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1991 Volume 8 Number 6 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 8 - Number 6 ·-...... ~~"!:~· ~1, • •• :~ ' . . ,-.. , 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 T rackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT June 1991 THI OfflCIAL VOICI Of CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES PROFESSIONAL • AMERICAN • CANADIAN Off-RO~O. RACING · - ·.c; -~'.w/--¢,~·· -Subscription Rate's: ~':> $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. Unso\icited 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 I I I I I I In This Issue ••• ·FEATURES Page SCORE San Felipe 250 . . .. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . 12 PAC Millican Valley 250 ................................. 20 WRC Safari Rally in Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Texas Challenge -Round 2 ................................ 25 Gold Coast SNORE Twilight 200 .......................... 26 MTEG Stadium Racing in Tempe, AZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 IRA Berk Nissan 300 in Australia .......................... 36 Rod Hall Driving School Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ORR Hassayampa Hop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rim of the World Subaru Championship Pro Rally ........... 42 Rim of the World Divisional Rallies ........................ 44 1991 Dodge Dakota ..................................... 46 DEPARTMENTS Side Tracks by Judy Smith .. ............................... 4 Trail Notes ............................. ................ . 4 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 California Rally Series Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 SCCA So-Pac Divisional Rally Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Competition Review Board by George Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 The Losers by Judy Smith ................................ 43 Checkers Pit T earn Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 Georgia Off Road Racing Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 7 Toyota True Grit Points .................................. 53 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Classified Ads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 ON THE COVER - Larry Ragland did the near impossible in his Class 8 Chevrolet pickup at the SCORE San Felipe 250. He not only won the class and overall honors, he really won overall, beating the fastest bike time by around seven minutes. In the SCORE series history no car has ever beaten the fastest bike time before, and the Man from Phoenix, Arizona drove the entire distance, trouble free to accomplish his record. He ran so fast few were set up at the finish line to welcome him home. Our heartiest congratulations to Larry, Nelson and Nelson who built the truck, and Chevrolet, of course. Congratulations also to Lisa Dickerson, the first lady driver class winner in a major desert race in many a moon. Scott Cameron started the Jimco built Class 5 and Lisa drove the second half of the San Felipe course, taking the checkered flag first in class amid cheers from the spectators. Color Photography by Trackside Photos Inc. I\~ _, DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$15.00 □ i years -$15.00 D 3 years -$35.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus .•• Free one time classified ad up w 45 words. (Form on inside back page) "I thou_ght y~u wer_e in charge of keeping the front end and fenders together" might be the topic of d1scuss1on between Paul and Dave Simon at the San Felipe finish line. Their Ford Ranger was severely damage? by lack of traffic control at a pit area, but the team welded'. ~atc~ed, duct t_a~ed and tie wrapped the truck back to mobility and carried on to the fm1sh_lme, surpnsmg even themselves with a second place finish in Class 7 4x4, abo~t 1 7 mmutes_ to the good over third place. The points made the effort to keep movmg worth while. Photo by Judy Smith. 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. 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SIDETRACKS By Judy Smith In off road racing, as in any sport, there are some people who have more successes, more wins, than others, and those finishing behind them sometimes wonder just how they do it. It seems to us that many of our off road champions appear to have greater than average stamina, and, thinking that it must contribute to their success, we asked a few of our off road giants, what they do to keep their bodies in shape for the stresses and demands of off road racing. We got some interesting answers. Ivan Stewart, for example, works hard at physical training. Three times a week he works out with his trainer, Phil Tyne, who is the San Diego Chargers' strength coach. Ivan trains with free weights, a Nautilus machine, and a Life Cycle, and spends about two hours on each workout. He says, "It gives me an edge; makes what I do a lot easier." In addition to his scheduled workouts, Ivan has a little gym at home and rides his exercise cycle there also. He feels the workouts help him both physically and psychologically. Confessing that he has a sweet tooth, " ... that's my weakness." Ivan also noted that he works at maintai_ning his weight at 200 pounds. He doesn't diet he says, just maintains. Danny Letner, one of off road's senior racers, also watches what he eats. He says he eats "all the good things". And in addition to that he lifts weights, which he's been doing all his life, about three times a week, at home, for about an hour and a half at a time. Danny's 63 years old now, and still a highly competitive race driver. Maybe he has the secret. Willie Valdez, on the other hand, says he doesn't do anything. But then he conceded that he does have a mountain bike and an exercise bike, and he does lift weights about once a month, and he also runs on the beach. But he says his race schedule leaves him short time for exercising. -(01$,# "o 22R TOYOTA COMPLETE PERFORMANCE ENGINES Available in 140 to 180 HP Street Versions and 200+ HP Race Versions ._ Send $5.00 for Catalog Call: and Decal (714) 596-5494 -/!@%~'1!f§~ Send to: L.C. Engineering 2978 First Street, Unit G La Verne, CA 91750 Some products not legal to, sale 0< use in Calijoma Page 4 "I concentrate on racing when I get in the car", says Willie, explaining that it's bad for your race effort if you lose your concentration. And he adds, that you "can't think negative thoughts". He says problems can ruin your racing career, and he tries to get problems out of his head. Willie, who drives every race all the way, says that on race day he drinks a lot of liquids and eats hardly anything before the race. After the first lap he eats fruit, and drinks a lot of water. About his everyday diet, Willie says he eats "a lot", lots of Mexican foods, eggs, beans, rice, three full meals a day, every day. And he doesn't smoke, drinks very little alcohol, and gets a lot of sleep. Rod Hall told us, "I don't know as I do anything." But then he thought a while, and explained · that he'd "cleaned up" his living style years ago. He says he eats properly, avoiding junk food. He works at keeping his weight at 148 pounds, but doesn't go in for a rigid exercise thing. He uses a Nordic Trac faithfully when he's at home, but says, "I'm not into weights and runnin', that seems abusive to me." Rod went on to say that he drinks very little alchohol, and gave up smoking 10 years ago ( though he admits that if someone gave him a $2. cigar he'd puff away on it). Rod's diet consists of pastas, lots of chicken and fish, but not much red meat. For munchies he likes fruit. He says it has to do with "how you like yourself." Frank Vessels told us that lately he'd been working out with a Stairmaster, a Life Cycle and a weight machine, all of which he has at his house. He spends about a half hour working on his upper body with weights, and then puts in a half hour on the other two machines, and he does that every day when he's home. Sometimes he jogs a bit, which, he says, "stops traffic", but Frank doesn't like to jog. Recently he went to a diet center, and learned a lot about how many calories he needs to maintain his weight. Frank complains that if he eats one hamburger he gains 10 pounds. Lately he's been eating a lot of fiber, fruit and fish, and he drinks a lot of water, trying to drink 64 ounces every day, especially before a race. And Frank has a special drink that he uses for breakfast, and also takes with him during the race. It's made with tofu, apples, banana, milk and protein powder. Manny Esquerra says it's all psychic. "I psych myself up for every race", he says. And explains that if he knows what he's going to have to put up with he never gets tired. Then he explained that if they have problems his mind "starts going away", and then he will get tired. As far as keeping his body in shape he says he does a little motorcycle racing, jogs now and then, and does a lot of gardening in his acre and a half vegetable garden. But he eats no special diet, just "lots of tacos." Jerry McDonald runs, every other day, putting in about 20 to 25 miles per week, and about 10 miles on the weekends. He also plays golf on Sundays. And, he says, "l work my tail off," on the job. On race day Jerry eats a small breakfast of fruit and a little oatmeal, but then he, like Vessels, has a special drink, called "Body Fuel", which he drinks before and during the race .. He takes along two and a half gallons of the stuff, and will drink it all during the race. But he's not sure if it might not be psychological. "If you think it's gonna work, it works", he says, borrowing a little from Esquerra 's philosophy. Jerry's day to day diet consists of very little beef, mostly chicken and fish, no butter or eggs (avoiding cholesterol), lots of fruit and salads, and non fat frozen yoghurt. Saul Zambrano, who drives in Class 11, doesn't have a special race diet, but he does try to watch what he eats. He doesn't smoke, and doesn't drink alcohol often, and tries to eat less junk food. He's also watching his weight, which he thinks helps his endurance. For exercise, Saul rides his mountain bike a lot, to keep loose. And he rides a Quad, saying that a big part of his fitness program includes getting away from the race car and its needs occasionally. He also says that he thinks riding both the bike and the Q .uad helps build his endurance for long driving stints. Larry Ragland puts a lot into his physical fitness regime, starting with about 12 hours a week of exercise, which includes climbing a small mountain in his neighborhood, Squaw Peak, every other day. He also works out with weights, and does aerobics for his legs. "I really watch what I eat", says Larry, explaining that he's on a very low fat diet, made up primarily of fruit and veggies. And he carbohydrate packs ( eats hearty meals, consisting mainly of carbohydrates) starting four days before each race. Larry explained that he started doing that about 15 years ago, while he was still racing motorcycles. Then he, too, drinks a lot of fluids while he's racing. Ragland doesn't eat fried foods, and he does his own juicing. He told us that for breakfast he juices fresh veggies and fruit, and throws in practically any fresh produce, mentioning carrots, potatoes and bell peppers as just some of the possible ingredients. Our brief sampling of successful off road racers seems to indicate that physical well being plays an . important part in their successes. Every one of them takes some time from his hectic schedule to do some form of exercise, and most of them are careful about what kind of food they consume. Smoking seems to be a no~no, and indulging in alcoholic beverages is an infrequent thing. For this particular sampling we caught mostly truck drivers. That was just an accident of timing. The buggy racers just didn't wander by that morning. We'll try to find out the secrets of their successes for a later issue of Dusty Times. Check Out the DUSTYTIMD Special Gub Sub Offer Call (111) 119·5600 ot write DUSTYnMIS 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 -Agowe, eA_ 9-138t June 1991 Trail Notes ••• THE MTEG SEA TILE EVENT coverage will be in the July issue. The early results show that Rob MacCachren scored his first main event stadium win at the Kingdome, taking the lead in the Grand National Truck main late in the race and holding on to victory. It was also the first stadium triumph for Ford since 1986. Walker Evans was second in his Dodge, followed by Roger Mears, Nissan, Greg George, Chevy, and Glenn Harris, Dodge. Larry Noel won the UltraStock main event in his VW Corrado followed by Tommy Croft and Lloyd Castle in Jeep Cherokees. The Colorado gang topped the Super 1600 action as Danny Rice won over defending champion Mitch Mustard, while Frank Arciero Jr. was third, all in Chenowths. Rory Holladay took the Super lite win over young Jimmie Johnson and Rennie Awana. LONDON-SYDNEY MARA THON REVIVED -The ultimate adventure in rally/ race activity in the future could well be the revival of the London-Sydney Marathon in 1993 which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1968 event, the first of the transcontinental marathons. This milestone in motoring history was described then by the man who created it, Sir Max Aitken, as "the unique motoring adventure". The 1993 event will be for pre-1968 cars. In 1968 98 cars from 14 countries started from the Crystal Palace cheered away by a record crowd of 50,000 enthusiastic spectators. The route ran across Europe to Istanbul, through Iran, Afghanistan and India to Bombay and that took a mere eight days of non-stop motoring. Only 72 of the starters made it to Bombay where they boarded a boat for the 13 day trip to Fremantle in Western Australia. It took only three days to cross Australia in an epic run which decimated the field. There were only 55 finishers in Sydney. The winner was Andrew Cowan partnered by Colin Malkin and Brian Coyle in a Hillman Hunter. Second was Paddy Hopkirk in the BMC 1800 Landcrab co-driven by Alec Poole and the late Tony Nash. Third went to the Aussie trio oflan Vaughan, Bob Forsyth and Jack Ellis in a Ford Falcon. Roger Clark had been the hero of the event leading all the way in his Ford Lotus Cortina until the very last day when a broken rear axle dropped him to tenth place. Cowan, Hopkirk, Vaughan and Clark have all agreed to take part in the 1993 event, and they will wear numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. Cowan will drive the original Hillman Hunter, and Vaughan his Ford. Hopkirk's car is in a museum, so he will have a fresh ride, and Roger Clark will drive a replica of his works Ford Lotus Cortina prepared by David Sutton. The '93 event will follow the original route as far as eastern Turkey, then go into the Soviet Union across the Caspian as far as Tashkent. At this point 68 cars will be air lifted to Delhi, where the original route will pick up to Bombay, and then the cars will be air lifted again to Perth in Western Australia. Unlike the original which was virtually a non-stop run, the '93 event will stop every night, run at a gentlemanly pace with one competitive stage each day. It will start in the spring and probably take 13 days to Bombay, then six days across Australia. Total time, with lay days in Bombay and Perth, will be about 23 days. A gala black tie dinner at the Sydney Opera House overlooking the harbor is planned for the survivors. If this adventure appeals to you and you have the time and the money, the entry fee will be around 12,000 English pounds, including all air and sea travel for competitors and their vehicles and all hotel accommodations. The entry will be limited to 80 cars, all pre-1968 models. Get full information by writing London-Sydney Marathon, John Horton, P.O. Box 200, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, England, B75 7TR or phone 021-378-2828 or Fax 021-378-0500. BADLANDS BAJA SNOWED OUT - In an ironic twist by capricious Mother Nature, the HPORRA season opener, the Badlands Baja 100 was snowed out on April 6 at Wall, South Dakota. The race was held in February for a few years, and had snow from time to time, but the race always went on as scheduled. This past winter saw light snow in the area, but the first of April all the pent up snow fell at once in the heaviest snowfall of the entire season, making it impossible to even reach the race course, but the moisture was needed in Dakota. The race will run later in the year; but the season opener was on May 18. THE STODDARD VALLEY CLEANUP in the Mojave Desert near Barstow, has been dubbed Operation Desert Sweep and it happens on June 1 and 2. Race groups such as AMA District 37 and La Rana Desert Racing, plus Desert Race Support have pledged people to help, plus the Boy Scouts, the American Legion, Army units from the National Guard and Fort Irwin and a wide variety of other groups from shooting clubs to the City of Barstow have given support to this project, with people and vehicles. Material support has been supplied by American Honda (trash bags); Budweiser, Coors, Millers, and Coca Cola have supplied drinks and Desert Disposal will supply the trash bins. Staging will be at Sidewinder Road off 1-15 at 0900 June 1. More help is needed. To get more information contact Jim Moses or Jack Waldron at(619) 256-2729. 6-50 CLUB POINTS • With three of the nine eligible points events over for 1991, the results from the SCORE San Felipe 250 didn't have much effect on the general standings. Frank Snook added to his leading margin, now holding 135 points by virtue of his second place finish in Class 1/2 in Mexico. Corky McMillin is second on points at 99, and he was fifth in Class 1/2, while the Class 1/2 winner at San Felipe, Walker Evans is now in third spot with 88 points. His fellow Dodge driver Rodney Hall is fourth, with a third in Class 4, with 79 points. William Church is next tied on points at 63 with John Thul and Danny Letner has 53 points, all in Class 1/2. LeRoy Van Kirk is next at 43 followed by Larry Smith, 42, Tom Martin, 39, Ed McLean, 37 and Jim Summers, 36. We will have a full report after the SCORE Baja Internacional in June which is close to the half way spot in the 6-50 points contest. Remember all eight SCORE-HD RA desert races are tallied as well as the SNORE 250, and you get points for starting. MICHELIN TIRE to support Pro Rallies. The Michelin Tire Corp. will support both the National and Divisional Pro Rally competitors this year with the Michelin Cup Awards totaling $15,000. Rally Tires will be sold by two dealers,John Buffum on the East Coast in Vermont, and Chad DiMarco's Sube Sports in California. The Michelin Cup has been structured to reward drivers in the lower seed groups. The program awards $100 to the top finishing Michelin equipped team in seeds three through six at each National event. In addition, a year end prize will be paid to first place, $ 1000, and second place, $500, to the Open, Group A, Production GT and Production class National points finishers. Winners of the Divisional year end runoffs who use Michelin tires will receive $800 for first, $500 for second, and $200 for third place.lJlr' Dusty Times

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la Rana D ;i,~~ert Racing Lucerne Valley Jam 200 "•• JUNE 21 -23 ' 1991 JOH . NSON VALLEY OPEN START/FINISH AREA OFF OF CAMP ROCK Ro ENTRIES AD -----..:~~A~R~ElLJI MITED II ____ G......::ET:....!Yi~o~u'l!R.EJtiJ[R' :..:. TRYIN Mow,,,,, --····· -A TION HOLIDA y INN --.:.a. D R ~ONTINGENcy FRIDAY J.UNE 21 AT THE --V TOR HORSEMANs CENTER IN ------=-· ~UNO,t..y JOorn --Y' "SEE You THERE1'/// APPLE VALLEY ---.J.:oo TO 10:00PM --For Entry,:. LA RAN. 0rms or R ~ DESERT RA':;e lntorrnat1on C 22769 Chamb~ZG PROMoT,o"':Js Moreno Val/ Y Dnve (714) 92 ey, CA 4-2226 IIFGoodrich T/.4 Tires _1997 RACE DATES l June 21-23 1991 UCERNEv · Lucerne Va All LLEY •200• ey, CA August 23-25 199 L MINI BAJA '40~• ucerne Va// ey, CA Octob er 4-6 1991 CALIFOR Rid NIA '200' gecrest, CA Novemb er 22-24 199 HIGH DESERT ' 1 Lucerne Vau 250' (Double p . ey, CA omts Race) -

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1991 Happenings ••• September 28, 1991 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, USA A.D.R.A. American Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 274-0010 July 6-7, 1991 High Country ( 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 June 14-16, 1991 Gnost 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 Winnebago 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) 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) 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 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, WIS4520 (715) 478-2115/ (715) 47_8-2688 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 Quartz Hill, CA 93536 (805) 943-7358 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Mike Gibeault 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (619) 375-8704 June 8, 1991 RallySprint Glen Helen OHV Park San Bernardino, CA July 12-14, 1991 Prescott Hillclimb Prescott, AZ CUSTOM WHEELS Landing Gear for the 901s! Page 6 Ultra Wheel's President Jimmy Smith, and co-pilot Dennis Rogers made a perfect landing at this year's Parker 400. Of course, they were riding on the first and only domestic manufactured wheels to use steel inserts for a safe and secure attachment of wheel to vehicle. Ultra Wheel. .. dedicated to producing the finest wheel products available at a competitive price. CUSTOM WHEELS 1 2350 Edison Way, Garden Grove, CA. 92641 June 1991 September 14-15, 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. B.ox 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 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 Vlll 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 OHV 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 Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 ( 404) 253-1033 June 23, 1991 SO mile 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 915 So. Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (313) 665-0358/ (313) 996-9193 GREAT PLAINS OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Keith Koesters 4605 N. 130th Circle Omaha, NE 68164 ( 402) 496-0846 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 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 Dusty Times

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June 22, 1991 Pierre Baja Pierre, SD August 17, 1991 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD September 21, 1991 Deadwood Off Road 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 staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB Randy Chamberlin 835 Wawn Road Kamloops, B.C. V2B-6N3 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 June 21-23, 1991 Lucerne Valley 200 Johnson Valley, CA August 23-25, 1991 Mini Baja 400 Johnson Valley, CA October 4-6, 1991 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, MI July 7, 1991 Big Rapids, MI July 22, 1991 Gladwin, MI July 28, 1991 Mason, MI August 1, 1991 Sandusky, MI August 20, 1991 Kalamazoo, MI August 22, 1991 Ludington, Ml August 31, 1991 Oneekama, MI MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION Keneth Coleman 742 E. Roosevelt Road Ashley, MI 48806 ( 51 7) 838-4483 ( A II events at Mt. Pleasant Speedway) Dusty Times MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino D-1 El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 594-8266 All D~ert 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 Jack Rabbit 150 Night Race July 13, 1991 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 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 June 22, 1991 Los Angeles Coliseum Los Angeles, CA NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION 1184 2 Jason Court Madera, CA 93638 (209) 486-4590 or (209) 266-5558 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-IC0 (613) 332-4363 OUTLAW MINI STOCK RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 204 Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (213) 375-4570/(213) 719-7036 PAC OFF ROAD RACING P.O. Box 323 Seahurst, Washington 98062 (206) 242-1773 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 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 November 8-10, 1991 Mazda Coachman Stages Olympia, WA SCORE Score International 31125 Via Colinas, Suite 908 Westlake Village, CA 91362 (818) 889-9216 June 7-9, 1991 Baja Internacional Ensenada, BC, Mexico November 7-10, 1991 Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC, Mexico December 7, 1991 Off Roadsman Awards Banquet Los Angeles, CA SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Qµebec, J6N 1A3, Canada (514) 692-6171 SCORE SHOW Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Ed Stotereau P.O . Box 25148 Anaheim, CA 92825 (714) 938-4155 S.C.T.A. Southern California Timing Association Jack Kolan (619) 292-4444 June 1991 ,norc ••• TRAIL NOTES. MINT 400 TO BE REVIVED? Bill Kiser and Ron Feiss of Las Vegas 400 Inc., owners of the "Mint 400" name, in association with Baja Promotions (Lou Peralta and company), have just announced that the annual classic is back for 1991, with a return to the original concept as a non-points race. All classes of off road vehicles including motorcycles and A TVs are invited. Plans for the race call for a late November or mid-December date, so it won't infringe upon other organizers events or their individual points championships, as most series will be over by then. Ron Feiss, who is also the chief financial officer of the Binion's Horseshoe Club and Bill Kiser, associated with Walt Lott and the final couple of Mint 400 events, say they want to bring back the original Mint 400 "like it used to be! " a real happening. They plan to bring back some of the traditions like the jacket for every entrant, Mint 400 belt buckles and other souvenirs and one-of-a-kind finisher pins. According to the press release the return of the event has met with very positive approval by the association of downtown hotels which will share all the activities connected with the race. For example registration will be in one hotel, the drivers' meeting in another hotel, and the awards in yet another hotel, plus the special welcome parties, VIP and press functions, etc. will be in another place. The plan is to have tech inspection and contingency row on Fremont Street, of course. It all sounds interesting, but one wonders how big an entry fee it will take to supply the goodies and hire the course workers from someplace and pay for all the logistics of such a race as well as the prize money. How they are going to find a date between the SEMA Show, the rodeo (that fills hotels in Vegas), the SNORE Showboat race, and the HDRA-SCORE Banquet in Los Angeles this year, is going to be quite a job. Stay tuned for more news as it comes out from the hotels. LA RANA DESERT RACING set a record for them with a whopping 136 cars starting at the Spangler 150 race in early May. It ~as almost too ~any_for the course formerly used for motorcycle racing but It worked out Just fme. · Keith Jackson won overall in his Raceco, foll?wed in by Bud Felkamp w~o gave all his children a ride in the four seater, both m Class 1 /2. Steve McMullm w~n Class 1-2-1600, and almost overall, and Jim Fishback Jr. was a_close secon1 m class. Gary Johnson and J.D. Ward triumphed in Class 10 with Glen Elh?tt right in their dust. Peter Swift topped Class 5 just ahead of Ed Pauley, and Rich Persch won 5-1600 with Allen Bowen second. Brian Coats took the Class 6 title in a Camaro, while Mike Duncan won the Class 3 honors. Danny Hunter won the big Class 9 followed in 50 seconds by James Clements. Art Becker too_k 2WD mini trucks and Turbo Lamke won Class 7 4x4. Tom Coon got his tattered Ford home for the Class 8 win, and Larry Adams was the Cl~ss 11 winner. Scott Sells won Stone Stock in his Toyota, and Fox Shox' Michael Dawes won Odyssey honors. We'll have full coverage of the race m the July issue of Dusty Times. CLASSIC ROAD RALLY POSTPONED. Put your plans to participate in the American Heritage Classic Road Rally on hold for 1991 is the word from Terry Bassett, SCCA Vice President of Rally /Solo. The route, the workers, the social activities were all in place, but the potential sponsors had yet to be.signed, so the Rally has been postponed until next year. It is scheduled for June 27 through July 5 in 1992, and will cover 8,000 miles and offer challenging time, distance sections for the competitors. Check it out with SCCA in Denver. BUZZ BOMB 150-Tim and Mike McDonnell took the overall and Class 10 victory at the FRT Buzz Bomb 150 late in April. Taking second overall was the 1-2-1600 of Robert Lofton and J.A. Ashley. Brian McDonnell was third overall and second in Class 10. Todd and Stuart Teuscher were second in Class 1-2-1600 and fourth overall. Lynton Draper came all the way from South Africa to win the Unlimited class in a Raceco and place seventh overall; he was followed by Larry McCallum and Russell Winkler. Ben Abatti Jr. took the Class 8 victory and eighth overall followed by Jody Mason, both driving Fords. Jamie and Todd Pankratz won Class 5. Jack Hettinger and Steve Reynolds took Challenger honors followed by Hector and Danny Ledezma. Dwayne and Damon Smith won Class 100 while Steve Johnson and Mike Douthitt were second. James and John Woodruff triumphed in Class 5-1600 followed by Ed Orozco and Rick Fouquette. Lloyd Riggins won Class 7 and Todd Fantelli and Ted Burchell were second. Watch for Judy Smith's in depth coverage of the Buzz Bomb in the July issue of Dusty Times. LATE PRO RALLY NEWS Defending Subaru Chamrionship Pro Rally Group A titleholder Chad DiMarco and co-driver Erick Hauge won the second event in the SCCA Pro Rally Series, outright, and took Group A honors in the Subaru Legacy at the Tiadaghton event in Pennsylvania early in May. Tim O'Neil and Martin Headland were second overall and in Group A in their 4WD VW Golf. Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley were third overall in the Mitsubishi Galant and won Production GT class, and Lawler now leads the points standings after two rallies. Open Class winner and fourth overall was the Audi Quattro of Frank and Dan Sprongl. The close battle in RallyTruck class went to Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt, GMC Sonoma, over Gary and Judi Gooch, Toyota SR-5. The other class winners include W .G. Giles and Richard Smith whose VW GolfGTI was tenth overall and the Production class winner, and Henry and Cindy Krolikowski won the Divisional category in a Dodge Shadow. We will have a full report on the rally next issue, but meanwhile Round 3 runs May 31 to June 2 in Wellsboro, PA. ARMOR ALL Products recently came on board the SCORE-HORA desert series as a sponsor of the series for the 1991 season. Under the arrangement, the top two competitors displaying an Armor All decal in each of the series' 15 car/truck classes will receive a car care kit from Armor All. Each kit includes Armor All Protectant, Car Cleaner, Car Wash and Car Wax. Get the details from SCORE Contingency Director Charlie Englehart and the decals at the upcoming Baja Internacional. MORE RALLY NEWS • SAAB has a full contingency program in various SCCA and IMSA series including the SCCA National Pro Rally series. In the Pro Rally Series Saab offers $200 to the highest finishing Saab, $150 to the second highest finishing Saab and $100 to the third highest finishing Saab. In addition, Saab drivers placing in the first three places in their classes are eligible for $250 for first in Class, $175 for second and $100 for third. Then if a Saab driver is in the first three places overall the bonus payment is $250 for first, $175 for second, and $100 for third. Plus, if you drive a 900or 9000Saabyou get an additional $50. Page 7

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Night racing is back ••. 4 p.m. Start! 20th Annual July 6,1991 We've made racing the Fireworks 250 easier. Technical Inspection, Contingency, Registration, and the driver's meeting on Saturday morning with the race Saturday afternoon and evening. For tnore Infortnation and entry fortns contact: 12997 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada 89124 HD (702) 361-5404 FAX (702) 361-5037 5th race of the HDRA/SCORE desert series.

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We have a . class for you ••• All classes of pro and sports-111an Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and ATV's. 4th Annual August 9-10,1991 We've made racing the Nevada 500 easier too. For those who race for the fun of it but are on a light budget the new car & truck sports-man classes will help out. A $240 entry fee includes insurance, land use fees, etc., etc. We'll even pay back the total entry fee to the winner of each class. For ntore Infortnation and entry fortns contact: HD 1299 7 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada 89124. (702) 361-5404 FAX (702) 361-5037 . 6th race of the HORA/SCORE desert series.

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SNORE June 22-23, 1991 TORA June 22-23, 1991 December 2, 1991 Southern Nevada Off Spring Run 101 Truck Racing Association Virginia City 200 Road Enthusiasts Crandon, WI Ray Carney, Director Virginia City, NV January 6, 1992 P.O. Box 4394 (715) 478-2222 7 Prutell Drive July 28, 1991 February 3, 1992 Las Vegas, NV 89106 Apalchin, NY 13732 Prairie City SVRA Park (702) 452-4522 July 6-7, 1991 (607) 625-5676 Sacramento, CA (All events at Speedway r 17) Fox Riverfest Challenge July 27-28, 1991 Depere, WI August 31-September 1, 1991 Midnight Special Dick Shinnick UORRA Yerington/VORRA 250 FIA WORLD RALLY Las Vegas, NV (414) 468-8042 United Off Road Racing Association Yerington, NV CHAMPIONSHIP September 27-29, 1991 Lee Ellis October 20, 1991 P.O. Box 211 June 1-6, 1991 SNORE 250 (414) 469-1120 Dunellen, NJ 08812 Prairie City SVRA Park Acropolis Rally Jean, NV July 20-21, 1991 (201) 752-0299/(201) 359-2745 Sacramento, CA Lagonissi, Greece December 6-8, 1991 U.P. Off Road 100 (All races at Trailways Speedway, WESTERN OFF ROAD June 28-July 3, 1991 Showboat 250 Bark River, MI Hanover, PA) RACING ASSOCIATION New Zealand Rally Las Vegas, NV Dave & Joyce Vandermissen 19125 -87A Ave. Auckland, New Zealand (906) 466-7494 VENTURA RACEWAY Surrey, British Columbia, August 30-September 1, 1991 Business Office V3R 5X7, Canada July 22-28, 1991 SHORT TRACK Brush Run 101 2810 W . Wooley Road (604) 576-6256 Argentina Rally OFF ROAD Crandon, WI Oxnard, CA 93035 Buenos Aires, Argentina ENTERPRISES (715) 478-2222 (805) 656-1122 May 26, 1991 August 20-26, 1991 S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Kamloops, B.C. Canada Tom Schwartzburg September 14-15, 1991 June 1, 1991 June 8, 1991 1000 Lakes Rally 2620 West Washington Midwest Points Championships Class 10 Buggies Hannagan Speedway Jyvaskyla, Finland West Bend, WI 53095 Oskosh, WI June 29, 1991 Bellingham, WA September 19-22, 1991 (414) 334-3858 Terry & Bev Friday Class 10 Buggies June 29, 1991 Rally Australia (414) 688-5509 or 688-5511 Perth, Australia August 3, 1991 Hannagan Speedway October 13-18, 1 99 1 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD Class 10 Buggies Bellingham, WA DRIVERS ASSOCIATION September 7, 1991 July 27, 1991 Rally de Italia Terry Wolfe Sanremo, Italy 7839 W . North Avenue TEXAS OFF ROAD Class 10 Buggies Hannagan Speedway October 27-November 2, 1991 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 GRAND PRIX October 5, 1991 Bellingham, WA Ivory Coast Rally (414) 271-3575/(414) 257-0422 Short Course Racing Class 10 Buggies August 3, 1991 Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Texas Style Hannagan Speedway May 25-26, 199 1 Class 10, Sportsman, Challenger October 26, 1991 Bellingham, WA November 10-14 , 1991 Memorial Day 100 Mike Bernardo Class 10 Buggies Rally of Spain Lake Geneva, WI 1606 Lancelot Circle August 17, 1991 Catalunya, Spain Terry & Karen Wolfe Grand Prairie, TX 75050 November 23, 1991 Hannagan Speedway (414) 257-0422 or 271-3575 (214) 855-2232 Class 10 Buggies Bellingham, WA November 24-29, 1991 Tom & Ruth Schwartzbutg December 7, 1991 August 31, 1991 Lombard RAC (414) 993-4416 June 9, 1991 Nottingham, England John & Phyllis De Young July 14, 1991 Class 10 Buggies Hannagan Speedway (708) 857-7101 VORRA Bellingham, WA ATTENTION August 11, 1991 Valley Off Road Racing Association September 15, 1991 RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS June 8-9, 1991 September 8, 1991 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Kamloops, B.C. Canada List your coming events in DUSTY Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race October 13, 1991 Sacramento, CA 95838 Tl MES free! Send your r 99 r schedule as Antigo, WI (916) 925-1702 soon as possible for listing in this column. Joe Servi (All events at -WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS Mail your race or rally schedule to: . (715) 623-5015 Stephenville, Texas Speedway) May 25-26, 199 1 2939 E. Grovers DUSTY TIMES, 533 r Derry Ave., Suite · Tom Schuh Yerington/VORRA 400 Phoenix, AZ 85032 0 , A goura, CA 91301. (715) 623-7875 Yerington, NV (602) 971-3730 DESERT_ RACING M O T O R SPORTS .A) / ~ B) DESERI RflCINCi C) DESERI R_fiCI NG MOTOR SPORTS M O T O R SPORTS DESERI R_fiCINCi D) MOTOR.PORTS E) SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! GET YOUR OFFROADER DRESSED .RIGHT WITH DESERT T'z 1991 T-SHIRT DESIGNS Page 10 . • 100% Cotton Beefy-T's w ith pocket (Full color graphics on white. sizes Med .. Lg. & X-Lg) • Classic coyote embroidered poplin hats (Red. blue. black & silver-gray) ORDER NOW FOR FAST SHIPPING. (Team designs available upon request) June 1991 DESERTrz ORDER FORM: SHIRTS: SIS.00 EACH· HATS: s12.oo EACH • PRICE INCLUDES U.P.S. SHIPPING • PERSONAL CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS -OlY \mE ~IZE'I CAP <" nR """ ► Tnr.a1 SUI TOTAL SALES TM TOTAL NO COD'S NAME --------------CA RESIDENTS ADD 6'/,% TAX ADDRESS--------------CITY _____ STATE ___ ZIP ___ _ SEND ORDERS TO: DESERT rz 27324 CAMINO CAP!STRANO #172-175. LAGUNA NIGUEL CA 92677 .Dusy Times

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SCORE TECATE SAN FELIPE 150 Larry Ragland And His Class 8 Truck Get The Win By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. . -~--- : .-. ~-~l, -. ~ Larry Ragland was the big winner at San Felipe in the Class 8 Chevrolet, taking both the Class 8 and overall titles by just three minutes, and he accomplished a real "first", the first car class vehicle to beat the best motorcycle ·time and he did it by about seven minutes. Gradually picking his way Road. through a long line of Unlimited The Zoo Road became the Class cars, Larry Ragland moved course for a couple of miles, but at steadily past his competitors m MoreliaJunction the racers the SCORE San Felipe 250, to turned northward, heading down earn the overall win faster than the old trail to Diablo Dry Lake, the bikes, with his Chevrolet out across the lake, and up almost pickup. Ragland averaged a to Highway 3 in Matias Wash. At speedy 61. 73 miles per hour over that point the course made a sharp the 219 mile course, a big step up turn, and headed southeast, along from the 56.10 mph recorded by the pole line road, and through 1990 overall winners, Brian the mini summit, and back down Collins and Jack Johnson in their to the Zoo Road. It then repeated Porsche powered Chenowth itself, except that at Morelia Buggy. Junction the route bore left, and i:=or 1991 the race was similarto gradually southward, to Huata-last year's, and ran in a sort of mote Wash, where the direction criss-cross pattern that crowded changed to eastward. Nearly at the the total mileage into a compact end of the wash the trail turned piece of Baja that allowed for easy north again, and followed an old access to the course at most race course back up to the points. Starting at the arches at southern edge of town, where it the entrance to town, the course wandered a bit, through some soft wandered through the dump, terrain, and finally came back to then headed north, across Zoo the arches and the finish. Road, and crossed Highway 5, 17 There were 172 starters this miles into the race, to pick up the year, down from 220 in 1990, notorious Beach Road, which gets continuing the pattern, begun at rougher and less popular each theParker400thisyear,ofentries year. At El Chinero the course being lower than last year's. The crossed back over Highway 5, and weather was dear and warm, with picked up the route heading west cooling breezes on both Friday that goes into Borrego, where it ( contingency day), and Saturday, crossed Highway 3, and then · while the Gulf Coast of Baja turned east, paralleling the looked its very best, decked in highway, and headed down the springtime green, with blazing wash, almost to 3 Poles, where it ocotillo blossoms and a brilliant turned south all the way to Zoo acquamarine gulf as a backdrop ;~,-~~ ~ . ., ... ,. lli for all the race activity. The course was dry, most of the rainstorms having missed this area completely, and it looked as if dust could be a worry, should there be no breeze. The starting o_rder for the classes was 1/2, 8, 10, 5, 1/2-1600, 6, 3, 7, 7 4x4, 7S, 4, 5-1600, Mini Mag, 9, and 11. There was a 10 hour time limit for all classes, and to make it possible, the Class 11 entrants were directed to bypass the loop up to Matias Wash and back, thus briaging their total mileage down to 158. Pre-running, as always, was allowed on this course, and there were also many locations for pits and/ or spectators, although the Zoo Road, a high speed graded road, was declared closed to spectators for the duration of the race, in order to prevent a possible mix of race and·non-race traffic. Motorcycles and ATVs started their day about two hours before the cars, and the first four wheeled vehicle with a cage took the green flag at 8:30 a.m. That was Danny Foddrill, in Jerry Finney's Porsche Chaparral, and· hot and heavy behind him was a crowd of off road's finest, including right in back of him, Bill Church in his Class 1 /2 Chevy truck, a relative of Ragland's Rob MacCachren has the handle on the big Venable Ford now, and he dogged the winner all the way, finishing second overall and in Class 8 by merely 3 minutes, 13 seconds. 1 ' It was a real truck show a°ithe finish as Walker Evans flew his big Class 8 type Dodge to the Class 1 /2 victory and third overall, taking the class lead after the halfway point and winning by about nine minutes. steed. Also pushing hard were both Mark McMillin and his dad, Corky, in their Porsche powered Chenowths, Danny Letner in a Porsche Raceco, Jack Johnson in the Class 1 Jeep, Jimmy Smith in his Porsche Chenowth, Eric Arras and Frank Snook in their Raceco, and Walker Evans in his Dodge truck. Foddrill held on to his dust free point position, while others experienced trouble early in the day. Johnson lost a piston about three miles into the race, and Corky McMillin, trying to stay out of the dust, got confused by the multitude of roads on the beach area, and lost time finding his way back to the course. Bob Richey, in his Porsche Raceco, was overheating right away, and Troy Herbst broke a distributor cap on his Porsche Chenowth, and had to wait for a replacement part. Troy's brothers, Tim and Ed, in another PorscheChenowth, broke a snap ring, and their axle popped out. About 50 miles into the race Church had to stop to replace his transmission, but Foddrill carried on, and Letner gained on him some, while Doug Holloway's Corvair powered Chenowth was crowded into the shrubbery and ended up parked in a tree. And Mark McMillin lost a good bit of time when he broke the first c.v. of his off road racing career. Foddrill continued to stay in front through the halfway point, while, behind him, Frank Snook lost his power steering, and Ron Gardner's Chevy powered Chenowth was engulfed in flames, and all but one tire and wheel burned, as Ron, unharmed, flew off in a handy helicopter to get his trailer. Tom and Steve Martin were put out when their Pontiac powered Raceco was hit by a pit vehicle, but Glenn Harris was having a smooth day in Michael Gaughan's Porsche Chenowth, and Jimmy Smith wasn't having any problems either. Evans' truck stalled every time he stopped at a check, or braked really hard, and he had a broken header, but he was moving fast. Foddrill had to cool it a bit to get across the dry lake, but Letner had dropped back with a flat, and no one was close behind him. Still, his pit crew radioed that he should pick up the speed a bit, and he did as they said, and soon found himself without a trans-mission. Now the front line battle belonged to Evans, Smith, Harris and Arras, who'd got back in when Snook wore out from driving with no power steering. Corky McMillin was also catching up. Tom Schilling did a little crowd control and gardening in his Toyota Jimco ·usa Dickerson and Scott Cameron had a slim early ead n Class , ew and had a tight fight which he did win for the Class 10 title, and he also woes and Lisa crossed the finish line the class winner, ninth overall, the first Evans was the first in the class to cross the finish line, and was dearly the winner, but the next few came in so close together that a casual observer couldn't be sure who'd earned what finish position. Arras and Snook, who'd had a flat about 12 miles from the finish, were declared second place, and were two minutes and 25 seconds ahead of Smith, who was 9/lO0ths of a second in front of Harris, who had Gaughan's son, Brendan, as navigator for this event. In fifth place it was Corky McMillin, and his co-driver, finished eighth overall. lady car class winner in a very Jong time. Page 11 June 1991 Dusty Times

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;:::_i~~C~ · « = Jimmy Smith sailed his Chenowth Porsche to third in Class 1 /2 and fifth O/A and had no real troubles, finishing just over two minutes behind second place. In one of the closest finishes in desert racing Glenn Harris, with Brendan Gaughan riding in the Chenowth Porsche, was fourth in Class 1 /2, sixth O/A by a mere 9/ 10 of a second. Tom and Bob DeNault have a brand new Mirage for Class 10 action, and they had spark plug woes but still finished close in second by five minutes. Brian Ewalt, just 3.4 seconds later. The Class 8 trucks had been second to start, and for much of the race the lead trucks were mixed in with the Unlimited Class traffic. A pair of favorites, Brian Stewart in his Dodge and Scott McMillin in his Ford, were out earlv, Stewart with motor failure and McMillin with a blown rear end. But Larry Ragland ran with no serious troubles, and behind him was Rob MacCachren, in his Ford, also having no major troubles. Dave Shoppe, in another Ford, lost his rear shocks, and ran without their assistance for some distance, while Dave W esthern , also having shock troubles on his GMC, stopped for a while to let someone pull a bunch of cactus spines out of one of his hands. David Bryan, in a Ford, found himself adding water over and over again, but he kept moving forward. Ragland broke a shock, and he stopped to have it taken off, but, nothing else went wrong until, as he came into Villa del Sol, he nearly ran out of gas. He kept twitching the steering wheel to make the truck rock from side to side, which sloshed fuel over the pickup, and kept the truck running until he got to his fuel pit. Ragland and MacCachren charged hard, but Frank Vessels, who was teamed with Shoppe for this race, lost time when a fan blade came off and holed their oil coole r . And Westhern's co-driver, Randy Salrnont, had the misfortune to hit a buggy that was coming back onto the course, and the buggy's cage holed the truck's radiator. It didn't do the buggy any good either. Ragland sailed on uneventfully, but MacCachren lost a few minutes when he had to turn around to backtrack a bit to return to the course, after wandering down a side trail along with a couple of Class 1 / 2 cars. Larry Ragland took his first overall victory since '86, with just three minutes and 13 seconds on MacCachren, who was second overall, his best finish since he began driving the Class 8 truck. In third it was Shoppe and Vessels, finishing an hour and a half later, followed by Westhem and Salrnont in fourth, and then Bryan. No other trucks made it in. The Class 10 cars started next, and Doug Fortin, Jr., was one of the first out of the race, when the motor in his Chenowth caught fire. He put the fire out, but there was enough damage that he was finished. Mike Withers was also out early, his Toyota Raceco suffering major battery problems, and Steve Myers, in another Toyota Raceco, lost a piston early in the day. But a close race was progressing along the trail, led by Torn DeNault, in the DeNault family's new Mirage, Craig Watkins and Steve Sourapas, in a new Toyota Jirnco , and Tom Schilling in another Toyota) irnco. Also in the running were J irn Kirk and J irn Pierce, in their Funco, Richard Ybanez and Jeff Q _uinn in a Raceco, R ick Romans and Barry Cavanaugh in another Raceco, and Mark Fry and Mike Sandoval, Jr., in still another Raceco. John Kelly and Don Weiser , in a Toyota Raceco were running well for the first half of the day, while Javie r Cevallos an d Vicente Serrano, a Tijuana team, in a J irnco, kept losing belts and pulleys. Through the double pit area it was a close three way race for the lead, as Schilling accomplished what SCORE's officials hadn't been able to do, and cleared out the spectators parked on the outside of the turn. He did it by the simple expedient of missing the turn, and driving out amongst 'em, making them see the error of their ways. DeNault, who later said he'd "never lifted" on the beach road, had the lead, but lost power on the Diablo Dry Lake, and thought he'd lost a cylinder. It later turned out to be a broken spark plug, but at the time it worried him, and he backed out of it a bit, trying to conserve the motor and get to the finish line. The Sourapas/Watkins car continued to do battle with Schilling until it, too, had a small problem, when the wiring loom, too close to som ething hot , burned up. Sourapas then had the best k i n d of luck, w h e n a · Plowing the silt a bit the Raceco of Frank Snook and Eric Arras was a close second in Class 1 /2 and fourth overall despite lacking power steering. Dusty Times spectator appeared, big tool box in hand, complete with wire ends and tape, to help him put it back together. He went on, without his power steering, heading towards the finish. Meanwhile, Schilling, determined to get there first, got a bit over anxious and plowed into a tree, filling the cab of the car with spiny branches, which he had to stop and toss out. And he did get the win, but only by a ,nargin of four minutes and 49 seconds. DeNault was second, and Sourapas and Watkins finished third 1 7 minutes later. Kelly and Weiser, who'd apparently had major problems, were fourth, over two h ours la t e r , followe d in by, Cevallos and Serrano, who were fifth, and the last Class 10 car to make it in. Class 5 was small for this race, with only eight entries. Trouble started early for some of them, 1 including Rudy Cortez, who had radioed for his pit crew by 10 a.m., and Michael Jakobson and Ron Jerhkovak who'd cracked an oil cooler, and had to stop to replace it. At mile 87, the lead belonged to Scott Cameron, who was driving Lisa Dickerson's new car, while 1 Lisa rode in the passenger seat. In 1 second, only two and a half minutes back, it was Hartmut Klawitter, still driving his old convertible. Then there was a gap of nearly an hour, and along came Doug Dawson and Mark Bowman, and 18 minutes later it was Greg Vaughan and Val Dodd in their sedan. Lazaro Cardenas and John Grimes were also still running, but further back yet. And Lyn Mocaby was so far down that he was the last moving vehicle on the road for a while. The duel at the front continued, and neither car experienced any real trouble, though Dickerson's car popped out of gear now and then. She took over the wheel at the halfway point, and Cameron rode in the passenger seat, while Hartmut's brother , Wolfram', drove the second half of the race in their car. Dickerson brought the car in to the finish first for the win, just four and a half minutes in front of the Klawitters, and ninth overall. The Klawitters were 11th overall, and it was over two hours before the next finisher, Jakobson and Jerhkovak, got the checkered flag. Cardenas was then fourth, a half hour later, while Vaughan and Dodd managed fifth place, and no others came in. In Class 1-2-1600, troubles started early, when Dave Bufe's Neth hooked b umpers with another car just four miles into the race, and he lost 15 minutes getting untangled. Torn Burns, in a Miraco, got to C heck 1, and discovered his battery was gone when the car stalled and he had to have a push to get going again, and Vic Calderon, in aJirnco, broke a June 1991 front shock. good day. Larry Smith and John But Willie Melancon, in a Kennedy, in their MECO, were Mirage, was having no troubles, running well also, and Burns had and didn't even have any dust, as caught up with the group. he charged down the course, Melancon continued to run followed closely by Larry Martin, trouble free, without even any in his NRW. Running third was flats to slow him down. His most Craig Deardorf, in a Raceco , . exciting moment came when, just whose oil gauge wasn't working, before the finish, he hit a booby so he kept stopping to check the trap jump built by the spectators, oil, just in case. At mile 87, and flew a long way. But he Cameron Steele came along next, suffered no damage in the landing, then John Marking in a Jirnco, and came on in for his win. It was who'd been stuck in a tree and seven minutes before McClune tangled up with a Class 5 car early and Valentine came in, reporting inthe day.MikeMcCluneandJoe only one flat all day, discovered Valentine were right there with when they were making their them. in their Raceco, having a , driver ,tr'· This is the system run by most off road race winners TRl•MIL BOBCAT· CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS .--...16 g 2740 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234-9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 13 . , I

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~ """""'~ Steve Sourapas and Craig Watkins had their Jimco running well .. ,,,,., :1;":' ~ with some wiring problems, but they came in to finish a good third in Class 10 action. Hartmut and Wolfram Klawitter kept the winning Class 5 in sight all day, driving their older car they took second easily, just 4½ minutes out. Mike McClune and Joe Valentine reported no problems save one flat on their Raceco as they charged around the desert to second place in Class 1-2-1600. :~~~ ~ Willie Melancon drove alone in his spiffy Mirage SS, had no problems at all but plenty of challengers, but he led Class 1-2-1600 most of the way and won one of the bigger classes by well over seven minutes. "r change. Marking was third, at the first road crossing. And only 21 seconds later, while Evan Evans, who had brought his Cameron Steele, who'd had to Elazer out for its first race, broke run on a flat for 10 miles, was his steering by Check 1 and by the fourth, a minute and 21 seconds time he got it repaired, it was too later. Qeardorf finished fifth, his late to go on, as the checkpoints nervous pit crew glad to see him were starting to close. get there, because they'd sent him Mike Lesle led the race, already out on his last section with dry in front at Borrego, in his Jeep, c.v.s, not wanting to take the time and still in front at mile 87, with to change them. Steve and Bob Ball second in their Class 6 was the next batch to GMC Jimmy. Running behind start, unusually far up in the them was John Swift, in his Ford staging. It proved to be a hard day Explorer, who was having serious for the group, with more failures problems with his shocks. The than finishers. Right off the bat, remote reservoirs for the shocks, John DeVito and Brett Wade mounted near the rear: window, were out, their Blazer inoperable blew up, and spewed hot oil all West Coast Distributor fOfl HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL OUR PRICE $_695.00 GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY Per Set 2 Ratio's Available NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102 702/873-1002 McKenzie Performance Products 2366 East Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 92800 714/441-1212 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 14 of the overheating, he got stuck. And while McDonald struggled, Darren York's Ford lost a steering box 20 miles into the race, and he got that fixed, only to break a left front coil spring at Villa del Sol. York fixed that also, and hustled on down the road. John Swift had shock problems all day long, maybe flying like this was the reason, but at the flag he was the winner and only survivor in Class 6, driving the Ford Explorer. Meanwhile, Simon got almost halfway around the course, but then, in dust in the pit area he slammed into Mike Lesle, who was stopped on the track. The impact tore off the front shocks, broke the steering box, ripped the right front end off the car, bent the left front end under the car, broke the frame, tore off the passenger side door, and slightly injured Simon's passenger, Ed Frisk. Simon was in the pit for a long time, while York went into the lead. But York's troubles weren't over, and he broke the right front coil, before he got over the difficult "mini-summit", and had to travel 15 miles with a collapsed front suspension. After that his race was fairly uneventful, and he got back to the finish line in time to take the win. Simon, still without a door on the passenger side, and looking patched together, was second, an hour and 20 minutes later, followed in by McDonald, 17 minutes behind him. over the interior of the cab, onto Swift and his navigator, Dino Pugeda. For an instant they thought they had a fire. But when they calmed down and saw what it really was, they found they had a big mess, with oil all over the inside of the windshield and their visors. Besides the shock prob-lems, they lost an alternator, but they had no flats. Lesle was the first car into the pit area, but he passed his pit, and when he realized what he'd done, he put on his brakes, and then backed up toward the pit. But in the meantime, along came the Simon and Simon Class 7 4x4 Ford into his dust, and, never even seeing him stopped on the course, plowed into the Jeep. Both trucks suffered extensive damage, and Lesle was finished for the day. None of the occupants of the trucks were seriously hurt. Swift struggled on, and made it to the finish line to get the win, saying he'd be surprised if any other cars in his class made it. And they didn't. Class 3 was made up of only four entries for this event, and the Nissan driven by Mike Lund was out early with a blown motor. But the other three carried on. Curt LeDuc and Russell Winkler, in a Jeep Cherokee, had a flawless day, never needing to stop for anything, and were even able to set a moderate pace for the latter part of the race, ensuring a safe arrival at the finish line. Behind them was Dan Smith, in his Ford Bronco, who'd actually been in front of them at Borrego. But then Dan peeled a tire off a wheel by hitting a ditch too hard, and when he moved off course so he wouldn't be an obstacle, he buried the Bronco. It took him a long time to get moving again. LeDuc and Winkler took the win, :with Smith second a half hour later. Dale White and Terry· Wilde, in a Chevrolet Blazer, finished third, another half hour back. In Class 7 it was a bad day for Manny Esquerra, who lost two June 1991 cylinders at mile 30, when the air cleaner fell off and the vent tube on the carburetor broke and was sucked down into the engine. He ran on four cylinders for the rest of the day, finding it hard to get moving again after each stop at a checkpoint. Scott Douglas, meanwhile, had some carburetor trouble with his Jeep Comanche (he still doesn't have his new Class 7 truck) and also had to I change an air cleaner, and then he got stuck "big time", according to Walker Evans, whose shop built 'the truck. But Roger Mears, in the Nissan, had to weld a brake caliper at Borrego, and then had no more problems. Roger is enjoying the added horsepower that's legal this year, and says it has "brought the fun back". He finished first to take the win, 28 , minutes ahead of Esquerra, who was 20 minutes in front of Douglas. In Class 7 4x4 the lead was in the hands of Paul Simon, in the family Ford Ranger, and he was having no problems. Behind him Jerry McDonald's Chevy started overheating right off the bat, and he started adding water. Then he broke an upper balljoint, which he says hasn't happened before, and it took an hour to fix it. Then, because he'd lost his 4WD and had to run ~t a slow pace because Class 7S had a good race at the front of the pack, with the lead trucks often in sight of one another, and the lead changing hands from time to time. In front on the road was the team of Terry Brown and Bill O'Brien, in their Ranger, who had approximately a four minute lead at Villa de! Sol. But chasing hard behind them were Chuck Johnson and John Johnson, in another Ranger, who were keeping a wary eye on their engine oil temperature, as well as finding that their gearing was wrong, and they couldn't pull high gear. Spencer Low was running hard, back in his old truck, after deciding that his new Nissan wasn't really race ready, and Willie Valdez was hard at it in his !1-ew ~anger, but was destined Curt LeDuc and Russ Winkler won Class 3 in the Jeep Cherokee, having a trouble free day for a change, and LeDuc celebrated immediately his first desert victory by dancing on the Jeep's roof. Dusty Times

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to be slowed down by three broken leaf springs. Jerry Whelchel, in a Toyota, was having a good day, his only problem being a cracked visor. He switched to a helmet with a good visor, which didn't have a radio in it, and Jerry found he liked all that silence, and says he's going to stick with a non-radio helmet, and let his passenger do the communi-cating from now on. Low had the lead at mile 87, but only minutes later he detected a bad vibration in the rear of his truck, and ended up replacing the rear end. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen, in a Toyota, found that their outdated small motor wouldn't keep up with the front runners, although they kept moving along, with no big problems. The lead trucks moved on down the course, none of them troubled by flats, and all running within about four minutes of each other, according to Whelchel's scorekeepers. At the finish line it was Brown and O'Brien in first, but while they were still shaking hands, Whelchel came in, close enough to beat them on elapsed time and take the win by a margin o f 53 seconds. Brown and O 'Brien held on to second, and Johnson and Johnson were third, three minutes later. Low, who'd been without power steering for 150 miles, finished fourth, followed in by Valdez. The Class 4 trucks all had to struggle to make it in. Steve Kelley had the early lead on his Chevy, with David Ashley second in his Ford F-150. Having a harder time of it, Rod Hall was driving his old Dodge truck, left over from three years ago, still anticipating the day his new one will be completed, while Timmy Pruett started out with the transmission running hot in his Ford, and then lost his brakes at mile 60. Kelley led until about mile 132, where an upper control arm broke in two. His crew had to build a new one, and it took them three hours and 23 minutes to complete the job. Meanwhile, Ashley went on in relatively untroubled style, needing only a quick battery change, until about seven miles from the finish line. Then he got stuck, and when he set about digging himself out, he kept his helmet on, until he found himself overheated and ill. He lost a half hour there, and kept expecting to be passed by one of the others, but they were all involved with their own troubles. Ashley crossed the finish line, helmet-less, and with his fire suit tied around his waist, in first place. Pruett made it in 25 minutes later, followed by Hall, and then another two hours later, Kelley. That's all there were. In the 5-1600 class it became a two car race for the lead early in the day. Darryl Cook and Tom Neth were nose to tail, looking, according to a passenger in another 5-1600, like "two Baja Bugs mating" as they went down the road. Rich Fersch found that he'd set the rear end of his car too stiff for whoop-de-doos, and there were miles and miles of them on the course. Danny Ledezma had some electrical problems, and some of his wiring burned, while Vince Alcouloumre and Mike Moline, who drive the Bug with the surf board on top, rolled over and dented the surf board. Neth hung grimly on to the Dusty Times Roger Mears had a little brake trouble with the Nissan, but nothing more, and he enjoyed the added horsepower legal this year in Class 7 so much that he won the class by a hefty 28 minutes. back bumper of the Cook car, and when Wayne took over for Darryl, he tried just as grimly, to shake him. He gained a little, but then came up against a Class 4 truck that was moving slower than he wanted to, but he wouldn't move over to let Wayne pass. Finally, the determined 5-1600 driver had to hit the Class 4 :a: II I !." 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John Marking got his Jimco stuck in a tree early in the race, but he came back strong and finished third in Class 1-2-1600 by a mere 21 seconds. Dan Smith led Class 3 in the early going, but he later got the Ford Bronco well stuck in the sand, but got moving again to take a second place finish. Paul and Dave Simon looked great here and were leading Class 7 4x4, but later an accident by a pit area nearly destroyed the Ford Ranger, but they got it running to take second in class. break, while he was at the front of the pack, and then watched the front end collapse and launch him into an endo described by a witness as a "spectacular pirou-ette". While he made repairs, the rest of the class went by. Larry Plank, an ex-quad racer, had a smooth day, and made it to the finish first, a rear that went flat at the finish being the extent of his problems. He was a full hour in front of Bristing, and his brother Steve, who made repairs in time to finish second, and last. Scott l Steinberger had given it a good Jerry Whelchel and Dan R_eynolds score_d the Class 7S win for Sage Council try, but lost his motor at mile 190. in the Toyota SR-5, _running up front with the leaders all the way, and they The Class 9 folks put forth an reported no mechanical trouble at all en route. exceptional effort, and 14 out of i;r the last 15 minutes or so, fourth it was the Ledezmas; Mario the 19 entries made it back to the came in soon enough behind him and Danny, and Mario had driven finish. They didn't have an easy to beat him on time. In fact, Neth the last four and a half miles with a time of it however, and for had just over two minutes. Then broken rear trailing arm. starters, Ray Miller broke a Cook had 18 minutes on Fersch, In the Mini Mag class Frank spindle on his Chenowth, while who was tirt>ct in thirrl -,n,:i ;-o_, __ ,_ - - v a r_ight front shock Joel Stankavich and Mike Currier I UILi:I A -Winning Tradition In Off-Road Racing Bilstein gas pressure shock New Applications absorbers were first introduced to the Dimensions Valving American market in off-road racing in el!1:1H2, l2~11s.cl12Sl20 ~111.~211. B~~.l~2m12, the late 1960's. Over the past 20 AK1310 3/4"shaft 36.02 X 20.86 150/50 years, more off-road races have been 15. 15 inch travel won on Bilstein than any other shock AK 1320 3/4" shaft 33.00 X 19.48 170/60 absorbers. 13.5 inch travel Today, with their proven record of performance, Bilsteins continue to be AK 1330 3/4" shaft 27.00 X 16.88 255/100 the choice of serious off-roaders who 10. 11 inch travel coil over run to win. Now Available -Repair and Revalvlng Services. found that the suspension on their two race old Raceco wasn't quite right; they kept pitching to one side. Daniel Mora and Eric Fisher also had suspension troubles, and Roy Prince, in a Chenowth, broke a shock, and it took out his brakes, causing a big loss of time in the pit. Hector· and Oscar Ledezma broke a rear shock after passing Borrego, and while up at the front of the pack, and had to stop to repair that. Meanwhile Miller, his spindle fixed, broke a torsion bar, and stopped to fix that. Arturo and Armando Tiznado, in a Jimco, ran a clean race, and had the lead half way through the day. But Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault, in their immaculate Jimco, were also having a clean day, and were right up there with them. Also running well was Kevin Conlin, who'd dusted off a mid-engined Sandwinder that hadn't raced in several years, and even with no pre-run, was making good time down the course. Ledezma was running up near the front of the pack again, after repairing his shock, but then the center broke out of a wheel, and he lost some more time. Miller, after fixing his torsion bar, broke a spring plate, and started in to repair that. Richardson and Perrault really · poured on the gas, and got the checkered flag first, to take the win by just under two minutes. The Tiznado brothers were second, saying the course was much rougher than last year, and Conlin finished third, just under two minutes behind them. In fourth it was Billy Kem and Pat Smith, in a lopsided ORBS, which had broken something in the rear suspension about 10 minutes before the finish. They were 17 minutes back, and fifth place, Stankavich and Currier, were just under two minutes later. Miller struggled all the way around the course, and finished last, 14th, in eight hours and 10 minutes. In Class 11 last year's champ-ions, Saul Zambrano and Howard Anderson were off to an uncertain start when Anderson rolled the car while coming out of the dump. All the rest motored on smoothly, while Anderson headed for his chase crew, and some body work. The fenders were pushed into the tires, they'd lost all but one light, the roof was flattened, the windshield broken, and the front beam was bent. They kicked out the windshield, and then took out the rear window, to allow the dust to blow through, took off the front fenders, and straightened the beam some with a big jack. By now they were the last car on the road - almost. In the meantime, Martin Garibay had a small carburetor problem, which cost him about """""'fq,ts'\'f""""Y"''''''%t!;~W .-. . .+. dt."" . ~b._, __ ,_ :.i.. -~ ~;,. J David Ashley got his first victory in the Class 4 Ford at San Felipe, and his only down time was for a new battery as he motored to victory, after getting stuck near the finish. •F~~ A' Contact: Motorsports Department BILSTEIN CORPORATION OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road, San Diego, CA 92121 • 619/453-7723 For additional technical information and a complete catalog send $2.50 Tom Neth won the basic two car race with the Cook brothers in Class 5-1600, and although he had steering trouble 15 miles out, Neth hung on to win the class by about two minutes. Page 16 June 1991 Dusty Times

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10 minutes, but otherwise had no trouble, and Erny Martinez was having no problems at all. The three man team of Eduardo Mayoral, Jose Pimental, and Alfonso Lacarra had a bent axle, but it caused them no trouble, and they ran smoothly also. James Pierce and Bill Bryant were one of the few teams to have a flat, but then they'd settled into a good run. Mayoral, Pimental and Lacarra ran out of gas as they came in to Zoo Road, but they got some from a spectator, and lost only a few minutes. But, meanwhile, at the back of the pack, Anderson got lost coming into Borrego, and then got stuck in a soft spot when he tried to turn around. By some stroke ofluck, Lyn Mocaby, in his Class 5 car, was coming behind them at the time, and he was kind enough to help unstick the Class 11 car. The three lead cars had a generally uneventful day, and Garibay got to the finish line to take the win in five hours and 10 minutes, for an average speed of "" "i:: ... .,...,..., .... --~ '!. ~·" '<". :,..· . .,, '1-,.. • "' -• ...:· _ •• , •• l. _,_.~ Larry Plank, an ex Quad racer, who obviously understands bike engines, won the Mini Mag class again, and his only reported trouble was a tire that went flat at the finish line. What timing! 42.5 miles per hour, which is good and fast for a Class 1 1. In second it was Lacarra, Mayoral and Pimental, just 10 minutes later, followed in, 23 minutes further back by Martinez, who used up two navigators, Rogeleo Rivera and Miguel Leon B., on his .,. trip to the finish. Pierce and Bryant were reported stuck, about five miles from the finish, and didn't get in for another two hours, while Zambrano and Anderson, fighting with a faulty fuel pick up in their new fuel cell, and an oil line that sprouted a - -.,~ Rich Richardson and Doug Perrault had a clean day in their always fresh looking Jimco, were in the lead pack from the start and led the Class 917 car field across the finish line to another victory. leak, were another hour back, a celebratory fashion, as racers and very late fifth place. support crews enjoyed the The race was officially over mellow atmosphere, and relished before dark, and the long, balmy the fact that the racing was all over San Felipe evening stretched out for the day. It had been a sprint, beforetheracers.Gallonsofbeer, easy for some, but highly tons of shrimp and mountains of competitive for most, and for Coco-Locos were consumed in once i;..-Terry Brown and Bill O'Brien finished first on the road in Class 7S, but they were second on time by just 53 seconds in their tidy Ford Ranger. Chuck Johnson and John Johnson had the wrong gearing in their Ford Ranger, but they kept rolling along and finished third ih Class 7S by 3½ minutes. Timmy Lee and Randy Pruett grind out of a soft ditch in the Ford on their way to a strong second place finish in the trouble plagued Class 4 ranks . • ower . It starts with Toyota Motorsports'Contingency Award Program. Ifs Toyota's way to show their commit-ment to off-road racing. And they're putting their money where their mouth is. Toyota-powered SCORE-HORA and MTEG finishers are To""\IOT A eligible to win contingency money From Toyota Motorsports. All I ' I jlilll classes of SCORE-HORA receive $2,000 for first and $1,000 m e>t~-for second. The overall 4-wheel vehicle gets a $3,000 bo-nus. The HORA or SCORE World Champions get $3,000 for first, $1,500 for second. First and second place in the MTEG Ultra-Stock and Super 1600 classes ~ get $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.* ., ~ Ifs cash thafs there for the taking. And FAT Performance can be your ace in the hole. : We can get you much closer to that first or second place • win. Have FAT design the perfectToyota combination for " you. More than two years of dyno and racing develop-ment work on Toyota powerplants puts us way out in front of the pack. Whether ifs an Unlimited 3.0 V6, 16-valve 1600cc Class l O (short course and desert), Classes 7, 7S or 7-4x4, we're the ones. PERFORMANCE One glance at our Toyota win results proves our point: declared 1990 SCORE/H DRA Parker 400/Class 1 o l st: Jim & Mike Zuponovich 2nd: Ray Croll, Tom Day San Felipe 250 l st: Ray Croll, Tom Day 2nd: Gary & Dick Weyrich MTEG San Diego/Super 1600 1 st: Greg George Baja 500 1st: Ray Croll, Tom Day Fireworks 250 1st: Jim & Mike Zuponovich 1989 SCORE-HORA Milestone Award Winner Jim Greenway Willow Springs-HORA Class l l st: Jerry Welchel Stadium l O l st: Greg George MTEG, Las Vegas l st: Jerry Welchel MTEG, San Francisco 1st Jerry Whelchel engine builder of the year Baja 1000 1st: Greg Hibbs/Mike Falkosky For your FAT Performance Catalog, send s5 to FAT Performance, Dept. OTT, 1558 N. Case, Orange, CA 92887 or call (714) 637-2889 • Subject to change. To be eligible, you · must pre-register with Toyota Motor-sports. Call Greg Glander 213-618-5328. Dusty Times June 1991 Page 17

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Gorky McMillin and Brian Ewalt lost a little time on th·e beach road, but they finished fifth in Class 1 /2 and seventh overall. Michael Jakobson and Ron Jerhkovak cracked an oil cooler on the slick Baja Bug, but got it fixed and finished a good third in Class 5. Manny and Tudy Joe Esquerra had a bad day with the Ford Ranger, losing two cylinders early on, but they were second in Class 7 anyhow. • ~ Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont were flying high here in the GMC, later had a collision and were delayed, but took fourth in Class 8. John Kelly and Don Weiser brought their Raceco from Tucson to do battle in Class 10 and despite troubles en route they got fourth in class. Page 18 Cameron Steele ran on a flat for miles, but still finished close in fourth in Class 1-2-1600, about a minute out of third place. Lazaro Cardenas and John Grimes had all their troubles early, but got fixed up well enough to finish fourth in Class 5, but well back. Spencer Low had an early lead in his older Class 7S Nissan, but then had to change the rear end, and dropped to fourth in class. Kevin Conlin brought an antique Sandwinder to race in Class 9 and surprised the skeptics by finishing a close third in the class. Craig Deardorff stayed with the leaders in Class 1-2-1600 all the way to the finish line where he took fifth place, a couple minutes back. Mario and Danny Ledezma had their woes in Class 5-1600, and finished with a broken ·rear trailing arm, but were fourth in class. Dave Shoppe and Frank Vessels had shock trouble, holed an oil cooler, but still finished third in Class 8 in the Ford F-150. Billy Kem and Pat Smith broke the ORBS' rear suspension ten miles from the finish, but they got it home to place fourth in Class 9. '\,1-: ~ _..,,,,.<.ot Alfonso Lacarra and Jose Pimentel were close to their Mexicali base, and the team took a good second, by ten minutes, in Class 11. June 1991 : .... -~~·· Frank and Steve Bristing broke a shock and did a big endo early in the race but they got fixed to finish the race second in Mini Mags. Dusty Times

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Wayne, Darryl and Al,m Cook almost had another 5-1600 win in their new Baja Bug, and they were first on the road all day and at the finish, but ended up second on time. Defending points champion Rich Fersch drove all the way and · Arturo and Armando Tiznado had the Class 9 lead midway in the got tired, but he held on in the rough going to finish well, third in fray in their Jimco, but they ended up second by a scant two Class 5-1600. minutes at the flag. ;::;;;::;;;::;;;::;;;::;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;::;::;::;::::,._;;::;:::::: r;w-there was time to enjoy. --- - --------,,--------------SCORE SAN FELIPE 250 • Results Even the competition Review Aprll 5-7, 1991 Board had a relatively easy job the # Pos. Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Time 0/A next day, since there were only Class 1/2- Unlimited Single & Two Seat• 28 start -11 finish two or three items on the agenda, 120 1 Walker Evans Dodge 3:40:51 3 none of which required a lot of 115 2 FrankSnook/EricArras Raceco 3:49:57 4 discussion. TheAwardsPresenta, 110 3 Jim Smith Chenowth-Porsche 3-52·22 O 5 · · · tion would even have been on 130 4 Glenn Harris/Brendan Gaughan Chenowth-Porsche 3:52:22.9 6 b r h f h S d 122 5 Corky McMillin/Brian Ewalt Chenowth-Porsche 3:52:57 7 time, ut 1or t e act t at un ay 1607 1625 2 1624 3 Classl-2-I600-I600ccRestrlctedEnglne-24start-20finlsh was the first day of Daylight Willie Melancon (solo) Mirage SS 4:22:12 13 Saving Time, and someone had Mike McClune/Joe Valentine Raceco 4:29:35 15 forgotton to "spring ahead". Still, John Marking/Scott Reams Jimco ss 4:29:56 16 it wasn't very late, and the setting 1623 4 Cameron Steele Unknown 4:31 :17 19 was congenial, around the pool at 1604 5 Craig Deardorf/Elias Marana Raceco 2 seat 4:33:45 22 the Las Misiones Hotel, which 349 1 302 2 301 3 Class 3 • Short WB 4X4 • 4 start• 3 finish had been race headquarters. For Curt leDuc/Russell Winkler Jeep Cherokee 4:21 :56 12 Dan Smith/Mike Bakholdin Ford Bronco 4:50:02 30 the most part, a good time was Dale White/Terry Wilde Chevrolet Blazer 5:25:12 47 had by all. Class4-longWB4x4-4starP4finlsh SCORE travels right back ,~: \_ 404 1 David Ashley/Dan Smith Ford F-150 4:54:36 31 down to Baja, to present their .'t~.,. 401 2 Timmylee&RandyPruett FordF-150 5:19:52 42 June7,8and9Bajalnternacional, Martin Garibay scored his second series victory at San Felipe, fixed a pesky carburetor along the trail, but drove the shortened course in very good time to win by over an hour. 400 3 Rodney HalVJim Fricker Dodge PU 5:31 :00 51 the next event on the SCORE/ 402 4 Steve Kelley/Ben Metcalf Chevrolet K-1500 7:17:10 89 HORA calendar. Class 5 • Unlimited Baja Bug • 8 start • 5 finish 506 1 Lisa Dickerson/Scott Cameron Baja Bug 501 2 Hartmut & Wolfram Klawitter Baja Bug 548 3 Michael Jakobson/Ron Jerhkovak Baja Bug 507 4 Lazaro Cardenas/John Grimes Baja Bug 503 5 Greg Vaughan/Val Dodd Baja Bug 558 553 2 550 3 560 4 559 5 618 701 700 2 703 3 727 1 721 2 726 3 725 4 723 5 762 1 760 2 761 3 802 1 806 2 804 3 Class 5-1600 • 1600cc Baja Bug • 19 start -11 finish Tom Neth/Craig Richards Baja Bug Wayne, Alan & Darryl Cook Baja Bug Rich Fersch Baja Bug Mario Jr. & Danny Ledezma Baja Bug Steve & Tim Lawrence Baja Bug Class 6 • Production Sedan & Utility - 7 start -1 finish John SwifVDino Pugeda Ford Explorer Class 7 • Unlimited Mini-Midi Pickup - 6 start • 3 finish Roger Mears/Tony Alvarez Nissan Hardbody Manny & Tudy Joe Esquerra Ford Ranger Scott Douglas Jeep Comanche Class 7S • Stock Mini-Midi Pickup -12 start - 8 finish Jerry Whelchel/Dan Reynolds Toyota SR-5 C. Terry Brown/Bill O'Brien Ford Ranger Chuck Johnson/John Johnson Ford Ranger Spencer low/Paul Delang Nissan King Cab Willie ValdeztGil Divine Ford Ranger Class 7 4X4 -Stock Mini-Midi 4X4. 3 start • 3 finish Darren & Doug York Ford Ranger Paul & David Simon Ford Ranger Jerry McDonald/Jeff lewis Chevrolet S-1 O Class 8 • 2WD Standard Pickup -12 start • 5 finish Larry Ragland/Ivan Scoppettone Chevrolet Rob MacCachren/Mike Schoffstall Ford Dave Shoppe/Frank Vessels Ford F-150 810 4 Dave Westhem/Randy Salmont G.C 808 5 David Bryan/Debbie Keefe Ford F-150 Class 9 • Restricted Buggy -17 start -14 finish 900 1 Rich Richardson/Doug Perrault Jimco 2 seat 912 2 Arturo & Armando Tiznado Jimco SS 914 3 Kevin Conlin Sandwinder SS 996 4 Billy Kem/Pat Smith ORBS 2 seat 999 5 Joel lee Stankavich/Mike Currier Raceco 2 seat 1001 1 1006 2 1003 3 1008 4 Class 10 • Unlimited 1650cc -16 start• 5 finish Tom Schilling/J,m Beeson Jimco 2 seat Tom & Bob DeNault Mirage 2 seat Steve Sourapas/Craig Watkins Jimco 2 seat John Kelly/Don Weiser Raceco SS 1014 5 Javier Cevallos/Vincente Serrano Jimco 2 seat Class II • Stock VW Sedan • 7 start • 5 finish (shorter route) 1197 1 Martin Garibay/Erick Del Peral VW Beetle 1103 2 Alfonso lacarra/Jose Pimentel VW Beetle 11 02 3 Erny MartineztRoselio Rivera VW Beetle 1199 4 James Pierce/Bill Bryant VW Beetle 11 00 5 Saul Zambrano/Howard Anderson VW Beetle Class Mini• Mag • 5 start • 2 finish 1299 1 Larry A Plank/Larry W Plank 1202 2 Frank & Steve Bristing Mini Mag Mini Mag Starters Cars - 172 Finishers Cars - 100 Finish ratio -58.1% Starters Bikes - 42 Finishers Bikes - 36 Finish ratio -85.7% Race Distance - 219 miles -Time Allowance - 10 hours No interim times available for scoring the non-finishers 4:14:20 9 4:18:55 11 6:28:06 74 7:01:39 82 7:32:32 92 5:05:38 36 5:07:42 37 5:25:30 48 5:44:26 57 5:52:25 60 7:36:20 93 4:30:02 17 4:58:57 34 5:18:57 41 4:42:21 25 4:43:14 26 4:46:53 28 5:12:49 40 5:24:35 46 6:01:38 64 7:20:29 90 7:37:27 94 3:33:51 1 3:37:04 2 5:08:24 38 6:26:08 73 6:34:24 76 5:21 :45 44 5:23:42 45 5:25:35 49 5:42:18 54 5:45:07 58 4:11:52 8 4:16:41 10 4:33:32 21 7:04:30 85 7:13:40 87 5:10:34 5:20:54 5:43:27 7:46:16 8:42:41 4:57:57 33 6:05:01 67 Absolute Fast Time Overall - Larry Ragland, Class 8 Chevrolet - 3:33:51 • Fast Time overall - Motorcycle - Larry Roeseler -Kawasaki - 3:40:04 •Toe first time in desert racing when a car or truck has beaten the bikes on time. 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Gordon Scott, of Portland, OR, had a good run in his Jeep keeping the leader in Pro 4x4s in sight all the way. He got close on the final lap but had to settle for second, 2:52 minutes down. Joe Kellogg and Don Paxton were the early leaders in Sportsman Heavy Metal in their first time out in the Mitsubishi 7S truck, but broke the rear housing on the fourth lap." Gary Johnson chased the Sportsman Buggy class leaders all day, staying close in the two seater, but he finished second by just 42 seconds at the checkered flag. PAC/YOKOHAMA/TRICK M.LLICAN VALLEY 150 Francis and Scahill Earn Their Second In A Row T.:xt & Photos: Len Day Almost dustless and with just .a little warrnq, but one never the right amount of wind made knows what will happen in this for almost perfect racing condi-spring-time race at an elevation of tions at Millican Valley this past 4200 feet near Bend, Oregon. A spring. 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Page 20 for this PAC season opener didn't m ake for poor racing though . Those that clid come to compete found themselves in a very good race. The Pro 4x4 class got the first start this time by virtue of Tom Scahill Racing's overall win here last fall, in fact on this very same course. Scahill's win again at the spring race gives the 4x4s a first start again on the brand new course at Brothers to be used for the next PAC race on May 11th. A vote at the drivers meeting on whether to run seven or six laps at Millican came out with the majority wanting to run only six laps. Several entries wished they would have been able to go the full seven laps, especially Gordon Scott. Scahill lost a motor on the sixth lap and just barely squeaked out the win over Scott.· The first Pro 4x4 entry to leave at the ten o'clock start was Gordon Scott, from Portland, Oregon. One minute l::1ter the Prineville, Oregon entry of the Overall Brothers Racing Team left, followed by Tom Scahill Racing who come from San Rafael, California to compete. Only two Pro Buggies started this race and they followed the 4x4s. FirstoffwasA.J. Kielian followed by Todd Francis. Craig and Cris Overall had transfer case and front end problems right from the git-go and they didn't finish their first lap. Gordon Scott managed to stay in front through the first lap, but he was.passed by Tom Scahill on the second round. A.J. Kielian got by Scott in his Class 2 Hi Jumper and set his sights on an overall victory to gain back the first starting spot, dust free for a lap. Twenty-five miles into the first lap Kielian lost third gear, but kept up the pace. Francis was ronning good, but he had a flat midway through the second lap, which dropped him back a bit. In the meantime Scott ran a steady, fast pace, keeping Scahill in sight. On lap 4 Scahill changed a tire that felt bad, added fuel and changed to a fresh driver. Scott managed to pick up a little time, but not enough to regain the lead. Seven miles into the fourth lap Kielian managed to spin .1 renr huh off; an emergency welding joh put him hack out on the course, but by then Francis had a lead that he kept through to the June 1991 The California based Tom Scahill Racing won overall in Oregon; again in their tidy truck, but they had to work for the win on the rough course taking the Pro 4x4 honors and the overall by just under three minutes. checkered fhg. At the end of the retiring with mechanirnl trouble. fifth lap Scahill pitted taking on The Silbaughs had their share of several quarts of oil, but managed woes throughout their four to hang on for the win over Scott completed laps with two front by only two minutes, 52 seconds. . tires going flat, a broken front Kielian finished in second spot, a trailing arm and a broken steering lap down to Todd Frnncis in Pro hox. Even with their good pit Buggies. support, they didn't have enough The Sportsmnn cars, were time to catch up to the leaders. almost split evenly, with six in the Gnry Johnson chased the Warrens Buggy Cbss and five in the Heavy all day and every lap was close, Metal Chiss. The Buggies left first within seconds. Perry Warren with Perry Warren at the wheel of drove the single seater through his single seater first away. Rocky four laps and then turned the Younger left second, but soon had wheel over to his son Chris, who front su~pension problems, drove two consistent laps to pull getting in only one long lap before out the victory by only 42 retiring. Randy Silbaugh and his seconds. A proud pop gives lots wife Cathy were next awfly in their of credit to his son. Congratula-two seater followed by Gary tions to the Warren family! Johnson. John Knight took the The Sportsman Heavy Metal green flag next in his Baja Bug co-Class is growing each race and driven by Jeff Ostby. Ron Hart thanks need to be given to Tony and his son Jeff brought up the Allen for the good effort. Of the renr of this class in their Ericksson five starters, only one managed to Bullet two seater. They managed complete theirfive lap race, but at to complete one lap, but on the the end of the first lap all were second, they broke a rear trailing within minutes of each other. The armandhlewatire,puttingthem Mitsubishi 7S driven by Joe out for the day. Kellogg and co-driven by Dan Knight, running only his Pnxton, from Yakima, Washing-second race in his new Baja Bug, ton, took an early lead after completed two laps before startingfourth.DennisSmithwas Todd Francis took the lead in the slim Pro Buggy class on the fourth lap, coming back from a delay with an early flat tire, and he went on to take the class victory with no other major problems. Dusty Times

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---· -------· -------Sheriff Terry Silbaugh went fast in his new Jeep, but his pursuit of a different style ended on the second lap when he crash landed a jump and was out fo the race. Randy and Cathy Silbaugh started out well in Sportsman Buggies in their two seater, but they had big troubles with flats, steering, and a broken front trailing arm, getting four laps done. Ron Hart and his son Jeff towed south from Marysville, WA to run their Sportsman two seater, but only got in a couple of laps before going out with mechanical ills. · Chuck Arneson brought his Jeep out for his first desert race, but Dennis Smith, running in his second off road desert race, hasn't Craig and Cris Overall got off to a good start in Pro 4x4 action, but had transfer case and front end troubles right from the start, and did not finish a fulUap. after two laps he retired, figuring he needed more time to prep learned the decal business yet, and Smith was one of the most the rig for the rugged desert. heavies that failed to go the distance. secondattheendofone,followed slow after things managed to· togobutoverthetop.Therock closelv 1:-y Sheriff Terry Silbaugh wiggle loose, but he went two full split the rear housing causing it to in his new Jeep pickup. Tony I aps before stopping. Dennis split in half down the course of a mile or so. Tony Allen then doing the 200 miles in 5: 17:55. · Allen had fourth spot and Chuck . Smith pulled out of the race after--Arneson. of Brookings, Oregon. finishing two laps, with a broken was fifth. header and a transfer case On the second lap Silbaugh problem. Kellogg was turning tried to fly the Jeep over a jump good laps and seemed to have .a and crash landed rather soundly handle on the situation. Allen was on the other side. Then he spent pushing hard when he broke a the rest of the day figuring out rear drive line, forcing him to how to get the rig back on the drive with only the front wheels trailer, with no wheels nor pulling him along. On lap 4 anythingtoboltthemon.Driving Kellogg discovered a huge his first desert race, Chuck boulderhadbeendislodgedinthe Arneson found the going a bit pine forest section, with nowhere Tony Allen ran hard in the Sportsman Heavy Metal action, broke the rear drive line but carried on in front drive only to win the class, and he was the only class finisher out of five starters. ~--..,..;,~!?.-~~-~l@Jl Perry and hris Warren, father and son, made their second off road race a memorable one, both turning consistent laps in the single seater to win top honors in the Sportsman Buggy/class by mere seconds. Dusty Times managed to cruise in for the Congratulations to all, and we Sportsman Heavy Metal victory, will st.·c you at the next race. W- hen 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) 923-31,18 June 1991 Parker Pumper Helmets 2318 S. Vineyard, Ste B Ontario, Calif. 91761 • Phone (714) 923-7016 tiiSA • Page 21

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THE 39TH SAFARI RALLY IN KENYA Juha Kankkunen Wins His Second Safari Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen slide the Lancia Delta lntegrale 161/around a muddy corner in a village on their way to overall victory, and their victory margin was a husky 26 minutes. It was the second Safari win for Kankkunen, having won in 1985 also. Lancia got back on the winner's podium for the first time since last October. Sparing no effort to exploit their huge experience on this African event, they proved that here, at least, their cars are still on the pace. In taking his second Safari win with Juha Piironen navigating, Juha K:mk-kunen has now closed to within two points of championship leader Carlos Sainz, whose Toyota engine broke at three-quarter's distance after leading most of the way. However, perhaps the greatest praise must be reserved for Nissan ·who, on the World Champion-ship debut of the four-wheel drive turbo charged Pulsar GTI-R, finished fifth and seventh overall as well as third and fourth in Group N. Subaru scored their second successive Group N win on this t·vent, this time in the hands of Michael Hughes, son of a previous Safari winner, while the performance of the tiny Charades, which came 9-10-11-12 and won two classes has further strength-ened the African legend for Daihatsu. 1991 was a year of change in the Safari. Gone from office was robust but popular General Manager Mike Doughty, whose tough as possible attitudes did not sit well with FISA. In his place was the genial David Morgan, . nowadays best known as father of rally driver Lynda Hughes, who had been given the mission of making the event both privateer and FISA friendly. The visible changes favored the privateers. 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Rather than take pride in an early ahead on penalties. Getting ahead decimation of the field, the route on the road was another matter, was made progressively tougher; for that he had to wait another culminating in the roughest roads three sections until car ti 1, Jorge on the final morning of the rally. Recalde's Lancia, had a puncture. However much one assumed there was to be a straight Lancia vs. Toyota fight for victory, the arrival of the gaily colored, dumpy little four wheel drive, turbocharged N issans into World Championship rallying was what attracted the attention. In days where big is obviously best, and for a company that have enjoyed using monster cars in the past, how cou Id such sma 11 cars hope to succeed? They were called Sunny, but homologated as a Pulsar, and simply had the name GTI-R writi:e~ on the back in Kenya. .At Safari time in Kenya the talk is mainly about the weather. Easter being a variable festival on the calendar, it is an eternal subject of social debate whether the route will be wet or not. Mudmaster Bjorn Waldegard said "In all my years here I h,1vc never seen the country so dry. It has been incredibly dusty." The 1991 rally ran six rather than five days. By running directly co,1stwards after the Superspecial on Wed-nesday, it was possihle to hring Momhasa hack into the route without unnecessary disruption. Th is year there were two Superspecials, on the first day at Ngong race course, then on Thursday at Mombasa. He,1vy_ overnight rainfall in Nairobi caused people to wonder ·if we would have another mud bath at Ngong like last year, but actu,11ly the course was mostly firm though very greasy. On Etape 1 Miki Biasion had a clean run through the Super-special, while Kankkunen went off through the bales and Mikael Ericsson lost some 20 seconds. The Italian held the lead through to the first tight section in the Machakos Hills where Sainz went "I drove on a flat front left tire for 17 km; it was obviously the right thing because Carlos only passed me two kms from the control." Carlos didn't quite see it the same way. "He created so much dust · that he gave himself no chance to see I was behind. After my windscreen had been broken hy his stones, I had to push him up the back to tell him I was there." Once ahead, the Spaniard began to relax as he drove the Tai ta Hills on the way down to Mombasa. "Actually, it has been nothing so far. The rally won't even hegin until we head north from Nairohi on Friday." This was the day when Niss,1n started to learn about rallying life, the day when the works team were beaten to Mombasa by a privateer Pulsar driver in a Group N car. David Llewellin was the hare of the team, sixth fastest on the Superspecial, holding his place through Machakos and onl.y dropping one place when he left the Taita Hills region and collided wjth another competitor on the open road. It was reported that the Welsh driver was waved on by a service crew member into the path of an approaching Subaru RX Turbo, the driver of which suffered a broken leg. Blornqvist then cracked his sump, and had to add oil every ten kilometers or so until it could be changed, and also had a failure of the rear differential clutch pack, rossibly due to owrheating. Mike Kirkland was del,1yed even more. "First we had a strut seize, then far more serious, the turbo went. We tried to bypass the turbo but could not do it. so we just went slowly until it could be ch,1nged. " For M ike this all happened flt the worst possible moment, just as the team were trying to sort out the mess of Overall winners Juha Kankkunen, left, and Juha Piironen, enjoy a break time with Patrick Njiru, who was 13th overall in his Subaru Legacy. Dusty Times

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II 1~ Mikael Ericsson and Claes Billstam did well again in the Safari Rally, despite problems, taking second overall in their Toyota Celica GT-Four. • 1 Peter Hughes, left, won the rally in '64, and is now Clerk of the Scandinavians do well in East Africa. Stig Blomqvist and Benny Course, and poses with his son Michael who won Group N this Melander put their Nissan Pulsar GTI-R home fifth overall in its year in this Subaru Legacy 4WD Turbo with Salim Hajee Nissan is as serious about rallying as some firms are about Formula 1. This interior picture of a Nissan supervision right hand drive car shows the telemetry receiving equipment used to track the rally cars. World Championship debut that was not without problems. _n_av_i.:...ga_t_in...:g_. __________________ _ Llewdlin 's accident. leader Sainz. Kankkunen inherited Loo~ing good after having their third place when Recalde had two own disasters last year were more flats, confirming the Subaru. three of whom were in Argentine's worries about the the top ten. the best being Ian effectiveness of ATS inserts on Duncan. "We can't race these high speed roads. They had failed. professional drivers. so we are The first time Recalde radioed his just waiting for them to drop . support helicopter to stop with a out!" Splitting the cars of Duncan spare, the second time they and Patrick Njiru in sixth place struggled.on to an emergency was unknown driver ]as Matharu. service point nearby. The biggest all three Kenyan tea~s in Legacys. shock however, was the road Jas said "We will keep going as accident which put Biasion out. long as we can. but we have no He was about to pass a Pajero and spares if we break anything. a truck when the Pajero swerved Sadly, he was not a finisher. out instead. He immediately took Japanese driver Kenjiro Shino-avoiding action, and impaled his :uka. alone representing the Mitsubishi flag. was delayed when was a violent collision, enough to· his gearbox stuck in secon4 Long make the roll cage spring open, time hard trying privateer but he was able to drive on. Still, Yasuhiro Iwase was leading the damage made it hopeless to Group N. another Toyota think about continuing in the success: "We kept our revs down rally. when the engine started overheat-The worst dramas of the day ing, but otherwise no troubles." were reserved for when the Early Group N leader was Hiroshi drivers came back to Nairobi, in Nishiyama, Pulsar GTI-R, who the thick of rush hour, and after a actually beat the works GTI-R of violent thunderstorm had flooded Kirkland at the Ngong! Missing the roads and brought traffic to a was Rudolf Stohl. his Audi 90 stand still. Luis Moya said "It was stuck on the side of the main a big mess. We all had to drive on Mombasa road with oil pump the· wrong side of the road; we failure. shouldn't ever have to do that." On Etape 2 the long road back Good news was that the two from Mombasa was ineffectual in remaining Nissans were going rally terms: Waldegard doing the well. It was Kirkland's turn to whole route (save for the suffer rear differential sensor Superspecial) on Mombasa's tr0uble, and he also had a Mama Ngina coast road. without personally discomforting time as penalty a·t all. His efforts got him well. Why is your face all muddy, up to one minute behind the Mike? ~I was driving with my Results -1991 Safari Rally Juha Kankkunen/Juha Piironen Mikael Ericsson/Claes Billstam Jorge Recalde/Martin Christie Bjorn Waldegard/Fred Gallagher Stig BlomqvisVBenny Melander Ian Duncan/David Williamson Mike Kirkland/Surinder Thatthi Kenjiro Shinozuka/John Meadows Guy Jack/Dez Page Morris Steve Anthony/Philip Valentine Lynda Hughes/Vanessa Evans Michael HugheSISalim Hajee SF s RA SIGB s EAK EA JIGB EAK EAK EAK EAK Lancia Delta lntegraIe• A 2:07:10 Toyota Celica GT-Four A 2:33:34 Lancia Delta lntegrale A 2:46:13 Toyota Calica GT-Four A 3:56:08 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R A 5:17:24 Subaru legacy 4WD T A 5:47:32 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R A 6:04:35 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 A 7:42:35 Daihatsu Charade GTXX A 9:57:34 Daihatsu Charade 1.3 A 10:22:20 Daihatsu Charade 1.3.. A 10:3g:3Q Subaru Legacy 4WD T• N 11 :09:51 • Group winners - •• Ladles Cup winner Winner's average speed over route - 90:89 kph 57 start - 27 finish WRC Makes Championship points - Toyota 57, Lancia 54, Subaru 18, Ford 14 WRC Drivers Championship points - Sainz 40, Kankkunen, 38, Biasion 27, Eriksson &Alen 20, Auriol 17, Jonsson & Ericsson 15, Delecour & Recalde 12 Dusty Times head out the window and we went through a puddle." Is this necessary in such a high tech car? Yes, if your screen doesn't have a heater." Previously his wipers had stopped. Blomqvist reported a clear run, spoiled only by the antics of Shinozuka's chase cars which baulked the Pulsar. The Ja· had delay when an intercooler pipe came off, costing three then seven minutes at service. Iwase cured his overheating trouble, it was a faulty ~ Tuff & Safe ... Fuel Safe It takes raw determination along with the best possible equipment to finish an off road race ... and finish it safely. 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Assistant Clerk of the Course David Morgan congratulates his daughter Lynda Hughes at the finish She finished 11th overall, and with Vanessa Evans navigating the Daihatsu Charade, won the Ladies Cup. ~ fan on the Group N leader's propshaft vibration. Nissans were Toyota. Once again t~e reliability still going well. Blomqvist got up show of the Safari was with to sixth when the Duncan Subaru Daihatsu. Of their four entries, all struck a series of problems. were going, lying first and second Nissan teammate Kirkland was in two classes, and the worst seventh after Shinozuka broke a trouble so far being when Antony wheel, and Njiru lost an hour and clocked in early the night before. two places breaking a wheel and Out very early in the day was the smashing the brake and hub. The Subaru ofMatharu, with a broken four little Charades were going turbo. like trains, first and second in On Friday with Etape 3 the their two respective classes, event got tougher; by midday the despite Nishit Patel losing 20 two leading Toyotas started minutes stuck in the mud and looking shop soiled. "I broke my Lynda Hughes lost ten minutes door reversing back to a control drowned out in water. The after we had been given a wrong pressure was beginning to mount, time," said Carlos. "I had trouble however. The following morning with spongy brakes which always the cars would leave Nakuru at needed pumping and overturned 0300, once again Sainz found when I overshot a bend", himselftheonlyToyotadriverin explained Bjorn. The inversion a position to fend off the pursuing· set Waldegard back to third, and Lancias. later he lost two more places with Carlos started Etape 4 on clutch trouble. Bjorn had drawn Saturday with a 14 minute lead on level with Carlos for the lead Juha, but finished the day with when he left the road. Only this cut to four. While Juha had a Ericsson's Toyota still looked the dear run, the Spaniard lost seven way it was designed, but he had minutes and the lead on the road been slowed by brake trouble. when his suspension shed a bolt Lancia were worried, checking and his steering was bent on a whether Recalde had been driving stone. Finally he noticed a loss of too fast with his A TS tires to engine power. T awards Eldoret cause them to fail, but the datalog they changed his turbo and found showed he hadn't. Recalde had all the blades had been twisted . more trouble when oil leaking and bent, a miracle it hadn't failed from the power steering splashed completely. Recalde was passed all over his windscreen. Kank-by Ericsson, first because of a five kunen, despite eventually rising minute penalty when he was given to second place, was _slowed by a time one minute early, then Competition and Sport • ""· .:ti Kenyans Ian Duncan and David Williamson drove the best placed Subaru Legacy, 4WD Turbo, placing sixth overall, as they slide past a flame tree here and over the railroad tracks. This waterfall is one of many hazards encountered by Kenjiro Shinozuka and John Meadows as they drove the Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4 to eighth overall. when his steering rack was bent. They all stayed well ahead of Waldegard, who still had clutch trouble, light damage, and the wrong tires after a service van went off the road. Again it was Blomqvist's turn to suffer problems in the Nissan. The front driveshaft seized into the hub, the team's one remaining helicopter was dispatched to get parts and make repairs. Kirkland was content except for flats and the tires didn't work well in the mud. Michael Hughes took the lead in Group N when lwase changed his steering. Ian Duncan was going better despite brake troubles. "We knew things were going to be on our side that night when out hotel was str-uck by lightning. A lady member of our team was thrown out of her bath stark naked by the explosion. It lifted morale no end!" Njiru had a series of problems with suspen-sion, driveshatt, th·ough the tumultuous welcome he received everywhere he went kept him going. Jayant Shah went missing, his Nissan hit a train near Eldoret. The Daihatsus were now proving amazingly reliable. Only Ashok Patel had windscreen washer troubles which cost him half :m hour in the mud. The fight for the lead passed by default on Etape 5 to Kankkunen. ''We came round a muddy corner and found Carlos waving us down. He had stopped with engine trouble." A con-rod had broken, the team suspecting mud had got ·into the engine and mixed with the oil. Mikael Ericsson was now in second place, worrying spectators as he approached the early morning rest halt at Maraia! issuing blue smoke from a broken brake caliper. Waldegard finally was happy with his clutch; he rued the time lost earlier. It was Kirkland's turn to suffer: "Waldegard, us and Blomqvist were driving in a line. Bjorn is so good in mud I was content to follow his line, but Stig was impatient and wanted to get past. I pulled over but slipped off the road, and stayed there for an hour while various friends, including Stig and also a bemused Carlos (on his way home) tried to winch us, tow us and lift us. Eventually a professional mud car arrived and we were out in two minutes." All four Group N cars were running well; Michael Hughes consciously avoiding any stresses and taking all the time at service he needed, but Iwase was back in front again. Nishiyama and Kojimoto in the two brand new Pulsars had both suffered overheating due to the mud. Nishiyama reported some loss of oil pressure, but otherwise both were going fine. At Maraia] Kankkunen's lead was 21 minutes, Ericsson was some ten ahead of Recalde with Waldegard another hour behind. It meant that Blomqvist was fifth, nine minutes ahead of Duncan. Then came news of a major reroute. The whole northern loop of 230 km had to be cut out, and crews direc;ted by an alternative route towards the evening halt at Aberdare club, near Nyeri. Shinozuka had more trouble and lost a half hour, but the other top drivers returned from Maralel penalty free. Still having no mechanical trouble was Sar bi Rai in his 16 valve VW Golf. "If it -hadn't been for getting stuck a couple of hours on the stretch up to Nakuru, we would have been right up there with the Daihatsus." With the promise of the toughest section still to come, the chances of the same three drivers reaching the finish without n chnnge in position wasn't by any menns nssured. The long promised climnx on Etnpe 6 may have included some of the roughest roads of the rally, but it didn't make much difference to the event .. Ian Duncan had a hub failure which caused a few panics: Kirkland wondering if he should hnve kept up the pressure on the privately run Subaru and get nn extra place. Guy Jack in the best of the Charades was hit by Dunrnn after Duncan's delay, but it wiisn 't serious. Ashok Pattni mnJe a timing error soon after leaving the restart but it didn't mntter. What was for real was Lancia's first World Champion-ship rally victory in almost a half year. Juha said "The event hasn't changed a bit over the years; it is still just as the Safari should be!" Mikael Fricsson has now finished third nnd second in the last two Safaris, nnd although he said it isn't exactly his favorite event, he does have a future to aim for in Africa. Now the lightweight cars come out for Corsica, a more complete contrast to the Safari being hard to imagine. Cobra Seats ... designed for comfort, built for competition. Prices start at $199.95. SJi. ·. Sp,41;. RACltfGAtlO PERFORM~ PRODUCTS Page 24 Rudi Stohl and Reinhard Kaufmann did well in Road crossings can be hazardous to your the early going, but had to retire the Audi windshield in Kenya, but local drivers Sarbi Rai Quattro 90 with oil pump failure early in the and Supee Sain got the VW Golf G Tl home 16th overall. Hiroshi Nishiyama and Hiraki Suglura motor Awi Hassan and Shailen Shah didn't finish the through very California like scenery, en mute Safari, but Americans David Entz and Lyle to a third in Group Nin the Nissan Pulsar G Tl-Biddinger did, 26th in a similar Subaru. R. June 1991 Dusty Times

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THE TEXAS CHALLENGE SERIES James Marti·n Wins Round I At Notrees He was now clicking off 10:30 minute lap times, and in fact ran a 9:81 on his eighth lap that was the second fastest lap time for the day. At the end of 13 laps it was a two car race as Cecil Robertson was out and Roger Federwisch was trying to catch up on laps and time for second place. At the checkered flag James Martin in the Funco was the only entry to finish the full 19 laps, and he came away with first place and retained his points lead. Roger Federwisch finished second in his Chenowth and Cecil Robertson was third. Martin's total time for the 125 miles was 3 hours, 29.34 minutes, an average speed of 35 mph. Despite his troubles Frank Schneider won Sportsman in his Class 7. Midwest Racing's President Johnny Oldham would like to thank the volunteer workers for their time and effort at these races. Most people don't realize how much work it takes to stage and control an off road race. Without our volunteer workers it would be twice as hard to have the professionally run races that we have. If you are interested in helping at any of these races near Odessa, please call (915) 561-James Martin, with a fresh engine in 5222. Our next race at Notrees is the 125 mile run on May 11, followed by the Jack Rabbit 150 night race on June 8. GERMAN AUTO his new Funco, stayed close in the early laps, took over the lead after four rounds, and increased the lead lap by lap and he was the only one to finish all 19 laps and took the overall victory. The second race of the season is now history and it wasn't so much as who would finish first, but who would finish at all! First off the line was Cecil Robertson, and his Class 1 looked to be the car to beat this beautiful spring day. Cecil wasted no time either, setting fast lap for the day on his first lap at 9:57 on the 6.5 mile course. Next off was the February winner, Roger Federwisch in his Class 10 Chenowth; Roger's first lap was a bit long though as it took a little over an hour for him to complete it. Things didn't look too good for Roger at this point in time. James Martin in his Class 1 Funco was next to leave and he was hoping for a little luck, as he had a fresh engine after losing the rings during the first race of the season. James turned in a good first lap at 10:46 and had the Funco moving along at a good steady pace. Jim Maness was up next in the new Sprint Chassis Works 1600. This car wasn't completely ready when it was unloaded race day as the crew had worked until midnight Friday night trying to· get it finished. After a couple of suspension adjustments and a few hundred other things done, the crew pronounced that it was ready. Unfortunately, there was a minor. problem, as the car returned to the pits before having made Checkpoint l. It seems the minor problem was a major problem as holes could be seen in the bell housing. Seems an early model throw out bearing was working against a late model pressure plate, and that was terminal for Maness for the day. '~OUR OFF-ROAD HEADQUARTERS'' Frank Schneider's Sportsman car was next to depart and he looked to have a pretty good handle on the course, as he turned a very good time of 11 :36 on his first lap. It looked like Frank would have a good run in his second off road race. After three laps Cecil Robert-son was still in the lead, having run consistent laps in the ten minute area. James Martin was the only car close at this point in time, and was about 40 seconds back in his Funco. Frank Schneider was having problems with his engine and had pitted on his second lap, and his crew was still working on his car, trying to get him back out on the course. At the end of lap four James Martin had taken over the lead from Cecil Robertson, and was ahead by about one minute. Roger Federwisch was stilt working on his car and hadn't finished his first lap as yet, and Frank Schneider also had called it quits for the day. Cecil Robert-son's motorcycle powered car was starting to have suspension problems and he had a long fifth lap. James Martin was now starting to enjoy a very good lead and was ahead of the second place car of Robertson by almost 15 minutes. It took Federwisch a little over two hours to complete his first three laps, but with a five hour time limit and the other entries having their problems, he seemed to have his troubles worked out. 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GOLD COAST SNORE 1WILIGHT 100 Tommy Bradley Jr. Continues On His Overa~I Winning Streak Text & Photos: Don Dayton Tommy Bradley had a smooth race until the steering fell off the front beam, but he got that fixed, and turned up the wick on the last lap to just win the overall honors, and take an easy Unlimited class victO!Y· · . Word from some of the route,whileClasses5-1600and9 fast lap at 48:53 in the Valley competitors at the Gold Coast had just four laps to complete for • Performance single seater, and Twilight 200 near Las Vegas in an official finish. And about half was third overall. Brent Bell and the Eldorado Valley last March the field succumbed during the Darren Wilson were both in the was that they have run the race to the rocks on the dusty hunt for most of the race. For the southern section of the course trails. first three laps the top four cars (lovingly known as B.L.M. 's But it takes more than a bunch were so close that in a food fight Revenge), so much that the rocks of big rocks to slow down Tom you could have hit them all with were getting soft from being hit so Burns. In fact, if anyone knows of one bowl of bean dip. Problems often. Other drivers claimed that ANYTHING that will slow down on lap 4 dropped Darren Wilson the rocks weren't any softer, but Tom Burns (short of an anti-tank from third to eighth, with an over they were getting to know them weapon), there are a lot of 1600 two hour fourth lap, and he went by their first names. Being on first drivers who would like to know no farther. But Bell and Penning-name basis with the rocks didn't about it: Come to think ofit, there ton kept the heat on Burns all five make·them a damn bit friendlier are a few Unlimited drivers who laps, with Burns winning by about andthebiggertherockthenastier wouldn't mind if Burns backed 2 ½ minutes over Pennington, its disposition seemed to be. It is off a little. This race he not only who had four minutes advantage also a little known fact that after won the eleven car Class 1-2-over Brent Bell at the checkered dark most of the rocks double in 1600 honors by well over two flag. Bell was also fourth overall. size. minutes, he finished second Sponsored by the Gold Coast overall only 2½ minutes out of Hotel and Casino, the biggest the overall win in the Miraco. If supporter of off road racing in Las you check the lap times for the Vegas, the SNORE Twilight 200 race, you will see that Burns had had a date conflict with the the quick times for the last three MTEG Stadium race at the Rose laps, not just in 1600 running, but Bowl which occupied top Las overall, despite shift linkage Vegas racers Rob MacCachren, problems that eliminated second Brian Collins, Ed, Tim and Troy gear for most of the race. Herbst, and their crews, who Actually the whole 1-2-1600 usually run the SNORE series class was super competitive. events. Still a good entry of 37 Bryan Pennington ran a great race took the green flag in the late and kept the pressure on Burns afternoon. Classes Unlimited, 1-for the whole distance. Bryan was 2-1600, 10 and combined 7, 4 never more than a few seconds and 6 faced five laps of the rugged behind Burns, and had the class CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES 5153 BOWDEN AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117. TEL. (619) 279-2509 HELMET $195 COMPLETE SYSTEM $320 A FRESH AIR HELMET AND BLOWER AS.SEMBLY DESIGNED POR OFf<' ROAD USE AT A REASONABLE PRICE BUILT AND BACKED BY BELL HELMETS LIGHT WEIGHT-REDUCES NECK STRAlN Page 26 COOL, COMFORTABLE TERRY CLOTH LINER BLOWER MOTOR AND ASSEMBLY ARE GUARANTEED FOR ONE FULL YEAR SNELL SA85 APPROVED Danny Anderson and Michae·l Stokely ran a strong, consistent race to take fourth in Class 1-2-1600 and fifth overall. Kenny Freeman Jr., who usually runs up front, lost quite a bit of time on the first lap when he stopped to assist a racer who had rolled. Kenny is known as being a hard charger and a super competitive driver, so it surprised a few people when he stopped the inverted racers get their car back on the wheels. Even though it was his sister Bekki Freeman, doing the roll bar test a lot of people were surprised. Kenny couldn't make up the twenty minutes he lost and was fifth in Class 1-2-1600 and still claimed sixth overall. Regan and Tony Gubler folded up a wheel less than two miles from the start and the resulting down time put the team sixth in 1-2-1600, with four laps done. Billy Bryan also seemed to have problems about every lap, but he covered four, good for seventh. Not covering a single lap were Paul Kline, the aforementioned Bekki Freeman, and the team of John and Mike Gaughan and Bruce Fraley. Kline onl y made about three miles before he blew, Bekki rolled when she got booted into the boonies, and John Gaughan launched a motor on the June 1991 Tom Burns stays on form every race, and the Twilight was no exception. Tom won Class 1-2-1600 despite some serious challengers, and he also came home a swift second overall. first lap. The Unlimited Class had an unusual day. Five cars started and three of them were stil_l running at the checkered flag. Jim Barbeau was the first fatality when his motor laid down on the first lap. Pat Dean was the subject of the mos·t comment. He was running fast enough on the first lap to not just win the race, but if he'd kept up that pace he would have lapped the entire field at least once, and maybe twice. Unfortunately, his' unbounded enthusiasm rebound-· ed severely when he encountered a double ditch in the "Tank Trap" just before Check 3. According to the guys on the checkpoint, Pat did a double barrel roll, followed by a full gainer with a half twist plus a couple of things that ain't been named yet. When the dust settled, a quick survey of the damage and a brief pause to let Pat's eyeballs stop spinning, he got going again. Despite all the drama he finished the lap in second place, only four minutes behind the leader, Tommy Bradley, and with a four minute cushion over third place. Pat was able to complete two more, somewhat subdued, laps before retiring, credited with fourth in class. Charles David entered his Class 5 car in the Unlimited Class and m;iintained a good pace to get in four laps for third place. Dennis Kordonowy is one of th·e VORRA drivers who made the long drag from Carson City 1:0 race the Twilight. His car is actually a short course Class 10 they race up there in the northern wilds. Dennis claims Melvin Tom sweet talked him into racing with SNORE, and said he really appreciated the friendly people and the help he got from SNORE and from Desert Racing Perform-ance. He said he had only a few "minor" problems in the race; a brand new. headlight switch failed when turned on, causing some quick rewiring. Then a rock got into the car and knocked a fuel line loose, causing more down time. Other than that, the only other trouble he had was a circuit breaker that turned his headlights off a couple times when he wns flat out on the long power line road. With all that fun, he was still home second in Class and seventh overall covering all five laps. Speaking of fun, after Pat Dean fell out, Tommy Bradley just sort of set the" cruise control", turned up the stereo and prepared to motor sedately around for another win. That p,!itn almost Bryan Pennington kept the pressure on the leader all five laps, but his single. seater was second in 1-2-1600 by 2½ minutes and a fine third overall, setting class fast lap along the way. Brent Bell flew his 1-2-1600 nicely over the rough course, stayed close to the leader, but finished third and a keen fourth overall as well. Dusty Times

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Danny Anderson and Michael Stokely sailed through the night in good time and finished a fine fourth in Class 1-2-1600 and also took fifth overall. Kenny Freeman Jr. made an unscheduled stop to help his sister get her car right side up, but he still took sixth overall and was fifth in 1-2-1600s. Dennis Kordonowy towed south from Carson City, NV, to sample SNORE ·racing and ran his short course car, had some troubles but was second in Unlimited class and took seventh overall. Charles David entered his Class 5 Baja Bug in Unlimited Class and ran a good pace all the way, got in four laps and was third in the class. Mitch Franta and Sam Walker ran hard through the dark hours and they held second in Class 9 most of the way, and they finished strong in second. Gene Griepentrog and Kent Lothringer turned very consistent times for all four laps required in Class 9, and missed second place by just 34 seconds. -worked. The problem was, as he was sailing nlong down Centerline Boulevnrd on lap 4, the steering rack sort of detached itself from the Raceco's front beam. This required some serious down time in the pits to nail the steering brick together. When Tommy got back into the race he still hnd n bit of n cushion over second place, but Tom Burns wns in a real good position to rnkt' the overall nnd . Bradley wns not nbout to let a 1600 cnr beat him. If you substrnct the 15 or so minutes spent in the pits from his 55 minute lnp time, you'll see that Inst go around must hnve been one white knuckle bnrn burner of a lnp. Bradley pulled out the overall win with barely a 2 ½ minute edge over Tom Burns. Class 9 got off to a ronring good srnrt when Dale Looney got to "Photographers Knob", that little two bit bump about 3/ 4 mile from the start, and neglected to slow down. He hit the bump just short of escape velocity and nlthough he didn't do anything terminal. the car wns pointed in nbout every possible direction The Challengers had a good race going, led by Mike Bishop in the first half, but, Tim Crain and Dean Richner won the class once again at the checkered flag, with a six minute ,nargin. The 5-1600s suffered on the tough route, but not Reid Ferguson and his team, who led the class-all the way, had no apparent trouble, and won by about 15 minutes, a big margin for this class. Dusty Times except down the course, but he got it straightened out after mnny pictures were taken. Then, unfortunately, his trnnsmission went junk shortly thereafter, nnd he didn't complete the first lap nnd wns Inst in the nine cnr Class 9. Scott Penrce was running strong, but his right renr suspension couldn't stand the excitement of Centerline Blvd., and he pnrked it at the end of l:ip l . John Bnrtolotti disappeared into the desert on the second lap. Richnrd Sibelrud had three laps worth of trouble on lnp 1, but got going ngnin only to drop out on lnp 3, in sixth place. Mike Bishop proved thnt his 1990 VORRA Class 9 champion-ship wns no fluke by maintaining a convincing lend for the first hnlf of the race. He towed all the way from Sacramento to give SNORE racing a try. Unfortunately, his front suspension let him down on lap 3, but he was awarded fifth place. Mike Dixon had some unspecified troubles for the first two laps, then cut in the afterburner and turned the two fastest laps for the class, a 56:37 FOR SALE-and a 59:01, the oniy one in the class to get under nn hour. He was a finisher, in fourth place. Gene Griepentrog and Mitch Franta took turns running second and third. Frantn wns in front for laps 1 and 2, but at the end of l:ip 3, Griepentrog held nearly five minutes lead. When the checkered flag fl·II Franta was there first in second plan•, followed in merely 34 seconds by Griepentrog's car, now with Kent Lothringer at the whel'I, and it was dragging a brokl'n right front suspl·nsion. And in tr DAVE SHOPPE'S CLASS 8 FORD "A PROVEN WINNER, RACE READY" $135,000 FULL PRICE (obo) INCLUDES $40,000+ IN SPARE PARTS WILL CONSIDER TRADE FOR REAL ESTATE ALSO, 45' SEMI TRAILER, SET UP FOR OFF ROAD RACING. IMMACULATE CONDITION. $27,500.00 (0B0) CALL 714 654-3683 June 1991 Page 27

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Steve Meierdiercks and Dave Crawford stayed close to the 5-1600 leader all four laps, within seconds on the first two, and they took second in class at the flag. Barry Slatter started out running with the 5-1600 herd, but had many problems on the second, 4½ hour lap, but was awarded third in class. Melvin Tom turned Class 10 fast lap on his first round, but his next three laps were mostly a disaster, and he covered just four of the five for second in class. Tim Crain, who often wins Class 9 as he did at the Twilight race, pops the winner's champagne at the finish line, but he probably drank the Gatorade on the car roof first. Stacey Pike, Larry Ballard and Scott Johnson come from central Nevada to r-ace with SNORE, but they don't have much luck, their Class_7 truck was overtime at the finish. Pat Dean did a spectacular multiple roll over in the tidy Unlimited car; carried on through three laps before tossing in the towel on this event. The Class 10 entry had big troubles on course, except for the winners, driving in .their second race, and teenagers Brendan Gaughan and J.C. Dean were the happy winners at the checkered flag. i:... first place (drum roll please), who else but Tim Crain. Tim sel'ms to be the master of driving as fost as nl'cessary, fast enough to win thl' race, which he did hy six minutes, but not fast enough to break the car. Thl' 5-1600 class was once again the recipient of the "Disaster Class Award" at the PIKE'S SERVICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS SERVICE EVERY DAV VEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT FOR OVER 40 YEARS Page 28 Twilight,asfourofthesixstarters so Steve appeared to ha·ve failed to finish four laps. Pat permanent possession of the Joe Galliher got off to a bad start Btfsplk trophy for lousy luck. when he blew an assortment of If 5-1600 holds the Disaster C. V .s before he had even cleared Class title, then Class IO must the pits. His day went downhill surely lay claim to being the from there and he only got in "Calamity Class" although the about 29 miles, not even a lap, Heavy Metal guys may dispute before things turned completely that. Todd Bauman made only terminal. Kevin Streety usually one lap and change before finding can be counted on for a consistent himself parked at Check I with a high finish, but the last couple of barbecueJ piston. Melvin Tom races his car seems to have turned fast lap for the class, developed its own black cloud. 51 :39, but everything fell apart There were rumors of a roll over after that and his next three laps on the first lap and that was as far were a series of small and large as he got, but finished the lap, problems which finally put him fifth. Brian Logan, Steve Meier-out at the end oflap 4. Even with diercks and Reid Ferguson came all his trouble he hung on for around on the first lap just second place. Meanwhile seconds apart. Barry Slatter was SNORE's youngest drivers, lessthantwominutesoffthepace, neither quite 16, Brendan slowed by a sticking throttle. Gaughan and J.C. Dean drove a Logan's motor turned itself into clean, heads up race to take their conveniently recyclable parts on . first win in a usually tough class. lap2,andhewasoutforthenight, They were the only five lap fourth. finishers in Class I 0 , and were Barry Slatter became a candi- eighth overall. These two young date for the Plastic C.V. award racers are off to a great start. In when it took him three laps to their first two events they have finish lap 2. Seems the combina- finished second and first. Will it tion of a sticking throttle and the be long before we see a 10 car take B.L.M .'s Revenge (doesn't that the overall? sound like a fun combination) ' The trio in the Heavy Metal brought about the loss of a rear Classes 4, 6 and 7, had enough bump stop on the Bug. That led to problems to cause a saint to use a broken shock, which stressed I harsh words. Bill Dickton got off the C.V.s and a couple of them to a bad start and a quick finish went out on strike for better working conditions. Appropriate patchl's were applied and the 5-1600 crossed the finish line in third, hut with over 4 ½ hours on lap 2, time had run out. · when he launched the truck engine before he was out of sight of the pits. Stacey Pike wasn't even that lucky . .lt seems he had another problem for each five miles of the course he covered. Never one to lack grit and determination, Stacey patched, pounded, prodded and hammered things back together enough to finish one lap, but he was well over the 7 hour time limit. Although all the officials, timers and flags had gone home, Monte Smith found a checkered rag to wave to welcome Stacey back to civilization. While the rest of the class had problems, Mick Newton, aka Snortin Nortin, made winning look easy. Truthfully it is a little easier when the competition is all on the trailer, but you couldn't tell that from the lap times on the Chevy Nova. Larry Tunnell drove the first part of the race before letting Mick have his tum, and neither one were stroking it anyplace, anytime. Not only did they get the check and the trophy for winning the combined class, they also took home the $500 bonus money SNORE put up. By the way the $500 bonus in the May event, the Caliente 200, will go to the winner of Class 9, so all you Challenger drivers should be prepared for some extra gold. Meanwhile the Ferguson freight train was right on the 5-1600 track. They led the first lap, the last lap, and the two in between. There's no such thing as an easy race in a 5-1600, but the Fergusons sure made it look easy, winning by a good 15 minutes. Steve Meierdiercks held down the #2 spot throughout the race. He lost just a little time to Ferguson on each lap, but stayed within striking distance for the duration and took home runner up money. It was great to see Steve take a checkered flag. For the last year or Classes 4, 6 and 7 combined for purse but it was no contest. Mick Newton and Larry Tunnell covered all five laps in good the Chevy Nova, and nobody else finished a lap. June 1991 Dusty Times

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CRS/SCCA SO-PAC DMSIONAL RALLY REPORT By Paula Gibeault It was great to see how many teams made it to Rim of the World this year (32 in each event, Friday and Saturday). Quite a few tried their hand at the Subaru Championship National as well -good for you! A good time was had by all and, as usual, Rim produced enough war stories to last for several months. It's wonderful to welcome two new organizing groups with events this summer! First will be the Sunup/Sundown Rallysprints at Glen Helen OHV Park on Saturday, June 8. New organizers Sam Moore and John Elkin have a nice pair of single points/ coeffic-ient one events lined up. Each rallysprint will have six stages (three each direction), with the evening event requiring driving lights. No co-drivers required or points given; ride-alongs must be SCCA members. This is always a fun day and is great for shaking down your vehicle. Call Sam Moore (714) 982-7889 or John Elkin (714) 880-8005 for information or to volunteer your help. One of the fastest rising new competitors is Jeff Hendricks, who has also decided to take a turn organizing with the help of dad Ev, Rob Cherry, and Roger Hull. This group is putting on another pair of new events in a new location: two single points/ coefficient one rallysprints in Prescott, Arizona, on Saturday, July 13. The road to be used, maintained by the Yavapai Motorsports Association, is a twisty two mile run Jeff describes as "a good driver's course" at the county fairgrounds. A hill for spectating is right next to the stage; sounds like another Glen Helen! Registration will start late enough in the morning to allow people who drove over at night to sleep in, or even come over from California that morning. One event will run in daylight, the other at night, and there will be a guaranteed prize fund from local sponsors. Sounds great! For more information callJeffHendricks at (602) 778-7312. Rob Cherry reports that this year's Prescott Forest Rally, a triple points/coefficient three event, has been moved to the September 14-15 weekend to make it part of the 1991-Divisional competition season. It will use the same nighttime stage roads used previously, with about 70 stage miles. There MIGHT even be a spectator stage!! Call Rob for info: (602) 778-6489. In the general information category: If you have a rally car to sell, or wish to buy one, call Paula Gibeaultat(619)375-8704. Two hot prospects on her list right now! Also, a reminder from Mike and Paula ( as Divisional Stew-ards): It came to our attention at Rim that a competitor was balked for three miles on Del Sur stage by a driver who was aware that this car was behind him but did not pull over. This is grounds for a protest and may eventually result in disqualification at an event ... and it's unsportsmanlike, anyway. So please, pull over when someone catches up with you, as · soon as possible, !!nd .swap start positions with them at the next Arrival Time Control, if they are indeed faster. A final piece of news that is really encouraging! Michelin Tire Corporation's Kevin Clemens, Manager of Media Relations ( and a rallyist himself) has helped develop a cooperative effort between the Sports Car Club of America and the "Tread Lightly!" program. The Tread Lightly! program was originally a United States Forest Service campaign to educate·the public as to respons-.ible use ofUSFS lands. It is now a non-profit corporation with 54,000 members, including companies like Michelin that must pay membership dues based on their sales of off road products. As during the past 1) years, 42% of Forest Service lands have been restricted or closed due · to abuse, there is a real need for this program! SCCA 's Rally /Solo Marketing Manager, Ron Schnei-der explains that SCCA will be taking a pro-active role to convince Forest Service personnel that PRO Rallyists are indeed responsible users. The letter of endorsement from Tread Lightly! will hopefully, help rally organiz-ers in their efforts to get road use permission from the USFS. As he points out, "Rallyists clean up after events and in many areas pay for post-rally road grading, so we certainly are taking good care of public lands." Competitors wi!I be asked to piace a "Tread Lightly! decal, provided by Michelin, on their rally vehicle. As organizers, we applaud this effort! It sounds like a very promising idea. CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES By Gary Luke The CRS Rally Season is well under way now. With two coefficient three events and one coeficient two event behind us, the 1991 champfonship is starting to take shape. For those at the top of the heap, congratulations for good performances so far. For those still in the starting blocks, "It ain't over 'ti! it's over", right? There is still hope for us late bloomers with the addition of more events this year. One of those events will be Hollister Hills on Sunday, October 20, 1991.· Tentatively planned as a coeffi-cient two affair held 90 miles south of San Francisco, this event will have an interesting twist. For those who choose to come up a day earlier, there will be a dirt autocross held at the same location sponsored by a local road rallye club. Their goal is to expose the hoards oflocal autocrossers to the sport of pro rally. To do this, they would like us, the pro rally competitors, to participate and give rides to interested road rallyists and autocrossers. My goal is to set up a short stage where we can ... open their eyes ... to the sport. The stage would be independent from the autocross ' course. This road ra_lly~ _ dub is interested in organizing (!) pro rally events in the future and wou Id like to use ·current competitors as promotion for the sport to the uninitiated. More events, more competitors, more geographical areas with the CRS Championship. These are all worthwhile goals to keep our sport thriving. If you can help promote our sport that day,· let's do it together. A little extra practice time never seemed like a bad idea to me. As you know, Glen Helen will be on June 8th. This will be a double-header, as we will have two coefficient one events on the same day. Sam Moore (714-982-7889) and John Elkin (714-880-8005) are your organizers. Rim of the World has passed, and once again Mike and Paula Gibeault have done a superb job of not only a national and divisional event, but they made two divisionals out of it. The Gibeaults make it look easy when they do their event and we owe them a public thanks _ for their going the extra mile( s) for the divisional (read CRS) competitor. Don't forget that Mike and Paula are your Divisional Stewards for the SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional Rally Series. Whatever their incentive, we all benefit from their efforts. SUBSCRIBE TO DUSTY TIMES See Form On Page3 THIRD RACE OF THE Budweiser /Bud Light 1991 sER1Es MIA SANCTIO·NED ----/ 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 June 1991 Page 29

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Rod Millen Does It Again At Sun· Devil Stadium Photos lry Trackside Photos Inc. Rod Millen repeated his main event victory at the Rose Bowl, doing the fast qualifier act as well in the Grand National Toyota. Millen led every lap at Tempe of the main event on his way to _the victory, but didn't do well in the heats. Toyota's Rod Millen grabbed the Grand National Sport Truck main event win at Tempe, Arizona's Sun Devil Stadium, round four of the 1991 Off Road Championship Gran Prix, to back up his win at the Rose Bowl Millen, piloting the Toy-ota/Yokohama/Fujitsu 10/Nip--pondenso/Bilstein/Progressive Wheel/TRD Toyota pickup, took the lead from the Dodge of Walker Evans in the second turn and held it to the ·checkered. The 39 year old New Zealander had. been quick qualifier as well, ahead of Ivan Stewart, Toyota, Danny Thompson, Chevrolet, Rob MacCachren, Ford and Evans. "Walker did bang on me for a while", laughed Millen. "He's just using me for brakes! The track was changing all night ... you had to work on it. And starting out ~~mt hdps a bunch!" 18,644 fans turned out in mid-April to catch the MTEG action in six off road classes, and the autograph session was quite popular with young and old at the Off Road Gran Prix's second visit to Arizona. The course, similar to the Rose Bowl (but shorter), was one of the tightest on the circuit and passing was a trick. Starting out, racers piled into a tight 90 degree left, then went through a series of jumps to a 140 degree left hand sweeper and a series of moguls. A tight 180 degree to the right led over a big jump, and upon landing, the racers had a choice to set up for an inside or outside lane. The inside lane was shorter but rougher, tighter and slippery. Finally a blast down the front stretch led to the finish line. In the afternoon qualifying session, Super 1600's Jerry Whelchel was quickest overall in a T oyota-Chenowth sporting the only automatic transmission in the class. It must work, with Whelchel's time of 33. 72 seconds two seconds quicker than Millen's 35. 78 and five seconds ahead of Phoenix's off roading heart surgeon, Super 1600 driver Dwight Lundell at 38.97. Roger Mears, sixth among the truck qualifiers, complained of steering troubles with the Nissan but planned to have it working better by the first heat. And the Grand National Sport Trucks were first to do battle after a rousing patriotic opening cere-mony complete with fire works. Ten trucks turned out with Greg George's Chevrolet and Roger Mears Jr.'s Nissan in the front row. George shot into a big early lead, then Mears Jr. caught him on lap three only to fall back a bit to battle with Walker Evans. Rob MacCachren, Ford, got upside down after a tangle with Rod Millen, and on the last lap, the front three all had a chance for the win. But George held onto the lead with Mears Jr. second and Evans third. Mears Sr. was fourth, still having steering troubles, Glenn Harris, Dodge, fifth, Ivan Stewart, Toyota, sixth, Rod Millen, seventh, Willie Valdez, Ford, eighth, and D~nny Thompson was parked after breaking his steering in a collision with Valdez. The Rough Driving Committee sent Millen to the back of the second heat starting grid for hitting MacCachren, tipping him over. Next up were the Ultrastocks, divided into two heats, and points leader Tommy Croft, Jeep Cherokee, jumped to the front and pulled away from all but Larry Noel's VW Corrado in the first heat. Noel tried high and low to catch Croft but the latter held on to the flag, with Tim Lewis, Porsche, third,Jack Millerd,Jeep, fourth, Christopher Neil, Nissan, fifth, Don Kolt, Toyota, sixth and Joe Anchondo, VW, seventh. The second Ultrastock heat saw Lloyd Castle, Jeep Cherokee, build up a huge lead as the rest tangled in the first turn. Brian Stewart, Toyota, emerged in second. Paul Nissley, Toyota, soon flipped and a restart was called, eliminating Castle's wide lead. On the restart, Stewart caught Castle off guard and moved out front. Castle fell to fourth but was back in second at the white flag. He then caught and passed Stewart only to spin out, losing the lead again but recovering in time to take second, behind Brian Stewart. John Gersjes, Nissan, was third, Brian Collins, Porsche, • • • .,.·. · ••••• ' •' ,y •• Walker Evans took over the points lead in his Dodge truck, winning heat 2 and placing second in the first heat race and taking second in the main event, piling up the points. N ~ X IJ,J > ~-..J ..J < > SAHARA SIRIUS SPRING MTN. VDO - Chenowth - Simpson T riMil - K & N Filters - Bugpack Bilstein - Centerline - Cibie Hewland · Porsche Turbo CVs Beard's Seats- Parker-Pumper Yokohama Tires -Super Trapp Gem Gears - KYB Shocks Sway-A-Way Transaxle Parts Wright Place - Dura Blue Ultra Boot - Neal Products SEE PAT OR DAVE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. NEVADA PHONE ORDER HOUSE 3054 So. Valley View, Las Vegas, N\[ 89102 (702) 871-4911 • (702) 871-5604 Page 30 Greg George usually enjoys his new ride in the Chevy truck, as he won the first heat, but he flipped in the second round and came back only to have the hood fly up for the rest of the heat. June 1991 Dusty Times

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•• ..,, W• ~ Marty Coyne is having a good season in his 1600 Chenowth, and in Phoenix he placed second in his heat race and a very close third in the main event. Danny Rice, half of the Colorado race team, whipped his Chenowth into a good second in his heat, and fought hard for fourth spot in the feature. Larry Noel started out strong in UltraStock competition, taking second in the first heat, but his VW was bumped out of action in the main event. fourth, Jim Smith, Jeep, fifth and Nissley sixth. Then came two A TV heats with Doug Eichner taking the win from Derek Hamilton in the first and Charlie Shepherd holding off Greg Stuart in the second. Now it was time for the Superlites. I don't think they're as much fun to watch anymore. These guys really have their cars working nowadays. I miss the out-of-con tro I "Odysseys" of the past. The Superlites are real race cars now and the drivers have to be thankful for that although their chiropractors probably aren't. In heat one, Sean Finley took off to an early lead, but Greg George, hot from his first truck win, took over on the third lap and sailed on for the win with Finley second. Frank Chavez was third, Tim Baker, fourth and Rennie Awana, fifth. Danny Thompson led most of the second truck heat race, but his Chevy, left, slipped to second spot on the final lap, and dropped out of the main event. The second bout of Superlites saw Rory Holladay roar out front but Mercedes Gonzales soon squeezed by into the lead and the pair battled until Holladay spun with two laps to go and Gonzales went on to become the first female to win a race in the series history. Terry Peterson got by Holladay for second, Jimmie Johnson was fol!rth and John Sarna fifth. The eighth race of the night put half the Super 1600s to the test. · Jerry Whelchel left from the pole and won going away to little surprise. No one could catch him, but Danny Rice, Chenowth, ran a strong second, Kevin Smith, Mirage, earned third, with Ed Herbst fourth and Larry Noel fifth, both in Chenowths. In the second Super 1600 heat, Mitch Mustard grabbed the lead early only to give way to a hard charging Marty Hart. Jimmy Nichols held third while Marty Coyne·pressured him. With three laps to go, Hart spun, letting Mustard,-Nichols and Coyne slip Kevin Smith took a fine second place, taking over on the white flag lap in the 1600 main, and his Mirage also placed a close third in his heat race. Defending 1600 champion Mitch Mustard flew his Chenowth to victory in the second heat race, but had troubles in the feature race and finally dropped from contention. Dusty Times by him. Coyne then took over second and just about went over the top of a lapped car as he chased Mustard, who held the lead to the flag. Nichols was third. Former A TV champion Hart ended up fourth and Bob Gordon was fifth. All were driving Chenowth race cars. The trucks came back out now for_ their second heat. Thompson and MacCachren made up the first row, with first heat winner June 1991 Jerry Whelchel sure has proved the value of an automatic transmission as he won his heat easily in the Chenowth, and came back later to walk away with the main event honors as well, leading wire to wire. George in the third row and Millen at the back per the rough driving penalty. A restart was called after Stewart, George and Evans tangled in the first turn and George ended up upside down. They all made the restart and Thompson took the lead with MacCachren and Harris all over him. George had his hood flip up and blind him, but on lap two, Mears Jr. got upended and another restart was called, this time in single file with Thompson leading Harris, MacCachren, Evans and Millen. Harris tried to get around on lap four but Thompson held him off, while Stewart spent some time in the penalty box. Evans was moving up as Harris faded to fourth behind MacCachren. With two laps to go Thompson had three lengths on Evans and Harris, who had regained third, and making Olr' 189 West Victoria• Long Beach, CA 90805 213/609-1602 Send $1.00 for Mini Catalog, $10.00 for The Racer's Plumbing Handbook. Page 31

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Tim Lewis keeps his Porsche looking sharp and running fast, and Tim took a fine third in his UltraStock heat but came to grief in the feature. UltraStock heat 2 runner up Lloyd Castle, #5, rears his Jeep over the upside down VW of Larry Noel in the main event, causing one of many res_tarts. Paul Nissley flies his Toyota 4 Runner ahead of a pair of Jeeps, and he went on to place a good second in the UltraStock main event action. Brian Collins also drives a trim and tidy Porsche, and had good results at Tempe, placing fourth in both his UltraStock heat race and the main event. John Gersjes campaigns a Nissan Pathfinder in UltraStock competition and he placed third in his heat and fifth in the hectic main event contest. Glenn Harris' Dodge looks a bit battered, but he earned points for his sponsors taking fifth in heat 1 and fifth again in the wild main event. (;Ir like a Dodge freight train, ' the pair began closing the gap. On the last lap, Evans took the slippery inside lane and made it work to just catch Thompson at the finish line and win. Harris was third, MacCac;hren fourth and Mears Sr. fifth. With a little pennant work, the course was redefined for the Ultracross heats. Jim Holley, Yamaha, held off a strong challenge by Ryan Carlisle, Kawasaki, to win the first while Tommy Clowers, Kawasaki, led flag to flag in the second, followed . u. Tommy Croft had a super night of racing in the Jeep Cherokee, winning the first UltraStock heat race, wire .to wire, and he did the same in the main event, taking the holeshot and never looking back until the checkered. YOU CAN'T FINISH THE RACE IF YOUR NUTS FALL OFF You can prevent this with the Nut SAFTBLOK Available from Racer's Tool & Supply. Easily drills safety wire holes in nuts and bolts. 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Jim Smith flew over a hydrobarrier, which sent him the wrong way down the course, but luckily he encountered no traffic before getting turned around. Neil had Stewart for a bit but fell back, and at the checkered, Croft's Goodyear I Craftsman/Shell Truck Guard/ Champion/Mopar Performance/ American Racing Wheels/ Auto-meter /K&N Filters/Jamar / Bar-bary Coast/ Villa Marina-backed Jeep Cherokee won and was followed by Paul Nissley, Brian Stewart (penalized one position for rough driving), Brian Collins and John Gersjes, the top five out of ten finishers. In the ATV main, Greg Stuart took the early lead as much of the field got tangled up in turn two. On lap three, Charlie Shepherd shot through a hole and passed Stuart for the lead. Mark Erhardt earned third, followed by Donavon Holland and Chris Couto, All on Hondas. Teammates Greg George and Mercedes Gonzales made up the front row of the Superlite main. George took the lead for what would he the duration as Sean Finley took over second. Near the end of lap two, Gonzales, third, tangled with Frank Chavez and a couple other cars. Gonzales broke free first only to spin in the next turn. Finley went out on lap four and T crry Peterson took over second but sloweJ dramatically on the nt>xt lap and George led wire to June 1991 wire and sailed on to win with a big margin. Rod Emory was second, John Sarna third, Joe Price fourth, Rick Marshal fifth and Mercedes Gonzales sixth among 11 finishers. It's Jerry Whelchel and Mitch Mustard, heat winners, leading off the pack in the 12 lap Super 1600 main. Whelchel leapt out front while Kevin Smith grabbed second from Mustard. Marty Coyne had worked his way into second by the start of lap two. Whelchel pulled into a comfort-able lead as Danny Rice joined the battle for second. By lap seven, Rice had. claimed third from Smith and set his sights on Coyne. Whelchel had a half lap advantage by lap nine and was an easy winner in the Yoko-hama/Toyota/Va lvoline/Oak-ley /Fox Shox/Champion/Sage Council Racing Team Toyota Chenowth. Smith put on a white flag charge and passed Coyne and Rice for econd in the Mirage. Marty Hart was fifth among 13 finishers. Then came 19 riders to vie for the win in the Ultracross main. Heat winner Tommy Clowers fell in the second turn and Lowell Thomson held the lead. Jim Holley went down and got hit, injuring his leg. Kyle Lewis took the lead on lap seven and went on to take the win on a Yamaha. Finally, it was time for the . -""' ~ Brian Stewart is doing well in the UltraStock Toyota in stadium racing, and at Tempe he got his second win in heat 2 and he also finished third, including a penalty in the main event. ttt. ,Y: ~ Greg George is the one to beat in SuperLite racing, and he won both his heat race and the main event at Phoenix in his Briggs Built machine, and he also won a truck heat that night Dusty Times

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-H,, .... , .,;,. > Roger Mears is not having his best season of stadium racing, his Nissan suffering from steering problems after he was third in the first heat race. Former A TV champion Marty Hart soars over the lumps in his 1600 Chenowth, en route to third in the main event and fourth place in his heat race. Jack Millerd's black Jeep Cherokee blends in with background, but he started out in good shape taking a fine fourth in the first UltraStock heat. ~,-~ ~ Ivan Stewart had a tough night of racing in the Toyota truck, and it was different to see his best finish being a third in the feature race. Doing double duty in two classes, Larry Noel placed fifth in the first 1600 heat race, but it was downhill from there for him in both classes. The Herbst family of Las Vegas, NV took up stadium racing this year with New Super 1600 Chenowths for Tim, here, and his brothers Ed and Troy. · Grand National Sport Truck main event, 12 laps long, with all ten trucks making the starting grid. The line-up featured Walker Evans and Rod Millen in row one, Ivan Stewart and Danny Thomp-son behind them, Glenn Harris and Roger Mears in row three, Rob MacCachren and Roger Mears Jr. were row four with Willie Valdez and Greg George bringing up the rear. Evans put his inside starting position to good use and took the lead until the second turn when Millen got around him for the lead. Stewart ran for third with Thompson until the latter spun. Evans kept the pressure up and was climbing all over Millen with the Dodge seemingly quicker in the infield and the Toyota quicker on the outside. On lap four, Evans got alongside Millen but couldn't get by him. Evans fell back on lap six and Stewart closed in on him as Millen opened up a four length lead. MacCachren got stuck and was stopped on the track. On the next lap, Harris knocked Mears Sr. over a hydrobarrier and George just missed him. Then Mears broke soon after and parked in turn three. Valdez was black flagged for some reason and by the end of the race, the competitors were fairly spread out, with Millen three lengths ahead of Evans, Stewart third, Harris fourth, Mears Jr. fifth, George sixth, Thompson seventh and Valdez _ _ .§§--~-•_:➔~WI•. ,.. . . . ., .--~ eighth. Whelchel, 144, Mitch Mustard, All in all, entertainment is 118, Danny Rice, 115, and Frank foremost on the part of MTEG, Arciero Jr., 105, all driving and all the racers, win or lose, Chenowths. Kevin Smith, Mirage, provide great action for the fans. has 95. Rice, Mustard and Next up for 1991 is the King-Arciero should move forward Dome in Seatttle. after finishing 1-2-3 at Seattle. With 'four of the ten events in This will likely be a tight battle the 1991 Off Road Gran Prix down to the final event. Series in the books, the point The lead in Superlites is tight. standings are really close in both After Phoenix Sean Finley led the drivers and manufacturers with 169 points over Greg individual championship points George, 165. Rennie Awana is standings in many categories. And third, at 105, followed by Frank they may get even closer after the Chavez and Rory Holladay, tied at Seattle points are tallied, and that 96, and Terry Peterson, 89. is the halfway point in the series. Holladay won the main at Seattle In t_he driver championships, so he should jump a couple Walker Evans, Dodge, leads with places. 220 points, followed by Rod Charles Shepherd has a com-Millen, 195 and Ivan Stewart, manding lead in 4-Wheel ATV 192, Toyotas. Then it drops to action at 190 points. Mark 152 for Roger Mears, Nissan, and Ehrhardt is next at 143, followed Glenn Harris, Dodge, 143, and by Donavon Holland, 110, Doug Rob MacCachren, Ford, 125, Eichner, lO0andGregStuart,87. · who should move up after his Mike Craig has a good lead of 189 main event win at Seattle. points in Ultracross bikes. Jim Tommy Croft, Jeep Cherokee, Holley is next at 155, followed by leads the UltraStock group with Larry Brooks, 122, Ryan Carlisle, 193 points, followed by Larry 115 and Lowell Thomson, 106. Noel, VW Corrado, 142, Brian· In the Manufacturer points Stewart, Toyota, at 119, andJohn categories, it is no surprise to see Gersjes, Nissan, 100, Lloyd Toyota leading the Grand Castle, Jeep Cherokee, 90 and National Sport Truck Manufact-Chris Neil, Nissan, 87. Larry Noel urers Cup Series with 407 points. won the main at Seattle so he But Dodge is pressing with 383 should be moving up to challenge points, followed by Nissan, 270, for the lead also. Chevrolet 235 and Ford, 212. The Super 1600s, the largest of Jeep leads the UltraStock the car classes, is more widely category with 303 points over spread on points. Marty Coyne Toyota, 22_1, Volkswagen, 216, leads with 153, followed by Jerry Nissan, 207, and Porsche, 185. Among 4 Wheel ATVs Honda is king with 3 78 points to A TK with 113 and Suzuki with 88. The " Ultracross points are led by Kawasaki at 379, followed by Yamaha, 338, Suzuki, 131 and Honda, 59. Mercedes Gonzales has been ~lose before in her Briggs Built SuperLite, but at Tempe she won her heat race, the first lady to win a race in the MTEG series history. In the Tire Manufacturers points race, Yokohama leads in GN Sport trucks at 387 points, but Goodyear has 385, followed by BFGoodrich at 274 and Bridgestone at 250. Goodyear is tops in UltraStock Tire points at 347, followed by BFGoodrich, 260, Yokohama, 183 and Bridge-stone, 74. BFGoodrich rules in the Super 1600 tire battle with 382 points over Yokohama, 234, Goodyear, 173, and Bridgestone, 50. 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Competition Review Board Report By George T1wmpson The San Felipe 250 Competi-tion Review Board consisted of Clarence Carter (Checkers), Board Administrator, Rich Richardson, Class 9, Scott Douglas, Class 7, Hartmut Klawitter, Class 5, Dan Smith, Class 3, Al Guzman, Class SO, George R. Thompson, CRB Marshal, Sal Fish, SCORE International, Jim Conner, SCORE International, Paul Fish, SCORE International, Frank Vessels, Alternate. Playing to a packed house, the Competition Review Board met in the annex at the Hotel Las Misiones. In spite of the absence of the Pit Support Representative, who called in sick, the CRB proved to be a popular spot, early Sunday morning. In addition to those already mentioned, other partici-pants included Stephen Fish, Don Basore, Walter Dethlefs and Art Savedra of SCORE International and Reese King of the S.O.A. (Must have been the first time the board outnumbered the case load in a long time! ed.) After checking the unofficial results, I was surprised to note that there were only three cases to be heard. While this appeared to be true, SCORE Officials had seen fit not to post 37 other protests involving Chase crews, traveling backwards on the course in the aptly named Zoo Road area. This was a particularly interesting situation, which we will focus on later in this report. . The first case involved a protest against #620 motorcycle, Kenny Parry who was second ·in Class 30. Kenny was being charged with a violation of Rule GL-13 (illegal towing) by entry #625 Richard Salter, who turned out to have finished third and appeared with an eye witness to the infraction, #463 Fred Willart. Normally, this sort of protest might not have gotten very far, however, SCORE Officials revealed that the total distance covered by Parry, after he broke down, was something over three miles. According to GL-13, "No vehicle shall be towed, pushed, pulled or transported by another vehicle further than 1 % of the total distance of the race." The Board considered this line carefully and decided that even though Parry had been towed only two miles he then pushed the vehicle for another mile and crossed the finish, pushing the motorcycle which is also illegal as of 1991. Class 3 racer Dan Smith, who was a World Class pro bike racer for many years, felt that this rule needed to be modified to allow the motorcycles to be pushed across the finish when necessary. While everyone agreed that this rule change was aimed at the 4 wheeled vehicles, it was also noted that this distinction was not apparent according to the 91-92 rule book. The function of the CRB is to enforce the rules, as written and therefore Ken Parry was penalized back to checkpoint 7, the last checkpoint he completed under power. The CRB unanimously recom-mended that SCORE/HDRA alter this rule in the future to allow Motorcycles to finish with the rider pushing within the last mile. However, everyone was in agreement that the 1 % rule ·~+ ... $~~~ ~¥'4'.• To: RII the lndlulduals and organizations of the off road community -Your kindness and consideration during this difficult time has helped ease the burden of our loss. You ore our dearest -friends and ore constantly In our prayers. Thank you. Perl, Tyler & Oeuon Combe Page 34 should remain in effect for all accident, I don't know who, if classes and that the 1 % figure anyone, is at fault." should reflect the maximum Everyone unanimously agreed distance which you can tow that this was a regrettable racing and/ or push your vehicle. incident and beyond that the case Sorry: It was an Accident! In lacked the evidence of intent or the sort of unfortunate case we negligence which the Board would · hear all too often in the CRB, look for in order to assign blame. entry #1007 Mark Fry came Clearly, there were no answers in forward to protest #810 Randy this case other than to dismiss the Salmont for crashing into him and entire matter and extend our destroying his car. sympathies to the drivers of 1007. According to the protest filed Who did you say you were by the Frys: "He (#810) hit me at with?? A chase vehicle belonging mile marker 180 going about SO to entry #SOS, and apparently mph. I was off to the left side of searching for that vehicle, was the course, in a right hand corner, seen in the El Chinero area at traveling about 5 mph. The about mile marker 39 driving collision caused about $10,000 backwards on the course. When worth of damage and put me out he was informed by pit crews that of the race." he was on the course, the driver In discussing this case with the said that he "was aware of that" Frys the Board asked them and continued on down the whether or not they felt there had course, seemingly unconcerned been negligence or intent on the with the dangerous situation he part of #810 in this incident. It was creating. Unfortunately for was apparent that they did not feel this fellow the CRB Marshal was negligence or intent were at issue on the scene, monitoring race here. Theywereconcernedabout conditions in the area, and the condition of their vehicle and witnessed the entire incident. Ralph, the elder member of the Since the Driver of Record is family team, was concerned about "bl f, h · f h · the possible neck injuries which r~spons1 e ort t e #acstolosns Ro dis M k d h • d pit crew, en ry , u y ar seeme to ave sustame . C ez (a dnf) was flagged to The Board then heard from -ort ' h f •t d R d S I d • f h report to t e CRB. He a1 e to D~~i We;h;~ ~~~;i::d dri~e~ ahppearf and was . p~nalized 1/2 h · f h · ·d "I our or comm1ttmg a ma1or at t e _ume o t e mc1 ent. was safet infraction. travelmg down the well graded Y road before the left hand turn In another case i~volv_ing 3 7 which Jed out into the wash at chase teams repre~e~tmg virtually about mile marker 179. I knew every elemen~ :,v1thm th~ sport, there was a buggy some distance SCORE Off1c1als workmg the in front of me. I was just starting Zoo Road_ area cai:ne forward to to come into their dust and I was recall their expenence on race staying to the left side of the day. Sal F!~h led off with s?me course. It was a very fast section c?m~ent:_ We had a very umque and I was traveling 85-90 mph. s1t~at1on m the Zoo Roa? ~rea Suddenly the visibility got about which resulted from restr~ctlons 0/0 and this made no sense to me placed on us by the terram, the so I slammed on the binders. At Race Course and the developers that moment there was a great of the new El Dorado Ranch crash and we stopped. We proj~ct." (These restrictions jumped out of the car immediate-required that no _one leave the Zoo ly. I thought we had broken their Road area by gomg backward~ on necks, because we had hit them the course, but rather, require? really hard. I was just happy to see that they cross the course and exit that everyone was all right. I don't cross country). know what happened; I just came "Don Basore, senior SCORE around the corner and there they Official, spent the entire day with were. I hadn't thought that there his son, four other SCORE was anything around me for 100 Officials, and military police from yards or more. I feel very sorry for S_an F_elipe, trying to contro) the these guys. Their car is totaled. situation so that the competitors They said they were going about would have a safe event. What 3-5 mph coming back on to the happened \\_'as that we have more course. I don't know. It couldn't than 35 different teams, from have been worse luck or timing major support teams in big tractor for either of us." trailers to clubs and independents, After some discussion, the alike that demonstrated no Board called both Fry and regard, whatsoever, for the Salmont in to discuss the SCOREpersonnelatthislocation. incident. The CRB Marshal Each of them were told that they explained the Board's position, could _not leave the area by "Webroughtyoubothinhereto travelmg ~ac~ward~ on the discuss this case and help mediate course, and m spite of this, each of some sort of solution. What do them ignored the Official's you think is appropriate here? We warning and continued on. First do not see a case of abusive of all let me say that we've got nerfing. There is no evidence of volunte~rs, who love the sport as intentornegligencehere. Frankly, much ~f not more than ~he we don't know how this can be competitors. We need people like reconciled!" this and we need to support them After a while Ralph Fry said, "I whe.p these_ c~~es come to the wish these guys would back out of Review Board. these trucks when they get in Vessels had an observation. "I situations where it's hard to see. agree with you completely! If we We don't get hit by cars, it's don't back these volunteers up, always big trucks. This is going to then we are not going to be able to cost about $5,000 to repair. It's continue to get the type of person hard to absorb that. The main we need to come out here and reasoniwantedtoreportthiswas ·help us out. In the past, that I don't know what to make of particularly in matters of safety, the medical problems; I am going we have always stood up strongly to have them both checked out in their behalf, and in this case we when we get home. Both driver should also stand behind them. and co-driver have swelling at the On the other hand, I think, that base of their skulls. As to the when your organization lays out a June 1991 course, we've got to remember that at the halfway point, the fueling stop point can't be in the same situation as what it was. In this case we kind of created our own problem. On the other hand you stated (at the driver's meeting), that if you entered the area you would have to stay there and for those people who came out, that's not right." Zoo Road Official, Don Basore was summoned to detail condi-tions at the site of these numerous infractions and painted a picture of verbal abuse and a complete breakdown of his authority during the race. Sal Fish was the first to admit that there had been some problems with their (SCORE's), approach to dealing with traffic at Zoo Road and because of this had decided not to ,;Officially" protest these various entries. The CRB Marshal pointed out that without having been notified of their alleged infraction, no action could be taken against any of these drivers. The Board was very concerned with the way these chase crews had openly defied the Official's authority, however, and turned to the Marshal for some solution. "Without having notified these entries ot this infraction, you can take no action against them! The CRB Format requires that each entry will be flagged, one hour before the meeting of the Board, on the unofficial results. This had not been done, and that is too bad, because I would like to hear the racers side of this story. You must remember that upholding the integrity of the system is the cornerstone of the justice we all look to the system to provide. In this case, about all you can do is send these entries a letter condemning their actions." It was agreed that the Marshal would draft a letter which would be signed by both SCORE International and the CRB Marshal, on behalf of the Board. This letter will be mailed to all 37 of the involved entries. For the record, those receiving those letters are: Bob Parsons, Tom Murray, Tom Martin, Scott Webster, Danny Porter, Greg Vaughan, Lazaro Cardenas, Michael Jakobson, George Fishback,Jr., Danny Ashcraft, Steve Ball, Mike Lesle, Dave Lillie, Spencer Low, Ramon Castro, Billy Wofford, Darren York, David Bryan, Armando Arce, Michael Stroh, Kevin Pratt, Alex Melero, Roy Prince, Larry Dimmet, Daniel Mora, Ray Miller, Tom Schilling, Rick Romans, Javier Cevallos, Jeff Quinn, Ryk Reynolds, Scott Steinberger. Also included in this group were members of the following support teams: Arm-strong Tire, Chapala Dusters, Checkers Off Road, F.A.I.R., Goodyear Tire. COMMENT: The San Felipe 250 was not without its problems, as no race ever is. Taking the big picture into consideration, I think that SCORE did an excellent job putting on a fine event. I was particularly impressed with the new medical strategy and was pleased with the way it was orchestrated. Sal Fish and Jim Conner, along with other key SCORE Officials and members of the medical team are to be commended for setting up a program which was tested and met the medical needs of over 200 entries on race day. Dusty Times

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.. AUSTRALIA'S IRA BERK NISSAN 300 Les Brown Wins The Season Opener By Darryl Smith Photos: Mick Meyers ' .. ' ,,.,,.,............. .~ The lead changed often over three 75 mile laps, but the Goodyear Buggy of Les Brown and Leigh Jones took the overall victory. The two seat 1600 Hornet won Class 2, of course, by about three minutes. The Australian Off Road Championship got under way for 1991 · with a very hot and dusty Round 1 last March based at the tiny country town of Inglewood in the south of the state of Queensland. The lead changed many times over the three 75 mile laps, but when it counted it was the Goodyear buggy of Les Brown that took an amazing victory. As with most Australian tracks, the Inglewood area has some very tight and twisty sections through forests and creeks, so an open class car isn't always a favor~te. In Bill Croft an.d John Fa-wbert naile,/d;wn second in Class 1 and third overall just over another minute back, in a very tight finish between the top buggies, unlimited a(ld 1600s. ,~ N'_R.L.H. COMMUNICATIONS 1111111111 ~ RACE RADIO SYSTEMS 337 W. 35th S-(RE;ET, SUJTE "F" NATIONAL CITY. CA 92050 - (619) 585-9995 THE CHAMPIONS CHOICE TOM SCHILLING - 1990 OVERALL F.R.T SERIES TOM DeNAUL T - 1990 CLASS 1-2/1600 SCORE/HORA RITAYIK & PRATT-1990 24HR WORLD RECORD CLASS 9 F.R.T. PERRY McNEILL - 1990 CLASS 8 GRAN CARRERA H & R RACING - 1990 CLASS 9 F.R.T. SERIES REG. PRICE '59900 RACERS SPECIAL Intercom WE ACCEPT VISA & MASTERCHARGE HELMETS WIRED $175.00 HANDHELD RADIOS 50 CHANNELS-$495 REVOLVING LIGHTS & ELECTRONIC SIRENS/HORNS Official BFGoodrich Radio Relay Page 36 fact, Brown proved this as his car is a Class 2, 1600cc powered two seater. The Class 2 cars appeared to be best suited to this track as they eventually filled four out of the top six places. As in all Australian events, a prologue was held on the Saturday. The prologue is run over a short part of the track, usually 10 miles, and cars are timed to make up the starting order. Regardless of class, the fastest car starts first on the Sunday. As this was a very dusty track, the prologue was going to be very important to all the 102 starters. When selecting a favorite for pole position, it is a safe bet to pick one of three names, Craig Martin, Daren Wells, or Peter Glover. This time those three Class 1 drivers did in fact fill the top three positions. Glover was quickest in the Porsche powered Bridgestone car, followed by reigning Australian Champion, Daren Wells in his Yokohama, Nissan-Turbo machine. Even though Martin was in a borrowed car he still came in third quickest. Another front runner , Dave Stuchbery, was out early when his Porsche gearbox let go in the first 10 feet. Single Seat buggies filled fourth and fifth place with Laurie Svenson's Porsche powered Funco just beating Mark Bush's Toyota twin cam Hunter. In the Class 2 prologue results, Les Brown led over Mark. Burrows, then Neville Boyes. In the 1200cc Class 3 battle Bruce Watman easily led Bob Mowbray, then Kevin Lee. Nev Taylor was way out in front of his Baja opposition, as was Bill Hammond in the 2 WO C lass 5 . 2WD pickups and sedans are combined in Australia and Bill's vehicle is a Ford Falcon pickup with FlOO suspension and a 302 V-8 mid-mounted with automatic trans. Mark Manns was expected to dominate the 2WD show in his Isuzu Rodeo pickup, which now · has a genuine IROC Chevy V-8 and automatic to push it along, h'i::>wever, he became an early June 1991 Doug McMillan and Lindsay Everleigh posted swift times all the way in the Class 1 unlimited two seater, missed the overall win by just over a minute and handily won the 22 car unlimited two seat class. spectator as he broke an axle. Jeff Dean followed Hammond in his turbo Holden pickup, then came Michael Zacka in an Isuzu KB pickup. Class 6 is for Challenger buggies and Andy Hickson was the pace-setter. Class 7, which includes 4x4s with limited modifications, was as expected led by multi National class champion Les Siviour in a Nissan Patrol. Then came Eric Whit-• bread's Mitsubishi truck and Grahame Baxter's earlier Nissan Patrol. The fully modified 4x4s form Class 8. Leading here was Peter Hadlow's Yokohama, turbo Mitsubishi truck over the Bridgestone, Mitsubishi Pajero of Fabio Zarfati, then Fred Parker's V-8 rear engined Land Rover. Many crews used Saturday night to make some final adjustments, while almost everyone hoped for some rain to settle the choking dust. But it did not happen and Sunday dawned as cars began lining up and it was obviously going to be a hot and dry race. Peter Glover was indeed · grateful of his pole position on such a dusty track as he took off to start the race. Understandably, he would clock up fastest lap of the day on that opening lap. His Bridgestone teammate Craig Martin wasn't so lucky as his Turbo disintegrated less than 3 miles from the start. Also, during lap 1 Daren Wells' motor expired as did Charlie Albins' gearbox. Other Class 1 cars to fail during the first lap included Cliff Alderton, and then Tony Schafer, whose car is powered by a Ford Sierra Cosworth motor. The somewhat small, eight car, single seat field was down to just four after one lap. Gearbox failures accounted for Graham Smith, Wayne Cambie and Mark Bush. Svenson was still the class leader over Ron Milton, making a welcome return to racing. It was looking good for Bridgestone after on~ lap. Behind Glover came his teammate Nevill Boyes, Class 2. The order behind them read Stuart Lord, 2, Barry Johnson, 1, Doug McMillan, 1, Laurie Svenson, 9, Mark Burrows, 2, Les Brown, 2, Keith Owers, 1, Bill. Buchanan, 2 and Neill Morrison, 1. Bruce Watman still had a comfortable lead in the 1200cc Class 3, while Nev Taylor was in a similar position in the Baja Bug ,,,,, ~ ,.i,; ;:' \l!V!S i l! ~ Jl$/ffl Stuart Lord and Steve Cross took second in Class 2 in the 1600 Southern Cross, and they were fourth overall, just 32 seconds behind third overall. Bruce and Glenn Watman did a remarkable job in their BRB Mk II, with just 1200cc of powerplant. They not only won Class 3, but they amazed everyone by finishing a quick eignth overall, just ten minutes out of first. Dusty Times

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Si Heaslip is always a strong contender in the single seat Class 9, and at the 1991 season opener he had to settle for second, over ten minutes behind the winner, but 15th overall. Peter and Glen Had/ow came so very close to winning Class 8 in their Mitsubishi Triton, finishing 14th overall, but they missed the Modified 4x4 victory by 16 seconds. Keith Owers and Rob Lamb had a fine run in their Rivmasta Unlimited two seater, but they finished third in class, a quick ninth overall. • Class 4. Bill Hammond had thundered his way clear of his 2WD opponents. Michael Zacka had rolled his Isuzu, but continued on minus a guard and the complete tray! Tim Doddridge was lying second in a Ford Courier, while third was G reg Bernard in a pot ent Dat sun PS 10. Andy Hickson was still the quickest Challenger buggy, over Binios and then French. It was unusual to see the Class 7 leader Les Siviour pit at the halfway mark that lap, where the track returned by the start/finish, but it was a blown head gasket that stopped the champion's race early. The high flying Whitbread Mitsubishi took over the Production 4x4 Class 7 lead. The modified 4x4 contest was very close with Zarfati just, holding out Hadlow, then Ken Smith. Smith's car is brand new, based on a Holden/ Isuzu Rodeo. ---·--=~*) ♦ --❖----Bill Hammond, with Cindy Kaiser and Bruce Crowe co-driving in the Ford Falcon Ute, won Class 5 for 2WD pickups and 2WD sedans easily, and they were_ actually the only official class finishers. The truck features U.S. copied problem stopping his little rear suspension with heaps of turbo/intercooled Suzuki truck. travel. Les Marshall had retired The organizers decided to hold from the Class 8 battle, a clutch the cars after one lap, so they wouldn't catch the dust of the - ' • f>i ,_,(l'S! _ -,sWO ' Grahame Baxter and David Coulton had a fine run in their Nissan Patrol and flew the rig to the Class 7, .Production 4x4, class victory, winning by neariy six minutes in the tidy rig. back markers straight away. Peter Glover led by some seven minutes as ·he began his second lap. His Bridgestone pit crew were smiling as he made the most of the dust free run. However, disaster struck his teammate Mark Burrows, who had problems with his Porsche gearbox and retired the Class 2 machine. Then the other Bridge-stone Class 2 1600cc car, that of Neville Boyes, stopped along the course. The reason was the main, brain cable to the motor had been damaged. But before long it was fixed and he was making up ground fast. It was certainly a bad lap for the Class 2 field. Others to retire included David Leach with gearbox failure and Terry Rose with a faulty distributor. Ron Milton returned to racing in Unlimited Single Seat Class 9, and he had not lost his touch at all, as he drove his Manxco buggy to the Class win among eight starters and placed a keen tenth overall. But then as everyone was positioning themselves to watch for Glover's return to the finish of lap 2, came the news. "Peter· Glover was out!" The buggy indeed hqd broken steering, but it was rumored he had hit a tree causing the damage. The other front runners all came through and this time they were held for a bit longer to organize a total regroup before commencing the third and final lap. The lap times, however, showed Bill Croft· beginning a · charge by recording quickest lap 2 time in his Hankook tires Class 1. Behind Croft in lap 2 times came Barry Johnson, 1, Les Brown, 2, Bill Buchanan, 2, Keith Owers, 1, Doug McMillan, 1, and Stuart Lord, 2 , dropping back with power steering problems. Bruce W atman had a huge lead in the 1200cc Class 3 and clocked quickest class lap again. Nev Taylor was out ot the Baja battle leaving it to Baker and Hufschmid to fight out. In 2WD Class 5 Bill Hammond was extending his lead. Greg Bernard's Datsun exper-ienced flat tires while Michael Zacka's Isuzu, which was looking very second hand, blew a cliff and retired. The Challenger Class 6 field was led by Louie Binios, with Keith Whisker second and Michelle Martin third. In the Production 4x4s, Eric Whitbread had a slim lead over the Grahame Baxter, Nissan Patrol. This year Baxter has opted to remove the resin top off the Hankook car. Grant White held down third in the little Lada Niva. The modified 4x4 race was still very close. Slamming into a tree hadn't slowed the Zarfati Mitsubishi Pajero, and he just led the Hadlow Mitsubishi Triton truck. The Rodeo of Ir , ............. ......_'9~•-· ~-,..... ..... --r, I) 111 ~-.tilllt . ]t -~-LI ;</ -~;,.,'. Dusty Times June 1991 Page 37

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816' ·Ken Smith and Tom Dreher list their pickup as a Holden/Isuzu Rodeo, and they flew it without major damage to finish a strong third in Class 8. Trevor Cunning and John Niemeyer don't wear decals on their Mitsubishi L200, but they drove it to a good fourth in Class 8 Robert Knott and Wayne Knight lift off over a smooth section in the Nissan Pathfinder, en route to fifth in the Class 8 Modified i;.,. Ken Smith was still in touch in third. Taking over the single seat Class 9 field was the experienced Ron Milton, making a serious return to racing after a long lay-off. Svenson was having clutch problems and was closely pursued by Howard debuting a Hunter. The total regroup, adding laps 1 and 2 times, put the Goodyear car of Barry Johnson at the front of the field. In fact, Goodyear cars led Classes 1, 2 and 3, with Johnson, Brown and W atman. action. · The jovial Johnson is always a buggy to the limit and eventually sentimental favorite to win, and came through, the overall winner. he started that last lap with his Only 1.15 minutes behind Brown Chevy V6 sounding as strong as came Doug McMillan who picked ever. He would have to drive hard up first in Class 1 also. About the though, as right behind was a same distance back was the Class determined Doug McMillan, his 1 of Bill Croft, finally shaking off buggy powered by a turbo/ inter-his 1990 bad luck. Only 30 cooled Mazda 323 motor. Then seconds behind Croft came Stuart the dreadful news came through Lord in the other Goodyear Class that Johnson had stopped with 2. Bill Buchanan is showiQg good complete gearbox failure. How-form lately; third in Class 2 and ever, all wasn't lost for Goodyear fifth outright was his reward. as their Class 2 man Les Brown, Neville Boyes struck more was pushing his Nissan 1600cc trouble on his last lap, a broken ----------------------------.·:front torsion bar, and than a • • busted shock had to be removed . /xJnch. · IS But, he proved why he is a past Australian Champion and charged back into fourth in Class 2 and , sixth overall. ,.,._,.,.,,,,,,,:. .,. ee . ' n . ' ~ITT ... CENTER LINE --RACING WHEELS THE STRONGEST OFF-ROAD WHEEL MONEY CAN BUY! FAT Performance has in stock the largest inventory of 5-lug VW CENTER LINE wheels in the country. Whether you need wheels with polished or satin finish, FAT has them in all popular s1yles. Need them in a hurry? FAT can ship the same day as ordered ... and with the best price in the industry. FAT can also supply your CENTER LINES with Champion bead locks. Buying a set of CENTER LINES can be exceedingly easy with FAT Performance. 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Neill Morrison is showing lots of potential and his Fabio Zarfati, with Sandro Beddoni co-driving the Mitsubishi Paje;o this race, seems to have a handle on Class 8, modified 4x4, but he had to work for the win, taking first by just 16 seconds. fourth in C lass 1 and ninth outright made others take notice. Finally, rounding out the top ten came the first Class 9 single seater, that of R o n M ilto n in the immaculate Piston Broke Garage sponsored buggy,.tenth overall. Prize money and trophies were given down to fifth place in each · class. See results panel for details. In C lass 3, way behind the W atmans came Kevin Lee, Alan IRA BERK NISSAN 300 - Australia Results • March 24, 1991 # Pos. Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Class I • Unlimited Two Seat • 22 Start • 6 Finish 155 1 Doug McMillan/Lindsay Everleigh Hunter 1110 2 Bill Croft/John Fawbert Buggy 106 3 Keith Owers/Rob Lamb Rivmasta 124 4 Neill Morrison/Geoff Heather Hunter 192 5 Trevor & Anthony Crisp Rivmasta 201 208 Class 2 • 1600cc Two Seat• 23 start• 10 Finish 1 Les B.rowntleigh Jones 2 Stuart Lord/Steve Toth Hornet Southern Cross 216 3 Bill Buchanan/Andrew Meade 1-Junter 203 4 Neville Boyes/Dale Roper Hunter 282 5 Robert & Jason Graham Hornet Class 3 • 1200cc Two Seat - 14 Start• 7 Finish 302 1 Bruce & Glenn Watman BRB Mk 11 358 2 Kevin Lee/Scott Foster Hornet 303 3 Alan & Greg Nicoll Cobra . 307 4 Stephen Hilton/Michael Taylor Rivmasta 348 5 Michael & Les Boaden Hunter Class 4 • Baja Bug • 7 Start • 3 Finish 429 1 Clarrie & Robyn Baker Baja Bug 412 2 Wayne & Kevin Hufschmid Baja Bug 444 3 Tony Thornton/Cliff Calcut Baja Bug Class 5 • 2WD Sedans & Pickups • 8 Start • 1 Finish 565 Bill Hammond/C Kaiser/B Crowe Ford Falcon UTE Class 6 • Restricted Two Seat - 5 Start • I Finish 601 1 Louie & Bill Binios Rhino Buggy Class 7 • Production 4x4 - 5 Start • 3 Finish 731 1 Grahame Baxter/David Coulton Nissan Patrol 707 2 Eric Whitbread/Chris Nussey Mitsubishi l200 715 3 Grant White/Gordon Bailie Lada Niva Class 8 • Modified 4x4 • 10 Start• 6 Finish 802 1 Fabio Zarfati/Sandro Beddoni Mitsubishi Pajero 801 2 Peter & Glen Hadlow Mitsubishi Triton 803 3 Ken Smith/Tom Orcher Holden/Isuzu Rodeo 838 4 Trevor Cunning/John Niemeyer Mitsubishi L200 816 5 Robert Knott/Wayne Knight Nissan Pathfinder Class 9 • Unlimited Singler Seat - 8 Start -4 Finish 907 1 Ron Milton Manxco 901 2 Si Heaslip Scorpion Hunter 905 3 Howard Ford Time 0/A 4:18:46 4:20:03 4:29:00 4:30:56 4:37:44 4:17:20 4:20:35 4:22:46 4:27:08 4:35:51 4:29:58 4:47:47 4:52:16 4:57:54 5:09:04 5:26:53 5:41:05 6:08:21 5:50:56 5:40:45 5:06:26 5:12:14 5:56:25 4:42:00 4:42:16 4:55:24 5:20:40 5:41:10 4:31:59 4:42:48 4:50:25 939 4 Laurie Svenson Funro 6:12:27 Star_ters, 102- Finishers, (3 laps) 41 -40%-Race Distance 223 miles - 360 km. Fastest Prologue - Peter Glover - Fastest Race Lap - Peter Glover - 1 :18:22 Highest Placed All Girl Crew - Michelle Martin/Lyn Myers #698 • 2 laps. June 1991 2 3 7 9 12 4 5 6 11 8 16 19 22 24 28 32 39 35 31 23 25 37 13 14 20 26 33 10 15 18 41 Nicoll, Steve Hilton and Michael Boaden . Bo b Mowbray sadly went out on the last lap due to clutch . fa ilure. In Baja actio n Clarrie Baker got the win over W ayne Hufschmid, then Tony Thornton . A h igh failure rate struck Class 5 but Bill Hammond would have been hard to beat anyway and was the only finisher. There was also only one C hal-lenger Class finisher, mainly due to cut-off times, Louie and Bill Binios. Grahame Baxter, Nissan Patrol, too k a well deserved victory in Class 7 and Eric Whit-bread was second with a broken exhaust. Grant White pushed his diminutive Lada Niva through the now deep silt beds to get in third. The modified 4x4 battle was close throughout the race. In the end the Fabio Zarfati Bridgestone Paje r o won out over Pe t e r Hadlow's Yokohama Triton by a mere 16 seconds! Not bad after ne~rly five hours of racing. Third was a great debut result for Ken Smith in the IGM G oodyear Rodeo. Fourth in was the high jumping Mitsubishi truck of Trevor Cunning, while in fifth was the Robert Knott Pathfinder, which suffered carb problems all day. As mentioned Ron Milton won C lass 9, which is for all single seaters. Behind him came the 1990 champion Si Heaslip, just edging out Howard Ford. Laurie Svenson struggled home on three wheels to just beat the clock and get fourth in C lass 9. So, that is the story of the opening round of the J 991 Australian Off Road Champion-ship. A race which many said was tougher and roughe r t h an Kempsey, which is traditionally Australia's roughest event. Of the 102 starters, only 41 completed the three laps. This is a finishing ratio of on l_y 40 percent. Congratulations to Les Brown and his navigator, Leigh Jones, as they now lead the field heading for the second round -The Goodyear Griffith City 450 next month. Dusty Times

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Rod Hall's Off Road Driving School By Robin T ulleners ( itor's note: Robin Tulleners, 35 of Laguna Niguel, Calif., a landscape contractor, races a Jon Nelson custom-built '72 Ford F-roo pick-up truck in Class 8 of the SCORE/HDRA desert events. He reports on a recent visit to the Rod Hall Off Road Driving School in Reiw, Nev.) Friday, August 3rd-Getting There Finally the day has arrived. I woke up in eager anticipation of flying off to the Rod Hall Off Road Driving School, right after work. Today wasn't bad, just the usual - visiting landscape jobs either starting or finishing. Clients getting nervous about their up coming house warming parties. Will we finish on time? Absolutely! But if we don't, it won't affect me, for today I will be in lovely downtown Reno. Before take-off, the captain came on with the usual garbled announcement, but one part was clear. We will be throttling back at• 1,000 feet for 'Noise abatement.' Now I know what 'weed abate-ment' is, but this term is totally foreign to my ears. Jets screaming, we're off. Oops! There goes my stomach, now my head is bumping the ceiling. This must be 'noise abatement.' I've been racing for 10 years, and never felt so close to death. This severe throttling back, so close to the ground, makes me wonder how we stay aloft. Perhaps 'noise-abatement' means the Newport Beach set doesn't like having their tea and crumpets rattled off the Dusty Times table, between their rounds of polo and cricket. Time passes, Palm Springs, then Las Vegas. Gazing out the window, I spot the road to Pahrump (the hub of entertain-ment for the West Coast). And, lookee there! The dreaded Mint 400 course, with the infamous Rock Garden. Can you imagine 500 crazed, off roaders slapping down some 750 bucks apiece to race across that? From 10.000 ft. it looks pretty tame. But I know better, from 3 ft., which is the mean elevation of a Class 8 truck. This course is a mean S.O.B. And I'm not talking book knowledge here. To date our team has had one 4th, one 6th and, yes, count° 'em, six DNFs. We changed planes and -Uh, oh! Isn't it against FAA regula-tions to get a plane sideways on a landing? Maybe the pilot is just practicing some of his graduate Rod Hall Off Road Driving School skills. Ah, there's Vince. He's my ride and weekend social partner. Fairly easy to distinguish him; head full of dreadlocks. You've seen him at all of the SCORE/ HORA races, he's the Class 5-1600 driver with a surfboard on top of his race car. His wheels today are an import pickup, I think. A little hard to tell, since it's covered with every sticker known to mankind. 1st session-Friday evening The first couple of h(?urs of the Rod Hall school are spent on a brief overview of the objectives . .,K . that they are going to cover and some general talk about off road racing, safety and what we feel we will get out of the classes. This portion is put on by the witty Josh Hall, Rod's son, and Rod himself. Saturday's Lessons Today's classroom session starts at 8 a.m., and goes until 11. The main topic is how to find that rascal, the checkered flag. (No · jokes here about my racing record.) In order to find it, we are instructed that you must take care of ·the equipment. No flying through the air with the greatest qf ease, pounding, crashing -you know, just plain driving stupid. It makes great sense to me. Before heading out of town to the test track, we stopped to get our share of Desert Tortoise burgers at Burger King. You know, just a little something to settle the pre-class jitters. The class is held 30 miles outside of Reno, on some Bureau of Land Management propety for which Hall has a use permit. Interesting trivia: 87 per cent of all the land in Nevada is federally owned. There they are, Rod's tanks, all lined up like soldiers ready to do battle. Two 4x4 Ramchargers and a W-150 4x4 pickup. We break into groups of three for personal instruction. · The first exercise is called the "slow burn." An intricate half mile course with steep drop offs, twists, turns, rocks and bumps. The lesson here is to pick your line, maneuver around the obstacles and not trash the equipment. This exercise is timed, but consistency is the object and the name of the game. Rod Hall, who has been racing for 30 years, has finished 95 percent of all the races he's entered. That's consistent! The second exercise, or feat, is called the roller whoop-de-doos. Take off by squeezing on the throttle, brake coming into the turn, power going out, roll over the whoops nice and easy; keeping the truck off of the bump stops. Powerhousing these stock trucks would either break them, or inflict serious pain on the cab occupants. Looking at how far it is back to town, I ease up on the gas. The last exercise today before returning to the hotel is in brake June 1991 modulation. First, up to speed on a short straight to about 25 mph; then stop between two designated . cones without locking up the wheels. Then we increase our speed by 30 per cent, (about 32 mph) and stop in the same distance. Sure had me fooled; it worked! Sunday's Lessons Up bright and early, and back out to the test track where ex-stock car racer Jeff Cummings, now ofBFGoodrich fame, gave us a 60 minute seminar on tires, specifically on their design and function. He knows his stuff. The first lesson today was the slow speed slalom. This is accom(?lished in hoth two and four wheel drive. Going off at 16 mph between cones lets you feel the vehicle slide without getting out of control. Here again, consistency and control are the keys. The second lesson is Break and Turn. This was taught by the famous Class 4 driver, Buddy Renae. Accelerate to 35 mph, maneuver through some cones while braking; give a little gas going through the dip to transfer weight off the front wheels; then, go to a checkpoint type stop. Buddy did an excellent job teaching us this. Break time! Just in time, too. Some great sandwiches, chips, salads, sodas. One can really work up an appetite out here. After lunch, we proceeded over to the sand hill. Now this is interesting. Take a Monaco style track, get rid of all the asphalt, and tilt it on a 30 degree angle. Now add sand, and a couple of Ramchargers in two wheel drive, no less. There is always a lesson to these darn things. This one was throttle modulation without getting stuck. However, if we did get stuck, a quick jerk of the 4x4 lever remedied the situation. Next we faced a half mile track that had all of the previously studied components. The object here is to scoot around it as fas• '" physically possible, but maintai a consistent lap time. Beir J consistent is always a challenge . The fun was to begin now. Rod and his two boys, Josh and Chad, had set up a three mile test track. Sand wash, hairpin turns, bumps, small jumps, high speed straights ( not to exceed 45 mph since these are not fully equfpped race trucks) and even simulated check points. Natch! Three laps, all back to back, just like race day. This will be a great conclusion to an already fantastic weekend. First lap was like a pre-run, uh, well, what pre-running used to be like. Second lap, took a full 15 seconds off my previous lap time. Final lap, peeled 10 more seconds off. Now we're cooking on the front burner! Just before calling it quits, good ol' Rod throws in a new twist. This time, just one more lap, but we have to go in the opposite direction. Go, Hammer down! My mission was to go as fast as my W-150 4x4 would go, yet ... you guessed it ... not beat up the equipment. Hard right, brake hard -remember "modulate" - squeeze the throttle, this time to the wood. Now we're really flying! Last half mile, coming down the wash, into a four wheel drift. Hang on, Chad! Birchen! 30 seconds faster than my best lap time. Well, I knew it. Sooner or later, this weekend must come to an end. Final comments were given by Rod. A certificate to prove your worthiness was also pre-: sented to each participant by the Hall clan. Chad was good enough to tell me, "You did a very, very fine job out there. You're very aggressive, but also very smooth." and he joked, "You look good in your helmet." Thanks, Chad. Back home, with an ice cold can of Colorado's finest brew, I kick back, relax and reflect on this weekend's new found knowledge and accomplishments. ·The Off-Roader's Choice· • E-Z ur INSTANT SHELTERS Imagine setting up a free-standing shelter in less than 60 seconds! NO missing parts NO center poles NO ropes NO hassle • 5 sizes • 24 colors • Custom Graphics Instant Pit Shelter La Rema Contingency Sponsor E-Z UP Authorized Dealer CASTEX RENTALS, INC. 1044 N. 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GRR DESERT TOUR '91 Cheuvront Takes It All At Hassayampa Hop By Daryl Drake Photos by Volkspower's Carol Knupp & 3-D Photography Steve Cheuvront kept his VW powered Chenowth out of the ruts and turned consistent lap times for all ten rounds on his way to the overall and Class 10 victories at his first GRR race. Scottsdale, Arizona's Steve today. Glad everybody else broke Cheuvront put in a consistent and gave me a chance to win." drive to take the Overall and Class In at second overall and in Class 10 honors at the "Hassayampa 10 was Tom Higgins in the Hop Rough Road Rally", third Higgins/Capatch Toyota-Chap-event in the GRR Desert Tour arral, not quite five minutes back. '91. Class 1 winner Greg Holman's Cheuvront allowed only a Porsche-Homemade was third spread of a minute and a half overall, three and one-half between his quickest and slowest minutes later. of ten laps over a fifteen mile The "Hassayampa Hop" was a course, covering the 150 mile last minute ·substitute for the distance in 3:33:59 to give the originally scheduled 'Saddle Sore FodFab/Show-N-TellVideo/Off 150". Seems yours truly did not Road CoJ:llmunications/Super get the permit application to the Seats by Beard/Trick/Yokohama BLM in time. So GRR produced VW-Chenowth an average of the "Hassayampa Hop" on 42.l0mph."Ihadalotoffun", private ranch roads in the said Cheuvront. "I'm real grateful Hassayampa River Valley north-to Fod Fab, Arizona Transaxle, west of Phoenix. my wife Vicki and the Allison Heav·y Rains during the gang. Higgins and I had a good preceding week kept dust to a race today, neither one of us had minimum OP the route, while an advantage. I was just luckiest sunny skies greeted the par-THE WRIGHT PLACE~. COIL SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines anc at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can use them 011 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 adjw~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 40 ticipants on race day. From the Start/Finish line, the route followed a fun, fast, twisty road north to Smith's Mill, a stamping operation for the Vulture Mine around the turn of the century. Today, only some old foundations remain of the settlement. The route then twisted to the Northeast along a road that was often more of a wash since the rains. A turn to the north led to what many called the fastest section of the loop, a wide open gravel section. Next came a tight, tight trail that soon enough dropped into a wash that led the racers to Checkpoint #1. · A rocky gulch bit of road was next, offering the last real traction. From there on it was soft sand, fast and easy in some spots, tricky in others, like at Check-point #2, where some cars just about got stuck. It was one of those loops that changed every lap, usually for the worse. But lots of folks had a good time on the Fly-N-Hi "PRE-FUN" and raised more funds for Wickenburg's "Cops Who Care" program while they took a pleasant morning ridfthrough the desert. Twenty teams from New Mexico and Arizona participated with Class 1 off first, followed by 10,-1-2-1600 and 5 combined, 3 and 8 combined, 9 and 11. Starting at noon thirty seconds apart, all had five hours to complete ten laps with the exception of Class 11, which only needed six laps for a finish. Tom Murray was first off in Class 1, but running at a disadvantage with a small type 1 motor since his big type 4 was at FAT for its San Felipe prep. Albuquerque's Robert Gayton blasted to the lead in his Mazda-Chaparral single with a time of 19:38 for the first lap afid a 32 second margin on Carl Perez and Ross Whitmoyer in their two seat Mazda-Chaparral. Doug McDer-mid, subbing for Bill Cook, who had taken ill, was third a minute and a half later in the Chevy-J imco. Stanley Steele was 15 seconds back for fourth, but pitted with a sick motor, running lean and hot. Greg Holman was fifth, John Thul sixth, John and Peggy Jacobs seventh and Murray June 1991 Greg Holman took the Class 1 lead in the final miles driving his Porsche powered racer, and he not only took the Class 1 win, but scored third overall at the Hassayampa Hop. eighth, Scott Stinson was ninth and Paul Nolte was out, a broken CV ending his first race for the new Pontiac-Woods two seater before Check # 1. Gayton was cooking and built up a 4:45 lead on Perez by the beginning of lap seven. Holman was now third, McDermid was fourth, Thul fifth, all still on the lead lap. The Jacobses were sixth, Murray seventh, with five laps and Stinson was out, having struggled for three laps with oil pressure problems. But lap seven brought a lot of changes. Gayton had a CV explode and had to hike back to the pits for parts. Perez passed the stricken Gayton for the lead only to have his transmission lock up tight a few miles later. McDermid now had the lead by an even minute over Holman. Thul held third six minutes later. Down almost a lap were the Jacobses, fourth and Murray's VW-Woods was now fifth with Dean Coker at the wheel. · The V-6 Chevy was pulling away from the Porsche now as McDermid had increased his lead to 2: 17 over Holman by the beginning of the final lap. Gayton had rejoined the fray but was just minutes shy of two laps down. Just a few miles from the finish, the fuel pressure on the exotic fuel-injected Chevy fell, McDer-mid stopped to see if he could correct the trouble, and Holman shot past as he pounded on the car. McDermid decided to limp on in and Thul also got around him. Holman went on to take his first Class 1 win in the R.E.F. Unlimited/ Asher Motors Porsche-Homemade with a time of 3:42:03. "A fun ride today", said Holman. "I'd like to thank Jack Woods for all his patience · and GRR for the good time had by all. "Also my brother for building a good motor and John Ronnerud for building a good tranny. Proves you can run hard with a small tranny and a big motor and stilt finish." Holman's car has some interesting details, like a Holley four barrel carb mounted on an oil warmed plenum chamber type intake manifold. Four and one-half minutes later, John Thul brought his Toyota V-6 two seater in for second. McDermid was third, 2:15 behind Thul. Meanwhile, Gayton had lost his transmission on the ninth lap. The Jacobses were fo_µrth, and Murray was fifth, their sub 2.3 liter flat fours no match for the sixes on this course. In Class 10 it was Cheuvront out front early with Tom Higgins second. John Blizzard was down with CV woes. Higgin~ trailed by 33 seconds then_l:36, then 1:24, Paul Sigmundson took time off from radio duty to give the checkered flag to Tony Pierce and Kelly Reedy who won the combined 1-2-1600 and Class 5 honors in the VW powered Raceco. Tom Struttmann waged a see saw battle in Class 9, but powered into t-he lead and the win when it counted, .at the checkered flag, running trouble free all day in the Chenowth with VW power. Dusty Times

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Tom Higgins diced with Steve Cheuvront all day long, but couldn't make the pass, and he ended up second overall and in Class 10 in the Toyota Chaparral. John Thul has a Toyota V-6 in the tail of his racer and was screaming over the ranch roads en route to second in Class 1 and a great fourth overall. Doug McDermid throws up a sandy rooster,tail here, and while leading the fuel system failed on the Chevy V-6 and Doug dropped to 5th overall, 3rd in class. John Ronnerud raced against the 1-2-1600s, the lone Baja, but apparently gave away more in weight than he made up in Class 5 power and took second. Albuquerque's Robert Gayton ran away with the race the first half, then on lap 7 he lost a CV and soon had serious tranny trouble and was out for good. Getting stuck in the deep sand stopped the Ford of Tony Harbeck and Jimmy Wood after four laps, as they said they got tired of digging out. closing the gap back to 36 seconds by the start of lap five. But it was Cheuvront's day and he held the lead to the finish. Higgins was 4:28 in arrears for his second place finish. Blizzard only managed to finish two laps before mechanical ills added up to stop him. Tony Pierce and John Ron-nerud, in 1-2-1600 and 5 respectively, ran together for the purse. The Pierce Racing/Griffith Plumbing/Yokohama/Off Road Communications/Wilky Mach-ine/KC HiLites VW-Raceco worked much better in the sand than the heavy Baja and won handily with a 4:02:40 to Ronnerud's 4:20: 18. Class 3's Rich Severson and Class B's Tony Harbeck and ·Jimmy Wood ran together as the heavy metal class. But neither would finish, with the two wheel drive Ford getting stuck in deep sand on lap four and the CJ burning a piston on lap six after a project for the boys at T.U.F. hard charge. (Tucson Unlimited Fabrication), In Class 9, the lead went back I and a driver change was in order and forth between Vic Evans and' every two laps. Along with Larry Tom Struttman. Evans had a 36 was Rob Tanner, then it was Tim second margin as he started lap ' McFarland and Dave Weiser three, but fell 9:16 behind by the (who were rumored to have end of lap five and 22:43 back at turned over in the sand), and the finish with various woes. finally, Don Weiser and Larry Struttman ran trouble free and Durgin got their chance. Their earned his second consecutive first lap, the fifth, went fine but on GRR victory for the Yoko-the final trip, the fuel pump went hama/Fox Shox/ Arizona Trans-out ten miles from the finish. We axle/SuperSeats by Beard VW-waited at the Finish Line as the Chenowthwithatimeof4:19:00. Bug grew more and more "It was fun but tiring!" said overdue. Fina\ly, with a time of Struttmann. "The last laps were 4:58:34, just 1:26 shy of the time rough for our little car. I'd like to i limit, the Beetle made it in, thank my mom and dad, my wife I finishing to a round of applause. June and my brother and co- I Don had been stumped for a driver Mike." while by the fuel pump troubles Larry Weiser's Class 11 entry but came up with an idea. He and looked like it would be first in, if not first overa\1, with lap times quick enough to get six done before anyone could complete ten. This is a low dollar fun Durgin took the windshield ratio yet in the 1991 series. washer reservoir and mounted it GRR thanks the landowners, above the carb, and filled it with ranchers and volunteers that gas. They were soon rolling again made everything run smooth, but slowly since the gravity despite the short notice. system couldn't keep the fuel Asluckwouldhaveit,GRRhas bowl full with much throttle. batted 100%onbeautifulweather Still, they found an ingenious way and Arizona Highways-style to finish, and that's what makes sunsets. On Sunday morning after desert racing such an adventure. the race, GRR officials, volunteers The chance to innovate on the and a friendly rancher with a spot. The pioneer spirit. tractor groomed the trail, filling in I think the T.U.F. gang was as ruts and cleaning up trash left by happy and proud to win back other desert users. Heavy rains their $100 for finishing here as the following week erased signs of some folks might feel after a big GRR's presence. As GRR course time overall win. Well, they sure director Bill Graham says, "Move had fun and that's what GRR is a\1 it, Don't Pollute it!" about: Having fun in a low The series now takes a break pressure atmosphere. The"Hassa-until late September, but GRR yampa Hop" yielded 12 finishers may have some fun during the out of the 20 starters, the best summer. 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. No more Greasy C .V. Joints. 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SCCA NATIONAL PRO RALLY SUBARU CHAMPIONSHIP The 1991 Rim Of The World Rally By Rod Koch Photos: Trackside Photos Inc. .. ..., ,w.;,:❖ ~i«'~-~ Rod Millen and Tony Sircombe, now Californians, made a strong debut in the new Mazda 323 GTX slated for Asia Pacific competition. They won the National Pro Rally overall by a good margin, 3 minutes, 10 seconds. The Rim Of The World, now into its third year as a National Pro Rally, was held over April 19-21 out ofLancaster. CA. Rim was the first event on the SCCA's 1991 National Pro Rally series calendar. The seven SCCA Pro Rallys scheduled for 1991 are now known as the Subaru Championship, due to Subaru's • involvement in and two year sponsorship of the National Pro Rally series. 48 rally vehicles and teams turned out to contest both the National rally, and the two SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional rallys held at the same time. Anong with Rod Millen's new car, a Mazda 323 GTX all-wheel drive, with a new 1839cc motor, several other potent new cars ~hawed up to give Millen and navigator, Tony Sircombe some heavy competi-tion. Chad DiMarco and Eric Hauge had Chad's new Group A Subaru Legacy all wheel drive turbo, looking extremely attrac-tive in multi-colored metallic paint. Last year's newcomer to the National rally series, Noel Lawler, from Ireland, had his new Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 ready for 'I DE ~JJ~IQ) OFF-ROAD RACING I EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES for free catalog phone (805) 683-1211 Page 41 its debut in the Production GT class. 1990 National champion, Paul Choiniere brought his formidable Audi Quattro out from Vermont. Bruno Kreibich from New York, who consistently finishes in the top five, had his Audi-Quattro ready for the Rim's tight, twisty mountain roads. 1990 Group A winners at Rim, Tim O'Neil and Martin Headland, were in from New Hampshire in the unique all-wheel drive supercharged Volkswagen G60 Rall ye Golf, hoping for a repeat of last year's win. Jeff Zwart and Shannon Millen, both had their Mazda 323 GTXs ready, each having been prepared by Rod Millen's Motorsport. 1990 National Production class winner, Mark Molnar brought back his VW Golf GTI for another run at the Rim. Changes in the Rallytruck class for 1991, allowing the larger 6 cylinder motors, saw 1990 truck class champions Roger Hull and Rob Cherry show up with the 4.0 liter 6 and auto-trans in their Jeep Comanche. Guy Light from Michigan brought out his new GMC Sonoma pickup with 4.3 liter power for its debut. Toyota trucks driven by the Gooches, Gary and Judi, and Ken White and Adrian Crane, gave notice that the Rallytruck class win would be seriously contested. The large facility at R&E Racing in Lancaster served as headquarters for registration, Contingency row, tech. inspec-tion, Pare Expose and the start. Subaru brought out their Mobile Traction Center, which allowed the public to sit in a new Subaru Legacy, in an electronically-controlled simulator, experienc-ing road racing, rally racing, driving in snow and on rain soaked streets. A neat concept and well in tune with Pro Rallying. The first four stages were run o~riday evening with the first car ff at 7:01 p.m. 27 National vehic ~ started, followed by 32 Divisional entrants. The Divis-ional cars were running the first four stages as a coefficient 2 event. A number of the Divisional cars were also entered in the National to compete for points and part of the $5,000.00 in prize money. Paul Choiniere and Scott Weinhemer in the Q .uattro, bested the field on the first stage, which ran for 11 curving miles on a high mountain ridge. Millen and Sircombe were a close second overall, followed by Chad DiMarco and Erik Hauge in third, and Tim O 'Neil and Martin Headland in fourth overall position. Stage 2, 11.9 miles of tight, twisty mountain curves, saw Rod Millen's Mazda pull ahead for the_stage win, leaving Choiniere in second and O'Neil in third, with Jeff Zwart and David White bringing up a close fourth overall. Stage 3, 5 .8 miles in length, had Chad DiMarco winning that stage over Paul Choiniere in second and Tim c;r, Merrill and Jon Wickens completed the easterners sweep of some top spots taking second in GT, fifth overall, and also winning the GT class in both the friday and the Saturday Divisionals. June 1991 Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley showed off their new Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4 in a quick run, taking first in the GT Production class, and placing a dandy third overall in the hills. O'Neil in third. Stage 4, another 10 miles of roller coaster mountain road, was taken by Rod Millen and Tony Sircombe in the small, but very fast new Mazda. Chad DiMarco finished a close second, a minute behind Millen and .22 minutes ahead of third placing Paul Choiniere. At the end of Stage 4, Millen had a 2½ minute lead over Choiniere and iWeinhemer in second overall. Third overall and first in Group A was held by DiMarco and Hauge, while Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley had put in a fine drive for the new Mitsubishi Galant in taking fifth overall and first in GT class. Guy Light held a good lead in the Truck class over the Gooches and Mark Molnar maintained the Production lead in his VW GTI, after W.G. Giles' GTI had problems on Stage 2 and fell off the pace. Local California Rally Series members, Chris Weleff and Denise Clark were second in Production class, right behind Molnar, in a Toyota Celica. Returning to Lancaster, all cars were placed into Pare Ferme at the Lancaster Desert Inn to await the re-start the next morning. The Divisional teams were also scheduled to run the next day's 8 stages, as a separate coefficient 3 event. Millen and Sircombe were first to re-start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and began the 26 mile transit at the head of the field, out to Stage 5, a short 3.8 mile run, called Bum's Canyon. Rod's Mazda 323 again proved its superiority over the rest of the cars, by winning that stage in 6. 75 minutes, .30 minute ahead of Choiniere and Weinhemer who took second overall. Two notable non-starters on the second day were Jeff Zwart in the Mazda and Roger Hull in the 6 cyl. Jeep both having suffered terminal mechanical problems on the previous evening. Millen and Sircombe next won the 6 mile Stage 6 by just a few seconds over Paul Choiniere. Choiniere then poured on the power of his Audi Qµattro on the 9.2 mile Stage 7, the fastest stage of the event, winning that stage by almost a minute over Millen. Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge succumbed to turbo failure in the Subaru Legacy on this stage, thus ending a fine effort in Group A. Rod Millen then countered Choiniere's assault, by winning Stage 8, 11. 7 miles of the tightest, twistiest mountain road in North American rallying. Millen's smaller Mazda had the advantage over Choiniere's larger Quattro on this stage. A three hour service break at picturesque Lake Hughes in the m ountains o f the Ange les National Forest, followed Stage 8. Shannon Millen took over the Group A lead, following Chad DiMarco's DNF on Stage 7, and Tim O'Neil's DNF on Stage 8, O'Neil having suffered serious drive line problems in the Rallye Golf. Noel Lawler continued to hold the lead in the GT class, with Guy Light and the new GMC out ahead in the Truck class. Mark Molnar in the VW GTI maintain-ed his lead in Production class over Weleff and Clark in the Toyota. During the service break, $1200.00 in prize money was handed out, courtesy of Bud-weiser, for the first and second place cars in both the National and Divisional events who had the fastest times in their classes on the first four daylight stages, officially known as the Budweiser Daylight Dash. Rod Millen took Open class prize money, followed by Paul Choiniere. In GT class, Noel Lawler was first, with Carl Merrill in second. Group A money was given to Shannon Millen, the only car in that class still running. W .G . Giles won Production, with Mark Molnar in for second. In the Rallytruck class, Guy Light was first followed by Gary Gooch. Californians Shannon Millen and Cal Coatsworth held up the locals' honor by winning Group A in the Mazda 323 G TX, and the blonde lady from Newport Beach also drove to sixth overall. Dusty Times

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'£, Defending overall National champion Paule Choiniere and Scott Weinheimer 4 wheel around a tight mountain curve in the Audi Quattro. They were second overall and in Open Class. Gary and Judi Gooch run the National Series out of northern California, and they took a close second in trucks in the Toyota SR-5 and eighth overall. (Photo: High Desert Photo) Mark Molnar and f o~ Burgess towed from Ohio to rally the VW Golf G Tl at Rim, and it was worth the tow as they nailed down first in Production class and a sparkling tenth overall. CRS regulars Chris We/eff and Denise Clark, had a fine weekend in the Toota Celica, taking second in Production in the Nations/, 11th overall, and were fifth CRS Stock on Friday and Fourth CRS Stock on Saturday. Diminished visibility on the remaining four night stages was becoming a concern for Rim organizers, Mike and Paula Gibeault. Clouds from a rare Southern California storm front, were settling in on the higher mountain stages. Stage 12, the highest of the stages, was' cancelled due to heavy fog, but despite the mountain high foggy conditions, Rod Millen and Tony Sircombe blasted thru on Stages 9, 10 and 11, winning each in succession and the overall victory at Rim. Paul Choiniere and Scott Weinhemer held onto a close second, conceding the overall and Open class victory to Millen by just 3.10 minutes in overall time for the 11 stages. In the third overall spot, Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley seemed well The Losers The SCORE San Felipe race was such a sprint, on a relatively easy to get to course, that the average for finishers was a high 58.1 %, which left only some 72 of the entries as non-finishers. Of course, there is always at least one who becomes a Loser without setting a wheel on the race track, and this time it was Richard Binder, who races in Class 10. R ichard, who lives close by in Yuma, had done his pre-running, and was almost all set to leave for the race. All he had to do was load the car on the trailer. But as he prepared to do that he heard a funny noise in the motor, and that was the end of his race, right there. The crank had broken, and Binder was a stay at home. Jack Johnson was an early Loser, but he did get three miles into the race before he lost a piston in his unlimited class Jeep. And Evan Evans, who had a new Class 6 Blazer with hand controls, had a hard time getting to the start, because his distributor was acting up, so he was actually the ' last racer to get the green flag. Unfortunately, he was one of the first to go out, when his steering broke before Check l. Evan and his crew tried to get it fixed, but they used up so much time that the checkpoints were closing by the time he got moving again. This was the first race for the car, which hndn 't had a lot of testing, so we anticipate seeing it go a lot further in subsequent races. Tom Martin had his Pontiac powered two seater humming along up near the top of Diablo Dry Lake when a pit vehicle, being driven on a trail that intersected the course, appeared in front of him. Tom swerved left, and avoided a solid hit, but the collision was enough to tear the shocks loose, and break a trailing Dusty Times satisfied with their first outing in Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt the Mitsubishi Galant which also powered the new GMC 6 cyl. captured the GT class victory. pickup in for seventh overall, and Their only problems with the new won the Truck class by three car, consisted of replacing disc minutes over the eighth overall brake pads, due to the intense finisher and second fastest truck demands on brakes caused by the the Toyota driven by the fast down hill sections on the Gooches. The ninth overall place various stages. and third in GT was taken by Bruno Kreibich and Jeff Becker California Rally Series regulars, captured the fourth overall as well Noberto Gomez and Jorge Facio as third Open class spot, in their in a Mitsubishi Starion. Mark very quick Qµattro. Carl Merrill, Molnar and Tom Burgess rounded who came out from Maine in his out the top 10 finishers with their Mazda 323 GTX with navigator win in the Production Class. participation, gave no doubt as to the professionalism of the "Rim", and the healthy status of Pro Rallying in general. The series will continue next with the Tiadaghton National Pro Rally, held out of Williamsport, PA on May 3-5th. Jon Wickens, had a very good Mild temperatures and the very run, finishing second in GT class, challenging roads of the Rim of and fifth overall. Shannon Millen the World, made the event an who seems to drive faster each idea I opener for the 1991 year, but not as fast as hubby, National Pro Rally series. The Rod, took the Group A victory field of so many well prepared with navigator Cal Coatsworth, cars and teams along with and the sixth overall position. excellent sponsor and contingency Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt switched from VW to GMC truck this season and the veteran Michigan rally team had no trouble adapting, not only winning the RallyTruck honors but placing seventh overall. By Judy Smith arm, and p~t the Martins on the trailer. , Rudy Cortez was out of the race when his Class 5 car had problems at mile 23, somewhere on the Beach Road. He sent a message for his crew to come get him, which they tried to do, but even with a lot of frantic radio communica-tion, they couldn't quite figure out where Rudy was. Finally, they ended up driving down the course to get him and were spotted by some SCORE officials, who took offense, correctly. To add to Rudy's unsuccessful day, the Competition Review Board later penalized him 45 minutes for his pit crew's error of judgment. Doug Fortin got his Class 10 car just to the first road crossing, where he had an engine fire. He used his halon bottle, but it did no good, and Doug resorted to the tried and true method of throwing sand on the flames to extinguish them. It worked, but not before a wide assortment of wires and other necessary items were too burned to function. Mike Withers, in Class 10, had a mysterious electrical problem, which he couldn't figure out, so he limped back in early in the morning, and discovered some days later that his problem had been a collapsed plate in his battery. In the Unlimited Class, the most eye catching Loser was Ron Gardner, whose single seater suffered a hit from the rear which dislodged his carburetor, broke the intake manifold, and dumped fuel onto the exhaust, enveloping the car in flames almost instantly. The car coasted to a halt just a few feet to the side of the race course at about mile 86, and after a few panicky seconds while he unhooked his belts, Ron exited the car safely, complete!)'. unburned. He had the required got' ft fixed for him. Then he went fire extinguisher in his car, but on, looking forward to getting to there was no time to get it the finish line, and he even unmounted, and he had no on-radioed to his chase crew to have a board flame-out type system. A drink ready, because he was helicopter happened to be not far coming in. But his ring and pinion away, and saw what happened, so went out nine miles before the it landed in case aid was needed, checkered flag. That's what they and Ron was offered a ride back say about counting your chickens to the start finish. There was before they hatch, right Gary? nothing they could do for the car, In the Mini-Mag class Scott so Ron took off to get his trailer, Steinberger broke a shock and the leaving his car still in flames and A-arm mounts, and needed a lot spewing a black column of smoke of welding before he could get into the clear blue sky. The car going again. He was so far down burned for about an hour, and he couldn't find the markers, nothing was left that was because they were dusty, or run salvageable, except maybe the left over, and kept thinking he was front tire and wheel. Ron said lost. He'd also developed a they had a terrible time getting it radiator leak, and had to keep onto the trailer. adding water, and then, at mile Bill Church got his new Chevy 190, the motor quit, and he truck about 28 miles into the race discovered that the air cleaner had and lost his transmission. It took broken off. And then it was three his crew about an hour and 20 hours before his crew could get minutes to change it, and then he him towed out and back to went on. He got to Borrego before civilization. it broke again. Bill said that the A Qµad racer named Randy first time it just broke, but the Bringle had a particularly second time it started slipping and unpleasant day of it at San Felipe. got hot. He thinks maybe they had r"'." contaminated something, some-• how, with perhaps a little bit of metal from the first transmission. At any rate, that was the end of the Church's race. Brian Stewart's Class 8 Dodge motor started to go away in the first three miles of the race. Reports are confusing, but sources say he got no further than the San Felipe dump before he was out. Scott Douglas wasn't a Loser, since he actually finished third in Class 7, but his anony-mous passenger, who is reported to have thrown up in his helmet, is surely a Loser by anyone' s standards. He was running fairly well, but had been caught by a few of the big race vehicles, and then, while approaching the Zoo Roa~ crossover point, he was riding on • the left side of the trail, with his right side tires on the center hump, when another unlimited class car caught up with him. The car tried to pass on the right and apparently hit something on the edge of the road, bounced to the left and ran over Bringle's racer. He ended up with paint from the car's frame o n his helmet, a collapsed lung and. two broken ribs. Bringle's crew came to his rescue and took him across the border where he spent a couple of days in the hospital. He was a little incensed with the car driver for not stopping to inquire whether he'd been injured or not. One wonders if those big cars with all that wheel travel could actually run over a Qµad and not know it. Next month it's back to Baja again, and we'll have Losers from the Baja Internacional, more familiarly known as the "500". Gary Mecham, who drives in Class 1/2, bent a stub axle on the Beach Road, but he went on, hoping to get to the finish before it broke. He didn't. He was about 30 miles from the end of the race when it gave out, so he hollered for his crew, and they came and .4<,; ,,,=-\,K.-· "".;. June 1991 Ron Gardner was a really big Loser, when a hit from the rear broke off the carburetor on his unlimited single seater, and, while Ron jumped out unharmed, thankfully, the car burned to the ground around mile 86, his two fire extinguishers unable to quench the flames. (Photo: Judy Smith) Page 43

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THE 1991 RIM OF THE WORLD DMSIONAL COEFFICIENT t AND COEFFICIENT 3 PRO RALLffl Lon Peterson Wins Both Divisional .Rim Rally Honors By Rod Koch Photos: Trackside Photos Inc. 'MI :f\1lf -;.. -1 _.✓• "'-,s,. .,, Lon Peterson and Jim Lo;e ';moked the CRS_/So-Pac Di~isionals, winning both events overall and in Open Class in the fast Arrow.Just think what they could do m a newer all wheel drive rally car! For California Rally Series competitors, the Rim Of The World Pro Rally is that one event each year that really stirs up :;rimal passions. Perhaps, because it is held in the Spring or maybe it's like that old love that you swear you'd never have anything else to do with because she was so demanding and treated you so rough the last time, but one day, she calls, and you know you just have to try one more time. Rim has that reputation among both SCCA National and Divi-sional rally teams, due to having the tightest, twistiest, and most demanding rally stages in North America. Summing it up, Rim is simply the greatest roller coaster ride ever. Rally navigators cringe at the thought of running the Rim, and keep plenty of Dramamine, prescription ear patches, and plastic bags handy. As each mountain stage has it's "water-bars", the digs and rises which direct runoff water across the road, drivers and team mechanics pay special attention to shocks and suspensions. Due to the steep downhill sections, extra brake pads with the service crews are "de-rigueur". The 1991 version of Rim as an SCCA Southern Pacific Divisional Pro Rally, was unique in several ways. It was the first event on the 1991 California Rally Series -calendar, and to allow teams to run with the National Pro Rally entrants, organizers, Mike and Paula Gibeault allowed the Divisional vehicles to run the same 12 stages as the National Rally. However, for the Divisional the 12 stages were divided up into · two (2) separate events. The first four stages on Friday evening, April 19th were designated as a coefficient 2 divisional, and the remaining eight stages, held on Saturday April 20th, counted as a coefficient 3 divisional rally. A divisional team could enter one or both, as well as enter th~ National event. R&E Racing's 10,000 square foot new facility in Lancaster, CA served the rallyists as the site of registration, technical inspection, and impound, known as "Pare Expose"'. Pare Expose' means you can work on the car in impound, "Pare Ferme"' means you can't. One ofR&E's special-ties is their stroked 460 Ford motor, measuring 510 cubic inches. Add to that their compact, smog legal supercharger, and you have one fantastic power package, for towing, boating, racing or whatever. Several of R&E's supercharger equipped vehicles were on display, along with spon-sors displays on contingency row. This, combined with an array of all types of rallv vehicles, includ-ing the super, turbocharged, all-wheel drive cars of the National competitors, gave the whole scene a festive as well as highly profes-sional atmosphere. 32 Divisional cars left the start ramp at R&E Racing following the National competitors at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Lon Peterson and Jim Love, three time Rim Div-isional winners, simply flew thru the four stages, which varied in length from 5.8 miles to 11.9 miles. Their light, super fast Arrow produced stage times faster than all, but the quickest all-wheel drive National cars. The Divisional teams are always very competitive, and this event was no exception as Carl Merrill and Jon Wickens in their fast Mazda 323 GTX were right behind Peterson and Love, taking second on stages 1, 3, and 4, and a third on stage 2. It looked like a real battle could emerge on Saturday for first over-all between the 2 wheel drive Arrow with 2600cc's and the Mazda all-wheel drive with only 1600cc's, but turbocharged. Jeff Griffin and brother Chris were running a new stroker moto; in their Volvo 142 and took third fastest times on stages 1 and 3 with a second fast time behind Peterson and Love on stage 2. Unfortunately, the Griffins had .;.;,-an "off' on stage 4, becoming stuck, with a delay of over 12 minutes, putting them way down on total time, a_nd out of the top three places. Lon Peterson and Jim Love took the overall and Open class win, with a total time of 1 hour, 15.41 minutes. They were followed by Carl Merrill and Jon Wilkens in 2nd overall and 1st in GT class with a 1 hour, 16.57 minute time. A steady drive by Erik Thomp-son and Ben Bradley in their Volvo 142E, gave them the third overall spot, and second in Open class. Ray Hocker and Ray Thurm in Hocker's small, but agile Honda CRX, captured the fourth overall and third Open class posi-tion. Fifth overall and first in CRS Stock class went to Jeff and Ev Hendricks in their Jeep Comanche 4cy l. pickup. The Hendricks beat out Roger Hull and Rob Cherry's more powerfu 1 6 cy l. Comanche that finished sixth overall and second in GT. Hull and Cherry picked up three minutes in road penalty points, otherwise they would have taken third overall, but that's rallying. Ron Wood and Kelly Walsh in the VW Scir-occo had a good run in the front wheel driver, finishing seventh overall and fourth in Open. The next three positions were all taken by CRS Stock class cars with Sam Moore and J oho Elkin in eighth in the Arrow, Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Mark Williams. Ninth in Lauchlin's Datsun 610, and Dan Hook tenth in his Toyota Celica. After completing the four stages, all competitors returned to the Desert Inn in Lancaster. All rally cars were required to be placed into Pare Ferme, until 7:00 a.m. the next morning. A mid-rally chili party, hosted by Ray-bestos Brake Linings at the Desert Inn, greeted both National and Divisional teams, offering a splendid midnight snack. On Saturday, April 20th, by 10:30 a.m. the next morning, all rally vehicles were back at Pare-Expose at R&E Racing. The re-•· start for the National cars, and start for the coefficient 3 Div-isional event began at 12:30 p.m. with the National competition leaving the start ramp at R&E Racing, followed by the Div-isional teams. A six minute gap was left after the last National car, which prevented the faster div-isional cars from overtaking the slowest National cars. The first two stages on Satur-day were contested over essen-tially the same roads as greeted the rallyists the night before. Carl Merrill and Jon Wickens proved the agility of all-wheel drive, by winning the first stage over Jeff Griffin's Volvo, second fastest, and Peterson and Love's Arrow in third place. Peterson and Love, struck back by winning stage 2, as well as the fast 9.2 mile stage 3, and the Long, 1 1. 7 mile twisty, tight, roller coaster, stage 4. The Griffin's Volvo, placed second on stages 2 and 3, then settled for third, behind Merrill and Wickens on stage 4. Merrill and Wickens were also getting some close competition in the GT class from W .G. Giles and Bob Pierce in their VW GTI which had fastest GT class time and third overall on stage 2. In CRS Stock Class, a battle was going on between Harris Done and Larry Scott in the RX7, and the Hendricks Jeep · Comanche. Sam Moore and John Elkin's bid for their second Stock Class win of the weekend, ended before the start of stage 3 when their Arrow's trans locked up in 4th gear. After stage 4, all competitors pulled into the Lake Hughes Service area for a three hour service break. One team that needed the full three hours for repairs was Chad Dykes and Pat Hanson who rolled their Open class Datsun 510 on stage 4. They carried both front and rear wind-shields in the back seat of the Dat-sun as they pulled into Lake Hughes. With some pounding and duct tape, they made repairs, Erik Thompson and Ben Bradley rally the Volvo 142E out of Portland, Oregon and they took second Open and third O/A Friday, and were fifth Open in the National Rally. .... ... ' ,.,... Ray Hocker and Ray Thurm had a good rally in the Honda CRX, driving to third in Open Class both days, 4th O/A Friday and fifth O/A on Saturday. Roger Hull and Rob Cherry, also from Prescott, AZ, have a 6 cylinder engine in the Jeep for National competition, and placed second in CRS Stock on Friday, but were a DNF on Saturday. Sam Moore and John Elkin zipped the plymouth Arrow into second in Stock on Friday, but failed to finish both the Divisional or National on Saturday. Page 44 June 1991 Dusty Times

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" Lauchlin O'Sullivan and Mark Williams almost missed this 180 turn, but got the Datsun 610 roaring to third in Stock and ninth overall on Friday. Jeff and Chris Griffin whipped the Volvo 142 into second in Open and third 0 /A on Friday, but fell to seventh Open and 17th 0 /A with Saturday Woes. (Photo: High Desert Photo) W. G. Giles and Bob Pierce brought the VW Golf G Tl from Mich-igan, ran all three rallies and were 3rd in National Production, 7th GT CRS on Fri., 2nd GT CRS on Sat. and 4th 0/A. Dan Hook, who does CRS contingency too, and Glen Rogers were fourth CRS Stock on Friday in the Toyota Celica, and took third Stock on Saturday. Tony and Rick ·DeLaCuesta catch a little air in the Toyota Corolla 16V, and they kept it together to finish in the tough Open class on Saturday. (Photo: High Desert Photo) Mike and Jennifer Borek kick up the heels on the Dodge Colt on a good Rim road and they carried on to sixth in CRS Stock on the Saturday Rally. (Photo: High Desert Photo) re-installed both windshield and rear window and pressed on into the night to eventually finish the rally. CRS Manager, Gary English and Randy Hensley in Gary's Alfa Romeo GT ran well the previous evening, but somewhere, some-how put a rock thru the Alfa's transaxle with a subsequent loss of oil and a badly damaged trans. Hensley drove to Costa Mesa in the wee hours, bringing back the team's spare transaxle. The team then worked on the trans exchange from 7:00 a.m. Satur-day when Pare Firme' opened, until 2:00 p.m. when they were the last to start. The Alfa was still going strong at the service break, and the team pressed on into the night stages to eventually score a fifth place finish in the GT class. Talk about determination! Before starting the last four night stages, Budweiser handed out prize money for the fastest time scored on the previous four stages, called The Budweiser Day-light Dash. Peterson took the prize for first in Open class, fol-lowed by Jeff Griffin. In GT class it was Carl Merrill in first with W.G. Giles taking second prize money. First place in CRS Stock went to Harris Done, with Jeff Hendricks in second. Back at the front of the pack, Peterson and Love plunged into _the night stages, which were now ..... .£4.~ -Jeff and Ev Hendricks run hills at home in Prescott, AZ, and they took the Jeep Comanche 4 cylinder to first in Stock, 5th overall Friday, and second Stock, 8th overall in the longer Saturday run. shrouded with fog and poor visi-bility due to a storm front passing over the higher altitudes. They won stage 5, but had to settle for second place on stages 6 and 7, as Carl Merrill and Jon Wickens used their all-wheel drive and turbo power to win these last two stages. Rim organizers, Mike and Paula Gibeault wisely decided to cancel stage 8, the highest altitude stage, due to the increasing poor visibility. As the dust settled on the last stage and the rally cars made their way back to Lancaster, Lon Peter-son and Jim Love took the overa 11 and Open class win by just 1.65 minutes ahead of Merrill and Wickens who placed second overall and first in the GT class. The Griffin brothers, Jeff and Chris took third overall and second in Open class, 1.45 min-utes behind Merrill. The fourth spot and second in GT was the VW GTI of W .G. Giles and Bob Pierce, followed by the fifth over-all and third Open class Honda CRX of Ray Hocker and Ray Thurm. Another Open class vehi-cle, the Toyota pickup of Matt Sweeney and J. Forespring took the sixth overall position, bt:ing only .09 minutes ahead of Harris Done and Larry Scott's Mazda RX7, the CRS Stock class winner. Second in Stock and seventh overall was the Jeep Comanche of Jeff and Ev Hendricks in a very smooth and fast run in what appe; to be a truly stock pickup. The third placing GT class team as well as eighth over-all, went to the Starion of Nor-· berto Gomez and Jorge Facio fin-ishing just a minute ahead .of Ron Wood and Kelly Walsh in their VW Scirocco for ninth overall and fifth in Open. Rounding out the first ten finishers, was Dan Hook in his third place finishing CRS Stock class Toyota Celica. Chad Dykes· and Pat Hanson rolled the ex-Gibeault Datsun 510 on stage 4 Saturday, finished the stage with the rear window and windshield in the back seat and they finished the rally. (Photo: Darkroom Plus) Most of the rally cars were back in Lancaster by Midnight, an early finishing time for Rim. The next morning, a well provisioned awards breakfast at the Desert Inn DustyTimcs June 1991 ~ (/i r.;qJ}" \l.,,, Harris Done and Larry Scott had trouble on Friday and were 8th Stock, but their Mazda RX-7 won CRS Stock on Saturday and placed seventh overall, and the rough route was tough on the stockers. preceeded the awards themselves organized and many thanks must which included a prize fund of go out to organizers Mike and $4,000.00 for the Divisional Paula Gibeault, as well as to all the winners, plus contingency. The dedicated workers who made the 1991 Rim Of The World event, event possible. At any level, Pro although tough and demanding, Rallying in the U.S.A. remains a was as before, extremely well true sport of enthusiasts. j _______ ....._""'""....._ ______________ _ BIGGER IS BETTER . 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The instrumentation was conveniently positioned right in front of the driver, and the radio, heat and air controls were all within reach of the solo traveler. The automatic shifter is column mounted with the 4WD shift in the center of the floor. The Dodge has plenty of horses under the hood with this 5.2 liter, fuel injected V-8 engine that could take you well above the legal speed limit when fully laden. There is no doubt it is a Dodge, and the Sport package includes the tubular bumper, beauty or light bar and a couple of tough off road lights to compliment the standard halogen headlights and fog lamps. ------. ---------------- ---1H1 DODGE DAKOTA 4x4 White Une Fever Text & Photos by John Calvin ..--:he Dakota Sport 4x4 is a handsome rig that fits right into the town and country life style favored by most folks fleeing the cities, and this unit dressed in bright white with red accent was really an eye catcher. · The 1991 Dodge Dakota Sport 4 wheel drive in its Bright White Clear Coat is a real eye catcher and the red "Zorro" surrealistic stripe only makes it more attention grabbing. We had the Dakota 4by for a couple of weeks and put a lot of fun miles on it, in both good weather and bad and it was really fun to drive. There are a few things I didn't like but I'll get to that later. 'J"h,e Dakota was_ capable of charging down the road at breathtaking speeds, powered by a 5.2 liter electronically fuel injected V-8 engine with average fuel consumption a not too bad 16 mpg. The Dakota is a fairly economic stormer, and this Dakota was new, 1600 miles on it. We were equipped with a four speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Part time 4WD which shifted in and out with ease made life a little more bearable, not having to get out in the mud or snow to engage hubs like we always had to do in the old days. All in all, both on and off the road the Dakota handled quite well, obviously had more power than you could ever use and was fun to drive. The ride, with its gas filled shocks, independent front suspension and stabilizer bar gave a nice ride on street and highway without any load in the bed, yet off the road was stiff enough to Need action photos? Call us ! Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racing photography since 1970 :tvf "'.W ., ~-~-"\?"' ,~~ - l "" '\[\;'W!f{%M . • -fa~,,.. ........ ,,,.,."'I ~~>. Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography Pagc46 P.O. Box 91767 Los Angeles, Californla 90009 (213) 670-6897 June 1991 make you feel comfortable. The Dakota was also equipped with a chrome light bar with a couple of flame throwers mounted thereon, and fog lamps built in below the Halogen headlights which are capable of lighting up , the world. The wrap around bumper in front and the tubular style rear step bumper and the fender flares made a real attractive package and the flares did really keep most of the muck and road dirt from getting up on the beautiful white paint. The windows were slightly tinted and it was also equipped with a sliding rear window which gets used frequently when I'm driving. The windows and doors were fitted with electrics which were conveniently placed and the outside mirrors were manual but adequate. Instrumentation was analog with a fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, water temperature and battery condition dials. The speedometer and tachometer were smack dab in front of you, along with all the lights and warnings, which were all well placed. There was no craning of the neck to see any of the instruments. In fact, this Dakota was equipped with a warning light for low windshield washer fluid and although the container was near full, the light came on with amazing regularity. Also, the rocker switches for the fog lights and the two bar mounted lights were tucked away on the bottom of the facia but once you knew where they were there was no problem. Mounted on the formidable steering wheel was the cruise control and it certainly was handy, just push a button and you're on. It worked well and was very smooth when accelerating or decelerating. The radio was capable of blowing out the windows, AM/FM Stereo with tape cassette with the usual controls for station selection and treble/ bass output. The comfort controls, Heat/ Air, Vent, etc. were within easy reach and were quite capable of freezing or cooking you to death in a matter of minutes. We used the heat almost constantly as the weather was bad but we did use. the air one day and it really puts out! Tires were courtesy of Good-year, Wrangler Radials P235/75 R15 Mud and Snow and they worked real well, both in the wet, the dry and a wee bit of snow and mud. They were quiet on the road and gave you a feeling of confidence off the road. They were mounted on some trick looking cast aluminum wheels and together they made a very nice package. Brakes are power disc in front and drum anti lock in the rear. The brakes seemed more than adequate and they· were not affected at all by lots of water. Now, what didn't I like about the Dodge Dakota; back to basics, the standard cab just doesn't let the drivers seat go back far enough for yours truly. It's close, but I need just a wee bit more leg room to really feel at ease. That's number one. Number two: the width of the bed between fender wells is 45 inches, just 3 inches short of the standard 48 inch sheet of plywood. I know it's not a big deal, but in order to cater to those in the building trade, these dimensions are important. Anyway, those are the only gripes I had and I just had to get them off my chest. They are trivial at best and of course, have absolutely nothing to do with the overall performance of the Dakota. During the time we had the Dakota the weather out here in Southern California was most foul, lots ofrain, even a little snow and lots of ice on the windshield in the mornings. That's not our usual fare but we were certainly well equipped in the Dakota, snug as a bug in a rug and I must say the combination of tires and suspen-sion made the Dakota a sweet handler in all the heavy weather. We really enjoyed the Dakota, comfortable and easy to drive. This particular package got lots of spectator attention, usually we found a group of people looking when we would come out of the local market. You should try the Dakota, I'm sure you'll be as impressed as we were. Straight on the Dakota could be either a mini truck or a big truck, but it is actually a most conveniently sized truck for almost any purpose, from dining out to serious off roading. DustyTimcs

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~ OFF-ROA9 RAGING TEAM 'The Straight Poop From The Big Wahroo' SAN FELIPE RACE . Mel-ancon finally got it all together in his second 1-2-1600 win this sea-son. Any possible co-driver·prob-lems were eliminated this time with a solo run. He also continued to run that heavy blue light and properly thanked all his Checker buds at the awards this time. First place in Class 1-2-1600 by a good nine minutes. Congratulations Willie, ya did good! The Cooks scored a solid second place in another good run, in what is shaping up to be another great season for the brothers from Palmdale. Good race guys. Zambrano and Ander-son had an uncharacteristic fifth place finish in Class 11 this race after Howard put 'Cheap Thrills' on its roof repeatedly in an excit-ing high speed roll over. Both the Peralta/Max Class 10 entry and Kelley failed to finish this time out. Not surprisingly, this race followed a pattern of smaller entries this year at the major races, with only four Checker supported cars taking• the green flag. Still the Club picked up first and second place finishes. As usual, President Hawkins of the San Felipe Chapter acted as host for this race with 'The Hawk' filling in as both Pit Master and Party Director as needed. Report-edly Koch was the cause of some excitement up at Three Poles when he landed his plane on the highway and then parked it at the Pemex station while he joined the nearby Checker pit. Later when Tom came back he found an unattended police car parked right next to his wing, so without delay he quickly put out some Checker traffic control and made a rapid highway departure for San Felipe International. When Tom was at the pit he did make a few bucks. It seems that as Kelley came by a part of his rear fender fell off, which Koch quickly ran out and retrieved. As his fellow pitters curiously watched, he began to carefully unbolt the tail light assembly from the broken fiberglass fender. Finally one of them asked "What are you doing Tom?" And with the cool confidence of a profes-sional junkman, he declared "Hey man, I can get forty bucks for these things all day long back in Ridgecrest!" No wonder Tom's flying and we're all driving. BOYCOTT FOLLOW UP. The IDRA reported back that SCORE had indeed made a signif-icant effort at the San Felipe Race to correct most of the complaints about their emergency on course medical help. Reportedly, the primary helicopter was flown by someone who knew the area and also spoke English. Other race team helicopters were organized as possible back ups. Check-points, just like the race cars are required to do, had numbers pointed up so they could be easily identified from the air, along with a number of other improvements. If this proves to be the start of a continuing effort by SCORE to provide the racer with prompt medical help for serious on course injuries, then they should be commended. Only time will tell, but SCORE deserves an Atta Boy Dusty Times for this positive step. Speaking of SCORE, the following is a brief report on a recent meeting that was attended by almost all of the important SCORE officials. Obviously benefiting from his past exper-ience, Sal and his group showed up on one of our quieter Wednesday nights with little or no advance notice to the member-ship. While addressing a large range of issues that were brought up, Sal spent a good part of the evening lambasting the Wahzoo and referring to the damage that the Checkers Column is doing to the sport and also the Checkers. Well needless to say, the ol' Wahzoo almost bit his tongue off during the course of the meeting as a lot of SCORE's points went unchallenged. SCORE insisted the following: That the proposed boycott of a SCORE race had absolutely no effect on recent changes, since Sal hadn't even heard about it. That all communications and medical improvements at the San Felipe Race were all in the works for some time. That SCORE still feels that the Weatherman Relay was responsible for the communica-tions screw ups at the last Baja · 1000. That there wasn't any million dollars made on some special deal that brought those 52 motorcycle racers over from Japan. That Off Road Racing is a dangerous sport. That Sal gets so upset over our column that he now gets someone else to read it to him. The Wahzoo does have to salute Sal on his presence and excellent presentation, which did have the effect of spreading oil on troubled waters. So much so that he even had one Checker roll over and start volunteering informa-tion about the Wahzoo's identity. Willie stated that "after I jumped on Hibbard about something written in the column, I had no more problems." This was greeted by surprise, then a feeling of agreement among the members that obviously Melancon's Dusty Times subscription must have run out a few months back. Sal also stated that he was surprised that the Dusty Times would even print such a column and that the Club should not let what is written m the Checkers Column represent the opinion of the whole Club. In reference to the points that SCORE made on racing, their visit was a big plus. Everyone left with a better understanding of how the other side felt on a variety of issues. Parties can often have different, but legitimate, ideas on how to make improvements. Discussing those different positions can only help to improve things. In reference to Sal's preoccupa-tion with what is written in this column, I can honestly say that : this Wahzoo is flattered, and a little surprised. To begin with, you're not a Checker Sal, so you shouldn't even be reading this column. The Checkers Column is written as "The Checker Truth and Nothing But The Truth", and · is only intended for Checker members. As far as representing the opinion of the Checkers, the Wahzoo has repeatedly stated that the column does not represent any official position of the Club, even though support for the column has been brought up for a vote on a number of occasions and it has always had ~ear unanimous support, includ-ing just recently when only Melancoq and Hibbard voted to stop it. The Checkers and SCORE are both important parts in the sport of Off Road Racing and maybe we're really only a short distance apart from working together for everybody's good. Hey Sal, might a gesture of goodwill on SCORE's part, towards the Checkers, be just the thing to get us all pulling together? How about considering an independent vote count on this year's selection of 'Pit Team of the Year'? Regarding a related item, the Wahzoo recently received a letter titled "The Straight Poop From Me" from SCORE's new Race Coordinator, Jim Conner. He took me to task over a number of 'falsehoods' in the last couple of our monthly columns. Hmm, isn't that just about the same length of time he's had that job? Anyway, most of the differences were regarding terminology and points in time and I wrote back to him about each item in question, assuring him that any statement in this column that he could prove false would get a prompt written retraction and apology. MISC. ITEMS -Chuck Sugar recently had Wolfe switch the Shuttle back to Class 10 with the addition of a Rabbit motor, to be debuted in the near future. Walter Prince recently had one of his better finishes in his race for a seat on the L.A. City Council. Although he had the official endorsement of the L.A. Times, Walter finished 3rd, just missing a runoff in the June election. Hey Walter, maybe ya should have left that part about you being the inventor of 'The Iceberg Prow' out of your election campaign? Lately a lot of members are wondering how come Howard Anderson has not been sitting at his regular VP spot up at the front table and if it has anything to do with the disappearance of the Club's Point Boards? This year's Checker Summer Party will return to Symonds' 'high voltage picnic grounds' located near the Newhall Pass on the north side of the San Fernando Valley. More details later. Sau I Zambrano, our new Secretary, started out reading the roll call of what could only be called Class 11 speed. Thanktully, as time has gone by, his speed has increased to a point where he is currently operating at about the Class 5 level. Atta boy Saul! The Baja Promotions & Bob Vanegas Foundation Tecate Horse Race was recently cancelled. No official reason was given but the rumor going around is that legal difficulties arose when it was discovered that the Vanegas Foundation was really just another one of Lou's shameless tax schemes. The Checkers are always looking for a few good men, men that can contribute to a winning effort. We meet almost every Wednesday night about 8 p.m. at the Van Nuys Dugout, 14032 Oxnard Street in Van Nuys. If ya think that ya might be of Checker material, stop by and get acquainted. Lately the Club has seen a good increase in the number of people stating their intentions to be Checker members, with most of these new guys being pitters and planning on racing in the future. If you're one of our newer members, or soon to be, and you are June 1991 wondering what it takes to get some recognition in this column, let me take a moment to explain how our column works. Race results, war stories, pit high lights along with Club business and the regular goings on at our weekly meetings will be reported. Most reports.and comments will contain typical irreverent Checker humor and good natured tongue-in-chee k criticism, dispensed solely on merit. So, if the first time you're mentioned in our column and it does not contain the atta .boy you expected, remember this. If ya weren't . brother Checker the Wah:.:00 wouldn't waste this space needling your raggedy ass about whatever it was you did! With that said, the Wahzoo would like to welcome all you newer, and soon to be, members aboard, and assure you that I'll be keeping an eye on ya. Although the Checkers have a long and colorful racing tradition behind us, the Club is only as good as the current membership makes it. So get involved and build on the tradition! GEORGIA OFF ROAD RACING REPORT The Season Opens In The Rain And Mud By Bob Rule GORRA 's first race of the year saw Mother Nature finally catch up to us. After an entire 1990 season of no rain or mud races, we had a da11<ly last March -Muddy -Nasty rain race. It took 57 laps to find a winner of the SO lap event. As the checkered flag grew near, the leaders started falling out. It wasn't a good day for leaders, except one. Sammy Herrell hit a hay bale and broke the steering shaft tube on his 1600 while leading. Then Lindy Herrell flipped his · 1600 while leading, Jack Thompson took over first spot in his 1600 and then broke a C. V. joint. Back in the race, Lindy Herrell had the ring gear go south on him, while leading. Just as Mike Notary looked like he'd take over first place, his 1600 motor let go. Leaders were not the only 1600 drivers with problems. Bobby Bramblett had carburetor trouble all day. James Hester had points or condl'nser woes with the distributor, and trans trouble right on the starting line befellJ eff · Lucas. When the mud race was over Lindy Herrell was declared the winner of the 1600 class, with Michael otary second, followed by Jack Thompson, Bobby Bramblett, and ammy Herrell. When the checkered flag finally flew GORRA had a first time winner, a group we just simply call The Boys. Darrin Stephens and Rick Breitenbach won for the first time, and this is only their second off road racing season. Larry Porter gives The Boys the benefit of his many years of experience in buggy races, but he wasn't there last March to see their victory. The day wasn't all peaches and cream for them, however. Darrin started, but b Whether you're on a chase crew, a lap 30 he couldn't see, so Rick got in the Challenger car and finished with the checkered flag waving. On the way home they had to pu 11 off I-75 and call someone to come and get them. Both Rick and Darrin had so much mud and dirt in their eyes they couldn't see. A visit to the doctor the next morning and a couple of days rest, and things got back to normal. They will be back racing. Dusty Chitwood took second in Challenger class, his biggest trouble being a broken shock. The surprise of the day was the two Challenger class cars taking first and second overall! After a second vote on allowing rack and pinion in the Challenger class the result was one no vote and 24 yes. So rack and pinion steering will bl' allowed in th~ Challenger Class this year. • GORRA only had a f!-'W .cars· venture south for the 1991 . running of the Florida 400. After a two race absence, the event was back at the Crowder Pits in Tallahassee. Florida. JamL'S and Joey Hester did well, placing third m 1600 class and a fine fourth · overall. Bobby Shepherd and Bruce Mitchum were second in Class 1. Sammy Herrell placed ninth, followed in tenth by Michael Notary in the 1600 class. Tate Thackston placed 12th in Class I, but that is all we have to report from FORDA. CORRA tncd but didn't get enough cars over to the Birming-ham track to race, but the owner is still interested. Everyone interested should contact Sherry Thompson or Sammy Herrell. Next month we'll have thL• report on the fifty mile race at Vienna, GA on April 28. CALL FOR COURSES AND DATES racer or a 4WD enthusiast, the Rod Hall off-road driving school can help you AHi MOTORSPORTS 340 WESTERN ROAD #1 RENO, NEVADA 89506 702/786-9922 be your best! But be ready. .. the road isn't smooth! Page 47

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Walker Evans, ofRiverside, CA, now Evans will need to finish the didn't win overall but he latched remain in!:( five just to have a onto first place in the Toyota chanet: to win the top prize of True Grit standings with his first $3.333 for achieving the fastest place finish in Class 1 at the average speed in six of the eight Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. It ract:s. Evans was a DNF at both was the third race of the 1991 Parker-and the Nissan 400. The SCORE-HORA desert series and high attrition rate this season is making it difficult for many of the mote well known drivers like Evans to stay in the running. Evans averaged 59. 77 mph in winning his class and finishing third overall at San Felipe. Scott McMillin, whose only finish in Class 8 was at Parker at 51.4 7 mrh leads th~· Heavy Metal division for big trucks and 4 WO rigs. The Mini Metal division for mini pickups is led by Spencer Low who averaged 42.63 mph in two races. Each division winner In another competition for Toyota Milestone Awards a total of 29 drivers remain eligible from the field of 317 competitors who haw started the three SCORE-HO RA series races this year. Milestone Awards go to that handful of drivers who manage to complete every racing mile of all eight events. After three. races tht: current True Grit standings show Corkv McMillin second behind Evans i~ the unlimited division, followed by Bob Richey, Troy Herbst and Jim Smith. Behind Low in Mini Metal Jivision it is Jerry Whelchel, Manny Esquerra, Chuck Johnson, and Scott Douglas. In Heavy Metal standings Scott McMillin is followed by Larry Ragland, Brian Stewart, Dave Ashley and Rob MacCach-r~•n. The upcoming SCORE Baja Internacional is the midway point in the series and T rut: Grit points.

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Classified ••• SALE: RACECO 2 seat unlimited car, 135" WB, brand new 2800cc FAT type 4 200 plus HP, Hewland trans., all top grade equipment. Spare tire sets, parts. · Make offer. (714) 898-7557. ~-FOR SALE: 1984 Fuoco A-Arm short course car. This car is complete, less engine. Features Fox Shox, Fuel Safe cell, Beard Super Seat, 1990 Diest harness, 2 sets Goodyear tires; 1 set on Centerlines, 1 set on Marsh carbon fiber wheels. Includes all spares and tank for servicing shocks, plus gauges. This is a great starter car and very easy to maintain. $4,000.00. Call Don at (714) 860-3822 and leave. message or (818) 336-9999. F R SALE: 1985 Chenowth Magnum 1-2-1600 chassis 114", Sway-A-Way, Fox Shox, Parker Pumper, Neals, UMP p/ s, Beard seat, Bus trans (John Say), Radios, Wright rack, Super Boot c.v.'s, Yokis (Superdiggers), extras. $8,500.00. Call Dave at (714) 435-1066 (bus) (714) 898-5906 (home). FOR SALE: Jean Calvin's original · Baja pre runner. 1967 variety. Extra large fuel tank, Bilsteins, good seats, new tires. 1600 engine breathed on by Jerry Lawless. Make offer. Call(818)889-5600. FOR SALE: "How To" video. How to co~vert your off road racer to Rabbit power. All the ins and outs. Avo_id making a lot of long distance phone calls. $20.00 plus$3.00s&h. Also, "How To" video How To Build A Bad Bunny on a Budget. $20.00 plus #3.00 s&h. B.K. Racing ( 402) 553-2984. 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. FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco, coil-over, power steering, sec-ondary, Hewlands, VW air cooled, very light; 1800 pounds. Six SCORE. HORA wins. Verv competitive. $9,000.00 oho. Call (619) 252-8485. FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum, short course & stadium. Up-graded 3rd stage Bilsteins. Many . spares ( without motor or trans.). Priced to sell, call for details. ( 414) 228-1400 days, ( 414) 242-3422 nites, Lee or Bill. '.:.' i,, * .. FOR SALE: Mazda RX-3 · Pro Rally ready. Street ported 13-B rotary engine, Positraction, auxiliary lights, odometer, many spares. 18 wheels, 6 competition struts, tow bar. $4,000.00 oho. 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 Roan,oke St., San Francisco, CA 94131 (415) 587-· 3735. 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: 1967 Ford prerun-ner. 2 wheel drive, 428CJ, Art Carr shifter, C-6 trans, Fuel Safe cell, Mastercraft seats, 35xl2.50 BFG Mud RerraJns, 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: Mazda 323 GTX (Turbo, A WD) 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, Group A transmission. Extremely clean. Rod Millen prepared & main-tained. Eibach springs, ATL fuel cell & Bilstein Specials. Call Jeff Z,wart, (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: Hi Jumper, lO0"wb, Wright front end, fuel cell, body, skid plate, swing arms, all brand new parts. $1,800.00 oho. Call (303) 234-1857. FOR SALE: Top of the line J imco Class 5 Baja Bug. Hatz 3 liter FOR SALE: New Class 10 (air motor, Fortin 5 speed Hewland, FOR SALE: Complete racing ~ cooled) gear box. New 091 case, Shock-Tech, new Wright layover company -SCORE/HD RA 7 FOR SALE: Buy a winner! Nissan FTC gears, AMS Superdi,ff., new front beam. Best of everything. 4x4, SCORE/HORA 7S, both Class 7, ex Roger Mears race side&spider gears, chromoly pin Beautiful car, race ready. Jeep Commanches, 2 complete 5- truck, winner 1991 La Rana New nut, 457 ring & pin, 930 drive $14,500.00. Also, 1987 Living 1600, 1 new Class 5, some Years 200. Fast, reliable, freshly flanges & mount reverse lock-Car Hauling 5th wheel trailer. sponsors included. Too many prepped, many parts, spares. out. All parts new. (714) 441-. $18,500.00. Call (714) 781-items to list. $150,000.00. $28,000.00 oho. Call David 1212. 9287. · Terms. Call (714) 279-9250. (714) 535-4437. ------------~ r-.... - - - -~ - - ---.. --- - - ------- - - - - - - - -~ ------ - - - - - - - - · --.a· iliili ---i,. I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I ; DUSTY TIMES. : . I Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month not1including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for I' I use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. I I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and I I subscribe. If you wish tli:> use a photo in \Our free ad, enclose $5.00 All classified ads must be paid in advance. I I --------------------------I I ---------------------------I I I I --------------~------------I I ---------------------------I I I I --------------------------I I ---------------------------I I Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. I .I I I Name ------------------------------I. I Mail to: I I Address ____________________ Phone_______ DUSTY TIMES I I 5331 Derry Ave., SuiteO I Ciry __________________ State _____ Zip_______ Agoura, CA 91301 I • Pagc54 June 1991 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: '62 VW SCORE legal old Class 5 car, Beard, Wright, Cal license, decent 1600 D.P. Solid car. $2,500. Call (810) 584-8134. .. i W' : ::rt'A~)-,.:,::t.::...../\~ FOR SALE: 1990 Mirage 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. FOR SALE: 1987 Dodge Vista Colt 4wd 5 speed tranny. Noisy fourth gear but runs okay. Make offer ~ you haul. . Call John at Dusty Times (818) 889-5600. 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: 5-1600, needs rear · shocks and will be race ready. Always in the top of the class. Move to east coast forces sale. Car is stored in Southern California. Sacrifice at $5,500.00. Green Sticker and registration available. Call Daniel Bowen, be first to own your own car. (412) 588-0619. R S LE: Qµadravan- 197 Ford F-350 4x4, 460, Chateau, loaded. Unique camping pull-out with tent at rear, converts to sleep inside, relever hitch, Alpine stereo, lots new, very clean. Must see to appreciate. Runs strong. $8,250.00. Knows its way around Baja. (213) 457-3173. FOR SALE: Raceco 2-1600, Wright front arms, combos & rack & pinion, Sway-A-Way leafs, Fox shocks, Jamar pedals, Beard seats, Dura Blue torsions, Super Boot axles, stub axles & c.v. cages. Dave Folts bus trans (just prepped), pumper, nerf bars, light bar, rear spare & jack. No motor, power steering. $8,500.00 oho. (213) 928-0421 Wk days, (213) 493-5113 Eve & wknd. Dusty Times

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OR SALE: '79 Ford prerunner. New 35 lC and C6 trans, Art Carr, Mastercraft, BFG Mud, Auto Fab, Auto Meter, 12 · Rancho take apart, 13" travel, American Racing, much more. $13,500.00. Will take car trailer for full size truck in part trade. Call Mike in Las Vegas (702) 792-3665. FOR SALE: Dodge 150, Bilsteins, Beard seats, Simpson, Auto Meter, M I T tires, Edelbrock, Acee!, Crane, Headman, Fram, Art Carr, Moog, Richmond gears. Direct Connection 35 gal cell, Coleman, Rapid Cool, Ultra Wheels, fresh p,aint, 727 Torque Flite. $20,000.00 firm Bob Leighton (714) 783-0931. FOR SALE: Centerline wheels mounted with new Armstrong tires. All with h.d. tubes and flat proof. 6 with headlocks, 6 without. 6x 16 rims. Also 15" Armstrong tires or BFG. Make offer. Call Gary (2i3) 280-5762 days, (818) 991-4311 night. FOR SALE: 1-1600Neth/Chen-owth. Fresh motor & tranny. Neth front end, combos, arms (front & rear), Fox shocks, UMP power steering, PCI radio. Removable windshield. Best parts throughout. Light! Very competi-tive in the right hands. $11,500.00 obo. Call (213) 473-6600, 9am-6pm. FOR SALE: Class 5 convertible, 5 races total. Needs work. Wright 11" front end, coil overs, AMS discs, 10 Fox Shocks, Parker Pumper, Beard, ATL cell, IPF lights, Perma Cool, never used 091. Double axle trailer. Sell all or part out cheap. My loss your gain. Call (714) 628-7213 Dan. FOR SALE: . Class 9 T-Mag. Single seat. Originally built by Bill Savage, Fox shocks staged by Lothringer, Parker Pumper, Flameout, 20 gal cell, best of everything. Fresh, race ready. All · spares & trailer. Call Mark at (714) 883-0792 or David at (714) 683-8839. FOR SALE: COL WAY RALLY TIRES. Rally Plus and Plus-4, available in 1 Y and 14" sizes. Call Erik at (503) 234-7843. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Rally car, '79 Plymouth Sapporo. '89 CRS Stock Class winner. 1990 Open Class prepared. 2600cc motor, 5 · speed, 4 wheel discs, Bilsteins. Includes odometer, driving lights, · 4 new Bridgestones & spares. Completely race ready for '91 season. $3,500.00 obo. Call FOR SALE: Neth 1-1600. This (714) 730-6881. car is state of the art, no corners . cut! Everything goes, including 20' enclosed trailer and all spares. The list is long. Call Joe for details. (714) 676-8084 day or FOR SALE: A Fuoco SSII wit 1650 Fat prepared Rabbit engine, bus transmission, Wright combo spindles, 4 wheel disc brakes, Centerline wheels, Fox shocks, 4 spider diff with Hewland gears and sprint car stub axles. $12,000.00 obo. Call Doug at (714) 831-8000. FOR SALE: '86 Xtra cab 4x4. Class 4, street legal, TRD 22R dual Mikuni's, 5 speed, 20 gal cell, full cage. Have some fun; race La Rana, drive it home. Sell or trade for 1600 car or maybe what you have. Call Bob Scott (818) 442-1090 or (619) 949-1049. FOR SALE: 1989 Raceco, Class 10, 2 seat, FAT Rabbit, Mendeola trans, Summers hubs & drive ' train, Fox coil-over shocks. All the best equipment, too many items to list. Less than 1500 race miles. Very dependable. Prepped and race ready with spares. Make offer. Richard (602) 783-6265. FOR SALE: Short course, 1/2-1600, new in '91. Chromoly frame, McKenzies engine, JG trans, 930 c. v. 's, Dura-Blue stubs & axles, CNC pedals, Fox shocks, Wright arms & combos, Fuel Safe cell, Neth rear arms, power steering, etc. Ready to race. $15,000.00 invested. Sell for $7,500.00 obo. Call Wayne at (213) 430-7317. WANTED: Prerun truck. Prefer fully functional bed. Any make or model considered. (To be used as street truck.) Call (702) ·456-4117.· FOR SALE: New 1-2/1600 state of the art engine. St. valves, titanium retainers, carbon fiber push rods, Web Cam, crank off set grind, Total Seal, 12½ to 1 compression, Full Flow plus dog house, P.S. mount, everything chrome. Major Performance dyno & tuned, turn key. None better. Call eves. (619) 464-5030. FOR SALE: Raceco Class 10 single seat. 119" wb, Type I FAT 1650 motor, Hewland FG200 trans with aluminum Super-Diff & torque limiters. 1988 SCORE/HORA class champion. Race ready with spare everything. Trailer included. $15,000.00 obo. Call Jim (714) 535-4437. FOR SALE: 36' aluminum trailer. 8' dressing room with carpeting, paneling and air conditioner. Balance open with rubber mats on floor and ramp. Full length overhead cupboards both sides. Call (714) 928-3060. FOR SALE: '64 Baja Bug prerunner, 105" wb, -1600cc stock, Bus trans, Porsche c.v.'s, 5" wider front beam, rack & pinion, 2x2 rear arms, Centerlines, Beard seats, full cage, 20 gal tank. $3,500.00 (619) 728-0837. r }'W..¼ FOR SALE: Ford Custom car hauler, E-350.11000 lbs. GVW. 460 CID, dual tanks, 15' dovetail diamond plate bed, dual air conditioning, cruise control, sink, toilet, 20 gal fresh water, 20 gal holding tank, professionally built. 68,000 miles. Excellent condition. $7,500.00 obo. (702) 454-4163. CLEAN UP YOURAa-Sell your surplus parts and pieces RIGHT HERE! Classified ads are just $10.00 each month-$5 .00 more each month for a picture. June 1991 ... FOR SALE: Mirage 2-1600. Partnership split up, must sell. 118" wb, Fox, Wright arms & rack, Super Boot axles & c.v.'s, Beard Ultra seats, Centerlines, CNC, SAW, Simpson, Dyno Shop motor & trans. Only 4 races. 4th at '91 Nissan 400. $17,000.00. Less motor $14,000.00. Call (805) 772-4260. FOR SALE: 1978 Chevy 2WD, street legal prerunner, Class 8 legal, 383 stroker, Turbo 400, brand new 34 gal fuel cell, 4 wheel . discs, 12 Doetsch Tech MU12, aluminum interior, fiberglass fenders, hood, much more. Must see to appreciate. Must sell! $15,000.00 obo. Possible trade plus cash. Call Ed at (714) 971-7798. FOR SALE: 1988Toyota 7SXtra Cab. Nevada 500 winner, always a top runner. Built by Nelson & Nelson, Mike Evans engine. Truck is fast, reliable, forgiving, good handling and easy to maintain. All the best parts and spares. Seen on ESPN. V6 & enclosed trailer available. $18,000.00. Call Mike for details. (619) 485-9410. FOR SALE OR TRADE: 1985 Berrien, must sell! Make offer. Call evenings (817) 283-7474. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . . • 16 Brush Run 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bonneville Off Road Racing . . . • . 11 Cactus Racing Products . . . . . . . . 26 Castex Inc. -E-Z Up . . . . . . . . . . 39 Combe Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Cllampion Beadlock Co. . • . . . . . . 33 DeNunzio Racing Products . . . . • . 42 Deist Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Desert Tl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Earl's Pennfonnance Products . . . . 31 FAT Perfonnance -Centerline . . . . 38 FAT Perfonnance -Toyota . . . . . . 17 FRT Superstition 250 VIII . . . . . . . 29 Fuel Safe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Gennan Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rod Hall Driving School . . . . . . . . 4 7 High Desert Racing Association . . . 8-9 Kawaguchi Honda Equipment . . . . 22 I.a Rana Lucerne Valley Jam 200 . . 5 LC. 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Coming Next Month ••• FRT Buzz Bomb 150 MTEG Stadium Racing in Seattle La Rana Spangler 150 FORDA Florida 400 Glen Helen Off Road Challenge VORRA at Hollister Hills SCCA Tiadaughton Pro Rally Gran Carrera de Mexicali WRC Tour de Corse Whiplash Short Course in Arizona ... Plus all the Regular Features Page 55

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It was a braw 1, no doubt about it. A fight to:the finish. Then Ivan "lronmati' Stewart came out swinging behind the wheel of his Toyota. And it was all over but the ten-count. It's not like we had some-thing to prove. We've won more than our share of Baja 500s. Last year we ran off with our , eighth consecutive MTEG Manufacturer's Cup. And the first Overall Championship title by a pickup in the history of the SCORE/HD RA desert racing . senes. We don't start_ fights. We finish them. Butthere always seems to be somebody out there with a chip on his shoulder. Talking like a tough guy, looking for a shot at the title. Until he puts his truck up against a Toyota. Then whammo: he finds himself on a one-way street to Palookaville. '1 love what you do fer me:' @TOYOTA © 1991 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. TECHNOLOGY ON A FAST TRACK