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1988 Volume 5 Number 5 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 5 • Number 4 • May, Covering the world of competition i.n the dirt •• -,,,

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Associate Sponsors: Competitors sweat after big wins by Sclwlellinger and Valdez at the Mojave 250. If you 're driving in the Mojave desert, you have to be prepared for the worst. Like high winds. Blinding sandstorms. And enough heat to peel the paint off your hood. Yet for Mike Schwellinger and Willie Valdez, a recent trip through the Mojave turned out to be a joy ride. In · the SCORE Great Mojave 250, 1987 Class Champion Schwellinger again dusted off the Class 3 field in his Jeep CJ7. On General Grabber MT® radials. Meanwhile, Valdez, driving a Ford Ranger, used a set of Grabber APs to blast to first in Class 7S. Whether you're toughing it out in the-Mojave or taking on Manhattan, you'll come out ahead on General Grabbers. The versatile, all-purpose Grabber AP~ The Grabber AT® for tougher terrain. Or the Grabber MT® for red-hot performance even in sand and mud. Buy a set today at your General Tire Motorsports Specialist. Or call 1-800-255-2550 for the one nearest you. Get on your Generals and go. The HDRA·SCORE series of off-road races are 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. I

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Volume 5 - Number 4 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 Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT May 1988 THI OfflCIAL VOICE OF PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN c Off-ROAD \l_ A R~CING~ ~-~/.~~ ~~~ Subscription Rates: $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions; but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited 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 9 1301. CHANGE O F ADDRESS: Four weeks noti e is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Qerry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. OF THE MONTH ••• In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page Mile High Racing .................................. 13 Score Great Mojave 250 ............................ 16 A.D.R.A. 1987 Awards Banquet ..................... 32 Sand Drags at Kingman, AZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 SCCA Pro Chattahoochee Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 PAC Millican 250 ................................. 38 Red Sands Baja.150 ................................ 40 SNORE Bottom Dollar ............................. 42 WCR Rally of Po_rtugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . 44 Gran Carrera Internacional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Sand Drags at Glen Helen OHV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 DEPARTMINTS Soap Box by Larry Rae/ Steve Spirkoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pony Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Trail Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Yokohama 6-50 Club .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. 14 Side Tracks by Judy Smith .......................... 15 Anzo-BorregoReopened ............................ 15 The Losers by Judy Smith ........................... 28 SCCA Divisional Rally Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Goodies Galore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Good Stuff Directory .............................. 52 Pit Team Reports and Register .. '. .................... 57 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Tech Tips by Bill Savage ... · ......................... 59 ON TIIE COVER - A pair of deserving winners at the Score Great Mojave 250 are featured on the cover. Mike Lesle had an almost · perfect run in his Jeep Comanche through the heavy dust and the nasty rocks on the 57 mile course, and he stopped just once for fuel. With Mike Backholden co-driving Mike Lesle scored hisfirst victory of the season in Class 7 4x4, winning by a huge margin of 45 minutes. Joey Adzima, Jr. surprised the desert regulars in Class 10 with very swift lap times in the Homeco Flash 1 that he built himself. Joey took the lead on the second of four laps, and he stayed out front to the checkered flag. Adzima won by a big margin for Class 10, 8½ minutes, and he finished a fine ninth overall. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Enterprises. f\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$12.00 □ i years·-$iO.OO □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. The driver of this rig executed a nearly perfect nose dive in his haste to reach the pavement near El Toro, CA. We certainly hope he had some good buddies behind him on the trail to very carefully winch the Suzuki back up the hill to keep the body damage minimal on what !~ks like a new car. Photographer Gene Wilson, of Wilson Racing in Garden Grove, CA, did not explain just how this happened or who the hapless four wheeler might be. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your· snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. H you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, Sx7 . or 8xl0 will be considered. (Form on inside back page) Name---------------------------Address -------------'------------City State _________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301 (Canad ian - l year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription r..1tes quoted on request) I I I I I I I I I I I I ... I I I I I I I. I I I I Dusty Times May 1988 Page 3

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Soap Box ••• By Steve Spirkof f & Larry Rae SPIRIT Support T earn Confiscation of a race team's entire communication system and a $10,000 fine. That's atthe state-side races! Loss of all your team's radio equipment, and who knows what kind of fine, if not arrest, in Mexico. Worst case scenario? Yes! But it is a very definite possibility. One of many nightmares we, as racers, will experience shortly if we don't demand action on the part of our race promoters. We at SPIRIT would like a bit of your time and attention, that we may put to rest some of the rumors surrounding · BARRA, SCORE, UNIDEN and others regarding radio communi-cations in our sport. A few of the facts! In late 1985 Gable/Spirit Racing secured sponsorship from Uniden Cor-poration of America for our off road racing effort.John Gable and Steve Spirkoff, in response to a heartfelt letter to the racers from Bob Steinberger, AKA "Weath-erman", created the "Gable Relay." The Weatherman pre-sented a story of being alone, knee deep in snow atop "P" Mountain in Parker, handling an over-whelming amount of radio traffic. This, combined with our new found access to the third largest communications company in the world, sparked our imaginations and our relay was conceived. Our actions were met with immediate resistance and negative opinion on the part of the Weatherman. · No problem! Such is the nature of competition. major media personnel within our sport. This now gave 20 journal-ists an ability to monitor and report more accurately our racing events. The program expanded, now includes ESPN, and recently incorporated their idea of inter-viewing the racers on course from the ESPN helicopter. In December 1986, Steve Kas-sanyi, Score's Race Director, asked our assistance as consult-ants to review their communica-tions system and advise in the design of a system that would satisfy their current needs and those well into the future, as our sport grows. That's when our bad dream began. Your's isn't far behind. As short as possible, and short of being libelous, let us explain. We at Spirit walked into, unin-formed, major dissension and disagreement between Score, BARRA and their Medical 0-rec-tor. BARRA (Baja Amateur Radio Racer's Association, a volunteer group) had been pro-viding race communication for Score and, previously NORRA, for many years via their "ham" radio network. In 1985 the Weatherman and Tom Ruddick (S.T.A.R. Medical Director of the Score Medical Team) attempted to create their own medical radio network using FM radios inde-pendent ofBARRA. This reduced BARRA's responsibilities to only the relaying and confirmation of times, etc., of a professional event, a direct violation of FCC requirements pertaining to their amateur licenses. BARRA at-tempted negotiations with Score, Bob Hynes of RLH Enterprises, National City, CA, the original voice of Gable Relay and our local Uniden retailer, was then con-tracted by Frank DeAngelo of BFGoodrich to create the BFG relay with Uniden providing the radio equipment. Spirit moved on. In 1986 we conceived the Uniden Media Communications Program. Radios, a mag-mount antenna and cigarette lighter plugs were made available (free) to all 1 got nowhere, and resigned after the 1986 Baja 1000. In stepped the Weatherman, and he offered to do it for $10 per racer per event, to be charged to the racer. Score then came to Spirit for assistance. It was our immediate determin-ation that the stateside races could be handled with an FM system, but not without a considerable amount of equipment, complete with repeaters, etc., manned by qualified professionals. Mexican races would be impossible. And Score would still not have the rel'iability of transmissions any-where that the BARRA amateur equipment does. It was our suggestion to Score, particularly concerning health and welfare matters, that the more reliable amateur system be incor-porated with an FM system " net-worked" into it. This would pro-vide Score their information channel and allow for additional medical field traffic. Negotiations were begun between BARRA and Score. Meanwhile, both Parker and Lucerne ran without BARRA. Even with an excess of 30 FM radios provided by U niden to Score and their medical units, flaws were still found in the FM system. Luckily, they didn't involve major injury or death, and it strongly reaffirmed Spirit's position that both systems be incorporated. After one year of countless phone calls and many hot meet-ings, a plan was devised to bring together or "network" the two systems. BARRA also agreed to monitor and advise Score and the racing community as to the proper use of our equipment. They also agreed to help as a buffer between the FCC and the racers. (Have you any idea what 1000 FM radios, most-of them tweaked out with 150 watt amps, do to the host community's local communications for the three days of a race weekend?) We wel-comed BARRA's plans, innova-tions and their talk of more diverse corporate involvement, i.e., computers, packet, etc. U niden responded by provid-ing Score nine handheld radios with 40 watt vehicle-charger/ amplifiers. We also provided their medical effort with an addi-tional two handhelds and two 36 channel FM dash mount radios. BARRA was given two handheld combos for them to communicate with Score. We also gave Emer-gency Rescue Service two 36 channel FM dashmounts, as many of their members helped Score, HORA and SCCA Pro Rally events. To further assist the "networking", · we provided an additional nine to fifteen 36 channel FM radios to the check-points at both the June and November Baja races to allow the final link to the FM units in the field. It was a volunteer effort, and all free. This program with a concept, weve written the book on Off Road. •FAT Racing Parts • Centerline Wheels • Bilstein Shocks •Sway-A-Way • Perma-Cool •S&S Headers We've completed the most comprehensive catalog of race-proven parts ever. From the people who have put more Off Road drivers in the Winner's Circle than anyone else. Whether it's a simple Dzus button or an elabo-rate race-ready engine. Call, write, carrier pigeon, anything. But do it now. Or you'll be at the back of the pack. PERPORMAICE FOR YOUR FAT PERFORMANCE CATALOG, SEND $5 TO FAT PERFORMANCE, DEPT. DT, 1450 N. GLASSELL, ORANGE CA 92667. OR CALL (714) 639-2833. Page 4 • Weber Carbs •IPF Lights •JaMar Products • Wright Place • Tri-Mil Exhaust •Gem Gears • Beard Seats · •Simpson Safety •Super-Trapp • Yokohama Tires •Many more ... May 1988 that once instituted, could be operated with any brand of radio equipment. We demonstrated a combined system would work at the 1987 Baja Internacional, but could still not get Score or Tom Ruddick to commit to a written agreement. Finally, on October 26, 1987, in Ontario, CA, ten days before the Baja 1000, an agreement was reached. At that time a very definite program of protocols and responsibilities was developed and agreed upon by all, BARRA, Score and Tom Ruddick. The agreement lasted one race! At the 1988 Parker 400, with no consideration of the October 26th agreement, both Tom Rud-dick and the Weatherman created their own "network" indepen-dent of BARRA. This was done with the full knowledge of both Sal Fish and Steve Kassanyi. These actions resulted in BARRA's immediate resignation, and it was very clear none would honor or enforce the Ontario agreement, except for BARRA. We at Spirit hold both Tom Ruddick and Bob Steinberger responsible for this program's demise; for their unwavering re-fusal to cooperate for the good of the sport. We also take personal offense to the Weatherman's continued misinformation jrinted in DUSTY TIMES an ON DIRT, both January 1988 issues. From, "Uniden only providing three radios to the medics," at the 1987 Baja 1000, when it was actually 16 radios, not counting Score's nine handhelds, to his version of why he was banned from the Mt. Diablo Observatory, why he "went around the gate", and why "the BFG crew could shed no light on why the gate was locked, or when somebody would open it." You forgot to tell them, Bob, how hard the BFG people worked to get permission to be on the property. How Bob Hynes had gotten the racing community to donate games, ping pong, checkers, etc., to the observatory workers to help pass their time when snowed in atop the moun-tain. You didn't tell the racers how we agreed to stay at the gate until sunrise or we'd ruin all the observatory experiments o( the previous night with -our head-lights, as you did by going around the gate. Some of these experi-ments were ongoing and un-repeatable. You also didn't tell the racers that the BFG relay waited until the gate was opened by the authori-ties, and was still on the air before the first bike left the line in Ensenada. That's okay, we didn't tell the racers that if it wasn't for Don DeBoyd, a Mexican national working for BFG, you could have been hauled off to jail at gun point and all your equipment confis-cated by the Mexican· authorities. We are guests in Mexico, and our broadcasting and equipment is against their laws. We are only allowed to do it through the ever increasing efforts of Sal Fish of Score and the BARRA people working with the Mexican amateurs. Yours is a position of tremen-dous responsibility, Mr. Stein-berger. The award presented to you by the racing community attests to that. We suggest you confirm your information prior to having it printed! Mr. Tom Ruddick, you have us totally confused! At our Ontario meeting you "held your guns" and maintained that you could not conform to BARRA's requests and presented in defense _of your position a letter to Dr. Pettersen, Director of Public Health, County of San Bernar-dino and Diane Fisher, Agency Administrator of l.C.M .A. (Inland County Medical Author-ity) from you and your organiza-tion. This letter spoke of your meeting of October 23, 1987, the discussions held, and the deci-sions made. You challenged us to contact Dr. Pettersen and l.C.M.A. After the 1988 Parker 400 fiasco, a member of the BARRA leadership went to l.C.M.A. Strangest thing ... both l.C.M.A. and Pettersen were quite surprised by the letter they never received referring to a meet-ing between you and them, that never took place, at least accord-ing to their records. Perhaps yours are more accurate. We have a bucket of worms here, folks, that will probably get worse before it gets better. We look to our leadership for a firm position in this matter and an immediate attempt to resolve these problems. The Weather-man is right, we need BARRA, but we need more. We also need the Weatherman Relay, Bob Hynes' BFG Relay,Jim Russell of the Nissan Relay, and others, all working together with Score to Jelp the racers. Spirit/Uniden is willing to help. · We ask the support and the input of the combined Score/ . HORA racing community and their attention to this matter, to have it resolved, and our sport advanced. Thank You. DUSTY TIMES appreciates the hard work and generosity of the peo-ple manning the radio networks at the races. The radio watch and times from checkpoint to checkpoint is a definite safety f aetor in our opinion, prot1iding early information about ot1erdue racers. There is no system at1ailable at the races that can reach the long miles in Baja, or on any point to point race, as well as the amateur radio network. BARRA has been at it for many years, doing a tTemendous job no matter what the conditions. How else in any desert can you scramble an air ambulance, should it be needed in a remote spot? It is particularly difficult now with the current habit of many chase crews chattering constantly and clogging the FM channels. Spirit has presented one informed view of the current situation, and it is true that most of the FM networks at the races are a bit shy of being legal. DUSTY TIMES welcomes and will publish any other opinions on the problems of not only getting all the radio systems back on the air, but also getting them working in harmony for the_protection and safety of the crat-ies that must race across the desert in the noonday sun and the dark of night! Volunteers are invited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about · what is good and what is not so good about the state of the sport. Your words, short of being libelous, will be printed, so send along your praise or damnation on your Soap &x topic. Call or write DUSTY TIMES with your Soap Box ideas and get on the schedule. Dusty Tlma I

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CALIFOR-NIA GOLD TEAMMATES ROD 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 comm~nding .early leads in the Manufacturers' and Drivers' points stanilirtgs 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 • •&!!I• :C....!!!I a solid gold aavantage over anyone who doe n't. . 11 .--r.1..11:11

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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 AffENTION DESERT RACERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HORA desert races. Check it out on conting~ncy row -Two different classes each event. BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD.S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 July 29-31, 1988 Gran Carrera de T ecate T ecate, B.C. Mexico October 14-16, 1988 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, B.C. Mexico BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Odgen, Utah ·84402 (801) 627-2313 · 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, WI54520 (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 91 720 (714) 736-1442 June 1988 (TBA) High Desert Trails Ridgecrest, CA LOOK, 1 HATE fO BE ntE ONE 10 fELL YOU fHfS, BUf APPAREN1tY 1HE ONLY S8\RES 'iE I-JAVE Lf F( ARE FOR PARTS \vE NO LONGER· USE rr July 9-10, 1988 Prescott Rallysprint Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ November 19-20, 1988 East of Indio Vlll Indio, CA CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Bex 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 June 5, 1988 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY July 3, 1988 Devils Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT July 24, 1988 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY August 7, 1988 Devils Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT August 21, 1988 Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY September 10-11, 1988 Vermont State Grand Prix Devils Bowl Speedway West Haven, VT September 16-18, 1988 Eastern Motorsports Grand Prix . & Awards Party Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY COWRADO 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 (Promoted by 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 RAG\JEED $ RACING dt I ~~-~ ~==----~ ~ Page 6 Mlrf1988 September 24-25, 1988 Fall Teller County Hill Climb Cripple Creek, CO CORVA 1601 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 JO.October 1-2, 1988 Plaster City Blast El Centro, CA ' December 30-31, 1988, January 1, 1989 Dunaway Dash El Centro, CA GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 GREATLAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Bob Moon 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 May 6, 1988 Night Races Under Lights Milan, Ml May 20, 1988 Milan, Ml June 3, 1988 .Milan, MI June 25-26, 1988 · Sunner Nationals Oakley, Ml July 2·3, 1988 Dixie/STORE Midland, MI (Tentative) July 15, 1988 Milan, MI July 29, 1988 Milan, MI August 6-7, 1988 Sand-0-Rama Mears, MI August 12, 1988 Milan, MI August 26, 1988 Milan, MI September 16, 1988 Milan, Ml 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 May 15, 1988 Lake Francis 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 June 12, 1988 August 7, 1988 September 4, 1988 November 20, 1988_ United Sand Drag Association Sand Drags 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 . 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Additional HAPPENINGS 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,T X 79936 (915) 594-8266 May 28-29, 1988 O .O .R.R.A. 300 Oklahoma City, OK Jµne 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 Page 8 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL May 28-29, 1988 September 10, 1988\ OFF ROAD RALLY O.O.R.R.A. 300 Willow Springs Raceway CHAMPIONSHIP John Nagel Rosamond, CA GRAND PRIX P.O. Box 4254 August 13, 1988 Mickey Thompson Tumwater, WA 98501 O.O.R.R.A. 300 I September 24, 1988 Entertainment Group (206) 754-9717 Kings Speedway P,O. Box 25168 Hanford, CA Anaheim, CA 92825 June 23-26, 1988 (714) 938-4100 Tacoma, WA November 26-27, 1988 ORSA IMI Speedway Off Road Championship ONTARIO ASSOCIATION Randy Miller Pearsonville, CA Gran Prix May 7, 1988 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA July 16, 1988 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA October 1, · 1988 I Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV Stadium Motocross June 18, 1988 L.A. Coliseum Los Angeles, CA (Some dates are tentative.~ OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OFTEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (91 5) 594-8266 August 6-7, 1988 200 miles Cars-A TVs-Bikes El Paso, TX November 5-6, 1988 250 miles Cars-A TVs-Bikes El Paso, TX 407 G Street, Suite F OF OFF ROAD RACERS Davis, CA 95616 Barry Wannamaker (916) 756-9938 P.O. Box 688 (916) 756-6399 PAC OFF ROAD RACING Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO , Canada Short Course & Sand·Drags, , P.O . Box 323 all events at ·s acramento Seahurst, Washington 98062 ~aceway, Sacramento, CA (206) 242-1773 ONTARIO OFF ROAD Ken Jackson - D4:k Gillap May 28-29, 1988 R.R. #2 Yerington 250 Tiverton, Ontario, Yerington, NV Canada NOO 2T0 , (519) 368-7874 OUTLAW MINI STOCK July 15.16, 1988 RACING ASSOCIATION 400 Kilometer Race (All events at Bingeman Park, P.O. Box 204 Ashcroft, B.C. Canada Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213)_375-4570 October 1+15, 1988 May 7-8, 19~8 (213) 534-2747 Millican Valley 400 June 18, 1988 Millican Valley, OR July 17, 1988 May 7, 1988 August 21, 1988 IMI Speedway November 5, 1988 September 3-4, 1988 Pearsonville, CA Awards Banquet September 18, 1988 (location TBA) October 8-9, 1988 May 28, 1988 October 16, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA POST 0 .0.R.R.A. June 25, 1988 Pennsylvania Off Road Oklahoma Off Road Willow Springs Raceway Short Track Racing Association Rosamond, CA Shark Saxon Larry Terry RD #3, Box 9 9220 N.E. 23rd July 23, 1988 Towanda, PA 18848 Oklahoma City, OK 73141 ·\• IMl Speedway (717) 265-3076 (405) 769i 491 Pearsonville, CA (All races locafed at reedom, OK) All events in Monroeton, PA at the Vic Brurnham August 1'3, 1988 intersection of Routes 414 & 220. Freedom Chapter President Willow Springs Raceway ( 405) 621-3428 Rosamond, CA . i;r 2 GIANT SUPERSTORES TO SERVE YOU . OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HORA MEMBERS RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS May 1988 ~ PEIMl·ODDL ~ VENOWTH ~ ~ ~ SWAY·A•WAY BUtil'ACKTM II I Pr-/

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The Fords th theoddsat beat egas. The Ford Ranger STX of Manny Esquerra on its way to the Class 7 victory. The Ford F-150 of Dave Shoppe on its way to the Class 8 victory. It takes a tough truck to win an off-road race. The proof was the 2nd Annual Gold Coast 300 race out$_ide of Las Vegas. Of all the vehicles that started, less than half of them even finished. And although they were outnumbered by the competition, race-prepared Ford vehicles won four of the classes they entered. · Beating the odds. Beating the desert. And beating Chevy, Dodge, GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda and Jeep. 1987 off-road Champion Manny Esquerra won Class 7 in his Ford Ranger STX. 1987 off-road Champion Dave Shoppe won Class 8 in his Ford F-150. G. W Moser's /=ord won Class 6. And in Class 3, Christian Pike's Ford Bronco was the only truck to finish Which in itself says a great deal about Ford's reliability and toughness. And if the events at Las Vegas are any indication of things to come, odds are Ford trucks will still be the toughest trucks to beat. _______ Racing into the future •• ,

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Additional HAPPENINGS SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WDCLUB P.O. Box 526 Indio, CA 92202 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O . Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 ( 303) 779-6622 June 4-6, 1988 Susquehannock Trails Rally Wellsboro, PA August 26-28, 1988 Ojibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN October 21-23, 1988 Marquette 500 Marquette, Ml October 28-29, 1988 Press On Regardless Rally Houghton, Ml November 12-13, 1988 Wild West Rally Tacoma, WA November (TBA) Barbary Coast Rally San Francisco, CA SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 June 3-5, 1988 Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico August 12-14, 1988 Off Road World Championship Riverside, CA November 10-13, 1988 Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, Mexico Tundering through I r~e flats or launch-ing off the bumps, it's a race you can win with the right suspension components. Dura Blue products are your performance edge. Proven reliability, proven performance. December 3, 1988 OffRoadsman Awards Banquet (location TBA) SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 May 21-22, 1988 Montreal Olympic Stadium Montreal, PQ, Canada June 11-12, 1988 Moores, New York July 9-10, 1988 Moores, New York August 6-7, 1988 Moores, New York September 3-4, 1988 Moores, New York October 1-2, 1988 Moores, New York SCORE SHOW Edgell Expositions P.O. Box 19531 Irvine, CA 92713 (714) 250-8060 July Z.2-24, 1988 Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, CA SIL VERBOWL OF MOTOCROSS Roger Wells 225 W. Foster Ave. Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 564-2677 (All events hut the finale held at Las Vegas International Raceway.) SIL VER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV.89125 (702) 459-031 7 STUB AxLES • TORSION BARS• AXLE BOOTS INTERMEDIATE DRIVE AXLES• TRANS FLANGES· CV JOINTS• CV JOINT CAGES e inc. 1450 N. Hundley, Dept. OD, Anaheim CA (714) 632-6803 Page 10 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O . Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 June 11, 1988 Twilight Race Las Vegas, NV July 30-31, 1988 Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV September 23-25, 1988 SNORE250 Las Vegas, NV October 29, 1988 Yoko Loco Las Vegas, NV December 2-4, 1988 Showboat 250 Las Vegas, NV S.O.R.R.P. Speedway Off'Road Racing Productions Bernie Weber P.O. Box 402 Temple, Texas 76503 (817) 773-3548 SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES FORMULA DESERT DOG SERIES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Tom Schwartz burg 2620 West Washington West Bend, WI 53095 ( 414) 334-3858 April 30-May 1, 1988 General Tire 4x4 and Off Road Jamboree Spring Nationals State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL May 14-15, 1988 Sugar Camp Off Road Challenge Sugar Camp, WI May 28-29, 1988 Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI June 25-26, 1988 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI July 2-3, 1988 Dixie Autocross Midland, Ml July 23-24, 1988 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI September 2-4, 1988 World's Championship Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI September 11, 1988 Chicago Classic Santa Fe Speedway Chicago, IL SUPERCROSS, INC. Gatewa Plaza 180 Newport Center Dr., Suite 270 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (714) 760-1606 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Prevost 1006 Cardinal Lane Green Bay, WI 54303 (414) 434-9044 May 14-15, 1988 Off Road Challenge Sugar Camp, WI Mlr/1988 May 29, 1988 Memorial '88 Dresser, WI June 11-12, 1988 Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race Antigo, WI June 25-26 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI July 9-10, 1988 Off Road Race De Pere, WI July 23-24 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, Ml August 6-7, 1988 Hodag 50 Rhinelander, WI August 20-21, 1988 Off Road Race Chilton, WI September 3-4, 1988 Brush Run 10 l Crandon, WI September 24-25, 1988 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI TEXAS BAJA CROSS Ben Brown 1410 East 6th St. Irving, TX 75060 May 7, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX June 4, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX July 9, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX August 6, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX September 3, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX TUCSON AUTO CROSS P.O. Box 55221 Tucson, AZ 85703 (602) 887-8752 May 1, 1988 May 22, 1988 May 30, 1988 September 25, 1988 October 2, 1988 October 9, 1988 October 30, 1988 November 6, 1988 VORRA. Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 May 8, 1988 Mother's Day Spring Special Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA May 28-29, 1988 Yokohama/VORRA 400 Yerington, NV June 25-26, 1988 Virginia City Classic 200 Virginia City, NV July 16, 1g88 Saturday Night Special Sacramento Raceway Sacramento, CA ' August 13, 1988 VORRA Central Cal Off Road Shoot Out Kings Speedway Hanford, CA September 3-4, 1988 Yerington/VORRA 250 Yerington, NV October 2, 1988 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA October 15-16, 1988 Millican Valley 300 Bend, OR October 30, 1988 1988 Championship Race Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA WHEEL TO ,, WHEEL, INC. P.O . Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL IC0 (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 July 30-31, 1988 Brighton Wheel to Wheel Week end Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada August 12-14, 1988 10th Annual Brancrofr Challenge Bancroft, Ontario, Canada WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP May 2-8, 1988 Tour de Corse Ajaccio, Corsica May 28-June 2, 1988 Acropolis Rally Lagonissi, Greece June 23-26, 1988 Olympus Rally Tacoma, WA, USA July 9-12, 1988 New Zealand Rally Auckland, New Zealand August 4-7, 1988 Argentine Rally Buenos Aires, Argentina August 24-28, 1988 1000 Lakes Rally Jyvaskyla, Finland September 19-24, 1988 Ivory Coast Rally Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast October 10-16, 1988 San Remo Rally San Remo, Italy November 22-25, 1988 RAC Rally ' England ATTENTION RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free!. Send your 1988 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column. Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 9uor. Dusty Times

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Pony Express ••• On the back cover of the April issue of DUSTY TIMES there is a picture of the Dave Shoppe C lass 8 race truck." I have also seen the truck in a Ford advertisement in my latest issue of 4x4 magazine. What I am wondering is how I could get a picture of this race truck. I know sometimes the rac-ers have promotional pictures. If you could give me Dave Shoppe's address, or how else I could pos-sibly get pictures of the C lass 7 and 8 trucks, I would appreciate it very much. I have been a subscriber of DUSTY TIMES since the first issue, and I really enjoy reading it each month. On the east coast there is not that much off road racing, and DUSTY TIMES helps take me to the races on the west coast. Thanks much! · Walt Coleman, Jr. East Point, GA Contact Dave Shoppe Racing, 24790 San Jacinto St., San Jacinto, CA 92383, for pictures of his Ford truck. Most of the major teams do have promotional pictures of their trucks in action, but you would need to contact them individually, depend-ing on the particular truck you desire, and to our knowledge there is no cen-tral clearing house other than the public relations for HDRA, Don · Chase & Associates, 3199 So. East-ern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89109, and SCORE, Deke Houlgate Enter-prises, P.O. Box 7000-37 I, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. First of all, we love your maga-zine. The Lucerne Valley event was only my third race in the SCORE/HORA Desert Series in a Class 7S Ford Ranger. I would like to thank James Alexander of Goodyear Tires. The Great Mojave 250 was my first finish, and with the new directional Wrangler MTs, we had no prob-lems. Thanks very much, Jim. Bruce Rasmussen Palm<;iale, CA The Coronado Racing T earn and Andy L. DeVercelly would like to say THANK YOU to the Checkers Pit Crew that were pit-ting at the Mojave 250 race near Checkpoint 6 for their help. After losing their brakes near Check-point 2, the DeVercellys limped or skidded into your pit, where your crew looked over the prob-lem and quickly helped fix the brakes and sent them on their way. With your help we finished the race and got sixth in Class 5-1600. It's great having a super bunch of people at your Checkers Pit to get us going. I hope we can return the favor sometime in.the future. Aloha! Paul "Da' Kahuna" Malabanan Coronado, CA The following is a copy of a letter sent to Mr. Steve Kassanyi, Race Director for Score lnternatioal directly after the 1988 Great Mojave 250 race, and some of the points are well taken. Saturday, April 2, 1988, I raced the Great Mojave 250 in my Class 11 car. I started# 1102 and WON my class! This was my first ever off road race win after competing for many, many years. Anyone who has ever placed first in any kind of competition could not be happier than I was. Waiting so long to put it all together made it all the sweeter for my sponsors ar.-d crew as well. However, our excitement was abruptly taken away because of a protest filed by the second place finisher. I was shocked to say the least. I felt like someone had torn my heart out and ground it into the desert floor. I was disqualified because my fenders were trimmed after a collision during the 1987 Riverside World Championship Off Road Race. Those same fenders have gone through many pre-tech inspections and many races sinc;:e then, ini;luding, but not limited to, the 1987 Baja 1000, and 1988 Parker 400, and the 1988 G old Coast 300. It is interesting that not one person during a single race ever said any-thing about my fenders being ille-gal until now, when I finally placed first. Ifl am to be disqualified for not conforming to the rules, why, then, was the second place fin-isher given first place when it was obvious to anyone who took the time to look at his car that it was just as "illegal" as mine? Believing in my rights and the innate fair-ness of Score, I filed a protest. Bill Savage, the Technical D irector, ruled that the other car was OK saying, when challenged, that "it all depends who interprets the rule book." I was not even given a chance to state my case to the Competition Review Board. As a matter of fact, I was not given any chance at all. Just when I thought what a great sport off road racing can be, I quickly learned that it all depends on what side of the fence you are on. To quote Score's great Presi-dent, Mr. Sal Fish, "Off road rac-ing is not a sport-it's hardball." Well Steve, with all my respect and admiration for the way you organize these races, I have to tell you that as much as it hurts me, I am finished racing with Score. I cannot give any more time or money to an organization that takes sides, for whatever reason that might be. Jack Zan bergen La Palma, CA DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters 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 gripes as well as your praises. Letters for pub-lication should be at the DUSTY TIMES office by the 15th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. .... ;,f ~-;.:.. :?.t>·--~~ -~--~;~ ... J>·~·~es;; :.:/:-:.:.,·;;,,,;;:v ··~,~~ .. -;--~ ;.;,,.':' -:-.~-, _f:, .,f-:r---·;::. ;-,-: -~: . ,-: . -·"-) -·--:.:./i.·~~:-~rwJIVV h'~i1~: 5io~:,~Eftit~·actiotrrcal I lJS ,-.. ?~/-~·:--Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racing photography since 1970 Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography Page 12 New Address: 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 May 1988 ·1,ail Notes •.• THE NISSAN MINT 400 drawing for starting numbers happened early in April, right after the Great Mojave 250. Still, a hefty 248 vehicles were in the hopper (a real Keno style hopper in Las Vegas) and it looks as if the Mint400 will certainly have a big entry when the green flag drops on April 30. The major course change from last year is that the start/ finish area moves south from Sloan to Jean, Nevada. Other than the roads in and out of the new start/ finish area, the rest of the' route will be essentially the same as last year, including a big spectator area at the Las Vegas Motocross Stadium near Henderson. THE SCORE OFF ROAD EQUIPMENT SHOW is coming up this summer, on July 22-24. The 1988 show is under new management, Edgell Expositions, and will follow a new format to create greater consumer enthusi-asm. By popular demand the radio control races will return to the Score Show this year, and that action is being sponsored by MRC and local dealers. On display will be show, race and monster trucks, along with the commercial displays. A new exhibitor format is planned as well. Due to the recent swap meet/blow out product situations on the show floor, this year the show will not allow retail sales on the floor, with the exception of souvenir/ novelty items such as T-shirts, hats and promotional products. The new format allows off road manufacturers and distributors an opportunity to exhibit without competing with retail' sales at the show. The management's goal is to create a "trade show" atmosphere for the consumer, and allow selling to take place at the retail store level. JON NELSON got a keen bit of recognition after the Score Great Mojave 250. As many know, Nelson builds super trick Class 8 trucks at his shop in Hemet, CA. At the desert race in Lucerne Valley, the first three trucks in Class 8 were all built by Nelson. In fact, he rode with Frank Vessels in the winning Chevrolet, Steve McEachern was second in a near twin to Vessels' truck, and Robby Gordon was third in Jim Venable's Ford. On the ESPN show Motor Week lllustrated, Jon Nelson was named the Hidden Hero of the Week by Fram/Bendix/ Autolite, who also sponsor a TV show called Hidden Heros that honors the mechanics behind winning race cars. Congratulations to Jon Nelson. THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFFS office has increased the task force working on the Mickey and Trudy Thompson murders from seven to ten men. While they are tight lipped about any progress, they do feel they. have some viable leads. One deputy sheriff, close to off road racing, says they will not let go of the investigation until justice is done. Presently the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed the Thompson murders is over $160,000. The fund started with $30,000 from SEMA, and it grew rapidly and is still growing. THE MARLBORO SAFARI RALLY, run over the Easter Holiday in Kenya, covered the traditional route of yore. There was nothing traditional about the overall winners, however, as it was Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero in the Lancia Delta Integrale. Lancia seldom participates in African events, but after the stunning debut of the lntegrale in Portugal, see page 44, they came to Kenya ready for the high mountains and hot coastal plains. Kenyans Mike Kirkland and Robin Nixon were second, followed by Per Eklund and Dave Whittock, both in Nissan 200 SX cars. While Toyotas have won this event in recent years, this year they were fourth, fifth, and seventh. Full report coming next month. LA TE FLASH FROM MTEG - A good crowd came out to watch the Mickey Thompson Entertainment stadium race at the Seattle Kingdome on April 9. There were a variety of winners in the heat races this round to make it all more exciting. Glenn Harris won the main event for trucks, making it three for three for Mazda this year in the series. Frank Arciero, Jr. won the Super 1600 main event in his Chenowth, and Chris Neil took the Ultra Stock main in a VW bodied racer. We'll have the full story next month. THE BUDWEISER OFF ROAD POKER RUN, near Barstow, is shap-ing up to be another blockbuster this year. It happens on May 14 and 15, with a variety of events staged on the flat area behind the Slash X Cafe, 12 miles south of Barstow on Hwy 27 (Barstow Road). There is a 30 mile Poker Run rally each day. There are prizes for the best poker hands and lo-ball hand. Entry fee is a mere $10. At 10:00 a.m. both days there is a mini enduro open to all ages, but only to motorcycles and A TVs. This course is two miles long, and the best matched times for two laps wins; no clocks or watches allowed. This entry fee is only $5. There is a big raffle with lots of prizes both days. While Budweiser is the major sponsor, Desert Suzuki of Barstow is a co-sponsor. The entire proceeds from the weekend go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All labor and prizes are donated, so that "Jerry's Kids" reap the full benefit from the event. Last year over 600 entries partici-pated and raised over $8000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the organizers hope for more folks this May. Get all the details by calling Tom or Bev Moessner at (619) 252-2169 or call the Slash X Cafe at (619) 252-1197. California residents must have a Green Sticker and approved spark arrester for non-registered vehicles .. .it's the law! THE NISSAN MINI MINTCHALLENGE off road rally is going to be a real dandy. The event runs on Friday, April 29, when the racers are occupied with tech and contingency row in downtown Las Vegas. The rally is scheduled for 60 miles to and from the Mint 400 start/ finish line south of the Jean, NV airport, and it is a seat-of-the-pants, time-speed-distance rally. This is the second running of the rally. This year there are two classes, Novice and Amateur, with first place in each class earning $1000 cash. Cash awards go through 15th place in each class, and the total purse is over $7000. The vehicles must be hard top mini pickups or sport utility vehicles. The entry fee is $100, plus $125 for insurance. Get all the details from HORA, 12997 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las ~egas, Nevada 89124. THE GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION has a new track this season. One of their former sites is being turned into a real estate development. Their first race this season, on April 17, took place at Senoia Raceway, in Senoia, Georgia, about 15 miles south of Fayetteville. Other events are planned for Senoia, and a track in middle Georgia is still being pursued, where longer races would be possible. The Sandy Creek track near Montgomery, Alabama, is no longer available also, but another site is in the works there too. Get the most up to date information on the GORRA schedule by writing to them at P.O. Box 11093, Station A, Atlanta, GA 30310. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 50) Dusty Times

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~DGRAND,A,.RIX By Tim Behrens Mile High Short Course Racin9 for 1988 Short course racing gets under way this year in Denver, CO~ on May 15. Formerly the Great Western Points Series, there is a new name, a new course, and a big sponsor for the BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix. For the past two years the series events in Denver have taken place at Race-land, but now the series needs have grown, and they needed a new facility for the events. The place was found, the Adams County Fairgrounds in Denver. The sponsors this year are BFGoodrich and Tire Centers Inc. The Fairgrounds cannot help but be attractive to the racer and spectators. The entrance past the gate is a tree lined road, the place is bordered by a large family park and lake, and the facility also has two beautifully kept eighteen hole golf courses. The racers will find plenty of asphalt pit area to accommodate the biggest rigs. The spectators will enjoy covered grandstands to ward off both hot sun or occasional rain. And,. there is a fantastic view of the Rocky Mountains. 1987 was a good year for driv-ers from Colorado and the sur-rounding states. Placing first in Class 1-2-1600 in the Great Western Points Series was Paul Shaver of Colorado Springs. Eddie Mailo took first in Class 5, and Jim Olson led the pack in Class 4. There was a heated battle for the points title in Class 10 between Mitch Mustard of Arvada and Danny Rice of Lake-wood. When the dust cleared the Class 10 winner was Mitch Mustard. Along with a' new facility in Denver, the 1988 BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix will have other new features for the spec-tators and racers. A major change in format is the addition of Super Cross. This year the excitement and enthusiasm of motorcycle Super Cross racing will be part of the events, along with all the usual car classes. Eligible for Super Cross competition are 80cc Novice/ B/Expert, 125cc Nov-ice/ B/ Pro, 250cc Novice/ B/ Pro and Open Novice/ B/ Pro. The dates for the four events at Adams County Fairgrounds are May 15, June 12, July 16 and August 21. Twice during the sea-son the series will take to the road, to St. Francis, Kansas, the event dates there being May 1 and August 13. The July 16 race will also feature the largest VW event in the Rockies, the High Altitude Bug Fest. There will be an all VW outdoor car show, a swap meet, dealer/ manufacturer displays, and a crowd stopping bik\ni contest. 2, 5 · and 10. The heavy metal trucks in Classes 3, 4, 8 and 14 will find a huge, $5,000 guaran-teed purse as part of the Penda Heavy Metal Challenge Series. Super Cross will offer a 100 per-cent payback on race day to the Pro riders who finish in the top third in class, and Trophies go to the top ten in each class of Novice and B riders. Both newly elected Club Presi-dent Ron Kiel and Secretary Shelly Gunther were introduced to off road racing at the team level several years ago. Now, they are looking forward to being involved from an administrative stand-point. If you have any questions concerning the BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix series in the Denver area, contact Hannum Sports at (303) 987-1213. For information on the St. Francis, Kansas races contact Sam Miller at (913) 332-2320. Mitch Mustard won a tight points battle for the Class 10 championship in 1987, driving his Chenowth Magnum shown here at the MTEG Gran Prix stadium race in San Diego last February. Photo: Trackside Photo Enterprises. Entry fees range from $20 for the bikes to $ 100 for the major car classes, with a 90 percent pay-back on race day and lO percent to the points fund. Team T / A contingency will be offered total-ing $9,000 as well. The July 16 event will have a guaranteed purse of $2,000 for Classes 1-2-1600, KC HiliTES, INC. • WILLIAMS, ARIZONA 86046 • 602/635-2607 Dusty Times May 1988 . · Page 13

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~~YOK~AMA 6-50 Club Rcpo,:t ~ 1 BJ Jean Calvin The Yokohama 6-50 Club had a super start at the Score Parker 400, with 30 starters in the over 50 age group, and 20 finished, a great performance. It was far bet-ter than the entire race finish ratio. Our guys also came in with a class winner plus several more in the money. There was no entry list print out at Parker with ages on it, so these results show those we know to be 6-50 Club eligible folks. Eight of the 3 7 starters in Class 2 earned 6-50 points and four of them did very well. Jim Temple, who won the race overall on time with his son Mark co-driving, was dropped to third in class with a time penalty. But after Parker, he still led the pack overall on 6;50 • points with 60 big ones. Frequent medalist Corky McMillin was sixth in Class 2, just barely ahead ofJ immie Crowder, from Florida, who was less than a minute behind in seventh place. Wayne Morgan finished 15th. Among those in Class 2 who only covered the California leg were Danny Letner, Beny Canela, Don McBride and Wally Schwaia. Five started in Class 1, but only ~o saw the checkered flag. Ray Bates placed sixth in the 25 car class, and Jacques DeRoquarn-court was 12th. Bob Renz got through California ok, then van-ished. Not finishing the first leg were Doc Ingram and Frank Snook. Four 6-50 dubbers started in the 76 car herd in Class 1-2-1600, -and they all finished. Doing the best, at 16th in class, was Jim Fishback, Sr. with co-driver Sam Castro. Not far behind, Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy were 19th. Dave Fessenden and his son David came in 27th in class after an on course mishap, and Jim Van Cleave and Phil Guckes finished 36th out of the 48 that did finish in the class. · There are a few new members in the 4x4 ranks this year. In Class 3 Don Adams had some troubles with his new Jeep Wrangler, but still finished third in class with Larry Olsen co-driving. Our big winner at Parker was Rodney Hall, with fellow 6-50 member Jim Fricker in the right seat. Hall got the trouble plagued Dodge home the Class 4 winner, and he is second on points with 59. Another recent medalist Stan Parnell drove with Lyn Mocaby to ninth in Class 5, a good finish. 1987 gold medalist Andy DeVer-celly nailed down fourth place in Class 5-1600 and new member Roy Taylor finished tenth, while, Thomas Rogers only got through the first leg. Gregg Symonds, who started the 6-50 Club concept in desert racing, finished fourth in Class 7 4x4. ~en Conrad got around all three laps to take ninth in Class 8, but Dick Walker did not finish a leg. Three started out in Challenge Class and two were finishers. Richard Ford came in 14th in the 50 car class, and Dave Girdner and Roy Perfect finished 18th. Herman DeNunzio retired after a 4:39 CA leg. Neither of the two Class 10 drivers had a good day. Everett Wilson got around the California loop, but that was it. Ja:ck Irvine didn't get that far. After Parker Jim T e(Jlple and Rod Hall were a point apart for the lead. Andy DeVercelly was third at 50 points, followed by Corky M cMillin, 44, Gregg Svmonds 41 and Rav Bates and Jimmie Crowder, both with 40. Rounding out the top drivers, Roy Taylor had 30 points, Don Adams, 24, Richard Ford, 21, and Ken Conrad and Jim Fish-back, Sr., tied with 19 points each. Four weeks later a hefty 24 Yokohama 6-50 drivers started the HORA Gold Coast 300, and ten of them finished the really tough three laps. Frank Snook and Eric Arras drove their Raceco to a fine fifth in Class 1, and Jacques DeRoquarncourt fin-ished seventh in his Raceco. Down and out after one lap was the Raceco of Bob Renz and Dick Clark. Corky McMillin took over the 6-50 points lead with a sparkling second place finish, third overall, in his Class 2 Chenowth. Doing well until the last lap, Len New-man and Michael Gaughan got their Chenowth in sixth in Class 2. Getting in one good lap before disaster struck were Jimmie Crowder and Gary Thistlewood, from the deep south, and Jim and Mark Temple did not do a lap in their Class 2 Raceco. There were three 6-50 starters in Class 1-2-1600, and two of them finished, less than a minute apart. In ninth was the Raceco of Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy, followed in 51 seconds by Jim Fishback, Sr. and Sam Castro, their Raceco a tight tenth. Jim Van Cleave and Phil Guckes got in just one lap in the La Victoria Raceco. Our pair of Class 3 drivers took second and third in class, but both only managed two of the three laps in their Jeeps. Jerry Bundy and Ron Zemanek were second, only5½. ·minutes quicker than Don Adams/Larry Olsen. Rod Hall had drive train failure in sight of the finish line, but got going to eventuallv finish third in Class 4. JG Transwerks VW SPECIALIST "Go with a proven winner" DESERT, SHORT COURSE, SAND & $TREET CALL FOR THE LONG LIST OF WINNERS WHO HAVE BEEN RACING ON MY TRANSMISSIONS FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS!! * COMPETITIVE RATES* * CONTINGENCY DONOR * JOE GIFFIN 7037 S. Comstock Ave., #85 Whittier, CA 90602 Page 14 (213) 692-3642 (213) 692-0171 May 1988 With one third of the Yokohama 6-50 Club points races in the record book, Roy Taylor leads the pack by 23 points, with two victories in his 5-1600. Not so lucky was s·tan Parnell, whose Class 5 Bug only com-pleted-one lap. The 6-50 winner at the Gold Coast was Roy Taylor. With son Mike co-driving, the Taylors claimed the victory in this close running class. And 1987 gold medalist Andy DeVercelly and his son Andy finished third in class, with troubles slowing them on the last lap. R.J. Brown and Brian Vierra got in two laps in their 7S Ford Courier before time ran out. Gregg Symonds lost most of his Toyota's front end on the middle lap and did not try for a third round in Class 7 4x4. Ken Conrad got his Ford home for a tenth place finish in Class 8. Two 6-50 cars started in Chal-lenger Class, but neither David Girdner nor Herman DeNunzio covered the first lap. It was a sim-ilar story in Class 10 as both Jack Irvine and Bill Church were out on the first round. In Class 14 Emil Downey got in two laps, the second one a disaster, and ran out of time for a third lap. The Gold Coast was the second event in the nine race series. After these first two races, Corky McMillin led on points with 101 , but Rod Hall trailed by a single point. Andy DeVercelly was third, with 93 points, followed closely by classmate Roy Taylor, 90, and Jim Temple was fifth with 65 points. Rounding out the top ten, Jim Fishback, Sr. had 49 points, followed by Gregg Symonds, 46, Larry Smith and Jimmie Crowder, tied at 45, and Ray Bates, 40. Just another four weeks down the calendar, at the Score Great Mojave 250, a brave 23 Yoko-hama 6-50 Club members started the dusty trek, and almost half, eleven saw the checkered flag. But, even better, two were class winners! Plus Willis Hamilton won overall as well as in Class 2, with Marty Letner doing the anchor man job in the Raceco. Congrats go to this fast duo. Mar-ty's dad Danny Letner led the first lap at Lucerne, but he and Henry Bergdahl dropped to third in Class 2 and overall at the flag. Pulling into fifth in Class 2 was Corky McMillin, with Brian Ewalt co-driving the Chenowth. Don McBride and his son Matt got in three laps in their Porsche powered Raceco before dropping out of Class 2 action." Then, neither Len Newman nor Wayne Morgan got their Chenowths around for one lap. In Class 1, Bob Renz and Dick Clark were running second on the first lap, but didn't come around again. In Class 1-2-1600, Jerry Hig-man and Dave Buff finished all four laps in their Chenowth for 17th place. But neither Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy, Jr., Raceco, or Jim Fishback, Sr., Flexiflyer Raceco, completed a lap. The Jeepers in the 6-50 ranks did well in Class 3. Jerry Bundy got a keen second place finish in the Scrambler. Don Adams and Larry Olsen finished fourth after fighting tranny fluid leakage. Rod Hall andJimFricker came in third in Class 4 after replacing a transfer case. The Stan Parnell/Lyn· Mocaby Class 5 was down and out after one long lap. . Roy and Mike Taylor repeated their Gold Coast vfctory at Lucerne, taking top spot in Class 5-1600, and Roy moves into the 6-50 points lead. Andy DeVer-celly and son finished sixth in their Bug, having real troubles on the second lap. Gregg Symonds had a great first lap in his 7 4x4, but that was his only lap. Ken Conrad did a seven hour first lap in his Class 8 Ford, then pru-dently parked. Neither of the two Challenger entries got the checkered flag. · Dave Girdner had three laps to his credit when he vanished, but Herman DeNunzio did not com-plete a lap. In Class 10, Bill Church turned a quick first lap, but was not seen again. Emil Downey had a real tight dice in Class 14, and he led the first two laps. But his Jeep finished second, just 49 seconds behind the winner. With three of the nine eligible races history for the 1988 Yoko-hama 6-50 Club points series, Roy Taylor leads the pack with 165 points. Corky McMillin is second at 142, and Andy DeVer-celly has 133 points. Rod Hall is the first trucker at 11 7 points, while Jim Temple is next with 84, followed by Willis Hamilton, 69, Danny Letner, 55, Jim Fishback Sr., 54, Gregg Symonds, 51, and Larry Smith, 50. There is nothing to join or dues to pay to be in the Yokohama 6-50 Club. Just list your age, 50 or older, as the driver of record on the entry form, and you become an instant 6-50 Club member. Standings are published in DUSTY TIMES and Score News. If you think you are eligible, but missing out, contact the points. k_eeper, Jean Calvin, at 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. If_ you are new to 6-50 action, or we missed you last year, we have pins and jacket patches for you, if you let us know your address. Only a driver's best six out of the nine races each year count for total points at the end of the year. The races eligible are the eight in the Score/HORA desert series, plus the SNORE 250. Your three worst scores will be your discards at the end of the season, when gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top three drivers in 6-50 standings. Dusty Times

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Side Tracks •.• By Judy Smith Although I wasn't going to be driving in the Lucerne race, I couldn't forgo a chance to go around the course, which I'd never seen; especially since John was going to be using my orange VW sedan for the trip. We started out fairly early in the morning, from the start/ fin-ish area, a section of the course I recognized because I'd seen a friend's video from last year's race. He caught some exciting roll-overs there last year, but using the area as a start/ finish would pre-clude the forgetful attitude that got drivers into trouble in '87. The Lucerne course didn't impress me much for the first 15 miles or so. It was mostly choppy and slow in my sedan. And what wasn't choppy and slow, was uphill and sandy and slow. But when we stopped· up at the top, just before Check 2, I was delight-ed by the view. And, an especially nice surprise, I found an ancient sea shell. Or, more precisely, the remains of an ancient sea shell; its mother-of-pearl lining glistening against the rocks on the ground after we'd run over it. Standing on the hill looking towards the ountains, it's hard to imagine it all under water. But it must hav~ .been, at some time. Another treat on this beautiful spring day was our first sighting of a tortoise in some years. It was a big fellow, about IO inches across, and very chipper looking as he strolled across the trail. And there were some fairly intimidating bee-like creatures out that day also. And every time we slowed for the r:_ough stuff (which was often), they gathered -around the orange car. Were they looking for nectar? I know they were thirsty, because, when we made our one "rest" stop, the lit-tle damp spots that were left near the pre-runner's tires attracted hundreds of the buzzing critters. We moved on to another, drier, climate. Always, when I pre-run, I find myself thoroughly enjoying being out of doors, in the desert, or the mountains, or somewhere in Baja. I get excited about the wild life, the view, the wild flowers, or the lack of telephone poles. I worry about the possibility of losing the right to pre-run our races, because, for me, and for many others in off road racing, the pre-run is a major component of the sport. Even ~hat quick three hour Anza-llorrego State Park Scheduled to be Reopened to Off Road Users As a direct result of mounting opposition from the off road rid-ing community to the confirma-tion of appointee Henry R. Agon-ia to the Director of State Parks and Recreation, a tentative pro-posal was struck that would reopen Anza-Borrego State Park to off road users. Under terms of the proposal, off road vehicles would again be allowed within the state park under a permit system that is cur-rently being reviewed by state and off road group officials. The proposed reopening of Arna-Borrego State Park to off road vehicles comes nearly one year after its closure to such use.-Several weeks after his appoint-ment to the director's post, Agon-ia approved an action banning certain types of off road vehicles from the park. As a result, many off road vehicle users claimed the action was done without justifica-tion and without the proper review process. The California Off Road Vehi-cle Association (CORVA) spear-headed the effort to oust Agonia from his post by directing its members to contact their state HELP STOP THE CRANSTON/WILDERNESS BILL JOIN 1611 10TH ST. SACIA■EITD. CA 95114 INFO 1-800-237-5436 Dusty Times senators. An unprecedented number of phone calls and letters were received by state officials that indicated off road users were adamantly opposed to Agonia's confirmation in March 1988. In recent weeks, due to the groundswell o_f opposition by off road users, Agonia realigned his stance on the Anza-Borrego clos-ure so that access to the park via a simple permit process should result. Consequently, CORY A removed its opposition and recommended Agonia 's confir-mation to the Senate Rule's· Committee at the March 23 meeting. Senator Henry Mello (D-Monterey) was instrumental on the off road riders' behalf by interceding, securing a promise from Agonia to accommodate the enthusaists and striking an accord with CORV A to remove opposi-tion to the director's confirma-tion. The permit system will incor-porate nothing more than: • A simple form much on the order of a United States Forest Service or Bureau of Land ·Management fire permit. • The permit will be made avail-able from any ranger or parks station within t h e Anza -Borrego area. • It would be required on a per visit basis. • It would be made available to individuals or groups of indi-viduals alike. Assumng the simple permit system is agreed upon by Agonia and COR VA President Rick Bates by April 7, when the full State Senate reviews Agonia's confirmation, COR VA will not oppose the confirmation. jaunt around the Lucerne course refreshed the soul and recharged the internal batteries. We have to make every effort to cooperate with the BLM and various other agencies; to prove to them that we aren't irresponsi-ble destroyers of the wilds. I think this means pre-running, or reconnaissance (SCORE's word), but not pre-racing or high speed testing. It also means taking our trash back out with us, and bringing our own fire wood, rather than chopping down shrubs to warm our tootsies. And, ~hove all, it means sticking to the course. When we start wandering all over the desert looking for short cuts, we do our-selves no favors at all. The BLM comes down har_d on the promot-er, and we inch ever closer to the day when our lands are closed to us forever. As much as I had enjoyed the pre-run, and all that communing with nature,·! was, naturally, even more delighted when the owner of the car that John was scheduled to drive called me the day we were to leave for Lucerne, and asked ifl'd like to ride with John in the race. It seems someone had backed out. i' was elated with the invitation, and hurried home-to pack my driving suit and my "sports bra". That trip around the course in my pre-runner had convinced me th:ir my usual comfortable wisp of a bra, with elastic straps, would not be the way to go. In fact, it hadn't been the way to go for the pre-run, but I'd discovered that too late. What would .have been right would be one of those things that lady warriors wore in myths about the Valkyries, made out of cast iron, and rivetted to solid straps. But, since those are hard to come by, I settled for my sports bra. And it worked, leaving both of my hands free to hold on to the grab bar, or wipe my face shield, or wave at friends. Not once did I have to clutch my upper torso to stop any uncomfortable undula-tions. Things had started inauspi-ciously when John, driving the car for the first time, about ten min-utes before the start of the race, headed across some bumps and we discovered that the carburetor was blubbering badly. So badly that we stalled. We got to our pit, and made a quick-needle-and-seat trade with my pre-runner, and everything worked fine from then' on. We had a great first lap, some-how falling into a void, with no one close in front of us most of the time, and were actually able to see the course much of the way. Under those conditions, it was fun. Others said it was " terrible" all the way. We saw some folks passing us on roads we hadn't kn_own existed, and wished we'd done more pre-running, but then, when we heard about the disquali-fications for short-coursing, we were glad we'd stuck to the marked trail. John and I finished the lap with the car in good condition, but John was somewhat the worse for the wear, his hands unable to hang on to the steering wheel as firmly as he'd like, worn out because of excessive bump-steer. Walt Mat-thews, the car's owner, who's made of tougher stuff, got in and drove the last three laps, to bring it home for a fourth place finish. He earned his first racing pay-check, and he's now planning to make some corrections to the front end of his car. Not having raced Lucerne in the past, I have nothing to com-pare it to, but I thought it was generally. rough, and also fun. Except that I didn't like the last four or five miles at all. Those dippy little turns and sudden changes of direction, booby trapped with rocks and drop-offs were hard work, and hard on the body. A few straight and/or smooth stretches interspersed with the rough stuff throughout the course would have made it more comfortable, and given those of us with limited cars, and no power steering, a chance to rest and relieve the tension a bit. But then, everyone races the same course. For the most part. 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 May 1988 Page 15

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL SCORE GREAT~MOJAVE 150 Class I Sweeps the Overall Led by Willis Hamilton and Marty Letner By Jean Calt1in Photos: Track.side Photo Enterprises Willis Hamilton and M_arty Latner took the Class 2 lead on the last lap when Latner set fast lap of the day in the fancy Porsche powered Raceco, and the pair claimed first overall honors by just over a minute. The first of April in 1988 heralded an early Easter and Pass-over holiday, daylight saving time and the third round of the desert race series, this Score Great Mojave 250. With six races in the series jammed into six months, the race out of Lucerne Valley, CA fell into an improbable time slot. Contingency and tech inspection took place on Good Friday, the race itself was on Pass-over, and that night the weary rac-ers lost an hour to daylight saving time, and sunrise Easter services came very early. Despite such date conflicts, the entry was incredibly strong, down some from 1987, when the only date conflict was the Long Beach Grand Prix. Last year 265 cars and 78 in the motorcycle division started the-trek. In 1988 241 cars and 67 bike entries took the green flag. A new format of two courses, one for the bikes and one for the 16 car classes, was a real boon, because the cars started at 7 a.m. on their own course, and d1d not · need to wait for the bikes to clear a_ll their laps from the route. The early start brought the winners home just after noon, and the last vehicle was out of time at 5:00 p.m., allowing the awards presen-tation to happen Saturday ·night, and people could be with their families on Easter Sunday. By Friday morning the tiny high desert community of Lucerne Valley was awash in trucks haul-ing trailers, motor homes and trac-tor trailers. The contingency row took up two city blocks with an incredible amount of the donors Page 16 on hand. The donor list grows race by race also, a healthy sign for the sport. Down the road just a few blocks from contingency row the race registration and tech inspection happened. This year both Score and HDRA have short-ened the hours for these rituals, much to the delight of the contin-gency donors and the hard work-ing officials. The racers now know that they cannot come late to reg-ister or tech and have it happen. · The late comers pay an extra fee for tech at dawn on race day, so most manage to get it done on Friday. Eliminating the after tech impound helps bring the cars through tech early also. Both Friday and Saturday pre.: sented beautiful high desert weather with cloudless skies, a warm but not hot sun, but, no wind on race day which made dust a real problem on the· shorter course. This year four laps of a 57 mile route were required for all ·car classes, except 6, lI, and 14, who did only three rounds. The four lap time allowance was nine hours, and the three lap classes had an eight hour time limit. The new course was not as slow or silt · filled as in the past, and, although there were some really rough sec-tions, there were a few fast roads. This year nobody, complained about a too short time allowance. Class 2 has been the dominant force for many months in the desert series, so the 19 starters enjoyed first on the road position once again, leaving at 15 second intervals. However, the close infighting on the first lap did in five of them, including con-tenders Len Newman/Michael Gaughan, engine failure, and Ed and Tim Herbst, whose front end lost a bout with a large boulder. First to come through the gigantic deep ditches Score had bulldozed before the finish line was Danny Letner /Henry Berg-Danny Letner and Henry Bergdahl were first to finish, but the Porsche powered Raceco was third in Class 2 aniJ overall on elapsed time. Mlltf 1988 dahl in the Porsche powered Raceco. Letner was second off the line, and in the clear in about 20 miles, and turned 1 :06.41, almost the fast lap of the day. Just 40 seconds behind him on time and second on the road was Mike Lund in his Chenowth. Just another 38 seconds back ·came the Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree Chen-owth, with Corky McMillin/ Brian Ewalt 11 seconds behind, followed in 22 seconds by Brian Collins in quite an Easter Parade of Chenowths. Ten Class 2s passed the finish line before the first Class 1 arrived. The Class 2 times were slower . on the second lap as they ran into traffic they were lapping, and many made a fuel stop. Most of the pit teams that service buggies had their main pits before the fin-ish line. Midway, Mike Lund had about a two minute lead over Brian Collins, who was coming off the overall win at the Gold Coast. Gordon was third, a mere three seconds back, followed in 16 seconds by Danny Letner, and McMillin was about a minute further back. Now in sixth was Willis Hamilton, and he handed the Raceco over to Marty Letner. Lund held his lead' through three laps, but it was getting slimmer. Marty Letner did a 1 :07 .21 lap to move the Hamilton car into second, just 19 seconds in arrears. Danny Letner now was only seven seconds behind his son, Gordon/Crabtree were another 35 seconds down with Collins just another 38 seconds back. It would be a sprint race all the way on the last lap. Marty Letner won the sprint race and turned fast lap of the day, 1:06.37, en route to the overall victory with Willis Hamilton in the Raceco. They won by just a minute, seven seconds over Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree, with Crabtree doing the anchor man job. Danny Letner and Henry Bergdahl were a minute, ten seconds back in third in their Raceco, but were the first car to finish. Mike Lund/Bwz Combe finished fourth, about 35 seconds further back in one of the tightest races ever. The top four were also 1-4 overall. Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt scored fifth in Class 2, followed in by Jim and Lisa Greenway, Raceco, Tevon Murachanian/ Tom Martin, ORE, and Steve Lara and Joe Griffin. Jim and Mark Temple were ninth, using an extra two hours on lap 2, and last year's winner Bob Richey was tenth, the last finisher as Brian Collins disappeared on the last lap. There were 15 in Class 1, and good racing but not as close as Class 2. The first lap again took out five starters, andJ im Stiles led the pack on the first round with a 1: 11.49, just two seconds faster than the Raceco of Bob Renz and Dick Clark, that was not seen again. Ivan Stewart had the Toy-ota in high gear, in third, another 4 7 seconds back, with Chet Huff-man's ORE hot on his tail pipe, -just three seconds later. Ron Brant, Raceco was next, a couple minutes back, and the herd thun-dered on. Jim Stiles held the lead midway with another 1: 11 lap, but his Raceco was held over a minute at the finish line. Apparently offi-cials there took the penalty phase into their own hands, stating the time penalty was assessed because the car came into the finish stop too fast. It was moot, because Stiles was not seen again. Ron Brant was second here, about six minutes pack, with Tom Koch just 27 seconds behind him in his Raceco. Chet Huffman dropped to fourth, having lost the oil cooler. John Kelly, Raceco, was fifth, and Jim Fishback, Jr. was next in his new Fuoco SS III. Ivan Stewart broke a ball joint and lost· time, and Mark McMillin, with a 3: 14 first lap and broken axle woes, was on the come back trail. Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree were right up front all day in the Chenowth, but they finished a close second overall and in Class 2 after four laps. Mike Lund, with Buzz Combe riding along in the Chenowth, led the two middle laps in Class 2, but finished fourth, just three minutes out of the victory. Dusty Times ·

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Corky McMillin and Bnan Ewalt, also with Porsche power ,n the Chenowth, scoot over the rocks on the,r way to fifth ,n Class 2 at Lucerne Valley. John Kelly had nagging electrical woes, but he kept his Raceco moving quickly anyhow, and took the checkered flag third in Class 1 in his Raceco. Chet Huffman used his Toyota power on lap 3 and took the lead by more than two minutes over Tom Koch, who later said he was lost in the dust on the first lap. Ron Brant was back ·another 17 _ seconds, but five minutes _ahead of Kelly, who found he had a dead battery when he stalled the engine. Fishback was another five minutes behind. Chet Huffman turned up the twin cam on the last lap to set class fast lap at 1:09.02, securing his Class 1 victory. Tom Koch fin-ished on three tires and a right rear rim, but held second about 2½ minutes later. John Kelly; from T ucsorl, broke up the Cali-fornians charge with a good third place, while Jim Fishback, Jr./ Chuck Miller did•their fast~st lap and moved into fourth ahead of Ron Brant. Ivan Stewar;.t had two good laps to claim sixth, and Mark McMillin finished the race in seventh spot. behind Ch'urch was Mike With-ers, but he did noi come around again either. Jerry Penhall had his Raceco third, another 14 seconds off the pace with Steve Centurioni just 17 seconds behind him in the ORE. Joey Adzima was another 18 seconds down, followed in just over a minute by Bill Church, who joined his son Mike on the DNF list the next round. Midway joey Adzima, going solo, took over the lead with a 1 ½ minute margin on Centurioni, Always spectacular, Tom Koch finished on four wheels and three tires, but drove his Raceco fas t enough to take second place ,n the Class 1 action. who had a similar margin over Wood/ Gary Sutt and Kirk Van George Jackman and Bill Reutgen, Matre/ Carl Olsen. who were just 18 seconds ahead The early mornin g crowd of Penhall in a real horse race. cheered as the Class 8 trucks, a Eleven Class 10s were still dozenofthem,roaredofftheline, running. V-8s thundering and throwing On lap 3 Adzima opened ·his dust. They all covered at least one lead to over two minutes, and lap. At that point Robby Gordon Penhall was up to second place. had Jim Venable's '66 Ford hay Centurioni stopped to hand over hauler in the lead by almost a to Larry Job, who held third less minute. But, young Gordon pit-than two minutes back. Moving ted with rear brake problems, into fourth here were Bill Poe and started out and came back for Ray Kehoe,' ORE, just four more ~nother fix, then continued with minutes out, with Jim and Wen-dell Smith holding the fifth spot they took over on lap 2. three wheel brakes. Frank Vessels was 49 seconds back in his Chevy, and Steve McEachern was only a couple more minutes down in third, two minutes ahead of Walker Evans' Dodge Dakota. Despite broken front shocks, Steve Kelley had his Chevy fifth, trailed by Michael Voyles/ ] on Zernickow, GMC, and Frank and Jim Mancha, Ford, while Gold Coast winner Dave Shoppe was eighth in the '88 Ford. Midway Frank Vessels, with Jon Nelson riding shotgun, was out front with a 1: 10.01 lap and four minutes lead on McEachern in a similar, Nelson built Chevy. Walker Evans did a l : 10 also to move into third, and Gordon held fourth another six minutes back. Kelley stayed in fifth, while the others were well .back, and three were missing. Vessels, who stopped only once for gas, sailed on through lap 3, now leading McEachern by three minutes, as the Arizona driver had stopped to remove a shattered windshield. · Evans' Dodge was five minutes back in third. Robby Gordon was gaining time, just five more minutes down, i;.,.. On his last lap Joe Adzima turned fast lap for Class 10, 1: 12.04 in the single seater he built himself. Adzima won Class 10 by 8½ minutes, a huge lead for this class, -and was ninth overall. Steve Centurioni/Larry Job climbed into second with Job's 1: 14.36 last lap, arriving a scant 2 7 seconds ahead of Jerry Pen-hall/ Brian Dague. Jim and Wen-dell Smith moved their Chenowth into fourth,Jollowed by Bill Poe/ Ray Kehoe, who lost a c;ylinder on the last lap. 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Jim and Wendell Smith moved from fifth to fourth in Class 10 on the last lap and stayed there to the checkered flag in their Chenowth. Steve McEachern drove hard in his Chevrolet, turned fast lap of the day in Class 8, and took second place, only two minutes out Robby Gordon led the first lap in Class 8_in Jim Venable's hay hauler Ford, but brake troubles dropped him to third place at the . finish line. of the victory. · IJ9'" and Kelley had an hour's worth of problems and fell to eighth. Dave Shoope was up to fifth here, but parked on the final lap with more new car woes. Frank Vessels never looked back; had no trouble, and sailed into the finish the Class 8 winner and fifth overall. Steve McEach-ern did not give up, however, and his Chevy set fast lap for the class on the final round of 1:09.38. He finished two minutes behind the winner, solid in second place arid This is the system run by most off road rlice winners sixth overall. Evans slowed with a broken axle, but Robby Gordon didn't and Robby brought the Jon Nelson built Ford home third, about 15 minutes out of second. Walker Evans was fourth, about 12 more minutes down. Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont moved steady up the charts to fin-ish fifth in the GMC, and Steve Kelley, with over three hours on the last lap, was sixth . . The usual enormous herd of 1-2-1600 cars appeared, with 44 TRI-MIL aoBCAT. CHROME DUAL-CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 . (213) 234•9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 18 starters at Lucerne. Sad to say ten of them literally bit the dust on the first .lap. Several time overall points champion Jim Sumners had his old Raceco, newly sus-pended by Bill Varnes of Mirage, out front on lap 1, with Penny Fogg riding in the two seater. Wil-lie Melancon was second, a min-ute and change back in his Mirage. Jeff Quinn/Larry Rosevear were just 19 seconds down in a Chen-owth, and only six seconds ahead of Roger and David Shuman, Mirage. Next here, in another three seconds, w·as Willy Higman, Chenowth, with Peter M.cCo-wen/Dennis Fry 12 more seconds behind in a Raceco, followed· in nine seconds by the Gary Cogbiil/ John Marking Jimco, and so it went down the line. Willie Melancon turned a 1:16.47 second lap to lead mid-way by over two minutes on Sumners, who was a minute ahead of Joe Flinn/Mark Voyles, them-selves 20 seconds ahead of the Shumans, who went no farther. Higman was 11 more seconds Steve Centurioni and L'arry Job combined to run close in Class 16 all the way in the 0 .R.E., and the new team finished a fine second in class. Jerry Penhall, with Brian Dague riding in the Raceco had a good run at Lucerne to third in Class 10, just 27 seconds out.of second place. back in fifth, about 50 sec9nds ahead of Cogbill/Marking. The 1600s came through the finish line in clouds of dust and packs of several at a time. Thirty-two were still running midway in the race. Willie Melancon slowed a tad on lap 3 but increased his lead on Jim Sumners to over five minutes. Higman was just over another minute back, with McCowen/Fry only 40 more seconds to the rear, and they had FlinnN oyles ~ithin the minute. Twenty-nine made it this far, and the time span through the top 20 was just a minute or so apart. This race also came down to who didn't have a flat or any trouble on the last lap. ·Willie-Melancon put on a great solo drive, scoring his first victory in Class 1-2-1600, reporting no troubles to slow him on his way. At the flag Jim Sumners was second, about seven minutes back but only 27 seconds ahead of Gary Cogbill/John Marking, whose Jimco posted fast lap for the class on the last lap, 1: 15 .33, quite a feat in a limited eng,ine car. Willy Higman wheeled his Magnum into fourth, a minute, 46 seconds behind, and 1 ½ min-utes behind him came Joe Flinn/, Mark Voyles in the Hart. They had a 3½ minute lead on Peter McCowen/ Dehnis Fry, whose Raceco was just a minute ahead of the Mirage o f Brian Parkhouse, and Patrick Todd. A remarkable 26 of the 1600s finished the four laps, and the time span from the fastest to the slowest was less than three hours. An even dozen started in Class 5, but only five finished. This class also set a hot early pace, with a couple down and out on the first round, and three more vanished on lap 2. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter won at both Parker and the G0ld Coast, and they did their act again at Lucerne, leading every lap. Their Ir FRTchampion Joey Adzima took over the Class 10 lead on the second lap and turned fast lap of the race on the last lap to win the class by a husky margin and place ninth overall. May 1988 Dusty Times ,,._

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Jim Sumners is back on track with his Raceco, and he led the first lap, than ran second in Class 1-2-1600 all the way to the checkered flag. Parker winners Gary Cogbill and John Marking rolled the Jimco, but came back with fast lap for Class 1-2-1600 and finished a close third as well. Willy Higman whee/stands over the rocks in his Chenowth Magnum, and he carried on to place a close fourth in the tight Class 1-2-1600 contest. Frank Vessels had a good run in his new Chevy, with car builder Jon Nelson riding along; Vessels took the Class 8 lead on lap 2, had no woes, and won the class and took fifth overall. Driving alone, Willie Melancon scored his first ever victory in the huge Class 1-2-1600: His Mirage performed without any problems, and he won by over seven minutes in the tight class. In contention all the way Joe Flinn and Mark Voyles turned consistent laps in the Hart and came in fifth by one second in Class 1-2-1600. Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard stayed close all the way in the Class 5 action and moved into second on tap 2, and they finished second, seven minutes back. George Seeley, Jr. plows some silt in his Bug, George went from fifth to third on the second lap, and he finished a strong third in Class 5. i;r first lap lead was a slim 24 seconds over Dan Reynolds/ Mel Vaughan, however, and in another 15 seconds lurked Bob Utgard/Jeff Hibbard. In fourth and close were Gene and Sharon MARK'S TRAN SAX LES Exchange Repairs Modifications Parts & Off Road Work Home of 1987 VORRA Points Champions Don Miguel 1st -Class 1 Jeff Elrod · 1st -Class 2 Wes Elrod 1st -Class 10 1016 Frazine Road Modesto, CA 95351 (209) 576-7960 Page IO N~rman, with George Seeley, Jr. Maiocco had· problems on the and Howard Anderson just second half but finished in another 12 seconds down on the 8:14.52. ' clock, and this race George The advent of the factory spe-elected to drive all four laps. cials in Class 4 has produced a Norman vanished on lap 2 and. shrinking entry. Five started the the Klawitter lead grew to over race. Way out front on lap 1 was two minutes with fast class lap of Jack Johnson with class fast lap of 1:18.59. Utgard/Hibbard moved 1:10.40 in the Nissan. Closest to into second, Seeley was 3½ more him was Jerry McDonald in the minutes back, and Reynolds/ Chevy at 1:19.02. Rod Hall and Vaughan were fourth about four Jim Fricker were back about ten more minutes down, but they minutes in the Dodge, and not were not seen again, nor was the , that far ahead of Buddy Renoe/ keen looking Porsche 911 of Rich Bill Donahoe in another Dodge. Minga that broke a tie rod end and The Jeep J-10 of John Dyck/ more. David French brought up the rear. After three laps the Klawitters On lap 2 Johnson's Nissan held over six minutes Gn Utgard broke the snout on the trans at and Hibbard, who were four min- Check 4, then had more trouble utes ahead of Seeley. Rodney and fell to fourth midway, and the Gabbert/MorganMaloccoslipped Renoe/Donahoe Dodge van-into fourth, an hour behind, fol- ished. Jerry McDonald took over lowed by Lisa Dickerson/ Scott the lead, but he was only three Cameron, who had big trouble on minutes and change ahead of Rod lap 2. The Reynolds Bug was Hall now, ha-ving had a flat or two. down and out. Despite the down time Johnson Hartmut and Wolfram Klawit- held third, well out of contention, ter sailed on to their third Class 5 and followed in just two minutes victory in a row this year, having by John Dyck. absolutely no trouble on course. McDonald had a clean third lap Bob Utgard and Jeff Hibbard to increase his lead to nearly five stayed close in second, nearly minutes. Rod Hall was solid in eight minutes behind, and about second, holding over an hour on nine minutes ahead of George Dyck. Jack Johnson had another Seeley, Jr. Taking a nifty fourth 2½ hour lap. was Lisa Dickerson, who drove all Jerry McDonald had picked up the way to her first good finish. more time on Hall on lap 4, when Rodney Gabbert and Morgan a rear drive shaft blew, but he was May 1988 close to his crew and only lost about 20 minutes. Still, Jerry fig-ured it was the race. But, back in motion, McDonald went about a mile when. he passed Hall, down with a broken transfer case. Jerry McDonald, with Ben Metcalf rid-ing shotgun, won Class 4 in the Chevy based racer by over an hour. John Dyck was a solid second in the Jeep, an hour ahead of Hall, whose last lap was three hours. Jack Johnson finished in fourth place, but he was later dis-qualified for being spotted on two laps more than 90 feet off the race course, a real no-no these days. A half dozen started in Class 7, but Wayne Lee's Chevy S-10 did not go far. Manny Esquerra, with brother T udy J. riding along, had the Ford Ranger out front by over two minutes on the first lap. Roger Mears was in second, hav-ing stopped to change a flat him-self. Larry Ragland had the Chevy S-10 a mere nine seconds behind Mears, while Russ Jones/Willy Aquirre were well back but still hours ahead of Mike Meeks/) erry Mallicoat. Roger Mears turned fast lap for the class, 1: 13.28, on lap 2 and took the Class 7 lead for good. Midway Manny Esquerra was about 2 ½ minutes back, but Larry Ragland was two seconds ahead of him in second place. Still, on the third lap Ragland lost over an hour to various _problems, the Meeks Dodge was gone, and Esquerra was over seven minutes out of the lead. Roger Mears had a dean final lap with Tony Alvarez riding in the Nissan, and he cruised to the· Class 7 victory. Doing a 1:14.22 final lap Manny Esquerra gave it his all, but he finished about two minutes, 40 seconds behind in second. Larry Ragland finished, a long third, while Jones/ Aquirre were fourth with three laps done in 8:31.07. Class 7 4x4 had a great finish ratio with seven of the ten starters taking the checkered flag, and there was good racing in the early laps. Leading the first round, to the surprise of some, was the Sherman Balch/John Deetz Nis san, but it was a skinny lead, only seven seconds on Mike Lesle/ Mike Backholden, Jeep Coman che. Back another 1 ½ minutes was the Ford Ranger of David Simon/John Johnson, and David Ashley had his Ford another 1 ½ minutes back. Just another half minute down came Gregg Symonds, Toyota, who was a slim single second ahead ofJ ohn Swift/ Curt LeDuc, Ford. But, Symonds did not cover another lap. Midway Mike Lesle had a two minute lead over Balch/Deetz, and Swift/LeDuc moved into third, about eight minutes ahead Dusty Tima -

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-Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter turned the hat trick at Lucerne, winning Class 5 for the third race in a row, and the brothers led every lap in their handsome Baja racer. Jerry McDonald and Ben Metcalf came back from disaster on the last lap to take.the victory in Class 4, surprising themselves. They won by over an hour in the Chevy. of Simon/Johnson who had the wiring harness burn up. JeffMac-Pherson broke the front cliff on his Chevy S-10 on the first lap, and was running carefully in 2WD. Ashley broke a rear main spring and dropped to fifth. Mike Lesle stopped for a lot of fuel, but continued to lead after three rounds, now holding two mit .. ites over oalch/Deetz. Swift/ LeDuc were back another five minutes, but were 40 minutes ahead of Ashley. Simon andJ ohn-s on had brake trouble and stopped to change rotors. Mike Lesle turned fast lap for the class, 1:24.05, on the last lap to win class 7 4x4 for Jeep. Curt LeDuc rolled over on the last lap, but got moving to hold second place for John Swift, 41 minutes in arrears. Dave Ashley drove his Ranger solo into third, just ten more i.-John Dyck and David French moved steadily up the charts lap by lap in Class 4, and they got the Jeep Honcho home for a good finish, second spot. Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra led the first lap in the"c1~ss 7 Ford Ranger, stayed close, but were second at the flag, about three minutes behind. John Swift and Curt LeDuc ran strong in Class 7 4x4, but a last lap roll cost some time, but they finished second in the Ford Ranger anyhow. THE FASTEST LIGHTS OFF-ROAD Off-road, you've got to see fast .in order to go fast, and IPF MOTQRSPORTS performance lights give you the win- · 1PF 9093 . ning edge . . . . see the difference . . IPF MOTQRSPORTS performance lamps feature a photometric design with special hardened glass lens· and · precision . reflector o,ptics. And, all I PF MOTORSPORTS lights are powered with high ,quality quartz halogen bulbs. Only IPF MOTORSPORTS has these engine~red feat-..res plus r.ugged construction and mounting hardware that stand up to the toughest off~roadilig. Find oµt,w_hy more SCORE,; .~nd HORA · Dusty Times May 1988 IPF 9061 Page 21

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.~.;:~:-w ~}t~[t~:~1;. Dave Ashley ';;;~·~;" ;Jri;,;· ;,~; i;, th~ Ford Ranger, had so"me problems on the second lap, but finished strong in third place in Class 7 4x4. Ross Craft and Alan Cook had four laps almost in the same minute, and they came from seventh to finish second in the tight 5-1600 battle. teve and Tim Lawrence hop out of a hole in their 5-1600 Baja Bug, and they kep it together to place close, third in the class at the flag. Roger Mears won at Lucerne last year, and he did it again in '88, taking the lead in the Nissan on the second lap, and Roger had no troubles en route to the Class 7 victory. Mike Les le and Mike Backholden got faster each lap, and the Jeep Comanche took over the Class 7 4x4 lead on lap 2, and Leste never looked back on his way to victory. !;W" minutes out. Sherman Balch/John Deetz broke a torsion bar on the last lap, but finished fourth with the front end of the Nissan listing hard to the left. Dave Simon/John Johnson lost oil pressure but struggled in fifth, nearly an hour ahead ofJeff Mac-Pherson. Jim Conner and Carl Jackson got their Nissan home seventh, in 8:38.35, pushing the nine hour time allowance. A huge entry of 25 took off in Class 5-1600, and all but two covered the first lap, in the heavy THE traffic of their class. The Gold Coast winning team of Roy and Mike Taylor led the first lap with class fast lap of 1 :26.49. In close was David Anckner / Eric Arras at 1:.30.17, with Tom and Janet Neth just 47 seconds behind them. Mike Jones/ Russ Simmons were next, exactly a minute back, followed in another minute by Parker winners Robert Whitted/ Carl Haynes. Daryl and Wayne Cook were just 35 more seconds behind, followed in 30 seconds by W alt Matthews/John Howard, in WRIGHT PLACE~. 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 adjustments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 Page 22 J as tight a race as you can get on rugged ground in heavy dust. Tom Neth took the lead mid-way, about two minutes ahead of the Taylors. The Cooks were another two minutes back in · third, but did not appear again, and Anckner / Arras were out after one lap. Whitted/Haynes were now fourth, five minutes behind, with Ross Craft/ Alan Cook just a minute behind them and six minutes ahead of Matthews/Howard. After three laps the Neths' lead was five minutes over the Taylors. Whitted/Haynes moved into third, eight more minutes down, with Craft/Cook just three min-utes behind them. Steve and Tim Lawrence had a good lap and moved to fifth, three minutes up on Matthews/Howard. Both the Neth Bug and Whit-ted/ Haynes vanished on the last lap. Roy and Mike Taylor got their second victory in a row in Class 5-1600 in a hard fought bat-tle. Ross Craft and Alan Cook moved· into second, about 11 ½ minutes back at the flag. Steve and Tim Lawrence had a good second half and scored third, while Walt Matthews and John Howard climbed into fourth, three min-,:;j;· utes behind. Mike Jones/Russ Simmons were fifth on time, but were disqualified for being off course. This moved Manfred Hove/Mike Molina into fifth. Suffering from brake woes the first two laps, the Andy Devercel-lys claimed sixth. In all, ten 5-1600s finished the four laps. It was another herd scene in Class 7S with 21 trucks on the line. Paul -Simon took off like a rocket in the Ford Ranger, doing a 1:22.41 first lap. Spencer Low had his Nissan second, 1:26.49, and Willie Valdez was third at 1:28.25, just a minute ahead of Larry Noel/Tim Kennedy in the battle of the Fords. Billy Bunch/ Kevin Conlin were next, followed by more Fords. Simon led midway, now with less than two minutes on Spencer Low. Noel moved into third another ten minutes back. Valdez was four more minutes down. Bunch held fifth, and Parker winner Steve Luport was sixth. Paul Simon was looking good after three laps, holding a 25 min-ute lead on Willie Valdez. Noel's Ford was out, and Low's Nissan broke an axle, and lost more than an hour. With John Ray driving the last lap, Low was down to ninth at the flag. After three laps Bunch moved to third, Luport to fourth, but the last lap became a matter of survival. Despite a rough sounding engine, and an earlier broken spring, Willie Valdez survived the quickest and won Class 7S in his Ford. Paul Simon blew a head gasket and dropped to second, 13. minutes behind Valdez and many quarts of oil and water later. Bill Bunch/ Kevin Conlin held onto third, and Luport, driving for a finish, got fourth, over an hour ahead of] ohn N olind/J ohn Shon-field. The first seven finishers were Fords, broken up by Evan Evans' Datsun and Low's Nissan, then it was two more Fords and a Toyota among the dozen fin-ishers. Close, but no cigar, was Rob MacCachren with three laps . done in the Jeep Comanche. But he was disqualified for running off the course. Off in a cloud of swing axle dust, thirty-five Challenger cars set out to beat the desert and the clock. These highly restricted cars tend to run in tight packs of half a dozen or more. All but four covered the first lap. Tom Malloy had his Raceco in a slim lead, with theJ imco of IJlr' -H#' ~/f¥f\,1f'f· ~ ~.i~•ytti, fr(_~-l J.' 'fi •""'••••-=~c-·~: ··%•. '" %. .,,;,:~, ,·:-,,,s,H.AO;,,c::c•i<< Roy and Mike Taylor won their second Class 5-1600 title in a row at the Great Mojave 250, and turned very consistent and fas t times on the way to the class victory. May 1988 Dusty Times -•

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Willie Valdez ended a long drought at the Great Mojave 250, and despite a few problems with the Ford Ranger, he carried on to win Class 7S over a big field of 21 trucks. Tom Malloy had a great time in his new Challenger Raceco. Tom led all four laps, had no obvious troubles, and he won tlie 35 car class by just over two minutes at the finish line. Walt Matthews and John Howard got a nice fourth in Class 5-1600, and here rider and Dusty Times correspondent Judy Smith waves at the photographer. Paul Simon tool< off fast in Class 7S, and he led the first three laps by a bunch, but aropped to second in class at the flag with mechanical woes. Billy Bunch and Kevin Conlin forsook the Challenger Class for a 7S Ranger, and they did a good job, finishing a close third in the C.-Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault a scant 36 seconds back, and Larry Martin/Martin Schlosser were only two more seconds behind in a Chenowth. Nick Gross and Joe Valentine were next, a couple more minutes off the pace but three minutes ahead of fifth running Tom Wat-son/Jeff Bennett. The n!!xt pack were a few minutes down, but within seconds of each other. At half distance Malloy increased his lead to over four minutes, with Gross/Valentine· up to second, 1 ½ minutes ahead of Richardson/Perrault. Larry Martin was now fourth, four minutes in arrears, and the next pack were still together, about ten minutes behind the leaders. After three rounds 23 Chal-lengers were still running, but some, including Martin, had long laps and ran out of time to cover the fourth lap. Tom Malloy now had a six minute lead on Gross/ Valentine, and Pancho BJQ,/Nick Biondo went from fifth to third on the lap, about 13 minutes behind the T-Mag. Rick Johnson, run-ning consistent times in his Hi Jumper, was up to fourth, about eight more minutes behind and only two minutes ahead of Wat-son/Bennett who lost time on lap 2~ Kent Lothringer/John Barto- · lotti were a minute back in sixth, but seen no more. In the· next minute came Hector Cuadras/ Don Kenniston, Chenowth, and Mike Ward/Mike Murray, T-Mag. Rich Richardson used an extra hour on the lap, but eventu-ally finished 11th. . Tom Malloy had a near perfect race, and it might be the first time that the same Challenger car led a ,. , ___ .., .,,, ,Af''-"' """"'"""""" Ford. · desert race from flag to flag. Mal-loy did just that, but it was no cakewalk for him and his new Raceco. He won by only two min-utes, 13 seconds, over hard charg-ing Nick Gross/Joe Valentine. Pancho Bio/Nick Biondo held third at the flag, 1 7 more minutes back, and ten minutes ahead of Rick Johnson, who was only two minutes faster than Tom Watson and Jeff Bennett. Arriving in two minute inter-vals, Hector Cuadras/Don Ken-niston took sixth, followed by Mike Ward/Mike Murray, and after that the ·field strung out a good deal. Twenty Challengers finished in nine . hours, and the Chaparral of James Tucker and Larry Wyatt got the dubious honor of last overall finisher in 8:4 7 .30, shaving the official finish time pretty close. There were seven in Class 3, three Jeeps, three Fords and a Dodge. The Connecticut Yankee who travels a lot to race the desert, Jerry Bundy, led the first lap by 2 ½ minutes over Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson in a battle of Jeeps. Don Adams had Nick Gross and Joe Valentine tried hard in the T-Mag, got very close midway in the race, but had to settle for second in Challenger Class. Pancho Bio and Nick Biondo got faster as the course got rougher, and they drove their Challenger car right into a sfrong third in the tough class. Close to home Barstow's Rick Johnson drove alone in the Hi Jumper RS II, and his consistent lap times brought him in fourth in Challenge Class. Mike Sch we/linger and Les Erickson returned to winning form on the rugged desert, and they drove the Jeep CJ 7 to the Class 3 victory, leading three of the four laps. Boone England and Jim Hummel took their first victory in Class 14, doing their three laps without any troubles of note with the Chevrolet Blazer, new to the class this year. Page 14 May 1988 Dusty Times

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Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling got a slow start this season, but at Lucerne they gen the 'new', circa 1957, Chevrolet back on form in the desert and won Class 6. Sergio and Porfirio Gutierrez were the eventual winners in a surprising close battle in Class 11. The boys from Ensenada finished second on time, and got the win in post-race tech. Tom Watson and Jeff Bennett brought their Chenowth from El Centro to try the high desert, and they placed a fine fifth in Challenger competition. Jerry Bundy had his problems on the second lap, but he came back fast to take second place in Class 3, nine minutes out in the Jeep Scrambler. Class 14 was a real cliff hanger; afterthree laps Emil Downey finished second in the Jeep CJ 8 by a heartbreaking 49 seconds margin. his Wrangler in third, e_ight min-utes behind Bundy. Rick Sieman was fourth in a Bronco, but went no farther, nor did the Todd Cle-ments Ford. Schwellinger /Erickson took over the lead midway, as Bundy had a flat in a tough spot and dropped twenty minutes, but held second. Despite a long first lap, -the Matt and Gale Pike Dodge slid into third. Adams had a trans leak, pitted, started off, came back, and finally got the leak fixed, and was holding fourth, about seven minutes down. Les Barnett and Tom Balaja had their Bronco in fifth, but did not cover another lap. After three rounds the Schwel-linger Jeep had a solid lead of 18 minutes onJerry Bundy, who now had 12 minutes over the Adams Jeep, with Larry Olsen at the helm. Pike was another two min-utes back here. Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson had no troubles, cruised the last lap and won Class 3 by nine· minutes. Jerry Bundy did a fast lap to narrow the gap, but stayed in second. Matt Pike turned a remarkable 1:37 .28 on the lasdap, fast class lap, and took third, only 4½ minutes behind Bundy. Don Adams/ Larry Olsen also had a fast, 1:39.32 last lap to finish a mere 24 seconds behind the Pikes. Class 14 had only two starters and only· three laps to cover, and both rigs finished in a close race. Another Connecticut Yankee, Emil Downey drove solo this time in his Jeep, and led the first lap by over two minutes over the Boone England and Jim Hummel hand-some black Chevy Blazer. After two laps Downey's lead was up to four minutes, but the race wasn't over yet. The Blazer's last lap was five minutes faster than the Jeep's, and that was the ball game. Boone England and Jim Hummel won Class 14 by just 49 seconds in the Dusty Times closest finish in this ·class in memory. Downey lost some spring bolts on the last lap. Class 6 also did three laps, and all four starters did just that! The old Saab 96 four banger of Arne Gunnarsson and John Johnston III incredibly led the first lap with fast lap for the class at 1 :56.29. Larry Schwacofer had a flat, the jack didn't work, and his '57 Chevy was 29 minutes back in second. The new and good look-ing Chevy El Camino of Dale and Randy Jordan was another 15 minutes back in third. The Moser Ford Ranchero had big woes and was down another hour. Gunnarsson had his three hour lap on the middle one, and dropped to second, while Schwacofer and Sid Spradling took the lead. The J ordans had a long lap also, and the Mosers moved into third. The field was well strung out. Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling won . the class with a 2:04 final lap. Arne Gun-narsson also did a 2:04, and was second, 36 minutes back. Wes Moser was another 25 minutes down in third. The Jordans did a 1:57 final lap to finish, just over a minute beyond the eight hour time allowance. A good pack of eight Beetles took off for a very competitive Class 11 race. All but one covered the first of three required laps. Out from· was the VW of Mike and Robert Abbott, with fast class lap of 1:57.41. About seven min-utes down, Jack Zand bergen and D_an Hutchinson were second, only 52 seconds faster than Sergio and Porfirio Gutierrez. Russ Johnson and John Santore were back another three minutes, but 12 minutes ahead of Ramon Castro who had only 12 seconds lead on Jose Aguila/ Armando Rojas. Juan D'Garcia retired after a nearly seven hour first lap. On the middle round the Abbotts did a 2:09 lap to hold a ten~ 1988 PE:NDA. Dedliner Off-Road Championship Series , Guaranteed_ Purse Of: 3 BIG OFF-ROAD RACING EVENTS May29 Jlillill.Y,,,. July 16 NA't\& September 11 YA7SI BF Goodrich Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva Raceway Lake Geneva, WI BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix Santa Fe Off-Road Race Off-Road Stadium Race Santa Fe Speedway Adams County Fairgrounds Hinsdale, IL ~enver, CO (Chicago area) 1 Big Multi-class Shoot-out Race at Each Event SCORE/HORA Classes -3, 4, 14, 7, 7S! 7-4x4 & 8 Additiona·1 $10,000 Series Points Championship Purse !Per STORl:/S OD A Points System) Brought to you by: PE:MDA CORPORATION Home of Quality Penda Bed liners for Pickup 'Trucks RACERS HOTLINE: 1-800-356-7704 (1-800-362-7611 in Wis.) May 1988 Page i5

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Ron Brant had his Raceco up as high as second in Class 1, but last lap troubles dropped him to fifth in class at the checkered flag. .. Brian Parkhouse and Patrick Todd came on strong during the second half, and they drove the Mirage to a close seventh in Class 1-2-1600. Lisa Dickerson and Scott Cameron had plenty of trouble on the second lap, but kept moving to end up a keen fourth in the Class 5 ranks. Larry Ragland had the'Chevy S-10 in a tight second in Class 7 midway, but used an extra hour-on the next lap, and finished third. they covered the three laps in good time to place third in Class 11. Page 16 Jim Greenway had a good time in his two seat Raceco, and he drove it all the way to finish sixth, by less than a minute, in Class 2. Matt and Gale Pike came back from first lap troubles to bring the Dodge Ramcharger home third in Class 3 by less than a minute Walker Evans had some time costly problems on the last lap, but he kept on trucking in the Dodge to finish fourth in Class 8 action. Hector Cuadras and Don Kenninston zip past the rock pile in their Chenowth Challenger, en route to a fine finish, a close sixth in class. Steve Luport had some early trouble with his Ford Ranger, but he plugged along steadily to a fourth place finish in Class 7S. Mav1988 Peter McGowan and Dennis Fry got close for a time in Class 1-2-1600, but their Raceco ended up sixth, by one single second at the finish . Bill Poe and Ray Kehoe had a strong run going in the Class 10 ORE, but engine troubles dropped them to fifth in class at the flag. 1f\~.'l' , ~~t" ·: i ,.-:.._,--.·~~-~ ;_,. ~""'~ \~'..-~ .. ,. f::.• ;i: ' '),.,' ~~l "•{7.:-., t.3: x~-/.,~'-~~ \..._, Manfred Hove and Mike Molina turned very steady lap times in their Baja Bug, and they motored home in good time for fifth in Class 5-1600. • Sherman Balch and John Deetz ran up front in Class 7 4x4, but broke a torsion bar on the last lap, and the Nissan finished fourth. Mike Ward and Mike Murray sail past the keen rocks in their T-Mag, and the team turned consistent laps to finish seventh among Challengers. Dusty Times

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~minute lead on Zandbergen. Gutierrez was another 13 minutes down, but 23 minutes ahead of Castro. Aguila was next with-three minutes margin on Johnson. The Abbotts were down and -out on the' last lap, and Castro had troubles.Jack Zand bergen and Dan Hutchinson finished with a five minute margin in victory, a ' happy bunch. But due to a protest by the following team, they were disqualified in post race tech because of fenders that had been cut. The move put Sergio and Por-firio Gutierrez in the Class 11 win. Russell Johnson and John Santore did a 2:08 final lap to move up to second, 42 minutes behind, and they had 15 minutes on Jose . -1988 SCORE GREAT MOJAVE 250 __ April 2, _1988 -Results POS.CAR # DRIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ClASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -15 START - 7 FINISH 108 Chet Huffman (solo) O.R.E./Toyota 4:52.10 114 Tom Koch/Rex Keeling Raceco 4:56.54 115 John Kelly (solo) Raceco 5:07.21 109 Jim Fishback, Jr./Chuck Miller Funco SS Ill 5: 10.33 112 Ron Brant (solo) Raceco 5:19.54 CLASS·2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -19 START -10 FINISH 0/ A POS. 7 8 14 16 .22 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 219 Willis Hamilton/Marty Leiner Raceco/Porsche 4:36.39 1 214 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree Chenowth .4:37.46 · 2 202 Danny Leiner /Henry Bergdahl Raceco/Porsche 4:38.56 3 205 Mike Lund/Buzz Combe Chenowth 4:39.31 4 200 Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt Chenowth/Porsche 4:5 7.44 10 CLASS 1-2-1600 -1600CC RESTRICTED ENGINE -44 START -26 FINISH 1. 1606 Willie Melancon (solo) Mirage 5: 13. 19 2. 1698 Jim Sumners/Penny Fogg Raceco· 5:20.33 3. 1,636 Gary Cogbill /John Marking Jimco 5:21.00 4. 1618 Willie Higman (solo) Chenowth 5:22.46 5. 1625 Joe Flinn/ Mark Voyles Hart 5:24.21 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 300 302 349 348 301 CLASS 3 -SHORT we 4X4 - 7 START - 4 FINISH Mike Schwellinger/Les Erickson Jeep CJ 7 7:21.11 Jerry Bundy Jeep CJ 8 7:30.02 Matt & Gale Pike Dodge Ramcharger 7:34.39 Don Adams/ Larry Olsen Jeep Wrangler 7:35.03 Les Barnett/Tom Balaja. Jr. Ford Bronco 7:38.51 CLASS 4 - LONG we 4X4 - 5 START - 3 FINISH 1. 402 Jerry McDonald/ Joe MacPherson Chevrolet 5:45.32 2. 401 3./ 400 John Dyck/ David French" Jeep J-10 6:50.02 Rod Hall/Jim Fricker Dodge, 7:10.36 4. 404 Buddy Renoe/ Bill Donahoe Dodge 1:37.10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 5 - UNLIMITED BAJA BUG.....:. 12 START - 5 FINISH 506 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 5:21.02 549 Bob Utgard/ Jeff Hibbard Baja Bug 5:28.53 546 George Seeley, Jr./Howard Anderson Baja Bug 5:38.04 504 Lisa Dickerson/ Scott B. Cameron Baja Bug 7:18.16 501 Rodney Gabbert/ Morgan Maiocco Baja Bug 8:14.52 CLASS 5-1600 - 1600CC BAJA BUG -25 START-10 FINISH 570 Roy Taylor/ Mike Taylor Baja Bug 6:13.24 555 Ross Craft/ Alan R. Cook Baja Bug 6:22.23 · 595 Steve & Tim Lawrence Baja Bug 6:27.25 566 Walt Matthews/ John Howard Baja Big 6:38.14 567 Manfred Hove/ Mike Molina Baja Bug 6:51.48 CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION.SEDAN - 4 START - 4 FINISH (3 Laps) 600 Larry Schwacofer/ Sid Spradling ·57 Chevrolet 6:41.44 617 Arne Gunnarson/ John Johnston Ill Saab 96 7: 17.33 618 Wes & G.W. Moser Ford Ra.nchero 7:56.23 619 Dale & Randy Jordan Chevy El Camino 8:01 .07 CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 6 START - HINISH 701 Roger M~ars/Tony Alvarez Nissan 5:09.54 700 Manny & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 5:12.34 704 Larry Ragland/David Beck Chevy S-10 6:49.11 706 Russ Jones/Willy Aquirre Ford Ranger 8:31.07 CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDl,PICKUP -21 START -12 FINISH 723 Willie Valdez/Gerardo Novelo Ford Ranger 6:26.34 747 Paul Simon/John Johnson Ford Ranger 6:39.26 748 Billy Bunch/Kevin Conlin Ford Ranger 6:42.43 721 Steve Luport Ford RangJ( 6:58.03 735 John Nolind/ John Shonfield Ford Ranger 7:03.07 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI-MIDI 4X4 -10 START - 7 FINISH 750 Mike Lesle/ Mike Backholden Jeep Comanche 5:46.12 768 John Swift/Curt LeDuc Ford Ranger 6:31.25 769 David Ashley · Ford Ranger 6:41.36 754 Sherman Balch/John Deetz Nissan 7:00.18 767 David Simon/John Johnson Ford Ranger 7:23.54 CLASS 8 - 2 WD STANDARD PICKUP·-12 START-6 FINISH 1. 804 Frank Vessels/ Jon Nelson Chevrolet 4:46.19 2. 802 Steve McEachern Chevrolet 4:48.22 3. 803 Robby Gordon/ Jim Venable Ford- 5:04.03 4. ,810 Walker Evans/Bruce Fraley Dodge Dakota 5:16.26 5. 808 David Westhem/Randy Salmon! GMC 5:39.55 18 25 26 28 29 88 96 98 99 (2 laps) 44 71 83 (1 lap) 27 32 37 85 115 54 57 60 63 73 15 17 69 (3 laps) 58 64 66 77 80 45 61 65 79 90 5 6 11 19 39 CLASS CHALLENGER -RESTRICTED BUGGY -35 START -20 FINISH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 925 Jorn Malloy Raceco 6:14.14 902 Nick Gross/Joe Valentine T-Mag 6:16.27 987 Pancho Bio/Nick Biondo 6:33.40 9.89 Rick Johnson (solo) Hi Jumper 6:43.18 920 Tom Watson/Jeff Bennett Chenowth 6:45.19 CLASS 10 -UNLIMITED 1650CC -16 START - 8 FINISH 1. 1018 Joey Adzrma (solo) Homeco Flash 1 4:5 7.38 2. 1016 Steve Centurioni/Larry Job O.R.E. - 5:06.08 3. 1008 Jerry Penhall/Brian Dague Raceco 5:06.35 4. 1010 Jim & Wendell Smith Chenowth 5:20.27 5. 1005 Bill Poe/Ray Kehoe O.R.E. 5:35.4 7 CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN - 8 START - 4 FINISH (3 Laps) 1. 1101 Sergio & Porfirio Gutierrez VW Beetle 6:41.15 2. 1104 Russell Johnson/John Santore VW Beetle 7:23.21 3. 1103-Jose Aguila/Armando Rojas VW Beetle 7:38.51 4. 1100 Ramon Castro/Guito Vega VW Beetle 7:49.59 55 56 il2 67 68 9 12 13 24 36 5. 1198 Mike & Robert Abbott VW Beetle 4:07.17 (2 laps) CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4X4 - 2 START - 2 FINISH (3 Laps) 1. 1401 Boone England/Jim Hummel Chevy Blazer 5:13.42 2. 1402 Emil Downey Jeep CJ 8 5: 14.31 Start,rs -Cars -241 -Finishm -121 (4I.aps) 10 (3 laps)= 131 Race Distance -57 miles per lap= 228 miles.• Time Allowance - 9 hours Fast Time Overall -Willis H1milton/Marty Letner -Class 2 Rac,co - 4:36.39 Motorcycle Division -Starters -67 -Finishers -40 -Race Distance - 227 miles Fast Time Owerall -Randy Morales -K■wnaki KX500 - 5:00.12 -Dusty· Times Aguila and Armando Rojas. R amo n Castro was fourth, another 11 minutes back at the flag_ . Most of the drivers liked the course better than previous routes, but thought it could have been a little longer to accommo-date the car entry. For sure the logistics of four laps suits most better than three laps, but extra traffic is the result. It seems cur-ious that so many cars were allowed to start another lap late in the afternoon, when they had no hope of finishing the lap within the tiine allowances. The Competition Review Board met about 5:00 p.m. Along with the above mentioned DQs, there were some 30 minute penal-ties in the bike race along with an off course disqualification of the most folks to get home Saturday overall bike winners, Dan Smith night. and Garth Sweetland. This gave A sign of increasing competi-Randy Morales the overall-victory tion in the various desert classes is aboard a Kawasaki. the fact that repeat winners are 'Scheduled for 8:00 p.m., the getting fewer each race. Only two, awards presentation was at the Mike Schwellinger in Class 3 and Sundowner Ranch on the out-Roger Mears in Class 7, were skirts of Lucerne Valley this year, _ repeat winners of this race from and was preceded by a great,bar- 1987. And, only two Gold Coast becue dinner prepared at the 300 winners repeated a month ranch. Despite the $7.50 price later this year, Hartmut and W ol-tag, most of the attendees chowed fram Klawitter in Class 5 and Roy down there. The awards were and MikeTaylorinClassS-1600. presented inside a barn made into In fact all but three classes of the an entertainment center, which 16 in car categories have had a held less than half of those on different winner in each of the hand. It was difficult for some first three series· events so far. So, winners to push through the the points chase should be well crowd to accept their .honors. But scrambled now, even more mid-it all went well and was over way in the series after the Mint quickly, leaving plenty of time for 400. R1,.1ssell Johnson and John Santore were up a(ld down the ranks in the Class 11 contest, but they kept moving fast enough to take second place. Arne Gunnarsson and John Johnston Ill led the first lap in Class 6 in the Saab, had troubles, but still finished a fine second among the sedans. HOW WE DO YOU MEASURE SUCCEs·s? PREFER TO DO IT BY THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR CUSTOMERS -coME'JOIN THE WINNERS! 1987 H~RA/SCORE WORLD CHAMPION CLASS 7-4x4 CONGRATULATIONS , MIKE LES LE 1st PLACE MOJAVE 250 HORA/SCORE 1987 SEASON HORA FIREWORKS 250 - JULY 4, 1987 CLASS 7-4x4 MIKE LESLE 1ST PLACE CLASS 7S DAVID ASHLEY 2ND PLACE CLASS 7S PAUL SIMON 1ST PLACE SCORE OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP -AUGUST 22, 1987 RIVERSIDE INT. RACEWAY CLASS 7-4x4 MIKE LESLE 1ST PLACE COLORADO 300 - SEPTEMBER 12, 1987 CLASS 7S DAVID ASHLEY 1ST PLACE CLASS 7-4x4 MIKE LESLE 1ST PLACE BAJA 1000 - NOVEMBER 6, 1987 CLASS 7 4X4 MIKE LESLE HORA/SCORE 1988 SEASON TO DATE PARKER 400 - JANUARY 30, 1988 CLASS 7-4x4 MIKE LESLE 2ND PLACE MOJAVE 250 - APRIL 2, 1988 CLASS 7-4x4 MIKE LESLE 1ST PLACE May 1988 ' Perfor,,:no e E ~i' 'RACING ENGINES RACl~G HEADS (714) 359-8452 3115 McHarg Road Riverside, CA 92503 Page 17

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The Losers By Judy Smith The Great Mojave 250 had a · 55 percent finish rate this year, which meant that about 107 folks were left sitting somewhere on the course. It had appeared to be a tough course to finish, because there were a lot of sur-"' prises and the traffic was thick (starting one every 15 seconds) as was the dust. But there was a wide network of intersecting . trails, roads and washes, and it was relatively easy to get help to a beleaguered driver. It was also relatively easy to get lost in the dust, as some ( including Tom Koch) did. T\\'.o Losers who couldn't be helped were Bill and Mike Church: Bill was in the new car with the 16- valve Rabbit, and Mike was in the same old car he'd used to win Class 10 at the Gold Coast race. Thev both had STRANGE GOODIES & STUFF P.O. 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One of them, Steve Godfrey, who drives in Class 2, and who was bruised from falling off of a motorcycle while pre-running on Friday, decided to puf Dwight in the two-seater for a lap or two. And the transmission broke while he was driving lap three. So ,Dwight was a two-time Loser. . LeRoy--V anKirk, also in Class 2, lost an axle, and Lenny New-man, in Mike Gaughan's two seater, lost a motor. Lenny says he may have lost a fan belt, but colildn't have seen a trouble light in all that dust. They were both out on lap one. In the 2-1600s, Kevin Basore lost a rear bearing housing on the first lap, and his brother, Kenneth, in a 5-1600, had a exciting time of it. It seems he rolled over two times, that is two separate times, both on the first lap. And the first trip was a big one, sending him tumbling over and over three times. He broke a rear trailing arm mount, and they're . not sure if it broke because of the rollovers, or if it might not have been the cause somehow. The course pitched at least three other 5-1600s on their h,eads, also, but they managed to finish. In Class 7S Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen lost their transmis-sion on the third lap, and Mark's dad, LeRoy, had to tow them in. · And in 7 4x4 Gregg Symonds got two thirds of the way through lap two and to quote him, "screwed both the differen-This sequence of photos certainly makes it look like the occupant of the high rolling racer would be a bona fide loser. But, believeU or not, the Gary Cogbill/John Marking Jimco recovered very quickly from th~ mishap, and went on to f1111sh th,rd m Class 1-2-1600 at the Score Great Mo1ave 250. They were only seven minutes and change behind the winner! We don't know which driver did this nifty act, but we can give credit to the alert photographer, Carlos Avina. rials out of it." Sounds gr~. . -;,ff roaders are · partially out of Russ Jones, who runs in Class ' control at the best of times, and 7, bought some new limit straps totally out of control when some-for this race, and underestimated thing breaks. I'll never under-how much they'd give. He ruined stand why they feel they have to a lot of shocks, he says. Then, as stand so close to the course. But if that wasn't enough trouble, the . I'll bet that one watches from a truck simply quit on the second safer spot in future races. lap. They were almost to Check R b M cC h A'n Class 5, and they spent two and a half 7S o at acf ren, tah fi t h th · fi , ran ou o gas on e rs ours ere, trying to gure out l be h t k h dn't bee what was wrong. At least, while ap, causeff t e anl · Tha h nd they messed with their ignition topped O pr<;>per Y • en e ha bl be f th • a power steering, problem on the 1'!'0 em, oneh melinm r O h eksir second lap, then lost the fan belt, pit crew was ust g new s oc d h d h ted · fr th ck d £ an a an over ea engine. om ~ er tru ers, an got iour Finall the block cracked on th fromJ1m Conner, and more from Y, heck d' h e other folks, so they had almost a last lap, at C 3, an e was full set by the time they finally ~mt of th~ ~ace. And then, t? add figu ed t h t th tr. bl insult to mJury, he was DQ d for r ouwa e ouewas. h • dd , They'd changed all the ignition s ort coursing, an oesn t ev~ parts b th d R 'd 1-t know where he made his y en, an uss sru. . talc was just a fluke that they discov- rrus e. ered this little gem. It seems that Jack Zandbergen knows where the broken part was the pin that he made his inistalce, and when; holds the relucter. (If you don't he just wishes someone would know what that is you'll have to have mentioned it to him six mont~ ago. He raced his Class 11 car at the SCORE Riverside event last summer, and, in prac-. tice, stood it on its nose. That crumpled the front fenders so they ' turned under, just at the bottom of the very front, and were rubbing on the tires. So Jack made a quick fix, and cut them off a couple of inches. He raced that way, and won his event. And he's been racing the same car, with the same cut off fenders, ever since. He's had a couple of fairly good finishes, too. But at the Great Moj~ve he finally got' his win. And the tech team lowered the boom and dis-qualified him for those bobbed fenders. Jack said he understands that he was illegal, and that he had to be disqualified. But he doesn't understand why it never came up before. I'll be back next month with Losers from the Mint. See you then. ask someone else. The explana- · -----------------------tion went way over my head.) Russ got in a third lap, but didn't have enough time left to finish Jtis follrth, so he didn't_ even try. In Class 5 Dave Pick broke his transmission on the first lap, and Darryl and Wayne Cook broke the transmission on their 5-1600 on th@ third lap. In Class 3 Todd Clement rolled his Bronco on the first lap when a wheel came apart. It took him a long time to. get going again, and he never did get his second lap finished. In the open Baja Bugs, Lyn Mocaby lost his top and bottom front trailing arms simultane-ously, about six miles before the finish of the first lap, while going through that nasty lumpy stuff. The arms folded back in under the car, which now had no brakes, and he gradually slid to a stop, obviously with very little control of the car, and finally came to a full stop, almost nose to nose with a spectator. I don't know what it talces to convince the spectators that most May 1988 This natty looking 1, . ..,up of Americans went to Paris last winter to compete in a USA vs. France Gran Prix, an indoor meet featuring many heats in micro-mini cars. The events hasppened at the Palais Omnisports in Stade Berey, and the American team consisted of, front row from the left, Lee Wuesthoff and Bob Gray; back row, Wes Harris, Dean Dodd, Olga Vernon, Tony .Didanchini, Glenn Harris and Phil Blwton. They had a good time, but there is no word on which team ultimately won on points. · Dusty Times.

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Jeep Comanche of Mike Lesle on Wrangler AT Radials. Ford Ranger of John Swift on Wrangler MT Radials. Ford Ranger of Dave Ashley on Wrangler AT Radials. LESLE LEADS WRANGLER 1, 2, 3, FINISH.IN CLASS 7 4x4. . . Goodyear Wrangler radials. If you didn't have 'em, you didn't win class 7 4x4 in the SCORE Great Mojave 250. In fact, you didn't place second or third either. Mike Lesle, John Swift and Dave Ashley were the guys on Goodyear Wranglers. And they beat the Mojave and the com-petition to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Dust. It's a constant hazard for the off-road racer. But at the Great Mojave it was compounded by heavy traffic and air that was dead still. Passing became a blind man's art. And when you can't see, you hit some hazards faster than you'd like to .•. and some that you'd rather not hit at all. It makes things especially tough on tires. Lesle claims he took it "easy." Yet, the results show his accelerator foot couldn't have Wrangler MT. The newest . member of the tough Wrangler radial family features a unique unidirectional tread design for maximum off-road performance. strayed too far from the floorboards. Lesle covered the 228-mile course in just 5 hours and 46 minutes in his Wrangler-shod Jeep Comanche. His nearest rival not running on Goodyea,s finished 1 hour and 14 minutes behind. The best news just may be that the Goodyear Wrangler radials used by Lesle, Swift and Ashley are the exact same Wranglers that you can buy at your local Goodyear retailer. They haven't been specially prepared or altered for racing in any way. They're just tough light truck tires made to the high standards of quality and performance that have made Goodyear a dominant force in motorsports the world over. If Wranglers are tough enough to carry three professional race,s through the Mojave, imagine how well they'll perform for you. GOODEi'EAII BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS A DIFFERENCE. ....

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A.D.R.A. Banquet Honors Series' Best · By Daryl Drake Overall Heavy Metal Points Champ, Frank Turben' also won Pro Class 8. The Arizona Desert Racing Association honored the champ-ions of the 1987 Desert Champ-ionship Series a little belatedly this year, but the posh banquet was well worth the wait. A near sell out crowd filled the Grand Ballroom at the Scottsdale Sher-aton Resort, a far cry from the dusty trails of Arizona and Mexico. Overall Points Champion Frank Turben's Chevy truck was on display along with the built to the max Fly-N-Hi pre-runner Chevy, and the A.D.R.A. Rescue Buggy built through industry and racer donations. Videos of the series races played on big screen TVs in each corner, and door prizes ranging from free entries to tires from ii.bout 50 donors lined the walls. Roving Trophy winners Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill (Pro), Robert Gayton (Sportsman), and Bi 11 Krug Sr. (Beginner) were honored first for taking the most Overalls in each division. Ed Beard then received his first of two trophies. Though he had a bad year racing, the Beard's Super-Sea ts stable of cars' finishes earned the "Best Represented Sponsor" award. Overall Points Champions Photos: 3-D Photography · were Pro Frank Turben with 580, Sportsman John Lee at 235, and Beginner Bill Krug Sr. with 14 7. Then came a presentation of Team T / A awards by BFG's Ken Stout after which he announced their '88 program. A.D.R.A. prez Phil Auernheimer then an-nounced other '88 programs, including Mickey Thompson Tires and Armstrong Tires plans to post contingencies. Yours truly as contingency director and land use director kept the crowd awake with a few comments and a behind the scenes video I taped at a filming of an off road episode of NBC's new Overall Pro Buggy Champ, Larry Dimmett won it all in Challenger Class. series "The Highwayman." Then came presentation of the individual class champions tro-phies. In the Pro category, Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill won Class 1, followed by Doc Ingram/ Al Bright and Larry Noel. Dick Patterson was tops in Class 2, next were Poley/Blackmore and then Gary Anderson. Jim Huff won 4x4 honors, with Rich Severson, then Jim Bell trailing on points. Jim Borel topped the 1-2-1600 points followed by Charles Keiffner and Wayne Greene. Pete Sohren took first in Class 5 points, followed by ~ruce Wittig and Pete Wekell, and Larry Weiser won in Class 5-1600 trailed by Greg Burgin and Pete Gannon. Gary Dircks topped the slim Class 7 points list. Frank Turben took the Class 8 honors, followed by Richard Mann and Greg Holman, and John Kelly beat the big field in Class 10, with Greg Oswsky and David Ludtke in second and third. Larry Dim-mett not only won the Pro Chal-lenger Class but he won the over-all points title as well. John Imbriale was second and Pier-pont/ Morrow third in Challenger points. Among the Sportsman classes, Robert Gayton won Class 1 honors, followed by Feldman/ -Harden and Stuart Cafvelage. Keith Alger was tops in Class 2, next came Ron Brown, then Doug Boelman, and Ed Faulkner won 1600 LTD, followed by Jim Covey and Shaun Darr. Clay Clark took the title in Class 5, and Charles Lamar was tops in Class 5-1600. Sportsman Challenger points went to John Lee, followed by Michael · Kuretich and Daryl Knupp. The big Class 10 entry was topped by Jim Allison, fol-lowed by Steve McArthur and Mills/ Miller. In the Beginner Unlimited Class the tide went to Bill Krug. Omar Adams was second and Jeff Hustin was third. Merilyn Brown won Beginner Limited honors, followed by McNelis/ Cassel and . Tony Hooper. . Voted "Sportsman of the Year"wasJohnKelly, "OffRoad Engine Builder of the Year''; Rick Geiser of Complete Performance, "Offroad Pit Support of the Year"; T.U.F. Off Road, "Spon-sor of the Year", Beard's SuperSeats and "Off Road Journalist of the Year", Daryl Drake. Then it was time to do the door-prize drawing and settle down for some upscale bench rac-ing. A.D.R.A. thanks all its sup-porters, large and small, for mak-ing the 1987 series a success and expects a great '88! John Lee won the Sportsman Overall Points, also doing it in a Challenger car. Bill Krug, Sr. won Beginner Overall points and was the Unlimited champ. T.U.F. Off Road's Larry Weiser was awarded Off Road .Pit Support of the Year and presided over the biggest batch of trophies at any table. The new and trim Ed Beard picked up the Best Represented Sponsor of the Year award for Beard's SuperSeats, and it was a big trophy! Page 32 Complete Performance's Rick Geiser was voted the Off Road Engine Builder of the Year award. May 1988 Smiling Dan Foddrill won the Pro Class 1 points championship. Dusty Times

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·Jerry Lowry took home Bracket Four with his Chevy powered Jeep. Dennis Owens tried out Mud Terrains, aired way down, and hooked up well for the Bracket Seven win. This appeared out of the sky, made one ear shattering run and then shot straight up into the sky -towards Jupiter. Really! ICINGM.4..N SAND DRAGS Racers Get Their Kicks. on Route66 By Daryl Drake Photo~: 3-D Photography ·ii\-~ KOf1CC's new Motorsports Park welcomed a near capacity crowd to its picturesque setting alongside old Route 66. Over one hundred competitors were welcomed to the high desert country of Kingman, Arizona, for the "First Annual St. Paddy's Day Desert Sand Drag Nationals," March 17 -20. Hosted by the Kingman Off Road Competition Club (KORCC), the event took place at the new Kingman Motor-sports Park located southwest of town on old" Route 66. But the whole town seemed to be behind NEVADA OFF-ROAD BUGGY N 3 ;.. 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It's great to see a whole commun-ity get caught up in the racers' enthusiasm! Pre-race festivities started Thursday afternoon with a St. _Patrick's Day Parade down Northern Avenue, followed by a kick off party that night at the historic Hotel Beale. Friday saw a combination tech inspection/ car show take place downtown, including live radio broadcasts. Then it was off to the Route 66 Distillery, a cute road-house type establishment jam paclfed with memorabilia of the famous highway. They even have videos of the "Route 66" TV show playing on big screens every-where. This was the site for a · "Green Beer Bash," just the thing to guarantee you'll be ready to list1:_~ to blown alcohol dragsters May 1988 ' ' The " Luck 'o the lnsh" was with Victor Blair as he picked up $1000and the Top Eliminator win after breaking his car's frame on an early run. in the morning. engines roared and the canyon Saturday morning rolled wallsechoed. around too fast, but KORCC got Sand dragging could be called the time trials underway right at the essence of motorsports: reac-8:00 a.m. as advertised. KORCC's tion time, acceleration and high rules are the classic bracket drag speeds. ft doesn't have the tire~ racing rules: Go for itin time trials smoking burnouts of asphalt and dial in· your "breakout" time. drags but more than makes up for Then race elimination· style 'til it with 50 foot high, 300 foot long only the winner is left. Racers had sand rooster tails. to run both Saturday and Sunday After another round of specials to be eligible to win. at nearly eve,,- watering hole in The breakout time keeps a Kingman Saturday night, those racer from sandbagging and that remained made it out to the makes consistency a prime factor. final round of eliminations. Spec-Du.ring time trials the racer tators nearly filled the 100 yard determines his breakout to long grandstand and the shut-determine his bracket. If he then down fence was lined with pick-goes faster than that time during ups full of families. eliminations, he's automatically Everyone got a thrill, but none DQ'd. The race, only 100 yards bigger than Victor Blair when he long, is over in a flash, and even in ran a record matching 2.87 in the the slower brackets "If you cool morning air and then really snooze-you lose." took off. "This ·morning I had a KORCCestimatesover$50,000- little difficulty on that run. We in materials and hundreds of must have been running 120 mph hours in volunteer labor went when we came off the end of the into the track, and it shows. They track and went airborne a little had grandstand seating for 1200, bit, which makes it kinda hard to an expertly prepped all sand strip, brake. It got rough down there state of the art electronic timing towards the rocks and we broke system, and even flush toilets! the frame in two. At least we Eliminations' began in the didn't hit the tires (at the end of-afternoon. I'll have to admit it's the shutdown area)." . been years since I've been to a Since he'd won his race, Blair sand drag, but I was still and crew went to work at a fever impressed at the sophistication of pitch to repair the car and they the technology. Turbocharged, brought the blown alcohol V-8 nitrous "injected and supercharged rail back to take the Top Elimina-"Kingman Kong" made his appearance and gave youngsters of all ages a laugh. 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The always competitive D.L. King had to settle for second in Pro The view from the VIP/timing tower as two racers streaked down Larry Stevens' Bracket Three winning Jeep kicks'up the sand. Comp but looked great doing it against the V-Bs in his Deana's the 100 yards of sand. Oynosaurs/Rimco motored rail. Le,; Laws had it all go his way to take the Pro Comp win in his Chevy powered rail. tor (3:59 or faster) win, $1000 and be back next year." and a handsome trophy with a Tom Erb, of Phoenix and Las back up run to defend his Vegan Duane Shields tied for KORCC record holder status. second in Top Eliminator and "Everything went pretty good split the $500 purse. after all," smiled the Richmond, In Pro Comp (3:60 to 3:89) California based Blair. "We ran Phoenician Les Laws' Chevy better times in the mornings. dragster shut down D.L. King's With the high altitude and after-"World's Fastest Naturally Aspi-noon temperatures, we were rated VW" when Laws caught slower. But it's a good track, and King napping, winning with a good people to work with out quicktimeof3:80toKing's3.82. here. Laws picked up $890, King $460. Thanks to my pit crew. BracketOne(3:90to4:19)saw They're real dedicated and I Steve Liggett get the holeshot on couldn't do it without 'em. We_ fellow Nevadan Brad Krumley to really appreciate the people here win with a slower 4: 14 to the lat-in. Kingman, they're s~per. W e . ter's 4:07. Both drove Chevys. enJoyed the race and we 11 be sure Kevin Funk took the Bracket Nevadan Steve Liggett was tops in Bracket One with a time of 4:14. Kevin Funk (far lane) won this showdown to take the Bracket Two competition title. Dusty Times Two ( 4:20 to 4:49) competition with a 4:25 in his Chevy powered Jeep to edge out Bruce Vomacka and his Jeep's 4:27. This pair also hails from Las Vegas. It boiled down to a Mopar 440 Jeep and a VW Buggy in Bracket Three ( 4:50 to 4:84) and Larry Stevens' big block outran Andy Connell's four banger, 4:58 to 4:67. Bracket Four (4:85 to 5:19) was won by Jerry Lowry and his Z-28 Jeep with a 5:02. Sedona, Arizona's Cycle Pitcher screamed on his Yamaha Banshee 4-wheel A TV to run a 5:22 and beat Na-vadan Carl Carlton and his Chevy Jeep's 5:32 and earn the Bracket Five (5:20 to 5:59) win. Kingman'sown 14yearold Lee Latim~ _was jus~_fast enough in KORCC prez. Roy Latimer's Chevy-Opel to take Bracket Six ( 5 :60 to 5:99) honors over Denny Ryan and his turbocharged VW Baja, 5:79 to 5:80. The· home-town contingent sure roared when Lee shot ahead as Ryan's Bug bogged before the boost hit. Also calling Kingman home is Bracket Seven (6:00 to 6:49) co-winner Dennis Owens who tied with Don Thompson of Fallon, Nevada for the class win. Bill Uri was second. And in Bracket Eight (6:50 to 7:30), Bob Summers (surpris--ingly to me) won with his 4-stroke Honda A TV against Steve Hirsch and his two-stroke Suzuki Quad. Making impressive exhibition runs both days was Scat Trac's turbocharged, nitrous injected V-6 trike. The rider of an ICBM would probably have more con-trol. This thing took off like Mex-ican fireworks! ,.. D.L. King, who's run most of the better sand courses around, summed the event up like this: "Well, the facility's great and the people here putting on the event did a wonderful job -and you .can't say enough about 'em! We enjoyed the racing. This is a real sand track and it's smooth, and the!e's plenty of hookup here. It's great!" KORCC has a year long sched-ule of sand drags planned and is adding a circle track/, off-road course. Maybe they'll som~day host the Off Road World Champ-ionships. It won't be for lack of trying. · legal Fuel Bladders As low As $182.00 Approved by: FIA, IMSA, NHRA, SCCA, SCORE, USAC and HDRA -·• Custom Fuel Bladders • Fuel Tanks • Standard Fuel Bladders . • Refueling Equipment • Budget Fuel Cells "let us know what you want. We can do it." (714) 897-2858 (800) 433-6524 (Outside California) Call or write for free catalog 5271 Business Drive, Huntington' Beach, CA 92649 May 1988 Page 35 I j .i l ·

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CHAff AHOOCHEE FOREST PRO RALLY Sprechen Sie Deutsch, By Tom Grimshaw . Ya'all? Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Rod Millen and Harry Ward came into well deserved glory in Georgia, winning the rally outright, the first time a Group A car like the Mazda 323 4WD has won overall 6n ,an SCCA National Pro Rally. When I first visited Helen, Georgia, back in 1983, I heard the story of how a little town in North Georgia (population about 500) was transformed from a dying farm community into a bustling tourist attraction. Seems a local fellow went off to Europe to study art. Some years later he returned to Helen for a visit. As a favor to a local shop owner, he painted the facade of a building to resemble the ones he'd seen in little Bavar-ian villages. The town fathers, seeking a way to revitalize the area, met with the visitor and decided to revamp the entire town to match the work he'd done on the single shop. The local boy stayed on and did much of the original painting and decorating. Today, folks visit the Alpine village of Helen, Georgia by the thousands. They raise their beer steins and voices in the outside restaurants, eye the Georgian frauleins, and buy souvenirs imported from The O Id Country. Helen, Georgia is now the site of one of the major hot air balloon races in the U.S., and the host of. the Mazda Chattahoochee Forest PRO Rally, opening round in the 1988 SCCA National Champion-ship Series. The Chattahoochee first ran as a Divisional PRO Rally in Febru-ary, 1983. Doug Shepherd and I had it won until we brushed a tire off on the final stage and allowed Jon Woodner and Virginia Reese to take a very close win. The rally was slated to become a National the following year but organizer, Martin George, ran into some very frustrating red tape -no one could decide who "owned" the roads in the Chatta-_hoochee National Forest. The 930 CV COOLERS Page 36 Dissipating the heat build up in your 930 C\,s can be a big problem in all types of off road racing. Excessive heat can cause failure due to exceeding grease drop point temperatures, which reduces lubrication and increases harmful friction. These new aluminum-flanged coolers bolt right on, and can produce a temperature drop of up to 100° F. The surface cooling area is six times greater than the 930 CV by itself. All this for just . . $3995 1826 North 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85009 (602) 272-9333 Georgia Highway Patrol, the local Sheriff's Department, the Na-tional Forestry Service, and a pig farmer living in the middle of Stage 2, all claimed to have final authority over the forest roads. It was the same year I acted as SCCA PRO Rally Manager. I spent a week in Atlanta and Helen, trying to sort out the mess. I spent days in state government offices, got promises of help from everyone I spoke to, had good rapport with the Governor's representative - and got abso-lutely nowhere. Without written permissions to use the forestry roads, we were forced to cancel the rally. In 1985 Martin finally got road use permits, subject to certain terms -he had to post a fire team on et1ery tum of et1ery stage! The good folks of Georgia understood racing at Road Atlanta but couldn't fathom racing in the mountains on dirt roads without Armco safety bar,&_iers. In 1987 the Mazda Chatta-hoochee finally happened again. It was voted best Divisional PRO Rally of the year and Shepherd and I gained a measure of revenge by winning it in a Dodge GLH, despite a roll on the final stage. So, after five years of hard work, the Mazda Chattahoochee Forest PRO Rally finally debuted as a national championship event on February 26, 1988. The road control problem had been settled in favor of the National Forestry Service, who, it was rumored, collected a very hefty management fee from the organizers. But they didn't take their money and run. They pro-vided rangers and radio control for every stage and every specta-tor area. Indeed, they held such tight rein over the event it often slowed the competition to a stand still. As one good ol' boy said to me, during a long holdup at a start control, "I don't know why you're in such a damn hurry. May 1988 Jon Woodner and John Bellefleur took the Open Class title in the Peugeot, but their early overall 'lead went away, and they were second, just 59 seconds behind. Ya'all got all night and I'm getting paid double-time." Then he rested his hand on his pearl handled .44 Magnum and spit tobacco juice on my white Raebok's. The Chattahoochee was also the debut of John Buffum as the new SCCA PRO Rally Manager. After winning everything there was to win in the U.S., for as long as anyone can remember, JB went into retirement this year, and took me with him. His move into management may well prove to be the best thing that has ever hap-. pened to our sport. My retire-ment will probably bring a loud sigh of relief from organizers who can stop worrying about my mess-ing w.ith the minds of their control workers. The Chattahoochee was the first National PRO Rally ever to be held in the Southeast and many teams were not ready to take the long trip to Georgia in February. But twenty-nine teams did show, including all the big guns who are seriously seeking national champ-ionships in the three classes. The mountain roads of North-ern Georgia are extremely twisty and often quite rough. Total overall average speed for the stages is down around 40 mph'. h's definitely a "drivers" course, rather than a "power" course. One stage was so rough, JB can-celled it before the rally began. One other was questionable, but he left it in after we drove it sev-eral times during our course checkout. Rod Millen and Harry W ard, driving a beautifully prepared, factory sponsored, Group A Mazda 323 4WD, are favored to be the team to beat in '88. Only Jon Woodner, in his Open Class, Group B Peugeot 205 T16, is a reasonable threat to Millen and Ward. Bruno Kreibich and Clark Bond could apply some pressure with their Open Class Group B Audi Quattro, but Bruno loves the role of "gentleman rallyist" and isn't comfortable runfiing at 100 percent. At the finish line of the first mountain stage, it appeared that W oodner came to flame. He bear the Millen Mazda by twenty-two seconds - a huge amount of time for a single stage! But later in the evening, Millen told me he blew a head gasket halfway through the opening stage and couldn't run at full power for fear of overheating. A few minutes later, W oodner told me the Peugeot suffered from a mid-range misfire and he couldn't run at full power. &ch driver asked me not to tell the other about their problems. In truth, each was-testing their excuse for not winning. And so it went throughout the night. Millen and Woodner ran every stage only a few seconds apart. Despite their problems they still finished ten minutes in front of th~ competition. Rod Millen and Harry Ward made the event sponsors happy. They won the Mazda Chatta-hoochee Forest Rally in a Mazda, 59 seconds in front of second place Jon Woodner's Peugeot. It marked the first ever national vic-tory for a Group A car in the U.S. The Kreibich Quattro threat never materialized. The Audi's engine spit up on the opening stage and the team DNFed. Bruno later told me he had figured out the problem. At the last event, the Quattro had laid on its roof for four hours. He reckoned oil ran uphill and softened a critical drive belt. Not even an Audi Quattro can lay on its head for four hours without suffering some conse-quences. California Valley Boy, Chad DiMarco, is back with Subaru this year. He has a new hair do and a new co-driver, Erick Hauge. If it weren't for Rod Millen, Chad could probably win the Group A championship in 1988. But as it is, his Subaru RX Turbo cannot stay with the Mazda 323 over the long haul. Still, Chad put iri. one of Californians Chad Di Marco and Erick Hauge took to t_he Georgia woods well in the Subaru, and finished third overall and second in Group A. Dusty Times

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his best ever drives in Georgia, to come in third overall and second in class. Canadian, Niall Leslie, domin-ated Production Class throughout the night. His mad dashes across the rough car breaking sections, caused his closest rival, Guy Light, to shake his head in wonder. But, at the start control of the final stage, the bashing finally took its toll on Leslie's Toyota Corolla. He had holed the radi-ator at a stream crossing. He scrambled about gathering all the liquids he could beg, borrow, or steal ( including the melted con-tents of my cooler) and limped to the finish in sixth overall and second in P Class. Light hammered the final stage to take the Production Class win - a good beginning for defense of his 1987 P Class Championship. Usually one expects Doug Shep-herd to win Production GT Class, despite the fact he lost the class championship to Dan and Betty Gilliland on the final event in 1987. But it appears Shepherd's luck has run out. Early in the evening the gearbox in his Dodge Shadow began to consume itself. He coasted the final miles of one stage, lost his service crew, found enough gears to continue on, and finally parked in the woods, a DNF. With Shepherd gone, the New York team of Bob Henderson and Gail McGuire caught fire. They made up a ninety second deficit on Henry and Cynthia Kroli-kowski and won the class by three minutes. Californians, Bill Holmes and Jim Rogers, were the stars of the Chattahoochee, according to the local spectators. The roar of their monstrous Ford pickup truck delighted the tobacco chewers. One forest ranger told me he just loved to see that big ol' truck with the squishy tires eat up those itty-bitty faggot furrin cars. Holmes and Rogers proved that a well prepared off road truck, properly driven, could compete in a PRO Rally, as they surprised everyone and finished a very fine fourth overall. Holmes told me during the dinner stop that he is scheduled to run the same truck, with added four wheel drive and a killer engine, in this year's Pike Peak Hillclimb. Based on his drive in Georgia, he should surprise some folks in Colorado this summer. So the opening event in the '88 championships is now history. But what about Buffum's first outing as Der Rallye Fuhrer? Based on personal observat~ons during the weekend, JB did an excellent job. He attacked the Bill Holmes and Jim Rogers wheeled the California bred Ford pickup through the tight woods just fine, were second in Open Class and fourth overall. Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt took the Production Class lead on the final stage, and held it in the VW G Tl to the finish, and they were also a fine fifth overall. Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell led Production Class most of the way, but a holed radiator dropped them to second in class and sixth overall. Tim O'Neil, from New Hampshire, and Martin Headland, from Alberta are a long distance team, but they drove the Vo/ks to third place in Group A. management of an event with the same fervor and dedication he displayed throughout his very successful driving career. He was present at every start control, ..;olved every problem (and there were several), cancelled a stage immediately when an EMT did not arrive on time, spoke South-ernese to the rangers when it was necessary, and generally kept things moving along. The Chattahoochee finished two minutes over its published time schedule! Scores were posted less than one hour after the first car finished the event -and required not a single correction. I cannot recall the last time that happened on a National PRO Rally. There was a moment when it finally occurred to JB and I that after twenty years of abusing our-selves in rally cars we had finally become "spectators". We were dashing along a highway, running to meet the cars at a finish control, eating cookies and splitting a Coke, when we spotted the driv-ing lights of several cars snaking their way along a very high cliff road. Buffum said, "You know, it's a lot more comfortable down here than being up there, with our asses always hanging over the edge. Maybe this isn't going to be so bad after all." More off-road races are won on Bilsteins than any other shock absorber, period. llltC\ lilM::) Bl.5'IIIN •BORN TO PERFORM~ BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 Henry and Cynthia Krolikowski led GT Class for a time, but their Dodge ended up second in the class, ninth overall at the end of the rally. For additional technical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. Dusty Times May 1988 Pag~ 37 ..

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""' PAC IAIA DEL NORTE SERIES The Yokohama/Trick Millican 150 By Leonard Day Plwtos: Harvey Otterstrom John Winkes flew around the course lap after lap, slowing only with one flat tire. Winkes, from Everett, WA, took the • overall victory in the quick time of 4:52.44. Millican Valley, Oregon is about as peaceful as any valley you could find on this good old earth. The races held here have strict regulations to adhere to, set forth by the good judgement of Mr. Berry Phelps of the Bureau of Land Management, and all the powers that be. One of the requirements is strict attention to the time of year, since the area 'is the strutting ground for thous-ands of sage grouse. The time set aside by the administrators is between September 15 and March 15 for all organized events in the woods. PAC Racing went back to two events a year in Milli-can Valley, and March 12, 1988 was set for the date of the first event in the entire series at Milli-can Valley. One never knows what to ex-pect in the weather department at Millican in the spring, but this year we couldn't haye asked for better racing conditions. It was a bit dusty at times when the wind died down, but the small turnout of racers had no problems. The temperature early in tl}e morning was down in the middle 20s. One West Coast Distributor fOII •· l l:EWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/ 873-1962 OUR PRICE . $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available McKenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 818/ 764-6438 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 38 should have had an oil filter stand, and a small fortune could have been made replacing the filters that blew off in the cold. By the time the race started at 10:00 a.m., the temp was around 55° and rose to a very pleasant 70° by mid afternoon. The race dis-tance was 264 miles, eight laps over a 33 mile course with a seven hour time limit. The course is typ-ical desert terrain, but can be compared somewhat to a minia-ture Baja, with some fast·stretches mixed in with rocky patches here and there. It even has a famous silt bed with an either/ or sign. But one side is usually no better than the other. The route has a small elevation gain that goes up for a short trek through a pine forest that commands a lot of attention when driving through it. So far in all the years, 14 years here, no one has nailed a tree, stump or boulder, or at least they haven't admitted to it. The course also features a few gates that take a little caution to ~et through, and the price tag is $50 for replace-ment, so the end of the race usu-ally finds them standing still. Usually ... After a quiet day at registration and tech inspection, the starting positions were drawn for the next day's event. Phil LaPlante drew first blood. The small number of entries allowed an easy start at one minute intervals. In all a mere 20 cars took the green flag. John Winkes fired his Mazda powered single, seater second off the line and he virtually ran away and hid from everybody. The third car in the three car class of Pro Buggies was the newly built Hi Jumper two seater ofJim Caudle, driven off the line by Bill Ballester and his son Billy. After one lap Winkes had a 12 minute lead on the next car through, that of A.J. Kielian in the 1600 class. LaPlante was exper-iencing problems on the first lap, as was Ballester. LaPlante finally managed to finish two laps, but May.1988 Jim Caudle and Bill Ballester had on.going shock'problems, but they got in four of the eight laps for second place in combined Classes 1, 2 & 5. Phil LaPlante started strong, first off the line, but oil line woes cost him the engine, and he ended up third in the Open Class ranks. was about f 7 miles into the third after driving a half a lap with a flat when an oil line let go. He virtu- tire, he still managed a nifty class ally oiled down the desert for a and overall victory in 4:52.44. ways before cooking an engine. Next off the line were the Pro Ballester, meanwhile, was exper-1600 Class buggies, three strong iencing shock disaster on the rear led by Joe Chainey's entry, and of the new buggy, breaking off driven by his daughter Diane three on the first lap and two on Hamilton. Second away was Russ each of the next two laps. Jim Lierman, followed by A.J. Kielian Caudle took the wheel to get in a driving a newly acquired single few laps with a new co-driver, seat Funco SS2. All three cars fin-Duane Pray, but the nagging ished the required eight laps in shock breakage continued and good time, withA.J. recording the they lost four more shocks on the third fastest overall time at next two laps. Running out of 5:47.24. Kielian reported a trou-sp.ares was the end of the day for hie free race from wire to wire. them. Hamilton struggled a bit on the John Winkes, meanwhile·, con- first lap with a flat tire, but she tinued his.dominating ways. Even came back to finish second, less ---~------~-,:;:,~~~ A.J. Kielian reported no troubles at all, and he led the Pro 1600 Class all eight laps in his newly acquired Funco SS2, and was third overall . Diane Hamilton drove Joe Chainey's Pro 1600 fast, and despite a flat tire she finished a strong second in class and a great fifth overall. Dusty Times

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-Former 3-Wheeler racer Randy Branson had troubles with the air cleaner and lost the trans, but he went far enough to place second in Sportsman Buggies. Greg Peters was the only Sportsman 4x4 entry, but the Salem, OR driver covered all his required laps in the Bronco to earn his trophy. Out for fun, the team of Fred Ankeny, Gene Patchin, Garth Ankeny and Joe Copening drove the Baja Bug pre-runner to third in Sportsman Buggies. than ten minutes behind. The Lierman brothers had a few minor bugs hamper them, and were back on time but they finished in third. You want a good race in a 4x4? The racers that herd these mon-sters in the Pacific Northwest are the best around. Take a vacation to the Northwest and bring your heavy iron and do battle with them. It will be an experience you won't forget. Nine Pro 4x4s left the line with Don Monk leading the way. Six of the nine finished the required eight laps in the seven hours, and two of the remaining three were still running at the bell. Dale Jinkerson had a good first Russ and Bruce Lierman had some nagging problems on course,-but they covered all eight laps and finished third in the Pro 1600 Class. Gordon Scott came from Portland, OR to claim the Class 4 victory in his fla t fender Jeep. Scott stopped only once for fuel, and his time of 5:49.00 was good for fourth overall. Robert Murphy had tons of trouble, mostly before the race, but desite a late start he drove the Chevy pickup to a keen second in Pro 4x4 Class. The Phil Dean/Bob Lehrer Bronco sets up tor a corner on a real Oregon desert trail, and the Portland team took third in Class 4, in a close dice. Hank Williams and numerous other' drivers took the two seater to the win in Sportsman Buggy ranks, and despite many stops for new drivers, the team was second overall in the race. Dusty Times lap and then experienced serious problems and had to put the rig on the trailer. Monk, from Rich-land, WA, made several stops on the course to retrieve sheet metal, and did only seven laps before call-ing it a day when the time ran out. Bob Nyeste, from Kamloops, ( continued on page 41) PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. ANNOUNCES THEIR LINE OF NEW HELMETS * Standard Voyager w/90° Hose Fitting * Deluxe Voyager w/molded Air Inlet * Super Deluxe Voyager Red/Silver or Black/Silver. w/molded Air Inlet ALL NEW STYLE HELMETS - '85 SNELL APPROVAL RACHET SHIELD - MUCH LIGHTER - MORE NOSE ROOM ALSO AVAILABLE DRINKERS - KOOL PAC'S - MR 4000 LEXAN SHIELDS GLASS OVERLAY SHIELDS - 4' & 8' HOSES - FIL TEAS PUMPER MOTORS - CUSTOMER CONVERSIONS Plus! A Full Line of Simpson Safety Products. May 1988 PARKER PUMPER . HELMET CO. 9371 Kramer St. , Unit G & H Westminster, Calif. 92683 714/894-8332 Page 39

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~ , Roger Priegel noses into the course in his MSD buggy, but he carried on to take the overall victory in the seven car Beginner category. Jack Day came from Dallas to race in Beginner Class, and he went fast enough to place second, about seven minutes behind the winner. Tom Gillett and Max Bennett stayed close on time in their winged rail buggy, and they finished a good third in the Beginner three lapper. MIDWEST on ROAD BAJA SERIES The Red Sands Baja 150 By Clint Miller Photos: Clint and Patsy Miller Rick Vasquez is one of the race organizers, and he also drives fast. Rick won the Pro Division and overall by over eleven minutes, and had no troubles at all. The Off Road Racing Associa-tion of Texas held its second annual Red Sands Baja 150 desert race on March 5th and 6th. This was also the first of the Midwest Offroad Baja Points Series events in 1988. Entries came from Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Dem-ing and Alamogordo in New Mex-ico, Phoenix and Tucson in Ari-zona, and from the Texas cities of Dallas, Midland, Odessa, and the host city of El Paso. The race consisted of five laps of a 23 mile route, roughly 150 miles, with a four hour cut off CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER.HOUSE K & N FILTERS - RAPID COOL TRI MIL-SUG PACK BILSTEIN - CENTERLINE -CIBIE HEWLAND - PORSCHE TURBO C/ V BEARD SEATS - PARKER PUMPER YOKOHAMA TIRES - SUPER TRAPP GEM GEARS-KYB SHOCKS-SWAY-A-WAY TRANSAXLE PARTS -KC HILITES -McKENZIE AIR FIL J"ERS - WRIGHT PLACE - DURA BLUE ULTRA BOOT -NEAL PRODUCTS CENTER LINE ", .. , .... ,, ' \ OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 1 :30 p.m. IPF I BEFORE YOU BUY-TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I 1294S-SHERMAN WAY - NO. HOLLYWOOD.CA 9160S (818) 765-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page 40 ,-time. The course, which was set up by Joe Vasquez and friends, was described as "a rough mother, etc., etc., with lots of sand, rocks, long straight stretches and too many whoop-de-doos" by many. The day before the race started the tough course had already taken a toll on the cars. Some of the drivers pre-ran the course. One unfortunate was Carlos Ser-rano, from Tucson, who burned out the clutch about eight miles from the pits, making it a long walk back and putting himself out of the race indefinitely. Joey Vas-quez had trouble also, breaking the left front spindle on his buggy about a half mile out from the main pits. So, on Saturday morning, race day, only seventeen cars were left out of the entry capable of racing. Of the seventeen, only nine bug-gies made it through the five laps to the checkered flag. First off the line was Clifford Walker, of Odessa, followed by Joe Leyva, from El Paso. Tunie Molina, of Las Cruces, came next with Rick Vasquez, of El Paso, fourth in line followed by Robert Gaytan of Albuquerque. These five made up the field for the Pro Class. Sadly, Tunie Molina was · the first one out of the race. His new car broke an axle only 150 yards from the start. At the end of the first lap Rick Vasquez was in front of the _pack, May 1988 Robert Gaytan had some fuel problems with his new Chaparral, and he took second overall honors at the flag, despite other troubles on course. turning the fastest lap of the day at 41 mph. Just 1 ½ minutes behind Rick was Clifford Walker in his Sprint Chassis Class 10 car, fol-lowed by Robert Gaytan in his new Chaparral buggy. Joe Leyva had some trouble with the timing, and fell into fourth place. As the cars came in for the fin-ish of the second lap Vasquez was still in the lead with Gaytan, who was having trouble with the fuel tank pick up tube and getting stuck in the sand, three minutes behind. At this point in the race the pit steward, Robert Christian, called a halt, stopping all drivers, because a rock quarry nearby had started blasting. There was a fif-teen minute interval while the blasting was going on, which gave everyone a chance to check their buggies and try to fix the ones that had broken down. Walker ended up blowing his transmission after checkpoint 4 during the second lap. Leyva was still in the running until the fourth lap, when he came to the pit infield and broke a front shock absorber. Luckily, he was right by his pit crew. · The race continued with Rick Vasquez having no problems whatsoever, and he took the over~ Long time desert racer Joe Leyva had some mechanical trouble en route, but he drove his Funco hard enough to take third overall at the finish. Gerald Miller started last among the Sportsman, but he passed them all to win in his Open Class MSD backed home built, and win overall too. Dusty Times

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Mark Traversy, from Las Creces, NM, took the overall victory on Sunday aboard a Yamaha 250, with an average speed of 39 mph. Randy Morrill, of El Paso, got the win in the Pro Quad Class, a very close battle, and it was the first Pro race ever for Randy. Clifford Walker, of Odessa, looked strong in the early part of the Pro race, but his Spirit Chassis Class 10 car went out with trans trouble. all victory with an average speed of 37 mph. Robert Gaytan, from Albuquerque, finished second with an average speed of 35 mph, and Joe Leyva came in third. mak-ing it one and three for El Paso drivers. In the Sportsman Class, Kevin 0 'Hara was first off the line in his 1-1600 Funco buggy, followed by Doug Webber in his Unlimited MSD Fierro buggy. W ebber also blew his transmission only 100 yards from the green flag, and that put him out for the remainder of the race. Vern Goudy was next in his Class 10 Funco, but he too went out of the race, having prob-lems from the start and losing it after Checkpoint 4. Dave and Bill Barkdoll, of Phoenix, did well in their Chenowth two seater Pinto powered buggy, until an axle broke just before Checkpoint 5. Gerald Miller. started last in Sportsman action, and he passed all the drivers on the first lap in his . MSD home built buggy and took · first place in the Open Sportsman Class. Miller was asked what his secret to winning was, and he was quoted as saying "Go Fast!" Kevin O'Hara had condensor problems during the race but took second place. The Beginner group started with David Robinson, of El Paso, first away, followed by Jack Day of Dallas, with Fred \V°urdeman riding shotgun. Roger Priegel, in another MSD buggy, came next, followed by Tom Gillett and Max Bennett, of El Paso, who were sponsored by Hewlett Packard Computers of El Paso. Abel Gomez was behind them followed by Gilbert Sancido. Lasi: in line was Tony Vasquez. Roger Priegel, of El Paso, took the victory in the Beginner Class. Jack Day was second and Tom Gillett and Max Bennett took third place. Fourth went to Abel Gomez, followed by David Robinson, Tony Vasquez and last but not least, Gilbert Sancido in seventh place. On Sunday the bikes and A TVs took to the same course the cars ran on Saturday, and by now it was a bit used up. There were 62 in this entry. The Pros would run six laps of the 23 mile route, Sportsman would run four laps and the Beginners had to cover three laps. Mark Tarversy came from Las Cruces, NM to take the overall victory aboard a Yamaha 250 with an average speed of 39 mph. In second was Eddie Hernandez, of Deming, NM, while Juan Pena of DC Yamaha in El Paso was third in the Pro Open Bike com-bined class. Randy Morrill placed first over last year's winner-Eddie Weaden, who was second in the Quad Pro Class. James V. Polidan placed third in a real close race. O.O.R.A. wishes to thank the following companies and people for helping put this race together and for their support: Tom Gillett and Hewlett Packard for supply-ing the computer, Timo Carreon for operating it, Pepsi, Rabbit House, Mr. Yamaha, Total Tan, 4 Play Truck Club, and the Jeep Club for manning all the check-points. Thanks also to Stan and Kathy Reed and friends for help-ing with the scoring. W e hope to see everyone again at the upcom-ing events in this series. Jack Mamo journeyed from Langley, B.C. to race, got his Jeep working well enough to finish eight laps for fourth in the close Pro 4x4 race. Ed Burnap and Kent Bennedetti had major mechanical down time on lap 7, but they got the Bronco going again to finish, fifth in Pro Class 4. Californian Don Roemer gave the Oregon desert a try in his tidy Chevy pickup, had mid-race problems, but finished sixth in the Pro 4x4 ranks. MILLICAN ·150 (from page 49) B.C., spent loads of time in the pits repairing broken shocks, and the clock eventually ran out. Even though he did the eight laps, only seven of them counted. Don Roemer and crew drove from Sebastopol, CA, and they had their hands full completing eight laps, but they did and fin-ished sixth. Some minor prob-lems on th_e third and fifth laps kept them out of the money, but they got the checkered with less than five minutes to go on the time limit. Ed Burnap and Kent Bennedetti, both from Corvallis, OR, dropped into fifth on the seventh lap when mechanical problems took about 25 minutes to fix.Jack Mamo, from Langley, B.C., was late arriving Friday night and worked on the equip-ment until the wee hours in the morn. He seemed to get all the bugs worked out and finished a respectable fourth. Mind you, when running with this group, in order to win, you have to be right on the wire or someone will slip in and beat you. Phil Dean and Bob Lehrer drove their Portland, OR based Bronco to third place, just three minutes out of second. Robert Murphy, out of Kent, WA, had a myriad of "Murphies Laws" to Four Sportsman buggies came contend with. First, six miles to race and have a good time, and from home a flat tire. Back home they sure did. Hank Williams to get another tire. Shortly before came with a truck load of enthusi-arriving at Millican, another flat, astic drivers, co-drivers, and on with the spare. Then, upon helpers. Most everybody got in arrival and about to begin a hot the car at one time or another. lap, it was discovered that the tow Even with all the stops for driver over Mount Hood had frozen the changes, they still managed to water in the brand new block, come out on top in the class, and Crack City! A welder was found posted a second place overall time in town, and they arrived at the of 5:36.13. Randy Branson, of course again late Friday after-Burien, WA, came in second with noon. Now, another hot lap a car he has owned only a few attempt, now a broken stud in a weeks. Randy just moved up from rocker assembly, and another trip the ranks of three wheeler racers to town. Back in the morning to and he will do well once he figures warm the rig up, only this time off out how to keep the air cleaner on came the fan belts, and another the carb. His cleaner got lost in the trip to town just minutes before desert, but Randy managed to the race started. The rig was fashion a new one out of a pop finally ready, but Murphy missed can, duct tape and his stocking. his assigned starttime and fell into Well, it worked until the trans-the late arrival slot. All this hap- mission gave up, anyway, but his pened, and Robert Murphy still three laps time was good for placed second in class, only 14 second place. minutes off the winning pace. The team of Fred Ankeny, The 4x4 victory went to Gor-Gene Patchin, Garth Ankeny and don Scott, from Portland, OR, Joe Copening, (Copening will get driving his trusty, old but reliable, in anything) all had a good time in flat fender. Scott's time of their Class 5-1600 pre-runner 5:49.00 also earned him a fourth made into a race car. They fin-place overall on time. Gordon's ished three laps and placed third. only down time was on the fifth Not so lucky this time was Scotty lap when he stopped for a slug of Holt, who only finished one lap. fuel. Consistency is the name of But, he won two tires from Yoko-Scott's race plan, and all the laps, hama in a drawing before the race. with the exception of the fuel Only one Sportsman 4x4 stop, were within seconds of each showed up this time, and that was other. Greg Peters from Salem, OR. Greg finished all four of his re-quired laps. His comment last fall, after finishing only a half a lap, was that he was coming back to do better. Well he did, and this is how we get so many good racers. Next in the PAC Baja del Norte Series is the event at Horn Rapid& ORV Park in Richland, WA. It is 240 miles on a 20 mile track right in the city limits of Richland. It happens on April 22-23, and we will have that report in the next is.s_ue BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the C. V,s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C. V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. joints. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C. V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV C.V.s are threaded 3/ 8-24. All axles and bells for Type II can be threaded 3/ 8-24 or stock 8 mm threads. pitch threads. 10 mm -1. 5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. 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• THE SNORE BOffOM DOLLAR The Herbst Boys Win the Big Season Opener Photos: Charlie Grunden Troy and Tim Herbst started out fast, and they led every lap in the Class 2 Chenowth to score the overall victory by five minutes, doing eight laps in 3:41.51. SNORE opened the 1988 sea-son with a tremendous entry in the Bottom Dollar race last Feb-·ruary. The 25 mile course started and finished near Apex Highway, about 15 miles northeast of Las Vegas, and the trails were familiar for those who raced the Mint 400 in this area. A resounding entry of 56 starting cars caused some con-cern, because of the short route and a decided lack of wind on the otherwise beautiful, sunny desert day. The heavier than normal entry showed primarily in both the Unlimited (Class 1 and 2) group and the Challenger Class, who this year are competing for a greater share of prize and points money by paying a higher entry fee. A goodly amount of Cali-fornia drivers were on hand, and a few from Arizona also swelled the ranks for the event. SNORE President Tommy Ford conducted the drivers' meet-. ing and he announced, "We don't have any time penalties here. If you are off the course you'll be disqualified." With the large entry, traffic jams were expected on course, but race steward Bill _ Shapley iterated that short cours-ing would not be tolerated, and ·that there were plenty of spotters on the route. The program began at 7 a.m. when Jerry and Glenda Magnuson again presented the traditional pancake breakfast, compliment-ary to all in the area, that has been a feature of the Bottom Dollar race. Despite the huge turnout, they all got registered in good time, and the race started at 10:02 a.m., only two minutes late. Unlimited, Class 10, and Class 1-2-1600 needed eight laps for an official finish, and the other classes were required to cover six laps. The U nlimiteds were first away with one· car leaving every 15 seconds. Aaron Hawley was the first one around, but actually fourth on elapsed time. Troy and Tim Herbst had the lead in their two seater at 27 .05, followed by Gold Coast winner Brian Collins, 27.23, James Barbeau/Grant Garban, 27 .43 and Hawley, 27 .45. Only two of the 13 starters were missing. The leaders completed two laps iQ less than an hour ,.still led by the IT'S SUMMERS BROS. FOR THE FINEST IN OFF-ROAD PRO[)UCTS! . WE PAY CONTINGENCIES FOR SCORE ANO HORA EVENTS! Page 42 SEND $3.00 FOR YOUR DIRT RACER'S CATALOG!. ~i£M:e~ ~~OTH~~(b 530 South Mountain Avenue Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 Herbst Chenowth with total ET of 54.06. Collins was in with 55.24, and the Hawleys were close at 55.45. Greg Heinrich went missing on lap 2. After three rounds Troy Herbst continued to lead the pack, now with over three minutes in hand over Brian Collins. Hawley had an hour's worth of trouble and dropped from contention. Kenny Krumme, fourth after two laps, rolled, and took hours to get home. Now fighting for third were Rex Lewis/ Al Belval and Doc Ingram/Bill Kreitlow, merely seconds apart. Missing were Californians Kevin McGil-l iv ray and Don Angel, and Krumme went no farther. Midway it was all Herbst with a quartet of27 minute laps. Collins held second, now about five min-utes back, and Rex Lewis was next. Eight were still running. The James Barbeau/Grant Garban car vanished on lap 6, and the Haw-leys did the same on lap 7. On the fifth lap Troy Herbst did the fast lap of the day at 26.51, and con-tinued with another pair of 27s, slowing to a 31.32 on the final lap. It was Troy and Tim Herbst all the way, even though six miles from the flag a trailing arm snapped on the Chenowth. Herbst finished with the left front wheel wobbling through the silt, but won overall by over five min-utes. Brian Collins and Joe Brian were solid in second in class and overall, despite a lack of second gear late in the race. Rex Lewis and Al Belva! took third in class, fifth overall with a total time of 4:10.13. ' Completing seven laps, Doc Ingram/ Bill Kreitlow were fourth ·in class. Next came Trevor Ford/J. Arneson, then Ronald Bauer and Cary Chudy, also cov-ering seven Japs. __ Next off the line were the five Class 10 cars, and it was John Ellenburg who was first around May1988 John Ellenburg drove his single seat Raceco without a problem all the way to the Class 10 victory in very quick time, 3:58.43, and he was a nifty third overall. The California team of Kent Lothringer, Ge"ne Griepentrog and Tom Mace led the Class 5-1600 Bugs from wire to wire, winning by one full lap. -with a 29 .18 time and over a min-ute lead on Herman Salaz. The Tom Bradleys, Jr. and Sr., were third, another three minutes back. Both Jeff and Tony Akins and Rob Myerly had long laps, bu_t got cured and carried on. John Ellenburg had an unevent-ful run by his lap times, all eight within the minute, his fastest being 29.16 on lap 7 and the slowest a 30.16 on lap 5, a fuel stop no doubt. Ellenburg carried on to win Class 10 in the Raceco, the only eight lap finisher, and he placed a fine third overall, less than sevent~en minutes .behind Herbst, with the f650cc engine. The Bradleys ran a competitive second for five laps, then retired, but they still placed second in class. The Akins car also covered five laps for third, a couple hours behind Bradlevs. M verlv got in four laps and Salaz vanished after three 30 minute rounds. Class 1-2-1600 was the biggest, of course, with 17 starters, but neither Brad Inch nor Sam Dun-nam covered the first lap. It was no surprise to see Rob Mac-Cachren out front after a lap, with a time of 30.07 and a minute on the field. In second was Mike Close all the way, Brian Collins, with Joe Brian riding along in the Chenowth, had to settle for second overall and in Unlimited Class. Doc Ingram and Bill Kreitlow got in seven laps in the Chaparral before being waved off; and they placed fourth in the Unlimited Class. Dusty Times

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Bekki Freeman had some troubles on co·urse, but drove the family 1600 very well, and finished seven laps, good for fifth in the 17 car class. A new star is coming out of Valley Performance, Pat Dean, who got in six laps before retiring with a missing right front corner on ttie Chenowth. Easily the wildest looking Challenger Car, Daryl Nustad and Curtis Crawford kept it close all the way, and finished tight, second in the class. ' ' William Cromwell flies into the rocks in his Baja Bug Challenger . entry; but the car is tough, and Cromwell took fourth in Challenger Class. Joe and Jim McMurray rolled their Chevy pickup, lost the hood, but got in five laps of the course, good for the Class 8 trophy and points. Marty Pedi and John Wells had some good and some slow laps, but covered four rounds despite a roll over, and won the Class 7S title and trophy. Stokley at 31.13, followed by Pat Dean, 31.22, Alan Hensley, 31.40, and Dan Bradley/Hal Flippin, 31.47. MacCachren led with a two lap time of 1 :00 .21., Hensley was next at 1 :02.18, followed by Brent and Paula Bell, 1:03.30, Bradley, 1:03.39 and Stokley, 1:05.18. The Bob W estfalls and Ron Cloud/ Jay Ingram were out now. After three rounds MacCachren had' nearly five minutes on Alan Hensley. Brent Bell, who lost an air cleaner on the first lap, was coming back and only seconds behind Hensley in third. Hensley vanished from the fight for second on lap 5, and Bell also dropped some time: Also out on the fifth go was the Rick Pol-son/Gordon Kline car, and the Akins dropped out a lap later. Up front Rob MacCachren's Chen-owth never missed a beat. He had fast lap on the third at 29.28, did another 29 on lap 7, and· flew across the finish line a solid class winner at 4:01.59, good for fourth overall in the race. Brent and Paula Bell did a trio of 30 minute laps and arrived a strong second in class at 4:12.20, followed in just 41 seconds by Mike Stokley, whos.e eight lap times were very consistent. The Dan Bradley / Hal Flippen car was fourth at 4:48.53. Then the SNORE practice of waving ev-eryone into impound after the class winner has finished came into play, and it denied the lady drivers an official finish. Bekki Freeman, with dad Ken riding and coaching, was fifth with seven laps at 4:12.36. And, Christy Scott was close behind in sixth at 4: 17 .36, with consistent laps in the Bob Scott cat. Covering six laps were Scott Stocking/John Schneider, &ill and John Gibson, Walter Lewis/ Keith Stoodley, and Pat Dean, son of ace car builder Butch Dean, whose steed failed on the sixth round. Young Dean had turned 30 and 31 minute laps before disaster, so he will be a force in future events. 1 he Challenger Class is really growing in Snore races and had 16 · Dusty Times Rob MacCachren continued his winning streak in Class 1-2-1600, setting the pace all the way in the Chenowth, and he won by ten minutes and was fourth O'<Srall. starters. While Kris Dieson and Bryan and Danny Lutr were out on the first lap the others carried on. Another young driver out of Valley Performance in Las Vegas, Brian Pennington, led the herd on lap 1 with a 33.57. In tight, Daryl Nustad/ Curtis Crawford did a 35.24, followed by Dennis Chiz-ma/ Ken Keyes, 36.04, Pete Dut-ton/Milq: Bingham, 37.11, and Dave Gudelauski/Steve Burke, 3 7 .25 in a very close battle. Pennington held\his lead through two of the six laps, now with five minutes in hand over Nustad/Curtis who had a total time of 1:09.32. Chizma dropped over ten minutes, Dutton had a two hour problem-and only covered three laps. Gudelauski/ Burke were third at 1:15.05, closely followed by Paul Abinsay / Rich Sibelrud, 1:18.31, and Wil-liam Cromwell, 1:19.16. Missing were Darrin Jones, Bobby Rup-pert, and both Kenny Freeman, Jr. and John Bartolottie vanished on lap 3. · Ten made it halfway and Brian Pennington still led, still holding over five minutes on Nustad/ Crawford.To the rear Gudelauski d·ropped nearly an hour, and Cromwell moved into third, but lost 20 minutes on the next lap. Brian Pennington had no troubles at all, and he went on to win the six lap Challenger Class race in 3:28.12. Daryl Nustad and Curtis Crawford kept him honest, taking second in 3:36.34. _ ( , Doug Castillo and Chris Hery-ford got faster in the second half, and zipped home third at 4:03 .15, · the Californians being the last of the six lap finishers. William Cromwell was fourth at 3:43.39, followed by Duane Smith/Greg Shapiro, who came back from a first lap rollover to finish five laps. With four laps done Gude-lauski and Burke salvaged sixth, followed by Steve Eversmeyer/ Dean Colson, Paul Abinsay / Rich Sibelrud and Dennis Chizma. Three Class 5-1600s started out on the tough course, but the Paul Klick, Kevin and David Street Bug did not cover a lap. The team of Kent Lothringer, Gene Griepentrog and Tom Mace did a remark~ble 37 .52 first lap, then settled in to an average of 40 plus laps. They went all six laps with ease, leading all the way to wiri the_ -5-1600 honors. They were the only non-local class winners, and took the trophy home to Californ- . ia. Shawn Lee, Kory Ward and Pete Lusk had troubles all day, but got in four rounds for second plate. Trucks are scarce in SNORE events, but the Class 7S of Marty · Pedi and John W'ells covered four laps in 4:5 7 .4 3 · for the trophy. The Class 8 of Joe and Jim McMurray got around five times in 4:38.52. Both trucks rolled May 1988 Brian Pennington made it a pair of wins for the Valley Performance team, as he led the' Challenger Class from wire to wire, winning by eight minutes. over during the race. Defending SN O RE points champion Rob MacCachren leads the 1988 points chase after the first of six races with 670 points. Next is Brian Pennington, at 660. Troy Herbst had 630 points and John Ellenburg is fourth with 550 points. Next in theSNORE/Y okohama Series is the annual Twilight race on June 11. These one day events are fµn for ordi{\ary racers as well as the stars. · JAMAR SUPER SHIFTER JAMAR JS3 - A sup-er 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. 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... , PORT WINE RALLY OF PORTUGAL Miki Biasion Makes it a Hat Trick for Lancia Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Ford took the next three best times. There were many exciting moments, particularly for some of the later drivers. First to find a bad downhill lefthander was Vit-torio Caneva, whose Group A HF 4 WD rolled down an embank-ment. As the throngs of Portu-guese swarmed around the wreck-age, other drivers spun crazily on the corner. than transmission trouble struck right off the line on the first stage of the day. He was out midway through the second stage of the day. Blomqvist's miseries con-tinued with turbo trouble and Auria! lost his second place to Yves Loubet on the second stage. Alen was up to 15th despite run-ning down among the privateers who had to start each stage at one minute intervals. Then· came the Superspecial. Lindholm had broken cross members and power steering fail-ure. Erwin Weber was going well, with only one flat for trouble with the VW. Alen went charging on, the only question being how far could he climb back before the finish. Recalde got ahead of Pascal Gahan, so lntegrales were now leading both Group A and N. ( The weather was still sunny and dry on the longer stage 3, but Blomqvist was unhappy with his tires. They went off in mid-stage and he lost half a minute, whereas Auria! made the best time in his Ford. Sainz, however, came to a stop with a broken engine. Erics-son still held second place behind team leader Biasion, but on stage 6 he started hearing a clunking noise in the transmission and began to ease off. Only short ser-vice times were scheduled in the next stages, so Ericsson fell to fifth before the long service halt at Povoa, where the transmission failed totally. -La t year it rained and was a hor-rible mess. This year it was sunny and dry, and the whole arena was a dust bowl. The crews started one at a rim~ with six cars on· the track at any one time, giving the advantage to those in first, sev-enth, 13th, etc., in running order. Alen had· one of those spots, and made fast time on the stage. Bia-sion was seven seconds behind, and third fastest was Mikkola, who leapt past teammate Carlsson into sixth place. Despite having to suffer the dust of Auriol, Loubet kept his second place while Blomqvist was fifth overall behind another dust sufferer, Fiorio. After a rest stop, there was one asphalt stage and four gravel stages before the night halt at .Viseu. Llewellin's troubles came to a sudden end when the steering failed altogether and he went straight into a tree. Lindholm overturned and had to retire with a blown head gasket. The· leaders had few tales to tell. Biasion changed a gearbox, but that had been planned. Fiorio had a shock fail on the last stage of the day, but he was still 21 seconds m front of Loubet. Miki Bias,on and new co-driver Carlo Cassma provided a great debut for the Lancia Delta lntegrale Group A car. They led from the first to the last stage in Portugal _and won by newly nine minutes, a big margin in this league. Lancia means business with the lntegrale. They won both Group A, with Biasian, and Group N, with Jorge Recalde, in the newly homologated car with ease. It was their tenth consecutive Champ-ionship victory in the last 11 World events, although transmis-sion troubles caused the Italian team unexpected concern. De-spite taking a new co-driver at short notice, Miki Biasion led from the start, although Markku Alen was delayed and could only finish sixth. Unlucky third man , ~ikael 'Ericsson twice suffered transmission failure, and had to retire his lntegrale. A happy cha~ge was the relia-bility of the Mazda 323 4WD cars, lying fourth and fifth before lngvar Carlsson's car was dam-aged after a road collision and Hannu Mikkola lost time with a puncture. Ford's hopes never recovered after a factory strike forced their team drivers to run · privately entered cars. Although these were the only cars able to challenge the Lancias on speed, Ford achieved fastest times, in the hands of Didier Auriol, on just three occasions, and, only one of three finished. After lack-luster World Rallies at Monte Carlo and Sweden, the World Series started to perk up in Portugal. In addition to being the debut of the new Lancia lntegrale, · VW were back in the World Ser-ies for the first time since winning the Ivory Coast Rally last Sep-tember. On top of this Markku Alen celebrated his 100th World Championship Rally, the second driver after fellow Finn Hannu Mikkola to gain this record. In Portugal the rally ,has a unique challenge. Rough roads demand absolute reliability, but the earlier asphalt sections form enough of the event to force an element of speed into the e,quation. The rally started on Tuesday, when only one stage was run. This was a 'Superspecial' at the Estoril Grand Prix stadium, around which had, been traced a course that covered parts of the race track as well as gravel tracks. For the sake of the public the course was covered twice, and the cars dispatched in groups of about ten, at ten second intervals. Also the cars were sent ~ff in reverse order, so the top cars started. last. The two lap stage was 11.6 km long, and the only cars able to challenge the Lancias were the Fords. Car-los Sainz came within a quarter-minute of the Lancias in his Ford, but Stig Blomqvist was upset. Starting in front of him was Mik-kola's Mazda, and he overshot a junction and restarted in front of the Ford, delaying him badly. At the end of the .first lap Alen slowed suddenly, and the follow-ing cars forced their way past the Lancia that had lost the transmis-sion, and he took maximum time of 20 minutes on the stage. The_Superspecial stage was far too short to allow the organizers to reclassify the competitors, so Alen, with a new trans, had a chance to stay first on the road until the end of the asphalt stages on Wednesday night. Despite los-ing time overshooting a turn, Mikkola likewise restarted second on the road. The first stage on Wednesday was nearly all asphalt, and the Lancias gave notice that their new car really works well. Biasion was quickest and Alen second, though Other people in trouble included Argentine Jorge Recalde who had a puncture on his Group lntegrale and lost two minutes, then had brake trouble which took a long time to trace. Mean-while his teammate Gio'1"ani Del Zoppo got ahead, while Recalde's near neighbor, from-Uruguay, Gustav Trelles retired with an engine fire in his Group N HF 4WD. George Fischer retired his Audi 200 Quattro when the front suspension collapsed, but David Llewellin '1/as going well, his only trouble being overheating rea·r brakes. It took the organizers hours to calculate positions for the Thurs-day restart, but it was obvious that the Fords were the only effec-tive opposition to the Lancias on the first section. But they failed to pull out a lead over Bias ion's Lan-cia. Alen was down to 22nd, and the two Jolly Club ex-works HF 4 WDs of Alex Fiorio and Yves Loubet were in third and fourth places. The Mazdas were seventh and eighth with Mikkola making similar times to Carlsson. On tap were three usual stages, then a three lap Superspecial at Braga, followed by two stages further north before returning to Povoa. 1-,lewellin dropped back with only front wheel drive on the Audi, but the big shock was Mikael Ericsson's problem. No sooner had his Lancia been fixed Stig Blomqvist's Ford was look-ing second hand at the front. He hit a bank when the car under-. steered off the road. The engine was running well down on boost and the Swede had no power to force out the tail. Something unusual was beginning to happen. Not only were the Mazdas still running, but Mikkola started going fast. He made best time not only on the second Faf~ stage, but then on the two final stages in the north as well. Biasion was now able to relax a bit; his clear run at Braga having increased his lead over Loubet to over three min-utes. On the final stage of the day Auriol stopped with a broken dif-ferential, and Del Zoppo's Group N leading lntegrale had suspen-sion trouble. Group N leader now was the Mazda 323 4 WD of young Belgian Pascal Gahan. On Friday there was still no sign of the rain which had been confidently predicted. The rally had a settled .feeling, but there were still surprises. Lancia had their rally plan; Biasion would have his boost turned down, while Alen, now up to 11th place, would have maximum boost, and wait and see what would happen. The rally, marred by bad acci-dents in recent years, was far bet-ter than ever before, safety-wise. Around every corner where spec-tators would gather there were safety tapes, and the spectators stood behind them. Fiorio got ahead of his Jolly. Club teammate Loubet, but the two British run Audis were not going too well. Llewellin had steering problems, and· Sebastian The final day, Saturday, ha a 4:30 a.m. start, but it was another beautiful morning. However, Carlsson disappeared before-dawn. The Mazda had been involved in what the team thought had been a minor brush with a non-competing-car the night before, but when the suspension collapsed on the second stage of the new day it was clear there had been a sad underestimation. Then, despite Michelin's advice to fit ATS tires for the stages, Mikkola did not, and had a flat which cost him over two minutes and any hope of splitting the Jolly Club Lancias. The new ATS tire is a puncture proof gravel road tire with a Temporary Flexible Sup-port system inside. Weber hit a rock and lost a wheel, a(J.d later did a quick roll on the next stage. Alen was frus-trated by many small troubles, and Fiorio had clutch trouble. But Miki Biasion and Carlo Cassino cruised to victory in the Lancia Delta lnt~grale, and a happier, safer_ Portugal Rally came to an end. The Jolly Club Lancia Delta HFs claimed second and third with Alex Fiorio/ Luigi Pirollo in second by half a minute over Yves Loubet/Jean-Bernard Viell. Hannu Mikkola/ Christian Geist-dorfer were over"' another minute back in the Mazda 323, followed by Stig Blomqvist/ Benny Mel-ander, Ford Sierra Cosworth. Markku Allen/ llkka Kivimaki worked their Lancia up to sixth, and the VW Golf GTI of Erwin Weber/Mattias Feltz claimed seventh. Jorge Recalde and Jor~e Del Buono were tenth overall and won Group N in their lntegrale. The French team of Deni;e Jacques/Jocelyne Muller won the Ladies prize, and were 27th over-all in a Citroen AX Sport. Of the 99 starters, only 35 cars finished the route. _,. w. •E$":;J..z~ L Hannu Mikkola and Christian Geistdorfer came alive in the late stages, and their Mazda 323 4WD was fourth overall, the first non-Lancia at the finish. Cornering hard here, Erwin Weber and Matthias Feltz were the first front wheel drive finishers in the VW Golf G Tl 16 valve, and seventh overall. The Argentine team of Jorge Recalde and Jorge de/ Buono completed the Lancia sweep by winning Group N and taking tenth overall in the new Delta lntegrale. _ Page 44 May 1988 -Dusty Times

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GRAN CARRERA INTERNACIONAL Jim and Lisa Greenway Top the Four Wheel Field Race Notes by Neil Paul Photos: Neil Paul/ Tommy Wolfson/ Lonnie Peralta/ Ruben de la Pena Jim and Lisa Greenway had their Raceco out front all the way and won the Unlimited Class and overall handily. Here they receive finish line congrats from race organizer Lou Peralta. The first event in the three race Triple Crown of Baja Series ran t of San Felipe on February 19-2·1. Of the 106 on the entry list, 94 vehicles actually started. The course offered a wide variety of terrain, including one very trea-cherous silt bed. But, there was some fast running, some rock climbing, keen canyons and pure desert whoopees on the 90 mile run. Three laps were required for an official finish for most classes. win wrapped up by the second lap, and they carried on to win the race overall despite losing a front shock. Jim Greenway said he slowed a bit after that, in order to insure the finish in the two seat Raceco. Sportsman Class 1 & 2 had a single entry. So, Ruben and Robert Wood sailed along .for two of the three laps with co-drivers Donald Yuen and David Lanford. There were four starters in Pro 1-2-1600 ranks, and a variety of lead changes. Out front after two laps was the two seat ~600 of Andres ·and Joseph Estrada, who set fast times at each check. But they went down with mechanical trouble on the third lap. After the first round John Valadez was run-ning second in his Chenowth, and John Grimes/ Marco Lopez were third followed by Craig Dear-dorff/ Gary Haughley, in another Chenowth . in by Valad-ez, who drove alone. Only two of the five starters in Sportsman Class 1-2-1600 were able to go the distance. The three man team of Dennis Miller, Mike Sandoval and Mike A. Sandoval were first across the finish line in their Raceco. Their total time was actually seven seconds.faster than · that of the Pro 1600 winner, and they took the Sportsman honors by 41 minutes. In second was the Raceco of Raul Sanchez Dias and Victor Rodriguez, who worked all night on the race car and did not pre-run. Third, with two laps and one check done before falling out, was the team of Adolfo Arambula and Ignacio Rizzo Perez. Ray and Douglas Wright were fourth, with a lap and .four checks to their · credit, and Francisco Vela/ Vin-cent Hernandez did not cover a lap. John Grimes and Marco Lopez played catch up in Pro 1-2-1600, and they took the lead on the last lap in the O.R.E. to win by 18 minutes. barely edged the team of Rich Severson and Tony Pierce, who also were credited through Check 3 on the last lap, but they were 30 seconds behind in the Jeep CJ 7. The fitst lap leader was the Scout of Edward Everett, Jr. and Willie Valdez,' but they vanished on the third lap. Three started in Pro Class 5, and Mel and Brian Vaughan had a lc;,ck on this race. They led from the start, finished fast, and fin-ished with 45 minutes in hand over the field. Glenn Wade took second place honors with a finish. Lazaro Cardenas/ Carlos Medina had big troubles before the race with their Bug, then lost the clutch after the first lap. Five started out in Sportsman Class 5, but the rugged course did them all in, and none finished. Many were victims of the famous silt beds. Greg Vaughan and M.S. Cartwright were the winners, reaching the farthest point on course in the shortest time. They arrived at Check 3 on the third lap in 6:28.30, but never made it to Check 4, but neither did anyone else. Passing Check 3 the third time, over an hour behind, Don Simpson and John Kirsch earned second place in a-keen VW Thing. in third was Alex Rodriguez, owner of the El Cortez Hotel, race headquarters, and co-driver Car-los Velez. They got to Check 1 on the last lap, and had led all the way to that point. Charles Minier/ Jim Rotundo got to Check 4 on the second lap, and Al and Denise Woerner made it to Check 3 on lap 2. Sportsman Classes 3, 6 and 7 4x4 nad four starters and no fin-ishers. Completing two full laps in a Ford Ranger, Marcus Miller and Jennifer Glanis won the contest by a lap. Doing one full lap, good for second, was the Jeep of George Sierra and Carlos Kanter. Also completing one lap, nearly two hours later, Enrique and Ar-mando Courtade were third in a Saab Sonet, while Jorge Sanchez and company got through two checks in a Chevy Nova. Pro Classes 4, 7, 8 and 14 brought out some heavy hitters among the five starters. Again, nobody finished in the time al-lowance, but Ken Walters got his Ford pickup through Check 3 on the third lap to take the victory. Covering two full laps, Bob Ewing and Bill Morton were second in a Chevy. Third, also with two laps completed, was Perry McNeil and Pedro Flores in McNeil's pre-runner. Marcelino Maduena and Alfonso Zunaga were fourth, their Ford going 1 ½ laps, as did the The start/ fi~ish area was located at the site of the soon to be San Felipe Off Road Raceway, about six miles south of San Felipe near the airport. After the start, where the route covered the 1. 4 mile raceway track, the course went into the desert. There were hordes of spectators relaxing on the nearby sand hills. The event actually held two races on the same day. The motorcycles and ATVs started early, at 7:00 a.m., and the four wheel vehicles left at • 1 :00 a.m., when it was estimated that the bikes would be on their last lap. So, the four wheel racers encountered very little motorcy-cle and A TV traffic, and the time schedule worked well. Grimes and Lopez moved into the 1600 lead on lap 3 in the O.R.E., and they held it to the checkered flag, winning by 18 minutes. Deardorff and Haughley ended up a good second, followed Pro Classes 3, 6, and 7 4x4 were lumped into one group, but none of them finished in the eight hour time allowance. Lance Margin and Greg Foreman did 2 ½ laps the fast-est in the Chevy S-10 4x4, and won the class. They did finish the course, but were 2½ minutes overtime at the finish. They -Off the start, the !one Sportsman 5-1600 of Eric and Guillermo Muller and Manuel Lugue went on to cover two tough laps and take the victory. Pro Class 1 & 2 started first among the cars, and the Chen-owth of Brent Miller and Skip Brandt was first away. But, they did not make it to the first check, about 26 miles into the course. The Raceco of Jim and Lisa Greenway had the lead at Check 1, and they stretched it out leg by leg in the five car class. Bill Ihde and Dennis Nilmeier ran a tight second in a Coyote until prob-lems developed later in the loop. Guadalupe and Santo Perez had scant luck in their first race; the Hi Jumper broke after Check 2. And, Lonnie Hawkins and company only went eleven miles in the • ·unco SS 1. The Greenways had-the class Page 46 Lance Martin and Greg Foreman tour through the raceway en route to winning Pro combined Classes 3, 6 and 7 4x4 in their tidy Chevrolet S-10. May 1988 Ruben and Robert Wood head for the finish line; they were the only entry in Sportsman Class 1 & 2, and did two laps to collect their trophy. Dusty Times

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Ken Walters drove his Ford pickup the fastest to the farthest check, and took home the victory in the Pro combined Classes 4, 7, 8 and 14. Diego Beltran Salas and Javier Castaneda won Sportsman Classes 4, 7, 8 and 14, by going a lap farther than the other truck in their Chevrolet. The Jim co of Michael Mc Mahan and William Skanes was just six miles shy of a finish, stuck in tbe silt, but took second in Pro Challenger action. · Rich Severson and Tony Price plow through the silt in the winged Jeep. They finished second in Pro 3, 6 & 7 4x4, just 30 seconds behind. The second and last of the five starters who finished in Sportsman Class 1-2-1600 was the two seater of Raul Sanchez Dias/Victor Rodrigues. Ray Gastellum and Ricardo Gonzales flog through a turn in the stadium~ and they carried en to finish the race second in Pro 5-1600 ranks. Ford of Beny and Mary Canela. Two started in Sportsman Class 4, 7, 8 & 14, and none fin-ished. Diego Beltran Salas and Javier Castaneda took the win in a Chevy pickup, getting to Check 2 on the second lap. Also getting to Check 2, but on the first lap, was the Ford Bronco of Ken Ryan and Andre Andrews. Class 5-1600 was the biggest of the Pro four wheel groups, with eleven starters, and six of them finished. It was tight dicing in the early going, and the first to com-plete three laps was the Bug of Robert C. Jones, Paul Maxey and David Brek. At the flag they had a 43 minute lead over second plac-ing Ray Gastellum and Ricardo Gonzalez. In third came Isaac and Alejandro Chapluk, followed by Guillermo and Guadalupe Valen-zuela. In fifth were Ed and Carlos Orozco, who were 12 minutes overtime at the flag, and Greg Burgin/Ed Falkner were sixth, 16½ minutes overtime. Only one of three entries in Sportsman Class 5-1600 started. The team of Eric and Guillermo Muller and Manuel Lugue com-pleted two tough laps. Pro Class 10 also had three entries, and again, just one started. Had they known, Jim Sherman and Mike Julson would have switched to Pro 1 & 2 for some competition. Their three lap time would have given them second lace in the unlimited class. Four started in Sportsman Class 10, and they had a good bat-tle for a tfme. Bob and Todd Fet-. ters and Glen Thompson ended up as the dnly finishing team, and they finished faster then the Pro winning Jimco in 6:40, also in a Jimco. Leading the first two laps were Bill Hammack and Tim Sines, but they only got to Check 3 on the last lap and vanished into the silt. Having mechanical woes after one lap, Thumper McDowell, son Mike and Paul Day were third. Jorge Sanchez/ Victor Lujan got only to Check 4 on the first lap. Five went' off the line in Pro Challenger Class, but only Richard and Raymond Madrid made the finish line. They won the class in the ORBS two seater. Giving valiant chase was the J imco of Michael McMahan and William Skanes. They got to within six miles of the checkered flag before getting stuck in the silt. Third went to Ruben Garcia/ . Pietro Bracera/Jose Pimentel in another Jimco, stuck in the same place on the last lap. Dave and Debra Mason got through Check 2 on the third lap, but Mora Arambula and Eric Fisher only covered a lap. The single entry in Sportsman Challenger Class only did one lap, but the win went to Silvio Temariz and Sabas Munoz anyhow. There were no Pro entries in Richard and Raymond Madrid and family drove the ''/::nly ro Challenger car that finished the race and they won the class in the ORBS two seater. Dusty Times Class 11, the five on hand decid-ing to race in Sportsman category this time. They all came from Ensenada and had to cover just two laps for a finish. First in after one lap was the Beetle of Ale-jandro Duran and Ricardo Sol-telo, with a two minute lead on Hector Sarabia and Gabriel Lama. But, at Check 1 on the final lap the lead was down to one minute, and Sarabia/Lama caught up and passed into the lead at Check 2. Hector Sarabia and Gabriel Lama stayed out front and won the race by seven minutes over Alejandro Duran and Ricardo Soltelo: These two were the only finishers. Cov-ering one lap, third place went to Jose Gonzalez and Victor Barajas. Fastest of the Pro Open bikes and the absolute overall winners were Morgan Molocco and Kenny Parry on a Kawasaki 500 KX. Maria Arjona, Oscar and Vito Hale won Sportsman Open bikes on a CR 250, and Tim Clark and Boyd Jantzi were winners in Sportsman Limited bikes. The Pro Open A TV tide went to Greg Row and Dusty Burwell on a Honda Fourtrax. The ATV Sports~n honors went to Par-rish Knapp. There were some glitches dur-ing the event, notably the com-puter scoring program that appar-ently didn't like the San Felipe weather and resulted in a delay in posting results. The trophie received poor marks also, and ol).ly a very few of the contingency sponsors were on hand. But, overall, the majority of the partic-ipants were happy with the race, asking only that the car swallow-ing silt bed be eliminated next time, which it no doubt will be. Off Roads Winningest Radios OVER 653 ON THE COURSE Comlink V The Ultimate Racing . Intercom · • Helmets wired - $100. (CF) May 1988 Road Master No Finer Radio ... at any price! only $495. 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90806 We're next door via U.P.S.I (213) 427-8177 Page 47

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U.S.A. Sand Drags at Glen Helen· OHV Park By Elaine Jones It was one o t ose eauti , mid-March California days that makes people from the east want to move west. The skies were clear of smog, allowing the spectators an unbroken view of the snow capped San Bernardino moun-tains while working on their suntans . .-As a novice to sand drags, I was assailed on all sides by new sights and a lot of new terminology. I have seen drag races on TV, like most of you, but . understanding all the finer points is a lot different matter. The U nited Sand Drag Associa-tion (U.S.A.) has three types of racing programs, so that they pretty much cover all types of vehicles and make it possible for a racer to be competitive at entry level. They are very safety con-scious and enforce their rules to the max, with no one being an exception. This attention to detail runs through the vehicles, dress, behavior, and even how fast you can go in the pits. All this infor-mation can be found in a very detailed rule book. Time trials are held in the morning, with the drivers keeping ""an E.T. (estimated time slip). This is the only record that is kept of their practice times. From the practice times the driver/ rider then decides which class in which to compete. The estimated time now becomes the "dial-in-time." After the "dial-in-time" has been determined, the driver/ rider fills out a "dial-in" slip showing the desired "dial-in" time. This slip is turned over to the officials and ~ from there the ladders or brackets ~ are put together. I We have one more new word to understand. This is called a ti Breakout." A breakout occurs when a driver/ rider goes faster than the time allowed for the class in which they entered. A breakout is an immediate disqualification, and if both vehicles breakout on the run, the one with the least -amount will be reinstated. The other ways to be disquali-fied are a little more obvious. They are jumping the lights, -Photos: Peter Hatch/Track.side Photo Enterprises the green, and taking out lane cones which are used to mark the 100 yard course. It is possible for both vehicles to be disqualified. If this happens, no winner will be named for the run. Sand Drag racers start early with a Pee Wee Division. e age range is 8 to 11, and they are limited to ET's of no quicker than ten seconds. Believe me they watch this class very carefully, as they want nobody to get hurt. The winner of the Pee Wee Division was 8 year old Kristie Harris, from Rialto. She went the dis-tance in 10.473 seconds which computes to 28.02 mph. Kristie is sponsored by O&R 4 Wheel Drive/Chino Radiator /Bill Auto Wrecking. Her run off partner, Trish Schraeder, a 10 year old from Fontana, went too quick on her 200x Honda and was the vic-tim of a breakout. The Junior· Division had 13 old Kevin Stevenson, of Claremont, in his FDS Mfg. Co. 350cc Odyssey, top 12 year old Michelle Kotasek, of Flinn Springs and her Eddie George Screbs ATC/Mom & Dad spon-sored 350cc Yamaha 4 wheeler. Michelle is but one of a whole family of sand drag racers. The winning time for the Juniors was 8.117 or 29 mph. There were five Sport Bracket Divisions. In Sport Bracket I it was Bill Lefever in "Whooo Yaa" that went a 4.336, 67 .92 mph. Bill, from Irvine, has a 427 Buggy and is sponsored by the Dune-mas tero and Doo Da Racing. Rocky Hensley, from Chino, was runner up in a Jeep 402. He's sponsored by Chino Radiator/ O&R 4 Wheel Drive/O'Neil Service Center. Curt Schendel, from Orange, and Jerry T rebold, of Lakewood, had a double breakout, with the lesser giving the nod to Schendel in his Sandtoys Sandrail. The 2084 VW is sponsored by Uni-versal Sheet Metal. Trebold has a CJ 5 with a Nash Rambler engine and is sponsored by Toms Sys-tems/Midway Ind./Stinger Igni-tion/Center Force Clutches. Jeff Hubbs, of San Bernardino, was top dog in Sport Bracket Ill as he bested 15 other competitors for the honors. Jeff has a 250cc 3-wheeler and is sponsored by Page 48 May 1988 Dusty Times \--------------------------------------------------------------------

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Highland 3-Wheeler. In his off time he is a heavy equipment operator. Runner up was David Nelson, of Riverside, on a 500cc Suzuki sponsored by Trinity Rac-ing. The winning time was 5.987, 54.92 mph. Richard Sekigawa, of Diamond Bar, and his 250 Honda 4 Trax finally broke the jinx he himself admits to. On his info card Richard seems to feel he has a hard time competing against women. In his own words, "0-6 against women. Sex life the same." Luckily Sunday his run off was against Gary Meserve, a dis-patcher from Fontana who is sponsored by Highland 3-Wheeler. The winning time was 6.145, 44.91 mph. A breakout and a red light put Sport V up for grabs, but it was Laurie Lensemeier, an Operating Engineer from San Bernardino, that had the lesser of the infrac-tions, and her Jeep with a 225 Buick engine was the winner. Laurie is sponsored by Carol Brown Construction/Don Brown Racing Facilities. Ed Neal, of Fon-tana, was the runner up on a 350cc Honda sponsored by Ed Neal Trucking. The first three Pro Brackets were combined and the overall winner was Dave Folts with a siz-zling 3.311, 92.11 mph. Unfor-tunately, no other information was available. As the times quickened, the machinery in most cases took on some exotic looks. Terry Mode, from Chino, in his aptly named 408 Olds powered buggy, Quick Delivery, did just that with a 3.625, 87.80 mph. Terry is spon-sored by Grey Den Hartog Truck-ing and Chino Valley Building Materials. D.L. King, a retired gentleman from Apple Valley, was runner up in his 149 cubic inch VW, sponsored by Rimco Mac V .W . Parts. A 3.988 or 65.60 mph was good enough for Sparky Perry, of Huntington Beach and his Wal-ters Buggies/ AXO sponsored buggy to top Rudy Kurtz of Hes-peria on his Yam/ Kawasaki. Port Magic and Cycle Store sponsor Rudy. Bill Lefever redeemed himself in Pro Vlashewent4.219, 77.12 in "Whoo Y aa" for the win. Runner up Bob Williams was the victim of a breakout. Bob's Drive · Line Service of Victorville is the sponsor. Jerry Trebold also had better luck in Pro VII as he took his Jeep CJ 5 401 CID the 100 yards in 5.357, 61.94 mph. John Keller was runner-up with an interesting combination of a 454 Chevy in a Toyota. John i~ sponsored by his wife, but is looking for someone else. Larry Brown of Riverside put a Ford in a Jeep and came up with a winner in Pro Vlll. His time was 4.915, 63.60 mph for the Golden State Ent./H& W Welding machine. David Cox aboard a 3-Wheeler Suzuki was the victim of a breakout. Curt Schendel picked up his second win of the day in Pro IX with a quick 5.181 , 52.60 mph in his 2084 Sand Rail. Richard Ber-naro and his 2180 VW had the runner up honors. He is spon-sored by Pyramid Precast and Co. Mike Warren, who claims to just be old, pulled the old hare and tortise number on John Bur-Dusty Times ton. He took his 454 Chevy/ Jeep, aptly named Sand Tortise, down the lane in 6.377. His sponsors are OFR Four Wheel Drive and Carol Br_:own Construction. John Burton drove a 183 four cylinder Chevy in what he calls a funny Jeep named "The Hard Way." Ted Niles, of Covina, in his Steves Machine Shop 2085 VW buggy bested Jeff Hubbs on his 250cc Honda 3-Wheeler for the PRO XI win with a timeof5.865, 50.13 mph. Marla K. Gustafson was just enough quicker than Tom Butler for the win in Pro XII class at 6.182, 46.39 mph. Again that was the only information available. The next U .S.A. Sand Drag meet at Glen Helen OHV Park happens on May 14-15. Thereisa' class for nearly everything, and it also is a great spectator sport. NEW FROM SUPEfl BOOT!! N E w L 0 w p R I C E "THE EASY. WA y TO LUBE YOUR C/V JOINTS" (714) 630-8283 Super Boot SQUIRTUBE™ C/V Lubricant • Special Moly high-temperature lubricant. • Developed and formulated by Super Boot, the high performance C/V people. • World's best C/V & wheel bearing lubricant used for both street & racing application. • Made in U.S.A. A Product of SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS, INC. Anaheim , CA 92806 May 1988 NET WT. 283.5 g / 10 oz. A s K y 0 u R D E A L E R Page 49

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Cherokee Challenge Divisional Pro Rally Mike Purzycki, right, and Dan Wernette have a good start, with two wins this year, on defending their SCCA Divisional National Rally Championship. The team from Michigan are again driving the title winning Jeep Scrambler. The Cherokee Challenge Div-isional Pro Rally ran out of Grove, Oklahoma under SCCA's Northeast Oklahoma Region sanction. Chairman Ken Stewart put together a tough rally course, described by the eventual winners as the roughest rally they had ever entered! Of the 13 cars that started the 228 mile rally, only SCCA Southcm Pacific Division Pro Rally Report By Lynnette Allison, :>tewara -It's time tor an update on veh-icles and safety in Pro Rallying. Competitors should be aware of a booklet available from SCCA c.. headquarters called the "General Competition Rules." It operates as the guide for all SCCA compe7 tition events. Many safety items and requirements now included in current Pro Rally regulations come directly from this booklet. I was reading through my just-received 1988 copy and realized how closely Pro Rally rules have moved into these required stand-ards in the past three years. I recommend purchase of this little booklet, $6.00 including ship-ping, from SCCA. It makes an excellent reference, and may save some of you time and money in the future when it comes to ve-hicle and personal safety equip-ment. Clarification on helmets: Min-imum 80 Snell is required, SA-85 is preferred ( red with black letter-ing); optional M-85 ( with orange lettering). This information < comes from the 1988 GCRs, and from the scrutineers newsletter, The Black Flag. If you're getting a new helmet, check for the numbers listed. Personal informa-tion required on the back of the helmet is competitor's name, date of birth, blood type, allergies, three finished. The weather was windy and cold on March 12, and the rally roads were twisting, rough trails, with the most rugged of the trails being on the 69 stage miles contained in 18 stages. The T otoise Motorsports Inc. team of Mike Purzycki and Dan Wernette, from Michigan, proved again why_they are_the top . date of most recent tetanus immunization, other pertinent medical information (drug aller-gies, diabetes, etc.). Clarification on driving suits: Driving suits covering the body from neck to wrist to ankles, made of SCCA approved fire resistant material, are required as of October 15, 1988 for all Co-efficient 2 and 3 Divisional Rally events. The GCRs also require lire retardant underwear except for three layer or more suits. The SCCA National Pro Rally rules do not detail exactly how many layers of material, nor whether the underwear is required. The minimum, of course, would be single layer suits. Clarification of SCCA ap-proved materials: According to the OCR, suits and underwear must be made of Nomex, Kynol, FPT, IWS {wool), Fiberglass, Durette, Fypro, PBI or Kevlar. Underwear of Pro ban is approved. These specific manufacturers are recognized: Simpson Heat Shield, Leston Super Protex, FPT Linea Sport and Durette X-400. FIA homologated driving suits and underwear are recommended. Clarification on shoes: Shoe uppers of leather and/or non flammable material are in the OCR, page 22. Clarification on window nets: Windows must be up at all times on competition stages unless there are approved and properly ... WILDERNESS ... .. ALSO EXCLUDES lHE DISABLED Page 50 Divisional rally team, and they got a good start on defending their SCCA Divisional Pro Rally National Championship. They won the Cherokee Challenge in their Jeep Scrambler by almost five minutes, despite losing the front drive somewhere out in the woods. Michigan based drivers also took second place in the rally. The team of Gail Hoult and Paul Truess accomplished that fact in an Oldsmobile. Another 52 min-utes back Mel and Becky Hall, from Little Rock, Arkansas, took third in a Datsun, and they were the final finishers. Regan Smolkovich and Bill McDermott got through 16 stages before losing the fuel pump on the Plymouth, and Jim Dale and Karen Burrows broke an axle in the same area while their Mazda was running second. Back in January Purzycki and Wernette easily won the Sump Thumper Rally Sprint on a rough, snow covered course in South Bend, Indiana, so they are doing well on divisional points in the Jeep. Last year they won their national title in the divisional category of the Press On Regard-less Rally. attached window nets in place. It is intended that this informa-tion assist you in your selection of personal safety equipment, and help you plan your updating of equipment in order to meet cur-rent requirements. Please check your SCCA National/Divisional Rule Book and the General Com-petition Rules frequently. Remember to check SPORTS-CAR magazine for published addendum and/ or deletions: You may need to cut and paste some items from there into your rule book to keep it current. You might think someone is just trying to find ways to spend your money! But, rules control our everyday lives every waking moment. The whys and wherefors of the rules are often lost in time and tradition. In rallying, most rules trace their origins to situations involv-ing serious competitor injury. You can easily trace current tight-ening of regulations to several much publicized events: The Wolfe/Whittaker deaths in Texas led to increased radio, med-ical and safety plans; more string-ent control procedures, increased inspection of vehicles, and higher quality safety equipment. The tragedies of Portugal, Paris-Dakar, etc., focused public aware-ness on the hazards, deaths and occasional foolishness of compet-itors. In recent years we have had a competitor death at P.O.R. and serious injuries at two Gold Rush rallies. These black marks etched a line across the world and into U .S. Pro Rally competition. These tragedies all led to increased safety requirements. Just remember this, though. The goal of all these rules is to keep YOU as safe as possible, in spite of your best efforts to crash into the tree or hillside or see the view upside down. Then, when you hear the next story about "I just rolled on over, restarted the car, and we finished the stage," think to yourself: roll cage, helmets, harnesses. Without them the story would most likely have had a more tragic ending. May 1988 more ••• TRAIL NOTES BFGOODRICH has announced an increase in factory backed pit support for BFG shod vehicles in the 1988 SCORE/ HD RA Desert Series. The added support, which includes two satellite pits plus a complete mobile machine shop, was integrated into the Goodrich pit support system at the HDRA Gold Coast 300, and will continue through the rest of the eight race series. Off road racing manager Frank DeAngelo stated the two Goodrich sponsored satellite pits will be located out on the course during each event to allow BFG drivers to acquire help in otherwise inaccessable locations. In addition, major repairs prior to or during the race can now be done at the main pit machine shop manned by BFG and SPIRIT support personnel, and this facility will also stock an assortment of spare parts. The Goodrich pit support effort is already recognized as the most comprehensive in the sport, incorporating privately sponsored teams plus BFG personnel and equipment. Developed over the past several race seasons, the system allows BFG equipped vehicles to stop in the pits of any Goodrich shod entrant, even direct class com~titors, for emergency repairs. THE 1988 ONE LAP OF AMERICA started April 15 in Detroit, and, after circumnavigating the United States, the rally" ends back in Detroit on April 23 in the afternoon. One Lap is a timed to the second, time-speed-distance rally, with some racing stages added for excitement. This year stages will be held at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Hallet Race Track in Oklahoma, and Lime Rock, CT. Two hill climbs have been added also, one at Pikes Peak, CO and the other at Chimney Rock, NC. After the start the rally heads west and has its one rest stop on April 18 at the Sheraton Inn in Redondo Beach, CA. More than $30,000 in cash, trophies and prizes will be presented to the winners. THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION has just pub-lished its off road dates for 1988, and they can be found in the Happenings column in this issue. Last year C.V.R.A. scheduled off road events for the first time, with such good response that they have an expanded schedule this year. Race Director C.J. Richards stated that the 1987 season was a totally new experience for himself and officials, and now they have incorporated some other racing events into the off road schedule to provide racing fans with action all day long. The off road circuit has been expanded to include the Devils Bowl Speedway in West Haven, Vermont, along with the home base at Albany/ Saratoga Speedway in Malta, New York. Off road classes include 1-1600, 10, 3 and 4 as well as a stock class for trucks. Each event will also include Quad racing and a new Baja stock class for compact cars and trucks with four cylinder engines. Added to the schedule this year will be Enduro stock car racing and mud bogging events. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS in the rural communities of Goodsprings and Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, NV, have each received $1000 donations from the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and the High Desert Racing Association, sponsor and organizers of the recent Gold Coast 300 off road race. The two towns lie close to the Gold Coast 300 race course, and also to the route of the HORA Nevada 500 coming on September 10, 1988. HORA President Walt Lott presented the checks to fire officials on March 17, and said, "We are indebted' to the people of Goodsprings and Sandy Valley for their cooperation in our off road racing activities. We cannot thank them enough for their patience every race weekend. 11 At the same time Sandy Valley was also the recipient of a new ambulance from Clark County, presented by County Commissioner (and 5-1600 racer) Manny Cortez. RICH MINGA, the 1987 SCORE/ HD RA points champion has announced plans to produce a series of video tapes featuring various aspects of off road racing. First in the series will be an introduction to off road racing, that includes class designations, team organization, vehicle selection and race preparation. Joining Rich in his video debut will be off road sponsors Bilstein Shock Absrobers, Yokohama Tires, Uniden Radios, Valvoline and others. The video production duties will be handled by After Hours Design, in El Cajon, CA, directed by that firm's president Scott Cox. A June 1988 release date is planned for the first video. BFGOODRICH CONTINGENCY awards for the desert series have been increased for the 1988 season. Following a successful 1987 in which BFG equipped racers won both the Mini-Metal and Heavy Metal Championships, plus five class titles and four overall race victories, the new program announced by off road racing manager Frank DeAngelo includes awards''for individual race wins as well as year end bonuses for specified class championships. For participants racing on BFGoodrich T / A radials in Classes 1, 2, 1-2-1600, 5-1600, 10, 11 and Challenger, a win in any of the eight scheduled HD RA/ SCORE events will net a free set of tires for the driver of record. A race win in Classes 3, 4, 6, 7, 7S, 7 4x4, 8 and 14 will be worth $500, and second place in these classes is worth $250. Along with the contingency program, teams claiming a points championship will be rewarded in certain classes. A title in Classes 3, 4, 6, 7, 7S, 7 4x4 and 8 will earn winning teams a $5000 bonus. This is the first time Class 6 racers have been eligible for the BFG championship bonus. In addition to its HDRA/ SCORE contingency program, BFGoodrich has expanded its participation in Mickey Thompson's Off Road Champion-ship Gran Prix Series for 1988. Goodrich, last year's "Tire Manufacturer of the Year," has doubled its financial contribution to the series, from $15,000 last year to $30,000 for 1988. The money will go into a year end points fund to be distributed among the top drivers in the stadium racing points series. THE SCCA COORS RACETRUCK CHALLENGE schedule has ~ finalized, with a 12 race series on tap for the showroom stock mini trucks in this unique road racing series. The first events in April were at Sears Point, in California and Dallas, Texas, May it was a last hurrah at Riverside, CA. In June the races are in Milwaukee and Niagra Falls, in July at Brainerd, MN, in August at Lime Rock, CT and Pocono, PA, and in September at Mid Ohio Raceway. The final three events in October are at Mosport Park, in Ontario, <;::anada, St. Petersburg, Florida, and a race at Sebring finishes the series. THE ADRA 1988 SEASON opened with a great race at Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. Paradise Valley, Arizona resident Jerry Finney started the 1988 ADRA Desert Championship Series in fine style with a strong Overall and Pro Class 1 victory at the "Penasco Twilight 250", March 26, 1988. Jim Travis was the Overall Sportsman winner, despite having his steering wheel break apart. We'll have all the details in the next issue. ROGER MEARS was recently named a distributor for Bridgestone's high per-formance off road racing tires, expanding his tire business. Mears has been a Bridgestone dealer for some time. Success fullows success as Roger went to Lucerne ..Yalley and won C~ 7 in his Nissan, dri"!!1,g on Bridgest<?ne tires of ~_<:?urse. Dusty Tima

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Goodies Galore ••• New, High ·Angle Upper Ball Joint The latest high strength= part from Cone Industries is the Hy-Angle Upper Ball Joint with 90 degree total travel. It is made with heat treated construction, and adaptable to all A-arm cars and trucks used in racing Classes 7S, 7, 6 and 8. Replacement parts are readily available. Get the wh o le ·st o ry from Cone Industries, Dept. OT, 2055 Hanging Tree Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. Side Dams for Mini-Midi Trucks Bushwacker Sport Truck Equipment has an all new line of Road Hugger Side Dams available for all import and domestic mid-size pickup trucks. Designed as a ground effect-type product that works equally well on lifted pre-run style trucks and lowered •• groundpounder'-' vehicles, the Side Dams descend approximately 3½ inches below the stock rocker panels. The eight piece custom molded set covers the doors, cab rockers and both bed rockers, and the new design is made from Bush-wacker' s own DURA-FLEX material. For complete details send for the latest Bushwacker catalog, just $2.00 from Bushwacker Sport Truck Equipment, Dept. OT, 9200 No. Decatur St., Portland, OR 97203. New MT Tires for Suzukis ----Mickey Thompso~ Tires has two new models for Samurai owners; the Baja Belted and the Baja Belted HP tires turn the Samurai from an everyday vehicle into an aggressive looking 4x4. The Baja Belted provides superior traction for mud or snow conditions. The Baja Belted HP was designed for dual Dusty Times purpose, highway/ off road use. The tires are available in standard stock replacement size, or two other sizes at yqur local dealer. For more information on these or . other Mickey Thompson Performance Tires write;them at P.O . Box 227, Dept. OT, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222. Bugpack Aluminum Interior K its Bugpack Performance Prod-ucts have a new, weight saving line of Aluminum Interior Kits for racing, off road, or just for the custom race car look. The front and rear side panels are precision cut for a perfect fit. Construction is of high quality aluminum sheet, with a rolled bead for rigidity. These kits complement Bugpack's alumin-um dash and aluminum engine compartment kits, with models to fit both Bugs and Ghias. To find out where to buy your kit · contact Dee Engineering, Inc., Dept. OT, 3560 Cadillac Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626. All Aluminum Racing Radiators Kool Auto Sports Division of Kool Radiators has added all aluminum units to their extensive line of brass custom racing radiators. Shown above is the all aluminum Rabbit replacement radiator, featuring all welded construction, high efficiency vacuum brazed cores and hand fabricated tanks. Kool Auto Sports can custom build a unit for your needs, and these radiators were designed with the serious off road racer in mind. For further information regarding the entire line of brass or aluminum racing radiators, contact Kool Auto Sports Division, Dept. OT, 2905 West Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Colorful, Action Packed 1988 Off Road Calendar An all new 1988 off road racer's calendar featuring full color pictures of many of the great drivers is now available. The calendar includes the entire 1988 schedules for Score International, High Desert Racing Association and the Mickey Thompson Off Road Championship Gran Prix. The calendar is available to the general public by mail order, and there are special bulk order rates as well. Send $8.00, which includes shipping and handling, per calendar to get yours in time to make it a present for your favorite racer, to M&M Enterprises, Dept. OT, 5318 Don Pio Drive, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. New Hedman Hedder Catalog The newest Hedman Hedder catalog includes units for the street, for motorhomes, vans and for 2 and 4 wheel drive trucks. Also included is the complete line of accessories, side pipes, turbo mufflers and glass pak hedder mufflers, all in stock at your nearest dealer, plus everything you need for the street, the strip and for race cars is also listed. The new Buyers Guide makes ordering your Hedman Hedders easy, as it is complete with a photo, a part number and a page number to reference. Send $3.00 for your new ca talog to H edman Hedders, Dept. OT, 9599 West Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231. Fat Performance Off Road Catalog FAT Performance has a brand new off road catalog, a most com-prehensive collection of compon-ents for VW / Porsche based race cars and buggies. With a full line of specialty Type IV VW and Rabbit engine parts, and a full line of suspension components, you can build the entire car from the catalog. The new book offers FAT designed and proven racing prod-ucts._ Centerline· wheel s, Bilstein shocks, IFP lights, Sway-A-Way, Beard seats, Simpson safety equipment, Yokohama tires, S&S and Tri Mil exhaust systems, Bosch, K&N, Uni Filter, W right Place, JaMar and many more prod-ucts to suit the seasoned off road Mav 1988 racer and enthusiast, and new-comers as well. Send $5.00 for your copy to FAT Performance, Dept. OT, 1450 No. Glassell, Orange, CA 92667. New KC HiLites Light Bar ~li:L-The practical answer to roof mount off road lights is the new and improved KC HiLites Light Bar. Specially designed mounting brackets secure a stainless steel bar· that can accommodate up to five off road lights. The bar is available in polished stainless steel or black powder paint finish. Polished cast aluminum brackets are easily mounted on trucks, vans and utlity vehicles, including the new "gutterless: design of Nis-s an Pathfinders, the Dodge Dakota, Chevrolet/GMC trucks and S-l0s. You don't need to punch holes in the roof with this light bar. Installation is quick and easy, especially when the optional OE-style pre-wired harness loom is used. This kit includes a switch, relay, bayonet conn~ctors, fuse and protective covering. The new KC Light Bar components are available in stores nationwide. For additional information send $1.00 for the 1988 catalog to KC HiLites, Dept. OT, Williams, AZ 86046. Polaris ATV Air Filter Uni Filter now offers a replacement foam filter element for the popular Polaris ATVs. This "wrap around" design keeps a soft, flexible foam seal in constant contact with the airbox so dirt can't leak over or under the filter. This high flow, 2 stage element quickly disassembles for Coming Next Month ... complete cleaning and can be reused many times. Check it out at your dealer, and get more details from Uni Filter, Inc., Dept. OT,. 13522 Newhope St., Garden Grove, CA 92643. New Frame Mounted Hitch Valley Industries has a new frame mounted, Class II Torsional receiver style hitch for cars, trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles. The chrome plated ball mount can be quickly removed when not in use and replaced with a black receiver cover for a neat appearance, and nothing protrudes past the rear bumper. Made in the USA, SAE rated to handle up to 3500 pounds, the hitch is budget priced and easy to install with simple hand tools, and all grade 5 hardware is included. For more information and a free copy of "towing tips", wr.:ite to Valley Industries, Dept. OT, 1313 So. Stockton, Lodi, CA 95241. One Piece Jeep Axles Summers Brot ers now have a one piece forged rear axle that is designed to replace the two piece 197 6 and later Jeep CJ 7 and CJ 5 units, that are prone to shearing at the axle key, which can immobilize the vehicle, and do· more pamage. The easy to install kit includes two forged axles with studs, two bearing abutment rings, two bearing retainer flanges with seals installed, two Timken tapered roller bearings; . two bearing collars, two oversize housing seals and complete instructions. For further information, or the new catalog ($3.00) write to Summers Brothers, Inc., Dept. OT, 530 So. Mountain Ave., Ontario, CA 91762. HDRA NISSAN MINT 400 STADIUM RACING IN SEA TILE'S KINGDOME WCR MARLBORO SAFARI RALLY SHORT COURSE RACING AT GLEN HELEN ADRA PENASCO TWILIGHT RACE RIM OF THE WORLD RALLY VORRA RACING AT PRAIRIE CITY SCCA PRO HAPPY TRAILS RALLY ... Plus all the Regular Features Page 51

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"--a.l e.§(JJJ ALL TERRAIN ENTERPRISES MOTOR SPORT PRODUCTS ~~~'?-Compet1t10n Tires ~J/ Offroad & Motorcycle Products 22264 Ottawa, Unit 1 Apple Valley, CA 92308 (619) 240-3186 (800)° 892-5263 ALUMA-KO TE Aluminizing Sand Blasting Welding Repair 13574 Pumice Norwalk, CA 90650 Mike Matson (213) 802-2328 Brent Miller Performance Products Fiberglass Fenders & Hoods• Urethane Bush ings & Hood Pins Pop-up Roof Light Kits • V-6 Kits for Mini Trucks Off-Road Truck Fabrication Product Catalog $3.00 (619) 562-1740 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 619-583-6529 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY RACE CAR SALES • CUSTOM FABRICATION • RACE CAR PREP 6630 MacARTHUR DR., SUITE B • LEMON GROVE, CA 92045 , FA8RICATION & REPAIR CUSTOM ROLL CAGES OFF~OAO RACE PREP FLAME CUTTING M.I.G. ~NG TUBE BENDING DISTRIBUTOR FOR: TOM MINGA BILSTEIN SHOCKS , HELLA LIGHTS THE WRIGHT PLACE 741 ROSALIE WAY, El CAJON, CALIFORNIA 92019 • 619-445-5764 BELL I~-. RACING -AND SAFETY PRODUCTS KENNY PARKS (213) 802-1477 , 14920 SH9EMAKER, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA. 90670 Page 51 SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES NETS • TOOLBAGS• HARNESSPADS ALL SEATS CAN BE SHIPPED UPS BEARD'S ''SUPER SEATS'' 208 4th Avenue· E. ED & BARBARA BEARD Buckeye, AZ 85326 (602) 386-2592 <&rnup ruckmann San Diego <519> 578-1585 .. 6 CYLINDER PORSCHE OFF ROAD RACE ENGI NES. WINNERS AT 8626 COMMERC E AVE. C>< FOR GORK Y McMILLIN DANNY LETNER LARRY RAGLAND MARK McMILLIN IN MIRAMAR CAGLE REGULATOR? Adjusts fuel pressure as you dri~·e, for better mileage and perfor-~~b~:m~r!~Wh t~~y~o~e:=:r:;g:~~ ~C:arir:.u; ~~(tri~rng~5~~i~ smoke. Controls carb loadup and fuel pushby, with reinforced diaphragm. $49,95 £~J~~!te517 ~;'::eL:g;~oved ~~~g ff;;~~37/gJ!!i~ Car Custom OFF-ROAD RACING DIVISION SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS ON : :.== 111Pr-• llilii!Qllilj Wlll11t7'~""'"'-® ~ ~ ~ 7'/0IOWM I!!! o!M-."' 9 "~ llllfillMI(. TWO GIANT LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU SUPERSTORE #1 915 W FOOTHILL BL VD AZUSA CA 91 702 818-334-4951 TOM MALLOY Service/767-0588 PH RS 969 SUPERSTORE #2 12451 WESTMINSTER BL VD GARDEN GROVE CA 92643 714-554-9260 8520 Kewen Sun Valley, CA 91352 C & M OFF ROAD & TRUCK CENTER, INC. PARTS AND SERVICE FOR ALL 4W.D.'S ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN CONVERSIONS 4W.D. ACCESSORIES CUSTOM WELDING AND METAL FABRICATION OFF ROAD RACE VEHICLES & DUNE BUGGIES car custom VW SERVICE DEPARTMENT • RACE CAR PREPARATION HI-PERFORMANCE ENGINE WORK • COMPLETE JNSTALLA TION & ELECTRICAL • HI-PERFORMANCE TRANS WORK • COMPLETE TUNE-UP- STOCK OR HI-PERF. • COMPLETE SERVICE & REPAIR f~p§,;::::11::::l§Pthtlti:!!:J'lt.1.t:fiil[:i:t~~H:!l:::{ii?~;~il~J __ May 1988 Communications, Inc. 827 N. Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 845-7437 EDGAR E. MOSQUERA Technical Service Representative Cellular Car Phones Mobile Two Way Radios Sales & Service Rentals I I I I I Cut out this coupon and mail it to: Dick Cepek, Inc. 17000 Kingsview Ave., Dept.OT Carson, California 90746 I O I've enclosed $2.00* 1 Please send me your I 1988 Catalog and my I $2 Rebate Card * Canadran & Foreign requests I send $5 00 U S Currency L------------------------------. 20 YEARS OF BUILDING WINNING OFF ROAD RACE CARS CHENOWTH CARS WIN Seven Out of Eight Overall Victories in 1987 CHENOWTH DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT 1401 Pioneer Way #17 / El Cajon, CA 92020 Work (619) 442-3773 / Res. (619) 441-0938 CHENOWTH .iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiRACING PRODVCTS, INC. Racing and recreational chassis and accessories. 943 Vernon Way El Cajon, CA 92020 1221 West Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 449-7100' (619) 27S-1663 [CNC] Manufacturers of Quality Hydraulic and Automotive Products Send $3.00 for Catalog FLOATER REAR ENDS• FRONT HUBS• AXLES BALL JOINTS• TORSION BARS• KNOCK OFF HUBS (805) 239-266::l Sandy Cone 2055 Hanging Tree Lane • Templeton. CA 93465 Dusty Times

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"1985 Off Road World Champions" 6 GOWlAND MOTORSPORTS Toyoto Fibergloss Kits Stroker Cronk Shafts Pre Runner Bumpers 34800 Vaquero Road Cathedral City, CA 92234 '-.:::: PROFESSIONAL POOL SERVICE AND REPAIRS SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL & CUSTO POOLS LICENSED & INSURED • ACID WASHES• FILTERS• HEATERS• MOTORS • ETC. Rocing Engines Piston Kits Boker Shocks By Appoint~ent Only (619) 324-3119 OFFICE 362-4202 3999 GRAPEFRUIT CIRCLE LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89103 HOUSE of BUGGIES 9027 Campo Road• Spring Valley, CA 92077 • 619-589-6770 MICHAEL LUND 6211 Yarrow Drive. Suite C • Carlsbad, CA 92009 • (619) 931-0844 Lee (714) 522-4600 (714) 522-4602 rli@JJJJJJd V. W. Service REPAIR O PARTS O SERVICE 6291 Manchester Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90621 JIMCO OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES _ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 562-17 43 "OFF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10965 HARTLEY RD. SANTEE, CA 92071 -Page 54 .:JIM JULSON MIKE JULSON OHN .llc:Mfl: PIIIOOCJCTS Send $2.00 ,0, C--., OHNSON CUSTOM RACE CAR PREP FOR WINN ING SUSPENSION SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE ~PERFORMANCE~ P.O. BOX 81 LEMON GROVE, DEPT. 1 CA 92045 (619) 698-3407 10 Time BAJA 1000 Winner DUAL & TRIPlE SHOCK SYSll:MS RBERCLASS 60• V-6 2.1 MOTOR PARTS Aa:B50RES Custom Engines / Transaxles Street · Strip · Offroaq KEITH SCHINDLER (714) 599-7627 Mc:KENZIFS AUTOMOTIVE INC. WAREHOUSE DISTRl■UTORS FOR CIENTIER-LINI: WHIEIE.LS SWAY· A •WAY TIECTIRA TIRES ■ILSTl:IN SHOCKS KC LIGHTS SUPER TRAP' SPARK Alllt[STOIIS Ct■I[ LIGHTS MCK[NZtl AIR,rLTEIIS WRIGHT P'LACIE DURA ■LUI: ULTRA ■_!)OT Wl:■Tl:RN AUTO TUU'.S 819. 794.9439 818-7811-11827 K,Y .11. SHOCKS BIARD SIATS Hl!WLAND OIAltS ~GIM OIAlt■ CROWN Miro. NIE.AL ,-RODUCTS TIii-MiL 129415 SHEIIMAN WAY, NO, 4 NO, HOLLYWOOD. CA ·••os MENDEOLA RACINC TECHNOLOCY VW • PORSCHE • HEWLAND .. RACINC· CEARBOXES ( 619) 2 7 7, 3100 7577 CONVOY COURT. SAN DIEGO, CA 92111 May 1988 TABS -BRACKETS -MOUNTS Shearing - Punching - Forming Sawing -Tool Grinding - TIG & MIG Welding RACE CAR COMPONENTS STEVE WRIGHT Riverside, Calif. (714) 351-2515 ,s . Ct-\ fl. 5 S Custom Built tp Your Needs by V-ENTERPRISES 37925 Sixth St. East, Unit 107 . Palmdale, CA 93550 Bill Varnes Mike Brown sos,~n-3s43 Get the word out about your business, big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new cu&toinen. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $ t'S.00 per month. INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, Including ... • NEAL Cutung Brakes'" • Clutch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cylinders • Hydraulic Clutches and Thro1tles ... plus much more. VW TRANS,AXL:ES OFF ROAD/STRIP/STREET Complete Catalog, $3.00. NEAL PRODUCTS, INC. 7171 Ronson Road San Diego, CA 92111 ( 619) 565-9336 OFF ROAD SUSPENSIONS NEVER LIFT ENGINEERING JEFF HUBER (619) 242-5840 13952 HUDSON CT. APPLE VALLEY, CA 92307 "USED.BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" Ask Your Performance Dealer Today. -Oil -Fuel -Transmis~ions -Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag, Marine QUALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc., 12414 Hwy. 99 So., Oept. OT. Everett, WA 98204 Dusty Times

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OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEERING 6891 SAN DIEGO DR., BUENA PARK, CA 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 II: 4 WO VANS II: PICKUP S II: M I N I TRUCKS GABRIEL RACING S H OCKS • BAJ A R YDERS PRE·RUN TRUCK S • CUSTOM S P R INGS AXLE WORK • CUSTOM SUSP E NSION NO B LOCK S U SED • WELD ING II: FABRICATION Bill Montague Established 1974 (714) 521-2962 (714) 761-9460 Wants YOU Be a Volunteer in a Yokohama Support Pi • Get Involved ! Dennis Rogers or Steve O'Connor (818) 335-7757 CRi 'OFF ROAD INNOVATIONS BOLT·ON PRE-RUNNER ACCESSORIES LIGHT HOOPS TIRE MOUNTS BED KICKERS 16191 588-2568 CUSTOM FABRICATION 1160 PIONEER WAY, SUITE C, EL CAJON, CA 92020 (714) 359-8452 • COMPLETE PERF. ENGINES FOR: DRAG • OFF-ROAD IOAT • ROAD· • FLOW BENCH • HEAD PORTING • PERFORMANCE VALVE JOII • HELi-ARC WELDING RACING ENGINES RACING HEADS 3115 McHarg Road Riverside, CA 92503 FAMILY RESTAURANT Over 40 Years • The best in the Des!!rt Coffee Shop -Steak House • Watering Hole Saloon Mobil 24 Hour Service Station BAKER, CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN c Off-ROAD ~ A R~CING~ ~ -c,/.~~ ~*~ P. 0. BOX 323•SEAHURST, WA 98062 (2061 242-1773 Dusty Times 19000 Bagby Dr. Canyon Country PREPCo RACE CAR MAINTENANCE RICHARD PARCELLS . (805) 251-9631 PROBST Off Road Racing Inc. OFF ROAD DESIGN and FABRICATION BERRIEN LASER RACE FRAMES 1121 EAST ILUNOIS HWY. NEW LENOX. ILUNO IS 60451 (8151 485-RACE (72231 Quality Products Fastener Specialists · Heinz (Henry) Buchhardt (213) 633-6971 6845 East Compton Blvd. Check out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer ( Almost half price fur group subscriptions) Call (111) 119-5600 or write DUS'IYTIMIS 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura. CA 91301 AL KEY (213) 515-3570 PERFORMANCE COMMU NICATIONS FOR PERFORMANCE VEHICLES Telephone: (714) S3S4437 (714) S)S-4438 David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 DOUG FREEMAN (213) 320-9584 P.O . BOX 3757 GARDENA. CA 90247-7457 Mat 1988 The REP FIRM MEDIA DEVELOPMENT Bernice Sanders 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 1818)991-3014 RUSS's V.W. Recycling 3317 S. Peck Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016 (BEHIND TONY'S TRUCK WRECKING) (818) 574-1943 • (818) 574-1944 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, Ghias and 914's (213) 583-2404, ,------'~~o /((((~ ~ANDERS SERVICE, INC. (,)()U/ METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Avenue · Los Angeles, California 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PAATICAL . FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith NEW LOCATION IN ORANGE COUNTY rSIMPSOII. j.. RACE PRODUCTS j 1130 N. Kraemer Blvd., 'C' Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 630-8861 Race Car Fabrication Custom Bumpers Roll Cages & . Nerf Bars Progressive Suspensions Systems SOUTHERN NEVADA OFF ROAD CHASSIS . RAY CUMMINS TRENT MORSE 702-739-9969 6245 Harrison Dr., #26 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 Hi-Performance VW • Porsche Parts & Accessories Page 55 __,

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--GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY .. OFF ROAD SUSPENSION SYSTEMS - SHOCKS RACE CAR FABRICATION AND PREPARATION CUSTOM MACHINE PARTS - KEVIN McGILLIVRAY 28210 AVE. CROCKER #301 , VALENCIA, CA 91355 (805) 257-0934 Sl'O'RT ENGINEERING PRECISION HELIARC WELDING CUSTOM FABRICATION PRODUC'.flON & REPAIRS GREGG HAWKS 818-710-1044 WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA 115 OCTANE RACING GASOLINE Anaheim, CA .......................... . Bakersfield, CA ........................ . Bullhead City, AZ .. .................. .. . Colton, CA ......................... · ... . Concord, CA ... . .................•..... Denver, CO ......................•..... El Centro, CA ......................... . Fullerton, 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 Quality Drive Train Components SUPER .BOOT PRODUCTS (714) 630-8283 Anaheim, CA 1987 BUDWEISER fRT SUPERSTITION SERIES CHAMPIONS Page 56 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 cut about your business, big or small. Pµt your business card_ in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new cwtomen. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $ 1,S.00 per month . CHUCK TAYLOR PREMIUM PETROLEUM LUBE 349 MAINSAIL RD. OCEANSIDE, CA 92054 (619) 433-8777 Lubricants Specialist SOUTHWESTERN PETROLEUM CORPORATION SINCE 1933 ·rrackside Photo, Inc. Peter Hatch (213) 609-1772 1507 East Del Amo Blvd.• Carson, CA 90746 HACE TH/INS BY JEFF RELJ)S TRANSfiXLE ENGINEEitlN<i JEFF FI ELD 998-2739 Alameda County Bakersfield Bremerton Denver El Centro Hawaii Huntington Beach long Beach Los Angeles Las Vegas Orange County 9833 Deering UnitH Chatsworth, CA 91311 112 Octane "n-lck 118 Octane Super-"n-lck 100 Octane Unleaded /415) 538-RACE Phoenix /6021 952-2575 /805) 393-8258 Portland/Vancouver /206) 693-3608 /206) 377-7951 Riverside /714) 787-8141 /3031 452-5239 Sacramento /916) 638-RACE • /619) 352-2600 San _Diego /6191 460-5207 /808) 682-5589 Saugus 18051 259-3886 1714) 536-8808 Seattle 1206) 833-0430 f213J 979-0198 Spokane /509) 483-0076 f2 I 3) 863-480 I 1/iCities f509) 547-3326 1702) 871-1417 Tucson f602) 326-8770 1714) 634-0845 Wenatchee f509) 663-2912 May ·1988 WP)· 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-CA~ 12387 Doherty St., Dept. OT ii PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS Riverside, CA 92503 (714) 735 22 'Nor legal toe sale in CA on pollution contrOlled vehicles. - , - oo, Engine & Machine VW -PORSCHE • OFF ROAD 947 RANCHEROS DRIVE SAN MARCO S, C A 92069 - . (6 19 ) 741-6173 WOODS WHEEL WORKS Off Road Products Front and Rear Trailing Arms • Spindles ~lllon Speclalsts • ~m ~ 2733 W. Missouri ~ix. N. 85017 Two for the OH-Road! ffotVWs iMY~ ' 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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forward to tht: opportunity to PIT TEAM REGISTER ,,,,----:---~---.:...---.. _ ·-help regulate these modern day Gl1-4£ BOYS 1<f'A1)Y, MA\./! --ntfRE's A KLVNKER A·COftilNl robber barons. I suspect there are many of you out there who feel • ....,,,"b,__•, ~ the same. They take advantage of h ~ ~ _ us as racers, automobile· drivers, ,r4C. ~ home owners; they take advan-l ~ b ~ tage of our doctors, our cities, \ 'r-c:? even our sponsors. I don't know · about you but I've h_ad enough .. Independent Desert Racen Association By George R. Thompson Managing E_ditor - There seems to be· s~me confu-- sion among off road competitors ~==;====;:;=;============---~r-""-,.,.. _ __, We welcome all Support T earn news articles. Typed ancf d~uble spaced copy _is ac-r.eptable._Deadline is the l(lth of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS LOS CAMPEONES Jon Kennedy, President Malcolm Vinje, President 3117 Killarney 2450 Vineyard Ave., Suite 102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Escondido, CA 92025-1330 (714) 641-0155 (619) 292-0485 (home) Meeting - 2nd Wednesday (619) 743-1214 (work) Verdugo's Mexican Restaurant Radio-FM-152.960 Costa Mesa, CA Radio-FM-151.775 CHECKERS Jeff Hibbard, President 13237 Sierra Hwy. · ~ Canyon Country, CA 91350 (805) 252-4034 CORE Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 Northrldge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 F.A.I.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Jeff Randall, President Teri _Nicks, Secretary Dave Ma11lngham, Race Dlrecte>r (714) 879-7697 (213) 943-1916 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn - Harbor & 91. Freeway· Radlo-FM-150.860 CALIFORNIA-RALLY SERIES B:-, Hill Moorl'· _ By the time thi~ hits public;t1"on-the Rim of the World Rally will hopefully have taken place, in §pite of the SCCA and the insur-_ance company rather than because of them. I shouldn't be so hard on the SCCA, they are attempting to cooperate with the insurance company. Unfortu-nately, the insurance people seem to want to rid themselves of pro rallying. Of course, they are also trying to rid themselves of any other customer on whose policy they have had to pay out. I can't blame them for wanting to protect themselves wherever a - potential liability exists. Where I blame them is the apparent lack of good faith they show in their deal-ings. It is hard to be sympathetic with their plight when the attor-neys general of several states are taking them to court for viola-tions of the public trust. The fact is I want to stand up and cheer, , and say "it's about time." The specific company I have in mind has increased its C. Y .A. paperwork with enough docu-mentation to create a small novel Dusty Times MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon Hills Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 (home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jao Sunderland, President 2542 Ken,per Avenue La Crescenta, 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) 447-795S)(nlght) Gene Robeson, P~esldent ·. (619) 466-8722 ~r at the -ve,y least, a · 1 \, m1m-seriez. Two organizers of pre-viously held eveots are no longer interested in continuing due to the problems of the increased workload and the attitudes of the people they would be dealing with. CRS organizers have never shirked their responsibilities to safety, to the course, to the workers or the competitors. Ultimately, the competitor has to take responsibility for a properly prepared car, a sane and sober crew, and the use of at least the same amount of common sense that God gave an amoeba, to con-duct themselves in 'a manner which will not endanger them or anyone else. It is unfortunate that some competitors don't under-stand the concept of responsibil-ity, and the problems they create reflect on all of us. The statement applies more to people around the rest of the country than to CRS. If I thought it would help us with the insurance companies I'd suggest we tell some of our perpetual problems to take a hike. Just as unfortunate, the insurance com-panies have never shown a ten-dency to meet the prqg1ises they make about what they'll do if cer-tain situations which are of advan-tage to them are met. Maybe during this election year it is time to put pressure on those who make political appointments to get some sympathetic souls on the state insurance commission. After looking at the latest/rem-ium increase I received, I' look about how the Competition Review Board functions, and the role of IDRA on that board. I would like to clear up this confu-sion, so that everyone will be aware of his/her responsibility urider this relatively new system. As background: The Independ-ent Desert Racers Association (IDRA) was formed last year by the major Independent Pit Sup-port Teams in an effort to pool our collective members into one voice. The IDRA represents the interests of the following pit organizations: Chapala Dusters, Checkers Off Road, C.O.R.E., F.A.I.R., Los Campeones and Tight Ten. As Managing Director ofIDRA !·proposed a new format for the Competition Review Board to both SCORE and HORA in late June of last year, arid this proposal was accepted by both organiza-tions. The purpose of this pro-posal was twofold. First, to put the· matter of determining penal-ties for protests and infractions in the hands of the racers them-selves, and, to standardize this procedure at all points events. IDRA agreed, at that time, to assume responsibility for assem-bling and administrating this board. The CRB is made up of the following members: Board Chairman, who is the Race Direc-tor, Board Administrator, who is the IDRA Executive Board Member, Buggy Driver Rep, Truck Driver Rep, Pit Support Rep, Alternate, Chief Official, and Board Se1<:retary. The Board Chairman and Chief Official have no vote in the pro-ceedings, but_ do provide the Board with the specifics of the protests and infractions. The Board Administrator is chosen by the IDRA Executive Board and has one vote. The Buggy Driver Rep is chosen by the Chief Buggy Rep and has one vote. (Mark McMillin is the 1988 ChiefBuggy Rep.) The Truck Driver Rep is chosen by the Chief Truck Rep and has one vote. (Frank Vessels is the 1988 Chief Truck Rep.)· The Pit Support Rep is chosen on a rotating basis from among the major pit organizations, Clubs and Manufacturers, and has one vote. The Alternate member par-ticipates in the proceedings but votes only in the event of a con-flict of interest or · if a board member fails to show, which has happened. The Secretary takes the minutes of the meeting~and has oo vote. He is the IDRA Secretary. Effective with the 1988 Baja Internacional there will be a . Motorcycle Rep to the Board at all SCORE events; he will have one vote. May 1988 -Any entry who is involved in the proceedings will be flagged, on the unofficial results, one hour prior to the meeting of the Board. It is your responsibility, as a par-ticipant, to check these results to determine if your entry is under protest for any reason. . This is a volunteer board of racers, all of whom go to consid-erable inconvenience to take part on this board. We come from every conceivable walk of life and do our best under difficult cir-cumstances to· make fair and impartial decisions. I feel, as we learn from e_xperience, that the CRB is improving with each event. I think that we owe a debt of gratitude to SCORE/HORA for their support in helping us estab-lish this new system, in spite of the fact that it makes the job of putting on these events just that much more difficult for them. If you have any other questions about the CRB, contact your Driver Rep or the IDRA. CORE had thirteen member cars start the Gold Coast 300 last March, and three more on radio watch only. In Class 1 Chet ~uff-man soloed to a fine third place in his ORE, but John Kelly went out on the third lap with terminal cv trouble. Jerry Finney and Dan Fodrill had a four hour plus first lap, finished all three, but were over the time allowance in Class 2 and only got credit for two laps. CORE drivers were stars in Class 1-2-1600. Jack Ramsay drove alone in the Bunderson to win the big class by ten minutes. Dominic Borra and John Basso naifed down a keen third place and enough points _to be in a three way tie for the over all points lead going into the Great Mojave 250. Dan Araujo and Dave Ramirez rolled on the first lap, but came back with two more good laps to finish the race, 17th in class. Richard and John Lind had lots of varied troubles and got in just two laps. In Class 7S Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin packed it in after two laps. Our lone Challenger car fin-ished fourth, even though the .Stankavichs rolled right at a checkpoint. Of our four Class 10 cars, two were in the money and two were dnfs. Mark Barnes drove right into third in class and he is also in the three way tie for the overall points lead. Scott and Larry Dinovitz had some last lap troubles, but still finished fifth. Rob M yerly got in one very long lap, and Bill Poe was out with broken steering on the first lap. Among the radio watch cars Steve Centurioni took 11th in Class 10- after a long stop to change the trans. In Challenger Class Steve Schober and Bruce Mangold got just 50 miles, then got stuck in the silt, and later broke a spindle and were out on the first lap. The Mike Schwellin-ger Jeep was out early in Class 3 action with trans trouble. . Many thanks go to Gold Coast Race Manager_ Pay Reyes, and pit captains David Plum, Greg Smith, Alen Winchester, Rich Stout and all the folks who helped-"" in the pits. Four weeks later another Bak-er's Dozen of member cars raced the Score Great Mojave 250 over the Easter weekend. They pro-duced a class winner and a couple more in the money, plus one of our radio watch cars was a winner also. CORE had four on course full pits on the 57 mile course, plus a big main pit just before the finish line, where all the major pit teams were located. Chet Huffman was our star at Lucerne, taking the Class 1 lead on the third lap, and he drove the Toyota powered ORE all the way alone to win the class. Congratu-lations to Chet and his team.John Kelly also drove his Raceco all the way, lost time with a stall and a dead battery, but came in a fine 4 third in Class 1. Mike and Jim Zupanovich were out at Check 1 on the first lap with unfixable steering woes with the Class . 1 Rac~c~ --- _ _ . _ ___ _ _ CORE had good results in Class 10. Steve Centurioni and co-driver Larry Job had a couple of flats, but came home second by just two seconds in the ORE. Bill Poe and Ray Kehoe were fourth starting the last. lap, but lost a cylinder in the air cooled, and fin-ished fifth, sounding rough. They thank the FAIR pits for the field fix. George Jackman and Bill Reutgen had big troubles on the third lap, but came back to finish sixth. Scott and Larry Dinovitz were CORE's only non-finisher 1 in Class 10, out on the first-lap with transmission trouble. Our radio watch team of Kirk Van Matre and Carl Olson got their Class 10 Raceco to the finish line in eighth place. . Of the four that started in Class 1-2-1600, only one CORE car finished. It was the ORE of Dominic Borra and John Basso; , they had several flats along with bending the front beam, but they came in ninth. J.D. Ward and Terry Jeffers broke a trailing arm on the third lap. Dave Ramirez and Dan Araujo lost their engine on the first lap. Roger and David Shuman rolled on the third lap, got hit,· and their Mirage was smashed beyond repair. In Challenger Class, Duane Smith and Greg Shapiro broke a ball joint, later broke a trailing arm, but got patched up to finish . 17th in class. But, Dennis andJoel Stankavich lost their trans at Checkpoint 3 on the first lap. The Class 3 Jeep ofMike Schwellinget -and Les Erickson won Class 3 in an unusually close battle in the class. Congrats go to them as well. Many thanks .g~ to Randy LaCore, who was Race Manager at Lucerne and also caP.tain at the main pit, and pit captains Chuck Ratliff, Kevin McGillivray, John McDowell and G.K. Mann. CORE meets the first Tuesday of the month, and guests and prospective members are always welcome. We have a new meeting place this year, the Burbank Ra-mada Inn, 2900 No. San Fer-nando Blvd., just off the Golden State Freeway at Buena Vista. The meetings start at 8:00 p.m. The next major race CORE will pro-vide pit service for is, of course, the Mint 400, followed by the Score Baja_lnternacional. Page 57

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-Classified ••• . FOR SALE: Class 5 convertibt; : 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: 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. ----------FOR SALE: Challenger Raceco 2 seater. 1987 World Champion driven by Danny Ashcraft. Super fast Burris motor, fresh trans, FOR SALE: Class 7S. 2 races on complete rebuild. Race ready. 9w Spool Doetstreck shocks, Yoko-hama, Mastercraft, 2 motors, 2 trans, Wright Place spindles and ball joints. Parts galore -CHALLENGE CLASSES. Best offer. Enclosed trailer available for $3,900. Call Nick (619)-443-8012 evenings. WANTED: Competitive Class 7S. Must be first class and race ready! Call Bob (619) 530-1999 days or( 619) 695-9441 evenings. JOB OPPORTUNITY: Rancho Suspension is currently accepting applications for a prototype fab-ricator. Candidates must be ex-perienced in metal. fabrication and be able to operate lathe, mill, brake, mig, tig, tube bender, and electric eye flame cutter. Apply at 6925 Atlantic Ave in Long Beach. FOR SALE: 1986 World Champ-ion car. Hi Jumper 1-2-1600 single seat, Fox, all the right parts, ready to race. 1987 3rd place overall for Northern Cal. New , tranny, seats and seatbelts, spare tires, trailer available. $5,000. Call (415) 455-8043. FOR SALE: 5-1600 car. New . trans, new link-pin front end, rack and pinion, two races on FAT engine, Centerlines, Wright, Sway-A-Way, Mastercraft, Fox Shox, Parker Pumper, K.C. Day-FOR SALE - Class 5 car/ pre-runner. Neth, 9" wider beam, Wright front arms, Woods 3x3 arms, Bus trans, 1835 VW. Turbos, Bilstdn, Mastercraft, 22 gal. cdl, 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. 11 Jamar, Beard, Parker Pumper, fuel cell. Lots of spares. Priced to sell $6,000.00 or trade for 2-1600 . Call (619) 941-1497. 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: 1978 SCORE Class 8 champion F-100 Ford pickup; 390 Cu. In. engine, Art Carr C-6 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: Class 10 short course lighters, green sticker. Some car. Has all the good parts. Rev spares. Needs new belts, ready to Power Rabbit, 2" neg. combo . race. Serious only. $6,500 firm. spindles, Palmer arms, UMP Call Jack (818) 969-0~60. power steering. Only raced a cou-FOR SALE: Desert mdtor Type pie of times. Fresh, ready to go. 1, 2270cc. Leigh~on built. Have $18,500w/trailer &spares. Call one race on motor, fast and (619) 275-6111, 753-7014. dependable. Has new Tri-Mil, case, roller crank. alt. Dependable and efficient Zenith carb, Trick heads, Ferramic clutch, lightened · flywheel. Dyno 128 hp. $2,500 or $3,000 freshened from Leighton. Call (702) 363-2245. -FOR SALE: 1987 SCORE/ HORA overall points champ-ionship car. Challenger Chen-owth, with all the good stuff. $10,000 OBO. Call (619) 583-6529. . FOR SALE: Class 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 J 545-8010 days, ( 414) 762--0289, eves. Make offer. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seat Chenowth. 119" WB, twin cam Toyota, Mendeola trans, Wright front end, Super Boot axles, Woods arms, Super Boot cvs, Mastercraft seats. Must sell -make offer. Call (619) 270-0900. FOR SALE: 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 OBO. Call Jeff (714) 923-9585. FOR SALE: 123" 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: Competitive race trailer, 28' flom space, 34' over-all. Tri-axle, chrome wheels, all aluminum body, shelves, work-bench, awning, electric brakes. 12 volt battery, interier lights, flush tie-downs. Like new. $6,500. Call John, Rick or Ralph (805) 987-3887 . FOR SALE: 2332 Dyno 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) 616-8663. FOR SALE: Class 10 Bunder-son. Hatz best motor, Mendeola's best trans, Summers Bros. brakes, new body and rear air foil, power steering, Curnutt shocks, new wiring, all new Wright front end. This car is light and fast and race prepped by Bob Richardson. Ready for '88 season, $15,000.00 Call Bob at (619) 444-3914: FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco sin-gle seater, dry sump, Hatz, Hew-land, Windshield. Sell cheap. Call Dennis, biz (714) 661-7880, home (714) 498-7135. FOR SALE: Giese Class 1 or Class 10· single seat. First one built. Mild steel air shock car, 116" ·wb, Wright arm/ spindles and Box power steering, Giese rear arms and disc brakes, Parker Pumper, Fuel cell, Beard seats. Less engine and trans $4,S0b firm. Call Dennis (213) 431-3233. . r-----------~------------~--...--------... ---...--------...--...-~ ... --,.. I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in · I J DUSTY TIMES. ; I Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5 .00 for I I . use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. I I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and I I subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. I I --------------------------I I --~----------:-----~----------I I I I ~--------~---~------~-----I I -------------------------- I I I I ----------------------------I I ----------------------------I II Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. I - I I Name ------------------------------I ,• I Mail to: I I Address ___________________ Phone_______ DUSTY TIMES I I 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 City--------------,--------State _____ Zip_______ Agoura,CA.91301 I • L l' Page 58 May 1988 FOR SALE: Wright front beam stock width, 48" Bilsteins, short Wright trailing arms, Porsche spindles. Jimco stock width and length rear trailing arms, big bus stub axles and Sway-A-Way drive axles - bus CVs. Excellent bolt on suspension. Call after 8 p.m. (714) 245-1603. . FOR SALE: '69 VW Baja Bug, IRS, fresh 1600cc, polished Cen-terlines, Beard seats and har-nesses, rear fuel tank, fiberglass front end, w/mounted spare, sin-gle Bilsteins all around. Street legal. Can easily be turned into great pre-runner. Call (818) 286-6348, leave message. FOR SALE: '69 Baja pre-runner, full cage, fresh bus trans, IRS, link pin front end, Beard seats, Center-lines, Sway-A-Way axles, 1776cc motor. $3,000 OBO street legal. 1983 Ford Ranger 4x4 5 speed, V-6, 71,000 mi. $4,000. Call (213) 519-1968. FOR SALE: 1975 Porsche Car-rera, brown ( 396 built-very rare), 250 miles on complete rebuild, transferable 12,000 mi. guaran-tee. This car is perfect inside and out. $21,000. Call Bill at (503) 686-4105 work or (503) 484-0323 home. Keep trying. WANTED: Full time fabricator/ welder for professional race team. We build, maintain and race Dodge and Jeep off road and sta-dium race trucks. Must be moti-vated, organized, capable of meet-ing schedules and work well with others. We travel to approx. 17 races a year. Good OMV printout required. Salary, benefits and expenses. Walker Evans Racing, Riverside, CA. (714) 784-7223 ask for Phylli~. . Dusty Tima

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TECH-TIPS By Bill Savage, Chairman HDRA-SCORE Technical Committee As you know, we hate controv-ersy, and every time we find our-selves in one, we'd like to be any-where else but in the middle. On the other hand, every once in awhile there is a controversy that spawns something good for the sport. It just happened in Class 5-1600. The question was what to do about 181 Thing brake drums.As FOR SALE: Chenowth "1000" Challenge race car, chromoly frame, 100n wheelbase, Parker Pumper, Mastercraft, Saco steer-ing, Neal pedals and streering brakes, Fuel Safe cell, Sway-A-Way, Yokohama, full flow oil sys-tem, extra shocks, wheels, tires, and front end. $7,000. Call Bob (714) 842-2898. FOR SALE: 1986 Class 8 Dodge truck, proven class winner. Top of the line equipment all the way around. Can be purchased with or without engine and spare parts. Price negotiable depending on equipment wanted. Walker Evans Racing. (714) 784-7223 ask for Phyflis. FOR SALE: Class 7 4x4 Toyota race truck, 2400cc TRD motor, new 5-speed trans., power steer-ing,JaMar master cylinders, Earl's plumbing, 22 gal. cell, 8 Center-lines w/ 31 n BFG tires, Autom-eter gauges, Mastercraft seats, Simpson belts, Flame-Q_ut, much more. Would make super com-petitive Class 14 or great pre-runner. $6,900 OBO. Call (619) 347-8660. FOR SALE 2 seater, never raced. Chromoly frame, dual headlocks, combo spindles, 930 CVs, 4 wheel disc, AMS, Saco, JaMar, fresh Leighton motor, 48 Dellor-tos, lots of chrome, new pearl and candy paint. Plus much more. IBIS CAR IS A REAL LOOKER! $12,500 OBO. Call (714) 657-8525. FOR SALE: 1987 Chenowth Challenger 2 seater, Sway-A-Way 300m bars, ITS tranny, Pauter motor, Beard seats, rack and pin-ion, Yokohama tires, Parker Pumper, Doetch shocks, lots of spares. Call for details. $7,500. Motor and tranny never raced. Call (619) 470-8802. Dusty Times far as a reading of the rule book was concerned, they were illegal. But there was a substantial number of 5-1600 owners who wanted to make them legal. You can't run a technical team by majority rule. So they stayed illegal. The brake drums off the VW Thing, a vehicle that Car & Driver once called the ugliest four wheel invention of all time, or if Car & Driver didn't say that somebody did, are stronger than the accept-able i ype 1 drums that were orig-inal equipment on the VW Beetle. When 181 Thing drums go on a Baja Bug they push the wheels out 3/8ths of an inch. They're that much wider. But the Class 5-1600 rep, Andy De Vercelly, persisted. He brought me literature from the factory that proved Volkswagen lists 181 Thing drums in the Type 1 section of the catalog. His arguments were sincere, intelligent and calm. They made sense. The paperwork he provided had not been previously available to the technical com-mittee. So we are convinced, and beginning with the HORA Nissan Mint 400 the 181 Thing drums will be legal for Class 5-1600. Actually, we allowed them at the SCORE Great Mojave 250 as well. We've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. In Class 8 we ~~YOKOHAMA ~SUPPORT TEAM B:v Denuis Ho/.!L·1., The d~s-t has settled now, but as much dust as was raised at the Great Mojave 250 one had to ask one's self if the dust would ever settle. At Checkpoint 1 where I was it wasn't too bad but stories were quite a bit different else-where on the course. Most people I talked to said it made the silt of Nevada mild by comparison, and, knowing the silt of Nevada, means that the dust was "Super Bad." So to all you first time off road racing fans welcome and don't you just love the grit in your teeth. As for Yokohama Support we love it or we wouldn't be there. The team pitted three locations at the Great Mojave, Checkpoint 1, Bessemer Mine and the Rock Pile. Both Check 1 and Bessemer were laid back all day except for a welding job each; funny thing is it was the same Challenger car. The Rock Pile was a different tale all together, they were so busy that, STOP you don't really need to know how busy they were. Instead I am · going to tell you about these guys. These guys are the biggest moaners and groaners, "We are always busy at our pit and you guys just sit and relax", so for this race I let them pick the pit location. Now I know why they are always busy, they mine the course before the pit and create their own business so they can look good. Only kidding, good job guys and gal. I want to thank all the Support Team Volunteers "GREAT JOB FOLKS." Thanks to Joel, Rick, Steve, Phil, Steve, Mike, Sebas-tian and Kevin at Bessemer. Char-are now accepting fiberglass rear bedsides. They have to be the stock shape, size and configura-tion of the stock bedsides so that the truck maintains its stock pro-file. Flaring is limited to what is called for in the rule book. For the purpose of this ruling, the rear bed is everything from the cab back. Class 8 trucks come in fleetside and stepside body types, as opposed to mini-pickups, which are all fleetside. Sheetmetal work to repair bedside damage is expensive, and fiberglass doesn't dent and crush like steel. When it breaks, a replacement can come off the mold and be bolted back in place a lot easier than sheet metal can be. So there is a cost factor in favor of the competitor who takes advantage of this rule. We'd like to comment on the class representative system, as it is working today. We really like the professional attitudes of the class reps and the way they are con-scientiously presenting the wishes of the racers to the technical committee. As in the example of Andy DeVercelly's latest contribution to Class 5-1600, the spirit of what t~e reps are doing and trying to do seems to be in the best interests of the sport. It's definitely refreshing to observe how they are working. The class rep system was revived in what was probably a controversial manner. Bob Mount ·of Yokohama Tire, in a meeting with drivers a year ago, asked for volunteers to serve their classes. He didn't have any real ley, Ann, Earl, Bob, Dale and David at the Rock Pile thanks. And last but not least Check 1, thanks Greg, Tom, Steve, Bonnie, Nickie, Jay and me. Thanks also to the companies who help support the team, Perma Cool, Lothringer Electron-ics, German Auto and Valvoline Oil. The Mint 400 is next and we will be ready, only one.problem, I authority to do any such thing, and there were probably skeptics who thought, "Here we go again." The class rep system didn't work too well before, possibly because of the "popularity con-test" way the reps were chosen. Some of the reps didn't want to serve. Some didn't have the knowledge or the interest or the time or were simply uninformed. Some saw their position as a chance to further special interests. There were a few reps who acted in the best interests of all the rac-ers, and even when the rep system was discarded, they continued to act like class reps with SCORE and HORA. But believe me when I tell you that it is a pleasure to deal with the current group of class reps, not to have to listen to screaming and ranting about emotional issues and to hear and watch them in action, sincerely doing a job in the best interests of the racers they represent. Nobody likes to be involved in a protest, neither the accuser nor the accusee. But sometimes a competitor feels strongly enough to ask us to take some action against another racer who may have bent or broken the rules on the way to victory lane. We'd like to point out some guidelines that are important to recognize when considering a pro-test or when defending yourself against one. First, when the tech-nical committee considers a pro-test it cannot deal with anything but the letter of the rulebook. If the protest deals with some minor . have not seen a map so I can't give you our pit locations. I will be giving out maps in contingency so be sure to get one, all three pits will be marked so you know where help can be found (THE BEST SUPPORT ON COURSE). For more information contact me, Dennis Rogers at (818) 335-7757 or (714) 599-5291. BE A VOLUNTEER. ,, , .... .;,. ,-.;·~ point that the accused believes is ,o not relevant to how he finished the race, we're sorry. All we can go on is the rule in question. Was,_ it violated? We have to rule on that basis only. There are three arguments we hear in these situations. One is that our technical inspectors didn't catch the infraction in pre-race tech. We normally wouldn't catch something competitive about the vehicle then, because our pre-race tech is concentrated on safety regulations. We might happen to see something blatantly illegal and point it out, telling the competitor that he has to fix it or he can't race, but that isn't very often. So the defense that we missed seeing an infraction and okayed a car to race doesn't cut it. A second argument is that the racer has been setting his car up that way for years. We can't rule on past infractons, only the one before us. Whether or not the ~ competitor was aware he was doing something illegal in past races, even if he got a clean bill of health in the past, all we can go on is act on what the rule book says today about any alleged infraction. A third argument comes from the protestee. He's mad about something the other guy is doing that gives him an advantage, and therefore it must be against the rules. Be sure of what you are claiming about the other fellow when you come into a protest hearing. We can't penalize any-body unless what he does is clearly illegal the way. the rule book is written. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Armstrong Tire Co. . . . . . . . . . . 19 Bilstein Corp of America . . . . . . 37 Bridgestone Tire Corp. . . . . . . . 11 Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Car Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Champion Bead Lock Co. . . . . . 17 Dura Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 FAT Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 FBI Fuel Systems . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ford Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Fuel Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 General Tire -Motorsports . . . . . 2 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Herndon Motorsports . . . . . . . . 23 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . 21 JG Transwerks ........ ..... 14 JaMar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 KC Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mark's Transules . . . . . . . . . . 20 .. Mazda Motors of America .. .... 5 McKenzie Automotive . . . . . . . . 40 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . 34 Paraboks Performance 5 • Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Parker Pumper ........... .. 39 PCI Race Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Panda Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Score International . . . . . . . . . . 29 Marvin Shaw Performance Produc~ .............. . . 41 SNORE Twilight 200 . . . . . . . . 33 Station 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Strange Goodies . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Summers Brothers . . . . . . . . . . 42 Super Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 ' Mickey Thompson The entire town of Parker, AZ participates in the annual Score Parker 400 race, and even the youngsters work on the course. At this acqueduct crossing in Arizona, the Parker Boy Scout Troop mans four stations with flags and enthu-siasm. The boys camp in the area the night before the race with the troop leader and other adults, and they work hard flagging all day into the night. May 1988 Entertainment Group . . . . . . . . 7 Toyota Motorsports . . . Back Cover Trackside Photo hterprises . . . 12 Tri Millndustries . . . . . . . . . .. 18 Valley Performance -Hewland ................ 38 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Page 59 ..

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