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1990 Volume 7 Number 2 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 7 • Humber I • February 1990 t1.11 ISSN 87S0-1731 Covering the world of competition in the dirt.

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TOYOTA Technology On A Fast Track Winning isn't pretty. It takes courage and guts. And years of hard work under severe conditions. .... ~ --·• With all that against you, you'd better get yourself a Toyota. Toyota trucks have won the SCORE World Champi-onship four times. They won the Baja 500 twice. They hold seven consecutive Manufacturer's Cup Challenges and five Driver's titles in the MTEG Stadium Series. Not to mention the first overall win by a truck in the 22-year history of the Mint 400. That's why Ivan Stewart drives a Toyota. And that's why after umpteen miles of hellfire, gravel, thorns and dust, we almost caught him smiling. The Ironman knows that nobody can get by on looks alone. And that's why nobody can get by The Ironman. © 1990 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. TOYOTA "I love what you dojJr me." Light bar docs not provide crash protection. Get More From Life ... Buckle Up!

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Volume 7 -Number 2 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm E.ditorial Associate Winnie Esse!! _erg Editorial Assistant Sherry Elderd Controller John Calvin Circulation Jerry Lawless Traffic John Howard Contributors Darla Crown C & C Race Photos Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Homer Eubanks Deb Freimuth Subscription Rates: February 1990 THI OfflCIAL VOICI OF CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN Off-ROAD \l.. RACING,-.,5! - -<'.> /.~'1:, ~~~ $12.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page Salute to the Desert Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SCOREIHDRA Awards Banquet .................... 18 Hodag50 ......................................... 22 Lombard RAC Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 USA Sand Drags Season Wrapup .................... 27 Oktoberfest Challenge at Varney Speedway . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The 20th Annual SNORE 250 ....................... 32 SNORE Yokohama Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 DEPARTMENTS Side Tracks by Judy Smith ................................. 4 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Trail Notes ............................................. .. 6 Competition Review Board Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Tech Tips .............................................. 31 Pit Team Register and Reports ................ ........... .. 39 Tom Grimshaw Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Rod Koch 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. Good Stuff Directory ................... . .... • • • • • • • • • • • • 40 Classified ads ................................ • • • • • • • • • • • 46 · Jan Flick Mazzenga Cam McRae David Ryskamp Judy Smith John Sprovkin -·3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham TypesettiO:g & Pr~uction Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. OF THE MONTH ••• I I I Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 ON THE COVER -This February issue leads off with a Salute to the 1989 HORA/SCORE Desert Series Champions and all three of the overall winners are featured on our traditional triple photo cover. Tim DeNault won the overall points championship in his 1-2-1600 class. Rob MacCachren won the Class 7S Mini-Metal Championship in his Jeep Comanche and David Ashley won the Class 3/14 Heavy Metal Championship in his Ford Bronco. Congratulations to the winners and their teams. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Inc. /\~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$1i.OO · · □ i years - $iO.OO □ 3 years - $30.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus ••• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name----------------------------This specially designed concept tire caused a stir at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September. It's a 17 inch tire with an asymmetrical and directional tread design, creating an overall uniform Porsche design package for the Porsche Panamer-icana, which was on display at the show. Rear tires on the car are 295 I 45VR 17; fronts are 225155VR17. The tires were developed at Goodyear's Luxembouq; Technical Center. ------------------------------'------DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of simil;u "funnies" or woes on this page . each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. H you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope~Only black & white prints, Sx7 or 8x10 will be considered. Address -----------------------City State _________________ Zip ________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 (Canadian - 1 year.$15.00 U.S. • Overseas subscription rJtes quoted on request} I I I I I I I I I 1 .,:,, .. I I I I I I I I ·.&..:. Dusty Times February 1·990 Page 3

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,Side Tracks ••• -- - - ------- . By Judy Smith : Our pre-run trip for the Baja 1000 found us just south of Bay of L.A. at dawn on Saturday morning, after two full days of pre-running. We were pushing our little VW hard, because the plan was to see all of the course, all the way to La Paz, and still get me home in time to go to work on Wednesday morning. The road heading south from Bay of L.A., which we hadn't seen before, goes through some beautiful country, but it's one of those rocky road beds that the Mexican road builders are so fond of. Everything that could rattle, did, and it puts a definite damper on conversation. Still, we enjoyed the scenery, and the lack of civilization as we tooled along. After about 70 miles of emptiness the course took a sudden sharp right turn off the graded road bed and onto a lovely two rut road that wound through the tall bushes and cactus. This was pure pleasure. It was quiet, smooth, and tricky enough to drive to stay interesting. We decided that here was where we'd stop for breakfast, and pulled off at a spot that featured some beautiful purple flowers we couldn't identify. But we could identifv the pests hovering around our ears. Gnats! We gobbled our bagels and bananas hurriedly, took a few snap shots, watched some leaf-cutter ants for a while, and hopped back in the car. Gnats are definitely high on our list of things to avoid whenever possible. A few miles further along this road we came upon the McDonald crew, heads under the front end of the big Chevy, as they tried to repair a problem_g:_eated w'1~the rivets in the balljoint broke. Judy McDonald was observing, and swatting gnats. We stopped to offer moral support, and the use of our sledgehammer, and they soon had things back together. We leftwhile they were still tidying up, and stayed ahead of them into El Arco, as they were now nursing a temporarily repaired balljoint. That 35 miles or so was one of the more scenic and entertaining sections of the course, but we came to the end of it all too soon, and found ourselves in El Arco. A very nice lady in the grocery store helped us to find the mechanic, and we used our radio to steer Jerry and Jeff right to him as they followed us in to town. The mechanic had the welder Jerry needed to reinforce his repaJrs,'~ and we left them there, fig.Iring we'd better keep moving, or we'd never get this pre-run accom-plished. From El Arco south the course travels on the old road, which was the highway, and also the racecourse, when we'd started racing down here. I remembered replacing a fuel pump on that hunk of road, in the dark, while holding my flashlight in my teeth. That was back in '73 We came to an abrupt stop on the down side of an embankment when we suddenly realized that there was a Mexican pickup buri~d in the sand ahead of us. And there was no driver in sight. John kept his foot on the brake while I piled rocks under the tires to keep us from rolling down, and then he went to reconnoiter, to see if he could find a way around, while I tried to reach the McDonald group on the radio. I got through to them quickly, warned them about the situation, not wanting them to slide down the hill and bump us into the sand, and told them we'd probably be there a while unless the driver showed up. Which he did, just about then. He turned oµt to be about 15 yeais old, and not much of a driver, apparently. And then John came back from his explorations, announcing that DE UNZIO ~eroquip ~I ..;., --~ BUGPACKn, ~y'rOKOHAMA THE WRIGHT PLACE (805) 683-1211 Page 4 ·there wasn't-any way around, we'd have to move the truck. We parked our car off to the side, and then Jerry was able to drive up to the bumper of the stuck truck, as the Mexican kid was making clear to John that he didn't want anything to do with this operation. So they tied on the tow strap and Jerry backed out with John driving the Mexican truck, and the kid standing on the rear bumper, for traction. In all it took about 2 minutes, and we left the grateful teenager safely back on the road, as we headed on our way again. As we went throught the narrow, sandy gap, I realized that this was the infamous hole in which Bill Varnes had been stuck in the '86 Baja 1000, when overzealous Mexican fans had made off with his spare tire and other parts, before he could get moving again. From that point on the course angled out to the highway, and we popped up on• pavement, about 545 miles into the race course. Then it was another 42 miles of pavement, leading to San Ignacio. After a quick fuel stop at the Pemex station on the highway, we took off for the beach route, once again in front of the McDonalds, who'd stopped to look for ice. We were on another of those rocky road beds, and for about 35 miles we mourned the loss of the old road, which had been more scenic, and more fun to drive. Also longer. About halfway out to the beach the McDonalds passed us, and shortly after that Jim Fishback blitzed by on a bike, followed by his dad in a two seat buggy, and George Erl in a small plane. They all disappeared into the distance, the McDonalds planning to try the "upper" road, as we started looking for the turnoff that would lead to the beach. We never saw the McDonalds again. John and I both have a healthy respect for the beach route. I had pre-run it once, in the early 70s, and had pre-run the old route'that was neither beach nor high road once. But the two times I'd driven through that part of Baja during a race, I'd taken some other trail altogether, the original "High" one, I guess, because I was so terrified of being stuck on the beach in the middle of the night and having the tide come in. John, on the other hand, had successfully travelled the beach route several times, though he, too, had been on the high road in the past. He decided we needed to take the beach route this time, because the new road bed, which is still under construction, was said to have a long silt bed, rumored to be up to 10 miles in length, and that didn't sound too good for our little 1600cc pre-runner. Or for out little 1600cc race car. Also, we'd been unable to find the turnoff to the old high road, and we assumed that this new road bed bypassed the area completely, and we had no time for exploration. So, when we saw the arrow, we headed out for the beach. And it still terrified me. Even in broad daylight. The damned road heads west, right at the ocean, while I could see the shoreline growing further and further away. And to the south, I could see plumes of dust as the McDonald group made very good time, going in the direction that I felt was correct. February 1990 We wound around some scrubby little hills, sometimes headed west, sometimes east, and occasionally, northward, as we skirted the soft boggy tidal areas. And the McDonald's dust got further and further qway. Then we found a fairly recent biker trail, and began to follow that, along with the SCORE markers, and suddenly we realized we were on a very sandy road, in fact, it . was blow sand, soft and bottom-less, and there was no place to tum off. We were trapped, and John put the poor little trannie into first gear and screamed the motor, as we worried about this not being any better for our car than the silt would have been. After about three miles, which seemed like 30, John spotted a crossroad that looked more solid, and turnpd off, headed west. I nearly ar>andoned the pre-run at that point. I wanted to go east, toward land, where I knew the course was! Here he was heading back out toward the ocean again! But, in a short distance the ground became hard once more, and we were back to skirting the soft tidal inlet areas, enjoying the firm road, and a circuitous route. I wasn't exactly convinced, but at least disaster, in the form of a broken transmission, had been averted. We stopped out there on the edge of nowhere for a quick lunch ( yogurt and carrot sticks and apples) and while we were there a Mexican gentleman in a pickup detoured from where he'd been going to come over to be sure we wei:e all right. Nice man. After the lunch stop we continued along the swoopy trail which was marked, by the way, so I relaxed somewhat. It takes a while, but it's fun to drive, and easy on the car. The only thing is, that even in daylight it's hard to tell where the solid ground ends ·and water begins. Heat shimmers on the flats so you can't tell if there's water or not, and even if there's not a mirage, the dried salt reflects light and confuses you. Tracks go every which way, sometimes leading you astray, out into mud. At night it's much more difficult to determine the correct route, and often drivers do end up stuck in the mud with the tide coming in. _ __ Eventually we met up with the high road, crossed over it and rejoined the trail as it wound up the side of the mesa to the top. From there it was simple to head southward, and alm.ost the same as it had been in years past. We stopped at Juanico, a small town in an incredibly lovely setting, to buy gas, and were amused to find we could get the better Extra gas there in the middle of nowhere. The gas station didn't even have a pump, just a r'ow of drums, but some of the drums were labeled "Extra". The gentleman who runs the station pulled a step ladder over next to the car, muscled the drum of fuel up onto it, inserted a hose, started it with suction, and filled up our tank. Very energy efficient. From Juanico it's another 40 miles or so to La Purisima, and for the first time the course went directly into the town instead of past it. It's a beautiful town, with the feel of old Mexico, rather than border-town, and lots of lush green growth. From there we went directly into, and through the neighboring small community of San Isidro, equally lovely, with even narrower streets. In fact, the road leading out of town was wide enough for only one car. They have to take turns. Then there's a sudden, sharp climb up a rocky hillside, and up at the top a stunning view of the valley. It was worth the whole trip just for that view. The terrain was volcanic, the road mostly rock, nothing was level, and as evening was drawing nigh we began to look for campsites, without much hope. But about 12 miles out of the towns we came upon a relatively flat area, in a tiny valley, where the road builders had bulldozed off a wide spot. Not only was it almost flat, it was liberally supplied with firewood. But, being in a valley there was no breeeze to keep away the gnats. We decided to get a big fire going and smoke 'em out. We gathered up a hugh stack of wood, and got the fire started quickly, but then as the sun went down, a breeze came up and the gnats were no problem. Just at dark, one anonymous bird trilled a gorgeous chorus, and then fell silent. All we could hear from then on was crickets, although John figured this was good mountain lion country, and I · couldn't disagree. I've seen enough western movies to know it looked right. We had already decided we had to sleep in the car, because the area was strewn with rocks. After a gourmet campfier dinner of bagels, beans and hot sauce, I began preparations for bed, as John sprawled comfortably by the fire. Just as I settled into the VW /bed I heard John mutter something about a tarantula, and thinking he was kidding me I paid no mind. Then, more urgently, he said, "It's a tarantula!" And he got my attention. "Where?" It seems this creature had crawled out of the woodpile we'd collected, just like the scorpion from two nights before. I started looking for the camera, while John kept him in the circle oflight from our flashlight. I handed him our little Sure-shot camera, reminding him he'd have to get close to get a good shot. "How close?" he asked, "I heard these things can jump!" We took some snap shots from not very close, and then settled back to watch. I watched from inside the VW. Every now and then the big spider would head right for John, who displayed some fancy footwork in getting out of tarantula jump range. At one point an unsuspecting praying mantis landed just inches from the spider, and we saw how fast he could move as the tarantula grabbed him and sucked him dry. I rolled up the window ( who knows how high they can jump?) and settled in to sleep, and pretty soon John decided to go to bed · too -so he wouldn't have to worry about tarantulas sucking him dry. The only thing we heard for the rest of the night was the ungodly roar of a four-stroke, as a demented biker charged across our little valley at about 10:30, his lights making eerie shadows on the cliffs. And then it was Sunday morning, and we were 740 miles into the course, still headed south, and trying to get back to work ~n We~nesday .. Dusty Times

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1990 HAPPENINGS ••• A.D.R.A. American Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 252-1900 BADGERLAND VW CLUB,INC. Terry Friday 5913 Fond Du Lac Road Oshkosh,WI54901 ( 414) 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 91302 . (818) 340-5750 February 9-10, 1990 Gran Carrera de San Felipe San Felipe, BC, Mexico March 23-25, 1990 Gran Carrera de Mexicali Mexicali, BC, Mexico May 25-27, 1990 Gran Carrera de Tecate Tecate, BC, Mexico July 27-29, 1990 Gran Carrera de Ensenada Ensenada, BC, Mexico October 26-28, 1990 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, BC, Mexico Page 6 BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627-2313 1988 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2115 I (715) 478-2688 June 23-24, 1990 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI September 1-2, 1990 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Lon Peterson 14550 Dos Palmas Victorville, CA 92392 (619) 241-4707 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 July 29, 1990 Pikes Peak Auto Hillclimb Colorado Springs, CO CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 1 717 Marker Road Polk City, FL 33868 (813) 984-1923 (305) 823-4487 February 11, 1990 Lakeland, FL March 24, 1990 Florida 400 Crowder Pits Tallahassee, FL April 15, 1990 Lakeland, FL FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 February 1 7, 1990 King of the Desert El Centro, CA April 7, 1990 Buzz Bomb 150 El Centro, CA May 12-13, 1990 24 Hour Off Road Endurance Race Plaster City, CA August 4, 1990 Superstition 250 VII Ancient Dry Lake Bed Plaster City, CA September 29, 1990 Plaster City Blast IV Plaster City, CA December 31, 1990 Dunaway Dash IV Plaster City, CA Improved manufacturing technology alle>ws us to offer r New$ystem IJ power eering~bfy at an onomkal price. This mplete lightweight system consists of all new components and includes a properly pressured steel pump, brackets, pulley, belt, valve, ram, fluid tank and necessary hardware for easy installation. Compare our price and quality with other manufacturers' systems. You can rely on our System II to steer you right-Bob Gordon, Doug Fortin, Spencer Low and the M"Millins do! Call or write today for additional information. Unique Metal Products 8745 Magnolia Santee, California 92071 619/449-9690 February 1990 Trail Notes ••• DODGING THE TURTLE, SCORE International has moved and renamed the SCORE Great Mojave 250. It's now called the SCORE San Felipe 250, and it's scheduled for Arpil 20-22. The date was moved one week to avoid Easter weekend, a very busy time in San Felipe when all the rooms are filled with high school and college students on spring break. One of the considerations for moving the race, confided SCORE president Sal Fish, was that the critical desert tortoise area was on the motorcycle course. Careful redesigning of the car and truck course might have avoided cancellation at Lucerne Valley, but motorcycles couldn't have been raced there at all. Tentatively planned for San Felipe is a 250 mile loop, including some territory that hasn't been raced for several years. TRAGEDY STRUCK the family of Miguel (Mike) Leon on January 10 when Mike and his wife Paulina were fatally injured in a single vehicle highway accident near Valle de Trinidad. They were on their regular weekly supply run from Tijuana to their tourist resort at Mikes Sky Ranch 3,800 feet up in the San Pedro Martir Mountains when their truck ran off the road and crashed. Mrs. Leon was killed instantly, and Mike died on the way to the hospital in Ensensada. Mike would have celebrated his 70th birthday on March 1. He was one of the oldest active race drivers in the world. Called the "Lion of Baja," he scored class victories in the 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986 SCORE Baja 1000s and in the 1978 and 1986 SCORE Baja Internacionals. He and his long time co-driver Javier Tiznado were among the most respected competitors in the sport. For a time they headed the Isuzu factory off road effort. Leon was sometimes called the "Lion of Baja." His name translates to "lion" in English. Manf off road racers were among the mourners at the Leon funeral. SCORE president Sal Fish called Mike "one of the truly great friends of off road racing anywhere in the world. He was a real man, a warm and personal friend to all who knew him. (As a race driver) he was like a brain surgeon behind the wheel, very meticulous, very methodical. As both a landowner and a racer, he understood the needs and problems of both parties. I'm not sure people in the sport realize the true impact yet of losing a friend like Mike." IDRA ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS 1/2-1600 DRIVER REP. - Veteran off road racer Art Peterson of Cathedral City has been appointed Driver Representative for Class 112-1600 on the IDRA Open Wheel class rep. board. Art's appointment fills a vacancy left by the recent resignation of Tom DeNault, former Class 112-1600 Rep. who served in this capacity throughout 1989, but was forced to step down due to personal commitments. George Thompson, IDRA Managing Director, while making the official announcement had these comments on the appointment: "I discussed this appointment with a nu nber of class members and everyone agreed that Art was the man for the job. A~ you know, this is the largest class in the Desert with over 140 Drivers of Record. As a 112-1600 competitor myself, I wanted someone who understands the complex technical demands of the class and Art, aside from being a long time racer, is also a car builder and will be able to deal with these issues. I have every confidence in Art and his ability to get the job done and we look forward to working with him in 1990." In the future any questions regarding this class should be directed to: Art Peterson, 31575 Avenida Juarez, Unit B, Cathedral City, CA 92234, (619) 324-1861. AFTER THE DUST HAD CLEARED, it was Mark Barnes, Desert Race Support in a Class 10 sponsored by Barnes Yamaha Honda of Barstow that took the overall win at the La Rana Racing New Years 200 outside of Barstow in the sixth of January. Barnes won by the narrowest of margins over a hard charging Bob Richey in the RCR Plumbing Class 2. Barnes had moved up quickly from his starting position in the first lap and was running second overall behind Aaron Hawley in the Classic Plumbing Class 2 car. Barnes was able to take first overall when he was able to pit and get out before Hawley and was able to extend his lead when Hawley rolled in lap three. When Richey got word he began to push for the overall. On the final lap Barnes had a 4:57 lead over Richey leaving Check point Two and was charging for the checkered as fast as his car would go as he had a slipping clutch to contend with, but Barnes was able to make it to the finish first overall and take the checkered with Richey right on his bumper for second overall. Desert Race Support congratulates Mark Barnes for the overall win and Bob Richey for second overall. They would also like to thank Eddie Castro and La Rana Racing for a well run and well organized race. La Rana Racing is new, but as word gets out to the racers they will get bigger and better. Check them out at their next event in March. CA ~ WHERE DO YOU RIDE YOUR TOY? Your favorite riding area may soon be closed if the Wilderness passed! INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF OFF ROADING ... BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. JOIN CORVA-:-:1 ft:aoo-2a1-s436t CORVA The California Off Road Vehicle Association Inc., is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the land use rights for off road enthusiasts, and companies in California and the rest of the country. To Join: $20.00. Call Toll Free 800·237-5436 to charge on Visa and Mastercard or request a membe.rship application. 111!1'1!1-• 1601 10th St Dusty Times

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GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 2937 October 28, 1990 Vienna, Ga HORA High Desert Racing Association 12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 September 15, 1990 Deadwood Off Road Grand Prix Deadwood,. SD October 5-7, 1990 Mini Baja 150 Ridgecrest, CA San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 February 4, 1990 Off Road Challenge April 1, 1990 Off Road Challenge June 17, 1990 Off Road Challenge August 5, 1990 Off Road Challenge November 18, 1990 Off Road Challenge GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 927-6432 March 11, 1990 Vienna, Ga April 22, 1990 Vienna, Ga May 27, 1990 Vienna, Ga June 17, 1990 Vienna, Ga July 22, 1990 Vienna, Ga August 19, 1990 Vienna, Ga September 23, 1990 Vienna, Ga November 24, 1990 Vienna, Ga GREAT LAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Bob Moon 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (313) 665-03581(313) 996-9193 GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Ron Kiel - 12840 Dexter St. Thornton, CO 8024 l (303) 452--4013 May 20, 1990 Budweiser Baja VDR Berthoud, CO July 15, 1990 Colorado State Fairgrounds Pueblo, CO August 8, 1990 Adams County Fair Adams Cty, CO August 11, 1990 County Fair St. Francis, KS September 2, 1990 Central City Gran Prix Central City, CO March 1-4, 1990 Mint400 Las Vegas, NV July 6-8, 1990 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA August 10-12, 1990 Desert Championships Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA September 7-9, 1990 Nevada 500 Pahrump, NV October 12-13, 1990 Gold Coast 300 Las Vegas, NV . (Dates suhject to dumge) HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Pat Roberts 605 Main St. Deadwood, SD 57732 (605) 578-28301578-1654 March 31, 1990 Badlands Baja 100 Wall, SD June 10, 1990 Pierre Stadium Pierre, SD August 18, 1990 Gumbo Butes Pierre, SD October 20, 1990 ' Last Chance Baja Wall, SD ICE CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURANCE SERIES P.O. Box 14824 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 639-0801 ( 612) 890-8693 IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio ·45002 ( All ewncs stal{ed at the duh grounds in Clews, Ohio) LA RANA DESERT RACING P.O. Box 33 Glendora, CA 91740 (818) 963-9609/(714) 924-2226 March 2-4, 1990 St. Patricks 250 Barstow, CA May 18-20, 1990 Spangler 150 Ridgecrest, CA July 13-15, 1990 Lucerne Valley Jam 200 · Lucerne Valley, CA August 24-26, 1990 California 400 Lucerne Valley, CA November 16-18, 1990 High Desert 150 _ Lucerne Valley, CA December 15, 1990 T.B.A. Awards Banquet MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION Keneth Coleman 742 E. Roosevelt Road Ashley, MI 48806 ( 51 7) 838--4483 (All events at Mt. Pleasant Speedway) MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino D-1 El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 594-8266 All Desert Races March 24-25, 1990 El Paso, TX April 21-22, 1990 Belen, NM June 23-24, 1990 Albuquerque, NM August 4-5, 1990 Belen, NM September 23-24, 1990 Albuquerque, NM RACING GASOLINE As you probably know already, UNOCAL 76 Racing Gasoline is now available for the first time on the West Coast. The "official gas of NASCAR" was introduced back in June of '89, by the western distributor, C.O. Thompson Petroleum, headquartered in Orange, California. No more playing "octane roulette." These mysterious numbers are only as good as the results they earn for you. UNOCAL 76 Racing Gasoline is the most thoroughly researched and refined, and most carefully controlled and transported racing gas available anywhere. No other racing gas has 25-years of research refined into each gallon. You need consistency; UNOCAL 76 Racing Gasoline provides it! CONGRATULATIONS BAJA 1000 WINNERS! 1990 HORA/SCORE CONTINGENCY PROGRAM SCORE Parker 400 WINNER-Class 1/2-1600 Scott and Bill Reams San Diego, California Average Speed - 4_7 .OOmph WINNER -Class 7 Roger Mears Bakersfield, California Average Speed-47.60mph MOTORCYCLE/AlV CLASSES -20 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Winner 10 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Second CLASSES 1, 2, 1/2-1600, 3/14, 4, 5, 5-1600, 6, 7, 7 4x4; 7S, 8, 10 · 55 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Winner 30 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Second 15 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Third CLASSES 11, Mini-Mag 40 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Winner 25 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Second 15 gallons Unocal 76 Racing Gas to Third Winning Gas -Unocal 76 Leaded Racing Gas Winning Gas -Unocal 76 Leaded Racing Gas CONTINGENCY AWARDS ARE CONTINGENT ON PRODUCT USE AND DISPLAY OF UNOCAL 76 RACING GASOLINE DECAUSllCKER. CONTINGENCll;S ARE FROM C.O. THOMPSON PETROLEUM. AVAILABILITY: C.O. Thompson Petro. 505 N. 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October (TBA), 1990 ONTARIO ASSOCIATION PIKES PEAK May 11-13, 1990 N ovember 8-11, 1990 Deming, NM OF OFF ROAD RACERS . P.O. Box 6962 Tiadaughton Baja 1000 Barry Wannamaker Colorado Springs, CO 80934 Williamsport, PA Ensenada, BC, Mexico November, 3-4, 1990 P.O. Box 688 El Paso, TX Bancroft, Ontario, KOL lCO, July 29. 1990 June 8-10, 1990 December 1, 1989 Canada Pikes Peak Auto Hillclimb Susqrehannock Trails Rally Off Roadsman Awards Banquet (613) 332-3811/(613) 332-1610 Colorado Springs, CO Wellsboro, PA Los Angeles, CA MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD June 21-24, 1990 (Dat<!S suhj<!ct to dwni;e) CHAMPIONSHIP Mt. Washington Hillclimb GRAND PRIX ONTARIO OFF ROAD SAREEA AL JAMEL Gorham, NH Mickey Thompson Ken Jackson - Dick Gillap 4WDCLUB July 29, 1990 Entertainment Group R.R. #2 P.O. Box 526 SCORE CAN ADA P.O. Box 25168 Tiverton, Ontario, Indio, CA 92202 Pikes Peak Hillclimb 390 Chemin Du Lac Anaheim, CA 92825 Canada N0G 2T0 Colorado Springs, CO Lery, Quebec, (7 14) 938-4100 (519) 368-7874 J6N 1A3, Canada August 17-19, 1990 (514) 692-6171 February 24, 1990 S.C.A.T. INC. Duryea Hillclimb Jack Murphy Stadium Michael R. King Reading, PA San Diego, CA OUTLAW MINI STOCK P.O . Box 277 August 24-27, 1990 Morrisonville, NY 12962 SCORE SHOW March 10. 1990 RACING ASSOCIATION (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 Ojibwe Rally Edgell Expositions Kingdome P.O. Box 204 Grand Rapids, MN P.O. Box 19531 Seattle, WA Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Irvine, CA 92713 (213) 375-4570 October 25-28, 1990 (714) 250-8060 March?, 1990 (213) 719-7036 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Press On Regardless Rally Sun Devil Stadium Sports Car Club of America Escanaba, MI Phoenix, AZ P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 November 9-12, 1990 SNORE April 21, 1990 PAC OFF ROAD RACING (303) 779-6622 Mazda Coachman Stages Rally Southern Nevada Off Super Bowl P.O. Box323 Olympia, WA Road Enthusiasts New Orlean~, LA Seahurst, Washington 98062 March 2-4, 1990 P.O. Box 4394 May 5, 1990 (206) 242-1773 Chattahoochee Forest Rally Las Vegas, NV 89106 Atlanta, GA (702) 452-4522 Rose Bowl March 9-10, 1990 SCORE Pasadena, CA Millican 250 March 30-April 1, 1990 Score International February 10, 1990 Bend, OR Sunriser Forest Rally 31125 Via Colinas, Suite 908 McBride's Bottom Dollar July 14, 1990 Chillicothee, OH Westlake Village, CA 91362 Las Vegas, NV Los Ange_les Coliseum April 20-21, 1990 (818) 889-9216 Los Angeles, CA Hom Rapids 300 April 12-22, 1990 7, 1990 Richland, WA One Lap of America January 26-28, 1990 Perlux Twilight 200 September ? , 1990 Long Beach, CA Parker 400 Las Vegas, NV Mile High Stadium June 9-10, 1990 Parker, AZ Denver, CO Kamloops 400 KM April 21-23, 1990 June 2, 1990 Kamloops, B.C. Canada Chimmney Rock Hillclimb April 20-22, 1990 Caliente 250 September?, 1990 Ashville, NC San Felipe 250 Caliente, NV Silver Bowl October 12-13, 1990 San Felipe, BC, Mexico Las Vegas, NV Millican 400 April 27-28, 1990 July 28-29 Bend, OR Rim of the World Rally June 8-10, 1990 KC HiLites Midnight Special (Schedul<! is tentatiw). Lancaster, CA -Baja Internacional Las Vegas, NV Ensenada, BC, Mexico F1Rsr RACE oF rnE Budweiser /Bud light rngo sER1Es AMA SANCTIONED .r. \I ~ . SATURDAY FEB. 17, 1990 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM • AMA DISTRICT 38 _-.·m-·-•~ ... -_· ' '' . . . . Sponsored by: CYCLE PARTS WEST Race Ready Products, The Wright Place & Schilling Corp. LOCATION: EL CENTRO, CALIF. BIKES START AT 7:00 A.M. • BUGGIES: NOON 30 MILE LOOP WITH SUPERCROSS INFIELD INFO: (619) 427-5759 Page 8 February 1990 Dusty Times

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Septem her 21-23, 1 990 SNORE250 Las Vegas, NV October 27-28, 1990 Yokohama Challenge ·Las Vegas, NV December 1, 1990 Showboat Race Las Vegas, NV SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Tom Schwartz burg 262C West Washington West Bend, WI 53095 ('414) 334-3858 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Prevost 1006 Cardinal Lane Green Bay, WI 54303 _(414) 434-9044 May 26-27, 1990 Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI June 9-10, 1990 Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race Antigo, WI June 23-24, 1990 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI July 7-8, 1990 Fox Riverfest Challenge De Pere, WI July 21-22, 1990 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River, MI August 18-19, 1990 No. American Off Road Racing Festival Ionia, Ml September 1-2, 1990 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI September 15-16, 1990 Badgerland Short Course Sprints Oshkosh, WI -TEXAS OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX Short Course Racing - Texas Style Class 10, Sportsman, Challenger Mike Bernardo 1605 Lancelot Circle Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (214) 855-2232 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association P.O. Box 211 Dunellen, NJ 08812 (201) 752--0299 (201) 359-2745 (All races at Trailways Speedway, Hanover, PA) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 March 18, 1990 Prairie City OHV Park Long Course Sacramento, CA April 29, 1990 Prairie City OHV Park Short Course Sacramento, CA Dusty Times May 26-27, 1990 Yerington VORRA 400 Yerington, NV June 24, 1990 Virginia City 200 Virginia City, NV July 29, 1990 Prairie City OHV Park Short Course Sacramento, CA September 1-2, 1990 VORRA250 Northern Nevada October 28, 1990 Championship Race Prairie City OHV Park Sacramento, CA-WHEEL TO WHEEL, INC. P.O. Box 688, Dept. 4W0R Bancroft, Ontario, Canada KOL IC0 (613) 332-1766 (613) 332-4128 WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 - 87 A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5X7, Canada ( 604) 5 7 6-6256 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP February 9-11, 1990 Swedish Rally March 6-11 Rally of Portugal April 12-16, 1990 Safari Rally Nariobi, Kenya May 4-10, 1990 Tour of Corsica June 2-7, 1990 Acropolis Rally Greece June 29-July 4, 1990 Rally of New Zealand July 23-29, 1990 Rally of Argentina August 22-27, 1990 Rally of 1000 Lakes Finland September 13-1 7, 1990 Rally of Australia October 7-13, 1990 Sanremo Rally of Italy October 27-November 2, 1990 Ivory Coast Rally November 25-29, 1990 RAC Rally England ATTENTION RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free! Send your 1990 schedule as soon· as /JOssihle for listing in this column. Mail yom race or rally schedule to: ' DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Dcrry Ave., Suite 0 , Agoura, CA 91301. But Bill Holmes didn't stop at grandmother's house on his way to the Championship. For years KC HILITES has been the dominant lighting force for most of off-road racing's champions. Now we're blazing new trails with Bill Holmes and his potent Ford pickup in the fast paced sport of SCCA Pro Rally. Every event on the SCCA circuit features night time stages and there's no such thing as pre-running. Precise navigation at high speeds can mean the difference between the glory of victory or sitting in the bottom of a ditch. That's why Bill Holmes relied on the lighting power of KC HILITES to blast through the black of night on his road to the 1989 SCCA PRO Rally Open Class Championship. Congratulations Bill and thanks for taking us along. 'U'efMte.Alwe-At~® Avenida De Luces • Williams, Arizona • 602/635-2607 February 1990 Page 9

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A s A L u T E To The 1989 Desert Series Champions By Jean Calvin Photos: Trackside Photo Enterprises SCIIE INTERNATIONAi! Championship Off-Road Racing ra HIGH DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION The fifth year of the combined SCOREIHDRA Desert Racing Series was more than a coming of age, it presented more contro-versy, more and deeper land use problems, and changes within the structure of the two organizations. It also produced healthy entries in most events, a relatively problem free season opener at Parker and a similar hassle free finale running from Ensenada to La Paz. For the first time since 1973 SCORE did not hold a short course race at Riverside or anywhere else. For the first time since its formation the High Desert Racing Associa-tion acquired a new ownership team midyear as both Edna Lott ·and Tim Spiel sold their shares to DaJtny Ca~ and his investors. Still the biggest change was in the land use area. The desert tortoise became the current cause of the Sierra Club and its ilk, since California Senator Cranston has fallen from grace and there is scant hope of getting a wilderness bill passed this congressional session. The tortoise went from · state to federal protection in less than a month, and since then three major race courses, two of them for motorcycles, have been closed to vehicular activity. Truly, 1989 will be known as the year of land use problems. The season opened with great expectations at Parker the end of Page 10 .. ~ ..... -~-!'""~ ~ CLASS 1-2-1600 & OVERALL - 1600cc RESTRICTED ENGINE - TOM DeNAUL T - Tom DeNault and his trusty co-driver Bob began their climb to the top by establishing a high-scoring pattern at the Parker 400. The Californians finished a cool second in their Chenowth two-seat chassis. Following that points making beginning, they scored a fifth at the Great Mojave 250, three more seconds at the Mint 400, Fireworks 250, Gold Coast 300, a first at the Nevada 500, and topped it off with a third in the Baja 1000. Finishing consistantly in the lead pack in the huge 1-2-1600 class isn't the easy way to win a desert series, but it worked for Tom DeNault. January. The huge crowds were all there despite overcast skies, cooler than usual temperatures, and occasional rain showers. Again there was a record breaking number of contingency donors on hand in the tiny Colorado River resort, so many that over a block was added to contingency row in downtown Parker. New race cars and trucks were everywhere, but for · the first time in years the Parker entry dropped instead of increasing. With the combination of Classes 3 and 14, car classes were down to 15, but there were some new bike classes. The total entry drop was 53 from 1988, and 324 cars took the green flag. Pre-running was restricted on time and heavily monitored. As last year the bike classes started early and ran all three laps in Arizona, allowing the cars to start the California leg much·earlier. A heard of 34 Class 2 cars led the cars off the California start, and after the leg Danny Letner led the whole affair in his Raceco/ Porsche. Letner lost the lead on the second leg to Brian Collins, but regained it on the final 90 mile loop to win Class 2 by three minutes of Ed and Tim Herbst and win the race overall. It was the first such career triumph for the 61 year old Letner who drove the entire distance.' Last year's winner in Class 1, Tom Koch had the lead after California in the 17 car class, followed by Dan Cornwell/Don Robertson in another Raceco/Porsche. A number of Class 1 contenders, including Koch, blew engines in Arizona, and after one loop Robertson had the lead. Despite mechanical woes Robertson kept up his swift pace on the final round and he and Dan Cornwell won Class 1 by 50 minutes over Jim Barbeau, and finished second overall just a minute and a half behind Danny Letner. It was exciting at the finish line. The largest class on hand was 1-2-1600, naturally, at65 starters and a new team leading in California, Curt and Lou Farrar. In this class it was just seconds separating positions, and Scott and Bill Reams took over in Arizona. With son Scott doing the last legs, the Reams won the class by 12 seconds over Tom and Bob DeNault who had just nine seconds on last year's champs John Marking and Gary Cogbill. Of the 17 starters in Class 8, a couple were in borrowed equip-ment including Robby Gordon, whose championship winning Ford was declared illegal this season. Several of the factory trucks broke early, and Dave Shoppe had his Ford out front in California and he stayed there all the way to victory. Mike February 1990 Schuringa was second. At 31 Class 10 had a record field, and heavy attrition. Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson led the herd on the first leg and they led all the way home in the Raceco/Toyota. At the flag Dennis Green and Mike Julson were close, followed by Mike McDonnell and Mike Herrick. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawit-ter started the defense of their Class 5 tide by leading all three legs at Parker and winning by four minutes over new contender Marty Hart. Jack Johnson led the small field of ten in Class 4 in his Nissan at the end of the first leg, and all the way to victory. Rod Hall and Jim Fricker kept the older Dodge together to _boom into second half an hour later. Of the eight in Class 7, some of the factory trucks had big troubles and Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra had an 18 minute lead in California, and won in the Ford Ranger by half an hour over Roger Mears in his Nissan. Of the 27 starters in Class 5-1600, R.C. Jones and Paul Maxey had the early lead and this was another tight running class. But the Brawley boys were close and took the lead in Arizona and they won the close dice to the finish line. It was the third successive 5-1600 victory for Robert Whitted and Carl Haynes at Parker. Ross Craft and Alan Cook held on to second, followed in by D rryl and Wayne Cook. Clas S fell victim to new rule book interpretations also, with several trucks that ran the whole season in 1988 now illegal, and some strange substitutes were seen. Despite the problems, 14 left the line and Chuck Johnson had to regain the lead on the final leg, which he did bringing the win to partner Chuck Johnson and Ford. Scott Douglas and Ted Kendal made it 1-2 for Rangers in the class. It was a similar situation in Class 7 4x4 technically. After the first loop Paul and Dave Simon had a slim lead in their Ford Ranger, the field strung out in Arizona, and the Simon brothers started the season with a class victory. Darren York and Steve Schlachter were second in another Ford. In 1989 the Chdl!enger Class became Class 9, and a mob of 43 cars took the green flag. The California rough took out a bunch of them but heading for Arizona defending series overall champs Nick Gross and Joe Valentine had a mere two second lead over Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault. Gross/ Valentine increased their lead on the next legs, winning the class by 18 minutes over Richardson/ Perrault who had solo driver Rick Johnson Dusty Times

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just 3½ minutes back. The combination of Classes 3 and 14 brought out 16 starters. Sadly Mike Schwellinger's co-driver Les Erickson, who started, suffered a fatal heart problem near Rice and the defending points champion Jeep was withdrawn. Rick Sieman had his Ford Bronco in the early lead, but for two Arizona loops and at the finish line Jerry Daugherty led and won in his Class 14 Chevy Blazer. Ben Emerson was second, just four minutes back. Gunnarsson and his son were second in their battered Saab 96. The half dozen Class 11 Beetles faced a lap in each state. Jack and Tim Zandbergen had their trouble early and came back to win Class 11 ahead of points champ Ramon Castro. CLASS 3/14 & HEAVY METAL -SHORT WB 4x4 -DAVID ASHLEY -David Ashley accumulated his points advantage the old fashioned way, by winning five races. The Great Mojave 250 gave Dave the taste of victory and after ·a disappointing fifth and fourth at the Mint 400 and Baja Internacional, the next four events fell in his winning path. He placed first in the Fireworks 250, the Nevada 500, the Gold Coast 300, and the long Baja 1000. His trusty Ford Bronco weathered all the desert storms and then some to enter such a fine performance record into the off road racing history Of the seven starters in Class 6 most had trouble, but Parker residents Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell led all the way in a Chevy Nova for the victory. Arne Just seven weeks later the series racers assembled in Lucerne Valley, CA for the SCORE Great Mojave 250. Lack of rain made the Johnson Valley a huge dust bowl, so SCORE designed two separate courses for bikes and for the cars, with a common start/ finish line. Usually held in April, the race was backed up to March 11, but the entry was up by good numbers tr · · -books. CLASS 7S & MINI-METAL -STOCK MINI-MIDI PICKUP-ROB MacCACHREN-Rob MacCachren won this award by only winning two desert events, but hanging in there and finishing time after time in the top group piled up enough points to claim the prize. He had a slow and disappointing fifth place finish at the Great Mojave 250 and never finished that low again for the rest of the season. The winning roll began with a first place at the Mint 400, then a second at the Baja Internacional, a second at the Fireworks 250, his second first place victory at the dusty Nevada 500, and a close second due to a tire problem in the Gold Coast 300. Ending the season with a DNF in the Baja 1000 didn't drop Rob's points lead, so Rob MacCachren and his Jeep Comanche take home this fine award. CLASS 1 -UNLIMITED SINGLE SEAT - BILL CHURCH -Bill Church kept his Porsche powered Raceco up with the fast boys all season and beat them to the finish line three times. His winning ways started at the Parker 400 with a respectable third place finish, a fourth place finish at a tough Mint 400, and then he got down to business. He scored his first class win at the hot Fireworks 250, another win at the dusty Nevada 500, a third place at the Gold Coast 300, and a surviving first place victory in the hard way to La Paz called the Ba1a 1000. Dusty Times February 1990 This is the system run by most off road race winners TRl•IIIL BOBCAT• CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 11

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CLASS 2 -UNLIMITED TWO SEAT - MA TT McBRIDE -Matt McBride has raced the desert for many years and his winning this class championship is a fitting honor to add to his racing career. Matt's points climb to the top began in his Porsche powered Raceco at the Parker 400 with a fifth place finish, then a well earned second place at the Mint 400. Finally the rewards began to come with a second place at the Fireworks 250, and the only first place finish at the Gold Coast 300. Matt proved again that always placing well, instead of winning all the time, in a desert race will add to tl]e p_oints tally for a ~ha'!! pionship position at season's end. leader Walker ·Evans. Class 10 had a good field, but ran in the thick dust from Class 8. It was a tight dice midway and Mike Williams had the lead but soon vanished. Former bikers Scott and Kent Pfeiffer zoomed to victory in their Chenowth, followed by Steve Barlow, then Steve Centurioni. that is· the way they finished, less than two minutes apart with Reams still out front. Class 5 had 12 starters, and Marty Hart led early with class fast lap. But halfway the Klawitter brothers were out front and carried on to another victory, well ahead of Mel Vaughan and Dan Reynolds in second. (;Ip, and ·clown in the bike classes. Still, racers filled the tiny town to overflowing. There was an impound for some classes and a parade from town way out into the boonies for the race start which was on roads as rough as the race course. The spring weather was beautiful, and 25 Class 2 cars led the entry into the desert on the four lap fast rough race. Starting first Brian Collins led the first lap, doing the only lap under two hours, and still led midway before losin_g a trans. At the finish lir:ie it was all Herbst, as Ed and Tim led the last two laps in their Chenowth and not only won Class 2, but the race overall by about a m~nute. Staving close,_ Bob Gordon was second in Class 2 in his Chenowth. Frosting on the Herbst cake was the Class 1 results, Ivan Stewart was the early leader in the Toyota, but Troy Herbst was right behind him in a Chenowth/ Porsche. As others faded Troy kept up the pace to take Class 1 honors and third overall, making it a great day for the Herbs ts of Las Vegas. John Kelly was a long second in Class 1. Only a dozen showed in Class 8 at Lucerne and the first lap was tight. Midway Frank Vessels got his Chevy into the lead and he stayed out front, going for the overall win, which he missed by only a minute. First lap leader Steve McEachern was second in Class 8 followed in bv. his Dod_g_e team West Coast· Distributor f0.11 HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL OUR PRICE $695.00 GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY Per Set 2 Ratio's Available NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. L~ Vea~. NV 8910'2. 70'2/873-1~ McKenzie Performance Products 2366 E~t Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 92800 714/441-1212 !)£ALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 11 Class 4 started next, only eight of them, and Jack Johnson led all the way to score another win for Nissan. Buddy Renae and Bill Donahoe got their new Dodge home second in Class 4. There were seven in Class 7, and Manny Esquerra led all the way in the Ford Ranger, while Roger Mears ran second most of the distance and at the flag. The49 Class 1-2-1600s started behind the trucks but they ran close together in the heavy dust. The lead changed often during a lap! By lap 3 Scott and Bill Reams had a few seconds lead on John Marking and Gary Cogbill, and There were a dozen also in Class 7 4x4, and attrition was heavy. Paul and Dave Simon were the early leaders but dropped behind Jack Ramsay on lap 3. Ramsay won the class in his Jeep Comanche and the Simon Ford was second. A full fifteen took the green in Class 7S and it was a close ;race in the early laps. However Spencer Low had his Nissan out front all the way and ended up winning by 18 minutes over Willie Valdez and Gil Divine in a Ford Ranger. A full field of 21 took off in Class 5-1600 and they had a dandy bash. The first lap leader CLASS 4 - LONG WB 4x4 -JACK JOHNSON -Jack Johnson put all o his motor racing talents from many years of desert racing, on two and four wheels, together with Nissan for another Class 4 championship. His repeat win this year really came to a peak with five first place finishes and four of those were in a row. Jack's winning streak in his trick Nissan truck started with the season's opener at the Parker 400. A first place win in Arizona led to another first in the Great Mojave 250. Then came the third win in Jack's backyard called the Mint 400. Ending his string of wins with number four was at the Baja Internacional. At the Fireworks 250 came a second place followed with another first place at the Nevada 500. His season closed with a second place at the Gold Coast 300 and a disappointing rare DNF at the E}aja 1000. CLASS 5 -UNLIMITED BAJA BUG -HARTMUT KLAWITTER -Hartmut and his co-driving brother Wolfram repeated their championship win from last year. But this year they only won five events, plus a second and third place. With only six races counting toward the championship points, five wins and a second sewed it up. The Klawitter brothers won firsts at the Parker 400, the Great Mojave 250, the Mint 400, and the Fireworks 250. Their second place finish came at the Baja Internacional and a third place at the Nevada 500. Their success is due to an immaculate race car that is always prepped and fine tuned to each event. February 1990 Dusty Times

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CLASS 5-1600 - 1600cc BAJA BUG - DARRYL COOK - This championship title shows the results of a true family effort. The Cook brothers, Darryl, Alan, and Wayne all pool their talents into their desert racing and their car and racing results are proof enough. Their season began with a third at the Parker 400, then moved to a special first place win at the Mint 400. Two more first place wins came at the Fireworks 250 and the Nevada 500. The Gold Coast 300 only netted them a fifth place. but they closed out the season in grand style by winning the Baja 1000. You can always expect to see the C9ok'n bug_in the lea!j pack at any desert race. was Cameron and Grant Steele, 23 seconds ahead of R.C. Jones, and several more were in the same minute. The field strung out in the heavy dust, and the Steele brothers won the class by a whopping 19 minutes, followed in by Ross and James Craft. Of the 29 in Class 9, a dozen dropped out early, and midway the lead had passed to Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault, and their J imco led the rest of the distance to a five minute victory over the Jimco of Auturo Tiznado. A baker's dozen showed in Class 3 / 14, but most followed David Ashley and his Ford Bronco all the way. Ashley won by 52 minutes over the Jeep of Mike Schwellinger / Steve Kramer. ------,--Midway Jack and Scott Irvine led on time, but failed to finish. At the flag it was the Chenowth of Steve Rebeil and Larry Job in for the win, followed in over an hour by Scott Flamson and Peter Swift. Only 19 trucks braved the Mint course in Class 8, and Walker Evans led the first lap in his new Dodge. But the next round saw Frank Vessels in the lead, and he survived the mechanical woes to lead all the way to victory. Walker Evans had his troubles too, but got the Dodge home second. Jack Johnson started out in the Class 4 leacl, and stayed there. Despite losing a wheel and hub from the Nissan on the last lap, Jack won the class by almost two hours, his seventh Mint 400 victory. Buddy Renoe, who also drove all the way, finished his Dodge in second place. Jimco of John Marking and Gary Cogbill that claimed the victroy by ten minutes over Tom and Bob DeNault, Chenowth, as 17 teams finished. Class 5 fielded 18 Bugs and they ran a fierce pace, with a different leader each lap. Although the Klawitter Bug had been leaking trans oil all day, the brothers won Class 5 again, and it was their first Mint 400 win. LeRoy Van Kirk and Rick Rowland survived big trouble to place second in the Porsche. Seven started in Class 7, with the now familiar dice between Manny Esquerra, Ford, who won, and Roger Mears, Nissan, who was second with just three laps done. Class 7 4x4 had a good race. Sherman Balch/John Deetz led midway in the Nissan, but after a trans change, Paul and Dave Simon took over the lead and held it to win in the Ford. John Swift was about two hours back in another Ford Ranger. The Class 7S entry was just 16, and Rob MacCachren led all four laps in his Jeep Comanche, scoring his first Mint 400 win. Chuck and John Johnson survived to finish second in the Ford. A full field of 33 started in Class 5-1600 and this was a back and forth dice for the lead all the way. The Cook brothers, Wayne, Darryl and Alan led from time to time and where it counted, at the checkered flag. David Anckner and Henry Arras were 45 minutes back in second. The second largest class was 9 at 44 starters but only 11 were able to finish. This class also saw a variety of leaders, but many vanished on the second half. At the flag Norm Lester and Dave Ramocinski won in their Raceco, one of only three teams that were repeat winners from 1988. Class 3 I 14 was the biggest truck class with 29 starters. Dave Ashley took off like a rocket in his Ford Ir, Clas, 6 fell easily to the Jeep Cherokee of Evan Evans with Larry Schwacofer's '57 Chevy 45 minutes back at the flag. The five Class 11 Beetles had only two laps to cover on the tough course. The local team of Earle Howard and Mike Monohan did fast lap on lap 1 and stayed in front to victory. Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff were only a couple minutes back a the finish line. An incredible 76 cars started in Class 1-2-1600, and they ran in tight groups, separated by mere seconds. Positions shifted several times a lap. When the dust settled on the front runners it was the CLASS 6 -PRODUCTION SEDAN - EVAN EVANS - Evan Evans put his Jeep Cherokee into the championship title while surviving and recovering from a severe motorcycle injury. Along with a fine team and talented co-driver Phil Fareio, Evan stacked up the class points with five first place wins. To begin his string of four firsts was the Great Mojave 250. Next came the mint 400, the Baja Internacional, and the Fireworks 250. A rare DNF caught them at the Gold Coast 300 leaving a rewarding and last first place at the Baja 1000. Winning the championship class title is a fine tribute to the hard work and dedication that both Evan and his team have shown this season. With six weeks to repair their cars and wallets, the biggest entry in several years showed up at the Mint 400. The return to the Speedrome course was credited with enhancing the 1989 entry number to 373 starting cars, and with Binion's Horseshoe Club sponsoring the race, the scene on Fremont Street on Friday was as congested and wild as ever. As is common, Class 2 was first out of the chute and Bob Gordon led the pack onto the familiar trails that once again included the famous 'rock garden'. Each of the foui: laps of the 100 mile course saw differe:it leaders along the way, but in the end it was the Chenowth of Bob Gordon and Frank Arciero that won Class 2 and was second overall. Matt McBride and Steve Sourapas nailed second in class and third overall in their Raceco/ Porsche. Class 1 was a triumph for Ivan Stewart. He took the lead on the first lap in the Toyota, and ran with the leadi_ng Class 2s midway. For the first time -in his career Ivan Stewart finished first on the road and first overall at the Mint 400. Mark McMillin took second in Class 1, over an hour behind Stewart in his Chenowth/ Porsche. A huge pack of 40 started in Class 10, ~nd again attrition was heavy. Dusty Times l~ IHDRAI SCORE/HORA America's Foremost Off-Road Racing Series 1989 FINAL SERIES POINT STANDINGS (List includes all racers who qualified for 3. Rod Hall 137 2. John Swift the points titles under the rules of the· 4. Buddy Renoe 128 3. Darren York HDRA/SCORE Desert Series. Total racers 5. Timmy L Pruett 112 4. Jerry McDonald - 847. Total Qualifiers - 149.) 6. Larry Monroe 65 5. Jack Ramsay Clw,s 5 (31 Racers) 5. Bud Sebelius FOUR-WHEEL VEHICLES I. Hartmut Klawitter 200 7. Wayne Demonja Class I (35 Racers) 2. Mel Vaughan 137 8. Sherman Balch 1. WIiiiam Church 171 3. Marty Hart 136 9. Gregg Symonds 2. Ivan Stewart 154 4. Lisa Dickerson 113 Class 8 (34 Racers) 3. Troy Herbst I 19 5 _ Lyn Mocaby 104 1. Frank Vesssels Class 2 (71 Racers) 6. Leroy VanKirk 99 2 _ Robby Gordon I. Matt McBride 216 7. Greg Vaughan 84 3. Dave Shoppe 2. Danny Letner 214 Class 5-1600 (67 Racers) 4. Walker Evans 3 . Bob Gordon 214 1. Darryl R Cook 227 5. Steve McEachern 4. Ed Herbst 204 2. Tom Lake 188 6. Michael J Schuringa 5. Jim Greenway 182 3. David Anckner 152 7. David Westhem 6. Bob Richey 176 4. Kim Mohr 131 8. Frank Manch~ 7. Mike Lund 160 5. Joseph Grier 127 9. John C Gable 8. Stuart Chase 159 6. Mario Panaqiotopalos 126 12 .· Stan Gilbert 9. Corky McMillin 149 10. Walt Baronick 99 Class 9 (84 Racers) IO. Frank Snook 133 Class 6 (I 3 Racers) 1. Rich Richardson 12. Jim Smith IOI 1. Evan Evans 160 2. Norrn Lester 13. Larry Ragland 96 2. Ame Gunnarsson 126 4. Billy Kem Class 1/2-1600 (128 Racers) 3. Dale Jordan 118 4. Ray McClain 1. Tom DeNault 245 4. Mick Newton 115 8. Bill Brady 2 _ Scott Reams 241 5. Larry A Schwacofer 94 9. Craig White 3. Kevin J Smith 229 6. Steve Russell 91 12. Mike McClune 4. Jim Sumners 210 -Class -7 (18 Racers) 15. Glen Elliott 5. Doug Fortin, Jr. 158 1. Roger Mears 165 15. Karl F Vonbatsch 6. Morley Williams 144 2. Manny Esquerra 141 19. Herman DeNunzio 8. Ralf Barwig 126 3. Wayne Lee 86 Cius. 10 (62 Racers) 9. Danny Porter 125 5. Russ Jones 44 1. Randy Wilson IO. Larry Martin 112 Class 7S (JI Racers) 2. William Poe 12. Daniel Araujo 102 1. Rob MacCachren 191 3. Kirk VanMatre Class .l/ 14 (40 Racers) 2. Spencer Low 184 5. Michael Church 1. David Ashley 207 3. Scott Douglas 180 6. Steve Myers 2. Don Adams 188 4. Chuck Johnson 158 8. Scott Pfeiffer 3. Mike Schwellinger 155 5. Malcolm Vinje 144 I 6 . Sam Arciero 4. Mike Horner 137 6. Mike Falkosky 140 Class 11 (16 Racers) 5. Jerry Daugherty 106 7 _ Jack R Schlaman, Sr. 123 I. Ramon Castro 6. Rick Sieman 91 8. Willie Valdez 113 2. Andy Diaz 7. David Bryan 81 9. Dave Turner 80 MOTORCYCLES Class 4 (17 Racers) Class 7-4x4 (17 Racers) Class 20 (IO Racers) I. Jack Johnson 174 1. Paul Simon 175 1. John Braasch, Jr. 2. Steve Kelley 144 February 1990 150 137 130 122 122 107 106 72 199 193 158 150 134 114 Ill 106 103 79 232 197 163 163 122 119 78 71 71 64 181 173 146 120 115 97 61 150 111 52 2. Dale Wentworth 3. Bob Rieger Class 21 ( 16 Racer,) I. Mark Vanscourt 2. Ted Hunnicutt, Jr_ 3. Kurt Pfeiff~r 4 _ Scott Engel Class 22 (47 Racers) I. Larry Roeseler 2. Randy Morales 3. Ryozo Kobori 4. Dan Smith 5 _ Chris Hodges 6. Gary Robil)SOn, Jr. 7. David A Jones 8. Francois Deroeux Class 30 (37 Racers) 1. Lee Pearson 2. Scott Anderson 3 _ Mike Sixbery 3. David Callaway 5. Kenny Parry 6. Chris Steward Class 40 (16 Racers) I. Richard Jackson 2 . Neil Mannimen 3. Ron Gray Class 50 (4 Racers) 1. Charles Salmen 2. Himey Means Class 24 (26 Racer;) I. Fred Wing 2. Bruce Engen 3. Darin Thompson 4. Mark Garban 5. Derek Nye 6. Jeff Driesen 7. Willaim E Weichel! 8. Creg Plantenga 9. Jim D Putman Class 25 (14 Ra,·cn.) 1. Dean Sundahl 2. Gregery Bringle Class 34 (4 Ra,·cr,) 1. Debbie Bunch 3. Bryan Saasta 3 _ James Saasta YOKOHAI\IA 6-50 C U "ll 45 45 57 52 45 24 87 52 51 47 46 40 22 27 58 55 50 50 46 23 60 41 37 54 39 62 58 48 45 43 33 28 27 24 65 39 S5 10 10 (For racers SO & over. best 6 of 9 races, Including SNORE 250) I. Danny Leiner (Class 2) 2. Don Adams (Class 3) 3. Walker Evans (Class 8) 4. Bill Church (Class I) 5. Corky McMillin (Class 2) 319 310 304 261 177 Page 13

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- - -The Simon brothers sr,;rted out leading Class 7 4x4 in their Ford, but then had three hours of down time. John Swift took over the lead in his Ford Ranger and carried on to win over the Nissan of Shermsn Balch and John Deetz. It took a couple of laps for Class 7S to sort itself out, as they all had mechanical trouble. Scott Douglas got his Ford into the lead and won the class, besting Rob MacCach-ren'sJeep by 13 minutes. A trio of Chenowth Mini Mags were on hand in San Felipe. Charles Townsley led all day and was the only finisher. Ford big time on a dry lake. Mike Schwellinger and Steve Kramer got their Jeep CJ7 into the lead, had troubles but hung on for the win, by two hours over Jerry Daugherty and Gary Logan in a Chevy Blazer. Class 6 belonged to Evan Evans all day in his Jeep Cherokee. Arne and Patrick Gunnarsson finished second, about half an hour back in the Saab 96. Class 11 racers had to do all three laps, and three of the seven did. Jose Aquila and Armando Rojas won by over an hour. Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff were second. CLASS 7 -UNLIMITED MINI-MIDI TRUCK - ROGER MEARS - Roger Mears is a name that means off road racing and The El Centro racers come out for San Felipe events. In Class 9 Danny and Hector Ledezma led the first lap, led all the way and won the class by half an hour over Rich Richardson/ Kevin Perrault. The deep sand was tough on the 5-1600 engines, but they showed well. Cameron Steele led the first lap, then had engine woes, and Tom Lake and Richard Roberts sailed into the lead, then got passed on the last lap by David Anckner and Henry Arras but did finish second. The Fireworks 250 was another hot, mostly daylight race in July at Barstow. It was the first HDRA event under the new owners, Danny Cau and company, and it came off very well. Class 2 was first away with a different leader each round, but Bob Richey drove his Raceco/ Porsche across the finish line first, then had to wait for a CRB meeting to be sure he had won Class 2 and overall. Matt McBride and Steve Sourapas were second in class and third overall. Bill Church took Class 1 over Troy Gerbst, who led most of the way, by a single minute. a truer desert champion can't be found. Along with co-driver Tony Alvarez, a tight race team, and an outstanding trick Nissan truck, Roger got behind the wheel and off to win they went. A string of third place finishes a the Parker 400, the Great Mojave 250, and the famous Mint 400, put Roger in the mood for a win. It finally came at the Baja Internacional, but was followed with a third at the Fireworks 250. Taking wheel in hand led to a bunch of first place finishes in the last three events. First at the Nevada 500, first at the Gold Coast 300, and first at the one and only Baja 1000. It was a great ending to a great season for Roger Mears and the Mears Gang. i;r Bronco, -but midway Don in class by Fra;;k Sn~ok and Eri~ Adams and Larry Olsen had the Arras in a Raceco. Brother Troy lead in the Jeep CJ and they held Herbst had the lead in Class 1 and on to win. It was the sixth Mint overall until the last lap collision 400 win for Adams. Michael which dropped him to second in Horner and Tony Kuljis were class behind the Toyota of Ivan second in a GMC S-15 pickup. Stewart. Evan Evans led Class 6 from flag Class 8 produced a very close to flag in the Jeep Cherokee, race on the fast but rough terrain. finishing well over a lap ahead of Frank Vessels led the first lap but Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell. Robby Gordon moved his Ford Only three Class 1 ls started their out front on the next round, and two laps of the course, and they all moved past Stewart on the last lap finished led by Ramon Castro. to win the race overall as well as in Jack and Tim Zandbergen took Class 8. Steve McEachern was 12 second place. minutes back, second in class. The problems that SCORE was Class 4 was next to start and the to have with land use in Mexico result was familiar, another win started early for the Baja for Jack Johnson and the Nissan. Internacional. SCORE maintained Tim Pruett was 25 minutes back for some time that the race would for second in a Ford. Roger Mears run its familiar loop from and to led all the way in Class 7 in his Ensenada, but, after most teams Nissan, taking another win. had pre-run, the event was Ernesto Arambula was a long abruptly moved to Sam Felipe. As second in a Mitsubishi. _ teams scrambled for accommoda- In Class 10 Kent and Scott tions, the course turned into a Pfeiffer built a strong lead in their multiple lap affair close to San Chenowth, even ran out of gas, Felipe, and the motorcycle classes and still won the class by an hour were eliminated from the event over Steve Myers who went solo for safety reasons. in the heat. In Class 1-2-1600 Ed and Tim Herbst took the Scott Reams went solo in the hot early lead in Class 2, but the rough dusty race, took the lead on lap 1, course damaged their Chenowth fought a misfiring engine on the and most every other entry. The last lap and won the class by five Herbsts survived to win Class 2 minutes. Kevin and Brian Smith and take fourth overall followed finished second in a Mirage. 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And, after four laps Rich Minga and Bob Maynard won the class in their Porsche, followed in by the Klawitters whose cars finished second and third. .. ---Dave Ashley led the 3 114 b~de for a while then rolled !_he CLASS 7 4x4 -STOCK MINI-MIDI 4x4 - PAUL SIMON - Paul Simon with Dave Simon struted their best stuff this season to take four class wins and a third and fourth for good measure aboard the Ford Ranger. The Parker 400 set them off to a great start with a class win. Next came another first place at the Mint 400 and a third place at the Baja Internacional. At the Fireworks 250 came another first place and at the Nevada 500 it was a fourth spot finish. The fourth and last class win was at the Gold Coast 300 and that was enough points tally to finish the season at the top. CLASS 8 - 2 WO STANDARD PICKUP - FRANK VESSELS - Frank- Vessels has a way with horses, the kind with four legs and the kind with four wheels. Frank drove his big Chevrolet pickup hard all season to catch two class wins, three seconds, and a third and a fourth. After a DNF at the Parker 400, Frank took first in class at the Great Mojave 250 and pushed on to win again at the mear, old Mint 400. Next came a fourth at the Baja Internacional, and three second spot finishes at the Fireworks 250, the Nevada 500, and the Gold Coast 300. A third at the Baja 1000 capped off the seasons points to make Frank Vessels this year's Class 8 champion. February 1990 Dusty Times

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CLASS 9 -RESTRICTED BUGGY -RICH RICHARDSON -Rich Richardson headed this popular class with co-driver Kevin Perrault by his side. Together in their tidy Jimco chassis they raced to two class wins, both at each ends of the season, three seconds, and a third and fourth. Their season started with a second at the Parker 400 and a first at the Great Mojave 250. Next came a third place at the Mint 400 and down south in the Baja Internacional they finished second. Fourth place waited for them at the Nevada 500, but at the Gold Coast 300 a sweet victory stirred up the juices for the last event. The Baja 1000 held some silty problems and a bent tie rod, but they carried on to finish second and the Class 9 ~ints title. . home by Scott Douglas, a half hour back in his Ford Ranger. Charles Townsley took another win in Mini Mag racing, the only finisher. Class 5-1600 had a tough time in the silt, and the combo of Wayne, Daryl and Alan Cook survived the fastest for the win, just nine minutes ahead of Tom Lake and Richard Roberts. Class 9 held 14 brave starters, out into the now deep silt beds, and only six finished, led home by the endure champs Norm Lester and Dave Ramocinski, their Raceco 17 minutes ahead of the Ghoster of Ray McClain and Mike Daghlian. Dave Ashley won again in Class 3 I 14 in the Bronco, followed again by the Jeep of Don Adams and Larry Olsen. Class 8 was next and Frank Vessels grabbed the lead in his Chevy. But Robby Gordon was ready for this race and the Ford led lap 2 to the checkered flag, finishing second overall as well as winning Class 8. Vessels was 12 minutes back in second. Class 10 had 27 starters, several leaders and high attrition. Craig Watkins and Greg Aronson moved steadily up to the front to win the class in the Toyota powered Raceco by three minutes over Rob Myerly in the radical Bunderson. The Class 4 bunch had a lot of breakage, but early leader Steve Kelley, Chevrolet, came back from hrs to win the class by just 5 7 seconds over Rod Hall's new Dodge. In Class 5 Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter took the early lead and just stayed there for another win. Mel Vaughan and Dam Reynolds were 20 minutes back in second. There were a variety of leaders in Class 1-2-1600, but Kevin and Brian Smith had their Mirage out front the last _ two laps and under the checkered flag. Tom and Bob DeNault were second in their Chenowth. Larry Ragland was back in the Chevy in Class 7, and he took the • lead on lap 2, had troubles but went on to the class win followed by Wayne Lee and Marc Cart-wright in another S-10. Class 7 4x4 had a tight dice in the ranks, and David and Paul Simon kept their Ford Ranger out of trouble and into the win. Sherman Balch and John Deetz got second in the Nissan. Class 7S also had a close contest. The Jeep of Rob MacCachren led for most of the distance, had troubles and came in second behind the winningJeep Comanche of Chris Robinson. The 5-1600s also had a close race with the lead changing often each lap. Midway the Cook brothers held the lead, and after a furious last lap dice Daryl, Wayne and Alan Cook won the class by a couple of minutes over Darren Hardesty and Kreston Pons. There were four in the Mini Mag class and Charles Townsley won by two hours. Class 9 was another hard fought battle up front, but in the end defending champs Nick Gross and Joe Valentine won over locals Dave Girdner and Lee Perfect by seven minutes. Class 3 114 was a familiar story with Dave Ashley putting the Ford Bronco out front early and just staying there. The Don Dusty Times Adams Jeep was about an hour back in second. It was the same story in Class 6 as Evan Evans ran away from the older cars in his Jeep Cherokee. Dale and Randy Jordan were over an hour back in second. Of the four in Class 11 Ramon Castro survived the best to win by less than a minute over Andy Diaz and Scott Wagstaff. More hot weather lay ahead, August and the Pahrump, NV start of the Nevada 500, and the troops were wilting. Only 149 cars made the starting line to tackle the silty run from Pahrump to Tonopah and return. Brian Collins had rhe early lead in Class 2, but 459 miles later it was Danny Letner /Ron Brant who took the flag first in Class 2 and second overall. Jerry Penhall and Dennis Miller were second in another Raceco/Porsche. Bill Church ran solo to be the sole survivor in Class 1 and fourth overall. Class 8 was full of action, but Robby Gordon led at mid distance in the Ford and led all the way home to claim not only Class 8 but first overall by half an hour. Frank Vessels was second in class in his Chevy. Class 10 had some tight racing up front, and at the flag Bill Poe and Fred Ronn emerged the ' winners in the ORE Toyota. The Raceco of Kirk Van Matre and Carl Olson was second. In Class 4 Jack Johnson took an early lead and stayed out front to pay dirt in the Nissan. Rod Hall had some troubles but got the new Dodge home second. The Class 5 Bugs had a good race for a couple hundred miles, then strung out. Mike Hallett and Marty Hart, ATV racers, had no big troubles and won the class well ahead of the Klawitters who had-suspension woes. Only 18 started in Class 1-2-1600, but they ran close for some time. It was Tom and Bob DeNault, Chenowth, who finished first with Jim Sumners and Rob Tolleson just astern by ten minutes in the Mirage. Class 7 fell to Roger Mears, Nissan, and the Esquerra Ford was almost an hour behind in second. Class 7 4x4 went to Jerry McDonald and Brian Stewart in a Chevy S-10, who had plenty of trouble en route. Jack Ramsay/ Mike Lesle finished second in a Jeep Comanche. Class 7S had high attrition, and Rob MacCachren led from mid distance to the flag in his Jeep Comanche, followe~--In Class 6 Brian Stewart led all but the l:S" A I 1 cc -RAN Y WILS -Randy Wilson and co-driver Rich paced their two seat Raceco buggy well over the season to collect enough points for the class title and they did it without winning a race. The combination of three third place finishes and two fourths did the trick. The Parker 400 netted a fourth in class, while the Mint 400 faired better for them with a third place finish. Then came a pair of third places at the Nevada 500 and the Gold Coast 300. The tight action continued into the Baja 1000 where the Wilsons earned a fourth place finish and the title vy_inJJi!J.g_Q.oints. 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CLASS 11 -STOCK VW SEDAN -RAMON CASTRO - Ramon Castro and his irrepressible bug did it again. Four championship titles in a row for this Ensenada, Mexico resident. Ramon and his real life "Herbie" won four races and placed second once and third twice. Ramon was second at the Parker 400 and placed third at the Great Mojave 250 in March. His season's first win came at the Mint 400 and another at the Fireworks 250. At the Nevada 500 Ramon finished his last third. Ending the season with a pair of firsts, one in the Gold Coast 300 and the final win close to home in the Baja 1000. What a record, what a driver, and what a car. tr last rmTe -in his -Jeep h-e missed first overall ho~ors by Cherokee, and Steve Russell and less than three minutes. Mark Neville Sharp won in the Chevy McMillin was second in Class 2. Camaro followed by Dale and Only five started in Class 1, and, Randy Jordan in their Chevy El despite some major down time, Camino. Class 11 ran a shortened Ivan Stewart won in his Toyota, course and Saul Zambrano and followed in by Steve Brown and Jeff Strait took the win by an hour Jeff Hibbard in a Raceco. over Andy Diaz and Scott Class 8 once again produced Wagstaff. A total of 86 finishd. the overall winner, only this It was back to Nevada in round it was Steve McEachern October for the Gold Coast 300, that took top honors in the a multiple lap event out of Jean, Walker Evans prepped Dodge. that drew a respectable 194 FrankVesselsagainwassecondin starters. It was the first race under his Chevy, third overa 11, and the new "tortoise" rules that Walker Evans was third in a tight included absolutely no pre-race. Class 10 had a good race running, which didn't discourage going untill the last lap when the much entry as it was all familiar leaders all broke, handing the win ground to series regulars. Class 2 to Michael and Brian Church in was loaded with heavy hitters, and their Raceco I T oyota. Mike Aaron Hawley led midway, but Peterson and Pat Dean recovered when the dust settled it was Matt to place second in the Chenowth. McBride who drove his rented In Class 4 the usual leaders had Rac-eco/Po~sc!:ie into victory and problems and Steve Kelley sailed THE WRIGHT PLACE~. COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place . .You can use them on· Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come whh the kit f_or adju~tments. 4.nother great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. the Chevrolet into victory, 48 minutes up on Jack Johnson, Nissan. Bill Hernquist and Darren Hardesty took the Class 5 lead on lap 2 and never looked back, winning a close one by about three minutes over Mel Vau_ghan and Dan Reynolds. Class 1-2-1600 was the biggest at 28 starters and the lead changed often in the four laps. Kevin and Brian Smith took the lead for good on lap three, bent the front end but still won in the Mirage, followed in just one minute by Tom and Bob DeNault, Chenowth. Roger Mears led the four truck Class 7 flag to flag in his Nissan. Manny Esquerra finished second in the Ranger. Paul and Dave Simon led every lap in Class 7 4x4, scoring for Ford despite some pit time. John Swift was a long second in his Ford. Class 7S fell to Scott Douglas, also in a Ranger, and a last lap flat dropped Rob MacCachren, Jeep Comanche, to second. The 5-1600s ran within seconds of each other for half the race, but Randy Pettit and Jeff Digby did the fastest three laps for the win. Class 9 started out to be a close contest, but the Nevada rough took a toll. Rich Richardson and Kevin Perrault, Jimco, won by half an hour over Mike Currier and Joel Stankavich, Sandhawk. David Ashley took another victory in Class 3 / 14 in the Ford Bronco, again followed by the Jeep Scrambler of Don Adams and Larry Olsen. Brian Stewart led flag to flag in Class 6 in the Jeep Cherokee while Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell claimed second in their Chevy Nova. And Ramon Castro celebrated his birthday by winning Class 11, the only finisher. The final race in the 1989 desert series was the Baja 1000, the over 1000 mile trek from Ensenada to La Paz. After almost weekly shifting of the northern route the race got under way on time and drew 181 starters, a good number for the week long event. After a long transit Walker Evans led the Class 2 cars into the dirt, Evans entering his big Dodge in Class 2 to get an early start. The competition was tough and before · long Tim Crabtree, in Bob Gordon's Chenowth, was first on the road. Several front runners came to grief on the dark beach run, Bob Gordon and Mark McMillin arrived at the finish line together, but even with a penalty Gordon and Crabtree were second in Class 2. McMillin won the class by 24 seconds and was second overall behind Gordon's son Robby. Class 1 was a two horse race between Bill and Mike Church and Ivan Stewart. Stewart's troubles took longer to solve and he was second, 21 minutes behind the Churches, father and son. Class 8 provided the big excite-ment as it has all year. While Robby Gordon led all the way in the Ford, others stayed close. But at the finish the young Gordon won Class 8 by two hours over Dave Shoppe, Ford, and despite a heavy time penalty Robby was an easy first overall. The series points championship in Class 10 was up for grabs, and several teams were locked in tight combat, almost from the start. The favorites all had big troubles and the winners blew their engine a mile out and had to push the new Mirage across the line. But Dan Blain and Lou Peralta won Class 10 by seven minutes over Bill Poe and Fred Ronn. In Class 4 the points winner was out early, and Rod Hall and Jim Fricker claimed the victory for Dodge, and Buddy Renoe was second, also driving a Dodge. In class 7 Roger Mears put his Nissan out front from the green, had a perfect day on the desert and won by hours over Ernesto Arambula, Mitsubishi. Class 5 suffered high attrition and even the survivors had big troubles. It was Wolfram Klawitter and Matt Parsons who made it to La Paz first ahead of Rich Minga/ Bob Maynard in the Porsche. Any number of 21 starters in Class 1-2-1600 could win the long trek, and there were several leaders over the long miles. At the La Paz finish it was last year's winners, Scott and Bill Reams who did it again in their ORC. Nearly an hour back Jim Sumners and Rob Tolleson were second in a Mirage. Eventual Class 7 4x4 winner John Swift had some tight racing with Paul and Dave Simon down the peninsula, both driving Ford Rangers. The Simons faded and Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis got their Chevy S-10 home second. The 7S trucks had a similar tight run in Baja, and at the flag it was Chuck Johnson and John Johnson who came out on top in their Ford, about 50 minutes ahead of Spencer Low and Paul Delang, Nissan. Only six of the 15 starters in Class 5-1600 survived to finish, led to the flag by points champions Wayne, Daryl and Alan Cook, who were followed in just eight minutes by R .C. Jones and Paul Maxey. The course was a struggle for Class 9 cars, but Armando and Arturo T omado were out front all the way to the checkered flag.Well back on time but second in class were Rich Richardson/ Kevin Perrault. David Ashley had a flawless day in the Ford Bronco and won Class 3 114 by over four hours. Don Adams/ Larry Olsen were next in the Jeep. The Mini Mags voted not to race the 1000, so the next class away was 6. Evan Evans, with a lot of help from Brian Stewart, won by over four hours in the Jeep Cherokee. Arne_· Gunnarsson and John Johnston got to La Paz in second place. Cinching his championship, Ramon Castro drove the only finishing Beetle out of 11 to win Class 11. To salute each class champion properly, we are featuring pictures of their cars in action, with a brief report on how they won their title in the fifth round of the combined desert points series. A full list of the final 1989 standings is also included. -...... ~··""·,·~-9420 FLINN SJ:>RINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 Page 16 MINI MAG CLASS - CHARLES TOWNSLEY - Charles Townsley and his son dominated this new class by winning all of the limited desert events that were run except one. It was the Gold Coast 300 that spoiled their record, but at least they finished in second spot. A lot of interest has been shown in this new entry level class. 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NISSAN VEGAS 400 2nd Event of the 1990 HDRA/SCORE Series On Saturday, March 3, 1990, Everyone will have an Opportunity to see the Infamous ROCK GARDEN! On March 4, only a few will be able to say they CONQUERED IT! If racing across 400 miles of · the world's toughest terrain intrigues you, ther, we'll see you in Las Vegas on March 3. HOST HOTEL: Union Plaza Hotel ~'--CONlACf H.D.RA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: HORA 7Q.~l~!1:§~94 . LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89124 NISSAN

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SCORE/HDRA Banquet Caps Season in Style Evan Evans, who was also the from Sal Fish and Danny Gau. The joint SCORE/HORA awards banquet, at the LA Marriott on December 2nd, played to a full house, with hundreds of off roaders in their Sunday best: in attendance to celebrate their successes, or applaud those of their friends. The gala evening started with a no-host bar in the ante-room of the huge ballroom, and hundreds of thirsty celebrants had an hour or so to visit with friends and supporters. As always, the occasion brought out many folks who haven't been seen for a while, and the remembrances flowed fast and furiously over the toddies. Old timers were delighted to spot Charlotte and Coco Corral, who stopped at the gala after an early soiree in Charlotte's honor at the home of Dick Landfield. Char-lotte, fighting a heroic battle with cancer, was in a wheelchair, but was the same gutsy lady who won the affection of off roaders for years as a driver, and as a passenger with I van Stewart in her pick up truck. · . Th~ cocktail hour pn;tty much Page 18 overwhelmed the accommoda-tions, and so it was with relief that the hosts were able to finally open the doors and let the folks in to their dinner tables. The dining room, filled to capacity, faced a long table loaded with trophies, which had, at each end, a podium. There was one for HORA president, Danny Cau, and another for SCORE jefe, Sal Fish. The two· gentlemen had choreo-graphed a swiftly moving awards ceremony, which needed the cooperation of the awardees to work. One president would announce the award winner, but the other would actually present the trophy and/or check, and shake hands. This meant that if Sal Fish read out someone's name, the winner would be obliged to trot up to Danny Cau to receive his handshake and trophy. It kept the photographers hopping. The evening started with dinner, a tasty combination of chicken, steak and veggies, and then segued into the special thanks to members of the SCORE Officials' Association, the s·coRE Medical Team, the SCORE Contingency Team, SCORE Impound/ StaginglStart-Finish Team, B.A.R.R.A., The HORA Chief Steward, the HORA Contingency T earn, and the HORA Impound/Staging/ Start-Finish Team. The next items on the agenda were the presentations of the Overall awards, and the big winners of the evening were Tom and Bob DeNault, who teamed all year in their Class 1/2-1600 car, to win the Series Championship in Tom's name. Sal and Danny presented the huge trophy jointly, and the happy DeNaults accepted the honor as a team. Next up was Heavy Metal Champion, David Ashley, whose string of Class 3 I 14 victories helped him win the honor, and he too, took home a special trophy, as well as a $5,000 check from Ford. And the Mini-Metal Champion, Rob MacCachren, who drove a Jeep Comanche to victory in the points competition for the small tr'-!cks, received !)is February 1990 award from Fish and Cau also. Biker Larry Roeseler was the Motorcycle Champion, and Fred Wing took the series award for the ATVs. The Masters of Ceremonies then settled in to the business of presenting the trophies and checks to the class season points winners, and their hop-scotch system worked well, keeping the action moving, and still allowing time for those who wanted to say a few words to have their chance with a microphone. Not only did the points winners get to speak their pieces, but the runners up, and even third place points winners got a moment of recognition at the microphone. It was well done. There was then a spate of special awards, including a $10,000 check presented to the team of Dave and Paul Simon, winners of the Class 7-4x4 points, by BFGoodrich. And, before the handshakes had completely sto pped, Fo rd stepped up to present them with a check for $5,000, getting the Simon's 1990 season off to a healthy start. Bf Goodrich also presented Frank Vessels, the Class 8 season points winner with a $5,000 check, and Don-A-Vee Jeep gave the keys to a new Jeep to Don Adams, who'd been the highest finisher in the series to carry their banner during the year. Dusty Times publisher, Jean Calvin, was the proud recipient of the Vic V anElla award, a perpetual trophy presented by the Checkers Off Road T earn each year to the person deemed to have epitomized off-roading most during the year. Calvin, recovering from the recent amputation of her left foot, accepted the honor from . . Robby Gordon, Driver of the Year, for the second year running, thanks his sponsors for their support. Bob and Tom DeNault, flanked by Sal Fish, Karen La Pierre (Miss Toyota) and Danny Gau, grin as they accept the award for the overall season points championship. Rob MacCachren, Season Points Championship winner in the Mini-Metal Division, gets a good look at his new trophy. Dusty Times

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Dusty Times Publisher, Jean Calvin, thanks the SCORE/HORA membe-s.hip for naming her the Journalist of the Year. Dave Ashley smiles for the photographers as he accepts his award for the Season Points Championship in the Heavy Metal Division. Rookie of the Year, Scott Reams, thanks his parents and pit support for their help during the year. her wr.eelchair. The Yokohama 6-50 Club Awards were presented this evening also, and these honors went to drivers over the age of 50, who accumulated points in the best six of nine races (SCORE and HDRA events, and the SNORE 250). The winners this year were Danny Lerner, who took home the gold medal, Don Adams, who won the silver, and Walker Evans was the recipient of the bronze. The Toyota True Grit Awards, given ror top speed in Overall, Heavy Metal and Mini-Metal divisions, divided $10,000 among the three designations. This year Frank Vessels was the winner in both the Overall and Heavy Metal Divisions, which won him a prize of$6,667. While Roger Mears, the Mini-Metal victor, took home $3,333. The Walt Lott Sportsmanship award went to the Roman's Racing Team, in recognition of the good sportsmanship and helpfulness evinced by the team during and after the 1989 Baja 1000. . The program moved steadily along, and it was finally time to present the Off Roadsman of the Year Awards. The honorees in these categories are nominated by members of SCORE and HDRA, and then are voted upon by the _!_Ilembership, t__he results bein unknown until the night of the banquet. This year the three finalists for the Driver of the Year Award were Evan Evans, who drives in Class 6, Danny Lerner in Class 2, and Robby Gordon in Class 8, and for the second year in a row the young Class 8 driver, whC' finished the season with a string of overall victories, took the honors. The Off Road Photographer of the year award went to T rackside, a group widely recognized by off-roaders for their skill and knowledge of the sport. Tbe Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year this Year was Kawasaki, and the Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer of the Year award went to Chenowth, for the second year running. The SCOREIHDRA Contin-gency Company of the Year was BFGoodrich, and Frank DeAn-. gelo, race co-ordinator, happily accepted the honor. Entry Sponsor of the Year was Ford Motorsports, and then the award for Pit Support Team of the Year went to BFGoodrich, and DeAngelo was back at the podium to accept. The Off Road Journalist of the Year trophy went to Jean Calvin, Dusty Times Publisher; and Engine Builder of the Year was Mike Evans, for the second year in a row. Russ Wernimont, who ~~"'· ' Bob Bovters and Frank DeAngelo smilingly accept for BFGoodrich which won both Contingency Company and Pit Support Team of the Year awards. Dusty Times not only builds, but also rides in Robby Gordon's pickup, was elected the Mechanic of the Year for 1989, and Scott Reams, who teamed with his dad, Bill, to finish second in points in the huge 112-1600 class, was voted Rookie of the Year. The final award of the evening, always an emotional moment, was the announcement of the Off Road Person of the Year, annually voted to a person who has somehow attracted the notice of off-roaders for actions that express the spirit of the sport, or advance its recognition. This year t~e award went to a young man February 1990 who has done both. Evan Evans, voted Off Road Person of the Year, had first caught the fancy of off-roaders with his great display of driving skills, as he won race after race in his Class 6 Jeep. His. injury in a motorcycle accident during the summer seemingly ended a promising career in racing, but Evans was determined to drive again, and his great strength of will prevailed. Only months after the accident that permanently paralyzed his legs, Evans was back in the driver's seat of his Jeep, to start the Baja 1000. Off-roaders recognized his guts and determination, and the fighting spirit, by selecting him as the 1989 Person of the Year. On that high note the 1989 Awards Banquet adjourned, many of the attendees wandering to one or another of the cozy watering holes in the hotel, to continue the conversations started during the dinner hour. The banquet was memorable for being so expeditiously handled. It's a real chore to feed that many people, and give out that many awards, without spending the better part of two days at it. SCORE and HDRA are to be congratulated for their well honed presentation skills. Adjustabflit after installation. Nobody but Earl's has Swivel-Seal!M Nobody! Send $4.00 today for the Earl's full color catalog, Page 19

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Competition Review Board Report The Competition Review Board for the Baja 1000 was convened in La Paz, Mexico at 9:00 a.m. November 11th at the Hotel Riviera Del Sol. Attending the meeting were: Butch Dunn, Board Administrator, Checkers; Rich Richardson, Class 9; Lloyd Sukut , Class 5; Russ Welch, Class 2; Roger Mears, Class 7; Wayne Cornelius, Class 30; Bob Bog'danoff, Pit Support Rep, Armstrong; Frank Vessels, Class 8, Alternater; George Thompson, CRB Marshal, IDR~i Steve Kassanyi, Score Race Director; Bill W yck, Score Officials Assoc., Pres.; Reese King, Score Officials Assoc., V .P. Due to a prior commitment, Larry Roeseler was By George Thompson unable to attend the meeting representing Class 2 2 . He has been rescheduled to serve on the Parker review board. There were three cases heard by the Review Board and in the interest of clarity I am going to dispense with the usual practice of using only the entry numbers. All of these cases were important in that 'they affected not only the outcome of the Baja 1000 but also the year end points standings in three different classes. The first protest was brought by Score officials against Entry #200, Bob Gordon and Tim Crabtree, charging them with a violation of Rule G-39-A (illegal course deviation) in the area of ·AnENTION DESERT RACERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all Score and HORA desert races and other selected events. Check i.t out on contingency row Two different classes each event. ,:::,,_ •••• ······---Check Point #3. Iloth driver and co-driver appeared before the board to discuss the infraction which was stated as follows: At 2:47 p.m. on race day, I (Steve Kassanyi), received an officials' complaint, via radio, against #200 for short coursing. The complaint was made from Checkpoint #3 (San Quintin) and it dealt with the manner in which #200 approached the checkpoint. A checkpoint official observed #200 not coming down course and approaching the checkpoint in a prescribed manner, on the marked course, but having by-passed the dump area all together, cutting across the open field; then having seen the checkpoint, the competitor circled around and came back into it. A clear case of short cutting, according to the checkpoint officials complaint. "The time saving involved is perhaps two minutes, if that. The advantage of someone doing this could be to bypass the hazards of running through the dump where the cut glass and the junk and the nails are. It was not on the marked course. This is a long trash dump, probably_ runnin1for a mile or so. Trailers Our Quality Makes the Differenc~ * Many Equipment Options Available Medium Duty Truck Conversions We Have the Ability and . 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I-laving seen the checkpoint going by, they looped around and came back in through the checkpoint." The members of . the review board were concerned that this seemed to demonstrate a premeditated intent on the part of both #200 and #800. Having heard the complaint Gordon and Crabtree were summoned to give their side of the story. Tim Crabtree was the driver at the moment of the alleged infraction. "Well, I'll tell you what happened: I was the first car through and I guess I was the designated hitter. As I approached there were two cars parked right here (indicating that they were on the race course), and there was a big mound right as you get "to the dump and I turned right through there. There was a beaten path through there and that's where I went. You know we were racing; we were the first car, I was pumped up, I was hurt, and there were two cars right in the way, and there was a big mound on the right side. I just went that way, that's all. By the time we went down there and got turned around and came back, it was no shorter. I mean, we've got to put up with these things down here too, you know; if the Mexicans are in the way you've got to act instinctively to ·get around them." Here was Tim's situation as he made his approach to the dump. Confronted by two, slow moving vehicles, proceeding down the course about a mile from the checkpoint, and unable to pass on the right because of the terrain, he was forced to decided between waiting until they moved out of the way or going into the mire of the dump to pass. He was injured and confused from an accident some miles back and opted to take the beaten path as the most direct route to reach the checkpoint, where both he and the car remained until Bob Gordon showed up to continue their effort some 40 minutes later. In reviewing the testimony there are several points which bothered the review board members. Most obvious was the fact that both Gordon entries, who, it must be assumed, pre~run together, were cited for variations of the same violation, at the same spot on the course. On the other hand, it is difficult to imagine how a racer can be guilty of trying to gain an unfair advantage, which is, after all, the only reason to short course, when at the end of his short cut he gets out of the car and lets it sit motionless for 45 minutes. Other questions raised by the board could not be answered because the complaining official was not present to testify. While it is admittedly difficult to ask an official to come all the way from San Quintin to present his protest, it is nonetheless equally difficult to properly assess the facts without his presence. Much time was spent reflecting on various details surrounding the case, and everyone seemed to agree that he was guilty as charged. However the vote was split on the appropriate penalty. There was no doubt that this was a major infraction, but there were differences on the amount of time to penalize this entry. In the final analysis it was decided to issue this entry a letter of reprimand and assess them a 15 minute time penalty since, under the circum-stances, no clear intent to cheat could be established. Entry #800, Robby Gordon, was called in and informed of the charges against him, which were essentially the same as those against #200. "I was in the dust and it might have been worth, maybe ten seconds. I passed a vehicle there. When you go through there, it's marked, it's painted on the left hand side, which Crabtree also stated, so I stayed to the left hand side of the trees, and, you know I was running for the overall and trying to get through." He was asked if · he knew that in the course map and notes it was explained exactly how to go through the dump. It says to go down through the dump to the corner and turn left. "Correct, but you know there were many roads out there and you're in the dust and trying to pass someone and you see a road that's a hundred feet off course and you take it, just to pass that vehicle. All around, down here in Mexico, there are hundreds of roads. In some places you had five options." Steve Kassanyi asked, "Robby, when Sal Fish questioned you about this yesterday, did you make the comment to Sal, "I was not going to go through the dump and take the chance of getting a flat tire?" "Not exactly! What I said was 'there was a junk car in the road, right when you enter, the Mexicans pushed it out there so you would have to go out into the dump to get around it, and since I had to go off the course to avoid the car anyway, I was not going to go through the dump.' I did not pass the checkpoint, I pulled in before the cones and everything." After some discussion everyone agreed that intent to gain an unfair advantage was clear. It's true that we all avoid a silt bed, but the feeling was that this was different somehow. A junk yard is not a silt bed! Some felt that they might have done the same thing in similar circumstances. In either case all agreed that this was a Major infraction, clearly more serious than the case involving #200. Butch Dunn made these pertinent observations: "I admire him for his honesty. He didn't try to weasel out of it, but what he did was a lot more major than the previous group. There was definite intent. He saved time, he admitted it. He passed a car, and he didn't like the hazards that the course represented. He's got everything against him." According to the guidelines for a major infraction #800 could have received a time penalty of up to 4 hours if found guilty. In a split decision ( 4-3) the board voted to issue him- a letter of reprimand and assess him a 30 minute penalty. (The 3 voted for 15 minutes seeing no· difference between this case and that of #200.) 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felt that disqualification was the appropriate penalty, but the fact remains that historically, devia-tions of this sort usually are penalized 15-30 minutes. The final case involved the winning Class 10 finish of Dan Blain and Lou Peralta, #1009, protested for a violation of Rule G-38, in this case illegally assisted pushing of a race vehicle within one mile of the finish. This protest was filed by the #1097 entry of Poe and Ronn. This team actually put up a $500 protest fee to pursue this case, which I wanted to see returned. However, the competitors would not hear of it. Bill Poe, himself not a witness to this violation, had 3 witnesses on which he was willing to bet such a sum and told me to let it stand ... so I did! A considerable amount of time focused on an ambiguity in this rule as stated in the last sentence. "The vehicle must cross the finish line while under power ( engine running and propelling the vehicle, vehicle coasting, starter cranking engine, or physically pushed by its occupants)." Since this was a single seat vehicle, the case seems to hinge on the exact meaning of" occupants". It was unanimously decided that 'occupants' means anyone banded to race in that particular vehicle, so it was deemed legal that both Blain and Peralta were legal occupants and therefore eligible to push this entry across the finish line. The board heard from witnesses on both sides, and there was no conclusive evidence that any wrong doing had occurred. However, both teams insisted that the entire incident had been taped by ESPN and each claimed that the viewing of this tape would support their claim. The board seemed reluctant to make a decision until this tape could be seen, and it was ordered that the final results be put on hold until we return to the states and review this tape. It was also decided that Steve Kassanyi and I would make the final decision based on what we saw. Just prior to the Awards ceremony, I was offered an opportunity to view a tape made by someone in the Pennzoil pit, and I sought out Steve and we both viewed the tape. It clearly showed that they received no help whatsoever in pushing the car across the finish line. Kassanyi looked at me and said, "It's your call", so I declared #1009 the winner in Class 10. As the Marshal of the CRB I do not normally make decisions which might affect these cases, and I was not comfortable with the respon-sibility which was dumped on my shoulders. But I am comfortable that it was a fair ruling. During the more than three hours to this point of the meeting I had kept Walker Evans waiting outside, since it had been my understanding that he would be protested for allegedly failing to come to a complete stop at a checkpoint. As it was, this protest failed to materialize, but word reached me that W alker would like to address the board. Since he had waited for over three hours, I felt that the board owed him the courtesy of hearing what he had to say. "l wane to go on record as saying that I believe in this room and I believe in what the board Dusty Times and these gentlemen are all out to achieve. I am privileged to have been asked to sit on this board, and I haven't been able to do that yet, but I'm sure it will happen. What I want to say at this moment is that I know you had a couple of cases today that pertained to not being on the designated and marked course. The problem with just handing down time penalties for something like that brings up two bad points. Let me refer to both of them. All I have to do now is go find the short cuts, figure out the difference in time between the regular course and the time that I would probably be fined, and I get to run them, if that's the precedent we're setting." At this point some instruction was offered to Walker as to the possible penalties for these major · infractions, including disquali-fication, but he would have none of it. "Why don't we just have disqualification and then we don't have to worry about people wandering across our deserts, not only in Baja, but in the U .S. as well, and now we can't even pre-run. You are risking a two fold problem here. Now you are putting every one of these competitors out on the course wondering and thinking, Hey I heard of a short cut out there. I think I'll go chase it out. He's got no damn business being over there Gentlemen. The Officials stand up at the driver's meeting and say, "We're on a marked course, don't deviate from it. Why don't we set a precedent? Why do you even allow people to wander around out there prior to a race?" "Gentlemen, I just want to go on record saying if you allow this and just throw out penalties. and little fines, you're slapping a guy's wrist but you are not coming up and making a stand in life and saying (pounding a table), "God damn it, stay on the race course, that's why it's marked! Now, if the board cannot handle situations like that, then racers that believe strongly in staying on course have to go to the manufacturers and have to go inside and put pressure on and come up with cut and dried rules." As the Marshal of the CRB, this race marked my 25th Competition Review Board. I agree, in principal, with Walker's com-ments about the need to adopt stronger penalties for Major Infractions, such as course deviations. In fact, starting in 1990 we will be imposing position penalties for all those found guilty of a major infraction. As the Managing Director of the IDRA and the co-author of the Format and Guidelines for the operation of the Competition Review Board, I welcome the opportunity to work with anyone possessed of sufficient wisdom to come up with 'cut and dried' solutions to infractions that are never cut and dried, though they may seem that way to others. The Board adjourned at 12: 10 p.m. November 11th, bringing to conclusion the 1989 SCORE/ HORA racing season. On behalf of Frank Vessels, Advisor to the review board and the over 50 racers who served on the 1989 CRB, I would like to wish you all Good Luck in the coming year. FUEL SAFE THE #1 NAME IN RACING FUEL CELLS DRY BREAK VALVE Legal for NASCAR, USAC, IMSA, SCCA and SCORE. Mounts in variuos locations, this valve makes refueling safe and easy. It automatically closes when male probe is withdrawn to prevent any fuel spillage. Flows at a rate of 2 gallons per second. 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HODAG SO When it was Sunny, Dry and Warm in Wisconsin By Deb Freimuth When the first weekend in August rolls around, there's one event that is marked on the calendars of true mid west off road enthusiasts, that being the Hodag 50, endurance racing at its best, this being the thirteenth annual running in beautiful Rhinelander, Wisconsin. As always, the ATC vehicles start the weekend's racing, but this year the A TC racers paused for a moment of silence as the race was dedicated to the memory of a former Hodag 50 champion, Bryon Deede, who passed away earlier this summer doing what he loved best, racing. In the 2-stroke event, Joe Ludwig captured the championship with Mark Oberg taking first place in the 4-stroke class. The start of the 40 minute enduro races brought the Class 11 two seaters up for the green. Dave W oulf snapped off the early lead and ran without altercation the full length of the race. Gerry Cote took second off the start, with Guy Zahratka in third. By the sixth lap Zahratka soared past a weakening Cote with Gary Adelman running through the ranks, holding the car together to move up to third place behind W oulf still in first and Zahratka, Pagcn second. Steve Hanson completed eleven laps for fourth. The 12:30 time slot saw the wave of the green for Class 10 and 5-1600. Todd Wallace ran a flag to flag race to claim the Class 10 championship while Scott Schwalbe ran hard in second place until lap nine when a breakdown by Schwalbe put Terry Severson up in second place, with Schwalbe finishing enough laps to grab onto third. Roger Wolfe looked like he might have Class 5-1600 tied up-until a rock struck under his brake pedal, which seemed to start a chain reaction, with the final result being the loss of his rear wheel ( on the co-driver's side, so it must have been Terry's fault). The loss of the wheel also meant the loss for the Wolfe brothers and a victory for the Alaskan Phil Freimuth as he waved as he went by, on his way to the wave of the checkered flag. The Class 13s were next to the starting line with Dave Vorpahl and John Schultz running neck and neck until Vorpahl went too wide letting Schultz have a comfortable lead as he slid to the inside and drove right on to a victory. V orphal hung in to finish second with Pat Barne down several laps for third. Class 6, 7S and 3 rolled onto the track to run as a combined class and it was Rob Roberts in the lead, followed tightly by Brian Farrell, until Brian hit a track marker, on the hairpin, getting hung up on the first lap. Another two laps went by until Brian was able to get his Class 7 unhooked and back into the race. Meanwhile the leader, Roberts, began smoking and by lap four was forced to park his Class 3. Mark Zablocki became the new leader in his Class 6 with Donald Lang taking second in his Class 3. Lang only lasted one more lap and he too was out of commission, but Brian Farrell had come from behind to take second place, getting closer, closer, closer and finally passing Zablocki, two laps before the end to give Farrell the lead and the win. If we hadn't known better, a person would have thought the 2-1600 drivers drew positions for finishing, not starting, as Greg Smith took the lead, holding it right to the checkered, with Mike Sorensen, Bryan Frankenberg and Lester North starting second, third and fourth, and finishing second, third and fourth in a completely cut and dried race. February 1990 Thelastraceofthedaybrought 1-1600 buggies, with Scott out those crazy Good Old Boys Schwalbe slipping into an easy with Andy Nylund and Leonard lead followed by Todd Wallace Gehl battling for the lead with and Terry Severson, who only Nylundout-distancingforthetop completed two laps before spot. Kevin Teske took second retiring to the pits. Wallace too from Gehl, but after only one • ran a shortened version of the race more lap, both were out of the finishing only 9 laps while the race, putting the Wausay Bunch's leader Schwalbe just kept right on Donny "Snuggles" Graebel into screaming around the track on his second with Steven Martin waytoacushyvictory.GregSmith finishing third. snapped up another lead on his Saturday night's festivities way to a grand slam victory. Mark continued with a band providing Boerschinger quickly moved into some good old foot stomping the second place spot and ran out music for those who cared to the 40 minutes for second with dance, and also the presentation Bryan Frankenberg coming in of awards for those who had third. competed on Saturday. It looked like the Jack Flannery · Sunday morning dawned with a show as the Class 8s sped onto the definite chill in the air after track leading Dennis Ferdon and Saturday night's rain, but the chill Roger Lindsay in a cloud of dust. didn't hamper the enthusiasm of As the dust settled it was Ferdon the racers as Class 11 single in second, holding his position seaters came to the line. Dave behind Flannery all the way to the Woulf again snapped the early end of the race, Lindsay finished lead, but his buggy seemed to be a third, all completing 13 laps. bit tired after its win the day The last race of the day saw the before, opening the door for women get their turn with Mark Steinhardt to slide into first Rhonda Smith bringing home yet placeonthethirdlap.GerryCote another Smith win for the hung tight on Steinhardt and by weekend. Sue Farrell powered her lap seven snuck into the lead. Class 7 truck around for an Sean Stagvik maneuvered around overall second place with Clydene the track holding a tough third Stangvik driving son Sean's Class place. But back in the lead it 11 for an overall third place finish. looked like Cote's day as the Awards were all that was left white flag came out signalling only for the racers that day before they 2½ more miles to victory. headed their ways north, south, Steinhardt must have had the east and west, on to their same thought in his head, as he respective homes, after a good came up in a last ditch effort and weekend of hard endurance snapped the lead just in time for racing, looking for their share of the checkers with Cote sliding in the $10,000 guaranteed SODA for second. Endurance Series purse, with only Next up were the Class 2 and one more race on the circuit left. Dusty Times

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LOMBARD RAC RALLY A Veteran Finn Takes his First Major Victory Carlos Sainz and coadriver Luis Moya led early stages for Team Toyota, but placed their Toyota Celica GT-4 in second spot at the end. Pentti Airikkala, vet;;;an Fin.nish driver, and co-driver ·Ronan McNamee put their Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4 into a late stages position for the overall win. Takin~ splashy first in ·the two-wheel drive class and a strong tenth place overall was Malcolm Wilson and Ian Grind rod in their Vaux hall Astra GTE. A-fter 2J years in the sport, 44 year old veteran Pentti Airikkala finally won his first World Championship rally. Chosen at the last minute as the second driver in the Mitsubishi team after Mikael Ericsson, their preferred driver, was unavailable, he found himself competing again on many of the special stages he had covered on National champion-ship rallies earlier this year. A British resident Finn, Airikkala only took the lead three stages from the end, when his Toyota rival Carlos Sainz was delayed by technical problems. T oyotas had dominated the rally from the start up till then. All four of their official drivers were leading at some point before they were each afflicted by mechanical problems. The last World Rally of the '80s ended with a convincing demonstration of]apanese might. Turbocharged four wheel drive cars from the Orient took the top nine places, on an event they consider one of the world's prestige rallies, even though their cars had never won here before. Already champions Lancia withdrew their entries a month before the rally in order to prepare for the forthcoming Monte Carlo event, and with them went any hope of the Europeans beating the invaders from the east. The odds on favorites were the Toyota Celica Staring straight ahead to the finish 7s Gregoire de Mevis and co-driver Willy Lux as their Mazda 323 4WD takes them to a Group N victory and a twentieth place overall. * ~ ~ " Seisuke Ohba and co-driver Yasuo Kusakabe sport their matching striped Mitsubishi Ga/and VR-4 and helmets to a sixteenth overall finish. Dusty Times GT-Fours, and they held the top three positions right from the start on Sunday until the Tuesday night stages. The powerful Mitsubishis were outsiders, but their superior reliability and the eventual ID of their number two driver made many punters pay close attention. With McRae in Greece and Ericsson in Finland, number two drivers at Mitsubishi have been going well this year, emphasized by the poor luck of their leader Ari Vatanen. Once again Vatanen flattered only to deceive. He had minor troubles early on, then on day three flipped his car and fell back further. After that Ari was not in a position to challenge for the lead. Airikkala, however, drove with determination and was better placed to take advantage of the defaults of Toyota on the third day as the rally reached the Scottish border country·. Both Juha Kankkunen and Kenneth Eriksson had brake trouble, Juha also having alternator failure which denied him his spot lights in the night time border forest sections. Through the fourth day Airikkala was safely in second place behind Sainz and closing. It seemed he could overtake the Spaniard by the finish because he knew the stages particularly well. But Sainz withstood the cha'tle~ge now traditional first day of until the Toyota's propshaft 'spectatorstages'arean important snappedandthesteeringalsogave ingredient of the event, even trouble. Airikkala was therefore though these practiced sections lucky to win, but after so long a are very different in character to career when much of his luck was the secret forest roads to follow. of the bad variety, even his Until the day of the event, the detractors admired the way he forests still remain locked against finally gained his life's ambition. inspection by competitors. Co-Much of the format of the RAC drivers are given maps showing was just as before. The start which way the routes go, the bad reverted to Nottingham; novelties hazards are signposted, but included the way the route passed otherwise the driver must rely closer to London than for many completely on his own skills. 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Marc Hopf and co-driver Christoph Schomer carry on in another Mitsubishi Galan/ VR-4 to finish their rally in twenty-second position overall. Power sliding through an English forest is Paul Frankland and co-driver Keith Chipchase in their Peugeot 309 G Tl for a twenty-sixth place overall finish. # C ~ ~-Due to a road accident in the early stages, the sleek Audi 200 Quattro driven by Armin Schwarz and Klaus Wicha did not finish the event. Bl~GE-R I~ BETTER Upgrade the C. V.s and torsion a~les 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. ~~nvert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C. V. Joints. Convert Type JI stub axles and output bells to accept 9~ C. V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV C.V.s are threaded 3/8-24 . 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Of the 187 starters, the top Italians were missing as was Belgian Pascal Gahan, too recently released from custody after arguments about maltreat-ment of a rental car in Ivory Coast to come to Britain, and that event winner, Alain Oreille, who had already secured his Group N series title. RAC Rally stalwart and former winner Stig Blomqvist withdrew because his private Ford team could not raise sufficient sponsorship. Ford's efforts were half hearted with only one official entry for Italian Franco Cunico. new proviso, the leader wasn't a Scandinavian, but the Spaniard. 'Matador' Sainz is ready to take over the mantle of Toyota team leader the moment Kankunnen goes to Lancia. One suspects that Toyota's disappointment at losing the Finn is not as great as it once was. Carlos was steering clear of trouble and he first took the lead in Clocainog when Kankkunen uncharacteristically hit some logs. The lead soon went back to Finland, but Sainz stayed out of harm's way in Kidder where he regained the lead. It looked like Sainz's last night disappointment a t Sanremo would be avenged, but it was, in fact, to be reenacted. This was a curious event because so little of mechanical significance, Toyota apart, occurred. The Mazdas of Timo Salonen, Hannu Mikkola and lngvar Carlsson were completing the stages with impressive reliability. Their only meaningful problem was when Mikkola's gearbox stuck and he tipped the car on its roof. The Swede had a precautionary turbocharger change, while Salonen fell from fifth to seventh when he had a flat. The Fords started to disappear early, however, No sooner had Br·ookes retired than Colin McRae went on his roof temp-orarily. Later Cunico, just recovering from going off the road, collided with Colin as he arrived on the scene. Nobody was seriously hurt, but both cars were out. Mark Lovell was delayed with engine trouble, and Jimmy McRae str'uggled on but could only manage 12th place behind fellow Cosworth drive Gwyndaf Evans. The pace quickened as the rally wound down. Two drivers were fighting each other for the chance at their maiden world rally victory, and there were more retirements. Armin Schwarz went out the first day with a road accident and Sepp Haider was out with a broken driveshaft and lost too much time to continue. On the final morning the leading Group N cars all retired with mechanical trouble, and Belgain Gregoire de Mevius won Group N for the second year in succession with his Mazda 323 4WD, another Japanese success. Rallying in the '80s has now come to an end. Despite Llewel-lin' s two fastest stage times, British drivers are no nearer repeating the win achieved by Another team starting off from an underdog position were GM with their front drive Astra/ Kadett cars. Malcolm Wilson underlined his claim to be Britain's best if not the fastest driver of the day by finishing tenth after Per Eklund was excluded for running too late on the final day. Malcolm was also best two wheel drive. Britain's fastest driver on the RAC was current Open champion David Llewellin. Once again he had a works replica Toyota and ran among the works drivers early on in fact even led the rally after the second stage. But Llewellin was badly delayed with turbocharger trouble; later when he set out to prove his worth, the Welshman damaged his car at the same place where Vatanen had earlier rolled. David's teammate Graham Middleton was no luckier. When leading Group N in another GT-Four on the second day, he pulled off the road with a flat and got stuck. Serious gearbox problems lead to the retirement of Sebastian Lindholm and co-driver Seppa Harjanne's Lancia Delta lntergrale after a fine start. Once again, and notwithstand-ing perennial claims that the event is 'unfair' to foreigners, the ~isitors took charge but with a February 1990 Great Britain's Russell Brookes and co-driver Neil Wilson suffered severe enough engine maladies in their Ford Sierra RS Cosworth to leave them non-finishers. Dusty Times

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Roger Clark on the RAC in 1976. These days the once all conquering British cars are absent at the top level as well. The four wheel drive Cosworth is eagerly awaited, but what hope will this offer against the reliable technology from Japan, not to mention their universal commitment to motor-sport, even if the two wheel drive cars are still suffering engine failures. The times are changing. Even favorites of recent years such as Ari Vatanen and Bjorn W aldengard were off form, and Ari loses his international grading for next year as well.Yet, through it all a 44 year old comes through unscathed. The cars and the people change, but the magic of the Lombard RAC Rally and the Spraying their share of the local turf is Dave Metcalfe and co-driver Nicky sport remain. Grist in the nimble Vauxha/1 Nova GTE. USA Sand Drags Season Wrapup Mid-October held the last night race of the season and the last steak BBQat Murphy's Irish Pub, and there were a lot of people on hand to partake of the good racing and good food. George Shultz collected all the marbles in Pro 1-2 as he took 'Dune De Lorean' down the lane in a 3.378 at99.55 m ph . Shultz topped Tony Kotasek who pulled a red light in the 'Flinn Springs Special', a 383 Chevy V-8. 'Wanna B', a 396 Rodeck Buggy, and Walt Palmer proved to be a winning combination in Pro 4 as he went the distance in a 3.793 for 82.26 mph. Mike Gibson was a tick behind in 'Lite-N-Lethal', a 2387 VWBuggy. Bill Hale and 'Hale Storm' definitely snowed Robert Zerbe in Pro 5, his 350 Chevy Buggy down the track with 3 .944 for 71.31 mph. Roger Zerbe claimed runner up honors in his 2388 VW Dragster named 'Wipeout'. Gary Chez and Tony Enos went heads up in Pro 6 with Chez in 'No Sence Left', a 402 Chevy Jeep, picking up the win. Enos followed him home in 'True Grit', a 2180 VW. The winning time was 4 .202 for 70.64 mph. Larry Brown got down the lane first in 'Mr. Excitement', with a time of 4 .585 for 69 .93 mph in the 289 Ford powered Jeep for the Pro 7 win. Bob Cambridge was the also ran in his 327 Chevy Buggy. Pro 8 honors went to David Cox on a 500 cc Suzuki Quad in 4.841 at57 .76 mph. Paul Lunardi was just a shade behind in his Short Fuse Racing 2180 Buggy. Jack Weddle, and his 289 Ford Jeep 'R Delight' turned a 5 .182 for 55 .69 mph to win Pro 9 over Sheri Herdon in 'Minnie', a 1885 VW Sandrail. Gary Merserve took his 500 cc Suzuki Quad down the lane in 5 .553 for 41.68 mph which was good enough to top Terry Jefferies 2000 cc Pinto Buggy. If you wanted a Class that wasn't crowded it had to be Pro 11. John Courtemanche was the only one who dialed in at 5.70, and all he had to do was take the 500 cc Suzuki quad to the light without breaking out, which he did. David Den Hartog, a regular in the winner's circle, did it again taking Pro 12 on his 350 Yamaha _Quad. His time was 6.233 for Dusty Times 48.05 mph, putting Jim Rosa, on a 350 cc Twin Quad, in the runner up slot. Bob Cambridge moved from runner up to winner, as he turned a 4.456 for 68.18 mph for top spot in Sport 1. Larry Gilbert took 'Holeshot', his '3 7 Fiat with a 462 Chevy engine to the 'I was there spot'. Ed Neal on 'Mr. Ed', a 500 cc Suzuki Quad, was quickest in Sport 2 at 5.510 for 55.14 mph. Richard Sekiqawa had his 500 cc Quad there second. Tim Houser took an '82 Honda 250R and walked off with Sport3 with a time of 6.844 for 43.62 mph. Marla Kay Gustafson, always in the hunt, was a tick slower in her 2180 VW Buggy. Always a crowd pleaser, the Pee Wees saw a new face collect the gold. Jarrod L. Monday on 'Ultimate Warrior' turned the clocks at 11.436 for 26.30 mph. Kristie Harris on a 350 cc Honda was runner up. Junior honors went to Kevin Stevenson in his 350 cc Odyssey with a time of • 7 .655 for 30.52 mph. Gerardo Villa was close on his 350 cc Yamaha Warrior. Some very exotic Funny Cars turned out so the USA Sand Drag Association gave them a class. When attrition took the majorii:y of the field, all Bill Chambers had to do was make a pass. His time was a quick 3 .807 for 99 .00 mph in his 'Reaper', a 500 Chevy. The Sacramento based team were also the winners of the '88 Sand Nationals in Indio. Just four weeks later the Sand Drag season at Glen Helen OHV Park was over with the final show on November 12, this one in the early winter daylight. After hours of racing it came down to a runoff for $1.000.00 purses generated by the competitors during the year. In the Pro classes they broke it into two groups, 1-6 and 7-12. Obviously to make things as equal as possible the vehicles were handicapped. When it came down to it the spotlight was on Steve Parker, the winner of Pro 1-3 and Paul Becker, winner of Pro 6. Many thought that Parker was a shoo-in in 'The Animal', a 2775 VW Buggy, but in bracket racing anything can happen and usually does. Becker's 455 Buick V-8 Buggy wasn't the fastest, but he stayed within his dial-in and • the win light at the end of the lane came -on for him. His time was 4.283 for 63.46 mph. Parker went too quick and broke out at 3.228 and 100.55 mph. The money round in 7 -12 matched Pro winner Troy Tackett aboard a 250 Honda and Pro winner David Cox aboard his 500 cc Suzuki Quad. The win went to Cox who zeroed his dial-in time of 4.800 at 57 .i 1 mph. Bob Cambridge had a good time in the Sport Division parlaying his win in Sport 1 against Greg Cunning-ham into the overall win of all the Sport Classes, defeating Stephanie Ray. He drove a 327 Chevy Buggy. A let's let it all hang out, go for it match up between Tony Kotasek and D.L. King for the best two out of three saw D.L. win it on the last round with a run of 2.722 for 122.28 mph in his 149 VW dragster. Kotasek turned a 3.133 for 105.14 mph in his Chevy V-8. Ted Cheek had the winning time in Pro 4, as he got to the end of the lane in 3 .681 for 79.85 mph in a 2442 VW. Todd Groves, in a 396 Chevy Buggy, took full advantage of Carerie Chapman's break out in 'Short Fuse III' to win Pro 5 in 3.923 for80.50mph. Pro 7 with a 4 .50 dial-in was the domain of 'Mean Green Machine# l ', a 2016 VW Buggy with Jim Gustafson turning 4.552 for 60.01 mph. Runner up was Quinton Arnold Jr. who broke out in his VW. Richard Sedigawa took the Pro 9 honors on a 500 cc Suzuki Quad at 5.243 and 57 .36 mph. He topped Sheri Herdon in her 1835 VW sandrail. Jim Rosa moved into -the winner's circle in Pro 10 aboard his 350 cc Twin Quad with a 5.464 and 42.91 mph, besting John Courtemanche and his 500 cc Suzuki Quad. David Den Hartog only had to deal with three vehicles in Pro 11 and he did it by turning a 5. 786 for 4 3. 79 mph on his 350 cc Yamaha Quad. Pedro Villa in a 305 Chevy pickup was second. Mike Utterback took on 21 cars in Sport 2 and when it was all over his time of 5 .649 for 4 7. 7 4 was good enough for the win on his Honda. Stephanie Ray did the ladies proud in Sport 3. Don Fox was matched a·gainst Stephanie and February 1990 Co-drivers miss seeing most of the action as they read vital directions to their driver just as Johnny Johansson does here to Hakan Eriksson in their Peugeot 309 GT/. had a breakout in his Toyota. Stephanie took her 350 Chevy Luv to the light in 6.309 for 53 .92 mph. The Pee Wees and Juniors were the first ones to do their thing. It was Jarrod L. Monday making a return appearance in the winner's circle for the Pee Wees with a time of 10.236 for 24.44 mph on his Yamaha. Ben Lockett on his 80 cc Quad followed him home. Don Stevenson, the '88 Pee Wee Points Champ, was involved in a double break out with T im Guinn. Both competitors went under 7 seconds, which is a major no-no in this division. Both kids ended the day with a DQ, Trisha Schroeder, who picked up her first win on Saturday had just missed the runoff when she· was defeated by Guinn. USA Sand Drag Association finished their•\989 season on November 12. Their Awards banquet is scheduled for February 10th with the first race of the 1990 season happening on March 10th at Glen Helen. Coming Next Month ... SCORE Parker 400 Glen Helen Off Road Challenge MTEG Anaheim Stadium FORDA at Lakeland RAC Monte Carlo Rally ... plus all the regular feature~ NEW -::Rn-::lB/6 from ===RACNG PRODUCTS Ron Davis Racing Products now has two new sizes of Aluminum Racing Radiators for the serious off-road racer. All of our radi-ators have the latest fin and core design avail-able on the market today. 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BFGOODRICH POINTS RACE FINALE 1989 Oktoberfest Challenge at Varney Speedway By: Bah McRae Photos: Cam McRae t , .. :,,: f} A wild pack of 1-2-1600 buggies head for their start on Sunday afternoon's wet oval. Denis Carey (outside front) took the lead in the next turn which soon became a scorer's nightmare. The 10th annual Oktoberfest Challenge was held at the attractive 1 / 4 mile paved oval of Varney Speedway, north o f Mount Forest, Ontario on Highway 6. Only the third off , road event at this venue, the 1989 Challenge was the first not held at Bingeman Park, the famous hillside circuit where the event was created in 1979. With that track closed at the end of last year's season, the Ontario Off Road Racers Associa-tion found themselves with no place to race and were forced to find new facilities. Varney Speedway is located in the middle of Southern Ontario's agriculture heartland, and its classic small town bullring is traditional in both layout and setting. The Association has created a truley difficult course, with one high speed run inside the banked pavement and a twisty loop in a wooded valley below the oval. The run was short but proved to be a good one, with some long jumps, rough terrain, and a very steep power hill coming out of the valley. Wheel to wheel action on Saturday was never to be. Rains ALUMINUM RACING RADIATOR • 2 W D • 4 W D. • TR U C K • JEEP • PRERUNNERS • CUSTOM TUBE BENDING came and never left, dumping on the site with full force. This is also Ontario's tornado country, and that fact was not overlooked as golf ball sized hail and black skies tormented the area. For the first time in the history of Canadian off road racing, an event was cancelled because of the elements. On Sunday morning it was decided that the "Saturday" event would be run as shortend 10 lap sprints in the morning and "Sunday" events would be regular length (20 lap) races in the afternoon. 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George Volk began to drop out of the action, and was down to fifth place after Hunter and Desouza had passed him. Following Volk were Mark Williams and Joel Croft. Williams slowed back in sixth, and BFGoodrich's Croft got by him to take the position. After four laps of battle Croft's teammate Denis Boisclair was out in front, having passed Carey together with Dave Hunter. Desouza was in fourth, with Croft now in fifth having passed George Volk. Hunter was challenging Bois-clair, dipping around him for the lead as the cars were beginning to stretch out with the race drawing to a close. Joel Croft ultimately passed Carey for fourth, coming in behind Desouza. Massachusetts' Pete Punderson caught the initial lead of the combined Class 7 IChallenger race. Patrice McGrail thundered behind in his ex-Mazda team stadium screamer. In third was Curtis Jay, chased by the tidy_ Ford Ranger pickup of Marty Jones and then the Challenger buggies. Punderson stormed ahead, and along with McGrail was powering away from the pack. Clyde Aibson was having a great race in the Challenger class, dominating Terry Combes and Vache Shaninin. McGrail finally roared past Punderson on the third lap, virtually catapulted by the incredible power of his Mazda. . Curtis Jay passed Punderson two laps later. By this time McGrail was miles ahead. . Bob Joseph, a longtime off roader, had worked his way through the Challenger ranks and took the lead racing a car that was literally soaked up by the ruts. Punderson's bad luck contin-ued, and he eventually dropped out with mechanical difficulties. McGrail took the win for Mazda by almost a full lap! Marty Jones picked up second place, leading Curtis Jay and Challenger winner Bob Joseph. Clyde Gibson came in second in the buggy class: A good field of Class 3 trucks came to the line for the first heavy metal race of the weekend,. Randy Wirtanen got off to a roaring start, followed by Tony Michaud and Dennis Piccola. Wirtanen was charging in his well prepared truck, but Michaud was gradually gaining ground. Several circuits Dave Hunter was extremely fast and collected the Class 1-2-1600, Class 10 and Class 1 victories, but didn't fair as well in the oval events. Raynald Vaillancourt had a fair weekend taking an aggressive second in the morning and suffenng mechanical woes later on. Dusty Times

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behind. McGrail was not in perfect form however, and he slowed just enough to allow Righter to repossess third. A gleeful Dave Hunter collected the checkered flag at high speed, his second win of the morning! Woods took second, Righter third, with McGrail and the remaining vehicles far behind. Bill Lefeuver showed his abilities by nearly taking the Class 10· race until his engine quit, and by winning the afternoon's oval run with ease. Brian Norris from Michigan bent his front end in the 1-2-1600 race, but raced on to finally take the win without repairs. A thundering bunch of Class 4 trucks took the green for the last dry race of the event. Paul Plunkett always builds a great truck, this year's new wave Chevy bodied creation was no exception and it took the lead of the race, with Greg Toneguzzo's Pancake Bronco and the BFGoodrich TA Team close behind. Plunket showed the way with _T oneguzzo on his bumper. BFG's Milan Mazenec and Barry Wannamaker stayed close· to the action, probably hoping that Toneguzzo and Plunkett would break as their fight got vicious. line for sprint. They ended up staying there for more than half an hour .when the race was halted because of trouble in the pit area. It turned out that someone was having a heart attack. Wayne Allen and co-driver Sam Gould power through the_ lower course silt for a consistant third spot finish. A lot of racers have first aid training, and Joel Croft was first on the scene, applying CPR. Marty Jones, an Ontario ambu-lance driver was right with him. They called for Michigan's Steve Norris who was waiting on the Class 10 start line. A paramedic, Steve drove his buggy to the'' paddock area and they all joined I the trackside medical people in ' aiding the stricken man. Despite,. the number of qualified people, later they were neck and neck, bumping and banging as they flew out of sight into the valley. As they came back into view Mechaud was far ahead, having passed Wirtanen in the rough stuff below. Dennis Piccola also passed Wirtanen, and was chasing Michaud. Wirtanen continued to drop · back as Bill Hood passed him and started to challenge Peccola. Hood was all over him, and the two duelled until Hood got by to take second. Michaud extended his lead, leaving Hood, Piccola and Wayntc-Allen all rac!ng behind. With one lap to go Jeft Sam Gould, Wayne Allen's co- . Sargent made a wild outside dash driver, died on the way to the around Allen and took fourth hospital. place. But Allen wouldn't give up With a subdued Steve Norris repassing to regain the position. back on the line, racing was once Michaud took the checkered again underway. Dave Hunter flag, but as he roared past, word took the lead into a multicar jam came from the marshals that he in the first turn. Greg Dinsmore had missed a jump on a back got inside of the mess and jumped I section of the track. The win was . out in front, only to have Hunter; given to B_ill Hood. followed by fly past him. Denis Boisclair and · the "Rainbow Revenge" truck of · Raynald Vaillancourt were right Dennis Piccoal. Wayne Allen was after Dinsmore, with Vaillancourt , third and Jeff Sargent fourth. on the heals of Boisclair as they (Class 3 has been a really good went out of sight. class to watch in 1989!) Bill Lefeuvre was coming alive Nine Class 10 cars came to the at the back of the pack. The veteran BFGoodrich driver shot past Dinsmore, who had been passed by both Boisclair and Vaillancourt. Boisclair got hung up in a corner, almC>st giving third to Vaillancourt. Boisclair recov-ered, only to spin out on the front straight and have Vaillancourt pass him. Lefeuvre was roaring ahead, keeping the pressure on, putting lots of daylight between himself and Dave Hunter. Barely touching the ground, Bill showed off the high powered Berrien that has earned him.many victories. Then disaster struck. Lcteuvre maae a flyby past the grandstand, pulled BFGoodric"t rep Chris Curtis poses with team driver Barry Wan~naker after off the track and st0PPed in his tracks, his motor having given all their muddy victory. · that it was willing to. Hunter took the win, and Vaillancourt, getting crossed up and almost running through the mudbog pit, took _second. Dinsmore took third, Paul Robertson fourth, and Ed Righter fifth. Dave Hunter lined up for another race, the melting pot Class 1 Unlimited event. This unusual event pitted Hunter, his teammate Ed Righter, and Larry Woods against an odd assortment ofVW Bugs and Patrice McGrail's exotic Class 7 stadium entry from Quebec. Larry Woods raced to the lead Greg Tonequzzo flies off the back straight launcher to take a close second on • in a quick machine, with Hunter the morning race, but was engulfed in the afternoon mud bog. and Righter right behind him. Dusty Times February 1990 Woods dominated until the halfway point, where he inexplic-ably dropped back and let Hunter and Righter both by.Woods then regained power and was trying to make up the lost positions. Bill Lefeuvre, having fixed his disabled buggy came back out for points. While Righter and Woods were fighting it out, Hunter was gaining a huge lead. Woods sucessfull y pas-sed Righter, soon to be followed by McGrail, who had been trailing Toneguzzo was now hounding Plunkett, losing ground on the straightaways but nipping at his tail at every corner. It was all Plunkett could do to keep the other driver behind him, often u~~ng !Jr DESERT LOCK OUTER Red Anodize Constructed of all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light weigfJt and optimum strength ·•At last,a quality bead lock.designec;I for Off-Road racing . - · * All parts are available separately *In stock -Ready for shipment For Todays' Sophisticated 8"-10" 15" UNLIMITED SPORT TRUCK BAJA BUG 13" MIDGET MODIFIED MIDGET. 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Paul Plunket held off Tonequzzo in one of the hardest fought battles of the weekend to finally take the Class 4 win. lllr' the sheer bulk of his truck to close the door in the tight and narrow corners. All the trucks were getting more and more abused by the terrain, and between paint trading and the ruts, Plunket's body was now hanging on a 15 degree tilt! Toneguzzo tried everything including a risky high speed outside run on Plunkett, but was continually shoved to the outside. . . -Plunkett held on for the win, ending T oneguzzo's high spirited challenge. Mazenec and Wanna-maker took third and fourth respectively for BFGoodrich. Timed obstacle course racing and mud bo_gging excitement would fill the time between the morning and the afternoon wheel to wheel action. Needless to say, the bogging pit was good and sloppy for deep digging competi-Tony Michard had a fine weekend with his powerful rig by placing high in the lead pack in both races. tion. As the exotic vehicles were throwing around the wet stuff in .the pit, a lot more of it was collecting in the sky. With every mud racer through, the sky turned blacker, until the track lights came on and the rain started. For a second day in a row the Oktoberfest Challenge was caught unaware in a downpour, with racers hurriedly packing up to regain ground, and was soon up in third behind his perennial rival Joel Croft. Croft would take home the season championship if Williams didn't get by him. Norris, having recovered from earlier spins passed under Righter to take third behind Boisclair. Bill Lefeuvre romped to the win, as well as the Class 10 overall points championship. Lefeuvre later learned that his fantastic driving abilities had taken him to the Ontario Association's BFG sponsored overall points champ-ionship. Way to go Bill! Teammate Boisclair took second, Norris was third, Dinsmore fourth and Righter fifth. With most of the Class ? /Challenger entries either packed up after the storm or broken it was a motley crew of survivors that came to the track. Curtis Jay's truck was pitted against the Challenger buggies of Clyde Gibson and Bob Joseph. Predictably it was Jay in the lead as they went around for the first time. But the much smaller car of Clyde Gibson was soon to capitalize on the large vehicle's mistakes, and slipped past. •••-------------------------1111111111■ ca rs and equipment, most assuming that the weekend was Norris took a we 11 deserved win in his damaged car. It took a good driver to handle that and to negoiiate the slippery conditions. Crof kept second, giving him the seas n. Williams was third, putting him behind Croft in the year end points race. Boisclair held onto fourth with Lisa Volk in fifth. According to Croft racing on the wet pavement was a lot of fun! Bob Joseph was not having such an easy time of it. 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In another first for Canadian off road racing history, a race was being run, and a championship decided on a paved surface. The off road track was now gumbo and unpassable for the buggies, so it was decided that the 1-2-1600s should race on the partially muddied 1/4 mile oval track. How did the rock busting off roaders fair? After sorting things out they were fine! Dennis Carey again took the lead as the pack sped around for the first time. Carey S_Pun wildly on the mud-slicked pavement, sending cars everywhere and giving Brian McDonald the lead. Last year's 1-2-1600 champ Mark Williams emerged from the fray and roared past McDonald. Right behind Williams were Brian Norris and Andre Desouza, who both passed McDonnald. With eight laps completed it was Williams turn to spin out in the first turn. Norris was right there to catch him, as was Desouza, Carey and most of the field. The slippery surface was starting to take its toll! Desouza was the next driver going in circles, putting him far behind. Denis Boisclair was now in second, followed by Dennis Carey and usual frontrunner Joel Croft. Then it was time for the Class 10 chargers to test the effect of added power on slick track racing. Bill Lefeuvre assumed the lead in. his BFGoodrich Berrien and never looked back. Behind him Steve Norris was the first to spin, with Denis Boisclair, Raynald Vaillancourt and Dave Hunter dodging to avoid his spinning vehicle. With years of oval track experience, including many laps in a ministocker at Varney, Lefeuvre tackled the challenge like a World of Outlaws compet-itor, powering down the straight and diving down for a tight apex in the corners. Making it look like dry conditions, Lefeuvre was obviously having a good time as he did laps around the entire field. In second was Boisclair, with Vaillancourt, Hunter and Greg Dinsmore sliding behind. Hunter spun, sending the other racers into instant disarray. With cars going by him on both sides, Hunter again lost contact. Now way down in the action, he did it a third time, indicating that he was having serious problems. Raynald Vaillancourt was holding third, until he suffered mechanical woes and retired, giving the position to Ed Righter. Righter was immediately lapped again by Lefeuvre and then lost it, sliding all over the track. Steve P~¾r®IWFt ·~""=' " Brian Norris was having a great race competing with a bent , outside suspension that was angled perfectly to the high banking. Suddenly Norris spun out in front of traffic and had to scramble to keep the lead. Boisclair was now right on his tail, looking for a good place to pass. Croft, meanwhile, ws held up behind backmarkers Carey and Ed Righter. Boisclair saw his chance, driving neck and neck wth Norris and using all of his power. In the process he fell out of the groove and soon found himself loop de looping the Racing returned to the full course for the Class 3 finale. The "track" had been reduced to a slurry from end to end, complete with sloppy ruts and water holes. Ken Selkirk was first into the oozing liquid, followed by Jeff Sargent, Tony Michaud and Randy Wirtanen. After that point, every vehicle looked the same, covered in Ontario's finest. Dennis Piccola 's was the first dead truck then Larry Woods dropped out, both vehicles overstressed by the conditions. Coming ba~k out of the valley, Jeff Sargent took Ken Selkirk for the lead. Randy Wirtanen also passed Selkirk and then chased after Sargent. Most of the other competitors were stuck at the bottom of a hill in the back area. Sargent was having a surpris-ingly good race, Wirtaner was in second, Selkirk in third and Tony Michaud in fourth. Michaud began to challenge Selkirk, and was successful after several laps of fighting. Sending a shower of mud onto the oval, Sargent slid in the goo allowing Wirtanen by for the win. Michaud took second, Selkirk third and Sargent limped in for fourth, showing signs of tire and suspension damage. As the last Class 3 trucks were BFGoodrich car into the mucky A barely recognizable Randy Wirtaren survived the tough conditions and took marbles. Mark Williams started the Class 3 honors in the afternoon. February 1990 Dusty Times

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~.;..I. .~·,~":;~ . - . . ¥ ' "' • «> • !II Barry Wennamaker's powerful truck pulled him through to a muddy Class 4 victory as everyone wondered how any racer could finish in these conditions. pu,lled out of-the mud, a whole was -first at the gree n flag, !).ew group of clean vehicles were followed by Greg T oneguzzo, led to the tortuous circuit. Only BFGoodrich-teammate Milan four Class 4 monsters dared face Mazenec and "Saturday" winner ~he challenge. Barry Wannamaker faul Plunkett. The 1991-1992 rule book is in its final throes of being written and edited. This is a dynamic time, a hectic time, when we are finally confronted with real issues that have to be met head on before the book can go to press. I won't bore anyone with a lecture on how difficult it is to those of us who have to make the hard decisions, but I would. like to discuss the state of the rule book, class by class, to convey a sense of how much participation there is by competitor, manufacturer and other directly affected parties and what sort of reasoning is going into the changes we propose for the new book. First there is the matter of combining Classes 1 and 2. That issue is far from resolved. To most of us, it seems a logical thing to do. The pluses: (1) To have. two unlimited classes seems redundant; (2) it would result in a bigger and better class than either one alone, allowing entrants the freedom to run with or without a co-rider from one race to another, for one example; ( 3) the purses would be larger with classes combined than they are now; ( 4) everyone in both classes is trying to win overall anyway; (5) it would solve the fairness issue of who goes first to start each race. So what's the beef? Well, from what we understand about opposition to this proposal, there is a fear of the unknown among some competitors, mostly in Class 2. It's apparently fear that someone will come up with a great technological breakthrough that would make Class 1 cars dominate the new.y combined class. Any argument that Class 1 cars, weighing less, would have an advantage over Class 2 cars doesn't appear to hold up in light of the fact that even heavier Class 8 trucks have won four races this year. Basically, that's it. I haven't heard any other reason advanced 1 that we shouldn't combine the two classes. Shock towers may be additionally supported to the frame by not more than two 1-inch diameter tubes. SHOCK TOWERS MAY NOT BE PART OF THE CHASSIS." In Class 3 the main issue is wheelbase. Shall we make the maximum 104 or 108 inches? Proponents of both lengths make good arguments for their cause. The longer the wheelbase, theoretically, the better the handling. And we are dealing with two different types of sports utility vehicles. The older models are represented by Dodge Ramcharger and Bronco, while the shorter, downsized mode 1 4Runner, Pathfinder, mini-Blazer, mini-Bronco, Isuzu and Mitsubishi Montero need to be made competitive in the same class. The new rule proposal would allow builders of the 104 inch wheelbase or shorter with a V6 engine to step up the chassis in the rear with no narrowing. Chassis that are stock from 104 to 108 inches powered by V6 or VS enginse would remain stock. Last time we discussed the fact Plunkett passed Mazenec, soon to start smoking as he went out of sight into the valley. Toneguzzo began to challenge Wannamaker, who had BFGoodrich rep Chris Curtis in the co-driver's seat. With the sponsor on board, Wannamaker charged ahead, sending curtains of liquid mud everywhere. Soon, with Tone-guzzo close behind he was lapping rival Milan Mazenec. Plunkett continued to smoke and dropped out, as did T oneguzzo. This left only two trucks running, and barely! Wannamaker, who is usually extremely fast, could hardly make it up the slurry and rock strewn hill! Visibility was at a minimum and it was all Mazenec could do to keep going. ~annamaker took the win, ,that Class 4 is moving toward the same engineering philosophy of Class 8, namely open production. Currently Classes 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 are open production classes, . while 7S and 7 4x4 are what we refer to as stock production classes. Open production means that in the context of stock frame chassis, the rules are more open. In the new rule book straight axle vehicles will be able to have stepped-up frames so they can be more competitive with A-arm and I-beam suspension vehicles. In Class 4 the straight axle trucks are the Dodge D-150, Jeep J-10 and J-20. It is felt that by giving them latitude they will be competitive with Chevrolets and Fords. Class 5 has had its own controversy, presence of the Porsche chassis, body and engine. At a meeting, competitors resolved that Porsches should be eliminated out of the class. Now there has been a reaction from the Porsche supporters, we hear from· the grapevine, and there is said to be another petition circulating that calls for Porsches to be legal again. It's difficult to comment on this development, since we haven't seen the petition. But the thought that the re may be something out in circulation there keeps the rule book open at this point. Class 6 co!l!petitors met earlier Competitors in Class 1-2-1600 have spoken on the issue of keeping a stock shock tower concept. The majority has voted in favor of it . So now the proposed new rule has been circulated to the class through the Part No. 26000 Features Athletic Inner-Sole Available in Red, _White, Blue, Black Sizes 5-13 (Mens) Another World Class Product from -SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS class rep. It reads: . Charlotte Motor Speedway posing for a victory (survival) photo as soon as his dripping truck was on the trailer. His T earn T I A mate Mazenec took second. These two excellent drivers also finished the season that way. Mazenec is now thinking about the hot and dry Mint 400, where he will be competing for the second time. This outing will be in a brand new truck built specif-ically for desert competition. It has been a wild season and a crazy season. Although everyone missed Bingeman Park track where it all started in 1979 the Varney Speedway track had proved itself a good new home for the Oktoberfest race. Bingeman had also been the host for many ·other . races over the years, its rutted clay had been the cradle of in the year at my shop and discussed quite a few changes they wanted in the 1991-92 rules. Class 6 has been recategorized from stock production to open production. Some of the proposed changes have been discussed in this column earlier. If you are interested in the deatils, please contact the class rep. He has the latest draft of the new rules. Controversy also continues in Class 7, which is the perennial battleground of manufacturers. Domestic manufacturers want to run their readily available, stock 4 .3 liter engines, which would be unfair to the Japanese truck builders. The largest available Japanese engine is 3.2 liters. To resolve this difference, we have turned to working out a weight differential. A weight-to-piston displacement formula has been suggested, but it's not fair to the domestics. If adopted, it would call for Fords and Chevrolets in this class to weigh 4 ,300 lb., which is to say 100 lb. more than the full size pickups. What we are looking at now is a 500 lb. weight differential, 3 ,200 cc for the imports and 3,700 cc for the domestics. Stay tuned. We've eliminated the require-ment for windshields in Class 7S, making them optional as early as 1990. Bed requirements have also been eliminated in 7S, as they Made in the U.S.A. ORDER TODAY!! off road racing in Canada. For the next season the Ontario Association of Off Road Racers will hopefully find an equivalent, as well as a site for the homeless Bancroft 4x4 Challenge. At the time of this report, the Associa-tion had seven dates locked in place, all are oval track venues. Four will be held at Brighton Speedway and three at Varney. Potential exists for an open country track tentatively called "Blackstock Raceway" located just north of Bowmanville , Ontario. In the meantime, the Associa-tion and all of us involved in Canadian off roading extend our sincerest sympathies to Sam Gould's family. Sam was a racer, one of ours. He'll be missed. have been in all the truck classes. The latest proposal in 7S is to open up engine specs to allow 3 liter V6 engines. Chevrolet, for instance, doesn 't offer a 4-cylinder engine with the models that can run in this class. In Classes 7S and 7 4x4 there will be a new weight Jimit, up from 2,500 lb. to 3,000 lb. We've established the intent of the rule book that Class 8 trucks are to be "full size" pickups, along with the racing vehicles in Class 4, but here comes the tricky part. Our rule book doesn't yet have a definition of what is "full size." So before we can go any further with the new rule book, we have to define the term "full size." There's another controversy to be resolved. In Class 4 and Class 8 we are rewriting CR 22 to read that the two classes will be restricted to vehicles powered by VS engines. In general, the new rule book will deal with another unsolved problem, outer fender panels in all the open production classes. We have proposed to drop the measurements, because the rule has been widely ignored and poorly enforced. Whatever car builders do with this problem, any vehicle with altered outer fender panels will still have to pass inspection o f the technical director. ~ SATISFACTION GUARANTEED ~ - ..._ - • Clip and mail to Race Center nearest you.- - - - 1 SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS please send me___pairs of "FAST TRACKERS" in size Color ___ _ Name ______________ _ Address_______________ I City________________ I State __________ Zip. ___ _ "Shock towers must remain attatched to the front beam. 22630 S. Normandie Ave. Torrance , CA 90502 (213) 320-7231 S-725 Hwy. 29 N Harrisburg, NC 28075 (704) 455-3711 I have enclosed payment of$._______ I Charge to my _ Visa _ MasterCharge I L Card No._______ Expiration date. ____ ..J ---------------Dusty Times February 1990 Page 31

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THE tOTH ANNUAL SNORE 150 Brian Collins Wins the Fall Clilssic in Nevada The annual SNORE 250 is the flagship event for the SNORE Club each year. Back in 1970 the first SNORE 250 was also the first professional event organized by the club. The race, which drew all the then stars of the sport, was two 125 mile laps over mountains, dry lakes, and rocks. The start/ finish was at the end of Tropicana Blvd., westofl-15, and aimed the cars over ground that is now Spanish Trail, a plush Country Club community now. Twenty years later the race was heavily restricted on usable land, and the trails out of Jean, Nevada that they could use were well used and mostly familiar to the participants. But, the challenge of the southern Nevada desert never changes ... it will be dusty and there will be some silt beds, for sure. Just a few weeks after the SNORE 250, the HORA Gold Coast 30Cf was scheduled to use many of the same trails, and was also the first series event in which no pre-running was allowed. So, the SNORE 250 gained some extra entry as some serious series points hunters used the September SNORE race as a pre-run for the October HORA event. Over 110 cars -,hawed up this year. The SNORE event this year was dedicated to the memory of Russell Job, one of the founders of the club, and it was also a special memorial for Roy Taylor who passed away recently. The Unlimited cars started first and fairly flew over the desert. Five started in Class 1, and at the end of one of four required laps Trqy Herbst led Jerry Leighton by a minute and James Barbeau was another 1 7 seconds back in a real dog fight. However, both Leighton and Barbeau were out of the race -on the second lap and Herbst, after a 1 :05 first lap, took over four hours to do the second round. Larry Gilmore/Jim Bunty had the lead by about three minutes over Doc Ingram/ Bill Krietlow midway, and increased the lead on lap 3, but did not finish the final lap. The four lap winners were Doc Ingram and Bill Krietlow in Class 1. Gilmore/ Bunty claimed second, Troy Herbst third. Class 2 fielded a heftty 13 starters, but a dozen of them watched the dust of Brian Collins and Bruce Graves in a Porsche powered Chen ow th all day. Collins led the last half, set fast lap on the final round at 1 :05: 17 just ten seconds slower than Troy Herbst's fast lap of the day, and won the race overall with a four lap time of 4:29:03. Tom and Steve Martin in a R_ac~co led Need action photos? Call us for proofs! Trackside Photo,· Inc.-Racing photography since :1970 "-is_':-~:.J.!:::: i, Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads-Commercial & Product Photography Page 32 1507 East Del Amo Blvd. · Carson, California 90746 (213) 609-1772 · February 1990 ... -Collins on the first lap by 15 seconds, then increased their lead to half a minute midway in the race. But they dropped a couple of minutes here and there and finished second in Class 2 by over eight minutes. In the early hunt in Class 2 was Bob Richey, but he only did two laps in his Raceco/ Porsche, and Aaron and Steve Hawley, running third when they disappeared on lap 4. At the flag Tommy and Kelly Bradley took third, followed by Danny Letner/ Henry Berjdah} an_d Tom Bra~ley Sr. .... and Curt-Joh~son.-In-sixth Jim and Wendell Smith were the last four lap finishers in Class 2. Seven strong teams started in Class 10 and it started out very close. The Kevin McGillivray team set fast lap for the class on the first lap of 1:14:22, but, that was their only lap. Midway John · Ellenburg had about a three minute lead on Mike Peterson, and Steve Rebeil, with Tim and Ed Herbst co-driving, was back another five minutes. Meanwhile John Babcock failed on lap 2, and the interesting team Dusty Times

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Dusty Times .. ->:•<' . -. (' .. "!. . . ,__ finish the fourth lap as did Dan Bradley / Hal Flippin who also had a three hour first lap. After three laps Rebeil led Ellenburg by eight minutes, Peterson used an extra hour and soon retired, taking third place anyhow. At the flag Rebeil and the Herbst brothers won Class 10 by about eight minutes over John Ellenburg, who drove alone as always. A husky field of seven, huge for a SNORE race, started in Class 5 and Jim and Ed Madison led the first round by just under two minutes over LeRoy Van Kirk and Rick Rowland. Nobody else was close and one was already missing. Midway Van Kirk took the lead with fast class lap of 1:15:24, Madison had trouble and dropped to third, while Joseph Trimino and Chuck Dod-son were just four minutes faster in second place. of Rob MacCachren, Brian came back strong. Must have Stewart and Steve McEachern had gotten their pre-running done a three and a half hour first lap but· early. However, they failed to Van Kirk lost an hour on lap 3, Trimino continued to lead and now Will and Frank Williams were just ten minutes back in second. Two more bit the dust on lap 3, and when the checkered flag came out the winners were Joseph Trimino and Chuck Dodson. The Madisons were less than two minutes back in second and six minutes ahead of Williams. Row-land salvaged fourth with a finish. Classes 7, 7S and 8 all ran together but euned separate points. Of the llr-• COMPETITIVE PRICING • UNBEATABLE CiUALITY EXCELLENT SERVICE LOUIE UNSER RHIIG/IGll!S BOB ~~!.€-~ TOYOTA .. ~ RACING DE\IELOPMENT .i,fl{~. • ■ ■7171 RADIOS FOIi RACING R.L.H.-ENTERPRISE unlden·R"J.'676s DAVE SHOPPE n tJ/1~~ Ii.! SHEL ONAL ~R~ . • • \ t:u,y..i.~9t7d:wi-~ IUCII ~"""__..,..,.,.... LESLIE'S DRIVEUNE SERVICE MASTERCRAFT \¥RKi!\l ,. [HDIRE] I N15KDESEITDFFIDAD[ITIUSIASTS SHERMAN BALCH ~----. \-RACING , 1~,~~~1 '~ ~ CHENOWTH --, CENTERFDRCE Mike Lesle Racing OVER $5,000.00 CONTINGENCY POSTED AT EVERY SCORE/H.D.R.A. EVENT Race Car Lettering • Racing Numbers • Custom Decals • Silk Screening • Die Cutting • Signs • Magnetic Signs • Banners • Window Lettering 1B0B5 Redondo Circle • Huntington Beach, CA 92B4B 714/843-0444 • FAX 714/843-0143 - . -February 1990 Page 33

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.. Ir seven starters, two Jidn't make a lap and two more only covered one lap. Out front · after one round was Thomas Coon in the only Class 8 running, but Don Lindfors was only 23 seconds behind him in his Class 7, but Lindfors vanished on the second lap. Coon lost time mid-way and Dennis. Rogers had the lead in his 7S truck by about two minutes. Rogers held his lead, now over 30 minutes on the third and final lap as Thomas Coon lost more time but did finish second. Class 5-1600 is popular with ,.,. · SNORE racers and 14 were on the line at the SNORE 250. This time the class had to cover just three 88-90 2WD HEVROLET Page 34 I • IT Used & Mfg. by NELSON & NELSON RACING, OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONS Call or write for info: Nelson & Nelson Racing . . 37157 Industrial Ave. Oept. 0-1 Hemet, CA 92343 (714) 925-1936 FAX (714) 658-3463 laps for an official finish. SNORE tries to schedule the distance so that all the class winners finish about the same time. When a class has a winner, then, regardless of how many laps the 9ther class cars have completed, the rest of the class is flagged in the next time they reach the finish line. The Turbo Lamke team in-cluded such heavyweights as Mike Lesle and Jack Ramsay. The Lamke Bug turned fast lap for the class on the first round to take a slim lead, 41 seconds, over Rich Fersch and Darryl Gibson. Tom Mace/Dan Mustoe were third about eight minutes back fol-lowed closely by Mike Klinger, Tim Fagg/Barry Peterson and George and Greg Tuttle. Four of the Bugs failed to complete a lap. February 1990 ✓ ' i. ~. --t;; .. . '"':-' -~-~:. Lamke and company held their lead midway by just over a minute on Persch/ Gibson. Klinger was third about 14 minutes down, fol-lowed in a minute by Tim Fagg/ Barry Peterson and the others were back a bit. At the flag the win went to Turbo Lamke/ Mike Lesle/Jack Ramsay by a mere minute, 8 seconds over Rich Fersch and Daryl Gibson in a hard fought battle all three laps. Mike Klinger and company scored third, about eight minutes down followed home by Fagg/ Peterson. Mace/ Mustoe the Tuttles, while three more Bugs got in their three laps. As usual Class 1-2-1600 had the biggest entry with 24 starters. Mike Spina/Keith Underwood whipped off class fast lap on the _.......:,._· ___ , first round, a swift 1: 15 :2 7. But, Darren Wilson did a 1:19:42, while Larry Trimble and Brent Bell tied on time at 1:19:31, and Willy Higman did a 1:19:53. This was really going to be tight racing as half a dozen more cars were in the early 1 :20s. Wilson dropped out on the second lap, but the rest of the front runners charged on. Three more cars were among the miss-ing. Ahead on time it was still Spina and Underwood with a four minute advantage on Larry, Jeff and Dick Trimble. Willy Higman was two more minutes back with Brent Bell just 40 seconds behind him. · In another three minutes came Pat Dean, followed closely by David Plum, and so it went _do~n the ranks of this always very Dusty Times

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tight running class. Not much changed on the third lap. Spina and Underwood increased their lead by a minute over second running Willy Hig-man who had two minutes on Brent and Jim Bell, who in turn were 2½ minutes up on the Trim-bles, and a couple more cars driven by Plum and Dean moved into contention a few more min-utes back. On the final round Mike Spina and Keith Underwood turned a Dusty Times 1 :20:36 sailed home first under the checkered flag with a total time of 5:16:18. Willy Higman and company posted a 1 :21 lap to hold second place, about seven minutes down. Larry, Jeff and Dick Trimble did a 1:19:42 last lap to move into third place another three minutes back. Brent and Jim Bell slowed a tad but were only two minutes further behind in fourth, followed in just 41 seconds by David and James Plum. Pat Dean ran consistent laps to take sixth spot at a total time of 5:35:04. In all 16 of the 24 starters finished all four laps on the lead lap, a really good example of how close and competitive the 1-2-1600 class racing can be. The Challenger Class action fielded 23 cars and it was just about as tight racing as the 1600s. Rick Nelson and David Streety led the first of the required three laps with a 1:29:14, but Mike Dixon and Ralph Chadwick were just behind with a 1:30:20. Close enough to pounce were the Bar-stow bunch, James Clements/ Mike Brown, 1:32:26, and Tom Mattingly, 1:32:45, with points leader Bryan Pennington in between at 1:32:39. Dixon lost over an hour on the middle_ lap, an_~ dropped we!_! I I _, back. Out front now was Nelson with two minutes in hand over Pennington, who had only a min-ute on Clements/ Brown. It was going to be a dogfight on the last lap. Bryan Pennington in the Valley Performance single seater whipped off fast lap for the class, 1 :29: 11, on the last lap to win the Chal-lenger Class and retake the points lead in SNORE standings. His total time was 4:34:35. James Clements and Mike Brown stayed in second place, at 4:40: 16, fol-lowed by Rick Nelson and David Streety at 4:56:30. This team had 20 minutes worth of down time on the final lap. Josh Rider, Wade Prince, and Jeff Reagan were fourth at 5:02:48, closely followed by Robe_!'t and Jason Kleber at 5:03:38. Thirteen of the 23 start-ers got in the required three laps. An awards brunch on Sunday morning is a tradition with the SNORE 250 race. This year was no exception, but for the first time it was not held in Las Vegas, but thirty miles south of the city at the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino in Jean. It was a great con-venience for the out of town rac-ers from California, saving them close to 40 miles on the home-ward trek. The 20th annual SNORE 250 marks another record for the race. It is the long-est continuous running desert event of any in the sport. While others advertise '20th annual', they did miss a year here and there, but the SNORE 250 has happened every September beginning in 1970. .091 HEAVY DUTY DIFFERENTIAL Tired of replacing com-plete CV's? We now have the 930 CV Center Stars available as a separate item. These new units are made from heat treated aircraft quality 300M Alloy steel and feature case hardened ball grooves. NEW FOR '89 ! Made from 4340 Chro-moly. All surfaces ground for high concentricity. Pre-cision machined for the tightest tolerances. NEW FOR '89 ! CV BOOT HOLDERS February 1990 Machined from extra strong alloy steel. Designed to provide for maximum axle angulation. Larger ball clearance. Available for T-2, T-4 and 930 CV's. TOP GUN SHOCKS BY DOETSCH TECH Top quality Doetsch Tech Off-Road shocks now available. Page 35

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SNORE Yokohama Challenge It was almost an experiment for SNORE, when the Yokohama Challenge race was switched to a closed course event at the Las Vegas International Speedrome late last October. Primarily a desert racing group, SNORE said the new format proved to be a great success and the event drew more than 50 entries. The course was less than two miles long, just west of the Speedrome drag strip. The weather was windy and actually a little cold, but the action was so intense people probably forgot about the elements. In a series of heat races staged for two days, the Yokohama Challenge turned out to be a spec ta tor/photographers 's de-light. There were cars rolling over. clusters of vehicles that resembled a bunch of jack rabbits running through the desert and a bunch ot thrilled fans who could be heard screaming all the way from the old Salt Lake Highway. The combined Class 1 & 2 featured ground rumbling Porsche engines and loads of horsepower. When the dust had cleared, the mud had been cleared from the cars and the fans had shaken their heads for the final time, Las Vegas plumber Aaron Hawley and Nicole Garside captured the overall class title over Monte Photos: Don Da'\/ton Brown, and it was certainly nice to see Monte return for this race. Next came a team headed by Pat Galliger, then Brian Collins and his father Marty, Doc Ingram and his partner Bill Kreitlow, and Tom Elliott and Steve Hawley. Mark Barnes captured the Class 10 title over Tommy Bradley, while Bryan Pennington took the Class 5 honors, forsaking his Challenger car for this closed course action, and Pennington extended his overall points lead in the prestigious SNORE/Yoko-hama series. Rich Fersch and Harry Dunne were the winners in Class 5-1600, _besting Kent Lothringer and PARKER PUMPER HELMET CO. 714-894-8332 Page 36 1985 SNELL APPROVED HELMETS * STANDARD VOYAGER W/90° HOSE FITTING * DELUXE VOYAGER W/MOLDED AIR INLET Each helmet has shield and skirt included. ·- -EACH HAS RACHET SHIELD - MORE NOSE ROOM MUCH LIGHTER - SEALS BETTER AGAINST DUST ALSO AVAILABLE FULL LINE OF SIMPSON PRODUCTS -BELL HELMETS - GLASS SHIELDS - DRINKERS KOOL PAC'S - PUMPER MOTORS - 4'-8' HOSES We Convert Customer's Helmets -"IT'S ALMOST LIKE CHEATING" 9371 KRAMER ST. UNIT G WESTMINSTER, CA 92683 714/894-8332 February 1990 Dusty Times

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Turbo Lamke who was third. The Trimbles, Larry, Jeff and Richard headed an 11 car field in 112-1600 action winning over Brent &ill_and Pa_!_Qean. Kevin Davis Dusty Times hurried to the overall title in the Challenger category, and was followed home by Rick Nelson -David Streety, and Torn Mat-tin . J ~!ry Lee Dau herty, Trent t Stuckey and Bert Vaughan inadvertent U-turn at the top of combined for the Class 3-7S title, Pop Bottle Pass and did a series of beating Andy and Joe Stix and sideways flips all the way to the Don Lindfors in third. Scott bottom, ending up with his long Steinberger also delighted the '10' car tied in a short granny crowd with a Class 12 Mini Mag · knot. When the dust settled the entry. engine was running and Herman The following race notes were tried to persuade the sad remains where she wanted to go and her skid lid would still be admiring her co-driver. For the second heat she borrowed a bucket that appeared to be Civil War Surplus. When she went over one of Shapely's patented neck short-eners the helmet strap broke and the lid bounced off, landing on her right shoulder. The driver in the car behind her wanted to file a protest because it looked like she had three people in the car. compiled by Don Dayton. of his racer to get back in the race. The first annual Yokohama But, the right rear hub and wheel Short Course Challenge Race, were still halfway up the hill. Long Jump Exhibition, Nech· Bekki Freeman had a different Shortening Contest, and Burger problem. Her helmet was a little Burn is now history and a good too big and whenever she hit a time was had by all, well, nearly bump or turned her head the all, As in most races, a few people helmet would end up pointing had all their fun in lumps and every direction except where she chunks. Herman Salaz tried an wanted to look. She'd be looking Brent Bell and Jeff Trimble probably set the high jump record when they hit Banzai Bump side by side, racing to the checkered. They both i:.,. The Best Way to Communicate to Your Service Crew and Stay Ahead!!! Visa and MasterCard orders welcome Call Toll Free 800-624-3 704 EPSILON INC. 7756 BALBOA BLVD. VAN NlNS, CA 90046 (800) 624-3704 OR (818) 781-0993 IN CA 6 MONTIIS W ARRAN'IY 30 days unconditional money back guarantee. February 1990 Introducing what used to be a thing only factory teams could afford: FM Transceivers that provide valu-able communication when you need it most!! Two models are available: The portable model c:1.nd the mobile unit model. _The portable sends its signals with up to 5 watts of power and the mobile has a maximum out-put of 30 watts. Both have 6 channel capability and come with 3 channels built-in. The portable comes with external microphone, battery, and charger. Price for the portable is $250. Each battery is $45. The mobile unit transceiver is $250 each and is ideal for car installation. Please add $20 for shipping and handling to each order. Please allow 2·6 weeks for delivery. Page 37

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managed to return to t·arth in time to make the "180", but there was a rumor that an air traffic controller at Nellis choked on his coffee when the two buggies showed up in the middle of his screen. Doc Ingram claims he hit a CACTUS--RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES 5153 BOWDEN AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117. TEL. (619} 279-,250' HELMET $195 COMPLETE SYSTEM $320 A FRESH AIR HELMET AND BLOWER ASSEMBLY DESIGNED FOR OFF ROAD USE AT A REASONABLE PRICE BUILT AND BACKED BY BELL HELMETS LIGHT WEIGHT-REDUCES NECK SfRAJN Page 38 CC.OL, COMFORTABLE TERRY CLOTH c!NER BLOWER MOTOR AND ASSEMBLY ARE GUARANTEED f'OR ONE FULL YEAR SNELL SASS APPROVED couple of the jumps so hard he had to unbutton his shirt before he could unbuckle his helmet. Doc says he may not race next year as he has found a substitute. He says he is going to put a lumpy, cast iron chair in his garage and pay some guy $50,000 a year to strap him to the chair, beat him with a chain for a couple of hours, throw dirt and rocks in his face, pour ice water and sand down his neck and kick the chair end over end every once in a while. Doc figures he will have about as much fun and save money. Ace race steward Bill Shapley is reportedly already planning (plotting) for the next short course event. He has found a mad scientist with a warped computer who is calculating a shape for a special jump. If you hit it just right you will do a complete barrel roll and end up on your wheels. What 1 will happen if you hit it just wrong? Trying to find the answer to that one gave the computer the hiccoughs. Due to the laws oflibel, the last racer won't be identified. He did his damndest to race, but he was suffering from a severe case of the ork-orks. Of course he is well : known for that as well as for his famous seai imitation. You know the one, where he gets a fond embrace on the toilet and, using the bowl for resonance, goes "ork-ork''. Anyway, he made a-valiant effort to race and did manage to make it through practice and most of the first heat, but by then his helmet had gotten too tight and he was forced to February 1990 hang it up for the day. You will have to ask Kenny Freeman how, in a fit of youthful exuberance, he managed to roll his car twice before he even got on the track. The awards presentation and a barbecue took place immediately after the last race, and most on hand, mainly desert racers, agreed that the short course action had been real fun. Dusty Times

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~ f p.FF-ROAO RAGJNG TEAM : ' 'The Straight Poop From The Big Wahzoo' The Parker Race has retreated into a three lap race on the Ari-zona side, The Great Mojave 250 is moving to Score's regular back up area down in San Felipe and this is only the start of the season. ls the Desert Tortoise eventually going to completely put a stop to Off Road Racing in the deserts? Prob-ably not, but right now it has most of the promoters on the run as the areas available to race in are shrinking rapidly. Even those of us who have, up to now, refused to recognize that there is a prob-lem must now realize that there will be some major changes in our sport in the near future. Results from Parker next month. Elections were held, partially by mail for the first time, on the 3rd of January, and remember if you didn't vote you ain't got no right to bitch, no matter who got elected! Our Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Knoll-wood Country Club on the 6th of January and the Wahzoo will have a complete run down next month on what went on, along with who got elected to run the Checker 'fun house' thru 1990. At a recent meeting, Peralta surprisingly admitted that he is not really a Libyan at all, but a Peruvian. This was met with some scepticism by those who believe Lou is actually a Panamanian and that he may even be a distant rela-tive of Noriega. Whatever Paral-ta 's nationality, he recently announced his '90 race schedule, which consists of 5 Baja· de Lou Races that stretch all across the northern part of Baja. They are the Baja de Lou # 1 in San Felipe on Feb. 10th, #2 is in Mexicali on March 24th, #3 in Tecate on May 26th, #4 in Ensenada on July 28th and finally #5 in San Felipe on the 27th of October. The Club had overall winners in half of Lou's races last year, will we win three out of five this year? Maybe all five? We'll see, but you can count on the Checkers being a factor in all of them. The Club's other promoters, instead of running a series of races, are concentrating on put-ting together one biggie. Hibbard and Utgard's Willow Springs Race in August not only has HORA sanctioning but also ESPN covering it, not bad for their first effort. Jeff claims that one of the conditions for ESPN TV coverage is that they place one _of their camera locations right in the middle of the Checker pit, which will reportedly also be the sight of a returning 1990 Checker Summer Party. As Checker par-ties go, this might be Bob and Jeff's first and last televised race? A Steering Committee meeting was held recently and a number of members were dropped to inactive status. Since The Wahzoo was not included in this round of decision making I can't give you any details except that the word is no quarter was given to those who didn't get their points this year. Yearly dues are due on January 1st and the penalty for late payment will probably be decided by the new Prez. RACE CAR RUMORS -Stuart CHASE has taken that final step up in the Class 1 & 2 ranks with the addition of a new big Porsche motor in his Raceco. Lets hope that Urquhart can keep the passenger seat dry at these speeds. BROWN's single seater now has the Toyota motor that Stiles used to run in his car. After some testing and fine tuning Steve will also hopefully have the ponies to run up with the big guys. MALANCON is all set for an all out assault on the 112-1600 points title in 1990 with a reworked car and a bunch of new sponsors on board. SUMNERS is said to be going to pull out all the · stops this year in hopes of breaking thru that second place barrier. Hey Jim, when ya win one stop by some Wednesday nite and give us all the details. MINOR BA TES is planning on switching to some of the smaller races this year because Score/HORA has a new insurance rule against anyone under 18 entering their races. Strange? I thought promoters would take money from ANY -BODY! THE COOK's are plan-ning on NOT changing anything, even their shorts if that's what it takes to keep their hot streak alive in '90. SLAGOR is also planning no changes. He will reportedly continue to race that old dinosaur of a 112-1600 car and continue to moan and grumble loudly every time it breaks. UTGARD is rumored to be considering bringing his old Class 5 car out of retirement one last time for this years Mint Race. Ya Ya Bob, how many 'last times' will this make? SYMONDS is still yaking about his new race truck but still continuing to race his old one. Come on Greg what gives? We all know ya didn't run out of money. WALTER has reportedly installed a new Hi Fi speaker system in his Class 2 car so he can play 'The Candyman Can' loud enough so we can all hear it over the roar of his exhaust. BUTOW is switching his 2-1600 car over into a single seater. Russ says that it will make it more competitive, but the word is that the real reason is that he is having a tough time ·getting someoone to ride with him. And last but not least, SUGAR Reportedly has his car up for sale. Hey Chuck, you're not thinking about going back to motorcycles at your age are you? And just when you got all the 'kinks' worked out of that trick catheter set up of yours. My 'Missing Checker of the Month' this month is Glenn Wolfe. The Wolfman is reported to be living on the beach somewhere near Ventura, spend-ing all day surfing and laying on AffENTION PIT TEAMS Send in your tales of triumph and-troubles to DUSTY TIMES soon after a race and it will be featured on these pages. Send to: DUSTY TIMES . 5531 Derry /\y_e_'., Suite 0, AgQ.l,lra, C_A 91301 Dusty Times the beach. Hey Glenn that sounds like something the W ahzoo could really get into, I mean bikinis and all. Stop by the Dugout some Wednesday nite and tell us some .stories that will make all those married guys jealous. The Wahzoo has notice lately that a couple of the other major , support clubs have taken to placing ads in this publication to attract new members. They offer such things as reduced member-ship fees, 50% discount on pits, a free toaster, etc. Well, for anybody reading this column that may be interested in joining a club here is what it takes to become a member of The Checkers Off Road Racing T earn. • Be of the male gender. • Notify the Club of your intention to join. • Attend three meetings and one Club event. · • Submit to a through interroga-tion by the members before being voted on as a· prospective member. • If approved as a prospective, serve 6 months on probation while being watched like a hawk by the membership. · • After six months you will be eligible to be voted on for full Checker membership, and only then, if voted in, will you become a Brother Checker. The Checkers pit only Checker members and prospective mem-bers. Every member is required to carry their share of the load throughout the year by either pitting and/ or racing with the Club. Checker membership must be earned and the pride and spirit of our Club shares a lot in common with other fraternal type organizations. We are not just a support team, we are a racing team, the best at what we do and damn proud of it! . It you think you're Checker material and don't mind taking the time to become one of the best, stop by the Van Nuys Dugout, 14032 Oxnard Street in Van Nuys on any Wednesday nite. at around 8:00 p.m. and get aquainted. But don't except no free toaster! CHAPALA DUSTERS Jon Kennedy, President 3117Klllarney Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 641-0155 CHECKERS Butch Dunn, President 19944 Chase St . . Canoga Park, CA 91306 (818) 709~800 C.O.R.E. Jon Snyder, President 180 Whitworth Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (805) 498 880 F.A.I.R. Jeff Randall, President 321 Copa de Oro Brea, CA 92621 (714) 996-4936 DESERT RACE ·SUPPORT Carol Clark President 22264 Ottawa, Unit 1 Apple Valley, CA 92308 (619) 240-3186) (619) 240-3122 I.D.R.A. George Thompson, Director P.O. Box 1683 Ojai, CA 93023 (805) 646-2903 LOS CAMPERONES Rick Frisby, President P.O. Box421 Escondido, CA 92025 (619) 747-3366 MAG7 Bruce Cranmore, Race Director 11244 Horizon Hills Drive El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 440-3737 TIGHT TEN John Lippitt, Race Director 153 Lindell Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 448-5500 (619) 447-795 BAJA EXPRESS RACING TEAM Hayward Mendenhall 15518 Le Floss St. Norwalk, CA 90650 (213)864-0893 We welcome all Support Team news articles. Typed and double spaced copy is acceptable. . Copy deadlines vary slightly, usually by the tenth of the month to make the next issue. The W 'ahzoo was recently contacted about writing short stories for Hustler Magazine. I guess they figured that with a few changes here and there I could turn our regular Checker column into an X rated sports column. Really, all the ingredients are there, I mean with a dirty sport like off road racing, Pahrump whore houses, a Big Wahzoo, Chuck Sugar, Master Bates, etc. and all the past and present waitresses at the Dugout ... it was tempting. But Nah! I'll stick to just dishing out all the straight poop for all by Checker Buds. See ya all at the Mint. 1989 FORD RANGER FIBERGLASS NOW AVAILABLE! Update your current Ranger to 1989 aero styling, design to retain stock appear-ance and allow 34" tall tires. SCORE/HORA legal, bolts to stock panels or DZUS on. Reinforced hood to stop distortion at speed. Racers Price Available. Dimple Die Sets now In stock -½" - 1" - 1 ½" -2" CALIFORNIA PRE-FUN 39067 Orchard St. Cherry Valley, CA 92223 Curt Leduc, Owner (714) 845-8820 February 1990 Heat Treated and Plated. Midwest Division Chuck Johnson Off Road Racing 8403 Vicki Road Rockford, IL 61108 (815) 332-9681 Page 39

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OE.r.ciN/' IN LINE/ HI-TECH HAND LETTERING & PINSTRIPING VINYL LETTERING & GRAPHIC Tl M llAl{TEI~ (714) 255-8113 655 No. Berry Street, Suite E. Brea, CA 92621 m JOHN VERHAGEN PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSIONS (818) 381-3033 1533 TRUMAN ST. SAN FERNANDO, CA 91340 TRICK SHOCKS FOR: _ Single, Double, Triple, Quad Applications. Take-Aparts & Remote Reservoir Kits. 10728 Prospect Ava. "B", Santee, CA 92071 • (6191 562-8773 "serving the industry since 1976" -. ' DRIVELINE SERVICE THERE IS A DIFFERENCE _tf,1-Ct.£ 1-REPAIRING • BALANCING • CUSTOMIZING PARTS AND SERVICE ON C/V AND FRONT WHEEL DRIVE UNITS (714) 824-1561 416 E. Valley Blvd., Colton, CA 92324 SCORE & H_DRA CONTINGENCY SPONSORS 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE ,. . . . • J S. Arrowhead Ave. 825-0583 o . 'SAN BERNARDINO, CA · 888-2703 . 92408 TM FREE-S ANDING, RUGGED STEEL & NYLON SHELTERS THAT SET-UP IN SECONDS1 VARIOUS SIZES & COLORS (714) 981-9666 963 SEABOARD COURT , UPLAND, CA 91786 Dusty nmcs ' , 213-603-2200 (408) 377-3422 Custom Shocks Built to Your Vehicle's Specifications FOX RACING SHOX 544 McGlincey lane, Unit 8, Campbell, Calif. ·95008 Send for our catalog! The most comprehensive catalog of race-proven Off Rood ports ever. From the people who have put more Off Rood drivers in the Winner's Circle than anyone else. Call, write, carrier pigeon, anything. 1 Fuel But do it now. Or_you II be at the bock of the pock. FAT Racing Parts Centerline Wheels Bllstein Shocks JaMar Products Sway-A-Way Wright Place · Perma-Cool , Tri-Mil Exhaust S&S Headers ................. Gem Gears Weber Carbs Beard Seats IPF Lights PERFORMANCE ... many more FOR YOUR CATALOG, SEND $5 TO FAT PERFORMANCE, 1558 N. CASE ST., ORANGE, CA 92667, OR CALL (714) 637-2889 \LLE SAFET DRIVING SUITS SEAT BEL TS . NOMEX GLOVES NOMEX UNDERWEAR GOGGLES & HELMETS 9017 SAN FERNANDO ROAD SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 818r768-7770 Get the word out about your business, big or small._ Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customen. Good Stuff Directory Ads are merely $ 1.8.00 per month. {) ~ DENNIS WAYNE .r--"V:"\ . '-, ~ ""-\. --~~(,_~ .I\~~~~ • RE-IKABLE v.w._ PAffl 1US23 SHELDON ST. SUN VALLEY, CA 913!52 PORSCHE PARTS ·, 768-4!5!5!5 (619) 669-4727_ ,4 fl~tu.•~~~~ Oet Your 1 SHIFT Togetlaerl ~~\~~-------• FORTI/Y TRA/YSAXLES 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, California 92035 ~ Doug Fortin February 1990 Bladders _ Quick FIiis· Dump Cans Std. FIiis 5271 Business Dr. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (714) 897-2858 GIL GEORGE E. ~ J:•lJN ao 11c~ CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA . II (714) 981-8743 GARMA FABRICATIO ROLL CAGE STRUCTURES SUSPENSION SYSTEMS CUSTOM METAL FASRICATION RACE TRUCK & PRE-RUNNER DENNIS GARMAN (714) 620-1242 1452 EAST THIRD STREET POMONA, CA 91766 OFFICE I 362-4202 I 3999 GRAPEFRUIT CIRCLE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89103 ~ * * HAT PINS-** -----, FOR TEAMS, CLUBS, SPECIAL EVENTS HIGH QUALITY * LOW PRICES DEPENDABLE DELIVERY WRITE OR CALL FOR PRICE LIST & SAMPLE PHONE (818) 848-RACE 1 BOX 6369 --:=;IJR!!NK, ::-;.SJ0-6369 j Page 41

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HOUSE of BUGGIES ' 9925 Prospect Ave. Santee, CA 92071 • 619-589-6770 - ' 'MP/i tVE LINE SERVI THE COMPANY DRIVERS KEEP ONTARIO 4035 GUASTI RD. ONTARIO, CA 91761 (714) 983-7838 CORONA 1540 COMMERCE ST. CORONA, CA 91720 (714) 279-8026 JG TRANSWERKS 'Go with a Proven Winner' .Joe Giffin · 1509 N. Kraemer, Unit 0 , Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 632-1240 JIMCO OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 562-1743 "OFF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10965 HARTLEY RD. SANTEE, CA 92071 JIM JULSON MIKE JULSON Lee (714i522-4600 ··: (714) ·522-4602 rfl@lllJil::I V. W. Service REPAIR O PARTS O SERVICE · 6291 Manchester Blvd. I I , I • ! Buena Park, CA 90621 ; f WALKER EV ANS . ·. .,,,.-;t' RACING SHOCKS ·41'~ , 1/ MICKEY THOMPSON GRAND PRIX . MOJAVE MINT '• EXTERNALLY ADJUST ABLE 'e 3" DIAMETER • 8"-14" COIL OVERS • COMPUTER SUSPENSION · DESIGN ASSISTANCE . KUSTER PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS , • LONG BEACH, CA. 213 595 0661 • CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACE PREP • ALUMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLL CAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION TO YOUR SPECIFICATION 825 N. GLENDORA AVE. COVINA, CA 91723 (818) 915-2212 KENT LOTHRINGER DUSTY TIMES INVITES YOU TO BECOME A DEALER Each month ten or more copies of the current issue can be in your shop, to sell or to present to preferred customers. It is :1 gre:1t traffic builder, and the cost is minimal. CONTAa DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91 301. (818) 889-5600 ~ \. \: ~ 'I . ' • • • • ~ j •• ;:b;. "OFFROAD IS OUR BUSINESS" 2366 E. Orangethorpe Ave . Anaheim, CA 92806 Tel. (714) 441-1212 _ Fax (714) 444-1622 .• MENDEOLA RACING Volkswagen -Porsche • Hewland Off-Road & Stadium Racing Transmissions J~arts & Service -_ 10722 Kenney St., Suite D Santee, CA 92071 (~19) 562-9010 FAX: (619) 562-9079 \'\\\\\ ~ PERFORMANCE · ANJ ~pcO,At,m Import Parts & Service Import Machine Shop Import High Performance Parts, Service & Machinery , (419)476-3300 1.H)Q Custer Rd. At Laskey .TOLEDO, OHIO 43612 Wholesale 419-476-3711 February 1990 5\5 Ct.\{). S Custom Built to Your Needs by Bill Varnes Mike Brow V~ENTERPRISES 37925 Sixth St. East, Unit 107 Palm_dal~. CA 93550 · Jim M~ulton Radng: P'ill-~ w -~~--. -~ -7ili • ◄ -~---~ --U•~ PRODUCTS ■ Off road racing chassis ■ Fabricatipn and repair ■ Fox shock parts and service ■ Race Car Prep 26846 Oak Ave., Unit G Canyon Country, Calif. 91351 (805) 298-1212 . YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE Ignitions • Distributors • Rev Limiters Coils• Heli-Core Wires• Accessories AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 Henry Brennan Dr., El Paso, Tx 79936 (915) 857-5200 AUWS -ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS TRUCKS NATIONAL SPRING COMPANY, INC. 10229 Prospect Aue. Santee, Ca/ifomin 92071 A COMPLETE AU10MOTIVE SJ'RING SERVICE Leaf Springs Custort1 Made & Repaired Shocks & Coil Springs Sold & Installed Blocks and U-Bolts made to order Off-Road Suspension Urethane Bushings Beeline Alignment and Wheel Balancing MOTOR HOMES (619) 449-ARCH 4 X 4's INSTANT SERVICE 1-800-331-NEAL OUTSIDE CALIF. . High Performance Pedals & Hydraulics, Including ... • NEAL Cutting Brakes'" • Clutch Pedal Assemblies • Master Cylinders • Hydraulic Clutches and Throttles ... plus much more. Complete Catalog. $3.00. N_t;:~L PR.ODUCTS, INC.' 7830 Trade Street San Diego, CA 92121 (619) 565-9336 Dusty nmes

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OFF ROAD CHASSI S ENGINEERING 6891 SAN DIEGO DR .. BUENA PARK. CA 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparation 2 8c 4 W D V A N S 8c P 1CKU P S 8c M I N I T RUCKS PRE-RUN TRUCKS • C U S TOM SPRINGS A XLE WORK • CuSTOM S USPENSIO N N o BLOCKS L S E D • WELDING & FABRICATIO N Bill Montague (714) 761-9460 Established 1974 PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT PROBST Off Road Racing Inc. OFF ROAD DESIGN and FABRICATION BERRIEN LASER RACE FRAMES • • • ( ,4RED LINE. ~ - • SYNTHETIC ■ ■ a OIL RACING LUBRICANTS DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE SERVICE AUTO PARTS Palm Desert 44-800 San Pablo 1121 EAST IL u NO1s Hwv Is,5, 4 85-RAcE Yucca Valley 56313 29 Palms Hwy NEW LENOX ILLINOIS 6 0 451 172231 r------------------+-_..::...._ __________ _,:_ __ __:~_L' Palm Springs 67-390 Ramon Rd. Desert Hot Spr 13-175 Palm Dr. (619)346-0694 (619)365-0813 . (619)323-1879 (619)329-1446 (619)347-3379 (619)328-2183 (714)441-1212 (714)883~889f (714)750-2802 (213)390-9086 (213)370-5552 (714)558-9393 (714)635-1431 t . QGERS EP;MAC~ . &WELDI~ Y. , A 91750 (714) 59~-ZZ71 CRJ OFF ROAD INNOVATIONS BOLT·ON PRE-RUNNER ACCESSORIE$ LIGHT HOOPS BED KICKERS TIRE MOUNTS CUSTOM FABRICATION l619I 588-2568 1160 PIONEER WAY, SUITE C, EL CAJON, CA 92020 PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANADIAN c Off-ROAD iL "'R~CIN6~ ~--:~~ ~ -::, P. 0. BOX 323eSEAHURST, WA 98062 J~ (;)(3~00~(1(1 :~ 1660 Babcock Bldg. E Costa Mesa, Ca 9262' . (714) 650-3035 , Fabrication -./ Coil Over Suspension · -./ FoxShoxPartsAndSeNice -./ Race Car Wiring ..J Race Car Prep. -./ Tum Key Race Cars FAMILY RESTAURANT Over 40,Years -The best in the Desert Coffee Shop -Steak House -Watering Hole Saloor, 24 Hour Service Station BAKER, CALIFORNIA Dusty Times FUNCTIONAL AFTER-MARKET PRODUCTS Dean Galloway (818) 769-0921 Larry Winter 714-531-8286 PlliAIR A Totally New Concept in Battery Design Race Sltop S11ppliu 11 $32 Stepltanie .. Garden Grove, CA 92640 • % tlte Size & Weigltr of its Equivalent • Vibration Resistant • Spill ProoJ Telephone: (714) 535-4437 (714) S~S-4438 David Kreisler 920 East Arlee Place Anaheim,CA 92805 Anaheim Hills Family Dental Center . (714) 998-2553 Bruce Rasmussen (805) 274-0627 RASMUSSEN ACING Off Road Truck Fabrication Roll Cages, Lift Kits, Pre-Runner Bumpers Specializing In Ford Rangers 37607 Vintage Dr. Palmdale, Ca. 93550 February 1990 · Indio 81-096-A Hwy. 111 Cathedral City 68-887 Hwy. 111 McKenzie's Anaheim Moore Racing San Bernardino OffRoad Supermart Westminster · Dirty Parts Culver City Racecrafters Lawndale . Tustin Honda Tustin Bryce's Auto Anaheim RED LINE SYNTHETIC OIL co. I 3450 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez, CA 94553 1 TEL (800) 624-7958 , RUSS's V.W. Recycling 756 Alpha St., Irwindale, CA 91706 (818) 303-4366 Specializing in V. W. Bugs, Buses, Ghias and 914 s (213) 583-2404 . ' ~ f?JiPSERVICE, INC. ~ ~ETAL PROCESSING S9Z1 W;Jmington Avenue Los Ange/es. Calilorn,a 90001 SANDBLAST Mark Smith · (818) 988-5510 GLASS READ FLOURESCENT INSPECTION MAGNETIC PARTICAI Larry Smith · 7840 BURNET AVE. • VAN NUYS, CALIF. 91405 Page 43

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MARVIN SHAW ENTERPRISES Manufacturer & Supplier of Arizona ~r Ride Shoc~s Air Cooled Tool Co. Tools Buggy Beautiful Dress-Up Parts for your Sand Buggy DESIGN ■ ENGINEERING ■ SALES 3242 Sabin Brown Road P.O. Box 20646 602-684-5056 Wickenbur~, AZ 85358 . ' I 115 OCTANE RACING GASOLINE Anaheim, CA ......... ................... (714) 5284492 Bakersfield, CA .......................... (805) ~ 1 , Bullhead City, AZ ......................... (602) 758-5480 Chino, CA ........... .......... . . . . . .... . (714) 628-7596 Concord, CA ...................... . .... . . (415) 676-4300 Fullerton, CA ............................ (714) 635-5553 .------'""""!~-'!--..--~..--c-..-h.-.·----:-t-. Hayward;CA ............................ (415)7~ ,,.,_Lancaster, CA . ...... . . .......... . . ...... . (805) ~ , Las Vegas, NV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (702) 643-9200 HIGH PERFORMANCE LETTERING · Long Beach, CA·························· (213) 432-3946 Oakland, CA ............................. (415) 261-6900 . Custom Race Lettering & Numbers · Phoenix, AZ · · · · · · · · · • · · · · · • · · · · · ; · · · · · · · (602> 279-5000. : Pleasant Hill, CA ........................ . (415) 798-2201 Sandblast • Banners • Vinyl ·· Riverside, CA ........................ . . . . (714) 877--0226 Lcttcrini • Plcxiilass , j Salinas, CA ............... ............... (408) 422-9808 , Santa Barbara, CA .............•.......... (805) 963-9366 1 Van Jose, CA ................... , ........ (408) 294-4513 207 Nashville# C HuntinKton Beach, CA 92648 714/ 960-7461 NEW LOCATION IN ORANGE COUNTY· rSIMPSOll RACE PRODUCTS j 1130 N. Kraemer Blvd., 'C' l Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 630-8861 . , SMALL CAR ENTERPRISES Corky 100 I Arlee Place/ Anaheim, Callfornla 92805 714/635-3735 stock to high performance • tune-ups brakes &. suspension • remanufactured engines &. transmissions fuel lnJectlon • welding &. chassis fab. hell arc mlg &. tlg aluminum &. steel WELDll8 • FABRICATIIII ROLL CASES • TUBE BE.NS · 111oc1tLt_ aua11Hs1111 SETUP{: rWIE CUT 8U88£T KITS IAI TANKS SPOllT A■ CLEANERS SHEET IETAL WORK BEAD BUSTING C:UITOI IACIININS RACE PREP I REPAIR -aJC£m":111£liiJNNER FABRICATNIN RICHARD LILLY t.AURA STOUFFER ENGINEERING :«« 14757 Lull Street Van Nuys, CA 91405 TEL: 818-994-7475 FAX: 818-994-4069 Manufacturers of Quality Drive Train Components SUPER BOOT PRODUCTS en 4 > 630-8283 Anaheim, CA . t Page 44 · ; Van Nuys, CA ............................ (818) 785--0902 i Ventura, CA ............................. (805) 65~ ; ,-P.O. Bo• 610, 333 West Broadway~ Suite 202 · -(213) 630~996 Long Beach, Cal}fornla 90801-0610 _ • Nobody Covers Off Road Like DUSTY TIMES SUBSCRIBE TODAY (USE FORM ON PAGE 3) 1988 BUDWEISER/FRT SUPERSTITION SERIES CHAMPIONS CRAIG DILLON • CLASS 10 RANDY ANDERSON • CLASS 1. 2-1600 CECIL WRIGHT -UNLIMITED CLASS JACK HEmNGER -CHALLENGER HERMAN MEISTER • CLASS B JON HURLEY -CLASS 7 GREG SANDEN • CLASS 5 TODD TEUSCHER -CLASS 100 CHUCK McCORMICK • CLASS 6 KEN BASORE -CLASS &-1li00 SUSPENSIONS Ull,/H/TED * Welding * Fabrication * Front Ends * Flame Cutting I * Custom Chassis* Race Prep* Custom Light-Weight Trailers 1180 Fountain Way, Unit-F, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 630-3TT0 • (714) 630-2681 Mfg'r. of Blue Flame Producls - . . 7AGG z TEAA4' Off Road Products and Preparation Downey• Doetsch Tech• Bi/stein• Smittybilt • KC Lites Baker Products• Cal Gold Products• Conner Products• Super Trapp Suspension • Engine • Drive line • Fiberglass • Clutches Tires • Wheels • Safety Equipt • PreRunner Ufts • Installation 670 W. 17th, Unit G-5 Costa Mesa, C A.92627 (714) 631-8244 February 1990----SINCE 1933. G~_·A. TAYLOR (CHUCK) 240 N. OAK ST.-0-:.. ORANGE, CA 92667 (714) 997-1778 LUBRIC_ATION FORM<JLATEO FOR SEVERE SE:RVI~e CAROLYN FRICK Mon-Fri 9-6 ' ~~ -1~ (714) 861-2606 1118 S. DIAMOND BAA BLVD., DIAMOND BAA, CA 91765 Trackside Photo, Inc. 'Commerciai Photography Peter L. Hatch (~13) 609-1772 ,," 1507 E. Del Amo Blvd. • Carson, CA 90746 NACE THANS 8Y JEFF FIEU)'S TRfiNSflXLE ENCilNEERINCi JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 I_ ····· ..... ·:·1::::::1::::I:: ~cina aasoli~: :::::~~~::~::::::::::•: TH0E i.'EA~-~~:;~~;A~~~:k!~-~~~: -~;:: ::::::-:-:-·:·::::::::::::::::FUELS, RACE PROVEN IN OVER·.·.·.·:::: :::-::-:-::·:·:·······•:-:-:::::::-:-: 10 MILLION MILES OF:-:·:·::::·:::::::· ::::,:.:,:::·:····:·:· . . CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETlr°ION.:. :::::-. ::::·:········: ·Fo_r_in_formation and a distributor near you, call . . 1-800-444-1449 ... : . · :~-:::: (UitPJ UNI.QUE METAL PRODUCTS 8745 MAGNOLIA, SANTEE, CALIFORNIA 92071 619/449-9690 Power Steering - Brackets Aluminum Fabrication - Tabs Dusty Times

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LOUIE UNSER Racing Engines 1100 E. Ash Ave. Suite C Fullerton; Ca. 92631 Louie Unser (714) 879-8440 V W ON LY tLiA1rt11ttleiA 17011 DARWIN ROAD, HESPERIA, CA VW -RABBIT -BUS -AUDI PARTS NEW & USED REBUILT ENGINES & TRANSMISSIONS . DUNE BUGGY CHASSIS & PARTS ~c PAINT /IND C011TINGS1t.GRAP/11CS* J,,(JflOB "#, •RJJU TO MC; MAINUJWWCJ'• fx~/IY~-1t-J,JfflR/Nt; '- · ~#ht .MY~"Forf'lcklJp~ •619• 0 I HIE WINNERS CHOICE WEB-CAM PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS are used by the sports winning drivers and engine builders. Just ask the top professionals before buying your next cam. Our dedication to performance and quality keeps ,you on top. Call WEB-CAM for your winning cam for street , strip and off-road or send ,$3 for the complete _ _, catalog. MOVING? Don't miss an issue of DUSTY TIMES Send Your Old and New Address to 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 Allow six weeks for processing. SPECIALIZING IN · OFF ROAD HIGH-PERFORMANCE VW-PORSCHE, FABRICATION & 1 OFF ROAD PREP. · (619) 741-6173 Engine & Machine 420 VENTURE ST. ESCONDIDO, CA 92025 -~-DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS DISC BRAKE CALIPERS 570° RACING BRAKE FLUID DISC BR.AiKE PADS FRONT vw DISC BRAKE KITS I BRAKE PEDALS REAR VW DISC BRAKE KITS · CLUTCH PEDALS PROPORTIONING VALVE COMPOSITE MASTER CYLINDERS POWER STEERING ; 461 Calle San Pablo• Camarillo• CA• 93010 805 • 388 • 1188 -~~~~7.i ✓--~~-~{:' JAPANES~ ~ACING E~~!fs DEVELOPMENT & DYNO FACILITY PARTS AND TUNING PAOOUCTS BY 537 West Main Street JIM WOLF El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 442-0630 WOODS WHEEL WORKS Off Road Products 2733 W. Missouri · Phoenix, AZ. 85017 . DUSTY TIMES BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE $1. 7 5 for a single copy $1.25 each for 5 or more copies Any mix of dates Off Roads Wlnningest Radios OVER 1219 ON THE COURSE Send check or money order itnd your UPS street address to: DUSTYTIMD 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 COLLECTOR'S SPECIAL A Full Set -12 Issues -of the First Volume of DUSTY TIMES unmarked by mailing labels Early birds will receive the bonus of the Pr~view issue - Sept. ·1983. NOW AVAILABLE-A Full Set - 12 Issues - Volume 2 GET YOUR FULL SET WHILE THE SUPPLY LASTS Send just $10.50 for one set or $20.CO for both sets, check or money orde~ to DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite O • Agoura, CA 91301 SHIPPED PRE-PAID VIA U.P.S. Dusty Times Comlink V The Ultimate Racing Intercom 16 CHANNEL ROADMASTER ".4 LEGEND" • Helmets wired -$100. (CF) ONLY $539oo February 1990 New! RF Pre Amp $95 30% to 50% more· range! 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90806 (213) We'rw next door 427 -8177 11la U.P.S.I

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: Raceco Class 2, or pre runner. 126" wheel base, fresh 2660 type 4, fresh Bus box, new Fox coil over front, secondary torsion, P.S., Pumper, speed, ometer, new Centerlines, 20H rear, 13H front travel. Spares, fully prepped. $12,000.00. Call (714) 650,3035. FOR SALE: Buggy. 2 seat pre runner, or desert toy. 1600 dual port with Zenith. Trick trans., torsion adjuster, beefed suspen, sion, Beard seats, 5,point belts, windshield, steering brake, wheel studs, Centerlines, glass body panels, plus trailer, ONLY $1900.00! Call Jeff at(805) 252, 4034. FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 Front runner Class 1 1st place last 2 races, also SCORE Class 10 champ. Car has best of everything, too much to list. FAT, suspension by Vaknes, Wright, Fuel Safe, . Sway,A,Way, cool overs, sec, ondary, Fox, torque numiters, on and on. Call (714) 592,2821 days, or (714) 626,2564 eves. ··-'•--.....; FOR SALE: 1,2,1600 Hart chassis, Don Hatz motor, Neth front & rear suspension, UMP FOR SALE: ORE Classlci"~ingle seat, very competitive. EMS engine, Jeff Fields trans, Fox shocks front and rear, Sway,A, Way, Summers Bros., UMP power steering, etc. Best of everything. Entire car just prepped by Jim Moulton Racing. Race ready! $14,000.00, O.B.O. Call Jim at (213) 591,5665 days, or Mike at (602) 921,2122. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum Class 1. "A" arm front end, Curnutt shocks, Curnutt hubs, Hewland DG 300, in board brakes, A.R.P.M. engine. Ready to race. $22,000.00. Call Paul at (714 )545-0110, days or evenings. power steering, Fox shocks. Race ---------read_y! $12,000.00 O.B.O.- Call • Joe Flinn at (714) 676,8084. FOR SALE: Class 1 O.R.E. w/3.5 liter Porsche motor and Hewland DG,300. The motor is fuel injected, twin plug,twin ingition Porsche racing motor (approx. 600 miles on motor). The gearbox was prepared by Doug Fortin and has first class parts throughout. UMP PIS, Wright rack, Palmer arms, Summers hubs front and rear, vented rotor rear brakes by Cone, with Corvette calipers, Tilton Pedals, Patterson s_ump tank, Fox shocks, mil,spec sealed switches, the list goes on ... Car only, complete, ready to race. $37,000.00, or $42,000.00 gets car with spare Hewland (also by Fortin and zero miles on it), spare set of shocks, wheels and tires, dump cans, ets ... No trades. Serious inquiries ONLY. Call Markat(805)541,2012. __ _ FOR SALE: Single seat class 10 Raceco. Disc brakes, Palmer front arms. Windshield, power steering. Light weight, strong motor. %10,000.00. Call Perry or Jeff at (714) 591,9184, or (714) 984, 3103 eve. fOR SALE: "Texas Charger". Class 10 short course Magnum copy. First class construction, all heliarc, Wright, Saco, Durablue, Summers Bros., Hewland, Beard, Neal, Centerline, etc., 1650 air cooled fresh motor, and spares. Steel it for $7000.00. I'm going fishing! (214)438,2111 or(214) 554,1886, D.F.W., TX. FOR SALE: Class 1 Raceco. · Single seat in two seat frame, can be converted to Class 2. EMS type IV engine, Kriesler trans., w/Curnutt torque limiters, Fox shocks front and rear, coil over front, Sway,A,Way, Summers Bros., UMP power steering, etc. Best of everything. Car is prepped and race ready. $19,000.00, O.B.O. Call Jim at (213) 591, 5665 days, or Mike at (602) 921, 2122. FOR SALE: 1,1600 Funco. Wright place front end, combo's, rack and pinion, power steering, Neal pedals, Sway,A,Way Centerlines, Leighton trans., fuel cell. Race ready with "T" traileri and extra parts! $4000.00! Cal Steve at (708) 506,9711. SALE: '79 Ford pre, runner. Built tough, made to last! Chromolly cage, Eurethane · bushings, strong 429, built tranny, 9H full floater, 35 spline spool, 4 wheel disc, four link rear suspension, custom aluminum work, 2 spares, 18 shocks, A/C, AM/FM cassette. Must sell, ready to deal. $ qo00.00. Call Kenny Lee, San Diego, (619) 466,5160. FOR SALE: Single seat class 9. Super clean, all freshly · painted. Best of everything. Dirtrix chassis. All runniflg gear fresh. Ready to race. $6700.00 with trailer. Call Johnat(602 )439,1511, or(602) 934,3444 ext. 48. FOR SALE: 1984 Raceco two seat pre,runner. West 1835cc, Mendeola bus transmission with carrier, 930 C.V., Wright long travel front end, Bilsteins, Centerlines, good reliable car which needs little maintenance, and never breaks!! Call Steve, or Jeff at (619) 566,1010 (days). $10,000.00. ,-----~-·----·---·----------·-aw----------lllilww·---------iiii./il~~ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I· DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is only $10 fqr 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 SUBSCRlpPONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. fAll classified ads.must be paid in adv~nce. · • · Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. Name---------------------------------Address ______________________ Phone ______ _ City __________________ State _____ Zip ______ _ Page 46 February 1990 Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 I I· •· I I Ii 1· ·I ·I FOR SALE: '72 Ford class 8 race truck. Score/HDRA legal! 351 Windsor by Mike Evans, Mogi C, 6 trans, 9 inch floater rear end, Summers Bros. axle~ 4 .10 spooli 4 wheel disc brakes, :,0 gallon fue cell, re,buildable Rancno shocks, Beard seats, Simpson belts. $18,000.00, O.B.O. Call (213) 429,7239, ask for Tony. FOR SALE: Class 2, 114H with fresh 2180. Wright, Mastercraft, Baja blower, Jamar, ATL cell, Centerline, Yokohama, Super, boot, Sway,A,Way, and Bilstein. Ready to race! $6500.00, includin_g s_p_ares. Call Dave at (916) 621,0022, eves. FOR SALE: Hewland FGB Class 10 transmission, with adapters to Rabbitt. Fresh and race ready. $5000.00, O.B.O. Contact Larry at TSCO International, (800) 547,2414. FOR SALE: Challenger 2 seat, '80 Funco. Stock trans., fresh 1600 motor, Bilstein, Y okahama, Sway,A,Way, Neal, Deist, Jamar, spare parts. Needs some work. Still potential race car, or good pre,runner. Must sell! $3,000.00, O.B.O. Call (818) 963,1445. ~ FOR SALE: '87 Woods Class 2. 118 W /B, Chromoly frame, aluminum body, 2½ arms front, 1 ½x3 rear, 2110 engine, Hewland gears, Super diff., 930 cv's, discs rear, Pumper, Super Seats, radio, and LC., 1000 mi. on car, 300 on engine, 150ontrans.$10,000.00, O.B.O ., with trailer. Call Mike at (602) 820,5617. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Probst Berrien Laser. 1989 Class 9 champion ( Class 10 Score). All the best! As is, complete, less engine and trans. Competitive anywhere. Call "Probst Racing" at (815) 485-7223 days, or (815) 4854691 eves. FOR SALE: Raceco. 110 inch, Wright front end, fuel cell, racing seats, 2.7 litre Porsche 911 motor, fuel injected, 220 H.P., large 915 type Porsche transmis-sion. Perfect pre-run car. $14,000.00. Call Clint Aase, days at (714) 956-2419, or evenings and weekends at (714) 639-3308. FOR SALE: 112-1600 single seat short course. Best of everything. Race ready with Chrornoly front end, Neal, Beards, Sway-A-Way, Wright, Centerlines, 2 motors, 1-0 miles, brand new! Lots of spare parts. $6,000.00, Call (213) 329-6798. ==----,---,-=-==--,---FOR SALE or TRADE for new Yamaha Exciter, or Phazer II LE from dealer: Class 10 two seat Sandhawk SR2 frame, 1650 motor, Wright rack & pinion, Mastercraft seats, Simpson belts, Centerlines, Rancho suspension, Bus trans. Need a start in off-road racing? This is cheap! $5,000.00! For more info, call Tom Lohf at (906) 249-9926, anytime! FOR SALE: 1987 Raceco. 2116 Fox shocks, U .M .P. power steering, CNC pedal. $10,000.00 complete, or $8,000.00 less engine. Call (619) 348-5666, or (619) 344~095. FOR SALE: 1985 Cheno with 2-1600 ~ar, fresh engine, Curnutt shocks, many extras, with trailer. Also, 1985 Toyota Class 1400 race truck. Many extra parts, new Curnutt shocks. Package deal, $10,000.00 Call Ray at (714) 929-2765, or Stevs at (805) 481-0670. FOR SALE: 1986 Chenowth single seat Challenger. New fuel cell, transmission and front end. Fresh motor, many extras. Completely race prepped. $5,500.00, O.B.O. Call (619) 727-5319 after 5:00 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 10 two seat Chenowth for the serious racer. Best of everything. Jeff Fields trans., Giese motor, Summer Bros., UMP, CNC, radio, Giese shocks, intercom, etc. All pit stuff, and spares goes. Turn key, go racing! $20,000.000. Call Ted at (714) 827-6526. FOR SALE! 1957 Chevrolet off-road sedan race car. Race ready, with many spare parts. also 1955 Chevrolet station wagon pre-runner. 1977 Dodge Kary Van with 440, A.C., P.S., and a custom tilt car carrier.Will sell as package, or seperate. Serious inquiries only. Larry A. Schwacoffer, 41997 Thornton Ave., Hemet, CA 92344. WANTED: Mid West off road champion wants to try the challenge of the desert. 10 + years experience, 7 class champion• ships ( 1989 Class 1 ). Would like to team up to run selected desert events. Equipment, sponsor, and financial resources available. Call for references, Lee Wuesthoff, Milwaukee, WI, days at (414) 228-1400, eves at ( 414) 963-• 9195. FOR SALE or TRADE for Class 9 car. 1933 Chevy 4 door Sedan, FOR SALE: Two Super 1600-original! Class 9 car must be 2 class V.W. Rabbit engines, built seat. Prefer Chenowth. Call by F.A.T. Performance. Both Donavon at (916) 362-9111. fresh, ready to go! Can deliver to M.T.E.G. races. Contact Marty FOR SALE: 1988 Honda FL350 Coyne at (619) 698-3727. Odysssey. Klemm Research PRICED TO SELL: 1983 2-1600 motor, water cooled, Works with FOX shocks, Sway-A-Way shocks, Powerbloc clutch, 300m bars, UMP steering, 930 custom cage, headlock wheels, cv's, 2 motors, Jeff Fields trans., new trans., axles, belt and driven bead locks, 4 spares, Dico tandem clutch. VERY FAST, EXCEL-axle trailer fully decked with tire LENT condition. $2,800.00. rack. Call Steve at (805) 524-(.;_8_18_;_)_9_6_1 ~_06_8_. -----333 7. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 1989 SCORE/ HORA points Class 2, 1988 Race co. FAT, 3 .2 Porsche, Mendeola DG-300, Bilsteins, Summers Bros., 38 gal. fuel cell. Best of everything, spare parts, race ready. Serious offers only!!! Call Steve, or Jeff at (619) 566-1010 (days). Your Ad Here For Just $10.00 Per Month. Looking for a full size, short bed Chevy 4x4 to race in the 1990 Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb! Truck without motor. Please call John at (719) 687-9027. FOR SALE: VW Thing suspen-sion. Front spindle to spindle, rear plates, arms, axles, stubs, bars., complete except drums and backing plates. Tranny core included! $200.00. Call (213) . 664-6989. FOR SALE: Race ready F.O.R.D.A. 10 class car, single seat Hi-Jumper, with many spares; engine, trannys, tires, with trailer and tire rack. Going back to college (U .S.F.) $2,000.00. Call (813) 525-6030 (St. Pete, FL). FOR SALE: 5-1600 SCORE/ HORA legal. Has been used as pre-runner. Bus trans., type 4 C.V., rack and pinion steering, fuel cell, and more. Call (714) 626-0047 or (818) 332-0153, leave message. FOR SALE: 5-1600. Has best-of everything. Will sell with no motor.Must sell! Make offer! Call (714) 3914568. HOUSE FOR SALE: EXCEL-LENT INVESTMENT FOR CLUBS, OR INDIVIDUALS WHO ENJOY THE SAND DUNES! 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath home. Located 10 miles west of some of the greatest sand dunes in West Texas. A great recreation and vacation spot. $25,000.00, or reasonable offer. Located in Kermit, Texas. Call (512) 972-2490. CLEAN up· YOURACT-clean out your garage. Sell your surplus parts and pieces RIGHT HERE! Classified ads are just $10.00 each month-$5 .00 more each month for a picture. February 1990 FOR SALE: Brand new type 181 VW "Thing" brake drums imported from West Germany! Special price each, $85 .00, or two for $160.00, plus shipping. Call Mohr Racing at (805) 968-9316 · or968-3732. Visa&MasterCard. RACE READY PACKAGE FOR SALE! Complete race set-up: Jeep Comanche 7 4x4, 2 V -6 engines, lots of spare parts, wheels, tires and wheels; 24' Ford box van with radios, 6.5 Onan welder, benches, fuel barrels with racks, parts box racks, closet, rest room, hot fresh water; HD box trailer car hauler with winch, cabinets, 3 portable generators, Mini-Mig dump can, 100 gal. Quik-fill; 1 ton Chevrolet stake bed with lift gate wired for race support, strobe light, radio, 2 40 ft. antennas, 2 12x15' sun shades. Race ready. All for $60,000.00. Contact Bud Sebel-ius, Plaza Racing (714) 688-7300 work or 780-7742 message. ADVERTISERS INDEX Armstrong Tire Co. . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Bilstein Corp of America . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cactus Racing . . .. . . . . . . . .. . .. . . 38 California Pre-Fun .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Champion Bead Lock . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 29 Competitive Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Ron Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 27 DeNunzio Racing Products . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Earls . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . .. . . . . . 19 Epsilon ....................... 37 FAT Performance . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . 23 FDRDA ........................ 5 FRT King of the Desert . .. . .. . . . . . . . 8 Fuel Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Goodyear Tire Co. .. . . . . . . . .. .. . 23-24 HDRA Nissan Vegas 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 IPF Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 23 KC Hilites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 McKenzie Performance Products . . . . . . 35 Mr. Sticker . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Nelson & Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 PCI Race Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Race Ready Products . . . .. . . .. . .. . . 30 Marvin Shaw Performance Products . . . . 26 Simpson Race Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Toyota ........................ 2 T rackside Photo Ent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Tri Mil Industries .. . . .. .. . .. . . . . . 11 Uni Cal ........................ 7 Unique Metal Products . . . . . . .. . . .. . . 6 Valley Performance -Hewland . . . . . . . . 12 Wright Place .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 16 Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special Club Sub Offer call (818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 AgGlHa-, GA 9-1-301 WHY AREN'T YOU??? A DUSTY TIMES DEALER!!! SELL TO YOUR CUSTOMERS PRESENT TO YOUR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS U.P.S. EVERY MONTH TO YOUR DOOR YOU PAY NO SHIPPING CHARGES GET ALL THE RACE AND RALLY NEWS FROM THE TOP OFF ROAD JOURNALISTS Contact DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Avenue, Suite O Agoura, ~ 9130_1 (818) 889-5600 Page 47

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I. I I TEAM RHINO 1989 HDRA/SCORE Class Champions Darryl, Wayne & Alan Cook·• Class 5/1600 Randy & Rick Wilson • Class 10 Ramon Castro • Class 11 8MSTRO™