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1996 Volume 13 Number 2 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 13 - Number I - February 1996 it.00 ISSN 8750-1731 Covering the world of competition ill the dirt

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HEAVY METAL WORLD Heavy Metal Desert c:hampionship CLASS 150 Unlimited Full Size Trucks "Mega Truck" CLASS 800 Open Full Size Truck "Heavy Metal" CLASS 850 Modified Full Size Truck "Full Modified11 MINI METAL WORLD Mini Metal Desert Championship CLASS 700 Open Mini Truck 110pen !vlini" CLASS 725 Production !'vi ini Truck 11fvfini Metai11 CLASS 750 Stock Mini Truck j/Mini Stock11 PRO SERIES WORLD High Desert Pro Series CLASS 500 Unlimited Baja Bug 11Pro Baja11 CLASS 200 Unlimited t: ,-1gined Buggy 11Formula 1?ro11 , CLASS 1000 Unlimited Suspension Buggy "Pro -1011 SUPER SERIES \AinDt n 1-1· h D ..;.. .,,,... S · vvv,,1.-v i i1g eserv ::::,uper eries CLASS 550 Baja Bug 11Super Baja11 CLASS 1600 Limited Engine Buggy 11Super 160011 CLASS 900 Ltd Suspension Buggy "Super Challenger" Early Registration / Drawing & Media Run Feb. 24th 8 am. "LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAILS." Manufacturers Midway & Tech Inspection March 15th, 3pm-9pm. "AT THE RIDGECREST PLAZA MALL, CHINA LAKE BL VD." Drivers Briefing, March 15th at 7:30pm. "AT THE CARRIAGE INN HOTEL" Desert Racing Race Starts, 8am March 16th Teagle Wash Off RM 143 Access Road PROMOTIONS INC. Awards 10 am March 17th, Kerr McGee Center, 100 N. California Street Phone USA 619-240-1335 Fax USA 619-961-7407 For Complete Race Details and Other Race Info Regarding the LaRana Desert Championship lnco Line USA 61 9_961 _7 407 Series, Call the LaRana 24 Hours Info Line from the hand set on your FAX Machine. r Entries Close Feb. 24th. For Entry Forms Call 619-961-7407, 24 Hours

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Volume 13 - Number i 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 SNAPSHOT February 1996 -ILLI OffllOAD UCIIIII -Subscription Rates: 11ridSnscf~.Racbw9 -· . . -· - . . $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA. Foreign Subscription rates on request. Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes.unsolicited contributions, but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited material will be returned only by request and with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: 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 ai: additional mailing office. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DttSty Times, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new address, and send to DUSTY-TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. OF THE MONTH ••• Rallying can be a lot of fun, but it also can put you down and out in a moment. This picture from the 1983 Budweiser Forest Rally shows the RX7 of Millen/ Roller in dire trouble while the spectators attempt to upright the car. Seems to us there are a few trees with different ideas. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funriies"or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Only black & white prints, 5x7 or 8x10 will be considered. Dusty Times February 1996 In This Issue ••• FEATURES Page Salute To Champions ............ ........................ 10 La Rana Hi Desert 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Chasing the 1000 ....... .-. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 East of Indio Rally ...................................... . 28 Australia Season Finale ................................... 30 Glen Helen #7 ..................... ..................... 32 Northwest Rally Report .................................. 36 Network Q RAC Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 SCORE Awards Banquet ................................. 42 Australian Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 . Colorado Hillelimb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DEPARTMENTS Happenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ·Trail Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Soap Box by Charlie Englehart ........... : . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Baja Pits ............................................... 34 Checkers ..... · .......................................... 35 Spirit Racing ............................................ 40 FAIR News ............................................. 41 CRS Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Good Stuff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Classified Ads .......................................... 55 ON THE COVER-We feature a pair of champions. We are sorry Porter and Rudd is are not on the cover, the overall champs, but they were last month. Ar-any rate Mike Julson and Bob Lofton led the points from time to time and ended up finishing third overall, after the Baja 1000. They won the opening race, always finished well up in Class 1 ranks and won the Class 1 championsip by a single point, that's close. Our other champion is Trophy-Truck winner Ivan Stewart, whose ability to finish all seven races helped him win the year's championship and 60,000 dollars. Ivan won at Parker and Laughlin, didn't even need to go to the 1000, he already had enough points that he couldn't be beaten. Congratulations to both men for their efforts in 1995. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Inc. to S~70MU/ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $20.00 □ 2 years -$30.00 □ 3 years -$40.00 (no crooit cardi. please) Take, advantage of your subscription-bonus •• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. 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1996 Happenings ••• ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector ' APTO42 San Jose de! Cabo Baja Calif. de! Sur, Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPONSHIP Darryl,Smith 19 Somers St. -Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia ,01 l-18-07-3298-5522 AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFFROAD Class 10 cars only Serge Lambert 65 Rue de Valcourt Blainville, Quebec, Canada 1<7B IHI (514)434-5792 BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box 392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 311163 Mexicali, BC, Mexico ( Mexicali (65) 55-62-83 Off Road Races BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD. S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 8938 Calahasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 March 22-24, 1996 Cal City Spring Board 200 California City, CA July 19-21, 1996 Mid night 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 to Reno Off Road Race ( ";irs, Trucks Motorcycles, ATVs BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1533 Ogilen, Utah 1-14402 u,01) 627-B.O.R.E. May 4, 1996 \Xi cndover Express \X, endowr USA July 6, 1996 iackpot 200 Jackpot, NV ( t,·ntative closed course) AU!?USt 10-11, 1996 Salt Lake City, UT September 14, 1996 Bonneville Challenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Hri)!hton, Ontario, Canada I<0I<-1 HO ((, I 1) 475-1102 /Fax (6 I 3) 475-3250 1996 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 ( 715) 47/-1-2222 June 28-30, 1996 Spring Brush Run 101 Crandon, WI AuJ?ust JO-September 1, 1996 ( :hevrolet World Championship Crandon, WI CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Dehhie Turner, CRS Director 25885 Stanford Hemet, CA 92544 (909) 925-0870 Mike Gibeault, SCCA Steward 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (619).375-8704 May 3-5, 1996 Rim of the World Palmdale, CA Page 4 July6-7, 1996 Reno Rally Reno, Nevada August 10-11, 1996 Gorman Ridge Fra:ier Park, CA September 7-8, 1996 Treeline Rally, Lake Hughes, CA October 5-6, 1996 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ C.O.D.R.A. CENTRAL OREGON DESERT RACING Terry Silbaugh 20515 Whitehaven Circle Bend, OR 97702 (503) 389-2044 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) 224-496'2 GUMBO BUTTES BAJA & MOTOCROSS Communications & Information Scott Olson (605) 224-5822 FAX ( 605) 224-5822 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J . Richards P.O. Box332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (011 52 617-46834) 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 Vahsholt:, President (719) 531-3642 W 1(719)687-9827 H P.O. Box 9735 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 D& T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 ( A II short course events at . Thurston Councy ORV Park) June 15, 1996 Short Course July 6, 1996 Short Course July 7, 1996 Two Hour Enduro August 24, 1996 Short ~our:;e September 15, 1996 , ..... 1 Not&s ~-S_hor_tCo_urse __ ■1 • ♦♦♦ FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Association 2750 Co:umel Drive #1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 ( 407) 254-5167 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 92011 (619) 427-575,9 February 3, '1996 Awards Banquet El Centr9, CA . February 18, 1996 , ,. · 'I< ing of the Dese-rt , , · El Centi6, CA ·· April 12-13, 1996 Quechan Indian Run by the River Winterha..-n, CA May 5-6, 1996 24 Hours le Fud Plaster City, CA Jul¥ 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 Prpmotions, P.O. Box 582, Lakewood, CA 90714 . (310) 988-6250 ·, 1 996 Off Road Series Points Races February 11, 1 996 March 24, 1996 April 21, 1996 June 30, 1996 July 28, i 996 August 25, 1996 September 29, 1996 October 29, 1996 SPECIAL EVENT December 6, 7, 8, 1996 -Chevrolet Off Road Winter Series 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 6716 N. 106th St. Omaha, NE 68122 ( 402) 496-0846 Eve. ( all races at W eslf air Fair Grounds, Council Bluffs, Iowa on a ¾ mile course similar to the MTEG tracks, and Classes 1, 1-16oo, 7S and Quad under SODA rules) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box36 Cl~ves, Ohio 45002 ( All events 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 29IO Mission Viejo, CA 92690 ( 714) 364-05 15 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WDCLUB P.O. Box 465 Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C-5L2 B06(604)374-7175 days Randy ( 604) 579-9621 eves Keith ( 604) 828-1795 anytime ( All events start 7 miles NW of Kam loops) ,,,,-. February 1996 THE FINAL FLAG fell on Bill Scroppe last November just as he was completing his vacation home on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California. He was up in years and apparently died of complications associated with advancing age. Bill Stroppe was a true legend, a real enthusiast and played an indispensable role in Ford Motor Company's success over nearly fifty years, the first person initiated into the Ford Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1988. "Bill won races and he won people's hearts. He was part of the Ford family and he embodied the Ford spirit of fairness and competitiveness," said David Scott, VP, Ford. "Stroppe's leadership took Ford to the winner's circle in a broad spectrum of motorsports events, including the Pan American Road Race, the Mobilgas Economy Run, numerous NASCAR races, the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the Baja 1000 and record runs at Bonneville," recalled Dan Rivard, Director, Ford Special Vehicle Operations. It seemed Bill would go on forever, but recently he ·fell'into poor health. To his wife Helen and close friends we extend our deepest , .. syll)pathy 'and to Bill, we wish him Via con Dios. ' 'l'RJZRE WILL BE EXTREME changes in the pr~rams at La Rana Desert ~.cing,. their 1996 season in late January at Barstow. For starters they·have bumped the entry fee up $200 and now it is only $10.00 less than a .'full scale SCORE race. Formerly their claim to racers was affordable racing, .close to home. They also have Prime West television covering the events, and perhaps the extra $200 is to pay for that TV exposure. They are going to try a Summer Heat trio of events, Trophy Dash style at Barstow in April,June and August along with their seven desert races.· They also have a whole new program for contingency donors, where they must be present at all events, which is not possible for a lot of companies. We'll fill in the blanks after the first race, just two weeks away as we go to press. VEGAS TO RENO race, the longest off road race in the USA will begin at Rio Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday March 28th, 1996 with a technical inspection, contingency and vehicle impound. Racers will start their engines and begin racing on Friday March 29 from the Rio and finish up at the Peppermill Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada. The awards ceremony for the top finishers will take place on Sunday March 30th at the Peppermill. This long, long race will bring in racing enthusiasts from all over the world, with 200 car and truck teams, 150 motorcycle teams and 25 4-wheeler teams expected to compete in the more·than 500 mile long race, traveling over every type of terrain immaginable from dry lake beds to 8500 foot mountains, sand washes, valleys and mining camps. The course will take teams through the Toiyabe National Forest as well as 10 yards from the Death Valley National Monument. The course is challenging yet scenic and will test each racer's riding and driving skills. Car classc·s will follow the SCORE rules and check with Best in the Desert at ( 702) 45 7 -577 5 for motorcycle classes. Remember you will be on TV . with the one hour special on the Vegas to Reno race on ESPNZ some time next June. We were fortunate to be invited on the press preview ride and the scenery is spectacular especially in the middle section of the route. You don't have to run much on the pavement, just crossing a couple of small towns, and the rest of it is either really rough or very smooth and fast. This race could grow into a real happening like the Mint 400, given manufacturer and entry SUQport, but it is a well organized well marked c.ourse you'll find, especially in the sections new to this Frontier 500 veteran. LAND ROVER SETS RECORDS-Land Rover of North America broke all previous year-end retail records in 1995, selling 20,026 vehicles for the first time exceeding such well known luxury marques as Jaguar and Audi, thus maintaining North America's status as the world's largest Land Rover export market. The sales tally represents approximately 20 percent of Land Rover's total production, which exceeded 100,000 units this year for the first time in the company's 4 7 year history .They market four models in the USA the Range Rover 4 .0 SE and Sporty 4 .6, the limited edition Defender 90 Station Wagon and high value Land Rover Discovery. Land Rover Centres opened in 1995, a unique automotive outlet that offers sport utility buyers a knowledgeable sales staff, superior customer service, factory-trained technical help and expert four wheel drive instruction, all in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Centres provide four wheel drive vehicle accessories such as ski racks, brush bars and auxiliary lights. In addition the company has this year begun to market its own line of Land Rover Gear, clothing and personal accessories designed specifically for Land Rover owners. Currently there are thirty Centres operating in this country and Land Rover expects to open as many as forty more Centres by the end of 1996. · HOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-3376 Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fix" IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fast-Fill" dump cans. Both new products can save you race time . Race Smarl-Be Safe 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • {619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 Dusty Times

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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 Desert 200 Johnson Valley, CA November 15-17, 1996 Spangler 300 Ridgecrest, CA MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, MI 48813 (517)543-7214 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 June 22-23, 1996 Chevrolet Off RoadNationals Lake Odessa, MI July 20, 1996 Fowlerville, Ml July 28, 1996 Mason, MI August 1, 1996 Sandusky, MI August 7, 1996 Bad Axe, MI Auj!ust 10 -Corunna, MI Auj!ust 1 7, 1996 Mt. Morris, Ml Auj!ust 31, 1996 Kalama:oo, Ml MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION David Cronin, President. MAORA 2590 Mullanphy Florissant, MO 63031 (618) 765-2199 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series produced by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy Association Dave Barrett 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, MI 48506 (810) 736-922 I 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) 331-5 I 07 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 August 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 Blvd exit east 1 2 mi~) 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 Bolivar, Ohio ONT ARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Boh Joseph, President KO Hempstead Dr. JEEP HONCHO RACE TRUCK -PRE-RUNNER -FUN TRUCK Thie, Arizona e,treet legal/SCORE legal race truck will take you racing for lee,e $ than you would have thought! It ie ready to _go with freeh pro prep on AMC 401 V8~4WD. Turbo 400, Dana 60, ~ancho_T~ke a -Parte, air etope. Comp Comm intercomm and FM radio. KC H1L1TES, Inland, 3511 BFG'e, on Ultrae, Auto Meter, Wildwood, Maetercra~e,. etc., etc. Plue, &LL race epareel Theee include 8 new 35" BFG'e on Ultrae, trane, front end complete, eteering, pumpe, ign, ehocke, epringe,, radiator, glaee, doore, drivelinee, canvae cover, add'I. filtere, hoeee, block and engine parte. . ALSO INCLUDED 401 va T400 CHEROKEE CHASE -PRE-RUNNER -TOW VEHICLE :32" BFG'e, Maetercra~e. SW gaugee, Ranchoe, KC HiLiTES, etc., etc. It ie th~ damaged, eaey fix or uee for additional pa rte. Everything you need to go racing and it ii, KEAl2Y! We will even include delivery in AZ, CA or NV . Video 21vailable, for $10.00. $17,SOO Call Jim Russell @ Desert Steel {5 l]55-2 . ! Page 6 Hamilton, Oi1tario, Canada L8W 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 January 19-21, 1996 Parker 400 Parker, AZ March 8-10, 1996 T ecate 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, I 996 T ecate Baja I 000 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 8910b ( 702) 452-4522 February 10, 1996 Bottom Dollar Las Vegas, NV March 16, 1996 Southern Nevada 200 Las Vegas, NV May 17, 1996 Caliente 200 Caliente, NV August 3, 1996 Midnight Special Las Vegas, NV September 21, 1996 Gold Coast SNORE 250 Las Vegas, NV October 26, 1996 Twilight 200 Las Vegas, NV December 7, 1996 Vegas JO{) Las V <!gas, NV SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD DRIVERS ASSOCIATION Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 453-SODA May 25-26, I 996 Memorial Day 100 Lake Beneva, WI June 8-9, 1996 Antii:o Kiwanis Off Road Race Antip,o, WI Jun~ 22-23, 1996 Chevrolet Off Road Nationals Lake Odessa, Ml July 6-7, 1996 Road America Off Road Race Elkhart Lake, WI July 20-21, 1996 Luxemhurg Off Road Race Luxemburg, WI August 3-4, 1996 UP Off Road I 00 Bark River, MI February 1996 more Trail Notes ••• DAN SKAHILL who in recent years has been our man at Valvoline, the Western S_tates Regional Marketing Manager, has Joined the marketing division of the Disneyland Resort as Manager of Participant Marketing, it was announced by Bob Witter, Director of Promotions and Partnership Marketing. In his new position Dan will develop and execute both national and international consumer promotions tha support business for both Disneyland and its participant sponsors like American Express, Coco-Cola, National Car Rental, and Nestle. We will miss his friendly face at the major races, and he was very accommodating to those who asked for free oil or samples of other products on display in contingency row. We wish you good fortune in your new job Dan and hope you don't have to work so hard you can't come out to see us some race. VENABLE RACING AND ORTHO LAWN & GARDEN grow have a racing partnership in Super Truck and SODA in 1996. The San Jacinto, CA based Venable Racing T earn has announced a two year renewal of Ort ho Lawn & Garden as the primary sponsor of their 1996 N ASCAR Super Truck Series by Craftsman program and will expand into the Short course Off Road Drivers' Association (SODA) Series with the team for the coming season. Jim Venable, owner of Venable Racing also announced the signing of 35 year old Atwater, CA resident, Doug George-the 1995 NASCAR Winston West champion-as the pilot of the #21 Super Truck for the 1996 series, along with Venable veteran Rob MacCachren, as the pilot of their SODA effort. MacCachren, 30 of Las Vegas, Nevada will also continue to headline in Venable Racing's Rough Rider Ford Trophy-Truck in the SCORE Desert series in 1996. Venable explained "Next year will be a very aggressive season with a three series program and we're putting together a very agressive team to handle the challenge. Both Doug and his long-time crew chief, Rodney Haygood, are a proven entity, having earned five championship titles together. They will bring a combination of determination and communication to our team. Along with the guidance of our new Super Truck manager, Kris Mellon, Venable Racing will prepare the Super Truck vehicles at new facilities in Indianapolis for the 24 event NASCAR series. The Class 4 Ford will also be housed at the Indianapolis facilities by early May, with a separate off road crew managing the SODA effort. The team's desert racing operations will remain in San Jacinto, CA. The popular yellow and grass green Ortho identity which was honored by Fast Track magazine as the best paint scheme on the Super Truck circuit, will be · incorporated into the Venable Ortho SODA Class 4 Ford F-150 program giving the two Fords a visually unified look in both series, and both have full TV schedules. KC KiLITFS HAVASU HAPPENING MOTORSPORTS SHOW will have the first ever IN-N-OUT BURGER CRUISE In HAY ASU. Friday night March 29 roddin' history will be made in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Hundreds of street rods, muscle cars, motorcycles, trucks and other cool cars will cruise on McCulloch Blvd., Havasu's main street. The friendly merchants and citi:ens of Havasu have blocked off their street for the night's festivities, and that night they will have a special destination. Parked on the Boulevard will be the remote cook out semi from In-N-Out Burgers, and for that night they will be serving up their famous hamburgers and doubles to the ,.Participants and spectators. The Southwest Chevroletlln-N-Out Burger Cruise is just one of the activities of the weekend long open motorsports event. Things get started Thursday night for early arrivals and locals with a repeat of last year's "Margarita Cruise" to Chili Charlies' restaurant. There they fill the parking lot with cool cars, oldies music and old time crusin' blended with the outside bar and grill specially set up for the night. This function as well as the Friday night Cruise are free and the public is encouraged to come see the cars and join the-fun. KFLG radio ( 102 .7) will be doing a live remote broadcast on Friday night and again from the golf course on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Sunday the vehicles will be at the London Bridge Resort, displayed on the grass at the Queens Bay Golf Course. They compete in the Bud Light Show and Shine for more than 75 awards plus drawings for BFGoodrich Tires and Ultra Custom Wheels. There will be a SO 150 drawing and a raffle for a Mike Love custom painted antique picnic cooler. The public is invited, tickets are only $3.00 per person. On display will be additional race vehicles plus many vendors and the In-N-Out Burger rig selling Burgers for lunch Saturday. This is the largest open motorsports event in the tristate area and last year featured vehicles from as far away as Tacoma, WA. TEAM TOYOTA and Ivan "lronman" Stewart enter the 1996 SCORE Trophy-Truck season looking to renew the "Ironman's" driver's championship and capture the manufacturer's title as well. The SCORE Parker 400 Trophy-Truck race, the first of seven this year, kicks off January 20 at Parker, Arizona. Last year at Parker Stewart took the lead near the midway point and held the front spot until the finish. Even with the rough terrain, the Toyota truck had virtually no mechanical difficulties and the Precision Preparation Inc. (PPI) crew performed flawlessly during pit stops. All of these factors helped Stewart complete the 200 mile course in just three hours, 21 minutes and 4 3 seconds. In addition to the Parker victory the'' Ironman" went to the winner's circle at the Laughlin Desert Challenge where he clinched the 1995 SCORE Tecate Trophy-Truck Driver's championship. He was the only Trophy-Truck participant to finish every one of the seven races for a total of 264 2 .02 miles.Toyota finished the year in second place for the manufacturer's championship. "We had a great year overall, and I'm looking forward to a repeat performance in Parker followed. by more victories throughout the season," said the SO year old Stewart who recently became a grandfather, courtesy of son Brian and his wife Allison. "Competing against the larger V-8s with our V-6 is always a challenge, but we plan to use our other strengths and advanced technology to overtake the competition." The PPI built Toyota truck is powered by the only V-6 in the Trophy-Truck class. The 3.5 liter, single overhead cam engine, which produces more th,m 300 horsepower, is built by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) USA, Inc. Stewart's success in 1995 earned him a spot on the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association ( AAR WBA) All American First T earn. He shares the honor with, among others, PPG IndyCar World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon in 1995. Ivan Stewart also received this AARWBA honor in 1990 and 1993. Entering his 24th year in off road racing and 14th year with Toyota, Stewart has amassed 80 career victories and eight driver's championships, Included'in these wins are 13 Baja S0Os, eight Mint 400s, four Parker 400s, and two Baja 1000s in class. Since teaming with Toyota in 1983, Stewart and the PPI crew have accumulated 53 victories in both stadium and desert off road racing. Each of these victories has come in Toyota vehicles designed, assembled and tested in the United States. Ivan needs to get the8 cylinder engine from the T-100 truck in his race car, but it would probably call for a whole new design . and the V -6 is doing just fine as of 1995. Dusty Times

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SOAP BOX ••• An Open Letter To All SCORE Off Road Racing Competitors What is contingency? What are the requirements? How do I get paid? Who is responsible for the inspection and the setup of the contingency area? These and many other questions will hopefully be answered in this letter. product, not a mix of the same · product type on the race vehicle. #2-In some instances a competi-tor must fill out a "Declaration of Intent ,Form" supplied by the manufacturer/donor! #3-The prominent display, on each side of the race vehicle, of the manufacturer/ donor decals! (Some manufacturer( s) I donor( s) will also require a decal on the windshield or the forward facing section of the roof). These decals are obtained, before the actual race event, from the manufactur-er( s) Id o nor( s), not present during contingency day, may,· possibly, be obtained from the contingency verification team, at the end of the display area. #4-' The manufacturer/ donor decals _The term 'contingency' relates to the use of prod.uct( s) and decal(s) on racing vehicles. A manufacturer/donor then pays a declared amount of money and/ or product to a competitor "contingent" (hence the name) on the requirements. The requirements are: #1-Use of product( s) on the vehicle! NOTE!!! Most manufacturers require exclusive us~ of their Happenings (continued) August 31-September 1, 1996 World's Championship Crandon, WI September 14-15, 1996 -Wisconsin Off Road Festival Os~kosh, 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 Carne·y, Director 7 Prutell Drive Apalchin, NY 13732 (607) 625-5676 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Daw Urbanowic:, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (All events at Owego Motor 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 1 996 Season Opener Prairie City SVRA Park ,Sacramento, CA April 20-21, 1996 Spring Special Prairie City SVRA Park Sacramento, CA May 25-27, 1996 Yerington Desert Race Yerington, NV July 27-28, 1996 Fallon 250 at·Night Fallon, NV August 30-September 2, 1996 Yerington to Fallon and Back Yeringt01i, 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 umas, 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 -I..;;. OFF RO~ESTIV AL Page 8 Terry or !¥v Friday 5913 So. t.fS. Hwy45 Oshkosh, WI54901 ( 414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware Sr. Oshkosh, WI 54901 ( 414) 426-04701( 414) 982-7306 AffENTION RACE & RALLY ORGANIZERS List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free! It is the only way some fans knowaboutyourevent, if they don't happen to be on your club mailing list. Don't call, but mail your 19<)6 schedule as soon as possible for listing in this column; it could bring you some extra entries! Mail your race or rally schedule to: DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Cha~~orth, CA 913 n-4404. must be on each side of the race vehicle at the end of the racing event! At the finish line of the race event, the contingency director will use the predeclared conting-ency form the driver of record filled out. This form guides the director toward those pro-duct(s)ldecal(s) that are used on the race vehicle. The director then verifies, on the form, the product( s) / decal( s) that are present. The director then notifies the manufacturer(s)l -donor( s) of those competitors that have both the product( s) and decal(s); and thereby qualify for payment. The manutacturer1 -donor then issues either a check or a product declaration form to the competfror. NOTE!!! The last process will be delayed because February 1996 we are all unable to decipher the nameladdress/ city/zip/S.S.# of the driver of record. The contingency row setup and location is a joint effort between SCORE International and the host city. Local laws/ ordinances effect where we setup and for what duration. This is of particular concern when dealing with high octane racing fuel. Local civic groups are welcomed into contingency row at all events. Major sponsors are obviously welcome to participate as well. In many instances an entire town will "turn out" for the circus like atmosphere of contingency row. We, at SCORE International, feel this benefits everyone involved with our sport, competitors, manufacturers, donors, sponsors and race teams. The exposure and scope of SCORE International contingency row is unique to our sport. The contingency program is managed by Charlie and Linda Engelhart. They have been involved with off road racing since the Baja 500 in 1975, and as directors since 1978. They can be reached at (310) 921-2838 to answer any questions. Come see, contingency row at the next event. Charlie V olunreers are invited to climb on their "Soap Box" and fill this space with their thoughts about what is good and what is not so good about the state of the s/>ort. Your words, short of being libelous, will be printed. So, send along your praise or damnation on your Soap Box to/>ic to Dusty Times, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth,,CA 91311-44o8. Dusty Times

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SCORE's other series, the Tecate Trophy-Trucks, is high dollar and mostly purpose built tube Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis not only won Class 1-2-1600, they also won overall on points in the frame race cars that look like trucks. Ivan Stewart won at Parker, got a fourth in Nevada 250, a third Suspensions Unlimited racer. They won at Parker, San Felipe, the Baja 500, Laughlin and the at the Baja 500, third at the star crossed Fireworks 250, but his win on points after winning Laughlin biggie - the Baja 1000. They were third at the Nevada 250 and had troubles at the Fireworks 250. was enough to ensure his points championship, while he led most of the way in the Baja 1000, a Our sincere congratulations to the entire hard working team. late breaking mechanical problem put him fifth at the flag. Salute To Desert Champions ~ Jean Calvin It doesn't seem possible that the competition year is over for 1995, the year went by so quickly. It caught us a little short on time ,to get information from other organizations, so this year we will feature SCORE in the desert races. It all started at Parker, AZ the end of January and the entry topped over 200. As it has in recent years, the race started on the banks of the Colorado River by the Blue Water Marina, which would be the finish line also. The course went out along Osborne Wash, turned right under the highway and to the full 126 mile loop, three times around for most classes, and then back under the freeway to the Blue Water Marina finish. It is nice to start the season with a familiar course. Also familiar was the registra-tion at the Elks Club, and the huge amount of contingency donors lining several blocks on both sides of downtown streets. Rain early in the week meant scant dust on the track and a few big puddles remained. This year there were no bikes or A TVs at Parker, their early start replaced by Trophy-Trucks who left at 7:30 a.m. on a nice sunny day. There were 20 Trophy Trucks entered in the T ecate series facing a 197 mile course done in short laps of about 19-31 miles, with numerous runs and a mandatory pit stop through the main pit area off Shea Road. They got the checkered flag at the Shea Road pit, and it went to Ivan Stewart,_ Toyota. Robby Gordon, Ford, led the first loop, but Ivan was only two minutes back and took over the lead on lap 2. A few were in the pits with various problems. Walker Evans was within a minute of Ivan followed by Jim Smith, all three less than two minutes apart. There was a lot of pit action, some failed machines; when they headed back to the Marina Ivan Stewart had the lead, · and won at over 62 mph, with a big points lead on the season. Jim Smith was second closely followed by Rob MacCachren, Curt LeDuc, Jeep, Walker Evans, and Robby Gordon moving slowly with a sick engine in sixth. The Pros started the Nature's Recipe Parker 400 at 10:00 a.m. Page 10 . with Class 1 leading off with a formidable entry. Ed and Tim Herbst led the early going in their Porsdie powered two seater and Stuar Chase was next, followed by Chet Huffman/John Hagle, and several Porsche powered machines after one lap. Things changed on the middle lap and Mike Julson, now driving his Jimco had the lead. He was out to prove you could win with a slim investment in a Type 4 engine. Pat Dean was second in a Porsche Chenowth. Early leader Herbst had a broken front end, and more troubles.Julson had a rear flat and still turned the fastest third lap of the day. He and Bob Lofton, who· started, won Class 1 and overall, well proving his point. Pat Dean was second, followed by Stuart Chase, Mark McMillin and Shannon Schultz from AZ. Next away was Class 8 with Rick Johnson keeping his Chevy ahead of Dave Ashley's Ford. He was followed by the Chevies of Jimmie Johnson and Dale White. Rick Johnson, looking smooth, passed 21 unlimited cars and six trucks to be first on the road on the second loop, and it looked like a done deal. But his truck quit with 70 miles to go and it was finished. So was Ashley with hub and rear end failure. Meanwhile Jimmie Johnson had a flawless race and motored steadily to the class win. Dave W esthem had early trouble but he recovered to take second place, followed by Dale White, all Chevies and Sergio Nolasco in a Dodge Dakota. Class 10 left next 33 strong with a goodly number of water pumpers in the field led away by Larry Job in his new Toyota powered Mirage. He had three minutes on Adam Wik in Kevin Davis's Jimco, Jerry Penhall, Jim Pierce, Toyota Raceco and Ray Croll in his new double A-armed Jimco. On the second lap Davis took over from Wik and took the lead when Job smacked a phone pole and did serious damage to the Mirage. Davis had a nine minute lead, and had no trouble winning Class 10, taking fourth overall. Tim Scalzo ran solo to second in his Raceco, the Harmon brothers were third followe~ by Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Dave Bufe/Will Higman and I Tom Schilling/ Dave Richardson , in a new ·'J imco A-arm car. Class 5 started nine cars and most of them finished. Driving solo Mike Jakobson led Greg Deihl by just two minutes, a half hour ahead of the pack. After two · laps Jakobson stopped to get a brake fixed and Neal and Mike Grabowski were second now after a fi_rst lap seige of electrical problems, Vance. Allen in third, Michael James/John Cooley, · fourth having spent 45 minutes with a locked up transmission. Jakobson's luck held and he took the win. The Graboski brothers were second 35 minutes later, then came James and Cooley who rolled on the last loop but ran in to finish. · Class 1-2-1600 was 21 ·cars strong off the line and Dean and Mark Bayerle in a car they just bought took an early lead despite having never raced before. Danny Porter was just a minute back with Rob Nolin another minute back then the pack. Mark Ruddis took over from Porter with a stop to fix the power steering and he moved to the front passing Nolin/Todd Teuscher, and the herd. Ruddis had no more problems and brought the car home a winner for himself and Porter. Nolin/ Teus-cher wrestled in without power steering for second, just 6½ minutes back, Brent Grizzle and Dale Ebberts were third, followed home by the brakeless Ronny Wilson/ Lee Patten. The novice Bayerles finished fifth out of 15 who did finish in the class. Class 7 grew to nine entries and out front it was the new team of Carlos and Jorge Ibarra, in a Ford Ranger and second. ~as Gerardo Novelo in an ex-Mears Nissan. The lbarras who shared the driving and Jeff Lewis had quite a battle back and forth but heading into the last lap the Ibarras still led Lewis with Novelo in third with overheating in the trans. All but the three lead cars had trouble. Lewis got the lead over the lbarras as the course dried out. The two trucks crossed the finish line nearly together. Lewis won by eight seconds over the Ibarras; , Novelo was third and the last Class 7 finisher. · February 1996 Mike Julson and co-driver Bob Lofton won the Class 1 title driving an A-arm single seat Jimco. They started out by winning at Parker and won again at the Baja 500. They were third at the Nevada 400, second at San Felipe, second at the Fireworks, third again at Laughlin, and didn't finish the 1000. It was a winning combination and they were third overall on points. It was tight in Class 7S as Mike the first lap by 28 seconds over & John Becker, Ford just barely the J imco of Alfonso Lacarra and led Larry Plank and Scott Lalo Mayoral. Third was Howard Steinberger, Ford off the start. Goldsmith and Dave Beverly. Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen Poole and Faulkner had a bad ran third also in a Ford. On lap 2 clutch and alternator but still Steinberger moved into the lead, built their lead to five minutes, the Beckers dropped back with despite dim lights. But they took trouble, Vinje and Hansen were the class win over Mayoral and I second, Brady Helm and Pete ' Lacarra whoworriedaboutlossof Swift were third. Steinberger and J oil pressure, but took second with Plank survived a last lap flat to : Brian Jeffrey and Byran Moyna-take the win, a half hour ahead of han moving up to finish third over Helm and Swift, Vinje and Goldsmith/ Beverly. Hansen with electrical woes The Stock Full class did only finished third followed by the twQ laps led initially by Steve Beckers in fourth. Olliges and Tim Casey, Ford, In Class 3 Robert Hayley out Chad Hall, Hummer, and Austin lived theotherswhohadlongfirst Robison, Hummer. Olliges and laps in the '72 Bronco he bought Casey had no troubles save a new. ToddandJimGatrelldrivea broken radio antenna and went propane fueled Chevy Blazer and on to win the class for Ford. Chad completed only two laps, good for Hall had some woes and finished second place. Robert Hayley and five minutes back in second, and Vic Bruckniann brought the tidy Robison solved his gear problem Bronco into the finish first in and finished third in his first ever Class 3, winning by over a lap. professional off road race. All · Class 5-1600 was down on eight starters, including the entry but produced good racing. British Land Rovers finished. Danny Ledezma led first lap on The Stock Mini Trucks did two time right on Gustavo Vildosola 's laps also, the eight starters first led bumper. Vince Alcouloumre by Michael Martin, who vanished with a new surfboard atop his Bug on lap 2 and Felix Hurtado and ran.a close third. Speeding away Marlon Guardado took over from pit row Ledezma endoed in a taking the checkered flag first, ditch. So ending lap 2 it was Matt Vaughan was second and Vildosola, with Charlie Watters third was Allen Russell. But ·it now driving with over six minutes wouldn't be Parker without a tech lead. Ledezma was behind them crew attack on some class, and and Alcoulournre was in third. this was ft. Hurtado was DQd for Watters came in for Vildosola's shocks through the bed, Vaughan 1 first Parker ·win, the Ledezmas for putting the battery in. the bed, were second, Mark Foti, third, and Russell for reinforced A-arms and the Iribe family fourth. and steering knuckles. So a pair of Class 9 was down to six starters real veterans, out for a lark really, but they ran close for a good race. · won the class in an ex-drag racer 'Mike Faulkner and Rick Poole led ' Nissan, Carl Jackson and John Dusty Times

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Ray. See, you can make a . comeback even if the equipment is older! There were nine Sportsman entries and four finished. Rudy and Bob Arzate on a 1-2-1600 Mirage were the fastest, next was Kim Peterson/Joe Key in a Class 9 Jimco followed by Rick Sanders and Steve Minga in a Woods Baja Bug. That is really all we know about the Sportsman classes and for sure don't understand the finishing order. The San Felipe 250 is a favorite SCORE race for many people and happening in mid March when it is still cold and rainy north of the ~ border but warm, sunny and fun Class 3 had Robert Hayley and Vic Bruckmann winning at Parker in a Bronco, along the Sea of Cortez. And there and they won again. at the Ba~a 500, Firework~ 250, and took_ second at is a shrimp like you'll never taste Laughlin and the BaIa 1000. It ,s tough competing in older equ,pment and anyplace else. They have gone _th_e:....y_d_o_a_g::..o_o_d_1=--·o_b_. --------------------Class 5 was almost a two horse race but Mike James and Mike Kalicki won the Nevada 250, Baja 500, and the Baja 1000. James was third at Parker, second at San Felipe and again second at Laughlin and had a wide points margin at season's end. high dollar in hotel accommoda- , vehicle and Beaver stayed in between Gerardo Novelo, Nissan, · third a half hour back followed in tions, but meals are reasonable second. Nolasco tood the win at and Jeff Lewis in a new Chevy by Kody Wright and Sean Moss and if you like to haggle, fifth 0 1 A, and as the fastest S-10. Novelo had it his own way fourth and the last Class 9 souvenirs are dirt cheap. Mexican entry he also won the as Lewis had new car breakage finisher. The bikes and ATVs took off Pennzoil$1000 prize. Beaver held twice early on. Chris and Rick Nobody recorded the passage early and the Trophy-Trucks second, Perry McNeil/Broe Taylor were third in their Ford. of the six Class lls, who ran the followed them through the arches Glover were third, and Steve Novelo had no problems, not short, 190 mile course, but they in town and off into the desert on Scaroni in John Swift's Ford even a flat and finished first and ran hard and four finished. Victor one250mileloop.Ataboutll5 Explorer and then Dave 11th overall. But later he was Barajas/LarryNegretecame miles Rob MacCachren had the Crinklaw. DQd on technical grounds, so home just 12 minutes faster than leadbuthadaflattireintheFord Classl0wasahugecrowdof Lewis, over an hour back, Terry Keiley/Chris Woodward and Larry Ragland went by into 30 starting cars, and early on the inherited the win and the Taylors in the battle of the Beetles. Carlos the lead. Robby Gordon was third lead was between Larry Job, Andy were well back in third. Aguilar I Alberto Soto were just followed by MacCachren and Wehe and Kevin Davis, almost Class 7S held 13 trucks, led by 18 seconds behind in third and Curt LeDuc. Ragland had an eight tied. Davis took over the lead on Larry Plank off the line and be led Eric,Solorzano/Hector Rodriguez minute lead at about 150 miles the next leg, but after the mini all the way to Borrego. Rick D. wer¢ fourth over an hour f~rt~r over Gordon, Ford, John Swift summit loop Job was back in the Johnson held second despite back. was third in his Ford and LeDuc, lead, Davis/ Adam Wik were ignition trouble and Scott Sells The Full Size stockers didn't Jeep, fourth. At the next check it second and Wehe was tied for was suffering from losing 4 wheel have to run the summit twice and was still Larry Ragland out front, third with Tim Scalzo. Job lost his drive and steering trouble. John the close race saw three in the Gordon second, LeDuc third and rear brakes but won Class 10 by Becker was next and then Dan same minute at Borrego, Marc others were busy with major about four minutes and he was Cannon. Scott Steinberger drove Stein, David Sykes and Steve repairs. Ivan Stewart had only five fourth overall in a solo drive. the second half of the race, and Olliges, all in Fords followed by cylindersworkingmostoftheday Davis and Wik were second and came around to.take the win for the Hummers of Austin Robison and needed lots of oil. Heading Wehe, driving solo, was third and himself and Plank in the Ford. A and Chad Hall. Stein had a perfect east to San Felipe Larry Ragland solo driver Scalzo, fourth. Rick different Rick Johnson took over day with his new truck with Chris in his old Chevy, arrived at the Romans did a solo drive to fifth. · the second place truck midway Tartar riding shot gun, finishing finish line just after noon and he In Class 5 Mike Jakobson was and held the place to the flag in the first by a skinny 1 ½ minutes, won the Trophy-Truck honors by out front early driving solo, but Ford and,. despite running out of Olliges and Tim Casey were just ten minutes over Robby Gordon Mike James stayed close as did gas Scott Sells held third in his four more minutes back followed who had dropped time with a bent George Seeley and Neal and Mike Toyota at the finish line. by Robison's Hummer in eight driveshaft. Rob MacCachren was Graboski. At the first Borrego pit None of the four starters in plus minutes and Chad Ha!!, third in a battered Ford, LeDuc Jakobson had five minutes on Class 3 finished. Early leader barelyrecoveredfromanaccident fourth in a Jeep followed by James who then handed over to Robert Hayley fought with Kirk where he got hit hard near the Walker Evans, Dodge and Ivan co-driver Mike Kalick·. Seeley Kovel, both in Broncos, but arches. Stewart, Toyota. continued in third anq others had Hayley had a flat, rolled and ran We have no passage times on The Unlimited Pro cars started time costly troubles. Jakobson out of gas, Kovel broke a rear the mini stockers either. Steve next and soon had a battle royal had a good day and ran into San trailing arm but we don't know Williams was probably leading going. MikeJulsonled, with Mark Felipe the Class 5 winner. Kalicki who went the furthest the fastest most of the time in the Ford with McMillin, Ed and Tim Herbst, ran out of gas about three miles in this class. the official looking LA County Doug Fortin/Steve Sourapas and from the checkers but he and Among the 11 5-1600 Bugs Sheriff's logo on the doors and · other heavy hitters following. Jamessalvagedsecond.Seeleywas Danny Ledezma was the early official roof lights. Williams is a After they ran the loop over the down with a broken lower arm for leader, but the leaders were close Deputy Sheriff and uses the truck mini summit at mile 149 Julson acoupleofhoursbuthesoldiered together on time. Danny lost a as a visual aid when visiting handed over to Bob Lofton, and on to third in Class 5 a half hour spark plug· wire and Jon Brindell schools. Anyhow Steve and co-fixed a bad ~-Y· boot while the ahead of the others. and Howard Hughes took over driver Charles Braden won the Herbsts went past. Next it was Class 1-2-1600 fielded 23 · the lead. Hughes did the second class that three finished in the Frank Arciero in Bob Gordon's starters at San Felipe and early half dicing with Hector Ledezma Ford Ranger. Feli,x Hurtado and car, then Fortin with no power leaders were two novic~ teams, until Hector lost a valve cover. Marlon Guardo were second, 50 steering. At the next check the Shane Balch/Jeff Lang, and Dean Hughes, who retired some time minutes back in a Toyota, and Herbsts led by two minutes over and Mark Bayerle. Second back got his first win since 1981. Matt Vaughan and Kevin Brown Lofton and Sourapas was third generation racer Balch was in his The father and son Ledezmas were were third and last in_p Nis~an. with steering woes.John Gaughan first SCORE race and the Bayerle second about 11 minutes back, The final class away 1s the had his Chevy powered Chen-brothers were in their second off followed by Steve Miszkiewicz and Sportsman with six starters. First owth next followed by Tom road race of any kind. Danny Rick St. John who had some new to get back to the arches were Bradley. Ed and Tim Herbst had Porter .ran third, Brent Grizzle car bugs, Carlos and Gerardo Doug Naylor/ Alan Barrett out no real troubles as they took the fourth and Gary Cogbill fifth. At Iribe and Enrique and Manuel for their first time in a Class 10 class and overall win. Lofton had Borrego Balch was gone and the Avalos, fifth. Toyota powered Raceco. The car distributor woes but salvaged Bayerles led with Ebberts in Class 9 with nine starters, was quit just before the finish, but second for himself and Julson. Grizzle's car second and Porter led away by Alfonso Lacarra, theygotitgoingforthevictory.ln Third came Sourapas/Fortin, third. Midway it was Bayerle, Jimco then Darnen Jefferies in about three minutes Luis and John Gaughan and Tomm Y Porter, Ebberts, Cogbill. Then another Jimco. Lacarra broke a Jorge Leal finished in a Porsche Bradley. Mark Bayerle lost the brakes and throttle cable, but still led at 2-seater. Then 50 more minutes Next away were the big Class 8 hit a fence and fell back for BorregoandJefferies held second. went by before Enrique Tron-trucks, 14 strong and were led by repairs. Porter's co-driver Mark Luis Guevara ·and Federico coso/Rudolfo Valenzuela took Dave Ashley and Dan Smith, Ruddis got the lead and had no Montes, last year's winners were third in a VW powered Baja Bug. Ford. Second was Sergio Nolasco problems all the way back to San third. Lalo Mayoral got in Next came the Las Vegas· 250, in his brand new Dodge, tied with Felipe winning by over two Lacarra's car, and he had some which ran in April out of Jean, Dan Beaver, Ford. Next came minutes. Dean and Mark Bayerle serious clutch trouble, Jefferies NV to replace the Mint 400 and Dave Crinklaw, Ford and Frank hustled into second followed by moved into the lead and took the the long, tough course out of Turben, Chevy. Ashley /Smith Brent Grizzle/Darren Ebberts, flag, but was disqualified in post Nellis Air Force Base. It was a far fell out and Nolasco took the lead Ronny Wilson, and Gary Cog- race tech, which put Lacarra and cry fron its former glory, but it on the loop, followed by Beaver bill/Doug West as 13 of the 23 Mayoraloutfrontforthevictory. used portions of the Gold Coast and Turben. Nolasco built his finished the 1600 race. Guevara and Montes were 300 course and the 250 miles lead to 14 minutes on the lower With six starters the Class 7 second, a minute 22 seconds later, were tough ones. The new home leg going very smoothly in a new . co~test was a two ·horse race Whew! BrianandJimJeffreywere of the race was the Vacation Dusty Times February 1996 Village south of the big guys on . the Strip but handy to the airport. The Trophy-Trucks started at six a.m. They had four hours to do three laps, 240 miles. Everyone else had ten hours, which would be tough for some classes to make. After one lap, the ranks slimmed from 19 starters, and Jim Smith had his Ford in the lead on time and on the road, but Ivan Stewart's Toyota was just 16 seconds behind with Paul Simon only 25 seconds behind him. It was a real horse race on the rough and rocky terrain. In 37 seconds more Carl Renezeder was fourth followed by Walker Evans very close. A few were already looking for a trailer including Brady Stiles driving Larry Ragland's new Nelson and Nelson Chevy on a break-in run. After two laps Simon's Ford led by a minute 15 seconds over Rob MacCachren, Ford. Evans was third followed by Curt LeDuc, Jeep, Carl Renezeder in fifth while Ivan Stewart was down getting a shock fixed. Smith had lost his transmission. Paul Simon really roared through the last lap as Dave watched. Paul stopped for a splash of fuel, insurance on a rough course and now ran second on time to Rob MacCachren, who lost his transmission about six miles before the finish. Simons took their third win in the series, Walker Evans was second with a couple of flats and Larry Ragland, also with a couple of flats came in third, Ivan Stewart was fourth followed by Robby Gordon. It was a high attrition race for the Trophy-Trucks. The Unlmited Open Wheelers led off the Pro classes just after 10:00 a.m., starting at 30 second intervals. The first four cars finished lap 1 just seconds apart; they were Tom Bradley Sr., Tim and Ed Herbst, Doug Fortin Jr. in Steve Sourapas's A-armed car, and Pat Dean's Porsche Chen-owth was a minute and a half behind with Chet Huffman/John Hagle on his tail. On the second lap Bradley ran out of gas, lost 12 minutes and made a driver change to his son Tommy. Pat Dean took the lead, Bradley was second. Tom and Steve Martin were third in the Pontiac powered Raceco, and the Herbsts fought failed power steering into fourth, followed by Mike Julson and Bob Lofton, who had already rolled. On the last lap Dean still led, Bradley was second and the front runners all had flats. So, Bradleys won, Herbsts were second, followed in by Lofton and Julson who had no power steering. Fortin/Sourapas fP"' Page 11

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' ~ Gustavo Vildosola and Charlie Watters steam rolled over Class 5-1600. They won at Parker; Nevada 250, Baja 500, Fireworks 250, Laughlin, and the Baja 1000 in an impressive display of good driving by both men and excellent car prep, with scarcely a delay all year from mechanical trouble. Class 7 has belonged to Jeff Lewis and his Chevrolet for several years and 1995 was no different. He won Parker, San Felipe, Nevada 250, Baja 500, Laughlin and there were no Class 7 official finishers at the Baja 1000. Vinje/Hansen and Pete Swift and V were on three seconds over Don Lampus, Brady Helm. -cylinders, good for fourth and Jimco, who had rolled just TherewerefourinClass3,only Dean, who ran out of gas, was minutes into the race. Ron one finished the rugged route. fifth. Wilson was third followed by Jim Robert Hayley and Vic Bruck-In Class 8 Rick Johnson was in Dizney, J imco and Rick Paquette mann had the Bronco in the first the lead at the end of lap 1 in his and Mike McClune, Raceco in lap lead, abouttwo minutes ahead Chevrolet, just over eight minutes fifth. This class ran tighter than of Todd and Jim Gatrell in their upon Dan Smith, Ford, in a battle Class 10 with an even three propane powered Blazer. Dick of former motorcycle champions, minutes between first and fifth. Sasser had his Scout in third and Dale White was next in his Chevy On the middle lap Wilson and Kirk Kovel got in the lap with and t,hen came Steve Barlow in co-driver Lee Patten moved into problems. The Gatrells took the John Swift's Ford Explorer and the lead by just over a minute over lead after two laps as Haley had Sergio Nolasco was fifth in a theBayerles.Dizneyandco-driver problems on lap 2, while Sasser Dodge. Johnson had a power Ross Craft were now in third 34 ran third shedding parts along the steering problem and Smith took seconds later followed by Lam us way. The Gatrells motored on to the lead away despite having no and PaquettelMcClune, still only. victory, Sasser retired after two second gear. White held third, five minutes behind the leader. - laps and Hayley and Bruckmann Nolasco moved up to fourth Lap 3 was bad luck. Wilson/ - · got in two laps also good for followed by Darren Skilton, Jeep Patten didn't survive, nor did second spot. Grand Cherokee. Dan Smith had PaquettelMcClune. The Bayerles In Class 5-1600 Gus Vildosola no trouble no flats and won the slid under a mini truck that took the first lap lead by just over race by half an hour over Rick suddenly stopped, got tangled up a minute on Danny Ledezma. Johnson. Nolasco was third, in the bed and'didn't finish lap 3 Vince Acouloumre was third and White took fourth, and Skilton either. Meanwhile Dizney and Jeff Holmes fourth, giving tech was only three minutes behind Craft struggled with a sticky trans inspector Art Saavedra a good him in fifth. and won! Standing around the ride. After two laps Ledezma led, Rick Romans had the Class 10 finish line they discovered the Charlie Watters was second in the lead in his Rabbit Raceco after power steering belt was gone. Vildosola car, Acouloumre was one lap with one minute on Tom Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis still third, John Holmes was now Schilling in a VW poweredJimco. lost their power steering in the driving the Holmes machine in Rod Muller, Jimco, was third, first40 miles, but finished second fourth. Ledezma dueled back and Robert Harman was fourth, and about six minutes behind. In third forth with Watters who had a flat AndyWehewasfifth,alllessthan it was Lampus. Brian and Scott on the last lap but Hector five minutes apart. On the second Steele had a flat motor all day and Ledezma was out working in the lap Romans still led, but by only were happy with a fourth. engine bay, and Vince A. lost his eight seconds over Schilling, In Class 7 Tim Lawrence led the clutch. Charlie Watters took the Wehe held third, and then came firstlap by about eight minutes in win for Gus Vildosola and Larry Job who had first lap his Ford Splash over Jeff Lewis in himself by 27 minutes over Jeff troubles, followed by Jim and a Chevy S-10, who had already and John Holmes. Well back Mike Zupanovich. Romans and lost his front drive and an idler Steve Miszkiewicz/Rick St. John Schilling held their positions on arm, Chris Taylor was third in his were third, followed by the the last lap, so Rick Romans won Ford, repaired the day before. Ledezmas who also broke an axle by over four minutes over Tom Lawrence got out and co-driver on the last lap. Schilling. Wehe held third de&pite Ron Norton did the second lap, There were only five Class 9 traffic woes, Larry Job and Rob holding the lead despite stops to cars to tackle this tough course MacCachren. were fourth despite add power steering fluid. Lewis and four of them finished. Jim no brakes snd a trans that popped was well down and just cruising, Jeffrey was the first lap leader, out of third. Zupanovich ran out but Rick Taylor was pushing hard only 35 seconds up on Kevin of gas four miles out, but in second place. Robert Guthrie Graves and he had just over two bummed some from spectators drove the last lap in the leading minutes on Darnen Jefferies. On and came in for fifth place in Class truck and he held the lead to the the second lap Graves had the lead 10. checkered flag for Lawrence. byaboutthreeminutesoverBrian Class 5 lost Vance Allen early Lewis dec~ed he might get a Jeffrey who took over for Jim. as he rolled a few miles into the - finish so poured on the coal, Jefferies stopped for a quick fix on race. Mike Jakobson grabbed the passed the Taylors about ten the rear suspension and put his lead by three minutes over Mike miles out taking second place at dad Hal in for the last lap who led Grabowski who was 12 minutes the flag a couple minutes ahead of until hitting a big rock. Jefferies up on Lee Finke. Michael James the Tay1ors who finished third. had no problems and Darnen and was fourth after two flat tires. In Class 7S it was Scott Willie won Class 9. The Jeffrey Through lap 2 Jakobson held his Steinberger and Larry Plank in team moved up to finish second with less than a minute on front by 38 seconds with about 2½ minutes back and Neal Grabowski, James and co-Malcolm Vinje/Mark Hansen in Graves salvaged third, another driver Mike Kalicki were up to second followed by Billy Bunch/ -three plus minutes back while third and Finke dropped to JohnKeamey,JohnBeckerandthe Alfonso Lacarra and Lalo fourth. Jakobson lost a motor on Rick Johnsons, all driving Fords. Mayoral lost time on lap 1 when a thelastlapandwasgoneandlater Runningtroublefree,Steinberger rock got a torsion bar, but they the Grabowskis broke a torsion an.J Plank led the Johnsons by six came back to take fourth. Three bar and stopped for repairs. minutes at the end of lap 2, of thefourfinishersdroveJimcos. Meanwhile James and Kalicki Hansen/Vinje were third, then The last three classes decided to motored on to the Class 5 victory; the Beckers, who had troubles, run all three laps, but the Class Grobowskis were second, only and Helm/Swift in a Toyota. 1 ls did only two. Victor Barajas two minutes and 41 seconds Plank and Steinberger made it and Raul Gilbert led the first lap behind them. No one else threeforthree,didn'tevenhavea with ten minutes on Terry Kiely m;maged to finish. flat and looked clean at the finish and Chris Woodward. But during In Class 1-2-1600 Dean and line. The two Rick Johnsons were the second lap Barajas and Gilbert Mark Bayerle, Raceco led by 39 second, followed by the Beckers, were on the trailer, and Kiely and Page 11 February 1996 Woodward struggled to reach checkpoints before they closed. But the start/ finish closed down before they got there so only one lap was scored, Barajas winning, and Kiely second, 10 minutes back. The Stock Full Trucks had eight start and six finish. David Sykes led lap 1 over Marc Stein by three minutes, both in Fords, Rod Hall was third in a Hummer followed by Dale Sykes. Dave Sykes held the lead thru lap 2 despite troubles and had 11 minutes on Hall, second. Dave Sykes had no big delays and took the win followed in by Austin Robison with Rod Hall riding shotgun in the Hummer. Third went to Steve Olliges and Tim Casey in a Ford followed by Dale Sykes, Ford and Chad Hall, Hummer. The Stock Mini Trucks had three out of five starters finish, Matt Vaughan/Kevin Brown were out front in their Nissan with Leo Brown/Mike Homer second in a Ford. The Sheriff's Ford of Steve Williams/Charles Braden ~as third with front end woes. On the middle lap Brown/ -Horner moved into the lead after changing a radius arm bushing, just 20 seconds ahead of Wil-liams. Vaughan was last with a broken batl joint. Williams had a flat free race and with lights and siren going when he crossed the finish line to take the win. Michael Martin and Greg Foutz, in a Ford had no flats but tossed belts but went by Brown/Horner on the last lap to move into second place. Horner had only stock headlights but he got in for a third for he and Brown. The best Sportsman finish went to Mike Powada and David Villafana in a Class 10 car. Todd Burt was next in a 1600 Raceco he drove all the way. Third Sports-man were Georgians Bob and Steve Rule who got a full three lap finish, and only three of eight starters did finish. In June the scene shifted back to Baja California for the SCORE T ecate Baja 500 which started in Ensenada as usual but finished in a tiny wine town, Santo Tomas about 30 miles further south. It kept the racers out of traffic on the two lane Highway 1 after the race. The course was familiar and was contained mostly on the west side of the mountains. SCORE introduced a new sponsor this race, Johnson Controls Eveready Division. They will showcase their automotive batteries by this SCORE Series sponsorship. There was a major tratfic jam about 25 miles into the race, two collided just in front of a narrow trestle underpass, and ·cars sunk in the swamp trying to get around. It was a real mess. But many of the Class 1 cars· managed to get through. Mike Julson had his VW powered Jimco first on the road, where he started. John Gaughan was the first car through the jam up, in second in his Chevy powered Chenowth. In third was Tom Koch, Chenowth, and then Bob Gordon in his Porsche powered Chenowth, tied with John Hagle in a Nissan powered Chenowth. This was at Ojos Negros, about 65 miles into the race. On the next leg Julson had a flat and had to get out and change it himself, but held the lead to the beach, Gaughan was second and Gordon, Koch and Corky McMillin were the front five. Ed and Tim Herbst were moving to the front and so had Frank Arciero who had spongy brakes, and Frank tipped over and needed help to tum it over. At the 345 mile mark Julson was still in front of the Herbsts, Corky McMill-i n /Brian Ewalt were third followed by Arciero and Chet Huffman was fifth in Hagle's car. Gaughan had disappeared. Julson's luck held and he was the first across the finish line and first overall by a minute, 12 seconds over Ed and Tim Herbst. Ewaltl McMillin finished next but Arciero was just a few seconds later and he and Bob Gordon took third, bumping McMillin to fourth by 31 seconds. Huffman and Hagle were a tired but game fifth. It was Mike Julson's second Class 1 and overall Pro win of the young season. Class 8 had but nine starters, left second and Rick Johnson soon had his Chevy in front at Ojos but Perry McNeil/Broe Glover were just a minute back in , a Ford. Dale White was next in a tie with the Dave Ashley/Dan Smith Ford with Bob DeLozier, Chevy fifth, delayed by the traffic jam. Johnson had a flat but kept the. lead and at mile 217 he put , Jerry McDonald in to drive anq he held the lead. Ashley and Smith disappeared after Valle Trinidad and Dale White was second now in his Chevy followed by Dan Beaver, Ford with no brakes. They all had brake woes on the fast twisty road into Santo Tomas. McDonald held on and got the win for the team, White was second followed by Dan Beaver in third. Mark Newhan did fine once he got out of the traffic jam, but finished fourth followed in by DeLozier and Darren Skilton in a Jeep. Class 10 was a big group of 23 off the start and 16 finished. Steve Croll in dad Ray's Jimco led by a minute at Ojos with Rudy Townsley and Rick Romans tied for third and Larry Job, Mirage on the same minute with Tom Schilling, and the herd was close behind. At Jamau, 165 mark, Townsley was leadiogJob by four minutes. Schilling was third and Brian Parkhouse and Carlos and' Enrique Rivera were tied for fifth. Coming up the beach route Townsley's son Charlie hit a dammed up water hole, deep enough to kill the engine. Job came along, saw the stalled car took evasive action and motored safely on into the lead. Parkhouse co-driver Willie Melancon took second, Townsley dropped to third, then came Ray Croll. Fifth were Kirk Van Matre and Ryan Arciero. Larry Job, as were others, was fpr" Dusty Times

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199·5 SCORE PARKER_. 400 lllU JANUARY 19 -21 DESERT iNMtPIONSHl'P S f I I E S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS All times are Arizona Time -Mountain Time -_______ Friday, January 19 _______ ,... High Speed and Suspension Testing 8:00am to 5pm _ Osborne Wash Registration 9:00am to 5:00pm Elks lodge - 7th Street & Laguna Avenue ConlJngency Row -9:30am, to 5:30pm laguna Avenue & 12th Street Pre-Race Tech Inspection 10:00am to 6:00pm Race Vehicles WIii Be Escorted To Western Park Media Center -9:00am to 5:00 pm -Elks Lodge - 7th Street & Laguna Avenue Elks Club Barbeque Feed 6:00pm 7th Street & Laguna Avenue Mandatory Drivers Meeting· 7:30 pm Parker High School Gym 16th Street & laguna A venue Saturday, January 20 Late Registration & Tech - 6:30 am Trophy-Truck Start -7:30am • Pro & Sportsman Start-10:00am Blue Water Marina Sunday, January 21 Posting Of Unofficial Results -6:00am Competftfon Review Board - 7:00am Awards Presentation - 11.00am Blue Wafer Marina TOYOTA ·· THE OFFICIAL TRUCK OF SCORE INTERNATIONAL -·1~HONDAI Jk.,,,,..._,, __ \NtEELS -PRO DIVISION -FEE SCHEDULE ENTRY FEE -CLASSES 1-10 & PT---------$450.00 ENTRY FEE - CLASS 11, SF & SM ----------$300.00 INSURANCE fEE ---------------------------$170.00 LAND USE FEE ----------------------------$ 75.00 SCORE POINTS FUND---------------------$ 25.00 ····------·--·-······----·····-··--·· SCORE. MEMBERSHIP FEE _________ _: _______ $ 75.00 CLASSES 1 -10 & PT MILEAGE 3 LAPS -397.33 MILES I CLASSES 11. SF & SM MILEAGE 2 lAPS - 270.55 MILES SPORTSMAN MILEAGE 2 LAPS -270.55 SPORTSMAN DIVISION -FEE SCHEDULE Total fees -aasses 1-11 SF & SM ----------------------------$395.00 ·----·--·----····----·-----·-·--Start/Finish. Format: All Classes Will Start And Finish The Race At The Blue Water Marina. RULES FOR COURSE RECONNAISSANCE PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The race course wlll be open for course reconnaissance from Friday, January 12th to Thursday, January 18 between the hours of 8:00AM to 6:00PM All vehicles on the race course during course reconnaissance must be sire-el legal. . A11 vehicles must obey the 35 mph speed llmlt. The roads and trails forming the Parker 400 race course are public roads In bo#h directions during course reconnaissance, SAFE DRIVING rs MANDATORYIII fo, fwlhet Jnfodnatlon Please Coll SCORE International DJ BFGaadrich ----------·Tims The Official Tire of SCORE International 12997 las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89124 702-361-5404 TICAff ...

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The Class 7S ranks had similar domination by Rick D. Johnson of Barstow and Rick L. Johnson of Victorville. The truck was originally built by John Johnson for Chuck Johnson. Whew. The high Desert Johnsons won at Parker, San Ft;,lipe, the Nevada 250, Fireworks 250, Laughlin and were the Baja 1000. Our congratulations to this outstanding team, independants at that, in the Ford. ~ • out of brakes, but he, Ron Norton and Bob Guth£ie but avoided problems in his solo he later got stuck on the beach and drive to victory. Townsley was was rescued by a Kawasaki pit second, Meloncon/Parkhouse crew who fixed them up with a third, the Crolls and Arciero and generator that had been lighting Van Matte fifth the pits and installed it in the bed Class 5 went next and at Ojos of the truck too. Lewis got Negros it was a two way tie for the running in time. to save the victory lead with Nick Gula and Robert in Class 7. A.J. DeNunzio had Bryant on the same minute with taken over from Herman and he Felipe Fonseca and a minute gotstuckonthePacificbeach,but behind was Mike Kalicki and then he was rescued by a nearby George Seeley. At Jamau Kalicki BFGoodrich pit and finished was out front and Mike Jakobson, second. Guthrie, Lawrence and with a lot of flats was second. Norton finished third, the big Fonseca was third followed by generator still humming in the Mike and Neal Grabowski. Gula truck bed, and they were also the and Bryant had vanished·. last finisher. Kalicki's co,driver MichaelJames In Class 7S the lead belonged to took over for the second half, had Rick D. Johnson, Ford at Ojos, a couple of flats and could feel three minutes ahead of Marco Jakobson, who had four flats, Novelo and Jose Luis Castro. breathing down his neck. So John and Mike Becker were third, James left his co,driver on the all in Fords with Pete Swift next in beach after changing a flat and a Toyota. Johnson led by four raced for the finish line and it minutes over Beckers at Jamau worked. James and Kalicki won and third was Larry Plank Class 5 by less than three minutes recovering from a broken and Jakobson was second, third driveshaft, and Novelo/Castro Fonseca, fourth Lazaro Car, were fourth. Rick D. handed over denas/ Andy Blue. to his partner Rick L. Johnson The largest class of all was 1,2, and he managed to hold a four 1600 at 25 starters. It was close minute lead over the Beckers. for some distance. At Ojos Mike Now Malcolm Vinje/Mark Halliday had the lead by a minute, Hansen moved up to third, and· Don Lampus and Dale Ebberts Brady Helm was fourth, soon to were tied for third, then came a get stuck on the beach in the pack of four cars all in the same Toyota. Johnson had a close duel minute, Matias Arjona, Jim with the Beckers all the way to Dizney, Josh Baldwin, Russel Santo Tomas, but the Beckers Roos/ Randall Pesky. At Jamau broke the crank and Johnson Halliday held :~ six minute lead· cameinfor thevictory.Amileout over Jim Di.:mey. Tied for third the Beckers tried to push their were venerable bikers John truckhomebutitwasuphillwith Watkins and Todd Martella and a humps in the road and they didn't big crowd of good cars were just make it. Vinje/ Hansen finished astern. Problems came on the second Brady Helm/ Pete Swift second half of the race, traffic got third followed by Novelo and jams and mechanical failure. At· ·• Castro. Erindira Brent Grizzle leading Vic Bruckmann led Class 3 at with no car trouble, followed in Ojos in Robert Hayley's aging three minutes by Hector Ramirez Bronco that led the entire distance and Willie Valdez who had to win. Dick Sasser/Gene Curiel trouble, and Halliday was now nailed second in a Scout, but there third, Danny Porter ·and Mark were no more reports on this Ruddis were fourth. Brent class. Grizzle/Dale Ebberts won only The 5,1600 Baja Bugs ran in a five minutes ahead of Halliday, tight pack with Danny Ledezma Anderson and Bowman. In third leading at Ojos by a minute over it was Valdez and Ramirez, Gus Vildosola. Another minute followed by Porter and Ruddis, back it was a tie between Dave then Jason Ha tz and Brian ,Hendrickson and Mario and Elias Tanklage. In all 18 1600s Ledezma, Gerardo Iribe was fifth finished. just four mintues out of the lead. Class 7 was next with seven Danny Ledezma missed a turn and starters, and Jeff Lewis took the -got stuck and his cousins stopped early lead ahead of Gerardo to help him out. Vildosola led, Novelo in a Nissan, and Herman with Iribe second at Jamau and DeNunzio in a Ford. The order Ledezma was third, his cousins heldatJamauandLewisledallthe fourth. Heading home from way to mile 309 where he broke a Erindira Vildosola 's co,driver rear spool. At Erindira Tim Charlie Watters had a 40 minute Lawrence, who had fuel ·pump lead on Hector Ledezma, Danny's ·woes early how took the lead with. dad, having flats".'Flores was third, Page 14 Dan Smith and Dave Ashley got a late start scoring points in the Class 8 Ford. They won at the Nevada 250, won again at the Fireworks 250 and theY_ were second at Laughlin and third at the Baja 1000. They won the Class 8 title by just nine points. Carlos lribe, Gerardo's dad, but back in the pack came the. fourth. Watters had a good duel Ford of Leo Brown and Mike with lribe until Carlos lost a c.v. Horner. Early in the day they Watters"went on to victory for broke the exhaust seriously. himself and Vildosola, followed Williams sailed on to get his by Flores co-driver Alberto victory in the Sheriff's Ford, Covarrubias who had no prob-followed in by Milner and. lem. Hector and Danny Ledezma Espinoza. Brown and Horner were third, then came Ernesto and moved up to finish third. Adolfo Arambula and the lribes. Class 11 was out in force for Vildosola was the highest placed Baja with 11 starters and two Mexican National in the car finishers. They were running just classes and won the Pennzoil de six minutes apart 30 miles into the Mexico prize of a cool $1000.00. race. Fernando and Gerardo Class 9 had nine entries and five Montijo were in front at Jamau finishers. At Ojos Negros Raul with a 21 minute lead. Hector Aguiar was just one minute ahead Sarabia was second, Victor of Rich Richardson, and Alfonso Barajas third followed by Carlos Lacarra/ Lalo Mayoral were third Agular and Alberto Soto, and a followed by Luis Guevara/ Fede, minute later Terry Kiely and_ rico Montes. Things had changed Chris Woodward. All 11 were by Jamau; Richardson led by two still running! Hector Sarabia minutes, Daniel Mora was second drove solo, had no trouble and Aguiar was third and Jim Jeffrey won! Seven minutes back it was was fourth as all were collecting the Montijo brothers in second, flat tires. Doug Perrault got in for followed by Gilbert Garcia and Richardson, lost a gas line, fixed Jesus Hernandez, about 45 quickly and at Erindira he held an minutes later and next came Eric eight minute lead over Mora back Solorzano. atthewheeltakingoverfromEric The Trophy-Trucks got an Fisher. Brian Jeffrey took over for · early start on the Baja 500 course. his brother, had lost a fan belt and At Ojos Paul and Dave Simon led reverse gear but continued to run by two minutes over Walker . in fourth place. Perrau_lt tossed a. Evans, Jimmy Smith, Jack fan belt in the final section and Johnson and Jason Baldwin, all in Mora went past to take the win. the same minute. Curt LeDuc Perrault and Richardson were discovered early that he had no second about seven minutes later, third gear in the Jeep, but carried followed by the Jeffrey brothers on. At Trinidad, about 180 miles who moved up to third, and in into the ,race Ivan Stewart was in fourth it was Mike Shatynski and the lead in his Toyota holding Steve Bourgeois. about three minutes on Larry The Stock full Size trucks were Ragland in his new Chevy. Seven next up and at Ojos it was Dave minutes back LeDuc was third, Sykes ahead in his Ford with Smith fourth and Baldwin fifth. Chad Hall second and Austin They did two loops of Mike's Robison third, both in Hummers. road, then through the grape vines Steve Olliges was fourth in a Ford, to the Pacific shore. At Erindira and Mark Stein got blinded in the Curt LeDuc was leading and dust and fell in a five foot ditch. Simon and Simon missed a turn At Jamau Sykes had about 14 and rolled. Jason Baldwin had minutes over Chad Hall, Robison trouble in the pits, and Ivan ran third and Stein fourth. Olliges Stewart lost time with bad brakes. was injured when he stuffed the Curt LeDuc moved steadily Ford in a hole, so he went to the forward and won the race despite hospital in Ensenada and Tim gear problems. He was a happy Casey kept competing in the man. Baldwin was four minutes truck. Despite delays Sykes was back in second followed by first at Erindira, Robison ran Stewart, Steve Kelley, and fifth second and Hall and Tom was Walker Evans. Warnberg/Jason French in a third Tragedy shadowed some of the Hummer were tied for fourth. celebration as rising Kawasaki star Dave Sykes took the win 23 Danny Hammel was lost to minutes ahead of Robison. Third Mexican traffic on the very first was Hall, then came the Stein leg of the Baja 500. His unavoid-truck with Gordon DiCarlo able collision with a local car driving. killed him instantly and this The Stock Mini Truck class was talented and pleasant young man led by Steve Williams in his Ford was lost to the world in an instant. and he had about six minutes on The Kawasaki team opted to Allen Russell and Rodney Erra-continue in the race, which they nova in a Toyota at the pine won, but there were more tears forest. Third was the Dennis than cheers at the finish line. Later Milner and Fred Espinoza Toyota. on John Swift h;id a roll over in his At Jamau Williams had about 10 Ford truck, a bad one that put his minutes lead on the same group,. good friend and mechanic Dino_. February 1996 _,Pugeda in the hospitaf, and as 1996 dawned Dino still lies in a coma. Another tragic occurance, but both men would wish the racing to go on. The clan gathered in Barstow for the Fireworks 250, a 62 mile loop in the Johnson Valley covered four times by most classes and had a tight time limit of nine hours. The Class 1 cars were away first, and the Trophy, Trucks had really chewed up the course as they ran the day before. The leaders took about 75 min, utes on lap 1, and Gordon had a three minute lead and was first on. , the road. Bob w~s going solo this 1 race in the Type 4 Chenowth. Stuart Chase and Ron Brant were second, Tom and Steve Martin had the Pontiac powered Raceco third, followed by Brian Collins then Ed and Tim Herbst, both with Porsche power. ·on lap 2 Gordon sailed along smooth! y, Collins dropped out, Herbsts were second trailed by Chase/ , Brant, Steve Sourapas, and Doug Fortin but the last four vanished on the next lap. Gordon carried on with Rick and Randy Wilson second in their Jimco. Gordon had a clean last lap and got the win by a wide margin and first overall. Bob Lofton and Mike Julson come back from a second lap disaster to take second, followed in by Ryan Thomas who survived a brush fire blockage to be third and last in Class 1 out of 13 starters. Dave Ashley led the Class 8 trucks away in his Ford, with four minutes on Dale White, Chevy. Ashley continued to lead thru lap 2 on the rough and now dusty course, but he had some flats and his lead was under a minute on Darren Skilton, Jeep Cherokee and Rick Johnson was third in his Chevy. Kyle Taylor was now fourth on seven cylinders. Ashley soon handed over to partner Dan Smith who didn't like the dust but held a nine minute lead over Skilton, Taylor, and Johnson, who had broken a ball joint and -White was sidelined. Ashley and Smith plowed through the heavy dust to win, but it was close. Skil, ton had no flats or trouble and was just a minute 19 seconds behind in second. Kyle Taylor was third going all the way on seven cylinders and with more troubles on the last lap, Johnson was fourth. Next away were the 24 Class 10 cars in tight competition. Rudy and Charlie Townsley led lap 1 in a Chenowth with 32 seconds on Ray Croll in his J imco, and third was Larry Bolin in his old Raceco followed by Rob MacCachren in Larry Job's Mirage, and Tom Schilling, Jimco, all merely three minutes 43 seconds apart. The T ownsleys broke a caliper and trailing arm with a flat, so Croll was out front with four minutes on Bolin who was three minutes in front of Mike and Jim Zupano-vich and Brian Parkhouse, tied for fourth and MacCachren was fifth. Croll stopped only for fuel and · led through lap 3, seven minutes up on Bolin who also fueled and had no problems. In third Park-house's co-driver Willie Melan-con thought the course was really rough. Larry Job had taken over from MacCachren and ran fourth after a flat and Schilling, with a couple of flats ran fifth. Ray Croll continued his smooth run on a very hot day to take the win and second F Dusty Times

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Brian and Jim Jeffrey took the Class 9 crown with consistent performance in their Raceco. They won at the Nevada 250, the Baja 500, the Fireworks 250, again at Laughlin and were second at the Baja 500. They faced tight time limits at many events, and a tough course as well. Our congratulations to the Jeffrey clan. Class 10 was where Larry Job came into his own, with an occasional assist from Rob MacCachren in the Toyota powered Mirage. Larry won at San Felipe, Baja 500, Laughlin and was third at the Fireworks and fourth at the Nevada 250. The Las Vegas based team has good fortune everywhere but in their home town. {S:J'" . overall. Bolin, 12 minutes . down was second and fourth overall followed by Job and MacCachren then Parkhouse and Melancon. Greg Diehl led the first Class 5 lap with six minutes in hand over George Seeley, second and third was Mike Russell in a Type 4 powered 914 Porsche Bug with Lyn Mocaby fourth. Diehl in-creased his lead to 1 7 minutes on lap 2 ahead of Russell, Ty Goode in Seeley's car and Mocaby. Diehl 's co-driver Brad Person drove the last lap and had a plug wire problem which slowed him some, but he led to the flag for the win. Russell was second, Seeley/ -Goode were third and then Mocaby. The 1-2-1600 cars were 18 strong off the line and all but two finished. Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis had the first lap lead with about two minutes on Bob Scott who was seconds ahead of Ron Wilson/ Lee Patten. Scott Web-ster was next in the ORBS follow-ed by Gary Cogbill/Doug West, Jimco. Porter and Ruddis lost over an hour on lap 2, while Scott took the lead by under three mintues over Webster. Dean Bayerle was now third and Brent Grizzle was fourth; he had a late start. Scott continued to lead through lap 3 with four minutes on Webster's co-driver Todd Teuscher. Grizzle ran third three minutes later and Mitch Griffin fourth, and Mark Bayerle in for Dean was fifth. This class were all caught in the brush fire ·and ran close together in a lot of dust to the finish. Teuscher had built a pretty good lead, but right before the finish line he broke a link pin and couldn't steer. He had to push the car about 50 feet in the terrible heat but he made it. Brent Grizzle was so close they had to get word from scoring. The winner was Scott Webster/Todd Teus-cher by one slim second. The Bayerle brothers were third, followed by Mitch Griffin then John and Jeff Kawell, second generation off road racers. In Class 7 Jeff Lewis led the first lap in his Chevy S-10 with Ger-ardo Novelo seven minutes back in his Nissan, followed by Tim Lawrence in a Ford, and George Fetty /Bob Land in another Ford. They all held formation on lap 2. Lawrence had to add power steer-ing fluid. Novelo took the lead on lap 3, Lewis stopped to repair a broken leaf spring, Lawrence's co-driver Robert Guthrie was at the wheel holding third with Land/Fetty a distant fourth. Novelo with blown front shocks and flats still won. Lewis had more problems but was second, Lawrence, Guthrie and R o n Norton survived a fire for third, and George Fetty and Bob Land struggled in but were six minutes overtime. In Class 7S Rick Johnson led . the pack away with Billy Bunch close behind, both in Fords. Javier Sacio ran third in a Nissan followed by Mike and John Becker, Ford. On lap 2 Sacio was second, Beckers third and Bunch fourth midway. Johnson stayed out front, Sacio was out, and Bunch's co-driver John Kearney was second followed by Scott Steinberger and Larry Plank and · the Beckers, all in Fords. Rick 1Johnson lost close to 15 minutes to the fire but held his lead and got his win, having no trouble at all. Bunch/ Kearney came in second but got a one position penalty for ignoring instructions at the fire, so they were third and John and Mike Becker second. Steinberger and Plank were fourth. By the way the fire was now not particularly close to the course or threatening any pits or checkpoints. Class 5-1600 started next, only nine on the line. Gerardo lribe led the first lap by a minute over Gustavo Vildosola, next was Vince Acouloumre with Danny Ledezma fourth. They strung out on lap 2 with Vildosola leading Acouloumre by 10 minutes, who had 10 minutes on Ledezma; next came lribe without brakes . Midway Charlie W atters took over the leading car having no trouble and led by 12 minutes. Ledezma put his cousin in, but he later turned it over to Oscar who finished the lap in third. The lribe car was still fourth with dad Carlos at the wheel. The other lribe car was out when the alter-PIKE'S ' nator stand broke. So Vildosola and Watters who lost only two minutes at the fire had a trouble free day and took the victory. They have won four out of five on the season so far. Vince Acoul-oumre was second arriving on his second flat tire. The Ledezmas had several problems but Danny, doing the last lap, finished third ahead of the lribes in fourth. But both the Ledezma car and the lribes were dropped one position for failure to follow instructions at the brush fire. So Richard Bell and Matt Drever, originally fifth, ended up third. SERV:ICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ...... THANKS! RESTAURANT OPEN 24 HOURS Mobil. SERVICE EVERY DAY YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT Page 16 Class 9 had no finishers on the tough course but while they ran Richardson and Doug Perrault led followed by James Jeffrey, Gene Bantilan, and Mike Abbott. The Richardson car led lap 2 , but then vanished, Brian Jeffrey then took over the lead, but was flagged in after three laps as officials figured he didn't have time to do the fourth. Class 3 came up against the official cut-off time at the end of lap 3 also. Robert Hayley and Vic Bruck~ann were an hour. ahead . February 1996 of Jim and Todd Gatrell, propane . fueled Blazer. Apparently the time limit was too short for some classes or they had too many laps to do. In Stock Full ( three laps) it was Steve Olliges and Tim Casey in the lead with James Hall two minutes back, both in Fords followed by Austin Robison and Chad Hall in Hummers. Olliges led through lap 2, James Hall held second, and Chad Hall moved up to third, Robison was fourth. Olliges had serious front end problems on lap 3 . James Hall took over the lead but was held 40 minutes at the fire check. He said "I've had bigger barbecues at my house" but he held the lead and won. Chad Hall was second, Robison third and Olliges fourth, an hour back. Also running just three laps the Stock Mini trucks were led away by Michael Martin. Next it was Allen Russell/Rodney Erranova, Toyota and Felix Hurtado in another Toyota. On lap 2 Russell and Erranova took over the lead by three minutes from Martin, and Steve Williams in the Sher-iff's Ford had already replaced a transmission. Michael Martin regained the lead when it counted on the last lap and he won the class in his Ford. Russell and Erranova were second while Steve W illiams was a long third, all that finished the three lap race. Class 11 also was to do three laps but the two that survived did only two rounds. Terry Kiely and Tom Preston led the first lap but on the second Angel Barajas took over the family Beetle and put it in the lead by two minutes and at the end of two laps he had nearly two hours lead. But the Barajas suffer-ed a technical DQ, so Kiely and Tom Preston won Class 11 the only one of five starters with time posted. There were no Sportsman finishers. The Trophy-Trucks ran on Friday on a 21 mile course. The 18 trucks ran 12 laps of this short course. Dave Simon led in the Ford at the end of lap 1 followed by Jack Johnson, and Robby Gordon, the last starter, was already up to fifth. After three laps Jack Johnson had the lead, Gordon was second and Jimmie Johnson third in Ragland's old Chevy. Midway it was Robby Gordon in front, Jimmie Johnson second, Jason Baldwin third and Paul Simon fourth. The weather got hotter and hotter, and by the eighth lap Qordon still led but Paul Simon was cutting into his lead. Ivan Stewart was fourth in the Toyota and Walker Evans was . 'fifth in his Dodge. Johnson had rolled out of the race. Then trag-edy struck a SCORE race once more. At the end of lap 9 Evans was trying to pass Stewart, the trucks touched, Evans was out of control on two wheels, his truck veering off course through the plastic fencing into a parking and spectator area. Most of the people got clear of the truck but Mark Gleckl, intent on his video filming apparently never saw the truck coming. He was critically injured, and pronounced dead. Evans, shaken and ill, was out of the race. The race went on and was won by Paul and Dave Simon in the Ford. Jason Baldwin was second, and Stewart was third, Gordon fourth, who had stopped to have the rear suspension fixed, and Steve Kelley fifth in a Dodge. SCORE moved their fall race to a new town with a new sponsor, the town of Laughlin, NV. They had a new format too with a 42 mile course so they ran the race in four sections, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Everything in Laughlin is in walking distance, and so was the start/ finish line. The city fathers commissioned a stadium track to be put in a vacant lot in town that came just after the start and put in a giant jump ala the Coliseum, the Laughlin Leap which paid money from the Cham-ber of Commerce to the longest jump in each group, but taking the jump was an optional course. Early Saturday 51 cars, includ-ing Classes 1, 10, and 5, took off to take five laps for their race. It was a dusty course, after all it is southern Nevada. Ryan Thomas led lap 1 by half a minute over Bob Lofton in the Julson Jimco, then in less than a minute came Brian Collins, Tim Herbst, Doug Fortin in Sourapas' car and it was tight. Lap 2 saw Bob Lofton lead-ing Herbst, Bob Gordon, John Hagle, Mark McMillin. Thomas had rolled and Collins was out. Lofton still led on lap 3 with Herbst's car, now driven by brother Troy second, McMillin third, Hagle fourth and Brian Ewalt. Lofton put Mike Julson in the J imco for the last• two laps and he held the lead over Herbst by over a minute. Chet Huffman had replaced Hagle and he was now third, Ewalt fourth, and Pat Dean fifth. Julson led most of the last lap before his car just quit. He switched to the second battery but that didn't work. So Tim, Troy and Ed Herbst won the Laughlin Challenge, Brian Ewalt finished second, Julson and Lof-ton got fixed enough to come in third, Pat Dean was fourth and Mark McMillin was fifth. Meanwhile Mike Jacobson was ahead on the first Class 5 lap, Dave Parsons was second and George Seeley was nine seconds later in third. Two were disqual-ified for speeding on the 2 .5 mile stretch of highway that was part of the course. Mike Jakobson contin-ued to lead laps 2 and 3, Mike James/Mike Kalicki were second followed by Parsons, then Seeley. On lap 4 Jakobson remained out front followed by Kalicki and James. Greg Diehl and Brad Per-son moved into third, Parsons and his co-driver Bob Gustafson dropped to fourth. Jakobson got his finish and victory. None of the others finished and a class action protest was put forth by those who had finished five laps but over the time limit. SCORE rein-stated them as official finishers . Dusty Times

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and none of the other classes yet to run had to do five laps. So James and Kalicki were second, Greg Diehl/ Brad Person third, Dave Parsons/Bob Gustafson were fourth, and George Seeley I -Cain Smead were fifth. Class 10 had a hugegroupof27 starters, a very competitive group. Ray Croll led lap 1 in his Jimco followed by Kevin Davis/ Adam Wik, Robert Wood/ Ricky Geis-er, Rob MacCachren, Mirage, and Kirk Van Matre/Ryan Arciero, Raceco who were only a second under two minutes behind Croll, who led thru the next lap with MacCachren now in second gett-ing in some pre-running for the Trophy-Truck bash on Sunday. Davis and Wik were third, Wood and Geiser fourth, and Dale Don-del in fifth only about two min-utes behind the leader. MacCach-ren got out and put Larry Job in the car and he moved into the lead by nine seconds over Croll. Don-del, decided it was too close to make a driver change, was now third, Davis/Wik fourth and Andy Wehe was fifth in hisJimco. Larry Job held the lead and he and Rob MacCachren won Class 10, the biggest purse. Dale Dondel worked up to a close second say-ing the course was a real mess, Larry Bolin third, Ray Croll fourth, Kevin Davis and Adam Wik were fifth. The Laughlin Leap winner in this group was Ryan Thomas in a Class 1 Cheh-owth at 77 feet. He picked up $1750 of the $2500 purse from the Laughlin Chamber of Com-merce. Greg Diehl earned the other $750 with his best jump of 65 feet in the Class 5. The cars in the second group left at 1 :00 p.m. Saturday and it included Classes 1-2-1600 Pro & Sportsman, 5-1600, 9 and 11. Class 11 would run three laps, everyone else dropped to four. The 1-2-1600s were 24 strong off the line and at the end of lap 1 Danny Porter had the lead follow:.. ed by Ron Wilson/Lee Patten. In third was Craig Forest in a Mirage followed by Mark Bayerle, Raceco and Scott Webster/Todd Teuscher, ORBS. Porter held the lead on lap 2 with Bayerle up to second, and Don Lam pus Sr. and Jr. in a J imco tied for fourth with Brent Grizzle. Forrest lost his trans and was out. Porter originally wanted to drive five laps, but decided two was enough in the heat and put Mark Ruddis in for the final two laps. Mark held on to the lead, had no problems, while Grizzle was now second and Dean Bayerle was third, Johnson and Cutting fourth. Porter and Ruddis had a clean run and took the win by just under three minutes. The Bay-erles were second, and worn out. Brent Grizzle drove solo and thought it was a lot of work. Gary Cogbill and Doug West were ex-hausted by the heat but were fourth and Stephen Johnson I -Thomas Cutting were fifth. All five were under a five minute blanket from first to fifth! Only one finished in the 1-2-1600 Sportsman class which was led most of the way by Rigoberto Arzate, Travis Coyne and Bran-don Aymar ran third then second in a Raceco, and it was 15 year old Travis' first race. Yet Arzate dis-appeared on the last lap, Aymar kept going by the light of the moon, having no lights working. He finished and he and Travis got a victory their first time out. Dusty Times Terry Kiely and Chris Woodward dominated Class 11 winning at Parker, second at San Felipe and the Nevada 250, then they won the Fireworks 250, Laughlin and the big Baja 1000 with a large Class 11 entry. Just trying to get to La Paz in a Beetle with stock components is a tough enough challenge, and winning is super. The Mini Stock Class did not have much growth this past season, but had good contests. Steve Williams and Charles Braden started out finishing second at Parker in the Ford, then won San Felipe, Nevada 250, Baja 500, were third at the Fireworks, then won at Laughlin and the Baja 1000. They had a strong Ford and a big pit crew. In 5-1600 racing the first lap about a mile out. He damaged the lead belonged to, who else, Gus-transmission but kept it moving tavo Vildosola about 18 seconds for the victory. Hayley was ahead of Danny Ledezma. Jeff second, finishing six minutes Holmes was less than a minute before his cut-off time. No one back in third. Ledezma was out else made it. front on lap 2, Vildosola was In Class 7 the first lap leader next, then Holmes then the Iribes, was Jeff lewis but he had front axle all three slated to drive. Ledezma trouble. Second was Chris and held his lead through three laps, Rick Taylor, Ford, three minutes but in the short course Charlie later followed in 15 seconds by Watters, in for Vildosola, passed Tim Lawrence, Ford. Lawrence him. John was now in the Holmes took the lead, Lewis was second a car and held third with Vince half hour back, the Taylors were Alcouloumre driving solo in out. Now Lawrence put Ron Nor-fourth in the surfbug. Watters got ton in for lap 3, with only three all the way around to the pave- • minutes on Lewis who caught up on lap 4. Robert Guthrie was now driving the Ford. Lewis had no more trouble and won Class 7, Lawrence and friends were sec-ond, A.J. DeNunzio with electrical problems came in but was out of time. Rick D. Johnson had the first lap lead in Class 7S in a Ford with 1.5 mintues on Scott Sells, Toy-ota. In third wasJavierSacio, Nis-san, over a minute up on John Becker, who already had a flat on the Ford. Kreg Donahoe and Tim Holland ran fifth in their .Ford. Rick Johnson held his lead the Beckers were second, Sells third and Billy Bunch was tourth ahead of Scott Steinberger and Larry Plank. Johnson and Johnson de-cided the race was too close to change drivers. Mike Becker was less than four minutes back in second, Bunch was third, Sells fourth and Donahoe in fifth. Stein-berger's truck had gone over the side and down into a canyon. The Rick Johnsons took the win, the Beckers were second and Bunch coasted in out of gas for third. Class 8 had 15 starters and the heavy hitters were all out points hunting. Dan Beaver led the first lapinf}F YOUR OFF-ROAD SPEC/Al/STSI ment stretch, about six miles from the finish and lost a c.v. Jeff and Johri Holmes had plenty of trou-ble too but were moving and took the win, while Watters and Vildo-sola were second 4½ minutes later, and Acouloumre was third in an-other four minutes. ~ PHONE: (714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 441-1622 (/) PE.RFORMANCE PRODUCTS 23_66 E. ORANGETHORPE AVE., ANAHEIM, CA 92806 Only three started in Class 9 andJimJeffrey led the first lap in a Raceco with 16 minutes on Ed McLean and Bud Mcleroy. Matt and Rick Sherad, a father and son team, were third in a Raceco. Jef-frey continued to lead through lap 2, even with carburetion trouble they held the lead on lap 3 . Jim put his brother Brian in to finish and he had a fourth lap flat .but held a 44 minute lead at the finish over Matt and Rick Sherad who got second and thought the race was fun. Class 11 ran only three laps here, led by Angel Barajas and Terry Kiely was just three minutes behind. Jeff Hanson and Scott Wardell were third, but never came around again. Kiely moved to the lead on lap 2 as Barajas put the Beetle on its side. Kiely also had trouble, three flats, a broken tie rod etc. but he got the victory. Victor Barajas drove the last lap, got stuck once and was second 11 minutes back. The Laughlin Leap winner for this group was Brent Grizzle who flew 50 feet in his 1600 car to win $1000. Tied for second at 4 7 feet were Jim Dizney and Scott Webster earning $625 each and tied for fourth were Danny Porter and Jason Hatz who each won $125 for their 45 foot jumps. All were in Class 1-2-1600. On Sunday at 7:00 a.m. it was already hot and there were 55 en-tries in this group, all trucks. Class 3 did only three laps led by Jim Gatrell in his propane fueled Blazer. He had 20 minutes on Dick Sasser, Scout and third was Robert Hayley who had a flat on the Bronco. Gatrell continued to lead, now Kirk Kovel was second in a Bronco and Sasser dropped out. Gatrell put his son in for the last lap and he stuffed it in a hole w w 0 :r (.) (/) ..J w DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME T2 930 930 934 BOOT HOLDER .......................................... MRB-86-9305 BOOT HOLDER-CHROMOLY .................... MCK-0108 DUAL BOOT HOLDER ................................ MCK-0108-3 DUAL BOOT HOLDER ................................ MCK-0108-1 930 CV .................................................... MCK-0250 934 CV .................................................... MCK-0251 LIGHTEN 930 CV ................................... MCK-0254 930 POLISHED CENTER STAR ............ 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=~----~-;., David Sykes started out with a fourth at Parker in the Full Size Stock trucks, a second at San Felipe, wins at Nevada 250 and the Baja 500, took fifth at the Fireworks 250. a third at Laughlin and fourth at the Baja 1000 in his Ford with various co-drivers all year. motor quit, no good at this very hot event. Marc Stein was third in a Ford and Tom Warnberg ran fourth in his Hummer. Olliges co-driver Tim Casey moved up to lead on lap 2, Stein was second and James Hall third in his Ford, as Robison lost a hose clamp and the radiator water. Casey stayed in front and though the bolts on the · springs came loose he went on to take the win for himself and Olli-ges. Robison back on form finish-ed second and David Sykes, Ford, was third. The Trophy-Truck Series from SCORE-Tecate was winding down and they were the last event on Sunday having a section all their own. The race was to start at 4:00 p.m. to allow Robby Gordon to _IJF his Ford followed by Dale White, Chevy. Both Ricky John-son and Dan Smith were down and out early. Beaver held the lead and was seven minutes up on West-hem in his new Chevy, White dropped to third and Skilton moved the Jeep into fourth ahead of Kyle Taylor. Beaver was still in front after three laps when a rear srring broke. Both Johnson and Smith with Ashley now driving the Ford, were up and running. Westhem charged into the lead on the final lap and took the win. Ash-ley recorded fast time for the class and took second place. Taylor was third followed by Skilton. Beaver, disappointed, was fifth. In this group Ricky Johnson won the Laughlin Leap with a 71 foot jump and took home $1000. Scott McKinney had the second and third longest jumps at 64 and 63 feet for a total of $1250 while Westhem did 61 feet for $125. The only vehicle that wasn't a J exit the Monterey, CA Indy car Class8 truck was Billy Bunch's 7S race and jet into Bullhead City, get Ford. a helicopter ride and get in his The Stock Mini truck class had eight starters and six finishers, a good record on this nasty course. Steve Williams led from the start of the three lap race, and he and Charles Braden led all the way to victory in the Sheriff's Ford Ranger. On the second lap Mike Martin moved his Ford into sec-ond place and Milner's co-driver Fred Espinoza was in third place. Williams had no troubles, no flats and took his fourth win of the year. Milner drove into second place and in third was Felix Hur-tado, after flipping about a mile out. The Stock Full Size trucks also had eight starters and Austin Rob-ison was the first leader in his Hummer. He had just two minutes on Steve Olliges w~ose pumper HONDA truck midway in the race. His dad Bob Gordon started in the truck. They ran on the same course as the others, except it was well chew-ed up, had the option of taking the Laughlin Leap with a nice $7500. for the winner take all deal. There were 1 7 trucks but the breeze had died down so it was dusty out there. Most of them took the fly-ing jump right off the start. Jim-mie Johnson, Simon and Simon, and Walker Evaris made real nice jumps. Some including Ivan Stew-art made no jumps at all, opting to drive around, but Ivan had the fastest time through this short course. After one lap Paul and Dave Simon had their Ford in front by five seconds over Jimmie Smith, Ford. In third it was Stew-art another 10 seconds back fol-lowed by Jason Baldwin and Power . Walker Evans. Bob Gordon was parked in Pit A while the crew worked on the steering and it was still there when Robby arrived in the helicopter. He went racing about 52 minutes off the pace. At the end of the second lap Larry Ragland had the lead in his Chevy less than a minute up on Simon who was 2 7 seconds ahead of Stewart whose engine was run-ning on five cylinders. Evans was now fourth and Rob MacCachren fifth. After three l~ps Stewart had the lead by two minutes on Simon. Smith was back up to third, Rag-land was now fourth and Curt LeDuc fifth in a Jeep. Jimmie Johnson was having a trans re-placed in Ragland's old Chevy. Gordon, running at the back of the pack, was a victim of a bad joke spotting wrong way signs on the course when along came Stewart waving Robby to follow him. It was fully dark before the trucks were well into the fourth and final lap. Stewart held his slim lead and Simon and Simon were back in second. The wind had died and the dust was terrible. Ivan Stewart won the race by four plus minutes and with the win he nailed down the Trophy-Trutk season champ-ionship, for himself and Toyota, the big bucks. Paul and Dave Simon were second and Jimmy Smith was third. Larry Ragland came in fourth. Robby Gordon ran out of time to finish and so did Jimmie Johnson. But Jimmie Johnson got a good bonus; with an 86 foot jump in the Chevy he won the Laughlin Leap and $7500. Simon and Simon and Gordon had tied with 84 feet. We don't have all the info and don't ha_ve the space to include the recent Baja 1000 in this story.We probably will do a capsule story on it before the Baja 1000 next Nov-ember. In case you missed the Jan-uary issue's full coverage of the race, we will tell who won what. Larry Ragland won the Trophy-T ruck run with Brady Stiles in the new Chevy, and he had overall time for the cars as well. Young-sters Ryan Thomas and Doug For-tin Jr. won Class 1 in a Chenowth, Class 1-2-1600 went to Danny· Porter and L.J. Kennedy in a Sus-pensions Unlimited car. Spencer, Spence, Carl, Kelley, and Carter Beal, Nissan, took Class 3. Class5 went to Michael James, RossCr;ft and Mike Kalicki. John Saxton and Mike Jenkins took Class6 in a Jeep Cherokee. Class 5-1600 went to Gustavo Vildosola, Charlie Watters and Chris Harold. Class 7 saw Gerardo Novelo and Tito Arambula cross the finish first in a Nissan. Class 7S went to names from the recent past Darren and Doug York in a Ford Ranger. Dale White won Class 8 and first over-all in his Chevy. Rich Richardson, Doug Perrault, Alfonso Lacarra, RCJones won Class 9 in aJimco. Rod Muller, Mike Halliday won Class IO with Pontiac power. Terry Kiely, Angel Montiel, Tom Preston and Chris Woodward combined to win Class 11. Steve Williams, Charles Braden won Class Mini Stock in a Ford and Chad and Rod Hall won Class Full Stock in a Hummer. Steve Kreiger and Bud Feldkamp won Spec Truck, John Holmes, John Kearney, Tim Clark won Kia, Ceasar and Chris Gon:ale: won Sportsman. 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LA RANA DESERT RACING High Desert 300 By Carol Clark Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Jerry Penhall reported a trouble free day too, as he cruised in second overall about 12 minutes back. He won Class 10 in the Penhall by about eight minutes and his major problem was getting around a slow truck in the heavy dust. ~ ,,. - . ., ;I Nick Baldwin and Ron Galeskie had no problems with the Raceco, except a flat, 10 miles out, so Nick rode it in to the overall victory as well as winning Class 2. It was his first ever overall win with La Rana Desert Racing. The weather managed to hold start/ finish area. By the time we average of a little over SO percent, through today, November 18, left the area, Dave couldn't even which I think is real good. The and I was real glad because I have ee the road to leave, so we total number of classes is now up many memories to draw from on stopped and waited for someone to 20, which is kind of rough to this race and I remember it being else to leave so we could follow keep track of, but with the help of so cold I could barely write; even him out; it was real bad. The silt the computer, it can be done. I with gloves on my hands wouldn't and dust were the biggest problem had to also remember that this stop shaking. But this time it was of the day, as reported by all that I was a six lap race, not four as I am blue skies and temps in the high talked with. Most of the drivers used to. The Class 1100s and ·70s -low 80s. The bad thing was know that it is not wise to drive Desert Stocks did two laps for a the silt and dust, it was horrid. fast under these conditions and total of 100 miles, all others did Towards the end of the day there adjusted their driving accord-the full 300 miles - six laps. The was no breeze at all and from my ingly. · six lappers had a 31 head count at vantage point at the finish line, I The entry list seemed pretty the finish line, which to me is couldn't read the numbers on the good, there were 80 entered, 73 quite ama:ing that they could find cars that were going thru the starters and 37 fnishers for an their way around through the dust six times. But if you are young and have really good eyes, it can be done and God love you for it. Nick Baldwin was the overall winner and Class 200 winner. He was just 12 minutes behind the overall winner. Jerry did get his Class l O win though and was pretty glad about that. He said that he had a good day too, just sort of cruised around and had a little fun with Larry Bolin and Paul Retter in their Class 10s, but after awhile, they disappeared, so they must have broken down somewhere along the line. Jerry had a real fast second and third lap time, /:/2 was 1:00:30.20 and /:/3 was l :00:30.45, how's that for close and consistent? He said that his only real problem was that he got stuck behind a Class 8 truck on the first lap and once he got around him, he basically just cruised. The third car to take the checkered flag was another Class l O car. Kevin McGillivray and Jim Greenway have been pretty consistent with their finishes ever since they teamed up, so looks like they will take the Class l 0 points championship for the year, so congratulations fellas for a job well done. Jim drove the first three laps and said that it was fairly uneventful. They said that scooted around the track in 6:00:55 and said that he had a good day with no problems. He did get a flat on the left front in the last IO miles or so, but did not want to stop and change it, so just rode it on into the finish line. His co-rider, Ron Gale kie rode all six laps and didn't seem any worse for the wear. This was their first overall at La Rana, but second class win for the -year. Since Nick . must have been in the front the • whole day, he did not complain ahout the dust. they had to finish ahead ofFersch and Bolin to get the class win for the year, so tried to drive very sensibly and not take any unnecessary chances. The boys said they had a good time with this car which was built in 1979, they will take it in and give it a facelift and maybe a little more wheel travel and will probably go on to another series next year. The La Rana fees are going up and some folks just can't afford the increase. That was one of the things that made this series so nice, was that it wasn't for the big dollar people, but now I guess it's going to be. Hope it works out for all concerned. Fourth overall and third Class 10 car was that of Randy Spahr and Craig Dillon. Craig drove the last three and got a flat on the fourth lap. He said that his Parker Pumper kind of went south for part of the day. Randy, who drove the first three laps, said that he had to make periodic stops, just to see where he was, because the dust was so bad he didn't know where he was ... Rich Fersch came in fourth in Class 10 and said that Kevin McGillivray and Jim Greenway were in a cruise mode also in their Class 10 Chenowth, finishing third overall, second in class about eight more minutes back and they cruised on in to finish the 1995 Class 10 La Rana champions. The ever smiling face of Jerry Penhall was the second car in and The first 1600 was that of John Prosser and Craig Forest who won the class at a remarkable sixth overall. 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Randy Spahr and Craig Oil/oh were third in Class 10, fourth overall and Randy reported stopping often to be sure he was on the right track, and Craig drove the final three laps and reported trouble with the Pumper, and a flat. Rich Fersch was fourth in Class 10 and fifth overall had one flat and a torn c.v. boot that needed help every lap: he drove slow for safety sake. Ron Wilson and Lee Patten took a close second place in 1600 action, seventh overall. They had no problems with the car and figured they didn't go fast enough. -·-·· Don Bowler and Tac Moore whipped their Chenowth into third in 1600 class and eighth overall. They share the driving equally and it works out well for them. Patrick Burton and Randy Walton had a trouble free race in the Rodeo, except for the dust, but finished fourth in 1600 class a minute behind third, ninth overall. Frank & Sean Krepsz enlivened the pit radios with their busy talk and here engage in battle with Partick Burton's car. But they finished tenth after some problems. · he had one flat and toreac.v. boot glad to see that ch0eckered flag a·t and had to stop and tape it up last, the dust was almost not every lap. He did not like the worth the effort and the risk. extreme amount of dust at this They said that they will come 9ut race and said that he drove slow for a few races next year, but can't for safety sake, otherwise it was afford to race the whole season. just too dangerous. Off Roaders Don Bowler and Patrick Burton are pretty smart too, the came in just one minute and one experienced ones dont' drive over second apart. Don and co-driver their heads. Tac Moore shared the driving The first 1600 car to cross the responsibilities equally. They said finish line was that of John it was hard to pass people safely Prosser and Craig Forrest. John but wanted to get second in points said that he only did one lap, it for the year, so gave it their best was just too dusty and he did not shot and in looking at the overall feel comfortable. The boys said points for the year, looks like they that they had a lot of dust from missed second place by just three the trucks and really had to be points, which puts them in third careful. They did a little mis- place. There's always next year calculation on their fuel and just guys, sorry for the disap-started to run out as they were pointment. coming in -for fuel. That must Third in Class 1600 were Don have been on the fourth lap, Bowler and Tac Moore. Don took because it was just a little longer the first half of the race and Tac than the other five. They were took over at the beginning of lap trying to make up their minds four. They both agreed that it was whether they should go for the a good day in general but once win or just finish and when they, again the dust was unbelievable. fo1md out they had a real good They too were hesitant to pass shot at the win, they got down to due to the dust. This was Tac's some serjous but safe driving. first season of racing and he has That was on the last lap and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They had didn't elaborate, but said it was a no down time this race, just took memorable experience. The car it easy because it was so dangerous itself was flawless, at sixth overall. out there. Fourth place in 1600 The team of Ron Wilson and was Patrick Burton and Randy Lee Patten came in second in the Walton. Pat took the first four 1600 class. They said that they laps and finally decided that he had no problems, the other cars couldn't see any more, so turned were just faster. They were really the wheel over to Randy. They Class 550 had eight start and five finish, a great record. Robert Wright drove all six laps himself, rolled on the last lap, broke the throttle cable, but got it to the finish Hne the class winner. Dusty Times had a trouble free race and just said that the rough stuff was real rough and the fast stuff was just that. Looks like they ended up fourth in points for the year. ·Class 800 only had two starters and one finisher. Mike Bragg and co-rider Gregg Bragg came in first place and it took them 7:07 to do their six laps. They said they had • J(XXJ walls or puw,·r • Oil Aler!" • ~muh . .uu .. -rna~ Al· /I )L u~1..· • Ek...:lruui..: IJ,!IIIU011 Welder/Generator EW171 • 4000 Watt Wddt!r/Gcnt!r.itor • Honda 11 HP OHV Cummtn:ial · Engint! • 170 AMP OC ior \VdJing • Oil . .\lt!rt • • Automatic kilt!' no problems with the truck at all. They said that they could not really open up the truck like they would like to because of the dust. Thisi: Irr DISCOUNTS PARTS SHIPPED BY UPS DAILY HONDA MOTORCYCLES -SCOOTERS ..._ . _ A~~~-~- ~~~ERATORS ~"' ~ ··---sra:p '\ ; ·' BMW MOTORCYCLES . SEA 000 WATERCRAFT BILL ROBERTSON+ SONS, INC. IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS • N 5626 -Tujunga Blvd., North Hollywood ~HONDA 1 (800) 80()-6134 Corneridewithus. 1 (818) 766-6134 February 1996 Page 11

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A great picture of desert racing as 902, Arto Ylikangas moves over to let the Baja Bug of Dennis Sletten and Mike Molina zoom past. ·Sletten was third in Class 5-1600, while 902 got in just three laps. {9" their first season with La Rana, but have been racing in the desert for a long time. One of the boys said that they rode with Dave Ashley at the Baja 1000 and they were in the truck for 19 hours, that truly was a race to remember. Their co-riders Randy Fiscus, Tom Kelm and Kenneth Best all seemed to have enjoyed the day too. the truck would do in the tast stuff but didn't want to take any chances on plowing into some-t~. ing or worse yet, someone that they could not see because of the intense dust. / Class 150 had one finisher, truck # 158, the Fortune car driven by Guy and Randy Fortune. They did have a flat on the fourth lap and had to stop and adjust the valving on the shocks, but they too drove with caution Second place in Class 200 was the South African team of Greg Harvey and Lionel Acton. I didn't get too much out of them because the TV Camera was exercising its clout, which the boys loved. I did get them to say a few words and they claimed that our races have tnore sand and are rougher and longer than they are used to. They did not have a lot of time in the car and said that the whole experience was basically punishment. due to the dust. They really did want to open it up and see what Third out of four finishers in La Rana High Desert 300 RESULTS - November 17-19, 19115 " p .. Driver/Co-Driver Yehlcle Time 0/A a ... 1- Unllmlted alngle -t - 3 atart - I flniah 158 1 Randy & Guy Fortune Fortune 7:13:3 12 Claaa 2 -Unllmlled two -t - 8 atart - 3 finish 201 Nick Baldwin/Ron Galeskle Raceoo 6:00:55 1· 250 2 Greg Harvey/Lionel Acton Raceco 7:16:25 13 204 3 Brian Atwood/Hal Hbbard Raceco 7:40:15 16 211 4 Rob Bristol/John Miller Raceco 8:50:53 24 Clase 1/2-1600 - 1600cc Reatrlcted Engine - 10 start - 7 finish 1602 1 John Prosser/Craig Forest Mirage 6:47:29 6 1607 2 Ron Wilson/Lee Patten Suspensions Un ltd. 6:50:04 7 1609 3 Don Bowler/Tac Moore Chenowth 6:55:30 8 1606 4 Patrick Burton/Randy Walton Rodeo 6:56:26 9 1604 5 Frank & Sean Krepsz Chenowth 7:03;52 10 Clase 3-Short WB 4x4 -4 atart - o finish Clase 4-Long we 4x4 • I etart • 1 finleh 401 1 Mike & Jeff Ismail International Scout 10:06:58 30 Clase 5 • Unlimited Beja Bug - 1 atart - 0 finlah 500 Scott Weir Baja Bug (5 laps only) 8:01:56 34 Clase 5-1600 • 1600cc Baja Bug -8 atart. 5 finlah 556 1 Robert Wright/Donald ThofTl)SOn Baja Bug 8:09:46 18 553 2 Jeff & Tom Bolha Baja Bug 8:23:52 21 554 3 Dennis Sletten/Mike Molina Baja Bug 8:28:14 22 561 4 Chip Davis/Jamie Johnson Baja Bug 9:39:34 27 551 5 Frank OrrbolV Billy Snyder Baja Bug 10:15:14 31 Clase 6 - Production Sedan - 1 start - 0 finish . 600 1 Barry Bates/Benny Metcaij Chevy Blazer(2 laps) 2:31 :20 52 Clase 7 - Unlimited Mini Pickup - 1 start - 0 finiah 714 • 1 Barry Slatter/Dennis Wesseldine Ford Ranger(2 laps) 2:55:53 55. Clase 725 - Stock Mini Pickup - 4 •tart - 0 finish 734 1 Tim Braden/Mitch Griffin Ford Ranger ( 4 laps) 7:28:45 38 Clase 750 - Stock 4WD Mini Pickup -3 alart - 1 finiah 750 1 Bill Markel/John Daly Toyota 10:06:14 29 Clase 8 - 2WD Standard Pickup - 2 atart - 1 finlah 820 1 Mike Bragg/Randy Fiscus Ford 7:07:00 11 Clase 850 - 4WD Standard Pickupvw - 2 atart - I finish 890 1 Tom & Mike Barnett Jeep 8:55:10 25 Clase 9 - Raatrictad Buggy - 7 atart - 5 finiah 904 1 Dennis Petersen!B.J. Bates L.H.F. 8:08:24 17 997 2 Todd & Scott Johnson Meridth 8:11:27 19 998 3 Andrew Lindquist/Brian Lopez Dirtricx 8:31:18 23 999 4 Max Hanberg/Don Johnson WI 9:30:58 26 914 5 Harry Dunne/Patrick Todd Funrunner 9:59:31 28 CIHa 10 -Unlimited 1650cc -8 atart -5 finish 1004 1 Jerry Penhall (solo) Penhall 6:12:42 2 1056 2 Kevin McGillivray/Jim Greenway Chenowth 6:20:52 3 1009 3 Randy Spahr/Craig Dillon Lothringer 6:26:04 4 1001 4 Rich Fersch Mirage 6:35:21 5 1006 5 Mike O'Donnell/Doug Page Bonner 7:31:11 15 Clase 11 - Stock YW Sedan - 0 start - 0 finish Clase 12 - Mini Mag - o atart - o finlah Clase 1400 - Vintage Racing - 2 atart - 0 finish 1403 1 Tony Poindexter/Fred Guzman Chenowth (I lap) ,1:21:01 65 1400 2 Jim & Greg Norgard Hi Jumper (1 lap) 1:47:42 67 Clase 1500 - Stone Stock Mini Truck - 4 atart - 2 finish (this class was only required to run 3 laps) 1511 1 Wade Weaver/Barry Beacham Toyota 6:13:09 1523 2 Patrick Rozier/Brian Grouws Toyota 8:00:47 Clase 1525 - Stone Stock 4WD Mini Truck• 2 start. 2 finiah (this class was only required to run 3 laps) 1525 1 Larry Gross/John Lisenby Toyota 5:02:55 1526 2 Cartos Lopez Jr JKen Bullard Toyota 5:05:58 Clase 1550 -Stone Stock Full Size Truck - 3 start - 1 finiah (this class was only required to run 3 laps) 1569 1 Brian Valdez/Todd Graydon Ford 4:48:58 Clase 1575 - Stone Sfock Full Size 4x4 -1 atart -1 flniah 1575 1 John Barajas/Bill Quitmeyer Chevy 10:04:20 Entries 73 total • finishers (6 laps) total -31 - Race Distance 300 miles Course -50 miles, six laps, 1 0 hour time fimit Weather• windy, dusty and earty dark. Page ii Mike and Jeff Ismail got in the six laps in the IH Scout, but it took ten hours to do it. They really earned their first in Class 4 trophy this race. . drive as well as he liked, so turned the car over to BJ after two laps and Dennis was able to relax and see that BJ was gaining on time and was doing real consistent laps. There is a place on the course that is called the wall, which I understand is actually an earth-quake fault. This seemed to be the one place that Dennis got a little nervous when all he saw was the tires of his car go by, at just about eye level. That was just another part of the course for BJ, he was Ya-hooing all the way and did an excellent job of making up time and bringing home the win and the championship. It looks like at this race the stock.trucks did three laps instead of their.usual two, so the ones that are used to doing just the two laps, were in for a little surprise this time. The total number of entries in the Stone Stock classes seems to be dwindling. In Class 1550 there were two starters and one finisher, Brian Valdez being the man of the hour. He said that he had an absolutely flawless day, with no problems at all. He and co-rider Todd Graydon said that there was lots of dust on the first , • lap and the next two laps were a , ,\4. t .. , ...... ~,.. , little easier because the vehicles Barry ~ates and a host of friends enjoy racing this mutation from a Chevy were a little more spread out and Blazer ,n Class 6. T_h1s event they got in two laps in good time and vanished. the dust was not so concentrated. Class 200 was Brian Atwood and championship for the year. The truck was just perfect thanks Hal Hibbard. They did not have a Dennis is the driver of record and to Philips Fabrication, Chris & real good .day. Said that the accumulated a total of309 points Dave, Joe Aquirre from Good-carburetor came loose at some for the year, which is more than year, Joe from JCM Metal point so had to stop and tighten any other driver, but I am told Polishing, Dale Johnson, RTC, that back up, had one flat and an that the La Rana series does not NFC Bolt, Nevarez Racing ... exhaust leak. The dust and the recognize the overall points. Engines, Engle Cams and a very spectators on the course along champ, just the class champ; too special thanks to all the friends with motorcycles on the course bad because I know Dennis really and family that give of their time made for a very intense day. They worked and sacrificed to get the and energy to make the racing were thankful that they were able championship. He even made such a great success. Next year to finish the race with no mishaps poor Lisa go back to work so he Brian says he will run Class 8S, due to the aforementioned could race the whole season. Lisa which is moving up a class in the conditions. They added that they is such a great wife, she did and he La Rana series. In looking at a ended up with yirtually no power did, so together "THEY DID". flyer I have for the first race of '96 steering, as the dampener went Congratulations to Dennis and for La Rana, I don't even see any out on them. The thank yous go - the BJ guy, who really can succeed 1500s in the list of classes for next out to Steve Wilson for the great in spite of whose son he is. Dennis_ year, so guess these wi 11 be _ prep. FAIR pits for being there suffered a broken arm at the last changing too. and doing a great job. Gary and Ridgecrest race and wasn't able to Larry Gross, who races a 1525 Dave get a special thanks and Fish · · Gearing and Trans Consultants for shedding light on things. Class 550 had eight starters and five finishers. By the time these guys started finishing, the dust was so thick at the finish line, 1 could hardly see what cars were where, so got the first couple of finishers of the limited classes and then left while it was safe, even then we had to follow someone out that seemed ·to know their way pretty good. Robert Wright took first place in 550 and drove all six laps himself. The day was going great for, him and he had a 20 minute lead when he got in a little trouble on the last lap and rolled it, then quickly got back on all 4s and broke the throttle cable, so drove the last40 miles with vice grips on the throttle cable. He wanted to thank Charles LaMar for the motor, FAIR for great pit support. They saw him roll and quicklyiot to his location and got him moving again. Bob said that he really needed this win. He has been going for the win the last few races and blew the tranny one time and the motor another, so was real pleased with this win. DS Race did a great prep job and his co-riders, 'Don Thompson and Frank McClain did their job great too. · Dennis Petersen and Heir to the throne, BJ Bates, wrapped up first place in Class 900 and got the February 1996 _,,d /$: Tim Brai;Jen and Mitch Griffin got in four laps in their Class 725 Ford Ranger, a time good enough to win the Class 725 honors. These clases traditionally have just a few entries. -. " '· t Bill Markel flies his Toyota high past some spectators and with John Daly riding along he covered all six laps in 10 hours for the Class 750 victory. Dusty Times

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Jeff and Tom Bahia were about 14 minutes back in their 5-1600 at the flag, we didn't get their war story, but they did finish all six laps. Second in class. Todd and Scott Johnson were just three minutes back, but it was a costly few minutes as they took second in Class 9 and missed the championship. Andrew Lindquist and Brian Lopez drive a Dirtrix, a name from the past in Class 9 and do well with it, they did six laps for third place in 9 at this race. truck came in first out of two finishers in his class. He said that it was dusty and rough, but had no down time at all. He kept a good pace and didn't hurt anything on himself or the truck. He did stop and change co-drivers every lap, but that didn't seem to cause any type of time deficiency. This win should get him the points for the year. Larry says he picked his way through the crowd. All stock classes were to be combined this time, but there was confusion about class combinations, no one had any immediate answers. Carlos Lopez was the other finisher in this class. He said that he lost the lid on his master cylinder. The brake lite came on and started smoking. He didn't really have too much of a problem until he was coming in for the finish with no brakes. The start was a real problem and he got lost on the dry lake at the beginning because he just couldn't see anything and was staying to the left cause he knew the pits were on the right and didn't want to hit them. He let Ken Bullard and Glen Baugh alternate riding shot gun for this race and they seemed to have a good time. Class 1500 had four starters and two finishers. Wade Weaver took first place, but it wasn't without a little blood, sweat and tears. The first lap went without a hitch, but after that it was kind of down hill. On the second lap, he broke the rear springs, at the 25mm, the hood came off and then the truck died and they could not get it started without help. When the chase crew arrived to lend a hand at pulling them to get them started, they got stuck in the silt and finally I guess spectators and other pit people arrived and got them un-stuck and got the motor going again. They babied it into the finish line after finding out that the radiator had come loose and they had broken motor mounts. Forgot to mention that they lost the muffler on the first lap and had to stop and get out and kick off the parts that hadn't fallen off. The thanks were sent out to Greg Till at Cal Time, Bilstein, Team McPherson, Mitch Beavers and all the chase crew folks that never let him down. Second place was Pat Rozier and Brian Grouws. Brian drove · the first lap and decided to call it a day, so· Pat took the other two laps. Their day was not perfect by any means, but they did ok. At the 13mm they broke the rear end by blowing out the pinion gears, so cannibalized one off the pit peoples truck and got it going again only to get a flat at mm30 on the second lap. After that they .,. Dennis Peterson and B.J. Bates had a great race in the L.H. F. doing six laps in 8:08:24 to win Class 9 by three minutes, and take the 1995 championship. Not bad for an eight hour run in a Class 9. Tony Poindexter and Fred Guzman drive an older model Chenowth in Class 1400, and they do quite well. Here they won the two car class by 26 minutes. Dusty Times just cruised and nothing else went wrong. They wanted to thank Kawaguchi Honda, American Honda, Downey Off Road, Sign Pros, DOC, Family and friends for all their help and support and certainly last -DOA Racing Engines??? Two non finishers were kind enough to stop by to give me a few words about the day. Kathy Fay in truck #1522 who has won the 1500 championship, managed to get in 1.75 laps before calling it a day. At mm40 on the second lap, she got stuck in a nasty sand wash and burned up the clutch trying to get out of it, so Dad, ju,:nped in the chase truck and went all the way into downtown Lucerne to Napa Auto Parts to get another clutch for the race truck which was now down over an hour already, got the replacement clutch installed and Kathy went back to tnm35 to re-enter the course, to make sure she covered the right amount of ground and got back on the course where she got off and went about 10 miles and burnt up the engine. It could have been an electrical problem, but here was so much smoke they couldn't tell at this point. When Kathy was talking to me, she said that her precious Dad was still working on the truck. She says that she did what was necessary to get the championship by 21 points and wanted to thank Super lift Suspension Systems, because they work great. Dad for his endless efforts at keeping them going and never giving up. Sister Stacy who is the greatest navigator around, she listens and gives undying support to the cause. The team is definitely a winning one., Kathy said that they got a full page story in Off Road Maga:ine. Next year they will come out with a new -:_:,~,m,w ~ truck hopefully. Steve Cirillo drove his truck #765 about the same distance, said he lost a caliper on the first lap then broke a torsion rod and decided to call it a day and not risk breaking anything else. He is still working the bugs out of the truck and is getting it ready for the '96 series. This is only the third desert race for this truck, he did get in a short course race this past year and likes the desert better. He will st:1y with the same class, 750, for next year in this series. A second generation racer, Mike Bragg drives a Class 8 Ford ver,y well. and he and brother Greg had no problems at all with the truck, but thought the dust was very bad. 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Randy and Guy Fortune had their one off creation in fine shape and took Class1 honors over two others by laps, despite a flat, a shock adjustment etc. Rob Bristol and his Bizyrk Racing crew had some problems as most did, but they recovered to grab fourth in Class 2 which had a big turnout here. The rocks turn into boulders on the top of the course but the Jeep Honcho of Tom & Mike Barnett managed all six laps in Class 850, and won the four truck class. Jim and Greg Norgard tried a bit of Class 14 racing with this Hi Jumper and they also got in one lap in second place in the results. Carlos Lopez and Ken Bullard scramble through the rocks en route to a close second in Class 1525 in the Toyota that had no down time. Page 24 Greg Harvey and Lionel Acton came from South Africa to run the Raceco and despite a rough course the pair finished second in Class 2, 45 minutes later. John Hicks and Dwayne Pengilley traverse some nasty rocks on their way to a seventh place finish, the last in 1600 class to finish six laps. Eric Heiden and Rueben Herndon rear up out of a wash in their Ford and were doing fine in second place, but they never completed the sixth lap. Patrick Rozier, Brian Grouws and Art Kawaguchi covered the required three laps in Class 1500 with a few stops, but they still finished second in class. Brian Valdez and Todd Graydon had a fine ride in the Class 1550 Ford. They drove the big truck to the win, the only finisher in 4:48:58 for three laps. February 1996 Brian Atwood and Hal Hibbard kept their Raceco moving well through the heavy dust conditions and did six laps for a third in Class 2. Dan Cannon plows up some silt off a jump as he carries on in the 2WD Ford Ranger to a disappointing third in Class 725 with just one lap completed. Max Hanberg and Don Johnson come from Solvang to race their Class 9 and they did well, got in all six laps and finished strong, in fourth place in Class 9. Larry Gross and John Lisenby won Class 1525 in their Toyota doing the three laps in a fine time of 5:02:55, winning by just three minutes. John Barajas and Bill Quitmeyer drove the big Chevy to a three lap finish and the win in Class 1570, but they were the only entry in class. Dusty Times

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Chasing the Baja 1000 By Judy Smith Its' really two events. One takes place on the race track in relative safety. The drivers sit inside roll cages, wearing fire suits, helmets and five point harnesses. For the most part everyone on their road is headed in. the same direction, and generally they're not drunk. The chase crews are thrown together into a rag tag assortment of vehicles, many towing empty trailers. There's no roll cage in most of them, no fire suits, helmets or five point harnesses. All hut the most foolish wear whatever seat belt is available. Traffic on their road is two-way, with a mix of trucks, busses, motorhomes and celebratory citi:ens of Mexico headed toward t hi_m. There a re also cows, donkeys and horses, but to be fair, they tend to wander on to the race course also. The road is only two lanes wide, with no shoulders for most of it. The race track is wide as all Baja for much of its length. Chase teams heading south solemnly warned each other to be careful, they told their race drivers to have a good time. We joined this southbound parade as we hurried from Ensenada, trying to make it to La Pa: in time to see the first car (Trophy-Truck) finish. We even gave ourselves a head stan, leaving at8:00 a.m., while the race started at 11 :30 u in Tijuana. I Page 26 recorded some thoughts on the way. The Maitre d' at El Rey Sol told us it would be dangerous to stop to watch the race at the area around El Crucero, because the Ensenada folks were so angry that it had started in Tijuana. Himself, he wasn't' angry, just concerned. At breakfast at El Corralito we heard the radio report on the start of the motorcycles, with an interview with "Salfeesh", el Presedente of SCORE. Ensenada was empty, easy to see why they felt angry. Below Santo Tomas there was road work underway, and they stopped the southbound traffic for a while, a whole long line of pit vehicles, all trying to get information on the radio, calmly waited their turn to get moving again. In Crucero, where there were no angry Mexicans, Cork y McMillin told us that the road had heen blocked the day before, rumors were flying that there was a roadblock in effect now, 2:40 p.m., just above the state line. Radio reports were scarce, communications were very poor. We saw three bikes go through, then left, fearing we'd already stayed too long. By 5:20 it was dark, and a line of chase trucks formed at V i:caino to buy gas. The last two stations we'd passed, Catavina and the one at the road to Bay of L.A., had be~n out of gas. A lady was selling hot tamales for 50 cents each. We bought two and gobbled them for dinner. Still, no one had good radio communica-tion, but Malcolm Vinje's grour had caught a report that the trucks had definitely started. Before the El Arco road our first military check point showed up. A group of soldiers with guns. The truck in front of us, Ron Brant's crew, blew past them at about 80 mph, but we stopped. They asked, "You speak Span-ish!" We lied, "No." "Oh, where you goin '?" "La Paz." "Oh, Baja Mil? Race Car?" "NO, just to watch." "OH, Tourists?" "Yes", "O.K.", heavy disgust, "Vamos." If you say you are with the race they want stickers, and we forgot to take some with us. At th~ border between Baja Norte and Baja Sur there was another check. These fellows poked around· in the back and asked if we had any fruit. We lied again. It was cloudy, and there was no sign of the full moon due to come up later. We got to San Ignacio about 8:30. We'd heard Danny Cau, Race.Director, on the radio briefly. Later learned he was on his way to where a trailer, behind us on the part of the highway that was also race course, had lost its axles and come to a stop on the road. He and some helpers moved it as far off the road as possible and spray painted it fluorescent orange in the hope that drivers would see it and not hit it. We saw more bikes go through San Ignacio, looked around at a few pits and then headed south. Began to pick up some radio as we-hit the broad valley before dropping down into Santa Rosalia. The moon was up now, but behind the clouds, no help to the racers at all. We had long stretches of time with no traffic at all, but then a big truck would come towards us and pass with a rush of air, or a low flying motorcycle chase crew would pass us in the same direction. We'd pass them later as they made potty stops. Our headlights made a tunnel in the darkness, and there were no streetlights, no houselights, no towns or lighted intersections to relieve the night. Vaguely we could see the silhouette of the mountains against the back lit clouds. It was stunningly beautiful. ' More armed soldiers. "Ju espeak Espanish?" "Ju have guns? pistolas? drugs?" One soldier, way down south, offered a Spanish speaking member of a race team some marijuana in exchange for his beer. He declined. Down by Mulege it began to rain, occasionally hard, but never for long, good thing because we forgot to put new wipe_rs on. We gassed at Santa Rosalia, but bypassed Loreto out of inertia, knowing there was a station up at the top of the hill. Bad choice. It was dark. John crossed the muddy ground and peered into the window to find the attendant asleep. He'd run out of gas, told us we could get some at Insurgentes. At Insurgentes we couldn't find the station ( would have needed to turn north), but we found another check point full of armed soldiers. The sleep,y youngster stuck his head in our window and asked, "Ju espeak English?", then reali:ed what he'd done and cracked up, grinned and sent us on our way. We hit more rain south of Constitucion, where we found gas, ,and we hit some puddles in the vados that made the truck hydroplane. But traffic was really scarce now. At Constitucion we'd stopped long enough to see Ivan Stewart go by, so now we had to hustle to see the finish. We had a Dave Brubeck tape playing over and over, perfect background music for Baja at night. We got to the finish line in time to see Ragland come in, but doubt we'd have made it if Ivan .hadn't broken. Then we started to hear stories from the chase crews. The racers were outrunning them if they weren't having tr~mble. Bob Gordon had been ahead of his and had to wait for parts. Jerry McDonald had to take fuel up onto the Tecate Highway for Rick Johnson, and then turn around and head south to meet him at San Ignacio so he could get in and drive. Danny Fodrill and his crew went up Highway 3 to help Jim Kirk. The road was blocked by the police, but one enterprising chase driver found a route through an olive grove that led directly to the race course. A whole parade of chase trucks followed him. Ramon Castro, chasing Javier Espinoza in his Trophy-Truck flew from Tjuana to San Ignacio, but missed him, so then flew to Insurgentes and saw the truck go by. Castro never got in the truck February 1996 all day. One of the chase trucks for the Simon and Simon team rolled over. No one was hurt. A chase truck for the Andataco Stock Full team hit a cow near El Arco and then rolled over, badly crunching the truck, but it had a full roll cage and no one was hurt in it either. At about midday on Friday, Larry Watson, drivin1~ a big dually chase truck for the Baldwin team fell asleep at the wheel. He later said, "we were taking turns sleeping, and it overlapped." The car drifted to the side, hit the ditch, tipped up on two wheels and began to cross the road. Richard Jackson, a biker, who'd finished his section and was worn out, was driving behind him and watched it helplessly. Watson woke up, yelled, "I've got it, l 've got it!" to his passenger. But he didn't have it. The truck hit the embankment on the other side, hard, and toppled over. A big drum of race rue! erupted from the truck, hit the.ground and split, rolling over and over with fuel spewing everywhere. A battery, still connected, sat nearby fizzing and spitting.Jackson was terrified there'd be a fire. A Mexican family also stopped, and they got shovels to cover the fuel with dirt. Jackson and his friends kicked in the windshield and got the two out. Watson's passenger, name unknown to me, had a dislocated shoulder. Another chase truck for Baldwin was close by and they hustled him to the hospital. while Larry stood guard over the truck and the race parts. He turned his back for just a moment and a couple of resourceful citi:ens of the area were trying to load the spare race trans in their own truck. It looked like salvage to them. Larry Job's crew had to hot foot it into La Pa: to get parts from Tom Bradley, r-lready finished, and then drive back out to where Larry was broken and fix the ca:r. Bill and BrJan Church got their car -to the mini-summit just north of La Pa: and broke a c. v. They didn't .have a spare. Their chase crew, not too far away on the highway, spotted Bob Gordon's chase crew, now finished with the transmission repair, headed south. So Church's crew gave chase. They roared down the highway, often on the wrong side of the road, ti! they got the Gordon's crew's attention. Then they took their borrowed c.v. back to where Church waited, replaced the brokeil one, and turned around to catch him at the finish. Robby Gordon's crew had to go in on the course to get to him, and they got stuck in the notorious silt beds. Two of the Andataco crews broke down and were still waiting to be relieved two days after the race. The MacPherson one ton utility chase truck lost its trans on the way home and had to be towed on a rope from Loreto to the border. One of the BFG relay folks, Glen Whitford, was broken down at San Ignacio and expected help to arrive by Thursday. The Kevin Davis chase crew rolled his big truck and demolished it, without apparent injury to the people in it. For those of us who had the time the return trip was the reward. The weather was beauti-ful and the scenery magnificent. We regret only that we didn't have still more time. Dusty Times

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East of Indio XII gained back one second, in stage six another two seconds in stage seven another two seconds. Going into the final stage the difference was three seconds, both ran hard and clean and as a result they tied for identical times in the stage. The class win and the season title went to•Mike Marcy/Steve Scott and their Plymouth Sapporo. The Hooks came home second and Bobby Webb/Tim Sardelich enjoyed a third place finish and even one fastest stage time in class on stage seven. Adrienne and Bob Scott came home fourth in the Toyota Corolla, this being Adrienne's first time running on roads this fast it was a satisfactory introduction to high speed rallying. By John Elkin East of Indio was the final CRS rally of 1995 and a good dozen teams could win championships. Mike Whitman and Noble Jones won six of eight stages in the fast Datsun 510 winning 2WD Open class and taking first overall. The final round of the 1995 month at Treeline. Two wheel California Rally Series was our drive open and performance annual visit to the vast and fast stock classes were not quite in the roads located between Indio and bag but finishing performances Desert Center, California, were all that were needed for the paralleling Interstate 10. This, the wins. 12th running of the East of Indio Indio means rocks and yumps Rally, was the proven eight stage and desert terrain that we have format which is so popular with not seen this year yet. The the CRS teams. This year the preceeding rounds of the CRS organizational staff enlarged as year had not been in the deserts, Roger Allison added Chris whereas it was not that many Weleff, Brian Paul and Robert years ago that nearly half the Tallinitohisclusterofvolunteers events were in some desert or that help make the rally run as another. This made for many smoothly as it does. The additions drivers with no experience on worked well as competitors goingflatoutforanylongamount complimented an improved route of time., sans those who had hook and general overall running traveled to Washington or back of the event. Of course, running east, so it was going to be an any event over as spread out an exercise in who could hold the area as this rally is difficult at best. pedal to the wood longest. Points championships were at Five cars entered Stock Class, stake in this final round, with four had a chance at the points stock class being the most hotly title. Into the early lead was a contested with as many as four surprising performance by Chris drivers able to take the champ-Bradshaw/John Dillon. Bradshaw ionship. Four wheel drive open is normally found in the n·aviga-was the only sewn up class as tor's seat, and while he has some Chris W eleff and Brian Paul were road racing experience he was not crowned as class champions last considered a threat before the Ray Hocker and Lynette Allison cranked up the Subaru RX to win the 4wo· class as leader after leader fell out with various woes. They won the class by nearly an hour and a half, and were second overall. Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub had a good day in the Toyota truck, moved up in a steady drive and finished second 2Wffopen and fourth overall, despite the truck fading on the last stages. Page 28 Photos: T rackside Photo Inc. start, specially in a rented rally car. As it happened Bradshaw/ -Dillon rented a Plymouth Arrow from Dave Turner Motorsports, and the rookie team used the car to post a 36 second lead after the first stage, leading Dan Hook/ -Larry Hook in a Toyota Celica. Mike Marcy/Steve Scott were just eight seconds back in third with their Plymouth Sapporo. Bobby Webb/Tim Sardelich in the tried and true Datsun 510 were less than one second back in fourth. Stage two saw Brad-shaw/Dillon lengthen their lead by another 13 seconds on the Hooks while WebblSardelich moved into third followed closely by Marcy/Scott. Stage three saw Bradshaw/Dillon gain another three seconds on the field as Marcy /Scott moved into second place while Webb/Sardelich and the Hooks were tied for third. In stage four the top two remained static while the Hooks wrested third back by a couple of seconds. At the service after stage four it was learned by the top contenders for the season title that the young rookie team was waxing the field, causing perplexed expressions to cross the faces of the normally confident. After the service break Brad-shaw/ Dillon headed out to stage where it was•either overcon-fidence, or maybe the pressure of leading, but the lads ran the Arrow off the road into some boulders. The Arrow was extracted and they continued on to an eventual fifth place finish in class. Still, if this team continues · it is apparent to all that they will be contenders from the start for a championship and many wins. Back at the front the Hooks were trying hard to catch Marcy /Scott who held a nine second lead. In stage five Hook Performance Stock class was a two horse race as the VW Rabbit •of Dennis Chizma/John Moore needed just to finish for the class title. Lon Peterson/Bill Gutz-mann were running for the glory of giving Kia another win in PRO Rally competition, and hoping that the Rabbit had a problem and broke, this was the only way they could present their sponsor the Clhampionship. Lon and Bill did what they had to do, led from wire to wire and claimed third overall in the rally and notching their fourth win in the Korean import. Chizma/Moore cruised through eight stages stifling the urge to race the Kia for the event win and took their points title with the second place finish. Two wheel drive Open was· a mathematical nightmare for all the possibilities of the season points championship, but we can boil it down to this: Bilf Malik had to finish to win unless he and Harris Done broke apd Tony Chavez finished less than second place. Harris Done could win ifhe won the rally and Malik broke. Chavez could win with a second in class and Malik and Done broke. Got that? Me neither. But, l digress ... When Mike Whitman shows up at a rally the odds chart has a Lon Peterson and Bill Gutzman brought the Kia Sephia out to run in Performance Stock class and the_y dueled for" a time but eventually won, having led from flag to flag, and they were third overall too. Mike Marcy and Steve Scott had the Plymouth Sapporo roaring on the soft desert roads and were third at the break, and got into the lead after service and held on to win by three seconds and win the season Stock class title too. February 1996 way of shifting in his favor. Points battles aside, Mike Whitman/ -Noble Jones were the odds on favorite, and they did live up to expectation as they won six of eight stages overall and seven fast times in class in arguably North America's fastest rally Datsun 510 to win the class and take the overall honors. This marks the second rally in a row when a two wheel drive open class car won overall. Now, while Mike and Noble were busy thrashing the field, the points battle was looking interesting. Bill Malik I -Roine Andersson were holding second after stage one, Harris Done/ Larry Scott were having some engine troubles with what was believed to be a cracked apex seal in the Mazda RX-7, but were continuing. Tony Chavez/Ben Bradley had a flat in stage one in the Mitsubishi Eclipse. While this was going on Matt Sweeney/ Luc-inda Strub had the new Barring-ton engine in their Toyota truck screaming as they posted third place here. In stage two another flat and a loose brake line slowed the Chavez/ Bradley effort again as the transmission also started leaking. Done/Scott were getting the Mazda through the stage in · two as Malik was solidly in second place. George Pisek/Mark Rathsam, had a slow start in the Saab but were starting to edge their way up through the field starting in stage two. By stage ·three the rally started to even out with Whitman, Malik and Sweeney holding position. Pisek and Chavez started battling for position as the VW 411 Fastback of Rod Koch IT odd Bane started to come alive, the team has been in a semi retirement and were shaking the cobwebs out. Stage four saw a window of opportunity open as Malik/ Andersson suffered a fuel system malfunc-tion and were classified as a did not finish. They would fix the car and continue in the rally for chuckles and giggles. Sweeney/Strub were firmly in second place now, but not too far ahead of the battle for third between Pisek and Chave:. Twelve seconds separated the Eclipse from the Saab but that gap would not narrow as the finish order was set, and none too soon for second and third place. Going into the final stages the Toyota truck of Sweeney/Strub was becoming ill handling and darting from one side of the road to the other ·at will. The George Pisek/Mark Rathsam Saab was losing a turbocharger by the end of the final stage however they held position for the third place. Tony Chavez/ Ben Bradley tried, but fell a minute and a half shy of the class championship. So who won the title? Because Chavez could not break into the top two, and Harris Done was a DNF, Bill Malik retained his points lead and his first points championship. So what happened to Harris Done? He had a day where if it was not for bad luck he would have no luck at all. Battling a broken seal from the start he headed into stage four before the service and broke the right front suspension. With i:he help of Matt Sweeney and Team Shrew the front end was welded back. Coming out of stage five the transmission was locked in fourth gear, in another stage a wheel flew off and they had to rob studs·from other wheels to make . one work. Finally the ailing Dusty Times

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George Pisek and Mark Rathsam raise a bit of dust in their Saab 99 Turbo as the CRS has a desert rally for the first time this year: they were third 2WD Open. Tony Chavez and Ben Bradley had a flat in stage 1, but Bobbie Webb and Tim Sardelich ran with the leaders in Stock otherwise had a good run in the Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo an_d class in the Datsun 510, and displayed an unusual paint scheme were fourth in 2WD" Open losing out by just a few seconds. but brought it in third in class. _ transmission, maybe out of mercy for the poor duo, came unglued and ended a day of suffering. The four wheel drive class was one of those days where having a high tech car was not worth the effort. No one wanted to lead the class it seemed as leader after leader would eventually fall from sight. However, one intrepid crew was steady and fast to take second overall and the class win. Ray Hocker /Lynette Allison have been having a fantastic late season charge, and the spree of good finishes continues as Ray won the class by an hour and 24 minutes! John Brasil/Paul Fagundes in their Audi 4000 nursed a sick car through the stages and had a fong final stage, but wer·e valiant enough to finish the event. the season, Tony Tavares/ !<. and will in all probability need to his exceptional run at Pikes Peak and sidlined them late in the rally. Phillips had the Celica All Trac be reshelled. Ken Smith/Terry with the car, and they were doing So, when all was said and done running good and in the hunt for Stonecipher had a great day going very well sans a problem in stage it was another typical Indio, fast, the overall when Tony ran off the in the Mazda 323, but a stuff into twothatcostthemseven mintues, tough, demanding and a high road, across many boulders that a bank hurt the 323 at mid rally until on stage six the engine let go. attrition rate. 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OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE REPORT all t<'J!ether in qualifying. Early in Wells Winds Up With a Win the race, Buchanan dropped back with n hroken tie rod. It was going to he hetween Ziems and Holt, as Owen, likt· his brother was gone Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Daren wells lost time to a roll over, but came back strong in the turbo-Nissan buggy to be the only finisher in'Class 1, with Roger Barr riding shotgun in the Rivmasta. They not only won the race overall, they also won the 1995 championship. The 1995 Australian Off Road Championship concluded with the running o f the BFGood-rich V6 Jackaroo 400, held'at the Puckapunyal army base in Victoria. There were five drivers that ,,wre in contention for the overall championship, but in the l'nd there was only one that finisht·d and he took this event out .is wdl. Namely Daren Wells from the Yokohama team in his Turbo Nissan buggy, who took his second Australian Title. W ells was in the strong band of Class l cars, which were down on Terry and Howard Rose had a flat tire and nearly rolled over on their way to a hard earned second in Class 1 in the Raceco, and they also managed to finish third overall. West-coast Distributor fOR HEWLAND OFF ROAD GEARS early with diff failure. Holt lost a little time with a motor that numbers hut high in quality. wouldn't fire after one of the From the top of the list in manv creek crossings. Allport qunlifyini:; Burrows, Wells, Lee, went out with motor failure. Holt .ind Rohinson held the class rnm1:· hack with some good laps command. When the race began and sc,c,n took the lead from though, Robinson was out early Zil'ms. Ruchanan was coming after a rollover, likewise,champ-hack too. Holt then struck clutch ionship favourite, Owen with a prohkms .ind slipped behind. At rare diff failure. Burrows held the the iinish it was Ziems over overall lead for the first two laps Buchanan, then Holt. However until he too had a rare dnf due to thl' quiet Ziems was shattered to c.v. problems. find a dangerous driving charge Firestone's Kevin Lee then was laid ngainst him and he was took over the lead spot. Wells, excludl·d. Buchanan took the meanwhile had slipped to sixth pc>ints, with Holt second. Again place due mainly to a rollover c,nl\' two finishers in class. which ended with the car upside Clnss 3 was set with the Su:uki down. Morrison was second in pc,\Wrl'd car of Moore quickest class, just ahead of Boyes. But qualifil'f. After the opening lap hefore too long both were out, though Johnson had the lead but with a broken rear hub and turbo · then Moqre soon grabbed it back, troubles respectively. and hdd it for many laps. Behind Wells came back and took the him, Julius was out with motor lead on lap 7. Two laps later Lee prc,hl~·ms· while Dow was having went out with turbo damage from gl'ar prohlems. Johnson had n rock. Wells went on to win the hrc,ken a link pin and speared into class and the race overall. Second the trees. Perrin dropped a in class and third overall was hl'arini! in the motor. All the Tt·rr\' Rose who had a flat tire and whik Fl'fi!uson was gaining on his anearrolloveralongtheway.The frlll>W Mt. Gambier driver, attrition rate was high and there Mc,<,rl·. When Moore stopped were no other Class 1 finishers. with n,mputer problems, Ferg-Class 2 was going to be close uson tl'llk the lead and climbed with Ziems, Holt and Buchanan up to hl·-1 I th overall when the Bill Buchanan and Kaleb Schmidt broke a tie rod early, but came back in the high attrition race to finish second on the road in the Class 2 Hunter Rivmasta, and they inherited the win and ninth OJA despite Bill's injured wrist. ALL GEARS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY OUR PR'ICE $695.00 Per Set 2 Ratio's .Available ' Nev Taylor with Bob Oxley navigating the Baja Bug completed all five races in r the championship series in 1995, and he won the final round over one other entry and finished 15th overall. NEW RATIOS AVAILABLE Valley Performance . 3700 Mead Ave. Las Vegas, NV 8910'2 702/873-1002 McKenzie Performance Products 2366 East Orangethorpe Anaheim, CA 92800 714/441-1212 DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 30 The 1200cc Class 3 had a tough time here as only one of six starters made the finish. It was Adrian and Daryl Ferguson in their Southern Cross in the first time out this year and they won the class at 11th overall. February 1996 racl' was clVer. Dow finished the 1 () laps f<l find he was over the timl' limit. Onl1· rn o of the VW Bajas were l'ntnl'd, with Taylor leading AllpNt in qualifying. is the \\'a;· thl' race looked too especially \\'hl'n Allport broke an axle on the Ppl'ning lap. He got gc,ing only to suffer terminal steering damage on lap 3. That left Taylor on his own and to his credit he pushed on and made the finish and scored 15th overall. Class 5 had everyone's atten-tion and in the lead spot was the awesome Chev truck of Richard Bennett which qualified 10th overall. Following were Watson and Dixon. On the opening lap though Bennett had 'a flat tire. , Watson assumed his normal position at the front of the class over the Mitsubishi of Muir. Bennett was charging back hut soon was out for good when a front wheel broke off. O'Keefe had called it a day in the incredible 1948 Holden. Dixon too was out after some good lap times. Watson was a clear leader and was soon amongst the front running 4x4s. Southey's Falcon ute had got past Muir when the suspen-sion dropped on the little truck. Watson took a fine win and placed sixth overall, his best yet. Southey and Muir hoth got in hut again the time limit put them as non-finishers. As usual a strong field of . Challenger buggies in Class 6 . Green led Grocl and Eggert in qualifying. The race saw a close tussle with Grocl just staying ahead of Green. Binios was the first to retire followed by Fit:patrick. Charalambous had moved into third. Grocl menn-while tood the class win with Green only a couple of minutes behind. Charalambous came in third again not too far in arrears. Eggert was another to go over the time limit. The usual three car field appeared in Class 7 with Siviour leading the way in the Nissan 4x4. Then in the race he immediately began a push to move on the outright cars. The Manns Jackaroo went out wth suspected diff problems. Whitbread was left in second place and going well. By the half way point Siviour was up to 10th overall hut had a hroken front shock to show for his troubles. He still pushed right to the end and took yet another class victory. He made it up to fourth overall, quite a feat in the slightly modified Patrol. Whitbread came · home for a second place. The Class 8 for the wildly modified 4x4s drew a lot of attention after Fahio Zarfati put the Falken tires Pajero at seventh overall in qualifying thus leading the class. The twin turbo, quad cam missile began moving further up once the race started. Smith finally had the turbo Rodl'o running fine and held second ova Baxter. Parker was out with a motor bearinf~ problem, then Owen parked the Patrol with suspension failure. By half way, Zarfati was well in control and stunned onlookers as he was now ' second overall. Smith only had a one minute lead over Baxter at the sam e point, with Richards creeping up in fourth. Zarfati then collided with the Richards car and suffered a flat tire on a log, putting the Pajero driver back somewhat. Zarfati was determined to make it up and by the end he had indeed Dusty Times

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regained his astounding seco d overall and class win. Smith ca e in a fine second and fifth over;ll, albeit with one cylinder not as it should be. Baxter had driven a conservative race to gain valuable pc)ints and put the V8 Patrol into third. Richards had driven very hard and was rewarded with fourth place, less •than a minute behind Baxter. Class 9 had the attention as it was McMillan that was looking to get the overall Championship in the single seater buggy. He was off to a good start by qualifying fifth overall. In the race his main opposition would be Cottee, but he suffered an early flat tire. Vesty was the only one left to run in third. McMillan had moved up to . be in third overall at the midway point, but soon after slipped as· others made a charge. One of which was Cottee who passed McMillan to take class leadership and run third. Just as he was gaining on the overall leaders a di ff let go. McMillan took what he thought was second overall ·and the class win, however he was devastated to learn of a charge similar to Ziems' that soon had him excluded not only taking his fine result at this event away but the chance of the certain overall Championship was ,gone, Vesty likewise was excluded from the event on a confrontation with an official. This resulted in no finishers in class. Class 8 for modified 4x4s as Fabio Zarfati, with David Parsons riding along, almost made history as he had the overall in sight when a collision gave him a flat. He did make it back to second overall, the class win in the Mitsubishi Ross and Maura Watson had the 2WD Holden Rodeo flying and at the end they were the only official finisher in Class 5 out of seven starters and they were sixth overall. Pajero, nine minutes out. =======,..,,,.============== Steven and Frank Grocl won the closely fought Challenger contest in their Southern Cross buggy, and in doing so they took the Championship for 1995 in the class. As expected Les Siviour dominated Class 7 in the Nissan Patrol 4x4 with two riders, it was that rough! Geoff Miller and Josh G-Smith. Siviour finished higher up than ever before in fourth overall. Instead of the 54 starters there were only 16 that beat the trying conditions of deep water crqss-i ngs and thick blinding dust, combined with the time limit. Congratulations go to Daren Wells for taking the event as well as the 1995 Off Road Champ-ionship, a feat he last enjoyed in 1990. Also worth a mention was the announcement of the navigat-or's award for 1995 that went to Brent Hill who rides with Glenn Owen. Off Roaders now look. towards an assortment of_ Ken Smith and Greg Horton finally got the turbo Rodeo running fine and proved it to be a strong contender for 1996. They came in second in Class 8 with one cylinder sounding bad at the finish. They were fifth overall. BF GOODRICH /V6 JACKAROO 400 1995 Australian Championship• Round 5 November 11-12, 1995 • Puckapunyal, Victoria • Poe Driver/Co-driver Vehicle Class I• Unlimited Two Seat - 10 etar1 - 2 finish 125 1 Daren Wells/Roger Barr Rivmasta 103 2 Terry & Howard Rose Raceco Class 2 - 1600 cc Two Seat • 11 etart - 2 finieh 216 1 Bill Buchanan/Kaleb Schmidt Hunter Rivmasta 229 2 Ken Holt/Greg Harris Buggy Class 3 - 1200 cc Two Seat • 6 etart • I finish 378 1 Adrian & Daryl Ferguson Southern Cross 356 2 Geoff & Sean Dow Hornet Class 4 • Baja Bug . 2 etart • 1 finish 401 1 Nev Taylor/Bob Oxley Baja Bug Class 5 • 2WD Sedan & Pickup • 7 etart -1 finish 501 1 Ross & Maura Watson Holden Rodeo 516 2 Geoff Southey/Leanne Green Falcon Longreach 522 3 Bruce Muir/Alan Roe Mitsubishi L200 Class 6 • 01sllenger Buggy • 6 atart • 3 finish 610 1 Steven & Frank Grocf Southern Cross 621 2 Wayne & Darrel Green Rivmasta 620 3 Chris Charalambous Peter Nedelkovskl Buggy 602 4 Michael Eggert/Dennis Green Redback Class 7 • Production 4x4 • 3 atart • 2 finish 701 1 Les Slviour/Josh G-Smlth/Geoff MHler Nissan Patrol 702 2 Eric Whitbread/Norm Needham Toyota Landcruiser Class 8 • Unlimited 4x4 .a atart. 4 finish 807 1 Fabio ZarfatVDavld Parsons Mitsubishi Pajero 802 2 Ken Smith/Greg Horton Holden Rodeo 803 3 Grahame Baxter/Nigel Burle,.-Nissan Patrol 834 4 David Richards/Roger Chestney Nissan Patrol Class 9 • Unlimited Single Seel • 5 atart • o finish ( •Denotes driver COIT'f)leted IO laps but failed to meet 6.5 hour time lim1t•) Starters• 54 Finishers • 16 Finishing ratio - 30% Fastest Prologue - car # I Mark Burrows 4.03 Fastest race lap - car # I Mark Burrows 25.23 Race Distance - 400 kilome1ers (250 miles) Dusty Times Time 0/A 4:45:33 1 4:58:53 3 5:16.50 9 5:18:18 10 5:19:40 11 6:40:39" 18 6:04:52 15 5:13:43 6 6:38:22. 17 1:01:10· 20 5:38:45 13 5:41:21 14 6:05:32 16 6:43:37-1-19 5:09:33 4 5:38:22 12 . 4:54:39 2 5:13:00 5 5:15:24 7 5:16:15 8 Stadium _racing over the summer with the Championship in 1996 to gain a race and be a six race series. loan of a Patrol to cover the Personal thanks to Nissan Puckapunyal rirce with much Australia for helping with the comfort and ease. 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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 hit 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 ·February 1996 KUSTER PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS 2900 E. 29th Street• Long Beach, CA 90806 U.S.A. Telephone: (310) 595-0661 • Fax: (310) 426-7897 300M Ball Joints Air Jacks Page 31

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McKENZIE'S SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP -ROUND 7 Short Course Racing at Glen Helen By Ron Miller On a day when a fierce wind drove everything except the race vehicles around the park last October, the seventh and final round of the McKenzie's Glen Helen short course series brought down the closing curtain on an exciting and highly successful season. Marked by the same intense racing as the six preceding rounds, Round 7 again showcased some of the finest racers to have graced the grounds at Devore. With year end championships still up for grabs in Classes 1-2-1600 desert, 10, Stock Full Size, Stock Mini 4WD, ATV Inter-mediate and also the Superlites there was no letting up on this gusty October day. The pace was fast and furious from flag-fall to . finish as the 1-2-1600 Short Course cars got the day's events off to a roaring start. After some strong showings in early qualifying heats by both Rick Boyer and Bob Mathews it was once again Steve Bishop earning the overall victory. Bishop has had a fine season and his strong finish earned him a clear cut second in the year end standings for this highly competi-tive class. By virtue of his ultra consistent finishes all year long " Big" Dan Mathews was crowned king of the heap and amassed a total of 2 71 points. This left him 33 points clear of Bishop who was well in front of Glenn Neese in third with Bob Mathews and Randy Jones rounding out the top five spots for the year. In the Superlites class Todd Wittman emerged victorious in heat one. His win combined with • ' 1 THE wife Denise's win in the pilot class put "Team Wittman" back in the spotlight. However in the main event it was once again Rennie Awana powering his way to the win and overall victory for the day. Bob Briggs ran third and second for the two heats to just edge Todd Wittman for the second spot. Jarit Johnson was fourth overall and Joe Price took down the fifth spot. With his fourth in round seven Jarit Johnson was able to just hold off Rennie Awana for the season championship ( 151-143) with Todd Wittman a close third just ahead of Joe Price in fourth and Stacy Fay a distant fifth. In the aforementioned Pilot class it was all Denise Wittman as she bested Chris Wortman in the first heat, then raced uncontested to the main event score and overall victory. Denise was also a runaway winner in the year end points championship with Clint Wolsey finishing in second and Chris Wortman earning the third spot. Race 3 was for the A TV and Odyssey classes. Tom Stukey dominated the intermediates with a sweep of both heats. Kevin Ziedler was third behind Stan Wyman in the first heat but edged him overall by earning second place in the main. Matt Peelman was fourth in both heats and overall with Chris Jones finishing up fifth. Thanks to his fine showing in the pressure packed seventh round Tom Stukey was crowned intermediate champion for the season. BothJeffReed and Stan Wyman finished in a tie for --WRIGHT . . 9420 Flinn Sp,lngt ln. PLACE El Cajon, CA 120i1 INC. Page 31 second a mere eight points behind Stu key, Kevin Zeidler and Patrick Ferro rounded out the top five spots. In the A TV Advanced class this day belonged to Mark Ehrhardt as he scored in both heats in a fine showing. Jeff Millan was second in the early heat and in overall placings for the day. Steve Owens was second in the main and finished third overall. Brian Berry and Jason Greenhaw rounded out the top five. Season ending totals saw Jeff Millan a landslide victor more than doubling the points total of his nearest competitor. Jason Greenhaw was a respectable second ahead of Mark Ehrhardt, Erik Cobb and Scott Butler. In the Odyssey class Josh Hulsebosch once again scared off the competition and won the class championship in a walk over. Next up were the 1-2-1600 Desert, Class 5-1600 and Class 9s. In the 1-2-1600 Desert class John Hulsebosch was declared the days winner by virtue of his first in the early heat and second in the main event. Ed Faulkner won the main thus earning second overall for the day. Kathy Fay's consist-ency was rewarded with a third place finish. "Big" Bob Dziura-weic, runner up in the first heat, took down fourth and Gary Bussjaeger was fifth. When the dust had settled it was again John Hulsebosch on top in the season ending points chase. " Big" Bob was a clear cut second ahead of Gary Bussjaeger in third with Ed Faulkner fourth and Mike Lucey in fifth. In Class 5 -1600 Paul Borio February 1996 ended the season on a high note by taking both heats. Jeffrey Hantz and Doug G oodenough too k turns chasing Borio and settled for third and second respectively in overall results. Conspicuous in his absence was Mario Bustamante who dominat-ed the class throughout the series. His hard · work left him well in front of the competition despite sitting this one out. Year· end totals saw Bustamante easily earn the points title over Doug Goodenough. Paul Borio was third ahead of Steve Borio and Jeffrey Hantz finishing in fifth. In Class 9 Sheldon Noah was best this day as he swept both heats over Jay Huss. However it was too little too late as Huss easily took the season title by 57 points over Noah (94-37) with· Art Velasco two points back of Noah in third. Next up were Classes 1, 5, 10 and Super 1600s. ln Class 1 Brian Collins powered his way to dual wins on the day, besting Tom Maynor in the first heat and Chris Neil in the second. Tim Lewis ran third in the opener and finished fourth.overall. Crowned Class Champ for the season was Christopher Neil well ahead of Tim Lewis in second with Tom Hulshof just back in third place. Kathy Fay finished the year in fourth and Brian Collins rounded out the top five. Class 5 saw an uncontested Bob Gustafson win both Round 7 and the year end title. Class 10 & Super 1600s had two eventful races with half the field unable to finish.j n heat one and again only three finishers in the main event. Taking heat one was Bill Goshen. His unfortunate DNF in the main was still good for third placing on the day. Cory Witherill won the main event and combined with his earlier third was number one on the day. Tim Highfill ran consistent again with a second and third thus earning the points title for the season. He was ten points clear of an unlucky Gary Gall in year end totals. Gall suffered a pair ofDNFs in Round 7 b u t his stro n g showin g throughout the series was still good for second place. Tommy Bradley finished the season in third place with Aaron Hawley in fourth just ahead of Cory Witherill. Also worth y of mention was a good second turned in by Lloyd Castle in Round 7 's main event. Class 11 had no finishers in the first heat but Dennis Sletten was declared. the victor after winning the main. Crowd favorite Oddie Munoz won a lopsided victory in class by scoring a 159 to 37 point total for the championship. His nearest competitor was Don Gillian. who finished second with Dennis Sletten third and Jack Zanderbergen finishing in a dead heat for fourth with T o m Haliburda. Tony Schumaker swept the Rally Car races by beating Matt Sweeny in the opener and outdist-ancing Tony Chavez in the finals. Chavez earned second for the day and Dennis Chi:ma third. Season totals saw the two Tonys, Shu-maker and Chavez again in the 1-2 spots with Dan Hook gaining third ahead of Steve Scott in fourth and Matt Sweeney placed fifth. The multitude of truck classes put on their usual exciting show. Class 6 had no entrants on this day but Mike Meshkoft gained the points title for the year. Seems like a hundred years since I watched Mike and Dan Cannon do battle in motocross back in the dark ages of the De Anza Cycle Park. Class 8 was a walk-over for Kyle Taylor, as was the champ-ionship for the season. In Class 7 Tim Carrol won heat one on his way to earning class champion status for the year. National Spring owner Bob Guthrie was second behind Carroll in the early heat, then won the main for the victory in Round 7 . Splitting these two in the season ending ooints total was Stacey Pike. In Class 7S Jerrod Wedell seems to be at last fulfilling the promise he has displayed by blasting the competition in race one. This thanks in part to Dan Cannon gettin' wild on the water barrier in the first turn. After showing flashes of his talent all series long Wedell put it all together in his best race to date. Dean Williams edged Wedell for the overall win by running his usual consistent race. He finished second in the opener and third in the main. Dynamite Dan Cannon distanced himself from the competition and won the main event in a powerful exhibition after his eventful trip in the earlier heat. Steve Luport ran a good second behind Cannon who finished up in third for the day. After narrowly besting Cannon by a mere three points last year, Dean Williams proved it was no fluke by repeating as 7S Champ. Cannon ~as well clear of Jarrod Wedell in second with Bill Madigan earning the fourth spot ahead of Troy Lindstrom. In the Stock Mini 2WD the Round 7 championship as well as the year end title belonged to Pat Soffe. He was the winner in both heats with David Gledhill running second in the main. Soffe crushed his competitors by a resounding 209 to 68 point total. Jim Crawford finished the season in the second spot with Ken Shotts third. Josh Mussche garnered the fourth slot and David Gledhill finished up in fifth. In Stock Mini 4WD Jerry Beal and Chris Roberts dueled as they have all season. Hats off to these game competitors as it was Beall getting the win in both heats to narrowly edge Roberts in the season ending totals (182 to 165). The Stock Full Size championship came down to the final race with James Hall getting the Round 7 and seasonal title by annexing both heats. Ken Parr lost nothing in defeat as he was nipped by a mere three points (76 to 73) for the title after two good seconds this day. Don Souto finished third for the day and fourth for the season while Jim Pierce placed third in the year end standings. And so it went as the 1995 season moved into the history books. W ith barely enough time to catch our breath we turn the page to 1996 and start this action packed chase all over again.To all my newfound friends in the tower of (babble on)(just kidding) Greg ( you really are quite a talent) thanks a million. To the faithful readers of Dusty Times I hope each and every one of you had a good holiday season. And to the friends, families and racers themselves you guys and gals keep putting the pedal to the metal and I'll keep putting the pen to the paper! Best Wishes, Ron Miller Dusty Times

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DANCO Racing proudl.y congratul."ates "Dynami te" DAN CANNON -on his FOURTH Consecutive LaRana Cl.ass 7S Cha,npionship! Special THANKS to our faithful supporters: Lothringer Engineering BFGoodrich Tires Sign Pros Screamer Enterprises_ KC Hi-1ites American Performance Drive1ines Valvoline BBM Marketing DeNunzio .Racing Products Bud 's Mufflers Miller & Cannon, CPA and all the rest! Additiona1 1995 .Racing Accomplishments: 2nd Place McKenzie's Glen Helen Short Course Series 3rd Place S.O.D.A. Chevrolet Winter Series 1st Place LaRana Short Course Series 8th Place SCORE International Desert Series GOOD LUCK DAN on your move . to the FULL SIZE CLASS!

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BAJAPJTSNEWS By Julio Garcia The Baja 1000 is over and that long drive back to the states gives you time to reflect on what you did, should have done and did not do, but in the end we are back home safe and with new tales of super human feats and major · blunders.We will be bringing you many of these stories in issues to come. TOP MEXICANS! A big congrat's to the two fastest Mexican teams. Francisco Mon-roy 32, and Martin Espinoza 34 of La Paz B.C.S., (Class 8) fourth overall at 48.65 mph, wow!!! That's fast, and only four mph less than the overall champion. And, Beto Verber 25, Ricardo Malo 25 of Tijuana and Guadala-jara ( Class 21 motorcycle at 48.44 mph). Factory teams look out, a Mexican will soon win the overall event. STATUS! BAJA PITS fielded 35 cars and 17 bikes. Our best overall was by John Watkins/Jim Vick, Class 1-2-1600, at 20th 0 A, 44.3 mph;V. Barajas/R. Gilhert, Class 11, second place, 74th 0 1 A, 26.77 mph, and E. Solorzano, Class 11, third place, 76th 0 1 A, 26.27 mph (Class 11 has to be the tuffest class -Machos Only Need Apply!). Other good showings are R. Aguiar/A. Rodriguez, Class 9, third place, 63rd O IA, 28.51 mph; Carlos lribe Team Class 5-1600, fifth place, 43rd 0 1 A, 37 .64 mph; Jorge Gavaldon/Camay (R. Deflin) Class 5-1600, seventh place, 48th O IA, 34.71 mph. Ask the Boss ( c.o.) for complete stats. TROPHY-TRUCKS! Speaking of the unlimited $$$ division, a big salute is due to Don Javier Espinosa, Too Gun from Ensen-Page 34 ada. Finishing tenth in this mostly factory class, he now earns bragging rights to having beat Robby Gordon and 10 other heavyweights of:OffRoad racing. Felicidades! ! ! GRADED ROADS! Long time Baja fans will be shocked to know that the Peninsula and many notoriously bad road sections are now extremely graded. The La Purisima to San Javier road is so smooth, all it needs is a stripe down the middle. Bay of L.A. to El Arco is much faster than in '92, the bump/jump exactly 2.5 miles before San Ignacio Hwy. (mile 639 .9) took out #560 ( total loss), and flipped the Andataco, 100,000 Dollar UMP manicured truck (I brought back a piece of it). It also nearly took out the . Tecate Race Jeep; the La Paz Mini Summit wasn't as bad as I recall. Going thru San Ignacio I saw a big Semi with the big bucks 60 foot race box trailer go up in flames. Who's was it! And what happened? CAN I HA VE THE RUBBLE? (It was Don-A-Vee Jeep's vehicle -ed.) The pre--historic cave paintings are -still there, so are the Dinosaur bones ( that's right) and giant petrified Snails, all still there to be found and enjoyed by the true Baja Lovers. CHOW - I caught some rookies hitting the McDonald's in Ensenada (Bong). On this trip I has Shrimp, Lobster, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), chorizo made from Abalone, Tacos al vapor, 10 do:en full grown pismo clams at $1 per dozen, picked out of the sand in less than one hour, in front of our eyes. We had a great clam feast that night. ROAD BLOCKS! The Federal Narcotics Agents and Military road blocks ( looking for guns and explosives-) were cordial and efficient. I found 'that the more you looked like a racer, chase or participant, the nicer they were; good job, no complaints here. ROUTE SELECTION! The race course route from T.J. to the open desert of San Felipe was the responsibility of Sr. Roberto Ruis from Tecate, Los Sahuaros Race course and Bill Rodriguez. If you After a meeting to plot the course and other details of the race, they pose for a picture. From the left Rene (AM POR -BC), Baja Pits News Director Julio! Garcia. CEO SCORE International Sal Fish, Mr. Baja Pits Leo Calderon, · NORRA President Ed Pearlman, President Baja Pits Issac Orozco, VP & Mr. 011 Road King Perry McNeil. - . . . ·----------------------February 1996 Sal Fish. left. Julio Garcia, center and Ed Pearlman discuss the upcoming Ba1a 1000 last fall. Pearlman started it all in 1968, SCORE took over in 1974 and Sal Fish. CEO of SCORE International has been at the helm almost ever since Julio Garcia is the Baja Pits News Director liked it, give credit where credit is due; if you hated the start, it's their fault. POLITICS AND PEONES! Remember this name: Rogelio Appel Chacon. This Jaded so-do peon leader is the one responsible for all the political havoc associated ·with this year's event. The jury is still out as to how.bad "el pescado" shafted the ejidos in the past, or was shafted himself by -;trangers bearing gifts and unfulfilled promises. The truth of the matter is that there is a lot of MULA ($$$) at stake and even more politics than racers can imagine. Will there be another Peninsula run? YES $$$$. Will the promoter be forced and bullied to pick the start-from three now rival cities (Mexicali, Ensenada and T.J.)? Will SCORE boycot Ensenada? In the long run, two facts are true to the core!! 1-That SCORE is good for Baja California and 2-that the Baja 1000 was invented by Mr. Ed Perlman and originated in Tijuana for a True Peninsula Run. At BAJA PITS Oct. 4, 1995 meeting, Ed Perlman and Sal Fish kissed and made up. This is a step in the right direction for Off Road Racing and for Baja. DISCRIMINATION! BAJA PITS fielded and serviced 59 entries with over 200 SCORE member paying participants in the - race, and at least another 200 support personnel. BAJA PITS is the second largest Off Road organization and it was not included in the ballots for best Pit club. WHY?? ls it that the balloting is rigged to only favor " ....... "?? Could the Peon Leader be Right?? PAPAS AND BEER! YA-HOO!!! What a bitchin' and /or neat truck this new "Spec Truck" class is going to be. At contingency, the top dogs of party time in Ensenada and llosarito showed me their New Spec Truck, and I tell you it looked awesome. The Ampudia Brothers are looking forward to an exciting '96 season, and said they can't wait to work out the new car blues and be race ready for Parker. Good luck, wish I could ride along. MORE STATUS: Class 6, Jorge Ruffo, second place, '72 Camara. Class 6, Rafael Carballo, third, '72 Jeep. Class 5, Hector Teran, third, '90 conv. Class 7, Alejandro Gerardo, lnsuergentes BCS #709, first place. Class 8, •Marco A. Lopez, La Paz, BCS #839, eighth. MOTORCYCLES: 52S, David Jones, ninth, Solo, Solo, Solo, 39:13. 451X, Dennis Law, Solo, Solo, Solo, Second place.More on tht>se two Iron Men. 202X Hiroyuki Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan, Katsuyuki Hasegawa, Yokohama, Japan, fourth place. 204X Keitaro Kybota, Tokyo, Japan, Keiichi Hasegawa, Kana-gawa, Japan, third place. 104A Eric & Todd Dunlavev, third place -CLASS CHAMP-IONS. CLASS 21: 154X Koya Taka-whasi, Tokyo, Japan, first place, Congra, Congra. 151X Tsutushi Toyoda, Tokyo, Japan, second place, Congra, Congra. 68X Kei Tashiro, Nerima,Japan, Hiroyishi Hikita, Kyoto, lapan tenth place. 63X Naoki Hirchi, Sendi, Japan, 11th place. I The Don-A-Vee Motorsports Baja 1000 started with this disastrous fire in their main pit at San Ignacio the day before the race at 1 :00 a.m., completely destroying their 18 wheeler tractor trailer rig, all tools and spares, equipment and personal belongings. This $250,000 fire totally wiped out nearly ten years of team assets and left the pit crew literally with only the shorts they escaped in. Team owners Clive and Kathy Skilton left immediately with personnel and supplies to build a pit to service all race vehicles using Goodyear tires, and they got there in plenty of time. Dusty Times ,

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•••••• ZHE~ncs A-- - --~-v ■71 .. ■• • -'The Straight Poop' From the Big Wahzoo Rana's new plan. It's also rumored that four of five CORE's La Rana racers plan to go elsewhere in '96. But where? Well, both FUDS down south, and SNORE out of Vegas, have reported receiving a substantial number of new calls, primarily VEGAS 300 -This five lap from disgruntled La Rana racers Nevada SNORE event, which ran looking for an alternative. As an mostly on the old Gold Coast example: SNORE only charged course east of Jean, was a semi-$415 to run the Vegas 300 official Club outing. But, with covered in this column. They pay only Big John Files and The back about $150 of that to the Reverend Roy Moore providing racers, plus a variety of guaraR-outlying pits, our Club's three teed class purses posted by our entries still earned First and own Brother Checker, Mike Second Place finishes. The Gaughn. There are also further Harmans, our Club Pre: and Vice discounts of $145 for the 5-1600 Pre:, alias Bevis and Butthead, had and Challenger classes. Just like a great run going in Class 10, But La Rana used to do, these two midway into their last lap they promoters still offer the lower were still running nose to tail with budget/ family oriented racer an one of SNORE's local hot shots. affordable off road racing event. About then the infidel's power Strangely, our own George steering took a dump and our · Thompson may have had a hand boys sailed on to an impressive in La Rana's recent business victory. With about 11 other decision, as he was the one who buggies in their class, our heroes built Castro a TV Coverage winning share more than covered Proposal a while back. Another the Promoter's $1000 guarante~d Checker who stands to possibly purse. Congratulations to Mike gain from Eddie's move is Peralta. and Robert Harman, First Place in Lou will surely be right in there Class 10! fightin' for his share of the ex-La Jeff Lothringer co-drove a 5-Rana racers with the three 1600 Baja Bug at this race, but I scheduled events he plans to run never really got much more info out of Cal City this year. This than that he finished in Second Wah:oo predicts that by mid year Place, only 28 seconds out of first. the results of this latest shake up Good show Ringer! Morgan will start to be obvious. Malocco's non-Checker partner WATER SPORTS -This latest started in their new Class 5 car, Baja-De-Lou race for seados and but on his last lap found himself submarines featured 300 miles of stuck in the middle of nowhere racing action thru the aromatic with a broken stub axle and no· waters of the Salton Sea. Billy radio. Luckily, Tony Tellier had (Honda) Robertson and Dougie just gotten in to replace his sick ( tool box) Brown teamed up to non-Checker passenger and Tony win their Novice Open Runabout I hadasmallhandheldradioinhis Class. But sadly, their cherry fanny pack. The DNF that pickin' days may be over as their followed was a classic comedy of season ending second place points errors. Ask Tellier for complete finish will bump them up to details, but I think it was finally Expert in '96. Frenchiewon'tface Morgan who had to.go out and that problem for awhile, but he rescue both race car and the crew was a finisher in his first race ' he'd sent out to fix 'em. aboard his new Kawasaki.· CASTRO is apparently going Congratulations Guys. 'Cable' in '96, with the prices to CHECKERS COLUMN boot. So obviously, the big Every so often this Big Wah:oo question is how many of Eddie's has to once again clarify the regular La Rana racers will come purpose of our column. So, here out to support him at his new it is again: The Straight Poop's prices? Or, exactly how much specific purpose is not only to money will some racers pay to see poke fun at O}-lr members while themselves on TV for a few promotingCheckerbrotherhood, minutes? Compare these facts and but also to inform them on off figures for both La Rana's and road items which might affect the SCORE's January races: Costs to Checkers while we're all busy leave the starting line; Sal carrying on with our long $7151Eddie$710.Paybacktothe tradition of off road excellence. racer's purse per entry: Sal This, of course, will include $225 I Eddie $ 115. At SCOR E's reports on non-Checker activities event you'll get to race against the which might affect our Club as a best in your class, and be part of whole. This Checkers. Column is all the Parker 400 hoopla. At La also purposely written with a style Rana's 250 miler, you'll get to of i.rreverent humor and superior race around a 50 mile loop attitude that only an accomp-outside of Barstow, pretty much lished all male organization like like last year, but with probably ours could possibly justify. Ever much fewer entries. SCORE has since the Marines started accept-major league TV coverage, but ing women and the Raiders only of the Trophy-Truck started playin' like they do, we , portion of the race. La Rana will Checkers have found ourselves now offer their racers access to an carryin' that "Few Good Men" off road racing magazine style title all alone. You'll also find no cable TV program which will air braggin' nor complainin' here. regular! y throughout the year. Just a basic reporting of the facts. Sort of an "Inside NASCAR" And, since the Checkers are the concept, i.e. La Rana race footage, winningest team in the history of driver/crew interviews, technical Desert Racin', my Checker Buds / segments, etc. Hmm? definitely deserve to hear all the As I write this column, none of straight poop, not just the LaRana's'96raceshavebeenrun. standard sugar coated drivel But, there are a few clues to the you'll find elsewhere. In other probable success of this unique words, this Column is for I marketing strategy. None of our Checker Eyes Only, and 1 Club's La Rana regulars have of offended eavesdroppers will be . yet come out in support of La poorly tolerated. DustyTimes ASS CHEWERS -In last months Dusty Times the Big Wah:oo was verbally set upon by three different critics over comments in my December column. First off, the Fair News defended their Pre: with the following in-depth analysis: "The 'X'anzoo had his helmet on backwards when he «'Tote chis J,iece of shit."? Thanks Dave, we all appreciate it when one of you Fair guys can get right to the point. In Mag 7 's published 'Letter to the Editor', their Pre: railed on and on about the Wah:oo's intelli-gence and shitty attitude while going over Mag 7 's history as proof of their worthiness. Hey Mag Prez, yours is a history of an 'off road lmsiness' who'se been out servicing the Baja racers from almost the beginning of our sport . . And, Mag 7 surely deserves a hearty amr boy if for nothing else but your longevity. But, hey man, you can't compare Mag 7 to the Checkers. You just can't! I know that we all work out in the desert. But while you guys are busy servicing your customers for a profit at a few selected races, the Checkers are out there supporting our members race after race all across the Southwest, out of simple loyalty to our Checker buds and for the good of the Team. We're talkin' apples and oranges here. Sadly, I feel that you may never fully recogni:e this big difference from your side of the fence, but believe me it's vast! So? ... I'm still at a loss about why Mag 7 -11 is so pissed off? I mean, we were the ones insulted by this comparison, not you! W AHZOO #4 -For all of those first six years I wrote this column, I continuously insulted and badgered all those Checkers who I figured could type, hoping to draw one of them out and into print. Although this was often great therapy, it was very unproductive. Now, in this past year, I've suddenly got Wah~oo wanna-bes runnin' out of my l'ars I guess El Chrismoso de El Chinero, alias the Big Wah:oo's Little Pal, would probably have to be considered Wah:oo #2. Thb devoted volunteer was recenth designated my heir apparent anLi promoted to the prestigious rank of 'Assistant Trouble Maker' in the Checkers' Office of Propa-ganda. Wah:oo #3 would be that 'Guest Wah:oo' back in August who emerged just long enough to chew on the Weatherman and some others, before slithering back into his lair. The Big Wah:oo knows his name, but 1 gave my word not to rat on him. But now, a whole other Checkers Column suddenly appears just a few pages back from our regular monthly column, and written by a whole "New Wah:0011:? This knock-off was complete with our own official Checker logo and the Big Wah:oo's Straight Poop title. Hey guys, this Neu• 'X1ah-::.oo #4 is definitely a Checker with some major pull over at Dusty Times. The real Wah:oo was indeed impressed. But, before I go any further, let me clear up any possible misconception about my name. "The Big Wah:0011 has always been in reference to my monster steely blue-veiner, not that rear orifice #4 was apparently trying to stick his head in. Rut, that's being mean to our latest Checker Journalist, and it's not my intent to chase him off. Although I think Wah:oo #4 . only speaks for a slim minority of our Club, he is the first memher to offer us up a serious Checker dialog in this column. And dialog is good! Therefore, I'm honestly looking forward to hearin' some more from this opinionated member in the near future. An open discussion about the direction of our Club would surely benefit every member. But hey! What's With that name: The New 'X1ahzoo? With his Rodney King-like attitude of: "Can't we? ... Can't we all just get along?", it would seem like "The New Limf, and Flac~·id 'X1ahzoo" might be a little more accurate title for #4? Or, better yet, #4 ought to come up with his own pen name to prevent any confusion in the future. How about. "Stubby Checker"? Or, maybe just "01' Pud"? 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Northwest Rally Report Text & Photos: Jim Culp #8 Rick Beson and Ben Bradley, in the 4WD turbocharged Western Turbo Mazda Protege finished first overall in the Tour de Forest. A convincing repeat win, and a west of Shelton, ·washington. . surprising upset, those are the First up, the story of the repeat. stories from the Tour de Forest Rick Beson and Ben Bradley and the Dryad Quest rallies, run returned to their early season forll! onNovemberlland12overthe and simply dominated the Simpson Company forest roads competition in the Tour de This is the 1,ystem run by most off road race winners TRI-MIi., BOBCAT QIROME Forest. The Portland, Oregon crew blasted through scattered showers and sunshine to claim victory by almost two mintues in the Wes tern Turbo Ma:da Protege. Heavy rain flooded many western Washington lowlands earlier in the week, and the effects were felt on the Tour. While floods can't stop northwest rallies, salmon do have the right-of-way. Stage one was canceled, and stage four was rerouted and shortened after spawning salmon were seen crossing over the stage road enroute to Stillwater Creek. After warming up with the second fastest time on the opt.·ning stage, Beson and Bradley took advantage of their 4WD traction on the soggy roads and ripped off fastest times by convincing margins on each of the remaining four stages. Another Orl'gon team, Vern Johnson and Don Schroeder finshed second overall in the Engine Rebuilder's Toyota Corolla. Johnson and Schroeder topped a swarm of fast U2 class cars, edging ahead of Todd Hartmann and Kirk Knestis in thl' Hartmann Motorsport VW CiTi on the final stage. Anothl'r U2 Toyota Corolla, thl' Scandia Autosport car was driwn to fourth place by Mark . Simons and Rob Walden. Fifth owrall and second in 4WD were Janicl' Damitio and Amity Trowhridiie in the Cra:ee Esprl'sso "death before decaf" Toyota C:dica. Tht.· first 02 class vehicle filled the sixth spot overall, that was the California crew of Matt Sweeney and lohn Elkin in the Matt Swl't.·iu.·y Special Effects Toyota pickup. That's four Toyotas in #11 Vern Johnson and Don Schroeder in the Engine Rebuilder's Toyota Corolla, run into the darkness on their way to second overall and first in the U2 class in the Tour de Forest. #17 Todd Hartmann and Kirk Knestis slipping through the rain to victory in the Dryad Quest. northwest showing for that marqul' in many years. Scott and Rohl:rt Trinder, in another U2 class car, the Jackson Racing Su:uki Swift finished seventh, while Monty Horn and Scott Simons in the Wagonwheel Nursery Datsun 510, edged Ralph Kosmides and Joe No"yes for eighth and second spot in the 02 class. were in a learning mode, running the Tour to preview the stunning new Ruby's Restaurant Toyota Supra. The Supra's official rally debut was planned for the SCCA divisional runoffs in Texas, and the crew plans to campaign the car in next season's National Champ-ionship. Rounding out the top ten were Bonnie Hert: and Lance Guensch in the Best Automotive Dodge Colt. . tht· first six spots, the best North Pacific Divisional 02 . cham s, Kosmides and _No The first rally-lites car to finish was Jack Horn and Eric Schild in the Walt's Radiator Ma:da GLC, eleventh overall. Other northwest regional class winners were BesonlBradley in class one, Damitio/Trowbridge in class two and M. Horn/Simons in class three. Page 36 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER 13220 HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED #31 Ralph Kosmides and Joe Noyes sliding to the 02 class trophy in the Dryad Quest in the neat new Ruby's Restaurant Toyota Supra. #43 John Forespring and son Chris Forespring topped the Rally Lite class in the Walt's Toyota Starlet at the Dryad Quest. F,bruary 1996 Whilt<-the Tour de Forest victory was a repeat win for Beson and his unique 1800cc turbo-charged 4WD Protege, the final event of the '95 season produced a surprise first time winner. 1 odd Hartmann and navigator Kirk Knestis pushed the Hartmann Motorsp, rt VW GTi through the rain to claim first oven11l in the Dryad Quest pro-rally. The always fast, but often fra;!ilt: UTi has propelled Hartmann and Knestis to the head of the l J7 class several times in the last few ye:in. The Issaquah, Washin::tPn tt·r11n has even grabbed a , 0111 ·c ,it second spots overall, ~ut it to<1k a string of four consistl'tlt fast stages to grab the top ,;pot. Beson /Bradley captured sec-ond overall and first in the 4WD class in the Protege, finishing 4~ seconds behind the leader. The Portland based Mazda crew lost time on th_e early stages with a loose turbo hose, and came from behind on the day's final stage to edge the Johnson/Schroeder Corolla by five seconds. In fourth wer:e the North Pacific Division's 4WD champs Damitio/Trowbridge in the Rage Racing Celica All-Trac, just tuning up· for the SCCA Divis- · Dusty Times

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#57 Californian's Matt Sweeney and John Elkin in the Toyota #79 Jack Horn and Eric Schild dodged this lake to take the Rally #87 Bonnie Hertz and Lance Guensch captured the divisional Pickup took the 02 class honors at the Tour de Forest. Lites title at the Tour in the Walt's Muffler Mazda GLC. class three crown in the.Dryad Quest. ional Pro Rally Runoffs and the were Hartmann/ Knestis in class The Falcon Racing RX7 was it was a year full of highlights. time to make this series happen. final raceoftheMichelinNatitmal one, Damitio/Trowbridge in finished but the bruised Paterson Kudosforasupercompetitiveten Now when the SCCA politi-Championship Series. At this class two, and HertzlGuensch in family made it to the Doo Wop event season are due to Pro Rally cians in Denver take the time to writing, Damitio has a chance to class three. Diner for the finish. Chair Terry Simons, NorPac Pro understand this ama:ing motor-' become the first female winner of Tim and Penny Paterson Thenorthwestpro-rallyseason Rally Steward John Forespring, sport, maybe we can all start a national class title in Production jumped into a 42 second lead on may have startd out soggy at Doo each of the individual event looking forward to more great GT. the first stage of the Quest, but Wop 1 and ended up in the fog at organi:ers, and the hundreds of. weekends in the northwest forests Kosmides and Noyes exhibited then crashed heavily on stage two. the Dryad Quest, but in between dedicated people who give their in 1996. some new found familiarity with the Ruby's Restaurant Supra, speeding to fifth overall and first in the 02 class. Finishing sixth were veteran Gary Caffroy and newcomer Carolyn Bussell in the TD Trucking Ma:da RX3. Sweeney/ Elkin in the Ameri-can Racing Wheels Toyota Pickup finished seventh. The Deno's Pi::eria Colt delivered Hert:IGuensch into eighth with M. Horn/ S. Simons ninth in the 'X'agonwheel Nursery Datsun fol-lowed by M. Simons/Walden in the Scandia Autosport Corolla. John and son Chris Forespring topped the rally-lites field in the Walt's Muffler Toyota Starlet, twelfth overall. The other northwest regional class winners #71 Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge in the Crazee Espresso Toyota Celica captured the regional class two title in both the Tour and the Dryad Quest. #80 Monty Horn and Scott Simons took the neat Wagonwheel Nursery Datsun 510 to the regional class three trophy at the Tour de Forest. SECOND FLAMINGO RD. & THE STRIP LA~ VEGAS, NEVADA 1-800-634-6755 WEST FLAMINGO & VALLEX VIEW 1-800-331-5334 Dusty Times LAS VEGAS, NEVADA February 1996 TO NONE Page 37 ·

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51ST NETWORK Q RAC RALLY Colin McRae Wins It All On Home Ground Text & Photos: Martin Holmes Colin Mc.Rae and Derek Ringer had scant troubles with the Subaru lmpreza 555 on the wintery trails of Great Britain. Colin was the youngest man to ever be a World Champion·and the first British driver to win the title also. 'It hasn't sunk in yet", was the only way Colin McRae could explain his emotions when he not only won the RAC Rally for the second year running, but became the youngest ever World Rally Champion. It was an incredible result for Subaru who also took the Manufacturers' title as well, and for Pirelli who have taken all four titles based on the full 1995 world rally s~ason. The absence of Toyota may have diluted the tension in both the premier title chases but the opportunity to spur on McRae brought immense crowds to the four day event. When McRae fell back with a flat on the second day, and began his chase to overhaul Sainz they witnessed a classic duel. The Network QRAC Rally in Great Britain was the final round of the 1995 World Rally Championship for Manufacturers and Drivers. After Toyota's exclusion from the 1995 seies by the decision of the World Council on 3 November, only two companies were in ~osition to take the Manufacturers Title, Mitsubishi and Subaru, only two points apart! Carlos Sainz and Colin McRae were equal on Drivers points before the RAC. No British driver had ever won the Drivers' crown; in fact this was the first time any British driver had ever led a World Rally Series. The Route followed the 1994 event closely. Based in Chester Colin's younger brother Alister McRae with Chris Wood drove the Ford Escort RS Cosworth hard enough to take fourth overall in the rally ... it must run in the family because dad Jimmy earlier had won the Historic RAC Rally. Gwyndaf Evans and Howard Davies climb out of a mud hole in their Ford Escort RX 2000 on the way to winning Formula 2 honors and they placed a fine sixth overall. Page 38 with only the Sunday rest halt elsewhere (Leeds this year instead of Harrogate), nearly all the stages were to be the same. Considerable efforts were made to develop the awareness theme with special presentations of the crews and cars on the day before the Start. The RAC Rally has a tradition McRae flies the Subaru through the forest on his way to the Championship f 11 h h h and he contributed to Subaru's victory in the Manufacturers points as well. In o excitement a t e way t_ roug · fact the marque was 1-2-3 overall at the RAC Rall . Never has the same dnver led _ Y from start to finish: on five. road penalty. Tommi Makinen driver. But on stage 9, the longest occasions in the past several years and Sainz tied on stage 1, but then of the rally he had a flat and the lead of the rally, or the Sainz (for the second year stopped to change the wheel championship itself, has changed running) hit the water crossing at allowing his teammate Sainz into in the last few stages! This was a Chatsworth too hard and dam-the lead. Makinen, the overnight traditional championship season aged the radiator. Last year this leader, blew his chances. For the finale and many drivers would not was the turning point of the event second time since he renewed his be seen again in the cars in which because he had to be pushed away contract, he crashed and harmed they had become familiar faces. from the stage; this year he was his team's championship hopes; While Kenneth Eriksson and luckier. The intercooler bracket this time he damaged a front strut . . Richard Burns will be in their was damaged, he lost little time Although he reached the end of Mitsubishi and Subaru cars in and the engine seemed to be stage8 his race was finished as the Thailand in December, Carlos undamaged. police refused to let him drive the Sain: is leaving Subaru and one The first real sign of trouble car in its condition on the public wonders if the lack of hard news came in stage 3, (Clumber) when roads. from Toyota means that he will be Delecour had the front propshaft Kielder is Europe's largest man out of a driving seat altogether for fail and he struggled to the end of made forest, where the roads are 1996. There were two semi the stage. With no servicing not particularly demanding for official Toyotas at the start; allowed until after the next two the drivers, but are remote; they Angelo Medeghini and Andrea stages, the casing of the gearbox have a strange flow about them. Navarra with Ce Ii ca Turbo was broken, the oil leaked out and Stage 9 was the longest of the 4WDS from the HF Grifone he stopped on stage 4. ror the 1995 championship season, team, but would this be the last second year running Ford's almost 59 kilometers, where the appearance of a Group A Toyota number one driver was out on the organizers took full advantage of in the WCR? even without the first day. The Donington stages the FIA rule which limits the officia!Toyotateamthiswastobe altered the running of the event. distance between servicing an amazing event. Where else Makinen was going well although instead of the length of individual could a man who has won the he suffered a broken intercooler stages. It took its toll on the event twice start at number 72?? in the Chatsworth water crossing. drivers. Sainz went into the stage Roger Clark still enters the British For the moment, Mi tsubishis in third, and came out the leader, championship events in a two car were lying one-two. Burns entered eighth and came team with his son Matthew, and In Formula 2 Kytolehto was out fifth. Wilson went off the did the RAC for fun. Altogether well away, 26 seconds in front of road and never re-emerged, there were 176 starters. Robbie Head with his Renault Kit Eriksson was also forced to stop Winter arrived in northern Car Teammate Alain Oreille ten and change a wheel, (He hit the England, with snow reported in seconds further behind. Evans same stone as Colin McRae: both several of the more exposed found himself unaccustomed to had their mousse inserts fail as stages. The start was moved to the his Michelins and made a variety they drove this stage with the Chester Race Course rather than of wrong tire choices. Tapio mousse inflated) while Thiry the picturesque city center, but Laukkanen (VW) had brake broke a brake pipe and ended the even at 8:00 a.m. a large crowd problems on the first two stages stage with fluid pouring out of the arrived to wish Colin McRae well but then settled down, while rear brakes. Alister McRae in a -and to clap politely when Sainz Peugeot prize drive winner Ashley private Ford was lucky: he went left the ramp. After several days Blenkhorn was getting accust-off the road at the start of the of chill, the temperature had risen omed to his works loaned stage, rolled over and back on his and the threat of rain was swept Peugeot. "The only thing familiar wheels, and only lost about a away. With this change in climate about this car to me is the name minute, gaining two places in the cameanunexpecteddrying-outof 306. This works car is quite process! Sainz was lucky: for a the stages and endless complaints different in every other respect!" second time he had problems with about wrong tire choices through ' The biggest problem in F2 was a the engine mysteriously overheat-the day. rocker arm fracture for Stig ing and then corrected itself by It was very slippery at Patton on Blomqvist, Skoda, which drop-; the start of the next stage. "I guess the first stage and Burns hit logs ped him a couple of minutes when it was a legacy of our earlier which bent the steering. The the team disconnected the problems. The difficulty is you steering then became discon-number one cylinder. never know when this sort of nected on the subsequent road Colin McRae-tried to show the trouble can recur." section,forcingthedrivertocarry world who the new champion Colin McRae damaged the out the necessary repairs himself, would be on stage 8, where he was front right suspension but still and Burns incurred a 30 second 28 seconds ahead of the next made a time two seconds faster 51st Network Q RAC Rally Colin McRae/Derek Ringer Carlos Sainz/Luis Moya Richard Burns/Robert Reid Alister McRae/Chris Wood Bruno Thiry/Stephane Prevot Gwyndaf Evans/Howard Davies Rui Madeira/Nono Sliva Jarmo Kytolehto/Arto Kapanen Masao Kamioka/Kevin Gormley Alain Oreille/Jack Boyere Isolde Holderied/Tina Thorner(l4th) G3 E G3 '(l3 B Subaru impreza 555 Subaru lmpreza 555 Subaru lmpreza 555 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Ford Escort RS Cosworth G3 Ford Escort RS 2000 P Mitsubishi lancer EV Ill FN Nissan Sunny GTI J/GB Subaru lmpreza F Renault Clio Maxi D/S Mitsubishi lancer EV Ill A• 5:09:19 A 5:09:55 A 5:15:58 A 5:20:34 A 5:21 :11 A• •5:42:07 N • 5 :44:04 A 5 :45:19 N 5:50:21 A 5:50:40 N# 5:57:26 176 starters • 95 finishers • •Group Winner ·• F2 winner - # Ladies winner Winner's average speed over stages 61.58 mph (99.10 kph) World Championship Points - Subaru 350, Mitsubishi 30, Ford 223, WAC Drivers Points Final - Colin McRae 90, Sainz 85, Eriksson 48, Deiecour 46, Makinen 38,Thiry 34, Aghini 26,liatti 21, Burns 16, A. McRae 10 etc. Group N Points- Aul Madeira 69, Recalde 40, Holderled 32, Kamloka 22. Ordynskl 20 FIA Ladies Cup • Holderied 50 points . February 1996 than Sainz. He had worked on the car. in the road section himself before driving to the Penrith service area, while Thiry had lost more time, on two stages with air in his brake system. Medeghini retired his Toyota with Turbo failure after stage 9. After the adventures in K ielder· and the border countries came the Grizedale stages. Colin pressed hard: after stage 9 he was 74 seconds behind, by the two Grizedales 57, and back in Chester 39. The private Escorts of Colin McRae's younger brother Alister ( sixth overall), Wilson Motorsports Team, and Gregoire Dusty Times

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Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya hit the Chatsworth Ford again this year, but the damage to the Subaru was minimal compared to the troubles here last year. The end of a rally legend as Michael Kah/fuss and Ronald Bauer finished, well back but finished in the Trabant 601 R. They were 92nd overall, in the event for this old moving piece of nostalgia. Alain Oreille and Jack Boyere drove the Renault Clio Maxi hard to finish well in tenth overall, and they were also a strong third in Formula 2 at this rally. A name out of the recent past Stig Blomqvist and Benny Melander like the trails of the RAC Rally so well they took the Skoda Felicia KC1500 to first in class. Masao Kamioka and Devin Gormley whip their Subaru lmpreza thru the water to a fine ninth overall and they were second in Group N as well. Waiting for a tow, or just rescue of any kind Kenneth Eriksson and Staffan Parmander; went off the road and into a river breaking the Mitsubishi's steering, and that was that for their RAC Rally. de Mevius (seventh), the Belgian stopped to change the flat tire. Buckley lost a lot of time on the first Grizedale stage with steering trouble, having held the Group N lead until then. Rui Madeira took the lead with Masao Kamoika (Subaru Impreze) behind, but the second Subaru of Hideaki Miyoshi retired with turbo-charger failure. In Formula 2 a great battle began between K ytolehto and Evans, who had figured out his tires. He equaled Kytolehto's times, taking the category lead on stage 12 when the Finn spun. Sebastian Lindholm in the second Ford retired after several mishaps and the third Ford Driver Paul Dyas retired with clutch failure. Head rolled his Clio Maxi then lost more time when the car handled badley. Blomqvist continued on three cylinders and hoped to reach Chester to have the cylinder head changed. Laukkanen took bold risks with the choice of his Dunlop tires, and Blenkhom retired his Peugeot with engine failure after gearbox trouble. On Etape 3 the attack contin-. ued! Colin McRae bega}l 30 seconds behind and gradually eroded the Spaniard's lead, finally taking the lead on stage 21 despite having two more flats. On only one stage was Sainz faster than McRae and then by just two seconds. In the same way McRae devasted the oppositi9n at stillrunningwasuptosixthplace. Hamsterley, stage 8, today he did F2 leader Evans was seventh and it on stage 21 the second Hafren, Group N leader Madeira eighth. where he was faster by 22 InF2Evanswonsixstagesand seconds. The conditions were Kytolehto lost touch when he typical of the RAC: very wet ended the day having to hold his under foot with a lot of fog on the gear lever in place. Oreille was high Welsh mountain stages and third in front ofLaukkanen, who thousands of spectators on every was delayed when a fire exting-bend. Sainz watched McRae's uisher activated in a stage. Pavel progress and his morale fell lower Sibera retired the second Skoda and lower. "Every time he· has a when the gearbox failed, while problem he has good luck. When Blomqvist struggled with injec-he broke the front suspension it tion trouble which was finally was within sight of the end of the cured, Group N saw Madeira stage. On stage 19 he even beat me continue to lead although he had on a tire without air! I am going brake troubles. Buckley contin-absolute maximum, I cannot do ued well down the field after any more." steering problems while Milner Mitsubishi's hopes of taking lost time with brake troubles and the Manufacturers' title were flat tires. finally dashed when Eriksson, There were still no team orders struggling to pull clear of Burns but the position was clear starting with the third Subaru, crashed Etape 4. Colin McRae was the intoariveronstagel8.Herolled boss and Carlos Sainz the supernumerary. 106 cars restart-ed and heavy overnight rain made Wales a very damp place. Thiry spun on the first stage, people complained that they had chosen tires too narrow for stage 23, Dovey, where Sainz crashed last year .. On stage 24 Thiry hit a rock which broke the exhaust, dam-aged the sump and also broke the fuel pump. He got to the end of the stage without much delay but was delayed on the road section trying to reach service incurring road penalties. Karamjit Singh, who had been third in Group N and lying 11th overall, lost a wheel on stage 26 dropping him to 16th. On stage 27 Navarra stopped with electrical trouble, letting Oreille's Renault into the top ten. So, we had Subaru scoring their second 1-2-3 overall in a row, Ford in the next three places, led by Alister McRae's private car in front of the works car of Thiry and seven different types of car in the top ten. Brother Alister's result was the final factor in the amazing family success, as father Jimmy had earlier won the Historic RAC RaJly, a European Trophy Series event. Mitsubishi driver Isolde Holderied, already the Ladies Champion at Catalun-ya, scored yet another ladies victory, ahead of the Simmonite sisters whose car was part of a remarkable 1-2-3 for Honda in class. Michael Kahlfuss' Trabant finished its final rally. The rally, momentous for British fans, heralds a strange new era. How will Toyota's withdrawal affect the sport? The thought of three missing World Champions, Carlos Sainz, Juha Kankkunen, and Didier Auriol from the scene does not bode well! and tumbled into the water, and r.-----------------------------------------.1 finally broke the steering while trying to drive back to the road. When news reached the Subaru team, the boost pressures on both top cars were turned down by equal amounts to preserve the policy of non-bias. On stage 1 7 De Mevius went a long way off the road, got back with spectators help but retired with engine problems. These troubles brought top ten placings to crews from other categories. Navarra, entered as an amateur, a first time visitor to the RAC and the only Celica Trackside.Photo, Inc. Racing photography since 1970 We cover all La Rana, SCORE and MTEG events. Fqr professional quality photos, call us! Call us for photos for: Jarmo Kytolehto and Arto Kapanen finished second in the Formula 2 division in the Nissan Sunny G Tl, and they got it through the mud to finish eighth overall. Calendars• Press Kits• Photo Business Cards• Autograph sheets P.O. Box 91767 Los Angeles, California 90009 (310) 670-6896 Dusty Times · · February 1996 Pase 39

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SPIRIT and the. '95 Ford/Tccatc Baja 1000 By Sam W il~hire El Arco, B.C., Mexico-It really all started well in advance of the lengthy trek down the peninsula to the teeming metroplolis of El Arco... try Ontario, California the preceeding weekend (Nov-ember 4th and 5th) where BFG once again held their pit exchange. In looking over the BFGood-ri ch logistics guidelines I marveled at the detail and timings that had gone into the plan. Heck, I've seen W arid War II plans that didn't have as much information. BFG had put together a ten (10) pit plan for the 1146.3 mile event and the Spirit bunch were set to go into El Arco, pit 6, at the 606 mile marker on the race course. BFG had pulled in their four TT rigs, red, yellow, blue and chartruese, for the race and they made a splendid, and colorful, sight in the Hilton parking lot. The remaining six pit vehicles ran the gamut from small box van through the Spirit TT and on to the Scott Taylor Rough Rider rig from Illinois. BFG went that extra mile at the pit exchange by providing the pit crews with rooms for Saturday night at the Hilton as well as a dynamite food spread at lunch on Sunday. The pit exchange went well ... 'the one neat aspect of this years gathering was the fact that we would not be transporting race fuel across the border. The race fuels would be delivered out at Catavina for those pit crews headed south towards La Paz. Another point was BFG had opted to go with only F&L fuel for the event even tho' some teams chose more rarified sorts that they had to deliver to the various pits. The Hummer bunch headed by the Hall family, of c0urse, had to place diesel drums along the course and the Anda-taco team had special mixtures as did the MacPherson group. By the time all was said and done in Ontario on Sunday, Spirit had 82 tires on board and a few pit BFG had passed out Ramona drinking water (lots of it), pit banners, loads of Quaker State oil (no Valvoline?), ATF, carb cleaner and three neat reflective lettered signs for mileages to the pits. They were one mile, three mile and five mile signs that we later learned, worked like a champ. Now ... that massively complex BFG logistics plan came into play. The TT rigs were to convoy to San Diego for an overnight stay then convoy on into Baja early on Monday. The plan worked well as Steve Irey, our driver, and Steve West were in El Arco, a little the worst for wear, when the main body of the Spirit crew arrived at 1 :30 a.m. Thursday morning. The main part of the Spiri.: crew was set to depart San Diego on Wednesday morning but by the time all the crew had straggled in ( obvious! y after a very late Tuesday night) and prepared for the 500 plus mile trek to El Arco, it was 8:30 a.m., about two hours later than we'd originally planned to leave. Our co11voy inch.ided Steve and Page 40 Deb Spirkoff in Steve's Ford 4x4 van, me and a bunch in the motorhome and lastly Pit Boss Mike Flohr in his Ford pickup. The rigs were all packed but on the way out of San Diego we all had to "top off the tanks". The next 531 miles became the "trip from hell" but it started out nice enough. An easy traverse of the border crossing into Tijuana and onto the Ensenada toll road had us all thinking " nice trip" thoughts and a mid-morning stop for breakfast in Rosarita Beach hardened those thoughts. The Spirit crew had all done the right thing in getting Mexican Tourist permits (from BFGs Bob Bower) so a brief stop at immigrations in Ensenada was in order. The first glitch hit us there ... who in the hell carries a copy of their birth certificate in their purse or wallet ... but "no senor, we need a birth certificate" came rattling off the tongue of the immigration officer. Here we were, doing our damndest to get to El Arco and the immigration folks aren't going to stamp our· permits. Common sense finally prevailed (on their part) and we were able to use our "picture" drivers licenses. On the road again, a stop in Maneadero was necessary to top off the tanks of the 4x4 van and our motorhome. The fuel gauge in the motorhome has "a mind of it's own" and has never been accurate. We at Spirit have put up with this before ... I think this is the only motorhome the agency will rent us for Baja trips ... at¾ on the gauge it's really full ( we think) so it stands to reason, if on empty, we've got a ¼ tank ( wanna bet!!). So, with full tanks, off we go with several hundred miles still ahead of us. Just south of Santo Tomas the Mexican road repair crews were seeing how much damage they can do to Highway 1 and we're shut down for about 30 minutes along .with about 25 other vehicles. Hell, this trip is hardly underway and we've already had two time-consuming glitches. I wondered what else may be on our plates. With the 4:30 p.m. "it gets dark" period now approaching .the narrowness of Highway 1 and no road shoulders to speak of and the width and speeds of the· Mexican tractor/ trailer rigs took on "a life of their own". Spirkoff was still out front, me in the middle and Mike out back making certain nothing fell off the motor home. Towns like Camalu (1 recall racing thru there with Jim Tortorelli) and San Quintin now flew by as we picked up the pace a bit in an attempt to make up lost time. As we neared El Rosario a Federal Police vehicle was parked in the middle of the highway with warning lights on, directing us . into a derelict cafe parking lot where we joined about two dozen other rigs. A quick check found that some farmers in El Rosario had mounted a sympathy strike ( for what was never officially announced) and were blocking the highway. So, we sat... after about an hour, on the radio one race team put out the word that they had challenged the human blockade and found a way around the people using side streets and were headed on south. By this time, three more Federal Police vehicles arrived and headed on towards El Rosario. A while later, a military rig crammed with soldiers passed us headed into town. By now we've been down about two hours but not wasted time as Ken, our chef, started cooking and serving hot dogs to the stranded folks. At about three hours, the Federal Police signalled that all was well and the road was open ... it wasn't so we had a little time to pull into he local Pemex and top off the tank. Steve Spirkoff decided that our group would find and use the side streets to get around the crowds and we, after crossing a raging creek and winding through some of the damndest countryside I've ever been in (but the motorhome did well) we became hopelessly lost. We backtracked and drove back up onto the mesa north of town to await developments. Mark McMillin came over the radio saying that the people were now off the road so we dashed back thru town and headed for parts south. By the end of this episode, we'd been down for the better part of five hours. Add to all that's gone before, an exciting ride down a mountain with all power gone in the motorhome ( no lights, brakes and power steering) and one quickly sees that all was not completely well with the Spirit convoy at this point in time. Later, a Mexican trucker crowded us over and into a concrete culvert that took out the right rear outter tire so we had a 17 minute pit stop to fix that. One can easily see that our arrival at the pits in El Arco was heaven sent. We'd been on the road, :none way or another, for the better part of 1 7 hours and everyone was worn to a frazzle. It didn't take the Spirit bunch long to unroll their sleeping bags for some needed sleep. Thursday broke early and by the time the yawning and stretching was done, Ken had breakfast underway. We had all day Thursday to set up ( the pit) and all went well. A quick review of our team found Mike and Jeff Flohr, Mike Shanks, Steve Irey, Steve "Westy" West, Dan and Julie, John Poulson and Rick Gordon ( all new team members), Steve Carlson, Larry Peak, Ken Schuetenhelm (our bitchin' chef) and yours truley. Warren Marley and Joe Gelder would arrive later. By Thursday noon, we had everything at the ready and assisted some of the Andataco bunch in getting a front-end ready for use just in case one of their race trucks needed it. Steve and Debbie Spirkoff and I went out on the course to set up the reflective BFG signs and set them up at the one, three and five mile points. The rest of Thursday was sorta a laid-back afternoon with us scheduled to "open" our pit at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night but around 4:30 p.m. we heard the high pitched scream of a motor-cycle and knew that our par; of the Baja lOQO was about to start a bit early. At 16:34.00 the Kawasaki of Krause, Hunnicutt and?? flew by and eventually went on to capture the Baja 1000 overall and first in Class 22 honors with a 19:31 .19 time. I timed lots of other bikes as they flew by not having any idea when the first four wheeled racer would get to us. For this event, Spirit experi-mented with putting me, tim-ing/scoring and radios up on the February 1996 top of the trailer in a neat metal framed canopy and the affair worked so well that Steve (Spirkoff), Spirit owner, has said that this canopy rig will now be a permanent fixture at the events Spirit works. Night fell quickly at El Arco and being about 40 miles inland from the Scammons Lagoon area, a light fog settled into the desert, not enough to hamper vision but enough to start chilling one "to the bone". Our pit location enabled us to see vehicle lights at about a mile out so we sorta had a "heads up" situation on each racer. And ... those reflective BFG signs really worked as team after team radioed in at the five, then three and then one mile out points. By this time, we had seen their lights and were prepared for anything. As 10:00 p.m. neared we noted the sky to the northeast of the pit really lit up and then we heard the angry noises of brute power getting closer and closer. At 21 :49 .29 (9:49 .29 p.m.) the first Tecate Trophy-Truck entry of the long night, Ivan Stewart in his Toyota, screamed by follow-ed, at 21:50.10, by the Chevy of Larry Ragland. Ragland pitted with us, took on fuel and was gone at 21 :51.14 with a one minute, four second stop in hand.We then had a rash of racers as Jimmie Johnson (Chevy) pitted and was gone at 22: 17 .24; Jason Baldwin (Ford) also pitted and was out at 22:41.48; Walker Evans flew by at 22:52.36 and Simon and Simon clocked thru us at 22:57.30. The first Class 1 / 2 cleared us at 23:15.27 as the Jimco of Julson and Lofton had the "on the road" lead. The Trophy-Trucks were now well mixed in among the Class 1 / 2 racers and it wasn't long 'ti! the first Class 8 Chevy of White and Peterson came screaming in for fuel at 24:03 .10 ( that's three minutes 10 seconds past midnight folks). After 28 gallons and a one minute, 35 second stop the team was gone. This team went on to capture first overall in the Pro/Sportsman category and first in Class 8. The eventual winners in Class l /2, Thomas and Fortin, flew in at 24:59.29 for fuel and the rebuild of the left front spindle assembly. After a 40 minute and 57 second stop the team went on to take second overall as well as the class win. Corky McMillin was in at 1:06.36 for fuel and a look at the race car. Corky reported that he and Brian Ewalt had spent about 45 minutes on the roof near L.A. Bay. He also reported that Mark had lost an oil cooler near Saldana and wasn't running. . The first Class 10 was by at 2:04.50 and the first Class 1-2-1600 was thru at 2:08.45. The Class 7S winners, Darren and Doug York, took 20 gallons at 2:44 .56 and left with about a three minute pit stop. The first Class 5 race team, that of Jakobson and Ward were in for fuel and oil at 2 :40 .1 7 and were gone in two minutes and 13 seconds. This team, as well as four other Class 5 Baja Bugs were non-finishers. The James and Kalicki team fueled with us at 3:40.57 and went on to the Class 5 victory. The Class· 7 Nissan of Novelo and Alpizar were in at 2:50 .54 and out at 2:S:3.24 after taking 20 gallons of fuel. The Novelo team was later disqualified for an on course pit crew infraction which was regrettable as this was the only class finisher. The much touted SI (Spec. Truck) class saw the Bud Feldkamp/Steve Krieger Chevy team in at 3:24.45 and out at 3:26.43 with 20 gallons of fuel. The Ledezma team was the first Class 5-1600 thru Spirit at 4:21.23. The Ledezmas went on to take second in class. The 5-1600 class winners, Vildosola and Watters, were by us, about 38 minutes off the Ledezma pace. The first Class 9, that of the Jefferies, flew in at 6:30.18, took fuel and were gone at 6:32.55. They were followed closely by the Class 9 winners, Richardson and Perrault, who cleared us at 6:33.06. The Class 11 winners, Kiely and Woodward, spent about five minutes with us, taking on nine gallons of fuel and a once over of the car. The Class SF, Stock Full Size, was an "all Hummer" show as the Chad Hall/Horan team took first place honors followed by Robison/Stoskopf who took second in class. There was less than four minutes separating these two teams after their 1146 mile jaunt. The Spirit-built Ford Lightning pickup of Olliges and Casey took third in class, about eight hours behind the winners time. The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASO) Ford Rang-er was into the Spirit pit at 6:59 .36 and out at 7: 19 .22 after a driver and co-driver change, a dump of 25 gallons of fuel and a close inspection of the truck. The team went on to win the Class SM and was "chased" down course to La Paz by both the Spirkoffs and Nancy. The teams two other chase crews, Harp and Eddie, were busy repairing Eddies rear axle at the L.A. Bay road junction. Late running race vehicles continued to pass by well into Friday afternoon. We were supposed to shut down the pit at 10:00 p.m. Friday night which was done with little trouble. Spirit's thanks go to Dave, the BFG radio operator at Relay 5 ... he did a great job and was our only "outside to the world" connection. In all, the Spirit team provided aid, assistance, fuel, welding, food and water to 51 competitors and dumped a total of 94 7 gallons of race fuel. We believe, a good two days work for us. Saturday morning we finalized the pit tear-down, gave the locals lots of food, empty 55 gallon fuel drums, carpeting and anything else that they could use. We were on the road by 9:30 a.m. with about 500 miles ahead of us... I refused to drive north after the fiascos of Wednesday night and for the next 14 hours kept Mike Flohr company in his truck. Mike Shanks and Dan did a great job driving the motorhome back to San Diego. The Spirit Race Support Team hopes that everyone had a great Baja 1000 event and a safe and sane holiday season. Based on the efforts ofBFG and Ford, look for the Spirit team at the Parker 400 event. We'll be bringing you up to date on all the Spirit action at this and the rest of the races during the upcoming 1996 season here in Dusty Times. Dusty Times

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FAIR News By Dave Massingham As I write this column on Christmas morning, I think back on how good or bad 1995 was. I have he.ard both ways, hope everyone is still involved as they were or more so. We need more involvement to keep this sport alive. La Rana, Lucerne Valley 300 . was six laps and the biggest · "dust bowl" fora main pit I have ever seen. Never again will FAIR pit on the Dry Lake! Bill Markel finished first in Class 750. He also won overall for the year and won Offroad Person of the Year. If you have ever seen some of the pictures of Bill in his race truck, you could understand why he won. Like he says, "You have to win and put on a show for the spectators." Bill drove the entire race, all 10 hours and five minutes, it seems La Rana extended their 10 hour time limit. John and Rhonda Daley rode with the "wild man". Rhonda says she is ready to go again. Hey pit crews, when Bill radios in for gear oil, fnd and a sandwich, he wants all three! Bill and John Daley want to thank their sponsors, Goodyear (no flats) and FAIR for all of the help. Harry Dunne finished fifth in Class 9 and fifth for the year out of 34 racers. Not bad for a part time old man racer! Just kidding Harry! They had alternator problems before the race started, but thanks to co-driver Pat Todd they got it fixed. Harry and Pat took the first and second laps and gave the old car to Jess Fordyce (driver) and Paul Kells (co-driver) for laps 3 and 4 with no problems. Paul Kells drove laps 5 and 6 with Ken Schilling riding. They had some electrical problems, but managed to bring it in for fifth place. They finished in nine hours 59 min-utes and 31 seconds, just under La Rana's original 10 hour time limit. Hal Hibbard was third in Class 200. John Lucas DNF. Dan Fisk and Jeff Quinn DNF with ignition problems in their new V6 powered, beautiful Raceco. I sure hope they get their car running, then Jeff and I cari see which motor runs strong-er, the Morgan Mobile's Seat V4 or the V6. Bob Wright took first in Class 550 even after rolling on the last lap! Frank Omboli fin-ished fifth and won the class points for the year. I am sure Jim Cochran and Billy Snyder are extremely happy. Rich Fersch and Bill Varnes finished fourth in Class 10 and took second for the year. Way to go Rich, I know you guys ran hard all year and the results show the effort. Tim Braden DNF the first race in his new truck.Jim Norgard DNF bracket class. All I heard was he hit the "wall." Tony Poindexter DNF bracket class. Greg Powell and Randy Coleman finished sixth in Bob Plaskon's old Mirage 1600. I guess one of them hit the "wall" and also flipped the car, but managed to get going. Fays DNF due to a clutch and electri-cal problems. They were still able to pull off points leader for Class 1500. Hey Ford. how about support for these two ladies? Hope I didn't miss anyone. .. . I am sure all of the La Rana racers are looking forward to the 1996 season with Eddie's new deal: lviajor TV coverage, on board cameras, key advertising, media blitz, seminars for racing and sponsorships. The SODA series came to Glen Helen in early December and put on a great show. Bill Markel drove the FAIR van to support the SODA effort. We had a few FAIR racers try their hand at short course racing: Wright took his 5-1600 desert car and got fourth place. Fays DNF main event. I hope this event catches on, we need some-thing to replace Riverside. I need some help in doing this column, it's called, race infor-mation. I need your written comments, good and bad sent to me. You can fax me at (714) 634-44 38 or bring them to the meeting. How else can I get the real story and get your sponsors names in print. Let me know who drives, rides, chases and· pits. They are all very important! · FAIR has a few who want to race the L~s Vegas to R<,r,o r;ice,, is anyone else int~rested? Looks like Parker will see 10 more FAIR racers, even the Morgan Mobile will be there. The first La Rana race will see 15 plus start-ing the New Year. FAIR is planning the 1996 year, not only do we race, but we also play. The following events are planned: MojaveTrail Run - · March? October?, Fun in the Desert-May, Nostalgia Dinner-2nd Annual -August, Off Road Swapmeet and BBQ -T.B.D. Anyone interested in these activities please sign up with Bob Steinberger at our meetings. Bob Bezzant will head up the Mojave Trail Run. Bob Steinberger will cover the Fun in the Desert event with possible, " fire walk." Bob and the Board will handle the dinner in August. Jay Fogg, Harry Dunne and Joy Bancroft will handle the swapmeet. Anyone interested in helping, please contact one of the above names. FAIR has a raffle at one meeting each month. We need donations to this important fundraiser. It helps support FAIR and replace equipment, as we need to do now. We will be buying new welders and upgrad-ing some of the radios. All dona-tions to the raffle, no matter the value is a big help. If each member could bring an item, it would mean a lot. Follow up on Check~rs a1:1d Bob Steinberger, the real results are: the new Big Wahzoo "10", the old behind the times Wahzoo "0." I feel the last article in the January 1996 issue by the new W ahzoo was the real word from the Checker majority. The Checkers have always been one of the Best Pit Teams around. Look at history, it speaks for its self. The problems they have had in the past came from the minority. All of the Checkers I have met are very nice guys, and truly want to help this sport. The attack on Bob Steinberg-er ab@ut the radios is B.S. I don't understand how we could be-lieve Bob would intentionally screw the sport he lives for! After all the years he has spent in this sport as "The Weather-man" and the overall support, I don't believe any of the "Old Wahzoo's" words of wisdom. Let's all try to work together to keep this sport alive and well, after all if we don't support the individuals who support US, WHO WILL? Let's make 1996 a BANNER YEAR FOR ALL! AflENTION PIT TEAMS Send us your tales of triumph and troubles and they will be featured on these pages. Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla Street, Chatsworth, CA 9J311-4408 WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THAT VOTED JIMCO 1995 CHASSIS OF THE YEAR CLASS 1, 1/2-1600, 5, 9, 10 CHASSIS RACE PREPARATION TURN-KEY RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES COMPLETE SHOCK SERVICE REAR TRAILING ARMS SUSPENSION SET-UP PARTS & ACCESSORIES 1<1965 HARTLEY ROAD,.SANTEE, CA 92011 619-562-1143 FAX 619-562-3319 DustyTimcs February 1996 Pagc41

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SCORE AWARDS BANQUET SCORE Celebrates With Its 1995 Champions ~fVfR.flJ!lY JCQIE. 1995 90-1990/1991 12/2/95 ?!,rQlHf 1~ s~ ORDER OF · ,. Sa/4 74.o-«4ad /!~·100--ooLLARS Ivan Stewart got the biggest check of all in more ways than one at the SCORE Banquet. Driving the onl}" 6 cylinder engined truck in Tecate Trophy-Truck competition he still managed to nail down the championship at the sixth of seven races. Miss Tecate holds the Trophy, and MC Bob Bower helps with the $60,000 check that goes with the title. Wearing their best bib and aw~rds.and, although a few were tucker the off road racers gather- . added for 1995 a few long stand-ed in San Diego on December 2 ing awards were deleted, so it for the SCORE International evened out. We were unable to Awards Banquet. Each year there attend due to a commitment to seem to be more categories for. theSODA WinterSeriesconclud-1" ·-,,:":':-1-·· •*· , AJAX AUTO WRECKING With over 15 years·ot·racing experience, we can help you with that special part. Be it a race truck, prerunner or chase truck, just call AJAX with your needs. We ship anywhere in the USA. Complete cars and trucks available. We also buy your takeoff parts. ing at Glen Helen OHV Park the same day. So we put together this report from press releases. •· . Danny Porter of Orange, CA won the overall in the Eveready Oesert Championship closely followed by Brent Grizzle of Holt-ville, CA just 15 points back. Both men drive in Class 1-2-1600; Dean Bayerle, a rookie was third. Starting from the top ~ik~ Julson beat Ed Herbst by a smgle point for the Class 1 title, Bob Gordon was third. Robert Hayley took the Class 3 title, Todd Gatrell was second, Dick Sasser third. Class 5 Flanked by Bob Bower and Sal Fish the overall points winners Danny Porter and Mark Ruddis won their points title in the very tight competition of Class 1-2-1600 winning five of the seven series races. went to defending champion won Class 11 handily over Victor Michael James over Mike Jakob-Barajas and Eric Solor:ano. The son in a year long fight, George Stock Mini Pickup title went to Seeley was third. Class 5-1600 Steve W illiams, by a big Jllargin. - was another tough one but Gusta- Michael Martin and Leo Brown vo Vildosola won over Danny were tied for second, given to Ledezma; Carlos Iribe was third. Martin on the tie breaker. In John Saxton of Norwich, England Stock Full Size trucks David won Class 6 followed by Jorge Sykes won in a tie on points with Ruffo, then Rafael Carballo, both Austin Robison and Steve Olliges from La Paz, B.C. was one point back in third. Class 7 belonged to Jeff Lewis, We can't forget our motorcycle Robert Guthrie was second and boys. Class 22 went to Paul Chris Taylor, third. In Class 7S it Krause, Class 21 to Tim Morton, wasRickD.Johnsonwinningover and Class 20 to Marc Burnett. John Becker and Scott Stein-Class 30 went to David Simpson, berger. In Class 8 it was Dan Class 40 to Dave LaPraik, Class Smith who won over Dale White 50 to Jim Moore. In A TV action and Ricky Johnson in a Ford vs. , Class 24 was won by Eric Dun-two Chevies battle that came · lavey, and Jeff Wells won Class down to the wire. Class9 honors 25. Walter Prince topped the went to Brian Jeffrey, followed by Sportsman class winners. Rich Richardson,_ an:d Alfo1so The Trophy-Trucks ran in a Lacarra, fro~ Mex1eah B.C. C ass separate T ecate sponsored series 10 was dommat~d by Larry Job and Ivan Stewart cinched the title a1~d he took the tttle to Las Vegas. at Laughlin and didn't have to Ttm Scalzo was second and Tom worry when he had trouble late in ~~~!!!~~ was third. Terry Kiely thelOOO.HewastheonlyTrophy-1-t-ys..,,,..-: k I 11 { ~"'""$*' True er to comp ete a seven Tu.' ,... races in his Toyota and he won "· $60,000, which does make it all RRA and Brian ed. - - ~··.,~n11 3. Walker 4, Pc1,4 & .Cfa , Curt;;J..,;,{1 .La,-,.. n 7.Rct, ,Rob .J, D, l. z 3,J "4. .5 .I worth while. Jim Smith, Ford, was second in points with $24,000, Walker Evans, Dodge was third at $15,000, Paul Simon fourth earn-ing $10,000, Curt LeDuc fifth at $9,000, Larry Ragland sixth at $8,000, Rob MacCachren seventh at $7000, last year's champion in the last of the money paying positions. Ford won the Truck Manufact-urer Points, followed by Toyota, Chevro let , D o dge and Jeep. BFGoodrich won the T ire Manu-facturer points by 50% over Goodyear, the only tires in Trophy-Truck ranks. Another point championship within the series is Penn::oil Campean honors. It pays a separ-ate purse to the top Mexican citi-zens in 4-wheel and motorcycle competition. At the banquet checks for $2,000 were given to Gustavo Vildosola of Mexicali in 4-wheel and Beto Verbe of Tijuana in motorcycles based on points scored in the three SCORE races held in Mexico each season. More money was distributed for the Toyota True Grit Awards. gc• Ask for John Kearney. 1-800-606-6043 FAX 619-398-0596 Jimco was chosen the Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer of the Year and it was a happy Mike Julson, who runs the company, who accepted the honor and Mark Johnson of Kawasaki accepts the Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year honors from Bob Bower, knowing that his fallen star Danny Hamel was soon to be named Person of the Year, the highest Off Roadsman Award. trophy from Bob Bower. · Page 41 February 1996 Dusty Times

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···z:. · .. ,1d'ls/..t ,N rt .ri. 0 ,, } J Jimmie Johnson was voted Rookie of the Year in SCORE Genial Curt LeDuc gets a handshake from Bob Bower on In the Off Road category of Engine Builder of the Year Fa; competition and we'll bet he goes on to greater glory in other winning the Mechanic of the Year Off Roadsman award that is Performance was the people's choice. Ron Fleming, left, and forms of racing in the not too distant future. determined by a membership of SCORE vote. Greg Aronson. owner-operators of Fat accept their trophy. ----------------With the series ending on the very runs their off road progr am s . of the Year". Kawasaki was program and the table hopping also usually have slide shows and long trek to La Paz, only two They were voted "Pit Support named" Motorcycle Manufact-and dancing begins, but usually video programs. But it is a fun drivers managed to stay eligible Team of the Year", "Entry urer of the Year". there is scant time left to party time with a full six weeks on the for the Toyota True Gri.t prizes. Sponsor of the Year" and Traditionally the Off Roads- because, of necessity, the formal calendarbeforeitistimetomake Overall points champion Danny • "Contingency (prize) Company man awards close down the program runs so long, and they the trek to Parker. Porter, of Orange averaged ..--------------· --------------------------------------------, 43.293 mph in completing 2,837.3 racing miles and Class 10 champion Larry Job who averaged 40.688 mph while covering 2 ,879.8 miles (extra miles at Laughlin). They each received a check for $6000 from Toyota and Larry does use a Toyota engine. Only one other driver in the six non-factory classes eligible to compete for the $12,000 prize managed to complete every racing mile of all seven races, Brent Grizzle of Holtville, CA averaging 42.915 mph over 2,837.3 miles. Grizzle was edged out by Porter in his class by 34 minutes, 38 seconds in elapsed time over the entire season. He is one of eight Toyota Milestone Award winners. No prize money is involved but the prestigeous trophy each is given signifies that the honoree completed every racing mile of every race in 1995. In addition to Porter, Job and Grizzle they are Ivan Stewart, ~teve Olliges, Austin Robison, Steve Williams and Dave Sykes. These eight drivers emerged from a starting field of586 competitors. As the evening_ -wound down they came to the SCORE Off Roadsman awards, selected by a vote of the membership. This year they paid somber tribute to two fallen comrades and to inaugurate an award in memory of an off road racing pioneer. Motorcycle champion Danny Hamel, from Boulder City, NV, who was fatally-injured while racing in the Baja 500 last June, was named SCORE International "Person of the Year" by his peers, the com-petitors, who voted for nine annual Off Roadsman Awards. Meanwhile, in a new award named for racing pioneer Bill Stroppe, the sport's award to its best co-driver went to Dino Pugeda of Oxnard, CA. Pugeda received the Bill Stroppe Spirit Award given to the person who best demonstrates through his personal selflessness, superior mechanical skills, performance as a team member and competitive style, the spirit by the hall of fame mechanic whose motor ,sports career spanned seven decades. Pugeda was seriously injured in a racing accident this year. Other Off Roadsman awards were presented to Jimmie Johnson, voted "Rookie of the Year", Curt LeDuc, "Mechanic of the Year'', Fat Performance "Engine Builder of the Year", Greg Arronson and Ron Fleming, and Jimco operated by Mike Julson "Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer of the Year''. BFGobdrich was honored with three Off Roadsman awards accepted by Dan Newsome who Dusty Times WHITEHEAD AUTO RACING PRODUCTS ENGINE BUILDER OF CHAMPIONS IN THE PAST 5 YEARS, DAVE WHITEHEAD HAS BUILT CHAMPIONSHIP AND RACE-WINNING ENGINES FOR JEEP MOTORSPORTS DON-A -YEE MOTORSPORTS LARRY MADDOX RACING THESE DRIVERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN WINNERS WITH DAYE WHITEHEAD PREPARED ENGINES WINNER 1995 Baja 500 Trophy Truck , 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 DIYISIO .. OF DON-A-YEE NOTORSPORTS February 1996 Page 43

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California Rally Series Trophy-TruclrWinncrs By John Elkin With the conclusion of the East of Indio Rally we are pleased to announce the winners of the 1995 CRS Championship: Chris Weleff/Brian Paul, 4WDOpen. Bill Malik/Raine Andersson, 2WDOpen. Dennis Chizma/John Moore, P Stock. Mike Marcy/Steve Scott, Stock.. ' Congratulations to these teams who did the entire series and came away with top honors. We will be _h~~ring these peoiz!_e and ~ther · wmners of various awards sucnas the Zimmerman Award, Galal Ivan Stewart got the lion's share of the big prize fund in the Tecate Trophy-Tr-uck Series as his first place earned him a cool 60,000-bucks,-and he drove the smallest and the only 6 cylinder engine in the series, a Toyota. · Souki and Bill Moore Awards at the CRS Awards Banquet on January 13th, at the Pomona Valley Mining Company. If you do not get an invitation by the end of the month contact Nancy Peterson at (619) 241-4707. We have a new stock class chairman, John Moore will be taking over the position from Tony Chavez. John will not be competing in the class next year and his mechanical PJackground make him a logical choice to lead a resurgence in the class popularity. For those of you who do not know much about John he has been rallying for three years, mostly as a navigator, and he hopes to be driving soon. He has a background in dirt oval racing, Jimmy Smith raced hard all year to second place in Trophy-Truck action, in his Ultra Wheel Ford. He won $24,000.00 for his effort and then promptly sold the race car to an aspiring Trophy-Truck team. drag racing and was a consistent debuting a new two wheel drive. winner in the Southern Oregon open class Kia Sephia next year, and Northern California dirt the stock Kia will be driven by ovals in his Chevy's. Questions Sport Compact Car magazine about the class or vehicle legality editor Larry Saaverdra. Terry can be posed to him by calling · Stonecipher has purchased the (619) 245-9412. Toyota Celica stock class car New stuff is happening all over formerly known as "Murphy", the CRS, and next year could be and should be driving soon. For interesting. Lon Peterson will be those of vou that do not know, IGGEFl IS· BETTER Upgrade the C.V.s and torsion axles on your pre-runner, tRS Baja Bug or limited horsepower off "road race car by letting us convert your stub axles and. transmissio·n;output bells to a~cept the lar er C.V. ioin!s., . Convert Type I stub axies and output bell -to accept Type II or Type IV or 930 C.V. :G_o_!l_v~rt Type II stub axles and output beil to accept 930 C.V. joints. .All axles and bells for Type II or Type 1v: \(scan be tnreade·d ¾-24-or stotk 8~m II axles and Bells for 930 C.V.s can be .threadP.d ¾-24.m:.,sto~.10mm threads. FffYOUR OFF ROADEII -_ .WITH UPGRADED AXLES AiD BELLS On!y J49~95 _p9:r flang~ on your ~up_p!!ed p~rts. _ . 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Garnet Baril is up to something but is quite tight lipped about it but rumor has it that it will be stock class. Congratulations to two CRS navigators who have done well in the NoPac division. Ben Bradley and John Elkin fought it out to the last stage of the Tour de Forest/Dryad Quest rally in Shelton, Washington the week before Indio for the Class 1 , Navigator Championship, but Ben Bradley won by four points. It is Ben's first region champion-ship, to go along with his National Rallytruck title he earned with • Dave Turner. Matt Sweeney and John Elkin did win over two liter Saturday. No official word as we go to press about the future of our sport and our alliance with SCCA. But, hot rumors persist that the Board of Directors of the SCCA want to keep the rules in tact for 1996, and we will talk · about any impending rule changes for 1997 as the sooson progresses. This would ease the. question of events for many organizers both Natio-nal and Divisional and insure a full schedule. Stay tuned to the Gibeault's for the latest news and information. Until next month ... February 1996 Walker Evans raced his Dodge to third place on points which brought him a $15,000.00 prize. But it wasn't enough to support the whole team and Walker retired from desert racing at the end of 1995. ,U,';/il!;l/i,tlJ~W);'' .... In a typical action shot of the Simon and Simon truck, either Paul or Dave gets good air on their way to fourth in Trophy-Trucks on points worth a mere $10,000.00, which doesn't seem much for an ~ach race $2,500.00 entry fee. Curt LeDuc won the Baja 500 race in his Jeep Grand Cherokee, had troubles in some other evytnts in the series and finished fifth in the Don-A-Vee Jeep Grand Cherokee, good for $9,000.00 at season's end. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS • • McKENZ!FS AIR FILTERS • K&N e UNI-FILTERS • YOUR OFF-R0/10 i SP£C/l1l/STS! ! 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Paris 1,y Night in Paris, Texas rounded out the top five only 15 seconds slower, and second in 02 in the red RX-7. Sixth place and first in U2 was · the VW Scirocco of Sylvester Stephniewski and Adam Pelc out of New Jersey, claiming the U2 championship title. Several cars posted top times, most notably the Schmidt/Engstrom Mazda 323 which was two miles from the finish, and leading the rally, when the engine gave out, a fate suffered by seven other competitors. Fourteen of22 entrants complet-ed all ten stages, running at four minute intervals to give all an equal chance in the dry condi-tions. The interval caused the rally to run until after 1 :30 a.m. with ma.ny long delays. a tulip. The protest committee left both stages in the rally. Several competitors stated that the mileages had been off in both rallies. As of this writing, there is a rumor of an appeal being filed. Contact SCCA in Denver for more info. By Dave Thomas · Janice Damita and Amity Trowbridge :-_ have been running their local' divisional rallies around northwest-ern Washington as well as the National circuit in the Toyota Celica All Trac. They went to the Divisional runoffs in Texas and claimed the title of divisional runoff champions. The Friday night precursor to the Divisional Pro Rally Runnoffs was intended to give everybody a look at the roads, in an effort to I keep things equal and reduce the "home-field" advantage. Fifteen teams took the start, 12 finished the five stage coeffecient 2 rally, with David White and Jimmv Brand taking first in a VW GTI (55:14). They were followed by "locals" John Moore and Billy Reber in an RX-7 (56:05) who were followed by Lon Peterson and Bob Logue in a Plymouth Arrow ( All 02 class cars). Fourth overall and first 04 was Beson / _ Bradley Mazda from Portland, OR (59:55 ). Next was the U2 winner, Hendricks/Jones in a Jeep pickup. The first stage was run in the light of day, with light southerly breezes, but after nightfall the wind died and thick dust plagued the rallyists, with the organizers opting for three minute intervals between cars. Several teams reported blasting by a tu.rn, and then missing it again after the recovery, having churned up the silt, which in places felt like driving in snow, and was all of a foot deep. Southern Star 1995 Divisional Pro Rally Runoffs Friday morning prior to the Paris by Night rally, tne -eolonel who runs Camp Maxey asked the organizers not to use some of the. roads which had been included in Saturday's Southern Star rally. Chairman /Rall ymaster Doc Shrader went to bed at 2:"00 a.m. and got up at 6:30 to put together an alternate course using un-paved, uncharted roads just built by National Guard troops, and discovered by workers placing cones and markers for the Friday test. By 10:30 Saturday, the hastily prepared changes were posted, with two stages being dropped. Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge from the Seattle area, won the rally overall, and claimed the title "runoff champions" in their Toyota All-Trac, without winning a single stage. They were consistently near the top times, and they never got lost in the dust, posting a time of 85 :08 for the 71 stage miles. 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The 1995 Australian Off Road Champions Photos: Darryl Smith CACTUS-RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES • Built & Backed by Bell Helmets • Light Weight • Lexan Sheild • Snell 90 • Helmet Conversions • Complete Blower Systems for Single or Double Seat Cars • Complete Line of Worth & Pyrotect Safety Products • Cool Boxes • Blowers • 4' - any Length Hose • Free Service & Parts • We Ship UPS $235 ... HELMET ONLY 5153 Bo_llltdel"! Av~. •_S~n Die.go• .CA• ~~117,-{~,9) 279-2509 Page 46 ABOVE LEFT: Daren Wells in the Nissan Turbo buggy took the overall Australian Championship as well as the Class 1 championship. Racing for Yokohama, Wells scored two class victories in the year and finished on 55 points. Second was Glen Owen on 40 with Nevil Boyes third on 34. ABOVE RIGHT: Bill Buchanan has been one of the fastest in Class 2-1600 for many years but has never won the class championship. This year he even announced his retire-ment early on but a couple of good l sponsors helped him compl_ete the year and in the end he had secured the class championship with 70 points'. Suffe~ing a disqualification' ,\ was Andrew Ziems who therefore took second on 57 points, with Dick Allport in third with 32 points. SECOND RIGHT: Darrel Johnson has been trying to win the Class 3, 1200 championship for a while and brought the motor that had won the 1. '94 series and immediately started getting better results. After three good places in '95 he had enough points to take the class champion-ship. Geoff Dow came in second with Graeme Julius a fine third for the year. THIRD RIGHT: Nev Taylor has been racing Class 4 Baja cars for many years and '94 was the first year he won the championship. 1995 saw him determined to hang on to the title and he was so consistent in the Yokohama, turbo Renault car he did just that. He was also one of only ,, three drivers to score points in every race. Second came David Allport while third was Kevin Hufscmid. BOTTOM RIGHT: Ross Watson continues to be the dominating driver in Class 5 for 2wd trucks and sedans. His tally for 1995 in the \,'8 Holden Rodeo was four class wins which gave him a total of BO points: well clear of Geoff Southey ( Ford Falcon) on 25 and Norm Vesty (Ford F100) on 21. SECOND LEFT: Young Steven Grocl always puts on a fine show in the Class 6 Challenger cars as can be seen here. In 1995 he scored three class victories and showed he has the potential to be a 'form driver of the future. His total of 60 points put him ahead of Michael Eggert on 50 and then Wayne Green on 35. THIRD LEFT: It is certainly expected to see Les Siviour dominating the scene for the 4x4s in Class 7 with limited modifications. This year when Siviour took the class championship, it was his 11th Class 7 championship. His victory at the final round meant he had scored 20 class wins from 20 starts, in his Nissan Patrol. He was another of the three drivers to score points in every race in '95. Second place went to Eric Whitbread in a Toyota Landcruiser, wittl the Holden ·Jackaroo of Mark Manns taking third. FOURTH LEFT: Grahame Baxter races in Class B for the modified 4x4s with his Hankook Tyres VB • Nissan Patrol truck. One of Australia's best and reliable drivers<l February 1996 Baxter won the championship in 1995 for the first time and was in the elite group to score points in every round. The hotly contested class saw Baxter on 72 points, with Fabio Zarfati's twin turbo Mitsubishi on 60 points, and David Richards' Patrol on 37 points. BOTTOM LEFT: The Class 9 is for all the single seater buggies. 1995 didn't start all that well for Shane Cottee having an overall victory take(! off him with a penalty. But things got better then with Bridgestone sponsorship and a string of good placings. In the end the turbo-Nissan, self built buggy took Shane to a well deserved class championship. Second in the class title after a last race disqualification was Doug McMillan's Raceco Por-sche, with Bill Vesty taking a third place in his first year in Class 9. Dusty Times

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. - . . The only car in her class at the Buffalo Peaks Auto Hill Climb Tracy Adams turned a good time in her first race, and declare~ she wanted a car to race the series. The second ge·neration of Adams family racers pose with the Eagle Talon. Doug is a veteran hill climber at age 22, Tracy a rookie at 18. The A da ms family of racers posed with dad Don in the middle, Doug on the left and Tracy, all looking forward to the 1996 season of hill climbing at speed. Colorado Hill Climb Association Championships By Mearl Holbrook Doug Adams driving the family Super Sprint at the Buffalo Peaks Auto Hill Climb. He ·finished fourth in the class, more accustomed to his truck racer. The Ad~ms family joined the Colorado Hill Climb Associa-tion's Season finale in the Buffalo Peaks Auto Hill Climb at Buena Vista, CO. Doug Robinson's win at BPAHC with wins at Contin-ental Divide, Temple Canyon and a second at Victor won him the . season Championship in the. Competition Truck Class. Richard DeVries, Jim Olson, Greg Stingrie and Rob Smith round out the top five. Dean Burling was the Hot Shoe in the Super Stock Trucks, winning BPAHC, Continental Divide, Temple Canyon and Victor. Jimmy Olson Jr., David Schmidt, Craig Hager and Kenny Mcfarlin rounded out the top five. In the Super Sprints, Jerry Brady was the fa~test gun in the shootoutwi.thJ:C. Rogers. Brady won the Championship over· Rogers by only four points .. Ron Powers, Kevin Koback and Joe Wanninger were in the top five. Paul Shaver had the Open Wheel Class wrapped up, but Gary Lee Kanawyer got in the fray winning the last two races for . second for the season. Keith Harper, Stan Kosen and Jason Waples complete the top five. Leonard Vahsholtz, the winning-' est Driver in Stock Cars with sixteen Championships and the last nine in a row is Crowned "King of the Hill" in Stock Cars. Roger Warden came up with an impressive second in points, with Brad Craig, Steve Goeglein and Gay·Smith were in the top five. The Sportsman Class had a running gun battle between Robert Nankivell and Kenny Backstrand. Nankivell took the Championship with an eight point lead over Backstrand. Todd Moberly, Greg Painter and·Larry Severyn were in the top five. Veteran Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb winner and Off Road Racing Champion, Don (Buffalo Dusty Times Breath) Adams, brought his family to Buffalo Peaks to complete. The Patriarch Don entered the Super Sprint class, twenty-two year old son Doug-entered and set fast qualifying time of 2:56.64 in the Super Trucks, but low oil pressure. forced Doug to park the truck .. Don gave the Super Sprint to Doug for race day and he ran a fourth. Nineteen year old daughter Tracy made her debut in racing at Buffalo Peaks driving an Eagle Tallon. CHCA declared the Eagle Talon the only one entered in an exhibition race with a qualifying time of 3:25.58. After a spin out on race day, her time was 3:25.88, that compares to middle times of all the other classes. Tracy joined three other veteran Lady drivers in CHCA. Vickie Keeney, a one year veteran had a time of 5 : 11 .62 for a seventh place. Two year veteran Cherri Pearsall's time of 3:23.78 ·was good for eighth, one year veteran racer Lori Brady's time was 3 :25.95 all three driving Super Sprints at Buffalo Peaks. Hill Climbing is now not only for the men. Women are now charging up the mountains at speeds over 100 miles per hour. When Tracy Adams joined the Colorado Hill Climb Association she was greeted by three other women who have been climbng mountains in the Mini Sprint Class. 34 year old Cherri Pearsall, a two year veteran, was introduced to Hill Climbing while working as a Volunteer Sheriffs Deputy in Teller County, working on the Safety Crew and Traffic Control. She said she got more and more excited watching the cars race up the mountain; with the thrill she had riding A TVs, she knew she had to try it. Her husband agreed and supports all rlicing and is now an official with CHCA Pearsall has already entered the 1996 . Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb running next 4th of July. Vicki Keeney, a 40 year old mother, has been around racing for quite sometime. Her husband Jim has sponsored and repaired Hill Climb Cars. She started competing in the CHCA in. the Sportsman Class .last year. Vicki has been an official in the Safety Crew for CHCA the last three years and was Race Coordinator for the PP AHC in 1994. She had encouragement from Cherri .Pearsall who let Vicki drive her car in a Mechanics race, and she was hooked. Keeney estimated her first year cost somewhere between $8,000 and $9,000, her biggest expense was motors, using one each race. We have the problem solved now she said. Lorri Brady, 27, has been up to her elbows in grease and oil helping her husband Jerry Brady Jr. win the upright Sprint Car Class Championship the last three · years. Brady had some experience racing A TVs and Go Carts. She really liked Cherri Pearsall's car and wanted one. Husband Jerry said we will get you one. "This racing is such a rush, after a year or two experience, I want to take on Pikes Peak", she said, reflecting the sentiments of all lady racers. THE ADAMS FAMILY - Is it any wonder the Adams siblings have been bitten by the racing bug? The Patriarch Don (Buffalo Breath) Adams' credentials read like a whose who, whats what, whereas where and when in Motorsports, over a time frame of four decades. Adams first introduction to the Winners Circle and a Champion-ship came when he won the SCCA Road Racing Champion-ship driving a Jaguar. Other victories include winning the Baja 1000 and the Mint 400, 12 times , National W arid Champion. All of Adams success were not on flat land. He has three victories in the Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb and now has three season Champion-ships in the Colorado Hill Climb Association series. When Don Adams is not racing, he owns and operates a Buffalo Ranch near Nathrop, CO, doing all the work and chores a rancher has to do, while building and working on and preparing cars for the next race. Adams says, "tongue in cheek", it wasn't intended to be but it is a non profit operation, but it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars Fe~ruary 1996 at nigbt. form a family team!" Sounds like , Twenty-two year old son Doug a lot of work over the winter for 1 is a Senior at Colorado State Don. University, majoring in Business In the final drivers points Doug Managem ent. D o u g t o o k t o Robinson took the Competition racing like a duck takes to water, Truck title by 25 points over and started riding with his dad Richard DeVries; Dean Burling around the ranch on a track Don did the same in Super Stock ·built to practice on. He then Truck by 54 points over Jimmy started'racingATVsandGoCarts Olson. Paul Shaver bested Gary at the ranch after which Don put Lee Kanawyer 116-82 in Open him in a Competition Pickup Class, and in Super Sprint it was Truck. Doug started in the tight,Jerry Brady Jr. 157 and J.C. Colorado Hill Climb Association Rogers 154. Leonard Vahsholtz and took the Championship in toped the Stock Class 174-141 of l993 and 1994. He drove in two Roger Warden and among the different classes in this past year Sportsman it was Robert Nank-in 1995 and finished second for i ve 11 148 to 140 for Kenny the season in Trucks. Backstrand, another close one. It Tracy, an 18 year old tall red was close in Quads too but Dean headed beauty, is a Freshman at Long won by 13 points over Jay · the University of Northern Sokol. Colorado on a Basketball and That is it for on track activity as Vollyball scholarship. Tracy the skiers take over the mountains didn't take to racing when she was in Colorado. But next spring it younger, but after she got her , . will start all over again as they rev·-drivers license in High School and . up for the big one, the Pikes Peak started racingATVsandGoCarts Auto Hill Climb on July 4, 1996. with big brother around the Ranch and beating him once in a while, Dad took her on a few student runs in the Eagle Talon and let her take it on her own around the Ranch. She was hooked! Tracy's first competition came when the whole family entered the CHCA final race of · . the 1995 season, the Buffalo · Peaks Auto Hill Climb at Buena Vista, CO. Tracy said, "I thought I would give it a try and ifl didn't like it I wouldn't have to do it again. I was a little nervous at first, but now that I have done it, you won't get me out at this car.'' She also remarked, "I hope my dad and my brother and myself can One of the Lady hill climbers Lori Brady takes a br_,eak and poses with her Super Sprint racer. This little known sport is big in Colorado. Ol' Joint Jigger The innovator, not ~n im.itator 913-788-3219 Tube notching is simple with the 01' 'Joint Jigger. Using standard bi-metal hole saws, and a 1/'Jl' hand drill or small drill press to provide the power, this fixture notches quickly and accurately the ends of tube or pipe up to 'Jl' OD and at any angle to 46 degrees. We deal everyone fits. (Good fits, that is) Call, write or FAX to order, or for additional info Call tolJ free! 1-800-NICE CUT (642-3288) FAX toll free! 1-800-HOT RODS (468-7637) Dale Wilch Sales & Mfg. P.O. Box 12031 Kansas City, KS 68112 FAX 913-788-9882 Page 47 ...

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Adam Wik 1994SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines · Engine Dyno Service 535 East Central Park Anahelm,_CA 92802 714-956-9457 , ~ .. HEUVINK CONSUtiING PUQUC REt.ATIONS & MARKETING · t:o HEuvrNk PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING CONSULTANTS EDWIN C . .:JACOBS ..; PRESIDENT . SOOSTATE MILL ROAD AKRON. OHIO 44319 . (216) 644-7774 Off Raad Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Off Road Products Front and Rear Trailing lfms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication CATTENHAGESTRAAT 558, 141 I CS NAARDEN TIIE NETHERLANDS Dale White Ractn11 .J!HO Mllr•n•tll• arcle Ve.,•s. IIV B9103 1DZ-m-1661 TEL 011.31.2159 S3464, FAX 01 L3t.2iS9 53452. HOME 011.31.30 210095 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix. ·AZ 85017 Classified ••• FOR SALE: Raceco SS, Class 10, new heads, FATaircooled 126hp, 091 Bus, FTC gears, Summers, Floater rear end, secondary, coilover front end. New: spindles, arms. UMP, Bilstein, SAW, PCI radio equipment. Extra parts, tandem trailer. $14,500.00 (310) 322-4504. I FOR SALE: Mitsubishi Eclipse 2WD Turbo. 1995 Glen Helen Short Course Championship class winner. Ready to win again at Glen Helen or Pro rally. Enough spares to run two seasons. Must sell now $6,000.00 firm (909) 789-0617. FOR SALE: Baja Bug, like Class 5, street legal, less than 1 Kon new 1600 motor, 2 gal tank. Bilsteins, Bus trans, Beard seats, tube frame throughout. $3,400.00 oho. (909) 278-4810. FOR SALE: PPI built Class 8, numerous SCORE Class 8 wins including Baja 1000. 388ci Leon Patton motor with all the best parts, Hydromatic race trans, 4 take-apart Ranchos with reser-voirs per wheel, 55 gal fuel cell, full supply of new BFG Baja T A's, many spares. Call for details. $16,750.00 (805) 297-8530. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seater. Fox Shox, Beard seat, Sway-A-Way, KC lights, Close ratio trans, BFGoodrich tires. New rear drums. Front beam and ball joint. Very little work to be race ready. $2,500.00. Call Mike after 6:00 p.m. (209) 685-8979. FOR SALE: '92 Ford 250 Custom P / U. Clean! Loaded , w lmany .extras. Sacrifice $13,000.00obo.(CA)4No9525. (714) 994-1111 Ext306. FOR SALE: 1978 Ford. Pre-runner or Class 8, Fox Shox and air bumps, 400M motor built by R.C. Perf., Culane C-6 trans, Summers Bros rear end, new fuel cell, heater and air conditioner. Must see to appreciate. (714) 842-5370. Dusty Times FOR SALE: Class 9 Challenger single seater. Fresh engine and • FOR SALE: 1-1600 Major motor, Mendeola trans, 930 c.v.s with Fortin cages, Fox Shox, CNC pedals, UMP, Beard seat, Wright-· rack, Centerlines with BFGs, Parker Pumper, Best of every-thing. Race Ready $13,500.00 (619) 497-7998 ·Matthew Schmoke. % close ratio gears trans. Pumper system, fuel cell Fox Shox, Mickey Thompson tires, Master Craft Seat. Ready to Race $3,500.00. Call Dennis (702) -254-7041. W& FOR SALE: 1995 CRS Stock Class Champion. Plymouth Sapporo, Pro rally car, 2600cc engine, limited slip rear end, 17 wheels and tires, lots of spares. A ~eat, reliable car. Race Ready! $2,000.00 (714) 969-4566. w,k;-J-·,$,, ST ART RACING for $1,500.00. FOR SALE: T-Mag Class 9 single seat. Fox, Sway-A-Way, Moly springplates, Parker Pumper, Beard, Fuel Save, Yokohamas, UMP, Saco rack. Many, many spare parts, very fast. $5,500.00 oho (714) 646-5656. FOR SALE: Class 11 buggies, 1-2 seater. Two to chose from, race ready. Spare parts, trailer avail-able. Startingat$2,200.00. (715) 341-4004. -----''--Older model single seat Funco, FOR SALE: 1995 Bunderson good Sportsman or short course. 2 l600 F h d F 1 s £ w · h J - . res motor an trans. cBear. d use. a e, B~l•gt ~• a1m60ar0, Car is light and fast. Fox, Wright, ar , 1mpson, 1 s e1n, S A W PCI d · d VW motor, first$1,500.00 takes . way--ay, ra 10 an it "firm" (702) 566-5010. mtercom. Race prepped and ready to go. $15,000.00 (702) FOR SALE: Chenowth 2 seat, 871-9762. open class, fresh 3000cc V6 _W_AN_T_E_D_:_M_a_n_i£-o-ld_t_o_in-s-ta-ll Nissan 24 valve OTP motor, MikunisidedraftcarbsonToyota Raceco automatic transmission, 22R • FOR SALE tr d h engme. or a e: Kuster shocks. Complete wit manifold to install Mikunis on spares. $55,000.00 Call Greg Ford Ranger 4 cyl. (909) Lewin (818) 998-9811 days. 845-9241. FOR SALE: 16' 2 axle trailer, surge brakes, large storage box, tire rack, new paint $2,200.00. Ford C6 trans, built for pre-runner by Mogi. Never used $800.00. Brian (310) 928-0421 days, (310) 493-5113 eve. · FOR SALE: '88 Chev Silverado 30 P /U. Clean! Loaded w / extra tanks, utility box, many extras. Sacrifice $10,000.00 oho. (AZ) 4Ph889.(714)994-llll Ext. 306. February 1996 FOR SALE: Class5-1600. Ready to Race, or the perfect street legal pre-runner. Fox, Wright, Sway-A-Way, spare trans, $6,500.00 . (714) 996-2901. FOR SALE: Class 6 passenger car. All spare parts included.Junk box~s. tires and wheels, one piece mold to make front end. Small block Chevy and 72 7 tran and full floater rear end. Four wheel disc brakes. AH kinds of good parts. $5,500.00 oho. (909) 242-6699. i ..... .... FOR SALE: The 1995 Glen Helen Class 1 Unlimited Champ-ion truck replica of GHIA Racing. Race ready for 1996 series. Best of everything. 15"' front wheel and 20"' rear travel. Summers Brothers, floating Hubs, Wright 4"' over front arms, Fox Shox, two JG Transwerls transmissions, Bump Stops, extra tires. All will go. $10,000.00 oho. Call Chris (619) 327-2610. Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 FOR SALE: New Class 9, raced once. Suspensions Unlimited chassis, Lothringer front beam, FEX motor, JG Transwerks, Fox Shox, Ump air cleaner, 20 gal cell, fresh Yoko's, Sway A-Way spring plates, and 300mm bars, Beard, CNC, Custom paint.-Must see $6,000.00 oho. Eves after 6 p.m. (805) 266-8580. FOR SALE OR TRADE: Class 1 or 10 car. Moly frame. Fox, Wright, Palmer, Raceco arms, Secondary, Fuel Safe, Summers floaters, UMP, Neal, Centerlines, Yoko's, Beard, trades considered. What you Got!! $14,500.00 oho. Call Large Trucking (520) 763-7880. FOR SALE: Class 9. Two seat Raceco. Best of everything. Beard seats, Fuel Saft, Sway-A-Way, Fox Shox, :Pumper, .JG Trans, Leighton motor, tons· of spares. Includes trailer. $7,0JO.00 oho (619) 421-3175. ' FOR SALE: Class 10 Rabbit, Rev-power, Carillos, Aries, 150 miles new, 215 clutch, no expence spared. $4,500.00 oho. ALSO: Fortin 5 speed. Hewland DG300, inboard c.v. flanges, new 412 R&P 150 miles new. $5,500.00 oho. Call (619) 435-8936. FOR SALE:. 1992 Bunderson · Class 1 off road race car. Coil over shocks by Fox, V6 Porsche fuel injected, 5 speed Fortin, full floaters Summers Brothers 935 c:v. Power steering, disc brakes, 25 gal fuel cell. All extras included, for more information call (909) 487-1547. VEGAS TO RENO DRIVE/ -RIDE: 541 miles, March 96. All or partway in 220hp 1 and 2 seat, Class 1 buggies. Contact Stiles Racingat{707)374-6814daysor . (916) 777-~020 nights. Page 53

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Classified ••• Racing tires for Sale: Custa~ made for trophy truck racing or ultimate Pre Runners that do not want flats! 37xll .50xl 7. Tires $75 .00 ea. plus shipping. Will sell all for special dtscount. 100 available: 80 Bridgestones, 20 General. Specially made for' Roger Mears racing available exclusively thru Baja Concepts. (Don't bother Roger!) Visa/MC/ Amex accepted. (619) 583-6529 or Fax (619) 583-1851. --====== THE CLASS 5-1600 Points Champion for '95 is up for grabs! Car comes complete with race spares. ITS tranny, Don Hatz Motor, 300m bars and axles, Saco rack, Wright arms & spindles. Big shaft front Fox Shox, rear has 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. FOR SALE: F&S Drywall Mini Mag. 1995 Class 1 desert champion. Complete desert & short course set up. Full race prepped. Very competitive. Fox Shox w/bumps, Alum radiator, Billit hubs, Ump filter, single & twin pipes, Xtra body panels, with or without 24' enclosed trailer $10,500.00 car/$5,500.00 trailer. Mike or Floyd Hass (209) 368-2744. FORSALE: 1-1600Jimco-New, FOR SALE: '95 Weekend never finished building -80% Warrior custom trailer, 20' Box, complete. Must sell, moving out tinted windows, fully self of state, has all trick stuff. Hatz contained, refer w /freezer, motor, Mendeola tranny, CNC, shower, toilet, awning, exterior Parker Pumper, Y okohamas, shower, Heater, a/ c. Tiedowns in Centerlines, Mastercraft seat, floor, gt'..';at for race car or carries 300m bars, chromolly spring up to 4 ATV. Gas cooktop K/ S plates, Fuel Safe, on board fire out 5 O g a 110 n fresh water. svstem,completealuminumbody $13,000.00. Days (702) 655-panels, Fox Shox &·· 8649, nights (702) 655-9092, tandem axle trailer with tire rack. Mike. Call Duane Basore (619) 475-=========== 4608 after 6pm. ); i FOR SALE: Briggsbuilt MTEG , Superlite, spare part galore FOR SALE: Kevin Smith's ·.including fresh spare motor, 8 winning Mirage. Super 1600 Bead locks with tires. etc .. short course car. Awesome for $12,999.00 oho. Will consider SODA series. Complete coil car, trade for ATV and/or ·motor-Smart Performance, Toyota dry cycle. Buy now and get ready for sump, Fortin trans, too much to tentative new stadium series in list, w/many spares. Call for 96. (206) 481-7.997 days, (206) packagedetails$27,000.00(818) 481-2206 evenings. Will deliver. 579-2135. bypass, one standard Fox.· KingKongadjuster,Jamarshifter, FOR SALE: '94 1-1600 short Fuel Save cell, Ump super air course car. Best of everything, no cleaner, Taylor seats. Fox steering expense spared. 1st in class and dampener. Prepared by Baja 1st overall, Gold Cost 100 Concepts a_nd ready to win again. Enduro at Glen Helen in '95. 3rd Baja Concepts Ref #463 (619) in points McKenzies Glen Helen · FOR SALE: Class 9, single seat LaPlant chassis and body panels, brand new with rear adjuster. $1,000.00 Sport Engineering (818) 994-7475. 583-6529. short course series. Perfect Glen Helen, SODA or Whiplash short course car. 106" wb, all chrome moly, Tubular Concepts chassis. FAT, 091 TransWest, 930 c.v.s, SAW, Woven race brakes, bead locks ( 4 ), Fuel Safe, Halon, Gel battery, Lee pis pump and REALLY NICE 45' S~mi. 1977 reservoir, Charlyn, Wrights, Great Dane Air Ride. 13'2" chrome moly tie rods w/heims, overall height 8' overall width. FOR SALE: Chenowth 1000 S- Fox (8), CNC, Jamar, Simpson, 65,000 lbs. full laden, 44' inside Seat, combo's w/2' offset, 10 Beard, 300mm bars, Earls load length, 9'6" inside load over front end w/new chroinoly thruout, Hi-torque starter. Spare height, 7'8" inside load width. F-trailing arms. Bus trans w/930 motor/trans and many misc. 18kv generator -5hp, 40 gal. c.v.s and chromoly R-trailing . Here's your chance to get a turn Compressor, two air reels, work arms. Doestech shocks, & Fox's. key, top notch racer. 14 K bench, internal storage rack, FOR SALE: Must sell 5-1600, FAT motor and trans, Fodrill arm spindles, Kuster bypass shocks, Sway-A-Way, PIAA lights, all chrome moly, only-S races on car and its race ready. $12,500.00 oho. Possible trade (702) 256-0964. FOR SALE: Enclosed trailer: factory built 28'. Elec. brakes, two side doors, rear door/ ramp, cabinets up front, dual axles. Priced at $4,900.00. Call Lee at RaceShock Company in Phx, AZ (602) 254-0744. Almost new 1600cc motor and Wkends/ Days til 2pm PST Gary under floor storage, 90 gal. diesel WANTED: Two seat Class 10·or some spare parts. $7,500.00 oho. (310) 532-1901 or Eves Glen tank, 80 gal. water tank, 45'xl5' 1 frame for pre-runner. Will Greg (817)261-9410 or write to (310) 320-6862. Neese Bros. awning. All for $22K. Baja travel to pick up for good deal. P.O. Box 2023, Coppell, TX• Racing are changing classes. Will Concepts ref #332 (619) 583-CallMike(619)446-0464(619) 75019. consider trade for 7S truck. 6529. 446-2577 work. ::--==~====------,--liiiii----------------.:.-------__,___ - - ---- - -------------- - ----all--,. I Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in . I· ; DUSTY TIMES. : I Classified Advertising rate is only $20. for45 words each month, n~t including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of I I black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5x7 I I NEW _AND RENEW AL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If I' I you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. 1, I ---------------------------------11 I --------------------------------11 I t I -----------------------'---------------11 I --------------------------I· I I I -----'-----------------------I I --------------~-----------I I Enclosed is$ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash). Please run ad _______ times. I I I-I Name ---------------------------------Mail to: I I ------DUSTY TIMES I I Address ----------------------Phone 20751 Marilla Street \ I Chatsworth~ CA~91311-4408, . • C/ty -------------...-,------State _____ Zip _____ _ Page 54 February 1996 FOR SALE: 2 seat Dunebuggy & single axle trailer, 1600 dual port, new trans, too many extras to list. Runs good & is very clean, $1,600.00 oho. Leave message (909) 592-5937 San. Gabriel Valley. 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) 994-7 4 7 5. FOR SALE: 5-1600. All trick jparts, Fox Shox with res, Wright rack, Bus tranny, Hewland gears King Kong, adj. longer l" trailing arms, Parker Pumper,. Motor has 100 mi. Car is built for BIG . PERSON. $6,000.00 -MUST SELL. 011-526-654-0493. FOR SALE: 1995 Dodge Class 8, race ready. Originally built by Walker Evans, raced by Herzog Motorsports, 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: Class 4¼ elliptic rear w/Kusters, coil over Kuster front, 351 built to430 by Richard Parabok, FOX Air bumps, power steering wlump Ram, Cone full floater 40 spline rear end, Mogi C-6, Fresh prep, put on your _ paint and -race. $35,000.00 with. all spares (619) 454-8979. AWESOME Race Ready 5-1600: Very fresh! Type II JG Trans. Best of everything. Air cooled Pro built motor. Custom shock tech 2 /by 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 Baja Concepts Ref #454 (619) 583-6529. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: '92 Triple E Super-lite, 545cc twin polaris motor, fox Shox, 8 gal fuel cell, quick fill, Beard seat, Comet Exp clutch, four wheel disc brakes·, BFG tires, spares. Call for details ( 619) 723-9098, ask for Andrew. . BAJA 1000 356X First race, No . Photo. Please help, will pay. San ' Felipe to La Paz. Steve Searles, P.O . Box 8619, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 (619) 934-6742. .... ., <,;ll, __ .... ~);',' ·~;,.~ · FOR SALE: Chenowth Mini mag. '94 La Rana Class champ. Yamaha 570cc powered, A-arm suspension, 16"' travel front & rear. Great car for desert or short course. Lots of spares. Fully prepped and ready to race. $10,000.00 (619) 444-0274. FOR SALE: 1984 Toyota 4WD Extra-cab; 22R, 5 speed, 4:88 gears, in-cab cage, fiberglass fenders, custom bumpers, Simpson harnesses, Beard seats, BFG Bajas, American Racing Wheels, J AZ fuel cell. Susp., dual . shocks. 80% new parts, com-pletely rebuilt. Needs final assembly. Great stock class race truck. $5,500.00 oho. Call (310) 408-2344 for parts list and information. FOR SALE: Class 5, fresh engine ( 22 7 5 ), fresh trans, Bus/ Hew-FOR SALE: Tires & Wheels(12) lands, 24"' front, 16"' rear, rear 15x7 Centerlines Bilsteinsw/coilovers,Fox,Saco, w/33x10.50 BFG's. (12) front CNC, Ump, Ready to race. 16x4 Centerlines w/7 .5x16 '• $14,500.00w/trailer.(909)985-BFGs'. (2) front 15x4 Centerlfnes 4621. ' 2/7.00x15 Yokohamas. (2) rear · ------------FORSALE: 1993 JimcoClass 10, 15x7 Centerline w/33xl0.50 1995 Parker 400 winner, no Yokohamas. (2) new Mastercraft expense spared, car is fresh and race seats $200.00 each. (619) ready for the Baja 1000. 441-8936, (619) 448-5392. $18,000.00. All extra parts, Arms, axles, etc. Including 2 sets **WANTED**: 1600 car, 1 or 2 '. of wheels $20,000.00. Call Kevin seater. Complete or near com-days (909) 628-3005 nights, plete. Must be late model or new. (909) 628-6263. Have cash. Cal Brian (310) 630-SECOND HAND RACECOS,5 _8_9_6_· ________ _ FOR SALE: Class 9 ORD 2 seater. State of the art car, top quality, excellent fabrication, best BEST OF LUCK THIS RACING _FABRICATOR/MACHINIST SEASON, ED!! FROM J &J! w/ aerospace experience needed to work on Robby Gordon's Off Road Team located in Buena· Park, CA. Must be a dedicated team player who knows what it takes to win races. Please fax resume to (714) 994-3354. No phone calls please. FOR SALE OR TRADE: Class 1 or 10 single seat. Raceco, complete coilover car, outboard c. v .s. Bus trans. Flame out system. 2000cc Toyota engine with 16 valve, dual carbs. Ultra Wheels, spare parts and wheels & tires. Trade for Class 5 or 1-1600. Car $11,500.00 or $9,500.00 without motor. (909) 6 52-6589 days (909) 926-4455 nights. FOR SALE: '88 Class l two seat Raceco, big arm front end. Foddril combo link spindles. Saginaw PI S . Summers Bros. hubs front and rear. Hewland 5 speed, Autocraft-Scat 3000cc dry sump engine, Electromotive fuel infection, double Bead Lock rims. 20 mounted spares, 6 radios, car trailer, too many extra parts to list. Absolutely the best of everything. If you want to win this is the car. $27,500.00 Bernie (505) 255-0212. · FOR SALE: Kuster air jacks. Almost new - complete (800) 249-9829. $1,000.00. 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.O. Box 61082, Marshalltown 2107,Johannesburg,South, Africa. No dealers. parts money can buy. Many, FOR SALE: Chenowth Magnum many extras. To many to list. FOR SALE: '69 Class 5 or pre- S/CiBuggy(Class9).Bidswillbe Must see to appreciate. Total runner. 10"' beam, Bilstein coil- accepted 'til 1{31 / 96. For more package $7,500.00. For details overs, Wright arms & combos. • info phone (414) 733-6464 ask cal_l_D_ic_k.....:(:....B_l_B..:...)_9_6_3_-l_4.:....4.:....5_· ___ . Saco rack, Beard seats, Simpson for Mark Werth. RACE REAiDY '89 Superlite, Bitchen short course car. Honda FL 350 water cooled motor. New 1Fab transaxle, Beard seats,' Simpson belts, W erks axles, 13"' Kieser wheels, BFG tires, many , spares. $7,500.00 Baja Concepts Ref# 446. (619) 583-6529. 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) 240-6939. FOR SALE: '91 Meco 1-1600, 116"'wb, Bus box, Fat motor, Fox w/ reservoirs, 22 gal cell, Beard, Sway-A-Way, Wright, Fodrill, Ump, best parts$$ can buy. Excellent car, extra parts, $7,500.00, $6,500.00 less motor. Part trade Stock Quad Manx (206) 284-2025. FOR SALE: SODA 1-2-1600 front runner, race ready, 2 motors by FAT, 2 trannys, BFG's, American Racing Wheels w / head-locks, Fuel safe, Beard seats, Fox Shox, and lots more including spares, tons of spares!! All for only $8,500.00 000. Call (715) 369-5000 or (715) 369-2088. FOR SALE: 1994 Jimco two seater Class 10, Major Perform-ance motor, Mendeola box. Nothing but the best on this car. Jimco prepped each race. Misc spare parts included. Serious inquiries only. Call Andrew at . · (619) 732-0917 or (619) 723-COMPLETE Desert Trophy-9098 for price. Truck Package. Tractor trailer ___ ....:;.. ________ _ belts, air bumps 3x3 arms, SAW bars & adjusters. Chromoly rear cage. No en_gine or tranny or cell. Dave(714 )642-5158, $3,000.00 oho. · ··-FOR SALE: '90 Suzuki DRS350 . Enduro Motorcycle. Street legal but off road ready. Great shape and very reliable. This bike loves the desert. $2,000.00. Please call Aaron at(209)433-1922 or leave message. FOR SALE: DANCO RAC-ING'S '92 FORD RANGER, 4 TIME 7S CHAMPION. Comp-lete ith both desert and stadium set ups. Lothringer, BFG, Amer-ican Racing, Summers Bros., · Currie, K&N, Esslinger, Keith Black, Grower, Offy, Mallory, Weber, Thorley, Centerforce, KCs, Supertrap. Complete with extra parts and double axle trailer. Will separate. $9,000.00! (818) 966-1393, 919-1011 message. BITCHEN SCORE, SODA, 'LA RANA Class 8 4x4. TWO motors: 1=750hpand 1=550hp. · Loads>of spares and equiprµent. decked out with compressor,· generator, outside working lights, lift gate, storage, 40'xl8' outside awning, ets. AND ... One of the best bui"lt Trophy-Trucks~ Around! All chromoly, custom made parts, custom Fox Shox, lots of wheel travel (26' .. in the front, 30"' in the rear). Tons of · Fox Shox, Probuilt ¼ eleptic, 4x4 : Class 4 Jeep gorgeously fabbedf FAST, excellent history. Steal this beauty for $22,000.00!! Baja Concepts Ref #244 ( 619) 583-6529. , spares. Truck is very light: 4,200 FOR SALE: 1986 VW GTI rally FOR SALE: Class 5 Unlimited . . lbs. Package also includes a pre- car. Built by Guy Light in 1994 best of everything. Fox coil-overs, runner! Built to last. Seats 3, specifically for Group 2. 1.8 liter -shocksandbumpstops,Summers custom tranny, awesome dash, 8 valve. Bilstein Group 1 suspen-Brothers, California Motorsports. good a/ c, plenty of wheel travel sion-reinforced. Compomotive auto trans, Lee Leighton 2340cc i and horse power, built by Russ· wheel, Terratrip, Sparco seats, Type I, Ump, JAMAR. Wright, Weinermont. Take all three as a Schroth 6 point belts, Hella newBFGBajaTIA,Ultra,Parker package or can be purchased lighting. Super lightweight,' Pumper, Fuel Safe, Simpson, seperately. For more details call reliable and competitive. Many Beard. $12,500 oho. Call (909) Baja Concepts (619) 583-6529. spares available. $9,800.00 Dave 653-0697. Ref #s 460, 461, 462. (970) 920-3661. Dusty Times February 1996 AWESOME '92 Class 8, legal in any race series with minor adjustments. 22"' front and rear travel! ¼ eleptics rear, Kuster shocks W / bypass tubes. Cone Dana 60 w/40 spline, custom spindles, 350ci motor, all 4130 chromoly, first class parts throughout!! $43,000.00. Baja Concepts Ref #428 ( 619) 583-6529. FOR SALE: Class 5 Unlimited or Awesome Pre-runner. 2000cc wl dual Delortos. Late Bus box wlFTC gears. Wide chromoly torsion wl adjusters. 3x3 Woods trailing arms. 10 over beam w /Wright combos. Beards, Simpson,Jamar, Fox, KC, Parker, 930 c.v.s, Centerlines, BFG. $12,500.00 oho. Cash talks! (702) 566-5010. INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Ajax Auto Wrecking . . . . . • . . • . . • . . . . 42 Baker Performance Products . • . . • . . . . . 29 Barbary Coast · Gold Coast Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 7 Bilstein Corp. of America . • . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bonneville Off Road Racing . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cactus Racing Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Cannon Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Desen Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . 6 Don-A-Vee Jeep Eagle ........•. . ... 43 FAT Performance ... . . ... ... . ...... 20 German Auto . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Glen Helen Shon Course Series . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . 5 Rod Hall Driving School . . • . . . . . . . . . . 8 Honda. BMW See Doo of Nonh Hollywood . • . . . . . . • . • . . • 21 JIMCO Off Road Race Cars • • . . • . . • . . . 41 Mike Julson . .. . • . . . . .. • • . . . • • . . . . 15 Kawaguchi Honda • . .. . . . . . • . . . . . • • 18 Kuster Off Road Racing Shocks . . . . • . . . 31 La Rana Desen Racing . ....... • : . . . • 2 McKenzies Performance Products . . . . . . . . 17 & 44 Omboli Racing . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . 25 P.C.I. Race Radios & Equipment • . • . . . . 27 Parker Pumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . 26 Pike's Family Restaurants . . • . . . . . . . . . 16 Race Ready Products . . . . . . . . . . . . • . • . 4 Rock Busters Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 SCORE Parker 400 . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . 13 SNORE ............... .......... 19 Simpson Race Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Sway-A-Way Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Toyota Motorspons . . . . . . . . . . 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-01995 Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc To taste victor½ you have to digest the whole truck after every race. Victory isn't something you whip up in a few minutes. At Toyota, we've been perf'~cting our-winning recipe for 39 years. We've assembled a team with , an endless -hunger for success. They ravenously sink their teeth into the tough task of completely disassembling our championship race truck after every grueling desert event, replacing or improving virtually every part. And it's paid off with a 13-year ,vinning heritage of 23 championships and 81 victories. Each time we head out to race, we're not going back for seconds, we're going back for firsts. OUR MINDS A R E ALWAYS RACING , I