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1996 Volume 13 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 13 • Number 1 - January 1096 ~ ISSN 8750-173! Covering the world of competition in the dirt

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HEAVY METAL WORLD Heavy Metal Desert Championship CLASS 150 Unlimited Full Size Trucks "Mega Truck " CLASS BOO Open Full Size Truck ,, Heavy Metal ,,, CLASS 850 Modified Full Size Truck ,, Full Modified ,, ·MINI METAL WORLD Mini Metal Desert Championship CLASS CLASS CLASS 700 725 750 Open Mini Truck " Open Mini ,, Production Mini Truck "Mini Metal " Stock Mini Truck "Mini Stock ,, PRO SERIES WORLD High Desert Pro Series CLASS 500 Unlimited Baja Bug "Pro Baja " CLASS 200 Unlimited Engined Buggy " Formula Pro " CLASS 1000 Unlimited Suspension Buggy " Pro -10 " SUPER SERIES WORLD High Desert Super Series CLASS 550 Baja Bug " Super Baja " CLASS 1600 Limited Engined Buggy" Super 1600 " CLASS 900 Ltd Suspension Buggy "Super Challenger " Early Registration / Drawing & Media Run Jan. 13th 8am. " STARTING FROM THE BURGER KING ON MAIN ST. BARSTOW" MEDIA ATTENDING: ABC CHANNEL 7, NBC CHANNEL 4, PRIME SPORTS. ESPN AND VW Trends JUST TO NAME A FEW I Manufacturers Midway & Tech Inspection Jan. 26, 3pm-9pm. • "AT THE BARSTOW MALLON MAIN ST." Drivers Briefing, Jan. 26 at 8pm "AT THE BARSTOW MALL ON MAIN ST." Race Starts, Sam Jan. 27 Sidewinder exit off 1-1 5. Awards 10am Jan. 28. Holiday Inn, Main St. Barstow. For Complete Race Details and Other Race Info Regarding the LaRana Desert Championship Series, Call the LaRana 24 Hour Info Line from the hand set on your FAX Machine. ~ Desert Racing PROMOTIONS INC. Phone USA 619-240-1335 Fax USA 619-961-7407 Info Line USA 619-961-7407 Entries Close Jan. 12th. For· Entry Forms Call &19-961-7407, 24 Hours

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Volume 13 - Number 1 January 1996 Editor-Publisher Jean Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Assistant Michael Ward Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Circulation 0 . Osborne Contributors Jim Baker C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Carol Clark Don Dayton John Elkin Homer Eubanks Don Holbrook Martin Holmes Daniel Mainzer Troy Robinson Bob Rule Barb & Marilyn Schultz Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith · Judy Smith Tony Tellier .Trackside Photo Inc._ Art Director Larry E. Worsham _,,11,1.a OffJIOAD IACIIIO auou Subscription Rates: lbldSlriescf(lflbllRacing,. $20.00 per year, 12 issues, U~A. roreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES, (ISSN 8750-1732) 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. Second Class · Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing office. POSTMASTER: Send address change to D1tSty 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. Very Best Wishes to All for a Joyful and Successful Season in 1996 HAPPY NEW YEAR Dusty Times January 1996 In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 by Judy Smith .................... 16 SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 Trophy-Trucks by Judy Smith ...... 20 The Bonneville Challenge by Jim Baker ... .................. 22 Michigan Off Road Nationals by Mike Brunton . ............. 26 WRC Rally of Spain by Martin Holmes ..................... 28 Centerspread Pull Our 1996 Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Glen Helen Round 6 by Ron Miller ......... ............... 32 Whiskey Springs 300 by Terry Silbaugh ................... . 34 FRT Superstition 250 by Judy Smith ........... ............ 36 SNORE Double Trouble by Jean Calvin .................... 40 SCCA Lake Superior Pro Rally by John Elkin .... .... ....... . 44 Wisconsin Off Road Festival by Barb & Marilyn Schult: ...... 46 Canyon Raceway Short Course by Tony Tellier .............. 50 DEPARTMENTS Happenings . . ............................................ , 4 Pony Express ............................................ 4 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Soap Box by Gerardo Novelo ............... .............. 24 Fair News by Dave Massingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Straight Poop by The Big Wahzoo ...................... 43 The Straight Poop by The New Wahzoo . ................... 51 Good Stuff Directory ................................. ... 52 Classified Ads . ............................... ........... 57 ON THE COVER-Danny Porter, Mark Ruddis with help from L.J. Kennedy and Larry Roseavear triumphed over 17 other 1-2-1600 cars to win the class on the Baja 1000. The four man team ran so quickly that they not only won the class, they finished eighth overall on a most demanding course. Our congratulations not only to the four drivers, but to the team behind them that kept them on the race course. Heartiest congratulations to Larry Ragland and Brady Stiles in winning overall and taking the Trophy-Truck victory at La Paz. Their trip was not without problems, flat tires were epidemic in this division, but Larry and Brady survived it all in good shape and swept into La Paz ahead by nearly an hour of all but the motorcycles who started hours earlier. Congratulations go expecially to Larry Ragland who has led the race several times only to have his machine fail. Not this trip. Color Photngraphy by Trackside Photo Ind. to S~70MUf 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 oarda please) Take· advantage of your subsaiption bonus •• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (Form on inside back page) Name _______ -=-----------------Address _____________________ _ City Stace ----,--------Zip __________ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408, (818) 882-0004 I ( Canadian - 1 year $25 .00 U.S.• Overseas subscription rates on requestl Page 3

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1996 Happenings ••• ASOCIACION EST AT AL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell , Tech Inspector APTO42 San Jose del Caho Baja Calif. del Sur, Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashrnere, Queensland, 4500, Australia 011-18-07-3298-5522 AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFFROAD Class 10 cars only Serge Lambert 65 Rue de Valcourt Blainville, Quebec, Canada K7B lHl (514)434-5792 BAJA INTERNATIONAL _ P.O. Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 311163 Mexicali, BC, Mexico (M_exicali (65) 55-62-83 Off Road Races BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD.S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 March 22-24, 1996 Cal City Spring Board 200 California City, CA July 19-21, 1996 Midnight Romp II 150 California City, CA October 4-6, 1996 Cal City Fall Final 250 California City, CA BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121 (702) 457-4775/Fax (702) 641-2431 March 28-30, 1996 Vegas tQ Reno Off Road Race Cars, Trucks Motorcycles, ATVs BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1533 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627-B.O.R.E. May 4, 1996 Wendover Express Wendover USA July 6, 1996 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV ( tentative closed course) August 10-11, 1996 Salt Lake City, UT September 14, 1996 Bonneville Challenge · Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada· KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 1996 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2222 June 28-30, 1996 Spring Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI August 30-September 1, 1996 Chevrolet World Championship Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Debbie Turner, CRS Director 25885 Stanford Hemet, CA 92544 (909) 925-0870 Mike Gibeault, SCCA Ste ard 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (619) 375-8704 C.O.D.R.A. CENTRAL OREGON DESERT RACING Terry Silbaugh 20515 Whitehaven Circle Bend, OR 97702 (503) 389-2044 Page 4 April 27, 1996 Bear Butte 300 Millican, OR June 15, 1996 Brother 300 Millican, OR October 12, 1996 Whisky Springs 400 Millican, OR CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box645 Pierre, SD 57501 Kevin Miller (Baja) (605) 224-6923 Don Engleman (Motocross) (605) 224-4967 GUMBO BUTTES BAJA & MOTOCROSS Communications & Information Scott Olson (605) 224-5822 FAX (605) 224-5822 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (01I52617-46834) Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (6163717 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box 3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 (714)367-1141 Fax: (714)367-1608 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W 1(719)687-9827 H P.O. Box9735 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 COLORADO OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS Bertram Productions Inc. 15073 Hwy 119 Route #4 Golden, CO 80403 (303) 936-5960 CORVA 1601 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (800) 237-5436 DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen (800) 662-36491(214) 641-2090 FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 2750 Cozumel Drive #1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 (407) 254-5167 FUDPUCKER · RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 December 31, 1995 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA February 3, 1996 Awards Banquet El Centro, CA February 18, 1996 King of the Desert El Centro, CA April 12-13, 1996 Quechan Indian Run by the River Winterhaven, CA May 5-6, 1996 24 Hours le Fud Plaster City, CA July 19-20, 1996 Conquista 200 Tecate, BC, Mexico October 18-20, 1996 Superstition 250 XII Lake Superstition, CA December 30-31, 1996 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA GLEN HELEN OHV PARK P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 (714) 880-1733 (Contact BBM Marketing Promotions, P.O. Box 582, Lakewood, CA 90714 ( 3 lO) (}88-62 50 1996 Off Road Series Points Races February 11, 1996 March 24, 1996 April 21, 1996 June 30, 1996 July 28, 1996 August 25, 1996 September 29, 1996 October 2 7, 1996 GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 ( 404) 963-0252 GREAT PLAINS OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION GPORRA 13621 Pierce St. Omaha, NE 68144-1122 ( 402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 6716N.106thSt. Omaha, NE 68122 ( 402) 496-08% Eve. (all races at Weslfair Fair Grounds, Council Bluffs, Iowa on a ¼ mile course similar to the MTEG tracks, and Classes 1, 1-16oo, 7S and Quad under SODA rules) IOK FOUR WliEELERS P.O. Box36 Cleves, Ohio 45002 ( All etients staged at the club grounds in Cleves, Ohio) INTERNATIONAL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 St. Paul, MN 55108 Steve Beddor (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS . MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. P.O. Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (714) 364-0515 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box465 Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C-SL2 Bob (604) 374-7175 days Randy(604)579-9621 eves Keith (604) 828-1795 anytime ( All events start 7 miles NW of Kam loops) LA RANA DESERT RACING P.O. Box 1365 Apple Valley, CA 92307 (619) 240-13351{619) 240-1312 January 26-28, 1996 New Years 250 Lucerne Valley, CA March 15-17, 1996 California 200 Barstow, CA May 17,'19, 1996 Lucerne Valley Jam 300 Johnson Valley, CA July 19-21, 1996 Barstow 250 Barstow, CA September 20-21, 1996 Sidewinder 300 Barstow, CA October 18-20, 1996 High Deser:t 200 Johnson Valley, CA November 15-17, 1996 Spangler 300 Ridgecrest,. CA MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, MI 48813 (517)543-7214 March 3, 1996 15th Annual Dune Bug & VW Trade Show Lansing, MI MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 627-6200 January 1996 ,,,,-PONY EXPRESS ••• Letter to the Editor of Dusty Times The recent Mag 7 attack in Dusty Times by the Checkers' writer raises some interesting questions. ■ Why is "The Big Wahzoo' so angry? ■ Will his trash promote and further the cause of off road racing? ■ Can he write anythi~g of interest without using four letter words, juvenile cliches, and attacks on others? ■ Doesn't he know the Japanese have a right to enter and ride the races? Mag 7 has pitted racers from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, England, Spain and Mexico. Should we refuse to help these racers also? ■ Does he realize the Japanese contribute in many ways to enhance and support our sport of off road racing? Their entry fees help increase the purses we are all after. ■ Is he aware that Mag 7 has supported many, if not all, of the winning racers over the years -Thompson, Jones, Johnson, Stewart, etc.? I personally took 1st in Class 9 in last years Baja 500. Mag 7 had the winning Quad in this year's Baja 1000. ■ Does he know that drinking while racing or pitting can lead to a disqualification according to SCORE rules (rule GD1, page 13, 1994/95 rule book)? Th~ attack on Mag 7 raised no anger but simply pity for a writer who is poorly informed and appears to have a need to vent his frustrations on others. Mag 7 members have no malice toward Checker members. We wish them all the best of luck in racing. We only hope the "Big Wahzoo" represents the bottom of the Checkers barrel. Terry Walsh-Mag 7 President DU.I.ER NlUWUEa WELC011E t i • 4-SPYOER SUPER OIFFS I ♦ Tl .IRS II! The Cast Oiff is back! I ., • M~ from ductile iron. ! • Utilizes 4-Splders for added strength. • This 4-Spyder Super Diff comes suppplied ~ with precision-ground pins and block. ; MCK-0265 ♦ ~ Great/Jt Reduced l'ricel T21RS I I ~ • All New to the Industry! 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June 22-23, 1996 Nationals Lake Odessa, MI July 20, 1996 Fowlerville, MI July 28, 1996 Mason, MI August 1, 1996 .Sandusky, Ml August 7, 1996 Bad Axe, MI A~gust 10 Corunna, MI August 1 7, 1996 Mt. Morris, MI August 31, 1996 Kalamazoo, MI MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION David Cronin, President. MAORA 2590 Mullanphy Florissant, MO 63031 (618) 765-2199 (M.A.0.R.A. sanctioned races. Series produced by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barrett 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 736-9221 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #1 - Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 NATIONAL TRUCK WEEK 1360 Kleppe Lane Sparks, NV (702) 331-48001(702) 331-5107 Fax OFF ROAD ADVENTURES Four Wheel Drive Excursions P.O. Box 1154 Arcata, CA 95518 (707) 822-8508 May 10-11, 1996 Redwood Coast Jamboree Fort Bragg to Eureka, CA June 14-15, 1996 Ghost Town Adventure '96 South Lake Tahoe, CA A1>gust 16-17, 1996 Gold Rush Adventure Nevada City, CA September 20-21, 1996 Kern River Jamboree Kernville/ Lake Isabella, CA OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasque: · 13180 Round Dance El Paso, TX 79936 (915)855-8899 ( All races are at Mountain Shadow Lake Take I-ro Horizon Bllld exit east 12 miles) OHIO OFF ROADERS ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 15 Stonecreek, Ohio 43840 (216) 339-4674 or (216) 897-5100 Hill Climb & Stadium Style Off Road Racing at Bear Creek Amphitheater Bolioor, Ohio ONT ARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Bob Joseph, President 80 Hempstead Dr. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada I.BW 2E7 -(905) 574-7068 PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. King P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville, NY 12962 (518) 561-32081(518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 80112 ( 303) 779-6622 SCORE Score International 12997 Las Vegas Blvd. So. Las Vegas, NV 89124 (702) 361-5404 Page 6 January 19-21, 1996 Parker 400 Parker, A2 March 8-10, 1996 Tecate San Felipe 250 San Felipe, B.C., MX April 19-21, 1996 Nevada 250 Las Vegas, NV May 31-June 2, 1996 T ecate Baja 500 Ensenada, B.C., MX July 5-7, 1996 Fireworks 250 Barstow, CA September 6-8 ( 13-15), 1996 Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV November 8-10, 1996 Tecate Baja 1000 Baja Norte, B.C., MX 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 February 10, 1996 Bottom Dollar Las Vegas, NV March 16, 1996 Twilight 200 Las Vegas, NV May 11, 1996. Caliente 200 Caliente, NV July 27, 1996 Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV September 21, 1996 Gold Coast SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV October 26, 1996 Double Trouble Las Vegas, NV December 7, 1996 Vegas 300 Las Vegas, NV SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Wolfe 7839 W . North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 ( 414) 453-SODA May 25-26, 1996 Memorial Day 100 Lake Beneva, WI June 8-9, 1996 Antigo Kiwanis Off Road Race Antigo, WI June 22-23, 1996 196 Speedway Lake Odessa, Ml July6-7, 1996 Road America Off Road Race Elkhart Lake, WI July 20-21, 1996 Luxemburg Off Road Race Luxemburg, WI August 3-4, 1996 UP Off Road 100 Bark River, Ml August 31-September 1, 1996 World's Championship Crandon, WI September 14-15, 1996 Wisconsin Off Road Festival Oshkosh, WI 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 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369,.6550 ( All events at Owego Mor.or Sports Park, Rte. 434, Owego, NY) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 March 9-10 (alt 16-17, 1996 1996 Season Opener Prairie City SVRA Park Sacramento, CA April 20-21, 1996 Spring Special Prairie City SVRA Park Sacramento, CA May 25-2 7, 1996 Yerington Desert Race Yerington, NV July 27-28, 1996 Fallon 250 at Night Fallon, NV August JO-September 2, 1996 Yerington to Fallon and Back Yerington, NV September 28-29, 1996 Fall Special Prairie City SVRA Park Sacramento, CA October 26-2 7, 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 PENSYLV ANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire 1255 Waverly Drive Latrobe, PA 15650 · ( 412) 532-0802 WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602)971-3730 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev Friday 5913 So. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI54901 ( 414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI54901 ( 414) 426-04701( 414) 982-7306 AfflNTION RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free! It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 1996 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rail:, schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 2075 1 Marilla St. , Chatsworth, CA 91311-4404. DUSTY TIMES see form on Page3 January 1996 Index to Advertisers Barbary Coast/Gold Coast Hotels ...................... 11 Bilstein Corp. of America .............................. 41 Cactus Racing ....................................... . 39 Casey Folks Las Vega·s to Reno . . ............. Back Cover Denunzio ............................................. 24 Don-A-Vee Jeep/Eagle ....... .. ....................... 49 German Auto ......................................... 51 Goshen Racing .. ................................. _. ... 27 Rod Hall Driving School ............................... 20 Honda of North Hollywood ............................ 35 James Gang Racing ...................... .. .......... 8, 9 Kawaguchi Honda ........ . ., ............. . ............ 37 Kuster Racing Shocks ............................ ..... _ 26 La Rana Desert Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Kevin McGillivray ...................... ............... 32 McKenzie's Performance Products .................... 4, 23 Nevada Off Road Buggy ............................... 57 P.C.I. Race Radios and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Pike's Family Restaurants ............................. 47 Gary Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Precision Alloy ....................................... 38 RCR Trophy-Truck Sale ........................... 14, 15 Rock Busters Video ................................... 29 George Seeley ........................................ 25 Slatter Racing ......................................... 7 SNORE ............ .................................. 33 Sway-A-Way Company ................................ 43 Tri-Mil Industries ..................................... 50 Valley Performance .............. · ..................... 12 Venable Racing ....................................... 42 Web-Cam ........... .................... . ; ........... 21 Wilch Sales ........................................... 46 Yarnell Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 · BIGGER IS BETTER Upgrade the C.V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, IRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and transmission output bells to accept the l~.r:~.r,9-V. ioints. ,/7.;", Convert Type I stub axles and output bell to.accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C.V. Convert Type II stub axles and output b~II to accept 930 C.V. joints. All axles and bells for Type II or Type IV :v.s·can be thre~ded ¾-24 or stock ·amm. All axles and Bells for 930 C. V .s can be threadP.rl 3/4-? 10mm threads. FIT YOUR OFF ROAD ER . ''· WITH UPGRADED AXLES AND BELLS _Qnly ~49.95_ per_ flangll on your supplied JIBrts. ER - " . Stop the up-travel on your suspension with this advanced bt,mp stop system. These Bump Stops· come complete with a mounting system, poiy-eurethana end piece; and enough valving 10 ~t the job done. ECONOMICALLY PRICED AT $319.90 per pair. lncludini:i the mounting hardware and the GR8 bolts . SEE YOUR OFF FOAO RACING PARlS SUPPLIER OR CALL US DIRECT. ·varn~tr Specialties, Inc. 102 Crestview P. 0. Box 845 1-I02-427-35~1 YameH, AZ. 85312. Dusty Times

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SPECIAL RECOGNffiON TO OUR . TERRIFIC CREW: . . Bruce "Blanco" White * Karl Leimbach Sandy James * J.J. James * Michael A. James Todd Cirata * Jeff 'Wishbone" Van Rope Rich "The Gambler" Anderson · "Big" Steve Kessler AND TI-IE SUPPORT OF OUR SPONSORS: B. E Goodrich * F & L Fuels * Ultra Wh M. E. James, Inc. * Public Livery Ins. Se M K Fasteners • SPECIAL 11-IANKS TO: Doug Fortin -FORTIN TRANSAXLE . Greg Aronson -FAT PERFORMANCE Kurtis Schuettenhelm -RACE DESIGN (for prep. of chase and support trucks) * TITE FLEX

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1994 & 1995 CLASS CHAMPIONS BAJA. 1000 -FIRST· PLACE . ' BAJA 500 -FIRST PLACE - ' LAS VEGAS 250 -FIRST PLACE· OWNER & ORNER: Mike James & Mike "Coconuts" Kalicki CO-DRIVERS: Brian Knapp, Davey "Come On" Mills, Joe Hebdon In 2 years of off-road racing, the OUTI..AW has won a total of 5 SCORE races and finished 3rd or better in 12 of 14 races --resulting in 2 Championships -,AND IT'S NOT OVER YET!! SPECIAL 1HANKS TO OUR FAMIIJES AND FRIENDS FOR UNENDING SUPPORT! ·

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SCORE 'tECATE BAJA 1000 Dale White Wins History Makins Baja Mil By Judy Smith Plwws: Track.side Plww Inc. Dale White had a great run in his newest Chevy truck in Class 8, leading from San Felipe although he was threatened on the bottom legs by Dave Westhem who was a DNF on the last leg. Dale sailed into La Paz not only the Class 8 winner, but first overall in the Pro classes, surprising a lot of folks. Dale White got the surprise of the several weeks just prior to the his racing caree_r when he crossed event the verbiage got hot and the finish line in La Paz after 1146 heavy, with promises to disrupt miles to find that he'd won the the race, and/or put a stop to it. race overall in his Chevy truck. Those in the area which falls The race started in Tijuana this under Ensenada's jurisdiction time, only minutes beyond the were reported to be ready to set border with the United States. up road blocks if necessary, to The 1967 NORRA Baja 1000 is keep the race from happening. remembered as starting there, but There was a road block on the itwasaceremonialstartthatyear, highway in the town of El with the cars parading sedately to Rosario, about 170 miles south of Ensenada, where they overnight-Ensenada on the Tuesday before ed to restart the real race the the race ( which started on following morning. This time Thursday). A bunch of pit people they were racing right out of heading south to set up their pits downtown Tijuana, and the local in advance were stopped for folks loved it. Estimates were that anywhere from two to four hours as many as 50,000 enthusiastic while first the local police, then spectators lined the course for the highway patrol, and finally, several miles, cheering the racers the army, were called in to sort on. things out. It turned out that the There was a lot of editorializing big gripe these folks wanted to set on local T.V. and in the Baja right was a failure of the local newspapers about the choice of government to recompense them host city. It seems that Mexicali, for lands taken when the highway which enjoyed the honor for the was paved in 1973. They just past couple of years and Ensen-picked the heavy traffic day ada, which had been the host for before the big race so they'd be most of the 28 year history of the sure to attract more attention. race, were both annoyed that Some tried to tie it to the change Tijuana got the job this year. F~r of venue for the race, but their real motivation turned out to be their argument with their own politicos. SCORE's president, Sal Fish spent a lot of time in last minute meetings with various factions of the local governments, and on race day things progressed with no more than normal confusion. The course was a humdinger, traveling eastward from Tijuana, past Tecate, and then down the face of the Rumorosa Grade, a steep drop off into the desert on the Gulf side. Then the racers traveled through San Felipe, to the Bay of Los Angeles, up into El Arco, and down the highway for about 40 miles into San Ignacio. After that they headed westward a bit, and after skimming past the San Ignacio Lagoo_n, it was southward to the fish camp at San Juanico. From there it was steadily south through La Purisima, the Comondus and with another westward bend, across the highway just north of Ciudad lnsurgentes. Keeping to the outskirts of civilization the course went wide to the west, skirting Ciudad Constitucion, Second generation racers Ryan Thomas and Doug Fortin Jr. paced them-selves well in the new A-arm Chenowth, and they flew down the peninsula to victory in Class 1 as well as second overall. then hugging the beach, and through Puerto Cancun. Parallel-ing the highway the racers went through Punta Conejo, and after following the shore, running through a string of small camps and villages, they turned east again, and came into La Paz. There was a time limit of 44 hours, and all classes were required to run the entire distance. · The bikes and ATVs started at 6:30 in the morning, but the Trophy-Trucks didn't head out until 11:30, with the Pro classes taking the green flag behind them, one every minute. The Class 1 cars took off first, and in this high powered bunch were any number of potential overall winners. But some were out of contention early. About 10 miles into the fray the Mike Smith chassis of the Herbst brothers, Tim, Ed and Troy, nosedived off an embank-ment, tore up a spinqle and bent front end components seriously. They put themselves on the "official" DNF list. Most of the rest of the class made it down the tricky Rumorosa Gr~de, which had many turns that required several back-ups, and onto the fast roads headed south. Below Tres Pozos another top conpeti-tor, Mark McMillin, in a Porsche Chenowth, also bit the dust, victim of a motor malfunction. First into San Felipe, with a lead of 11 minutes, was Mike Julson in his Jimco, followed by Frank Arciero in Bob Gordon's Porsche Chenowth. Doug Fortin ran third in the Ryan Thomas A-armed Chenowth, another 14 minutes back, and then it was Brian Ewalt, in Corky McMillin's Porsche Chenowth in fourth. Tommy Bradley was fifth now in his Porsche Raceco. But San Felipe was only 300 miles into the race, and many things changed. For one thing, the Herbsts, after looking at the year end point standings again, decided that it might be worth their while to fix their front end and go on. They figured that if they finished 11th or better they could still win the season championship if Julson, who went into this race 1 7 points ahead of them, didn't finish. They were wrong, but they didn't know that until a few days later, so they brought a new spindle in and went to work on the car, and finally arrived in San Felipe at half-past midnight. Corky McMillin, talking to his Bay of L.A. pit on the radio, lost concentration and missed a turn, rolling his car and losing 45 minutes. Julson, who'd been -using oil, got out and put Bob Lofton in for the second half, and when he got below San Ignacio about 20 miles the crank let go. The crew hustled to get to him, but it was no use. They'd brought spares of everything, including a transmission, axles, and suspen-sion parts, but they couldn't change a motor. They had a borrowed motor on the chase truck to be used for parts, but didn't want to tear it down out there in the dirt and rebuild their own. So Julson and Lofton were out. Gordon had taken over his car and was now in the lead, out front by a little over two hours when he went through La Purisima, 810 miles into the race. At that point McMillin had moved up to second and Thomas, who was having a clean run, had taken over for Fortin and was now third, with Ron Brant in fourth in his Porsche Raceco. His co-driver, Chuck Sudberry, had lost a couple of hours early on by getting lost and tangled with another car, which messed up his shocks. Now in fifth it was Tom Bradley, Sr., who reported falling into ditches. These folks were plowing through some heavy rain, and lots of mud while they ran their night time sections and didn't get dry weather until about sunrise. But, in the meantime, Gordon got to about mile 1081, near Check 10, and lost his transmission. He had a spare, but he'd outrun his chase crew, and had been borrowing gas as he made his way south. Now he had to wait for them to catch up and bring the spare trans. Thomas, on the other hand, with not even a flat to trouble him, kept on moving steadily, and Gorky McMillin and Brian Ewalt split the driving chores in the Chenowth and the Porsche power no doubt helped them on the way to second in Class 1 and Overall. , made it to the finish line in just Ron Brant and Chuck Sudberry charge through some rocks en route to third 23:00:10 for the win. McMillin in Class 1 in the Raceco Porsche despite Chuck getting lost they were fifth and Ewalt were second a little Overall. over a half hour later, with Brant Page 10 January 1996 Dusty Times

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their way up to him on the Tecate Highway which the local police had closed due to the race. In the meantime Darren Skilton got his Jeep about 80 miles into the race and tore off a caliper. But Dan Smith made a problem for others. Francisco Munroy with Martin Espinosa said he had a perfect day in the Class 8 Dodge, and ran down the course to second in Class 8 and fourth overall. Dan Smith drove his Rough Rider Ford all the way, had various problems ano down time, but he kept moving to claim third in Class 8 and eleventh O/A. Before race day a guessing game had been going on, trying to figure out who would be the one to jam up the road on the narrow and twi~ty Rumorosa Grade. Anyone who broke down would effect~ ively stop the race, and every racer hoped he'd be in front of the culprit. Smith was it. But somehow his crew found a way to get to him and ease him far enough off the course so they could work on replacing the transmission, and let the rest of the race continue. By the time he was fixed he was racing with the 7S trucks. AtSanFeli e r,r and Sudberry finishing third. Gordon and Arciero managed to get repaired in time to claim a fourth place, an hour and 17 minutes down to the winners. Last in the class to finish, after 30 hours and 12 minutes, some tossed belts and a broken rear arm in addition to their front end troubles, the Herbst brothers came in ninth. But because Julson and Lofton had completed 700 miles of their race they were credited with 10th place, and earned enough points to take the class championship by one point. Class 8 was the next group to go, and 20 miles out Ricky Johnson broke his Chevy's upper steering knuckle, and lost about four hours while his crew radioed to the south bound truck that had .. the spare parts, and then worked Rod Muller and Mike Halliday had a good ride in the Pontiac powered Jimco, with scant if any real down time, and they won Class 10 by less than a minute. They also placed tenth overall . Ben Schlimme and Dan Worley came in second in Class 10 in their Toyota powered Raceco, 13th overall and less than an hour behind. SECOND FLAMINGO RD. & THE STRIP • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 1-800-634-6755 WE$T FLAMINGO .& VALLEY VIEW • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 1-800-331-5334 Dusty Tirnes January 1996 TO NONE .. ~age 11

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Andrew Wehe and Ray McClain were less than thirteen minutes behind Schlimme on total time in their VW powered Jimco, third in Class 10 and 15th overall. All but one of the six starting Class 5s failed to finish. That one was the defending class champion Michael James, with relief drivers Ross Craft and Mike Kalicki in the Bug. They had a smooth run mostly, but on the last leg had troubles. but still won Class 5. lflr _ the lead belonged to Dale·White in his Chevy, and he was just six minutes up on Dave Wes them in another Chevy. In third it was Francisco Monroy in a Dodge, and then came Dave Crinklaw in his Ford, and Smith wa fifth, two hours down. Crinklaw tore off a brake line near Bay of L.A., and ran without . any for a while, while Skilton was running with only three brakes for the rest of the trip. 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Pro class vehicles on the road, W esthem was still second, giving s Brent Grizzle leads a few others through the swamp section, and with Dale and Darren Ebberts they carried on to second in Class 1-2-1600, twelf h Overall. Larry Smith/Mark Smith/Jon Kennedy and Rick Munyon rolled the car late in the race but the Meco survived to finish third in Class 1-2-1600, twelvth Overall. January 1996 White a good fight, and only four minutes behind him. Monroy, who was having a perfect day, was . third now, an hour and a half later. In fourth it was Skilton, with Smith still fifth, now three hours down. Behind them David Bryan was nursing his Ford with a replacement steering box, and Mike Schwellinger and Jon Snyder had tangled with a slower vehicle and ended up losers, their Dodge broken in lots of ways which took five hours to fix. White and W esthem contin-ued their duel as they neared the finish, but then W esthem faded and failed to finish. White, who'd had only one flat, and for the final 50 miles kept expecting some-thing to break, crossed the finish line at quarter to ten in the morning, on Friday, with a time of 21 :57:03. Monroy's luck held also, and he took second, with Smith finishing third. Ricky Johnson also managed a finish. He was over six hours behind the leader, but he got to La Paz. Smith was the season points winner. In Class 10 there was a big traffic jam at about Mile 14, and a bunch of cars got held up by a broken vehicle. Spectators near Tecate said that no cars went by for an hour. When they got to San Felipe our unofficial time keepers were pretty busy and missed a couple of them, but as far as we can tell, the Toyota powered Raceco of Jim Kirk was in front. Rod Muller was running up in the lead pack in his Pontiac powered Jimco A-arm car, and so was Ben Schlimme in his Toyota Raceco, and Tim Scalzo in a VW Raceco. Scalzo lost a coil wire, and somewhere along the way Muller hit a cow, and bent a front shock so that every now and then it would jam and make that corner of the car rigid. Willy Higman and Dave Bufe had a rash of problems and were so late ,getting to San Felipe they decided' to drop it and go fishing instead. Not too far from Tres Pozos Kevin Davis missed a turn and got Larry Job's new A-armed Jimco stuck in the sand, and Ray McClain had power steering trouble in Andy Wehe'sJimco. Down at La Purisima, which was 810 miles into the race, Muller's co-driver, Mike Halli-day, was in the lead, with just 24 minutes on Dan Worley. Schlimme's co-driver, who was having no problems to mention. Job had taken over for Davis, and ran third, but his fuel filter clogged and he'd lost about a half hour. Wehe was now running fourth, with no more stehing trouble, and Kirk's co-drivers, -Rick Geiser and Jim Pierce had fallen to fifth after losing alternator belts. Pierce also hit a tree. Job. lost a corner of his car about 1000 miles into the race, and it took six hours to get parts to him and get him back together. Muller and Halliday got their win in spite of being stuck behind a chase vehicle for a while. Halliday had taken a rock in his hand and thought his middle finger was broken, but other than that their day was a good one. Schlimme and Worley, running ragged with silty air cleaners at the end, were second, followed in by McClain and Wehe. Scalzo and his co-driver, Ryan Arciero, who'd lost a master cylinder, finished fourth. Pierce, Kirk and Geieser were fifth, ,,,-Dusty Times

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A familiar name, Darren York returned to the Baja race in his 7S Ford Ranger, and he outlasted the eight others to take the class win and ninth overall, in what he says now will be his final race. pr and Job, who eventually came in sixth, won the points chase. Class 5 had a hard time of it. At San Felipe Mike Jakobson had the lead and the team of Mike James, Ross Craft and Mike Kalicki ran second, with Rudy and Carlos • Paa 108 1 115 2 102 3 110 4 105 5 1607 1646 2 1616 3 1647 4 1605 5 347 1 346 2 300 3 500 1 601 561 1 550 2 553 3 559 4 577 5 714 1 733 1 736 2 722 3 803 1 838 2 809 3 811 4 808 5 948 949 2 904 3 1010 1 1004 2 1001 3 1048 4 1013 5 1100 1149 2 1101 3 1105 4 778 861 1 865 2 860 3 879 4 862 5 203 1 3049 1 3048 2 598 399 2 SCORE TECATE BAJA 1000 RESULTS-November 9 -11, 1995 Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Clau 1/2-Unllmited alngle & two aeat - 14 start - 9 finish Ryan Thomas/Doug Fortin A-arm Chenowth Corky McMillin/Brlan Ewan Chenowth Porsche Aon BranVChuck Sudberry Chenowth Aaceco Bob Gordon/Frank Arciero Chenowth Porsche Tom Bradley SrJTommy Bradley Aaceco Type IV Cla,.. 1/2-1600 - 1600cc Restricted Engine - 18 start. 15 finish Danny Porter/ L.J. Kennedy/ Suspensions Unlimited Mark Auddis/Larry Aosevear Brent Grizzle/Dale & Darren Ebberts Chenowth Larry & Mark Smtth/Jon Kennedy/ Rick Munyon Meco Dean & Mark Bayerle/A. El Wardani Aaceco John Watkins/Jim Vick Jimco Cleu 3-Short WB 4x4 - 6 start - 3 finish Spencer, Spence, Cari, Kelly & Carter Beal Nissan Robert Hayley Bronco Dick Sasser/Gene Curiel IH Scout Clau 5 - Unlimited Baja Bug - 6 ■tart - 1 finlah Michaael James/Ross Craft/ Mike Kalicki Baja Bug Clau 6 Production Sedans - 4 atart - 1 finish John Saxton/Mike Jenkins Jeep Cherokee Clau 5-1600-1600cc Baja Bug -16 atart-12 finish Gustavo Vildosola/Charlie Watters/ Chris Harrold Baja Bug Hector/Mario/Elias & Danny Ledezma Baja Bug Brian Goodrich/Mike Lund/Bob Hummel Baja Bug- Gsork Mark & Rick DeShane/Steve Taylor/ Wayne Lacher Baja Bug- Nahl Carlos/Humberto & Gerardo lribe Baja Bug Class 7 - Unlimited Mini Pickup - 9 start --1 finish Gerardo Novelo/Tito Arambula Nissan (00 -ptt crew violation) Class 7S - Stock Mini Pickup - 9 start - 3 finish Darren York Ford Ranger Rick D. & Rick L. Johnson Ford Ranger John & Mike Becker/Chuck Johnson Ford Ranger Class 8 - 2WD Standard Pickup -12 start - 8 finish DaleWhtte Cl.evrolet Francisco Monroy ~ Dan Smith Ford Dave Crinklaw Ford Darren Skilton Jeep Cherokee Class 9 - Restricted Buggy • 8 start - 3 finish Rich Richardson/Doug PerraulVAlfonso LaCarra/AC Jones Jimco Brian & Jim Jeffrey/Tom Dittfield Aaceco Raul Aguiar/Alonso Rodriguez C&M Clau 10 -Unlimited 1650cc - 16 start - 8 finish Rod Muller/Mike Halliday Pontiac Jimco A-Arm Ben Schlimme/Oan Worley Toyota Aaceco Andrew Wehe/Ray McClain VWJimco Tim Scalzo/Ryan Arciero VWAaceco Jim Pierce/Rick Geiser/Jim Kirk Toyota Aaceco Class 11 -Stock VW aedan • 6 start - 4 finish Terry Kiely/Angel MontieVTom Preston I Chris Woodward VW Beetle Victor Barajas/Raul Gilbert VWBeetle Eric & Alberto Solorzano VWBeetle Tony Gomez/Bill Hanson VWBeetle Class Mini Stock • Stock Mini Trucks - 2 start - 1 finish Steve Williams/Charles Braden Ford Ranger Class Stock FUii - Stock Pickup Trucks - 7 start - 6 finish Chad & Rod Hall Hummer Austin Robison/Josh Hall Hummer Steve Oliges/Tim Casey Ford David Sykes/Gordon Dicarlo/Marc Stein Ford Don & Mark Floyd Hummer Class SI PAO - Spec Truck - 2 start - I finish Steve Krieger/Bud Feldkamp Chevy Claaa 31 • Pro Kia 2 start - 2 finish John Holmes/John Kearney/Tim Clark KiaSportage Wayne, Alan & Darryl Cook Kia Sportage Claaa Sportsman - 9 start - 2 finish Caesar & Cris Gonzalez Baja Bug !fan Davies/Sue Box Range Rover Time 23:00:10 23:32:17 23:46:46 24:17:36 24:19:49 24:23:40 25:01 :04 25:32:06 25:48:16 25:51:16 32:43:21 34:35:45 41 :04:01 25:40:36 40:36:04 26:49:34 26:58:20 28:48:30 29:11:25 30:27:06 26:43:59 24:26:34 28:24:02 34:38:39 21:57:03 23:33:42 24:42:12 27:17:09 28:00:51 30:15:02 37:29:15 40:12:27 24:27:41 25:24:53 25:37:38 27:16:23 28:46:56 37:25:22 42:49:00 43:37:24 43:45:03 30:10:52 29:35:55 29:38:52 37:46:38 38:53:18 43:24:26 28:52:56 34:58:15 41:58:08 41:21:30 41:46:08 Total starters 185 - Total finishers 80 - Race Distance1146 miles - Tijuana to La Paz Fast Time - Cars/Trucks- Larry Ragland/Brady Stiles- 20:14:12 - Chevrolet Fast Time - Motorcydes - Paul Krause - 19:31 :19 - 95 Kawasaki Weather: Breezy, some hard rain, moderate to cold temperatures. Page 16 0/A 2 3 5 6 7 8 12 14 19 20 47 50 67 16 65 21 22 33 36 43 9 31 51 1· 4 11 26 28 42 56 63 10 13 15 25 32 55 74 76 77 40 37 38 57 60 75 34 52 72 69 71 The high desert pair of Rick Johnsons ran a strong second almost all the way in Baja in the Ford and led by a minute in San Felipe. They not only stayed with the leaders, but their second place finish gave them the points title for 1995. John and Mike Becker and Chuck Johnson point the Ford Ranger the right way. They had some engine trouble, lost an oil pump and rear end, but they came in third in 7S. Cortez in third. Jon Kennedy, Sr. ( the other Kennedy's dad) took their turns after Runyon. They lost a coil, and discovered that their lights were not much good. Mark Bayerle got in after El Wardani, and he was stuck in a puddle when he stopped to avoid hitting a quad. Rick D. and Rick L. Johnson, racing hard in Class 7S, stopped to pull him out. At La Purisima it was Grizzle's car in front, with Darren Ebberts at the wheel. Porter was only five minutes behind him, or it may have been his co-driver, Mark Ruddis by that time. In third it was Kennedy, Sr., an hour later. In fourth now the Lampus team was running with no fourth gear, and had two flat front tires at once. They reported that it doesn't steer well that way. John WatkinsandJim Vick, inaJimco, were running fifth, and had rolled over, landing on their wheels. Porter, Ruddis and Kennedy put Larry Rosevear into the car for the final stretch. He'd got to his driver change without his driver's suit, so had stripped Ruddis when he got out of the car and used his suit. He'd also got stuck when he got a wheel wedged in under one of Robby Gordon's chase trucks in the silt, but for the most part kept moving forward to get the win. Dale Ebberts did the final section in Grizzle's car, giving himself, his brother and Grizzle a nice second place 10 minutes later. In third it was Larry Smith, finishing up for Munyon, Smith and Kennedy, lucky to be there after rolling the car. The Bayerle and El W ardani team also rolled over about 10 miles before the finish, and came in for fourth place, followed by Vick and . Watkins. Porter and Ruddis were the season points champs. In Class 7 Gerardo Novelo and Tito Arambula paired up to drive the old Roger Mears Nissan, and Jakobson, who was driving the full distance, had a lead of about 45 minutes at La Purisima, and when he was about 10 miles further down the road he topped a rise and saw a small pickup coming at him on the course. He turned the wheel hard, and the pickup tagged his rear tire, spinning him aroun_d and sliding him out into the boulders, which flipped him over. When the dust settled Jakobson and his pas-senger, 5-1600 driver Vince Alcouloumre, were shaken but not injured, and the car was a disaster. It had a broken tie rod, a cracked spindle, broken cage, bent beam, one back corner smashed, and the manifold and carburetors had been broken off They hitched a ride out to the highway to meet their chase crew, while James, Craft and Kalicki, who had nothing more than a little clutch trouble and no power steering for the last 25 miles, went on to take the win and the season points. And none of the other cars in the class made it to La Paz. Spencer Beal and his crew, Spence, Carl, Kelly and Carter Beal kept the Nissan.moving well and they won against more power in Class 3 in 32 hours, 43min. The 1-2-1600 cars started next, and in this group the lead at San Felipe belonged to Rick Munyon, in a Meco, who was six minutes up on Don Lampus, Jr. and Sr., and their co-drivers, Mike Martin and Steve Dodd, in a Jimco. In third it was Brent Grizzle, in a Chenowth, followed by John Kennedy in a Suspensions Unlimited chassis and then Ramsey El Wardani, in the Bayerle brothers' Raceco. Some of these folks had gone down a wrong trail for a couple of miles before they realized it was a wrong trail. Danny Porter took over for Kennedy, and Mark Smith and January 1996 Reaching for the sky as he climbs out of a silt bed Robert Hayley guided tht. Ford Bronco to second in Class 3, 50th overall. They must have had a good time. Dusty Times

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Arambula had it in front at San Felipe. Alejandro Gerardo and Jesus Nunez, in a Ranger, were apparently second, with Chris and Rick Taylor third in their Ranger, but many hours down. Jeff Lewis, always a hard charger in his Chevy, had broken a rocker arm at Mile 20, and lost hours waiting for parts and people to get to him so the motor could be rebuilt. H e didn't get to the Rumorosa until one a.m . And A .J. DeNunzio had problems early also, so he bought a replacement transmission in a junkyard in Tecate, shopped the parts stores for various other items, and went on. But the replacement stock trans had the wrong gear ratios for off roading and he got stuck so often that he was too late for the checkpoint at Coco's Corner. Novelo and Arambula went through La Purisima at about seven a.m. the following day, and by then Gerardo and Nunez were eight hours behind them. The Taylors faded near San Ignacio when their starter shorted and took the distributor module with it. Lewis got to Coco's Corner, Mile 422, and blew all the teeth off his gear drive, breaking and bending all the push rods. So he was out, his only DNF this season. Novelo and Arambula devel-oped a leaky transmission late in the race and stopped every couple of miles to add fluid, then lost the brakes, but otherwise had an uneventful race, and took the win. Gerardo and Nunez didn't make it in, and neither did any of the others. Unfortunately, a protest was lodged against Novelo and Arambula, for a pit crew violation, and since they failed to show at the CRB meeting to present their side of the story, they were automatically disquali-fied, leaving the class without a winner. There was a season champion in any case, since Jeff Lewis had enough points even without the finish to accomplish that. IN Class 7S the leader at San Felipe was the team of Rick D. and Rick L. Johnson in their Ranger. But they had only a minute on Darren York, in another Ranger, who has not driven in any other events this year. He said that gave him lots of time to work on the truck for this race. John and Mike Becker had their Ford running also, with Chuck Johnson set to drive the middle section and Jack Murphy riding all the way. Mark Hansen and Malcolm Vinje had their Ranger running, but were doomed to lose their motor before Coco's. And Scott Steinberger and Larry Plank put Billy Bunch in for the start in their Ranger and got involved in a long saga beginning with a blown power steering hose, a damaged fan, overheating and improperly torqued heads. They back tracked to the U.S. to find a Ford store to get the right specs for re-torquing the heads, and were just barely getting to the checkpoints on time. Bunch had, meanwhile, decided the race was over and he went home, so Plank was driving. But the truck overheated one more time, and they ran out of time before they'd gone 200 miles. Meanwhile, York pulled out a lead, with theJohnsons hanging in there in second. The Beckers had some engine trouble and lost an Dusty Times Gustavo Vildosola, regular co-driver Charlie Wafers and Chris Harrold were just four minutes behind in the early going in Class 5-1600. They picked ·up the pace and Gus took his fifth race win of 1995, and he and Charlie also won Class 5-1600 points. Danny, Hector, Mario and Elias Lede?ma made a strong run at the Class 5-1600 title, finishing on a flat tire in second by under nine minutes - closet Brian Goodrich, Mike Lund and Bob Hummel were also possible winners, but their 5-1600 lost time in the early going but they finished third in the class. Rich Richardson, Doug Perrault, Alfonzo LaCarra and R.C. Jones proved to be the winning combination in Class 9 in the trusty Jimco. They were in San Ignacio Friday morning with a good lead then the trouble started, down timf for three different breakages, but they made it and took the win. oil pump and a rear end, and then John "highcentered it on a door handle", and needed to be rescued. York had a brake line problem early and got it fixed and from Puertecitos south never saw another car in his class. He ran ahead of his chase crew from El Arco on, but had no problems so he didn't need them. He took the win, finishing an amazing ninth overall, in 24 hours and 26 minutes and driving the whole thing. The Johnsons, who lost a spindle and lost three hours, were second, and won the season points. The Beckers and Johnson managed a third place. Masaaki Niikura, from Japan, drove a Jeep rent-a-racer and just missed an official finish by 25 minutes. There was a Class 6 at this race, the first in a long time, and race fans were delighted to see Larry Schwacofer and his '57 Chevy roll through contingency. Unfortun-ately, he didn't get to La Paz. But all the rest of them did. Only one made it under d,1e time limit, and that was John Saxton of Norwich, England, who's been in Baja with a Land Rover a couple of times, and this time had a Jeep Cherokee to play with. He apparently led all day, and by the time he got to La Purisima he had about a five hour lead. He got the win. Behind him Jorge and Andres Ruffo drove a '73 Camara, and Rafael Carballo and Malcolm Shroyer had a '72 Jeep. Both teams made it to La Paz, but both were overtime, and thus not finishers. In Class 3, a tough bunch, the lead belonged to the Beal family. Spencer, Spencer Jr., Carty, Carl and Kelly all drove their '92 Nissan, with Bryant Hibbs riding and giving instructions. They had a three minute lead at San Felipe, and it was Robert Hayley in his '72 Bronco in second place. Dick shoved into the rocks and cracked apart. Then, 20 miles from the Sasser and Gene Curiel, in a '77 his case, which he and a lot of finish Watters flattened his left Scout, ran third, with Todd and friends repaired with a combina-front tire. He decided to drive on Jim Gatrell in their propane tionofepoxy,soap,andJBWeld it rather than lose time trying to powered Blazer in fourth. It (liquid solder). change it. A few miles down the boggles the mind that anyone At La Purisima the lead cars road Ledezma, about 10 minutes would endeavor to drive 1146 were still very close, and they in front at the time, also flattened miles of Baja in the old Bronco, stayed that way, with one getting a left front tire, and he also Scout or Blazer, but those guys are stuck and the other going by, and decided to drive on it. But that made of stern stuff. Dale then reversing the process. was his one good brake, so it was Wentworth and Tim Orchard Hummel, Lund and Goodrich more of a handicap for him than spent all year getting their Isuzu were about an hour back, for Watters. Amigo ready for the race, only to followed by the others in the same The two pushed on, but as disappear from the records order. Ledezma'stirestartedtocomeoff between San Ignacio and Mile This was a battle for points as the wheel, Watters crept closer 879. well as for the race, as the and closer. Finally they charged The Beal family had only one Ledezmas had a theoretical chance through the last few feet in sight of flattomartheirtrip,andtookthe to get the championship if one another, with Ledezma in win, but didnt't get to relax, Vildosola and Watters faltered. front and Watters only seconds because Hayley was not far V ildosola, who had a new behind him. On corrected time behind them all the way, and Stewart/ Savage Spec truck ready the Vildosola, Harrold, Watters finished second about an hour to race, decided to spend all of his team got the win by eight minutes and 45 minutes later. And Curiel energy on the 5-1600 race for and 46 seconds after 1146 miles. and Sasser, apparently having points, and parked the truck. It They also won the season some problems, were third, paid off. championship, with a record of another seven hours back. As they neared the finish the five wins, one second place and Nobody else made it. two leaders, with Danny in the one DNF for the year. The The 5-1600s had a good group Ledezma car and Watters in Ledezmas were second, followe 1-butforsomereasonourunofficial Vildosola's were just seconds by Hummel, r,r notetakers at San Felipe missed all ~ the leaders. We know that Hector, Mario and Elias Ledezma had the lead as they went through San Ignacio, which was Mile 679, with Gustavo Vildosola, Chris Harrold and Charlie Watters just four minutes behind them. The team of Brian Goodrich, Mike Lund and Bob Hummel were third, followed by Marc and Rick DeShane, Steve Taylor and Wayne Lasher. In fifth it was Carlos Humberto and Gerardo lribe. The Ledezmas were running with only a left front brak"e, and the DeShanes et al had a problem with a sticky throttle. Gerardo Iribe had endoed his car, landing on his "feet", just 25 miles into the race, and popping his windshield out. He'd also been Brian and Jimmy Jeffrey and Tom Dittfield ran second in Class 9 most of the distance and finished seven hours back in their Raceco but second in Class 9. , January 1996 Page 17

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Defending Class 3 champions Dick Sasser and Gene Curiel nursed the aged IH Scout down the peninsula to a 41 hour ride and a third place finish. Marc and Rick DeShane, Steve Taylor and Wayne Lacher had a good run to a fine fourth in Class 5-1600 and finished in just over 29 hours. Austin Robinson and Josh Hall brought their Hummer into La Paz, second in Stock Full Size trucks, just three minutes behind Rod Hall, the winner. Tony Gomez and Bill Hanson had almost identical time to the Solorzanos, just about eight minutes behind in fourth in Class 11 with 43 plus hours on the trail. Dave Crinklaw and his crew had a good ride to La Paz, taking the Class 8 Ford to fourth in Class 8, a bit off the pace, but a finisher. Page 18 Dean and Mark Bayerle and Ramsay El Wardani got the Raceco to La Paz in good time, fourth in Class 1-2-1600 by a slim three minutes after 1146 miles. Carlos tribe and his sons Humberto and Gerardo, made a good trio and got to La Paz in over 30 hours, finishing fifth in Class 5-1600. Steve Williams and Charles Braden once again won the Stock Mini Truck class in the Sheriff's Ford Ranger. They win often in this class in SCORE races. Bob Gordon and Frank Arciero kept up a quick pace in the Class 1 Chenowth and they finished fourth in class, just two minutes ahead of fifth place. Jim Pierce, Rick Geiser and Jim Kirk brought the Toyota powered Raceco from Arizona to race in Class 10 and they had a good run to fifth in class. January 1996 John Watkins and Jim Vick always come out for the run to La Paz. They put the Jimco home in good time, fifth in Class 1-2-1600. It looks like Raul Aguiar and Alonso Rodriguez might have rolled the Class 9 along the way, but they finished third in Class 9, as only three finished. Eric and Alberto Solorzano had their troubles on the tough course, but they pressed on to finish third in Class 11 despite having to push it here. Tommy Bradley Sr. and his son Tommy raced in Class 1 in this Raceco with a Type 4 VW engine, and somehow they finished fifth in Class 1 in good time. You often hear drivers doing the long trek to La Paz rave about the scenery and the beauty of the land in the outback. This shot is a good example. Dusty Times

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r,r · Lund and Goodrich, and then the DeShanes, Taylor and Lacher, who'd tried every-thing from WD40 to bungee cords on the throttle pedal to try to fix the sticky throttle. The lribe family was fifth. And another seven teams made it to the finish line in this very competitive class. Class 9 was next to take off, and it was Rich Richardson in front at S~n Felipe, his Jimco an hour in front of Brian and Jim Jeffrey in their Raceco. Raul Aguiar and Alonso Rodriguez ran third in their C&M, with Pancho Bio and Sergio Gutierrez fourth in their Tubular Designs chassis. Early in the day about 15 cars, including many in Class 9, had been lost when they all followed the Bio/ Gutierrez car down a wrong· trail. When they discovered their error there was a lot of turning around, and the Jeffreys ran head on into Aguiar and Rodriguez in the process. Both were able to keep going however. Chad and Rod Hall drove their Hummer to first place in Class Stock Full Size Trucks winning by a slim three minutes. They had troubles early but got them cured to hang on to the victory. Richardson, who had Alfonso LaCarra, RC Jones and Doug Perrault as co-drivers, arrived at San Ignacio at about quarter to eight the next morning, well ahead of the pack. The Jeffreys were second, with Aguiar and Rodri-guez still third. Richardson's car lost an air cleaner before San Javier, and then while Parrault was driving the last stretch the rack and pinion went away. They had a spare, and made the change. Meanwhile the Jeffrey brothers broke their alternator tower. SCORE made a special class for a pair of Kia Sportage cars and the winner was the team of John Holmes/John Dearney and Tim Clark. They finished in a good time of 34:58:15. Their pit crew had lost track of together, more by accident then them, thinking they were between planning, and then they went on Checks 7 and 8, but they'd to a close finish also, with Chad alre,!dy gone through 9, so they and Rod getting the win, and bummed help where they could. Robison and Josh Hall taking A mexicaneering job with tie-second just under three minutes wraps, silicone and wire, with a later. Olliges and Casey were wrench jammed in under it to third. hold it, kept the alternator more The Stock Mini folks mostly or less attached to the car and kept didn't bother to come to this one, them moving, though they were but Steve Williams brought his now leaking oil, which they had to deputized Ford Ranger, and was cadge from whoever they could, pretty much by himself for the since their chase crew was behind trip. Leo Brown, in another them. Ranger was apparently out early, And they made it. Richardson, as he was never spotted by our Perrault, LaCarra and Jones took unofficial car watchers. Williams the win, with the Jeffreys and co-got his fifth win of the year, and driver, Tom Dittfield, in second· the season's points champ-place. Aguir and Rodriguez were ionship. the last in the class to finish, in Class 11 fielded six entries, and third. four of them made it to La Paz, on Class Stock-Full was next to go time. They ran the exact course and in this group the trouble everyone else did. The lead team, started early for David Sykes, Terry Kiely, Chris Woodward, Gordon Di Carlo and Marc Stein Tom Preston and Angel Montiel wh'o lost an axle on their Ford at got to San Felipe at 1 :00 a.m. about Mile 80. The Hummer of Friday, already over an hour Chad and Rod Hall behaved as if ahead of Victor Barajas and Raul · it had a bad fuel filter, but they Gilbertwhowererunningsecond. finally determined that it was a Down at La Purisima Kiely and bad switch that messed up the crew were still in the lead, now turbo. with about three hours on the At San Ignacio the Hummers Barajas car. In third it was Tony were at the front, switching back Gomez and Bill Hanson, followed and forth occasionally, Austin by Eric and Alberto Solorzano. It Robison driving one, until he was Friday afternoon when the handed it off to Josh Hall, and lead car got there, but for the Chad handed his over to his dad, others it had turned to night Rod. In third place it was Steve already. Olliges and Tim Casey in their Most of their problems came in Ford. Sykes, DiCarlo and Stein the Santa Rita silt beds, down at were also running, now having about mile 1032. The Barajas car stripped a gear on the distributor, was reported to have lost five and Don and Mark Floyd, in hours here, which means five another Hummer, broke a fuel hours of digging and pushing, pump connection. while Kiely lost about three. He At La Pruisima the lead hadhiswife,Pam,ridingwithhim belonged to Rod Hall, with his kid for the first time. Apparently she a minute heh.ind him, and then it enjoyed herself, but what Kiely was Olliges and Casey, about six said later was. "I found out Pam hourslater,butstillcomingalong. can shovel!" Finally, by a For the last 500 miles or so the combination of persistence and Hummers continued to run. shrewdness, Kiely found a_ road Dusfy nmcs. on the other side of the shrubs that no one else was aware of, and got onto firm ground, and back underway. His team got the win and the season points for the second year. The Barajas/Gilbert car was second, five hours later, and also second in the points standings. The Solorzanos and Gomez and Hanson all made it in, very close to their cut off time. There were two special classes for this event, the first of which, 31, was set up for a couple of Kia Sportages. One of these, driven by John Holmes, John Kearney and Tim Clark, is the exact same vehicle that Kia ran in last year's Paris to Dakar. They wanted to be able to say they've gone from Paris to La Paz in their new ads, or so we're told. Holmes, Kearney and Clark had to replace their transmission early, but had no other problems, and enjoyed a whopping 15 mph average in the racer. Clark, who drove the bottom section, had spent two days pre-running the silt beds, and therefore, had no problems with them. The other car was driven by Wayne, Alan and Darryl Cook, who pre-ran this race, the first time they've done that since about 1972. Wayne said the Rumorosa Grade is much better now than it was then. Their car also needed a replacement trans,•and they rolled it over at some point, and got stuck on the Mini Summit. Both of them made it to La Paz, with Holmes, Kearney and Clark taking the win. The other class, which will probably be a permanent one, was for the new IROC-type trucks, called "-Spec Trucks" at one point, and built by Bill Savage and Ivan Stewart. Four of them were actually ready to go, but only two took the green flag. Steve Krieger and Bud Feldkamp had theirs in front at San Felipe, while Dave Ashley had some mechanical January 1996 There were two of the new Spec Trucks on the line, but the only one that got to the finish line was the Chevy of Steve Krieger and Bud Feldkamp who beat the Stock Full class on time. Terry Keily, Chris Woodward, Tom Preston and Angel Montiel won the six car Class 11 enduro by over five hours and their biggest problem was the Santa Rita silt beds, losing about three hours there, but they got out to take the win. problem, reported variously as time may have begun in a cloud of engine, or vibrations, with his. By confusion and controversy, but in the time they got to San Ignacio La Paz it finished in triumph. The Ashley was done, and it was just crowd there obviously loved the Krieger and Feldkamp. Bud liked racers and they stayed at the finish the truck, describing it as ''Like a line to applaud the latest, weariest buggy, but quicker". In spite of finishers. To the race fans of La some new car bugs, they got to La Paz they were all winners, and the Paz in time for a 34th overall, and spectators gave all the racers a big Feldkamp has added another Baja lift. win to his impressive record · There was only one item for the book. CRB, the situation with the Class There were some Sportsman 7 truck, and there were no serious entries in the 1000, but most of injuries of racers. A few chase them had little success. None of vehicles crashed, but no one the Class 1 Sportsmen got to La suffered serious injury in any of Paz, but in Class 3 Sportsman, those accidents either. There was lfan Davies and Sue Box, both one dislocated shoulder in a chase from England, drove an '82 Range vehicle, and he surely thought it Rover all the way to the tip to win was serious, but it was not life their class. threatening. In Class 5-1600 Sportsman It was a great race, and once there were three entries, and again, every racer who finished Caesar and Cris Gonzalez kept it should be considered a winner. all together to make the full trip SCORE now starts full speed and get a victory. In the aheadonplansforthefirstraceof Sportsman truck classes none of the '96 season, the Parker 400 on them made it, there was one each January 19th thru the 21st. in Class 6, Class 8, Class SM and Thanks to the FAIR pit people Class 14 and there were two Class who recorded the passing race 10 Sportsmen who got only part cars. They give me information I way down also. wouldn't otherwise have. It's a big This longest Baja 1000 of all help. ,· Victor Barajas and Raul Gilbert were in contention until spending five hours digging out of the Santa Rita silt, and they went on to take second in Class 11. _,Page 19

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Paul and Dave Simon brought the Ford in second in Trophy-Truck action, and it was battered but a running machine complete with a slipping clutch for many miles. Wafker Evans claimed third place in the run to La Paz, lost the front end and lights along the way from a collision, but his trusty crew patched him up well enough to get a good finish. Curt LeDuc finished fourth, about three minutes out of third in the Jeep and he seemed to have enjoyed the long haul anyhow, loving racing in Baja and the desert. TECATE SCORE TROPHY-TRUCKS Ragland Wins the Finale Larry Ragland and Brady Stiles kept the new Chevrolet together enough to win the Trophy-Truck division on the longest Baja 1000 in recent years. They had some brake and drive shaft problems, but it didn't slow their dash to victory. Ivan Stewart had cinched the points championship with his win at the Laughlin race, but he badly wanted to win the Baja 1000 that went to La Paz. That's a victory that's eluded him, and while it looked for a while as if he had it, late in the day it slipped from his grasp, and Larry Ragland and Brady Stiles drove their Chevy across the line and into the Victory Circle. The Trophy-Trucks ran the same course as the Pro and Sportsmen classes, and they started first, at 11 :30 in the Page 20 morning, spaced one minute apart, just like everyone else. This late start time assured daylight for the finish line interviews and T. V. cameras. With hundreds of thousands of dollars that are spent on these trucks, the casual observer may get the idea that they're in-destructible. But nothing could be further from the truth. Because they're being pushed so hard, always running on the ragged edge, they fall prey to all the same kinds of problems that the low buck race car does. And some of them fell out early. Rob Mac-Cachren lost the motor in his Ford before he'd gone five miles. Javier Espinosa collided with a spectator car before he got to the Rumorosa Grade, and ruined his steering box. His co-driver, Ramon Castro hoofed and hitched it back to the start area, got a steering box, then hitched a ride back out to the truck with a Class 8 entry. Robby Gordon was sick on race day, with flu or a heavy cold, and was sitting in staging, ready to start when he remembered that he hadn't yet signed in and received his arm band. They had thought they'd be in San Felipe before dark, but Stewart, his Toyota already first on the road after starting 10th in the lineup, didn't get there until a little after five p.m. At that time he had just seven minutes on Ragland in the Chevy. Tied for fourth, was Curt LeDuc in his , Jeep, and the Simon brothers, Dave and Paul in their Ford. In fifth it was Gordon, just 21 minutes behind Stewart. Behind the leaders Jim Bald-win's Ford was having electrical troubles, and Roger Mears, his Chevy making its last desert race, had broken down before T res Pozos. Mears is going to concen-trate on Super Trucks in '96. When they got to San Ignacio Stewart still had the lead, and now was just five minutes in front of Ragland. Jimmie Johnson had his Chevy in third now, and Jason Baldwin was fourth in his Ford. Walker Evans was fifth in his Dodge. Robby Gordon was having motor trouble, and had lost a piston, with a resulting motor fire, but was able to continue. Larry Roeseler, in a Dodge, was having flats, as were the Simons, who'd also lost their torque convertor, but had decided to run with the trans slipping. LeDuc had to repair a broken A-arm. As he came into San Juanico, everyone's favorite fish camp, Johnson was charging along in some misty weather. Suddenly, as he topped a rise, the weather switched from mist to a deluge, the road turned to slime, and his truck shot across the trail and into the boulders, where it rolled over and over. Jimmie wasn't injured, but the truck was irreparably damaged. At La Purisima the lead was still Stewart's, and Ragland's truck was still second, only nine minutes back. Ragland let his co-January 1996 Ivan Stewart led the majority of the race, often by close to an hour, but on the last legs his transmission gave up and he had to wait for his chase crew for repairs. Ivan eventually finished fifth, but he had already won the 1995 Championship. driver, Brady Stiles take the wheel for a while here. Evans had moved up to third, with the Simons and their slipping trans in fourth, followed by Jimmie Smith in his Ford. * Stewart was having a "dream race", with ·no problems at all, and he was staying in front of Ragland, who took over the wheel again at Constitucion. But at Santa Rita, about 115 miles from the finish, Stewart's transmission gave up. Ragland went on by. Stewart had a chase crew nearby with a spare trans, but some of the other parts he needed were on a truck that was 100 miles away, so he had a long wait. In the meantime, Ragland, who'd been having some brake problems, and a driveshaft problem, and had out run his chase trucks, ran on. Behind him the Simons were adding tranny fluid and dicing with Walker Evans and, back up the course a bit, about 900 miles into the race the Simon truck came to a big puddle. They'd just passed Walker and knew he'd be hot on their tail, but the puddle was one they'd really like to slow for. The truck got into it too fast, water sprayed and the truck died. Along came Walk«rr, as expected, charging hard. He saw the Ford, said "Oh----!", hit his brakes, and slid into the back of them. He hit· them so hard he pushed them right out of the puddle, but it also tore up the back of their truck, knocked the fuel cell out and damaged various other things. Walker's truck kept moving far enough to get out of the puddle also, but his front end was a mess. He'd lost his water, his trans fluid, oil and his lights. His passenger, Randy Anderson said, "We're gonna be here a while." Randy got everything pieced back together enough so it'd run, and then they poured in the oil and trans fluid that they had stashed in the truck and went on. The Simon truck was also patched back together, and moved along at a fair clip even after losing a head gasket. Ragland arrived at the finish line at about 7:22 a.m. Friday morning, shooting flames from the exhaust as it sat under the finish banner. This was the first win for the new truck, as well as the first Trophy-Trt1ck La Paz victory. The battered Simon truck finished a bit over an hour later. In the meantime, Robby Gordon was parked somewhere near Santa Rita, after losing another cylinder, and having another fire. He was now out of fire extinguishers, and was waiting for his crew to bring him a couple more before he went on. And Jason Baldwin was rebuilding his transmission in the same neigh-borhood. Jimmy Smith had got down into the lower end of the course also, and had run out of gas. He was also reported to have rolled his truck. Roeseler had holed an oil cooler, and lost oil pressure, so he had to bypass the cooler, and the motor was cooking. Jim Baldwin was still having electrical problems, Espinosa was running late, but still on his way. Evans finished third, and only three minutes behind him it was LeDuc in fourth place, saying he'd run a little too conservatively early on. He waxed poetic about the Baja peninsula, definitely transformed from his early short-course mid-west beginnings. In fifth it was Stewart, almost exactly tow hours behind Ragland, having lost about three hours with the repair. He was understandably disappointed to have come so close and missed. Roeseler finished sixth, his car almost unable to climb up on the finish line ramp, then came Jason Baldwin, Smith, Jim Baldwin, who said "I'm not sure I can get out of the truck," Javier Espinosa and Robby Gordon. By the time Gordon finished he was down to four cylinders and no fire extinguishers. He said everything else on the truck worked perfectly. Ron Stobaugh was the final finisher, at just under 40 hours, in his Ford. Nine of the expensive trucks were non-finishers, which is really a pretty good finishing ratio for such a tough event. Dusty Times

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BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING Bonneville Challenge By Jim Baker Photos: Ben Paz Mike Flinn had one of those days we all dream about. He led the race all day, from flag to flag, and he had absolutely no trouble with the car and won the race overall and in Class 10. Congratulations Mike! The season finale race always deserves something extra and this year was no exception. When you race B.O.R.E. you always know that "Fun" racing will be paramount, competition is mandated, and if something exciting can be inserted into the format it will be. The state gravel pit that serves as the start/finish and pit area at Wendover is large enough to use the imagination, so once again we put · the shotgun start in. The way the course was set provided just under a mile for everyone to get sorted out before heading out into the desert. You guessed it, they didn't. So we had exciting racing all the way through, with heavy dicing still going on as they disappeared into the sage brush and behind the mountain. Class 10 started first, giving the spectators an idea of what to expect. At the quarter post Mike Flinn was in the lead with Jim Price and Ken enson on his bumper, side by side, and Mike Hickey was_ completing the diamond formation. As they rounded the half mile post Mike still led, but Jim was pulling along side to run double file past the bus, through the pits, and on to the course, with Ken and Mike right on their tails. The course drops back into the gravel pit after four miles and exits up a wash, and we watched four cars running like they were chained together with Mike, im, Ken and Mike in Todd Bingham had a trouble free day, in his 1600 and inherited the lead when Baker broke, and he held on for the 1600 class win and a fine second overall. that order. When they reappeared at the start line we had Mike Flinn at 51: 14, Jim Price at 51:29, Ken Jenson at 53:21. Mike Hickey had to make repairs and came in at 1:04:20. Attrition would be a factor again today. Jim lost the rear suspension half way thru lap two. Mike set the fast lap on the day on his second, in at 50:29, followed by Ken at 52:49, and Mike H. at 55:29. Lap three didn't change, with Flinn in at 53:06, Jenson at 53: 17 and Hickey another 55:36. The race became Mike's to lose when Ken missed a gentle "S" downhill turn, topped out in fourth gear. Normally no harm ... no foul, but a lone outcrop rib of rock launched him. At least three endos and a couple side rolls later he came to rest on the wheels, all within view of check point one. It was worthy of one of those "and they walked away films" and re-affirmed our belief in rolltages, seat belts, helmets and nets. Shaken but okay ... and the car can always be fixed. Mike Hickey also retired on that lap and so Mike Flinn only had to motor on in for the win, which he did with a six lap and 222 mile time of 5: 19:28 for the class and overall win. Back at the start line we saw the 1-1600 cars lined up waiting for the dust of the 10 cars to die down. It took three minutes, and so from then on a class was started every three minutes. When the flag dropped, first timer George Kautz jumped into the lead, followed by Dave Howe, Todd Bingham, Mike Baker and Gary Brennan who all appeared to be •tied together with one short rope. Cam Peacock started the season in Sportsman class, then he jumped to Mini Metal and took a close second at Jackpot, and he won the Mini Metal class at the Bonneville Challenge. Scott Noa/I came from Denver to take the Sportsman class victory and wrap up enough points to be the Sportsman Class season champion. A fine record. As they exited the pits we heard the radio in the Howe pit crackle to life, with Dave commenting that Todd and Mike had passed him in the turn ... and asked ... can they do that?? If they can .. they can Dave! At the end of lap one a minute and 35 seconds covered the leaders with Mike leading Todd and George. Dave had spun the splines out of a drum and was about to lose a couple hours, but Gary was back in his car, feeling good after a two year layoff. Mike still led lap two with Todd second and Gary moving to third. George had shown the bottom of his car to the eagles soaring overhead, and lost a couple hours before his The shotgun style start is wild in the Sportsman class with the different cars. Here the Pilot has already left the picture for the lead in the class. Kerry Stephenson set out to win, got a little luck and scored enough points to win the season championship, plus of course the Heavy Metal Trophy. Page it A broken wrist was not going to stop Scott Butcher from competing this day. He didn't quite win, but a second in Class 9 wasn't too bad for his effort. Ken Jensen was all set to make Flinn and Price run hard, but a multiple endo ended his day. January 1996 J.D. Jones celebrated his birthday by moving into second in Sportsman class on the second lap in his first race, and he finished second, a great debut. George Kautz was airing out his "new" 1-1600 racer. He put it on the lid and lost valuable time, and eventually put it on the trailer. Dusty Times

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Rick Taylor ran hard all day, but was just eight secbnds short of the win and 65 points short of the points championship. Just his year to be second. Mark and Dave Howe look good flying here, but multiple rear hub problems were destined to happen and hurt their efforts. They were third in 1600 class. Mike Baker does a keen flat and level flyby in his 1-1600: he ran 4th overall after 1 lap, 3rd overall after 2 laps, and a broken shifter on lap 3 put him out. chase people could get up the wash to put him back on his wheels. Dave was rolling again but Mike suffered a broken shifter so both he and George had to sit out the rest of the race. With Todd out in front it was his race to win or lose and he kept the pressure on, finishing the six laps with a 5:31:50.Jim and Gary completed their mission, placing second ahead of the Howe car which had lost a stub axle this time. And back at the start ... three minutes later the 5-1600 fleet left the line with Frank Biggs/ Greg Wylie leading the drag race, and then setting the fast lap at one hour flat, and then disappeared. Jason Barber/Shad Guffey were set to battle all day with the Rick Taylor/Sharon Manus car. Sharon was taking her first ride in a race car, a birthday gift from her husband, and Rick said she was a natural. The Barber/ Guffey car held a slight lead all day and came close to losing it to Rick and Sharon when they turned a lap within one second of the fast lap, 1:00:01. A scant eight seconds at the checkers gave the win to Jason and Shad. A 5:56:28 to Rick and Sharons' 5:56:36 for the five laps. The next class leaving the line were the Heavy Metal entries, two Chevy's, a Jeep, a Bronco and a Dodge. While all the starters are fun to watch, these guys shake the ground and cause elevated blood pressures, both inside and outside the cockpits. The end of lap one showed three coming in close, Kerry Stephenson's Bronco at 1 :06, Robin Doutre's Chevy at 1 :07, and Fred Nutsch's Jeep at 1:08. Matt Wooley's Chevy turned a slower 1:22, and Kenny Wartluff had to park his Dodge for the duration. The order for lap two was the same but the third would see Fred disappear and Robin would take the lead, putting Kerry second with Matt third. Matt didn't finish the fourth, but Robin held the lead over Kerry through the fourth and most of the last lap. Unfortunately a flat tire which stuck to the wheel for a long way, just wouldn't stay on the rim long enough to finish the last mile and a half. When you couple that with Kerry turning the fast lap for the class at 1 :02:40 it was more than Robin could overcome. Kerry won the class and at the same time clinched the season points battle. Three in the Mini Metal saw the flag drop and it was quickly Joe Kellogg's new Ranger leading Cam Peacock's veteran Nissan. Second generation racer Randy Potter took his dad's place in the Toyota to try one on his own. It was destined to be a match between Joe · and Cam, who finished sec9nds apart at Jackpot ear lier this year. Tha_t match quickly went by the wayside when· Joe had terminal woes and didn't Dusty Times finish the first lap. Cam was due to score five laps within two minutes of each other, 1:01.:20 to the slowest 1:03:38. Randy shared the ride with the ever happy John Peak, and turned respectable times for the three laps completed before the Toyota also became terminal. This win evened the match between Joe and Cam, and 1995 very definitely became the turning point for Cam, proving he is now a legitimate contender in any race. With a couple of regulars missing we saw four Challenger cars start, with Mark Rench-er/Cam Blackley taking the lead off the line, with Glen Cain, Dave Morse, and Scott Butcher completing the train. It was apparent that they had come to race and the order after the first lap was Glenn at 1:05:37, Dave at 1 :06: 19, Scott at 1: 11 :39 and Mark at 1 :26:34. Then they started getting serious and we saw a 1:02:40 for Glenn, a 1:03:27 for Dave, a 1: 11 :24 for Mark and a 1:15:18 for Scott. When we saw Glenn set the fast lap we didn't realize he would disappear just as quickly, but he did. Dave now had the lead and figured as long as it was his birthday he might as well take all the money home with him too. Scott had broken a wrist but wouldn't get out of the car, and continued to push Dave by running a "Purple Heart" 1 :07 :08 to the 1 :06: 14 that Dave turned. Dave was on a roll and held onto the lead until the checkers fell, giving him the win. His time for five laps was 5:34:26, to 6:03:36 for Scott and 6:36:55 for Mark. Class 9 provided the best finishing ratio of any class. B.O.R.E. has always fielded a true Sportsman class, designed for the almost a racer or almost a race car or both. It has become a truly fun class and was represent-ed by four buggies, a Baja Bug, a Honda Pilot and a Ford Courier pickup. Areas were represented by two Colorado entries, one Idaho entry as well as the four Utah teams. To the surprise.of no one, the Pilot left the line like a thoroughbred quarter horse out of the starting gates. Johnnie Patterson had told us all he would be the man to beat today and if the l start was any indication he was ready to prove that being the smallest car was not any "indica-tion" of weakness. To further back his statement he turned the fast lap of the day at 1:01 flat. But the other six cars were not there to give anything away and Scott Noall turned a 1:02:44 for second place, Lloyd Leavitt had a 1 :03:33 for third and another racer having a birthday, J.D. Jones, was also ,close at 1:11:38. Daryl Blakely had a slow 2:28:53, but two others, Scott Smith and Chris Price weren't even that lucky, as neither of them finished the first· lap. Scott Noall took over the lead with his quickest lap at 1:04:20, J.D. moved into second with a 1:15:13, but where was Johnnie? All upside down for a bit, and then adding insult to injury, he ran out of gas for a while, forcing him to record a 1 :51 :55 second lap, but he was still trying. Lloyd and Daryl both finished two but disappeared on the third. Scott won the class with a 1 :04:48 last lap, and 3:11:52 total three lap time. J.D. took second at 3:38:46 for his first race in his "new" Baja ... Way to go ... And he's old enough to run in the over-the-hill race too, if he wants to. And Johnnie was game, for sure, turning another quick 1 :02:02, third lap to clock 3:54:57 for the race. The shotgun start puts a Johnnie Patterson and his Pilot scored the fastest first and third lap times, bu, a rollover and a shortage of gasoline on the second lap was a bit more than he could make up so he settled for third. different look on the race, making all the times unimportant, beca:use it's the first car in that wins. We only time them to give an idea of how quic!<.ly everyone has run and take the load off the timers for each team. It's easier to keep track out on the course too ... Ah well, exit the 1995 season. cKE IE'SAI FL E S K . UNI-FILTERS YOUR OFF-ROAD SPECIALISTS! PHONE: (714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 CJ) PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 2366 E. ORANGETHORPE AVE., ANAHEIM, CA 92806 w 0 0 a: I () CJ) ..J < w z z [jj ~ ii'i 1:i w z z w :.:: g () CJ) w I ~ CD CJ) a: w ::, CJ) CJ) >-a: w w ::, ..J CD < 0 w () a. ~ (!) 1f .. -----------------------------------4 a, DEALER·INQUIRIES WELCOME T2 930 930 934 BOOT HOLDER .......................................... 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SOAPBOX Profile of a Champion Gerardo Novelo has known the that year as a pilot who took his thrill of victory, the agony of first fourth place finish, 1988 was defeat and the frustration of a year of learning and develop-disappointment throughout his · ment for Gerardo. As his skills off road racing career. Beginning developed 1989 brought several his career in 1988 and finishing fourth and fifth place finishes. CONGRATULATIONS DE NUNZIO RACING PRODUCTS POSTED $150,000.00 IN CONTINGENCIES FOR TIIE 1995 RACING SEASON. WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE EACH OF THOSE DRIVERS WHO QUALIFIED FOR THEIR PORTION OF TIIOSE CONTINGENCY FUNDS. TOM STURGIS DAN MATHEWS STANLEY STEELE EVERETT PAUL RICK PAQUETTE SID SMITH DEREK HOLT RAYMIND FISHER KEN FLIPPIN JOHN HERMAN KENNY FREEMAN TODD DENTON DAVE PATRILLO DAVE WESTHEM STEVE THOMPSON AUSTIN ROBISN LARRY BOWMAN DAN CANNON SHANE BALCH NATHAN ELLIS LANCE RHINEHART ANDREW LINDQUIST KEN PFEIFFER LARRY BOLIN FOREST CREASY MITCH GRIFFIN DENNY SPOHR ROB BRISTOL SAM B~RRI FRANK OMBOLI CHARLES LAMAR LARRRY'FOLSOM STEVE POOL MIKE HAAS JEAROLD-MERIDETH FLOYD HASS DAN BOWLER TODD DENTON KEITH SATO ERICSTEIGE TODD JOHNSON ROGER CADDELL DAVID CALLAWAY STEVE SOUZA RICK ROMANS KODY WRIGHT STAN HIGNETT RON DALKE JTHOLMES BILL TSAKIRIS BILLY BUNCH ALLEN CLUCK BRIAN JEFFERY MIKE LONG TERRY KIELY KURT BREWER MALCOLM VINJE ERIC POVOLKA RICH RICHARDSON TOM BUCK TODD GATRELL DARRELL HALE . DAMON JEFFERIES MC MULLEN/MC MULLEN STEVE THOMPSON DE UNZIO RACING PRODUCTS 800-622-3939 Page 14 As the decade turned, 1990 brought better positions, even leads in several races. But it was a year plagued by mechanical failures. Gerardo learned that not only did his on track skills need development, but those of his mechanical crew as well. It was not enough to simply lead a race in the demanding sport of off road, a high quality dedicated crew who prepared the truck was equally important. As 1991 started Gerardo was developing more and more skill on the course, yet the team was still plagued with continuing mechan-ical problems and recurrent breakdowns. The best he was able to finish was fourths and fifths. As the year was about to end Gerardo prepared for the Baja 1000, the most grueling of all off road tests. The mechanical problems had been corrected and Gerardo was running a strong second when disaster struck. Just 35 miles from the finish line in , Ensenada, Baja California Gerar-do misjudged a sharp turn as the sun was coming up. He plunged 150 feet off a cliff into a ravene. Only the quick work of medical · evacuation helicopters, a jet on the runway at the Ensenada Airport and the fine coordination of SCORE personnel saved Gerardo's life. Over six months was required for recuperation and 1992 was a year to reflect and plan not to race. As 1993 began Gerardo decided to ease back into the sportofoff road. Older, wiser and more cautious, Gerardo entered and won most of the local races in Baja California that year. His effectiveness was recognized through the presentation of the Best Mexican Pilot Trophy in 1993. With a year under his belt to refine his skills and re-acquire his confidence, in January of 1994 he acquired the Roger Mears Nissan Hard Body state-of-the-art Class 7 Open machine. During this year Gerardo won the Corona Beer Best Off Road Racer of Mexico Award. A significant step up in performance and the demands it places on both pilot and co-pilot, Gerardo made the decision to have Tony Alverez and Delfino Alpizar take much of the 1994 season to prepare the car, as he prepared himself. The goal was to have a fine performance in the Baja 1000 held in Mexicali, Baja California. Both the machine and the driver peaked at precisely the right moment. Preparation, timing and opportunity all favored Gerardo that day. Gerardo won the Baja 1000 with teammate Rodrigo Ampudia. The 780 mile 14 hour race was won! Or so Gerardo thought. At post-race tech inspection Art Saverdra, technical inspector of SCORE International meas-ured the travel of the suspension. A total of 15 inches of travel is allowed under the rules and Gerardo was over by 7 116 of an inch. The measurements were taken with the suspension "bump-stops" out of the car. With the "bump-stops" in (as they should be) the car passed! Gerardo's protest the n_ext day brought about a reversal by SCORE and he was awarded the Baja 1000 Class 7 trophy. At last the reward for all the hard work and pain that had gone into this effort. As 1995 began the Novelo race team strategy became one of January 1996 caution, as Gerardo realized the inconsistencies of how SCORE applied their race rules. In January at the Parker 400 in Arizona Gerardo took a third place finish. In February at the San Felipe 250 in Baja California Gerardo Novelo had a fine race going Gerardo won again. During post I on the 1995 Baja 1000, the longest race tech inspection it was noted I one at 1146 miles. He had transmis-that both of his front limit straps sion trouble and loss of brakes on the had broken during the race. Nine last leg into La Paz, leadmg Class 7, hours after being declared the ,n fact the only one running, so he called his chase crew to bring trans-winner Sal Fish the SCORE mission fluid and fix the brakes to at promoter and Bill Savage head least get some brakes. Unfortunately technical inspector requested a his chase truck went backwards on meeting with Gerardo to inform the course. and it was spotted and him of his disqualification due to Novelo was disqualified. Next season broken limit straps. Although the he wants to drive a Trophy-Truck and rule book does not speak of a is seeking sponsorship. penalty of disqualification for Tito started the race and turned broken limit straps, SCORE the truck over to Gerardo 442 officials made a harsh decision to miles later at Coco;s Corner disqualif-y Gerardo. Perhaps a time leading the class. Gerardo took penalty of say, one hour should the controls the last 724 miles to have been assessed. The disquali-La Paz driving through rain and fication cost Gerardo the the Baja all night finishing in first opportunity to become the place after 26 hours 43 minutes 1995 Class 7 Open points leader. while averaging 42.87 mph. In March of 1995 the State of Seventy miles from the end of Baja California, the City of the race the transmission exper-Ensenada and leaders of the ienced major problems. It business community formed a consumed over 60 quarts of oil to mayors task force on racing. The reach the finish line! As if that purpose was to have the commit-were not enough, 20 miles from tee serve as a liaison between the the finish line ·the front brakes race promoter and the County of were totally gone with the rear Ensenada. For 26 years the City of brakes bare I y working. The Ensenada had hosted the Baja 500 people of Baja California Sur and the Baja 1000. As the years (south) really love their off road passed the political structure of racing. There were thousands of Mexico became more democratic. fans crowding the track to watch As SCORE observed these the trucks come into the finish changestheybegantocomparison line area. Worried for fan safety, shop for host cities to see where Gerardo called one of his chase they could obtain the best deal trucks to come onto the course between Mexicali, Tijuana and ahead of him so that as he Ensenada. descended from the Mini Summit By June of 1995 the City of mountain into La Paz if he could Ensenada in conjunction with the not stop he would crash into the race committee hosted the rearofhischasetruck,ratherthan smoothest running Baja 500 in endanger race fans safety. the history of off road racing. At the finish line Gerardo was While continuing to work off the declared th~ unofficial winner of race course for the sport, Gerardo the 1995 Baja 1000 for the second prepared for his participation in year in a row. Throughout his life-this years Baja 500. Leading his time Gerardo had dreamed of class just 60 miles from the finish winning the Baja 1000. He could line Gerardo blew up his engine. not believe the thrill of winning Well, that's racing. not once, but twice! Late in July at Barstow in the The next day as he was waiting California desert Gerardo won to receive the class trophy at the the Barstow 250. This time the Saturday afternoon trophy post race inspection was only a presentation Novelo's co-pilot quick cursory review and the win heard a rumor that Gerardo had stood. Gerardo continued to be been disqualified. Although no worried about the inconsistency one came to see him or explain of SCORE application of rules. Gerardo sought out Mr. Reese During the months of August King of the SCORE Competition through October this year Review Board who informed him Gerardo's team diligently pre-that his chase truck traveling pared the truck for the Baja 1000. backwards on the race course had Off the course Gerardo continued caused Gerardo's disqualifica-to work on the Mayors Race tion! Two disqualifications in one Committee Task Force. SCORE year. Both of them first place International 's unresolved finishes. Appealing to avoid being financial obligations to the disqualified in the Baja 1000 in Ejidatarios (a co-op of the 1994. The frustration of the Mexican land owners whose land inconsistency with SCORE tech haµ beendamagedduringtheJune inspection rules and applications running of the Baja 500) created have created a very challenging stress in the relationship between year for Gerardo Novelo Racing. the race committe members and Yet it has been a really rewarding SCORE. The race committee year for Gerardo. A win in took an active role attempting to Barstow, truly winning Baja compel -SCORE to honor their lOO0's back-to-back. A win at obligations. Tension grew San Felipe, another DQ. between the two groups. Gerardo Gerardo looks to 1996 with was in the middle. In the eager anticipation, full of energy meantime he continued to and determined that politics off prepare the truck for the longest the race course will not affect his Baja 1000 in history, a course of performance on the race course. 1146 miles from Tijuana to La His support of the sport is Paz. A true test of man and unwavering. It is with excitement machine. that he is currently seeking Tito Arambula, the only other sponsors to mount a Trophy-Mexican driver to win the Baja Truck effor:t for 1996. He is truly 1000 (in Class 7 in 1989). was a champion, with or without a selected as Novelo's teammate. crown. Dusty Times

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cf EEL EC/ RIie /;1/ ~ TRIIOITIO/,/ /Al tLl!cfcf"5» Thanks to the finest in the Industry Congratulations !! To The outlaw Team, The .Miggie Team and all the SCORE Class 5 Drivers Who competed this Year in the USA and Mexico. /SCORE Third in Class "5" Points for the second year in a T T~t,·m--·'--e EMEi" E~D-r row for The SCORE TECATE EVERREADY DESREI' SERIES. V j I 'am proud to announce Rick ' s Dream car is · Natural C,llular Nutrition 1 · t Fab · t d b D S odd It h be ES• a rea .1. v. e y ave n y. as en · ~DJSERT CHAMPIONSHIP SERI over a year and a half to overcome personal loss, Alll-ft"a 1((111.a,ES financial hardships and a full race schedule to · build The Class 5 CAR that is worth all the effort ':I..Jllllll!r, IGN PROS and pain it took to create a car of this magnitude. f'llll1iiW'W'1ill'-im-'\J'l:.Ja_,,.~ . Dave Snoddy took all his years of knowledge and ~ERFORMANCE PRODUCTS . CUSTOM LETTERING combined them for the faterication of this car. Dave BEARD'S .. De'" Ho~lgHe En;:~rprls:~. S..,AY. A. WAY· is the m.::i.ster of design, fabn.cator of. function and " PER SEATS" ~~ beauty.·T:i.e Car's driverfriendly, simple and built s u ~ .. AXLES .. SPRING PLATES to last into the next Century. fl:,, RACING Qt? TORSIONBA Bl&I,. FUEL •• _-l!!J!t.i!! r;;[fil~i!:--~ OVERDRIVE i~:.. ''{j .. ~c f>~~1:~ !a,. 'Th~ Straight l~-•~•p' from the Si;:\\ an:,.., ·-. ~. ,i~tfg.4· 1/jffJ,· . ..Z . .. ,ff ;!' . f~ ~~ .,, .~ ~ ~ ·. . ~ mr£tt§:18~~ f.J~,-.-1 JJJ.~,,,-:,.·~:;;'. · i . . ~ ' .. ~ ' : ,t-.;.. .. ¥TrdGHT PLACE INC. i?•~C.t. ~-' ... · · • 0·--~-z -?!,_......P.,....., ·. ..ER ,rib&" JfJ:f ~he ?ro Wire car after the ~edition of Foddrill' Arms and Penhall Pre~ed ?ox shocks in tl1e rear r~ pretty darn geed Use Pro-Wire for Quality. . Thanks to Jee Davidian. a whole season.· THE Ot.SERT-RAT "Oaett-rat" i1 a lowly .ort o{ word . For a man once king of • •aat domain; Ill origia long loet and blurred Like face o{ a bill lD deeert n.ia. Ufe ud laughter followed me Down the lonely trail■ l'n trod Into Iott and b,,rrm wutelanda. Seldom aem eYm by the eyel, o{ Goel. Hay C--oldf ield ! ! ! ! Everyone at ·the Santa FE Saloon look for us during Best in The Cesert "Vegas To Reno" in J:v!arch_. January 19-.ll, 1996 Parker 400 Parkt'r, AZ March 8-10, 1996 T «are San Felipe 2 50 San Felipe, B.C .. MX Vegas, Nevada on March 29th "VEGAS TO RENO." Where wind, have ,tin-eel the rad~ aand And Rung it against the aumet aky, You'll now find citiea Oft every hand. With 90\lf'Cel o{ wealth never nm dry. April 19-21, 1996 Nevada Z50 In lonely canron-. a time or two r" found. A pot of gleaming gold at r~'• end; &t I jwic mined and aeattered 1t around -For gold. of courN. wu made to ~ No longer do I linger Ill the water bole. O, tnmp the .i-.t day by day, Or dig in the ground like a damn blind mole. Jutt for gold to throw away. That llwlow you aee on aoa. far ridge. la ot1ly my tpirit a-followi11' ~ Down dim trail.. and Oftr the bndge That toocbes the shore of eceraity. At timea at aight whea r-.. a light. O. toa1 far bill api,wt dt.l .,; T11 not mi-. fot ...,.. &ra no IOftPI' tltine. T1t •Ir a _,. tha& fell while paiaia' by. Blllmil• .. ~,..-,.W-u,.. .... i• --.. p ; LNl,fwd,o....illoll....,_ __ _ 11r-?-....-1o.UI-. Las V~as, NV May 3 1-June 2, 1996 T ecare Baja 500 EnsenaJa, B.C., MX July 5-7, 1996 Fireworks 250 Barstow, California September 6-8 ( 13-15), l Laughlin Desert Challen~ Laughlin, NV NovemberS.10, 1996 T «are Baja 1000 Baja Norte, B.C .• MX Crew Chief up above Rick Frederick Chase Cordinator cain Smead .ewner, Driver,Prep. George Seeley JR Co-Riders Robert Judy,Ma.rk Vargo Fabricators Paint&Body Peter Rosens~ine Shannon Powell, Ty C-cdde Dave Jacobs, Mrs. "C" and PatricJr Velasquez. Dave Suoddv Bill Gasper· - - , Mark Vargo, PPG Pa.1.nt Glendale Auto Ecdy

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Steve Norris was tops in the air cooled Class 10 ranks, taking the Herman Barnum won the Class 11 championship on a dry, fast Pilots are a popular class in Michigan, and both a 350cc class and a 400cc class were scheduled. Dave Collins shown here won the 350cc class. title handily and he also placed fifth in the Unlimited feature track, and he also won $400 bonus money along with the regular race. prizes for this class. '-----------------------Lemons-Chirco Win at the 3rd Annual Off Road Nationals By Mike Brunton The Third Annual Off Road Nationals & Swap Meet was held in Kalamazoo, Michigan on August 26-27, 1995. The event was sponsored by Burger King and RJS Safety Equipment. Swap vendors displayed each day beside the grandstands to the spectator crowd. The % mile track built at the fairgrounds was a combina-tion of long straights, a fast sweeping turn and some tight turns along with some natural terrain. MTB Enterprises is the promo-ter for the Michigan Off Road Championship series which runs 10 events at county fairs across the state and also the Off Road Nationals. Each class ran two heats on Saturday and a feature on Sunday. In this series everyone gets. to run in the features with no additional entry fee! Competitors were unsure -what to think when promoter Mike Brunton an-nounced that the added purse was going to be changed. Surprise he raised the advertised purse in several classes. No one seemed to complain. The track was dry and fast on Saturday as heat races determined feature starting positions for Sunday. Sunday was another beautiful day for racing and all of the feature races were easily completed on-time. All feature races had added purses paying back seven places. Promoter Mike Brunton says that competitors· asked for this spread out payback to put the money farther back in the field. The first place added purse is 30% and seventh is 8%. The Class 11 feature had an added purse of $400 and belonged to Herman Barnum from the start as KUSTER OFF-ROAD RACING SHOCKS BUMP STOPS • Available in 4" and 6" strokes. · • Inertia/spin welded cylinder top cap. The top of the cylinder is sealed by taking a piece of metal that looks very similar to hockey puck and putting it in a specialized lathe that spins it at a high rate of speed. While spinning, the end piece (hockey puck) is then forced into the raw cylinder material. The result is a perfect weld on the inside as well as the Ol:ltside. In fact, the two pieces for all general purposes have become one. The end of the cylinder (hockey puck) is then profiled down in a CNC lathe. • Machined step in cylinder for positive mounting purposes. • Large 1 3/8" diameter shaft for a more progressive force curve than with bump stops that have smaller shafts. • Nylon end piece so that it doesn't sound like the suspension bot-tomed out, when in fact the suspension only t,it the bump stop. • Externally air pressure adjustable. • Hydraulic adjustable by changing the valving on the piston. • Extremely easy to take apart and service 3" diameter shocks 2" diameter shocks External bypass tube KUSTER PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 300M Ball Joints Air Jacks ·.·:)"o/'t :_ .. _·.9•.r·"" ., •·· '··. t. \<~',· . . ' Tim Lemo.ns did well in two classes, 1 & 2 and 9 & 10 and won the very tight race in the Unlimited Feature, and he found a handy spot to carry his very big trophy home. John Chirco stayed ahead of the circuit leader in Heavy Metal to take the win in his Chevy truck. John is the Nationals title holder for 1995. 2900 E. 29th Street• Long Beach, CA 90806 U.S.A. Telephone: (310) 595-0661 • Fax: (310) 426-7897 1 Michael Notary came from Florida to take the victory in the 1-2-1600 main event, and he drove the same car to second place in air cooled Class 10. Page 26 January 1996 Dusty Tim«s

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Mike Haas was the 4 stroke champion in Quad competition, in 250cc class. Scott Beauchamp held off a large field to win the Quad 3, 0-Larry Davis came home the Quad 4 champion with this gian 500cc huge trophy. trophy, nearly as big as his machine. Herman finished well ahead of second place Ron Holmes. First and second place finishers in the buggy features are allowed to remove their restrictor plates (Class 11 & 1-2-1600) and move up to the next buggy feature. This format has proved very popular over the last eight years that the Michigan Off Road Champion-ships has run. The limited feature ( 1 , 2-1600) had an added purse of $1,000. Mike Notary of Florida was the winning driver in this race with Tim Evans second, third was Craig Pitman, fourth was Tim Lemons and George Halaja Jr. finished fifth. Class 10 (1650 air cooled) is still alive in Michigan. This class was dominated by Steve Norris, second place finisher was Mike Notary, Tim Evans was third, fourth was Tim Evans with Dennis Vroman finishing fifth. Water cooled 1650 cars run in -Class 9 which competes with Class 1 & 2 in the unlimited feature. This was another $1,000 added purse with the win going to Tim Lemons in a very tight race with second place finisher Bob Wardell in his Rabbit powered Class 2 buggy. Third went to Mike Geiser of Ohio with Brad Key in fourth. Steve Norris finished fifth with his 1650 air cooled car. Heavy Metal was a battle between the circuit leader John Wyma in his Chevy truck and John Chirco in his Chevy truck. John Chirco was able to hold off John Wyma for the Nationals title and John Wyma had to settle for second place. Third place went to Steve Hanna in his Jeep with Nyle Bieber ( the N,ylator) driving his Ford to fourth place. Quad A TV races are a popular part of the show in Michigan and the 250 pro class (Quad #1) was another hotly contested race. Mike Maniaci was the winner in a fierce battle with Tom Coleman who could not manage to pass Mike in a very close race. Third was Rob Stier with Mike Haas fourth and Ryan Manning fifth, Jeff Sullivan finished sixth. Quad #2 (0-200 2 stroke & 0-350 4 stroke) was dominated this year by Mike Haas and the Nationals were no exception to his winning season. Todd Fulco finished second after a restart resulting from a serious mishap between the two first place contenders. Grey Flynn finished third. Quad #3 (0-500B) Scott Beauchamp was able to hold off a large field of competitors to win the huge trophy. Brian Birchmeier finished second (1st season points) with Mike Cullihane third. Fourth place went to David Kitzmiller. Quad #4 (0-S00C) has proven to be a very popular class for Dusty nmcs novice riders that-want to race in Pilot class was won by Dave stake. The lovely young ladies SODA has announced a front of the huge county fair CollinswithTedChappelsecond. were judged by the crowd. Jenny sanction and ESPN telecast for crowds in this series. Matthew 400cc Modified pilots raced for a Rebecca Post was the winner and the Fourth Annual Chevrolet Off Veale was the winner with Greg purse of $200. Dave Van Hoozer the crowd loved both days of the Road Nationals & Swap Meet to Phander second. Gary Langin was the winner with Kurt Callihan swimsuit contest. be held at 1-96 Speedway on June finishedthird(lstseasonpoints) second. Third went to Kelly Thefinaleventofthedaywasa 22-23,1996betweenLansingand with Keith Gingras fourth. Rarden. demonstration of a jet car as it was Grand Rapids. Pilots are a popular class in The ever popular swimsuit used to melt down a full sized ~ Michigan. The 35~kc Modified contest was a big hit with $250 at_ conversion van. SALE *** COSWORTH 2.1 YBV 16 valve midget Forged crank and rods, special design head dual overhead cams, Avaid dry sump system, KSE power steering, Motec crank fire ignition, Lucas fuel injection, KEP en-gine adaptor to VW trans, Tilton clutch pack and flywheel, cust6m built thermal coated headers. Engine develops 300 bhp at 8000 rpm with 206 lb/ft of torque. Fresh and ready to race. $12,000 GOSHEN RACING MTEG Magnum -95 Point Championship Car Best ofEverything: Long Travel arms front and rear with coil over Fox shocks. Unbreakable Rose gear box, Beadlocks with BFG's., CNC/ Wilwood brakes, Charlyn P.S., 5 gallon cell, Beard seat, Neal products, freshly built 4AG Toyota, many spare parts. Car recently refur-bished, ready to race. $25,000. *** SALE TOYOTA4AG 1600cc( freshly rebuilt) Powder coated block and all parts plated. Modified stock rods, Wiseco pistons, Total Seal rings, highly modi-fied cylinder head com-plete, special grind Web cams, hand made intake, Weber carburetor, cus-tom built oil pan, crank fire ignition, hand built thermal coated headers. Approximately 175 bhp. $8,000. RABBIT -1640cc (New) Powder coated block and all parts plated, Modified Audi rods, J&E pistons, Total Seal rings, de-stroked crank, New early style highly modified 40x3 5. 5 cylinder head with oversize buckets, Web cam, hand made in-take with Weber carb, custom built oil pan, thermal coated headers, crank fire ignition. Dyno time only. Approx 165 bhp. $6,500. RABBIT - 1640cc (Fresh) Powder coated block and all parts plated, Carrillo rods, J&E pistons, Total Seal rings, new crank, highly modified 40x3 5. 5 cylinder head, Web cam, hand made intake with Weber carb, custom built oil pan, thermal coated headers, Std. Igni-tion system. Approx 145 bhp. $5,000. 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WRC RALLY OF SPAIN Carlos Sainz Wins The Catalunya• Costa Brava on Home Ground . traditional effect on the surfaces. Juha Kankkunen and Carlos Sainz enjoyed the slippery conditions. Auriol did not! From stages 4 to 7 Kankkunen held a lead which varied between nine and ten seconds; Sainz spun and suddenly on one stage Kankkunen was 25 seconds ahead. Schwarz who had Text & Phot.os: Martin Holmes Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya had some slight delays on course, but stayed up front most of the way. and with team orders the pair won the rally on their home ground in Spain. Doesn't it look like southern California? Subaru scored an incredible 1-2-3 result on the penultimate round of the 1995 World Rally Championship, launching them-selves into a major position for clinching both the Manufactur-ers' and the Drivers' titles at the Network Q RAC Rally and into the second 'stay-put' major order of this season. Whatever the background, Carlos Sainz's victory was a great personal encouragement after suffering a severe shoulder injury in mid-season, which had caused him to miss one championship round and go poorly on another. Colin McRae won the rally on the stages, but his wish to honor an earlier agreement on ways to safeguard Subaru's Manufactur-ers' Championship chances forced him to incur a controlled penalty at the end of the event. The rally saw two FIA titles settled: just by crossing the start line Isolde Holderied gained the Ladies Cup for the second successive year, and by winning the category Rui Madeira won the Group N title as well. There had been a remarkable early challenge from Toyota: J uha Kankkunen led for more than half the event before mysteriously going off the road while Didier Auriol was delayed until late in the event by handling troubles. When he was putting Subaru under pressur.e near the end, he was then thwarted by steering problems. Some hours after the end of the event came the news that the Toyota of World Champion Auriol had been excluded for a leaking turbo restrictor, which had also been found on Kankkunen's car before it retired, though nothing was said by the FIA until later in the event. The Catalunya Rally was the third and final all asphalt round of the 1995 Championship, after Monte Carlo held in wintry conditions and then Tour de Course held in clear conditions. Having been held only once before as a WRC qualifying round, two years ago, this rally is the least understood event in the series. Of the top drivers, only Francois Delecour, Sainz and Kankkunen had competed here more than twice; among the teams, Subaru and Mitsubishi had never competed here at all. One thing all the teams agreed on: it would be the team which most correctly predict~d the demands of the event which would win, and the winning team here would have a major advantage as the Champ-ionship headed to its conclusion at the Network QRAC Rally. Toyota Chief Engineer Dieter Bulling had no illusions of the difficulty of succeeding here, even if Toyotas statistically had the hest record here in recent years. "The technical challenge is the change in road conditions between dry and damp. In the wet, and even damp the surfaces can he very slippery indeed, creating a major challenge in choosing the correct suspension set-up. And it doesn't have to be wet hefore conditions change. The dampness which arrives each evenini: creates a major change. The most difficult stage will be the final stages on Monday and Tuesday for this reason." Roland Lloyd, ChiefEngineerofMitsubi-shi, was under tl;e same impres-sion. "The roblem for a Scoring important points for Mitsubishi Rui Madeira and Nuno Silva not only won Group N in Spain in the Lancer Evolution Ill, they scored the points to also become the Wond Group N Champions for 1995. team is to understand the event. We think we need two completely different set-ups, for the dry and the wet." Everywhere the talk was of the strange grip of the surfaces. The abrasiveness changed from stage to stage, and sometimes in the middle of each stage, as did the weather. The Catalunya Rally may be a newcomer to the Championship but it is one of the oldest events in the series. Run as a combination of two of Spain's most famous rallies held in the north east of the country, the Costa Brava and the Catalunya Rallies, there is a long line of international rally champions among the list of . previous winners. In 1994 it counted for the two liter cup only, but there would be no interna-tional Formula 2 cars in the event. However the rally counted as the most important round of the Spanish national series, limited to the 2-liter cars. On the first Etape the stages were held in the hills behind the Costa Brava north and northeast of Barcelona, in dull conditions, usually overcast, with scattered showers in the hills. Armin Schwarz, in the only Toyota fitted with remote reservoir system Bilsteins, made best time on the opening stage, but found the next one bumpy. The results of stage 2 were interesting. It was Kank-kunen, the self styled hater of asphalt rallying, in the lead. Schwarz fell back with too hard tires and Auriol was unable to match Kankkunen's pace. Subaru were Toyota's main challengers. Carlos had a vibration problem from his tires on stage 1 but no other trouble. Colin McRae, however, running seventh car on the road, was the first to experience the effect of a downpour on stage 4. Mitsubishi and Ford were still finding their way. Ford lost Bruno Thiry on the opening stage when he had a recurrence of the hub problem that had put him out of the Tour de Corse. Both Mitsubishi drivers spun in the opening stages. In three stages Makinen 's Mitsubishi fell from sixth to ninth, after a broken top strut mounting was discovered; he lost a lot of time finding the problem and more time getting it fixed. Changes came on the two final stages of the day, when early humidity played its ,.,.~----. been down to seventh after stage 7 was up to third. Delecour had suspension trouble and fell back to sixth. Toyota led all day and gained seven fastest times: Subaru had three. Previous winner Francois Delecour was the best non Toyota or Subaru driver with his Ford, almost one minute behind. The pace was unrelenting: record times were set on all nine stages of the day. In Group N there was a surprise when after two stages, two of three cars in the Mitsubishi Germany team had retired through accidents. Isolde went off and broke the oil radiator and her hopes of gaining a double title were dashed. The only person now able to beat Madeira to the Group N title was his teammate Jorge Recalde. To be Champion here, Madeira had to win the category. In Formula 2 Jesus Puras had mixed fortunes. On the first stage he almost ran out of fuel ("twice the car stalled") and on the second. he was held up by Recalde's crash. ("we saw his co-driver slowing us down and I was so distracted by him I didn't notice his car stuck in the middle of the road! We hit his car as we squeezed past") and after stage 4 Oriol Gomez in the Renault was a half minute ahead. Antonio Rius went off the road at the start of stage 3 and lost about seven minutes. On Etape 2 the rally headed for largely fresh territory close to Tarragona. At first light in Lloret de Mar, Kankkunen and Auriol discussed their lot as they waited for the restart. Didier still felt the car just wasn't working as he would have liked, Juha said the same happened to him in Corsica, and when finally it was fine it was too late to get a good result. Auriol: "Yesterday the car was terrible over the bumpy bits, the turn-in was very stiff, it was awful." Kankkunen leading an all asphalt event was a revelation to all concerned, and Auriol apart, Toyota was happy. Schwarz had been going better. "Before the last few stages I adjusted the shocks myselfand it was much better." In the rival Subaru camp Sainz was reliving his spin. "Not so much but twice we had to reverse· and it seemed to take forever." McRae seemed content. Delecour looked glum, murmuring about his Ford engine while Cunico's Sanremo experience preyed on his mind. This is the last photo of reigning Wotld Champion Didier Auriol in the Toyota Celica G T-4. The crowd loved his style but the FIA didn't like his car's turbo system, so the team has been banned for a year. January 1'96. "The car doesn't pull at all when I turn into corners." The first stage was large! y damp and Schwarz lost a minute and fell from third to seventh when a driveshaft broke; then on the second stage he hit something hard beside the road and retired with suspension problems. On stage 14 Auriol got his first fastest time of the event. The shock absorbers had again been changed and this time the car was much better. "Now my rally has begun, I hope it isn't too late." On stage 16 the rally came to a crossroads. Kankkunen went off the road at the end of a long series ofleft hand bends, the final one of which tightened, and the Celica was upside down for all the other drivers to see. Within minutes the local radio had broadcast the news and a large cheer went up from the partisan spectators who realized that Sainz was now in the lead, but not by much. McRae, who had started the day 22 seconds behind the Spaniard, was only eight behind by the end of the day. Subaru were in a healthy position: first, second and fourth: Piero Liatti had survived a day suffering center differential failure, and in the end the mechanics had locked it up. At the end of the day the transmis-sion was changed., Delecour was sixth suffering a clutch pedal problem. Makinen passed into fifth after nearly running out of fuel at one point. His team manager Phil Short had a quizzical smile, "If the cars finish tomorrow in the present order, there will be only one point between the top three teams going into the RAC Rally ... In Group N Madeira was 11 minutes ahead of his nearest rival, but taking no risks. Before the run back to Lloret, the final service was held in a vineyard of the rally sponsor Segura Viudas, where 19 years ago SEAT had launched their fabulous Group 5 rally car. This year their kit car was the zero car ahead of the field in the hands of Erwin Weber. In Formula 2 Gomez was on his own after Puras retired when the driveshaft failed. Borja Moratal ( Peugeot 306S 16) was second, nearly five minutes behind, suffering poor performance from his engine hurriedly fitted after his usual engine failed on the previous rally. Even after the rally returned to Lloret on Etape 3, important things were going on. Two days before the start, Eriksson had said in Beijing he could not see himself with Mitsubishi again: "'Subaru has made a better offer." What he did not say was how much he felt deceived at the thought of a younger driver, who had never achieved an important result for the team, but who had access to budgets, was preferred to him for the World Championship events. In Finland it was announced that Makinen had agreed to continue driving for Mitsubishi for the next two years. Prodrive chief David Richards told the press that negotiations with Repsol had been finalized so he very much expected to have Sain: with Subaru next year. There was, however, to be a prophetic sense of timing about the Makinen announcement. 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Andrea Aghini and Sauro Farnocchia were the best Mitsubishi finisher, fifth in the Lancer Evolution Ill, scoring some good points for the Mitsubishi team. World Champion Didier Auria/, left, and Dennis Giraudet relax at Vinebre where scrutineers inspected the cars. Sadly the #1 Toyota was excluded at this tech. Rising star Colin McRae, left, chats with teammate Carlos Sainz before the final morning's start. Colin won the stage times and Carlos won the rally. agreed that once we have overcome the threat from Didier, Carlos would be allowed to win this event. This was to protect Subaru's Manufacturers' title situation, but will also help make the RAC Rally a very interesting sporting situation for the drivers. And also maybe this decision would help persuade Carlos that our team is not always trying to work against him, as he sup, poses!" The day started without drama. Auriol did not make his antici, pated attack. The two Subarus kept station in front, but the excitement was the crash of Makinen on the second stage. With his new contract safely in his pocket, he reported that he had hit a Spanish ambulance which was well off the road at the time. Steam was coming out of the car and his rally was over. People wondered what Eriksson would think now! Makinen's crash only dropped Mitsubishi's WRC points total down one point as 11th placed Madeira was able to give the team extra bonus points from his Group N position. Although Madeira was under no pressure for his Group N lead there was pressure from the Subaru privateer Ivan Postel and the Lancia gentleman driver Daniel Ducruet ( the companion of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, who watched the event discreetly away from the public gaze) and if he fell behind either of these, Erwin Weber drove the Seat Ibiza 'Formula 2' Kit car as the zero car, this version was the 2 liter, 250 bhp, 930 kg, 6 speed gear box example. Mitsubishi would lose Manufact, urers' points. Auria! still had shock absorber troubles and was only gradually reducing the lead of the Subarus but not by much: from 52 seconds overnight it was down to 38 seconds with two more stages to go. On stage 20 Colin had edged ahead of Carlos, but dutifully explained to journalists that he was under an agreement to let Carlos win in the end. But would it be easy to swap places? On this event the penalty for late arrival at a control was one minute per one minute: therefore a one Catalunya-Costa Brava Rally of Spain October 23-25, 1995 Carlos Sainz/Luis Moya E Subaru lmpreza 555 A• 5 :05:58 Colin McRae/Derek Ringer G3 Subaru lmpreza 555 A 5 :06:49 Plero Llattl/Alex Alessandrini I Subaru lmpreza 555 A 5 :07 :56 Francois Delecour/Catherine Francois F Ford Escort RS Cosworth A 5 :08:38 Andrea Aghlnl/Sauro Farnocchia I Mitsubishi Lancer EV Ill A 5:08:52 Gustavo Trelles/Jorge Del Buono ROU/RA Toyota Calica GT-Four A 5:11 :54 Oriol Gomez /Marc Marti E Renault Clio Williams A• *5:18:01 Andrea Navarra/Renzo Casazza E Toyota Calica GT-Four A 5:18:20 Josep Basses/Antonio Rodriguez E BMW M3 A 5:28:06 lwan Postel/Olivier Peyret NL/F Subaru lmpreza 555 A 5 :32:38 Rui Madeira/Nuno Silva P Mitsubishi Lancer EV Ill N* 5 :33:52 81 starters - 43 finishers - *Group Winner •• F2 winner -No Ladies finisher Winner's average speed on stages 95.02 kph -23 stages - Total distance 1663. 71 km Positions In World Manufacturers Championship after Round 7: Mitsubishi 288, Subaru 286, Toyota 260, Ford 205. World Drivers Championship points: McRae & Sainz 70 points, Kankkunen 62, Aurlol 51, Eriksson 48, Delecour 46, Makinen 38, Schwarz 30, Thiry & Aghinl 26 etc. Production Car Drivers FIA Cup points: Madeira 56, Recalde 40, Holderied 27, Ordynskl 20, Kamloka 12, etc. Madelra now Champion. FIA ladl86 Cup points. Holderled 41 points. Holderlad now Champion. Duity nma 'lateness' penalty would drop Colin behind the Toyota of Didier Auriol. It was far to close a contest to ask a driver to go easily on a stage. How sympathetic would Sainz be if the plan to let him win his home event failed? Watching all this was the W arid Champion Didier, still raring to attack and wondering if the team pressures ahead of him would give him the chance he needed. This looked like it would end in tears in the Subaru camp. To make matters more tense for Mitsubishi, Andrea Aghini lost his battle for fifth place to . Francois Delecour. If the rally ended at stage 21, Subaru would lead the Manufacturers' with 286 points against 285 for Toyota and Mitsubishi. Subaru's agonies were resolved on stage 22, the penultimate stage, when Auriol had power steering failure and lost over a minute. This then raised the spectre of another scenario, a Subaur 1,2,3, because Auriol would have to drive the final stage with the steering still defective, and Liatti would surely be able to pass Auriol, which he duly did. Further back Postel had got in front of Madeira, but in the middle of this came the times of stage 23, and McRae had finished the rally's stages nine seconds in front of Sain:. The humiliation of being given victory on his home ground was all that Sain: could now look forward to. Was the ending of the distrust by Sain: for Richards worth this agony? For the team this was an ama:ing success considering they had never competed here before, a remarkable walkover in days when every team is so evenly matched, the first 1,2,3 in Europe for over four years. McRae' dutifully fell back to second, but then came the Toyota affair, and nobody really knew how that would be sorted out in the end.

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Glen Helen Short Course Championship Series Round Six By Ron Miller · with Neil forging to the lead at the half way point and going on to a solid score. This earned him the overall win in class followed by Lewis in the second spot and Mike Hawley checked in third. In the Super 1600/ Class 10 battle Gary Gall won the first heat besting Bill Goshen Jr. with Tommy Bradley finishing third. Bradley was ultra impressive in the main event as he smoked his competitors despite losing one of his tires. Goshen earned a good second and also second overall while both Tim Highfill and Todd Jarkovsky came back from first heat DNFs to earn third and fourth places. By the time your mailman gets done reading, er a, I mean delivering this issue of Dusty Times, Round Seven and the Championship at "The Helen" will have all been decided. But that can't and doesn't detract from some spectacular perform-ances at the McKenzie's Short Course Series Round Six. The days festivities began with the Class 1-2-1600 Short Course cars. In three hotly contested races there were three different winners. Rick Boyer "bumped and grinded" his way to the first heat win. The second heat saw Glenn Neese wire his competitors in fine fashion. But it was the main event winner Steve Bishop who scored the overall win. Deserving of more than just honorable mention was the fact that Dan Mathews battled each heat winner and finished with three strong seconds. Neese finished third followed by Lee Patton in the fourth spot with Boyer placing fifth. In the Superlite Class it was nice to see the Natures Recipe Team out in force, as they sponsored six of the nine starters. In the first race the jumps weren't kind to these competitors as it took three starts to get them under way. After an assortment of crashes and tangles four of the six Natures Recipe cars were gone. Casey Mears was most impressive as he dodged the shrapnel and bolted to a front running score. Joe Price closed from sixth to second and Rennie Awana finished third. While nine cars started only three were able to finish. Unlike the first heat where it seemed a car a lap had dropped out, the second heat had few incidents as the Natures Recipe cars were totally dominant. Greg George won the main event with a fine showing after having made an early exit in the first race. Jarit Johnson placed second. Awana was again third. Jarit's older brother Jimmy finished fourth ahead of Mears and Shannon Millen. This meant the Natures Recipe T earn swept first through . sixth place. The overall winner on the day turned out to be Awana with Mears finishing second. Main event winner George earned third place. Jarit Johnson was a respectable fourth and Joe Price rounded out the top five spots. After the completion of the main event George praised the tough-ness of both the Johnson brothers and gave thanks to Natures Recipe as well as Bob Beyer. Next came the ATV Advanced, ATV Intermediates, and Odyssey Classes. These ATV's have got to be one of the fastest classes participating.Tom Stukey led the way by winning the opening heat followed by Kevin Ziedler with Stan Wyman in third place. Matt Pellman ran fourth and Charles Teel placed fifth. After winning the main event Ziedler was the overall winner for the day. Pellman finished second in both the main and the overall standing ... Teel finished third in the main and fourth overall while Wyman was just the opposite. Stukey came away fifth. Jeff Millan in the advanced and John Hulsebosch in the Odyssey were again in ''a class of their own" with first placings. The third race on the day was for the 1-2-1600 Desert Class and 5-1600 Class. Gary Bussjaeger had a career day as he won both heats and blew away the competi-tion. John Hulsebosch chased Bussjaeger both races for two seconds and second overall. Third through fifth place were Jay Shane, Todd Burt and Big Bob Dziuraweic respectively in the overall standings. After the race was completed Bussjaeger said he was dedicating his victory to Mike Bell, a friend of his who had been killed recently. In the 5 -1600 Class Mario Bustamante wrapped up the points championship with another sterling performance. He has run strong all season and this day was no different as he won both heats and continued his domination of the Baja class. Paul Borio placed second overall and the early heat runner up Richard Kent earned the third slot on the day. Race four .was for Classes 1, 10 and the Super 1600s. In Class 1 the first heat was won by Tim Lewis. Lewis led from flag fall to finish with Chris Neil placing second and Sean Ziegert third. The main event was a good battle Race five on this picture postcard day was for the Class 11 and Rally Cars. Oddie Munoz had no competition in his class but earned much respect and praise from the rally car drivers. He battled gamely and never gave an inch as he wrapped up the points title for 1995. The rally cars put on a good show with Tony Shumaker winning the early heat ahead of Matt Sweeney. Robert Garcia placed third with Tony Chavez in fourth. The main event saw Chavez quickly gain com-mand and draw off for an impressive win. Sweeney by virtue of his second in both heats was declared the overall winner for the day. Shumaker finished up in third with Garcia fourth. The final race of the day was a combination of all the truck classes. James Hall had no problems and ran off to an impressive win in the Stock Full Size Class. Ken Parr finished in the runner up spot. Hall was the only full size to finish in the main event and laid claim to the overall KEVIN MCGILLIVRAY, JIM GREENWAY 1056 LA RANA 1995 CLASS 10 CHAMPIONS THANKS TO OUR TEAM, SPONSORS, SUPPLIERS, FRIENDS: KENDALL OIL: Keeps it all moving. win. In a post race interview Hall said he enjoyed watching Dan Cannon and Dean Williams and especially his "boy" Tim Carrol who "kicked some ass"! In the Stock Mini 2WD Class Jim Crawford had a good day and swept both races for first place. The only other racer in this class was Ken Shotts and he chased Crawford home in both heats to earn second place. In the Stock Mini 4WDs it was again Jerry Beall and Chris Roberts doing battle as they have all season. Beall bested Roberts in the early race and when Roberts couldn't complete the main event the overall victory went to Beall. The aforementioned Tim Carroll was the winner in Class 7 as he held his own nicely with the other truck classes. Tim said his crew had to work well into the night to get the truck ready and they obviously did a fine job. Last but not least was the 7S Class. Dean Williams has had a banner season and he was able to win the first race over Dan Cannon with Bill Madigan finishing third. But in the main event Cannon turned the tables and resumed his winning ways with a powerful showing. Despite the body parts being striped from his truck lap after lap, Cannon grew stronger as the race went on. He not only won the 7S Class on this day, but finished ahead of all the other truck classes in the main event. Well that's six down and one to go in the series and I'd like to wish all the racers good luck in both Round Seven and the SODA races coming up in December. Thanks to Bob, Greg, John and even my budJop P. for all the fun and "I'll be back!" TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING: Zero failures for years. FAT PERFORMANCE: The dominating Class 10 Motor. CORE PITS: Dedicated, prepared, experienced support. CHENOWTH RACING: 2 Championships, 22, Races, same chassis. SCHROEDER RACING PRODUCTS,: 4,400+ Mile Torsion Bars. FAMILYAND FRIENDS: Gloria, Sara, Lisa, Willie, Jim Willis, Jim Wagner Greg Shapiro, Mike duBois, Don Angel, Don Smith, Jerry Lawless, and Scott McKenzie. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS IN 1995!

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CENTRAL OREGON DESERT RACING .ASSOCIATION Whiskey Springs 400 By Terry Silbaugh Photos: Ed Green Studios Todd Francis and Brian Johnson had some down time in the Chenowth midway in the race, got it handled and Johnson ran a steady pace to finish third in Open Class and Todd Francis became the 1995 CODRA Open Champion. On Thursday, October 12, racesawonlyonesmallchangein getting up and looking skyward. Perry Warren and I arrived at the the course. We had to eliminate At the 8:00 a.m. drivers meeting old county dirt airstrip known as 2 ½ miles of whoops as the land there was the usual comments Millican International Airport owner had achangeofheartabout about the impending snowstorm. and Raceway. The weather was using his property. By the time we When I stated the weather was to fantastic but the entire time it finished the course marking, and be sunny and warm, not too many tooktosetupthepitsandstarting got back to the pits, we saw believed me. After all, this is line, we kept a wary eye on the several more teams had arrived. Millican. Drivers began lining up sky. After all, everyone knows it To our amazement, the sky was theircarsforthe9:00a.m.startat always snows in Millican on race still clear. one minute intervals. weekend. Tooursurprise,several Friday the 13th was tech, The first class to start was the teams were already on the site. registration and course preview open cars. Drawing the first After showing the porta-potty day.Nowifevertherewasanomen starting spot was Brett Frazier of man where to place the toilets ( we for something to go wrong, this Team DNF in his new trophy-told him to place two in the team was the date. Everyone that truck. Second off the line was Canada area for obvious reasons), checked in wanted to know when Axel Peschick from Kamloops, we checked my pickup for it was going to snow. Side bets BC driving Calvin "Hot Tub" survival rations, tire chains, were even placed. Well, we got MacKenzie's single seater. Third shovels and space blankets. After through Friday the 13th without starter was longtime VORRA all, we were going out into the even a cloud in the sky. · racer Everett Paul followed by Millican desert in October. This Saturday started with everyone Eugene Oregon's Loyd Kruse. ' Everett Paul and Tyler Mort tried COD RA racing now that VORRA :s season is over and the Californians crossed the finish line second in Open Class and overall. Fifth to get starter Randy Silbaugh's green flag was an amazing sight. Keith Wright was in his 60's vintage dirt track modified with barely 6H of suspension. Following Wright was Mike Webb in his Class 5. Seventh to start was points leader Todd Francis in his Chenowth. Last off the line was Chris Warren in the HOW Class 5 with me hanging on for my life as co-driver. The dust was as bad as it's ever been in Millican and several of us were kind of wishing it would rain some. Up front, Frazier was setting a fast pace for others to follow. Francis and Kruse were moving up fast and actually catching the trophy-truck. Then on lap 3 and Loyd Kruse and Bill Ballester won the Open class and were first overall in the race, winning by nearly eleven minutes. This was a very popular win among the CODRA regulars. 4, Frazier turned up the gas and recorded the days two fastest laps of 40:23 and 40:29. Warren, Webb, Paul and Peschick were all turning in· very fast laps and it looked like a real close race was brewing. Everytime we looked around, there was Wright in the dirt track car, still defying all odds by completing lap after lap. Chris and I were not to run trouble free. A c.v. was replaced and on lap six we broke an axle, putting us out of the race. Webb was moving up through the field and after a couple stops had to park it with a broken torsion bar, giving him sixth place. Wright and co-driver Bob Funkhouser kept the modified going for six slow but steady laps and were credited with seventh place and were still running. At the finish, it was a very popular win when the Kruse/ Bill Ballester car finished first in class and first overall in a time of9:44:26. 6:48 later, Tyler Mort, co-driving for Paul, crossed the finish line in second and second overall. Third after some unusual down time was Brian Johnson, co-driving for Francis and only 6:35 behind Mort. Fourth after a steady race and looking forward to their first ever finish was Randal Pozzi co-driving for Frazier in the Trophy-truck. A sick alternator and a broken suspension bolt on the last lap took them out of first place. Fifth after all 12 laps was Calvin MacKenzie who after replacing Peschick was looking forward to his pitside hot tub. The second class to start were the two 1600 cars. Since there were only two at this race, they ran for a winner take all for the $500 purse. First off the line was Tim Gellatly in Joe Mabberley's single seater. Joe promised Debbie he would not drive and that way would stay healthy for their wedding the following week. Second to start was points leader Tony Schwab from Tacoma .. Ton v and his Rhino Linings sponsor Gary Clinefelter have been travelling all over the west coast in his quest to be known as_ the 1600 Champion. These two were evenly matched for six laps. On lap 7 Gellatly developed problems and parked the car for the day. Schwab ran two more laps until final word came about Gellatly being done, then in a move to save the car, parked it for the day as the winner after completing eight laps. The third class to start was the Heavy Metal trucks with seven entries. CODRA tech inspector . Tony Allen drew the first starting spot and was followed by Sandy Kalleck, both in Class 3 trucks. Third starter was points leader Gordon Scott in his fast Jeep CJ. Following Scott off the line was Don Endean from Kamloops, BC in his fast Class 8 Ford. Next starter and also in a Class 8 was Tom Scahill in his new Class 8 Chevy. Joe Kellogg was supposed to start next but had to withdraw due to some un-fixable injection problems in his new Ford Ranger. Last to start was sportsman truck racer Sam Smith in his big Dodge Class 8. Sam was the only sportsman truck entry and decided to move up in class. The two Class 8s of Endean and Scahill were serving notice they were going to make it very tough on everyone else as they turned their first lap in under 44 minutes. Allen and Scott were right in the hunt at the beginning and Kalleck and Smith were also turning a respectable first lap. Lap 2 was another matter. The only person not having a problem was Tony Allen. Smith lost all foreward gears and Scahill's gearbox also went away. With all this going on, Scott was having his problems also with a 1 ½ hour down time. Through lap 6 the race was even between Endean and Allen. Then Allen and co-driver Tony Landauer began making a ritual of pit stops to weld up a broken frame. Endean had his late race problems also but not as bad as Allen's and went on to a 12 lap win in 11 :38:53 and a fifth overall. Second was Landauer in Allen's Chev at 12:16:31. Eric Kosel subbing for Scott had a bad lap 9 and 10, putting him on the· 1 trailer after ten laps and watching Jim Kalleck push on for an 11th lap and third place, dropping Scott to fourth. · Second to start the 1600 battle was points leader Tony Schwab and he out ran and out lasted the class and cemented his 1995 CODRA 1600 Championship with the class win at Whiskey Springs. Don Endean, in his Class 8 Ford was fourth off the line in the Heavy Metal contest, but turned the lap in fast time at 43:54, had problems on lap 6 but recovered to win the class by nearly half an hour. Next class to start were the Sportsman Veterans. 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Tony Allen, CODRA 's tech inspector, runs a Class 3 truck in ' Heavy Metal wars, and he was first off the line, had a few pit stops to weld up the frame midway, but came back to finish second in class, as only two trucks finished. Sandy and Jim Ka/leek turned decent lap times in their Class 3, placed third in class by finishing lap 11 and nobody else got that far in this class. Joe and Ki Chainey started out strong in Sportsman Veteran class and kept it going for 12 laps and finished second in class, 7th O/A and about 19 minutes back. followed by Albany's Mike McCrory in his West built car. Last off the line was Seattle's John Huffman in his 1-1600. John was points leader going into this race in his Meco. McCrory was very fast the first two laps then had two very long ones that put him on the trailer and in third place. Huffman had valve problems and parked it after completing only two laps and ending his hope for a championship. Up front it was Strong and Chainey in a close race for five laps. Son Ki Chainey replaced a tired dad for the last few laps. Strong and crew ran a good trouble free race all day and came home first in class and sixth overall and overtook Huffman for the championship. Chainey in his 1978 Chenowth was also seventh overall. The last class to start were the three Sportsman Novice entries. First to start and first to finish was Richard Muhlhauser in his first year of racing and driving an 0 L D car purchased from Ki Chainey last year. Second to start and second to finish was Bob Stanerson in a 5-16,00. Third was first timer Justin Milan from Tacoma. Milan was unable to complete the first lap, Stannerson only completed three of the required eight laps and was out with terminal mechanical ills. After five laps, the scoring crew passed word to Muhlhauser that he could park it as the winner. Their crew replaced a c.v. joint and he drove 100 yards to the finish. The awards were held right after the race. Everyone that remained seemed to be having fun and the Canadian contingent invited all present to their hot tub party. It was noted that this was the first CODRA event in 2½ years when it did not snow. After the trophies and checks were awarded, the season champions were presented their trophies and a bottle of bubbly. But back to the days event winners. CODRA pays back to 50% of the starting field in cash and trophies. As mentioned, a very popular first place in open and overall went to Loyd Kruse in his Bill Ballester and Associates car from Eugene, Oreion. Loyd received a check for $1000 and first place trophy. Kruse was on BFGoodrich Tires and received a certificate for two BFGoodrich Tires.Tony Schwabb received a $500 check and trophy for winning the 1600 class ... again. Don Endean took the first place trophy and check home to Kamloops in the Heavy Metal class. Don was also on BFGood-rich Tires and also received a certificate for two BFGoodrich --The first Sportsman Veteran and 1995 CODRA season champion was Mike Strong with. Audi Brook. They started second, had a tight dice for the lead early on, ran trouble free to win the class and pla_ce sixth overall in the Bug. The final class off the line, Sportsman Novice, saw Richard Muhlhauser take the win with five laps completed. He also is'the class Champion for 1995. DustyTimes Tires of his choice. The Sports-man Vet trophy and check went to Mike Strong and the Novice Class was won by Richard Muhlhauser. The 1995 CODRA Season Champions were given their trophies also. The Open Champ-ion was Todd Francis while the 1600 honors go to Tony Schwab. The Heavy Metal Champion for 1995 was a r~peat winner. Gordon Scott won a tight battle over Tony Allen. The Sportsman Vet Champion was a last minute winner. John Huffman had led the points race until this event when Mike Strong overtook him. Richard Muhlhauser won the Sportsman Novice Champion-ship. After the three race season had ended, all the bills were paid, no one had been hurt, no major property damage occurred and it seemed that everyone had fun. I began to think towards a 1996 season. The biggest stumbling block is the BLM 's failure to complete the Millican Valley ORV Area Management Plan. Once this is done, we can plan on races without worrying from day to day if our events will be allowed. Right now I am an optimist and ft;el we will be tacing in Millican for many years to come. The 1996 race dates are: April 2 7 .... The Bear ·Butte 300 June 15 ...... The Brother 300 Oct. 12 .. Whiskey Springs 400 The questionable event will be the Brothers event. I am going to submit a request to the BLM and hope for the best, after all, the Welder/Generator E\\'171 • .tQOO Wall Weklert(ienerator • llunda 11 HP Oil\' Cu11m1en.:1al • 1000 walls 01 1x1wer Enb11ne • • 170 AMP DC tur \Vt:ldmg • Oil Alert' • Oil • .\lert. • ~JlJUllalll."Oll:tAl ' /IJL U~l' • Automatic IJle · • Ek,:lTollK 1~111uu11 environmental Impact Asses-sment was done in early 1992 and one race was held. At this point we will give CODRA points for one other race in 1996. That event is not certain at this time but it could be a VORRA race or the Reno 400. We will also give CODRA points for a Bronco Busters event, either their enduro or the 400K if they have that one. Last but not least is the thank yous I owe for all the help. To the . Warrens, to my family including grandkids, to Tony Allen and his crew for the tech, to Search and Rescue for the first aid and rescue standby, and to COMAC for the checkpoints. 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FRT SUPERSTITION 250 Scaroni Wins the Whole Thins By Judy Smith • Photos: C&C Race Photos Steve Scaroni had a wonderful time in the ex-Swift Ford Explorer, had fast lap immediately, had no trouble until the last lap when the alternator was failing, but he turned off all non essentials, won the Unlimited Class and overall, and was a happy man at the finish line. Steve Scaroni blasted his way around the FR T Superstition 250 course in his Ford Explorer to take the overall win in October. The Superstition, moved to October to take advantage of cooler weather, also had a late day start at 4:00 p.m. This ensured that everyone got some nightime driving on the 57 mile course which was described as fast. It was dry and dusty, but a stiff breeze helped to clear things up. The course started and finished on the dry lake just east of Plaster City, dipping south almost at Evan Hewes Highway (old Highway 8), and skirting the edge of the Superstition Mountains on the north. The Class 10 drivers were off the line first, and at the end of the first lap Kevin Basore, driving Bill Hernquist's Jimco, was in front after recording the fast lap of the day, at 50:21, with a little over a minute on Chris Harrold in another Jimco. In third it was Jim Mamer in a Raceco, and Reuben Wood and Steve Melton, in a Meco, were just nine seconds behind them. Basore ran afoul of some steering problem on the second lap, and that was the end of his day. Car owner Hernquist never got to drive. Harrold was in front at the end of the second lap, with Mamer second, three minutes back. In third it was Albert McMullen, in a Funco, followed by Ken Stroud, in a Raceco. It was still close enough that any minor problem could change the order. But it wasn't such a minor problem for Gary Hamlin, Mamer's co-driver. He'd been unable to pre-run as much as he'd have liked, and as he neared the end of the lap, on his first lap, the third for the team, he missed Check 5, but didn't realize it 'ti! he got to the start/ finish area. He headed back out, picked up the loop where it dipped into the dry lake and ran the section again. In the meantime, Kevin McMullen, Albert's brother, finished the lap in the lead. Wood and Melton were second, less than a minute behind him, and Scott Prill, Stroud 's co-driver, was third. Bob Snaith, co-driver for Harrold, had done about three-quarters of a lap and hit a hole so hard that he'd injured his back. He wanted out right away, and Harrold had to be ferried out to the track to get back in to the car. He was now fourth, and Mamer and Hamlin had dropped to fifth. But everything changed again. The McM ullens lost their rear suspension and Wood and Melton broke a stub axle. Prill and Stroud, finding it a little tough at night, but · having no mechanical trouble, motored on serenely to take the win. Mamer and. Hamlin made a great recovery, and came back up to Brent Miller brought his Raceco in second in Unlimited class, 15th overall and knocked himself out on a nasty hole and his first finish of the year turned out to be second in class. second place, about eight minutes later, their engine spewing oil alarmingly. They were followed in by a tired Harrold, whose lights hadn't been adjusted _correctly. Todd Barnhill, who drove his Raceco all the way, had been without power steering for two laps, and then had to pit to reassemble his front beam, but still took fourth. Snaith wasn't the only one to hit that hole. On the first lap Mike Pfankuch, in his Class 10 Jimco, had also hit it hard, and his back hurt so that he radioed for help getting out of the car and back to the pit area. At this writing both are recovering. Snaith, with three . fractured vertebrae, fa ·wearing a brace and getting around, but gingerly. Pfankuch, who fractured one vertebra, also fractured a rib and hurt his thumb. He's looking forward to running his pizza business while flat on his back for a while. In the Unlimited Class, Scaroni had.whipped off the quick lap for the class, at 51 :09, to take a lead of over five minutes on Dale Dondel in a Raceco. In third it was Mike Hart and Don Gibson in a Hi Jumper. Scaroni had another good lap, but Dondel and his co-driver, Larry McCall um never got through lap two, moving Dr. Brent Miller, who'd broken a tie rod end on lap one, up to second in his Raceco. Hart and Gibson were still third. Scaroni was driving all the way and having no troubles, and he had a lead of over an hour by the end of the third lap. Miller was still second, after replacing a power steering belt, and now Ross and Russ Whitmoyer, in a Mazda powered Chaparral, ran third, after time out for replacing a tie rod on the second lap. Scaroni's alternator started to fail on the last, dark lap, and he turned off his fans, and ran with just one set of lights to help it last to the finish line. His luck held and he got his overall win, a full 20 minutes ahead of the next vehicle. Scaroni dedicated his win to Dino Pugeda, John Swift's co-driver who was injured in a racing accident during the Baja 500, and is still in the hospital in grave condition. Pugeda was respon-sible for the race prep on Scaroni 'scar during the years that Swift raced it. Miller, who was hurting some after hitting the same hole Snaith and Pfankuch hit, and briefly knocking himself out, came in second, driving very carefully on the last lap because he'd lost his reverse gear. At one point he even make his passenger get out with a flashlight and blaze a safe trail through a difficult area so he wouldn't get irretrievably stuck. This was his first finish this year. The Whitmoyers had a few worried moments when it was suggested that they might have missed Check 5, but a quick trip back out to the check proved they'd been there, so they got their third place. In Class 5 there was only Josh Waddell, and he had a short • afternoon, disappearing after a long second lap. Class 7 went much the same way. Only Lloyd Riggins managed to g~t through the first lap, and then his Chevy had problems, used up three hours on lap two, and went no further. Ken Stroud and Scott Prill ran third at the midway point in Class 10, had a little trouble navigating in the dark, had no mechanical troubles at all, and they motored right into the Class 10 victory and second overall. Class 10 ran in a tight clump early on with Jim Mamer running second in the Raceco, but later his co-driver missed a check, went back and picked it up, and Mamer and Gary Hamlin came on strong to finish 2nd in class, 3rd 0 /A. In the 1600 class Bill Holt and Darren Hardesty recorded the fast lap for the class, at 59:22 and went into the early lead, with Ross and Russ Whitmoyer had to replace a tie rod early in the game, but ran clean in the Mazda Chaparral and ran hard to finish third in Unlimited class. Page 36 Mike Hart and Don Gibson ran their Hi Jumper in Unlimited class and did have their troubles but finished fifth about 45 minutes out of fourth place. January 1996 Chris Harrold drove the Jimco most of the way as Bob Snaith hurt his back in a bad hole that did catch others too, but he did well, taking third in Class 10 and fourth overall in the Jimco. Dusty Times

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Todd Barnhill was the strong man of Class 10, drove all the way, Class 100 had four starters, but none finished the long race. Ken had no power steering for two laps, had to pit to reassemble his Hargrove and Tom Ferguson covered three full laps in their front beam, and still took fourth in class and sixth overall. Funco, good for first place. Tony Steingraber had a good day in his 5- 1600, survived the night running and came in second in class and ninth overall in a close class race. __ ..:....::_ ____ ...:.._ _____________ _ Steve Johnson, in Tom C{itting's decided it was time to get out and drum, bearings, spacers, axle nut, Jimco, running second, only 55 put B.J., who was driving with a tire and wheel... seconds later. In third it was B.J. cast on his arm, result of a Johnson was having a good lap. Bates in his Raceco tandem. On collision in his last race, back in to Cutting, still riding, was getting a the second lap Hardesty and Holt finish. They were fourth, and the good driving lesson, which was lost about two hours and Johnson car was in shaky condition. Pates his purpose in being there. They moved up to the front, with Mike was on the radio with a shopping got back to the finish line first to Johnston and Coy Brigman list of needed parts; stub axle, take the win. Franklin and Nolin second in their Bunderson. Bates was third about three and a half minutes later. were second, while Brigman and Johnston, with a trouble free day, were third. Bates and Bates salvaged a fourth place. Class 100 had a tough day. At the end of the first lap the lead belonged to· Keith and Scott Hewitt in their aged Funco, and they had about 29 minutes on Dave Collier and Ed Fries in their winged Baja Bug. Ken Hargrove and Tom Ferguson, in another Funco, were third. The Hewitts never came around again, and Hargrove and Ferguson moved into second r,r Johnson continued to lead, even with a flat tire on the third lap, and he had over 20 minutes at the end of that lap. Johnston and Brigman were now second, and Jeff Franklin and his co~driver, Rob Nolin, were third in their Jimco , both having to deal with broken shocks. Bates had put his dad, Gary, into the car for the second half, but he had first had a brief tangle with Bill Pates when Pates lost a stub axle and his car took a sharp left turn in front of Bates. Once past that hurdle, Bates got almost to the end of the lap and rolled the tandem. In the tumble he banged up his leg and Flying over the rough desert, Steve Johnson drove Tom Cutting's Jimco in great style, moved into the 1600 class lead on lap 2, had a flat, but he held the lead all the way home to win the class and place 5th overall. Looking sedate here John Brindel/ and Howard Hughes go fast in the 5-1600 racer, and moved steadily up the ranks to win the big class and also place a remarkable eighth overall. HONDA Power Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER Racer and Spectator Discounts •GENERATORS • WELDERS •GENERAL l'uRPOSE ENGINES =----· ,,., •~ATER PuMPS . •?UTBOARD ENGINES I ' . ;;:,. LAWNMOWERS LAWN TRACTORS EB6500SX ' • •RIDING MOWERS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY IF WE DoN'T HA VE IT, No ONE Does! ASK FOR ART AT LA RANA RACES AT THE G&R PIT # 1523 DEUVERY TO nIE RACES AVAILABLE • PLEAsE CAIL AHEAD -¥ ... ;;---=--::-::: ·~c::I::Zl · 00 ~·, ~-~~/ $--EX1000 KAWAGUCHI HONDA 3532E.3RDS£Las~CA9CXJ63•213.264.3936, 264.5858 FAX 264.2136 HONDA Power . Equipment Dusty Times 1v1sAJ SALES, SERVICE, PARTS • , • -HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST .NlthingSeastef. ii1i For o pttmum pcr."ormancc-3Jld ~c-ty. ph.•as,,c: t r;id lhC' o\\,1C'r·s manual bc.•forc-ope-rating your Honda PowC'r Equipment. S ~ ifl.c.itton• subject to ct-..1J1ge v.1thout noth.~. •£.sthn.ue ?nly. bued on r:t.tcd t Bauery not indudcd "1th EM3500SXK I. E'.\t5000SXK I and £86500S.X. ++With battery t.nty kit, v.·httls & hanger. Connect.Ion to hou:H" power requires t.r-dfls(er dc:,.1« to 3\'0ld possible lnJury to pov•er rompanf pcrsonnc-l. Consult .i qua.ll8cd c1ttU1cbn. January 1996 Page 37

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Mario and Elias Ledezma led Class 5-1600 in the early going but a coil wire breakage slowed them and they were third, just a minute out of second spot. Jeff Franklin and Rob Nolin ran third in 1600 action midway, despite bro/fen shocks, and they moved up to second at the flag and a great seventh overall. Mike Johnston and Coy Brigman ran second in 1600 class early on, then they lost a little time and finished third in class but a good 10th overall. Josh Waddell did two laps in his Class 5 car, the only one to finish, and so he won the class that had only three starters. Chuck Hovey was lost once, changed passengers every lap so everyone would get a ride, got stuck once and still put the Raceco home second /n Class 9. Lloyd Riggins was the only one of three starters in Class 7 to cover a lap, and he did two full laps in his Chevy to claim the class win in 4:22:09. pr place as Collier and Fries sent out a radio call for a welder. Hargrove and Ferguson did a third lap, and that was enough to get their win, because Collier and Fries never went beyond lap two. In Class 9 it was Jenny Pfankuch, Mike's daughter, in front in a Kernco, after the first lap with a little over two minutes on Vince and Brian Leone who were second in their Chenowth. In third it was Mango Vargas, driving for the first time, in a J.E.F.E. chassis. Pfankuch pushed a little harder and recorded the fast lap for the class on the second lap, at 1:10:15, building her lead to just under 13 minutes. Vargas was second now, after fixing a brake line, and the Leones had dropped to third. At the midway point Larry Kern, Jr. took over for Pfankuch, and he held on to the lead, with almost a half hour on second place. That was Chuck Hovey, who'd been lost once and stuck once, and was changing passeng-ers every lap so everyone would get a ride. In third it was Mango's brother,Jorge, with a bent tie rod. Kern had a brief scare when his pumper motor and a couple of lights blinked off, but they came back on when he hit a bump, and he had no more trouble, getting back to the finish line first to earn the win for himself and Pfankuch. Hovey, who drove all the way because his usual co-driver, his father, Dean, was sidelined by a compressed disk and a broken sternum, moved up to finish second. In third it was the Vargas Precision Alloy £Id. would like to congratulate Danny Porter and Larry Rosevear of Suspensions Unlimited for their outstanding SCORE Baja 1000 Class 1-1600 win, securing the 1995 overall SCORE points championship. Many_thanks, Danny and Larry, for using our products! ~, stub ~~ ~~ ~iJ Todd Francis ~ Precision Alloy, lid. Page 38 r11, 700 N.E. 117th Street ~ ~ Vancouver, WA 9868~;: ~ ~ ~Sion & \(\~~ brothers, still dealing with that bent tie rod. The 5-1600s came out in strength for this one, and it was one of the yellow Ledezma cars, the team of Mario and Elias, in front at the end of the first lap, with the fast time for the class, at 1:03:42. In second it was Ross Craft in his elderly car, followed by Howard Hughes, and then Dave Hendrickson in fourth. There was only a two minute spread from first to fourth. At the end of the second lap Mario Ledezma was still in front, and now he · had almost three minutes on second place Hughes, who was finding that his car worked better as the fuel level got lower. Hendrickson, who didn't like the tire choice he'd made, had moved up to third, and now Craft, who had rolled his faithful old car, was a crumpled fourth place. On the third lap Elias Ledezma lost a coil wire, and as he made repairs Hughes's co-driver, John Brindell went into the lead, also feeling that the car didn't handle as well as he'd like when the gas tank was full. Tony Steingraber, driving all the way and having no problems, was now up to second place, and Craft's co-driver, Rick St. John, bothered a bit by a driver side door that wouldn't stay closed since the rollover, was in third. Ledezma had dropped to fourth. And Hendrickson was out. He'd finally caught the Ledezma car, then had tossed a fan belt, and, after a very quick fix, had charged off to try to catch them again. They went over a knoll and Hendrickson went out to pass Ledezma, believing that he knew where he was, and that it was a good area for passing. But-he was wrong. Unknown to him, the Ledezmas had swung wide on the course in the dark, and suddenly there was a "Grand Canyon sized" ditch in front of Dave. He tried to tough it out, thinking he might clear it, but the rear wheels hit, the back end flipped up and over, and after bouncing up the engine cage, it landed on the wheels. The car was junk, and Dave was hurting. When the steering wheel whipped he jammed his own elbow into his January 1996 Jennifer Pfankuch handed the Kernco over to Larry Kern Jr. with a good lead midway, and he went on to the victory by 43 minutes despite trouble with the pumper helmet and the lights, and they were 11th overall. rib cage hard enough to break one rib and crack another two. He also bit his tongue, which later needed seven stitches. Jake Batulfs, his passenger, broke his seat, but was uninjured. Hendrickson was still hurting, but on the way to recovery at this writing. While the first aid team was hauling Hendrickson back to the start/ finish, the rest of the class went on to finish their race. Hughes and Brindell took the win,_. with Steingraber in second place. about seven minutes later. The Ledezmas were third, another three minutes back, followed in by Craft and St. John. The FR T crew now finds itself with just one event left in the '.95 season, the New Year's Eve Dunaway Dash, a great combina-tion of racing and celebration under the desert stars. FRT SUPERSTITION 250 XI RESULTS· October 21, 1995 , Poa Driver/Co-Driver Vehicle Qeu Open • Unlimited Single & Two seat - 6 atart. 4 finish 100 1 Steve Scaronl Ford Explorer 106 2 Brent Miller Raceco 105 3 Ross & Russ Whitmoyer Mazda Chaparral 102 4 Mike HarVDon Gibson Hi Jurrper Qaaa 1- 2 • 1600 • 1600cc Restricted Engine. 7 atart. 5 finish 1651 1 Steve Johnson Jimco 1652 2 Jeff Franklin/Rob Nottn Jimco 1653 3 Mike Johnston/Coy Brigman Bunderson 1699 4 Gary & B.J. Bates Tandem Raceco 1698 5 Bill Hoh/Darren Hardesty Buggy aaaa 5 • Unlimited Baja Bug - 3 alert • o finish 501 1 Josh Waddell Baja Bug (2 laps) Qaaa 5-1600 -1600cc Baja Bug -12 atart -8 finish 552 1 John BrindelVHoward Hughes Baja Bug 561 2 Tony Stelngraber Baja Bug 553 3 Mario & Elias Ledezma Baja Bug 559 4 Ross Craft/Rick St.John Baja Bug 558 5 Michael Stroh/Tommy Croft Baja Bug Qaaa 7 • Unlimited Mini Pickup. 3 atart. o finish 7031 1 Lloyd Riggins Chevy (2 laps) aaaa 8 • 2WD Standard Pickup. o atart. o finish Qaaa ti - 1600 cc Reatrlcted Buggy. 7 atart. 6 finish 901 1 JennHer Pfankuch/Larry Kern Jr. Kemco • 911 2 Chuck Hovey Raceco 910 3 Mango & Jorge Vargas J.E.F.E. 907 4 Dave Dietrrich/Robert GiHingham Jimco 906 5 Matt & Colby Sherard Raceco aaaa 10 • Unlimited 1650cc. 11 atart. 4 finish 1000 1 Ken Stroud/Scott Prill · Raceco 1010 2 Gary Hamlin/Jim Mamer Raceco 1006 3 Chris Harrold/Bob Snaith Jimco 1004 4 Todd Barnhill Raceco aa .. 100 -100 Inch we Buggies -4 atart. o finish 5 1 Ken Hargrove/Tom Ferguson Funco (3 laps) Time 3:34:11 5:22:58 5:57:14 6:43:18 4:13:12 4:34:34 4:4525 6:0627 6:4024 2:58:35 4:35:58 4:42:43 4:45:51 · 4:48:58 5:16:10 4:22:09 4:45:35 528:06 5:35:12 7:0S:38 7:32.:57 3:55:09 4:03:31 4:0728 4:32:21 4:51:0S 0/A 1· 15 18 21 5 7 10 19 20 8 9 12 13 14 11 16 17 22 23 2 3 4 6 Total Starters· 51; Total llnishe,:s • 27. 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FAlRNEWS By Dave Massingham Sorry I missed the December -issue, to busy with other things to do. The Baja 1000 monopolized my life for about three months, working on the ENDURA SUPER PITS, as Bob Steinberger named them. We started off by asking around who would like to combine their pit efforts with FAIR. We had a meeting of the minds with the Chapala Dusters, Los Campeones, Mag 7 and the infamous CHECKERS. Our first meeting answered a lot of questions and looked like we might have a five way pit support group. · The CHECKERS were the first to claim foul, we got to many pit assignments and complained about Mag 7. Sorry CHECKERS for the inconvenience, it worked out for the best without you. We understand how the CHECKERS. only pit CHECKERS and love to drink in their pits. That's not the way the rest of the pit support teams work. We had a second meeting, without the CHECKERS, and laid out 18 pit locations, MAG 7 took nine pits, FAIR took six pits, LOS CAMPEONES took two pits and the CHAP ALA DUST -ERS took one pit. We had a total of 57 vehicles including motor-cycles and quads and had 59% finishers. We arran_ged to pump UNION 76, 108 octane fuel at all the pits. Thanks to Steve Poole of Screamer Ent., he made arrange-ments for fuel to be picked up in Mexico or delivered to our equipment hand out. The pits were worked by two volunteers from each racer. Each was assigned a pit location and was responsible to haul all the equipment, spares and fuel to the pits. Each pit captain received a portion of the pit fee charged· to every racer, to help with some expenses. We were able to send two or three pit teams to each location, a couple ended up on the short end of the stick with only two men. All in all, everyone got from pit to pit and to LA PAZ with our help. I do apologize to anyone who had problems at SAN FELIPE pit, we lost our RED X signs, and had FAIR signs only. Radio communications were very poor if any at all, between each pit. We had to rely on THE WEATHERMAN RELAY and Tight Ten relay. I want to extend my appreciation for all the work that was put into this effort to, Andy Feliz, Leroy Hansen and Terry Cook of Los Campeones. John Lippitt of Tight Ten. Terry Walsh, Wayne and Debbie Newell of Mag 7. LJ Kennedy of Chapala Dusters. All of the above worked very hard to put this together, you will never know how much time it takes, until you experience it. I also want to thank our President of FAIR, Bob Steinberger for helping me and coordinating the meetings. Thanks to Gary Bancroft of G FAB MOTORSPORTS for allow-ing us to stage all the equipment for pick up and return at his shop in Brea. Gary has a neat shop for prep and repair, located at 1300 Pioneer Blvd., Unit K, Brea, CA (310) 690-5513 or (310) 697-2752. Results of FAIR racers: Dusty Times *Richard Bell and Matt Drever, 12th Class 5-1600, 69th 0/ A. Richard (from England) started, ran well until Puertocitos and lost an alternator bearing. Ten hours later on the road again, Matt got behind the wheel at El Crucero and Richard Bell rode the rest of the race. Richard must be crazy driving and riding 1150 miles. Matt wanted to thank his pit crew, Jaime, Ken and Steve. *John and Mike Becker, 3rd Class 7S 4x4, 52nd 0/ A. Their problems started at the mini summit by San Felipe, getting stuck. Then motor problems and the final straw was rear end replacement at mile 1081. They managed to finish by Friday at 11:00 p.m. *David Bryan, 7th Class 8, 59th 0/ A. David drove the entire race, having lost a steering box around mile 219 and losing seven hours, he made it. Dave said he almost gave up after spending seven hours to find and replace a steering box, but that's not the FAIR way. *Brent Grizzle and Dale Ebberts, 2nd Class 1-2-1600, 12th 0/ A. I didn't receive any details but is sure is nice to see the limited class finish 12th overall in such a long race. Great race guys. *Todd Clement DNF Trophy-Truck. No details. *David Edelstein and Dennis Leighde DNF. Dennis and Tim started with a leaking transmis-sion. Having to stop every 50 miles for A TF. Around San Felipe they were rear ended by #602, a Camero, that caused extensive damage, blew out the spare tire and broke the transmission cooler. David got in at El Crucero and fought all the above problems until mile 97 5, where they ran out of time. At that point David elected to drive down the highway to La Paz. *Matt Feeney, DNF Class 22. No Details. *Todd Gatrell, DNF Class 3. No details. *Wes Miller, DNF Class 25. Wes had light problems and finally got stuck in the silt beds below San Ignacio. It took them until the next morning to find the rider and bike. *Kurt Mohr and Dave Parrish, DNS Class 8 Sportsman. They blew their engine the day before they were to leave for Mexico. Sorry about that. *Mike Penland, 1st Class S25 Quad, 55th 0/ A. Mike came all the way from Georgia just to say I did it. Mike is a champion cross country racer on the east coast and said Mexico was boring. I think Mike was referring to some of the long roads, he is used to extremely rough races. *Blair and Bryan Pine, 2nd Class S25 Quad. No details. *Jim Sandefer, Terry Nichols, Lee Webster and Mike Hampton, DNF Class 40. They experienced mechanical problems as early as the Borrego crossing, broken shock, exhaust pipe, front wheel and losing oil. Their race came to an end at mile 975, after nursing the SR600 all that way. *Scott Steinberger, Larry Plank and Billy Bunch, DNF Class 7S. Billy Bunch started and had power steering problems at mile 7, then a head gasket let go at mile 12. Billy went home and Larry tried to replace the gasket. After one mile another head gasket blew. A trip to San Diego for another i:(asket and here we go again. At Check 1, they had one minute to spare and at mile 221 they lost the motor. I guess they had a blast pre-running, maybe should have spent more time preparing the motor. *John Townsend, Tom Ebberts and Tom Rohdes, 7th Class 10, 60th 0 / A. John started, having a clean run until he got to the Mini Summit. John got stuck for one hour, flattened a rear tire trying to get out. After getting out they had another rear flat five miles before the San Felipe Pit. Tom Ebberts got in at San Felipe, the motor started to go flat at Puertecitos. That started Tom's problems, breaking and welding the header pipe three times and having two flats, still getting the car to Tom Rohdes. Tom Rohdes got stuck in the silt, had to replace a steering box and a battery and they still finished at 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning, 38 hours and 10 minutes later. John Townsend was the helping hand at the silt beds, pulling Tom and several others out of the silt, until blowing 4 WO and getting stuck himself. Thanks to Ray Croll for pulling John out. That's shear determination to finish, way to go! *Nick Vanderway and Paul Dennis, DNF Class 8 Sportsman. The race was very short, only making a total 43 miles. Nick said it took the full 48 hours allotted for the race for them to go 4 3 miles. Actually only 14 hours were spent racing, digging, road building and buying Mexican alternators. The other 34 hours were spent waiting in Tecate for their trailer to be released from the police impound yard in San Quintin. Their trailer had been involved in an accident on Highway 1 that stopped traffic in both directions for 45 minutes. Meanwhile in the race, after getting stuck for a short period of time on the silty/ deeply rutted hill around mile 12, Nick dropped the driver's side rear wheel off the side of the road around mile 19. Unfortunately their tow rope got donated to the cause of pulling other vehicles up the silt hill. Strangely enough the three trucks that were stopped for assistance by the way of a pull off the edge of the cliff, did not have a tow rope. (must be too heavy for such an easy race as the 1000?) So after four hours of careful jacking and road building Nick and Paul Dennis were on their way. After a half hour of night driving the 150 amp alternator died. Attempts to talk to anyone or any relay person on the radio were futile at the north end of the course after 9:30 p.m. Their crew with a spare alternator just 100 miles south, could not hear their cry for help. All attempts to find one was futile and after midnight they changed the battery and drove to T ecate to wait for their chase crew. Nick wanted to thank his crew, Bryan Christenson, Paul Dennis, Dave Vanvo and a special thanks to 4 WHEELERS SUPPLY of Phoenix for their great support and preparation. *Gus Vildosola, 1st Class 5-1600, 22nd 0/ A. No details. The Los Campeones had eight vehicles. Two finished first place, one fourth place, one ninth place and four DNF. Mag 7 had 26 or 27 entries, combination motor-cycles, quads and cars. To many to determine finishing positions. The Chapala Dusters had four January 1996 entries, one first place, one third place, one 12th place and one DNF. The best finishers for the entire group were: **Danny Porter, 1st Class 1-2-1600, 8th 0/ A. Danny won overall points for the class and for the year, as well as the Toyota True Grit Award for finishing every mile of every race. It took Danny and Mark three or four years and they finally did it with LJ's help! **Rod Muller, 1st Class 10, 10th 0/A. **Brent Grizzle and Dale Ebberts, · 2nd Class 1-2-1600, 12th 0/ A. **Larry Smith and John Kennedy Sr., 3rd Class 1-2-1600, 14th 0/A. **Michael James, 1st Class 5 , 16th 0/A. **Dean Bayerle, 4th Class 1-2-1600, 19th 0 1 A. **Gus Vildosola, 1st Class 5-1600, 22nd 0 / A. **Gary Cogbill, 6th Class 1-2-1600, 24th 0/ A. Not bad for eight out of the top 24 finishers and four, first place winners. It looks like we dominated Class 1-2-1600! I truly hope everyone who put their confidence in our efforts to support such , a large group of racers, appreciate everyone's efforts to put this together. If there are any major gripes, bitches or compliments, please let us know. I know Debbie Newell sent a survey on the pit support, I hope everyone answers them. I want to thank all the pit teams that busted their butts to make it happen: *Mag 7 for nine pits, I don't know who was at each pit, thanks for being there! I do know Wayne and Debbie Newell were at Puerteci tos. *Los Campeones; Gonzaga Bay, Andy Feliz and his group, thank you. El Arco, Terry Cook and group, a true professional pit team. *Chapala· Dusters; Mile920,John Kennedy's group, thank you. *FAIR; mile 148.9 My pit was the BEST! Thanks to: Lynn Massing-ham, Charlie Nieto, Charlie Lamar Jr. & Sr., Pete Dutton, Dave Weed, Mike Bingham, Wayne M9rris, Bill Palmer, Steve Fogliasso, Dennis Jones, JW Fogg, Darrin Morgan, Toby Soto, Ron Jacks, Don Faulkner ( dirty old man), Steve?????, Jamie Murphy, Ken 'tew, THANKS!!! San Felipe pit, Steinberger and Townsend group. I heard a few names, Armand, Adam, Ed, Jim, Greg, Brian, Mike Shannon, and an old FAIR member that showed up to help, Gary Gressett, all the way from TEXAS. Bay of LA pit, Steve Poole of Union 76, Mike Myer and Rob Yetka from Nick Vanderway's group from, Arizona, Dave Edelstein sent two pit people, didn't get names. I know Steve was going to race, but decided he had too much to do selling fuel. He drove for 15 hours straight to get to Bay of LA on time. Thanks to all of you and the ROCKET SCIENTISTS. San Ignacio pit, Steve Reeves and Adam Ford for the Becker's took the entire pit without help. We had two other teams sched-uled to be there. One did not race and the other had last minute people problems. I personally want to thank these two guys for everything they did. Don't know what we would have done without them. They picked up the -equipment and fuel, hauled it to the pit and back to Brea .. La Purisima pit, David and Bill Bryari took responsibility of sending two guys in a 20 ft. stake bed truck loaded with equipment, spares and fuel to pit. Randy and Chris Wagen went to represent Tom Mangione. THANK YOU! Santa Rita pit, Brian Parkhouse was originally racing and Frank Orozco and Alex Macksoud were to pit. Brian decided not to race, Frank stood up and said they would still pit. These two guys did everything, picked up equipment, spares and fuel. Drove all the way to Santa Rita and back. They took the full pit without any help except for chase teams. Frank and Alex have been there for FAIR before and did it again. I owe you guys a lot. THANKS!!! I just received my December issue of Dusty Times and as usual I read the CHECKERS WAH-ZOO column. I think the W AHZOO had his helmet on backwards when he wrote this piece of SHIT. AffENTION DESERT RACERS DUSTY TIMES has contingency money posted at all SCORE, SNORE, LA RANA and FRT desert races for Last Official Finisher. Check it out on contingency row. 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SNORE DOUBLE TROUBLE Robby Guevara Wins Overall in a 1600 Robby an_d-Bob Guevara won the very close battle for the 1-2-1600 win in the 10 car class and the overall win. The top ca_rs ran 1n the same mmute on lap 1. Rob Guevara's consistent and fast lap times won the contest, by just four mmutes after five laps. The annual Halloween race the end of October from SNORE had a lot of different aspects, not the least of which was the overall victory of Robby Guevara in a 1-1600 car. Different too was the Friday night tech inspection area at Findlay RV Center, the Race Sponsor. Findlay folks had arranged their RV displays so there was room between the aisles for the race cars to pass, and a big parking lot where the race cars could be loaded and unloaded. They were most hospitable and the tech business and contingency inspection ran smoothly. Usually the SNORE honchos find a bar/grill type of place which makes the tech line move slo.wer favored, but two miles out his as the drivers have to go inside the high dollar power steering went place to register, and can be easily south and he was down and out diverted from the task at hand. It before getting into top gear. Mike went so smooth at Findlay's with Tieman and Joe Ferraro had their no booze or food, not with all Trophy-Truck going well, with a those new RVs on hand, that 53:27 first lap. Then did a 52 and folks went home an hour or so a 53, very competitive times, but earlier then usual, which was lap 4 brought a flat tire and more. enjoyable for the contingency The crew got to them, fixed people. things, they had a 1: 14 lap, so The clan gathered in bright with nobody else running they sunlight for the 9:00 a.m. start in retired the Unlimited Class the El Dorado Valley, just outside winners. Boulder City. There were only There were nine Class 10 cars, two Unlimited cars ready to half of them potential winners. tackle the 42 mile, five lap race. Off the line Robert Harmon did Brian Collins in his wild and the fast first lap at 51 :55. John powerful sin le seater was ~Gau han was 30 seconds back Class 10 was a tight battle, aiming at the overall, and Steve Thompson and Wayne Lugo almost made it, but a flat tire on the last lap put them down to third overall but they did hold the Class 10 victory by over 20 minutes. and Steve Thompson trailed by a control but Clay Flippen and Ron minute. On lap 2 Thompson was Thacker were very close and John ahead on time with a 51 :28, Gaughan was moving up again. Gaughan fell back with power These three were the only ones steering trouble, Harmon had that finished all five laps. The engine trouble eventually break-winner was Steve Thompson with ing a valve spring on lap 4 but excellent lap times except lap 5 turneda51:55 and a51:54 before when Wayne Lugo had a flat, and he pitted for good. Missing after a that cost them the overall win. lap were Robbie Goerke who lost Steve said there was a lot of dust a front hub Casey Jones and Mark on the first lap, but they really had Davidge and two of them had no troubles. Clay Flippin and Ron done one lap. After a couple of Thacker ran fast and consistent troubled laps Brian Balch was laps, stopped only for gas, and seen no more also. sailed into second in Class 10. Midway Steve Thompson with They did slow a tad on their last Wayne Lugo seemed firmly in_ lap. John Gaughan finished on a ··•· left front flat and had had more power steering woes. Good thing he is a strong man. He was about half an hour behind Clay Flippin in third. Ken Flippin and Tom Franczak got four laps done with a variety of troubles and they were fourth a lap ahead of Robert Harmon and company. Clay Flippin and Ron Thacker ran with the leader in Class 10, had some last lap trouble but they easily hung on to second place in class at the flag. The 1600 war was a ten horse race and all but one finished five laps and that one broke on the last lap. The first lap saw Robby Guevara, Jeremy Gubler, B.J. Almberg and Kenny Freeman all with a 53, Freeman Sr. had a 54, Bekki Freeman a 55 and so it went, in one big dust cloud. They John Gaughan had power steering woes in his Class 10 but he soldiered on didn't spread out at all on lap 2 and finished third, slowing a bit, naturally, but in a solid third in class. but some changed places. Guevara did a 52 and held the lead now almost three minutes ahead of Gubler. Kenny Freeman was second with a 52 with Danny Anderson almost on his tailpipe. Bekki got down to. a 53 and the race was on! Jeremy Gubler ran a tight second most of the distance in Class 1-2-1600, and he finished second in class, just four minutes out-of the winning time. Danny Anderson went faster as the race went on and he flew ardund the course for five quick laps which earned him third in Class 1-2-1600 a minute back. The middle lap proved to be Kenny Freeman's undoing. He thinks he hit something that took out the steering box, but he rode it down to a stop with his son Bryan riding with him. It took over an hour to get the repairs handled but the pair carried on. Most lap times slowed by a minute or twc,, and Ken Freeman Sr. handed over to his granddaughter Day Gang, for her first drive, although she had ridden with Aunt Bekki many Page 40 January 1996 Dusty Times

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times and thus knew the course. She did a" one hour lap including the driver change stop. The entire class was still running, a rare happening! Pulling out of the pit Day hit a chase truck that pulled out in front of her, but that was her only mishap. Heading into the last lap it was still anyone's race. Guevara, Gubler, Anderson and Joseph Hoak were all close to running in the same minute and Hoak was - driving without power steering plus he had a bad front shock. Ta king the win were Robby and Bob Guevara in 4:28:26 for the five laps. Rob said he had a third lap flat in a biker's dust, then banged into Freeman Sr-. and . knocked him into a big rock. Jeremy Gubler came in second at 4:32:28 and he thought the traffic was bad; his only trouble was a broken fan belt. Danny Anderson was third at 4:33:38, very close. He had a broken brake line on the first lap but no trouble after that. Joseph Hoak ended up fourth at 4:52: 17 still running without the front shock or power steering. Doug Ingram is on quite a winning streak in Class 9, crediting Webb Weld for Eric Shenberger and Lori Vitek also had fast and consistent lap times, had one the extra performance. His quick consistent laps for the required four laps in flat on lap 2, but a good race and a close finish for his second in Class 9. Class 9 brought him the win by over four minutes. Class 9 was the biggest class up front on the first lap as Doug Robert Young, their worst lap was hour last lap. As mentioned B.J with 14 starters but three never Ingram led the pack at 1 :00:44. the last one at 1: 16:30 and their and Jon Almbefg were tenth with covered a lap and three only made Jeff Carr was next at 1:01: 17, five lap time was 5: 13 :33. In four fastlaps done. one lap before retiring. It was tight followed _.-seventh was Bekki Freeman and ,--------------------------=------------------Todd Burt and Mike Myers were fifth, running a steady pace to finish in 5:03:58. In sixth it was Ren Freeman Sr., Day Gan and Natalie Nordquest with a long last lap dropping them down the list at 5:20:08. Her brother Kenny Jr. was right behind her in eighth at 5:48: 12 patching things as he went but son Bryan had a great time. Dan and Brandon Jewett and John La Marcha and Jerry Davis were ninth in class, the last finisher at 6:29:00 with a two Brett North, Craig McKnight and Dave Jones were third in Class 9, the last four lap finisher out of 14 starters, and they turned competitive times too. Jeff Shiroky and Kevin Soder had a very fast run in Sportsman Buggy class and won over five others with apparant ease in a time faster than that of the winning Class 9 car for the four laps. ;;;;;;;;;;;;=~=~===;;;;;;;::;;;=--James Cannedy and Doug Barnett had a good run to second in Sportsman class with only one slow lap, the third, to put them out of the victory. Dusty Times January 1996 Page 41

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,,,-by Mark Bunderson at 1 :01 :39, Eric Shenberger, 1:01:55 and Bret North at 1 :04:34 and most of the others were within a minute or two. Jeff Carr, with a 59:44 took the second lap lead with Ingram about a minute back with Bunderson another minute back followed closely by Shenberger. Lap 3 saw the times go up a bit, but Ingram still held a slim lead over Shenberger and Carr dropped a couple of minutes. Both Bunder-son and Bill Avery had three hour plus laps and were seen no more and M . Dayne Bracken didn't complete lap 3 while Brett North moved up to challenge the leaders. Lap 4, Class9's last lap, saw Jeff., Carr and Brian Fieger fail to finish so only three did the course. Doug Ingram did a 1 :03 and a 1 :02 to score a convincing four lap victory at 4:08:20. Eric Shen-berger with Lori Vitek riding along did a 1 :04 a_nd a 1 :03 to take second at a close 4: 12:41 and Brett North with Craig McKnight and Dave Jones had good times and finished third at 4:26:49. This was really high attrition with just three out of 14 starters covering the four laps. Doug Ingram had a flat on the third lap but no other troubles. He drove all the way and thanked Eddie Webb for the fine working suspension. Eric Shenberger drove the distance also, had a flat on the second lap and had to drive on it about 10 miles. He had no other problems except for the heavy dust. Brett North said he had no trouble at all except the pit didn't man the radio. He was sweating the trans, but it held up all four laps. On a sad note Kevin Steele said he went just five miles when he lost the trans, a very short race. Bill Avery came in after three laps with a broken beam and broken ball joint. He Dennis Wesseldine is a rookie this year and he runs in Sportsman Buggy with Scott Bassett, Bill Dickton and Darrell Gibbs herded their big 4x4 around for his Class 9 car. He placed third, the last Sportsman Buggy finisher, but his four laps, won the three car Sportsman Truck class and had a good time. first finish in some time. 1' Joseph Hoak did four of the five laps required in under an hour each, and he This Sportsman Truck is bone stock and Ed and Dale Looney took it easy with was surprised to find he finished fourth in Class 1-2-1600, a tough group to laps in the 1 :20s and they won the two truck class and could drive it home. ! race with. --------------------------goth it and ran without ale ft front but the first lap of 1:48:08, of James Cannedy and Dennis wheel, which weakened the beam, sounded like trouble but we Wesseldine. With the first two which broke about eight miles didn't catch the team to get the laps of 1 :02:29 and 59:36, for Jeff out. story. But they did all four rounds Shiroky and friends, maybe these The Heavy Metal class was and won easily. guys shouldn't be Sportsman. three strong, but Lonny Helmbolt Six started in Sportsman Buggy They went on with a 1 :00:57 and made just one good lap in his · class, but only three finished. a 1:04:48 to cover four laps in Class 8 and John Phegley got in a David Villafana didn't make a lap, 4,:07:50, faster than the winning good 1: 18 lap but that was it for Ed Dunn did one round in Class 9 time. The car is a 1-2-both entries. Scott Bassett, Bill 2:42:43 and Tim Dixon did a lap 1600 and their only problem was Dickton, and Darrell Gibbs had in 1:32:02. Up frontJeffShiroky the rocks and the dust, but they good times, 1 :07, 1 :02 and 1 :07, and Kevin Soder were well ahead had no mechanical problems, not NOWPOR SALE! even a flat. James Cannedy and team got away from us at the finish, but they were second with good times of 1:06, 1:29, 1:00, 1 :01 and a total time of 4:38:20. Dennis W esseldine was the third and final finisher in Sportsman Buggy, but he was happy to finish a race in the Class 9 car. He finished with a loose ball joint and tie rod and said the car wandered all over the road. Dennis finished in 5:56:45. The Sportsman Truck Class had two starters, one finisher. Mike ~nodgrass, Judy Butler and Bradley Wallace turned a 1 :46 first lap, then disappeared. Up front was the Ed, Dale, and Billie Looney plus Richard Pru vines team, driving a Nissan. They had good lap times and we think -everybody drove. They did a 1:20:15, 1:32:01, 1:22:50, and 1 :24:37 for a four lap time of 5:39:43. The last lap was their trouble lap as the truck finished on a flat tire and 100 yards from the finish line they lost the exhaust system. But they had no big troubles on course and were delighted to finish. There were two Class 11 Beetles, but John Houlton didn't cover a lap. Frank Tomczak and Ed McCormich did a 1 :31 first lap, but the second was a nasty at 3:28:43. They finished two laps in a total time of5:00:36. They had no trouble until lap 2 when the filter broke off, then at Check-point 4 a c.v. exploded and they had to wait for their crew for repairs and replacements. But they won and they were happy about that. SNORE had a hot dog and hamburger barbecue after the race for everyone on hand. I guess it was a great success but the chill winds from the nearby mountains and foothills sent us back to the hotel, hot dog in hand. They handed out the results and the awards later on in the evening as they have the computer and a copy machine right on site in the scoring bus. 11lE WINNINGES11 TRUCK IN TfIE .DESERT FOUR CLASS B CHAMPIONSHIPS 1994 TROPHY TRUCK CHAMPION 24 CLASS WINS - 9 OVERALL WINS LEGAL IN SCORE CLASS 8 & TROPHY TRUCK CALL DJ OR FRANK AT VENABLE RACING - 909-654-0053 Page 41 January 1996 Jeff Carr ran with the leaders in Class 9 until lap 4, which he didn't complete, but he was credited with fourth in class on official results. 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..... ~ ' ~ui:~1:ic; .. - --r."' · 111171 ~ ■ · -'The Straight Poop' From El Chismoso de El Chinero (The Big W ahzoo's little pal) BAJ A 1146 -It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Well, not quite "The Best" as no Checker won. But Stuart Chase, Tom Koch/Jimmy Tucker, Dennis Crowley/Greg Hawks and the long lost Cook Brothers -Wayne, Alan, Daryl and Daryl -all finished the longest of long ones. Chase lost his power steering near the start, disabled the broken pump and thundered along on armstrong steering. In spite of being saddled with several non-Checker helpers and co-drivers, Stuart still got a decent seventh place in "1 ", eighteenth overall. Morgan's emergency append-ectomy unfortunately forced his withdrawal. Seeley was also a (rare) no-show in Class 5 while French y lost an oil fitting out near La Rumarose while enjoying the rare air out front and ventilated the engine. "Jr." - Billy Robertson -and Dougie Brown waited and waited and waited at El Crucero. Another sorry day in Checker history? Frenchy did, however, get his photo, in living color, into the LA Daily News standing alongside the car with a dejected puss:" Mange l'merde! ". This was the third race in a row that Billy's paid for ride never reached him. Is there a common thread here? Shoulda stuck with Stuart! He was finisher in '95, 'cept for San Felipe and Barstow. Was there a common thread there, too? Tucker had brake troubles in Koch's car and broke a shock coming into El Crucero, which turned into an informal Checker pit. Tom then broke a c.v. down south on the way to twenty-fifth and eighth in Class 1. Take'em any way you can get'em. Tellier, banded to get in with Billy at Ciudad fosurgentes ("Rebel City") in place of Dougie ( who cut his hand in a pit party), was hanging out with Mike Harman andJeffLothringer when a nattily dre.ssed Hawks showed up to announce that his "1600" was a DNF. NOT! Crowley, the Driver Of Record (DOR to some), had to run from San Felipe to Coco's with a front on the rear and was just behind the times. Well, when Ha.wks threw in the verbal towel he forgot to tell their third driver. The non-Checker, driving in only his second race, kept on moving ahead anyway, bumming gas and assistance at every turn - finally finishing last, 76th and 14th in class. BFG served him very well, indeed. Crowley didn't even know of his car's finish for hours, finally discovering the race car parked in the street in front of their hotel. In spite of the Big Wahzoo's rule about not mentioning the name of a non-Checker, Bill Jann's Checker-like perserverance certainly deserves an li.onorable mention.' Crowley got locked out of his hotel room after toasting the City of La Paz and did not even care, sleeping outside. The Very Right Rev. Roy and His Nibs H ibbard took the LA Bay pit and were rewarded with the close presence of the five Federal Highway Patrol cars who DustyTimcs stc>pped all traffic for the Checker cars. Hibbard said that the cops "either kept the bad guys away or kept an eye on us Checkers" ... who wt·re sited, not surprisingly, hetWl'l'n a restaurant and a licores storl'. Thl' troublesome drunks of the night before disappeared when the negro y hlanco appeared. " W e couldn't act like real Checkers, though," complained Hibbard. "Turtle" Vance Scott was at San Ignacio; Big John Files worked the top with Mister Bennett; Alan Smith pitted way down at La Purisima; Pick was exiled all alone at El Arco; Lonnie The Hawk, Bates, Hastings and a cast of hanger-on-ers lounged outside the "Shit Howdy Casa" in San Felipe. At Santa Rita were Uncle Max -"Record Keeper To The Stars" -Robert Harman and Commander Ferd who was fully decked out in his epauletted dress tunic which kept the wondering harrachos at more than arm's length. What an oddly-mixed bag! Josh Rosenstein hauled the gas into Gonzaga where Butch Dunn and Bluto had flown into Leupold's sea side chalet. Kevin Davis got a plum ride in the Championship "10" car and ended up in trouble. "Chicken Lips" got held up at the La Rumarosa grade for thirty min: utes due to a rumored bottleneck then, first in line, charged onto the Laguna making up beau coup time when he got stuck for an-other half hour behind a Spec Truck near Saldana. At sleepyhead Pick 's El Arco pit, the Weedwhacker discovered that his crew had delivered his fuel all in five gallon jugs. No dump cans, just slow-to-empty jugs. He had to wait as each one was gradually pee-ed in. Plan ahead, OK? Kev's non-Checker DOR then blew a rear hub bearing along the beach and ended up in sixth place and fortieth overall. Walter Prince wants a divorce from his Checker-named co-driver who ran the Candy Cane Car down-grade off the Three Sisters. The Edible Race Car magnate told his ex-pal to "just take the radio out, get your helmets and leave? I'm tired of it!" Earlier Prince had been.forced to get a replacement battery from the Hawk pits with no further explanation. The candy and the canes are down amongst the boulders. First person to see them somewhere in town gets a special Prince prize. Kevin Davis' new black and shiny Suburban was wrecked when a non-Checker chase guy fell asleep while rushing to pick him up at San Ignacio and went into a ditch. The trailer telescoped into the back; Ms. Kev was banged up but not seriously hurt. Davis seems to have trouble with narcoleptics. Walter then flew the injured Davis chase crewman to Guerero Negro for emergency treatment: Extracting the road accident victim's top front teeth from his nose with pliers. Honest! The airbag did not deploy - since it was the last Sub WITHOUT one. Well, there goes that lucrative visit to a TV accident lawyer. They had, so it was told, trouble getting him back to the US. SCORE could/would not help since the injured party was not banded, so they say. The Cooks, sideliners all this year, were actually called and begged to drive a Kia. That they did and thus they finished, which was their only goal. They were second. Bates bought a place in Pete's Camp. Now he's Tony's neighbor ... ! THE POST-RACE CHECKER MEETING -Race discussion was disolved by two strippers. The tartlets showed up with a posse of Duenas' cholo chasers -the dollies did their act on themselties instead of the rank and file. Therefore the passed hat was passed without much interest or imput so the club had to ante up the (big) difference. Would it not make more sense to have these extracurricular activities on a night NOT after a major event-at some time when the attendance might be lower and nothing else is on tap? And is using club moneys for strippers really an acceptable expense? LA RANA -The Lucerne 6 lap 300 miler found the Checkers doing well, mostly. Duenas broke all the engine and tranny mounts in his "1600"; Dan Martin showed his potential by running second in "1600" until he lost a gearbox on the third lap; Mister Excitement, Larry Bolin, struggl-ed after smacking a 20mph truck at 80; a major speed difference, then could not continue. Nelson's son broke his truck after Fred's three smooth laps -the pinion came out of the housing and subsequent! y lost the tail housing. "It's all lying_in the dirt!_" was the kid's call. BT Bates drove ''his'; non-Checker car, won by a large margin and clinched the "9" championship. The Checker's "Pretender To Hibbard's Throne" did real good once again. Jim Greenway is reportedly getting a new car and wants to get back in the (good) graces of the Checkers. His third in a non-Checker Class 10 car and fourth 0 1 A was a good start. Welcome back, when/if ever you come back. Craig Dillon got away from the old man and put his non-Checker car into second in Class 10 and third Overall. The Flying K repz Brothers took out the Rev's pit signs and abused the radio beyond belief, screaming and yelling like, well, like the Harmans. Big Frank needed a rev limiter on his mouth: "Silence is Gold.en, ***hole!" At the event when they had no race chatter they won it; this time it was a fifth place and a still OK second in year end points. How come the best finishers were in non-Checker cars! Can't you guys properly prep your own cars? The Weath-erman avoided all Checkers like the plague. Figures. PAY YOUR DUES -Dues are due, dudes. CHECKER BANQUET -The Asuza Elks Lodge once again hosts the yearly blow-out.January 13th is the date for you closet Checkers to come out and mingle. ERECTION OF OFFICERS -Vote early and often on January 10th. . WAHZOO 10, WEATHER-MANO -So it continues. In light of the last "Radio Nerd" column, the W eatherman now wants your club to edit the Wahzoo's work. The Big Wahzoo is above such things! So fergit it! He answers to no man. Certainly not answering to the likes of Peralta, Doug Brown or George Thompson. So let's put this to bed, OK? We all know that the Weather-man is a cranky, irascible so-and-so but how would you like to race without him? Or look at it this way: How about The Big Wah-zoo ... as the Weatherman?!!! You see my point ... right? AffENTION PIT TEAMS Send us your tales of triumph and troubles and they will be featured on these pages. 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,<. Lake Superior PRO Rally -One does not come to this rally unless prepared for the worst the upper peninsula can dish out. This year we would start with clear but cool weather, then it would rain, then four to eight inches of snow would make the going in stages four through eight interesting to say the least. On the first night of wmpetition the final three stages, nine, ten and eleven would be canceled as accumulat-ing snow and fallen trees would prevent the safe passage of not only rally cars but service vehicles and stage workers, so in a smart and safe move the rally would end early and restart the following day. The second day would see some rain, however in general the conditions for up here would be very good for rallying. By John Elkin Rallying on the UP in Michigan in November usually features snow for at least one night. Overall winners Henry Joy and Chris Griffin slide through/ the soft white stuff falling on their way to winning in the Mitsubishi Lancer. Anything can happen in the Championship, the Lake Super-upper peninsula of Michigan in ior PRO Rally is also the most October, and by anything we are difficult rally on the schedule. notjusttalkingabouttheweather, Sure, Rim of the World is although it would be a factor rougher, Susquehannock Trail is before the rally was over. In what faster, Ojibwe has tricky roads is arguably the most scenic rally of and Maine is slipperier, but none the 1995 Michelin PRO Rally of those events has all of that in Sam Bryan and Rob Walden did an amazing job in the Saab 900 running second in Group 2 until the late stages, then they not only won the Group 2 category, they placed second overall in the rally. Cal Landau and Eric Marcus splash through a water crossing on Mandan East II on their way to winning Production GT Class and finishing fourth overall, in the Mitsubishi Eclipse. Tad Ohtake and Bob Martin kept the Ford Escort charging on toward the win in Production Class. The team also clinched the Production Class title with this win, so they could skip Maine if desired. Page 44 Phot.os: R.C. Imagery/Tom Buchkoe one rally. And that is what makes this rally the meanest, toughest and roughest rally of them all. Kevin DeLoughary and his merry band of weather-proofed volun-teers saw to it that this years rally would meet all the above require-ments and more. As everyone knows in the rally community the home of the Lake Superior Rally is Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. These cities have been sharing as host cities of the rally for several years now, and with this year the addition of the city of L'Anse as the Pare Expose before the rally was well accepted. This section of the upper peninsula has always welcomed the rally, gone out of their way to make us feel welcomed and this year did not disappoint us again. Many things draw us this city pair, but this year one of the most famous land-marks in rallying was not there to greet us, the Library Bar. The Library has been the meeting place of rallyists since the inception of rallying up here, sadly the building burnt down two months before the rally, and while the rally was as good as always, the workers as great as always, the roads as challenging and the people as, if not more than welcoming; there was something missing. Like if you were still a kid and the city chopped down the tree your clubhouse was in. If all the planets were aligned correctly, the karma was right and the chips fell the right way most of the class points championships would be decided at this rally. And in the case of Rallytruck, Production, Group A and Open that would be the case. As stated already the weather would become the main concern. Day one was to comprise 11 stages and almost 300 miles total, as teams headed south through the Keeweenaw to run stages around L'Anse. On day two teams would wind their way up through some very beautiful country to Copper Harbor and eight more stages, including the formidable Mandan stages which would be four of the eight scheduled. Also included was the Brockway Mountain stage, completely paved and lots of fun, a bright spot sandwiched by the dark and forbidding Mandan roads. What makes Mandan so feared? The road, if you can call it that, is very rough in nature with much exposed rock, deep water holes and mud, the first Mandan stage is 12.42 miles while the second one is eight miles. And you run them twice. Production class was looking like an interesting fight. With the absence of Jim Anderson all Tad Ohtake/Bob Martin had to do was finish to take the title, however an entry came on the scene as Al Kaumeheiwa/Craig Sobczak debuted a Plymouth Neon, however on the first stage the engine control computer failed. It was a shame as the Neon Bruce Newey and Charles Bradley won Group A in the Toyota Celica All Trac and also won the Group A Championship, placing sixth overall. Group A is being eliminated from Pro Rally in 1996. ~-------------Dave Turner and Ben Bradley wrapped up the Rallytruck title with the victory in their Mitsubishi Truck. This class is being merged into Production class for the 1996 Pro Rally Series. January 1996 had looked so very promising in the press stage earlier in the day. Tad Ohtake/Bob Martin ran uncontested to the win and the title as they capped off a year which included reshelling their Ford Escort. In Rallytruck Dave Turner / Ben Bradley had some high adventure on their way to a win in class and the season championship. They were going well early, until the snow hit and then the Mitsubishi truck was at a loss for traction and encountered several spins, some of them in transits, however the California driver pulled it all together to finish the rally and win the class easily. Turner becomes the only other driver except Rod Millen to win back to back championships in a different class.Wonder what he'll run next year? Group A was a Bruce New-ey /Charles Bradley runaway as the Toyota Celica All Trac ran well to a sixth overall finish and the class win, along with the season title for Group A. This will be the final Group A title won in the United States for the foreseeable future as next year the class will be merged with Open cars. Production GT was a three horse race, and all three cars able to promote quite a bit of excitement. Steve Gingras/Bill Wes trick were the odds on favorites for the win in their Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, and they did not disappoint as on the first stage they put a small lead on the Domino's Pizza Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX of Cal Landau/ Eric Marcus, who are in a tight points battle with Janice Damitio/ Amity Trowbridge in the Crazee Espresso Toyota Celica All Trac, who were here for the first time but staying close. Landau/Mar-cus gained back the time plus two seconds on Gingras/Westrick, the next stage was another three seconds in hand to Landau, but as the snow fell it was Gingras who pulled about half a minute back and held it through the shortened evening. As this was transpiring the Domino's Pizza car was starting to show a problem as a linkage problem starte<;l throwing the car into and out of four wheel drive mode at will, the car's will. The solution to the problem as Landau saw it was, "Go as fast as I can before the car breaks." Gingras/Westrick pulled a great final stage out of the Mitsubishi running just three seconds shy of the overall best time on stage. Damitio/Trowbridge, new to this snow rallying business were staying on the road and keeping the leading pair in sight as the first night closed. Going into day two Gingras was filled with great expectations as he and Westrick were now in third overall in the National rally. The transmission was no better for Landau/Marcus but they would carry on. Damitio/Trowbridge, now seven minutes back would drive their rally and hope for troubles in the Domino's entry. Gingras was fast throughout the second day, gaining time, working his way to second overall. .. right before his transmission failed in the Brockway Mountain stage.-Despite some flat tire woes the Landau/Marcus Eclipse pressed on to take the class win by five minutes. Damitio and Trow-bridge now have to look towards the Maine Forest Rally in DuJtyTimes

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Mike Hurst and Rob Bohn led Group 2 for most of the rally, but dropped to second in Group 2 late in the game and finished third overall as well. Coming from Washington State the Mandan Water Crossings did not bother the Toyota of Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge much, and they were second GT. Mitch McCullough and John Elkin were second overall. first 4WO-in the Lac Vieux divisional rally on Sunday. December to fight it out for the title with their season long rivals. Group 2 was a barn burner of a rally with several very fast cars running on limit all sixteen stages. If Sam Bryan/Rob Walden could win the class they would take the title in their Saab 900, but standing in their way were eight competitors trying their best to deny them that scenario. Bryan/ Walden started the rally fast by winning the first three stages, with only Mike Hurst/Rob Bohn close behind in the Nissan Z00SX. Once the snow hit it was Hurst/Bohn who had the hot tire set up and snow experience that launched them ahead of the Saab by almost three minutes and into a not too astonishing fourth overall at the end of the first night. John Vanlandingham /Tom Gillespie were third in a Saab 96 another three minutes back but just ahead of yet another Saab 99 of Gerald Sweet/Stuart Spark. Pete Lahnm/Jimmy Brandt were fourth in a Datsun 510 after slipping ar.d sliding their way through the snowy night. As day two started out Sam Bryan /Rob Walden started reeling in the Nissan little by little, 12 seconds in the first stage, two seconds in the next, then a minute and a quarter on the first long Mandan stage and another half a minute on the next. While Bryan would only need a second place finish in the rally to cinch the points title, he is a racer, and he spent the remaining stages reeling in and passing the Nissan for the lead, the win and an amazing second overall finish! Hurst/ Bohn never let up on the pace, stayed in third overall and second in class in what was probably a bittersweet drive for the midwest team. Gerald Sweet/Stuart Spark drove through the competition and nabbed the third spot and fifth overall in their Saab, clinching the manufacturers title for the Swedish carbuilder in the process. Vanlandingham/ Gilles-pie hung out the older Saab 96 to keep fourth place after some troubles nagged the car in the late going. Wayne and Annette Prochaska put in a good showing for Volkswagen as they pushed their Golf GTI to the fifth place in class. Pete Lahm/Jimmy Brandt get a special mention as they would not be denied the fifth spot or a finish as they endured a broken exhaust with six stages left, then in the final stage the tie rod bent on the Datsun, a side of the road repair was enacted and the pair made the finish and sixth place in class. Open class was an iffy looking situation for all the competitors in class, and it was a large class, the biggest of the rally with 13 cars. All eyes turned to the usual people in the early stages but that was all they would be there for. Dusty Times Henry and Cindy Krolikowski went out of the Pro rally with electrical woes in the Dodge Shadow, got fixed and went out and won the Lac Vieux divisional on Sunday. Chris Czyzio and Eric Carlson won the Keweenaw Challenge Saturday Divisional Rally, and placed their Plymouth Arrow in second in Open class in the national rally. They had a good weekend. Paul Choiniere/John Buffum started out their usual fast-selves until stage four when Choiniere hit a large double water hole and the engine ingested non-compres-sible fluids (water) blowing the motor in the Hyundai. Doug Shepard/Pete Gladysz also hit the water holes and drown their Eagle Talon, losing much time. Even-tually the Talon would be withdrawn from the rally due to the large time deficit caused from the water and a wheel problem. This left Carl Merrill/John Bellefluer out front in the Ford Escort Cosworth with Henry Joy/Chris Griffin trailing in the Mitsubishi Lancer EZ. But once the snow hit in stage five the rally changed complexion as Joy, a native of the area, brought snow tires, Merrill did not. In the first snow stage Joy /Griffin started gaining time in clumps on three of the next four stages. By the end of the night it was Joy leading Merrill by three seconds. Tom Ottey/ Pam McGarvey were finally able to debut their new Hyundai all wheel drive car, and while using this rally as a steep learning curve were in a solid third place but eight minutes back from the leaders. Henry and Cindy Krowlikowski were fourth in their Dodge Shadow, which they were debuting here, followed by Mitch McCullough/John Elkin, who had unmothballed his Mazda 323GTX ir~er a year sabbatical. Day two was looking interest-ing back at the front as the drier conditions meant a straight fight for the win between the Ford and the Mitsubishi, however lurking behind was the Hyundai, Dodge and Mazda. In stage four of the day it was looking bad for both leaders as at the service area after stage four the Mitsubishi came into the service area crabbing sideways, the suspension in the rear looking very bent or broken, the Ford was next, leaking fluids all over and smoking. It was looking better for the three makes in the rear. In stage four Henry had no idea what he hit or if it was just a fatigue issue but the long threaded bolts that hold the rear suspension in place were broken, and he had no spares. Luckily for Joy his.crew chief deci.ded that the only bolts that would work were the ~mes that h'eld dow.n the battery •in the car. In twenty minutes, well within the time they had, the Mitsubishi was flawless again, but questionable as to the strength of those bolts. Merrill had hit something, he says he was unaware of any big hits, and pushed his skid plate back into the lower radiator mounts, breaking the radiator in two causing some major overheating. But his crew was fast, bent the skid plate back, replaced the radiator and sent Carl onto the paved stage. Krowlikowski's had a problem~ with engine management in the Dodge and were out of the rally, while the Hyundai of Ottey/ McGarvey was last seen on stage three, hood up. McCullough/ Elkin Mazda moved into third spot in class. However the paved stage would be the deciding factor This potent pair, Paul Choiniere and his stepfather John Buffum who did the navigating, went out early in the Lake Superior Rally with water in the Hyundai Etantra's engine. The rally was sponsored by the D & N Bank. in the rally for many. . Brockway Mountain is a fun three and a half mile stage, the easiest of the rally in comparison. But is was in this stage that Carl Merrill/John Bellefluer saw the work replacing the radiator go for naught as the Cosworth ate the head sealing a-rings, which cost $300 a piece according to the man that pays the bills, ending the day for Ford. McCullough /Elkin broke the rear driveshaft right at the start of the stage and were also out of the rally. The battery bolts held for Joy/ Griffin as they sailed through the remaining stages and won their first National rally overall. Henry Joy started rail ying four years ago, he worked this very event that year, and went from worker to winner in that span of time. Chris Czyzio/ Eric Carlson moved up in their Plymouth Arrow to second in open class proving that you cannot keep a good Arrow down and giving T earn Sarcasm their best .day yet in rallying. !id MaklenberglBarbara Steencken were third in their Dodge Omni while the Mitsubishi Celeste of Jeff Bothee/Tom Beltman gave Chry~ler Import products the top four spots in class! Of special mention is the Ford Mustang of the Hairy Canary Team who nabbed the fifth spot in open class in their return to PRO Rally. The win by Henry Joy gave Paul Choiniere the title for Open Class, as even with his DNF he came out a winner. SCORE 1995· ENGINE BUILDER OF THt YEAR! We would like to thank and congratulate all these FAT-powered 1995 Class points champions: SCORE Class 1 Champion .......................... Julson/Lofton SCORE Class 1 O Champion ........................ Job/Maceachern SCORE Class 5 Champion .......................... James/Kalicki LA RANA Class 10 Champion ..................... McGillivray/Greenway SODA Class1/2-1600 Champion ................ Jason Crowder SODA Class 1 Champion ............................ Tod Attig RACING ENGINES. TRANSMISSIONS AND OFFROAD PARTS Send or call for our new catalog $5.00 January 1996 SCORE Engine Builder of the Year for 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995! 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Oskosh, Wisconsin Off Road Festival By Barb & Marilyn Schultz Rob MacCachren had a great year driving for Rampage Racing: he won Class 4 and the 2x4/4x4 ·challenge race for team owners Paulette and Dennis Schleuter and took the Class 4 Championship with his success at Oshkosh. _ He flew the Ford in style to cap off the season, winning. This was it. The one where all of the bananas were on the line. The SODA Race Event that would determine the 1995 SODA Class Champions. We're at the last stop on the World Series of Off Road Racing's Tour, the SODA Series, held at the Winne-bago County Fairground, Osh-kosh, Wisconsin. Racing action began on Saturday, September 16, under cloudy skies and the threat of rain hanging over the track. All races for the weekend were scheduled to go fifteen minutes. The best part of this event is that all proceeds are donated by the promoting group, the Badger-land VW Club, to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In truth, the racing action actually got underway on Friday, September 15, with a group of wonderful drivers who accompanied Marty Reid Enterprises to visit the children at the hospital. Scott Taylor, Geoff Dorr, Todd Attig, Scott Douglas and Jack Flannery put smiles on the faces of many youngsters who don't have much to smile about. Thank you, guys and Marty Ried and staff for caring. The opening ceremonies at this race event always touch the hearts of those in the stands. As the National Anthem is played, a large number of off road vehicles loaded with children from Child-ren's Hospital, each vehicle bear-ing a good sized American Flag, enter the track and park in full view of the stands. It makes quite a statement about what life is really all about - caring about each other. The racing?? With Class Championships on the line, it just didn't get any better. Classes 6 and 8S took the first green flag of the weekend with lots of action and a boat load of attrition. 'Course at the start of the race the rain fell in buckets making for a super slippery track. Bill Grabo-ski had accumulated enough points to make this a fairly easy run to the Class Championship in Class 6. Rick Rayford quickly built up a big lead and went on to the checkers. But Darrin Parsons put it all on the line to make sure Rayford didn't feel lonely out Ol' Joint Jigger The innovator, not an imitator 913-788-3219 Page 46 Tube notching is simple with the 01' · Joint Jigger. Using standard bi-metal hole saws, and a 1/2" hand drill or small drill press to provide the power, this fixture notches quickly and accurately the ends of tube or pipe up to ~• OD and at any angle to 45 degrees. We deal everyone fits. (Good fits, that is) Call, w.rite or FAX to order, or for additional info CaJJ tolJ free! 1-800-NJCE CUT (642-3288) FAX toll free! 1-800-HO'l' RODS (468-7837) Dale Wilch Sales & Mfg. P.O. Box 12031 Kansas City, KS 86112 FAX 913-788-9682 Phot.os: Jeanne Brown/Greg Rogalski there! Parsons took his Bronco to · the limit to come within striking distance but had to settle for second. Graboski took it easy and came out with the third place. The rest of the field in Class 6? Well, the track and the mud just plain ate 'em. Class 8S came out six entries strong, a good indication that this new class is going to grow and prosper, with a lot of good fender Mike Seefeldt has been in the hunt all year in Classes 2-1600 and 1-1600 and this race was no exception. He had the early lead in 2-1600 action but dropped to a close third at the flag. to fender racing action. The put Mason, Tim Christensen, beginning battle was between · Ron Karlman, and Tom Brock-Randy Krall and Mike Mischler, man in spin-out chaos with each wanting that Championship. Mason coming out the loser. Mischler gave it one heck of a go Christensen moved to third place but lost his machine with five laps and held it to the end. Mason to go. What happened? Krall worked his way back through the came around this really tricky field for a nice fourth place finish. inside corner and smoked both Brockman rounded out the top Kelly Worral and Mischler. five finishers. Also flagging were Worral got put back a bit but the rookie David Allen, Gary mishap put Mischler out alto-Plummer and Shayne Pagels. gether. Even with a first place Rats, for the last time this finish, Krall did not have enough racing season Class 11 · Double points to capture the crown. Seat took the track and did so a Mischler came off the field with whopping twenty one entries the distinction of being the first strong! Why do we say "rats"? SODA Class 8S Champion! Say, Because we love watching this that team from Michigan with class of go getters scrap it out and driver Kelly W orral is a bunch to it's no fun to think we've got to contend with! This, sports fans, is wait a whole winter to see 'em the truck built by Darrel Walton, again! What a deal! Mark Oberg usually driven by veteran Cheryl came off the start going great guns Walton. Cheryl is in the "moth-and hell bent forleather! The hard erly" way putting Worral in the charge paid off in a big way as he driver's seat. And one heck of a put on a big enough lead early in job he's doing! Worral hung on the race to keep him in first place despite the early fender bender to the final flag. How does he do and took home second place. it?? The amazing Dan Baudoux Also taking the green flag were started the race in seventeenth Terry Friday, Mike Bergner and position, charged through the Tom Jones. field and came out with an You can always count on this incredible second place finish! race event bringing out a strong That's just the nuts -and he does number of Class 5-1600 Baja it race after race!! Now the Bugs! We weren't let down this Championship here was most year with nine of these off road interesting. Glen Mathews had a classics taking the track. W owie so-so race, corning out with sixth Kazowie! ! Mike Brue found the position but had run up the points pedal off the start and just kept it to still take home the Class 11 down for a dandy flag to flag run Double Seat Championship! Nice for the win! BUT, our fearless work, Glen! The last three laps of leader, Terry P. Wolfe, with a the race were super exciting with super race in second place gained Baudoux, Curt Gerald, Wes enough points to go over the top Frehse and Mike Oberg making for the Class 5-1600 Champion-some crucial position changes. ship. The battle between Brue, Gerald had maintained second Wolfe, Greg Smith and Tim placeallthewaytothenexttolast Christensen for the title has been lap when Baudoux got around nothing short of awesome - nice him. On the white flag lap Mike racing all of you! The above Oberg slipped by Gerald putting mentioned inside corner played Mike in third and kazow -Gerald havoc with drivers all weekend disappears! Here comes Frehse and John Mason had an unpleas- throu_gh the field with fourth ant experience with it. Mason place. Gary Beherns had a nice came into the corner at lap three run to fifth place, Mathews took in third place and moving in on sixth. Completing the top ten the leaders. Holy cats, the corner were Greg Stingle. Lonnie Mark Oberg charged off the line in Class 11 D and his good start kept him in the lead all the way to the checkered flag in this very competitive class of SODA racing. January 1996 Andrews, Mike Allen· and Tom Hoppock. All season long we've been reporting the hot and heavy action between Mike Seefeldt, Jason Crowder, Dan Baudoux and Mark Steinhardt. What a great run for the Championship! Eleven machines are on the line, the flag drops and Mike "The Kid" Seefeldt takes the early lead. Seefeldt immediately has Dan Baudoux hot on his tail with Bob Blaney, Greg Smith and Jason Crowder breathing down his neck. Lap two: Seefeldt, Baudoux and Blaney in a tight race with Crowder having blown by Smith. Lap three: Now it's Seefeldt, Baudoux and here comes Crow-der, by Blaney! This top three order goes on to lap ten with the crowd holding it's breath at each corner, each jump. Lap 11: Lapped traffic is corning into play and Baudoux makes the pass on Seefeldt at the trick corner! Now it's Baudoux, Seefeldt and Crowder. White flag lap: it's intense. The trio is at the trick inside corner, Holy Hannah!! Crowder makes the pass on Seefeldt putting the pecking order at Baudoux, Crowder, Seefeldt. Now it _gets really intense, the flag man has the checkered flag in hand, Crowder puts down the pedal, the last corner is made, Baudoux and Crowder approach the table top and, and! It's Crowder for the win in a photo-finish victory! Baudoux has second place by half a buggy length! The valiant Seefeldt takes home third! Now, despite the awesome win, the Class 2~1600 SODA Championship goes to Dan Baudoux! Great race guys!! Now, don't think these three top notch dudes had the whole show, no siree! Bob Blaney, Greg Smith and Mark Steinhardt went at it tooth and nail the entire race with Blaney holding off hard charging Smith and Steinhardt ~ for a while. _With three laps to go Steinhardt and Blaney are a mere two seconds apart with Smith not much further behind them. In three laps the position changes held Steiny at fourth, put Smith up into fifth and whoa Nellie -her comes Mark Krueger up to sixth! Eric Brannstrom pulled out seventh and Blaney would end up with eighth. Pete Kowatsch, Cliff Holiday, Todd Thuemling and Roy Holmes completed the field. What a super race Class 9 /10 had to wind up their season! Todd Attig had pole position and made the most of it with a go to the distance win. The super fast Attig had quite a run for the money from Jeff Probst and Dan Bau-doux out of the green flag with all three running right close to a one , minute lap time. Uh-oh, it's that DustyTimes

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inside corner again, Probst and Baudoux wanted the same line and in the process got hooked together costing both parties some serious trouble. It put Baudoux out of the race ·in two more laps and put Probst enough behind Attig to have to cause him some real problems. Jeff St. Peter made his way through the pack of nine entries to challenge Probst for second position and made a spectacular pass going over the famous table top jump. St. Peter kept the position withstanding the best efforts of Probst to get it back. Third place for Probst was enough, however, tQ put Probst into the Class 9 /10 Point's Championship! Tell ya' what, that Scott Schwalbe had a most determined hard fought season! Schwalbe has been consistent, had few mechanical woes and always put on a good clean show for the fans. The determined Schwalbe drove to a neat fourth place. Also finishing were Jim Struble, Tom Schwartzburg and Trent Hanson. Okey-dokey, one of "us re-porters" has waited all year to make the following statement in print: This was a tough year for followers of Class 4 -and Chad Schlueter's Rampage Racing Team. Each race event was a hard reminder that Chad was no longer with us. Now, skeptics, for the record; Chad had arranged spon-sorship contracts, had arranged for at least three sets of every part - engines included, piece of fiber-glass, etc. for the 1995 SODA race season before his tragic death. Those who choose to believe that his brave and deeply bereaved parents engineered the exceptional truck that Chad put together are choosing to deprive Chad and his memory of all that he accomplished. The weather man couldn't have picked a sillier time tq order up a drenching down pour! Eleven powerful, ground-pounding Class 4 trucks lined up at the start with tires set for a dry track. And it rained -not just your average rain, it sounded like hail in the covered grandstands! None the less, this is off road racing and the green flag flew sending all eleven out on one slick track! One more time, coming through the pack from the tenth place starting position, Rob MacCachren in Chad Schlueter's Rampage Racing truck came around the table top in the lead on lap one. MacCachren took the truck, minus his goggles, to the final win and the Class 4 Champ-ionship. · A bittersweet win for Nicole, Dennis and Paulette Schlueter softened by the full rainbow that lit up the sky at the end of the race. Indeed, Chad, this one's for you. Now don't for one minute get the idea that there wasn't anyone else on that track! We had the likes of the formidable Kevin Probst, Steve Kelley,Jumpin' Jack Flannery, Geoff Dorr, Greg "Mr. Consistency" Gerlach, Roy_ Stack, Bryan Frankenburg, Jeff Holtger, Gerald Foster and Scott Smith out there giving it all they had -and this group's "all" is extraordinarily awesome! Lap one and Dorr is right on MacCach-ren 's bumper, but disaster struck Dorr and he lost his front wheel drive making it damn near impos-sible to motate around the track. Probst was more than willing to step in and give MacCachren a run· for it as was Ke llev. Kelley DustyTimes Jason Crowder polished off a very good season in 1600 classes, winning the 2-1600 bash on Saturday and came back on Sunday to win the 1·2·1600 event in the same car. Brendan Gaughan was overjoyed to win the Class 13 race in his Dodge, and later he calmed down enough to go out and win the Non-Production Chal-lenger in his first year of Class 13 racing. He will try another class next season. Class BS really caught on this year with ever increasing entry, and it is good racing. Randy Krall took the win in BS with a daring pass on the trick corner. Sarah Sawa/1 was the top winner in the SODA Series winning all eight Women's Class 11 events. A perfect score for Sarah who runs fast enough to run with the boys too. overtook Probst and was on the gas looking for the leader. Mean-while Flannery is knocking on the Probst doors definitely wanting a piece of the action. Uh-oh, Probst looks to be in trouble, yep, the guess is that the left front brake locked up and by lap eight Probst had to pull off the track. And at lap eight the skies opened up with another heavy down pour. Now we've got Kelley in second and Jumpin' Jack in third. Wowsers, with four laps to go MacCachren sustains a left rear flat tire and is headed around the track on the inner liner. Kelley can't miss this and starts putt-ing the pressure on with Flannery churning up the mud and staying right with him. The final flag falls and Kelley has to stay with second place, Flannery in third. Gerlach drove a fantastic race to fourth place. Roy Stack did a heck of a job coming in fifth with Bryan Frankenburg taking home sixth. Despite the incredible steering problems, Dorr finished the race -quite an accomplishment. Was it a great race! Ya' bet your sweet patootie it was! A classic battle developed over the 1995 SODA race season between Class 7S drivers John Greaves and Art Schmitt -the showdown was now! This was a Point's Championship on the line and the entire class made it a race worth standing up to see! The field was ten trucks strong and when the green flag waved it was Art Schmitt out in front with Greaves on his bumper like glue on an envelope. Oh no, the killer corner takes a bite out of Greaves throwing him into a full 360 degree spin out! Undaunted, the amazing Greaves recovers and by lap two was still in second place but with time to make up to get to the front. Mark Eberhardt came out of the chute in third place and held it for two laps. Then, Hello, herecomesJimmieCrowderpass-Walker Evans had to do was take in_g first Tom Hockers and then the green flag and he had the Class Eberhardt for the position. 8 Championship sewn up. Not Meanwhile Greaves is still on the only did the coast to coast veteran attack, Schmitt maintaining a two take the flag, he did it with style! and a half second lead. Seeing was Now, right off the start rival Scott believing as Greaves in his Taylor ran into some serious determination to make the pass trouble. The entire right front for the lead pulls into another full wheel assembly -spindle and all -spin-out. And once again Greaves parted company with the rest of manages to keep his position and the truck requiring ah instant pit Schmitt puts a six second lead on stop. Taylor's crew got him bck him. on the track as fast as possible but Back in the pack, Crowder still with damage like that, well, it's has third place with Hockers incredible that Taylor finished. making a move on Eberhardt for -And he did. meanwhile Scott fourth place. It is down to the Douglas is in the hunt setting his wire, the white flag is out and sights on Evans. Douglas hung in Greaves still has Schmitt in there within striking distance and striking distance. Incredible!! The -whamo -he blows an engine. Up racing gods issue a decree -John came Jamey Flannery. Young Flannery stayed on the same lap as Evans through the entire race to take home second place. Jed Flannery had third place with pressure from behind by Dave Hockers. With two laps to go,Jed came off the back stretch and the truck simply burst into flames! Fire came pouring out from underneath the vehicle stepping up the blood pressure of these two country girls. Jed got out of the truck safely but was at the end of his 1995 racing season. Hockers moved into the third place position and kept it to the checkered flag. Jimmie Crowder powered his truck to fourth place. Pit stop,.,-Greaves is going to make yet one more disastrous full spin! Schmitt crosses the finish line in first and takes home the Class Champion-ship. What's remarkable is with the additional full spin the incredible Greaves STILL has second place! Gentlemen -it was awesome!! By now Crowder has developed some internal prob-lems and with a hearty hi-ho and a pop, pop, pop makes it across for third. Hockers has fourth. What's this?? Bill Bowles -and you'll remember we told you he'd done his homework -kept his truck together and drove to a dandy fifth place. Joe Dunlap completed the list of finishers. Where was Jeff Kincaid, always a top con-tender? Whew, the dude had absolutely no luck at all. Obvi-ously he had no power, no gears and it's note worthy to relate that on each lap he was able to keep the trucl_c moving. Kincaid pulled way over to the side of the track to let all other traffic through. What a guy! What a great race!! PIKE'S -So, ya' want trucks, trucks and more trucks? Got the message loud and clear and here come the mighty Class 8 trucks! About all January 1996 BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ... ~. THANKS! Denny'!! RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS ~ SERVICE EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT Pag& 47 --

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Scott Douglas gave it a big effort in the Class 8 Dodge, did his share of winning and taking top places, but luck left him at Oskosh and his engine took a dump. John Hueven is one of the top drivers in the Class 11 classes, but he was another one that needed a bit more luck to get a Joe Zilisch is a top contender in Class 13 in his modified GMC truck but he got caught out at the trick corner and the result was he was out of cpntention. victory, but was in the top 'C?n. --<Wi_W,_F'_;_t-;;;;;;;:--------Greg Smith was one of several fighting for the 5-1600 championship at this race, but after a strong run he was well back at the end of the race . Jim Struble flies over the famous table top in his Class 1 race car and he races for the fun of it and doesn't compete in all the SODA events. Jeff Kincaid is a strong runner in Class 7S, often leads the races and also fails to finish some of the events in the handsome Ford, including Oshkosh with mechanical failure. .,r wrecked steering and all, and it seemed that ·at long last i:he :;cott Taylor pulled out a fifth bugs were worked out and Dean place finish. Hey Walker, where was definitely "on a roll". Now, are ya' going?? Betcha' the thrill of we wouldn't be jesting about a roll · winning the Championship over of any kind without knowing caused a momentary brain fade as that the driver came out of the Walker cut across the track with deal in one piece-roll overs aren't trucks still finishing the race. Also funny. But, poor Pat Dean has it finishing were Tom Jensen and all together, is making some the only woman in Class 8, Gail moves to get to the front of the Brand. field and hit the trick corner just a Phil Doyle of the SODA Lites little too fast and boy, did he go didn't have his best race of the over -and over and over. The real season but it was enough to clinch bite out of the whole deal was that the Championship! Cory Friday Dean had a good third place run had the distinct pleasure of going, rolled, kept his position bringing his Lite around the track and then the roll over created for a nice first place in full view of enough damage to slow the his hometown crowd! Mike vehicle down. Scott Schwalbe saw Cherry grabbed second place with the opening, made the pass and Holgeir Oksnevad in third. Doyle took third place. Much to his finished in fourth. credit, Dean finished the race in It was a great day of racing, the fourth. sun finally did come out and stay Whoa, they came to the line out and the weather remained sixteen entries strong, lined up unseasonable warm. Made for four across and there was a some super camp fire bench Championship on the line. This racing! Of course, not many folks would be the Class 13 trucks. To missed the annual dance where set the stage: Up to the Crandon the proceeds are donated to Fall Run, itlooked like young hot Children's Hospital. shoe Brendan Gaughan had the Now, Sunday did dawn a little title sewn up. However, Gaughan on the crisp side, but no matter, lost mega points with his roll over the stands were full and everyone at Crandon. Now it looked like was ready to go racing!! Class l /2 Dan Vanden Heuvel had the title started the day's action with the sewn up. Dan only had to finish season long duel between Todd sixth or higher to take all the Attig and Jeff Probst. As usualthe marbles. The green flag flies and two stayed darned near glued they're off! One more time it's togetherforpositionwithAttigin Gaughan in the front with the lead. Probst had the pedal all · Vanden Heubel charging hard, the way down, the two hit the . hot and heavy. They have Bruce back stretch, Probst went for the Shilts, Lonnie Andrews and pass, makes it and bang! Probst Lowell DeGreef and a cast of makes the pass all right and then thousands hot on their bumpers. goes off the track in a thick cloud And don't forget the movin' and of black smoke putting an end to groovin' Joe• Zilisch, he's right his season. Attig took his fast there too. Uh.:.Oh, the trick inside moving machine on in.for the win corner ·grabs Zilisch and puts him and the Class l /2 Championship! out of it. To cut to the heart of Now, the never to be left out Jeff things, the top two remain in St. Peter had to notice that Probst position · to the white flag lap. was out of it and St, Peter stuck Unbelievable!! his foot through the floor to come Gaughan and Vanden Heuvel within striking distance of Attig. are headed for the checkers and . Had there been more time, well, lea-pow! Vanden Heuvel's truck who knows?? As it was St. Peter shoots out flames, he's out of the came across with second. truck, the fire is out and so is the Welcome to short course Championship. Gaughan comes racing Pat Dean! Dean and his across in first, the lost truck puts crew have had trouble all summer Vanden Heuvel in fifteenth place long with the high powered buggy and the Championship goes to Page 48 one very excited Brendan · and by the completion of the first third place. The dude was movin'! Gaughan! Lonnie Andrews drew lap was already in second place Scott Douglas took fourth place on his superb buggy driving skills right on the heels of early leader on the lead lap. Flannery lost his and pulled out second place. Mark Oberg. Baudouxgotaround machine about half way through Whew! The action further back in Oberg by lap four, quickly put a the lap. Jumpin' Jack had a really the pack was reminiscent of stretch on the pack and went in rough race season, but if we know Friday night's demolition derby! for the win and the Class Jack,lookout-he'llbebackwith We can't remember when we've Championship! Mark Oberg had a vengeance! Also finishing the seen more sheet metal traded! a solid second place. The flag man race were Bryan Frankenburg and Bruce Shilts waged war on the must have thought he was seeing Dave Heckers. track, got into George Schultz and double and had had too much Say, this Rear Engine Limited it ultimately cost Shilts a position. racing as third place was Mike Challenge was like no other we've Shilts went across the finish line Oberg! Glen Mathews also ran ever seen! And how's, that you in third but was docked back to one fine race as he started in say? Because the SODA Lites got fourth. Tommy Drews had twentieth position and wound up into the battle and darned if they fourth, after trading paint with with a hard fought fourth place. didn't just steal the show! It's lap darned near everyone, but would Lonnie Andrews held a steady one and Holgeir Oksnevad in his end up with the official third place race and came out with fifth. SODA Lite comes around in the position. R.J. Flanagan rounded Rounding out the top ten were lead, Phil Doyle in his SODA Lite . out the top five. John Huven, Mike Allen, Gary hot on his tail! Third place? That Eighteen Class 1-1600 cars Blaney, Duane Velie and Tracy would be Dan B~udoux in the took the starting line six vehicles Peebles. Ther~ just wasn't a bad customary 1-1600 car. Fourth wide and what a race it was! For place to look on the track during place? It's Mike "The Kid" the last time in 1995 the familiar this ·race as these competitors Seefeldt! The crowd loved it!! paint jobs of Mike Seefeldt, Mark were scrapping every inch of the Now this pattern continued to lap Steinhardt, Dan Baudoux, Jason way! four when Baudoux did overtake Crowder and the rest of the brave What's that??? Thunder in the Doyle and by lap six the infamous soulsinthatclassdukeditoutfor valley?? You betcha' there was Baudoux had the lead with points, position and the Champ-thunder in the valley with the last Oksnevad in second. Greg Smith ioship. From the get go Crowder 2x4-4x4 Heavy Metal Challenge had been pounding the back put his foot down and went all the race for 1995. Thirteen Class 8 bumper of Seefeldt and finally • way to the checkered flag for the and Class 4 trucks took the made th~ pass working up to· win and the Class 1-1600 starting line for an absolutely third.Andherecomethefamiliar Ch amp ions hip! It's been an spectacular show! Rob MacCach-names in not so familiar places. By exciting year watching this young ren came around lap one with the the end of the race Baudoux had · guy from Florida take command lead, Geoff Dorr hot on his pulled out one more win, but of his vehicle, make the points bumper and Walker Evans Oksenvad held down his second and be such a gentleman both on breathing down their necks. Steve place position! (Who says the and off the track! Steinhardt did a Kelley, Scott Douglas and Jack SODA Lites aren't fast????) Smith super job of holding down second Flannery weren't dragging their kept the third place position and place until Baudoux made his feet either. Ouch, Dorr is off the Jason Crowder worked his way up customary smooth moves and track by lap two, MacCachren to fourth. Mark Steinhardt took the position. Steiny took still has the lead and Evans is completed the top five. Seefeldt? home a very well driven third. charging hard in second place. He had mega problems with the Seefeldt also had an outstanding Incredible! About half way trackincludingafullspinoutand year and for this race placed thr,ough the race MacCachren ultimately came off the track on. fourth. Todd Crump, no stranger loses his front wheel drive and is the hook with the right front to the front running crowd, took still holding off the competition. wheel jutting 01:1t at a bad angle. home fifth. Completing the top Evans is bearing down hard-, each And, by golly, SODA Lite driver ten were Greg Smith, Mike Brue, -driverrunningrightaround-afifty IPhil Doyle wound up with sixth Gary McGowan, Larry Manske eight second lap time. place. Great race guys! and Matt Lyon. Kelley is gaining en Evans, the, By the time the Non-Produc-H old on to your shorts white flag is coming out-and oh, tionChallengerolledaroundwe'd Gertrude! Tw.enty-nipe Class 11 no! There Goes Walker Evans off ~otten word from Rob MacCach-Single Seat card came out to start the tr'ack! Kelley sees this misfor-<!n that the track was as slick .as one heck of a race! They were tune, puts the pedal down and ice and the Class 13 drivers gave lined up six wide and when the gives it all he's got. Too late, the that track condition the utmost flag flew it looked like a bunch of c_heckered flag is all MacCach-respect. R.J. Flanagan, Brendan buggies making like popcorn in a ren's! Now, right behind Kelley is Gaughan and Lowell DeGreefhad hot pan! Ya' want amazing? Try the undefeatable Scott Taylor a super race going, Flanagan this: Dan Baudoux came out of who worked from tenth place on taking the early lead. By lap three the start in thirteenth position, the start through to a well driven Gaughan had the lead with January 1996 Dusty Times

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Flan~gan and DeGreef changing positions for second and third. Gaughan drove a conservative and well controlled race for the win. DeGreef pitted with a right rear flat tire leaving Flanagan with second place. R.J. almost lost the position as he hit the tricky and by now ice-like corner and went into a full spin.Tom Gasman had been right on Flanagan's tail, but not quite close enough. R.J. went on across the finish line in second, Gasman had a nice third. The Classes 7S, 8S and 6 Challenge started with nine· entries and wound up with only five finishers. The first one to bite the dust was Joe Ken tropp driving the Class 6 of Bill Groboski. Kentopp came over the table top at the end oflap one and whack-o, the drive shaft broke! Not to worry, owner Groboski said the drive shaft had served it's time and was due to let loose anyway. Now in the race with Class 7S trucks in it and John Greaves had entered and Art Schmitt has had to scratch, you tell us who came out with the lead and then on to a flag to flag win!!! It's always quite an experience to watch Greaves make his truck work! Tom Hockers went the distance in second place and did one fine job of it in the bargain. Here's to the new Class 8S - Kelly W orral came around with an excellent third place followed by a very deter-mined Darrin Parsons for fourth. Also finishing were BS driver Randy Krall and Class 6 driver David Giebel. That's it folks, the Challenge races are over for 1995 -but wait -don't go away, the Women's Classes are next and they have put on some red hot shows this year! As per the sacred order of things, the Women's Class 11 and the Women's Buggy Class green flagged first in a staggered start. For their last race of the season, the Women's Buggy Class had seven entries, including two Class 9s, one Class 10, and four 1 & 2-1600 cars. They're off and Ruth Schwartzburg and Gwen Holmes have a neck and neck battle going with Rhonda Smith in a hard charge at both of them. Schwartzburg has the lead, Smith makes the pass on Holmes, but disaster! Smith gets into ice-trick corner and makes the full spin out. Holmes is back on Schwartz-burg's bumper! The white flag is out, they're coming down the final stretch and hey, hey! Holmes makes the pass and comes through the checkers with the win. Rapid Ruth takes second and Smith has third. Schwartzburg had collected enough points over the season to keep her title as the Women's Buggy Class Champ-ion. Nicole Schlueter was out testing the waters for the second time this year and had a nice run going until the motor went away. In Women's Class 11 action the incredible Sarah Sawall did it one more time! This remarkable young woman went eight for eight for the 1995 SODA season earning her the Wo!Ilen's Clasl? 11 Championship! And this time Sawall did it with some reai problems! She got into a nasty stake with the track marking banner on it. Dragging a stake around is not gopd so Sawall was black flagged. Fortunately her pit crew removed the extra art deco but Sawall lost position to Shari Huven. Sa wall took the first place spot over again for the win but not Dusty Times without Huven giving it quite a run for the money. Lorri Pozaski went the distance for third place. Renee Lizotte and Annette Van W ychen rounded out the top five. Holy cats! Twelve-brave ladies took trucks to the start line for the last round of the Women's Heavy Metal show down! By statistics, three of these very skilled ladies could take the Championship title, Sherri Parsons in a Class 8, Valerie Rehn in a Class 13 and Robin Schultz, also in a Class 13. What a race! Rehn gunned it off the start and went on a stunning flag to flag run for the points and the q,ampionship! ! Gail Brand and her Class 8 truck was back on the track and put Parsons to the test for position. Brand wound up with second place, Parsons had a well driven third. We've had a good time watching Katie Smet get the hang of the Sha-boom's Class 13 and by golly, folks, she's got it! Nice fourth place finish Katie! Schultz rounded out the top five. Now before we go, at the 1994 SODA Awaras Banquet, SODA racers were asked to create a quilt block. One of the finest ladies we know, Cookie Konitzer, took these blocks and made a "racer's" quilt, pillow shams and throw pillows out of them. Quilting is a time consuming project. These quilted articles were raffled off, proceeds to go to Children's Hospital. Sports fans, these quilted items, at one dollar per chance, brought in over one thousand dollars! Our thanks to Cookie Konitzer for her long and patient efforts, to the racers who bought the raffle tickets and to Mr. Michael Gaughan for his most generous donation to reach the thousand dollar goal. Now, everyone, get creative, start saving your spare dimes, because Cookie is willing to do it all over again for the 1996 SODA Race Season! From Barb: Marilyn and I have enjoyed every minute of every race seasn we've covered for "Dusty Times. The racers, the promoters -heck, just everyone have made this an exciting and really fun occupation for us. I don't much like it, but my overall health picture just now will not allow me to continue this coverage for 1996. I want to thank first Jean Calvin for putting up with my never-on-time deadlines and for her continuing support, encouragement and for being the special lady that she is. Thanks also to my sister-in-law Marilyn for all that she has done to make it possible for me to be "in the thick" of things. Thanks to my family-expecially "Big Ed" and Robin who have to put up with "The Swamp", late dinners and bad moods! And thanks to all of you -you've helped me to maintain a world where I feel comfortable. It's true, there just isn't a better group of people than racers -and the best of them are SODA racers! RP Sl'EEO WHITEHEAD AUTO RACING PRODUCTS EIIGIIIE BUILDER OF CHANPIOIIS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS, DAVE WIDTEHEAD HAS BUILT CHAMPIONSHIP AND RACE-WINNING ENGINES FOR WINNER 1993 and 1994 Baja I 000 -Class 6 and Showroom Stock JEEP NOTORSPORTS DON-A -YEE NOTORSPORTS IARRY NADDOX RACING THESE DRIVERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN WINNERS WITH DAYE WHITEHEAD PREPARED ENGINES CURT LEDUC * STEVE KELLY* MIKE LESLIE * DARREN SKILTON CHUCK JOHNSON * LARRY NOEL * TOMMY CROFT WARP SPEED CAN NOW BUILD YOUR RACE-WINNING ENGINE ANY APPLICATION - 4 CYLINDER, 6 CYLINDER, 8 CYLINDER - ANY MAKE CALL DAYE WHITEHEAD TEL. (000)845-3377 FAX (000)845-5202 WARP SPEED 39067 ORCHARD STREET, CHERRY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA 92223 WINNERS OF 10 BAJA 1000 TITLES WINNERS OF 4 TOYOTA MILESTONE AWARDS WARP SPEED/ A DIVISION OF DON-A -YEE NOTORSPORTS January 1996 . Page 49 - I

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WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS -CANYON RACEWAY, PEORIA AZ Pcdotto Pounces at Canyon By Tony Tellier Wow! Tony Pedotto finally struck pay dirt in his ex-Steve Miller single seater, winning the Pro 1-2 race at Whiplash's Canyon Raceway GP. With the McKinley Clan taking over much of the day to day operation of the off road portion of the west Phoenix facility (a dirt oval and a motocross track are part and parcel of the on-going Canyon activities), it was only natural that Whiplash would eventually introduce the desert cars to the scenic and varied Agua Fria river hottom and terrace terrain. Pedotto really liked the gravely course, of course, turning the fast lap of the entire meeting in his first circuit of the second race. "Crew Chief" Ryan May has to be given some credit for "Mister Potatohead's" first pay day victory: "He helped in his own little way. He lent me his trailer," Tony laughed. A successful expatriate from the no cash This is the :,ystem run by most off road race winners Sportsman ranks, Pedotto had hands of buddies Chip and Dale been plagued this second year of (Honest!) as the bon vivant-ish racing by hub and stub axle . Bob was out of town on a problems. A concerted effort Jim "singles" cruise ship. Hmmm. Cunningham of Brand wood Driver Chip Wood blew the Type Buggies finally produced a I motor on the sixth lap, spewing winning combination. oil and aluminum all over the The first Pro moto was all Steve track. In any event, that kept dust Vesterdal as the big three liter down for the remaining competi-NissanJimco made mince meat of tors. A water pumper engine is all of the Pro buggies. Getting now in the works. stuck behind the 33 inch tall rock The second Pro 1-2 race was throwing rear tires proved to be marked by a violent roll over by intimidating and somewhat minerSteveVesterdalinhistank. counterproductive. Pedotto got Landing hack on his wheels, the hole shot and the handling was Vesterdal hammered back onto so rough that he blew the third the course only to be T-boned by turn. "I was relegated to second unsuspecting Cbss Ten competi-from then on. It was so dusty that tor Scotty Rhone. Thus twice · I was afraid to floor it blindly and, delayed; Steve lost a good two at the same time, I was afraid of minutes, finishing third. Ross gettingdrilled. Itwastight,second Wh i tmoyer's two man car, gear all the way ... except for driving the rotary through a ·maybe two places where I could modified Porsche gearbox, get to the top of third." dogged Pedotto for all nine laps. The Bob and Scott Weber two Between heats Tony had doffed seater was operated under the off his helmet and donned his thinking cap: "I knew the car, the Baja T , As, were too stiff so I thought of what else could I do?" Tony dropped the rears down by TRI-MIL BOBCAT • CllROME 19ll4-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER . six psia and "What a difference! I could put ( the car) anywhere I wanted." Tony, with second and first place moto finishes, won $630 against Vesterdal's first and third, which were worth $270. Ross had a third and a second for third overall and a payless payback. A serious student of the sport, Dan Spencer noted that "Tony did one hell of a nice job!" in his victory drive. The class of Class Ten, Ron Da_lke, continued his year long domination with a decisive second moto victory over Billy Tsakiris and the often unlucky Scott Rhone. Bill found that a Hewland gearbox was not the best set up on the short course, getting out dragged off the line and, like Pedotto, never getting past third gear. The V olkspower prepped Mirage won the first moto but in race number two he blew a Mud A IT - a sidewall ripped out. Levi Beard changed the tire and then tried to sell him a new SuperSeat. "He was catching Dalke but just ran out of time," attested Billy's mechanic, Jeff Knupp. A refugee from the "9s", "Donkey" had to learn efficient driving methods early on. And those days showed. And it paid off; three hundred bucks worth. The Challengers, and speaking of Challengers, a five car field traded shots. Kody "BOB" Wright lapped both Kurt Brew-13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310~217-9233 er/Bob Elio and Mike Long in the first race. Jeff Geiser debuted his · "new" ex-Vic Evans DirT rix car with the fast circuit but subse-quently losing two ·laps due to a ball joint change mid race, proving that it is difficult, indeed, · to win from the pits. T he John Lee car struggled three laps back. In race two, the tables turned as Long learned what it took to get ahead of a quick Geiser who, once again wasted his charge on real-ti me, course-side repairs. The steady Brewer/Elio effort took second for their first ever payday, _$150, while Mike Long pocketed Page 50 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED three-fifty. January 1996 Who can beat Kevin Patrick in Pro Trucks? Anyone? Anyone? Well, apparently the correct answer is: "No one'. The Red Dog powered Chevrolet roared to ( yet) another Whiplash win, dismissing Tom Buck's big motored Honcho for the dollars. Buck won the first moto by out-powering Kev while Allan Cluck's little VS motored D-50, recov-ered from a crunching crash at Snowflake, held down a distant third place. Don Kolt(aka "Cap'n Weenie", Purveyor To The Masses) struggled to a long second lap in his pretty GMC. .. which led to the pits. "Mad Wes" Holmes propelled his 454 Panzermobile only one lap. In the Pro S's second race, Kevin dominated, totally, as Holmes and Kolt could not answer the call, Buck retired after only three laps, Cluck folded on his fifth lap. Kev The Rad ruled. Cluck got $120. Sportsman trucker Mark Beeler should have entered his little yellow CJ in the Pro Truck race. He finished both races in the second overall position which would have taken over Allan Cluck's Pro second place a1;d the' $120. In Pro 5-1600 Tim Smith came down from Prescott to do battle with the Pavolkas and went home with hat in hand, not even completing a single lap in the first moto. Eric Pavolka smiled, as an inordinately lengthy second lap did not make him look so very good. In the following race, Smith took the measure of Eric but the first race DNS went ·against him, hard, and the Pro purse moneys went with the Pavolkas. In Pro 1600 action the vener-able Bill Krug once again ruled the restrictor plate roost (How many ways can you tactfully call a guy "old" without actually coming out and saying it?) Krug and map reader/ cactus plucker Bob Sanders taught newcomer ( to the "1600s" anyway) Steve Long just how the hog ate the cabbage with a long lead at the finish. Long (Oracle Rent-All), recently exiled from the Challenger ranks, was still struggling with the longer car, those pesky link pins and even extra shocks. Jerry French put in one quick lap in the second race and paid the price with a subsequent DNF. In Unlimited Sportsman Ken Crook and Dale Luce took the big motored Sportsman to the mat with a clean nine laps as both the Melissa Hall and Mike Herrick cars got off course, losing valuable and irrecoverable time. Richard Thomas and newcomer Jose Cavazos required lengthy on track repairs and thus were assigned to the Way Back and Left Out positions. In the second moto, Flame Propane's Mike Herrick (luckily NOT related to Badenoch 's Bill H!) dusted the Sportsman ranks, lapping the ten car field. But Crook did not get too out of shape and his second place position was the clincher for the #1 overall loving cup.Jack Farmer plowed dirt to a distant third place. Hall and Tom Surde: snatched defeat from the jaws· of victory by producing a sluggish, and truncated six lap effort. In Limited Sportsman the small bore fun buggies mixed it up plenty with everyone getting into the action. Mark Ottersburg lapped Steve Kuker and humbled the Schaible Brothers, Allan and Mike, and Clay Poulson's Bug who took thirty-six minutes for one lap. Not good. In the second race, it was tota II y a different deal as the Schaibles ruled. This time Poulson kept his wits and his car about him and was second. Kuker lost a trailing arm pivot bolt in his second race but did not let a little thing like that slow him down. Steve drove three more laps with the arm hanging. "He was even still in the hunt; with the arm a-flappin '! ", described John Emerson. Otters-burg went backwards rapidly and only did three laps. Two teams finished with five total points and the "Last Race Finish" tie-breaker rule wa~ invoked to the delight of sec.ond placing Otters-burg. Four seat driver Paul Swan took a bus load of friends for ;-ride to the single car class "win" then went out into the desert, exploring. Bad move. Finding a nice gravel pit, Paul powered up a steep sand hill at speed only to find that the mound dropped away on the blind side ... radically. Sticking the big Spencer car right up its nose from a great height, in a true Swan dive, left something to be desired. The spring keepers on all four front shocks were shattered. The reservoirs explod-ed. The rack was bent into a broad "U." Swan and his buddy laid out in the desert for over three hours before they were missed. Painful and promising to lingering back injuries could curtail future off road excursions. Coming Next Month ••• La Rana High Desert 300 CRS East of Indio Rally FAT Dunaway Dash SODA Winter Series SCORE Awards Banquet ... Plus all the regular features · Dusty Times

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'The Straight Poop' From the New Big Wah.zoo Lest you think there is only one WAHZOO, there in reality are several. You have read about Guest Wahzoos, Little Wahzoos, Subsitiute Wahzoos, Real Wah-zoos, people calling themselves Wahzoos. Now we have a NEW WAHZOO, that represents the serious minded racers and pitters who think our Checker club has to take a more professional approach to our beloved sport. So here is the really "Straight Poop" from a NEW W AHZOO. Our Checker club has enough internal problems that we can't be antagonizing non-Checker dudes, including CORE, Mag 7, and the Weatherman. It used to be that our column poked fun ot our own members and took an occasional swipe at a race promoter . Everybody knows its always open season on any promoter type ( many of whom are Checkers anyway). Now let's get down to the other Wahzoo's vendetta with the Weatherman, who by the way is up for SCORE Person of the Year. He has won this honor in the past, and was a past recipient of our most prestigious Vic Van Ella Award. If off road has a non-racer hero it has to be Bob Steinberger. I had a contact get a hold of the Weatherman to get his opinion on what's been happen-ing in this column. Boy is he one pissed off dude, he even revealed , the identy of the August Guest W ahzoo, and said the December writer is the same asshole. Well I'm not going to spoil a Checker tradition and give out his identity. If he is in fact that person. If he is, a lot of the club would go along with Steinberger's assessment. The Weatherman said he wasn't going to deal with this thru the media and said a personal letter would be sent to the club thru its reps. Anyway the How would you feel ii some-one told you that working on your car is against the la~ any underhood changes are "off limits "and ii anything needs to be done/ the vehicle has to be taken to an autho-rized dealer? That's what on-board diagnostics is all about. It's called the Jocked-hood regulation, because about all you'll be able to do to an □BO-equipped vehicle [that's all 1996 and later models of cars and light trucks) is change the oil and filter. Everything else will have to be done by the dealer, the only place the vehicle computer can be assessed. li you're concerned, call 8001514-SEMA (7362) ... for a detailed description, including what you can do to help prevent more "big govern-ment• and bureaucratic overregu)ation. A public service announcement brought to you bySEMA. Dusty11mcs Weatherman said there is no coil do hicky and that he has never sold a radio that was obsolete or missing any parts, and that Pace never made the Roadmaster. We believe him and apologize for the asshole who wrote the trash. So our club whiners egotistical attitude, "If you ain't a Checker, you ain't shit," is wrong and I apologize on behalf of all responsible Checkers for your running down of CORE and Mag 7. Our club had four representa-tives at the PCI place of business to discuss the possibility of doing a combined club effort for the Baja ~1000. Everyone at the meeting including our own members agreed to all the principals set forth with regards to working toget'her. This DEIST SEAT BEL TS The greatest name in driver safety equipment. 4-point sand rail seat belt . . $74.95 RACE BELTS 2• · 5 point mount ......... $79. 95 3"•5polntmount ....•... . $99.95 SIDE COVERS IRS . . ....... . ....... .... $54.95 Swing axle ............... $54.95 KENNEDY PRESSURE PLATES 200mm·1700# ............ $79.95 200mm-upto3000# ....... . $99.95 GERMAN AUTO RACING PRESSURE PLATES 200mm 1700#·2400# .. from $54.95 PERFORMANCE CLUTCH DISC Cush/ocks ............... $39.95 4 puc ferramic .......... .. $44.95 4 puc ferramic with spring hub ..... . ......... ............... $54.95 included not drinking in the pits. Look at SCORE's rule book, page 13 under disqualification, rule GDl -"Drinking of intoxicating beverages in the pits of the race course or on the surrounding premises by any person is strickly forbidden." So where does it exempt the Checkers? Just to make it clear to our dark side Checker members, us serious racers want sober minds figuring out why the car is missing a few beats. We want the fuel in the fuel cell (all of it); we feel better about our wheels not falling off when a sober person is on the lug wrench. all be wondering if she's that paid date you blabbed about. Baja 1000 - It took all ten Checker pits to get fifty-seven percent of our own cars to the finish line. Stuart Chase went eleven hundred and fourty-seven miles in twenty-fiv.e hours and fourty-seven minutes with an average speed of 44 .44 7 mph, and a seventh place in Class 1. Chase was eighteenth overall. An hour and twenty-eight minutes later, Tom Koch and Jim Tucker finished eighth. Our two Class 1 Sportsman entries, Walter Prince -the Candyman and the Richard Young/Richard Bliss combo both DNF'ed. son had a bad day ( that means DNF). Our old man Checker, Greg Symonds was running in the Sportsman class (I guess when you're seventy-four you can't be a pro anymore). In 1-2-1600, Dennis Crowley and BillJanss got a fourteenth place. The Cook brothers ( not running with the club) got a second place driving one of the KIAS. Let's hope the dynamic duo of Big John Hastings and Morgan Maiocco kick ass in the elections and put the club back to its former position of greatness. Now that's true "Straight Poop", the kind that doesn't stink. Well that's enough Wah zoo bashing for this column, except for one last retroscript, if you come to the awards banquet show some respect for the occasion and come alone. 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Standard rack and pinion . $269.95 Mount plate ............ $ 9.95 Coupler ................ $ 8,95 Rack steering stops ...... $ 19.95 CHROMOL Y TIE RODS 1 • chromoly tie rods w/ends. (specify Ford or International) set ... ........................ $89.95 SACO REAR TRAILING ARMS 3• X 3• ................ $435.00 1·21600, 5-1600 .......... $415.00 CATALOG .. .. ......... US$4.00 OVERSEAS $10.00 11324 Norwalk Blvd. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 January 1996 310-863-1123 FAX 310-929-1461 Page 51~

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GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY Chassis And Suspension For Racing And Recreation MIKE MONOHAN 1320 N. Miller St. #B Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 524-1050 CRA PARTS -SERVICE 1100 CUSTER ROAD TOLEDO, OHIO 43612 1-800-356-6586 419-476-3711 ' Off-Road Fiberglass • Off-Road Truck Fabrication Ureth_ane Bushings & Hood Pins • Suspension & Roll Cages John·Ehmke 10996 N. Woodside Ave. Santee, CA 92071 (619) 562-1740 FAX (619) 562-6151 . RACE CAR SALES & EXPORT Off-Road Fabrication & Accessories ~~~ Export & lnt'l Sales · Rae~ Car Preparation Consulting & Management 6630 MacArthur Dr.•Lemon Grove•CA-91945 619) 583-6529•FAX (619) 583-1851 HELMET~/FILTERED AIR SYSTEMS . / Featuring Arai & Bell Helmet~~ j·enR McKenzies, (714)° 6~0~ 566 · (714) 441-1'213 • SUSPENSION SEATS IN FIVE STYLES NETS ~ TOOL BAGS • HARNESS PADS AJ_L SEATS CAN BE SHIPPED UPS BEARD'S ··''SUPE.R SEATS'' . . . . l:D ~ BARBARA BEARD 208 4th Avenue E. Buckeye; AZ 8532_6 (602) 386-2592 ' 4 e·RANDWOOD CARS, ·' ·: for-mid-engines; 3 Custom Vehicle Shifter·: ' . Chris, Vollcswagon Parts VW Dismantlers High Deserts Largest Supply of New-Used & Rebuilt Parts. °Wt' Buy Your Old VWi and·other _~ppiicatlons , . ' 1701.1 Darwin Ave. (619) 2#-'4-46 Hesperia, CA 92345 Fax (619) 2#-2218 . ~~ r_~c·Nc· ~-Ma;~::~~:sc~:tch Pedal~:y .u ~ Master Cylinders ~ Slave Cylinders . ----SPEED&OFFROi z~!,~!hli~~Y!~g Brakes CNC, ·Inc. and all of our accessories. "PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE" 72-120 Manufacturing Rd., Ste. B-E Thousand Palms, CA 92276 (619) 343-0088 GD &¥".l'?t«J' PRE-FUN Curt LeDuc 39067 Orchard St Cherry Valley, CA 92223 (909)-845-8820 .Our Specialty Race Trucks Pre-Runners 84-89 Ranoei-Fiberglass Otmple Dies Sheryl Cannon, C.P.A. MILLER & CANNON CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT 260 S. GLENDORA AVE., SUITE 201 WEST COVINA. CA 91790 (818) 919-1011 FAX (818) 919-0211 BILL & DIANNE THOMPSON ====CARRERA PHOTOGRAPHY (714) 969-6820 P.O. BOX 5221 • BUENA PARK, CA 90622 . ---- -·~ - -HAMPION w1H1e1e1a.M'c Io!" s· • s· • 1 o· • 1 3 • • 1 s· • 1 s· • 1 .7" RACING WHEEL BEAD LOCKS $!P(Q)~iT-ILOCK. SIMULATED BEADLOCK COVER 1671 NORTH BRAWL.E'l"AVE. FRESNO, CA 93722 . (209) 275-51 83 FAX (209) 276-2365 . 1221 West Morenail!vd. Sa;, Diego, CA''921'10 (619) 275-1663 Send $3.00 for Catalog FLOATER REAR END~·• i-'RONT HUBS• AXL,.ES BALL JOINTS• TORSION BARS• KNOCK OFF HUBS Sandy Cone 2055 Hangi[1g T f~e Lane • ( 805) 239-2663 Templeton, CA 93465 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 ~RACING ~GASOLINE I LEADED 108 OCTANE uOfficial Gas of NASCAR'' CALL FOR YOUR NEAREST DISTRIBUTOR I 1-800-669-4504 DISTRIBUTORSHIPS AVAILABLE COS.BY OIL COMPANY, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA D.E UNZ-10· RACING PRODUCTS- . ':::! HERMAN DeNUNZIO ·• (805) 683-1211 P.O. B.ox 6057 .. Santa',BarbanJ, CA 93111° . , ,, .... .

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JOHN VERHAGEN'.$ m .......... ~ ... PERFORMANCE TRANSMISSfONS 1_0623 BLA~KFOOT ROAD 619-240·3930 f.PPLE VALLEY ,CA 92308 KREG DONAHOE 31N63-0935 P•t1• 31D-f09-9694 DONAHOE RACING ENTERPRISES R.ce Truck• • Prerunn.,. • 0.N/opnHlnt Full F•brlutlon Service 3306 BANDINI BLVD. VERNON, CA 90023 $5,000.00_ CONG RA TULA TIONS ... McKenzie's Short Course Champioos! ! ! Dan Mathews Steve Bishop Glen Neese 440 S Gaffey San Pedro, Ca 90731 Phone (310) 831-103S Fax (310) 833-3477 "£..Mlll•,.t.·Eahnn.Com Dan P.tramore 1/lad,w Heath Over 20 Y cars experience in building & design of competition raci,og heads LESLIE'S DRIVELINE SERVICE INCORPORATED (909) 877-6491 PARTS "NiJ SERVICE ON SPICER-<$; AUTO, TRUCK, INDUSTRIAL, CN AND FRONT WHEEL DRIVE UNITS MANUFACTURING BALANCING CUSTOMIZING FAX (714) an-6203 California Watts 1-800--427 ◄238 1750 S. Lilac Ave. Continental U.S. Watts 1-800-525-0395 Bloomington, CA 92316 ~4 Hr. Emergency CaN Out Svc. (714) 87&-3107 P.O. SOI! ·,090, Colton, CA 92324 ·---.. . ,. .. . /. ' ··: _.., ' ;] (714) 774-5454 Pager (714) 576-9003 . EAGLE BENDERS ''/M aJJ, 'I""" tutw, t-lu. & di. flMdJ." 652 S. Brookhurst St. #109, Anaheim, (jA 92804 Wholesale/Retail Pickup & Delivery U.P.S. Aluminum Wheel Repairs & Polishing EDDCO Wheel Co. Street, Offroad, Production Aluminum Welding 9437 Wheatlarids Ct. SuiteK&L Santee, CA 92701 819-268-2676 Engineered Racing Components Organization ERC01 GEARS (H.D.CLOSE RATIO) WHEELS (SPUN ALUMINUM) POWER (HI-PERF. PARTS) VW MAINSHAFT SETS FROM $350.00 VW 3 RD GEARS (10 RATIOS) FROM 1.95 -;71 .56 VW 4 TH GEARS ( 8 RATIOS) FROM 1.55 ➔ 1.25 CALL FOR CATALOG 909-689-4430 FAX 909-689-2640 :_ -..:,,• - . -"I, . • ~7$ ,. ~ . lf1 ,.,, ~· "· ~~ ,,, . ~l§tllt.\'> _ FREE-Sf ANDING, RUGGE0 STEEL & NYLON S~LTERS THAT SET-UP IN SECONDS! V AijlQUS SIZES & COLORS ;,UJTHORIZED DEl.~8..- · ~TEX REN"r¥s· 21.3-i62--1468 ,At,fotorsport l"ltE-ltUNNER 61'ECWJ5T •'Elt5 • CAGES • SHOCI;. t.10UNTS SEAT l.40UNTS • LlfT l(Jf5 • LOWERING ms • PIJALLYS Nit. MG SUSl"ENSION • SHOW CAA5 & PISl'I.AYS • ATV FM 'M'.lltl;. Dl'EltT INSTAU.ATION & FAU.ICATION AVAILA&LE FIIIERGLA-SS FENDUS I. IIEDSKINS TOYOTA-CHEVY-NISSAN-FORD-ETC. 3006 Colina Verde Lane Jamul, California 91935 ~ystems'" BY RAFFO RACING LTD. 810A S. ARTHUR AVE. ~RUNGTON HTS., IL 60005 PHONE:(708)259-3810 FAX:(708)259-9705 THE BEST AIR SYSTEMS IN RACING YOU 4010 N._f'ALM 51'REEf. UNIT 103 (714) 870-9:422 CAN BUY! FULLER10N, CA. 926:36 FAX (714) 870-91:3~ DRlVING SUITS SEAT BELTS NOMEX GL8VES . NOMEX UNDERWEAR GOGGLl;S & HELMETS . 9~7SANFERNANDOROAD SUN VALLEY, C.A 91352 818-768-7770 1FTC Racing Equipment, Inc. 31790 Groesbeck Hwy. Fraser, Ml 48026 (313) 294-5858 Fax: (31~) 293-0736 _ (619) 669-4727 Doug Fortin " ~ -----------, FUELS & LUBRICANTS CO. BRUCE CONRAD ·1537 E. Del Amo Blvd Carton, CA 90746 Phone: (310)603-2200 FAX:-{310) 603-2257 ' . Send For A F'r-Brochure For Fut Semoe Call 71~~8111 Hwy36A County Road D, EXPLORER ACCESSqRIES .IIII■J:l~BAKER■ PE!1£ORMANC)c PRpDUCTS .INCORPORATf" · ~--,Web9ter,WI 64818-0nl i. 4-08.365.9700. THE RACERS CHOICE. Fuel Sale's Custom & Standard Fuel Cells are designed.and manufactured to meet or exceed the safety standards set by all racing_associatioi:is. For rour local dealer ~ Call or "11ti for cal (800) 433-6524 ~ our FREE Catalog Aircraft 1111--._lactarl-,, lac, 18062 Redondo Circle, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 U.S.A. Ph (714) 842-2211 Fx (714) 842-6622 G~FAB?H~· Pre Runners • Bumpers • Cages • Shock Mounts Custom Fabrication • Race'.Preparation· Maxon Race Radios Garv Bancroft ' 1300 Pioneer J31vcl, Unit ·K r Brea, CA 92621 (310)'690·5513 . (310} 697-2752 · • ♦♦♦ _____ Glassworks Unlimited Design Grahite I Cabon fiber Custom fiberglass fabrication Offroad style fiberglas fenders Owner: (714)960-9718 Tim Gerwatosky DlfferenUals Spools - Ball Joints Axles. -VW Components '.'. Etc. ◄720 Pel1par Street Olen Avon, CA 92509 Phone: (909) 681-6889 Pu: (909) 3'0-9117 · 9880 INDIANA #19 RIVERSIDE, CA. 92503 L------------------,---J----~-"-'.:---::-__ ::;;,,~a:;:', __ -:=-~-;:~~=...-=·"'·...-----,.,--.,,-,'. --~----,,_....., _________ ""'°' __________ __,..--

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H M ENGINEERING 11661 Marlena Rtve, Circle Fountain Valley, CA 92708 (714) 979-6631 • Fax (714) 979-5953 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER ONLY SCOUT II ~ POLYURETHANE AFTER MARKET HI MOTOR AND TRANS MOUNTS . . ttFULL Y REBUILBABLE* INTERNATIONAl.. Call for more Information HARVESTER Mike Ismail 805-940..8956 Lancaster, CA Jon Kinne Electrical Wiring · D•-rt and Stadium Transmissions Gauge ~semblies Automatic Trans. Specialist 809-F N. LAKEVEW AVE· PLACENTIA, CA 92670 TEUFAX 714-7~2316 KARIS. COMMUNICATIONS, INC 3463 Massillon R,, Suite B Uniontown, Ohio•44685 216·699·1777 Fax: 216·699·1771 Athene Karis ♦ LIN CO TEMPERATURE STRIPS Easy to use, Inexpensive • accurate! All strips are sett adhesive and labeled In Fahrenheit and Celsius. Strips are $2.00 each or $1.75 each over ten. For a FREE brochure or to order, contact: LINCO 13337 E. South St., #344 Cerritos, CA 90701 Phone/Fax: (714) 821-6542 111111 REVERSIBLE STRIPS allo1·1 constanl temperature monItor-Ing Ranges from 32 to 19~ F IRREVERSIBLE STRIPS record the maximum temperatul9_reached of the Item they are applied to. Ranges from 120• to sss•F. IEJ cm= • CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACEPREP • ALUMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLLCAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 416 FLEETWOOD GLENDORA, CA 91740 81~857-RACE 81~852-8852F AX KENT. LOTHRINGER -~----::;:;::;::,-:-------=-----------r---------....;.._-------;.._-----'---+-....... --,--------------------~ :p - . \ ~W0-·1$ =~~~~:~~r~~~~~~:ASSY ' · SLAVE CYLI NDF.HS > TURNING & STAGING BRAKES Sil I f'T~RS . AVAILA8LF. AT FINER SPEf.lAI.TY SHOPS . DEALER JNQURI ES WELCOME 1158FLINTSTREET ~ · ELSINORE,. CA 92350___ ?'.iiaiii' PERFORMANCE PRODUCT! 909-245-6050 FAX 909~45-6052 JAMES GANG RACING PRODUCTS ARLINGTON SHEET MET AL CORP. 13424 1--1 Hwy. • Saata Fe Sprmp • CA 90670 Complete Race Car Fabrication, Pre Runners, Chase Trucks, Roll Cages, Bumpers, Suspensions, Tube Bending, Aluminum Fabrication, Engine Tuning Crew Chief Don Connors Phone (310) 921-2693 Fax(310)926-0699 Owner James Hall jGTRANSWERKS "Go with a Proven Winner· WNNNNM Desert, Short Course & Street :VW Racing Transmissions )oe Giffin '. 1509 N: Kraemer, UnfrO · Anaheim, California 92806 JIMCO •{714) 632-1240 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 92071 RACE CAR/PRE-RUNNER PREP & FABRICATION MIKE JULSON JOHN COOLEY CUSTOM ·: TRAILERS .,,.,. 'DRIii 'O,orsporlll CUSTOM FABRICATION 138 SANT>\ FELICIA DRIVE • SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 Shop: {tn,) 968-1067 Fax: {tn,) 966..J438 , HONDA Power . Equipment OUT BOARD ENGINE • GENERATOR Sl>ECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90063 ART KAWAGUCHI FAX (113) 164-1136 (213) %64--~8~ KUSTER OFF-ROAD RACING SHOCKS • 3" DIAMETEI{ 8" TO 18" STROKE • 2" Dl~METER, 6" ro 14" STROKE • AIR JACKS • BALL JOINTS KUSTER PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS . 2900 E. 29th STREET, P.O. BOX 7038 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA USA 90805 TELEPHONE (310) 595-0661 - . THOMAS E. LEE • LEE MFG •. CO. 11661 PENDLETON STREET SUN VALLEY, CA 9135;, (818) 76&-0371 A full line· of Po-•-$1eering gean:, · pumps ana acc11norieg for .. any type of racing . . · . - .. . Magn.flux · and Zyglo facilitits _ ~.l(ail _ ___ _ . ___ ·~ _ _ OFF ROAD SHOCK SERVICE ., .. "Blis:rllN~•-~a:.t-eu&·~ 15454 EL CENTRO ROAD 619-2,4-9075 . .:__ HESPERIA, ~A 91345 ~ .Assembly - Machine Work, Parts Engine Dyno Fadllty 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C Santee, CA 92071 · 619-596-0886 619-596-0625F AX Ken Major PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS "OFFROAD IS OUR BUSINESS" 2366 E. Orangethorpe Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 Tel (714) 441-1212 Fax(714) 441-1622 11,&TAL 5 -PINNING. l~,R: ALL _INDUSTRIES c;II (310) 928-9838 SUNDRY METAL CRAFTS T =LAR!:D TUBE ~ ;=LANGED DISC 6729 Suva St. Bel! Gardens, CA 90201

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MENDEOLA RACING Volkswagen -Porsche -Hewland Off-Road & Stadium Racing Transmissions Parts & Service· 290 TROUSDALE #1&.J CHULA VISTA CA 91910 PARKER PUMPER· HELMET S VINEYARD -COMPANY . RACE CAR DYNAMICS OFF ROAD RACE CARS 3t552 FOWL.ER CYN RC. JAMUL., CA B "J 93t5 PH. CS"JBJ 440-28"74 FAX CS "J BJ t5BB-41237 1619-691-1000 FAX 619-691-1324-, ONTARIO, CA 9176i .~09-923-7016 FAX 909-923-3~1-~ " JIM ASBURY MITRllVOAK~ ■ DESIGN ■ DEVELOPMENT ■ PRODUCTION■ .... w w Iii ■ .... ~ ~ ~4.R,;a)'~ Pre Rvnner.s • Alvmlnvm /Jodles a Dashes R~JZ4/ (909) 877-2923 1245 N. Fitzgerald Ave. Suite 107 ffi Rialto, California 92376 ~ ■ M I G WELDING ■ HELIARC WELDING 805-940-5515. •1,-;1+ t••t.•,11 • 1490 HENRY BRENNAN DR.~ EL PASO, TX 79936 .'r cs~ !$1 ~as7-s200 MuclclOFE· PIIClt-..,_..y .. aec,coa, • KEEPS MUD, DIRT AND DEBRIS FROM STICKING . WILL NOT HARM PAINT, STICKERS, PLASTICS OR METALS . ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFI: COMPLIES WITH AIL TRACK REGULATIONS .. • MUD, DIRT AND DEBRIS COME RIGHT OFF! l'OR DEALER INQUIRIES OR TO FIND A DISTRIBUTOR NEAR YOU, CALL (800) 742-2122 PATTON H~•=•~G I:~Ciiil~I:§ ENGINE BUIWING, TESTING & DEVELOPMENT • Leon Patton f 42646 Chambers Ave. PhJFAX (909) 927-5304 Hemet, CA 92544 . . J.· PENHALL' FABRICATIONS, 1880 Babc:ock Bldg. ,a ~lll!l,.~112627 .. Jerry Penhall (714) 650-3035 Fax# (714) qS0-4721 ~\l\> stu1, ~ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ Pr1ci1io11 I/Joy, /,Id, TA 700 N.E.117th StrNt II \ Vancouver, WA easas.$ ~ » Ph~n• , ~~$/o ~•f:J . . Fax 360-574-5474 D & , · 360:.5'76-1109 RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EAST MAIN ST. El CAJON. CA 92021 CHRIS ROSE (619) 443·2480 iTERCOM SYSTEMS - HELMETS WIRED - HAND HELD RADIO~ , - A.:.'ITENNAS • LEASING DALE JOHNSON 10319 LOS ALAMITOS BLVD. (310)-594-9418 LP.~ AM,NITQS! q 9q7~0 (310)-594-4397 FAX ------i WILLS/TRUSTS, OTIIER 1\-1<\ TTERS TERESA M. SANDERS TELEPHONE (818) 892-2688 ATTORNEY AT LAW MOSER & SANDERS 16921 PARTHENIA STREET, SUITE 301 SEPULVEDA. CALIFORNIA 9l343 - - ----~.....,._ _____ .....,... _______________ -::.i1-,--..---,,.......-----------------=:1 OTHER RACERS DON'T.WANT YOU TO .READ IT "SPONSORS: How to Get One; How to Keep One" Ewrylhing you need to know; wh•• to look, what your proposal mushay. . Find out what sponsors want from you and how to giVI · them more than th81 •k for. The book is $19.95 plus $1.05 postagtlhandling. Sa,d check or monay ord• to: · Nina Murphy, Murflnk, 1722. Wolla~ott st, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Read tire b·oo~ nnd me your proposal and I'll critique it for he. Race Car Chasiis .. Race Car Parts R AluminOm bodies .. <C>~d 112-1600 Motors B And Trans . \Ulggy Custom Machine Work & Fabrication Supply: 2525 E. 16th ?t. • Yuma, A~!-85~ · · (tl.J2j 783-626$ • I 1(800)231-8156 . STEVE BARTON • OWNERS LEE FINKE RACE SHOCK HOENIX, ARIZONA COMPANY Light Truck, Rouah ,.._,_.._, Sport Utility, - ---.1 RV & Racing Shocks Off-Road Racing Shocks 1711 West Culver #1 TEL: (602) 254-0744 -I .. . RICHARD S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT" HCR66, BOX 11030 PAHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV 89041 (702) 372-5335 Phoenix, Arizona 85007 FAX:,(602) 493-0975 , ,,L..+ __ __;_ ___________ _;__...:,__;...._~--------.;__--------~---t ~RACING V,i/lGASOLINE av gas • alcohol nitromethane Steve Poole ""■■■■■■■■■■■■■■-?, •~ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lllrllr■1■ SClle<:i,Hte/l, e~ 400 N. Colfax St. La Habra, CA 90631 Phone (310) 691-1683 Fax (310) 691-5110 • On-Site Fuel Distribution • Fuel handling & storage Equipment • Distributorships Available S~!!Af~!!!!! ('_,(JJT7 . Computerized Vinyl lettering /2' ,4.c_C/2 .. " \:J '\Yc,\l-TIM CECIL . f ~ \..: 4010 N. Palm Street, #103, Fullerton, California 92635 -(7!4) 447-3581 · Fax (714) 870-9132

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§f(jW D@~LM ~~w~1~~J,-.~====. • 5101 GALWAY CR., HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 FAX (714) 894-9567 .al SffE SG'IS · IWJ.NERS · WltroN LETTEIINi • CAA lffiERWG -~ 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 · OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS VVELDING • FABII/CA TVN • FlAME ClffTING • FF/ClVT ENOS • REAR TRAILING ARMS RACE OiASSIS ' PRERUNI\ERS • FOX RAO/VG SH:1X LARRYROSEVEAR 1345 DYNAMICS. UNIT D . ANAHEIM, C4 92806 PHONE {714} 996-6260 FAX {714} 996-6405 Suspension Components SAW Performance, Inc. 20755 MARILLA ST. • CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 818-700-9712 FAX 818-700-0947 !iACE TN/INS BY JEFF FIElllS TRfiNSfiXLE· :ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 818-998-2739 . 9833 Deering UnltH Chatsworth, CA 91311 Get the word out about your business, big or small . . Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY,, and reach new customen. G~ Stuff Directory Ads . . ,-,· are merely$ ?,5 .00 per month. ' . ~ . TURBO EILUF R•clng dno0/111$ 8446 Garfield Ave. • Bell Gardena, Ca. 90201 • (310) 928-2271 . Lyn Mocaby Mike Mocaby Gordon Culp . (UMP] 619/449-9690 UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 10223 PROSPECT AVENUE SANTEE. CA 92071 CUSTOM SHEET METAL SHOP AIR CLEANER SYSTEMS' FULL LINE OF POWER STEERING FOR ALL TYPES OF RACING-& RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PRODUCTION ~OP (TABS, BRACKETS, llODIES, ETC.) : Louie Unser Engines RATTLESNAKE MOTORSPORTS, INC. LOUIE UNSER 1100 E. Ash Avenue. Suite C Fullerton. California ~2631 Phone and Fax (714) 879-8440 . Las Vegas, NV ..................... 702-643-9200 -+------------------+ --------=----....:....-------1 Long Beach, CA ............. ;~ .... 310-432-3946 Oxnard, CA. ......................... 805-485-6900 Perris, CA ............................. 800-969-3835 Van Nuys, CA. ...................... 818-786-8180 Riverside, CA. ...................... 714-877-0226 All other Inquiries, contact Sports Racing at P. 0. Box 610, Long Beach, CA 90801 310-518-7318 ·-· Strai·ght L i _n a nl TRANSMISSIONS WEST • vw · • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD WERACE WHAT WE SBJ. (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 S. Normandie •Torrance. CA 90501 CUSTOM RACE CAR FAS. MIG & TIG WELDING DAN MATHEWS ··ALUMINUM WHEEL_$TRAIGHTf;NING. 6925 Aragon Circle Unit 25 31510 223rd street East Uano, CA 13544 . Bueno Pork, CA 90620. (714) 521-2019 (714) 523-0558 805-2114202, BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Coast P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (909) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 Automotive • A TV • Motorcycle 1815 Massachusetts Ave 909/369-5144 ·· · .Riverside, CA 92507 Fax 909/369-7266

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Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Comp(ete Engines Engine Dyno Service 535 East Central Park Anahelm, _CA 92802 714-956-9457 ~ HEUVINK CONSULTING Pu11uc RU.ATIONS & MARKETING Eo HEUVINK PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING CONSULTANTS EDWIN C . JACOBS PRESIDENT SD0°STATE MILL ROAD AKRON. OHIO 44319 (2161644-7774 Off Road Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Off Road Products Front and Rear Tra~ing Arms • Spindles · Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication CATTENHAGESl"RAAT 551i, 1411 CS NAARl>EN TIIE NF.THl:lll.ANl>S . Dale White Racln11 3940 M•r•n•th• arcle us Veg•s. NV 8910.J 102-•n-1.,;1 TH 011.31.2159 ~3464, FAX 01 i.J1.2j59 53452 HOME ill 1.31.30 210095 . 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix, AZ 85017 Jack Woods (602) 242-00T Classified ••• Centerlines, Mastercraft seat, 300m bars, chromolly spring plates, Fuel Safe, on board fire out system, complete aluminum body panels, Fox Shox & Ar_os tandem axle trailer with tire rack. Call Duane Basore (619) 475, 4608 after 6pm. FOR SALE: Best of Best, 2 seat Chenowth Class 9. Race ready, very fast, very durable, Wiks Racing engine, Sway,A,Way Maly springplates300m torsions, 2 Bdrs, Lothringer suspension, Stages Fox Shox, Beards, Yoko, hamas, Ump, all spares and pit boxes, helmets, driving suits, sponsor secrets. Heart attack forces sale $8,200.00 (310) 820, 0198 Chuck. FOR SALE: Ford Trophy,Truck, thousands in spares, former Robby Gordon/Frank Vessel. 38" rear travel, 32" front travel with the best of everything , this truck is a winner! Could be made Class 8 legal. $90,000.00 or will consider trade for real estate or ? Contact Marty Coyne ( 619) 698, 3727 or (619) 353,2110. FOR SALE: Class 9 parts, engine fresh and complete from carb to exhaust. New parts throughout, fresh trans drum to drum. "0" miles. Also spare spindles, chromoly spring plates, SAW torsion bars, xtra front end and more. Back surgery forces sale. Call for details. (619) 240-4234. :® @ ,r FOR SALE: 1990 Custom HiJumper mid eng sandrail 2275cc VW power, very fast, Beef transaxle, first place Trophy winner at car show, over $11,000.00 invested in parts, take it all for $5,000.00. (619) 94 7-0451 after 6pm. Dusty Times FORSALE: 1,1600Jimco,New, never finished building , 80% . complete. Must sell, moving out FOR SALE: 1995 Dodge Class 8, of state; has all trick stuff. Hatz race ready. Originally built by motor, Mendeola tranny, CNC, Walker Evans, raced by Herzog Parker Pumper, Yokohamas, VEGAS TO RENO DRIVE/ , RIDE: 541 miles, March 96. All or 220hp 1 and 2 seat, Class 1 buggies. Contact Stiles Racing at(707) 374-0814 days or (916) 777,5020 nights. SPONSOR MY RACE TEAM in '96 and use one of my Bare rental water trucks for free and write it off. Contact Steve Krepsz at Krepsz Racing (909) 267,1465. Mqtorsports, prepped by Ted -Kendall, driven by Scott Douglas -and engine by Dick Landy. Too many extras to mention. For more -information please call (619) -262,9225 or (714) 589,3929. FOR SALE: '95 We!kend Warrior custom trailer, 20' Box, tinted windows, fully self contained, refer w /freezer, shower, toilet, awning, exterior shower, Heater, ale. Tiedowns in floor, great for race car or carries up to 4 ATV. Gas cooktop K/ S 50 gallon fresh water. $15,000.00. Days (702) 655, 8649, nights (702) 655,9092, Mike. · · FOR SALE: Car trailer, open. 22 feet long, white, made by Mighty Mover Dico. Used five times. 18 months old. Total miles about 800. Twin extra heavy duty axles with quad hydrolic brakes. Long slide away heavy ramps. $2,750.00 Firm. {310) 907, 9444. Call after December 15. -------------., --------------NEVADA'/ LARGEIT 0FFR0AD, /AND, /TREET VW PART/ /TORE WE CARRY AURORA, PYROTECT, PARKER PUMPER TURBO BLUE, V()O, CACTW RACING aAKER ·sATTERIEf, JWAY A WAY WRIGHT PlACE, EARLf, YOKOHAMA JUPER TRAP, JWEPCO, TANAKA BUG PACK, I&I, CHENOWTH UMP, BELL HELMETI, KEP, J"ACO FODDRIL, UNI-FILTER K&N, TRI-MIL, PERMA COOL BEARDI, PIM; DIRT BAGZ FOX JHOX/, COMP-U-FIRE WEBER CARBJ" , /AND TIREf & RIMI RIP ROD, CNC, CENTERLINE, ULTRA, CUJTOM & COMMERCIAL WHEEL /IMPJ"ON, ./CAT & MORE FOR SALE: 5,1600, fresh, clean, fast. Proven winner. Woods arms, Wright combos, Reid Pro, Heim ends. New rack, Fox Shox, intercom. Fresh motor, fresh DJ Trans. Very best of everything. Complete rebuild and prep, spare parts. $10,000.00 oho. CallJason (619) 240-0939. -. 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89102 HOURS: ---January 1996 MON-FRI 9AM TO 6PM SAT 9 AM TO 5PM (702) 871-4911 (702) 871-5221 FAX ---------------------------------•• --Page 57 t I

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Classified ••• Class 9 Lothringer, 2 seater, Fox, Sway-A-Way, Pumper, Wikes Motor, DJ Trans, Filler Safety, 2 extra trans, tons of spares, car is full prepped and ready to race. Turnkey condition, Sport Engine-ering $8,500.00 (818) 994-74 75. FOR SALE: Class 9 - Lazer, coil over, SODA legal, best of everything, lots of extra parts, engines, transmissions, transaxles and much more. Sacrafice price $6,400.00. Call Jim Struble ( 412) 694-2111. ALSO 42' Light-weight 2 car trailer with fully contained living quarters $6,800.00. CLEANING THE GARAGE: Two Blue Beard seats, Fuel Cell-16 gallon, misc. tires & wheels, convertible body-(perfect 5 car material). Approx. 10 VW doors all years, two seat chassis w I alum panels, 5-1600 short course Baja Bug, 2000cc VW PreRun eng. complete wl Zenith. Also misc. metal shelving-Best offer. CallJeff at (714) 996-4936. FOR SALE: Kevin Smith's winning Mirage. Super 1600 short course car. Awesome for SODA series. Complete coil car, Smart Performance, Toyota dry sump, Fortin trans, too much to list, w /many spares. Call for package details $27,000.00 ( 818) 579-2135. FOR SALE: 1988 36' Interna-tional Transporter: Professionally built, 7 .3 ltr. turbo diesel, 5 plus 2 trans, only 16K miles. Living qtrs-11 ', shower, bed, complete kitchen, A IC, heat, 140 gal. fresh, CD stereo. Car area-17', hardwood floor winch, alum. ramps, cabinets, locker, tire rack. Honda 6.5 kw gen. on sliders. 36' x 15' alum. fully encl. canopy, elec. outlets & lights inside/out, alarm, tow package. Imron paint, belly boxes wltons of storage. Excellentcond. garage, very trick, reg. as R. V. Sacrifice $4 7.SK, call Todd at (702) 825-1863. FOR SALE: Clas~ 9, 93 single seat ORBS. This car has the very best of everything meticulously prepped, no expense spared. Car is prepped and ready to race. Complete with spares. $7,000.00 OBO. Ask for Rick (702) 829-2734. r FOR SALE: Must sell 5-1600, , FOR SALE: 1994 Chenowth sin-gle seater. Foddril front end large beam 2½n Foddril combo link spindles, bumpers, skid plates, floor pans, firewalls, dash gauges switches wiring German Auto Magnum Rack Ump Ram CNC Front hubs, 11 n rotors, tire rod~ wlrod ends, Foddril front arms, brake lines SS steering sadfy bat-tery box. Full Chenowth body w lroof & visor, black front & rear shock mount for Kuster shocks. Foddril rear arms w/ full floater plates & caliper mounts alum. radiator w/ fan & mounts alum. scoop for radiator. 38 gal fuel cell. Master craft ribbon nets black. 3-300m Summer Bros. axels and more. Call for more info. (714) 472-2024 (Jerry). Auto trans 2 Audi trans sections, box of quick change gears 9n ring & pinion 2 torque converters. Lots of spares. FAT motor and trans, Fodrillarm 'FOR SALE: Briggsbuilt MTEG FOR SALE: Class4¼ elliptic rear spindles, Kuster bypass shocks, Superlite, spare part galore w/Kusters, coil over Kuster Sway-A-Way, PIAA lights, all including fresh spare motor, 8 front,351 builtto430byRichard chromemoly,only8racesoncar Bead locks with tires, etc. Parabok,FOXAirbumps,power EMPLOYMENT -SPEC: A and its race ready. $12,500.00 $14,999.00 OBO. Will consider steering wlump Ram, Cone full leading manufacturer of equip-obo. Possible trade (702) 256-trade for ATV and/or motor-floater 40 spline rear end, Magi FOR SALE: 1979 Bronco pre-runner, fiberglass hood, new paint, ( 4) Beard Ultras, complete interior, Simpson, Rancho, 9 inch, 400, BFG Muds, American Racing, Cold A IC. 3" front springs, 2n rear, also addn 400 motor, addn 9 inch w/Motor-sport posi. Call for list and pictures. $6,500.00. Mike (602) 947-8406. FOR SALE: RaceCo 1-1600 115n wheel base, race ready competitive car with fresh motor, JG Transmission, 930CVS, axles and cones new, freshly rebuilt FOX SHOX with reservoirs, UMP power steering unit and UMP Air box, Beard seat, 300m bars, many more extras!! Serious inquiries only, $8,000.00 obo (D) (714) 871-2011 (E) (714) 776-6227. Ask for Greg. ment for the semiconductor 0964. cycle. Buy now and get ready for C-6. Fresh prep, put on your industry, is looking for winners ~-~ tentative new stadium series in paint and race. $35,000.0C, with Racing tires for Sale: Custom who want to join our team. • ·-· • 96. (206) 481-7997 days, (206) all spares. (619) 258-5876._ made for trophy truck racing or Openings for equipment fabrica-481-2206 evenings. Will deliver. =__..e..,. __ ,:..._----'----....:....-- ultimate Pre Runners that do not tors and electrical assembly .:::--------~:___..:,::.::....::..:.:.:~ want flats! 37xll.50x17. Tires technicians at our Valencia, $75.00ea.plusshipping.Willsell CALIFORNIA facility. On site all for special di·scount. 100 field service openings exist in available: 80 Bridgestones, 20 Valencia, California; Santa Clara, General. Specially made for California; Austin, Texas; a_nd Roger Mears racing available other high tech locations. FOR SALE: 1993 Jimco Class 10 exclusively thru Baja Concepts. Requires good mechanical skills, single seat. Proven winner, __ .....,....,. (Don'tbotherRoger!)Visa /MC/ attention to detail and the drive to Professionally prepped. Major FOR SALE: 1993 Mirage Class Amex accepted. (619) 583-6529 succeed. We provide training, motor, Mendeola trans, Fodril, FOR SALE: '92 Jim;o Class ·10 10 single seat, Hatz motor, or Fax (619) 583-1851. benefitsandacompetitivesalary. Wright, Mastercraft, UMP, car, Mendeola trans, Major Hewland trans, Fox coil over I Contact: Kevin McGillivray, CNC, FoxShox, Fox bump stops, motor, FOX, CNC, Mastercraft, shocks, Summer Hubs, Fodrill ft. Semiconductor Process Equip-Summers full floaters, Yoko-Sway-Away, new paint and arms,CNCpedals,PClradio,Car ment Corporation, 25167 Anza hamas. Lots of spares. Car is fast aluminum work. Race prepped to is comJ:'lete and prepped to win. Drive, Valencia, CA 91355. and like new. $18,000.00 obo. go by JIMCO, $20,000.00 obo. $21,500 or $19,000 less motor Phone (805) 257-0934, FAX Steve (909) 625-3381 days. Mike (619) 562-1743 or Wayne (310) 982-0421 days (310) 493-' (805) 257-1083. (818) 339-3268 eve. (909) 947-8192. 5113 eves, Brian. ,. ----------.. -~ ~ .. --------... ---______________ ..... ...,. ___ --------------------....-~-, I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in I ; DUSTY TIMES. : I Classified Advertising rate is only $20 for 45 worcts each month, 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 1 NEW AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If 1 I you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. I I ___________________________ I I __________________________ I I I I -------------~------------I I __________ __c__ ______________ ~_ I I I I __:_ _________________________ ~ I I ---------------~-----------I I Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. I I I I Name ---------------------------------Mail to: I I DUSTY TIMES I I Address -----------------------Phone--------20751 Marilla Street ( I Chatsworth, CA i913 l 1-4408 · I __ .City ___ ., __ • State-_____ Zip Page 58 January 1996 FOR SALE: 1-1600, new Major moror, fresh Mendeola tr.ans, Wright combos, ¼"' Fox Shox, \.1astercraft, Fuel Safe, Flame Out, power steering, new stub Axles, c.v.s, Sway-A-Way plates and springs, lite, fast, tough. Price reduced to $8,750.00. Comes with complete spare race engine, dump cans, etc. (619) 588-9226. FOR SALE: Class 9 chassis with fresh 1835cc VW engine-Fresh tranny with close ratio gears, super cliff, FoxShox, new tires, seat belts and fuel cell current. Trailer with tool box included. (702) 435-6531. Dusty Times

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SUPER TRICKClass4or8,Ford F-150 Extra cab 4x4. Big 700hp motor with best of everything. New C-6 with Art Carr shifter. 3500 st. speed converter. 14¾n of front travel & 20+ in rear travel! Lightning Rod shocks all around, 9" rear end, Summers parts, nice supply of spares. Super package for $18,000.00! Baja Concepts (619) 583-6529 Ref #438. FOR SALE: 7S 1993 Ranger-Roush Motor, Billet crank, steel rods, chromemoly cage, alum 9" floater, LeDuc Lightening Road shocks, C4 auto, Lee, Beard, Fuel Safe. Always Best Stuff, 12 Bead locks wltires, 26' enclosed trailer.Tons of spares $25K. Call (313) 459~388 or (313) 453-6630. ' AWESOME Race Ready 5-1600: Very fresh! Type II JG Trans. Best of everything. Air cooled Pro built motor. Custom shock tech 2 lby pass -6 total.Wright combo spindels & large King Pins. Neth style rear arms. Summers 28mm torsion bars. Type IV c.v.s. Excellent package: car will be sold race ready. $10,000.00 Baj a Concepts Ref #454 (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: 1991 Tubular design, Class 9-2 seat-Best of everything-94 LaRana 4th place, Beard, Fuel Safe, Sway-A-Way, Bilstein, PCI, Hella-Parker Pumper, Type 3 drums, WR Trans, Lothringer front, Inc. Tandem trailer w/ tire rack & box, 10 spares & 4 pit boxes, $8,200.00 oho (818) 957~209, (818) 797-7937. --,,-----------FOR SALE: Chenowth Class 10. Fat Rabbit motor, Wright big spindels & arms, Flame Out, Parker Pumper, UMP, Fox Shox wl reservoirs, Beard seat. Spare tranny CNC, Summers front hubs, Bead locks, many other features. Must sell Best offer takes it all. Home (602) 978-9762, Work (602) 245-2540. Dusty Times REALLY NICE 45' Semi. 1977 Great Dane Air Ride. 13'2" overall height 8' overall width. 65,000 lbs. full laden, 44' inside load length, 9 '6" inside load height, 7'8" inside load width. 18kv generator -5hp, 40 gal. Compressor, two air reels, work bench, internal storage rack, under floor storage, 90 gal. diesel tank, 80 gal. water tank, 45'x15' awning. All for $22K. Baja Concepts ref #332 (619) 583-6529. PERFECT SODA type truck (ex-Score). 2 motors: 1 equals 750 p. and 1 equals 550 hp., loads of spares and equipment. Fox Shox, probuilt, 1 / 4 eliptic, 4x4 Class 4 Jeep, gorgeously fabbed! FAST, excellent history. Steal this beauty for $22,000.00. Baja Concepts Ref #244. (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: 1993JimcoClass 10, 1995 Parker 400 winner, no expense spared, car is fresh and ready for the Baja 1000. $18,000.00. All extra parts, Arms, axles, etc. Including 2 sets of wheels $20,000.00. Call Kevin days (909) 628-3005 nights, (909) 628-6263. RACE REA·DY '89 Superlite, Bitchen short course car. Honda FL 350 water cooled motor. New ;Fab transaxle, Beard sea ts, 'Simpson belts, Werks axles, 13" Kieser wheels, BFG tires, many spares. $7,500.00 Baja Concepts Ref# 446. (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: '78 F-150 Step Side. 352-C, C-6, Currie 9", Fuel Safe, Beard, BFG, Filler Safety, Auto Meter, Art Carr. St. lgl, lots of potential, Class 8 or serious pre-runner. $6,800.00 oho. Jeff days (714) 412-1941 eves (909) 277-1704. SECOND HAND RACECOS, JIMCO, CHENOWTHS, WANTED. Maximum width 82 inches. Length 128 inches. Contact Bruce Carolin 011 2711 4931869 ( fax) South Africa. Send photos and detailed specs. to P .0 . Box 61082, Marshalltown 2107,Johannesburg,South Africa. No dealers. FOR SALE: Class 9, single seat LaPlant chassis and body panels, brand new with rear adjuster. $1,000.00 Sport Engineering (818) 994-7475 . . ANDY DEVERCELLY borrow-ed a yellow tow strap from someone at La Rumosa, Thursday nite 11/9/95 Baja 1000. I was driving car #5 5 5. Please call me so I can return it (619) 589~469. ~ THE CLASS 5-1600 Points FORSALE:ChenowthMinimag. Champion for '95 is up for grabs! '94 La Rana Class champ. Car comes complete with race Yamaha 570cc powered, A-arm spares. ITS tranny, Don Hatz suspension, 16" travel front & Motor, 300m bars and axles, Saco rear. Great car for desert or short rack, Wrightarms&spindles. Big course. Lots of spares. Fully shaft front Fox Shox, rear has · prepped and ready to race. bypass, one standard Fox. $10,000.00 (619) 444-0274. KingKong adjuster, Jamar shifter, Fuel Save cell, Ump super air cleaner, Taylor seats. Fox steering dampener. Prepared by Baja Concepts and ready to win again. Baja Concepts Ref #463 (619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: 5-1600 motor, all new parts, zero miles, never been run. Built by Jason Kleber and John Verhagen. $1,200.00 (619) 252~249. FOR SALE: F&S Drywall Mini Mag. 1995 Class 1 desert champion. Complete desert & short course set up. Full race COMPLETE Desert Trophy-prepped. Very competitive. Fox Truck Package. Tractor trailer Shox wlbumps, Alum radiator, decked out with compressor, Billit hubs, Ump filter, single & generator, outside working lights, twin pipes, Xtra body panels, with lift gate, storage, 40'xl8' outside or without 24' enclosed trailer awning, ets. AND ... One of the $10,500.00 car/$5,500.00 best built Trophy-True ks trailer. Mike or Floyd Hass (209) Around! All chromoly, custom 368-2744. made parts, custom Fox Shox, ------------lots of wheel travel (26" in the front, 30" in the rear). Tons of spares. Truck is very light: 4,200 lbs. Package also includes a pre-runner! Built to last. Seats 3, custom tranny, awesome dash, good al e, plenty of wheel travel and horse power, built by Russ Weinermont. Take all three as a package or can be purchased seperately. For more details call Baja Concepts (619) 583-6529. Ref #s 460,461,462. FOR SALE: '94 1-1600 short course car. Best of everything, no expense spared. 1st in class and 1st overall, Gold Cost 100 Enduro at Glen Helen in '95. 3rd in points McKenzies Glen Helen short course series. Perfect Glen FOR SALE: Super 1600 or Class 1 short course car. Simpson belts, Beard seat, five link rear susp, Bilsteins wi res 930 c.v.s, Ump, power steering, Wright Rack. 4 wheel disc, Yokohama tires, Bead lock wheels, fuel cell, Bus trans, air cooled VW engine. Also comes with a Toyota 2500cc 22R dynoed at 200hp, 44mm side draft Mukunis, stainless valves, ported head 10 .25: 1 pistons, built by LC Engines. This car is not bent or twisted in any way. $6,500.00 ( 805) 2 7 4~483. FOR SALE: '85 Chevy Cutaway Van -350ci, 400 auto, dual wheels, 4 captain chairs, am/ fm radio, 5th wheel hook-up, new brakes, ALSO 36 foot 5th wheel trailer with living quarters-beaver tail, bathroom with holding tank, shower, sink, running water, cabinets, dinette and carpeted throughout. $8,800.00 (313) 427-9215. FOR SALE: Class 9 , Dirtrix single seat, Fox, Jamar, Ump, Sway-A-Way, Reid Pro, Beard, Fuel Safe, K.C., Yokohama, DJ Transaxle, Willies motor. Single Axle trailer and spares included. Finished all 7 races in La Rana '95 series. 3rd in points in class. $7,500.00. Call (619) 256-6672. Helen, SODA or Whiplash short FOR SALE: Chenowth 1-1600 course car. 106" wb, all chrome single seat frame, aluminum body moly, Tubular Concepts chassis. skid plate, comp wiring, steering, FAT, 091 TransWest, 930 c.v.s, rear arms, torsions, spring plates, SAW, Woven race brakes, bead ·· front beam. $1,500.00. Fuel Safe locks ( 4 ), Fuel Safe, Halon, Gel cell, 22 gal tune! $650.00. Trans battery, Lee p i s pump and 4~6 rp $650.00. C.v.s, axels, reservoir, Charlyn, Wrights, stubs $200.00 or $2,500.00 for chrome moly tie rods wl heims, all. (909) 352-4421. Fox (8), CNC, Jamar, Simpson, Beard, 300mm bars, Earls thruout, Hi-torque starter. Spare motor/trans and many misc. Here's your chance to get a turn · · key, top notch racer. 14K Wkends/ Days ti! 2pm PST Gary FOR SALE: 3 seat pre-runner (310) 532-1901 or Eves Glen Baja. Complete chassis, Fox & (310) 320-6862. Neese Bros. Bilstein shocks, Sway-A-Way, Racing are changing classes. Will Bus trans, Beard seats, rack & consider trade for 7S truck. ¥,,,..# • FOR SALE OR TRADE: 19' Record-IT-Deck V-hull built 454 Berkley Jet. Fully refurbished '93. Competition trailer. Trade for 2 seater 1600 or comparable pre-runner of Baja Bug or make offer. (619) 253-7025. pinion steering. BFGoodrich, Centerlines. Street legal. $4,500.00 oho. Ask for AJ (714) 826-3030. JAMES GANG RACING SALE: Rancho, Bilstein and Fox Shox, springs, C4-Trans for 3.0 Ford, I-beams, A-arms, rear ends, seats, radius arms, bumpers, rims, tires and lots of misc. parts. Call ( 310) 921-2693. FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000 S-Seat, combo's w/2' offset, 10 over front end wl new chromoly F-trailing arms. Bus trans w/930 c.v.s and chromoly R-trailing arms. Doestech shocks, & Fox's. Almost new 1600cc motor and some spare parts. $7,500.00 oho. Greg (817) 261-9410 or write to P.O. Box 2023, Coppell, TX 75019. January 1996 FOR SALE: Two Wald Racing Team Chenowth Mini-Mags. Both very competitive, many spare parts. These cars are fun to drive and hard to compete with. $19,000.00. Call Jerry (510) 525-2202 day (510) 685-5431 eves. WANTED! WANTED! WANT-ED! 4x4 Van, 4x4 Van, 4x4 Van! Suitable for on/off road use. Must be in good condition mechanically. Call Bill at (800) 369-1202 or at home (503) 485-4836. FOR SALE: 1990 Jeep Com-anche, La Rana Class champion, SCORE legal, BFG, Centerforce, 4.0 liter, Flowmaster, Fuel Safe, All new, Nationals Leafs, Com-mercial Coils, Spare parts, ready to race-Unbeatable!! $8995.00. (310) 542-2977. Page 59

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