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1996 Volume 13 Number 11 Dusty Times Magazine

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"-. . \ Covering the world of competition in the dirt

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an TERRIBLE'S TO N October 25, 26, 27 Eldorado Valley, Nevada $500.00 additional bonus to first in Class HEAVt/ MET AL Ill $1500.00 guaranteed ,nini,nu,n purSetothefirstplacefinishers in Class 1/2-Unlimited, 5-Unlimited, 1/2-1600, Class 10, Heavy Metal, and Mini Metal with a 10 car Minimum class! $1000.00 guaranteed ,nini,nu,n purse to the first place finisher in Class 9 and 5-1600 with a 10 car minimum class! Entry forms for preregistration are available from SNORE. Contact Joe Ross c/ o Tate & Snyder Architects, 709 Valle Verde Court, Henderson, NV 89014, Tel. 702-456-3000 for forms. Entry fees/ deposits are not refund-able. However, if notification is made to SNORE prior to race registration that y0u cannot compete in the event, fees may be transferred to another SNORE race within the same calendar year. There is a $10.00 fee on all returned checks. Registration will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Terrible's Town Casino & Bowl, Major & Boulder Hwy. Henderson, Nevada Friday, October 25th. Technical Inspection & Contingency will be held on Friday, October 25th at Terrible's Town Casino & Bowl , in Henderson, Nevada from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Drawing for starting order will be Friday, October 25th after Sign-up, Tech, & Contingency at Terrible's Town Casino &Bowl. There will be no fun run or pre-run for this race. If yOU are on the course before the race yOU will be disquali-fied with no refund of entry fee. Mandatory Drivers Meeting will be held at the Start/Finish line Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 pm SHARP! Race Starts at 3:00 pm SHARP 1111 The Course is 200 miles total (appro<imately 40 miles per lap) Class l/2-Unlimited, l/2-1600, 5-Unlimited, & Class 10 will run 5 laps. Class 5-1600, Class 9, Heavy Metal, Mini Metal, Sportsman Truck, & Sportsman Buggy will run 4 laps, Class 11 will run 3 laps. Lights Auxiliary lighting will be required on all race vehicles Awards Banquet will be held 10:00 an on Sunday, October 27th at Terrible's Town. Hotels & Motels are near by here are some names and reservation hotlines: SNORE'S Prefered Hotel The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino 4000 West Flamingo Road 800-331-5334 Sam's Town 5111 Boulder Hwy. 702-457-7777 Super 8 5288 Boulder Hwy. 702-435-8888 Nevl]da Palace 5255 Boulder Hwy 800-634-6283 Boulder Station 4111 Boulder Hwy. 702-432-7777 IARACING Vit,/GASOLINE -=-■••,.···~-~ r:::w:a ■■•~~LL■■ 1"he Offlclal Fuel of SNORE Don't forget to pre-order your race fuel from Screamer Enterprises at 310-802-8913 CLASS 1/2, 1/2-1600, 5, 10 HEAVY METAL, MINI METAL CLASS9 CLASS 5-1600 CLASS 11 SPORTSMAN BUGGY AND TRUCK RACE MANAGMENT FEE INSURANCE ALL CLASSES $310.00 $310.00 $165.00 $165.00 $75.00 $75.00 $10.00 $95.00 FOR MORE INFO CAll THE SNORE HOTLINE 702 .. 452 .. 4522 (6{J ~~1:~Cfs~ SWAY•A•WAY DUSTY TIMES BFGaodricfj TOTAi. PERFORMANCE ~ s.,i.,.,._...-r.u,n1plfM"fth 12 ~ q:SK6l? T~~tt (yMPJ .. DIP'Cl"MANoa ~ -l~I . (I DE rJ_yr:g1Q]J ~~ RIIISL'l. , .

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Volume 13 - Number 11 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Edit~r Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Circulation 0. Osborne Contributors Jim Baker C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Carol Clark Jim Culp John Elkin Homer Eubanks Michelle Halverson Martin Holmes Daniel Mainzer Jimmy Messick Troy Robinson Bob Rule Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Judy Smith T rackside Photo Inc. Art Director Larry E. Worsham SNAPSHOT November 1996 -ILLII OPnOMI IIACIIIG _., Subscription Rates: llrlrlS!riescf~.Racing• $20.00 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: ~ill be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editi_ng. DUSTY TIMES, (ISSN 87 50-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408, (818) 882-0004. Copyright 1983 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. · Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing office. POSTMASTER: Send address change to Dusty Times, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla· St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. OF THE MONTH ••• Some of you folks out there won't remember this scene, it was before your time, but this-is downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street to be exact at the 1985 Mint 400 contingency. Those were the days when the Mint 400 usually fielded 400 cars, in fact, one year there were more than 500 cars entered. Oh, the old days! Photo by Richard K. Schwalm. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies"or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8xl0 will be considered. Dusty Times November 1996 In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page SODA Crandon World Charopionship by Judy Smith ......... 8 Ojibwe Rally by Andy Schupak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 WRC Rally of 1000 Lakes by Martin Holmes ................ 20 Glen Helen Round 6 by Ron Miller ..... ~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Perris Speedway by Homer Eubanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Perris Speedway by Ron Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Rocky Point by Southwest Off Road News .................. 32 DEPARTMENTS Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes ...................................... ~ ....... 6 Checkers by The Big Wahzoo ............................. 24 Spirit Racing by Sam Wilshire ................ ............ . 26 Mag 7 Baja 1000 Report by Philip Breedlove ................ 35 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Classified Ads ................................... 41, 42, 43 Index to Advertisers ..................................... 43 Las Vegan Brian Collins in his first season of SODA racing won the Class 1 / 2 championship points with Chevy power in his Chenowth, and earned enough points to survive an accident in the fall that kept him from competing in the last race of the season. . Fellow Las Vegan Brendan Gaughan won the Class 13 SODA championship last year and repeated this year in Class 8 in a Walker Evans Racing prepared Dodge in only his second year of racing big VB trucks in'the SODA series. Color Cover Photography by Track.side Photo Inc. ta S~7~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $20.00 □ 2 years - $30.00 □ 3 years - $40.00 (no credit oar<k please) I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I • I 1 Take advantage of your subscription bonus .• I I Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. I I I (Form on inside back page) I Name _____________________ _ I I Address __________________ _ I I City ----------------------1 I Stace _ __________ Zip -----------1 I I Send check or money order to: I DUSTY TIMES I 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408,_ (818) 882-0004 , ·canadia~ - 1 year $25.00 U.S.• Overseassubscnptton rates on request) Page 3

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Happenings ••• P.O. Box645 CORVA SPECIAL EVENT 1996-97 Pierre, SD 57501 1601 10th St. December 6, 7, 8, 1996 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) Sacramento, CA 95814 Chevrolet Off Road Winter Series (605) 224-9481 (800) 237-5436 Don Engleman (Bikes) GORRA ASOCIACION EST AT AL Silver State 300 (605) 224-4967 D&T PROMOTIONS Georgia Off Road de AUTOMOVILISMO Mesquite, NV to GUMBO BUTTES Dave Van Deren Racing Association Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Ely, NV (point to point) BAJA & MOTOCROSS 2405 Baker Ave 420 Hosea Road APTO42 September 18-20, 1997 Communications & Information Everett, WA 98201 Lawrenceville, GA 30245 San Jose del Cabo Vegas to Reno, NV Scott Olson (605) 224-5822 (206) 339-9079 ( 404) 963-0252 Baja Calif. del Sur, Mexico 500 mile point to point race FAX (605) 224-5822 (All short course events at Thurston County ORV Park) GREAT PLAINS OFF ROAD AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPONSHIP RACING ENTHUSIASTS RACING ASSOCIATION DECATUR GPORRA Darryl Smith Jim Baker C.J. Richards FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB 13621 Pierce St. 19 Somers St. P.O. Box 1583 P.O. Box332 Decatur, TX 76234 Omaha, NE 68144-1122 Cashmere, Queensland, Ogden, Utah 84402 Fair Haven, VT 05743 Tom Allen ( 402) 333-0517 Eve. 4500, Australia (801) 627-B.O.R.E. (802) 265-8618 (800) 662-3649/ (214) 641-2090 Keith Koesters 0l l-18-07-3298-5522 6716 N. 106th St. BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY CLAffiTON HI-JACKERS DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS Omaha, NE 68122 AUTOCROSS QUEBEC R.R.3 I.C.O. Tom DeLauder Sr. 1865 Commander Drive ( 402) 496-0846 Eve. OFFROAD Brighton, Ontario, Canada K0K-lH0 1091 Twp. Line Road Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (all races at Weslfair Fair Grounds, Class 10 cars only (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (520) 855-6125 Council Bluffs, Iowa on a ¾ mile course Serge Lambert (330) 532-4589 similar to the MTEG tracks, and Classes z, 65 Rue de Valcourt 1996 BRUSH RUN Short Course and Cross Country FORDA z-z6oo, 7S and Ouad under SODA rules) Blainville, Quebec, Canada K7B lHl POINTS SERIES Off Road Racing at Lil' Florida Off Roaders (514) 434-5792 P.O. Box 101 Beaver Park, Lisbon, Ohio Drivers' Association IOK FOUR WHEELERS Crandon, WI 54520 2750 Cozumel Drive #1116 P.O. Box36 BAJA INTERNATIONAL (715) 478-2222 CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO Melbourne, FL 32935 Cleves, Ohio 45002 P.O. Box 392 SAN VICENTE (407) 254-5167 (All events staged at the club grounds Calexico, CA 92232 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES San Vicente Off Road in Clet1es, Ohio) Apartado Postal 3 l / 163 Donna Chizma, CRS Director Ensenada, BC, Mexico FUDPUCKER INTERNATIONAL Mexicali, BC, Mexico 521 Los Angeles Ave., #F USA Jan Wright (011 52 617-46834) RACINGTEAM (Mexicali (65) 55-62-83 Simi Valley, CA 93065 Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo 250 Kennedy, #2 ICE RACING ASSOCIATION Off Road Races (805) 523-1387 (61637 /7 0034) Chula Vista, CA 92011 P.O. Box 8105 Mike Gibeault, SCCA Steward (619) 427-5759 St. Paul, MN 55108 BAJA PROMOTIONS, 149 No. Rawhide CMC October 18-20, 1996 Steve Beddor LTD.S.A. Ridgecrest, CA 93555 Continental Motosport Club Superstition 250 XII (612) 937-3816/Fax-474-2769 Lou Peralta (619) 375-8704 P.O. Box 3187 Lake Superstition, CA INTER-SHOWS . P.O. Box 8938 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 December 30-31, 1996 MOTORSPORTS Calabasas, CA 91302 C.O.D.R.A. (714) 367-1141 Dunaway Dash PROMOTIONS, INC. (818) 340-5750 CENTRAL OREGON Fax: (714)367-1608 Plaster Citv West, CA P.O. Box 2910 DESERT RACING Mission Viejo, CA 92690 BEST IN THE DESERT Terry Silbaugh COLORADO HILL GLEN HELEN OHV PARK (714) 364-0515 RACING ASSOCIATION 20515 Whitehaven Circle CLIMB ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6950 Casey Folks, Director Bend, OR 97702 Barb Vahsholtz, President San Bernardino, CA 92412 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 3475 C Boulder Highway ( 541) 389-2044 (719)531-3642 W / (719)687-9827 H (714)880-1733 4WD'CLUB Las Vegas, NV 89121 October 12, 1996 P.O. Box 8286 (Contact BBM Marketing Promotions, P.O. Box465 (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 Whisky Springs 400 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 P.O. Box 582, Lakewood, CA 90714 Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C-SL2 March 28-30, 1997 ' Millican. OR (719) 653-8449 (310) gBB-6250 Bob(604)374-7175 days Tonopah 30Q November 23, 1996 1996 Off Road Series Randy (604) 579-9621 eves Tonopah, NV CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA CHCA Banquet Points Races Keith ( 604) 828-1 795 anytime June 20:22, 1997 RACING ASSOCIATION Location TBA October 29, 1996 (All events start 7 miles NW of Kamloops) DEST Page 4 November 1996 Dusty Times

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LA RANA DESERT RACING P.O. Box 1365 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (619) 240-1335/ (619) 240-1312 Fax: (619) 961-7407 October 18-20, 1996 High Desert 200 Johnson Valley, CA November 15-17, 1996 Spangler 300 Ridgecrest, CA MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, MI 48837 (517)627-6200 MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION Steph Sabo, Vice Pres. MAORA 19 Lakeshore Dr Nashville, IL 62263 (618) 327-9312 Mike Turner, Vice Pres. LTOR 2508 Pine Mattoon, IL 61938 (217) 235-2473 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series produced /ry Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING 438 W . Arrow Hwy., Ste #30 San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 394-3265 Phone (909) 394-3266 Fax January 3-4, 1997 Barstow, CA February 28-March l, 1997 Barstow, CA Mav, 2-3, 1996 Barstow, CA Julv 11-12, 1997 Barstow, CA September 5-6, 1997 Barstow, CA October 24-25, 1997 Barstow, CA November 28-29, 1997 Lucerne, CA MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barrett 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, MI 48506 (810) 736-9221 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #1 -Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 ... ...:-.::.:::..-::.. -·-----= - I -------··--------= ------_, ...... ... --.. .. ~ . .... , ___________ ;,__ ____ ,. __ , __ .. __ _ -- . :.::=....:....•--· ... --.. -·,.·------· , _______ .., __ , .. _______ .,. ____ ...... . ~~-~:::=:=::.==---...::====:=: ... _.., _____ ,, _______ _ ,_,,_ .. _ -···-·-----·----Page 6 OFF ROAD ADVENTURES Four Wheel Drive Excursions P.O. Box 1154 Arcata, CA 95518 (707) 822-8508 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 ( All races are at Mountain Shadow Lake Take I-IO Horizon Blvd exit east 12 miles) OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel (216) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds, Cadiz, Ohio September 28, 1996 ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Bob Joseph, President 80 Hempstead Dr. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada LBW 2E7 - (905) 574-7068 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 18700 Lake Perris Drive Perris, Riverside County, CA 1-800-976-RACE PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King P.O. Box277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/ (518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 (303) 779-6622 October 18-20, 1996 Lake Superior Pro Rally Houghton, MI November8-10, 1996 Pacific Forest Pro Rally Olympia, WA SCORE Score International 12997 Las Vegas Blvd. So. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 November 8-10, 1996 Tecate Baja 1000 Baia Norte, B.C .. MX SONS OF THUNDER 4WHEELERS Race Division Keith Stewart (714)522-1899 S.C.T.A. Southern California Timing Association Elice Simonis Tucker 22048 Vivienda Ave. Grand Terrace, CA 92324 (714) 783-8293 SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 452-4522 October 25-27, 1996 KC HiLites Twilight 200 Eldorado Valley, NV December 6-8, 1996 Vegas300 Jean, NV SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box706 Parklands, 2121 South Africa (011) 788-5138 Fax (011) 880-2170 November 7-8, 1996 Roof of Africa Rallv SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Wolfe 7839 W . North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 ( 414) 453-SODA SWORDS South West Off Road Racing Desert Series 4209 So. CR 1300 Odessa, TX 79765 Mike Parker (915) 337-3437 (All races held at Notrees, TX 25 miles west of Odessa. TX TORA Truck Racing Association Ray Carney, Director 7 Prutell Drive Apalchin, NY 13732 (607) 625-5676 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 / (619) 252-3093 October 26-27, 1996 Toys for Tots Off Road Poker Run Barstow, CA UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (All events at Owego Motor Sports Park, Rte. 434, Owe)!o, NY) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 October 26-27, 1996 VORRA's Championship Race Prairie City SVRA Park Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson ( 604) 538-0692 WORRA, P.O. Box 3241 Sumas, WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire 1255 Waverly Drive Latrobe, PA 15650 (412) 532-0802 Wl-fiPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602) 971-3730 November 2, 1996 Buckeye Blast Buckeye, AZ December 7, 1996 Point to Point Sonoyta to Rocky Point Sonora, Mexico WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 So. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh,WI54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP October 12-16, 1996 Italia Sanremo Sanremo, Italy November 3-6, 1996 Catalunya Costa-Brava Spain November 24-27, 1996 Network QRAC En1?land 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI 54901 ( 414) 426-0470/ (414) 982-7306 AffENTION RACE&RALLY ORGANIZERS List :your coming events in Dl.i, -:-y TIMES free! It is the only way some fans knowabout:yourevent, if they don't ha. '/'<'n to be on :your club mailing list. Don't :,,li. but mail :your 1996-97 schedule as soc n as possible for listing in this column; it c ,u Id bring )'OU some extra entries! Mail :your race rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 20, ·5 1 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 9131 1-4404. November 1996 Trail Notes ••• 1997 RACE SCHEDULES -It's almost 1997 and some of the promoters have released their schedules for next year; so thought we would set them down here for this issue. Look for them in Happenings next month. SNORE has announced their '97 schedule as follows: February 8, 1997 BOTTOM DOLLAR, March 15, 1997 SOUTHERN NEVADA 200, May 17, 1997 CALIENTE 250, August 2, 1997 MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, September 2 7, 1997 S.N.O .R.E. 250, October 25, 1997 TWILIGHT 200, December 13, 1997 VEGAS 300. For further information call the SNORE Hotline at (702) 452-4522. LA TE FLASH!!! SNORE has just announced that the 1996 VEGAS 300 date has been moved from December 7 to December 14, 1996. This move has been made so as not to interfere in any way with the Chevrolet Winter Series to he 1held at Glen Helen on the December 6 through 8 weekend. Thank you SNORE. SCORE INTERNATIONAL has also announced their schedule for 1997 and it goes like this:January24-26, 1997 PARKER 400, March 7-9, 1997 SAN FELIPE 250, April 25-27, 1997 PRIMM 300,June 6-8, 1997 BAJA 500,July 11-12, 1997 FIREWORKS 250, October 3-5, 1997 LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE, November 12-15, 1997 BAJA 1000. IT'S GOOD TO SEE positive schedules appear as early as this, it is a great help to the racers in planning their l ~97 calendar and it al_so hdps Dusty Times in scheduling our print dates to coincide as closely as possible with desert racmg events. Thanks from all of us. THE SCORE 1996 LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE is now hisrory and we are pleased to report that a good bunch of cars and trucks, about 170, took the green flag at a very early 6:20 a.m. Saturday's racers in~lud~d all the buggy classes and the Sunday start fielded all the truck classes. Believe 1t or not, the racing was fast and furious and there were so many close battles in each class it was hard to keep score. We have the results of the buggy classes and show them here, full story next month. Ryan Thomas was first in Class 1 and first overall, beating out Doug Fortin by one minute and eighteen seconds. Fifth place Chet Huffman was only three minutes and change out of first place. Class 1-2-1600 belonged to Jason Hatz m four hours and thirty-nine minutes, beating Danny Porter by about a mmute and a half. Class 10 went to Andy Wehe in four hours and eighteen minutes, three and a half minutes ahead of Todd Denton. Class 5 was won by Michael James in four hours and thirty-three minute~, just four minutes ahead of George See~ey. Class ~-1600 wa~ won by ~nc Pavolka in five hours and twenty-three minutes, beatmg Tom D1ttf1eld by eight minutes. Class 9 belonged to Brian Jeffrey who bea_t Mark B~nders~m to the .flag by less than four minutes. Class 11 was won by Victor Baraias by JUSt 14 minutes. We just have the results of the truck classes and the Trophy~Trucks as we go to press but you will see all the results in next months Dusty Times. The Tr?phy-Truck race was split with half on Saturday and half ?n Sunday early 1_n the morning. Rob MacCachren won the Saturday bash with a flawless run m his Ford. MacCachren had a good Sunday also and won again to sweep the short two race series for himself and Ford. In the Pro classes on Sunday Dale White won Class 8, Jerry McDonald won Class 7 in a Chevy S-10 and Scott Steinberger won Class 7S in a Ford Ranger. In Protruck action Chuck Harris won in a Che~rolet. Steve W1lhams won Stock Mini truck class in a Ford Ranger. Marc Stem won class Stock F~ll Size in a Ford F-150. Watch for in depth coverage of this unique Nevada race m the December issue. THE FINAL FLAG fell last July over Don Guth who won the 1970 SNORE 250 in a Hi Jumper. Guth passed on last July in Gabbs, Nevada where he had lived in recent years. He was one of the first to win on a long event in the rough Nevada terrain. Our sincere sympathy to his wife and family. THE FINAL FLAG also claimed Javier Espinosa early in September. He was killed while taking off from a fish camp with four tons of lobsters and the plane went down. Sadly his wife was killed two weeks earlier in a traffic accident on the highway. They leave two small children. What a shock for the family. Our condolences to all who knew Javier. PIKE'S SER\J ICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIEN-OS.~·•· THANKS! r;e~'i5] RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS .Mobil SERVICE EVERY DAY ' YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT Dusty Times

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CRANDON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OFF ROAD RACES Flannery Wins The Big Bucks By Judy Smith Phot.os: Track.side Phot.o Inc. Rob MacCachren had his Class 4 Ford running well, minus a little body work. Rob led a parade of Las Vegans who did well at Crandon. Jack Flannery set out to win the feature race on Sunday, the Manufacturers' Challenge that carries a hefty purse as well as prestige. He had the Class 4 Chevrolet in top shape for the event which had a super field and Jack ran hard to the victory. J ack Flannery, Crandon's favorite son, finally got his new Class 4 Chevy working the way he wanted it to, and he capped the weekend by winning the high-dollar Borg W arner Automotive Cup event in C randon, Wiscon-sin on the Labor Day holiday. There was plenty of good racing leading up to the Sunday after-noon, starting with qualifying on Friday afternoon for the drivers who wanted to race for Sunday's $25,000. guaranteed purse. There were 34 wanna-be entries, and only 20 spots. And five of those spots were pre-designated to the drivers who finished in first through fifth in the June Gover-nor's Cup event at Crandon. Those five, Curt LeDuc, Scott Douglas, Jamey Flannery, Bren-dan Gaughan and Dan Vanden Heuvel still needed to qualify in order to determine their starting position, but even if they had a bad Friday, they were guaranteed a spot in the big money event. Each qualifying driver got two runs around the 1. 7 mile long course on Friday afternoon and evening, and at the end of the day the fast times had been run by Jimmie Johnson in his Chevy at 1 :29.26. Jack Flannery had second quick time at 1:29.74, and Greg George, in a Chevy also, recorded third fastest time at 1 :30.41. The qualifying gave the drivers a chance to see what the course was like, and what they disco-vered was that it was pretty much the same as in previous years, except that the proprietors of the Crandon Raceway, the Wolf-shead Sportsman's Club, had groomed it so it's smoother than ever. And in spite of the fact that they'd bought a "rock picking" machine, and reportedly removed tons and tons of rocks from the course, there were still plenty of them working their way up to the top and being tossed around by the tires. The weekend's festivities had started with a loosely organized display of the trucks in the center of town, concurrent with a gaggle of entertaining competitions, including pit crew tire changes and blindfold golf-cart slaloms. Then there was a parade and it was off to the race track to watch the qualifying. Saturday's schedule started with a big press confidence tossed by Chevy to announce that Evan Evans had been named their new spokesperson for the General Motors Mobility Program, which provides information and assist-ance to disabled individuals who need special equipment in their vehicles. Evans, a paraplegic in his first full year of racing with . SODA, has dominated the Class 13 series, driving a Chevy equipped with hand controls. Once the formalities were over it was time for practise, and early on it became apparent that this would be a hard fought weekend. Even the practise sessions were breathtaking. Actual racing didn't start until noon, and it was a combination of Class BS, a stock pickup class and Class 6, for American made sedans. The Class 6 cars started first, and Stan Ambroziak got the hole shot, heading for the timing tower 'way in front of the pack, but he had a front flat and that put an end to his race. Then it was Leonard Gehl in front, fighting off Rick Rayford in his Chevy Malibu. Greg Bekavac ran third in Curt LeDuc flew around to fifth place in the Heavy Metal Challenge in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Defending Class 8 points champion Scott Taylor usually does well at Crandon, but not this year: he finished third in Class 8 in his Ford. his Camara. The track had been watered a lot for this first event, and the drivers were fi nding it very slippery. Rayford's goggles broke and he had to grab his passenger's, losing a couple of positions while he made the transition. Bekavac moved up to second. One or two of the entries began to develop overheating problems, or other kinds of trouble, and by about halfway through the race a cloud of smoke hovered over the track, with no breezes to blow it away . Four cars fell out before they'd done two laps, but the rest of them hung in there most of the way. By lap four Rayford was back up into second place, still with Bekavac in third, and trying very hard to catch Gehl. Then Gehl's car began to smoke, and on the seventh lap he fell back several positions, giving off thick smoke and sporting a rear flat. Rayford, who'd lost his power steering, moved into the lead, and Bekavac came up to second. Mark Zab-locki was now third in his Che-velle. They took the checkered flag in that order, with Zablocki's car exploding in a cloud of steam after he crossed the finish line. Class BS is meant to be an . entry-level class for truck racers, and even calls for the drivers to have the factory shop manual that goes with the vehicle on board. Randy .Krall went into the lead early in his Ford Lightning, with Michael Oberg in second place for a while, but he disappeared after just one lap. Cory Friday moved up to second, while Cheryl Wal-ton pushed her Dodge through traffic after getting off to a bad start when she lost her tear-offs and got mud in her face and couldn't see. She'd moved up to third by the third lap. Krall's day had started poorly when he'd broken a wheel off in the morning practise, but his crew had things handled in time for the 1 race and now he was running with no trouble, and developed a good Jeff Probst didn't have any luck with his Class 8 Chevy. Andy Wald brought his Chevy truck east from South Dakota to Mark Zablocki put his Chevy Chevelle home third in Class 6 on Crandon. Saturday. Page 8 November 1996 Dusty Times

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Tim Christensen sailed his Mirage style Baja Bug into second place in Class 5-1600. Cheryl Walton brought her BS Dodge over from Michigan and the lady did a good job placing second in class. Harvey Wald had his 5-1600 ready to race and he finished some distance back. lead. Walton had moved into second by the fourth lap, with Friday now in third place. From then on they held their relative positions, and that's the way they took the checkered flag. The Class 11 two seaters went next, with 29 of them trying to get through Turn One at once. Most of them made it in good shape, and when they'd sorted them-selves out the lead belonged to Gary Behrens, in a Terminator. He pulled out a good lead, with Tim Christensen chasing in a Mir-age and then Michael Oberg run-ning third in his Phazer. As Behrens broadened his lead Oberg tried every way he knew to get around Christensen, but couldn't get it done. None of them were having any trouble. Glen Mathews had worked his Phazer up from a bad start to fourth place, and Cory Friday, who'd been in fourth, dropped back to about 19th and then started working his way up again. There was some great racing for fourth and fifth, with cars crowd-ing through the turns three abreast. And when it was all done, the winner was Behrens, who had a "pretty trouble-free run" in his ten-year-old car. Christensen took second, with Oberg third right behind him. The 5-1600s ran next, with nine entries.Terry Wolfe was not driving at this event, because he was sporting a broken arm, and his regular "team" driver, his brother, was ill and couldn't help out either. So the Wolfe sedan was sidelined. The course got a good dose of water before this event, so the drivers had slippery going. When they got to the offi-cial starting point, at the timing shed, they were missing Ron Karlman, whose car had become inoperative down in the quarry turn. John Greaves had Joe Eppers' car in the lead from the first turn, and Tim Christensen ( the same one who'd just finished second in Class 11 D ), ran second in his convertible. Tom Brock-man was up to third by lap three, and then they ran in that order to the end. John Mason, who'd looked good for a lap, couldn't get around a second time, and Bill Garbe's car wasn't healthy either. Harvey Wald, who came all the way out from South Dakota, had the wrong tires for the muddy conditions, and slid out a couple of times-. · · · Greaves built a long lead, with Christensen, who'd lost his gog-gles and had a face-full of mud off of Greaves' tires, a careful dis-tance back in second. The two of them built a long cushion between themselves and the rest of the pack, and took the checkered flag in first ;tnd second. Brockman, who was racing for the first time this season, finished in third Dusty Times place. ing him in his Laser. 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Rookie George Schultz took third place in the exhibition cha/-Californian Andrew Wehe got his 7S Ford around in fine style Jimmie Crowder completes a pass on his way to third in Clas$ lenge for the Class 6 and 13 entries. His Ford seemed a little and he finished fourth in class. 7S. down on power after a long day. Scott Douglas had his Ford working well on the rocky track. He was second in Class 4. From Las Vegas also Brendan Gaughan learned well from Walker Evans and he won Class 8 in his high flying Dodge. r,r and Seefeldt were so far out in front he didn't have a hope of catching them unless they really messed up Crowder, who'd been tangied up in the first turn off the start, and had stopped and put the car in reverse to get untangled, was up to fourth place by lap six and trying hard to gain another position. But Smith man-aged to fend him off. At the finish line it was Notary first, Seefelt second and Smith third. Crowder was glad to have worked his way up to fourth. They brought out the Class 13 trucks next, and 23 of them lined up for their start at about 2:40pm. They all made it through the hairy first turn, but Evan Evans emerged with a big dent in one quarter panel of his Chevy. He was in front. Lonnie Andrews was second in his Chevy, and Joe Zil-isch was third in a GMC, with David Reetz, in another Chevy, on his bumper. On the second lap Nicole Schlueter had her Ford up to fourth place, but Andrews was working hard to get back around her. By the fourth lap Evans had built a long lead, and now Zilisch ran second with Reetz in third and Andrews fourth. But Andrews moved up to third on lap six. By then they were in lapped traffic, and Evans was looking awesome out in front all by himself, never letting up for a second. Zilisch had a good race going, with Andrews holding steady behind him. Schlueter lost a tire and fell by the wayside, but Robert Flanagan who'd found a big hump in front of him off the start line, so he'd had to lift, now had his Chevy up through traffic to fifth place. By the end of the race Evans had nearly a halflap lead. He went on to take the win, and Zilisch finished second, with Andrews moving up to third as Deetz came to grief and spun out on the eighth lap, losing about seven positions. That moved Robert Flanagan up to finish fourth. With the Class 13 thunder still reverberating in the spectators' ears, the Class 9 /10 buggies lined up for their event. With 27 cars taking the green flag, it got a bit crowded and Aaron Hawley, who'd come out from Las Vegas for the race was flipped up and over and his car was finished for the weekend. The rest of them fol-lowed Tommy Bradley, another Las Vegas resident, in his Bradley chassis, as he grabbed the lead right off the flag. Scott Schwalbe ran second in his Toyota powered Attig, with Jeff St. Peter pushing hard in a Laser and then Todd Attig in fourth, with Roger Cad-dell fifth in his Chenowth. As fast as the Class 13 trucks had been, these cars were just a tad quicker around the course, like a flight of swallows, quick and maneuver-able. Because of the accident in the long straight that is the start area, there were yellow flags up for three laps, and what was usually a good place for passing was now just a hold-your-position stretch. This frustrated the racers, each of whom feld he'd lost an opportun-ity to move up a position in there, if only there hadn't been a yellow flag. Many thought that since the accident had occurred before the first lap was actually in the books, the officials should have waved the red flag and restarted the event. Lengthy discussions went on after the racing. Bradley held his lead, while Schwalbe, St. Peter and Attig fought for second place. 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PEIU'ORIIAICB to fourth place. St. Peter charged hard after Bradley, but Tommy was making no errors. Bradley, grinning from ear-to-ear, went on to take the win, and vowed to run the entire series next year. St. Peter, who characterized the event as "not a good race", was second, followed in by Cad-dell who reported that his motor was on its last legs. Schwalbe was fourth and Chad Hord, in the Probst Laser that Jeff Probst drove last year, finished fifth, reporting no problems. The Class 7S trucks lined up next, and as most of them charged around for the first lap John Greaves parked his Toyota in the grass in front of the Sky Boxes, victim of a mysterious timing problem. Todd Attig ran in front in a Ford, with Art Schmitt chas-ing hard in his Nissan and Jeff Kincaid in third in a Ford. Attig stayed in front, with Schmitt trying to catch him, and Kincaid broke a rocker on the fourth lap and began to fall back, running on three cylinders. That allowed Jimmie Crowder to move his Ford up to third, and with Kincaid in fourth, Californian Andrew Wehe, in a Ford, was ...... _. .... ..,/ 815 f.,twJ)''u Hl §.fr. , ~~-. , fifth. Billy Bowles was trying hard to get his Ford past Wehe, and there was some serious pushing and shoving, but Wehe held his position. On the fifth lap Schmitt got past Attig when Todd looped his truck in the corner by the start line, to take over the lead, and he began to move out. The rest of them followed in order. Crowder developed a rear flat on the sev-enth lap, but ignored it. Schmitt took the win with Attig, "pretty pleased", in second place and Crowder third. Interest-ingly, Schmitt now runs the same motor in his truck that he used to run in his unlimited buggy. The beautiful weather, in the eighties, with blue skies, fluffy white clouds and no threat of rain, . had brought out the spectators in extra big numbers for this Satur-day. Word was that since there was no home game for the Green Bay Packers their fans decided to have a look at the off-road races also, and had trundled up the road from Green Bay to get in on the fun. And they were firmly ens-conced on their lawn chairs and blankets, waiting for more racing as it headed towards five in the afternoon. Estimates were that some 30,000 spectators were in att~ndance on Saturday. The Class 4 race was next, with 18 of the 4x4s thundering through the first turn. Greg George had his Dodge first through Turn One, with Rob MacCachren right behind him in his Ford. But by the time they'd completed lap one, George was gone, a broken transmission fluid line putting him out of the race. MacCachren took over the lead, with Gerald Foster running second in his Chevy, and Scott Douglas who'd lost his brakes, third in another Ford. Jack Flannery, always the favorite at Crandon, hadn't made it through the quarry turn the first time, and sat in his Chevy waiting for a tow. 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io, . Michael Seefeldt drove his Berrien to second in Class 2-1600 after a long battle. Greg Smith made the long tow from Minnesota worthwhile when he put his Taylor in third place. Joe Zilisch ran hard to second place in Class 13. lead, but Foster had Curt LeDuc in a Jeep that had no brakes, Dou-glas, and Jamey Flannery in another Chevy all crowding up close and trying to take over that second place. On the fourth lap Douglas had moved up to second, but the others were still exchang-ing love taps, and pieces of body panels were flying high. LeDuc was now third, with Flannery fourth and Foster fifth. By the sixth lap MacCachren was wending his way through some ailing lapped traffic, and Jamey Flannery had dropped out. A black day for the Crandon folks. That moved everybody up a notch, with Jack Johnson, in Walker Evans' Dodge, in fifth · place. Evans was racing in Nash-ville, Tennessee in his NASCAR truck, and Johnson was holding down the fort. He'd blown a transfer case in the morning's practise, and had no front drive at this point. MacCachren "cruised" to a big lead, being careful not to break anything, and took the win easily. Douglas finished second, with LeDuc third and Foster, who was concerned abut hi:; low oil pres-sure, in fourth. Geoff Dorr had got his Ford past Johnson when he missed a shift on the eighth lap, and took fifth place. The spectators were still hang-ing in there, 'though it was now after five p.m. There were still Class 8 trucks to come. And they charged around that first turn 16 strong, with Brendan Gaughan in front in his Dodge. He later said that in practise he'd worked hard to find the good lines, and it seemed to have paid off. Jed Flannery was chasing him in a Chevy, with Dan Vanden Heuvel third in his Chevy. In fourth it was Scott Taylor in a Ford, and Jim-mie Johnson had his Chevy fifth. Gaughan was moving way out, clearly demonstrating that he'd taken lessons from Evans and remembered what he learned. Jerry Bundy brought his Jeep from New England to compete, and he won Class 3. Rick Rayford started the weekend with a win in his Chevy Malibu in Class 6 for American sedans. Flannery, Vanden Heuvel and Taylor were in a tight battle for second, which Taylor took over on the third lap. But he lost it to Johnson on lap four, when he was black-flagged for a stop and go penalty for hitting. Taylor wasn't the only one, there was plenty of hitting going on, but only Taylor got the stop and go. Some trucks were in trouble already, like Jim Hanson who blew an oil cooler and was sidelined, and Evan Evans and Jimmie Crowder, both of whom had been the recipients of some shoving and hitting and had ended up parked in the boulders with their drive lines damaged. Robert Flanagan's Chevy had a rear flat. By the sixth lap Johnson was creeping up on Gaughan, and Flannery held third with Taylor fourth and Dave Hockers in fifth place in a Ford. On the next lap Johnson, who's more comforta-ble in the mud than Gaughan, got by him. But Gaughan didn't worry too much, because as he drove by, he could see a fire under Johnson's rear end. And sure enough, he was parked on the next lap, and Gaughan was back in front. Now Flannery held second again, working hard all the way, with Taylor third and Hockers fourth. And that was the way they fin-ished, Gaughan getting his first Class 8 win and followed in by Flannery, Taylor, Hockers and Joe Zilisch in, his GMC. The Class 3 racers sat out last year because there were some rule changes that made many of them illegal, and most of them couldn't undertake the expense to update. For this event there were four on hand, ready to race, and SODA gave them a time slot. It was a five lap race, and only three of them made it, the fourth having broken his car in practise. Jerry Bundy put his elderly Jeep out in front right away and just stayed there, while Denny Chencharik ran second without his power steer-ing, and Jeff Mease felt underpo-wered in third. Bundy took the win, and announced that he'd be back next year in a new car. The SODA Lites, Odyssey-based vehicles, were next to go, and by now it was six thirty, and some of the fans had started to head home. These folks ran on a short section of the course, and did eight laps. They started like everyone else however, and got to slide through the treacherous Turn One, tossing rocks and eye-ing that looming embankment. All of pr NOW FOR SALE! 11ll!] WINNINGES11 TRUCK l1V Tl.TE DESEllT FO_UR CLASS 8 CHAMPIONSHIPS 1994 TROPHY TRUCK CHAMPION 24 CLASS WINS - 9 OVERALL WINS LEGAL IN SCORE CLASS 8 & TROPHY TRUCK John Greaves drove Joe Eppers 5-1600 to victory. CALL DJ OR FRANK AT VENABLE RACING - 909-654-0053 Dusty Times November 1996 Page 11

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Lonnie Andrews came from Michigan to run third in Class 13 in R.J. Flanagan flew his Chevy into fourth place in Class 13. Gerald Foster #405 placed fourth in Class 4 action. his Chevrolet. r,r them made it, and it was Phil Doyle in the lead, with Ren-nie Awana second, Joe Price third and Curt Callahan next. Awana took over the lead on third lap, and Doyle, who said his car had a "little bit of a bug", dropped to second place. Holgier Oksnevard had moved up to third now. Then Awana had a fuel delivery problem, and would slow, losing a position or two, and then recover and chase hard, try-ing to catch up. Doyle moved back up into the lead, and Oksne-vard went to second, while Awana gradually lost ground. At the fin-ish it was Doyle, Oksnevard, who said he thought he'd blown out his muffler, and Cory Friday was third, struggling with bad bra'kes. The sunny, warm day turned into a balmy evening as the specta-tors strolled back to their camp-sites or headed out onto the high-way. As the long dust settled over the facility, pit crews worked to repair Saturday's damage, because Sunday would be another racing day. When Sunday rolled around it was another beautiful day, slightly cooler than Saturday, and the spectators started setting up their folding chairs and blankets early on. By the time the racing got going, at about 11 :45, there was nearly a full house, and in a rever-sal of the usual scheduling, the women had the first race on the program. For eons they've always been the last to go, and the audiences have generally wan-dered off as the day neared its fin-ish, so that the ladies have done their racing before very small crowds. Not this time. The Class 11 women ran as one group, and because of the shortage of entries apparently, the rest of the buggies all ran together. That put a four unlimited cars in with a couple of Class 9 / 10s and some 1600s, which seems a bit rough on the 1600s, but they were outnum-bered. And that was probably because since the women were getting the first race, and since most share a car with a husband or friend, many husbands and spon-sors didn't want to risk having the car get damaged before they got their turn. Especially since this was getting to be very close to the end of the season. The Unlimited buggies took off first and it was Paula St. Peter in front, with Tina Crowder, driving an unlimited car for only the second time, in second place. Tina Randy Krall eases over a jump in his BS Ford. He ended up winning Class BS. Michael Notary had his Hesco running out front and he won Class 2-1600 over Michael Seefeldt and Greg Smith. Page 12 usually drives a 1600cc car. In Hockers was now third in her third it was Kitty Bradley in the Ford. Parsons dominated the Bradley chassis, followed by race, taking the win handily, and Gwen Holmes in a 1650cc car. James stayed in second place. Crowder was getting the hang of Hockers was third at the finish, the big motor car and was closing followed in by Brand. on St. Peter a bit, but she never The next group to start were the got to find out if she could catch Class 1 buggies, and Aaron Haw-her, because St. Peter dropped ley, in a borrowed car(Pat Dean's out. Then it was Crowder in backup), spun out when he front, followed by Bradley, pushed the turning brake instead Holmes and Tiffani Dean. of pulling ( or vice versa). He Crowder stayed in front, with never did cath up, because he Bradley holding on to second and never did quite get the turning Holmes third, but Dean had a brake sorted out and spun himself problem keeping her car headed out a couple more times. But straight ahead, and she lost a cou-Brian Collins, in the meantime, pie of positions. Tracy Crump had put himself out in front, with moved her 1600cc car up to Jeff St. Peter, in a Laser, chasing fourth place, and that's how they after him hard, and Pat Dean right finished. with him in third. Meanwhile, the Class 11 bug-However, on the third lap Col-gies ran at the same time, and after I ins was black-flagged for the second lap Sarah Tate had her allegedly jumping the green flag, Gilson in front and she never and that put him back to third. looked back. Crystal Kozloski ran Now St. Peter was in front, with second, followed by Shari Huven Dean second, and Collins charg-and Karen Christensen in her . ing hard, trying to catch up Scott Terminator. They ran in that Schwalbe had himself in fourth, order for the entire distance, with with Jeff Elrod running fifth. Tate the only one not being St. Peter continued to lead, lapped by the bigger motor cars. with Dean and Collins running . She took the win, followed by after him. But on the sixth lap St. Kozloski, Huven and Chris-Peter's motor started to smoke, tensen. But Kozloski ran afoul of and on the seventh lap Dean was some regulation and was disquali-in front and both St. Peter and fied, moving everyone up a notch Collins had disappeared. St. Peter and putting Lori Pozorski into fell out because of mechanical fourth place. woes, but Collins had taken a The Women's Heavy Metal rock in the forehead, and subse-event was next, and this group of quently was taken to the hospital, 10 trucks ran hot and heavy. where they put 38 stitches in his Sherri Parsons had her Chevy in head and then released him. front by the second lap, with Gail In the meantime Schwalbe's Brand second in a Ford, and Val-motor had "come alive", and he erie James running third. Chris-was trying hard to catch Dean, but tine Burnis, who'd got the hole ran out of time. Dean took the shot off the start, missed a turn on win with Schwalbe second, and the back side of the course, and Tommy Bradley, who lost his lost several positions. Parsons transmission on the last lap and pulled out a good lead, but Brand finished on a rear flat, was third. and James were having a furious In fourth it was Jeff Elrod, giving battle. On the fourth lap James the west-coasters first, third and moved into second place, while fourth. Keith Koesters, from Brand, her rear shocks fading and Omaha, Nebraska, finished fifth. her transmissions slipping, The Class 11 single seaters got dropped tpwfourth. Brenda to race next, and tbi~ro1,1popf. Art Schmitt continued on his winning ways taking the Class 7S win at Crandon in his Nissan out running the field. Todd Attig looked good in the 7S Ford that he built himself. November 1996 didn't get around the first turn as cleanly as they might have hoped. At least three of them piled into each other and slid up on the embankment, leaving one to be towed off. Of those who made it safely around, Curt Gerald had his new Gilson out in front. This was the car's second race, its first having been in the women's buggy event earlier in the morning. Glen Mathews was running second, his Phazer right on Gerald's bumper. On the second lap Tim Chris-tensen moved up to third place, with John Huven, in a Gilson, running fourth and Greg Stingle, who'd been second for a lap, now fifth in his Terminator. Sarah Tate had got pushed up onto the inside embankment, and she'd rolled over, breaking her front end, so she was out. Jim Wallace had developed a rear flat, so he headed for the pits also. Mathews caught Gerald, and on the fourth lap he took over the lead, but now Gerald was intent on regaining the position, and he was poking his nose in there, try-ing to find a way to pass him back. He got it accomplished on the sixth lap, and stayed in the front the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Huven got by Christensen, who'd been running a steady third. Now it was Gerald in front, Mathews second and running out of brakes, and Huven third with Christensen fourth and Stingle fifth. Gerald, who reported that he'd built the new car in just five weeks, took the win, followed in by Mathews, Huven, Stingle and Peter Kawl-eski in a Friday. Christensen dis-appeared on the last lap. The next event was the 1-1600 race, with a total of 31 starters. That's a big crowd going through the first turn, and there was a lot of bumping and shoving, with Mark Krueger getting the worst of it as his car was turned sideways and pushed about halfway through the turn. Dan Baudoux had his Mirage in front, with Jason Crowder second and Larry Manske running third. In fourth it was Mark Steinhardt in a Laser, and then came Michael Seefeldt in another Laser. It was good, close racing, with about five cars strug-gling for the third place slot, while another six or seven were vying for ninth. Crowder was closing on Baudoux. And Krueger was push-ing hard, and working his way back up through traffic, and close behind him came Greg Smith, who'd also been hit at the start, working his way toward the front of the pack. Both were gaining several positions each lap. On the fourth lap Crowder finally caught Baudoux in a rare error and slid by to take over the lead. But Baudoux stayed close, trying to get the position back. Manske was still third, with Dusty Times

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SPIRIT and the SCORI/ PRIMM 300 By Sam Wilshire Stateline, NV - For the second year in a row, the first SCORE race of the year in Las Vegas, con-tinued its move south and out of Las Vegas. If recollections serve me, last year's event was at the end of the strip while this year's event, the PRIMM 300, was at the end of the state. Little does this really matter since the course remained basically the same ... rougher'n heck. With work orders in hand, part of the SPIRIT bunch trailered in on Thursday morning, ready for Contingency and the BFG pit exchange on Friday. Other team members drove up Friday morn-ing, some Friday afternoon and some flew in Friday night. Sche-duled to work the event was fif-teen of SPIRIT's best, workers who ran the gamut from "soup to nuts" so to speak. Mike Flohr once again had the crew chief I pit boss reins while Ken" the Chef" made certain that food was on the table throughout the event. In the end, food was plentiful enough that we offered up grub to the PCI pit crew and the Baja Pit crew, about seven more at the table Saturday afternoon. Danny Sheets was out with us, the first time in several races and James and Tim, our El Cajon Ford guys, were there after flying in Friday night. Rick and Marsha gave loads of help, Marsha up with me on the radio and tim-ing/scoring while Rick worked down below in the pit. Joey Gel-dert, Steve Carlson, Dan Dan "the Lotus man", Jeff Flohr and John Poulson pretty well rounded out the pit crew. Ken Nothumb kept everything sorta hummin' from the political standpoint. Contingency and the pre-race BFG pit exchange wrapped up at the host hotel, Buffalo Bills, right at 5:00pm on Friday and by 8:00 the tractor/trailer, with Bill Webber of Chenowth at the wheel, was loaded with 30 plus tires and about 225 gallons of race fuel. T'was now time to head for the Pit "E" area, our designated pit for the event. For the unknowing, Pit "E" is on the eastern fringes of the Jean dry lake which requires a long drive across the dry lake ... try that in the dark when you're in a convoy with silt swirling 'round at all points on the compass. Man, did we get lost and were seen wandering 'round on the dry lake for the better part of half an hour. Ken Nothumb finally struck out on his own and found the pit road off the dry lake. From there on, it was a cake walk. Then it was the deep sand at the pit location, at race mile 48.39, thatcausedconcern. We've pitted in this area several times in the past and believe me, you can't find a place that's not deep sand. Bill Webber did a great job in locating the tractor/trailer rig right where it was needed course-side but we know that getting the rig out of the sand after the race would be a serious and monu-mental undertaking. Ken '' the Chef'' and I had already volunteered to spend the night at the pit in order to watch over everything and by 9:00pm the rest of the team was outta there and in Las Vegas doing wha-tever it is that race teams do in Las Vegas the night before an event. This event took on the same images of past races in that the Tecata Trophy Trucks led off the event with the Pro and Sportsman classes taking to the course later in the morning. The course length stood at 89.47 miles but then again the Trophy Trucks had a unique course layout. A short 48.18 mile loop had been set up for laps one, two and three then the 4th and final lap was a full 89 .4 7 mile loop. The pro and sportsman cla·sses were set to run either two or three laps of the full eighty-nine mile loop depending on the vehicle class. The Trophy Trucks were origi-nally scheduled to leave the start line, at Buffalo Bills, at 6:30am but I don't think they made the time cut but believe instead that they were off closer to 7:00am. Anyway ... we would see them fly by after no telling how many hours and approximately 192.93 miles on course. For the pro's and sportsman, who were scheduled to start at 10:30am, we were at race miles 48.39 (lap 1 ); 138.51 (lap 2) and 228.63 for the third and final lap. And, once again the pit crew sorta took bets as to when we'd see the first Trophy Truck ... we all missed by a country mile. While Spirit normally doesn't pit any of the Trophy Trucks, we had the pit set up and all in order well in advance of the earliest time we thought they'd clear us. At 9:04.43 the Ford of Jason Baldwin screamed by with the Ford of Robby Gordon following 9 minutes and 8 seconds later. Third was Curt LeDucs Jeep, less than a minute behind Gordon, with Ivan Stewart's Toyota back another three plus minutes. Rounding out the top five was the Ford of Rob MacCachren who pitted with us for repairs for four minutes. BFG's Radio Bob put it out on the airwaves that the Baldwin Ford, who finished first in class, was penalized one finishing spot due to a pit support infraction thus moving Gordon into the winning spot and Baldwin into second. The pro and sportsman classes began flying by at 11 :25 .24. For the next 8 hours, 4 7 minutes and 19 seconds the Spirit pits watched car after car pass by. The wind was from the west and we suffered no real problems with dust off the course. Our first call to duty came at a tad after twelve noon when the Sourapas and Richardson class one racer came in with power steering bracket problems. Reporting in to BFG radio kept yours truly busy throughout the day as did recording times of each passing car. And the pit crew wasn't too overworked as they occupied their time with only 25 vehicles serviced out of approxi-mately 145 teams entered. The Spirit crew, just as other pit crews, do their very best to get the racers in and out with minimum time delays but oftentimes a car comes in that requires lots of . rebuilding and lots of time in the . pits. W e -had a couple of them which served to play havoc with out average pit stop times. l-~istor-ically, the Spirit bunch averages about three minutes per vehicle .. . not at this race tho. The last of the 26 racers were worked on was the #900 racer who cleared us and got back on course at 7 :22 .2 7 pm. By this time the early break-down of the pit was underway. To savor our close-down, Ken "the Chef" had prepared Chicken Cordon Bleu · which was a smash hit with the crew. At 8: 13.43pm the Spirit pit was officially closed. It took awhile to find Bill Webber, our tractor/ trailer driver, and by 9:30pm we were in the throes of trying to get out rig out of the deep sand. First, dig out the drive tires and carpeting; then it was carpet and a 4x4 Bronco . . . this went on for an hour. Finally we hitched a 4x4 and a 2x4 to the rig and literally jerked the rig out of the sand. The warmth of the shower at our Howard Johnson room Sat-urday night was "just what the doctor ordered'' then a good nights sleep. The BFG post-race pit exchange was set for 8:00am Sunday at Buffalo Bill's and for the third race in a row, we were on time. You see, miracles really do happen, much to Dan Newsome's · delight. The trip back to San Diego was long, hot and uneventful . . . then we start our plans for the Baja 500 ... in that race we'll see you racers at the 200 mile point on the course, at the bottom of La Rumorosa grade just off the Tecate/ Mexicali highway . HONDA Power . Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER ro_-b--0 Racer and Spectator Discounts -•GENERATORS •WELDERS ~ •GENERAL PuRPOSE ENGINES :Jt1 /', .. 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PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY Night Racing in August By Homer Eubanks For one night in August the half mile dirt oval at The PAS {Perris Auto Speedway) provided South~ em California off road fans with a good mix of racing entertainment. The oval was disected into an oblong hour glass shape which kept all the racing action in front of the fans. Transformation of the half mile dirt oval into a chunk of Baja required building various jumps, bumps, studders and switch~backs; then an assortment of off road cars, buggys, trucks and A TVs were added making an enjoyable evening of off road stadium racing. A field of eight Superlites proved to be some of the best racing action. Off the line in moto one was Joe Price. Price was followed by Todd Whittman then Casey Mears. Rennie Awana had won the last PAS Superlite event and looked to have victory on his mind as he started early making his way to the front. Awana took control by the second lap but before he could get comfortable Mears blistered by on the outside in sprint car fashion. At this point the race was still anybodies, even Photos: D.J. Renwick though Mears obviously had the power to the ground. A three way battle for second place ensued between Price, Greg George, and Awana. With these three fighting over second spot Mears checked out and went on for the win. Early leader Price ended up winning the argument over second. Third was Greg George then Awana who tried to put a move on George at the finish line but came up short. Casey Mears decided right off the line to win the second round so this left a four way battle for second. By the midway point Joe THE WORLDS FINEST RACING EQUIPMENT Is Presented To Off Road Racing and SCORE Desert Championship Series by EUROPARTNER mo·~or ----~----R1ell1Praducls Racing Suits from $449.00 Helmets from $699.00 Gloves from Harness' $102.00 $316.00 Steering Wheels Shoes from Seats from $175.00 $220.00 $699.99 STANO 21 will be present on contingency row for all the SCORE races. Also available; the P1 Program; a $2500.00 revolving credit line. STAND 21 Racewear is worn by EMERSON FITTIPALDI, AL UNSER JR, PAUL TRACY, BUDDY LAZJER, STEPHAN JOHANSON and many other fine drivers. Page 28 EUROPARTNER MOTORSPORT Tel: 520-774-7605 Fax:520-774-2557 At The Races 520-699-9027 November 1996 Casey Mears kept the competition behind him all night at Perris Speedway. He ran by himself in Superlite action, won both heats and the purse and left the battle for second far behind. . Price had settled the second spot with Greg George and Awana battling for third. Mears crossed over with an easy win. Price got too comfortable in his second spot and George made his last lap charge count at the finish line. Rennie Awana held the fourth spot with Scott Klaers repeating his first moto fifth place finish. Casey Mears took home the Super lite gold with second overaU won by Greg Geor_ge. Joe Price had to settle for third with Awana fourth. Fifth went to Klaers. Gary Williams topped the field of Class 10 drivers with repeat moto wins. With Williams running alone this left the battle for second place between Eddie Lynch and John Whelchel. Lynch felt the pressure of Whelchel in both motos but when all was said and done Lynch proved to be quicker. A group of three Class 8 trucks came to the field but Jason Taylor dominated the class in his Chevrolet. Dan Cannon couldn't keep up with James Hall in the first moto then crossed over second place in round two. Cannon earned second overall with Hall taking home third. Class 7 had eight trucks taking the starter's flag. Tim Carroll was the first off the line with Dean Williams trailing_. Carroll was able to hold his line and leave the hard racing to those having to settle for second. Jim Highley wasn't content wth second but had to chase Williams most of the moto-before dropping Williams to third. Scott Sells crossed over fourth ahead of the team of Jerry Beall and Mike Bell. Jim Highley got upside down on the start of the second Class 7 race causing a restart. Jerry Beall and Mike Bell hole shot the second fla with Scott Sells . second. Dean Williams came out in the second race with a bad third place taste in his mouth but found himself fourth off the line. Williams couldn't stand the dust back in the pack and moved out front about midway. The team of Beall and Bell finished third ahead of Jeff and Julie Richardson. Pat Soffe crossed over fifth. Dean Williams ended up the overall champ with Tim Carroll taking home the bride's maids lhonor. Third was Jerry Bell and Mike Bell. Fourth place overall was Jeff and Julie Richardson and Scott Sells ended up fifth on the day. Steve Bishop from nearby Riverside, CA brought along a huge fan club to cheer him to victory in both 1-2-1600 Short Course motos. Rick Boyer was also consistent with a pair of second place finishes to his credit. Dan Mathews put on a good charge early in the first moto. Although a little slow off the line Mathews slipped inside on a switch-back {lap four) to grab the second spot. However, this momentum was cut short as he rolled on the same lap. The course workers were quick to get him back into the action where he finished fourth. In the second . moto Mathews was again in third when he tried to make a move on Boyer. Mathews put to much steering wheel into the maneuver and ended up sliding out; but regained control to hold third. Marshall Ziegert brought home fourth place honors after his 3-4 evening. Andy Anderson and John Griffin teamed up to finish fifth. Kathy Fay stole the hearts of the lady fans by winning the first 1~2-1600 Desert class moto. Fay took charge right from the green flag and quickly put Tom Haliburda placed second in round one but was fifth in the next go around to earn fourth overall in Class 11. Dusty Times

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breathing room between herself and Tom Smith. Once ahead of the pack Fay enjoyed racing her own race to the checkered. Smith held second with the team of BJ and Maxine Bates crossing over in third. ., In the second race Fay again looked good by hole shotting with Bob Dziurawiec trailing. Once in traffic Dziurwiec was able to take the lead. Tom Smith also was putting on a charge and slipped past Fay as well. Smith was able to take home top honors in the class with his pair of second place finishes. Fay was second overall and second moto winner Dziur-wiec, who finished fourth in the first moto, earned third overall. The Bates Team took home fourth with their 3-4 evening. Art Velasco Sr. managed fifth. Joe Price led the first moto but finished second behind Casey Mears. He appeared to have second in round 2, but Greg George stole the position at the finish line in Superlite action. Jason Batu/is teamed with L. Bancik in Class 11 to win the class overall, with repeat moto wins. Dale Dundel brought his snazzy yellow Class 5 out and was all alone in his class. Dundel ran with the 5-1600 cars where he was a serious threat but found Carlos Zuniga and David Hendrickson had the quickest way around The PAS. Most of the class action occurred during the second moto. Hendrickson and Zuniga's battle raged until Hendrickson spun allowing fourth place moto one finisher Jeffery Hantz to grab second. While the dust was still heavy Paul Borio jumped into the lead. Zuniga stuck to Borio like a cheap suit on a humid August night but couldn't find an opening. When he did get around Borio was quick to retake the lead. Zuniga managed to make the last pass with two laps to go and repeated his moto one effort. Jeffrey Hantz also bested Borio to cross over second in the moto and earn second for the day. Borio held his pair of three's to get third place overall. David Hendrickson was fourth. Class 11 belonged to Jason Batulis and L. Bancik. The duo was ablae to take both moto wins for the overall. In the first moto Tom Haliburda held onto the near stock VW for second. In the second moto Haliburda dropped to fifth {fourth overall) as Odie Munoz followed Batulis and Banick across. Munoz's third placing in round one earned him second overall. Third overall went to Dennis Sletten as he finished 4-3 for the evening. Jesse Rodriguez took home the fifth place money after having a 7 -4 evening. The fans were enter-tained in the first round as Tom Preston's hood came up and drove most of the lap before being black flagged. Preston pulled over and shut the hood but didn't get a full lap before it popped up again. Art Velasco Jr. and Art.Perez teamed up to win the first Class 9 moto but couldn't make the starting grid for round two. Martin Gill was the onl other ---~ ""l-~~ •'N·e Tim Carroll won round one in Class 7, but traffic kept him in fourth in the next round, earning second place money. Big Bob Dziuraiwisc was fourth in round one, won by Kathy Fay, but he took the second moto win to earn third overall. Dusty Times Class 9 conmpetitor so he won the overall by default. Mark Ehrhardt won the last ATV Pro event at PAS but couldn't match the pace of Doug Eichner in the first moto. The two turned up the wick throughout the first moto but Eichner was able to hold Ehrhardt at bay. Gary Den-ton came across a strong third. Steve Owens crossed over fourth ahead of Brent Spooner. In the sec-ond moto Ehrhardt would have no more of playing second fiddle and hole shot. Mato one winner Eichner got a poor start and found himself fourth. Ehrhardt was able to put some distance between himself and second place while Eichner was having to work hard driving through the pack. Eichner drove so hard in fact he was able to close within striking distance of Ehrhardt on the closing lap. Ehrhardt however was able to take home the steak money while Eichner having to settle for hamburger. Gary Denton was fourth in the second moto but earned third for the evening. Brent Spooner came across behind Eichner in the second moto to earn fourth overall. Fifth was Steve Owens. A total of 21 riders came out for the A TV Sportsman event. Ron Orner managed to steal the first moto from David Bartos. Third was Tony Baxter with Armando Martinez taking fourth. WE CARRY Kevin Zeidler was fifth: Bartos proved to be the most consistent for the evening. Bartos trailed Martinez across the checkered in the second moto but earned overall with his pair of deuces. Martinez took home second overall for his effort. Third place for the evening was Kevin Zeidler who ended up with a 5-4 showing. Buzz Clucas took home fifth overall after placing 9th in the first then coming back to finish third. 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Perris Auto Speedway Stadium Off Road Race August 1 O, 1996 By Ron Miller Photos: D.J. Renwick The stadium off road racers reappeared at "The P.A.S." for their third get-together of the year, on the night of August 10. Summer's slow burn gave way to an ideally cool evening, which was perfect for the matter at hand. That being, deciding who would be the best off road racer in each of the eleven classes contested on this midsummer's night. There was another strong turnout, as entries were up from the June race. On track, there was no shortage of (horse) power when the racing commenced, although. (electric) power throughout the Western U .S. was not nearly as abundant. There were some anxious moments earlier in the evening, as many wondered if the races might have to be cancelled. But, to the delight of all who attended, Vince T. and Jim W. ruled the ( off road) show must _go on. In the face of adversity, it was business as usual, as "The P.A.S." played host to another fine crowd. Neither out of order traffic signals, nor limited access to banks and gas pumps, could discourage the faithful fans who streamed into the spacious grandstands. While some events in California and neighboring states had to be postponed or cancelled, these fans and racers were not to be denied. Thanks to the brain trust who run the races at Perris, no one left disappointed. Well done guys. The opening act on the program was a race for Class 10 and the 1-2-1600s, both Desert and Short Course. The Class 10 battle had a trio of competitors, and proving best was Gary Williams (#1048) of San Cle-mente. He scored the win over Eddie Lynch (#99) of Riverside, with Anaheim's John Whelchel ( # 12) completing the order of finish. These three guys had at it a second time, following the evening's half way break, between heats one and two. And in Heat 2, the results were identical with Williams again taking "the checks", and this time the check$. So score it Williams (1st), Lynch (2nd), Whelchel (3rd). lined up for the start, with Riverside's Steve Bishop (#21) emerging victorious in both heats. Bishop's season continues to flow like a song. On and on, he just keeps on trying, and his rivals feel , like crying. "On and on, on and on ... !" Sorry. Rick Boyer(#l 1) of ' Bakersfield, grabbed second in both heats to earn the runner-up spot overall. Third in Heat# 1 was Marshall Ziegert (#2X) out of Culver City. Buena Park's Dan Mathews (#1) wound up in the fourth spot, after leading for most o f the race. Lompoc's Andy Anderson completed the scoring. In Heat #2, the only difference in results from the earlier heat, was Mathews finishing ahead of Ziegert. His third in the main, also moved Mathews to third overall. Steve Bishop did not disappoint the host of fans on hand from nearby Riverside. He won both of the motos in the 1-2-1600 short course class • IUUU W3ltS '-11 puwt·t • ~mulld.llL"tUb A1. · 11 JL u ~ • i:.h."'1..'lfOllh." li,.!Jllll1tl , Also in the race one were the 1-2-1600 Short Course cars. Five Welder/Generator E\\'171 • .tQOO Wall \Velder1<;enerator • llunda 11 HP Oil\' Cunmu;n:ial Engine . • 170 AMP l>C ior \Vekhng • Oil . .\lert. • Automatic !Jle · In 1-2-1600 Desert action, Kathy Fay (#1611) of San Diego scored the Heat #1 victory. Fay was on top of her game, and she really seemed to bring the crowd to life ( especially the gals). It was great to see one of off roads hardest tryers rewarded, with a long overdue win.Tom Smith out of Long Beach was next across the RACER DISCOUNTS PARTS SHIPPED BY UPS DAILY . HONDA ' - . _ . ATV'S & GENERATORS ~ _ ~~~-'_. MOTORCYCLES · SCOOTERS ,... ~ ~ --; --...... - ; ----· BMW MOTORCYCLES ----~-==---SEA DOOWATERCRAFT BILL ROBERTSON + SONS, INC. IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS 5626-Tujunga Blvd., North Hollywood ~HONDA 1 ·,(800) .800-6134 Cnmeridewithus. 1 '(818) 766-6134 Page 30 November 1996 Jason Taylor swept the other Class 8 competitors aside, winning both class motos. It doesn't matter which Taylor is driving, this truck wins. Ron Orner won the first A TV Sportsman class moto, but crashed in the second moto giving thf! overall to David Bartos. lme in the second spot. Following Sr. completed the Heat # 1 scoring. In Heat #2, it was "Big Bob" Dziurawiec who took the checkered flag, with Smith again finishing runner-up. Fay was next in the third slot, and was awarded the overall victory. Smith and Dziurawiec were placed second and third respecitvely, in the overall results. Race two was an exciting calvary charge of no less than 21 racers in the A TV Sportsman Class. Heat #1 was taken by Ron Orner (#15) of Palmdale. Orner proved best over David Bartos ( # 13) of Tucson, AZ. Third went . to Tony Baxter ( #03) of Taft, followed by Armando Martinez ( #2) of Spring Valley. Next came ,Kevin Zeidler (#59) of Alta Loma. The sixth through tenth spots went to Robert Hale (#5), Richard Yakkey (#007), Joshua Frederick (#44 ), Buzz Clucas (#64) and Cody Roberts (#24 ). In the main, the win went to Armando Martinez, with David Bartos again finishing second. Bartos' consistent second place finishes were good enough to secure the overall victory, with Martinez' fine nights work Smith in the third and fourth positions, were B.J. Bates of Hesperia and Bob Dziurawiec of Huntington Beach. Art Velasco Dusty Times

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landing him in the second spot. Buzz Clucas was third in the main, followed in fourth by Kevin Zeidler. Dean Bassett (#99) was fifth followed by Cody Roberts, Tony Baxter, Brian Berry (#3),_ Andy Stewart (#23) and Joshua Frederick. In the overall scoring the third through tenth positions went to Kevin Zeidler, Tony Baxter, Buzz Clucas, Cody Roberts, Joshua Frederick, Ron Omer, Dean Bassett and Brian Berry. Unquestionably, one of the highlights of the evening was the excitement generated by this overflow cast of competitors. It's great for the sport and the fans too. Congratulations to all those who participated. Next up were the Superlites, with a field of eight taking part. Bakersfield's Casey Mears (#12) left no doubt who was best on this evening. He powered his way to a strong Heat #1 victory, then gave an encore performance in the "main", by smoking his competi-tion a second time. Joe Price (#5) of Covina ran a good second in Heat # 1, while Greg George ( #7) of Alta Loma finished in third. In Heat #2, it was Mears' teammate George who grabbed the second spot, giving the Nature's Recipe cars a 1-2 finish in overall results. Joe Price took third and Cerritos' Rennie Awana (#3) fourth, in both Heat #2 and overall scoring. Also taking part were Scott Klaers (#51), Todd Wittmann (#5X); Josh Hulsebosch (#26) and Stacy Fay (#10). The ATV Pro Class was contested by a talented field of eleven racers. In Heat #1, El Cajon 's Doug Gichner ( #7) proved too tough for his rivals. Gichner got to the front and refused to relinquish the lead. He held a safe margin throughout, and scored the win over Mena-fee's Mark Ehrhardt (#1 ). Following Ehrhardt was Gary Denton ( #2) of Chino, and in the fourth spot was Steve Owens of Wildomar. In the "main", Ehrhardt resumed his winning ways, by turning the tables on Gichner. Ehrhardt's first in Heat #2 propelled him to the overall win. Gichner's strong showing on the evening was good for second in the main and also overall. Brent Spooner (#7) of Vista finished in third in the main and fourth overall, while Gary Denton scored just the opposite. Com-pleting the top five spots was Steve Owens. Race number five was for Classes 9, 11 5, and 5-1600. In Class nine only two racers participated. The Heat #1 score went to Art Velasco Jr. (#979) out of Los Angeles. His win came at the expense of runner-up Martin Gill ( #3) of Sugarloaf. In the Heat #2 rematch, it was Gill who emerged victorious. Gill's first in the main, was also good for the overall win, with Velasco having to settle for runner-up. Here's hoping we can get a few more Class 9s out here for the next race on September 22. In Class 11 seven drivers did battle, but dominating the proceedings was Jason Batulis (#1104) of Huntington Beach. Batulis blitzed 'em early and late, as he swept both heats to take home top honors. Santa Ana's Tom Halil:iurda ( # 1111) placed second in the opening heat, with Norwalk's Odie Munoz (#1153) finishing third. In Heat #2, Munoz fini¥1ed runner-up behing the Dusty Times team of Batulis and Banuk, to grab second overall. Third in the main and end results was India's De_nnis Sletten (#1163 ). Fourth in the main was Jesse Rodriguez out of Tustin, while the overall fourth went to Tom Haliburda. In Class 5-1600 there was a compact cast of four. Proving best was Carlos Zuniga (#559) out of Midway City. Zuniga raced to twin victories to complete the sweep and take home the win. Taking turns chasing Zuniga were David Hendrickson (#555) of Murietta and Lake Elsinore's Jeffrey Hantz, who finished in the runner-up spots in Heats #1 and #2 respectively. Paul Borio ( #569) of Westminster had a pair of thirds, as well as placing third overall. Hantz, by virtue of his main event second, was able to secure an overall second. 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Completing the top four, in the opening heat, was Lake Elisinore's Scott Sells (#769). In the "main" it was Dean Williams who came through with the win. Williams took the "checks", a check, and also the overall score. Congrats to Williams, who's always in the thick of things win or lose. 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The team of Beall and Mike Bell placed third overall, while the fourth spot in ending results went to the Richardsons. Class 8 may have been short on quantity, but certainly not on quality. The dominant truck on the So. Cal. scene, the #803 Chevy owned by the Taylor family of Hemet, just keeps rolling along. It doesn't seem to matter which of the Taylors takes the wheel, the result is always the same. Add another win to the growing total of victories amassed by the purple and white. It was apparently both Kyle and Jason who drove on this occasion, with both racing to clear cut victories. James Hall (#8) of Santa Fe Springs was able to hold off "Dynamite Dan" Cannon (#851) of Covina for the second spot in Heat #1. In Heat #2 Cannon turned it up a noche to easily secure the runner-up spot. His strong second in the main moved Cannon up to second place overall, with Hall next in third. It is of note that Hall, a mainstay in Class 8S since it's inception, has now stepped up to Class 8. 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WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS Rocky Point, June 15·16, 1996 :f;> o❖• •• ~H~ ,~:;,::;>:;:=~ Shown here, patiently awaiting the starting gun, Steve Vesterdal proceeded to eat up the six lap course and finish first in Pro 1-2 and first overall as well. The old adage that tells us that "Every cloud has a silver lining" is, in reality seldom true. All too often we are told this little bit of folkloric fantasy in the hopes of making us feel better when things don't go the way we planned or wanted. Fortunately for the hardy group of racers known as Whi-plash Motorsports Desert Racers, it didn't apply this particular time. Read on to find out what we mean. In keeping with the accepted procedure of scheduling Arizona desert races in higher altitudes during the warm/hot/ scorching seasons, Whiplash had originally set this weekend at Thunder Val-ley, up near Mayer for a big, long Grand Prix. lxnay - the facility was bulldozed and permanently closed after a trespasser was injured there. Now what? Well, we could go to Young, up in the montains. Ah, but the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go astray - in this case, Mother Nature dealt a cruel blow in the form of raging forest fires, and Whiplash voluntarily withdrew their application for a race permit. (This happened with only a little over a month before the race . date.) OK, say Jay & Jackie, "How about that neat area around 1997 ::-,.a NEW ADVENTURES IN OFF-ROAD RACING ., El *THE BEST OF THE BEST* p. c .,-; - ·\ ... $ Yr::@ F 4 ... ,, 4 · 12 SM¥ s M 63'£11¥3-Mi BE THERE TONOPAH "300" - MARCH 28, 29, 30 "A RACE FOR THE cow· SILVER STATE "300" -JUNE 20, 21, 22 '7HE. MOST SCENIC OFF-RO.~D RACE IN THE \VORLD" VEGAS TO RENO -SEPT. 18, 19, 20, 21 "THE WNGE.ST OFF-ROAD RACE IN THE UNfTED STATES" MOTORCYCLES-QUADS CARS-TRUCKS FOR MORE INFORMATION mum k7SC IIOULDEA HWl". 1AS VEGAS, HY .. u..a c,os>•n•rn• FA.XC,ea)Ml•Z-1.)l DON'T MISS THESE RACES Page 32 Cananeo, Mexico? It's higher alti-tude and we've heard its really nice there?" The crew scurries off to check it out. NOT! The pro-posed pit area would probably hold 5 Pee Wees and crew. So, now, it's back to old reliable -Rocky Point/Cholla Bay in Mex-ico, and hope for nice weather. Winner! Winner! Sure, the weather was a little on the warmish side, but a stiff breeze made it almost nice, and a truly good time was had by nearly all of the racers, both truck/ buggy and motorcycle/ ATV that made the trek, including your reporter, who ventured into Mexico for the first time since that fabled night back in 1966 when we visited Tijuana for the first time. Ah, Tijuana, $4 Cokes, charming local drinking and entertainment establishments . . . and the $85 ticket from the San Diego Sheriff for going 115 mph on the way home. Great memories. Fortu-nately, there were no reoccurren-ces of my previous visit to Mex-ico, and I, like most visitors, had a great time. Saturday morning dawned clear and windy, and the 32 4-wheelers that showed up took off, pretty much on schedule. Just under two hours later, and separ-ated by only 43 seconds actual elapsed time, the Pro 1-2 car of Steven V esterdahl crossed the Tecate finish line vistorious for the overall and Pro l / 2 win, with Tom Struttmann close behind. They were the only full-lap fin-ishers under two hours. When asked what they did, the Senior Struttmann replied, "We screwed up," (laughter), "second place, second overall. Vesterdahl • for first. Whether we made the track longer on the first lap, or somebody else made it shorter, I don't know. Wenevergotpassed, but somebody must have gotten past on the first lap. We had an unplanned one minute pit stop; the engine's starving for fuel and I haven't figured it out. We've had this problem for several races and I've been putting it off. 'Course this is still the 'junkyard' engine, November 1996 Ross Whitmoyer ran hard all day, chasing the win in Pro 1-2, but was only able to get third in class, about ten minutes off the pace. too!" Yeah, OK. The course was fast and rela-tively smooth, compared to some previous courses, but challenging enough to keep the drivers on their toes. "Definitely a high speed course," said Struttmann, "fast & fun! The average was about 60. Just enough sand to make it interesting. " Ross Whitmoyer was third at 2: 10.50 and John fourth at 2:36.54. All four Pro l/2 entries finished the full six laps, an excel-lent performance. In spite of the powdery, silty dirt, the breeze kept dust from being much of a factor. As a mat-ter of fact, many teams figured this was going to be one of the fastest, easiest "wins" of the sea-son. Of course, with that assump-tion, you know it dido 't turn out that way for some. Witness the Pro 8 truck of Mike Doherty, who lost a transmission on the first lap. "Yeah, it runs great - in first gear," laughed Doherty as the crew relaxed over a cooler of cold ones in their pit right on the pit row straightaway, next to the imposing sand dunes that separate the Cholla Bay sand flats from the desert ( ask official Whiplash pho-tographer Troy Vickory about · those flats and his truck . "We drove the last 10 miles back to the pits in first gear, but it's still a good day when you can drive it back onto the trailer!'' Right. Like the airplane pilots say, any land-ing you walk away from is a good one. "Another point," Mike related, "our transmission will cost about $500 to repair and rebuilt. The Sullivans blew a $5000 engine." Good perspec-tive. "We had the trans rebuilt about two years ago, after one of the last Mickey Thompson sta-dium races in San Diego, so I guess that's about how long they last. We've got 2-112 months until the next race at Snowflake, we we'll pull the motor & trans and go all through it all." The Pro 10 class winner, Ron Dalke, just missed the under 2-hour mark, still getting third at 2:08.00, fifty minutes ahead of second class finisher Dave Sundquist. Clint Phillips went five laps in 1:46.45 and called it quits, still good for third in class. Mark Beeler ended up with the win in Pro 8 combined, the only driver to finish all six laps, as equipment failure was rampant. Kelly McNeil finished second, going four laps and Danny Sul-livan got credit for the third place spot with 2-lus laps com leted Michael Long led the largest class of the race to a great win in the Challenger class. He finished all six laps in 2:25:37, a bit less than ten minutes in the lead. Eric Pavolka cruised to the Pro 5/1600 win in his neat looking bug. He ran well all day and finished all six laps in 2:25:34. Dusty Times

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~Jc. Tom Struttman, taking on fuel for the final run to the checkers, chased Vesterdal all day but still finished 43 seconds behind the winner in Pro 1-2. Ron Dalke leads a gaggle of cars through the dunes on his way to the Pro 10 class Ron had a finishing time of two hours, eight minutes on a trouble free run. Mark Beeler, in his Chevrolet powered Jeep had all sorts of problems but still finished first in combined Pro 3/8 with a time of 2:41:51. when the engine puked. Pro 3 / 8 combined was an interesting story for Mark Beeler and crew. Their small-block Chevy engined 4-wheel drive Jeep ( class Pro 3) ran hotter than nor-mal all day and then on lap 3 and the front drive shaft "just sorta blew in half." Mark took a long swig of cold water and continued. "That was pretty hairy in itself, cause we were goin' about a hundred when it happened. Then we started leaking transmission fluid where the shalf caught the pan." Fortunately, the team was on the long, fast straight just before the finish and they pulled over, jerked the remaining stub of the driveshaft and resorted to a good old American hot-rod inge-nuity type affix. "We pulled over , there, borrowed some tranny . fluid, jammed a stick in the hole, took the fluid and a funnel with us, and took off." When asked why the hood was gone off the bright yellow racer, Mark said, "we pulled it off to try and cool her down -it worked, but I was getting a mist of oil from the breathers. Just one more thing to deal with. I'd like to thank my wife, kids and Chuck's Speed Center in Phoenix, Lee at Race Shocks - they work_ed great; Cur-tis from CBS Racing Heads, and Beeler Properties." Oh yeah, they got the overall in 2:41.51. Kelly McNeil won Pro 7 in four laps, 1:40.31. Bill Krug wheeled his Pro 1-2/1600 entry to the class win, 10 minutes over Tom Surdez; the winning time was 2:23.24. Jim Borel and Steven Long finished third and fourth, 1 and 3 laps back respectively. Borel 's first lap, interestingly enough, was the fastest of the class, but their near-one-hour lap 4 did in their hopes for a six lap finish. Believe it or not, the largest truck/ buggy class of the weekend was the venerable Challenger group -and every single entry went the entire six laps, led by Michael Long, who took the win in 2:25.37, about seven minutes in front of second finisher Jeff Geiser. Mark Milne was another two minutes back for third and Kurt Brewer another two minutes back for fourth. What a great performance in a class that many racers ( wrong-fully) consider old hat! Kurt Brewer led the first lap with a fine 21.58 but doubled that on the second go-round to put him out of contention. How's this for consistency? Pro 1-2/1600 winner Bill Krug ran the first lap in 23.17 and every lap thereafter within 11 seconds of each other! Only the Challenger winner, Michael Long came close, witl,a last-four-lap spread of only 24 seconds per lap. That's precision driving, race fans! Dusty Times The Limited Sportsman entries were led by Tom Rex, shown here charging to the win in class. Tom finished all six laps in 2:50:11, a long way ahead of second place. In Pro 5/1600, Eric Pavolka put in another strong perfor-mance in defeating Tim Smith by about nine minutes, his win-ning time was 2:25.34. Sportsman entries were led by the Unlimited entry of Kenneth Crook, who beat Bryan Candill by about 24 minutes, and the two Limited entries of Tom Rex and Barbara Stanley. Rex finished his six laps in 2:50.11 while Stan-ley had troubles and only finished two laps. MINis & PEEWEES & Mini ATVs The Minicycle and PeeWee races were held on special, shorter courses on Saturday afternoon. Whiplash is one of the very few associations that goes to the ( con-siderable) trouble to provide a desert track for the littlest riders, and it makes them feel really important and wanted. The larg-est class, believe it or not, was the A TV 80cc 9 and older group, where Cameron Treadwell became the first rider in some time to beat Joshua Edwards, with a 3-lap time of 1:28.40. Edwards, who either gained a year, got a new bike or just ran with the older group, completed two laps and Larae Smith and Channing Vaughn had prob-lems and didn't finish. In ATV 80cc 5-8, Justin Stephensen completed three laps and took the believe it or not, was first place trophy. In A TV 205cc 8-11, three rid-ers tackled the course with Mike Thomas going four laps in a time of 1:19.29, He beat John Richards who went three laps for second. A TV 205cc 11 plus had but a single entry, series points leader Shiloh Strunk, who went four laps just slightly slower than the younger Thomas, at 1:20.28. In the Mini classes, it was Motocrosser/Short Course rider -Brian Schott taking the gold in four laps/1:05.38.Joseph Robi-chaux had troubles and finished only two laps. 80cc Beginner had Dylan Sharp winning as Ryan Buck from Mesa had problems and DNF'd. The 60180cc 10 & Under riders had fun, with Ryan Combs taking the first place trophy in a winning time of three laps, 1:15.18. Reece Leiter also finished his three laps for second with Christopher Crumpton going two laps for third. PeeWee50cc5-8 had the best rider. Ryan Best, that is, who powered his 49cc machine to a winning time of two laps in 21 minutes and 15 seconds. Don't forget, the desert is a mighty big place for these little riders - we're real proud of all of them! MOTORCYCLES & ATVs Sunday dawned clear and a lit-tle less windy, but the race was delayed a few minutes when a final pre-race check discovered that some of the locals had pulled down several miles of course markings. Once that was taken care of, the first line of 4 Pro rid-ers roared off about 9: 14. The first corner proved to be the undoing of several riders who either blew the corner and bailed or crashed into a previous rows' riders who had fallen. Among the riders who had this fate befall them were Hans Vanderwaall and Dayton Raper. A little later in the first lap, Sunnyslope parts manager Jerry French bailed hard and took the rescue Jeep out. He'll be very sore for awhile but will be OK. Avoiding the melee turned out to be vitally important for the riders with winning ideas, and that's the_ way it turned out for the overall winner, David Roys - the Pro Senior rider who just a few weeks before had teamed up with several other 'Zanies and won the prestigious Baja 500. More on Roys later. First rider in on lap 1 was Bryan "Sugarboy" Bruning on a borrowed CR500, followed closely by eventual overall winner Roys, eventual 250 winner Troy Kalina on a Dirt & Street November 1996 KX250, and former Team Honda desert ace Randy Morales, who is now living in Arizona. Behind Morales were David Schutte, Hans Vanderwaall (up quickly after his crash), Dayton Raper (likewise), and Ron Sandlin. It was to be Sandlin's only recorded lap and he dropped out. From there on out through the four laps of the race, it went back and forth, with Roys (who was already ahead on time) passing Bruning a lap later. "It went real good," Roys later related between gulps of Gatorade at the finish line, "I This is the ~ystem run by most off road race winners just put the maximum gearing on my bike that it could handle, my Baja gearing (16/42 - wow!) and just flew on this course, it was real fast. Thanks to Kelly's Kawasaki, Tuff Guys pits and my wife." When asked about problems, Roys mentioned a common one: "Uh, couple turns I overshot, I was going just way too fast and by the time I saw the down arrows it was too late. My brakes started going out towards the end and the last 1 / 2 mile my filter started plugging up and it was sputtering a little, but r,r TRI-MIi~ BOBCAT , QIROME 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR l" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER . 13220 HAL~DALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 · 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 33

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Tim Smith chased the leader all day but came up short at the end of the six laps and took second in Pro 5-1600, about nine minutes out of first. Kenneth Crook runs through the bushes on his way to the win in Unlimited Sportsman class. He won the class by a bit over twenty-four minutes. Steve Long had a long day in Pro 1-2-1600, finally retiring after three laps and a lot of heartache. .,-other than that it was great!" Funny how winners always have the good perspective, isn't it? Randy Morales ran very strong to capture third overall and second in the Senior Pro class at 1 :46.03. Oren Wheeler and Mark Anderson also went the full four laps for third and fourth. Lap two saw hot shoe David Shutte go quickly to the Tuff Guy pits to change a set of broken handlebars, he rode in holding the throttle side broken clean off. The crash cost him dearly; nearly 25 extra minutes between the bail and the repairs; he managed only three laps total. Overexuberance caused a potentially serious yet humorous mishap in the pits, right after the 90-degree turn at the finish line. A sportsman quad (sorry we missed the number) made the turn with a ton of throttle and after going sideways and bouncing off the berm ended up shooting across the track, up the berm on the other side and rolling over with the rider underneath. Fortu-nately, the spectators saw it com-ing and scattered and no one was hurt; the rider resumed after Russell Pruett brought home being righted. Sure looked hairy, the gold in Pro ATV. The bike though! · looked a little worse for wear, First Open Pro went to the first with a totally flat rear tire and the lap leader, Bryan Bruning. throttle grip gone. "Bike ran "The course was better than great. The track got whooped out expected. I thought it would be the last couple oflaps, and the flat pretty much a wide open course, slowed me some, but we're butthey had some pretty fun stuff happy." He ran 1 :54 .52 for the over in the estuaries and stuff. It win, followed 2-112 minutes later was still a pretty fast course, by Kevin Hickson. Jeff Wells though. The CR500 belongs to ranthreelapsforthird.InATVl, my friend Dean Adams. I want former 3-wheeler hotshoe to thank my sponsor Dean Warren Parton won by two Adams, and Metro Motorsports, seconds ( closest finish of the and Torco Oils and Maier Plas-event) over Bart Pierce. Hey, an tics. Fun day!" inch is as good as a mile when you First 250 Pro was Troy Kai- win, right? Third was Arizona Off ina, Arizona's motorcycle man of Road's Dwayne Anderson, all trades -if there's a race, any only six seconds later, for the best kind of race, Troy will be there, if grouping in any class. Good ride, possible. "I started the third lap guys! ATV3 saw Peggy Lansd-and crashed where Jerry (French) berger beat six guys and Lynn crashed, in the big rolling whoops Prosser; with a nearly seven min-after the first couple of turns. I did ute margin over Josh Crawford a big faceplant and had forehead and Matthew Anderson. prints on my goggles; it was kind MCI was the second largest of hard to see." Troy can be a class, and Tuf Guy Carlo Caya master of understatement. He took the honors with a 1:46.54 won the 250 Pro class and fin- time that also got him fifth over-ished sixth overall. all. Zack McKinley ran his first In the 4-wheel contingent, . desertraceinmany,manyyearsto . get second overall and first 250. He needs to get his pit stops a little more refined, though - Zack and crew resembled the Keystone Cops during a Chinese Fire Drill. Complete chaos! (Seriously, they did fine.) Zack was about 3-l/2 minutes behind Carlo. Less than a minute later, Bill Williford took the third spot in MCI, with Chris Block and Kevin Best fourth and fifth. The interval between Williford and Block was only five seconds! 1995 Whiplash 4-Stroke Desert Champion Alan Kim from Prescott took the overall in MCZ, as well as 4-stroke. His Hale's Motors XR600 hummed along all day, turning a 1:58.51 ET for the win. It was a close one, however, as he beat Tim Hoban to the finish by a mere four seconds. Third was Dan Hayes, 34 seconds later. In other division action, MC3 was won by Richard Hansen by a minute over Bradley Fuh-rmann and two minutes over Delwin Turner. MC6 was a Barry Myers win at 1 :58 .07 over . Bruce Muster and Pat Hoban. ~ ~ ~ In MC7, Dallas Crumpton took the measure of Jim Conner and Tom Whatley. Don Bull beat Big Joe Prosser for the MC8 title, followed by Dal Langham and Emory Brocher. As usual, the Super Senior/50-plus guys did a great job, with the top three finishing within a little over 10 minutes of each other in 90-degree temperatures on a fast, rough course. MC5, the Beginners, had 14 entries and was won by Robert Leiter in three laps, 1 :34.00. John Strong finished second two minutes later and Chris Mun-hall (first 125 Beg) another l / 2 minute after that, in spite of a big bail. Ex-MXer Cody Dennee also bailed big, finishing with a bloody nose and swollen lip, but determined to win soon. The Dennees are getting lots of help from Hank, the owner of Shawn Martin Development in Phoenix -thanks! Kate Kochenderf er beat Brandee Tomko for the Ladies win, MC9. .All in all, a good race and great . time in Mexico; we're looking . forward to Cinders! uck5 Ple~HIHI'~ Bikes&A Planning the Point to Point Race: As you may or moy not know, a quallty Off Rood event does not Just happen. Months of planning go Into each event. To this end Whlplosh mode It's first pre-run to Sonoyta and on down to Rocky Poln't over the October 1st week.end. The Sonoyto to Rocky Point race, long a main stay In Arizona Off Road Racing Is alive ond Well II Tecote will once again ploy o major roll In helplng pave the way for a smooth ond succesful event. $0/\'0YTA TO ROCKY PO/A'T~ ~l~U~<P~, STAIJINIJ II :IOAM w,ft_ ~i'b~EN BllfEII, ATV, STAIINIJ 1:10AM AU i,.,, STARTING POSITIONS FRIDAY AT 3:00 p MINI, STAll#IJ"* 9:10 AM AU 1llO ll by PILL Drawing; 8:00pm at UNTIL 10·00 PM & IEE WEE, STAIJINI.,., 10:00 AM AU #/Ill fJ 11111/EUMETTINIJ tO.•IO~M REGISTRATION BllfEII.ATV,IIIIEIWMETTINIJ 1:00AM MW TAURANTS Registration FRIDAY NIGHT SATURDAYAT 6:00 A 0/l/DEltS' MEWNfJAT $TA(J/N(J FOil HE WEE, SONOYTA: MEXICIJEIITll'IFEEI UNTIL 7:00 PEEWEE,I.M,.l_Nl_, _______ ,. Motel Excel•lo, Alt INJRTl#EI/ $110.00 :IV -~ ...,~ ~I on-52-638-2-10-41 1llO I-I $l1S,OO ._...._\_.l!,.,_• ... ~.a:.s: .,_ n,,:7111< COURSE INFORMATION ~::.·:::':."::::,:;;! 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Spo,.-ts Bar-size, and put neatly In I p&aetk: bag. 1t Jt I ~ ~ 52-638-3-43-11 0 r::!> ~"'j.. CERVEZ.A C).a_ ~ CHOUA8AY 'IE[~11 Page 34 " ~@> RACING GASOLINE BORDER Information The border Is c;losed fro■ 12;00 ■ld1lgkt u1tll 6:00 AM. Pion your trip auordl1gly. No visa's art req11lred # "free zo11e.■ Coll Joe Flores ( Sons loc;ottd In Why (apprP. 10 ■lies so1th of .Ajo) for l1nroau (520) 387-5'22. Yo, ■15t Ian lloblltty IHllrOIU 01 yo,r tow velllclt Gld. trailer wht1 yOII c;ross the border! Jot FlortS u~ his sou ore raurs aid npport osr progro■. Thty hove good foo6. a CLEAN restouro1t. 01d servlu statloa. Sta,. tat. gos up and get your lnsarn,e before JOI Gross the border. Hours ore 6:00 AM 111111:00 PM. lotmatlooal border aod fallow road mth . p;tRTY r,/lf . one ■lit to Sonoyto. Keep left H Hwy 2 to .JolNI Fowler. Co-Owner ti tit WORLD the flrst lnterse,tlon (after o s■oll hlll), Foaow.UJCamfffowlllhosttheawa Cm, the bridge (a big Pt■tx go, ,tatlon banquet ot 8:30 Pt1 Saturday olgit 01 left). Now wat,• for o split 11 th rood prOtllstS to be o great ud take the right t11n oato Hwy a (slg1 soys PTO Penos'°). Uls t,n Is a "'n to th rltkt 011d Is Jut past t•e Pe■ex stotlow. Now yo1're 11 dow1tow1 Soaoyta Gld hodl1g • ,• SOlfNest toward R°'ky Poflf 01 Hwy a. Spttd ll■tt lo Sonoyta 1, 15 MPH (7 MPH lo sdool zo1e). Go o ftw Ulo■tter.s solth of Soaoyto to the old bosktttloll '°'rt (rodeo • •~ 9ru1ds now). Sectred ,apl19 wlll be .,(•~,..,v_,,,.,,. nollable. This wlll be tht sta9l1g a1d stort ! • 'I of tit rau. H/.VEFUNI \ J' '• ~ CALL or See details In the next Issue of the,.:~~ SOUTHWEST OFF ROAD NEWS . ,I •;~j, • ,J · ~~ Whiplash Motorsports ·-;, -~~ (602)971-3730 ' November 1996 );_ 0 ERVIEZA :1141n Dusty Times

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MAG·7 News and Baja 1000 Pit Information By Philip Breedlove MAG-7 will commemorate 27 years at the Baja 1000 {according to Bill O'Brien -resident M-7 historian) with 10 pits including two doubles. Mag-7 will also provide contingency awards and co-sponsorship of the Bruce Cranmore Mag-7 Baja Spirit Award along with SCORE and John B~cker. Preliminary pit locations are as follows: Pit 1 -Ojos Negros course miles 71. Pit 2 -Rancho Candolfi Rd. approx course miles 141, mile from last pit 70. Hwy 3 @ Km 138 -approx course mileage 200. Pit 5 -Matomi Wash approx course mileage 330. Finish -cumulative course mileage 715. Cold beer waiting. Pit Service includes hauling racer spares and tires and racer supplied gas as well as providing a "pit crew" radio, tools, welders, generators, lights, communica-tions, refreshment, 2 T-shirts per team. We encourage racers to supply individuals to help with the pit or the special requirements off their race vehicle. The Baja 1000 pit pickup will be on 1112196 {Terry Walsh's house and the cutoff for registration is l O 119 if your race team is to appear on the Mag-7 Baja l 000 T-shirts. Race equipment must be supplied to Mag-7 by 11 / I to insure that it is distributed properly. We will accept new racers up to the pit meeting. Anyone interested in support please contace Wayne Newell 745-5740 voice mail. At the L:r~Khlin Challenge Mag-, will provide a main pit and remote pits fur the race. Two of the more senior SCORE racers, PIT NUMBER l 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 FINISH-HOOYAH! brothers Ed (70 years young) and Hugh (68 years young) McLean will be vying for family bragging rights by competing against each other in Class 9. BIGGER IS BETTER 1 Jpgrade the C.V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us cor,vert your stub axles and. transmission output bells to accept the l13r9er C.V. ioints . • Convert Type I stub axles and output bell· to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C.V _ Convert Type 11 stub axles and output bel 1 to accept 930 C.V. joints. 1AII axles and bells for Type 11 or Type IV ,J_c;.v .s can be threaded %-24 or stock 8mm. ;All axles and Bells for 930 C.V.s can be 1 threadP.rl 3/4s::>4 or...stock 10mm threads. FIT YOUR OFF ROADER . .WITH UPGRADED AXLES ANO BELLS Only ~49.95_ per. flangll on yo_ur su11pl!•.d e!l.rts. . Stop the up-travel on your suspension with this advanced bump stop system. ER Tt:nse Bump Stops oome complete with a mounting system, poiy-eurethane 1;J piec.e; and enough valllirig 10 ~t the job done. ECONOMICALLY PRl~ED AT $319.90 per pair. lncludinQ the mounting hardware and the GAS bolts . SEE YOUR. OFF R>AD RACNG PARTS SUPPLIER OR CALL US DIRECT . . -'Yamelr Specialties Inc 102 erntview 1 ' . P. 0. Box 845 1-eo?-427~1 YameR, AZ. 85382 Dusty Times APPROXIMATE APPROXIMATE CUMULATIVE PIT LOCATION MrLESFROM COURSE MlLEAGE LAST PIT Ojos Negros 71 71 Rancho Candolfi Rd. 70 141 Hwy. 3@Km 138 59 200 Left off Morelia 54 254 Wash toward Huatamote Wash Matomi Wash 76 330 Left near Hwy. 5 @ 71 401 Km 1S9 Hwy. 3@Km 138 47 448 Approx. 10 mi. 77 525 Before Llano Colorado Santo Tomas 67 592 Ojos Negros 50 642 COLD BEER 73 715 WAITrnG Happy Thanksgiving CLASS 5 UNLIMITED SCORE LEGAL ~NGIN~, FRESH FAT lebttlld TRANS: Fresh Fortin Rebuild 2718cc TYPE 4 DG300 Hewland bullt & maintained by Doug Fortin Chrome Moly frame, Callf. Performance, BRAKES: Raceco, Jerry Penhall Front: Summers Discs Zero mlles on the 1996 total rebulld Rear: summers full floaters. Equipment Front su,p: 14• tra~el Fox coll-ov9", 2 JMtr wheel, Wnght fralllng anns, Roceco leam. Rea, SUsp: 24" bOYel, Jamar pedals, Saginaw pwr stmg, bead lock Centerline wheels, Goodyear Hres, 30 got Fuel Safe ceU, VDO Morine and Autometer gauges. torsion w/secondary torsions, Roadmaster Intercom & radio. Raceco 6x6 rear arms. 4 Fox Beard seats, Simpson hamess' shocks per wheel. Summers axles. Many spares 930 cv's. $l4,500 Invested l\tff trade for equal nJfue or $25,000 cash DAYS. ~l-3&2-0748 NITES • 541-382-02'4 November 1996 from all the folks at Dusty Times Page35

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GOOD -STUFF. DIRECTORY Chassis And Suspension For Racing And Recreation MIKE MONOHAN 1320 N. Miller St. #8 Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 524-1050 . RACE CAR SALES & EXPORT Off-Road Fabrication & Accessories ~~~ Export & Int'l Sales Raci Car Preparation Consulting & Management .I 040 S. Main St. *Fall brook, CA 92028. '(619) 723-2117*FAX (619) 723-9938 ENGINEERED ,uEL CE11S • Lightweight and Rugged •Complete Fuel Scavenging · •Standard Sizes, 8 to 44 gallons MUUf •SODA and SCORE approved Leaders in Custom Fuel Cell Design and Fabrication. RACING FUEL CELLS 800-526-5330 RAMSEY, NJ USA UTOC ENGINES PARTS - SERVICE 1100 CUSTER ROAD TOLEDO, OHIO 43612 1-800-356-6586 419-476-3711 . HELMET~/FILTERED AIR SYSTEMS · Featuring Arai & Bell Helmets , ·eoR McKenzies 714 650-4566 714 441-1~12· SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES NETS • TOOLBAGS• HARNESSPADS AJ,...L SEATS. CAN BE SHIPPED UPS BEARD'S ~·suPER·SEATS'' ED~ BARBARA BEARD 208 4th Avenue E. Buckeye, AZ 8532.6 (602) 386-2592 , I OFF ROAD RACERS ! --1 Off-Road Fiberglass • Off-Road Truck Fabrication Ureth_ane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages John Ehmke J "Nobody Beats Our Quality or Prices" . I PRO SURO.! , Wide Assortment of Colo15 and Sizes -CUSTOM SUITS -In-Store Measurements ( 10 DAY DELIVERY AVAIIABlf) LARGE SELECTION Suits and Helmets, Crew Shirts In-Stock . We also carry a full selection of • Standard & Custom Harnesses • Fuel Cells • • Fire Systems • Shoes • Gloves • '10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 . (619) s62-1140 ·:II~· BELL FAX (619) 562-6151 ~ MOT0RSPORIS lankershim & 1-S 9017 Son F-ernondo Rood, Sun Volley, CA 91352 (818) 768-7770 Fox (818) 768-1840 ' Auto Meter instruments are the · No. 1 choice of racers worldwide. Our tachometers, speedometers and gauges offer the finest in accuracy and durability. FoR" DEALER NEAR You: for Color Catalog 1-800-724-7839 Au10 Meler Products, Inc. ~ I .... ,-.-., ........... l3 J POWDER COATING 68399 Perez Rd. Cathedral City, CA 92234 · BRANDWOOD CARS. Ph. 619-324-1143 Fx. 619-328-5046 . . Custom Vehicle Shifter ; _· fOl'.mld-englnes .and ·other lippiicatlons . .602-43_7-3jp.7 @IP e" t: ;:·I' N tu PRE-FUN , Curt LeDuc 39067 Orchard St Cherry Valley, CA 92223 (909)-845-8820 • Our Specialty Race Trucks Pr~Runners 84-89 Ranger Fiberglass Dimple Dies ACCOUNTING• INCOME TAX -CONSULTING IRS REPRESENTATION MILLER & CANNON Certified Public Accountant ·-•• GL.KNDORA Ava. SUITK 201 (818) 919-1011 WK■T COVINA, CA 817.0 P'AX (818) 919-0211 BILL & DIANNE THOMPSON ==CARRERA PHOTOGRAPHY (714) 969-6820 P.O. BOX 5221 • BUENA PARK, CA 90622 e· • S" • 1 o· • 13• • 15" • 1 s" • 17" RACING WHEEL BEAD LOCKS $ ffe)(Q) ~ 1r .. [L (Q) (CI){ SIMULA TED BEADLOCK COVER 1671 NORTH BRAWLEY AVE. FRESNO. CA 93722 (2091275-5183 FAX (209) 276-2365 . . OCNC:Jf Manufacturersof ' , 1 Brake and _Clutch Pedal Assy: . _ . ~ f Master Cylinders . : --~~--~--.J Slave Cylinders CNC, Inc. 1221 West Morenafllvd. San Diego, CA.'92110 (619) 275-1663 ~ . . Cuth"hg and Sta~ing Brakes" Hydraulic Throttflts TIJrottle Pedals and all of our accessories. Se~ $3.00 for Catalog FLOATER REAR ENDS• i'RONT HUBS• AXLES BALL JOINTS• TORSION BARS• KNOCK OFF HUBS (805) 239-2663 Sandy Cone 2055 Hangif)g Tree Lane • Templeton, CA 93465 Ocpt.DU413W. ElmSL ~ Sycamorc, Il. 60178 e ......__......_......._....._.---''--------,--"-------'--'-------------------------1

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MIKE • GAYLE • JON • DAVE • VIC • ANDY ~ J.31, @UIOOlill)~ Parts, Equipment, Accessories & Service 4-Wheel Drive -Mini Trucks Pre-Runners -Race Prep -2-Wheel Driv~ 3209-A Thousand Oaks Blvd. • Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 494-RACE • (805) 495-6119 • (805) 495~3344 FAX(805)495-2339 t!'ltRACING I Vi/,/GASOLINE . LEADED 110,114,118 OCTANE CALL FOR YOUR NEAREST DISTRIBUTOR 1-800-669-4504 DISTRIBUTORSHIPS AVAILABLE COSBY OIL COMPANY, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA DE UNZIO HERMAN DeNUNZIO (805) 683-1211 P.O. Box 6057 JOHN VERHAGEN'$ IJlj ...... ES PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSIONS 10623 BLA~KFOOT ROAD 619-240-3930 · APPLE VALLEY ,CA 92308 T>ONIJf.fOE ~A.&-:IN~ • RACE TRUCKS • PRERUNNERS • CONSULTING • DEVELOPMENT • RACE SHOCKS • FULL FABRICATION SERVICE ENTERPRISES KREG DONAHOE OWNER 957 N. ENTERPRISE DR. ORANGE, CA 92867 (714) 771-7349 $5,000.00_ CONGRATULATIONS ... McKenzie's Short Course Champions!!! Dan Mathews Steve Bishop Glen Neese 440 SGalfey San Pedro, Ca 90731 Phone (310) 831-103.5 Fax (310) 833-3477 "[..Mf,d•··l'.tlwm.Com Over 20 Y cars experience in building & design of competition racipg heads Wholesale/Retail Pickup & Delivery U.P.S. Aluminum Wheel Repairs & Polishing EDDCO Wheel Co. Street, Offroad, Production Aluminum Welding 9437 Wheatlands Ct. Suite K& L Santee, CA 92701 819-258-2575 ,A1,fotorsport l'RE·RUNNER 51'ECIAU5T • DUMPERS • CAGES • SHOCI( MOUNT:; SEAT MOUNTS • LIFT ms • LOWERING ms • DUAI.LYS /IJlt. DAG SUSl'ENSION • 5HOW CARS & DISPLAYS • ATV FAIi WORK EXPERT INSTALLATION & FAEIRICATION AYAILAEILE FIBERGLASS FENDERS i. BEDSKINS TOYOTA-CHEVY-NISSAN-FORD-ETC. -4010 N. PALM STREET, UNIT 103 (714) 870-9422 FULLERTON. CA 92635 F/\X (714) 870-9132 FUELS & LUBRICANTS CO. BRUCE CONRAD ·1537 E. Del Amo Blvd carson, CA 90746 . Phone: (310)603-2200 FAX: (310) 603•2:?S'1"·· · CUSTOM TOOLING-PRODUCTION - REPAIR FIBERGLASS KEVLAR CARBON FIBER CHUCK GUY PH 619 7~941 39225 Jewell Valley Way - Boulevard, Ca 91905 25 years experience 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, Califomia 91935 (619) 669-4727 Doug Fortin c:::::> F="" F="" . 4-QB. 365. 9700. ~ystems'" BY RAFFO RACING LTD. 810A B. ARTHUR AV£ ARUNGTON HTS., IL 60005 l'HONE:(708)ZS9-3810 FAX:(TOB)ZSl>-9705 THE BEST AIR SYSTEMS IN RACING YOU CAN BUY/ NIW YII CAN en TIE · RACING SEARS TIE WINNEIS ARE USING ;J 1FTC Racing Equipment, Inc. 31790 Groesbeck Hwy. Fraser, Ml 48026 (810) 294-5858 Fax (810) 293-0736 THE RACERS CHOICE. Fuel Safe's Custom & Standard Fuel Cells are designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the safety standards set by all racing associations. For your local dealer ~ call (800) 433-6524 ~ Call or write for our FREE Catalog Aircraft Rubber Manulact11t11, Inc. 18062 Redondo Circle. Huntington Beach. CA 92648 U.S.A. Ph (714) 842-2211 Fx (714) 842-6622. ~ GlASSWORKS ,.....,__ _____ -:-:U:--nl=-lm_l_te---:d Design Graphite/ Cabon A & D Se.rvices Custom Fiberglass Fobricotion 18101 Redondo Cirde, Unit T Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 841-8814 11161 'MARTENS RIVER CIRC\.E "A" 714-979-6631 FOUNTAIN VALLEY CA. 92708 'FAX :714-979-5953 MACHINE WORKS High Performance & Suspension Parts BIiiet 4WD Yoke Axles - 4 Pinion Dlffs Front & Rear Floater Hubs -300M U-Jolnts sway Bars -Ball Joints -VW Stub Axles Running Springs, ca (909) B67-4656 -· , ' ·~ - --. . , I \---MANIJl'ACTUIIEllS <)f; llllAKE ANJl CLUTCH ASSY PE/lFORMANCEPflc>CIICTS' MASTER C\'1,1 NOERS SI.A VE CYI, I N·or-:1is > TllllNINO I, STM~ING llllAKF.S .s_111i:n.:1tS · . AVAILABLE AT FINER SPEf.lALTY SIIOPS DEALER INQURIES WELCOME 570 CENTRAL AVENUE ®iiii' 81..DGC . - -LAKE ELSINORE. CA.m530 . · • • PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 909-245-6050 FAX 909!245-6052 '

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JA·MES GANG . RACING PRODUCTS ARLINQTON SHEET METAL CORP. tl4U Imperial Hwy. • Santa Fe Sprinp • CA 90670 Complete Race Car Fabrication, Pre Runners, Chase Trucks, Roll Cages, Bumpers, Suspensions, Tube Bending, Aluminum Fabrication, Engine Tuning KAL OFFROAD RACING (805) 238-5731 Owner Crew Chief Don Connors Phone (310) 921-2693 Fax (310) 926-0699 James Hall 103 Capitol Hill Drive Paso Robles CA. 93446 ·-. -JG TRANSWERKS 'Go with a Proven Winner· ·WNNNNM Joe Giffin Desert, Short Course & Street VW Racing Transmissions HONDA Power Equipment OUT BOARD.ENGINE • GENERATOR SPECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 1509 N. Kraemer, Unil 0 Anaheim, California 92806 (714) 632-1240 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90063 ART KAWAGUCHI FAX (213) 264-2136 (21J) 264-~8~8 JIMCO Q Wrangler Q Graad Cheroktt address city state 11p OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES FOX SHOCK SERVICE PARTS & ACCESSORIES RACE PREPARATION (619) 562-1743 "OFF ROAD SPECIALISTS" 10965 HARTLEY RD. SUITE R SANTEE, CA 920,.'.1 - RACE CAR/PRE-RUNNER PREP & FABRICATION MIKE JULSON JOHN COOLEY CUSTOM TRAILERS Ruis Jonas Molon,porl's CUSTOM FABRICATION 138 SANTA FELICIA DRIVE SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 Shop: (805) 968-1067 Fax: (805) 968-3438 . V•a&MIC GaugeAaembli• _.ON K:■NN• Racer Discounts 809-f N . Lakeview Ave• Placentia, CA 92670 Tel/Fox 714-779-2316 POWER E STEERING THOMAS f . LEE LEE MFG. CO. 1·1661 PENDLE,ON STREET SUN VALLEY, CA 91352 {818; 768-0371 A lull line of• Steering gear;;, pumps ano accHssoriet tor ar:y type ol racing. Mc'J'.lr,flux ,snd Zyglo ,acil!li.:;; _ .-,ai12ole. OFF ROAD SHOCK SERVICE EIGilroN RACING "BILSTEIN • FOX • MOTORCYCLE : 15454 EL CENTRO ROAD 619-244-9075i HESPERIA,CA 92345 LIN CO TEMPERATURE STRIPS Easy to use, Inexpensive & accurate! All strips are self adhesive and labeled in Fahrenheit and Celsius. Strips are $2.00 , each or $1.75 each over ten. For a FREE brochure or to order, contact: LINCO 13337 E. South St., #344 Cerritos, CA 90701 Phone/Fax: (714) 821-6542 REVERSIBLE STf11PS allow constant temperature monitor-ing Ranges from 32 to 194 F IRREVERSIBLE STRIPS record the maximum temperature reached of the item they are applied to. Ranges from 120• to 555•F. • CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACEPREP • AL'JMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLLCAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 416 FLEETWOOD GLENDORA, C~ 91740 .818-85.'.7-.RACE 818-852-8852F AX ~ KENT LOTHRINGER Assembly- Machine Work ,Parts Engine Dyno Faclllty 10722 Kenney Street. Suite C Santee, CA 92071 619-596-0886 619-596-0625F AX KenMl\lor . ' PEAFORMANC~PRODUCTS "OFFROAD IS OUH BUSINESS" 2366 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 Tel (714) 441-12i2 Fax(714) 441-1622 MENDEOLA RACING Volkswagen -Pors1~he -Hewland Off-Road & Stadium RcJcing Transmissions Parts & Service \ 290 TROUSDALE #I&J CHULA VISTA CA 91910 619-69_1-1000 F ~X 619-691-1324 MITlllVIORK\~ ■ DESIGN ■ DEVELOPMENT ■ PRODUCTION• _, ..u w iii ■ ..J _»u,'L/.'A,'A./ ~ R,;a ,I)~ ! ~ ~r;r -/· i., Pre Rvnners • ·-41vmlm~m 8od/'9s a Dnsnes ::.. R~fk/1 I (909) 877-2923 :E 1245 N. Fitzgerald Ave. Suite 107 ~ ;1 t:i Rialto, California 9:J7l 12 ■ MI G WELDING . - H-E-LIAR-C-WELDI_N_G-.~~ ~ '----(I) MESSICK RACING PHOTOS II ETAL 5 PINNING . ~_gR ALL _INDUSTRIES C;II (310) 928-9838 SUNDRY METAL CRAFTS ~ •LANGEO DISC • I 6729 Suva St. Bel! Gardens, CA 90201

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805-940-5515. Fraley's Performance Engineering * AD Types ol Stael fl Aluminua Fawicatioa *TUNBeadinc * Alwnia-fl 9tNI W.Winc •eutom Machine Work * All T:,pe1 ol Race Cars ~I W. Flamiaso llcL Laa Veps, NV 89H:J Bruce Fraley C7H) :J-.s-9eH OFF-ROAD PORSCHE TRANSAXLES ENGINES:x~.Porsche (911) 2.0-$2295 2.4-$2695 2.7-$2995. 3.0-$3195 930 4-SPEED & 650 5-SPEED . 3.2-$3695 3.6-$4995 Turbo 3.0-$3995 3.3-$4i95 GEARS, COMPONENTS, COMPLETE TRANSAXLES ' Engines are rebuit to exacting standards developed 011 • FIVE YEARS TESTING 50 TRANSAXLES WITH NO PINION ; the race tracks of California. Racing upgrades avallablel OR GEAR BREAKAGE (SUPER-STRONG HELICAL GBARS) "Largest" Porsche rebuilder in U.SA. . SYNCHROMESH OR DOG-CHANGE (QUICK-SHIFI) OPTION • CHROMOL Y DIFFS, SIDE COVERS, AND BRG. RETAINERS • •1,-;1+ ·••1,•,11 • 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DR., EL PASO, TX 79936 [94115] 857-5200 Roild .Buggy S11lpp1y 1 (800)231-8156 PARKER Race Car Chassis Race ·car P~rts Aluminum bodies 1/2-1600 Motors And Trans Custom Machine Work & Fabrication 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, Az. 8.5365 (601) 783-6265 • PUMPER HELMET SAN SEVAINE WAY L MIRA LOMA, CA 91752 909-360-5906 COMPANY FAX 909-360-0436 _.:.LU L.I....L.IJL~ _ _.LI..I..J I I 1 .. t ·~ ,~~@7r~@cu5) ~ SAFEll' EQUIPMENT,' MAXON, MOTOROLA, ROADMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRiNG FOR RADIO &/OR INTERCOM STILL ONLY S 12'i. 2888 GUNDRY i\VE. SIGNi\L HILL. Ci\ 90806 310-427-8177 I 800-869-5636 930 LOWEST: 3.44 x 2.15 x 1.74 x 1.41 R&P 4.22, 4.86 650 LOW: 4.60 x 3.23 x 2.81 x 1.76 x 1.47 R&P 3.44, 4.0 FOR INFO PACK & LIST OF EXPERIENCED SHOPS PHONE OR FAX (808) 878-6812 ~~\> str,IJ tJ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ Pr1ci1io11 I/Joy, 1,/d, t!l. 700 N.E. 117th Strfft 11 ~ Vancouver, WA 98685o$ ;o~ ~ Phone ~~. ~'lJ: Fax 360-574-5474 7on & 360-576-1109 Get the word out about your business, big or small. P-ut your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" an!i reach new customen. Good Stuff Direc~ory Ads are merely$ 25 .00 per month. •ew A High Performance VB Race Truck Series "The True Driver's Class" Tel. 619.449.6252 Fax 619.449.6470 9419 Abraham \\ay, Ste. B , Santee, CA 92071-2584 1 -800-929-43&0 RACESHOCK COIVIPANY BOGART'-~ '111-'uu , • Off-road products and services for recreational and racing applications • Shock services for rebuilding and application assistance Jerry Penhall 714 • 650 • 3035 Fax 714 • 650 • 4721 1660 Babcock Bldg. #8 Costa Mesa CA 92627 • Sales of new & pre-owned suspension components , • We take trade-ins LEE FINKE 1711 WEST CULVER #1 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 TEL: (602) 254-0744 FAX: (602) 493-0975 MOBILE: (602) 376-0944 &RACING VGASOLINE "100, 110. 114. 118" methanol & nitro Steve Poole ,.,. ... •.•.-.•.•-·-·-•-•.•.-.•.-.-,,., C. L Bryant, Inc. • On-Site Fuel Distribution ~~ • handling & storage Equip. 13415 Carmenita Rd. Sante Fe Springs, CA 90670 Phone (310) 802-8913 fax (310) 802-0274 .-.-.•~~CD •••• ··• . • • • • RACE CAR DYNAMICS OFF ROAD l=IACE CARS 3552 FOWL.ER CYN RO. JAMUL., CA B '7 935 PH. CB'79J 440-28'74 FAX CB '7 9J 5BB-4237 JIM ASBURY RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EAST MAIN ST. EL CAJON, CA 92021 CHRIS ROSE /619I 443-2480 LAURA -I .. RICHARD S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT" HCR66, BOX 11030 PAHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV 89041 (702) 372-5335 TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92621 (714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 §V~W fl§~H ~~w-~11-3 ~J ~=== 5101 GALWAY CR., HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 FAX (714) 894-9567 .al SITE S~ -IWfflis · W1NXNr' LETIEIIH;i • CN1 LEl1El!WG • rJlAffm

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~ s~~&~ &~to-'11/i# 6"4toM ~ '8dt '1)W<J, 6/9-347-5052 45-410 #/0 ~St. 1,uuo.. 6A 9220 I 15855 Dell View Rd. El Cajon, California 92021 Steve Spirkoff/Owner 619/561•2913 El Centro, CA ...................... 800-989-4645 El Cajon, CA ....................... 800-458-2711 Indio, CA. ............................ 800-989-3278 Lancaster, CA ...................... 800-462-9499 . Las Vegas, NV ..................... 702-643-9200 Long Beach, CA ................... 310-432-3946 Oxnard, CA .......................... 805-485-6900 Perris, CA ............................. 800-969-3835-Van Nuys, CA ....................... 818-786-81801 Riverside, CA ....................... 909-877-0226 All other inquiries, contact Sports Racing at P. 0. Box 610, Long Beach, CA 90801 310-518-7318 ·· [!fJJ[JJJO (213)583-2404 . SANDERS SERVICE, TNC. , METAL PROCESSJNG· · 5921 WIimington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL FLOUAESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks • Buggies • Pre-Runners OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS I/VELD/NG ' FABRICA 7DN ' FLAME CUTTING • FRaVT ENOS • REAR TRAILING ARMS RACE OfASSIS • PRERUN/'>ERS • FOXRAGNGSICJX LARRY ROSEVEAR 1345DYNAMIC5.UNITD . PHONE (714/ 996-6260 FAX {714/ 996-6405 ANAHEIM, C4 92806 f(IICE Tf(IINS BY JEFF flEUlS TRfiNSfiXLE ·ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 818-998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 TRANSMISSIONS WEST -Spacial/zing kl High P&rf. Transa,dss -~ d,1~ll.MtM~ • VW • POFSCHE • OFF ROAD WE RACE WHAT WE SB..L (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 ~-Noonandie • Torrance, CA 90501 TS PERFORMANCE AND REPAIR Fox Shox Service • Crankshaft Rebuilding 2·Stroke Engine Service • Cylinder Re-Chrome Cylinder Boring • Porting • Carburetion 1191 Drager Rd. Eagle River, WI 54521 TONY SWIONTEK 715-479-6681 URBD BLUE&J..~ Racing Gasolines PZ"l BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager "P RP.('i'l'.} Fl'<!iS, \l'/',.,:c,t :or'ISt P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wilqomar, CA 92595 Phone: (909) 674·9167 Fax: (909) 674·7367 Pager: (909) 694· 7392 ~c PAtNr /INPCOATIN1,:'f}tt.G~AP111CS*JfJI/OB * i •~ !lJMC; MAJNTeNANCJ'•~ll'IAC~J,P1/Rlllt;* ~1W-#h1 MYMB''torRck,1!;~ -~~,l-_~o Off Raad Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication Dale White Racing 3940 Maranathil Circle LilS Vegas. NV 89103 70Z·B11·1661 Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines · Engine Dyno Service (619) 449~9728 FAX (619) 449~26 78 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 So. Cal. Distributors. (310) 928-2278 Lyn, Gordon, or Mike 535 East Central Park Anaheim, CA 92802 714-956-9457 Straight L i ,n c nl ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING. 31510 223rd street East Llano, CA 93544· 805-281~202 (UMP). 619i449-9690 . . ~ UNIQUE METAL PROOUCTS ;10223-PRQSPECT AVENUE .SANTEE CA 92971, CUSTOM SHEET METAL SHOP AIR CLEAMER SYSTEMS', FULL LINE OF POWER STEERING FOR ALL TYPES OF RACING-& RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PRODUCTION SHOP (TABS, BRACKETS, 80DIES, ETC'.) . Off Road Products Front and Rear Tra~ing .¾ms • Spindles I Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels 2733 W. Missouri ·Phoenix, Al_ 85017 Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 · .

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~ HEUVINK CONSULTING Pu1111c RFI ATIONS & MA11.KETINC: En HEUVINK MKDlACENTRllM lJTJU'.CHT \U:NOF.. \/lo:Lns·rn .&.A 1' 2')/4 Hi. 3572 KH l lTR£CHT TIIF. M'.TBJi'.RLANDS T.u.. 030-2722133, FA.X 030 -2 7226;'2 Mrnm ,1.-. 06. ~Y2s,s1111. H< iME/Pltt\11''. 0,0-221.ojl's l IVAN's PRERUNNER!! Toyota THE ONLY REASON FOR NOT ADVERTISING IN DUSTY TIMES IS BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE MORE BUSINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE . PUBLIC RELATIONS ANO MARKETING CONSULTANTS EDWIN C. JACOBS PRESIDENT 900 STATE MILL ROAD AKRON. OHI044319 330-644-777 4 Classified ••• 4 runner and Ford Ranger Combo, Built by Spirit wl Bil-stei ns, National Sp.rings, 9" Rearend, 302ci V8 Motor, Doug Nash 5 sp, Autometer, Depend-able and lots of Spares!! Baja " Brokers Ref #526 (619) 723-FOR SALE 1640 cc RABBIT Has the bottom-end of a Rabbit, with the top-end performance of a Toyota. FOR SALE: Awesome Trophy-Truck, thousands in spares, Former Robby Gordon Frank Vessel, 38" rear 32" front travel with the best of everything. This truck is a winner. Could be made Class 8 legal. 90K or will consider trade for real estate or!! Contact Baja Brokers (619) 723-2117. 2117. $30,000.00. .t.,,_,.;#i' FOR SALE: Class 9 Two seater, t-Mag fresh transaxle by DJ. with all new parts and close ratio 3rd and fourth, Fox Shocks, Beard, Neal pedals with hydraulic clutch, UMP, Fuel Safe cell, runs xlnt, $3,200.00 oho (619) 956-7297. CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES • Built & Backed by Bell Helmets • Light Weight • Lexan Sheild • Snell 90 • Helmet Conversions • Complete Blower Systems for Single or Double Seat Cars • Complete Line of Worth & Pyrotect Safety Products • Cool Boxes • Blowers • 4' - any Length Hose • Free Service & Parts • We Ship UPS '-5153 Bowden Ave.• Sa 01' Joint Jigger Tube& Pipe Notcher $299.oo WITH SKIRT Tube notching is simple with the O/1 Joint Jigger. Using standard bi metal hole saws, and a 1/2" hand drill or small drill press to provide the power, this heavy duty fixture notches quickly and accurately the ends of tube or pipe up to 2" OD. Dale Wilch Sales & Mfg. P.O. Box 12031 • Kansas City, KS 66112 Phone: ( 91:3) 788-:3219 • Fax: 788-9682 Chl'ck us out on thl' \h·h ({i' 11·u·u·.t! For info or to order call TOLL FREE! 1-800-NICE CUT (642-3288) Dusty Times I ' SPECIAL ON 2 N issans: ( l ) Class 7 and ( 1) Class 7S both for the price of one! Ex-Mears truck, super history, multi winner, Summers Bros, Big Travel, bypass shocks, coil over, tons of spares, excellent maintenance, extra engine and ( 1 ) extra awesome Class 7S. Completely prepped and ready 2 car package for $60,000.00 oho Baia Brokers Ref #s 509 and 422 (619) 723-2117. Every part brand new, powder coated block, all parts plated, modified Audi rods, J & E pistons, Total Seal rings, de-stroked crank, new early style highly modified 40x3 5. 5 cylinder heads w/0. S. buckets, Web custom cam, hand made intake mani-fold w/ Weber carb, custom built oil pan, thermal coated headers, crank-fire ignition. Dyno time only, 165 B.h.p $6000.00, Contact: Bill Goshen, (714) 990- 2091, Bob Goshen, (310) 534-1390 ' ...4 · . .•• ;,·,NJ". . ,., W~• .:--...:- -' ....Go,. ~ ·---~-.. 4 POSITION SENSITIVE .,,,NOT ALL SHOCKS ARE CREA TED EQUAL, IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THAT COUNTS" THE JBS SHOCK BY SWAY-A-WAY FEATURES: POSITION SENSITIVE EXTERNALLY ADJUST ABLE ➔ INTERNAL BYPASSING / COIL-OVER ➔ REMOVABLE BYPASS TUBES SWAY-A-WAY WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUT A SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HAS HELPED US DEVELOP OUR SHOCK PROGRAM ... LARRY BOLIN, RUDY TOWNSLEY, BILL VARNES, BUTCH DEAN, JIM MOULTON, DANNY-FODDRILL, BRIAN COATS AND MANY OTHE/!S. November 1996 SMfAY·A ·IVA~ ~ 20755 MARILLA STREET, CHATSWORTH, C4 91311 C4U OR WRITE FOR YOVR FREE C4TALOG TODAY! 818-100-9112 Page 41

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Classified ••• FOR SALE: SODA Class 4 Chevy Truck. 650 hp, small block, American Racing Wheels BFG's, Extra fiberglass and molds, Parker Pumper, Fox Shox, ATO tranny, 3600 lbs, light-weight and fast. Asking $18,000.00 oho Race ready with spares Call (715) 369-5000. FOR SALE: Soda Class 11 Two seat Phazer, Race ready, new Goodyear tires and fresh motor. $3,800.00 with 16" trailer or $3,000.00 oho without trailer. Call (51 7) 463-4438 Dave Andrews. FOR SALE: 92 Class 10 Jimco single seater, 'w'right 6" front trailing arms, Mendeola MD4S transmission with new rear axles, Fox Shox, best of everything. with no frame cracks.Won overall Fud series 1995 and leading in overall points 1996. Fresh 1776 air cooled $21,500.00. G. Scott (619) 420-1854. FOR SALE: Class 7 Race Truck, 4x4, Full cage, PCI race radio, Two Way intercom, Parker Pumper, 8-Nitro 2 stage Fox Shox, Beard Buckets, Five Point harnesses, 25 gallon Fuel Cell, Lock Right Optima Battery, Deist Nets, National Springs, Knock Off steering wheel, much more and many extra parts, $9,700.00 oho (702) 645-7696. WANTED: Crew chief and/or Team manager for growing, championship, mid-west off-road racing team. Leaders who want to work hard and win should send their resume, job interests and salary requirements to Dept. MWORR 20751 Marilla Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. ALSO looking for mechan-ic /fabricator. NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED. FOR SALE: Class 1, two seat Race Co. top mount big arm Fodrill front end, Saginaw pi s system, Bilstein coil over shocks, fresh DG 300 transaxle, new 3000cc Scat-Autocraft engine, Electromotive fuel injection system, The best of everything. $20,000.00 invested 400 miles ago.Trailer-lots of spare parts Six radios-25 spare tires, $24,000.00 oho. Bernie (505) 255-0212. FOR SALE: 1996 Pace 28' enclosed trailer, white w / stainless steel & alum. diamond plate, perfect cond. wlonly 2k mi., electric power brake, 7ft ceiling height CD player w/20 wt amp stereo system, custom cabinets, alum. work bench, smooth alum. insulated interior, E-track mounts, flourescent lighting. 110 outlets (inside & out}, power breaker box, alum. diamond plate floor, 4'x8' side door, 500wt recessed outside lights, spare tire, batteries, rear loading light, roof vents, floor tie down mounts, and more. $11,900.00. Call ( 408) 848-1020 and leave message. FOR SALE: 3.4 "FAT" built Porsche, Fortin 5 speed trans, new 35x1250 15 Baja TAs, (4) New 10" travel Fox coil overs with res. (702) 362-9416. FOR SALE: 1995 Ford 7S, Soda WANTED: 1-1600 Race car. series, National Springs, Kusters May give top of the line Class 9 in 3" bypass, 7.10 Dana 60, Jerico parttrade(702)391-6918. trans, w / spare gears, spare engine and many other parts. $18,000.00 1995 Pace 28 ft. enclosed trailer $6,800.00. Call Bill Bowles ( 414) 285-3344 or ( 414) 285-3233. FOR SALE: 92-96 Ford Class 4 18. Ready to race. 650hp Parabok built, 430 small block. Coilover Kuster front, Air .... bumps, ¼ elliptic Kuster rear. FOR SALE: '92 Jimco 1-1600, Mogi c6, Cone 9" w/40 spline. ... 93 Score class champion, Fox, Ump ram, all Chromoly, CNC, Ump, all the best, Men-$35,000.00obo(619)454--8979. deola trans/Major motor prepped by Jimco. Call Mike $14,000.00 (619) 562-1743. FOR SALE: 91 Jimco, 2-1600, Wik motor, Fox, Ump,, Master-craft, Simpson, Rancho Perform-FOR SALE: '92 Jimco pre-run ance trans, Wright Rack, Com-Baja, featured Sept '93 Hot hos, Yokohamas, 300m torsion VW's, 4 seats 104 ... wheelbase bars, race radio included, race chromoly_ chassis, 2~06 engine, ready. This car is fast and is a race front coil over wright, arms winner. Lots of spare tires & spindles, ump power steering, 1 wheels. (714) 633-5074. Sway-A-Way, Piaa, Cnc, Center- ' lines, VDO, full glass & uphost-eri ng, $14,000.00, call Mike (619) 562-1743. FOR SALE: Class 10 /Super 1600 Funco 1641cc short course Bus Box tran, Class champion Glen Helen 95, ready to race FOR SALE: 1984 Honda 200m f1lfg6~0 Tim Hghfill (6I 9) 1000. 1984 Honda 200S 10000. : _;:,,; .. ==•-=:,:,--. =~--,:--: ~~====~ Both bikes are in great shape. 1 ..., Perfect for pits. Tags are current thru mid 97. (310) 868-5768. FOR SALE: '93 Jeep Grand Comanche PU truck. 2wd, long wheel base, 4.0 hd motor, 5 sp, #44 rear end w/Summer Bros. spool, Richmand 4:56 pro gears, .,, full cage, new Baja T I As, Ultra FOR SALE: 1995 Funco Big 5, Whls, seats, cell etc. Eng / trans seats 5, 2 liter Porsche, Air ride have 3k orig miles, rear end & susp., excellent and reliable, only suspension have O miles. You $200.00 down payment and, finish $4,300.00 we finish assume lease $422.00 per. mo. wl paint $6,900.00 Mitch (310) Balance$8,600.00 1-800-761-423-1373. 6229. r----~-----~--~~--------~~-~~---~--~-~----~-, ·1 Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I I . DUSTY TIMES. I I I I Classified Advertising rate is only $20 for 45 words each ~onth, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of I I black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum .size 5x7 · I I NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If I I you wish to use a photo in y_our free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be .rAID IN ADVANCE. I I . REMEMBER· CLASSIFIED AD SPACE IS LIMI.TED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE______ I I IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER/ I FOR SALE: Class 1 Unlimited Race car, 131 wb, 4 seater, 2 liter VW Passat, 165 hp Mendola trans, Summers Bros, rear disc brakes, Fix Shocks w/ reservoirs, Fuel Safe 22 gal, 930 c.v.s, 300m axles and torsion bars, winning car lots of lsts Super car-Motivated seller $18,000.00 oho 1--800-761-6229. =-=----===== . FOR SALE: Race car transporter, rebuilt motor, 2-speed axle, sleeping quarters, 5000 watt generator and welder, viewing deck, air compressor, tool cabinets, storage cabinets, work bench with vise, tire storage, licensed R IV, 130 gallon water tank for pressure washing, $10,000.00 oho Call Todd Attig, Dixon, IL (815) 251-4376. FOR SALE: 4" Longer Wright trailing arms, spindles, 4 coil over Fox Shocks, $3,000.00 oho, 1-Coleman 5000 watt genera tor, 25 hours max $425.00 oho. Call Brian Logan (714) 821--8514. FOR SALE: Class 10 Jimco Champion Car. Fresh rebuilt trans, wl new FTC gears, Wiks motor, Fox Shox, CNC, Ump, Race ready, $17,500.00 oho. Without motor/trans $12,500.00. Need to sell. Call Brian Logan ( 714) 821--8514. FOR SALE: Single Seat Class 9. AU new never used. G-Fab, WR trans, Fox, New BFGs on chrome. Fuel Safe, Ump dual, Beard, SAW 300m. Needs motor and paint to race. Divorce sale. Best offer or trade for street legal Bronco/Truck, or VW Camper Van. Dave Bolles. (310) 495-9760. FOR SALE: SODA Lite or Stadium Super Lite, Briggs built chassis, Klemm built FL 350 Motor, Champion Wheels, BFG tires, Works Shocks, Fire System, fully prepped and race ready. Great race car of super off road toy. $6,000.00 Phone (906) 466-2680. I I FOR SALE: 24 ft Wells Cargo I ------------------------~----------------------I enclosed car trailer, 7 ft 6 inches high and wide. Electric brake, I ----------------------~------------------------I Beaver tail rear door, side I I window, roll out awning, side I ----------------------------:--------------------I door, cabinets, asking $6,500.00 Call (715) 369-2088. I ----------------------------------------: FOR SALE: Chevy SlO Class 7, I Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. SODA legal raced in Canada, I I came 2nd in class, Dana 60 rear I Name ---------------------------------I end with strange axles and 35 I Mail to: 11 Spline spool. Five new tires, truck Phone DUSTYTIMES was built for 1996 season I Address -----------''----~----------------20751 Marilla Street I $7,500.00 or best offer. Call ·, Chatsworth, CAl91311-4408 1· Thomas (705) 786-1879. • C~ ---------------:----State _____ Zip __ _ Page 41 November 1996 Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: 1994 Chevy SODA Class 8 & 13. Top runner, motor 383 small block, Dana 60, Rancho shocks 14" travel front 16" travel rear. ATD trans. $20,000.00 complete will separ-ate motor and trans. Call RJ ( 414) 966-9998. FOR SALE: Ford F-150 Class 8 chase. Project 2 13 complete. Performance 351 wlC-6. 9" wllocker. Full cage including motor section, Art Carr, Auto-meter, Mastercraft, Ump Dash, Moog, Bilstein, American Racing, Baja T / As & more. Needs plumbing & electrical. $14,500.00 (619) 292-5269. BAJA 1000: Co-Pilot/Mechanic Available, Many race mile experience at Mexico in trucks and buggies, Chase trucks, pit people and references available (619) 329-7668. FOR SALE 92 Chenowth Class 10, Mendeola trans, Major D-stroke motor Bilstein, CNC, Mastercraft & more. Proven finisher and winner, 1992 SCORE overall champion Car fully prepared and race ready. $13,500.00 oho Call Steve (619) 530-4920. FOR SALE: 93 Chenowth Two seat Class 1 or great pre-runner. Car has less than 2000 miles pre-running on it. Fortin DG300· Major 2240cc Motor, Bilsteins, CNC, Taylor seats, Flameout, Wright Place, super clean car!! Fully prepared from bumper to bymper with zero miles. $18,500.00 oho Call Steve (619) 530-4920. FOR SALE: 40' goose neck trailer, 24' for car 16' sleeping quarters, fully self contained, 5,000 watt gen 220 + 110 power, air compress, diamond plate floor + winch, 100 gal fresh water tank, shower+ toilet-ref-stove-Awning $9,50(¥)0 oho, (702) 452-7148. Dusty Times INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Baja Racing Products _____ 21 ==------~-"'"';.¼ .\:.-.,.,,.,•~::,;::":::,t.<>.:.& ~t C~ I :x. FOR SALE: New Raceco 2 seat unlimited chassis with Raceco front beam and rear arms, full skid pans, partial body, spare tire mount, spring plates, fuel cell, misc. $2, 700.00 ... SUMMER REAR FLOATERS WITH NEW SPINDLES $1,500.00 ... Saco P?Wer steering pump and stand Baker Performance Products 13 Barbary Coast • Gold Coast Hotels _____ 4 FOR SALE: 1650 Stadium single FOR SALE: Class 9 Challenger, 2 seat Funco. Fresh engine & DJ · seat, Chenowth Chromoly frame, Trans, Hewlands, 930s, Fox all Pumper system $3,100.00 oho. around, Ciol fronts, Saco/ ALSO Class 1-2-1600, race Wright steering, Flameout, Jaz, ready, power steering, (310)690-Centerline, BFG, Wright arms, 6666. !!il00.00 ... Saginaw steering box $40.00 ... Parker Pumper $35 .00 ... BFG Bajas mounted on Center-line (33x10.5) $300.00 ... VW Class 10 motors $1,000.00 ... and $2,500.00 ... Other misc parts. Randy at West Coast Motor-sports(714)379-27748am-6pm. Best In The Desert 32 Bilstein Corp. of America 23 Cactus Racing Products 41 Brian Collins 5 Coyote Mountain Motorsport __ 43 Europartner Motorsport 28 front & rear, all the best & spares, . race ready and immaculate $6,500.00 oho Mike (805) 946-2595 or 1-800-690-4034. FOR SALE: Rob MacCachren's 1996 SODA Class4 truck.Just 1 year old with all the bugs out. Three Class 4 wins and one Heavy Metal win in 1996. Includes engine tranny and lots of spare parts. Asking price $90,000.00 (way below actual cost!) Call DJ or Frank at Venable Racing (909) 654-0053. FOR SALE: Type IV motor, 105mm pistons, 2.0 crank and . rods, 48 x 38 heads, high volume oil pump, Porsche cooling system, FAT headers, Pulley and intake, Weber Single 44 IDF. .. $3,500.00. ALSO Bus, IRS transmission (ITS), 4:86 R&P, 1:48 3rd, 1:22 4h ... $1,200.00, Contact Bob Hummel ( 619) 691-9171 or Edwardo Gastelum 01152-112-27702. FOR SALE: Class 1 car, Porsche motor, 091 trans, 2 seater, topmount coilover front end, fuel injection, Summers Bros hubs and axles, Sway A Way, Wright, 32 gal fuel cell, Ump, CNC, Bilsteins, spares. $12,000.00 or trade? Richard (619) 284-2036. FOR SALE: Funco 2 seater-Fat 2180cc aircooled, 930s, Center-lines, Yokohamas, 4 Fox front-6 Fox rear, Wright rack, Combos, front and· rear arms, discs, Mastercrafts, Simpsons, nets, fuel cell, lights. All the good stuff. $6,250.00 Turnkey/offer call Tom (602) 843-9588. FOR SALE: F&S Drywall Chenowth Mini Mag -VORRA 1995 Class 1 unlimited desert 1 Class Champion, full A-arm suspension, 2 .0 Fox reservoir Shox, Ump Air Filter, Fox Bump Shox, Aluminum radiator & Fan, Flame-out fire system, quick release steering, Billet rear hubs, Sway-A-Way axles, Centerlines w I new tires. Car is race prepped & too many parts to list.· Price $8,000.00 or best offer or part trade. (209) 368-2744, ask for • Mike or Floyd Hass. FOR SA.LE: Class 9 T-Mag '86, 2 seater. Good pre-runner or fun car. Beard seats, Fox Shox, Filler, Saco, Jamar, Yokohamas. $3,000.00 oho (909) 735-7617. 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Jeff St. Peter heads out of the gravel pit and he was second in the Class 9/10 battles. Chad Horn took the Toyota powered Laser to fifth place in Class 9/10. Roger Caddell came from Washington state to race Crandon, and he put the Chenowth into third place in Class 9/10. Steinhardt holding fourth, and Michael Notary had moved up to fifth. By the sixth lap, while Bau-do u x still chased Crowder, Notary passed Steinhardt and moved into third. Seefeldt was fifth. And Smith was right behind Krueger, as both tried to get up into the money paying positions. Now the best race was for the lead, where Crowder was being very cagey, keeping a firm hold on his line and just not letting Bau-doux gain an inch. But as they came around on the last lap they came up on a lapped car. Crowder took the right side as they headed into the gravel pit and went by him, but Baudoux went left, bicy-cling up on two wheels as he skimmed by both the cars and into the lead. But his added momentum carried him too far into the next turn, and Crowder slipped under him and back into the lead as they exited the turn. They were both past the lapper, Dusty Times ------------------------r ------------------------who was probably shaking his This one-combined Classes 6, 7 position. a tew seconds. it was apparently a head in wonderment, and they and 8S into a 23 car field. Art Justaftertheypassedthetiming penalty for not slowing down headed over the jump and into the Schmitt put his Nissan into the tower on the beginning of their enough for a yellow flag some-final turn before the checkered lead off the line, with Johnny sixth lap the officials black-where on the back side of the flag. Baudoux was right with Greaves, his Toyota's timing flagged Schmitt, and then black- course. Aside from its surprise Crowder and it looked like a problems apparently solved, now flagged Greaves also, for a stop of value, the r,r photo finish coming up, but Bau- in second. Jeff Kincaid was third doux's car tipped up and went and Cheryl Walton, in the first of over, leaving him ignominiously the8S trucks, ran fourth. Back in parked on his side as Crowder the pack a little, Billy Bowles had wentonforthewin.Notaryinher-been having trouble with the ited the second place and then it mud, and then when he got to the was Manske, Steinhardt and See- gravel pit his truck tumbled over, feldt. Back in the pack, Krueger and that was it for Bowles. was so anxious to move up that he Kincaid was gone on the second drove right up on Eric Brann- lap, so it was Schmitt, Greaves strom'sreartireatonepoint,and and Walton, followed by Al got lucky. He didn't get past him, Walentowski in his Ford and then but he didn't flip over either. He Jimmie Crowder in another and Smith ended up eighth and Ford. Andrew Wehe was moving ninth, after some fine driving. In up after a less than perfect start. the meantime, the course workers By the fifth lap, with Schmitt still put Baudoux back on his wheels in front of Greaves and Walton and he finished 11th, grinning and holding on to third, Walentowski saying, "I gave it my best shot!" and Wehe had traded places sev-The next event was the first of era! times, and were still banging the non-points Challenge races. and shoving as they dueled for Evan Evans came out of the first turn with the Class 13 lead in his Chevy, and the young man never looked back and won the class getting closer to the points title. •! I ! , . BAKER ROD ENDS BAKER Precision Bearing carries one of the largest selections of rod ends and spherical bearings in the United Stales. We represent companies like NHBB (NMB), Radial, Aurora, Timken and SKF. PUR-O-SIL HOSES Vacuum, heater, turbo or coolant hose PUR-O·SIL silicone hose is the best. The leader and pioneer in silicone hose. 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A serious competitor, Scott Schwalbe, was fourth in Class 9/10. Greg Bekavac drove his Camara to second place in Class 6. Pat Dean drove hard all the way in the Chenwoth to win first place in Class ,1 /2. P-penalty did nothing to the order of the lead cars, and they now had so many lapped vehicles between themselves and everyone else that it didn't help anyone else either. Then Walton suddenly slowed, and lost first a couple, and then a whole bunch of posi-tions. It seems her seat belts had come undone. At first she thought she'd try to run that way, but when she went off the first bump and she bounced out of her seat and her head hit the roof of the truck, she decided she·had to stop and buckle up. Wise deci-sion. Her misfortune moved Walentowski into third place, with Wehe still beating on his doors and trying to get past him. Mark Everhart was in fifth now in another Ford truck. Schmitt, who said it helped that he got a good start, took the win, with Greaves, his truck still pop-ping moved up to third. Everhart was fourth and W alentowski was fifth. Walton fell to eighth, and was the first of the 8S trucks to finish. Of the Class 6 cars,Jeremy Flannery, in a Chevelle, was the first, and 11th in the overall standings. The Unlimited Buggy Chal-lenge came next, with a relatively small entry of only 14. It didn't look like a rough start, but Tom Bradley pulled off the sweeper turn with a collap§ed rear suspen-sion, and Scott Schwalbe had a front flat, while Aaron Hawley had no left front tire at all. Pat Dean had the lead. Schwalbe was second for a while, but went into the pits, moving Robert Wardell up to second, followed by Gary Gall and then Mark Oberg. Dean let his V6 Chevy motor have its head and pulled out a lengthy lead, while Gall and Oberg followed along. Oberg was recovering from a recent broken leg, and it hurt to push on the brake. By the fifth lap Dean was a half-lap in front, and no amount of arm-waving by the press or infield spectators could induce him to slow down. Things were going right and he was enjoying it. Besides, the car works better at speed. Phil Gourlie developed a rear flat, and Wardell flattened a front, and they took off for the pits. Owen Walther, with his Chevy powered buggy dressed up to look like a pickup, ran well for a while, but broke a c.v. and dropped back, ultimately losing a lap. But Dean had no trouble, and sailed around and around to take the win. Gall was second, fol-lowed in by Oberg and then Joe Wutke. Everybody who was still running was on the lead lap, just barely. Now it was time for the big event of the afternoon. It was the Borg Warner Manufacturer's Challeftge, for Classes 4 and 8. Page 14 This one was limited to the 20 fastest cars, and the winner's purse was a rich $25,000. The excitement was thick as the trucks staged. No one went to the snack stand during this start. As they charged across the broad field that leads into Turn One, where the course narrows and the embank-ments rise, the dust rolled up in a thick cloud. Suddenly a truck could be seen rising above it all. It was Kevin Probst, his Chevy squeezed, then tapped, and up it went. He rolled over, then up-ended and did a pirouette, then rolled over again and landed on his top. The rest of the field went on. Course workers rushed to the truck and found Probst all right, though the truck was done for. And Jack Flannery had his Chevy in front, chased by Jamey Flannery in his dad's old Chevy. In third it was Rob MacCachren, Ford, wheel-to-wheel with Jim-mie Johnson in his Chevy. Bren-dan Gaughan ran fifth in his Dodge. Curt LeDuc had been third, but got up on two wheels and lost about six positions by the time he got settled down again. People started to fall out. Jim Hanson lost a brake caliper, and Linda Lou Schlamb's truck had a flat. Then, as he heared the end of the second lap, heading into the gravel pit, Walker Evans' transfer case blew apart with an eruption of flame. He parked safely, but had lost his chance at the big bucks. Flannery was building his lead, and MacCachren had moved into second place, with Jamey Flan-nery in third and Jimmie Johnson fourth and trying to move up. Gaughan was still fifth. By the fourth lap they were rather strung out, and the best fight was back for sixth where Scott Taylor was fending off Scott Douglas. Then on the fifth lap Jimmie Johnson had a fire up front in his truck, with flames licking up around his feet, and he quickly pulled his on-board fire extinguisher system, and pulled off course. He and the truck were all right, but they wer-en't racing anymore. Now Gaughan was fourth and Taylor fifth, with Douglas trying to move up. On the seventh lap Jamey Flannery spun out in the timing turn and both Gaughan and Tay-lor got past him. By the end of the lap he'd parked the truck with a broken front end. It was still Jack Flannery's race, but MacCachren ran steadily, hovering like a buz-:ard, just waiting for him to make a mistake or break something. His own truck was running hot. Scott Douglas dropped out after the seventh lap, after briefly rising to fourth place. That moved Gaughan back up to fourth, with Taylor just ahead of him in third. Dan Vanden Heuvel was tifth, but broke his front end on the last lap. Everything went right for Jack. He was even reported to have recorded a new track record, at 1: 29 flat. As the flowered victory wreath was draped over his shoulders, his wife Connie and an assortment of relatives and friends stood teary-eyed, match-ing Jack, and grinned. It had been a long hard road this season, and to finally get the win in Crandon, and in the main event, was almost too much to believe. There was more racing to come. Once the trucks were cleared away it was time for the Limited Buggy Challenge. This was a 28 car field, and as they funneled into the first turn it was a repeat of the last race, except that this time it was a buggy rising to the top. Dan Baudoux's car popped up and rolled over violently at least five times before coming to a stop. But he and his passenger, Tracy Sillo-way, were both able to get out under their own power and walk away. In the meantime the lead belonged to Mark Steinhardt, but Michael Notary was. right up behind him, followed by Larry Manske. Michael Seefeldt had himself in fourth, followed by Phil Doyle in his Soda Lite. It must have been scary to drive that small Ultra-Lite into that first turn. Unfortunately, he was out after three laps. Steinhardt stayed in front, wishing Notary ~asn't quite so close, but managing to stay ahead. Manske, who•d lost his roll-offs early, ran st_eady in third followed by Seefeldt and Smith. Nothing changed until the last lap, when Smith passed Seefeldt for fourth place. So it was Steinhardt, Notary, Manske, Smith and See-feldt. And another 11 cars were all on the lead lap. The last event of the day was the Class 4, 8 and 13 Challenge. There were 1 7 cars, and Lonnie Andrews got the hole shot, but ended up with two flat tires on .. one side of the truck and retired early. That briefly putJeffHoltger into the lead, but he fell back and was gone after three laps. Dennis Ferdon then took over in his '96 Chevy, which was sporting a driv-er's side door borrowed by Lowell DeGreef's ShaBoom. Dave Marks moved into second place on lap three, in a Class 13 Chevy, with Thornton Schultz third in his Ford. George Schultz was fourth, in another Ford. Try-ing to move up after a bad start, Sherri Parsons was pushing her Chevy hard and moving through traffic. Gradually Ferdon built a healthy lead, with Marks staying in position in second. They widened the gap as George Schultz November 1996 worked his way into third place, and took off after them. Rack in the pack Parsons looked good, working her way through traffic. Ferdon's luck held, nothing broke, and he took the win, his first at Crandon. He got off the quote of the weekend at the finish line, saying, "Everything's hot! I'm hot! I'm too fat to be doing this!" With a huge happy grin on his face. Marks finished second, and George Schult: was third. '":~-~,,;,.,.,;...·-'1' ,-,.0): -~: ...... By now it was nearly seven o'clock, and the weekend was drawing to 11 close. It was a wee-kend for records. The promoters claimed a record crowd of over 50,000, a new record lap time was set by Flannery, and a record purse was paid to the winner of the Borg Warner event. It hadn't rained, it hadn't even threatened rain, and the concession stands must have sold record amounts of beer and brats. What a weekend! Michael Notary comes from Florida to race at Crandon, and he won Class 2-1600 in nis Hesco. Tommy Bradley came from Las Vegas to race in the Wisconsin woods. He won Class 9/10 handily. Gary Behrens from Lacrosse, drove this Terminator to first place in the wild Class 11 D action. Dusty Times

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We thought it would be nice this year to feature pictures of some who didn't really win much at Cra_ndon. So Scott Schwalbe flew his Taylor into second place in Class 1 /2. Las Vegan Tommy Bradley placed third in a Raceco in Class Jeff Elrod from San Jose, California was fourth in Class 1/2. · 1/2. Larry Manske was third in his Attig Terminator in Class 1-1600. Mark Steinhardt placed fourth in 1-1600 in his Probst Laser. Michael Seefeldt was fifth in 1-1600 in his Probst Laser. Jason Crowder flew high in his Taylor to win Class 1-1600. Tom Surace comes from New Jersey to race his 1-1600 Berrien. Dennis Chencharick drove his Chevy to second in Class 3. West Coast Distributor fOR HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS ALL OUR PRICE $695.00 GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY Per Set 2 Ratio's Available NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE ·valley-Performance 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 891 O'l 70'l/873-1002 McKenzie Penormance Produe1s 2366 East Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 92800 714/441-1212 , DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 16 John Greaves got his Toyota into second in the 6, 7, BS Mark Eberhart took fourth in his Ford in the 6, 7, BS Challenge. Challenge. ---"----------------Tim Christensen was second in Class 11 D in his Mirage. Holgier Odsnevad was second in his Briggsbilt in Soda Lite racing. Michael Oberg was third in Class 110 in his Phazer. Glen Mathews took fourth in Class 11 D in his Phazer. November 1996 Dusty Times

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here you are. The shots are those that were available and not selected for a particular reason. Enjoy! Sheri Parsons won Women's Heavy Metal in her Chevrolet. Valerie Rehn put her Class 13 in second in Women's Heavy Brenda Hackers heading for third in Women's Heavy Metal Metal. action. Shari Huven was second in Women's Limited racing. Sarah Tate drove her Gilson to first in Women 's Limited class. Tina Crowder drove the 1600 to first in Women's Unlimited Kitty Bradley took second in Women's Unlimited action. class. Mark Oberg was third in the Challenge race for limited Joe Wutke Ill took fourth in Unlimited Buggy Challenge. buggies. Dave Marks was second in the Exhibition Challenge Curt Gerald in heavy Class 11 S traffic. He won the race race. too. ----,------ --:-:::::---===---====--== John Huven drove his Gilson to third in Class 11 S. Phil Doyle drove his Briggsbilt to 'first place in the Soda Lite reature race. Dusty Times November 1996 PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS • McKENZIE'S AIR FILTERS • K&N • UNJ.Flt.1£RS • YfXJR OFF-R0/10 ~ ~ SPEC/lll/STS! f PHONE:{714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 -2366 E. OIWlGETKJRl'E AVE .• ANAHEIM. CA 92806 • DEALER l«WIRIE8 WELCOII£ i I ill . i 4-SPYDER SUPER DIFFS fl I ~ . Tl IRS ffi Th~ Cast Diff is back! I !:! • Made from.ductile Iron. ! • Utilizes 4-Spiders for added strength. ~ • This 4-Spyder Super Diff comes suppplied m with precision-ground pins and block. T21RS All New to the Industry! Economica/lY Priced! • Ultimate strength/ • Made from ductile Iron. • ~ ! ~ • Available in 3 different configuratio"ns. ~ g !!! CreatlY Reduced Price! 002 CAST 4-SPYOER OIFf o - MCK-0114-0Q2-15 Rr1O-Tcm~ ,. I MCK-0265 '?! MCK-0014-002-17 Rr11-Tcx:f1Ep)(BS !j ~ . 5 • 091 BIUET RACE DIFf 091 CAST 4-SPYOER OIFf ~ g Made from 4140 Chromoly. . MCK-0114-ll91 Supplied with pins and block. ~ • Supplied with Billet Cover, pins and block. 091 BILLET COVER m ..,0"' MCK-0101-1 .. i "MCK-0102 Made from 4140 Chromoly. -. i __ "!"" ________________________ ... • SIMPSON • BEARD SEATS • IPF • KC • CIBIE LIGHTS • BIJGPACK • R!::OUHE Oil • FUEL SAFE • OEM • SWAY./lrWAY • sas Page 17

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OJIBWE FORESTS SCCA/MICHELIM PRO RALLY Henry Joy and Michael Fennell Win by FIN Seconds By Andy Schupack Photos: RC Imagery Henry Joy won a squeaker at the Ojibwe SCCA PRO Rally by five seconds with Michael Fennell navigating on the dusty run through the woods. Welcome to Bemikje, Min-nesota, site of the 11th annual Ojibwe Forests PRO Rally, round ti, of the 1996 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally series. This is actually tl)l· 14th PRO Rally running through the Paul Bunyan and \Xlhite Earth State Forest, with the 1982-85 event running as a divisional PRO Rally. The roads are in much better shape than a year ago, when tornadoes ravaged the area and the dry summer has left the forests relatively bug free. The pre-registration entry was 38, up substantially from last year, continuing the upswing started this year at STPR. Two of the top three competi-tors have different co-drivers for this event. Paul Choiniere's regular co-driver Jeff Becker has been home with a herniated disk in his back and was unable to make the Minnesota event. Car owner :ind 11-timePRORallychampion John Buffum will co-drive for Choiniere in the points leading Hyundai Elantra. In the right hand drive Mitsu-bishi Lancer, driver Henry Joy has tapped Jamaican veteran Michael Fennell to sit in the navigator's seat to replace Chris Grifffin, who had an accident at work and was unable to make the trip from Southern California. Fennell, Peter Moodie's regular co-driver, was available as Moodie has been road racing in South America this year, ran parts of the U.S. rally series in 1994 and 1995. Series Manager Tom Grimshaw has put the Carl Merrill/John Bellefleur Ford Escort Cosworth first on the road since chief reval Paul Choiniere was first at the last event in Maine. At the seeded draw in early August, Henry Joy had secured the # 1 slot, but Grim-shaw determined that Merrill deserved the slot a_s Joy had only \.,~, ., ' ~~"&«:;"™ ~=ii Ji-·:i: ~,w Paul Choiniere had his stepfather John Buffum navigating in the Hyundai Elantra and the team finished third earning some valuable points. run one other event this year. Normally competitors start in the order dictated by the seeded draw, but the FIA seeded drivers have informally agreed to rotate positions over the last several years. The first on the road position could be significant over the 52 stage miles tonight as the forest roads are likely to be dusty. 39 cars ( 19 national and 20 divisional entries) took the countdown to start the 14th Ojibwee Forests PRO Rally. The weather was almost perfect, with mid-70s temperatures, low himidity, and a slight wind. As the season shows only five more events on the schedule, four national rallies and one 60 percent event, the points chases are taking definitive shape, although only the best six finishes count, so anything can still happen. In the overall battle, Paul Choiniere in his Hyundai Elantra has a scant 16 point lead over Carl Merril's Ford Escort Cosworth, with Selcuk Karamanoglu, the Production GT leader, only two points behind Carl in third place O\ vrall with his Eagle Talon. U,umiere has won the past three events, including a thriller last month in Maine where he passes Merrill on the last stage after Merrill had passed him on the stage before. Selcuk has won an ewnt outright this year -the first Production GT car to do so since 1992 -and has finished second overall while running undefeated in class. The Mitsubishi Lancer of Henry Joy is far back in the standings with its abbreviated "Your One Stop Trailer Shop" Page 18 November 1996 schedule, having run just one rally so far this year ( a second place at Rim of the World). Merrill won at Olympia, Washington; Selcuk at the 60 percent event in Olympia, and Choiniere at Rim, S~P~, Maine and the 60 percent event in South Carolina. In Group 5 class for two wheel drive cars with adjustments of over 2.4 liters, another great field assembled for the Ojibwe event. Points leader Ralph Kosmides compiled an early season lead in his Toyota Supra with three class wins, but Henry Krolikowski earned three wins of his own in a Dodge Shadow to climb into contention for the points lead. The new factory Saab 900 driven by Sam Bryan is looking to break into the win column here after a successful week at the Saab owners national convention. George Pisek has brought his Saab 99 from southern California, while Mike Hurst has his Porsche 911 and Bruce Newey his Toyota Celica -both cars trying to live up to preseason expectations. Mark Larson's Dodge Shelby Charger rounds out the Group 5 class. In Group 2 ( same configura-tion as group 5 for under 2.4 liters), the Mike Whitman Datsun can virtually clinch the national title in his class this weekend with a win. That's because Dave Peterson, in second place with his VW GTI, has decided not to run the rest of the events due to his busy non-rally schedule. Pete Lahm, the only other Group 2 driver entered this weekend, has a chance to move up to as high as third place in the standings with a good showing in his Datsun 510. By starting the rally earlier this evening and earning two starting points, Selcuk Karamonoglu is the first driver to clinch an SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally championship for 1996. Selcuk, who won the title in 1994, has had a remarkable season in class, and is still in contention for the overall championship. 1995 champion Cal Landau has had some decent runs in his Mitsubi-shi Eclipse, but has been unable to keep up with Selcuk. For this event, former POT contender Steve Gingras is joining the fray in his Mitsubishi Elcipse, which ran the Headwaters Divisional earlier this year, but has not run a national event since the Lake Superior PRO Rally last year. In Production class, Jim Ander-son's Honda Prelude VTEC has been chipping away at the early season lead built up by the Lon Peterson Kia Sephia, but Peterson has made the trip from Southern California to defend his first place position. An interesting entry in the Production class is the Dodge Neon of Al Kaumeheiwa, -a Chrysler employee, who debuted the car in Michigan last year. Although the car did not finish that event, Al hopes to challenge the two experienced Production class entries at this rally. First reports from the field indicate that the Cal Landau/ Eric Marcus Mitsubishi Eclipse POT car is the first racer out of this event, as the pair is off the road on stage 2 with a broken transmis-sion. The rally is beginning to run behind schedule as the heavy dust has forced organizers to go to two-minute intervals. The dust has proven to be a factor for the cars up front, as Merrill has been able to put 27 seconds between him and Joy, with Choiniere a minute behind Henry after five stages. With 17 stages to go, however, it is still early in the event. Mike Hurst is fifth overall, leading Group 5 and Mike Whitman leads Group 2 at ninth 0 / A. Jim Anderson leads Production class but Lon Peter-son is less than 20 seconds behind him after five stages. Cal Landau and Eric Marcus reported it was an electrical problem in the relay that controls the fuel injection, relatively unable to make a field fix in the short circuit to prevent a DNF. The 10,000 Lakes Divisional PRO Rally, a co-efficient 2 event, saw twenty cars take the green flag on Fruiday night. Of the 20 entrants, only two were entered in conjunction with the Ojibwe Forests PRO Rally, Round 7 of the SCCA/ Michelin Champion-ship series. Henry and Cindy Kro-likowski took a convincing first overall and first in 02 class finish. Krolikowski is on the verge of becoming a Seed One national driver and will soon no longer be eligible for divisional points. Mark Utecht and co-driver Paul Schwerin almost didn't make it to the start of the 10,000 Lakes. while completing the odometer check they heard an alarming front end "clunk". Twenty min-utes before the start they were replacing a faulty ball joint. Forty minutes later they were ready to start the first stage. Finishing first in the 04 class, and fourth overall were Ken Ste-wart and Doc Shrader in a Chevy S-10. The competition here was for a good overall finish, as there is a notable lack of 04 competi-tion in this area. Bob Neilsen along with co-driver Doug Dill drove his VW GTI to a class win in the U2 class. Nielson, the "father" of the Ojibwe PRO Rally, competes occasionally with his son Heikki, who had to miss this event in order to return to college. Meanwhile the Ojibwe Rally · Henry and Cindy Kriolikowski scored first in Group 5 in a Dodge Shadow. They also won both divisional rallies overall. Dusty Times

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Carl Merrill and John Bellefleur first on the road off the start in the Ford RS Cosworth, and they kept the points count going by finishing second. Ken Stewart drove the Chevy S-10 to first in 04 class with Dick Schrader the second divisional only vehicle on Paul Bunyan's ride. Californians Mike Whitman and Paula Gibeault were first in Group 2 in the Datsun 510. was in high gear. The top three cars are within a minute and a half of each other, but not everyone is satisfied with their performance. Carl Merrill leads the field by a little more than a minute even though he ran most of stage 8 on a flat tire, then nudged a burm on stage 9 . His Ford Escort Cos-worth is running well, however, as he won stages 2, 4, 5, 6, 7. The Henry Joy/ Michael Fennell Mit-subishi Lancer won stages 3 and 9 and the car is running well, while the Paul Choiniere/John Buffum Hyundai Elantra is third, 1:36 behind the leader. Buggum said the co-driver miscalculations plus dust slowed Paul's progress; Paul said he was driving conservatively because of the visibility. The Libra racing crew has also been working on an overheating prob-lem in the car. Selcuk Karamanoglu/ Yogi Bit-ter Eagle Talon is fourth overall and three minutes ahead of a sim-ilar Mitsubishi Eclipse being run by Steve Gingham/ Bill Westward in Production GT. Gingras had clutch problems that plagued the car on the last two stages, but they have been repaired and the team is ready to go for Saturday. not due to road points accumu-lated by the Lon Peterson/ Bill Gutzmann Kia Sephia. Gutzmann became ill during a transit, and the team was 3 minutes late to a checkpoint, so three minutes has been added to their time. The Jim Anderson/ Anne Thomas Honda Prelude has a 2:50 lead over the Dodge Neon of Al Kauumehei-wa /Craig Sobszak, with Lon Peterson's new time being 2 seconds behind Al. Late news from the series man-ager is that - for future events -there will be a special seeded draw for the FIA competitors the Thursday before the event. SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally media liaison Andy Schupack and series manager Tom Grimshaw will put the FIA seeded drivers' names in a hat, and draw names at random starting positions. Mer-· rill, Choiniere and Joy all agreed that is was time to break the informal rotating agreement that goes back to the days of Rod Millen and John Buffum in the '80s. Thirty-four cars ( 18 national and 16 divisional only) started day two of the rally at 2:00 p.m. CST from the Paul Bunyan Mall in Bemidji after participating in a fund raising event for the United Way of Greater Bemidji. The weather is almost perfect (80 degrees with low humidity), but dust will again be a problem through the woods. Reports from the first service at Park Rapids after three stages spell bad news for some of the leaders. The overall leaders Carl Merrill IJ ohn Bellefleur have rolled their Ford Escort Cos-worth on stage 3, damaging the driver's side and shattering the windshield. Merrill made it into service, and the crew is working to fix the car so they can continue. The Paul Choiniere/John Buffum Hyundai Elantra continues to run atless than top speed.We'll check with Libra Racing to see if the cooling problems from yesterday for the rest of the event for the national cars; the divisionals will stay at one minute for the rest of their event, which ends after stage 9. More on the Merrill roll. The rear deck lid was crushed and det-ached itself from the car, and windows were shattered. The car also broke an alternator belt. The Norseman Racing Team fixed all the ills at service, however, replac-ing the glass and putting a tarp over the rear deck, and Merrill retained a 25 second lead over Henry Joy going into stage 4 . The 14th running of the Ojibwe Forests PRO Rally is now history and we have the closest top three finish in SCCCA PRO Rally history. Going into Stage 12 -the last stage of the rally -the Paul Choiniere/John Buffum Hyundai Elantra and the Henry Joy / Michael Fennell Mitsubishi Lancer were in a tlat tooted tie tor the lead, with the Carl Mer-.rill/John Bellefleur Ford Escort Cosworth only 1.8 seconds behind. Choiniere had been expe-riencing clutch problems causing him to need a push start before every stage, while Joy had to wire his turbo to keep it from falling off, and Merrill had a broken wheel bearing to add to his lack of fifth gear. But all the combatants were poised and ready to give it their all for the final stage, and it was quite a battle. Henry Joy ran the stage 10.86, Merrill 10.91, Choiniere 11.04. So Henry Joy wins the rally by five seconds over Merrill with Choi-niere third another six seconds behind. It was the closest top three finish in the 24 year history of the series. Selcuk Karamanoglu and Y orgi !:Sittner swept to victory in Pro-. auction GT in their Eagle Talon, . with Selcuk's victory enabling him to be the first driver to clinch a 1996 SCCA/Michelin PRO Rally National Class champion-ship. Henry and Cindy Kroli-kowski were victorious in Group 5 in their Dodge Shadow for the third event in a row. They also took first overall in both Div-isional rallies and were fifth over-all in the National. Mike Whit-man and Paula Gibeault won Gtoup 2 in the Datsun 510 at ninth overall, with Whitman clos-ing in on a national title. Jim And-erson and Anne Thomas won Production class in their Honda Prelude VTEC. And that was all we learned about the Ojibwe National Rally, and the compan-ion Divisionals. YOUR OFF-ROAD SPECIALISTS/ t;';! PHONE: (714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 ill PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 2366 E. 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NESTE 1000 LAKES RALLY 1996 Tommi Makinen Wins His Third In A Row Text & Photos: Martin Holmes -Scoring a third consecutive victory on the 1000 Lakes Rally, Tommi Makinen and Seppo Harjanne won the battle with Juha Kankkunen and not only won Group A but finished first overall in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Tommi Makinen, with Seppo Ford entries, as had his teammate Harjanne navigating as usual, won Harri Rovanpera who retired on his third successive 1000 Lakes the second etape. Sainz was Rally and his fourth world ·running sixth on the last day, but championship rally of the season retired on the final stage. on his home event in Finland. He Ford were not alone in having a fooghtfromthestarttoovercome bad event. Subaru's world the disadvantage of running the champion Colin McRae crashed first etape as first car on the road: on a section which he had been 'w succeeded in containing the unable to practice in daylight, due ead of his rival Juha Kankkunen to having to appear before an :o less than a minute, and swept extraordinary meeting of the FIA through to the lead on the second World Council. Toyota scored a etape when the running order was surprise victory in Group N when changed in Makinen's favor. "I Pasi Hagstrom's GTFour pulled drove 125% for the whole event", ahead on a very rough stage near Tommi said after the finish, the finish. This was only the "there was no way I could have second time a Celica had won gone faster. I was very surprised Group Non a world champion-how fast Kankkunen was in his ship rally. Toyota, an old type of car, Two drivers started the 1000 especially on the narrower Lakes with a major advantage sections of the route." It was over their peers. With the Finnish Kankkunen's first rally in four round of the world series months, and he said that the reverting this year to full world biggest surprise of the event was championship status after the pace of the third driver Jarmo counting only for the world 2-Kytolehto, a farmer from close to liter championship in 1995, and Jyvaskyla, driving a top-level car with substantial route changes for the first time. Right from the having been made in the mean-start Kytolehto led the official time, those who competed here last year had a great advantage. Of the regular WCR drivers this meant only Tommi Makinen (Mitsubishi) and Juha Kank-kunen (Toyota). And Juha lost his chance of gaining high speed experience of the new stages last year when he retired on the very first stage. The 1000 Lakes was the sixth round of the nine round WCR series and the only all gravel rally in Europe where teams can run cars in lightweight, high per-formance specifications. Though driver competence probably counts for more here than on any · other rally, this is still an event where car performance is critical. With engine performance limited under the 34mm restrictor rules, the suspension matters most; it demands a compromise between hardness to handle the countless jumps and softness for maximum traction on the sandy surfaces. Mitsubishi driver Makinen, current championship points leader, had won this event, based on roads around his home town of Puuppola, for the past two years; with Ford in 1994 and Mitsubishi last year. As usual Mitsubishi registered a miscellany of cars for championship points: Makinen, the Finnish driver, regular Ralliart test driver Lasse Lampi ( with a test car he oreoared himself) in Group A and the Group N driver Jouko Puhakka. Ford's nominations were just two. Carlos Sainz, in 1990 became the first non-Nordic driver ever to win this event, was teamed with Bruno Thiry. Subaru's world champion missed a lot of practice because of an FIA meeting, and Colin McRae, who had only once before run this rally, had little practice expected to be at a disadvantage. The team of stages on a Thursday evening, alerted Piero Liatti to be on stand this time with one single special by in case Colin didn't make it. stage after working hours on the The T earn Toyota Castrol Friday evening; a section which Finland entry of Juha Kankkunen was a mixed surfaced superspecial was prepared and run by the TIE in the heart ofJyvaskyla. Crowds factory and had all the latest turned up in large numbers, but it developments. The similar cars of all. went wrong. The rally was run Thomas Radstrom, Sweden, and in reverse order. One driver spun, Marcus Gronholm, Finland, had another went towards the crowds more orthodox specifications. In and just stopped short, then car addition the HF Grifone team #65 (a Mitsubishi from Den-from Italy entered cars for Rui mark) went straight off the road Madeira and Andrea Dallavilla. and into the crowd. Immediately There were four top teams for the stage was stopped and an Toyota, unseen in WCR events ambulance drove up to the scene since Greece. of the accident. It was clear that The special satisfaction for the more than a dozen people were organizers was the huge interest I hurt. ihe organizers announced from foreign drivers. In the old they hoped to restart the stage; days this event was considered so but as the work of moving the specialized that visiting drivers people took a long time and were believed to be wasting their darkness was coming, the stage time. This year there were drivers was cancelled. from eight diferent nations in the The toll was serious. That top 12 seeded entries, 41 percent evening the hospital reported they of the total entry from abroad. had attended to 28 spectators too Entries were up 44 percent of whom had been badly hurt; compared with last year. The during the night one of these died. organizers philosophy on the The luckless spectator was in fact format had also changed. Clerk of Ludo Briers, the organizer of the the Course, and three time popular RTS national rally in winning driver, Simo Lampinen Belgium, who was standing with a said "We are making the event group of friends who had been more spectator friendly than watchin_g the event some 80 before. The route is more meters down an escape road, a compact, and we hope to have position which by all accounts more stages repeated. This will should have been completely safe. encourage spectators to stay at There was no explanation why the their chosen location rather than driver had gone flat out down the rush from one place to the next, wrong road, maybe a wrong pace and also makes training for the note, maybe a blocked throttle. drivers easier. But we have also, Finally the event got under way like other recent events, had at on Etape 1, and it was a strange short notice to redesign the route day. Toyota gained a head start because the FIA recently changed with Kankkunen jumping into the the rules of route planning." lead followed by Marcus Gron-The weather was a surprise as holm. A glimpse of Tommi well. This was the warmest Makinen, first car on the road, summer in Finland since the immediately explained the second world war, and it showed. reason. The dust which the Worried about dust the organiz-organizers hoped would settle ers salted the roads. Lampinen played a major role in the event. said "This system helps to reduce J uha Kankk unen was running the dust! It is better than watering ninth car on the road, Gronholm the stages, because water dries out 13th, and Makinen first. "The after a while and the dust is as bad conditions for me are terrible," as ever. stammered the world champ-The event was due to start on a ionship leader. Kankkunen was in Friday instead of the usual series a league of his own, winning stage after stage and progressively pulling ahead. The curious thing was that the world champion Colin McRae was well off the pace, declaring himself before the start to be happy simply to finish in a secure place. Juha Kankkunen, using all the road as is his habit, with Nicky Grist co-driving \ The surprise of the rally was Jarmo Kytolehto and Arto Kapanen,_ who came led for a time but settled for second overall in the Toyota Celica GT-Four, his out of the pack to best the factory cars and place th,rd overall in the Ford best 1996 result so far. ~E~sc~o~r;;t;;R;;;S;;C~os;.w;;;;or;;t;;h~. ;;:;=:::;;:;;;.;;.;;:-;iiiiiii~~-•r=;;;;;:;;::;;:;,iiiiiiii~~--n Once again Ford struck trouble early on. Sainz stuttered through the first stage with a faulty turbo boost sensor, but this was repaired before the next stage; but already he was about 90 seconds behind. Two stages later his teammate Thiry broke a front propshaft and was limited to two wheel drive and lost nearly four . minutes. Of all the nominated team drivers, only Makinen was having a clear if frustrating run, chipping away at Granholm until during the afternoon Tommi was into second place when Gron-holm lost his in-car intercom. By the time half the stages of the day were run, only two of the nominated drivers were in the top six overall and only one non-Nordic driver (Sainz) in the top ten. Kenneth Eriksson/Staffan Parmander finished fifth overall in the Subaru Pasi Hagstrom and Tero Gardemeister won Group Nat 13th overall in their lmpreza 555, after a series of time costly problems like bending the steering Toyota Celica GT-Four. They moved steadily forward in class and took a five on a land~g like this. . second lead on stage 29. Their rally did give them problems. Page 20 November 1996 Kankkunen meanwhile was strengthening his position by playing the control game; in the morning he managed to run three minutes behind the car in front, Recalde's Group N Mitsubishi, and in the afternoon four . . minutes! Just as Carlos started to Dusty Times

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go better he lost time when a shock absorber broke and then he drove a stage with the windscreen wipers and washers stuck in the "on" position. It was a warm day and this played havoc with the tire companies with ground temperature some 15 degrees higher than expected in Finland. The big news in the afternoon however was the departure of the world champion, his third crash of the season. "We had a· wrong note over a crest and we crashed badly. It showed just how difficult this rally is for people with limited practice. Sebastian Lindholm lost time when a driveshaft failed and damaged the brakes too. Thiry had one lucky moment when he went off on stage 5 without losing time. Among the Junior teams private team manager Wilson was happy with his drivers. Jarmo Kytolehto was lying fourth while his teammate Harri Rovanpera seventh. Non-seeded drivers could run specification rather than FIA fuel, and this was important because all available extra power was vital. For HF Grifone, Rui Madeira was learning the tracks of Finland while Andrea Dallavilla was not only on his first 1000 Lakes rally but also on only his second gravel event. In the ART Subaru team Andrea Navarra in the new car had shock absorber trouble while Andrea Medeghini had trouble with brakes. In the Uchiyama Subaru team Masao Kamioka had a lot of problems with the engine during the day but struggled on.· In Group N Jouko Puhakka led until he slid off the road approaching the hairpin of stage 9. Mitsubishis were unchallenged except by Hagstrom's Toyota which had many problems including broken suspension pieces. In Formula 2 Tapio Laukkanen's VW Golf GTI fell back and eventually retired with head gasket trouble while Jonas Kruse's Renault Maxi Megane was slowed by power steering failure. The 1000 Lakes young driver award winner J uuso Pykalisto retired early on with gea·rbox failure. On Etape 2 the event was focused on various personal battles. Makinen knew that however many non-registered cars there were in the top ten, and even ahead of him in general classification, what actually mattered for his championship chances was to be as many places in FRONT OF Sainz as possible. It was conditions not lack of ability that caused his apparent humiliation by Kankkunen. When he relaxed on stages 9 and 10, Makinen in fact made fastest times! Ford wanted to eliminate the nightmare of having two private cars in front of both works entries. Subaru's Eriksson had hopes of catching both Thomas Radstrom and K ytolehto. From an overnight deficit of 41 seconds, the gap between Kank-kunen and Makinen was down to 31 after the first stage, 22 on the second, and 20 by the time of the short third stage. Makinen took the lead over the spectacular jumps at Ruuhimaki on stage 19. Earlier he had a jump which broke the sumpguard when the car landed then he was upset when the jack broke as he tried to change tires between stages where no service was allowed. Thiry however was in real trouble. Like Sainz it was the turbo boost sensor. In Carlos' case it told the engine it needed less fuel, in Bruno's it was broken and told the engine it needed more fuel. On stage 12 he lost around 30 seconds through misfiring, on stage 14 the engine stalled ( flooded by fuel) and it took 11 minutes before the car would restart, dropping him down to 30th overall. Kankkunen meanwhile knew the score as far as his aspirations were concerned, but was also feeling effects of an upset stomach. Granholm was continu-ing in third place having had shock absorber trouble and his co-driver hurt his back on the second etape. Radstrom was now going better. Lampi continued steadily. Eriksson hit a stone on stage 16 and bent the steering, then he damaged a shock absorber and hurt his back on a landing. In the rally of the Junior T earns, Rovanpera, who had earlier lost fifth gear spoiled the shape of his Escort on stage 17; the delay involved giving Sainz the chance to rise up to seventh and closer to Makinen who himself was about to take the rally lead. Rovanpera struggled through to the end of stage 21 with rear drive only; the mechanics took one look at the state of the transmission and withdrew the car. Kytolehto however was happier. The car felt very heavy on the prior slower, narrower roads but today the roads were wider and faster. For Grifone both drivers were happy, though Madeira's suspension went soft in the evening. Medeghini finally discovered the way to adjust his Subaru's central differential and was happier. Navarra in the older car kept finding little problems. In Group-N 22 year old Juha Kangas continued in the lead and he gradually pulled ahead. Although he came fifth in Group N on this year's Swedish he is largely unknown and, indeed this was only his second 1000 Lakes Rally; last year he drove a Galant. Recalde in the Top Run Mitsubi-shi was given permission to start NESTE 1000 Lakes Rally 1996 Tommi Makinen/Seppo Harjanne SF Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution A. 4:04:13 Juha Kankkunen/Nicky Grist SF/GB Toyota Calica GT-Four A 4 :04 :59 Jarmo Kytolehto/Arto Kapanen SF Ford Escort RS Cosworth A 4:06:50 Marcus Gronholm/Timo Rautiainen SF Toyota Calica GT-Four A 4:06:55 Kenneth Eriksson/Steffan Parmander S Subaru lmpreza 555 A 4:07:35 Thomas Radstrom/lars Backman S Toyota Celica GT-Four A 4:08:22 Sebastian Lindholm/limo Hantunen SF Ford Escort RS Cosworth A 4:09:30 Lassa Lampi/Jyrki Stenroos SF Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution A 4:16:14 Rui Madeira/Nuno Silva P Toyota Calica GT-Four A 4 :20 :4 7 Angelo & Barbara Medeghinl I Subaru lmpreza 555 A 4:22:41 Bruno Thiry/Stephane Prevot B Ford Escort RS Cosworth A 4 :23 :24 Pasl Hagstrom/Tero Gardemeister SF Toyota Calica GT-Four N• 4 :26:02 Jonas Kruse/Anders Olsson S Renault Maxi Megane A· • 4 :39 :14 Mina Slllankorva/Mlchela Marangoni SF/I Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution N# 4:42:47 116 starters - 60 finishers - ·Group Winner •• F2 winner - #Ladies Cup Winner Winner's average speed over stages-117.05 kph (record-second fastest ever WCR event) World Championship Points - Mitsubishi 240, Subaru 234, Ford 180 WRC Drivers Points - Makinen 95, Sainz 62, Eriksson 51, McRae 42, liatti& Kankkunen 37 Group N Points - Nittel 40, Trelles 25, Backlund.Miyoshi etc. 13 Dusty Times the day with a two minute gap and run ahead of his personal rival, fifth placed Gustavo Trelles who was in fact ahead on times. Fourth was Hagstrom's Toyota. In the Formula 2 category Toni Gardemeister rolled on stage 20, then lost time at service mending a water leak which let Kruse take the Renault into the lead after stage 22. The message was clear on Etape 3. Kankkunen knew that he had no realistic chance of winning; as if to emphasize this Makinen took 13 seconds off him on the first two stages. The big race of the morning was for third place, with Kytolehto starting 14 seconds behind Granholm and after four stages being four seconds in front. Sainz was struggling on in sixth place and indeed when the leaders slowed, the three top Fords took first, second and fourth on stage 28. But then Sainz stopped five kilometers into the final stage and retired with transmission failure. This was good news for Mitsubi-shi because their second driver, Lampi, rose up one place and what was going to be a four point lead over Subaru went up to six points. Makinen won as he pleased, scoring his fourth win of the season. One more win and he could be champion as early as Australia. The other big shock came . in Group N, on the highly rutted stage 25. Leader Kangas had two Win'ner of Formula 2 category was the henault Maxi Megane driven by Jonas Kruse and navigator Anders Olsson. They took the lead on stage 22 after the leading car crashed and held on to the finish. punctures and destroyed a wheel sprung a water leak inside the on one of them. This forced him cockpit, the ladies leader found a to retire. Then second placed piece of her rear wheel was driver Olli Harkki also punctur-completely missing; the window ed, losing four minutes. Nittel also of the Peugeot 205 fell out and so punctured, stopped but could not on. Formula 2 winner Kruse had loosen the wheel nuts and drove to push his car out of the pare 15km on a flat tire. The surprise ferme, he then won every stage of Group N leader was Hagstrom the day and the category. with the Toyota, who said Itwasastrangerally;onlythree afterwards he had taken the stage drivers in the top ten were very carefully. He was just 11 registered, the top eight were all seconds in front after stage 26, from Nordic countries and Juha Harkkii was 6 ahead after stage Kankkunen's second place earned 2 7, equal after stage 28 and him enough points to top the Hagstrom finished the rally five 1000 level in his career. Mitsu-ahead after stage 29. · his hi took the lead in the There were more casualties on manufacturers' championship, stage 25: Lindholm flattened his six points ahead of Subaru with exhaust; the veteran driver Lampi three events still to run this was appalled at the way it spoiled season. the event. Kamioka's Subaru -----------Colin McRae and Derek Ringer had a steady pace going until they crashed over a blind hill. It was the world champion's third crash 'this year in his Subaru lmpreza 555. Tapo Laukkanen and Risto Mannisenmaki were doing well in the VW Golf G Tl, but they went out with engine failure. Crowds gather at every intersection on this rally, but they are well behaved. OFF-ROAD FIBERGLASS RANGER - EXPLORER - BRONCO II - FULL SIZE AVAILABLE NOW FROM BAJA RACING PRODUCTS Complete Ford glass kits. Proven quality and looks. Baja Tested! urn our ord Into A Late Model 723-2117 November 1996 Page 21

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Glen Helen Short Course Championship Series Round 6 Jason Taylor won top honors in his Class 8 truck in the combined Class 3/4/6/8. It doesn't matter to the truck which Taylor drives it, it is always a winner. Everything that is the beauty of off road stadium racing returned to Glen Helen for "Round 6" on August 25, 1996. The clear skies and great racing that we've come to expect did not disappoint. In their usual abundance, were broad smiles and California tans, proudly worn by all who appeared on the scene. There was the trademark backdrop of "The Helen's" rolling hills and, of course, the collage of vibrant colors that are the race teams themselves. Almost magically one passes from the stressful realitied oflife, through the gate, to a place of fun, fantasy and unequalled entertainment. A unique feeling of excitement, friendship and rivalry takes over. Win, lose, or DNS there is always "something in the air" on race day, an intangible quality that assures great pleasure, and leaves life's daily concerns outside the park. Some of the finest men, women and machines to be found, again assembled for the purpose of friendly competition. Few things are as certain as the guaranteed thrills, awaiting those who witness the spectacular pageantry that unfolds, when B.B.M. and Glen Helen play host to the off road world. The mesh of class, power, fun and battle ~ombine to create an experience that can't be described, only felt. Next chance to get the feeling September 29! The racing action was fast and furious once the contestants took to the track. There were a couple of surprises, with some new faces proving winners on the day. And of course the usual victories, by those who've dominated all season long. There was the farewell race for one storied competitor, and the debut victory of another. There was the continued ascent of a rising star, and a breakthrough victory that kept with family tradition. There were some gutsy performances, and some spectacular crashes. There truly was something for everyone, so on to the show. Race One was for the Super, lites, Pilots, and Odyssey. In the Superlites only three faced the starter, and only one saw the "checkers". Joe Price ( #5) was the only one moving at the conclu, sion, but that probably didn't matter. Price turned in an excellent performance to snare the victory in Heat One. Josh Hulsebosch (#26) and Doug Goodenough (#32) also took part in the opener. In the main, this same trio faced off and again only one was around at the finish. Proving best on this occasion was Josh Hulsebosch. A Hulsebosch finishing first at Glen Helen is not unusual, but this time it was Josh, and not his father John. Keeping up the family tradition, Josh did the family proud by scoring his initial victory in the Superlite Class. After winning his first race since class jumping from the Odysseys, Hulsebosch could barely hold back his joy. Despite reporting a number of problems en route. Hulsebosch kept it going and hung tough for the win. Joe Price placed second overall, with Doug Goodenough completing the scoring. In the Pilot Class it was a matchrace between Denise Wittman (#5) and Clint Wolsey (#7). Wittman has consistently blasted to the lead, and played "come catch me" with her competitors all season. In Heat One though, it was Wolsey who emerged victorious. He raced to the win and Wittman was forced to make an early exit. Their personal duel resumed in Heat Two, and this time Wittman couldn't be caught. She looked good in the main, and streaked to a frontrunning score. It was Wolsey though who took home the overall win. His second place finish in Heat Two enabled Wolsey to outscore his opponent in total points. The sole entrant in the Odyssey Class was Guy Savedra ( #88) who raced to the uncontested win. Savedra, who is only 12, and the rest of his family make their way from Las Vegas to be part of the Glen Helen scene. Guy informed me that kids (boys and girls) from 12 to 15 years of age can participate in the Odyssey Class at "The Helen". Interested parents are encouracged to contact Guy's father Tech Director Art Savedra. Thanks Guy for the info. Race 2 was for the A TV Pro and Intermediate Classes. Four Pros and nine Intermediates signed up for action. In the Pro Class Erik Cobb ( #48) made an auspicious debut on this circuit. Cobb swept both heats in convincing fashion in this, his first appearance in the series. In the main event Cobb inherited the lead when the front running A TV rider was unceremoniously catapulted from his lead position. Adam Campbell (#34), jumped up to the Pro Class and also made an excellent showir.g. He and Cobb battled hard in both heats, much to the delight of those in attendance. This day though, clearly belonged to Cobb, as Campbell twice finished second. The third spot in the early heat went to Warren Lewis (#29), while third in both the main and overall went to Tyson Leaver (#31). In the Intermediates another stellar performance was turned in by Richard Yak key ( #007 ). Yakkey made a shambles of his competition as he blew them away in both heats. Yakkey's twin victories also vaulted him into the Todd Wittman, here leading the BS procession, has been the winner in the points lead for his class Buzz stock Full Size truck class recently at Glen Helen, and he won again at Round · Cl s (#64) d·d 11 t · tw' 6 of the series. . 1;1ca . 1 we O ice fm1sh m the runner,up spot, as Dave Hendrickson the 5-1600 winner in Round 5, had to settle for ff ird place the next time out in Round 6, which had a different cast of players. Page 22 ~, . 7 ... Ramiro Gonzalez' truck was immaculate early in the day, but then he didn't have a good day in Class 7S and didn't figure in the top results. November 1996 did Chris Alvarado ( #71 ), who. Mathews for class supremacy, and twice finished in third. lncidently, also leads all classes with 220 going into "Round 7" Y akkey points. holds a slim four point lead over In 1,2, 1600 Desert action, Alvarado for the points champ, there was also a compact field of ionship. The fourth, fifth, and three. Continuing his winning sixthplacingsinHeats#l,#2and ways was Gary Bussjaeger overall were identicle. They went (#1608). Bussjaeger continued to to Cory Clarisio ( #66 ), Mike march to the championship by Nishimoto (#52), and Tony sweeping both heats in fine Miller (#76). fashion. After settling for third in Race 3 had a large field last seasons final standings, comprised of an assortment of Bussjaeger looks very much like a vehicles. Represented were man on a mission. Sponsored by Classes 1, 5, 9, 5,1600, 1,2,1600 Star Ford of Glendale, Bussjaeger Short Course and 1,2,1600 is currently enjoying a 43 point Desert. In Class 1 there were only lead over his nearest rival. "Big two participants Christopher Neil Bob" Dziurawiec (#1631) scored (#169) and Richard Woods a pair of seconds on the day. (#109). Woods ran into prob, Following Dziurawiec across the lems with his new vehicle in both line was newcomer Bob Arthur heats, while Neil raced on to (#1668). victory. In the main event Woods Race 4 contained four Class was involved in a spectacular 1 ls, three 7Ss and one Rally Car. crash. Judging by the amount of In Class 11, it was all Dennis damage done, it's amazing he Sletten (#1163). Sletten proved escaped serious injury. By scoring too much for his competitors on a pair of wins, Neil was able to this occasion, _as he won early and close the gap on Class 1 points late. By posting twin victories, leader Brian Collins. With the Sletten now owns a seemingly series now three quarters insurmountable 80 point lead for completed Collins is only 15 the Class 11 title. Robert points ahead of the late charging Henderson ( # 1161 ) raced to a Neil. second place finish in Heat One. In Class 5 the match was Odie Munoz (#1153) and Jake between Bob Gustafson (#508) Batulis (#1104) completed early and Dave Parsons (#502). Both heat results. In the main, it was were making their seasonal debuts Batulis who finished runner,up at "The Helen". The vicories on behind Sletten. Munoz finished this occasion went to Uustatson. third behind Batulis in both Heat Parsons was forced to settle for Two and overall results. second as Gustafson scored wins Class 7S had three racers seeing in both heats. Gustafson's sweep action. Dean William's usual leapfrogged him into a two point consistent race was rewarded with lead in the Class 5 title chase. a pair of heat victories. William's Class 9 also had a pair of run at a third straight 7S contestants for the day. They championship now finds him in were the top two points earners the drivers seat, 25 points clear of on the season. Dan Mustoe the second place occupant. Bill (#918) and Arto Ylikangas Markel(#740)tookdownapair (#902). Ylikangas may have been of seconds, and Jim Highley seeingspotsbytheendoftheday, (#737) placed an unbelievable as Mustoe and his cheetah paint third, after having sustained job roared to a pair of victories. extensive damage to his truck just By virtue of his fine performance, a few weeks prior to this event. Mustoe has now opened a Impressive is the determination commanding 79 pointlead in year and dedication displayed by end points. Highley and his crew. Class 5,1600 had a quartet of. StanleyBennett(#35)couldn't participants taking part. These have picked a better time to make four racers put on quite a show as his debut on this circuit. He and they waged their war. Mario his co,driver wife Shirley scared Bustamante(#559)gotthe best of off all the competition, and raced his rivals to grab the Heat One to an uncontested win in the Rally victory. Finishing in second was Class. David Hendrickson ( #555), Tim Carroll was the only followed by Jeffrey Hantz (#588). Unlimited Class 7 Truck parti, Sean Bennett ( #558) completed cipating on the day. but unfortun, the scoring. Heat Two was atelywhilestillsufferingfromthe another good battle, with the new truck blues, he was forced to victory going to Hantz. Second make early exits in both the heat plac;e in the main went to race and the main event. Bustamante, and third to Hend, This brings us to both the final rickson. Despite finishing runner, race on the day, and the "Featured up in the main, Bustamante was Class' segment of this issue. Both declared overall winner. He was the race and the focus highlight able to just nip Hantz for the top Classes 8 and 8S. There were two prize, while Hendrickson took Class 8s and four Class 8Ss slated third. Speaking of close races a for action. In Class 8 the class grand total of one point ( 14 7, leader in points, Jason Taylor, was 146) separate Hantz and Busta, on hand, as was second place mante in the points chase. driver Dwight Greene. I had a The 1,2,1600 Short Course chance to speak with both drivers racers had only a trio of prior to their first heat, and both competitors, but they were the to expressed a readiness for action. thn;e in the class. Steve Bishop Taylor, who had been virtually ( #21) was awesome as he unbeatable around these parts, continued his string of impressive sports a nonchalant manner that victories. It was "flag fall to that's just exudes confidence. He all" as Bishop raced wire to wire reported no problems in practice, in both heats. "Big Dan" as well as no concerns going into Mathews (#1) gave game chase in the race. Taylor has made very both races, but the task was too few changes throughout the tough. Mathews settled for series, since all has gone well. He second twice and Sean Ziegert did explain that he plans to (#2) was third. Bishop, who is freshen up his truck for the having a huge season, has now upcoming SODA races in Dec, opened a 40 point cushion over ember, by rebuilding the motor Dusty Times

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and rear end. Taylor expressed no preference when. asked if he preferred racing in front or from behind. But I'm having a hard time remembering him having to pass anyone that wasn't lapped traffic. Earlier I had dropped in on the camp of Dwight Greene, to get his feelings on the upcoming race and also racing against Taylor. The only sign of life at Greene's pit was a shy beauty who turned out to be Dwight's wife Cindi. Greene arrived a short time later and said he had had a "good practice, with no problems." He explained that this is his first season and that he really likes racing with the Taylors. Greene, who impressed me as being a really likeable chap, said he intends to move to the 8S Class next season. I wished "Team Greene" good luck, and really hope all the best for this true sportsman. Next it was on the the 8Ss. First up was James Hall. Hall, who has enjoyed a long and storied career in the 8S Class, explained that this would be his final race in this class. "Kind of a sad day" is how he put it, before mentioning that he'd be competing in Class 8 ( 13 in SODA) in the future. Hall, who has been racing since the tender young age of9 ( 1972 ), was one of the originators of the 8S Class in 1991. Hall rattled off an impressive list of previous victories and acomplishments, then said he was looking forward to "racing against the big boys." He introduced me to John Starheim, a name to watch for as he takes over the 8S duties. Hall, who promotes Goodyear Tires like no one else can, was most complimentary of his race day opponents. For this race he planned to change his driving style from frontrunner to closer. He explained that since he wasn't involved in the points race, he wanted to give the other drivers a clear run at the win. I wished him well. I then headed for Sean McKen, zie's pit. McKenzie immediat~ly impressed me as being a decent guy and an intense competitor. He said his truck had been built in 1979, and that he had won a lot of SCORE races with it. McKenzie deemed his truck "ready", despite the fact that recurring fan belt problems had knocked him out of two recent races. McKenzie is a true "do it yourself" guy, as evidenced by the fact that his crew on this occasion numbered only one. Don't be fooled though, he's one tough racer with a strong desire to succeed. McKenzie said he was going for the holeshot. He also said he prefers "racing in front, especially on a tight course like this one." When I asked him about his race opponents this day, he mentioned being concerned with the improving Todd Wit, tman. I took that opportunity to wish him good luck, and then head for Wittman's camp. Unfortunately by the time I caught up with him, there was very little time before line up. Todd Wittman is a personable young man with a very bright future. In the short time since he has jumped from the Superlite Class to 8S, Wittman's impact has been profound. With back to back wins in this series, Wittman has really come one of "The Helen's" emerging superstars. Wittman expressed "no con, cerns" going into this race, and Dusty Times reported a good practice run. Wittman said he was trying out some new Goodyear tires. He also mentioned that he hasn't been getting holeshots, and "has had to work for it" by coming from behind. Wittman, who is a driving instructor for the famed Bob Bondurant school, doesn't need a holeshot to win, he only needs to make the long trek from his home in Arizona. "Dynamite Dan" Cannon, the leader in points in the 8S Class, was my final interview. Cannon, who is enjoying his first season in 8S after an outstanding career racing in the 7S Class, has no peers when it comes to sportsmanship. Racings "Mr. Clean" has earned a reputation for helping any and all racers in need, whether a rival or not. Cannon has been racing since the age of 10. From go,carts to motocross to off road trucks, first mini then full size. Cannon's ascent has been steady. The four time L.R.D.R. 7S champion is always quick to giv~ credit to his homegrown Danco crew, rather then bask in the spotlight.. He is nearly as modest as he is talented, and is an outstanding spokesman for the sport of off road racing. Cannon told me his truck was "ready to go and continues to run better each race." He said "everyone in this class is tough and it should be another good battle." Cannon, who aspires to land a "big name" ride, and really get the chance to show what he can do, has all the tools to make it big. Luckily, just as I ran out of ink, it was time for Heat One. The Class 8s started in front, and as expected it was Jason Taylor (#803) who quickly took command with Dwight Greene (#801) in pursuit. When the 8Ss got under way it was Todd Wittman (#857) who forged to the front. Sean McKenzie (#855) took second, while James Hall (#8) and Dan Cannon (#851) were swapping paint on the first jump. By lap two the overall race was all but decided as Taylor had begun to draw off. The 8S Class occasionally doesn't get to run their full amount of laps, because Taylor sometimes takes the checks before the S Class has gotten their white flag. Dwight Greene did a great job hanging tough and came up a few short yards from a Heat One finish. Back to Class 8S. Wittman was running a strong race on the front end, with McKenzie giving game chase in second. Cannon, who had moved into third and was gaining ground on the leaders, got hung up on a course marker on lap 4 and dropped back to fourth. So with Taylor's quick win limiting the 8Ss to seven laps, all drivers held their spots to the finish. Wittman scored the win, followed by McKenzie in second, Hall took third and Cannon a hard luck fourth. In the climax to the days races, nobody could have envisioned what would 'indeed transpire. It started innocently enough with Taylor again blasting to the front. Greene again took up the chase, with the 8Ss ready to rocket. When the green flag dropped McKenzie took a short lead over Cannon, with Wittman just behind in third and Hall fourth. Before one lap had been com, pleted Taylor was well clear of Greene, and McKenzie had sud, denly dropped to fourth, Witt, man had slipped past Cannon and into the lead and Hall had moved into second. Before two laps had beer:i-completed McKenzie had pulled off with transmission trouble, and Cannon had exited when his right front tire exploded. Just after the completion of lap two Hall exited the course, and suddenly Wittman was all that remained of the 8Ss. Couldn't get much worst than this, right? Wrong! just prior to the halfway point, Dwight Greene's truck went down and began to catch fire. Jason Taylor meanwhile had made contact with someone, or something and his left bedside dangled precariously before November 1996 . coming off. Taylor's truck had other problems near the end of the race, which forced him to cruise to the checkered flag. Meanwhile Wittman was the only contestant who seemed to come through unscathed. Race 5 and the "Featured Class" had been reduced to an ugly staggerfest with nearly all participants limping to the finish. Just when it looked like all hope ( and my journalistic career) had been lost, a hard charging Cannon re, emerged and strongly finished the final three laps. And even McKenzie was back running which allowed him to finish the . race too. Hardly a happy ending, but at least an ending. (Thanks Todd). Whew, that just about does it for "Round 6". Only the last quarter of the series remains, but there's still some class champion, ships up for grabs, and a lot of racing to take place. Round 7 will be run on September 29 and Round 8 on October 2 7. And there's the much anticipated SODA races coming up in December. So take a deep breath and prepare for an exciting conlusion to the 1996 series as we head into the home stretch. See you in the fall. Page 23

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•••••• i~€~~i~ . ■ ~■--• -•-The Straight Poop From The Big Wafuoo CAL CITY de LOU took another body blow. Despite all the benefits his private property race venue offered, only 24 racers showed up to run Peralta's latest night race out in the Cal City Suburbs. The Checkers knew a good spot when they saw it, and supported his promotion with 9 Club entries. Of course a good time was had by all, as it seemed most of the cars out on the course were connected to the Checkers in some fashion or another. Every Checker that ran, did good, except for those that broke. Obviously Off Road Racing in the Southwest & Baja is currently experiencing a serious problem. W AHZOO AN AL YSIS -The current State of our Sport SUCKS! The good ol' days of the 3()0 + entry races are history. Why! Granted there are fewer teams racing today, but the real prohlcm is that today there are just too many promoters putting on \\'ay too many races. Just look at rhe number of local desert race promoters we Checkers have to choose from: SCORE, SNORE, La Rana, Best in the Dez. FUD, Bajn Promotions. And now, two nl'w organizations: 'Mojave Dl·st·rt Raing', and M.O.R.E. (Mojave Off Road Ent.). In 1997 thL'sl' 1-\ promoters plan to put on well over 40 events for our racing pleasure. That's right, FORTY! Now it don't take no stinkin' group of rocket scientists to figure our why the hell we're stuck with all these weak suck races ... too many God damn promoters! Ma,·hL' it's time to do some ,;niuw, organizing & ostracizing. Hell, if someone could just get most of the racers to agree on supporting one particular race a year, then we could all enjoy at least one. big granddaddy event. Yenh, yeah, and if frogs could fly. But, what would ya give to once again have one of those old Mint 400 size races on the schedule ewry year! Now God knows that this Wah:oo ain't no BLM fan, but may hl· the Desert Gestapo should start yankin' the permits away from all of those would-be prom-ote rs who clearly demonstrate that they can't draw shit and are just screwin' things up. These excess promoters are sucking our whole sport down a lot faster than anything the economy is doing. It's getting so it's downright stupid these days to shell out all that money for race expenses and ever increasing race car repair costs to run in any of these cur-rent 30 to 50 car races. Not only are these races a lot less fun to run then the bigger events, but they don't generate the excitement & · enthusiasm that attracts the new-comers which are essential for our sport's continued existence. While I obviously think the numher of greedy promoters is a hig factor, us racers are far from hlameless. Race car drivers are notoriously independent, but we're definitely shootin' our-se 1 ves in the foot by spr.eading our support so thin. If we picked just 2 or 3 promoters to support, we could have 10 or 15 good races a year rather than 40 shitty ones. Remember, we racers control the fate of every single promoter. If the racers don't show up, it's back to their Jay jobs. Maybe it's time for a meeting of all the racer organi:ations and the contingency folks to decide who to support and who to bury. SUMMER BREAK -With a lull of any summer time off road racing action worthy of the will have 3 Checker cars entered Checkers, our Officers suspended in the program. Tiffany, Hibbard our weekly Wednesday night & Brown, plus Billy McCool in meetings and all other official his Legends Car. With the activity for about 30 days in required 3 Checker cars entered, August and September. During look for Hibbard to come up with that period there was one unoffi-some of his typical 'points of cial Checker gathering that order' inan attempt to get that race deserves mention. qualified as an Official Club CIRCLE CHECKERS -Over Event. Hey Jeff, ya gonna pay eve-a dozen members, plus a bunch of rybody's way into the pits? wives, girl friends, and kids ven-REV vs. THE HERBST -tured out to Ventura Speedway This is a follow up on a Checker over Labor Day to support the story that is currently running on Hibbard&BrownDwarfCarand our World Wide Web page Tiffany's T-Q Midget. Report-(http:/ / edly, after following a trail of idra/) concerning the Rev's Checker stickers starting at the recent run in with the Terrible front gate, everybody was able to Herbst's helicopter. One of the 'Checker up' in a group at one end Herbst recently contacted the of the grand stands to cheer on Wah zoo th rough Thompson our Club's novice roundy-expressing an interest in putting rounders. Naturally, being this unpleasant incident to bed Checkers, both of our cars quali-and prevent any problems with fied for their respective 20 car, 20 the Checkers in the future. He lap main events at this ¼ mile dirt also was a little pissed off about bullring on the beach. But, Brown being referred to as an inconsider-& Hibbard were suddenly ques- ate gas station jerk. With regard tionable starters with carburetor to the latter, the Wahzoo offered and electrical troubles. A call the Herbst sufficient unedited went out for help from their space in our monthly column to Checker buds in the stands. Then, explain why they thought their led by Maiocco, a makeshift helicopter was entitled to strafe Checker pit was quickly organized one of our Checker pits like we and the problems were sorted out were nothing more than a bunch just in time to get the Checker oflraqis. To date, I haven't heard Dwarf Car into the show. Things any more from them. were also tense in Tiffany's pit, as ASSIST ANT W AHZOO -this was Bruce's first race in his Walter Prince filled last month's new T-Q Midget. When the dirt void admirably by sending in a quit flying after 40 laps, Bruce copy of his get well/thank you TiffanyandSteveBrownbothfin-letter to Sal Fish about the ished their mains with 12th and Checker party we threw at his 13th respectively. Both of these house, while he was off gettin' a teams appear serious, and when knife stuck in his heart in Cleve-they finally figure out thaL.left_ land. Hey Sal, we sincerely wish turn shit they should be even ya a complete recovery. Since more fun to watch. Good show obviously, we Checkers don't guys! want to be put in a position of Another possible Checker havin' to yell at a sick guy the next gathering at this Ventura track, at time ya screw up. And, if ya least by those not down at the happen to have a video tape of 1000, will be on November 9th. your operation, how about lettin' On that Saturday night the Club us borrow it so we can show it to the guys on Wednesday nights after the raffle. Everybody is cur-ious on just how they install one of those pig valves. Oink, oink. Every other month our Check-ers Column is available to any qualified Checker who thinks he has something important or funny to say to his fellow Checkers. You don't have to go through the Wahzoo to do this, just contact the Dusty Times directly. Press deadlines are a little confusing. But, generally speak-ing, to get in say December's issue, you have to get your article over to the Dusty Times' office within a week after you receive your November issue in the mail. Call Jean Calvin for details if you 're interested, and be pre-pared to prove you're really a Checker. I think the month of December is still open, along with all the even numbered months in 1997. And no Lou, you can't put any free ads in here. A RACING VGASOLINE THE SECOND HALF of the Checker season started off with a large boisterous welcome back meeting at the end of our summer break. There was standing room only as our screamin' checkered 'Mad Hatter' presided over this Wednesday night meeting. Nobody has more fun in this sport than the Checkers, be it out at the races or down at our weekly meetings. At this meeting the guys interviewed one of our brand new promoters. Mojave Desert Racing (M.D.R.). This new guy appar-Page 14 , For the distributor nearest you call: 800-345-0076 November 1996 ently has the unofficial support of SCORE, who is obviously look-ing at getting involved in the lower bidget racer market. His pitch for our Checker support sounded good, almost too good. He also seemed like a nice guy, somebody Bates would just love to deal with. The new Mojave Desert Racing plans to put on 7 of next year's 40+ races, all in · Barstow and Lucerne. When pressed on his plans, Peralta stood up and said Baja Promotions will be back next year with another 3 race series out at California City, despite the fact that his Cal City races are still operating in the red. Lou made it clear that he's countin' on the ever irritating BLM and their army of Desert Gestapo to eventually herd all the disgruntled desert racers over to the sanctuary of his 'pri-vate property races'.(Note: The temi 'Desert Gesta/>0' is mine, not Peralw's. The Wahzoo uses that term because the 'turtle rangers' hcwe gotten way ow of control. A lot of those het.wily armed eco-cof>s seem intent on trying to keef> the res/JOnsi-hle wx/>ayers on the />cwement and off of their deserts through a /)((ttern of owrt intimidation). Some other highlights of this meeting were: A prospective member was grilled about full membership and then voted on. There was a monster raffle, with the grand prize being a big green easy chair donated by Seeley Fur-niture of Glendale. And, a small fortune in fines was collected by our Sergeant at Arms for unruly behavior. TOM DITTFIELD must have been nervous as he left the room with the dreaded marble box starting to be passed around. He knew that the Checker Brother-hood had black balled the last prospective member to appear before it, and that the large number of members in attend-ance at this meeting meant a much bigger risk of gettin' 3 black balls dropped. Although there was some sentiment to 'throu• the Imm out', it was ultimately agreed on that the Club should do abso-lutely nothing to chase his scantily clad chase crews away. So ... Con-gra tu la ti on s to our newest member, Tom Dittfield! Hey Tom, you're a Checker now, and that means something. Welcome aboard. AND FINALLY, speakin' of meaning something, how many of ya saw that full page ad by FAIR soliciting new members which appeared in an Antelope Valley motorsports newspaper! Hey FAIR guys, may he if ya threw in a new toaaster or something ya might finally suck ol' Checker Willie in, but I think he's about all you're gonna get from this end. Dusty Times