CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - 5 START - 2 FINISH 617 Arne Gunnarsson/John Johnston Ill Saab 96 9:55JO 618 Wes & Greg Moser Ford Ranchero 11:22.49 600 Larry Schwacofer /Sid Spradling · 5 7 Chevy 9:46. 30 CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 6 START - 2 FINISH 1. 704 Larry Ragland/Dave Beck Chevy S-1 O 7:39.33 2. 705 Dwight Lundell/Lee Alderman Chevy S· 10 8:44.29 3. 701 Roger Mears Nissan 2: 18. 5 7 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP -27 START - 9 FINISH 721 Steve Luport/Dave Gully Ford Ranger 7:52.28 746 Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hanson · Toyota 8:17.32 726 Willie Valdez/Gerardo Norello Ford Ranger 8:20.49 745 Eric Lane/Paul Morgan Ford Ranger 8:28.33 739 Larry Carlton/Gil Devine Ford Ranger 9:21.25 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI-MIDI 4X4- ·14 START - 10 FINISH 765 Dave Simon/John Johnson Ford Ranger 7:24.36 750 Mike Lesle /Mike Bakholdin Jeep Comanche 7:59.18 7_67 John Swift/Brady Gates Ford Ranger 8:21.05 756 Gregg Symonds/Bob Mount Toyota 8:25.09 755 Sherman Balch/John Deetz Nissan 9:15.18 CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -20 START -10 FINISH 814 Steve McEachern / Jett Teem an Chevrolet 6: 11. 54 811 Walker Evans Dodge 6:26.43 808 Frank Vessels/Jon Nelson Chevrolet 6:27.32 807 David Westhem/Randy Salmon! G.M.C. 7:35.34 859 Mike Voyles/Jon Zernichou G.M.C. 7:43.43 127 138 152 172 (1 lap) 60 95 102 (2 laps) 30 55 62 64 65 77 82 85 89 91 156 179 (2 laps) 87 134 (1 lap) 98 117 119 123 147 74 104 120 122 144 18 25 26 84 92 CLASS CHALLENGER -RESTRICTED BUGGY -50 START -25 FINISH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 918 Nick Gross/Joe Valentine T-Mag 7:40.13 993 Mike Ward /Tim Dadigan T-Mag 7:42. 06 987 Don Rountree/Gary Schnekenburger Sandwinder 7:45.2_1 936 James Clements/Michael Brown 7:58.57 803 Tom Watson/Jeff Bennett Chenowth 8:05.20 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650CC -37 START -17 FINISH 1. 1021 Mark Barnes (solo) Raceco 6:08.12 Dick & Gary Weyhrich Raceco 6:11.42 Rex Keeling (solo) 6:14.17 2. 1016 3. 1009 4. 1034 Bob Austin /Bob Stinson Dirtrix 6: 18. 54 5. 10D1 Steve Centurioni/Aobert Jenkins O.R.E. 6:19.43 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 5 START - 0 FINISH 88 90 93 103 107 16 17 20 22 23 1. 1102 Russell Johnson/Jon·Schnablegger VW Beetle 8:08.00 (2 laps) 2. 1101 Jack & Tim Zandbergen VW Beetle 9:10.30 (2 laps) 1. 1400 2. 1497 3. 1498 CLASS 14-UNLIMITED 4X4 - 4 START - 3 FINISH Giti Gowland/Bill Ballaster Toyota 9:10.39 Boone England/Jim Hummel Chevrolet 10:35.13 Charles Woodard/Warren Fishback Ford 11 :06.15 Starters -Cars -367 -Motorcycles, ATVs, Odysseys.· 85 -Total 452 Finishers; Cars -186 -Motorcycles, ATVs, Odysseys - 57. Total 243 Race Distance -302 Miles -Time Allowance - 1 2 Hours Fast Time Overall -Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree -Class 2 Chenowth - 5:37.46 "Total time includes 15 minute penalty. · Dusty Times 142 167 176 big 4x4, that was driven by Frank Arciero last year.Jerry recorded a fast 2:20.02. Defending points champs Rod Hall and Jim Fricker broke a trac-tion rod near Rice, got that fixed, then lost the front spider gears, but had second fastest time of 2:34.05. Also in a Dodge, Buddy Renoe and Bill Donohoe were next at 2:55.43. Another half hour down was · Jack Johnson, whose Nissan broke the limiter strap and tore off all the left rear shocks just past Rice. Both Rod Class 7S had a great entry with 2 7 starters, but the rugged run in California took out six of them, and seven more-didn't get any farther on the score board. Out front on the first loop in a new ·Ford Ranger was Larry Noel with a quick 2:43.14. Willie Valdez was close in his Ford with a 2:46.01, and the Texas team of Jesse Vester and Glen Thompson had their S-10 in third at 2:52.39. Close was the Ford of Steve Luport/ Dave Gally at 2:53.54, Approved by: FIA, IMSA, NHRA, SCCA, SCORE, USAC and HORA • Custom Fuel Bladders • Fuel Tanks • Standard Fuel Bladders • Refueling Equipment • Budget Fuel Cells "let us know what you want. We can do it." (714) 897-2858 (800) 433-6524 (Outside California) Call or write for free catalog 5271 Business Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 March 1988 Page 17

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<>Le Willie Valdez has a new paint scheme this year, and kept his Ford together at Parker to place third in Class 7S, only three minutes behind. Eric Lane and Paul Morgan are coming on strong this year in their Ford Ranger, and the team drove to a close fourth in the 27 car Class 7S. Defending Class 7 4x4 points champion Mike Leste, with Mike Bakholdin co-driving, had a lot of woes with the Jeep and finished second in class. Steve Luport and Dave Gully had the best day ever in their Ford Ranger, running second in Arizona, and they ended up winning Class 7S after the post race tech. Dave Simon and John Johnson drove the brand new. almost wet paint Ford Ranger to the victory in Class 7 4x4. Johnson also co-drove the class winner in 1987. 1:.-Paul Simon was listecJe as fifth, his Ford doing the last few miles without the right front wheel and suspension assembly. Simon was later disqualified for driving in an unsafe manner and being followed on course by a . chase truck. This moved Larry Carlton/ Gil Divine into fifth, fol-lowed by Spencer Low, whose Nissan had rolled badly in Cali-fornia, but, battered as it was, it finished. · A few days later Paul Simon was listed as an official finisher, taking the one hour penalty for the two infractions, and he became an ·official seventh. After it was finally over, two of the l l finishers in Class 7S had been dis-qualified, and the class had only nine official finishers. Class 7 4x4 started 14 rigs, and only three fell out in California. The first loop leader was Jeff MacPherson in the potent Chevy vacated by Jerry McDonald. But, MacPherson was merely 46 sec-onds ahead of Dave Simon in a new Ford built by John Johnson who drove it in Arizona. About seven minutes back Sherman Balch had his Nissan in conten-tion, about three minutes ahead of defending points_ champion Mike Lesle who was plagued with flats. Gregg Symonds had his Toyota about three minutes behind Lesle. On the middle leg Jeff Mac-Pherson posted a 2:15.01 to widen his lead over Simon/John-son to four minutes, and nobody else was close. Heading into the final lap Mike Lesle was up to third, Sherman Balch/John Deetz had a major, hour and a half disas-ter, andJohn Swift had his Ford in fifth, with Gregg Symonds two minutes behind him. Jeff MacPherson had a 4:53 final round, which dropped the Chevy to eighth at the flag. Out front John Johnson, with first Dave Simon then Craig Stewart riding along in the Ford, did a 2:21 lap to win Class-7 4x4b y 35 minutes over the Jeep of Mike Lesle/Mike Bakholdin. Oddly enough Johnson co-drove with Lesle at Parker in 1987 to the class victory, again in a truck that John-son had built and finished just hours before the race. The early problems cured, John Swift and Brady Gates arrived 22 minutes later to take third in their Ford. Another four minutes back Gregg Symonds and Bob Mount got the Toyota home fourth, fol-Defending points champs Mike Schwellfnger and Les Erickson started the new season right by winning Class 3 by 23 minutes in the Jeep CJ 7, now wearing Wrangler trim. It was a long time coming for Arne Gunnarsson and John Johnston Ill, but they took the lead in Class 6 early in Arizona, and held it !O the finish line to win in the Saab 96. John Swift and Brady Gates had a good run in their Ford Ranger. and they slid the new truck into third place in Class 7 4x4. Page 18 Matt and Gale Pike are runnmg the whole series this year in /he Dodgo Ramcharger. and they started out m good shape. second ,n Class 3. March 1988 Don Adams and Larry Olsen got the new Jeep Wrangler home third in Class 3, but here they move over for the eventual class winner, Mike Schwelfinger. Dusty Times

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• ,..,, " •· ' The Moser Brothers Ford Ranchero lost hours on the first leg, but went fast in Arizona to g·et home· under the time allowance, second in Class 6. Boone England and Jim Hummel had s.ome troubles with their Chevy. but they kept on trucking to finish all three legs. and took Jack and Tim Zanderbergen nose stand their Beetle for the camera. but the pair finished two legs and also finished second in Class 11. second in Class 14. · Defending Class 14 Champion Giti Gowlanc;I, with Bill Ba/laster co-driving, started the new season right py winning the class by over an hour in the w,ild looking Toyota. It was the first off road race in the VW Beetle for Russ Johnson and Jim Schnablegger, and they covered two of the three leg.s to post fast time and take the win in Class 11. lowed much later by Sherman went the entire distance to win Balch/John Deetz: In all, ten of Class 6, the first time in many the 14 starters finished the race. years that a small car with a small Seven rigs started in Class 3, engine has won Class 6 . The and the Ford Bronco of Rick Sie-Moser brothers squeaked in man and Steve Kramer led the about 40 minutes under the time group in California. Defending allow.ance for second, and points champs Mike Schwellinger Schwacofer did not finish the last and Les Erickson now have leg. Wrangler sheet metal on their Merely four appeared in Class Jeep, and were back about 17 14, and the handsome Blazer of minutes having stopped to fix the Jerry Daugherty vanished in the distributor. Matt and Gale Pike California desert. The other three had the Baja winning Dodge in · all went the distance and their third, and Dave Bryan was fourth positions never changed. Giti in a CJ 6. All seven finished the Gowland and Bill Ballaster led by leg, but three did not cover the 27 minutes in California, led by first Arizona loop, including over an hour heading into the last Bryan. loop in Arizona, and won the class Heading into the final dark lap, by an hour and 25 minutes in the the Schwellinger Jeep had a good Toyota pickup. Boone England lead of2 l minutes over the Pikes. and Jim Hummel ran second all Sieman's Bronco, it turned out, the way in a Chevrolet, and the was the one involved in the pit Ford of Charles Woodard and accident with Bill Church, and Warren Fishback took over four repairs apparently cost a couple of hours to get around the first leg, hours. Now Don Adams/ Larry but finished all three for third in Olsen were third, five minutes Class 14. behind Pike. Of the five starters in Class 11, Mike Schwellinger and Le~ two did not cover the California Erickson got a good start on course, defending champ Ramon defending their Class 3 title, had Castro and Mike Abbott. Juan no real trouble, a,nd won the class D'Garcia took over sev.en hours by 23 minutes. Matt and Gale to cover the first -110 miles and Pike turned up the wick to take retired. Russell Johnson and Jon second, over half an hour ahead of Schnablegger led the first loop by the !,\dams/Olsen Jeep. Sieman/ nearly an hour, and, with one Kramer were over another hour Arizona loop done, won Class 11 behind, but finished in fourth in 8:08.00, good for points but place. there is no cash for a DNF. Jack Five started in Class 6 but the and Tim Zandbergen also finished Ford Fairlane 500 of Louise Gilli- two of the three laps for second, land went out in California. Here just over an hour later. Mick Newton and Larr\i Tunnell The Parker 400 was certainly a had the Parker based Chevy Nova bright beginning for the fourth out front by 18 minutes. Arne year of the combined SCORE/ Gunnarsson and John Johnston HORA Desert Series. The race, Ill were second in the Saab. Back includii-ig the bike classes, had a hours was Larry Schwacofer's total cash purse of nearly $95,000 'new' 195 7 Chevy, replacing the plus contingency money, which is '55 class champion. Further back a lot of money. While such a huge Wes Moser had multiple troubles entry is not expected at each of the and took six hours to get around. .series events, only a month apart Newton vanished early in Ari-through July, they could all easily zona, and the Moser's Ford Ran-top the numbers recorded in chero put in a couple of fast laps. 1987. Next up, the HORA Gold But, the Gunnarsson Saab 96 had Coast 300 out of Las Vegas, NV a big time margin working and the first weekend in March. Dusty Times More off-road races are won on Bilsteins than any.other shock absorber, period. Ba5TEIN •BORN TO PERFORM'• BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 1176Q Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional technical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. March 1988 ts ~ Page 19

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John Kelly had his R?Jceco right with the Class 1 leaders, but droppe(j a little time on the last loop and finished fifth in the class b_v just seconds. Joe Flinn and Mark Voyles turned very consistent laps, and came in sixth ir; Class 1-2-1600, with two other cars behind them in the same minute. Only a minute out of Bth'place, Pete Mc<;;owan and Dennis Fry got their Raceco home in 9th spot in the 76 car Class 1-2-1600 contest. Darryl and Wayne Cook lost the aerodynamics on their 5-1600 Bug early in the game, but they carried on to finish fifth in the class. Greg Hibbs and Norm Schmidt were with the Class 10 leai:Jers until the last leg. when troubles dropped them on time and to 6th place. Page 20 Hard driving Jimmie Crowder came from Florida to race in Class 2 in his California maintained Raceco, and Crowder finished a close seventh. Willy Higman drove alone in his Chenowth in Class 1-2-16-00, and he came in seventh, just 12·seconds behind the sixth place finisher. Greg Diehl and Mike Longley flew high in their handsome Class 5 racer, but early problems dropped them to fifth at the finish line. Mike Voyles and Jon Zernichou moved into Class 8 with a new GMC truck, and they did a fine job and came in a close fifth in Class 8. Paul Simon got his Ford home on three wheels, fifth on time, was later DQ'd, later put back with a penalty, and ended up seventh in Class 7S. ,. March 1988 u efending Class 2 points champ Gorky McMillin and his son Scott lost a bunch of time on the last leg, but they finished a good sixth in class. Bob and Christy Scott had a good run in the ORC, but lost time on the last leg and finished eighth, just 13 seconds behind 7th place. Gregg Symonds took Yokohama's Bob Mount for a ride in California, and Gregg went on to place the Toyota a close fourth in Class 7 4x4. David Ramocinski and Norm Lester drove a consistent pace in the Raceco, and the team drove all the way to 7th in Challenger class. A faulty fuel pump delayed Scott and Larry Dinovitz. but they carried on in the Chenowth to finish a fine 7th in the Class 10 pack. Dusty Times

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THE 4TH ANNUAL SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 • FANTASTIC NEW RACE COURSE OFF ROAD RACE -APRIL 1-3, 1988 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: • SEPARATE RACE COURSES! Motorcycles and 4-Wheel ATV's will race on one 4-Wheel vehicles will race on another. • DEPOSITS FOR STARTING POSITIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ($100) • DRAWING FOR STARTING POSITIONS - MARCH 10, 1988 • COURSE RECONNAISSANCE BEGINS MARCH 25, 1988 • NO PRE-RACE IMPOUND • FRIDAY, APRIL 1 Registration, Tech and Contingency Inspection-Town of Lucerne • SATURDAY, APRIL 2 Start/Finish Line - Anderson Dry Lake Motorcycles & 4-Wheel ATV's - Start 6 a.m. 4 Wheel Vehicles - Start 1/2 hour after last ATV • SATURDAY EVENING -AWARDS/FESTIVITIES Seaman's Sundowner Ranch - Lucerne Valley 3RD EVENT OF THE HORA/SCORE POINTS SERIES For Information, Calt-SCORE International (818) 889-9216

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Parker Post Script By Jean Calvin The Score Parker 400, as the first race of a new season, always seems to produce some contro-versy. There are puzzles in tech, problems in scoring, and the penalty phase. The mere fact that the race is conducted as two races in two states, requiring double course workers and scoring teams, is resp0n· ,: '.,, for many of the hangups. As mentioned in the feature story, the organizers took steps to solve many of the prob-lems. The most notable change was having the bikes run their three laps on the Arizona route, which opened the car entry in California to accommodate all the standby entries. The move cer-tainly helped the traffic problems on the transit, and the traffic problems with cars and bikes togeth~r on the Arizona course. In fact, the 1988 Parker 400 was one of the smoothest running editions in memory. Happily, the number of cars. called by the California Highway Patrol at road crossings on the first leg were minimal this year, and none were disqualified, only given a time penalty. The eagle eye spotters cited five cars seen off course near Thunder Alley, on the pole line road. All were dis-qualified, and two of them were finishers, but the other three failed to finish the loop in Cali-fornia. They were probably trying to get their wounded steeds to a pit without impeding race traffic. And, while in the past entire classes have been disqualified in post race tech, this year there were only two technical DQi;. This fact is a giant step forward. We took advantage of the offer from Mike Ford of the B.L.M. for press folk to take a ride with the B.L.M. patrols in Arizona. Ford, like so many Area Managers, is enthusiastic about off road activ-ity. His patrols are as much con-cerned with safety, helping at accidents, crowd control, etc., as they are watching for those that might stray off course. It was fun driving on the canal roads, off lim-its to general traffic, and getting some new views of the race cars on course. It was keen to visit pits as far away as Midway, while still being able to return to the Arizona finish line during the race. We did witness one rather humorous incident involving a factory chase truck. For years spectators have been restrkted to a short distance up Shea Road from-the main pits, and only on the wash side of the road. At that point the La Paz County Sheriffs put up a barricade, and it required a pit sticker to go any farther to the road crossing. For at least ten years the other side of Shea Road has carried a vehicle ban, 365 days a year. Here there are permanent signs banning all traffic, and for years photographers ha"e been hiking the good mile to the course to get the familiar shots of cars going past the red cliffs. Therefore, it was a surprise to see a factory chase truck, embla-zoned with similar signs as the race car, come flying up Shea Road, then take a hard left turn into the forbidden desert right in front of the Sheriffs and B.L.M. officers manning the barricade. The chase truck was caught before reaching the course, and its driver Pagcn argued that "his truck was down in the wash, and it was a factory truck, so he had to get to it fast." After a radio talk with Score offi-cials, the chase truck returned to the highway and was allowed to continue farther on Shea Road to the road crossing. The officers on duty thought it laughable that the "factory" chase driver thought his entry was so much more important than the others that he could go across the desert, disre-garding orders, signs, uniformed Sheriffs and B.L.M. officers. Our thanks to Mike Ford for the opportunity to see the Ari-zona course, and to Pat Green for chauffering us around. It was neat to see all the pits just where they were supposed to be, and chase' crews on the permitted roads driving at moderate speeds. Con-gratulations to the participants at Parker, who also received con-grats from the B.L.M. for minding their manners very well. Competition seemed tighter at Parker this year, and the results show only four repeat class winners from 1987, Bob Gordon, Robert Whitted, Rod Hall and Giti Gowland. And, only three 1987 champions won their class, Hall, Gowland and Mike Schwel-linger, all in classes with under ten starters. Whoever wins the points titles in 1988 may ha've to fight harder to earn the honors. As mentioned elsewhere, there were some of the usual problems with accurate results, due mainly to the scoring team being bivouacked in do}"ntown Parker, and the timing teams were miles away in both states. However the California timers, with only the 16 car classes to deal with, had no apparent problems. In Arizona, where there is a restart timing control on one side of the high-way and the end of the first lap/ finish line timing control on the other side, there were some glitches. Several cars that were fin-ishers were listed Sunday morn-ing as DNFs, with a single, very long Arizona lap instead of the two laps they covered. These scores were corrected midweek. No complete entry list was ever produced, and the press and pit teams had to work off what was in the race program. Nor was a full entry list ever posted at race headquarters. We left Parker on Sunday afternoon with one set of results, listing only driver of record and times, got some cor-rections the following Tuesday, and a whole new set of results with more corrections and co-driver/ vehicle listings on Thurs-day. To be fair, many of the cor-rections were made after the penalty phase. The Competition Review Board met at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday and decided before the fact that the entries called for being off course would be disqualified without appeal. Minor infractions \VOuld result in a 15 minute time penalty, and major infractions would result in a half hour time penalty. The awards got under-way about 45 minutes late, as the Review Board had a lot of busi-ness. All motorcycle classes were rewarded first, as the checks for the car classes were still in pro-cess. We have often suggested, and will again, that the best way around such on site problems is to present the trophies only, and mail the checks the following week after all the checkpoint logs are in hand and the results are truly final. • Like many folks we have been studying the new points sytem for 1988, and most of it seems an improvement over the former system. Of course it will be a bit puzzling to figure points, as the new system will produce a bunch of ti~s early in the season. A driver of record still must start a min-imum of three SCORE and three HORA events to qualify for points. But the good news is that now a driver counts his best six finishes in the eight races, regard-less of the promoter. So, this year a driver can count all his wins and high finishes, and discard his worst two of the eight races. Happily, the double points bus-iness for the final two races of the year is gone also. But, all races still do not count the same, as the final two, the Nevada 500 and the Baja 1000 are 'bonus' races. The 'bonus' is five extra points for starting and five extra points for finishing, so the two final events can produce no more than ten extra points per event. The major difference in the new system is that a winning driver in a large entry class will no longer get points against the number of cars in the class. The points chart maxes out at 25 starters. So if you win in a 76 car class (1-2-1600 at Parker), you only get points for being the fastest of 25 cars, or 1/3 of the entry. For example, last year there were 56 cars in Class 1-2-1600 at Parker, and Jack Ramsay, the winner, earned 112 points. There were 27 in Class 1 and winner Steve Sourapas earned 97 points. Under the new system each driver would have earned 45 points. Only time will tell how the drivers like the new points sys-tem. Right now Tom Koch, Bob Gordon, Gary Cogbill, Robert Whitted, Steve Luport, Nick Gross and Mark Barnes are all tied for the overall points lead at 45 each. And, their classes range in number from 25 in Class 1 to 76 in Class 1-2-1600. There is a tie breaker in the system, but it won't show up until later in the season. The scores are in from Parker on the new Manufacturers Points Series. In the tire side of the series, Yokohama leads the car classes division with 102 points followed by Uniroyal-Goodrich, 56, and Armstrong, 38. In the truck classes tire series, Uniroyal-Goodrich leads with 51 points, General Tire has 49, Yokohama is in with 29, followed by Arm-strong, 26, Goodyear, 24, Fire-stone, 22, and Bridgestone, 7. In the division for vehicle manufac-turers Dodge le&ds the heavy metal group with 35 points, fol-lowed by Jeep, 20, Chevrolet, 19, Nissan, 10, Ford, 8 and GMC, 5. The mini metal leader is Ford with 35 points. Chevy is next with 16, followed by Toyota, 15, Nissan, 14, Jeep, 10 and Dodge, 4. The open wheel chassis manufacturers are not included in this champ-ionship series, but if they were the leader would be Raceco, at 39 points, followed by Chenowth, 32, ORE, 20, T-Mag, 15 and Jimco, 15. Down the line Sand-winder has 7 points, followed by Dirtrix, 5, Meco, 4, Hart, 3 and ORC, 1. These points count only the best finish in class for each brand, and only the top eight in a class are scored at all, but DNFs are scored. March 1988 morc ••• TRAIL NOTES BRIDGESTONE MOVIN' ON. Bridgestone Tires announced last month that it would soon be moving its corporate headquarters in the USA from Torrance, CA to Nashville, TN. The new headquarters is just fifteen miles away from Bridgestone's tire manufacturing plant in Tennessee. Some of the reasons for the move include being closer to both American automotive manufacturers and the American based Japanese manufacturers, plus the Tennessee location is within 500 miles of nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population. It was announced just at press time that Bridgestone had completed plans to purchase the tire divisions of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. For weeks it had been rumored that Pirelli was bidding on the Firestone properties to gain a good foothold in the U.S. sales. But, it was Bridgestone who pulled off the deal. So now all the 'stones will be coming from the same parent company. But, both brand names will undoubtedly continue on the market for the forseeable future. THE NISSAN MINI MINT CHALLENGE will accommodate 150 entries this year for the off road rally held the day before the Mint 400 race. The rally happens on Friday, April 29, 1988, and will run over approximately one full lap of the race course, between 60 and 80 miles on course. This year participants will be divided into two separate classes; Amateur for the driver with previous rally experience and Novice for the driver with no rally experience. Eligible vehicles are street legal mini trucks or sport utility vehicles. As last year, any driver or rider of record from a prior Score or HORA event is not eligible, but last year's Mini Mint competitors are welcome. The Nissan Mini Mint is a time-speed-distance event that can be negotiated by any competent driver. The course is divided into several legs, each assigned an average speed. Each leg is scored separately, and penalty points are levied for early or late arrivals. This year the course will be tougher and longer than in 1987, but the instructions will be more clear and the course markings, checkpoint operation, and scoring will be improved. Get all the information on the Nissan Mini Mint Challenge from HORA at (702) 361-5404. THE TUCSON OFF ROAD AUTO CROSS schedule arrived too late for this month's "Happenings" column. The group runs short course events in Tucson, and lists three classes, Pro Open - run what you brung, Sportsman Unlimited, and Sportsman Limited, engines 1650cc or smaller. TAC has divided the series into a Spring half and a Fall half, avoiding the extreme heat of t~e Arizona_summer months. The first half has races scheduled on April 3, Apnl 10, Apnl 17, May 1, May 22 and May 30. The second half schedule is September 25, October 2, October 9, October 30 and November 6. You can get more detailed information by cal4ng Tucson Auto Cross' at ( 602) 887-8752 or write themc/ o Lizard Chassis, 3755 No. Runway Drive, #F, Tucson, Arizona 85705. HILL CLIMB FANS might he interc·stc·d in thc' Colorado Hill Climh Association's 1988 sd1L'cluk· . anorl1L'r one too latc• to maki: the "Happenings" n,lumn. l )n Junc· l 1-12 the Sl'ring ·1 elk•r County Hill limh. nc·ar Cripple Crc•ak opens the season. CH( '.A lists the July 5-10 Pikc·s Pi:ak Auto Hill Climh as ,n·ll. hut it is l'romot,·,1 hv that Association . CHCA's remaining schedule is Augusto-7. Continental Di\'ide Auto Hill Climh near Salida. Septemh..-r 3-4. Lmds End Auto Hill Climb, near Grand Junction. an,l Septcmher 24-25. Fall ·t c·lkr Count\' Hill Climh, near Cripple Crc·ek. You can get all the lerails hy writing to the· Colmado Hill Climb Association, P.O. Box 9735, Colorado Springs, CO 80932. MORE COLORADO RACING. This year the Great Western Points Series out of Denver will be moving from Raceland to the Adams County Fairgrounds for their local events. They are tentatively scheduled for May 15, June 12,July 16, and August 21. No dates are available for the series events in Kansas at press time. The races in Denver will also be known in 1988 as the Goodrich Off Road Grand Prix races. ESPN OFF ROAD TV COVERAGE begins late in February, the 26th in fact, with the show on the Mickey Thompson Stadium Race at Anaheim. lf the Paris-Dakar rally covered in this issue is intriguing, watch ESPN's feature on the event on March 19. On March 23 the MTEG race in San Diego hits the ESPN air waves, followed on April 1 by Parker, and the Gold Coast will air on April 16. Remember, these schedules are published long in advance of the air date, so watch your TV guide carefully, as the taped events can pop up earlier or later than originally scheduled. KEEP THE KIDS BUSY! The new Moto Color Off Road Coloring Book is available now, and it is a full sized book with a keen collection of various types of off road vehicles. Each racer is done on a full page, designed for coloring with crayons or pencils by restless kids en route to or from the races or in the pits. Many of the cartoon type illustrations were done by Dave Deal, and they are really great.To find out where to get your copy contact Moto Colour, 591 Vail View Drive, Vista, CA 92083 or call (619) 941-1497. TO SEE OURSEL VES ... A reader sent us a copy of an article written by James Hyneman, publicity director of Riverside lnternational Raceway, that was published in Stock Car and Motorsports. The article begins by listing the problems a motorsports enthusiast has explaining how great his sport is to the "stick & ball" experts. It goes on to mention that the general public views race fans as "drunken, beer bellied loudmouths, etc." and there is much more in that vein. He states that is not true and that the typical American auto race fan is better educated, more affluent and more conservative than the majority of their so-called major league counterparts, with one exception. That one exception, according to James Hyneman is the off road racing fan. Obviously his opinion is formed by a single exposure to off road racing at the Score Riverside Raceway. In the article he claims the off road fan can't recognize any of the drivers, starts fights, throws water balloons, drives recklessly through parking areas, gets drunk, and there is more, but you get the idea. It was disgusting to read such a description of those who pay to watch the off road racers in action, but they can get a little rowdy in the August heat at Riverside. Hyneman's attitude toward the sport may have something to do with the shrinking crowds at the Riverside off road races in recent years. While Riverside is the only major racing facility that also hosts an off road race, 1988 is definitely the end of the line. It will be closed forever late next summer, and the publicity director will probably not have to deal with off road racers in his next job. We hope the fans will be more acceptable to him in his next assignment, and prefer that he not count an off road racing promotion among his future efforts. Dusty Times

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The 1987 SNORE Awards and Christmas Party Photos: Charlie Crunden Charlie Grunden, center, winner of the Jimmy Schaefer Off Roader of the Year honor is congratulated by former winners Denny Selleck, Stan James, Ruth Jensen, Bert Vaughan, with trophy, Marian Freeman and Bob Jensen. Vance Schmidt, also earned $600 In the tire company program. Rob MacCachren, second from the left, gets his trophy, check and a hand shahe from 1987 President Don Dayton for winning his fourth overall points title. Rob's parents Merce, center and Bob MacCachren and Kathy Short joined the presentation. choice as he has worked hard for the club since 1972. Charlie, now retired from the Nevada Dep<lrt-ment of Wildlife, serves the club as official photographer, tech in-spector, and has served on SNORE's board for eight years. The coveted Sportsman Award went to Rich and Paulette" Huffman. The husband and wife team were involved in many duties for SNORE in 1987, in-cluding finding raffle prizes for each general membership meeting and the gathering of contingency prizes for the races. SNORE always announces the new officers of the club for the coming year at the Christmas Party. The new president for 1988 is Tommy Ford, backed by Vice President Tom Bradley, Sr. The new treasurer is Ruth Jensen, and the 1988 Secretary is Paulette Huffman. Sgt. at Arms work will be done by Bob Jensen. In 1987 SNORE increased its race entry by 20 percent over 1986, and the club looks forward to greater growth this year, with fewer events well placed between other series races. The season opening was on February 13 north of Las Vegas, the Bottom Dollar Race, and we'll have a report on that one next month. The Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts honored its top performers and workers last December at the annual Christmas Party at the Clark County Jeep Possee Hall in Las Vegas. The place was decked out in holiday trimmings, the show was pro-duced by Denny Selleck and Mike Henle, and it was complete with a traditional prime rib dinner for all, cooked by SNORE's outstand-ing chefs Jerry and Glenda Mag-nuson. Most attendees thought it was the finest awards party in the history of. SNORE ~hich goes back to 1970. More than $11,000 in the points prize fund was on hand for the winners, and a vast amount of door prizes were wrapped and presented throughout the evening, so everyone went home with something. Over 100 people were on hand to honor the winners and generally have a good tim~. The SNORE officials heartily thanked Bob Mount of Yokohama Tires for again sponsoring their race series, and Bob also donated a bunch of tires to the door prize cache. Also thanked was Quaker State Oil, who. provided enor-mous quantities of oil throughout the season and also $1200 in cash prizes to SNORE. Named SNORE's overall points champion for the fourth year was Rob MacCachrep, who earlier in the month was named Driver of the Year at the SCORE/ HORA series banquet. MacCach-ren ended the season with 3500 points and took home a check for $5000.00, proving it pays to race with SNORE. Class 2 driver Ed Herbst was second overall on points, 11 70 behind MacCachren who earned most of his points in Class 1-2-1600, and Ed earned $3000.00. John Ellenburg drove his Class 10 car to third on the overall points count and received a check for $1500. The top seven overall on points participate in the SNORE points fund. Rounding out the money winners, Grant Garban was fomth on points in his 1-1600 and was $1000 richer. While most of the money winners were local Las Vegas drivers, Cali-fornian Pete Dutton was fifth overall on points competing in the Challenger Class, and Pete won $700. Kenny Freeman earned $500 for sixth on points in his 1600 car and Jack Short drove his Class 10 to seventh and received $300 at the awards. All Class winners received handsome trophies for the season. They are Ed Herbst in Unlimited (Classes 1 & 2), Rob MacCachrcn, Class 1-2-1600, Bill Dickton, Class 4, Darrell Smith, Class 5-1600, Mike Norton, Class 6, Art Grajeda, Class 7S, Greg Holman, Class 8 , Dave Collier, Class 9, Pete Dutton, Challenger, and John Ellenburg, Class 10. SNORE has a pair of most significant awards to present at its Christmas Party each year, the Jimmy Schaeffer Off Roader of the Year and the Sportsman of the Year trophies. Charlie Crunden was presented with the Jimmy Schaeffer award, and he was Paulette and Rich Huffman display the trophy and jackets presented for winning Sportsman of the Year. With the Huffmans are, from the left, Jerry Magnuson. Don Dayton, and Kathy Short. Dusty Times chosen by past winners that include Ruth and Bob Jensen, Denny Selleck, Marian Freeman, Stan James and Bert Vaughan. Schaeffer was a SNORE member and one time President who passed away very suddenly several years ago. Crunden is a deserving The prize money came from BFGoodrich for those drivers involved in the Team T / A program. Jim Barbeau picked up $600, Kelly Collins got $500, Scott Stocking got $300, and PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. ANNOUNCES THEIR LINE OF NEW HELMETS * Standard Voyager w/90° Hose Fitting * Deluxe Voyager w/molded Air Inlet * Super Deluxe Voyager Red/Silver or Black/Silver w/molded Air Inlet ALL NEW STYLE HELMETS -'85 SNELL APPROVAL RACHET SHIELD -MUCH LIGHTER -MORE NOSE ROOM ALSO AVAILABLE DRINKERS - KOOL PAC'S -MR 4000 LEXAN SHIELDS GLASS OVERLAY SHIELDS -4' & 8' HOSES -FILTERS PUMPER MOTORS -CUSTOMER CONVERSIONS Plus! A Full Line of Simpson Safety Products. 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The Losers By Judy Smith The Parker race brought out a record number of cars, and even though the finish ratio was actu-ally pretty high, at just a hair under 50%, it still meant that some 184 cars and trucks became Losers. We spent part of the day in a pit at the Upper 95 crossing, and we kept track of things by listening to our Uniden radio. We started to hear distress calls fairly early in the morning, and one, before the race even started, was Rich Minga, radioing his crew from his new Porsche Class 5 car, which was still in the parade on the way to staging. Said Rich, "The whale-tail's vi bra tin' .. .it won't last." But Rich was wrong. Or at least partly wrong. The whale-tail air foil laMed as long as the rest of the car, which was to the California finish. But it wasn't an easy trip. He lost the power steering on Thunder Alley, and by the top of the alley his shocks were gone. What stopped him finally was a problem with motor-mounts, or maybe a matter of too much travel. In any case, the bell hous-ing got jammed into the flywheel, and the flywheel would no longer go around. Rich has his work cut out for him before the next race. More'.work than he likes, actually, because two of his chase vehicles blew up, one on each side of Highway 62, in sight of one another. Manny Esquerra, Parker's own Class 7 racer, was in trouble early, too, when a rod let go up at the north end of the course, just out of the rocks near the Upper 95 crossing. He decided he'd go on, limp to a finish, and at least get finishing points to start off his year. But as he drove toward the Arizona restart line the truck quit THE permanently, right near his house, so he just parked it. Manny's pit captain, Jamie Martinez, was also a Loser this time. He was at Rice, standing in the bed of his truck, when Manny went by. He excitedly jumped down off the truck, caught his foot on a bottle, and broke his ankle, which put him in the hospi-tal for a while, for repairs. We wish Jamie a speedy recovery: Racing with Ma·nny, in the same class that is, was Roger Mears, who looked really fast at the end of the California loop. But he lost an oil pump eight miles into the Arizona side, and was also out for the day. As we listened to our radio we heard a report from a concerned by-stander who identified him-self as "HORA l" and told the Weatherman that car number 105 had broken a c.v. right where he was, "almost to the mailbox." The Weatherman came back say-ing he'd received the message, but, "Where is he broken?" "On the left side," said HORA 1 helpfully. Rob MacCachren, driving in Class 7S, in a Jeep, for the first time, had terrible engine troubles when his distributor went out of timing, and never even got to fin- . ish the California side. Rob said he loved the truck though, and he feels that it's going to be very competitive racing in that class, because it's so hard to pass, and because a driver can't just fly through the holes and bumps, and has to think carefully about how to get through them. He also noted that in Class 7S he gets to see who's hrnken down. Steve Godfrey had fuel pump troubles and rocker arm troubles in California, and then lost his WRIGHT PLACE~-cotL SPRIN G YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seejng on cars in magazines and at the finish line, a1'e products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for 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 24 clutch on t~ first Arizona loop to finish his two seater's day. And Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill were out while still in California, victims of a broken transmission, while Ed Beard fell out, also early, with a broken trailing arm on his Class 10 car. Doc Ingram snapped a plate on his steering box, to finish his day 0in California, and Brad Person wasn't having a good time, break-ing three c. v .sand never even fin-ishing the California side. Don McCormack had electrical problems, and had to replace his starter while still in staging with his new Class 8 truck. And then his front end locked up, and he couldn't get any wheel travel, so he didn't even finish the Cali-fornia side either. Glenn Evans, who was driving Dwight Lundell's Class 10 car, lost his motor while still in Cali-fornia, and Scott Irvine had the bolts fall out of his steering rack early in the day. He got it fixed a couple of times, but the bolts kept falling out, and finally he was, using hose clamps to hold things together. By the time he got to the Upper 95 crossing he'd used up his hose clamps, and his pit tried welding some straps across it, but couldn't manage a fix, and the lrvines were out for the day. John Hutton and Jeff Quinn had built a new motor for their 1-2-1600 car for this race, and they were worried about it as they went through contingency and tech, because it had been pinging. They decided it was too late to do anything, and went ahead and started to race. John got just 20 miles down the road before the number one and number four pis-tons melted. It seems they'd done something terribly wrong in their calculations, and had come up with a compression ratio of 15½:l! Danny Letner, who's usually so fast in this race, had miserable ignition troubles in California, and also steering problems, and never got a lap in on the Arizona side. His son, Marty who was driving with Willie Hamilton in Class 2, also broke on the first Arizona loop, when he lost a c.v. Richard Binder was another who broke on the first Arizona loop. After already having had four flat tires, the car blew a c.v., which wreaked havoc on the splines of the axle. Jim Loggins had his 1-2-1600 car moving smartly along on the California side when the Class 7 vehicles began to catch and pass him. One of them somehow got his front bumper caught on some part of the buggy, and in the ensu-ing struggle, Loggins rolled over. He ended up on his lid. The truck driver, thinking he was o.k., went on down the road. But Jim, while not injured, was unable to get himself out of the car. He hung there for a while, and finally, a 5-1600 team, who'd been on their heads and apparently empathized with his problem, stopped to help. But when Jim got the car back on its wheels it wouldn't start. It turned out that the oil had all run into the upper end and filled up the cylinders. If Jim had had a plug wrench he'd have been able to drain some of the oil out and maybe get going again. But that handy item wasn't part of his tool kit. In Class 7 Russ and Luke Jones March 1988 first had some small troubles with carburetion and cooling, and then they lost the yoke of the rear dif-ferential of their Ford. The nut had fallen off, and they couldn't get it back on. They were also hav-ing some trouble with their springs. So they hollered for their chase truck, but it took them an hour and a half to get there. By the time they got it fixed and finished on the California side, they'd already used up six and a half hours of race time. Ken Snyder did really well in the 1-2-1600 class on the Cali-fornia side, finishing less than two minutes behind the le:\d car. But his clutch had begun to slip while in the cock garden, and on the down time they identified the cause as a transmission fluid leak. The pit crew didn't have time to fix the leaky transmission seal, so they decided to drive Arizona with the transmission underfilled, hoping that that would cause less oil to get on the clutch. John King took the Arizona laps, and he got one pretty good loop in, but had to park at Bouse the second time around, because of what Snyder called "an unwelcome noise in the clutch and/or transmission." Dave Richardson and Steve Sourapas, running in their brand new Class 2 car, had throttle link-age troubles, and then lost an air cooler. All they managed to com-plete was a very quick jaunt through California. Lisa Dicker-son came to grief in California when she hit a big rock with her Class 5 car and tore up one corner of the front end. Mike Falkosky had a difficult time all the way around. To start, as he readied for the race, he had three motors being put together. Two were being done by builders, and one he was putting together himself, just in case. As it got close to race time one builder messed up a block, and the other couldn't get the right rings and it became apparent that neither would get finished on time. So he hustled on his, and sent it out to the machine shop. When it wasn't as ready as it should be a couple of days before he planned to leave, Mike went and gathered up all the parts and did the assembly himself. Mike and his crew were plan-ning to leave on Wednesday, but on Tuesday night the pre-run Blazer blew its transmission. That meant that most of Wednesday was spent installing a new one, and they didn't leave until Wednes-day night. On the way up to Parker they noticed that the front wheel of the Blazer was making a funny noise, and in the morning they discovered that a bearing was gune, :ind; because of that, the spindle was bent. A quick trip ~;:; the local salvage yard turned up ~he parts they needed, and they had it all repaired in time to start their pre-run by about noon. Now things were finally going right. There were four of them in the Blazer and Mike's friend drove. As they went up Thunder Alley, he slowed for a dip, got a little sideways, put on the brakes, got more sideways, and peeled the tires off the rims. The wheels dug into the sand, and slowly, slowly, the Blazer settled on its side. It rested there a moment, and then toppled over onto its lid. It all happened so gently that none of the glass was broken, and even the sideview mirror emerged un-scathed. Greg Hibbs came along with his buggy, and helped right the Blazer with a tow strap, and even had a cigarette lighter pump to reinflate their tires. The Blazer, practically undamaged, was able to continue the pre-run. But they got only to the Turtle Mountain Road area before it got dark, and they called it a day. On Friday they tested the race truck a bit, and thought it was running a little hot, so they did one or two things to fix that, and then put it in impound, and got a good night's sleep. Race day didn't actually start until mid-morning for Mike, and started to go sour very shortly thereafter. As he got to the Lower 95 road cross-ing the truck had already started to heat up. Mike backed out of it some, but it continued to heat up, and they finally had to dump in their windshield washer water and their drinking water. Then they went on to the base of Thunder Alley where their pit crew waited. By then, said Mike, "It was a geyser!" But the crew had plenty of water, and they filled the radia-tor, the windshield washer reser-voir and their water jug, and tucked in a couple of spare water jugs, just in case. When it was all watered down and cooled off, they took off at half throttle, planning to try for a finish. But, after they made Thunder Alley and turned the corner onto the straight stretch, it began to vibrate badly. Mike pulled.over and shut it off, and when they got out, they discovered a big hole in the side of the motor. He thinks the wrist pin clip came out and caused the rod to break. In any case, their race was over, but not their problems. They got a tow to Turtle Moun-tain Road, met their motorhome and trailer there, got the motor-home stuck, but unstuck if fairly quickly, and headed on towards home. One of Mike's friends got a ticket on the highway, but in general they made it back without incident. It wasn't until Mike was backing his trailer into his drive-way that things got sticky again. He ran the trailer into his gate, and somehow got it so thoroughly stuck that he had to take the gate apart to get it unstuck. He decided to wait til the next day to unload the race truck. His buddy came over to help do that, and as they pulled it out of the trailer with his other truck, the race truck slid off the ramps and toppled into,.___the trailer and caved in the side of the cab. Mike says, "I figure we've got the troubles out of the way for the rest of the year." We certainly hope so. That sounded like enough to send a guy into hiberna-tion. We'll see you next month with Losers from the Gold Coast. HELP STOP THE CRANSTON/WILDERNESS BILL JOIN 1601 10TH ST. SACIA■EIT8. CA 15114 INFO 1-800-237-5436 Dusty· Times

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, FLORIDA RAP (READ WITH RAP RHYTHM). DON'T STAY UP THERE IN THE COLD & ICE COME ON DOWN HERE WHERE THE WEA-THER'S NICE NO REASON TO BE COLD & FREEZE YOUR BUNS AT THE FL. 400 YOU CAN RACE & HAVE FUN! MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW FOR "THE BEAST OF THE EAST" THROUGH A RACERS EYES IT'S A 6 HOUR FEAST! UH-HUH! 18TH ANNUAL THE FLORIDA 400 6 HOUR OFFROAD RACE MARCH 26, 1988 CROWDER PITS, TALLAHASSEE, FL. TROPHIES, MONEY, & CONTINGENCIES! FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL (813) 996-6306 Days (305) 823-4487 Eves. OR WRITE: FORDA RT. 5, BOX 944 BROOKSVILLE, FL. 34610 Jean1!ie Brumley, secretary CLASS 1, 10, 1600, & D YALL COME!!! RACE HEADQUARTERS RAMADA INN WEST (904) 576-6121 Must Mention FORD A -Rate $36. 00 Single or Double Friday, March 25 4 - 7 P.M. Registration at track ( weather permitting) Saturday, March 26 8 - 9 A.M. Tech . and Registration 9: 15 Drivers Meeting 10 - 4 P. M. 400 mile race, 6 hour time limit Sunday, March 27 Awards Presentation at 10 A.M. Entry Fe~s Class D - $108 1600 - $133 1 - 10 - $158 FLORIDA OFFR0AD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION

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MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX Maida Dominates the Stadium Season Opener in Anaheim By Homer Eubanks The Mickey Thompson Off Road Stadium series, now in its ninth year, got underway on January 23 in Anaheim Stadium before a crowd of 65,168 enthusiasts. The first of the 1988 eight race series was one of domination by a few. Team Mazda took control of the truck class and won both heat races and the main event. Jerry Whelchel was equally impressive in the Super 1600 class by winning his heat and the main. Greg George took home top honors in the UltraStock battle and also won his heat. Even with such domina-tion, plenty of racing action took place to keep the large crowd excited. Before the event Mickey Thompson said that 1988 will be a turning point for the sport's growth, which he predicts will ' explode across the USA. His prediction came after announcing that ESPN will be televising twelve one hour shows on the series, beginning with the Anaheim race. The second event took place at San Diego three weeks later, and coming up are the events in Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, San Jose, CA, Pasadena, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The season opening race at Anaheim was the three lap Super 1600 trophy dash. The top six qualifiers in the entry of 32 cars set out to see who would take home the trophy. Coming· from the front row, Brad Castle took command in his Raceco from the word go, and never looked back. Jerry Whelchel challenged for a time but had mechanical trouble as did Rob Gordon. Castle took home the trophy easily, with second place going to Jimmy Nichols in another Raceco. Whelchel was credited with third, breaking on the last lap, and fourth went to Kent Castle. When the Grand National Sport Trucks took the field there were a dozen starters. Number 1 plate holder Jeff Huber took the early lead and was running a comfortable race d_uring the early IT'S SUMMERS BROS. FOR THE FINEST IN OFF-ROAD PRODUCTS! SEND $3.00 FOR YOUR DIRT RACER'S CATALOG! ;v(t,s~ <$)~0THt:'.r(b Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises laps. But, all eves were on Rod and Steve Millen battling for second. Rod had his Mazda ahead of brother Steve's Toyota, however, S teve had serious intentions o f showing brother Rod his tail lights. The two swapped fender paint and traded places a few times, while the other Mazda driven by Glenn Harris was moving through the pack and Toyota driver Ivan Stewart was fighting to see around a flapping engine hood. As the race went on both Stewart's Toyota and Roger Mears' Nissan lost most of the body panels. On the last lap Huber was still out front, but Steve Millen and Rod Millen were tight for second, with Steve's Toyota a few feet ahead. As they entered the finar corner, the pack was lapping Danny Thomspon, and Steve Millen saw a chance to pass Huber. However, Rod saw Jimmy Nichols put as/eek body on his Raceco and won the second 1600heat, was second in the trophy dash, and ended up fourth in the hectic main event. the opening too and stuck his to an easy victory. Sean Finley Mazda into the lead. When Steve crossed over second and third made his move it was too late, as went to Chris Brandt. Rod had filled the void, and Steve In the second heat 20 more had nowhere to go. He bounced riders lined up hoping to win, but off a couple of trucks and ended when Donnie Banks muscled his up on his top and out of the race. way around early leader John Rod Millen took the checkered Hemme, the race was over. Banks flag first, Jeff Huber ended up went on to an easy victory with second and Glenn Harris took Brian Fry second and third going over third, making it a Mazda to Greg Clark. sweep. Dan Esslinger got his Ford The first U ltraStock heat for home fourth, followed by Roger the season began with nine Mears and Ivan Stewart. starters. G reg George took The Odyssey class has been re- advantage of his front row starting named Stadium Super Lites, and position to take the early lead. they still provide plenty of racing Dave Kreisler and Jeff Elrod were action. When the first heat got battling for second when Kreisler underway, it was Terry Peterson rolled his Mazda RX 7. This who appeared to have the race allowed Greg George to run away. sewn up. Then, on the fourth lap a A lap down Kreisler re-entered hard charging Rory Holladay the race between Greg George and managedtooutpowerhimoutof second running Jeff Elrod. the third turn. Holladay kept on Kreisler repeatedly ignored the going for the victory. Peterson starter's passing flag, which would was suffering from mechanical have allowed Elrod to make an woes when third place Rod Pierce attempt on Greg George. So Jeff motored past. Peterson fell by the Elrod had to settle for second, and wayside and Richard Obialero Tim Maples was th~~d, followed inherited third with Johnny by Ken-Kazarian and Chris Neil. Custom fourth ahead of Steve Dave Kreisler was penalized two Hardy. positions for ignoring the passing In the second Super Lite heat it flags. took Russ East nearly three laps Rick Ryan took command of before he got around early leader the first 250cc Pro Motorcycle Jim Cook. East's problems were heat aboard a Honda, after an notover,though,asFrankChavez intermission show by two closed in to do battle. At the monster trucks. Ryan managed to finish line Chavez made an take the win with Kawasaki honorable attempt but had to mounted Danny Stephenson settle for second, a couple of feet second. Tyson Vohland was behind East. Third went to third, also on a Kawasaki. Rennie Awana and John Shultz In the second Ultracross bike finished fourth ahead of John heat Jim Holley passed Ed Hicks Gersjes. for the lead on the fourth lap. Kenneth Delk picked his way Hicks wouldn't give up, and he through the fourth lap collision of battled all the way, but had to Marty Hart and early leader Chris settle for second. Third went to Couto to grab the lead in the first Dean Matson. 4 wheel ATV heat. Delk rode on A total of 14 Super 1600 cars WE PAY CONTINGENCIES FOR SCORE AND HORA EVENTS! 530 South Mountain Avenue Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 Jerry Whelchel had a winning night in Anaheim, fighting his way through the Svper 1600 herd to win his heat race and the massive main event. driving the very tidy but relatively unsponsored Chenowth. Page 16 March 1988 Dusty Times

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Rod Millen used his rally experience to sail his Mazda around Anaheim to not only win the first Grand National Truck heat, but he grabbed the main event victory handily, leading the pack from the middle distance. It all went together for Greg George, as he out ran the field easily in both the heat race and the main event, driving his Funco built, Mazda powered UltraStock to total domination of the class at Anaheim. Sporting a fancy new paint scheme, Jeff Elrod drove his VW Scirocco hard in the UltraStock class. and Elrod scored seoond in both the heat race and main event. were on the grid for the first heat race. On the front row was Kent Castle and Gary Kroses. When the green flag flew Kent Castle was able to get the jump, but then traffic caught up with him in the first turn and he was bumped into and knocked over on his roof. When this happened the second row starters, Brad Castle and Jerry Whelchel, began battling for the lead. Brad Castle managed to pull away from Whelchel but was not able to get comfortable because Whelchel would pull within striking distance at every turn. The pair's battle set a quicker pace than the rest of the field and they gained a full stretch lead. To the rear Gary Kroses and Marty Coyne were having a good dice midway for third spot trailed by Eric Arras. Whelchel found a way around Brad Castle started the action by winning the 1600 trophy dash, and later drove the Raceco to second in the first heat and a tough third in the main event. Glenn Harris flew his newest Mazda truck fast in qualifying, and later won the second heat race, and was third in the other and fourth in the main event. Dusty Times Castle to take the lead on lap 4, and then Fishback got in trouble and landed on one of the barriers where he stayed. Gary Kroses was all alone in third, and Kent Castle was running a distance back in fourth with Frank Arciero crawling all over him, as Coyne dropped back. Whelchel began lapping traffic on the seventh of eight laps, which gave Brad Castle a sense of hope. But the experienced Whelchel read the traffic and held on to win. Brad Castle was second by a full straight,a,way length, and third went to Gary Kroses. Frank • Arciero, wearing the colors of Doug Davenport Racing, managed fourth and fifth went to Marty Coyne. · There were 16 starters in the second Super 1600 battle and Mitch Mustard was able to get the hole shot from the other front row driver Bob Gordon, also in the Doug Davenport racing paint scheme. Mustard entered the first turn first with Jimmy Nichols grabbing second from Gordon. Billy Beck, Greg George and Ed Martensen tangled in the battle for third and the two front runners quickly gained ground. On lap 5 Nichols cut Bill Barkdoll off at the switch back, causing him to hit the hydrobar, riers. This held up traffic long enough for Nichols to hold the lead, as Mustard had stopped on course. The battle for second was being fought by Bob Gordon and Greg George . Rob Gordon flipped while lapping traffic and others fell out of the contest. Nichols was able to weave through the lapped traffic to take the win, with Bob Gordon capturing second. Third went to Greg George and fourth was Wes Elrod ahead of Pancho Weaver, who has returned this year to stadium racing. Unlike the 1600s, all of the trucks run in every dash, and ten made it back for the second heat. Glenn Harris and Dan Esslinger shared the front row while the two other Mazdas of Jeff Huber and Rod Millen were on the second row. With all three Mazdas at the front of the pack, you would think one of them would grab the lead. But Dan Esslinger held the gas down and exited the first turn first. Harris slipped into second with Huber and Rod Millen trailing behind. Next came Dave Ashley, Ford, Walker Evans, Jeep, Steve Millen and Ivan Stewart, Toyotas, and Danny Thompson, Chevy. March 1988 Esslinger was able to pull a couple of lengths over Harris with the remainder of T earn Mazda arguing over third, and Danny Thompson was up to fourth, surviving an earlier confrontation with Dave Ashley. Harris wound the rotary up and slipped into the_ lead, and excited the crowd by getting up on two wheels during the pass, but he held control and the lead. Teammate·Huber went to work on Esslinger next, and Rod Millen was fighting off an attack from Danny Thompson. Harris quickly gr, DESERT LOCK OUTER . Steel Threact Inserts ,,___ Tire Located Off Inner Ring Red Anodize Constructed of all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light weight and optimum strength * At last,a quality bead lock designed for Off-Road racing • All parts are available separately *In stock - Ready for shipment For Todays' Sophisticated 15" 13" 8"-10" UNLIMITED MIDGET MODIFIED MIDGET SPORT TRUCK MINI STOCK QUAD RACER BAJA BUG MODIFIE(?•MIDGET ATV WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE TOUGHEST, MOST DURABLE BEAD LOCK FOR YOU ! 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Ivan Stewart gained some valuable points for Toyota with a last lap "Hail Mary" pass to take second place in the destructive truck main event. o or on ooked strong ,n 1e en . econ m 1s Dave Kreisler had big troubles with the oversize Mazda in the UltraStock heat, but he kept it together to earn fourth place in the main event. 1600 heat. but traffic slowed /11111 to sixth ,n the crowded. 24 car ~----------Gary Kroses scored a keen third in his Super 1600 heat race. but his Raceco was down and out early in the heavy traffic of the main 1ivent. Despite such antics, Dan Esslinger drove his Ford to third in the first heat, fourth in the next one and fifth in the wild main event action. The UltraStock bodies are sure better looking this season, and Tim Maples scored a! hird in the heat and a fifth in the main in his sleek Mazda. ~ pulled a couple ot' truck leng-ths lead over Esslinger, who kept the same distance between himself .and Huber. Jeff Huber had to wait three laps to do it, but he managed to get under Esslinger in the same spot that Harris had. At the checkered flag it was Glenn Harris.Jeff Huber, Dan Esslinger, Rod Millen and Danny Thompson. The Super Lites were the first class out for a main event, with 24 tiny race cars taking part. Don Hartman was the early leader, but Russ East quickly took over. Rory Holladay settled into third ahead of Richard Obialero. As Holladay applied pressure to East the two pulled away from the pack, and the dice for first became a real battle in every tum. Rory H o lladay took the lead by muscling his way inside until the next lap and the two quickly caught up with lapped traffic. That is when Holladay banged Greg George had a busy night hopping from his UltraStock to the Funco, in which he took third in his 1600 heat and a very close second in the main event. into Chuck Parker, causing him to get off his line, and East capitalized to regain the lead. 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Banks made his way up front from his third row starting position to take the lead on the second lap. Chris Brandt took second with third going to Sean Finley, followed in by Brian Fry and Mark Ehrhardt. When the starter flagged off the UltraStock main event it was Vince Tjelmeland, Nissan, who grabbed the lead until he got sandwiched by Chris Neil, VW, andJeffElrod, VW. Neil emerged to lead the first lap. A lap later Greg George, Mazda, was able to get inside Neil to take the lead in the second turn, and George then quickly pulled away. Before the lap was over Jeff Elrod managed to push his way inside Tjelmeland for third. With Greg George way out front, and second and third place spaced well apart, the race action was between Tjelmeland's Nissan and Dave Kreisler's Mazda for fourth. Before the white flag came out Elrod reeled in on Neil and a good battle for second ended with Elrod winning the shoving match in the last turn. Greg George went on for an easy victory with a distant second going to Jeff Elrod and Christopher Neil held on in third. Fourth went to Dave March 1988 Defending truck driver's champion Jeff Huber got a good start on another title taking second in both heats in the Mazda and third in the main. Kreisler and Tim Maples took fifth. Twenty-four cars lined up in the Super 1600 main event, a real herd on the stadium floor. The sudden release of24 tightly wound engines sent a sigh of relief through the crowd but the drivers' couldn't hear it. As anticipated, a big pile up in the first turn allowed Greg George, who had just climbed out his victorious UltraStock, to take command. In second place Jerry Whelchel was having to work his way around the traffic to stay in the battle. Wes Elrod flipped in the melee and then got hit by Dan Fisk. After two laps leader Greg George had caught up with the pack and had lapped traffic to contend with, and Whelchel was able to close his gap as George tried to figure a way around. Then the traffic got the best of George as he and Dan Fisk tangled twice, giving the lead to Jerry Whelchel. Kent Castle and Ed Lynch tangled in the last turn, causing the other cars to pick their way around the obstacles. By the last lap Greg George had caught Jerry Whelchel, and the two went over the jumps and around the turns side by side. Whelchel was able to hold off the last ditch charge to take the victory, with George a very close second. Third went to Brad Castle Christopher Neil looked strong in his fancy VW UltraStock, and he drove to third in the main event and took fifth in the single heat race. Dusty Times

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Sporting a new sponsor and paint scheme, Frank Arciero kept ' Walker Evans looked strong in his new Jeep. but mechanical his Chenowth up in the points race finishing fourth in the heat woes knocked, him out of the lead early in the Grand National Wes E !rod joined brother Jeff on the stadium circuit opener. and he nailed fourth in heat 2 in his Mirage, but rolled early in the feature. and fifth in the main. f main event. Defending UltraStock points champion Ken Kazarian had a rough night, getting fourth in the heat race, but didn't do well in the main event. Danny Thompson showed off new paint and a new sponsor, Peak, for his Chevy. but despite a fifth in the first heat. he had woes all night. The Grand National trucks always look tidy off the start. but each race they shed body panels. lap by lap. as they crowd each other . through the corners. and fourth was Jimmy Nichols, followed by Frank Arciero, Jr. Chris Young put the jump on the other 21 riders at the start of the Ultracross main event. Young went wire to wire, but Mike Kiedrowski pressured him on the last lap after working up through the field. Third went to Terry Fowler and Larry Ward was fourth ahead of Jeff Mabery. Eleven trucks made the grid for the Grand National main event and the only. one missing was Dave Ashley's Ford. Defending championJeffHuber was starting from the third row with his teammate and heat winner Glenn Harris next to him. Up front Danny Thompson sat on the pole with Walker Evans next to him. In the second row was Dan Esslinger who had led most of his heat race, and the other heat winner Rod Millen was next to him. Team Toyota, Ivan Stewart and Steve Millen were on the fourth row, and Roger Mears, Nissan was all alone -on the fifth row. Joey Moore, Chevrolet, and Al Arciero,Jeep, made up the last row. Off the line Walker Evans slipped his new Jeep into the lead with a battle for second waging between Rod Millen and Danny Thompson. Millen won the argument and Thompson pushed his Chevy hard, and ended up on his side. Rod Millen (eltconfident and put an inside move on Evans in the rough corner, and it was rough, and Mazda took over the lead. TeammateJeffHuberclosed in on Evans, who was losing his steering, and the other Mazda of Glenn Harris was fourth. Rod Millen, with great finesse, was able to pick his way through the stalled trucks and gained four lengths over Evans. Evans' trouble was riot over, as he could feel Huber breathing down his neck and Harris also stayed within striking distance. Next came Stewart, then Esslinger, Mears and Thompson. When Evans came up on his teammate Al Arciero, who had flipped earlier, he was temporarily blocked, and Huber sailed into second, and Danny Thompson had flipped out of contention. On the following lap Ivan Stewart muscled his way around Harris for third and quickly reeled in on Huber. The white flag lap saw two Mazdas in front, the Toyota ·of Stewart in third, and the race was on. Rod Millen won the main for Mazda, but before the lap was Truck racing produces a lot of body contact. Here Roger Mears. Nissan. tries passing Dan Esslinger. Ford. who just met with a Hydrobarrier and made a rough landing. Dusty Times over Ivan Stewart made a daring pass on the last turn to take second place away from Jeff Huber, "':'ho was third. Glenn Harris was fourth ahead of Dan Diego will be in the April issue. Esslinger. Right now Mazda leads the The next round in this series at manufacturers points by a bunch Jack Murphy Stadium in San over Toyota, and Ford !s third. WE MANUFACTURE F.UEL SYSTEMS FOR COMPETITION RACING OVAL TRACK, OFF-ROAD, RACE BOATS FUEL TANKS: All sizes for all fuels. FUEL BLADDERS: Gasoline or Alcohol/ Methanol Stock sizes or to your print. SAF-FOAM, Pl.A TES, FILLER CAPS, CHECK VALVES USAC, SCCA, SCORE/HORA APPROVED Winner of the 1986 CNA Award for Safety in Racing. FBI Fuel Systems (213) 542-3835 March 1988 Page 29

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,. --. Muddy Racing At Lakeland, Florida It was truly Lakeland, and muddy last January as the D cars splash along the course led here by Richard Diez. Gene Windham is under the spray, as Jimmy Keys, #69, goes for the high and dry side of the jump. The day was overcast, the track was engulfed in mud, but F.O.R.D.A. produced its first race of the year at Lakeland Inter-state Speedway for the 24 cars that showed up to fight the mud. There were eight D Class cars, three 1600s, six in Class 1-10, and seven Novice Bombers turned out for the event. In the entry were six drivers participating for the first time in this series. Keith Bedsole and Norman Bigalow, driving in Class l machines, Richard Diez in D Class, Jack Griner, Jr. in the 1600 Class, and Troy Jenkins and Roy Ritter with their Novice Bomber Sedans. The day's activities consisted of two six lap heats and an eight lap feature for the Bombers. The bug-gies had two eight lap heats and a fifteen lap feature. The 1600s and Class 1-10 ran together in the heat races, and all the buggies ran at the s~me time in the feature. The Novice Bombers started the race action with their first heat of the day, and they held in a tight group for the first lap. Once again there was no entry list of names . for this class, so we will identify them by number. During the second lap A-1 made its move overtaking # 33, but by the third lap the field spread apart. In the fourth lap A-1 made the right moves, passing Troy Jenkins and picking up second place. #28, the first to complete a lap, was still in the lead at this point. During the next lap Jenkins pulled off the track because the door had opened, forcing him to the rear of the group. At the finish line it was #28 all the way, with A-1 second and #33 in third. ?even Bombers were on the ~,½'-4 BFGOODRICH TEAM T/A™s $375,000 Purse! Enroll today. And drive off with your share. 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While the thirl again was out front leading the lap was in progress, Mark pack, but A-1 and Jenkins were Amrhein ran into Richard Diez, side by side right behind. During forcing him off the track at the far the second lap Roy Ritter made a jump. It was bumper to bumper quick move, overtaking #33. with Robbie May on the front #209 dropped out after two laps side of the pack. Jimmie Keys and with a flat tire and #238 also went Bill Prout were side by side right out after two laps -withtta~s~is-behind him. During the seventh sion problems. It was #28, A-1 lap Bill Prout dropped from third and # 11 in a constant battle until to fifth. Sam Pace moved into the fifth lap when the leader; #28, third, and Gene Windham took hit a tire marker and rolled, giving over fourth. During the eighth the lead to A-1, who went on to lap, Pace hit a pole and rolled, and win the heat, followed by Jenkins came back in fourth position. and Ritter, the two newcomers. During the final lap Robbie May, There are only five Novice the leader, and Jimmie Keys Bombers ready for the feature bumped as they went over the far race. #209 led the way for the first jump. Jimmie overtook Robbie lap, then turned it over to A-1 for the lead and stayed there to the puring the second lap. Jenkins and finish line. Gene Windham was Ritter came around the far turn third. side by side. During the fourth lap All eight D Class cars made itto #209 had another flat tire and the starting line for the second dropped out. Ritter moved heat, but this time Sam Pace and around Jenkins· to take over Art Bailey were leading the way second place, then took the lead during the first lap. Starting the from A-1 . As they crossed the fin- second lap, going into the first ish line it was novice Roy Ritter turn, Billy Windham hit a tire who won the feature, followed by marker and rolled, and Mark A-1 and #33. Amrhein and Jimmie Keys were D Class ran alone ih the heat bumper to bumper. As they went races and eight machines were into the fifth lap Sam Pace was ready for the starting flag fortheir still holding the lead with Art first heat. Robbie May and Jim-Bailey running a close second and mie Keys were leading the way in Robbie May third. Bill Prout tight formation with Bill Prout pulled off the track when he ran and Gene Windham right behind out of gas. Bill said they checked them. During the second lap Sam the gas prior to the race, but they Pace maneuvered his racer around didn't realize the incline the buggy Joe Cunningham, #646, and J.R. Taylor put on a real show in the 1600 competition, side by side all the way. Cunningham edged Taylor on points. Dusty Times

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Norman Bigalow, leading, is about to be sandwiched by Bob Bohres, foreground, and Mike Hester goes inside en route to the unlimited class honors. The D cars of Art Bailey, in the water hole, and Robbie May attack a deep water hazard on the back side of the Lakeland off road course. was on was giving them a false 1600 Class lead, and Mike Hester reading as to how much gas was in led Class 1-10. Mike overtook Joe the tank. Cunningham during the fourth During the sixth lap Robbie lap just after the far jump. May had the opportunity and Keith Bedsole developed trans-overtook Art Bailey for the mission problems during the fifth second position. As they went lap and dropped out. Shortly through the final lap, it was Sam thereafter, the 1600 Class leader, Pace all the"way in first place, with J.R. Taylor had problems and was Robbie May second and Art Bail- in the pits on the seventh lap. ey third. Jimmie Keys to Mike Hester now was on his way overtake Mark Amrhein during to victory, but stalled out just the final seconds for the fourth after the far jump. It didn't take place position. much time to get him started and Class 1-10 and 1600 had a on his way again, and he didn't combined total of eight mean • lose the leading edge. As they machines on the ready line when went across the finish line it was their first heat began. J .R. Taylor Mike Hester, first in Class 1-10, and Joe Cunningham were the followed by Joe Cunningham, only two in 1600 Class. When the first in 1600 Class. Then came green flag gave the starting signal, Bob Bohres and Scott and Bob the 1600s were first away fol- Haire, second and third in Class lowed shortly thereafter by Class 1-10. 1-10. Taylor and Cunningham As the second heat for the cars ran side by side during the first started, once again J.R. Taylor lap. Mike Hester was on the lead- and Mike Hester were moving ing side for Class 1-10, with Rod I along the track side by side on the Miller, driving his Toyota truck, first lap. This time it was Mike bringing up the rear. During the who completed the lap first. Dur-second lap J.R. and Joe were ing the second lap J.R. made his bumper to bumper with Taylor move, overtaking Joe Cun-holding the lead. Keith Bedsole ningham. This lap took its toll of made a sharp move, overtaking dropouts. Bob Bohres bent a left the team of Scott and Bob Haire. · tie rod, Scott and Bob Haire lost As they went around on the third their motor, and Rod Miller devel-lap, J .R. Taylor was still in the oped problems that forced him In the feature race Mark Amrhein tries to stay ahead of J.R. Taylor heading into a mud hole. Amrhein f,n1shed the day fifth in D Class. Dusty Times Rod Miller has some interesting waterproofing on his Toyota pickup. but he had troubles in the feature arid retired from the action early. Billy Windham flies over the mud just ahead of Richard Diez. Windham was sixth on points and Diez was eighth in D Class at the end of the day. out. There were only four cars left on the track by the third lap, two 1600 cars and two from Class 1-10. While the fourth lap was in progress Joe Cunningham and J .R. Taylor tangled wheels. Taylor rolled, losing a lap. Mike Hester was leading the way in Class 1-10 over Norman Bigalow. As they went to the flag it was Joe Cun-ningham all the way for the 1600 April 29■ May 1, 1988 Class and Mike Hester for Class 1-10. Fourteen buggies were on the ready for the Feature Race, eight from D Class, two 1600s and four from Class 1-10. D Class was first off the starting line, followed by the 1600s and then the unlimited cars. It was Gene/ Billy Windham leading the way within D Class, Joe Cunningham in 1600 Class and Mike Hester in Class 1-10. As __......... ... 1 "' ANNUAL he landed from the first jump, Rod Miller lost the counter-weights that were on the bed of his truck. During the second lap, J .R. Taylor and Joe Cunningham were bumper to bumper once again with Joe on the front side. During the third lap, Sam Pace overtook Jimmie Keys, then Gene/ Billy · Windham, putting him in the D Class lead. Bob Bohres dropped out when he bent the right tie. rod, but Bob was back and running later. Mike Hester was doing it "his way", maintaining the Class 1-10 lead. Cunningham and Taylor were still at it, side by side, with Joe still slightly ahead. During the seventh lap, Taylor made his move and went around Cunningham as they went into a turn, and Robbie May went sailing by Sam Pace. Art Bailey developed shifter problems and dropped out. As they went around the tenth lap, J.R. Taylor was leading the way in 1600 Class. Bill Prout made his way from the bottom half of D Class to third place, and Mike Hester was the sole survivor in Class 1-10. In the next few laps Bob Bohres came back into action in Class 1-10. Mark Amrhein, another consistent D Class driver, moved right up the ladder to fourth place. W orking on the final laps, Gene/Billy Windham broke a tie rod and they were out. Sam Pace regained the D Class lead with Bill Prout right on his rear bumper. As they went by the checkered flag, it was J.R. Taylor in for the 1600 Class win, Sam Pace took the D Class victory, and Mike Hester won Class 1-10. Bill Prout was second and Mark Amrhein third in D Class. Joe Cunningham was second in 1600 Class. Bob Bohres was in second in Class 1-10 and Rod Miller was third. las Vegas Nevada Be part of the world's biggest, richest and toughest. The Mint 400 ... where finishing tastes almost as good as winning! 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The 56th MONTE CARLO RALLY Lancia Starts the New Year with Vidory Text & Photos: Martin Holmes 1 Jean-Pierre Ballet and Marie-Christine Lallement had a nervous last night on the rally, but their Peugeot 205 GT/ 1.9 finished a great third overall. Bruno Saby and Jean-Francois Fauchille scored a popular overall victory, leading most of the way in the Lancia Delta HF 4WD, the 1987 Champion of Makes. It was Saby's second WCR win. wondered where the anticipated opposition to the Italian and Japanese manufacturers had gone. This was an event that the Ford or BMW could have won hands down, but both decided to wait for rallies in warmer climates before emerging from hiberna-tion. The dry weather, particularly after last year's heavy snowfalls, was quite a change. lee note crews were much in evidence, not on the stages but in the hotel bars. "Actually we. had more work to do. It is easier to do our work if there is 100% snow. Any of the wet patches on the road we might find could turn into icy hazards, so we still earned our keep," one admitted. from Germany. It was a complete coincidence that Hannu's engine failed and oil poured out close to where the suspension had failed. The poor quality of pump fuel in· France means we have to bring our own with us," explained team manager Achim Warmbold. Warmbold had more bad news a few minutes later. In· wet conditions at Burzet, the fifth stage, lngvar Carlsson went off the road for good. It had been a short opening stretch for the rally but already Lancia cars were dominating the event, holding the top three places with Bertrand Balas leading Group N as well. Saby won the first stage, Yves Lou bet then took the for two stages, and after that Saby regained the lead which he kept until the finish. A glint of sunshine suddenly struck the podium as Bruno Saby drove his Lancia Delta HF 4 WO across the finish line of the 56th Monte Carlo Rally. He was finally achieving the one thing his international career had lacked, respect from his own people by winning the most important rally held on French soil. The years of hard and often fruitless effort had finally won the day, seasons of bad luck and second best cars were forgotten in this sunny moment. It was the light at the end of the tunnel of his career. Lancia's win at Monte Carlo was unusually impressive for this was their first.outing since moving from Pirelli to Michelin, and this event is the most crJ.Jcial on tires in the series. They overcame the disadvantage of dry weather, and it was poor performance on asphalt roads which had forced Lancia to design a reRJacement version for later in the season, but their. opposition was meager. Teams whose cars excel on asphalt did not take part, and because of a poor performance by Mazda, the rally went Lancia's way from start to finish. Their only disappointment was the last night retirement of Group N leader Bertrand Balas, when fuel pump trouble caused his demise. The newly homologated BMW 32Six 4 WO car of Francois Chauche won the production category instead. "I've followed the Monte Carlo Rally as long as I can remember", Saby told friends. "The rally always passes close by our home in Grenoble, and my father used to take me to watch." In 1986 Saby won the Tour de Corse, but his performance had been dismissed as it was the year Henri Toivonen died, even though it had been Saby who inherited the lead vacated by the Finn. Saby had occasional Supercar drives for Peugeot, but was always second choice behind the Scandinavians in the team.· He was seemingly unable to throw off the 'peren-JAMAR SUPER SHIFTER JAMAR JS3 - A super shifter designed for use in sand rails, buggies, off road race cars, and custom street cars that ·utilize a VW transmission. 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His professional career has been hounded by a stigma -he was not a Finn or a Swede, and the works teams passed him over for that reason. It was an interesting decision, in view of Saby's background, that Lancia selected an all Central European team, Biasion and Loubet, for the 1988 Monte Carlo, unlike their main rivals Mazda whose three drivers were Scand_inavians, Timo Salonen, Hannu Mikkola and lngvar Carlsson. It seemed Lancia was banking on a dry Monte and Mazda on a snowy one. While the Italian team were still using last year's Championship winning model, the new --•rale will be in action in Portuga1 ,., ~Aarch, Mazda had the original 323 4 WO version, with the now legal hand built six speed gearbox. Being wise after the event, one ·After last year's amazing reliability record for Group A cars, it was surprising that such a lot of problems happened on the opening stages this year. Mazda's new team member, Hannu Mikkola, had a wishbone mount-ing break on the second stage and what seemed to be an oil pipe fracture on .the third, which caused the engine to fail just before the end of the stage. At the beginning of the fourth stage Miki Biasion stopped beside the stage with an engine problem, caused by an oil pump failure. At the service point before the fifth stage Ingvar Carlsson was badly delayed by what appeared to be fuel pump trouble. "We soon discovered Carls-son's problem was due to diesel fuel having been put into the special fuel drums we brought This year there would be no controversial Lancia team orders, . it was everyone for himself. With -Biasion out the two remaining Martini-works cars were leading the heavier J oily Car of Alex Fiorio, while in fourth place was the Renault 11 Turbo of Alain Oreille. The intercooler and minimum weight rules had wrecked the Renault works team plans, but Oreille had entered privately and was driving as hard as he could, maybe just a bit too hard for comfort. Arriving at the end of stage 8, the car started sliding outwards; faced with a head on collision with the bank, the driver flicked the handbrake and the car shot off the road on the inside of the track. Luckily French co-drivers are certainly a good looking group. Here Marie-Christine Lallement ( Ballet) and Jean-Francois Fauchil/e (Saby) c_ompare notes. Francois Chauche and Thierry Barjou won Group N and placed a fine sixth overall driving the newly homologated BMW 325 iX 4 wheel drive. March 1988 Dusty Times

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Timo Salonen and Seppo Harjanne were up and down the charts in their six-speed Mazda 323 4WD, with fuel and turbo woes, but they finished fifth 0 /A. spectators lifted the car back on the road; it suffered some body damage and lost 20 minutes. Further back Timo Salonen had the unenviable task of running among the back markers. And, because of strange rules, he had to maintain this lonely position for two whole days, but he gradually fought back. From 42nd on the first evening he was up to fifth on the third. The third day was one that Loubet will never forget. "By this time the rally was heading further south, and those stages were ones we knew well. The day before Saby was delayed with transmis-sion trouble, which helped us keep in touch with him; now we were going to attack." After two kilometers into the first of Yves' 'local' stages was a bend with his name marked large upon it. "We flipped on to the roof, skidded off the road upside down, crashed headlong down the other side of a river with the car scooping stones and gravel inside and were finally catapulted back again. It was the most horrible moment in my life." Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio was wistfully wondering whether his 'free for all' policy was the best. "I'm not going to change my mind about him, though," Fiorio later confirmed, "we said he could attack and his future program with us will continue." Cesare's son Alex was now lying second. Political maneuvering to get him a coveted A grading on account of being last year's Group N Champion had been unnecessary. By being in the top three here, the youngster was going to earn the honor anyway. Another A grade was waiting for the third place driver and this was going the way of Jean-Pierre Ballet in a Peugeot Z0SGTI. This front wheel drive car was never considered World Championship material, but Ballet was driving · ~ ·mll~ ,C-",,a~tl with amazing verve. Every spectator ( drawn to the event in record numbers) was thrilled by his daring hand brake turns even if oil was pouring out and the steering was bent. Nothing, however, was detering the driver, but how long would it last? And what of Salonen? He finished the third day in fifth place, surely fourth was within his grasp, and Ballet was tantalizingly close to Salonen's sights. If there was some small problem with the Peugeot, the Mazda should end up third. After a year of all daylight rallying, the traditional 'last night on T urini' was held again, but it was Salonen, not Ballet, who had misfortune. Starting the first stage of the final leg the turbocharger failed, the Finn not only lost time on the stage but another nine minutes on the road and fell back to 12th! As Ballet finally breathed a sigh of relief Balas retired letting the BMW of Chauche come through to win Group N. By this time Saby and Fiorio Jr. were driving as slowly as they knew how. "It was the longest night I can ever remember,'' Saby admitted. Some wintry stretches were reported on the last stages, but apart from Salonen nobody was now driving hard. Lancia won their tenth Monte Carlo, their association with Michelin had begun on a happy note, and one particular driver's reputation had finally been secured. Some drivers gain success the quick and easy way, but Bruno Saby isn't one of them. It was Lancia one-two with Saby and Fiorio, followed by Ballet in the Peugeot, O reille in the Renault and Timo Salonen worked his Mazda up the line to finish fifth. Of the 169 starters, 109 were listed as finishers, but only 87 cars completed the 1988 Monte Carlo Rally route. ·-Charging through the snowy night run. Maurice Chomat and Gilles Thimonier finished 12th overall in the Citroen AX Sport and won the 1300cc category. Dusty Times SCCA So-Pac Divisional Rally Report By Lynnette Allison Licensing school date changed to March 19. Last minute changes forced the scheduled February 6 SCCA National Licensing School to a new date, Saturday, March 19. It will be at its original location, TraveLodge at the Park, with reg-istration and Continental Break-fast at 8:45 a.m., classes 9: 15 to 6:00 p.m. The correct motel phone number is ( 714) 7 58-8900. The school cost is $50 by March 14, $60.00 thereafter; $90.00 for two by March 14, $120.00 thereafter. The school meets all guidelines established by the SCCA Pro Rally Board for National licenses. Contact Lynnette Allison-, ( 714) 7 36-1442 for registration forms. The Southern Pacific Division wins top honors again. The SCCA National Pro Rally Board has awarded the Southern Pacific Div-ision the Divisional Rally Pro-gram of the Year award. This is the second time So-Pac has received this prestigious award. The award is to honor and recog-nize the efforts of the event organ-izers, participating SCCA Regions within the Division, Pro Rally participants, and the Divisional Pro Rally Steward. The award is presented on the basis of a well balanced and successful program, evaluated on the number, type and quality of events: rally sprints, rallies, licensing schools; ::ind the attraction of new Pro Rally participants. The award was presented at the SCCA National Convention Rally/ Solo Awards Banquet last month in Denver. l extend my congratulations to all of vou who have worked to make the program a success, to the ralliests who keep coming back for more, and to all the fam-ily members who so avidly sup-port the sport by attending all the events. When we all work together, we can only move for-ward within a great sport. Two, possibly more, new events in northern California are on the calendar for 1988. Ralli-ests and organizers met recently near San Francisco, working out details for a co-efficient l Rally Sprint on April 9. Plans are also in the works for a co-efficient 2 Rally May 21. Ralliests in the area are working closely with SCCA's San Francisco Region, and they hope to heal over some rally related grievances from past years in order to offer more events in that area. Watch this space for details. Also in the Nor-Pac Division is the Oregon Trail, a co-efficient 3 event set for April z: Contact John Nagel at (206) 754-9717. Their "Twin Divisionals W eek-end" with Sinclair-Rotter W ild West and Coachman Capital Stages rallies is set for September 10-11. Both events are co-efficient 2 rallies. Contact John Forespring, (206) 943-2191. The Midwest Division hosts Rough Riders, co-efficient 2 rally in Pueblo, Coloardo on April 9. Contact Kevin Mays, (303) 488-2922. The Gold Rush Rally, co-efficient 3, will run this year out of Westcliffe, Colorado on October 1-2. Contact Regan Smolkovich, (303) 477-9298. A major change in the National Rally calendar affects several West Coast events. The Wild West Rally in Washington is set as a National-Divisional event November 12 weekend, followed by the Barbary Coast, also cur-rently set as a National-Divisional event the following weekend, -November 19 out of San Fran-cisco. This is a unique opportun-ity for West Coast divisional ral-liests to experience some wonder-ful competition, with a chance to compare stage times with the " Big Time" runners. Currently, information indicates competi-tors will have the option of com-peting for National only, Divi-sional only, or a combination fee would earn dual points. · These two weekends, however, take over the time slot for the Indio VIII Endurance Pro Rally, traditionally held in November. Organizer Roger Allison gives three options: a tentative date in either October , o r back to December, or no Indio VIII, but instead a mountain sprint or rally. Plans are still tentative. T he second meeting of the Neophyte O rganizer's Club ( they hate that name, too!) was a tre-mendous success. Discussion cen-tered on four possible new events at several suggested sites, Perris, San Bernardino, Willow Springs, California City and Victorville. One interesting combination weekend would be a Friday Licensing School, Saturday Driv-ing School, and Sunday Rally Sprint. Intriguing, no! Club members are checking out the details and feasibility, so there is no firm event or even tentative calendar dates yet. This group deserves some credit, though, for stepping forward and promoting rallying in California. The next meeting, open to any non-experienced organizer, is Satur-day, March 12 at 10:30 in Cor-ona, CA. 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s.o.D.A. Vandermissen, Sr., Karen Jenkins and Mike Seefeldt, for their unsel-fish work in promoting SODA. All were past officers and are still very active in the association. Awards Banquet By Deb Freimuth elar, Class 1-1600 -Mike See-feldt, Womens Limited Buggy -Paula Parsons, Womens Unlim-ited Buggy -Ruth Schwartzburg, Womens Heavy Metal -Lori Nowakowski. At 5:30 that evening dinner was served to approximately 240 members. Howard Johnsons famous roast beef dinner with all the trimmings was again enjoyed by all in attendance. Master of Ceremonies Walt Schwalbe kicked off the awards to the top drivers in each class who received jackets, trophies, money and gift certificates in most cases, with first place drivers again receiving a complimentary bottle of cham-pagne from Dune Buggy Supply Corp. Tech chairman Don Poppie presented the Sportsman of the Year award to Deb Freimuth and outgoing President, Terry Prevost presented Outstanding Service awards to Walt Schwalbe, Dave A special Sportsman of the Year award was presented by Gregg Witte on behalf of the U.P. Stump Jumpers, it was presented to Dave Vandermissen, Sr. The Superior Off-Road Driv-ers Association's sixth annual Awards Banquet which was held January 15-17 at the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Wau-sau, Wisconsin, took the recogni-tion of being the "best ever". This was partly due to the generosity of General Tire Motorsports who sponsored the Friday night kick-off by. providing free beer and pop, hors d'oeuvres and videos for the entertainment of all there. The Brush Run 101 also brought videos of past races as did many of the association drivers. Saturday was dominated by meetings of various committees as well as meetings for race person-nel. A bus ran for the ladies' enjoyment to various shopping facilities and a trade show ran all day for the drivers to see what the newest equipment was and get a few tips from the experts. Thanks goes out to Midwest Off Road Center of LaCrosse, WI and Dune Buggy Supply Corp. of Hopkins, MN for having people available to talk with the drivers. SODA ·s outstanding Service Awards went to, from the left, Walt Schwalbe, Mike Seefeldt. Dave Vandermissen, Sr. and Karen Jenkins. Dave Vandermissen Sr. was presented a special Sportsman of the Year award by Gregg Witte on behalf of the U.P. Stump Jumpers, the course workers at many SODA events. • The 1987 SODA Points Champions are. left to right, back row, Dennis Ferdon, Tom Hackers. Dave Vandermissen. Sr .. Paula Parsons, Mike Sorenson; Middle row. Tom Jensen. Tom Schwartzburg, Sandy and Jeff Therriault, Jeff Jones, Tina Zelton. In front are Bi!I Graboski and John Znidorka. Page 34 The election of officers and clas.s reps was held during the afternoon and a new slate of offic-ers -.yere elected, which included: Terry Wolfe as President; Terry Prevost as Vice President; Karen Wolfe as Secretary and Deb Freimuth as Treasurer. New class reps elected were: Class 1 -Scott Schwalbe, Class 3 -Matt Foltz, Class 5 - Phil Freimuth, Class 5-1600 -Ron Karlman, Class 7S -Chuck Johnson, Class 9 -Tom Schwartzburg, Class 11 -Curt Gerald, Class 13 - Pete DeBeuk-Terry Wolfe was elected President of SODA for 1988, and he welcomed the big crowd to the sixth annual awards banquet, the best gala yet for the group. General Tire's Kevin Naumann presented plaques to the points champions who competed during the season on General Tires. Recipients of these awards included: Paula Parsons in the Women's Limited Buggy class, Tina telton, Women's Heavy Metal, Jeff Jones, Class 11, Tom Jensen, Class 13, Tom Hackers, Class 7, Jack Heidtman and Terry Bell, Class 4 and Bill Groboski, Class 6 . A set of tires was also donated by General Tire as a door prize and won by Donna Manicke of Marshfield, WI. Jeff Cummings represented BFGoodrich in presenting the Team TI A Awards. Jeff called upon the help of fellow Team T I A member and winner of the Baja 1000, Chuck Johnson to help in the presentation of various gift certificates. Champion Spark Plug certificates were presented to Dave Vandermissen, Sr.; Scott Schwalbe, Scott Taylor and Terry Friday. Dave Vandermissen, Jr. won a set of Hella lights and Scott Taylor won an Escort Radar Detector. A Bell Racestar Drivers Suit was won by Tom Vandehey. Team T I A awards were then presented to Bryan Frankenburg, second in Class 1-1600, Terry Friday, first in Class 1-1600; Matt Trelstad, second in Class 2-1600; Mike Sorenson, first in Class 2-1600; Mark Seidler, second in Class 4; Roger Lindsay, second in Class 8; Dennis Ferdon, first in Class 8; Scott Schwaloe, second in Class 1; Dave Vandermissen, Sr., second in Class 10 and first in Class l; Dave Vandermissen, Jr., first in Class 10. A second door prize of tires was donated by Formula Desert Dog and was won by LeeAnne Van-dermissen of Wilson, ML At the conclusion of the awards, tables were pushed aside to make room for dancing as "White Lightning" of Rhine-lander, WI provided the music. A special treat was provided when band members let Bob "Boo" Schwartz sit in on the harmonica, and later the guitar. Also during The BFGoodrich Team TIA season champions, from the left, are Dennis ' . the evening hundreds of door Ferdon, John Znidorka, BFG Rep Jeff Cummings, Bill Schirm, Dave Vander- prizes were given away to the missen, Sr., Terry Friday and Mike Sorenson. lucky person whose name was The General Tire Motorsports Season Champions are, from the left, front row, Tom Jensen. Jack Heidtman, Terry Bell, Jeff Jones, Paula Parsons, Tina Zelton: back row, Kirk Kaelber, Eldon Baker, General Tire reps, Tom Hackers and Bill Graboski, Kevin Nauman, General Tire Rep. March 1988 drawn, that is if they could claim it within 45 seconds. It's amazing how fast some of these people can move to get a free hat, shirt or one of the numerous other prizes given away. The weekend's festivities was concluded Sunday as the new board of directors met. The 1988 schedule of races was finalized to include ten races this season. Each year the banquet gets bigger and better, thanks to the many individuals involved. Spe-cial recognition does go out to Banquet Coordinator Randy Geier who once again did a superb job of organizing the banquet. With almost 300 people in attendance for the weekend, and an almost completely booked motel, it proves that the Superior Off-Road Drivers Association hosts one of the finest Awards Banquets in the country. Dusty Times ~---------------------------------------------------------------------

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Badgerland WI Club Awards for 1987 By Terry FriJay Badger/and Vice President Garry Parent contratulates President Terry Friday, who took the championship in both Class 1-1600 and Class 9. The Badgerland VW Club Inc. held its first annual Badgerland "Short Course Sprints" Awards Banquet at the High Cliff Supper Club in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on January 9, 1988. Along with providing a fine dinner, the Badgerland VW Club paid out over $700.00 to points winners and awarded jackets to the top finishers. Awards of Appreciation were given to The Woulf Brothers Racing Team and their friends for helping us out for the year, and again we thank them for their help. A Certificate of Appreciation was given to one of our members, Tom Buck, our head flagman and track controller. He had to work with many different spotters and track workers all year and did a magnificent job, and again we thank him. The top money winners in each of the classes are as follows: Class 1-1600, Terry Friday, Dave Hameister, Carey Bowles, Jeff St. Peter, Jim Allen and Jay Finke. Class 2-1600, Jeff St. Peter, Mike Gary Parent. left and Terry Friday present the championship jacket and points check to Beverly Friday the Women 's Unlimited Buggy winner. Sorenson, Paul Coming, Gerry Parent, Paul Dallman, and Curt Gerald. Class 11, Curt Gerald, Darrin Parsons, Mike Nixon, Glenn Cummings, Kent Ewert and Dennis Reimer. Class 10, Mike Sorenson, Jeff St. Peter, Paul Corning and Bob Lundt. Class 9, Terry Friday, Jay Finke and Gary Bowles. Women's Unlimited Buggy, Beverly Friday and Chris Gerald. Women's Limited Buggy, Paula Parsons, Chris Gerald and Dianne Parent. There are many plans for bigger and better races in 1988, with more contingency monies and bigger paybacks. The race dates are in the Happenings Column in this issue. All class points winners received a championship jacket, and here the Women 's Limited Buggy Champion, Paula Parsons gets her reward. Gary Parent, left and Terry Friday present a Certificate of Appreciation to Tom Buck for all his help with the spotter and track workers. Terry Friday shakes hands with Paul Dallman, the Class 5-1600 points champion at the Badger/and VW Club 1987 Awards Banquet last January. Pony Express ••• First of all we love your maga-zine. The only complaint is that you are not a bi-monthly publica-tion. Being from San Diego, we particularly enjoyed the article by Judy Smith about the New Year's Eve race at Plaster City. In this article, we couldn't help noticing that the race took place 100 miles "west" of San Diego. That's probably why we missed it. I can't swim and my doctor says I should cut down on my salt intake. I'm definitely not trying to insult Judy's journalistic integrity as she has, in my opinion, a true grasp of the sport from her first hand experience both in racing and enjoying the elements. It may sound nit picky, I suppose, but we just couldn't let ii: pass without making a joke. Thank you again for your tho-roughly enjoyable magazine. It is hard to put down a new issue. I find myself having to limit my reading time so not to "gobble up the whole cake in one sitting." Lynda Peterson Charles C. Eddy San Diego, CA You caught us with the map upside down, for sure. Judy did write that she had trouble with her compass on that trip to Plaster City and on into Baja California. We are glad you enjoy the magazine, but right now it is a full time job getting it together once a month. The Silver Dust 250 and SNORE Yoko Loco was one of Dusty Times the best ever races run in the southern Nevada area, and we have competed in most of them. Our thanks to both racing associ-ations. Both of them seem to give you the feeling that they are glad you are there, and it gives us the feeling that it is fun to race again, something the bigger groups fail to do. Our thanks also to the blonde in the orange T-shirt who really made our day. She was neat and one in a million. Let her know that we all really appreciated her, and will, because of her, look forward to the next race. From all of us, thanks for thinking of us. The Las Vegas Racers Both SNORE and Silver Dust Thank you for your support of all off road races. I always look forward to your race coverage. DUSTY TIMES is the BEST mag-azine going, without any compari-son. I hope to do .well enough next time to make the regular race cov-erage, instead of the enclosed saga for "The Losers" column. Ken Snyder Holtville, CA Thanks for your compliments, Ken. Your Parker problems are related in "The Losers" column in this issue. Big Dan here, wishing Judy Smith/The Losers and all the staff at DUSTY TIMES a Happy New Year from the Culver Racing Team. We have raced at the Superstition 250, Plaster City and Dunaway Dash. Like any other racers, we have had our wins and our breaks with our Challenger Class VW Baja Bug. The entire family participates in all of the events we race in, and my two youngest sons, Lee, 19, and Mark 17 , are the primary drivers and co-drivers. I have been .involved in off road racing for over 1 7 years, and for the last five years the family has done voluntary work for Score International at checkpoints and in the impound areas. Being the faithful subscribers to DUSTY TIMES that we are, we, the Culver Racing Team, want to say "keep up the good articles." See you at the races. Big Dan Culver Spring Valley, CA Would you like to know other people racing in your class, know when and where promoters are offering races for your class, and who are the other racers in your class that plan to enter a particular event? Would you like to know which events cost less to enter and where you can race at your own level? My name is Joe McMurray, and I race a stock Class 8 pickup. With the 1988 season already under way, we shall all be asking ourselves how we can improve the sport and promote its growth? With this in mind, I'd like to throw my name in the hat as sort of a "clearing house" for informa-tion regarding Class 8 racing in the deserts of California, Nevada and Arizona. If you run in Classes 3, 4, 6 or 7 I may be able to help also. Let's organize now, and plan March 1988 ahead for the 1989 season. For more info' write or call me. Joe McMurray P.O. Box 2026 Rosamond, CA 93560 (805) 943-5044 (eves) As a new owner of a Class 1-2-1600 car, I was greatly disap-pointed at the apparent unequal application of rules at the recent Parker 400 race. Specifically, I am referring to the fact that two cars disobeyed flagman's orders to remain stopped at the Highway 95 crossing shortly after the start of the race. One car even contacted the flagman physically. It was spe-cifically noted at the drivers' meeting that this type of offense would lead to disqualification. I find it a bit curious that no less than 50 people observed these violations, and yet these cars were allowed to continue racing even after one official stated they were, in fact, disqualified. I further find it unbelievable that the Martin Brothers car was penalized 15 minutes for allegedly "rolling a checkpoint" and not advised of this penalty until after the allotted time had expired to file a protest. · Not only was an apparent Class 2 victory taken from the Martin Brothers based on a complaint by someone working at a check-point, the Martins never had the opportunity to question the indi-vidual, prior to the Board making its binding-decision. Addition-ally, both cars that were sup-posedly disqualified for offenses on the California side, are now listed as finishing ahead of the Martin Brothers by virtue of their 15 minute penalty. At a time when high dollar rac-ing teams seem to be dominating racing, it is a shame to see a hard working, non-sponsored team fall prey to such arbitrary application of the rules. Dennis Miller Newport Beach, CA The Martin Brothers have plenty of support troops, as we also have a copy of a more detailed letter sent to Sal Fish, President of Score. We do sympathize with a team that feels unfairly penalized, and a "no stop" call is definicely a judgement call. We saw a similar stop, then u•m1ed on act a couple of years ago at Lucerne, and the man, who u•e saw stop wich our ou~1 eyes, l.l'as dis4uali-fied from his class win. Nobody ever said chat racing is entirely fair. The good neu•s is that we understand the IDRA has suggested that in the future no penalty be assessed unless the official u•ho called for it shows up at the Competition Review Board meeting, and it has met with favor from Score officers. DUSTY TIMES «•elco mes letters from all corners of off road actit1ity. The Pony Express column will feature all the mail l.l'e can fie into the space amilable. Please keep your words fairly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of /JTose may be edited, hut DUSTY TIMES u•ill /Jrinr your gripes as u•ell as your /Jraises. Letters for pub-lication should he at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to ap/Jear in the next issue. Page 35

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... TENTH ANNUAL PARIS-DAKAR RALLY Peugeot Wins Again Malcolm Smith is Fourth Overall in a Range Rover Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Two llme World Rally Champions. but rookies on this event. Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen took over the lead in the late stages and won the Paris-Dakar Rally ,n the Peugeot 205 T16 Grand Raid. a similar car to that driven to victory in 1987 by An Vatanen. --------------------------------------Peugeot became the first team to win Paris-Dakar two years run-ning. After a sensational exclu-sion of the ra II y leader Ari Vatanen, who had to start a spe-cial stage late after h'is 405 Turbo 16 Peugeot was stolen overnight, the rally-raid first timer Juha Kankkunen took over, driving a 205 Turbo 16 similar to that which Vatanen had used to win in 1987. Last year's winner Ari Vatanen was leading the Paris-Dakar at the half-way point at Agadez in Niger. Driving the new model Peugeot, he was an hour ahead of his dou-b I e World Rally Champion teammate Juha Kankkunen. Mit-subishi cars were strongly placed in the next four positions. Ameri-can driver Malcolm Smith was seventh, one of only two Camel Team Range Rover drivers still in the event and the only one in the top ten here. After a tough opening day in Algeria, when many private teams as well as the trucks servicing the top teams, got lost and were miss-ing, midway the accidents, partic-ularly to motorcycle competitors, had been plentiful. Two serious crashes happened to competitors in the car and truck category and led to fatalities when the co-drivers were ejected from the veh-icles as they overturned. One of these, a big truck, was the 1000 bhp OAF driven by Theo van de Rijt. In view of the fatal accident, team leader Jan de Rooy withdrew the team, without achieving his personal objective of making, for the first time, fastest time for a Page 36 truck on a special stage. Technical preparation, driving skill, navigation and logistical support played their usual, equally important roles on the 1988 event, with the navigational aspect becoming prominent earl-ier in the event than usual. By Agadez many serious teams had been forced to withdraw because their support trucks had become lost, notably the Toleman Metro Former Formula 1 driver Patrick Tambay and Dominique Lemoyne had early electrical failure, but moved up fast late in the game to finish third overall in the Range Rover. Midway Ari Vatanen and Bruno Berglund had the new Peugeot 405 T16 in a big lead. were delayed when the car was stolen, made up most of the lost time, and then were excluded. March 1988 Kenjiro Shinozuka, with Magne co-driving, moved into second overall at the finish driving a 1987 version of the very potent Mitsubishi Pajero, made just for the even:. team from Britain, the two Porsche 953s of former Grand Prix drivers Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Jacques Laffite, and the Renault powered Range Rover based lxcom specials of Bernard Darnich and Dany Snobeck. The Camel Range Rover team was the only top team to have lost cars through mechanical troubles. Salvador Canellas was out with electrical problems, and Patrick Zaniroli was out with engine fail-ure. They were also hindered by losing two support trucks on the opening day. The longest, biggest and richest annual motor sport event in the world attracted the biggest inter-national entry ever. The top eight drivers at Agadez came _from seven different countries and four different continents. But here the drivers with circuit racing career backgrounds were being beaten by rally and endurance event spe-cialists. Former Le Mans winners Henri Pescarolo, Peugeot, and Jacky Ickx, Lada Niva, were still in the rally, but both were delayed after crashing end over end. Ickx is also afflicted by missing sup-port vehicles, which led eventu-ally to the decision of his team-mate Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to withdraw as soon as his Lada had suspension trouble. Truck driver Clay Regazzoni was out on the first stage, which ran through end-less little dunes. Here many crews were bogged down and others lost their way. Patrick Tambay con-tinued after delays due to electri-cal trouble and getting lost. Form·er winner Huburt Auria! was out early in his ORE copy car single seat buggy with oiling prob-lems. Current Formula 1 driver Phipippe Alliot retired with engine failure in his Marathon Class Nissan. "So far this event has been too navigational", was the view of sixth placed Mitsubishi team driver Andrew Cowan in Agadez. "Often you can follow the organ-izers' instructions exactly, follow the compass heading they give you, and still cannot find the cor-rect route. We were unlu.cky that we got lost at the same time as breaking the front differential, so instead of losing maybe half an hour, we lost more than three hours. But, we are still in the hunt. The only thing that matters on Paris-Dakar is being' in the right· position at Dakar on January 22nd." "It's like a damned Easter Egg hunt!", exclaimed California's Malcolm Smith when he reached Agadez. "It's kind of a race, but it isn't a race. You never know American champion Malcolm Smith, with Alain Fieuw co-driving, had some navigational trouble along the way, but the team drove their Range Rover to a nifty fourth overall. Andre Dessoude and Jean-Louis Leran drove their Nissan Pathfinder to second in the Marathon class and placed seventeenth overall. Dusty Times

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where you are going. You can go half way without ever seeing anybody else. Sometimes you fol-low tracks, but sometimes you do not have any to follow. Then, one time we followed the tracks and got lost, and discovered we shouldn't have followed them at all!" Malcolm has competed on two and four wheels all over the world, but to him the Paris-Dakar was quite strange. Like Cowen, he felt the instructions were not con-sistent, some being accurate right to the exact compass heading, and others being well off base. "Some things are like the Baja races I know so well," said Malcolm. Once I was following someone in the dust, and the dust suddenly stopped. I braked like mad and found Kenjiro Shinozuka 's Mitsu-bishi stuck up to its axles in the Mexican-like silt, then we were stuck .ts well. It was talcum silt in a river bed, just like Baja. I have been trying to remember to· go around this sort of thing, because I am used to a buggy with long. wheel travel and big ground clear-ance which does not sink so eas-ily. But, you would have a tough time on this event in a 2 W D vehi-cle, even a buggy/ ' Pierre Lartigue and Bernard Maingret were forced out of the rally with a cracked cylinder head on the factory Mitsubishi Pajero prototype. Bernard· Oarniche had to retire the Proto lxcom, a Renault powered, Range Rover based special, when the team's support trucks were lost on course. W hen asked how the Range Rover performs, Malcolm said they were a good compromise, men(ioning that they have to be street legal. "These cars are tough, and _considering the abuse we have given the, I am surprised we haven't had any drivetrain fail-ures. Given the option, I would widen the car about six inches and lengthen it about 18. The extra length would give stability, and the wider track would help down the rutted tracks. When you make a turn you do a bob sled effect in the ruts, with the inside wheel riding on the top so the car tends to tip over. Just driving normally, it fits in the groove per-fectly. It is only a problem when you power into a corner. The front suspension is really good, but the rear needs improvement. Jan de Rooy·s OAF 1300HP. multi turbo, multi engined big truck was very last. but de Rooy withdrew the team after a fatal accident involving another OAF truck. Starting a stage, this giant sized Man 19361 FLT. driven by Beman/Bartman/ Kluge belches black smoke a't a pit stop, but went on to finish third in the bi[] At the back there is no progres-sion in the springs at all. " Smith continued, "The aero-dynamics work really well, and the engine runs good with plenty of torque. The car slips through the air and goes plenty fast. How-ever we have a terrible swirl prob-lem inside the car and we have a dust cloud inside all the time. W e are forever wiping the inside of the screen, about every three minutes, and the stuff gets into your eyes. I suppose the only way to stop this is to pressurize the The big trucks could be tough to pass on narrow tracks. This huge Liaz 111154 crewed by Moskal/Votjtisek/Zaiesky trucked smartly into a fine second in the big truck category. Midway at Agadez the surviving Range Rover crews study a map in a desert conference room; from the left, Alain Fieuw, Malcolm Smith, Patrick Tambay and Dominique Lemoyne. Dusty Times cockpit, or fit better sealing." When asked if anything sur-prised him about the event, he replied, " I'm surprised the top guys are not going faster. I am sure Ari could take a half hour off some of his times if he really wanted. But then, his 80 percent is better than most people's 100 percent. He still has that possibil-ity of one unexpected ditch, one deceptive corner, and the Peugeot is quite low. On one rocky stage I saw a lot of blue paint in the rocks, and that could only have truck class. come off Peugeot undertrays. But the biggest surprise is the speed of the big OAF trucks. Jan de Rooy passed me uphill in a sand wash, and I thought I was going pretty fast. He turned the turbos up and blasted around me. It was so excit-ing watching him work that truck through those little trails and rocks. He straddled huge bould-ers, he knew exactly how much clearance his differentials had. He' mows the overhanging trees down, and branches came_ flying off the top of the truck." The formidable Peugeot team. from the left. Juha Piironen. Juha Kankkunen. Ari Vatanen. Bruno Berglund. Henri Pescarolo and Pierre Forticq were fast in the desert and two finished in the top 20. The enclosed side panels on the Andreeto/De Simoni Mitsubishi Pajero make great billboard areas, and they chose a water sprite for their decor. March 1988 The Paris-Dakar restarted from Agadez on January 12th, and was immediately delayed by a sand storm on the way to Niamey. The route passed through Mali, Mau-ritania and finally Senegal before reaching Dakar. It was in Mali that Ari Vanaten 's Peugeot was stolen, at the rest stop in the capital city of Bamako around six in the morning. The mechanics had fin-ished prepping the car for the fol-lowing stage. The thief apparently did not know how to operate the fuel pumps, and the car was found two kilometers away. The Peu-geot was soon made rally worthy again, but by then the event had restarted. It is a strict rule of the rally that cars must restart within half an hour of their scheduled time, but Vatanen restarted two hours late. Meanwhile the Peu-geot team received a telephone demand for half a million francs in ransom. However, Vatanen made fine time on the stage des-pite having to pass trucks and slower vehicles in dust. Vatanen was provisionally given a penalty for the actual time he was late starting. This dropped him to ::cond place behind Kankkunen, ,ho himself was delayed · in the arly African stages by faulty ..:ngine management. Two days later pressure from FISA in Paris led to the exclusion of Ari Vatanen, despite the fact that most of the top running teams felt he should continue. Sb, in Dakar it was the Juhas, Kankkunen and Piironen in the winning Peugeot 205 T 16, almost three hours ahead of the Mitsubi-shi of Kenjiro Shinozuka. On the final days, Malcolm Smith was running a head of teammate Patrick Tambay, but Smith got lost for some time on the T enere Desert. So it was Patrick Tambay and Dominique Lemoyne who took third overall for the Camel (continucJ on /><l)!L' .NJ Page 37

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< Round Two and Three in the AMOCO Ice Series By Jim Cich Johnson/ Pate on a Roll at LaCrosse HermJohnson and Bill Pate co-drove their Volkswagen Golf GTI to a second consecutive victory in the Amoco Ultimate l.C.E. Endur-ance Series for Showroom stock automobiles. The two hour Old Style Cup endurance race at LaCrosse, WI, seemed more like a five lap sprint race, with Johnson leading a tight four car battle through the first hour. John Menard in a Dodge Omni GLH Turbo, Chris Orr in a Volkswa-gen GTI and Leighton Reese in another GTI mixed it up for second, third and fourth while Johnson maintained an always slim lead. As the driver changes neared, it developed into a GTI duo. Terry Orr took over from brother Chris and quickly passed Pate, who, still relatively new to ice -racing, was trying to adjust to the slushy course which had developed since morning practice. As quickly as it looked like the Orr brothers would walk away with a comfort-able lead, it all vanished. Pate regained the lead from a slowing, sputtering, water soaked Orr VW and coasted to the win. A flat tire added to the Orr woes, dropping _ them to a frustrating tenth. Jon Kurshinsky brought the Menard Dodge in ahead of the Brad Hoyt/ Leighton Ree e GTI. Class A winner Todd Schneider and Jay Dekko drove a flawless race in their Volkswagen Rabbit to stay on the lead lap with the top three speedsters to claim a ;e-spectable fourth overall. A lap down, second in Class A and fifth overall, it was Dan Otto and Kevin Carlstrom in a Volkswagen Fox, which they rolled in Sunday morning practice. Missing the season opening event, Dave Markquart and Jeff Sinden opened their year with their best ever finish in a Toyota FX 16, finishing sixth overall. In a battle for survival, Mike Page 38 Rappa and Joe Durst overcame a flat tire to claim rear drive honors. Mazda 323 GTX Shines in a 4WD Super Sprint Debut Everyone wondered what a stock four wheel drive automo-bile could do with four studded tires against highly modified two wheel d rive racers. Nobody expected it to win its first time out, but it did at LaCrosse. Mil-waukee's Karl and Lee Wuesthoff surprised everyone, especially second place finisher Leighton Reese, to take the overall win on points in the twin heat Super-Photos: Rick Corwine Sprint competition. In Saturday's opening heat Lee battled to third place before hav-ing second place dropped in his lap when John Menard's Dodge Shelby stalled at the last turn on the last lap. Reese drove to his third straight comfortable heat win of this series in his Mazda rotary powered Saab Sonett. In Sunday's heat Karl Wuesthoff took the wheel of the 323 and the lead as Reese filled his mirrors, but Karl held on for a 4.9 second win. The GTO honors went to Vir-ginia's Flip Groggins in a Honda John Dekko and Todd Scheneider won first in Class A in the Volkswagen Rabbit at both Lacrosse and Mankato, and they also finished second overall in Minnesota. Chris and Terry Orr had their Volkswagen G Tl out front in both locales but mid race t, oubles plagued them in both of the endurance races. March 1988 Herm Johnson and Bill Pate drove their VW Golf GT/ to their second consecutive victory at Lacrosse, WI, which put them in a strong points lead in the endurance series. ~ ---_j;,,_ John Menard and Joh Kurshinsky brought the Dodge Omni GLH home second at La Crosse, but failed to finish, after leading the race at Mankato, MN. Karl Wuesthoff led the· pack at the Sunday sprint in his Mazda 323 4 WO turbo, and with Lee's 2nd on Saturday, the brothers won the sprint title at Lacrosse. The 1987 co-champion John Dozier teamed with 1988 rookie points leader Brian Heitzman, and they scored a clean and steady victory in the Honda CRX at Mankato. Leighton Rees·e dusted the competition in the Super Sprint race at Mankato, and he drove the Mazda powered Saab Sonnet/ to his second win. Dusty Tima

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Civic. The Stock victory went to Jerry Orr in a Volkswagen GTI, who was third overall on points. Dozier and Honda Return to Championship Form The defending Amoco Ice Ser-ies driver co-champion and Manufacturer's champion re-turned to the top of the victory stand, regaining last year's form at the Mankato Snowfest Challenge two hour endurance race. The third round of the series took place early in February at Man-kato, Minnesota. John Dozier and his new driving partner, rookie Brian Heitzman, brought their Honda CRX Si home ahead of all the Volkswagens. They did it the same way Honda won in '87, by running clean and steady. Bad Juck knocked two leaders plus the series point leader out of contention. Pole sitter Jon Kur-shinsky held control of the lead until a flat on lap eleven. Electrical woes later sidelined" their Dodge Omni GLHS for good. Dozier took over for the next eleven laps, dogged by the Volkswagen Golf GTI of Herm Johnson. Then a VW took the lead, but it wasn't Johnson's GT!, it was Chris Orr's. Orr dramatically stormed through the field from 22nd position in only -20 laps. Orr's VW was forced to pit on lap one to clear a heavily iced over windshield. Orr padded a growing lead until the scheduled midpoint driver Paris-Dakar (from l>a~c 37) Range Rover team, followed in just over an hour by Malcolm Smith and Alain Fieuw. The pri-vate Range Rover of Kenyan Gerard Miller was another hour back in fifth, the first non-works vehicle to finish. Rounding out the top ten it was Ambrosino/ Guehennec in sixth in a Peugeot 205 Tl 6, followed l:,y Ratet/ Vantouroux, Toyota BJ7 3, K. & M. Tijsterman, Mitsubishi Pajero privateer, Deladriere/ Ber-thuel, Proto Euromarche, and Jerome Riviere, Toyota LJ 73 in tenth overall and the production Don and Marianne Coatsworth led Class A points, and they finished third overall at Mankato in their quick Volkswagen Fox stocker. Bill Pate rolled the VW G Tl in front of the pits at Mankato. but he and Herm Johnson got back in the race and wound up fourth overall! change, but never quite made it to the pits when the shift linkage came apart, leaving his helmeted brother Terry waiting in pit lane. The VW was stranded on the back of the course and John Doz-ier was back out front. The Orrs lost ten laps, but Terry fought back to salvage 11th. This makes two events in a row that a mid-race Orr lead was dissolved by disabling luck. Bill Pate took over the other GTI from Johnson and rolled the series leading car in front of the pits. Pate stayed strapped in while workers righted the car, then brought the car around to the pits where the broken windshield was removed and a face shield fitted to his .helmet. Pate returned to the race with only two laps lost, but second overall at the flag, only he was called back in by the stew- 26.05 seconds behind the win-ards to be checked over by the ning Honda. This was the highest medical crew. Johnson took over overall finish by an SA car in the the cold cockpit until swapping history of the Amoco Ultimate again to give Pate his minimum ICE Endurance Series. Len Jack-required driving time. Amazingly son and Bob Brost teamed for this team salvaged fourth place their second rear drive victory of overall. the season in a Datsun 2402. While many of the SGT cars Weather played a factor in this were falling by the wayside, sev- event. Temperatures in the high era! SA cars were moving up into forties nearly destroyed the track the top ten, two challenging for on Saturday. Four ICE Series the lead! Don and Marianne "Snow Pro Patrol" plow rigs, Coatsworth were always in the supplied by Chevrolet Trucks, top five with their VW Fox, as Meyer Snowplows and Ski-Doo, high as second as late as ten laps worked into the night to replace from the end, and they finished 75 percent of the water filled third overall. Todd Schneider and course. Cooler Sunday temps Jay Dekko brought their VW kept the fresh and shorter course Rabbit through the pack into in excellent dry condition. Marathon category winner. He ting some well running cars out 9f many accidents, and many news-was closely followed by Andre the rally because they had no papers took note of the official Dessoude's Nissan Pathfinder. A support. unhappiness with the event from Tatra T815 driven by Loprais/ As a competition the 1988 FISA,wholongformorecontrol. Stachura won the big truck class Paris-Dakar was marred by two , In a sporting sense the event, ·and finished 19th overall, and factors. Frequently wrong route was a great success for European Orioli aboaro a Honda won the instructions often meant even the teams, whose cars took seven of motorcycle category. top teams. were lost in the desert the top ten places. In an endur-Peugeot's success was not until by chance they found the ance sense, drivers reported it was unexpected. Their cars were the right route, or they were guided as easy as they could ever recall. only vehicles completely evolved back to the course by the organiz- Nearly all the event was held on with competition in mind. But ers aerial spotter planes. And, the sandy desert, with very little over much of the story of the event was unnecessary harshness of the first rocks. Yet, of the 427 cars and decided in Algeria, when the first day's route caused considerable trucks that started, only 88 fin-African stage proved very diffi- suggestions of unfairness by the ished, proving the back-up sup-cult navigationally and eliminated organizers against the privateers. port is the most important ingred-not only a large proportion of the There was almost constant media ient of all. The Sahara is not a private entry, but many service attention this year, all three place to go without being fully Leighton Reese Regains Hold on Super Sprint Series After flipping his Mazda powered Saab Sonett in Saturday practice, Leighton Reese ran away from the field to claim his second Super Sprint win for modified cars. Jerry Orr finished second in his VW Golf GTI. Later, Jerry Orr took an overall win in a five lap bonus race for stock based Super Sprint cars. After three events Johnson/ Pate lead the points for the en-durance series with 161. Dozier/ Heitzman are barely second at 112.5 over Reese/Hoyt at 112. The Coatsworths are fourth with 104 points followed by the Orrs with 90 points. Three more events remain on the 1988 calendar. A final quote fro~ Malcolm ·Smith indicates it is an incredible experience. He said the T enere Desert is spectacular, all white sand with no horizon as the sand blends right into the sky, and you need a high tech compass. Mal-colm was impressed by the camaraderie of everybody. Stranded one night in the desert, he said they all put their vehicles in a circle, go~ the campfire going and shared what food they had with the bike riders. Smith wants to try again to win this long, tough endurance contest, for the chal-lenge of the competition and for another look at the spectacular trucks from the top teams, put- weeks, much of it drawn to the prepared. __ ::___ ___ _:_ __________ __:_____:_ _____________ --'--:::;:-.-:,:;..--:::-,-,-----k / ~ There were several dune buggy style creations on the event, and this Proto Karo was moving well past the chopper, but did not finish. They have big service pits in the Sah;ira, and the Toyota FJ73 of veterans Fougerousse and Pinon speeds away en route to finish 22nd overall. This sleek looking rig is called a Euromarche prototype. and sports a neat rear spoiler. Deladriere/Berthuel drove this one to ninth overall. Spotting a familiar looking vehicle, Malcolm Smith has a good look at Claude Arnoux's four wheel drive buggy at a stop in Sahan Berry. Dusty Times After being delayed in the early stages. eventual winners Kankkunen and Piironen stormed through traffic to regain second place midway atAgadez. March 1988 There was at least one American made rig on the Paris-Dakar. This Safari striped Jeep Cherokee driven by Cadi and Douaud · finished 25th overall. Pag~ 39-

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ALL TERRAIN ENTERPRISES MOTOR SPORT PRODUCTS ATTENTION OFF ROAD RACERS!! ALL TERRAIN ENTERPR ISES wants all of you to know that we will be at the Mint 400 on Contingency row selling Yokohama Tires as well as wheels and special race tu bes. We wil l be availabl e to re-mount any Yokohama tires as a special courtesy to you. This is a FREE SERVICE, courtesy of Yokohama. A.T.E. will have a main pit set up at the start/fin ish line for the Mint 400, as well as at all other SCORE/HORA races. You are welcome to pit with us or drop off your fuel, spares or whatever you anticipate needing and give us your car number and we will take care of the rest. If you know in advance you will be needing our services, please give us a call at (619) 240-3186 or (800) 892-5263. This also applies to tire orders. We don't want to be caught short, so call in your order as soon as you can. REMEMBER that Yokohama has the Yokohama Pit Support Team, run by Dennis Rogers. He mans three on-course pits, and this is also a FREE SERVICE provided by Yokohama Tire to all racers. Give Dennis a call at (818) 335-7757. / 22264 Ottawa Rd .. Unit 1 Apple Valley, CA 92308 1987 BUDWEISER FRT SUPERSTITION SERIES CHAMPIONS JOEY ADZIMA. JR. · CLASS 10 STEVE WOLCOTT · CLASS 1-2-1600 CECIL WRIGHT -OPEN UNLIMITED NICK GROSS -CHALLENGER CLASS KEN GOLOJUCH • BIG TRUCK CLASS AL DELAROSA -LITTLE TRUCK CLASS GREG SANDEN -CLASS 5 TOOD TEUSCHER -CLASS 100 CHUCK MEAD · CLASS 6 SusrHmsion Components (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 CHUCK TAYLOR PREMIUM PETROLEUM LUBE 349 MAINSAIL RD. OCEANSIDE, CA 92054 . (619) 433-8777 Lubricants Specialist SOUTHWESTERN PETROLEU M CORPORATION SINCE 1933 ·rrackside Photo, Inc. Peter Hatch (213) 609-1772 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. •. Carson, CA 907 46 Page 44 See You At The Races!! DAVE AND CAROL Complete Line of Tires Competition Tires Offro"ad & Motorcycle Products NACE TNANS BY JEFF RELDt TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering UnitH Chatsworth, CA 91311 TA~c~· 112 Octane nick 118 Octane Super-nick 100 Octane Unleaded racing gasoline Alameda County 14151 538-RACE Ph~nix 16021 952-2575 Bakersfield 10051 393 -8258 Portland/Vancouv,,r 12061 693-3600 Bremerton 12061377-7951 Riv"side 17141787-8141 Denv,,r 13031 452-5239 Sacramento 19 I 61 638-RACE El Centro 16191 352-2600 San Diego 16191 460-5207 Hawaii 18081 682-5589 Saugus 10051 259-3886 Huntington Beach 17141 536-8808 Seattle (206) 833-0430 Long Beach 12131979-0198 Spokane 15091 483-0076 IDs Angeles 12131863-4801 ltlClties 15091 547-3326 Las Vegas 1702)871-1417 Tucson 1602) 326-8770 Orange County 17141 634-0845 ~natchee 1509) 663-2912 UiPJ UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 8745 MAGNOLIA, SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 619/449-9690 Power Steering - Brackets Aluminum Fabrication - Tabs M Louie Unser LOUIE UNSER Racing Engines 1100 E. Ash Ave. Suite C Fullerton, Ca. 92631 (714) 879-8440 March 1988 (619) 240-3186 So. Cal. (800) 892-5263 .,.,,. ,.,.,, ••• a,o,cs 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. •WEB-CAM. 12387 Doherty St., Dept. OT PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS . Riverside, CA 92503 (714) 73S 2200 0Not legal lot,_,. In CA Ofl pollutlOn COfll~d t1eh1C.IH. Engine & Machine Phone (602) 242-0077 2733 W. Missouri VW -PORSCHE • OFF ROA D 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 (619) 741-6173 Custom Wheels Phoenix, Arizona 85017 F.or advertising rates & Information contact Wright Publishing Co., Inc. PO Box 2260, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 Dusty Times

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F.A.I.R. By Dave MassinRham The FAIR pit team has been so busy lately, that we forgot to send our news and race reports to DUSTY TIMES the past few months. We are trying to correct this situation, and hope to con-tribute with a regular monthly report this season. FAIR had 28 starters and 20 finishers at the 1988 running of the Parker 400. We had an unfor-tunate loss of the overall win when both the T em pies and the Martin brothers were penalized 15 minutes each for course infrac-tions. That is still being talked about, The Temples ended up · third in Class 2 and the Martins were fourth in the same class. Dick and Gary Weyhrich showed in second place in Class 10, and in Class 5 Darryl Gibson was fifth and Gene Norman was sixth. Congratulations to all ·who "fin-ished the first race of 1988. We had a first time Race Man-ager team. Pete Dutton and Char-lie Nieto teamed up to handle the responsibilities. Pete is an owner/ driver in the Challenger Class and Charlie had been a rider in the past in both 5-1600and 1-2-1600 race cars. )ney did a fine job at the Parker race. Managing 28 cars and setting up ten outlying pits wasn't an easy task. Thanks to them. Also a big thanks to Tom Ott who helped at the main pit and Wayne Morris who joined the Weatherman on the top of the mountain to coordinate FAIR radio communications. A big thanks to the Weatherman, Bob Steinberger. Without his help on top the mountain until 3:00 a.m., it would have been very difficult for everyone. FAIR's next race will be the Gold Coast 300 on March S; hope to see everyone there. FAIR meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn on Harbor Blvd . at the 91 FWY in Fullerton. Anyone interested in FAIR, please come to a meeting and see what we are all about, or call Dave Massingham at (213) 943-1916. CORE had an excellent turnout of drivers and pit folks for the Scqre Parker 400, and the club came away with a great tally of a first and a second plus many high finish positions among the 18 CORE cars that started the race. In California CORE 'had a mini main pit at the start/ finish, a full pit at Rice, the bottom of Thunder Alley and the top of Thunder Alley, plus another pit at the North 95 road crossing. The CORE Main pit was at the Ari-zona start/finish, and worked very well. On course there were pits at Midway, Bouse, Keele Ranch and Swansea. Race -Man-ager Steve Ferrato did a great job keeping it all running sm_oothly. Three cars started in Class l and two of them did very well. Chet and Lloyd Huffman got the Toyota powered ORE into fourth in class, and our T ucsori member John Kelly was less than half a minute behind them in fifth. Jim and Mike Zupanovich lost a Dusty Times cylinder on Thunder Alley. In Class 2 Terry McDonald got in two good legs, but lost the trans on the last round. Jerry Finney/ Dan Foddrill lost their trans before Thunder Alley. In Class 7S Cam Thieriot/ Greg Lewin lost the steering on their Toyota in California. Mark Barnes drove alone and fast in his Class 10 Raceco, and Mark won the 37 car class by 3½ minutes in a great drive. Despite a fuel pump problem on Thunder Alley, Scott and Larry Dinovitz made up time in Arizona and were seventh in Class 10. Bill Poe and Mark May had shifter woes in their ORE but finished tenth in Class 10, after rolling on the last leg. Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson had torsion adjuster failure early, but carried on to 13th, and our only non-finisher in Class 10 was Doug Wall, out early with a broken torsion bar. Dominic Borra and John Bass·o did an outstanding job in their ORE, taking a close, by seven seconds, second place in the 76 car 1-2-1600 field. Jack Ramsay and Rick Mills came back from a roll over to take 11th in the huge class, and Dave Ramirez/Dan Aroujo were very fast in Cali-fornia, but dropped to 13th ·at the finish. The Dave Fessendens were doing very well until young Dave stuffed the Chenowth under a bridge guard rail and lost a lot of time getting out, dropping the team to a 27th place finish. Roger and Dave Shuman bent a tie rod and had other troubles and retired on the California loop, as did John Lind, out with a broken trail-ing arm. Our lone Challenger car did very well in the 50 car herd. Dennis and Joel Stankavich drove to a great sixth place. CORE meets the first Tuesday of each month, and guests and prospective members are always welcome. The meeting starts at 8:'00 p.m. at the Dugout in Van Nuys near the intersection of Hazeltine and Oxnard. CORE is actively seeking new members, both driver-sand pit folks. If you can't make a meeting, call the Race Director, Karen Clark, at (818) 345-3833 for full informa-tion on how to get involved with the CORE pit team that services all the major desert races. ,~YOKOHAMA l'suPPORT TEAM welded on Frank Vessel's Class 8 . Hope it held Frank! They now call themselves "Welders to the Stars." The Midway Boys also changed a spindle on Danny Ash-craft's Challenger, helped roll over a 2-1600 · who joined the Upside Down Club, and changed a BFG tire on a Class 10 to a Yokohama tire that took fourth place. Crew ChiefJay King was at the third pit at Swansea. They spent the day relaxing except for Joel and Rick who jogged two miles to give a Class 10 a fan belt. But the blender was going, so a good time was had by all. Thanks to Dave, Earl, Charlie, Dale, Paul, Bob, Steve & Debbie 0., Bonnis, Rick, Donnie, Joel, Mike Luper, Steve G.,.Phil, Scott and Gary. Special thanks to Norm and Bruce of the Toyota Pit for moving over and letting us pit n,ext door. Thanks also to Lothringer Electronics, Valvo-line, German Auto, Perma:-Cool and the City of Parker, Arizona for hosting the race. , Now on to the Gold Coast 300. There will be three pits, one at Mile 29.5, one at Mile 63.7, and one at about Mile 75 after the Freeway crossing. We will hand out maps at Contingency Row so you will know of any changes. Now for MY input. Thank you to the guy who called about help-ing Dennis in the Pits who said I sounded like an angel. That made my day! Okay ladies, you who let your husbands and sweethearts go to the races, it is time to unite! This is a Las Vegas race coming up, so don't sit home and clean house or watch the kids. Come along to Vegas with me. After all the guys are always going to races and spending a lot of money; don't you think you deserve some fun? What better way to spend a race weekend than sitting at the tables and spending the guy's -money! Just remember what you win is yours! Thanks honey, for letting me put my two cents worth in. See you all in Las Vegas. We still need volunteers in the pits. So get up and give us a call. For more information contact Dennis Rogers at{818) 335-7757 ~ · OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM By Nels Lundgr<..'n Hello off roaders; we are back Yokohama race fans at Parker at the typewriter again. The may have been a little confused Checkers elections are over, and abou nhe Y okoha-ma Support the new officers are Glenn Wolfe, Team. The question of the day President, Nels Lundgren, Vice-was, is Yokohama Support pitting President, and Jim Gregory and or not? The question was solved, Steve Burack return as Secretary and yes they did pit. For the rest and Treasurer respectively. of the year they will supply three The Checker banquet was full service pits per race. anothergreatsuccesslastJanuary, There were three pits at the although slightly down on attend-Parker 400, the first was at the ance. Many of our most staunch start of Thunder Alley. lt was run pitters were recognized this year by the Vest Family, and it was the . for their outstanding contribu-best looking pit on the course. tions to the club. Workers such as They helped Spencer Low with Big John Files, Vance Scott, Clar-welding, before he rolled, and , ence Carter, Tony and Mario rebuilt Pete Sohren 's front A arm. Vanillo, Rick Crivier, and Ray They helped a number of other Bennett, to mention a few of our vehicles and had a very busy day. hidden heros, were presented The second pit was at Midway, with jackets. known to old timers as Hour Steve Kassanyi presented the Glass, and Dennis Rogers ran the 12th annual Dr. Checker awards pit. They were very busy, and they to a host of folks, including weldedonDwightLundell'sClass· DUSTY TIMES' contributor 7 truck, who took second, and Judy Smith, honored with a spit-March 1988 toon full of pencils as the best off road journalist in the business. Each year the Checkers also pre-sent Achievement Awards to their finest folks. The 1987 Roo-kie Driver of the Year is Willie Melancon, IDRA Director George Thompson received a Special Achievement trophy, and Russ Welch was named Driver of . the Year. Pit Co-Captains of the Year are Big John Files and Clar-ence Carter, and Pit Persons of the Year are Max Norris and Mario Vanillo. The top honor, Checker of the Year went to Max Norris. The first race of the new SCORE/HORA season has come and gone at Parker. The Checkers went out in force starting 30 cars and one bike, comptising eight percent of the field. We finished 18 cars and the one bike to stay even with the rest of the classes. Our presence at the finish line was definitely felt, as Jim Stiles and Jim Greenway were the first car across the finish line in Class 1. Alas, Tom Koch was hot on their tails and grabbed first place in Class 1, and second overall, put-ting Jim and Jim into second in class and third overall. In Class 2 Tom Martin and T evon Murachanian held their new car together and finished eighth in class and 13th overall, and David Kreisler was right behind in ninth place, 14th over-all. Rex Keeling ran well in Class 10 and finished third in class and 20th overall. That put five Checkers in the top 20, and 25 percent of the top 20 seemed pretty dominating, but the club was not done. First place in Class 7S and 98th overaU belonged to Steve Luport. It was a tight race in Class 5 all day between the teams of Bob Utgard/ Jeff Hibbard and George Seeley Jr./ Howard An-derson.Jeff came across the finish line first to take second in class and 55th overall for his team. Howard was in five minutes later for third in class and 62nd overall. The Class 7 4x4 of Gregg Symonds continues to improve, and Gregg came home fourth in class. In Class 5-1600 the Cooks ran into a little trouble, but fin-ished in the money, fifth in class. Doyle Mosley had shock and light trouble, but finished the race, 15th in Class 5-1600. Steve Kel-ley sported a new paint job on his old truck, and went head to head with all the new trucks. But Kelley came up short, finishing eighth in Class 8 . Steve Taber was our lone bike, and he managed eighth in his 250 class, and 31st overall in the bike race. With 76 starters in Class 1-2-1600, the competition was hot and heavy. The club had eight cars running, and four finished. John Slagor and Phil Bowers were the first Checker team to finish, and were tenth in class, 41 st overall. Jim Sumners was next, 17th in class and 49th overall. Our two members plugging away in the class were Brian Steele, 40th, and 111 th overall, and Stuart Chase, 43rd and 129th overall. .Yet these people had it easy. We still had two finishers in Challenger Cla_ss. Bob Bertrum and Jorge Espino managed 11th in class, 135th overall. B.J. Bates and his mom Maxine were 23rd in class and 182nd overall. Phew! Uncle Max Norris has just fin-ished a new Checkers album recounting the last fourteen years of Checkers history. Filled with facts, profiles, pictures and . memorabillia, this is a book defi-nitely worth looking over. All Checkers received one free, so find a member you can borrow one from to have a look. -One interesting fact is that since 1974 Checkers have won the Mint 400 overall six times. Words of Wis-dom, "Sure you can drive a motor home in to that pit." See you at the Gold Coast after Mexico for Lou's race. CONEJO on ROAD RACINGTIAM By Mike Schwellinger It was a super feeling to cross the finish line and find that we'd won the first race of the 1988 sea-son with virtually no problems. We're proud of the fact that the Parker 400 was our 14th ,:onsecu-tive finish. Part of the credit for that record goes to the efforts of our entire support team. Some of the credit goes to our Bill Hiatt-built engine with its Isky Cam, and credit also goes to the prod-ucts of our sponsors. Our spon-sors for the 1988 racing season are: Conejo Off Road and RV, General Tire, Kreider Welding, Coast Machine (Driveline), 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Explorer Lights, Smittybilt, Con-trol Master, Sports Racing Gas, and Mr. Sticker. As I was sitting in the Jeep breathing fresh, pumped air, wait-ing to start the Arizona loops, I ' was thinking about all the race personnel who breathe dust filled air and stand out in the hot sun or in cold, wet weather and put in hours and hours of time bJ;:fore, during and after each race. They never get any of the. glory for all their work or enough thanks either. We can't thank each indi-vidual personally, but our whole crew would like to let them know that we appreciate all they do just so the rest of us can have fun. We'd also like to thank DUSTY TIMES for all the good press they give us. The only thing we didn't like about the Parker race was the extremely long wait in contin-gency line, which was due, I sup-pose, to the large number of entries. I wish there was some way to speed it up .. .it gets HOT out there! We were also disappointed that Jeep didn't come through with any contingency money for Class 3, as we were led to believe they would. We need · to hear from Off Road Video. Would you please call us at (805) 498-9880. See you all at the Gold Coast! AffENTION PIT TEAMS Send in your· tales of triumph and troubles to DUSTY TIMES soon after a race and it will be featured on these pages. Send to: DUSTY TIMES 5531 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Pqc 45

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: Class 10 single seat race car. 1st place winner 1986 at Lucerne, the Mint, Baja 500, Barstow. O .R.E. frame, Fox shocks, EMS motor, Field's· trans. Professionally maintained and prepared by Greg Lewin of O.R.E $14.000 complete. Call Steve at ( 805) 344-2133. FOR SALE - Class 5 race ready. Great fo r pre-run car, still competitiw 5 car. Trailer and all equip me n t . $9500.00. Call (619) 728-0837. ,. FOR. SALE - Class 5 car/ pre-ru nner. Neth. 9" widl'r heam, Wright front arms, Woods 3x 3 arms, Bus trans. 1835 VW . Tu rhos, Ri I stein, M astl'rcraft, 2 2 gal. cl'II, many sparl' parts, havl' license platl's. Sl'con.l place at the 1986 Superstition 2 50. $6500.00 oho. Call Waym· at ( 714) 770-2495 days, (714) 496-6615 ews. FO R SALE OR TRADE FOR CLASS 7 TRUCK: 1-1600 Ber-rien 100 1 chromoly 98" wb. All fresh and fast. $7000.00. Class 9 or !0ss FUNCO SS-II, 98" wb, fresh, older but fast and priced right. $4500.00. Call (414)865-7792. . FOR SALE - Callen trailer Hx22 race car hauler. $4500.00 oho. Tvpe i 2180 FAT roller crank motiir. $2000.00. Call Roh ( 7 I 4 ) 594-3858. FOR SALE: 38' Pro Am 5th wheel trailer; 7 .5 generator, compressor, work benches, drill press, grinder, sander, parts washer, pressure water system, air co nditioners, 110 lights. Inside and out like new. $11,500.00 . '84 Ford dual wheel crew car 4x4 loaded, less than 30,000 miles. $15,500.00. 3'3' Chapparal; awnings, 110 lights, compressor, external tire racks, Ex G oodyear team trai !er. $8500.00. Contact Matt Land-field (714) 528-1196. WANTED: Full time mechanic. To prep competitive Class 10 race car. Must be motivated, organized and capable of meeting schedules. Must have fabricating experience. Familiar with off road racing. Able to attend all 8 1988 SCORE/ HORA events. Salary, benefits, holidays and expenses. Will work in 3500 sq. ft. full y equipped shop in Santa Ana area. Call Church Engineer-ing, Inc. at (714) 660-8600 -FO R SALE: Hi-Jumper, 2 seat, great pre-runner, 1835 , Fox prog., KC's new Fields trans, Centerlines, Fuel cell .and much more. Must sell. $4600.00 or $4250.00 less motor. Call Brian after 5 p.m. (805) 524-2574. FOR SALE: New Challenger frame, single seat, side shifter, complete aluminum floor, trans mounts. $ 1500.00. Race ready trans $600.00. Brand new in the box rack and pinion SACO $ 170.00. Complete ball joint front end hub ,to hub $100.00. Take it all for $2300.00. Call Bob (619) 247-1757. FOR SALE: Class I or 10 '85 chassis, Wright coil-over front, 18" rear wheel tfavel, sump tank, Neal pedals, Taylor power steer-ing, incl. pump, 114" wb, spare tires. Moving to C lass 2. $6500.00 w/ o engine and trans. Call (916) 791-4940. FOR SALE: '81 Starlet Gp. A, $5000.00. '76 Volvo 242 Open Class $5000.00. Bridgestone l 75x14 rally tires, $20-30.00 each. Peltor, $175.00, Terra 303, $275.00. Sponsorship and service contract available for both cars. Call Topi at (818) 765-5542. FOR SALE: Rally car - 1985 Dodge Omni GLH. 3rd in Pro-duction Class 1986. Fast and very reliable. Never DNF'd. Spares. $6000.00. Call Cal at ( 412) 264-7 461 evenings. FOR SALE: Baja Bug, pro built for off road and street legal. Dual port 1835, W eber, cooler, filter, Tri-Mil, IRS, triple Bilsteins, tilt front, long shock tower beam. Full cage w/bumpers and nerfs, aluminum tank, Rem. Sprint . wheel, VDO, aluminum wheels, current CA plates. $3450.00. ·call (619) 445-9973. FOR SALE: Class 10 Bunder-son. Hatz best motor, Mendeola's best trans, Summers Bros. brakes, new body and rear air foil, power steering, Curnutt shocks, new wiring, all new Wright front end. This car is light and fast and race prepped by Bob Richardson. Ready for '88season, $15,000.00 Call Bob at (619) 444-3914. WANTED: One set (5 ) tires, 10.5 x 15 off road tires for Toyota truck pre runner. Call Brian at (213) 542-1095. . _ ,...,.-~ • ...c~ :., ..• ,,.,2;,f":""~k' FOR SALE -Bo S owronm:k's mileage counter, Bosch auxiliary Canadian Rally champion 1986 lights, rims and tires and many and G roup" A" 1987 champion. spares, too numerous to list. 242 Volvo Turbo. This Group Comes complete with dual axle " A" 270 hp fuel injected electric brake trailer with tire intercooled water injected rally rack and Dodge 1 ton long body car is ready to go. Two turbos, van, equipped to carry all spares Matter alu . roll cage, Halon-on- and repairs - sleeps one. Will board fire system, 100 liter fuel service first two rallys. Phone tank, four ventilated disc brakes, Canada (306) 374-7737 or close ratio 5 speed transmission, ( 4 16) 640-5414. Peltor intercom, electronic FOR SALE: Parts! Two 1641cc VW racing engines and bus transmissions, 8" and 10" Fox Shocks, Centerlines w/ tires, 18' tandem trailer w/ side railing, diamond plate floor, electric brakes, new tires, plus misc. Must sell. Call (602-) 831-8166. FOR SALE: Class 10 short course car. Has all the good parts. Rev Power Rabbit, 2" neg. combo spindles, Palmer arms, UMP power steering. Only raced a cou-ple of times. Fresh, ready to go. $18,500 w/ trailer & spares. Call (619) 275-6111, 579-1652. FOR SALE: Class 10 Funco A-arm short course car. Brand ne\¥ Rev Power Rabbit motor, new ~reisler trans, new 12" Fox Shocks, new paint, new fuel cell, new radiator. The best of every-thing, fast, ready to race. $14,000 OBO. Call (818) 891-.-8223. FOR SALE: 1987 SCORE/ HORA overall points champ-ionship car. Challenger Chen-owth, with all the good stuff. $10,000 OBO. Call (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco. Complete and ready to race with trans and FAT Rabbit 1650cc used to finish 2nd in Class 1 and 3rd overall at the 1988 Parker 400. Summers long travel and secondary, Centerlines, Bilsteins, · Beard Ultra, Dura Blue -$13,500. Jim Greenway, (213) 686-0052 days. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seat Chenowth. 119" WB, twin cam Toyota, Mendeola trans, Wright front end, Super Boot axles, Woods arms, Super Boot cvs, Mastercraft seats. Must sell -make offer. Call (619) 270-0900. FOR SALE: Type IV FAT engine, dual Webers, race ready. $4000 OBO. Call (602) 879-61 78 days, or (602) 581-3910. FOR SALE: Class 10 single seat race car. Finished 4th overall in the 1987MidwestOffRoadChal-lenge Series. Sprint frame, fresh engine, Bilsteins, Beard, Center-lines, Pumper, trailer. Race ready, $6000. Call Cliff at (915) 366-2517. ' r-----------~-----------~----~--------------~, I . Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in FOR SALE: Class 5 car. Jerry Leighton revalved Bilsteins, Beard seats, 5 point seat belts, fuel cell case, 4 Centerlines, cutting brake, 4 KC lights, skid plates, bus trans, no engine, never been raced, K & N air filters. Good start, asking $5000 OBO. Call Matt evenings at (619) 243-5358. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I DUSTY, TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. . NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIJYIIONS TO DU STY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5 .00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. Name----------------,-------------------Address _______________________ Phone--------City _________________ _ State _____ Zip ______ _ Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., ;::iuite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Page 46 March 1988 FOR SALE: V-4 Chevy racing engine, Brodix heads, Hilborn fuel injection, Leh man gear driven Moroso dry sumped, Vertex eleqric system, all gear driven, high torque band, Earl's · plumbing, 300 plus HP, 4¼ bore. Longer life, less weight than Porsche. Feldkamp/Gardner racing same engine. Built by Ron Trainor Racing Engines and I dynoed by Bob's Custom Engines I . in Phoenix. $9700, firm, serious inquiries only. Call C.L. Hodge in I Reno at (702) 853-3448. I I I I I WANTED: Pre-runner or 2-1600 to be used as pre-runner. Hi Jumper or comparable with or without motor or trans. Call Topper, ( 714) 963-5 200 after-noon or eves, leave message. Dusty Times

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WANTED: Good, used miscel-laneous race items. Need two Parker Pumper helmets and two flame suits, SCORE/HDRA legal. Also need spare tires and rim to fit VW 5 bolt lug holes, sizes 33 x 10.5 x 15 or 7:00 x 15. Call John at (801) 226-7715. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seater. 118" WB, air cooled Type 1 engine, 091 trans, 2 stage torsion, power steering, Fox shocks, all Wright front end, 930 cvs, Summers/ Sway-A-Way in rear. Rear disc brakes, 18 gal. fuel cell, w/ trailer &spares, $15,000. Call (714) 682-3270. FOR SALE: Class 14 Isuzu Trooper. 250 HP, 29 inch rear ends, many spares and extras. Can also run 7 4x4 or Class 3. $10,000 OBO. Call Rick at (818) 363-3418. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Hi Jumper 117" WB, 930 turbos, combos'. new Yokos, Bilsteins. Asking $8500. Less engine and trans $5000. Call after 6:00 p.m. fo; details (714) 530-3980. FOR SALE/ TRADE: All new '87 Chenowth, 2-1600, 115nWB, has Mirage front and rear suspension. All the best equipment used and professionally built by Mathwes Racing. All new spares, including tires, wheels, and also trailer w/ tire rack. Call Mx "M", (714) 534-3519 after 6 p.m. FOR SALE: Baja Bug. 1776cc dual port, bus trans, king pin front end, Centerlines, 2 inch lift, KYB, Sway-A-Way, dual air cleaner log, aluminum skid plates and door panels, gauges, one piece windows. Street legal and licensed, custom chassis and cages. Good pre-run/ chase car, not an ex-race car. $3500.00. Call(619) 252-2169 after 6 p.m. ---FOR SALE: Class 5 convertible. Valley Performance 2240 eng~ne, fresh Valley Performance bus transmission, Hew land gears, Bilsteins, Wright front end, power steering, 2 \\-heel disc brakes, secondary torsion bar set up, fuel cell, Beard seats. Prepped and ready to race. $10,000. Call Greg days (702) 641-1400 or eves before nine(702) 731-6708. FOR SALE: 1988 Chevrolet S-10 Truck -Class 7 . Rest of everything, Summers Rrothers floaters, 2-V-6 motors, 2 Doug Nash 5 speeds, 2 rear ends, spare huhs, hrakes, spindles. Complete \\'ith radios, Parker Pum1wr, turn key race truck. Serious only -Lee (602) 899-1124 or (602) 82 1-5372. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco sin-gle seater, dry sump, Hatz, Hew-land, Windshield. Sell cheap. Call Dennis, biz (714) 661-7880, home (714) 661-7897. FOR SALE: Class 8 race truck, '79 Ford, professionally built, unfin-ished, (75% complete). Mig-welded chromoly, cage & shock mounts are finished. Brand new custom built 428 Cobra Jet with new B&.M trans, C-6 short shaft. Need cash, must sell. Call Tony (619) 352-7580. Asking. $5600. FOR SALE: New Dico wide hauler trailer, only 200 miles since bought. Chrome wheels, moveable axle, tire rack, storage box and drive up ramps. $1600 new, will sell for $800. Call Neil at (714) 586-3196, 8-5, M-F. FOR SALE: Class 1 or 9 Pro Tech single seat. UMP steering, Sway-A-Way, Fox, 091 Hewland trans, Art Carr, Neal, combos, much much more. All parts magnafluxed, car is completely rebuilt. Raced only one season. Call Curt, ( 414) 545-8019 days, { 414) 762-0989, eves. Make offer. FOR SALE: 1985, 1987 class championship winning Toyota 4x4. Features: Chromoly case throughout, remote reservoir Doetsch Tech rear shocks, Fox coil-over front, new leaf springs, 18" rear, 11" front. 9" full floater Summers Bros. rear end with Wilwood brakes, 5.71 gears, 4 speed automatic, 22 gal. Fuel Safe cell, Beard Ultra seats, new Simp-son belts, 2700cc Toyota stroker motor, 206 HP, reliable. B&M shifter, Hella lights, Jamar pedals and cylinders, 10 American Racing mags with 35n Yokohama tires, dual batteries, all new fiberglass fenders, bedsides, hood. $15,000 firm. Truck is street legal and regis-tered, lots of spares, just won the '88 Parker 400 and is ready to race. Call Giti, (619) 324-3119, (702) 870-6005. FOR SALE: Neth 1-2-1600 rear trailing arms with Mirage spring plates and Sway-A-Way 24 mm, 300 mm torsion bars (like new). $650. Brand new Berg 69 mm Prosche rod crank with wedge-mated flywheel. $295. Call Rich days at (213) 862-1671. FOR SALE: 5-1600 car. Hatz rnginl', Wright, Rilstl'in, Sway-A-Way, Mastl'rcraft, HI.'\\' tires, Hl'\\'land, some l'Xtra parts and l'4uipmL·nt. Rl'ady to prl'-run. Nl'l'ds Ill'\\' ful'I cell to race. Approx. 50 hours total $12,000. invl'sted, asking $7000. ORO (619) 427-577,. Tech Tips By Bill Sam,l!c, Chairman HORA-SCORE Technical Cmnmiccec Judging from talk about the new Class 9 coming up in 1989, there is a lot of interest in it. Maybe it's just curiosity, but it seems more like excite me n ~ among the competitors, from what we've observed. Class 9-that's not nece sarily what it will be called, by the way -is intended for stock silhouette pickups of all sizes - mini, mid size and full size - and other util-ity vehicles. The way it shapes up now, the rules will be open, except for the fact that stock sheet metal is pre-scribed. Fiberglass hood, front fenders and rear bed sides will be optional, so long as the stock pro-file of the truck is observed. It's a place for vehicles that don't fit into the rules for Class 7 or 8. Builders will have their choice. They can build tube frame trucks or use the stock frame. Vehicles can be lengthened by up to 4 inches. Independent suspension can be used front and rear. The engine must be of the same manu-facture as the body, but there is no maximum engine size. Engine location is open, so long as it is in front of the rear axle. The truck can have one or two seats in the cab. W indshields are optional, as are tailgates. In keep-ing with the spirit of the silhouette appearance requirement, front bumpers, grills and headlights have to appear stock. This class was proposed to take in those trucks which never seem to conform to the rules for Classes 7 and 8. As we all know, Ivan Stewart has been running his Toyota outside Class 7 for several reasons, and his truck is the example everyone points to when talking about the new, proposed Class 9. Some of the manufactur-ers eagerly look forward to the prospect that they may score an overall win. Owners of Class 1-2-1600 cars are being put on· notice that our inspectors will be on the lookout for modified carburetors in post-race tech, beginning with the next race. We had to disqualify one com-petitor at Parker on this point, costing him something between $2,000 and $5,000 in prize money and contingencies. Unfor-tunately for other competitors, there may have been others in the money farther back in the finish-ing order that might have had the same carburetor problem, but we hadn't planned to tear down more than the first two in · class. So if any of them slipped through, we're sorry. We're going to take a good look at all the carburetors at the next race, the HORA Gold Coast 300, and from then on. Payback goes pretty deep in this class, and we have an obligation to see that an unpunished rule infraction doesn't happen. As a matter of fact, the illegal modification that is sold by a par-ticular vendor may not have any effect on performance despite claims to the contrary. It is sup-posed to allow better air flow, theoretically giving better horse-power, but I doubt that the power is affected very much if at all. The March 1988 PIT TEAM REGISTER W e welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and. double spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is ~he 10th_ 9f _th~ month. CHAPALA DUSTERS LOS CAMPEONES Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Klllarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 Meeting - 2nd Wednesday Verdugo's Mexican Restaurant Costa Mesa, CA Radlo-FM-151.775 CHECKERS Jeff Hibbard, President 13237 Sierra Hwy. Canyon Country, CA 91350 (805) 252-4034 CORE Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 F.A.l.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Jeff Randall, President Teri Nicks, Secretary Dave Massingham, Race Director (714) 879-7697 (213) 943-1916 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn -Harbor & 91 Freeway Radio-FM-150.860 modification costs about $200, and it resulted in a big loss to the disqualified driver at Parker, when you add up contingency prize money and everything. We had a misunderstanding of the wishes of Class 5 •racers at Parker, and now it is resolved. Stan Parnell, the Class 5 rep, has petitioned the circuit for permis-sion of all the competitors to remove the transmission tunnel off the pan. HORA and SCORE have no objection, if that's what everybody in Class 5 wants. So the ruling is that the tunnel can be removed or modified so long as the pan and the bottom of the tunnel remain welded. The bot-tom of the pan has to stay. A reminder is in order for builders of Class 7S and 7 4x4 trucks: The acceptable rear spring maximum length is 57.5 inches. This rule is based on a guideline we have been going by -that all competitors can use a spring length equal to the longest stock spring made by any manufacturer in the two classes. That happens to be the AMC Jeep leaf spring at 57.5 inches. Last year it was 56 inches, because Ford's 56 inch stock leaf spring was the longest on the market. We've had to make another rul-ing on rear springs in Class 7 4x4 . trucks. The location in relation to the rear housing can be over or under the housing, regardless of how it is located in the production vehicle. The subject came up after Jim Conners was disqualified at Lucerne last year. He canvassed Malcolm Vlnje, President 2450 Vineyard Ave., Suite 102 Escondido, CA 92025-1330 (619) 292-0485 (home) (619) 743-1214 (work) Radlo-FM-152.960 MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon HIiis Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 (home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Crescenta, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month -Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 ( day) (619) 447-7955:(night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 the other competitors, and they said they didn't mind which way his springs went. So if we give one competitor the option, we give it to evetybody. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS All Terrain Enterprises .. : . . 44 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . 19 Car Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Champion Bead Lock Co . ............. 27 FBI fuel Systems . . . . . . . . 29 Florida 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fuel Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 General Tire Motorsports . . . 13 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . . 15 Ja Mar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 KC Hi Lites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Kingman Sand Drags . . . . . . . . 7 Mc Kenzie Automotive . . . . . 28 Mazda Motors of America . . . 2 Mint 400 ............... 31 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . 23 PCI Race Radios . . . . . . . . . 33 Score Great Mojave 250 . . . 21 Marvin Shaw Performance Products .............. 8 Summers Brothers . . . . . . . . 26 Team T / A -Goodrich . . . . . 30 Toyota Motorsports . . . . . Back Cover Trackside Photo Ent. . . . . . . 12 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . . 11 Valley Performance -Hewland ............. 16 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Page 47

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