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1991 Volume 8 Number 5 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 8 - Number 5 -May 1991 $1.50 Covering the world of competition in the dirt . , ~ • :,. •·,::;;J:§j '-'~~ '., -~ ' ,.

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Volume 8 - Number 5 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Associate Dominy Smith Editorial Assistant Janay Smith Controller John Calvin Circulation Winnie Essenberg . Contributors Darla Crown C & C Race Photos Leonard Day Daryl D. Drake Homer Eubanks Deb Freimuth Judi Gooch Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Ron Kiel Rod Koch Jan Flick Mazzenga Cam McRae Bob Rule David Ryskamp Barb & Marilyn Schultz Judy Smith 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT May 1991 THE OfflCIAL VOICE Of CALJFORNIA RALLY SERIES PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN Off-ROAD \l_ · RACING-ti -.-"/.~~ Subscription Rates: . . ~~~ $15.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, USPS~305-690, ISSN 8750-1732, is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301, (818) 889-5600. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing·Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Second Class Postage paid . at Agoura, CA 91301. POSTMASTER: Send address change to Dusty Times, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required_ for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301. OF THE MONTH ••• I I I I I I I I I I I I I In This Issue.-•• FEATURES Page Desert Storm Troops Win the Off Road War ................. 8 _HDR,A Nissan 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ADRA at Gila Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Trucking to Japan ........ · ................................ 24 La Rana Presidential 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 WRC Rally of Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 ORR Gold Nugget 150 ................. ; ................. 34 MTEG Stadium Racing at the Rose Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Gran Carrera de San Felipe ..................... ·. . . . . . . . . . 40 WRC Port Wine Rally of Portugal ......................... 42 Mediquick Cherokee Challenge Rally ....................... 43 Off Road Wars Battle #4 ................................. 44 VOR.RA Swamped at Prairie City . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 GMC Suburban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Pro Ice Finale ............................................ 47 DEPARTMENTS Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Cartoon by David R yskamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes : ............................................. 6 Status of Racing in the Northwest by Terry Silbaugh .......... 10 Bonneville Off Road Racing Report by Jim Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Competition Review Board by George Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The Losers by Judy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Yokohama 6-50 Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Pit T earn Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Manufacturer's Advisory Board Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ON THE COVER-Ivan Stewart made it three in a row at the 1991 HDRA Nissan 400, winning overall by a stout margin. The Iron Man led the race from the starting flag to the checkered flag, increasing his lead each lap in the Toyota. Never before in the long history of the rugged Nevada course has any one driver won overall for three consecutive years. Marty Coyne has a new, to him, Chenowth this season, tested last year by Jerry Whelchel. With a state of the art race car under him Marty whipped into victory lane in the Super 1600 main event last March at the MTEG stadium race in Pasadena's historic Rose Bowl. Color Photography by Trackside Photos Inc. f\~ ~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year ---$15.00 □ 2 years -$25.00 □ 3years -$35.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus .•• Free one time classified ad up iu 45 words. (Form on inside back page) "I just know there is a trick way to get this car out of this sand trap" might be what Butch Burch or his co-driver might be thinking, as the shovel is parked by the left rear wheel. The 1989 Class 11 champion in La Rana's Series had more serious trouble last October at the La Rana race in the beautiful high desert near Ridgecrest, CA. Photo by T rackside Photos Inc. , · DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies" or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. H you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8-xlO will be considered. I I I I I I I I I I I Name----------------------------Address __________ _ City State---~-------------Zip---------Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES . 5331 Derrv Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 . (Canadian° 1 year $20.00 U.S.• Overseas subscription rates quoted on request) I I I I I I I I I I I I I .. Dusty Times May 1991 Page 3

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1991 Happenings ••• A.D.R.A. American Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 274-0010 July 6-7, 1991 High Country ( tentative date August 31, 1991 Snowflake Buggy Bash Aripine, AZ October 12, 1991 Carrera de Rocky Point 250 Sonora, Mexico December 7, 1991 Sonoyta to Rocky Point Sonora, Mexico ARMSTRONG OFF ROAD JAMBOREES Four Wheel Drive Excursions P.O. Box 1154 Arcata, CA 95221 (707) 822-8508 May 10-12, 1991 Redwood Coast Jamboree Fort Bragg to Eureka/ Arcata, CA June 14-16, 1991 Ghost Town Adventure South Lake Tahoe, CA/ Stateline, NV BADGERLAND VW CLUB,INC. Terry Friday 5913 Fond Du Lac Road Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 (All events located in Oshkosh, WI at the W in'nebago County Expo Center) BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD.S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 Golden Crown of Baja Desert Series (cars) May 17-19, 1991 Gran Carrera de T ecate (SC) Tecate, BC, Mexico July 26-28, 1991 Gran Carrera de Ensenada Ensenada, BC, Mexico September 20-22, 1991 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, BC, Mexico SUDS SHORT COURSE SERIES ( all events at Santa Veronica OHV Park Tecate, BC, Mexico) May 25-26, 1991 July 13-14, 1991 October 19-20, 1991 BONNEVILLE OFFROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627-B.O.R.E. June 1, 1991 Wendover Express (tentative) Wendover USA July 6, 1991 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV August 17, 1991 T wilite Race Delle, Utah September 28, 1991 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada K0K-lH0 (613)475-1102/Fax(613)475-3250 1991 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2115/ (715) 478-2688 June 22-23, 1991 Spring Run 101 Crandon, WI August 31 • September 2, 1991 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI BUMP Bob Utgard Motorsports Promotions 42263 50th St. West #108 Qµartz Hill, CA 93536 (805) 943-7385 HE \v'ANfS YOU 10 l'AY CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Mike Gibeault 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (619) 375-8704 June 8, 1991 Rally Sprint Glen Helen OHV Park San Bernardino, CA July 12-14, 1991 Prescott Hillclirnb Prescott, AZ . September 21-22, 1991 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ October 26-27, 1991 Rally School Gorman Rally Hungry Valley, CA 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 CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 9385 Florence Ave. Apopka, FL 32703 ( 407) 291-1215/(305) 823-4487 April 21, 1991 Sharpes, FL May 12, 1991 Naples, FL June 9, 1991 Lakeland, FL July 14, 1991 Sharpes, FL August 11, 1991 Lakeland, FL September 1991 T alahassee, FL October 1991 Sharpes, FL (Some dates are tentative) FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 August 3, 1991 Superstition 250 VIII Lake Superstition, CA September 28, 1991 Plaster City Blast 200 Plaster City East, CA December 31, 1991 Dunaway Dash 150 Plaster City West, CA (All events in the El Centro, CA area ) GLEN HELEN ORV PARK P.O. Box 2339 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 June 15-16, 1991 Off Road Challenge November 16-17, 1991 Off Road Challenge GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Associadon Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 404) 253-1033 . May 26, 1991 150 Night Miles Vienna, GA June 23, 1991 50mile Vienna, GA July 28, 1991 100 mile Vienna, GA August 25, 1991 50 mile Vienna, GA September 22, 1991 50 mile Vienna, GA October 26-27, 1991 Rules Meeting & 50 mile Vienna,GA November 20, 1991 250 mile Vienna, GA December 7, 1991 Awards Banquet GREAT LAKES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ASSOCIATION Bob Moon l'M NOf SURPRIStD ..• fOR HlS \✓INDSH/ ELD. HE aAtM5 YOUR VE1-41CLt KICKED-UP A ROCK ·A 5/t<,oo BfAT H\M 101H£" rlNISH AND HE.'S SUING f\\£ DRIVER FOR INF=LtlfJN 6i AND BROtE Jr ... Page 4 May 1991 MENf AL ANGUISH AND EMofl ON AL D\SiRE.SS. 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 GREAT PLAINS OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Keith Koesters 4605 N. 130tli Circle Omaha, NE 68164 ( 402) 496-0846 May 5, 1991 ' Castana, Iowa June 1, 1991 Castana Iowa July 20, 1991 Castana, Iowa August 10, 1991 Castana, Iowa September 8, 1991 Castana, Iowa September 29, 1991 Castana, Iowa (All events at Timber Ridge Ranch) GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Bertram Productions, Inc. 15073 Hwy 119, Rt. 4 Golden, CO 80403 May 19, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO June 15, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO July 14, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO August 7, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO September 7, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO October 6, 1991 Adams County Fairgrounds Denver, CO (All GWPS dates are tentative) GRR Golden Rule Racing P.O. Box 4011 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 263-5329 September 28, 1991 Forked Tongue 400 October 26, 1991 Haunted Hills Classic HORA High Desert Racing Association 12997 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 July 5-7, 1991 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA August 9-11, 1991 Nevada 500 Las Vegas, NV September 6-8, 1991 Willow Springs Raceway Rosamond, CA October 11-13, 1991 Gold Coast 300 Las Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Pat Roberts 878 Main St. Deadwood, SD 57732 (605) 578-1654 May 18, 1991 Bowman, ND June 22, 1991 Pierre Baja Pierre, SD August 17, 1991 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD · Dusty Times

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on't ot r watc • • arS • tSarerun. We would never sug-gest that watching this year's coverage of the Nissan 400 will be boring. On the contrary, this year's race proved to be one of the most exciting ever. But in the end, as they say over_lunch in_,... Tovota wins three_ in a row. Overall 400 victory in a row. J Of course, if you're a die-TV-land, it was just another varia-hard race fan, you should tune tion on an old theme: Ivan Stewart in anyway. We have no doubt that goes to V~gas. Ivan Stewart races. Ivan Stewart wins. Sounds kind of familiar, doesn't it? It should. This the coverage will be exciting, the footage will be awesome and the commentary superb. But knowing that there's a Toyota Truck in the race ought to was Ivan's third be enough to kill the suspense. ''/ love what you do for me:' @TOYOTA © 1991 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. TECHNOLOGY ON A FAST TRACK

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September 21, 1991 Deadwood Off Roacf'Grand Prix Deadwood, SD October 19, 1991 Last Chance Baja Wall, SD (All above dates for HPORRA are tentative) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 (All events sta!{ed at the club l{T01mds in Cleves, Ohio) KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB Randy Chamberlin 835 Wawn Road Kamloops, B.C. V2B-6N3 May 12, 1991 Middle Distance Enduro Kamloops, BC, Canada May 26, 1991 Short Course Event Kamloops, BC, Canada June 23, 1991 Kamloops 400 km Kamloops, BC, Canada September 15, 1991 Short Course Event Kamloops, BC, Canada September 29, 1991 Middle Distance Enduro Kamloops, BC, Canada LA RANA DESERT RACING 22769 Chambray Dr. Moreno Valley, CA 92387. (714) 924-2226 May 3-5, 1991 Spangler 150 Ridgecrest, CA June 21~23, 1991 Luc;erne Valley 200 Johnson Valley, CA August 23-25, 1991 Mini Baja 400 Johnson Valley, CA October 4-6, 1 991 California 200 Ridgecrest, CA November 22-24, 1991 High Desert 250 (double points) Lucerne Valley, CA MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (517) 627-6200 June 22. 1991 Brooklyn, Ml [I DE rJ,Yrg1Q]] OFF-ROAD -RACING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES for free· catalog phone (805) 683-1211 Page 6 July 7, 1991 Big Rapids, MI July 22, 1991 Gladwin, MI July 28, 1991 Mason, MI August 1, 1991 Sandusky, Ml August 20, 1991 . Kalamazoo, MI August 22, 1991 Ludington, MI August 31, 1991 Oneekama, MI MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION Keneth Coleman 742 E. Roosevelt Road Ashley, MI 48806 (517) 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 MIDWEST OFF ROAD RACING Tommy Bowling 9801 E. Highway 80 · Odessa, TX 79765 (915) 561-5222 "The Texas Challenge Off Road Points Series" (All events at Notrees, TX) May 11, 1991 June 8, 1991 July 13, 1991 Jack Rabbit 150 Night Race August 9-11, 1991 2nd Annual Rock 'N' Roll 250 September 14, 1991 October 26, 1991 November 1991 Awards Banquet MICKEY THOMPSON'S OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIX Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group P.O. Box 25168 Anaheim, CA 92825 (714) 938-4100 May 18, 1991 Texas Stadium Dallas, TX July 20, 1991 Los Angeles Coliseum Los Angeles, CA September 1991 Mile High Stadium Denver, CO September 1991 Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV October 1991 Candlestick Park San Francisco, CA CAMEL SUPERCROSS SERIES May 4, 1991 Silver Bowl Las Vegas, NV June 22, 1991 Los Angeles Coliseum Los Angeles, CA NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION 11842 Jason Court Madera, CA 93638 (209) 486-4590 or "(209) 266-5558 May 18-19,1991 NMRA Super Series Johnson, VT June 23, 1991 NMRA Championship South Lake Speedway Merrillville, IN June 23, 1991 NMRA Super Series Johnson, VT July 6, 1991 NMRA Super Series Bascon, Ohio July 21, 1991 NMRA Championship Johnson, VT August 18, 1991 NMRA Championship Johnson, VT August 25, 1991 NMRA Championship South Lake Speedway Merrillville, IN September 15, 1991 NMRA Championship Johnson, VT October 6, 1991 NMRA Championship Johnson, VT ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION R.R. 4 Bancroft, Ontario, Canada K0L-lC0 (613) 332-4363 OUTI.A W MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 204 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213) J'Z.5-4570/(213) 719-7036 PAC OFF ROAD RACING P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 May 10-11, 1991 Brothers 300 New, Long Course Brothers, OR July 4, 1991 Long, short course Christmas Valley, OR October 11-12, 1991 Brothers 400 Brothers, OR PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 July 4, 1991 . Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb Colorado Springs, CO SAREEA AL JAMEL 4WDCLUB P.O. Box 526 Indio, CA 92202 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King P.O . Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 May 3-5, 1991 Tiadaughton Rally Williamsport, PA May 31-June 2, 1991 Susquehanock Trails Wellsboro, PA August 23-25, 1991 Ojibwe Rally Bemidji, MN October 4-6, 1991 Gold Rush Westcliffe, CO October 25-27, 1991 Press On Regardless Escanaba, Ml May 1991 frail Notes ••• SAN FELIPE RESULTS -As we go to press the SCORE San Felipe 250 has just finished, and from early reports it was a super fast course, with a few glitches, and a good race overall with 172 cars taking the green flag and 100 of them finished in the time allowance. Trucks were the stars of the race in Baja California, as Larry Ragland won overall in the Chevrolet with Rob MacCachren, Ford, right on his bumper for second overall, and these trucks· were both in Class 8! Walker Evans got his Dodge home third overall and won Class 1/2 as well. Willie Melancon took Class 1-2-1600 by a big margin for this class, over seven minutes, in a Mirage. Curt LeDuc got his first desert victory, taking Class 3 in the Jeep, and Dave Ashley got his new Ford in the Class 4 winner. Top honors in Class 5 went to Lisa Dickerson and Scott Cameron, and Tom Neth won Class 5-1600 b,j about two minutes. John Swift, Ford, was the only finisher and the winner in Class 6, and Roger Mears won Class 7 for Nissan. Jerry Whelchel and Dan Reynolds got the Toyota in the Class 7S winner, a first in the class for Sage Council, and Darren and Doug York beat the · factory trucks and won Class 7 4x4. Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault took a big step toward defending their 1990 Class 9 championship, winning in the Jimco, Tom Schilling got a long sought win in Class 10 in hisJimco and Martin Garibay took top spot in Class 11. Larry Plank repeated his Nissan 400 triumph, winning the Mini Mag class by over an hour. We don't have the bike results, but we understand that Ragland had fast time of all forthe race. Watch for Judy Smith's complete, in depth coverage of the SCORE San Felipe 250 race in the June issue ofDusry Times. KUWAIT WAR STORY - Chrysler Corporation sent out this interesting bit of good news. Mohammed Saleh Behbehani, president of Behbehani Jeep Motors Company, was released unharmed late in March by his captors in Iraq, where he had been held since August 6. Behbehani spent more than seven months in captiviry in Bagdad and is now back in Kuwait with his family. He had not been heard from until just prior to his release. Behbehani Jeep Motors is Chrysler's exclusive Jeep distributor in Kuwait and was scheduled to begin selling Jeep vehicles there last December. Forty-five Jeep Grand Wagoneers, stored in anticipation of the sales launch, surprisingly were found untouched in a Behbehani Group service facility. That building was to house the Jeep parts and service location and extensive exterior work had not yet begun. Since it did not look like a facility containing valuable goods, it was not among the many Kuwaiti businesses looted and damaged during the invasion. The 45 Grand Wagoneers are believed to be the only new and unused vehicles in Kuwait not stolen during the crisis. They have since been sold by Behbehani Jeep Motors, · based in Safat, Kuwait, to the Kuwaiti Oil Company. Badir Al Mulla and Maseelah, also based in Safat, are now rebuilding two of their three sales outlets in Kuwait, that sustained heavy damage during Iraqi occupation, and they have been Chrysler distributors in Kuwait since 1948. ln spite of the Gulf conflict, Chrysler proceeded with its scheduled December 1990 sales launch of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. GRR HASSA YAMPA HOP-Steve Cheuvront of Scottsdale, AZ, held off a strong challenge from Tom Higgins to take the Overall and Class 10 honors at race #3 of the ORR Desert Tour, the Hassayampa Hop. Held in late March in place of the Saddle Sore 150, the event took place over private ranch roads northwest of Phoenix. Greg Holman was third 0 / A for the Class 1 win, Tony Pierce earned the 1-2-1600 points, Team Struttmann took Class 9, and Class 1 l's Larry Weiser finished with a unique gravity fuel system. The full story will be seen heri; soon. KAWASAKI MAKES HISTORY :.... In the rush of Holiday awards banquets almost every weekend, we neglected to mention the remarkable off road racing records established by Kawasaki motorcycle riders. In the 23 years of SCORE/HORA history no motorcycle manufacturer has ever taken all six class wins at the Baja 1000 until Team Green did last November. Icing on the cake was the record of Anna Merritt and Lillie Sweetland who became the first women's team to complete the Baja 1000 on a motorcycle. Co-Baja 1000 0 / A winner with Larry Roeseler and Danny LaPorte, Ted Hunnicutt took the District 3 7 title and coveted # 1 plate, the first overall championship in D-3 7 for Kawasaki. On top of that Team Green won all seven available motorcycle 1990 season championships in the SCORE/HORA desert series, with Kenny Parry taking the overall title as well as Class 30. Team Green also won the MTEG Manufacturer's Cup and Mike Craig won the top rider's trophy in that 1990 series .. Our apologies to bikers in off road racing, but folks, you are usually showered and eating lunch before we get to a desert finish line. WHAT RACE PROMOTER, trying to relax by driving a go kart in a buy your short ride Malibu Grand Prix type establishment in a western ciry, felt the sting of officialdom from the other side of the fence. Apparently he drove so aggressively that he was literally asked to leave, tossed out if you will, even though he had a handful of tickets left. The place banned him for 24 hours, and no doubt he drove a bit better the next time around wh.en he was allowed-to enter the track and drive a kart. . INTER-SHOWS VW JAMBOREE - Coming up fast on May 5, 1991 is the third annual Coors Light Spring VW Jamboree at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. Volkswagen enthusiasts from all over the country will come to the fairgrounds to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enter the largest spring competitions for Volkswagens. Not only a car show this day will see all kinds of contests from pie eating to a VW Van Jam and girls in bikinis plus a huge swap meet and much more. Get details from Inter-Shows, at (714) 364-3672 (24 hours) or (714) 364-0515. THE AMERICAN DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION received national recognition on April 13 when the United States Forest Service awarded ADRA race director Phil Auernheimer and his group first place in the Take Pride in Arnerica Program which recognized groups that conduct outstanding stewardship projects. Volunteers from ADRA were recognized for wor-k in designing and building silt retention dams at the Round Valley project in Arizona's Prescott National Forest. THE CORONA 400 race out of La Paz, Baja California in May has been postponed until a date in mid to late September. Get all the latest information from Steve Kassanyi Motorsports at (619) 770-3852. Dusty Times

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November 8-10, 1991 September 27-29, 1991 July 20-21, 1991 Oxnard, CA 93035 May 5, 1991 Mazda Coachman Stages SNORE 250 U.P. Off Road 100 (805) 656-1122 December 2, 1991 Olympia, WA Jean, NV Bark River, MI May 4, 1991 Dave & Joyce Vandermissen Class 10 Buggies January 6, 1992 SCORE December 6-8, 1991 (906) 466-7494 June 1, 1991 February 3, 1992 Score International Showboat 250 August 30-September 1, 1991 Class 10 Buggies 31125 Via Colinas, Suite 908 Las Vegas, NV Brush Run 101 June 29, 1991 (All events at Speedway 117) Westlake Village, CA 91362 Class 10 Buggies SHORT TRACK Crandon, WI FIA WORLD RALLY (818) 889-9216 (715) 478-2222 August 3, 1991 CHAMPIONSHIP June 7-9, 1991 OFF ROAD September 14-15, 1991 Class 10 Buggies Baja Internacional ENTERPRISES April 27-May 2, 1991 Ensenada, BC, Mexico S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Midwest Points Championships September 7, 1991 Tour de Corse November 7-10, 1991 Tom Schwartzburg Oskosh, WI Class 10 Buggies Ajaccio, Corsica Baja 1000 2620 West Washington Terry & Bev Friday October 5, 1991 June 1-6, 1991 Ensenada, BC, Mexico West Bend, WI 53095 (414) 688-5509 or 688-5511 Class 10 Buggies December 7, 1991 (414) 334-3858 TEXAS OFF ROAD October 26, 1991 Acropolis Rally OffRoadsman Awards Banquet SUPERIOR OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX Class 10 Buggies Lagonissi, Greece Las Angeles, CA DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Short Course Racing November 23, 1991 June 28-July 3, 1991 SCORE CANADA Terry Wolfe - Texas Style Class 10 Buggies New Zealand Rally 390 Chemin Du Lac 7839 W . North Avenue Class 10, Sportsman, Challenger December 7, 1991 Auckland, New Zealand Lery, Quebec, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Mike Bernardo Class 10 Buggies July 22-28, 1991 J6N 1A3, Canada (414) 271-3575/ (414) 257-0422 1606 Lancelot Circle VORRA Argentina Rally (514) 692-6171 May 11-12, 1991 Grand Prairie, TX 75050 Valley Off Road Racing Association Buenos Aires, Argentina Great Northern Challenge (214) 855-2232 SCORE SHOW Ionia, MI 1833 Los Robles Blvd. August 20-26, 1991 Mickey Thompson Bob & Carolyn Moon May 12, 1991 Sacramento, CA 95838 1000 Lakes Rally Entertainment Group (313) 665-0358 June 9, 1991 (916) 925-1702 Jyvaskyla, Finland Ed Stotereau May 25-26, 1991 May 25-26, 1991 P.O. Box 25148 Memorial Day 100 July 14, 1991 Yerington/VORRA 400 September 19-22, 1991 Anaheim, CA 92825 Lake Geneva, WI August 11, 1991 Yerington, NV .Rally Australia (714) 938-4155 Terry & Karen Wolfe June 22-23, 1991 Perth, Australia May 3-5, 1991 (414) 257-0422 or 271-3575 September 8, 1991 Virginia City 200 October 13-18, 1991 Anaheim Convention Center Tom & Ruth Schwartzbutg October 13, 1991 Virginia City, NV Rally de Italia Anaheim, CA (414) 993-4416 July 28, 1991 Sanremo, Italy S.C.T.A. John & Phyllis De Young (All events at Prairie City SVRA Park October 27-November 2, 1991 (708) 857-7101 Stephenville, Texas Speedway) Sacramento, CA Southern California June 8-9, 1991 August 31-September 1, 1991 Ivory Coast Rally Timing Association Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race TORA Abidjan, Ivory Coast Jack Kolan Antigo, WI Truck Racing Association Yerington/VORRA 250 November 10-14, 1991 (619) 292-4444 Joe Servi Ray Carney, Director Yerington, NV Rally of Spain · (715) 623-5015 7 Prutell Drive October 20, 1991 Catalunya, Spain SNORE Tom Schuh Apalchin, NY 13732 Prairie City SVRA Park Southern Nevada Off (715) 623-7875 (607) 625-5676 Sacramento, CA November 24-29, 1991 Road Enthusiasts June 22-23, 1991 UORRA WESTERN OFF ROAD Lombard RAC P.O. Box 4394 Spring Run 101 United Off Road Racing Association RACING ASSOCIATION Nottingham, England Las Vegas, NV 89106 Crandon, WI P.O. Box 211 19125 -87A Ave. ATTENTION (702) 452-4522 (715) 478-2222 Dunellen, NJ 08812 Surrey, British Columbia, RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS May 18-19, 1991 July 6-7, 1991 (201) 752-0299/(201) 359-2745 V3S 5X7, Canada List your coming events in DUSTY Caliente 250 Fox Riverfest Challenge (All races at Trailways Speedway, (604) 576-6256 TIMES free! Send your 1991 schedule as Caliente, NV Depere, WI Hanover, PA) WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS soon as possible for listing in this column. Dick Shinnick July 27-28, 1991 (414) 468-8042 VENTURA RACEWAY 2939 E. Grovers Mail your race or rally schedule to : Midnight Special Lee Ellis Business Office Phoenix, AZ 85032 DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite Las Vegas, NV ( 414) 469-1120 2810 W . Wooley Road (602) 971~3730 0, Agoura, CA 91wr. -TH1Ro RACE oF THE Budweiser /Bud Light 1'991 sEH1Es MIA SANCTIONED /. :(,- -. CHAMPIONSHIP FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM • AMA DISTRICT 38 SUPERSTITION 250 VIII SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 1991 Dusty Times Sponsored by: LOCATION: Race Ready Products, The Wright Place & Schilling Corp. LAKE SUPERSTITION BIKES START AT 6:00 A.M • ·BUGGIES: 6:00.P.M. 60 MILE LOOP INFO: (619) 427-5759 May 1991 Page 7

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Desert Storm Troops Win The Toughest Off Road Race By Judy Smith When we talked to Navy Seal Chief Bill Weber recently, that's how he described the war in the Gulf. He said it was "an off road race, you couldn't pre run; the pits were never where you needed them; extremely unfriendly course workers; and the world's largest heavy metal class." Chief Weber was the leader of a small, but elite group of Navy Seals whose primary job in the Gulf area was deep desert search and rescue, among other things, looking for downed pilots. And the vehicles they used for tooling around in the desert? A Chenowth ·buggy, with a third seat and a machine gun perched up at the rear. It all started four and a half or five years ago when the Seals had another job that needed a specialized car, and they modified a Blazer into a vehicle that vaguely resembled the buggies. But it didn't perform well, and they started looking in other direc-tions. At that time the Army was working with some two seat Chenowth buggies that they'd had for a while, so the Seals got one of them, and took it out into the desert to play with it. They messed around with it for about two years, testing and experimenting, and finally came up with a basic concept, and then went and had a look at one of Chenowth's desert racers. They had decided they needed some-thing a bit bigger than the old two seater. What they settled on was the same chassis that the Herbst brothers, and Bob Gordon use for racing the HD RA/SCORE series. But they expanded on the idea, because they needed that third seat, and had a prototype built. Then they spent about six months testing the prototype, and decided they'd pretty much hit the nail on the head. Basically, a desert racer was what they needed. So they built some. And, somewhere along the line, Bill Weber became a confirmed off road fan. He took to going to the races with Mike Thomas of Chenowth, and watching how things operated in the pits. He picked up some hints about making quick repairs, or how to stash spare parts in the cars, and he assimilated everything that he could use for his Seals, and incorporated his new race knowledge into their program. The cars were built like race cars with parts made by many familiar off road manufacturers. Tucked inside the Chenowth chassis were Mendeola trans-missions and Major Performance Motors, along with Sway-A-Way suspension components, and Bilstein shock absorbers. The Seals settled snugly into Master-craft seats, buckled up in Simpson five point harnesses, and pro-tected their heads with Bell helmets. They used Mickey Thompson tires, with bead locks, unless they headed into the big dunes, and then they switched to Sand Tires Unlimited paddle tires. Unique Metal Products did all the aluminum work, including a· special deflector to keep fiery spent machine gun cartridges from falling between the legs of the driver and navigator. Bill says it's hard to get away from those cartridges when you're all buckled into your bucket seat. Then, when Iraq decided to walk into Kuwit and annex it, the Seals were shipped to the Gulf, arriving on August 12th, complete Sporting a quartet of Cibie lights, a Navy Seal backs his black painted Chenowth into a waiting chopper that will transport it closer to the mission action, usually transpiring at night. with their Chenowth buggies. They worked along the shores, and out on the oil rigs, and they worked with Saudi and Kuwaiti Special Forces. And, eventually, when the air war began, there were new assignments for the Seals, using their desert racers. They were used as "range extenders" for our forces. That is, they could go further to gain information than our helicopters could go, because the surface to air risk was too high. So the buggies, utilizing a Global Positioning System (GPS) for navigation, became involved in missions deep into Iraq. Weber said that the "biggest advantage was, we could go anywhere, faster than anyone thought. We could go in 100 miles and be back before daylight, and no one would even know we were there." Using the GPS to navigate let them be very precise about where they were going, even though they drove entirely without lights. The little cars were so quick that they could accomplish in one night what would b_e a four day trip for any other armed forces vehicle. And they were almost invisible to radar because there are virtually no flat surfaces on the car, and i:he powder-coated tubular chassis can't be "seen" by radar either. In addition to their role in searching out information in Iraq, the Seals and their buggies were "players in rescue operations", and Weber says that some pilots are a "lot happier" than they might have been because of what the Seals learned from off road racing. Although the cars had been delivered with full bodies, the Seals took the hoods off, and left them off, in order to make more space for storing all the gear they had to carry with them. Every time they went on a mission they had to take food and water for three men for two or three days, along with fuel for the buggy and ammunition for their weapons. They strapped on two spares in the back, and one in front, and carried tubes and patch kits, as well as a bicycle type pump. And of course, spare fan belts, fuel pumps and the like, along with their tools, weapons, radios and A crash program got these mutations of a full race Class 2 Chenowth to the Marines in record time with the entire off road industry in southern California putting all parts needed on a super rush basis. * Properly outfitted for combat duty the three seat cars used the side pods to store almost everything needed in the desert from food and water to some extra gasoline. This area looks just like a local dry lake bed. A trio or Navy Seals take a test spin while some camels, on the right, gaze at these new arrivals in their desert. The top roll cage for the gunner looks effective, but happily they were never put to the test. Except for the big gun, this Chenowth, note bumper ID, looks ready for some serious pre-running far from civilization. The gun, spare tires, lights, etc. were all kept covered away from dust until needed. Page 8 May 1991 Dusty Times

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Obviously these troops got into some -;;,":;';Jdy water on their trip across the desert, which had as varied terrain offerings as we have in the SCORE/HORA racing series, silt, clay, rocks and big dunes. The troops did have the luxury of a graded road through their compound, but either it rained recently or they have the same over eager water truck drivers we used to see at Riverside. Shiny and clean here, these war buggies are still being fitted with gear that will be needed when the crews are far from home base and sometimes on their own, depending on the mission. The Chenowth war machine poses a sharp contrast to the aged style of the military light duty truck, and the heavyweight, both of which look left over from an earlier conflict. The Navy Seals painted everything black, but the light covers, • Standing at the ready, a pair of Chenowths wait for orders to go which they removed when they got serious, and the lack of flat to work. With their success, perhaps Chenowth will soon get an surface on the cars made them almost invisible to radar. order from Israel, or other nations in the area. Off roaders can be proud of these machines that utilize the This is not a pit stop, but home base, down in the dunes near the Mike Thomas of Chenowth and Don Prim of UMP get ready to leave Al Jubial for the Kuwaiti border at the start of the ground war in what certainly looks like an AM General Hummer. latest trick stuff developed in off road desert racing, and the fact border, and like good desert racers, the machines were that they were delivered on time, none were lost, and no crews maintained in these somewhat primitive conditions and were injured. These units belonged to the Marines at Al Jubial. _m_a_in_t_a_in_e_d_w_e_ll_. ________________ _ GPS unit. accident. One little luxury, enjoyed by In general, the cars, which were the cars particularly, was that the painted black, were used for regular gasoline was 97 octane, night-time assignments, since they and cost only 14 cents a gallon. didn't lend themselves to daytime Weber said he's not sure the operations because they're not motors will want to run on the gas armored. The Sea Is had been they'll be served once they get supplied with sunglasses for back in the U.S. daytime use, and goggles, with Thecarswerepoweredbyatwo tear offs, for driving, by JT liter Type I VW motor, and Racing. They found that the according to Weber, could goggles worked just great, and at "comfortably run twice as fast as night, they could just wear their anything else around." They night vision goggles over the ]Ts, think maybe they'd give them a and drive in comfort. little more horsepower in the The men used walkie-talkie future, because they do pack a lot type radios to communicate with of weight, but they worked just one another, and found that fine this time. They could go in riding in that top seat wasn't very the soft sand when no one else different from riding in the low could, and when they went out on level passinger seat. And the rider a mission, would plan escape up top could see a little further routes back through the biggest out across the desert, and could dunes, because they knew no one help the driver pick his way else could follow them. Only through the sand. We asked what camels. it was like to be in the top seat if The Chief says that the sand the car rolled over, and Weber dunes in the desert there are like said they didn't know. It seems our Glamis or Pismo dunes, but they'd never rolled one, never "so vast". And one of the even came close he said. advantages of the little buggies Bill Weber wants to "Thank was that with the Seals securely everybody in the industry as a strapped in and protected by full whole. Because of things learned roll cages, they could fall off the from off road, I took 20 people back side, or slide into a bowl and over there and brought them all nothing would happen to them. In back without a scratch. The off . fact, the designers of the cars had road community played a big part purposely elected to use race car in our success." Bill also wants to type safety devices for just that thank the publishers of the Dusty reason. They wanted their men to Times for the yellow ribbon on be protected in the event of an the mast head. Dusty Times Once the ground war started, not far from the b o rder of the Seals were basically living out Kuwait. Mike and Don and Steve of the cars. They were heavily had put together a curriculum loaded, including enough fuel to aimed at teaching the Marines not take them into Kuwait City and only how to drive off road, but back. The cars had already put on how to maintain the cars, and nearly 8,000 miles of hard desert make repairs in the field. driving, and yet, the first four Mike says that he felt it was a coalition vehicles to drive into great honor to be able to be there Kuwait City were Seal driven to assist the Marines, because he Chenowth race cars. Bill Weber wanted to help give them every says, 'That's first overall." possible chance to succeed. The In the early days of the Desert air war was then at its peak, the oil Shield operation the U.S. wellshadbeensetafireandsmoke Marines recognized the usefulness darkened the skies, and every of the Seals' little cars, and they night the Scuds flew over, while placed an order for some, on a air raid sirens became familiar, rush basis. Chenowth got hustling but frightening, sounds to the off and the off road suppliers pitched roaders. in and performed a miracle. They They worked many long hours built eight cars, converting at training a small cadre of straight tubing into fully operative Marines, but then the ground war vehicles,includingweapons,in 14 suddenly began, and troops days. started heading for Kuwait and The Marines' cars were shipped Kuwait City. Mike was asked to to the Gulf area, and Chief Weber determine whether or not the became involved in the initial Marine drivers were prepared stages of tactical training. He enough to be sent out onto the showed the new Marine off battlefield in their buggies. After a roaders how the cars could be lot of soul searching and wrestling used from a military point of with their sense of responsibility, view. Then Mike Thomas, of Mike and Don decided that the Chenowth, Don Prim, of Unique young drivers would be safer in Metal, and Steve Montgomery, a the buggies than in any of the mechanic from Chenowth, came other vehicles being used, and, on the scene. They'd first flown to while they hadn't had the time Washington D.C., where they'd he'd have liked for training, they been issued their anti-chemical were essentially ready. The· weapons gear, and taught how to Marines loaded up their cars and use their gas m~sks. Then they left, and the next day Mike and flew to Al Ju bail, in Saudi Arabia, Don drove up to the Kuwaiti May 1991 border, where they were supposed to wait for word to come further along, as the Marines moved forward, liberating positions within Kuwait. When Mike and Don saw how heavily loaded the cars were they made some suspension adjustments for the Marine drivers, and then sent them on their way. They were being used in reconnaissance for the First Expeditionary Force of the Marine Corps, and they successfully completed all their assigned tasks, with no vehicles lost and no crewmen injured. But Mike and Don didn't know that for several days. They sat at the border, waiting word that didn't come. Because the liberation of Kuwait moved forward so rapidly, there were no stops for the Marines, and no time or need for Mike and Don to catch up. It was a nerve wracking time for the two, because not only had they sent their Marine friends off, but they also knew that Bill Weber and his Seals were out there somewhere. Mike hadn't seen Weber for several days, and was growing really concerned about his welfare, when, to his relief, Bill showed up, hale and hearty, knocking at his door one night. And Mike couldn't find the words to express how be felt when the Marine drivers all came back. After thinking about it a while, he simply said, "I cried." Page 9

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The Status Of Off Road Racing In The Northwest Christmas Valley. They do· not want to wait for B.L.M. permits, environmental studies, etc. They want a race on July 4. How bad? One man has given us his private property to set up a short course, about ten miles, and will furnish the liability insurance if we will put on a show on July 4, 1991. There will be no entry fees, no points, just fun putting on a show that will probably be the start of an annual event. By Terry Silbaugh, High Desert Racing Team Each year we read in the various off road publications about land use conflicts, course closures, and the future of off road racing in general. In the Northwest we are no exception, as witnessed by the closure of Matawa and Richland in Washington. Millican, near Bend Oregon, is all we have left. What was once a great course to hold two annual events has seen four years of drought and several groups are becoming concerned about its survival as a race course. With only one course and two race dates, things were beginning to look bleak for off road racing. Something has to be done and soon. I took it upon myself to begin looking for new locations to race. I have spent many hours in meetings and driving around the Central Oregon desert mapping places I felt could be used for racing. I have discovered that while dealing with the B.L.M. can be frustrating, it can also be rewarding if you stop and listen as well as talk. °I have also met with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife employees. Both agencies have some valid concerns and so do we. In a recent meeting with both departments, I presented a map of wh;it I thought was an excellent area to race. Both of these agencies had some concerns for a race in May, but thought the area was suitable for a 400 mile race in October. A concession was made and we now have two new courses in addition to the old Millican race course. The May 111 race will be held three miles east of the Millican Store and on the north side of Highway 20. The course is similar to the present Millican course. It has some rock and plenty of fast roads. It will be a drivers course where thinking will beat horsepower. Another area that wants to host races is Christmas Valley, about 55 miles south of Millican. Perry Warren and I, who between us field three cars, went to a meeting with the business owners in :: .. OK, so we have more places to race. Something still has to be done and quickly to get more entry. A lot of racers have cars sitting in the shop and plan on racing again someday. "Someday" Bonneville Off Road Racing By Jim Baker Progress is generally defined as moving ahead, and that's just what we are doing. The season is upon us and we are preparing all the important details to start our season with enthusiasm. In the past few days I have met with the folks in Jackpot, the county commissioners in Elko, the BLM in Elko, and several times with Greg here in the Salt Lake BLM office. I am extremely proud of the association and you, the members. My task of organization could be very difficult; however, DESERT LOCK OUTER ., the fine reputation developed by the BORE members is well recognized, and my reception in the areas where it counts is just super. Thanks to each of you who have helped build BORE that way. Red Anodize co·nstructed of all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light weight and optimum strength * At last,a quality bead lock designed for Off-Road racing * All parts are available separately *In stock - Ready for shipment For Todays' Sophisticated 15" UNLIMITED SPORT TRUCK BAJA BUG 13" MIDGET 8"-1 O" MODIFIED MIDGET QUAD RACER ATV MINI STOCK MODIFIED MIDGET WE HA VE DEVELOPED THE TOUGHEST, MOST DURABLE BEAD LOCK FOR YOU ! - SIMPLE TO ORDER Prices are Per Bead Lock-installed on your wheel, fully machined and trued 8" ........ $69.95 1 0" ........ $84.95 13"/15" ...... $125.00 15"Desert Lock ..... $132.50 CALL OR WRITE TO: 00 (]] 00 [J) D C[) 00 0 0 0 1671 N. Brawley Fresno, CA 93722 (209) 275-5183 Page 10 Same Day Service Shipped U. P.S'. Calif. Res.Add 6% Sales Tax Our opener at Delle on April 27 should be an excellent test to find out if you did all the right things over the winter. I've got it set up over some of the 'best' areas we've ever run at Delle. Once again we will operate from the state borrow pit a mile west of the Delle Truck Stop. Starting time will be at 10 a.m. for this event. Registration will be open late Friday afternoon and evening, with late arrivals checked in Saturday from 7:30 until 9:00 a.rn. The drivers' meeting at nine is followed by the drawing for starting positions. Don't forget, we will have time limits this season on all our races, with the times announced at each race based on the course. While· discussing the upcoming season let me emphasize some of the items you should be aware of: NOTE: Class 1-2-1600 cars will ·un without restrictor plates, with all other rules regarding suspen-sion, weight and engines in place. NOTE: All restricted class cars will be impounded immediately as they finish until all in that class · finish. At that time drivers of record will be polled. If there is no complaint or protest, the official class finish will stand. IF there is a complaint, other than a driver "error", the cars in the money will be torn down for inspection. If a car is found illegal the car in the next place will then be inspected until we have a legal · finish. Teardowns will be overseen by BORE officials plus two persons from the car to do the mechanical work. Items checked will be displacement, stroke, crank, with heads being checked for illegal relieving or valve work. Class 10 cars would only need to be checked for 1650 cc. It should - be stated we don't feel this will May 1991 is here now! If more cars don't come out at the next race and continue to come, there won't be a promoter around interested in putting on races. At the March Millican race we had eight cars pre-entered and another eight show up. That makes 16 cars in four classes. The racing was close with almost no dust. How much longer can Leonard Day keep paying a $3400 per race insurance fee so a few of us can race?? I would have given in long ago. Corne on guys. Dust off those older cars and come out. If you don't our racing days are numbered. So your car is outdated by today's professional happen. BUT, you are the racers and this will be the policy. BE aware and don't be surprised or embarrassed if it happens. NOTE: As previously stated we will attempt to keep each class "pure" so be real sure of your class rules. It should be noted that our Sportsman class is for the sportsman in his 'play car' who is trying to determine if off road racing is his cup of tea. It is not a place for pros to fall back to and perhaps dominate. There is no· quicker way to discourage any team trying to field a street or play car on a limited budget. Remem-ber, we all had to start some place and for most of us it was an expensive lesson. BORE will try to keep this class available to those folks to help them go pro. NOTE: We will be racing under some slightly different regulations which we will comply with religiously! 1) Restricted and slower pre-running, Friday only. Check with officials for details at each event. 2) Chase vehicles will not be allowed 'cross country' access to a disabled car. If there isn't a road there don't make one! 3) Due to tighter ins~.irance regulations the driver of record will be responsible to have all his pit and chase personnel sign a release, as he does. 4) Pit speeds before and after the race SLOW! 5) No 2-3-4 wheel bikes in the pits Friday or Saturday NOR on the course during the race, excepting emergency/ officials. 6) NO FIREARMS allowed race day ANYWHERE in the area. 7) All checkpoint personnel must have a red flag, fire extinguisher, shovel, first aid kit, good working CB radio, clipboard and score sheet. 8) All road crossing monitors must be equipped the same as (7) plus they need to be aware of the rules pertaining to that race regarding who stops, who to contact for trouble, and have radio contact with the pits or be able to relay. 9) The same rules for 7 and 8 apply to course monitors. 10) NO UNAUTH-ORIZED persons in the scoring bus during race prep or the race. Direct questions to the Race Di rector. Rernem her, these points are only slightly different than in the past, however, you must be aware of them so there will be no questions nor unneces-sary violations. NOTE: It is important to understand that the SCORE/ HORA rules on safety and classes are the standard of the sport. That's why we follow them. HOWEVER, BORE IS NOT ASSOC IA TED NOR SANC-TIONED BY HORA, and there-fore the parameters we use to set our format are at the discretion of BORE and may not be the same as HORA/SCORE. We have the standards. We have growing Sportsman buggy and truck classes where you can still be competitive. If you never plan on racing your car again, how about bringing it out one last time with a "FOR SALE" sign attached. Our future is non-existant unless we all pitch in. The choice is ours. If you have any good ideas, please give me a call at (503) 388-9886, or write me at High Desert Racing Team, 20515 Whitehaven Circle, Bend, Oregon, 97702. Corning race dates are May 11, July 4 in Christmas Valley, and October 12. Be there. Get full info' from me, or PAC-Leonard Day-(206) 242-1773. right and obligation to make our races not only fun and challenging, but, safety is number one and we will do anything necessary to make the races as safe as is possible. This is not a different policy, but one we have adhered to from the beginning, and may be part of the reason we have never had a serious injury. A good record is a good reason to keep a very successful policy intact. NOTE: We have been lax in several areas so we need to clean up some details to avoid conflicts. A) All drivers and co-drivers must be BORE members. Mem-bership is $35 per year or $60 for husband and wife. Membership for Powder Puffers and Over the Hill Derby participants is only $25 for the season. B) Regular membership at $35 provides the following: Racing privileges for the season, subscription to Dusty Times, regular newsletters and BORE ·decals, which totals out to a racers bargain. If you as a BORE member, have a comment or suggestion to improve the association, please jot it down and send it to me. It's our club and it ain't perfect, but it's the best one around!! It is time to make some reservations for those who will be needing rooms for the races. I have a listing of the Hotel/Cas-inos who support BORE and have rooms blocked in Wen dover and Jackpot, so give me a call. I have just received a nice note from the Sorenson Race Team. "Dear BORE members: We would like to thank everyone who came to the Nissan 400 in gala Las Vegas and provided us with pit crews, radios, support and encouragement. We appreciate everyone who stayed out so late waiting for our car to go by, even though we broke 35 miles from the finish. Everyone had a good time and the weather was perfect for racing. The BORE group has always been a great group of people to associate with and race with. Thank you, Rod and Sue Sorenson, J irn and Kay Magill, Mark Bradshaw". This team was running well, fifth or sixth when they broke. Congratulations to another BORE team who finished fifth, Chris Klick and Gary Brennan in the Sheetrnetal Fab Team Bug. We repeat our request for volunteers to help at races. Low pay and dirty conditions make this a premier position. Contact me, Jim Baker, at (801) 627-BORE or P.O. Box 1583, Ogden, Utah 84402. Check Out the DUSTY TIMES Special aub Sub Offer Call (818) 889-5600 Dusy Times

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HDRA NISSAN 400 By Judy Smith Ivan Stewart Makes It Three In A Row Photos: Trackside Photos Inc. Brian Stewart passed almost everybody but his dad in the rocks en route to an outstanding Class 8 victory in the big Dodge, and the second generation Stewart racer was a fine third overall as well. as much fun as they could stand. The first group off the line had heen the Unlimited one and two seat cars, and Danny Cau, who's usually pretty good with his predictions for fast lap times, had announced that he figured the fast lap would be about two hours and 10 or 15 minutes, and it was a good bet that someone in this class would do it. Danny was among the most surprised when the first car around to complete the lap was Stewart, his Toyota just humming, in the time of 2:01:54:9. Second behind Ivan It was the hat trick for Ivan Stewart, and he won his third consecutive race on the tough Las Vegas course, and Ivan again was Tim Herbst with his brother led all four 100 mile laps to wm Class 1 /2 and overall m the Toyota by a husky 27 minutes. Ed .d. l ' . h . p h Ticking off the 100 mile laps like clock-work, Ivan Stewart made the Nissan 400, one of off road's toughest events, look almost easy, as he recorded his third overall victory in a row. Stewart has been able to do no wrong in North Las Vegas since the HORA moved the big event back to the Speedrome three years ago, and this year he was far and away the quickest thing on the track, recording the four fastest laps of the day, of which the best time was a sizzling 2:00:26:3 for the 100 miles. Mother Nature bent over backwards to cooperate with the racers, by providing a heavy rainstorm on Friday, which soaked the contingency donors, and the race track. So, while Friday's Fremont St. glitter was a · bit soggy, the payoff came on Saturday, with a North Las Vegas race course that was virtually dust free most of the day. It's no longer news, of course, but there was no pre-running for this race, and, in an effort to alleviate the problems caused by turning a couple of hundred racers loose on a course they hadn't seen, Danny Cau, President of the HORA, presented a slide show of the track at the mandatory Drivers' Meeting. The drivers were generally pleased with his effort, and declared that the slides were helpful for identifying potential trouble spots. There were plenty of those, what with · _ n mg a ong, m t e1r orsc e the need to avoid desert tortoise The rain had turned the short -Chenowth, seven minutes and territory while also side stepping course into a big puddle, and in four seconds back. In third it was the more obvious hazards of a Las spite of the efforts of HORA and the team of Tom Bradley, Sr. and Vegas race course. Speedrome crews to pump it out, Jr., in~ Type IV Raceco, followed There were plenty of restric- it was still very wet, with several by Corky McMillin in a Porsche tions on spectators and pit crews huge puddles, on race morning. Chenowth and then Bob Richey also, and a major restriction was As the racers lined up in staging in his Porsche Raceco. that no pits were allowed inside they were told that they had the Ivan made a quick stop to take · the Speedrome. Instead, the pit option to turn sharply left off of on fuel and new rear tires, and to area was designated on the long the chute that led down into the mop up the blood from a skinned empty stretch_ of land that short course, and onto the nose, damaged when a rock flew parallels the highway just east of pavement oval, to avoid the mud into his cab and made a bullseye. the Speedrome, on the opposite and water entirely. Or they could He shaved a minute and 24 side of the street. The course ran slog through the puddles. The seconds off his time on the second along there as ft came back to the logical choice was to take the lap, and widened his lead, so he Speedrome at the end of the lap, pavement, and the first 20 or so was now a·little over 18 minutes and it wasn't a bad location, but it starters did just that. But then in front of second place Brian did have the effect of taking all somehow the word filtered back Collins, in a Porsche Chenowth. those folks out of the Speedrome, to the cars waiting in line that the Just over a minute behind him and away from the grandstands •pavement option was no longer were the Herbsts, who'd had a flat that overlooked the frustrating available, and all the remaining when a wheel broke, and then it and entertaining little short drivers took the dirt, and the mud was McMillin, and his ·co-driver course the HORA had created in and water. Some stalled their cars, Brian Ewalt, 44 seconds later. the infield of the paved circle some muddied their goggles and And in fifth it was the Bradleys, track. then got lost, even to heading 28 seconds behind them. From Cau has said that the purpose of backwards toward the next car second through fifth place it was a the short course interval was to coming along, and some putted very close race. keep the spectators entertained out of the-short course on two or Ivan stopped for fuel and tires right there in the Speedrome, and three cylinders. No one ever did again, and then shaved another prevent them from heading out find out how the wrong informa-four seconds off his• time to into the desert, where they might tion came to be given to the record the fast lap of the day. And become hazards or damage a drivers. ' now the Herbsts, who'd lost their tortoise burrow. However, with Once out on the course, with hood on this lap, were second no pits to wander around in, the the mud cleaned off their goggles again, 23 minutes hack. Collins, .grandstands were never very full. and face plates, the drivers found who'd stalled in one of the infield In the past most of the spectators themselves in off road heaven. puddles and lost a couple of have been the pit folk who were They were on a Mint (oops! minutes, now was third, about taking a break, or the non-sorry), a Nissan 400 course, and seven minutes further back, working fans who come along to there was no dust. They could see followed by Jimmy Smith, Parker cheer for their favorite racer, and to get up close behind another car, 400 winner, in a Porsche this year they all went across the they could tell if it was safe to Chenowth, in fourth place. Eric !treet and sat}? the pits. pass, and_they were having about Arras, who'd taken over for his co-driver, Frank Snook, had their Raceco in· fifth place, only 28 seconds later. Starting on about the third lap there was some dust on the pole line, but traffic was thin enough that it wasn't a major problem. Ivan, who never got out of his car all day,_could have left the lights off his car. He finished in broad daylight, at 4: 13 p.m. taking the overall win in a time of8:04:42:3, an hour and 11 minutes faster · than last year's time. The four laps totaled just over four miles less this year than last, but the quicker time was directly due to the perfectly watered course and matchless visibility. After Stewart finished there was a wait of 2 7 minutes before the next finisher came along, and then it was the Herbsts, Ed having driven the final two laps. They were followed in a half hour later by Arras, who'd rolled in the Rock Pile on the last lap, and couldn't upright the car himself. He got Rick Romans to nudge his roof with the front of the Class 10 car, and set it back on its wheels, and then came on to the finish line in time to be third. Smith, who said this race was "Nothin' like Parker", had had one flat, and finished fourth six minutes later. In fifth it was Gary Hymes and Les Larson in their Porsche Raceco. They'd had carburetion problems, and had to tighten up a few things, but reported no major difficulties, and even the cast on Larson's right wrist, a leftover from Parker, hadn't got in the way. The exotic trucks in this class hadn't fared too well, although once again, the Church Chevy, with Bill and Mike at the wheel, had done all right. They'd had brake problems, and a driveline out of balance which limited their top speed, but had nevertheless finished eighth. Danny Letner's truck had not been back in running trim_ since Parker, so he and his son Marty, raced his old two seater, while Jack Johnson's Jeep bent a pulley early in the day and then proceeded to toss belts over and over again, and finally Ed and Tim Herbst shared the driving chores in the Chenowth/Porsche, and the brothers from Las Vegas finished second overall and in class in the race that is tough to just finish. Frank Snook and Eric Arras e~d;d a long dry spell for top finishes putting the Raceco home third in Class 1 /2 and fourth overall at the rugged_ra_c_e_. ________________ _ Jim Smith, whose only trouble on course was one flat on the Chenowth/Porsche, finished strong at fourth in Class 1 /2 and fifth overall at the flag. Page 12 May 1991 Dusty Times

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~ ...... Chris Robinson drove all but a few miles in Larry Ragland's Chevrolet, led the first half of the race, and the team ended up second in Class 8, sixth overall. Dave Shoppe and new co-driver Frank Vessels started out third in Class 8, and despite shock troubles, the Ford held third place at the finish line. Scott Flamson and Jerry Penhall almost got the job done in the Raceco/Rabbit but they ended up second in Class 10 by just 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Doug Fortin Jr. had a good lead for three laps in Class 10, some serious down time on the final lap that almost cost him the victory, but he did solo the. Chenowth into first in Class 10 and seventh overall. was just parked. Walker- Evans, who'd first run out of gas,. then discovered water in his oil, had also managed only one lap. The Class 8 trucks took the green flag next, and Chris Robinson, in Larry Ragland's Chevrolet, took the first lap lead, with about four minutes on Brian Stewart, in his Dodge. Ragland, who'd broken a shoulder blade the week before while short course racing at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, was on the sidelines, gnashing his teeth with envy, hating to miss a dustless race.· In third it was Dave Shoppe, in his Ford, and then came Dave Westhem in his GMC, followed by David Bryan in his Ford in fifth, wishing he had more horsepower. Robinson continued to lead, and had seven minutes on Stewart at the end of the second lap, while Shoppe held third and Bryan moved into fourth, followed by Rob MacCachren, in the Ford, who'd lost a power steering box when a rock hit it just 10 miles into the race. On the third lap Robinson had a flat and it ripped the right rear shocks, and he had to limp a long way to help, as Stewart moved up into the lead. Robinson did hold second place, while Shoppe's co-driver, Frank Vessels, kept their truck in third place. Bryan was still fourth, and MacCachren, who'd also replaced a driveshaft and a broken steering ram, was still fifth. 2:07:04:03, to move up-to fourth· place. MacCachren, who drove in Class 7S last year, said, "These things are so cush!" Bryan, still decrying his lack of horsepower was fifth, agreeing with MacCach-ren in spirit, and saying, it "Beats the Hell out of the Jeep!" He's an old Class 3 driver. Class 10 was next to go, and Doug Fortin, Jr. took the early lead in his VW powered Chen-ow th, with just under two minutes on Ray Croll, in a Toyota Jimco, who'd got his distributor wet in the infield puddles. In third it was Larry Job, in a Toyota Chenowth, followed by Jeff Quinn and Kurt Pfeiffer, in a VW Raceco, in fourth, and then Rick and Randy Wilson in their Toyota A-armed Raceco. On the second lap Fortin scored the quick time for the · class, at 2: 10:21 :6, and solidified his lead, now 15 minutes up on Croll. Job, and his co-driver, Steve Rebeil were still third, followed by Jerry Penhall, with no rear brakes in Scott Flamson's Rabbit Raceco, as Q_uinn and Pfeiffer succumbed with a broken transmission. In fifth now it was Tom Schilling, a recent graduate of Bondurant's driving school, in his ToyotaJimco. Fortin, who's also a Bondurant grad, held his lead; and at the end of lap three was third overall as well as 16 minutes up on second place Flamson. In third it was Mike Julson, Croll's co-driver, and they were still having distributor problems. Schilling's co-driver,John Marking, was now fourth, and John Hays, in a Raceco, ran fifth. Flamson came in so close behind him that they had to wait for word from the officials before anyone knew for sure who'd won. It was Fortin, by two minutes and 55 seconds. Behind Flamson and Penhall it was Schilling and Marking, who'd had a couple of flats, and who said their new car's suspension isn't qu(te right yet. Hays, who lost a power steering ram, and tried several times to make repairs, finished fourth. The Class 5 cars were next off the line, and the Arizona based bug of Brad Person and T any" Kujala took the early lead, some seven minutes ahead of Dave Baeskens in Gary Bates' bug, who ran second. In third it was Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter, who'd had to stop to add grease to a c. v. with a torn boot. And LeRoy VanKirk, no longer sporting his big Porsche motor, because of the new rules, but running a Type IV, was fourth, a minute and 20 seconds later. In fifth it was Bob Utgard, who was at the wheel in George Seeley's car, while Seeley languished in the pits, recovering from a broken shoulder the result of his accident at Parker. He planned to drive just the last few miles. · On the second lap Person and Kujala built their lead to 12 minutes, recording the fast lap for the class, at 2:21:01:5, and now it was the Klawitters in second, with VanKirk third, only five minutes ' later. John Cooley,_ who'd had three flats on the first lap, but only one on lap two, was now third in Gene Norman's bug, followed by Bill Hernquist and Mike Lund in fifth. The Klawitters had to hold their car in third gear, but it didn't slow them and they moved into the lead on the third lap, followed by Rick Rowland, VanKirk's co-driver, who was just two minutes and 23 seconds behind them. Person and Kujala never came around again. Norman took over for Cooley, and he had a flat, and ran third, followed by Scott Cameron who'd had two flat tires at once in Lisa Dickerson's car. The Klawitters had to grease that c.v. every lap, but they ran at a steady pace, and got their second win of the year. Cooley and Norman, who'd had still another flat, finished second, 39 minutes later, while Rowland, after being so close, dropped back to third when he lost his battery ground, a brake caliper and his clutch. In fourth it was Dickerson and Cameron, another 11 minutes later, delayed when their fan Stewart was motivated to finish before dark because he'd lost all his lights, and just barely made it, with a motor that was, according to truck owner Walker Evans, "wrung out", to take the win. Robinson stopped out in the pit area to let Ragland climb into the driver's seat and take the truck to the finish line, to get his points, and second place, about 10 minutes later. In third it was Shoppe and Vessels, followed in by MacCachren, who'd recorded the class fast time on lap four, at On the last lap Fortin's down stop broke, which bent a tie rod and broke two shocks. His crew got him fixed, and then, having lost track of Flamson, told Doug he could slow down some, which he did. But suddenly they realized that Flamson was still running strong, and was actually about two minutes up on Doug, so they radioed to him to step on it, which he did. He finished first, but · shroud popped some plug wires off. Dusty Times Class 4 had a hard day of it, but Timmy Pruett and his Ford got things off to a good start with a three and a half minute lead ovet Rod Hall .in his borrowed old " May 1991 Dodge. He's still waiting for his new truck to be completed, and last year's is too highly modified to be legal in this class now, so he's running a still older model that his two sons have been, campaigning in Northern Cali-fornia. One of his sons, Chad, rode with Rod, in order to pre run. Steve Kelley was third at the end of lap one, already losing time with a recurring steering problem in his Chevy, and Pat Shea and Matt Pike ran fourth in their Dodge. Pruett got out and let Jerry This is the system run by most off road race winners Bundy, who hails from Con-necticut, take over on lap two, and Bundy continued to lead, thinking that he had "died and gone to heaven" as he compared Pruett's truck to the Jeep he usually drives back east. They now had a little over two hours on Kelley, who had fewer troubles to fix this lap, while Hall dropped to third after a hub came loose and a rear wheel rolled off. Shea and Pike were still fourth. On the third lap Bundy continued to lead, now two and a half hours r;.,.. TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 13

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Tom Schilling and John Marking showed off their new Toyota/Jimco, had a couple of flats and suspension problems, but took third in Class 10. Defending Class 10 points champion John H,ws fought power steering trouble all the way, but he drove alone in the Raceco to fourth in the big Class 10. John Cooley had three flats on the first lap, and he and Gene Norman had a couple more flats on their way to a keen second in Class 5, 39 minutes behind. i;r ahead of Chad Hall, who had made his mark in history by being the only official co-driver Hall's had in about 19 · years. Shea and Pike had moved up to third while Kelley's crew labored long and hard replacing relay rods over and over again. Mike Schwellinger and Bill Holmes, in a Ford, were now fourth, and were also having a ·d i ff i cu l t day , fr a u g ht w it h problems . . Pruett got back into his truck for the finish lap, and he had all the hard luck. Not only did he lose his brakes, but he got stuck and had a flat. Still, no one could catch him, and Pruett and Bundy got their win, finishing a full hour and 22 minutes in front of the Halls. Shea and Pike were third, while Kelley, determined to get a finish, cobble·d things together well enough to get around a fourth time, and finished a little over a half hour before he'd have run out of time all together. No one else made four laps. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter are campaigning their new Jimco built Class 5 the entire season this year, and they started out losing a cv boot, but still scored their second victory of 1991. Most of the Class 4 trucks had troubles, but Timmy Pruett and Jerry Bundy enjoyed the dust free run, had all their troubles, including getting stuck, on the last lap and won Class 4 in the Ford. In Class 1/2-1600, which came next, the first lap lead belonged to Rob Tolleson, driving Willie Melancon's Mirage. He was five seconds ahead of Larry Martin in his NR W chassis, and just 59 seconds behind him was Tim Burns, in a Miraco, who'd already lost second gear. In fourth, another two and a half minutes back, came Gary Sewell and Dan Ke Her, in a Lothringer, and then it was Jamie Wells and Chris Tool, in a Chenowth, fifth. Tolleson had a flat on the second lap and Martin moved into the lead, now four and a half minutes up on Tom Burns, who'd taken over for Tim. Tolleson had dropped to third, and Keith Underwood ran fourth about eight minutes behind him. In fifth place it was Jason Linker in a Mirage. Burns put on a burst of speed and recorded the fast lap for the class, at 2:.17:40:9, to put himself into first place, 10 minutes ahead of Melancon, who'd taken over for Tolleson. But Melancon was having trouble with his power steering. Underwood's co-driver, Mike Spina, was now third, followed by Linker's co-driver, Paul Mischel, in fourth. And Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis, in their Suspensions Unlimited car, were only a minute and a half behind them. Burns, who's also racing the SNORE series in this class, and has six straight wins under his belt there, added an HDRA win to his ,, ~ . ~ ~~ 0116110•\. <, ·The Off-Roader's Choice· E-Z UP"' INSTANT SHELTERS Imagine setting up a free-standing shelter in less than 60 seconds! Page 14 NO missing parts NO center poles NO ropes NO hassle • 5 sizes • 24 colors • Custom Graphics Instant Pit Shelter La Rana Contingency Sponsor E-Z UP Authorized Dealer CASTEX RENTALS, INC. 1044 N. Cole Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90035 CALL: 213 • 462 • 1468 · account, finishing nine minutes in front of Melancon and Tolleson. Unfortunately, Tolleson had run through Checkpoint 8 two times, his mind apparently not register-ing that what he was seeing wa:s a checkpoint. The automatic penalty for such an infraction is disqualification, and the officials had no choice but to disqualify Tolleson and Melancon. That meant that Spina and Underwood took second place, followed by Porter and Ruddis, who'd had to struggle to the finish on only one light. In fourth it was Linker and Mischel, who'd lost a tie rod and a belt, and then Sewell and Keller moved into fifth place. Class 7 4x4 hit a new low, with only two trucks, Jerry McDon-ald's Chevy and the Ford Ranger of Paul and Dave Simon, showing up to take the green flag. McDonald, and co-driver, Jeff Lewis led all day, worried by only one flat and a broken idler arm that they couldn't fix because they hadn't packed a pickle fork. They battery, although his lead continued to build. He was 40 minutes ahead of Douglas at the end of lap two, having recorded the Class fast lap, at 2: 15:06.8. Douglas is still driving an old C lass 7S truck with a few modifications and a six cylinder motor as he waits for the new Class 7 truck to be built. Mears had moved up to third place, followed by Gardner and Conway, and then the Mohrs. On the third lap Esquerra, who said the suspension in the new truck is still not quite right, had a · 35 minute lead, after breaking an axle. Douglas held second, and Mears, who'd repaired an idler · arm, had put his son; Roger, Jr., in the driver's seat. Gardner and Conway were still fourth, with the Mohrs in fifth, now three hours down, after two long laps. Esquerra had no flats, and maintained a steady pace, to take the win, but he was tired. Douglas was second; and the Mears Gang finished third. In fourth it was .Gardner and Conway, followed {?: -:s~,.~~x-,.....,»· • 0 _ took the win, finishing an hour and eight minutes in front of the Simon brothers, who' d had problems that were more complex and time consuming, including an alternator mount that came loose The beat goes on for Tom Burns in the Miraco, as he and his brother Tim took d t k t d. t d the lead in Class 1-2-1600 on the third lap and kept out front to win the class by a an oo ou a ra ia o~ an some big margin, 18 minutes. belts, lost brake calipers, and ----------------------------steering ailments. Fast lap in this class belonged to McDonald, at 2:31:13:9. Class 7 fielded seven trucks this time, and Manny Esquerra led all day, in his Ford. He started out about nine minutes in front of Scott Douglas, in a Jeep Com-anche, who was four and a half minutes in front of Racin Gardner and Wade Conway, in their Ford Ranger. In fourth it was Kim and Axel Mohr, in still another Ford Ranger, who'd hit the puddles so hard as they went through the infield short course, that they got their motor wet and stalled. Roger Mears, in his Nissan, was occupied with a transmission change, already. Esquerra was having no flats and loving it, but he did lose a May 1991 Jerry McDonald and Jeff Lewis had only one competitor in Class 7 4x4, but they went fast anyhow in the Chevy S-10 and won the class easily by a huge margin, an hour and eight minutes. Dusty Times

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Soaring over the rocks here, LeRoy Van Kirk and Rick Rowland had brake and clutch troubles, but salvaged third in Class 5, now with Type 4 power. • Rod Hall had troubles with the older Dodge and for the first time in many years he had a substitute driver for a lap, his con Chad, and Las Vegans Mike Spina and Keith Underwood ran with the Class 1-2-1600 leaders all day long and finished second in class in the new Mirage. 1 the Halls finished second in Class 4. Manny Esquerra and brother Tudy Joe had scant and just minor problems with their Ford Ranger, and they bested the other six Class 7 trucks, leading all day for another victory on this course. by the Mohrs, and no one else finished. In Class 7S the first lap leaders were Terry Brown and Bill O'Brien, in their Ford Ranger, recording fast lap for the class, at 2:37:21:6, and about three and a half minutes up on Jerry Whelchel and Dan Reynolds in their Toyota. David Lillie and Nick Frank ran third, in another Ranger, three minutes later, and then Willie Valdez was fourth, in his Ford Ranger. Willie had an interesting co-driver for this lap, . instead of car owner, Uil Divine, he had motocross ace Rick Johnson riding along, trying the sport on for size, so to speak. Johnson, who's been struggling with a stubborn throttle side wrist injury, said that as of the week before the Nissan 400 he was "retired from motocross", but he had discovered that muscling a steering wheel around didn't bother that wrist at all. On the second lap Valdez and Johnson went into the lead, with John Johnson, Chuck Johnson's Chuck Johnson and John Johnson regained their winning ways in Class 7S taking the lead on the third lap in the Ford Ranger, and despite losing two drivelines, the team won the class by about half an hour. Mike Lund, with Bryant Hibbs riding in the Nissan Pathfinder, scored a most popular victory in Class 3 in the rebuilt truck, and they had a trouble free day leading from flag to flag. Dusty Times co-driver, second, about 16 minutes later, after a broken wheel flattened a tire. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen had their Toyota in third, even with a flat tire every lap, and Bill Bunch and . John Kearney ran fourth in their Ranger. Valdez had to stop to remove his bed on the next lap, and Chuck Johnson was back in the driver's seat, and in the lead, 28 minutes in front of Valdez. In third it was Vinje and Hansen, who were having recurring trouble with their right front shocks, as well as more flats, and then Bunch and Kearney ran fourth. Johnson and Johnson, who'd each lost a driveline, nevertheless, held a steady pace, and took the win. Valdez finished on a flat about a half hour later, followed in by Bunch and Kearney, who'd lost their second gear. In fourth it was Vinje and Hansen, two minutes behind them, losing a position with a broken spindle. In Class 3 the first lap lead belonged to Mike Lund, in the rebuilt Nissan truck that had been so badly damaged in the tragic accident at Parker that took the life of Buzz Combe. Lund had a lead of four and a half minutes on Dan Smith, driving his second race since retiring from bikes, in a Bronco, and then Saeed Al Hajri and David Nicholson ran third in their Bronco. Al Hajri, a rally champion from the mid-eastern country of Q;i.ttar, was trying an off road race for the first time, and the Bronco was a survivor from the tough Paris/Dakar event. In fourth place it was Dale White, in his Blazer. Lund, who was having a smooth day, had about 45 minutes at the end oflap two, and his was the fast lap for Class 3, at 2:27:29:2, and it was still Smith in second place, after losing a driveline. Curt LeDuc had moved his Cherokee up to third, having lost some belts and a driveshaft already. Smith still ran fourth, and Al Hajri, displaying a high degree of perseverence, spent over two hours under repair and then sent a radio message out to all the BFG pits that he was still running, and they should wait for him. Lund had no flats to trouble his ' day, and at the end of the third lap he still had about 45 minutes on Smith, who was finding this course a "lot rougher than Parker". In third now it was White,t;lr When Peter Piper Picked A Parker Pumper Helmet, How Many Drivers Wanted The Helmet That Peter Piper Picked? ✓-'°""''"= ~· ~-'"' ., •., .. . ,_ .. / Helmet includes Nomex Skirt • More Nose Room • Lighter • Seals Better Against Dust • 30% More Vision • Also Available - Full Line of Simpson Products • Bell Helmets • Glass Shields • Drinkers • Kool Pac's • Pumper Motors • 4'-8' Hoses• 1985 Snell Approved Helmets We Also Convert Helmets! We Ship UPS Fax (714) 923-3118 May 1991 Parker Pumper Helmets 2318 S. Vineyard, Ste B Ontario, Calif. 91761 • Phone (714) 923-7016 lZ } . Page 15

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Danny Porter does a little wheelie for the camera and he and Mark Ruddis brought the Suspensions Unlimited car home third in Class 1-2-1600. Scott Douglas is still campainging the 7S Jeep Comanche in Class 7, while the new truck is building, and Douglas drove to a fine second in class. Willie Valdez had a new co-driver in the Ford for a while, champion bike rider Rick Johnson, and the team did well with some troules, taking second in Class 7S. Dan Smith and Mike Bakholdin lost a driveline in the Ford Bronco, but came back fast to score second in Class 3, and take the points lead as well. Dale White and Gene Perry had few problems on the dust free course with the Chevy Blazer, and they moved up to third in Class 3 at the finish line. John Swift and Dino Pugeda lift the front wheels on the Ford Explorer, but despite shock troubles Swift carried on to finish second in Class 6. Ir whose worst problem was a spider-webbed windshield that made it hard to see. LeDuc was fourth, still in trouble, with a holed radiator. Lund went on to take the win, returning to an emotional welcome from his friends and crew. Smith was ·second, 44 minutes later, followed in by White. LeDuc finished fourth, but then learned that at one point on the course when he'd pulled off to make some repairs, he had wandered into a tortoise habitat, and the BLM watchdogs had spotted him, and therefore, he was irrefutably disqualified. That gave fourth place to Al Hajri who finished all four laps, about five hours down to the winner, and surprised that the course had been as rough as he'd been told it would be. At the awards presenta-tion the next morning Mr. Al Hajri said, "This is something really new for me!" So much for Paris/Dakar. The Class 6 group was next to get the green flag, and Mike Lesle, who's been struggling for a long time, took the first lap lead in his Jeep Cherokee, and just stayed there. He had over 30 minutes on second place Don Adams and Larry Olsen, in another Jeep Cherokee, with a transmission that was running hot. In third it was Danny Ashcraft, who's still racing his old Bronco, while he waits for the new Ford Explorer to be finished. And fourth place went to John Swift, in his Explorer, who had spent an hour fixing a rear trailing arm. Lesle lost about 45 minutes fixing an oil cooler on the next lap, but held the lead, although now he was only four minutes up on Swift, who'd recorded the fast lap for the class, at 2:17:54:5, to close the gap a whole bunch. In third it was Adams and Olsen, and Ashcraft ran fourth, followed by Brian Coats and Steve Russell, in their '68 Chevy Camara, who'd lost about two hours on lap one Tired of paying $50,000 to $60,000 for a "Dune Buggy?" Prism Design & Development now offers a better & more marketable way to go racing! -1991 Full Size Tube Chassis "Funny Trucks." • Simplified Maintenance - No more Expensive Tranny Bills. 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CA 95842 May 1991 ·with some mechanical difficulty. On the third lap Lesle ran smoothly, and Swift had to stop for some repairs to a front shock arm, which dropped him back about an hour and a half. Ashcraft was back in third place, with Adams and Olsen fourth. Lesle carried on, having another clean lap, and got to the finish line first. Swift came in second, 45 minutes later, followed by Ashcraft in third place, 20 minutes further down the line. In fourth it was Adams and Olsen, and Coats and Russell, in their very popular Camara, also finished all four laps, for fifth place. The Mini Mags went next, and Charlie Townsley, last year's winner, took the early lead, with the class fast lap, 2:31 :58:9, and was 12 minutes in front of second place Larry Plank. In third place, just three minutes later, came Scott Steinberger, followed by R yk Reynolds and Craig Souther-land in fourth as the Bristings, Steve and Frank, struggled with a severe clutch problem. Townsley led through lap two, and Plank held second place, now 26 minutes back. Steinberger broke three rear shocks, and one of them broke part of his exhaust header. He said it "sounded like a cross between a Class 8 (truck) ....;r,..,.if,S , Mike Lesle and Bryon Rexwinkle took the lead on the first lap in the Class 6 Jeep Cherokee, their only problem a stop to fix an oil cooler, and they trucked on home the winner in Class 6, still listed as Production Sedans. Larry Plank went the distance alone in his Mini Mag, ran second for two laps then took the lead as the others had more trouble, and he was a very tired but very happy class winner. Dusty Times

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Darren Hardesty and Kreston Pons moved up the ranks with the 5-1600 fast lap, changed an axle, got stuck and were still second by just one minute. Steve and Tim Lawrence ran third in Class 5-1600, and finished third with no lights, and help from the car behind them that they beat by half a minute. Rich Fersch and Jack Ramsay had some shock woes with the 1990 champion Baja Bug, but they motored in a close fourth in Class 5-1600 at the finish. and a chain saw". Reynolds and Southerland moved into third, and Steinberger dropped to fourth. The Bristings were a very distant fifth, and then failed to complete another lap. On the third lap Plank moved into the lead as Townsley's co-driver, Jim Harris, lost the bolts on a c.v. Steinberger was back in second place, and Harris and Townsley were now third, an hour and 20 minutes down. Reynolds and Southerland held fourth. Plank went on smoothly, having no major trauma, and got to the finish line first, to sit there in a daze, saying he'd driven all four laps, and he'd "felt all of'em, too." Steinberger, who was deaf all night from driving with the broken exhaust, finished second, a little over an hour later, and none of the others made it all the way. In Class 5-1600, the first lap lead belonged to Tim Lawrence, and he had a minute and a halt on Jack Ramsay, in Rich Fersch's 1990 season points winner. In third it was Steve and Joe Grier, and then 42 seconds later came Dave Anckner and John Holmes in fourth. Alan Cook, after fixing a flat, was fifth, but only five minutes and seven seconds. behind the lead car. Ramsay moved into the lead on lap two, and even though he lost all the nitrogen in his front shocks, he had a bit over two minutes on Alan's brother, Wayne, who was now driving the Cook car. Wayne had a few bad moments when a rock ruptured his windshield, scattering frag-ments into his goggleless face and his lap, and leaving the tattered remnant threatening to come in also. He and his passenger had to do a quick windshield removal. Kreston Pons was now third, after running the class fast lap, at 2:37:45:4, followed by Lawrence, who had a rock in his fan and thought something was wrong with his motor, along with some real problems, like a tossed fan belt, a flat and a bad rotor. In fifth it was Chris Klick and Gary Brennan, one of two teams from Idaho racing in this class. The other team, Rod Sorenson and Jim Magill got as far up as seventh, and then broke. On the third lap the Cooks went into the_ lead, with Darryl now at the wheel, and having a clean lap, followed by Pons, who'd made a super speedy eight minute axle change on this lap. Lawrence's dad, Steve, drove lap three, and moved up to third, c.~ .. -~ ~~ ~ ~~~N1~~ ---,,~ •·.·.·>.. ---~ ~ The Cook brothers got back on winning form in their new Baja Bug, and had a few problems on the first half, but a clean second half and Wayne, Alan and Darryl all drove on to victory. Mike Dixon and Tom Mattingly topped the rest of the Barstow group in Class 9, starting out fourth, moving up a place a lap, and even with uncurable brake problems they won the class by almost 15 minutes. Dusty Times followed by Rich Persch, who'd fixed the shocks, and then Robert Knight and Greg Krogh, one of whom rolled their car, in fifth. Wayne got back into the Cook'n car for lap four, and brought it home a winner, just a minute and six seconds in front of Darren Hardesty, Pons' co-driver, who'd been stuck for a bit on the last lap. The Lawrences were third, finishing with no lights, and followed in, literally as well as on elapsed time; by Fersch, who lighted their way as they stayed a half minute in front of him. The Idaho team, Klick and Brennan, made a nice fifth place finish. Class 9 started near the back of the pack, and Joel Stankavich, in his Raceco, which had been finished at two a.m. on Thursday before the race, held the lead, but by a very skinny three seconds. Just behind him was Ray Miller, in a Chenowth, and three minutes later it was Roy Prince and Josh Rider in their Chenowth/Baja Concepts car, followed by Mike Dixon, and then Bruce Mangold and Tim Gavett, in a Raceco, in fifth place. Miller moved into the lead on the second lap, followed by Tom Mattingly, Dixon's co driver, who had brake trouble, needing to pump them four or five times to slow down. In third it was Prince and Rider, followed by Stan-kavich, who also had brake problems. 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Gary Hymes and Les Larson survived carburetion problems, had to tighten a few things on the Raceco/Porsche but finished .a good fifth in Class 1 /2. Lisa Dickerson and Scott Cameron survived mechanical ills and a penalty to bring the new and tidy Class 5 racer to the finish line, fourth in class. Roger Mears put his son Roger Jr. behind the wheel of the Nissan on the third lap, and despite troubles the Mears Gang were third in Class 7. Saeed Al Hajri brought his Rothman's Bronco all the way from Quatar, and found the course rougher than he expected, but was fourth in Class 3. Chris Klick and Gary Brennan came from Ketchum, Idaho to race their 5-1600, stayed with the program and finished fifth in the class. Page 18 Rob MacCachren lost his steering on the Ford after just ten miles, but got it fixed, then had more trouble but carried on to fourth in Class 8. Pat Shea and Matt Pike had a good run in the older Class 4 Dodge, and they reported no serious troubles on their way to third in class. Billy Bunch and John Kearney lost second gear in their Ford Ranger, and the entire bed sheet metal, but they soldiered on to third in Class 7S. Danny Ashcraft and Dave Mason ran the old Ford Bronco II again, here passing Malcolm Vinje, but the truck came through for them, third in Class 6. Ray and Russ Miller led Class 9 for two laps, but had major troubles on lap 4, and got fixed enough to salvage fourth place in the Chenowth. May 1991 Kevin Ohnstad and Steve Bradford moved up the Class 10 ranks in the Toyota powered Raceco, and they finished fifth in the 27 car class. Jason Linker and Paul Mischel lost a tie rod and a belt on their Mirage Stealth, but they kept going fast enought to take fourth in Class 1-2-1600. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen averaged a flat tire a lap in the Toyota, but the intrepid pair carried on and took fourth in Class 7S. Scott Steinberger lost three rear shocks and the exhaust header, but he pressed on noisily to second in the close Mini Mag contest. Martin Garibay brought his Class 11 from Ensenada to try the Nevada desert, and held it together to finish a long but solid second in class. Dusty Times

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"'µ#' ~-~ Defending Class 11 champions Saul Zambrano and Howard Anderson lost a wheel and time on their last lap, but won the class anyhow as their close competition faded late in the race. IJIF" hand of all from the crowd watching the start in the grand-stands. These persistent little cars were required to run only two laps. Always sensitive about their relatively unprotected rear ends, these folks were delighted that there was no dust to obscure the bigger cars' view of their tender behinds. Although their average speed may not be as fast as other classes, the racing is no less competitive, and after three hours and twenty-some minutes, the lead three cars came around within five minutes of one another. First it was Travis Howard, and then came the Saul Zambrano/Howard Anderson car, a minute and 30 seconds later. Anderson had driven the first lap, but Zambrano was in it as they went through the muddy shortcourse, displaying an ~-... uncharacteristic charging style that brought more applause from the crowd, as he tried to catch the lead car, which was in his sights. In third place it was Martin Garibay, one of Mexico's fine Class 11 drivers, only five minutes back and rumored to be down to only one gear. Jack Zandbergen came through about 35 minutes later, after being delayed behind a rolled over car. Zambrano lost a wheel on his lap, and worried some, but he needn't have, because Howard had broken for good at Check 2, and the one gear that Garibay had left was first. Zambrano came in for the win, but nearly blew it in the short course section, taking the jump so hard that he muddied his windshield, totally obscuring his vision, and he had no wipers. He had to feel his way to the finish line, entertaining the spectators again. Garibay had to stop to let his wound up motor cool down, but finally made it to the finish line, over two hours later, for second place. Zandbergen also broke on the last lap. And so, the second annual Nissan 400 drew to a close. There w_ere no ~busive nerfing com-Joel Stankavich and Mike Currier their just finished Roy Prince and Josh Rider had the Chenowth up with the Raceco in the Class 9 lead early on, but dropped to Class 9 leaders all day, dropped time with a broken shock second with a flat at the finish. tower and still finished third. DON'T SETnE FOR LESS THAN A HONDA. "The same Innovative engin-eering that goes Into Honda automobiles and motorcycles goes Into every piece of Honda Power Equipment. *Convenient, easy-to-use controls. *Full llne of construction products available at your local Honda Power Equipment dealer. *Bring In this ad for addltlonal savings. JUST RRR I UED 11111 DIESEL GENERATOR 12KW 3 CYLINDER -uourn COOLED RUA I LRBLE NOW I! I! 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If the racers could just persuade the HORA to water the course that thoroughly every time, there'd be 500 cars out there every year. This Nissan 400, variously described as "a dream come true", "glorious", and "a lot of fun", was probably the best ever. Next up: The SCORE San Felipe 250, and then, after a break in May, back to Baja for the International, on June 7th, 8th and 9th. HORA has a long break, until July 5th, 6th and 7th, and the Fireworks 250 at Barstow. HDRA NISSAN 400 - Results MARCH 1-3 1991 • Pos. Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Class 1/2- Unlimited Single & Two Seat - 34 start -19 finish 100 1 Ivan Stewart (solo) Toyota 112 2 Ed & Tim Herbst Chenowth-Porsche 139 3 Frank Snook/Eric Arras Raceco 131 4 Jim Smith Chenowth-Porsche 125 5 Gary HymeS/les Larson Raceco-Porsche Class l-2-1600-1600cc Restricted Engine -25 start-12 finish 1602 Tom & Tim Burns Miraco 1613 2 Mike Spina/Keith Underwood Mirage 1617 3 Danny Porter/Mark Ruddis Suspenion Ultd. 1624 4 Jason Linker/Paul Mischel Mirage Stealth 1618 5 Gary Sewell JrJDan Keller Lothringer Class 3 • Short WB 4X4 - 8 start - 5 finish 301 1 Mike Lund/Bryant Hibbs Nissan Pathfinder 303 2 Dan Smith/Mike Bakholdin Ford Bronco 305 3 Dale White/Gene Perry Chevrolet Blazer 304 4 Saeed Al Hajri/David Nicholson Ford Bronco XL T Class 4 • Long WB 4x4 - 6 start - 4 finish 405 1 Timmy Lee Pruett/Jerry Bundy Ford F-150 400 2 Rodney HalVJim Fricker/Chad Hall Dodge PU 449 3 Pat Shea/Matt Pike Dodge PU 401 4 Steve Kelley/Nick Menudier Chevrolet PU 404 5 Mike Schwellinger/Bill Holmes Ford D-150 (3 laps). Class 5 • Unlimited Baja Bug -10 start - 6 finish 506 1 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 507 2 Gene Norman/John Cooley Baja Bug 502 3 LeRoy Van Kirk/Rick Rowland Baja Bug 504 4 Lisa Dickerson/Scott Cameron Baja Bug 505 5 Doug Dawson/Mark Bowman Baja Bug Class 5-1600 -1600cc Baja Bug - 16 start - 10 finish 556 1 Wayne, Alan & Darryl Cook Baja Bug 599 2 Darren Hardesty/Kreston Pons Baja Bug 562 3 Steve & lim Lawrence Baja Bug 550 4 Rich Fersch/Jack Ramsay Baja Bug 552 5 Chris Klick/Gary Breennan Baja Bug Class 6 • Production Sedan - 6 start - 5 finish 618 Mike Lesle/Bryon Rexwinkle Jeep Cherokee 619 ~ John Swift/Oino Pugeda Ford Explorer 602 3 Danny Ashcrafl/Dave Mason Ford Bronco II 617 4 Don Adams/Larry Olsen Jeep Cherokee 601 5 Brian Coats/Steve Russell Chevrolet Camaro Class 7 • Unlimited Mini-Midi Pickup• 7 start - 5 finish 700 1 Manny & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger 702 2 Scott Douglas Jeep Comanche 704 3 Roger Mears/Tony Alvarez Nissan Hardbody 701 4 Racin Gardner/Wade Conway Ford Ranger 703 5 Kim & Alex Mohr Ford Ranger Class 7S • Stock Mini-Midi Pickup -12 start - 6 finish 725 1 Chuck Johnson/John Johnson Ford Ranger 722 2 Willie ValdeztGil Divine Ford Ranger 721 3 Billy Bunch/John Kearney Ford Ranger 759 4 Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen Toyota 728 5 William & Michael Wofford Ford Ranger Class 7 4X4 -Stock Mini-Midi 4X4 • 2 start - 2 finish 761 · 1 Jerry McDonald/Jeff Lewis Chevrolet S-10 760 2 Paul & David Simon Ford Ranger Class 8 • 2WD Standard Pickup -11 start - 7 finish 801 1 Brian Stewart Dodge 0-150 803 2 Chris Robinson/Larry Ragland Chevrolet 804 3 Dave Shoppe/Frank Vessels Ford F-150 802 4 Rob MacCachren/Mike Schoffstall Ford 807 5 David Bryan/Debbie Keefe Ford F-150 Class 9 • Restricted Buggy -20 start - 1 O finish 922 1 Mike Dixon/Tom Mattingly Unknown 996 2 Joel Lee Stankavich/Mike Currier Raceco 911 3 Roy & Wade Prince/Josh Rider Chenowth 903 4 Ray & Russ Miller Chenowth 907 5 Paul Huffman/Shane Reed La Plant Class 10 • Unlimited 1650cc • 27 start -10 finish 1004 1 Doug Fortin Jr. (solo) Chenowth 1016 2 Scott Flamson/Jerry Penhall Raceco 1019 3 Tom Schilling/John Marking Jimco 1000 4 John Hays (solo) Raceco 1001 5 Kevin Ohnstad/Steve Bradford Raceco Class II - Stock VW Sedan - 6 start • 2 finish (2 laps) 1100 1 Saul Zambrano/Howard Anderson VWBeetle 1102 2 . Martin Garibay/ VWBeetle Class Mini - Mag • 5 start - 2 finish 1298 1 Larry Plank/Eric Theroux Mini Mag 1202 2 Scott Steinberger Mini Mag 1200 3 Charlie Townsley/Jim Harris Mini Mag (3 laps) Starters - 195 Finishers - 105 Rnish ratio - 53.8% Race Distance -405 miles - Four laps, 101 .25 mile course Time Allowance • 18 hours •Time includes penalty Fast Lap Time Overall - Ivan Stewart -2:00:26 Time 0/A 8:04:42 1 8:31:51 2 9:01:59 4 9:07:25 5 9:21:19 8 9:30:57 11 9:49:01 16 10:07:18 18 10:27:54 24 10:31:44 25 10:15:13 22 10:59:05 31 12:37:41 65 15:09:42 88 12:54:42 68 14:16:57 84 16:29:33 97 17:27:37 98 12:51:08 9:56:31 17 10:35:20 26 10:59:13 32 11:10:59 35• 12:18:29 54 11:01:02 33 11:02:08 35 11:31 :30 45 11:32:03 46 12:28:29 60 11:17:20 41 11:59:52 52 12:19:09 55 12:25:23 57 14:56:04 86 10:53:08 30 11:27:38 43 12:30:15 62 14:56:12 87 17:33:10 99 11:15:46 40 11 :43:13 48 13:06:53 70 13:08:08 71 13:42:09 76 11:14:07 39 12:22:04 56 8:58:38 3 9:08:54 6 9:44:37 15 10:48:58 28 11:32:39 47 12:12:17 53 12:27:09 58 12:28:12 59 12:40:58 66 13:33:23 73• 9:18:37 7 9:21:22 9 9:44:17 14 10:13:17 20 11:45:40 49 7:21:46 9:45:45 12:31:37 63 13:50:15 79 11 :52:41 Dusty Times

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Competition Review Board Report By George Thompson As we all know, March is Nissan 400 month and a fine race it was, thanks to a well timed rainstorm and some exhaustive planning by HORA officials. This was the second race on the SCORE/HORA schedule and it marked the second event where the Board heard no cases of abusive nerfing. I would like to continue to think that this is a result of careful driving. However, the fact that the race was virtually dust free probably had much to do with the absence of such complaints. The Nissan 400 Board members were David Jamison, FAIR, Board Administrator, Bob Richey, Class 1/ 2 Unlimited, Brian Stewart, Class 8, Willie Melancon, Class 1-2-1600, John Swift, Class 6, Jerry McDonald, Class 7 4x4, Frank Vessels, Alternate, Danny Cau, HORA, Jerry Bender, HORA, George Thompson, CRB Marshal. There were a number of distinguished guests sitting in at the CRB meeting, and they were, all from SCORE International; Sal Fish, Paul Fish, Steve Fish,Jim Conner, and Art Savedra. Some interesting dialogue grew out of this unexpected gathering as both promoters contributed significant input to the meeting. This kind of participation indicates a commitment on the part of both promoters, to work toward standardization at all Series events, a goal IDRA has been advocating for almost five years. I would welcome a representative from each pro-moter at all future CRB meetings. There were six cases heard by the Competition Review Board, five of which were for running Checkpoints and two disqualifi-cations resulted from Official actions not heard by the CRB. How about some respect as #1100 speaks out. Although there were no complaints which involved classic cases of abusive nerfing, when you are campaign-ing a Class ·11 VW, any nerfing is abusive. Such was the argument brought to the Board by Saul Zambrano, the reigning Class 11 points champion and alleged victim of some shoving, report-edly at the hands of #1022, Ray Croll. According to Zambrano, "We were between the 12 and 13 mile marker and we saw a car gaining on us pretty fast, so I started looking for a place to pull over. Before long he was behind us and there was really no place we could have pulled over because there was too much of a rise coming out of the groove. Before we knew it, we got a good shove, not a really hard hit, but a good shove. We really don't have a lot of protection in Class 11, and we continued to look for a spot where we could pull over, and in about 100 yards or so there was a spot. As he went by I made an obscene gesture, which I probably shouldn't have." Saul indicated that this was not so much a protest as it was a complaint about an ongoing pi:oblem facing his vulnerable class, which many times, takes a Class 11 car out of the race. Vessels, who is always con-Dusty Times cemed with course safety asked Saul, "If there was a case where you could race without the high horsepower cars in the same race, do you think that would be safer? Isn't it usually a case of the faster classes running into the slower classes?" "I see your point, b~t consider that there are two or three hundred entries in a race; most everyone passes us with no problem. Why is there always a couple of cars at every race, who will take out a Class 11 when everyone else seems to get by us with no-problem. We move over as much as we can and most racers are very careful around us. Sometimes we swap paint and we understand that, but we are an obstacle that all the vehicles have to deal with. Unfortunately there always seem to be a few who think it is O.K. to just shove us out of the way, without thinking about how unprotected we are." In discussing the case, most felt that there were no grounds for any action against Croll. It was just a shove and while it must be remembered that a shove has no effect on most race cars, it could put a Class 11 VW on the trailer. Still, there are no guidelines for abusive shoving, although if there were this case would probably not have met those guidelines, siri.ce Saul not only finished the race, but won his class as well. As for the obscene gest_ure, this falls outside the scope of the CRB. No action was taken in this case, however, all of us need to be reminded how vulnerable these little Class 11 cars are. The drivers of these vehicles deserve an award just for subjecting themselves to the abuse of competing in such a spartan class. We applaud the Class 11 drivers as the true heroes of a sport where 18" of wheel travel is generally considered to be inadequate. These racers are throwbacks to a time when the Class 11 was the king of Baja. Respect them; they are our roots!! Blowing a Checkpoint seems to be more common since one need no longer stop for a chit in the tin can.· The charge brought by HORA Officials was that three cars failed to stop at the Start/Finish Checkpoint on lap 2. At the start of the race, as the cars joined the common course, everyone was waved through this Checkpoint. However, all vehicles were required to stop here on all subsequent laps. This was a topic of some discussion at the Drivers meeting, and three drivers apparently failed to hear this part of the instructions. According to the Official written protest "Vehicles #504, #910, and #1622 failed to stop at the Sta~t/Finish line. The red lights were working and two officials in HORA uniforms were working the Checkpoint." Lisa Dickerson,· #504, stated that she was at the drivers meeting and remembered hearing that there would be a mandatory stop at the Start/Finish, beginning with Lap 2; however, she had no recollec-tion of having run this or any other Checkpoint. Scott Steele, #1622, had a similar memory lapse regarding events around this Checkpoint as did Charlie Bignell, co-driver of #910. The fact that none of these drivers could remember running, or stopping at the Checkpoint is not as strange as it might seem. Obviously, it is unusual for anyone to intentionally run a Checkpoint. Most people get some kind of "brain fade" and don't even see it. The area leading up to the Start/ Finish Checkpoint was very muddy, so visibility could have played some sort of role in their collective failure to stop. (It was the finish time check, but the cars started on the clock elsewhere around the Speedway. ed.) However, this could not be established and since no one had any memory of running the Check, lack of visibility was not offered as a defense. It was very , difficult to determine how anyone could have missed the Check, since it narrowed to a single lane and required considerable awareness, just to navigate. The facts of the case are inescapable, however. All three vehicles ran the Start(sic)/ Finish Checkpoint on lap #2 and running a Checkpoint is a major safety infraction which, in the past, has carried at least a half hour time penalty. Coupled with unsafe or reckless driving this could be grounds for disqualifica-tion, under Rule GL-10. There was no reckless driving apparent in any of these cases; however, everyone felt compelled by the statistic that some 192 other racers stopped at this location on the same lap. So all three entries were penalized 1/2 hour for a major safety infraction with no apparent intent to gain an unfair advantage and no unsafe driving. Valley of Fire Checkpoint #8 turned out to be a big problem for #907, Shane Reed, when CP Officials appeared at the Board to report his failure to stop at their Check while he was motoring through late in the evening. According to CP Official!:,, "He slowed a little, but just cruised right on by without stopping. We had the area all lit up, the red signal was working and there was no way you could miss us." Shane stopped by to defend his actions, but had no memory of the incident. "I stopped at all the· Checks; if there was a red light, I stopped." The CRB did not consider this a compelling defe~se and penalized him l /2 hour for a violation of Rule GL-10. No one ever said that being on the CRB was an easy job, and no where is that more evident than in th_e case of HORA vs. #1604, Willie Melancon and Rob Tolleson, second place finishers in Class 1-2-1600. Protested for running throught the Valley of Fire Checkpoint #8 at a high rate of speed on laps 1 and 2, co-driver Rob Tolleson had no memory of the Checkpoint or his failure to · stop. Driver of Record Willie Melancon was excused from the CRB during this case. According to the CP Captain "#1604 failed to stop at Checkpoint #8 on two different laps. Lights were in operation and visible to drivers. HORA Officials at the CP had all signs and banners in the proper location. He was flying, going through at 50-60 mph both times. Tolleson stated that he never intentionally ran a· check, that he stopped at all the lights, and was very aware of proper CP proced-May 1991 ures. Someone observed that few people ever intentionally run a check, so any question on intent was moot in these cases. After Tolleson was excused, the Board turned to Bob Richey for counsel, himself disqualified for running two checks at last year's Fireworks 250. "There's no excuse, but when I did it, it was the same deal as with Tolleson. I drove up to this CP and there were Rod Hall banners all over the place, and it didn't even look like a Checkpoint to me. It wasn't like they were set up today, but in my mind it just didn't look like a Check. The light was there and it just seemed like a bunch of guys camping out that had banners strung out all over the place; I went through it twice. It's brain fade." There was no question in anyone's mind that this was a good CP, properly marked and operated. We had all been there and we had all stopped long enough to have a vivid memory of the location. For some reason, Tolleson just failed to recognize this location as a CP. After discussion, and agreeing unani-mously on Tolleson's guilt, the Board had to establish a penalty. Last year the CRB went on record stating that any time an entry commits two safety related infractions during one race, it is grounds for automatic disquali-fication. In a unanimous decision which weighed heavily on the CRB minds, the entry was disqualified. Both Tolleson and Melancon accepted the decision with dignity, while disagreeing with the severity of the penalty. Occasionally decisions occur which ·are not subject to CRB hearings. Both SCORE and HORA argue that certain 'Special Rulings' call for Official action, BLM disqualifications for example. 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ADRA DESERT RACING SERIES: ROUND I Krugs KO Gila Bend GP Text & Photos: Michael Ross dent, Phil Auernheimer, who was holding his breath after the first race of the season in Wickenburg, which had to be cancelled due to a driver boycott. Auernheimer rescheduled his races so they wouldn't conflict with other organizations running concurrent events. It appeared that his tactics were beginning to have an effect. Although entries were down, drivers are starting to come back. -;~ Jack and Debbie Rose did a spectacular leap in their Jeep CJ 5 just after the start, but they won the four wheel drive Pro honors anyhow and also were second overall. Bill Krug Sr. flies into the finish line in his Bunderson and the veteran driver claimed the team's first overall victory in fiv_e years of racing with the ADRA. He used a VW 1600 to power him to the win. Second overall went to Jack and Debbie Rose in their Jeep CJ-5. Rose averaged 30.18 mph on a track that saw an unusually high ~ attrition rate. Rose was the talk of the pits all afternoon for his heroic leap off the fly-away jump just after the start. The father and son team of Bill driving chores on his way to the Krug Sr. and Bill Jr. delivered the team's first overall win in five one-two punch during the second years of racing with ADRA. "It round of racing in the AMER!-was hard to tell where you were CAN DESERT RACING ASSO-going out there", said the former CIATION's 1991 desert series circle track racer. "I was just Sunday atthe 16th running of the feeling my way through on the Gila Bend GP. Sponsored by first lap. This was a horsepower Regal Homes, the VW 1600 trackbutyouhadtowatchoutfor powered Bunderson lapped the the dust." dusty 46 mile course twice to Another man who was feeling average 35.37 mph. At 62 years his way through the event was old, the senior Krug handled the race director and ADRA presi-In the Sportsman class Ruben Wood only lasted 15 miles before his transmission gave up while Casey Kirk bent a tie-rod. Former quad racer Steve Melton looked like a shoo-in for the overall before he had a run-in with a particularly stubborn tree. Melton set the fastest lap of the afternoon with a sizzling 40. 79 mph first lap but ran into a tree on his second lap. "l went wide in this turn and realized I wasn't A Winning Tradition In Off-Road Racing Bilstein gas pressure shock New Applications absorbers were firs~ introduced to the Dimensions Valving American market in off-road racing in e!!t1 ~2. l2!i!§!.CIIHl20 i;Kl/~211, B!i!!z,l~2mR, the late 1960's. 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Melton set out for help on foot but when he returned someone had already extricated the Class 10 buggy. "I'd like to thank whoever got my buggy out", said a grateful Melton. Taking a distant second to Melton was the Toyota powered Brand wood of Ray Cassel. Cassel averaged 25.89 mph after problems slowed the Gila Bend resident's first lap. R.K. Smith and Fred Wilson drove their Beards to the Challenger Class win and second overall in Sportsman category. Brandon Lee was the happiest man of the afternoon when he won overall in the Beginners race in a Honda Pilot. It was also Lee's first ever race! "l was behind #303 (William Pierpont who won the Class C dinosaur class) most of the way," reported the 20 year old Yuma man, "I got him just before the last checkpoint on the last lap. I'm pretty excited." Lee attributed much of his success to running in the sand dunes outside Yuma, where he can often be found on the weekends and to Kawasaki of Yuma mechanic Robbie Madison who built the modified suspension for Lee's Pilot. Young Kody Varvel made a courageous return to racing his Odyssey after the 12 year old Tuba City resident compressed two vertabrae at the previous race in Wickenburg. Varvel promised to take it easy until he fully recovers. Class 1 driver Paul Nolte was in attendance, although not actively racing, while he dialed in his new hybrid Pontiac/Chevy powered Woods after a year under construction. Nolte made two laps, with the second over twice the speed of the first at 37.13 mph. . R.K. Smith and Fred Wilson took their Beard's chassis Challenger car to the class win and were also second overall in the Sportsman Division. Brandon Lee won overall in the Beginners Division in a Honda Pilot. It was the first ever off road race for Lee, from Yum~, and he was most happy at the finish line. Dusty Times

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Trucking to Japan By Danny Ashcraft The Tokyo Dome has a huge screen that shows live action during the events. This shot is of the quads, 1-2-1600s and trucks lined up for the opening ceremonies. Americans in Tokyo We might describe this group of racers as "the international 7S class." It's comprised of some of the same racers who went to the Guam Smoking Wheels race last year, which was seen on ESPN. This year's venue was the Tokyo Dome, known locally as "The Big Egg."· Class 7S this time included: Ken Walters (Nissan), Dave Turner (Mazda), Malcolm Vinje and Mike Falkowsky (Toyota), Jim Travis, Willie Valdez, Steve Luport and myself (all Ford). The 1-2-1600 racers who normally call Glen Helen home, were headed by Steve and Randy Bishop, and included: Rick Frisby, Rick Boyer, Tim Riordan, Nick Anderson, Andy Anderson, Jim Loggins, Ken Seale and Walt Lewis. ABC Sports commentator Larry Maiers was the master of ceremonies and provided race commentary. Tuesday, Feb. 12th, I set the alarm for 4 a.m. My wife, Carolyn, and I left at 4:35, headed for Los Angeles International Airport, and a rendezvous with the SRO/Pace people at the Korean Airlines check-in counter. Both of us showed surprising patience (for us) with the hurry up and wait atmosphere of a group trip. Passports were collected, then tickets and passports were (literally) tossed back to us. One hour after take-off and into the trip, we received refreshments, and soon after that, we had lunch. We noticed a little more leg room than on our last overseas flight, and it brought welcome relief when trying to stretch. The flight lasted 11 hours. Looking around, I see that some of the buggy /truck teams are traveling with us, but the balance of those groups elected to leave on Wednesday. All the motorcycle motocross mavens are here. To name a few, I saw Jeff Ward, Joel Matisvich, Brian Manley, Ray Sumo, Kyle Lewis, Craig Canoy, Rick Johnson, Jeff Stanton and Jean-Michael Bayle. 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We arrived at Nari ta Airport and found some long, slow lines for foreigners waiting for us at Customs. The Japanese breeze through many more open windows. About now is when the "foreigner", or gaishin, label gets put on your forehead, instead of someone else's. We collected our check-in baggage, and went through Japanese customs. We had so much crap, they let us through without checking anything! We loaded onto the tour bus, and rode the hour and 15 minute trip to the Satellite Hotel, our hotel near the Tokyo Dorne. It's a small hotel, but the Japanese are so well organized that we were in our rooms in just a few minutes. We went back downstairs a little later, and retrieved our luggage, which had been trucked in. After arrival, we'd been told that our cars would be unloaded at the stadium from the containers at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. We also found out that our only practice session would begin at 4 a.rn. Throw this on top qf jet lag, and it makes for a long day. At 6:30 p.rn., Carolyn and I met a machine supplier for our business, Western CNC. Takeo Noda, and his wife, Horaku, were, as most Japanese usually are, a half hour early. We exchanged gifts, as is the custom here, and they took us to a restaurant near the Harajuku district of Tokyo. We dined on Shabu-Shabu, which is a meal most Westerners would enjoy, because it's boiled meat and vegetables. We attempted to stay up as long as possible this first night, so that when we went to bed local time (10 p.rn.) we would be able to sleep the whole night. It pretty well worked. W e woke up at 6:30 a.m. Tokyo time. Thursday morning, we met one of our customer's representatives, Dean Ellis, at 8:30 a.m. He took us across town to a Japanese golf show. We toured the manu-facturer's exhibits in this small convention center, which covered three floors. We lunched with bean and two of his Japanese representatives, then we parted from our hosts, and took a taxi to the Tokyo Tower, home of all the TV and FM antennas of Tokyo. Completed in 1958, this tower presents a panoramic view of the city for 1,250 yen ( approximately $10 U.S.). After the Tower, we took a 2,160 yen (about $17) 30 minute taxi ride back to our hotel. We changed into more casual attire there and went to visit the Dome, which is called "The Big Egg" to see the track. They were still working hard to get it laid out, but you could see the general layout. We ran into Malcolm Vinje, his wife Mitchie, and their group standing below a very large poster, about 20 ft. tall, painted on a wall outside the Dome. It had a picture of Malcolm's Toyota. We stopped and had a beer near the Dorne, returned to the May 1991 • _,g, "'"' '' Mike Falkosky, Toyota, just barely leads Dave Turner, Mazda, and the pack into the first turn in one of the races featured on Sunday. hotel and got ready for a 7 p.rn. welcome dinner hosted by the Tokyo Dome and SRO/Pace people. We, the riders and drivers, went through a ceremon-ious introduction, etc.We all had drinks and a light buffet. Carolyn and I went to dinner any way at the coffee shop restaurant. By the way, the weather was 35 to 45 degrees and windy (pretty darned cold). We returned to our room to find that" our end of the floor was having a party. We started meeting some real neat people -Bryant and Loretta Hibbs and Ken and Lavern Walters, to name only four. I got out the putter I had brought along as a gift for our car sponsor. Komatsu, a heavy equipment manufacturer, who graded the Dorne for our race. Ken Walter, with a ball supplied by the Hibbs, impressed us all with his long drive "abilities". Terry Duternple, Malcolm Vinje's crew chief, arm wrestled with a Japanese, who joined the party. "He was easy, I took my time with him," said a rather burly Dutemple. This sports event took place on the floor of the. hallway. The hotel sent up four different people to cairn things down, but it didn't help. Some things have to run their courses. I'm sure this evening will be well-remembered by all. Friday morning, we decided to cancel our trip to Shizoka and concentrate on getting tickets for our sponsor, Komatsu. After the tickets were worked out, Carolyn and I took the subway, which you can truly describe as wonderful and easy; to Akasaka, a place that should be on everyone's tour schedule. Akasaka is a place where you can buy all sorts of semi-expensive things for the folks back home. We bought four kimonos and visited a very large shrine, which is surrounded by this large shopping/ eating area. It rained quite a lot, and we had to haul an umbrella round with us, and had lunch at a Tempura House (which had no English menu or pictures, but this worked out okay). We stopped off on the famed Ginza, a major shopping area, on the way back, looking for wrapping paper. It is very important to properly present your gifts to the Japanese. Wrapping a gift is an art form there, and choice of type of paper, etc. is very important. The weather was getting worse as we returned to the hotel to get ready for our dinner with sponsor Komatsu officials. Keito Fujiwara, sales promotion director o f Komatsu, picked us up at 7 p.m. , and took us to a welcome-to-] a pan dinner. We were met at this Benihana-style restaurant by Kenji Takahashi and Akira Udagawa. Dinner went well, and Carolyn, my co-rider Dave Mason and I all had a good time. It was raining cats and dogs afterward, a taxi couldn't be found so Keiko escorted us back to the hotel on the subway. Saturday, we had breakfast at the hotel. Our hotel served American or Japanese-style, we chose American. Then we took off on the subway towards the Oriental Bazaar in the Harijuki section of Tokyo. It's a good place to shop for presents, and it's an area for the younger kids. Had lunch at a pizza place. My friend, Clive, and I left his wife, Sharon, and Carolyn, and went to watch motocross practice at the Dome. We hung there all day and watched the race that Nisha "Damon Bradshaw" won. Approximately 30,000 (my guess) people watched this event. ABC was filming it for ABC Sports. We tried to find a place for dinner, a problem because most restaurants close early on Saturday night. We walked a couple of miles, and then returned to our hotel. We had to get up early. Sunday morning, we found that the promoters hadn't been kidding. At 1:30 a.m., Dave Mason and mechanic Glen Stone got up to unload the car from the container at the stadium. Practice was at 4 a.m. (Yes, 4 a.m .) The first problem was when we put water in the radiator, only to have it leak out of the bell housing on the rear of the motor. We took the transmission out, and the freeze plug fell on the ground. We replaced that, and got our Ford Ranger truck running. Team owners Randy and Stan Herzog had bought the truck only eight days before mandatory container shipment, so we weren't able to properly test the car. (Actually, we tested the car in the parking lot on some speed 'bumps ... ) We missed the first practice, but made the second. Only two laps, and not long enough to get up to speed. The course was beautifully laid out by SRO/ Pace, and comprised eight turns, two. double jumps, a tabletop and six additional jumps. At 10:30 we had the driver's meeting; at 11 a.m., they opened the gates. At 2 p.m. we went through the opening ceremonies, where all the classes and drivers were introduced and our images were projected on the Dome's big screen. Both national anthems were played, and we went back to the pits. The first event of the day was the quad race, the second was the 1-2/1600. I think these guys really helped set the mood for the event, as they went at it wheel-to-whee!. The Japanese 4x4 racers Dusty Times

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-· - ~ .'»,l!:&;c" :»: µ» Jim Travis, in the General Tire Ford, puts the pressure on Willie Reporter Danny Ashcraft here is trying to hold off Mike Falkosky, but his hastily assembled Ford didn't qui{e get the job done in this event. Malcolm Vinje whips out of a corner on the wide track surface during the final race, where his Toyota finished sixth, racing hard to the flag. Valdez, whose Ford is almost out of the picture. Willie won the heat and a feature. took the course next and provided the event with some hometown heroes. At the drivers' meeting, we had drawn for positions and had an eyeball-to-eyeball meeting between us eight truck drivers. We'd agreed to try to entertain the folks, with as little damage as possible so that all eight cars would be in the main. (Of course, as soon as the flag dropped, the banging started - like hungry dogs going for a piece of meat.) In the first moto, we worked our way backward. I started working on the course, trying to get up to speed. I thought I was getting somewhere, when the power shut off. We found out I ate r that the· wires to the distributor had fallen out. Willie Valdez won the first moto, with Dave Turner and Mike Falkowsky close behind. W e pushed our truck back, and got it fixed. The second moto deteriorated quickly, and was worse than the first one. I was really making up ground, but while trying to pass Malcolm Vinje, I put the car on its side. So much for the heat races. Dave Turner and Mike Falkowsky were quickest, followed by Steve Luport, Ken Walters, Malcolm Vinje and Jim Travis. Willie got a flat and finished 7th. If the first two heats were intense, then the final was crazy. We all took the green flag and Willie came in a little hot ancl pushed Steve Luport over 1 ½ times - it was pretty exciting. They red flagged the start, and we lined back up. Luport was able to get it running again, and made the second start. I started last, thinking I was the goat, having only completed two laps of the first heat and three of the second ( roll over). Malcolm Vinje took the early lead, soon to be passed by Dave Turner. Willie Valdez was making a move from mid-pack with Steve Luport staying close. Vinje, Travis, Falkowsky, Walters and I all were real close, battling hard. Walters, with a little help from his "friends", did a nice roll over, ending up on his wheels. I used this opportunity to go around this group and into fourth place. Unfortunately, I'd punctured my radiator, and knew it as I could feel the coolant blowing back inside the car. But I was running fourth now. The three cars ahead were clearly faster, but I was getting a little quicker. I knew it was a matter of time before I'd start overheating, so I backed out of it, trying to save my motor. Falkowsky made short work of me. His car was working better than mine. I almost couldn't keep the car running on the next to last lap, but went on and finished in fifth place. Actually, considering the prob-lems we'd had, we were lucky to have made the show and finished at all. Dusty Times Meanwhile, Dave Turner and Willie Valdez went at it hard, trading a lot of paint. Steve Luport was running a close third, followed by Falkowsky, myself, Vinje, Walters and Travis. We finished in this order, while still . racing hard to the flag. screen and all), directly after the race_ Each of the top three finishers were interviewed on the tabletop, a nice experience for all. The Japanese made a nice "big deal" of the trophy awards (big We pit raced some afterwards, and went to a short race party in the inside bullpen area. Everyone was there, and we all enjoyed a couple of beers_ After the party, we still had the task ofloading our :IE w &:I !" ► I !I! 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IA RANA DESERT RACING Tony Modica Wins Overall At Barstow By Carol Clark Photos: Trackside Photos Inc. Tony Modica ran hard and clean, except for radio woes, and his trouble free race brought him in first overall and the Class 10 winner in his Azma single seater, taking the overall by a slim 20 seconds. The La Rana Desert Racing Series has hit an all time entry high, the entry being a great big 122 vehicles. In just over a year, this series has more than doubled it's entries, not bad for the "new kid on the block". Eddie Castro has given his all and some of Leslie's too, to make this series work for the racer, and that is where it's really at. If you didn't have the racers, what would you have?? Eddie is willing to listen to all of our suggestions and right any wrongs that he may have been doing. I have yet to hear a bad word about the series. A total of 114 racers took the green light for the Presidential 250 this glorious, sunny morning near Barstow, CA. In Class 1 / 2 there were seven starters and four finishers. Our old friend Bob Richey got first place in class and second overall. This has happened twice now to Mr. Richey and I don't really think he cares for it. This time Bob was driving Ray Croll's pre-runner; it was just a tad slower than Bob is used to; he finished 20 seconds behind the first place car. Bob had one flat on the 4th lap, lost a rear brake caliper on the 5th lap and broke a tie rod, but his overall time was 4:52:25. He could have gone to Las Vegas and back in that time, but chose to play in the dirt as all boys and men like to do; it's just fun, and that's the truth. Class 10 had 12 starters and six finishers. First place and the overall winner was Tony Modica in #1002. Nothing much exciting happened to Tony. On lap 2, his radio fell out, but other than that he ran trouble free. His overall time was 4:5 2 :05. This was a good clean race for Tony, but not very exciting to report. I like the stories about four barrel rolls, landing on all 4s and not missing a gear. Maybe next race. A relative new face to the La Page 26 Rana series, was second place in Class 10; that was the team of Rick Lind and Frank Golden. Their overall time was 4:58 flat. They said it was rocky and rough and got lost on the first lap, and had a rear flat on lap #3. Frank drove laps 4 and 5 and had no troubles of any kind. They just wanted to be sure that Rick's Pop got a great big "Thank you", Pop is John Lind, a veteran off roader himself, who has decided that it's easier on the body parts to let his son go out and bounce around in the race car and get all dirty. John just stands there and smiles now. They also wanted to be sure that Armstrong Tire was thanked, not only for the tires, but no flats that could be blamed on the tires. Yet another face appeared that Mike Stickle and Larry Hendrix, with their sons riding along, lost time with a broken spindle on the last lap, but were third in Class 1 /2 in the Raceco. David Atwood and Hal Hibbard flew their Raceco over the tough Barstow desert, had some serious down time but took third in Class 10 action. May 1991 Usual overall winner Bob Richey had to settle for second overall this time in a borrowed Raceco at that, and he was slowed by brake trouble but won Class 1 /2 handily despite other down time. Northern California racer Garen McCune lost the power steering on the first lap, thought the course was real rough, but had fun and finished second in Class 1 /2 in his Chenowth. is familiar to me but new to the series. Garen McCune finished second in Class 1/2. Garen had no power steering after the first lap and had one flat, but says it was fun and he liked the series and the rough course real well and he'll be back. He was drivingJerry Penhall's old Chenowth. I don't think Jerry could believe his eyes when he saw that car take the Checkered Flag, maybe second · thoughts Jerry? Class 1/2 1600 had a whopping 27 starters and 15 finishers. The first to take the winners flag in this class was Jim Fishback Jr. He had two flats on his second lap and said it was a rough course, b~t had a ball. Rob M yerly took second place in this class, he looked a little worn out when he climbed Rick Lind and Frank Golden not only took second in Class 10 in the O.R.E. they placed third overall despite getting lost in the first lap dust. Kyle Reutgen and long time racer Bill Reutgen had some troubles, but they covered all five laps to gain a finish and took fourth in Class 10. Dusty Times

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Danny Porter drove his Suspension Unlimited racer to fourth in Class 1-2-1600, seventh overall only about seven minutes behind the class winner. Robert Duarte and Joe Duarte teamed up in the Chenowth to come home fifth in Class 1-2-1600, just nine minutes out of fourth place money. Defending class champion Jim Clements drives his own creation in Class 9, and though he had to replace a spark arrestor, he still took second in class. out of the car; that could have been attributed to two broken shocks on the 3rd lap and he lost his rear brakes, so relied heavily on the tranny. It did its job for him. Third in class was our high desert home town boy, Greg Akins. The only thing that happened to Greg and co-driver Russ Stevens, was the skid plate curved under, due to some over grown rock jumping out in front of his car. Some rocks are so rude. Class 9 had 10 starters and six finishers. A repeat performance was given by first place finisher, Sandy Parker. Sandy says he had tons of fun, but could not have even left the start without the help of the Parker family and friends bunch. They are really what team work is all about. Second place in Class 9 went to another repeater, that was home town boy, Jim Clements. He was down 12 minutes trying to find a spark arrestor to replace the one that had fallen offsometime he knows not when or where, but he was told by BLM officials that he could not continue on course until he got another spark arrestor on the c·ar. Other than that,"he only had one flat. Ron Brady of SCORE/HORA fame got third in Class 9. They broke a throttle Jim Fishback Jr. fairly flew over the entire course in his Neth, had a couple of flats, but no other problems, and sailed in the Class 1-2-1600 winner by four minutes and took fourth overall too. -Sandy Parker did a repeat performance from the previous La Rana race as help from family and friends produced a trouble free run to the Class 9 victory in the car they call a ChenoBrut. cable and got lost for a little while, took a short tour of the desert, beat it back to the course and had no other troubles from there on out. The boys wanted to thank all the "Big Boys" for not hitting them even once. They honked, he moved over and they passed neatly and politely. Usually fourth place in Class 9 doesn't get too much print, but this time I'm making an exception. Dennis~ l"':::al, •••• . ,._ ,.. •••• ., ., ...... .. Trailers Our Quality Makes the Difference • Many Equipment Options Available Medium Duty Truck Conversions We Have the Ability and Experience Necessary to Build Any Trailer to Your Exact . Specifications, Custom Designed for Your Individual Needs ... * Write or Call for a Free Brochure Models Available: Open Flatbed Trailer Enclosed Bumper Pull-Type Trailers From 16' to 28' Enclosed Gooseneck Trailers From 28' to 48' Join the Ranks or Our Satisfied Customers • Bob Gordon • R.C.R. Plumbing • Hamilton Materials • Herbst Oil Co. · • Hagle Lumber • Sherman Balch Custom Designed Interiors Defending points champion Greg Akins, with Russ Stevens, had troub e wit the skid plate on the Bunderson but was third in Class 1-2-1600, sixth 0 /A. Competitive Trailers 8832 Ramona Street Bellflower, CA. 90706 (213) 634-2006 Dusty Times May 1991 Page 27

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Ron Brady got lost for a while, broke a throttle cable, but still went fast enough in the Chenowth to finish the race third in Class 9. Walter Sleppy, with Darryl Gibson co-driving: had only minor troubles and had lots of fun as they drove to a very close second in Class .5-1600. .;.. ; ~ ·-..;.1,,.,., ~ ,,,,,,,.~ ~ :->~·i, ~~ _....,J f • ~ Dennis Peterson was one of several that flew old glory during the race, and he had scant troubles on his way to a close fourth in Class 9. John Hulsebosch and Gary Seagroves had a good run in their Baja Bug, a few troubles along the course, but finished third in Class 5-1600. I ... ~ ~4. . Gene Bantilan brought his Chenowth from Santa Barbara to race the high desert and finished all five laps for a strong fifth in Challenger action. Rich Hays and Dick D'Amato plus riders got in their five laps without serious problems, and they took fourth in the close 5-1600 class race. was a real rough course. Both of his sons got to go for a Saturday ride in the desert with old Dad. I wonder what Jesse and Mickey thought of Dad's idea of fun? When Mick started the race he only had first gear and high gear. After the first checkpoint second kicked in and the only other troubles he had were one flat, which one of the boys got to change and he was leaking tranny fluid from the cooler. Greg Burgin and Chris Bowen toured the Barstow landscape in fine style, had all their trouble just short of the finish line, but made it across to win the tight running Class 5-1600 by just 15 seconds. Class 5 had high attrition in this race and Chuck Dodson was the only finisher taking nearly nine hours to complete the five laps. In Class 7, 7S, 7 4x4 there were five starters and three finishers. #764 crossed the finish line first. The pilot, Alberto Tejera, yelled something about no brakes and -drove off into the sunset, never to be seen by this reporter again. He won the class. ~ . Petersen, an Apple Valley working. Dennis says the only Fireman, thinks he's finally two things that happened to him figured out this off road stuff. He were Bob Richey hitting his left has a method that has brought front tire by accident and him from a very last place to knocking him off course a little fourth place. He can't reveal the bit and about four miles from the. method, but he thinks it's finish line, he got a little carried I f 1 PIKE'S SERVICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA away on the whoops and almost endoed, but recovered and slowed down to a good solid fourth. In 5-1600, Greg Burgin and Chris Bowen took their tour of our lovely desert and brought their VW in for first place in class. They said they diced it out with #554 and #556 for a while but they were finally overtaken by Sleppy, by mere seconds. They lost their rear brakes right at the finish line and discovered that the trailing arm bolt fell out somewhere nearby. They would not have made it another 10 feet in that condition. This was indeed a lucky day for them. Mick Newton does a keen wheelie in the Chevy Nova, but despite such crowd pleasing antics Newton came home the winner in combined Class 3/6 taking each of his sons for a ride in this event. Walter Sleppy in his VW got A second in 5-1600 by 15 seconds. RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS SERVICE EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT FOR OVER 40 YEARS Page 28 He was first over the line, but Greg beat him on time, and by not much I might add. Their troubles ' were minor, only one flat, they said they ran good and co-driver Darryl Gibson who took the last three laps said it was real rough, but fun, whooped and hollered all the way. Chuck Dodson was the only official finisher in Class 5, out of five starters. I did not get to talk to him, but it must have been a very long day, it took him 8:43:41 to finish his five appointed rounds. Class 3 & 6 combined had four starters and two finishers. Mick Newton in the Snortin Nortin Nova took first place and said it May 1991 Alberto Tejera drove to an exciting finish, crossing the line and taking the checkered flag while yelling 'no brakes', but he won combined Class 7, 7S, 7 4x4 in the Toyota. Dusty Times

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Usually closer to the front Greg Tuttle must have had some real trouble later, as he took a couple extra hours on course but was fifth in 5-1600s. Peter Swift and Dan Goss staNed out strong in Class 5, did four laps in good time, but did not complete the final round on the tough course. Often the only Class 3 entry, Mike Duncan still drives his Jeep CJ hard and he covered all five laps for the win, but it took him some time, well over nine hours to finish. Turbo Lamke took second place and did stop to chat. He did not · have a real good day. He was .overheating on lap 2 and broke his drive shaft on lap 3. This• -fiasco put him down an hour, but he still took second. · In Class 8 we saw four starters ~nd only one finisher, that being Tom C<;>on of Canyon Country. It's about time this guy had things go right for him, God knows he tries. Things just keep happening to him, but this time they happened for the best and Tom was just tickled pink that the truck and him were able to see that checkered flag, first in the Ford. It took Tom 7:38:21 to shoot around the course, but he finished the race under the time limit. He probably had his share of troubles, but the Desert Race · Support pits patched him back together so he could finish. Tom has been putting his big red truck to the test for a few years now and this time it was worth it. He was a real happy camper. Class 11 had four starters and three finishers, which was the best finish, percentage wise, out of all the classes. They had to go three grueling laps in a stock VW, so three finishers is really saying something for these people and their cars. Once again, Travis Howard got first place. He had no problems except for a flying rock that cracked his windshield. In Class 15 there were seven starters and three finishers. Scott Sells, in his stone stock Toyota got first. Scott and co-driver Darren Klopp said this was their first time in the truck and said it was a lot rougher than they anticipated, but are anxious to do it again. These boys are part of the Dan Groff team and were glad to be able to bring home a win for their buddy Dan, as he had been out testing his truck the weekend before the race and totalled it out. His co-driver was Medi-vaced to the hospital, but is going to be alright as far as we know now. Dan says he's not done though. His wife gave him her truck to race (he bought her a used car), so it will be just a matter of time and Dan will be back. Good luck to you and your team Dan. Second place in Class 15 went to Curtis Lamb and Matt Beyl. They broke their exhaust, right rear shock and 4WD, plus got a hole in the radiator, still did well to finish in 5:25. In the Odyssey class 44 we had six starters and three finishers. Tony Benda completed his required lap in 1 :21. Second went to Art Gibbs and third to Mary Sullivan of Barstow. Third place in stone stock 15 went to the husband and wife team of Ramon and Kathy Maramba. They had their share of problems. The t_;:uck kept Dusty Times flooding, was running real rough first race of the year and they were and was backfiring a lot. They just as unfriendly this time as they kept stopping for minor repairs were the first time. that kept them going, so they just In going through my notes, I putted around the course, so they found one whole·page fell on the would have no need for major floor and my little four legged repairs. They said that for some buddies were tugging on it, quite strange reason, there were a lot of successfully, I might add. So the thesamerockstheyhadmetatthe following is somewhat out of order. Muffin and offspring time in the co-driver's seat and Pancho and Soozooki send their they were truely impressed. At apologies and are quite one point during lap 5 they say remorseful. they had a five minute lead on Bob Class 1-2's third place went to Richey, but broke a spindle and Mike Stickle and Larry Hendrix had to stop for repairs. They say and Larry Hendrix Jr. and Josh that their 1983 Raceco is strictly a Stickle. This was a Father-son family and friends car, they are Foursome. This was the boys first real proud, Dr GE.AMAN AUTO /YOUR OFF-ROAD HEADQUARTERS11 J\ CNC CUTTING BRAKES Upr1gb. tor lay down styles available single or dual handles . . . . . . $69.95 , ·~ ~ * I DIEST SEAT BELTS -.,,/ The greatest name in driver safety equipment 4-point Sand Rail Seat Belt . 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Turbo. Lamke with Tom Cronwell and Rick Sanders kept the Jeep Comanche all together despite several problems, and took second in mini truck action. Gail Gould and David Mohler looked grfJat in the GMC early in the race and they go( through four laps, good for second place in Class 8 before retiring. Stephen Wellington zips his Class 11 Beetle along one of a few smother roads, and he had some down time, but salvaged second in the class. Three out of four starting Class 11 Beetles finished their three laps, and Bill Swisher and friends were third, taking seven hours to do it. Curtis Lamb and Matt Beyl, broke their exhaust, a shock, radiator and the 4WD, but they got the Toyota to the finish line second in Class 15. Ramon and Kathy Maramba had a few stops along the route, but they finished the required laps and got the Dodge home third in Stone Stock. It's been a long time coming, but this race Tom Coon kept his Ford running despite a few pit stops, and he won Class 8 in good time, about seven and a half hours, and his was a happy crew. gr-of them and the car and wanted to dedicate this race to their good buddy Matt McCoy who is fighting in the Persian Gulf. Maybe by-the time you read this you will be able to show Matt a copy; he should be home soon. Third place in Class 10 went to David Atwood. He says it was real rough out there, he broke his shifter and had one flat. This is his third La Rana race and he thinks they are here to stay. In closing, I would like to comment on what I saw on a majority of the race vehicles and support vehicles at this race. That was yellow ribbons, Support the Troops decals and loads of American Flags everywhere. These people were not just thinking of themselves. They wanted to let everyone know that their hearts were with our troops in the Gulf and not just on racing. This kind of spirit just makes it more wonderful than ever to live in America and be able to show our support and wave our Flag in freedom. We really are "the land of the free and the home of the brave." Welcome home. and we love you. Need action photos? Call us ! Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography Page 30 P.O. Box 91767 Los Angeles, California 90009 (213) 670-6897 May 1991 Travis Howard is tops in the high desert in Class 11 competition, and the 1990 teenage champion is well on his way to another title, running this race virtually trouble free to victory. Scott Sells rears his Stone Stock Toyota out of a hole as he and Darren Klopp made their debut in the truck. Part of the Dan Groff team the boys were happy to win in Dan's absence. Proving you can pass easily on the desert without hitting, this Class 9 zips past Tom Coon and company changing a tire without leaving the route and they still cleared the truck by a good distance. Dusty Times

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The Losers The Nissan 400 used the same old tough course of a Mint 400, but wasn't nearly as destructive as expected. That was thanks to old Mother Nature, who watered the course thoroughly, and did away with the legendary dust. There was a high 53% finish ratio, but that means that 4 7%, or about 90 entries, failed to get to . the finish line. We got some of their stories. The team of Doug Holloway and Ryan Thomas, scheduled to drive in Class 1/2, had their problems before the race. Holloway, whose car is powered by a Corvair motor, had a new trick ignition of some sort, and on contingency day, in the rain, things got wet and the car wouldn't run. He didn't have any spare parts, nor did he have an old setup to put back on the car, so, fearing that race day would also be wet, Holloway decided he might as well pull out of the event. Thomas, who'd been looking forward to driving the race in a big motor car was naturally dis-appointed, but apparently, he wouldn't have been able to drive in any case, since he was sick on Saturday and spent his day throwing up. Jack Johnson had another short day in his Class 1/2 Jeep. This time it was spitting fan belts and power steering belts. So, after a first lap of three hours and 12 minutes, and then more frustra-tion as he got into lap two, the team decided to park it. But Jack was happy with his Goodyear tires. He said he could "aim for By Judy Smith the rocks." Tom and Bob DeNault, in Class 10, broke their transmission mounts on the first lap, then lost their motor mounts on lap two. They had a couple of ratchet hold-downs keeping things together, but then when they lost their clutch, 60 miles into the last lap, that was the end of their day. Gary Bates and Dave Baeskens ran second in Class 5 on lap one, then broke a ring and pinion on lap two, and Michael Duenas, in Class 11, lost his motor on the first lap, just as he did at Parker. Greg Symonds, running in his Class 10 buggy, lost his rear brakes. If he planned carefully in advance, he could get the car stopped with just the front brakes, but it tended to be all over the road. Then he got to the tunnel, and when he put on the brakes the car hopped to one side and missed the hole. It hit the wall. And ruined the front end. Brian Collins ran hard in the top five in Class 1/2, but then one of his shocks on the right rear corner broke. He kept moving along, until the whole rear corner came unglued, and put him out of the race. Jeff Qµinn, in Class 10, lost his transmission on the second lap, but before that happened he'd had an eventful morning. First, a rock flew up and hit the little canister of roll-offs on the side of his helmet, and all the clean lens strip came out, flying in the breeze. Teff tried to pull it off, and accidently pulled a lens out of his face plate. DESERI R_flCING MOTOR SPORTS Eventually, he got all that-sorted out, and as he neared the end of the first lap, on the fast road that parallels the highway coming in toward the Speedrome (pit row), he got to the first of the two dangerous ditches and discovered that someone had removed the down arrows. Jeff came perilous I y close to rolling his car, and it really frightened him, because he thought he'd have rolled into some of the pits if he did. He radioed back to his pit team, the Chapala Dusters, and they sent Danny Gonzales down there to warn the racers to slow down, and spectators in the area threw rocks at Danny, and wanted him to go away. Soon however, HDRA got wind of the problem, and they sent a crew out to re-mark the hole and then left a flagman for good measure. Also in Class 10, Bill Poe and Mark Barnes, who'd already lost two c.v.s, were finally out when their ring and pinion gave up. Larry Martin, in Class 1-2-1600, got up into the lead, but then broke a torsion bar, about 90 miles into his third lap. Ramon Castro, in Class 7S, ran along just fine for a little while, but then broke a spindle on lap one. And Scott Steele wasn't a Loser in the ordinary sense, but he had a fairly tough day. Running through the rocks on the first lap, Scott rolled his car. He was knocked unconscious, and came to when a photographer who happened to be nearby, knocked on his helmet and woke him up. The car was on its wheels, so he decided to go on. But, that was not a really smart move. Scott ✓~ knew he was in a race, but he didn't know what race it was, or whether he was at the end of the day, or had just started. At any rate, he thought his brother would "really be pissed", so he decided to make up for lost time, and 15 minutes later he rolled the car over again. This time it landed on its side, and the chivalrous team of Willie Valdez and Rick Johnson stopped their 7S truck and helped him right it. He went on and drove his share of the day, eventually figuring out what race it was. Scott's brother, Brian, finished the race, and he, too, tipped the car over, about eight miles from the finish, but managed to get it back on its wheels in time to finish. In Class 5-1600, the team of Rod Sorenson, Jim Magill and Mark Bradshaw came all the way out from Twin Falls, Idaho. They finished three laps, and had worked their way up to seventh place, but their ring and pinion gave up. Bob Utgard got into the third lap in George Seeley's Class 5 car and the whole front end gave up. And Bill Hernquist, also in Class 5, had electrical problems, lost a couple of fan belts and had two flats on his first lap. But then lap two was ok, and three started out well, and he was beginning to think positively. It didn't last. The top left front trailing arm broke, and that broke the king pin, and as they got to a washout the whole side let go. Then the right front shock broke and bent the top trailing arm on that side, and the car came to an abrupt stop at about mile 60 of the third lap. Ray Croll and Mike Julson, who'd had such a good race at Parker, winning Class 10, thought they'd like to do. it again. But, right off the start things didn't go well, when they apparently got their distributor wet in splashing through the short course puddles, and the motor never ran well all day. Still, Ray drove a pair of · good laps, and then put Mike in for the finish. Mike had noticed that the front of the floor pan had been made a little loose, after being hit by a rock, but on his last pit stop had decided not to take the time to do anything about it. Bad move. He got into the rock garden and the whole floor pan peeled back past their legs. It was scary. Mike stopped to try to fix it, and they wired it up, and went L on. But they had to stop three more times, because the floor pan kept falling off. Finally, someone came up with a ratchet-type hold down, and that kept it in place. But by then he'd lost first gear, and also, the transmission had got stuck in one gear, and Mike had had to get it loose with the old screwdriver-in-the-hole trick. All this time, with the motor still not running right, Mike was having some trouble getting through a few parts of the course which had begun to dry out and get a little soft and torn up. So he had to slip the clutch a lot. And, you guessed it, at mile 71 on lap four, the clutch finally quit. Mike said, "If it was a horse I woulda got out and shot it." To top it off, when the car broke for good the radio had quit too. 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Markku Alen and 1/kka Kivimaki were the first Finns, third overall in the subaru Legacy 4WD Turbo, and they had a variety of problems along the way. Passing a helicopter parking lot, lngvar and Per Carlsson whipped the Mazda 323 G TX through the snow and ice to a fine fourth in Group A and overall. It was a fight every day, but Stig-O/ov Walfridsson and Gunnar Barth were also winning Swedes taking the Group N honors and 11th overall, scoring another win in a Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4 on the rally. THE 1991 SWEDISH RALLY Kenneth Eriksson Wins His Home Rally For Mitsubishi Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Kenneth Eriksson and Staff an Parmander overcame a penalty to win their home rally by 20 seconds in the Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4. The Swedes were overjoyed to have won their home rally, running close all the way. "If they don't want us to go to Timo Salonen had gone off the years, last year's event being Portugal after this", said Kenneth road inexplicably on the second canceled because unseasonally Eriksson, "I guess I'm going off day, when leading. It was another warm weather led to floods and fishing." Winning his home event great event for the Japanese, four mud where traditionally there was the greatest prize that a Swede marques of Oriental cars finishing were high snow banks and packed could hope for, and even the in the top four places. As if there ice or snow surfaces. To reduce thought that his Portuguese plans wasn't enough feeling of revenge, the risk of this recurring, the had suddenly been ditched before Kenneth himself overcame what organizers directed the route the rally wasn't going to dampen for him was the devastating further away from Lake Vanern, his enjoyment of victory! It was injustice of a minute penalty for a the inland mass of water which Mitsubishi's day without doubt, jump start, when he was right in gives Karls tad its w armth, for they won Group N as well as the middle of a close fight for the towards the northeast. For the Group A with their four wheel lead . first time in the history of the rally drive, four wheel steering Galant The World C hampionship there was a night halt away from VR-4 cars, even if their star driver returned to Sweden after two Karlstad, at the ski resort town of Palun. For the first time in several years the route made a major exit from the region of Varmland and went into neighboring Dalarna. While the weather was clear, often sunny, the surfaces were ice or snow covered throughout. '\/\ tV R.L.H. 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Whereas most rallies now ban fully prepared rally cars for training, the Swedish has different rules. Group A cars are accepted, but advertising stickers must be removed, they must carry identification numbers, and must use studs that are close to normal road regulations, not the aggres-sive studs allowed for the actual rally. Didier Auriol h ad been warned that braking dist ances would have to be completely May 1991 Mats Jonsson and Lars Backman motor through a real winter wonderland in the Toyota Celica GT-Four en route to a very close second overall in the rally. rethought on the rally, braking far underground that created bad too early on the first half, then bumps. later braking too late. Two drivers seemed unusually C hatriot and Aurio l m ad e confident. Mitsubishi's Timo many new friends in the days Salo nen said, "After four years of before the event, when everyone being the fastest driver on the helped each other out of the snow event it is time to win again." banks. The A ustralian champion Fellow Finn Markku Alen was Ed Ordynski was particularly beaming, "We have got 50 bhp intrigued, at the way his car would more and everything about the go crashing into the frozen piles of Subaru is now much better." snow with a sickening crunch, and The rally soon turned into a when it was extricated, there was three cornered fight on Section 1. no sign of damage. "When we for Mats Jonsson, who lives in tried out our full rally studs we Karlstad, Kenneth Eriksson, who had to change all our pacenotes. lives near Varmland and the Finn Instead of marking the ice with Timo Salonen. Markku Alen cautions, we found the icy bits fought hard but was unable to were now the fastest." Therefore match the leaders' pace. Snow had the stories that this was one of the fallen overnight which left a layer fastest, not slowest, rallies in the of powder on the icy surfaces, but World Series was quite bewilder- was it enough to sap some power ing for all of them, until they from the first few rally cars on the tastedthepowerofthestudsthat road? 198 9 winne r Ingvar would be used on the rally itself. Carlsson was the first, Kenneth The events in the Middle East Eriksson next, then Alen, but it before the Monte Carlo led to the wasn't such a big drama. Salonen fear that, should Monte Carlo get blew at the powder snow, and said canceled, the Swedish would rise it would probably be blown away fro m only Drivers' to full by the first cars. Timo had a M anufacturers' status. In the · cautious start, with too stiff absence of official denial of this suspension, and Jonsson snatched rumor, and the impending closure an early lead, but Eriksson was date for entries in Sweden, Lancia pressing hard. By stage 4, close to entered both Biasion and Kank-his home, he was in front. Though kunen while Toyota entered Sainz Jonsson retook the lead, by stage and Schwarz. When Monte Carlo 6 the Finnish bear was chargmg, went ahead, these entries were winning the next three stages. canceled, too late to rewrite the At Palun Mitsubishis held the starting numbers. first two places overall and led By common consent the first Group N; there were many leg would be the most critical. smiling faces in triple diamond New to recent events were those jackets that night. The Mitsubishi close to Palun, last used in the Finland team driver Lasse Lampi '60s when the-midnight temp-was eighth, recovering from a eratures went down to minus 40. delay on stage 3 when the engine Former top co-driver Ragnar mounting failed and the turbo Spjuth said, "Stage 8 will be the pipe was detached. There was fun trickiest of them all; the first stage further back, specially when the m real darkness, it changes width cheerful veteran Bjorn Johansson with bewildering suddenness. wasleadingthetwoworksMazdas Some famous names may have in his locally prepared car, in his troublethere,andtheonlyperson first season o f 4WD rallying. old enough to remember just how Carlsson explained that they had a tricky it is is Per Eklund." Group lot of suspensio n trouble and N maestro Soren Nilsso n re-Mikkola had the flu and looked marked that the surfaces were like death. quite smooth, more than usual, The first timers were making but there were strange swellings good efforts. Chatriot was Dusty Times

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Didier Auriol and Bernard Ocelli were a happy team to have just finished, and the French team were ninth overall in their Lancia Delta lntergrale 16v. ,,..;R.-,~ Tommi Makinen and Cosworth 4x4 past as . close second; two mi titktf';,, » The rally drivers had a look in two directions, left at the flag and right at the clock at a stage start, as this shot of Keneth Eriksson's car shows how confusing it can be, especially in bad weather. Britons Gwyndaf Evans and Howard Davies were doing well until tricky stage 8, then went off the road and later withdrew the Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4. The snow covered tracks grow narrow through the tall timber, and here the Class 6 winners Gert Blomqvist and Lena Lindberg get through in an Opel. hovering at the bottom end of the leader board when he went off the road, lost time trying to get back with no reverse gear and dropped to 30th. In eighth after stage 2, GwyndafEvans went off on stage 8 dropping to 71st. The rookie honors were resting on Didier Auriol who was sixth. The best placed two wheel drive was Harry Joki's Peugeot 309 in 15th. In Group N three time winner Soren Nilsson went on his roof on stage 4, losing over three minutes, and his Mitsubishi teammate Stig-Olof Waldfrisson got ahead. Tommi Makinen stopped for four minutes on the last stage of the evening with gearbox trouble in the Ford. Dawn on Sunday at Palun was clear but outlying areas had temps dipping towards minus 20. But Eklund in his Lancia was bouncing away in his never ending enthusiasm for rallying, saying he didn't have the right tires, but never mind. Minutes later Per drove the short Superspecial outside of town and made the best time! Mazda changed valving in their shocks because of the low temperatures, and Carlsson immediately set off to catch Johansson; even Mikkola looked more interested in what was going on. It soon turned out to be an interesting day. The officials at the start of stage 11 began sending drivers off early, after two instead of the mandatory three minutes wait, then Eriksson was given a minute penalty for a jump start. Just as this happened the rally leader Timo Salonen went missing, spinning out and going off the road. Jonsson suddenly was the leader again, but would they confirm that penalty? Eriksson continued like he should take no chances and set about regaining the lead, while being careful that Alen, who was now much happier carrying less fuel weight, wasn't making his challenge. Auriol had been discovering the treachery of the wintry stages. He went off twice, once under-steering in a double bend and losing a minute, then having an Dusty Times upsetting experience when, on a straight road in sixth gear, "The car just jumped sideways and ended up on a bank. It took 25 people and three minutes to get us going again." Happily the car was virtually undamaged. Gwyndaf Evans decided to withdraw. "We did the short stage at Palun, then realized we weren't going to get any good stage times, as other cars would have very little chance to pull over for us." Lasse Lampi had a clearer run during the day, except the gear lever broke and he spun when trying to shift.Jonsson and Eriksson had no problems, though the Toyota driver fitted tires that were too soft for the last two stages and Mats suffered from understeering trouble. Johansson lost his exalted status when Carlsson passed him, even though the Mazda handling trouble was not resolved. Mikkola was curious, "Every time we stopped to check the geometry of the suspension, the toe-in had changed." Although there were only 22 seconds separating the top three cars, and a fabulous fight to the finish was on the cards, the great curiosity however was the matter of Eriksson's minute, especially after Mikkola was given a one minute penalty at the start of stage 18. The Swede said "We went immediately they lifted the flag from in front of the windscreen. Staffan noticed that the official clock was already showing plus one second. We certainly did not start at minus one second as they claim." Veteran of more World Championship Rallies than any other driver Mikkola said, "We went when the clock said zero; they said we went two seconds early. The guy wasn't even looking at the clock!" It would be unpleasant if Eriksson's minute decided the winner, certainly Kenneth was more determined than ever. Gradually he inched ahead, with Alen lurking menac-ingly close behind until he heard noises on stage 2 7, which convinced him he should slow down a bit. Still, third place is the highest yet for Subaru. Eklund dropped a place when he lost ten minutes with a differential change, while Johansson let Mikkola get close when he damaged the rear suspension against a rock, and Chatriot, getting faster all the time, went off the road for a while on the second to the last corner of the event. In Group N Walfridsson drove well to win on his first outing in a Mitsubishi, benefiting from teammate Nilsson's excursion on the first day. Nilsson had turbo trouble, but still had the chance of taking Tommi Makinen's second place. Walfridsson's lead was good enough for him to volunteer his new tires to Nilsson, who finally failed to take second in N by just three seconds. Eriksson won over Mats Jonsson by 20 seconds, and Alen was third followed by Carlsson. The Mazdas still weren't happy cars. Both the official cars and COOLANT Johansson's had been plagued by head gasket trouble and Carlsson felt his car was never quite right. Lampi spoiled his chance of catching Carlsson with his spinout. But one of the broadest grins at the finish was the man who was ninth. "I've done it, I've finished the Swedish and scored some points. Didier Auriol felt almost as happy at getting those two Driver's point's as he would have been if he had his 20 in Monte Carlo. The Swedish Rally still has its magic, even if the Scandinavians still rule the roost. 1991 Swedish Rally Results Kenneth Eriksson/Stalfan Parmander s Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 A* 4:56:16 Mats Jonsson/Lars Backman s Toyota Celica GT-Four A 4:56:36 Markku Alen/llkka Kivimaki SF Subaru Legacy 4WD T A 4:57:20 lngvar Carlsson/Per Carlsson s Mazda 323 GTX A 5:01:55 Lasse LampitPentti Kuukala SF Mitsubishi Galan! VR-4 A 5:02:57 Bjorn Johansson/Anders Olsson s Mazda 323 GTX A 5:05:36 Hannu Mikkola/Johnny Johansson SF/S Mazda 323 GTX A 5:06:10 Per Eklund/Jan-Olaf Bohlin s Lancia Delta lntegrale A 5:06:58 Didier AurioVBernard Occelli F Lancia Delta lntegrale A 5:08:59 Leif Asterhag/Claes Billstam s Toyota Celica GT-Four A 5:10:25 Stig-Olov Walfridsson/Gunnar Barth s Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 N* 5:16:46 Tommi Makinen/Seppa Harjanne(l3th) SF Ford Sierra Cosworth A 5:18:39 Francois Chatriot/Michel Perin(l9th) F Subaru Legacy 4WD T A 5:21 :Q4 *Group winners -No Ladies' finishers 108 start -71 finish Winner's average stage speed - 105.70 kph Competition and Sport Cobra Seats ... designed for comfort, built for competition. Prices start at $1 99.95. 7611 SLATER AVE., UNIT P HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647 (714) 847-4363 (800) 933-7823 . SJ£' ~~ RACING ANO PERFORM.AN(:£ PRODUCT$ l May 1991 Page 33

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GRR DESERT TOUR '91: ROUND #I Wood Wails at Gold Nugget ·1 so By Daryl Drake Photos: 3-D Photography/Volkspower's Carol Knupp Reuben Wood pushed his Ford powered Beards for all it was worth, and despite losing most of the brakes on the fourth lap, he charged on to grab the overall and Class 10 honors. · Reuben Wood lost half of his morning, after a few teams had heading to the southeast and brakes on his-fourth lap at GRR, already embarked on the Fly-N-probably the fastest section of the Inc. 's inaugural "Gold Nugget Hi "Pre-Fun," Recreation Officer route. 150,'~ but it didn't slow him John Reid arrived with a map of Then a twisty roller coaster down, in fact it was his fastest lap the new course. road led to a wash and another of ten on his way to the Overall So GRR course director Bill twisty, but fast, ride on a gravely and Class 10 wins! Graham and a lot of volunteers, country road leading back to the "We lost the front brakes at the including Station One's Steve mine and a particulary rough red beginning of the lap," said Wood, Godfrey, jumped in their trucks clay hill. Finally, it was past the an ex-A TV racer from Buckeye, and set out on a rapid but major old general store and school on "but· we picked up 19 seconds remarking of the desert. This set hardpack roads and a return to over our next best lap! I enjoyed the program back, and the race the start/finish line. the course, only one or two started at 1 p.m. instead of the At this event, entrants in some 'gotchas' out there and it was nice originally scheduled 11:30 a.m., classes decided to pool their to run ten laps, 'cause I always had in this class order: 1, 10, 1-2- purses, while retaining points in someone to catch." Wood's Ford 1600, 5, 8, 4, 3, 7, 5-1600, 9 and their respective classes. So 1-2-Escort-powered Beards single 11. 1600 and 5 were combined, as seater, sponsored by SuperSeats The course was now just 13.7 were 7, 4, and 5-1600 and the by Beard, W.W. Hay Harvest, miles long so all had to complete heavy metal classes. Leaving 15 Bill, Bill and Wayne, covered the ten laps except Class 11, opting to seconds apart they all got off in 137 mile distance with a time of go just six. Starting at an old good order. 3:29:43 to average 39.40 mph. airstrip at the Vulture Mine, the In the Unlimited ranks, Tom The "Gold Nugget," held on a route wound through cholla, Murray had the lead with fast lap beautiful mid-February Saturday scrub and the tailings of the mine of the day at 19:45. with Ron in the historic Vulture Mining that built the town of Wicken-Brown still first on the road but District south of Wickenburg, burg, when Henry Wickenburg eight seconds back for second. Arizona, originally was to cover discovered gold in the 1800's. Ross Whitmoyer was third, two six laps over a 27 mile long route. Cutting down and across a deep seconds ahead of Greg Holman But archeological clearances for wash put the racers on a twisty with Stanley Steele fifth among two small areas could not be rocky trail to the northwest for a ten starters. But Murray soon located by the BLM and on race couple of miles to a powerline returned, his transmission ailing, YOU CAN'T FINISH THE .RACE IF YOUR NUTS FALL OFF so it was not to be his day, after a mad pre-race scramble to replace a new king-pin that had failed on the jetting loop. Brown took over the lead, and John and Peggy Jacobs moved into You can prevent this with the Nut SAFTBLOK ·Available from Racer's Tool & Supply. Easily drills safety wire holes in nuts and bolts. Heat treated nickel plated steel for long life. 9" safety wire plier $41.50 1 lb .032 stainless safety wire $9.00 fifth. At the end of three laps, Brown held a 20 second lead on Whitmoyer, Holman stayed in third, while Keith Alger and Ryan May took over fourth and fifth after Steele's steering broke and Jacobs had a CV explode. The line up changed quite a bit on lap four; Brown's tranny went out, Alger shot into first place, Whitmoyer slowed with fuel NUT SAFTBLOK delivery problems and Holman $21.80 + Shipping started limping with a very noisy ring and pinion. Jerry Finney, battling brake troubles all day, moved into fifth. Alger was running strong laps now after a first lap flat and May snuck into second ahead of Whitmoyer and Call or write for our FREE CATALOG of fabricating tools Finney. RACERS TOOL & SUPPLY 4290 Bells Ferry Rd. * Suite 10634 * Kennesaw* G~ * 30144 fCK5l (404) 924-4543 ~ ~ 24 Hours a Dav i Davs a Week llliiiill Page 34 Holman parked before his trans could self-destruct, and we were down to four by the end of six laps, and after seven it was just two running on the lead lap, May having gone out with a bad trans. Alger went on for the win in his May 1991 ~ Ke, ger races past the cactus that is just coming to life in the spring and took the Class 1 lead in his Sandhawk, got in all ten laps in good time and won the Unlimited honors .. unsponsored VW Type 1 Sand-hawk with a time of 3:54:02. Whitmoyer finished 17 minutes later in second. "We had to really go for it after the first lap flat put us in eighth," said Alger. "But the slower drivers moved out of the way real well and the course caught up with a lot of other guys." In at third, with just seven laps was the Finney entry with Dan Foddrill driving and now alone. Jerry was walking in after Danny took him on a ride through a cholla patch, right on the Vulture Mine grounds! Seems they never did get the brakes working that well. Class 10 saw Reuben Wood take the lead from his fifth off starting position. Stan Calvelage was second, 23 seconds back, with Greg Oswskey third, three seconds behind. Jim Allison lay another 25 seconds in arrears, and Rudy Warren, another minute back, was fifth among seven starters. Calvelage sailed off course on lap two with a broken stub axle, destroyed some shocks and was out for the day. Wood stayed out front to the wire, while Oswskey and Allison fought it out for second from lap WW'" -three to the checkered. Allison had built up a four minute margin by the start of the final lap as Oswskey pitted repeatedly for oil. But then Allison's frame started coming apart in the rear, and he finished with Oswskey right on his tail, but ten seconds ahead on the clock. Not quite five minutes later, Rudy Warren was the fourth and final ten lap finisher. Three 1-2-1600s and two 5s ran together for the purse. Tony Pierce, 1-2-1600, had his motor really singing and held the lead after one lap with Doug Sylvester out of "retirement" and 1 :20 back for second. Nels Dutton, 1-2-1600, was third three seconds later, john Ron-nerud, 5, was fourth and Bob Burns, 1-2-1600, fifth. Pierce was even quicker on his second circuit, with Dutton now second, Sylvester third and Ronnerud fourth. Burns was out with fuel cell foam jamming his lines. The third lap saw Dutton take over as Pierce's motor went flat, and it was a parade from there on with Dutton finishing three minutes ahead of Sylvester, who had 15 minutes on Ronnerud. Dutton's time of 3:41:34 put the 41. d's Reuben Wood relaxes at the finish line before climbing out of his winning race car, and the ex-A TV racer from Buckeye wore a big grin for hours. 21; ·"' Tom and Mike Struttmann kept up the habit of winning Class 9, and Team Struttmann was also ninth overall as they led their class from wire to wire at the Gold Nugget 150. Dusty Times

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Greg Oswskey had to pit for oil a few times, but zipped through this cholla garden and other hazards to place second in Class 10 and take fourth overall. Brett Billett gave it a try in Class' 3 in his Jeep CJ, and he finished seven of the ten laps required but still won his class title. Joel Schildkraut was running strong until a spectacular flip slowed the plain jane looking mini truck, but he took the Class 7 around for seven laps anyway. · olorado's Milt Moore ran steady all day and he finished nine laps before the clock ran out, but he earned the points in Class 5-1600 anyway. Larry Weiser tried out his 'slow motion' go to work race car in Class 11, had some terminal steering problems, and had fun doing his four laps. Craig Bell looks to be running strong in the Jeep Honcho here, but trans trouble and other woes put the Class 4 on the trailer in just five laps. Fod Fab/Pierce Aviation/ND Prep/Yokohama VW -Chenowth in at second overall. "It was a good. day for us," said Dutton. "And I'd especially like to thank Pierce Aviation and my new co-driver Cheryl Pierce." In the heavy metal ranks it was Tony Harbeck and Jimmy. Wood Holman and all the crew." out front all day in their R.E.F. Brett Billett, Class 3, and Craig Ford Class 8. "Real good course," Bell, Class 4, diced for second for said Harbeck. "Rough and fast." the first half of the distance 'til His partner Wood added, "I got Bell's tranny went out and Billett stuck on the last lap, high overcame his mid-race carb and :entered, but was able to dig it out electric troubles to finish seven fast, and we'd like to thank Greg laps before time ran out. In the combined 5-1600, 7 and 9 battle, Team Struttmann, 9, led lap one by 1:15 over Joel Schildkraut, 7, with Vic Evans, 9, third and Milt Moore, 5-1600, fourth. The Struttmanns led wire to wire, while Evans moved up to second at the start of lap seven only to have his motor go away on lap eight. Schildkraut had a spectacular flip on lap five but continued on to complete seven laps as well. Ne/ls Dutton put in a fine day of desert driving to bring the Chenowth in a swift second overall, and Dutton won the Class 1-2-1600 honors and the combined 1-2-1600 and Class 5 purse. Meanwhile, Moore kept chugg-ing to end up second with nine laps done before the clock ran out. The Struttmann's Yoko-hama/Fox/UMP/ Arizona Trans-ax le Exchange/Superseats by Beard VW-Chenowth was ninth overall with a time of 4:03:00. All alone in Class 11, Larry Weiser had steering troubles and could only manage to get in four laps,. but still had lots of fun with his $400 "race car" that he drives back and forth to work at T.U.F. in Tucson. Four vehicles were observed off the course by BLM and GRR officials, and after a review by the GRR Executive Board, were penalized one lap: Class l's Ross Whitmoyer, and Ryan May, Class 1-2-1600's Tony Pierce and Class l0's Jim Allison. This moved Rudy Warren up to third place in Class 10, and left the event with nine finishers out of thirty start-__ ....._ _ __.__ -..---.;;;:--. ers. All the "losers" were in by Doug Sylvester blew the cobwebs off his Baja Bug and came out of "retirement" dark and another classic Arizona. to place third overall and second in_combined Class 5 and 1600. sunset ended the day as the race . Dusty Times May 1991 went on campfires. again around the GRR wishes to extend special thanks to Roger Mann, computer scoring; Paul and Judy Sigmund-son, communications; Marilyn Graham and Earlene Vance, timing, Bill Graham, Renee, Mark and Stott Steven!ion, Steve THE Godfrey and son, course markers; Tom and Eileen Wood, Steve McCann, Pete Kumbalek, David and Kathy Greenmyer, and the Knupp family, course workers; Jack Woods and Jim Wibel, registration and tech. And, of course, Vulture Mine owner Larry Beale. WRIGHT PLACE~. COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them on· Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to. install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adju~tments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE,. EL CAJON, CA 92021 (619) 561-4810 Page 35

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A Cold Rose Bowl Is ~~-~Heated With Racing Action By Homer Eubanks Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Rod Millen was the standard bearer for Toyota at the Rose Bowl, taking fast qualifying time in the afternoon, fourth in truck heat 2, and capping the evening with a flag to flag victory on the tight course in the main event. Round three of the MTEG Off-driver's overall points standings,· position with both holding 75 Road Championship was held in a and this event moved him to points. chilly Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA third. Millen's teammate Ivan Mike Craig took over the March 23 before 32,924 warm-Stewart is now leading the series UltraCross Pro Motorcycle hearted fans. Although the with 160 points. Walker Evans, points lead with 173 points weather dipped below normal Dodge, is in second with 152, accumulated. Jim Holley went Southern California temperatures then Millen 145, and Roger into the event leading the series the evening's racing agenda Mears, Nissan, is fourth with 128. but now trails with 134. Larry provided plenty of hot racing In the battle for top manufact-Brooks held his third place action for those in attendance. urer, Toyota now leads Dodge position with 112 points. Rod Millen, who is no new-320 to 272 points. Nissan holds comer to stadium racing, but a onto third place with 205. Team Kawasaki now leads the newcomer to Team Toyota, won Fourth, is Ford with Chevrolet manufacturer series with 290 the 12 lap feature. With Toyota and Jeep trailing. points. Yamaha has 267 points in . winning the Rose Bowl event Marty Coyne recorded his first second place and third place there have been three different series victory at the Rose Bowl Suzuki has 107. makes of vehicles in the winners and moved himself into the Super Charles Shepherd came into this circle this year. Roger Mears, 1600 points lead. Coyne moved third round leading the 4-Wheel Nissan, won the opening round in out of a tie with Frank Arciero, ATV series and still leads with Anaheim and Walker Evans Jr. at this event. And now Arciero 138 points. Mark Ehrhardt held drove his Dodge to victory at San trails Coyne 97 to 120. Jerry onto his second place spot with Diego. Whelchel moved from fourth in 115 points. Donavon Holland With three of the scheduled 10 the series to third. Last year's moved up into third place with 83 events in the history books this champion Mitch Mustard gained points earned. might be a good time to catch up some momentum at this event After three events are in the on the points standings. Millen and moved into fourth from books Team Honda leads the 4-was placed on the pole for the seventh. And Danny Rice Wheel ATV manufacturers Rose Bowl main event and used dropped from third overall to points challenge. In second place the inside line to his advantage. fifth. is Team A TK and Suzuki is third. Millen entered the event posi-In the points battle for Super The Rose Bowl track was laid tioned in fourth place of the 1600 tire manufacturer BFGood-out with moSt turns going 22R TOYOTA COMPLETE PERFORMANCE ENGINES Available in 140 o 1 80 HP Street Versions d 200+ HP rich leads the four contesting counter-clockwise as usual. The manufactur~rs with 299 points. vehicles were lined up prepared to Yokohama is second with make a left hand turn into turn Goodyear third and Bridgestone one. This section leading into turn fourth. two was best described as rougher In the UltraStock standings than a cob. It caught more than Tommy Croft still holds the lead one driver trying to cover the with 144 points to Larry Noel's rough terrain too fast. Turn two 120. Brian Stewart still holds the was a sharp left (approximately third place position with 82 110 degrees) causing the vehicles points accumulated. Moving to nearly stop to maneuver from seventh to fourth after the around it. A short chute led to Rose Bowl event was John Gersjes turn three where a right hand turn (74). And Chris Neil moved up introduced yet another rough from eighth place into fifth with section. This section proved to be 68 points. a good passing point for those The UltraStock class has both with the proper suspension set vehicle manufacturer and tire up. A 180 right hander brought points wars waging. In·the vehicle the racers over a rythm section manufacturer battle Jeep leads which had three jumps on the with 225 points while Volkswagen outside part of the lane and only has 177. Nissan is third with 157 and Toyota is nearby with 151. Porsche, Mirage and Mazda trail. In the. tire manufacturer competition Goodyear has the send 55_00 1 e ad w i t h 2 5 3 po i n ts and tor Catalog BFGoodrich is in second with 213 Race Versions Call: and Decal points. Yokohama is third and (714) 596-5494 Bridgestone is fourth. ~,, ,~~ G In thed SuperdLite bahttle Greg ~ •· ~ eorge roppe into t e second S d I LC E · place spot ( 120) behind Sean Marty Coyne had a great day in his Chenowth, taking second in the second Super 1600 heat race, and later on Marty scored a wire to wire victory in the hectic main event action. two jumps on the inside. Now racing action was again turned back 180 degrees with a left hand turn that opened a two option lane around the back part of the track. The inside lane, even though rougher, proved to be faster and was chosen by most of the event leaders. But both options had two left hand 90 degree turns to get the racers headed back to the s/fline. But as they exited the two lane option both lanes were sent over a large jump. Then it was drag race back to turn one. Action at the Rose Bowl got underway with the first Grand National race. A grand total of 13 trucks were lined up. Scott Douglas sat on the pole with Roger Mears Jr. sharing the front row. Row two had Greg George sitting in the Chevrolet of Larry Ragland. Ragland had cracked his right shoulder blade at the San Diego event so George was making his debut in Grand National racing. Before the event George said "This is an opportun-ity of a lifetime for me. Some people use off road racing to launch into other forms of motorsports. Not me! The MTEG truck class is the end-all-be-all to me." And at this writing Greg George is tied with Frank Arciero as sec.ond in all-time victories in MTEG stadium racing events. They each have 14 main event wins in three separate classes. So maybe Danny Thompson couldn't have found a more suitable replacement for Ragland. Glenn Harris sat across from Greg George in his Dodge. The third row consisted of Roger Mears Sr. and Danny Thompson. Rod Millen sat in his Toyota at the back of the pack due to the inverted starting order. Millen had set fast time during qualifying. Scott Douglas kept his Jeep on line and led the pack around turn one with the younger Mears in second then Harris, George, and Ivan Stewart. Scott Douglas was able to hold the pack at bay until the beginning of lap three. That's when Roger Mears Jr. drove his Nissan into the lead. Glenn Harris also found a line around Douglas who had stalled, then came Rob MacCachren, Walker Evans and Rod Millen had moved up into fifth. Mears' lead was short lived as he pulled to the side of the track with flames coming from the Nissan. But before racing action could get really wound up Ken Hodgdon rolled his Chevrolet causing the first of four restarts. On the restart only 10 trucks remained as Willie Valdez, Scott Douglas and Roger Mears Jr. were unable to continue. Glenn Harris was at the head of the pack with MacCachren in second and Evans third. Greg George was in fourth place. Harris went wide over the smooth section and held onto the lead through the second turn. However, Dan Esslinger got on his side in turn two and caused another restart. Harris this time cut back into the rough and shut the door on MacCachren but before the lap was over MacCachren tried to squeeze Harris out in turn one and the two banged into one another with MacCachren losing the battle and rolling, causing yet another restart. On the third restart Harris and Evans shared the first and second positions. Rod Millen had made his way through. the I')ack into third. I van Stewart was fourth. So Team Dodge and Toyota were pitted to battle for the lead. On the restart Greg George cut the switchback too hard and flipped the Chevrolet causing yet another restart. Once the rac_ing got underway for the final time Harris was able to get a clean start. But Evans had trouble with Stewart until the two Toyotas held each other up arguing over third spot. This gave the two Dodges some breathing room and they had a good race between the two of them for the checkered. Glenn Harris was able to fend off his teammate for the win. Walker Evans made it one-two for Dodge and then I van Stewart crossed over third. And en o: . . neermg 2978 F ~t Street, Unit G Finley (146). Rennie Awana La Ven ~. CA 91750 moved up to third place with 90 Someproductsnotlegal saleoruseinCalffomia. points. Frank Chavez and Rory Holladay share the fourth Rob MacCachren's ord gets stronger each race, and in Round 3 he was a close third in the main event and fourth in the first truck heat too. Mitch Mustard, background, and Jerry Whelchel duked it out seriously in the Super 1600 main event. Mustard, heat 1 winner, was second, and Whelchel ended up third, and they were still close. Page 36 May 1991 Dusty Times

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Walker Evans corners hard in the new Dodge Dakota on his way to a points gathering second in the truck first heat, third in heat 2 and second again in the main event. Tommy Croft qualified fastest in the UltraStock Jeep Cherokee, but after tight battles he was second in his heat and second again in the main event. Roger Mears Jr. started on the front row in the second truck heat, and, despite heavy pressure, young Mears held the pack at bay in his Nissan and scored his first stadium win, leading wire to wire. at the checkered Rob MacCachren had gotten by Millen. The first UltraStock heat had eight cars lined up. Jack Millerd, Jeep, sat on the pole with Tim Lewis, Porsche, sharing the front row. Once the battle began Millerd was able to fend off Lewis for the first lap. Then on the second lap Millerd and Tommy Croft, Jeep, fought over the lead and this allowed Lewis to take over the race in turn three. Jack Millerd then saw a hard charging Croft get by in the rythm section before the two option lane. Millerd's trouble was not over as John Gersjes also got by in his Nissan leaving the early leader in fourth place. Tim Lewis went on to the checkered flag with Tommy Croft ( the class fast qualifier) taking second place. Third was John Gersjes and Jack Millerd edged out Jim Smith. Heat two of the UltraStock event had Brian Stewart, Toyota, sitting on the pole. Jeff Elrod shared the front row and Lloyd Castle and Larry Noel shared row two. The seven cars got off to a smooth start with Stewart taking the lead. Lloyd Castle slipped in behind the young Stewart and stalked his every move. Castle pressured Stewart on lap three but had no where to go as Paul Nissley had rolled and the inside option was closed off. But on the next lap Castle edged his way into the lead and while Stewart was licking his wounds he saw Larry Noel shoot through the field in the rough section and grab the second spot. Stewart again on the following lap allowed Chris Neil to get by placing the early leader in fourth place. At the checkered flag it was Lloyd Castle, Jeep, Larry Noel, VW, Christopher Neil, Nissan, and Brian Stewart. As the first group of 4-Wheel A TV riders came to the field 16 riders lined up. The young Donavon Holland took off from the green flag and began putting distance between himself and Mark Ehrhardt. It took Ehrhardt the full race before he could close Larry Noel had a busy day racing in two classes, but he took second in his UltraStock heat race and came back strong to win the main event in his VW, one of the few sedans left in the class. · in for an attempt on Holland. During the final turn of the event he was able to pull his Honda within striking distance but time ran out for Ehrhardt. Third went to John Lukos, fourth was Donny Banks and fifth was Derek Hamilton. The second 4-Wheel A TV heat had 15 riders vying for the win. But Charles Shepherd took off from the starting line and took control of the race. His closest competition was . Gary Denton. Denton dogged Shepherd throughout the race but could not get around. He opted for the outside lane on the final lap and found himself finishing a distant second to Shepherd. Third went to Doug Eichner and fourth was Niclas Granlund. All four were mounted on Hondas. The racing agenda then brought out the SuperLite contenders. Among the field was a rookie driver, Jimmie Johnson, only 15 years old but ready for racing. Starting at the front of the pack gave Johnson the advantage and he used it wisely. Johnson held onto the lead until his Nature's Recipe teammate Rennie Awana used his year's of experience, on 1 the third lap, to find an opening for the lead. Then on the following lap the young Johnson was challenged by Frank Chavez. But Johnson had learned from his previous experience with Awana and held Chavez off. At the finish it was Rennie Awana winning and the first time out racer Jimmie Johnson held tough for second. Frank Chavez took third ahead of a determined Joe Price. Gilbert Valdez was fifth out of the ten contenders. When the next set of SuperLites came out there were nine cars. Rory Holladay sat on the pole with Terry Peterson alongside. Sean Finley was inside row two and had Greg George beside him. When the flag came out Finley tucked inside and grabbed the lead and used the clear real estate to pull a two car lead over Peterson. Then Gi:orge closed in with Tim Baker leading Mercedes Gonzales. George took over the second spot coming into the third lap but before the lap ended Peterson retook the position. · However George was able to retake the position at the s/ f line, but then his left rear wheel came off the car and he had to retire. It was Greg George's teammate Mercedes Gonzales that put on the hardest drive. She had started at the back of the pack and had steadily moved up and was able to grab second place when Peterson got loose in the rough section, on the final lap. She didn't have enough time to catch Finley and had to settle for second. Terry Peterson took third and fourth was Rod Emory. Grand National truck action, Danny taking second in heat 2, but they faded in the main event. Kevin Smith was running a close third in the Mirage in the Super 1600 main event, when the engine let out clouds of white smoke, the result of a sudden two piece crankshaft. Dusty Times May 1991 Tim Lewis does a dandy wheelie during UltraStock qualifying, and he won the first heat amid wild action and placed a good third in the main event at the Rose Bowl. Super 1600 heat one had Danny Rice on the pole and Frank Arciero, Jr. lined up alongside. Mitch Mustard and Jerry Whel-chel made up row two. Once action began Rice held off the turn one heat but then found the oven too hot in the short rough section. He got his _car sideways and there was Mustard-eager to take over the lead. Marty Hart settled into third. Cory Witherill was out of the race and straddling the hydro barrier. Mitch Mustard pulled the front straight distance over second place Hart. Hart had no oppor-tunity to relax as Kevin Smith and Whelchel were both within striking distance. But when it was over Mitch Mustard had held off the other 10 drivers. Kevin Smith kept Marty Hart at bay and fourth went to Jerry Whelchel. The second Super 1600 heat line up was headed by Ed Herbst and Larry Noel sat alongside. Bob Gordon and Marty Coyne shared row two. Noes stalled in turn one and Jimmy ~ West Coast Distributor fOII HEWLAND. OFF ROAD GEARS ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE OUR PRICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's Available Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1962 McKenzie Performance Products 2366 East Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 92800 714/441-1212 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 37

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.,_ The SuperLites are really entertaining, and here Rory Holladay, foreground, just gets past #10 Sean Finley who went on to not only win his heat race but he took the Triple EEE to the main event victory. Larry Noel was a double winner at the Rose Bowl, leading the second Super 1600 heat from the second lap all the way to the checkered flag, and later won the UltraStock feature. ~ Nichols ran up over him blocking the turn causing a restart. Ed Herbst took the lead on the restart but in the rough section Noel held the pedal down and came across for lap two in the lead. Noel was really concentrat-ing and quickly put several lengths between himself and the pack. Ed Herbst had his share of troubles and allowed Bob Gordon and Jimmy Nichols to get around. By the fifth lap Gordon was able to challenge Noel. But Gordon went up and hit the hydro barrier smartly and was unable to continue. Larry Noel held onto the lead and Marty Coyne managed second ahead of Jimmy Nichols. The early leader , Ed Play it Safe ... Fuel Safe Fuel Safe Racing Cells are designed and built to withstand the extreme pounding of off road racing. Every component is manufactured from the finest aerospace quality materials to the highest standards. Fuel Safe can also take care of all your custom construction requirements as well. Plus we have the accessories that make fueling your race car fast and safe too. Full Line Catalog just $2.00 Manulaclured by Aircralt Rubber Company 5271 Business Drive Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714/897-2858• 8DD/433-6524 Page 38 Herbst finished fou"rth ahead of his brother Troy. Grand National Sport Truck second heat race had Roger Mears Jr. on the front row alone as Scott Douglas didn't make the line up. Team Chevrolet consisting of Greg George and Danny Thomp-son made up row two. And the third row was Roger Mears and Dan Esslinger. The younger Mears took the Nissan to the inside and only had the track to contend with. But back in the pack Rod Millen rolled his Toyota in turn two and entering the switch back Danny Thompson put his Chevrolet on its top. Both racers caused a restart, but Rod Millen was sent to the rear for being the first to cause the restart. Once action got underway again Roger Mears Jr. pulled out front but Greg George went for it but the rough terran wouldn't allow enough traction and George saw his boss Danny Thompson move into second place. Greg George settled into third and . Roger Mears, Glenn Harris, and I Rod Millen argued over fourth. Roger Mears Jr. had a decent lead but had very hard charging : D anny Thompson in second. Roger Mears Sr. pulled up into 'the front action but fell back a llowing T h ompson enough : breathing room to pressure the 1 younger Mears. Around the half way mark Walker Evans closed in on Roger Mears Sr. Thompson tried for the lead in the short I rough section and got up on two wheels but was able to regain his second spot. But the lap before the white flag came out Thompson found Evans getting by him, but in turn two Thompson was able to take back second. Roger Mears Jr. will likely always have a fond memory of the Rose Bowl. This event was his first Grand National heat race the featured open wheel main event. Once the green flag came out. Coyne went for the lead with Smith, Noel and Mustard in hot pursuit. Six cars piled up on themselves in turn two and all but Hart and Ed Herbst were able to -.. get going again. Coyne was able to really gain some distance over second place Noel when Smith blew his engine and closed the door to the inside option. Glenn Harris got a great start winning the night's first race, truck heat #1, in his Dodge Dakota, but had troubles later and sank to fifth in both heat #2 and the main event. At the half way point Mustard was second but had his sights set on the leader Marty Coyne. At the white flag, Coyne had two lapped cars between himself and Mustard and Mus t ard was within a respectable striking distance. Mustard was able to get around the slower cars but the race ended before he could muster enough power to challenge Coyne. Jerry Whelchel managed to capture third place and Frank Arciero pulled through the pack for fourth. Larry Noel was fifth. win. Danny Thompson was able to hold off Evans for second place and fourth went to Rod Millen. Glenn Harris brought his Dodge Dakota across fifth. The UltraCross heat race had 18 riders on the track. Ryan Carlisle couldn't care if there had been a hundred. He was able to bring home top honors for T earn Green. Carlisle led his teammate Phil Lawrence across the line making it one-two for Kawasaki. The first Suzuki and third place finisher was Russ Wageman. Andy Gider finished fourth and fifth went to Shawn W ynne. The next motorcycle heat race drew 17 contestants. Mike Craig turned out to be no match for the other 16 riders as he showed them his championship riding style and came home first. J irn Holley was a close second and third place went to Tommy Clowers. Lowell T ornson finished fourth ahead of Jeff Fine. The main events got underway with the UltraStocks. The main event looked good for Tim Lewis as he sat on the pole with 13 other cars behind him. Lloyd Castle shared the front row in the Mike Lesle Racing Jeep. Row two had Tommy Croft inside and Larry Noel sat outside. From inside the second row Tommy Croft read the green flag just right and cut inside taking the lead before the pack entered turn two. Lewis was able to hold second and John Gersjes maneuv-ered through traffic to grab third. By the second lap things looked good for Croft but Noel had put Lewis in third place. John Gersjes still had fourth . As the race progressed Croft received pressure at every corner from last year's champ Larry Noel. However Croft seemed to have more power down the straights. Lewis had fallen to a distant third place. Larry Noel flexed his muscle down the short rough section and took the lead on the last lap. After leading the entire race Tommy Croft had to settle for second place. Tim Lewis held onto his third place spot and fourth went to Christopher Neil. John Gersjes was fifth. The 4-Wheel A TV main event belonged to Honda. Out of the 18 starters 13 of the bikes were Honda. So it is not surprising that when the checkered flag came out it was Honda taking one-two-three. Charles Shepherd was the first across the finish line and Donavon Holland was second with Gary Denton third. Fourth place went to John Lukos aboard an A TK. Fifth went to Doug Eichner on a Honda. The motorcycle main event was won by Larry Brooks while heat-winner Mike Craig had to settle for second place. Lowell Thomson took home third place money and fourth was Chad Pederson. Jim Holley was fifth. The Sport Truck main event belonged to Rod Millen. He began the race d ay by setting fast The Super Lite main was a first qualifying time and now sat on the for Mercedes Gonzales, the only pole. His teammate Ivan Stewart lady competing at the Rose Bowl, sat alongside. Walker Evans and s h e captured h er first pole Rob MacCachren shared row position for a main event. But she two. Glenn Harris and Danny found that chivalry was dead once Thompson made up row three the flag dropped. She was able to while Roger Mears Jr. and Dan get the hole shot but before the Esslinger were in row four. Roger first lap ended Sean Finley had Mears Sr., Greg George, and Ken put a move on her. Rennie Awana Hodgdon finished out the 11 was now in third place behind truck field. Gonzales and Frank Chavez was Rod Millen cut inside on the fourth. start and Stewart got sideways in Going into the third lap turn two and fell back to fourth Mercedes Gonzales made her place. Walker Evans grabbed the move over the s/f line and pulled second place spot, then it was alongside for the lead. But as fate MacCachren, Stewart, Mears Jr. will have it her left rear wheel let and Sr. and Greg George. Millen go. Finley then found Terry quickly pulled several lengths Peterson in hot pursuit and third over the pack giving the hot seat place was Chavez then Awana. to Evans who had MacCachren And all were within striking knocking on his bumper. On the distance. fourth lap Evans was able to pull The white flag signaled good up behind Millen to look for a times for Sean Finley as he was way around but he still had well ahead of the battle for MacCachren distracting him so second. Finley crossed over in Millen got away. comfort and didn't see the raging Evans got so close to Millen at battle for second between Chavez the half way point his hood got and Peterson. Chavez nosed crinkled and was flying up. Third Peterson at the finish line by place MacCachren had dropped inches. Rennie Awana held fourth back while Evans applied pressure place and fifth went to Rory to Millen. With two laps to go Holladay. The first two cars were Evans had dropped back a couple Tripple E while Briggsbuilt of lengths an d this allowed vehicles finished out the top five. MacCachren to get back into the The Super 1600 main line up battle. began with Marty Hart on the W alker Evans was able to make pole and Kevin Smith w as the race exciting but it was Rod alongside. Then Larry Noel, Millen, in his Toyota, that came Mitch Mustard, Marty Hart, and across first. Rob MacCachren was Jimmy Nichols along with a full : third and Ivan Stewart beat Glenn field totaling 18 cars prepared for I Harris acr~ss. Jimmy Nichols did well in his Chenowth in the second Super 1600 heat, placing third, but troubles dropped him back in the pack in the feature. Chris Neil is getting stronger in his new Ultra tock Nissan, and at the Rose Bowl he scored a fine fourth in the main and third in his heat race. May 1991 Dusty Times

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Perry McNeil had early woes, and lots of riders, but he kept the Ford moving forward just the same and Perry won the combined Pro Class 4/7/8 title. Alex Bourland and Randy Salmont brought the 78 GMC out of retirement for this event, and they surprised themselves by placing second in Class 8. Conrad Diaz, Sr. and Jr., had several riders during the race, but their Baja Bug performed well and they not only finished but won Pro Class 5. Frederico Montes and Eduardo Maymes moved up to the Pro 5-1600 ranks this season, and they won the class, after a very close dice on the course. Pancho Bio, who listed John Fisher as co-driver, drove his Tubular Design Challenger single seater across the often scenic Baja desert to victory. Jack Gates, Greg Vaughan and company got almost to the finish line before breaking, but they won the Sportsman Class 5-1600 ,· anyhow, going the farthest. GRAN CARRERA DE SAN FELIPE John DeStaud and Cesar Lopez Win Top Car Honors Photos: Lonnie Peralta 'BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the C.V.s and torsion axles·on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepolJ'.'.er off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the larger C.V. joints. Convert Type I stub axles and output bells to accept Type 11 or Type IV or 930 C.V. joints. Convert Type II stub axles and output bells to accept 930 C.V. joints. All axles and bells for Type 11 or Type IV C.V.s can be threaded ¾-24 or stock 8mm. Al I axles and Bel Is for 930 C. V .s can be threaded 3/s-24 or stock 10mm threads. FIT YOUR OFF ROADER WITH UPGRADED AXLES AND BELLS Only $49.95 per flange on your supplied parts. MARVIN SHAW ENG. P.O. BOX 845 • 101 BROADWAY YARNELL, AZ 85362 (602) 42~-3551 SHIPPED BY UPS DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 40 The team of John DeStaud and Cesar Lopez took the overall lead on the second lap, kept it to the checkered flag, and won the race overall after having some serious shock problems on the Chenowth. Baja Promotions started their fifth year of organizing off road races where they began their promotions, in San Felipe. The Baja California gulf coast resort town has grown tremendously in those five years and the single desert race has grown to a five race series, the Golden Crown of Baja. The first 1991 race last February featured a two lap event on a 128 mile course, the first half reported to be very rough, possibly over raced in 1990 by both Baja Promotions and SCORE Inter-national, and the second half of the route seemed almost smooth by contrast. Most race activity, and the finish line was at the La M isiones Hotel, a handy oasis for, by then, tired and thirsty racers. The town and the concerned ranchers were most cooperative with Baja Pro[J1otions, and the racers in turn brought with them nearly two truckloads of clothing May 1991 • • The winner here last year, Jim Travis lost a torsion bar on the Chaparral-Porsche, but made the finish line in time to take second in Class 1 /2. and toys, school supplies and the like which were delivered to a group known as the "Amigas" to be distributed to the needy folks in the area. The Pro Class 1 / 2 started first on the road and the early leader was last year's class winner and ADRA champion Jim Travis, Chaparral Porsche. But Travis lost a torsion bar on the second loop and waited some time for his crew to come with a replacement. Meanwhile, John DeStaud and Cesar Lopez moved out front and stayed there. They did have a shock problem with the Chen-owth on lap 2, but they won the car division overall anyhow. Travis salvaged second in class some time later and finished. Doing just one full lap before losing the trans in the Chenowth, Brent Miller and Steve W right were awarded third place. After a long hiatus from racing Thumper McDowell, with son Mike and Dan Moore co-driving, brought out the old Funco SS 1 in Class 10 and though he hadn't finished a race in eight years, Thumper and crew not only finished this one, but won Pro Class lO·as well, even after losing a wheel on lap 2. Second was Danny McClain and Dave Taylor who didn't make the first check, but were the only other Class 10 starter. It was a closer battle in Pro Class 1-2-1600 among most of the seven starters. John Valadez John Valadez and Duke Perrin came back from early down time, here trying to pass Ron Nielsen, to zip into the Class 1-2-1600 lead and they won the class. Dusty Times

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"'" .~ Craig, Kevin and Dave Bernal went the distance in their Raceco to Jorge Sanchez, Gustavo Casanova and Guillermo Valenzuela all shared the driving in the Sportsman Class 5 Bug, winning by a good 28 minutes. take the Sportsman Challenger trophy home, and they were the only one in the class. Pro Class 11 was the biggest class, and the Sarabia clan, Hector, Luis and Emilio covered their required laps, had no trouble, and won by ten minutes. Angel Gonzalez and Amado Perez were serious about racing, and they went the entire distance, the only entry, to win their first place trophy in Sportsman Class 7S. There were three starters in Sportsman combined Class 4, 7, 8, and the one that covered more than the first lap was the GMC of Jose Castillo and Jorge Ramirez. . ·--Thumper McDowell brought out his older Funco SS 1, his son Mike and Dan Moore to co-drive, lost a wheel on lap 2, but still won top honors in Pro Class 10. and Duke Perrin took their first victory since the 1989 season, stopping early to fix a jammed throttle, but having no other trouble. While it was tight through the first round, they won by over 20 minutes. Moving up from Sportsman Class, Jose Luis Rendon, with Alejandro Ruda-metk in and Alejandro Avila survived a pesky ongoing oil leak in the old Funco to take second in class. Rafael Echegollen and Ray Gastelum were back another hour in third in a Chenowth, while Ron Nielsen, Fred Grabowski and John Neibert broke a spring plate off the start but finished the distance in fourth place. In combined Pro Class 4/ 7 / 8 Perry McNeil won the ch1ss at ninth overall, but not without trouble. He lost some teeth off the pinion gear on the first lap, but the Ford, with riders Shawn Meadows and Jose Flores kept moving to victory. Alex Bourland and Randy Salmont brought out the '78GMC after retiring for two years and took second. Beny Canela and Fred Espinosa got a third place finish in the Ford. Only two started in Pro Class 5 and the Conrad Diaz clan, Sr. and Jr. and friends, were the only finishers and the winner. Pro 7S has its own class this season, but only one showed up. Oscar and Joel Garcia ran a fairly stock '83 Ford Ranger, and finished and also won. Dusty Times This year Frederico Montes and Eduardo Maymes moved up to 5-1600 Pro class, and had what started out to be a close win, by 29 seconds. But the second place car was disqualified on a technical problem. Alex and Steve Pabloff had a near perfect day, this year in the driver's seat, and were second, the only other finisher out of five starters. There were four starters in Pro Class 9, but only one finisher. Pancho Bio and John Fisher ran Bio's single seater, and Bio drove the distance to victory. With only one complete lap Carlos Carra! and Luis Guevara were awarded second place. Pro Class 11 was the biggest with eleven starters and a new time schedule. The Beetles started right after the last ATV, and so did the Sportsman Class 1 ls. This format allows time for a full race for the class, and a head start before the faster class traffic catches them. Most of these cars are from Ensenada with a few from Mexicali and a lot of rivalry and side bets are part of the action. Starting this season right Hector, Luis and Emilio Sarabia covered two laps, having no problems on their way to victory. About ten minutes back Antonio Valenzuela and David Badillo took second merely 37 seconds ahead of third place Miguel Haro and Jesus Rivera, and that is tight racing.Just another three minutes back Victor and Angel Barajas were fourth followed by Temo Moctezuma and Ramon Prieto, who missed their starting time, and Jose Carillo and Julio Escobedo were sixth, the last finisher in the big class. Some of the Sportsman classes were slim, and Class 3 / 6 had but one entry, the Capri of Alejandro Duran which only got to Check 1 on lap 1. Of the three starters in Sportsman 4 , 7, 8 only one covered more than a lap. Jose Castillo and Jorge Ramirez won the class in a GMC. Sportsman Class 5 had three entries and two finishers. Jorge Sanchez, Gustavo Casanova and Guillermo Valen-zuela all shared the driving in the Sportsman Class 5 Bug, winning by 28 minutes over Al and Denise Woerner, who didn't race last year. Of the five starters in Sports-man Class 5-1600, none finished. Jack Gates and Thomas LeClair, Greg Vaughan and Mark Gerhard got the win, getting through all the checks except the finish line. Getting in one full lap for second were Eric and Jorge Mueller and Antonio Lopez who had a lot of problems with fuel pickup. Sportsman 7S, separated into its own class this year, didn't draw, as only one showed up. But Angel Gonzalez and Amado Perez were serious about racing, completed the entire distance to really earn their first place trophy. Sportsman Challenger also had a single entry. Completing the race, the trophy winner was the team of Craig, Kevin and Dave Bernal in a Raceco. Ricardo and Arturo Malo took first overall in motorcycles on a Honda. Francisco Carrasco, Carlos Garcia and Manuel Gonzales won the ATV overall honors aboard a Suzuki. Although thi was the lowest entry to date in Baja Promotions history, 74 total vehicles, there were 427 participants signed up, some entries having six or more people taking a ride in the fine weather. After the Mexicali event in March, the next race in the series is the first ever closed course desert race on a 12.5 mile route near T ecate. 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PORT WINE RALLY OF PORTUGAL Carlos Sainz Wins It For Toyota Text & Photos: Martin Holmes World Champion Carlos Sainz finally finished a Portugal Rally, in the right place, first overal!. Carlo~ a?d Luis Moya drove the Toyota Celica GT-Four under heavy pressure from Lancias, but won by 47 seconds, a big margm m the World league. World Champion Carlos Sainz has at last reached the finish of the Rally of Portugal and he cele-brated his achievement in style by winning in the sole remaining Toyota. He had held off three official Lancias through two long days of rallying, eventually only forcing his pursuers to ease their ~ressure when within sight of the finish. The rally ended up as another classic battle, this time held in weather that was almost entirely wet, between the Spaniard and his friend French-man Didier Auriol. The surprise of the event was the early speed of Alen's Subaru on asphalt, and the disappointment of retirement of all three seven-speed Fords as a result of driver errors. Pirelli were greatly encouraged when Sainz scored no fewer than 12 fastest times using the A-SG assymetric tread tires, the first time they have been used in earnest. For weeks the pre-rally weather was bad, and crews wondered if there was anything except mud in Portugal. In turn there was concern about the amount of training car accidents. Because of the rough roads this event is one which so far has escaped the new purge on using old competition cars for training. Markku Alen said that nowadays there was far too much attention paid to training. "People go too fast, they are always trying to improve their times, and of course the roads are still open to other people". Hannu Mikkola agreed. "Nowa-days there are many people under a hell of a lot of pressure to do well". Some accidents involved third parties, others caused by taking avoiding action, and some were independent. Malcolm Wilson rolled in the north and Carlos went off on a main road and hit a tree, and his co-driver Luis Mova suffered a cut hand which needed stitches. Armin Schwarz just had two stages left to cover ~hen he damaged his Celica. The dua' nature, asphalt and gravel, o f he rally roads ~ertainly makes this one of the '1.1ost demandi ;; events in the Xlorld Championship. The route as virtually • Pa~e 42 identical to last year; a Super·-special the day before the real start, the run up to Povoa de Varzim on asphalt stages, a loop around the north of the country, the drive halfway down to Viseu, then the final morning with a group of classic stages in the Arganil hills before the run back to the finish. The rally is known as an early pointer to the year's championship chances, as the winning team in Portugal has been champion constructor 13 times in the last 18 years. It was a shame that Mitsubishi decided to pull out, but even without them there was a vintage entry with two European teams, Lancia and· Ford, against three Japanese, Toyota, Mazda and Subaru. The rains continued through scrutineering, and the Tuesday Superspecial, laid out in a park between the rally base at Estoril and the capital Lisbon, was a horrible place to be even though the weather eased as the top cars were sent off, curiously at one, rather than two minute intervals, sending mud and spray flying in all directions. Carlos and Markku were joint fastest, but with everyone separated only by seconds the restart order was unaffected. The Superspecial was more important for television than for competition. The weather for the asphalt stages on Wednesday was hardly any nicer. News came through that a landslide had caused the cancellation of the first stage of the day. By the time the crews reached the second stage at Montejunto there had been rain off and on all morning. Chatriot had a puncture and lost over a minute; Sainz pulled a second ahead of Alen and took the lead. More flat tires came on stage 4. Biasion finished on a flat, Duez and Chatriot both stopped to change tires in mid-stage, Fiorio h ad alternator trouble and flattened his battery. Despite complaining that the engine did not have top power, Alen made best time and went into the lead. Immediately after the stage the Group N leader Tommi Makinen lost five minutes on the ensuing road section when a cracked rear trailing arm was discovered. Then came Lousa, the longest stage of the day, mostly fast, down hill with huge drops to welcome a moment of indiscretion. Sainz found half his windscreen was not demisting properly and lost 39 seconds to the fastest driver Schwarz. Leader Alen found himself on intermediates instead of wets and lost 57 seconds, as Schwarz jumped from fourth to first. At Gois two of the three official Fords disappeared. Fiorio spun off backwards, got going but broke the oil cooler turning around; he continued leaving a trail of oil, then as oil pressure dipped he stopped by the side of the road. Earlier in the stage Wilson had gone off a right hand bend, missing a bridge, but out of sight down an embankment. On the final stage before the evening halt at Arganil, Alen missed his service point, getting fuel from old friends at Lancia but still using his worn tires. Delecour was gradually getting faster, but dropped to third best time at Lousa when he drove all stage without an intercom in the Ford. Schwarz was full of confidence, but he had been leading at this point last year and lost later that night at Freita. Lancias were third and fourth behind the Toyota and Ford. Biasion had a flat losing 29 seconds, and Auriol had twice chosen the wrong tires. Mikkola was happy, with his car still working. Spiliotis took the lead in Group N when Makinen was delayed; the Finn arrived at Arganil with a broken gearbox but this was soon repaired. De Mevius was happiest in the wet and the rain. "It's our best chance in the Mazda", while Gerber had been frustrated when a broken turbocharger cost him a minute earlier in the day. The four night stages started off without surprise; the excitement was waiting at Freita. Normally this 24.29 km mixed surfaced stage is the most treacherous of the event, held high in the hills, invariably attracting fog-like low clouds, and this vear there were May 1991 The rain brought out spectator umbrellas but they stayed and watched the Belgian team of Gregoire de Mevius and Gerve Sauvage survive mechanical problems to place eighth overall and win Group N in the Mazda 323 G TX. also eight kms ot snow on the to third. track as well as some six of fog. Alen continued to have trans The two leading drivers Schwarz trouble, the gearbox was changed, and Delecour both went off the but the car was now issuing road. The stage was stopped after plumes of smoke, and the new car 25 passed as drivers reported leaking gearbox was changed that a badly bruised Delecour had again. Meanwhile Kankkunen had put out an ambulance request climbed a place at the cost of sign. "l went straight off at a sharp Mikkola. Marc Duez gradually got bend. I misjudged the distance to into the top ten after a flat the day the corner complete I y." Of before, but then at the start of the Schwarz the following drivers final stage, the engine stopped and reported seeing nothing, nobody he was forced to retire. The two knew where he had gone off. Group A Mazdas both suffered Finally Tommi Makinen, follow-the strange inability of their ing ten minutes later, saw the' engines to rev properly, but this bedraggled figure of co-driver problem faded as the temperature Arne Hertz crawling back to the dropped later in the day. De track, but there were no reported Mevius' Group N leading car had serious injuries. to change a broken gearbox. The Mikkola spoiled his memory of race for the lead was one with a third best time at Freita with vengeance. Only one short eighth at Arouca, the final stage, asphalt stage remained all rally, having left the pacenotes in the the rest was gravel based. Sainz's service van. Biasion was making speed on the gravel looked good, his traditional attack, in difficult but he was now the only Toyota stages in the dark, conditions he driver left to fight the still intact seems to like best, and found team of Lancias which were himself rising from fourth to first. hounding him. Friday promised Auriol was second, just nine to be another exciting day. seconds behind and Lancias were The meteorological horrors of now 1-2, with De Mevius leading the earlier days came back on the Group N. Friday leg, but enthusiasm for the There was clear weather for the battle was still high. Sainz started gravel stages on Etape 2. New was with a 12 second lead over Auriol, the Superspecial at Lousada, the while Biasion and Kankkunen first test of the day. Run ala Race backed Auriol up with the official of Champions with two cars at a Lancias. Auriol was well primed time covering the twisting course, and made fast time on the first it made a thrilling spectacle, stage. Auriol closed up for a time, especially when the first two cars, then Sainz took some time back. dead heated, Biasion and Auriol The net gain for the Frenchman in Lancias. Actually Sainz was the over the day was just eight fastest, making the first of his seconds. Third placed Biasion unbeaten times all day. Both didn't smile much, and Markku Chatriot and Bica found the Alen was another who was retaining walls of the circuit were searching for a solution. Chatroit unyielding; the Subaru suffered was climbing up the field, passing suspension and intercooler the Mazda ofJesus Puras and was damage. Biasion wasn't enjoying now sixth behind Alen, at the the day, losing power and expense of his teammate Hannu changing a turbocharger. As Mikkola who had alternator Carlos rose from an overnight troubles and crew miscues. third to first, Biasion slipped back The leader Carlos had a fright / .f Expert World Rally reporter, and ours too, Martin Holmes poses with a most appropriate sign for a rally with his borrowed for the event Daihatsu Feroza, between stops to gather information on the progress of the event. Dusty Times

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Frenchman Didier Auriol and Bernard Occeli beat the works Lancias ta.king second overall in a close dice in their Lancia Delta lntegrale 16V. on the last stage when he was confronted with animals, ten sheep and two dogs in the road. In Group N Tommi Makinen got ahead of Gregoire when the Belgian had his gearbox oil leak onto the clutch. The cancellation of final stage of the day, 30 km long, due to impassable roads, was a lucky stroke for De Mevius. The battle for the lead seemed never ending between the Spaniard and the Frenchman on Saturday morning on Etape 4. Miki 'was fighting a losing battle with the leaders when he lost his auxiliary lights in the first stages . held at hight, and nudged a bank. Troubles among the top runners included Alen with power· steering problems, and just before the lunchtime halt he lost enough -~~:-l,, Juha Dankkunen and Juha Piironen slide through a quaint village en route to an eventual fourth place finish in the Martini Lancia Delta lntegrale. road penalties to fall behind teammate Chatriot. (In the final two stages Chatriot was asked to ease up to let Alen gain the extra two points that fifth place gave.) Then Puras had a couple of problems, firstly with his differential mounting and then with the differential itself, though all the time he kept ahead of the battling Group N drivers. Gregoire De Mevius had the rest of his repair work finished at the restart, and in light early morning traffic was able to get to the start of the first stage just in time. With confidence he attacked, taking one minute off Group N leader Makinen on the first stage, 22 seconds on the second, before Makinen retaliated in the first two daylight stages and pulled away. -Markku Alen and llkka Kivimaki were very quick on th early stages, but dropped time later and took fifth in the Subaru Legacy 4WO Turbo car. On stage 33, Makinen slowed· with gearbox failure and the Ford was withdrawn, allowing De Mevius to pass Tommi on the stage and retake the lead. The highest placed Portuguese, national champion Carlos Bica struggled with fuel pump, alternator and driveshaft failures on his Lancia, which let the similar car of Austrian champion Ernst Harrach get ahead. All the time Carlos was supreme with-standing the pressure of three pursuing Lancias in the never ending rain without an apparent care. T award the end of the event came speculation that Group A Mazda team driver Puras would be told to incur sufficient penalties in order to fall behind Group N Leader De Mevius, thus Spectators are still daring in Portugal, as they reach to touch the Mazda 323 of Hannyu Mikkola dn Johnny Johansson, that went out with electrical problems. gaining for Mazda not 6 but 12 championship points, but no such order was given and Mazda was ~aPl?Y. just to get Puras to the Tommi Makinen and Seppo Harjanne led the Group N battle most of the way, but the Ford's gearbox failed on the last day of the rally, with just five stages to go. tinish line. Both Sainz and Auria! beat Biasion and Kankkunen as well as Alen and Chatriot to the finish line. 1991 Rally of Portugal Results Carlos SainzA.uis Moya Didier AurioVBemard Occelli . Miki Biasion/Tiziano Siviero Juha Kankkunen/Juha Piironen Markku Alen/llkka Kivimaki Francois Chatriot/Michel Perin Jesus Puras/Jose Arrarte Gregoire de Mevius/Herve Sauvage Ernst Harrach/Michael Uhl Carlos Bica/Ferdinand Prata E F I SF SF F E B AID p Toyota Celica GT-Four Landia Delta lntegrale Lancia Delta lntegrale Lancia Delta lntegrale Subaru Legacy 4WD T Subaru Legacy 4WD T Mazda 323 GTX Mazda 323 GTX Lancia Delta lntegrale Lancia Delta lntegrale •Group winners -No Ladies' finishers - 95 start - 28 finish Winner's average stage speed -87.30 kph A• 6:06:36 A 6:07:23 A 6:08:41 A 6:13:57 A 6:34:12 A 6:35:34 A 6:50:17 N• 6:55:38 A 7:09:18 A 7:10:44 Manufacturer points - Toyota 40, Lancia 34, Ford 14, Subaru 10, Mazda 6. Driver points- Sainz 40, Biasion 27, Eriksson/Alen 20, Kankkunen 18, Auriol 17 Mediquick Cherokee. Challenge Pro Rally · SX 4 developed a very sick engine. Michigan and finished . fifth. By Ken Stewart · · Photos: Gayle Wells Although David Thomas and David Law won the rally outright, their Mazda went so fast that the photographer missed them. Often only a few seconds separated them from the other leader, this Dodge of Clay Thomas and Daniel Gensheimer, but a broken shock tower put this Dodge on the trailer late in the event. jinx as he had never been able to finish this event in the past. Any way you look at it, Thomas and Law draw a masterful rally in this tough, grueling event. There was no jinx for the new kids. Second place overall was captured by the young team of Mike Hurst and Todd Houtz from Indiana in their Toyota. They had their own battle going with the 1990 Southwest Division champ Jim Dale and first time rally competitor Billy Reber. Just 32 seconds separated them after seven stages. Dale and Reber ended up in third place in their Mazda and t hey came from Tennessee to compete. Jeff and E.V. Hendricks of Prescott, AZ, showed what a rally truck can do as they were fourth overall in a Jeep. Jeff was also fourth overall at the Big Bend Bash in the Jeep Comanche. The jinx continued for some old timers, however. Doc Shader and Richard Beach were looking good in their Dodge Daytona until their transmission gave up the hunt on stage 5. First time Seed 6 driver John Hennessey of Houston, TX, with veteran Clayton Tong along for the ride had to call it quits at the start of the night section when the AMC The Thomas Boys duked it out for a while at the Mediquick Cherokee Challenge near Grove, Oklahoma last March 16. Clay Thomas of Denver and David Thomas of Cedar Hill, TX, dueled through eleven stages of the fifteen stages in the closest Pro Rally battle this reporter can recall. At the re-seed after five stages the separation was three seconds with Clay on top. At the· end of the day section David was leading by seven seconds·. Two stages later the separation was still only 14 seconds; but then disaster struck the team of Clay Thomas and Dan Gensheimer when their Dodge Shelby had a flat front tire with two miles to go on stage 11. In their attempt to finish the stage and not lose time by changing tires the steering was damaged and they were forced to retire from the event, leaving the way clear for David Thomas and David Law to cruise· their RX-7 Mazda to the win. It was a perfect way for David Thomas to break the Cherokee Rain in the night section filled the waterbars and made mud work to the advantage of Jeff and E. V. Hendricks who came from Prescott, Arizona to rally in Oklahoma, and they won Seed 3 and placed fourth overall in the Jeep Comanche. DustyTimes May 1991 The most expensive DNF occurred on stage 10 when Joe Herr and Jim Masterson rolled their 280Z and ended up upside down in a fence with bumps, bruises and damaged pride. The organizers were able to repair the fence in less than an hour, but the Datsun repairs will take quite a while longer. Picking up some out of region divisional points were Henry and Cindy Krolikowski who brought their Dodge from The weather man kept the rally interesting. The weather was warm and dry through ten stages, but then a drizzling rain set in for the last five stages, slowing t . cars but not dampening the competition. There were fifteen starters and nine finishers, which is about par for this event. The organizers were happy with this many entries as they have always felt that this event should be run with a maximum of 20 cars. ---~$-Jim Dale and Billy Reber placed third overall in their Mazda RX-7, but the 1990 Southwest Division champion had to fight all the way, but missed second place by two minutes, losing to a pair of young Hoosiers. · CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES 5153 BOWDEN AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117. TEL. 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~-on ROAD WARS: BAffLE #4 It's Campbell Again By Daryl Drake John Chaffey came out strong right from the hectic start to win the Fun Buggy main event that had eleven starters. Chaffey had a good day, also coming out of the pack to win the first heat. Brad Campbell came back to Canyon on a sunny day in early February to show the competition that he was ready to beat 'em on a dry track after last month's mud bog blast. And he did it, dominating both heats and the main at Whiplash Motorsports' Battle #4 of Off Road Wars. In Heat # 1, he led wire to wire with Bill Barkdoll second and Emmett Warren third, with Don Kolt a DNF with mechanical woes and Greg Oswskey having his steering wheel break free of the spokes. Heat #2 saw Campbell do it again, but this time with Qswskey second. And Campbell waltzed through the main as well, with Barkdoll back for second and Oswskey third. In the Amateur Open Off Road division, the eight entries were divided into two groups. In the first round, Mark Gringle grabbed the lead but was soon caught by Ric Clark with John Stuart third and J.C. Powell aDNF. The next five lap heat saw Paul Atwater lead flag to flag in his Honda Pilot, fending off Dwight Smith and Bill White while Rod Shugg DNF'd. Their second time out, it was Powell, Gringle and Clark. Then Clark and Powell and finally just Powell as the rest DNF'd. And in the second group, Shugg led a parade with Atwater, Smith and White giving chase. Six cars made it through one lap of the main, with Stuart leading Powell, Atwater, Clark, White and Gringle. Powell took over the lead on lap two, but went out on lap four and at the end of nine, it was Stuart, Atw~ter, and Clark. Five Baja Bugs did battle ih the Open Baja ranks, and while Brandt Se/anders didn't finish the first heat, he was third in the next heat, and drove to victory m the baja Bug main event. Photos: 3-D Photography Five cars made it out in the Open Baja ranks. Lap one of their first heat put Eric Bazinaw in the lead with Greg Nelson second, Chris Lindsey third, Brandt Selanders fourth and Pat Meenan fifth. But Bazinaw, Selanders and Meenan were out on the next round and Lindsey moved out front only to slow on lap four and give Nelson the heat. Nelson took Heat #2 as well, leading through-out with Lindsey second and Selanders third, Bazinaw going out on the second lap. The Baja main saw Nelson leading again only to go out quick and Selanders took the victory with Bazinaw second. . Once again, the Fun Buggy class fielded the most cars, with 11 starters. Mory Lashier led division l's Heat #1 with Zack McKinley second, Michael Wright third, John Chafey fourth and Richard Damp fifth. Chafey worked his way to second rapidly and set his sights on Lashier, passing him on the final lap for the win. Wright was third, Damp fourth and McKinley fifth. Division 2 saw Sanny Lotz take the early lead in Heat #1 with Jeff Wiegers second, Tom Taylor third, Alan Will fourth and Gary Baldwin fifth. Wiegers and Taylor were gone on lap three as Baldwin · challenged Lotz and caught him on lap five. Will hung on for third. · The ten lap main saw Chafey take the lead, with Lashier hot on him, Will third, McKinley fourth, Winner of the mud bog blast last winter, Brad Campbell showed he could ride the berms and win in the dry conditions too. Campbell led all the way in Heat 1, won Heat 2 as well, and easily won the main event. John Stuart, right, and J.C. Powell had a good battle going in Amateur Open class; Stuart taking third in the first round, and he won the main while Powell won a heat race earlier. Wiegers fifth, Damp sixth, with Kyle Krause taking the Baldwin seventh and Lotz eighth. Amateurs. Kevin Gilchrist took Lashier slipped by Chafey on home the motorcycle trophy. lap two and held the lead until the This was Whiplash's last trip to final lap, when Chafey reclaimed Canyon Raceway. They've it for the win as Lashier slowed to relocated to Speedway 117 in a stop. Damp was second, Will Glendale, Arizona for the rest of third and Baldwin fourth. the series. · In ATV racing, Robert Olander Read all about it in the next racked up another Pro victory Dusty Times. ---Greg Oswskey broke his steering wheel early, but got fixed Paul Atwater led one Amateur Open heat race flag to flag in and came back to place second in the next heat and he his Honda Pilot, then took second in his next heat and finished third among the Pros in the main event. __________ _ VORRA's Prairie City Swamped Out Oregon, and even Nevada. Now Nevada may not seem too far away from Sacramento, but the Donner Pass in between was covered with snow and ice. Sacramento was getting, Ed and Jenny were sitting out in the middle of Prairie City. If you've been out there when it was raining, you know it turns into a big soup bowl. Ed and Jenny were sittng in their motorhome, just wondering if any other racers would be coming out. After looking at the race track they were also very satisfied with the decision made on Friday evening about canceling the VORRA 1991 Season Opener at Prairie City SVRA Park. No amount of pumping would have made the track usable. By Trisha Robinson VORRA-leaders Ed and Jenny Robinson huddle in their motorhome waiting to turn back would be racers that didn't get the word. The motocross bowl, used in part for the car races, is just beyone the vehicles here and well and truly more suited to a canoe race this day. On March 17, 1991 a pro-Racing Association) had to cancel rooters nightmare came true. their season opening race at VORRA (Valley Off-Road Prairie City SVRA Park due to Page 44 the extreme amount of rain that had fallen in the Sacramento drought area. The promoter of VORRA, Ed Robinson, had called the race off that Friday evening. Everyone who· had called earlier that afternoon was asked to call back at 6:00 p.m. At 5:59 p.m. the phone started ringing. "In one half hour we had gotten over 50 . phone calls," said Ed Robinson, "and by the end of the night the phone was still smoking." VORRA was forced to call the race on Frday evening as there were too many racers coming from too far away. Some racers were coming from Washington, May 1991 Readers in the Sacramento area might recall that the Saturday was a nice sunny day. And the warning did not keep away a new member to VORRA. Andrew Balch was all packed and ready to go, and he just could not stay home. So, he came up all the way from Ceres · just to play in the four wheel drive area. This little bit of rain, that · literally made a swamp out of the OHV park, did not keep Ed and his wife Jenny from going out to Prairie City all weekend. On Saturday they went out to the area and simply worked on the water truck. Then on Sunday Ed and Jenny went back to Prairie City to see if any die hard racers would come waltzing out to the track. On Sunday, with all the rain VORRA's next race is Season Opener number 2 at Hollister Hills, California. At this writing it is scheduled for April 21, 1991. Then VORRA's desert racing season begins in northern and central Nevada, and the desert races generally run, come rain or come shine. Dusty Times

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THE 1H1 GMC SUBURBAN Big, Baaaaad And Beautiful Text & Photos: John Calvin lush up olstery, more instruments than you can read at once, a complete sound system, two air conditioners and much more keeps you exploring the gadgets for a week or more before you find them all. The exterior look of the Suburban has changed little, except for the nose, in recent years, and the interior can be total luxury. Take a good look, because next model year the Suburban will be placed on the late model GMC/Chevy truck chassis, not quite as wide and more streamlined. So if you want one of these land yachts, you better get your order m now. Bigger is better, an old maxim was never more true than this. The GMC Suburban is huge, but God, it's like being the captain of a ship, sitting way up there with unlimited visibility and sur-rounded by luxury, comfort and a great feeling of well being. It truly is a dream machine. This land yacht arrived in Fire Red with a light gray cloth interior and had adequate seating for nine, count 'em, nine adults. The rear seat slips out easily on demand and the center seat folds down to give a cargo area of over eight feet in depth, over five feet wide and over three feet high; a total of 141 cubic feet of space. You could have a party back there! We were equipped with Uniroyal Laredo, LT235/85R-16E blackwall tires, 5. 7 liter gasoline V-8 with EFI, four speed · automatic transmission, four wheel drive with automatic hubs, front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes with anti-lock system. Naturally, we were equipped with power steering, power brakes, · heavy duty shocks, four in front, towing package, front stabilizer bar; the list goes on. A 37 gallon fuel tank is standard and along with intermittent wipers, the Halogen lights illuminate the world. All these items are there to make the vehicle get you to where you want to go and then they throw in all sorts of goodies to help you relax and enjoy all your wonderful surroundings. Electric door locks and electric windows are almost a necessity these days and we were so equipped, along with tinted glass, an AM/FM stereo radio with tape deck, padded arm rests and bench seats that were really comfortable, even after many hours on the road. We also enjoyed cru·ise control, the tilt wheel feature and goodies too numerous to mention. Our good friends at Vista Group fixed us up with the Suburban for our annual trek to Las Vegas for the grand daddy of off road races, the Mint 400, now called the Nissan 400. The first few days we had the Suburban the weather was sunny and fairly warm and we motored around in Dusty Times grand comfort. Ther. the rains came and, boy did it rain, it rained tigers and Great Danes but there was nary a leak in the big rig. When we left for Las Vegas, loaded to the gunnels with everybodys favorite off road newspaper and all the sundry equipment to sustain life in contingency row all day Friday, the weather was really foul; raining like crazy and blowing at gale force. We traverse a long stretch of desert on our way·, nothing out there but sand and cactus and that wind whips along at Force 8. The huge Suburban, battered by severe cross winds all the way up to Vegas handled like a dream. There were times when I thought the wind had stopped (it hadn't) as the wheel was completely neutral going down the road. The wipers handled the excessive water easily and visibility was great although I must say the back window became rather opaque with the muck sucked up from the road in these soaking conditions. Suffice it to say that we arrived in Glitter Gulch about five hours after leaving home and were not the least bit fatigued, which says a lot for the seats and the whole vehicle as there is always extra tension with bad weather and all the crazies who seem to be out there in ever increasing numbers. The GMC Suburban attracted a lot of attention wherever we went because of the fire engine red color and its size. We are looking at a 129.SH wheelbase and an overall dimension of 219.2n, that's a lot of inches; that's a lot of feet, over 18 feet: hell, my first sailboat wasn't that big. Anyway, for all its size it handles like a dream, has plenty of power for cruising down the road and all you need when you go to pass. .-.•., .• ,.,, ... .....,.,,.,❖•:«•--~--------·-· -----With the rear =tdownthere is ample room for ihe Cub Scouts andfour or _more adults in the vast interior. A nice touch is a rear interior light in cast those m the rear want to read at night. The instrument panel contains welcome, especially if you have all the necessary gauges and a trip folks way out behind you in the odometer, the 4 wheel drive indicator which lights up when engaged and across the bottom of the panel the usual array of warning lights. · 4 Wheeling was used a wee bit out on the damp desert and there too we seemed to be able to go wherever we wanted to, well within the bounds set up by the BLM and again, for its size and bulk it handles quite well in the dirt. We were equipped with air conditioning both front and rear and believe it or not, we actually used the front one on the way home Sunday. Needless to say with the two A/C's you can deep freeze yourself on a cool day but in the summer they are more than rear, rear seats. Actually, the time we had to enjoy the GMC Suburban was much too short. You feel more and more comfortable with a_ vehicle as the miles roll by and the Suburban definitely calls for a long term engagement. We gave it back, under protest mind you, but we did give it back. · Suffice it to say that if you are in the market for a LARGE vehicle, and you want 4 wheel drive and a lot more versatility, this is the vehicle for you. I would have to call the Suburban the ultimate cruising machine. Don't take my word for it though, try one on yourself. Off Road's Winningest Radios OVER 1,549/ON THE RACE COURSE! Comlink V ~ In • • • • The Ultimate Racing Intercom Helmets wired $100. (CF) ROADMASTER • NEWI RF Pre Amp $95 30% to 50% more range! 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal Hill, CA 90806 "A LEGEND" Only$539 We'~e next d~or (213) 427-8177 v,a U.P.S .. May 1991 Page 45

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Yokohama 6-50 Club Report The first of the year rush of three races each month in January and February has subsided enough to get started on the 6-50 points for 1991. Both the Parker 400 and the Nissan 400 are 6-50 points races and last month so was the San Felipe 250, but that has not been tabulated yet. With the first two races we have 28 drivers who fessed up to being over 50 years of age on the entry form already in the count. To be eligible for this for fun points series you must be the driver of record, 50 years old or older, compete in one of the 15 car classes run in all the events, and put your age on your entry form so we can extract that information from the organizers. During the year new names appear, often at a mid-season event, that we discover are eligible also. The points events are the eight in the HDRA/SCORE Desert Series and the September running of the SNORE 250. At season's end your best six of the nine races are counted for total points, but all year we report on total points, since this program is not in a· computer. The real gold, silver and bronze medals are presented to the top three in points, regardless of class, at_ the SCORE/HDRA Awards Banquet each December. After Parker and the Nissan 400 Frank Snook is the point leader with a 14th finish at.Parker 'The Straight Poop from the Big Wahzoo' NISSAN 400 RACE - 13 Checker cars entered and seven finish ed in a ver y strange Mint/Nissan from a driver's standpoint. With 40 seconds between 195 cars, that were sent out onto a rain soaked 100 mile course, drivers found little traffic and dust free racing. Definitely not normal· conditions for a first lap at the Mint. The Cooks, Wayne, Daryl and Alan, all took turns at the wheel and battled all race long for the lead spot. In a great 5-1600 race, rhat saw our boys come out on top again, the Cook Brothers once again proved that they usually win the close ones! Saul Zambrano and Howard Anderson picked up another win in a good field of Class l ls, although they needed some help from the leader on the last lap. Congratulations guys, ya did good! Hymes had a good ride in his open car to grab a 5th in class and an 8th overall. Hey Gary, are you just getting better with that car or just out there trying to chase down som~ of those members that still owed for their jackets? The Steeles also had a 5th place finish until the Competition Review Board dropped them back to 7th with a 30 minute penalty for running a checkpoint in their 1-2-1600 car. OK guys, which brother was the dummy? As the first car off the line, Koch .naturally 'got some air' on his first two laps and when the car was fixed Martin finished it for a 9th place. Good Racing guys! Page 46 and a great third in Class 1/2 at the Nissan 400. Snook has 73 points. Rodney Hall is second at 65 Points with second place in Class 4 at both Parker and Vegas. Bill Church drives the only exotic truck in Class 1/2 that finishes, other than Ivan Stewart, and he is third in points with 58 earned with a 12th place finish at Parker and an eighth at the Nissan 400. Corky McMillin is a frequent medal winner, and he was fifth at Parker but only did three laps at Vegas and has 54 points for fourth on points. Another frequent medal winner Danny Letner is fifth with a total of 48 Points. Danny had a DNF. at Parker, but took a good sixth in Class 1/2 in Las Vegas. Jim Fishback Sr. is sixth with 44 points earned by a sixth place finish in Class 1-2-1600 at Parker. LeRoy Van Kirk was third in Class 5 at the Nissan 400 and earned 43 points, for seventh spot. Seventh in Class 1 / 2 at Vegas earned Tom Martin 39 points for eighth place. Ed McLean took sixth in Class 9 at the Nissan 400 and has 37 points followed in tenth place by Jim Sumners who earned 36 points for eighth in Class 1-2-1600 at Parker. There is nothing to join, no dues to pay to join the 6-50 Club points race. Just list your age on the entry form so it appears on the print out, and we will do the rest. Steve Kelley must feel pretty secure in his new Chevy 4x4 ride. Seems that not only did he run Checker stickers on his truck at Parker, but he also wore Club apparel up to get his first place money and made a point to thank the Club for it's support. At this race Kelley s t ill had his 'Checkered' but first lap down time kept him back in 4th place. As a past Club VP and long time buggy racer it's nice to see it when an old Checker can still recognize his roots. Hey Steve, stop by some Wednesday night and give us the low down on how the 'Factory Guys' operate, and for God's sake, get a blue light on that thing! Our non-finishers included Symonds who tried his best to widen the first tunnel underpass he came to in his Class 10 car. Seems that Greg not only knocked out large chunks of concrete on Warren's side, but also found himself quickly trying to figure out how to get a bent 3-wheeled buggy out of a tunnel. Urquhart must have figured it was not their day when Chase got lost in the Speedrome at the start and charged off down the drag strip. After getting straightened around they had a ti-ans go out on the 3rd lap. In Class 5, Seeley and Utgard broke their front end in the 3rd lap along with a very discouraged Gary Bates, who lost a trans. Silvas also failed to finish in . his . 1-2-1600 car. Once again I find it almost impossible to leave Willie out of this month's column, so I guess I 'll just wing it and hope Melancon's sense of humor has improved a bit. Willie had a great Mint this year until he fell victim to that infamous 'Non-Checker Co-Driver Syndrome'. It seems that this guy blew through the same checkpoint on both laps 1 and 2 before handing the 1-2-1600 car over to Willie, who finished the car in 2nd place. To add insuit to injury, Willie had the embar-rassment of being the Buggy Rep on the Board that disqualified him. To his credit, he was runing a blue light this race. Atta Boy Willie! Utgard must be getting quite a reputation around Quartz Hill lately. Seems that Bob put one of his local friends into the passenger seat of Seeley's car at Parker for what turned out to be a thrilling E ticket ride when George hit a tree . . . a big tree! At the Mint, Utgard's pit slipped another one of Bob's ''Hey ya wanna go racin' ?'' Quartz Hill buddies into Koch's car for the 2nd lap. This guy's 30 mile ride in the Ridgecrest Rocket must have been exciting enough, even without one of Tom's warp speed roll overs. Keep up the good work Bob! A belated congratulations to Thumper, who recently took his 11 year old, short wheel bas~ Funco down to Mexico and won Class l0inoneofLou's last races. He reportedly won over $1100 for his effort. A tidy sum considering that some folks would say that that is more than that old antique of his is worth. Not one to rest on his laurels, and apparently to show us that it was no fluke, he and Thumpie went right back down to Lou's Mexicali Race and did it again! Good show guys! Lately the Club has voted in a number of new members, one of them being none other than Tom Owen . T .O., who goes back almost as far as "Burack, was pressured into finally becoming a full Checker member after years ofbeing involved with the Club. It would kinda' be foolish for me to welcome T.O. aboard, since he was already here when I joined up. BOYCOTT UPDATE -The proposed Checker boycott of a SCORE race, to protest their emergency on-course medical help, or lack of it, has received a lot of support from the other major Clubs. In response, SCORE has promised to correct most of the complaints and IDRA has promised to monitor the improvements at the San Felipe Race and then report back to the Clubs on whether or not this was just words or real action on SCORE's part. The W ahzoo would not be too surprised to see some action from SCORE, since it has a record of responding if enough pressure is applied by the racers. The recent race communi-cations conflict being a good example. After first trying to hinder the effectiveness of the racer's FM network with things like trying to keep the Weather-man Relay off Mt. D iablo, blaming the Weatherman for the communications screw-ups at the 1000 and finally that threatened 'Official' crackdown on unli-censed FM radios at the Parker Race, SCORE's radio people quietly announced that they will now monitor a special FM frequency so racers and pitters can report emergencies directly to them with our FM radios. The Checkers are currently adding· that frequency to all our Club radios. It is a shame that it took so much mudslinging and finger po inting before SCORE's radio network was finally willing to make this simple concession. A change that will effectively allow May 1991 the racer's radio network ·to talk to SCORE's radio people during emergencies. Atta boy guys, even if ya were sorta pressured into it. Two communications systems working together at the major races will be a benefit to all. Speaking of the IDRA, the Wahzoo has heard rumors lately that Thompson, who is IDRA's Managing Director, has quietly been politicing the various club reps about changing his title to 'The Emir'. Shortly after its creation, George became the glue that has held the IDRA together through its first early years. Today the IDRA is financially supported by the sport's business community and its Competition Review Board is universally respected for its fairness, if not most of its decisions. Hey George, you're too modest. I think the position of 'Emir' is below your station, how 'bout KING GEORGE? At a recent meeting the Club decided to officially invite both Sal Fish and Danny Cau to a weekly meeting. Sal to give us his side of the story about handling on-course emergencies, and Danny to just come on down and · 'say hello', like Walt used to do occasionally. With Sal being a decorated veteran of a number of Wednesd~y night appearances and Danny now being a very capable and experienced pro-moter, neither of them should hesitate to stop by and discuss the important issues that affect us all. Peralta recently accomplished what most off road racers would think impossible; he got a good local crowd of paying spectators out in the open desert to watch an off road race. Lou pulled this off with typical Peruvian cunning by putting a JO mile course in just the right area, only charging a few bucks per car load at the main entrance and having all the other access roads guarded by groups of local brats armed with wet rags and squeegees. Hey Lou, how 'bout stadium racing in t he Tijuana Bull Ring? CONGRATULATIONS -The 1 Big Wahzoo, on behalf of the 1 Checkers, would like to congratu-late all our troops for their big victory over ol' Saddam Hussein and, as Koch would say, '-'his weak-suck Army". A true Checker-like performance guys, especially by the dudes in those 'attack buggies'. On a final note, I would like to take a moment to thank the Little Wahzoo and all my other secret Checker sources. This small group of members has proved to be very reliable, both at keeping my identity secret, while at the same time exposing screw-ups and spreading rumors at a rate that would even make a group of teenage girls envious. Thanks guys, this column wouldn't work without your help. By Larry Trimble W ell, here we go, racing into 1991. I'd like to start off by wishing everyone luck in this new off road season, already three months old. January got the New Year off and running with the La Rana NewYear's200race. Word has it that Eddie Castro and the gang are putting on a good race these days, and as a result, entries are up. Although nature did its best to prove that it is, indeed, a mother, when the mud bath was over, CORE's Challenger armada fared quite well. Toby Carlson and Chuck Ratliff teamed for a fifth place finish, despite brake problems that just wouldn't go away. Jason and Bob Kleber managed a respectable fourth while James Clements finished in the runner-up spot. · Later in the month came SCORE's Parker 400, and with it came more success. In Class· 10 Mike and Jim Zupanovich fought for a well deserved fourth place finish in the 35 car field, despite multiple flats. The highlight of the day, however, came in the form of Roy Prince's Class 9 -victory teamed wth his son Wade and Josh Rider. The trio outlasted last year's class champions, Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault, by just under 13 minutes. February brought SNORE's Bottom Dollar 200. CORE only had three entries, and all were in Class 1-2-1600. David andJames Plum had a good run going until trans problems sidelined them on lap 4 of the eight lap race near the Nellis Dunes. Jeff Trimble continued his incredible streak of bad luck when he broke a stub axle on lap 6 while running a close third. Brother Larry, driving the two seat Raceco, had his hands fu II between losing the power steering with three laps to go, and changing co-drivers early after his wife, Alisa, threatened to fill her helmet with her breakfast if he didn't let her out. They managed a fourth place finish in the 16 car field and sixth overall. Next on tap was the La Rana Presidential 250. Rick Lind not only finished se~ond in Class 10, but third overall. Congratulations are due to the Lind team. M ar ch brought the HDRA Nissan 400 and with the previous day or two of rain, coupled with crystal clear skies on race day, it m ad e for excellent racing conditions. CORE President Tom Mattingly and Mike Dixon teamed for a much deserved first place finish in Challenger Class 9, despite nagging brake problems. Joel Stankavich followed 13 minutes later to nail down the second spot and Parker winners, Prince, Prince and Rider brought their two seat Chenowth home third, another 12 minutes back in a CORE sweep of Class 9. A reminder! Remember that CORE's monthly meetings have been moved to Mulligan's Restaurant in Valencia, but the club still meets on· the first Tuesday of the month. Guests are always welcome. Mulligan's is in the Vista Village Center off McBean Parkway on Tournament Road. Call Mulligan's at 805-. 255-3356 if you need directions from 1-5 or 1-14. Attention Pit T eams - Send us your . race reports a couple weeks after the event and see your team appear on these pages too. DO send us your current contacts for information on your team so we can return to printing the Pit Team Ragister, which is now two years old. Dusty Times

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Pro-Ice Season Finale By Gre~ Creamer Chris Orr, right, gains a slight advantage over Mark Youngquist as they corner hard on the snow covered ice track at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Corning into the Pro-Ice Series season finale in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a number of points championship scenarios were possible. The prestigious Show-room Endurance Overall title battle was close, with the #8 Revolution Wheels/Bob's Per-formance Engineering VW Scirocco of Bob Kunferrnan leading the #28 VW GolfGTi of Indiana's Bill Pate, but it was by no means locked up. In modified Super-Sprint, the fight for Overall was even more intense as the Dairyland Racing GTO VW Rabbit of Steve Wall was barely ahead of the OHV Motorsports GTX Honda Civic of John Dozier. Moreover, many of the individual class championships within the two categories were also good scraps, and would be decided on the 1. 7 mile, 11 turn ice track on massive Lake Winnebago during the Bergstrom Olds Grand Prix on Ice. In qualifying, Steve Beddor claimed the overall pole by over two seconds in the Beddor Brothers Sports class Rabbit GTi, besting poor visibility created when a light snowfall added to existing heavy winds and blowing snow. Steve acknowledged their SCCA Pro Rally experience helped during qualifying, as Dave turned in the second fastest overall time as well. They went on to finish second overall and claim the Sports class victory. In fact, they finished a lap up on the entire field save one, and that entry provided one of the top drives of the season. The Pro class Volkswagen of America GolfGTi of Bill Pate and Herm Johnson broke a transmission in a Saturday morning practice session, and was at a local garage when qualifying was held. After a few warm up laps Sunday morning, Pate's brother Phil provided a portent of things to come as he came from well back in the modified Super-Sprint final to win the Grand Stock class. Indy car veteran Johnson started Sunday's endurance feature dead last in the field of 19 starters, but had charged to the lead by the ninth lap in a superbly aggressive drive. Except for one lap during wholesale drivers change and refueling stops, Johnson and then Pate led to the finish. Although it made Bill the only double winner in the series, the first coming at Mankato with Chris Orr as co-driver, missing the season opener cost him his chance for the Overall or Pro class championships. He and Herrn did exactly what they had to, but so did Kunferman. Kunferman utilized three different co-drivers over the course of the season, yet never finished out of the top four. He needed a sixth overall or better finish to clinch the title going into Oshkosh, and as the two hour endurance contest neared com-p I et ion co-driver John Dozier moved into fourth overall to secure the title for Kunferrnan. Boh had clinched the Alpine class championship with his second overall finish at the preceding BFI World Championship event, and his season long efforts combined with those of Pate's VW gave Volkswagen a dominant Manu-facturer's Championship. "I've been very fortunate in that I've managed to have some very talented drivers co-drive this year", said a very happy and relieved Kunferman. "John did a super job, an amazingly consistent drive. The car never missed a beat and we just drove it. This is great!" Photos: Rick Corwine The battle for the Pro class championship was exceptionally close and exciting, particularly as the race wound down. The American Honda/Kowalski Sausage Honda CRX Si of Bill Artzberger and Peter Hansel held a slim margin coming in, a result of their win in St. Paul. Close behind was the Mark Young-quist/ Adam Popp Karrousel Motorsports/ American Cancer Society Suzuki Swift GT, winners of the season opener in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. To win the title, Youngquist and Popp had to finish at least two positions higher in class than Artzberger and Hansel, and it looked good as they had qualified second overall. To become a major player, however, would be the one-off entry of Scott Kroon and Rick Albrecht-son in the Tokico/Dr. J's Honda CRX Si, with a remarkable run to third overall with their car locked in second gear for the entire race. For the first 30 laps of the 61 lap race, Youngquist held second in class, while the Honda was fourth. Following the pit stop, however, another car hit the Suzuki and broke the left rear trailing arm. The wheel appeared to be coming off, and the stewards called the car in for a safety inspection. After determining there was no danger of the wheel falling off as the other mounting points were secure and it was a non-drive wheel, Popp was allowed to continue. It may have been secure, but the loose wheel made the normally superb Suzuki wicked in terms of handling, and the pit stop placed them behind the Kroon/ Albrechtson Honda and only one position in class in front of Artzberger. Not enough. Popp put in another of his vintage drives as he refused to give up and closed on Albrechtson, often by over two seconds a lap in a car that was absolutely abusive to drive. At the finish, a completely exhausted Popp commented on the fact he had closed to within nine seconds of Albrechtson and the Pro class championship, and the safety inspection stop had cost him over 30 seconds. "This is really tough, to basically loose a championship through no fault of our own. We were hit, which created the problem, but we showed we could have caught 'em. And although the safety check cost us the class champion-ship, it was the only thing the PRO-ICE stewards could do." Youngquist agreed, further proof of the class and sportsmanship this team has shown all season long. As a result, Artzberger and A hatchback is keen for victory laps, and this winning Honda CRX Si of Bill Artzberger and Pete Hansel fell to fourth in the final Pro Class standings. Hansel won the Pro class championship with a fourth in class finish, a nice addition to the Super-Sprint Grand Stock class championship Artzberger had clinched earlier in the day. Sixth overall and second in the Alpine class went to local drivers, John and Jerry Nytes in their Jack's Pizza Fiat 128. Second in the Sports class race was the PMSI/Dupont ProMark Sports Dodge Colt Turbo of Mark Olson and Curt Sell, with Chris Orr setting the race's fastest lap in the team ProMark entry on lap 18 after early mechanical problems were resolved. In the Modified Super-Sprint category, Steve Wall piloted his Arpin Cheese VW Rabbit to a season sweep of the GTO class and championship. His remark-able record of no finishes lower than fourth overall also rewarded him with the Overall Super-Sprint Championship, but he needed some help in the luck department. His competition for the overall title came from none other than GTX pilot, John Dozier in the BFI/Courtney Truck Service OHV Motorsports Honda Civic Turbo. Dozier had four straight overall wins to open the season, but some major mechanical problems resulted in two finishes outside the top ten in St. Paul. After Dozier won overall in the Saturday event of the twin 1 / 2 hour races and Wall won GTO with a third overall finish, Dozier had to win overall on Sunday with Wall finishing fourth or worse to have a shot at the overall title. Dozier went out and did his part with a dominant drive to win overall by over 30 seconds, while Paul Moorman notched another second overall and GTX finish for the weekend in his Saab "9900". Into the picture came GTU Champion Adam Popp, after a late night thrash by the Town and Country Dodge/Karrousel Motorsports crew. They found serious damage following Satur-day's race, and Adam thought it was done for the weekend. The car showed up, and Adam put in an exceptional drive in the little GTU Dodge Colt to pass Wall for third overall, pushing Wall back to fourth and out of the overall championship. Suddenly, how-ever, with only a few minutes remaining Adam lost a tire and Wall shot past to reclaim third overall and the Modified Super-Sprint Overall Championship. Fourth overall and third in GTX went to the Saab Sonnet/ Mazda of Winnipeg, Canada's Jim King, while Mike Rappa recorded his sixth class win and eighth straight for his car, easily clinching the S4x4 class championship in his four-wheel-drive Toyota Celica All-Trac Turbo. ....,-.,~,...."!'-".'~~~.....,,-..-....,.--------.---2/ii·r\fa:? Bob Kunferman drove his VW Scirocco to the Alpine Championship, and on Sunday, with John Dozier co-driving, secured the overall Showroom Endurance title, the most sought after one in the series. I t Mark ·Youngquist and Adam Popp got hit and ·damaged on Saturday, made repairs and came back on Sunday in the Suzuki, but late in the race lost a tire and the championship. John Dozier wears a fancy wing on his Super Sprint Honda Civic, with which he won the G TX class points and was second overall Modified Super Sprint. Herm Johnson/Bill Pate, who won at Oshkosh, just lead Steve and Dave Beddor in the battle of the Volkswagens in endurance racing on winter ice. Dusty Times May 1991 Page 47

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[CNC] Manufacturers of Brake and Clutch Pedal Assy Master Cylinders Slave Cylinders CNC, Inc. 1221 West Morena Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 275-1663 Cutting and Staging Brakes Hydraulic Throttles Throttle Pedals and all of our accessories. Send $3.00 for Catalog FLOATER REAR ENDS• FRONT HUBS• AXLES BALL JOINTS• TORSION BARS• KNOCK OFF HUBS (805) 239-2663 Sandy Cone 2055 Hanging Tree Lane • Templeton, CA 93465 MIRAGE 8r CHALLENGER CHASSIS W • NUFACTURE • RACE 8t PLAY CHASSIS CHROMOLY TRAILING ARMS ANO FRONT BEAM WAREHOUSE 0 !5TRl8UTOR FOR B UGPACK • WELD RACING WHEELS Fox SHOCKS • WILDWOOD DISC BRAKES • RABBIT ADAPTERS DAN~S OFF ROAD PARTS AND ACCESSORIES DAN BAUDOUX (517) 642-2333 2385 PRUESS HEMLOCK, MICHIGAN 48626 ==1m -DH; --------. - -- -- -- -- -===:::'RACING PRODUCTS CUSTOM RACING RADIATORS All Aluminum Rabbit Replacement Radiators Send for a free catalog 2905 West Buckeye Road Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 269-9194 (800) 842-5166 DE UNZIO HERMAN DeNUNZIO (805) 683-1211 P.O. Box 6057 Santa Barbara, CA 9311 ◄ DESERT r·z OFFROAD T-SHIRT DESIGNS 27324 Camino Capistrano Unit 172-175 Laguna Niguel. CA 92677 (714) 582-0930 FAX (714) 582-6277 TRUCK (714) 349-1168 DE/aGN.I"' IN LINE/ HI-TECH HAND LE'ITERING & PINSTRIPING Tl M llAlffEI~. (714) 255-8113 VINYL LETTERING & GRAPHIC$ -~/ 655 No. Berry Street, Suite E, Brea, CA 92621 ,~o 9USINEss S A~\f ~ -ft!_ ~/Iv, ~~~ _, :tc~ <1-\•·~ ~ I -.. RACER MARKETING • PRESS RELEASES BOOKKEEPING • CONSULTING • TAXES ALAN STEIN [714) 62B-1922 [714) 627-537 6 FAX 12 490 CENTRAL SUITE230B CHINO, CA 9171 0 JOHN VERHAGEN'S m PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSIONS 14579 Dos Palmas Rd. (619) 951-0494 Victorville, CA 92392 Feel the Difference! TRICK SHOCKS FOR: .· Single, Oouble, Triple, Quad Applications. Take-Aparts & Remote Reservoir Kits. 10728 Prospect Ave. "8", S~r.le, CA 92071 • (619) 562-8773 DOWNEY 8100 Firestone Blvd. Downey, Calif. 90241 (213) 862-1671 OFF ROAD FABRICATION & DESIGN RACE PREP • FOX SHOCK REBUILDING V.W. REPLACEMENT PARTS & ACCESSORIES LESLIE,S DRIVELINE SERVICE SPICER" ~ INCORPORATED SPICER· -'IS-AUTO, TRUCK, INDUSTRIAL, CN ANO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE UNITS MANUFACTURING BALANCING FAX (714) en-6203 California Watts HI00-248-4238 Continental U.S. Watts HI00-525-0395 CUSTOMIZING 1750 S. Lilac Ave. Bloomington, CA 92316 24 Hr. Emergency Call Out Svc. (714) 876-3107 P.O. Box 1090, Colton. CA 92324 Buy & Sell Used Aluminum Racing Wheels EDDCO Aluminum Wheel Straightening Specialist Aluminum Wheel Straightening Metal Polishing We Buy Damaged Racing Wheels Any Condition ED OROZCO 9435 Wheatland Ct. Santee, CA 92071 Shop - 258-2575 Pager - 492-7343 FABRICATIONS 14582 GOLDENWEST UNIT F WESTMINSTER, CA 92683 JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ (PEPE) (714) 895-6020 BobCassena Don Rountree . Arrowhead Ave.' 825-0583 • o . ··sAN BERNARDINO, CA 888-2703 · 92408 FREE-STANDING, RUGGED STEEL & NYLON SHELTERS THAT SET-UP IN SECONDS! VARIOUS SIZES & COLORS AUlHORIZEO DEALER CASTEX RENT,'.LS - 213--462-1468 MANDREL TUBE BENDING · · WELDING - FLAME CUTTING-CUSTOM OR PRODUCTKJN FABRICATION BUMPERS -FACTORY DIRECT FABCOM TERRY FAIR 619-561-2292 9362 BOND AVENUE EL CAJON CA 92021 FAX 619-561 -6162 ~-.RACING •· Fl/El.:• FUELS & LUBRICANTS CO. BRUCE CONRAD 1537 E. Del Amo Blvd Carson, CA 90746 Phone: (213) 603-2200 FAX: (213) 603-2257 \LLE SAFET DRIVING SUITS SEAT BELTS. NOMEX GLOVES NOMEX UNDERWEAR GOGGLES & HELMETS 9017 SAN FERNANDO ROAD SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 818-768-7770 RE·IKABL£ Y. W. PAffl 11823 SHELDON ST. SUN V~I..EY. CA 913!52 DENNIS WAYNE PORSCHE PARTS 768-4!5!5!5 ...

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.. -.. (619) 669-4727 \\ <iet Your SffIFI' Togetherl ~~\~--------FORT I /'Y TRAI'YSAXLES 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, callfomla 92035 Doug Fortin (408) 377-3422 Custom Shocks Built to Your Vehicle's . Specifications ·fOX·RACING SHOX 544 McG/incey Lane, Unit 8, Campbs/1, Calif. 95008 NOW YOU CAN GEJ THE RACING GEARS THE WINNERS ARE USING FTC Racing Equipment, Inc. 31790 Groesbeck Hwy. Fraser, Ml 48026 (313) 294-5858 Fax: (313) 293-0736 Fuel Bladders Quick FIiis Dump Cans 5271 Business Dr. Std. FIiis Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (714) 897-2858 1990 CHAMPIONS FRT BUDWEISER/BUD LIGHT SUPERSTITION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SPONSORED BY: THE WRIGHT PLACE, RACE READY PRODUCTS , THE SCHIWNG CORPORATION & CYCLE PARTS WEST ATV'S, DEZ SUPERUTES & BIKES PRO SPORTSMAN Greg Bringle ATV Greg Gibbs Bill Adsit Open M,C Dewey Belew Troy Pearce (High Points) 250 M/C Chuck Salmond Brent Coleman 125 M/C Bob Bell Tom Moen VET MIC Bob Johnson John Bilkey SR M,C Claude Maynard Bob Thompson SUPER SR MIC Himey Means VINTAGE MIC Rick Wessels OPEN DEZ SUPERLITES Stu Peace 360 DEZ SUPERLITES I Marchello Derosa DEZ STAR Frank Chavez BUGGIES, CARS & TRUCKS Class 1 o Brian McDonnell Class 1 00 Dan Lewis Class 8 Craig Corda Class 5-1600 Josh Kerr Mini Mag Kirk McDaniel Class 7 Ronnie Gibson Class 9 Jack Hettinger Class 1/2-1600 Tom Schilling (High Points) Class 5 Kyle Whitted Unlimited Class Ron Wilkerson OFFICE PROFESSIONAL POOL RVICE ANO REPAIRS SPECIALIZING IN COMM AL & CUSTOM POOLS 362-4202 LICENSED INSURED • ACID WASHES• FIL TEAS • LA TEAS• MOTORS, ETC 3999 GRAPEF IT CIRCLE. LAS VEGAS NEVADA 89103 FIBERGLASS SPECIALISTS "Hand-Laid" GEORGE LINK Owner FIBERGLASS 864 1-70 Industrial Dr. Wentzville, MO 63385 (314) 639-6724 RON BRANDT Torrance, CA 213-328-3595 SO-CAL PERFORMANCE Downey, CA 213-862-9122 800-277 -7 409 MANUF'\CTURED IN CHARLOTTE, NC ~Hm~YY Rod Ends • Rebuild Specia!ist_ (714) 979-6631 11661 Martens River Circle, Unit "H", Fountain Valley, Ca 92708 .Check out the DUSTY TIMES Special Gub Sub Offer (Almost half pric~ for group subscriptions) Call (818) 889-5600 or write DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, Agoura, CA 91301 Under New ownership Larry Corbett HOUSE of BUGGIES • · 9925 Prospect l'(ve. Santee, CA 92071 • 619-589-6770 MP/i 1VE LINE SERVI THE COMPANY DRIVERS KEEP ONTARIO . CORONA 4035 GUASTI RD. 1540 COMMERCE ST. ONTARIO, CA 9176• CORONA, CA 91720 (714) 983-7838 (714) 279-8026 Lee (714) 522-4601)' (714) 522-4602 dl@mmd V. W. Service REPAIR O PARTS O SERVICE. 6291 Manchester Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90621 JG TRANSWfRKS 'Go with a Proven Winner' ~········,.··~ LI I I I ILl~~J I Joe Giffin 1509 N. Kraemer, Unit 0 Anaheim, California 92806 JIMCO (714) 832-1240 OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUt-1 .BODIES ROLL CAGES PARTS & ACCESSORIES (619) 562-1743 "OFF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10965 HARTLEY RD. SANTEE, CA 92071 Race Car And Prerunner Prep and Fabrication. JIM JULSON MIKE JULSON Turbo Blue Gasoline Custom Trailers And Chase Trucks RUSS JONES METALWORKS FULL WELDING & FABRICATION SERVICE RUSS JONES (805) 967-2436 HONDA Power I I 867-A SO. KELLOGG GOLETA, CA 93117 OUT BOARD ENGINE • GENERATOR SPECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp. PROFESSIONAL RACERS DISCOUNT ON ALL GENERATORS ART KAWAGUCHI 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90063 FAX PHONE· (213) 264-3936 (213) 264-5858 KENNEDY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS 38830 17th Street East Palmdale, CA 93550 (805) 272-1147 Send $2.00 for our catalog "The experts in Engine Adapters to Transaxles" Rotary, Toyota, Rabbit. V-6's, Porsche and more to VW, Porsche (901 & 915) and Hewland. MANUFACTURERS OF THE FAMOUS KENNEDY CLUTCHES KUSTER OFF-ROAD RACING SHOCKS • EXTERNAL DAMPENING ADJUSTMENT • 3' DIAMETER, 8' TO 18" STROKE • COMPLETELY REBUILDABLE • COMPUTER SUSPENSION DESIGN ASSISTANCE KUSTER PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 2900 E. 29TH STREET P.O. BOX 7038 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA USA 90806 TELEPHONE 213-595-0661 FAX 213-4~7897 LONG ENTERPRISES VW TRANSAXLE PARTS RECUT SLIDERS RICK LONG 24 75 Morse Road Sebastopol, California U.S.A 95472 (707) 829-1169 Telex 287316 Hom

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• 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 "OFFROAD IS OUR BUSINESS" 2366 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 Tel. (714) 441-121:2 Fax (714) 444-1622 MIKE MENDEOLA 10722 Kenrif'y St. C-D Santee. CA 9?07 , (619) 562-9010 Fax (619) 562-9079 Brackets & Components.for Chassis Fabrication Pro-Clamps• Battery Boxes• Radio Mounts Pedal & Shifter Mounts • Skid Plates Aluminum Floor Boards• Scoops & Shrouds lrAl@fr®~ ~®~[f□@®fr□®[ii) Shearing -Punching -Forming Sawing - Tool Grinding - TIG & MIG Welding STEVE WRIGHT Riverside, Calif. (714) 351-2515 ¥\\~\ ~ PERFDRl1ANCE .MD ~P~CALm Import Parts & Service Import Machine Shop Import High Pertormance Parts, Service & Machinery (419) 476-3300 1100 Custer Rd. At Laskey TOLEDO, OHIO 43612 Wholesale 419-476-3711 • YOUR COMPLETE IGNITION SOURCE Ignition• • Distributors • Rev Limiters Coil•• Hell-Core Wire•• Acce•orlea AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION 1490 Henry Brennan Or., El Paso, Tx 79936 (915) 857-520(? 42425 5th St. E. Unit C Lancaster, CA 93535 Bill Varnes 805-940-5513 Fax 805-940-5514 .. -, r Racing Product, 42425 5th St. E. Unit D Lancaster, CA 93535 Pete Alamar 805-940-5515 Fax 805-940-5514 · Jim Moulton Radng: ◄ ,rilfN',..V'7,IV",,E.-.y.•.w, PRODUC1S ■ 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 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 a great traffic builder, and the cost is minimal. CONTAO DUSTY TIMES, 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0, · Agoura, CA 91 301. (818) 889-5600 AU10S ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CARS TRUCKS NATIONAL SPRING COMPANY, INC. 10229 Prospect Aue. Santee, Ca/ifomin 92071 A COMPLETE AUlOMOTIVE SPRING SERVICE !.£al Springs Custort, Made & Repaired Shocks & Coil Springs Sold & Installed Blocks and U-Bolts made to order Off-Road Suspension Urethane Bushings Beeline Alignment and Wheel Balancing MafOR HOMES (619) 449-ARCH 4 X 4's OFF ROAD CHASSIS ENGINEE.RING 6891 SAN DIEGO DR., BUENA PARK. CA 90620 Off Road Suspension Preparatio.n 2 & 4 W D VANS & PICKUPS & MINI TRUCKS PRE·RUN TRUCKS • CUSTOM SPRINGS AXLE WORK • CUSTOM SUSPENSION No BLOCKS USEC • WELDING & FABRICATION Bill Montague (714) 761-9460 Established 1974 PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT ORF ROAD ,. DYN~MICS l2,:,i., . __ " " bENNIS~(XJERS " ' ;~±' ,_-:; .. '."'l'REP, MAclli'f~:t;:JG 610 OWHWY, LA'VERNE, CA 91750 (714) 59~-ZZ71 PROFESSIONAL■ AMERICAN■ CANADIAN o Off-ROAD \l_ A RACING~~ ~--~/.~ €> ~ ? P. 0. BOX 323•SEAHURST, WA 98062 (206) 242-1773 dJ~ ~1EWDG~l1l1 Fabrication ,f' Coil Over Suspension ' ✓ FoxShoxPartsAndSeNice' -./ Race Car Wiring 1660 Babcock Bldg 8 --./ Race Car Prep. Costa Mesa. Co 92627 . ..J Turn Key Race Cars ( 714) 650-3035 Assembly• Machine Work • Parts Engine 0yno Facility 10722 Kenney Street, Suite D Santee, CA 92071 (619) 596-0886 Fax (61'9) 562-9079 Petro Tech US.A., Inc. ( PEt'i'?_=~Clf) ---= = 3!'!1 !!' =-=--=--=-Allan Martinelli Dry Film Lubrication (714) 582-3771 P. 0. Box 7450 72 Seaspray North Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-7450 FAX 714-495-8127 Chas.-.i.,; & Suspension • .ncsign & Fabrication Ken Sypolt 916-344-7443 5816 Roseville Road #14 Sacramento, CA 9584? PROBST Off Road Racing Inc. OFF ROAD DESIGN an_d FABRICATIO~ BERRIEN LASER RACE FRAMES • 1121 EAST ILLINOIS HWY NEW LENOX. ILLINOIS 60451 !815! 485-RACE (72231

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SUSPENSIONS UNLIMITED * Welding * Fabncat1on * Flame Cutting * Front Ends * Custom Chassis * Race Prep * Custom Lt-Weight Trailers Mlg'r ol Blue Flame Producls (714) 996-6260 1345 Dynamics, Unit D • Anaheim, CA 92806 CHUCK TAYLOR 240 No. Oak Apt. G Orange, CA 92667 (714) 997-1778 President's Council SOUlltwESTERN !'E'mOLEUM CORPORATION P.O. BOX 961005 FORT WORTI-i, TEXAS 76161-0005 USA TELEX: 758300 TELEPHONE: 1•817·332·2336 FAX 81Nl77-4047 IAGG I TEA.114 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 Lifts • Installation 670 W. 17th, Unit G-5 Costa Mesa, C A.92627 (714) 631-8244 (UMP] UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 8745 MAGNOLIA. SANTEE. CALIFORNIA 92071 619/449-9690 - -----OUR DEALERS------L.A. AREA McKenz,e s 1714) 441-1212 4naneu·n CA St Peters Ott Roac (414) 285-3218 .. ___ _ wll'EB-CAM' 1815 Massachusetts Ave. ii PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS _. Riverside, CA 92503 (714) 369-5144, • Nol le pal tor s•!• in CA on pollution ~troll•d ve_h1cles Engine & Machine SPECIALIZING IN OFF ROAD HIGH-PERFORMANCE VW-PORSCHE, FABRICATION & OFF ROAD PREP. (619) 7 41-6173 420 VENTURE ST. ESCONDIDO, CA 92025 DISC BRAKE SYSTEMS DISC BRAKE CALIPERS 570° RACING BRAKE FLUID DISC BRAKE PADS FRONT VW DISC BRAKE KITS 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 Trackside Photo,lnc. vw ON LY liA,n,a,lttliAA 17011 DARWIN ROAD, HESPERIA, CA NEW & USED VW PARTS RACER DISCOUNTS Jim Ober (213> s10-6891 Commercial Photography P.O. Box 91767, Los Angeles, CA 90009 HACE TKANS BY JEFF FIEO)'S TRfiNSfiXLE ENGINEERING Sponsor 1990 Class II Champion· LA RANA Sponsor 1990 Class II Champion -HORA Pat No. 4,261,591 REAR SUSPENSION ARMS IRS ADAPTER PIVOTS BUS TRANSAXLE MOUNT KITS P.O. BOX 962'2 MIDLAND, TX 79708-2622 (915) 699-6576 JEFF FIELD 998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 ~ =r~PAINr 11NPC04TINGS'II.GRAPIIKS* J,(!~8 * ; •~ !lJMC; MAINTENIWCF•~ll'I.M:~J,,!IMIKG-* Off Road Products Front and Rear Trailing .¾ms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix. Af 85017 Jack-Woods (602) 242-0077 ~#ht MY0v79"ForFick.11p~I 06!9" 0 1 Northern Calif or -· · (!l I ransworks (§) RACING TRANSMISSIONS P. 0 . Box 716 Descanso, CA 92016 HDRA/SCORE Manufacturer's Advisory Board Report A new television package that will assure the airing of three SCORE International races and an excerpt of the fourth was reported to the recent HORA/SCORE Manu-facturer '_s ~_dvisory Board (619) 445-0637 FAX (619) 445-1395 meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada after the Nissan 400 race. An agreement between SCORE International management and the Nashville Network produced the package, said SCORE President Sal Fish. Meanwhile, producer Marty Reid told the Board that his previous commitment with ESPN for coverage of two HORA races and a third short course event had been rescinded. He offered the manufacturers a buy opportunity that could salvage the shows on national cable television. TV discussion at the meeting revived the Board's request for a long term HORA/SCORE marketing plan. Fish and HORA President Oannv Cau promised to submit their pl~n by April 15. In other action, series technical director Bill Savage defined Class 7 (open mini pickups) track width to refer to that distance between outside wheel rims. Ride height requirements were further erts. LOST DOG!!! Lost in Mexico, San Felipe 250 -El Fargo Beach. Female, 9 years old, Golden retreiver. Small, had tags, name "PUA". REWARD Turning gray around nose and back. Loves playing ball. Children heartbroken. Please call if seen or know status. 714-361-9499 714-498-7037 (Leavemessage) defined at 74 inches for non-bead lock rims and 75 inches for those with bead locks. Responding to a question, Fish said that SCORE has no current plans to return to race in the Lucerne Valley area. Competition Review Board (continued) this information is correct the case should have come to the CRB for a fair hearing. LeOuc and team owner Mike Les le want their "day in court"; we'll keep you posted. Chase crews on Pabco Road is another automatic OQ_ imposed on the spot by HORA. This year entry #137, Troy Herbst, was OQed by HORA when his chase crew was discovered working on the car "in the middle of the road crossing on Pabco Road", and was not subject to a hearing at the CRB. All were warned about Pabco Road at the drivers meeting. The Nissan 400 CRB adjourned at 9:05 a.m. after meeting for two hours.

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.Classified ••• -FOR SALE: Class 2-1600 Raceco. Suspension by Mirage, car only raced 7 times, recently stripped &. repainted, Hatz motor, Folts trans, Fox Shocks, Wright rack spindles & front arms. Best of everything. Prepped & ready to race for $11,000.00. · Call (213) 928-0421 days, (213) 493-5113 eves. FOR SALE: Class 2 Chenowth. Best of everything. Bitcon automatic, coil-overs, Fox shocks, UMP power steering, CNC, Beard, Spare tire mount, ex Penhall car. Set up for Type IV, but selling without motor. $13,500.00. Don't let price fool you, this is a competitive car. (916) 791-4940. FOR SALE: New Class 10 (air cooled) gear box. New 091 case, FTC gears, AMS Superdiff., new side & spider gears, chromoly pin nut, 457 ring & pin, 930 drive flanges & mount reverse lock-out. All parts new. (714) 441 ~ 1212. FOR SALE: Race package, two 1/1600 race cars. 1 1990 TRC 1/1600 minimum weight car, Hatz motor, fully equipt, all the best parts. Ready to race. 1 1986 ORC 1/1600 not complete. Consistent money winner. Lots of spares in pit boxes. Trans., motor, tires & wheels, rack, p.s., F & R arms, and much more! All or part. No reasonable offer refused. (619) 324-1861 or (619) 365-7188. FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 Fu~Zo (Reworked), ready to race. Secondary suspension, Bus IRS w/930 c.v.'s, Sway-A-Way axles, power steering, 1650 FAT Rabbit, spare parts & trailer. $7,500.00New 1650Rabbitlong block FAT 140 plus hp; Cost over $5,000.00, sell for $2,800.00. Sell or trade for motorhome or ??? (916) 481-3830. FO SALE: 1 or 2 seat ass 10 ORE with Toyota 4AG motor, Field's tranny, torque limiters, FOR SALE: 40' Trailmobile Air Tilton clutch.& starter, ods arms Ride car hauler. Full bath withSummershubsf&rWright w/shower, 100 gal. fresh water, rack, UMP p/s, beadlocked 60 gal. holding tank, 8 new Goo- Centerlines, Fox, SAW, Super-dyear radial tires, 5000 watt boot, CNC, and plenty of spares. , Honda generator, aluminum load: Second in points 1989 SCORE/ ing ramps & stairs, wired for 110 HORA. $22,000.00 obo. 20' inside &out.Fulllightinginside, tandem axle trailer w/surge work benches with storage, tire brakes, 2 tire racks and an 8'x4' racks. $8,000.00 or trade. (714) box that can carry all pit boxes, 825-0583. spares & dump cans. Trailer can FOR SALE: Jean Calvin's original· also hold 3 fuel drums. $4,000.00 obo. 2 seat prerunner with Baja pre runner. 1967 variety. 2240cc Type I motor, Field's Extra large fuel tank, Bilsteins, tranny, W right rack and combos, good seats, new tires. 1600 engine . Fox, SAW , UMP p/ s, Center-breathed on by Jerry Lawless. 1 r B · $ Makeoffer.Call {818)889-5600. ineS, great ror aja. 7,500.00 obo or $30,000.00 for all three FOR SALE: " How To" video. with spare tires and wheels. Call How to convert your off road (8 18) 706-2314 anytime. racer to Rabbit power. All the ins FOR SALE: 5-1600 Fox shocks, and outs. Avoid making a lot.of Wright box, ANS spindles, Beard long distance phone calls. $20.00 seats, 15 gal fuel cell, Bus trans, plus$3.00s&h. Also, "How To" Type II c.v.'s, Dura Blue axles, videoHowToBuildABadBunny Centerlines, CA license on a Budget. $20.00 plus #3.00 $6,000.00. Less engine s&h. B.K. Racing (402) 553-$4,500.00. Call Roy (619) 244-2984. 0930. ------------FOR SALE: Triple E Stadium Superlite brand new Bills Pipes motor, Roberto box, Rack & Pinion steering, fuel cell, Simpson Safety, 13n Bead locks, lots of · spare parts. $9,500.00 turnkey or $8,000.00 less motor. Call John, days at (213) 827-8323, nites (213) 842-7238. FOR SALE: Class 1-1600, 1990 Gran Carrera Overall champion. Race ready with all the best equipment. Additional equipment included. New Major performance ~ngine, new Mendeola trans., trailer included. First $10,000.00 takes all. (714) 654-4454 days, (714) 654-9755 eves. FORS LE: Class II Mirage, 125n wb, Chromoly chassis, Sawyer 2388cc, 190 hp Toyota engine, Mendeola Hewland DG-300, Curnutt rear arms & hubs, Cone axles, Wright rack, arms, combos, Fox coil-overs, UMP p/ s, Modine rad, Beard seats, Deist Safety, Auto-M eter , Centerlin es . Much m o re! Best offer or trade for 4 wheeler or boat. Will consider offers minus motor & trans. Steve (805) 949-6017/(805) 272-1305. FOR SALE: R;lly ~ars & parts. '86 Corolla GTS $7,500.00. '85 GTS body, $2,500.00. Starlet 16-V $10,000.00. Panasport wheels $ 7 5-100.00 each. Bridgestone 43R $65.00 each. TRD Corolla, GT4 & Starlet rally suspension, engine & trans., spares in stock. Topi (818) 765-5542 eves. FAX (818) 764.-1051. FOR SALE: Marty Coyne's Super 1600 Chenowth Magnum Super 1600 short course car. Turn key, race ready. Fresh motor & transmission and has all the best equipment. Always a top five finisher in the Mickey Thompson Series. Was ESPN camera car for 1989 & 1990. Spare motor also available. $25,000.00 or maybe trade for ???. Call (619) 698-3727. FOR SALE: 1983 Int Diesel, 120,000miles, 9.0V-8, 184 hp, 5 speed & 2 speed rear end, 5th wheel or tag hitch, competitive box, cabinets, TV, VCR, stereo, refrigerator, air ride seats, new carpet, very clean, lots of chrome, 27,000 GVW. Call John, JMS Motorsports days (213) 327-8323, nites (714) 842-7238. w Jt!.;# w:;:re .. ,.:fay~ FOR SALE: Class 1-2 or awesome prerunner. Chenowth chromoly 2 seater, Wright rack & pinion, Mastercraft seats, Simpson belts, fresh bus box, 930 c. v. 's, fuel cell. Completely race prepred. $7500.00 Will sell with no motor Plus extra parts. Priced to sell $6,000.00. Call Sheldon after 6 ,p.m. (213) 869-0221. FOR SALE: Two seat Class 10 Berrien 2001. Wright rack, 1¼"' arms, 2"' combos, 5n longer rear arms, Sway-A-Way bars, 10n wider beam w/Fox remotes, Bilsteins and Fox air secondary, Summers brakes & drive train, 930 cv's, Supercages, 8 gal. fuel cell, aluminum radiator, Oberg, Beard, Simpson, lots of spares. Less engine & trans., never rolled. Trailer available. Call Ed in PA, day (717) 339-2930, eves. (717) 572-3028. FOR SALE: 42 foot 3 axle fifth wheel Chaparral trailer. Spring loaded rear door, ramps, tire rack. Base model, no extras. Includes 6 new extra tires. Must sell $9,000.00. Call Doug (714) 350-1705. FOR SALE: 5-1600. 2nd place .=··. -:--;;;:--======---==== -.,. }: > ~,;:.-~d 1990 SCORE & HORA points. " Neth beam, Saginaw steering, Wrigh t A rms., combos, res-Bilsteins, West engine, Raceco trans, Beard seats, ATL 22 gal cell, pumper . Very quick, dependable, and most of all fun. Must sell. $9,500.00 with spares, $9,000.00 Without. 1st place Baja 500, 2nd place Baja 1000. Steve (714) 492-1606 work, (71.4) FOR SALE: Class 10 single seat, Beards frame , all coil-over, Woods arms, Beard seat, 18 gal fuel cell, 1600 VW. Race ready. $4,500.00 obo. Call (602) 386-6681 or mobil (602) 377-8434. . 498-5085 home. FOR SALE: 1985 built Berrien 20011 /2-1600. Beard seats, Neal pedals, power steering, Centerline wheels, Probst motor. Complete. Race ready. $7,500.00. Call Bob (717) 644-0020 or (717) 648-2409 in PA. r------~-----~------------------------------~~ Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising rate is ~nly $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5 .00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. · NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONSTO DUSTY TIMts - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in four free ad, enclose $5.00. All classified ads must be paid in advance. · I, I 1· I I I I I I I I I I I Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash). Pleas.e run ad _______ times. I I Name---------------------------------Address ______________________ Phone-------City------------------State _____ Zip ______ _ Page 54 May 1991 Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 I I I I ■, FOR SALE: 1982 Chevy Blazer, 2wd pre runner. 12 new Doetsch Tech's, Hi-Tech susp, new tires, paint & carpet. Alpine CD player w/ 12 speakers, Art Carr 4 speed OD trans, 350, posi rear end, light bar, great condition. Call today for Mark, $12,000.00 work-(714) 981-9666, eve. (714) 948-0059. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, coil-over, power steering, sec-_ on dary, Hewlands, VW air cooled, very light; 1800 pounds. Six SCORE, HORA wins. Verv competitive. $9,000.00 obo. Call (619) 252-8485. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: 1989 Chevrolet Class 8 race truck. Like new; driven by Stan Gilbert 1989 race season. 600 hp stroker motor built by Leon Patton. Some spares. Go racing for $35,000.00. Call (714) 928-8010 or (800) 464-7864. j@,0~;~ FOR SALE: ORE Class 10; top finisher, always very competitive. FAT engine, FeffFields trans, Fox shocks, disc brakes front & rear, Summers Bros., Sway-A-Way, UMP power steering, removable spare tire rack & windshield, Best of everything, race ready. $13,500.00. Also, enclosed tandem Pro-Trac 18'. Inside electric brakes. $3,250.00. John M-F 8-4:30 (213) 834-1133. After 6 p.m. & weekends (213) 831-5841. FOR SALE OR RENT: Chenowth Magnum Mickey Thompson 1600. VW Rabbit water cooler, the newest Mendeola trans., Neal hydraulics, UMP power steering. Very competitive car. Was owned by Arciero. $20,000.00 obo. Call Steve (619) 579-1750. •••• FOR L : Cass 9, Bunderson chassis, Lothringer prepared car. 11 wins in a year and a half Must see to appreciate. Many spares included. $7,500.00 takes all. Call (714) 628-3005 or after 5pm. (714) 947-6314. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum, short course & stndium. Up-graded 3rd stage Bilsteins. Many spares ( without motor or trans.). Priced to sell, call for details. · ( 414) 228-1400days, ( 414) 242-3422 nites, Lee or Bill. FOR SALE: Mazda RX-3 Pro Rally ready. Street ported 13-B rotary engine, Positraction·, auxillary lights, odometer, many spares. 18 wheels, 6 competition struts, tow bar. $4,000.00 obo. Also, 1974 Peugeot station wagon, hitch, 7 tire roof rack, new suspension. $1,000.00 or $4,500 for both. Contact Michael O'Sullivan, 218 Roanoke St., San Francisco, CA 94131 (415) 587-3735. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum Mickey Thompson 1600. New VW water cooled, 155 HP engine, newest Rice/Hewland· trans., UMP power steering, Summers Bros. axles, Simpson 5 pt. belts, Neal hydraulics, Mark Williams brakes, 8 Fox shocks, on board Flame-Out system, new clutch, stainless lines throughout, new wiring & brake lines, completely rebuilt this year. All parts chrome/gold anodized. Won 1990 GWPS Champion-ship. Ready to race! $15,000.00/ offer. Call Tom Dunn (303) 762-7555 or (303) 843-9625. Spare trans. & parts. FOR SALE: '87 Hanson Kodiak, 3208 Cat Turbo, 10 speed, 6.5 Onan, roof air, TV /VCR, Air Ride, etc. Also Hanson 40' trailer, Air Ride, 102", comp., 8' inside tire & wheel racks, cabinets, benches AM/ FM/CASS, obser-vation deck, new tires, 75K miles on both. $59,000.00 (602) 951-9564 or (602) 971-3112 might FOR SALE: 1983 V-6 Ford Ranger, street legal prerunner. Freshly built, full cage, 24 gal aluminum tank, Curry 9" locker on 3 link double shackled 60" leafs, 23" rear and 16" front travel. New 36" Doetsch Techs, new fiberglass, new oversize radiator, fresh paint, new Yokos. VERY clean. $16,000.00 obo. Call Harold (619) 670-3495. FOR SALE: lass 2, 114" wit fresh 2180. Wright, Mastercraft, Baja Blower, Jamar, ATL cell, Centerline, Yokohama, Super-boot, Sway~A-Way and ·Bilstein. Ready to race! Moving, must sell. $5,500.00, including all spare tires & parts. Call Dave at (916) 621-0022 evenings. FOR SALE: 5-1600, race ready, new Goshen motor, Raceco trans, Bilsteins, 20 gal cell and much more; with trailer and spares $6,500.00 obo. Call David Black (714) 363-1838 or (bus) (714) 753-7770. ----~--~~= FOR SALE: 1967 Ford prerun-ner. 2 wheel drive, 428CJ, Art Carr shifter, C-6 trans, Fuel Safe cell, Mastercraft seats, 35xl2.50 BFG Mud Rerrains, Doetsch Tech shocks, full cage, Auto Meter gauges, 31 spline spool, 4:88 Richmond gears, fresh, must see. Call (702) 871-7551 or (702) 363-3550. , ' FOR SALE: Class 5 1990 SCORE/HORA champ. New _ trailing arms & spindles, linkpins, fresh trans, fresh motor. Have all receipts. Best of everything. Great car to get into off road racing. $14,000.00. Call Marty at (619) 448-0088 or (619) 440-2281. TRADE: Will trade my Class 10 FOR SALE: Chevy S-10 7S. or Class 2 with all the trick stuff Summer's Bros, Mastercraft, for a Class 5 with the same. Call Simpson, Valley trans, BFG, Tom (714) 661-4757 or (714) Bilstein, Auto Meter, UMP, 240-6176. K&N, Hella, P.C.I., Fuel Safe, -------------_ Flameout. Beautiful competitive FREE BAJA ENTRY: Off Road truck, inside &out. Professionally enthusiast seeks ride i competitive built & maintained. Expanding two seat vehicle for upcoming family forces sale. $10,300 obo. SCORE Baja 500. Any Class. You You'll be glad you called. Chris drive, I ride and pay full entry. (619)262-7534days,(619)440-Ca11 Dave at (714) 536-9760 5299nites. leave message. ~; to.' . '"'"· FOR SALE: Top of the line J imco Class 5 Baja Bug. Hatz 3 liter motor, Fortin 5 speed Hewland, Shock-Tech, new Wright layover front beam. Best of everything. Beautiful car, race ready. $14,500.00. Also, 1987 Living Car Hauling 5th wheel trailer. $18,500.00. Call (714) 781-9287. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Chromoly frame Hi-Jumper. Converted 10 car, everythig new. Neth arms, Wright box, Summers axles, Centerlines, 14", 12", 10" Fox rear, Fox 10" res front. Combos, new motor & trans. All parts new. Extra tires, wheels, quick-fi 11, etc. Trailer available. $5,500.00. Call (702) 878-5155. FOR SALE: Complete racing company -SCORE/HORA 7 4x4, SCORE/HORA 7S, both Jeep Commanches, 2 complete 5-1600, 1 new Class 5, some sponsors included. Too many items to list. $150,000.00. Terms. Call (714) 279-9250. May 1991 ' , ... FOR SALE: RACECO Class 118" wb. 12" wide coil-over beam, Fox shocks, Wright combos, Summers Bros, Saginaw box, 2 stage front coils, JAMAR, 3" suspension drivers seat, 30 gal cell,.J.G. trans w/ Hewland gears, 930cv's, Yokohama, Centerline, .2440cc, dual Weber, secondary torsion, entire car rebuilt & repainted by Penhall Fab. $15,500.00. Call Jerry (714) 650-3035. FOR SALE: Mazda 323 GTX (Turbo, A WO) 1990 National Champion, Pro Rally, Open class. Start at the top at low cost. Ready to rally. Complete with loads of spares, most will not be used. Group A specs, big brakes, Broup A transmission. Extremely clean. Rod Millen prepared & main-tained. Eibach springs, A TL fuel cell & Bilstein Specials. Call Bob, (714) 261-1112. FOR SALE: 1979 Ford Bronco prerunner. New 400 engine, Rancho lift kit, 2 shocks each wheel, New BFGoodrich 35 inch tires, American wheels, excellent condition. $7.000.00. Contact Herb Reno (805) 583-1178/ (818) 983-1518. FOR SALE: 20 acres of pine trees above Tehachapi. Near 6,000' level. 2 pads cut on property, both with magnificent view of entire Antelope valley. 4 season climate. Miles from paved road & civilization. Inside locked gates. Easy access on good graded road. Call Don (805) 268-1644. FOR SALE: JIMCO, Class 2, 117" wb, 12" wide coil-over beam, Wright arms and rack & pinion, Foddrill spindles, Summers disc brakes, UMP power steering, Fox coil-over shocks, Beard seats, 30 gal. buel cell, Flame Out, JG trans w/torque limiters, FAT 2.7 liter Type 4, dual carbs, 930 Turbo c.v. 's, Super Boot axles, secondary torsion. Very sano, won overall at La Rana New Years 200. $22,000.00. !Call Jerry at Penhall ' Fab (714) 650-3035. FOR SALE: HiJumper, lO0"wb, Wright front end, fuel cell, body, skid plate, swing arms, all brand new parts. $1,800.00 oho. Call (303) 234-1875. PUBLIC RELA TIONS/MEM-ORIES: Capture forever the details of every race; will write professional quarterly newsletters for your sponsors, that will provide you with details for your grandchildren in yers to come. Practical now; a treasure later. Benh race with assurance in 2050. Reasonable rates: Nina Murphy (213) 372-8734. ATTENTION: Solve your rod end bearing & spherical bearing problems. Widest range in world as standard production items. Largest selection from stock - Best delivery - competitive prices, no minimums. Call Strucke-McGowan Assoc. (818) 368-3036 or (714) 998-9689. FOR SALE: Buy a winner! Nissan Class 7, ex Roger Mears race truck, winner 1991 La Rana New Years 200. Fast, reliable, freshly prepped, many parts, spares. $28,000.00 oho. Call David (714) 535-4437. FOR SALE: '69 Baja Bug. Built to Class 5 specs, street legal. 3x3½ rear trailing arms, Wright 1 ½ front arms, Wright rack, disc brakes, Mastercraft, Bilsteins, Centerline, BFG, Cibie lights, Don Hatz 2180, Mendeola trans, 20 gal. tonk, color; white lmron paint. $5,500.00. Chuck (714) 530-9883. FOR SALE: motorhome & enclosed trailer. 24' Commander, Calss A, 440 Dodge, self contained, 65,000 miles. 18' Protrac trailer with built-in lights, bench, tire rack. Great for race tow and support or A TC's and camping. Motorhome $9,000.00, trailer $3,500.00. Package $11,500.00. Call David at (619) 240-4119. FOR SALE: Class 9 Challenger; only single seat Mirage built. Maly frame, 400 miles since new, 10 Shock Tech shocks. For $12,000.00 invested it's yours for $5,500.00turnkey. also, '62 VW· SCORE legal old Class 5 car, Geard, Wright, Cal license, decent 1600 D .P. Solid car. $2,500.00. Call (805) 584-8134. w.~ ,_,;«·"':'"':_,-.,;:··-''i:··= FOR SALE: 1990 ?vi;;'age Class 10. 118" wb, 1650cc Rabbit motor. Car raced only six times, Summers, Fox, SAW, Wright, CNC, Mastercraft, lots of spare parts & trans. 14 Centerline wheels & tires, 4 P.C.l. race radios, 28' competitive trailer, generator, tool box, benches, lights. Too many things to list. Business forces sale. Everything goes. $34,000.00 oho. Will sell separately. Call (916) 722-5215. Page 55

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