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1988 Volume 5 Number 9 Dusty Times Magazine

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,. -WIIIIN I • Nallll• f . Covering the world of competition in the dirt ••

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Farewell, Riverside. Goodbye, competition. The Stroh's/SCORE Off,Road World Championship at historic Riverside lntema, tional Raceway was the last event ever for the 31,year,old racing facility. Jeeu's final tribute to Riverside came in the form of victories. Mike Lesle led Jeep's efforts by taking on Riverside's short but brutal course in his four,wheel drive Jeep Comanche. In an all,out effort, Lesle easily outdistanced his compe-tition from Ford, Chevy, Mazda, and Nissan without suffering a single mechanical failure. Jeep and Lesle are currently in the lead for the Class 7 ,4x4 Manufacturers Title. Jeep also wrapped up the top spot in Class 3. Don Adams, driving with his son Doug, piloted their Jeep Wrangler to the top spot in the class. Walker Evans fought it out in the Mini Metal Challenge to bring his Comanche stadium truck in for a strong second,place finish that rounded out Jeep's impressive performance for the da_y. With these victories, Jeep has said its farewell to Riverside and, in the process, said goodbye to the competition. Only in a Jeep® 11 IJeepll~l Jeep is a registered trademark of the Jeep Eagle Corporation. -omc,ai Sponsor 1988 u.s. Otympoc Suckle up for safety.

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-Volume 5 - Number 9 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Edito r RicharJ K. Schwalm Editorial Associate Jan Flick Mazzenga Controller John Calvin C irculation Jerry Lawless Traffic John Howard Con tributors Darla Crown C & C Race Photos Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Winnie Essenbt'rg Homer Eubanks Deb Frdmuth Tom Grimshaw Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Rod Koch Cam McRae David Ryskamp Judy Smith John Sprovkin Linda W higham 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof A rt Director Larry E. Worsham T ypesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT September 1988 THE OfflCIAL VOICE Of PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN C Off-ROAD ~~ 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. Uni;olicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, USPS-305-690, ISSN 8750-1732, is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301,(818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permis-sion from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty T imes, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 9 1301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 533 1 Derry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 9 1301. OF THE MONTH ••• In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page MTEG at the Los Angeles Coliseum . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ADRA Snowflake Buggy Bash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 SCCA Divisional Prescott Rally ...................... 26 Chenowth Mini Mag . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 VORRA Virginia City 200 . . .................. ...... 32 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Susquehannock Trails Pro Rally ........... .......... 36 PAC Ashcroft 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 WRC Olympus Rally ........... ................... 40 Wild West Pro Rally ..... . ..................... .... 42 USA Night Sand Drags at Glen Helen ................. 43 Glen Helen Short Course Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Gran Carrera de Tecate-San Felipe ..... .............. 48 BFGoodrich Challenge in Toronfo .................. . 50 DEPARTMENTS Soap Box by Jean Calvin . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . • 4 Side Tracks by Judy Smith . . ......... . ............. . . 6 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Trail Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . • . . . . • . . . . . . . . . 8 Yokohama 6-50 Club ................ . ........ . . .... 14 Pony Express . . . . . • . . . . • . . • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • . . . 20 Georgia Report . . • • . • . • • . . • . . • . . • . • . . . • • . • . • • • • • . . • 3 7 Driver Rep Report by Mike Church • . • . • . . • . • • • • • . . . • 44 SCCA Divisional Rally Report by Lynnette Allison . : ••• 44 Pit Team Reports ..... . • .••••.•.•.•.....•......••.. 45 Good Stuff Directory . . . ......... . . . ............... 52 The Losers by Judy Smith •.•...••..•.........•••.•. • 57 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . • . . . . . 58 Tech Tips by Bill Savage . . . .... ................... . . 59 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . 59 ON THE COVER- The 10th Anniversary of the first off road race in the Los Angeles Coliseum brought out the same sort of wild and wooly action that was a feature of that first stadium race promoted by Mickey Thompson. Last July the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group had a full program to delight the crowd, and the action in the Grand National Truck class featured flying fiberglass from flag to flag. When it all settled down, Rod Millen, our cover boy, shown here flying off the Peristyle, won the main event and the points for Mazda. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Enterprises. /\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! D 1 year - $11.00 D I years - $10.00 D 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••. "Fill 'er up with high test, please", the pilot of this light plane said to the folks at the Chevron Station on Chiriaco Summit off 1-10 in southern California. Note that the other customer, working on his engine, is most nonchalant about the winged three wheeler in the station that usually serves only highway customers. The plane did in fact take on gas, and then took off from the same stretch of highway upon which it landed. Those Interstates are handy for many reasons. Photo by Bob Kephart. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. H you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or Bx 10 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 Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - I year $15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription rJtes 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. Dusty Times September 1988 Page 3

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Soap Box ••• By jean Calvin TO PRE-RUN OR NOT The Proposed Ban Could Seriously Damage the Sport and the Industry Pre-running or practtcmg the desert, long course off road races some time prior to the event has been a major part of the popular-ity of the sport since its inception. Interview after interview with prominent racers indicate their heavy involvement in desert rac-ing is partially due to the enjoy-ment of pre-running a race course with family or friends, touring the desert at speeds reasonable enough to enjoy the scenery, and escaping for a weekend from the rigors oflife in the civilized world. Many well known drivers, from ParnelliJones to Corky McMillin have stated that the pre-run phase of off road racing is by far more enjoyable than the high stress of race day. In recent months the move-ment to ban pre-running has gained enough momentum to provide a serious threat to the time honored custom in off road racing. Some say it is more than a threat, but in fact a reality in some desert areas chat host off road races large and small. In the July 1988 issue of Fastrax, the late Walt Lott announced that the BLM area resource managers from Arizona, Nevada and Cali-fornia were to have a meeting soon and discuss the problem. Lott stated that a ·small portion of the racers had brought this about, by straightening out corners, wid-ening the course and making new roads, before the course maps were available or the course was approved by the BLM. He blamed the proposed ban on this sort of abuse of the privilege of using the desert for off road racing. No news of the BLM meeting or the decisions made there has reached this office. There are few plus factors to the concept of flying blind into the dust off the starting line, how-ever. Still, there is no question that the impact to the desert trails would be less, especially in heavy silt areas. But, the same roads would still have to be graded after an event, because once 100 cars or so have raced over a soft area, the damage is done. The only differ-ence might be that the silt would not get as deep or the trails as wide. But, the trails in question are usually in OHV areas at any rate. Another factor that might be a plus is that racers would no longer need to build and maintain a pre-run vehicle, or make an extra trip to the race site, or go to the race a day earlier in order to pre-run. But, this factor also has a negative result, noted later in this article. There is no question that racers could save some money if NOBODY was allowed to pre-run, but who could guarantee that! Proponents of the ban on pre-running point to the success in both SNORE and ADRA races. AORA does not allow pre-running at all, only a short few miles for carburetor adjustment. About half of SNORE's club races ban pre-running, or if Page 4 allowed, only early on race day. Of course both of these organiza-tions used shore routes, normally no more than 30 miles, with seven to ten laps of the route. Drivers unfamiliar with the area do their pre-running on the first lap, and try to make up time in the later laps. Also, the average entry on the course at one time is under 50 cars in both cases, and few if any trucks compete regularly in either Arizona or southern Nevada club races. Finally, with -such a short course, both SNORE and ADRA have no problem marking the course at closer intervals than the norm in major events, and they-can get all the marking done the day before the race. However, so many laps on a short course end up having the same sort of impact on the desert that fewer laps of a longer course has; so the organizers still must grade sec-tions of their courses after an event. On the negative side for the competitor, a ban on pre-running is an open invitation to those who do to short course whenever pos-sible, something that is getting out of hand in the major events. Those with a built in knowledge of the major race courses could use their short cuts with virtual impunity, and, if faced with an off course penalty, could, with justi-fication, claim the markers were down, and they didn't know they were off course because they were not allowed to pre-run. Those in the same race who plodded along looking for course markers would be the losers, and the few that Lott was talking about in his column would probably end up winning more often than not. We don't chink that a BLM ban on pre-running will deter those competitors who have much at stake, who answer to major spon-sors and who must produce wins. For example, some of the well-known courses in the southwest, Barstow, Parker, Lucerne Valley, are open OHV areas. They are only closed to such traffic shortly before a major race. So, armed with last year's course map, anyone could pre-run Parker, since the course is more or less written in stone and has been for several years. The only difference would be they would need to do their scouting several weeks before the event, before the BLM closes the area to casual traffic. But, say in early January, anyone with a licensed vehicle, green sticker or plated, can bound around the Parker area legally. Others, with bigger budgets, can pre-run from aircraft, which is also an excellent method of spotting short cuts. At Parker pre-running is already restricted both in time and speed, and the dis-tance one may pull off the trail for lunch or whatever. Without the legal pre-run, folks could be all over the desert, in forbidden areas. They could also be in the same areas and not even know it during the race, because they didn't have the fluttering ribbons on the no passing zones when they pre-ran. Face it, few spot all the course markers at racing speeds. They are perfectly visible, how-ever, at pre-run speeds. On the economic side of the issue, a ban on pre-running could have a serious impact. It is diffi-cu lc enough to find a town friendly enough to host an off road race, suffer the dust and traf-fic congestion, etc. This factor could affect Score more than HORA. It is hard to imagine why either Parker or Lucerne Valley would go to the extraordinary effort both these communities put forth to host a race, if they could not reap the extra income from the pre-run weekends. Race weekend most people come nearly self-contained, but when they pre-run they buy gas, grocer-ies, meals and more in local outlets, spending far more than they do on race weekend. Without pre-running why would the citizens of either town provide the wide scope of perks FREE to the race organizers. The use of city parks for tech, impound and the like, public buildings for registration, and the closing of city streets for contin-gency row, are all free to Score. The citizens provide other serv-ices during race week, including course monitors and escort peo-ple, even checkpoint workers. If the community did not have the financial benefit for more than two days, well, you figure it out! Truly the pre-run activity pro-vides the major portion of the financial benefit, up in the mil-lions of dollars according to local spokesmen, for these small desert towns. Moving into the HORA scene, the Mint 400 could be the biggest loser, although we predict most events would lose a certain amount of entry if pre-running was banned. There are drivers who need co practice to gain the confidence of knowing where they are going in order to race, and to know where the biggest hazards are in order to compete with any success. Such competi-tors might opt for another, safer form of recreation, and the entry in the series races could suffer. At the Mint, or whatever it will be called in 1989, a certain portion of the entry comes from far away, and many of these people are often driving their first desert race. They take vacation to come to Nevada to pre-run, set the car up for the desert, and try to finish the race. Many have little or no knowledge of the hazards of desert racing. Without clues from other pre-runners, and at least one practice lap, they might be afraid to tackle the course at all, or worse, be injured in dusty traffic. We have no idea what impact the pre-run ban would have- in insurance costs, but surely turn-ing ordinary people along with professional racers loose in an event where they don't know where they are going will not make underwriters smile. For sure off road racing would be far more dangerous, especially the big entry events with the wide variety of speed potential between classes. No other form of auto rac-ing takes place without practice sessions of some sort. The excep-tion is SCCA rallies, where a complete, inch by inch course September 1988 description is supplied in the road book, and the racing stages are seldom more than ten miles long. Insurance for pre-run or prac; tice periods has been available to desert race organizers for years. We know one car race promoter who claims he would not conduct a race unless he can provide prac-tice time for the desert competi-tors, claiming the increased liabil-ity to his organization is just not worth it. This organizer has always carried pre-run insurance and claims it is not costly. Imagine the horrors of logistics for pit teams and manufacturer's groups! Given no pre-run, one assumes course maps would not be available either, until the elev-enth hour. Picture pit people holding late night meetings to establish pit locations, then the o;.. course pit folks stumbling through the night, trying to find the course, set up and be ready for their teams on race day, teams that really don't know where their pits might be! Picture chase crews running all over the desert, including the race course. Natu-rally, they would have no way of knowing which trails, say at Bar-stow, were the course and which were access roads. For sure the major events would need to have far more frequent and complete course marking, which would take an army to accomplish the day before a race with laps of 100 miles, like Parker, Lucerne, the Gold Coast, Mint 400, etc. It is ironic that major truck manufacturers have been selling special edition units called 'pre-runners' for a few years now. The ban could effectively end such promotions, and possibly even hurt light truck sales in some areas. It would certainly hurt sales of on/off road tires! Still, the major economic commercial impact would strike the smaller companies whose shops build race cars and pre-runners. There is an entire industry involved in parts sales, the building and main-taining of pre-run vehicles as well as race cars. Read the following letter from one such small busi-ness owner, who could well be put out of business by a ban on pre-run activity in the desert. Dear HORA and Score Inter-national: It was with great alarm that I read Walt's article in Fastrax con-cerning the possible elimination of pre-running. In my opinion, this would deal a serious blow to off road racing. I own the Downey · Race Haus, and as such make my living from selling off road parts and fabricating off road vehicles, mostly pre-runners. Already I've had many of my customers react badly to chis news. Several of them have halted work already in progress on their pre-runners. They are afraid of investing more money into an already expensive car that will become a dinosaur if pre-running is banned. A pre-running ban will also affect the race cars. Those of us with limited budgets grudgingly accept the risk of a demolished race car in the normal course of racing. However, chis risk increases ten fold without the safety benefits of pre-running. The drivers' health and safety is also directly tied to this increase · in risk. Another serious drawback to a pre-running ban would be driving into a group of spectators while following another car in the dust. Good spectator vantage spots are just one of the many things that are carefully noted as possible trouble areas by all race car driv-ers as they are pre-running. Ninety percent of the things I put into my pre-run notes are safety related. A safe race is a fast race with a greater chance of finishing well. A heavily damaged race car or a serious injury resulting from an unknown obstacle would put a driver out of the racing program for an extended period. Add these drivers to both the racers who will refuse co accept the added risks, and those who make their living from off road parts and service, and the number of entries will drop. As the number of entries drop, so will the number of involved people, spectators and manufacturers. This reduced interest will result in another drop in entries. Since both HORA and Score make·a living from half the entry fees, and since I race for the other half, this can't be a good thing for either of us. I suggest chat HORA/Score go to bat for us with the BLM to maintain the limited pre-running chat we have now. In the past HORA/Score have stated that pre-running time was reduced due to the serious abuse of the pre-running privilege. This abuse resulted in new trails and roads caused by course cutting and wid-ening. Some racers are probably doing chis. However, when I pre-run I stay on the marked course exactly as I do during the race. I would further suggest that as promotei:s, HORA/Score may find it necessary to police this problem to save pre-running, thus insuring the continuation of large numbers of entries. For myself and the Downey Race Haus Team, we will write letters stress-ing the safety related problems of a ban on pre-running. They will be mailed to Mark McMillin, who is currently compiling the letters and preparing a formal package to be presented to the BLM. Rich Fersch T earn Downey Race Haus Class 1-2-1600, FAIR Rich makes some excellent points in his letter. Like him, it is our opinion that the proposed ban on pre-running would increase the always present dangers in off road racing, cause logistical nightmares, and have a serious financial impact on the sport, the towns that host it, and the industry grown up around it. The only apparent benefit would be slightly less traffic impact on the desert OHV areas used for off road racing. It is certainly a top heavy equation! We welcome your opinion on a pre-running ban, pro or con, and we will publish your letters in upcoming issues. Don't just write us, however, write to both Score and HORA as well, and give them some ammo with which to fight this ban for the benefit of their members. Volunteers are invited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of the sport. Your words, short of being libelous, will be printed, so send along your praise or damnation on your Soap Box topic. Call or write DUSTY TIMES with your Soap Box ideas and get on the schedule. Dusty Times

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Side Tracks ••• By Judy Smith This time it seems they've really done it. There's a Mervyns department store building on the hill just east of the start area, and the bulldozers are waiting in the fields. That hill, now crowned by a shopping center, was a part of the race course in '73, when Mickey Thompson presented the first annual "RV Spectacular" at Riverside. The course was seven-and-a-half miles long that year -at first. The track also included part of Turn 9 that year, and it ran down the paved back straight where it was spooky to watch the front end of the car lift as speeds climbed. Thompson's Ridge was not intended as part of the race course, and was landscaped with a healthy growth of green iceplant before the advent of the off road-ers. M.T. was the first to climb up on to the ridge, but it wasn't long before everyone took that route, slipping and sliding in the squishy iceplant which had totally disinte-grated before the first day was over, and it never grew back. Besides the off road races, the "RV Spectacular" featured an RV display area, an off road trade show of sorts, live bands, with dancing one of the nights, and square dancing during the day-time. The opening ceremonies were appropriately spectacular, including a madman who did gymnastics on a trampoline dang-ling from a helicopter which hovered over the Turn 6 grand-stands. The program for the event noted that there would be "21 classes of Sportsman and Profes-sional category off road ma-chines", running in "all day pre-liminary races on October 6, and four main events on October 7." Practice for all classes was on October 5. In addition to all that activity, the RV owners had a series of "non-racing competition events", Tundering. through f ~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. in which they ·corn.peted° for cash and merchandise prizes. Even the RVs were divided into classes, with vans, campers, motor homes and fifth wheelers in one group, and four wheel drive RVs in another. Saturday was to start out with one lap around the seven-and-a-half miles, to "check track condi-tions after all night watering." My memory is dim about that, but I do remember plenty of mud. However, the course didn't stay at that seven-and-a-half mile length. It didn't take Mickey long to fig-ure out that once traffic thinned the spectators would be bored to death waiting for the cars to come around. So they kept whittling away at it, and by race time it was only about four miles in length, having had the big loops out around what is now Mervyn's shopping center taken out. The first year was the time that Bobby Ferro endoed his single seater out through the fence and onto the freeway on ramp. Bob came to find himself facing astounded local commuters. He wasn't seriously hurt, but his chance at the win was gone. Rick Mears was the big winner that year. There were some other differ-ences, one being that the haybales in use all around the track now weren't there then. Instead, the folks who laid out the track had filled 55 gallon drums with wet dirt, and set them out to mark the course. If a racer hit one of those babies it was the end of the race. They were solid, and as you charged along, wheel to wheel with another car, you kept close watch on the drums, knowing that to side-swipe one was to amputate a wheel. The start was different in those days, also. All the vehicles lined up in turn six and the flagman, visible only to those in the first couple of rows, waved them off ttom there. STUB AXLES• TORSION BARS• AXLE BOOTS INTERMEDIATE DRIVE AXLES• TRANS FLANGES CV JOINTS• CV JOINT CAGES Oura Blue i~c. 1450 N. Hundley, Dept. OD, Anaheim CA (714) 632-6803 Page 6 This first year the rules required a mandatory tire change for every vehicle, so that the spec-tators in the Turn Six grandstands could see how a real off road pit crew worked. Each vehicle had to come in and have a tire removed and replaced. It was o.k. to put the same tire back on the car, but according to the rules the tire was to be "spun around" once before it was replaced. That first Riverside event wasn't what you'd call a howling success, but those of us who raced had a heckuva good time. It was fun, and as Mickey promised, it was a real ego builder to have an audience for a change. So when '7 4 rolled around, the racers came back. But that was the year of the first gas shortage, and Los Angeles fans stayed home in droves. They couldn't be sure they'd be able to buy gas to get home from River-side - so they didn't go. And '74 wasn't a big success either, although there was some wonder-ful racing; particularly the duel between Roger Mears in his Hi Jumper and Parnelli Jones in the Funco. From where I sat in the infield, on my broken car, I remember seeing the red glow of the light on P .J. 's dash several laps before the end, and knowing that Roger probably had the win. He did, but he had to work for it. I also remember a tough battle between Rod Hall in his Bronco and Sherman Balch in a Scout, which ended with Balch winning. In '74 the course had been con-siderably shortened, and if memory serves, it was only about two-and-a-half miles long, and ran within the confines that have been used for the past several years. There were a couple of extra loops over on the east side that have since been dropped. I'll never forget trying to drive Harry Jackman's Mazda powered mid-engined single seater at Riverside that year. It had a Porsche five-speed which had been put in backwards since the car was a midi. Consequently, the normal shift pattern was reversed, and if that wasn't different enough from my old familiar four-speed Hustler, it had those five gears. I never could figure out what gear I was in, or what gear I'd go into whenever I shifted. I was secretly relieved when a balljoint broke and put me out of action, because I'd been terrified that I'd do something really stupid in front of the audience. One Riverside blurs into another after that, but isolated events stand out. I remember one year when a thick fog greeted the early risers. It was so dense that standing at the fence above the ridge, you couldn't see the track. Practice got off to a late start that day. I remember Martin T ajra, in his very fast Class 2 car, with the automatic transmission. His car owner, Fred Keiser, had been try-ing to make the car work all year, and it finally looked as if every-thing was going right. The car handled beautifully, it had plenty of horsepower, and Tajra was doing a great job of driving. But then, as he tried to lap a slower car he was crowded by the la pee, their tires touched, and Tajra's car flew up through the air and stuffed itself into the fence, just before the first hairpin, where it dangled for the remaining laps of the race. September 1988 .... . It was casual dress during Saturday's action in 1975, as Judy Smith flies her Hustler along the trail, wearing a helmet and T-shirt as is the driver alongside her. The second round of Riverside in 1974 was quite an affair, and Judy Smith drove Harry Jackman's Mazda powered car in Class 1, but it went out with mechanical trouble. I remember Marty Letner win-ning the first Pepsi Challenge in his car with the laundry basket on the roof, and I remember the Jeep Celebrity events, and Ken Norton doing a multiple endo in his Jeep, and then casually climbing out and strolling the length of the infield, waving at the spectators, as if he did that every day, And the rain. It has rained on Riverside only twice, but, boy, did it throw a monkey wrench into the works when it did. One year it stopped the racing for a couple of hours as first they waited for the rain to ciuit, and then they tried to dry up the course. They didn't have to have the water trucks out any more that day. I remember when my ex-husband drove the pickup with a rented camper on it into the tun-nel. The camper, in which our 10 year old son was snoozing, was skinned off the truck and landed, a heap of rubble, on the pave-ment. Our son, though startled to find himself in the sink, was unhurt. The camper was trash. I remember the times the septic tanks overflowed and sewage ran down from the Turn Six rest-rooms through all of the pit area, in a foul smelling stream on Sun-day afternoon. I remember my ride with Dan Gurney in a Class 8 truck. I rode with him in the practice sessions, and his smooth driving style was a real pleasure to watch and ex-perience, I was really excited about the race, and anticipated a tough fight and a good finish, but the truck quit running on the first lap even before we got through the third turn. What a letdown! But the ride in Tracy Valenta's two seat Class 10 car, with Roger Mears at the wheel, was no let down. He demonstrated all his considerable skills, while I was overstressed by trying to count laps. It was a great ride, and I loved every minute of it, and it was just icing on the cake that we won the class. Once started, the flow of memories keeps coming, mixed with a feeling of regret that after this year there will be no more. The developers have had their way with Riverside - the bull-dozers are nibbling at the edges now - and bv next year it'll be just a memory. But I'll always have a special feeling for that piece of real estate between Day Street and Mervyn's, and I'll watch for ghostly race cars, and listen to echoes of over revved engines as I drive by that spot on my way to and from other races. Dusty Times .,. ..

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Niclce9 TJiomps-on's' MTEG MICKEY THOMPSON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INFO LINE: (714) 938·4100 Be Part of (ESPn) Coverage ' . .-~::.i{·-:: TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: T!~E.TRDN~ TMC BOX OFFICE CHARGE BY &PARTICIPATING PHONE YAMAHA, (702) 739•3900 DEALERSOFLASVEGAS SILVER BOWL LAS VEGAS OCT 1, 1988 Ra-ce B~gins 8 PM tf .;~~:¥.01.RJ)~t&E:·... · . . , . -· •, . # ~~;., . * MEET THE RACERS * AT THE SPECIAL AUTOGRAPH SESSION 6:30 ·· 7:30 PM * Meet the Off-Road Poster Girls * Watch Racers Qualify for Starting Positions 12-3:00 PM * Free Fun Zone 4-7 PM

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1988 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. Arizona Oeserr Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602 J 252-1900 September 3-4, 1988 High Counrry 150 Taylor, AZ October 15, 1988 Penasco 150 Sonora, Mexico December 3, 1988 Sonoita to Rocky Poinr Sonora, Mexico BADGERLAND VW CLUB, INC. Terry Friday 5913 Fond Du Lac Road Oshkosh, WI 54901 ( 414 J 688-5509 (All events located in Chilton, WI at the Fairgrounds Racing Facility). BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD. S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 9 1302 (818) 340-5750 October 7-9, 1988 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, B.C. Mexico BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Odgen, Utah 84402 (801) 627-23 13 September 1 7, 1988 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, Urah 1988 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2 115 / (715) 478-2688 September 2-4, 1988 Brush Run IOI Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Lynnette Alli son 2001 Oakland Hills Driv,· orona, CA 9 1 720 (7 14 ) 736-1442 September 17, 1988 National Licensing School Los Angeles, CA September 24-25, 1988 Twin Rall y Weekend Hungry Valley OHV Par:... Gorman, CA November 5-6, 1988 El Camino A Las Estrella Kancho California, 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 ( 02 l 265- 6 1 Page 8 September 10-11, 1988 Vermont State Grand Prix Devils Bowl Speedway West Haven, V f September 16-18, 1988 Eastern Mororsports G rand Prix & Awards, Party Albany-Saratoga Speedway Malta, NY COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O . Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 September .3-4, 1988 L,nds End Auto Hill 'limb Grand Junction, CO September 24-25, ·1988 Fall Teller County Hill Climb Cripple Creek, CO CORVA 160 1 I 0th ' t. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Koader Drivers' Association I 7 I 7 Marker Road Polk City, FL 33868 (813) 984- 1923 (305) 823-4487 September 4, 1988 Crowder Pits 'fallahassee, FL. October 2, 1988 Lakeland, FL November U, 1988 Lakeland, FL . . January 8, 1989 Lakeland, FL February 12, 1989 Lakeland, FL March 25, 1989 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, 116 Chula Vista. CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 September JO-October 1-2, 1988 Plaster City Blast El Centro, CA December 30-31, 1988, January l, 1989 Dunaway Dash El Cenrro, CA GORRA Georgia Off Road Raci ng Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 September 25, 1988 100 Mile Vienna, GA October 2J, 1988 SO Miles Vienna, GA November 26, 1988 Thanksgiving 250 Vienna, GA GREAT LAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Bob Moon 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, Ml 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 September 16, 1988 Milan, MI GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Ron Knowlton 831 So. Jason Denver, CO 80223 (303 J 722-5537 September 4, 1988 St. Francis, KS HDRA High Desert Kacing Association 12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 September 9-11, 1988 Nevada 500 Las Vegas, V HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Freeman 3503 Hall St. Rapid City, SD 57702 (605) 42-0331 October 22, 1988 Last Chance Baja Wall .D GLEN HELEN HV PARK P.O. Box 2937 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 Off Road Races September 4, 1988 November 20, 1988 United Sand Dr. ~ Association Sand ,ags October 15, 19b •; November 12-1 lCE 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 evencs staKeJ ac the club KTOunds in Cleves, Ohio) MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION John Elliott -(517) 835-9923 Bob Ramlow -(616) 345-6407 MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino 0 -1 El Paso. ·1 X 79936 (915 J 594-8266 September 24, 1988 150 miles Albuquerque, NM Llllr" September 1988 Trail Notes ••• WE GOOFED last month in our tribute to Walt Lott in a caption, wrongly identifying the two men with Walt in the picture from a Mint 400 awards. The winners pictured are actually Glen Emery, on the right, and Steve Catlin, who won the 4x4 division more than once. THE YOKOHAMA PIT SUPPORT TEAM wants everyone to know they will be out in force at the upcoming HORA Nevada 500. They plan to establish pits at Goldfield and Silver Peak, and a big pit to service cars in both directions, about 25 miles south of Beatty. For the latest news on the Yokohama Pit Support Team plans for this race, call Dennis Rogers at (818) 335-7757. THE MICKEY THOMPSON ENTERTAINMENT GROUP recently announced the time and place of the event that fills out the eight race 1988 stadium series. It had been planned for San Jose, CA, but that fell through. The race is now happening in Denver, Colorado at Mile High Stadium on September 17. This race will be handy for mid western drivers as well as the western regulars on the circuit. The final event in the series is October 1 in Las Vegas, NV at the Sam Boyd facility eas, of town. An awards banquet will be held at a later date in the Los Angeles area. With just two events left in the series Ivan Stewart has a narrow lead in Grand National Sport Truck points at 2 7 4. Steve Millen has 2 71, Rod Millen 264, followed by Jeff Huber, 243, and Glenn Harris, 231. Defending champion Frank Arciero Jr. leads the Unlimited Super 1600 drivers with 215 points, but Robby Gordon is closing up at 201 points. Jerry Whelchel is next with 186, followed by Brad Castle, 180, and Jimmy Nichols, 168. Jeff Elrod has a good lead in the UltraStock ranks with 272 points. Vince Tjelmeland is second at 182, followed by Brad Castle, 180, and Jimmy Nichols, 168. Jeff Elrod has a good lead in the UltraStock ranks with 272 points. Vince Tjelmeland is second at 182, followed by Chris Neil at 150. Greg George and Ken Kazarian are tied for fourth at 120 points each. In the UltraCross series Jim Holley has it locked with 334 points. Next comes Tyson Vohland, 188, Jeff Mabery, 148, Mike Kiedrowski, 142, and Tallon Vohland, 140. Russ East leads the Stadium Super Lites with 234 points, followed by Rory Holladay, 190, Rennie Awana, 189, Ron Pierce, 164, and Frank Chavez, 137. Donnie Banks is on top in the 4 wheel ATV points with 250. Sean Finley is next with 201, followed by Don Turk, 191, Marty Hart, 179, and Mark Ehrhardt, 116. Mazda leads the Grand National Sport Truck Manufacturers Cup points with 606, but Toyota is closing with 575. Jeep has 290 points, Ford 166, Chevrolet, 163, and Nissan 93. Volkswagen is on top in UltraStock points with 489, Mazda is second at 329, followed by Nissan, 293, and Porsche, 90. Honda leads the A TV points at 534, followed by Suzuki, 412, Yamaha, 218, and Kawasaki, 147. The UltraCross bike points couldn't be closer. Yamaha leads with 625 and Kawasaki is one point back. Honda is third at 335, followed by Suzuki, 2 77, and Cagiva, 121. In the tire wars General leads the truck points with 590, but Goodrich is close with 545, followed by Goodyear, 299, and Bridgestone, 93. Goodrich has a big lead in Super 1600 points with 623, Goodyear has 169, Bridgestone, 90, and General, 56. Goodrich also leads the UltraStock points at 278, with Bridgestone at 245, followed by Goodyear, 193, and General, 180. THE HORA NEV ADA 500 is scheduled to cover over 400 miles through southern and central Nevada on September 10. Contrary to the original map, the race will both start and finish in Pahrump, going north from there to Beatty, then to Silver Peak, around to Tonapah, back through Goldfield to Beatty, then south to Pahrump. Despite the remote start/ finish area, all the pre-race activity, registration, contingency row, and tech inspection will be at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and so will the awards presentation on Sunday morning. S~NATOR PE~ ~LSON will be the guest speaker at a fund raising dm1_1er_ for the Cahforma Off Road Vehicle Association, Inc. (COR VA). The affair 1s on October 7, 1988 at the Irvine Hilton, starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the reception and $125 a plate dinner, the Senator will explain to the group exactly what prevailed in the final hours of the Cranston/ Sierra Club Desert Protection Act (S. 7), causing it to be stopped in the 100th Congress. The attendees at this function will include manufacturers, after market and distributor~ of_o~f road equipment, organizations and clubs made up of off roaders and md1v1duals who have a concern for off roading in California. The proceeds of this fund raiser will go to CORVA's land use fund, a most worthy cause for those who enjoy the desert. Businesses and organizations who wish to show their support, please be aware that tables for your group are available on a limited basis. For information or tickets contact the COR VA office at 1-800-237-5436. THE HORA/ SCORE DESERT POINTS SERIES couldn't be tighter for overall position. After six of the eight races, Bob Gordon is the overall leader by just one point over Nick Gross, and Hartmut Klawitter is only three points back in third. Paul Simon is fourth overall and the Mini Metal leader, just a single point ahead of Spencer Low. Robby Gordon leads the Heavy Metal points by just four over Steve McEachern. Check the full points listing in this issue on page 44. Yokohama leads the car classes tire challenge with 660 points, and BFGoodrich is second with 362. ln the truck category tire battle, General has 311 points over BFGoodrich with 284. Ford holds a 214 to 127 lead over Nissan in the Mini Metal manufacturers challenge, and Chevrolet is ahead of Ford 187 to 168 in the Heavy Metal standings. · BFGOODRICH HAS A NEW AW ARD to honor crew chiefs in the SCORE/HORA desert series. Racing crew chiefs have been called "the unsung heroes," and for good reason. Races are often won, and lost, in the pits. A capable crew chief is as vital to a race team as the driver. In recognition of these people, BFGoodrich will present special awards to three crew chiefs during the 1988 HORA/SCORE Banquet in December. In celebration of this year of the Olympic Games, the unique award has been christened " Bound For the Gold". Surely you catch the BFG connection! A special die will be used to produce three handcrafted I 4-karat gold electroplated watches. When the three watches are finished, the die will be destroyed, preserving the award's unique nature. The BFG watches will be presented to the crew chief or head mechanic of the off road racing team that win ~he overall titles in Heavy Metal, Mini Metal and combined buggv div1s1ons. All teams, regardless of their tire sponsor, are eligible for the awards. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 51) Dusty Times

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CALIFORNIA GOLD TEAMMATES ROD MILLEN AND GLENN HARRIS WIN FIISI 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 stanclings for 1988. At Anaheim Stadium, Rod Millen won. Then, at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium, it was Glenn Harris's turn. And Mazda drivers won three of four heat races, too. As a matter of fact, three different Mazda drivers have won the last three Grand National Sport Truck main events of 1987-1988. Proving that if you drive a Mazda, you have ~ a solid gold advantage over anyone who doesn't. ~

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November 5-6, 1988 Borderland Baja 250 El Paso, TX MIDWEST OFF ROAD CHALLENGE SERIES Tommy Bowl ing Rt. 6, Box 833C Midlnnd, TX 79702 (9 15 ) 332-1537 -(915) 563-9154 MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRI X Mickey Thompson Enterrninment Group P.O . Box 25168 Annheim, CA 92825 ( 714) 938-4100 Off Road Championship Gran Prix September 1 7, 1 988 Mile High Srndium Denver, CO October 1, 1988 Silver Bowl Lns Vegns, NV · Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Oub Sub Offer C.11 (111) 119-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS 1421 Lee Trevino, D-1 El Pnso, TX 79935 (915) 594-8266 November 5-6, 1988 250 miles Cnrs-ATVs-Bikes El Pnso, ·1 X OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY John Nngel P.O. Box 4254 Tumwnter, WA 98501 (206) 754-97 17 ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF OFF ROAD RACERS Bnrry W annamaker P.O. Box 688 Bancroft, Ontario, KOL 1 Cu, Canada (613) 332-3811/(613) 332-1610 September 3 -4, 1988 Snndfest '88 Bingemnn Park Kitchener, Ontario October 15-16, 1988 Oktoberfest '88 Bingemnn Pnrk Kitchener, Ontario ONT ARIO OFF ROAD Ken Jnckson - Dick Gillnp R.R. #2 Tiverton, Ontario, C1nnda NOG 2TO (519) 368-7874 (All events nt Bingemnn Park, Kitchener, Ontario, Cnnada) CLASSES FOR: Open Wheel Racers Trucks - 5-1600s A TVs - Odysseys ·J>ma)Ja,aa )\11111181adllffl ,::•::. ;,::; ,:::, September 3-4, 1988 September 18, 1988 October 8 -9, I 988 October 16, 1988 O.O.R.R.A. Oklahoma Ott Road Racing Association Lnrry I erry 9220 N.E. 23rd Oklnhomn City, OK 73141 ( 405 ) 769-5491 (All races located at Freedom, 1.JK) Vic Brurnham Freedom Chapter President (405) 62 1-3428 ORSA Ra ndy Miller 407 G Street, ::>uire F Davis, CA 95616 (916) 756-9938 (916) 756-6399 Short Course & ::,and Drags, all events at S,Kramento Raceway, Sacramento, CA OUTLAW MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION l'.l). Box 2l)4 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213 l 375-4570 ( 2 13) 534-274 7 September 4 , 1988 Ascor !'ark Gardena. CA September l 0, 1988 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 24, 1988 Kings Speedway Hanford, CA November 26-27, 1988 !Ml :--peeclway l\·arsonvilk, CA PAC OFF ROAD RACING l'.l ). Box 32J :::ieahurs1, Washington Y&)b2 (2lJ6) 242-1773 October 14-15, 1988 Millican Vall<'Y 400 Millican Vallc·y, l)I:{ November 5, 1988 Awards BanlJuet (location I RA) POST Pennsylvania l)ff Road :-.hon ·1 rack :-.hark :-.axon Rl) 113, Rox 9 1 owanda. PA 18848 ( 7 17 l 265-3076 All ,·vents in Monroeton, l'A at rht· intersection of Rou1es 414 & 221.1. September 24-25, 1988 October 8-9, 1988 SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WO CLU B l'.l ). Bux 52b Indio, CA Y22l12 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King l'.l ). Box 277 Mmrisonvillt·, Y 12962 (5 18) 561-32()81(5 18) 236-7897 September 4-5, 1988 Bu~ies & I rucks Airtiorne l:{,ll'<'Way October 1-2, l 988 Bu~ies & ·1 rucks :"lwap Mel'I Airtiorne R,Keway SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES :-.ports Car Clut, of America l'.l1. Box 3278 Englewood, CU 80 I I 2 ( 3lB) 779-6622 October 21-2.3, 1988 MarlJUette 500 Man-1uerte, Ml October 28-29, 1988 l'ress l)n l:{<-garJless l:{,dly Houghton, Ml November 12-13, 1988 Wild West Rally ·1acoma, WA November (TBA) Rarhary Coas1 !{ally rrancisni. CA SCORE ::,con: Internationa l J I Vi6 Via Colinas. :"luirc-11 I Westlake-Village. CA YI 3b2 (818) 889-'::1216 November 10-13, 1988 Baja llll.JlJ Ensenada, BC, Mexico · December .3, 1988 l.1fr Roadsman Awards BanlJU<'t Gold Coast Hutel & Casino Las Vegas, NV 93.5 -~-------Aff Ir (pllEF. CHIEF AUTO PARTS Inc. OFF ROAD CHALLENGE San Bernardino, CA FREE Overnight Camping For information contact BRIAN CHURCH (714) 880-1733 P.O . Box 2339 San Bernardino, CA 92406 Celebrate Labor Day Sunday, September 4, 1988 The Finest in Short Course Racing 100% Cash Payback ENTRY FEES: Trucks, Open Wheelers - $200.00 ATVs - $75.00 Odysseys - $100.00 5-1600s -$100.00 Open Grandstand Seating - Come and See All the Action! ADMISSION: $10.00 -Adults $ 5.00 -Children Children under five FREE DESERT RACERS! COME OUT AND TRY OUR SUPER TRACK! WIDE ENOUGH TO RACE DESERT CARS! Page 10 September 1988 Dusty Times

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THE 19th ANNUAL SNORE/YOKOHAMA 250 September 23, 24, 25, 1988 Presented by Van Kirk Racing and Desert Parts Generous paybacl< plus thousands o/ added dollars in the purse. $1000.000 to first Overall winner. $500.00 cash or gift certificate to each class winner in classes of five or more starters. THE.RACERS' RACE FOUR LAPS - 60+ MILES PER LAP Registration and Tech Inspection -Friday, September 23 -4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Race Day -Saturday, September 24 Drivers Meeting at 8:00 a.m. Race Start - 9:00 a.m. sharp Start/Finish -Jean, Nevada Awards -Sunday, September 25 9 a.m., Showboat Hotel & Casino Pre-Run -One Week Before Race ENTRY FEE -$350.00 CHALLENGER CLASS -$135.00 >YYa<OHAMA INSURANCE -$65.00 INSURANCE -$65.00 SPARK ARRESTORS ARE MANDATORY ENTRY DEPOSIT - $100.00 - Drawing for starting position and Bar-B-Que at the Jeep Posse Hall in Las Vegas, Saturday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m. Bar-B-Que, $7.50 per person includes five tickets on the Baja Bug to be raffled off at a later date. (-$ for children's dinner.) · , 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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SCORE CANADA ( All c·1·c11ts /nil chc /inu/c December 2-4, 1988 September 2-4, 1988 NO Chemin Du Lac lwlcl ac L<1s V c·,~m ::ihuwhoar 250 World's Championship Lo:ry, l?uehec, /nternutiwwl lfocl' J Las Vegas, NV Brush Run IOI JbN IA3.Canada Crandon, WI . (514 J 692-617 I SILVER OUST RACING September 11, 1988 September .3-4, 1988 ASSOCIATION S.O.R.R.P. Chicago Classic Moores, Nl'W York 1'.U. Box 7380 ~p<:edway l)ff Koad Santa Fe Speedway La~ Vegas, NV 89125 Racing Producrions Chicago, IL October 1-2, 1988 ( 702 J 459-0317 Bernie We~r Moores, New York P.O. Box 402 ·1 emple, ·1 l'Xas 76503 SUPERCROSS, INC. SCORE SHOW SNORE (817 l 77 3-3548 ~outhern Nevada l)ff Gateway Plaza EdgL·II Expositions Koad Enthusiasts 180 Newport Center Dr., Suite 270 1'.U. Box 19531 P.u. Rox 4394 Newport Beach, CA 92660 lrvinl', CA 92713 Las Vegas, NV 89106 SHORT TRACK (714) 760-1606 ( 7 14 J 2 50-8060 ( 702 J 452-4522 OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES September 23-25, 1988 FORMULA DESERT SUPERIOR OFF ROAD SILVERBOWL OF ::iNUKE 250 DOG SERIES MOTOCROSS Las Vl'gas, NV S.'J .U.R.E. Co-Ordinator: DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Koger Wells ·1 om Schwartzburg Terry Prevost 225 W . foster Ave. October 29, 1988 2620 West Washington l006 Cardinal Lane Henderson, NV 890 I 5 Yoko Loco West &-nd, WI 53095 Green Bay, W I 54303 ( 702 J 564-26 77 Las V L-gas, NV (414) 33 4-3858 ( 4 14 J 4 34-9044 LOOK TO SIMPSON. FOR YOUR RACING PRODUCTS SIMPSO N SUITS All Simpson Driving Suits meet most safety standards for FIA, SFI, IMSA, CART, & SCCA. FUEL SAFE CELLS These ore in stock. Coll with requirements · and for Racer Net Page 12 Home Office Simpson Race Products 22630 S. Normandie Ave. Torrance, CA 90502 (213) 320-7231 • FAX (213) 320-7179 TELEX 910-349-7514 1-Layer (ideal Stock Car and 2-Layer Light Weight Suit #1000 4-Layer Q uilted Driving Suit sportsman classes and pit crew) 1-Layer NASCAR style (straight leg cuff) drivers and crew 2-Loyer Quilted Driving Suit 3-Loyer Quilted Driving Suit 3-Loyer Deluxe Quilted Driving 9 STANDARD SIZES or Custom Fit to Your Specifications MADE■•~ a INTHE V~,. SIMPSON GLOVES The Number l Glove in Racing 2-Layer Driving Glove 3-Loyer Driving Glove SIMPSON DRIVING SHOES .,, SIMPSON HELMETS These helmets were designed for auto race drivers ONLY. Meets Snell 85-SA. These sur-pass the strict require-ments for flame retardonce and provi-sions for adequate cooling and ventilation. SIMPSON. RACE PRODUCTS No compromise in quality, construction or fit MADE IN USA. Both High and Low Top come in red, block, and white. Sizes 5-121/, SUPER TRAPP GLASSPACK SERIES Complete line is in stock. Coll for prices. San Fernando Valley Location Simpson Racing Products 16053 Victory Blvd. Unit 4 Van Nuys, CA 91406 Orange County Location Simpson Racing Produ.cts 1130 N. Kraemer Blvd., Unit C Anaheim, CA 92806 Most orders shipped within 24 hours. ••■, ~ 1 send $3.00 for full -~ color catalog. (818) 780-4444 (714) 630-8861 • (714) 630-8889 September 1988 September .3-4, 1988 Brush Kun 10 1 Crandon, WI September 24-25, I 988 Colorama JOO Sugar Camp, WI TEXAS BAJA CROSS Ben Brown 1410 East 6th St. Irving, 'IX 75060 September J, 1988 Grayson County Spt'edway Sherman, TX TUCSON AUTO CROSS P.U. Box 55221 ·rucson, AZ 85703 ( 602) 887-8752 September 25, 1988 October 2, 1988 October 9 , 1 988 October JO, 1988 November 6, 1988 VORRA Valley l)ff Road Racing Association -1833 Los Kobles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 {916) 925-1702 September J-4, 1988 Yerington/VUKRA 250 Yerington, NV October 2, 1 988 Prairie Ciry UHV Park Sacramento, CA October 15-16, 1988 Millican Valley 300 Bend, O R October 30, 1988 1988 Championshi p Race Prairie City UHV Park Sacramento, CA WHEEL TO WHEEL, INC. P.U. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Unrario, Canada KOL !CO (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19 125 -87A Ave. Surrey, British Columhia, V JS 5X7, Canada (604 J 576-6256 September 4, 1988 Eagle Plex Ashcroft, British Columbia September 1 7-18, 1988 Mountainside Raceway Lillooct, British Columbia FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP September 19-24, 1988 Ivory Coast Kally Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast October l 0-16, 1988 San Remo Rally San Remo, Italy November 22-25, 1988 RAC Rally . England Al ·1 EN.I JUN RACE & RALLY URGANIZERS List :w111r cwnin.~ l'H'IH., in DUSTY flMES }i-L'l'!. Seid yom il)KK khci./11/l' "-' soon <1-' /xissiblr Ji,r /i.,c i 11.~ 111 rh1., co/1111111. ,\foil wn,r nccl'orralh-schu.l11IL' ro: DUSTY T'tMES. ~;;, O~-rrvAn·., S11irl' U. A.~011ru, CA ·tJ130,. · Dusty Times

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YERINGTON 250 DESERT RACE September 3, & 5, 1988 ENTRY FEES: $350 - Pro Classes $200 in Purse plus Trophies $150 - Sportsman Classes Total Purse $500 plus Trophies Entry mail in deadline - August 31 Registration & Tech Inspection Saturday, September 3 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Race Day, Sunday, September 4 Start - 8:00 a.m. - Eight hour time limit 6 laps of a 40 mile course Race Course will be marked for pre-running by August 20. Welcome Party and drawing for starting position, Friday, September 2 at 9:00 p.m. at Casino West Sponsored by: MASON VALLEY Chamber of Commerce Race Headquarters - Casino West Entry & Race Information -VORRA - (916) 925-1702 1833 Los Robles Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838 Yerington Information - Mason Valley Chamher of Commerce - (702) 463-3363

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~~YOKOHAMA 6-50 Club Rcpor1 ~ 1 ~ Jean Calv17! The Yokohama 6-50 Club acquired a few new members at the July running of the Fireworks 250. In all there were 25 over 50 years of age drivers who started the race, and 17 of them finished, a 68 percent finish ratio, well above the race average of 51. 7 percent. Could it be that exper-ience really counts on a tough course like Barstow? The most popular class at Bar-stow with the viejos was Class 2 with six starters and the big winner. Willis and Mark Hamil-ton drove the Porsche powered Raceco right into the class victory and to second overall as well. Congratulations to the father and son team. Danny Letner and Henry Bergdahl, in another Porsche powered Raceco, fin-ished a fine fifth in Class 2, that had 21 starters. Right behind Letner came Corky McMillin and Brian Ewalt, sixth in class in their Porsche powered Chenowth. In eighth came another father and son team, Don and Matt McBride in their Raceco, also Porsche powered. There must be a trend going there. Doing very well in Class 2 for three laps was Jimmie Crowder, but co-driver Tom Martin had troubles with the trans on the last lap and did not finish. Wayne Morgan and Daryl Roll only covered a lap in their Class 2 Chenowth before a broken stub axle put them down and out. In Class 1 Frank Snook and Eric Arras nailed down a fine in their Raceco, only a minute and a half out of second spot. But, Jacques de Roquan-court only got in one lap in his Class 1 Raceco. There were four 6-50 starters in Class 1-2-1600 and half of them finished. The top finisher for the Club was Jim Fishback, Sr. with his son Jim co-driving the Raceco to 11th place. Larry Smith and Jon Kennedy slid their Raceco home 16th in class. Jim Van Cleave and Phil Buckes got in three good laps in their Raceco before retiring. William and Sue Ellen McGuffey came all the way from Cincinnati, Ohio to cover just one lap in their Berrien two seater. The handsome Yokohama 6-50 Club championship medals are struck in gold, silver and bronze, Olympic style, for the three high points drivers in the best six out of nine events desert series. With three races left in the 1988 series, a number of different drivers are in medal contention. In Class 3 Don Adams and Larry Olsen had the Jeep W rangier up to speed in the hot desert, and they led Class 3 all the way, to win by 18 minutes. Con-gratulations to that team for breaking their long dry spell. Rod Hall was doing OK in Class 4 in the Dodge, except for the second lap when the truck lost more than two hours by the side of the road with woes that even Jim Fricker couldn't cure without fresh parts. There were three 6-50 starters in Class 5-1600, and they all fin-ished. Good show, guys! Doing the best were George and Greg Tuttle who placed a great fourth in this tight running class. Roy and Mike Taylor held second place after one lap, but_ troubles dropped them to seventh at the flag. Andy De Vercelly and his son Andy had some problems, but finished well in tenth place. In Class 7 4x4 Gregg Symonds and Warren Miller herded their Toyota around to finish tight in fifth place. Leading the first half of the race, Larry Ragland and Dave Beck dropped to second on lap 3 and finished second in Class 7 in the Chevy S-10. Jack Schla-man and Bud Sebelius got a good finish in Class 7S, driving their Jeep Comanche to fifth spot. In Class 8 Ken Conrad and Timmy Pruett had some troubles, but got in all four laps for tenth spot. There were three starters in Challenger Class and none of them finished. Getting the farth~ est were Dave Girdner and Roy Perfect, covering two laps. Her-man DeNunzio and son A.J. only made one lap in their Challenger. And, Richard and Tracy Ford did not cover a lap in their Funco. We did have a star in Class 10. Jack and Scott Irvine led the class after three laps, but dropped to second at the finish, their Raceco less than three minutes away from the victory. Six of the nine races in the Yokohama 6-50 Club series have been completed. Corky McMillin holds his lead on points with 233. Roy Taylor is second with 205 points, followed by defending champion Andy DeVercelly with 198 points. Rod Hall is in fourth spot with 194 points, and Danny Letner is fifth with 163 points. Rounding out the top · ten are 2 GIANT SUPERSTORES TOSERVEYOU OPEN 7 DAYS SCORE & HDRA MEMBERS RECE /VE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Gregg Symonds, 153, -Jim Fish-back Sr., 151, Willis Hamilton, 140, Jimmie Crowder, 134, and Don Adams,·127. Still to come in the Yokohama 6-50 points series are the HORA Nevada 500, the SNORE 250, both in September, and the finale is the Score Baja 1000 in November. There is nothing to join, no dues to pay for Yokohama 6-50 Club members. You must be the driver of record in one of the 16 car classes in desert racing and over 50 years of age and so state on the entry form. The best six of the nine races count for year end points. The prizes, presented at the Score/HORA awards ban-quet each year, are Olympic style medals, gold for first place, silver for second and bronze for third place. w JIJ#j/ DE°Ll!!R!o Cuburelon .,. ,-■-Gri8 .~.EARL'S WEBER o-~• ,.,. ~wr, ~ PERMA-CDDL ~ VENO W T H ~ @9 ~ ~~Y•A ·WAY BUfiPIICllrv LI IP r-Page 14 September 1988 Dusty Times

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~;1/~I\J' r, ,_:;·.-!, // ~~s ~ '"lF IT THROWS DIRT, WE COYER ITI" mazoa Offldel T NCk of the TIWLE CROWN OF BAJA PRESENTS M Olftelol Sponeor ol lhe Sla<1/Flnloh • San Fellpe ·-........ GRAN CARRERA de CAMPEONES Off-Road Race In SAN FELIPE OCTOBER 7-9, 1988 -· ~--+-+--+--+-+-+-.-+-+-+-MI LES OF MEXICAN DESERT ··----------------·---------------------------------------------------------------------------·-, ... ••TRl,PLE CROWN OF BAJA'' OFFICIAL ENTRY FOAM ,fj, r, (MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL AND SIGNED BY EACH PAATICIPANn SiNO TO; aAJA PAOMOTIONlt, P.,O, aox ---· oatalNI __ , CA 9 t aoa-<• t .) .. a-ea«Nt~7IIO ,.,, ,. :=;' ;~: iJ GRAN CARRERA DE CAMPEON~ October 7-8, 1888 f.alt)' 0,..,; ,WGUb'T ll. 1'81 CATEGORY (Please check one (1) bOx per entry): D PRO D SPORTSMAN CLASSES (Please check one (1) bOx per entry): □ C1111 I & 2 0 Cius 5·1680 0 ()pea Motorqdt (250cc 4 Offl) O C1111 J.2/1600 0 Cius 7S O Ltd. MotGR:yde (2lkc & ■--, 3t & 31) O C1111 3, 6, 7-4X4 D Cius Claalle111tr O ()pea ATV (l50cc l ont, QacWI'rh) 0 Clul ,, 7, 8, 14 D C ... 10 0 Ltd ATV (280cc & uder, ~ O Clul 5 0 Cius 11 D ()pee Odyuey (Nole: There m,111 be • minimum of thrff (3) entrlee per offlcl■I clM■. Oth■f'WI■■, vehlclff may be combined with -i11et cfff■.) GENERAL INFORMATION: • ·PRO Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 • OEP091TS wffl be UMd to ■-lgn ■-ting • Pro Plyblck.. .. .. . .. . . . . .. .. .. IO~ poeltton by clan ancl by potlmerk. • SPORTSMAN Enlry,, ........... 1100 • Late or Poet'"· ......... .. Acid SH • U,JA FU .. , ..... . . '"........ 115 (F0t emrlu ffJCtlived ·wifhill 10 days o( ffllfll} • ~ lt.lllillllY w~ ...,), ..... ·s25 • 0tpoalt and/of' '1'llY t, noiw.funcllbllbut • .. MiKIINI ,....,,anc■ ••(May be av■ll• .. l can be -,,pHe!I 10' n■lll Trlple Ct'Own ■vent. e INTtlY DEPOSIT• PRO •••...••• 1100 • Race numbei:a and etarll"9 poetti-• ~y OPOSIT • SPORTSMAN ... 150 -lgnecl by Postmark. NO DRAWING .... _ .. , ...... ___ ~,........,,-..... --..... -,-~-------"'------------City _________ Sale __ Zip ___ _ City _________ s.-__ Zlp ___ _ Tel, I( 'Social Security 11 Tel.I{ $«lat Se<:u1tty I I 3.)N■me _____________ Age __ _ 3.) Name ____________ ,.. __ _ Ill ::-________ Sale __ Zip ___ _ Tel.#( Social Security # VEHICLE MAKE: .............. ,. .• ENGINE SIZE/MAKE, ............. , ... YEAR ..•.•••••.• , .... ,. MODEL ................. . Add~■------------------Clty _________ Sa1e _ _ Zlp ___ _ Tel.#( Social Security f I 1 VEHICLE OWNER ••. ,.,., •. • , •...••.. ,,. PRIZE MONEY PAID TO .•.•. , .. , .••..•...•. , . . eoelal MC,#.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I SPONSOR($)~ .......• ' .••••.•.•.• -~ ••....•..•.••.. •. • •. ' .••••••...••.... ' ••.......•...•••.•••...... •. . ' •.•••. ' •.•••• '. ! * LIABILITY RELEASE IIUST BE SIGNED AT llEGISTRATION * '---------------------·····---------·---------------······--·----···-·······-----------------J , ........ ; .. • Somewhere between these boundrles lies one of the most Incredible 350-mlle oft road courses ever lald outl Detalled course map avallable for racers and chase crews ONL YI (Please protect the environment.) Course will be ready for pre-running on: SEP.8, 18-.__•"""'"""'""""-■------""'II",-.;,~ /

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Mazda Captures the Tenth Anniversary Los Angeles Coliseum Race By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises It was Mazda again winning the truck main event at the Coliseum, and this round it was Rod Millen who snagged the lead late in the race to win the points for himself and the team. Stadium off road racing cele-Stewart, Glenn Harris, Greg brated its tenth anniversary at the George, Walker Evans, Bob Gor-Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, don and Danny Thompson. and nearly 44,000 fans were in Rod Millen wasn't around ten attendance. Mickey Thompson years ago, but he certainly was the introduced stadium racing at the standout performer last July. He Coliseum, devising the idea while set fastest qualifying time in his he was desert racing. He felt there Mazda Sport Truck, and later should be a place where specta- backed it up with the main event tors could enjoy the tremendous victory. T earn Mazda has cap-competition of off road racing, in tured five of the six truck main stadium seats close to home. It . events this season, but due to the was not an easy undertaking, method of scoring, this impressive requiring 600 truckloads ( 36 mil- tally of wins keeps Team Mazda lion pounds) of clay to build the and Team Toyota only a few six-tenths mile course. The mas- points apart in the Manufacturers sive logistical problems did not Cup Challenge. Team Toyota deter the late Thompson, and owner Cal Wells has enjoyed five today the eight race series travels consecutive championships, and across the ,USA and is shown on said the Manufacturers Cup is cable television's ESPN. extremely important to his team. There have been many changes since the inaugural event, but the same basic track design remains. The biggest change came last year when a double jump utilizing the famous Peristyle was incorpor-ated. Now the racers make two trips up the end of the .stadium through the arches and jump back to the Coliseum floor. Another major change was the elimination of the Unlimited Single seat class, as well as several others, and the incredible development of the Grand National Sport Trucks with reputed price tags of $150,000 to $200,000 today. "We've had to fight before, but never quite like this," added Wells. The Grand National Sport Trucks got things rolling with a seven lap heat race. Thirteen trucks lined up to do battle, but it was Jeff Huber and Ivan Stewart who set the mood for the evening. The two staged a race long duel with Stewart working hard to find a way around Huber. Huber put his pole position to good use from the start, but the Mazda and Toy-ota banged fenders going up the Peristyle. Another hard fought battle was for third place between Danny Thompson and Al Ar-ciero, later joined by Steve Millen and brother Rod Millen. Roger Mears showed off a new Nissan but went out early with fuel injec-tion problems. Next on the agenda was the Stadium Super Lites. Twelve drivers in all showed up to watch as Rennie Awana jumped out into the early lead. Awana's lead was short lived, as Ron Pierce bumped his way past. Awana recovered quickly enough to keep second place, but Jim Norberg was chal-lenging him. Norberg dropped out on lap 4 and the tag team of Bill Goshen and Roland Smith closed in to fight. Smith made his move for second, but found him-self sitting on his roof. Goshen thought he had plenty of breath-ing room, but John Gersjes snuck up from the pack and took third place at the checkered flag. Ron Pierce won the heat with Rennie Awana second. Bill Goshen had to settle for fourth ahead of Richard Obialero. From the start of the second Super Lite heat race things looked easy for Rory Holladay. He jumped from his second row starting position to grab the lead, but as things progressed he spent Jeff Huber got the momentum rolling for Mazda by winning the first race of the night, heat 1 for the Grand National Sport Trucks, and Huber was third in the second heat race. the entire race fighting off Russ East. Holladay managed to hold East off for the win with John Hasshaw taking third. Fourth went to Chuck Parker and John Shultz was fifth. Seventeen riders came out for the first 4 wheel ATV heat race. The five lap dash was stopped on the third lap as the Suzukis of Jimmy Daniels and Steve Berg col-lided at the top of the Peristyle. Both riders lost FOntrol and tumbled down the huge jump. Both were reported to be all right, but Berg was carried from_ the track with back and neck injuries. On the single file restart it was Rob Baker out front, but the re-start gave Marty Hart time to fig-ure just when and where he would attack Baker. Hart got by and left the barn door open as Donnie Banks and Rick Ruppert found their way through. At the finish line it was Marty Hart followed by Banks, Ruppert, Baker and Mike Hurdle. In the second A TV heat, 1 7 more riders came out determined not to be upstaged by the first heat riders. A five way battle was going on for the lead when Toby Ashley rode his Kawasaki up on the back of Andrew Buck. This pushed the Honda rider off and caused his Honda to lock up two other rid-ers. Once the crash, boom and banging was over, Derek Hamil-ton was out front in the lead. Hamilton held this spot for the win with second place going to Mark Ehrnhart. Third placing Rick Marshall showed fourth place Don Turk the shortest way around the Coliseum, while Charles Shepherd settled for fifth. When the first UltraStocks came out to wage war Tim Maples, Mazda, sat on the front row with Vince Tjelmeland, Nis-san. Greg George, Mazda, and Jeff Elrod, VW, were on the second row. Greg George made his move off the line, but couldn't decide which of the two options to take in turn 1 and ended up fourth. Some shuffling took place after the first turn, and George slipped into second. On the following lap George made a move in turn 1 on Maples, but George was not able to capitalize on it. Then·, as the front four exited the Peristyle it was Vince Tjelmeland in second. Greg George was not the only one having troubles; as Jeff Elrod came over the front jump, he lost a front wheel arid took a nose dive, over on his side. Marty Coyne had his Chenowth up front in all three Class 10 events, and he finished a fine second in the main event, and third in the second heat. Many new faces have shown up over the years, but they have found many experienced veterans just as eager for the win. Among the veterans who competed in the 1979 Coliseum race are Roger Mears, who finished second to his brother Rick, fresh from his first of three Indy 500 wins, in the unlimited single seat class. Other veterans racing here tonight, as they did ten years ago are Ivan When the dust settled it was Jeff Huber holding Ivan Stewart off, taking the win for Mazda. Danny Thompson's Chevy held off the challenge from Steve Millen, Toyota, and Rod Millen trailed into fifth place. Young Robby Gordon didn't show well in his heat, but he took the early lead in the Super 1600 main event, and he opened up a big margin in the Chenowth to take the victory in the newly painted racer. Page 16 September 1988 Dusty Times

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Tjelme land cau ght Maples n ap ping goin g in t o the las t switchback and nosed his way into the lead after a little nudge. Maples recovered but had to fight off Greg George all the way, but George ended up third and Chris Neil was fourth. When the final results came out the Rough Driv-ing Committee penalized Tjelme-land one position, so the win went to Tim Maples. .~ "• ,iZ. ' A total of 14 bikers lined up in the first UltraCross heat race. Going into the second lap the fast qualifiers that started in the rear of the pack had worked their way into third and fourth positions. Before the third lap was over Tyson V ohland was challenging for the lead. On the following lap the race became a family affair as Tallon Vohland appeared in third. Jeff Maybery lost his lead to Tyson Vohland, and very soon after that the younger Vohland demoted Mabery to third. The two brothers went on to stage a near p hoto finish with Tyson winning out over Tallon. Jeff Mabery held on in third, followed b y A.J. Whiting and Brian Sweaney. Tim Maples had a good night in UltraStock competition, flying his Mazda to the first heat victory, and he also placed third in the feature race. Vince Tjelmeland had his UltraStock Nissan out front in the heat race, but was penalized back to second place by the Rough Driving Committee. In the second UltraCross event it only took two laps before Mike Kiedrowski brought his Kawasaki from the back of the pack to take the lead. He got the lead by out jumping Craig Davis' Yamaha in the back stretch. Scott Tyler made a similar move, but found himself airborne without a motorcycle to land on. Mike Kiedrowski was never challenged after taking the lead. Second place went to Gordon W ard, who treated the crowd to an on board view of the race with a helmet mounted camera. Third was Craig Davis and fourth went to Terry Fowler. Paul Visch was fifth. In the first heat for the Super 1600s,Jimmy Nichols and Mitch Mustard were on the front row. The other 16 drivers didn't have a chance when Nichols took off, but Frank Arciero Jr. came from the second row to grab second and Bob G ordo n settled into third. As the cars entered the first arch atop the Peristyle, traffic all but stopped with a multiple car pile up. Arciero took over the lead with Nichols now second. Mitch Mustard and Larry Noel slipped through the traffic jam just behind the leaders. Con-tender Brad Castle was out, his carburetor broken when another car landed on top of him in the mess. On the fourth lap Arciero had stretched his lead over Nichols, and third running Bob Gordon was an equal distance behind. Nichols lost his second place when the left front wheel broke loose on his Raceco. To the crowd's pleasure, he was able to hold off Gordon and Mustard for half a lap.Nichols became the 'fans' favorite while plowing through lap after lap on three wheels. Few noticed that Gary Krocese blew an engine sending a cloud of smoke billowing above the area, or noticed another car flip over the hydro barrier and begin driv-ing around the infield, sacred grass at the Coliseum. Jimmy Nichols would not give up, and found the going quicker when the Defending points champ Frank Arciero, Jr. won the first 1600 heat race, but he landed in the seats in the main while challenging for the lead. Bob Gordon drove his Chenowth smoothly to third in the first 1600 heat, but rolled over and out during the bang-um-up, pile-em-up feature event. Dusty Times wheel finally came off.Track offi-cials waited until the last lap to black flag him out of finish points. Meanwhile Billy Beck broke a tie rod and parked. Frank Arciero went on to the victory. Mitch Mustard found a hole and slipped by Bob Gordon for second late in the race after a tight dice. W el~ back, Larry Noel was fourth fol-lowed by Pancho Weaver in the all Chenowth show. A total of 15 Super 1600 cars lined up for the second heat race. Marty Coyne and Jerry Whelchel shared front row ho nors with Tommy Croft and Danny Rice just behind them. Jerry Whelchel and Marty Coyne fought over the inside line going into· the first turn, but Coyne held the lead. Robby Gordon managed to put his brightly painted car into second with Whelchel holding onto third. But only the first few made it through the fir t uphill into the arches, and the cars piled up all over the top of the stadium trying to make the 180° turn. Oddly enough there was no red flag. · Meanwhile t he leaders went down the ramp, up and down the next set of ramps and had no traf-fic. Robby Gordon could taste the lead and glued himself to Coyne's nerf bar hoping Coyne would make a slight error. Coyne held the inside line at every corner, and meanwhile most of the walking wounded were ou( of the Peri-sty le, some going to the pits and others going back to race, now almost a lap behind . Gordon began moving all over the track looking for a way around. Whel-chel kept back a close third, hop-ing the two leaders would tangle so he could make a move. Going into lap 4 they had caught up with traffic, making it difficult fo r Coyne. Gordon wasn't going to let traf-fic get between him and Coyne, so he stuck to the Chenowth and fol-lowed closely as Coyne methodi-cally picked his way through the traffic. Going into the Peristyle Whelchel caught Robby Gordon paying too much attention to Coyne and took over second place. Coming around for the white flag lap, the three leaders were at one time three abrea t 111 the :efr hand sweeper. O nce again traffic held up Coyne, and Whelchel was able to nudge hi,, way inside Coyne on the last turn and went on to win the rac . oyne got sideways and Gordon got past to take second, dropping Coyne t third. On the jump after the checkered flag Whelchel and Mit~h Mustard flew his Chenowth smartly down from the Peristyle, ·and kept flying all the way to second place in the second Super 1600 heat race. Ivan Stewart starte,cl out strong in his Toyota with second place in the first I ruck .heat, and ended up placing fourth in the main event derby, September 1988 Gordon hit side panels, so close was their battle. Danny Rice fin-ished fourth and Lloyd Castle was fifth. T he second G rand Natio nal Sport T ruck heat was dominated by Team Toyota. Steve Millen was o n the pole with D anny Thompson, Chevy, next to him. Ivan Stewart was just behind his teammate with Mazda's Jeff Huber next to him. On the start Steve Millen just blew Thomp-son's doors off, with Stewart tak-ing second ahead of Jeff Huber. Rod Millen grabbed fourth and Thompson fell to fifth. O n the next lap Steve Millen was holding the pedal down in an attempt to put space between his Toyota and the pack, but teammate Ivan tewart had different ideas as he pressed into a very close second spot. Rod Millen's Mazda was a disrant third. Rob MacCachren. making his USA stadium racing debut, retired his Jeep in a cloud of moke. On the following lap the two Toyotas were battling hard. The only other exciting happening wa "'hen Dave Ashley rolled over on th fir t turn and stuck his Ford on a hay bale, but he eventually carried on. Meanwhile Al Arcier was oldiering on with a broken front wheel on his Jeep. At this point the lead pack of three had some breathing room between themselves and the pack. Third place Rod Millen had pulled the Mazda within striking distance of Stewart, and Ivan still had his sights on Steve Millen. Soon Rod Millen pulled alongside Stewart by taking the second option in turn 1, but Stewart managed to hold him off. Steve Millen went a little wide on the sweeper and Stewart pulled alongside, but could not pass. Rod Millen pulled his Mazda alo ngside to see if Stewart left his back door open, but Ivan quickly shut the door. W hen the white flag came out Dave Ashley had stalled in the second option of the first turn and momentarily held the two Toy-otas up, but, by the time Rod Millen got his Mazda around the corner he was stil1 in third. Rod's trouble had just begun, and as he flew down the Peristyle jump the Mazda broke a power steering hose, and ended up parked in the hay bales. This put Team Toyota, led by Steve Millen, all alone for a one-two sweep. Jeff Huber inher-ited t hird a head of Danny T ho mpson, and G lenn H arris, - Mazda, was fifth. Only seven including Al Arciero survived to take the checkered flag. The Main events began with the Odyssey sty le racers.John Gersjes was the first leader in the Stadium Super~ Page 17

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Colorado racer Danny Rice gets good altitude in his Chenowth on his way up to the Peristyle and to a fine fourth in the second 1600 heat. Larry Noel drove hard and stayed out of trouble in his Chenowth, and was third in the 1600 main event and a good fourth in the first heat race. Jeff Elrod tossed a wheel off in the UltraStock heat race, but he came back strong in the VW to finish the main event in 4th place. Looking tidy here Steve Millen kept the Toyota in front to win the second truck Jerry Whelchel catches some air heading up into the Peristyle, and he drove heat, after a fourth in the first, but retired late in the main. the Chenowth hard enough to win the second, hectic 1600 heat race. C.. Lit..: comest but dropped hydro barriers o~ the first turn to Elrod, won that battle, and ·Bill but only six came out. A massive, our on rhe second lap. John Has- sail into the Peristyle with Tim Silberman was way back in fifth. three high in some cases, pile up shaw took over with all intentions Maples and Ken Kazarian just The Super 1600 main event brought out the yellow, then red of winning the main. However, behind him. On the next lap Greg grid held 22 cars with Marty flag, so that the cars could be freed midway, Russ East held the pedal George had a firm lead, but Coyne on the pole and Robby from one another, all out of sight down and took the lead. East Maples was close behind him and Gordon next to him. Mitch Mus-behind the Peristyle. The red flag managed to hold position for the just ahead of Kazarian. Maples tard and Jerry Whelchel shared closed up the big lead Robby win, with second place going to fumbled for low gear in turn 1 and the second row, with defending Gordon had over Marty Coyne. Rennie Awana. Rory Holladay Kazarian took over second. Tim points champion Frank Arciero, On the single file restart, Robby captured third ahead of Joe Price, Maples found his gear to retain Jr. behind them. Coyne took off knew he had to make up some real and Frank Chavez. third with Vince Tjelmeland close in the lead, but missed a shift and estate and he flew off quickly. As A total of 24 4 wheel ATVs in fourth. Robby Gordon took over then. ·they came out of the Peristyle lined up for their main event. As Midway Tim Lewis had parked Coyne had Bob Gordon on his tail Gordon already had some space had happened in the heat races, his Porsche with a broken trans with Jerry Whelchel in close. The between himself and Coyne. this bunch were running all over and on the next lap Tjelmeland leader, Robby Gordon, had the Marty Coyne didn't have it themselves. A huge pile up parked right behind him. It was a camera in his car and wanted to easy, but those that tried ,to get occurred in the Peristyle, and then quiet race to the checkered flag as show the crowd a clean race around him had it even harder. as the pack came around there was Greg George put a lot of real course, and he just ran away from Coyne had Whelchel playing tag a four quad pile up as they crossed estate between himself and Ken Coyne and company. with him until Whelchel made his the start/finish jump! Donnie Kazarian. Tim Maples, dicing On the third lap the 1600s move over the start/ finish jump Banks was able to escape the free-hard on the last laps with Jeff piled up the Peristyle, 22 strong, and ended up putting his Chen-owth on its side, standing it straight up before landing, head-ing the wrong way. As the front wheel hit the ground Whelchel had it in gear and spun it around trying to get back in the race, and he got moving in ninth place. But, apparently he was a little disor-iented as he ended up going over the water barriers half a lap later and parked in the infield. In the meantime Bob Gordon, who was running fourth, pulled up on Coyne heading up the Peristyle and went over, landing in the empty seats between the ramps. Rob Gordon was long gone ahead of Coyne, then Frank Arciero passed Coyne and the pair were side by side going up into the Per-istyle. But, Arciero flipped and landed in the seats next to his teammate Bob Gordon. With two laps to go Robby Gordon was a full straight ahead of Marty Coyne, who had a good lead over the third place battle between Mitch Mustard, Larry Noel and Brad Castle. But both Mustard and Castle expired in. clouds of white smoke. The young but hot Robby Gordon took the-win easily, with Marty Coyne coming across a distant second. Larry Noel won the battle for third, and Jim111y Nichols snagged fourth over David Bonner in another close dice. The UltraCross main ended up as a repeat of the first heat race. The Vohland brothers, both start-for-all to steal the show. Banks ;;;;;;;;;:;-----;:;;:;:;;;-:----:;;;;;:::;;;;::::::::;;;;:;;::::;::::;;;;;;;;;;::::;--;;;;;;;;;-;::::;;;;;;;-:;;;;:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; .... -.......... ====================== had to stay on his toes, as second place Marty Hart stayed a short distance behind. As the white flag came out Banks found Hart breathing down his neck. But when the fat lady sang, it was Marty Hart that heard the blues. Donnie Banks took the win with Hart closing _in as they crossed under the flag. Third went to Rick Ruppert, while Mark Ehrnhart took fourth ahead of Don Turk. Only eight UltraStocks came out for the main event. The race began with a lot of shuffling, but ended with everyone playing fol-io~ the leader.Jeff Elrod made his move right from the flag, and squeezed Chris Neil into the It was follow the leader in the UltraStock main event, as Greg George led the stockers from flag to flag, gaining ground every lap in the newly painted, Mazda bodied racer. Ken Kazarian came back from heat race troubles to drive his Volkswagen into second place in the high attrition UltraStock main event action. Danny Thompson started well in his Chevy truck, third in the first heat and fourth in the second, but couldn't start the main with ignition woes Pag 18 ~ ::A:'-, .. , ,~"-'• Jimmy Nichols pleased the crowd by dragging his broken front wheel around the first Class 10 heat, but he came back to take fourth place ,n the mam event September 1988 Al Arciero is turning into a trucker, and he flew his Jeep to a strong second place after leading the Class 7 main event for several laps. Dusty Times

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Dave Bonner climbs the hill to the Peristyle in fine form in his Raceco on his way to a good fifth place in the Class 10 main Rob MacCachren made his USA debut in stadium racing by soaring in his smoking Jeep all the way to third in the Grand National Truck feature. Pancho Weaver had a new sponsor for his Chenowth, and he hustled along to come in fifth in the first heat, but had trouble in the main event. survival exercise. · ing at the back of the pack due to their fast qualifying times, passed the entire field and took the win. Tyson V ohland showed little brother Tallon the way around the track. Third went to A.J. Whiting, followed in by Brian Pryor and Terry Fowler. The grand finale, the Grand National Truck main event had onl y ten on the grid, and Dave Ashley, Roger Mears, and Joey Moore were spectators due to ear-lier damage. Then Danny Thomp-son lost his ignition system while waiting for the green flag, and his Chevy was towed from the track. So nine took the green flag, as W alker Evans and Glenn Harris shared the front row. Now Jeff Huber was alone on the second row, followed by Ivan Stewart and Steve Millen. Rod Millen and Al Arciero were next, and the last row held Dan Esslinger and Rob MacCachren. The drag race off the line went to W alker Evans, but then he flipped the Jeep over the second jump into the first turn which caused Jeff Huber to get on his side with the roof into the hydro barrier. With the track blocked the race was stopped, and the trucks righted. Huber was able to breathe life back into the Mazda and return for the restart. Evans' Jeep was damaged heavily and he retired. On the restart it was G lenn Harris out front and teammate Jeff Huber in his original second row spot, since he didn't cause the accident. At the green flag it was Harris who pulled away, with Steve Millen and Huber battling for second, just ahead of Al Arciero and Rob MacCachren. As they crossed the line to begin the second lap things looked good for T earn Mazda, but moments later Harris slammed into the concrete of the Peristyle arch, and created a massive traffic jam. Sliding through the mess Al Arciero had his Jeep in the lead, followed by Rod Millen and Dan Esslinger, and the survivors got moving some distance back, led by Rob MacCachren. The two front runners were a full straight ahead of the Ford and second Jeep, and Ivan Stewart was mov-ing again in fifth. Midway Rod Mill en was challenging Al Arciero for the lead, but Al kept him at bay. In the waning laps Arciero's Jeep lost its brakes, and canny Rod Millen, after a side by side paint swap with Al, took over the lead, but they stayed close. Rob MacCachren was alone in third, with 1 van Stewart next, well ahead of Steve Millen who was out a lap before the finish. During the last two laps, Millen, Rod that is, opened a Dusty Times good lead on the ailing Jeep of Al side a few times. Un the last Arciero, who easily maintained sweeper as Ivan was about to go second place to the flag. The for the pass, MacCachren stood MacCachrenJeep was sending up on it, and held third place in a a smoke screen but Ivan Stewart cloud of white smoke. Stewart was closing in fast and got along-had to settle for fourth, and his Comparing Our KC SERIES Daylighter SS ••• Toyota was the last truck running at the checkered flag. Only two more events remain, on the MTEG schedule for 1988, September 17 at Mile High Stadium in Denver, and the finale .•. to the first of October in Las Vegas, Nevada. It looks as if the points races will go right down to the wire in the three car classes in the stadium series, so it should be an exciting fall season. Our LC SERIES Long Range Ught 1:':,:-t" \ is Uke mparin A Full Blown Race Truck to A Stocker But Comparing Our LC SERIES to the So Called Competitors' Light is Like Comparing the Stocker to a Roller Skate Al,tt m ~-~ ki~ t,Je-~ N1f KC offers a series of lights for every body and every budget. Our LC Series Lights are great for cruising, looking good, promoting your image, and of course improved off-road vision at night. And they carry our one year warranty. But if you want the top of the line, a real competition light, the same light racing greats like Ivan Stewart, Frank Vessels, Dave Shoppe, Manny Esquerra, Larry Schwacofer, Robby Gordon, Mark & Gorky McMillin and most of the top names in off-road racing win with, then insist on the KC Series Daylighter SS. It features the proven KC sealed beam, the race proven shock mount that we invent~d, and a stainless steel housing that's virtually indestructible. Plus the whole light is warranteed for five full years. Insist on genuine KC HiLiTES ... because there is no comparison. KC catalog $3.00. Aven1da De Luces • Williams, Arizona 86046 USA • 602/635-2607 September 1988 Page 19

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Pony Express ••• former editor of Off Road Action News. In the early days of the High Desert Series, both driver and co-driver were presented plaques for position in the series at the year end ceremonies. But, as many drivers shift co-drivers from race to race, it became impossible, in those days without a computer aid, to keep the points. Judy Smith's recent article on co-drivers and the duo of Mike Lund and Buzz Combe brought back many memories, some good and some certainly baa. But, for the most part, my associations with the teams and people that I co-drove with over the years have proven to be interesting and rewarding periods in my life. There's no better way to get to know and really understand a per-son than to sit next to him or her for a couple hundred brutal miles. So much for my past in this arena. Judy brought out a majority of the functions and reasons for the number two person in a race car. If my recollections are correct, off road and rally racing are the only two forms of motorsports that, in some classes, require the second person. Let's face it, the co-driver can, and usually does, play a piv-otal part or role in the successes or failures of a team. · It is NOW time for the promot-ers (e.g., HORA, SCORE, SNORE, ADRA, etc.) to recog-nize and reward the efforts of the co-drivers. Since day one, the promoters have required "Driver of Record" entries and they've set down rules and regulations for the Driver of Record, such as they must compete· in a certain percent-of the event and maybe must start the event, etc. It would be but a short step to establish a Co-Driver of Record program within the sport. Rules and regulations concerning the required participation of a co-driver during an event could be established and enforced just like those for drivers; entry forms can list a Co-Driver of Record and points can be awarded to these unsung team members based on event results. Then, at the year end awards banquet, one person can and should be recognized as . "Co-Driver of the Year" based on the final points tally. I can hear the promoters now ... Wilshire's making trouble again! But, with everyone, including his or her grandmother, receiving year end recognition and awards for their efforts in the sport, the co-drivers to this day remain unfairly absent. Hopefully, I've planted a seed. Now let's see if the promoters can, and will make it grow. Sam Wilshire London, England It is good to hear from Sam, a You receive a lot of letters complaining about this, that or the other thing about what hap-pened at a desert race or about the state of off road racing in general. I would like to write a letter prais-ing the general spirit of what I find to be typical among everyone involved in the sport of off road racing. I'm talking about the camaraderie and "help the fell ow racer" attitude among 'desert folk'. It is these two facets of off road racing that not only drew my family to this sport, but has kept us here for over 15 years. What happened June 12 at Glen Helen OHV Park is an excel-lent case in point. In the first heat race, while trying my hardest to stay in the lead with second place hot on my tail, I sheared the main shaft in my 5-1600 transmission of all its cogs. After dejectedly limping back into the pits with a trans that sounded like thousands of marbles rioting inside of a metal bowl, I asked my Dad if we More off-road races are won on Bilsteins than any other shock absorber, period. Page 20 -. •BORN TO PERFORM-BIL.STEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 11760 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121 619/453-7723 For additional tectmical information and a complete catalog, send $2.50. September 1988 had another tranny we could put in. He said yes, and that he would try to get it changed by the main event, and he wasn't sure he had enough time. The pit crew, my Dad, Jim Fay, plus Tony Burton, Greg Clark and Joel Klein, started working as fast as possible to get the rear cage off, the engine out, etc., etc., etc. As you know, working in a desert environment without power tools makes a major overhaul a slow and tedious job. Well, pitted across from us was the UltraStock driven by Tim Lewis. Lewis' chief mechanic must have heard the transmission as I pulled into the pits, because without us asking, he was over helping us in less than five minutes. He even brought over a generator and pneumatic tools which sped the process up by two or three fold. This wonderful person stayed with us and continued to volun-teer his service. When we got the new trans installed, it had to be pulled out again to have the shift-er changed. After about an hour and a half the whole car was back together and race ready with only about 15 minutes to spare. With-out the constant help of Tim Lewis' mechanic, I would not have made the main event. I would like to thank this man, but I'm embarassed to admit that I never asked him his name. So, I would like to thank him in this letter to DUSTY TIMES. I hope I will see him at the next race at Glen Helen, so I can shake his hand and thank him in person. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank ALL the unsung, anonymous rescuers that proliferate in the sport of off road racing. They all help keep the sport alive and well, and fun! Kathy Fay Northridge, CA Ok all you pit folks, take a bow. Kathy speaks for all off road racers, most of whom have been helped by pitters they never have seen before. John Tiedemann of Taylor Racing Seats. The team not only enjoyed the parade festivities, but also won an award for their parade division. Just two days prior to their parade appearance, the Coronado Racing Team raced in the grueling Fireworks 250 race in Barstow, CA, and placed eighth in Class 5-1600. This time Andy (Fast Dad) DeVercelly made sure not to "roll" the race car, or he had to answer to all the team members who got the car ready for the race and the parade. The team would also like to thank the Basore Racing T earn and the Brian "The Stud" Good-rich crew for helping us out with gas and tires. It's friends like you that help make off road racing what it is today. Maybe the Coro-nado Boys can help you out someday. Thanks Brudda 's. Aloha. Da' Kahuna Malabanan Coronado, CA All members of the Conejo Off Road Racing Team would like to extend their sympathies to the family and friends of Walt Lott. It was a shock to finish the ;ace and be told that we had lost him. Many people, especially the rac-ing community, will miss him. In our own group, whenever we had an especially challenging course, we said it had been "Walterized" with his own special touch. Dur-ing the memorial at the race awards, Stan Parnell asked God to give Walt his own piece of the desert to ride on and allow him to keep marking his own course. We all thought that was especially appropriate, because we would like to think of him as doing what he loved best. The Fireworks 250 was the roughest race of the year for our CJ. Our rear spring rate was not set up correctly for this course and it was like riding a bucking bronco. Our only problem during the race was a flat, which, thanks to a Spy Racing crew, was quickly WehaveracedalloftheHDRA changed. We switched drivers races for the past year or so, and and refueled at the CORE pit at find the organization to be a very Checkpoint 4. It's nice to have competent group. Let's hope that them where you need them. it continues along the same lines Thanks to Dave Turner for under the new leadership. We lending us two radios for our have not seen the tall blonde chase teams and to Bob Hynes woman in the orange T-shirt at who worked until 10 p.m. trying the last few races, but were told to solve our radio problem. The that she was at the Mint 400 only thing we were unhappy somewhere about mile 85 holed about was the extremely short up in a motor home. Can't say we notice (during the drivers' meet-blame her, though, the weather on ing just before the race) that we the west side of the mountains would be running three laps was not only bad, it was danger- instead of four. That required a ous. We are looking forward to major change of strategy and the next race, and hope that the crewing. tall blonde is there. Whoever she That's about it this month is, she is very much _appreciated except to say thinks to General by all the racers and pit ct'ews for- Tire and all our other sponsors. tunate enough to see her. The . We are looking forward to the word fantastic is not enough to challenge of the Nevada 500! describe what she does for a Mike Schwellinger T-shirt. Conejo Off Road Racing Team The Las Vegas Racers Newbury Park, CA and Pit Crew DUSTY TIMES welcomes letters Andy L. DeVercelly and the from all corners of off road activity. Coronado Racing Team would The Pon'/ Express column will like to personally thank some of feature all the mail we can fit into our sponsors that appeared in the the space. Please keep your words famous Independence Day Parade fairly brief. Because. of space in Coronado, CA, this past July limitations, your pearls of prose may 4th. They are Bob Mount, of · be edited, but DUSTY TIMES will Yokohama Tires, Bob and Mary print your gripes as well as your' Hynes, of R.L.H. Enterprises praises. Letters for publication (Uniden), Ron and Jane, of should be at the DUSTY TIMES Sports Racing Gasoline, Ivan office by the 15th of the month in Heckscher, of Sign world, and order to appear in the next_issue. Dusty Times

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1988 DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: ROUND 3 Godfrey/Geiser Grab Top Honors at the 11th Annual Snowflake Buggy Bash By Daryl Drake Phows: 3-D Photography ,»#~ -~-~ • Rick Geiser subbed for Steve Godfrey, and with young Chris Godfrey co-driving the Sandhawk, Geiser led the race from flag to flag scoring the Pro overall_ victory and Class 2 honors. The "Snowflake Buggy Bash" has been an Arizona Labor Day tradition for the past decade. Until this year. The 1988 edition was bumped up to a July 16-17 date. Rick Geiser was ready. Subbing for Steve Godfrey, he brought the Mickey Thompson Tires/ Station 1 /Fly-N-Hi/Palmer's Custom Speed Equipment/Racekraft Sandhawk in with top honors, taking the Overall and Class 2. "Thanks for letting me tear your car up, Steve!" laughed Geiser as he climbed out of the racer. God-frey had turned the wheel over after feeling ill all morning, but quickly improved, finding his car was still in one piece. "Rick's a great driver," said Godfrey, "but he'll sure show you where the weak spots are!" The Buggy Bash's last minute change of schedule was made after the U.S. Forest Service refused to issue a permit for the fifth edition of the Flagstaff "Hi Country 150," citing environmental concerns. A.D.R.A. did its best to secure another race permit, but bureauc-racy doesn't move that fast, so A.D.R.A. swapped race dates, and now the "Hi Country 150" will take place on the Labor Day weekend near Williams, Arizona (home of KC HiLites). Despite the schedule change, A.D.R.A. had it all together for the Snowflake event, and 97 rac-ers made the long trek through the desert heat to the cool White Mountains in eastern Arizona. Here, the Forest Service allowed A.D.R.A. to lay out a new route, 38 miles long. Much oflast year's course was used, run backwards this time, and A.D.R.A. also reclaimed trails and roads that had been set aside as a "Wildlife Quiet Area" for the past few years. Some new trail was also opened to the racers and aptly titled "38 turns." This section was so tight and so thick with trees that some racers joked it was too narrow for Pagcn motorcycles. In any case, a 120 inch wheelbase was not the hot ticket there. Other portions of the route included wide open range roads, rocky uphills, roller coast-er powerlines, plenty of dust and, at times, mud. Pro Division racers were slated for a leisurely noon starting time on Saturday. Skies were clear, dry and warm. Running six laps for 228 miles they left in this order: 10, 1, 2, 1-2-1600, 8, Challenger, 4, and had seven hours to com-plete the race. Class 10, with 11 entries, was the largest, and after lap one, Ed Beard was in the lead on time. Bill Capatch was ahead on the road, but 38 seconds back and had to pit with a thrown belt. John Gardner and Dave Hubbard were third 19 seconds later, while Jay Lipscomb and Glen Hennessey, 21 seconds back in fourth, still held the lead on the road. Dan Spencer was fifth another 21 seconds back. Beard would continue to lead throughout the race, despite compl_ainmg that the motor wasn't right. Capatch dropped to fifth on lap two due to the pit stop and Lipscomb/Hennessey moved up to second. Greg Oswskey was now third, and Richard Binder had moved into fourth. Binder then took over second as Capatch reclaimed fourth and Lipscomb/ Hennessey dropped to fifth. And so it went 'till the last lap, as the racers drove in and out of thunderstorms. Beard held a four minute lead on Binder, Oswskey was another five minutes back in third, Capatch just 1 :44 behind for fourth with Lipscomb/Hennessey in fifth five minutes later. Mr. SuperSeats himself told me his brakes were going away but the motor was running good" at last," and he sailed in the winner with a 8:34 advantage over Capatch ::tfter Binder broke. Oswskey claimed third, two and a half minutes later. Over-coming a bad last lap due to a worsening trans, Lipscomb/ Hen-nessey managed a fourth place fin-ish and Stan Calvelage earned fifth after battling tire, shock, pumper and clutch troubles~ Turning in a time of 5:05.41 gave the Beard's SuperSeats/ Stroller Engineering/Yokohama Toyota Chaparral an average of 42.40 mph and third overall. "It was a hard race," said Beard. "With the way the air changed we missed on our jetting and I really had to work to keep out front. Class 10 was first on the road in Pro Division, and Ed Beard took the lead early, and led all the way to victory in the Toyota Chaparral. September 1988 ; ·• •· ,A;;,4%, 4 ,_ ,, .• w .,#. Despite an.attempt to teach his Chaparral how to climb trees, and knocking out reverse gear, Jerry Finney took the Pro Class 1 lead on the last laps and held on to win. When it started raining the motor started running good but we lost the brakes. So, you can win with problems ... if everybody else has more problems!" Runner-up Capatch said, "l threw a belt on lap one, but Ed had me already, it was a real driver's race." Five Unlimited cars, including Jack Dinsmore's lone Baja, made up the Class 1 field. Jerry Finney set the pace moving out front by 1:31 over Tim Knight, debuting his new car out of Tucson. Al Bright was just one second back for third. Mike Perez, thinking he was out of the race since his Mazda was screaming, came in 1 :06 later for fourth. Dinsmore was five minutes back for fifth. Finney set hot lap of the day, a 48:42, on his second loop, while Bright moved into second three minutes back but now two ahead of Knight. Perez had pitted, figur-ing he was out due to the exhaust leak. He had exposed the Mazda's vulnerable header at just the time Finney caught him. A neat little cut resulted, and the Mazda had gone from one of its quietest rac-ing configurations to "Screaming Mimi." But teammate crew-chief Ross Whitmoyer quickly gathered up a welder, plate and rod from neighboring pits and within min-utes, the Mazda was roaring quietly again. Dinsmore also had a long lap after clipping a tree, so Perez was able to retain fourth. Bright slowed a bit as the rain began but moved into the lead after Finney dropped ten minutes as he mounted a few trees. Perez was now third, 26 minutes behind as Knight lost big time to unknown woes and fell to fifth. Bright's exhaust had cracked on the lap though, and he pitted for hasty repairs. Still in the lead, Bright set out again while team-mate Doc Ingram started ripping the muffler off his truck. Reports vary as to whether the exhaust was adequately repaired in the pit, but by check one the car was loud again -and was black-flagged at the end of lap four while enjoying a 1:51 lead over Finney. Ingram welded on the truck muffler and tried to restart the race but was barred from the course, and the entry was later disqualified after the competition board ruled that Bright shouldn't have started the lap without the exhaust completely repaired. Finney then inherited the lead and clicked off two more smooth quick laps for the win. Perez was second, nearly 40 minutes back but more than 20 ahead of Dins-more, third. Knight had run two good laps after his mid-race woes and finished fourth, 43 minutes behind Dinsmore. Finney's time of 5:0J.37 in the Trick Fuel/Mid Valley Engineer-ing/Fly-N-Hi/OffRoad Com-munications/Yokohama/Sum-mers Brothers Type 4 Chaparral gave him a 42.69 mph average and second overall. "1 mounted three trees today," laughed Finney, "and I couldn't get reverse. I must have spent seven or eight minutes in one spot. This is my first time racing here since 1977 - I didn't remember all the trees!" Second place finisher Perez said, "We took it easy after the long pit and I'm glad I did, 'cause the tranny started going at the end." In Class 2 seven started, three finished, and it was Steve God-frey's Sandhawk out front wire-to-wire for the Overall win as well. But Godfrey wasn't at the wheel, Rick Geiser was, after Godfrey had burned too much midnight oil getting the car prepped. Chris Godfrey, Steve's son, rode shotgun. Lap one saw Geiser in the lead by 48 seconds over Gray Hen-dricks, who would hold second all day. Jerry Everett was third about a minute back. Bill Cook held fourth and Frank Thomas was fifth. Geiser then clicked off five laps all faster than the first and never varied by more than a minute. Jim Bell and Walt Laycock broke their front axle in the first five miles, but came back strong in two wheel drive on the Jeep to win the Pro Class 4 honors. Dusty Times

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Cook moved into third on lap two and was having a good day 'til he caught a tree at check two on the fifth lap. The Everetts then reclaimed third and held it to the finish as the last finishers. Geiser was the only racer to break the five-hour barrier, turn-ing in a 4:56.41, averaging 43.fi8 mph, to give top honors to God-frey's Wasser Boxer Sandhawk. "Steve called me at 2 o'clock yes-t rday and said 'help me on the car' ... it was a frame! We stayed up all night to get it finisheJ ... had to put the whole front end together plus, plus, plus! "Steve wasn't feeling too good by race time so I took over. Chris was a great co-driver and kept his thumbs up all the way . The new four-stage Palmer's front end worked super. It's got a good 19 inches of travel and we could really slam the ditches. I really want to thank Danny Foddrill for that one." "Our Mickey Thompson tires worked super in the dust, rocks and mud! We'd like to thank all our sponsors and had no troubles except for traffic. Dwight Lundell was stuck in the middle of the track on lap two so we pushed him off and then we caught Fin-ney in a tree and chased him for three or four laps. Great race!" Once again it was Weiser/Wes-ter vs. Jim Borel in Class 1-2-1600. Weiser and Wester enjoyed a 25 second lead at the end of lap one, but Borel moved out front by 42 seconds next time around. Borel held the lead for the next three laps by : 13, 9: 13, and 8:57 respectively, as Weiser fought tranny troubles and a broken tie rod end. But on the final circuit, disaster struck when Borel's clutch cylinder "ex-ploded" and he got a flat. This let W eiser, who was on his slowest lap, get around for t he win by 25 minutes. So Don WeiserandJeffWester racked up another win for the T.U.F. Off Road/ Rick's Fiber-craft/F.A.T./Chirco Auotmo-tive/EastsideCycle/ K.A.M.A . Racing T. U .F.-built with a time of 5:57.49 to average 36.22 mph and finish 18th overall. "It was popping out of gear and we fell way back," said Weiser. "And then we broke the tie rod end and I thought that was that. We don't like to win this way but somebody has to! My thanks to Jeff for being such a good co-driver." In Class 8, five big trucks tried their luck. Frank Turben held the .lead by 52 seconds over Richard Mann. Greg Holman was third four minutes back with Rob McCabe fourth and Nels Tomlin-son fifth. Turben broke an axle on .. Richard Mann turned in lap times that rivaled the unlimited cars and brought the big Chevy in fourth overall, the Pro Class 8 winner. lap two and fell to the rear while by eight seconds on Morrow / Pier-Mann moved out front for the pont. Imbriale had pitted with a duration. McCabe took over loose front trailing arm and second but lost his rear brakes on dropped to third. lap three and slowed, allowing Next time around, Morrow/ Tomlinson to get around into Pierpont were back on top by 39 second. seconds, but Anderson was going Turben rejoined the race and strong now and took over to the ran strong but to no avail, and at finish to win by over eight min-the flag, Mann was followed by utes. Imbriale was third five min-T omlinson, 41 minutes back, utes later but well ahead of the McCabe, another nine minutes · Le. ~s and Randel. behindandTurben,anothereight With a time of 5:39.15, the minutes in arrears. Mann's win-Nelco Construction/Dimmett ning time of 5:12.18 in the Air-Construction/Black's Dynamic Comm/ Sports Racing Gas/BF-Engines/Tucson Oil/ Big O Tires Goodrich/ J&M Racing/ Richard T-Mag averaged 38.20 mph and Mann Racing Chevrolet gave him finished ninth overall. Dimmett a 41.50 mph average and fourth said, "We cruised, no trouble all overall. day!" While teammate Anderson "Perfect!" exclaimed Mann Tom Higgins and Rich Cada hit the ground running in their Chaparral and they led all the way to take the Sportsman overall honors and the Class 10 title and points. added, ·"The rain sure was nice. I'd like to thank my wife -or I might get in trouble. Also special thanks to Les Black for building a bulletproof motor!" Just four racers tried Class 4, and only one finished. Jim Bell and Walt Laycock "started out terrible" but came out the winners after the rest dropped out. " Less than five miles out we lost our four-wheel-drive and that put us down for about 20 min-utes. We had to run the rest in two-wheel-dcive," said Bell. "And then I did some fender damage. Can't blame Walt for that!" "I got the windshield," laughed Laycock, "on the fifth lap. The course was a little tight for a truck. W e widened it out though! Our Armstrongs never let us down." The Bell Concrete/ Bell Cement Tools & Accessories Jeep Hon-cho covered the distance in 5:44.56 to average 37.57 mph and finish 12th overall. For the day, out of 40 Pro entries, 25 took the checkered flag to yield a 62.53% finishing ratio. Post-race disqualifications of Dwight Lundell and Benny Hinds were made for having chase vehicles on the course, and the pair were also suspended for one race. Sunday morning was cool and overcast as the Sportsmen lined up. They raced or-after the race. "Especially after I screwed up yesterday on the jet-ting loop and bent an A-arm. Today the truck worked great and I owe it to John McGill of J&M Race Prep. He stayed out here until 2 a.m. fixing the truck so it would race today, and it won. Special thanks to Sid Cohen and Air Comm, too. But you can tell Phil that the 38 turns section is not for a truck." SWAY•A•WAr Runner-up Tomlinson was proud of his finish and laughed, "l think we're finally getting the bugs out!" He's owned the truck over 20 years. Six Pro Challengers were next off the line, and at the end of lap one, Donovan Morrow and Bill Pierpont were out front by 1 :35 over Larry Dimmett and David Anderson. Just 15 seconds back was John and Jack Lee, six seconds ahead of John Imbriale. Ron Dalke was another minute back for fifth. At the end of two, Morrow/ Pierpont were still leading, now with Imbriale 1: 10 back in second, Dimmett/ Anderson third, Lee/Lee fourth and Keith Randel fifth. Lap three was Dim-mett' s last before turning the wheel over to Anderson, so he charged hard and took over first ~-THE SWAY-A-WAY BOOT Designed and manufactured for racing. FHs Porsche 911 Turbo c.v. flanges. Locking lip on i.d. prevents boot from slipping off flange. Sized to eliminate pinching of the boot between the axle and the flange. Made of tough, no-tear material. \ Kit includes 4 boots and 8 clamps (part #3200). See your local dealer. 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-<l#!c Mike Woods put his sedan on its nose here, but he had no troubles on the course and picked up the Sportsman Class 5-1600 honors. Bill Krug Sr. was alone again in Sportsman Class 1-2-1600, but he did stay out of the trees this year to take the win in his Bunderson. In a close duel with John Raitter all the way, Brett Kuretich came out on top in the Sportsman Challenger battle in the Beard's two seater. Troy Churchman had his best .run yet in the Off Road Buggy Supply single seater, and he earned the Sportsman 1600 Limited trophy. Clay Clark took the lead in the six Bug Sportsman Class 5 battle midway in the second lap and charged on to finish three laps and win the class. C.. in this class order new car, leading the way with the forthreelaps:2, 10,5, 1600Ltd., fast lap of the event, a 47:23, Challenger, 1-2-1600, 7S and ahead of the Brown and Brown 5/1600. team by 27 seconds. Doug Boel-T en entries left the line in Class man was third ahead of Reuben 2, and Keith Alger was hot in his Wood and Team Marciano in the 930 CV COOLERS Page i4 Dissipating the heat build up in your 930 CVs can be a big problem in all types of off road racing. Excessive heat can cause failure due to exceeding grease drop point temperatures, which reduces lubrication and increases harmful friction. These new aluminum-flanged coolers bolt right on, and can produce a temperature drop of up to · 100° F. The surface cooling area is six times greater than the 930 CV by itself. All this for just .. $3995 1826 North 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85009 (602) 272-9333 Mike Taylor drove the only Sportsman Class 7S, but he drove all three laps for a good finish in the Ford Courier that is his daily transportation. front five. Taking the Sportsman Overall Boelman moved out front on win as well as the class battle, the the next lap as the Browns ran into Higgins/Cada Yokohama/ Ari-mechanical woes and Alger, zona Transaxle/D&D Roofing/ rolled, ran into Wood and the Metalcraft/ R .E.F. Chaparral wrath of the Buckeye Boys. Seems covered the 114 miles in 2:27 .55 Alger had tapped Wood at the to average 43.81 mph. "Dusty!" dust plagued "Western 250," and exclaimed Higgins. "We hit the Wood wasn't sure the second same tree three times, but we got time was an accident. Neither was lucky! A real fast course. This his crew. So A.D.R.A. held Alger one's for Ryan, my one month old up in the pits for awhile to let boy." tempers cool. _Alger was now Sportsman Class 5 boasted six second, the Browns sixth and starters this time around. Tim Team Marciano held third. Tom Zane, who'd balled up his last Baja Green took over fourth and Sharp here a couple of years back, was and Sharp moved up to fifth. back charging hard and was out The final lap saw Boelman con-front by four seconds over Clay tinue to increase his lead to the Clark at the end of lap one. Ted finish, beating Alger by 8:24. and Don Kline held third a few Team Marciano hung on to third, minutes back, and Keith Jaeger their best finish yet, 8:21 later and was fourth with lots of little the Sharps took fourth 3:53 after troubles. that ·but 59 seconds ahead of . Zane had big troubles on lap Green, fifth. two and disappeared into the A time of 2:29.15 gave Boe!- woods. Clark slowed his pace just man' s Bailey's Fabric/Law a little with the Klines 10 minutes Upholstery / Dan's Offset Repair/ back in second.Jaeger had his best Lizzzard Chassis/ Beard's Super- lap but was still a minute and a Seats Palmer's Tandem a 43.42 half behind the Klines. mph average and second overall. Clark ran a smooth final lap to "Everything went real well," said give the "Will Consider Any Boelman. "We had lots of clear Sponsors!" DirT rix sedan the win air and I only hit one tree - with a time of 2:39.17, averaging twice!" 40.68 mph to finish seventh over-Sportsman Class 10 matched all. Jaeger had more trouble, but the Pros with 11 entries and with a finished, to take second 23 min-wire-to-wire winner. Tom Hig- utes behind. gins and Rich Cada put their "We only had five minµtes on Chaparral out front by 1:22 over Steve McArthur on lap one. Randy Miller and Bruce Mills were third, 54 seconds later, while Al McMullen ran fourth just 19 seconds back. Emmett Warren held fifth 25 seconds after McMullen. this motor when we started," said Clark. "But it hung together per-fect, thanks to John at Racekraft. My wife went for her first co-drive. I don't think she wants to go again -too dusty!" Five tried their hand in 1600 Limited competition, but it was Troy Churchman out front all day. At the end of two laps, Jim Covey was five minutes behind with Ben Pierpont a minute behind that. Shaun Darr and Hathcox/Heath were limping in fourth and fifth. Churchman sailed on for his best lap and the win, while Covey hit a tree, hard. Pierpont had to replace his sick co-driver, but hung on to finish second, 13 min-utes behind Churchman. Finishing a strong fifth overall, the Beard's SuperSeats/Off Road Buggy Supply / Churchman Rac-ing/General Tire ORBS single clocked a 2:36.03 to average 41.53 mph. "Smooth," said Churchman, "The oil got.a little hot but no problems. Thanks to Beard's, Off Road Buggy Supply and General." We talked to Covey after he got back to the pits. The front beam was pushed back a good foot and the seats were two inches forward. "We got on the wrong side of the berm," lamented Covey as he nursed a sore shoulder. "And kaboom! we were stopped. The car flexed enough that _I bent the steering wheel rim somehow." But the sturdy construction of the little 1600 Sandhawk protected him from major injury. The Sportsman Challengers numbered four this time and all made the first lap. Brett Kuretich held a 41 second margin on John Raitter with Scott McKay third and Chris Harris a distant fourth. Raitter tied Kuretich on time after two laps but the latter turned up the wick just enough to beat Raitter by 4 7 seconds. McKay had the unfortunate luck of fin-ishing third 13 minutes after the time limit ran out. The winning Pro-Cap Enter-prises/ Kuretich Orchards Beard's t. . At the end of two, Higgins/ Cada had a two minute margin on McArthur, and the order re-mained unchanged until the final lap when McArthur was sidelined by a broken steering arm and M cM ul !en passed Mill er / M i_lls for second. Rudy and Georgianna Warren, eighth after lap one, picked up the pace and earned fourth as the last finisher in class. Larry Dimmett and David Anderson shared driving chores in the T-Mag, and here clear a checkpoint en route to victory in the Pro Challenger class. September 1988 Dusty Times

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.;:'-< . • 4,,, .• Craig Bell had a great time driving his dad's Jeep Honcho, and he drove the Class 4 rig to the Beginner overall and unlimited titles. John Miles barely made it off the line, had to pit for a fix, then came back charging hard to take his first Beginner 1600 Limited victory. Jack Dinsmore was the only Pro Class 5 Baja racer at Snowflake so he ran with the Class 1 cars and finished third out of five starters. . ........... Nels Tomlinson had his best showing in quite awhile, moving into second in Class 8 on the third lap, and he claimed second in class in his '66 Ford. Sportsman Keith Alger ran the fastest lap of the weekend in his new Sandhawk. Various woes put him in at sixth overall Sportsman and second in Class 2. Steve Godfrey's son Chris held up the family honor co-driving with Rick Geiser, as Geiser drove to first overall in Pro category. two seater turned in a 2:47.44 for a 38.63 mph average and ninth overall. " Basically," said Kure-tich, "I'd have to thank my mom and dad." Bill Krug Sr. was all alone again in Sportsman 1-2-1600, so he decided to run just two laps and brought the Beard's SuperSeats/ Truck Stop backed Bunderson in with a time of 1 :54.14 to average 37.82 mph. "After my run-in with the trees here last time," said Krug, "I played it safe although I just missed a bunch of cows on the track at one point. Otherwise it was clear sailing and lots of fun." And Mike Taylor was the lone 7S Mini-truck. He ran three con-sistent laps in 3: 18.22 to average 32.67 mph and earn 17th overall in the Jim's Alignment and Brake/ Dave's Portable Welding Ford Courier that also serves as· his weekday transportation. "We had a great time today," said Taylor. "Great course and the truck ran good; thanks to Jim's Alignment for building a front end I couldn't break." Gil Feldman was the lone Class 1 entry. A broken steering arm slowed his early charge, but his crew fixed him up and he went on to bring the Desert Mfa./Eastside Cycle Ninja Mini-rail in with a time of 3:45.07, and 28.79 mph average and 20th overall. Finally, the lone 5 -1600 of Mike Woods hit the trail. He decided to run just two laps and did it in 2:01.54 to average 35.44 mph in the D.R.T./W ade Auto-motive/Rick's Fibercraft/T.U.F. Off Road/Beard's SuperSeats/ Filler Safety T.U.F. Baja. "The trees were a little scary," said Woods, "but the car ran fine, for a change! Thanks to Wayne Greene at D.R.T. and T.U.F.!" For the Sportsmen, out of 41 entries, 21 finished to give the di-vision a 52.5% finishing ratio. Sixteen Beginner Division rac-ers, nine unlimited, seven limited, lined up luck of the draw for two laps early Sunday afternoon. Lap one for the unlimiteds saw Craig Bell put the Bell Honcho in Dusty Times the lead after Omar Adams knew if I let go, the awning would flipped. Doug Crawford was just flip over the roof and tear off (and 20 seconds back in second with then I'd probably never get a set of T eam Marciano three minutes SuperSeats!). So there I was, flap-back for third. Corky Sharp was ping in the breeze, wondering if I was going over the top. But Ed reeled me in and we wrestled the awning down. That was my wild ride for the weekend. Next up, for the Labor Day weekend, A.D.R.A. has sched-uled a semi-short course event using part of the· Williams, Ari-zona rodeo grounds. Give 'em a ring for the final details. fourth and Brian Brown fifth. --------------------------------------Bell slowed a little near the fin-ish when the windshield collapsed in on him. Walt Laycock, co-driving, yanked it off him and Craig sailed in the overall and unlimited victor with a time of 1:47.24 and a 40.22 mph average in the big yellow pickup. Crawford was just 24 seconds back for second in Ron Fields' Class 10 Funco. Five minutes later came T earn Marciano, 1 :09 ahead ofBrown. Bill KrugJr. ran a quick second lap to end up fifth seven minutes later and edge out Sharp by 20 seconds. In the 1600 Limited battle, Tony Hooper was in the lead after lap one, 1 :43 ahead ofJohn Miles. Bob Kuretich was third another two minutes back with Steve Cohen fourth and Eric Brazinaw fifth. Hooper went out on lap two and Miles sailed in the winner by 16 minutes over Cohen. Kuretich · was 13 minutes back after pitting for shock absorbers, and Linda Dimmett gave her husband's T-Mag a try finishing fifth. Miles' Hunter Racing/ Sham-rock Racing Hi J1,1mper turned in a time of 1:56.30 to average 37.07 mph and finish fifth overall Beginner. " My car died right on the line," said Miles, "so I went right into my pit. After a couple minutes I remembered that I'd left a rag stuffed in my carb! My crew got that out and I caught 'em all in my class! This is my first win after five races, and I'd like to thank Sean Baker, my parents, and Shamrock Racing." The Beginner Division yielded the best finishing ratio, 68.8%, with 11 out of 16 starters making it. Most of the racers were on the way home by 4 p.m., but those that stayed on got a good little windstorm. I was helping the Beards roll up their motorhome awning when it hit full force. I PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. ANNOUNCES THEIR LINE OF NEW HELMETS * Standard Voyager w/90° Hose Fitting * Deluxe Voyager w/molded Air Inlet * Super Deluxe Voyager Red/Silver or Black/Silver w/molded Air Inlet ALL NEW STYLE HELMETS -'85 SNELL APPROVAL RACHET SHIELD - MUCH LIGHTER -MORE NOSE ROOM ALSO AVAILABLE DRINKERS - KOOL PAC'S - MR 4000 LEXAN SHIELDS GLASS OVERLAY SHIELDS - 4' & 8' HOSES - FILTERS PUMPER MOTORS - CUSTOMER CONVERSIONS Plus! A Full Line of Simpson Safety Products. September 1988 PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. 9371 Kramer St., Unit G & H Westminster, Calif. 92683 714/894-8332 Page 25

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CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES 1988 Prescott Fore·st Rally Text & Photos: Rod Koch !w--.•tt,'. ''·-,,,;:•A·~:-~<❖·-· •. Sk@·: mt;.,.,®..:f:..·t':, .. ~,;«.-.,~ ,:,;. .-,f·-~-- --~·,❖.i . ~--m009 :%«;·/tf j Lon Peterson and Jim Love are well on their way to another series championship in the fast Arrow. At Prescott they won most of the stages, won the rally overall and the points in Open class. The 1988 Prescott Forest Rally held over the weekend ofJuly 8-10, literally started with a streak of lightening and a clap of thunder. Forty-five minutes before the cars were to start from the historic town square of down-town Prescott, Arizona, the skies opened up and dumped about an inch of rain and hail. Locals call this time of year the Monso~:m season. The rally teams just called it wet. The rain let up as abruptly as it started and the first of the 24 rally cars started on schedule at 12:00 o'clock high noon on Saturday. Rally headquarters was situated at the Prescottonian Best Western hotel a mile north of the town square. Registration and technical THE inspection -were held at the Pres-cottonian's large parking lot on Friday evening, followed by a welcoming party around the pool and spa. Pepsi hosted the party and was the primary sponsor of the event. Roger Gibson and Steve Tor-ranee from Dallas, Texas, tra-velled the farthest to run their fine looking Datsun 280ZX. Roger Gibson will be putting on the Big Bend Bash Pro Rally the weekend of February 4, 1989 held on the 250,000 acre Terlingua Ranch of Carroll Shelby fame. Lon Peterson and Jim Love, the 1986 SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional Champions in their fast Arrow, were hoping for a win in this event to clinch the 1988 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 26 championship. Peterson and Love are currently the points leaders for the divisional championship as well as leading the California Rally Series in the Open Class. Trailing by only a small margin was Roger Hull of Prescott in his potent Datsun 610, a CRS Stock class car. Mike Blore, CRS's Glen Helen Rallysprint organizer, showed up in the only CRS GT class vehicle, a new Mazda 323 GTX 4-wheel drive turbo coupe. Fifteen Open class cars were · entered along with eight CRS Stock class machines. Forestry requirements alledgedly banned the large pickups, but five smaller trucks showed up. David Burgess in his lswu and Richard Chemotti in his Ford Courier entered CRS · Stock class. Don Lindfors had the ex-Willie Valdez Class 7 Ford Ranger entered in Open Class. Mike Johnston had installed a dose-ratio 2802 5-speed in his Nissan pickup, and Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub, both off road racers, decided to give Prescott a try in their well prepped Toyota pre-runner pickup. On the 32 mile transit out to Stage 1, Jeff Griffin and Camille Barnett had a rocker arm shear off of their Volvo 142, and they were out before it began. The Peter-son/ Love Arrow rocketed through the 5.14 mile Stage 1 with fast time of 6 minutes, 3 seconds. The Roger Hull/ Smith Datsun 610 was second fastest and quickest Stock class car with 6 minutes, 24 seconds time. The Regan Smolkovich/McDermott Arrow took third overall at 6 minutes, 35 seconds, with Jean Vigier and Brian Finn's V-6 Peu-geot 504 in fourth at 6 minutes, 38 seconds. The rally was scheduled to run a total of 14 stages and a total of 305 miles. The first eight stages were to be run in the Pine and Juniper forested areas north of the picturesque ranch country of Chino Valley north of Prescott. Stage 2, a 2.25 mile wide, fast road, saw most teams averaging around 60 mph. Peterson/ Love won the stage in 1 minute, 58 seconds, with the Dave Thomas/ September 1988 The Pare Ferme was in Prescott's town square, with the picturesque courthouse for background. This shot was tflk"Jn shortly before the rains came, just before the rally started. Jean Vigier and Brian Finn drove the Peugeot 504 to second overall and in Open class, taking the spot by just over half a minute at the finish. Dan Pillow RX-7 in second at 2 have become impassable due to minutes, 3 seconds, and Hull/ the sporatic cloudbursts in that Smith third at 2 minutes, 7 area. A re-seeding for start posi-seconds. tions after the service break, gave Stage 3, 6.10 miles long and Lon Peterson and Jim Love a called Rattlesnake Gulch, was deciding lead over the second reputed to be the roughest stage of place RX-7 of Thomas and Pillow the event. It was that and more, as by a minute and 46 seconds. the skies opened up and changed Third place time overall was held it into a total mud stage. by Jean Vigier and Brian Finn in Neither Peterson, Thomas or the Peugeot, with the Smolko-Hull seemed bothered by the vich/McDermott Arrow in sticky.clay type mud, as Peterson fourth edging out Hull/Smith in won the stage with Thomas in for fifth by 11 seconds. Hull main-a close second, and Hull third, .rained the Stock class lead how-with best Stock time. ever, followed by Paula Gibeault Stage 4, called Hell's Canyon, and Jim Jacobson in Paula's Dat-7 .34 miles long, was a repeat show sun 510 in sixth overall and of Stage 3, with Peterson winning second fastest stocker. David followed by Thomas and Hull. Burgess and his Father Gary Bur-Stages 5 and 6 were Stages 1 and 2 gess in the Isuzu pickup were run over again with Peterson tak- holding third in Stock and sev-ing fast time on both. A long ser-enth overall. vice break followed Stage 6, at a Stage 7 was Stage 4 run in place called The Wishing Well in reverse, andStage8 was Stage 5 in Poulden, Arizona. A neat bar-reverse. Mike Blore obviously beque was available for competi-more familiar by this time in the tors, service crews and course Mazda 323 GTX, won Stage 7, workers. It was put .on by Pepsi just six seconds ahead of Lon and the Big Brothers and Big Sis- Peterson. Stage 7 saw Seed 3 lead-ters organizations of Prescott. ers Marcus Clark and John Elkin's Rally organizer Rob Cherry, Mazda RX-2 DNF due to front showed concern that the rally may end problems. DUSTY TIMES have to be cut short, as the later reporter Rod Koch and navigator stages 9-14 scheduled to run in Todd Bane lost a fuel pump in the the Verde Vally and near the his- same stage and also recorded a toric mining town ofJ erome, may DNF in the vintage VW Fastback. The Hull/Smith Datsun 610 flew through the hills to third overall, and Roger took home the winning points in Stock class as well, after a tight battle. Dusty Times

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Mike Blore and Gary Dunk/aw got used to the new Mazda 323 G TX 4x4 quickly, and they ended up sixth overall, the winner in CRS GT class as well. Officials listed the cause of the cut out Stages 13 and 14 due to air-cooled VW's DNF as a failed Forest Ranger concerns over pos-water pump? Peterson took Stage sible flash flood conditions. Lon 8 in6 minutes, 3 seconds, justtwo Peterson and Jim Love's victory seconds over Roger Hull with the was not without their share of Thomas RX-7 in for third best problems. Halfway thru Stage 11, time. the Arrow blew a head gasket. The Peterson/Love Arrow Lon Peterson saw his oil pressure steamroller then won the 5. 7 5 drop from 100 lbs. to 30 lbs., and mile Stage 9 in the exact time that water temperature go up from they took to win Stage 8, 6 min-190 to 250°F. During the short utes, 3 seconds. The Thomas/ Pi!- transit between Stages 11 and 12, low RX-7 DNF'd on this stage due clouds of steam spewed out the to unlisted mechanical woes. Arrow's exhaust, yet somehow Lu.-inda Strub with Matt Sweeney they kept it going to the finish and navigating, rolled their pre-the win. · runner Toyota and DNF'd on Jean Vigier and Brian Finn in Stage 9, but suffered no injuries the Peugeot took second overall other than a lot of body damage. and in Open class edging out Danny Topjian and Rick Baucoe had a good un in the older, four cylinder Capri, and they moved up late in the game to seventh overall and fourth in Open c/ast,. finished sixth overall and first in CRS GT class in the only 4x4 entered in the event. They had one flat tire, but registered no major problems for their first time out in the new car. Danny Topjian and Rick Bau-coe, had a good run in the 4 cylinder Capri and finished a fine seventh overall and fourth in Open. Ian Miller in his firsf rally in a Stock class Toyota Starlet scored an excellent eighth overall and third in Stock class. Ninth overall and fifth in Open went ta. Don Lindfors and Mark Mueller ih the ex-class 7 Ford Ranger pickup. Rounding out the top ten finishers, tenth place overall and fourth in Stock went to the Toy-ota Starlet ofNoberto Gomez and Oscar Facio. In all, 15 of the 24 starters fin-. ished the rugged Prescott event. The press on regardless honorable mention goes to East of Indio Rally organizers Roger Allison and Randy Hensley. Roger drove his newly finished Datsun 510 all the way from Southern Califor-nia, and was running in ninth overall and fourth in Stock class at the half-way mark. On Stage 11 they had two flats but only one spare. They finished that stage as well as the last one on the rim, taking 15th and last overall. Prizes and awards were given out at the awards breakfast held the next morning in downtown Prescott. One of the newest con-tingency donors was the Bilstein Corp. offering product prizes in the amounts of$500., $400., and $300. for first, second and third in each class. The Prescott Forest Rally was a fine example of full cooperation between the rallyists, local business and organizations and officials and of course, the fine assistance from the Arizona Forestry. SCCA should put this one on their list for a possible National event next year. Peterson/ Love won the 10.84 Roger Hull who finished third mile Stage 10 and the 16.09 mile overall and first in Stock. Fourth Stage 11. Roger Hull took second overall and second in Stock went fast time on Stage 10 and Stage to Paula Gibeault in the venerable 11, followed by Jean Vigier's Peu- Datsun 510. The Regan Smolko-geot. Peterson .and Lo ve con- vich/ McDermott Arrow came in tinued their winning streak , tak- fifth overall and third in Open ing Stage 12 and the overall rally just 39 seconds behind Paula. win after Rob Cherry decided to Mike Blore and Gary Dunklaw Don Lindfors and Mark Mueller drove the fastest truck in the rally, bringing the Ford Ranger home ninth overall and fifth in Open class. Moving into the top ten on the late stages, Noberto Gomez and Oscar Facio drove the Toyota Starlet to tenth overall and fourth in Stock Class. THE · .. FASTEST LIGHTS OFF-ROAD Off-road, you 've got to see fast .in order to go fast, and IPF .MOTORS PORTS · performance lights give you the win-ning edge ~ . . see the difference ~ . . iPF MOTQRSPORTS performance lamps feature a high-tech photometric design w.ith special hardened glass lens· and precision reflector optics. And, all lPF MOTORSPORTS lights are powered with high quality quartz halogen bulbs. Only IPF MOTORSPORTS has these engineered features plus rugged construction and mounting hardware that stand up to the toughest off-roading. Find .~LJl,Vll.hy more SCORE; .~nd HORA , ··.······· ';~:,;i~jii~~•11~~~~r~o~t~~i1;'~~1,~~~~i·'.i"'::~~;:;'. iJ'://:, -·tPF' MOT0-8SRQ. 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ChenOwth Mini Mag Another new concept from the racer. The prototype was mcro-fertile design mind of Lynn Chen-duced on Contingency Row at the owth is the new Mini Mag off road Mint 400 and it sure drew a lot of attention. in size it looks to be half way between the Odyssey racers and the original, short wheelbase single seat car. it cerrainiy will be in a class by itself. The Chenowth Mini Mag is YOU ·MAKE MORE POWER* OR WE PAY THE PRICE Hermetically-sealed h'ousing is guaranteed 100% leak proof Nylon coaling for longer life Unique, high-vis-cosity silicone fluid surrounding the inertia ring ~Easy-to-read stamped liming marks A Fluidamp Harmonic Damper will give you more power -it's as simple as that! With reduced harmonics in the valve train and better timing with our easy to read timing marks, you'll gain 1 to 5% more horsepower, as well as in-creased torque for lower ETs or a better punch down the straightaways. Just stop and think how much you normally pay for more horsepower. Now available for all popular engines, we're so sure of the Fluidampr's benefits that we're backing up our claim with a money-back guarantee. If you don't get 1 to 5% more horsepower just for bolt· ing on a Fluidampr versus your comparably sized stock rubber balancer, send it back. No questions asked. Unlike low RPM stock dampers that rely on spring-action of rubber to resist harmonic twisting or vibration, Fluidampr uses fluid shearing to control it. So there's virtually no surface-to· surface wear, and the fluid is guaranteed for the life of the damper. Fluidampr's free-moving internal iner-tia ring and unique viscous fluid design absorbs destructive harmonic vibrations much like a shock absorber. The result is a cool average operating temperature far below that of inferior friction, rubber or elastomer style dampers. Only Fluidampr works at a.!l RPM ranges, re-moving destructive harmonic twisting whenever it occurs from 1,000-12,000 RPMs. Install a Fluidampr Performance Harmonic Damper. After all, you've got nothing to lose. And 1 to 5%more horsepower to gain. Guaranteed! ~· ',illf!. *1-5°/o MORE HP GUARANTEED r•------Je;ia ......... 1 $25.00 REBATE PLUS 1-5% MORE HORSEPOWER I With a Fluidampr® Harmonic Damper, you'll also get longer crankshaft and I bearing life. For a limited time, to remind you of the added bearing life with I Fluidampr, you'll also get a $25.00 refund by mail. Simply send us your old Page i8 main bearings along with this coupon and your Fluidampr receipt from a bonafide jobber or speedshop. (Mail order purchases do not qualify.) Offer ends: 12/31/88. For the location of the Fluidampr dealer nearest you, call 1-800-PAR-3336. OT luidampr® performance harmonic dampers Vibratech, Inc. • A unit of IDEX Corporation• 537 E. Delavan Avenue• Buffalo, NY 14211 • Phone (716) 895-8000 • Fax (716) 895-7258 September 1988 ffl I designed for the entry level· off road racer, and it will be produced as a turn-key vehicle with a low introductory price of$13,950. It was designed for those who want a low maintenance vehicle that fits in the bed of a standard pickup truck. The concept of the Mini Mag is for a special class in off road racing where all the vehicles will be identical. The competition will come from driving skill, race prep and team organization rather than the amount of money available. Reports are that both HORA and SCORE will sponsor this Drivers Class for the Chenowth Mini Mag in their events in 1989 and beyond. This class will be governed by simple rules, along with the standard safety rules in the combined HORA/SCORE rulebook. The Chenowth Mini Mag weighs 900 pounds completely assembled, built with a 4130 chromoly tube chassis. The hood is fiberglass and the body is alum-inum. It is fitted with a fifteen gallon fuel cell. The engine is a 92 horsepower snowmobile type, stock, two cylinder unit. It is coupled to a Chenowth transmis-sion via a constantly variable drive system with first, neutral and reverse gears. No shifting is necessary. The car is fitted with four wheel disc brakes with the rear brakes mounted inboard. The balance bar braking system features easy cockpit adjustability, and there is a quick adjust for the brake and gas pedal to accommodate various leg length drivers. The Mini Mag uses coil over shocks on the A-arm suspension with 16 inches of travel both front and rear. There are two shocks on each rear wheel and single shocks up front where off the shelf Chrysler ball joints are used. Steering is rack and pin-ion, and Volkswagen pattern front and rear wheels are used for standardization with other classes and available spares. The car comes with Simpson five point safety harness and exhaust and water temperature gauges. The Chenowth Mini Mag rac-ing class may finally be the one that holds the concept of entry level racing, and perhaps become the most popular class in off road racing. Over the years several classes, 9, 1-2-1600, 5-1600 and Challenger, have started with the same concept. The plan was that rules restrictions to stock parts would contain component prices. But, over the years, particularly in Classes 9 and 1-2-1600, rules were modified so heavily that the cars began to cost as much, except for the engine, as an unlimited racer. With the Mini Mag being a turn-key car and the class rules written in stone for five years min-im um, this new drivers class could work. The rules are vague at this writing, but apparently no modification to the original design or component swapping will be permitted. If the organizers hold fast to those rules instead of listening to aftermarket suppliers as they did in the 1600 classes, the Mini Mag could turn out to be a real entry level class. It also could attract the entry numbers in such a size that it might also attract some of the veteran racers, out hunting big purses. Dusty Times

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Michael Thornton came from Boise, Idaho, and pushed Team Verling to the very end, taking second overall and in Class 1, the only other driver under six hours total time. Steve Bradford had a few problems on the rough course, but he finished all thl;i laps and took 3rd place in Class 1 and 10th overall. Kevin McNabb and Mike Russell remain near the top in the Class 2-5 point battle, finishing 'third in class at Virginia City and seventh overall. Virginia City Classic 100 By Ken Vanderhoof (Focus West) Pat and Eric Verling scored their second consecutive overall victory in northern Nevada, leading most of the distance at Virginia City and taking Class 1 and overall honors by nearly five minutes. Verling Racing wins again. Recent Yerington 400 overall winners Pat and Eric Verling proved once again that they are not only fast, but they can prep a car to survive the rough as well. They drove their Crisco to a win in this year's Virginia City 200 Classic which was "intense" from start to finish. The unpredictable Virginia City weather was 110 degrees plus for Fridays pre-run, but turned cool for the Saturday noon-start, with occasional showers through-out the day. The course itself was brutal. Basically it was the same as past races with the cars driving north from the old train station, but a couple of the smooth road sec-tions were replaced with rocky switchbacks. The change not only slowed the times for the twenty mile lap, but caused several D.N.F.s as well. It was described as having 40 miles worth of rocks and obstacles in a 200 mile race. Maybe that's why more teams fin-ished the Yerington 400 than did SUMMERS BROS. BULLET-PROOF DRIVETRAINS ! Page 32 WE PAY CONTINGENCI'. . FOR SCORE ANO HORA m:HTS ! SEND $2.00 FOR YOUR DIRT RACER'S CATALOG! 530 South Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762 (714) 986-2041 • FAX: (714) 984-7908 this year's V.C. 200. Class 2-5 left the start first with Sam Berri and Al Baker starting side-by-side. They seesawed the first lap until both had flats about 15 miles into the race. Class 1 had Pat Verling and Kevin Ohnstad pitted against each other for first turn supremacy. They almost both did a D.N.F. in the first hundred yards as they banged against each other several times. They continued that inten-sity to make the fastest first lap overall with 34:04 and 34:06. Most teams survived it to the half-way point with Class 1 leader T earn Ver ling overtaking all of the Class 2 cars. Team Verling didn't plan such a dangerously fast pace, bufthey were being pressured by several win-hungry teams. Michael Thornton of Boise, Idaho, was just two minutes behind at the hundred mile mark with Kevin Ohnstad one minute behind Michael. Class 2-5 still had ·five cars within a 10 minute span with Yerington 400 class winner Bob Lemos leading the "twice slowed by flats" Al Baker/ Craig Red-ding. Last year's Virginia City overall winner Tim Bell also had a pair of flats, but was catching up real fast. Jeff Stiles/Tim Morse had onlv one flat thus far and kept September 1988 Al Baker and Craig Redding came from California to not only win Class 2 and place fifth overall, but Redding drove the fastest Class 2 lap of the day at 33:24. a slightiy slower pace; but they wanted to survive, and did, as did Kevin McNabb/ Mike Russell and G .L.M. team Garen McCune/ Larry Zimmerman. At the flag an anxious crowd waited to see who could be "comin' round the mountain." The race was tight enough that an untimely flat could mean the dif-ference between winning and los-ing. Eric Verling brought it home 5:49.02 after his start, for the second overall in a row. Second overall at 5:53.50 was Michael Thornton who had lost power steering a couple of laps earlier. Class 2-5 action had eight race cars out by Lap 7 with Bob Lemos, Tim Bell, and Ace Brad-ford all out on Lap 7 with broken C.V. joints. Al Baker/ Craig Red-ding of Arnold, California, claimed the Class 2-5 victory with 6: 13.10.JeffStiles finished a close second with 6 :16.19. Kevin McNabb/ Mike Russell got third place money with 6:21.58, and Larry Zimmerman/Garen Mc-Cune finished in fourth with 6:23.17. , Class 10 had a dozen cars on the starting grid, with three coming across the finish line. Virginia City's own Scott Hall grabbed the Class 10 lead right off the start. His third lap (0:35.47) was the fastest in class for the day, but Herman Salaz, up from Las Vegas, was one of the few to have no flats for the day, and was just a minute behind at midpoint. Reno's Chris Oberg's well used race car was just two minutes behind Herman Salaz at the halfway ~ark. Scott Hall lost his power steer-ing about midway which proved to be the equalizer because Salaz gained nearly a minute a lap to take the class win and third overall with 6:07 .06. Scott Hall's 6:09.58 brought him home in second in class, fourth overall. Chris Oberg claimed third with 6:2 7 .31, and was the last of the Class 10 cars to finish. Class 1-2-1600 was shaping up to be a great race until Lap 4 when four of the fastest teams dropped out. At the halfway point Chris Cash was leading Bill Norgrove by less than 30 seconds with Ron Cloud just a couple of minutes behind that duo. Chris Cash dropped out on Lap 7. Bill Nor-grove's lead was short lived as he dropped out on Lap 9 leaving Rod Cloud leading Dana VanNoort by 15 seconds with one lap to go. The competition was cut short when VanNoort got a flat tire, let-ting Ron Cloud of Las Vegas breathe easy and take the class win with 6:40:20. Dana VanNoort of Fresno finished with 6:52.51 for second. Bill Norgrove of San Mateo received third place money and points. Class 3 and 4 had all ten vehi-cles running on Lap 6. The race up front was a battle between this year's Yerington 400 class winner Herman Salaz came north from Las Vegas to challenge the dozen entries in Class 10, and Salaz took the class lead midway, held it to the finish for the win and a keen third overall. Dusty Tima

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Jeff Stiles and Tim Morse were close all the way, just 3 minutes back at the flag, good for 2nd in Class 2-5 and 6th overall. Dana VanNoort was up front all the way in Class 1-2-1600, but a last lap flat cost time and he finished second in class at the line. Tim Fitzpatrick, of nearby Reno, shared the Sportsman lead for a while, but he had to settle for runner up spot with down time on thr;, last l!Jp. Don German, and last years Vir-ginia City class winner Marshall Mahr, and Bill Kennedy/Kent Bullock. With a five minute gap, there was a four-way battle between Ron Dohoney, Don Roemer, Richard Hampton, and Shane Hutchings. Kennedy /Bullock's fastest class lap for the day (36:46) was in vain because they broke the front end on Lap 7. Ron Doho-ney, Richard Hampton, and Don Roemer all had similar problems and dropped out on the eighth lap, leaving only two teams with a chance of victory, Don German and Marshall Mahr. Don German won the class with 6:38.40 over his father-in-law, Marshall Mahr, who came in 6:51.53. Rescue, California's Shane Hutchings made nine laps to finish third in the Heavy Metal Class. Mike Don German survived these nasty switchbacks in his 4x4 to take his second win in as many tries on the tough desert, and he now leads the VORRA desert points series overall. Povey claimed fourth place money and was running at the end, but a blown radiator hose costhim 1 Ron Cloud was another winner who came north from Las Vegas, and he ran consistent 38 minute lap times to win the eight car Class 1-2-1600 and finish 12th overall. Mike Turner co.ntinued his winning ways, turning ;;;'a~t lap of 36.02, and he finished nine laps with a huge margin in victory in the 15 car Sportsman category. Dusty Times Mike Turner of Lincoln, Cali-fornia, continued his winning ways by beating a strong Sports-man Field to the flag. His fast lap of the day was an amazirig 36:02. Tim Fitzpatrick Sr. had other ideas about winning as he main-tained consistently better lap times and led the second half until he showed up almost an hour late for the finish. The final sportsman order was Mike Turner with 7:03.04, and Tim Fitzpatrick Sr. hobbled in for second. Herb Holloway a lap down, claimed third. Hank Wil-liams down from Portland, Oregon, came in fourth. John Foody/Jim Duncan of Carson City, Nevada, outlasted all other Sportsman Baja's to take fifth Sportsman. Jim Stone/Bob Anderson made nearly 10 miles of the first lap to win the Challenger Class. Most of the cars didn't have the ground clearance to make it up the first set of switchbacks. As demanding as the Virginia City track is, it's still the race driver's favorite. The area has spectacular views and the sur-rounding barren mountains are riddled with old abandoned mine shafts. Virginia City itself is built over a maze of old silver mines and in the 1860s had almost 30,000 residents. Virginia City; mainly a tourist attraction now, is a great place to hold the Classic 200. It is such a splendid event that it's a shame it is held only once a year. September 1988 This is the system run by most off road race winners TRl•MIL B BCAT • CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 33 -

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PIKES PEAK AUTO HILLCLIMB Through Rain and Hail, Ari Vatanen Wins the Record for Peugeot By Geroge Klotz Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Despite running in terrible weather, rally champion Ari Vatanen broke all records in his winning run at Pikes Peak, bringing Peugeot the 'King of the Hill' title with the absolute fastest time in history. I'd like to thank two men for ting. But, clouds is not where it ism. To have your car ready to go the 1988 running of the 66th ends; they leave out rain, snow, at 6 a.m. means getting up at 3 Annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill- sleet, hail and freezing wind. The a.m. I don't care if I got up every-climb, Zebulon Pike and Spencer probability of encountering any day at 3 a.m. for a year, I would enrose. These guys are mostly one or all of these elements listed never get used to it. Bodies are not responsible for what this event is high, and it all happened last made to get up at that hour. Any-has evolved into today. Zebulon is July. But, I guess the reason they way, after a couple of cups of cof-obviousl y the guy who the leaveallthatbadstuffoutisthat fee, the horror of early rising 14,110' peak is named after, and, they don't want to scare anyone wears off and it is off to practice. most importantly, he was the first away. Now, if the Mother Nature There are five basic classes of guy to officially discover it. factor isn't bad enough, there is vehicles in competition, Open Spencer is the one who built the more. There are places on this hill Rally, Production Rally, Open highway that leads to the summit. where, if you made one little mis-Wheel, Stock Car, and new this Upon completion of the road in take like blowing a turn, you round, a category for trucks. Dur-1916, he needed a way to exploit would probably roll for about a ing practice the two Peugeots were his accomplishment to the tourist week or until somebody stops fastest of all, with Ari Vatanen trade. So, he organized a race up you as you go through the city of taking fast time the first two days, to the summit -good thinking, Colorado Springs. There are no and Juha Kankkunen on the third Spence. I find it difficult to guard rails to stop you from fall- day. believe that there were even ing off this mountain. The dirt Qualifying happens on Friday, enough cars around then to hold road is kept up very well by the and the qualifying runs cover the any kind of race of some reasona-National Park Service, because it bottom half of the course, ending ble magnitude. But, Spence pulled is primarily a tourist road. Top to at Glen Cove. The truck classes it off and from then on, minus a bottom is 12.5 miles with 156 started the qualifying, and Roger couple of years, the race has been turns and a vertical climb of Mears drov<;: his Nissan Stadium a yearly tradition. approximate! y 4 7 00 feet. It racer to fast time of 5:53.69. The Being a member of the Califor-· makes a great race track! Production Rally cars were next, nia Gold Racing Team, I was The race was held on Sunday, and then came the Open Rally anded the duty of reporting this July 10, 1988. But the Forest Ser- cars, the ones expected to smash race. Yes, a mechanic fiddling vice closes down the road to tour-records if the good weather on with journalism. It is not every ist traffic for about two hours qualifyingdayhelduptoraceday. day you get an opportunity like each day, from Tuesday to Friday, It was no surprise to see the Peu-this, so stand back. I'm going to for practice and qualifying prior geots set the fastest times, as the take a crack at it. to the race. Of course it is closed cars were built just for this hill, I've done a little reading on the all day for the race itself. Each day featuring not only twin turbo four history of the race, and it seems as practice is scheduled from 6:00 wheel drive equipment, but new though the Unser family owns the a.m. to about 8:00 a.m., so the this year they had four wheel hill. Today, there are third genera- action would not disrupt the tour-steering as well. Vatanen's time of cion Unsers attacking this hill. The first ones racing to the clouds were Louis, Jerry and Joe back in 1926. After that, Jerry's sons, Bobby and Al, started challenging the Peak. Now Robby, Bobby's son, and Al Jr., Al's son, have both raced this hill within the decade. As far as the all time best Unser at Pikes Peak goes, it is Bobby Unser. He has won 12 times in four different classes. The last time, in 1986, he broke the overall record in an Audi ,..,roup B Rally Quattro. Through-::>Ut the years, the Unser family 'las had considerable success at Pikes Peak. They bill this race as "The Race tp the Clouds". which is quite fit-Page 34 Richard Kelsey set a new record in Production GT class of 13:37.86 in his Mazda 323. Kelsey bested all the usual SCCA Pro Rally winners. September 1988 4:41.98 broke his own record se,t had c~me out to watch the_ race. last year, while Kankkunen, a The n~ght before the race _is the rookie on the hill, was next, fol-only time you can camp m the lowed by Rod Millen, Mazda RX-park over night and lots of people 7 4 WD, and Paolo Alessandrini, too~ advantage of that oppor-Lancia Delta HF. Bobby Donner tumty. drove his racer to top time in the When we ·got to the top, a Open Wheel class, while Bobby jacket was required i~mediately Regester was the quickest in opposed to the shirt sleeve Stock cars. weather at the starting line. Now it California Gold team owner/ was time to wait, wait for the start driver Glenn Harris was set to of the race and time for you to pilot the Mazda stadium truck worry about something you for-race day, but it was not the truck got t? do. These moments are the he currently drives in the MTEG special momen~s you always have series. It is the oldest of the active time to share with yourself before three Mazdas but has an impres-a race as a mechanic. sive record. Glenn won the Score I heard the radio announce the Riverside race with it in 1986 and first vehicle was off the line, hear-Jeff Huber won the MTEG driv- ing them call off the checkpoints ingchampionshipwith itlastyear. as Glenn passed them, and that Glenn was also competing in the made me feel better and better. rally class in a Mazda 323. Fi_nally ~e crossed the finish lin_e Race day dawned a nice day with a time of 14:27.61. Now Lt with no clouds to be seen and the was time to see if the guys who warm sun shining. A day made for looked fast_ all we~k, like Roger racing. We drove the truck and Mears, C\1~e Smith, and Don trailer with the rotary powered Adams, dnvmg a Jeep, could beat racer inside to the starting area. Glenn's time. Mears had engine Harris will be the first competitor trouble, and as truck after truck in any class off the line today. · crossed the fi~ish line, ou~ time After the truck is made ready to stood as fast time overall m the race I caught a ride to the summit, truck division, and we won the befa're the roads were shut down. stadium truck class. On the drive up to the top, it sur-Clive Smith drove a desert prised me to see all the people that Chevy S-10 to the Truck 7 title, Glenn Harris won overall in the truck division, driving his stadium racer Mazda. Glenn was first off the line, and got up the hill in good time, 14:27.61. Robby Unser beat a big field and set a new record in Open Wheel class in the Jones lntercable Special, 11 :18.27. 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Clive Smith drove an ex-Ragland desert Class 7 truck to the title in Clas 7, whipping up the hill in the Chevy S-10 in good time, 14:33.60. Jerry Daugherty zipped up the Peak to beat three other Unlimited Trucks for the victory, his Chevy Blazer going the distance in 15:09.27. Bob Sievert scored the only victory for Ford, driving his 1981 pickup to the Class 8 truck honors with a time of 15:04.53 on the hill. Ralph Bruning won the biggest class of all on the hill, the Stock Cars. Bruning made the Climb to the Clouds in his Buick ina swift 12:40.24, beating 21 other stock car drivers. and Jerry Daugherty took the Unlimited Truck Class in his modified Chevy Blazer. Bob Sei-vert was the winner in Truck 8 in a Ford, and. John Norris drove his Mitsubishi to the Truck Show-room Stock honors. While the trucks were running, clouds started to form, and not long after the trucks finished, a hail storm started, and then stopped, and this pattern continued all day. Racing had to be stopped more than once during the day due to the weather. The trucks were for-tunate to be the first class up the hill, because as the day went on the conditions deteriorated quickly. The most impressive cars to me were the Open Rally Peugeots from France. These mega-buck, mega-horsepower cars were designed and built exclusively for this event only! The two drivers, Finlanders Ari Vatanen and J uha . Kankkunen, did a remarkable job ·driving them. Features included four wheel drive, four wheel steer-ing and ground effects. To watch these guys roar up the hill you would almost expect the trees to fall down behind them. Truly amazing cars as well as drivers. Despite the nasty weather, Ari Vatanen set a new all time overall record of 10:47.22, beating the old mark of 10:4 7 .85 set last year by Walter Rohrl in an Audi Quat-tro. Peugeot teammate Juha Kankkunen was a close second to Vatanen with a time of 10:52.84. While Peugeot came expecting to set a new record, it was all the more incredible, because these guys had to race on dry road below and slippery, hail covered tracks on the top section. Paolo Alessandrini was third in Open Rally in the Lancia at 11:55.01. Rod Millen was an unfortunate dnf, who got only about half a mile when the electronics that control the engine on the Mazda failed. Robby Unser, coached through-out the week by dad Bobby, won the Open Wheel Division in his Jones lntercable Special to carry on the Unser winning tradition here. His time of 11:18.27 was a new record for the division as well. Gary Kanawyer, Wells Coyote, was second at 11 :29.99, · and Robert Donner Ill, Donner Dykstra, took third at 11:37.06. It was pouring rain at the start when the Open Wheel cars started and hailing at the top. Credited with the most spectacu-lar finish was David Donner, who lost his brakes at the finish and stopped his car against the wall of the Summit House. In the Production GT ranks Richard Kelsey, who works for Rod Millen, got up the hill in 13:37.86 in a Mazda 323 to set a new division record. One favor-ite, Doug Shepherd was second in a Dodge Daytona, and six time class champion here John Craw-ford lost the brakes on his Dodge and finished sixth. The Stock Car division held the biggest entry at 22 starters, and Ralph Bruning got his Buick up the hill fastest at 12:40.24. Bobby Regester, Chevy Camaro, was second at 12:45.81 followed by Larry Carnes, Ford, at 13:04.37. Team leader Glenn Harris had a New this year was a class for the Showroom Stock SCCA mini pickups, and John Norris was the champion, climbing the hill in his Mitsubishi in 16:53.05. Cornering hard in the Turbo Peugeot 405, reigning World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, a rookie on the hill, was a quick second overall. .,------------------------Glenn Harris became the first driver to win two classes on the same day at Pikes Peak, backing his truck win with first in Group A in a Mazda 323. Dusty Times Guy Light was all alone in Production Rally class, but he beat his own record by 12 seconds in nasty weather driving his VW Golf GT/. September 1988 busy morning. After winning the truck division, Glenn was deliv-ered from the Peak to the starting line by the General Tire Heli-copter in less than five minutes. 'On his arrival Glenn jumped into his Newport Rally prepared Mazda 323 to take the green flag and another checkered flag, this time in the Group A Rally Div-ision. Harris won Group A with a time of 13:41.87. Glenn Harris is the first competitor to ever win first place in two classes at Pikes Peak on the same day, and .he did it in less than 30 minutes. Guy Light was all alone in Production Rally class, but despite running during the worst part of the storm, Light drove his VW GTI to a new record, 12 seconds quicker than his time last year. . This is my version of the 66th Pikes Peak Auto Hillclimb. I would like to thank DUSTY TIMES for allowing me to do the article. But most of all, let me thank Zeb and Spence, because without them, none of this would be possible. DESERT LOCK OUTER 10.000 HOLE FOR EASY ACCESS TO LUG BOLTS 3.000 WIDE OUTER FOR SUPER STRENGT 8 · 1.125 HOLES TO REDUCE DIRT BUILD-UP. 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.... ' ,p Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge survived a series of problems to place the Subaru fourth overall, third in Group A and still leading on points. Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini played mechanic most of the way, but still managed fifth overall, winning Production GT honors in the Dodge. The tightest battles in Pro Rallies are in Production Class, and this round Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell got the victory in class and ninth overall. THE SUSQUEHANNOCK TRAIL SCCA PRO RALLY Rod Millen Cruises to the Overall Victory . ...:!' • . · Rod Millen and Harry Ward drove the Mazda 323 that carried them to victory in Georgia to a trouble free run in Pennsylvania and they won overall by nearly three minutes. A hefty entry of 59 starters on bestroadconditionsfortheevent Wellsboro, PA, and the rally the Susquehannock Trail Pro in recent history. Campbell Ra 11 y provides hope that the commented that the work done SCCA Pro Rally Series is alive by 440 volunteer workers was and well, at least in the midwest. absolutely tremendous. He Rusty Campbell, co-chairman of r_emarked, " It takes a great deal of the '88 STPR described the road cooperation to put together the conditions as fast and slippery, solid working relationship that but he added they were also the exists between the people of West Coast Distributor fOA HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 OUR PRICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available Mc Kenzie Automotive 12945 Sherman Way #4 North Hollywood, CA 91605 818/ 764-6438 community. On the rally trails, Rod Millen and Harry Ward established a couple of minutes lead on the first leg in the Mazda 323. This round they had no troubles either with the rally car or the route book. They won overall and in Group A by nearly three minutes. The Saturday afternoon section took a toll on top contenders and some back markers alike. The famous water crossing on the first stage took out several teams. Still, two Production GT class teams didn't even make it to the water crossing. Alain Bergeron and Raymond Cadieux rolled their Toyota Celica Turbo in the first series of turns before the water crossing, and the Canadians suf-fered their first retirement since 1984. Bob Henderson and John Bellefleur got two miles into the first stage when their Toyota Cel-ka Turbo tried to climb a tree, and they were out. Production GT class favorites, Doug Shep-herd and Joe Andreini, had a flat on the stage but limped the Dodge into the service stop, only to hit a deer on the next stage and re-arrange the body work. But they carried on in the rally. • and in Group A with a total time Millen/ Ward continued to of 2:02.20. Bruno Kreibich and stretch the lead over second run- Clark Bond had won the Black ning Paul Choiniere and Scott Bear Rally in Ontario on the prior Weinheimer in the Group A Audi weekend, and they won the Open Quattro. Meanwhile, the mechan- class at STPR and were third icalcarnagecontinuedonstage3. overall in 2:05.05. Despite a Jon and Jean Minerd rolled their blown oil seal, plenty of flats and Toyota Corolla GTS, then Jeff other problems, Chad DiMarco Field and Jeff Miller did a loop in and Erick Hauge herded the Su-the air in their Dodge Shadow baru into fourth overall and third while trying to avoid hitting the in Group A, maintaining their Minerds. Cal Landau and Eric points lead with total time of Marcus tossed their Dodge Omni 2:05.58. over coming over a high speed Amazingly, Doug Shepherd crest, and Niall Leslie tore the rear and Joe Andreini zipped home bumper off his Toyota. All this on fifth overall in 2:07.56. They won stage 3! On stage 4 the next casu- the Production GT class in the alty was Nelson Shepard's VW Dodge, playing fix and rally all GT! that broke a rear axle in a through the event. Out of the past downhill hairpin turn, did a spec- came Steve Nowicki, with Cathee tacular roll over, and totaled out Light navigating the Nissan 200 the car. Happily there were no SX, and they finished sixth overall serious injuries in these mishaps. and second in Open class. Californians Bill Holmes and Defending Production G T Jim Rogers had a miserable first champs Dan and Betty Ann Gilli-section also. Their crowd pleasing land claimed second in class and Ford F-150 pickup had two flat eighth overall. · tires, and also broke the water The Production class is where pump. They visited a local farm- the tight competition lies this sea-house to borrow the garden hose son, and in Pennsylvania Niall to cool the beast down. Later they Leslie/ Brian Maxwell, Toyota lost their brakes, but they did fin- Corolla GTS, and Guy Light/ ish the STPR, in 22nd place over- Jimmy Brandt, VW GT!, resumed all and fourth in Open class. their incredible duel. After the During the night Rod Millen first section they were scant kept on cruising, keeping a com- seconds apart on time, and the fortable margin over the young two teams battled hard all night charger "Thumper" Choiniere. long. This round Leslie and Max-Meanwhile there was more trou- well won the class honors over ble for Doug Shepherd. He Light and Brandt by a mere six banged the Dodge hard into a seconds, and the two cars were roadside embankment, which ninth and tenth overall. broke a halfshaft and CV joint. Out of the 59 starters, 41 can He continued on the stage with finish~d the rally. " First car to one wheel drive. wreck" trophy went to Alain Ber-Eventually Rod Millen and geron of Quebec and co-driver Harry Ward won their trouble Raymond Cadieux of Ontario. free event, but they were still chas- They also received a more presti-ing points leader Chad DiMarco gious award at the presentation for the season championship. The breakfast Sunday morning in Mazda'swinningtimewas 1:59.36 Wellsboro. They were presented for the 121.97 stage miles. Two with the Woolf /Whittaker stages had to be canceled, stage 8 Sportsmanship award given when non-rally traffic was found annually by the STPR organizers. on the course and stage 20 for a The "nice guy" award was due to technical problem found by the their extraordinary help at the course opening car. This reduced press stage on Friday, making sure the competition miles from the all who wanted one got a ride in a original 148. rally car and also sharing their Paul Choiniere and Scott helmets with members of the Weinheimer took second overall press. DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Coming stars Paul Choiniere and Scott Weinheimer ran second overall most of the distance in a fine drive in the Group A Audi Coupe Quattro. Bruno Kreibich and Clark Bond nailed down the Open class win and third overall handily, driving the Group B older but potent Audi Quattro. Page 36 September 1988 Dusty Times

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GORRAhasa New Track in Georgia The Georgia Off Road Racing Association has a new track, finally, and held their first race in Vienna, Georgia last June. After several months of planning and searching, the club has a new home, their own new track. Located just a few miles north of last year's course, the facility is 44 acres that GORRA can use as long as they want to lease it. Any improvements will be made by to give up when a throttle cable the club, and they feel the effort · came loose. Aiken won the heat. will not go to waste, as it has in Among the Challenger cars Mike recent years when they have had Isola started fourth and finished to move from place to place. first. GORRA owes Travis Hurst a All 19 cars lined up at one time special thanks for all the work he for the feature race. Class 10 did in locating the property and started first, followed by the putting the deal together. 1600s and then the Challengers. It The weather for the first event was crowded on the early laps. was beautiful. It had rained earlier The flag dropped on the six in the week so it wasn't real dry. Class 10 racers, and Lindy Her-Since the track had not been used rell, in Porter's car, was gone. Just before, dust wasn't a problem, like the heat race, Herrell led flag not yet anyway. There was· grass, to flag, and along the way he but no dust. But, by the end of the lapped every car at least once, day of racing, the grass on the except the second running 10 of course was disappearing and some Grant Dale. Grant finished on the dust was around. same lap as Lindy. Michael Moore It was a short race, so three had troubles and finished with 11 heats . were scheduled, then all laps for third in class. Moore ran were combined for a 34 lap fea- with GORRA in a few races in ture, or a total of 51 miles. Lindy 1986, and is now back, running Herrell won the heat race in Class Tate Thackston's old car. Tate's 10, and he pretty much had things building a new car. Welcome his own way in the heat. In Class back, Michael. Jack Thompson 1-2-1600 Bob Rule dogged Den- had motor problems and only fin-n is Aiken for four laps in a ished five laps. bumper to bumper duel, but had The 1600 cars had an exciting race for awhile. Heat race winner Dennis Aiken got tangled up with Bobby Bramblett on the second turn. Before they got unhooked, James Hester, Bob Rule, Mickey Smallwood and Sammy Herrell all got around. Herrell passed Smallwood on lap 2. Hester led through lap 4, until, in the middle of a sweeper on the far right side of the track, James cut the track just a tad short and hit one of the large tires marking the track. Up he went and then over and over and over. Rule went right, Herrell went left, and James stayed there, shaken but unhurt, except per-haps his pride. Now Bob Rule led, but Sammy Herrell was second and not satis-fied with the position. On lap 12 Herrell got around Rule and the rest of the day was his, and it was his second win in a row. The way he drove here, he served notice that fifth place Sammy was gone forever. Bob Rule had a flat and dropped to third, and Dennis Aiken overcame his first lap mis-fortune and took second place. Bobby Bramblett proved his worth as a driver. He broke a throttle cable and drove a bunch oflaps turning, shifting and work-ing the throttle by hand. Good job Bobby. He finished fourth. Mickey and Rick Smallwood were fifth; their car ran great with just a few minor problems to keep them out of the hunt. Their mother was on hand to watch the boys race, and Mickey showed Momma off road racing at its best by turning over right in front of her. Mickey was unhurt, but Momma was shaken up a bit. Ronnie Whigham was sixth and unlucky James Hester was seventh. Mike Isola pulled a flag to flag victory in the Challenger class. Clint Hurst finished a lap down in second, and Clint suffered three flat tires in the race. After the checkered flag, a bolt was dis-covered in the wrong place that caused the problems. Ray Whig-ham was third, and Robin Willi-ams was fourth, having turned over early in the race and then fried the motor. GORRA 's race schedule includes events that happened on July 24 and August 21 on this track, both 50 mile events. Com-ing up at the Vienna track ar three more events this season, r 100 mile race on September 25, 50 mile event on October 23, am GORRA 's premier race, the th ire 1 annual Thanksgiving 250. Get ti:-: full details on GORRA's racet-, contact them at P.O. Box 1109 ,, Station A, Atlanta, GA 30310. Budweiser Plaster City Blast • R~ce Info: (619) 427-5759 October 1, _1 ~~8_!_P.Jast~_L_C.J!Y. f;ast w, '#¾~ :')f;..;;~,,;: _'!):·; ~ 4 TIMES AROUND A _50 MILE toop • LOS EXPLORADORES SEARCH AND RESCUE;~ :,el.ASTER CITY-> , " .... ' ........ ..._, , "' ... ... .,.,,, ... ~--'.;;, , ... ~ 90 FREEWAY MILES IEGO , Dusty Times September 1988 Page 37

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'"' ~-~-Greg Bird won the race overall by a full lap and change; he stopped only for fuel during his fast cruise to the top spot, winning Class 4 also for the Canadian Contingent. A.J. Kielian, from Washington state, was the big winner in combined Pro buggy classes, and A.J. beat the big engined cars by two full laps in his Class 1-2-1600 single seater. THE ASHCROn 400 The Ashcroft Indian Band Hosts its First Annual Off Road Race in By Leonard Day British Columbia Photos: Mike Pray No, it's not a rock and roll out-fit, but a real Indian Tribe that is more than willing to open its lands to outside interests such as off road racing. As a matter of fact, the Reservation, which isn't very large, is about to become one of the nicest racing complexes in the northwest. Already in exis-tence is a major drag racing facil-ity, a short course off road track, a long course track and a nice camp-ing area. In the near future they will build a dirt oval and a black-top oval for the roundy-rounders, plus a motocross type facility for the motorcycle clan. The town of Ashcroft, British Columbia, is really behind the efforts of the Indian Tribe too. The area has typical desert ter-rain with the mighty Thompson River running through its midst. The races are promoted by the Bob Rea was first off the line in his Class 2 car, led for almost seven laps, until he lost a valve cover and the engine, but he was second. 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The course was a little over six-teen miles in length, and it deteri-orated very badly, even with only nineteen cars running. The pro-moters will be able to better plan out future races now that they know where the track remained stable and where it didn't. A highway crossing (over and back) was used, and drew some concern from the Highway Ministries. But, all went well from the safety standpoint. The dust was terrible most of the time, which also con-tributed to several fence posts being run down. Most of the guilty parties came forward to help out with the replacements. PAC Off Road Racing, from Washington, provided the com-puterized scoring system and the start/finish crew. The awards were presented just minutes after the final gun, which enabled all to partake in an enjoyable no-host Bar-b-cue and social session. The· entry came mostly from the Canadian Province of British Columbia, but a few of the die-hards from stateside showed up. Don Roemer, from Petaluma, California, towed the longest dis-tance, but there were others from Washington and Oregon as well. BFGoodrich Canada put up two sets of tires for prizes. One drawing was for all who partici-pated in the pre-entry and the other drawing was for all winners of classes with four or more entries. Greg Bird and Jack Mamo were the lucky winners. The Drivers' Meeting was early in the morning, and starter Chuck Craig gave the green flag to the first car off the line at 9:00- a.m. sharp. A time limit of seven hours was allowed to all, and it turned out to be not enough time for this new course.· The times were slowed by the dust, more than by roughness of the course. Both buggies and 4x4s had pretty much compatible times. September 1988 The first car off the line was the Class 2 entry driven by Bob Rea, from Wells, B.C. This proved to be a lucky draw for almost seven laps as Rea maintained his first on the road position, dust free at . least for one lap. Running in the second spot on the road, but · ahead in the race on time, was Gayle Hodson in his single seater. Hodson gained the lead on the first lap by passing A.J. Kielian and he stayed there for four laps. Hodson pitted with shifter problems, then discovered a severe crack in the front beam. Rather than create more damage, he parked and spent the rest of the day pitting for Rea and Kielian. Rea maintained a sizable lead over Kielian, who was driving his trusty 1600cc car in the combined class, for two more laps until he dusted the distributor. Quick repairs and a driver change still had the two seater in the lead, but some large sage brush knocked the valve cover loose, and away w~nt the oil, then the engine. Kielian then coasted to an easv victory and all the cash. · Seven Class 4 rigs and one Class 7S were combined in the race, and they were second off the line. First away was Californian Don Roe-mer at the wheel of his Chevy. But Gayle Hodson led the race on time in his single seater for four laps, but chassis damage kept him in the pits, credited with third in Pro Buggy. Bob Nyeste had his Ford a strong second in Class 4 late in the race, but lost the motor late on the 12th lap and ended up second in the class. """"ff"'' . Scott Livernash and Del Mathews rolled their Mitsubishi pickup, but kept it moving to finish fourth among all the V-8 rigs in Class 4. Dusty Times

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Dale Jinkerson, piloting his Chevy pickup, had the fastest lap on the first round with Tommy Mower a close second. All the cars left the line at thirty second intervals, and six made it through the first lap nearly bumper to bumper. The Class 7S was a little slower, but that was to be expected in the deep dust. Bob Nyeste's · Bronco had a broken throttle cable just yards off the start. Fortunately, the pits were really handy and repairs were made quickly. The second lap saw Jinkerson and Ed Burnap really at each other with very quick times. Greg Bird picked up his pace just a little, and Don Roemer started to exper-ience transmission problems. Jack Marno was hanging close, as was Tom Mower. Mower started hav-ing air cleaner problems on lap 3 and stopped twice to change. Mam o managed a rollover close to the finish line, and that dropped him down a bit on lap 4. Jinkerson began having overheat-ing and oil pressure problems, which set him back lap by lap. Don Roemer ch a nged the tranny on lap 5 and that dropped the big Chevy way back, but they kept up the charge to try to main-tain a finish to keep their points lead for the season. They finished eighth when time ran out. Ed Burnap hit a bank hard enough to shear the steering box off the frame, and he was on the trailer. Jinkerson finally ran out of time and finished sixth, after nearly sucking his last air cleaner down the carb. Mower finished fifth. Scott Livernash and Del Mathews rolled their Mitsibushi and got it back going again to fin-ish a respectable fourth. They would have· liked a bit more time, but the clock stopped them short. Marno was able to complete ten laps even after rolling over, and placed third, in the money. Bob Nyeste was in second during the later part of the race, and had enough time on Mamo to finish second, even though he sanded Russ and Bruce Lierman took off in the Sportsman Class lead, and the brothers never looked back, covered the required eight laps for the overall Sportsman honors and buggy points. .Ar . Hank Wi/liams and Greg Bouma had troubles all day, but got around seven times to take a convincing second overall in combined Sportsman class. Tom Mower experienced air cleaner troubles with his Jeep in the heavy dust, but he stayed with the program to finish fifth in Class 4 action. Dale Jinkerson had overheating and oil pressure problems all day, but he finished eight laps in time to take sixth place in Pro 4x4 class. the motor just a half mile before the finish line. Greg Bird stopped only for fuel, had no problems during the run and finished 12 laps for first place. He traveled the longest dis,tance for the race, and his time for 12 laps was 6:39.10. The Sportsman Buggies and Sportsman 4x4s were combined to make a class of nine, and they started last as a group. The Lier-man brothers took charge from the start, and never looked back in their Class 1 racer. The after-noon before the race they broke a front spindle on the car, and barely found another one in a backyard. VW parts are really scarce in this part of the country. Calvin McKenzie, Mike Cald-well and Randy Chamberlin never made a rnmplete lap. McKenzie had carb problems from the green flag, Caldwell lost a valve cover and cooked his engine, and Chamberlin lost his transmission right off the start line. Keith Coe had engine overheating problems and lost shocks, but managed to finish two laps. Paul Scott finished third in Sportsman Class with five laps done in 3:33.28. Scott hit a rock and it took out the front housing. Guy Harrison also managed five laps after losing time on lap 1 with carb problems. He also had two flat tires and finished fourth. The two seat entry of Hank Williams, driven by Greg Bouma, had numerous problems all day, keep-ing them in the pits for some time, But, they still managed seven laps and a second place trophy. The Lierman brothers finished their eight required laps in 5:31.58 for their first place _honors in Sportsman Class. The race went off in the typical, laid back British Columbia fashion, with all having a good time. The promoters now have a year to get things together and lay out an even better course in this beautiful country. The next PAC points race is October 15th at Millican Valley, Oregon. It is also a points run for the folks from VORRA. Should be a good one, and if you want a real challenge, come on up and race with us. REDLINE OIL SVNTHE.TIC LUBRICANTS BEAT THE HEAT! No other lubricant can provide the high tem-perature protection of Red Line oils, which use neo-pentyl polyol esters, the only lubricants capable of withstanding the tremendous heat of modern jet engines. Red Line has spent air-cooled engines are typical, and differential temperature reductions of 15-70°F are common. These reductions in temperature can enable equipment to survive when other lubricants will allow a failure. Ed Burnap plows a little silt, and there was a lot of it, on his way to seventh place in Pro 4x4 ranks, despite breaking the Bronco's steering. 10 years developing this high-temperature technology into lubricants which provide the most power and the best protection available. IMPROVED THERMAL STABILITY DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE Red Line Synthetic Oil corporation is the leader in lubricant and fuel system chemistry. Red Line manufactures a full line of automo-tive products which are designed to provide noticeable improvements in performance: Don Roemer, who came all the way from California, had to change a trans on the Chevy, but he covered a full seven laps in Class 4 anyhow. 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OLYMPUS INTERNATIONAL RALLY Lancia Wins the World Makes fitle i-:a Washington By Martin Holmes Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises "'•~ •. ~ ----...,__ ___ ,.t1 Miki Biasion and Tiziano Siviero cruised to the overall victory in the Lancia Delta lntegrale, cementing the Championship of Makes for Lancia this year, and putting Biasion into a near certain World title for drivers. Lancia gained the ninth World There were also several entries only to contest the national event, Makes title for Italian manufac-supported by local importers, all the failed cars were finally turers before half the year passed! such as Rod Mill en's Mazda, admitted. Miki'Biasion's victory at the low Chad DiMarco's Subaru and an The enthusiam of the few profile Olympus Rally was· his Audi for John Buffum, who had committed competitors in Amer-eighth World win, surpassing the been persuaded out of retirement ica can easily be gauged by the record of Sandro Munari, which by the organizers. There was one efforts taken to get to Washing-makes him Italy's most successful particular novelty in Michael ton state. It is normal for these rally driver in history. This was Lieu's Mitsubishi Galant VR-4. teams to trailer their rally cars for Lancia's third consecutive win on This was the first time any four three or four days to reach a west America's World Championship wheel steering car had ever coastrally.Fewwereasenthusias-event. In the absence of other top entered a World Championship tic as British driver Graham professional teams, Lancias led all rally, but Lieu was one of many Moore who trailered his Opel the way with even the privateer competitors who were only Manta all the way, from Newark, Paolo Allessandrini leading at the allowed to take part at the last New Jersey, after first bringing the beginning! minute. car by boat across the Atlantic It was difficult to put the The scourge of scrutineering Ocean. Olympus into true perspective. was our old friend Lanfranco The organizers' nightmares had No World Championship Rally Caneschi, who had recently been growing over the preceding had ever attracted so few entries, causedmayhemattheSafari. "My weeks.Lancia'sdominationofthe but the 50 minimum necessary colleague Gabriele Cadringher series meant it was unlikely that for re-qualification as a WCR warned me I would be very sur-the event would enjoy the sort of event the following year was prised when I got here, and of works car presence it had had in dropped last year. Only three A-course I had to be lenient. I only the past, and all the time, despite priority drivers (Miki Biasion, complained about things which brave hopes for' impending Alex Fiorio and Jorge Recalde) competitors could deal with announcements', no major spon-took part, and only one factory overnight, or about safety mat-sor arrived to replace Toyota driver (Biasion) was present. ters." With eight of the 30 cars either in terms of money or prac-Three official Suzukis did appear, entered initially rejected at scruti- tical help. Then came the decision this being a team which has a habit neering, it seemed an enormous of the Weyerhaeuser forest com-of concentrating on this event proportion, but apart from one pany to- withdraw their forests only. driver, Niall Leslie, who opted from the rally this year, because of CALIFORNIA PHONE ORDER .HOUSE Olfroed Rae•~ ' Parts & Accesso<••~ U.S. Forestry Approved Spark Arrester / Muffler Used by most Mint 400 entrants FACTORY WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTOR OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK Monday -Friday -8:30 a.m . - 5:00 p.m . I BEFORE YOU BUY - TALK TO THE PROFESSIONAL! I J 2945 SHERMAN WAY, UNIT 4, NO. HOLLYWOOD, CA 91605 (818) 756-5827 • (818) 764-6438 Page 40 the threat of industrial action that could be taken at the time of the event. This happened at the end of March, and took away two-thirds of the entire competitive route. Many friends and helpers gave up their time to find new roads and to make alternative stages, and they succeeded almost to full satisfaction. Biasion and Fiorio commented that some of the new stages were too fast with drops on the sides, but in general they maintained the event's tradition of providing smooth stages throughout. The enthusiasm and the numbers of helpers was impres-sive, but where were the specta-tors? One driver commented that in Europe all the spectators know the names of the competing driv-ers; at the Olympus the drivers know the names of all the specta-tors! In the eyes of the American people, nothing damages an event more than the inability to attract an audience. "You're a visitor," s·lid a man in an elevator in the rally headquarters, the Tacoma Sheraton, '' is that an international e·✓ !nt?" Yes, it's actually a World Championship event. "Great September 1988 ~--...... ...,._~;0li-Giovanni Del Zoppo and Pierangelo Scalvini had a little trouble with the local police, but drove their Lancia Delta lntegrale to first place in Group N and fifth overall. Scot," he exclaimed, in genuine amazement. A writer in a local paper commented, "There are people in Paris, Rome and Hel-sinki who deeply mind what will happen here between now and Sunday night, but not, I think, in Tacoma." Does it matter that Tacoma minds whether or not Lancia would gain the fastest ever World title on its very doorstep? The whole event was based in . Tacoma, and the rally started with two runs around the three-level downtown freeway stage. There was a novelty -the start of the two consecutive stage~ was to be indoors. The Dock on the water-front in Tacoma is an embrionic tourist center with buildings inside styled on the wooden struc-tures typical of the days when the town was a thriving Pacific coast port. Where better to start the rally? This event had a strange excit-ing feeling to it, something extraordinary seemed about to happen. When the times of the first stage were announced, it came as no surprise that Biasion and Fiorio were equal, or that Recalde's Group N car would be five seconds slower. But, the fastest time was that of Paolo Alessandrini! This energetic pri-vateer had achieved something he would never have thought possi-ble, the lead in a World Champ-ionship Rally. When he fumbled a turn on the second time around, 'it was the end of his lead. And, the mystery of the evening air was heightened when the cars went up to the pare ferme deep inside the Sheraton building. Buffum and navigator John Bellefleur, doubt-less thinking the end of a day must inevitably be the end of an etape, clocked in 12 minutes too early, incurring 24 minutes penalty! The 12 Friday stages were based on familiar roads in the Capitol Forest close to Olympia. The style of the event was estab-lished when Biasion made fastest time on every stage save one, on which he was second. Alessan-drini went off the road, lost two minutes bringing his damaged car to the end of the stage and retired. Fiorio had two punctures during the day and only finally passed Rod Millen into second place on stage 7. Fellow Lancia driver Recalde was very unhappy; first a turbocharger pipe failed, then a water radiator sprung a leak and had to be changed. It was Gio-vanni Del Zoppo in the other Group N Lancia who was running in third place at the end of Friday. But what of Millen? "We just hadn't properly checked the notes," suggested his co-driver Harry Ward. Millen went off the road for over 30 minutes until finally a back marker pulled the Mazda back on the road. The peril of so few spectators! Rod then lost ten minutes in road penalties, but was unfortunate that there was a delay in the start of the next stage, and fearful rivals let him start some places earlier than he should have done. An early disappearance was Chad DiMarco, the leading Amer-ican driver. His Subaru survived clutch failure on the first stage (it was brand new), then the engine broke, probably a piston, and it was new for the event as well. Georg Fischer got to the end of stage 4 completely out of fuel, finally coming to a halt between the flying finish and the stop. But he fought back up to third place, only to have a puncture on stage 13 and he had to stop and change the wheel. The Swedish privateer Fredrik Skoghag broke the gear-box on his Suzuki; he was prom-ised a spare by the works Suzuki team, if he could get to the end of stage 7, but he couldn't. Much of the interest in the national class went when Doug S heperd's Dodge Shadow had electrical trouble and the leader overnight was Bill Holmes in a Ford F-150 pickup truck. There was amazement when crews arrived down from their f :·~ -Miki Biasion waves from his office, the cockpit of the dominating Lancia lntegrale. With the win in Washington, his seventh, Biasion is now Italy's most successful rallyman. Dusty Times

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~--4 ;. ·:~"'.:.._ ·-,,, ,. . Alex Fiorio and Luigi Pirollo dutifully stayed behind team leader Biasion, and their Lancia ran second on the road and on time to John Buffum came out of retirement to run his borrowed Audi Quattro. With John Bellefleur navigating the pair survived the route book to place third overall. Georg Fischer and Thomas Zeltner came from Austria to rally in the northwest, placing the Audi 200 Quattro fourth overall and m the finish line. , rooms to begin the Saturday stages. Overnight the officials had been discussing the 24 minute penalty imposed on John Buffum and decided to waive this because the regulations had been unclear. FISA standing regulations explain that crews may only arrive early at a time control, without penalty, at the end of an etape, and the regu-lations and road book said the first etape finished Friday eve-ning, 24 hours later. However, the same regulations said the event would observe not only FISA rules but also the national rules. The SCCA rules say that crews may arrive early at any Main Time Control, and Buffum drew the organizers' attention to the fact that the control involved was des-cribed as a MTC. The upshot of the early hours decision was that the American veteran was now lying third, split-ting the Group A and Group N Lancias, and he had inherited third place the moment Millen had gone off the road. Millen, meanwhile, started the day in 21st position, having to drive at one minute intervals while the top runners were allowed to run at three minute intervals. One of the stages, due to be run twice, was canceled, the reason being that a night rally held recently in the area had upset the locals. The day started with a publicity stage held at the St. Martin's Monastery in Olympia at which an enthusiastic priest was happy to flag the competitors away. Bia-s ion was heading Fiorio by 3 min-utes, 8 seconds, and this was the moment for him to start easing the pace. The two Top-Run lnte-grales of Del Zoppo and Recalde were dominating Group N, but in third place was Michael Lieu's Galant. "It's a limousine on the stages, I've never been in such a comfortable rally car." Lieu's lines were unorthodox, but it was difficult to know if this was due to the wallowing suspension or the four wheel steering. The Galant was one revelation of the event, another was the per-formance of the three car Suzuki team, all of which were running well. New Zealander Alan Carter fell back with brake troubles on the rear of his Suzuki Cultus, sold in the USA as a Chevy Sprint with a smaller engine. Third Suzuki driver Yutake Awazuhara, on his first international rally, was improving fast, and by stage 25 on Saturday evening all three Suzukis were in the top ten. Running over an hour behind the leaders was the man with a mission, Rod Millen, and he made fastest time on six stages during the day before suffering badlv from the dust as dusk fell. Gradually Recalde was catching Del Zoppo for the Group N lead. Dusty Times Sunday's stages were scenically the best of the event, but the pres-sure was completely off. Del Zoppo was comfortably ahead of Recalde, but was sitting uncom-fortably with the organizers who were menacing him financially. A member of the local police had demanded a 41 dollar fine the day before on account of the Italian being seen driving at 35 instead of 25 mph. Now the organizers wanted 500 dollars for not con-forming with the traffic laws. On the Saturday stages the police had been vigilant. Al-. though it was alleged that only three competitors had been stopped ( only Del Zoppo having to make a payment) over 50 ser-vice crews and other followers were pulled up. John Buffum said he never really liked the stages in that area (Shelton). He had over-come some electrical troubles in the Audi with the help of Rolf Schmidt, present at the event to support the Austrian Champion Fischer, and he looked forward to Sunday instead. Was the 11 times American rally champion finally anticipating retirement after this event "I guess I will enter one or two rallies again .... " Millen was charging onwards. Restarting on Sunday in 12th position, he had risen to tenth in two stages, while Fischer started chasing a little. Recalde lost a minute on stage 31 when a drive-shaft broke, and this let Fischer up to fifth. Del Zoppo then eased his pace to conserve his Group N lead, and near the end Fischer was fourth. With Tajima running well, Carter was told to ease his speed and ensure a 1-2-3 class fin-ish for Suzuki, which meant that Millen's frustrating but mechani-cally reliable rally ended with eighth place. Meanwhile John Buffum rushed to a phone to tell his stepson Paul Choiniere that Paul's Group A Audi was in good shape. On the result sheet, Miki Bia-sion and Tiziano Siviero won in the Lancia Delta-lntegrale by more than five minutes over Alex Fiorio and Luigi Pirollo in a sim-ilar Lancia.John Buffum and John Bellefleur were another ten min-utes back in third, and only a cou-ple minutes ahead of Georg Fischer and Thomas Zeltner in the second Audi. Giovanni Del Zoppo and Pierangelo Scalvini were fifth followed by Jorge Recalde and Jorge Del Buono, both teams in Lancia Delta lnte-grales. Nobuhiro Tajima and Kenzo Sudo were seventh, Suzuki Cultus, followed by the hapless Mazda 323 of Rod Millen and Harry Ward. Rounding out the top ten were Alan Carter/ Martin Headland, Suzuki Cultus, and Michael Lieu and Geoff Case, Mitsubishi Galant VR-4. Group A. Nobuhiro Tajima and Kenzo Sudo corner hard in the Suzuki Cultus GT/ on their way to a good finish, seventh overall and fifth in Group A. Rod Millen won a bunch of stages in the Mazda 323, but he and Harry Ward had to come back from a costly "off", and finished eighth overall. --1 ,r ,... Alan Carter and Martin Headland paced their Suzuki Cultus G Tl to insure the team victory, and they ended up ninth overall, seventh in Group A. It looks more like a boulevard cruiser than a rally car, but Michael Lieu and Geoff Case drove the Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4 into tenth overall. MID VALLEY EN.GINEERING 16637 N. 21st St., Phoenix, AZ 85022 Phone: (602) 482-1251 MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH I IN OFF-ROAD TRANSAXLE DEVELOPMENT! MVE'S NEW DIFFERENTIAL IS 6" NARROWER THAN THE STANDARD DG300, ALLOW UP TO 4" MORE WHEEL TRAVEL AND LESS CV ANGLE. STADIUM AND DESERT RACING I PROVEN RELIABILITY! ARIZONA/WEST TEXAS/NEW MEXICO/NEVADA DEALER FOR: LOLA SCptcmbcr 1988 HEWLAND CawCJL.eJ ~ -w Page 41

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WILD WEST SCCA PRO RALLY ; Bill Holmes Wins His First National Notes lry Martin Holmes Pro Rally Outright _ Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises They ·ha.~e been close before, and in Washington Bill Holmes and Jim Roger_s scored their first overall victory on a national event, driving the crowd pleasing Ford pickup to victory by over a minute margin. Parallel to the Olympus World Championship Rally late in June out of Tacoma, WA, the Wild West National SCCA Pro Rally ran on the same stages as Olym-pus at the same time. However, the Wild West used just two days of the four day event for scoring. T earns could compete in both events, provided their rally cars met with the FIA homologation regulations. The parallel rallies were scored individually, and, for the first time, the teams entered in the SCCA rally only were allowed to pre-run the route. John Buffum, who acts as SCCA's official steward for the national series, opted not to run the Wild West. But, other top drivers competed in both, includ-ing Rod Millen, Mazda, current points leader Chad DeMarco, Subaru, and Alan Carter, Suzuki. Fifteen entries ran only in the Wild West. Group N cars from the Olympus ·had to move into either Production class, or, if they had turbos, into Production GT to comply with the SCCA rules. The Dodge drivers, led by Doug Shepherd and Dan Gilli-land, in non-homologated Shad-ows, could only take part in the Wild West. These were most interesting cars, the front wheel drive turbocharged Dodges giving 175 bhp in standard form and about 200 bhp modified to SCCA limits from the 2.2 liter engine. It is expected that another Dodge, the Daytona Turbo, will be one of three cars about to be homolo-gated by Chrysler in the near future. The others are the Ply-mouth Sundance, same turbo, intercooled 8 valve engine, and the Chrysler Le Baron Couoe. Coming off his success in Penn-sylvania, Rod Millen might have easily won the National rally. But, while leading the National and chasing the international Lancias, Rod and co-driver Harry Ward landed in a ditch on stage 8, high centered and were stuck for 30 minutes. Finally, the team of Ron and Audry Sullivan stopped and towed the Mazda back on the road. Up and running, Millen won most of the remaining stages over the Lancias, but time ran out for a good finish position with so much time to make up. Meanwhile, the most popular vehicle with the spectators on the Pro Rally circuit came through the woods to take the Wild West lead. It was none other than the Ford F-150 pickup ofBill Holmes and Jim Rogers. The truck had plenty of troubles, a number of flats and a broken steering pump, but Holmes won one stage, while Millen won the rest. But, Holmes and Rogers won the Wild West overall and in Open class by over a minute. It was the first overall National rally win for the Califor-nia team, and the first time in five years that a two wheel drive vehi-cle of any description has won a Pro Rally. As the rally progressed, Doug Shepherd and Joe Andreini retired with starter motor trou-ble, and Dan and Betty Ann Gilli-land went out with engine trouble in their Dodge. Moving into second, it was Alan Carter and Martin Headland in the Suzuki Cultus, and they closed the gap to the Ford truck to a mere minute, 10 seconds on the final stage. Car-ter's Suzuki was second overall and first in Group A, the first time a Suzuki has won Group A in an SCCA event. There was the usual pitched battle between Guy Light and Niall Leslie in Production class. Somehow Leslie was placed last off the start and he had to work up through the ranks to challenge Light. But he got close! The rally ended just in time for Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt, whose VW GTI won the class by 21 seconds over the Toyota Corolla GTS of Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell. This round the P cars were third and fourth overall. Fifth overall and second in Group A were Dan Holt and Dave White in another Toyota, just a-couple minutes ahead of Millen/ Ward. Sandy Liversidge and Trish Sparrow were seventh over-all, fourth in Group A in a Saab 99. Once again luck was not with Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge, retiring the Subaru with major engine problems. The Production GT class had a first time winner in the team of 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. PERFORMANCE FOR YOUR FAT PcRFORM/\f\JCi: C!\T,\LO , DEPT DT. 1558 NO CASt: ST. ORN,(ryr ( ,4. age 42 < (. • 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 ... September 1988 The terrific batle in Production class went on in the woods, and this time it was Guy Light and Jim Brandt who won the class and were 3rd overall in the VW G Tl. ~ ,,, -...."-~ First time winners David Yein and Jonathan Crocker took top honors in the Production GT class, also driving the Mazda 323 4WD into a fine eighth overall. David Y ein, from T aiwa~and Jonathan Crocker. Their Mazda 323 4WD was eighth overall and was just three minutes ahead of the Mazda 323 of Steve and Greg Lund, who were second in GT class. Of the 29 starters in the Wild West Rally, 1 7 finished. Last place went to the Dodge of Gary and Judi Gooch who lost time with a broken axle and suspension early in the event, but they went on to finish. One car that didn't finish was the Mazda RX 7 of Cali-fornians David Thomas and John Elkin. Their story is so typical of the frustrations of rallying that it follows this report. A VIEW FROM THE BACK OF THE PACK By Dat1e Thomas In May~ two fools from Cali-fornia decided it would be fun to run the Olympus Rally, or atleast the Wild West National. After buying a "better" rally car and working on it for six weeks, we had a ready Open class car, two minor sponsors, (our major sponsor backed out) and a VISA card. After repeated phone calls to determine our scheduled time for registration/ scrutineering, which no one could tell us, we decided to show up when we got tC? Tacoma. Starting nearly last, Niall Leslie and Brian Maxwell fought their way to the front, but had to settle for second in Production class in the Toyota. Drivers bulletin #3, dated June 13, was handed to me at registra-tion on June 23. We had missed our scheduled tech time of 12:15 (per bulletin #3 ), but nobody seemed to mind. I wrote a check for $50 for a service packet which included a ·decal.Period. No maps, no sched-ule, no route book. Thank you. We had already paid $500 in entry fees. We breezed through tech, and were informed Pare Ferme would be at 8:00 a.m. Fri-day, as scheduled in the bulletins. Friday morning we all got up bright and early and traipsed over to the Sheraton, rally ready, for Pare Ferme. An "official" informed us that PF was canceled and we could all leave. Thanks guys, it sure \\'.Ould have been nice to get a couple more hours sleep. Starting times were announced ·around 9:00. Since there wasn't an ado check, we got lost on the first transit, but quickly corrected, realizing the error of our ways. On the first stage we ran 11th overall, having fresh tires, trying to learn the new car, and with no inter-com. Towards the end of the stage, the engine would die upon downshifring, restarting when the clutch was released. On the next transit, we stopped• to diagnose the patient and found. an inch of fuel standing in each of Dan Holt and Dave White had a good run in their Toyota Corolla GTS, and they finished second in Group A and a sparkling fifth overall. Dusty Times

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• t e our carburetor barrels. A bent float tao was the culprit. Corroded contacts had kept the intercom off the air. I scraped them clean and then left my knife on the roof of the car as we drove off to stage 2. At least we could hear each other. On stage 3 we blew the guts out of the left front shock, as the road surface was much rougher, and we spent lots of time in thick dust. On stage 4, I think it was 4, we encountered Doug Shepherd's car on the right half of the road, driv-er's door open, blocking even more road, and no triangles out. I later learned that Guy Light ran into the open door while attempt-ing to pass. We slithered by, completed the stage and headed for the service in Oakville. There we learned that our crew was out oo ing or us, e ieving us to be out of fuel. We changed the two rear tires, bought gas at the general store, and wished the crew would show up with a strut. They didn't. An official caught us as we were leaving service to say that our crew had been run off the road by some "foreign motor-sports journalists" and couldn't get out of the ditch. The jerks had not even stopped to see if anyone was hurt. Fortunately, no one was. This bit of information made us nine seconds late for our Arri-val Time, gave us a minute of road points, and gave me something to chew on during the next stages. Stage 6 cracked the header just as we caught and passed the team ahead of us. On stage 7 the cracked piece and the pipe behind it took their leave, making the rotary engine absolutely deafen-ing. The spectators seemed to like the change. After several stages of hand signals, the engine began bogging again. It. finally died just as we entered a tight downhill right-hander at about ten mph over the proper speed. We slid off the road, up an embankment, and back onto the road, surprised to be on our wheels. There were leaves jammed between the driv-ing lights. It was over a mile to the finish and all down hill, so we ral-lied qn in silence, only the gravel and wind kept us company. Power brakes don't work really well with a dead engine. We ended up rolling clear through the control. Jacking the car up revealed the mashed fuel line, which we unmashed with vise-grips, and hustled into Oakville for another "service". The crew was there this time, and they set about fixing the car while I went hunting for a muffler shop. Upon finding one, I ran back to the car and prqmpdy drove over my own tool box, and then proceeded to the muffler shop. By the time the car was fixed, we were time barred. In the mean-time my crew, while attempting to start the truck, had cranked it until the smoke leaked out of the starter. Replacing it did not cause the stubborn truck to come to life. About 8 p.m. two crew members headed back to Tacoma in the rally car to get another car to haul the rest of us back to the motel. One of them returned about 10:30 with a Datsun crew cab pickup. We all piled in and headed back, stopping at the 1-5 junction for petrol and found we didn't have the key to the locked gas cap. Fifteen minutes of attempted lock picking yielded nothing, then I discovered the key in the ash tray. Saturday we spent messing with the truck, determining that the timing chain and gears were bad. We reached Tacoma about dark, hungry, tired and broke. How could one team have so much bad luck at one rally? Sunday we spent spectating, and talking with other spectators and had quite a good time. Then we drove back to LA. I am very thankful that nobody was injured in all the goings on of the weekend. I believe I've had enough of Washington rallies for this year. The roads were fast and rough, real tire eaters. Maybe next time it will rain. Sand Dragging Under the Stars Ken Kormilo, from San Bernar-dino. Kormilo drove a sand buggy sponsored by Sport Trailers. Pro XI saw Mike Huff, a 16 year old student, take "Dun Gon", a 250cc Hon9a Quad, down the lane the quickest. Mike is spon-sored by Hull Enterprises and "Dear Old Dad". Mike was the 1985 NSCA Jr. Bracket Champ/ 1986 second place USA/ 1987 NSCA Jr. Bracket Champ/ 1987 Tri State Champ and 1987 second place USA. Ted Niles, an elevator constructor from Covina, in a 2085 VW Buggy sponsored by Steve's Machine was second. It can be overly warm in early July around San Bernardino, CA, so a night presentation of the USA Sand Drags was held at Glen Helen. It was the first time the sand drags had been held under the lights at the facility, and by the size of the crowd, it may become a popular habit. Probably the most exciting runs of the evening wer.e exhibitions. The first one out was Nate Wilcox from El Cajon. The owner ofB&J Engineering took his 530 Rodeck Dragster down the line in two seconds and change, which com-puted to 117 mph. The cool little rail is aptly named "Sorcerer". The other exhibition run was the funny car of Joe Linsmeir. Lin-smeir, . of San Bernardino, took "Quick Delivery" down the lane at 101.80 mph. Don and Carol Brown ar.e the sponsors of "Quick Delivery". The evening started off with Dan Stevenson taking the Pee Wee win. Then Chris Calva, a 12 year old from Chino on his Dave's Chevron/Calva Construction 250cc Honda bested Steven Kircher on his Hon/ Zuki Quad sponsored by Chino Valley Build-ing Materials and Selvy's ATC Performance for the Junior win. Seventeen vehicles dialed into Sport I and when the dust had settled Ron Becker, a silkscreener from Lakeside, collected the gold in his 455 Buggy called "Sum Fun". Ron is sponsored by Amer-ican Precision Silkscreen and DooDah Racing Team. Bill McChesney, of Burbank, in a 350 Chevy Jeep was runner up. He is sponsored by McChesney Con-struction/ Richards 444 Clinis/ · Burbank Auto and Burbank Speed. Another big field dialed in to Sport II as 18 hardy souls did bat-tle. It all came down to two bug-gies, and it was Greg Hess, a pro-duce buyer from Covina, in a 396 Chevy who got to the light first. Greg is sponsored by Dunemas-ters and DooDah Racing. Curt Schendel, a sheet metal worker from Orange, in his 2084 Sandrail named "Sand Toys" was the bridesmaid. Schendel is spon-sored by Universal Sheet Metal and Condor Coating. It was Quad versus Gremlin Dragster in the final round of' Sport III. The winner was Richard Sekigawa, a printer from Garden Dusty Times at Glen Helen By Elaine Jones Grove, on his Trinty Racing from Bloomington in "Bits N 500cc Suzuki Quad that took the Pieces Too", a 402 Chevy Jeep. win. Clarence Hightower, of La Clark is sponsored by O&R 4 Mirada, a quality control inspec-Wheel Drive/O'Neals Service tor, aboard his L&S Machine/ Center /Sentry Silkscreen and Santa Fe Enameling/Dad spon- Chino Radiator. He was also the sored Honda 750 Gremlin Drag-1986 Pro Bracket Champ. ster was runner up. Shearer drove a 2330 VW named A young lady broke into the "E Ticket" and is sponsored by winner's circle as Marla Kay Gus- Sandrails Unlimited of Riverside. tafson, an appraiser from Santa Rick Van Ginkel, a purchasing Ana, took "Mean Green Ma-agent from Ontario, drove "Gang chine", a 2180 VW Buggy span- Green 11" to the win in Pro Vll sored by Advanced Water Condi- with Ronald Rivera, who made tioning, down the lane faster than the trip from North Las Vegas, Rob Black to win Sport IV. Black, runner up. Rivera drove a 32 7 a maintenance mechanic from Chevy named "With All My Lakewood, drove his 1835 VW Heart". · Buggy. In Pro Vlll it was Mike Bolton, D.L. Kingsurvivedare-rundue a welder from Chino, in his 327 to malfunctioning clocks to win . Chevy Jeep sponsored by O&R 4 the prestigious Pro I-II-Ill. D.L., Wheel Drive/ O'Neals Chevron who hails from Apple Valley, is and H& W Welding that topped Bill Lee, a parts and service manager from Wrightwood, was the big winner in Pro IX in his 2275 VW Buggy. Bill is spon-sored by General Lift of Ontario and Santa Ana. The runner up was Brad Olson, a mechanic from Bermuda Dunes, on his 500cc Kawasaki named "Aqua Velvet". Brad is sponsored by Clupper Racing of Coachella. John Burton, an auto techni-cian from Santa Barbara, put his knowledge and imagination to work when "The Hard Way" was built. He calls it a 4 cylinder Mer-cruiser Chevy, but whatever you call it, it was the fastest in Pro X. He is sponsored by Low Buck Racing Team. Robby Locklear, of Lakeside, on a 400cc Yamaha Quad called "Cheap Thrill" was runner up. He is sponsored by American Precision Silkscreen/ Scribs MC and A TC and DooDah Racing. Mike Mata, a printer from Co-vina, picked up all the marbles in Pro XII on his 250cc Quad. Life's a Banshee Racing of Covina and Carlsbad is his sponsor. David Den Hartog, a truck driver fro Chino, was runner up on his 350cc Yamaha Quad. He is spon-sored by The Curling Iron of Upland and Greg Den Hartog and Sons Trucking. The sand drag action returns to Glen Helen OHV Park on August 13, for another night race, and on October 8-9, .1988. retired but his 149 VW Dragster, sponsored by Rimco Machine Shop and Deana's VW Parts, is still one of the quickest around. D.L. was the '87 USA Points Champ/NSCA Pro Comp Champ/NSCA D Pro Comp National Record Holder. The runner up was Steve Parker, a mechanic from San Dimas, in his 2500 VW Buggy named "Ani-mal". Steve is sponsored by B&B German car and the Dyno Shop. Off Roads Winningest Radio OVER7550N THE COURSE Lloyd Hollingsworth, from Pomona, took "Sneaky Snake", a 496 Chevy in a Fiat body to the end of the lane the fastest to win Pro IV. Lloyd is sponsored by Politsch Speedometer Shop and was really riding a high as he is a grandpa for the third time, and this is his second grandson. Place money went to Todd Groves, an engineer from Glendora, in his Chevy 350 modified Bug called "Groves & Co." Ron Richmond is the mechanic and Virgil Groves is the owner. "Show Time" lived up to its name in Pro V and Jim Owensby, from Rialto, was a happy camper with the 350 Chevy Jeep spon-sored by Jim's Custom Muffler/ Danny O's Tire Service and Cus-tom Engine Service. Ken Butt, from Long Beach, in his Buggy named "Fuzzy's Folly" was runner up. Ken has some pretty impressive credentials, as he was 1982 ASRA Champ and 1985 Modified Bug Champ. Pro VI came down to Clark Harris and Jay Shearer with the nod going to Harris, a mechanic ComLink V The Ultimate Racing Intercom ROAD MASTER "A LEGEND" • Helmets wired - $100. (CF) September 1988 New! 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SCCA Southem Padfic Division Pro Rally Report and II are coming up. Initiating a new concept in Southern Califor-nia rallying, rallyist/organizer Leonard Jensen brings together B:,i Lynnette Allison, Steward two Co-efficient 1 rallies during This year's' final National Pro the September 23-24 weekend. Rally Licensing School is on Sat- Both events will be within the urday, September 1 7, at 8:30 a.m. Hungry Valley off road park at to 6:00 p.m. at the Glendale Cor-the Gorman exit off 1-5. Both porateCenter,Glendale,_CA. The events will use FISA/National cost is $50 each or $90 for two timing and controls. (team), postmarked by Sep-. Registration and tech inspec-tember 12. Send names, address tion is at the Caravan Inn in Gor-and fee to Lynnette Allison, 2001 man on Saturday morning, and Oakland Hills Drive, Corona, CA the Saturday rally starts around 91 720. Call ( 714) 7 36-144 2 for noon. A pool party is set for Sat-further information. urday evening. Sunday follows a There have been several similar schedule. Competitors calendar changes recently. In can enter one or both events. direct response to competitor Contact Leonard Jensen at his requests, Pro Rally Club meetings NEW number, (818) 790-7807, will begin. Our initial planning if you have not received your meeting was in June, our second entry form. in August, and our next meeting is The Indio VIII Endurance set for Wednesday, September 14 Rally disappears. Two National at the Round Table Pizza, 408 Championship events in Novem-W est Claremeont Center Drive, ber necessitate changes in our di-Claremont, CA. Go south to visional calendar. An (unnamed) Indian Hill off 1-10. Plan to eat at National event scheduled in 6:30, meeting at 7:30. Sep-Washington, (originally it was tember's topic is the 1989 vehicle Wild W est, but that ended up as inspection and those attending part of Olympus), will run with a will receive a sample of the inspec-Divisional Co-efficient 3 on tion form. November 11-13. Competitors The Hungry Valley · Rallies, I then travel south to the Mendi-cino Forest area for the Novem-ber 18-19 Barbary Coast Nation-al, also with a Co-efficient 3 Divisional. Barbary Coast, at this writing, will also host the 1988 Divisional Championship Run Offs. And, we certainly don't want our Divisional champions to miss that one. East of Indio Vlll, scheduled for various November weekends this past year will NOT be held in November at all. The organizers are, instead, creating a new moun-tain event for November 5-6, EL CAMINO A LAS ESTRELLAS RALLY, currently Co-efficient 2 but a possible 3 by rally time. Headquarters will be in Rancho California, and registration starts late Saturday morning. The rally runs on Saturday night, and the awards will be Sunday morning so you can go home Sunday after-noon. It will use FISA/ National timing and controls. Come run and have fun. It should be a great way to begin the 1989 Divisional Rally Championship Year. Vehicle inspection begins in 1989. Proposed almost three years ago, a system qf checking and inspecting vehicles for overall sturdiness and fitness will begin with the 1989 year. These annual HORA/SCORE America's Foremost Off-Road Racing Series POINTS STANDINGS -Through Fireworks 250 CLASS 1 Mark McMillin 163 Tom Koch 156 John Kelly 123 Ron Brant 109 Chet Huffman 107 Bud Feldkamp 95 Ivan Stewart 94 Jim Stiles 92 Ken Frost 87 Frank Snook 74 CLASS 3 Mike Schwellinger 143 Matt Pike 108 Don Adams 92 Rick Sieman 52 Richard Bundy 50 CLASS 5-1600 Roy Taylor 147 Mi ke Jones 139 Andy DeVercelly 135 Steve Lawrence 129 Darryl Cook 117 CLASS 7S Paul Simon Spencer Low illie Valdez Malcolm Vinje Scott Douglas CHALLENGER Nick Gross Mike Ward Pancho Bio James Tucker Rick Johnson ''Larry Mar tin Rich Richardson Don Rountree James Clements Ray McClain 187 186 156 140 125 192 172 144 144 137 135 122 121 120 120 CLASS 2 Bob Gordon 193 Corky McMillin 150 Mike Lund 129 Steve Sourapas 116 Tevon Murachanian 113 Danny Letner 106 Bob Richey 100 Doug Aldridge 99 Jimmie Crowder 98 Ed Herbst 87 CLASS 4 Jack Johnson 129 Rod Hall 118 Jerry McDonald 114 Buddy Renae 87 John Dyc k 59 CLASS 6 Wes Moser 112 Arne Gunnarsson 103 Larry Schwacofer 94 Dale Jordon 44 Bill Russell 25 CLASS 7 4X4 Mike Lesle ' John Swift Dave Simon Jeff MacPherson David Ashley CLASS 10 160 132 116 ll0 108 Michael Church 163 Steve Centurioni 148 Dave Wood 138 Dick Weyhrich 106 William Poe 100 Mark Barnes 89 Greg Hibbs 89 Joey Adzima 86 Jerry Penhall 80 Jack Irvine 74 CLASS 1-2 16 00 Gary Cogbill 176 Pete Mccowen 155 Tom DeNau l t 142 Kevin Smi t h 141 Jim Sumners 140 Dominic Borra 138 Jim Fishback Sr. 124 Jack Ramsay 108 Brian Parkhouse 102 Dan Araujo 100 CLASS 5 Hartmut Klawitter 190 Bob Utgard 157 George Seeley Jr. 122 Lisa Dic~erson 67 Rich Minga 56 CLASS 7 Larry Ragland 123 Manny Esquerra 111 Roger Mears 85 Russ Jones 43 Dwight Lundell 30 CLASS 8 Robby Gordon Steve McEachern Frank Vessels Walker Evans Steve Kelley CLASS 11 Ramon Castro Sergio Gutierrez Russell Johnson CLASS 14 Boone England Giti Gowland Emil Downey David Quill 163 159 137 ll8 109 114 68 57 87 64 62 62 inspections will be done by our designated tech inspectors and noted in your log books. Here is a sample: Undercarriage; condi-tions of struts/ rear shocks/ frame and/ or floorpan/ steering link-age/ suspension front and rear. Engine Compartment; line rowt-ing for water, fuel, brakes, condi-tion of lines/ battery and tray/ firewall condition/ electrical wir-ing routing and insulation. In-terior; condition of seats/ frames/ mounting system, condition of restraint system/attachment points/hardware, condition of roll cage/ID number/welds/ padding, fire extinguisher cur-rent/ contents of the first aid kit. Other; matching registration and vehicle identification numbers. , The inspection is intended to assist competitors with maintain-ing a vehicle that is safe and reli-able enough to drive anywhere, even on freeways. Often tech inspection is swift, and too often competitors assume a vehicle is safe as long'as the cage is in the car. This inspection is intended to assure all competitors their safety equipment is not only mounted properly, but it is mounted to something strong enough to help save a life. Plan to attend the Sep-tember 14 Pro Rally Club meeting in Claremont and get your sample copy of the inspection form. The Driver Representatives By Mike Church Recently the Driver Repre-sentatives group learned that the BLM has given the High Desert Racing Association notice that they are seriously considering putting an end to pre-running next season. The evada BLM has taken this position because of the pre-running done off the marked course and the liability. HORA and SCORE do not have liability insurance for pre-running and the BLM feels they are exposed to law · suits if a pre-runner is hurt. In the past the pre-run speed limit has been 30 mph, which satisfied the BLM as being safe enough. Unfor-tunately, not everyone has been pre-running at 30 mph, or, for that matter, on the marked course, which puts us where we are today. The Driver Representatives have been in the process of asking SCORE and HORA racers to write letters asking the BLM to allow pre-running next season. The letters should be sent to Mark McMillin, who in turn will be sending them to the BLM with a cover letter from an attorney who deals with land use problems. If you are an off road racer and have not sent a letter to Mark yet, I suggest you do or face losing pre-running next season. The letter should identify the safety benefits of pre-running and the racing community's willingness to enforce the 30 mph pre-run speed limit on the marked course. The threat of losing pre-running is just one more example in a long list of events that has pushed desert racing out of the majority of publi_c lands. The desert racer is presently restricted to racing in several small areas where rules and regulations will continue to grow if we, as a group, do not speak up. The Driver Representatives feel that the BLM is receptive to input and will see as we do on this issue if the racers, and for that matter race support-ers, show unity by writing. Please send your letters to Mark McMil-lin, 676 Via Encantada, Chula Vista, CA 92013. The Buggy Representative meetings are open to any racer - who wants to attend for whatever reason. You can write your indi-vidual Representative at the address below or call (714) 551-9008 to reserve a seat. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday after each event in Irvine, California. Class 1 MARK McMILLIN 676 Via Encantada Chula Vista, CA 92013 Class 1-2-1600 TOM DeNAULT 107Cadix San Clemente, CA 92672 Class 2 DAVID KREISLER 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim, CA 92805 Cla115 STAN PARNELL 9371 Kramer, Unit G Westminster, CA 92683 Class 5-1600 ANDY DeVERCELL Y 140 C Avenue Coronado, CA 92118 Challenger Cla11 RICH MINGA 6630 McArthur Drive Lemon Grove, CA 92045 Cla1110 MIKE CHURCH Chur~h Engineering 2501 Alton Ave. Irvine, CA 92714 ClaH 11 MIKE ABBOTT 1907 Robbins Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Coming Next Month .... SCORE'S RIVERSIDE FINALE SNORE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL FORDA'S CRACKER 250 GLEN HELEN RIVERSIDE WARM UP WRC RALLY OF NEW ZEALAND BFGOODRICH CHAMPIONSHIP IN DENVER WRC RALLY OF ARGENTINA ... plus all the regular features "'7--::-:----....;.. _____ ,.;,_ ______________________ ....:., ________________________ _ Page 44 September 1988 Dusty Times

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CORE had mixed results at the torrid HORA Fireworks 250, and the entire club, as was most ev-ery one, was saddened by the untimely death of Walt Lott the morning of the race. Fortunately, the dean of off road racing pro-moters died quickly, but his pass-ing leaves a void in the sport, and we shall all miss him. CORE had 18 cars on its pit list at Barstow, plus one on radio watch. There was a goodly amount of pit folks on hand to handle the mob, but there were a few problems throughout the long, hot day. The Main pit was in its usual spot by the Barstow Community College, and full pits were also in place at Sidewinder Road, Hodge Road, Wild Wash Road, Stoddard Wells Road and the Slash X Ranch. Most of the pit activity involved little more than changing tires, but there were a high amount of flats at the race. Our thanks to all the crews who endured the heat from the early morning start until the last stragglers were accounted for late in the afternoon. CORE had two cars in Class 1. Jim Zupanovich broke an axle on the first lap and retired, while John Kelly and Don Weiser got in two laps before their rear suspen-sion gave up. Mike Schwellinger and Les Erickson had a first lap flat in a bad spot and still finished second in Class 3. Cam Thieriot and Greg Lewin got in two laps in Class 7S. In Class 10, two of our four cars finished. Mark Barnes led the class for two laps, but went out with a broken torsion bar. Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson got in one lap before losing the trans. Steve Centurioni and Larry Job had one good lap, then lost a valve, then second gear; but they went all the way to finish tenth. Bill Poe was second after one lap, then bagged some flats, had over-heating problems and finished eleventh. Three of the five CORE 1-2-1600s finished. Dominic Borra and John Basso did the best, had flats and adjuster trouble and still finished tenth out of 52 starters. David Plum ran very consistent lap times to finish 13th in the class, and Dave Ramirez and Dan Araujo were 15th, a finisher des-pite some new car woes like losing a wheel cylinder and power steer-ing on the new Mirage.JD. Ward blew his engine on the second lap, and Toby Carlson got in three laps suffering constant shock troubles. Our lone 5-1600 of Norm Francis and Dave Clark got in a lap and a half before terminal engine trouble struck. Jim Clem-ents was our only finisher among the four Challenger cars, with a fine fourth place. Dennis Stanka-vich broke a torsion bar on the first lap after a multiple roll over. Tom Mattingly broke a drum on lap 1 and nobody rescued him for quite some time. George Callaway got in two laps before broken axles and spring plates put him down and parked. Darrell Smith's 5-1600 was on radio watch and got lost on the first lap, and also missed a couple of checkpoints. CORE had several racers at the SNORE Midnight Special, and a group also went to the Supersti-tion 250, and we'll have that report next month. CORE will be out in force for the HORA Ne-vada 500 in early September, and lots of pit volunteers will be needed to man this point to point 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 meeting starts at 8:00 p.m., and guests and prospective members are always welcome to attend and participate in our fund raising raffles. ATTENTION ALL H.D.R.A. MEMBERS Many of you may not be aware that your membership in the High Desert Racing Association no longer brings with it a subscription to Dusty Times. As of January 1988 HDRA has its own member oriented publication, now part of their membership package. We regret the inconvenience, but the decision was not ours. Dusty Times has continued to fulfill a11 existing HORA membership subscriptions; and will continue to do so until they expire. But, we did discover at the Fireworks 250 that many drivers felt they were still renewing their Dusty Times subscription when they rejoined HDRA. Not so! So, if you are getting renewal notices from us, or your copy of Dusty Times no longer comes in the mail, you now know the reason. Your Dusty Tlmes mailing label shows the expiration date of your HDRA subscription in the upper right hand corner, with a number, for example, 7 /88. That means your membership subscription expired with the July 1988 issue. If you wish to renew, which we are sure you will, use the handy subscription blank on the masthead page, and send it directly to Dusty Times. Dusty Times ~ OFF-ROAD RACING TEAM The Straight Poop from the 'Big Wah:zoo' Well guys, due to an early press deadline, I have no race results this month, so we'll stick to the important stuff like rumors, gos-sip and tall tales. The upcoming Baja de Lou #2 was set to start in Tecate, but a big fire in the area caused Peralta to switch the race to San Felipe. And, the start was changed to Fri-day midnight to avoid the heat. This promptly caused all the pit-ters to back out, because they would be unable to get down there and set up after getting off work on Friday. At this point, I want to make something very clear. There is very little truth to the rumor that the city fathers in Tecate, after having second thoughts about dealing with Lou, decided the only way to get rid of him was to burn him out! Results from this race next month. Speaking of Lou's races in Baja, I have a sure fire suggestion that will make his race series a stand out from all the rest, a daring new starting procedure: Randomly stage all the entries inside Peralta's way modern race stadium, located just south of San Felipe, and then have a mass start! The thrill of seeing drivers going crazy trying to get out of those sand dunes would definitely cause a lot of excite-ment for the locals and would give everybody an equal chance to be first to the smoke bomb, if you could see it in all the dust. Just think of the excellent press cover-age this event would generate, not to mention the possibility of kickbacks from the Clinica de San Felipe plus the local ambulance drivers. You could even change the name of the race to "The Grand Huevos de Baja." How 'bout it Lou? On a serious note, there is a letter writing campaign underway to try and get the BLM in Nevada to change their mind about no pre-running in 1989. After taking an informal poll of some Club members, I've found that a lot of racers kinda like the idea of being able to skip those long trips to the Vegas area to pre-run if the rule applies to everyone. The local Nevada drivers would seem to be the big losers here, but then again it is probably their abuse of their pre-running privileges that had a lot to do with this decision in the first place. Well, Riverside is coming up and a Checker driver to watch is George Thompson. Yes, George does have a race car, but the ques-tion is not how he will do in the race, but IF he will get through the tech inspection. The inspection will surely be done by his old pen pal Bill Savage. Hey George, have ya ever heard of that old saying "paybacks are a bitch"? As of the first of August, Commander Ferd is still missing, but not forgotten. Some of the more vocal members think Ferd (if found guilty) should be demoted to Private, or even worse, to scumbag. However, most of the Club feels an appro-priate penalty would be to have the Commander publicly stripped of his golden epaulets at a Wednesday night meeting. The most important question that may have to be answered is who is going to lead the Lost Gonzo Air Force if the Commander NEVER comes back? I understand that Hibbarci is still burning over being passed by TWO cars right in front of a Checker pit at the Barstow race. Especially since he was heavily fined and booed at the next meet-ing when the pitters told of being so embarrassed that they turned their Checker T-shirts inside out. President Wolfe started the year by telling the Club that he was not going to be a babysitter. Well, all the fuel bills are in from the Baja 500, and the Club came up about 400 bucks short; so much for that 'adult' method of handling us. The latest rumor is that Burack is gonna pop for a round of drinks at the next meeting. Why? I dunno, but it is just the kind of rumor that might get going. I mean we've had to listen to his church reports and put up with his funny uniforms for years. The least he could do is buy a round! Right? Spread the word. This month's missing member is Rex Keeling. Hey Rex, where have ya been? Book a seat on Koch's air express some Wednes-day night and come on down and visit. Whatever happened to the Checkers Summer Party? Is it the third year with no party or what? Recently Symonds was over-heard trying to talk Sal into start-ing another new class. It seems that Gregg has not done very well lately in his 6-50 Club series, (currently eighth) and wants to start a new motorized wheelchair class, limited to one 12 volt bat-tery. The word is that Sal is not too interested, but is considering it because of the possibility of qualifying for some sort of Government grant, while Kassa-nyi is very excited and is seriously thinking of coming out of retire-ment and do some driving if the plan comes together. Well, that's all for this issue. Hopefully next month I'll have some real live race stories and related rumors to lay on ya. In the meantime, remember not to pee into the wind and keep in mind what they like to say over at Mar-tin Pumping, "Hey, it all flows down hill." 19B9/9D SCDRE/HDRA RULEBOOK AVAILABLE NOW! Send $6.50 to SCORE (California residents add $.33 sales tax). Dealers inquiries for quantity discounts over 25. MAIL T D : Scare International 3 ~ 356 Via Calinas,.Suite ~ ~ ~ Westlake Village, CA 91 362 ----------------------------------------Please send _______ copies o f the 1 9B9 / 9 0 SCORE/ HORA Rule Book at$ ______ e ach. Enclosed is$ __________ to cover cost and handling (sales tax if applicable). NAME ____________________________ _ ADDRESS CITY /STATE/ZIP ___________________ _ September 1988 Page 45

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Randy Rhinehart Captures His Second Miller Off Road Win By Elaine Jones Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises Randy Rhinehart had a great day racing in Class 10, winning the second heat and the main event, along with a strong second in the first heat. Rhinehart earned a cool $1118 for his efforts. Glen Helen is a whole different place when it comes to weather. Don't ever try to predict it because you can't. Sunday morn-ing the racers were greeted with some very gloomy, foggy, cold overcast and it wasn't until about one that the sun broke through and then it was a perfect Califor-nia day to go with the same kind of racing. It was Randy-Rhinehart day in Class 10 but it started out to be Kent Castle day. Kent went wire to wire in the f1rst heat with Jimmy Nichols, from Alpine, in his VW second up until the last lap when Rhinehart, in his Ron Carter/Web-Cam Chenowth Magnum sponsored car gave ev-erybody a hint of what was going to be the plan of the day by pass-ing Nichols to take the second. Nichols still was able to hang onto the third. With the starting positions inverted for the second heat, Rhinehart had no trouble leading the field from start to finish. Gary Gall, Mancha Racing/ Rev Power sponsored car, was off second but fell by the wayside on lap three with problems leaving the door open for Brad Castle, in his Mickey Thompson Tires/Fat Per-formance/No. American Raceco car, to claim the second with Nichols collecting the third. Kent Castle who had done such a good job in the first heat had his engine blow on the parade laJ? and could do nothing but cheer his brother on. The main event saw Rhinehart blast out in front and never look back. Nichols looking to improve his luck on the day was right behind him with Gary "Cruise" Kroese, in his ME Construction/ Five Bros. Tires/ General Tires sponsored car, in third. It appeared that this was the way things would stay but the fickle finger of fate stepped in and· Kroese got stuck in the corner before the finish line on lap eight, and as quickly as it took to get straightened out he had dropped Page 46 to seventh. Jim Sandefer, in his Sandefer Construction/ BFGood-rich car, had moved from fifth and was more than willing to take over the third especially with only one more lap to go. They all drove a mistake free last lap and finished Rhinehart, Nichols and Sandefer. For the first time at a Glen Helen Miller Race we had some trucks. The one that had the crowd on its feet and pu on some kind of show w s avid Ashley in his Ford Ranger sponsored by Motorcraft/Goodyear/Bosch and Fairview Ford. Ashley looked like he might be doing some R&D work as he cut the little black pickup no slack and absolutely no mercy. One thing the little truck does well is fly. It proved this every race taking the jumps and smoothing them out. The first heat had Billy Bunch in his Motor-craft/Pettis Performance Ford Ranger finishing second and Kevin Conlin in his Silver Lakes Vacation Club/Goodyear Ford Rang , third. The second heat and the main were a repeat performance. In the Super Stocks, Chris-topher Neil, in his Lee Leighton/ PSI Construction/BFGoodrich Tires car, jumped into the lead followed closely by Vince Tjelme-land in his Baskin Robbins/ Gen-eral Tire/ Sabina sponsored car. Jason and Robert Kleber took the second heat in the Challenger class action and they also swept to victory in the main event, coming from behind to take the win. The big money winner of the day was Steve Bishop who earned $1360 for his victories in Class 1-2-1600; he led wire to wire in both the second heat and the main event. September 1988 The trucks came out in force this round, but they all followed Dave Ashley all day, as Ashley drove the Ford Ranger to victory in both heats and the main event. Vince must believe that the family that plays together wins because Carol always rides along and I think she must do some navigat-ing, because on the third lap they had the lead and went on to win it. The second heat had a wiser Neil going wire to wire and Tim and Chris Lewis, in their Morri-son's Goodyear/Howton Signs/ City Auto Parts car, got off second and held onto it until the fifth lap when Tjelmeland made an inside pass on the first corner of the straight-a-way to take the second going away. In the main Tjelmeland led the way and all Lewis and Neil could do was fol-low him home and no places changed from start to finish. There was all kinds of traffic in the 1-2-1600 Class which made for some very close racing. In the first heat Carlos Zuniga and his team mate Chris Brown read the starter, got the hole shot and took his Foreign Unltd./Zuniga's Auto Body car to the-front of the pack and kept it there for the duration. The battle for second and third was more intense. Mike Good-body, in the Clark Auto Repair VW Enticer, was off second but Jerry Whelchel, in his Ron Meyer/Oakley/ Heads Up/ Robco VW, came from fourth to second only to give it back to Goodbody one lap later. Try though they did the order of fin-ish was set. A whole new cast of players dominated the second heat. Steve Bishop, in his Bishop Off Road Racing/ A&B Racing VW, showed the rest of the field that Zuniga wasn't the only one that could go wire to wire. Dave Locke and Gary Carmichael sponsored by Locke Racing U.S.A. held second for two laps before Tim Riordan, in his Big Performance/ Wright Way Machine, found the hole they were looking for and slipped into second. Locke stayed close and left no room for a repeat from anyone else. The Main belonged to Bishop as he drove a controlled, mistake free race. Rick Boyer, in his Inde-pendent Pipe VW Funco, thought his 5/ 6 finishes in the heats had finally changed as he got off second. Unfortunately, he didn't count on Andy Anderson and Leslie in their VW. It took them four laps to catch Boyer and when they did they went on by and took over second. Boyer's troubles were far from over as he tangled with teams Locke and Carmichael and they were both out. Carlos Zuniga was ·waiting in the wings and was more than happy to take over third place honors. The fin-ishing order was Bishop, Ander-son, Zuniga. The stadium UltraStocks are called Super Stocks at Glen Helen, and Vince Tjelmeland won most of the money with victory in both the first heat race and the main event. Mike Harding won the most in Class 5-1600, taking 2nd in the first heat, and he went on to victory in both the 2nd heat and the hotly contested main event Dusty Times

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Kent Castle started out strong, winning the first Class 10 heat wire to wire, but he lost the engine on the parade lap of the second heat and was out for the day. Billy Bunch tried hard in his 7S desert Ford Ranger, but he ran Chris' Neil heads down into the spectator area on his way to the 2nd in both heats and the main event, behind the stadium truck. win in the second Super Stock heat, but he dropped to third in the feature. Mike Goodbody has one of the older 1600s in sh;;(" c~;;;se racing, but he drove to a good second place in the first heat action at Glen Helen. Tim Riordan flies over the hill top jump on his way to a fine second place in the second 1-2-1600 heat, and he finished fourth for the day. Dave Hendrickson won the first heat in Class 5-1600, but he had to be content with second place in both the second heat and the feature race. Fay and Renee Tedesco took over only to lose it two laps later when Panagiotopoulos and Coatney made the pass that would stand up and they collected the show money. The 5-1600 Class also had a good turnout with seven fiesty VW Bugs on hand. In the first heat the lead was not the place to be. Kathy Fay and partner Joel Klein got the jump on the field in their JT Inc./Engine Machine Service Bug followed by David Hendrickson and passenger San-dra Hitchcock in the Courtney Tire Service/Daveco/Formula Tires/ Race Ready Products car. Third was the domain of Mario Panagiotopoulos and partner Cameron Coatney in their Care Equipment/Tony the Greek/ Ri-alto Machine Bug. Two laps into the heat Kathy was out with prob-lems and Panagiotopoulos made a slick move and went from third to first. Hendrickson decided to argue the point and on the fifth lap the argument was settled when Hendrickson took over first and beat the odds for the win. Mike Harding and Wendy Ghio came out of nowhere in their Stars and Stripes Sports/ Yokohama car' to pick up the second when Panagio-topoulos had a bout with the evil eye and went by the wayside. Stacy Fay and partner Renee Tedesco kept the family honor alive by bringing their JT Ind./ Engine Machine Service Bug home for the third. In the main it was Harding and Ghio from the drop of the green ti! the checkered fell and all Hen-drickson and Hitchcock and Panagiotopoulos and Coatney could do was play follow the leader. There were only two in the Challenger Class and they took turns winning with Antonio Cor-tez taking the first heat and the team ofJ ohn and Robert Kleber in their ATE/ Yokohama sponsored car the second heat and liking it so much they came from behind to take the main event. Flying out of the back section, Jimmy Nichols kept the Raceco up front placing third in both Class 10 heats and a strong second in the main. Carlos Zuniga got the hole shot in the first 1-2-1600 heat, and he went on to win it, and he also placed third in the big entry main event. In the second heat it was wire to wire for Harding and Ghio with Hendrickson and Hitchcock con-tent to play follow the leader and take the second. Third was up for grabs with Jeff and Roxanne Ran-dall in the Hot Lick Racing Baja Bug third for one lap before Stacy The Sidehacks fielded six teams and as usual came through with a super sho~. In the first heat Ron and Larry Brankow on their Klotz/ Vis ion Street Wear / BC Con-struction Yamaha got the hole shot followed by Damon Duckett and Ron Ferguson and Kenny and Randy McIntyre. The team of Pete and Scott Whitney and their O'Neal/Kal Gard/ Arai Honda were in fourth and on the move. By the second lap they had moved to second and two laps later were out in front going away. Duckett brought home the secoqd and the Brankovs rounded out the top three. In the second heat Duckett and Ferguson came out smokin' and it looked like they were going to hold off the Whitneys and they almost did as it was a last lap pass that gave the Whitneys the win. Third place was like an instant replay of first with the Brankovs waiting ntil the last lap to pass the d ntyres for third place. The Main Event was a duel between the Mclntyres and the Whitneys at the beginning but before three laps were down the Whitneys had control of the race and the lead. The Mclntyres held on to second for three laps before Duckett and Ferguson got by and claimed the spot. The Mclntyres tried to come back but time ran out and they settled for the third. The Odysseys were again well represented with twenty-one cars making the field and one major traffic jam at the start. The posi-tions on the start was critical with such a large field since it was the combined score from both heats that determined the starting posi-tion for the Main. In the first heat it was Frank Chavez, in his Cal Bumper / Meis Leasing/Trip le_ E Enterprises car, that got to the first turn the quickest with Bill Goshen, in his Quality First Con-struction/Klemm Research/ -Briggsbuilt, in second and third was a scramble. With three laps down, so was Cha_vez with Goshen taking over and John Shultz, in his Triple E/ California Gold/ Lakeside Equipment Ren-tals car, moving into second and Mike Lavelle, in his Cal Bumper/ Precision Boring car, in third but not for long. Don Archibald, in his HPS Lube/ Locktite/ Perma-tex/Leckich car, was ripping through traffic coming from ninth to move into second on the fifth lap. At the end it was Goshen, Archibald and Shultz in the top three. =====~---c-c==========---------~ Heat two had a different cast o{ characters with John Gersjes lead-ing off the start, in his A&G Trac-tor / Leckich/Mid Cities Honda, with Jim Cook, in the Bill's Pipes/ Briggsbuilt 350cc Honda, second and Bill Goshen third. Goshen fell by the wayside on lap two leaving ' ' . ',' .... ' ' ·. ff -.· ,·.·•,· ~,~iJtt{,. Jim Sandefer flies past the timing tower in his 'Funco, and he ran hard all day in Class 10 and finished a good third in the main event. Dusty Times ~ the door open for Rory Holladay, in his HRD/Briggsbuilt/Power Bloc/Mikuni Honda, to move into third. One lap later he had parlayed the third into the lead and that was all she wrote. Cook hung on for second with Chavez redeeming himself for the first heat, picking up the third. Stacy Fay lands nose first near the finish line, and she kept her bug together to take third place in the first heat of Class 5-1600. In the Main it was Cook out first but it was short lived as a very hungry Chavez got by on the first lap to take over the top spot and he dared anyone to try and take it away from him. Cook held onto September 1988 second for three laps before Russ East, in his BV Performance Kings/ Kustom Paint, got by and dropped Cook to the third. East almost thought he had it all but on the white flag lap he went out with problems and Cook was right back in it with Ron Pierce, in his Klemm Research/HRD/Trick Hanoa, pulling up to third. With one lap to go the placements stood. As usual the four wheelers had a large contingent on hand and again starting position was criti-cal. In the first heat Chris Couto, on his Scorcher Racing/ HPS/ ITP quad, got the hole shot but it didn't last very long as Derek Hamilton, on his Klemm Re-search/ Graydon/TG/Shoei/ AXO/ PEP, wanted out of traffic and took over the lead. On the white flag lap Sean Finley was finally able to find passing room and moved into second. Sean is sponsored by Klemm Research/ Maxima and Trick. The second heat had Gary Den-ton going wire to wire with Hamil-ton again up ne;ir the front in second and Mark Ehrhardt, on his O'Neal/Scott USA/TO Racing/ T orco quad, rounding out the field with the third. The Main saw Denton get the hole shot but Hamilton had played the brides-maid role too long and took over the lead on the second lap and started putting some distance between hmself and the rest of the field. Denton held on to second and Finley moved up from sixth to capture the show money. Page 47

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The Gran Carrera De Tccatc was in San Felipe! Craig Deardorff, Gary Haugly and Charlie Duvel had the overall lead for a time, but they finished second overall at the flag and also won the Class 1-2-1600 Pro class. It has happened before, and it is always amazing to see the resilient off road racers switch plans and follow an event that is relocated just days before race day. Origi, nally, the middle event in the Tri, ple Crown of Baja was to start in Tecate, a Mexican border town close to San Diego, CA. The course ran through the pine forest and promised to be a cool run, even in late July. But, storms hit the area a couple weeks before the race, and lightning caused some fires in the forest. Mexican authorities requested that the race either be postponed or moved to another site. Promoter Lou Per, alta opted to keep the date and move the race to his more familiar ground around San Felipe, further away by a bunch for the stateside racers. Since the daytime temperatures in San Felipe in mid,summer are always three figures, the race for, mat changed as well. The event for four wheeled vehicles started at midnight on the Friday night, and the motorcycles and ATVs started on a dear course at dawn on Saturday. Instead of a pair of long loops, the July race was made easier logistically by being four laps of about 58 miles the lap. And, 100-of the original 148 entries took the green flag in San Felipe, adapting quickly to such major changes. It is rare in com, bined races for the car classes to start before the bikes. At this event it was done to save the bik, ers the expense of fitting lights. The start/ finish was again at the San Felipe Raceway, and ten car classes were on the line for the middle of the night start. All the Pro classes started first, followed by the Sportsman. The order was Class 1,2, 1,2,1600,5,4, 7,8, 14, 5, 1600, 7S, 3, 6, 7 4x4, Chal, lenger and 11. Only a pair ran in Pro Class 1, 2. Guadalupe, Manuel and Jose San, tos Perez led off the line in their single seat Hi Jumper, followed by the Class 2 of Gordon Cline and Jerry Davis. The victory went to the Perez family of San Felipe, even though they only covered BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the·c. V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C. V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. joints. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C. V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV C.V.s are threaded 3/ 8-24. All axles and bells for Type II can be threaded 3/ 8-24 or stock 8 mm threads. pitch threads. 10 mm • 1. 5 is slightly larger and is the size the Porsche factory uses on their cars. 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 48 two laps. Cline/Davis completed just one lap. Danny McClain was the only entry in Sportsman Class 1,2 so he cruised to that victory. There were four starters in Pro Class 1,2,1600, and this was a good race rpost of the distance._At the first check, about 2 7 miles from the start, the Chenowth of Craig Deardorff, Gary Haugly and Charlie Duvel was not only the first 1600 to arrive, but the first car of any kind to reach the check. Just a minute back came John Grimes and Marco Lopez, fol, lowed closely by John Valadez and Hector Garcia. After one lap the Deardorff entry appeared to be leading overall, with an elapsed time lead of about two minutes on the leading truck. As the race progressed, the leading 1600 surrendered the overall lead, but the team of Craig Deardorff, Gary Haugly and Charlie Duvel kept the Chenow_th moving to take the 1, 2, 1600 vie, tory. They had been pressured by Chris Armstrong, running solo in his Mirage, but he had distributor trouble and ran out of gas late in the race and finished second. Third went to John Grimes/ Marco Lopez, while the Valadez entry failed to finish the race. Five cars started in Sportsman 1,2, 1600, and they also had a good dice for a time. But, by the end of one lap, the Hi Jumper of Ray and Doug Wright had nearly a 40 minute lead over the second running Raul Sanchez Diaz, Vic, tor Rodriguez and Ceasar Dorantes Raceco. Then Rodri, guez took the helm of the Raceco on lap 2 and closed the gap to a mere minute midway in the race. The Wrights turned up the wick on the next lap, and they finished the required three rounds the winners by about 13 minutes. Diaz/ Rodrigu~z/Dorantes were second, a good 35 minutes ahead of Rafael Echegollen and Mario Reynoso. Neither of the other two starters made more than one lap. A trio started in Sportsman Class 10 and they all finished their three laps. Bob and Todd Fetters and Glen Thompson had things going their way, as they took the early lead in the two seat Jimco, and kept the lead all the way to victory. Mike McDowell and Paul Day kept the pace in their Fuoco until mechanical trouble slowed them, but they took second place, about 30 minutes down. Bob and Ken Reamer and Rock Bartee were third in a Chenowth. The four car class up next included Pro Classes 3, 6 and 7 4x4, and none of them finished four laps. Going the fastest the farthest was the IH Scout of Edward Everett Jr., Willie Valdez and Javier Quintero. They fin, ished three laps plus the first check before the engine blew, and they won the class. Lance Martin, Norman Hamilton and Sybren Sybrandy were in the lead after three laps, by about 15 minutes, but their Chevy S, 10 did not September 1988 It was nostalgia time in Class 3, 6, 7 4x4, as the IH Scout driven by Edward Everett Jr., Willie Valdez and Javier Quintero got through the most checks for the win. reach the first check on lap 4, ~o they were second. The early class leader, the GMC S, 15 of Mike Horner, Brett W ade and John Devito, came in third with two laps done. Jorge Souto and Arthur Gonzales did not finish a lap in their Nissan. The Sportsman 3, 6 and 7 4x4 race was .a survival exercise. Fidencio Salas and Arturo Garcia got through one full lap and reached the next check before the · Mustang gave out. But, it was enough for them to win the class. Marcus and Dan Muller and Jen, nifer Glanis were in the lead after one lap, but their Ford Ranger expired before reaching another check, so they were second. The Toyota of Jorge Justo Sierra, Vic, tor Precidio and Bernardo llamos only got to the first check, third in a three rig class. There were five on the line in Pro 4, 7, 8 and 14 class. Wayne Lee and Marc Cartwright sur, prised a lot of folks by not only winning this class, but they won overall in their Class 7 Chevy S, 10. W e think this might be the first overall victory in the desert for a mini pickup. They won overall by a nifty margin of nine minutes over the class winning 1600. Second in the truck class was the Nissan driven by Ken W alter, Jim Harrison and Paul Shaver, Ji¼-< over an hour off the winning time. Having a grand time while finish, ing third were Beny and Mary Canela and Mike Simmons. He fought for the lead in the early going, but the Class 8 Chevy of Pedro Campbell collapsed after three laps, and Bob Ewing's truck only covered a lap. Diego Beltran drove the only entry in Sportsman 4, 7, 8 and 14. He only completed one lap to earn his trophy. In was another quartet in Pro Class 5, and again, none of them managed to go four laps. Doing the· best were Carlos Vela and Alex Melero, who led for three laps and through Check 1 on lap 4. Third went to Rodolfo Cortez and Agusto Salasar who finished one lap a bit slower than second placing Glen Wade. Leading to the first check, Lazaro Cardenas and Carlos Medina blew the trans shortly thereafter. There was quite a battle among the six starters in Sportsman Class S. Alonso Acosta, Tino Santana and Francisco Santiago led the entire distance, but never by much time, to win the class. Less than five minutes back after four laps was the Bug of Jorge Zapata in second. Jim Rotundo and Charles Minier started strong, but fell back over an hour and to third at the finish line. Donald and Dave Simpson finished fourth, com, Chris Armstrong and Jim Loggins stayed close in the Pro Class 1-2-1600 battle, but ran out of gas late in the race, and they finished second. None of the Pro Class 5 cars finished four laps, but the Bug of Carlos Vela and Alex Melero won top honors by more than two laps in the high attrition class. Dusty Times

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Marcus and Dan Muller and Jennifer Glanis led the first lap in Sportsman 3, 6, and 7 4x4 action, but the Ford Ranger retired shortly thereafter. Lance Martin, Norman Hamilton and Sybren Sybrandy led three laps, but that was it for the Chevy S-10 and they were second in Pro 3, 6 and 7 4x4. Ruben Garcia had big troubles midway through the second lap, but so did others, and Garcia took third place in the Pro Challenger competition. pleting three laps as did Al Woerner, who was fifth. Pro Class 5-1600 honors went to Ernesto and Adolfo Arambula, who walked away from the other three starters right out of the chute. They won the class by a good 52 minutes and covered the four laps so swiftly that they were fifth overall four wheel vehicle -pretty dandy for a 5-1600. Keep-ing the winners honest in the early going was the team of Guillermo and Javier Quintero, and, although they faded in the stretch run, they hung on to take second. In third, covering all four laps, it was Guillermo, Guadalupe and Sergio Valenzuela. R .C . Jones zoomed through the first two checks, but failed to finish a lap. There was quite a battle in Sportsman Class 5, but Alonso Acosta, Tino Santana and Francisco Santiago led the entire distance to take the victory by just five minutes. Herman Castaneda and Carlos de la Torre were all alone in Sportsman Class 5-1600. Al-though they only passed through two checks on the first lap, they got the first place trophy. There were five entries in Pro Class 7S, but the only truck that took the green flag was driven by Fred Espinosa and Ivan Clark. They covered three laps before retiring with the class victory. Five started in Pro Challenger action, and they had some good racing. However, one team that might have won, Kevin Plein and Willis Vandergraft, neglected to pass Check 1 on their second lap, scoring fast time to Check 2. The bogus time popped up on the scoring computer, and eventually the team was disqualified for missing a check. This put the team of Daniel Mora, Erik Fisher and Juan Gonzalez into the class vic-tory with three laps completed. Second went to John Harvey and Steve Zywxzak, who also covered three laps. In third was Ruben Garcia, with one lap and through Check 2 on lap 2, followed by Alfredo Arabur and Ramon Cas-tro, the same Castro who races Class 11 in the desert series. They got in just one lap. The final four wheel class held six entries in Sportsman Class 11, and they all came from Ensenada. Most of this entry are drivers who run the desert series, but have more fun, especially with their side bets, racing in Sportsman After some close racing, Daniel Mora, Erik Fisher and Juan Gonzalez took the victory in Pro Challenger Class, as-they covered three laps in the night the fastest in class. The Class 11 Sportsman Class boasts some real pros, and Hector and Armando Sarabia drove their checkered tendered Beetle to a strong 2nd place. Dusty Times Class in the Triple Crown of Baja series. Victor and Angel Barajas won handily after doing the required three laps in less than eight hours. At the checkered flag they were 23 minutes ahead of second placing Hector and Armando Sarabia, who actually had to push their Beetle across the finish line. Third was the team of Luis Angeles, Paul Gonzales and Jesus Hernandez, who also com-pleted three laps. Managing just one slow lap, Enrique and Albert Avalos took fourth place. The motorcycles took off at first light, and it took 35 minutes for the first bike to reach Check l. Chuck Dempsey and Dan Worley took their Husqvarna to the lead from the start to here, but by Check 2 the eventual winners, Kenny Parry and Paul Krause had their Kawasaki firmly in the lead. Parry /Krause finished the first lap with almost two minutes lead on Tim Morton/Tod McKay, and just another 48 seconds behind was the Yamaha of Rick Salter/ Earl Roberts/Don Connelly. Parry /Krause held the lead through two laps, but Morton/ McKay stayed very close, as did Salter / Roberts/ Connelly. After three laps Parry and Krause had over six minutes lead. Tim Mor-ton had tried to catch them in the dust near the end of the lap, and did a high flying act crashing his bike. Not much changed on the last lap, as Kenny Parry and Paul Krause won overall and Open Pro Class aboard the 500cc Kawasaki. They won by eight minutes over the Salter /Roberts/Connelly Yamaha. Morton and McKay were only two minutes back in third overall. In Sportsman Open bikes, Ser-gio Vega and Juan Ortiz not only won their class and Overall Sportsman honors, but they also took absolute fourth overall aboard a Honda. Right behind them for three laps was the Honda of Matias Arjona and Vito and Oscar Hale, but they lost time on the last lap and finished second by 21 minutes. Third went to Gus-tavo Cardenas and Javier Saleado, September 1988 Bob and Todd Fetters and Glen Thompson took the early lea<J'in Spoctsman Class 10 in the two seat Jimco, and they stayed out front all ihe way for the win. followed by Bruce Bell and Eric four laps. Second went to Bruce Hjalmarson on a Honda and Hoover and Tony Sanchez on a Terry Gagon and Steve Manning. Honda 3 wheeler, who did three In the Sportsman Ltd. motor-laps, as did Skip Weichelt and cycle run, Tim Clark and Boyd Hank Martens on a Honda Four Jantzi were in line for the overall Trax. Sportsman victory, but their The Sportsman Open A TV 125cc Kawasaki shredded a tire, scoring also had to be reviewed, and they finished three laps for but when it was figured out, the first in class. Second went to win went to Jose Luis Iriarte and David Jones and Donald Smo- Francisco Iniguez, who completed linski on a Kawasaki, followed by three laps on a Honda Four Trax. Tom Wimberly aboard a Suzuki. Fifteen minutes back, with three After a review of the scoring laps done, were Angel Garcia, tapes, the Pro Open A TV honors Ignacio Iniquez and Jorge Fuentes went to Gregory Bringle and on a Honda Four Trax. David David Campbell aboard a Yamaha Thorton was third, and Oscar Banshee, and they were seventh Arrisa and Jose Carlos Gonzales overall, the only entry to cover were fourth. FOR SALE ·CLASS s· RACE TRUCK Winner 1987 Baja 1000 built by Precision Preparation, Inc. * Race-ready * Could be ultimate pre-runner * Complete spare part inventory $25,000 - without race engine $30,000 - complete CALL: Dave Westhem for more inform-ation at (213) 556-5499 Page 49 • ..

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.. .. Team BFGoodrich member Milan· Mazanec sails over a steep jump, and he stayed close in the truck event and finished a very close second. Steve Norris, from Michigan, won his heat race and was leading the main event on the first lap, then tangled with Reynald Vaillancourt and flipped out of contention. Picking his way -through the shattered hay bales winner Denis Boisclair Jed the pack on the first lap and led all the way to the checkered flag. THE MOLSON CANADIAN SUPERCROSS 'The BFGoodrich Off Road By Rob McRae Walking onto the violently hilly Toronto Supercross track this year, I noticed that there wasn't a decent size cloud in the sky, boding well for the nine year old event that has always been plagued with rain and drizzle. Challenge Supercross is primarily a moto-cross event, but six years ago BFGoodrich and the high flying off road race cars got involved. Now the event is a show where everything including big trucks come to race. In 1985 the off road Photos: Bert Coates/ Gerry Donelle Class 3 and 4 trucks were invited. To date, this event sanctioned by the Ontario Association of Off Road Racers is the only stadium event in the world to feature the heavy metal trucks. Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, • • T • ~ • • -.-~~•• • .~ • 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 Page 50 New Address: 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 September 1988 Ontario, is the site of the event. It is perfect for racing because of its large playing field, one of the larg-est in baseball. A superb track layout is always used, but last year the track was criticized by the rac-ers as being a bit too easy. For 1988, the promoters over-compensated by building a wild course that sent both the cars and bikes sky high. The added ele-ment of survival added to the show, but it.made the track trea-cherous for the bikes, trucks and cars. A record crowd of over 45,000 enthusiastic fans showed up for the race, and they were treated to some great action. As usual the off road entries came mostly from east of the Mississippi River, as the Toronto Supercross has become a major event for the midwest and east coast racers. When the exciting motocrossers rode in from their qualifiers, three qualifying heats of ten buggies each were at the line, ready and raring to go for three heart-stopping sprints! In the first heat race, slopping around on the heavily watered track, the lightweight buggies fought to catch Michigan's Steve Norris. Steve took the win, fol-lowed by Ontario Champion Joel Croft, Montreal's Richard Dage-nais, in his radical "Richard" buggy and BFG team driver Bill Lefeuve. New York State's Ed Righter drove his Chenowth up to the finish line, rounding out the top five. 1n the second heat there was another interesting mix of drivers from Quebec, Ontario and the United States. Denis Boisclair took the win, followed by New York's Dave Hunter, Norman Vaillancourt and Tim Lemons, from Michigan. Mint 400 winner Jimmie Crowder, from Tallahassee, Flor-ida, was in the third heat arid his long tow was worth it, as he took the checkered flag first. Frank Bassen was second, Dean Fisher, third, and Reynald Vaillancourt, in his powerful machine from Laval, Quebec, took fourth. The top three finishers in each heat went to the final, and most of the others went to the Last Chance Qualifier. Prior to the main event races, and to the delight of the Super-cross crowd, the clear Canadian night was filled with the sounds of four monster trucks. The action tonight would not be the usual car crush, monster drag, etc., but would be actual monster wheel to The main event winner Denis Boisclair lead Steve Norris and Normand Vaillancourt over the scattered haybales in the twister section early in the hectic action in Toronto. Barry "Bear" Wannamaker, from Bancroft, Ontario, survived a tough fight in the truck race, and the rough course for the big trucks, to take his Class 4 rig to the victory . Dusty Times

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--'«-~ .,_,i .. _ ··, ,.. -... --.;-. .w ~ ~ - - - * -<,tA..:•~ .. : h . Wheel to wheel action was everywhere when Class 10 cars were racing, and here heat winner Jimmie Crowder tries to make an inside pass. Brian Case drove the only Class 7 that stayed with the big frucks, but his Toyota broke an axle and that put him completely out of action. monster wheel racing. The circuit would take them over a car crush, the Castrol XLR long jump and over most of the off road course. The first of the two heats was between Excaliber and Little Bear Foot. They really went racing, "finding the groove" over the cars and bouncing over the jumps. Toronto champ in 1987, Excal-iber took the win. The second heat was between Play'n for Keeps and Holman's Beast. This time Play'n for Keeps crossed the line first. Now it was time for the final. Would ten ton Excaliber hold onto its King Truck crown? Or would the lightweight, 9700 pounds, 1987 Chevrolet Play'n for Keeps take the win? Excaliber took it again, munching the cars, charging the straights and ripping through the dirt obstacles. The monster truck races were a real crowd pleaser and a great way to compare the trucks. It was much more than a haff time display. Last Chance Qualifiers are always wild races, and this one was no exception. With only the top two finishers moving to the final, there is no holding back, third isn't good enough. Tim Lemons and Reynald Vaillan-court made it to the feature, The rest either pushed their equip-ment too far, or decided to explore the motocross track. It would be a long drive home for those who didn't make the cut. But, ·that's racing. Twelve thundering trucks rolled up to the line for the Class 3, 4, 7 combined race, which was only four laps long. BFGoodrich team members Milan Mazanec and Barry "Bear" Wannamaker exploded off in the lead towards the rough buggy track. The big machines fought hard, not only with each other but just to stay on the course. They lumbered over the steep jumps and turned the corners into hay bale mayhem zones. At one point Mazanec almost buried his truck in the hay. The powerful Class 4s took the lead, and, although the Class 3s were more nimble in the corners, they got left in the dust. The Class 7s, with an all Ca-nadian entry, were in the same boat, with the exception of Brian Case. Driving a former Ivan Stew-art Toyota racer, Brian, at one point, fought fiercely for the lead. But, he fought too hard, leaping off every bump, and a broken axle put him out of the action. The Canadian Class 7 true.ks need Jesse Birgy's 'Play'n for Keeps' leads Bob Holman's 'Beast' over the car crush during the Monster Truck second heat. Birgy's Rig took second place in the main event. Reigning champion Richard Dagenais flew his radical 'Richard Buggy' high in practice, and despite a terrific charge, he finished second in the finale. Dusty Times some serious performance enhancement in the way of power. Wannamaker and Mazanec flew the finish jump first, giving Team BFGoodrich the one-two finish. A large French Canadian con-tingent always competes at the Toronto Supercross, as well as in other events held in Ontario. The racing is a long way from home, but the Quebecers have excellent cars, and they do well in the stand-ings. There were four French Canadian drivers in the BFGood-rich Off Road Car Challenge main event, up against some strong competition from the American and Ontario drivers. The eleven best cars in the field roared off at the start, going over the first jumps in a pack, almost like a wave, with only a few vehi-cles leaping in an odd direction. When they landed, however, cars went everywhere! After the race, the question was "Where's the track?" It took until after the BFGood-rich "Twister" section of the cir-cuit, about half way around, for anyone to really break into a lead. Steve Norris, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, was up front, along with Richard Dagenais. The rough Twister section put Steve Norris upside down, and before he could get back on his wheels, everyone had gone past him. It · was too bad for a driver who had a good shot at the win. The reigning champion Richard Dagenais was chasing after Denis Boisclair, a racer new to being in first place at a stadium event. At the end of the ten lap race, Bois-clair still held the lead, a~d he took the victory! Dagenais flew in for second, followed by Norman Vaillancourt. The French Canad-. ian contingent had swept the top three positions! Tim Lemons, from Warren, Michigan, took fourth, then came Jimmie Crowder, followed by the only Team BFGoodrich finisher, Joel Croft. Croft drove a good race, but he was limited by his Class 1-1600 chassis. Steve Norris came in after Dean Fisher, in eighth position. What a race! As the last of the echoes, dust and smoke drifted off into the city night, and as the weary competi-tors packed up their tools, we knew it was really over. The track was being removed, the colorful signs put away, and the stadium shut down. For 1988, Toronto's glimpse into the exciting worlds of motocross and off road racing was gone. It would not return for a year, when the first dump truck would venture out onto the Blue Jay's Astroturf. Thanks to BFGoodrich! See you next year. September 14'88 morc ••• TRAIL NOTES OFF ROAD RACING lost yet another staunch supporter of the sport last month. Bill Heinrich, owner of Fairway Chevrolet in Las Vegas, NV, died unexpectedly after a long bout with kidney disease. Racers are probably more familiar with Bill's son Greg, an active off road racer, but the Fairway support · vehicles have been pitting events for many years. We extend our sincere sympathy to Greg and the entire Heinrich family for their sudden loss. THE TOYOTA TRUE GRIT A WARD leaders are holding fast to their points after the HDRA Fireworks 250. Bob Gordon, Larry Ragland and Steve McEachern continue to lead their categories. The award standings measure performance by cumulative average speed of all the finishers in the desert series events. With six races on the books for 1988, and 1875 competitive miles done, Bob Gordon leads the pack overall with an average speed for the six races of 4 3.3 7 mph. Steve McEachern leads the Heavy Metal category with an average speed of 39.99 mph. Larry Ragland is the Mini Metal leader with an average speed of 37.31 mph. At the end of the year Toyota splits a $10,000 prize fund between the three winners of Overall, Heavy Metal and Mini Metal categories, based on their best six performances in eight races. The Toyota Milestone Awards go to drivers who anish every racing mile. After six events, only 52 drivers remain eligible for the Milestone trophies. THE LA VICTORIA FOODS race cars are a familia~ sight, especially in line on contingency row, where each car serves as a mobile snack counter. These neat folks have samples available of the sauces and chips for anyone to taste, and often hand out bottles of the salsa, and it is good stuff. Jim Van Cleve and Phil Guckes, who drives the team's 1-2-1600 Raceco, say the reason they make the effort to give samples of La Victoria goodies out on contingency row is to give something. back to the racers, who don't get too much of that sort of thing these days. Look for this team in Vegas on September 9 . You can't miss the La Victoria gaily painted race cars, and try a sample of the chip and dip. THE KELSO DEPOT needs your help! There is a Kelso Depot Fund building to save this old desert railroad station in the East Mojave Desert from destruction. The depot was built by Union Pacific in 1925 in the pseudo Spanish style popular then, and a number of these depots were built along the line.Today only the one in Kelso and a 'sister' building in Caliente, NV, now a city hall, have been saved from demolition. The people behind the Kelso Depot Fund, Inc. want to insure the survival of the building and the grounds, and they have positive response from the Union Pacific Railroad. Most of the work is done by volunteers, but costs for insurance, pruning the Chinese elm trees, and maintaining the water pipes continue to mount. Send your contribution, even$ lOwill help, to the Kelso Depot Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Kelso, CA 92351. RIVERSIDE FLASH' The results from Riverside's final race, the off road race last month, showed some veterans and some new boys taking top honors. The full story will be in the October issue, but who wants to wait a month for results. On Saturday Robby Gordon won the first Stadium Class 10 heat, and Bob Gordon won the second heat, keeping it all in the family for sure. The third race was a mismash of five classes. Greg George won the UltraStock honors and overall. Doug Fortin Jr. won desert 1-2-1600, Pete Sohren won Class 5, Mike l..esle won Class 5-1600 and Mark DeNunzio won Class 11. The Saturday finale combined Stadium Class 1 and 1-2-1600 in a single race. Frank Arciero Jr. won overall and Class 1, while Rick Boyer got the victory in Class 1-2-1600. Desert Classes 7, 7S and 7 4x4 opened the Sunday program. Larry Ragland won overall and Class 7, Scott Douglas won 7S and was second overall, and Mike Lesle won 7 4x4 and was fourth overall. The Challenger Class was so big they had their own race! Dwaine Walters won over the big field. Desert Classes 1, 2 and 10 ran together, and Robby Gordon took that one overall and in Class 2. Jim Stiles nailed the Class 1 honors and Class 10 went to Craig Watkins. Ivan Stewart won the Stadium Mini Metal Challenge, and Mitch Mustard survived to win the Stadium Class 10 main event. There were five classes in the Heavy Metal Challenge, and Rob Gordon won again, overall and in Class 8. Rod Hall was second overall, the Class 4 winner. Jerry Daugherty won Class 14, Don Adams took Class 3, and Larry Schwacofer got the Class 6 win. THE 19TH ANNUAL SNORE 250 is shaping up to be a real dandy. SNORE's premier event is the longest continuous running off road desert race in the USA. The 1988 edition, presented by Van Kirk Racing and Desert Racing Parts, happens on September 23, 24 and 25. Despite rumors to the. contrary, pre-running will begin one week before the race, with the start/ finish line at the airport at Jean, Nevada. The race will be four laps of a route about 60 miles long. Registration and Tech will be on Friday at Jean, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and the awards presentation will be at the Showboat Hotel on Sunday lllPrning. This is always a fun race, and this year, along with SNORE's generous payback on the $350 entry fee, $135 for Challenger cars, there is extra money in the purse. There is a $1000 cash bonus to first overall, and an extra bonus of $500 in cash or gift certificates to each class winner in a class with five or more cars. Get alhhe information and course map from SNORE, P.O. Box 4394, Las Vegas, NV 89106 or call the Hot Line, (702) 452-4522. THE 4TH ANNUAL SCORE BAJA ENDURANCE SAFARI is coming soon in conjunction with the Score Baja 1000 race November 11-13 staged out of Ensenada, Baja California. The Safari is a loosely knit time-speed-distance rally competition over parts of the course used by the racers. Pre-determined average speeds serve as the basis for checkpoint times, and contestants are penalized for being either early or late at each checkpoint. The Safari is specifically designed to provide amateur off roaders the opportunity to run their own cars and trucks in Baja, but a certain amount of safety equipment is required. There are two classes in the Safari competition, stock and modified. Stock is defined by Score International as stock production vehicles built in quantities of 5000 or more. Dealer options, dual shocks and any bolt-on items are legal and all window and body parts must be retained. Modified class vehicles are everything else. The Endurance Safari course will run through approximately 275 miles of Baja's best. The Safari competitors will leave after all the Baja 1000 race classes have departed, to avoid as much as possible tangles on shared parts of the course. Safari competitors are warned that there will be some breakdowns in the professional classes, causing some inadvertent racing with pros who are hot to catch up. Get all the info from Score International, 31356 Via Colinas, #111, Westlake Village, CA 91362 or call (818) 889-9216. (more TRAIL NOTES on page 59) Page 51 -,.

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·the -Losers By Judy Smith The entire Southern California racing community came up Los-ers this last month with the clos-ing of Riverside International Raceway. SCORE's third annual last ever event was really the last ever event, finally, and it'll be some time before we learn what will replace it. In the process of participating in the historic happening, many a driver found himself joining the ranks of the Losers, and some started earlier than others. Mike Withers, while practicing in his Stadium Class 10 car, broke a front shock and spit off his coil springs into the mud. His crew tried to spot the springs from the wall, with no luck, and one member even sneaked down into the infield, to look for them, also with no luck. So they hurriedly phoned for a couple of replace-ments. Meanwhile, late in the day, SCORE's Charlie LaVelle found one of the coils and brought it to the Withers pit. They got the car together, did another practice, and were pleased with the way the car was working. Then, in the Saturday "heat race", which is really nothing more than an exhibition race, Mike broke the other shock, and spit off that pair of coil springs. This set landed in Albert Arci-ero's lap, rolled down onto the floor of his car and got tangled up with his throttle and clutch pedals. Albert was a good guy and didn't toss 'em out, and he de-livered them to the Withers pit after the race. Now the crew worked to get the car all together again, and on Sun-day, when they had their final few laps of practice, Mike endoed the car and tore off the left rear corner, and they had run out of time for making repairs. So he didn't get to race the Stadium 10 race. Don Rountree was scheduled to drive Billy Bunch's S-10 in the desert mini truck race, but he burnt a piston on Friday, in prac-tice. So Don just took the green flag and did a token lap, and then pulled out of the ·race. Then he hopped into his Challenger car, which was all set to go in the next race on the program. He got off to a good start in that event, moved into second place, bounced off another car a couple of times, and broke a balljoint, and that was the end of his day. In that same race, Larry Joe Dimmett was sidelined after four laps, when he found himself with two flat rear tires at the same time. Also in the Challenge race, Mike Ward had a collapsed rear sus-pension, and finished only four laps. Riverside was tough for the Challengers, who had one of the best turnouts. Danny Ashcraft and his passenger, Carol Primen-tell, went for a hard ride when the car endoed on the double jump on the first lap and landed nose down. Both ended up in the hos-pital. Danny had possible neck and back injuries, and one broken _vertebra, but was released, while Carol, with a fractured ankle, was admitted for treatment. We wish them a speedy recovery. George Seeley, racing Riverside for the first ( and last) time, in his Class 5 desert car, got out of the rut in the second hairpin and laid the car over on its side. They were righted fairly quickly, but some-thing in the front end had jammed, and it wouldn't steer, so George didn't get to finish his last lap. Phil Carter Jr., managed to fin-ish the Stadium Class 10 race, even though he had a flat front tire, but then, just after he got the checkered flag, another car, fin-ishing with him, ran into the side of his car and shoved him into the Turn Six wall. Phil's car was lifted up and smashed into the concrete wall, and then it settled down with its rear tire on the other car's roof. Phil climbed out of his car and collapsed on. the embankment, where he was given prompt first aid. He, too, went off to the hospi-tal, was diagnosed as having a pos-sible head injury and left wrist pain, and was released. Phil's weekend had started out with an endo on the double jump in prac-tice, which had torn off a front corner of his car. He had made all the necessary repairs, and got his finish, but what a costly weekend for him! Jack Flannery, who charged to the fore and led the Heavy Metal Challenge for a lap, flattened his left front tire and had to go get another. He came back out, ran a lap or two more, and his steering shaft broke in half. Frank Vessels, who had looked like a good bet to win the Heavy Metal Challenge, got as far around as the ridge on his first lap, when something snapped in the steer-ing. He slid down off the embankment and parked in the infield, to watch the rest of the race. Robby MacCachren ran five laps in Mike Smig's 1600 desert car, in second place, and then it quit. He hopped out to look, and discovered that the little brass fit-ting had pulled out of the fuel pump. So Robby jammed it back in and hopped back into the car. But there was no fuel in the car-buretor, and it wouldn't start, and the battery was too weak to ke~p cranking on it. By the time he got a push and was going again, he'd lost several laps, and many positions. Roger Mears had a bad week-end, and got more laps in during practice than he did in the races. When he drove Karol VanZant's big VS powered Chenowth in the Stadium Class 1 event, he broke on the first lap, losing part of the front suspension, and spent the time sitting in the infield. Then, in the Stadium mini truck race he lost his motor, while his desert truck lost the output shaft in the transmission. Larry Bitcon's new Class 5 car, which has an automatic transmis-sion, ran second for a while, with Dave Parsons driving, but then disappeared when the drive flange broke. Ronnie Carter started out in the lead in the Stadium Class 10 race, but then he broke a rear shock, and fell back a position. On the next lap he got into Turn Six too hot, spun around, caromed off both walls, and never came around again. Mike Doherty, with a brand new truck he hadn't even had time to test until Friday practice, got four laps of the Heavy Metal Cl-:al-lenge finished, and then broke an axle. Walker Evans didn't even make it through the start of the Heavy Metal Challenge. He was an innocent victim when Ken Kincaid, in a Class 14 truck in the same race, got sideways during the land rush start, rolled over and collided with Walker, taking a wheel off the Dodge. Both drivers sat out the race. Andy Diaz had his beautiful lit-tle Class 11 car at Riverside this year, but in practice he spun the splines out of his torsion center, and didn't get even to the first turn. So Andy took the car back to the shop to make repairs, which is tough in a full-bodied sedan. On race day, as the green flag dropped, Andy took off, went-a few yards, and felt the repaired torsion center gave way as the welds broke. At least he didn't bang up the pretty red paint job. And perhaps the saddest Loser of all, the last Loser at Riverside Raceway, was the Class 6 El Camino of Dale Jordan. Jordan led the class throughout the Heavy Metal event, but as he neared the end he slowed some, because the car was overheating due to mud on the radiator. He'd made it along the ridge and through Turn Six for the last time, but as he did the final little loop, he caught sight of Schwacofer, in the '57 Chevy, right behind him. A jolt of adrenalin made him a bit heavy footed, and he squirted up onto the pavement, got sideways and the car jumped up on the wall and hung there as Schwacofer motored on past to the victory. Dale later said he did it to himself. Next month we'll be back with Losers from the Pahrump to Pah-rump race - the Nevada 500. GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY Trackside Photo, Inc. Commercial Photography Peter L. Hatch (213) 609-1TT2 1507 E. 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I I I i i Classified ••• FOR SALE: Rally electrtmic odometer, Comp Tron Mach 1. LED readout, increment mileage only, $100OBO. Rally intercom, Finvox, made in Finland $ 100 OBO, both used only one season. New Dunlop rally tires, 195-14. $40 ea. OBO. Four point race FOR SALE: Class 5 convertible. Valley Performance 2240 engine, fresh Valley Performance bus transmission, Hewland gears, Bil-steins, Wright front end, power steering, 2 wheel disc brakes, secondary torsion bar set up, fuel cell, Beard seats. Prepped and ready to race. Make offer. Call Greg days (702) 641-1400 or eves before nine (702) 731-6708. 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: Rally Cars: 1980 Corolla T-C, ex-Watanabe/ Mil-ler. Rolled, $2000. Volvo 242 Special. A winner for $5000! 1986 Corolla SR5/ GTS roller, $1000. Volvo 343, the only one in US, $ 1000. Also, CLOSE OUT PRICES on seats, belts, tires, wheels, lights, pins, etc. Call Topi (818) 765-5542 6-10 p.m. DO YOU NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE? Experienced driver/ co-driver will pay 1/ 2 of entry fee just to ride along! Will pay much more if permitted to share driving. Vehicle must have finished in top five in at least one of the last five desert races ( excep-tions considered). Call John Becka days at (213) 387-3829. 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) 955-2461. FOR SALE: Class 5 Conv., Fox, Bilstein, 30 gal. fuel cell, Parker Pumper, 930 CVs, Wright power steering, everything fresh, 2332 Dyno Shop built motor. Best of everything. Gene Berg crank, wedge mated, Carillo rods, 142 true horsepower. One race on motor. $7,500 takes everything, spares included. Call (714) 626-8663. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600, very competitive. 1985 VORRA class winner. Wright front end, Beard seat, Sway-A-Way in rear, fuel cell, 105" WB and more. Turn key car. $6,500 or $3,500 w/ o engine and trans. Call Randy at (702) 329-0940 or (702) 827-9121. FOR SALE: HEWLAND DO 300 trans by Doug Fortin. Com-plete prep in April '88. 50 miles, test only, $6,500. 2 700cc Fat type IV, dual W ebers and all the good stuff. Zero miles since prep in June '88, $6,500. Call John at (213) 595-5545. FOR SALE: 1988 Sandtoys mid engine, best of everything, too much to list, 125 HP. Over $7,000 invested, used once. Ask-ing $5,500 OBO. Call Ron at (818) 963-0075. FOR SALE: Ex Pipeline Class S harnesses, $ 100. for both. Call swing axle, built trans, 1600 DP, Jeff at (818) 352-5729. Zeniths, full cage, wide front end, FOR SALE: Raceco 2 seater. etc. This car has won alot of races; 1986 VORRA Class champion. has been gone through and is._ ·Excellent condition, race ready, ready to pre-run, still trick, some 1600 Dodge Colt w/C2 head, spares. $3,100. Call Bob at (Z l3) dual Webers, Mastercraft, Neal 664-69S9. pedals, Wright steering box, FOR SALE: 1987 1-2-1600 Woodstrailingarms,Centerlines, Score/HORA points champion onboard communications, spare '86 ORE SS. All the best money parts and tires. Everything goes. can buy. Contact Steve Barlow for Priced to sell. $3,950 OBO. Call' more information. Days (805) (209) 298-4287. 298-1212 or evenings at ( 805) 524-3337. FOR SALE: 69 Baja Bug pre-runner. Street legal. 8* wider ; front, stretched 4 inches, triple shocked rear, IRS bus, 1641 engine, Beard seats, aluminum interior, 22 gal. tank, Saco rack, includes trailer. Less than 80 desert miles. $3,200 OBO. Call Ken at (805) 792-2330 or leave message. FOR SALE: 1979 Jeep Honcho, desert race prepared, street legal, 401 AMC 4 BBL, 400 THM, MSD ING; Mastercraft seats, BFG Mud Terrains, 14 shocks, too much to list. Very solid and fast. Asking $8,000. Call Eric at (715) 423-8967. WANTED: Good 2-1600, race ready. Will trade equity in 2 acres at Silver Saddle Ranch in Califor-nia City (includes Ranch mem-bership). Call for details. Herb Smith, work (818) 334-4486, eves/ weekends (714) 596-8308. WANTED: Photos and info for book "Outrageous Off-Roaders." I need names of owners of one of a kind off road vehicles utilizing auto, station wagon, Ranchero, El Camino, or other unusual bodies on 4WD chassis. Contact: Prof. Donald Wood, School of Busi-ness, San Francisco State Univer-sity, San Francisco, CA 94132. FOR SALE: Baja Class 5, street legal, full race car. Ten Fox shocks, big Sway-A-W ays, new FOR SALE: 73-87 KIO Chevy Beard seats, colorful custom FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000 Challenger 2 seater. New car, one race only. Baja 500 '88. Complete and ready to race. Getting mar-ried. Must sell. $6,500. Call Fred, days (714) 492-2348. frame, brand new from factory, paint, Wright box, spindles and FOR SALE: Class 10-1600 air $700. NP 203 transfer case arms, big fuel cell. Built bus box, cooled motor parts, alternator w/ stock turbo 350 trans (KIO) fresh 1650cc with Dellorto, with fan $70, machined case with $325. Turbo 350 trans Art Carr Cepek tires, Centerlines. $5,800. flow thru oil and case savers built, manual valve body, 2500 Call John at (916) 677-7529. $150, ported heads and end cast-FOR SALE: Raceco Challenge 11 $500 C 11 P k p S rpm sta convertor . a WANTED:Goodusedstubaxles ings $275, rocker arm assembly car, ar er umper, way-A-Dennis at (714) 620-1242. $50, full flow 01·1 11ump $30, Way, German Auto, Beard seat, ------'---------to fit bus CVs. Summers Bros. or Fat engine, Fields trans, Fox FOR SALE: Two fresh Class 10 equivalent preferred. Also need cam shaft $20, or a 1 for $500. shocks, Filler, Jamar, Yokohama. air cooled engines and 1650cc good used 46 long -50 Nomex Secondary torsion bar set with Spare parts galore. Make offer. Rabbit motor. Call Lee Leighton driving suit. Call Mark at (208) dual center adjusters $200. Call Call Tom, days (818) 767-0588 for more information at (714) 375-6159 Tuesday through Sat- Jon at (714) 528-9930 days or or evenings (818) 846-4309. 682-3816. urday. (714) 974-8515 evenings. r-----------------------------------------~--~ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMfS - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. :AH classified ads must be paid in advance. , 1· I I I I· I I I I I I I I I Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash). Pleas.e run ad _______ times. · I I I I I I I I I I Name---------------------------------Address ______________________ Phone ______ _ City _________________ _ State _____ Zip ______ _ Page 58 September 1988 Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 ... ·~~ -FOR SALE: '83 Chenowth 2 seat pre-runner. 110" WB, Bus trans w /Hew land gearset & Henry's 091 Billet differential, Wright arms, combos & rack, UMP power steering, 300 M bars, 930 CVs w/Saco cages, Summers stubs & axles, Centerlines & Y okohamas, 25 gal. tank, 2020 motor, recent rebuild. Current green sticker & pinkslip. Includes single axle sprung trailer w / elec-tronic brakes & Firestone radials. $7,950 OBO. Call Mike Men-deola at (619) 277-3100. FOR SALE: Class 8 Ford, 351 W -C6 - Rev. valve body - high stall conv. Nodular 9"' rear 4:86 SI B 35 spline axles new Aug. '88 - 22 gal. A TL cell, Pred. carb - lots of extras, complete w I tandem trailer. $6,500. <;::all Roger at (608) 249-4383. FOR SALE: FuncoClass l0short course race car. Ready to race. Alum. I beam, 1650cc VW eng., disc brakes, Dura Blue stubs, axles, torsion bars, Fuel Safe cell, Mastercraft seat. All the best parts. Trailer and many spares. Must sell. $5,000. Call Mike at (602) 992-3968. FOR SALE: 2 Winning Toyota Off Road Factory backed pick-up trucks. Both Class 1 & 2 desert unlimited. These have been driven very successfully by Ivan Stewart and Frank Arciero Jr. Available now! Includes an enor-mous inventory of spare parts. $12,000 less engine & $22,000 w/ engine. Call Cal at (714) 894-7341. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco. Complete and ready to race with trans and FAT Rabbit 1650cc used to finish 2nd in Class 1 and 3rd overall at the 1988 Parker 400 and 3rd in Desert Class 10 at the 1988 Riverside Race. Includes Summers long travel and secon-dary, Centerlines, Bilsteins, Beard Ultra, & Dura Blue. $11,500. Call Jim Greenway at (213) 686-0052. FOR SALE: 1974 Terry Trailer 24'. Self contained, needs work. $2,800 OBO. Call Robert at (818) 889-5316. FOR SALE: Enclosed trailer 28' x 7'9". Double axle, electric brakes, inside lights and plugs. (Color white) $4,000. Call (714) 633-9717. FOR SALE: Class 1, 10, or 2 1985 Raceco. 125" WB, long travel coil over front. Currently set up for Class 1 with 2666 Tyi:e IV. Will sell complete or less en{. & trans. $20,000 complett, $12,000 less eng. & trans. Car equipped with best of everythin~ Call Jim at (213) 591-5665. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Type One Fat motor. 2180cc roller crank, fresh. Days (714) 594-3858 or nites (818) 332-7656. FOR SALE: Custom Blazer 2WD pre-runner, full race cage, 4 wheel disc, 12 shocks, built 406 Chevy engine, fiberglass front-end, etc., etc. Best of everything, $45,000 invested. Will sell for $20,000. For more details call Dave West-hem at (213) 556-5499. FOR SALE: 1987 Baja 500 Chal-lenge Class winner. Mid-engine · Sandwinder single seat. Race ready with fresh motor and tranny. Lots of spare parts, including a fresh tranny and fresh motor minus exhaust. Enough spare parts for six front ends, spare shocks, 12 spare druins, 20 tires and wheels. Sway-A-Way, Parker Pumper, the best of every-thing. Reason for sale, drivers changing classes. $15,000 takes everything. Will consider trade or offers. Call Don Rountree at (714) 825-0583. HELP WANTED: Inspectors-Quality Control -QC. inspec-tors experienced in dimensional inspection of various types of assemblies are needed in our high performance suspension system mfg. facility. Knowledge of welded assemblies and metal a plus. Will use precision measur-ing instruments, read and inter-pret blueprints, and do layouts. Apply at Ranch Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. HELP WANTED: Prototype . Technician -Fabricates steel parts from verbal instructions, sketches, and blueprints, installs and removes prototype parts on vehicles. Involves MIT & TIG welding, iron work, tube bender and hydraulic press brake opera-tion, electric eye flame cutting, auto mechanics, fixture building, and sheet metal fabrication. Apply at Rancho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. HELP WANTED: Production Manager - Manages production, materials, and quality control, mfg. engineering, and manufac-turing for our suspension system mfg. facility. Responsible for metal fabrication and production assembly areas. Five yrs. exp. and Bachelors Degree in Mfg. Engi-neering or related field. Send resume to Rancho Suspension, Personnel, P.O. Box 5429, Long Beach, CA 90805. HELP WANTED: Development Engineer -Responsible for development and documentation of design and overall product specification. Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Industrial Tech-no logy and min. 3 yrs. exp. required. High performance sus-pension system mfg. company. Competitive salary, excellent benefits! Send resume to Person-nel, Rancho Suspension, P .0. Box 5429, Long Beach, CA 90805. • PIT TEAM REGISTER Glf -<HE. "BOYS ~A"DY, MA\✓! -1HfRE 's A KLVNKER A·COM1N-f , We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and· double spaced copy is acceptable. Deadline is the 10th of the month. CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117 Killarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 Meeting • 2nd Wednesday Verdugo's Mexican Restaurant Costa Mesa, CA Radlo-FM-151.775 CHECKERS Jeff Hibbarc_!, President 13237 Sierra Hwy. Canyon Country, CA 91350 (805) 252-4034 CORE _ Karen Clark, Race Director 17045 Roscoe Blvd., #11 Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 345-3833 F.A.I.R. SUPPORT TEAM P.O. Box 542 Stanton, CA 90680 Jeff Randall, President Teri Nicks, Secretary Dave Massingha"!, Race Director (714) 879-7697 (213) 943-1916 Meetings 1st & 3rd Weds. Holiday Inn - Harbor & 91 Freeway Radio-FM· 150.860 Dusty Times LOS CAMPEONES Malcolm Vinje, President 2450 Vineyard Ave., Suite 102 Escondido, CA 92025-1338 (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 Crescenta, CA 91214 (818) 248-9039 Meetings 2nd Weds. each Month • Jan Sunderland's house TIGHT 10 153 Lindell Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 283-6535 (day) (619) 447-7955~ (night) Gene Robeson, President (619) 466-8722 Tech Tips By Bill Savage, Chairman HD RA-SCORE Technical Commirtt!e The 1989-90 rule book is out, and by the time you read this, it should be in the hands of the race teams. It's late by 'the standard that we set for ourselves, but it's earlier than ever before. We hope it will help car builders to have the book this early in the season .. For changes in the buggy classes, we have the buggy class representative to thank, Mark McMillin. Also, the individual buggy class reps contributed their ideas and suggestions, many of them forwarded from the ranks. I hope everyone reads the rule book as soon as possible. If there are any questions, please_ contact me, and I'll try to answer them. The tech committee phone number is (714) 542-5309. If there are any proposals for future rule changes, please don't call. Write to me at SCORE Technical Committee, 300 No. Clara St., Santa Ana, CA 92703. You won't have to read the book too closely ~o find a couple HELP WANTED: Engineering Technicians - Exp. in produc-tion of sketches, drawings, and bills of materials. Computer usage, CAD, and automotive exp. helpful. "Hands-on" position which requires candidate to be mechanically-oriented. Two yrs. of college required (preferably in the engineering field). Stable, growing company! Apply at Ran-cho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. HELP WANTED: Principle Engineers/Group Leaders-Automotive Products -Will lead groups of associate engineers and technical personnel in the design and development of diver-sified automotive product groups, including rubber and plastics, automotive electronics, and accessories. Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field required. Competitive salary, excellent benefits! Send resume to Personnel, Rancho Suspension, P.O. Box 5429, Long.Beach, GA 90805. of errors. We inadvertently listed the maximum engine size for Class 7 as 3000cc, when the rule book should have read 2850cc. The second mistake is due to our not making something clearer in the section on Class 7 4x4. The book states that open heads are permit-ted, but it should add " ... for 4 cylinder engines." It is intended to allow open heads only for 4 cylinder engines, but stock heads are mandatory for a 6 cylinder engine. And, they must be stock the way that engine is installed in that vehicle for delivery from the manufacturer to the dealer. Before the start of the new sea-son there could be a change in Class 7 4x4 to allow a larger ring gear in the front differential for some marques. We're looking into that now. All of the manufac-turers have been contacted, and they all have 8 inch diameter ring gears available for the front dif-ferential. As it stands now, Ford Rangers, with 5½ inch gears are competing with Nissans with 8 inch gears. Consequently, the teams with less than 8 inches race in 2WD most o( the time, using 4WD only to get out of bad spots in emergencies. Everybody seems to agree that if everybody had the same cliff, they would be more competitive with each other. As soon as we get all the information from the manufacturers together, we will make a ruling and let you know. At the recent Manufacturers Advisory Council meeting in Riv-erside, a committee was formed tO' get started right away studying the 1992-93 rules, taking into con-sideration new products being planned by the car and truck FOR SALE: 5-1600 race car parts. New European 1600cc race motor, Don Strong race trans, Dura Blue stub axles, complete anodized dash w /2 VDO gauges, · 6 waterproof switches, door pan-els, 1 set of Type 4 bus CVs, front Sway-A-Way 5 leaf springs, Bil-stein steering stabilizer w /bracket, 4 inner tubes and 1 gal. of sealant, eight inch Bilsteins and 2 Bosch coils. Used Fuel Safe and 26mm torsion bars. Call Alex at (213) 4 72-094 7. Leave message. morc ••• TRAIL NOTES THE WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION had their midsummer event on July 23 at Hannigan Raceway in Washington state. In an unusual turn of events, the off road cars ran first instead of the usual motorcycle flat track and arena cross races. This event turned out to be an evening of dust throwing action. The first heat saw Scott Holt sprint to a win. The real action was between Chet McKinnon and Shawn Pritchard. They traded places with each other often. In their furious scramble to catch Scott Holt, McKinnon and Pritchard clashed a number of times in the tight north section of this modified motocross track. Finally McKinnon's car won out and Pritchard slid off the racing surface into a tree, resulting in a fractured wrist for Pritchard as well as a heavily damaged car. In the interval between the heat and the main event, Pritchard had his wrist taped and the crew worked hard to restore the car to raceable shape. In the main event Pritchard won the drag race type start into the first corner, with McKinnon catching•him in the north corner and making the pass. Bruce Lierman also slid past Pritchard. But Pritchard fought back and drove past Lierman and started to reel in McKinnon. On the last lap coming out of the south corner Pritchard caught McKinnon, but couldn't make the pass, and they slid over the finish line side by side with McKinnon a wheel length ahead. The Pro Unlimited Buggies and the Heavy Metal Trucks ran a combined race. For safety the WORR.A people started the trucks a quarter lap behind the quick buggies. The class was dominated by the Americans. First was Mike Strong in a Rabbit powered car, followed by Steve Cocking and then Craig Holt. The Heavy Metal class was brought to life by the sterling performance of Seattle's Robert Hanseling in his Toyota based racer. Second in class was Jim Olsen Jr. in a Ford Bronco, after engine failure in the heat race. Olsen managed to get the truck repaired with the help from a lot of crews, but battery failure put him out again. The Odyssey races were dominated b.y American Allen Yaros. He was followed by Darren Matwichuck, with Kenny Meyer in hot pursuit. September 1988 makers. There will be a meeting in Detroit, and at the same time we will consider a major change in Class 4 for as early as 1990. There is some urgency, but the change sought by the manufactur-ers, to lead Class 4 back to more of a stock class, couldn't be made in time to be included in this rule book. In the case of Class 3, which has absorbed the all out modified Class 14 in the new rule book, we were able to graildfather the few trucks that were..still competing in the modified class. But, we can't do that in Class 4, because if we grandfather the "funny trucks", they stand a chance of killing off the class before -their time runs out. Class 5 has been changed exten-sively, as we have noted in earlier columns. The st~k VW pan has been dropped, as has the stock VW torsion housing. A competi-tor can now run a Porsche 911 engine, if he w~es. There is a difference in how the sheet metal can be cut, and it might pay off to study that section. The new rules didn't appear to have hurt the cars running now, but they did open up the class. • . The rule book has a section on Class 34, which is the first indica-tion of how the series plans to treat Odysseys. Class 44 was dropped for lack of entries, but Class 34 ( up to 360cc) will still be going strong through 1990. Odysseys, of course, compete only in SCORE events, but the interest of competitors was such that we are willing to let them con-tinue racing with the "big boys" as long as there is strong partici-pant inter-est and as long as safety standards can be maintained. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Armstrong Rubber Co ... '. . . . . . 21 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . 20 Boulevard GMC ............. 5 Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Car Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Champion Bead Lock Co. . . . . . 35 Dura Blue .... .............. 6 FAT Performance .•......... 42 Fluid Damper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 General Tire • Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Glen Helen OHV Park . . . . . . . . 10 Gran Carrera de Campeones . . . 15 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Jeep Eagle Corp. • • . . . . . . . . . . 2 KC HiLites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 · Mazda Motors of America • . • • . . 9 Mc Kenzie Automotive . . . . . . . . 40 Mid-Valley Engineering •...... 41 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . 38 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 PCI Race Radios ••••... • . . . . . 43 Plaster City Blast • . . . . . . . . . . 37 Redline Oil . . . . • . . . . . • . . • . . 39 SAW Inc ...............•. . 23 SCORE Rule Book . . . . . . . . . . 45 Marvin Shaw Performance Prooucts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Simpson Race Products . • . . . . 12 SNORE 250 ............ . _ .. 11 Station 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Summers Brothers • . . . . . . . . . 32 Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group ...... . ............ 7 Toyota Motorsports . . . Back Cover Trackside Photo Enterprises . . . 50 Tri Mil Industries . . . • • . • . . . • 33 Valley Performance . . . . . . . . . 36 VORRA - Yerington 250 . . . . . . 13 Westhem Racing Inc. • . • . • . • • 49 Wright Place . . • . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Page 59 ...

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i I ~I 1W INONE -ARAC aNe '1emri 1byota 'Ducks racedtovictotytimeand~&feMinlaB comers for the fifth straight year in the prestigious Manufacturers Cup Challenge. Proof that ~ 'lbyota has what it takes to c.onsistently stand up to the most demanding tests of · man and machine. ______ Racing turbocharged Celicas, 1byota captured the hotly contested IMSA Camel.--"---'-----~ GTO Series Championship, finishing first in 8 of 17 races. In addition, Chris Cord powered past all competitors to run away with the IMSA GTO Drivers Championship. Experience gained from Toyotas Motorsports program is used to bring you a variety of technological advancements-cars with powerful multi-valve engines and sleek aerodynamics; trucks with Hi--Trac independent front suspension ,----------and power-packed V6 engines. On the race course, off-road and on the street, WINNING TECHNOLOGY you'll find winning technology reflected in every Toyota. YOU'LL FIND IT REFLECTED ~ ... I IN EVERY TOYOTA YOU BUY Get More From Life ... Buckle Up! © 1988 Toyota Motor Sales, USA., Inc. . ' TOYOTA QUALITY WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!