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1988 Volume 5 Number 7 Dusty Times Magazine

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,; Covering the world of competition in the dirt ••

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Tom DeNault wins his first race ever in class 1/2-1600. The Baja 500 is no walk in the park. It's one of the most challenging off-road races north or south of the border. This year's event was no exception. It gave everybody something to shout about. Especially the drivers running on Yokohamas. Their Super Diggers ate up the tough terrain Baja is famous for. , Tom DeNaun did a complete rollover, landed on all fours and still went OIi to win his first race ever in Class 1/2-1600. Ray Gastelum and Tom Minga teamed up for their first victory of the year in Class 5/1600. Michael Church had mechanical trouble, but managed to take home yet another first-place trophy. To those who triumphed over the badlands of Baja, congratula-tions. We salute you. >YVOKQHAMA TIRES IC>l988 Yokohama Tire Corporation Yokohama Tire Corporation, P.O. Box 4550, 601 S. Acacia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92631

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Volume 5 - Number 7 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 3:0 Photography T rackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderh~f Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT July 1988 THE OFFICIAL VOICE Of PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN . o · 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. POSTMAS::rER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is reqvired for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agourn, CA 91301. OF THE MONTH ••• -In This -ssue ••• FEATURES Page Score Presidente Baja Internacional ..... . . . ........... 14 MTEG at Houston's Astrodome ....... • . ..... . . . . .... 26 A.D.R.A . W estern 150 ..... . ......... . ............. 32 Sand Dr~gs at Glen Helen OHV Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 SCCA Sunriser Forest Pro Rally ........ . . . . . ; . . . . . . . 36 VORRA at Prairie City OHV Park ................... 37 WCR Tour de Corse ........ . . . . .... . . . . ... ........ 40 Miller High Life Short Course Racing ..... . ............ 41 Season Opener in Georgia ........................... 43 MTEG at the Rose Bowl . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Atlas Rally in Africa .. ,, . ................. ....... . . . 47 SODA Season Opener at Sugar Camp .......... . . . . . . 48 Denver's BFGoodrich Gran Prix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 South American Rally Wrap-up ... . . ................ 59 DEPARTMENTS Side Tracks by Judy Smith . . . ........ . . . . . . ...... . . . . 4 Trail Notes ............ . . . · .......... .......... . .... . 4 Happenings .................................... · . . . . 6 ,The Losers by Judy Smith ....... ................. ; . . 39 Yokohama 6-50 Club ............................... j-3 Pony Express ........ ............................... 4 7 Goodies Galore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Pit Team Register and Reports ....................... 57 California Rally Series by Bill M"oore .................. 57 SCCA So-Pac Division Rally Report -by Lynnette Allison .............................. 57 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Index to Advertisers ........ ·. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 ON THE COVER - Paul Simon, with Ed Frisk co-dri~ing, flew across Baja to his second consecutive victory in Class 7S. The fancy Ford Ranger never missed a beat, and Paul · Simon currently leads the Score/ HORA Desert Series points standings overall, the first time in history that a trucker has had the overall points lead. Tom and Bob DeNault had a little trouble staying upright along the Pacific shore in the Chenowth, but they worked back up the ranks to take the big victory in Class 1-2-1600, the largest class ·in the race. Color Photography by Jiin Ober and Peter Hatch of Trackside Photo Enterprises. /\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! I □ 1 year - $12.00 · D 2 years ~ $20.00 D 3 years ...... $30.~ Take advantage of your subscription bonus .•. It would be hard to miss this pit sign, even in Baja_ where the flora and fauna are oFten weirdly different. It makes you wonder if this beast glows in the dark, which could be quite a shocker to a weary race crew who might not be familiar with this kind of pit sign. Photo by T rackside Photo Enterp.rises. 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. U you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. Free one time classified ad up to: 45 words. (Form on inside back .page) Name-----'-'----------------=-----:-----Address---------------------...:... City State _________________ Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry f>, Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian ~ l year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription r.itt!s 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 I I I I I I I I I I I I. Dustynma July 918 Page 3

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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith __ This month we'd like to intro-In the early 70sJerry and Benny duce you to the second in our ser-did all the car building, but gradu-ies of heroic co-drivers. Meet ally the team has become more Benny Metcalf, who rides with professional, and there's a full Jerry McDonald in the Class 4 fledged race shop at MacPher-Chevrolet truck that just picked son's these days, which is Jerry's up a nice win in Baja. responsiblity. Benny is still Benny and Jerry have been involved in the building, but his good friends for marry years, position as Facilities Ma_nager for going back into the _'60s, when all the MacPherson dealerships, they worked together at a VW / doesn't allow him time to go test-Porsche shop. They were both ing. Jerry does the testing, and into drag racing in those days, and then he and Benny like to talk it both raced dirt bikes in the desert over. Benny says they talk a lot. and motocross. Jerry later They've been racing together so acquired a buggy, which he raced many years that they can often at the early Borrego races begin-solve a handling problem by ning in about 1968, and Benny comparing the circumstances to went along to pit for him. something that worked, or didn't Then, about 18 years ago, Jerry work, in the past. went to work for Joe MacPherson But Ben does pre-run every race at his Chevy dealership, and a few with Jerry, and they talk about the months later, Benny joined him. course a lot. He also makes sure Joe was already involved in off that the truck is outfitted with all road, having sponsored his friend the tools and spare parts, belts, Drino Miller in some of his race and working fire extinguishers it efforts. Jerry and his ·racing needs. Then on race day, Benny partner, Bruce Lewis, now showsupreadytorace.Hecarries decided to race a Chevy, so they a goodie-bag with snacks arid bought a '72 two wheel drive aspirin, but their planned 'meals' Blazer, and made it into an off happen at fuel stops usually. They road racer, in Jerry's garage. It was. also take along maps, and Benny's a puzzler, and no one knew if it experience in the Marines comes should race with the trucks or the in handy here, because he learned sedans. Benny helped in the con-to grid maps. The race team struction of the car, and he pitted, always does that now! marking off but he still didn't ride during the the grids A through Z, and then races. He didn't start going along numerically, one through 26. until Joe began racing-the Luv Then they make sure that every truck, one of the very first mini. member of the pit crew has a copy trucks to go off road racing. At of the map. That.way, when Jerry that time Jerry and Benny shared and Benny, in the truck, radio to · the ride with the MacPhersons, the crew that they need help, they Joe and teen-aged Jeff, who was merely give the grid coordinates just starting his racing career. and it becomes really easy for the Then, in 1975, the MacPherson chase vehicle to find them. team built their first Class 8 truck, During the race Benny sits still and Benny says they "started get-most of the time, and watches the ting serious." This was the year gauges and the course, trying hard that Walker Evans was driving a not to distract Jerry with unneces-Chevy for P.J., and the competi-sary hand motions. He monitors, tion was exciting. Team MacPher-and stays ready to ·work in an son also campaigned a Class 9 emergency. If conditions are buggy that season. really dusty he helps to find the 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. STUB AXLES • TORSION BARS • AXLE BOOTS INTERMEDIATE DRIVE AXLES • TRANS FLANGES CV JOINTS • CV JOINT CAGES * inc. 1450 N. Hundley, Dept. OD, Anaheim CA (714) 632~6803 Page 4 course, and he cleans the wind-shield when it's necessary. Essen-tially, he tries to·make Jerry's job easier. In general, Benny feels that keeping the driver comfortable helps him go faster, and, he says, "it's kind like being married." The team has a good intercom in the truck, and they can talk easily, about the _course or the condition of the truck, but Benny says that Jerry makes all the deci-sions, "because that's the way it should be." The race effort has always been built around teamwork, and Benny told us that T earn Mac-Pherson is "justlike a big family." Benny also has a family of his own, which consists of his wife, Jackie, whose first date with Ben was to go to a friend's house and watch him work on a dragster, and two boys, Benny, 11, andJ us-tin, 9. The boys work in the pit whenever they go to the races. Over the years Benny has rid-den with Jerry most often, but he also rides with Joe and Jeff, and, while Frank Arciero was driving the team Class 4 truck, he rode with him. He says he learned a lot of Italian words riding with Frank. He loves· the riding, and especially loyes the fast stuff, but Benny can also drive, and has had to on occasion. For example, at the Barstow race two years ago, Jerry got sick in the middle of the race, and Benny finished up the driving. But his first love is mak-ing them go fast, and he's always preferred that to taking the steer-ing wheel. Nowadays, the team has both the Class 4 truck and a Class 7 4x4. Jerry is driving the Class 4 this year, and Benny is riding with him. He really _enjoys this class, saying there's more "heads up" racing than in other classes they've run. Benny likes· the group, says they're all great guys, and, "Rodney is still the guy to beat." When pressed to name the race he considered the most fun, or their best event, Benny says "probably any Mexico race, we love Mexico. " He cites the courses, which offer up sand, rough terrain, fast roads and mountains, and says that Baja is "still the race." This last Baja race turned out to be the one all right, because Jerry brought the Chevy home in front. Benny, who shared the riding responsibilities with Joe this time, enjoyed a fairly easy day, since no major difficulties cropped up. They finished 36 minutes ahead of the second place truck, and then gathered up a bunch of the big T earn MacPherson family and went off to celebrate. AffENTION PIT TEAMS Send in your tales of triumph and troubles to DUSTY TIMES soon after a race and it will be featured on these pages. Send to: DUSTY TIMES 5531 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 July 1988 Trail Notes •• ·• THE MINT HOTEL & CASINO in Las Vegas, NV has been sold to its next door neighbor, Binion's Horseshoe Club. When the news first broke late in May, there was some concern about the fate of the 1989 Mint 400 race and the various contracts and agreements in place for HORA, Nissan and a number of other entities. In mid-June we learned that the Horseshoe will be hosting the annual spring race, with the Fremont Street Friday trade show, contingency and tech inspection, in much the same manner as the last two years. In fact, the race inay even retain its name as the Mint 400, presented by Binion's Horseshoe. Apparently all involved are reluctant to lose the long standing value of the name of the race. MICKEY THOMPSON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP has completed the reorganization necessary since the tragic deaths of Mickey and Trudy Thompson last March. William "Bill" Marcel, formerly Vice President of Operations and Controller for MTEG, was named President. Michael De-. Stefano, formerly Vice President of Marketing and Sales Promotion, was appointed Executive Vice President. These two men have headed the com-pany's operations since last March. Chairman of the Board of MTEG, Col-lene Thompson Campbell also announced the Board of Directors, including Marcel and DeStefano, a,nd Danny Thompson:, Gary Campbell and Harvey Cova. Coming up this mo~th is the sixth round of the MTEG Stadium Series at the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 16. The Coliseum was the first venue in a major stadium for the concept of off road racing in such places in the USA. · The first races happened there in the late 1970s, and were, of course, organized by Mickey Thompson. · THE BAJA TIRE SCORE. Each race, it seems, the tire manufacturers get more serious about winning desert races, and for sure the enduros do make for good sales promotion. If a tire lives through "the Baja, etc._", it must be a good one! BFGoodrich won the skirmish at the Score Baja Internacional in a big way. BFG had winners in seven of the 16 classes, including the overall car title with Mark McMillin in Class 1. Their other winners include Classes 2, 4, 5,6, 8 and 14. Yokohama came away with three winners in classes 1-2-1600, 5-1600 and 10. Armstrong's Formula Tires were winners in Classes 11 and Challenger, and Firestone also got a pair of winners in Classes 7 and 7s. Grabbing one win each were General, Class 3, and Goodyear, Class 7 4x4 .Just thought you would like to know. SCORE MEMBERS will soon see a "new look" monthly publication replacing SCORE NEWS that they receive as part of their membership privileges. The big change includes a new publishing house, Real Dynamic Promotions, Inc., of Irvine, CA, and it will-be a slick, standard magazine size piece instead of the tabloid newspaper format. Many changes are planned for the content of the publication too, and even the name will change to "SCORE MONTHLY". RDP currently publishes other specialty magazines, including the monthly CORVA News. THE SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL SCCA PRO RALLY victory went to Rod Millen and Harry Ward in the four wheel drive Mazda GTX. With the win Millen moves into second place in the Group A points chase, behind Chad DeMarco, who finished third in Group A and fourth overall in the Subaru RX Turbo in Pennsylvania. Paul Choiniere and Scott Weinheimer were less than three minutes back in second in their Audi Coupe Quattro, followed by the Group B Audi Quattro of Bruno Kreibich and Clark Bond. Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini were fifth overall and won Production GT Class in the Dodge Shadow, while Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell got the Toyota home ninth, the Production Class winner. Watch for the full report on the rallv next month. BILSTEIN OF WEST GERMANY has sold 100 percent of its stock to Hoesch AG, headquartered in the German city of Dortmund. Formerly a privately held company, August Bilstein wasfounded in 1873 in the town of Ennepetal, where it still has its headquarters. World famous for the development of gas pressure sh<;>ck absorbers, Bilstein is also one of Europe's largest manufacturers of mechanical car jacks for original equipment as well as hydraulic industrial cranes. Under the brand name of Aubi, Bilstein also makes residential and commercial window hardware. Under Hoesch AG, the mangement of Bilstein will remain the same. Reinhard Schomburg will remain as President of Bilstein Corporation of America, headquartered in San Diego, CA. . Under its ownership, Hoesch is expected to combine its know-how in steel spring production and electronics with Bilstein's knowledge of gas pressure shock absorbers to develop active ride systems for the auto industry. There is a growing demand among car makers for electronically controlled suspension systems. Bilstein is introducing such a system on an original equipment basis for the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette. THE STORE RACE SERIES in the midwest is offering a free tire contingency prize. If you use Armstrong, BFGoodrich or General tires, compete in five qualifying STORE series races, and finish out of the Formula Desert Dog Poirit_s Series prize money, you will be eligible to receive two tires free of charge from your tire company. Sounds like a keen idea for an end of the year reward for the faithful that might not be tops in their class. DIVISIONAL RALLY RESULTS. The May running of the Northwest SCCA Region's Nor'wester Rally is often touted as a tune up for competitors and workers alike for the Olympus Rally. This year 30 cars started the 134 mile rally in Washington that contained six special stages., Grant Whiting and Ray Damitio won Open Class and overall in a Mazda RX 3. Kevin Gordham and Casey Qvale were second overall and first in Production GT in_a Dodge GLH Turbo. Third through fifth places went to Open Class cars. Sam Bryan and George Ramey took third in an Opel 1900, followed by Mike Thomas and Steven Work, Datsun 510, and Joel Wright and Lynne Simons, Mazda RX 3. -Early in June there was a set of sprints in Oklahoma, called the Zena Rally Sprints. The first sprint was ten miles long with three stages, and the win went to Roger Gibson in a Datsun. The second and third sprints were about 13½ miles long, with four stages each. The stages must have been a real drag race. Ken Stewart and Sherri Blagowsky won both these sprints in a Chevrolt't. i;.,.. Dusty Timc1

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nfl(? [}{]oon OD,?r2(2 lM~ L!:i ·U ~2-J MIDNIGHT SPECIAL . Third Race in the 1988 Snore/Yokohama Points Series ~ULY 30-31, 1988 DUST FREE COURSE - 250 Miles Start/Finish -· Gravel Pit off Highway 95 across from the El Dorado Power Station 11 miles from Railroad Pass The Final Night Desert Race in 1988! Entry Fee - $300 . Challenger Class -$130 Insurance - $65 60 PERCENT PAYBACK EARN MORE WITH SNORE ONE DAY-EVENT Pre-Run -Race Day, July 30 ONLY . Registration & Tech -3:00 p.m. to 7 :00 p.m. Drivers' Meeting - 8:00 p.m. Race. Start -9:00 p.m. Awards -July 31, Las Vegas, NV SPARK ARRESTORS AND TAILIGHTS - MANDATORY - 1980 Snell Helmets OK t . IT PAYS TO RACE WITH SNORE ' SNORE LTD., P.O . Box 4394, Las Vegas, NV 89106 SNORE Hot Line - 702-452-4522

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1988 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 July 16, 1988 High Country 150 Flagstaff, AZ September 3-4, 1988 Snowflake Buggy Bash Snowflake, AZ Pctober 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 Roaa Oshkosh, WI 54901 ( 414) 688-5509 (All events located in Chilton, WI at the Fairgrounds Racing Facility) July 3, J988 August 20-21, 1988 BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD.S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 July 29-31, 1988 Gran Carrera de Tecate Tecate, B.C. Mexico October 14-16, 1988 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, B.C. Mexico BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Odgen, Utah 84402 (801) 627-2313 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, WI 54520 (715) 478-2115 I (715) 478-2688 September 2-4, 1988 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Lynnette Allison 2001 Oakland Hills Drive Corona, CA 91720 (714) 736-1442 July 8-10, 1988 Prescott forest Rally Prescott, AZ September l 7, 1988 National Licensing School Los Angeles·, CA Page 6 September 24-25, 1988 Twin Rally Weekend Hungry Valley OHV Park Gorman, CA November 18-20, 1988 East of lndio.Ylll Indio, CA January 28-29, 1989 Pro Rally Driving School (Location TBA) CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 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 1'6-18, 1988 Eastern Motorsports Grand Prix & Awards Party Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 July 5-10, 1988 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Colorado Springs, CO (Promored by the Pikes Peak Auta Hill Climb Assoc.) August 6-7, 1988 Continental Divide Auto Hill Climb Salida, CO September 3-4, 1988 Lands End Auto Hill Climb Grand Junction, CO September 24-25, 1988 Fall Teller County Hill Climb Cripple Creek, CO CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 1717 Marker Road Polk City, FL 33868 (813) 984-1923 (305) 823-4487 July 3, 1988 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL August 14, 1988. Lakeland, FL September 4, 1988 Crowder Pits Tallahas ee, FL October 2, 1988 Lakeland, FL November 13, 1988 Lakeland, FL January 8, 1989 Lakeland, FL February 12, 1989 Lakeland, FL March 25, 1989 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, /:/6 Chula Vi ta, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 5-7, 1988 Superstition 250 V · El Centro, CA September 30-October 1-2, 1988 Plaster City Blast El Centro, CA December 30-31, 1988, January 1, 1989 Dunaway Dash El Centro, CA GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 GREAT LAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE A~IATION Bob Moon 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 (313) 665-0358/(313) 996-9193 July 2-3, 1988 Dixie/STORE Midland, Ml (Tentative). July 15, 1988 Milan, Ml ' July 29, 1988 Milan, MI August 6-7, 1988 Sand-O-Rama Mears, Ml August 12, 1988 Milan, Ml August 26, 1988 Milan, Ml September 16, 1988 Milan, Ml GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Ron Knowlton 831 So. Jason Denver, CO 80223 (303) 722-5537 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 July 1988 July 1-J, 1988 Fireworks 250 . Barstow, CA September 9-11, 1988 Nevada 500 Las Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Freeman 3503 Hall Sr. Rapid City, SD 57702 (605) 342-0331 August 21, 1988· Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD October 22, 1988 Last hance Baja Wall SD GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 Off Road Races August 7, 1988 September 4, 1988 November 20, 1 988 United Sand Drag Association Sand Drags July 9, 1988 (Night Race) Au.gust 13 (Night Race) October 8-9, 1988 November 12-1.3 ICE CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE SERIES . P.O. Box 14824 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 639-0801 (612) 890-8693 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O . Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 ( All et•t'llls stal{eJ at che club ,l{TOunJs in Clet>es, Ohio) MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION John Elliott - ( 5 I 7) 835-9923 Bob Ramlow -(616) 345-6407 MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino 0 -1 El Paso, 1 X 79936 (915) 594-8266 July 3-4, 1988 100 miles Decatur, TX August 13, 1988 . .0.O.R.R.A. 300 Oklahoma City, OK September 24, 1 988 150 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 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group P.O . Box 25 168 Anaheim, CA 92825 (714) 938-4100 Off Road Championship Gran Prix July 16, 1988 L.A. oliseum Los Angeles, CA October 1, 1 988 Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV Stadium Motocross OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Paso, TX 79935 (915) 594-8?66 August 6-7, 1988 200 miles Cars-ATVs-Bikes El Paso, TX November 5-6, 1988 250 miles Cars-ATVs-Bikes El Paso, TX OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nagel P.O . Box 4254 Tum water, WA 98501 (206) 754-9717 ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF OFF ROAD RACERS Barry Wannamaker P.O. Box 688 Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO, Canada (613) 332-3811 /(613) 332-1610 July 9-10, 1988 Canadian Off Road Racing Southern Speedway Picton, Ontario July 16-17, 1988 7th Annual Highland Grove Highland Grove, Ontario July 30-31, 1988 Budweiser 4x4 Weekend. Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario · August 13-14, 1988 10th Annual Canadian 4x4 Challenge Bancroft, Ontario September 3-4, 1988 Sandfest '88 Bingeman Park Kitchener, Ontario October· 15-16, 1988 Oktoberfest '88 Bingeman Park Kitchener, Ontario ONT ARIO OFF ROAD Ken Jackson - Dick Gillap R.R. /:/2 Tiverton, Ontario, Canada N0G 2T0 (519) 368-7874 (All events at Bingeman Park, Kitchener, Ontario; Canada) July 17, 1988 August 21, 1988 September 3-4, 1988 September 18, 1988 October 8-9, 1988 October 16, 1988 nma

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ASHLEY AND LESLE TAKE 1ST AND 2No IN CLASS 7/414 AT BAJA -Baja. The name alone is legendary. It is a land of extremes south of the border. From the sandy beaches along the Pacific to the jagged mountain trails and blistering inland desert, Baja is the place you have to conquer if you're going to be somebody in this sport. For every dream of greatness that is realized in Baja, a thousand more are shattered. Goodyear drivers Dave Ashley and Mike Lesle took on the challenge of Baja and came out on top. They finished first and second respectively in class. 7/4x4. Ashley's nearest rival not running on Goodyears finished third, one hour and 13 minutes off Ashley's winning pace. Ashley's Ford Ranger and Les/e's Jeep Comanche did it all on tough Goodyear Wrangler AT radials. The same Wranglers you can buy from your local , Goodyear retailer. So when it comes to buying tires for your truck, try a set that's tough enough to take on a legend ... and win. GOODEirEAII BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS A DIFFERENCE. Wrangler MT. The newest member of the tough Wrangler radial family feature$ a unique unidirectional tread design for maximum off-road performance.

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0.0.R.R.A. Oklahoma Off Road Racing Association Larry Terry 9220 N .E. 23rd Oklahoma ity, OK 73141 ( 405) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, OK) Vic Brurnham Freedom Chapter President (405) 621-3428 August 13, 1988 O.O.R.R.A. 300 ORSA Randy Miller 407 G Street, Suite F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & Sand Drags, all events at Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA OUTLAW MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 204 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 · (213) 375-4570 (213) 534-2747 ·This is the system run by most off road race winners July 23, 1988 lMI Speedway Pearsonville, CA August 13, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 10, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 24, 1988 Kings Speedway Hanford, CA November 26-2 7, 1988 lMl Speedway Pearsonville, CA PAC OFF ROAD RACING P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 July 15-16, 1988 400 Kilometer Race Ashcroft, B.C. Canada October 14-15, 1988 Millican Valley 400 Millican Valley, OR TRI-IIIL BOBCAT• CHIIO■■ DUAL CAN 808TAIL FOR BAJA BUGS Page 8 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED November 5, 1988 Awards Banquet (location TBA) POST Pennsylvania Off Road Short Track Shark Saxon RD #3, Box 9 Towanda, PA 18848 (7 I 7) 265-3076 All events in Monroeton, PA at the intersection of Routes 414 & 220. August 13-14, 1988 Eastern Off Road Shoot Out Cayuga County Speedway Weedsport, NY August 27-28, 1988 September 24-25, 1988 October 8-9, 1988 SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WDCLUB P.O. Box 526 Indio, CA 92202 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 July 10, 1988 Buggies & Trucks Airborne Ra,ceway Augwt 14, 1988 Buggies & Trucks Airborne Raceway September 4-5, 1988 Buggies & Trucks Airborne Raceway October 1-2, 1988 Buggies & Trucks Swap Meet Airborne Raceway SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O . Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 ( 303) 779-6622 August 26-28, 1988 Ojibwe Rally Grand Rapids, MN October 21-23, 1988 Marquette 500 Marquette, MI October 28-29, 1988 Press On Regardless Rally Houghton, MI November 12-13, 1988 Wild West Rally Tacoma, WA November (TBA) Barbary Coasi: Rally San Francisco, CA SCORE Score International 31356 Via Colinas, Suite 111 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 August 12-14, 1988 Off Road World Championship Riverside, CA November 10-13, 1988 Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, Mexico December 3, 1988 Off Roadsman Awards Banquet (location TBA) -----------i... July 1988 more ••• TRAIL NOTES THE DESERT SERIES POINTS CHASE. The new system this year in calculating 'core/ High Desert series points has certainly scrambled the over-all standings with five of the eight races this year an accomplished fact. The amount of points against entry is severely limited this year; for example high placings in a 74 car class do not earn any more points than high placings in a 25 car class. The system has effectively ended the long time rule of overall points leaders coming from the big entry classes such as 1-2-1600 or hallenger. After the Mint 400 a truck led the series on overall points for the first time, and the same truck, the Ford Ranger of Paul Simon still leads overall after the Baja Internacional. Simon has 176 points. Gary Cogbill, Class 1-2-1600, is second with 166 points, and there isa tie for third between Hartmut Klawitter, Class 5, and Bob Gordon, Class 2, at 158 points. Spencer Low, in Class 7S like Paul Simon, is fourth with -154 points, and Challenger driver Mike Ward is fifth ~t? 153. lt stays tight well down the lirie in overall standings. Willie Valdez, 7S, 1s sixth at 148 points, followed by Nick Gross, Challenger, 147, Tom Koch, Class 1, 136, Mark Mc Millin, Class l, 133, and Steve Mc Eachern, Class 8, and Mike Lesle, Class 7 4x4, are tied for tenth with 132 points. A full list of the current points standings by class is on page 43. RIVERSIDE REQUIEM. It is official, for sure this year, Riverside International Raceway is closing down to make room for real estate development. The road racing plant opened in 1956, and Score conducted their first ever race at the facility in 197 3, justas the energy crisis hit the USA in October. Some of the familiar sights at the track will already be gone by August 11-14, when the Stroh's Score Off Road World Championships happen, the final race of any kind at Riverside. This year the off road course will be a bit longer than in recent years extending down the esses so the competitors will pass in front of the Goodyear grandstands. This is a must-see race for enthusiasts, and a must-run event for active racers to participate in the final chapter of the world famous raceway's history. NEW TRACK FOR EASTERN OFF ROADERS. Airborne Raceway in Plattsburgh, New York is a new site for off road racing, and a series of events is under way promoted by S.C.A.T. headed by Michael R. King. The speedway recently changed hands and is in the remodeling stage. The stock car track has been enlarged from a quarter to a half mile oval. The addition of bleachers provides JOO() more seats for a total of 7000 seating capacity. The installation of a new water system, and up to date food concessions, has enhanced the site, and a new lighting system has been established. There is a camping area under construction, and a municipal park and playground adjoins the property. A complete off road course was built completely within view of every spectator, and the course has been designed to allow plenty of passing and action without total destruction of the cars and trucks. There are many left and right turns, jumps, and off camber sections without kicker and nose dive jumps. This is definitely a driver's track. It is fast, demanding and most of all, it is fun. Racing started for the off roaders on June 12, with classes for all Score type buggies and trucks. Additional dates are July 10, August 14, September 4-5, and October 1-2 in 1988. Payback is 100 percent of the entry fee and $1000 for all classes with 13 or more entries. Hobby Class has an 80 percent payback. The track is located in Plattsburgh, New York, only 20 miles south of the Canadian border directly south of Montreal, Quebec. Get up to date info' on this keen sounding series in the east from S.C.A.T. Inc., Box 277, Morrisonville, NY 12962. Check the Happenings column for phone numbers if you can't wait for the mail. THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ACROPOLIS RALLY was a real rout. Lancia, whose year long winning streak snapped in Corsica, swept the field, first through fourth in Greece. Miki Biasion won the rally and he was followed in by mates Mikael Ericsson, Alessandro Fiorio and Marl<lcu Alen: in that order. Rudolf Stohl was fifth in an Audi Quattro. The new T oyot:as still suffered from new car trouble, although reigning world champion Juha Kankkunen led the rally for a time. We'll have a full report next month. MAJOR RACE TRACK AT PALM SPRINGS. Frank Arciero, Sr. is planning a multi-purpose new raceway near Palm Springs, CA. The facility will hold a 1.5 mile oval, a road course up to 2.9 miles in length, and a drag strip. The plans to expand the raceway beyond the original design seem • natural with the demise of Riverside,. only a 30 minute drive west of Palm Springs. There will be 35,000 permanent seats and the Palm Springs Interna-tional Raceway is scheduled to open with a vintage race late in 1989. Despite his son's, Frank Jr. and Albert, involvement in off road racing, there was no mention of an off road course in this new racing plant being built in the desert by Frank Ar-eiero. THE SNORE TWILIGHT RACE, sponsored by Bradley Window Corp. last June 11, was a big success with 53 starters. The day into night format is popular around Las Vegas where it gets hotter and hotter even in early summer in the daylight. Tom Bradley Jr. and Kitty Bradley won the seven lap dash overall and in the Unlimitt=d Class. John Ellenburg won Class 10 and the trio of Pat Dean, Brian Collins and Rob MacCachren won the 16 car Class 1-2-1600. Bill Oickton won the truck class honors with Danny Cau co-driving, and Reid Ferguson and Jerry Smith took top honors in Class 5-1600. There were 14 starters in the Challenger Class led home by Bryan Pennington. A full report and photos will be in the next issue. THE INDEPENDENT DESERT RACERS ASSOCIATION has been quiet lately. They did have a meeting the day after the Mint 400, where the primary discussion was the early termination of the event. The Competition Review Board unanimously agreed that HDRA's action was fully justified for safety reasons. The Board felt that all promoters have the right to call the results official after SO percent of the race has been completed. The question of awarding finishing points was discussed at some length , and nobody had a perfect solution to this problem. The general consensus was to award finish-ing points ONLY to those who had completed the four laps prior to the 5:30 p.m. shut down. While this approach is not totally fair to all concerned, it seemed the least un-fair of all the possible alternatives. So, there you have it officially on the decision about Mint 400 finishing points. Your rq,rcscnta-tives on the Competition Review Board, three competitors and a pit supporr team rep agreed on the points problem. DustyTimcs

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. . CALIFORNIA GOLD TEAldMATES ROD MILLEN AND GLENN HARRIS WIN FIRST TWO EVENTS IN MICKEY THOMPSON OFF-ROAD GRAN PRIX SERIES. Mazda began the year with a gold rush, taking commanding early leads in the Manufacturers' and Drivers' points stanilings for 1988. At Anaheim Stadium, Rod Millen won. Then, at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, it was Glenn Harris's turn. And Mazda drivers won three of four heat races, too. As a matter of fact, three different Mazda drivers have won the last three Grand National Sport Truck main events of 1987-1988. Proving that if you drive a Mazda, you have .... a:a■--.=a solid gold advantage over anyone who doesn't. 11 .-,r....,._.

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SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Quebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 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 22-24, 1988 Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim, _CA SIL VERBOWL OF MOTOCROSS Roger Wells 225 W . Foster Ave. Henderson, NV 89015 (702) 564-2677 (All events but the finale held at Las Vegas International Raceway.) SILVER DUST RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 7380 Las Vegas, NV 89125 ( 702) 459-031 7 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 ( 702) 452-4522 July 30-31, 1988 Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV September 23-25, 1988 SNORE 250 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 Schwartzburg 2620 West Washington West Bend, WI 53095 (414) 33 4-3858 July 2-3, 1988 Dixie Autocross Midland, MI July 23-24, 1988 U .P. Off Road 100 Bark River, Ml September 2-4, 1988 World's Championship Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI September 11, 1988 Chicago Classic Santa Fe Speedway Chicago, IL SUPERCROSS, INC. Gateway Plaza 180 Newport Center Dr., Suite 270 Newport Beach, CA 92660 (714) 760-1606 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Prevost 1006 Cardinal Lane Green Bay, WI 54303 ( 414) 434-9044 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 101 Crandon, WI September 24-25, 1988 Colorama 100 Sugar Camp, WI TEXAS BAJA CROSS Ben Brown 1410 East 6th St. Irving, TX 75060 . July 9, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX August 6, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX ~eptember 3, 1988 Grayson County Speedway Sherman, TX TUCSON AUTO CROSS P.O. Box 55221 Tucson, AZ 85703 (602) 887-8752 September 25, 1988 October 2, 1988 October 9, 1988 October 30, 1988 November 6, 1988 VORRA Valley (0ff Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 July 17, 1988 Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA August 13, 1988 VORRA Central Cal Off Road Shoot O ut 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 JOO Bend,bR 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 lCO (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 July 30-31, 1988 Brighton Wheel to Wheel Weekend Brighton Speedway Brighton, Ontario, Canada August 12-14, 1988 10th Annual Brancroft Challenge Bancroft, Ontario, Canada WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada (604) 576-6256 . weve written. the book on Off Road. •FAT Racing Parts •Centerline Wheels • Bilstein Shocks •Sway-A-Way • Perma-Cool 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. PERl'ORDICE FOR YOUR FAT PERFORMANCE CATALOG. SEND S5 TO FAT PERFORMANCE. DEPT. DT. 1558 NO. CASE ST. ORANGE. CA 9266 7. OR CALL (714) 63 7 -2889 Page 10 •S&S Headers •Weber Carbs •IPF Lights •JaMar Products • Wright Place • Tri-Mil Exhaust •Gem Gears • Beard Seats •Simpson Safety • Super-Trapp • Yokohama Tires •Many more ... July 1988 July 23, 1988 Hannigan Raceway Bellingham, WA August 20, 1988 Hannigan Raceway Bellingham, WA September 4, 1988 Hannigan Raceway Bellingham, WA September 17-18, 1988 Mountainside Raceway Lillooet, British Columbia FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP July 9-12, 1988 New Zealand Rally Auckland, New Zealand August 4-7, 1988 Argentine Rally Buenos Aires, Argentina August 24-28, 1988 WOO 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 1g88 schedule . as soon as possible far listing in this ' column. Mail yourrace or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. Trail Notes ••• THE HORA FIREWORKS 250 drawing for . starting numbers had 187 names in the hopper, and at press time 210 entries were on the list. There are a few changes in format this year, including the 7:00< starting time on Saturday. This means that registration and tech and contingency inspection will happen on Friday, July 1, at the Barstow Community College froin 11 :00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pre-running is restricted to one weekend before the race, and the route will be marked and open for pre-running on June 24. HORA reminds all competitors that "Green Stickers" and spark arrestors are MANDATORY, and a physical check of the race vehicle will be made prior to the start time. If you don't have both of these items, you will not be allowed to compete. ESPN SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL television coverage is sche-duled for a July 15 air date, but be sure and check your local listings, as,rhings often change in TV land. If the race footage seems a little less varied than usual, don't blame the film crew. Midday in Baja the ESPN helicopter, the closest aircraft to the major accident at San Marais Pass, was volunteered to air lift one of the injured to the hospital, certainly a worthy effort. But, it came at the time of day when the chopper would otherwise have been hovering over the race in the scenic, northeastern legs of the route, catching the leaders in the hot dog classes as they turned west and headed for home. We missed the Speed Week coverage that would have contained a bit of Baja coverage, because it jumps around on different days of the week in the Los Angele$ area. GOSHEN BROTHERS RACING, Bill and Bob Goshen are combining their talents and experience. They will be making their Class 10 debut this summer. "Quality First Concrete" owner Bill Goshen has been a successful Orange County concrete contractor for the past ten years. A three year veteran of Stadium Odyssey Racing, Bill has decided it's time to move up to Class 10. Bob Goshen, a well known and respected name throughout the off road· racing industry, will be building the 1648cc Volkswagen Rabbit engine backed by award winning North American Raceco. The brothers will be working with Raceco owner David Kreisler to perfect their state-of-the-art stadium race car, which will feature the latest long travel Summers Hub concept with a five link, multi-stage suspension. Because of the interest generated by the project, Hot VW s Magazine will be following GBR 's production and featuring the car with step by step articles upon completion. The three major sponsors for the new Class 10 are Quality First Concrete, Bob Goshen Racing Engines and North American Raceco. Additional help is being contributed by Beard Seats, Car Custom, CNC, Goodyear Tires, Headflow Performance, Hot VWs Magazine, KYMCO Motorsport, Mendeola Transmissions, Olympic Coatings, Rimco, Summers Brothers, System One Oil Filter, Trick Racing Fuel, Tri-Mil Industries, Unique Metal Products, Web-Cam. Whew - with a sponsor list like that they are going to need a giant size Raceco body to carry all the signs. THE SCORE OFF ROAD EQ:UIPMENT SHOW is coming up soon, July 22-24, 1988. As usual it alT takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center, and this year over 200 companies will fill 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. Produced by Edgell Expositions, of Santa Ana, CA, the Score Show will have its Trade Day on Friday, July 22, and beyond that it will be open to the public through the weekend. THE TOYOTA TRUE GRIT AW ARD competition measures perform-ance by cumulative average speed of all the finishers in the eight race Score/ HORA Desert Series. Midway in the series, with 776 competitive miles completed in the Score Parker 400, HORA Gold Coast 300, Score Great Mojave 250and the HORA Mint 400, Mike Lund, of Huntington Beach, CA, is the overall leader. Lund has an average speed of 47 .22 mph in the first three races. He failed to finish the Mint 400. Steve McEachern leads the Heavy Metal Division. McEachern, of Phoenix, AZ, solidified his position in the standings by finishing first at Parker, second in the Great Mojave, fifth at the Gold Coast and third in the Mint 400, averaging 40. 78 mph. Larry Ragland, of Phoenix, AZ, added another first place in Class 7 at the Mint 400. He has led the Mini Metal Division with a win at Parker, a second at the Gold Coast and a third in the Great Mojave 250. At season's end Toyota will pay out $10,000 in prize money, split equally among the three categories' winners, based on their best six per-formances in the season of racing.Toyota also presents the annual Milestone Awards, which are given to those drivers who finish every racing mile of all eight events. Presently, midway in the series, only 42 drivers remain eligible for a Milestone Award. Dustynma

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Reprinted courtesy of CORVA News. Do Not Call Senator Cranston! That's Right! Don't Call Senat~r Cranston! · Cranston wrote the bill! This will not change his position. If you haven't contacted Senator Pete Wilson, do it now! -T~ere is still hope. Remember, S. 7 is a federal issue. Senators from all 50 ·states will be deciding the future of our de~ert. Still, don't contac~ the other Senators yourselfl A senator from Florida will want to hear_ the opinion of constituents from Florida, a senator from Arizona from constituents from his state, and so on. _ -I Do you know anyone outside of California? Ha-ve them contact their State Senator! Right now s. 7 is in the Committee on Energy a·nd Natural Resources. The senators on this committee are: Arizona Dale Bumpers Nevada Chic Hecht Arkansas Frank Murkowski New Jersey Bill Bradley Colorado Timothy Wirth New Mexico Jeff Bingaman , Connecticut Lowell Weicker New Mexico Pete Dominici Georgia Wyche Fowler North Dakota Kent Conrad Idaho James McClure Ohio Howard Metzenbaum Kentucky Wendell Ford Oklahoma LJon Nickles Louisiana J. Bennett Johnston Oreaon Mark Hatfield Montana John Melcher Washington Daniel Evans for further information contact CORVA Wisconsin Malcolm Wallop ' Letters should be addressed to: The Honorable ____ • Senate Office Buildini • W~shington, DC 20501

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THE SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL Mark McMillin Scores the Overall Vi~ory, Again, in Mexico By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Last month Mark McMillin mastered the Nevada rough, and in Baja he mastered the wide open spaces, winning the race overall in a solo drive in the Chenowth/Porsche. His quick time was 8:29.22. · The 15th Annual Baja Interna-cional, sponsored this round by Presidente Brandy, continued the trend of upward numbers in the entry list, and in Mexico they were up by a bunch. Last June 214 cars started the race, and this year 234 took the green flag. There were more in the motorcycle classes as well, so the total starters in 1988 numbered 332, up from 299 a year ago. The racers and their crews began streaming into Ensenada early in the first week ofJune, and by Thursday traffic was congested by the vehicle population explo-sion. Different this year was that Bob Gordan and Tim Crabtree had some trouble with CV boots, but they ran fast in the V-6 powered Chenowth to win Class 2 by over an hour and place second overall. Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson had a lit/le shock trouble, but they got the Raceco home soon enough to take a fine second in Class 2: registration, the race headquart- go, 18 strong. Before long Bob ers, including the press and radio Richey and Ray Croll had their rooms, were moved to the Riviera Raceco up front, with the new Convention Center, on the Chenowth of Bob Gordon in hot boulevard 'right by the start/ fin- pursuit, and this car is powered by ish line. There was no impound a Chevrolet V-6 alloy engine. after tech inspection, which AtCamalu the two seaters were resulted in most cars going in a tight pack, with Richey/ Croll through contingency and tech by leading on the road and virtually early afternoon on Friday. The tied on time with Bob Gordon/ contingency row stretched more Tim Crabtree at 2:58. Only four than four blocks in front of the -were missing here, including the former headquarters, the Bahia usually strong team of Len New-Hotel, and tech followed on a side man and Mike Gaughan. Gaughan street, adding even more festive found one of the famous holes atmosphere to the street scene. around Santo Tomas, then later With a few late course changes, rolled out of contention. Fifteen the final mileage came to 4 79, and passed through the Sky Ranch close to 20 percent of that was on with Richey now holding about a various paved highways. Every- minute lead on Gordon. Corky one predicted a very fast race this McMillin dropped back here with year. Even the weather aided the brake trouble. Doing well here, predictions, with morning fog Mike Lund was soon to break his shrouding Ensenada on Friday, brand new Hewland transmis-and on race day, Saturday. This sion. Thefieldstrungoutthrough meant the racers heading east Matias, and the faster Class 1 and initially did not have to cope with 8 racers caught up. the sun in their eyes, only the civ-At Matias Richey/Croll were ilian traffic. first on the road and on time, but The route led out of Ensenada their engine grenaded just past the to Ojos Negros area, then south pits and that was that for RCR through Tres Herrnanos to the Plumbing. Meanwhile Bob Gor-Pacific Coast at Santo Tomas and don had a ten minute pit stop to further south on the beach to repair a CV boot and attempt to Camalu, Checkpoint 4. Then it fix a frozen engine fan. However, was up the mountain to Mike's Tim Crabtree eventually set sail Sky Ranch, down the hill to for San Felipe without the fan Matias Pass and southeast across working. Crabtree reported no Diablo Dry Lake to the arches at serious rise in temperature on the San Felipe, Checkpoint 6. It was hot run, despite the fan problem then north on the highway to the on the water pumper. zoo and onto the beach route Around the east coast loop whoopees to 3 Poles before head- Crabtree was first on the road and ing back through the pit area at returned to the Matias pits first, Matias to Nuevo Junction, but had another several minute Checkpoint 9. The route through · stop for CV boot replacement. the pine forest was altered a bit, Meanwhile Mark McMillin went but led to El Rayo and into Ojos through into first on the road Negros, before going on the, leading Clas 1. Running pavement back to Ensenada. The second in Class 2 from San Felipe, time allowance was a forgiving 20 Steve Sourapas/Dave Richardson hours. dropped a little time· but held As usual all the motorcycle position at Check 9. El~ven Class classes, except Odysseys, departed 2s were still runnng. at first light, and nearly all in the Tim Crabtree hustled down the car classes were lined up in order' trail back to Ensenada and he on the street by 7 :30 a.m. on race took the checkered flag just after day. Around 7:45 the Class 2 4:30 p.m., first in Class 2 and chargers, first away, were ready to second overall in cars. In its Gorky McMillin and Brian Ewalt slowed with brake and CV trou-ble midway in the race, but the Chenowth/Porsche climbed back to third in Class 2. Doug Aldridge and Ray Tirheimer race past the Pacific tide pools en route to a good finish, fourth among the 18 starters in Class 2. Steve McEachern and John Drew catch a little air for the spectators on their way to a third place finish in Class 8 in the tidy Chevrolet. Page 14 July 1988 Dusty n mes

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Robby Gordon has a winning haoit in Jim Venable 's hay hauler Ford, and in Baja the youngster not only won Class 8 handily, but he was third overall, just like the Mint 400. Mike Church chose the faithful air cooled engine for his Class 10 Raceco, and he had almost no trouble on course in his solo drive to the big victory in Class 10 and seventh overall. Tom Koch drove alone in his new Raceco/Porsche, had a few troubles early on . the course, but survived it all to finish second in Class 1, 6th OJA. ---------------------------second race, the V--6 powered Chenowth performed very well, and Gordon's latest gem may be the harbinger of things to come in the unlimited classes. After serious shock troubles on the hot side, the team of Steve Sourapas and Dave Richardson brought their VW powered Raceco home second in Class 2, about an hour behind the. Gordon car and they were 13th overall. Corky McMillin and Brian Ewalt took third in Class 2, drop, ping more time when Ewalt stopped near 3 Poles to replace a CV joint. Doug Aldridge and Ray Tirheimer, who started first, fin, ished fourth in Class 2, followed by the new Ford powered Raceco of the Tom Bradleys, Jr. and Sr. Rounding out the ten finishers were Jerry Finney/ Dan Foddrill, Beny Canela/Mike Quintana, Wally and Wayne Schwaia,Javier Covallos/ Antonio Quiroz, and Don and Matt McBride. The time span from first to tenth in Class 2 . was 5 hours, 41 minutes. Second off the line, only 11 started in Class 1, which was a close race up front for half the distance. All eyes were on the brand new, mid,engine Toyota race car driven by Ivan Stewart, and it went as fast as it looked. Ivan had fast time to Camalu, three hours flat, and stormed on, two minutes up on Mark McMil, lin, Chenowth/Porsche. Tom Koch had his new Porsche powered Raceco another five minutes back in third, and several cars were in the same minute here, a few more ticks behind. Missing was Jim Fishback,Jr., with electri, cal failure after Santo Tomas, Bud Feldkamp/Ron Gardner, with woes with the Chevy V --4 engine, and Bob Shepard got his fancy Selsted this far, but no farther. Stewart held a three minute lead on McMillin up the cobby trail to Mik,e's, Check 5. Tom Koch dropped a few more min, utes here, and the Raceco of Chuck Sugar and Mike Patrick was catching up, as were Danny Ashcraft/Jim Butler and John Kelly/Ron Weiser. Ivan Stewart made a qoick stop at Matias, for fuel, fresh tires and air filters, and took off third on the road overall, soon to be second after Richey retired. McMillin was next in Class 1, about seven minutes back. But, Stewart's day was done, and it was his birthday at that, about ten miles before San Felipe, as he was down with a broken CV joint and rear brake rotor, for which there were no Despite a tranny oil problem. Steve Kelley and Terry Caldwell flew the Chevrolet into second in Class 8 and a resounding fourth overall spot. Dusty Times spares on the new race car. Mark McMillin had the lead and was moving into the overall as well. He came into the Matias pit heading west just behind Bob Gordon's Class 2, but left a few minutes sooner after fuel and a complete check of the vital parts, and that was the ball game for overall honors. At Check 10 Mark had a half hour lead in class on second runnrng Danny Ash, . craft/Jim Butler, who were merely three minutes ahead of Koch, who, due to a pinched fuel line that went u1 ,J..:rected, Spt!nt many extra minutes trying to Chuck Sugar and Mike Patrick had a good run in their Raceco, and the ex-refuel the t-hirsry Porsche. Chuck bikers took third in Class 1, only 54 seconds slower than second place. Sugar/Mike_'~ legal Fuel Bladders As low As $182.00 Approved by: FIA, IMSA, NHRA, SCCA, SCORE, USAC and HORA • Custom Fuel Bladders • Fuel Tanks • Standard Fuel Bladders • Refueling Equipment. • Budget Fuel Cells . ''let us 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 July 1988 Page 15

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Tom and Bob DeNault took the 1-2-1600 lead midway in the race, coming back fmm a triple roll early on, and they drove the Chenowth to the class win and took a fine 12th overall. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter had a nearly perfect run to the Class 5 victor; in Baja, and they came in a strong 17th overall in the very quick Baja Bug. · ':II--Patrick were nine .,,ure minutes back; while both Ron Brant and John Kelly had rro-~, oles on che leg and lost lots of time. Mark McMillin drove the first car of any class across the Ensen-ada finish line, his second overall victory in a row in the Chenowth/ Porsche, and he was a happy man. Like McMillin, Tom Koch also drove solo the entire race, and his was the sixth car home, second in Class 1 and sixth overall, almost an hour behind McMillin; that is how far the field strung out in 4 79 miles. Chuck Sugar and Mike Patrick were right on Koch's heels on time, taking third, less than two minutes out of second. Danny Ashcraft and Jim Butler lost over an hour on the last few miles, but salvaged fourth. Ron Brant went solo to fifth spot, fol-lowed by John Kelly and Ron Weiser, who also lost over an hour on the last leg. The time lag between first and sixth in Class 1 was 3 hours, 18 minutes. Fourteen heavies started in Class 8, but a couple were out early, including John Gable who rolled his new truck into a ball on the Pacific beach. Frank Vessels set the early pace doing the trip to Camalu in 2:59, only a minute slower than the leading unlimited cars. Robby Gordon had his Ford in second, two minutes back, fol-,. lowed in four minutes by Steve Kelley, a minute ahead of Dave Shoppe who had a minute on Steve McEachern, who was two minutes ahead of Walker Evans. This must have been some battle up the tricky goat trail to Mike's. At Check 5 Vessels had a min-ute on Gordon and Shoppe lost 2 ½ hours on the leg replacing a ring & pinion gear on the hill. McEachern had a mintite on bQth Kelley and Evans. Robby Gordon and Frank Vessels stopped at the same time at the BFG, pit at Matias, and Vessels got out first, barely, as Gordon took on tires as well as gas. Gordon regained the Greg Hibbs and Norm Schmidt zoom onto the highway stretch in their Class 10 Chenowth, and this team ran hard to second place, 11th overall. lead at San Felipe and Frank V es-sels went out with a broken crank -on th_e Chevy at Tres Pozos. Walker Evans lost his engine as the Dodge headed down from Mike's, but ten were still running. Past Trinidad into Check 9, Robby Gordon, with Russ Wern-imont riding in the Ford, was in command; he had a 16 minute lead over Steve Kelley's Chevy, that had lost a tranny seal and was using gallons of oil. Steve McEachern lost time with a broken tie rod, but held on in third. At the finish, Rpbby Gordon drove the third car of any kind into the clocks, and he won Class 8 by 26 minutes, was third over-all, only four minutes behind his dad Bob Gordon, and it was his second in a row third overall fin-ish. Steve Kelley was next on the road, his Chevy second in Class 8 and fourth overall car. The trucks were expected to do well on his course, and so they did! Steve McEachern and John Drew hung on to third, over an hour behind Kelley, Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont were down for some time before Santo Tomas, but came back to finish fourth in Class 8, followed by Chris and Larry Minor, and Frank and Jim Mancha. Well back, Dave Shoppe and Larry Maddox salvaged sev-enth in the new Ford, followed by Dan Beaver, Ken Conrad, and Jeff Manatt who finished 8 hours, 12 minutes behind the class win~er. Of the 18 cars that started in Class 10, only one third saw the checkered flag. They all followed one car all day, the Raceco of Michael Church with air cooled power. Young Mike set the pace to Camalu, getting there in 3:09. Missing here were Mint 400 winners Brad Person/Tony Kujala and Mike and Wayne Withers, who had been fast to Santo Tomas. Running second at Check 4 was the ORE of Bill Poe and Jeff Stevenson, at 3: 13, with Kent and Scott Pfeiffer just two minutes astern, followed in three minutes by Jack and Scott Irvine, whose Raceco came to grief en route to Mike's and finally went out after San Felipe. Just another four minutes back came Greg Hibbs and Norm Schmidt, fol-lowed in a minute by Steve Cen-turioni and Larry Job. · At Mike's Church maintained a five minute lead over the Pfeiffers, and the Poe car was another six minutes back, and would lose an hour with various woes getting to San Felipe. Church was first on the road now in class, despite power steering trouble and a flat Scott McMil/in and Ron Stacy claimed second in Class 1-2-1600, 15th 0 /A in the new Chenowth, making it three trophies in three classes for the McMillins. on the eastern beach run. He picked up more good by Check 9, holding there a 16 min-ute margin on the Hibbs/ Schmidt Chenowth. The Pfeiffers lost time with faulty plug wires but stayed in third spot, while Centurioni/ Job had serious engine problems and dropped to fourth. Arriving eighth on the road i:n Ensenada, Mike Church won Class 10 by 14 minutes in a solo drive, and he placed seventh over-all. Greg Hibbs and Norm Schmidt took a keen second in their Chenowth, and Kent and Scott Pfeiffer; with ne~ plug wires, came home third, anothe( 14 minutes back. Larry Job stopped at El Rayo and blocked off the bad cylinder in the Steve Centurioni ORE and finished the team in fourth place, about an hour back. Dave Wood and Gary Sult had big troubles early, but kept mov_ing to finish fifth. Bill Poe and Jeff Stevenson lost three hours on the westbound legs, but did finish sixth in Class 10. With 32 starters, Class 1-2-1600 was the largest bunch in the race, and 21 of them made it to the finish line under the 20 hour time allowance. The class ran in tight packs all day. At Camalu Willy Higman had a slim lead at 3: 13 total time in his Chenowth. A minute back, despite a roll at Santo Tomas, came the Raceco of Peter McGowan and Dennis Fry, with Tim Connole and Don Cas-well another minute back. In the next minute it wa~ Bill and Scott Reams, followed in a minute by JimDizney. Tiedat3:19 were Dan Araujo/ Dave Ramirez and Mor-ley and Mike Williams. A good dozen more were in the 3:20 to 3:22 range at Check 4, and the pack stayed just as tight thn,,ugh Check 5. , Down the pavement and across Diablo Dry Lake it was still an open race. McGowan lost the motor before San Felipe, Jim Diz-ney vanished on this leg, and Mor-ley Williams, well in contention at San· Felipe, lost his engine on the Gulf Coast. The first time through Matias, headed east, the Chenowth of Tom and Bob DeNault was first on the road, despite a triple roll near Santo Tomas·. They had an early start number, and kept out front around the loop and on the way back. At Check 9, by our count, the DeNaults had the lead by about 12 minutes over Bill and Scott Reams, and were just a minute ahead of the Chenowth of Scott McMillin and Ron Stacy. Stacy had to stop right out of Ensenada Former bike winners in Baja, Kent and Scott Pfeiffer are just as fast in Class 10, driving their Chenowth to a close third in class. Brian and Kevin Smith kick up a little dust around the bushes in their Mirage, on their way to a great third .in the 32 car Class 1-2-1600 field. Bill and Scott Reams were only 14 seconds out of third in Class 1-2-1600, after a 479 mile drive in the O.R.C. and they were 21st overall. Page 16 July 19D Dusty nmcs

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Jerry McDonald catches a little air in the Joe Mac Pherson Class 4 Chevy, and with little down time McDonald won Class 4 easily and scored a keen 14th overall in the truck. Flying over the familiar cattle guard. Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra ran a hot pace in Class 7, never slowed at all. and they not only won in the Ford Ranger, they finished fifth overall. ' Gary Cogbill and John Marking hurry past the local spectators in their Jimco, and the Class 1-2-1600 points leaders finished fifth in Baja. It was a Klawitter sweep in Class 5 and Wolfram and Matt Parsons drove the second team car to second in class. just four minutes back at that. Steve Brown and Pete Oemetrulias ran fourth most of the way, but at the flag their Baja Bug scored a very good third in Class 5 competition. to repair ignition trouble, but then the team moved steadily up the charts. At Check 9 Russ Bu tow and Danny Yark were just another minute back, followed in two minutes by Dan Araujo and Dusty nma Dave Ramirez. Dave then got into a hole, bent things up badly, and finally finished 18th with only a steering brake working the last 60 miles. Also running well at Check 9 were Gary Cogbill and John Marking and Connole/ Caswell. At the flag Tom and Bob DeNault scored their first victory in a long time on a course that is tough for a limited engine. They won Class 1-2-1600 by about ten July 1988 minutes. Scott McMillin and Ron Stacy were second in class, doing the McMillin clan proud with a first, second and third in various classes. Another eight minutes down, Kevin and Brian Smith nabbed a fine third in their Mir-age, only 14 seconds ahead of Bill and Scott Reams. Just five more minutes back points leaders Cog-bill and Marking nabbed fifth, fol-lowed in ·:.,-

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Dave Ashley and Chris Robinson led most of the way in the Ford Ranger, and had their best day in a long time, winning Class 7 4x4 by a bunch and they were a swift ninth overall. It was Ford day among the mini trucks as Paul Simon, with Ed Frisk riding along, drove his Ranger into the early lead in Class 7S, and not only won the class but finished tenth overall. Privateers Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe ran well all day in their big Dodge, and the team finished very well, second in the tough Clf!~.c: 4 ranks. Roger Mears, Jr. held up the honor of the clan, driving his dad's older Nissan on a well paced race to finish second in the Class 7 contest Mike Leste and Jim Wright ran hard all day in the Jeep Comanche, but this race the Jeep finished second in the competitive Class 7 4x4 contest. 1:.-less than two minutes by Jim Fishback, Sr. and Sam Castro. Russ Bu tow and Danny York fell to seventh in their Mirage. A Baker's Dozen started in Class 5, but mostly they all fol-lowed the Klawitter's two Bugs . around the course. At Camalu Hartmut Klawitter led by four minutes over his brother-Wol-fram's car being driven by Matt Parsons. And Pete Sohren had dusted off his old Bug and was only two more minutes down at 3:21 ET. Bade another four min-utes came Steve Brown and Peter Demetrulias, followed in nine minutes by Stan Parnell/Lyn Mocaby, who had a minute on George Seeley, Jr ./Howard Anderson. The Klawitters held forma-tion to Mike's, and now Sohren was five minutes back, and he wasn't seen again. In fourth was the Brown Bug. Around the hot eastern loop the Klawitters charged on. Parnell lost an hour going up the mountain, and the car continued to be troubled, clearing Check 10 eventually, but not the finish line. At Check 9 Hartmut led his brother :Wolfram by eight min-utes, and Seeley/ Anderson were third, another five minutes back. Brown/Demetrulias were next, 11 minutes later, followed in seven minutes by Rich Minga in his 911 Porsche style Class 5. It was a family finish as Hart-mut Klawitter won Class 5 by almost four minutes over brother Wolfram and Matt Parsons. Steve Brown and Pete Demetrulias zipped home third, about half an hour later. Rich Minga, who got a 15 minute penalty for charging Check 4, was fourth, followed by Bob Utgard, who went solo this time. In sixth Lisa Dickerson was a couple hours behind. George Seeley and Howard Anderson dropped six hours between Check 9 and 10, but they finished sev-enth, last in class and last overall, ~ushing the time allowance with a nme of 19:46.14. Class 4 shrank to ~ven starters in Baja, and John Randall only got through Check 2 before his Jeep was down and out because of a rollover. Through the first four checks Jerry McDonald, Chevy, and Rod Hall, Dodge, were virtu-ally tied on time at each control. At Check 4 they both had an ET of 3: 12. John Dvck/J erry Sterling had their Jeep J~lO third at 3:2f. followed in 11 minutes by the Dodge of Buddy Renoe and Bill Donahoe, and in another five minutes by Don Yosten/Larry Monroe, Jeep. At Check 5 Rod Hall had the lead over Jerry McDonald by a couple minutes, as they shot down the mountain and headed east. Jade Johnson, who lost a rear drive shaft in the Nissan early in the race, was now running well, but down over an hour from the leaders. Heading into Diablo Dry Lake, John Dyck had the utter misfor-tune of la'" From Colorado, Wayne Oemonja whipped his Mazda hard in Class 7 4x4, but kept it all together to finish well, third by just three minutes. Spencer Low and Paµ/ Delang ran with the leaders all day, but some late breakage slowed the Nissan a tad, and the team finished second in Class 7S. Rob MacCachren and Mike Smig had their best day yet in the Jeep Comanche, and the Las Vegas team drove to third place in the Class 7S ranks. Ray Gastleum and Tom Minga nursed a sick engine in their 5-1600 Bug the last few miles to the big victory in class, and it was an emotional team at the finish line. Larry Martin and Martin Schlosser led the huge pack in the Challenger Class most of the distance, often by inches, and they won the class in the good running ChMowth. Page 18 July 1988 Dusty nmes

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Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson won a real cliff hanger in Class 3, and they had no trouble at all with the Jeep CJ 7 en route to their victory, by 49 seconds. In a classic tortoise and hare concept, Charlie Woodard and George Fishback ran their own pace, had some troubles with the Ford Bronco, but they won Class 14, the only finisher. John Neibert, Jr. and Fred Grabowski race past the Pacific beach on their way to an eventual second place finish in the 28 Bug Class 5-1600. Jo,ge Gavaldon and Arturo Tiznado, being pursued here by Dave West hem's Class 8 GMC, kept it together for a fine third in Class 5-1600. Paul Maxey and R. C. Jones were up and down the charts, but at the flag they scored a fourth in Class 5-1600, just five minutes out of third. Nick Gross and Joe Valentine got very close, within two mintues, in the Challenger action, but this team had to settle for second place 1n Baja. Mike Ward and Mike Murray sail the T-Mag over the farm roads on their way to a clean third in the 31 car Challenger Class competition. Pancho and Antonio Bio ran with the Challenger Class leaders all day, and at the flag their two seater scored a fine fourth place finish. r,_r having a car full of local specrators make a U turn in front of him on the pavement run. The area was lined with pits, so John took the lesser option, hitting the car, injuring its occupants, but not critically. As it becomes clear, the full saga will be reported in The Losers column, and the good word is that John and Jerry suf-fered only wrenched necks in the accident. Through the desert and back across the pavement to Check 9, Jerry McDonald had a solid lead of35 minutes. Rod Hall had steer-ing breakage and dropped to third, about 12 minutes behind Renoe/ Donahoe, and the others held position. Jerry McDonald and Joe Mac-Pherson won Class 4 in the fancy Chevy, their only problem being a couple of broken shocks. The rig was also a fine 14th overall. Buddy Renoe/ Bill Donahoe held second, about 36 minutes back in their Dodge, and Rod Hall/ Jim Fricker came in nine minutes later for third in the Dodge. Don Y os-ten/ Larry Monroe finished over an hour later in fourth, but they were an hour ahead of Jack John-son/ Brent Foes in the Nissan. Only six appeared to contest Class 7 honors, and it was a quick race for Roger Mears, who broke a steering knuckle between Check 1 and 2, and there was no way his Page IO crews could get to him during the race. Meanwhile, Manny and T udy Joe Esquerra led the pack to Camalu, holding two minutes on Larry Ragland in a Ford vs Chevy duel. Ernesto Arambula/ Ricardo Hussong were back about seven minutes in their Mitsubishi, and Roger Mears, Jr. had his Nissan fourth. Russ and Luke Jones were out on the beach somewhere. At Mike's, Esquerra was six minutes ahead of Ragland, but coming through the Matias pit area Ragland had the lead by seven minutes. Rdger,Jr. was now third, and the Mitsubishi dropped time going to Mike's. Around the desert loop and into Check 9 Manny Esquerra was in command with a 25 minute lead on Larry Ragland, who dropped an hour changing a drive shaft. At the checkered flag Manny and T udy Joe Esquerra won Class 7 by·over an hour in the Ford Ranger that had an early fuel pump failure, but ran fine the rest of the day. Manny's quick time was good for fifth overall car. Doing the name proud, Roger Mears, Jr., with Rick Clark riding shotgun, drove all the way to put his Nissan second in class. Driving talent must be in the genes. Larry Ragland and David Beck got the Chevy patched up to take third place points, only eight minutes behind Mears. Arambula and Hussong had plenty of trouble, but finished fourth in Class 7. Class 7 4x4 had a field of 13, and remarkably, eight finished on the fast course. Out front by a minute at Camalu was the Ford of Dave Ashley, withJeff MacPher-son's Chevy on his tail pipe. Another minute back came John Johnson in Dave Simon's Ford, and nobody else was close. Mike Lesle, Jeep, ·and Wayne Demonja, Mazda, were tied for fourth about 14 minutes behind Johnson. At Mike's, Ashley and MacPherson were tied at4:27 ET,Johnson was two minutes back and Lesle was alone now, as Demonja dropped ten mintues. At Matias, Johnson handed over to Dave Simon, who had engine failure before San Felipe. Mike Lesle put relief driver Jim Wright in his Jeep and the herd shot off into the desert, then back through the same pit area. At Check 9 Dave Ashley/Chris Robinson looked good with a 31 minute lead over Lesle/ Wright. Wayne Demonja/Dave Ryan were back 26 minutes, but 19 minutes ahead of Jeff MacPher-son, who suffered vapor lock out of San Felipe, then a broken transfer case. Not much changed on the final miles in Class 7 4x4. Dave Ashley brought the Dick Landfield team a long sought desert victory in the July 1918 Ford, and he finished a swift ninth overall. Mike Lesle drove the Jeep home second, 35 minutes later, and the Demonja Mazda was third, just three minutes ahead of a disappointed Jeff MacPherson. Jim Conner and Carl Jackson were fifth in their Nissan, fol-lowed by Gregg Symonds/War-ren Miller who fought mysterious stalls with the Toyota all the way. Eight finished in the class. Fourteen started out in Class 7S, but the new Jeep of Jack Schlaman and the Datsun of Evan Evans only got through the first check. At Camalu the Ford Ranger of Paul Simon and Ed Frisk had the lead on time with a 3:15 ET. But the Nissan of Spencer Low and Paul Delang was close at 3:22, and Rob Mac-Cachren/Mike Smig had their Jeep third at 3:28. Malcolm Vinje/ Mark Hansen were running fourth, at 3:34, with Cam Thier-iot/ Greg Lewin next at 3:39, fol-lowed by Mike and Pat Falkosky at 3:48. The Ford of Scott Doug-las/Chuck Johnson broke a spin-dle and hub and more on the beach run, and lost bags of time, but a dozen cleared Check 4. At Mike's, Simon increased his lead to 11 minutes over Low, and MacCachren held third despite a stop to help right the rolled Class 2 car of Mike Gaughan. Gaughan, who owns the Gold Coast and Barbary Coast hotels in Las Vegas, is one of Rob's sponsors, his employer and a friend. Vinje and Hansen were about 13 min-utes behind Rob, fourth in the Toyota, followed by Falkowsky's Toyota. Neither Bill Bunch or Willie Valdez made it up the car killing hill. Heading east through Matias Pass, Low was just ahead of Simon on the road, as Simon changed a drive shaft. Most driv-ers reported some overheating on the run around the east coast, where the Falkosky Toyota went missing, as did three other trucks. At Check 9 Paul Simon/ Ed Frisk had a good, 22 minut~ lead over Spencer Low. MacCachren stopped to get rid of the wind-shield that met up with a tree limb, but held third on.time, now over an hour behind the leader, and Vinje/ Hansen held fourth, only 14 more minutes back. Paul Simon and Ed Frisk won Class 7 S handily in their Ford Ranger, placing a remarkable tenth overall as well. Simon, who was the overall points leader midway in the series, likely held that lead with his Baja victory. Spencer Low and Paul Delang were about 2 7 minutes back in second at the finish line, having some down time in the late stages. Rob MacCachren and Mike Smig got their first finish in the Jeep ·Dusty nma

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Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault had a good run in the tightly bunched Challenger Class action, and they ended up placing fifth at the finish. Matt and Gale Pike fought-the good fight in Class 3 in the Dodge Ramcharger, and just barely missed the glory, taking second in Class 3. Emil and John Downey had a strong four hour lead in Class 14 in the Jeep CJ 8, but they vanished into the dark pine forest, credited with second. Comanche, a fine third in ~lass. On the last legs the Vinje/Hansen Toyota suffered from severe vibrations, which even a drive shaft change didn't help. Days later the problem turned out to be wadded tire sealant. The team took fourth in class. Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin were fifth in the Toyota, and this is probably the first time where the three truck Toyota/ Yokohama team have all finished. The others are Gregg Symonds and Malcolm Vinje. The last Class 7S was the Ford of Scott Douglas and Chuck John-son, never recovering from the early problems. The 5-1600s showed up with a giant 28 starters, and half of them saw the finish line. The competi-tion was really close in the early legs. At Camalu John Neibert, Jr. and Fred Grabrowski were tied on time with Steve and Tim Lawr-ence at 3:31. Just two minutes back in third there were Ray Gas-telum and Tom Minga, followed in another two minutes by Paul Maxey and R.C. Jones. Alfredo and Adolfo Arambula were just a minute more in arrears, with Rodrigo Robleto and Ruben Gar-cia back another five minutes. The Bugs scaled the hill -to Mike's and the Lawrences now had the lead by two minutes over Gastelum/ Minga, with Neibert/ Grabrowski another three min-utes back, followed in four min-utes by Maxey/ Jones. The hot haul around the east side of Baja did in a number of contenders, including the Lawrences. Four-teen cleared Check 9, and here the order seemed set with Gastelum/ Minga leading by 28 minutes over Neibert/ Grabowski. But Maxey/ Jones were only two more min-utes back, followed in eight min-utes by Jorge Gavaldon and Arturo Tiznado. First to the finish line and first in Class 5-1600 was the team of Ray Gastelum and Tom Minga, celebrating a victory they had pursued for a long time. They lost the gas cap at the final fuel stop, and got dirt in the fuel, and babied the Bug to the finish line. John Neibert and Fred Grabowski held onto second place, about 19 min-utes back, but then things changed. Jorge Gavaldon/ Arturo Tiznado picked up the pace on the last two legs and took third by five minutes over Paul Maxey/ R.C. Jones. After dad rolled the Bug on the Pacific side, the father and son team of Andy DeVercellys came back to finish fifth, with over an hour's margin on the· rest of the field. A giant size field of 31 Chal-lengers started the 479 mile trek, and a keen 19 of them finished the race, tough on cars with single shocks. low horsepower and Dusty nma swing a~les. One contender barely cleared the city limits before the engine blew, putting Don Roun-tree's Sandwinder out of the race. Out front at Camalu was the Chenowth of Larry Martin and Ward/ Mike Murray just a min-Martin Schlosser, with fast ET of ute more behind. Pancho and 3:20. Close behind was the team Antonio Bio were another four of Nick Gross and Joe Valentine minutes back in a very tight race. at 3:22, with the T-Mag of Mike About 12 minutes back from this KC H1L1TES. INC • WILLIAMS ARIZONA 86046 • 602 1635·2607 July 1988 group it was Hector and Danny Ledezma, Ray McClain/Jamey Long, Mike McClune/Rick Paquette, and Dennis Sr;,nka-vich/G,~v '.er Page 11

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Larry Schwacofer and Sid Spradling mastered Baja once again in the '57 Chevrolet, taking the lead Ramon Castro did it again on home turf, besting the fielctof a dozen in Class 11 in his black Beetle, at Mike's Sky Ranch, and winning Class 6 by a hefty 41 minutes. and Ramon won the class honors by almost an hour in Baja. Dale and Randy Jordan had a good run but some troubles with their Chevy El Camino, but they finished second in Class 6 in the sanitary racer. Rafael Haro V. and Carlos lrribe had an excellent day in their '>hiny, new Class 11 Beetle, finishing strong in second place at the flag. Sergio and Porfiero Gutierrez have a good sponsor, enthusiastic fans, and they drove their Beetle to a close third in the Class 11 contest. -··--- -----,--- -----------------------------------------------------~ Shapiro, incredibly all in the same minute! now had a ten minute lead on steep climb up the mountain. The Gross. Ward an d Bio both second pack was still close here, dropped several minutes on the about the same distance back. But ·At the Sky Ranch Larry Martin PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. Page n ANNOUNCES THEIR LINE o·F NEW HELMETS * Standard Voyager w/90° Hose Fitting * Deluxe Voyager w/molded Air Inlet * Super Deluxe Voyager Red/Silver or Black/Silver w/molded Air Inlet ALL NEW STYLE HELMETS - '85 SNELL APPROVAL RACHET SHIELD - MUCH LIGHTER - MORE NOSE ROOM ALSO AVAILABLE DRINKERS -KOOL PAC'S -MR 4000 LEXAN SHIELDS GLASS OVERLAY SHIELDS-4' & 8' HOSES-FILTERS PUMPER MOTORS - CUSTOMER CONVERSIONS Plus! A Full Line of Simpson Safety Products. PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. 9371 Kramer St., Unit G & H Westminster, Calif. 92683 714/894-8332 July 1988 the Stankavich Chenowth did not · another six minutes down. make it to San Felipe. McClune Adams/ Olsen hauled through cleared San Felipe, but did not get Matias first on the road, and they toNuevoJunction,aswasthefate led the bunch around the hot of several other Challenger cars. loop, but lost time going back At Check 9 Larry Martin and west to Check 9. At that point Martin Schlosser had an eight Schwellinger had the lead by minute lead over Nick Gross and about seven minutes while Pike Joe Valentine. The order seemed and Adams were virtually tied on set with Ward another 14 min- time. utes back, followed in 25 minutes The three 4x4s• arrived at the by the Bios, and nobody else was finish line together, along with a very close. couple of Challenger cars, and the Martin Schloss~r drove Larry Conejo Off Road CJ 7 was first to Martin's winning Chenowth arrive. MikeSchwellingerand Les across the line in fabulous time, Erickson were not only first to 10:10, toputtheteamhome28th finish, they finished first in Class overall, despite some bad 3 by a skinny 49 seconds over moments in the pine forest. Run-Matt and Gale Pike, who in turn ning hard, Nick Gross and Joe had a mere minute and 53 seconds Valentine were second by a mere in hantl over Don Adams and two minutes at the checkered flag. Larry Olsen. It was a most excit-Mike Ward and Mike Murray had ing finish and the tightest one in no trouble late in the race and the entire event. Ken Correia and claimed third, and about 20 min- Keith Robbins got their Jeep CJ 7 utes later. Pancho and Antonio home fourth, a couple of hours Bio lost time on the run west, but later. After a body crunching roll did finish fourth in class, another on the trip west, Rick Sieman and 32 minutes back. Steve Kramer got the fifth place It was a tight fight for fifth place finish in Class 3. in Challenger Class. It was Rich OnlyfourappearedinClass 14, Richardson and Kevin Perrault and the ex-Gow land Toyota of who claimed the position, just 6½ Chris and Steve Cruce cleared minutes ahead of Hector and only the first check, 25 miles out. Danny Ledezma, who were only At Camalu it was a good race with a minute up on Bruce Peter and Giti Gowland/Lloyd Riggins, Fred Steier. Mike Leon andJ11.vier Toyota, leading Emil and John Tiznado were almost five more Downey by just seven minutes. minutes back in eighth and five Trailing by half an hour was the--· minutes ahead of Alex and Jose FordBroncoofCharlieWoodard Melaro. and George Fishback. Gowland The half dozen Class 3 rigs had had big trouble getting to Mike's, a surprisingly close race. At and there the Downey Jeep Camalu Don Adams/Larry Olsen Scrambler had an hour and 45 had the lead in the Jeep Wrangler, minute lead, and Woodard still but the CJ 7 of Mike Schwel- trailed in third. linger/ Les Erickson was just six Emil and John Downey looked minutes back, followed in only good to repeat their Mint 400 win one minute by the Dodge of Matt at Check 9, with Gow land missing and Gale Pike. The Jeep Scrambler at San Felipe and Woodard al-of Jerry Bundy and Joe Janis was most four hours back. But, what-fifth here, but spent a couple extra ever broke on the Jeep in the pine hours getting up the mountain, forest, it was terminal. Charlie then vanished after San Felipe. At Woodard and George Fishback Mike's the Adams Jeep now led · became the only Class 14finisher, Schwellinger/ Erickson by seven taking 16 hours to cover the minutes, and the Pikes were course, but they scored the fifth Dusty Timcs

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\ win at t he eve nt fo r Fo rd products. Class 6 came up with seven starters, and all but one made it, not only to Camalu, but to the · finish line. It was a real race to Check 4, with the W es Moser Ford Ranchero in the lead there, but only by a minute. Tied on time for second were the Chevrolets of Larry Schwacofer/ Sid Spradling and Dale and Randy Jordan. Just 20 minutes back came the Saab 96 of Arne Gunnarsson/ John John-ston. The Chevy Camaro of Bill tion problems, and they also got and Steve Russell lost a couple of badly lost. Seventh and last were hours from Ojos Negros to Santo Sanchez and Acevedo with nine-T omas, but was fourth at Camalu, teen hours total time. only three minutes ahead ofJorge As usual in Mexico Class 11 has Sanchez and Alfredo Acevedo. a good entry, a dozen started. All The killer hill shuffled the but one of them got to Camalu. standings, and Schwacofer appar- There Sergio and Porfirio Gutier-ently had the best tow service, tak-rez led the pack of Beetles with a ing the lead at Mike's Sky Ranch, 3:51 ET. Defending points champ but the Mosers were only seven Ramon Castro tied for second on just ten minutes ahead of Andy Diaz/ David Pease. Another hour back in fifth came Alejandro Duran and Javier Shields, fol-lowed in still another hour by the sixth and last Class 11 finisher, Enrique and Alberto Avalon. 1988 SCORE BAJA INTERNACIONAL June 4, 1988 - Results POS.CAR # ORIVER(S) VEHICLE TIME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT -11 START - 6 FINISH 100 Mark Mc Millin (solo I Chenowth/Porsche 8:29.22 111 Tom Koch (solol Raceco/Porsche 9:27.44 101 Chuck Sugar/Mike Patrick Raceco 9:29.38 107 Dannv Asheralt/ Jim Sutler Butler Built 9:55.48 112 Ron Brant Raceco 10:07.34 ClASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT -18 START -10 FINISH 210 Bob Gordon/Tim Crabtree Chenowth/Chevv 8:41.41 215 Steve Sourapas/ Dave Richardson Raceco 9:43.45 200 Corkv McMillin/Brian Ewalt Chenowth /Porsche 10:08.4 7 201 Doug Aldridge /Ray Tirheimer C.P. 10:53.28 217 Tom Bradlev. Sr./Tom Bradlev. Jr. Raceco /Ford 11:05.22 0/ A POS. minutes back. Jordan dropped an time with Alejandro Duran, both hour with a broken tie rod, but about 15 minutes back but 12 held third as Gunnarsson lost two minutes ahead of Rafael Haro V 1 6 hours and was now just 20 min- and Carlos lrribe. Two cars failed a utes ahead of the Russells. The to make the climb to Mike's 18 leaders all made the run to San where Gutierrez had a six minute 23 Felipe- and back without major lead on Castro. He was barely six mishaps. At Check 9 the Moser minutes ahead of Haro, and none Ford led the herd by 40 minutes, ' of the others were within a half and Schwacofer had a 48 minute hour. 2 13 25 49 56 .,_ ClASS 1-2-1600 -1600CC RESTRICTED ENGINE -32 START -21 FINISH margin over Jordan. The Russells O ne more car dropped out were now fourth, over an hour before San. Felipe, and two more back, but 20 minutes ahead of were gone on the westward dash. Gunnarsson. Others, including Gutierrez, had The 15th edition of the Score Baja Internacional was officially over in the wee hours Sunday morning. By noon the winners were gathered on the lawn of the Riviera Convention Center for the awards presentation, which was late starting in keeping with Mexican tradition. It had been a fast race, for sure. Last year the course was 18 miles shorter and the overall winning time (Bob Gordon) was just nine minutes quicker. Almost all the car classes were faster in 1988, as the science in race cars advances. About the only major gripe was that most competitors would prefer to have a lot less running on the paved highways, dicing with local traffic, pit team traffic, and race car traffic. Perhaps the next time out in Baja the drivers will see less highway on the race course. When the 20 hours ran out, /134 of the 234 starting cars had finished, the generous time allowance producing a 57 percent finish ratio. It was a pleasant fact1 coming on the heels of the short-ened Mint 400 that cost many points contenders their finishing points. 1605 Tom and Bob De Nault Chenowth 9:42.58 12 2. 1618 Scott McMillin/ Ron Stacy Chenowth 9:53.01 15 3. 1632 Kevin & Brian Smith Mirage SS 10:01.26 20 4. 1630 Bill & Scott Reams ORC 10:01.40 21 5. 1621 Gary Cogbill/ John Marking Jimco 10:06.59 22 CLASS 3 -SHORT WB 4X4 - 6 START - 5 FINISH 1. 300 Mike Schwellinger /Les Erickson Jeep CJ 7 11:36.14 65 2. 303 Matt & Gale Pike Dodge Ramcharger 11:37.03 66 3. 349 .Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep Wrangler 11:38.56 67 4. 347 Ken Correia/Keith Robbins Jeep CJ 7 13:31.38 98 5. 302 Rick Sieman/Steve Kramer Ford Bronco 17:36.22 132 CLASS 4 -LONG WB 4X4 - 7 START - 5 FINISH 1. 401 Jerry McDonald/ Joe Mac Pherson Chevrolet PU 9:49.08 14 2. 407 Buddv Renoe /Bill Donahoe Dodge PU 10:25.51 40 3. 400 Rod Hall/ Jim Fricker Dodge PU 10:34.26 43 -4. 403 Don Yosten/Larry Monroe Jeep J-10 11:44.43 71 5. 404 Jack Johnson /Brent Foes Nissan 12:55.05 91 CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -13 START-7 FINISH 1. 502 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 9:55.03 17 2. 501 Wolfram Klawitter /Matt Parsons Baja Bug 9:58.57 19 3. 503 Steve Brown/Pete Demetrulias Baja Bug 10:25.34 39 4. 547 Rich Minga/Billy Bunch Porsche 911 10:47.16 47 5. 546 Bob Utgard Baja Bug 11:32.55 64 Cl.ASS 5-1600 -1600CC BAJA BUG -28 START -14 FINISH 1. 559 Rav Gastelum/Tom Minga Baja Bug 10:58.37 53 2. 557 John Neibert. Jr./Fred Grabowski Baja Bug 1 n 1.36 58 3. 560 Jorge Gavaldon/ Arturo Tiznado Ba(a Bug 11:24.45 59 4. 598 Paul Maxev I A. C. Jones Baja Big 11:29.47 60 5. 550 Andv L & Andv A. De Vercellv Baja Bug 11:44.51 · 72 CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - 7 START - 6 FINISH 1. 600 Larry Schwacofer /Sid Spradling '5 7 Chevrolet 13:05.29 95 2. 619 Dale & Randy Jordan Chevy El Camino 13:46.46 106 3. 617 Arne Gunnarsson/John Johnston Ill Saab 96 15:31.18 121 4. 601 Bill & Steve Russell Chevy Camaro 15:45.03 124 5. 618 Greg & Wes Moser Ford Ranchero 16:09.18 127 CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI PICKUP - 6 START - 4 FINISH 1. 700 Manny & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 9:19.52 5 2. 705 Roger Mears. Jr./Rick Clark Nissan 1'0:36.31 45 3. 703 tarry Ragland /David Beck Chevy S-10 10:44.26 46 4. 718 Ernesto Arambula/Richard Hussong Mitsubishi 11:44.04 70 5. 702 Russ & Luke Jones Ford Ranger 4:16.00 (Ck. 2) CLASS 7S -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP -14 START - 6 FINISH 1. 748 aul Simon/Ed Frisk Ford Ranger 9:42.28 10 2. 725 Spencer Low/ Paul De Lang Nissan 10:09.08 26 3. 730 Rob MacCachren/ Mike Smig Jeep Comanche 10:48.06 48 4. 747 Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen Tovota 11:30.11 61 5. 721 Cam Thieriot/Greg Lewin Toyota 12:02.31 78 CLASS 7 4X4 -STOCK MINI-MIDI 4X4 -13 START - 8 FINISH 1. 755 David Ashlev /Chris Robinson Ford Ranger 9:41.02 9 2. 750 Mike lesle / Jim Wright Jeep Comanche 10:16.17 35 3. 758 Wayne Demonja/Dave flvan Mazda 10:54.06 50 4. 752 Jeff Mac Pherson/ Jeff Lewis Chevv S-10 10:57.19 52 5. 759 Jim Conner /Carl Jackson Nissan 12:05.19 79 CLASS 8 - 2 WD STANDARD PICKUP -14 START -10 FINISH -1. 811 Robbv Gordon/Russ Wernimont Ford 8:46.29 3 2. 812 Steve Kelley/Terry Caldwell Chevrolet 9:12.09 4 3. 802 Steve McEachern/John Drew Chevrolet 10:15.45 34 4. 801 David Westhem/Randy Salmon! GMC 11:03.10 54 5. 81,J Chris & Larry Minor Chevrolet 11:31.18 62 CLASS CHALLENGER -RESTRICTED BUGGY - 31 START - 19 FINISH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 995 908 998 994 914 1016 1003 1014 1004 1013 1100 1199 1101 1198 1104 1499 1401 Larry Martin/Martin Schlosser Chenowth 10:10.30 Nick Gross I Joe Valentine la Plant 10:12.39 Mike Ward/Mike Murrav T-Mag 10:32.17 Pancho & Antonio Bio Baja Concepts 11:04.09 Rich Richardson/Kevin Perrault Jimco 11 :32.34 CLASS 1 D -UNLIMITED 1650CC -18 START - 6 FINISH Michael Church (solo I Raceco 9:28.02 Greg Hibbs/Norm Schmidt Chenowth 9:42.43 Kent & Scott Pfeiffer Chenowth 9:54.39 Steve Centurioni /Larry Job ORE 10:55.45 Dave Wood/Gary Sult Woodco 12:47.56 ClASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN -12 START- 6 FINISH Ramon Castro VW Beetle 13:05.03 Rafael Haro V./Carlos lrribe VW Beetle 14:01.33 Sergio & Porliero Gutierrez VW Beetle 14:14.03 Andy Diaz/David Pease VW Beetle 14:23.15 Alejandro Duran/ Javier Shields VW Beetle 15:27.04 CLASS 14 -UNLIMITED 4X4 - 4 START - 1 FINISH Charlie Woodward/George Fishback Ford Bronco 15:59.02 Emil Downey/ John Downey Jeep Scrambler 9:47.00 Starters -234 -Motorcycle/ATVs/Odysseys -98 -Total -332 Finishers -Cars -134-Motorcycles/ATVs/Odysseys -68 -Total -202 Race Distance - 4 79 miles -Time Allowance -20 hours Fast Time Overall -Bikes -Dan Ashcraft/Kent Pfeiffer -Yamaha - 8:10.30 Fast Time Overall -Cars -Mark McMillin (solo) -Chenowth/Porsche - 8:29.22 • Overall Position column refers to car classes only. Dusty nma 28 33 42 55 63 7 11 16 51 89 94 109 111 114 120 126 (Ck. 91 Still, at the checkered flag it was trouble getting to Check 9. At old Baja hands Larry Schwacofer Nuevo, Ramon Castro led Rafael and Sid Spradling who won Class Haro by 41 minutes, and Andy 6 in the '57 Chevrolet. Dale and Diaz/David Pease were third, Randy Jordan kept them honest, merely two minutes ahead of and were second in the snappy Gutierrez. Ramon Castro did not looking El Camino, about 40 falter en route to the finish line, minutes back. Gunnarsson/ John- and he won Class 11 by 56 big ston had a good second half and minutes. Rafael Haro V. came all were third, as Russell lost time on the way from La Paz, B.C., to race, the last legs and ended up 14 more and he and Carlos lrribe got home minutes back in fourth. The second in Class 11 in a shiny, new Moser Ranchero finished 24 looking blue Beetle. Sergio and minutes later, sixth, after losing Porfirio Gutierrez salvaged third hours on the last miles with igni- _spot, another 13 minutes back, SWAY•A•WAr ~ Congratulates the Winners in the Score Baja Internacional CLASS '1 and OVERALL CAR ~ MARK McMILLIN Class 2 -Bob Gordon & Tim Crabtree Class 1-2-1600 -Tom & Bob DeNault Class 5 -Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Class 5-1600 -Ray Gastelum & Tom Minga Class 10 -Michael Church Class Challenger -Larry Martin & Martin Schlosser Class 2 winners Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree used Swav-A-Way outboard axles to propel their V-6 Chevrolet powered Chenowth to victory lane. Other winning components used on their car are Sway-A-Way torsion bars, coil springs, and King Kong rear adjuster. FINE SPLINES All Sway-A-Way axles and torsion bars have the new FINE SPLINE which increases face contact area while making it smoother. FINE SPLINE axles greatly increase c.v. joint life. DON'T BE LEFT IN THE DUST-CHOOSE SWAY-A-WAY July 1,. 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Tom Bradley Sr. and his son Tom, drove their brand new Ford powered Raceco through Baja to a very respectable finish, fifth in Class 2. Steve Centurioni and Larry Job stayed up front most of the way, but finished 4th in Class 10 in the ORE. running on 3 cylinders. Rich Minga has the wildest, Porsche looking Class 5, with six cylinder power, and he finished the race in Baja, 4th in the class. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen had few serious problems with the Toyota this trip:and the intrepid pair finished 4th in Class 7S. Don Adams and Larry Olsen had the Class 3 lead midway in t e race. but not by much. and their Jeep was third at the flag, a couple minutes back. Page 14 Danny Ashcraft and Jim Butler stayed with the Class 1 pack all day, and the team brought the Butler Built single seater home in fourth spot. Jim Fishback Sr. and Sam Castro took sixth in Class-1-2-1600 in their Raceco. less than two minutes behind the fifth place car. Rod Hall was leading Class 4 for a time, but mechanical woes put Hall and Jim Fricker back to third in class at the checkered flag. After an early and time costing stumble, Andy L. and Andy R. De Vercelly got back up to speed to finish a fine 5th in Class 5-1600. Arne Gunnarsson and John Johnston have an incredible record of finishing races. and this time they put the Saab 96 home third in Class 6. July 1988 Dave Westhem and Randy Salmon/ had a good bit of woe on their way to the 4th place finish in the fast running Class 8 group. Russ Butow and Danny York lost their time on the later stages, but the team pressed on for the 7th place finish in Class 1-2-1600. Jeff MacPherson and Jeff Lewis were tied for the Class 7 4>;4 lead at Check 5, but a lot of down time dropped the Chevy ro fourth at the flag. Hector and Danny Ledzema ran with the leaders in Chall_enger Class in the early legs. and they finished well, 6th in the big class. Andy Diaz and David Pease broke up the Mexican domination of Class 11. and they brought their Beetle to the finish in 4th place. Dusty nmct

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Stadium racing moved east of the Rockies late in April to the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Ail the usual classes were sched-uled along with a Sportsman open wheel class for the local racers. The full program was viewed by over 20,000 spectators who cheered the non-stop action all evening. As always the racing began with a three lap trophy dash for the top Super 1600 qualifiers. Robby Gordon was on the pole, sharing the front row with his father Bob, and the pair tangled on the first turn after the green flag, but got running again. Starting third, Marty Coyne spun out in the second lap, and Bob Gordon took over the lead. Bob Gordon won the trophy, Mitch Mustard took . second and Jerry Whelchel was third in an all Chenowth show. The first Grand National Sport Truck heat got the audience warmed up. Al Arciero, Jeep, was on the pole with Glenn Harris, Mazda, next to him. Danny Thompson, Chevrolet, and Steve Millen, Toyota were in the second row, these starting positions determined by the luck of the draw. Arciero and Harris battled for the lead on the first lap, then Harris flipped in the second turn on lap 2, bringing out the yellow flags. Harris was at the back of the pack on the restart, and Arciero was in front. Ivan Stewart, Toy-ota, was now second and made an unsuccessful attempt to pass Arciero in the third lap. Stewart continued to put on the pressurer and finally passed Arciero on the back side of the track on the sixth of eight laps. Steve Millen also got by Arciero, and Toyota finished one-two with Ivan Stewart out front; followed by teammate Steve Millen. Al Arciero was third, followed by Danny Thompson. The dozen Stadium Super Lites (Odysseys) ran one heat race and a main event in Texas. The six lap heat saw Russell East take the early lead from his front row start-Page 16 Mazda Makes it Four for Four in the Houston Astroclomc ing spot, besting pole sitter Ron Pierce off the line. But, Rory Hol-laday was right on his bumper and soon passed into the lead. Bill Goshen stalled and stopped on the track on lap 3. Then Rory Holladay flipped on the back side of the track, and Terry Peterson flipped right after Holladay. Also out of the race by the fifth lap were Ben Aufill and John Has-shaw. Mike Lovelle turned over on the final lap, and Ron Pierce was also out under the white flag. . Russ East took the victory, fol-lowed by Rennie Awana and Frank Chavez. Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises The UltraStock heat featured five cars dicing for six laps. Bill Silbermann was on the pole in his Mazda, with Chris Neil, VW, alongside. Neil and Silbermann collided, and Silbermann flipped over, but got back underway. Meanwhile Vince Tjelmeland, Nissan, and Jeff Elrod, VW, were battling it out. Neil got a flat tire, and going into the last lap Jeff Elrod took the lead and won the race. Vince Tjelmeland was second, and Neil limped into third. Eleven Texas drivers were on the track for their six lap heat race. On the front row it was Mike Melton and Tommy Cherry, while Bob Simback and Bobby Kinney were in the second row. In the first turn Jeff Knight turned over, but with the help of the crew he got back on course and returned to racing. Mike Melton · 1ed the third lap after the restart, and Bob Kinney was right behind him. Melton opened a big lead over the field, and Cherry took over second from Kinney in the fin;il lap. Mike Melton had no problem taking the checkered flag first. Tommy Cherry finished second and Bob Kinney was third, followed by Bob Simback and Lance Heinsohn .. The UltraCross heat for 250cc Pro motorcycles had 20 on the grid. Andy Bradshaw was on the pole, with Tracy Bachmann alongside for this seven lap dash that ran in the opposite direction from the other races. Tommy Watts went down in the first lap, but he was OK although out of the race. Jim Holley took over second and went after the leader Dennis Hawthorne. Holley took the lead in the fourth lap. Scott Chesser went down in lap 5, and was car-ried off the field on a stretcher. Jim Holley took over the lead on the last lap, with Hawthorne right behind him, and they finished close in that order. Behind Texas rider Dennis Hawthorne came more Texans, Billy Whitley and Terry Tinney, followed by series regular Jeff Mabery. The Unlimited Super 1600s had eight cars on the grid for the• first eight lap heat race, with Texan Billy Beck on the pole, and Marty Coyne was next. However, Jerry Whelchel zoomed into the early lead, in the second lap, and Billy Beck flipped at the same time. Whelchel had a good lead midway in the heat,. while Jimmy Adams retired with mechanical trouble. Whelchel kept his Chen-owth out front. On lap 7 Robby Gordon took over third place. Jerry Whelchel won the heat with Jimmy Nichols, Raceco, in second, and Gordon in third in his Chenowth. The second 1600 heat had a new cast of eight more drivers, with Brad Castle and Mitch Mus-tard on the front row, followed by Frank Arciero, Jr. and Bob Gor-don. Mitch Mustard took the lead, and Bob Gordon hit the wall on the first lap. Brad Castle got his Raceco into second spot, fol-lowed by Frank Arciero, Jr., Chen-owth, and that is the way they finished the eight laps. Danny Rice was fourth, followed by 'Tommy Croft. · The last heat before intermis-sion featured the same eight trucks, a real crowd pleasing bunch out for another eight laps of close encounters and flying fiberglass. T earn Mazda was on the front row, Glenn Harris and Jeff Huber. Danny Thompson and Al Arciero were in the second -row, and next it was Team Toy-ota, Ivan Stewart and Steve Millen, followed by Team Jeep, · Walker Evans and Al Unser, Jr. The Mazdas shot off into the lead, but Thompson moved into second on the backside of the . track on the first lap. Unser was ' moving up through the pack, and Millen and Harris battled through lap three for third spot. Millen settled into third on 'lap 4 as Har-ris faded. Jeff Huber held the lead over Danny Thompson through six laps, but his truck was begin-ning to smoke. Huber stayed out front into the white flag lap where A baker's dozen of quad racers went to Texas, and Donnie Wil-son and Donnie Banks were on the front row for their heat race, another six lapper. Sean Finley and Don Turk were in the second row. Banks took the early lead, but Finley was right on his pipe with Wilson close, and these three diced through the first two laps. Rick Marshall hit the track hard in the third lap, but got up under his own power, bringing out the yellow lights. Banks held the lead on the restart, with Marty Hart second, then ·on lap 5 Turk moved into fourth, passing Ftn-ley. Donnie Banks won the heat, but Marl'y Hart almost surprised him at the checkered flag. Donnie Wilson was third and Don Turk was fourth. Fast qualifier in Super 1600 action, Robby Gordon got a slow start in the heats, but came on strong to win the main event by mere inches in his newly painted Chenowth. Bob Gordon won the Super 1600 Trophy Dash, but his luck turned after that · and he didn't figure ,n the top group in the heat or the main event. July 1988 • Flying the California flag, Jerry Whelchel had a good night in !\is fast Chenowth, winning his heat race and taking ast[.ong second in th_e'main. Du_sty nma / •

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Defending points champion Frank Arciero, Jr. nailed third in his 1600 heat, but after a strong start he faded way back in the main event. Norris Lischer came out of the eleven car pack in the Sportsman Tommy Cherry is a strong runner in Texas action, and he fin-ished second in the heat and third in the main event for local" Sportsman race cars. -main event to nab second place honors afterseven laps of dicing. Millen got past Thompson for second. Steve Millen took the checkered flag, but not without a fight from Jeff Huber whose truck was really smoking. Huber hung on in second ahead of Danny Thompson. Colorado racer Mitch Mustard is really getting into stadium racing, and he won Ivan Stewart grabbed the lead late in the first truck heat, and he stayed out his heat race and placed a fine third in the 1600 main event. front for the victory, just ahead of his Toyota teammate Steve Millen. · The first of the main events fea-tured the Stadium Super Lites, eleven tiny racers going for seven laps. Ben Aufill was on the pole with Craig Hairston next to him, and Rennie Awana and Frank Chavez were in the second row. Ron Pierce didn't make it back to the main event. Cha~ez came out of the second row to take the early lead in the first lap, chased by Awana. Bill Goshen went out on the third lap. Chavez staved in the lead Gr' :-::-:::===;;--,::.:,--:==--------------~---------------The Texas Sportsman put on some good races, and it was Bobby Kinney who flew his Chassie brand single seater to the Sportsman main event title, leading most of the way. Jeff Elrod had a perfect night of racing in his VW UltraStock, coming from behind in both the heat and the main events to win both races and the valuable points. Dusty nma More off-road races . . are won on Bil.steins than any other shock absorber, period. Ille'\. IIIM::) Bl.5'IIIN •BORN TO PERFORM"-BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional technical Information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. July 1988 Page 17

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.(\( . . .. Vince Tjelmeland had a good heat race in UltraStock competi-tion, taking second in the event, but his Nissan faltered to fourth in the main. Bob Simback finished fourth in the Sportsman heat, but lost some laps in the main with his Berrien stuck across this hydro barrier. . Bill Silbermann has the biggest UltraStock racer, his Mazda/ Raceco, but he does a good job in tight quarters, taking third in the main event. ~ -after therestart, but John Gersjes passed · him to take the lead on lap five. Ben Aufilfhit the wall in lap 6, but he tried to stay in the race. John Gersjes won the race, followed by Frank Chavez and John Hasshaw. Russ East and Rennie Awana were fourth and fifth. . Eleven Sportsmen came back for their seven lap main event. Mike Melton was on the pole, with Tommy Cherry next to him. In the second row were Bobby Kinney and Bob Simback. Sim-back got stuck on the hydro bar-rier in the first turn, but came back to racing with a little help. Melton slowed down going into the second lap, then found the power again, but dropped to third behind ~inney and Cherry. On lap 3 Melton attempted to pass Cherry, but it didn't work, but on the fourth lap he moved into second. Mike Broadway went out of th race at the same time. Mel-ton's car started smoking on lap 6,. and he was out of the race. Bobby Kinney won the race in a Chassie. Norris Lischer was second, and Tommy Cherry took third, fol-lowed by Mike Berqarco and Benny Perry. The 4 Wheel A TV main event was also seven laps. Derek Hamil-ton and Don Turk were on the Mike Melton led most of the distance in the Sportsman heat, and when it counted, taking the checkered flag first in his "Last Minute" Berrien. front row, followed by Sean Fin- Christopher Neil next to him. The ley and Donnie Wilson. Turk second row held Vince Tjelme-came out of the second spot to land and Jeff Elrod. Silbermann grab the early lead with Derek jQmped into the lead with Neil Hamilton running second. Sean right behind him. On lap 2 Elrod Finley moved into second on the charged past Neil to take over third lap, and Turk was still lead- second, and he started· making his ing. Marty Hart came up to third move on Silbermann. But Silber-on lap 4, and not much changed to mann held h_is lead through three the checkered flag. Don Turk won laps. Elrod got past Silbermann on a Yamaha, followed by Sean on lap 4. Neil also got by Silber-Finley, Suzuki, Marty Hart, mannonlap6,whenSilbermann's Honda, Donnie Banks, Honda, Mazda slowed for a moment. Jeff and Derek Hamilton, Swuki. Elrod increased his lead over the Only four came back fdr the small field and easily took the UltraStock main event. Bill Sil- main event victory. Chris Neil fin-bermann was on the pole, with ished second, Silbermann was third, and Vince Tjelmeland was fourth and last. West Coast Distributor Fifteen Unlimited Super 1600s survived to start the ten lap main event. Frank Arciero, Jr. was on. the pole with Robby Gordon next to him. In the second row were Brad Castle and Jimmy Nichols. Robby Gordon took the early lead from the green flag, but Frank Arciero was r_ight behind him. There was a good deal of 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 Mc Kenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 818/764-6438 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 28 shuffling around back in the pack for several laps, and Arciero fell back in the herd. Jerry Whelchel stormw, through the traffic to move into second behind Gordon on the eighth lap, passing Jimmy Nichols, who soon lost a couple more places. Robby Gordon won the main event in his Chenowth with no problems. Jerry Whelchel finished second, and Mitch Mus-tard took third. Brad Castle fin-ished fourth, followed by Tommy Croft and Jimmy Nichols. The penultimate battle was the UltraCross 250cc Pro Motorcy-cle main event. with 15 riders going around nine times. Dennis Hawthorne and Jim Holley were the inverted starters back in the pack this time. Scott Duplishan was on the pole with John Dauth next to him. In the second row it . was Russell Miksch and Michael Clement. Clement took the early lead, with Jeff Mabery in second. Holley came from the last row to fourth place after three laps. He then moved into third on the next · lap. Charging hard Jim Holley July 1988 Al Arciero started out strong in his Jeep Comanche, finishing third in the first heat, but he came to grief in the main event action. .. . ....-. Danny Thompson flew high and wide in his Chevy, but his best finish of the night was third in the second Grand National Sport Truck heat. Jimmy Ic o s pu Is aceco m a strong secon m t e ,rst heat, but dropped back in the main_event ro·finish sixth at the checkered. Brad ~astle stayed in the Super 1600 points battle, driving his Raceco to second in his heat and a fine fourth in the busy main event action. Dusty· nmes

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Defending points champ Jeff Huber got his Mazda up to second in the second heat, but he fell to fourth spot in the wild main event. Having a real good year in the UltraStock VW Scirocco, Chris Neil piled up points with a third in the heat race and a fine second in the main. The points champion two years age!, Tommy Croft has had problems lately, but at Houston he came out of the herd to place fifth in the main event. took over second on lap 6 and moved into the first position on the same lap, with Mabery run-ning second. "Hollywood" Jim Holley took the checkered flag on a Yamaha. Mabery got tangled up with another rider on the last lap and went down and out of second place. Finishing second was Brett Redman, Kawasaki, followed by Billy Whitley, Cagiva. Jeff Ma-bery salvaged fourth on his Yamaha, followed by Dennis Hawthorne, Kawasaki. The grand finale, as always is the ten lap main event for Grand National Sport Trucks. All eight returned with fresh body pa~els for this bash. Glenn Harris was on the pole and Danny Thompson was alongside. In the second row it was Jeff Huber and Steve Millen. When the green flag flew Glenn Harris took the lead, and Danny Thompson flipped over on his side in the first lap. But Thompson got right back into the game. Harris held the lead through four laps, followed tightly by Ivan Stewart and Steve Millen. By lap eight the Toyota battle for second place ~as decided when Steve Millen passed Ivan Stewart to take over second place.' Glenn Harris took the checkered flag first, the fourth win in the four races so far tHs season for Mazda. Steve Millen was right next to Harris at the flag, getting second place points for Toyota, and Ivan Stewart was a strong third. Jeff Huber was fourth, followed by Walker Evans. Many of the drivers said the Houston layout was the best track of all in the stadium series. They liked the extra width, the soil con-sistency, and the numerous places to pass. The only regret is that more fans didn't come out to see the spectacular racing in the Astrodome. Midway in the stadium series, the points battles are really tight. In the truck bunch Glenn Harris leads the drivers' points with 186, but Steve Millen is close with 18 1. Ivan Stewart is next at 175, fol-lowed by Jeff Huber and Rod Millen, tied at 166. Rod Millen was in Houston, expecting to race, but his entry was withdrawn. Mazda leads the Manufacturer points chase with 4 21. Toyota is next with 376, followed by Jeep, 195, Chevrolet, 109, tied with Ford , and Nissan has 40 points. Jeff Elrod has a good lead in UltraStock points with 21 4 . Vince Tjelmeland is second at 109, closely followed by Chris-topher Neil at 107. Lloyd Castle has 83 points, and Bill Silber-mann is next with 73 points. The points chase is tight for the Super 1600 drivers also. Jerry Whelchel has the lead with 143, but Brad Castle is close at 141., Dusty Times Third is· def ending champ Frank Arciero, Jr., 132, followed by Robby Gordon, 123, Jimmy Nichols, 111, Marty Coyne, 108 and Mitch Mustard, 104. Donnie Banks leads the Quad riders with 188 points, followed by Sean Finley, 164, Don Turk, 122, Marty Hart, 86, and Derek Hamilton, 72. Among the Super Lites, Russ East has the points lead in the UltraCross points, lead at 165, followed by Rory with 262. Tommy Watts is Holladay, 118, Ron Pierce, 104, second at 113, followed by Jeff Rennie Awana, 101 , and Frank Mabery,102,RickRyan,77,and Chavez, 96.Jim Holley has a huge Scott Tyler, 77 . Bullet-Proof Your VW With SUMMERS BROS.! VW STUB AXLE Machined from aircraft quality chrome nickel steel and heat-treated for a strength level many times higher than stock axles. These are the only axles In the Industry with the outer thread rolled Instead of cut, providing superior strength at the thread. 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BFGOODBICB BACING UPDATE J't!arlc JMcMillin~sqetu,ring,,, victory and the Class .1 . · -BFGoodrich Oil-Road Racing Season to Date Mint 400 1st overall and Class 1 · Mark McMillin, Chenowth-Porsche 1st in Class 8 Rob Gordon. '66 ford Pickup Mojave 250 • lst'in Class 4 Jerry McDoneld, , Chevrolet 4x4 Pickup 1st in Class 5 Hartmut Klawitter. Baja Bug 1st in Class 6 Larry Schwacofer, '57 Chevrolet 1st in Class 8 Frank Vessels, Chevrolet Pickup d thunders yin Class 4. Goldcoast 300 1st in Class 1 Mark McMillin , Chenowth-Porsche 1st in Class 5 Hartmut Klawitter, Baja Bug 1st in Class 7 4x4 Jeff MacPherson, Chevrolet S-10 Pickup • Bob Gordon takes the Class 2 checker in his new Chenowth-Chevrolet. iKIJl~'31' 1st overall and Class 2 Bob Gordon, Chenowth-Porsche Class 4 Rod Hall, Dodge 4x4 Class S Hartmut Klawitter, . BdjaBug Class 8 Steve McE:achern/' Chevrolet Pi~up BAJA BONANZA! In a word-awesome. At the SCORE Baja Internacional BFGoodrich racers left the competition choking on dust as they took the overall win and seven class victories. This marked the mid-point of an amazingly successful off-road season in which BFGoodrich has taken first overall in 3 out of 5 races. (See boxes for previous race results.) On a mean-spirited Baja course, Mark McMillin led the charge by tak-ing the overall victory and the Class 1 crown. Bob Gordon took the checker in Class 2 in his new Chenowth-Chevrolet and in Class 4, Jerry McDonald won with time to spare. Other winners were Hartmut Klawitter in Class 5, Larry Schwacofer in Class 6, Robby Gordon in Class 8 and Charlie Woodard in Class 14 . . These outstanding performances are undeniable proof of the handling and performance characteristics of BFGoodrich TIA's. See your local TIA® specialist for more details on what kind of T/A's are right for your driv-ing needs. BFGOODRICH JYA®'s WE MAKE YOUR TRUCK PERFORM™ .. _

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_ ... Bill Capatch Claims First Overall at ADRA's Second Western 150 By Daryl Drake Photos: 3-D Photography Bill Capatch had a number of firsts here, first Pro race, first race of 1988, first race for a new Toyota motor, first in Pro Class 10, and first overall in the race. Good day for Bill. Bill Capatch, in his first race of 1988 and his first ever Pro race, had it all go his way to take the Overall and Pro Class 10 wins at the Arizona Desert Racing Asso-ciation 's Second Annual "West-ern 250." Driving the Arizona Transaxle Exchange/B&K Rac-ing/Yokohama Toyota Chaparral solo and encountering no trou-bles. Ca patch covered the route in 3:55.04 to beat runner-up Stan Calvelage by nearly two minutes. May seems to have been a tough month in the off road racing world this year, with the weather THE conditions here and at the Mint such a factor. It was the day after the Mint and two week prior to the Western that we'd scouted parts of the course, and we were cold and windblown. But by the week of the race, things had really heated up and by race day, it was just plain hot! The event had originally been scheduled as a night race over a 60 to 80 mile loop near Gila Bend, but the U.S. Air Force didn't issue the necessary permits in time. So A.D.R.A. moved the race to Rainbow Valley, site of the 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 31 first Wes tern two years ago. Inev-itable silting would make the area unsafe for night racing, so the Pros were slated for an early morning start, with the Sports-men and Beginners running in the late afternoon. The course was to be 65 miles in length. On our reconnaissance run, we'd noted the first part of the route was going to be plenty tricky, with flat out roads instantly disintegrating into first gear trails as the course wound through the Buckeye hills. With my map reading techniques, the roughness of the terrain and a lumbering Land Cruiser wagon along for the ride, we didn't see much else of the course. Usually my A.D.R.A. course scouting is done on a motorcycle, so looking over the hood of a VW Thing gave me a whole new perspective. My overriding thought was: They race through this? The rest of the course wound through Rainbow Valley and featured a lot of real fast washes and powerlines. But the weather changed things considerably when it got hot. Marking crews were faced with heat exhaustion as they worked to try and lay out the route. Phil Auernheimer's eleventh hour herculean efforts resulted in the Pros getting off the line at about 11 a.m. - for a race of 164 miles, four laps over a route now short-ened to 41 miles. Keeping their helmets in the cooler 'ti! the last possible moment and drenching them-selves in· ice water, the racers left in this class order: 1, 10, 2, 4, 8, 1-2-1600, Challenger and 5-1600. Your reporter was.melting as the race started. The tempera-ture was at least 105° in the shade, and there wasn't any shade. First off was Jim Travis in a Porsche-Chaparral, but racing with the number 13 must have been bad luck as he had a fire and was out on the first lap, singeing his fingers in the process. Also out early was Ross Whitmoyer after a July 1988 Dan Foddrill and Nels Dutton had some electrical trouble, but put the Chaparral into the lead on the final lap to win Pro Class 1. course correction resulted in ditch-itis and driveline woes. And Pete Sohren was a "Did Not Start," losing his motor on the jetting loop. Blythe, California's Kirk Kon-tilis held the lead on time in a F.A.T. engined Badenoch's, while Dan Foddrill held the lead on the road but was 26 seconds in arrears. Texan Rick Vasquez was third but 40 minutes back with various woes. Foddrill ran into electrical troubles on the next lap after moving into the lead on time and fell back almost seven minutes, replacing a coil and some wiring. Kontilis continued to run consis-tently solo while Nels Dutton took over for Foddrill, charging hard, and at the end of lap three, just 15 seconds separated the pair. Dutton put 10 minutes on Kontilis during the final lap to give the Finney/ Foddrill team's Trick Fuel/Fly-N-Hi/ Pat Hughes Performance/ Y okohama/F .A. T. Performance/Mid-Valley Engi-neering Porsche-Chaparral its second Pro 1 victory in this year's series. A time of 4:02:27 put the car in at third overall. Kontilis was in 10:20 later for second Pro 1, fourth 0 / A. Vasquez was a DNF after a five hour effort. "I didn't like this course• too much," smiled Foddrill. "Too many ditches, rocks and fences. But we had a good time and really enjoyed racing with Kirk. Hope he and some more Californians make it to Flagstaff in July." A fitting 10 entries started in Pro 10, with seven making one circuit. Ed Beard was out front with a 21 second margin on Stan Calvelage, the John Gardner/ Dave Hubbard team was next another 20 seconds back. Lee Alderman was fourth just eight seconds back and Bill Capatch fifth, two minutes slower. But Capatch stood on it for lap two and moved into second, four minutes behind Beard, who had run the event's fastest lap, a 55:55. Calvelage was third, 21 seconds behind Capatch now and Gardner /Hubbard were fourth. Dan Spencer had taken over fifth. A rear flat ruined Beard's day on lap three. Carrying no spare, Beard ran on, had the tire come off the rim and become intimate with the brake caliper, and then he took 3: 15:39 to finish the lap. By that time, Ca patch had gone on for the win, with Calvelage a close second and Spencer a distant third. Asked about his ride in his first Pro race, Capatch replied, "It was. real good - new motor worked like a charm and car worked super. It was dusty and pretty rough - real hard to pass. But after I got around a few other cars in our class, it was clear sailing for a couple of laps." "Parts of this course were first gear - just so slow that my power steering wasn't even pumping and then hard left! hard right! big rock! hard left! hard right! You had to pick your way through the rocks and the course changed dramatically lap to lap. Pretty treacherous and silty to boot! I liked racing first here and want to thank everybody that helped me, especially the folks with water out there. I was parched!" Out of the gate in Class 2 was the team ofJerry and Jim Everett now driving the Chaparral Tan-dem that won the Overall here at the inaugural Western 150. Forty-four seconds back and looking good was Paul Nolte. Gary Anderson was just another 32 seconds behind for third, Bill Cook was fourth eight seconds later and Gary Hendricks was out, an early victim of the day. Nolte moved out front and into a 15 minute lead on lap two when Jerry Everett got high-centered on a sandbar. Cook was now third and Anderson fell way off the pace, barely finishing the lap with electrical troubles. Nolte dropped from sight on the third go-round, with driveline troubles, and Jim .... / .,,,.. .,.,. '•, .. , After a long string of DNFs in the old war horse, Jerry and Jim Everrett brought the ex Gardner/Greenlee Chaparral in for the Pro Class 2 win. Dusty nmcs

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Everett ( now driving) managed to roll the Tandem, right it and still regain first place as Cook was hav-ing problems of his own. Ander-son had started the third lap but the electrical woes resurfaced and he had to park. Everett lost his brakes on the final lap but kept it together to win Pro Class 2 at 4:30:32 to fin-ish seventh 0 / A in the Jerry Ev- . erett Construction/ Metro Acous-tics Chaparral. This was the first finish in quite a while for the Ev-eretts, and winning _the class put big grins on the father-son team. Cook persevered through brake, cooling and carburetion troubles to finish two hours 12 minutes later for second in ·class, 20th 0 /A. . A Ford Bronco along with CJ-7, CJ-6, Cherokee and Honcho .from Jeep made up Pro Class 4. And it wa·s the big truck of Jim Bell out front after lap one with Walt Laycock at the wheel. Three minutes back was Benny Hinds in the Cherokee. Jin\ Huff and his CJ-6 in thfrd; not far ahead of Sonny Favosole in his Ford. In fifth but still in the hunt was Rich Severson and his CJ-7. Laycock fell back with fencing wrapped around a wheel on lap two and Hinds moved out front for the duration, while Severson took over second. Favasole was a close third and Huff was out with front axle trouble. Favasole had his share of troubles but held on to third through lap three after the Bell Jeep burned up its fuel pump. The Honcho ended up third at the finish though; posting the class' hot lap at 59:52. . . Benny Hinds won his first A.D.R.A. Pro Class·4 race in the Randall Racing Jeep Cherokee: taking the lead on the second. lap. Frank Turben led the Pro Class 8 chargers wire to wire, had no troubl~s on course and won by six minutes in the tidy Chevrolet. -Hinds had been finished nearly hour and f6 minutes behind an hour by that time and had Turben, while McCabe parked it earned the class win and 11th after taking _six hours to run three Q I A with a time of 4:40: 16 in the laps. '' A real buggy course," BFGoodrich/ Randall Mesa Jeep- laughed Turben. "It was hard on Eagle/K.C. HiLites Cherokee. thetruckandalotofwork, but we Severson was second 27 minutes had no troubles. My apologies to back with Bell third·and Favasole Benny for the hit.Just as I nailed it fourth. Hinds had no real troubles to pass him, he slowed for a ditch · but took a hard tap from Class B's and kapow!" Frank Turben. In Pro 1-2-1600 competition, Speaking of Frank Turben, .he the Don Weiser/Jeff Webster led the Class· 8 troops throughout team earned another win with a to win with a time of 4:30:37 in strong fifth overall finish at the Arms~rong Tire/Big A Auto 4:22:53 in the T.U .F. Off Road/ Parts/ Air Comm/ } +M Race Rick'sFibercraft/ EastsideCycle/ Prep/Turben's Auto Body Chev-Gannon Grading/Chuck Ed-rolet and finished eighth O / A. wards/ Safari Landscaping Chirco Rob McCabe was six minutes Automotive T.U.F.-built. Jim back for second after lap one with Borel went out on the third lap Greg Holman third and Richard with unknown woes. Mann fourth. Bill Howard and John Imbriale was out front Larry Johnson both were out.;. again early in Pro Challenger rac-early. .·~ ing, finishing the first lap with a Holman took over second on 1:57 margin on Richard Madrid. lap two and held it to the finish, an Frank and Vic Evans were third 2 GIANT ahead ofJohn and Jack Lee, with Larry Dimmett/David Anderson, and Donovan Morrow /Bill Pier-pont, all close. But Imbriale suffered a rear suspension failure on the next lap and Madrid moved into the lead ahead of Dimmett. Morrow was now third, Ron Dalke was fourth and the Lees were fifth. Evans had flipped and was out of it as was James Bernard. Dalke and Lee changed position on lap three while the top three held on to their spots. . Dimmett gave it all it was worth on the last lap to grab the lead for the win, turning in a time of 4:27:35, good· enough for sixth overall in the Nelco Construc-tion/Dimmett Construction/Big 0 Tires/Tucson Oil/Black's . Dynamic Engines T-Mag. Madrid was second, nine minutes back but ahead of Morrow, Lee, Dalke, and George Gurule. -SUPERSTORES L O Carb■retora . TO SERVE YOU OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS All alone in Pro 5~1600, Dean Whitaker was last to start and completed three laps in the T.U.F. sedan in 5:47:28. . Your reporter was fading fast with the heat and 1'.m not really sure when the Sportsmen started but it was hot. (The summers may go quicker as we get older:, but they don't get any efisier!) Any-way, 41 entries hit the trail for just two laps, leaving in this class order: 2, 10, 1600 Ltd., 5/ 1600, 1, Challenger, 5, 1/2-1600 and 7. Setting hot lap among the Sportsmen with a 58:35, the Brown and Brown Chaparral led Sportsman 2 for the first lap. In second, just 24 seconds back, was the League/ team in another Chaparral, Doug Boel-man was third, the Sharps were ' fourth and Keith Alger was fifth . The silt was really thick now and · collisions were taking their toll. Lap~ ..... . . • ... 11· 1-Clll ~EARL'S WEBER Gii. ... ...,._ • . "9"' ·'l•-_,, . ~ PEIIII-C. IIL ~ VENOWTH ~ Dusty Times July 1988 @g ~ =r•H"r BIIIMtKn, · . LI I Pl= Page 33

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.... ' •. Jim and Gail Allison kept their Hi Jumper hopping, and they led both laps and won Sportsman Class 10 and were second overall in the race. Ed Faulkner switched classes this race, to Sportsman 1-2-1600, and he still came o·ut a winner in his old, but consistent Hi Jumper. Larry Dimmett and David Anderson brought their T-Mag into the lead on the fourth lap, and they stayed there to win the Pro Challenger honors. Dean Whitaker was the lone entry in Pro Class 5-1600, but he covered three laps before parking with the class victory and the points. Keith Jaeger was back and in fine form. The heat didn't)Jother his black Baja Bug on its way to the Sportsman Class 5 victory, the only finisher. Young Steve Cohen drove the omniously numbered 666 Brandwood two seater to victory in the Beginner 1600 Ltd. racing class. _. rwo saw the League/Travis entry sail on smoothly while the Browns lost time and fell to second. Alan League and Kini Heinrich brought the Desert Rat Racing/ Travis-Helwig lnc./People's Car Shop Chaparral in First Overall for the class win with a time of 1:58:37. They would be the only 14 entries. Close racing, marred Sportsman entry to run the dis- by collisions, marked this class' tance in less than two hours. The day. Browns were 5:30 back for Jim Allison led both laps and second ahead of Thomas Green, only slowed by 1 l seconds on lap the only other Sportsman 2 to two to win handily at second make it. overall in the Allison Automo-0 nce again, Sportsman 10 rive/Trick Fuel/Yokohama Hi boasted the biggest turnout wit~ Jumper with a time of '2:01.21. -----------..... ALFORD DISTRIBUTING CO. OF EL CENTRO, CA DISTRIBUTORS OF BUD & BUD LIGHT PRESENTS THE BUDWEISER FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM • (619) 427-5759 DESERT RACING FOR ATV'S • BUGGIES• BIKES• CARS &-TRUCKS DATE: Saturday, Augu$t 6, 1988 LOCATION: Imperial County, California · START: Bikes 6:00 A.M. • Buggies 6:00 p.m. . DIRECTIONS: · From San Oiegc>take HI east to Dunaway Road. Turn left, cross the railroad tracks and turn right on Evan Hewes Highway. Go · east 41/a miles. Tum left on Huff Road. Go north 41/, miles. Tui:n left on Wheeler RQad. Follow Wheeler Road to Start/Finish. Page 34 July 1988 Mark Mills was second, 20 min-utes back after moving up from fifth. Wally Holder was third, James Taggart fourth and the Warren/Warren te,im fifth. Only two racers showed for 1600 Ltd., and Shaun Darr won easily in his Cheatham Trucking/ Beard's SuperSeats/Kirk's Auto-motive/M&M Racing/General Tire Beard's after Jim Covey had an interminable first lap. Classes· 5-1600 and 1 had no finishers. In the Sportsman Challenger race, Chris Harris won by a wide . margin in a car backed by Arizona State Plastering, finishing 1 Och 0 / A with a time of2:32:36.John Rattier was the only ocher finisher in class, 23 minutes behind. Three Turtles tried Sportsman 5, but only Keith Jaeger finished, at a smart fourth 0 / A with a time . of 2:07:01 in the famliar black Baja, now sponsored by Tom's Equipment Transport. And Ed Faulkner was the lone finisher in Sportsman 1/2-1600, bringing the Edwin Enterprises/ Flair Advertising Hi Jumper in at fifth 0 / A with a time of 2:08: 14. Mike Taylor, the lone Sportsman 7 entry completed one l_ap in 2: 1 L 11 and went no further. By now I was cooked and beat a nasty retreat to air conditioned environs. How the Beginners made it through their one lap is a mystery to me, but of all 11 start-ers, eight finished. Omar Adams won the Overall and Unlimited trophies in the Off Road Buggy Supply O.R.B.S. sing-le seater with a time of 1:07:24. Mike Belr brought the Honcho in three minutes later for second, Bill Krug Jr. was a close third and Team Marciano was fourth well ahead of Bill Rini. Young Steve Cohen (son of Jerome) took the 1600 Ltd. win at fifth 0 / A with a time of 1 :40:42 in The Works/Cohen and Ben-nett Racing/Cohen & Cohen Inc. Brandwood. John Miles was second, four minutes slower and Tony Hooper was third after a two and a half hour lap. For the day, the Pros scored ~a 46.5% finishing ratio, in contrast to the Sportsmen's 35.9% and the Beginne-rs' 72.7%. Since the mileage was changed at the last minute and the computer pro-gram wasn't, we were unable to bring ydu the miles-per-hour averages for this race. (Sorry, chief! ) The "Western 250" sure was a test o f stamina. for man and machine, and our congrats go out to all the finishers! But our deep-est thanks go to the course workers and A.O.R.A. volunteers who made the race possible with their sweat and determination. You can bet everybody i~ really looking forward to the next event on the schedule, July's "Flagstaff Hi Country 150," and a chance to get out of the desert. See ·you there! -~ Alan League put his first off starting position ~o good use and went flag to flag to take First Overall Sportsman and Sportsman 2 wins, finishing in less than two hours. Dusty Times

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Dave Folts, from La Habra, kicks up a fine rooster tail in his Pro Jeep bodies are popular in sand drag circles, and Rocky Hensley John Burton hauls away at Glen Helen in his Pro Bracket 10 Bracket 1-3 dragster. makes a fast start in his machine. racer, and John comes from Santa Barbara to race. USA Sand. Drags .-1 Glen Helen By Elaine Jones It was a day to have plenty of suntan lotion, nose coat and lots of cold drinks. There was defi-nitely a party atmosphere in the grandstands and in fact a couple of birthdays were being cele-brated. The one vehi~le noticeably missing was the 3-Wheeler. Since the ban has gone into effect, the Sand Drag Association is follow-ing suit and they are no longer allowed to compete. The Pee Wees, always a fun bracket to watch had eleven youngsters competing and the final run off was between Tim Calva, an 8 year old from Chino aboard his Dave's Chevron/ Culva construction 100cc Yamaha ATV and Amanda Austin, 11 years old from Riverside on her Rex Transport/ High Grove Ga-rage Honda 4 Trax named Buster. The young lady got the nod with a quick but not too quick 11.953. The Pee W ee Division can not go any faster than 10 seconds or they are disqualified. There were only 8 Juniors and it was Kevin Stevenson, who lists his occupation as a student from Claremont, and his 350cc Honda Odyssey sponsored by FDS Mfg. Co. that topped Darin Price, a 15 year old student from Fountain Valley, sponsored by Mom, on a 250cc Honda Four Trax. The winning time was 7 .841. Sportsmen I had ten competi-tors who could stay within the time frame and still win. The two that did it the best and went head to head in the final runoff were Walt Palmer, an accountant from Huntington Beach and his 396 cid Buggy called "Wanna Bee" spon-sored by J&S Speed Shop and Wanna· Bee Racing, and Paul Becker, a silk screener from Lake-side, in his 458 Buick Buggy, "Sum Fun", sponsored by the Doo Dah Racing Team. If it was a contest for tricky names they would both win but since it was who was fastest the man that took home the money was Walt Palmer with a quick 3.899. George Shaffer from Anaheim, a sheet metal worker, and his VW Buggy named "Sand Toy'', got his win the easy way in Sportsman II, besting 12 when Larry Brown fouled out. Larry a construction worker from Riverside drives a 289 Ford engined Jeep called Dusty Times Photos: Ket1in Heath "fyir. Excitement" and is spon- gerot in "No Doz", a VW with an sored by Gqlden State Enter-Auto Craft 170 engine had the prises/H& W W elding and Q&R runner up honors. Keith is spon-4-Wheel Drive. The winning time sored by L&S Machine and Auto was 7.319. Craft Machine. Sportsman Ill saw Greg Hess, a There were really no losers in produce buyer from Covina, take Pro IV since there were only two his Dunemasters spons·ored competitors. Robert Watanabe, a Chevy 396 Buggy down the lane painter's assistant from Guada-in a quick 5.129 to best Rick Van lupe, took his PK Dragster 377 Ginkel, a purchasing agent from small block Chevy down the lane. Ontario, in his 327 Chevy Jeep in a neat 3.631. He is sponsored named "Gang Green 2." Rick is by Richard Ends/ Chance Auto/ sponsored by Drake Fence. These Len & Chucks Auto Body and two were the best of twelve. Charlie Davis. Runner-up was Of the 12 signed up for Sport Larry Ison from Apple Valley in IV it was Dave Newman, a cabinet "Tuff E Nuff", a trick little 150 maker , from San Dimas, in his VW Dragster put i:ogether by neat looking Model A with a 350 D.L. King. Sponsor is Ison Pipe-Chevy . called "A T earn" that got line Construction. the nod with a 6.512 when David Sparky Perry, a mechanic from Kuskie, a printing salesman from Huntington Beach, got the luck of Anaheim, fouled aboard his Arter a breakdown to win Pro V. Perry Printing 500cc Suzuki Quad. has a 145 VW Buggy with help Newman is building a blown from W alter's Buggys and AXO. alcohol, 388 Chevy for another Bill Hale, a contractor from Model A that he will campaign Canyon Lake, in his 350 Chevy later this season. Rail called "Hale Storm" was the In Sport v the winner only had breakdown victim. Hale Construc-tion / D une masters and Paul to top seven others and Troy Tackett, on his Pro Design Per-CylindaHeadsdothesponsoring. These two were the best of 10. formance Products/We-B-Jamin Bill Lefever and "Wooo Yaa" Racing 250cc Honda, was quicker with a 6.372. Troy is an ojl field went a neat 4.434 to come up the maintenance worker. Second winner in Pro VI. Lefever, p1ace went to Bill Schroeder, a involved with sales, hails from truck driver from Fontana, and Irvine and "Wooo Yaa" is span-his 500cc Hondsi sponsored by sored by The Dunemasters and SES Enterprises. Doo Daa Racing. Bill was the '85-86 Bracket Champion and '86 Pro Sport VI had the first female, Champ. Paul Becker went quick male matchup for the final go but fouled ·and couldn't even round which didn't phase winner claim runner-up honors. · Robby Locklear, a student from . Jay Shearer, a fire fighter from Lakeside. Robby was the '86-87 Riverside, fought his way through Junior Bracket Champ so a little 11 tough competitors in his Sand-thing like a lady didn't slow his rail Unltd., 2330 VW Buggy, 500ccQuaddownatall.Robbyis aptly named "E Ticket." The sponsored by Scribs MC and winning ti:me was 4.581. Rick ATC/ American Precision Silk-Van Ginkel in "Gang Green 2" screen. Laurie Linsmeier, an was runner-up. operating engineer from San Ber- Jim Gustafson, a water condi-nardino, was second in her Jeep tioner from Norco, and his 2016 with a 225 Buick engine. Her VW Buggy named "Mean. Green sponsors are Carol Brown Con-Machine I" topped David Cox, ·a struction and Don Brown Racing construction worker from Facility. , Moreno Valley, to best eight When the dust settled in the other vehicles in Pro VIII. The Pro I-II-Ill it ~as Tony Kotasek, a winning time was 4.884. Gustaf-contractor from Flinn Springs, in son is sponsored by Advanced the Flinn Springs Special, a nice Water Conditioning. Cox is no little Chevy V-8 Dragster that slouch as his credentials read went a quick 3.180. The Flinn pretty good with '85-86 Pro Springs Special is sponsored by Bracket Champ and Tri State Tony's Tractor Work/Bud's Champ, Sports Division. David Trucking<Bills Signs. Keith Lon- rides a 500cc Quad. July 19N In Pro IX, a welder from Glen-dora named Jack Weddle took his 289 Ford Jeep a fast 5. 4 28 to take advantage of a breakout by Curt Schendel and "Sand Toy." Wed-dle is · sponsored by Advanced Trans and Tapex Corporation. Eight vehicles went at it in Pro X but it came down to only two and the top dog in the matchup was Clarence Hightower of Buena Park and his 750 Honda named "The Gremlin." L&S Machine/ Santa Fe Enameling and Dad are the ones who give him help. Mike W arren from Colton was runner-up in his 454 Chevy Jeep named "Sand T urt!e." Mike was the '85 Pro Bracket Champ. He's spon-sored by O&R Four Wheel Drive and Carol Brown Construction Co. Rudy Kurtz bested David Den Hartog to win the Pro XI Class. The winning time was 5.812. David Kuskie was the'top dog in Pro XII. _ ~chard Sekigawa, who claims to .be a bum from Diamond Bar, was the runner-up on his 250cc Honda Four Trax sponsored by Trinity Racing. The winning time was 6.250. 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Guy Light and Jim Brandt were second in Production Class in the VW G Tl by just ten seconds on total time, and they finished eighth overall. Dan Lapham and Keith Waltz race into the night in the Mazda 323. and they ended up tenth overall and fifth in Production GT Rod Millen and Harry Ward had the fastest car on the rally, winning all but one stage, but the Mazda GTX was penalized back to 12th overall. Class. THE SUNRISER FOREST 400 SCCA PRO RALLY Paul Choiniere Wins His First Overall Title . , . in ~he Audi Coupe Quatro Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Paul Choiniere and John Bellefleur won the long rally in the Ohio woods by nearly two minutes margin in the Audi Coupe Quattro. It was the first SCCA Pro Rally overall win for young Paul, who may be on his way to establishing another family tradition. An enormous entry for a Pro Rally, 58 cars, started the third round of the SCCA National Pro Rally Series, the Budweiser Sun-riser 400. Staged in and around Chillicothe, Ohio, the Sunriser was a real 400 mile run, with 130 stage miles divided into 22 stages. It was cool and damp in mid April in the area, but many fans con-sider nasty weather makes the rally better. For sure the damp-ness keeps the dust down, and that may be why a whopping 48 cars finished the event. Penalties and mechanical fail-ure scrambled the point standings in Group A after this third round of the 1988 series was over. Prov-ing the. adage that the race is not always to the swiftest was the mis-fortune of the Mazda team of Rod Millen and Harry Ward. Millen's 323 GTX was first on the road and won every stage but one dur-ing the event. But, a slight "trap" in the route instructions dropped the ]0~_zda t~! 2th overall when all 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. _C~nvert 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 t~reads. 10 mm · 1. 5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. FIT YOUR OFF ROADER WITH UPGRADED AXLES AND BELLS Only $49.95 per flange on your supplied parts. MARVIN SHAW PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 29300 3RD • LAKE ELSINORE, CA 92330 . (714) 674-7365 SHIPPED BY UPS DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 36 the post rally meetings were concluded. The situation was triggered when the team apparently forgot about a late driver's bulletin. Consequently Millen and Ward failed to stop at a re-grouping con-trol, and subsequently arrived at the following start control with-out having been through the re-group to pick up new time cards. The team left the start control and returned to the re-group and picked up the proper paper work. The Mazda re-entered the start control 25 minutes late. Millen and Ward went on in the rally, but the organizers excluded the entry after the event was over. Millen protested the exclusion, and his protest was upheld by a protest committee comprised of Dan Gilliland, Joe Andreini and John Buffum. Instead of exclusion, the commit-tee levied a 15 minute penalty (25 minutes late less the free 10 min-utes provided in the rules) plus ten minutes for "failure to follow the route book." Rod Millen again_protested, stating that there is no provision in the rules for this additional ten minute penalty, and that was also upheld. So, Rod Millen received the 15 minutes late to the start control penalty, and po other appeal is planned. The penalty dropped the Mazda from being six minutes ahead-of eventual winner Paul Choiniere to finishing nine minutes behind. Others had troubles also. Lead-ing the points chase going into the Sunriser, Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge had engine trouble throughout the rally. Then, to add (conrinucJ on pa!(e 38) July 1988 Back on form in Ohio, Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini slid aroun_d very fast to claim second overall and first in Prgduction GT in the new Dodge St.el by Shadow. Canadians Jean-Paul Perusse and Martin Headland hustled their VW G Tl through the trees to third overall honors and second in Group A. Dan and Betty Gui/Ii/and had a great run in their new Dodge Shelby Shadow, finishing fourth overall and a close second in the Production GT ranks. Leaping over the street on a spectator stage, the 4WD Toy?ta Celica of Alain Bergeron and Raymond Cadieux was third in GT and fifth overall. Dusty Times

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V.O.R.R.A. Prairie City Mother's Day Special Text & Photos: Ken Vanderhoof (Focus West) Wes Elrod took back to back wins in Class 1-10in his Mirage, then won the "Dash For Cash", the final event at VORRA 's short course races. It had rained in the Sacramento area for the last few days before the race, but Mother's Day must be special because the weather was surprisingly nice on her day. The good weather also made the traction great at the Prairie City short course, and everybody enjoyed themselves. The first Sportsman moto saw Greg Nibbelink use his front row position to lead the dozen racers around the progressively trickier Prairie City first turn. As Greg began pulling out a comfortable lead, firs t time driver Jack Gardner tried to hold off a point hungry pack of talented racers including Randy Miller, Howard Rankin, and Scott Hall. At mid-moto Greg Nibbelink was driving a flawless race and had a nice lead over Scott Hall, who did very well in getting past the familiar side by side antics of Randy Miller and Howard Ran-kin. At the end of the first moto, Scott Hall was breathing down the neck ofGregNibbelink; one more lap and there might have been a lead change; so the final order was Greg Nibb~link barely over Scott Hall. Randy Miller came out in third over Howard Rankin. Jack Gardner finished fifth. Greg didn't care for the inverted start second moto, as his last row starting position was heavily pelted with dirt and rocks. One rock hit him squarely in the •-mii;I.,,-·,.--"'""'""'-""'''-"' .,, ~-,•· ,. -Scott Hall flew high to a second and a first in the Sportsman motos, and he won the overall Sportsman honors with his second moto victory. New to VORRA racing this year, the Odyssey class proved a crowd pleaser, and Scott Young claimed the Mighty-Mini victory at The Mother's Day run. Dusty nma face, so he wisely elected to retire. Meanwhile, up front Scott Hall was having fun in his single seater. Behind him was Howard Rankin and then Randy Miller, with Max Halliday in the only Baja holding off Jack Gardner. The battle of the moto was, as usual, Randy Miller and Howard Rankin. This moto had Randy trying to get past Howard, but that's no easy task, because Howard knows this track well, and if Randy is going to get by, he's going to have to use a much less desirable line. But on the seventh lap Randy got on the inside of Howard over the jump heading into the first turn and made Howard deal with the deep holes on the outside of turn one. The overall belonged to Scott Hall. Randy Miller edged out Howard Rankin for second place money, and Jack Gardner placed fourth overall and first among a quartet of first time drivers. Kevin Kroyer led a six pack of Class 2 cars into the first turn. Jockeying for position behind him were Larry Zimmerman/ Garen McCune, ToneJordan,Jeff· Elrod, Sam Berri, and Keith Robb. Lots of passing went on for the first three laps, which kept the spectators up against the fence; then an order was established that would continue to the moto's end. Jeff Elrod led from the fourth lap on, with Kevin Kroyer secur-ing second, Larry Zimmerman was third, Sam Berri a close fourth, and Keith Robb rounded out the field. In Moto 2 Keith Robb led the field with Jeff Elrod tucking into second, Kevin Kroyer was third, and Garen McCune fourth. Beginning the second lap 'Keith Robb was being pressured by Jeff Elrod and drifted out into the first turn's sinkholes and gave his pas-senger a ride that he won't soon forget. Jeff took over first and stayed there. Kevin Kroyer held second, but was being threatened by Garen McCune. Sam Berri and Tone Jordan were right there themselves waiting for an oppor-tunity for advancement. On lap . July 1988 Tim Riordan ran away with both Class 1-2-1600 motos, even though he started the second run at the back, and was the class winner on points. Jeff'Elrod changed bodies on his UltraStock from the Rose Bowl action t e night before, and then scored back to back victories in Class 2-5. Shane Hutchings is the man to beat in 4x4 action this year, and he sailed his Jeep Honcho to a pair of victories at the Prairie City meet. four, McCune bumped Kroyer overall with back to back wins. back to third and soon Sam Berri McCune/ Zimmerman's 3-2 tally and Tone Jordan got by. That gave them second place money, order stayed the same for the and Sam Berri got a hard fought duration. Jeff Elrod claimed the third. ~ N ~ X UJ > > UJ ..J ..J < > SAHARA SIRIUS SPRING M T N . :I: 1-:i 0 (/) c:i ~ CQ ~ VDO · Chenowth · S:mpson T riMil · K & N Filters - Bugpack Bilstein • Centerline - Cibie Hewland -Porsche Turbo CVs Bead Seats - Parker Pumper Yokohama Tires• Super Trapp Gem Gears -KYB Shocks Sway-A-Way Transaxle Parts Wright Place • Dura Blue Ultra Boot · Neal Products SEE PAT OR DAVE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. NEVADA PHONE ORDER HOUSE 3054 So. Valley View, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 871-4911 • (702) 871-5604 Page 37

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Garen McCune and Larry Zimmerman, here being haunted by Sam Beri, had a third and a second in Class 2-5 action, and they were second on points. Dana Van Noori, leading here, and Bill Norgrove put on a great show. and finished third and second in Class 1-2-1600, respectively, on points. Greg Nibbe/ink held off Scott Hall for the first Sportsman moto win. but on points Hall won. and Nibbe/ink retired during the second moto. Landing together here, Howard Rankin, left, 'finished third on Sportsman points, and Randy Miller nabbed the second place honors among Sportsman. The 1987 overall VORRA point champion Don German misfired on seven cylinders all day. but he gained second place points despite the problem. Heading backwards into the grass cost Keith Robb his early lead in Class 2-5. and it did some damage as he ended up sixth on points tor the day. Class 1,2,1600 had some real close competition, but it wasn't for first place because Tim Rior, clan ran away with both motos. In the early laps Ron Van Ness tried to stay with Tim but barrel rolled out of contention. Bill Norgrove never got close to Tim, but did secure second place over Dana Van Noort and Joe Gordon. Tim Riordan grabbed the lead early in the second moto from his back row start and sailed to the overall victory. This time Dana Van Noort had the advantage over Bill Norgrove and the two battled ferociously, going side by side at least a dozen times throughout the moto. The final outcome was Bill Norgrove taking the second place money. Shane Hutchings won the fairly uneventful Class 3 and 4 over Don German and Bud Tickle. Bud Sunrise, Rally (from page 3 6) to their difficulties, they lost a gear in the Subaru's transmission. They changed the transmission midway in the event, but they were never· able to solve the engine problem, and eventually finished 15th overall and fifth in Group A. Navigational woes also caught Bill Holmes and Jim Rogers, who got the big Ford pickup home second overall at the Happy Trails. Their stage times in Ohio would have placed them ninth overall and second in Open Class. But, they checked into a control ten minutes early and ended up 27th overall and fourth in class. So, Paul Choiniere and John Bellefleur won the damp romp in the Ohio woods, having won one stage and tied Millen on another. 930 CV COOLERS Page 38 Dissipating the heat build up in your 930 C\s can be a big problem in all types of off roa.d 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 Tickle didn't have front wheel drive so he fishtailed his way around the course. Don German's Jeep wasn't running on all eight cylinders, so Shane earned a fairly easy paycheck. The combined Classes 1 and 10 were a W es Elrod show. Don Miguel scored 2,2 for second. Don could have been in conten, tion if a higher percentage of his shifts found their home. The Audi Coupe Quattro won overall and in Group A with a 1 :45 margin over second place. It is the first National Pro Rally overall victory for the young driver from Vermont. John,Paul Perusse and Martin Headland got their VW GTI in for second in Group A and third overall, 3:39 out of the victory. But, home second overall it was Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini, and it was the econd Production GT victory in a row for this team in the new Dodge Shelby Shadow. Shepherd won 13 stages, finally getting away from the tight com, petition in this class. Dan and Betty Gilliland, in another Dodge Shelby Shadow, kept Shepherd· honest all night, finishing fourth overall, s~cond in Production GT, just 4½ minutes behind the class winner. Canadians Alain Ber, geron and Raymond Cadieux had their Toyota Celica 4WD very close, finishing merely six seconds behind the Gillilands for third in The "Dash for Cash" had ten vehicles from five classes show up for the winner take all $275.00. Wes Elrod drew the pole position and ignored the competition as he jumped out front and stayed there. Tim Riordan, who started near the back of the pack, wasted no time in moving up to second before the start of the second lap. Scott Hall also moved up well, but Wei- had the track dialed in and took the money. A nice addition to the V.O.R.R.A. format this year is the Odyssey (Mighty,Mini) class where Scott Young claimed the victory over the consistent David Tieken. Ed Moore's first moto win didn't matter after his buggy died in Moto 2. The next V.O.R.R.A. short course is scheduled for July 16th. • Check "Happenings." Despite going a little wide through the woods, Bruno Kreibich and Clark B'(f!.d drove the Audi Quattro to the Open Class win, and were sixth overall. Production GT and fifth overall. in Production Sedans. Going into The Group B Audi Quattro of the Sunriser rally, Guy Light and Bruno Kreibich and Clark Bond Niall Leslie were tied on driver's took sixth overall and first in points in this class for the lead. Open Class. They were just They stayed close together most another seven seconds back on of the rally in Ohio also. Guy time. Light and Jim Brandt won the Next came the super tight battle majority of the stages in class, 131 but Niall Leslie and Brian Max, well were usually o nly a few seconds off the pace. At the fin, ish, Leslie won the class and was seventh overall in the Toyota Corolla GTS. Only ten seconds back on total time, Light and Brandt were eighth overall in their Volkswagen GTI. Third place in Production went to Nelson Shep, ard and Tom Burgess in another VW GTI, back in 14th overall. Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell won the close battle in Production Class, driving the Toyota Corolla to the win and seventh overall, and Leslie now leads on class points. Rounding out the top ten, John Daubenmeir and George Bittner were ninth in a Dodge Shelby Charger. In tenth overall it was David Lapham and Keith Walt: in a Mazda 323. The two teams were also fourth and fifth in the Pro, duction GT ranks. July 19N Dusty nmcs

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The Losers By Judy Smith get unstuck. Then, still before T res Hermanos, they must have overrevved the engine, because it began to run sour. They stopped The Baja Internacional marks the beginning of the end of the 1988 season, as there are now just three races left in the series. It put a dramatic finish to some racers' efforts, but others just plain pooped out. Like the Class 10 car of Brad Person and Tony Kujala, winners at the Mint, who got to the inter ection at Ojos Negros sounding unwell. They futzed around with it a while, but appar-ently couldn't solve the problem, and had the car trailered by about 9 a.m. Or like Willie Melancon, in Class 1-2-1600, who was in the midst of heavy traffic in his own class, and got hit from behind at just the right point to take off, not only the valve cover, but half of the valve train along with it, and that was all for Willie. And the Cook brothers, in Class 5-1600, who were reported to have replaced some spark plugs and re-set their timing, and then disappeared off the face of the earth. But John Gable went out in a more dramatic fashion, when he hit a hole or a dip on the fast road along the Pacific beach. He rolled his nice new truck over several times, and that was as far as he got. Ron Carter broke a spindle off on the way up to Mike's Sky Ranch, to put an end to his Class 10 race. But he had {un coming down out of Mike's on three wheels, although he couldn't say the same for his passenger, who wanted to get out and walk. Walter Prince lost his engine on Diablo Dry Lake, and then, after radioing for help and sitting for a while, he found that it would run. So he radioed that the pit crew could stay put, and he'd head across Diablo and on to San Felipe. Hours later we heard the radio relay teams trying to find a pit to tell that Walter was stuck a couple of miles past the alfalfa fields. Apparently the motor didn't quite make it. I van Stewart had a new Toyota "truck" for this race, so new that it hadn't made it through contin-gency, arriving in Ensenada some time after midnight. It has a lower profile than the old one, and a quieter muffler, and Ivan sits in the middle, just as in a buggy. And it's fast! Ivan had the Class 1 lead at the midway point of the race, and headed down to the San Felipe side looking good. But he broke a c.v. down there, and the c. v. took out a brake rotor, for which they had no spare. So Ivan was out. Mike Lund and Buzz Combe got part way up to Mike's and then lost the transmission in their Chenowth two seater. They reported that they weren't doing . anything special, just motoring along, when it went. Frank Ves-sels looked good in his Class 8 for a while, but lost his motor. John Randall, who looked really fast in his Jeep, later rolled it to end his race.Jim Fishback,Jr. got as far as Santo Tomas, where he discov-ered that he'd lost his alternator, and his battery was already dead. Jim says he now has this desert racing "figured out .. .if you want to drive, you have to start the race." Bill Church lost the ignition on his four-valve motor, and Dusty nmcs switched to a stock distributor. several times to try to fix it, and But then he blew a coil. He were down to first and second replaced it with another, but lost gear by the time they got to their that too, and he never even got to pit at Santo Tomas. There they Check One. discovered that the problem was a Jim Loggins rolled his 1-2-1600 broken push rod and several bent car while coming down from ones, and their crew hustled to fix Mike's, and then lost his motor things. on Diab lo. Craig Watkins and By the time they got going again Greg Aronson were out before they were almost last. They went the race started when their chase on, trying to get a finish, until truck broke. They figured they down along the beach, they felt didn't want to try it without that something slip, and discovered additional help. And Don Roun-that they had a broken axle. They tree met Gary Schnekenburger at were in an area that blocked radio the salvage yard on the highway communications, so they sent a just out of Ensenada, when Gary message out with Curt LeDuc radioed that he had a problem. It when he went by, but it still took turned out to be some kind of over four hours for their crew to engine trouble that Tree couldn't get to them. By the time they were fix, so they parked their repaired it was 7 p.m., and they Challenger. still hadn't got to Camalu. So they Michael Gaughan had a rough decided it was time to park it. day in his two seater. He's Mike Falkosky, in a 7S, had a reported to have stuck it in a hole fairly good time of it, with his on the way to Santo Thomas, and truck working perfectly all the then later, on the way up to way around to San Felipe, and Mike's, he put the car on its lid. even in the whoopies along the Luckily for him, along came Rob beach. Then, after making it up MacCachren, in his Class 7S Jeep, through the sand, and back onto who is sponsored in part by Mike. the pavement, the motor started It seems prudent not to drive past to make noise. But they were near the sponsor while his car sits on their pit and didn't think much of its head, so Rob stopped to see if it. They pulled in, got a load of he could help. With the four of fuel and a cold drink, and then them working at it, they couldn't asked someone to check the right the car, so they finally tied a motor because it didn't sound rope to it and pulled it back on its quite right. And while it sat there, wheels with the Jeep. But Mike idling, it locked up. So Mike never did get the car to the finish pushed the truck across the high-line. way and tore things apart, and Mike and Morley Williams discovered that a valve had were running well in the 1-2-1600 dropped inside the motor and class, but lost their motor shortly done all kinds of nasty things to it, after leaving 3 Poles. And Peter including chewing up a piston and McCowen, in the same class, cracking the block. He had lined rolled into a hole on the way to up a friend who was willing to let Santo Tomas. He got out of that him borrow his heads from his pit and went on, only to break a tie · truck, but it was all pointless after rod on the way up to Mike's. seeing the piston. Then, his motor blew, to put an The biggest Loser of the day of end to his day. course, was John Dyck, from Roy Taylor, in a 5-1600, had Arizona, who races in Class 4, in a not pre-run the part of the course Jeep. He was running third as he from Ojos to Santo Tomas. He went through San Matias, east-had heard that it was just a good ward, and was charging hard gravel road. So, he missed a turn, down the pavement. There was a right near the beginning, and lot of traffic there aff day, and slid right through the barbed John came up on an old Ford Fal-wire gate. Roy said, "It was just con that was heading the same like in the movies! I've always way he was. Now, in general, the wanted to do that, but never had local folk are courteous and will the guts." He just kept right on pull over to the side to let the race going, and headed back onto the cars go by. And this car did move course through the fence. But his over to the right as John neared, race came to an early end before so he swung a bit wide, to go he got to Santo Tomas when he around him, only to see the car broke a torsion bar. Roy jammed begin to pull a wide U-turn in a rock in on top of the spring front of him, without ever bother-plate, to hold things sort of ing to look back. John swung together, and made it back to the wider, but the Falcon kept mov-highway. He figured he'd surely ing in front of him, and ulti-find a stock VW somewhere that mately, he hit it. He could not run he couldtakeatorsionbaroutof, off the 'pavement to miss it so he could go on with the race. because there were pits full of But there weren't any (they've people right there, and he knew probably all been made into Class he'd hit them, so he slammed on 11 s) and Roy was out for the day. his brakes and hoped for the best. Duane Smith's Challenger The car was pushed into th~ area twisted an axle off, and Tom Mal-of the pits as it was, and a couple loy, also in a Challenger, sucked a of people were swept along with valve, to be out before Check 2. it. Russ and Luke Jones, racing in There was an immediate Baja for only the second time, got scramble to get first aid, to radio their Class 7 truck to the first for help, and to call for doctors. checkpoint all right, and then Several people were injured, all began to have a bunch of troubles. Mexican nationals. A couple had For one thing, the carburetor float broken bones, but no one had was sticking and somewhere after died, and no one was in danger of Ojos Negros it blubbered at just dying, though, of course, the peo-the wrong time, and they found pie there couldn't be sure of that themselves high-centered in the at the time. Everyone simply went silt. It took al;,out 45 minutes to about the business of getting med-July 1988 ical help. John and his co-driver were o.k., but John had hurt his . neck, and went back to his pit to lie down for a while, while qis pit people and others tende_d to be injured. The ESPN helicopter was volunteered to take at least one injured person to San Felipe, and an ambulance did show up, as did three or four doctors, rousted out of the various pits in the area. The Federales showed up in force, with at least four cars mak-ing many trips back and fourth through the pit area for some time. They wanted to arrest John, but his crew didn't know where he was. Then they told the crew that they would need $ 1000. in order to keep John from having to go to jail. But no one had the money, so they didn't make any effort to pay it, and John wasn't there in any case. Then the Fed-erales arrested a member of]ohn's pit crew, since John wasn't there, and threatened to cart him off to jail. His crew was told that pay-ment of$250. would be needed to keep the fellow free. Somewhere along in here, John has come back from his pit to see what was going on. He'd heard that the police were looking for him, and planned to let them arrest him and take him to San Felipe. But when he got to the site of the accident and saw at least one Federale drinking beer, and simultaneously handling a gun, John decided to quietly slip away back to his motorhome. As soon as he and his friends had gathered up $250. to bail out his pit crew person, John and his co-driver took off for Ensenada to find some SCORE officials. There had been none in the San Matias area. John had asked his friend, the one who'd been arrested, to stay with the truck, and to report back to him about its fate. So that young man went along with the police and the tow truck, to San Felipe. Over in San Felipe the Fed-erales took the race truck to the impound, which turned out to be someone's back yard, and parked it. Now, the pit person, who wanted to let John know what was happening, took John's helmet and went to the truck to plug it in so he could use the radio to send a message. The Federates, seeing him do this, apparently thought he planned to try to drive the truck away ( with the front end all smashed) or something, and they jumped him. He was still mad about the whole situation, and particularly about being arrested, so he struck out. It was a brief scuffle, and didn't amount to much, and John's friend accepts his share of the blame for it, but it was the basis for the rumor that the Federales had beaten someone up. In the meantime, John was in Ensenada, telling the SCORE officials what had happened, and they began going through the rou-tine to get things straightened out. John left Baja early, and on his lawyer's advice, will not be going back until he's really certain what's going on. But he still does not have his race truck at this writ-ing, and does not yet know when he will have it, though SCORE officials and Mexican officials have told him it will be released. He has been told that these things take time. 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:::;,. Yves Lou bet and Jean-Bernard Vieu won 22 of the 30 stages, but car trouble dropped their Lancia lntegrale to second late in the event. Last year the victory went to the BMW M3 team, but this round Francois Chatriot and Michel Perin were the quickest Bimmers, fourth overall. Kenneth Eriksson and Peter Diekmann made an impressive debut with sixth place for the new Toyota Celica 2000 GT four wheel drive rally car. • Jlnd TOUR DE CORSE RALLY Ford Wins At Last! Text & Photos: Martin Holmes ....... ~ Didier Auriol and Bernard Occelli broke Lancia's long victory streak in Corsica, winning overall and in Group A in the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, the first World Rally win for the model. Eighteen months after first appearing on a World Champion Rally, Ford won with their Sierra RS Cosworth. Didier Auriol took over the lead on his home event after fellow Frenchman Yves Loubet had gear selector trouble with his Lancia Delta lntegrale. 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However, quite the fastest car on the event was Loubet's Lancia. Bruno Saby lost consider-able time because of a puncture and general unhappiness with his Lancia, while Auriol's teammate Carlos Sainz suffered considera-ble delays with turbocharger trouble. Last year's winning team, BMW, were badly delayed, Ber-nard Beguin through going off the road on the last morning, and Francois Chatriot with punctures and an electrical fault, while Marc Duez retired in a crash. The rally was won at an all time record speed, and was the first time that Group A cars have proved faster than the old Group B Supercars. The challenge of the Tour de Corse is like that of no other World Championship event. Only once in its history has the event ever been won by a four wheel drive car, and even these days the all asphalt stages present special demands to which total traction cars are not well suited. Notwithstanding this, it was diffi-cult to conceive a defeat for Lan-cia. If the Italian high technology car was capable of winning in Kimya, it seemed assured they would achieve their objective of being unbeaten for a whole year. July 1988 Cors-ka 1987 was the last time a works Lancia had taken part in a World Championship Rally and failed to win. Their main opposi, tion had to be Ford and BMW, both rear drive cars which regu, larly compete on the national French championship, run over asphalt roads not very different to those in Corsica.-Maybe Corsica was bumpier in places and cer, tainly there were many unex, pected patches of gravel or sand washed down from the hills by rain. Teams arranged for gravel, note crews, similar to the ice-note crews at Monte Carlo. Toyota had Bjorn Waldegard and BMW had Patrick Snyers for this work. There was serious rivalry between the Ford and BMW camps, much of which spills over from the Group A circuit racing activities. Ford personnel cast doubts at the German cars, claim, ing them to be illegal, and BMW in turn were very upset at the freedom given to Ford by FISA to run the same width tires as last year when BMW had to have nar-rower ones. Gone at last is com-ment about the Cosworth's power outputs, and FISA's arbi-trary 300 bhp limit. FISA are no longer concerned about this. But, it now seems that the freedom of engine management computers in Group N means that the Group N Cosworths were p roducing almost as much power as the Group A cars. . The debut of the Toyota four wheel drive cars was the other highlight of the event. In no way were these Celicas expected to be competitive. The team admitted they could not produce light-weight specials specifically for Corsica at the same time as pre-paring for the Acropolis, but this was a major test for their Xtrac central differential locking sys-tem. This was the first time a rally car had used this new-generation facility, and asphalt presented special demands. The all asphalt terrain has always made Corsica an interest-ing and more open event for Group N cars. Once again it was expected to be a three cornered battle, Ford and Lancia this time vying with Renault. The proud French manufacturer which 12 times had powered the winning drivers at the Tour de Corse were completely absent from the pre-mier formula. Every single Renault in the start list was entered in Group N, and virtually all were the nimble 5 GT Turbos, ideal for the twisty and less moun-tainous sections on the island, but there were also two 21 Turbos. The whole event had been moved forward by one day because of the French Presidential elections, and then one day earlier still, on the Tuesday afternoon, there was o'ne short section on a mountain road just outside Ajac, cio. Queries as to whether or not the lntegrale would work well were soon settled; Saby. was quickest and Loubet was second. The BMW s of Beguin and Chat-' riot were next, then came the two works Fords of Auriol and Sainz. With crews returning to their hotels still looking fresh and with less than two minutes of competi, tion to talk of all the day, this was the quiet before the storm. The next day things were to start in earnest, and immediately the story of the rally became obvious. Only two drivers were to count, Auriol in the Ford Sierra RS Coswroth and Loubet in the Lancia. All through Wednesday, nobody else stood a chance, and the French driven BMWs fought to take the third best times. S:;by immediately lost the_ lead being unhappy with the brake balance, and dropped to sixth. Marc Duez was also unhappy, having stopped to change a flat, and then spent 15 minutes trying to restart the engine. " I will carry on, it will make good testing." Unfortu-nately he was due for testing of a form he had not anticipated, his BMW going off the road later on and almost toppling down to a valley below. Jacques Panciaticci retired with engine trouble, and Gema Racmg ordered the other Alfa of Paul Rouby to restrict his engine to 6000 rpm. Sainz went off the road on the third stage and had a punc-ture, while Loubet dropped a tew seconds when his seat mounting worked loose. After stage 3 Loubet a:1d Auriol were equal leaders, but then Lou bet was ahead for the rest of the day. He was trying as hard as he could to build up a buffer, even spinning as he crossed the finish line on stage 5. The BMWs were finding the abrasive surfaces difficult for their Pirellis and wondered if rain on the east coast meant there would be wet stages in the center of the island, as hap-pened last year. In fact rain did fall but didn't create the same upsets this time, though Chatriot lost three minutes when he had m electrical failure on a road secticn. On stage 6 Saby fell from fourth to seventh having a fiat after going off the road and char.g, ing the wheel. Sainz, lying sixth, then had turbocharger failure close to where Stig Blofnqvist had the same trouble last year, and :1e gradually lost time before it could be fixed and fell to 15th. As the rally headed north 6e weather got blacker and blacker, but nobody could challenge the two young Frt>nchmen. The BMW s were third and fourth and (,onrinucJ on page 4:z) Dusty nmcs

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Rhinehart Takes the Win at a S099y Miller Off Road wire to wire. Kathy Fay and Joel Klei n in their J.T. Industries/ Engine Machine Serivce Bug were content to follow them home. Mario Panagiolopoulas and his partner Cameron Coatney had to work a little harder as they had Billy Bunch in his Class 7 truck to pass before they could get into the fight. It took half the race for the Care Equipment/Tony the Greek VW to get around Bunch and the distance to be made up was too great. picking up all the threes. The Odysseys had the toughest bunch of racers.and the most will-ing not to let the elements keep them from racing. With 19 hardy souls churning up the mud there was some crazy racing. Billy Bunch, not to break from the days trend, went out on top and never looked back in the first moto. Frank Chavez in his Cal Bumper/ 2001 Racing car was out second but it was short lived as John Gersjes in his A&G Tractor/ Leckich Honda had other plans and getting closer to the front was one of them. Rory Holladay sponsored by HRD Racing was on the move coming from eighth to third in three laps. Holladay, as is widely known, has one of the fast-est cars going and he proved it Sunday. They finished in that order. Challense By Elaine Jones In the second moto it was again Randall out in front and wire to wire. This time giving chase was David Hendrickson and T erri McTsggart in their Country Tire Service/ Race Ready VW and Fay and Klein rounded out the field in third. Kathy was to go no more than one lap before she was side-lined with problems. Darrel Wig-gins was more than happy to take over third, and one lap later had second handed to him when Hen-drickson went out. His luck stopped there and he had to settle for second. In spite of breaking down Hendrickson went enough laps to claim third. Bunch again got the hole shot in the second moto and again went wire to wire, Holladay locked in behind him, content to stay in second place. Ron Pierce and his Accessories Plus/Klemm Re-search Honda also followed suit, also content to save it for the Main. Randy Rhinehart, leading Kent Castle here, ran strong all day and won the Class 10 main event, and Castle finished third in the main, also running up front all day. Wiggins broke on top at the start of the Main followed by Randall and Hendrickson. On the third lap Hendrickson made an effective pass, took over the lead and didn't have to worry about Wiggins who was done for the day. Panagiolopoulos moved into second as he took advantage of Randall's zig when he should have zagged mistake and they finished in that order. In the Main, Bunch again broke out on top and looked on his way to the win. Holladay was right on his tail and pushing with Gersjes third and Bill Goshon in his Klemm Research/ Briggsbuilt car in fourth. On the fourth lap ev-erything came undone as Holla-day went out with mechanical failure and Gersjes went from third to first surprising everyone The two things no one had to two, three at this time with Arras worry about at Glen Helen last still holding in fourth. As they April was dust and sunburn. In started to lap slower cars it fact the water trucks never moved appeared Brad Castle was having as Mother Nature provided liquid problems and he began losing sunshine all day long and it was positions. On the white flag lap still coming down when everyone Arras made a last ditch attempt to was on their way home. At least get by Kent Castle and came away no one suffered a major sunburn with the second in a close one that or even a minor one. saw Rhinehart the winner and The first moto of Class 10 saw Kent Castle third. Brad Castle in his North American In the 1-2-1600 Class it was Raceco/Fat Performance VW "Steve Bishop Day" as he came run away and hide from the rest of up with the hat trick in spite of the the field. Randy Rhinehart in his very slippery course. It was follow Ron Carter /KYB/BFG VW the leader the first moto with appeared to have second place Steve's Bishop's Off Road VW locked up, but didn't count on a · leading the way followed by Andy white flag pass by Kent Castle Anderson and John Grossina in making a nice finish for the ' their Foreign Unltd. VW, and brothers. Carlos Zuniga in his Zuniga's The second moto was lined up Auto Body VW in third. In the by the finish in the first moto and second Moto it was again Bishop again it was Brad Castle out with a leading the way and Anderson in commanding lead and no chal- second with Keith Pearson in his lenge. Eric Arras in his McDon-Fabrications VW in third. This ald's sponsored VW tried to dice time it was Pearson that threw the it up but was caught in a Castle wrench in the works by making a sandwich with Kent rounding out pa.,s on Anderson on the second the field in the third. lap. Anderson's troubles were The Main looked to have the just beginning as Mike Goodbody same cast of characters but a mix- was close enough to shake hands em up in the first turn saw Brad with and one lap later he got by to Castle break loose first with take over third. Before it was all Rhinehart second and Kent Castle over Anderson was to lose one third, with Arras a close fourth. more position to Rick Boyer in Things stayed pretty much status his JB Auto Body/ Funco VW. quo until the fifth lap when The Main event was again Rhinehart foun:d the hole he was Bishop all the way with Good-looking for and moved into the body out in second and Zuniga lead. Brad and Kent were running challenging and Anderson defi-Steve Bishop scored a perfect mark in Class 1-2-1600, as he led both heats and the main event wire to wire in the mud and won all the marbles. Dusty nma nitely in the hunt. On the fifth lap Zuniga found the hole he was looking for and moved into second. Unfortunately the race had two more laps to go and Goodbody was not about to roll over and he came fighting back to reclaim his second spot and An-derson cashed in on the good for-tune to take the third from Zuniga. The 5-1600 Class, which had a handful just navigating the gnar-ley Glen Helen course, had a dou-ble whammy with the addition of the rain. Jeffrey and Roxanne Randall had the right combina-tion of everything as they went The Challenger Class was probably the most consistent of the day with Jack Millerd in his West Engine VW picking up three ones followed by Brian Maginnis and his partner Robt>rt Van Lingen in a Doug Davenport Racing Inc. 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Brad Castle won both Class 10 heat races, and his Raceco Nas lead,ng the main event until he bagged a flat tire and dropped bc1ck in the pack. Andy Anderson usually does well in Class 1-2-1600, and he did in the rain also, eventually finishing third in the busy main event action. ~ move around on. Dave McDowell and Ramsey Harris read the starter the best and took the lead followed very closely by Pete and Scott Whitney on their Kal Gard/O'Neal Honda. Dam-ron Duckett and Rick Ferguson on their Canyon Cycle Honda had third. At the half way point the Whitney's did what they do best and that is take over the lead and hold it to the finish. McDowell/ Harris were second and Duckett/ Ferguson kept third. By the second moto things were starting to get rather sloppy on the track but the sidehackers are a hardy breed and it didn't deter them at all. Off the line it was Cliff Tolley and Mark Fowler on a Burnett Tool and Die sponsored Yamaha, but that only lasted a lap before Duckett/Ferguson took over and ran away from the field. McDowell/ Harris and the Whit-neys added insult to injury· to T al-ley and Fowler when both teams passed them on the same lap. The Whitneys did it one more time on the white flag lap to take second behind Duckett/Ferguson and ahead of McDowell and Harris. The Main event was like Steve Martin, a wild and crazy thing. This time two new faces were in the lead. Ron and Larry Brankov on their Klotz/8.C. Construction Yamaha were going away with Ralph Whitney and Paul Stimson in second and Duckett/ Ferguson third. The Whitney Brothers were on the move and on the third lap were knocking on the door for the lead and it was opened wide letting both the Whitneys and Duckett/Ferguson through. It looked to be all over but the shouting, but the drama was yet to come. As the Whitney's came across the finish line to take the white flag they crashed and could only watch as everyone went by. They didn't give up but the dis-tance was too great and the best they could do was fourth. Duck-ett and Ferguson picked up all the marbles with the Brankovs second and Whitney and Stimson third. There were whole bunches of 4-Wheel ATVs who just couldn't wait to eat mud. It was definitely an added incentive to be in front or very close to it if you wanted to see or be seen by the end of the race. Andrew Buck on his FMF / The Odyssey racers always provide a good show, and 19 did their act in the soggy weather. Here Ron Pierce leads Frank Chavez and John Gersjes around the back turn. Shoei Honda was neat and clean at going away with hot dog Sean Fin-the finish as he went wire to wire ley on his Klemm Research/JT / in Mota I. John Hemme on his Maxima Suzuki not on his tail, Sports Rider / PEP Honda also Finley was hungry as he had come looked pretty decent as he locked from way off in the first moto to in behind Buck for second. Third finish fourth and was not to be was up for grabs and four riders denied as he made his winning fought very hard for it. Richard pass on the last lap. Third again Worley and his TO Racing Suzuki was the hard fought spot with had it for two laps and then Brian Herman holding on for four laps Fry on his Maxima/ AXO/ Gray- only to have Mark Ehrhardt on don Honda took over for two laps his Bill's Pipes/O'Neal Honda do before Paul Herman on his John unto him as he had done in the Burr Honda took his shot at it. first moto. The fight was out of With the average run in the third everybody by Main event time as place spot two laps, Herman's it was one, two, three from start to timing was perfect and it was his. finish with Hemme leading the The second moto had Hemme way followed by Finley and Buck. Hordes of spectators watch Paul Rouby/Jean-Louis Martin make a wild turn en route to eighth place. It was the WCR debut of the Alfa Romeo 75 V-6 3 liter. It was a tight fight in Group N, and the Renault 5 Turbo of Alain and Sylvie Oreille took second, tenth overall, by a mere 45 seconds. The Corsican team of L. Poggi and J-P Chiaroni won the 1300cc Group A class and placed 11th overall in the Citroen AX Sport. Tour De Course Rally surprise! The T oyotas of J uha Kankkunen and Kenneth Eriks-son were fifth and sixth. They had little trouble to report, and their drivers were using every moment to gain more experience for the team. In Group N the little Renault 5 GT Turbo of Alain Or<!ille was staying ahead of the i rra RS Cosworth of Baroni, while the Citroen AX Sports were heading the Skodas in the 1300cc cat gory. Loubet's luck ran out on the fin,t stage of the third section the n t morning. He dropped eight mh utes when a part of the gear lir .age failed, and this put the overnight leader back to seventh. Auriol was now secure. His near-est challenger was Beguin, nearly three minutes behind, and last year's winner seemed content to wait for misfortune ahead. Auriol was lucky, however, as he chose the very end of the first stage for an accident. He still made best time, but he damaged the rear suspension and spent three stages suffering bad handling. Saby was still miserable, this time unhappy with his tires, while Loubet seemed resolved if nothing else. "After losing all that time I've got nothing to lose. Watch out!" Sai-nz was having an axle C feting Ford's day of glory, Cesar Baroni and Michel Rousseau won G ' N and were ninth overall in the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. F 2 42 changed, complaining his first one was noisy, but he was catching up fast. By stage 12 he was ninth, despite having to overtake the Group N Sierra of Baroni on every stage. Chatriot lost two minutes on stage 15 with a flat, and his ill fortune, together with that ofLoubet, meant momentar-ily Kankkunen's Toyota was lying third overall. Saby was now smil-ing. His handling trouble had been cured by fitting tires used for pre-rally testing, instead of the latest Michelin rubber. The Lancias were the two quickest cars on the stages now, picking up positions. Lou bet's progress was hampered on stage 16 by a detached turbo pipe, but from stage 1 7 until the halt at Calvi he was quickest overall. That night the Lancias were third and fourth, and apart from the five stages won by Auriol, all the rest had gone the way of the Integrales. The Toyota team had a bad shock when Eriksson radioed from the end of stage 20 that his car was immobile. A mechanic waiting a mile down the road in an emergency support car was des-patched on foot with the neces-sary shaft, and eventually he was on his way, but now the Toyotas were only lying fifth and eighth. Chatriot lost even more time with a stop to change another flat on a stage, and dropped behind the Deltas as well as Kankkunen. Auriol was easing his pace, con-July 1988 tent to be 2.23 ahead of Beguin. The Sierras apart, this was becom-ing quite an event for the French with every class except one being led by French cars, but Oreille's lead in Group N was under threat. As the weather got warmer, the tires on the little 5 GT Turbo could not hold the road as well as the bigger tires on Baroni's Cos-worth. So, a Group A-N double victory for Ford seemed inevit-able. Was it all too much to hope for, the chance of a Ford victory after so long. The last Fora win was in Finland in 1981, and that was a private entry. Auriol's job eased on the first stage out of Calvi on the final morning. Beguin lost time with a gear problem, then on the next stage he crashed and lost a further ten minutes. BMW 325 driver Patrick Bernardini was late setting off after having suspension repairs, only to suffer head gasket failure before the end. Then Kankkunen went missing. The Toyota just stopped and defied efforts to trace the problem. The computer flashed signs saying vir-tually everything had-gone wrong, leaving people to assume the problem was in fact the computer! Loubet was told that Saby would no longer pressure him, the first time Lancia had given orders this year. While Ajaccio was clothed in sea mist, the tempera-ture in the hills was rising. The pressure was affecting everyone. The ladies' leader and sole sur-vivor Denise Jacques went off the road in her Citroen, though her teammates Chomat and Poggi fought through to the erid, the· Corsican guest driver Poggi even-tually winning the 1300cc cate-gory. Baroni finally beat Oreill~ by 45 seconds, and this com-pletely made Ford's day. Didier Auriol and Bernard Occelli won in the Ford by thre~ minutes over the Lancias of Yves Loubet/ Jean Bernard Vieu and Bruno Saby/Jean-Francois Fau-chille, about another two minutes back. In fourth was the BMW M3 of Francois Chatriot/Michael Perin, followed by the other Ford of Carlos Sainz/ Luis Rodrigue2. Kenneth Eriksson/Peter Diek-mann were sixth in their Toyota, followed by Bernard Beguin/Jean-Jacques Lenne, BMW M3. Paul Rouby/Jean-Louis Martin put the surviving Alfa Romeo home eighth, followed by the Group N winning Ford of Cesar Baroni/ Michel Rousseau, and the Renault of lain and Sylvie Oreille. Of the 93 that started the rally, 4 2 cars were official finishers. On points, Lancia has 97 to lead the Manufacturers categorv after five rounds. Ford is second at 47, and Audi and BMW are tied at 25. Miki Biasion leads on driver's points with 40, and Bruno Saby is nexr wirh 32, fol-lowed by Alex Fiorio, 30, Yves Lou bet, 27, and Markku Alen, 26 in an all Lancia show. Dusty Times

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The Score Baja Internacional Smith and Jon Kennedy got thei~ was the fifth and pivotal race in Raceco home for 15th in class at the nine race Yokohama 6-50 10:2 7, followed later by Delton Club Series, and it did shuffle the and Steven Smith, who were 20th standings. There were 28 6-50 in class at 13:39. Jerry Higman Club drivers on the starting list, and Dave Buff retired somewhere and 14 of them finished the fast after Checkpoint 5. but tough 479 miles. This race, O nly six started in Class 3, but none of the mature drivers in three of them wear 6-50 pins. Class 1 were entered. Don Adams and Larry O lsen Six 6-50 drivers started in Class placed a close third in class in 2, first off the line, and four of their)eep, only three minutes and them finished. Doing the best, change behind the winner. Jerry despite some early problems, was Bundy and Joe Janis started out Corky McMillin, with Brian strong, but retired after San Ewalt co-driving. McMillin took a Felipe. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker fine third in the 18 car class, and had a bit of down time with steer-he jumps into a familiar position ing troubles in Class 4, but they for him, at the head of the 6-50 finished a close third in the point standings. Beny Canela and Dodge. Stan Parnell, with Lyn Mike Quintana had soq,.e trou-Mocaby fO-driving, was our only bles but finished a good seventh in starter in Class 5, and got all the the Raceco. Wally and Wayne waythroughElRayo,thenthecar Schwaia finished eighth in Class vanished. 2,'and Don McBride and his son The6-50entry in Class 5-1600 Matt were tenth, the final class numbered three, and Andy finisher. Walter and Haig Prince DeVercelly and his son Andy had got through Checkpoint 5, ·then some early mishaps, but came came to grief with engine trouble back strong to finish fifth in the on Diablo Dry Lake. Len New-28 car class. Walt Baranick and man waited in vain at San Matias Bill Martin got through Check 2 . for the Chenowth he drives with at Santo Tomas, then vanished on Mike Gaughan, stranded on the the beach. The 6-50 Club points road to Mike's. leader going into Baja, Roy Tay-We had four starters in the 32 lor, and his son Mike only got to car Class 1-2-1600, and three of ·. Check 1 on the clocks this trip. them finished. Doing a great job, Larry Ragland whipped his Jim Fishback, Sr. and Sam Castro ChevyS-l0homethird in Class 7, finished sixth in class, 24th over-. after troubles on the gulf side. all in good time, 10:08. Larrv Jack Schlaman and his son only The Season Opens in Cieo19ia The Georgia Off Road Racing Association had a tough time get-ting their race season going this · year. Two of their race areas closed within weeks of each other, and the one they thought they had, they didn't. There was a good deal of confusion surrounding the first race last April, but it came off fairly well. The field held 13 cars, including three new Challenger cars, a real up and coming class for the area. Lithia Automotive's Williams family showed up with a Chal-lenger car as Keith, Robin and Chris Williams got tired of see-ing their customers have all the fun, so they entered the car. J.D. Mitchell is also ·a part of the group, and one of the drivers. Mike Isola returned with a Chal-lenger car after a year's layoff, and it is nice to have Mike back along with our good friends from Lithia. Ray Whigham fielded the third Challenger car. When the day was over, the Lithia group won the class with their new car. Mike Isola was second and Ray Whigham was third. There were a half dozen in the 1600 class. When the day ended, "5th Place" Sammy Herrell had given up his tide. Last year, when Sammy joined GORRA, he had a number of 5th place finishes and earned the·nickname. It was dif-ferent on this race Sunday. Sammy showed the field the short way around the track by leading flag to flag and winning his first race ever! Dennis Aiken was second, followed by Ray Whig-ham, Bobby Bramblett, Ronnie Whigham and Jeff Eubanks. Dusty nma Four Class 10 cars lined up to do battle. Lindy Herrell, in Port-er's car, led for a time, and then his day ended with transmission problems. The race was clos·e until a few laps from the end between Grant Dale and Jamie Stahlman. Dale won the race, with Stahlman second, followed by Bruce Mitchum. GORRA had to cancel their May event for lack of track, but they now have a new facility with the first event scheduled for June 12. The track is in Vienna, GA, just north of Cordele where the club ran several events last year. At the new track GORRA will operate under new, and tighter rules. Spectators will only be allowed in the assigned spectator area, and NO pit crews will be allowed on the track, fixing or looking for a race car. Cars must be towed to the pits now, to be worked on. Project Desert Car, Georgia's entry in Class 1-2-1600 at the Mint 400, had a happy ending. GORRA can be proud of their new desert racers. They went west, they raced, and they drove it on the trailer. Only the .weather prevented them from running their fourth lap, as HORA decided that no one could start a lap after 5:30 because of the high winds and extreme dust. Still, the team headed by Bob Rule, missed the cut·off by just a few minutes, and were 34th out of the 74 cars in the class. GORRA is also proud of our Florida member, Jimmie Crowder, who won Class 2 and finished second overall at the Mint, driving the entire four laps. made it through the first check in their new Class 7S Jeep. Gregg Symonds and Warren Miller, both 6-50 Club members, zipped their Toyota home sixth in Class 7 4x4. In the same class, the Ford of Mark Schwien and Jeff Williams only cleared Check 1. Ken Con-rad and Tim Pruett placed a keen ninth in the fast moving Class 8 ranks with a finish in their Ford. Of the three in Challenger Class, only one finished. It was Mike Leon, of Sky Ranch fame, and Javier Tiznado, and their Jimco was eighth in the tight run-ning class that had 19 finishers out of 31 starters. Herman and Mark DeNunzio got through Check 10 in good shape, but did not appear at the finish line. Edward McLean and Steve Milli-gan only made it through Santo Tomas. The Class 10 stormers did not do very well in Baja. After a good start, Jack and Scott Irvine went out after San Felipe, and Bill Church did not find even the first checkpoint; he had ignition prob-lems. In Class 14 Emil Downey and his son John looked like winners, with a 3½ hour lead through Check 9, but they were With his third place finish in Baja. Gorky McMillin is leading the 6-50 Club points with a 13 point margin. Gorky was the champion in 1981 and 1985. not seen again. With five of the nine races in the record book, Corky McMillin leads the Yokohama 6-50 points with 196. Defending champ Andy DeVercelly is second with 183 points, followed by Rodney Hall, 178, Roy Taylor, 175 and Jimmie Crowder, 129. Jim Fishback, Sr. is sixth at 122, tied with Danny Letner. Gregg Symonds is close at 120 points, and rounding out the top ten are Jim Temple, 89, and Larry Ragland, 75. There is nothing to join, no dues to pay, for Yokohama 6-50 Club members. The driver of record who is over 50 years of age must list his age in the entry form, and we take it from there. As six of the nine races, one's best, are counted for year end points, there is plenty of time to get in on the fun. The events still to come in the 1988 series are the HORA Fire-works 250, the HORA Nevada 500, the SNORE 250 and the Score Baja 1000. HDRA/SCORE America's Foremost Off-Road Racing Series POINTS STANDINGS -June 1988 through Baja Internacional CLASS 1 CLASS 5 CLASS 8 Tom Koch 136 Hartmut Klawitter 158 Steve McEachern Mark McMillin 133 Bob Utgard 131 Robby Gordon John Kelly 116 George Seeley. Jr. 105 Frank Vessels Chet Huffman '1.07 Lisa Dickerson 60 David Westhem Ron Brant 99 John Cooley 54 Walker Evans Ivan Stewart 83 Stan Parnell 52 Steve Kelley Bud Feldkamp 72 CLASS 5-1600 Dave Shoppe Ken Frost 68 Frank Mancha Bob Shepard 65 Roy Taylor 125 Ken Conrad Jim Fishback, Jr. 60 Andy L. DeVercelly 116 Chris Minor CLASS 2 Mike Jones 106 CHALLENGER Steve Lawrence 105 Bob Gordon 158 Darryl Cook 88 Mike Ward Corky McMillin 125 Randy Wilson 79 Nick Gross Mike Lund 101 Ross Craft 69 Pancho Bio Doug Aldridge 94 Robert Whitted 63 James 'l'ucker Steve Sourapas 92 Tom Neth 58 Don Rountree Tevon Murachanian 91 CLASS 6 Larry Martin Bob Richey 87 Dennis Stankavich Jinmde Crowder 84 Wes Moser 93 Rick Johnson Danny Letner 80 Arne Gunnarsson 91 Tom Watson Jerry Finney 69 Larry Schwacofer 79 Ray McClain CLASS 1-2-1600 CLASS 7 Rich Richardson Gary Cogbill 166 Larry Ragland 102 CLASS 10 Pete Mccowen 128 Manny Esquerra 84 Michael Church Tom DeNault 119 Roger Mears 68 Steve Centurioni Jim Sumners 114 CLASS 7S Dick Weyhrich Dominic Borra 113 Dave Wood Kevin J. Smith 109 Paul Simon 176 Greg Hibbs Jack Ramsay 108 Spencer Low 154 William Poe Jim Fishback Sr. 100 Willie Valdez 148 Joey Adzima Joe Flinn 96 Malcolm Vinje 124 Mark Barnes Dan Araujo 80 Evan Evans 105 Scott Dinovitz CLASS 3 Stev.e Luport 101 Rex Keeling Scott Douglas 100 CLASS 11 Mike Schwellinger 122 Larry Carlton 84 Matt Pike 91 Eric Lane 83 Ramon Castro Don Adams 65 CLASS 7 4X4 Sergio Gutierrez Richard Bundy 50 Russell Johnson Rick Sieman 47 Mike Lesle 132 Jack Zanbergen CLASS 4 John Swift 108 CLASS 14 Jeff MacPberson 98 Rod Hall 104 David Ashley 97 Boone England Jack Johnson 102 Dave Simon 82 Emil Downey Jerry McDonald 93 Gregg Symonds · 80 (;iti Gowland Buddy Renoe 70 Sherman Balch 75 Charles Woodard John Dyck 52 Wayne Demonja 63 Davi d Quill July 1988 132 130 114 101 . 98 94 74 64 64 41 153 147 117 116 107 106 99 98 94 94 92 130 125 97 95 89 78 75 74 67 61 91 68 57 48 66 62 58 49 35 Page 43 ,.

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MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAN PRIX Steve Millen Wins for Toyota at the Mid Season Mayhem in the ~ose Bowl By jean Calvin · Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Steve Millen had some prob ems in the heat races, but he stayed up front in the main event, grabbed the lead two turns from the flag and won his first main event of the season in the Toyota. Four of the eight scheduled events in the MTEG Stadium Ser-"-ies were history. The second half of the season started at Pasadena's Rose Bowl, one of the best tracks on the circuit. Unfortunately a rain storm just prior to the start of the autograph session held the crowd down from that of pre-vious years, and it also soaked the track producing mud racing in the early heats. The rain clouds were gone before racing started, but it was cold. The hardy spectators on hand saw some fine competition during the third annual visit of the series to the Rose Bowl. Leading off, as usual, was the trophy dash for the six fastest Super 1600 qualifiers, with Robby Gordon on the pole with fast time. On the first of three laps Gordon and Frank Arciero, Jr. toured the track in close com-pany, then Arciero gained the lead. The pair ran away from the field, and Jerry Whelchel stalled out. Arciero won the dash with Gordon close. Marty Coyne was third, followed by Mitch Mustard and Billy Beck. had his Mazda out front in the first turn, and a couple of trucks rolled in the mud. Before the lap was done I van Stewart passed on a slippery turn to take the lead. Huber held second, and Walker Evans, Jeep, and Rod Millen, Mazda, were si'de by side bashing it out for third, with Roger Mears back a bit, fifth in the Nissan. To the rear Al Arciero, Jeep, and Steve Millen, Toyota, were mix-ing it up, and Joey Moore, Chevy, was in the way. The result was Arcier6 into the wall and Moore went on his lid. second, Huber third, Rod Millen fourth, and Harris dropped to seventh behind Walker Evans and Dave Ashley. The first heat for the Stadium Superlites (Odysseys) had Rennie Awana into the immediate lead as pole sitter John Hasshaw faded back with engine trouble. Rory Holladay slid into second, fol-lowed by Ron Pierce. On lap 3 Holladay took over the lead in the third turn, and proceeded to open up a huge margin. At the finish Rory Holladay was an easy winner. Rennie Awana was second, and John Shultz passed Ron Pierce on the last lap for third. The second Superlite heat had eleven different starters and John Gersjes flew off the start into the lead he would hold to the flag. Russ East was second, followed by Don Archibald. Frank Chavez passed Archibald into third on lap 5. John Gersjes finished with a full straight lead for the win, followed by Russ East, Bill Goshen and Frank Chavez. Next up was the first batch of 14 on four wheel ATVs for a six lap scramble. Brian Fry, Honda, was on the pole and grabbed the lead at the green flag. Buck Andrews was second and Sean Stubbs was third. The first two riders opened a wide gap, and Don Turk moved into third on the second lap, then began to close on the leaders, catching up by lap 5. It was tight at the finish as Fry just held on for the win over Turk and Andrews. But, the Rough Driving Committee penal-ized Turk, so Andrews was offi-cially second and Turk third. The second A TV heat fielded thirteen assorted brands, and Charles Shepherd grabbed the lead at the start, followed by Mark Ehrnhardt. Chris Couto went upside down and was trapped underneath his Honda on the second lap, bringing out the yel-low, then the red flag. With help from the corner workers, the bike was righted and Couto rejoined the field for the single file restart. Again Shepherd took the lead with Ehrnhardr in second. Charles Shepherd had a comfor-table lead at the checkered flag, and Mark Ehmhardt maintained second. Marty Hart was third, and all rode Hondas. The eight starters in the Ultra-Stock heat race had a wild time between yellow flags. Greg George, Mazda, and Jeff Elrod, VW, were on the front row. Greg George took the lead in the first turn, then went wide on the second and stalled, nosing into the wall. Elrod took the lead, with Lloyd Castle close in second, fol-lowed by Chris Neil, VW, but the yellow flag came out. On the restart Castle dropped out, Elrod led Neil, who then rolled over but got moving again to hold third behind Vince Tjel-meland, Nissan. Elrod put a lot of distance on the field by the check-ered flag, with Tjelmeland hold-ing second ahead of Neil's VW. Under the rules the yellow flag laps do count, but unlike Indy, the races do not finish under the yellow, even if they go an extra lap or two. Sixteen riders lined up for the first UltraCross heat on the re-versed course that allows the bikes to fly high over the jumps. This was a tight battle for the lead in the early laps, but by the end of three rounds Jim Holley, the points leader, was out front. Fast qualifier Mike Kiecrowski, start-ing last, moved to fourth on :he sixth of seven laps. Holley took the win on a Yamaha, Tyson Voh-land was second on a Kawasaki, followed by Phil Lawrence and Mike Kiecrowski. Another sixteen riders appeared for the next UltraCross heat, which was a tighter race. Gordon Ward jumped out front off che start, but Mike Pascarella was close, tagged by Tallon V oh land. Ward still led after four laps, but Pascarella was closing and rook over the lead on the next hp. The first Grand National truck heat was a dandy bash with 12 on the line. From the poleJeffHuber Midway in the heat the front runners were clear of traffic, and Ivan Stewart had a good lead over Huber. But, Rod Millen was third with both Walker Evans and Roger Mears tight on his bumper, and this contest cost Mears most of his body work. At the flag Ivan Stewart won the race over Jeff Huber; Rod Millen was third, fol-lowed by Roger Mears, Walker Evans and Glenn Harris. But, all three Mazdas were running with-out bed covers, removed to elim-inate mud build up, and they were all penalized. So, the final results showed Stewart still in with the victory, but now Mears was Frank Arc,ero, Jr started out strong, wmnmg the 1600 Trophy Dash, faded to third in his heat race, but fought his way to the lead and the victory in the main event. Ken Kazarian didn't figure in the UltraStock heat race, but he got the VW in the early lead in the main event, and took the victory by a good margin at the flag. Ivan Stewart led all the laps in the first truck heat race, but flipped out of contention in the secona, and dropped to sixth in the main. Page 44 July 1988 Dusty nma

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B~ad Castle fo ught off the challengers the first $uper 1600 heat, and he got his Raceco out front for the win, and also took fourth in the feature. Billy Beck got his Berrien into the lea·d on lap 3of the second 1600 heat race, and he stayed out front all the way to the checkered flag. Ward dropped back to third, and Pascarella won the race, followed by Vohland, both bn Kawasakis. Ward held third on a Suzuki. The first heat for the Super 1600s contained the usual frantic action with 14 fast cars on the course. Brad Castle and.Jerry Whelchel were on the front row, and Whelchel shot into the lead over Castle, with Jimmy Nichols third through the first turn. But the pack piled up behind them, then on the second lap Whelchel stalled, handing the lead to Castle. Next it was Nichols, then Robby Gordon, who were mixing it up a bit in the turns, with Jim Sandefer and Jim Fishback, Jr. having at it just astern. After three rounds "&obby Gordon dropped back with a spin. Midway Brad Castle had Jimmy Nichols alongside chal-lenging for the lead. They were well ahead of Fishback, now third and fighting with Marty Coyne, and Whelchel was past Gordon for fifth. Next there was a big pile up of cars, Ban Fisk went over, and it brought out a full course yellow. Back under green, Castle led Nichols and Fishback. Coyne and Whelchel fought just to the rear, then Coyne had trouble and Robby Gordon qualified fastest in the Super 1600 group, took second in the Trophy Dash, but it was downhill from there with spins and banqs all night. dropped back. With a lap to go for two laps. Withers stalled in there was another big tangle on the middle oflap 3, and Billy Beck the first turn, and both· Fishback took over the lead. In another lap and Whelchel were involved. Withers was fighting off both Brad Castle won the heat, Jimmy Arciero and Mustard for second Nichols was second, and next place, and the rest of the field came Robby Gordon, Dan Bently faded back. and Jerry Whelchel. . Mitch Mustard shot from The next group of 14 Super fourth to second in turn 4 on lap 1600s had a bit cleaner race with 5. On the next lap Arciero also got no yellow flags. Mike Withers around Withers, who was slow-took the initial lead, tightly ing. On the seventh of eight laps pursued by Billy Beck, Frank Mustard· and Arciero closed to a ATciero, Jr., Mitch Mustard, and car length of leader Beck. But on Bob Gordon, and the oraer held the last lap, the gap opened due to traffic being lapped. Billy Beck won, followed by Mitch Mustard and Frank Arciero, Jr., with Withers a distant fourth ahead of Bob Gordon. · Jimmy Nichols drives one of the more handsome Racecos, and he had a good night, finished second in his heat and second in the main event. The second Grand National Sport Truck heat bid fair to be another bang-em-up battle; and so it was with a pair of full course yellow flag intervals extending the eight lap heat to ten laps. Missing was.Danny Thompson, whose Chevy still had mechanical trou-ble. -At the green it was three abreast, Walker Evans, Dave Ash-ley and I van Stewart, into the first turn, but there wasn't room for all of them in turn 2. Stewart went over and out came the yellow flag. Stewart rejoined the field at the Roger Mears ' Nissan -liked the muddy running, and he took second in both truck heats and a hard earned third in the Grand National main event. rear, and Walker Evans led Roger Millen took third followed by Mears and Rod Millen on the Mazda mates Glenn Harris and parade. On lap 3 it was green with Jeff Huber. Al Arciero stayed out , Evans' Jeep out front. Rod Millen of trouble to take sixth in his Jeep. got under Mears for second and After the intermission shows, the pack to the rear held Glenn Big Foot truck act and a Bridge-Harris and Steve Millen. Then stone tire roll, the main events Evans got wide, on one wheel, in a started with the eight laps for the turn and Rod Millen zipped his Superlites. Two dozen were on Mazda into the lead. But, Walker the track and John Shultz was on held' second through lap 4, fol- the pole; he took the lead over lowed by Mears, Harris and Steve Russ East in the first turn, but the Millen, while Dave Ashley retired yellow flags waved as a couple of his Ford. cars flipped near the end of the Steve Millen was on the move, track. On the restart, Bill Goshen and got past Harris as Rod Mille~ led Shultz, and Rennie Awana was opened a husky lead. Then thir9. Om; of the favorites, Rory Walker Evans flipped onto the Holladay, was one of the flipees, side of the truck in the second but made the restart. Awana tur11, bringing out another full nailed his machine and gained course yellow. In single file it was second spot from the green, but now Rod Millen, Roger Mears, the yellow was out again as three Steve Millen, Glen·n Harris and cars were tangled up in the Jeff Huber. Evans' Jeep was over sweeper. Russ East was in one of for a long time. On the restart them and out of the race. On the Rod Millen and Mears were fight- last lap John Shultz stalled ap-ing it out, side by side, and as the proaching the finish !in~, so Mazda went over some debris left Rennie Awana won, followed by on the ground {rom the roll, flame Ron Pierce arid Frank Chavez. from its exhaust ignited whatever The seven lap main event fo( was in the turn. The fire burned the four wheel ATVs held twenty-through the last lap and later. But, · two starters, but up-front it was Rod Millen carried on to win the more of a parade than : race. heat for Mazda, with Mears dose After one lap Don Turk had his · enough to touch him. Steve Yamaha in the lead-, and he stayed out front for a wire to wire victory. Marty Hart rode his Honc?a in second spot all the way, and Buck Andrews was third on his Honda from flag to flag. The UltraStocks were ti-e first of the car classes to con . t · the main event, going for sev ~ps. The races are a bit shorte1 · the Rose Bowl due to a noise curfew time in Pasadena. The show must be over by 10:00 p.m. Seven Mitch Mustard, who must have the neatest tractor-trailer on the circuit, flew his Chenowth to second in his heat and a close third in the main. .Vince Tjelmeland had a great night in his Nissan with no mechanical woes and -he placed second in both the UltraStock heat and main event. · showed up to do battle, and Ken Kazarian got his VW into the early lead. 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Jeff Elrod started out strong winning the UltraStock heat in his VW, but he ran out of luck in the main, but still leads the points chase in class. Rod Millen, #21 Mazda, jumped into a husky lead to win the second truck heat, Jed the main event until yellow flags flew, then got aced by his brother Steve at the finish. llr' were side by side. _ · Whelchel, but no yellow flag. The . On lap 3 George elbowed his order up front held through five way past Elrod, and took off, but laps. On lap 6 Mitch Mustard slid was still not close to the Kazari- past Castle to take over second an/Tjeimeland battle, side by side place, but with traffic between his around the track. Elrod and Neil car and Arciero, Mustard bashed fiberglass, but stayed in couldn't close.on the leader. order. As the race wound down, , After eight laps Mustard was in Ken Kazarian, the defending the clear and right on top of points champ, got some breathing Arciero. Some distance back room en route to victory. Vince Nichols and Castle were having Tjelmeland easily held second the same type of dogfight for over Greg George. Some distance third. At this po inf a car flipped in back Elrod and Neil were still the last turn and the herd thun-nose to tail, finishing in that dered on. With nine laps done order. Arciero and Mustard had lapped There were twenty-two cars in most of the field. On lap 10 Art the Super 1600 main event, so it . Gersjes flipped in the middle of _was destined to be a busy one. But the track, bringing out the yellow time was running down, so only flags. On the restart the leaders two tangles brought out the full held position, and another four course yellow lights. Robby Gor-car tangle got one car on its lid, donledFrankArcieroofftheline, bringing out another yellow. ut Robby was soon shoved out Heading around lap 13, Arciero of the way and dropped back. and Mustard were side by side, After one round Arciero had the and they stayed that way through lead over Brad Castle; next came another lap. Frank Arciero hung Mitch Mustard, Jimmy Nichols on to win over Mitch Mustard. and Marty Coyne. They all held Jimmy Nichols was third, fol-position for another lap, and now lowed by Brad Castle, Danny Rice Jerry Whelchel was just behind and Jerry Whelchel. Coyne. Twenty riders came back for Arciero still led after four laps, . the UltraCross main event. Jeff but now Brad Castle and Mitch Mabery took the initial lead, but Mustard were fighting hard for some fast riders started at the second. N (chols was fourth, and back of the pack. Tallon Vohland behind him there was a giant pile took the lead from Mabery on lap up _in turn 2, involving Mike J,andopenedacomfortablemar-Withers, Marty Coyne and Jerry gin. Some of the front runners fell coming toward the line going into the white flag lap. The winner was Tallon Vohland on a Kawasaki. Jim Holley was second, followed by Frankie Brundage,JeffMabery and Tyson Vohland. The last item of business on the track was the Grand National Truck main event. The full dozen were on hand, with Glenn Harris and Steve Millen on the front • row. At the green Harris got the jump into the first turn and Steve got boxed in traffic shortly there-after. After one lap Harris led Rod MiHen, Ivan Stewart, Roger Mears and Steve Millen. The front four were the same after two laps, but so close together some-thing had to give. On the next lap, not acting like teammates, Harris and Rod Millen were side by side, and Rod emerged in the lead. Har-ris and Stewart swapped paint a bit, and Rod Millen got away to a big lead. Stewart was now second. Midway Steve Millen made a chal-lenge to his mate Stewart and took over second place. Roger Mears was close in fourth, while Walker Evans and Glenn Harris were mix-ing it up. On lap 8 Rod Millen had a comfortable lead, brother Steve was second, well ahead of Stewart who was busy with Mears. Mears made the pass on the next lap.Jeff Huber was now ahead of Glenn Harris, but Walker Evans was in W e this mix too. By lap 10 Rod Millen was lapping backmarkers, and Steve was catching up. On the white flag lap Steve was right on Rod's bumper, and on the last turn gave the Mazda a not so brotherly smack. Steve Millen went on to win the race for Toy-ota. Rod Millen held second for Mazda ahead of Roger Mears, Nissan. Walker Evans was fourth, ahead of Jeff Huber and Ivan Stewart. With five series races done,Jeff Elrod leads the UltraStock points with 251. Vince Tjelmeland is second at 154, followed by Chris-Neil, 132. In Super 1600 points Brad Castle leads Frank Arciero by one point with 179. Jerry Whelchel is third at 164, fol-lowed by Jimmy Nichols, 152, Robby Gordon, 151, and Mitch M_ustard, 138. Steve Millen took over the truck points lead holding 226 points over Rod Millen, 222. Ivan Stewart is third with 219 points followed by Glenn Harris, 212, andJeffHuber, 202. In the tire company points con-test, General leads the truck class with 503 points over Goodrich, 445, Goodyear, 244, and Bridge-stone, 91, In Super 1600 points it is Goodrich in the lead with 508. Goodyear has 153, Bridgestone, 70 and General, 36, Among the UltraStocks Bridgestone leads with 224 points, followed by Goodrich; 220, General, 152, and Goodyear, 143. Mazda still leads the truck manufacture-r points with 518, followed by Toyota, 4 70, Jeep, 236, Ford, 136, Chev-rolet, 129, and Nissan, 91. An unpleasant footnote to the Rose Bowl event made a loser of Roger Mears, not only on the track but also physically. This past May the Rose Bowl security guards had been overly officious on the gates in and out of the pits all day into the night, we can attest from personal experience. After · the truck main event, Roger was walking back to the pits when, reportedly, his muddy driving. suit and official wristband were not good enough for the gate guards. Reportedly Roger was grabbed by two guards and hit by a third, resulting in a broken right cheekbone and a broken nose for Roger Mears. Witnesses des-cribed the attack as totally unpro-vokeq. Subsequently Mears had some hemorrhaging in his right eye, and internal bleeding from the broken nose. It is ironic that the fighting ln the pits after a sta-dium race has all but disappeared, and now the se.cutity guards, sup-posedly there to keep the peace, seem to be instigating post race problems. We wish Roger Mears a speedy recovery, and he did heal in time to start the Baja Interna-cional early in June. Greg George leads the UltraStock bunch here in his Mazda, but when the fiberglass hit the ground, George ended up third in the main event. Chris Neil did not have a clean run, tipping his VW Scirocco ove'r, but he finished third in the UltraStock heat and fifth in the main event. Marty Coyne always qualifies fast, and he drove the Chenowth to third inthe 1600 Trophy Dash, but came to grief in the following races. Mike Withers charged into the lead in his Chenowth in the 2nd 1600 heat race, but fell to 4th in the traUic at the finish line. Page 46 The other half of the Colorado race team, Danny Rice got good altitude in his Chenowth and flew to fifth place by inches in the main event. July 1988 With so many cars on the track, the 1600 main events can be wild. Here Kent Castle -tries an ariel sideways pass and might-have cleared ttie hydro barrier also. Dusty Times

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The 1988 Atlas Rally By Martin Holmes Ari Vatanen and Bruno Berglund won the 3100 mile Atlas Rally last May with a time of 6 hours, 5 minutes and 39 seconds tor the nine special stages. Vatanen drove a Peugeot 405 Turbo 16, like this one he drove on the Paris-Dakar earlier this year. . Peugeot gained their fifth suc-cessive victory on a Marathon Rally when Ari Vatanen and Bruno Berglund (405 Turbo 16) won the Atlas Rally in Morocco. They finally led Pierre Lartigue's Pajero by 13m55s. Following.vic-tory by Hubert Auriol's single seater Kouros Buggy at the Pro-logue held at Cap d'Agle on the French mainland, Vatanen led the 5000km event all the way. Vatanen and Lartigue were in a class of their own. Vatanen's 405 teammate Henri Pescarolo matched their pace in the early stages, but soon after the African sections began competitors exper-ienced considerable problems with broken wheels and punc-tures. On the second African stage ( of which Vatanen later said Pony Express ••• On May 14 I was in Baja riding the course for the June"race on my motorcycle. About halfway down the coast to Camalu my boot slipped off the foot peg going up a hill and hit the ground very hard. At first I feared the foot was broken, but fortunately this was not the case. It was hurting quite a bit though. Not having been on found out I was m1ssmg some pieces. I worried about it the rest of the weekend, needlessly it turned out. On Monday Linda Johnson called me wanting to know where to ship my gear. MANY THANKS to the Johnsons. Peter Perry Los Angeles, CA this route before, I did not know First of all, we'd like to tell you what was ahead on the "road" we appreciate knowing that we over the hills to Mike's Sky can count on reading the facts in Ranch. After that run I was ready DUSTY TIMES. We have been to quit, but the group that I was hearing all kinds of conflicting with explained that it was a graded reports concerning the accident road a.bout twenty miles out to during the Baja Internacional the pavement where our chase involving John Dyck. What is the vehicles were. status of the injured? ls John I thought I could make it, but safely home? ls his truck still in just a few miles from the highway Baja? We'll be waiting to read I had to stop for a rest. I knew that . about what REALLY happened. eventually someone would come My wife, Gayle, went pre-back for me, but. it ·was quite a running in Baja for the first time, long wait. I heard some vehicles and she was really amazed at the coming, and thought I was going · variety of terrain and the beautiful to be II rescued 11, but they drove scenery. Most of us picture Baja as right on by. A few of the last desert-like and can't imagine the trucks in this large group stopped, forests and beaches and remark-picked me up and took me to the able views it really contains. We highwa.y. At the same time some- spent the night at Mike's Sky one from my team showed up and Rancho, which Gayle had heard rode my bike back. about but had never seen. In the confusion some of my We were pleased to see the gear, including my pack with my excellent manner in which the wallet in it, was left behind. When highway crossings were handled I could see straight later, I learned by both Score and the Mexicans. that it was John and Linda John-It was also nice to know that both son who stopped and helped me, C.O.R.E. and Checkers were out but it wasn't until later that I there and available if we needed Dusty nma "300km on that stage was worse than 700km of Paris-Dakar") Pescarolo lost three hours off the road and Peugeot's 205T16 chase car of Alain Ambrosino an hour and a half. Lartigue fell back with three punctures and a broken brake caliper and Vatanen was suddenly over 12 minutes in the lead. The Camel Range Rovers were no better off, with punctures them. Fortunately, we had no mechanical problems at all. We were concerned about the safety near the end of the race. Since the final section is the highway into Ensenada and the city traffic is so heavy, at times it seemed very dangerous. It is too bad that an off road race has to be decided on a highway. In 2½ years of racing, this Baja race was the most excit-ing, especially the last 20 miles when we were trying to maintain our lead. Matt Pike, you sure put on the pressure! After losing in Baja last year by 35 seconds, it was TERRIFIC to win this year by 49 seconds. It feels SO much better! · We'd like to thank Bob Hynes for squeezing us into his schedule and installing the new antenna for our base radio on our motor-home. Our communication was great throughout the race. I want to thank my wife for all she does to make it possibk for us to race, and leave me free to worry about other things. She's one in a mil-lion. Also, thanks to Les Erick-son, my co-driver, who somehow always manages to hand the Jeep over to me in one piece, and to the rest of the Conejo Off Road Team who schedule their time to help us · race. A great big thanks to all our sponsors, too. Mike Schwellinger Newbury Park, CA Most of what we know about the John Dyck accident in Baja is covered in The Losers column. Since that was written we have heard, second hand, that all the injured have been released from the hospital July 1988 Pierre Lartigue and Bernard Maingret. shown here on the Paris-Dakar, were second on the Atlas Rally, their Mitsubishi-Pajero just 14 minutes back and two hours ahead of the third place finisher. as well as broken shock absorbers. roads were as terrible as they had The rally saw the return to com-ever been. "Even if I catch petition of Toyota, but their Vatanen up, it is impossible to leader Jean-Pierre Gabreau went pass him on these narrow tracks", off the road, having to be hospital-complained Lartigue. Pescarolo ized with back injuries. continued despite eating quanti-Lartigue took nearly a minute ties of dust from other drivers off Vatanen on the next day, every day, but still he was only reaching the end of the stage just in the top 20 place.s. On the wheel to wheel, despite each hav- final day there were two circuits ing punctured. Dust was now a of a 100km course around Mar-major menace especially to fast rakech. On the first lap Lartigue drivers like Ambrosino and took seven minutes off Vatanen, Auriol who had to start the later on the second another three, but sections behind slower competi- it wa~ not enough. tors. Ambrosino was gradually Vatanen came home well ahead regaining ground; after the fourth once again. The victory was a fit-day in Africa he was up to 11th ting return by Peugeot to place overall, six minutes behind Morocco; 13 years before Peu-the Pajero of former European geot Talbot Sport's manager Jean Rally Champion Antonio Zanini, Todt had won the World Champ-but by now the leading Peugeot ionship Morocco Rally as co-and Mitsubishi were 30 minutes driver to Hannu Mikkola at the ahead of the rest. wheel of a 504. The 1988 405 cars;..'-The route had reached the were little changed from earlier southern point in Morocco and appearances in Paris-Dakar and was now heading back north again Tunisia, though Michelin made towards Marrakech. Lartigue. was changes on their tires after a dis-going as hard as he dared, but on appointing number of punctures the route to Agadir he could only on the previous Marathon in retrieve another 90 seconds. The Tunisia. in San Felipe. We talked to Dyck by from last there to finish fifth on phone a few days before this issue only two cylinders .. The DeVer-printed, and at that time he had no cellys received the famous 1988 word on when or if he would ger his Sea world Flipper award from race truck back to Arizona. (Ed.) · second place winners John Nei-bert and Fred Grabowski ofN&N Racing. Along with the award came the just as famous "Rubber Number Plate" for their next race. The Coronado Racing T earn would like to congratulate the top finishers in Class 5-1600. We did well with our budget, and were able to sell our Chal-lenger .car and purchase a new Doug Fortin "Hew land". Boy, I'm finding out quickly just how "bitcben" the Challenger Class really is. Class 5 is cubic dollars and needs lots of sponsors. I would like to apologize for my lack of patience to car number 545, Lyn Mocaby and Stan Par-nell, whom I hit by accident bust-ing through their dust. It was · unavoidable due to my speed and the brake lining, that I am chang-ing on my 911 Carrera. My apol-ogies also to the Camalu check-point personnel, whom I could not stop for and slid 30 feet past the official checkpoint. Mean-while, on Sunday everything was very calm while I sat on the com-petition board .and accepted the standard penalty: 15 minutes. We have finally got this car teethed, so watch out for us at the Fireworks 250 in Barstow. Rich Minga Lemon Grove, CA After 20 years of off road rac-ing, it was a first for Andy L. DeVercelly. At the 1988 Score Baja Internacional he "rolled" his Class 5-1600 race car five times on the Pacific Ocean side. The Coronado pit crew kicked out the roof and got Andy rolling ( no pun intended) again. The team carrte Andy and the team would also like to invite all off road racers, sponsor representatives, and their families to the famous Fourth of July Parade in Coronado, Cali-fornia this July 4th. The 1987 SCORE/HORA Class 5-1600 champions along with Bob Mount of Yokohama Tires and Bob Hynes of R.L.H. Enterprises (U niden) will parade their champ-ionship race car, support vehicles, and their family members will also participate in this special event. Come on out and support your fellow off road racers. Aloha! Paul "Da' Kahuna" Malabanan Coronado, CA DUSTY TIMES welcomes· letters from all corners of off road actit1ity. 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 r 5th of the month in order to appear in the next issue. Page 47

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S.O.D.A.'s Sugar Camp Off Road Challenge Text & Photos: Deb Freimuth The Dave Vandermissens from Michigan dominated Classes 1 and 10. Here Dave Jr. leads his father, back in the dus_!, and-Dave the younger won both classes at Sugar Camp while dad was second in both. In northern Wisconsin where open for Jon K;empf who lookedlikeaMichiganwinofthe winter lasts most of the year, or so grabbed the checkers for the top top three spots was obvious as it seems, an early season race can spot in both the heats, and the Dave Jr. took first, Dave Sr. sometimes be considered a "death overall win. Gary Gottschalk ran second and their teammate Brian wish" and Friday, May 13, it two good races to finish in the Adams fi~ished third. The second almost looked like that was going number two spot. heat was pretty much a repeat of to be rhe case. By dawn on Satur-Whenever you have Vander- the last half of the first heat as the day, May 14, however, the camp- missens in a race, there's always a Vandermissensagain took the top round had filled considerably guarantee of it being an exciting two positions battling between and the-Sugar Camp Off-Roaders _ race, but when you add several themselves but this time the other knewitwasgoingtobea"go"for more good drivers, the race gets Michigan boy, Todd Wallace their Off-Road Challenge, the even better, and that was certainly took the third place position. first race of the season in the the case for the Class 10 heats. The Class 11 stock buggies Superior Points Series and a Form-Robert Connor· put on a good were next on the schedule for ula Desert Dog points race. show in the first heat with the their heat. Mark Steinhardt and Thingswerechangedalittle this Vandermissens in hot pursuit. Jeff Jones grabbed the top two year by both shortening the Just as Dave Vandermissen Jr. spots off the start with Dennis course and running two 20 min- started to get the edge on Connor, Riemer and Andy Zipperer taking ute heats for each class instead of the Connor engine started to up the next two places. It looked one long race as had been the case smoke, and it wasn 'tlong before a like Steinhardt's lucky day until. in previous years. disappointed Connor sat watch- two laps from the end of the race The Class 13s and 6s got things ing the race from the sidelines as when mechanical difficulties put rolling with the first green of the the battle continued to wage him out of that heat with Jeff weekend. It was an early lead that between Dave Jr. and Dave Sr. It Jones losing a tire and also his got Tom Jensen's hopes up, not realizing that Blaine Konitzer had the family name to uphold and eventually took the lead and rode it to the end of the first heat. Mark Hackers also wanted a little piece of the action and managed to get by Jensen for second. The second heat brought Jensen back to the starting line with a point to prove, and that he did as he rode flag to flag for the heat 2 victory. Hackers again fin-ished second with Lowell DeGreef finishing third. John Znidorka took the lead for the early part of the Class 6 event, but had some maneuvering problems later in the race dashing his hopes of victory and leaving the door Bill Schirm was the man to beat in Class 3, and nobody did, and Bill and his Jeep led both heats wire to wire for a perfect score at Sugar Camp. Todd Attig won the first Class 1 and 9 heat, but had engine troubles in the second round and dropped to third on points for the day. chance for the win. As the check- was more fancy foot work, this ered flag was displayed it was time by Mike Sorenson who Dennis Riemer and Andy Zip-rolled his buggy several times perer who took the top two spots around, but like Karlman, put it with Tom Arendt coming in third. right back on its wheels to finish The second heat again saw the race in third place behind Brue ·Steinhardt and ]9nes in a battle and Ron Karlman. for first place, but Jones was still Tom Hockers and Dave Van being plagued with problems leav- Den Elzen started the Class· 7S ing the top spot open for Stein-battle waging Sunday morning hardt who checkered the second with Dave Gray pulling up the heat with Dennis Riemer taking · tail. It was an exciting first few the second_ spot and the overall laps as Tom and Dave passed and Class 11 win. repassed each other before For Mike Brue the Class 2- Hockers got the winning course 1600 race was a piece of cake. pegged. Van Den Elzen was push-Even though the rain had started ing hard in the premier run of his to fall just as the race was starting, Nissan, but a weak front end Brue just seemed to know where started to suffer as he pushed to and when to do everything and keep up to Hockers. Only several how to keep ahead of everybody. laps from the end of the race, it It was an exciting race though. was good-bye time for Van Den Shortly after the start of the race, Elzen, and hello second place for Jeff St. Peter had a little maneuv- Dave Gray who out distanced his ering problems, going sideways broken competitor, but couldn't on the track, causing a multi-car quite catch Hackers who took it pileup. While all that was going all the way to the finish line. A on, Ron Karlman was stress test- second heat proved impossible ing his 5-1600 Bug,.taking it over for the 7S class due to only one a number of times before lar,ding vehicle still being in race ready back on the wheels and continu- conditio~. ' ing on with the race. Van Den Elzen wasn't about to · The second heat again saw St. · let a bad break disappoint him or Peter having problems as he got slow his enthusiasm, as he hung up on the back bumper of climbed out of one vehicle, and Mike Brue's car. The two cara- right into the seat of his 1-1600 vanned until the first corner when buggy for the next race, and a Brue left St. Peter to fend for him- _ good race it was for him as he self, as he had a race to win. There drove flag to flag for first place. Jeff Jones was the man of the hour in the single seat Class 11 category, running hard in both heats to the victory in this category, new to SODA. Robert Connor led the first Class 10 heat, but went out soon with engine trouble and his good looking racer was done for the entire weekend. Herb Rosborough won the first four wheel drive heat in his Jeep, and led the second.round for a time until rolling late in the event. G·reg Gerlach sta.rted out leading the 4x4s in the first heat in his tidy truck, but mechanical trouble put ·him on the sidelines before the flag. ~Page 41 July 1988 Dusty Times

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Class 7S is coming along in Wisconsin, and Dave VanDenElzen drove his new Nissan hard, but front end woes dropped him to third in class. Class 13 produces some wild looking body styles. This example jumps well, but Lowell DeGreef ended up third for the weekend in this big class. This Class 13 looks more like a car, but they.must have a truck chassis. Blaine Konitzer won the first heat in his creation, and was fourth Of! points. Jeff St. Peter does a little nose stand in his 1-1600 racer, and Jeff did well in the 13 car class, finishing third on points for the weekend. Cory Friday took his dad's 1-1600 out for his debut, and ran a good heat race, but father Terry went out of action in the second class race. Ron Kar/man ran his 5-1600Bug with the 2-1600class and had a wild time, but he finished fourth on points despite the sideways Dave Hameister ran a good strong race for second, even after taking out a Christmas tree, which dec-orated the hood of his buggy for about half a lap, causing him to pit for a little evergreen removal by his crew. Sixteen-year old Cory Friday ran his first race in dad's, Terry Friday's Mountain Dew special. Cory ran good, and finished about midway in the pack, better than we can say for dad, who ran the second heat, lost the steering wheel on the first turn and then after he stopped spinning, broke shortly after. Terry caught plenty of flack after the race, and who knows maybe we'll see more of Cory on the track this summer. The second heat pitted Dave Van Den Elzen against Jim Wiggins as the green was tossed, but an attri-tion took its toll, Dave Hameister found himself in the winning way as he took the top spot and the overall victory. It looked like a four wheel drive dog race as the green dropped for the start of the Class 3 and 4 event. Greg Gerlach, Herb Ros-borough, John Heidtman and Gerald Foster were pushing each other to the max, with Gerlach nosing out the rest of the troops while Rosborough and Foster looked for the second place spot. which Rosborough had, until Foster passed, but then spun out right after the pass and lost the spot back to Rosborough. It Most Class 11 s, similar to Challenger class, are two seat cars, and Mark Steinhardt drove this one to a fine second for the day in the class. wasn't long after that Foster started having problems, and ended up pulling off the track. Meanwhile Rosborough was rapidly making time on Gerlach, and almost got the best of him, but was forced to keep second for a little while longer, when sud-denly he saw Gerlach move to the side of the course and park his General Tire Special. It was a good break for Jack Heidtman who quickly moved up to the second place spot behind the vic-tor Rosborough. Rosborough looked like he could have had the second heat tied up too, but Heidtman had other ideas, and by the third lap passed into first which he pretty well maintained until the white flag lap when Rosborough knew it was do or die, well .. .it ended up being die. As he went to pass Heidtmann, he got around but almost immediately rolled his Jeep and lost all chances of a second victory. As the checkered flag was brought out it was Jack Heidtman who was the first to see it. Three Class 3s also ran the race with the Class 4s, and it was defi-nitely the Bill Schirm show, as he ran long and strong to take first in both heats with Craig Gray finish-ing in second. Mitch Dumask pulled off the key position in the Class 8 event and was followed closely by Dave Hackers, Dennis Ferdon and Roger Lindsay. The first lap Fer-dc:m found himself losing a posi-action. · Mike Brue favors a tandem two seater for Class 2-1600, and it works for him. He led the ten car field to easy victories in both heats. tion as he was forced to take a breather alongside the track. Shortly after that Dumask then went off the track but it was a permanent position for him, leav-ing the door open to Dave Hackers who ran the rest of the race uninterupted to take first with Ferdon and Lindsay pulling up the rear. The second heat was a carbon copy for Hackers who just ran strong and finished the overall winner. The big buggies were next up as the 9s, 1 s and 2s all bumped together to put on a show. Todd Attig and Dave Van Den Elzen had their hands full as they started the race with the two Vander-missens alongside. It was Attig's race as he stormed flag to flag fol-Lowed by the green machines of the Vandermissens. Heat two wasn't quite as cut and dried for Attig as his engine started to smoke a little more as each lap was made. So it was the Vander-missens who played the game and ran the race with Dave Vander-missen Jr. taking first and dad storming across the line for second. Jeff Jones had no problems keeping his Class 11 single seat :.... going on Sunday as he ran an almost uncontested race for the first place finish. At the end of both heats, Jones had finished with an eight lap lead over his closest competitor Mark Stein-hardt. The last races of the weekend were saved for the women racers, with three entries in the buggy class and three in the Heavy Metal class. Debbie Samuels grabbed the victory in the women's Buggy class followed by Tracy Miller for second. Shari Recla was the champ in the Heavy Metal with Brenda Lemke and Sheri Stoeller taking the other two positions. Dave Hackers drives one of the many tidy Class 8 Fords in Wisconsin, and he blew away the competition with a pair of easy wins at the season opener. Following the leader in Class a was what Dennis Ferdon did in both heats, and he did place second all through the weekend in his pickup. As things wound down, seventy-seven racers had tried their hand at racing the first race of the season for many. The incentive of the 150% payback encouraged many of the drivers to get their vehicles running for the early season race which proved to be, as advertised, one of the finest in off road racinl!. Dusty nrnes July 1988 Page 49

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For a free catalog on Valley Industries full line of towing, cooling and RV accessories, including NFL tire covers, write to Valley Industries, Dept. OT, 1313 South Stockton, Lodi, CA 95240. All Purpose Center Console An innovative Console Con-venience Center is now available for Chrysler and General Motors mini vans. Created and manufac-tured by Center-Tech, the con-sole easily accommodates a cellu-lar phone, or keeps gear safe and secure under locking storage. It also featues a hidden storage cooler with twelve, 12 ounce can capacity, removable insulated liner for quick clean up, two pre-formed beverage holders, and a non-skid top surface. Of durable high impact construction, the console installs quickly and eas: ily. It is available either in OEM factory matching woodgrain or slate gray trim, with a suggested list price of $89.95. For full details write to Center-Tech, Inc., Dept. OT, 3255 Old Farm Road, Walled Lake, MI 48088. New Electrodyne Catalog Electrodyne, Inc. has a new 1988 product catalog featuring an ppanded use of color photog-raphy to showcase their wide range of parts and accessories for European and Japanese cars. This colorful 56 page catalog features new products from nearly every line, headed by an expanded aerodynamic components sec-tion. A variety of new complete "Aero" kits featuring front spoil-ers, side skirts and rear spoilers have been added for various European and Japanese cars. A copy of this new catalog may be obtained by sending $3.00 to Electrodyne, Inc., Dept. OT, Box 9670, Alexandria, VA 22304. Doggone Good Suspension System 4-Way Suspension has un-veiled a whole new breed of sus-pension systems for trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles. Bull Dogs by 4-Way are engineered to meet the handling needs of today's demanding drivers. Retaining the patented 4-Way return-to-center spring system, engineers designed a twin tube, heavy duty shock that features a cellular gas insert that virtually eliminates shock fade due to aera-tion and piston cavitation. Bull Dogs include urethane bushings and are available for most models, including those with aftermarket lift kits. Rounding out the new line is the new steering stabilizer, which eliminates shimmy, shakes and drifting. It works equally well July 1988 with OE or oversize tires and wheels. Bull Dog products by 4-Way are available at specialty automo-tive outlets coast to coast and in Canada. For the Bull Dog catalog and application chart, send $1.00 to 4-Way Suspension, Dept. OT, 5760 Chesapeake Court, San Diego, CA 92123. Hedman Pickup Power for Toyota Hedman Hedders now has available a new header which i,mproves performance and mileage for the 1985-87 Toyota EFI pickups. This new header, part #39490, fits two and four wheel drive trucks with the 22R and 24R engines. It is compatible with all options except column shift transmission linkage. Fo r greater durability in the face of h igh engi ne compartment heat and vibration, this header features heavy duty 16 gauge 1 ½n primary tubes feeding into a 2½" collector which is also 16 gauge. Although primarily designe.d for the street, it is also usable in competition. For more information _ on this header and the complete line of Hedman Hedders and accessories visit your local dealer or send $3.00 for the latest catalog to Hedman Hedders, Dept. OT, 9599 West Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231. New Cagle Regulators CagleofLong Beach has announced new models of its self adjusting fuel pressure regulator, long a favorite of off road racers. The new Competition model in ma·chined aluminum is a high capacity addition for professional use. It features six large ports for maximum I fuel distribution with rated flow of 140 gph. Its rein-forced diaphragm can handle a whopping 30 psi pump input if needed. The new Performance model will flow over 70 gph and will appeal to serious engine builders, and there is a similar Marine model. The Econo m y model has been upgraded in design, and the Turbo models are still available on a custom basis. Get full information on the entire line of Cagle Regulators from Cagle Corp., Dept. OT, 2667 East 28th St., Suite 517, Long Beach, CA 90806. JFZSupe,-pads JFZ Superpads provide excel-lent stopping performance and long wear. They combine the high temp capability of hard pads with the stopping power beyond that of soft pads. Superpads stop so strong they are called a "Power Booster in a Box." If you have just dropped a bunch of horsepower into your street machine, JFZ has Super Street Pads. They are DOT approved and offer the same benefits as our racing pads and deliver no noise fast stops. Addi-tional JFZ Superpad benefits are ultra high friction, they work hot or cold, last two to three times longer, are non-asbestos, and fit all popular racing and GM style calipers. Very special pricing is available for a limited time. Send $4 .00 for a full line catalog to JFZ Engineered Products, 440 East Easy Street, #3, Dept. OT, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Jeep CJ Goodies New from Desert Steel, are these finishing touches for your Jeep CJ. They are the diamond plate corner protectors, bed stiff-ener / tail lights and pre-runner style spin off tire mounts. Dealer inquiries invited. For where to buy, write to Desert Steel, Dept. OT, 1863 Commander Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. New Graphics Catalog Competition G raphics has introduced a new catalog detailing its expanded line of custom pro-duced, self-adhesive vinyl race car numbers, lettering and graphics. A wide variety of colors, type styles and new special effects gra-phics are available in sizes ranging from 1/2 inch up to 18 inch tall characters. Custom vinyl graphics come pre-spaced and pre-aligned to make do-it-yourself installa-tion a snap with professional results. Sponsor logos, insignias and other special art can also be reproduced as a self-adhesive vinyl grapic. Send $1.00 for ship-ping and handling for your catalog to Competition Graphics Catalog, Dept. OT, 31690 West 12 Mile Road, Suite Two, Farmington Hills, MI 48018. Dusty nma

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Off Road Racing Explodes in ColOrado By Tim Behrens Those attending the first edi-tion of the BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix on May 15, in Denver, Colorado, witnessed off road rac-ing explode in a very big way! On race day you could not help but notice the cloud of excitement over the new facility for 1988, the Adams County Fairgrounds. Once a month Adams County Fairgrounds is brought to life when their large asphalt parking lot is transformed into a collage of brightly colored trailers, big rigs and race cars. The infield of the horse race track is turned into a Ed Mailo, who races the same car in the desert, drove his Baja Bug to the heat race and main event victories in the combined Class 2-5. Tim Briscoe·and Danny Sutherland won the donnybrook in the Heavy Metal action, taking first place in both the heat race and, on the last lap, in the main event. Tom Schrievogel started out with a third in the Class 10 heat race, but he got going faster in the main event to fly his Magnum to the victory. There was lots of action in the Class 1-2-1600 main event. Here winner Paul Shaver is closely followed by Brian Liska, who was second in class. Dusty nma Phows: Joanne Blair jungle of jumps and bumps that send the race cars flying high in front of the grandstand. The Fair-grounds is surrounded by two beautifully kept eighteen hole golf courses. You can't help but wonder if a day of golf takes a little longer if you are keeping one eye on the golf ball and the other eye on a $30,000 Chenowth Magnum flying about ten feet above the ground. The car classes being run for 1988 are, Class 1-2-1600, Class 2-5, Heavy Metal, and Class 10. A new addition to the BFGoodrich Off Road Grand Prix for 1988, which ran for the first time on May 15, was motorcycle sup~·-. cross and quad racing. The quads run on the same track as the cars, which allows passing and high speed racing like they have never experienced in stadium short course racing before! Opening ceremonies kicked off the year in a big way. The Official Pace Truck of the 1988 BFGood-rich Off Road Grand Prix, a bright red Dodge Dakota, sup-plied by Front Range Dodge, was decked out with a full package by Mile High 4x4 and Accessories. The Dakota was parked high on top the first jump with the U.S. flag draping from the roll bar to add a special touch to the opening ceremonies. We would like to give a special thanks to Front Range Dodge and Mile High 4x4 and Accessories. As soon as the track was cleared following the opening ceremon-ies, the flag was dropped for the first heat race in Class 1-2-1600. The top three in the first heat were Brian Liska, Shawn Whitney, and John Cunningham. In the second heat race for the class, the first place honors went to Paul Shaver. Paul Shaver was the big winner in Class 1-2- 1600at the new site in Denver, and he won both his heat race and the main event at the first race of the season. Mike Jennings was second and Scott Viers was third. In the Class 1-2-1600 main event there was a tight battle between Paul Shaver, Shawn Whitney and Brian Liska. It was a dash to the finish line, and when it all fell into place, Paul Shaver came out on top, followed by Brian Liska in second and Shawn Whitney in third. In the Class 2 and S heat race and main event, the top three plac-es came out the same. First place went to Ed Mailo in his Colorado Gold VW Baja Bug style race car. Second place went to John Cra-mer, followed by Tony Jackson in third. The Heavy Metal Class allowed for a match between Ford and Chevrolet. In the heat-race Tim Briscoe, and co-driver Danny Suth,erland, battled it out in their Ford Bronco against Jerry Daugh-erty in his Chevy Blazer. Daugh-erty broke, allowing Briscoe to win the heat. Daugherty was back for the main event, and led almost the whole race, but Briscoe took the win at the finish line. Awe-some driving guys! . In the Class 10 heat race Scott Galloway took first, followed by Scott Salon ya in second and Tom Schrievogel in third. The main event was an exciting battle between Tom Schrievogel and Scott Salonya. Schrievogel won and Salon ya was second, followed by Ron McCall in third. If you wonder where Mitch Mustard and Danny Rice were, they were there, but as spectators. Their race cars were on the way to Montreal, Quebec. Danny was second, by the way, in Montreal. Good Job Danny! Coming Next Month ... HORA FIREWORKS 250 STORE MEMORIAL DAY 100 MONTREAL OLYMPIC STADIUM RACE SPRING RUN 101 SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL SCCA PRO RALLY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ACROPOLIS RALLY RACE ACTION FROM COAST TO COAST ... plus all the regular features When you want action, call usl Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racing photography since 1970 Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography July 1988 -----~~ New Address: 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson; California 90746 (213) 609-1772 Page 51

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l -~ ~ "1985 Off Road World Champions" GOWLAND MOTORSPORTS Toyoto Fibergloss Kits Stroker Cronk Shofts Pre Runner Bumpers Rocing Engine1 Piston Kits ' Boker Shocks 34800 Vaquero Rood Cathedral City, CA 92234 By Appointment Only (619) 324-3119 ~R-L FlTH ' -TERPRISES I . ,-:J tt;,f:' ' ., ' , BEEPER 381-3148 < OFFICE PROFESSIONAL POOL SERVICE AND REPAIRS SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL & CUSTOM POOLS 362-4202 LICENSED & INSURED , ACID WASHES• FIL TEAS• HEATERS• MOTORS• ETC. 3999 GRAPEFRUIJ:. CIRCLE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89103 HOUSE of BUGGIES 9027 Campo Road • Spring Valley, CA 92077 • 619-589-6770 MICHAEL LUND L ee Owner (714) 522-4600 (714) 522-4602 rfl@jJJJJd V. W. Service REPAIR O PARTS O SERVICE 6291 Manchester Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90621 IMCO OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 562-17 43 "OFF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10965 HARTLEY RD. SANTEE, CA 92071 Check out the DUSTY TIMES JIM JULSON MIKE JULSON Spcdal Club Sub Offer (Almost half price for group subscriptions) can (818) 889-5600 or write · DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 Page 54 OHN .-CMS "'°'1C/f:TS Send $2.00 lor C.,.... OHNSON CUSTOM RACE CAR PREP FOR WINN ING SUSI ENSION SlfflMS PER FOR MAN CE HIGH PB1F011MANCE SHOCIIS P.O. BOX 912 JAMUL, CA 92035 (619) 669-1978 10 Time BAJA 1000 Winner• OOAl Ii TRFlf .SHOO( SlfflMS FaBIClA5S 10• \1-6 a..a MOTOR PMJS ACCEIVIREI Custom Engines / Transaxles Street · Strip • Offroad MENDEOLA RACING TECHNOLOGY VW • PORSCHE • HEWLAND RACING GEARBOXES (619) 277,3100 7577 CONVOY COURT, SAN DIEGO, CA 92111 TABS -BRACKETS -MOUNl'S Shearing -Punching - Forming Sowing - Tool Grinding - TIG & MIG Welding RACE CAR COMPONENTS STEVE WRIGHT KEITH SCHINDLER (714) 599. 7 627 Riverside, Calif. (714) 351-2515 LANGAN CUSTOM METALS Aluminum Bodies • Accessories Fabrication Specialists 5\5 C 1-t f>. 5 Custom Built to Your Needs by Bill Varnes Mike Brown Covina V-ENTERPRISES JIM LANGAN (818) 966-5625 37925 Sixth St. East, Unit 107 805/272-3843 McKENZIFS AUTOMOTIVE INC. WAREHOUSE D IST R IBUTORS FO R CENTER•LINI: WHEE.LS TECTIRA TIRES KC LIGHTS SUP'ER TRAP' SP'ARK ARRESTORS C IBIE L IGHTS MCKENZIE A IRf"ILTll:IIS WRIGHT P'V.CE DUIIA ■LUE ULTRA BOOT WK■TERN AUTO TIRES 818-784-8438 8 19 . 7es .ss27 SWAY · A •WAY BILSTEI N SHOCKS K.Y.B. SHOCK S BEAIID SEATS HEWLAND GEAltS GUI CHAR■ CROWN Nl'G. NEAL P'RODUCTS RAP'IO COOL TRI-NIL 12945 SHUtMAN WAY, No. 4 HO. HOLLYWOOD, CA ,ieos July 1988 Palmdal e, CA 93550 INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-33 I-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, Including ... • EAL Cutting Brakes'• • Clutch Pedal Assembhes • Master Cyhnders • Hydrauhc Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more VW TRANSAXlES 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 3952 HUDSON CT APPLE VALLEY. CA 92307 "USED BY WINNERS NATIONWIDE" A sk Y oUT Perfomumce Dealer Today -Oil - Fuel - Transmiss ions - Rearends -Offroad, Oval Track, Drag , Marine Q UALITY GUARANTEED Oberg Inc .. 12414 Hwy. 99 So., Dept. DT, Everett, WA 98204 Dusty nmcs

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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 DUSTY TIMES INVITES YOU TO IIICOMI A DIALIR Each month tt'n or more copies of the current issue can be in your shop, to sell or to present to preferred customt'rs. It is :i grC'at traffic builder, and the cost is minimal. CONTACT DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. (818) 889-5600 _ .......... __ ..... --------------------=-_ _..... ..... -_ ..... --..... --_ _.. --..... ----~-.. --~-........ -----~ RACING PRODUCTS 115 OCTANE RACING GASOLINE Anaheim, CA ........................... (714) 630-3810 Bakersfield, CA .. .. .. . . .. .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . (805) 324-9882 Bullhead City, AZ ....................... (602) 758-5480 Colton, CA ............................. (714) 877-0226 Concord, CA ........................... (415) 676-4300 Denver, CO ............................ (303) 750-9619 El Centro, CA .......................... (619) 352-4721 Fullerton, CA . .... ................ ...... (714) 635-5553 Hayward, CA ........................... (415) 783-6500 Lancaster, CA .......................... (805) 948-6044 Las Vegas, NV . . . . .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. . . .. (702) 643-9200 Long Beach, CA ....................... (213) 432-3949 Los Angeles, CA ............ ............ (213) 531-0192 Oakland, CA ........ . . ... .. ............ (415) 261-6900 Phoenix, AZ ............................ (602) 899-1324 -Pleasant Hill, CA ........................ (415) 798-2201 Riverside, CA .................. ......... (714) 877-0226 Salinas, CA ............................. (408) 422-9808 Santa Barbara, CA ...................... (805) 963-9366 San Jose, CA .... ....................... (408) 294-4513 Van Nuys, CA ................... ....... (818) 78500902 Ventura, CA .... ........................ (805) 659-5609 Yuma, AZ .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . .. (602) 782-6543 P.O. Box 610, 333 West Broadway, Suite 202 (213) 437 4373 Long Beach. California 90801-0610 -~T,UMP 'R Race · Engineering 602/435-2797 ' 5316 W. Luke Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301 T.R. STUMP RICHARD LILLY LAURA STOUFFER President Manufacturers of Quallty Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS (714) 630-8283 Anaheim, CA Page 56 1987 BUDWEISER FRT SUPERSTITION SERIES CHAMPIONS JOEY AOZIMA, 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 (818) 988-5510 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 Get the word cut about your busineu, big or small. Put your buainaa card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new cuatomen. Good Stuff Directory Ads are .merely $1.S.OO per month. Track~ide Photo, Inc. Commercial Photography Peter L. Hatch (213) so9-1n2 1507 E. Del Amo Blvd. • Carson, CA 90746 !(ACE TlfANS BY JEFF RELJtr TRflNSflXLE ENGINEEtaNG JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering UnitH Chatsworth, CA 91311 TA~cr,· 112 Octane n-lck 118 Octane Super-n-lck 100 Octane Unleaded racing gasoline Alameda County 14151 538-RACE Phoenix 16021 952-2575 Bakersfield {8051 393-8258 Portland/Vancouver 12061 693-3600 Bremerton 12061377-7951 Riverside {7141 787-8141 Denver 13031 452-5239 Sacramento (9161 638-RACE Et Centro 1619) 352-2600 San Diego {6 I 9/ 460-5207 Hawaii 1808) 682-5589 Saugus 18051 259-3886 Huntington &ach 1714/ 536-8808 Seattle 1206) 833-0430 L.DngBeach /213/ 979-0198 Spokane /509/ 483-0076 lDs Angeles 1213) 863-4801 TriCities {509) 547-3326 Las Vegas 1702/ 871-1417 Tucson J602J 326-8770 Orange County 17141 634-0845 \.Venatchee {509) 663-2912 July 1988 p.iP) 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 f'HIS MIIIIIIIIIIS CHOICIS WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS are used by the sports winning drivers and engine builders. Just ask the top professionals before buying your next cam. Our dedication to performance and quality keeps you on top. Call WEB-CAM for your winning cam for street , strip and off-road or send $3 for the complete ..,.._,~ catalog. ~WEB-CAM 12387 Doherty St., Dept. o/wY1;RFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS .'!::~~ln~~ .. ~3c_,olWcM, (714) 735-2200 Engine & Machine VW -PORSCHE -OFF ROAD 94 7 RANCHEROS .DRIVE SAN MARCOS. CA 920C59 (619) 741-6173 WOODS WHEEL VVORKS Off Road Products ~ar Trailing Arms • Spindles 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix. AZ. 85017 Two for the OH-Road! liotVWs ' p , C For advertising rates & information contact Wright Publishing Co., Inc. PO Box 2260, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 (714) 979-2560 Dusty nmcs

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· PIT TEAM REGISTER l Grr' -fHf WS ~ADY, MA\./! -fHfRE 's A KLVNKER A·COfillNl ~e welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and double spaced copy is acceptable.~Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS LOS CAMPEONES Jon Kennedy, President Malcolm Vlnje, President 3117 Klllarney 2450 Vineyard Ave:, Suite 102 Coata Mesa, CA 92626 Escondido, CA 92025-1330 (714) 641-0155 Meeting - 2nd Wednesday Verdugo'• Mexican Restaurant 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-!1833 F.A.I.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Jeff Randall, President Teri Nicks, Secretary Dave Manlngham, Race Director (714) 879-7697 (213) 943-1916 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. · Holiday Inn -Harbor & 91 Freeway -Radlo-FM-150:00 · CORE made their biggest effort ever in Mexico last month, and the club joined with the Checkers for complete course coverage on pits. CORE folks manned the double pit, 1 and 11, at Ojos Negros and Pit 2 at Santo Tomas. · CORE and Checkers crews both serviced the double pit at Matias Pass, and another at Nuevo Junc-tion. The Checkers handled five " more pits at Colonet, Camahi, Mike's Sky Ranch, San Felipe and El Rayo. It was excellent coverage for CORE's ten teams and the 14 Checkers cars. In Baja Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson did not start, as their van blew up en route to Ensenada, and. they felt they couldn't race with-out a support vehicle. In Class 1, John Kelly and Ron Weiser had steering trouble at San Matias, got fixed, and had more. steering breakage at Ojos Negros, but they finished sixth in Class 1 in the Race~0. In Class 2 Jerry Finney and Dan Foddrill had more than one flat along the way, and they also had steering problems, but they took sixth in Class 2. Those Arizona teams stick together in their troubles and finish positions! CORE's pair of Class 10 cars both finished, the hard way. Steve Centurioni and Larry Job had the ORE up as high as third midway in the race, but they lost a cylinder, which La try had· to block off at El Rayo. But, the Dusty Times (.619) 292-0485 (home) (619) 743-1214 (work) Radio-FM-152.960 MAG7 Jerry McMurry, President Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon HIiis Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 (home) (619) 225-6886 (work) TERRA Jan Sunderland, President 2542 Kemper Avenue La Creacenta, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month - Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT 10 153 Llndell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955)(nlght) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 attrition was so high in Class 10 they still finished fourth. Bill Poe and Ray Kehoe were running second at Camalu, dropped to third at Mike's, and then the trouble started when Ray hit a tree. Bill had woes with the igni-tion system, and much more, but they finally finished sixth. . Dan Araujo and Dave Ramirez ran right with the leaders in Class 1-2-1600 for half the distance. Then Dave found a car killing hole in the pine forest, and John Basso stopped to help him get moving. Later Dave hit a tree, and a cowboy on a horse helped him get going again. The team came in late, but finished 18th in class. Dominic Borra and John Basso lost the clutch near Camalu, flooded the engine with water at Mike's, hit a stump in the 'pine forest, and broke the steering. Basso had to hitch a ride to Ojos to get help, and they cleared only Check 9. Dennis Stankavich and Greg Shapiro had a good run going in Challenger Class until they got to Diablo Dry Lake where they hit a ditch and bent the frame, and that was it for the team. Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin had some prob-lems, but took a fifth place finish in Class 7S in the Toyota. Norm Francis and Dave Clark hit a hole and broke a shock arm after Mike's, got fixed up at the Matias pit and carried on to place seventh among the 28 starters in Class 5-1600. _ The club's only winner in Baja was the potent Jeep CJ 7 of Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson. They had to fight for the Class 3 victory all the way, and they won by only 49 seconds in a real, three-way horse race. CORE meets the first Tuesday of the month at the Burbank Ramada Inn, on San Fernando Blvd. just off the Golden State Freeway at Buena Vista. The meetings start at 8:00 p.m., and guests and prospective members are always welcome. Next for the pit team is the HDRA Fireworks 250 at Barstow, and then the pit workers get a break until the Sep-tember running of the HORA Nevada 500. CALJFORJYIA RALLY SERIES /h Bili Muurt· In a column some months ago, I questioned the difference between 1980 and 1985 SNELL founda-tion standards. My thanks to Erick Hauge for supplying the answers. For 1985 SNELL has converted to using the SI (metric) system, and added fire resistance and a penetration test. I have not been able to determine if they changed the test . levels· for the shock absorption test. Can I simply write these down without comment? Of cause not! SNELL wants the helmets tested under hot, wet and cold condi-tions. Hot and wet I can under-stand, but the cold test is a little hard to believe. For this series of · tests the helmet is conditioned at -10 degrees C ( 14 degrees F) for 4 to 24 hours. How many of you would put on a helmet that was -10°C? Maybe for two seconds. As for wearing one at that temperature for that long; I sus• pect death would not be from head injury (being out in that cold indicates the wearer may be brain dead) but rather from hypo-thermia. One of the other tests is the shock absorption tests. The helmet impacts •anvils of various shapes in such a manner that the headform inside the helmet does not average over 285 g's. (Ag is the acceleration of gravity.) For realistic compairson, an F-16 pulls 9 g's and the pilot is at the . edge of blacking out. The 30mm gun on the Army's Apache heli-copter recoils at 500 g's, per shot. It's comforting to know the helmet passed, but I suspect that the wearer has already gone to the great race track in the sky. The last test is my personal favorite, the penetration test. I think it's great to test the helmet shell but the face shield test (full face helmets) requires an object the approximate size of a .22 bullet going at 455 ft./sec. (310 mph) to hit the face shield and not penetrate. I have encountered irrate farmers and campers on ral-lies and·as such believe this to be useful and protective. DO NOT TRY THIS TEST AT HOME! Right now the only rally guys who have to wear SNELL 85 are the FIA (Olympus) participants. It would figure to be a matter of time before the SCCA rally guys catch on to this and require it too. I intend to write the SNELL foundation as a consumer advo-July 1988 cate. If there are helmets made before the 85 SA specification whose design hasn't changed and which presently meet the stand-ard, we should be able to obtain 85 SA stickers. F.A.I.R. By.Terri Nicks Okay, before I begin this month, I have to set the record straight. I did not get to go to Mex• ico. They wouldn't take me! Everything I'm going to write is what they told me: Our Race Manager for the Baja 500 race was none other than our esteemed president, Jeff Randall. We expected excellence from him and we got it. Jeff coordinated the four FAIR pits and seven FAIR supported entries. He asked me to no.te our special thanks to Yoko-hama for the use of their •pits. Between us, it provided good cov-erage of the course. 1-2-1600. Back at the Santa Catarina pit, things got a little warm. From what I heard, right after John and Hector came in saying they had been hit with rocks, Mjke and Luis, who were working the pit, began to notice brush fires; There were many brush fires all around them. They were getting real ner-vous. As the fires got closer, they could see people standing on the other side of the course watching them.You would not believe how fast a pit can be loaded up into trucks! I understand ·they loaded the generator with it still running, because there was no way on earth they · were going to turn those lights off. Maybe I don't mind being left home so much after all. . For some club business, it is election time agaih. You should all be receiving ballots about now. Let's support our new officers as well as· you have supported this year's board. Also, election time means that membership dues are due. You should receive remind-ers in the mail soon. FAIR meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Fullerton Holiday Inn located at Harbor and the 91 Freeway, at 8:00 p.m. We always welcome guests and prospective members. See you there! SCCA Southem Pacific Dhlision Pro Rally Report We had three Class 2 entries start the race. RCR Plumbing, with Bob Richey at the wheel, was the third car off the line. By Mike's Sky Ranch they had a: 17 minute lead, and they were look-ing great. They were also looking for the pit at Matias for a driver change when they scattered their motor all over their skid pan. Ray and Harold had nothing to do wtth this, they never got into the car, but who is Juanita? John Snider said Harold was with Jua-By Lynnette Allison, Steward nita; was thi~ before or after they Organizer Rob Cherry reports broke the car? Does anyone know the Prescott Forest Rally should a good attorney .... ? -be a great success. The event Beriy Canela and his team had blends the best of the old roads problems right off the start with with some challenging new roads an ignition wire. It seems they for competitors. Out of division were plagued with electrical pmb-teams are now bringing a competi-lems all day and finally got them tive edge and a new wrinkle of straightened out at San Matias. interest into our So-Pac champ• Beny finished seventh in Class 2. ionship events. A special mini The McBride team had a very truck class adds another zinger for looooong day! Don flipped the Prescott. Contact Rob Cherry at car on his half of the ride and it (602) 778-6489 for full informa-took quite a while to get the car tion. And, be sure your vehicle right side up again and then to has a log book! collect their wits. before going on. The divisional championship Now, I was told by several people may be on the line. Results indi-to reassure Don that this wasn't cate that Lon Peterson's lead may his fault, but Bob Figgs. After be whittled away by the next four changing drivers, Matt went on to drivers, should they take a vantage finish tenth in Class 2. of four divisional events now on Our Class 10 entries didn't the calendar. With two out of di-have as much luck. Mike Withers vision finishes allowed toward the was a DNF near Camalu after championship points total, Roger problems with a steering coupler. Hull, with 88, is within a stone's They decided to trailer it. The throw of taking the · lead. Car Weyhrich Team had problems problems at Prescott, a Co-and changed a CV joint at San efficient Jevent, would really put Matias. They got going again, then the pressure on Lon, if Roger con-lost their motor at 3 Poles. Jack tinues with his great finishing and Scott Irvine just had prob-record. And, with two Co-lems. First they drove right efficient 1 rallies recently added through Colonet and missed their on the September 23-25 week-gas pit. They ended up having to end, there are now 100 champ-beg and borrow gas on down the ionship points ready and waiting course. Next they had logistical for a finisher. problems and lost their chase Alternative events include the truck along with their spare parts. Gold Rush _ Rally (Mid~Div) in When they needed another CV, Westcliffe, Colorado, a Co-this posed a problem. Last I efficient 3 event favored by many heard, they had a terrific lunch in So-Pac teams. Plus there is the San Felipe and .deciqed to stay Nevada event currently scheduled there. . for October 14-16. This could Hector Garcia and John add another 100 championship Valadez lost a fuel pump near points to someone's score. The Santo Tomas. They worked on next four months could create that and still had carburetion some interesting changes! problems. Next they got stuck in a . --------------hole near Mike's. They got out of Check Out the that and were hit by boulders near DUSTY TIMES Santa Catarina. They didn't have Special 0ub Sub Offer a real smooth day! They did, how- Cal (111) llt·MIO DUSTYTIMIS ever, finish the race; it was late but 5331 Derry Ave., Suite o they finished 21st in Cla-ss Agoura, CA 91301 Page 57 r

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·-Classifiecl ••• FOR SALE: V-4 Chevy racing engine, Brodix heads, Hilborn fuel injection, Lehma n gear driven Moroso dry sumped, VertP.x electric system, all gear driven, high torque band, Earl's plumbing, 300 plus HP, 4¼ bore. Longer life, less weight than Porsche. Feldkamp/Gardner racing same engine. Built by Ron Trainor Racing Engines and dynoed by Bob's Custom Engines in Phoenix. $9700, firm, serious inquiries only. Call C.L. Hodge in Reno at (702) 853-3448. FOR SALE: Class 5 convertible. Valley Performance 2240 engine, fresh Valley Performance bus tran·smission, 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 ( 7 02 ) 7 31-6 7 08. 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) 626-8663. FOR SALE: 1986 Bunderson Class 1 or 10, Hewland trans, Wright suspension , Dura Blue axles, combos, power steering, Parker Pumper, everything fresh, race ready, includes tandem axle trailer, quick.fills, spares, all extra equip., etc. Receipts worth .over $19,000. Will sell for $12,000 or $9,500 less motor. Call Steve (702) 645-7996. FOR SALE: Berrien.Class 1 or 2. Never raced, 99% complete. Only the best of parts. Must sell. $6,500' or trade. Call for details. Days (602) 931-0740, 881-7374 or 3.75-2004 Eves. Ask for Mark. FOR SALE: 2180cc, roller crank, dual port Zenith, SS LG valves, alt fresh, Oyno 120 H.P., XLNT pre-runner or ? Call for more details, $1,800 OBO. Days (818) 365-1478, nites (805) 269-5044. . FOR SALE: Class 10 Toyota 3TC 1646cc HTC Billet crank, Car-rillo, Venolia, Erson, Head Flow, Moriso, Weaver Bros., 48 FOR SA E p k d 1 Cl 5 Weber,· DRE. 1st Glen Helen, L : ac age ea; ass convertible -Wright Place, 2nd LA Coliseum, 3rd Anaheim, UMP, Mendeola, Funco, Sum-OK desert or S.C. Fresh $4,500. mers Bros., (12) Bilsteins, (8) Call John days (213) 548-812l, Centerlines, Mastercraft, Super eves. (213) 867-0458. Boot, YOO, Allen Fuel Cell, trick FOR SALE: 32 foot American 2110 dual-carb engine. Pre-run -Traveler 5th wheel trailer, 1979 '74 Thing, integrated cage, (8) model. Ref. air, central heat, Bilsteins, Sway-A-Way, close-stereo, fully equipped kitchen and ratio gearbox, YOO. Many spares bath. $7,495. Call (805) 268-forboth.$15,000.00takesevery-1644. . thing. Negotiable. Call (503) 344-------------, 2251. FOR SALE: Class 5 race ready, fresh motor & trans, all Hewland gears, P.S. by Unique, 32 gal. cell, trailer and spares and all equip. $8,500 OBO. Call (619) 728-0837. FOR SALE: '69 VW Bug Open Class Pro Rally, 2180cc, 180 H.P., full cage, suspension mods., Mastercraft seats, Stewart-Warner instruments·, Hella 2000's, skid -plate, Neal brake, 911 5 spd., Hurst. Very good condition, $2,250. Call Mark (303) 772-8358. FOR SALE: Rally Cars: 1980 Corolla T-C, ex-Watanabe/ Mil-ler. Rolled, $2000. Volvo 242 Special. A winner for $5000! 1986 Corolla SRS/ GTS roller, $1000. Volvo 343, the only one .in US, $1000. Also, CLOSE OUT PR1CES on seats, belts, tires, wheels, lights, pins, etc. Call Topi (818) 765-5542 6-10 p.m. DO YOU FINANCIAL ASSIS-TANCE? Experienced driver/ co-driver will pay 1/2 of entry fee just to ride along! Will pay much more if permitted to share driv-ing. Vehicle must have finished in top five in at least one of the last five desert races ( exceptions con-sidered). Call John Becka days at (213) 387-3829. FOR SALE: 36 ft. enclosed Wells Cargo 5th Wheel Trailer. Car-peted w/ awning, generator, dou-ble doors in back, side door, ramps, spare wheels and tires. $5,500. Call Jerry (714) 938-4100. FOR SALE: Class 5 Jimco, HORA/SCORE points champ. 2 races since complete rebuild, all new rear suspension, la.test Wright front end, new 2400cc Type 1. Car is race ready. $17,000. Can be purchased with-out engine and transmission for $12,500. Call John at (619) 583-2488 eve., (619) 562-1743 days. FOR SALE: 1985 Honda ATC 250R. Desert Tank, Wax-on seat, twist throttle, extra tires, front and rear progressive springs, all stock. parts, clean, excellent con-dition. $1,200. OBO. Call Curt at (714) 539-3406. FOR SALE: '64 Baja pre-runner, street legal, full cage. 5" wider front beam, Wright spindles, built IRS trans, strong 1776 motor, Yokohamas on Center-lines, Bilsteins, YOO gauges, Beard seats, Diest belts. $4,000. FIRM. Call Mike at (818) 445-6028. FOR SALE: Class 5-1600 Pre-runner. Swing axle, ball joint front, 24 gal. fuel cell, Beard seats, Bilsteins, 8" front, dual 10" rear., Hella 2000 lights, Centerlines w/ Yokohamas, extra tires and parts . $1,500. Call Jon at (714) 528-9930 or (714) 974-8515. WANTED: Two seater buggie w/ wo engine/trans. Class 2 pre- . ferred. Well used OK. Recent suspension a must. Call Bob Reamer at (213) 325-5141. _ FOR SALE: 1985 Class 3 or 4 Jeep CJ 7 off road racer. Race ready. 1988 points series winner. Call Rick Rogers at (715) 886-3117 or 886-5709. FOR SALE: Beautiful, new, two story home on Playas de San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Two bedroom, two bath, fire-place, tile throughout. All servi-ces available. Two blocks from the Sea of Cortez. Located in the best sport fishing and off road rac-ing area in the' world. $75,000. Call Javier at (619) 459-0925 in La Jolla, CA. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600, very competitive. Hatz motor, Neth suspension,-Fox shocks, UMP steering, Parker Pumper, Beard seat. Race ready. $12,500. Call Joe at (714) 676-8084. FOR SALE: Funco SSl single seat race car. Swing.axle, Porsche spindles, Sway-A-Way bars and spring plates, steering brake, hydraulic-clutch. Less engine and trans. Some tires and rims. Best offer. Good for Class 9 or Chal-lenge Class. Call Earl at (818) 357-4307. r-----------~-----------~--------------------, I · Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I : DUSTY TIMES. : I Classified A.dvertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and l:lhone number. Add $5.00 for I · 1 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 $5.00. ,All classified ads must be paid in advance. I' I ----------------------------I I ----------------------------I I I : ---------~--------------I. I ----------------------~---I I -------------------------- I I ~ I : Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad -------ti= i : Name -----------------------------Mail to: I I Address ___________________ Phone______ DUSTY TIMES I 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O 11, I City ------------------State _____ Zip_______ Agoura, CA 91301 ... Page 58 July 1988 FOR SALE: Sprint race ready, single seat, Class 1-1600, Hawk chassis, Weld wheels, Desert Dogs, Sway-A-Way, Bilstein, Neal, Wright rack, fuel cell, spare transmission, new engine kit, 2 new sets of high compression heads. Many extras. $5,800. OBO. Call Ken at (313) 652-8979 Michigan. FOR SALE: Chenowth Class 10 short course car. Fat Rabbit motor, tall cage, race ready. $12,500 to $19,500 depending on equipment wanted. Call ( 602) 271-9048 or (602) 995-2461-FOR SALE: . Mid-engine Sand-winder single seat Challenger car. Race ready with fresh motor, fresh tranny. Lots of spare parts, including a fresh spare tranny, complete spare fresh motor minus exhaust. snare oarts enough for six front ends, spare shocks, 12 spare drums, 20 tires and wheels. Sway-A-Way, Pumper, the best of everything. Reason for sale, drivers changing classes. $15 ,000 takes everything. Call Don Rountree, (714) 825-0583. FOR SALE: Single seat Chal-lenger, Hi Jumper chassis. Fox shocks, Beard seat, Y okohamas, Sway-A-Way, Deist belts, nets. · fresh motor and trans. Complete with spare parts and trailer, $4700. Car was 1987 SNORE ChaJlenger Class champion. Call · Pete at (213) 634-7732. LATE FLASH! GOODNEWS! John Dyck's Class 4 Jeep Hon-cho, involved in the serious acci-. dent at San Matias Pass during the Score Baja Internacional, is home safe and sound in Phoenix. John phoned us on press day with the news that he and his crew picked the truck up at the San Ysidro Office of Instant Mex Insurance on June 17. It was totally intact, not a thing missing. John thanks Sal Fish and Score and all the people involved in the retrieval of his race vehicle from the impound area in San Felipe where it was taken after the accident. John also extends warm thanks to Rod Hall,Joe MacPherson, Bill · Stroppe, Buddy Renae and Bill Donahoe who have presented him with financial help in order to get · his Jeep to the starting line at Bar-stow. Isn't it keen to hear about such a happy conculsion to what started out as a most frightening experience for John Dyck and his crew . Dusty flina

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Americans Fare Well in Ill-Fated South American Rally dent, but no one was seriously injured. The Super Gal race team suffered minor injuries when their Nissan rolled over an embankment near the l!nd of the Team Maybe Manana headed by Ron Clybourne, Seattle, WA, and Ken Walters, Santa Rosa, CA, recently drove their 1988 Jeep Cherokee to a second place overall and first in the Modified 4x4 Class in the inaugural 25 day South American Rally. In addi-tion to the class and overall stand-ings, the team was the only U.S. vehicle to officially finish; also Best Support T earn honors were presented to them at an awards ceremony held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Originally organized as the TransAmazon Rally Adventure, the event was renamed when the competitors had to take charge when the original organizers, Exploration Society of America (ESA), were unable to fulfill their obligation. With the help of the South American Sporting Auto- · mobile Federations, led by Leo- · poldo Barbosa of the Touring Automobile Club of Venezuela, the race was organized to run under FIA Category II rally rules. This meant the racers ran against the clock with special timed sec-tions throughout the event. The event got underway on April 22 with an estimated 200,000 wellwishers lining the streets of Cartagena to watch 75 automobiles and 10 motorcycles begin their 25 day adventure across 87 miles of South Ameri-can terrain. Walters and Clybourne chose the name "Maybe Manana" for their race team from a phrase that stuck in the minds of these racers from a previous desert race. The team consisted of two vehicles and six team members. Riding in the Jeep with Clybourne and Walt-ers was Jim Harrison of San Luis Obispo, CA. A second vehicle used for support was a 1985 F350 Ford Crew Cab dualie with enclosed service bed. Clybourne's long time crew chief Brian Lowe of San Diego, CA navigated for the three passenger service vehi-cle. Driving was shared by Ken's off road racing partner Keith Haskins of Windsor, CA and Bryant Hibbs. Hibbs, of B-Bar-H Unlimited, Dulzura, CA designed and built both of the rally vehicles. On the first leg of the trip Team Maybe Manana put their Jeep in the top 10 and were reported as Top American T earn. On day eight, Ken Walters drove the Jeep to a first place overall on the Cuena to Loja, Ecuador, timed section to put the team in third place overall. The support truck was entered in the truck category but hadn't done so well; it was caught on the wrong side of a major landslide and lost 10 hours as it was forced to back track 1 SO miles. Attrition was high at this point as only 40 autos and 7 motorcycles remained in the event. On May 4 (day 13) Walters and Clybourne put their Chero-kee into first place in the Improved Production class. The support vehicle was officially pulled from the competition to devote full attention to the Jeep. On May 10, Ron Clybourne won first overall on the only prime stage held in Chile to put Maybe Manana in fourth place overall. At this point only 16 of By Homer Eubanks event. The only other reported accident was a traffic accident involving Kengo Okamoto, the original starters were still offi- Japan. He received minor injuries dally competing. The first two after hitting a car and demolishing overall positions were Robin his Kawasaki KLR 650. Bennett and Rob Shirley on Of the 85 starters only 16 vehi-motorcycles. des officially finished. Various After racing for 25 days, the mechanical problems took a toll team of Bernard Cave/Victor on the competitors but a couple Perez, Venezuela, came into of stories are of particular inter-Buenos Aires, Argentina first in est. One competitor made a navi-their Toyota. Besides the overall gational error and flew into what standing, the duo won first place he thought was a check point. honors in the Marathon 4x4 class. Once stopped he found he had Ken Walters/Ron Clybourne, crossed a border illegally and was USA, brought their Jeep Chero-taken from the vehicle at gun keeacrosssecondoverallandfirst point and detained in one of in the Improved Production class. South America's finest for nearly Third went to Venezuela's Michel a week before being released. One Barthes/ Aytor Pascual in a Modi- team of racers made a wrong turn fied 4x4 Toyota. and ended up running out of gas. Other top finishing Americans As if that wasn't bad enough, an were Robert Shirley, first motor-argument insued over which way cycle, who was followed by they should walk for gas. Being motorcyclists Robin Bennett and disoriented they obviously chose Steve Maloney. • the wrong way and ended up Third place overall went to walkingallnight,inapouringrain Venezuelans Michael Barthers/ storm, until finding refuge with Aytor Pascual in a Modified 4x4 ' of the natives. After borrow-Toyota. First place in the Mara- ing a couple of burros the two thon 4x2 class was Gonzalo Mon-rode for hours before getting gas. tallo from Ecuador in a Chevette. When the racers caught up at the Second place in the Modified 4x4 next check point they told ev-class were Russell Gooding/ eryone about the pain in the ass Roger Jenkins of England in a mistake that they had made. Land Rover. Third place went to The first South American Rally the Columbians, Gustavo Yaca- is now history. The event sur-man and Raul Romero in a Chev- vived the financial disasters of its rolet Trooper. Javier Saccio and founding organization, 8500 Andres Saccio, Peru/USA drove miles of rough roads, two deaths, their Nissan to the win in Modi- storms, mud slides and border fied 4x2 division. crossing hassles. The historic Tragedy struck the event early event brought many of South when two Chilians were killed in a America's countries together and Toyota 4-Runner that struck a helped form an International tree. Ironically, another 4-Runner alliance between Americans, Jap-also had an accident approxi-anese, Hollanders, Belgians, and mately 4 miles from the first acci- Mexicans. The Ultimate Race Truck The fuel supply system, seat belts and front and rear driveshafts were also modified to meet safety requirements for race vehicles. A GMC Sierra full-size pickup truck led a field of Indy cars to the Miller High Life 200 race start in Milwaukee on June 5, marking the first time in automotive racing history that a major race has been paced by a truck. The GMC Sierra truck is the first truck ever to be included in the CART (Championship Auto Dusty flmcs Racing T earns) sanctioned PPU Indy Car World Series fleet of pace vehicles. Capitalizing on the truck's· toughne·ss, dependability and per-formance characteristics, PPG Industries, Inc. modified the Sierra to qualify it as a pace vehi-cle. The truck is powered by a special electronical!y fuel-injected 400-cubic inch VB with over 400 horsepower. Several modifications were made to the vehicle's engine and cooling system to meet the unus-ual demands of racing. These include the addition of special stainless steel exhaust headers, an ultra-low back pressure exhaust system and an aluminum radiator. July 1988 The Sierra's suspension and steering were modified for racing providing the truck with a new lower ride height and revised sus-pension travel and steering geometry. Other important changes include a reinforced frame, revised spring rates, and the addition of stabilizer bars and unique 16-inch wheels with Good-year P255/50 ZR16 Eagle tires. Body modifications to the 500 Series pickup include a removable glass T-top, built-in roll cage, complete ground effects package for aerodynamics, leather interior matching the exterior fluorescent paint scheme, and walk-through capability from the cab to the cargo box where two rear facing jump seats are anchored. These changes were provided by Cars and Concepts, Inc. GMC Truck is the official truck of CART racing events for the fifth straight year providing the pace truck and another Sierra veh-icle which acts as an immediate response vehicle. In addition, 53 support and courtesy trucks are used at each of the PPG Indy Car World Series races in the U.S. which run through the Fall. The GMC Truck support and courtesy fleet includes compact S-15 Jimmy utility vehicles, an S-15 pickup, full-size Rally vans and Sierra full-size pickups. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Armstrong lire Co. . . . . . . . 11 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . 27 Paul Bowen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . . 25 Car Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Champion Bead Lock Co. . . . 35 CORVA ................ 12 Dura Blue ............... 4 FAT Performance ........ 10 Fuel Safe . . . .. •. . . . . . . . . 15 Bf Goodrich -lire Division . . . . . . . 30-31 Goodyear lire & Rubber Co. . ........... 7 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . . 17 JaMar Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 KC Hilites .......... : . . . 21 Maida M·otors of America ... · 9 Mc Kenzie Automotive . . . . . 40 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . 37 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . 22 PCI Race Radios . . . . . . . . . 41 SAW. Inc. : ............. 23 Score Riverside Races . . . . . 19 Marvin Shaw Performance Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 SNORE-KC Hilites • Mid.night Special . . . . . . . . 5 • Station 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Summers Brothers . . . . . . . . 29 Superstition 250 V . . . . . . . 34 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group . . . . 13 Toyota Motorsports Back Cover Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . . . 8 Valley Performance --Hewland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , Wright Place .......... .' . 32 Yokohama Tire Corp. . . . . . . . 2 HELP!! HELP!! HELP!! Desperately need to talk with MR. JIM COLE A.S.A.P. Please call collect after 6:00 p.m., any time. Ask for Char or Paul. (714) 534-3519 Page 59

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