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1988 Volume 5 Number 4 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 5 • Number 3 • Aprll 1918 $1.15 ISSN 8750-1731 Covering the world of competition in the dirt ••

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■ I i = = i I ~ CALIFORNIA GOLD TEAMMATES ROI MILLEN AND GLENN HARRIS WIN FIRSl TWO EVENTS IN MICKEY THOMPSON OFF-ROAD GRAN PRIX SERIES. Mazda began the year with a gold rush, taking commanding early leads in the Manufacturers' and Drivers' points stanilings for 1988. At Anaheim Stadium, Rod Millen won. Then, at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, it was Glenn Harris 's turn. And Mazda drivers won three of four heat races, too. As a matter of fact, three different Mazda drivers have won the last three Grand National Sport Truck main events of 1987-1988. Proving that if you drive a Mazda, you have ~ a solid gold advantage over anyone who doesn't.

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Volume 5 - Number 3 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Associate Jan Flick Mazzenga 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 Linda Whigham 3-D Photography T rackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT April 1988 THI OfRCIAL VOICI Of PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN o Off-ROAD \l_ A R~CING~ ~-.c/.~{S ~~~ 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. Uni;olicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, USPS-305-690, ISSN 8750-1732, is published monthly by 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 Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. OF THE MONTH ••• I I I I I I I I I I I I In This Issue ••• FEATURa Page HORA Gold Coast 300 ............................. 12 Akan 5000 Rally .••••••••..•..•.•..•.....•..••.•• • 22 G.O.R.R.A. Thanksgiving 250 .••...••••..•.••..••..• 24 MTEG Stadium Racing in San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Short Course Racing in Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ICE Endurance Series Finale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 WCR Rally of Sweden . • .......•.•............... . . 36 Badlands Baja 100 ................. . . . ............. 37 Glen Helen CRS Rally Sprint . ....................... 38 Superstition FRT Series Awards ..................... 39 Miller High Life Challenge Race . . . . • . . • . . • • . • • . • . . • • . 40 DEPARTMENTS Side Tracks by Judy Smith ......................•..•• 4 Remembering Mickey and Trudy Thompson ..•....••..• 4 Happenings . • . • . . . • . . . . • . • . . . • . • • . . . . . . . . • . . • . . • • • • 6 Weatherman Radio Report ..•....... , ....••.•.••...• 42 Tech Tips by Bill Savage ............................ 42 California Rally Series by Bill Moore ••••.•.•••.•••.•. 42 Yokohama Pit Team Report .........•............... 43 The Losers by Judy Smith ....•....•.•.•....••....... 43 Good Stuff Directory ••.••.•••.•.•..•...•.•.••••• : . 44 Pony Express. •.••.••.••.•••.•..•.••••....••..••••• 49 Trail Notes •.•••••.•••••••...•....••..••. .'. • . • • . . • 49 Classified Ads . • . • • . • • • • . . • • • • • . • • . • . . • • • • . . • . . • • . . 50 Dear Trudy by Bernice Sanders • • . • . . • • . . • . . • . • • • • . • • 51 Index to Advertisers • • • • • • • • • . • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . • • • . 51 Pft T earn Reports • . • • . • . . • . • • . . • . • . . • . . . • • • • . • • . • • • 51 ON THE COVER - The dust was thick and the action furious at the Gold Coast 300. The brothers Klawitter, Hartmut and Wolfram, turned three nearly identical lap times to sweep Class 5 as they did at Parker. Two wins in a row put the Klawitters in a firm lead on points in Class 5, with a leg up on their long sought series championship. Jack Johnson took the early lead in Class 4, had a mid-race disaster, but retook the lead almost in sight of the checkered flag to score the victory and bring smiles to the faces of the Nissan folks. Johnson is now tied for the .Class 4 points lead with Rodney Hall. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Enterprises. I\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! D 1 ycar-·$12.00 □ 2 years - $20.00 □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words; (Form on insi4e ~ack page) This is a scene from Alice In Adland. This shot was taken near Parker, AZ by Trackside Photo Enterprises at a commercial photo session before the Parker 400. The subject is the Class 8 Chevrolet of Frank Vessels, and the moon walker type figure is a person from the ad agency generating realistic off road racing dust for the photograph, in which the truck is static. Imagine importing equipment and people to the desert to make dust! Only a big ad agency could think of such a notion, or evt;n see the need for it. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures ot'si.milar "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 .. U you wish the phbto returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. 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S♦d ,. · · k wouldn't turn. He went straight, I & · •ac s slid off an embankment and . .. ■ 1 ♦ ♦ ♦ By Judy Smit~ rolled over four times on his way __________________ ....;....;______ to the bottom. The reason for the Now and again, when I sit down type that the manufacturer uses second rollover was that he was to type this column, there is on trucks·. So Palmer and Johnson trying to make up time from the nothing there. A blank. And this built a double A-arm truck. But first one. He finished tenth in the is one of those times. Isolated bits HDRA's tech people thought that Challenge class. of fluff come to mind, but nothing was too broad an interpretation, When the Mark Hansen/ Mal-that would fill a couple of pages. and wouldn't let the truck run in colm Vinje Toyota finished, fairly I search my memory banks for Class 8. It became a two seater for late, the co-driver oozed out of the something to talk . about, about this race, and the last we saw of truck, and in answer to our ques-t he· r~cent Gold Coast, but Palmer, he was muttering about tion about what had taken them beyond the fact that it was nicely putting a Ranchero frame under so long, he said, "If we had two of located, conveniently set up and the truck, just adding a Ranchero 'em, we broke 'em." timed well, there's not much-to frame to the existing truck. When Christian Pike, driving say. It was a spiffy race. I wish I'd Watch for developments. in a race for the first time, finished had a car to drive in it. We heard a story from Chuck as winner of Class 3, I asked him · But I do remember a few odd Johnson about a Challeng~ driver what had caused his rollover on items. Like Tudy Esquerra Joos-he'd seen while waiting for his ~he second lap. A puzzled look ening the lug nuts on Manny's Ford to come around. He said the came over his face, and he said, "I truck just before the start of the Challenger came just charging don't know!" race. Every buggy driver I've met down this hill, fast as it could go, For those of you who didn't has a pit crew person with a lug hit.a pole and rolled over. It was a race it, and weren't there, as an wrench in his hip pocket who fairly dramatic rollover, going indication of how deep the silt seems to have no other function around a couple of times, and in a waS, you'll be interested to know but to tighten lug nuts just before couple of directions; but when it that it was so deep that Ivan Stew-the race. But there was Tudy, was over, the car was back on its art's clutch somehow scooped it jumping on the lug wrench to wheels, and, Chuck said, "The up and got it packed tight in the break the nuts loose. He then driver already had it in gear and he · workings so it wouldn't work. His retightened them, just so, explain- was gone!" Only problem was, he crew had to use air to blow it out ing that they're always too tight was now headed the wrong way three times, and then the clutch when he has to change a flat. on the course. Chuck and the finally gave up, and blew up, on That's what I call planning ahead. other folks around him tried to the last lap. Ivan straggled in for a During contingency I remem- wave the driver down, but he'd tenth place finish in Class 1. Cal her Kevin Conlin telling me that apparently rung his bell a little, Wells, who built, and preps Ivan's he and Don Rountree ( who drive and he just hustled on down the truck, told me that in all the silty almost identical mid-engined trail. Well, after a time, a couple races they've run, they've never Challenge cars) had number 996 of other cars came along, in the seen it deep enough to do that and 997. They didn't know if right direction, and then here before. they'd start next to each other or came the yellow Challenger again. Spencer Low told me that he not, for the drag race start, so just This time Chuck and the others thought that because of the re-in case, they'd gone out to the gave him a thumbs up gesture, and strictions on chase vehicle access start area and practiced going off the driver gaily returned it as he to the course, it became "clut-side by side. Kevin said Tree beat· went on his way. I thought this tered" with broken down cars. him by four lengths. As it hap-was a great story, and asked He's probably right. pened, they didn't start together. Chuck who it had been, but he The race. was over at quarter to Conlin and his co-driver, Billy hadn't noted the number and one in the afternoon for Brian Bunch, and Bunch's wife Debbie, knew only that it was· a yellow Collins, who won overall, and had a novel plan for this race. Challenger. almost the first thing he wanted to They were all three teamed up in Then, not too much later, a yel-do was to take off his driving two vehicles. The first of these low Challenger appeared at the shoes and empty out the rocks. was the aforementioned Chal-finish line with one side panel The race was over a lot later in lenge car, and the other was a missing, and a rather rumpled- the day for most folks, and some Class 7S Ford Ranger. They were look, so I went over to ask if he'd were out on the track after dark. going to race both, and whichever been the wrong-way racer Chuck It's reassuring to know that Walt got the best finish would be the had seen. It turned out that the Lott swept the course in his heli-car they would campaign for the driver was Tom Malloy' and he ·copter, just after sunset, and spot-rest of the year. As it happened, readily admitted that he'd been ted 15 broken cars, whose loca-the truck broke on the first lap, the one, and he told me that he'd tions he reported to the Weather-and the Challenger finished a late rolled over six times. He looked man, so the word could be passed 12th place (just in front of Roun-more or less rational when he fin- along to their pit crews through tree). We'lr have to wait until ished, and I carefully took notes his radio network. And it's even Lucerne to see what they've on what he said. more reassuring to know that decided. Debbie also races an But the following week Malloy after the racing had stopped, the Odyssey, so they could race in all called to tell me that he'd been a efficient Jeep Posse folk also went three sometimes. littly goofy at the finish, and out and swept the course, so no Larry Johnson's new Ford wanted me to understand that one would be left out there. truck, which amazed and astound-he'd done two rollovers, one a For this race they could have ed everyone. on Friday before the quadruple and one a double, for a used a sweep about five minutes· race, had a double A-arm front total of six revolutions. He hadn't before the race, to clear off all the suspension. He and his builder, made six errors. When he went fools who insisted on driving Terry Palmer, had used the A-arm over the first time it was because towards the start line, down pit suspension because the Ford his front springs were poking out row. When a race is planned to Ranchero, which is called a truck, of the beam, and when he went to start at 7 a.m., it seems simply has it, and the rules, broadly turn with the course, they inter- stupid to be driving a pit vehicle · t d 11 · fered with the wheel and the car on the course at about three min-m erpret~ . ' l.i ow ally s~peilsts,~ - utes before the hour. What if Coming Next Month ... SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 KINGMAN SAND DRAGS SNORE BOTTOM DOLLAR PORT WINE RALLY OF PORTUGAL PAC MILLICAN VALLEY 250 SCCAPRO CHA TI AHOOCHEE FOREST RALLY ... plus all the regular features Page 4 your watch is slow? Walt Lott was out there waving his arms frantic-ally, to finally clear off the last of the pests, but a Jeep Posse vehicle with blinking lights and a loud-speaker might have had more effect. Thank-yous are in order for Mike Gaµghan, Gold Coas~ Hotel owner, who sponsored both the pre-race cocktail party and the Sunday morning awards brunch (and more cocktails). Mike, who told us that he likes to be able to give something to the racers, did it up beautifully, with two long buffets serving a sumptuous array of breakfast goodies to the big throng. Three cheers for Mike! April 1988 ti t' Ji..,, ,· ' Mickey and Trudy Thompson Va-ya Con Dios _ One of the brightest flames in motor sports was abruptly snuffed out around dawn on March 16, 1988. The brutal assassination style murders of Mickey and Trudy Thompson at their home in Bradbury as they prepared to leave for the MTEG offices in Anaheim Stadium stunned_ and ~hocked not only the racing world but the general population. It 1s our fervent hope that the perpetrators of this horrible crime will be brought to justice swiftly. The void left by Mickey and Trudy can never be filled, but the organization they worked so hard to create will carry on, a fitting tribute indeed. Books have been written about Mickey Thompson and his wide interests and accomplishments in motor racing. He was a fierce competitor in many areas, drag racing, land speed record attempts, road racing, Indy racing, speedboat racing, and lastly off road racing. He created many of the machines he raced. His interests in various performance oriented business ventures were legion, but none were closer to his-personal interest than that of bringing off road racing into major stadiums and bringing the off beat desert sport before vast audiences in the giant complexes built for football and baseball. . . In 19~3 Mic~eyThompson founded Score International, organ~ 1z~ng t~e first maJ_or <;>ff road race at a major road racing facility, R1vers1de lnternat1<,)nal Raceway. The following year he moved Score int'? promoting desert racing. Later he began promoting stadium racmg at Pomona and the L.A. Coliseum. It took a lot of years and hard work, and it all came together last year with huge audiences at several stadium events. This form of motor sports came of age, due largely to the long hours worked and unflagging enthusiasm of Mickey and Trudy Thompson. Along with the public figure, Mickey Thompson had many more facets to his complex personality. Perhaps the greatest influence on the man was that of Trudy, after they married in 1971. Beautiful and gentle, Trudy was the love of his life, and she devoted her entire self to him. Her kind, loving nature changed Mickey over the years; he grew more mel}ow, and even began to take vacations with his wife. He often said that this year he-would back away from the day to day business to spend more private time with Trudy, so they could both enjoy more of the fruits of their non-stop labor that culminated in the success of stadium racing. Memories of Mickey and Trudy are many, but our favorites are those connected with desert racing. Mickey built a series of V-8 powered cars in his attempt to win on the desert. He came close several times only to have the equipment fail. A remarkable endur-ance driver, he was also incredibly fast across the desert. If knocked out of a race he would pitch in and help others in the pits. Trudy was always with him, riding in the pre-runner as he scouted the course, chasing with the pit crew when he was competing, and helping him through the mahy disappointments when the machinery·failed. Our f~:mdest memory of the Thompsons in off road racing, and maybe theirs too, was the 1982 Baja 1000. Mickey drove the first half of the 900 mile run in a Class 1 VW powered Raceco borrowed from Jack Motley. Terry Smith took over the car midway, and arrived first in La Paz, the overall winner. But, Mickey and Trudy were not at the finish line, but ~0 miles_ north trying to repair-the engine on Motley's chase truck. Still, the JOY of the Thompsons at the awards defies description, a most treasured victory. Among Mickey's varied talents, he was also a poet. The Thompson's Christmas card last December contained some of his verse that shows the depth of the pair beyond their public image. We now share that verse with you. · We gratefully pause at this time of year, To acknowledge the blessings of life we hold dear; To give our thanks in our own humble way Far the bountiful memories we have of each day. During this season, we fondly reflect On friendships we cherish with love and respect. Friends who stood by us, year afrer year, Encouraging us and showing they care. We give thanks for the glorious land of our birth, The symbol of freedom throughout the good earth. Such wonderful dreams can come true, we have found, Jean Calvin When hope, faith and love forms a fouru:lation that's sound. Mickey & Trudy Thompson Dusty Tlma

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y 0 K 0 H A M A ''WITHOUTYOKOHAMAS, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN DEEP SILT.'' They run the Gold Coast 300 off-road race in silt so soft and deep you can sink . up to your wallet just walk-ing around in it. But Yokohama drivers tore through the quagmire of -sand and rock to domi-~~il~nc~~1!~n;o~v!~~~er. n_ate the race, grabbing the overall victory and sinking the rest of the field with eight class wins. Brian Collins, Christian Pike, G. W. Moser, Dave _ Quill, Mike Church, Jack Ramsay, the Taylor brothers Christian Pike, one of eight Yokohama class winners. and Rick Johnson all rode to victory at the Gold Coast. And all agreed that with-out a set of Yokohamas, they could have got in over .their heads • . >Y'YOKOHAMA © 1988 Yokohama Tire Corporation. 601 S. Acacia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92631 MOTOR• SPORTS

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1988 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 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 Facility) May 8, 1988 June 5, 1988 July 3, 1988 August 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 Tecate Tecate, B.C. Mexico October 14-16, 1988 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, B.C. Mexico BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim B~er P.O. Box 1583 Odgen, Utah 84402 (801) 627-2313 April 9, 1988 Fools Gold 200 Wendover, Utah May 14, 1988 Desert Cactus 250 Wendover, Utah June 25, 1988 Wendover Express Wendover, Utah August 6, 1988 Twilite 200 Wendover, Utah September 1 7, 1988 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, Utah 1988 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, Wl 54520 (715) 478-2115 / (715) 478-2688 June 25-26, 1988 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI September 2-4, 1988 Brush Run 101 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 Ridgecrest, CA July 9-10, 1988 Prescott Rallysprint Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER .HOUSE K & N FILTERS - RAPID COOL TRI MIL -BUG PACK BILSTEJN - CENTERLINE - CIBIE HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/ V Ottroacl Rec:•~' BEARD SEATS - PARKER PUMPER Perts 4 ~cessor_. . YOKOHAMA TIRES - SUPER TRAPP GEM GEARS - KYB SHOCKS - SWAY-A-WAY TRANSAXLE PARTS -KC HILITES - McKENZIE AIR FILTERS - WRIGHT PLACE -DURA .BLUE ·-ULTRA BCX)T -NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE ' ~ "'""'' OPEN 6 DA VS A WEEK Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. I Bl:.~FORE YOU BUY - TALK TO THE PR0F-ESSI0NAL! I · 12945 SHERMAN WAY -NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 9160S (818) 765-5827 • (818) 7.64-6438 . Page 6 November 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 A1Vs. COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 June 11-12, 1988 Spring Teller County Hill Climb Cripple Creek, CO July 5-10, 1988 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Colorado Springs, CO (Pramor.ed lry the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Assoc.) August 6-7, 1988· Continental Divide Auto Hill Climb Salida, CO September 3-4, 1988 Lands End Auto Hill Climb . Grand Junction, CO September 24-25, 1988 Fall Teller County Hill Climb Cripple Creek, CO CORVA lg.Cl 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association Rt. 5, Box 944 Brooksville, FL 34610 (813) 996-6306 (days FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #6 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 5-7, 1988 Superstition 250 V El Centro, CA September 30-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, MI 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 May 6, 1988 Night Races Under Lights Milan, Ml April 1988 May 20, 1988 Milan, MI June 3, 1988 Milan, Ml June 25-26, 1988 Summer Nationals Oakley, Ml July 2-3, 1988 Dixie/ STORE Midland, MI (Tentative) July 15, 1988 Milan, Ml July 29, 1988 Milan, Ml August 6-7, 1988 Sand-0-Rama Mears, MI August 12, 1988 ~ Milan, MI August 26, 1988 Milan, MI September 16, 1988 Milan, MI GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Ron Knowlton 831 So. Jason Denver, CO 80223 (303) 722-5537 May 15, 1988 Denver, CO. June 5, 1988 St. Francis, KS June 12, 1988 Denver, CO July 16, 1988 Denver, CO August 14, 1988 St. Francis, KS August 21, 1988 Denver, CO HORA High Desert Racing Association·· 12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 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 City, SD May 15, 1988 Lake Fr; ncis Case Chamberlain, SD June 5 or 12, 1988 Beaver Creek Baja Jamestown, ND August 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 17, 1988 June 12, 1988 August 7, 1988 September 4, 1988 November 20, 1988 United Sand. Drag A88ociation Sand Drags April 9-10, 1988 May 14-15, 1988 July 9, 1988 (Night Race) August 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) MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION John Elliott - (517) 835-9923 Bob Ramlow - (616) 345-6407 MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino D-1 El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 594-82~ April 2-3, 1988 150 miles Fort Hood, TX (Tentative) May 28-29, 1988 O.O.R.R.A. 300 Oklahoma City, OK June 11, 1988 150 miles Albuquerque, NM July 3-4, 1988 100 miles Decatur, TX August 13, 1988 O.O .R.R.A. 300 Oklahoma City, OK September 24, 1988 150 miles Albuquerque, NM November 5-6, 1988 Borderland Baja 250 El Paso, TX MIDWEST OFF ROAD CHALLENGE SERIES Tommy Bowling Rt. 6, Box 833C. Midland, TX 79702 (915) 332-1537 - (915) 563-9154 ------------Dusty Times

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• ram ~tOite Dean Sundahl took his eighth consecutive Parker 400 title in Class 25 (4-wheel ATV) during SCORE's '88 season opener in Parker, Arizona. And who do you think delivered the reliable performance that powered the factory Yamaha three times around the grueling 96-mile course at an average speed of over 48 MPH? Fram and Autolite, that's who! Congratulations, Dean, from Fram/Autolite, your performance partners. We're with you all the way for '88! Allied-Signal, Inc., Allied Aftermarket Division, East Providence, RI 02916 © 1988 Allied-Signal Inc. ~Hied Signal

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Additional August 6-7, 1988 May 28-29, 1988 November 26-27, 1988 April 1-3, 1988 200 miles O.O.R.R.A. 300 IMI Speedway Happy Trails HAPPENINGS Cars-ATVs-Bikes Pearsonville, CA Olympia;WA El Paso, TX August 13, 1988 November 5-6, 1988 O.O.R.R.A. 300 April 14-16, 1988 250 miles PAC OFF ROAD RACING Sunriser Forest Rally MICKEY THOMPSON'S Cars-ATVs-Bikes P.O. Box 323 Chillicothe, OH OFF ROAD El Paso, TX Seahurst, Washington 98062 June 4-6, 1988 CHAMPIONSHIP ORSA (206) 242-1773 Susquehannock Trails Rally GRAND PRIX OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL Randy Miller Wellsboro, PA Mickey Thompson 407 G Street, Suite F April 22-23, 1988 RALLY Davis, CA 95616 Hom Rapids 250 Entertainment Group John Nagel August 26-28, 1988 P.O. Box 25168 P.O. Box .4254 (916) 756-9938 Richland, WA Ojibwe Rally Anaheim, CA 92825 (916) 756-6399 (714) 938-4100 Tumwater, WA 98501 May 28-29, 1988 Grand Rapids, MN (206) 754-9717 Short Course & Sand Drags, Yerington 250 October 21-23, 1988 Off Road Championship June 23-26, 1988 all events at Sacramento Yerington, NV Marquette 500 Gran Prix Tacoma, WA Raceway, Sacramento, CA Marquette, MI July 15-16, 1988 April 9, 1988 400 Kilometer Race October 28-29, 1988 Kin!dome ONTARIO ASSOCIATION Ashcroft, B.C. Canada Press On Regardless Rally Seatte, WA OF OFF ROAD RACERS OUTLAW MINI STOCK October 14-15, 1988 Houghton, Ml Barry Wannamaker RACING ASSOCIATION April 23, 1988 P.O. Box 688 P.O. Box 204 Millican Valley 400 November 12-13, 1988 Astrodome Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Millican Valley, OR Wild West Rally Houston, TX Canada (213) 375-4570 November 5, 1988 Tacoma, WA (213) 534-2747 May 7, 1988 Awards Banquet November (TBA) Rose Bowl ONTARIO OFF ROAD April 23, 1988 (location TBA.) Barbary Coast Rally Pasadena, CA Ken Jackson - Dick Gillap Baylands Raceway Park San Francisco, CA R.R. #2 Freemont, CA TBA Tiverton, Ontario, POST Spartan Stadium Canada NOG ZTO May 7, 1988 Pennsylvania Off Road San Jose, CA (519) 368-7874 IMI Speedway Short Track SCORE Pearsonville, CA Shark Saxon Score International July 16, 1988 (All events at Bingeman Park, RD #3, Box 9 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 L.A. Coliseum Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) May 28, 1988 Towanda, PA 18848 Westlake Village, CA 91362 Los Angeles, CA Willow Springs Raceway (717) 265-3076 (818) 889-9216 May 7-8, 1988 Rosamond, CA All events in Monroeton, PA at the October 1, 1988 June 18, 1988 April 1-3, 1988 Silver Bowl July 17, 1988 June 25, 1988 intet section of Routes 414 & 220. Great Mojave 250 Las Vegas, NV August 21, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Lucerne Valley, CA September 3-4, 1988 Rosamond, CA SAREEA AL JAMEL Stadium Motocross September 18, 1988 June 3-5, 1988 October 8-9, 1988 July 23, 1988 4WDCLUB Baja Internacional June 18, 1988 October 16, 1988 lMI Speedway P.O. Box 526 Ensenada, BC, Mexico L.A. Coliseum Pearsonville, CA Indio, CA 92202 Los Angeles, CA April 22-24, 1988 Au~st 12-14, 1988 0.0.R.R.A. August 13, 1988 Off Roa World Championship (Some dates are tentatiw.) Oklahoma Off Road Willow Springs Raceway 34th Annual Fast Camel Riverside, CA Racing Association Rosamond, CA 4WD Cruise and Larry Terry Pit Barbecue November 10-13, 1988 9220 N.E. 23rd Sefctember 1 O, 1988 Baja 1000 OFF ROAD RACING Oklahoma Ci~, OK 73141 Wil ow Springs Raceway Ensenada, BC, Mexico ASSOCIATION (405) 7 9-5491 Rosamond, CA SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES OF TEXAS (All races located at Freedom, OK) Sports Car Club of Amer.ica December 3, 1988 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 Vic Brurnham September 24, 1988 P.O. Box 3278 Off Roadsman Awards Banquet El Paso, TX 79935 Freedom Chapter President Kings Speedway Englewood, CO 80112 (location TBA) (915) 594-8266 (405) 621-3428 Hanford, CA (303) 779-6622 [Jr CLASSES FOR: 93.5 ~------Open Wheel Racers Trucks - 5-1600s ATVs -Odysseys AIVl r J>mnJJaJall Ja1IIIu ·.••,• ~:::. -:::• San Bernardino, CA For information contact BRIAN CHURCH (714) 880-1733 P.O. Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA 92406 OFF ROAD CHALLENGE The Second Race of a Six Race Series The Finest in Short Course Racing SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 1988 100% Cash Payback ENTRY FEES: Trucks, Open Wheelers - $200.00 ATVs - $75.00 Odysseys -$100.00 5-1600s - $100.00 Open Grandstand Sea_t!ng_ -Come and_ See All the Action! FREE Overnight Camping ADMISSION: $10.00 -Adults $ 5.00 - Children Children under five FREE , DESERT RACERS! COME OUT AND TRY OUR SUPER TRACK! WIDE ENOUGH TO RACE DESERT CARS! Page 8 April 1988 Dusty Times

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HDRA GOLD COAST 300 It was Flag to Flag for Brian Collins En Route to the Overall Victory By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises ings, Bob Diehle of the BLM explained the heavy restrictions heretofore unknown in off road racing in southern Nevada. Not only had several· former pit areas been closed on the map, but one spot, designated as open, was closed late Friday afternoon when some pits had already been set up, and all were forced to move else-where. The road through the town-of Goodsprings had been declared off limits to anyone con-nected with the race. Folks going through to set up pits on the dirt road to the north of town were issued a one time use pass to go through the police road block, but if they came out (as in chas-ing) they did not get back in. Finally at the meeting there was a long explanation of the new insur- · ance plan, explaining why an extra $125 for insurance was tacked onto the entry fee, basically $100 for liability and $25 for medical. Brian Collins gave Bruce Graves a swift ride in the Chenowth, as Collins led the race on the road and on time all the way to take the Class 2 and overall honors in the swif(time of 5:44.34 over the 250 odd mile course. -After the meeting the Gold Coast Hotel hosted a cocktail party for all race participants, a very nice gesture. But, it was early' to bed for most folks, as the first car started the race at seven in the morning, 30 miles away in Jean, just south of the airport. For the first time the race route utilizeo the two miles of old pavement heading south, but once under the freeway bridge it was off into the rocks and silt of the 85 mile course, most of it west of the freeway. Winners and losers alike dubbed it one ~f the r~"'1ghest courses ever, and more dusty even tharr any Mint 400 in memory. The second annual Gold Coast 300, organized by the High Desert Racing Association, brought out a surprisingly strong entry of 235 starting cars, up considerably from 1987. The whole affair generated an up mood, and even the weather cooperated, blessing the entire weekend with bright desert sunshine and shirt sleeve weather. Genial host Michael Gaughan threw open the doors of his Gold Coast Hotel & Casino to the sometimes grubby off road racers, and blocked off part of the always crowded parking lot for conting~ncy row on Friday, March 4. Another beneficiary of the race was the new Gold Strike Hotel & Casino, a huge place in downtown Jean, NV, site of the start/ finish area this year, and their parking lot was crammed with trucks hauling race cars. The spacious banquet hall in the Gold Coast Hotel was the HORA headquarters, with regis-tration, T-shirt sales, and the drivers' meeting there on Friday, and sundry, other race activities went on, including a complimen-~ry awards brunch on Sunday, in the hall. Outside the contingency row had a large turn out, causing real congestion and lack of space for the late comers, but they all got elbow room before the gates opened to the flood tide of racers who paraded through in a steady stream all day. The 1988 popula-tion explosion on contingency row at both Parker and the Gold Coast indicates a strong year in racing support for the desert ser-ies. Many new brands have come aboard with contingency prizes • for use of their products. The drivers' meeting was held in the hotel banquet hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and along with the' usual points covered at such meet-Mark McMillin had an almost pedectday, driving solo in his Chenowth to the Class 1 victory and second overall. It was Mark's first ever victory in an HORA desert race. Page 12 April 1988 Gorky McMillin and Brian E.walt started slow in the Chenowth, then zoomed to the front on the second lap, and finished second in Class 2 and third overall. Mike Lund, with Buzz Combe riding, had a great day, carried ·two spare tires on his way to a close finish in Class 2, third by less than three minutes. Dusty Tlma

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The team of Bob Richey and.Ray Croll, Jr. slide through one of many silt beds in their Raceco, and Richey stayed in the points with fourth in Class 2. Bud Feldkamp and Ron Gardner had a great time in the keen Chenowth, and placed a very close second in Class 1, running some distance without rear brakes. Chet Huffman had his best day yet in the new O.R.E. with Toyota power, as he drove alone to a tight third in Class 1, just 1'h minutes back. There had been scant rain in the area prior to the race, and the winds were very light, so the dust from the herd that left two every 30 seconds was exceptionally heavy, particularly on the first lap. Class 2 started first with 22 hard chargers on the line, nearly all state of the art cars and drivers. Dave Kreisler lost his second trans of the weekend en route to staging and was a non-starter. Larry Johnson, whose Ford pickup was deemed too radical for Class 8, did not cover a lap, nor did Jim and Mark Temple whose Raceco had fast time at Parker. W e · watched the early running from the displaced pit area about ten miles from the fin-ish line, and when the cars started coming, they came in packs inside clouds of dust. Brian Collins started first in his Chenowth, and the second gener-ation Las Vegas driver used the position to full advantage. Brian, with his business partner Bruce Graves riding along, set fast lap of· the day at 1 :46.16 on the first lap, staying out front in a dust free 85 mile run to easily lead Class 2 at this point. Mike Lund/ Buzz Combe were keeping him honest in a fine drive, only 36 seconds slower while running in the dust. Ed and Tim Herbst were third with a 1:50.35, but their Chen-owth did not cover another lap. The Gold Coast's Michael Gaughan, in one of his best ever drives, had his Chenowth in fourth with a 1:51.25, followed in two minutes by Aaron and Ste-phen Hawley. Bob Richey/ Ray Croll, Jr. were next, just seconds ahead of Steve Sourapas/ Dave Richardson, and times were close for the first dozen cars. The middle lap took out Flori-da's Jimmie Crowder, Greg Hein-rich/ Jim Pope and a few more. Brian Collins held his lead on the road and on time, despite drop-ping l_l minutes over his first lap record time. Lund made a pit stop front between defending points that dropped him to third on total champ Mark Mc Millin and Bud time, about four I):linutes behind Feldkamp/Ron Gardner, both in second running Bob Richey. Chenowth ·Magnums, with Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt McMillin holding a three minute vaulted from 14th on lap 1 to edge at the end of the first lap. fourth with a 1:55.21 in their Frank Snook/Eric Arras were Chenowth. Aaron Hawley bagged third, another minute back; then a 30 minute penalty for his pit came Bob Renz/ Dick Clark, who crew's actions and dropped to didn't go much farther, nor did tenth and did not finish the final the handsome Selsted/ Porsche of loop. In fifth with a lap to go was Bob Shepard. Chet Huffman was Mike Gaughan/ Len Newman, fifth in the Toyota/ ORE, after an with Bob Gordon/ Frank Arciero early pit stop, and Ron Brant had just astern, followed by Steve· his Raceco in sixth. Sourapas, who stopped to fix sag-On the middle lap McMillin ging front stops and hand over to had to change a tire in the desert, Dave Richardson. then stop for a replacement, and Out front to stay, Brian Collins he dropped to third behind Feld-turned a two hourfinal lap to hold kamp/ Gardner, and Chet Huff-his first on the road spot, and the man, with a 1 :53.03 grabbed the overall lead. Brian won Class 2 by lead. Brant moved to fourth and eight minutes and won it overall, Ivan Stewart had his Toyota his best ever finish and his first pickup in fifth. Snook/ Arras lost overall victory in the desert series. 30 minutes they never found and The Corky McMillin/ Brian Ewalt were seventh behind Ken Frost/ Chenowth turned a 1:59 final Don Blakely. Tom Koch, who did round to slip handily into second a spectacular endo on lap 1, in class, third overall, besting breaking a spindle, shocks, etc., Mike Lund in a tight dice by less was up and running eleventh, but than three minutes. Richey and · his Parker winning Raceco was Croll dropped to fourth at the flag not totally healed. followed by Sourapas/ Richard-Mark McMillin turned the son. Gaughan and Newman took wick up on the final run, using a'll sixth, and Newman fought a his Chenowth/Porsche had to broken shifter on the last lap, ran give, and he did a 1 :54 .22 lap. He in third gear and made it home. said later he drove harder than he · ever had in his life, almost rolled Trevor Murachanian and Tom twice, and he passed Feldkamp in Martin got their ORE in seventh, a silt bed close to the finish line to less than a minute ahead of Gar-win Class 1 and place second don/ Arciero, who lost 40 min- overall. It was the first HORA utes on the last round. In close event win ever for Mark. Bud were Tom and Steve Martin, who Feldkamp brought the Chenowth broke a steering wheel, finally got he shared with fellow dentist Ron a replacement, but went the dis- Gardner in a close second, just tance without power steering. over two minutes back, and the Eleven Class 2 cars finished. Cur- car had been without rear brakes rently Bob Gordon leads on for the last half of the race. Chet points with 69, followed by Huffman drove the distance to a Corky McMillin, 65, Mike Lund, fine third, about 1 ½ minutes 62, Tom Martin, 55, and Trevor further down. Murachanian, 52. Sixteen Class 1 racers took the green flag, but only ten were des-tined to finish the three laps. It was nearly a side by side battle up Ron Brant also went solo in his Raceco to fourth spot, followed by Frank Snook/Eric Arras, Raceco, and Ken Frost/Don Blakely, Raceco. Ivan Stewart's Young Mike Church led the first lap, and at the checkered flag in his Raceco in a solo drive·that brought him home the Class 10 winner and he was ninth overall. Dusty Times April 1988 luck turned sour with a 4:4 7 final lap, including three stops to fix the clutch and one for a broken tie rod. Ivan was tenth, while Tom Koch struggled home in eighth. It was enough for Koch to hold the points lead with 63. Ron Brant and Chet Huffman are tied for second at 58 points, Bud Feld-kamp has 4 7 and Ivan Stewart has 46 points. A fine field of 19 drag raced off the start in Class 10, and they stayed in close formation across the desert. At the end of the first This is the system run by most off road race winners lap young Mike Church led the pack on the road and on time with a 1 :56.34 in the Raceco he usually shares with his dad Bill. This time, with extremely close running, Mike went solo to save the time it takes for a driver change. The team of Jim Sherman and Mike Julson were close, less than two minutes back in second in the Jimco; followed in just six seconds by Parker winner Mark Barnes, Raceco. Less than a min-ute back came John Ellenburg, Raceco,· [:.r TRl•MIL BOBCAT • CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 .A WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 13

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John Ellenburg led thpsecond lap in his Class 10 Raceco, but the silt got too deep, and John ended up second in a very tight dice in this class. Mark Barnes also drove alone in his Raceco, and he turned good times to place third in Class 10 and he leads the Class 10 points chase and 0 /A. Literally flying through the silt Rex Keeling kept his Raceco together despite such antics and went on to finish fourth in Class 10. IJlr"' with Greg Hibbs, Chen-owth half a minute behind him, and these guys were having a real sprint race. Five starters were already missing. . The donnybrook continued on lap 2 as Ellenburg surged into the lead with a 1 :58 lap, now a mere thirty seconds ahead of Church on ET. These two had their own race going, as the rest of the field slowed with sundry woes includ-ing a rapidly deteriorating course. Heading into the final lap Barnes held third, now about 13 minutes behind the leaders but only three minutes ahead of Sherman/Jul-son, who did not finish the final round. A scant two more seconds back, Scott and Larry Dinovitz were fifth, followed in five min-utes by Greg Hibbs. Mike Church and John Ellen-burg swapped first on the road position on the final lap, and they had started together, so the first man to the flag would be the winner. It was Michael Church who flashed under the checkered flag first to win Class 10 in a tough solo drive. Also going the dis-tance, Ellenburg said his eyes were full of dirt and he slowed in the final silt beds, but the Las Vegas driver took a strong second, four minutes behind the young Cali-fornian. So fierce was their con-test that both men took several minutes to get out of their cars and talk to-onlookers, both very dry and dusty. Mark Barnes held his third place the entire distance, about 14 minutes out of first place. Rex Keeling moved steadily up in his Raceco to nab fourth, about ten minutes ahead of Scott and Larry Dinovitz, while Greg Hibbs had a last lap disaster and dropped to sixth among the eleven finishers. Mark Barnes leads the Class 10 points now and is in a 74 point three way tie for overall points. In Class 10 Mike Church is second with 65, followed by Rex Keeling, 61, Dick Weyhrich, 58, and Greg Hibbs and Scott Dinovitz are tied at 52 points. The pack of 15 big Class 8 pickups thundered off the starting line, exciting the spectators with sheer noise and speed. By the end of the first lap the trucks were working through the slower Class 10s, and Walker Evans had the Dodge Dakota first on the road and on time with fast lap for the class at 2:00.18. Teenager Rob Gordon was close, however, less than two minutes back on time in the refurbished '66 Ford, and he was over three minutes quicker than defending points champ Dave Shoppe, who was back in his seven year old Ford after having teething trouble with the new unit at Parker. At this point Dan Beaver was fourth, a minute ahead of young Chris Minor; and David Westhem was close in sixth, fol-lowed by Steve McEachern. The scene shifted considerably on the middle lap. Walker Evans had a steering problem that caused him to zig instead of zag, and crash into a giant boulder. The result was not only frozen steering but a twisted driveshaft. Evans lost a good hour and a half on the field fix, and there was more trouble to come. Rob Gor-don turned a 2:03 to take a good · lead of eight minutes over Dave Shoppe. Chris Minor moved his Chevy into third, and Dan Beaver stayed in fourth in his older Ford. Westhem moved to fifth ahead of McEachern, wlio had changed a trans after the first lap. • Rob Gordon, with Gary Hous-ton riding shotgun, held his lead most of the final lap. But, with about 30 miles to go the Ford broke a tie rod. Rob got that fixed, then lost a coil wire, and it took a lot of time to find that problem. ·Meanwhile, ·Dave Shoppe and Larry Maddox had changed a broken axle, then went past Gordo.1 and on to win Class 8. Shoppe was really pleased with his old truck's performance and _ said he hoped it could now be put out to pasture. Rob Gordon came in second in Class 8 about 25 minutes later, happy to have finished that well after the last lap troubles, Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont zipped into third, their GMC Class 8 had a differer,t leader each lap, but Dave Shoppe got his older Ford into the lead on the last lap, and Shoppe hung on to win the class despite some late breaking trouble. Jack Ramsay drove afpne in his Bunderson, all sorted and race ready, and the 1986 overall points champ took the Class 1-2-1600 lead on the middle lap and stayed out front to take the victory. being one of the few trucks with a have been. This dropped Evans to clean last lap. Chris Minor and seventh. Frank Vessels, whose Terry Caldwell had an upper con- Chevy broke a harmonic balancer trol arm break on the last lap, but in the first few miles, had two they got a fine fourth anyhow. hours down time on the first lap Steve McEachern had more trou-but ran well the rest of the dis-hie on course, and also earned a tance, then moved into sixth 15 minute penalty for passing in a place. In eighth were Dan Deaver checkpoint area, but he still fin- · and Ray Shollenbarger, from New ished fifth, and the extra time did Mexico, well ahead of Steve Kel-not change his position. , ley, whose Chevy had a phone Walk;er Evans, who had more book full of problems all day steering problems on the last lap long. After two of eight races in struggled home sixth, and later the series Steve McEachern is was handed a 30 minute penalty leading the Class 8 points with 60. for having his chase crew on Walker Evans and Dave West-course where they should not hem are tied at 52 points, fol-lowed by Rob Gordon, 42, and Steve Kelley, 38. As usual Class 1-2-1600 was the largest group, this time with 42 starters. And, as usual, it was a fight for the lead all the way. Jim Dizney led the first round in his Chenowth 1000, with a 2:02.07. Tom and Bob DeNault were just three seconds back in their Chen-owth, but were seen no more. Running well in the Hart, Joe Flinn and Mark Voyles were third, a couple more minutes back, with Jack Ramsay, going solo in the Bunderson,-less than a minute behind them. Pete Young Robby Gordon is really turoing into a trucker, as he led Class 8 on lap 2, had troubles on the last lap but took second in the Ford at the flag. Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont had a clean last lap, and moved the GMC up the charts considerably and finished a fine third in Class 8. Pete McGowen and Dennis Fry kept their Raceco in second place from the second lap on, and they nailed second in Class 1-2-1600 at the finish. ,,, Page 14 Aprti 1988 Dusty Times

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Dominic Borra and John Basso had a good race, putting the 0 .R.E. home a tight third in Class 1-2-1600. Borra leads the points, in class and 0 /A. Joe Flinn and Mark Voyles ran in the top five in Class 1-2-1600 all day, and after three laps they claimed a strong fourth among the 42 cars. John Cooley and new co-driver Jim Cocores are a formidable Class 5 team, ran close all the way, and they finished a close second in class. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter turned three almost identical 2:09 laps in the slick Baja Bug, and the brothers led the last two laps and took their second · Class 5 victory of the year. McCowen /Dennis Fry were a mere 17 seconds behind Ramsay, and so it went all the way down the ranks. just another 15 seconds back, and it was a real horse race on the last lap in this big field. Jack Ramsay slowed a tad on the last lap, having moved from 29th on the start to first on the road. R;msay was back on win- Fry kept the Raceco in second· ning form with his single. seater place all the way home, coming in well sorted out this year. He won just 39 seconds ahead of Dominic Class 1-2-1600 by over ten min-Borra/John Basso in their ORE. utes, an incredible margin for this Joe Flinn a_nd Mark Voyles held class. Pete McCowen and Dennis . fourth0 !Jr Jim Dizney had big trouble on the middle lap and did not go the third. Jack Ramsay cut a couple of minutes off his time to take over the class lead, but only by a min-ute and a half over McCowan/ Fry. Jim Sumn~rs moved up five places and was now just six min-utes back in third, less than a minute ahead of Flinn/ Voyles. Moving from 11th to fifth were Dominic Borra and John Basso, Back on form in the Ford, Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra ran a fast pace, led the last two laps and won Class 7 by hours, despite a few mishaps along the way. THE FASTEST Ll6HTS OFF-ROAD Off-road, you've got to see order to go fast, and IPF ~OTORSPOFJTS · performance lights give you the w.ia-..; ning edge ~ ... see the difference ~ . . · : IPF MOTQRSPORTS performance lamp!S feature a hig~-tech photometric design w.ith special hardened glass lens· and · . · precision . reflector. optics. And, all I PF MO,:ORSPORTS lights are powered with high quaHty quartz halogen bulbs~ Only IPF . MOTORS PORTS has these engineered features plus rugged construction and mounting hardware that stand up to the · toughest off"'.roading. Fin4 Qµ;tJl!(~Y more SCORl;'.-~11d HORA . Dusty Times April 19• IPF 9061 Pagc15

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Jack Johnson had a good day and a lucky day in the Nevada desert, leading· Class 4 in the Nissan early on, having big woes, then retaking the lead with a mile to go to take the big victory. Roy and Mike Taylor led all three laps in Class 5-1600, but it was close on time all the way to victory. The father and son team now lead the points chase in the class. _.. place to the flag, about six · minutes back but only 35 seconds ahead of Darren Wilson and Wil-lie Melancon in a Mirage. Bob Scott got his ORC home sixth, about nine minutes later, and Art Peterson/ Michael Sherman were next, five more minutes down. It was fairly close all the way ampng the 20 finishers. Dominic Borra leads the 1-2-1600 points with 74, part of the three way tie for the overall lead. Gary Cogbill is tied with Jack Ramsay for second at 69 points, followed by Pete McCowen, 65 and Joe Flinn, 61. Eleven spiffy Baja Bugs started out in Class 5, but the tough course did in all but four of them, and most of the others had trou-bles. Out front on the first lap was the Bob Utgard/Jeff Hibbard Bug, with Hibbard up, with fast lap for the class at 2:08.54. But, it was a slim lead as David Pick was in with 2:09.33, and Hartrnut and Wolfram Klawitter turned a 2:09.41. Also close was the team of John Cooley and Jim Cocores, 2:10.13, and Steve Brown was fifth, but soon to succumb to transmission failure. The Klawitters zoomed into the lead on the middle lap with a 2:09.32, and a total time lead of a minute, 38 seconds over Utgard/ Hibbard. Cpoley and Cocores w.ere less than two minutes back in a very close dice. Nobody else was close at this point and only six were still moving. The Colorado car of Ed Mailo and Kerry Arm-Flying like a champ here, Spencer Low and Paul DeLang took the Class 7S lead on the second lap, had some trouble, but they still won the class in the Nissan by nearly an hour. strong was Tourth here, but not · seen again. On the final round the Klawit-ter brothers turned their third 2:09 lap, an incredible perform-ance on the rugged run, and won Class 5 handily. It was their second victory in a row. Cooley/ Cocores cranked in a 2: 10 lap to whip home second in Class 5, merely four minutes back. Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard dropped over ten minutes on the final round, but were third, another ten minutes behind. The fourth and final finishing team of George Seeley, Jr. and Howard Anderson had a long day. The first lap took 4½ hours with constant electrical and distributor troubles. They had a good middle lap, a 2:12, then lost more than two hours on the final run, shift-ing gears with vise grips. They did finish with more than half an hour left on the time allowance. Natu-rally Hartrnut Klawitter leads the points with 68, but Bob Utgard is second at 52. George Seeley, Jr. has 45 points, Greg Diehl is fourth with 24, and Stan Parnell is next with 23 points. There is no quota system on entries this year, so, with no fill-in chase truck entry, Class 7 was down to five starters. Russ Jones was down and out early. Roger Mears had his Nissan out front on the road and on time, doing a 2:05.50 firstlap,but later got a 15 minute time penalty for failing to .stop properly at a checkpoint. It was moot, because early in the second lap the Nissan broke the crank and Mears was done for the day. After one lap Manny Esquerra, Ford, and Dwight Lun-dell, Chevy, were in a near tie on time with the Ford leading by eight seconds. Larry Ragland was back another nine minutes. Esquerra turned another 2: 15 on the second lap to take a strong lead of 23 minutes over Larry Ragland, and the Dwight Lundell/ Lee Alderman S-10 had an 8½ hour lap and retired. Esquerra had shock troubles, got high cen-tered trying to get around a stuck buggy, but Manny and Tudy Joe easily won Class 7. Larry Ragland lost about 1 ½ hours on the last lap, but finished a11d was second. Ragland leads the points chase with~S, followed by Manny Esquerra, 33, and Dwight Lun-dell, 30. Eight big rigs started out in Class 4, but half were missing after one lap. Out front with fast lap for the class was Jack Johnson with a swift 2:02.28 in the Nissan, but Rod Hall was close in the big Dodge with 2:06.18. John Dyck had his Jeep Honcho third here, but didn't do another lap. Jerry McDonald survived a broken drive shaft in his Chevy to hold fourth place. Midway in the second lap John-son put the Nissan on its side and damaged the power steering, and he dropped to second behind Rod Hall. Now running strong, McDonald was up to third, and Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe were fourth in their Dodge. Class 4 was decided in the final miles. Running without front drive, Rod Hall held the lead almost to the finish line, then the rear drive quit. It took the crew more than half an hour to get the Dodge in motion. Meanwhile, Jack Johnson and Brent Foes went by to win Class 4 in the Nissan. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker salvaged second just 11 minutes later. Buddy Renoe/ Bill Donahoe were third in their Dodge, and, despite a broken tie rod on the last lap, Jerry McDonald and Ben Metcalf got the fancy Chevy in fourth. · Rod Hall and Jack Johnson are tied for the Class 4 points lead at 51. Buddy Renoe is third at 37, followed by Jerry McDonald with 24 points. Class 7S, the biggest of all truck classes, produced a fine starting field of 22 at the Gold Coast 300, and a tight race initially. The first lap was a real dice for top spot. In the lead here was the Paul Simon Ford with John Johnson at the wheel with a 2: 18.39. In tight was the team Cir" Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard had a slim lead in Class 5 on the . first lap, slowed a bit on the final round and ended up third at the finish line. Larry Ragland had some big problems with his Chevy S-10 on the last lap, but he got fixed well enough to finish second and last j n Class 7. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker led Class 4 for a time in the Dodge but (ost all drive near the checkered flag, and had to settle for se;ond ,n class. Paul Simon and John Johnson got a great start in the 7S Ford leading the fJrst lap, but engine woes dropped the team t~ second at the flag. Page 16 Second generation racer Evan Evans, with Phil Fareio riding along, scored a big third in Class 7S in the small engine Datsun that he preps himself. April 1988 Right with the leaders most of the distance, Mike Jones and Russ Simmons had a good final round and came in second in Class 5-1600 at the finish. 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• o nson _tr1 es . • ~oast 1n n to Fram • ~to tte Before a hometown Las Vegas crowd, Jack Johnson stormed the hills to capture the Class 4 win in this year's grueling Gold Coast 300. And it took all the power and reliability that Fram/Autolite had to get Jack's Nissan to a 6:58: 10. 7 ET for three torturous laps in the desert. Congratulations, Jack, from Fram/Autolite, your performance partners.We're with you all theway for'88! Allied-Signal, Inc., Allied Aftermarket Division, East Providence, RI 02916 © 1988 Allied-Signal Inc. 4Hied . Signal

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Close most of the way, the Andy DeVercellys, father and son, slowed with a broken tie rod on the last lap but still were third in Class 5-1600. · Dave Ashley moved steadily up the charts in Class 7 4x4, and at the finish he took a well earned 2nd in class in the Ford Ranger. Running second in Class 7 4x4 on the second lap, Mike Randall and Bob Bower dropped back on the final run to finish third in the Jeep Comanche. Larry MlJrtin and Marty Schlosser had the Challenger lead on lap 1, then dropped to second and held the Chenowth in second all the way to pay dirt. Flying like a bird, the Sandhawk of Dennis Stankovich and Michael Currier moved from 14th on °the first lap to finish a fine Giti Gow/and kept most of his Toyota together, had some troubles on course but he finished second in Class 14 and now leads the series points chase. fourth in Challengers. Jeff Mac Pherson moved into the Class 7 4x4 lead on the middle lap, and he had no real trouble with the Chevy S-10 and motored ~n to win the class by more than half an hour .. IJr of Larry Noel and Tim Mark Hansen got the Toyota to Kennedy, their Ranger doing a the finish line sixth, after stopping 2:22.08. And Mike Falkosky was to fix two broken spindles, two third in the Toyota at 2:25.18, right tie rod ends, three stops for followed in just over a minute by brakes, and much more. Spencer Spencer Low, Nissan, and Gary Low leads the Class 7S points Dirks at 2:28.14. with 71. Malcolm Vinje is second Paul Simon's new Ford, built in at 65, followed by Paul Simon, just five weeks, had a valve train 64, Willie Valdez, 62, and Larry hangup on the second lap that Carlton, 59. cost an hour to fix, and he A small field of ten appeared in dropped to fourth. Out front was flass 5-1600, and for sure the Spencer Low, with about 12 min- course was too rough for most of utes in hand over second running them, three going out on the first Larry Noel, whose Ford failed on lap and only four did three laps the final lap. Hector Ramirez within the 12 hour time allow-moved from sixth to third as Fa!- ance. The competition was stiff in kosky had a five hour series of the early going, but Roy and Mike disasters in down time, and Taylor led the Bugs with a 2:20.09 on ap 1. The Andy DeVercellys were next, exactly a minute back, but nine minutes ahead of Randy and Rick Wilson, who had three minutes on Mike Jones and Russ Simmons, and the others were · busy fixing broken pieces. The Taylors did a 2:29 middle lap to retain the lead, but the DeVercellys were less than three minutes behind on total time. This was a real race. Jones dropped time but held third, while R.E. and Walter Wright were now fourth, but did not fin-ish. The Taylors led all the way, every lap, and the father and son team won Class 5-1600 by a resounding 30 minutes. Mike retired. However, Ramirez was ---------------------------not seen again either. Spencer Low and Paul Delang had a flat, got stuck in the silt once, but they brought the Nissan in the Class 7S winner by nearly an hour. Paul Simon had a few more woes, but moved back into second at the flag. Back a bit more, Walker Evans' son Evan Evans and Phil Fareio scored a big third in their small engined 1976 Datsun, well ahead of fourth plac-ing Larry Carlton and Gilbert Divine, Ford. Willie Valdez had only one good lap of the three, but he finished fifth in his Ford. With just 25 minutes left on the time allowance, Malcolm Vinje and Page 18 The 1986 Challenge Class champion Rick Johnson was back on form in the Hi Jumper in Nevada, as he took over the lead on the final lap and won the 31 car · class handily. April 1988 Jones and Russ Simmons had a good final lap and slipped into second at the flag, while the Andy ' DeVercellys, father and son, broke a tie rod end, but got fixed in time to claim third. Randy and Rick Wilson were well back on time, and got a 15 minute penalty for failing to stop at a checkpoint, but they were the fourth and final class finisher. On points Roy Tay-lor leads with 56, Mike Jones is tight at 53, and Andy DeVercelly is even tighter at 52. Nobody else is close now. Class 7 4x4 has been gaining entry, and a dozen showed up to tackle the rough course. Dave Simon was out front on the first lap with fast class lap of 2: 19.53, but lost the engine in the Ford. early c;>n the second lap. After one round Jeff MacPherson was second in the Chevy S-10 at 2:24.47, and Sherman Balch had John Deetz' Nissan third at 2:38.41. Here Mike Randall and Bob Bower were fourth in the Jeep Comanche, followed by Dave Ashley in a Ford. · Jeff MacPherson took over the class lead on the second lap with a total time 25 minutes faster than Randall/Bower. Ashley was up to third, only another four minutes back in a good race. John Swift was now fourth, and Gregg Symonds was next, but his Toy-ota had lost most of its front end parts and Symonds stayed in the pits. Also retiring after two laps was Mike Lesle. His Jeep lost most of the body pieces on the first lap, and had more serious problems with an almost six hour second round. . The competition faded and Jeff MacPherson went on to his first off road victory in a long time, his Chevy over half an hour ahead of Dave Ashley's Ford at the check-ered flag. Randall and Bowers slowed on the final round and dropped to third in the Com-anche, and John Swift and Curt LeDuc were the fourth and final finisher. Jeff MacPherson leads the points chase with 48 point.s, followed by John Swift at 43, Dave Simon, 39, Mike Lesle, 33 and Mike Randall, 27. A hefty 31 started in the Chal-lenge Class, and, a creJit to the press-on-regardless spirit of the class, 13 of them finished. These racers ran in tight packs, and at the end of one lap Larry Ma-rtin/ Marty Schlosser had the lead in a Chenowth with 2:21.42, even though they started nearly last. Tom Watson/Jeff Bennett were very close at 2:21.56, but they went no farther on the charts. Nick Gross and Joe Valentine were third here in the T-Mag and close at 2:22.34, followed by Rick Johnson at 2:30.01 and Mike Free at 2:30.04. It must have been some race in the rough for the swing axle cars. Nick Gross/Joe Valentine moved into the lead on lap 2 with David Quill drove his home built put potent Chevy Special into the Class 14 lead on the second lap, and Quill won the class, just like he did last year at the .Gold Coast race. Dusty Tlma

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Richard Bundy and Ron Zemanek led the middle lap in Class 3 in the Jeep CJ 8, but lost the fue{ cell, and finished two rounds, second in class. Arr,e Gunnarsson anq John Johnston Ill were close for two laps, Jose Aguila and Armando Rojos got as close as possible in Class had woes, but finished all three laps in the Saab 96 for second in 11, and finished second by a few yards at the checkered flag. total time 18 minutes faster than second running Larry Martin. Barstow's Rick Johnson whipped his Hi Jumper into third, just 11 seconds behind Martin. Mike Ward was back about 17 minutes in fourth, followed by James Tucker, another seven minutes back. This battle would go to the final lap survivors. The Gross/Valentine T-Mag was down for hours and fell to 11th at the finish. Rick Johnson · had no problems in the deep silt and big rocks and he zipped under the checkered flag first in a solo drive in his Hi Jumper. He had nearly 13 minutes in hand over Larry Martin/Marty Schlosser on total time. Mike and Joan Ward moved up to third, another 19 minutes back, and Dennis Stan-kovich and Michael Currier moved from 13th to fourth at the flag. James Tucker and Larry Wyatt stayed in fifth spot in their Chaparral. Mike Ward is not only leading the Challenger points, he is in the three way tie for the overall lead at 74 points. Nick Gross is second with 69, followed by Dennis Stankovich, 61 , James Clements, 60, and Don Rountree, 57. Roun-tree was the 13th finisher with 13 minutes left on the time allowance. Class 14 came up with a half dozen starters, and all but one got in two laps. Out front on lap 1 was the handsome Chevy Blazer of Boone England and Jim Hummel with class fast lap of 2:36.23. David Quill had his home built Chevy special in second, less than a minute ahead of Emil and John Downey in a Jeep CJ 8. They were less than a minute ahead of Char-lie Woodard and Warren Fish-back, Ford Bronco. It was the closest Class 14 race in many years. _ _ .. · -·England I~st gobs of time in lap 2 and dropped to third. Quill took over out front holding about 40 minutes over Giti Gowland/ Kenny Verkuilen, who moved from fifth to second in the Toy-ota. Downey did an eight hour lap and retired, and Woodard had a Class 6. nine hour lap, pushing the time allowance at that. David Quill repeated his solo drive of 1987 to -again win Class 14 at the Gold Coast race. Qµill finished over an hour ahead of Gowland's Toyota, that was hit on course by another competing truck and suffered lots of damage. Boone England survived the final round to finish third. On points George Gowland leads with 46, followed by Boone England at 34 and David Quill, 26. Class 3 had eight starters and they all did one lap, but only one did three laps. The early leader was the new Jeep Wrangler of Don Adams and Larry Olsen, with a time of 2:31.19. Matt Pike had his Dodge Ramcharger second at 2:32.17, but the Dodge died on the next lap. Richard Bundy and Ron Zemanek were third in a Jeep CJ 8, followed by Richard Sieman/ Steve Kramer, Ford Bronco . Early favorites Mike Schwellinger and Les Erick-son retired the Jeep with terminal trans trouble after one lap. Bundy led the second lap with a total time six mfoutes faster than the Adams Jeep, but neither one finished another lap. Adams did get in, but was over time. The Sieman Bronco was third here, but was later disqualified for excessive rough driving, rear end-ing two vehicles and T-boning a third. The youngest 4x4 driver in the Pike family was now being pit-ted by brother Matt, and Christian Pike and John Lemieu were com-ing back up the charts after a first lap rollover and other problems, and were·now fourth. Christian Pike did a 3:32 final lap, chased by the rest of the Pike team, and they were the only Class 3 finisher in the 197 3 Bronco, raced by both dad Gale and brother Matt in years past. They had just over 11 minutes left on the time allowance, and were last overall of the three lap fin-ishers, but they were the big winners in Class 3. Bundy was awarded second place and Adams gained_.-Christian Pike and John Lemieu came back from a first lap flip in the 16 year ' old Pike family Bronco to win Class 3 by a lap. The young team was the only finisher. DustyTima Greg, Wes and Garson Moser led all three laps in their newly painted Ford Ranchero to win the Class 6 honors with a strong finish, and they are tied for the points lead. .. WE MANUFACTURE FUEL 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, PLATES, FILLER CAPS, CHECK VALVES USAC, SCCA, SCORE/HDRA APPROVED Winner of the 1986 CNA Award for Safety in Racing. FBI Fuel Systems (213) 542-3835 April 1988 Page 19

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Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson had a few problems, including wrinkled wheels, with the Raceco, but they got it home for fifth in Class 2. Spraying a little silt off the berm, the O.R.E. df Scott and Larry Dinovitz moved right up the Class 1 O charts to take 5th at the flag. The times were close all the way down in Class 1-2-1600, and Art Peterson lost ten minutes on the last lap and dropped to seventh. Randy and Rick Wilson had a tough day on course and with the officials, but they pressed on to finish 4th in Class 5-1600 action. John Swift and Curt LeDuc had their ups and downs in the Ford Ranger, but they carried on gamely to finish fourth in Class 7 4x4. Page IO Len Newman and Mike Gaughan were right with the Class 2 leaders until the shifter broke on the last lap and they dropped to sixth place. I Chris Minor an·d Terry Caldwell we're going for an altitude record here, but they did finish fourth in Class 8 in the high flying Chevy. The Class 5 of George Seeley, Jr. and Howard Anderson had trouble most of the day, maybe doing wheelies, but they finished fourth in class. Larry Carlton and Gil Divine usually finish the desert races, and this time they came in a good fourth in the big Class 7S ranks in the Ford. James Tucker and Larry Wyatt, watched by the Union Pacific crew, took over fifth in their Challenge Chaparral midway and finished fifth. April 1988 Ron Brant was close to the leaders all day in his Class 1 Raceco, and Brant brought it in for a fine fourth in the tigh!..!_unning class. Always a strong runner in Class 1-2-1600, Bob Scott moved up in the ranks on the last lap to bring his ORC home sixth in the 42 car-e/ass. Only half the Class 4s survived the first lap, but Boddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe finished all three in the Dodge to take third in class. Willie Valdez had only one good lap, but he kept the Ford moving to end up taking fifth place and some points in Class 7S. Billy Ken and Pat Smith had a good race in their Funco and the pair kept it all together to finish a good sixth in Challenger Class. Dusty Tlma

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!Jr third spo( Mike Schwel-linger still leads ot\l)Oints with 32, followed by Chrfstian Pike, 28, Matt Pike, 26, and Don Adams, 22. There were but three in Class 6, but two of them finished three laps. Greg and Wes Moser led all three laps in the Ford Ranchero, had their share of trouble mid-way, but finished well with a total time of 9: 16.26. The remarkable performance of the Saab 96 at Parker repeated in the rough Ne-vada desert, as Arne Gunnarsson and John Johnston Ill were less than three minutes behnd the Mosers starting the last lap. But, they lost a bunch of time in the night, but still finished second. HORA GOLD COAST 300 March 5, 1988 -Results POS.CAR # DRIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SJNGLE SEAT -16 START -10 FINISH 1. 100 Mark McMillin (solo) Chenowth 5:51.00 2. 103 Bud Feldkamp/Ron Gardner Chenowth 5:53.17 3. 112 Chet Huffman (solo) O.R.E. 5:54.42 4. 108 Ron Brant (solo) Raceco 6:29.26 5. 107 Frank Snook/Eric Arras Raceco 6:51.06 CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT-22 START-11 FINISH 1. 201 Brian Collins (solo) Chenowth 5:44.34 2. 200 Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt Chenowth 5:52.36 3. 204 Mike Lund /Buu Combe Chenowth 5:55.24 4. 218 Bob Richey/Ray Croll Jr. Raceco 5:59.39 !I. 212 Steve Sourapas/OavP. Richardson Raceco 6:00.23 0/ A POS. 2 4 5 18 31 1 3 6 7 8 CLASS 1-2-1600 - 1600CC RESTRICTED ENGINE -42 START - 20 FINISH 1. 1629 Jack Ramsay (solo) Bunderson 6:16.01 12 2. 1607 Pete McCowen/Oennis Fry Race co 6:26.41 14 3. 1609 Dominic Borra/ John Basso O.R.E. 6:27.20 16 4. 1622 Joe Flinn/Mark Voyles Hart 6:33.11 20 5. 1621 Darren Wilson/Willie Melancon Mirage 6:33.46 21 CLASS 3 -SHORT we 4X4 - 8 START - 1 FINISH 1. 347 Christian Pike/ John Lemieux Ford Bronco 11:48.97 106 2. 304 Richard Bundy/Ronald Zemanek Jeep CJ 8 6:38.40 (2 laps) 3. 346 Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep Wrangler 6:44.24 (2 laps) CLASS 4 - LONG we 4X4 - 8 START - 4 FINISH 1. 401 Jack Johnson/Brent Foes Nissan 6:58.10 38 2. 400 Rodney Hall/ Jim Fricker Dodge 7:09.27 41 3. 403 Buddy Renae /Bill Donahoe Dodge 8:37.48 69 4. 402 Jerry McDonald/Ben Metcalf Chevrolet 9:11.15 78 5. 405 John Dyck/Jerry Sterling Jeep J-10 2:31.19 (1 lap) CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -11 START - 4 FINISH 1. 503 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 6:28.19 17 2. 500 John Cooley/ Jim Cocores Baja Bug 6 43.03 19 3. 545 Bob Utgard/ Jeff hibbard Baja Bug 6:32.36 27 4. 548 George Seeley Jr./Howard Anderson Baja Bug 11:24.35 99 5. 549 Edward Mailo/Kerry Armstrong Baja Bug 5:45.39 (2 laps) CLASS 5-1600 - 1600CC BAJA BUG -10 START-4 FINISH 1. 559 Roy Taylor /Mike Taylor Baja Bug 7:18.37 43 2. 557 Mike Jones/Russ Simmons Baja Bug 7:48.57 52 3. 550 Andy L. & Andy R. De Vercelly Baja Bug 8:41.03 71 4. 553 Randy Wilson/Rick Wilson Baja Big 10:16.24 94* 5, 558 R.E. Wright/Walter A. Wright Baja Bug 6:26.49 (2 laps) CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - J START - 2 FINISH 1. 618 Wes & Greg Moser Ford Rachero 9:16.26 81 2. 617 Arne Gunnarson/ John Johnston Ill Saab 96 10:50.53 97 3. 600 Larry Schwacofer /Sid Spradling '57 Chevy 7:50.40 (2 laps) CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 5 START - 2 FINISH 1. 700 Manny Esquerra/Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 6:59.20 39 2. 701 Larry Ragland/Dave Beck Chevy S-10. 8:45.31 72 3. 704 Dwight Lundell /Lee Alderman Chevy S-10 10:50.12 (2 laps) CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP -22 START - 6 FINISH 1. 721 Spencer Low/ Paul Delang Nissan 7:23.50 46 2. 747 Paul Simon/Ed Frisk Ford Ranger 818.07 59 3. 746 Evan Evans/Phil Fareio Datsun 9:11.49 79 4. 745 Larry Carlton /Gilbert Divine Ford Ranger 9:55.32 86 5. 723 .Willie Valdez/Geraldo Novelo Ford Ranger 10:04.44 91 CLASS 7 4X4-STOCK MINI-MIDI 4X4 -12 START - 4 FINISH 1. 753 Jeff McPherson/ Jeff Lewis Chevy S-10 7:38.18 50 2. 768 Dave· Ashley Ford Ranger 8:12.58 58 3. 757 Mike Randall /Bob Bower Jeep Comanche 8:32.05 64 4. 769 John Swift/Curt LeOuc Ford Ranger 9:30.36 83 5. 751 Gregg Symonds Toyota 8:15.53 (2 laps) CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP -15 START -11 FINISH 1. 800 Dave Shoppe/Larry Maddox Ford 6:27.07 15 2. 810 Rob Gordon /Gary Houston Ford 6:52.45 33 3. 804 David Westhem/Randy Salmon! GMC 7:13.31 42 4. 812 Chris Minor /Terry Caldwell Chevy 7:19.54 44 5. 808 Steve McEachern Chevy 8:01.32 55* CLASS CHALLENGER -RESTRICTED BUGGY -31 START - 13 FINISH 1. 912 . Rick Johnson (solo) Hi Jumer 7:47.18 51 2. 988 Larry Martin/Marty Schlosser Chenowth 8:00.00 54 3. 993 Mike Ward/Joan Ward T-Mag 8:19.05 60 4. 992 Dennis Stankavich/Michael Currier Sandhawk 8:47.45 75 5. 903 James Tucker /Larry Wyatt Chaparral 8:56.11 76 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650CC - 19 START-11 FINISH 1. 1005 Michael W. Church (solo) Raceco 6:04.43 9 2. 1006 John Ellenburg (solo) Race co 6:08.54 11 3. 1016 Mark Barnes (solo) Raceco 6:23.14 13 4. 1015 Rex Keeling (solo) Race co 6:34.00 22 5. 1010 Scott & Larry Dinovitz O.R.E. 6:44.44 28 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 5 START - 2 FINISH (2 Laps) 1. 1100 Ramon Castro/Guito Vega VW Beetle 8:31.40 2. 1103 Jose Aguila/ Armando Rojas VW Beetle 8:32.18 3. 1101 Russ Johnson/Ron Myers VW Beetle 4:91.44 (1 lap) CLASS 14-UNLIMITED 4X4-6 START - J FINISH 1. 1499 David A. Quill (solo) Chevrolet 8:40.12 70 2. 1400 Giti Gowland/Kenny Verkuilen Toyota 9:47.16 84 3. 1401 Boone England/ Jim Hummel Chevrolet 10:15.49 93 4. 1403 Emil Downey/John Downey Jeep CJ8 10:58.50 (2 laps) 5. 1498 Charles Woodard /Warren Fishback Ford 11:46.11 (2 laps) Starters - 235 Finishers - 1 OB Race Distance -250 miles Time Allowance -12 hours Fast Lap of the Day -Brian Collins - 1 :46.16 *Time includes penalty. Dusty Times Larry Schwacofer and Sid Sprad-ling have new car woes with the '57 Chevy, and they covered just two laps. On points Gunnarsson and Moser are tied at 42 for the lead, and Schwacofer has 15 points. A brave five Class 1 ls, four of them from Ensenada, B.C., started the race, and they needed just two laps for an official finish. But, three of the Beetles did not go a lap, two of them put out by a stout hit in the rear. · Defending points champ Ramon Castro, with Guito Vega· riding, led the first round with 3:14 flat. Russ Johnson and Ron Myers were next at 4:01.44, followed by Jose Aguila and Armando Rojos at 4:23.14. The Johnson · Beetle did not come around again, and Castro slowed with a broken spring plate. It was a near photo finish as Cas-tro led Aguila under the check-ered flag by a few feet and won Class 11 by a mere 38 seconds. It can't get much tighter than that! The Competition Review . Board convened shortly after 8 p.m., when the last starter was out of time. In less than two hours they handled the. various cases call-ing for penalties. The early start meant that most folks had dinner, long before midnight and plenty of time to enjoy Las Vegas. Sun-day morning the Gold Co~st Ramon Castron andGuito Vega led lap 1 in Class 11, broke a spring plate, go t it welded, then broke it again but still won the tig htest dice o f the race by 38 seconds. Hotel & Casino hosted a sump-tuous brunch, free to all race par-ticipants. It was a very generous . gesture from Mike Gaughan, who would like to do even more for the competitors in the Gold Coast race. Despite the severe and unusual course restrictions in the area, there were no serious incidents. In fact, by mid afternoon race day the people in Goodsprings asked the police to lift the road block through town; maybe they were missing their beverage and ice sales of yore. Instantly the trails to the north were alive with specta-tors. Despite the printed "no-no" areas, many drivers _repor~? ~~--ing more spectators than ever along the course, making the route look like the old Mint 400 course in population. In the tire wars Yokahama cleaned up at the Gold Coast, tak-ing the overall win with Class 2, and also winning in Classes 1-2-1600, 3, 5-1600, 6, Challenger and 10, and taking 1-2-3 in Class 14. BFGoodrich and General each had three winners, BFG in Classes 1, 5 and 7 4x4, and General in Classes 4, 7S and 8. Firestone scored in Class 7 and Armstrong in Class 11. The third stop on the eight race series is Easter Week-end at Score's Great Mojave 250 in Lucerne Valley, CA. More off-road races are won on Bilsteins than any other shock absorber, period. -. . •BORN TO PERFORM'" BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For addit;,_M, •ar.hnical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. April 1988 Page 11

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The 1988 Alcan Winter Rally By Tom Grimshaw Photos: Peter Hatch/Tracksick Photo Enterprises The 1987 A/can champs did it again. Ken Maytag, Glen Bjorkman, both Californians, and Steve Richarde, from Everett, WA, won outright in the slick Audi 5000 CS Quattro, taking merely 76 penalty points on the 5900 mile trek. Wrapped in the glee of my trat1elling fellow To the wonder of our hearty band .. I try to tl<m the snow all yellow When my dinkus broke off in my hand. (Final verse of the epic poem by T.D. Grimshaw, "Ode To A Frozen Dinkus" .-1988) Let me set the scene: Day Nine, Mile 5,402 of the 1988 Akan Winter Rally. A parade of ice covered rally cars races through the dark of the Arctic night·, studded tires clawing for a foot-hold in the treacherous snow, straining engines sounding but a passing whisper midst the frozen vastness. Huddled, inside the hurdling steel cocoons, bleary eyed rally-ists peer through windshields quickly frosted, despite the com-forting hum of the heaters. Each team is determined to be the first to arrive at the overnight stop, to be the first to belly up to the steamy warmth of the Yellowhead Hotel bar. The black Saab suddenly slows to a creep along the hoary road-side. Satch Carlson, CB radio per-sonality and a gentlemen who loves to do it in the fast lane, has. gone silent in mid sentence. Something is amiss. We slow our BMW to keep pace with the ailing Saab. I am concerned. I ·roll my window down and yell through the frozen air, "Are you all right? Is some-thing wrong with the car?" I cannot see through the frosted windows of the Saab. Silently, a moon roof slides open. The tip of a black ski mask begins to emerge through the roof of the limping Saab. Vapors of steam surround the apparition. It is a scene from Apocalypse Now. I wait and wonder. Suddenly -Satch Carlson · h•rches upright through the roof of the Saab, takes practiced aim and shoots a bottle rocket off the hood of our Good Samaritan BMW. His demented howl of tri-umph echoes through the passing canyons as our world turns scarlet Pagen and the Attack Saab speeds off in a cloud of frozen snow dust. This scene, and many others like it, portray the true essence of the 1988 Akan Winter Rally. · 'The rally was of little conse-quence -the adventure of driv-ing 6,000 miles, from Seattle, Washington, through British Columbia, across the Northwest Territories, The Yukon and Alaska -to finish twelve days later at the scene of The Calgary Winter Olympics -that was the true goal of The Alcaners. The lure of being part of an event that would become an entry in The Guinness Book of World Records, as. the longest Winter and International Rally ever staged, was only a minor bonus. Certainly it wasn't the promise of several thousand dollars paid in prize funds by the event sponsor, Goodyear Tire Company - the prize fund only applied to trucks, and there were only three entered. However, Goodyear did supply free studded tires to all teams. Fifteen teams gathered together in Bellevue, W ashington to listen to the horror stories of the effect of killer cold on our frail bodies. All entrants were required to attend lectures on cold weather survival the day prior to the start of The Akan. The speakers included Danny Goodwin, retired Alaskan State Trooper and long time PRO rally-ist, and a survival expert who blandly informed us we would all freeze to death before we could leave the start line the following day. I could not help but wonder what the hell I was doing there. I've competed in three previous A leans, but they've always been in the Fall of the year. Temperatures rarely reached freezing levels. And here I was taking notes on survival in temperatures ranging from 30 to roo below! I was astounded that all fifteen teams left the starting line the fol-lowing day, Tuesday, February 2. I was further amazed that I was one of them. Two years ago John Buffum and I won The Akan in an Audi. But this year JB has reti ed frou. rally competition and landed in the clutches of the SCCA man-agement .staff. Left adrift on my favorite rally, I joined Erhard Dahm of Michigan in a 4WD BMW 32SIX. Erhard's son, Win (Winfred), rode along to keep us awake. Erhard drove Jeep Cherokees and BMW s for me back in the early glory days of PRO Rallying but he'd never driven in a TSO The intrepid team of Erhard and Win Dahm and correspondent Tom Grimshaw placed fourth overall, back 3:J seconds, in the BMW 325/X, in spite of some non-TSO type driving. April 1988 Gene Henderson, the 1986 winner, got close, but he and Ralph Beckman and Jack Christensen took second by 20 seconds in the handsome Subaru Turbo 4x4 wagon. /:i,,M.,~ --~ . ' ~ In third overall by just three more seconds was another Audi, a 90 Quattro, crewed by the Ohio team of Chris Jensen, Bill Sadataki and Dave Killian. rally, requiring snail pace average speeds, timing to the second past hidden checkpoints, and meticu-lous course following. His patience lasted about four days of the required twelve. Of course, Anchorage resident Satch Carlson, was back for another try at the Alcan. He brought his. evil looking black Saab Turbo and a large supply of fireworks. Ken Maytag, winner of the most recent Akan Rally, brought a beautifully prepared Audi SOOOCS and a hot team of squinty eyed co-drivers to man the clocks. Gene Henderson, winner of the '86 Akan, brought a spiffy '88 Subaru Turbo Wagon, carrying Ralph Beckman and Jack Chris-tensen on board. Henderson fig-ured to be the real competition for the Maytag 4x4 washer/ dryer. The rally began with an easy drive North from Bellevue, WA to an overnight stop in Q uesnel, B.C. The scoring was extremely tight, with the Maytag Audi lead-ing the Henderson Subaru by less than six seconds, and our BMW close behind in third place. _ That first evening, Satch Carl-son mentioned the poltergeist haunting his new in-car CD player. It seemed the pesky ghost would cause the player to stop, or start, to increase its volume, or lower to a whisper, all on its own. Satch was perplexed. During the next several days we drifted through the Northwest Territories and across the Yukon. The standings remained tight. Erhard, Win and I enjoyed a good day, scoring nine zeroes and two one second penalties in eleven controls to move into second place, two seconds in front of Henderson. Carlson's CD player had begun spitting discs onto the floor of the Saab in• the dark of the night. It also began turning itself on, at full volume, without human assist-ance. Carlson's eyes began to glaze. Paul Mliner, who looks like he belongs in the Yukon, was lurking near the front runners in his ragged looking Dc,dge Shdby Turbo. Mliner pilots 747s fo Tiger Airlines. He/iloted the Shelby with spee and flair uncommon to two-wheel drive cars careening along ice covered roads. His 13 year old son, Gavin, and "Fast Ed die" Botwick , seemed oblivious to their peril. · Temperatures dropped as we moved Northward. Most morn-ings began around 35 below and deteriorated as the day went along. The coldest reported New Yorkers Paul and Gavin Mlinar and Ed Botwick, were fifth in the Dodge Shelby Turbo, and the first of the two wheel drive troops with a 244 second error. Dusty Tlma

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Paul Osborn, Robert Leek and Ross Reichert, from Tucson, AZ, kept the desert bred Chevy Blazer together to finish eleventh in the A/can 5000. Brian Cosier and Doug Howard came from Yellowknife , NWT in Midwesterners Lou Delong and Wayne Wylie had a good rig for the Chevy Blazer, but they must have known winter driving better the run in the Ford Bronco, but they placed eighth with an error than TSO; they were twelfth with a total score of 3330 seconds. of_7_3_9_s_e_c_on_d_s_. ________________ _ temperature was 57 below. Cars an "i~e bridge") and up the Top his teammates, whilst installing Akan 5000. He yell~d, "Vy, had to be plugged into lectric of The W orld Highway to the the machine in Satch's Saab, dur- Vy?", slammed the. BMW into outlets at overnight stops so the point where the snowplows gave ing Satch's absence, discovered low gear, put the pedal to the battery, block and crankcase up, then back to Dawson City. It the wonder of a remote control. metal a~d left in a cloud of frozen heaters would prevent terminal was here that Erhard Dahm's For six days they worked their snow. "There's a land where the mountains are nameless, And the rivers all nm god knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless, And deaths r.ha1 pm hang by a hair; There are hardships chat nobody reckons, There are valleys unpeopled and siill; There's a land-oh, ii beckons and beckons, And I wane to go back-and I will." freezing. patience gave way to Teutonic magic from the rear seat, turning Perhaps he'll read this piece and But the sun was shining and we rage, as he finally snapped and the player on and off at random the words of Robert Service and were fooled into believing we refused to hold a 9 mph average _intervals, suddenly increasing the understand Vy: were safe to walk about - until speed through several check-volume to a roar in the wee hours =-'""l""-------~---------------our noses froze shut and our eyes points. of the morning and dropping it to ~ 000[101Jrn~ began to sting from frozen tears. We entered the 9 mph section a hint during the day - all with- D D -:_ Life was a Winter Wonderland-across the rivers in a broadside out once giving away their secret ifyouwereanelkoramooseoran attitude enhanced by the BMW's to the perplexed Satch Carlson. ~ Eskimo. turbo thrust in second gear and Wonderful. ,, /1,411. · Our first, day-long stopover Erhard's bootheel placed firmly On the eighth day we began the · T "'H . , · ,,, was in Dawson City, Yukon, the upon the accelerator. 540 mile round trip to The Arctic frozen town where Jack London I screamed "Slow down, slow Circle, up the Dempster Highway, wrote many of his tales of the down, STOP!" and back. No place for human North on the banks where the He screamed, "Vy, Vy?" -and beings. The trip was not an official Yukon and Klondike Rivers meet. we dropped to fourth place. part of the rally but what the hell, One day was spent running a In Dawson City, the secret of who wants to live forever. I con~ short TSO section across the fro- the possessed CD player became soled myself with the hope that zen rivers ( the natives call the road known to Satch Carlson. Seems when they thawed my body, the ,-------,-~-----------------------world may hav become a better ~ . H. Beck and Robyn Atkinson, from New Mexico, drove through the frigid north in their Subaru RX 4x4 to a fine finish, sixth among tlie dozen that went the distance. Adrian Crane and Don Monaco came from Modesto, CA to compete in their Nissan pickup, and they slogged through the muck to a fine seventh overall, the best truck showing. Dusty Times place for old co-drivers. The scenery was breathtaking. The weather was perfect and we rocketed along the icy two lane road totally oblivious of the danger in stuffing ourselves into a snow bank at 40 below zero. Twelve teams finally arrived at the finish in Banff, Alberta, the day before the opening ceremon-ies of The Winter Olympics. Space does not permit relating the details of our road flare and M & M candy retaliation against the Carlson Attack Saab, or details of the Alcaners competing in the dog sled races and local TSO rally during the Anchorage, Alaska, stopover. I opted to run the local rally with Win Dahm and left behind the headline·, "National PRO Rally Co-Driving Champion Gets Ass Kicked in Local SPAM Pro-Am Rally." The Maytag Audi team over-came the vagarie of a Jerry Hines rally to win their second straight Akan 5000. Gene Henderson came second, 2 seconds back, followed by -ns Jensen of the Cleveland Plain ealer in a beau-tiful 1988 Audr 90. The Dahms and I finished fourth~ a ar bet-ter placing than we deserved with our Blitz reig tactics. When Erhard delivered me to the airport in Calgary, I asked if he would like to do the next Winter April 1988 Long Before Other Light Companies Thought Off Road Racing Was Popular ... •• KC ~iliTES Knew It Was Important ! KC's been involved in off-road racing since day one. That's why we can produce the finest competition lighting available. · Lights that can withstand the tortures of off-road racing. Lights that you can depend on to find the finish line in the depths of night. Lights that are backed for a full 5 years by a company that really cares abqut off road racing and the people involved in it. . It pays to take KC along for the ride ... for the confidence, . dependability and support built into every light. Since 1970 There Have Been More KC Equipped Off Road Race Winners Than All Of Our So-Called Competitors Combined. Williams, Arizona 86046 • 602/635-2607 Page 13

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G.O.R.R.A. TNANlisGMNG ·150 The· Second Annual Race in the· Mud Text & Photos: Linda P. Whigha~ Bob Rule started strong in h'is Class 1-1600, had a few problems along the way, but covered 89 laps for a strong fifth in his class. quarters distance Joe-Cunningham · was leading the 1600 pack, fol-lowed by Clint Hurst, Travis Hurst, Bobby Bramlett and Ronnie Whigham. In Class 10 Gary Thistle-wood had taken over- the lead, fol-lowed by Bruce Mitchum, Grant Dale, Lindy Herrell and Bill Gaylord. Joe Cunningham had a p~rfect race in his 1-1600. He took the lead early in the game, stopped once for gas, drove a/199 laps a/on~. and not only won the class but won the race overall by two laps. Lemons, Ciass 10 driver from Michigan, was a prime example of this. He pitted with problems such as adjusting the timing, fouled spark plugs, and distributor difficulties on several occasions. Still, other driv-ers had major troubles that couldn't be repaired: and had to call it a day early on. . Anyone observing the pits had to be impressed, by the spirit of helping In spite of the fast pace, which continued to the very end, the six hour time limit stopped the race just one lap short of the 250 miles. The overall winner, and 1600 class champion was tough Joe Cun-ningham, driving his car all the way without a sub, one of the few driv-ers to accomplish that feat. He had a trouble free race, only one pit stop was made for gas, and that certainly is a winning combination. Cun-ningham covered 99 laps and won. $714.00. The Georgia Off Road Racing The 1600 drivers lucky enough Association held its second annual to line up near the front had their Thanksgiving 250 on November moment in the sun, leading the race 28, 1987. Drivers turned out from at this point. However, moving Canada, Michigan, Florida and rapidly and skillfully from the tenth Tennessee, and of course the regular starting position, Lindy Herrell, in Georgia drivers were there. This Bill Porter's car, made his move; on was the final race of the season, and the third lap he took over the lead. an excellent. turnm,1t of 26 cars Herrell was followed by the Dale promised to make this 250 mile or family car, and the 1600s of Ray six hour event an exciting one. Whigham, Bob Rule andJ.R. Tayl-Under threatening skies the field or. Herrell's lead was to be short lined up to await the green flag. A lived due to a flat tire. On lap 5 the parade lap was made, and with Tennessee car, driven by Grant everyone back in place at last, they . . Dale, took over out front. In the got the green flag to start. Jumping back, Florida's J .R. Taylor had out front immediately was Bill Gay- maneuvered into the lead in his lord in his Class 10 car. He was class, after starting in ninth pqsition. followed closely by two 1600 cars, Problems, boy do they have Ray Whigham and Bob Rule. The problems! The Dale car had trouble back of the field was a jumble of with the torsion bars and Taylor race cars vying for position! Unfor-broke a spindle. By the 20th lap the tunately, Gaylord's fantastic start leads in both classes hadgonetopsy-and early lead came to an abrupt turvy aga~n. The remarkable driver end when he tangled with a tree and from Florida, Joe Cunningham, in had to pit with tire problems, and all his 1600 racer, had begun the con-this happened in the.first lap. test in 23rd IJ?Sition and was now _in THE WRIGH.T PLACEk COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adju&tmehts. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 PaseU . the lead. the other guy exhibited by the pit Gary Thistlewood was second overall with 97 laps done, and he was the Class 10 winner, earning $676.00. Other finishers in the ten car field in Class 10 were Bruce Mitchum in second with 88 laps . completed and a check for $405.60. At the end of 25 laps it looked crews. Everyone helped each other ... liket.his. ln the 1600classJ.R. Tayl- Need a part to get your car back in or had the lead, but later was out the running or maybe a relief driver with a broken spindle, and here had for a while? The call went out up covered 25 laps. In with 24 laps and down pit row, and if whatever each were Ray Whigham, Bob ' you needed was anywhere around Rule, Bobby Bramlett, Travis · you usually got it and extra help to Hurst, Joe Cunningham, Sammy get your car back on the track. Herrell and Clint durst: Mickey Meanwhile, those lucky ( or Smallwood and Ronnie Whigham skilled) enough to keep their cars each had 23 laps done, the team of going were still hard at racing. In Russ Waddington and John· spiteofroughconditionsafastpace Rutgers covered 19, and Marshall continued to be set by Joe Cun-Whigham, a D class car bumped up ningham, still driving alone.· At the for lack of entry in that class, had 18 midway point, three hours, patterns laps covered. Jeff Eubanks had 13 were being set and definite leaders laps done, Donald Gattis and Den- were emerging. Here the top five in nis Aiken ended with nine-laps, and each class were, in 1600s, Joe Cun-finally, an early casualty was Mark ningham, Clint Hurst, Travis Hurst, Bickers, ending the first 25 laps with Bobby Bramlett, and Mickey Small-three of his own, out with a blown wood; in Class IQ it was Bruce head. Mitchum, Gary Thisdewood, The Class lO's first ·25 laps went· Lindy Herrell, Grant Dale and Bill this way. In with all 25 laps were Gaylord._ Leading overall with 49 Lindy Herrell, Bruce Mitchum and laps completed was, that name Grant and- Casey Dale, followed again, Joe Cunningham in his closely at 24 laps each by Jamie 1-1600. , Grant and Casey Dale took third with their 74 laps done, and earned $162.24. Lindy Herrell was fourth and Bill Gaylord fifth in Class 10, each covered 34 laps. Stahlman and Gary Thistlewood. Joe kept up a grueling pace for the Jack Thompson and Scott Haire cars behind him, and everyone was showed with 23 laps each, and behind him. I~ seemed we might bringing up the back of the Class 10 make the 250 miles first this year, runners were Bill Gaylord, 17 laps, instead of having to cut the race off Bob Bohres, 9 laps, and Tim Lem- · at the six hovr time limit. There was ons, two laps. With the cars out some exciting dicing at the back of front running so closely, it was still a the _fi_eld as drivers pushed for a long way from a "shoo-in" winner. pbs1t1on closer to th(( front. Jeff As the afternoon progressed the Eubanks flipped on more than on~ track, in excellent condition at the occasion, but he and his crew beginning of the race, was becoming always managed to get the car extremely beat out and rough. The upright and he continued to race. rain had stayed away, so far, but the As more drivers began to feel the mud was still taking its toll on cars effects of this long race and the and drivers. There was a steady trail steadily roughening track, the of cars into the pits. Some were the number of pit stops for driver scheduled pit stops. One driver changes grew accordingly. By the explained, "We planned to pit end of 75 laps, who was . driving about every two hours for gas, oil what car was anyone's guess. Thi! and Gatorade." Other cars came in subs were apparently as good as th ! seeming to be plagued with small starters, and there was little change • and annoying problems all day. Tim in the top five in class. At three-Third overall and second in Class 1-2-1600 was Clint Hurst whose 95 laps brought him $535.50. J.R. Taylor was third in class with 90 laps done, good for $267.75. Ron-nie Whigham was fourth, also.cov-ering 90 laps and Bob Rule was fifth, doing 89 laps in a close contest. Trophies and prizes were awarded at 6:00 p.m. following the race. Thanks to Loc-Tite, Perma-T ex Corporation, no one went home empty handed. Each racer, regardless of finish position, received a participants plaque and a "goody bag" ofl..oc-tite and Perma- · Tex products. Lithia Automotiye also donated some nice T-shirts, and they were awarded to the driv-ers in each class who finished just below ti;ophy qualifications. G.O.R.R.A. would like to thank everyone who attended and partici-·pated in the Second Annual Thanks-giving 250. We hope to see you all in the coming season! Georgia's Travis Hurst. leading here, makes the effort to stay ahead of Florida··s Joe Cunningham, who went on to .win overall. Hurst finished seventh in Class 1-2-1600. Bill Gaylord enjoyed the early lead in flis Class 10car, but then head troubles the rest of the distance and ended up fifth in class . April 1988 DustyTlma

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By Homer Eubanks Mazda Wins Again in San Diego Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Terry Peterson had his hands full from second place Ron · Pierce, as Pierce would challenge at every corner. As the battle increased Pierce was able to take the lead, but later he lost power and gave the win back to Terry Peterson. Allen Yaros came across second, a complete straight behind. Richard Obi.alero fin-ished third the hard way; on the last lap he flipped, a complete 360, but he continued on to hold third. Fourth went to Chuck Parker, and fifth went to Don Archibald. In the first A TV heat, 18 riders were on the line, but it was Mark Ehrnardt that seemed most eager as he jumped out to the early lead. Ehrnardt was not alone, however, as last year's champion Don Turk was following. The first of many battles in this large quad class was between third place Kenneth Delk and Chris Brandt. At the half way point Turk made his move at the start/ finish line, but missed a shift. But, . before the lap was over Turk grit-ted his teeth over the rough sec-tion and slipped inside for the lead. Ehrnhardt then found Delk on his tail, and at just the same spot Turk took the lead, Delk moved into second. Don Turk held on for the win, with second going to Kenneth Delk. Mark Ehrnhardt was third. three, Donnie Banks took over. Banks went on to take the win. Ashley was first to fall behind Sean Finley, and then he lost the drag race to the finish line to Bobby Wilson . . In the UltraStock heat race Bill Silbermann got the hole shot in his big Mazda. Tim Lewis slipped into second momentarily, but quickly fell back, and Vince Tjelmeland took over second with Ken Kazarian trailing him. 1 Bill Silbermann stalled in the last turn of lap three, and Kazarian got his VW in the lead. Jeff Elrod grabbed second, while Tjelme-land held onto third in the Nissan. Elrod challenged on the sweeper to take over the lead from Kazarian. Kazarian's VW began falling back, while sounding like it was having trouble clearing its throat. Greg G@orge managed to get into second, and started to battle with Lloyd Castle, but the contact sent him into the wall. However, he was able to get back into the race and not lose a position. Jeff Elrod held on to win the heat in his VW Scirocco. Second went to Lloyd Castle. Third was Greg George with Kazarian and Tjelmeland trailing. Glenn Harris swept to a convincing victory in the truck main event, his Mazda leading all the way to claim the second big victory in the stadium series for his team in just three weeks. Another 18 riders came out for the second 4 wheel A TV heat, and it was Toby Ashley who took advantage of his front row posi-tion. Ashley went on to lead the first . two laps, but then, on lap In the first 250 Pro Motocross heat Jim Holley flew into the lead by jumping over Brian Manley. The lead changed every half lap, but Holley kept it together over the rockers and stole the lead once · again to take the win. Brian ·Man-ley finished second and third went to Tommy Watts. San Diego' s Jack Murphy Memorial Stadium hosted round two of the Mickey Thompson stadium series. For the second consecutiv'e time this season Team Mazda dominated the Grand National Sport Truck. class. Mazda now leads Toyota by 43 points in the battle for the Manufacturer's Cup. The show started with the trophy dash for the Super 1600 class, featuring the six fastest qua-lifiers. Once Robby Gordon jumped out front in his Chen- . owth, the trophy was his, leaving any racing to the other five con-testants. Marty Coyne and Mitch Mustard kept things exciting as the two Chenowths battled for second. Coyne won this particu-lar battle, but Mustard had the · honor of making him earn it. Greg George got his Funco across next ahead of round one points leader Jerry Whelchel, Chenowth. The heat races started when eleven Grand National Spor·t Trucks lined up for their first appearance. Toyota's Steve Millen took the lead off the start from Dan Esslinger, Ford, and Danny Thompson settled his Chevy into third. Glenn Harris and Mazda mate Rod Millen fol-l owed on the first lap. Steve Millen quickly put some real estat e between himself and second running Esslinger. Essling-er had a little breathing room, but Thompson was feeling heat from Harris. Then, going into turn one of lap three, Thompson stalled, holding up Harris. This allowed the Jeep of Walker Evans and Toyota's Ivan Stewart to get ahead of Harris. Ivan Stewart took advantage of Walker Evans' misfortune and set his sights on Esslinger, who was . now running in second place. Stewart poured on the gas and Page ii slipped ;·nside Esslinger on the fifth lap. Steve Millen had no traf-fic anywhere near him, and he was able to put plenty of breathing room between himself and his teammate Stewart. The front three runners had the track all to themselves, but five trucks were fighting over fourth place. Jeff Huber settled the argument with the other Mazda drivers, Glenn Harris and Rod Millen, lining up behind him. · Steve Millen took the check-ered flag with nobody within eye-sight. His mate Ivari Stewart was a full straight behind him. Then came Team Mazda with Jeff Huber leading Glenn Harris ancl Rod Millen. When the Stadium Super Lites (Odysseys) took the field, ten cars lined up and John Hasshaw used his pole position to steal the lead. Turn one congestion stalled the pack and allowed Hasshaw to gain an early and comfortable lead. Russ East followed with Rennie Awana leading Rory Holladay. By the thil"d lap Hasshaw could feel the heat from East, and East was able to close in and make several attempts. Just before the white flag East tried to grab the lead, but Hasshaw was able to hold on. East tried everything in the book, but his book didn't contain the neces-~ary suggestions. When it was over he had to settle for a close second behind Hasshaw. Rennie Awana took third. In the second Super Lite heat Allen Yaros jumped out early to lead with third row starter Terry Peterson grabbing second, fol-lowed by Mike Lovelle and Ron Pierce. Before the lap ended Peterson managed to take the lead with I'ierce settling into second ahead of early leader Y aros. A roll-over by John Shultz held up the pack momentarily while the front three charged ahead. In the second Pro 250 heat ; cf Defending Super 1600 points champion Frank Arciero, Jr. kept his cool and the Chenowth together to take a hard earned victory in the 24 car main event for the open wheelers. Jeff Elrod has his Scirocco UltraStock wired this year, and he flew to the heat race win, placed second on the track in the main and inherited that victory as well after tech. April 1988 Dusty Times

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Steve Lamson jumped out front and never looked back until he · saw the checkered flag. Frankie Brundage came across second and third ·went to Lance Barnett. . When the green flag went up on the first Super 1600 heat Brad Castle lost traction and got side-ways long enough for Dan Bentley to take the early lead. Castle settled into second and Jim Fish; back, Jr. was third. On the fourth lap Rob Gordon moved through traffic to challenge Castle. When Rob finally did make the pass, Dan Bentley stalled in front of him, and Castle took over the lead. Young Gordon tried every move possible, but the exper-ienced Castle kept his cool for the win. Rob Gordon finished a close second and third went to Marty Steve Millen started the night with the win in the first truck heat race for Toyota, but he dropped to third in the next round and fourth in the main event. Coming on strong this year Brad Castle kept his Raceco up front to win the first 1600 heat, and finished well in the other races to take the class points lead. In the second.Super 1600 heat race, with an all new cast, Eric Arras lifted the front wheels at the starting line allowing the other front row occupant Jimmy Nichols to take. the lead. Arras suffered turn one blues, and second place went to Frank Arciero, Jr. On the following lap Bob Gordon tangled with his teammate Arciero at the start/ fin-ish line, and ended up facing the barriers until the pack had gone past. Nichols was able to hold off Arciero's challenge at the midway point. Then Arciero tangled with Mitch Mustard, resulting in a flat tire on the Arciero Chenowth. During the encounter Arras went on the outside of both of them to put his Chenowth into second · place. Robby Gordon flew off to a big win in the Super 1600 Trophy dash, had troub/es in the heats, but his Chenowth took fifth in the main event. Jimmy Nichols kept his Raceco out front all the way in the second Super 1600 heat race, and he led the dash wire to wire, but had troubles in the main event. Jimmy Nichols Lame off the rough section and got his Raceco up on two wheels. This let Arras close in, but then Arras got a flat and both Arciero and Mustard ·slipped by him. Nichols went wire to wire for the victory, and Arciero nursed his flat tire around to manage second with Mitch :Mustard taking third. Eric Arras limped across in tenth with two flat tires, but the crowd showed their appreciation for the · out-standing drive. In the second Grand National Truck heat, the starting grid front row was made up ofT earn Mazda. Early heat winner, Team Toyota • made up row three. When the starter gave the go-ahead, Rod Millen.said goodbye to teammate Glenn Harris, but Harris was able to settle into second. Dan Essling-er was third ahead of Steve Millen. . Rod MHlen was driving the oldest of the three Mazdas, but he just ran_.. Rod Millen ran away from the pack in the second truck heat; his Mazda was so far ahead of the herd, that the announcer thought somebody else won the race! Ivan Stewart scored some valuable points for Toyota with a pair of second places in the heats, and a hard fought third in the main event. Dusty·Tlma legal Fuel Bladders As low As $182.00 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 kno.w what you want. We can do it." . (714) 897-2858 (800) 433-6524 (Outside California) Call or write for free catalog 5271 Business Drive, Huntirigton Beach, CA 92649 Aprll 19N Page 19 ..

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Marty Coyne is having a good season in his Chenowth, and in San Diego he was second in the Trophy Dash and the Main event, third in· his heat race.· His Chenowth flying high here, Jim Fishback, Jr. finished a great 3rd in the 1600 main event, and he took 4th place in his heat-race. Doing a little wheelie, defending points champion Jeff Huber gof. his Mazda around quickly to score second in the truck main event for the team. • Lloyd Castle and his wife have a good time in the Nissan Pulsar UltraStbck, and they took second in the heat race and fourth in the main event. Bill Silbermann drives a really big, Raceco built Mazda, and he got it around to take second place in the troubled UltraStock main event. Colorado racer Mitch Mustard is running the full stadium series this year in his tidy Chenowth, and he finished a strong third in his heat. DII"" away from the pack. Har-In the 4 wheel A TV main, 24 ris was obviously having trouble, riders faced off. It was Sean Finley it was the power steering belt, who captured the lead on the with Mazda's newest creation. As third lap, but he had to earn his they went into the third lap Harris win by keeping Donnie Banks at fell to seventh. The other Mazda bay. Third went to Toby Ashley. of Jeff Huber then started catch-In the UltraStock main event, ing hell from T earn Toyota, as the ten cars lined up for the start, but two drivers sandwiched him in, only four were under their own and then bounced off the Mazda. power when the race was over. Rod Millen lapped Harris and Lloyd Castle led from the start, the real battle was for second but rolled over going into the tween I van Stewart and Walker second lap and Vince Tjelmeland Evans. Stewart muscled his way inhe ited the lead. But, before around for second, and before Tje meland could say 31 Flavors, that lap was over Steve Millen Greg G.eorge passed him. Greg pulled his Toyota into third. Al George had to fight offJeffElrod U nser, Sr. had rolled his Jeep out- duriri.g the last three laps, but he of contention. Rod Millen led all was abl to hang on and keep his the way with Ivan Stewart cross- ai mg transmission together to ing over a distant second, so dis-cross the finish line first, the tant in fact that the announcer apparent winner. Elrod drove a thought Ivan had won and pulled_ hard race and came across second, the Toyota to the victory stand. followed by Bill Silbermann. hirdwenttotheToyotaofSteve Greg George might have been Millen. first on the track, but later the Out first for the main events officials ruled that his Mazda/ • were the Super Lites. Rennie Funco was shod with tires too Awana took t~e early lead, but on wide, -and he was disqualified. the fourth lap Russ East took UltraStock rules require produc-over. Awana's trouble didn't end tion tires with width restrictions. there either. Ron Pierce took his . George's tires were a half in~ second place spot and Awana had oversize, costing him the win. The to se1:tle for third. Fourth went to ruling seems unjust, but since Richard Obialero, who tangled four tire manufacturers have big with Frank Chavez just before the money at stake, rules are rules. finish line. Chavez wound up on The action moved Jeff Elrod into the other side of the hydro-first place, Bill Silbermann was barriers, unhurt. now second, and Vince Tjelme-land was third. Tjelmeland said that the severity of the course was hard on the class. It was too rough for the UltraStock suspension. On the front row of the Super 1600 main event was Jim "The Animal" Fishback and number 2 plate holder Bob Gordon, with 22 other drivers behind them. Gor-don used the inside spot to jump out front and Fishback held onto second at the start. Fishback tagged Gordon going into the final turn of the first lap, and while Gordon f mbled for a gear, Fish-back took over. It was Marty Coyne that had to drive hard to keep Frank Arciero, Jr. and young Rob Gordon to the rear. The lea ers encountered the turned over Funco of Phil Carter, and this allowed Arciero to slip into second. Then, after exiting turn one, it was 1987 points champion Frank Arciero, Jr., tak-ing over the lead. Fishback inher-ited the pressure from Marty Coyne, Rob Gordon and Brad Castle. The real battle was for second as Arciero pulled out a ten car length lead.-Then, going over the start/ finish line Frank ran into a lapped Jo n Brockett and this brought the action back up to his back door. Arciero was able to maintain the lead, and Coyne held under · pressure from the other three wanting his position. Frank Arciero just missed a col-lision in the final turn and was able to slip inside for the victory. Marty Coyne held ont0- second, and third went to the early leader, Jim Fishback; Jr. Fourth was Brad Castle and Rob"Gordon was fifth. In the 250 UltraCross main event, Brian Manley showed why he has to spot the other contest-ants the full field and start on the last row. By mid-distance-Manley had passed all 22 entrants and was headed to the checkered flag and a ·handsome paycheck. Second went to Jeff Mayberry, who had passed ten riders, and Tommy W atts was third, after passing 14 · others. Back in fifth, in finishing order , Jim Holley scored the second biggest purse, with 18 passes. Eleven trucks lined up to race the Grand National Sport Truck main event. Roger Mears had missed his heat race while chang-ing a transmission, but he was able to get the issan into the main. Al Unser, r. and Glenn Harris shared the front row, with Walker Evans and Jeff Huber on -row two. T earn Toyota had won the first heat race, but, by the luck (unlucky) of a drawing for posi-' tion, were placed on the fourth row. When the starter said "go -rac-ing" it was Glenn Harris who ran away from the crowd. Then the other two Mazdas lined up with a very hard charging Ivan Stewart muscling his way.into fourth . W alker Evans landed on his side before the first turn, and due to a new management policy of not having a turn over crew on the. · track, he remained there for the entire race. The race turned into a challe.nge for T earn Toyota as they saw their closest competition for the cham-pionship ahead of them. It was Mazda's Glenn Harris leading with Jeff Huber a distant second, and Rod Millen was holding off. I van Stewart.• Maybe it was because I van was racing before his home town crowd, or the desper-ate need to make points for Toy-ota, but he was trying every Il}OVe possible to vertake Rod Millen. Rod, however, has played this game before and blocked his every move. It wasn't until Ivan could wedge his front fender under Rod's rear end and push him off his line that I van was able to get by. On the following lap Rod's brother Steve took advan-tage of Rod having trouble getting past one of the stalled trucks. Ivan Stewart was not content with third, and he held the gas on and began to work on Huber. With only two laps to go it looked like Harris' race as he method-,ically picked his way around the dead trucks on the track. On the Dan Esslinger leads the way here in his Ford Ranger, but he had problems in the main a:tar finishing 3rd m the 1st t.-uck heal race. Bob Gordon flew his Chenowth well at San Diego, but got . crossed up in traffic and ended up taking fifth in the crowded 1600 main event. The early going in the UltraStock com,:Jetition is always. tight, and Vince Tjelmeiand, already missing a fender, got his Nissan in third in the main. April 1988 Dusty Times .. -------------------------......:. _________________________ _,.: __ ~ Page 30 I

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. !il . -~ . A\iclifill\iiiiiiiitin ~:: ,'•, ~Mc'"~-. i Defending points champion Ken Kazarian flew his VW Golf to fourth in the UltraStock heat race, but he had problems and dropped back in the main. 'f<W Staying with the leaders for a time in each event, Walker Evans still has some problems with his Jeep; his best finish was a fifth in a heat. ! Larry Noel travels from Phoenix to race the stadium circuit, and he was fifth in his 1600 heat, but the Chenowth dropped out of the main event. Roger Mears had tranny trouble with the Nissan, missed a heat race but came back to run the main event where he finished in sixth place. Along with mom and dad, and brother Brad, Kent Castle also runs the short course circuit, and he finished well in his heat and the main event. Greg George flew his UltraStock to victory in the main event, but later was disqualified for having tires larger than the class rules allow. last lap Stewart gave it his best shot, but couldn't get around 1987 number 1 plate holder Huber. Stewart did manage to break up the Mazda trio by taking third. Fourth went to Steve Millen and Rod Millen was fifth. but Ivan Stewart jumped from fifth to second with 98. Jeff Huber has 96 and Glenn Harris has earned 89 points. Dan Esslinger is fifth with 69 points. Castle leads· Frank Arciero 88 to 7 3 on points.Jeff Elrod has a total of 115 points in the UltraStock Class, with Greg George his dos~ est competitor at 69 points. Goodrich leads General Tire 342 to 245. Goodyear has 121 to Bridgestone's 80 points. Russ East is leading the Super Lites on points, and Donnie Banks has the lead in the Quad A TV Class. With two events in the history books, Team Mazda leads in the Manufacturer's Cup points with 219 to Toyota's 176. Rod Millen remains the driver points leader, In the Super 1600 Class, Brad In the Tire Wars, Uniroyal~ 2 GIANT SUPERSTORES TOSERVEYOU OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS w /J #J-11' DE"Ll!R!O Carb■rotor• t -1r-......... -fm&. ~EARL'S WEBER· ~•• ~ :q_. _ _,, Dusty Times April 1988 Page 31

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There was Great Florida Weather for F.O.R.D.A. in Febr~ary Text & Phoros:]ohn Sprovkin Mike Hester, foreground, passes Jimmie Keyes in the main event. Hester won overall and in Class 1 in all three of his events, often the only class survivor. It was a great day for racing as the of{ roaders gathered at the Lakeland, Florida track early in February. The Novice Bombers were scheduled to run two six lap heat races and a ten lap feature. The open wheel cars would have two eight lap heat races with an extended track twelve lap feature · run. The 1600s and Class 1 ran together in the heat races, and D Class had their own pair of heats, but joined the group for the main event. Seven Bombers were on the line first, opening the race program, and again, gang, we have no names for these racers, and we hope you know who you are by car number. The Beetles were in tight forma-tion as they went around the first turn. #64 picked up the lead with #11 right at his back door. #238 made ·a smooth move around #33 during the second lap, and #64 went from first to third on the next round, giving way to #11 and #2. A-1 also gave up his last place to #33 on the same lap. On lap 4, #209 picked up third place by West Coast Distributor fO~ HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL G.EARS 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 . fage 32 overtaking #64. Duri~g the final _ lap, #2 made a quick move and motored by # 11 for the lead and the victory. #11 was second, and #209 was third. The second heat started with #2 leading the way for the first three laps followed by #64 and A-1. On the fourth lap #64 made a move around #2 for the lead, and #64 held the lead until the last lap. Then #2 did it his way in the final stretch to regain first place and score his second win of the day. #64 was second and A-1 third. Five Bombers survived to start their ten lap feature race. It was #64, A-1 and #2 on the front side of the pack in that order. During the second lap #2 overtook both A-1 and #64 for the lead. A-1 was also in high gear and took over second place, while #2 was extending his lead with every turn of the wheel. A-1 and #64 were bumper to bumper going along the front side of the track, and during lap 4 #64 returned to second spot when he maneuvered his machine around A-1. After seven laps #2, the leader, devel-oped a flat, giving up his position to #A-1, and #2 continued to the finish but dropped well back. When it was over A-1 was first, followed by #64 and #238. D Class had nine mean ma-chines on the move for their first heat of the day. It was Robbie May in the lead as the pack, in tight formation, moved along the track towards the first jump. Jimmie Keys and Sam Pace were side by side as they went over the jump. Sam nearly rolled .but was able to keep it under control. Mark Amrhein did a wheelie after going over the second jump. Dur-ing the second lap, John Cory and Richard Diez, while side by side going towards the first jump, made metal to metal contact. John came out on the front side, then overtook Bill Prout. . _ Robbie May stayed in the lead through four laps befc:ire _t1,1rni~g over that position to Jimmie Ke_y~. April 1988 , Florida driver J.R. Taylor was second in the first 1600 heat, won the next one, and the class in the main event and also placed second overall. when he did a roll over in the far JohnCoryononesideandJimmy turn. Jimmie, now leading the Keys on the other. way, had his hands full trying to It was Robbie May still leading maintain that position for Mr. through the fourth lap with Art Sam Pace was at his rear bumper. Bailey ·second and Sam Pace in JohnCorywassteadilymovingup third. Billy Windham, who in positions as he made a swift brought up the rear on the first maneuver around Gene Wind-lap, overtook Richard Diez, then ham for third place. Art Bailey Bill Prout during the second lap, just wasn' t fast enough fo r and gotaroundMarkAmrheinin Richard Diez. During the sixth lap the fourth round. On the fifth lap Richard ran into the rear end of Sam Pace went into the rear of Art Art, then took over his position Bailey, then overtook him during before the lap was complete. the next lap as they went over the It was close, tight, and good rac-far jump. Jimmie Keys dropped ing during the seventh lap as Sam out during the fifth lap, and lost a Pace found the window and took few laps getting his coil wire back over the first place position and in action. he stayed there to the checkered Robbie May was still leading flag. Behind winner Pace was the way for the sixth consecutive Jimmie Keys in second and John lap, with Sam Pace in second place Cory was third. after finally making his way D Class second heat started in around Art while going over the great form as this maze of off road far jump. As they went into the racers, bumper to bumper and final stretch, Art developed a side by side, went roaring along right rear flat. He continued on their chosen path toward victory, but steadily lost ground. Robbie only to be hindered by obstacles May was still the leader, but Sam and unforseen circumstances that Pace was right at his bumper and come about. Once again Robbie stayed that way through to the May took an early lead with Art end. Billy W indham finished Bailey and Mark Amrhein right third. behind him. As they went over Classes 1 and 1600, with fo_ur.._ the far jump Sam Pace and buggies each, were off to a good Richard Diez made contact. Sam start as the combined classes, landed on the front side. During seconds apart, made their way the next lap Sam did it again over around the track. As they went the same jump, this time with into the far turn, Jerry Allen, Sam Pace leaps off a jump en route to overtaking Art Bailey in D Class action. Pace ended up winning the class points for the three races. The "nameless Novice Bombers" put on a great show, run closely together on the tough Lakeland track, and delight the spectators with the action. Dusty Times

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Jerry Allen had a good day at Lakeland, and he raced to 2nd place in both heats and 2nd in the main event in the 1-2-1600 ranks. Richard Diez, #88, and John Cory look for the same space out of The start of a D Class heat is always exciting, and in this heat the a turn, but a little body contact does not slow down the gutsy D front 4 are Jimmie Keyes, Richard Diez, Bill Prout and Art Bailey. Class drivers. Mark Amrhein, #45, and John Cory display the close racing that is typical of D Class. Cory was fourth for the day and Amrhein took seventh in class. 1600 Class, jumped on the left rear of Joe Cunningham, also Class 1600. Mike Hester picked up the Class 1 lead right from the starting line. Keith Bedsole pulled · off the track when he broke a shock mount. J.R. Taylor over-took Ed Chambers during the second lap to take the 1600 lead. Bob Bohres stalled out and lost a . lap, was back in action for one more round, then dropped out for the rest of the heat. Norman Bigalow also dropped out during the fourth lap when his engine quit and there was oil leaking all over. Mike Hester was now the sole Class 1 machine left on the track. All four 1600 buggies were still in~ tact and. in the race. Joe Cun-ningham was having shifting problems and was towards the back of the pack. J.R. Taylor was under total control as he con-tinued leading the way for the 1600 Class. Ed Chambers, who was running _second and steadily gaining ground, lost it when he hit a tire marker and rolled. As they made their way around the seventh lap, Jerry Allen took over second place from Joe Cun-ningham coming out of a turn. At the checkered flag Mike Hester was first to cross over, winning' Class 1. J.R. Taylor was next and the 1600 Class winner, followed A consistent winner in Class 1-2-1600, Joe Cunningham suffered from small mechanical problems all day and ended up third on points for the meet. Mark Amrhein and Billy Windham tried a little close contact over the jump in D Class racing, but both survived; Windham placed second for the day. by Jerry Allen and Joe Cunning-ham, second and third in 1600 Class. For the second heat three Class l s and the same four 1600 cars were on the starting line. Mike Hester, Class 1, and Joe Cun-ningham, Class 1600, were lead-ing the way in the two classes. Bob Bohres and George Receiver both dropped out of Class 1 after com-pleting one lap. They both made it back on the track, only to pull off again, George after completing one more lap and Bob after com-pleting two more rounds. Mike Hester once again drove the only Class 1 in competition. During the second lap it was Jerry Allen, Ed Chambers and J.R. Taylorin a tangle around an S curve. Jerry came out in front while Ed dropped to the rear of the pack. Joe Cunningham was leading the way with Taylor right there with him. During the sixth 'lap J .R. made his move and moved his machine into the lead. Jerry Allen was following his path as he went around Joe for second place. After the checkered flag fell, itwasJ.R. Taylor,Jerry Allen and Joe Cunningham in the 1600 . class. Mike Hester was first in Class 1, with Bob Bohres second and George Receiver third. The twelve lap feature race got under way with three Class 1, four 1600 class and nine D cars in competition. Mike Hester once again became the only Class 1 driver on the track when George Receiver dropped out with prob-lems after completing one lap, and Bob Bohres got in three laps before mechanical problems took him out. · It was Joe Cunningham leading the way in 1600 Class with J.R. Taylor and Jerry Allen not far behind. John Cory picked up the early lead in D Class . Ed Chambers made it over the second jump during the first lap when his engine quit, putting him out of it. It was a tight group and an awesome sight as the 1600 competitors were battling it out bumper to bumper and side by side with each passing lap. Billy Windham made a good maneuver in D Class duri[).g the second lap, overtaking Jimmie Keys and Richard Diez. Bill Prout did a roll over during the first lap, followed during the second lap by Art Bailey. John Cory, the D Class leader, dropped out during the fourth lap giving the leading edge to Sam Pace. By the seventh lap Jimmie Keys and Mark Amrhein made their way up to second and third position in that order for D Class. As the pack was into the eleventh lap, Joe Cunningham developed fuel pump problems and dropped to the rear of the 1600 Class. Leading D Class on the final lap, Sam Pace had his engine give out allowing Jimmie Keys, his close competitor, to take over the lead right through to the c~eckered flag. 0 When it was all over Mike Hes-ter was the Class 1 winner. It was J.R. Taylor first, Jerry Allen second, and Joe Cunningham third in 1600 Class. The D Class winner was Jimmie Keys, fol-lowed by Sam Pace, then Mark Amrhein. .On points for the day Mike Hester was the big winner in Class 1, then came Bob Bohres. Nor-man Bigalow, George Receiver and Keith Bedsole. J.R. Taylor won in 1600 Class, followed by Jerry Allen, Joe Cunningham and Ed Chambers. Sam Pace got tne big win in D Class. Gene/ Billy Windham were second, followed by Jimmie Keyes, John Cory, Robbie May, Bill Prout, Mark Amrhein, Richard Diez and Art Bailey. Next stop on the F.O.R.D.A. schedule is the enduro race at the Crowder Pits in Tallahassee, one of the·longest short track races in the country. 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I.C.E. CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE SERIES The Final Three Rounds Decide the 1988 Champions By Jim Cich Photos: Rick Corwine Leighton Reese (#3) took the Super Sprint overall championship in his rotary powered Saab Sonnet, followed here by John Dozier, Honda Civic, Lee Wuesthoff (#9) Mazda 323 4WD, and John Menard, Dodge Shelby Turbo. Closest I.C.E. Series Competition in History at Eau Claire Thirteen cars finished within two laps of the leader after over two hours of fierce competition in the 50 lap Lee Markquart Grand Prix endurance race for show-room stock automobiles in Wis- · consin. Seven cars finished on,the lead lap in a race that saw the front four in a tight see saw battle through'the entire race,.with each taking a turn at the front of the-storm, usually with the other three within less than twenty seconds. Volkswagen, Dodge and Toyota led the fray, but in the end a lack of gears and gas dropped the latter two from the front pack. The surviving VW edged into the lead pa~t two 16 valve GTls, one of the series leaders, Herm Johnson/ Bill Pate, who ended the race with a reshaped fender rub-. bing the front tire, the other of ..., Todd Schneider and Jay Dekko drove their Volkswagen Rabbit to their second consecutive SA class championship in the ICE Endurance Series.· JAMAR SUPER SHIFTER ~AMAR JS3 - A super shifter designed for use in sand rails, buggies, off road race cars, and custom street cars that utilize a VW transmission. This unit may also be utilized in Baja Bugs with a type 2 tansmis-sion. The offset shift lever and lock out knob provide room on top of the black powder coated shift box for switches or the Jamar Park-Lok if desired. This neat, com-pact shifter also works well with the Jamar Side Shifter, or Jamar Mid-Engine Shifter. 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Jerry Orr and SCCA champ John Hogdal battled into fourth with their '86 GTI. Motorcycle racer Cory Ruppelt teamed with visiting IMSA racer Paul Dahlen-bach in another Pate GTI to steal away fifth from the Toyota FX 16 team of Dave Markquart and Jeff Sinden, who were sputtering without fuel on the last lap. Rounding out the seven on the lead lap was an aggressive showing from the top SA Class entry, Dan Otto and Kevin Carlstrom in a VW Fox. Not far back in second was Todd Schneider/ Jay Dekko, VW Rabbit, who now share the SA series points lead with Otto/ Carlstrom. The Toyota Starlet of Bill Lender and Tim Parker took rear drive honors. Johnson/ Pate won the Pepsi Cola Challenge Triple Crown which ended in Eau Claire. The Super Sprint competition was close at Eau Claire also. John Dozier, co-driver in the winning Honda CRX Si in this season's third round of Showroom Endur-ance competition, was back in the winner's circle in a modified Honda Civic of owner /builder Mike Wall in close Super Sprint action. Lee Wuesthoff opened the twin sprint race format with a hard fought win in his stock 4WD Mazda 323 GTX turbo. Dozier came from tenth to second. In Sunday's feature sprint, Doz-ier wasted little time before bang-ing his way past Lee's brother Karl, who was taking his turn at the wheel of the Mazda. Dozier won the weekend points, and the Wuesthoffs were second. Ken Ryba finished third overall for the weekend and first in GTU. Dave Markquart edged John Menard's Dodge to give Toyota its first win for the FX 16. Leighton Reese overcam~ mechanical problems April 1988 Terry Orr won the ICE Endurance Series Championship with his victory at Bemidji in the VW Golf G Tl, with series long help from his brother Chris. They took the title by a scant four points. to retain his series lead and -won the Pepsi Cola Challenge Triple Crown in the Super Sprint category. The Orr Brothers and Protests Fly at Lake Cynthia The LC.E. season may be get-ting close to winding down, but the competition is getting hot on and off the ice. At the fifth round near Minneapolis, brothers Chris . and Terry Orr coasted to an easy win on the track, then flogged through a protest and tear down to keep their first victory of the year in the endurance series. All three of the Amoco Ultimate I.C.E. Endurance Series leading Volkswagens were involved in the exchange of protests, including points leaders Herm Johnson and Bill Pate and the previous race winners Leighton Reese and Brad Hoyt. The Amoco title chances for the Orr brothers seemed nothing but hopeless as they watched val-uable points slip away due to nag-ging minor problems through the first half of the six race schedule. A week after starting the season's second half with a fine second place showing came the first Orr endurance win in nearly two years. Chris tucked their Volks-wagen Golf GT! ahead of the Dodge Omni GLHS of the per-sistantly hard charging starter Jon Kurshinsky before corner one on the green flag. They were never pressed hard again, lapping the field before the checker fell for Terry over two hours later. T he Menard/Kurshinsky Dodge was never a serious threat, · holding onto a slim margin over a nearly gearless VW of Johnson and Pate to the end, though a minor infraction concerning the Dodge's refueling aparatus cost them a position after the race. Class SA shuffled their stand-ings AGAIN. Todd Schneider and Jay Dekko took over a slim . series lead with an SA win, fourth overall. Close behind, as always, were the Foxes of Dan Otto/ Kevin Carlstrom and Don and Marianne Coatsworth. SA will be up for grabs for any of these teams going into the final race in Bemidji. Rear drive cars fought their best battle of the season, with four leaders on the same lap at the end. It was a sweep for Toyota as Star-lets took 1-2-3. Bill Lender and Tim Parker took top honors. Orr's chances are pretty bleak going into the final round of the Amoco ICE Series. Johnson/Pate need only to finish sixth or better to take the crown, but ice racing is tough on machinery, so no one is resting easy. The Reese/Hoyt team's title hopes evaporated with the protest findings. An illegal cylinder head handed them a swift disqualification. John Dozier took the triple Super Sprint title for the week-end. Usually the battles are the same in each heat during a Super Spring weekend for modified ice racers, but not during this week-end. The event was already unu-sual since a third race was added to the standard two heat format to make up one lost due to fog earlier in the season. Each heat was a completely different story. Race one saw Leighton Reese take a strong win in his Saab Sonett. Race two saw Californian Mazda off road truck racer Glenn Harris get the hang of ice racing, for a while at least. Harris jumped past Dozier and Reese in the open-ing moments and pulled to a com-fortable lead in the Wuest-hoff /Concours Motors Mazda 323 GTX 4WD Turbo. But, the glory was short lived. The steady charge of the Dozier Honda and Reese Saab was too much. Reese finished the last two laps on only . one rear wheel, no match for Doz-ier who claimed the win. Sunday's feature was an anticlimactic sleeper. Dozier ran away with a convin~ing win for GTO and overall. The Menard Dodge swept all three heats for the GTS win. Reese still leads the Super Sprint series going into the last race, but . Brian Heitzman, shown here, co-drove with John Dozier in the Honda CRX to third overall in the series and Brian took rookie of the year honors. Dusty Tlma

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Californian Glenn Harris took to ice racing very well, and drove a sprint heat at Lake Cynthia in the Wuesthoff Mazda 323, leading the early laps. John Dozier and Brian Heitzman came on strong late in the season and put the OHV Motors Honda into victory circle in Super Sprints at Bemidji. The points leaders most of the season, in the VW Golf GT/, Bill Pate jumps in the car at Eau Clair to take over from Herm Johnson. Don and Mariann Coatsworth nearly took the SA championship in their VW Fox, but were second on points, winning the most improved drivers award. . John Kurshinsky led from·the start, as he often did, at Bemidji in the Dodge Shelby GLHS, only to have troubles half way through the enduro race. The Honda team from OHV Motors eats well despite -30° wind chills. It was roast turkey for lunch, thanks to Mike Wall, second from the left. Dozier won the points in Minne-sota, .and Glenn Harris and Lee Wuesthoff were second behind Dozier. The Orrs Pull the Championship Out of a Hat Ev.erything favored points leaders Herm Johnson and Bill Pate going into the final round of the Amoco Ultimate ICE Endur; ance Series at Bemidji, MN. They · had a pair of Volkswagen Golf GTis entered and needed just a sixth place finish to capture the championship. Their worst finish all season was a fourth when Pate · rolled the VW. Even if Herm had problems starting in the regular· entry, surely Bill should be able to take over from Cory Ruppelt in the back-up car and get the job done. Besides, it was a fast track, really fast, which would favor the powerful Shelby GLHS of John Menard and Jon Kurshinsky. The Shelby had the pole by more than three seconds. To Johnson and Pate a Shelby win was as good as anything, since the only con-tender for the championship were brothers Chris and Terry Orr who had to win outright to have a chance at the title. And, Chris was not on hand. Jerry Orr, the broth-ers' father, would substitute. At mid-season the Orrs had all but given up hope for a title in '88, trailing the leaders by what seemed an insurmountable gap. But they came back with the win at Minneapolis. In Bemidji they had to win again, and Johnson/ Pate had to have, for the first time, bad luck. Despite the odds, every-thing fell into place for Terry Orr to pull off a remarkable come back and win the Series champ-ionship. The race was one of survival. Springlike temperatures into the 50s made for slushy conditions that deteriorated into deepening pools of water. The horrendously bad luck for Johnson/ Pate didn't even wait for the green flag. John-son's GTI stalled on the end of the half mile long front straight dur-ing the pace lap. The rubber boot on the fuel injection had come loose. The boot was refitted and Dusty Times Herm chased the field. Fortu-nately for Herm, perhaps due in part to the antics of teammate Ruppelt, the start was waved off for another pace lap, allowing Johnson to get back to his third place starting spot. The boot and the luck didn't hold long, sidelin-ing the GTI again, this time for several race laps, putting it out of contention. Meanwhile, Kurshinsky was steaming to a comfortable lead in the Shelby, which would hold through 33 laps of the 57 lap race, at which point the second peg slipped into place for the Orrs. The water was beginning to plague several teams. The Shelby sput-tered into the pits allowing Terry Orr to take over the lead. It was up to Pate now. He took over from Ruppelt in the back-up car, leaving the pits in fifth place. But that soon melted as the GTI spit and sputtered back into 11th at the finish. One hope remained for Johnson/Pate. Menard had the Shelby cooking again, chasing down Orr. The final peg fell with the deflating tire on the Shelby. Terry Orr beat the odds, win-ning the Amoco championship by a scant four points over Johnson/ Pate. Third was the defending champion Honda CRX Si of John Dozier and rookie driver Brian Heitzman. . SA class was tight coming in and tighter going out. Todd Schneider and Jay Dekko held a slim lead over the next two con-tenders in their VW Rabbit. Don and Marianne Coatsworth's VW Fox needed to win or at least beat them by a couple of positions. Jerry and John Nytes took the race win in their Fiat, Coatsworths were second followed by Dekko/ Schneider in third -just enough to hold a one point margin for the SA championship. Todd and Jay ai:e the only repeat champions of the series. The rear drive battle was much more sedate. Len Jackson and Bob Brost padded their comfortable lead with their third win of the series in the Nisssan 2402. Brian Heitzman won the Auto-X ICE Rookie of the Year honors as part . of the Dozier Honda third place team. The Coatsworths won the Amoco Ultimate Endurance Award for logging the most race miles during the season in their Volkswagen Fox., with 562.7 miles raced. They also captured the Meyer Snowplow Most Improved Driver(s) Award in the point standings from a year ago. Volkswagen added to their overall, SA and mileage champ-ionships by capturing the Amoco Ultimate ICE Manufacturers championship over defending champion Honda. Dodge was third followed by Fiat and Toyota. Leighton Reese captured the Super Sprint Series crown. In the last turn of the last lap of the last Super Sprint race of the season at Bemidji Leighton Reese's Saab Sonett finally caught fire. Liter-ally! Reese had sewn up the championship after seven laps, only needing to be a _finisher of the 14 lap final heat to cinch the title. So, the fire erupting beneath his modified racer did not threaten his championship. The event win went to the Mike Wall Honda Civic, driven by John Dozier. Reese continued to the checker to take second for the weekend. It was a good season for the Super Sprint class. Karl and Lee Wuesthoff introduced 4 WD to the sport, taking several overall wins in their Mazda. John Menard enjoyed the higher stud count of Super Sprint ·on his Shelby and gave Dodge the Stock title. The · Wall Honda controlled GTO, and could have battled Reese for the overall without their early engine problems. Reese ran strong from the start, coasting to the overall and GTX titles in S~r Sprint competition. Off Roads Winningest Radios OVER 625 ON THE COURSE Comlink V The Ultimate Racing Intercom • Helmets wired - $100. (CF) April 1988 Road Master No Finer Radio ... at any price! only $495. 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90806 We'n, next door via U.P.S.I (213) 427-8177 Page 35 ~

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-Markku Alen Wins Again for Lancia Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Finns, Timo Salonen and Hannu Mikkola, represent the team. Some mechanics had been sacked for dis-honesty, and this left the team short handed, but Mazda staff insisted that was only part of the trouble. stage. He put up six fastest times lady co-driver, Christina Thomer, later that day before he stopped on a was gradually looking a little less stage with no water in the engine. harassed as the rally progressed. Another disappointment was Certainly Torph later said that he Thorbjorn Edling, the driver who was finally in a mood for forgive-had upheld Mazda's honor at the ness when on the third day they 1000 Lakes last year. He haq a retrieved that third place again. puncture, went off the road and had One last minute shame was when to reverse down the stage to escape. veteran driver Brar Danielswn, a Unfortunately this boiled his . famous name from the '70s not engine, so he had to wait for it to much seen this decade, went off the cool down before continuing. He road after lying fourth in the Audi continued through to the end of the Coupe Quattro. Danielsson finally event, also making six fastest times, finished seventh, but his accident and he ended up the highest placed delayed the young Hakan Eriksson Mazda driver, in 13th position. (brother of FIA two wheel drive On the second day it was clear champion Kenneth) after a long that the Opels were going well. hard battle with the Audi Coupe Three were prepared in Sweden and Quattro of Erilc Johansson. -Anyhow,. Salonen took full opportunity of the smaller team, and on the second stage he went into a lead which he had every pos-sibility of holding, until he stopped with head gasket trouble. Until dusk on the first day, the lead was then held by Mikael Sundstrom, who drives for the Finnish Mazda importer. Last year Sundstrom had led until he crashed, this time he led until the rear differential failed. After repairs Sundstrom stormed back into the rally, but then went off the road twice before the first section ended. Finally, Alen and the Lancia were ahead. one, for Malcolm Wilson, in Bri- Malcolm Wilson had several gear tain. But, Mats Jonsson's Opel linkage troubles, but finished broke a driveshaft on a stage. He eighth, the best non-Scandinavian escaped by accepting a spare drive- and the best performance by a Brit-shaft supplied by helicopter ( which ish driver since the Swedish became nowadays is strictly forbidden) and the well known winter rally in the continued for a few stages {"to test '60s. But, was this Winter? "Alen out some other parts"), then with- might have won the Swedish at drew before the organizers could get last," Stig joked, "but he hasn't won angry. Gradually the Opels are a real winter rally in our country yet. becoming more reliable. "It is the The top ten spots were dam-best front wheel drive car I have inated by 4WD cars. The winner, ever driven," Wilson said later. "It Markku Alen/llkka Kivimaki, had is-small, but feels like a big car." less than two minutes over Stig Markku Alen and 1/kka Kivimaki took the overall lead on the first day in the later stages, and this rear view of the Lancia Delta HF 4 WD was all the field saw for the rest of the distance. The victory put Alen in a tie for the lead in Championship points with Bruno Saby. Lancia finished the official World Championship Rally career with the "Mark l" Delta HF 4WD as they had begun it - with yet another convincing win. This time it was at the Swedish Rally. Markku Alen gained his 17th World Rally victory, one short -of Hannu Mile-kola's all time record, at a crawl. Alen drove the whole event with special care because of the uncharacteristically unpredictable conditions. The normal heavy win- . ter weather was replaced by rain this year, and the famous frozen lake stage had to be canceled. Alen was the only full works driver to finish out of the two Lan-cias and the two team Mazdas at the start. The strong Mazda threat dis-appeared on the first day after Timo Salonen's works car and Mikael Sundstrom's national team car had both led the rally. Alen's own teammate, Mikael Ericsson lost time off the road on the first stage, then suffered engine overheating after a water radiator hose broke. Still, the Delta HF 4WD will undoubtedly go into history as the most successful rally car ever. Out of 13 events entered by the works ' team, this car won ten times. committed to competition with the more powerful rear drive Cosworth cars, Stig borrowed a works owned 4x4. The car was prepared by the officially approved Mike Little Company, and sponsored by busi-nesses from Stig's home town, Ore-bro. "There was no way I could keep up with Alen," the seven time winner of this rally remarked. "But, after three hectic weeks f1Xing every-thing up, I was just happy to be there at the finish," even if his Fin-nish colleague had finally won after seven times of trying. The story of the rally, however, was the efforts of those who failed, like Mazda. The first shock was the announcement a few days before the event that Mazda's Swedish team driver lngvar Carlsson must stay at home, ·letting only the two "I w~ driving as carefully as I could. The car was very difficult to handle in these conditions. It was terribly easy for the car to jump out of the ruts," Alen said. The unusual conditions were created by strange pre-rally weather. Not this year the customary hardening of the ground by weeks of sub-zero conditions, followed by a smooth and firm cov-ering of snow. Instead, there was hardly any snow at all until a week or two beforehand, and then the snow started to turn to rain. In the more northerly stages the condi-tions were good, but nearer the rally base at Karlstad most drivers thought the event was more like the RAC Rally in Britain! Mikael Ericsson, in the second works Lancia, had been widely expected by his fellow Swedes to offer the shock performance of the event, but his only shock was to slide off the road in front of televi-sion cameras on the first special This year four wheel drive was not quite the necessity in Sweden it often is, but only the front drive Opel Kadett GSis were able to chal-lenge the total traction Lancias, Audis, Mazdas (while they lasted) or Stig Blomqvist's Ford Sierra XR 4x4. Banned from competing under the official banner of Ford, who are Stig Blomqvist and Benny Melander drove the private entry Ford Sierra XR 4x4 carefully into a fine second overall on the rainy winter rally. There was another surprise, Blomqvist/Benny Melander in the when third. place driver Lars-Erik Ford. In third the Audi of Lars-Erik T orph was told to restart the rally in T orph/Christina Thorner was back 13th, not third place. His Audi six minutes on time, followed by Coupe Quattro had been given an another Audi, Erik and Johnny early arrival penalty. Standard rules Johansson. Next were the Opels of say you can arrive early at the end of Hakan Eriksson/ ) an Svanstrom each day's leg. "But I did," he and Bjorn Johansson/ Anders claimed. Wrong, it was ordered. He Olson. Among the earlier retirees had arrived early at the penultimate, were Hannu Mikkola, engine trou-not the final control of the day. On ble in the Mazda, and Per Eklund, this event the final control was not also out with engine trouble in his at the ceremonial ramp in the town Lancia. square, but at the entrance to the After two events, Lancia leads the pare ferme in an underground car Manufacturers points with 40, with park just around the comer. Audi second at 21, and Ford hold-Running first and second, Alen ing 17 points. Markku Alen and and Blomqvist were driving with Bruno Saby are tied at 20 in the care rather than flair. Torph's mis- driver's points chase, and Alex Fi-fortune gave the spectators some- orio and Stig Blomqvist are also tied thing to enjoy. By the end of the at 15 points each. Of the 158 cars second day he was back to fifth that started the 1657 kilometer place overall, expecting no real rally, only 67 finished. Alen's aver-problem to come back to third, his age speed over the 35 stages was original position, in the final 24 97.57 kph. Next on the calendar is hours of the rally. Torph's blonde · the Port Wine Rally in Portugal. Lars-Erik Torph and Christina Thorner were up and down the charts in the Audi Coupe Qualtro, but finished well, third overall and in Group A. ~·¥ Flinging a little snow around, Malcolm Wilson and Ian Grindrod got the Opel home eighth overall, the best British finish on the Swedish Rally. Martin Ericsson and Michel Hardy pushed and shoved on the 41 __ stuck Audi Coupe Quattro to no avail, and the delay caused them Markku Alen cuddles with friendly wildlife, after winning his 17th to retire. _ World Rally overall on his 99th start in thjs__tr_ulv world series. Page 36 Aprll 1988 Dusty Tlma

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THE BAD~DS BAJA 100 Daryl Dressler Beats the Field aod the Frigid South Dakota By John "Cody" Bickler Climate Daryl Dressler flew through the truck field in the early laps, led most of the distance, completing eighteen laps to not only win Class 10 honors but Daryl took the overall trophy home to Rapid City. The Badlands Baja 100, organ-tering trash and rolling a full ized by the High Plains Off Road quota of tumbleweeds down the Racing Association in February streets. By morning Mother eachyear,providedadoublechal-Nature had turned a cold lenge for the hardy group of com- shoulder on the race, freezing the petitors who turned out last Feb- ground solid. ruary. High winds and sinking The race cars began heading temperatures were tough on the south out of Wall early in the racers facing an already tough morning for the 25 mile trip to the challenge from the course and race site. Upon arriving at the each other. course we were very glad to see The small prairie town of Wall the pit area had been moved to South Dakota provided fine mid~ higher ground. In past years the winter weather the day before the pit area had been set up on low race, sunshine and 60 degrees, land, and when it thawed during but, a 40 mph northwest wind the day the clay turned to the con-howled all night that night, scat- sistency of glue. Getting out of the Photos: Lynn Yetter pits used to provide almost as many thrills as the race itself. The parade· lap began around 9:30 a.m. and gave the competi-tors their first opportunity to drive the ra·ce vehicles on the now frozen 5.2 mile course. The time between the parade lap and the starting line up was used for last minute repairs and adjustments on the race cars. The BFG Team TI A Support Truck was standing ready in the pits to help competi-tors. Finally we all lined up for the start in the familiar Oklahoma Land Rush style. • I was in the starting line up as co-driver in a 1968 Ford Bronco owned by Doug Peterson of Golden Valley, Minnesota. There were fifteen entries in our class, Class 4, all on the first row, fol-lowed by Classes 3, 8, and 10. Unlike standard desert classes, Class 3 in HPORRA is for Unlim-ited Buggies. The green flag dropped and the race was on! Class 4 started thirty seconds ahead of the pack. The straight-a-way to the first turn .instantly turned into a dust storm; the visibility was reduced to the front of our hood. Pat Roberts, of Deadwood, SD, took the lead after the first turn and held on to it for the entire race to win Class 4 Scott Schwalbe comes from Rhindlander, WI to race in Class 10, but his year Scott had to be content with second place honors in South Dakota. The Jeep Honcho looks great here, but Rick ,tt I a spectacular endo across the finish line, and incredibly still took second in Class 4. Doug Peterson comes from Minnesota to race his Ford Bronco, and he and our reporter John Bickler placed sixth in the Class 4 9pmpetition. DustyTima Former Class 2 champion Harold Johnson ran in Class 4 this year, and Stan Schwellenbach got past him en route to a fine third in Class 10. Aprll 1988 Pat Roberts fairly flew in his spiffy Ford Bronco, and he led the big herd in Class 4 all the way to win the big purse in Class 4, with Gary Todd riding with him over the frozen tundra. in his Ford Bronco. Daryl Dressler, of Rapid City, SD, sped past us one third of the way into the first lap in his Funco. Dressler went on to not only win the Class 10 honors, but he also won the race outright with the fast-est time overall. The pack spread out rather quickly after the first turn, and then most drivers settled into a good groove. -The course was the roughest I have seen in the eight years I have been racing in the Badlands Baja. On the other hand, maybe I am just getting too old for this rough and tumble racing. As the fourth lap came up the vehicles were beginning to break down on all parts of the course. The ground remained frozen, causing a very rough wash board condition to develop in the bluffs. The remainder of the course was already rough from previous races. The mud appeared quickly in the ravines and gullys where the snow was still on the ground. The race finally ran its course after Daryl Dressler completed eighteen laps and took the check-ered flag. Scott Schwalbe, from Rhinelander, WI, was second in Class 10, followed by Stan Schwellenbach, of Pierre, SD. Mark Jarvi, of Bell Fourche, SD, won Class 3 followed by Dave Wilson from Isabel, SD. the last four laps. As they came around the last turn and headed into the finsh line, Rick Witt was in the lead by a nose. All of a sudden Tibbet's truck hit Witt's Jeep in the side and caused him to roll over five times going through the finish line at the same time. Witt's truck was a total, but miraculously Rick and his co-d river Bob Laney, both from Minneapolis, were unhurt, although quite shaken. Through it all Witt finished second in Class 4 and Tibbet was third. Don Mag-nus, of New Richmond, WI took fourth in class and Al Wacker, of Rapid City, SD, was fifth. It was a very exciting end to the race. Class 8 was a sweep for South Dakota drivers. Steve Baker of Murdo won the class. Curt Wil-luweit, from Quinn, was second and Bob Edwards, of Rapid City was third. To finish the Badlands -Baja is an accomplishment by itself, and if you place in the money, you have done well. Our team finished sixth and out of the money again. The part of the race that cer-tainly everyone will remember is the duel for second place in Class 4. Rick Witt, Jeep Honcho, and Monte Tibbet, in another pickup,· were running neck and neck for I would like to thank the Black Hills Four Wheelers for-another tremendous effort in putting on the race. Also a big thanks to BFGoodrich for their continued race support. This was the first race of the 1988 season for the High Plains Off Road Racing Association, and what an exciting one it was! It will go down in the history books as one of the best races of the year. There were windy times, cold times, muddy times and of course Dusty Times. 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. 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-The CRS Glen Helen 881 Rally Sprint By Rodney Koch Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Steve Ryckebosch took over the Stock Class lead in the Ford Courier on the last leg, and won the class with a 9th overall placing in the muddy Rally Sprint. It was muddy like Baja, but Bill Holmes, giving Rod Koch a ride here, plowed through like a champ in the Ford pickup The Open class machines clearly held the dominant edge at the Glen Helen track. However, in a Rally Sprint, much like in a quarter mile drag race, any slight mistake or malfunction can put a competitor way back in overall standings, or in this event, a DNF due to being time barred. Any car that got stuck in the soft stuff or high centered on a berm and was on the course for more than ten minutes became an automatic DNF. and won the Rally Sprint overall and Open Class points. · The third event on the 1988 California Rally Series schedule was the Glen Helen 882 Rally Sprint. The site was Don Brown's Glen Helen Off Highway Vehicle Park, just off Highway 215 near San Bernardino, CA and the date was Saturday, February 13. Although it was mid-winter, the · _ ~ daytime temperatures rose to 80°F, which made ideal racing weather for the 29 entries that showed up. The 1 ½ mile course set up by organizer Mike Blore was a famil-·iar sight for those of us who have run the Glen Helen Rally Sprints in the past. However, for this event, Mike had added a 270° hairpin turn right after the start, and two additional S curves to break up the straight in front of · ' - Lap 2 was a repeat for George the grandstands. Since this event a smooth shot at the course before Daland, again with fastest time of counted towards points on the it was chewed up by the higher f II d h SCCA Southern Pacl·f1·c Di·v1· _ h h. 2.42 minutes, o owe rig t orsepower mac mes. behind by Lon Peterson with 2.43 sional Pro Rally schedule, all the The fastest time on lap 1 was set and Bill Holmes at 2.4 7. During vehicles were required to present by George Daland in his Mitsubi- lap 2, DUSTY TIMES reporter SCCA log books, and pass safety shi Starion Turbo at 2 minutes Rod Koch, in the Open class VW inspection before entering the and 42/lOOs. This time was fol- Fastback, was the first entrant to Pare Ferme, prior to the start. lowed by Ian Miller's Toyota roll over at a particularly nasty .. Seventeen cars were entered in Corolla at 2:48 minutes. Third tight, right hand up hill corner. the Open class with twelve mak- quickest was Lon Peterson in the The VW, however, came to rest ing up the CRS Stock class group. Arrow at 2:52 with Bill Holmes in back on its wheels, and sped off to At 11:45 a.m. the first rally car the big Ford rally truck right finish the lap, losing only 15 left the start line, followed by the behind him at 2.53. The fastest seconds or so. next batch at one minute intervals CRS Stock was Hal and in reverse seed, with the Haley'.s 0pek Manta in at 2.70 On lap 3, the same nasty right slower cars starting first. The minutes. Next in the Stock class hander decided to devour twoi course had been well watered came Steve Ryckebosch in his more rally cars. John Rosello, down and looked smooth, Ford Courier at 2.77 minutes. driving Sheryl Love's newly pre-although muddy. Mike Blore's Third best Stock time was 2:84, pared Fire Arrow, came to rest in reasoning for the reverse seed which was a tie between Pete the corner on the roof, but John start may have simply been to Morris in a Corolla and Harris suffered only a minor cut on his allow the slower rally cars to have Done, Mazda RX-3. · finger. Even Ian Miller's smooth --------------------------------Richie Watanabe returned to Divisional rallies in his Toyota Corolla and he smoothly drove to 2nd overall and in Open Class in the '85 Toyota Corolla TI C. Lon Peterson kept the Plymouth Arrow in contention all day, had some late breaking woes, but finished third in Open Class and overall for the day. Harris Done did a fine job in his Mazda RX-3, running third in Stock Class most of the day, and he took the third place honors at the finish. Page 38 George Deland led overall for the first two legs, but a third leg mishap dropped the Mitsubishi Starion to fourth, and Deland was fourth at the end. April 19U driving style couldn't prevent his roll over at the nasty curve. Both cars were declared a DNF. A half hour lunch break fol-lowed·lap 3, with all competitors scheduled to run the course in the opposite direction for three addi-tional laps. At this point Bill Holmes had taken the lead with the fast lap of the day of 2.36 minutes. George Daland had troubles on the third lap, putting him back to fourth overall. With Ian Miller out, Lon Peterson stood in the second overall slot following by ultra-smooth driving Richard Watanabe in his SCCA National Group A Toyota Corolla. Hal Haley held the top spot in CRS Stock class, with Steve Ryckebosch and Pete Mor-ris close behind. Prior to the start of the event, Bill Holmes and your reporter were walking the course and dis-cussing Bill's November Baja 1000 Class 8 win, as well as the state of the art in both Pro and Rallying and off road racing. Bill asked if I wanted to ride along with him for a couple of laps, as there was nine minutes difference between our starting times, leav-ing just enough time between ·to make the change. Riding with Bill on laps 1 and 4 was a real double E ticket ride, let me tell you! Already knowing Bill's skill and proficiency with the big truck, I was curious to see first hand how he got the full sized truck around curves tight enough to give much smaller vehicles trouble. Along with his driving skill and the powerful Mike Evans 400 hp plus motor, Bill uses a special locker rear end in the dirt, letting both BFG Mud-Terrains dig in equally. On tight curves, Bill literally pivots the truck, using horsepower and steering to slide the rear end, just about where he wants it. The result is one fast moving truck! Bill Holmes maintained his lead on the remaining laps to take the overall and Open class win. Lon Peterson had some troubles on the reverse laps, but he still ended up in the third overall and Open class spot. Richard Watanabe smoothly cruised into the second overall and Open position behind Holmes. George Daland made a good charge to regain the lost time on lap 3, and he finished a fine fourth overall. Pepe Olaya, in the little Toyota Starlet, didn't seem to have any problems with the tight curves and finished in the fifth overall and Open position. In the Stock class Hal Haley and Steve Ryckebosch maintained their first and second positions :luring laps 4 and s.,Pete Morris, in third, was being challenged by Dusty Tlma

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Ingvar Fredrikson's\Volvo 242, until lap 5; it was · then when Ingvar flipped the Volvo right before the finish line, causing him to DNF and requiring medical attention to his left hand. On the last lap Hal Haley's Opel succumbed to mechanical problems and was a DNF, giving the Stock class victory to Steve Rychebosch, who also finished ninth overall, and made it two Ford trucks in the two class wins for the day. Pete Morris, driving a very smooth race, took second in Stock class and 13th overall. Har-ris Done was third in Stock in his Mazda RX-3 and 16th overall. Fourth in Stock and 18th overall went to John West in a well pre-pared Datsun 210. Oh yes, your reporter did keep the wheels down on the VW for the remaining laps and finished the event tenth in Open and 11th overall. All in all 21 cars finished out of the 29 that started the Rally Sprint. The next scheduled event · on the 1988 CRS and SCCA So-Pac Divisional Rally calendar will be the Rim of the World Rally. It is a stage event, and a triple point CRS rally set for April 16 and 17 out of Lancaster., CA. Pepe Olaya got the little Toyota Starlet around in good times, and the winged rally car finished a fine fifth overall and fifth in Open Class. John West throws a little dirt behind his Datsun 210 as the track dried out, and West drove to a good fourth in the CRS Stock Class action. Richard Chemotti drove the Ryckebosch Ford Courier in Stock Class too, and he carried on to finish all five legs with a fifth place in class. The 1987 Budweiser/FRI Superstition Series Awards Banquet ByFud Fud, resplendent in not only long pants but a suit,' presented the overall high points champion Todd Teuscher with his handsome trophy. Todd also was first in Class 100 points. Still basking in the afterglow of the Budweiser Dunnaway Dash, a standing room only crowd honored the series winners at a banquet last February 13. Hosted by the Travel Lodge in El Centro, CA., under the excellent direction of Paul Diehl, our racers and friends were treated like royalty. Distinguished guests of honor were Imperial County Supervisor from District 3 James Butcher, Imperial County Treasurer Don Brown, and our major sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alford. The hour before dinner was Photos: Bob Bell filled with bench racing laughter. Ten minutes before the appointed hour it was a:nnounced that• the buffet was ready to be served. Our hats are off to the chef. Not only was the meal excellent, it was so well organized that 45 minutes before the awards were to be announced, the dishes were being cleared. Then the fun really began. Winning our hearts were the short, humorous yet serious speeches by Imperial County Treasurer-Don Brown and Super-visor James Butcher. It was then on with the special awards honor-ing those that had made our fun series possible. The special award winners are: Major Sponsor, Budweiser and Alford Distribut-ing; Lighting Sponsor, Claire-mont Equipment Rentals; Course Marking, Jeff Bennett, Mort Maynard, and Allen Blevins; Trade Publication Coverage, DUSTY TIMES ( thank you, Fud. ED.); Media Coverage KECY-TV Channel 9; Communications, R.L.H. Enterprises; Photogra-pher, Carlos Avina; Rescue, Los Exploradores; Timer, Daryl Smith. With pounding hearts and shaking knees our proud winners stepped forward. A little bitty microphone changed our cool, calm collected racers into wet noodles. Todd Teuscher faced the monster twice. First to accept his Class 100 trophy, and later to accept the overall high points championship trophy. Nobody cared that the winners were ·ner-vous. We were there to have fun. Todd Teuscher, of Lakeside, CA won Class 100 with 900 points. Jean Ames was second with 810 points, and Jean is from Desert Shores, CA. In Class 5-1600 Steve Lawrence, of Santee, CA, won top honors and was close .to the overall points with 880. Robert Gutierrez, Spring Valley, CA, scored second with 770 points. Nick Gross, Mission Viejo, CA, won the Challenger Class honors with 830 points, fol-lowed by Larry Wyatt, of Brawl-ey, CA, who had 700 points. Chuck Mead, of Spring Valley, CA, won the Class 6 honors with 600 points. In Class 10 Joey Adzima, Jr., from San Diego, CA, took the top prize with 880 points, and Dennis · Green, El Cajon, CA, was close with 810 points. Cecil Wright, of El Cajon, CA, won Open Unlim-ited Class with 810 points, fol-lowed by Steve Sourapas, La Jolla, CA who scored 320 points in one race. Steve Wolcott won a close one in Class 1-2-1600, scoring 880 points, while Gary Cogbill was second with 860 points. Both · drivers are from San Diego, CA. In the Big Truck Class Ken Golojuch, of La Mesa, CA, won the first place trophy with 840 points. Herman Meister, of El Centro, CA, was second at 540. The Little-Truck Class first place honors went to Al Delarosa, of San Diego, CA, with a hefty 870 points. In second with 300 points was Stanley Herzog all the way from St, Joseph, Missouri. In the closest points race of all Greg Sanden, Holtville, CA, won Class 5 with 570 points, just ten more than "Crazy" Larry McCallum of Brawley, CA. The Fudpucker Racing Team is proud to announce that Bud-weiser has signed on for 1988 as our major sponsor again. We will be running our same three races in our 1988 series, and we will have five races in 1989. See you at the same place, later this year. One of the honored guests at the banquet was James Butcher, the Imperial County Supervisor from District 3, who delivered a nice speech. Most honored guests were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Alford who provide the extensive Budweiser sponsorship through their Alford Distributing. Fud has great support from local government groups, and here Don f3rown, the Imperial County Treasurer welcomed the desert racers to El Centro. -:re:,;;, -Joey Adzima won the high points aw_ard in Class 10, and Joey was in a three way tie on points for second overall on the season. Dusty Tima A happy class champion was Ken Golojuch who took top spot in the Big Truck class with an impressive 840 points for the three events. April 1988 Cecil Wright, left, and his son Jeff are sponsors, workers and racers in the series, and Jeff accepts the top points trophy in Open Class from Fud. Pase 39

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-MILLER HIGH Lin on ROAD CHALLENGE Brad Castle Shines at the Glen Helen Season Opener By Elaine Jones Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Driving a tad more conservatively than his brother, Brad Castle won the Class 10 main event, leading wire to wire in his Raceco, and he won· the meet on points as well. Kent Castle soars off the hill providing a panoramic view of the race track. Unfortunately Kent's record leap ended with the Raceco's nose in the side of the h/11, and he earned few points for style. Photo by Kevin Heath - Pro Photo. Ron Carter in his Chenowth redeem himself from his eighth place showing in the first heat by going wire to wire to win with comparable ease. Jim Fishback, Jr. also took advantage of the inverted start and moved into second, but it wa:s short lived as Eric Arras, irt his Chenowth, was also trying to turn his luck around and beat the hex he had had at Glen Helen. On the fourth lap Eric got by long time rival Fish-back, and took over second place and held on to the end even though his engine was smoking. Unfortunately the rest of his day was downhill, as he only made four laps in the main before retir-ing to the pits. Kent Castle, of Long Beach, took lessons from "Eddie the Eagle" , the ski jumper from Great Britain, as he flew his Raceco probably as far as Eddie did, but his landing definitely lacked style points. Kent ended up nose first on the side of the hill. Someone forgot to tell him to keep the power to the ground. If the first race of the Miller High Life Off Road Challenge is any indication of the caliber of the competition this year, the specta-c tors are going to be privy to some outstanding racing for the series on a beautifully prepped Glen Helen course near San Bernar-dino, CA. Since everyone came ready for the type of weather the last race of the 1987 season came up with, rain gear abounded. Mother Nature fooled them again, and the sun was high and warm all day, last February ZS. The R.A.C.E. crew headed by Ron Crandall popped the show in record time, giving the competi-tors plenty of racing and getting them on their way home an hour at1d a half earlier than scheduled. Comments from the drivers and riders were all positive on the early get-go. The Olympics seemed to have seeped over to Sunday's show as some wild and wooly happenings took place dur-ing the many events. Some would have made any Olympians blush and probably pass if asked to attempt them. The first heat for Class 10 had Randy Rhinehart ·flies over the hill with another Class 10 in hot pursuit. Randy finished fourth on total points, just out of the money for the day. Andy and Leslie Anderson got the two seat Hi Jumper home first in both 1-2-1600 heats, but they had to settle for second place in the main event. Page 40 Kent Castle out on top in his Raceco with Robby Gordon in his Chenowth a very close second. Gordon was so close, in fact, that by the second lap he had taken over first and was going away. Kent was having some serious problems as he kept losing posi-tion with each lap. The Castle family was not about to be shut out, as Brad picked up the slack and put his Raceco into second. Greg George, a local boy from Colton, came from fifth to round out the top three in his Funco. The second Class 10 heat saw The Class_ 10 Main Event was all Brad Castle as he was first at the start, first in the middle and first at the end. Rob Gordon came out smoking, but he couldn't find the right combination to get around Castle, and had to settle Steve Bishop bided his time in the 1600 heats, chased the leaders in the main and took over first place on the white flag lap to win the top dollars in Class 1-2-1600. Jesse Rodriquez claimed a third and a fourth in the 1-2-1600 heats, then zoomed to a close third in the main event, earning third place money too. April 1988 for second place. Both had earned the right to start on the first row, so the drag race to that first corner was critical, and Brad was the one that got there first. Jim Fishback had hi5 own drag race with Ron Carter as they were paired on the second row. Fishback's Chen-owth came out on top in that duel: On the second lap Randy Rhine-hart put his Raceco into the fourth spot and these positions held for the duration. Ron Carter dropped to sixth in the 15 car field behind Gary Kroese. The 1-2-1600s had thirteen starters and a good race in the first heat between Carlos Zuniga and Andy and Leslie Anderson in their two seater. Zuniga appeard to have a lock on the win, as he led the first four laps. But on the fifth lap the Andersons took the lead. Could it be that Leslie looks for the line and Andy drives them? Whatever they did, it worked, and they got the checkered flag first. Zuniga was still there for second, and Jesse Rodriquez had his Fuoco in a solid third. In the second 1600 heat the Andersons had their lines and nobody could seriously challenge them. Neil Phillips took off jn second, but Steve Bishop came from fourth past both Rodriquez and Phillips to claim second spot. Rick Boyer liked Bishop's style so much that he followed on his coat tails and was rewarded with third place. · The 1600 Main Event seemed to have the Anderson's name all over it as they appeared unbeata-ble. The man responsible for ruin-ing their perfect record of firsts was Mr. Steve Bishop, who reeled them in. Then, on the white flag lap Bishop put himself in first and put a lapped car in between them. From there on out it was clear sailing for Bishop as he brought it home. The Andersons claimed second, and Jesse Rodriquez, after passing Mike Good body, picked up third. Carlos Zuniga took fourth followed by Goodbodv. The Super Stock had only two teams on hand, which was too bad because they put on a good show. The cars, UltraStocks in stadium racing, still managed to mix it up with Vince Tjelmeland in his Nis-san Pulsar winning the first heat and Grant George paired up with Larry Reed in their Fuoco/Mazda to win the second heat. It all came down to the main, which really was no contest when Grant George didn't make it to the line for the start. . The Challenger Class was another one that was short on entries, just two, but not on action. It was a repeat of the Super Stock show with Tom Scanlan Dusty Times

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winning the first -~eat and Jack Millerd winning the secon . It was almost an instant replay as Scanlan tried to see how many revolutions his car could make as he endoed on the first lap leaving the field clear for Millerd, who was more than happy to take the victory. The 5-1600 class never la-cks for entries as drivers come from as far away as Phoenix and Ensenada to drive the gnarley Glen Helen course. But for the eight starters, it also turned out to be Cameron Steele/ Mike Harding day among the Baja Bugs. If you could have a perfect day, Cameron did, with a score of all ones. The other place-ments were more hotly contested. Kathy Fay, who was second in heat one, has a partner, Joel Klein, who doesn't mind at all letting a lady do the driving, especially when she's as competent as Kathy. She got her Bug out fast and was leading the first heat until the white flag lap, when Steele got by her. When the checkered came out she was on his bumper letting him know he· got lucky. The second heat had David and Kris-tine Hendrickson giving chase to Steele in their Bug. Again, the rac-ing was close but to no avil as the king could not be unseated. The Hendricksons got another shot at Cameron Steele, as they were right behind him at the start of the Main Event. Unfortunately they were still behind him at the finish, but it certainly wasn't for lack of trying. Third place went to Jeff and Roxanne Randall, who had been just out of the money all day, but were there when it counted. The Sidehacks made their second appearance at the Miller Off Road Challenge, and, as usual, the spectators were treated to a very visual show. What really was neat to see was the continu-ance of a dynasty. Ralph Whitney has been racing sidehacks longer than I care to remember, and he was on hand with partner Eric Seymour. Also on hand was the team of Pete and Scott Whitney. In the first heat Duane McDowell and Ramsey Harris broke on top, with the Whitneys in second and Damon Duckett/ Rick Ferguson in third. On the third lap the Whitneys showed the style that has made the name so respected. They took the lead on the finish jump and gave the field an educa-tion on how to do it right. McDowell/ Harris tried to come back, almost lost it all getting out of shape on the uphill, but they saved it and managed to stay ahead of Duckett/Ferguson, but it was a close call. The second heat again had the Whitneys holding class, with Carlos Zuniga started out with a second in the first 1-2-1600 heat, fell back in the next but picked up fourth place late in the main event. Jack Millerd, leading, and Tom Scanlan each won a Challenger heat, but Scanlan rolled in the main event handing the victory to Jack Millerd. McDowell/Harris second and Clyde Stewart/Brett Williams, who came all the way from Phoe-nix, third on a Honda. On the first lap McDowell gave the spectators a thrill when he tried to pass in the last turn and almost rolled. This dropped the team to fourth posi-tion benind Stewart and Duckett. · 9n the white flag lap they passed Duckei:t/ Ferg~son and moved to third, only to have the Duckett team return the favor and take back third at the finish. lowed by Sean Finley, Suzuki, and Don Turk, Yamaha. With six big guns, the Main shaped up to be a very classy affair. At the drop of the gate it was Don Turk out front, followed by Marty Hart and Rodney Fowler. Hart went out with mechanical problems on the second lap, which left the door open for Fowler to move to second. Charles Shephard, Honda, went to third. One lap later Donny Bank, Honda, came from seventh on the start to take over third spot. It wasn't over yet! Bank made one more pass before disaster struck and he was done. Meanwhile, Bobby Wilson had taken his Suzuki into contention, Vince Tjelmeland won the first Super Stock heat over Grant George, and ran the main in lonely splendor in the Nissan to claim the class purse. · Cameron Steele, with Mike Harding co-driving, had a perfect day in Class 5-1600, as he drove the tidy Bug to victory in all three events to take the purse in class. and he was there when it was over, a very solid second behind Don Turk. Fowler hung on for third. The Odysseys had a high attri-tion rate all the way through, and it was strictly survival of the fit-test. The first heat had Rory Hol-laday out fast and looking like a solid winner. In two laps Holladay was sitting on the sideline watch-ing the field go by. Ron Pierce came from third to take the lead, and Joe Price finished second and Chuck Parker was third in a Honda. The second heat really took its toll when only four of the eight cars finished. Frank Chavez was first, wire to wire. Pierce was second for two ~ps before Holla-day roared onto the scene, only to break again as soon as he took over second. This left the door open for John Gersjes, and he went through and closed it to take second place. The Odyssey Main only had five cars able to start. It was Ron Pierce wir,e to wire, with Chuck Parker secop.d for two laps. Then Frank Chavez and Mike Lavelle got /ast to finish second and thir , and that was it! The next event in the series for off road cars at Glen Helen happens on April 1 7. It is great racing and great watching in a most pleasant country environ-ment that has all the amenities of civilization. The Whitneys appeared to have their luck run out when, at the start of the Sidehack Main, McDowell/ Harris jumped out on top and held them off for four laps. The race, however, was eight laps and .the Whitneys had the lead when it counted, at the checkered. Duckett/Ferguson collected third ~hind McDowell/ Harris. When you want action, call -us! ---Twenty-one Quads turned out to do battle, and battle they did. In the first heat Derek Hamilton, Suzuki, broke out of the traffic jam, followed by Mark Ehrhardt and Rodney Fowler, both on Hondas. These three guys were content to keep the order, saving the real duel for the main event. · The second heat had a whole new list of characters with Marty . Hart, Honda, leading the way, fol-Trackside Photo, !nc.-R~cing photography since 1970 Trackside Photo, Inc. Kathy Fay_ took a very close second place in the first 5-1600 heat, but her Baja Bug faded in the main event, back to eighth place at the flag. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography New Address: 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 Dusty Times April 1988 Page 41 -

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TIie Watllcnnan Radio Relay Report By Bob Steinberger · laid out very well, with mileage markers every five miles. Finding cars was easy. The fish tacos, Corona, parties, and the friendli-ness of the people of San Felipe made this truly a fun race. It;s March, and the dust has The Gold Coast 300 was a already settled on the Parker 400, dandy in southern Nevada. If the the Gran Carrera International communications for Parker weFe and the Gold Coast 300! great, and the Gran Carrera were Our relay post at the Parker excellent, then the Gold Coast 400 was atop Black Peak, the one had to be perfect! Our relay effort behind Parker with a "P" on it. It atop Lower Potasi, elevation is not a very high mountain, at 5800 feet, was combined with the 1700 feet, but it is the only one Clark County Constables Jeep around that begins to cover both Posse, who did the checkpoint the California and Arizona passing times, the emergency courses. communications, and were the The communications were medics. great! They were made so by the The emergency response time cooperation of BARA (The Baja had to be a record. I will say that Amateur Radio Association), the combining our relay effort with checkpoint workers,. the tire eyeball contact with the emer-manufacturers, and the profes- gency services has to be the best sonal pit organizations who com-possible way. No lost time, no bined to find lost cars, keep peo-innacurate translations, positive ple in touch and report emer-and rapid response. Frank Kos-gencies. telac of the Jeep Posse, Walt Lott, The real breakthrough at and myself, already have a great SCORE and Gran Carrera races plan for the Mint 400. Oh, what comes from the cooperation of can be accomplished when people BARA, who as an amateur group work together. of radio operators, unpaid for Walt Lott had two great sur-their effort, volunteer as a club to prises! If I thought the Gran Car-do the long range communica-rera with its five mile markers was tions between checkpoints with good, Walt put markers every their high freguency amateur mile! Where normally at a band radios. They keep passing SCORE or HORA race we have times, although their real function 25 to 30 pages of relay notes, we is emergency communications. More and more they have been had only nine. This was due to the cooperatin_g with me, helping find racers knowing exactly where lost cars, by polling the check- their cars were at the Gold Coast points for the passing times. race. The second surprise was just At this writing I have been before sunset, when a helicopter •-informed by reliable sources that flew the course and took the BARA, by letter to SCORE, has numbers of every car stuck on the resigned from doing any more course and their mileage marker. communications for SCORE Walt gave me this information, races!! I don't know whether this which was relayed to the racing is a ploy or power play, because of fraternity, making it super simple personality conflicts, or if BARA to retrieve the lost cars. honestly feels their licenses are in I want to personally thank jeopardy for doing checkpoint Dennis Osmer, Alan Berg and times ( working with a profit mak-Gary Janssen of the ST AR medi-ing corporation). I personally feel cal team; Wayne Morris of they do not get enough recogni-F.A.l.R.; and Constantin "Mac-tion for what they do, and I Gyver" Popescu from P.C.l. Race implore you readers, racers, chas- Radios, for their relay help at the . ers, manufacturers, and promot-Parker 400, and again to "Mac-ers to ·initiate a campaign to get Gyver" for his help at the Gold BARA back!!! · Coast 300. Thanks again to the I.would also enjoin you BARA tire manufacturers, pit organiza-members to challenge your lead- tions, and racers who help me find ership to drop the personality cars. And, thanks to the Consta-conflicts, and get on with the chal-ble's Jeep Posse and Frank Kos-lenge of providing a communica-telac for their help at the Gold tions network for the checkpoints Coast 300. over distances too great for com-Here are a few Soap Box items mercial band radios. to consider. It is my personal opinion that Challenge # 1: There are still SCORE is fed up with BARA persons using the relay without threats, and is looking for an properly identifyini themselves. alternative. I hope they are not Trythisdialogueonforsize:"Hey, thinking of the Weatherman Weatherman, you got your ears Radio Relay! We're busy enough, on?" My response: "Unit calling and ours is a fun thing. SCORE Weatherman,carnumberplease." couldn't pay me enough to put "Yes, Weatherman, 1 need a together a communications net-relay." "Who specifically are work that would cover from you?" "This is Mike and I need a Ense_nada to La Paz. relay to the main pit." "Give me BARA,asaclub,doesitforfun. , the car number and the message They have the radio equipment you want relayed." "We have to getthe job done, and for many, several cars, can you get hold of many years they had the desire. the main pit?" Quite possibly a little well Atthispointiwantedtowring deserved recognition would the neck of whoever put a mike in rekindle that desire. tp.e hands of this person, whose The Gran Carrera International elevator ( when it comes to radio in San Felipe, Mexico in February communications) would never was "The Perfect Race!" One reach the top floor. hundred and six starters on a very Solution # 1: Always start with challenging 77 mile course. I a proper ID. Note the difference know how long it was because I between the above transmission, helped mark it. The communica-and the following one. "Peach tions, again due to BARA's coop-Mountain chase 2 to Weather-eration, were excellent! We had man." " Peach Mountain chase 2, no emergencies! The course was go ahead.'' "Relay on General Page 4~ Tire frequency that car 646 will need major welding for a broken frame at the main pit." See the difference! This one was clear, concise communication, and what a saving in air time. Challenge #2: Stuck on Trans-mitters! Although people are get-ting better and better with regard to this nemesis, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Par-ticularly bad are chase crews with temporary mounts, (cigar lighter power cords, _magnetic mount antennas), that have no place to hang up the mike. So, it gets stuck between the seats or under the arm rest, or under someone's exterior posterior. Solution #2: Use a proper mike hanger, or hold the mike in your hand. Or, hang it over the ashtray where you can see it. Challenge #3: Status Reports are not our job. People who ask for status on competitors' vehi-cles to see how far ahead or behind they are, are often out of line. These people will ultimately lose, for I will quit relaying their messages. Solution #3: Because of air time restraints, I would also ask that you not seek status on any vehicle less than thirty minutes overdue! If you need to keep close tabs on your race car, purchase your own radio system, or add more radios to your existing system. No one ever has enough radios. If you have any comments, observations or suggestions, con-tact Bob Steinberger, P.C.l. Race Radios, 2888 Gundry Ave.,,Sig-nal Hill, CA 90806 or call (213) 427-8177. Tech Tips By Bill Savage, Chairman HD RA-SCORE Technical Committee As everybody knows, our pre-race technical inspection consists almost entirely of safety checks. We noticed at the HORA Gold Coast 300 that quite a few com-petitors were showing up not ready to have their vehicles and their safety equipment inspected. The result was general delay and frustration suffered by the racer, and it doesn't have to be that way. So this month's Tech Tips column is sort of a checklist of the things you should be sure to have ready for inspection. When you arrive at tech, which for the SCORE Great Mojave 250 will be at Lucerne Valley Com-munity Center, where it has been for three years, be sure to have your car ready, along with your water and survival pack, your fire suit and helmet. Be sure to bring your tech sheet. In a lot of cases, the racer brought his car and all his gear but his uniform or his helmet or his tech sheet was ten miles down the road in the motor home. That resulted in unneces-sary delays, and there is no reason for a delay if you remember to bring everything. We are starting to see some safety problems, mostly due to not reading or not understanding our directives on· safety gear. So here are some tips that will save you a lot of time and grief in the inspection area. We are no longer accepting helmets with a 1975 Snell Foun-dation rating. We only allow 1980 or 1985 Snell safety standards. Lap belts and safety harnesses April 1988 must have a. manufacturer label and a date stamped on them. The date can't be older than three years. So you will have to have a date of April 1, 1985, or later to pass inspection. You will have to have your cot-ter keys, if you have cotter pins in your safety harness. Any belt system with a D-ring will have to use double D-rings, two in succession. No Y-belts will be allowed in shoulder harnesses. Each car must have two numbers visible on each side, one from the top and one from the rear. There are some acceptable variations. Some competitors use a single number plate in the back visible from both sides, and that is okay. Some sedans have a sloping · back, and a single number on the slope can be seen from above and behind. That is acceptable, too. It might be a good idea to look at the rule book, which has the specifics on the dimensions of the numbers on your car. Fire suits must be one piece, not two pieces. They can be sing-le, double or triple layer, but they can't be separate vest and pants. Nomex shoes and socks are recommended but not required. On another matter, all racers should realize that if their vehicle has been heavily damanged and repaired it should undergo a thor-ough structural check. We don't have any way to enforce this mat-ter of common sense, but we rely instead on your innate good judgement. We want to make your techni-cal inspection expe.dence a pain-less one, and with your co-operation and help we plan to do just that. Thanks to all the volunteers at Pit Mile 13, Crew Chief Phil, Joel, Robby, Steve and Debbie 0, Paul and friends and to the young ladies in the lawn chairs. A big thanks to Mile 63 pit and to Earl, Dale, Dave, Ilene, Greg, Charlie and his wife and to all the rest at Mile 63. Thank You. And thanks to Crew Chief Jay who scared off our would be customers, I needed the sleep. Thanks Bonnie, Don-nie, Gary and Bob. Now to our co-sponsors, I hope all you racers are grateful to these co-sponsors because without them we could not provide the service we do. Thank You Ger-man Auto, Lothringer Electron-ics, Perma Cool, Valvoline Oil and of course the biggie Yoko-hama Tire. At the Great Mojave 250 we will be at the following locations; Check Point 1, Bessemer Mine and the Rock Pile. Good Luck and if you should need help don't be shy just crash on in and say "HHeellpp!!!! For more information about volunteering for the pits feel free to call. Call Dennis Rogers at (818) 335-7757 or (714) 599-5291. See ya in contingency. CALJFOR/YIA RAu,y S ERIES By Bill Mcx,ri:-February was a busy month for the C.R.S., in much the same way that April will be. The Glen Helen ~l~YQKOHAMA "882" Rally Sprint was held, as was a meeting to review stock SUPPORT TEAM class rules. Events coming up in H)· Uenni., J<o)i.u., April include a non-C.R.S. Rally Sprint in northern California, and To start off I would like to give one of the best events on the credit where · credit is due; last C.R.S. calendar, The Rim of the month's article was written bymy World Rally. wife Debi, so if any of you men Congratulations are in order thought I was trying to get your for the top placers at the 882 wives or girl friends to go to Vega:, Rally Sprint. Bill Holmes, Richie with me you were wrong. Debi Watanabe and Lon Peterson were was just tired of taking the back one-two-three in open class. Steve seat, so she got her two cents Ryckebosch, Pete Morris and worth in and figured other racing Harris Done were one-two-three widows needed a good time too. · in stock class. Thanks Sweetheart for writing the The stock class meeting has article. brought about some major The Gold Coast was a big sue- changes to the rules and the crea-cess except for the BLM moving tion of a new class, Stock GT. The all but ·one of our pit locations. rule changes for the remainder of This was not only difficult on us the 1988 season are as follows: but on all pit crews. Of the three 1. No turbochargers or super-locations only one had any action, chargers in stock class. both mile 13 and the freeway 2. Any differential ratio may be crossing did nothing all day but used. change a tire each; it was down 3. Welded, locked or limited right boring~ But that is what we slip differentials may be used. are there for to help if help is 4. Strut mounting holes may be needed. slotted and offset bushings used Our third pit was at mile 63, to modify wheel camber. (Con-they say they were not all that trol arms may not be modified busy but by looking at the repair except for reinforcing.) cards a whole lot went on at mile 5. Material, construction and 63. A tire that was changed at mile mounting of bumpers are _free. 13 got changed a second time, a 6. As of the start of the 1989 new tie rod was welded on a 7S, season, S.C.C.A. Production shock mounts were welded on Class cars will not be allowed to another 7S and Steve.Kelly's crew run in stock class unless the vehi-used our welder on his truck. Boy, cle market value is less than that welder must have been red $4000.00. hot with all these welding jobs. The new Stock GT Class will be Alongwiththose,eightotherveh-for those vehicles meeting ides got numerous repairs total-S.C.C.A. Production and Produc-ing twelve for the day; not bad tion GT requirements, Group N guys great work. Gee I wish we cars in F.l.A. trim, and those cars had a little more action. with factory equipped super-Dusty Times

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The Losers By Judy Smith The second annual Gold Coast 300 knocked 'em dead, defeating 127 of the 235 cars th~t started the dusty race. Many drivers des-cribed it as "Worse than Colo-r ado!", or "Colorado with rocks.", which explains why flat tires were a large part of the prob-lems. And, as at Colorado, the BLM and the officials had created such a strict policy regarding access to the race course, that even the moderately injured vehi-cle was of ten hours getting repaired, because the pit crew couldn't just go in to rescue it. As always, some disappeared even before race day, and this time it was Dave Kreisler's bad luck. He was out testing his two seater, still trying to get things right with his big Porsche motor, and the housing on his Hewland transmission broke. Dave said it had flexed too much. They welded it up, and went out to test again, and it broke again, so Dave decided he was going to have to forget the race until he could solve the problem. The Cook brothers lost the cam in their 5-1600 car on the first lap, to give them a long day of spectat-ing. And Rob MacCachren spent the day watching also, afte~ his Jeep 7S truck went out because of an odd happenstance. It seems that the stock oil cooler had been removed and some kind of cover had been put over the hole in the block that was left. Somehow that cover was damaged, perhaps by a rock, and all the oil pumped out of the engine. They repaired it and filled the truck up with oil again, · but the engine had been termin-ally damaged. Roger Mears had one good lap in his Nissan, and then broke the crank on lap two. And Brent Bell, in Class 1-2-1600, had to run a long way on a flat tire, dragging the bottom of his car over a lot of rocks. As a result, he rubbed off the bolts on his floorpan, and it chargers and turbochargers. There will be no limit on market value or on vehicle age. For further information on the Stock GT Class call the class chairman Don Lindsfors at ( 714) 544-1688. For further information on Stock Class call the class chair-man Mike Blore at (213) 425-0984. On April 9 there will be a non-C.R.S. Rally Sprint at Sears Point Raceway hosted by the San Fran-cisco Region, S.C.C.A. in con-junction with a Solo I event. Entry is limited to 25 cars. The San Francisco Region is considering placing a rally based out of the Mendocino Forest on the C.R.S. calendar in the late fall time frame. April 16 and 17 the Rim of the World Rally will be held in the Los Angeles National Forest. Reg-istration and tech are in Lan-caster, with the rally running on the tight, twisty roads around the Lake Hughes area. For more information contact Mike or Paula Gibeault at (619) 375-8704. This event was one of the besrrun at the national level, and it continues that tradition now as a divisional event. It is an excel-lent opportunity to see a Pro Rally, "up close and personal." Dusty Times came off, putting him out of the race. Jim Hammer and Don Lee had problems with the oil pump belts on their Class 10 car, and then lost their shifter altogether on the second lap. Their crew made hur-ried repairs with a play-car shifter, but they never completed the third lap. Tom and Bob DeNault have a new car this year, and ran second in the big 1-2-1600 class on the first lap, only to take a rock in a valve cover a bit further on. They lost all their oil and broke a rocker arm, putting them out for the day, but they're so pleased with the new car that they didn't really look too glum about it. Larry Johnson had a difficult weekend. He debuted his new Class 8 pickup truck (a Ford with a double A-arm front suspension) for this race, and, as might be expected, spent most of Friday in consultation with officials and tech people. The result of it all was that he was invited to run in Class 2. He had front caliper trouble. before he got ten miles, and ran UR on a bank, and then, not much further into lap one, he had major shock problems, involving the secondary shocks, and was out for the day. But Larry says the truck "goes like a rocket" when it works. Larry Schwacofer and Sid, . ~pradling are having "new-car" problems with their '57 Chevy. At Parker they had the suspension too soft, and beat the car to death. This time they had it too stiff, and, among other things, lost their skid plate. Th"y managed to finish only two laps. · Chuck Johnson and Scott Doug-las, last year's Class 7S champ-ions, had a long hard day. Late in the afternoon, as they waited hopefully for the car to complete its third lap, they had already gone through three batteries, four air cleaners, a starter, and some front shocks. Chuck had also run into a stuck buggy, got himself stuck in so doing, and then had to work with the buggy driver to get both vehicles out of their spot. They never did get that third lap finished. Steve Luport, who started the year with a win at Parker, didn't much enjoy himself this weekend. First of all, he blew his motor on Wednesday night, and then spent the time he had planned for pre-running installing a replacement. But he had a good first lap in spite . of it, and was in seventh place going out the second time. He hit a rock in the silt and cracked his differential on that lap, which made it bleed oil badly. It couldn't be fixed, and he was way down on time when he also lost his alter-nator, and that was the straw that put him out. Somewhere along in there Steve had stepped on a rock and turned his ankle, so that he was limping painfully by the time he called it quits. . -Matt Pike, driving in the Dodge in Class 3, hit a big hole too hard and poked his springs up through the hood, tearing off his front shoc~s in the process. Jerry Fin-ney and Dan Foddrill had a diffi-cult time of it with their big two seate,r. They were in trouble all day, including losing two c.v.s, breaking a trailing arm, and two tie rod ends. Most of their prob-lems came on the first lap, and they were running all right at the end, and so relieved to get to the finish line that no one had the heart to tell them right fiway that they were about eight minutes overtime. Jimmie Crowder came all the way out from Florida to race, fin-ished one lap and lost his motor. John Randall, in Class 4, had lots of flats, and then his steering bolts sheared on lap two. Russ Butow and Joe Turnipseed got to within 20 miles of the finish and broke the steering shaft on their 1-2-1600 car. And Steve Brown, in a Class 5 car, lost second gear and knew he'd never get through the silt without it. Gregg Symonds, in a 7 4x4 Toyota, lost his left front shocks on the first lap, fixed the mounts and went on. Then, on the second lap, the right front corner also broke and needed repairs. Through all this he had no rear brakes, and he was stopping at every pit to put transmission fluid in the truck. It seemed he had a serious leak at the seal on the torque convertor. In fact, he'd changed transmissions the night before in an attempt to cure the leak, but it didn't help. At one point during the race, as the pit crew installed trans fluid, some spilled on the exhaust and he had an exciting fire. Gregg finished only two laps. Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson had a short day in their Class 3 Jeep, which started with an overheating problem of some sort which robbed them of power. They cured that and went on, only to have their hopes dimmed when they broke eight shocks and a spring. The final blow came when their transmission quit right at Check 1 on the second lap. Mike Falkosky's troubles started on the first lap, out near Check 5, when he came upon a buggy going the wrong way on the course. He moved over to give the buggy space, and his driveshaft hit a boulder, and bent. From then on · it vibrated badly, and that ate up the center bearing, and then it "broke more stuff on the rear end", and by Check 3, on lap two, he'd broken the leaf springs. So he borrowed a tie-down, to hold it together temporarily, and coasted down a hill about a mile, to a check where his pit would be allowed to come in. They brought him a bunch of new parts and got everything fixed, and Mike started out on his last lap, but ran out of time: Mike described the course by saying that, "The first lap you couldn't see, and the second lap the course was junk!" Lisa Dickerson, in Class·5, lost her battery about 13 miles from the finish, in the dark. No racers would stop to help ( understanda-bly, since it was getting close to cut-off time for them by then) and there was scarcity of spectators and pits on the course due to the tight restrictions. Finally, some-one in a Jeep gave her a jump to get restarted, and she got to the fin-ish, but was 13 minutes over her cut-off time. As a group, the Class 1 ls had a hard time with this race. Jack Zandbergen broke his steering box on the first lap, and Juan D'Garcia and Ricardo Flores were hit by a BIG vehicle in another class (how did he get behind a Class 11 on lap one?) which stove in their generator stand, and dis-lodged their oil cooler, putting them out. And Russ Johnson and Ron Myers finished one lap in· second place, but then lost their oil plug on lap two, which was their last lap, and dribbled to a stop. Stuart Chase ran well for one lap in the 1600 class, and then lost a spindle, while Keith and Kurt Schindler hit a rock and cracked the transmission case, and all the tranny fluid ran out about 60 miles into the race. Greg Heinrich and Jim Pope somehow didn't get their c. v .s properly lubricated, and cooked both of their inners, partway through their second lap. Jim Loggins and Chris Armstrong got about 30 miles into the race, and as the car made a turn, were bumped by another racer, which put them on their heads. They got going again, but ultimately lost their motor on the third lap. Don and Matt McBride were really not eligible for this column, since they didn't even enter the race, wanting to solve their sus-pension problems before racing again. So they spent their time at the tables and the slots this week-end, losing at Blackjack, but com-• ing up winners to the tune of about $900. on the dollar slots. ls there a message there somewhere? See you next month with Los-ers from ,.the Great Mojave in Lucerne. IN MEMORY OF MICKEY & TRUDY THOMPSON April 1988 WHO WERE THE ·OFF ROADERS BEST FRIENDS THE GREAT CANDY CANE OFF ROAD RACING TEAM Page 43 ... --

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GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY OFF ROAD SUSPENSION SYSTEMS -SHOCKS RACE CAR FABRICATION AND PREPARATION CUSTOM MACHINE PARTS-KEVIN McGILLIVRAY 2_\121Q AVE. CROC~ER #301 , VALENCIA, CA 91_355 (805) 257-0934 1,0RT ENI/NEER/NI PRECISION HELIARC WELDING CUSTOM FABRICATION PRODUCTION & REPAIRS GREGG HAWKS 8 18-710-1044 WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA 115 OCTANE RACING GASOLINE Anaheim, CA ................. : . ... ... . . Bakersfield, CA ...... ..............•.... Bullhead City, AZ ...................... . Colton, CA . ..................•......... Concord, CA .......................... . Denver, CO ., .......................... . El Centro, CA ......................... . F1,1llerton, CA .......................•... Hayward; CA .......... ............... . . Lancaster, CA ................... ...... . Las Vegas, NV ....... .................. . Long Beach, CA .......... . ............ . Los Angeles, CA .................... ... . Oakland, CA ............... ........... . Phoenix, AZ ........................... . Pleasant Hill, CA . .............. ..... ... . Riverside, CA .......................... . Salinas, CA ................... ......... . Santa Barbara, CA ..................... . San Jose, .CA ......... ........•......... Van Nuys, CA ......................... . Ventura, CA ........ .............. · ... .. . Yuma, AZ ... ...................... . ... . (714) 630-3810 (805) 324-9882 (602) 758-5480 (714) 877-0226 (415) 676-4300 (303) 750-9619 (619) 352-4721 (714) 635-5533 (415) 783-6500 (805) 948-6044 (702) 643-9200 (213) 432-3949 (213) 531-0192 (415) 261-6900 (602) 899-1324 (415) 798-2201 (714) 877-0226 (408) 422-9808 (805) 963-9366 (408) 294-4513 (818) 785-0902 (805) 659-5609 (602) 782-6543 P.O. Box 610, 333 West Broadway, Suite 202 Long Beach, California 90801-0610 (213) 437-4373 RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER Manufacturers of Quallty Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS (714) 630-8283 Anaheim, CA -1987 BUDWEISER FRT SUPERSTITION SERIES Page 48 . 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 TODD TEUSCHER -CLASS 100 CHUCK MEAD • CLASS 6 Suspension Components (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 Get the word out about your bmineu, · big or-,mall .. Put your bu1ine11 card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new cuatomen. Good Stuff Directory Ads are .merely $1,8.00 per month. CHUCK TAYLOR PREMIUM PETROLEUM LUBE 349 MAINSAIL RD. OCEANSIDE, CA 92054 (619) 433-8777 Lubricants Specjalist, SOUTHWESTERN°PETROLEUM CORPORATION SINCE 1933 ·rrackside Photo, Inc. Peter Hatch (213) 609-1772 1507 East Del Amo Blvd.• Carson, CA 90746 Ill/CE THI/NS BY JEFF f/EU)Y TRfiNSfiXLE ENGINEEitlNG JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, eA 91311 TA~CK 112 Octane Trick 118 Octane Super-Trick 100 Octane Unleaded racing gasoline Alameda County 141 51 538-RACE Phoenix 16021 952-2575 Bakersfield 18051 393-8258 Pl::>rtland/Vancouv,,r 12061693-3608 Bremerton (2061 377-7951 Riverside (7141 787-8141 Denver 13031 452-5239 Sacramento (9161 638-RACE El Centro (619) 352-2600 San Diego (6191 460-5207 Hawaii 1808) 682-5589 Saugus (8051 259-3886 Huntington Beach (7141 536-8808 ~attle 12061 833-0430 lDng Beach 12131979-0198 Spokane (5091 483-CXJ76 losAngeles (213) 863-480 I TriCities (5091 547-3326 Las Vegas (7021871 -1417 Tucson (6021 326-8770 Orange County 1714) 634-0845 VVenatchee 1509) 663-2912 April 1988 UiPI UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 8745 MAGNOLIA, SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 619/449-9690 Power Steering -Brackets Aluminum Fabrication -Tabs LOUIE UNSER Racing Engines 1100 E. Ash Ave. Suite C Fullerton, Ca. 92631 Louie Unser (714) 879-8440 THE WINNERS CHOICE WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS are used by the sports winning drivers and engine builders. Just ask the top professionals before buying your next cam. Our dedication to performance and quality keeps you on top. Call WEB-CAM for your winning cam for street , strip and off-road or send $3 for the complete --""' catalog. •WEB-CAM 12387 Doherty St., Dept. OT PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS Riverside, CA 92503 (714) 735 2200 \ ·Nof ,.Oal lor sM In CA on pollutto/1 controlled vehic/11. • Engine & Machine Phone (602) 242-0077 2733 W. Missouri VW - PORSCHE -OFF ROAD 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCOS, CA 92069 (619) 741-6173 Cuatom Wheels Phoenix, Arizona 85017 For advertising rates & information contact Wright Publishing Co., Inc. PO Box 2260, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 Dusty Times

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Pony Express ••• Thank you for sendin_g_ our office a subscription to DUSTY TIMES. We have received our first copy which included some exceltent articles on the Parker 400. We especially appreciated the kind words written with respect to the cooperative work-ing relationship between the Bureau of Land Management· (BLM) and Score International. We in the BLM are constantly working to meet the needs of a variety of public land users. It is gratifying to work with folks like Score who are concerned about your sport and its impact on pub-lic lands. It is also important that we inform the general public of the success we enjoy working together. Your publication will go a long way towards meeting that goal. We are already planning for next year's Parker 400 and look-ing forward to improving upon the success we enjoyed in 1988. I look forward to seeing you at next year's race. Thanks again on behalf of our entire staff. Michael R. Ford BLM Area M~nager Lake Havasu City, AZ Thanks for-your note, and it is keen to work with BLM officers who see all sides of the public land use needs. We must all work together or many of us will have no work at all, or any place to play in the great outdoors. Moto Colour, The Coloring Book Company, would like every-one to know that they had a great time at Parker ... even when racing! Despite three flat tires, three blown out shocks, busted out lights, tweeked spring plates, two busted spindles, we still ended up 26th in our class of 50 Challengers. Motor Colour would like to thank Danny Ashcraft and the Ashcraft team for their support, especially Kenny Burris with his expertise in mending race cars in split seconds. Special thanks to the Yokohama pit at Midway. I was looking for Jim Houck and Bob Itzaina going back and fourth through the pits on three wheels, with everyone staring like we had two heads each. The Yokohama crew flagged us down and started fixing 1,1s up with parts, that Don Rountree's pit crew lent us, then Jim and Bob showed up with our custom snap on spares. Egads! I even had brakes!! Off and running again to see what else can happen tonight. It happened, and every-one at Parker worked on my car or lentmeparts. Ijustwanttosay Thank You All Very Much. Also, I think it is only right that the Challenger Class Representa-tive be someone interested in the Challenger Class, someone like Don Rountree or Billy Bunch ... You know what I mean! Christopher Norris Vista, CA Our wonderful sport of off road racing has its share of prob-lems, some within class and class structuring and some with per-sonalities. Some of the unknowns Dusty Times get pushed out of the way of the giants, some of the giants are not accessable because of their posi-tion in the sport, or just the pride of being top dog. Not so with Walker Evans. I am an unknown, one who has competed twice in the Baja En-durance Safari class and aching to break into the ranks of profes-sional off road racing. This past Baja 1000 in the Safari class I received sponsorship from my friend Kyle Carter. We assembled a team, competed, did well, had fun·, and I was a step closer to my goal. Kyle is responsible for that, and I will be forever grateful. In January Kyle required major surgery to correct a spinal prob-lem that he has had since child-hood. I contacted Walker Evans, by letter, explained the situation to him and asked if he could drop by the hospital to visit Kyle. I didn't think Walker would be able to, but I thought that I sh9uld try none the less. In the midst of putting together several trucks and preparing for two races, Walker came to Fountain Valley Hospital, armed with photos, ,shirts, and his ever present Stet-son. He visited with us for over an hour, patiently answering ques-tions, and offering encourage-mcmt to Kyle. Kyle was moved and excited with the challenge to "Recuperate, and I'll see you in Baja." It was a very special time for us all. Kyle is home now, the opera-tion was a success and he is getting stronger every day and planning for the 1988 Baja 1000. As for Walker Evans, our sport is rich with the talent and the down to earth demeanor of this man. He hasn't forgotten his roots. Thanks ·walker, you ·are the greatest. Matt Towery Bakersfield, CA Thanks for your letter, Matt. Now you know some of the qualities that make Walker Evans an enduring champion in many areas. It has been brought to my atten-tion by other racers and sponsor representatives that Andy L. DeVercelly and the Coronado Racing Team have been labeled as 'part-time' racers that got 'lucky' this past 1987 season. Not true!!! For the record, Andy and the team are now and in the future, racing full time. As far as being 'lucky', for those who ktiow Andy, there is some experience and talent involved. A person doesn't win a SCORE/HORA Championship, a Yokohama 6-50 title, and a Toyota True Grit Award by just cruising against competition like David Ancker, Henry Arras, the Coo~ Brothers, Cameron Steele and the Neth family. These gentlemen are championship racers and awe-some competitors. So, sponsors, open -your eyes and evaluate this situation for yourselves. This gentleman has put t00 much of himself in to 20 years of off road racing to be cast aside as a so-called 'part-time' racer. For the future, the Coro-nado Racing Team will be com-peting full time in the 5-1600 class, and are in the process of building a new 5-16Q0 desert car. The team is expanding to the Challenger Class, the car will be driven by the team's newest members, the Malabanans. Andy and the team are more than will-ing to represent any truck spon-sored program as well. Paul "Da' Kahuna" Malabanan Coronado, CA I would firsflike to thank our pit support team, better known by the Fuel Safe Racing group as the Drunken Hillbillies, for their time and efforts, all volunteer, in helping the Spy Ranchero to a first place finish in Class 6 at the Gold Coast 300. We had about a 20 minute lead on the first lap, then on the second lap we broke a spindle about three miles from the Highway crossing. Our chase crew was there in no time and we were on the road again in about 30 minutes, after Arne's Saab had passed us. I passed the Saab back before the start/ finish, and led the third lap all the way, even though we fixed a flat tire and had a clogged air filter blown out by the last Yokohama Pit. Thanks guys. Our SI)y chase truck had a flat tire after fixing the spindle. While changing it, Robby Gordon stopped with a flat. He had left his jack where he had his last flat, so the Spy chase team dropped our chase truck off the jack onto the brake drum and had Robby back on the road within three minutes, which made the difference for his second place finish, not third which he would have had. Good job, Robby. Thanks again for ev-eryone who supports Spy Racing and Class 6. See you at Lucerne. By the way, the security guards kicked us out of the pool at the Gold Strike for having our clothes on, so our pool party didn't last long. Garson Moser Huntington Beach, CA We would like to salute HORA for the great job they did marking the course in Jean for the Gold Coast race. Both our Class 3 and Class 14 vehicles had problems out on the course. Our Class 14 broke the quadratrac early on the second lap, then broke the front end later on in the lap, but after welding it back together were able to finish · the lap and ended up fourth in class at the finish. Our Class 3 vehicle had to run the second lap without a co-driver, and even withou-t a map, the driver was able to run the course with no problem, other than los-ing the fuel cell. Thanks to a spec-tator who gave us gas, and we were able to use the drink cooler, and by running a fuel line from it to the fuel pump, we were able to salvage a second place in class. Our special thanks to our pit crew, who take time off from their jobs in Connecticut to travel with us, for their support and help. Bl!ndy Motors Racing Team _ _ Tolland, CT DUSTY TIMES welcomes le.tte rs from all corners of off road activity. The Pony Express column will feature all the mail we can fit into the space available. Please keep your words fairly brief. Because of space limitations, your pearls of prose may be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will print your gripesas well as your praises. April 1988 Trail Notes ••• THE SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 is shaping up to be another big-race, the third in the desert series. There were 231 entries in the drawing for starting numbers just a week after the Gold Coast. At press time there are 260 entries, of which 205 are in the car classes, and it is still two weeks to race day. HORA has announced a change in the results of the Gold Coast 300. The 30 minute penalty assessed against Walker Evans in Class 8 has been reversed. Walt Lott announced that after further investigation into the incident, it was determined that a member of Evans' crew was not one of those individuals who violated race course regulations and used abusive language with a race official. HORA apologized to Walker and his entire crew and sponsors for any embarrassment caused by the allegations and resulting penalty. THE SCORE BAJA 1000, circa 1987, ABC broadcast date has changed again. As of March 18 the show is scheduled to air on Saturday, April 16. Check your local listing before you turn on the VCR. PENDA CORPORATION, of Portage, Wisconsin, has announced plans to place a major marketing emphasis on a program of motor sports sponsorships for its line of pickup truck bedliner products in 19~. The program includes active sponsorship in four areas of U.S. motor sport, off road and oval track racing, truck pulling and monster trucks. The major thrust of.the Penda program will be toward off road racing, and they have organized a major new off road race series called the 1988 PENDA Bedliner Off Road Championship Series. It consists of one multi class "heavy metal" type challenge race at three scheduled off road events. In calendar order these are the BFGoodrich Memorial Day 100, May 29 at Lake Geneva, Wl, the Great Western Point Series Stadium race at the Adams County Fairground in Denver, CO on July 16, and the Santa Fe Speedway race near Chicago on September 11. Each race will offer a total of $5000 in prize money, with racers earning series points at each event. After all three races, the five high point winners will share an additional prize purse of $10,000. Penda is also a second year sponsor in the 1988 Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship Series. THE BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS start their five race series very soon, on April 9th near Wendover, Utah, well known to Bonneville Salt Flat fans. BORE was formed last year by a group of Salt Lake City enthusiasts, headed by Jim Baker. They held the first of their two 1987 events at Delle, Utah, thedesertwestofSaltLakeCity,on May 30. It was called the Beginners Luck Race, and covered 100 miles. It was proclaimed by all as a real fun race, an artistic success but not a financial one. The August 22 race brought cars from Idaho and Nevada as well as more Utah entries, a total of 23 starters for the twilight affair. It was warm and dusty at • the start, but severe thunderstorms passed through the area in late afternoon dumping over two inches of rain on the course. The racers helped each other get in from the flash flooded trails, and no one complained. BORE schedules both Pro and Sportsman classes, with various classes grouped for prize money according to entry numbers. If you are interested in the BORE racing program contact 8.O.R.E., P.O. Box 1583, Ogden, Utah 84402. If you want to get info' on the April 9 race, call Jim Baker at (801) 627°2313. Other race dates this year for BORE are May 14,June 25, August 6, and September 17. DUSTI TIMES will be covering the entire series. THE SCORE-HORA MANUFAcnJRER'S CHAMPION CHAL-LENGE POINTS are out in the four categories. After two of the eight series events, Ford leads both truck groups, with 70 points in the Mini Metal contest and 63 in Heavy Metal points. In Mini Metal standings Chevrolet is second at 41, followed by Nissan, 35, Toyota, 22, Jeep, 17 and Dodge, 4. ln Heavy Metal, Dodge is second at 52 points, followed by Chevrolet, 43, Jeep, 34, Nissan, 25, and GMC, 12. Yokohama has a huge lead in the car classes side of the Tire Challenge with 227 points. -BFGoodrich is next with 109 points, and Armstrong is third at 84. In the Tire Challenge truck classes, General leads with 106, closely followed by BFGoodrich, 100 points, Firestone is next with 53, followed by Yokohama, 51, Goodyear, 42, Armstrong, 36, and Bridgestone; 14. THE MIDWESTERN STORE SERIES, sponsored by Formula Desert Dog, gets under way early this year. The first event has a name longer than the half mile dirt course near·Springfield, Illinois. It is-called the Third Annual General Tire 4 Wheel and Off Road Jamboree Spring National, presented by Chevrolet. The short course off road races have been added to the program for 1988, and both pro and amateur races are scheduled for all the usual STORE classes. For full information on the entire program, including Show 'n Shine, Mud Bog and Obstacle Course competitions, contact Special Events, P.O. Box 726, Indianapolis, IN 46206 or call (317) 236-6522. THE MEMORIAL DAY 100 has announced sponsorship for the 15th annual edition from BFGoodrich. The long running event is now one of the flagship races in the Formula Desert Dog Series, and happens at Lake Geneva Raceway, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, about an hour north of Chicago. The date is May 28-29, and there is camping available on the grounds and grandstand seating for spectators. The 1.25 mile course is through natural terrain with a few manufactured jumps. Races for all classes will be held during the weekend, along with Championship races on Sunday for Unlimited Buggy, Limited Buggy and the Penda Bedliner Off Road Championship Heavy Metal entrants. For full information on this prestigious mid western event contact Lake Geneva Raceway, Rt. 3, Box 895, Bloomfield Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 or call (414) 248-8566. THE YOKOHAMA 6-50 CLUB report was held back this month due to some sad and late breaking circumstances. The full round up of the first three races in 1988 will be a feature in the big May issue, coming in just four weeks. After Parker and the Gold Coast, Corky McMillin leads the points chase by one single point over Rod Hall, who has 100. Andy DeVercelly is next with 93, and Roy Taylor is close with 90 points. Jim Temple is fifth with 65 points, followed by Jim Fishback Sr., 49, Gregg Symonds, 46, Jimmie Crowder and Larry Smith, 45, and Ray Bates, 40. If anyone wishes to know their status right away, give us a call at (818) 889-5600. Page 49

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'-Classified ••• 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) 545-8010 days, ( 414) 762-0289, eves. Make offer. 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 m-aintained and prepared by Greg Lewin of O.R.E. $14,000 complete. Call Ste_ve -at (805) 344-2133. R)R SALE - Class 5 car/pre-runner. Neth, 9,. wider beam, Wright front arms, Woods 3x3 arms, Bus trans, 1835 VW. Turbos, Bilstein, Mastercraft, 22 gal. cell, many spare parts, have license plates. Second place at the 1986 Superstition 250. $6500.00 obo. Call Wayne at (714) 770-2495 days, (714) 496-6615 eves. · 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/HDRA events. Salary, benefits, holidays and expenses. Will work in 3500·sq. ft. fully equipped shop in Santa Ana area. Call Church Engineer-ing, Inc. at (714) 660-8600 FOR SALE: '81 Starlet Gp. A, $5000.00. '76 Volvo 242 Open Class $5000.00. Bridgestone 175xl4 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 - Calien trailer 8x22 race car hauler. $4500.00 oho. Type 1 2180 FAT roller crank motor. $2000.00. Call Bob (714) 594-3858. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seat Chenowth. 119"' WB, twin cam Toyota, Mendeola trans, Wright front end, Super Boot axl!!s, Woods arms, Super Boot cvs, Mastercraft seats. Must sell -make offer. Call ( 619) 2 70-0900. FOR SALE: 1988 Chevrolet S- 10 Truc k - C lass 7 . Best of everything, Summers Brothers floaters, 2-V-6 motors, 2 Doug Nash 5 speeds, 2 rear ends, spare hubs, brakes, spindles. Complete with radios, Parker Pumper, turn key race truck. Serious only -Lee (602) 899-1324 or (602) 82 1-5372. FOR SALE: Class 10 Funco A-arm short course car. Brand new Rev Power Rabbit motor, new Kreisler trans, new 12 .. Fox Shocks, new paint, new fuel cell, new radiator. The best of every-thing, fast, ready to race. $14,000 t OBO. Call (818) 891-8223. FOR SALE: 1987 SCORE/ HDRA overall points champ-ionship cal'. Challenger Chen-owth, with all the good stuff. $10,000 OBO. Call (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: 1985, 1987 cl~ss 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 35,. 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: 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: 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. for details (714) 530-3980. FOR SALE: Class 5 convertible. Valley Performance 2240 engine, fresh Valley Performance bus transmission, Hew land gears, Bilsteins, Wright front end, power steering, 2 wheel 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: V-4 Chevy racing engine, Brodix heads, Hilborn fuel injection, Lehman gear driven Moroso dry sumped, Vertex electric system, all gear driven, high torque band, Earl's · plumbing, 300 plus HP, 4½1 bore. Longer life, less weight than Porsche. Feldkamp/Gardner racing same engine. Built by Ron Trainor Racing Engines and dynoed by Bob's Custom Engines in Phoenix. $9700, firm, serious inquiries only. Call C.L. Hodge in Reno at (702) 853-3448. FOR SALE/TRADE: All new '87 Chenowth,2-1600, llS"WB,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: 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 5-1600, 1963 Bug, 1 new and 1 used engine. New: Roll bar, rack and pinion steering, suspension, 2 front ends, 2 fiberglass noses & 12 tires and rims. Bus trans, CVs. Street legal: Lots of extras. Not assembled. Best reasonable offer. Call (714) 788-0950 weekdays. FOR SALE: '85 Honda Odyssey, Triple E cage, works shocks, Klemm Motor, watercooled head, 38mm flat side, Filler belts, Comei clutch, new tires, alum. hood and footwell. Very clean, never raced, plus extras. Asking $3,000.00OBO. Call Todd, leave message (2 13) 450-4661. FOR SALE: 2300cc Pinto Racing Engine, ported head, Isky Cam and kit, TRW pistons, special wide cam drive belt and pulleys, modified oil pan, and exhaust header. $1,250.00 OBO. Call John (818) 787-7739. FOR SALE: Baja Bug Pre-runner. Full race cage, 1835cc, built IRS trans, 105,. wheelbase, 5"' wider. 32 gal. fuel cell, Beard seats, Diest 5-point harnesses, Diest window nets, Centerlines, Parker Pumper helmets. $6,000.00 0BO. Call Jeff (714) 923-9585. ,,_ _______ ,.. _____ . _____ lilii' _____________ ~--------------_., · Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I DUSTY TIMES. . . I I 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. . I I 1· I I I I I I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DOSTY 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. I: I l 1. I I I I I Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash). Pleas.e run ad _______ times. I I Name------------------------~-- - -----.. I Mail to: DUSTY TIMES I I I I I I Address ______________________ Phone ______ _ City _ _________________ State _____ Zip _ _____ _ Page 50 April 1988 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 I FOR SALE: New 5-1600 Baja Bug, roll cage, floor pan, and body. All fabrication complete. All accessories bolt on. $3,800.00 invested. Sell for $2,100.00. Other parts available. Call Alex (213) 472-0957. FOR SALE: Two 2380cc VW engines complete: like new, Potter crank, Hatz head, Crawler rods, Weber carburetor - single and dual, Bosch alternator, exhaust system, air cleaners. $3,000.00 (dual) and $2,500.00 (single). Call (619) 669-0144 evenings. FOR SALE: Package deal; Class 5 convertible -Wright Place, UMP, Mendeola, Funco, Sum-mers Bros., (12) Bilsteins, (8) Centerlines, Mastercraft, Super Boot, VDO, Alleo Fuel Cell, trick 2110 dual-carb engine. Pre-run -'74 Thing, integrated cage, (8) Bilsteins, Sway-A-Way, close-ratio gearbox, VDO. Many spares for both. $15,000.00 takes every-thing. Negotiable. Call ( 503) 344-2251. FOR SALE: 12Y High Jumper, Class 1 or 10, 4 wheel disc brakes, flame out, fuel cell, Super Boot axles, Wright front, Fox shocks, much more, $4,500.00 less motor and trans. Class 10 Toyota Twin Cam 1650cc w/adpt., $3,000.00. Call after 5:00 p.m. (818) 760-3072. ~----FOR SALE: '69 Datsun 510 CRS Stock class. Ready to race. 6th place overall 1987 season. Prof. built, well maintained, log book and records. 1200 miles since built, show or test available at 1988 Rim Of The World, April 16 & 17. $4,900.00. Call (805) 965-8655 or (805) 965-1724. FOR S)\LE: Competitive race trailer, 28' floor space, 34' over-all. Tri-axle, chrome wheels, all aluminum body, shelves, work-bench, awning, electric brakes. 12 volt battery, interior lights, flush tie-downs. Like new. $6,500. Call John, Rick or Ralph (805) 987-3887. FOR SALE: Jimco Class 2-1600. New West motor, Mendeola bus trans, · turbo CVs, Super Boot, Wright front end, UMP power steering, 110,. wb, 22 gal. fuel cell. Best of everything for Class 2-1600. Call Steve at (619) 569-6280. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Class 10 or 1 ORE 118 .. wb. Saco rack, power steer-ing, wheel_s. Carr discs, Jamar, Wright combos, Fox, secondary rear, Sway-a-Way bars, 21 gal. Fuelsafe, Mastercraft w/ lumbar, Parker Pumper, turn brake, bus w/Hewland, dual coolers, excel-lent condition, many spares, must see. $14,000., less engine. Call Rod (213) 775-3431. FOR SALE: Cla"ss 5 Racecar / Pre-runner, colorful catalog cover car. Wright spindles, arms and steer-ing box. 10 Fox nitro shocks, Sway-a-Way, new Beard se_ats, built bus box, 1835cc engine w/Delorto and Fat. Tilted, steer-able, fairly fresh car. $6,800.00 OBO. Pro-Am trailer available. Call John at (916) 677-7529. FOR SALE: 1960 VW Pre-runner, with 1835cc, Beard seats, Woods arms, Art Carr discs, new IRS, full cage front to rear, 33" tall Yokohamas, Centerlines, tri-ple rear, double front Bilsteins, Neal pedals, hydraulic clutch, Wright rack and pinion, new paint. Can be seen at the Golden Nugget Valet during Mint 400. Call Nick at (702) 458-1728. . W ANTED: Good, used misc. equipment for beginning Class 11. Need two helmets, two flame suits, VW harness, window net-ting, four tires. Call Max at (213) 455-2160. FOR SALE: Class 2 Raceco, chrome moly, 125 .. WB, 2630cc Type 4, Weber, Hewland/bus trans, with stainless steel carrier, 150 miles on engine and trans. Dual Parker Pumper motors, new CVs, Summer Bros. disc front· and rear. New wide front beam, power steering, new Fox shocks. Coil over front end, rear secon-dary shocks, 24 gal. fuel cell. Complete instrumentation, quick release steering wheel, dual batter-ies, 12 Centerline wheels w/tires. Misc; spare shocks and parts and dual axle trailer. $18,500.00 complete set up. Call Roger (702) 363-1809. FOR SALE: Baja Bug - Prof. Juilt - Bumper to bumper cage. lRS, dual MI T's, Sway-a-Way, Wright rack. Strong reliable Jiese 2000cc, Mendeola trans,·· BFGs on Centerlines, Beard seats, W gal. fuel. Pre-run/ street legal. :ar and all work very clean. Ask-ng $3,750.00. Call Shawn (818) n9-4171 days, (714) 860-9520 :venings. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Used overhead race car hauler. Fits any long bed truck. Will carry dunebuggy, Baja Bug, etc., w/ramps - as is $650.00 Paint to suit $800.00. Call Chuck (213) 372-~000 days or (213) 376-9687 evenings. FOR SALE: Class 7S Toyota race truck or pre-runner - READY TO GO. Full floater 9" rear end, 4-wheel disc brakes, Fox shocks, Mastercraft seats, power steering, 6 Centerlines w/ 32!" tires, 23 gal. fuel cell, built 22R motor with 4 speed. Truck just rebuilt . PIT TEAM REGISTER . $4,000.00 OBO. Call (805) 466-1780. Gl11Hf BOYS ~ADY, MA\./! -1HE:RE's A KLVNKER A·COMIN1 FOR SALE: Challenger Raceco 2 seater. 1987 World Champion driven by Danny Ashcraft. Super fast Burris motor, fresh trans, Jamar, Beard, Parker Pumper, fuel cell. Lots of spares. Priced to sell $6,000.00 or trade for 2-1600. Call (619) 941-1497. WANTED: Would like to run Baja Promotions and other smaller races. Will pay half of all expenses to someone with com-petitive car, any class. 12 years racing experience, many wins. Also large selection of used Baja Bug parts, fenders, hoods, cages, etc. Please call Jan W right at (619) 588-9909 evenings. I RI -\f/e welcome all Support. Tea~ news articles. Typed and double WANTED:Clas-s 7S San Diego group seeks working partner for driving duties and one third ownership. Truck is 85% com-pleted. First class in everything. Major tire and shock advertisers committed forlate 1988 and '89. Plan 4-5 races per year. Start with Riverside or? Approx. $4,500.00 needed or amount in fabrication spaced copy is acceptable. Peadline is the l_0~h of the month. FOR SALE: 1987 Team Sand- with cash. Call evenings at (619) winder mid engine Challenger 44 7-8706. single seater, ONLY 2 BUILT. F_O_R_S_A_L_E_· C_l _ __ 7_S __ 2 _ _ _ Winners of the Barstow 250 and · · . ass · races 0t,! th B · 500 All h 11 complete rebmld. Race ready. 9 he ~Ja 2 Le .. ht c rome m? Y Spool Doetstreck shocks, Yoko-c ass1s -1g on race engines h M f 2 2 2 tr l 412 d 437 •th ama, astercra t, motors, - .t an~ x es'i2 a~ h W1 · trans, Wright Place spindles and pohs1 lrac d10~, fexlralcl rome ball joints. Parts galore -w ee s an . tires, ue _c~ s, extra CHANGING CLASSES. $6,500. shocks, spindles, trailing arms, cash. Enclosed trailer available for hub~, etc., etc. 2nd and 3rd over- $3 900.00. Call Nick (6 19) 443-all m the 1987 SCORE and 80i2 · HDRA points series. Potential -c--=-= e:-:::v=e::-n...,..m_,g=--s,..... --------== CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Killamey Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 Meeting - 2nd Wednesday Verdugo's Mexican Restaurant Costa Mesa, CA Radlo-FM-151.n5 CHECKERS Jeff Hibbard, President 13237 Sierra Hwy. Canyon Country, CA 91350 (805) 252-4034 CORE · Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 Northrldge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 F.A:1.R: SUPP.ORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Jeff Randall, President Teri Nicks, Secretary Dave Masslngham, Race Director (714) 879-7697 (213) 943-1916 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn -Harbor & 91 Freeway Radlo-FM-150.860 -LOS CAMPEONES 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 (worlt) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Crescents, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month - Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 _(619) 283-6535 (day) (619). 447-7955\(night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466--87'.22 1988 points champion. Only the finest of everything. 1983 Hi Jumper 2 seat pre-runner. Could be Class 2 or 10, has Leighton 2180 or 1600 motor with all standard racing parts. 1966 Ford F250, 4 wheel drive Class 4 pre-runner. Completely restored, show quality. All off road modifi-FOR SALE: Class 2-1600' Race Remembering Trudy Thompson cations plus automatic, steering, car. 112 .. Chenowth, new Cur- Dear Trudy: air conditioning, stereo, race nutt shockS, Wright front end• Habits are hard to break, and radios, etc. Late model Dico 24 ft. Sway-a-Way• Parker Pumper• one I can't seem to stop is writing enclosed trailer. Buy all for new Beard seatS, NealS, l9 gal. thank you notes. $45,000.00 or sell any parts. May fuel cell, Yokohama tireS, UMP It seems like just yesterday, not consider trade for nice 7S, 7 4x4 steering. Extra tires and wheels. ten and a half years ago that we . . k C ll Also included trailer with tire met. That's when I began work-or mmi true pre-runner. a rack. $12,500.00. Race ready. Billy Bunch at (619) 245 1190 ing at SCORE International and - . · Excellent condition. Call Steve attended by first off road race, the FOR SALE: 1978 SCORE Class (619) 367-9156 or (619) 367-•77 SCORE Baja IOOO. Being so 8 champion F-100 Ford pickup; 7361. caught up in what was taking 390 Cu. In. engine, Art Carr C-6 ;;; _ _ ________ ..,J~;,;.:~~;_;;_;;;,;;;;.,;,,;;,;;_;;,;;,~ race tranny, 9" Ford rear end, Summers Bros. axles, 35" BFG Mudders, American Racing Wheels, full safety cage. Many other extras on truck. Would make great pre-run truck. $7,000.00 or make offer. Frank Vessels Racing (714) 676-5784 or 0537 Mon.-Fri. from 9-5. FOR SALE: i332 Dyna Shop built motor. Best of everything. Gene Berg crank, wedge mated, Carrillo rods, 142 true horse-power. One race on motor. $4,000.00 OBO. Class 5 Conv., Fox, Bilstein, 30 gal. fuel cell, Parker Pumper, 930 CVs, Wright power steering, everything fresh, less motor and trans. $5,550.00 OBO. Call (714) 626-8663. FOR SALE: DEAD BUGS w/ pinks! Perfect beginning for the Baja Bug or kit car or restora-tion parts. Many to choose from and they are cheap, cheap, cheap! Call Paul at (408) 425-1921. WANTED: Competitive Class 7S. Must be first class. and race ready! Call Bob (619) 530-1999 days or (619) 695-9441 evenings. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Allied Industries . . . . . 7 & 17 Bilstein Corp. of America ...... . ..... 21 Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . 25 Candy Canes ..... .' . . . . 43 Car Custom . . . . • • . . . . . 31 Champion Bead Lock Co. . .... . . . ... 33 FBI Fuel Systems . • . • . . . 19 Fuel Safe . • . . . • • . • . . . . 29 Glen Helen OHV Park . . . . 8 General Tire -Motorsports . . Back Cover BFGoodrich Tires . . . . 26-27 Herndon Motorsports .... ·. 9 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . 15 Ja Mar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . 34 KC Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Mazda Motors of America ... • ......•.. 2 McKenzie Automotive . . • . • 6 PCI Race Radios . • • . • . • 35 Marvin Shaw Performance Products • • . . . . • • . • . 37 Team T /A -Goodrich • • . . 10 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group . . 11 Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . 41 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . 13 Valley Performance -Hewland ........... 32 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . 24 Yokohama Tire Corp. . . . . . 5 POST SCRIPT: We have had calls from many people around the country wishing to remember Mickey and Trudy Thompson with flowers or a donation to their favorite charity. The family has requested that anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in their names to send it to "Crime Victims California Justice Committee." We don't have an address, but you _£an mail it c/ o MTEG, P.O. Box 25168, Anaheim, CA 92825. April 1988 place at the start line, 1 can remember looking at the cars waiting to start and there you were next to Mickey's car with a smile on your face. A smile that was back again at the fi"nish line. A smile that was part of my five years at SCORE and would con-tinue on after I left to pursue other career goals. A smile that gave encourage-ment to anyone who knew you. It didn't matter if you were coming in from pre-running with Mick~y, putting in a 24 hour day, or hob-bling around on crutches at the SCORE Show. It didn't matter if you had twenty racers wanting to enter the race or people needing tickets at the last minute for what-ever reason to get into one of your events ... that smile was there. A smile that offered friendship to everyone who came in contact with you. You had a unique way of making anyone you dealt with feel like they had known you for years. A smile filled with warmth and caring. A smile filled with love. Your uncond itional love for Mickey and his goals was obvious - you gave of yourself so completely. It's because of your smile that I can write you this final thank you note. Thanks for your encour-agement, friendship, and love. Trudy, I'll miss you, but I'll always have your smile to hold onto. Love, Bernice Sanders Page 51

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GENE. Associate Sponsors: Dave Shoppe leads the way as General piles up wins at the Gold Coast 300. . It takes something extra to beat out the tough Class 8 field in SCORE/ HDRA competi-tion. Especially when you're also battling brutal desert terrain. And a damaged axle. For Dave Shoppe and his Ford F-150, that extra came in the form of 35" Grabber MTs. Rugged, big-lugged radials that ran the torturous 2 38-mile race without a single failure. Grabber MTs also carried Jack Johnson's Nissan Hard-body to first in Class 4. And a set of Grabber AP radials helped Spencer lows Nissan grab the gold in Class 75. Whether you're battling the high desert or coping with mid-town traffic, you need General Crabbers. The all-purpose Crabber AP.ID The all-terrain Crabber Ar!> Or the Crabber MT® -the one thatput Shoppe on top. Get on your Generals and go. To buy your Grabbers, shop your General Tire Motorsports specialist today. Or call 1-800-255~2550 for the one nearest you. The HORA-SCORE series of off-road races is held on marked courses using public roads and other ecologically approved accesses through open country, carefully monitored to prevent harm to plant or wildlife by racers.