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1991 Volume 8 Number 7 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 8 - Number 7 - July 1991 $1.50 ISSN 8750-1732 Covering the world of competition in the dirt

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Volume 8 - Humber 7 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 nard Day yl D. Drake omer Eubanks Deb Freimuth Judi Gooch Martin Holmes Elaine Jones Ron Kiel Rod Koch Jan Flick Mazzenga Cam McRae Bob Rule David Ryskamp Barb & Marilyn Schultz Judy Smith 3-D Photography Trackside Photo Enterprises Ken Vanderhoof Art Director Larry E. Worsham Typesetting & Production Michelle's Typesetting Services SNAPSHOT July 1991 THI OfflCIAL VOICI OF CALJFORNIA RALLY SERIES PROFESSIONAL ■ AMERICAN ■ CANAOIAN Off-ROAD \l_ · RACING ""C:---:--<-~ ~ ? Subscription Rates: . . · $15.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES a!?sumes 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 THS MONTH ••• I I I In This Issue ••• . FEATURES Page FRT Buzz Bomb 150 ..................................... 10 Class 8 Truck by Prism ................................... 15 FORDA's FloriJa 400 ....................... . . . . ........ , 16 MTEG Stadium Racing in Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 VORRA at Hollister Hills ................................ 22 BORE Desert Cactus 200 ............... .......... ... ..... 24 ADRA at San Manuel .......... . ......................... 26 Off Road Wars /:IS at Thrasherland ......................... 28 Jeep Wrangler Renegade .................................. 29 Gran Carrera Mexicali ........................ ............ 32 L'l Rana Spangler 1 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tecate SUDS at S,mta Veronica ..................... ...... 39 Miller SUDS at Glen 1-klen OHV Park ..................... 40 SODA's Great Northern Challengl' ......................... 42 WRC Tour Je Corsl' ................................. : ... 46 SCCA Tiadaghton Pro Rally .............................. 47 Chenowth's FAVs Come Homl' ........................... 48 Progress Report on Fixing l Ip a Truck ...... ................ 49 The Challenge - Round 3 ............................ 50 DEPARTMENTS Side Tracks by Judy Smith ................................. 4 Trail Notes ...................... ................... ..... 4 Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 SCORE Show Rl'port .................................... ." 8 GORRA Race Report from Georgia ......................... 8 Checkers Pit Team Report ................................ 45 Class 100 Report ........................................ 45 Dl'mography Survey ..................................... 51 Good Stuff Directory ........ ............................ 52 Classified Ads . ......................................... 58 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 ON THE COVER-Mike and Tim McDonnl'II :appl·d thl' fie-Id at the Fudpucker Buzz Bomb 150 last April winning Class 10 and owrall in the tough Raccco with a time of 3:09:44. Thl' father and son tl'am had no troubl\"s at all, not ewn a flat. Frosting on the cakl' w:1s other brothl·r Brian McDonnell and Mike's son-in-law Peter Oliwr taking second in a similar Raceco. Color Photography hy C & C Race Photos. Keith Jackson drove the distance in the Castex Racl·Co l'arly in May at Ridgecrest, CA to win the La Rana Dl'Sl'rt Racing Spangler I 50 nvl'rall and the Class 1-2 honors. lackson hroke his hridl'smaid finish recor,l with the victory and m,)w~l up in thl' Class I / 2 points contest as well. Color Photography by Trackside Photos, Inc. Congratulations to horh desert champions in thl' early spring C'llifornia lk-sert l'Vl'nts. I\~ _., DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $15.00 □ ~ears - $25.00 D . 3 _yea~ - . $35.00 Take advantage of your subscription bonus •.• Free one time classified ad up iu 45 words. (Form _on inside back page) "What is the shortest way to main pit?", might be the question Dan Lewis is asking the kindly Jeep driver who stopped to see if he could help the Class 100 team at a recent Fudpucker Racing Team event at Plaster City. Spectators can often be a big help to a racer in trouble, but this left front corner looks like it is history for the day. Lewis and co-driver Bill Foster survived this mishap OK and will return to race another day in the FRT Superstition Series, so far the only series that schedules Class 100. 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. DUSTYTIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose ii stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8x 10 will_ be considered. 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Sidetracks ••• By Judy Smith Every now and then a fit of Funco Tandem, or Mike Lund, in nostalgia overwhelms me, and a Chenowth, Bill Church had then I go digging in the files to Brian Skipper as co-driver, and remind myself how things were TomBradley,Sr.,waspairedwith way back then. In the month of Bill Kreitlow. Danny Letner July the big event is always the teamed with Glenn Harris that Fireworks 250, and just for grins I year, and Tom and Steve Martin decided to take a look at what it were there, as were Brian Collins, was like in 1981, ten years ago. Jim Temple, Rolf Tibblin, Jerry For starters, the entry fee was Penhall and Jim and Billy Wright, $350, with an added $35 for who had the fast lap of the race, at insurance, for a grand total of 55:36. Lloyd Huffman and Greg $385. Ten years later the entry fee Lewin teamed to win the class in is $450, plus $25 for the points their Fuoco, finishing ninth fund, $25 for the land use fee, and overall. $165 for insurance, for a total of Class 3 was a duel between the $665. Of course, we now have Roger Mears Jeep and the Rod two "bargain" rates; a total of Hall Dodge, and Hall won by only $515 for Class 11, or $400 for five minutes, feeling his way in Class 9. with only two lights working. In That year contingency and tech Class 4 most of the field broke on inspection were held on Friday the first lap, and Vernon Roberts afternoon and evening at the and Donald Yosten ended up the Barstow Community Center, and winners, in their Jeep, with therewasanimpoundfortherace Michael Giurbino and Henry cars, right after tech. Saturday, Escalera, in another Jeep, second, the 4th, was enlivened with a 1:30 19 minutes later. parade of race cars out to the In the 1-2-1600 ranks the man Lenwood start area, where they to beat was Jim Sumners, in a then had some time to kill until Fuoco, who had six wins under the 4 p.m. start. The course was his belt going into this race. The approximately 52 miles long, and team that looked to be his Classes 1, 2, 1-2-1600, 5, 5-1600, toughest competition that day 9, and 10 were each required to was the brothers Neth, Tom and do five laps, while Classes 3, 4, 6, Bob, in a Chenowth. Also racing 7,8and ll(theslowclasses)were in that class that year were Jean required to run only four laps. Calvin and Judy Smith in another Did you get that? Class 8 was Funco. And a horde of others. lumped in with the "slow" cars in Sumners had shock troubles and those days. Everybody had a ten some flats, and had to come from hour time limit. behind to regain his lead, but he The start was a drag race, two-did it, beating the Neths by 30 at-a-time, on the pavement by the seconds to take his seventh win in Shell station, and then a left and a row. Calvin and Smith muddled past the pits, and up the hill. Right around for a ninth place finish. through the parking lot of the In Class 7, which had only four wholesale shopping center these entries, the winner turned out to days. be Guillermo Valdez, better The starting order looks a bit known as "Willie" these days, in odd compared to nowadays also, a Courier. Class 5 had a good as it was 1, 2, 1-2-1600, 9, 5, 5-group, but it was a bad day for 1600, 10, 3, 8, 4, 6, 7, and 11. At them, and many fell by the that time a Class 9 car was a single wayside. Malcolm Vinje was an seat 1200cc racer, while Class 10 early leader, but also an early was a two seat 1200cc car. Class 3 DNF. Jim Venable, better known was then for stock 4x4s, and Class as a Class 8 team owner nowadays, 4 was for modified 4x4s, while ran a handsome Class 5 car back Class 7 was made up of mini then, but didn't get a finish at the trucks. How simple and easy it Fireworks. Steve Wolcott and sounds. John Disano teamed to get the As different as the form was, in win. time was better than the winners in Class 5 by 10 minutes. Steve Lawrence, who runs in 5-1600 currently, was racing in the class then, along with Robert Knight, who had Mark Hansen as a co-driver. Jack Ramsay was there also, along with Jim Fay and daughter, Stacy. Class 9, the single seat 1200cc cars, was a good sized group, with 23 starters. David Kreisler paired with Ron Graham, in a Fuoco, to take the win, and in the pack behind them were Jan Wright, who now does tech for SCORE and HORA, and Sandy Parker, who does tech for La Rana. In the two seat 1200cc cars, Class 10, the winners were Jim Greenway and Butch O'Neal, in a Funco, their time over an hour slower than that of the single seat 1200cc cars. Glass 11 , with 11 entries, including fuU bodied sedans and 1200cc Budget Bugs, featured a close race between the Steve Siddoway/Guy Young team and James Clemen ts and Wade Himmelrick. Siddoway and Young took the win by just a minute and four seconds, after four grueling laps. Whatever happened to all those Class 11 cars? They'd still be legal, and competitive, in 1991. Class 8 had a 10 truck entry, and it was Walker Evans' day all the way. He had the fast lap for the group, at 1:11:07, which com-pared favorably with the fast Class 2 cars, but no one else was close. Tom Morris and Steve Kelley, who were teamed in a. Chevy, did one fairly good lap at 1: 18:53; and went downhill from there. Also running that year were Dave Shoppe, in a Ford, Bill Howard in his flying'Chevy, and John Price and Larry Olsen, in a Ford. In those days the nighttime Fireworks races always ran against a backdrop of dazzling fireworks, set off by pit crews around the course, to entertain and distract the racers, who were also tantalized by the scent of steaks grilling on the open fires. These days the Fireworks 250 entry blank says that absolutely no fireworks will be allowed in the Stodard Valley Recreation Area, and we should contact the BLM regarding open campfires. I'm glad I was there then; I cherish the memories. context the race was as always, hot In Class 5-1600, Eric Arras and and dusty. With temperatures in Rick Sigloch led all day, and had the 100s, it was a typical Barstow such a good day that their winning summer day. But the prospect of 1 "'"'" "'...,_., .. .,...,.,"""''"""""""'..,,......, ___ ........, heat and dust didn't dim the popularity of the race, and 187 starters took the green flag that ~. '" h year, with Class 1-2-1600 being the biggest group at 36. Class 6 was the smallest class, with just one entry, the Chevy Nova of Jim and Ed Madison, who managed to finish all four of their required laps. In Class 1 the hotshots were Jack Johnson in a Hi Jumper, Dan Cornwell in a Chenowth, and Ron Gardner and Bernie Mayer, teamed in a Chenowth. Also there were Tom Koch and Tom Martin, as a team, and the Arcieros, Albert and Butch. The Arciero car created a bit of entertainment when it ran in under the second place Todd Martella/Jack Motley Raceco, impaling it on their shock towers. Jack Johnson had the fast lap for the class at 59:25, and was, ultimately, the overall and Class I winner. Class 2 had some familiar names on the entry list, as Gregg Symonds and Jake Fogg, in a Pag~ 4 The Author, Judy Smith flies high at the 1981 Mint 400 in Jean Calvin's 1-1600 Funco. While the pair only won one race in 1600 class action, they did snag a few trophies and checks in the early days of the class. Your publisher is glad to have raced in those fun days also. July 1991 'Trail Notes ••• MTEG UPDATE -Ford driver Rob MacCachren joined Toyotn driver Rod Millen as the stadium series senson 'sonly two time mnin event winners in the truck class. It hnppened on Mny 18 when MncCachren won the Grnnd National Sport Truck mnin event at Texas Stndium in Dallas, despite doing n snnp roll over enrly in the I 2 lnp feature race. Jeff Elrod scored his first fenture rnce win in 1991 in the UltrnStock ranks, nnd defending points chnmpion in Super 1600 class Mitch Mustard scon:d his first main event win of the senson also. Donnvon Holland, last senson's Rookie of the Yenr, wns th'-'. 4 Wheel ATV winner riding a Honda to a thrilling finish. The UltrnCross victory went to Tyson Vohlnnd on n Team Green Kawnsnki. Going into the July 20 event nt the Los Angt·les Cnlisl'um. Wnlkt·r Evnns still lends Ivan Stewart in truck points hy 50, ns no points Wt'rt· nwardl'd in Dallas due to rnins that cancell'd the qualifying for the clnss. In Sup.:r 1600s Jerry Whelchel lends Mnrty Coyne hy n slim mnrgin, just one point nnd Mitch Mustnrd is nnother two points hnck. The UltrnStock points lender Tommy Croft hns n 44 point advnntngl' over defrnding chnmpion Lnrry Noel. Chnrles Shepherd lends the ATV group by Sl'ven points over Mark Ehrhnrdt. Greg George holds n 29 point lend over Sl'nn Finley in Superlitl' srnndings and Mike Craig has n 75 point lend over L1rry Brooks in the UltrnCross hike points. Dodge lends Toyota hy 12 point~ in thl' Crnnd Nntionnl Cup r,ict·. while Honda hns n huge lend in ATV action over Suzuki . .l<'<'P leads thl' UltraStock Mfg. points by 115 over Nissan, nnd Knwnsnki is top hike. 85 points up on Ynmnhn. In the tire company trophy rnce. Goodyenr lends Yokoham;1 hy 36 points in Sport Trucks, and Good yenr lends thl' Ultrn Stock points hy 81 over BFGood-rich. But Goodrich lends the Super 1600 tire company points hy a whopping 253 over Yokohama. Watch for the full story on the rnins and other nction nt Texns srndium in Dnllns in the August issue. Dntes hnw hl'en set for the finnl three MTEG stadium rnces this yl'nr, now thnt football schedules art' finnli:ed. They nre: September 28, Mile High Srndium, Denver, Colorado : Octohl'r 19, Sam Boyd Silver Bowl. Lns Vl'gns, NV: Novembt·r 2, Cnndlestick Pnrk , Snn Frnncisco. CA. THE MEXICAN RAID. Several people have called to inquire about a marathon raid taking place in Mexico, and we now have information on the La Carrera Cancun Baja, The Mexican Raid as the brochure describes the event. It happens February 4 to 13, 1992, starting in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico and finishing in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The total length is listed at 6000 kilometers, and is on mostly paved and secondary roads, with daily special stages on dirt. The route is described as passing through an average of four hundred miles a day and all kinds of landscapes ranging from jungles, woods and deserts, to archaeological sites, sun and sea, cactus and palm trees. The overnight stops are listed as Chetumal, Palenque, T uxtla, Huatulco, Aca-pulco, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, San Ignacio, and on to Ensenada. Entry categories are touring cars, mini and full size pickup trucks in four classes, International Group "N" rules. The organizers are named as E.G.P. Mexico, SCORE Inter-national and F.M.A.D. and this listing also has appeared in newspapers in Baja del Sur, Mexico. For rules and entry information, don't call us, and maybe not even SCORE, but contact Editorial Gran Premio, Gabino Barreda 92, Colonia San Rafael 06470, Mexico D.F., or try faxing them at (5) 591-0060. SIERRA CLUB FIRE -Whill' wl' cnn sympnthi:e with nny group losing files and mniling lists to fire. flood. or in our cast' yl'nrs bnck to vnndnlism. Wl' wc·rt· surprised to n:ad thnt the Sierrn Cluh's Cnlifornin stnte hentk1unrtl'rs wns liternlly Jestroyl'd by fire last Mny. Thl' hln:t· hegnn around 3 n.m. in nn nhnndoned store two blocks from the stntt· Capitol. nnd trnnsil'ntS who fn·-quented tht· arl'n Wl'rl' st•en running from an ahnmlnnl'd Army-Navy type storl' on J Strl'l't. There wert· no Sl'rious injuries. just minor onl'S nmong thl' firt· fightl'rs who hnttleJ the four nlarm hln:l' for thrt·e hours hefort· gnining control. The fire hnJ quickly spn·ad to structurt·s thnt 1-'.ouse a do:l'n husinl'SSL'S, nnd thl' Sierra Cluhoffiet'. around thl' cnrnt•r on 4th Strl't't in Sncrnmc·nto lost valuahk membership nnJ donor lists dating hnck ns for ns 30 yt·nrs. along with equip-ment used by thl' group's statt· lohhyists nnd tlw locnl Mothl'r L xk-Chnptl'r. Sicrrn Club legislntivc• reprl'Sl'ntativl' Onrryl Young l'Stim:itc•cl thl' organi:n-tion 's lossl's nt up to $200.000. Thl' upsidt·, ,fit all is thnt the ~ierra Cluh hns mnny wenlthy hnckas ro help it rl'huild. nnd f,,r off ron,k·rs. 111ayhl' thl'y will hl' so husy putting thl'ir fill's nncl mailing lists hack in ,irtkr that th,:,· won't han· time to bother thc• off road community f,,r a,, hilt-, and tlwv mm· t'Vt'n nt·t·d ro drnw n new mnp of tht· fnst M,,jan· dt·s,·rt f,,r Alan Crn11,r.rn ·,., nt·xt df,,rt r., put zillions of ncres in wildc•rnl'ss stntu,-,. HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Cnlifornin Stntt' Pnrk Rangl'rs hnw hl't"n prott·cting Californin's State pnrks nnd serving tht· public since 1:-180. 1491 mnrks tht· I 25th anniversnry of this Rangl'r Sl'rvin·. Tlw modern Park Rnnger hns ht·l'n dl'scribed as protl'Ctors. explainl'rs. hosts. cnrt•takt•rs: pt·ople who nrl' expl'ctl'd to he knowledgl'able, helpful, courtt·ous and prnfcssionnl: pt·opll' who find you when you're lost, hdp you wht·n you'rl' hurt, rescue you when you're stuck. and enforce the law when you or otht•rs can't nhide by it. During the month of Mny there were free dnys for tht· puhlic in tht• original ten Stnte Pnrks. nnd n number of nnniversnry displnys and demonstrntions of pnst nnd prt·s...·nt Rnngl'r equipment. California's first Stntt' Pnrk Rnnger was Gnlen Clnrk appointt·d Gunrdian of Yosemite Vnlll'y in Mny of 1866. Thl' Statt· Gunrdinn progrnm continued at Yosemite Valley until 1906 whl'n it was rt·turned to Fl'dernl Governmt:'nt control to heconw part of the lnrgt·r Yosl'mitt· Nntional Pnrk. which hnd been estnhlished in 1890. Most of the t•arly Stnte Pnrks were in northern Cnlifornin, hut todny nl'arly 800 Stntt• Park Rnnt-:ers protl'Ct and ndminister more thnn 250 Stntl' Pnrks visitt·d hy 72 million J)l'opll' n yenr. Hnppy Birthday to nil. HORA UPDATE-The Bnjn lntl'rnncionnl, yt·t to ha('pen nt this writing. will he history hy the timt• you rl'nd this. nnd thl' Firt·works 250 will hl' just around thl' cornl'r on July 6 . 1991 . Thl're art· some nl'\.\' rl'strictions listl'd ahnut tht· Barstow courSt·. including rt·stricti,ms un airnnfr in the nirspnn· ovl'r tht· coursl'. The good nl'\\'S is thnt thl' ra,·t· hns rt·turned r., a t,,·i-night nffnir starting at the traditional 4:00 p .m . on Julv ti. hut the srnrt/ finish lint' is nt Sidl'wincll'r Road. hnlfwny between Bnrstow an,1 Victorvillt· nff 1-15. Snturdny morning driver registration. contingl'ncy and tt·ch inspt·ction will once ngnin ht· nt thl' familinr Barstow Community Collegl' pnrking lot. and a tl'St nrl'a will opt·n at 8:00n.m. nenr thl' stnrt/ finish lint·. A pair of driwr's mel'tings commt·nce nt I 0 n.m. nt the college. Fnmiliar is tht· awnrds prl'Sl'ntation hnppl'ning Sundny morning nt Rositn's in Bnrstow. nl'w is tht· grl'ntly rl'duced, to$ 185. t'ntry kt· for Class 9. This should bl' n dnndy racl' for HORA. so get your cnr rl'ndy nnd SWl'at with the rl'st of us. unless ynt1 rnn go fost t·mmgh to kt·ep cnol. Dusty Times

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1991 Happenings ••• A.D.R.A. American Desert Racing Association P.O. Box 34810 Phoenix, AZ 85067 (602) 274-0010 July 6-7, 1991 High Country (tentative date) August 31, 1991 Snowflake Buggy Bash Aripine, AZ October 12, 1991 Carrera de Rocky Point 250 Sonora, Mexico December 7, 1991 Sonoyta to Rocky Point Sonora, Mexico ARMSTRONG OFF ROAD JAMBOREES Four Wheel Drive Excursions P.O. Box 1154 Arcata, CA 95221 (707) 822-8508 September 13-15, 1991 Ghost Town Adventure South Lake Tahoe, CA/ Stateline, NV BADGERLAND VW CLUB,INC. Terry Friday 5913 Fond Du Lac Road Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 ( All et>e11ts located in Chilton, WI at the W ini1egago C',0unty 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 Enscnada Ensenada, BC, Mexico September 20-22, 1991 Gran Carrera de Campeones San Felipe, BC, Mexico SUDS SHORT COURSE SERIES ( all etoents 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. July 6, 1991 · Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV August 10, 1991 Twilite Race Delle, Utah September 28, 1991 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R. 3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-I HO. (613)475-1102/Fax(613)475-3250 1991 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2115/ (715) 478-2688 August 31 • September 2, 1991 Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI BUMP Bob Utgard _Motorsports Promotions 42263 50th St. West # I 08 Quartz Hill, CA 93536 (805) 943-7358 ,. ·The Off-Roader's Choice· • E-Z UP'"' INSTANT SHELTERS I Imagine setting up a • ~ free-standing shelter In o'"''~" c,-+-~ less than 60 secondsl NO missing parts NO center poles NO. ropes NO hassle • 5 sizes • 24 colors • Custom Graphics Instant Pit Shetter La Rana Contingency Sponsor E-Z UP AuthorlzBd Dealer CASTEX RENTALS~ INC. 1044 N. Cole Ave. , Los~. CA 90035 CALL: 213 • ~2 • 1468 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Mike Gibeault 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (619) 375-8704 July 12-14, 1991 Prescott Hillclimb Prescott, AZ 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. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 9385 Florence Ave. Apopka, FL 32703 (407) 291-1215/ (305) 823-4487 July 14, 1991 Sharpes, FL August 11, 1991 Lakeland, FL September 1991 Talahassee, FL October 1991 Sharpes, FL (Some Jates are tentative) FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 9201 I (619) 427-5759 August 3, 1991 Superstition 250 VIII Lake Superstition, CA September 28, 1991 Plaster City Blast 200 Plaster City East, CA December 31, 1991 Dunaway Dash 150 Plaster City West, CA (All et,ents in the El Centro, CA area) GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 2339 San Bernardino, CA 92406 (714) 880-1733 November 16-17, 1991 Off Road Challenge GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association Box 11093 Station -A Atlanta, GA 30310 (404) 253-1033 July 28, 1991 100 mile Vienna, GA August 25, 1991 50mile Vienna, GA September 22, 1991 50 mile Vienna, GA October 26-27, 1991 Rules Meeting & 50 mile Vienna, GA July 1991 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 July 20, 1991 Castana, Iowa August 10, 1991 Castana, Iowa September 8, 1991 Castana, Iowa September 29, 1991 Castana, Iowa (All emits at Timher Rid~e Ranch) GREAT WESTERN POINTS SERIES, INC. Bertram Productions, Inc. 15073 Hwy 119, Rt. 4 Golden, CO 80403 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 Jates are tentatiw) , 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 HDRA 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 L'IS Vegas, NV HIGH PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Pat Roberts 878 Main St. Deadwood, SD 57732 (605) 578-1654 August 17, 1991 Gumbo Buttes Baja Pierre, SD September 2 1, 1991 Deadwood Off Road Grand Prix Deadwood, SD October 19, 1991 Last Chance Baja Wall, SD (All abooe dates for HPORRA are tentative) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 ( All events staged at the cluh grounds in Cleves, Ohio) KAMLOOPS BRONCOBUSTER 4WDCLU B Randy Chamberlin 835 Wawn Road Kamloops, B.C. V2B-6N3 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 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 ( douhle points) Lucerne Valley, CA MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (517) 627-6200 July 7, 1991 Big Rapids, MI July 22, 1991 Gladwin, Ml July 28, 1991 Mason, MI August 1, 1991 Sandusky, Ml August 20, 1991 Kalamazoo, MI August 22, 1991 Ludington, MI August 31, 1991 Oneekama, MI MICHIGAN SPORT BUGGY ASSOCIATION Keneth Coleman 742 E. Roosevelt Road Ashley, MI 48806 ( 51 7) 838-4483 ( All et'<.'l1ts at Mt. Pleasant SpeeJtl'ay) MIDWEST OFF ROAD BAJA SERIES Rick Vasquez 1421 Lee Trevino D-1 El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 594-8266 All Desert Races MIDWEST OFF ROAD RACING Tommy Bowling 12019 W . CR 128 _ Odessa, TX 79765 (915) 561-5222 ''The Texas Challenge Off Road Points Series" ( All l'\'<-'llts at Notrees, TX) July 13, 1991 August 9-11, 1991 2nd Annual Rock 'N' Roll 250 Dusty Times

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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 Angele;;, CA September 28, 1991 Mile High Stadium Denver, CO October 19, 1991 ·silver Bowl Las Vegas, NY November 2, 1991 Candlestick Park San Francisco. CA NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION 11842 Jason Court Madern. CA 93638 (209) 486-4590 or (209) 266-5558 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 NM RA Championship Johnson. YT ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION R.R. 4 Bancroft, Ontario, Canada K0L-lC0 (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, 1 991 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 (5 18) 561 -3208/(518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 August 23-25, 199 l Ojibwe Rally Bemidji, MN October 4-6, 1991 Gold Rush Westcliffe, CO October 25-27, 1991 Press O n Regardless Escanaba, Ml November 8-10, 1991 Ma:da Coachman Stages Olympia, WA SCORE Score International 31125 Via Colinas, Suite 908 Westlake Village, CA 9 I 362 (8 18) 889-9216 November 7-10, 1991 Baja 1000 Ensenada, BC. Mexico December 7, 1.991 Off Roadsman Awards Banquet Los Angeles, CA SCORE CANADA 390 Chemin Du Lac Lery, Qud ,ec, J6N 1A3, Canada : (514) 692-6 171 SCORE SHOW Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group Ed Stotert·au · P.O. Box 25148 Anaheim , CA 92825 (71 4 ) 938-41 55 May 1-3, 1992 S.C.T.A. ~.outhern California Timing Association Jack Kolan ( 6 I 9) 292-4444 SN O RE .Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 L'ls Vegas, NY 89106 (702) 452-4522 July 27-28, 199 1 Midnight Special L'ls Vegas, NY September 27-29, 1991 SNORE 250 Jean, NY December 6-8, 1991 Showboat 250 L'ls Vegas, NY SHORT TRACK OFF ROAD ENTERPRISES S.T.O.R.E. Co-Ordinator: Tom Schwartz burg 2620 West Washington West Bend, WI53095 ( 414) 334-3858 SUPERIOR OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Wolfe 7839 W . North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 271-3575/(414) 257-0422 July 6-7, 1991 Fox Riverfest Chall_enge Depere, WI Dick Shinnick (414) 468-8042 Lee Ellis (414) 469-1120 July 20-21, 1991 U.P. Off Road 100 Bark River. Ml Dave & Joyce Vandermissen (906) 466-7494 August 30-September 1, 1991 Brush Run 10 1 Crandon, W I (7 15) 478-2222 September 14-15, 199 l Midwest Points Championshi1>s Oskosh, WI Terry & Bev Friday ( 414) 688-5509 or 688-551 I TEXAS OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX Short Course Racing --: Texas Style Class I 0, Sportsman, Challenger Mike Bernardo 1606 Lancelot Circle Grand Prairie, TX 75050 (2 14) 855-2232 July 14, 1991 August 11, 1991 September 8, 1 991 October 13, 199 l ( All et 'l'JICS lll Srephem •ille, T exm S/)eedimv) TORA Truck Racing Association Ray Carney, Director 7 Prutel l Drive Apalchin, NY 13732 (607) 625-5676 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association P.O. Box 211 Dunellen, NJ 08812 (201) 752-0299/ (201) 359-2745 (All races at Trailways Spc•edway, Hanover. PA) VENTURA RACEWAY BusinL'ss Office· 2810 W. Wnole\' Road Oxnard. CA 4303'i (805) 656-1122 August 3, l 991 Class IO Buggies Septem her 7, l 99 1 Class 10 Buggies October 5, 1991 Class 10 Buggies October 26, 1991 Class 10 Buggies Nov~mber 23, 1991 Class 10 Buggic-s December 7, 1991 Class IO Buggi~s VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1333 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento. CA 95838 (Ql6) 925-1702 July 28, 1991 Prairie City SYRA Park . Sacramento, CA August 31-September 1, 1991 Yerington/YORRA 250 Yerington. NY October 20, 1991 Prairie City ~YRA Park Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION 19125 -87A Ave. Surrey, British Columbia, Y3R 5X7. C:mada ( 604) 576-6256 July 27, 1991 Hannag:m Speedway Be-itingham. WA August 3, 1991 Hannagan Speedway Bc·llingham, WA August 17, 1991 Hannagan Spet'dway . Bellingham, WA July 1~1 August 31, 1991 Hannagan Spet'dway Bellingham , WA September 15, 1991 Kamloops. R.C. Canada WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. (,rovers PhoL'nix, AZ 85032 (602) 97 1-3730 July 20, 1991 Night Race August 17, 1991 Night Race September 14, 1991 Night Race October 19, 1991 Night Race November 1 7, 1991 Day Race December 15, 1991 Day Race Series Finale (All events at Thrasher/and , 117th Ave. & Glendale in Phoenix, AZ) FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP June 28-July 3, 1991 New Zealand Rally Auckland, NL'w Zt'aland July 22-28, 1991 Argentina Rally Buenos Aires, Argentina August 20-26, 1991 1000 L'lkt's Rally Jyvaskyla, Finland September 19-22, 1991 Rally Australia Perth, fl.ustralia October 13-18, 1991 Rally de Italia Sanremo. Italy October 27-November 2, 1991 Ivory Coast Rally Abidjan, Ivory Coast November 10-14, 1991 Rally of Spain Catalunya, Spain November 24-29, 1991 Lombard RAC Nottingham, England ATTENTION RACE & RALLY O RGANIZERS Lise :;our coming ct•cnts in DUSTY T IMES free! St'ltd :;our 199, schedule as soon as possihle for lisring in this column. 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The 14th Annual SCORE Show Was A Big Success The SCORE Show, properly known as the SCORE Off Road Vehicle and Recreational Acces-sories Show, returned to its roots at the Anaheim, CA, Convention Center for the 14th annual edition early in May. It was a new ball game this year, changed considerably from the shows pf recent years. It returned to the original format pioneered by Mickey Thompson and Alex Xydias of keeping the exhibits within the bounds of off road interest, and it was a welcome change that brought out some former exhibitors, who had not been seen there recently and many new to the show firms. One of the reasons for this major change for the better was that the Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group bought out the former producers early this year, and hired savvy people from Show Manager Ed Stotereau on down to bring the show back to its former glory. Even the city of Anaheim got on the band wagon as Mayor Fred Hunter proclaimed May 1-6 National Off Road Safety Week in recognition of the Show that ran from May 3 to 5. Touring the show early on the Friday trade day we saw plenty of serious off road trucks and other vehicles in a section devoted to something called Truck-O-Rama, where custom vehicles competed for awards presented by various off road publications. The Dusty Times choice was Tom Schilling's immaculate Jimco desert race car. Many truck manufacturers had goodly amounts of floor space also, and in the Chevrolet section there was Larry Ragland's San Felipe 250 overall winning pickup, cleaned and polished from top to bottom like it was going to a Concours d'Elegance. We saw many friends in the smaller booths plus a giant display from BFGoodrich who had scrubbed down and polished -1d5.~ -(0~~~-"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 ~~ Send to: L.C. Engineering 2978 First Street, Unit G La Verne, CA 91750 Some products not legal for sale or use in Calnomia Page 8 chrome on one of their off road going tractor-trailers fnto mint appearance and parked it along one wall, put out grass mats and camp chairs, lots of different tires and were offering tire advice and selling souvenirs. The popular radio controlled off road race course and competitions were back and busy even during trade day. All the California based concerned off road publications supported the show and the whole affair drew rave reviews from the participating exhibitors. The 1991 SCORE Show yielded a 40 percent increase in attendance over 1989 when the exhibit was last presented at the Anaheim facility. Considering the soft economy this spring, it was quite a testimony for the strength of the off road industry. More than 160 exhibitors occupied 158,000 square feet of space in the exhibit hall. Stotereau said it was truly gratifying to see and hear so many positive reactions to the SCORE Show this year. Many former exhibitors came to look and then said they would be in the 1992 Show for sure. In fact, the dates for next year are already set on May 1-2-3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. It just could double in size in 1992 as.word of the manner in which the Show is now being produced by MTEG and managed by Ed Stotereau gets around the industry. GORRA Racing in Georgia By &b Rule The April SO lap race had a light turn out of cars. There are probably 100 plus cars within a four hour drive of the track at Vie~na. Why are they not showing up? Don't like spring mud? Call someone and get them to the day/night race in May on Memorial Day weekend, was the call at the April event. "The Boys" as we call them, Rick Breitenbach and Darrin Stephens, are trying to start a dynasty after failing to finish most of their races last year. They've not only finished both races this year they have won both in Challenger Class and their first win was an overall. Nice going Guys! We had a couple of old members back for their first race in a while. Von (Darrell) McKee was back in his Challenger car · after a long absence. Long time GORRA member Ray Whigham returned to the buggy wars. Ray and his wife Linda haven't been steady racers in a couple of years. "Welcome back ya'all". Reports from the April event are slim to none. Sammy Herrell ran like a Swiss watch, the only one to cover 50 laps, and he won · overall as well as Class 1-2-1600. Mickey Smallwood got in 49 laps for second -in 1600s and overall, and also reported no problems on the course. James Mitchell had a slight lapse somewhere and turned his 1600 over, but he got back in action quickly and covered 48 laps for third in class and overall. Bobby Bramblett drove Ray Whigham 's 1600 in the feature and turned it over in the same turn where Mitchell turned turtle. Bramblett took fourth in class and overall with 45 laps done. ·Michael Notary also got in 45 laps for fifth in 1600 class and overall, but he ran out of gas en route. In a heat race Lindy Herrell ran up the rear of Notary's car crossing the finish line, knocking Notary's breathers loose, but he had plenty of volunteer help in the pits to get the car in shape for the feature race. Covering 43 laps was the first placing Challenger class car of Rick Breitenbach and Darrin Stephens whose only pit time was to replace a lost fan belt on lap 3. They now have the points lead in class over Dusty Chitwood and Von McKee, who are tied for second in Challenger Class points. Jack Thompson had carb problems in the heat race, no brakes, and finally turned over, covering 37 laps in the main for sixth in Class 1-2-1600. Lindy Herrell apparently had some damage from the heat race collision, and retired from the main after 18 laps with steering trouble. Von McKee turned his Challenger over in the same turn as the two 1600s had, but McKee did not get back in action because the car would not restart. Still he claimed second in Challenger class with 17 laps completed. With two races in the books Lindy Herrell and Sammy Herrell lead Michael Notary and Mickey and Rick Smallwood by five points in 1600 standings. Jack Thompson and Lucas/Mitchell are tied for third, followed by Bobby Bramblett and James Hester. GORRA thanks Rabbit who graded the track to smooth out the ruts, Andy Metcalf and Ronnie Whigham who handled the flagging chores, and Cindy and Beverly Herrell who put together a concession stand when the appointed one dido 't show up. GORRA needs a pit reporter and a photographer. .. please, someone volunteer to try it, at least. Covering the world of competition in the dirt ... - . . . -. July 1991 1110,c ••• TRAIL NOTES. THE HDRA NEV ADA 500 has nearly as many classes as a drag race mei:t on the schedule. Along with the regular HORA/ SCORE 15 car classes run in all eight points counting races, HORA .kfe Danny Cau has scheduled the full range of motorcycle classes, the six use·d in SCORE events, plus the two Pro ATV classes. Then, there ari: 17 Sportsman classes, including eight motorcycle classes that list a separate class for women and another for 4 stroke engines. There are a pair of Sportsman A TV classes too. Then on four whi:els there is Sports Unlimited, ( 1 /2,5) Sports Limited (Operi Wheel 1650cc ( 10), Sports 1600, Restricted Suspension 1600cc (1-2-1600), Sports I 600 VW, 1600cc Baja Bug (5-1600), Sports Trucks Open Production - Long WB 4x4, Mini Pickup and Full Size Utility Vehicles (4, 7, 8), Sports Mini Trucks Stock Production (7S, 7 4x4 ), and Sports 4x4 & Sedans, Open Production, Short WB 4x4, Sedans and Unlimited 4x4s ( 3. 6. old I 4 ). If you can't find a class to fit your racer is this list, you don't haw a ran·r. unless of course it is an Odyssey, the only thing D:inny forgot to list. It should he quite a srnrting line ur at heautiful downtown Johnnie. north of Pahrump. and a real nightmare for those of us who attempt to cover all the classes in thl' Sl'ries events. If you would like to have a sneak prl'view, :in advance· look if you will at soml.' of the Nevada 500 race course, a ruhlicity run will rnke· pince on July 27 and 28. All competitors, celebritii:s and media folks arl.' invited to attend. The coursl' covered will run from Scotty's Junction h:ick to Scotty"sJunction. The firstdny the course traveled will go from Scc,tty'sJunction to Silwrpe:ik to Dyer, thl'n to Tonopah. The drawing for starting positions will be hl'ld that night in Tonopah. The next Jay thi: run will travl.'I from Tonopah to Cioldfil'ld and hack to Scotty's Junction. Chl'ck with HORA on owrnight accommodations. avail-ability of mi:als, and all those dl't:iils. CONGRATULATIONS TO AUSTRALIA, who have won thl' Rn lly Prl'ss Associntion's pri:e for the se'cond ye•ar running. A total of 38 jnurnnlists. photographers and film makers hi:longed to the Rally Press Associaticm in 1990, primarily cowring the lnti:rn;1tion,1I Championship Sl'ril's. Thl' voting for the "Best Prl'SS Office" nwnrd cowrs nil ;ire·as under thl' responsihility or initiatiw ofthe Prc·ss Office·rs of World Championship Rallies. not only thl' on-event opi:ration of the• Press Room itself. hut thl' prq,aration work in aJv:ince, and coordination with other officinls to insure· smooth conditions of work 'on thi: road' as well. Mi:mbers of the RPA would like to acknowledge the consistently improving standards of this work . and the two most improved events last year, according to thi:ir actual voting scori:s. werl' the 1000 L-ikl's . and Lombard RAC. Wouldn't it hl' nin· if off road organi:l'rs anci rally folks had press offices and pi:ople in the USA: very few do. and i:wn if they do ,me normally waits a week, often longer. for results. with thi: exception of MTEG. and HORA where you have to stay on location an extra day to ge·t thi: material. And they wonder why rallit·s, in particular. :ire hi:avily cowrl'd in Europe·an daily newspapers and on television, whl'n often not even off road or rally results are published in tiny typi: in daily newspapers in t.he USA. JIMMY THOMPSON, the JMS Motorsports crew chief was injured in ·a freak towing accident returning to California from the MTEG ewnt in TX. Thompson suffert'd third Jegn:c burns over sixty ~rrent of his body whL•n the truck he and teammates John Sarna, Mario Rohli:s and Tim Raker were· in hurst into flames just outside of Indio. CA. Thi: driwshaft app:1rently hroke and rippi:J a hole in the gas tank, causing the· fire. Just as the·y were :ihle to hring thl' tr_uck to a stop and hail out, the truck explode•J. The te·am ll'as ,1hle to saw hoth of their Super Lit.: race cars and much of the•ir equipment. hut lost their entire towing opi:ration, including hoth thl'ir truck and traill'r. Te·am 0\\·ne•r John Sarn:i stated thl' team will he at thl' Colisi:um in July nnd all rl'!l1aining Gran Prix .:vents. Jimmy is on thl' mend at the San Bl'rnardino County Rum Center: cards can be sent to Jimmy in care of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Thompson. 429 Camino Corto. San1Jacinto, CA 92383. UPWARD MOBILITY -Since• leaving SCOR!: lnti:rnational for the se·c,md time Bernice Sanders has rl'ally moved up in he•r special field of :1dwrtising sales. She joinl'J thi: SEMA Specinlty Equipment Market Association Puhlica-tions Division, which publishl'J abuut fiw differe·nt puhlications. Rl'ce·ntly SEMA Publications, consolidatl'd SEMA ·s Performance Aftermarket M,1ga-zini: (PAM) with their "members-only" SEMA News and monthly Fast Facts Newsletter. The new publication is called 'Performance & Specialty After-market News'. It will he the "official voice ofSEMA and the industry it serws", SEMA PresiJi:nt Charles R. Blum announced. and stated "our communica-tions audit conducted among a broad based automotive aftermarket audience clearly defined the need for a ne·w publication covering a wide· range· of industry-wide topics." The title will be introduced in a new tahloid fc1rmat. with a circulation t'xpansion to some 50.000 reade·rs at the upcoming November SEMA/ AI Show in L-is Vegas. Dave Cole, PAM publisher becomi:s vice-president of the in-housi: SEMA Publications Jepartmmt. Tony Thacker. PAM editor, hecome·s editor and publishi:r of the new Performanci: and Specialty Aftermnrket News. Re·rnice· Sanders, PAM's n:itional ndvertising Jiri:ctor beconll's associate puhlishe·r of Performanci: and S~cialty Aftermarket News. Our higgest congratulations go to Bernice on her important new position, and her success, even though we do miss her a: the· off road races. HDRA/ SCORE POINTS STANDINGS. There an: some close points races in the Jesi:rt si:rii:s :is we go to press the weekend of the Baja Internacional, the• midway point in thi: i:ight race series. In Class l / 2 Jim Smith leads with 112 points over Frank Snook. 95 and Mark Mc Millin , 86. In Class 1-2-1600 Mike McClune has a three point lead over Will it· Melancon who is nini: points ahe•aJ of Tom Burns. Dan Smith leads Class 3 with 64 points over Dale White·. 50, and Mike Lund. 39. Timmy Lee Pruett had thi: Class 4 lead by fiw points over Steve Kelley, who is just one point up on Rod Hall in a tight rare·. Hartmut Klawitter has a 20 point lead in Class 5 over Lisa Dickerson, who is 14 ahe:id of Gene Norman. Wayne Cook and brothers are k·aJing Class 5-1600 with 98 to Tom Neth's 74, and Rich Fersch at 71. John Swift leads Class 6 at 74. Mike Lesle has 50 :ind Danny Ashcrnft has 42 points. Manny Esquerra has 76 in Class 7 over Scott Douglas, 55 and Rogi:r Mears, 48. Jerry Whelchel leads Chuck Johnson by three 7S points, and Malcolm Vinje is another six behind. Jerry McDonald has 60 points in Class 7 4x4 over Paul Simon, 52, and Daren York, 30. L1rry Ragland leads Class 8 with 76 points over Brian Stewart. 67 and Dave Shoppe, 65. Roy Prince leads Class 9 with 82 points over Rich Richardson, 69 and Ray Miller, 60. Doug Fortin Jr. has a nine roint lead over Tom Schilling in Class IOanJ Tom Di:Nault is another thri:t· points hack. Saul Z-imbrnno h:is 53 in Class 11 to Martin Garibay's 47 and Alfonso Lacarra's 40 points. Larry Plank has 55 points over Frank Bristing. 49. and Scott Ste·in-bergt·r. 43 in tht• Mini Mags, hut it could all change the second \Wek in June. Dusty Times

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· La Rana Desert Racing P'IUellU: SECOND ANNUAL MINI BAJA . 400 BFGooclrich TIA Tires AUGUST 23 - 25, 1991 1991 RACE DATES CONTINGENCY & PRE-RACE SAFETY TECH FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD · LOCATED AT THE. HORSEMANS CENTER IN APPLE VALLEY START/FINISH & MAIN PIT LOCATED IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY OPEN AREA OFF CAMP ROCK ROAD AWARDS PRESENTATION SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH 10:00am HOLIDAY INN. VICTORVILLE ENTRIES ARE LIMITED !!! GET YOUR ENTRY IN NOW!!! "SEE YOU THERE"III For Entry Forms or Race Information, Call LA RANA DESERT RACING PROMOTIONS 22769 Chambray Drive Moreno Valley, CA (714) 924-2226. August 23-25 1991 MINI BAJA '400' Lucerne Valley, CA October 4-6 1991 CALIFORNIA '200' Ridgecrest, CA Novemoer 22-24 1991 HIGH DESERT '250' Lucerne Valley, CA (Double Points Race) -All Classes Welcome ~ Authorized Dealer: CASTEX, INC.

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FRT BUZZ BOMB 1 SO The McDonnells Win Overall By Judy Smith Photos: C&C Race Photos The father and son team of Mike and Tim McDonnell ran within seconds of the various leaders in the Class 10 Raceco all day, taking the lead midway in the race, and they not only won Class 10 they won overall by 15 minutes. The Buzz Bomb 150, second race on the FR T schedule, was blitzed by winds from the fringes of a coastal rain storm, and turned into a battle against the elements, as well as man against machine. But Mike and Tim McDonnell teamed in their Class 10 Raceco to run a flawless race, slowed only by the terrific headwinds, and took the overall win with 15 minutes to spare. The course was 24.8 miles long, and all classes were required to drive six laps, or until six p.m., whichever came first. The race was the second event for the day, the motorcycles and ATVs having had their fun in the early morning. Fudpucker, the FRT's president,· then presided over a brief driver's meeting, and sent the entrants off to stage their cars. As they lined up for the start the weather was warm, clear and still, but a breeze out of the east came up just about start time, cheering the racers, who'd been fearing a dusty day. The cars were started one every 15 seconds, and, because their class had taken the overall win at this event last year, the Class 10s were first off the line. They were given the green flag at 15 second intervals, and the first car on the road was the team of Brian McDonnell and Peter Oliver, Class 10 points champions for 1990. And at the end of the lap they were still first on the road, although Richard Binder, in an ORBS with a Toyota motor, was actually first on elapsed time. He'd recorded the fast lap of the day, at 30:06. And just about the time these folks finished their first lap, the wind did a 180, tripled in velocity, and became a hazard instead of a help. Mik.: McO,ll11wll, who is Rrian and Tim's ,lad, and Olivt·r's father-in-law, was second as he finished the lap, and Brian was third, with Glenn Elliott and John Knudsen, in a VW powered MECO, and looking as if they hit ground only about once in every 30 feet, in fourth. Dan Araujo, in Joe Vinci's Mirage, was fifth. There was a lot of close racing among these five, and when they finished the second lap Elliott and Knudsen .had the lead, by six seconds, and Mike McDonnell was still second. In third now it was Binder, just 55 seconds later, while Araujo was fourth, 34 seconds back, and Brian McDon-nell ran fifth, 36 seconds behind him. They were in a tight clump as they finished the lap, all passing the finish check in a 30 second • ·»< x-period. . At the end of the third lap Binder was back in the lead, but Mike was only 4 seconds behind him, followed, three minutes later by Araujo, and then Brian .McDonnell, and Elliott and Knudsen, about 10 minutes off the pace, were fifth. But they never came around again. Both the McDonnells got out to let their co-drivers take over, and Tim got in for Mike, while Oliver took over for Brian. Tim then put 1 himself into the lead, with Oliver, who'd had clogged up air· filters, in second. Vinci took over for Araujo, and ran third, 40 seconds later, with Binder in fourth, 18 minutes back, fighting steering box problems, and never to complete another lap. In fifth at this time was the team of Glenn Wolfe, who'd driven the first half, and Chuck Sugar, in Sugar's Rabbit Raceco. One other Class 10 car, the Rabbit Jimco of Tim Sines, had become a permanent obstacle, stuck in a funnel shaped canyon when his clutch slave cylinder broke. Because there was so much dust, Sines had full time duty flagging on-coming racers around the hazard. Tim McDonnell built his lead to 12 minutes at the end of the por mg a new right lime paint job, the Raceco of Bob Lofton. who drove solo this time, took the class lead on lap 2, kept the lead, finished on a flat tire, but won Class 1-2-1600 and was second overall. fifth lap, and Oliver ran second, Lofton's co-driver, Jim Ashley, while Sugar was third, 33 minutes decided they didn't have time to back. Everyone else had faded make a driver change, so he let away by now, as the wind blew up Bob stay in, and he held on to the a constant dust cloud, making lead, but still only a minute and visibility a now-and-then thing, 53 seconds up on Teuscher, who and the headwind making the was also driving all the way. Just drivers drop back to third gear, 17 seconds later it was Jeff and worry about losing power. Bennett, who'd taken over for McDonnell, with no troubles at Estrada, and now Jim and Mike all, not even a flat, finished his six Abatti, in a Raceco, were fourth, laps in three hours and nine having lost some time on the minutes, for the overall win. The second lap, when the car ended up rest of the family, Brian and Peter sitting on its side. Scaroni ran Oliver, were second, and Wolfe fifth. and Sugar finished third, the last Lofton maintained his steady of the class to get six laps in. pace, in spite of a left rear tire that The 1-2-1600s were the second was slowly deflating, and at the group to start, and Todd end of lap five he had just a Teuscher,inaChenowth,hadthe minute and 25 seconds on class fast lap, at 31 :40, and the Teuscher, who was no less steady. lead, at the end oflap one, in spite Behind him came Bennett, then of the fact that he'd tipped the car the Abattis, and Scaroni. over on its side, and had had to get Lofton overcame his tendency out and right it. Tied for third to upend his car late in the day, place, just a bit over a minute kept it on all fours, and took the later, was Vic Calderon, in a win, his left rear now decidedly Jimco, and Andy Estrada in his flat, and the right rear soft. A Baja Specialties car. In fourth it minute and 58 seconds later · was Bob Lofton in a Raceco, :Z 1 Teuscher was second, followed by seconds later, followed 40 Bennett in third, then the seconds further back, by Steve Abbattis, and as Scaroni fell back Scaroni, in another Raceco. with a long lap, Coy Brigman, Lofton moved up to the lead on who'd driven most of the way, the second lap, with Teuscher and had fan belt troubles, and co-in second, only 27 seconds later, driver, Scott Webster, in an followed by Estrada, just two ORBS, were fifth. All of these seconds off his bumper. In fourth drivers reported serious troubles it was now Calderon, who'd spent finding their way in the dust, and 20 minutes in the pits, trying to all had also been slowed dramat-solve an ignition problem, and ically by the headwinds. then Scaroni was fifth. The next group to leave the line On the third lap Lofton held his was the Unlimited class, and the lead, and Teuscher held second, a Jimco Toyota of Dusty Burwell minute and 23 seconds later, with came around in the lead, followed Estrada in third, plagued with a by Mark Temple in his automatic sticky throttle. In fourth it was transmissioned Porsche Raceco Scaroni, while Don Currier and with the A-arm front end. In third John Wagner, in an Ml41 it was Larry McCallum, in an Abrahms, ran fifth. ORBS, and fourth was Lynton Draper, from South Africa, in a Raceco. Burwell had the class fast lap next time around, a very swift 30:42, to hold the lead, and Temple was still second, only 13 seconds later, and it looked as if a good battle was shaping up. Draper had moved into third, and now Kyle Whitted, in his Baja Bug, was fourth, as McCallum dropped to three cylinders. lt was all in the family as other son Brian McDonnell and son-in-law Peter Oliver came in a strong second in Class 10, third overall in a very similar Raceco. Glenn Wolfe and Chuck Sugar had a, some delays with the Raceco, but they kept moving to finish all six laps third in Class 10, the last class finisher. Burwell still had the lead at the end of the third lap, and Draper, who had come to this event thinking it was the same course he'd run in February, only to have a rude awakening, was getting to know his way around, and was now second. Temple had broken for good, and so had Whitted, and Jeff Wright, in his Buick Page 10 July 1991 Dusy Times

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Todd Teuscher scored class fast lap in the 1600 Chenowth, then dropped to second in class, couldn't gain on the leader and finished a close second. Andy Estrada and Jeff Bennett kept the Baja Specialties car in the front five all day. moved up in the later laps, and finished a fine third in 1600 action. Despite tipping over on lap 2 Jim and Mike Abatti made up time later in the Raceco, and the family effort brought them home fourth in Class 1-2-1600. powered Wright/Jumper Stealth, was a distant third, struggling with a mystery in his electrical system. Draper, who found this course very rough compared to what they race on in Africa, moved into the lead on the next lap, when Burwell broke. McCallum's co-driver, Russell Winkler, was now second, over an hour down, limping along on three cylinders. Wright was another hour down, in third, and struggling. Draper went on to take the win, an hour and 20 minutes in front of McCall um and Winkler, who were second, the only others to finish the six laps. Wright ran short of time, and electrical power, and did only four laps, for a third place. Draper, who's on an extended visit in the States while he waits for completion of his new truck at Raceco, wasn't too sure he liked battling the elements, since his pumper motor had quit and he'd had to lift his visor to see, and then, with the terrible headwind, would get dust in his eyes. In Class 8 the fast lap belonged to Ben Abatti and his Ford on lap one, at 33:44, which put him a skinny 40 seconds in the lead, in front of Tony Alvarado in another Ford. In third it was Jeff Alford, in still another Ford, while Karl Counce had his Chevy in fourth place. Abatti's motor was heating up, so he had to stop at the end of the lap to add water, but he held on to his lead, and even stretched it a mite, to a minute and five seconds up on Alvarado at the end of lap two. Alford had broken, so now Counce was third, but then he lost his transmission and never did another lap. By the end of lap three Abatti's lead was just under two minutes, and he was adding water to the radiator every lap. Alvarado was Dusty Times l still pushing hard in second place, and Jody Mason and Jeremy Spirkoff were running third, but late, in their Ford. Mason, who was recovering from an injured shoulder, drove only a small part of the first lap, and then Spirkoff took over, But he broke the rear yoke on the third member, and had a lot of down time for repairs. • Abatti continued to run smoothly, except for the water stops, but Alvarado broke on the fourth lap, and Spirkoff and Mason moved into second place. Abatti had no other troubles, and took the win, thanking his crew for their hard work and extra effort in keeping him going for all six laps. Mason and Spirkoff finished second, and none of the others made six laps. The next group to get the green flag was the Class 9 cars, and at the end of the first lap it was Steve Reynolds, in a Funco, in first, having just recorded the quick lap for the class, at 38:46. In second place, 16 seconds later, it was Danny Ledezma, in a wide Ledezma chassis, which carries its spare tire next to the driver, inside the cage. Danny had already lost second gear. In third, just under two minutes later, it was Mike Pfankuch, in a Rayco, and then in fourth, 59 seconds later, was another Ledezma team, this time Fred and Ruben Ledezma, in a Chenowth. Ricky Madrid was fifth in an ORBS, just 45 seconds later. Reynolds had 48 seconds on Ledezma at the end of lap two, while Pfankuch held. third, the other Ledezmas ran fourth and Madrid was still in fifth. But by the end of the third lap, while it was still Reynolds, Ledezma and Pfankuch, Fred and Ruben had lost about five minutes and Hal and Kevin Graves, in a super clean Jimco, had moved into fourth, with Rick Poole coming up to fifth place in his Homemade chassis. There were some driver changes after lap three, and then, at the end of lap four, some position changes. Now Pfankuch's co-driver, Larry Kern, was in the lead, with just four seconds on Hector Ledezma, who'd taken over for his son, Danny. In third it was Jack Hettinger, who'd had a few frustrating moments when the car stalled because the points closed up. In fourth now it was still the Graves team, and Poole was fifth. Hettinger moved up into the lead on the fifth lap, while Kern stayed firm in second, 39 seconds later followed by Hector Ledez-ma, and then Poole, and now Tim and Gay Hart and Mark Culver moved their Funco up to fifth place, as the Graves team lost over an hour and a half. Hettinger had no more prob-lems, and took the win, with just under two minutes on the Kern and Pfankuch team, who finished second. Hector and Danny Ledezma were third to finish, a little over two minutes further back, and then in fourth it was Poole, followed across the finish line by Dave Dietrich and Roy Neff, in a Rayco, who were lucky to finish at all, having broken a ball joint, lost a steering wheel, and destroyed both second gear and reverse. It had been a rough ride, and their young passenger innocently announced to all and sundry, as he climbed out of the car, "My balls are sore!" The officials had the last word about the official results in this class, however, and announced that Kern and Pfankuch had somehow inadvertently cut a corner of the course every lap. The resultant penalty, which was 5% of their total time added to their actual time, bumped them down to third place, and moved the Ledezmas up to second. The next group was Class 100, for both one and two seat cars, limited to 2400ccs, and shorter wheelbase. The lead belonged to Dwayne Whitney in a Chenowth at the end of the first lap. He had 48 seconds on second place Dan Lewis and Bill Foster, in their Sandhawk. In third, another SO seconds i;r When Peter Piper Picked A Parker Pumper Helmet, How Many Drivers Wanted The Helmet That Peter Piper Picked? Helmet includes Nomex Skirt • More Nose Room • Lighter • Seals Better Against Dust• 30% More Vision • Also Available - Full Line of Simpson Products • Bell Helmets • Glass Shields • Drinkers • Kool Pac's • Pumper Motors • 4'-8' Hoses • 1985. Snell Approved Helmets We Also Convert Helmets! We Ship UPS Fax (714) 923-3118 July 1991 Parker Pumper Helmets 2318 S. Vineyard, Ste B Ontario, Calif. 91761 • Phone (714) 923-7016 • Page 11

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t·. Larry McCallum and Russ Winkler ran an 1835cc engine in the Unlimited Class ORBS, but still plowed plenty of dust en route to second place in class. Running late in their older Ford, Jody Mason and Jeremy Spirkoff kept it going to finish all six laps, and with attrition, they were second in Class 8. Hector and Danny Ledezma ran most of the way without second gear, but the tea m. in their own chassis design, finished a close second in Class 9. Larry Kern and Mike Pfankuch ran tight up front, actually finished second in Class 9 on time, but a penalty dropped their Rayco to third in class. Rick Poole and Mike Faulkner moved up in the late laps in their homemade chassis, and they did well and took fourth in class another 11 minutes back. eve Johnson was in the front running dust cloud all the way ,n Class 100, and he ended up taking second place by seven minutes in the tidy Chenowth. r;.-later was Morgan Maiocco, in a Mirage. This was Morgan's first race since his leg was badly injured in an accident on a Baja highway, when Morgan, on a motorcycle, tangled with oncoming traffic. He's had a series of surgeries in the ensuing time, and has lost his sense of feeling in his foot and ankle, so this race was to be something of an experiment. He looked just fine, but later said that it was a little hard to keep his foot from bouncing around in the rough stuff, and then to get it to the clutch pedal quickly. Behind Maiocco, tied to the second for THE fifth, were Mark Pinto in a Chenowth, and Eric Philpot and Chris Berry in their two seater. They were only 26 seconds behind him. Whitney had a serious duel with Lewis and Foster on the second lap, the two passing and repassing each other, but at the end of the lap Whitney still had the lead, by less than two minutes. Maiocco held on to third, and now Pinto was fourth, with Bill Gill and Rick Wessels, in a Funco, in fifth place. On the third lap Whitney recorded the fast lap for the class, WRIGHT PLACE~-co1L SPRING YOUR FRONT END! The coil springs you are seeing on cars in magazines and at the finish line, are products of The Wright Place. You can -use them on Fox, Bilstein, or Rough Country's Nitro Charger. Springs are available in 1, 2, or 3 stages, and various lengths. Easy to install and adjust. Wrenches come with the kit for adjustments. Another great idea from the front end experts of off road racing. 9420 FLINN SPRINGS LANE, EL CAJON, CA 92021 (6.19) 561-4810 Page 12 at 37:01, and held on to his lead, now with ten minutes on Maiocco, who'd moved up to second place as Foster and Lewis dropped out. In third now it was Steve Johnson in a Chenowth, then Richard Green, in a Frazco, was fourth, and Pinto had dropped to fifth place. Whitney, who was driving amazingly steady laps, continued to lead, but now Johnson moved into second, and Green came up tu third, as Maiocco got out and put in his co,driver, Bill Robert, son who was racing in a car for the first time. They were fourth, and Pinto was still fifth. Whitney was having a good day, had made his one fuel stop, and held his lead, which was now almost 23 minutes on second place Johnson, who was about five minutes in front of Robert, son. In fourth it was Pinto now, as Green lost about a half hour and dropped to fifth. Whitney sailed through his last lap, and took the win with 27 minutes cushion, which was noteworthy for this class, which is usually very close. In second it was Johnson, and then Maiocco and Robertson took third, pleased with their ride, and grateful to Lou Peralta, who had let them borrow his car for the day. In fourth it was Pinto, while Green was fifth, and the rest of them couldn't get through that last lap. The 5, 1600s were next to take the green flag, and at the end of the first lap it was Ruben and Rob Gutierrez, scoring the class fast lap, at 39:52, and taking the lead. Second place belonged to another Ledezma team, Mario, Jr. and Mario, Sr., who were 59 seconds behind them. In third it was Jim and John Woodruff, and fourth belonged to Brian Coneen and Todd Wilcox who ran just 37 seconds behind tht-m. Then there was a tie for sixth, between Brian Goodrich and the John Holmes/ Scot Jones/Ramsey EIWardani team, both of which were just nine seconds behind fifth place. July 1991 The Gutierrez car never came damage than to rupture one front around again, victim of blown shock. In second now it was rear wheel bearings, and the lead Coneen and Wilcox, while went to the Woodruffs at the end Goodrich had moved to third, of lap two. They were apparently and Ed Orozco ran fourth, operating with Lady Luck in their followed by Steve Miszkiewicz ~love box, as thcy'J enJrn:d on the and Rick St. John. first lap .ind done no more The Woodruffs came around Ben Abatti, Jr. had overheat trouble all day with the '66 Ford, but he kept enough water in it with frequent stops to turn fast lap for Class 8 and cover all the laps and take the class win by nearly two hours. Jack Hettinger and Steve Reynolds were in and out of the Class 9 lead in the great old Funco, but took back the lead on lap 5 and kept it to the checkered flag, winning by just four minutes. Dusty Times

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in front again, and now had eight minutes on Orozco who was second. In third it was another n e w face, this time Darre n Hardesty, who, teamed with Kreston Pons, hadn't done any prep work on the car since they'd finished second at the Nissan 400. Darren had rolled the car five m iles into the race and was hurrying to catch up. Goodrich was now fourth, and Jose and Elias Ledezma, t h e fourth Ledezma team racing that day, ran fifth, lucky to be there at all after blowing their race motor and transmission in the morning, and borrowing a pre-run motor from Danny. Jim Woodruff was doing all the driving, and he held his lead through the fourth lap, while Orozco ran second, about 10 minutes later. In third it was Pons, who'd taken over for Hardesty, and Goodrich's co-driver, Charlie Watters, was fourth, In fifth it was the Ledezn'las. Woodruff continued to run The Class 100 bunch ran very tight but Dwayne Whitney had his Chenowth in the lead after one lap, had a hard fight to keep in front, but managed to do so and won the class by 27 minutes in a trouble free run. well, though that leaky shock pace some, while Orozco was madethefrontendridebadlyasit third now, and the Ledezmas lost more and more oil. In second ved into fourth when Watters, it was Pons, who'd picked up the had clutch cable twu.ble, 't-<.i ~ V'""0,,,;.,,,.,,w,0):1M ~t~~ . Jim and John Woodruff took the lead in Class 5- 1600 after two laps. after rolling the Bug on the first round, damaging only a shock. and Jim Woodruff who did all the driving. kept the lead and won the r,/ass also had pemanent transmission were now running fifth. troubfe. Dale and Bob Snaith, The Woodruffs, who thought who'd replaced two distributors, the course was really rough and lost second ear and been stuck, had never ,r;r ~:. v:\>:, Returning to racing in a Class 100 Mirage was Morgan Maiocco, after a long siege with the medics. and he and co-driver Bill Robertson were third in class. Mark Pinto and Robert Friar ran steady lap times in their Chenowth and at the finish they missed third place by a skinny 27 seconds in Class 100. Ed Orozco and Rick Foquette, successfully routed their Bug around course blockage, and zipped home second in Class 5-1600, only nine minutes tJack. THIRD 'RACE OF THE Budweiser /Bud Light f991 sER1Es ~ --6-il L¾lDE4 S A N C T I O N E D CHAMPIONSHIP FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM_ • AMA DISTRICT 38 SUPERSTITION 250 VIII SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 1991 Dusty nmes 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 July 1991 Page 13

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Darren Hardesty and Kreston Pons ran second in Class 5-1600 for a time but with the strong wind, they ran out of gas on the last lap, and were third. Dale and Bob Snaith said the heavy dust was a problem, but they managed to get over the course without major trouble and they took fourth in Class 5-1600. Rod Fantelli moved into second in mini trucks on lap 2, had his troubles, but got in four laps, good for second in class in his tidy Datsun. · ta-seen such bad du~t, nevertheless carried on to the checkered flag for the win. Orozco, and his navigator, Rick Fouquette, were second, nine ·minutes later, reporting that they'd been blocked by a couple of stuck cars in a canyon, and had had to get out and find a new route around. In third it was Pons and Hardesty, Pons disappointed by the fact that the strong headwinds, combined with all the sand, caused the car to use more fuel than planned, and he'd run out about· a half mile from the finish line. In fourth it was the Snaiths, who also commented about the heavy dust, and then the Ledezmas finished fifth, Jose nursing sore eyes from all the dust. The Holmes/ Jones/EIWardani team, which would ordinarily be expected to do well, had decided to have a fun day, and were stopping every lap to change drivers and/or co-drivers. That, and the fact that Jones had rolled it early in the day, put them a o 00 (]] 00 CPD C[) 00 0o O DESERT LOCK OUTER Steel Thread Inserts ,,_ __ Tire Located Off Inner Ring Red Anodize Constructed of all Aluminum 6061 T6 For light weight and optimum strength * At last,a quality bead lock designed for Off-Road racing * All parts are available separately *In stock - Ready for shipment · For Todays' Sophisticated 15" 13" 8"-10" UNLIMITED MIDGET MODIFIED MIDGET SPORT TRUCK MINI STOCK QUAD RACER BAJA BUG MODIFIED MIDGET ATV WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE TOUGHEST, MOST DURABLE BEAD LOCK FOR YOU ! 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Henry had pre-run, in the race truck, and when his transmission had overheated in the middle of the dry lake and set the wiring on fire, he hadn't been able to extinguish the flames quickly enough to prevent some serious damage to various meltable components. There wasn't enough time left for him to repair the truck and get to the race, so he was absent also. Lloyd Riggins got his sano looking Chevy S-10 around the course in good time, doing five of the six laps, but he won the mini pickup honors anyhow. his Datsun into second place, and Fantelli moved into second place, Bonta and Wellnitz fell back as though. way back because he'd they lost 25 minutes with broken an upper bait joint, a mechanical troubles. torsion bar mount and a throttle Riggins, who had never had a cable, all on that lap. Riggins continued to lead, with Valencia and Garcia holding second, but Rod Fantelli moved flat at an FRT race, suddenly had Riggins continued to lead several, but still managed to keep through lap four, and now his lead, as Valencia and Garcia, Fantelli was the only other vehicle who'd already had a couple of still running. Then on lap five it flats and been stuck, dropped out looked very bad for Riggins for a with clutch problems, and while, when a spring shackle broke, the front corner dipped Car#Pos. FRT Buzz Bomb 150 Resuhs -Aprll 20, 1991 Driver/Co-Driver CLASS 112 -VolirniJed Sjnqle or Two seat -§start-? tioisb Vehide 102 1 Lynton Draper Raceco 104 2 Larry McCallum/Russell Winkler ORBS CLASS 10 -Sjnqie & Two Seat 1650 ccs -9 start - 3 lioisb 1011 1 Tim & Mike McDonnell 1000 2 Brian McDonnelVPeter Oliver 1010 3 Glenn Wolfe/Chuck Sugar CLASS a -full Size 2 & 4WP Trucks -z start -2 lioisb Raceco Raceco Raceco 802 1 Ben Abatti (solo) Ford 804 2 Jody Mason/Jeremy Spirkoff Ford CLASS 1-2-1600 -Single & Two seat 1600 ex; -12 start -a tioisb 1608 1 Bob Lofton (solo) Raceco 1605 2 Todd Teuscher (solo) Chenowth 1606 3 Andy Estrada/Jell Bennett Baja Spec. 1609 4 Jim & Mike Abatti Raceco 1607 5 Coy Brigman/Scott Webster ORBS CLASS 100 • Sjngle & Two Seat ShortWB • lP start-s lioisb 7 1 Dwayne Whitney Chenowth 4 2 Steve Johnson Chenowth 3 3 Morgan Malocoo/Bill Robertson Mirage 6 4 Mark Pinto Chenowth 8 5 Richard Green Frazco CLASS 9 -Sjnqle & Two Seat restricted -16 start - l P finjsh 900 1 Steve Reynolds/Jack Hettinger Funco 910 2 Hector & Danny Ledezma Ledezma 904 3 Larry Kem/Mike Pfankuch Rayco 913 4 Rick Poole/Mike Faulkner Homemade 903 5 Dave Dietrich/Roy Neff Rayco CLASS 5:3600 -(600 cc Baja Bug -13 start-s finish 554 1 Jim & Joh_n Wooodruff 598 2 Ed Orozco/Rick Foquette 595 3 Darren Hardesty/Kreston Pons 558 4 Dale & Bob Snaitll 559 5 Jose & Elias Ledezma CLASS Z -Ull(e Trucks 2WQ & 4WQ -4 start • P tioisb no 1 Lloyd Riggins (5 laps) 702 2 Ron Fantelli (4 laps) • Denotes overall winner 78 starters - 34 finishers - 43% finish rate 24.8 mile course - 6 laps for an official finish Condition, soft, dusty - Weatller - very windy, warm July 1991 Baja Bug Baja Bug Baja Bug ' Baja Bug Baja Bug Chevy 5-10 Datsun Time 3:39:10 4:56:58 3:09:44· 3:24:11 4:19:38 3:47:00 5:48:05 3:24:06 3:26:04 3:30:14 3:35:36 3:47:12 3:51:15 4:18:12 4:25:49 4:26:16 4:43:10 4:16:35 4:20:48 4:31 :13 4:42:01 4:54:12 4:28:39 4:37:34 4:40:52 5:03:59 5:06:10 5:27:31 5:10:40 down, and the truck rolled over. It did a lot of damage to the front corner, and needed a lot of welding, but his crew got him together and he went on to finish his fifth lap, which it turned out, was enough to get him the win, because Fantelli had managed only four laps. As the wind stirred up dust where nothing moved, the last stragglers finished their final laps in the fading daylight, and the racing was all over by 6:30. Fud, who not only gives the green flag to every car, but also waves the checkered for all the finishers, and cheers them all on for all the laps in between, scraped the dust out of his eyes and declared it a day. In the morning everyone gathered for the traditional "brunch "of fresh fruit and doughnuts, along with Bloody Marys, or orange juice and coffee, which creates a nice social hour for rehashing the race, and hearing the varied stories. The awards are then handed out, and the racers can start heading for home early in the day. The next FRT event will be a night race on August 3rd, at Lake Superstition, also near El Centro, CA. . SUBSCRIBE TO DUSTY TIMES See Form On Page 3 Dusty Times

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NEW CLASS i MACHINE FROM PRISM You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover The truck is built with 9 inch Ford rear end components, twin I-Beam front suspension, and much. of the other parts and pieces are well m ated off the shelf item. ow~er preference. While $60,000 may seem high, just try pricing the latest from the factories, and there are not that many in off road racing any more. The bottom line is, the mo ney is in t he tbp finishing positions and that is where you want to be. Who knows, you may even beat Ivan once in a while! The Prism Design Class 8 or 112. depending on where you race, looks fairly mild at first glance, but years of experience and research in the field are underneath the prim looking body panels. The firs t two productio n chassis are finished and are being prepped for testing. However, both of these units are sold, so if you have any urge to be # 1 in Class 1/2 in a truck, don't call us. Contact the Prism factory at (916) 344-7443, 5616 Roseville Road, #14, Sacramento, CA 95842. The choice of brand in shocks is up to the customer. but advice is given if desired, and this setup on the rear looks ready to tackle the desert. Class 2 Unlimited in off road racing desert classes traditionally has been a vehicle in which two people must be in the vehicle under qll racing conditions. Unlimited racing class where any engine/ chassis combination can be used, formerly Class 1 or Class 2, now has been combined so that one or two people may be in the vehicle, according to the guideline for the sport, the current SCORE-HORA rule book. However, in the mid west and elsewhere, Classes 1 and 2 are both still scheduled and have good participation, especially in the SODA Series. Although the truck pictured above appears to be well suited to the standard Class 8 Production fu II size pickup profile, it is actually an all Chromoly tube frame, Class 2 Unlimited race car, designed and built by Sacra-mento's Prism Design and Development headed by Ken Sypolt. Ken has been fabricating various types of race cars for a number of years working for various firms, and now he has his own company in Prism Design and Development. With racing costs rising faster than Iraqi white flags, the off road racing market is searching for a "standardized" concept in vehicle production. Ken Sypolt has come up with one answer that solves the problem o f how to build a competitive unlimited class racer that has over twenty inches of wheel travel, is light weight, and will accept almost any combina-tion of motor /transmission configuration. it can be custom-ized as far as seating position, etc., whether you are 5'2" or 6'6" tall. The end result is a rolling chassis ready for your drive train to be installed. Believing in the K.l.S. (keep it simple) theory rather than the just· add more money method of car building, Prism Design is com-mitted to a program where you don't need· on board telemetry, CAD/CAM wizards and more money than the factory te;ims to operate and maintain your race car. All vehicles are jig built for Dusty Times the professional or would-be racer that is willing to plunk down under $60,000 for a full blown race vehicle with over 20 inches of wheel travel, is light weight and will accept any number of motor /transmission combina-tions. Prism's theory is to utilize tried and true technology and to strengthen and refine it. The car uses 9 inch Ford rear ends, twin I-beam front suspension, choice of shocks, either Prism's own design or any number of "off the shelf" commercially available units. While Prism's Sacramento location is not exactly "central" in the USA, it does have all the latest high tech equipment to design and build first rate competition race cars. This, along with Ken's extensive background in fabrication, preparation, chassis dynamics and suspension technology, insures the buyer is dealing with a builder that understands the workings of all aspects of the race car. "We are keeping precise records of all the cars as they are manufactured", Sypolt says, "That way as positive changes are initiated through driver/ owner. feedback, we can change manu-facturing techniques to suit, and notify all other owners so like changes can be made to their units. We have a computer system that will house the build specifications of each car, plu_s the individual race records added to spot potential weak link trends. You don't win any races if you don't finish." You may ask why all this is necessary to go racing, but with Ivan Stewart running the Toyota modified truck in Class 1 and winning, often overall, with great regularity, Walker Evans running his Dodge truck in the.same class, winning at San Felipe and going v.ery fast, and a Jeep, Chevtolets and a Nissan bodied Unlimited vehicle in the desert so far this year, you can bet the real competition is going to be in Class 1/2 Unlimited. The class may soon have as many truck bodied entries as open wheel cars. If you haven't got a factory behind you, you have to get maximum bang for your buck, and that is where Prism Design fits in. The understanding that you can use almost any bolt-ans available from Mastercraft Seats to KC HiLites, from BFGoodrich · tires to Art Carr transmissions, makes it possible to mix and match to suit your personal preferences, contingency dollars and sponsorship possibilities. The rolling chassis from Prism is jig-built with a choice of American full-size truck body panels; almost everything else is It all starts here with fabrication of the frame/chassis, and each unit is carefully supervised by Sypolt through every stage of its construction. The cockpit can be custom fitted to any size driver, and the instruments are placed in front of the co-driver, as it is his job to monitor all the gauges anyhow. A NEW CONCEPT IN OFF-ROAD RACING ''NEW'' CLASS 2 FUNNY TRUCKS Race Ready With Your Engine & Transmission . . "'i-,. _.,. ~j July 1991 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. 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Jeff Golding put up a good battle for the 1600 lead early in the battle, but shifter trouble put him out with just forty-five minutes left in the race. · Mike Notary, who also runs the GORRA Series, started out strong, but sad to say his engine let go after only forty laps in the endurance competition. In his first time racing the 400, Tony Schwab was in the 1600 class with his Bug and was going well to sixth place on the long track near Tallahassee. Florida 400 Text & Photos: Wayne Simmons The team of Sam Pace and Darryl Stedman drove their single seat 1600 to the victory, setting a new record of seventy-eight laps, taking the lead before mid-distance and keeping it to the checkered flag. Yes, off road racing is alive and 400. This is the race of the year, best. "Problems over scheduling well in Florida and most evident six hours or 400 miles of grueling and insurance after last year's with the running of the FLORIDA. non-stop off road racing at its tragic accident, caused notices of -~ --the event to be late in reaching West Coast Distributor fOfl FROADGEARS ALL .OUR PRICE $695.00 GEARS .. AVAILABLE SEPARATELY Per Set 2 Ratio's Available NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance 3700 Mead Ave. L~ Veg~, NV 891lr2 7(fl/873-1!m McKenzie Performance Products· 2366 East Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 9'l800 714/441-1212 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Pagc16 everyone concerned. In spite of the short notice, the turn out was Detter than expected, as few drivers could resist the chance to challenge "THE BEAST OF THE EAST". Drivers from Georgia, Ala-bama, Kentucky, Michigan, Connecticut and all around the state, 36 starting teams, converged on Tallahassee, Florida for the event. Tom Toia was back in his four wheel drive Jeep, for his second try at THE BEAST. Newcomers to the track were Tony Swab in a "class five" competing in the 1600's, also Shawn Wilson and Shane Grimes in their new two seat class five sedan, driving in the Challenger Class. This was the first race for Wilson and Grimes outside a Novice class car. Also moving up from Novice class was Scott Campbell in his new Challenger rail. Once again Jimmie Crowder and crew did an excellent job on laying out the track. Four miles of clay, sand, mud, jumps and sharp hair pin turns, made a true test for any driver. Mother Nature had seen fit to rain only days before the race, but by race day the track and weather was the best it could be. Also many thanks go out to Sundance Bug and Buggie, Versa Chem, Ultra Car Care Prod. and Globe Automotive Imports along with the many others who help July 1991 Allen Andreoli came all the way from New England to race the Florida 400 in March, stayed with the Class 1 and 10 leaders all day, then took the lead and kept it to win the combined class honors. support ott road racmg. With race time at hand the usual hustle and bustle of pit activity was everywhere. The Campbell car was having trouble even before line up, with a broken oil fitting. A quick run to a friend's house for a spare part got them into the line up. Excitemeot filled the air as both veteran and beginners alike started around the track for the parade lap. No one is spared the wrath of THE BEAST once disturbed from its rest. The team of Wilson and Grimes were the first to feel the sting of THE· BEAST, as they failed to clear the second in a set of double jumps. As their car nosed into the hole, turning onto . its side, the team of James and Joey Hester were too close to avoid the mishap, also going in nose first. All the drivers were o.k., as the hook up crew pulled the Hester car out first. The machine was not hurt as he sped to the starting line. Wilson/ Grimes were not as lucky, as the car had suffered front end damage, but not enough to keep them from the starting line up. With all the racers back in line the flagman gave them the green. Although the entire field raced as a mixed group, here is what happened to whom per class. · CHALLENGER CLASS: Kim Chambers easily took the lead with Jim Bailey holding onto second, with the rest battling for position. It was a short day for Scott Campbell, when the oil fitting, which he had just put on broke, sending all his oil onto the dirt in the first lap. The team of Wilson and Grimes were also in for a long hot day. Not only had they had trouble in the parade lap, this time they hit the same hole in the first lap of the race. Both drivers were shaken, but the car had a very badly bent front end and a broken tie rod. They managed to get back to the pits where Wilson was unable to return to racing for the day. After a long and extensive stay in the pits, Grimes was able to re-enter the race. After completing a lap and a half Grimes rolled the Bug putting him out for the day. Chuck Blakeney had ran over something in the early stages of the race causing severe motor damage. Once again persistence and hard work kept him in the race. By now Chambers had pitted giving the lead to Bailey. Bailey soon had to pit giving the lead back to Chambers. Jeff Waters had started the race towards the rear and was now closing on the leaders when he had to swerve to miss another buggy ending up in the same hole as Wilson and One hole caught several racers, including Jeff Waters. #13. and Keith Bedsole. 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Chip Hansen flew high and into the lead in Class 1 /10 after just seven laps of racing, but he ran out of luck later in the fray and fell well back. Bob Broome clipped another car, but it was Bob that rolled over. He was back on his wheels quickly and carried on with the business of racing. Chuck Blakeney suffered engine damage early in the race, but his pit crew kept fixing things and Chuck ended up second in the Challenger class ranks. Shawn Wilson and Shane Grimes ran the new Baja in Challenger class, and they fell in this ditch on the parade lap, followed closely by the team of James and Joey Hester. Both cars made the start line and took the green flag. Sammy Herrell, who does well in Georgia, started out fast in the Bo/ink 1600, but we don't know what happened to him late in the race. Mike Hester, right, flies past eventual Class 1 / 10 winner Allen Andreoli on the front straight, but Hester failed to finish the race. Grimes. This was becoming a popular spot, as a Class One rail plowed into the hole also. No one was hurt, and quick assistance soon had everybody on their way. Chambers had pitted for a driver change, letting Art Bailey drive. It was not long before flat tires and a broken trailing arm put them out of the race. Jim Bailey who had been in and out of the lead, while only having first and second gears most of the race, called it a day when he ripped the floor pan off his buggy. O nly two drivers were left, as race time ran out, Blakeney had repaired his motor but lost too much time in the pits leaving the win to Jeff Waters. 1600 CLASS: In the first lap it was Jeff Golding, Raymond Short, Sam Pace, and Zoomie Hinson battling for lead position. Steve Pounds had a good race going until something broke sending him ro·the pits early. He was unable to solve the problem, making him a spectator the rest of the day. Richard Fahlbausch was out in only half an hour with a broken clutch. Tony Schwab was having a good day with only one close call. He lost control in some mud just before a jump, but was able to clear it with a rough landing on the other side. Pace in the meantime, had maneuvered into the lead and was leaving the others behind. Mid way back Marty Neri. Rocky Knudsen, Sammy Herrell, and Mike Notary were moving up a group while battling among themselves. It was not long before the track conditions started to claim drivers and cars. Flats were common, even the leader had to pit for a flat and a driver change to Darryl Stedman. He was soon on · his way and back in control of the race. Troy Dittmer broke a spindle to end his day. Mike Notary blew the motor after only forty laps. Knudsen suffered driver fatigue and watched the rest of the race from the pits. Golding who had put up a good battle for the lead early in the race, was now having shifter trouble stopping his day with only forty Dusty Times five minutes left in the race. Neri lost it in a narrow section of track sending him into the woods. The damage was beyond repair, as he had clipped a tree and tore off a wheel. In the end it was the driving team of Sam Pace/Darryl Stedman finishing the race with a record seventy eight laps and the victory. CLASS 1 & 10: One of th'e largest group of unlimited racers in a lof)g time left the starting line. Ed Chambers quickly got the lead but was followed closely by Mike Hester. C. T. Thackston and Allen Andreoli were closing the gap as drivers began to spread out around the track. Tom Toia'sJeep had the power but was not able to stay up with the rails on the rough track. After seven laps Chambers began to feel the pressure of Chip Hansen. Hansen had moved up from midway back and was able to pass Chambers as slower buggies got in their way. Jason Crowder was out early with transmission trouble. Toia had pitted to change tires, and had been back out a half lap when the motor went out ending his day. The leader was not having any better luck, losing a tranny and the lead. Now Andreoli had the lead, but was being chased by Hester. Keith Bedsole learned the true meaning of "Murphy's Law" with one thing or another going wrong all day. Bob Broom had clipped another car, rolling him over. He was quickly uprighted and on his way. Hester had his hands full, as he approached a jump the intake manifold broke sending him between the two. banks. He was o.k. but out of the race. With one hour to go Bill Gaylord lost a wheel, and limped into the pits on three wheels. He soon had it fixed and finished the race. Jimmie Crowder, who is usually among the front runners, had gone through two c.v. joints and two stub axles when he finally called it a day, leaving his buggy on the side of the track. Chambers had been plagued by flats and clutch trouble the last half of the race, but was still holding his own in fifth place as time started to run out. It was Allen Andreoli at the finish to take the checkered flag tor this class. With the race over drivers packed up or W(.!nt to retreive their cars from the track, so they could go back to the motels and hot showers. It had been another fine day at the FLORIDA 400 in the famous Crowder pits. A -Winning Tradition In Off-~oad Racing Bilstein gas pressure shock New Applications absorbers were first introduced to the Dimensions Valving American market in off-road racing in f!l![J t;lg, D!Ul~[h!IIS!D E1U.l~2II, 81tt.£~2mR, 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/&J 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-readers who 10. 11 inch tr~vel coil over run to win. Now Available - Repair and Revalvlng Services. 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Rob MacCachren Scores · His First Stadium Win -At The Kingdome It's a sig alert after every start in Super 1600 racing. Here Bob Gordon just leads Jimmy Nichols, Gord Felske is headed for the pits, and Troy Herbst and Mike Strong duke it out in the middle of the turn. - ----------------The stadium racers invaded the Seattle Kingdome late last April for the fifth round in the ten race 1991 series. As is standard practice, the afternoon was devoted to qualifying, and Ivan Stewart got his Toyota around the tight course the quickest of the Grand National Sport Trucks. Danny Thompson, Chevrolet, was second fastest, followed by Rod Millen, Toyota and Rob MacCachren, Ford. Jerry Whel-chel led the Super 1600 qualifiers over Mitch Mustard and Frank Arciero Jr. while Tommy Croft, Jeep Cherokee, led the Ultra-Stock qualifiers. The event, happening on April 27, featured a military salute as MTEG distributed 5,000 comp-l i men ta ry tickets to all the military bases in and around Seattle as a thank you to our service men and women who saw action in the Persian Gulf. They were seated in a special section and honored with a special The SuperLites put on a great show, and here defending points champion Rory Holladay, passes almost hidden from view Greg George. Holladay went on to win the main event. ·cACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES 5153 BOWDEN AVE. SAN DIEGO, CA. 92117. TEL (619) 2711-2509 HELMET $195 COMPLETE SYSTEM $320 A FRESH AIR HELMET AND BLOWER ASSEMBLY DESIGNEP FOR Off ROAD USE AT A REASONABLE PRICE BUILT AND BACKED BY BELL HELMETS LIGHT WEIGHT-REDUCES NECK Sl1lAIN Page 18 COOL, COMFORTABLE TERRY CLOTH LINER BLOWER MOTOR AND ASSF.MBLY ARF. CUARANTF.ED FOR ONE FULL YEAR SNELL SA85 APPROVED ceremony during intermission. Racing started with the first eight lap sport truck heat. Greg George, Chevy, and Roger Mears Jr., Nissan shared the front row, and the Dodges of Walker Evans and Glenn Harris were next. George grabbed the lead and held on for a lap, then Mears Jr. passed him in the mogul section. Then Mears Sr. got upside down, bringing out the yellow flags and a restart. Thompson stalled before completing the first lap after an encounter with Evans, and Mears Sr. was righted and rejoined the field for the restart. Thompson's truck was towed from the track. On the restart George moved to · the front again and battled with Mears Jr. the entire race. George took the outside lane of the dual track and young Mears kept to the inside, making it a close dice. On lap 6 MacCachren moved his Ford into contention, testing Mears Jr. for second, and he finally passed the Nissan with one lap to go. At the finish it was Greg George, wire to wire in the Chevy, followed by Rob MacCachren, Ford, Mears Jr., Nissan, then Walker Evans and Glenn Harris in their Dodge Dakotas. The first five lap UltraStock heat saw Tim Lewis jump into the lead from the front row in his Porsche, just ahead of John Gersjes, Nissan Pathfinder. On the third lap Lewis stalled suddenly and was rammed by Gersjes, resulting in Jeff Elrod passing both of them to take the lead. Elrod held the lead to the checkered flag in his VW, and Brian Collins was second in his Porsche, followed home by Tommy Croft in a Jeep Cherokee. Jim Smith had his Jeep Chero-kee on the pole in the second UltraStock heat while defending class champion Larry Noel started fourth. Smith grabbed the initial lead over Chris Neil, but in one lap Larry Noel moved into third, and in another round he took second from Neil. By lap 4 Noel had closed the gap and pressured July 1991 11»'.~p"' __ .-; -~ itch Mustard leads Marty Coyne over the lumps and bumps, andAlustard went on to win his heat race, and then took a close second in the 1600 feature. Jerry Whelchel started out strong winning the first 1600 heat in his automatic transmission equipped Chenowth, but he dropped to fourth in the main. Smith, taking the lead halfway around on lap 4 of five. Noel won going away in his VW Corrado. In a near blanket finish for second it went to Smith followed by Neil, Nissan Pathfinder, and Lloyd Castle, Jeep Cherokee. The first ATV heat was a thriller all the way with Greg Stuart and Charlie Shepherd side by side starting the white flag lap. Coming down for the checker Shepherd made a desperate bid to pass, touched wheels with Stuart and flipped. Stuart went on to win for Honda, Shepherd got up uninjured, and Derek Hamilton, Suzuki, finished second. In the second A TV heat Doug Eichner of Portland, riding a Honda, shot through from his third row starting berth and blasted into the lead on the first lap. Eichner was never headed and Jeff Elrod flew his Volkswagen Corrado right into the first UltraStock heat race victory, but he dropped well back in standings in the feature race. Dusty Times

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Frank Arciero, Jr. here fighting off Jimmy Nichols, got his Chenowth home second in his heat and third in the wild Super · 1600 main event action. Tommy Croft, right, leaps his Jeep Cherokee past Jim Smith, Jeep Cherokee in UltraStock action. Croft was second in the main, and Smith second in heat 2. Brian Collins drove his sano looking Porsche to a quick second in the first UltraStock heat, but the Las Vegas racer dropped to fifth in the main event. won by a wide margin over Mark Ehrhardt, Honda. Rookie of the Year Donovan Holland was battling for third when he flipped on lap 4. The Super Lites had a six lap heat race, with 14 tiny race cars. Greg George tried almost every lap to catch the high flying Terry Peterson, but Greg had to settle for second place behind winner Peterson. The most exciting battle was between defending class champion Rory Holladay and 15 year old Jimmie Johnson. The pair dueled side by side and traded third spot over and over, and the teenager finally finished in third place ahead of veteran Holladay. The Super 1600s had the largest field on four wheels, and ten, eight of them Chenowths, started the first heat. Jerry Whelchel sat on the pole with Frank Arciero Jr. alongside. Frank is the all time Super 1600 winner in series competition, and led the first lap. Whelchel, driving the only automatic transmission equipp~d open wheeler, took Dusty Times Larry Noel seems almost unbeatable in his VW Corrado UltraStock, and in Seattle Noel not only won his heat race easily, he sailed right into the main event lead and victory also. over on lap 2, and Jimmy Nichols moved into third with Bob Gordon hot on his rear bumper. By lap 3 Whelchel opened a good lead, but there was an exciting four car contest for second between Arciero, Nichols, Bob Gordon and L·ury Noel, who was driving in two classes, 1600 and UltraStock. But Gord Felske flipped in turn 5 after four laps causing yellow flags and a restart. The field closed up on Whelchel, but the Valvoline driver soon began pulling away again. Jerry Whelchel_ was an easy winner, but July 1991 Greg George, foreground, started the evening by winning the first truck heat in his Chevrolet, later he was fourth in the feature, and here is passing defending points champion Ivan Stewart. it was a blanket finish for second his cousin Danny Rice alongside. with Arciero getting the spot over Rice got the jump at the green flag, Gordon, Nichols and Noel. Marty and he and Mustard began a two Hart was sixth. car duel with Rice leading until The second eight tapper for the lap 3 when Mitch took over. 1600s held eight starters, with Marty Coyne, the points leader, 1989 and 1990 class champion was third, but smoking. Midway Mitch Mustard on the pole with Mustard •tr · Page 19

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Walker Evans was the bridesmaid twice at Seattle. his Dodge Dakota taking second in the truck main event, and also second in the second heat race. -Roger Mears Jr. finished a strong third in the first truck heat, but his Nissan had troubles later with stalling and he dropped from contention. Roger Mears Sr. seemed stuck in third place at the Kingdome, his Nissan was third 'in the second truck heat and third again in the main event. Chris Neil catches a bit of air in his Nissan Pathfinder, and he finished third in his UltraStock heat, and fourth in the bump 'em cars feature. John Gersjes, a convert from SuperLites to UltraStock, bagged a third in the first heat in the Nissan Pathfinder, but faded away in the main event. Bob Gordon is having a tough first of the season in his 1600 as his best finish in Seattle was a third in the first heat in the Chenowth. C.-. had opened a fiv·e car length lead, Coyne was still smoking badly but catching Rice, and Kevin Smith moved his Mirage into fourth. On lap 6 Coyne got alongside Rice, the cars touched, but Rice held second. They were side by side again with one lap to go. Mustard won by five car lengths and Rice was second as Coyne faded slightly on the final round, but held third ahead of Smith and Bill Goshen. The second eight lap truck heat saw nine return to action. Roger Mears had the pole with his son directly behind him in the second Nissan. Thompson's Chevy shared the front row. Mears grabbed the lead off the start but before the lap was over he was back to third behind leader Thompson and Walker Evans, Dodge, who both squirted through with great blasts of speed. From there it was a four truck race with Thompson pressured at every turn by Evans, Mears and MacCachren, Ford. Mears Jr. had stalled on the first lap. Danny Thompson did hold off Walker Evans taking the second heat for Chevrolet as well. Evans held second followed by Mears Sr., MacCachren and Glenn Harris, Dodge. The Ultracross Motorcycles did seven laps on a reversed course, with 15 in the first heat. Points leader Mike Craig grabbed the early lead over Larry Brooks and in three laps held a four length advantage over Brooks and Phil Lawrence, all on Kawasakis. Mike Craig was never threatened and won easily. Lawrence and Brooks had a good dice, and were side by side on the white flag lap. Then Lawrence got out of shape, so Brooks took second and Brett Devries was third on a Suzuki. In the second motorcycle heat Tommy Clowers got the early lead on a Kawasaki, but was Class Ten • 1-2-1600 • Motocross Page 20 When: June 1 June 29 October 5 October 26 August 3 November 23 September 7 December 7 Racing Begins at 7 p.m. each night Where: Ventura Raceway at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA Entry fee: $75 per car - includes insurance fee Pit Passes: $10 per driver, crew or fan. Must be at least I 2 years of age to enter pit. Front Gate Admission: $8 Adult $5 Seniors and Military Personnel $3 Junior (age 7-15) Under 6 years FREE Purse: Based on car count. $75 per car to purse. Paying positions 1-5 in main. lst-50%, 2nd-25%, 3rd-I 2.5%, 4th-8%, Sth-4% of total. Pit Gates Open: 3 p.m. - practice 5 p.m. Front Gate Open: 5 p.m. For more information call (805) 656-1122 or l-800-326-5814 July 1991 passed by Kyle Lewis, Yamaha, on the first lap. Clowers remained in second with Ryan Carlisle challenging him. Lewis began pulling away to the victory, but the fight for second went on to the flag with Clowers taking second, and Lowell Thomson was third. The nearly 40,000 spectators settled in for the main events, and the UltraStocks were first on the line with seven laps to cover. Jeff Elrod and Larry Noel shared the front row in VWs. This pair dueled to the wire for the 1990 championship, but it was no contest here. Noel took off in the lead and Elrod faltered and finally stalled on the first lap. Brian Collins' Porsche ran second followed by the Jeeps of Jim Smith and Tommy Croft. But Smith rolled on lap 4 causing a yellow flag and a restart. Smith was righted and rejoined the field however. Noel again went to the front on the restart, but Collins, Croft and Lloyd Castle's Jeep, were all closing in a battle for second. With three laps left Croft's Jeep was all over Noel's Volkswagen, but Larry Noel hung on to v1in by half a length. This event was the first this year where all three UltraStock races were won by a bona fide sedan. Tommy It started to look like a Chevy evening in sports truck competition as Danny Thompson kept his together to take the victory in the second heat. Las Vegan Rob MacCachren nailed down his first stadium main event victory in the Venable Ford. starting the night with a second in the first truck heat. and finishing with Ford's first stadium truck main event win in tow years. ----------------~---Dusty Times

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Marty Coyne got in some close racing for the 1600 honors in his Chenowth, but his best finish in the Kingdome was third in his close running heat race. Kevin Smith runs his Mirage in Super 1600 competition, does well usually, but in the northwest his best placing was fourth in the second heat. Aaron Hawley, another Las Vegan trying stadium racing: bounces off the hydro barrier. He might of rolled as he doesn't figure atop the results in 1600 racing. Croft was seco-nd, followed home by Lloyd Castle and Chris Neil, as Collins faded to fifth at the finish line. Next came the ATV final with 20 starters. Derek Hamilton went down on lap 1 but was not hurt. Greg Stuart took off at the start on his Honda and was never headed, although Mark Ehrhardt pressured him in the final two laps, but was second on his Honda. The best ride of the race was that of defending champion Charlie Shepherd who started last in the field and moved through the heavy traffic to finish sixth. The Super Lite feature brought out 14 starters led by young Jimmie Johnson and Rory Holladay in the front row. Holladay broke on top but Johnson was hot on his wheels. They were side by side in the turns, and Greg George moved in to challenge both. After two laps these three had their own battle. They crossed the line three abreast on lap 4. Then George got by the youngster, but only for a few seconds, as George's mount slid to a stop with mechanical trouble. Rory Holladay won the main event and 15 year old Jimmie Johnson was second, then came Rennie Awana and Terry Peterson, all in Briggsbuilt race cars. A hefty field of 18 started the Super 1600 main event facing 12 laps. Danny Rice was on the pole with Frank Arciero on the outside, and just behind was Danny Rice and Jerry Whelchel. Rice jumped into the lead at the green with Mustard right ·on his tailpipe followed by Arciero and Whelchel. However, a four car tangle in the first turn caused a restart, which turned into a tremendous three car battle led by Rice, tightly followed by Arciero and Mustard. But Mustard went on his side against a barrier, while Arciero held second and Whelchel third at the halfway mark. Mustard was now fourth, and soon it was a three car fight for second with Arciero, Mustard and Whelchel all tightly bunched. With two laps left Mustard blasted through for second spot leaving Arciero to duke it out ' with Whelchel for third. On the final lap Mustard closed up, but could not catch his cousin Danny Rice who took his second win of the season. Mitch Mustard was second in an all Colorado finish, followed in by Frank Arciero and Jerry Whelchel, all driving · Chenowths, as was fifth placing Bill Goshen. The evening wound down with the Sport Truck Main event and all ten were on the line. On the front row were Rob MacCachren, Ford and Ivan Stewart, Toyota, with Walker Evans' Dodge just Dusty Times astern. As expected this turned into a wild and woolly affair. Stewart took command at the start, and stayed in front, but was unable to pull away from MacCachren. Danny Thompson stayed a close third in the Chevy, with Evans equally close. Suddenly, on lap 7, Stewart's Toyota coasted to a stop, Thompson got on his side, and MacCachren became the new leader. On the restart MacCachren kept his lead, and despite a close challenge from Evans, went on to victory. The win was Las Vegan Rob MacCachren's first ever in Behind him on the track came the MTEG stadium series, and the Roger Mears Sr., Greg George, first for sponsor Jim Venable too. Glenn Harris, Danny Thompson It was the first stadium win for and Rod Millen. The next stop for Ford since Jeff Huber won at the the stadium racers was in Dallas, Orange Show stadium in 1986. 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VORRA SEASON OPENER: TAKE 1WO Dennis Kordonoway Wins Overall At Hollister Hills By Darrell Smith Photos: John Ames Dennis Kordonoway debuted his brand new, unpainted two seater and the Nevada driver took a close second in the first moto and set fast lap in winning the second round to win top honors in Class 2 action. That's what Ed and Jenny winding, hilly course featuring a the corners and chewing up the Robinson, VORRA promoters, series of sharp dropoffs, curves, hilly sections with his big long-must have said to themselves and elevation changes. There wheelbase car. before VORRA's rescheduled wasn't much room for error on a The day, however, belonged to season opener at Hollister Hills · course of this scale, but the Dennis Kordonoway. Kordon-SVRA Park, April 21. After drivers were more than ready for oway, sporting a brand new (and March rains drowned any hopes . the challenge. yet unpainted) car, lost the first of racing at Sacramento's Prairie In Class 2 action, Sam Berri and moto to the hard charging &rri, City course, the Robinsons and Dennis Kordonoway slugged it but destroyed the course with a the 70 odd racers who gathered at out for rights to the checkered scorching 42:39 in the second for Hollister were ready to get back to flag. Kordonoway and Berri the overall victory, and the best business as usual. swapped first and second place in time of the day in any class. Berri Drivers came from as far away the two motos. The BFGoodrich blazed into second with an as Washington state to take on the sponsored Berri took the tight impressive 43:05. Hollister Hills course. The track, Hollister course in a way expected The Taylor Hardwoods team of nearly 5 ½ miles long, was a of a veteran, agressively attacking Chuck and John Taylor had Defending Class 4 champs Chad and Josh Hall pushed the tired old Dodge to a second and a third, having troubles in both heats, but they won the class points for the day. Whether you're on a chase crew, a racer or a 4WD enthusiast, the Rod Hall off-road driving school can help you be your best! But be ready. .. the road isn't smooth! Page 22 CALL FOR COURSES AND DATES AHi MOTORSPORTS 340 WESTERN ROAD #1 RENO, NEVADA 89506 702/786-9922 problems negotiating the winding, wooded course with their big Raceco, but still parlayed a 4-4 day into an overall third place finish. The team of Larry Zimmerman and Garen McCune started the day in fine fashion with a strong third place finish in the first moto, but mechanical problems in the second forced the team to retire after only two laps. Zimmerman/McCune settled for an overall fourth place finish. Wes Elrod captured both heats in Class 10 competition on his way to an overall win. Elrod, brother of Jeff Elrod, Mickey Thompson UltraStock class champion, showed his extensive short course experience, digging into the 5½ mile course, tires squealing on the hardpack. Elrod's aggresive pace easily outdistanced the rest of the pack as he won by nearly two minutes in both heats. With Elrod dominating the heats, the race turned into one for second place. David Jefferies took second place in the first moto but couldn't hold off a determined Larry Deaton in the second as Deaton nipped Jefferies by 30 seconds to take second in the final heat capturing second overall. Jefferies finished with third place honors. In the four man Class 9 group, Mike Bishop seemed intent on re taining his o ve r a ll title, sweeping both heats on his way to an overall triumph. In a problem-July 1991 Wes Elrod continued his winning ways in VORRA action winning both Class 10 heats easily in his Mirage, both by more than two minutes on the tough 5½ mile course. Mike Bishop, the 1990 Class 9 points champion, got a great start on the 1991 title, liking the newly legal close ratio gears. Bishop won both motos, and was the only Challenger car to finish both heats. plagued first heat, Bishop was the only one to complete all four laps as he cruised to victory. The cars got back on track in the final heat, as all completed the required four laps; but, it was Bishop's show with Martin Gill, Jack Bonesteel, and the gutsy Ghia Monster team rounding out the slate. In Class 4 action Chad and Josh Hall coaxed a first place finish out of their road-weary Dodge, claiming a second and third place finish in the two heats. The Halls, sons of world champion Rod Hall, really got their money's worth out of their truck. The Dodge was the same one the senior Hall with son Chad, piloted to a second place finish at the HORA Nissan 400 in Las Vegas. Wes Banks bolted out of the second slot to take the checkered flag in the first moto, but mechanical problems early in the second spelled a DNF for Banks as he plummeted to sixth overall. Petaluma's Don German, who himself DNF'd in the first moto, recovered from the early setback to take the second heat, narrowly defeating John Deetz's Nissan for a respectable fifth overall. Deetz combined that second place finish in heat no. 2 with a fifth in the first heat for an overall second place finish. Reno's Raymond Fisher took a 4-4 day and converted it into an overall third, whi!e Dudley Tranum got a fourth out of a 4-5 day. The Hall's overall victory was not without its problems however. After overcoming front end problems in the first heat, the Hall's blew a turn on the lower part of the 5½ mile track, in the second, slamming into a bank. Their win was also not without controversy, as the Hall team collided with John Deetz while jockeying for position in the first heat. Chad Hall put it plainly enough when describing Hollist-er's right course at the post-race awards ceremony, "If we don't ever come back (to Hollister), it will be too soon for me." Roger Caddel, who made the long journey from Graham , Wash. to Hollister, parlayed a 4-1 finish into an overall first place finish in the 1-2-1600 class. Andy Anderson took the first heat with an elapsed time of 44: 15 but he too ran into mechanical problems in the second heat, picking up a DNF after only two laps. Roy Gust was able to convert a 3-5 day into a second place finish. Larry Abreau made a 6-3 day stand for a third place overall in the field of 12. Reno's Clayton Scudder finished strong with an impressive second place Sam Berri came close to winning Class 2. taking the first moto by inches, but his long WB Cobra was second in the neKt one and second on the day Dusty Times

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Dave Jeffries was second in the first Class 10 moto, but slipped to third by 30 seconds in the second round and ended up third on points in the class. Jack Bonesteel was third in both Class 9 motos in the two seater, and the pair of thirds put Bonesteel second in class for the entire event. Long time Jeep racer Wes Banks whipped off the Class 4 victory in the first moto, had serious mechanical trouble in the second round, and was sixth. John Deetz had his Nissan second in the first heat, but rolled over in the next moto but still was placed second in class for the 4x4 action overall. Audy Anderson, long a Glen Helen regular, won the first 1600 moto, and was doing well in the second when he retired with serious suspension failure. The team of Schrader and McCune won the first heat in the novice field, but they faded to sixth in the second heat and ended up third overall. · finish in the first heat but faded to seventh in the second heat settling for fourth. Caddel, part of the logjam that was the first heat -36 seconds separated the third through seventh place drivers -wasn't finished though. After picking up his prize money, he had to head back to his native Washington to race the Mickey Thompson series at Seattle's Kingdome April 27-28. The Sportsman Vet class was led by Jeff O'Callaghan, who hails from nearby Salinas. O'Cal-laghan's son Ryan raced in the novice class, and the senior O'Callaghan helped to organize the event as well as local motorcycle clubs to run chase throughout the afternoon. O'Callaghan swept both otosen route to his triumph. Rob Smith and Randy Miller duplicated their second and third place finishes in the second heat for second and third place overall honors respectively. Troy Robinson, son of VORRA promoters Ed and Jenny, finished fifth out of the field of seven. Shane Torok of Turlock took first place overall in the novice class after a 2-2 day. Leading an army of drivers in the novice field though in the first heat was the team of McCune and Schrader. They faded to sixth however in the second heat to finish third overall. Ron Ernst coaxed a second overall out of a 4-3 effort. Floyd Haas, Jr. claimed a second heat victory after suffering a DNF before completing a lap in the first heat. Roger Caddel came from Washington to race. and was a close fourth in the first 1600 moto, but learned the course well and won the second heat and the 1-2-1600 honors for the day. The Odysseys raced on the motocross track. and Michael Dawes. the Fox Shox czar. led all the way in both motos and collected the overall honors for the day. Dusty Times The Odysseys were out on the motocross track and it was the Michael Dawes show as the Fox Shox czar breezed through the motos lapping the competition in his Honda Pilot. With Dawes blazing the way, the remaining five drivers were left to battle for second and third. Enter Ben Wald of Concord. Wald fought off furious challenges from Lee Hopkins in the first heat and brother Jerry Wald in the final heat to hang on for an overall second. Steve Van Tassel took a 3-4 afternoon and converted it into an overall third, while Jerry Wald went home with fourth. 1f/'9 u ~~ad ~ NIR. ST/Cl<ER? • COMPETITIVE PRICING • UNBEATABLE aUALITY EXCELLENT SERVICE LOUIE UNSER RA(llv /Iv/IFS BOB ~~~~ TOYOTA ii™ RACING DEVEl.OPMENT ~-.a_~_MJ.11_.•·~ ~N~1.10NAL\ ~~~ :•os,ooRACINQ -~-~~..,~---:,-,vA-1~ Clam hm Conner~ • t R.L.H: ENTERPRISE unldenR~~c;:gs r) DESIIIT STHL 11111 ..... ~ ...... LESLIE•& DRIVEUNE SERVICE MASTERCRAFT [ND).RE] IIIGIIDUUTOFFIOUHTIIUSllSTS HDRA THE WRIGHT PLACE, SHERMAN BALCH !A-c-/ RACING ),. C.-· - · · CHENOWTH Mike Lesle Racing CENTERFORCE OVER $5,000.00 CONTINGENCY POSTED AT EVERY • SCOAE/H.D.R.A. EVENT Race Car Lettering • Racing Nurnbers • Custorn Decals • Silk Screening • Die Cutting • Signs • Magnetic Signs • Banners • Window Lettering 1B065 Redondo Circle • Huntington Beach, CA 92B4B 714/843-0444 • FAX 714/843-0143 July 1991 Page 23

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BONNMLLE OFF ROAD RACING The Desert Cactus 100 Opens The Season In Utah Text & Photos: Jim Baker for off road racing, with no dust and excellent ti-action. Except for an occasional mud hole, everyone was really smiling. Several potential racers were frightened by the weather and forecast but came out sans their cars, and werel :h~l!~aa~~::~ blo~1\r:: ~re~::~ · .. · , ~-~-= ''"' fu their cars for this race. Many Off the start Mike Baker led for four laps overall in 1-2-1600 racer, scored realized their mistake in not fast lap of the day, but a stuck throttle cable dropped him to second overall. but he won Class 1-2- 1600. bringing a race car, but too late. Norm Grune came from Oregon to test his new Class 2 racer, and· he did well in the cool weather and damp ground, and ended up winning first overall in just 4:55 17, about 40 mph. It was an excited group ready racers at the finish. Crews had to for the Bonneville series season go retrieve a Chevy truck bed, opener. We were pleased to see a some Toyota fenders and hood,· small city grow out of the desert, and who knows what else. No and it was an especially good fellas, it's not a tear away race! feeling for myself an the officers Then came the excitement of the of BORE to see such a good Sportsman class. I think we only turnout. We were looking at had two veterans with the rest Class 2 Unlimited cars, new and first timers in the desert. I know I revamped Class 10 entries, and shook some really greasy hands the 1-2-1600 class almost all new hooked onto some really gr.inning or completely rebuilt for 1991. faces, so I'd guess that even The steady and dependable 5-though they may have broken, 1600 class fielded seven entries they still 'may' come back for with three destined to duel to the more! Welcome to the dirtiest finish. While some of the heavy racing going. Salt Lake City was struggling interested so she picked a BORE with inches of wet spring snow event on this weekend. She let her and too much rain, and to the sky fall on us at 6:30 a.m. at Delle north and west it wasn't any Utah, but by 8 a.m. the sun was better. But Mother Nature likes shining through holes in the ugly an occasional race to keep her _ clouds. By race time it was perfect metal didn't show up, the trucks We were pleased to start 'pure still started five entries and the classes', and led off with the Class finishers looked like stadium 2 Unlimited cars. Norm Crume, Trailers Our Quality Makes the Difference • Many Equipment Options Available Medium Duty Truck Conversions We Have the Ability and Experience Necessary to Build Any Trailer to Your Exact Specifications, Custom Designed for Your Individual Needs ... • Write or Call for a Free Brochure Models Available: Open Flatbed Trailer Enclosed Bumper Pull-Type Trailers From 16' to 28' Enclosed Gooseneck Trailers From 28' to 48' Join the Ranks or Our Satisfied Cµstomers • Bob Gordon • R.C.R. Plumbing • Hamilton Materials • Herbst Oil Co. • Hagle Lumber Sherman Balch Custom Designed Interiors · .from Ontario, Oregon led off in his new mount. He was followed by the Mike Gertsen entry from ;Winnemucca, Nevada. While we didn't have three for a class, these folks were happy to race each other and it was a thrill to hear and watch the big stuff run. Norm set a good pace and just got better as he learned what his new car could do. He took the class and first overall with a time of 4:55: 17, which is an average speed of just over 40 mph. Not bad for this course which favored the Class 10 cars, according to Norm. The second class to leave the line were the six Class 10 cars. There were some veteran cars, a beautiful new Raceco of Mike Flinn of Salt Lake City and some drivers new to the class and to off road racing. The first lap had the C & C team of Bob and Kathy Christensen of Clinton, Utah leadinf( the class, closely followed by Bob Flinn, 28 seconds back, with Cheap Seats I with Glenn Cain another two minutes back. The class was destined to follow Bob and Kathy all day as they finished at 5:11:57 for the class win and third overall. Only 59 seconds separated second and third with Mike Flinn finishing with a 5:24:45 and Glenn Cain with a 5:25:44. We had to check the computer to figure who was second. Congratulations fpr some GOOD racing. The 1-2-1600 cars numbered five, short a couple of expected entries. Steve Siddoway of Salt Lake City led off with the 'fire engine' running for the first time since it burned up in their 1990 fire. He was followed by Mike Baker of Ogden, Dama! Alex-ander of Boise, Chris Cash of Boise and Todd Bingham of Sunset, Utah. The first lap had Mike Baker with the fastest lap to that point and first overall then with 42:26. Dama! was running second, Steve third and Todd a close fourth. Chris Cash lost a limiter strap and over. stressed a c.v. to the breaking point. Laps 2 and 3 were carbon copies with Steve taking secm1.d after four laps. Both Steve and Dama! suffered terminal prob-lems in lap 5 and retired moving Todd into second. The overall lead changed in lap 5 when Norm Crume asserted himself and Mike had to have a stuck throttle re-sprung. The class finished two cars, with a time of 5:01:53 for Mike Baker, and a 5:03:18, one lap down, for Todd Bingham in his first ride in the 1-1600. Mike was pleased with his win and second overall after five dnfs in 1990. Todd grinned and explained to Mike how to make the old 'Bugduster' finish a race. Class 5-1600 had Barry Merriam leading off in his brand new, too-pretty-to-race Bug followed by Craig Holt's team, then Alan Frisby, as the new Driver of Record in Frank Young's car, then Jim Siddoway, Jeff Robinson, Ron Sorenson and the eventual winner in one of the two Guy Young cars ·driven by Rick Holt and Gre Wylie. Lap 1 Competitive Trailers 8832 Ramona Street Bellflower, CA. 90706 (213) 634-2006 Brothers Elbert and Scott Emley picked up where they left off last year, and they drove the Toyota to the class victory in the combined Heavy Metal and Mini Metal group. Page i4 July 1991 Dusty Times

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Mike Flinn takes the green flag in his new Raceco on its maiden voyage, and he motored around the desert to finish a strong second in Class 10. Barry Merriam showed off his brand new handsome Baja Bug, but he had some steering trouble on the first lap. and dropped out of contention in Class 5-1600. Kent Bosgieter and Dean Bybee sail over a jump in their Class 4 Chevy, and they were destined to finish second in the truck group. only 53 seconds behind the class winner. put the Alan Frisby /Frank Young car in the lead, followed by Greg Wylie and Jim Siddoway. Lap 2 saw Greg and Jim switch positions over a ten second difference. Barry lost steering on lap l and Craig Holt disappeared during lap 2. Alan continued the pace with Greg moving up after Jim suffered a crash in the pits and had to make repairs. Jeff Robinson was out after four laps leaving the Frisby team leading, but closely pursued by Holt/Wylie, and last season points champ Rod Sorenson who was sharing the drive with Mark Bradshaw and Gary Brennan. It was anyone's race on the final leg of the last lap when a ditch upset Alan Frisby and a flat tire slowed Mark. Rick came home in a crowd and we didn't know who to congratulate until the dust settled. The final scores were Rick Holt/Greg Wylie winning at 5:33:31, Rod Sorenson/Mark Bradshaw were second at 5:34:07 and Alan Frisby/Frank Young_ were third at 5:35:28. Good show fellas. We were short a couple of the big, noisy heavy metal entries, but still put five trucks to the test. The Toyota of Elbert and Scott Emley led off and were destined to win, but only by 53 seconds over the Bosgieter / Bybee Class 4 Chevy. Tony Sorenson showed up with his new Class 8 Chevy as did the Wyman team and ne~comer Dave Morse. Tony showed what his Chevy could do and posted fast lap for the class with a 50:09, but suffered terminal trouble in lap 2 as did the Wyman and Morse teams. That left the racing to the Emleys and Bosgieters and they went right to it. Both finished with something missing, Emleys most of the front end and the Chevy was bob tailed with no bed anymore. They looked just like stadium racers! It was pleasant to see some new Sportsman cars because they are tomorrow's Pros. Leading off were a couple of the most excited guys we've seen in years, the Peake Performance Nissan of John Peake. They were followed by converted circle trackers Lynn Potter and Garnet Baril in their buggy, then the Baja of Scott Butcher, the buggy of Mike Jenkins and the venerable Vega of Dave Bosgieter. The Peake team broke a steering arm and spent most of the day chasing parts, welding and fixing, but got their one lap in and they got an 'A' for effort and tenacity. Scott dropped out when the Baja didn't drive too well on three wheels, and three laps was all the Potter team could complete. Dave brought the Vega in second at 4:21 :50 after an elated Mike Jenkins notched his first win with a 4:02:40. While the temperature was Dusty nmcs coolish and the wind brisk it course at Wendover and some turned out to be an excellent day new looks at some used course. for racing and we all have to thank It's June 1 and BORE and the the volunteers who worked so Stateline and the Silversmith hard to make this an excellent Casinos welcome each of you to a event. We all know who they fun time. That race will be over by were. Thanks and thanks again. the time this issue is printed, but it So, what's new. 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Browns Bag The A.D.R.A. San Manuel 100 By Michael Ross Ron and Brian Brown led all the way in the two seat Racecraft, had no down time at all, not even a flat, spent about five hours, 23 minutes doing the 11 laps and took the checkered flag first. San Manuel, Arizona, welcom-ed the American Desert Racing Association with open arms for round two of the ADRA's '91 Desert Series where the Pro team of Ron and Brian Brown led wire-to-wire during the 11 lap, 200 mile long race late last April. Piloting their C.S. Construction, Fodrill Fabrication, Yokohama and Phoenix Body Works sponsored Class 1 Racecraft chassis to victory in 5:22:59, they averaged 36. 78 mph on the varied and demanding course. Second to Brown and first in Class 1-2-1600 was Tony Pierce of Mesa in his Pierce Racing, Griffith Plumbing, Yokohama, Trick, Wilky's Machine Shop, Fly-N-Hi and Fox sponsored Raceco. Pierce finished 17 minutes and 44 seconds behind Brown on his way to a flying average speed of 34.87 mph. Third overall and second in Class 1-2-1600 was claimed by 62 year old Bill Krug aboard his Regal ~omes and Beard Super Seats oa ed Bunderson at 34.04 mph. Fresh from his overall win at Gila Bend, Krug finished 4 minutes 17 seconds after Pierce. San Manuel was the first stop for last year's ADRA Motorcycle race and the response was so favorable from the towns people that Race Director Phil Auern-heimer decided to hold the buggy race there for 1991. This year course markers led by Robbie Velasques mapped out a challeng-ing and demanding course that featured a wide variety of obstacles to challenge the 30 starters including a grader cut in -the mountainside where Auern-he imer warned at the driver's meeting, "if you lose it, your car is history." Also at the driver's meeting, Auernheimer ack-nowledged the people who donated their time to make the race successful: The San Manuel Chamber of Commerce, Magma Copper, North West Hospital for providing a helicopter and the Sheriff's Posse for hosting a steak fry for the racers and spectators. Although the race was sched-uled to begin at 8:30, it was postponed until 12:30 p.m. as teams continued to drift in. Ron Brown took the green flag in his first Pro ride and set the pace from the gdgo. Paul Nolte in his Woods Off Road backed Woods Chassis gave chase but his new car developed a problem with the steering box and retired after three laps. Although Nolte was disappointed with his DNF, he was ha·ppy that a new heat treating process seems to have cured a recurrent problem with breaking c.v. joints. Tom Murray set the second fastest lap of the meet while chasing down Brown, but the Computer Task Group Woods Vulcan also had problems early on. "We broke a king pin on the second lap", reported the crew chief, "but we got it fixed and sent him back out." Murray's prob-lems weren't over yet. He would play catch up all day after the· power steering belt broke and he wound up back in the pits. The car went back out with Dean Koker at the wheel and Dean drove hard to try and overhaul the leaders. In spite of all their problems. Murray finished in fourth overall and second in class. Nick Vondouris ran up front for two laps but had to retire his Aztec Insulation and Jerry Everett backed Chaparral on lap three while Ron Dalke lost the front wheel on his TUF and had to nurse it home, make repairs and rejoin the race; finishing 10th overall and fifth in class. Another car to succumb to the.San Manuel pounding was the Shirley Off Road entry that encountered trans problems on lap 6 but the crew was able to keep that car in the race to finish in ninth overall. After five hours of racing, the Brown car crossed the finish line amid the cheers of their pit crew. "Didn't think it was going to be that easy," said owner John Brown, "The car ran just like a Cadillac all day. It was a real fun course with a little bit of everything." Tony Pierce may not have won the race but you couldn't tell it from the victory celebration at the finish line. "It wasn't as bad as they said it was going to be", reported Tony, "Bruce White did a fantastic job on the motor and -f) -·____,,____~ ':;,--;;';;~ JJ Kelly brought it home in one piece. The car really hooked up. We did a lot of development work on this motor and it really paid off. Now I'm looking forward to running the same team and drivers in the Baja 500." While Pierce was doing interviews for DUSTY TIMES, Krug pulled up to the finish line but didn't get the checkered flag even though he had made the mandatory number of laps and left again before scorers could stop him. Rounding out the top five finishers overall was the team of Struttman and Struttman in their Yokohama, Fox, Beard's, Capatch Transaxle and Off-Road Com-munications supported Chen-owth. Struttman averaged 31.96 mph in a near flawless run to the checkers for first in Class Challenge. The Sportsman race was run concurrently with the Pros and it was the Chirco Automotive and TUF Off-Road Chaparral of James Taggert that crossed the finish line first after five laps at an average speed of 36.18 mph. The Tucson based team set fast lap and dominated the Sportsman class in spite of a challenge from Eric Jones in his self-sponsored TUF. "The course had everything", said the Chirco Motors mechanic. "There were whoops, bushes, you name it. I passed everybody on the first lap that I was worried about and was pushing Eric Uones ). I tagged the Struttman car pretty hard. It was a great race." Finishing 13 minutes behind Taggert, Jones took the checkered flag and was glad just to have finished. "The shifter was fried right at the start", said Jones at the finish line. "The motor ran good but I only had 3rd and 4th gear and that burned up the clutch. It was a neat track,' rough and demanding." The team of Gerry and Jeff Hustin garnered third overall at the finish line, 12 minutes behind Jones in their Class 5 Colucci, sponsored by Best Auto, Colucci Fabrication and John Leiby Transmission. "Good race with · no problems", said the 30-year-old Volkswagen mechanic. "Sam Carlisle was right behind us until he stopped for gas, but we-have a on't se . or ess an e pro ect1on tha eq Engineered and desi · um effi ise HARNESS/BELT ECK IVIN ASSEMBLIES OLLAR :::.::.c=;;;;.;;;;;== UITS big fuel tank so we didn't -pit. That's what won the race for us. Great course, really liked the switch backs." Mike Woods of Tucson won the Class 5-1600 division with his fourth overall. Driving a DR T VW sponsored by ORT, Yoko-hama, Discount Tires, Uni, Oreo, Wades Automotive and Super-tr a pp the team finished 10 minutes behind Hustin to average 30.28 mph. Sam Carlisle rounded out the top five finishers in a Yokohama and Nippondenso backed Racefab four minutes after Woods. The Novice division saw Jeff Strickling take the overall at 29.35 mph for three laps ahead of a Brent McKee. Strickling, who hails from Tucson, beat McKee by over seven minutes, but McKee had a good excuse. His steering wheel came off. McKee used bolts from the fuel hatch door to make repairs and continue on. Andy Smallhouse raised a few eyebrows with his performance in the Novice race with an early 1970 version straight from the ranch 20 miles up the river at Reddington. He was blowing the class away until his trans let go on the first lap. In the Odyssey class, Brandon Lee repeated his Gila Bend performance with another Beginner division overall victory in his Honda Pilot. Lee lapped the course at 33. 7 mph for three laps and credited his success to the motor and suspension mods done by Yuma Kawasaki mechanic Robbie Madison. Bill Krug. who won at Gila Bend. was a close second in Class 1-2-1600. but didn ·t got the checkered flag after eleven rn •:nds. so he went out on yet another lap to be sure of a finish. Durable 3." webbi pedal high Designed for optimum choice of dazzling""i Seven best of heavy•d provides security. Page 26 ore with No comfort whi.le providing Available · maximum protection. or popul Now available in "wedg~ stand~rd and .custom esign styles. Priced as low as $236.20 for economical 1-pjece SUjt. . -·-·~ July 1991 Dusty nmes

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John Chafey showed off his trick rear bumper to the rest of the Fun Buggies, winning the second heat but dropping to second in the main event. John Nault, leading on the right, won the Amateur Open Main event, also winning the first and second heats in class, a perfect day of racing. Don Kalt made his maiden run in his new UltraStock Toyota, and taking care of the body panels he was fourth in the Pro Open feature. · OFF ROAD WARS: BAffLE #J Barkdoll Blasts at Thrasherland By Daryl Drake The sun was low as Bill Barkdoll won his first main event in the Off Road Wars, and he also led flag to flag in the first Pro Open Off Road Class heat race at Thrasher/and. Phoenix's Bill Barkdoll took the advantage at Whiplash Motorsports' Battle #5 of the Off Road Wars Series to grab the Pro Open OffRoad win at Whiplash's new home, Thrasherland. Bark-do II took the lead from D an Spencer when the -early leader spun on the seventh lap of the ten lap main event. The new course is located next to the motocross track at "E rasherland in Glendale, Arizona, much closer to the Phoenix hordes than Canyon Raceway, a_nd race day was a warm springlike day in early March. Featuring seating on both sides of a 3 / 8 mile oval, Thrasherland looks to be a good new home for the Off Road Wars. Whiplash has been producing its A TV speedway series here for some time. Off the start, the racers headed down the front stretch and around turns one and two of the oval. Then it was a muddy back straight and around turn three, which tight-ened down and headed into the infield. A short straight led to a stadium jump, and upon landing, the racers had to set up for one of two op,tions. The "long" way was the more difficult to enter but was relatively smooth and featured a fast exit on to the front straight. The other option contained a tough rhythm section but saw the most traffic, and put the racers through a tight 180 to the front straight. 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. Heat treated nickel plated steel for long life. 9" safety wire plier $41.50 1 lb .032 stainless safety wire $9.00 NUT SAFTBLOK $21.80 + Shipping Call or write for our FREE CATALOG of fabricating tools RACERS TOOL & SUPPLY 4290 Bells Ferry Rd. * Suite 10634 * Kennesaw* ~A* 30144 rLZ51 (404) 924-4543 ~ ~ 24 Hours a Dav i Davs a Week lllliiilll Page 28 Photos by 3-D Photography New to the format was the option of each main 's top finishers to race in the next higher division's main, starting at the back. After a morning practice session, the action started with heat one in the Open Baja class. It was four laps long, with six Bajas competing on a greasy track. Greg Nelson leapt to an early lead with Eric Bazinaw second, Mike Woods third, Doug Sylvester fourth, Chris Lindsey fifth and Curt Gongaware sixth. Sylvester was in second by the end of lap two and took the lead for the win on the next circuit, admittedly in a more powerful and better suspended machine. Nelson was second, Bazinaw third, Gongaware fourth and Lindsey fifth. The "Fun Buggies" were next up, with nine racers split into two six lap heats. In the first, John Chafey put his pole position start to good use to lead Rustin Edens, Zack McKinley and Michael Wright. But McKinley was charging and took over on lap four as Chafey slowed and at the flag, it was Wright in second, Edens third, and Chafey fourth. Mory Lashier led the second heat flag to flag in the popular "More Sex" machine, while the rest battled behind. Gary Baldwin went out on lap one, Greg Wales held second, Richard Damp was third and Todd Taylor was fourth. Taylor broke on lap two and on three Damp took over second, joining Lashier to lap Wales. Six competitors tried their luck in the Open Off Road division, and it was John Nault, Dwight Smith, Rod Shugg, Rick Geiser (in a Pilot!),Jobn Stuart and Alan Will. Nault led throughout, but Geiser and Smith had a good run for second, trading the position back and forth. Smith had it at the end, and behind Geiser, it was Shugg, Stuart and Will. In the Pro Open Off Road six lap first heat, six cars, including Don Kolt's new Ultrastock Toyota, took . the green flag. Bill Barkdoll led flag to flag with Dan Spencer second. Bob Austin was third, Kolt fourth and Emmett Warren fifth. Pro points leader Brad Campbell was a DNF with steering trouble. In the second Baja heat, Sylvester, just out for a good time and not competing for trophies or points with the series regulars, started in the back row alone'. Woods put his 5-1600 into the lead this time, with Bazinaw, the class points leader, a close second, July 1991 Lindsey third, Sylvester fourth and Nelson fifth at the end oflap one. Lindsey broke on lap two, Bazinaw grabbed the lead, Nelson shot into second, Woods fell to third and Sylvesi:er stayed in fourth. Then Sylvester put the hammer down and passed Bazinaw for the lead on lap five, with Woods finishing third and Nelson fourth in an action packed heat. Seven made it out for the second round of "Fun Buggies" heat action, Wales and Baldwin not returning. Chafey grabbed the lead, Wright had second, Lashier third, Taylor fourth and Damp fifth. Chafey was not to be challenged, but Taylor took over second on lap two while Damp made a bid for third only to spin on the next lap, and at the flag, Wright was third. McKinley fourth, Edens fifth, Lashier sixth and Damp seventh. Everyone made it back for the second Amateur Open Off Road heat, but Stuart went out on the first Ian while Will took the lead and Geiser challenged. Nault was third, Smith fourth and Shugg fifth. Geiser and Nault got around Will on lap three, with Nault and Smith dusting Geiser on lap six. Will ended up fourth and Shugg stayed in fifth. Campbell had made some repairs to his steering and was back for the second Pro Open Off· Road heat. Austin roared from the second row into the lead with Spencer, Warren, Barkdoll, Campbell and Kolt chasing. Lap three saw Campbell's steering fail again and he was out, while Warren fell to fifth, ahd at the che'ckered, it was Austin, Spencer, Barkdoll, Kolt and Warren. The track was dryer and rougher now, and the shadows were getting long as the Bajas lined up for their ten lap main. Nelson grabbed the lead with Bazinaw second, Woods third, Lindsey fourth and Sylvester fifth. Sylvester then picked his way to the front by lap six, Nelson was second, Woods third, Bazinaw fourth and Lindsey was a DNF. The "Fun Buggies" main saw Chafey and McKinley battling for the lead while Sylvester drove his orange bug through the pack to fifth at the end oflap one. Wright was third, Lashier fourth, Taylor sixth, Damp seventh , Edens eighth and for r~asons unknown to this reporter, Amateur Off Roader Alan Will ninth. Chafey held off McKinley, but Sylvester was out front from lap seven to the finish. Damp ended up fourth and Edens fifth. On the first· lap of the Amateur Open Off Road main, a restart was in order after Geiser's Pilot and another car tangled. Geiser was putting on a gutsy, _if not crazy, performance in the tiny Honda. Nault grabbed the lead again with Smith second, Geiser third, Shugg fourth and Stuart fifth. This time Sylvester made it to third place but then had his tranny give up. Smith almost had Nault at one point but lost a tire off the rim, and at the flag it was Nault, Geiser, Shugg and Stuart. Smith threw on another wheel and joined the five Pro cars for the final ten lap main event. Barkdoll led lap one with Spencer hot on his tail. Warren was third, Kolt fourth as Smith and Austin tangled, putting Austin off the track. Austin did not like being behind Smith in the restart, figur1ng Smith, not in the running for the purse, should have been behind him. Spencer got the nod this time, with Barkdoll second, Smith third, Austin fourth, Warren fifth and Kolt sixth. Kolt played it safe with traffic, not wanting to break the new fiberglass Toyota shell. Austin was third by lap three as Barkdoll pressured Spencer. Spencer then pulled. away but .spun on lap seven, letting Barkdoll and Austin slip past. And so it went to the finish, with Barkdoll leading Austin, Spencer, Kolt, Smith and Warren for the win. The small, but enthusiastic crowd gave all the racers a big round of applause for a good show and will be telling their friends to come next time. Ya shoulda been there! Doug Sylvester had a busy day winning the first and second Baja heats, and the main but his tranny let go while in contention in the Amateur Open matn event. Dusty Times

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The Wrangler was ready and willing to tackle a southern California snow pack, getting over the virgin trail OK, and the wide track makes it adept at all sorts of terrain. Instruments are properly placed for ease of reading at a glance and are functional as well. Everything is well within reach including the 4 WO shifter on the center floor. The open desert as seen here is no match for the Wrangler. We traversed this stretch with ease and no scratches on the body. Who said off roading in comfort isn't fun? THE 1991 JEEP WRANGLER RENEGADE Back To ._sics • Well Not .Really speakers are mounted in the roll few miles on it. Obviously most bar behind and over the front seat of the miles were on pavement, passenger's heads. but we did get in some good dry The Wrangler came with full desert driving, and some mud and fender flares and mud guards all some snow runs to really give the around, and we did put these to Wrangler the Calvin test. It the test in some mud on our way performed well, as some gpod to the snow. I can attest to the long stretches on a pole line road fact that the mud guards really were handled easily and the work. There was no spray or whoopies were fun to drive over. splash at all. Halogen headlights In the mud, in 4WD, we were able made life easy in the dark, and the to point the Jeep where we wanted instruments were all nicely lighted to go and it just headed that way. too. We might also mention that However, in the snow it was a this Wrangler was equipped with different story; the tread packed gas shocks which performed very with the white stuff and wouldn't well on the street and in the throw off, so we ended up on rough. Naturally it had power slicks for a while and that was a steering and a leather steering thrill. Being fair, the tires were not wheel, power front disc brakes made for snow, and we asked and drum rears, and it all worked more than they were designed to Text & Photos: John Calvin smoothly whenever needed. deliver. The spare tire is full size, a great Did we have fun, we sure did! It Dwarfed by a giant Joshua tree. the-Jeep Wrangler Renegade is at home in the desert as well as the city. and the ride of this Jeep is quite comfortable off road. idea for an off road going rig, and was a tremendously enjoyable the spare is mounted on the swing experience. The Wrangler is away rear tail gate. To help you powerful, agile, nimble, and will protect the valuable undersides of go places a larger vehicle cannot. the Wrangler the Jeep came We got a little over 16.5 miles per equipped with massive diamond gallon through all our excursions, plate skid plates front and rear and with the 20 gallon tank it that were as formidable as those gives you some room to play in. seen on off road race cars. It sure We really enjoyed the Wrangler. beats some of those seen as It was fun to drive and good to standard on some vehicles. look at. Want to reignite your What comes in Radiant Fire Red, has a rag top, part time four wheel drive, a highly efficient 6 cylinder engine and answers to "Wrangler"? By Golly, it's a Jeep, a real live Jeep with CJ heritage, and it is alive and well on the Southern California freeways. I can tell you that drivi,ng this Wrangler Renegade around for a couple of weeks made me conscious of all the other Wranglers people were driving around, and there sure are a lot of them. I don't know how hot the market is for rag top Jeeps in the midwest or further back east, but out here in sunny California there are scads of them, mostly with personalized plates and phones within. I haven't been in a Jeep in years, many years in fact, and I was so surprised by what has evolved over the years that I was literally speechless when first viewing the interior in particular. I remember the speedometer being in the middle of the dash on the CJ models. This Jeep is no longer a bouncer on any road with its wide stance, and it is handsome, comfortable, economical on the road, and has all the creature comforts you could ask for, plus it is fun to drive. This particular Wrangler was red, and I mean RED. The bright color did cause me to keep one eye in the mirror at all times for the local fuzz, but they didn't pay me any more attention than when I drive my pickup. Jeep Wranglers come with a lot of standard equipment, and the Renegade option offers just about every creature comfort feature you can Dusty Times imagine under its roof. The model Wrangler Renegade we drove had the half metal doors and the soft top with zip up or down windows, which were also completely removable. There were storage sleeves provided to keep the windows out of harm's way when stored in or out of the vehicle. The soft top, which did a bit of flapping in the wind at high speed, was, surprisingly, com-pletely weather resistant. We put a lot of miles on the Wrangler in the pouring rain, and yes we had a lot of rain here last March; but, not a drop was evident anywhere inside the vehicle. Also, at desert highway speeds in any wind condition, we never felt a draft anywhere in the Wrangler. The soft top engineers have reall y done a good job. This experience was such a far cry from the older model CJs that leaked like a sieve in heavy dew, that I was hard pressed to believe I was driving a mutation of those rigs. On top of that the heater, defrost and vent system worked remarkably well. The four liter, six cylinder engine generates lots of power and we did have occasion to use that power in the mountain snow one day. The automatic transmission is positive and smooth. The Renegade had a nice 'trailcloth' fabric cloth interior, all sorts of comfort goodies and accessories and places to put things in the roomy cockpit. The instrumentation is com-plete with a fuel gauge for the 20 gallon tank, water temp, oil pressure, and battery condition dials, plus a tachometer, along with the speedo, and a resettable trip odometer. The AM/FM . Stereo/Cassette sound system comes complete with eight zillion watts and a nice touch is that the We had the Wrangler Renegade St:nse of adventure? Get a Jeep for about ten days, and put quite a Wrangler! DON'T SETnE FOR LESS THAN A HONDA. "The same Innovative engin-eering that goes Into Honda automobiles and motorcycles goes Into every piece of Honda Power Equipment. *Convenient, easy-to-use controls. *Full llne of construction products available at your local Honda Power Equipment dealer. *Bring In this ad for addltlonal savings. 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WHEN THINGS GET DIRTY, Tl We had a great thing going. Ford drivers had woh more off-road races in the last five years than anyone. That led to Ford winning more manufac-turer's championships than any other company But we wanted to take that success story a step further and give our best drivers an opportunity for some extra recognition. So along with some of the top off-road racing sponsors, we asked them to pool their talents and form one of the most intimidating teams in the history of the sport. Then we got out of the way Meet the Ford Rough Riders. Spearheading the new team is Manny Esquerra, eleven-time Class 7 Champion. Manny continues his domi-nance in a Ford Ranger. Then there's two-time Class 3 and Heavy Metal Champion Dave Ashley This year, Dave is tack-ling Class 4 in his Ford F-150. In Class 7 4x4, we're represented by the Ford Ranger of title-holders Paul and Dave Simon. In Class 7S, it's 1987 Champion ChuckJohnson and his Ford Ranger. Current Class 7S Champ Rob MacCachren is taking on double duty this year, piloting a Ford F-150 in Class 8 and a Ford Ranger in stadium competition. John Swift, who took the Class 7 4x4 victory in the 1990 Baja 500, is now blasting through Class 6

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-IE ROUGH RIDERS CLEAN UP. in a Ford Explorer. Class 3 features the off-road prowess of champion motorcycle racer Dan Smith and his Ford Bronco. Winning Runs Deep. The Rough Riders have already become a major off-road force, taking multiple class wins every time out. And every time they win, it helps prove just how tough a Ford Truck is, whether it's on the dirt or in your driveway. Being the best has always been a Ford priority. And, as the Rough Riders are demonstrating, the best never rest. RACING INTO THE FUTURE.

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GRAN CARRERA DE MEXICALI Jim Travis Wins It All With Porsche Power Photos: Lonnie Peralta Jim Travis ran trouble free all day in the Porsche powered Chaparral, and the Arizona racer in the Ron League prepped car won the four wheel division overall and swept the honors in Class 1 /2 also. Baja Promotions found some swift time of 4:26:04. His closest and Gregg Neilsen. The Jimco two new terrain, about 30 miles of it, competition came from the 1-seater crossed the finish line in to make the race course more 1600 Jimco driven by Victor 5:15:26 total time, after stopping interesting for regulars on the Calderon and Mike Davis to tochangeacoupleofflattiresand series, so the Gran Carrera de second overall at 4:45: 10. They changing a broken c.v. joint. Mexicali was on a shorter course, won their class by 30 minutes and Sixth overall and first in Pro but ran eight laps to make a 240 carried an in car video camera and CI ass 10 at 5: 2 1 : 18 we re mile event. The new trails were got some Spectacular footage on Thumper and Mike "Tata" --around the Cerro Prieto volcano, the race course, and it was their McDowell in a Funco single seater and all who participated liked the first race with Baja Promotions. that has plenty of race miles on it. course, the format for easy Finishing second in Pro Class It was their second Class 10 win pitting, and the different types of 1 /2 was the team of Brent Miller this year, and second finish in a terrain on the route. and Steve Wright, fourth overall row; having had a poor finishing One who really liked the course as well, and they had done a lot of record for many years, it was was Jim Travis, from Phoenix, pre-running, claiming that was the quite a triumph. The Class 8 Ford who ran trouble free all day in the secret to their top finish. Next F;l50of Perry McNeil and Shawn Porsche powered Chaparra I. along was the Pro Class 1-2-1600 Meadows had been looking good Travis won overall in the four of Ron Neilsen, John Neibert, for the overall during the first wheel division, and finished in a Ryan Neilson, Fred Grabowski four laps, turning 34 minute laps, ~~ llewFrom ~~~ Cone Industries .-------IEATUll#G------• Full Floater Rear Ends • Wider Bearing Stance • Pre-Heat Treated Large Diameter 4130 Tubes 46 SPLINE 300m AXLES Available For Dana 60 -61 & 9" Ford Trussing & Brackets Available CALL CONE IIIDUS11IES FOi MORE DETAILS (BOSJ 239·2663 Page 32 but then mechanical problems stopped them for 45 minutes. They s ill finished eighth overall and won the combined Pro Class 4/7/8. San Felipe overall winners John DeStaud and Cesar Lopez, had engine trouble as they lined up for the race start in the Pro Class 1/2 Chenowth. After 45 minutes in the pits they took the green flag, but along the route they stopped often for oil and finished with a time of 5:43:58 to round out the top three in class and top ten 0/A. With the shorter race course the bikes and A TVs along with the Class 1 ls and Stone Stocks started at 6:30 a.m., while the other car classes started at 12:30 p.m. as the organizers anticipated the bulk of the traffic would be well down by then. Still, all entries enjoyed an eight hour time allowance, and though the course was short it zig and zagged, so eight checkpoints were set up at various key points. The entry was down because ot bad weather all over the southwest in mid March and on the registration Friday few could get to the Holiday Inn in Mexicali as I 8 was closed all day and night due to snow and rain, and even the trans-peninsula highway was closed around Ojos Negros until midday Saturday. Pedro Campbell entered his Mini Mag in Pro Class 1/ 2 and was in contention until the engine July 1991 Mike Davis and Vic Calderon did a tremendous job on course, winning Class 1-2-1600 by half an hour, and they finished second overall, recording it all with an on board video camera. blew on lap 5. In Pro 1-2-1600 Hector Ramirez and Willie· Valdez, trying a buggy ride for a change, finished all eight laps third in class at 6:43: 16. Getting in seven laps mostly on three cylinders, Rafael Echegollen and Ray Gastelum were fourth in 1600 action followed in fifth place, also with seven laps complete, by the Mirage of Dick Butterfield and Vince Von Dalen. Having a tough day, blowing the motor on the second lap, then replacing it Alejandro Ruda-mentkin and Jose Luis Rendon carried on to sixth place in Pro Class 1-2-1600, three laps shy of an official finish. Top honors in Sportsman 1-2-1600 went to Rene Castro, Fritz Ochs and Salvador Pena. A keen story came out in Sportsman Class 3/6, where the win went to the refurbished Jeep CJ 6 of Jim Cecil, Al Stein and Bob Hummel, who offered to run last as a swe~p vehicle, reporting any problems on course, and then going on competing. The early class leaders Robert Sandoval Jr. and Sr. were parked after five laps, so "Big Sweeper" completed seven laps and . won the class. "After Perry McNeil in Class 4/ 7 /8, it was Benny Canela and Fred Espinoza, Ford, in second place followed by Wayne Lee and Marc Cartwright who only covered one lap. Mike Jacobsen and Ron Jurkovak won Pro Class 5 over perennial winners Conrad Diaz Jr. and Sr. despite bending the front end on a big rock and losing a front wheel bearing. Their eight lap time was 7:52:58 pushing the limit. The Diaz group broke a torsion bar on the second lap and retired for the day. Gustavo Casanova led the Sportsman Class 5 group through seven laps to take the win. Jose Corrales was only eight minutes back on the same lap for second. Al and Denise Woerner fought weather highway closures, arrived Satur-day morning, and were only another four minutes back for third in class. Esteban and Miguel Pabloff finished a lap up on their nearest competition to win Pro 5-1600, with a good eight lap time of 6:35:03 despite a rollover that did only body damage. Second were Thumper and Mike McDowell had a good run in the aged Funco, taking their second Class 10 victory of the year, and they reported no big problems en route to sixth overall. Brent Miller and Steve Wright did a lot of homework on the course and it paid off as they were fourth overall and took second in Pro Class t /2. Dusty Times

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The two seat Jimco of Ron Gregg and Ryan Nielsen, John Neibert and Fred Grabowski had some down time, but survived to take second place in Class 1-2-1600. Mike Jacobsen and Ron Jurkovak won Pro Class 5. despite having front end problems, and later losing a front wheel bearing: they finished with just seven minutes left on the time allowance. Esteban and Miguel Pabloff. better known as Steve and Mike, won Pro Class 5-1600 by a full lap and then some. despite rolling over along the way. Tim and Jim Cecil. Al Stein. Bob Hummel. Dave McMurray and Roger Van Maire acted as a sweep rig. and their reward was the win in Sportsman Class 3/6. Miguel Haro. Juan and Jorge Sanchez and Roberto Padilla led all the way in Pro Class 11. which had an unusually small entry. but they got in the eight laps for the victory. The Stone Stock class was pioneered by Baja Promotions. and this round Bill Quitmeyer took the win in a Toyota 4x4. covering five laps. Manuel and Alberto Covarubias problems getting to the race but a and Guillermo Valenzuela with perfect race day. He had no seven laps covered. In Sportsman troubles and won the class at 5-1600 the win went to Eric and 5:48:40for 11th overall. Finishing Guillermo Muller and Antonio in 6: 17:24 for second it was John Lopez with an eight lap time of Harvey and Leon Sanchez, who 7:12:30. Second place Pietro also had no problems on course. Brassea, Miguel Flores and Jose Third went to Luis Guevara and Ventura were two full laps Carlos Corral, who did the course behind. in 6:58:45. In Class 9 Sportsman In Pro Class 7 4x4 Memo Leon ranks, none finished eight laps. was awarded first in class after Jorge Vargas and Sergio Valen-beating George Bustos to the zuela won despite a roll over, and finish line by two minutes, this was their first race. although neither completed all The entry was slim in Pro Class eight laps. Sergio Duron was 11 , but Miguel Haro and Juan third, well back. Sanchez led all eight laps to win in In Pro Class 9 Pancho Bio had 7:41:38. The Sportsman Class 11 ·---------Perry McNeil and Shawn Meadows had a long. 45 minute pit stop, but got the big Ford back on the road. and they won the combined Pro Class 4/7/8 and took eighth overall too. In Pro Class 9 Pancho Bio had all his troubles just getting to the race. then had none on the race course and he won the class by half an hour and also finished eleventh overall. Dusty Times lead battle was between Carlos Moreno and Victor Tamayo, who later had an hour down time. Moreno took the class win over Tamayo. Sportsman Stone Stock saw Bill Quitmeyer win in a Toyota 4x4, covering five laps. The awards were back at the Holiday Inn on Sunday with the Tecate Beer prestigious overall · trophies going to overall winners Tim Morton, Eric Hjalmerson · and Darren Sanford, Suz~ki and winners in other categories, Pro and Sportsman bikes and cars. CUSTOM WHEELS Landing Gear for the 90's! July 1991 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 12350 Edison Way, Garden Grove, CA 92641 Page 33

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. ·--LA RANA DESERT RACING Keith Jackson Wins The Spangl~r 150 At Ridgecrest By Jean Calvin Keith Jackson scored the big win this round in his Raceco, running with the leaders all day, turning most consistent laps, had scant troubles and won Class 1 /2 and overall by about four minutes. The La Rana Spangler 150 on May 3-5 drew a record breaking entry of 136 starting cars for the organizers and almost over-whelmed the regulars w_ho usually face about 50 to 70 cars in La Rana events in the Victorville area. La Rana is enjoying explosive growth in just their second full year of doing desert races, and the two yearly events in the Ridgecrest, CA area look to be t most popular, as the entry last M y brought out many folks who haven't raced in many months. The activity began at 3:00 p.m. on Friday at the hospitable Kerr McGee Community Center in downtown Ridgecrest, with registration inside and tech and contingency row strung around the spacious parking lot, that had plenty of room to unload race cars as well. Along with the growth in entry, the contingency row has grown considerably also, nearly double in size from the last event here late in 1990. The tech line moved slowly, but few seemed to mind since there was no impound. At the 10 p.m. cut off time a number of cars were still waiting in line, plus a few more late comers had to get up for early inspection Saturday morning at the race course. The race course started at the· familiar "Charlie's Place", well out of town, but the pit situation had been drastically changed. In an effort to make a lane for pitting completely apart from the race course, the design ended up with the main start/ finish area pits being close to half a mile from the race· course, so unless radio contact was ideal, the pit folks had no way of knowing when or if their car or cars had completed a lap or even the race. The start/ finish area is uneven with ups and downs, some huge boulders and thick brush here and there, and formerly the main pit area had been beyond the finish line where pits were not allowed this time. For this race the pii: lane was before the finish line, and out of sight of the race course, which was running alongside the paved highway at that point_ after the split to go either to the pits or along to start another lap without stopping. The· main pit situation was the only serious complaint heard all weekend however, and will no doubt be changed. It probably looked good on paper where the boulders and bushes didn't show as view blockers. One other early morning gljtch was that as ·cars were staging near the finish line and timing trailer, the word came that the actual start would be across the highway and a couple miles further into the desert to avoid so many cars disturbing traffic on the highway starting one every 15 seconds apart off the line. It was an excellent idea, and it took a while to get everyone staged, -but the actual start was only delayed ten minutes. So, the timers had about 15 minutes to get back to the Charlie's Place finish line before the first car came around, but there was another timing crew there anyhow. Defending Unlimited.points champion Bob Richey was first away in his brand new, the paint hardly dry, Raceco with a Porsche in the tail of the two seater'. Next away was Mike Stickle, Raceco, then Lee Scheffers, Chenowth, Keith Jackson, Raceco, Bud Feldkamp in a four seater Chen-_owth pre-runner,Wayne Morgan, Mirage, Mike Williams in a Mazda powered MECO, and South African Lynton Draper in a Raceco. With a clear track Bob Richey was first around about three minutes up on Mike * ;::* Bud Feldkamp drove a four seater Chenowth so he could give each of his children a ride, and he stopped often and still took second overall and in Class 1 /2 in a close finish. Williams, who had Feldkamp on his bumper, while Stickle and Morgan were in the next minute with the first Class 10, Akins ahead of Keith Jackson, who had a flat. Scheffers has no time listed for a lap. Richey still led after two rounds, but it was not to be his race. On the third of four laps he had engine failure, he thinks a broken crank, and that's a big item in the 6 cylinder Porsche. Moving into the lead was Mike Williams, but Keith Jackson had recovered and moving fast was Bud Feldkamp, losing ground as he stopped every lap to let a couple more of his children ride in the four seater. Bud had matched the fast 58 minute times on his first lap, in fact. Stickle vanished on the third lap after two identical 58 minute laps, and on lap 3 Draper came back from electrical woes to post a 59 minute time, then had more trouble. First to finish of any class was the Mike Williams Mazda Rotary MECO, with the nose pointed skyward due to a broken torsion housing that Mike said broke about four miles out; but we wondered how he made it in with an uphill wash to traverse. As it turned out, several pit crews plus the chief tech inspector had observed the MECO driving the final few miles on the pavement, before turning into the finish line dirt, and there was no real argument about the disquali-fication. Sliding home to take over the win was Keith Jackson whose lap times varied only by arour.1d two minutes except for the refuel lap. He said he had a bad transmission leak, but it held to the checkered flag, and that his biggest trouble was passing on the crowded, 40 mile long race course. Bud Feldkamp was second and second overall about four minutes back even with the extra stops to change riders. Finish line spectators were amazed to see Bud, plus more than one blonde youngster pile out of the second placing Jimco, and Bud said he had bad brakes on the third lap and stopped for a fix, and really enjoyed giving each kid a good ride. By now the 1600s were piling into the crowded impound area -and we missed talkng to Wayne Morgan who was third, another 23 minutes back. Lynton Draper was over 4;0 more minutes down, but, despite a variety of problems and about 35 minutes of pit time, he was happy just to get a finish in an American desert race. Class 10 had a dozen starters, with Alan Hensley leading off the line in the Bunderson, followed by Tony Modica, then Jeff Akins, Rick Wilson, Dave Atwood/ Hal Hibbard, Gary Johnson/ J.D. Ward and the pack. Akins was first around on the first lap with a 58.49 time, but that was the only lap for his Bunderson. Atwood was next on the road·, making a brief pit stop, and Gary Johnson and J.D. Ward were next along in the Brut, but leading on time with a 57.16, class fast lap, and J.D. also turned a 57.37 for the second loop to establish a firm midway lead. Glen Elliott and .John Knudsen were a couple minutes back at the half way point, lying . second in Class 10 followed by Atwood and Hibbard. Stephen Hendricks, Ron Moore and Rick Wilso~, recorded no official lap times, and Tony Modica did just one long lap. While a couple of restricted 1600s beat their time, Gary Johnson and J.D. Ward kept up the1r pace, while hitting lots of holes in the two seat Brut with Wayne Morgan moved steadily up the charts lap by lap in his Mirage, and he finished third in Class 1 /2, about another 23 minutes behind the leaders. Lynton Draper was a ·happy racer, the South African flying his Raceco to fourth in Class 1 / 2 despite a few pit stops and some different problems. · Glen Elliott and Jot:,n Knudsen were a close second in Class 10. just over three minutes back in the MEGO, and they also finished a fine sixth overall. Page 34 July 1991 Dusty Times

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-David Attwood and Hal Hibbard stayed tight with the leaders all the way in Class 10, and they finished third in the Raceco and a good eighth overall. Jim Fishback Jr. did a solo run in his Neth, getting over the tough course and took second in Class 1-2-1600, fourth overall just over two minutes back. Gary Sewell was in the three car duel for the Class 1-2-1600 honors all the way and he was third in class, seventh overall, just ten minutes out of the win. ;x~ Gary Johnson and J. D. Ward had a good run to fifth overall in the Bruton, and despite wheelies, they kept on the pace to take the Class 10 victory home to Barstow. VW power, winning Class 10 by nearly four minutes and taking fifth 0/ A. In sixth 0 / A Glen Elliott and John Knudsen finished a strong second in the MEC0, followed in three minutes by David Atwood and Hal Hibbard in a Raceco, eighth 0 / A. John Cabe was fourth in Class 10 having his ~roubles on the second half 47 more minutes back, and Dennis Kordonowy, from Carson City, NV, was running with the leaders until he lost a valve cover gasket on the last lap and it took an hour to walk to a pit three miles away, find one, walk back and get it on the car in order to finish fifth. Alan Hensley also went well after the first lap when he broke a steering rod, but he found the friendly Checker main pit, where Tom Koch and others manufactured a custom built steering rod so Hensley got in three good laps, a finish, about an hour behind Kordonowy. Dan Bowler and John Miller got in three long laps before giving up the struggle. Next away was the herd of 25 1-2-1600 cars with defending points champ Greg Akins first away. After one lap Brad Inch was first on the road with Jim Fishback Jr. less than a minute back in his dust, and he had Akins on his bumper. In the next minute it was Rob Myerly, Don Hatch/ Ron Wilson, followed in a minute by Glen Wheeler and Mike McCurdy, nose to tail. That's the way the class ran all day long, and they got so mixed in with Class 10 and other classes that it was impossible to keep track of who had completed how many laps. Inch, whose first lap at 58.17 was fast class lap for the day, but too much for the engine. Some got caught in a bad hole about 4 miles out, that flipped several cars, especially 1600 buggies running 15 seconds apart in the heavy dust and the Class 6 favorite Mike Newton as well. When a bike rider brought this report to the s/ f line a crew was dispatched to remark the area with more and bigger down markers. Rick Boyer, who does so well at Glen Helen, covered two quick laps, then vanished along with Shawn Ryan and Charles Walty while Bob Stockton and Don Chase had a long second lap, a fast third lap and never made the finish line. Actually 13 of the 25 covered all four laps in the eight hour time allowance. Up front a fantastic race went on lap by lap between Steve McMullin/Tom Craig, Jim Fishback Jr. and Gary Sewell and a couple of others from time to time. Fishback started out with a pair of 58 minute laps to lead midway and was first to finish in his Neth, nicely surviving a power steering problem on the third lap, only to lose a power steering hose on lap 4 plus nabbing a flat tire near the finish line. Tom Craig, who drove all the way, and had started last in this pack, wasn't far behind however, and ended up third overall and the Class 1-2-1600 winner, just over two mimutes up on Jim Fishback who drove alone to fourth overall. Gary Sewell was in the hunt, despite spark plug and oil filter problems, until he rolled on the · last lap, losing ten minutes, and he and Dan Keller were third in class, ; seventh overall, another seven' minutes back. Danny Porter and Larry: Rosevear had one flat, ran a good pace to bring the gaily painted La Victoria Foods car in fourth in class, ninth overall, and Greg Akins, who had his troubles early,, turned a pair of one hour laps to move the Bunderson into fifth in class, tenth overall at the flag. Jerry Lawless and Billy McCool had a good run in the refurbished; Fuoco Hustler to sixth, followed by Don Hatch/Ron Wilson,, Michael McCurdy, Larry Steph-,• ey/ Lee Felder, Scott Ryan, Glen Wheeler /Ra! f Barwig, Dave, Stevenson, Rigoberto and Ruben 1 Arzate. · Seven went off the line in Class , 5 led by Peter Swift/Mike Parks. Sad to say some of them failed on lap 1, including Doug W ager, a usual favorite and usual late entry David Pick. The tough course • took its toll as Mike Jakobsen and l Ron Jurkovac got in a single 1: 18:26 lap before parking, and ' Tom Cornwell/Jim McKenzie covered two laps in good times , but were not seen again. When the four laps ran out it was close as the lead changed often. Peter Swift and Mike Parks triumphed by just two minutes in The damage reports showed no lap time at all for Steve Elliott, Dave Mansker (shock troubles), Robert Duarte, or Do ug Castillo. Each getting in a single lap were Gle n Coulter , Rob Myerly, Richard Workman and Brad Steve McMullin and Tom Craig combined to win the hard fought duel for the lead in Class 1-2-1600, and Tom Craig drove .the distance to not only take class honors, but third overall as well. DustyTirncs July 1991 Class 5, saying it was a Sunday drive except for the last 15 miles. They said they saw lots of rollovers. Ed Pauley also ran. relatively trouble free to second in class. Chuck Dodson and Joe Trimino nailed third, a half hour back, but had two flats to keep them back from the front runners. Next away were the four Class 8 trucks, but they had a tough day and only one finished. The Billy Bunch/Curt LeDuc GMC got the class fast lap on the first round, This is the system run by most off road race winners 59: 13, but that was the only lap for that entry. In the tech line Friday we noticed a handsome Chevy Class 8, looking fresh out of the box driven by Dan and David Rodgers of Houston Texas. They did a two hour first lap, but kept moving, but the second lap over four hours did them in, so they were third. Then Gail Gould and David Mohler had a good 1 :27 first lap and the lead in their GMC. They continued to lead through the second lap, but chalked,~0 TRl•MIL BOBCAT • CHROME DUAL CAN BOBTAIL FOR BAJA BUGS 2748 COMPTON AVENUE LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90011 (213) 234•9014 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 35

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"" Danny Porter and Larry Rosevear had just one flat all day, and drove the Suspensions Unlimited racer to a close fourth in Class 1-2-1600, ninth O/A. Defending points champion in Class 1-2-1600 Greg Akins had Jerry Lawless and Billy McCool had a good day in the older Funco Hustler, rebuilt to modern specs, and they drove to sixth in Class 1-2-1600. his troubles early with the Bunderson, but he finished fifth in class and tenth overall. ,;.,. up 2:56 for the third round with unknown troubles ... and retired. Meanwhile Tom and Larry Coon spent a lot of time changing drive shafts, four during the race as the crew ran to Ridgecrest to get more parts often. They still got in a 1 :29 fourth lap, and finished the Class 8 winner with a broken front shock and a tattered looking Ford truck with flapping body panels. This team were a tired bunch, but happy to finish and win in just over seven hours. Next off the line were the Challengers, the biggest class at 26 starters, and 16 of them finished the race. Danny and Mike Hunter were first away and the whole pack, leaving one every 15 seconds, was soon enveloped in a single dust cloud, and a couple of cars flipped in the early 'gotcha' hole. Quick lap honors were split between Tom Malloy, who started third, a~d Danny Hunter by our count, but a half dozen more were within viewing distance as the herd bounced through the rough course. Attrition started early with Charles Ortega and Tim Jaynes down and out on the first lap. Larry Tremblay took 4:43 to do the first lap while Gary Tachell did a good 1 :26 but neither was seen again. Robert and Jason Kleber had a swift, front running first lap at 1:09:09, but blew the engine on the second lap. Tom Mattingly must have had absolute class fast lap at 1 :04:46 on the first round, but he broke an axle o n the second lap in a spot difficult for help to get to him. When he finally got help, over an hour had passed so Tom retired. Robert Van Lingen gave up the struggle after two very long laps with various problems. Frequent class winner Sandy Parker had big trouble on the first lap and lost an hour in the Chenowth, then did two good laps but lost the trans on lap 4. The very last four lap finisher was Dennis Peterson who dropped an hour-on lap 3, but got his finish in 7:05:52. Up front Tom Malloy had his old Fuoco in the lead on the road, and likely on time as well. Close behind were both the Hunters and James Clements, with Dave Girdner only a couple more minutes off the pace, along with several other teams. This was going to be a close finish, but unfortunately it was clouded by rules interpretation. Malloy finished first, and was It was a survival exercise in Class 8, and Tom and Larry Coon survived a years worth of broken drive shafts, and other problems. to be the only finisher and Class 8 winner in the Ford. parked for more than enough minutes before the next car arrived to be declared the class winner. Malloy had no real trouble, only an alternator belt replaced, and the water bottle fixed, but later finishers pointed out to the tech crew that Malloy's car had a torsion adjuster that was not welded up. Apparently, although the rule book says "no torsion adjuster", it is currently OK to have one as long as it is tack welded and inoperative. The adjuster on Malloy's car had jam nuts installed, but no welds, so after a couple of hours of heated discussions and more civilized meetings of the race committee, Malloy was disqualified. Also disqualified was Tim Hanna reported to have run through many of the checkpoint stop lights without stopping. Peter Swift and Mike Parks survived the close battle for the Class 5 lead in their tidy Baja Bug, had no real trouble en route and they won.the class by a skinny two minutes. eight seconds. The second Class 9 home on the road was that of Danny and Mike Hunter, finishing in 4:42:05, the winner with consist-ent lap times, and tl-1,!!y credited that to an efficient pit crew that got them back on the road fast after fixing a broken ball joint. They said the course was very rough, and so it would seem in a short WB swing axle car. It was their first class win, but they have placed second several times, and this is only their second year of racing. Second in class went to defending points champ James Clements, who got faster with each lap. He said his car did not handle well this race on the very rough course. Clements was only 50 seconds behind the winner on total time. Dave Girdner had a relatively Danny and Mike Hunter charged the whoops in their Class 9 racer, stayed up front in the 26 car field all day, and they won the class, a real squeaker, by a mere 50 seconds at the flag. trouble free race, consistent lap times too en route to third in Class 9, 12 minutes behind, followed in two minutes by Gene Bantilan and Ken Bosse who also had good lap times all the way. In fifth was Bruce Mangold another three minutes back, and his laps varied only a couple minutes all the way, and next came B.J. Bates and Mike Duenas who also had no real trouble and their last lap was their fastest as the traffic thinned. Joe Sparkman and Lance Patten were sev'r]l·th orily another two minutes back. The other finishers were Michael Rix, Herman and A.J. DeNunzio, Gary Barber/ Terry Rickman, Jeff Cepie!ik, Mike Hampton, Bill and M1rk Hibler, Dan Mustoe and Mike and Sean Colgan, plus Peterson. Next to leave were the 15 5-I 600s led away by Charlie and Danny Smith who sadly didn't finish a lap. The course was tough for this class, but nine managed to finish the four laps. Other early drop outs were Alfonso Cornedo and Bruce Landfield. A name out of another era in desert racing, Fred Heacock, drove with Fred Heacock Sr., but had first lap down time and retired on lap 3, as did Scott Mendenhall/Donnie Ed Pauley said he had a trouble free day with his Eaja Bug, and he drove to a very close second place in the seven car Class 5 competition. This handsome Chevrolet Class 8 racer looked brand new, and the drivers hailed from Texas, but Dan and David Rodgers got in just two full laps. Defending points champion in Class 9, James Clements had to be content with second place at Ridgecrest, just seconds off the winning pace. Page 36 July 1991 Dusty Times

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Longtime racer Dave Girdner keeps updating his Funco, and he drove alone and trouble free, to third in Class 9, ;ust 12 minutes out of the win. Gene Bantilan and Ken Bosse had good consistent lap times all day, and they were fourth, two minutes out of third in their Class 9 Chenowth. Bruce Mangold was iust another three minutes behind to take fifth in Class 9 ,n his Raceco, and this class ran tight on time all the way down the ranks. Rich Fersch and co-driver Harry Dunne had a very good day, took class fast lap, survived hitting a small tree and a flat tire to lead all the way and win Class 5-1600 by over 12 minutes. Luce after breaking a half shaft, then the tranny blew, and usual front runner Greg Burgin. Christopher, Brock and Chris Newman got in three good laps, but that was all for them. Up front Rich Fersch whipped off class fast lap, 1 :06:41, to lead the pack, backed that with a 1:08 and had a few minutes in hand midway in the fray. Also looking very strong were Reid Ferguson and Allen Bowen. Fersch, with co-driver Harry Dunne zipped off a third lap 1 :09 and on the last lap dropped about ten minutes off that time. They confessed to hitting a little tree in the dust, and having to stop and change a front flat tire, but no major-troubles in the Downey Race Haus machine, which was 20th overall. Allen Bowen and Rick Pew were over 12 minutes back in second. Allen's 15 year old daughter rode with him the first half, and he handed the Bug to Pew in third place, and Pew gained about three minutes time to edge into second spot. Dave Shively and Donald Massou were 12 minutes back in third place as this class really strung out in the later laps. Reid Ferguson started out great with a 1 :09 first lap, but then had down time on the next two but came f..t. back on the last lap to salvage fourth place just another minute out. Daniel and Steven Drake were seven minutes back in fifth, followed in three minutes by Marc and Rick DeShane. Five minutes later came Walter Sleppy /Randy Jones, followed by Charles LaMar/Jim Brown, then John Hulsebosch/Gary Seagroves, who had trouble on every lap but the first and finished just under two hours behind the class winner. Just three started in Class 7 /7S combined but the Ford of Kim Mohr didn't cover a lap. Art and Mike Becker started first and led Frank Muscia/Erik Rego on lap 1 by five minutes. Muscia led after two laps as Becker had trouble on a nasty hill, then a short circuit in the fuel pump blew a fuse and they lost close to an hour with those problems. They got back to speed on lap 3 only to have a steering rod bend, got that fixed and the Becker's' Toyota won the class, the only four lap finisher. Muscia had three good laps, but vanished on the fourth, still good for second in class in the Ford. Only three started in Class 7 4x4 too, and this was really no contest. Turbo Lamke and Russ Winkler did a pair of 1: 12 laps for starters, finished with a pair of 1: 1 7 laps to win by an even hour, and reported no troubles at all with the Jeep Comanche. Alberto Tejera and Richard Robbins B.J. Bates and Mike Duenas had no real trouble on course, their last lap was their fastest and got them sixth place in the close Class 9 contest. Allen Bowen and Rick Pew gained time with each lap, had no big problems and they drove hard to second in Class 5-1600 in the tidy Baia Bug. COOLANT turned a bit slower but consistent laps, then whipped off a fourth lap of 1: 16 to claim a second place finish in a Toyota.Jay and Donnie King got in two good laps before their Toyota retired from the race. The was a tough one for mini trucks. With three each Class 3 and Class 6 entries, they voted to combine for purse. Favorite Mick Newton's Chevy Nova was rolled only four miles into the course in that nasty hole, and was out of the race. But the potent Camaro of Brian Coats and Neville Sharpe was right there to set class fast lap on the first round at 1: 17 :49. But Eric Heiden and Clive Skilton were just a half minute back in a _ Jeep Cherokee, with Mike Meshkoff /Pau I Strong another four minutes back in a Blazer. Ray MacMillan had a two hour lap in the International Scout and retired, and another Class 3, the Jeep of Jeff Kisow, made two long laps and parked. The only Class 3 covering all four laps was the Jeep CJ of Mike Duncan who did some good lap times and finished fourth in the combined class. Coats bagged a flat and had a bad shock, and had trouble passing, and dropped a minute behind LW"' Of the three trucks in Class 7/7S. the Toyota of Art and Mike Becker left the line first, then had numerous repairs to make, but was the only class finisher. and the winner. IAA -J" Dave Shively and Donald Massou had no big war stories, but they finished a good third in Class 5-1600, 12 minutes out of second place money. Reid Ferguson started out fast in Class 5-1600, but had down time in the middle of the race. and still came back to claim fourth in Class 5-1600. 7611 SLATER AVE., UNIT P HUNTINGTON BEACH,CA92647 (714) 847-4363 (800) 933·7823 SJi.~44,, RACING ANO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS Dusty Times July 1991 Page 37

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Turbo Lamke had almost a dull race, had no troubles at all with the Jeep Comanche, and flew along the route as he and Russ Winkler won by an hour in Class 7 4x4. Larry Adams ran second on the first lap, but he picked up the pace on the final !Ji.round to take the Class 11 victory, winning by just over three minutes. r;.,.. Heiden midway in the race. Meshkoff was only another two minutes down at this point in a remarkably tight Class 6 battle. Coats, Sharpe and Steve Russell stayed out of trouble, did a pair of 1:18 final laps, and won the combined class handily. Mike Meshkoff dropped a little time on fa ~ . but had no trouble other than losing belts, and took second, about 26 minutes behind. Eric Heiden had his long lap on the third lap rolling the Jeep on its side, and had flat tires, and Skilton, a former drag racer from England, enjoyed his first off road race, finishing third in class. The Odysseys, six stro ng, started next, but neither Donald Kleinhenz or Tony Benda com-pleted the one lap required and his Honda, at 1 :2 1 :34, but he had a real race with Christopher Reynolds who was third and only another 40 seconds down. A half dozen braved the rough route in Class 11 for the two laps required. Bill Swisher was out on the first lap, but the other five 4 Brian Coats and Neville Sharpe set fast lap for combined Classes 3 and 6 in the Chevy Camaro, and they carried on out front all the way to win the purse and the Class 6 points. carried on ·to the checkers. The first lap was tight as Travis Howard led with a l :41 :25 followed by Larry Adams with a 1:44:32 and Stephen Ryan with a 1:58:50. Jim Pierce was not far back with a 2:06:09 while Tom Preston had big tro1,1ble and recorded 2:46:44. On the next lap it was Ryan and co-driver Richard Preher's turn to have problems, and their 3:21 :42 lap time dropped them to fifth at the flag. Preston and co-driver John Valter came back with a l :59:31 to move into fourth in class, at 4:46: 15, about 40 minutes out of third place. A real race developed between Howard and Adams, with Larry Adams getting a l :28:38 time to win the class by just three minutes, 25 seconds over Travis Howard and Brian Kelley. Jim. Pierce and Dan Gaynor were third, about 51 minutes further behind in a good class 11 run. The final starting class was Stone Stock with eight various trucks -on the line. The Chevy of Daniel Barela and Robert Montoya, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, failed to cover a lap, nor did the Toyota of Brady Helm and Brandon Smith, or the Toyota of Sho Ota and Tadandri Ilo, perhaps racing under assumed names. Bob Ryan and Dan Gonzalez took 4:46:4 7 to cover lap 1, but got back in shape for a l :43:32 second lap to finish fifth, as only two laps were required for this class. Fernando Elias and Edward Czech Jr. turned a 2:04 and a 2:06 to take a solid fourth place in their first La Rana race, despite battery cable and carb trouble, plus a loose tie rod end on their Ford Bronco. Curtis and Jason Lamb had their down time on the first lap of over two hours, but responded on lap 2 with a 1:35.03, second fastest lap time in class, and moved into third place. The battle up front was between usual winner Scott Sells/Dan Groff in the Toyota, who led lap l over Ramon and Kathy Maramba and the consist-ent lap times of the Maramba Dodge put them almost six minutes up over the Lambs and home in second place. But the strong and well maintained Toyota driven by Scott Sells turned class fast lap on i:he first round at l :30: 18 and finished with a 1:36:17 to win Class 15 Stone Stock honors once again, this time with a 22 minute cushion. The race was over in the daylight, and the majority of the troops packed up and either started home or moved to town, which has more than ample motel space at reasonable rates. The awards were presented at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, and a goodly crowd was on hand to pick up handsome trophy plaques and equally welcome checks at the Carriage Inn in Ridgecrest. It was a pleasant conclusion to a record breaking event and the La Rana folks get a short break before their next race in the Lucerne Valley, June 21-23, on familiar ground for most desert racers. When folks ask why La Rana racing has grown so popular in such a short time, we have several theories. The entry fees are reasonable, the race courses are close in to the population centers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties in southern California, and with Big 6 type motels in all their venues, those without motor homes can still race on a budget. The courses are short, absolutely no pre-running is allowed, and the routes are well marked, the checkpoints well manned, most of the organiza-tional effort is well done ... well, you get the picture. It is affordable racing like that which laid the cornerstone to desert racing in the southwest 15 years ago, but in recent years the cost of racing the major series has escalated beyond the reach of many who have race cars but limited budgets. Besides the La Rana folks are pleasant but firm in rules enforcement. End of Soap Box. t Barstow's Mary Sullivan took 4½ hours to cover her lap, taking fourth place. It was much closer up front, but none could stay with the winner, Michael Dawes of Fox ·shox fame in his Honda Pilot. He covered the 40 miles in 1: 14:53, a good lap time for most any fast class. Art Gibbs took second in Michael Dawes was the class of the six car Odyssey field at the Spangler 150, did a quick 1:14 lap, and won the class easily in his Honda Pilot. Scott Sells in the Dan Groff Toyota did the number on the Stone Stock field of eight starters again, turning the class fast lap on the first round, and looked clean and rested after winning the class. Mike Duncan drove the only Class 3 that covered all four laps, and his Jeep CJ had good lap times and finished fourth in the combined class. Page 38 Travis Howard is used to winning Class 11 at La Rana races, but the 1990 points champion had to settle for second place points at Ridgecrest. July 1991 Ramon and Kathy Maramba put up a good fight in their Dodge in the Stone Stock battle, and they were second, about six minutes up on third place. DustyTimes

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Soaked Suds Opener Came Off Well At Tecate Rick oyer brought his older car to Tecate and was third in the heat race, second in the next round, and his high flying style put him into the early main event lead and the 1600 victory. The SUDS short course Series, sponsored by T ecate Beer at Santa . Veronica Ranch near Tecate, Mexico and Miller Beer at Glen Helen OHV Park i.n San Bern-ardino got off to a rocky start. The first event at Glen Helen was canceled and the eventual series opener by Baja Promotions came close to being rained out last March as torrential rains swept the southwest the entire month of March. But the Baja Promotions folks worked hard, rerouted the race course around the overflow-ing lake that consumed much of the infield, and the hardy racers that showed up enjoyed an evening of bench racing back at Santa Veronica, around a massive fireplace in the restaurant/ bar. Saturday dawned bright and sunny and as practice progressed · the course got better and better, so the Sunday race program went on as planned. The first heat for Group 1 featured stadium and desert Class 1-2-1600s and the lone Mini Mag. Randy Jones was the class of this heat, taking the early lead and resisting the challenges of Bob Mathews, Raceco, Bill Britt, Spyder and Kirk McDaniel, Chenowth Mini Mag, who nearly got the lead until he lost a belt. At the flag it was Jones by a wide margin, followed by Mathews, and Rick Boyer who got his Funco up to third at the finish. Group 2 held both 5-1600 Baja Bugs and Challenger cars. Walt Matthews and co-driver Janice Corns blew through the course for the early lead, and Troy Johnson and co-driver Anthony Albachten moved into second behind Matthews. Racing hard in the final lap, Matthews won the heat followed by Johnson. Kyle Jankiewitz cruised in for third in his 5-1600 and Jack Millerd got his West home fourth overall and the first Challenger to get the checkered flag. Randy Jones turned in an, equally impressive performance in the second Group 1 heat. Even with a rear starting position, Jones worked his way to the front early in the race. Rick Boyer ran close in second in his 20 year old spare parts car, as his usual racer was held up in customs, as were many others, after the recent event in Japan. Meanwhile Kirk McDaniel was having a good battle with DustyTimes Jesse Rodriguez in an El Rey, the only 1600 desert car in the entry .. After a hard fight McDaniel ended up with a bent rim and a flat tire and his Mini Mag retired. Out front Jones took the flag for the win followed by Boyer and Rodriguez, as the field depleted over the infield }Vhoops. Since Jack Millerd had drawn the last starting spot in the first heat, he was placed on the pole for the second Group 2 heat. He had had trouble getting around the 5-1600s in the first round, but this time he used the pole position to his advantage, and even lapped some cars. Walt Matthews was trying hard in his Baja Bug to catch Millerd, but couldn't quite get the job done. Matthews was second across the finish line behind the overall and Challenger Class winner Jack Millerd but. held the 5-1600 win and second overall. Fellow Class 5-1600 racers Byron Ziegler and co-driver Jeff Cole had a fine ride to round out the top three overall. The main event for Group 1 saw Rick Boyer spring out of the pack and into an early lead while the winner of the two previous heats, Randy Jones fought with Bob Mathews, as all three were potential winners. Jones was right on Boyer's tailpipe until mid race when his shifter broke, and he was stuck in first gear. But Mathews continued to challenge Boyer until his engine blew. With these two out of the picture Bill Britt, who thought he was leading until he saw Boyer take the white flag ahead of him, was charging hard. But Rick Boyer held steady, and ac , erd was just fourth overall, but first Challenger, in his first heat, but won the second moto.overall and led the main event from flag to flag for the overall and Class 9 victory. Mike Norris put tall tires on his 5-1600 for the main event and it helped him move up the ranks to second in class at the checkers. ·-------~- ----July 1991 Walt Mathews hops over the start/finish jump and won the first heat outright, was second overall but the 5-1600 winner in the second heat, and second overall and first in class in the main event. on the last lap Britt tried a bit too hard to catch the leader and spun out. Boyer said he got a great start and that made the winning difference. Britt recovered to take second place followed by Jesse Rodriguez who said his desert 1600 was too long for the jumps on the course. At the green flag for the Group 2 main event, Jack Millerd jumped to a convincing early lead . Not too far back was Walt Matthews leading Class 5-1600, followed by Challenger racer Jim Rotundo in a Hi Jumper. In fourth it was Mike Norris, with taller tires on his Baja Bug, and he was challenging Rotundo for Randy Jones zipped into the win in both 1-2-1600 heat races. but a broken shifter locked in first gear. put him down in th~. field in the main event. third. Millerd did not back off hi; hot pace, and took the checkered flag for the overall and Class 9 victory. Walt Matthews, who said he had a near perfect day, was close in second overall and first in Class 5-1600. Jim Rotundo rounded out the top three overall, second in Class 9, followed by Mike Norris, second in Class 5-1600 and fourth overall. With the racing finished for the day, the participants headed back to the Santa Veronica restaur-ant/bar, for the always popular rehash of the day's events in a civilized atmosphere, and the party went on into the early mornin hours. The Santa Veronica course wound through .the trees away from the ranch as here the 5-1600s of Kyle Jankiewitz and Bryon Ziegler vie for position. __ _ .. _____ _ _ _ _ N SAHARA VDO -Chenowth -Simpson .. i!: ~ X ::> s: ~ . SIRIUS ~1---------.... ~ :Ji .... <i cc >: '> SPRING MTN.· ..J. -1------..... T riMil - K & N Filters -Bugpack Bilstein -Centerline - Cibie Hewland -Porsche Turbo CVs Beard's Seats--ParkerPumper Yokohama Tires -Super Trapp Gem Gears - KYB Shocks Sway-A-Way Transaxle Parts Wright Place -Dura Blue . Ultra Boot - Neal Products SEE PAT OR DAVE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Monday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. NEVADA PHONE ORDER HOUSE 3054 So. Valley View, Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 871-4911 • (702) 871-5604 Page 39 J

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Tommy Bradley Wins Opening Round Of Miller Offroad At Glen Helen By Elaine Jone~ Another desert racer from Las Vegas, Tommy Bradley has taken up short course racing in winning style. Bradley dominated Class 10 at Glen Helen as he sailed his new racer to first in all three events, both heats and the main. W ith the threat of rain hanging in neutral and with an off road laps before Bakersfield's Rick over Glen Helen the opening course as bumpy as Glen Helen Boyer in the Independent Pipe round of the Miller Offroad got that was a lot. He had to be one and Tubing Funco worked his underway with a good cross frustrated driver by the end. way from the fifth spot to take section of all types of vehicles on Tommy Bradley earned a total of over second. Mathews had made a hand last April. 676 points followed by Mark major mistake and it cost him The big winner was Tommy Barnes with 662 and Cory dearly as he dropped to fourth. Bradley in Class 10. Bradley Witherill with 654. Bob Mathews also from Buena literally held school as he went The 1-2-1600 Class had to be Park in the FAT Racing/ Mathews three for three in the Alenco the most hotly contested event of Racing Spider was more than Aluminum Windows/Yokohama the day. Steve Bishop may have happy to uphold the family honor Tires Rabbit. The Las Vegas argued that point at least after the as he picked up the third. resident was never seriously first heat when he romped from In the second heat Randy Jones challenged in either the heats or start to finish in the Bishop from Canoga Park in the Reliable main and probably wished every Offroad Race Team/JG Trans-Overhead Door sponsored VW race could b e that sweet. werks VW. Dan Mathews from gotofffirstbutBoyermadequick Everyone else in the class was Buena Park in the Raceco VW work of him and had taken over content to play follow the leader sponsored by his family jumped the lead by the second lap and and the only pass of the day was out to second and held it for four never looked back. Two laps later on the first lap of the first heat when Mark Barnes from Barstow in the Barnes Yamaha/ Mark Barnes Construction VW left the d9or open for Cory W itherill from Pacific Palisades in the W .S.A. lnc./ Listo n W itherwill Mo to r-sports/ Pacific Coast Racing W est VW. Witherill came on through ~to take the second with Barnes third. In the next heat and in the Main, Barnes locked into his second place and could not be dislodged by Witherill. Hard luck driver for the class had to be Mike Wilkinson from Norco in the Leighton Racing/Sandrails U nltd./T&S Marine/Tom Papp Racing Rabbit. Everytime he hit a jump he appeared to find himself Flying high in his Class 10 racer Mark Barnes scored a third and a second in the Class 10 heat races, and he also drove to second spot in the main. ----~~ Sailing off the famous giant leap at Glen Helen, Bob Mathews won the Class 1-2-1600 main event. and with a third and a second in the heats, he won the class points driving the Spider. Bob Mathews had moved into second and was not to be dislodged. Jones was not about to be moved down the line any further, and in spite of a strong challenge from Dan Mathews rounded out the field with third. Bob Mathews put his name in the win column at the drop of the flag for the main, and left the fighting for position to the rest of the field. Brother Dan had gone off second but couldn't hang on to it and both Randy Jones and Steve Bishop had moved into the two, three slots by the second la t ·=~:; •>;::•,j':'::P.» "❖.,<<.,=qt/w-' The battle was on as the two diced back and forth for the next five laps. The pass came in front of the grandstands just before the finish line on the eighth lap and Bishop had the second. Randy had one more scare when he stalled in a tum and Dan Mathews got by and with one lap to go he went for it and reclaimed the third. For the win and heat finishes Bob Mathews earned 688 points with Steve Bishop collecting 678 only a scant 10 points behind and Randy Jones was close, 657. Kathy Fay in· the Armstrong/ Pirelli Tires/ Eng-Class 5-1600 was the biggest bunch last April and Troy Johnson and Anthony Albachter took second in the first heat, and they inherited the main event victory and second on points for the day. Cory Witherill nose dives the West over a tough bump. but he ended up with no damage and was third for the day on points with top Class 10 finishes. Steve Bishop led the first Class 1-2-1600 heat from flag to flag, stayed with the leaders all day and finished second by a scant ten points for the day. l/Jffei.k.J~ Randy Jones was third on points in Class 1-2-1600 after a tight dice in the main event with Steve Bishop. but he finished third in the feature race. Kathy Fay, in front here, has moved from 5- 1600 to 1-2-1600 class this year and Bill Britt is trying to get past. Neither finished in the money points. Page 40 July 1991 Dusty Times

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Walt Mathews and Janice Corns got a first heat third spot, a top the next one, and finished third in the Class 5-1600 main, which all added up to a points win for the day for Walt Mathews. Mario Bustamente and Carlos Zuniga led from wire to wire in the first 'heat, were third in the second 5-1600 heat, and were third on points for the day. Ross and Mike Craft were going well most of the time, but had some woes on course. but ended up taking third place in the Class 5-1600 feature. Yes it is a Checker Off Road club car, and young B.J. Bates had Jim Rotundo is apparently running the entire SUDS series, and Kirk McDaniel ran alone to win the Mini Mag points, and he also won at Tecate, so he is on top of the SUDS series points in the class for sure. his mom Maxine in the back seat of the tandem, did well all day, he did OK at Glen Helen's first race of the season, third in points and Bates took second place money and points. in Class 9. ------------------------in e Machine Service VW had her and Janice Corns in the A-Door first drive in a 1-2-1600 car at Comp/Goodyear/Small Car Glen Helen and even though she Connection/Larry Hayes Off wasn't in the money she gave a Road VW driving a steady race to good accounting of herself and finish third. when she gets used to it and gets In heat 2 Matthews and Corns all the bugs out she will be a jumped out on top but Mario and competitor to be reckoned with. Holmes were men with a mission Kirk McDaniel in the All Temp and would not be denied as they Control/Irvine Service Comp-went to the front in the second lap any/Pacific Off Road Yamaha and never looked back. Busta-Mini Mag had an easy day as he mante and Zuniga were also was the only one. He not only looking for a good starting picked up the win but earned 643 position and got Stacy Fay and points. Renee Tedesco in the Engine The biggest Class was 5-1600 Machine Service/ Armstrong and as usual it was full of action. Tires Bug early on and locked into In the first heat Mario Busta-third. mante and Carlos Zuniga beat Bustamante and Zuniga had the field to the first turn, took the pole in the main with Mat-over the front running spot and thews and Corns on the out-he Id it to the checkered. side and B&Z made good use Chino Bikes helps the South Gnte of it as they blasted into the drivers effort. It was a little more lead. Mario and Holmes were scrambled behind them as Ross also hungry as they got the and Mike Craft in the Security pass by the end of o ne and Overhead Door VW had second although they were in the lead at for one lap before the fickle finger the finish they were unfortu-of fate dropped them to eighth. nately disqualified for a corse The team of Mario Panagio-cut. In spite of all that is was topoulos and John Holmes in the good to see Mario back after his Tony the Greek/F&J Aircraft/ accident last year in the desert. Armstrong Tire/Brown's Auto-Bustamante and Auniga would works VW took over second and have been the heirs apparent but that too was short lived as two they ran into problems on the laps later Troy Johnson and· course and dropped to fourth. Anthony Albachter in the Johnson and Albachter rained on Martin's RV VW took over the the parade as they collected all the fated spot when Mario was marbles. Matthews and Corns sidelined with mechanical picked up the place spot when problems. They took it all the they passed the Crafts on the way home with Walt Matthews white flag lap. After all was said Jack Millerd really has ttie handle on the Glen Helen course. and he went three for three in his West Class 9 Challenger car at the meet and still took the points cash by a narrow margin. Dusty Times and done the points getter was third place finisher Walt Mat-thews with 684, Johnson was three points behind in second with 681 and Bustamante was third with 670. In the Challenger Class Jack Millerd in the RC Jones Trans/ Armstrong/West Engine VW came up with the hat trick as he went three for three earning 656 points. Jim Rotundo in the Am. Cabinet/Midnite Auto Wreck-ing/Rotundo Racing VW was second in the first heat but didn't count on the tenacity of a son, mom team of Brandon "B.J." and Maxine Bates in tne Ifoss's VW Recycling/Larry Hayes Off Road Fabrication VW. These two came back strong in the second heat and Main to collect the place money and 640 points. Everytime they came by the finish line the crowd got the thumbs up sign from one or both. Rotundo is still in the hunt with 632 points for his third. The side cars were by far the most spectacular as they gave the crowd some thrills, chills and spills coming down animal leap. Of the seven that started, four finished with the team of Ken McIntyre and Les Ketcham on the Berner Electric in front all the way. In the first heat Dave Hill and Mitch Hin kier aboard a Wasp took the first shot as crash and burn as they went head over apple cart before they had gone around once. Lance Brown and Eddie' Cano on the A. Tech Institute Motovision Inc. Honda had an easy time with second while Ed Bickel and Dave Terrell on a KTM didn't fare as well and dropped by the wayside after two. Richard Meyers and Don Salane were third. The second heat was an instant replay of the first but this time Calvin Whitney and David Hersey on the Leading Link MC Yamaha rolled down Animal Leap along with Randy Calaway and Rick Myers another Leading Link team. The Main Event was follow the leader with McIntyre doing the leading and Brown/ Cano and Calaway/ Myers doing the following. Since the sidecars were an exhibition event there were no points earned. There were only three in Class July 1991 Mario Panagiotopoulos and John Holmes ran well all day, actually finished first in the 5-1600 main event. but the car was DQ'd for a course cut. but it was keen to see Mario driving so well. 24, 4 Wheel ATV and they went the same order for the heats and the Main. Greg Stuart on the Skat Trak/MMF/JP Racing/ Maxima Honda turned the hat trick with Bryan Sandoval o n the CT Racing/James Lucky lnc./Sando-val Racing Honda second and Jesse Wozniak aboard the Motor Home S;Jecialists/ Perfect Wave Surf Skate Honda was third. 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~ THE GREAT NORTHERN CHALLENGE The First Green Flag For SODA in 1991 By Barbara & Marilyn Schultz Photos: Dan Mainzer Rob MacCachren showed his stadium racing experience paid off in the big Venable Class 8 Ford, as he took second in the class event, and romped to the overall honors in the Heavy Metal Challenge. The Superior Off Road Driver's Association began it's eight race event season at Ionia, Michigan. America's Premier Short Course Off Road Race Series started May 11 and 12 with the Rancho Suspension Great Northern Challenge. The weather and the racing were unusually red hot! . ODA racers welcomed the challenge of many California drivers including BFG and Ford Motorsports' Rough Riders. Promoter Bob.Moon provided an extremely tough course to open things up. There were 313 entries and 274 actually started. As is customary, Class 1 lS opened Saturday's racing with a hard charge flag to flag win by Chad Ramesh. Ramesh races on Yokohama tires. Dan Baudoux gave Ramesh a run for the money and settled for second. Steve Thompson drove a steady third to complete the top three. Classes 10 and 5-1600 stagger flagged after Chuck Johnson dedicated the race in memory of Shirley Poppie. The early lead in Class 10 was taken by Scott Schwalbe with Art Schmitt and Lee Wuesthoff playing tag for position. However, it was not to be as Lee Wuesthoff on Yoko-h am as finished first, Brian Bernloehr snuck up through the pack to take second and attrition gave Larry Woods third. Chuck Johnson and his BFG's took the race flag to flag with Terry Wolfe right on his tailpipe. Doug Bills started at the back of the pack but finished a solid third in Class 5-1600. Goodness gracious Gert, Class 4 provided spectators with racing that could only be called awesome. Geoff Dorr came screaming out in his Jeep and led the pack but not without serious challenge from Jack Heidtman. With a burst of power, Heidtman took the lead and won on Yokohama tires. Dorr took a well earned second with Greg Gerlach pulling out third position. Jim Wiggins, Greg Smith, John Greaves and Jeff St. Peter gave spectators a get-on-your-feet race in Class 1-1600. At one point, Greaves had the lead, suffered mechanical problems and left the door open for first place finisher Jim Wiggins. Wiggins races on BFG tires. You never run a 1-1600 race without Greg Smith! Smith held third throughout most of the race and snuck in to take second. He was followed by Jeff St. Peter. St. Peter drove a consistent race to third position. Holy California! Walker Evans, Rob MacCachren and Class 6 driver John Swift dominated the heavy duty Class 8s. Walker took more air than a hot air balloon in the Dodge with MacCachren cutting him no slack. Swift's souped six flew by the competition. At the final flag it was Walker Evans in first, Ford and BFG's MacCachren in second and John Swift, another Rough Rider in third. SODA drivers Jack Flannery, Pat Flanagan and Peter Van De Hey also put on a dynamite show. Class 7S came off the line with Jeff Kincaid, Spencer Low and Paul Simon in a hot contest for first. Spencer Low prevailed taking the green flag first for Nissan and stayed out front to the checkered flag. Paul Simon Usually a strong contender in trucks, buggies arid Bugs, Scott Taylor had poor luck in Ionia, but he did finish sixth in the busy Class 5-1600 action. Lee Wuesthott was up front in many races, and he won Class 10, but had to be content with second in Class 1 and third in Class 2 in his new racer. ~l .,,.;.,..., · .·' .. ....,,.: A trucker in the desert, Chuck Johnson drives buggies and Baja Bugs in the Soda Series, and despite very close dicing, Johnson led Class 5-1600 from green to checkered flag. finished in a close second in his Ford, with Jim Wiggins picking his path through the pack for a hard driven third. Showing a tremendous growth rate, Class 9 lined up fifteen strong. Dan Baudoux and his Armstrong tires gave drivers like Art Schmitt, Jim Struble, Billy Beck and Canada's Bill La Feuvre a taste of what may come by pulling off a flag to flag first. Art Schmitt came from mid-pack to pull out a hard run second position. Jim Struble and John Greaves duked it out to the very end with Struble finally grabbing third. Canadian Milan Mazanec and Herb Rosborough drove nose to tail the entire length of the Class 3 race with BFG shod Mazanec taking the checkered flag first . Rosborough had to contend with Dan Toepfer, Bill Schirm and Mike Savage the entire race placing second one tie rod ahead of Dan Toepfer. Good to see new faces in this class and more, we understand, to come! Buggy fans delighted in the 2-1600 race with John Greaves looking like he had the wh~I~ show wrapped up only to stall on the white flag lap! Give Jim Wiggins and Greg Smith a stall or an inch and they'll take the show. It was Wiggins and BFG in for the Jim Wiggins won the very close dice in both Class 1-1600 and Class 2-1600, but late on Sunday he rolled out of the contention in the Challenge event. Geoff Dorr runs his Jeep J-10 in all the 4WO classes he can. and started the season with a very close second in Class 4 and sixth in Class 14. Greg Gerlach survived the very close infighting in Class 4 relatively intact and he drove to a fine third place in his new looking pickup. Paul and Dave Simon dusted off their 7S Ford, painted it in Rough Rider colors, and Paul drove it to a close second in the tight Class 7S action. - Page 42 July 1991 Dusty Times

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Jim Wiggins was the first midwesterner in the money in Class 7S, and he got through the pack in good shape to take third in the hotly contested event. Bill LeFeuvre comes from the Toronto, Ontario area to race with SODA, and in Michigan he finished fifth in Class 9 and seventh in Class 1 racing. Todd Attig started out well in the single seater of his own design. with a third in the Class 1 race, but then he dropped to tenth in Class 9. Class 9 and fourth in Class 10, then capped the weekend by winning the Unlimited Challenge race. There are so many 1600 race cars in the midwest that the single and two cars each have their own race. Here Gordon Zima, right, and Paul Morris take the green for the 1-1600 event. win with ·Greg Smith placing second. Jeff St. Peter drove a consistent third position. Class 6 drivers had a long wait as the schedule was running behind, but when the green flag dropped it was an Armstrong sweep! Fay Statezny placed first with Al Fanin in second. These two always put on an outstanding show in the Chevy Chevelles. Thornton "Ed" Schultz was definitely right with these two until Schultz had to pull off with a flat. Despite the flat Schultz placed third. Pennsylvania's Art Schmitt III withstood an early lead by Scott Schwalbe in Class 2 and went on to take the checkered flag. Schmitt races on Armstrong Tires. Billy Beck had his share of mechanical troubles giving second place to Brian Bernloehr. Lee Wuesthoff drove determined to third place. Class 2 finished Saturday's racin~ program with spectators having seen the· opening view of the best Off Road Racing to be found. inery was damaged than drivers, although Mark Seidler was taken to the hospital after a dramatic endo. Glad to note that aside from some stitches, Mark was able to return to the track. After a night either under the hood or at the dance, SODA drivers began Sunday's racing with unusually hot and sticky weather. There were some changes made on the track itself and races were limited from a twenty minute race to a titteen minute race. Pre-run proved that the track was still a tough challenge. Let's hear it for Class 11 Double Seat! Custom must dictate that the Class 11 drivers take the track first as this Class rolled to the line nineteen strong. Chad Ramesh, Mark Eberhardt and Curt Gerald all took a turn at the lead with Gerald taking home the checkered flag. Ramesh had a wheel break loose giving Eber-hardt second. During the early laps Mark Steinhart wove his way up to third place and held it to the checkered. Class 14 with the addition of. two Class 3 machines lined up, took the green flag and wowsers, Milan Mazanec showed the crowd a perfect endo -front bumper to back bumper, up, over and back on all four wheels! Jumpin' Jack Flannery came out of the hole shot in first for one lap and then John Heidtman flew by holding first place on his Yokohama Tires to the "I won!" flag. Norm Thompson and Herb Rosborough played cat and mouse for second place with Thompson finally ' l Saturday's racing proved the track to be a real challenge with over twenty roll overs and ten endoes. Fortunately more roach-Walker Evans had such a good time racing his Class 8 Dodge at Crandon last year that he came to challenge the Michigan course, and promptly drove to the Class 8 victory in his trusty Dodge. DustyTimes July 1991 claiming the position. Rosbor-ough had to pull off the track for a quick fuel adjustment and still finished third. Class 1 had a line up of seventeen entries with some tough to beat customers taking the track. The early battle was between Scott Schwalbe, Todd Attig, Art Schmitt III and Lee Wuesthoff but Schmitt took the lead oh his Armstrong Tires and kept it to the checkered flag. Attig and Wuesthoff were playing kiss and tell for second position. Wuesthoff kissed the checkered flag for second place and Attig· was left with the "tell" part in third place. Say it again, Sam -it's great to see the growth in this class! The last Class Race for this Race Event pulled up to the starting line with eight entries. Class 13 green flagged with Lowell DeGreef and his Shaboom going flag to flag on Yokohama Tires for. the victory. 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Bill Schirm is devoted to CJ style Jeeps, and he ran this CJ 8 to fifth place in Class 3, and also to fifth in the long wheelbase Class 4 contest. Class 14 is alive and producing good entry numbers in SODA events. Here Norm Thompson flies his modified creation nicely, and took second in class. If you wonder why the desert Rough Riders team sent some members to Ionia, it was these two guys who suggested the Fords show up close to Detroit, Frank De Angelo, left, and Don Minton, of DeAngelo and Associates. Low, who returned to SODA action this year and also took the victory in his Class 7S Nissan at Ionia. John Swift took his desert Class 6 Ford Explorer to Ionia. ran to third in Class 8 with the 6 cylinder engine. then finished the meet with the win in the Class 6-7S Shootout. r;r giving second to Vanden Heuvell. Pat Barney worked his way through the· pack for a comfortable third place. Bring on the Challenge-Championship Races! 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BOX 845 • 101 BROADWAY YARNELL, AZ 85362 · (602) 427'.-3551 _SHIPPED BY UPS DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 44 , The Class 11 action is always hectic in SODA racing, and here Dwayne Walkowski, left, just leads Glen Mathews over the lumps in typical tight dicing. Class 7S Shoot-Out. Kapow, place: John Swift of the Rough Riders The BFGoodrich Limited cameoffthelineandreeledinthe Challenge had a surprising victory on his BFG Tires. Fellow nineteen entries, each of them Rough Rider Paul Simon and looking to take that checkered SODA's Jim Wiggins stayed on flag! Jeff St. Peter, Jim Wiggins the same lap with Swift, Simon and Greg Smith played leap frog taking second in his Class 7S. for the lead with BFG shod Greg Wiggins and his Class 7S drove to Smith grabbing first position and a third place. running to the checkered flag with The next Challenge Race \\'as 1t. St. Peter and Wiggins cut each the Rancho Suspension Heavv other no slack at all , Wiggins Metal Championship featu.ring having the distinct drawback of Classes 3, 4 and 8. Once again barrel rolling four times on the Jumpin' Jack Flannery, Chevrolet, white flag lap. With the likes of held the lead until midway St.PeterandJeffJonesbreathing through the_ race when he had to down your neck, a roll like that pull off. This bothered Rob causes real position damage! St. MacCachren not at all as he moved into first on BFC's and held it to the checkered flag.-Hey, hey, it was Kevin Probst in that •incredible C lass 4 finishing right behind MacCachren for second and Mike Savage placing third. Peter came in with second place and Jeff Jones was in third. Women's Heavy Metal took the track with Nancy Vanden Heuvell doing a deja vu of her last 1990 race - a roll over! Most fortunately, this time Nancy was able t:::> keep going for a couple of laps. Gail Brand was out of the action early leaving Sheri Recla and her Yokohama's to take the checkered flag in first. ,Sherri Parsons and her big Class 8 came across in second with Vanden Heuvell taking third. For Race Fans used to seeing Rhonda Smith behind the wheel of her Class 2-1600 buggy, it was a surprise to find Carrie Bt"rnloehr pulling in Rhonda's place with a win on BFG Tires in The Women's Rear Engine Race. Say ''Hi!'' to newcomer Letty Wheeler as she brought her Class 11 buggy across for second place. Joan Silloway drove her Class 11 to a comfortable third place. The Rancho Suspension Great Northern Challenge was ovi:r. The weather was perfect, the racing incredible, and the 199 l SODA Series was underway. The next Race Event? Say hey, the next Race Event is The Memorial Day I 00 at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in just two weeks. We'll be there and hope you will be too! See ya' trackside! The Showboat Automotive Unlimited Challenge lined up· tifteen entries strong and put on one heck of a show! Lee Wuest-hoff came roaring off the line to a hard endo putting him in a less than desirable position for the rest of the race. It was Art Schmitt Ill and Armstrong Tires running flag to flag for the checkered flag but not without serious threat from both Chad Ramesh and Todd Attig. Unfortunately; the mechanical blues put both contenders out of the running. Race fans were wondering where the heck David Lofland came from when he came across the finish line in second place. Lofland did an excellent job of driving up through the crowd. Dan Baudoux also did a neat job of driving to third position. A consistent winner f(om Minnesota.-Greg Smith was second in both Class 1-1600 and Class 2-1600, but he got on form in the BFGoodrich Limited Challenge and won the race over his usual rivals. Classes 13 and 14 were up next for The Subway Non-Production Championship. One more time it was Yokohama shod Lowell DeGreef. and his Shaboom machine pulling off another victory. Despite hitting the wall and having a tire hang up for some time, Ken Middleton drove to second place. John Konitzer held steady and pulled in to third July'1991 Rhonda Smith usually drives the potent 1600 in Women's competition, but here Carrie Bernloehr got the good ride, and drove to th_e overall win in the ladies competition. Dusty Times··

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:'~~-i: . ...,·-~-.-=:~ ·~· ---·. 0 .•· • ~h!r:~~en;:i~~ d~1 ~f~i::J: :~~ ---~-.:, reportedly has sold his interest in the event to Bob and has slipped back into his old profession, that · $)F-F-ROMH~ACfNG "FEAM · of race car whore. Jeff has 0 'The Straight Poop reportedly lined up co-driving From The Big Wahzoo' duties in both Steve Brown's LA RANA RACE -From a Class 1 car and Randy LaCore's Checker standpoint this race Class 10 car for some of the up would have to be considered a coming races. The Wahzoo dud, in more ways than one. Six wishes them all success. Checker cars were listed on the Speaking of promoters, here's map as intending to race. Two some info on the feed back that failed to show up and Harman followed Sal's appearance at a broke a trans testing the day Wednesday night meeting a while before and did not start. Pick got a back. It seems that some members late case of 'The Ridgecrest were upset about not being Revenge' and put Master Bates in notified that the SCORE Officials the car but it did not finish a lap. were going to show up at that Mansker and Crowley broke a meeting to discuss the issues of shock on the first lap and the day and also about the fact mysteriously pulled out of the that those that did attend did not race leaving only Minor Bates and really take SCORE to task about Mike Duenas running in their all the problems that the Club was Challenger car. They did continue concerned about. One member and carried the Checker colors on. was so angry that he sent out a to the finish line for a sixth place. letter to most of the membership Good show guys. . rebutting a lot of what SCORE Unknowingly the La Rana said and accusing the members folks might have solved the present of being a 'bunch of Club's long running problem of wimps' for not speaking up. This having a whole bunch of Checkers was taken with a grain of salt since showing up at the main pit and the guy who sent out the letter was much fewer of them out at the one of the members that did outlying pits at these closer attend that meeting and he didn't California races. It seems that the have much to say to Sal either. main pits were located on a Sal, who is a veteran of a separate pit road that was quite a number of 'Checker Roasts' was distance from the race course. so convinced about the rough. This reportedly left 15 or so guys time that they would encounter at this overly manned main pit that he even went so far as to with nothing to do but wait on suggest to the three others in his our lone running Challenger car, groupthattheyshouldstopoffon and nothing to watch but the few the way to the meeting and all get race cars that pulled off the race tetanus shots. As it turned out, course to go to their pits - a little not only was that not needed, but boring? The Wahzoo predicts, if halfway through the meeting Sal La Rana continues this practice, must have even wondered for a that there will be a shortage of moment whether or not they members willing to sign up at the might have wandered into an main pit in the near future and the Elk's Lodge meeting by mistake. outlying pits will become a lot At one point, one of his nephews, more popular. so impressed with how good Tom Koch apparently is things were going, reportedly starting his own Checker tradition even tugged on Sal's shirt and by continuing to hold a post race whispered "Hey Sal, see if you can party at his house every time off sell these guys my Time Share". road racing comes to Ridgecrest. Although a true survivor and This party was a typical Checker excellent speaker, Sal has often function as a large number of taken his lumps over the years in members showed up at Tom's to dealings with the Checkers, but' 'burn some meat', along with has always had the spirit to accept some other things, and drink and our invitation whenever we have tell lies to each other. And as asked him to come down and required, a good time was had by "chat". While recognizing the fact all, which once again proves that that·we often disagree with him, those Creten s in Ridgecrest the membership was in general definitely DO know how to party! agreement, and expressed respect CHECKER PROMOTERS for the fact, that Sal definitely UPDATE -Peralta is now wonthisround. promoting The Mint 400 in Las One final note regarding this Vegas. No, you say that can't be, meeting: SCORE's insistence that that's a HORA race? Well HORA the Club should muzzle the Big does hold a 400 mile race there in Wahzoo's airing of our sport's March/ April but it is now called dirty laundry was met with The Nissan 400. Lou is putting knowing smiles all around. The together, with the backing of all majority of our members ob-the downtown casino owners, the viously feel that by and large the old 'Mint 400 Race' on November Checkers' Column speaks out for 22-24 this year. All the parties how they feel on the issues that involved want to bring back the affect the Checkers and our sport, style flavor and tradition of the and that it does actually have Mint races of old. Such as being a some impact on helping to resolve completely independent race with them. Therefore, there was no parades, jackets, casino involve-mention of muzzling the Wahzoo, ment and all the other stuff that and for that vote of confidence made the Mint 400 the special the Wahzoo is pleased, and proud once a year event it was for years. of his Checker buds! More info as it becomes available. · With the dismal fai lure of the The 2nd Annual HORA Desert 'Checkers' Soapbox, a new Championships at W illow feature is born ... THE Springs will be held on September CHECKERED FLAG. Back in 6-8 and will be promoted by '74 a bunch of old 'bike' B.U.M.P., which stands for Bob Checkers, along with some other Utgard Motorsports Promotions. guys, got together and formed the Once again this race is scheduled 'Car' Checkers, officially known to have all the succe ssful asCheckersOffRoad.Theseold DustyTimcs motorcycle Checkers brought with them a rich racing tradition, a tradition of excellence that continues on today with both the bikes and the cars. Probably the biggest thing that sets the Checkers apart is attitude. I mean, as an example, if all the football players in the NFL were off road racers, then surely the RAIDERS would all be Checkers. It's simply a winning attitude. A Checker winning attitude! THE CHECK-ERED FLAG will review our Checker tradition with accounts of the past. Not so much in the interest of patting the old timers on the back, but more to educate our newer members about the Checker standards and traditions that have been previously established. Since it's Baja 500 (Baja International) time again, here is a list of Checker members that have carried the Club's colors into the winner's circle at the Baja 500 through '87: Al Baker X2, Larry Bolin, Phil Bowers, John Boyer, Carroll Ditson, Bobby Ferro, Jeff 'Hibbard, Steve Holiday, Steve Kelley X2, David Kreisler, Gary Leupold, Mike Patrick, Jim Sumners X4, Terry Smith, Jim Tabor, Bob Vanegas, Russ Welch. THE CHECKERED FLAG will appear in this column to coincide with the running of most of the traditional major races. MISSING MEMBER OF THE MONTH -Although he still serves as Pit Captain at most of our Club races, Files has been conspicuously absent from our regular meetings for quite a while. Hey Big John, what's up? Are the meetings getting too short to justify that long drive? Are ya tired of listening to Peralta's weekly B.S.? Or are ya just too busy lately being a daddy? Stop by and see us once in a while, we miss your no nonsense attitude! Although Danny Cau of HORA has reportedly acceptt:d the Club's invitation to come down and address the issues of the day at one of the Checkers weekly meetings, he has yet to indicate when he will appear. Considering the excellent relationship the Checkers currently have with HORA you would think that he would make it sooner rather than later. Hey Danny, don't wait until after you've done something foolish, like sticking us with that Jean main pit that has the culvert right in the middle of it again. Also, with the popularity of the La Rana Races, the Club recently extended an invitation to Eddie Castro to also come on down and get acquainted. Whether or not. race promoters are willing to admit it, the fact remains that the Checkers are an important part of Off Road Racing. Although the Club has voted in a number of new members recently and there are quite a few prospective members working their way towards full member-ship, the Club is still below its 100 member limit and, therefore, we're still looking for a few good men. Only men that are interested in joining the premiere racing team in the sport of Off Road Racing need apply. Checkers Off Road is an equal opportunity organization that is open to all; white, black, green, etc., and even Peruvians. Recently the Club voted in it's first oriental member so I guess I'll have to curtail those 'Jap' remarks of mine. The Wahzoo would therefore like to welcome 'Nippon John' aboard. Prospective members are judged strictly on attitude and performance. Race, creed, net worth, fame or a good looking old lady will do you little good if your attitude sucks or ya don't carry your share of the load. The Checkers meet almost every Wednesday night at 8 PM at the Van Nuys Dugout, 14032 Oxnard Street, Van Nuys. So, if you're the kinda' guy that won't settle for second best, I invite you to stop by and get acquainted. One word of warning, the Checkers ask for no quarter, and give none, so don't expect any special treatment ... no matter who you are! Class 100 Bulletin By Dan Lewis Is your old race car hungry, thirsty and lonely? Well, there is food, fuel and racing at the next exit. Race your blast from the past in the F.R.T. Class 100 action, highly competitive and kept that way by the rules. The Class 100 Guidelines are as follows. It has to be fun, and if you are not having fun you can't race. Secondly, the class has a 105 inch maximum wheelbase limit as measured by our elastic tape measure, and a lot of still good but older model cars fit the descrip-tion. The car must also have a beam and trailing arm front end configuration. At the rear, the configuration calls for conven-tional trailing arms and a single torsion bar rear end, and no secondaries. The engine size is restricted to 2200cc for a single seat car and 2400cc for a two seat car. The rest is up to you. Class 100 was conceived to bring those old race cars out of the garage and back onto the race track. Cars built in the late seventies and early eighties lend themselves well to this class. Even older Class 9, 10, 1, 2, 1-2-1600 and Baja Bug cars are competitive. All of the races are held in the Imperial Valley desert, near El Centro and nearer to Plaster City. The diverse terrain' of this desert combined with the way Fud lays out his courses keeps all the cars. competitive. Class 100 has brought back an exciting era in off road racing, that both racers and fans alike can enjoy. The F.R.T. courses are well marked and pre-running is encouraged for safety. For more information call or write Dan Lewis, Class 100 rep, 24115 Five Tribes Trail, Murrieta, CA 92362-(714) 677-2109. See you at the F.R.T. Supastition 250 on August 3, 1991. Need action photos? Call us ! Trackside Photo, Inc.-Racln Trackside Photo, Inc. Photos for Public Relations, Promotions, Ads Commercial & Product Photography July 1991 P.O. Box 91767 Los Angeles, California 90009 _(213) 670-6897

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'IHI 351H TOUR DE CORSE Carlos Sainz Wins On The Asphalt Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya took the overall lead on the final day ,n the Toyota Celica GT-Four and won by a minute, five seconds securing the Championship lead for Sainz and for Toyota, on the asphalt. Carlos Sainz is storming towards his second consecutive World Rally Championship. His win on the all asphalt Tour de Corse once again underlined the champion-like versatility not only of his driving but also of the Toyota Celica GT-Four. Toyota's win here was a 'service break', the victory they needed to give them the tactical advantage in the World Championship rallying season, but the win was no easy ,ruise. It was one of the closest battles in rallying history; twice there was a tie for the lead as Ford's new driver Francois Delecour and Didier Auriol joined· in battle against the Spaniard. Auriol's drive in the outpaced Lancia was masterly; despite only scoring two best times all event he stayed with the fray but was outclassed on the three long stages on which the Pirellis used by Ford and Toyota had the edge over the Michelins still used by Lancia. The French rallymen have a strange love affair with the Tour de Corse. Auria! is quoted as saying he was happy to see Jean Ragnotti back again. "He is the best antidote against stresses. If I am relaxed, I drive better". Yves Loubet: "I eat, sleep and live [I DE Nyr:g1Q)j OFF-ROAD RACING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES ,.-ID-1-1+• ~ . , ~ for tree·catalog phone (805) 683-1211 Page 46 rallying but the Tour de Corse friendliness, which for all of just slips through my fingers." today's high technology is still a The foreigners seem to have the valuable ingredient. event more in perspective. Carlos Using exactly the same route as Sainz could see it more clearly. last year on Etape 1, there were "The organizers always seem to just four stages on the first day, forget their lessons. In their one of them a short hill climb anxiety to have these long stages outside Ajaccio mainly for again, they have forgotten spectators. Carlos made best time everything we said about the to gain the lead briefly, but dangerous drops". In fact, the Schwarz was fastest on stage 2. He problem this year centered on would have done the same on only one stage, on which Sainz ·stage 3 but lost ten seconds or so was to be fastest, but one with a spin, but won again on unnecessary danger can be one stage 4. So, on Sunday evening too many. the German was leading, enjoying This was a special Tour de his 640 tires, while Sainz was Corse. With Lancia and Toyota struggling and the World Champ-neck and neck in the constructors'' ion realized he needed harder title race, the result would have a tires, and tried different com-profound effect on the season. pounds, ending the day in t~ird The teams were making unprece-place. Delecour wa_s close beh1~d, dented innovations in their buttheconcentrattonwasgettmg preparations. The three long to him. "I forgot to switch on the stages were the longest permitted brake water coolin~ switch", he byFISAsincetheSupercarScare confesse1, but It made no in 1986. The rules controlling the apparent difference. And Loubd use of fully prepared Group A was also forgetful. On stage 2 I training cars created trouble, found thes~at rails were loose and because on an island like Corsica, the seat slipped back. I clean where else can a team test forgot to tell the mechanics at the suspe·nsion settings, make pace service point, because I was notes and everything else? thinking only about the next Pre-rally conversation topics stage, and I lost control and went were varied. Could Didier Auria! off the road." All this cost ten win a fourth consecutive time? minutes; luckily the car was Only Shekhar Mehta, on the relatively easy to retrieve, but one Safari, had ever done in the more sad tale in his rally career past. Was this to be Loubet's Last had unfolded. Chance? Which of the Toyota Subaru's only car on this event, drivers would produce the goods Francois Chatriot's, had a this time? Would Carlos have to mysterious problem. The car kept worry about his teammates? cuttingout,butevenbyday'send Armin Schwarz had the full the team were not sure what the confidence and hunger of a young problem was. Malcolm Wilson man who wanted the best. He, also had a misfiring problem, and with Marc Duez, had born the hoped a change of engine brunt of the never-ending pre-management could do the trick. rally testing, and the German had Auria! was the best placed Lancia come. up with unexpected man, fourth, but he was not opinions, like using different tire worried, planning an attack on the sizes. Carlos didn't agree at first. Monday. Gianfranco Cunico was And all the time the tire satisfyingly ahead of Bernard companies were hard at work, Beguin. There were only two testing a variety of sizes and wet, important absentees back in intermediate and dry tread Ajaccio: Claude Baroni went off patterns. the road and broke the Group A Renault was back with their Alfa's suspension, while Ronald little Clio 16 valve, the first time Holzer had clutch failure, lost the company had engaged control of his Mitsubishi and officially in World Championship went off the road. Citroen's two competition for 15 years. Though car team of AX Sports disap-the Clio was expected to be off the peared completely; Palo went off pace here, it possessed a balance and Poggi had a steering problem. which pleased their drivers and Etape 2 started off in good created that element of driver humor. Malcolm Wilson's Ford July 1991 Looking for their fourth consecutive win in Corsica, Didier Auria/ and Bernard Occelli did lead briefly in the Lancia Delta lntegrale, but this year they had to settle for second overall. Gianfranco Cunico and Stefani Evangelisti beat the Ford works car in the Italia sponsored Sierra Cosworth 4x4. finishing a swift third overall. was stuck in reverse and had to be driven backwards across the restart line. FISA President JM Balestre, arriving from lmola, thought it was hilarious. The gearbox was changed before the first stage, but at the cost of a minute. Carlos Sainz was also a minute late at the start of the next stage, having to change an intercooler en route, and he dropped to seventh. Schwarz fell back after a spin, the length of which, about 200 meters, impressed the following drivers, but regained the lead the next stage. Sainz began his attack with the right tires that Schwarz had proved so well the first day. On stage 7, where Sainz met a non competitive car last year, both Saby and Beguin found cattle had strayed on to the stage, but happily missed them. Here Christine Driano in the remaining Alfa stopped and retir.ed; previously her lady driver rival Minna Sillankorva had withdrawn after gaining starting points in her challenge for the World Ladies' Cup. The only lady driver left was the Swiss girl Laurence Jacquet in a Clio. The 26 km long stage 8 is one of the classics of the rally, a main road that passes through villages and over a col. The sky was dark when the cars left the line, and after they started their descent the heavens opened. Tire choices were difficult, and the choice did not seem to matter. Loubet, running 64th, was quickest, but of the early runners Sainz on intermediates was fastest in front of Schwarz on assymetrical wets, Auria! was next on slicks. Delecour also chose slicks. Saby went straight off the road on a fast right hander in the worst of the storm, losing so much time he retired. Drivers reported the road white with hailstones. Sainz was now fourth and Loubet 19th. Next was the long journey in the mountains to the first long stage. The roads were still damp but drying. On the 48 km stage 10 Schwarz went off, the rally leader crashed 7 km from the end on slick tires, a small tree stopping his progress down the bank. Bruno Thiry's Opel Kadett GSi retired with engine failure. Delecour was back in the lead, and despite_, a constant misfire Wilson was up to seventh. Sainz now was second equal with Auriol and Loubet was 13th. Changeable weather continued on the final two stages on the day, but on stage 12 the Clio of Balesi was out with engine trouble. On stage 13 Chatriot fell from sixth to eighth with turbo failure. Delecour lost vital seconds on the final stage of the day with a spin ( Sl'C />llgl' 48) RESULTS -1991 TOUR DE CORSE Cartos Sainz/Luis Moya E Toyota Calica GT-Four A• 7:05:29 Didier AurioVBernard Occelli F Lancia Delta lntegrale A 7:06:34 Gianfranco Cunico/$. Evangelisti I Ford Sierra Cosworth A 7:11:39 Marc Duez/Klaus Wicha BID Toyota Celii:a GT-Four A 7:13:12 Malcolm Wilson/Nicky Grist CE Ford Sierra Cosworth A 7:17:19 Yves LoubeVJean-Paul Chiaroni F Lancia Delta lntegrale A 7:24:12 Patrick Bernardini/Phillippe Oran F BMWM3 A 7:24:25 Phillippe Sugalski/Denis Giraudet ' F Renault Clio I6v A 7:24:52 Francois ChatrioVMichel Perin F Subaru Legacy 4WD T A 7:36:56 Jean-Pierre ManzagoVG. Monti F Renault 5 GT Turbo N• 7:54:54 Laurence JacqueVMartine Poettoz Oi Renault Clio I6v A•• 8:06:46 • Group winners - •• Ladies Cup winner 100 start - 43 finish - Winners average stage speed - 88.47 kph WRC Makes Championship points , Toyota 77, Lancia 71, Ford 28, Subaru, 20 WRC Drivers Championship points - Sainz 60, Kankkunen, 38, Auriol 32, Biasion 27, Eriksson & Alen 20, Jonsson & Ericsson 15, Dusty Times

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THE SCCA RED BARON TIADAGHTON PRO RALLY Chad DiMarco Wins Round I Of The Subaru Championship Outright Photos: Trackside Photos Inc. Defending National Pro Rally Group A champions Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge scored the overall and Group A victory in the Subaru Legacy, despite running the final 16 mile stage with no brakes. The second round of the Subaru Championship Pro Rally Series offered a complete contrast to the first event held in the desert hills above Lancaster, CA. The Red Baron Tiadaghton Pro Rally was staged out of Williamsport, PA in the surrounding Indian and State Forest lands. All the serious contenders in the series were in the entry, excepting some westerners including defending truck class points champions Roger Hull and Rob Cherry, still busy in Prescott, AZ fixing the usually trusty Jeep that failed them at Rim of the World. The activity started midday on Friday May 3, with registration, and at 5:00 p.m. tech inspection began, followed by a reception for participants around the pool at the headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Williamsport. Along with some Canadian entries, the first time entry from Sweden of Hans Gustavsson added an international flavor to the event. Hans' Suzuki Swift GTI was seeded in the top ten for his first American Pro Rally, and he has several years of international rally experience to warrant the top seed. At 9:30 Saturday morning the pare expose opened with the full field of cars on display at Brandon . Park. An hour later the rally cars paraded to Indian Park in Mountoursville for the first two stages of the rally. Each team ran the Indian Park route twice, starting at one minute intervals. Along with a strong National entry, there was an equally strong entry for the Divisional Rally that ran along with the National on the Saturday afternoon sections and stages. Starters totalled around 77 cars, a good sign of strength for the sport. After the first two stages at Indian Park, the field of competi-tors headed into the woods of the Tiadaghton State Forest. Pole position driver Tim O'Neil said "It's different being in the front of the pack, there are no skid marks to warn you of the turns." O'Neil moved from the Production Class to a more powerful Group A VW Golf Turbo this season. Reigning National Champion Paul Choin-iere said, "I'm optimistic about the event. We won here last year and I think that the Audi Quattro is good for these types of roads." There were few surprises .during the first two stages in the park. One notable exception was the appearance of Louis Pimental in a Mitsubishi Galant VR 4 in the top ten. Paul Choiniere and co-driver Scott Weinheimer, from Vermont, led the field in the Open class Audi Quattro at 2:4 7. . Irishman Noel Lawler, now living in Vermont, scored 2:49 in second and was first in GT Class with Charles Bradley navigating the Mitsubishi Galant VR 4. Tim O'Neil, from New Hampshire, and Martin Headland, of Alberta, Canada led Group A and were third overall in the VW Rallye Golf Turbo 4WD, also recording Tim O'Neil and Martin Headland kept the new VW 4WD Ra/lye Golf together, finished on three cvlinders but took second overall and in Group A anyhow. DustyTimcs a 2:49. Californians Chad DiMarco and Erick Hauge were fourth, second in Group A in the Subaru Legacy at 2:50, followed by the Open class Audi Quattro of New Yorkers Bruno Kreibich and Jeff Becker at 2:51. In eighth was Pimental and Frank Arruda from Fall River, MA, in GT class with a 2:52 followed by another Open Class Audi Quattro of Frank and Dan Sprong! at 2:53. Tom Ottey and Pam McGarvey rounded out the top ten at this point, third in GT class in a Mazda 323 GTX at 2:55. Paul Choiniere held the overall lead through the first forest section, stage 3. But, a fuel leak caused a small engine fire in the Audi Quattro at the completion of the stage which forced him out of the rally. But, the close dicing was a constant among the leaders well into the hours of darkness, not only for the overall honors, .but for class titles as well. With the first car scheduled into the finish line at the hotel around 10:30 at night, it was going to be a cliff hanger all the way. Defending National Pro Rally Group A champion Chad Di-Marco and Erick Hauge survived a 16 mile final stage with no brakes to score the Group A and overall victory on the Red Baron Tiadaghton Rally. "We only had a nine second lead over Tim O'Neil, and we knew Tim might catch us if we played it safe. So, we decided we should just go all out and let the chips fall where they may," said DiMarco, who had won Group A here last year. As it turned out O'Neil and Headland lost a cylinder on the VW Rallye Golf during the final stage and dropped over a minute in time to the Subaru team, but held onto second overall and second in Group A about a minute 45 hundredths in arrears. In for third overall and first in GT Class for the second rally in a row was the Mitsubishi Galant VR 4 of Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley. The pair now lead the overall standings after two events with 24 points, but getting there was not easy in Pennsylvania. Their car had electrical problems during the early sections on the, rally, and they could not make up July 1991 W.G. Giles and Richard Smith had a good rally in their VW Golf GTi, and they not only won the Production class title, but finished tenth overall too and scored the class win in the Divisional event also. Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt became instant truckers this year, and for the second rally in a row, they won the Rallytruck class in the GMC Sonoma, this time by just one quarter of a minute. eno~gh time to catch the front runners. Still they finished a mere seven points behind O'Neil. Even closer was the battle for the Open Class title. In fourth overall the nod went to Toronto based Frank and Dan Sprong! in their Audi Quattro, just one tick of the watch, one point ahead of another Quattro driven by Bruno Kreibich and Jeff Becker. Just over a minute back Tom Ottey and Pam McGarvey were sixth overall, second in GT followed in just under a minute by the third placing GT of Wojtek and Yurek Grabrowski in a Toyota Celica. The Production Class title and tenth overall went to W.G. Giles and Richard Smith in a VW Golf GTI, and they had done very well in California also. James Fyn and Christopher Adams were less than a minute back for second in Production in another VW Golf GTI, and just one point behind them came the third Production car, the Toyota Corolla of Sylvain Vincent and Paul Turgeon. The Rallytruck class was even tighter at the end of the rally, but, Rim winm:rs from Michigan Guy Light and Jimmy Brandt, won again in their GMC Sonoma, this time by 16 points, and remember, there are 100 points in a single minute. Californians Gary and Judi Gooch secured second place in their Toyota pickup, and just 15 points behind them came Rusty Campbell and Chris Shalvoy in another Toyota pickup. It can't get much closer than that! The Divisional results are printed in typical confusing rally format, lots of numbers and symbols, an occasional name, but (continucJ _ . on /w.~c 48) '-"' ,v R.L.H. COMMUNICATIONS RACE RADIO SYSTEMS 337 W. 35th S"(RE;ET, SUJTE "F" .NATIONAL CITY. 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1he Chenowth FAV"s Come Home Mike Thomas and his compat-riots were a very proud group of Photps: Rocky Kemp Americans when the U.S. Marines unloaded these custom made fast attack vehicles on April 29 at Chenowth headquarters in El Cajon, CA. The cars will be refitted and sent back out to duty. Mike Thomas said, "It's one thing to hear they're coming home, but it's all together different when they arrive here. As the cars were being rolled off the truck by Marines, Mike stood there as proud as a man could be with tears in his eyes. His babies all made it home in one piece. These FAVs, based on state of the art Class 2 race cars, performed beyond anyone's expectations in the Gulf War. We again congratu-late Chenowth, UMP and all in the off road industry who aided the crash building effort last winter. Noel Lawler and Charles Bradley had early electrical woes, but came back to finish third overall and first in GT class in the Mitsubishi Ga/ant VR-4. Bruno Kreibich and Jeff Becker finished second in Open class by just one hundredth of a minute in their Audi Quattro, losing to another Quattro. The Rally truck class was tight as Gary and Judi Gooch slid the Toyota into second place, just one quarter of a minute faster than the third place Toyota. Tiadag " (continueJ no mention of the type of vehicle. However, some ran both the National and Divisional, so here are the Divisional results as we inter ret them. It appears that Tour de Course (continueJ) right in front of the cathedral at La Porta. At the stop Delecour was equal points with Auriol who had made best times on the two last stages. The Renault 5 Turbo of Manzagol led Group N by three seconds. Delecour started Etape 3 first on the road in sunny and warm weather, and immediately ran seven seconds quicker than Sainz on the first test. Ragnotti went off the road then lost the trans on the next, 45 km marathon stage.· There Sainz was quickest, and Henry and._PiE:-~Y _Krolikowski Arruda in the Mitsubishi. Fourth won the 0Ji~,;-:-ci,;1ss and the overall and seconctl,T was the Divisional overall. Second Open Mazda 323 GTX of Carl Merrill and overall was the Audi Quattro and Jon Wickens. In sixth overall of Sakis Hadjiminas and Mario was the VW of W .G. Giles and Karageorgi followed by the Richard Smith, the Divisional Divisional GT winner, third Production winner, while back a overall, Luis Pimental and Frank ways came Bob Elliott and Terry Auriol had changed tires, not for the best. Chatriot closed on the misfi~ing Wilson, but dropped back with turbo trouble and finished the day ninth. On Tuesday evening Delecour had fuel pump woes, eventually losing 16minutes and fell to 11th. Beguin retired with rear suspen-sion failure on the Ford. The man Ford sacked last year Cunico had his Ford Italia car in third place ahead of the works cars, and at Calvi the little Clio of Bugalski was sixth, and there were more retirements. In changeable weather on the final day Carlos started to inch ahead. Aware t at De ecour an Loubet were still interested in· proving themselves, his battle to shake the Lancia was uppermost in his mind. Two seconds on the first stage, three on the next, five on the third, and it was the final long stage 24 that promised to settle the argument once and for all. Half way through this test the Toyota and Lancia made the same times, then the Lancia slowed with balding tires. It was all over but the shouting. In the raging battle few noticed that Delecour finally disappeared with transmis-sion trouble. Then the Peugeot 309GTI, which established Epp who were second in Rim of the W Production. Angeles, as -our In closing we must apologize for the lack of details, but the usual competition notes seem to have been lost in the mail. Also, if the pictures look familiar to regular _ readers, they are in fact from the Delecour's ame in 1 , now driven by his protege Patrick Magaud, also retired, with engine problems. Chatriot was also in the wars. He had a burst of activity when he gained two fastest times after he lost a wheel on stage 21, ~ut at the start of the final, mostly downhi_ll stage, he had a flat battery, but he spluttered his way through without losing a place, finishing ninth in the Subaru. Both Cunico and Wilson were counting the stages, the British driver doubting his Ford could have gone much farther. But, Carlos Sainz was seemingly unmoved by it all, ographer in Pennsylvania. Are there any volunteer-; for a correspondent and/or photographer out there? We are serious and looking for midwest rally stuff, seriously. knowing e is ully involved in another year of tension and effort, and he and Luis Moya won this one for Toyota by over a minute on Didier Auriol and Bernard Occelli in the Lancia. Jean-Pierre Manzagol and Georges Monti won Group N at tenth overall in the Renault 5 GT Turbo, while Laurence Jacquet and Martine Poettoz took the Ladies prize at 16th overall in the Renault Clio 16V Group A. Toyota has the Constructor's points lead after four rounds and Carlos Sainz is well defending his World Drivers' Championship, with a 22 point lead in that series. Spectators are everywhere in Corsica, and wave on Patrick Bernadini and Philippe Oran, whose BMW M3 was !seventh and the first two wheel drive finisher. Philippe Bugalski and Denis Giraud/ were eighth, the best placing for the Renault Clio 16 valve on its debut in World Championship Rallying. Despite many troubles Francois Chatroit and Michel Perin were ninth overall in the Subaru Legacy 4WD Turbo in its first major asphalt rally competition. Page 48 July 1991 DustyTirnes

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-original 17 inch steering wheel on the Chevrolet was designed to work well with manual steering, but those days are gone forever, and this unit had to be replaced in the project truck. The "No wheel, no steal" feature from Grant is a dandy, using the special key with one hand and pulling the trip switch with the other, the wheel is easily removed. With the tamper proof lock out cap in place of the steenng wheel, your vehicle, car, van or truck, is safe from would be joy riders or thieves. FIXING UP THE OLDER TRUCK PROJECT Grant Products Offer Style, Comfort and Security To Any Vehicle. Text & Photos: Homer Eubanks The 15 inch black, leather wrapped four spoke wheel from Grant with its GT insignia really dresses up the cockpit, and with the addition of power steering, the old truck is easy to steer in any conditions. A vehicle's steering wheel is to be notched to allow the new probably the most frequently hydraulic unit to be fitted. But used tool in a vehicle. So, it makes once the brace was opened up the sense that anyone driving any unit easily bolted right up. distance should invest in a Thepowersteeringpumpcame comfortable feeling steering with the original GM mounting wheel. One good look at our bracket so it too bolted up easily. project truck's 20 year old, Therefore, once fluid was added, cracked wheel sent me out and the system bled, we became shopping. happy power steering operators. While shopping I found more With the power steering installed than just a steering wheel from the old 17-inch steering wheel Grant Products, Glendale, CA. became a nuisa nce. Vehicle Besides offering an attractive and manufacturers install large diam-functional steering wheel, Grant eter steering wheels to add lever-offers a new security system called age to the turning process. So "No wheel, no steal". People go adding hydraulic power made the to great lengths to protect their rig large wheel an oversteer problem. from would be thieves. So it is of To correct this we turned to little surprise that in this high Grant Products' Signature Series tech, specialized society that one steering wheel (around $100). can find a multi-purpose system After receiving their catalog it was even in a steering wheel assembly. easy to see why they are the leader Grant offers this ingenious of steering wheel accessories. removable steering wheel to pre-They have been in the steering vent would be thieves from taking wheel business for 25 years anJ your vehicle, while adding style offer over a hundred styles of and comfort to your steering steering wheels in every color duty. imaginable. Add to that list a full With the steering wheel in line of steering wheel covers, anti-mind we took the project vehicle . theft devices, and stereo, seat and further and installed a power shifter locks. Anyone also look-steering system. Controlling a ing for unique shifter knobs, or vehicle in an off road situation is colored windshield wiper blades very demanding. It doesn't matter can find them at Grant. if you are blazing across the desert Trying to visualize what type of or picking your way along the steering wheel would look best on edge of a fire road, quick response a vehicle is mind boggling. There-is needed with each turn of the fore, the catalog proved to be the steering wheel. So our project best method of selecting a steering vehicle's 17-inch steering wheel wheel. This allows you to look at and manual steering gear had to all the different styles, colors and go. finishes available. In most cases I thought finding such an old the description that comes with steering box would require some each photo will be enough for you effort, but one call to T& YT ruck to determine what is best for you. Oismantlers in Fontana, CA. and But if you need to "feel" the pro-the unit was headed my way by duct then head down to your local UPS. Installing the steering box parts store and more than likely was simple. A bumper brace had they offer Grant products. Dusty Times Our choice of steering wheel was a 15 inch black, leather-wrapped four spoke wheel. This is another new product from Grant designed for pickups, Vans, RVs, Mini trucks as well as autos. The padded wheel offers a secure grip while the four spokes, and GT insignia, adds a sporty look to the inside of the cab. To install the steering wheel a steering wheel puller is needed. Unless, of course, you have gorilla arms and can remove the wheel in one clean jerk. For anyone needing a puller Grant offers all the necessary accessories to get the old wheel off and install the new one. If you are using an old puller bought years ago (like we did), make sure the puller bolts are long enough before beginning the job. One accessory that caught our eye was the "No wheel, no steal" security system (around $100). The system is based on the fact that once you have removed the steering wheel a thief would have no chance at taking your vehicle. Think of it! You remove the wheel and take it into the house, office or hide it under the seat. A lock out cap covers the steering column and no one can drive away with your vehicle. There are race-design wheels that could almost fit this bill. After all, a quick release wheel requires removing a pin and the wheel is removed. But for security reasons someone could use lock-ing pliers to guide the vehicle. This system prevents this. "No wheel, no steal" system is easy to install and a snap to use. Anyone mechanicall.y adept should be able to install both the "No wheel, no steal" and steering wheel assembly in about an hour. So when it took me and another shade tree mechanic an hour and a half we felt we were right on sche-dule. (After all, you have to do some bench racing along the way to make the project fun!.) Each kit comes with detailed step by step instructions and clear drawings so you can see just how the parts fit. All the little parts come with the kit, and had I had the proper bolts for my puller the entire project would have been a snap. Once installed the steering wheel can be removed within a matter of seconds. To remove the " No wheel, no steal" steering wheel requires both hands. With one hand insert the special key, and turn the key up, until a red indicator reads unlocked. Your left hand pulls down on a trip July 1991 switch and to release the wheel improved remarkably. The just turn it counter-clock wise. smaller steering wheel makes each Snap on the tamper proof lock-turn seem quicker and more deci-out cap and the vehicle is safe sive. The looks of the steering from would be parasites. Even if wheel are impressive, and the they brought their own steering increased diameter of the wheel's wheel the patented locking cap hand grip improves driver prevents tampering. Unlike tradi- , comfort. tional alarms, this revolutionary The power steering addition designed system cannot be made the truck feel like a brand affected by motion. And since it new vehicle. To best explain the doesn't rely on the battery it can-Grant "No wheel, no steal" sys-not be gone around, like with tern the folks at Grant said it best, many of the ignition cut-off devi-"The only foolproof way of keep-ces available. ing someone from getting behind With the new additions to our the wheel of your car and driving vehicle turning response has away." INSTRUMENTS FOR THE R I CJ E ROCKS ... SANO ... HEAT ... and miles of it. s desert racing. You need accurate, ~st · e _:~ r· -,. /'() ~ .. ' .. .:. I ,~ ;.,, . . ~ ~ . . .. . . ..... .. ·,·":tf*.fiii · .dr ... ~~: " ' ~-(. ... -~<!">, w.:: ... ,i.... Page 49

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e James Martin was looking for a repeat win in Pro Class 1 in his Funco, to extend his points lead in the series, but went out with engine trouble on the 12th lap, and still placed third. Frank Schneider catches a little air in his Sprint Sport single seater, and despite clutch problems, he earned second in Sportsman 7 for the day. Cecil Robertson had his Pro Class 1 Ninja powered car going well for a time, but shortly after co-driver Scottie DeArmond took over, suspension trouble put them out after eight laps. THE TEXAS CHALLENGE SERIES Jim Maness Claims The Overall Victory At Notrees By Tommy BowlinK Photos: RacePix/Bob BowlinK Tommy Bowling takes the checkered flag first in the new Sprint Chassis Works Road Runner of Jim Maness. The team had a total time of 2:38:74 and won Pro 2 honors as well as overall. Round 3 of the Texas Challenge series had its third overall Pro Off Road point series was held winner of 1991. No racer has last May, and many spectators been able to gain an advantnge and entrants were wondering if over his competitors so far during James Martin would become the this series, and May was no first two time winner for the year. different. Jim Maness of Kermit, However, it was not to be as the TX won the Pro Class overall in a new Sprint Road Runner. The third race of the series was much easier on the race cars or the drivers were better prepnred than last month as most entrants were able to complete much more of this race. In fact, the race was Myron Mills won the top honors in Sportsman action, taking Class 7 as well with a lap average speed of 12:40 for the 13 laps required of his class. almost an hour old before anyone hoping to extend his points lead had experienced any problems. over Roger Federwisch who The weather was nice and warm as trailed Martin by just nine points. the afternoon temperature rose Jim Maness was next; the new car into the 90s, a beautiful day once was sidelined on the first lap at the again for West Texas and off road last race, and he was hoping to racing. have better luck this race and First off the line was the entry entered in Pro 2; he would have to drivenbyJoeGray,ofTaylor,TX cover 15 laps for a total of 112 in his Gray International spon-miles. sored Oirtrix. Gray's Pro 3 entry Myron Mills of Roanoke, TX' would be running 14 laps around started next in his Sportsman 7 the 7½ mile course for a totnl entry. The Sportsman class would distance of 105 miles. Next up have to make 13 laps for a total was Cecil Robertson of Odessa, distance of 97 miles. Mills won TX in a custom built Ninja the last race in the 1990 season, powered single seater running in and was competing for the first Pro 1. The Pro 1 distance would time this year. Frank Schneider of be 120 miles. James Martin of Odessa, i,1 a Sprint Sport single Odessa, in his Pro 1 Funco, seater was the next Sportsman 7 started next. and Martin was away. Fred Wurdeman of El Paso Off Road's Winningest Radios had entered his two senter in Sportsman 6, but ns it hnppens sometimes, he had the misfortune to have something come loose in his transmission during practice. Wurdeman said he might be out of this event, but would hnve no problem being ready for the June night race. Page 50 OVER 1,549 ON THE RACE COURSE! Comlink V • • • • The Ultimate Racing Intercom Helmets wired $100. (CF) ROAD MASTER • NEW! RF Pre Amp $95 30% to 50% more range! 2888 Gundry Avenue Signal. Hill, CA 90806 "A LEGEND" Only$539 We~=~~;~:.~or {213) 427-8177 July 1991 The first lap lender wns Jim Maness with a time of 10:93. Close hehind him wns Jnnws Martin's Funco nt 11 :4i with Robertson's Ninjn pow~·red rnr less than 20 seconds hnck. The Gray entry ran n 12:54 lnp. hut being a Pro 3 entry he would hL' making two less laps thnn Pro I entries :ind one lnp less thnn thL' Pro 2 cars. Extending lnp times nt this point actually put Gray in second place behind Mnness. Myron Mills ran n very 4uick 12: 19 lap in the Sportsman category. Frank Schneider was running a little too hard on his first lap and came close to experiencing his first rollover as he failed to slow down for the lonesome mesquite crossing. It was witnessed by most people in the pits and a great moan was heard as his Sportsman car stood on its nose, but got back on all fours and continued. After four laps Maness was still leading on total time by 1:37 over Martin DustyTimes

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and 2:33 over Robertson. Gray third place behind Joe Gray, who i was down by 5:88 on total time, ended up officially in second. but was still in second by Bowlingcontinuedtheconsistent I projecting his time to the finish of pace that Maness had set and 'I the race. finished first in the Sprint Chassis II The Sportsman entry of Mills Works Road Runner with a total II had a lead of 4:86 over Schneider time of 2:38:74 and an 11 :33 lap II and both entries were running a averagl'. The Sportsman entry of trouble free race. In fact, every Mills, sponsored by Mill's Racing II entry was still running consist-of Keller, TX, won the Sportsman II ently with no reported problems Class with a lap average of 12:40. I by anyonl' up to this point in the Frank ~chncider finished second I race. Then, it wasn't long before and Fred Wurdeman was_awarded I Schneidl'r's Sprint Chassis third.James Martin continues his I Works car lost its clutch just past points lead with 113 over Cecil Checkpoint 1, which put him out Robertson at 99. Jim Maness I for the day. moved into third piace with 93 I The Pro cars were still going and Roger Federwisch dropped to I strong after one hour of racing. fourth with 67. Joe Gray rounds I Only Robertson had pitted for out the top five with 28. I repairs with a 2 1 :03 sixth lap time The handicap system used by as he was in the pits for repairs Midwest Racing continues to be a and a driver change to Scottie success as the racing is always DeArmond of Midland, TX who close and all classes finish the race was driving in just his second off relatively clo-'ie together. The road race and hoping to gain on purse is also bigger and there are the leader. Maness was stil 1 no single car classes. The Texas leading at this point, setting fast Challenge off road point series lap for the race on the eighth format may become more and round with a time of 10:41. He more commonplace in off road had increased his lead to 4:06 racing's future as problems with over Martin and 16:9 l over long lap courses continue to DeArmond and lapped Gray who mount. The advantage ot' seeing was sti 11 second on projected 50 percent of the race course from time. This was to be the last lap the pits and the racers never being completed by Robertson's more than three miles from the machine as the car lost a bolt out start/ finish truly brings the best of the rear suspension, ending of deser t and stadium racing their day. together. If you haven't competed Maness pitted for a d river in the Texas Challenge Off Road change after covering nine laps, Points Series yet, there is no time and with Tommy Bowling now at like the next race. The points the wheel. the car recorded its system for the Pro classes counts longest lap o f the race on lap 10 at five races out of the eight towards 12:91. This allowed Martin in his the final standings, so there is still Perman Supply & Manufacturing time to get started, The points Funco to pull within three minutes fund will pay back to the top ten of the leader. Joe Gray made two drivers. Look for the story on the more laps before he developed June running of the "Jack Rabbit engine troubles and retired on his 150" night race next month in 11th lap. Martin's Funco stayed Dusty Times. For more informa-close until the 12th lap when · tio n o n classes, rules or the points engine problems forced hi m out .syst e m , p lease call 1-800-of the race. With the handicap · 695-6616. s stem this dro ed Martin to ----I I I I I I I I I Jim Maness led the first lap and most of the race overall. and you can see why I they call the place Notrees. Maness moved into third in series points I standings with the overall victory. I Joe Gray started first of the Pros, in his Dir Trix, and he faced 14 laps in Pro 3 and won the class and was second overall in the Pro ranks. Dusty Times ***** H E L P ***** We need your help . Dusty Times has been reporting on all off road activities for over eight years now and we would really like to know more about you than we do now. Would you be kind enough to fill out this demographic study (it only takes about two minutes) tear the page out or duplicate it and return to Dusty Times at your earliest convenience. Your anonymity _ is assured. Thanks for your help. ' A - PERSONAL 1. Your Age Spouses Age 2. Sex M/F 3. Married Single Divorced 4. Self Employed W-2 Wage Earner 5. Annual Income Spouse Income 6. Own Home Dollar Value Rent 7. How Many Children __ Ages Sex 8. How Many People In Your Household 9. How Many Read Dusty Times 10. Highest School Grade 12th 2 yr College_ 4 yr College_ --11. Spouse 12th 2 yr College_ 4yrCollege_ --8- VEHICLES 1. TOTAL STREET LICENSED VEHICLES OWNED ---Cars__ Trucks__ Trailers __ Motorhomes__ Motorcycles__ Quads _ _ 2. Do You Compete Off Road As A Driver __ Co Driver _ _ 3. Do You Own An Off Road Race Car __ Pre Runner _ _ Motorcycle_ _ Other __ 4. How Many Times A Year Do You Race ---5. How Many Times A Year Do You Support Others While They Are Racing __ C-ANNUALEXPENSES 1. Dollars Spent Annually On Race Vehicle __ 2. Race Related Travel & Hotels ---3. Tobacco Products ---4. Alcoholic Products ---0-DEMOGRAPHIC 1. What State Do You Reside In ---2. What Is Your ZIP Code ---3. What Is Population Of City/Town You Reside In Rural__ 5,000 Up__ 25,000 Up __ 50,000 Up __ 100,000 Up __ July 1991 Page 51 ►

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: Class 1 O.R.E. w/3.5 liter Porsche motor and Hewland DG-300. The motor is fuel injected, twin plug-twin ingition Porsche racing _motor (approx. 600 miles on motor). The gearbox was prepared by Doug Fortin and has first class parts throughout. UMP PIS, Wright rack, Palmer arms, Summers hubs front and rear, vented rotor rear brakes by Cone, with Corvette calipers, Tilton Pedals, Patterson sump tank, Fox shocks, mil-spec sealed switches, the list goes on ... Car complete, ready to race with spare shocks tires & wheels, dump cans. misc motor parts, etc. MAKE OFFER, you could be Unlimited class racing for less than you think! NO TRADES. Call Mark at (805) · 541-2012. FOR SALE: '67 Pre runner, full cage, 2310cc FAT Type 4 motor. Currently registered, 100" wb, Fuel Safe, Wright, Super Seats, Fox, Bilsteins, Sway-A-Way, Simpson. Less thaIJ 500 miles on car; motor new. Much more. Will sell car or motor separately. Call Bob at (503) 668-6033. · 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: As seen in July 'Dune Buggies & Hot VW's' JIMCO, Class 2, 117" wb, lY wide coil-over beam, Wright arms and rack & pinion, Foddrill spindles, Summers disc brakes, UMP power steering, Fox coil-over shocks, Beard seats, 30 gal. buel cell, Flame Out, JG trans w/torque limiters, FAT 2.7 liter Type 4, dual carbs, 930 Turbo c.v.'s, Super Boot axles, secondary torsion. Very sano, won overall at La Rana New Years 200. $22,000.00. !Call Jerry at Penhall ab (714) 650-3035. ::::--'rs:;:,,..--:,--FOR SALE: 1984 Funco 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. 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. j FOR 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). t "" ~-:!' . ~ , ~="-*l;.~"¥-, i~--FO R SALE: Qµadravan-1976 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. SALE: '79 Ford prerunner. New 351C 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 as (702) 792-3665. FOR SALE OR TRADE: 1985 Berrien, must sell! Make offer. Call evenings (817) 283-7474. 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 paint, 727 Torque Flite. $20,000.00 firm Bob Leighton (714) 783-0931. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Neth/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 SJ\, : Nedi 1-1600. This 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 evening. 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. ,------------.. ------------... -----·-------------...-~~· I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I ; DUSTY TIMES. : I I I I I I I I I ·I I I Classified Advertising rate is only $10 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. · NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPifIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word ~lassified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. _All classified ads must be paid in advance. Enclosed is $ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. 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 $14,000.00Call (805) 772-9030 days (805) 995-1352 nites. FOR SALE: Short course, l / 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. 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 ( 7 I 4) 883-0792 or David at (714) 683-8839. 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: 1988 Toyota 7S Xtra 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. I . 1 I I ·I I I Name Address ---------~------------- Phone _______ _ City ___________________ State _____ Zip ______ _ Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 5331 Derry Ave., Suite 0 Agoura, CA 91301 FOR SALE: Complete racing company -SCORE/HDRA 7 4x4, SCORE/HDRA 7S, both Jeep Commanches, 2 complete 5-1600, l new Class 5, some sponsors included. Too many items to list. $150,000.00 . Terms. Call (714).279-9250. I FOR SALE: '62 VW SCORE I legal old Class 5 car, Beard, I Wright, Cal license, decent 1600 I D.P. Solid car. $2,500. Call (805) I 584-8134. Page 58 July 1991 Dusty Times

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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. Cal I Daniel Bowen, be first to own your own car. (412) 588-0619. FOR SALE: COL WAY RALLY TIRES. Rally Plus and Plus-4, available in 13" and 14" sizes. Call Erik at (503) 234-7843. 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: 002 Bus trans, with 091 diff, HL·wland gears 3:50, 2:14, 1:50, 1:2 1, 4.86 ring & pinion, all crack checked, race ready. $900.00. Call (213) 640-2311. WANTED: Want to huild a race truck? Class 7S in beginning stage. Looking for someone to help build it over the summer of '91 and race it in La Rana opener in January. Wanted, someone with previous experience in building race trucks. Contact Mike (714) 948-3065. FOR SALE: 1979 Ford E350 Quadravan. new engine, trans-mission, fuel pump, starter, oversize radiator, Detroit Locker, A /C, stereo, amp, 4 captains chairs, Daylighters, cow catcher, storage boxes. Great chase vehicle. $5,800.00. Call (213) 457-7967. FOR SALE: Si.1spension parts. Rear 1 x4 Woods arms, new Dura Rlue <JJO stuh axles & flanges, new 930spline, 23"Sway-A-Way axles, new c.v. hoots & flanges, Bilstein shocks. Wright 12" wide heam, Wright arms, tie-rods & ends, Rilstdn shocks. First $1,250.00 takes all. (714) 956-8891. FOR SALE: Class 1 Supertruck. 1989 F,ird F-150, 24" wheel travel front and rear, 650 plus hp, Art Carr, knockoffs, 4 wheel discs, Fox shocks, all Chromoly, &:nrds, plus more. Best of every-thing. 150K invested; sncrifin: $55,000.00. Call (602) 439-1931. MUST SELL: Bnjn Bug pre-runnl'r. '67 pnn, '70frontend, 17 gal gns tnnk, Bilsteins, good sents, new tires & wheels. Slightly improved 1600 engine. Cnr was street legal Californin, has been de-plated. Will need new exhaust, nothing more to be street legal. Needs paint & some loving care. Need cash for medical bills -make offer. Call (818) 889-5600 days or (818) 363-7127 nites. DustyTimes FOR SALE: Funco, Super 1600 or Class 10. Bnsic car with the usual good stuff, McKenzie motor, genr hox, shop trannie. Good first car, race ready. I had to grow up and can't afford it any mo re. $6,500.00. (213) 592-5796. FOR SALE: Race or prerunner. 1984 Ford, 1991 fiberglass 351 W .C.6. Ford 9" rear, 5 new BFG's on new Ultra Wheels, Winters shifter, Mastercraft, full cage, needs assembly. $ I 0 ,000.00 invested. Asking $8,000.00 all or part flex. Jamey (619) 355-2011. -FOR SALE: 1-1600 short course car. 1990Championshipcar, very reliable, Goshen motor, Race Ready. Freshened up for 1991 season. Fox, Centerlines, Wright rack , power steering, 930 c.v.'s, spnre wheels & tires, spare parts & single axle trailer. $5,000.00. Call (303) 466-1458. FOR SALE: Like new 2-1600 chassis. 115" wb, chromoly, aluminum body, front beam & trailing arms, front bumper, all skid plates, dash, wiring, nets, fabrication complete. Cnll Moul-ton Racing Chassis (805) 298-1212. FOR SALE: 1991.Mirage 1-1600 "All new", raced 4 times. Best & latest technology. 11 T wb, Fox, Wright, CNC, SAW, etc. Pro-Am trailer, 26' tool room, rest room, awning, AC/DC $27,900.00 for the whole thing, extras, all goes. (916) 929-4418 days, (916) 988-3928:ifter 6 p.m. FOR SALE: Class 10 race trans. 4.57 ring & pinion; 3.55 1st, 1.35 2nd, 1.65 3rd, 1.37 4th FTC gears. AMS race cliff (091) Chromoly. All parts, including ,ase nrL· new! $2,800.00. Call Dnvi,l (714) 441-1212. FOR SALE: 24' Commnnder moror home, 413 Dodge, self-nmt,1i1wd . custom hnuling set-up, radial tin·s, a,H1ing. gcnerntnr. nir c<>n,lithming. Reen pnrt of n rnce t,·nm sincL' new with excellent ser-vice & mnintenance. Ready for tov.-<>r supp,1rt. $7,500.00. Call (619) 256-1056 dnys, or (619) 242-5144 nites. Ask for Myron. FOR ~ALE: 1986 Broughan 28' pull trnila. Like new, 2 single l:x·ds, 2 Queen heds, 40 gal fuel tnnk . 2 50 gnl watL'r tanks, toilet, shower, OVL'n, range, micro, rL·fridge, sink, stereo, generator, awning, A/C, heater, TV antenna, custom paint. $14,000.00. Call Richnrd (7 I 4) 997-1848. ,-:oR SALE: 1-1600 Raceco, 115" wh, Wright, Fox, Beard, PnrkL·r Pumper, Fuel Safe, Neal, Centerline. Very clean & well prepped. Bought one year ago in California and not raced in 2½ years. Rendy to race! Many spares, kept inside. $6,000.00. Phoenix (602) 893-9361. FOR SALf OR TRADE: 2 sentL"r, 126"wh, 2700ccTypelV, 091 4 speed trans with Hew land. Both huilt & mnintained by FAT Performance. CNC pedals, Fox, Taylor Made seats, Summers, Foddril spindles, 930 c.v.'s, Wright rack and pinion with powL·r nssist. Lots of spares, including wheels & tires. All very clean! Will separate. Looking for clenn street k·gnl 4WD truck. Call KTM (916) 652-0850 or (916) 652-0057. FOR SALE: 1986 Class 2, Bar-rien frame. Bilsteins, secondary suspension. Summers Bros hubs & torsion. Parker Pumper. hus trnns with Hewland genrs, Jamar pedals. 2 ,OO TypL' I motor, 2 sets of Cent.-rlines with tires. Rnce rendy! $ I 0.500.00 Call Richard nr (714) 9<}7-1848. RALLY CARS and parts: Corolla GTS $6,500 -$8,500. Engine, hody, suspension, trnns, rear end nnd Euro (;'rA spares IN STOCK. Also, wheels nnd tires, new nnd used. Will ship any-whL·re. Cnll Topi (818) 765-5542 6-10 p.m. PST. FAX (818) 764-1051. FOR SALE: Class 10, 2 seat Hi-Jumper, 117" wh, bus trans, Wright rack, arms, combos, P / S, Parkn Pumpers, Mnstercraft SL'nt'>, Simpson Safety, Center-lines, Edwards tires, etc. Less engine, $6,500.00. For further info. call Steve Casagrande Rac-ing. (805) 949-6017 work, (805) 272-1305 home. FOR SALE: Very competitive 5-1600 with strong track record in desert and short course. Fox shocks, Beard seats, chro-mo front end, R & P steering, Wright com hos & arms. Rebuilt & ready to race. Some spares included. $7,500.00 Call Ross Craft at (805) 945-5026. July 1991 FOR SALf: Mirage, Class 2, 125'' wb, Chromoly chassis, Saw-yer 2388cc 190hp Toyota motor, Mendeola Hewland DG-300, Cornutt rear arms & hubs, Cone axks, sec . .arms & torsions, Wright rack, arms, combos, Fox Coilnvers, UMP p/s, Modine rod, Benrd seats, Deist Safety, Auto Meter, Tilton starter, Cen-terlines & muc h m ore. $25,000.00. For further info. call Steve Casagrande Racing. (805) 949-6017 work, (805) 272-1305 home. FOR SALE: Class 5, built by Mir-age Chassis. Wright front end, Wright rack, combo spindles, Wright arms, power steering, Fox Shox, 16" travel, Woods rear arms, 930 c.v.'s, Sway-A-Way bars & axles, Super Boot, Jeff Fields bus IRS trans, front & rear suspension 12" wider, 20" rear travel, 2070cc Type I motor, 30 gal fuel cell, dual batteries, Beard seats, Simpson harness' and new pnint sincL' picture. Built as Mir-age shop pre-runner, but would makL· great race car. Chromoly chassis. Very nice car with all the good parts. Sacrifice $9,500.00. C1II Mirage (805) 940-5515. FOR SALE: Runderson Class I 0 single sent, 125"wb, FAT Rabbit, JG trans, Fox coil-overs, Fnbricn-tion hy J. Penhall. Recently race prL'ppeJ nnd ready to go. $16. 500.00 obo. Trailer also nvailnhle. Call Mark at (714) 751-3000 lbvs, (714) 540-4829eves. FOR SALE: Class 2, 114'' with fresh 2 180. Wright front suspen-sion, Trick and ,.uperboot rear. Mastercraft seats, A TL cell, Cen-terline, Yokohama and Jamar. Ready to race. $5,500.00 includ-ing spares, or trade for travel trailer. Call Dave (916) 621-0022. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS · Auto Meter Products Inc. . . . . . . . 49 Bilstein Corp. of America . . . . . . . 17 Bonneville Off Road Racing . . . . . . 5 Brush Run 101 ............. . 27 Cactus Racing Products . . . . . . . . 18 Castex Inc. E-Z Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Champion Bead Lock Co. . . . . . . . 14 Competitive Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cone Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Deist Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 DeNunzio Racing Products . . . . . . 46 Desert Tz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 FAT Perfonnance -Centerline . . . . . 7 Ford Motorsports . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 FAT Superstition 250 VIII . . . . . . . 13 Gennan Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Rod Hall Driving School . . . . . . . . 22 HORA Nevada 500 . . . . . Back Cover Kawaguchi Honda Equipment . . . . 29 La Rana Mini Baja 400 . . . . . . . . . 9 LC. Engineering ........ : . . • . . 8 McKenzie Perfonnance Products . . 25 Nevada Off Road Buggy . . . . . . . . 39 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . . . • . 11 PCI Race Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Pike·s Family Restaurant . . . . . . . 41 Prism Design & Development . . . . 15 Race Ready Products . . . . . . . . . . 43 Racers Tool & Supply . . . . . . . . . 28 R.LH. Communications ........ 47 Marvin Shaw Engineering . . . . . . . 44 SNORE Midnight Special . . . . . • . . 2 Mr. Sticker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sube Sports . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . 3 7 Trackside Photos Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tri-Mil Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ultra Wieel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Valley Performance -Hewland . . . 16 Ventura Raceway . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Wright Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Coming Next Month ••• ■ SCORE Baja Internacional ■ Memorial Day 100 in Wisconsin ■ MTEG at Texas Stadium in Dallas ■ VORRA Yerington 400 ■ CRS Glen Helen Rally Sprin.ti ■ SCCA Susquehanock Trail PRO Rally ■ SNORE Caliente 250 ■ FORDA at Sharpes, Florida ■ Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race ■ WRC Acropolis Rally ... Plus all the Regular Features Page 59

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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 fornts :contact: 12997 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, Nevada 89124 (702) 361-5404 FAX (702) 361-5037 5th race of the HDRA/SCORE desert series.