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1997 Volume 14 Number 8 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 14 - Number a -Au9ust 1997 .i·~¼ -~ ...... ~.,. ~(' i ,-!~ .• ' $1.00 ISSN 8750-1732 ~overing the world of competition in the dirt

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Volume 14 -Number .a August 1997 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor John Calvin Associate Editor Richard K. Schwalm Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Circulation 0. Osborne Contributors Jim Baker C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Carol Clark Jim Culp John Elkin Homer Eubanks Michelle Halverson Martin Holmes Ralph Mason Daniel Mainzer Jimmy Messick Ron Miller Troy Robinson Bob Rule Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Judy Smith Trackside Photo Inc. Art Director Larry Worsham Subscription Rates: $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contri-butions, but is not responsible for such material. Unso-licited 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 by Hillside Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be repro-cl11ced without written permission from the publisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing 6ffices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES. 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new ad-dress, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. Snapshot of the Month ... Well, here he is again, Ivan Stewart doing what he does best, race in the desert. Just a bit of retrogression, back to Barstow in 1984 as lvan is shown here winning Class 7 and beating all the Class 8 trucks on time too! We'll have to reserarch his winning seasons one of these days. DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies' or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUS1Y TIMES will pay $IO for the picture used. If you wish the photo returned, enclose a stamped, self addresssed envelope. Only Black & white prints, 5x7 or 8x10 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Page SODA Lake Geneva Memorial Day by Judy Smith ....................................... B SNORE Midnight Special by John Calvin ................................................... 17 SCORE Baja 500 by Judy Smith ................................................................. 21 Estero Beach Short Course by Vic,ky Galindo ............................................... 28 Rim of the World National Pro Rally kY John Elkin ...................................... 32 FRT Buzz Bomb 150 byFudp~cker ................................................ , ............ 34 VORRA Spring Special by Troy Robinson ..................................................... 36 Rim of the World Divisional by John Elkin .................................................. 38 M.O.R.E. Shake, Rattle & Oops by Jimmy Messick ....................................... 40 MOR Stoddard Valley 200 by Jimmy Messick .............................................. 43 . DEPARTMENTS Happenings .. .. ... . .. ... ..... . . . . . . . ... .. . . . .. . . . . . .. . .. . . . . .. ..... ... . .. .. . . . . .... . . . . . . .. . . ... . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Notes . . .. ... . . .. . . . . . . . . .... . . . . . ... .. . . . . . . . . . .. . ... .. ... . ... .. . . .... . . . . . ... . . ... ... . . . . . . . .. .. . .. . 4 Checkers by The Big ~hzoo ....................................................................... 46 FAIR News by Joy Bancroft ........................................................ : ............... 46 MAG-7 News by Phillip Breedlove·····:· .. ··· ................................................. 47 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................ 48 Classified Ads ........................................................................................... 5 3 Soap Box by Stacy Fay ............................................................................... 55 Index To Advertisers .................................................................................. 5 5 ON THE COVER - He's baaaaaack! Ivan Stewart is back, big time, shown here in his Toyota truck with the new VS motor under the hood, taking and holding the lead during the entire Baja 500 for a most Congrats to Toyota and to Ivan on a well deserved victory. Jimmie Johnson has achieved fame and fortune piloting the Herzog Chevrolet pickup for the last few seasons in the SODA Series, shown here on his way to victory at the Lake Geneva opener, winning the hotly contested Class 8 races on both Saturday and Sunday. Color Photography by Trackside Photo Inc. S~7oda~ DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING on ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year - $go.oo o g years -$30.00 □ 3 years -$40.00 (no <' cards ple-) Take advantage of your subscription bonus .• Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. 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1997 Happenings ... ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jose de! Cabo Baja California del Sur. Mexico AUSTRAL1AN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSUIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia 01 l-18-07-3298-5522 August 17, 1997 Griffith, NSW September 21, 1997 Mt. Gambier. SA AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Class IO cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P I T7 (514) 622-4440 August 3, 1997 St. Apolinaire Quebec, Canada September 20, 1997 Olympic Stadium Montreal, Canada BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box 392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 3 l / 163 Mexicali, BC, Mexico Mexicali (65) 5542-83 Off Road Races BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD. S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Bo-x 8938 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 340-5750 BEST IN THE DESERT RACING ASSOCIATION Casey Folks, Director 3475 C Boulder Highway Las Vegas, NV 89121 . (702) 457-5775/Fax (702) 641-2431 June 20-22, 1997 Silver State 300 Mesquite, NV to Ely, NV (point to point) September 18-20, 1997 Vegas to Reno 500 Mile point to point race BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627 B.0.R.E. September 6, 1997 Bonneville Challenge Wendover USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-IHO (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 1997 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2222 CALIFORNIA RALLY SERIES Donna Mitchell. CRS Director Page 4 530 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 280 Moorpark, CA 93021 (805) 523-1387 Michael Gibeault, SCCA Steward 149 No. Rawhide Ridgecrest. CA 935558 (619) 375-8704 August 9-10, 1997 Gorman Ridge Frazier Park, CA September 6-7, 1997 Treeline Palmdale, CA October 3-5, ·1997 Prescott Forest Prescott. AZ November (TBA), 1997 Palm Springs-Laughlin-Las Vegas California & Nevada C.O.D.R.A. Centra·l Oregon Dese"rt Racing Association Terry Silbaugh 20515 Whitehaven Circle Bend, OR 97702 (541 ) 389-2044 CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION . P.O. Box 645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. B9x 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. Tom DeLauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 July 26, 1997 August 23, 1997 September 27, 1997 Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison County Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico USA Jan Wright (011 52 61746834) . Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club· P.O. Box 3 I 87 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.O Box 8286 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cachanillas Off Road Promotions P.O Box 392 Calexico. CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 August 1-3 ,1997 (Tentatin) Santa Veronica Summer '97 Tecate Area October 10-12, 1997 Carrera De La Raza Laguna Salada 180 Mexicali West CORVA 1500 West El Camino. Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 November 4,26, 1997 Southern California CORVA Jamboree Frank Rains Park Lloyd Losinger 800 42 CORVA E:>.1. 501 D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 July 13, 1997 2 Hour Enduro Olympia 10:00 a.m. July 19,1997 Short Course Belling 7:00 p.m. August 16, 1997 Short Course Belling 7:00 p.m. August 23, 1997 Short Course Olympia 12:00 noon September 13, .1997 Sh<rrt Course Olympia. (All events at Hannigan race track. Bellingham, W.4 or Thurston County ORV Park, Olympia, WA) DECATUR FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB Decatur, TX 76234 Tom Allen (800) 662-3649/(214) 641-2090 DESERT STEEL MOTORSPORTS 1865 Commander Drive Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 July 1997 -(Date not yet set) KC HiLites Mountain Happening Flagstaff, AZ September, 19-20, 1997 KC Hi Lites. Country Happening Valley Center, CA EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom DeLauder, Sr. I 091 Township Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACING Victor Galindo Ensenada; Baja California, Mexico 011-526-1176-6225 October 3-5, 1997 SODA Format , All Classes-Buggies, Trucks, Motorcycles, Quads FORDA Florida Off Roaders Drivers' Associaton . 2750 Cozumel Drive #1 I 16 Melbourne, FL 32935 (407) 254-5167 FUD PUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 · Chula Vista. CA 92011 (619) 427-5759 July 19, 1997 Conquista Gran Carrera Los Sahuaros Park Tecate, Baja. Mexico September 13, 1997 Fud 200 Plaster City West, CA October 25, 1997 Superstition 250 Xll Lake Superstition, CA December 31, 1997 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino. CA 92412 Gle11. Hele11 Short Course Champio11ship Series July 27, 1997 Round Four - Sunday August 2-', 1997 Round Five - Sunday Septembt>r 28, 1997 Round Six - Sunday October 26, 1997 Round Seven - Sunday November 23, 1997 Round Eight - Sunday Contact: BBM Marketing Promotions P.O. Box 762 Norco. CA 91 ~60-0762 (562) 988-6250;Fax: (909) 280-909-GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawr~ncevilk GA 30245 August 1997 Trail Notes ... BEST IN THE DESERT -Casey Folks Best In The Desert ran their Silver State 300 from Mesquite, Nevada to Ely, Nevada on Jun_e 21st and 130 eager entrants ran the course and 101 finished. Danny Anderson was the big car winner in his Class 10 Mirage, running the course in less than seven hours. Second across the line was Kyle Taylor in his Chevy pickup, winning Class 8, not too far behind the leader. Third across the line were the Stiles clan, winning Class 1, and other class winners were Malcolm Vinje taking Class 7S, Austin Robiso~ in Class 8S, Frank Omboli winning 5-1600 and Tracy Rubio took the honors in Class 7. Overall Motorcycle winner was David Ondas/Donnie Rook on a Team Green Kawasaki in 6: 10:36, followed closely by Nick and Russell Pearson on a KTM, just two minutes behind. Complete report on the race in the next issue. SODA AT CRANDON, ROUND 3 - Jack Flannery was back in form at the Crandon extravaganza on June 21 and 22 at the Chevrolet Brush Run, third contest in the eight race SODA series, winning Class 4 both days as well as the Governors Cup, making it three checkered flags in two days. Brendan Gaughan also was a two time winner in his Class 8 Chevy, taking the lead in the points for his sponsor, the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas with a nice win on Saturday and Sunday. Jason Crowder was the man to beat in 2-1-600 on Saturday and in 1-1600 on Sunday and Johnny Greaves did the number in Class 7S both days. Pat Dean was a two time winner also, raking Class I and the U nlimired Buggy Challenge, both run on Sunday while Evan Evans took the honors in Class 13 for his second win in three races. More on Round three in the next issue. ' OREGON TRAIL RALLY -Tim Paterson and Joel Wright rook the overall honors at the Oregon Trail, leading from the first stage and getting better all the rime. Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge took second in their Toyota Celica while Jake Dekovic and Katie Callahan were third. Todd Hartman and Kirk Knestis were the under 2 liter winners. Full report in the September issue of Dusty Times. FINAL FLAG - We were saddened co hear of the tragic death of Larry Kern, killed in a senseless traffic accident on the first of June. Larry was only seventeen and was a frequent. competitor in FUD's series and was getting a new car ready for 1/2-1600. Our thoughts and prayers go with Larry and to his loved ones as well. Say hi to Jean For us Larry as she will welcome you as one of her chosen few. . CRANDON WORLD WIDE WEB SITE -Crandon International Off Road Raceway (CIORA) has established a web site, presenting race schedules, history, results, etc. and it's yours for the asking. The -address is: ciora. Check it out for the latest racing info at Crandon. MORE CRANDON $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ -Crandon International Raceway has announced the "Superfecta '97", a financial reward to drivers who win their classes at the Brush Run Oune 21-22) and the Crandon races on Labor Day weekend. Additional dollar amounts range from $150 to $2,000. Check the web sire for further info'. ROUND 5 -SCORE FIREWORKS 250 - As we go co press the Fireworks race has just been completed in Barstow and if we can we will insert results below. In r_he interim, we can_ tell you that there were 108 entries in the drawing with an additional 40 more expected by race day. Ivan Stewart is contending for the Trophy Truck win while Ed Herbst is the first vehicle off the line, looking for a Trophy Truck win. As they enter Round 5 many of the 16 class leaders have to finish well to protect their lead while a few have a substantial point lead in their class. A full report on the Fireworks in the next issue. INTERESTING BUT USELESS STATISTICS - SporcService, the official concessionaire for the new California Speedway announced the following statistics, compiled from actual sales at the inaugural race on June 22. The following was sold on race weekend: 110,000 hot dogs, 15 mile.s in length; 40,000 hamburgers, equal to the length of 1,041 Winston Cup cars; 20,000 deli sandwiches, the length of 133 football fields; 2,000 kegs of beer, would fill 330,600 cups; 30,000 slices of pizza, equaling a column 815 feet tall; 60,000 bottk, nf water, equivalent to 16,000 gallons; 15,000 chicken sandwiches, 30,00U t:,,llons of soda, 75,000 orders of nachos, 50,000 orciers of french fries and, get ' this, only SIX orders for the low calorie vegetarian egg roll. Says a lot, doesn't it. PIKES PEAK 75TH ANNUAL. Rod Millen won the Unlimited Class and the Overall as well in his [July 4th run up the mountain in ;i Toyota Celica, engine prepared by TRD (Toyota Racing Development and shod with BFGoodrich tires. The engine is a turbo-charged, 4 cylinder, 2.1 liter and produces almost 1,000 horsepower at sea level and horsepower decreases 3% per 1,000 feet of altitude. He made the 12.42 mile run in 10:04:54, hitting speeds of 130 mph while negotiating 156 turns. Rod's son, Rhys Millen won too, taking the High Performance Showroom Stock 2WD Class in a Toyota Supra, making it a great day for the Millens and for Toyota as well. Off Road champ Larry Ragland also drove to victory at Pikes Peak in a Chevy S 10 electric pickup, powered by a nickel-hydride battery pack which is being tested for customer use in the near future. Rally champion Paul Choiniere won the Pikes Peak Open class in a Hyundai and we hope to have-a bit more on all of this next issue. OFF ROADING ON THE RED PLANET -Watched a bit of the off road activities on Mars over the 4th weekend and although ifs quite a magnificent achievement, the pictures look quite a bit like thunder alley over at Parker. Just kidding, but I'm surprised that there is no outcry because we are contaminating the red planet with all out earthly soon-to-be trash. Food for thought. HOT FLASH -Just a quickie on the Fireworks, won by Troy Herbst in his new V8 powered Class 1 car, followed in by Kory Scheeler. A total of eight Class I cars finished before the first Trophy Truck hit the finish, and it was Brian Coats with Chevy power getting his first Trophy Truck win, followed by Ivan Scewan in the Toyota. Class 1/2-1600 went to Rick Paquette, George Seeley took Class 5, Class 5-1600 to Tom Dittfield, Class 7 to Roeseler, 7S to Brady Helm, Class 8 to David Westham, Class 9 to Greg Anderson, Class• IO to Steve Thompson, Class 12 to Danny Anderson, Class 11 to Horacio Pereyra, Stock Full to Marc Stein, Stock Mini to Greg ·Foutz and Ryan Thomas was the Protruck winner. Lots more iri the next issue. Dusty Times

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( 404) 963-0252 GPORRA Grrat Planrs Off Road Racing Association 13621 Pierce St. Omaha, NE 68144-1122 (402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 6716 N. 106th St. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 4964846 Eve. July 23, 1997 Council Bluffs, IA August 1, 1997 Pierce. NE A august 1 7, 1997 Council Bluffs, IA (All races are short course. stadium style. Classes: Trophy. 11-1600, 5, 7S, 1 and Ouads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves, 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) 9-37-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. P.O. Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (71"4) 364-0515 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WD CLUB P.O. Box 465 Kamloops. BC. Canada VZG5L2 Bob (604) 374-7175 days · Randy (604) 579-9621 eves. Keidl (604) 828-179 5 anytime r.--111 Events start ~ miles NW of Kam/oops) L.I.T.R.E. Jeff Elrod ( 408) 926-0522 Jim Aruta ( 408) 247-4402 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS 3749 Needmore Hwy Charlotte, MI 4 8 813 (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. · 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 627-6200. July 27, 1997 8th Annual Michigan Off Road Championships. Ingram County Fairgrounds, Mason Michigan Featuring Jeeps.Buggys, Trucks, Pilots. Quads, etc. · MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Press: Dirty Dave Cronin (618) 765-2199 VP: Walter Flack (217) 987-6568 LTOR-Lincoln Trail Off Roaders Pres: Brad Key (2 I 7) 446-45 56 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 . July 26, 1997 Vermilion County Speedway Oakwood, IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 August 9, 1997 Vermillion County Speedway Oakwood, IL Dave Cronon (618) 765-2199 August 23, 1997 Vermilion County Speedway Oakwood. IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 Srptember 7, 1997 Triple R Raceway Nashvilk, IL Steph Sapo (618) 327-9312 September 20, 1997 Vermilion County Spe.fdway Oakwood. IL Brad Key (217) 446-4556 O'"tober 4-5, 1997 Dusty Times Lincoln Trails Motorsports Park Casey, IL Obstacles and Heats -100km Enduro ( All Classes) Larry Tipsword (M.A.0.RA. sanctioned races. Series Produced by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING 438 W. Arrow Hwy. Ste #23 San Dimas, CA 91 773 (909) 394-3265 Phone (909) 394-3266 Fax Srptrmber 5-6, 1997 Sahara 250 Lucerne, CA Octobrr 10-11, 1997 Barstow 200 Barstow, CA November 28-29, 1997 Thanksgiving 250 Lucerne, CA M.OR.E. Mojavr Off Road Racing Enthusiasts 25277 W. Main St.. Suite 283 Barstow. CA 92311 (760) 253-4453 July 25-27, 1997 Night Owl 200 Lucerne, CA Septrmber 19-21, 1997 Shocker 250 Barstow, CA November 7-9, 1997 Wild Turkey 225 Lucerne. CA MSBA Michigan Sport Bu1:gy Association Dave Barret 6363 Nightingale Dr. Flint, Ml 48506 (810) 730-9221 NATIONAL MUD RACING ASSOCIATION Rt. #I - Box 380 Dave or Marlene Ryan Palatka, FL 32177 (904) 325-5422 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS OF EL PASO Joey Vasquez 13180 Round Dance El Paso. TX 79936 (915) 855-8899 All races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. Take 1-10 Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles) OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel (216) 339-467 4 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Bob Joseph, President 80 Hempstead Dr. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8W 2E7 - (905) 574-7068 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY 18700 lake Perris Drive Perris - Riverside County, CA 1-800-976-RACE PIKES PEAK P.O. Box 6962 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 (719) 685-4400 S.C.A.T. INC. Michael R. Icing P.O. Box 277 Morrisonville. NY 12962 (518) 561-3208/(518) 236-7897 SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES Sports Car Club of America P.O. Box 3278 Englewood, CO 801 12 (303) 779-6622 July 25-27, 1997 Maine Forest August 22-24, 1997 Ojibwe Forests Bemidji, MN September 12-14, 1997 Sunriser 400 Chilichothe, OH October 3-4, 1997 Prescott Forest Prescott, AZ October 17-19, 1997 Lake Superior llllinner's Circle Ivan's Toyota VS Wins Debut, Tops Baja 500-Stars On Bilstein Ivan ''The lronman" Stewart once again lived up to his fabled reputation by driving solo to another Overall victory at the 28th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 marking the debut of the MCI Toyota T100 truck powered by a VB engine from Toyota Racing Development. by also winning the featured Trophy Truck Class for his 15th class win and ninth Overall title at the Baja 500 in his 25-year career. Continuing to run exclusively on Bilstein shock absorbers, Stewart celebrated his 52nd birthday Stewart cruised to the win in the Precision Preparation Inc. entry, finishing over 30 minutes ahead of the Team MacPherson Chevy C-1500 truck driven by Jeff Lewis, to make it a one-two sweep on Bilstein shocks. Other Tecate SCORE Baja 500 Class Winners on Bilstein Shocks ... Class 1 /2 1600 Class Stock Mini Damon Jeffries - JIMCO vw Steve Williams - Sheriff's Ford Ranger Class 7 Class ProTruck Larry Roeseler - MacPherson Chevy s-10 Scott Steinberger - Ford F-150 Go With Bi/stein! A Winning Tradition In Off-Road Racing! For aJI the details contact the Off-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 ~ KRUPP BILSTEIN OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road• San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 619/453-7723 • FAX: 619/453-0770 August 1997 Pages

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Houghton. MI SCORE Score International 22287 Mulholland Highway, Suite 405 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 397-2863/FAX: (818) 340-5442 Ol'tober 3-5, 1997 Laughlin Desert Challenge -Laughlin. NV November 12-15, 1997 Tecate Baja I 000 B.C., MX SNORE Southern Nevada ·orr Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 891 06 . (702) 4524522 August 1-2, 1997 J&P NAPA Auto Parts 250 Ely, NV September 26-27, 1997 Gold Coast SNORE 250 Jean, NV December 5-6, 1997 Vegas 400 Jean. NV SONS OF THUNDER 4 WHEELERS Race Division Keith Stewart (714) 522-1899 S.C.T.A. Southern California Timing Association Elice Simonis Tucker 2°2048 Vivienda Ave. Grand Terrace, CA 92324 (714) 783-8293 SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD CHALLENGE Steve Rule (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Mike Moore -(224) 272-5400 August 30, 1997 6 hours Montgomery, Alabama November 29, 1997 6 hours Vienna, Georgia SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. 4305 Wootlark Drive Tampa FL 33624 (813) 962-2857 (All Races at Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) August 3, 1997 September 7, 1997 October 5, 1997 November 2, 1997 SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Parklands, 2 l 21 South Africa (011 )788-5138 Fax (0 II ) 880-2170 SODA Short Course Off Road Drivers Association Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (414) 453-SODA August 2-3, 1997 Chevrolet UP I 00 Off Road Race Bark River, MI Brian Adams, Box 26 Bark River, Ml 49807 (906) 466-2723/(906) 4469961 August 16-17, 1997 Chevrolet Luxemburg Off Road Challenge Luxemburg, WI Dick Shinnick, 180 I Industrial DR Green Bay, WI 54302 (414) 468-8878 August 29-31, 1997 Chevrolet World Championships Off Road Race Doug Davis. Box 10 l Crandon, WI 54520 WE CARRY AURORA, PYROTECT, _PARKER PUMPER TURBO BLUE, VDO, SIMPSON J.T. INDUSTRIES,-SWAY*A*WAY WRIGHT PLACE, SACO,· EARLS YOKOHAMA, SUPER TRAPP, AUTO FAB SWEPCO, BEL-RAY, TANAKA, S&S (715) 478-2222 September 13-14, 1997 Chevrolet Off Road Finals Oshkosh, WI Greg Witte 165 W. Arndt St. Fondulac, WI 54935 (414) 924-6805 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. TJ..J TORA Truck Racing Association Ray Carney, Director 7 Pru tell Ori ve Apalchin, NY 13732 (607) 625-5676 TOYS FOR TOTS (6 I 9) 252-1197 i(6 l 9) 252-3093 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (.411 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 August JO-September 1, 1997 Yerington to Fallon & Back 125 Mile Point to Point & Return Race Headquarters: Casino West Yerington, NV O~to~er 4-5, 1997 Fall Short Course Race BUG PACK, CHENOWTH, UMP lfT/. !Ii BELL HEUi#ETS, KEP, FODDRIL -~;;j .. 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U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 54901 (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP August 1-5, 1997 Rally of New Zealand Manakau City, New Zealand August 29 -September 1, 1997 Neste 1000 Lakes California Reilly Series B__y John Elkin Rim of the World was an immense success chis year. A large entry. An even larger audience with the addi-tion of ES PN2 cameras. The show that aired on ESPN2 was excellent. True there was no divisional action, but then chat is not what the cam-eras were there for. Still some of the ' CRS got some serious airtime, and every bit helps. The story on Rim is in this issue. It recaps all the classes for both CRS and National competi-tors. We now have at least three more events to look forward to this year. Possibly more, depending on the sta-tus of the events slated for Novem-ber. At press time there-has been no news· concerning these rallies. Gorman is next for us. This is al-ways a popular event. Good roads, excellent organi zacion, and a friendly schedule to rally by. CRS competitors have been busy in other places around the country. On June 7th, CRS teams showed up in both Pennsylvania and Or-egon. Bill Malik and Farina O'Sullivan towed east to STPR co protect and hopefully increase his Group 2 points lead. Unfortunately his transmission had troubles in the Jyvaskyla, Finland September 17-21, 1997 Rally of Indonesia Median. Indonesia October 11-15, 1997 Rally d"ltalia Sanremo. !ta ly October JO-November 3, 1997 Rally of Australia Perth Australia November 21-24, 1997 Network QRAC Rally Chester, Engand 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. 1665 Delaware St. Oshkosh. WI 5490 I (414)426-0470/(414) 982-7306 ATTENTION Race & Rally Organizers List your coming events in DUSTY TIMES free! It is the only way some fans know about your event, if they don't happen to be on your club mailiing list. Don't call, but mail your 1997 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., Chatsworth, CA 91344-4404. second stage and they drove an aw-fully long way for no appreciable · points. Mike Whitman and Paula Gibeault drove the Sierra Cosworth in Pennsylvania with mixed results. Some very good stage times were re-corded by Mike and Paula. How-ever, a loss of25 minutes dropped them back in the standings. Reports are transmission related, bur we have no definitive word at pre§S rime. In Oregon, CRS member Ben Bradley and his band of volunteers brought forth the Oregon Trail Rally. George Pisek and Mark Rathsam brought the Saab north, complete with a new, stronger transmission. They netted a tench overall for their efforts. Ca.rlJardevall and John Elkin were an early casualty in the Volvo 740 Turbo when a freeze plug popped out, and so did all the cool-ant; 3.55 miles into stage one. I have some introspective ques-tions from this past Rim weekend. Did anyone notice chat Dave White's VW GTI has the new HCD lights from Hella? Dave reports chat they make a big difference over conven-tional lighting. They should for the price! J use how high a first gear does Bill Malik run in chat Volvo? Why don't ~ome of the top National teams use jackscands when their car is be-ing serviced? Is it just me or does dinner at Lake Hughes taste better when you're still in the rally; rather than a DNF? How do Mike and Paula Gibeault keep this rally so fresh and new feeling year after year? Until next time. Coming Next Month ... Acropolis Rally · Australian Stadium & Desert MDR Lucerne 300 Oregon Trail Rally SCORE Fireworks 250 Silver State 300 SODA at Crandon Tour De Course_ ... plus all the regular features Dusty Times

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CHEVROLET MEMORIAL DAY 100 "-, New Season, New Teams, New Winners By Judy Smith Jimmie Johnson was the Class 8 gold medalist at Lake Geneva, putting the Herzog Chevy in the winner's circle both days at the SODA season opener, off to a great start. · SODA's Memorial Day event at his own team, and he also has a new Lake Genev~ got the Midwestern Class 4 Ford. Another team, not new season off to an innovative start with by any means, but certainly new-a pletho~a of new stuff. looking, is the Walker Evans duo, a For starters, there's a new compe- Class 4 Chevy for Evans and a Class tition rule: Class 4, 7 and 8 must 8 Chevy for Brendan Gaughan. each race both days of the weekend New this year is the switch to Chevy. t events all season long in order to be Mike Lesle has built a new Class 8 -' in the ESPN points chase. That Ford for driver Greg George, and means a race on Saturday and Sun-Curt LeDuc has a new Ford, a Class day at each venue, and it means all 4, which he drives himself. Dan the concomitant expenses and in-Baudoux has moved up from the vestment of time and labor. The buggy classes to Class 13 with a new same driver must drive both days Ford truck, and Brian Collins, who's for the entry to be included in the been racing a Class 8 truck in the points hunt. desert for a little over a year, debuted And there are some new teams and a new Class 13 Chevrolet for this vehicles: Rob MacCachren is field- season. ing his own team this ye_ar, with a The Lake Geneva weekend new Ford Class 4 truck ·desig11ed doesn't get fired · up and running and built by Nye Frank out in Cali- until Saturday morning. Friday is re-fornia. Scott Douglas is also running served for nothing more than renew-Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. ing old friendships, setting up camp, getring the cars teched and then polishing up any last minute details. There is no practise on Friday. Lake Geneva sits in the southeast-ern corner ofWisconsin, a little over an hour north of Chicago or 45 min-utes south of Milwaukee. Ir's a re-sort town built around a gorgeous Jake, and it boast~ a nice little race track just out of town which starts the season off with a bang every year by pres en ting the off road races on Memorial Day weekend. When Saturday morning finally rolled around everyone got about six laps of practise, in two sessions of th'ree laps each. Barely enough to know if they'd got their tire pres-sure right. Then they launched right into the race program, starting the day with a combination event, pair-ing up the Class 8S trucks and Class 6 sedans. All races in the series are sched-· uled to last 15 minutes, but the of-ficials have the authority to shorten a race that's outlived its entertain-ment value. If half the field breaks down (and it does happen) and the leader is coasting along with a big lead, they'll throw the white flag a lap or two early to put an end to it. Fortunately this is seldom necessary these days. This year the racing started un-der bright sunshint> and clear blue skies, though Wisconsin's ever-present "threat of rain" was being reported on the weather stations. Sunscreen came out and locals who'd had a hard winter settled in to get their first sunburn of the sea-son. Class 6 has a new look this year, since Sports Utility Vehicles are now allowed in the class. They must re-move their front drive shaft and run in two-wheel-drive only. There was just one for this event, a Blazer, driven by Gary Gottschalk. Leonard Gehl got the hole shot, but by the second lap Bill Groboski, sporting a new motor in his Chevrolc:t, moved into the lead. Shane Degroot fol-lowed in second place and though he tried valiantly, could never catch Groboski. Groboski's new motor heated up a little, but ran strong for the seven laps and he took the win with Degroot in second place. They were the only cars still on the lead lap at the checkered flag. SCORE 1996 ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR! I :,,,"'s:-_-.:-.~, '" , ,, ,,,, «~, :-.,-.:,,:::::-:-:< :-S"'"~"'''''"''"~"~:,,.•,::.~x, « "";:; '"::: -i-;,,x>' "'"•,,:.:,~-~ -~, ..... , :-., ,, , -❖~~,,s:-~,,t~~~,._,,:-., ,~~--"''":.:-❖.,~•-:,::-.,::-.~-~»=-,, :-.~"%W» ,:...~ The latest FAT Performers: SCORE Tecate Baja 500, June 6-8 Class 1 2nd Bob Gordon/Frank Arciero (Toyota V6) Class 5 2nd George Seeley (VW Type IV) Class 10 2nd John Phillips (Toyota 4AG) Class 12 1st George Erl (VW Type I) SODA Crandon Chevrolet Spring Brush Run, June 21-22 Class 1-1600 1st Jason Crowder (VW Type I) Class 2-1600 1st Jason Crowder (VW Type I) Class 7S 1st John Greaves (Toyota Tacoma) Class 7S 2nd Jimmie Crowder (Ford Ranger) wa use & racommand R.V!\J(. ['\( ,11\C'-Tlv\'\'-Mi'-"lt '"" ,\!\ll 1 ( \rri:, •.\11 r',\"'" \1•1111 •)/ tcill lof ()UI llt~\\ tcll.lh):,)1~5()() ~ :-. ~ ' ' ',-, .,....., ' J: IT~~K] Pages SCORE Engine Builder of the Year for 1985, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995 & 1996! Uta PBRl'ORNIICB 1558 No. Case • Orange, CA 92867 (714) 637-2889 • Fax (714) 637-7352 August 1997 The Class 6 Chevy of Bill Groboski soars beautifully as he heads for the win at Lake Geneva, out running the competition in the neat looking car. · The new Class BS for stock pickups saw Cory Friday move into the lead on the fifth circuit and there he remained for the big win. In the Class 8S trucks which ran at the same time, with 11 starters, it was Michael Oberg, who's moved from buggies to trucks this season, in fron·i:. Tom Jones flattened a front tire and pulled out,' and another three or four trucks disappeared on the second lap. This class is new, having been introduced in '96, and the majority of these trucks were out for their first race, so many of them had new truckJroblems. Oberg continued to lea , and Cory Friday ran second, pushing very hard in his Ford. Behind him, it was Joe Brozovich in third. Friday passed Oberg on the fifth lap, and by that time another couple of trucks had faded. Oberg became a statistic also, and Brozovich moved into second, with Mike Bergner a distant third. John Chirco's day came to an end when his axle and wheel rolled out into the infield, and Greg DeMott pulled into the pits also. Friday lost his power steering on the sixth lap, but had built enough of a lead to stay in front for the win. Brozovich was second behind him, and in third it was Bergner, and there was no one else on the lead lap. The scheduling was very tight for this weekend, and as soon as the track was clear the next group would be ' paraded on to the track to line up for the start. The paved oval track which is in front of the grandstands, is a small portion of the course. The off-road track flies off the end of the oval and runs along the pits to a broad hairpin and then heads back toward the oval, but skirts it by turn-ing left, along the edge of a corn-field, and out onto the back, zip-ping over a series of medium sized jumps., to a big right hander that leads into a double hairpin dubbe_d the "rhythm section" by the an-nouncers. Then it straightens up, pops onto the front straight of the paved oval, turns ri~ht, makes the big jump (or doesn t make it) and heads back toward the pits. For the start the cars were lined up on the paved dragstrip which runs through the oval. It's a kind of modified Le Mans start, cars parked diagonally next to one another, mo-tors running. The flagman has a tall perch on a giant tractor tire which buffers a big light-pole, and he has to duck behind the pole because the cars starting from the back of the lineup move way left to clear the traffic. The starts get to be quite ex-citing especially if someone at the front of the lineup misses a shifr or s tails his car. Saturday's second race was Class Ron Kar/man stayed out of trouble, had no mechanicals to bother him and moved into first place in 5-1600 where he stayed £or the win. Dusty Times

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Brian Collins first outing in Class 13 was a great success, beating out the other 17 vehicles in the class for a nice win. 12, which is the new name for the two-seat Class 11 buggies. These cars use mostly stock Volkswagen com-ponents, and they're one of the big-gest classes. There were 19 of them . out there for their first race of the season, but.several of chem came to-gether after the first jump, and only 17 managed to make the first lap. Glen Mathews was in the lead in his Phazer, with Paul Bore running sec-ond, and Tim Christensen third in a Johnny Greaves takes to the air in his decisive victory "in Class 7S, the Toyota moving further out in front each lap for a big win both days. Mirage. David Berns was fourth and Ryan Andrews ran fifth. Bore dam-aged his car going over the big jump at the end of the pavement, and headed for his pit. Mathews moved out, and now Christensen was second, with Gary Behrens, in a Terminator, up to third, picking up four positions in one lap. 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Mathews built h·1s lead a bu each lap, and unless he made a major er-ror, no one would be able to catch him. Behrens and Christensen hung firm in second and third, with Morter fourth. But Bob Blaney managed to sneak by Behrens on the fourth lap to move up to fifth place. Mark Peshek hit one of the big trac-tor-tire course markers and ruined his front end, while Tom Phillips, driving in his first race, started blow-ing smoke. At the checkered flag it was Mathews, Behrens, Christensen, Morter and Blaney, and none of the others were on the lead lap. The next group to line up were the 5-1600 cars, seven strong. At the flag they took off in a neat bunch, John Greaves in front in Joe Epper's nice car. But when they reached the east end of the course Greaves center punched one of chose immense tractor tires, it popped up and landed on his hood, and he was momentarily sidelined as he shifted to reverse to back out from under. T1m Christensen, always close, moved into the lead, with Ron Karlman, who hasn't been racing much lately, in second place. In third it was Terry Wolfe, now apparently all recovered from the broken arm that made him a spectator for much oft~ '96 season. Greaves was dead last. On the third lap, as they passed the pit area, Karlman got by Christensen and took the lead, and a bit later in the lap Wolfe moved up to third place. Greaves, pushing hard, was now fifth., and on the fourth lap he'd moved into fourth place. Scott Miller was parked with a broken tie rod. Karlman drove a steady race and avoided trouble, to start his year off with a win. Greaves moved up ag-gressively and at the finish had got back up to second place. Wolfe fin-ished third, with Christensen in fourth place. The 2-1600 cars were next to race, 13 of the 1600cc powered buggies took the green flag, and Michael Seefeldt had his Laser out in front as they finished the first crowded lap. Mark Steinhardt, in another Laser, ran second, with Ja-son Crowder third in a Taylor and Brad Erickson fourth. By the sec-ond lap Mark Krueger had moved up to fourth, and Sean Silver fell out with a missing right rear wheel. Now they ran in that order for four laps, widening the gaps be-tween themselves and the rest of the crowd. Krueger's car started to smoke a bit on the sixth lap, and Crowder had moved up to second, passing Steinhardt for the position. They were so strung out that they'd lost track of where they were in rela-tion to the others. When Seefeldt lost a wheel on the next lap Crowder went into the lead, but didn't know it. Behind him it was Steinhardt, Krueger, Michael Notary in a Hesco, and Dean Conkling. On the eighth lap Crowder tried to pass a lapped car and zapped a left rear tire, he got through the ninth lap and pulled into his pit for a fix, which moved Notary into the lead as Steinhardt dropped out. Notary had no idea he had the.lead. Conkling was second now, with Brad Erickson in third and Randy Rich fourth. Crowder had a really fast tire change and came back out on the same lap he'd left. Notary, oblivious to his pomion, stayed in front for the balance of the race and took the win, mighty Dusty ·rimes

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surprised when they told him he should go back to the announcer for his winner interview. Crowder had managed to work his way back to second, fee ling a bit foolish when he discovered he'd blown a sure win by rrying ro unnecessarily pass a lapped vehicle. In rhird it was Erickson, and Conkling was fourth. Ir was rime for the thunderous Class 13 cars next, and 18 of the big trucks lined up for the start. As rhcy flew over the first jump, (which they reach while they're still trying ro sort themselves out), there was a big tangle and Joe Zilisch rolled his GMC Ed Schultz was also involved and it made an early end to his race. Nicole Schleuter didn't get her Ford any distance at all before the igni-tion went belly up and she was out, so the field was narrowingJretty quickly. Evan Evans emerge from the fray with a broken balljoint and cie rod, as well as a flat tire on his Chevy, and he headed into his pit. Brian Collins ended up in front in his new Chevy truck, racing in this class for the first time. He was being chased by Lonnie Andrews in a Chevy, then Dan Baudoux in his new Ford, also racing in this class for the first time. Pat Flannagan ran fourth, sliding through the barrels at the end of his first lap, and fol-lowed by Dave Hockers in a Chevy. The action was fast and furious. The spectators loved watching the drivers try to set up for the right . turn and the jump just off the pave-ment. There was lots of sliding go-ing on. The rules required thatev-erv car must go over the jump, if they made the turn too wide they'd miss it, and then they'd be black-flagged for a stop and go penalty, so Scott Schwalbe was the man to beat as he carefully outdistanced the huge field in Class 9 for a great win in the Attig built car. it was worth the effort to try. And it the big truck had been easier to drive was entertaining to watch the at- than the Class 1 buggy he's been tempts. used to. Now Hockers was second, On the second lap Andrews with Flannagan third and Joe moved into the lead, with Collins in .OeGreef, nephew of Lowell second and Baudoux running third. DeGreef, driving the big Mark Deaton's car started to smoke, "ShaBoom" in fourth place. and George Schultz's Ford was not By now they were stretched out, moving at full speed. On the fourth lapped cars between them, and they lap Andrews went up in smoke and held their positions to the end. was out, with Collins moving up to Collins took the win, with Hackers, the lead again. Baudoux was now Flannagan, DeGreef and Jason second, and there was a hot battle Janusz coming in behind him. Evan for third place between Flannagan, Evans, who'd lost four laps with re-Ken Hallgren and Hackers. Hockcrs pairs, did manage a 9th place finish. ended up in third, but on the next The Class 7S trucks lined up next, lap took a black-flag penalty for with 16 small trucks ready to gee some infraction. Flannagan was their season started. A stand-out new fourth with Hallgren Fifth. team, in red and black trucks chat Collins' left rear tire started to go were reverse images of each ocher flat on about the sixth lap, but it were John Greaves andJeffKincaid, didn't seem to bother him much as both in Toyotas, and looking for a he threaded his way through lapped one-two finish to get their new as-traffic. Baudoux 's transmission sociation off to a big start. packed up on the same lap, and he When they completed their first was out, pleasantly surprised that lap it was Todd Attig in front, in his YOU KNOW DUSTY TIMES IS THE COMPLETE NEWSPAPER The normally neat looking Chevy truck of Jamey Flannery was the big Class 4 winner after many laps of crashing and banging. Jamey's truck must be radar equipped. Ford and Greaves ran second. Art Schmitt had his Nissan third, with Randy Eller in fourth and Kincaid in fifth. Jimmie Crowder's Ford needed a new left rear tire, and Tom Hoppock pulled out with mechani-cal problems. Greaves was in front on the sec-ond lap, with Attig dose behind him trying to regain his position. Schmitt pulled out with something broken in the rear end of his truck, and that moved Kincaid up to third, with Eller in fourth and Lee O'Donnell in fifth place. By the fourth lap they were already lapping slower trucks, but they hadn't changed their rela-tive positions. On the fifth lap O 'Donnell moved up to fourth when Eller lost four positions. They drove in that order to the finish, the distances between them gradually increasing, and finished Greaves, Attig and Kincaid. O'Donnell was fourth and Tom Hockers had moved up to fifth place in his Ranger. The'Class 9 buggies, powered by 1650cc motors, ran next. A lineup of23 cars funneled down to get over the first jump, and as seemed inevi-table, some ran into each other as they landed. Dan Baudoux's Mirage squirted up through the traffic, did a pirouette, rolled over and over and landed in the infield. Baudoux was all right, but the car survived only one lap. Scott Schwalbe jumped to the front in his Attig., with Joe Wutke and Phil Gourlie in hot pursuit. Trent Hanson fought off a hard chal-lenge by Todd Wallace for fourth place. On the second lap, as Schwalbe's lead grew, Gourlie, who was now second, had a little trouble keeping his car headed straight, but stayed in front of Wutke. Mean-while, Pat Dean had moved up sev-eral positions, a man on a mission. By the third lap, -as Schwalbe con-tinued to build his lead, Gourlie, ON EVERYTHING THAT'S IN OFF ROAD RACING HAPPENING AND RALLYING, SO\VHYNOT HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS EVERY MONTH? Dusty Times August 1997 Page 11

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Jack Flannery in his Chevy truck was able to maintain the lead in Class 4 on Sunday for the entire race and was the big winner for the day. Karen Christensen was the big winner in the Womens Limited Buggies, taking the lead early and holding it for the entire race in her tidy looking buqqy. love the excitement of the high horsepower trucks and the push and shove competition that almost al-ways develops. There were only 11 · cars entered in this event, but they all wanted to get to the same place at the same time, and some serious shoving took place. Ri9ht on the first bump Jack Flannery s· Chevy and Walker Evans' Chevy were bouncing off one another, but then things sorted themselves out, and at the end of the lap it was Gerald Foster in front in his Chevy, with Curt LeDuc second in a Ford, followed by Evans, and then Rob MacCachren in his Ford. It was slippery out there, and LeDuc spun around after running in to one of th.e Paula St. Peter ran the virgin Jimco to first place on lap 1 and there she remained course-marker tires. MacCachren spun for the entire race, taking the Womens Unlimited Buggy class with ease. out on the second lap, and LeDuc was Wutke and Jeff St. Peter were in a valved Bradley driving over Notary's again doing 360s also. Evans pulled tight knot, with Tommy Bradley in hood. into his pit to have a flat tire replaced. fifth in his Bradley and Dean right Schwalbe just kept going 'round On the fourth lap Foster was still on his bumper. and 'round. Dean moved up to sec- leading, and Evans, who'd come out On the fourth lap Schwalbe, seem-ond place on the sixth lap, with of his pit even with the lead, was ingly having no troubles at all, stayed Gourlie trying to regain his spot. giving the audience a thrill as he main-serenely in front while Wu tke Th h b t · d th Fl d en t ey egan to stretch out, and a.tne e pace. annery was secon moved into second, with Gourlie dJ Fl h. d · stayed in their positions until the an a.mey a.nnery rant 1r 111 an-and Dean now challenging for his finish. Schwalbe took the win, fol-other Chevy. Scott Douglas held spot. Michael Notary was now fifth lowed in by Dean. Gourlie, Wutke fourth place in his n_ew black, Ford. in his Hesco, with Bradley behind • O h fif h I K p b h d him. On the next lap as Schwalbe and Aaron Hawley, who, likf Dean, . n t e I t ap evm ro _st s ea continued to lead, Dean was on came out from Las Vegas to join in gasket blew, and he and his Chevy Wi k ' b d G 1· the fun. were out. ut es umper,an our1ewas now fourth. Notary pulled out with The SODA fans look forward to FoSter spun out and fell back to a flat, result of a collision that in- the Cl.ass 4 events particularly. They second, putting Flannery into the lead Valley Performance _ Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available .. Barbary Coast Class 2 Two Seater $45,000 Call Dave or Lenny at 702-247-1266 Page 12 3636 Mead Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-247-1266 with Jamey F. in third and Douglas fourth, and they ran in a tight pack, all trying to get through the turns at the same time. But it didn't last. Fla.nnery's motor ~ent away on the seventh lap at about the same time that Foster went up in steam and smoke. That left Jamey Flannery in the lead, with Douglas second and Peter Kowatsch third in what used to be Geoff Dorr's Ford. Meanwhile, Evans was sidelined again when his steering wheel off. Luckily the truck veered off into the infield where it mowed down a banner, but did no serious harm, and Walker was able to reattach the wheel. By now Jamey had a respectable lead, and it was pretty much follow-the-leader to the checkered flag. J a.mey got the win, followed in by Douglas and Kowatch, with Evans earning fourth and LeDuc, battered and dented, in fifth place. Class 8 fielded only seven trucks for the season opener, but it was a high-powered group. Brendan Gaughan was missing because he was attending his own college ~raduation ceremonies. As the trucks lined up, all neatly at an angle with their noses pointed to the left, Jed Flannery, last m line, held his Chevy back a bit, and pointed straight, obviously hoping to get a straight shot down the pavement when the flag fell. It paid off; every-one else tended to go wide to the left to move past the guy in front of him, and Flannery charged up the right side, and was third in no time at all. Dan VandenHeuvel took the early lead but Jimmie Johnson had his Chevy right on his rear bumper, with August 1997 Scott Taylor, his black and orange Ford . giving him a very new look, in third. Greg George had Mike Lesle's new Ford up in fourth, but it was appar-ent that they hadn't had time to get the rear suspension working right. They needed a lot more test time.Jed Flannery fell out for a couple oflaps. On the second lap Johnson took over the lead, but VandenHeuvel held on to second, with Taylor working on him. He didn't get by until the fifrh lap. Johnson had built a long lead by then, and was uncatchable. His spot-ter, Jerry Stansbury, sat up in the press tower calmly keeping him informed of every aspect of the race, so Johnson never had to go any faster than just fast enough to stay in front. That makes things a lot easier on both driver and car. Several of the other drivers had spotters also, sitting in the grand-stands where the view was probably as good, but the comfort level wasn t as high. Johnson, Taylor and Va.ndenHeuvel ran one-two-three to the end of the race, which a little before the 15 minutes were up, as the officials elected to throw the white flag a bit early to stave off boredom. George . was fourth, and only those four were on the lead lap. The Ladies buggies were next to take the green flag. There were six cars running in the Unlimited Class and eight in the Limited. In the Unlim-!ted group Paula_St. Peter _was deb~t-mg the new family car, a J1mco, built by Mike Julson who's known prima-rily for his successful a-armed desert race cars. The Jimco looked big and tall compared to the other buggies, but it moved right out in front with no problem. Ruth Schw.artzburg was second, and Leslie Anderser. ran third. Gwen Holmes, in a car she hadn't driven before, was having problems keeping her mount moving. St. Peter built a long lead, with Schwartzburg holding on to second and Andersen in third until the fifth lap, when Schwartzburg spun and fell back a position. Holmes continued to have trouble with her car. St. Peter had no problems with the new car at all, and went on to take the win, followed in by Andersen and Schwartzburg. Jenny Parsons was a distant fourth in her Soda Lite. In the Limited Class the leader was Karen Christensen, who moved right to the front, followed by Wendy Forbes, Tricia Schaut and Lorri Pozorski. They ran that way for two laps, and on lap three Powrski moved up to third as Schaut fell back. She moved up to second on the fourth lap, now chasing Christensen with Crystal Kozloski in third and Forbes in fourth. They ran in that order for the rest of the race, spreading out so there was little cha.nee that there'd be any pass-ing. At the finish line it was Christensen, then Pozorski and Kozloski As the afternoon show to a close the clouds were settling in and a stiffbreeze had come up. By the time the spectators were straggling out to the parking lot it had started to sprinkle, and ten minutes later there was a downpour. It was Wisconsin weather settling in for the·remainder of the weekend. It rained hard for a couple of hours, and then rained off and on through most of the night, but surprisingly, turned up dry, or at least, not raining, for Sunday morning. The tempera-ture had dropped about 30 degrees however, and spectators who'd worn tank tops and gone shirtless on Satur-day were wrapped up in jackets and blankets on Sunday. The wind blew from the north and the sky was an ominous grey. But it didn't rain. The course was a swamp, and practise was called off for the day. Rather, the lady racers were offered up as sacrifices to the mud gods. Instead of asking some non-race vehicles to do some mud packing, they simply let the track stay as it was for the most part (except for a little work down on the east end) and then started the Women's Heavy Metal event. It was slimy. There were 11 of big trucks for this event, and the first turn was a big chal-lenge, sending several of the cars side-ways in the wet. Nicole Schleuter, her ignition problems apparently solved., took the lead in her Ford, with Valerie Rehn in second and Brenda H ockers third. Robin Schultz was fourth in a Ford. Getting through the "rhythm section" was really nasty, and they had to be extra careful, or they slid off the edge and down into a ditch that was about two feet deep with muddy wa-ter. Samantha Votis spun out on the pavement and Rhonda broke down in the muddiest part of the course, and was parked for good. On the second lap Schleuter con-tinued to lead and now Schultz was second with Rehn third and Brenda Schuettpelz had moved up to fourth . They were beginning to space out a bit, clearly not able to follow close on each other's bumpers because the fly-ing mud made it impossible to see. As they neared the end of the fourth lap Schleuter·sJid into the ditch, but muscled the truck back up onto the course and held onto her lead. Schultz was srill second, with Reh~ in third and now Heckers was As if things weren't bad enough, Schuettpelz's hood flew up as she went over the jump, and blinded her. They continued t0 run in the same order for the next few laps, and then, on the white flag lap Rehn put on a burst of speed and sneaked past Schultz. So, at the finish it was Schleuter, Rehn, Schultz and Heckers. Of the 11 trucks that started, 9 fin-ished; a real feat considering the con-dition of the course. The SODA Lites ran next. These are the little one-seaters, loosely based on the original Odysseys, and pow-. ered by 70 to 90 horsepower motors, with top speeds of a.bout 70 miles per hour. There were nine starters, and for this season they're required to run the full course. !twas still very muddy. Kurt Callahan got the lead from the start, followed by Cory Friday, Holgeir Oksneva.d and Donald VanHoozer. But Friday had got up to the front by the end of the next lap, and Oksnevad was working hard to get around Callahan, who was put-ting up a good fight. By the third lap Oksnevad had moved up to sec-ond place. Now Callahan was third and Zane Roberts ran fourth. They held those positions for most of the balance of the race, out a bit, and gradually overtaking the slower vehicles. Rob-erts slipped down into the ditch at Dusty Times

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one point, a real crisis in such a small car, but managed to flounder back up to solid ground by himself. Friday went on to take the win, his second victory for the weekend. Oksnevad was second, followed in by Callahan and Van Hoozer. The next event was for the big motor buggies, Class 1/2, with 13 starters. The course was still very wet, and as they landed off that first jump one of the cars spun around and was smacked by a passerby. But for the most part they made it · through safely, and at the end of the lap it was Jeff Sc. Peter in front, and n.ow he was driving that new Jimco with which his wife, Paula, had won the ladies' event on Saturday. Brian Collins was chasing him hard, and Dan Baudoux was hot on his tail in his Mirage, with Aaron Hawley run-ning fourth and Scott Schwalbe in fifth. Hawley and Schwalbe were both running their 1650cc Class 9 motors in their cars. Still running in that order they got to the end of the third lap and, St. P~ter still in front, Collins got a bit wide, slid into the ditch, and struggling to get out· without drown-ing himself, he stayed wide the other way and as a result went on the "wrong" side of the course marker. It wasn't an advantage for him, but it was an infraction, and the next time around the officials black-flagged him and held him for a few seconds penalty. Still, it wasn't enough to let Baudoux catch him, Not ready to sacrifice herself to the mud gods, Nicole Schleuter put her Ford. out in front and plowed through the muck for a nicely driven win in Womens Heavy . Metal on Sunday. · though he closed a bit. On the fifth lap they still ran in the same order. Tom Bradley was down a lap after hitting one of the big rire·s and go-ing into the/its for repairs. Owen Walther ha trouble making the turns in his big truck-buggy, be-cause his throttle was sticking, and Larry Gourlie and Doug Hafuer had dropped out completely. On the seventh lap, with St. Pe-ter ;till leading, Baudoux 'got by Collins, and managed to stay in front of him even though he slid .down into the ditch for a while. Hawley was still running fourth, with Schwalbe behind him. St. Pe-ter "'as having a great race, with no problems, but now Collins was try-ing hard to get back past Baudoux, with no luck. At the finish it was St. Peter, in the second win for the car, then Baudoux, Collins, Hawley and Schwalbe. At this point it was announced that there would be a break while they gr~omed the track for the "T.V classes. Class 11 came up next, this time it was the single-seat version of the VW based buggies, which meant it was virtually the same field as on Saturday, but with no one in the passenger seat. 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STC-6001 !il j: E FLOATER NO BRG - LEATHER ............. STC-6010 2 ~ L FLOATER NO BRG - LEATHER ............. .STC-6020 ~ ~,.. ___ !al ______________________________ ~. • • •M~SON e BEARD SEATS • IPF • • . KC • . CIBIE LIGHTS e BUG,P-"!CK e REDLINE QIL e FUEL SAFE • OEM ·• SWAY·A:Wf\Y. • S&S ~:W-: ~ ► L Page 14 August 1997 Cory Friday was able to overcome (he slippery, muddy course at Lake Genera, holding the SODA Ute lead from the second lap on for a nice victory . as·waHace moved to the front and Morter tried hard to get back around, which he did, regaining his lead on lap three. He held on to it then for many laps, but there were some changes behind him. Wallace dropped back to third on the fourth lap and Glen Mathews moved into second place. Now it was Gary Behrens in fourth place, and Wojahn had dropped to fifth. Greg Stingle hit one of the big tractor tire course-markers and broke his front end, fin-ishing his race. On the sixth lap, with Morter still leading, and Mathews second, Behrens moved into third place, and Wallace dropped to fourth. Then Mathews took over the lead on the eighth lap. Behrens moved right up behind him into second place, and Morter fell to third, with Wallace fourth. They were working their way through lapped traffic now, and there was no more passing for posi-tion. Mathews rook rhe win, with Behrens, Morter, Wallace and Wojahn following him in. All to-gether, 13 of the cars were still on the lead lap. The next event was anoth_e.r big group, and 23 of the sing1e sear 1600 cars lined up for their race. Their start was a little crunchy, and Randy Pearson got tangled up with another car, which left him last of chose still moving. Jason Crowder had gone into the lead, with Mark Krueger in second, Mark Steinhardt third, Ramon Young fourth and Brad Erickson in fifth place. Behind them there was a --t right clump fighting for sixthJJa·ce. Crowder began to build a goo lead, and Steinhardt moved up to second, with Krueger third and nying to catch him back. Michael Seefeldt bulled his way through traffic, and moved into fourth place on the third . lap, and then up to third place on the sixth lap. George Halja, who'd had a flat rear tire, had got·down to no rear tire, and then went into the pits. And Kevin Feck had a broken front end. Crowder continued to improve his lead, and Steinhardt stayed in second place, bur couldn't catch him. Seefeldt held on to third, fighting off challenges by Brad Erickson and Michael Notary. Notary got a black-flag penalty for having run over the cones at the start of the race, and dropped back a cou pie of posi rions, bur he managed to regain them. Seefeldt got by Steinhardt on the last lap, but then Steinhardt slid by him as they got to the finish, to re-gain his second place . So at the finish it was Crowder, then Steinhardt, Seefeldt, Notary and Craig Pittman. There were an-other five racers on the lead lap. Class 7S was up next for their sec-ond go-roun_d, with 15 trucks in staging. By now the course was be-ginning to dry out and there was even dust in some spots, though the bog down in the rhythm section was nowhere near dry. There was no need for the water trucks this day. Ar the start Jimmie Crowder put his Ford out in front and just stayed there. He had Jeff Kincaid right be-hind him in his Toyota, and Todd Attig ran third in his Ford, with John Greaves fourth in another Toyota. There was a lot of close rac-ing and some banging going on in a three-way battle for seventh place, involving Randy Eller, Billy Bowles and Art Schmitt, who'd got a really poor start. · Crowder stayed in front with Kincaid behind him, and now Greaves was close up on Attig, while Mark Eberhardt fought off the ad-vances of Lee O'Donnell who had Schmitt right behind him, now in seventh. By the third lap he was in sixth place, and on the fourth lap he moved into.fifth place. Crowder still led with Kincaid chasing and Attig third, Greaves fourth. But as they neared the end of the fifth lap Crowder's truck stopped moving. For good. And the rest of them went on past. Now Kincaid had the lead, - G:t~ves had moved into second place, '.ittfigwas-th~rd and Schmitt ,was fourth, with Eberhardt in fifth place. But on the next lap Greaves moved to the front, Kincaid was now second and Attig third, with Schmitt trying hard to get around him. Eberhardt was still fifth. Before they completed the sev-enth lap Attig had pulled out, and as he headed down the back straight with Kincaid's bumper in his sights, Schmitt's left rear wheel took off into the cornfield, and he was finished also. Greaves and Kincaid now had a long lead, with Eberhardt running third and Bowles a distant fourth. And that's the way they finished, Greaves and Kincaid getting their one-two team win in their second try. Now it was rime for the Class 8 trucks again, and this rime 11 of t~em took the green flag under grey and stormy skies. Joe Zilisch spun · out at the start and landed at the rear of the pack until Greg George spun out and Scott Taylor ran into him. They got stuck together, and ended up dead last, while Jed Flannery held the lead with Dan VandenHeuvel behind him and Jimmie Johnson running third. On the next lap VandenHeuvel zipped past Flannery just at the jump and took over the lead, with Johnson still third and Bruce Shilts running fourth. James Hanson had a broken tie rod, Zilisch was our, and Robert Flanagan couldn't seem to get up to speed. VandenHeuvel moved out and Johnson gave chase, as Flannery dropped to seventh place. Now Tay-lor was up to third, but a long way back, and followed by Brendan Gaughan who had Shilts right on Dusty Times

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his rail. Ar the start of the fifth lap Johnson passed VandenHeuvel for the lead, right after the big jump. VandenHeuvel had lost his power steering. Taylor was still third and G~ughan fourth. They ran in that order through the sixth lap, and then Taylor's car quit down in the rhythm section, moving Gaughan up to third, and Shilts to fourth. George was a dis-tant fifth, his suspension not right yet. As Johnson's lead built, VandenHeuvel was obviously hav-ing trouble with his steering and sure enough, on the white-flag lap the hoses came off and he pulled out in adoud of smoke after hitting a big course-marker tire. Johnson had no problems, and took the win, folktwed in by Gaughan i•n second place and then Shilts. VandenHeuvel earned a fourth place for his completed laps, and George was fifth. . The Class 4 troops were next on the program, and this time there were 10 of them. Rob MacCachren, who'd_ discovered a fatal problem with his new truck the night before, had borrowed a backup truck from Mike Lesle, and running with plain-wrap white, was out there just to get what points he could. He was dedicated to staying out of trouble and getting a finish. Jack Flannery went into the lead on the first lap and immediately be-gan to put a lot of empty space be-tween him and the rest of the cars. Curr LeDuc ran second, with Walker Evans third and Gerald Foster in fourth place. JeffHolrger's truck was sick and made only one lap, and Pe-ter Kowatsch was also out early. Scott Douglas was trying hard to get • around Foster. Flannery ran smoorhly out front, followed by LeDuc and Evans, with Foster and Douglas putting on the best show. They were neck and neck virtually all the way around, sliding through turns together, treating the audience to a splendid display of clean, hard racing. But on the fifth lap Foster's rear end slid out in the big turn down at the west end, and before he could stop Douglas had touched him, p•Jtting Foster over on his side. Ir was the end of the best show of the weekend. Flannery went on in the lead, with LeDuc following in second and Evans in third. Douglas was slowly gaining on Evans, and on the final lap he went p~t him about two turns before the finish line. So it was Flannery in first, LeDuc in second and Douglas ip. third. And Douglas had certainly done the most actual racing, witli the help of Foster, who had been righted arid ~ad gone_on, but managed only an ·eighth place. The Unlimited Buggy Shoot Out was the next event, and only five cars showed up for this five lap win-ner-take-all sprint. Tommy Bradley started out in front, followed by Dan Baudoux and Joe Wutke, and they ran in that order for four laps. John Gaughan's car was just barely run-ning. Bradley stayed out in front all the way, Baudoux finished second and on the last lap Jeff St. Peter moved up into third place. The only Challenge race of the weekend was for the Limited Bug-gies, and there were 11 entries. They got their green flag a little after 4:30 on Sunday afternoon, and Mark Steinhardt got the hole shot, but had Michael Notary and Michael Seefeldt close on his bumper, then in another close group it was Todd Crump, Gary McGowan, Tom Surace and Craig Pittman. By the second lap they'd loosened up a bit and it was Steinhardt, Seefeldt, No-tary, Crump and Surace; McGowan spun out on the back of the track and dropped many positions. Seefeldt was closing slowly but surely on Steinhardt and on the fourth lap he got by him on the west end of the course Now it was Seefeldt, Steinhardt, Notary, Crump and Surace. George Halja, not having a good weekend, Las Vegas native Tommy Bradley fed the entire Unlimited Shootout, as evidenced by the clean car as he ran to an easy victory in the five lap event. WebCam ' Jeff St. Peter found the brand new Jimco to his liking as he raced through thE/ muddy course for seven laps, feacJng all the while for the cars second victory at Lake Geneva. pulled out with a sick sounding mo-tor. Seefeldt held on to his lead the rest of the way, and Steinhardt pro-tected his second place from Notary who tried valiantly to get past him. Surace moved up to finish fourth and Crump was fifth. 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Shane DeGroot chased first place in Class 6 all race long but never Joliet, IL is hometown to Joe Brozovich and he ran hard in his star John Greaves had a small altercation with a LARGE course marker, could get better than second although he tried lap after lap. spangled Ford in Class 85 and received a nice second place for his lost a lot of ground but got himself back up to second in 5-1600 by the efforts. end of the race. ------- ------------------Jason Crowder blew a tire passing lapped traffic while, in the lead, · Dave Hackers literally flies the big Ford in his chase of the leader in Todd Attig led the first lap on Saturday, slipped to second spot in pitted for rubber and still ended up in second spot in 2-1600. the Class 13 race, but even with all the flying he was only able to snag Class 75 and chased the leader for the remainder of the race, second spot. _s_h_ow_n_h_e_re_ in_tl..,,igc...h_t. _________________ _ Jeff Kincaid led tor a while in Sunday's Class 75 race but slipped to Pat Dean worked his way through the pack in Class but ran out of Scott Douglas took the Ford pickup on ifs maiden voyage at Lake second and chased the leader but never caught up and settled for laps and settled for the silver medal after a great battle with 22 other Geneva on Saturday, . worked up through, the group and finished in the second spot. cars·. r,: second spot, shown here cornering h,ard. · · · Curt LeDuc gave it all he had in Sundays Class 4 race but never Saturday's Class 8 race had Scott Taylor in his new look Ford chasing Brendan Gaughan, fresh from Collegiate graduation ran on Sunday caught the leader and was allocated to second spot in a hard fought the leader all race, but second he ran and in second he finished in in Class 8 and brought the big Chevy home in second place. Congrats contest. Class 8. ·on our raduation and your nice drive. ~::a::1:::::=:i~~-;::~··•·-:-·• ............................... -.-~ ·-·-·-·.·.········· :•.•.•.•.·.•.•.•-·.•.•.·.•.·.•;•. ·-.-.-.·.··············-· ·::::::::::::::::::·· · '?fW':W{rMim'f@fl::'' ·•::, {@'!(ii'?l)tti'i=MfWW ..... -~:t.?(:,:::::: :~-1.~?: :'::::.} Holgeir Oksnevad ran second in the SODA Lites class, obviously Dan Baudoux took over second place late in the race and there he Tim Christensen made it up to second place in Class 12, later hampered ·by an extra ton of mud he picked up during the chase. stayed for a nice finish in Unlimited Class, shown here in a wondrously dropped to third and that's where he finished in a hotly contested clean car. Dan also finished second in the Unlimited shootout. race. Page 16 August 1997 Dusty Times

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SNORE MIDNIGHT SPEC.IAL Carr's Car Carries Contest Jeff Carr was not .to be denied his win at the SNORE Midnight Special as he raced hard through the darkness and won the 1600 class as well as first overall. Congrats! A disappointingly low entry of thirty two cars went through Techni-cal Inspection and Contingency at the Hotel San Remo in Las Vegas for the SNORE/San Remo/KC Hilites 1997 Midnight Special, although enthusi-asm ran high as usual as the oldest organized off road racing group pre-pared to do battle for the umpteenth time in the desert surrounding Las Ryan and Roger Shank went out to win Class 9 at the SNORE Midnight and win they did, leading all four laps and winning with thirteen minutes in hand. Dee Val Towles ran in second spot in Class 5-1600 for the first two laps, then turned up the wick and went on for the win at the Midnight. Alan was declared the Sportsman Buggy winner after a third place finish and some ensuing problems in impound with the first two cars, but hell, a win is a win. Steve Robledo lights up the night as he cruises to a win in Mini Metal, turning good laps fQr a nice finish in the good looking truck. Dusty Times Vegas. The order ofbattle was Class 1, Class 10, Class 1/2-1600, Class 9, Class 5-1600, Sportsman Buggy, Mini Meral and last, but not least Sportsman Truck. Starting rime was just before dusk and away they all went to com-bat each other. There was only one Class 1 entered and Brad Thomas was first off the line, turning a very quick fifty -two min-utes and change for the first lap, just under an hour for lap 2 but was never seen again so mark him upDNF, cause unknown. Class 10 was next up and John Rawlings was first off and ran third after lap l, dropped to fifth on lap 2, fourth on lap 3 and there his saga ends, off the charts. Casey Jones was next to leave and he was second atter lap l, had the class lead after laps 2 and 3, fell to third on lap 4 and never finished lap 5. BJ Baldwin left third in class, was last on lap 1, third on lap 2, second on lap 3 and there he re-mained for a nice second place finish in Class 10. Robbie Goerke however took the lead on lap 3 and there he remained, turning some nice fast rimes and in spite of a gone astray valve cover and an insubordinate input shaft he held the Class 10 lead and took the checkers with over an hour in hand. Class 1/2-1600 was next up and although th'ere were six starters, the contest was between Jeff Carr and Robby Guevara as they battled fiercely all during the race. G uevera was the leader after lap 1, but only by less than a minute as Carr was right there, lap 2 saw (;uevara with a lead of a minute and six over Carr, about a minute and thirty seconds after lap 3, but on lap 4 the tables turned and Carr went into the lead by about three minutes and there he remained 'ril the end, taking the class win and the over-all as well. Jeff wanted to thank Webb Weld and Keith Underwood for their great pit help. Guevera tried very hard but had to physically pass Carr and put another minute on him on the road and the cars were closely matched so Robby settled for second, less than three minutes behind. Bryan F-ree-man, son of Kenny Freem an Jr. Kept his hand in the class standings but could not keep up with the first two fliers and settled for a long third. Dan Bradley only got in four of the five laps while Kenny Freeman had a hor-rible lap 2 and called it quits soon af-ter and Jay Shain never completed a lap. Class 9 was the fourth class to leave August 1997 Robbie Goerke was the big Class 10 winner, taking the class lead on lap three and running through the night for the gold medal. the starting line and ten strong they headed off into the night on their four lap endeavor, Frank Baird, leaving in eighth spot, was never to be seen -again. Mike MeGregor only got in one lap while Amanda Dixon and Todd Dukes finished two before calling it a night and leaving the battle to the re-maining six cars. Ryan Shank was the second Class 9 to start, he and his This Is the :Jystem run by most off road race winners brother Rodger split the driving chores and they were in the lead after lap 1 with just under five minutes in hand, finished lap 2 with six minutes on sec-ond place, picked up almost ten more minutes on lap 3, lost a minvre on lap 4 but took the big win with overthir-teen minutes on second place and had no real mechanical problems during the race. Randy Reid was second after TRI-MIi., BOBCAT QIROME 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR 3" S.S. TARGA MUFFLER . 132a~A,& &>ALE.AVENUE GAlU>&a. CA :902~ 1 310-217-ffl'3 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Page 17

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ran some fantastic laps, finishing in just over 'Earl ·wEist ·and Chris Morris had a great run througii .. iiie ·darkness, BJ Baldwin had a long first lap, last place in fact but slowly made up but a post race glitch had him end up in second place in Sportsman flying merrily along to a nice third in Class 9 in spite of a few problems time and ended up with a nice second place in Class 10. Buggy. en-route. · lap 1 and there he remained for the entire race after losing a shock on the second lap and all his lights on lap 3 but he soldiered on for a nice finish. Earl West was the next finisher in Class 9, had driving help from Chris Mor-ris, lost a shock and were high cen-tered on lap 3 for a while but got in their four laps for a third place finish. John Poling, Matt Cunningham and Tom Brown were fourth, fifth and sixth in Class being the last of the fin-ishers in Class 9. Class 5-1600 was next away and initially there was a hell of a battle going on between Dee Val Towles and Dennis Wesseldine, a dear friend to whom we owe a lot. At the end oflap l, Wesseldine had a lead of one sec-ond over Towles, over half a minute at the end oflap 2, fell to second on lap 3 and by the end of the race had lost an hour to Towles, who won the class handily. Towles said they started the race without the skid plate {how do you do that?) put it on and went on to win. Wesseldine had a horrendous fourth lap but we were unable to get the story on him. Mike Dunn started third, had a disastrous first lap, did a fairly good second lap but dis~ppeared from the charts on lap 3. The sixth class off the line was Sportsman Buggy, five strong and we had a hell of a battle all race long. Andre Gremm led the first lap by over a minute but only completed one lap. John McCormick was second, 22 sec-onds behind the leader, then came . Rick Duncan, Thomas Reck and Alan Romans. At the end of lap 2 McCormick was in the lead, Rick Duncan was second, about two min-utes behind and Romans was third. At the end of lap 3, Duncan had a solid eight minutes on McCormick while Romans continued in third. McCormick turned a Smoking 54 minute lap on the fourth circuit and closed the gap to two minutes but sec-ond place was as good as it got. Duncan turned aflatone-hour lap on the fourth and took the win with two and a half minutes in hand. Coming in a long third in Sports man was Alan Romans, almost an hour and a half out of first. Then the fun began: I'm not sure how it all happened but both Duncan and McCormick left the im-pound area {with their cars) and ei-ther went home or elsewhere and when it came time to check the dis-placement on the first and second place cars they were nowhere to be found, so, they were both penalized one position and that gave the win to ·Romans while Duncan and McCormick fell to second and third. 'Nufsaid about that. Mini Metal was next, only one en-try; Steve Robledo and Steve motored around in decent time for his four laps and was the class winner. Sportsman Truck was last off the line, here we only had one entry also . and Rob Ryan had a so-so first lap followed by a looooong second lap and Rob was never heard from again. It was a long night but the weather was perfect, the course was as chal-lengmg as ever and for the most part the competition was good. All seemed to have a good time, nobody got hurt and almost everyone went home happy. Next up for SNORE is August 1 • and 2 in beautiful downtown Ely, Nevada where we'll do ital! again, only this time a daylight race. See you. all there ... Robby Guevara led the 112-1600 Class for the first three laps, slipped Dennis Wesseldine led the first two laps in Class 5-1600, turning Randy Reid ran almost the entire race in second place in Class 9, but to second on lap 4 and ended up with the silver medal. some great lap times but a disastrous fourth lap put him into a long stHI had a good run, finishing twelve minutes in arrears. second place. Page 18 Flamingo Road & The Strip 8880:227-2279 Tropicana Ave. & Arville 800-675-3267 August 1997 West Flamingo. & Valley View 888-402-6278 Dusty Times

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SCORE TECATE BAJA 500 ,Ivan Stewart Wins With 8 Cylinders .4 B_y jud_y Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Ivan Stewart in the trusty Toyota with the new VB engine led the entire Baja 500 for a resounding win on his old stamping grounds, shown here streaking to victory in the Trophy Truck .. Ivan Stewart was back in Baja in northeast, and dropped back down · June for the SCORE Tecate Baja through the pine forest, past El Rayo 500, and he came back in grand and down to Highway 3 which it style. With a new eight cylinder crossednearCerroColorado.Ashort motor in his Toyota, he charged loop on the west side of the high-across the peninsula, in front all the way led back to the highway at the w-y, to celebrate his 52nd birthday Alamo Road, and then the trail by winning ~v~r~l as well as the Tro-wouna through the old familiar phy Truck d1v1s10n. · roads, dropping d~wn on to the The course was a big circle, start- highway at the "Goat Trail" just ing and ending in Ensenada, and .above Valle Trinidad. At Mike's Sky running through about 470 miles Ranch Road the racers headed up of rough Baja terrain. Ir started out -into the mountains again, all the way with a 60 mile stretch which looped to Mike's and p;ist it a bit, to turn over the Tecate highway twice and north again, dropping down out of then brought the racers into the the hills, through the river and past Ojos Negros area. Then it wound Simpson's Ranch. When they were Damen Jefferies with brother Casey in the right seat had a fairly trouble free day, avoided all the car catchers and won Class 112-1600 with over 40 minutes in hand. almost back to Trinidad the road turned west and dropped down gradually to Highway 1, crossing at Llano Colorado, and going straight out to the beach, where the road headed north again. After a smooth run along the beach the road turned inland and went through Santo Tomas, then Uruapan, and eastward through Tres Hermanos and back to Ojos. From that point the trail back in used the same 60 miles that had started the day. There was a 19 hour time limit. A fierce thunder storm soaked the area around Ojos Negros on the night before the race, leaving mud · and puddles to confound the un- · wary racer. Race day was cloudy with rain threatening all day, but it held off until very late, or actually early in the morning of the second day. Only some of the limited classes who were finishing late had to deal with rain on their way back to the finish. For everyone else the weather was fine. As they have been for every race in the series so far this season, en-tries were up for the 500. Last year a total of 159 cars and trucks took the green flag, this year they totaled 170. The Trophy Trucks, with 11 en-tries, were first off the line starting at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Stewart, his new motor giving his truck a very un-Toyota-like sound, was first on the road, and he was still in front Mark McMil/in was the big winner in Class 1 at the Baja 500, spending the entire race in a hard fought duel for the position in his Chenowth. when they got to Ejido Jamau, 203 one pit they sprayed it with WO-miles into the race, not far from Valle 40. Otherwise, everything went as Trinidad. At that point he had a lead planned. But he couldn't relax, be-of just a bit over 15 minutes on Jeff cause when he swung back through Lewis in his Chevy. Lewis had been Ojos Negros on the way in, Lewis doing a rain-dance the previous day, was still only 26 minutes back, and hoping for a lot of mud which running healthy. Ramos, who said would give his four-wheel-drive his only problem was the Water com-some advantage. But the rain storms ing into the cab when he went had been very local, and he didn't through puddles, was still third. have a whole racecourse of mud fo Stewart took the win, finishing at play in. In third it was Ed and Tim about 5:20 on Saturday afternoon. Herbst in their Ford. Larry Ragland, He was delighted with his new mo-in a Chevy, had already been stuck tor, and pumped up about getting for hours, and was out of the race. another win in Baja. Lewis ran afoul At San Vincente, on Highway l, of a booby-trap a few miles before which was 314 miles into the race, the finish, and bent his drive shaft Stewart still led, but Lewis was still ~n a big rock. He had to take time to there, only 24 minutes back. Stewart make repairs, but still finished sec-was having no serious troub_le, and ond, about 38 minutes behind him. was stopping only for fuel. All told It was Ramos in third, another hour he stopped four times for full fuel or so later. Lerner and Brant did fi-loads and a couple times for splashes. nally finish fourth, and Kearney was His crew was pleased to find that fifth, only 45 minutes shy of the the new motor used less gas than cutoff time, but apparently he'd ac-rhe old six-cylinder. He got 3.3 miles complished what he set out to do. per gallon. Behind him Lewis was The Class 1 unlimited cars started also stopping only for fuel. By now next, also going off the line one at a the Herbsts had fallen back and Juan time, 30 seconds apart. When they Carlos Ramos, in a Dodge, had went through Jamau the lead be-moved into third place. Danny longed to Doug Fortin in his V4 Lerner and Ron Brant were replac- Chevy powered Chenowth, and he ing their Chevy's transmission up on had less than three minutes on Frank the road out of Mike's. Curt LeDuc, Arciero in Bob Gordon's 6 cylinder who led the Trophy Truck points Toyota powered Chenowth. In third goingintothisrace,wasfulfillinga it was Mark McMillin, in a commitment, and racing in Antigo, Chenowth powered by a 6 cylinder Wisconsin, in the SODA series. He Porsche, while Mike Julson ran had John Kearney driving a Stock- fourth, in his Toyota poweredJimco, Mini Jeep in the Trophy Truck divi- and Ronny Wilson and Lee Patten sion as a stand-in for him, in order ran fifth in their Jimco. Troy Herbst to get at least start and finishing has a new car, a sort of mini Trophy_ ·points. Kearney, very aware that his Truck, with a fully injected eight cyl-truck was not as quick as it ought to inder Ford motor and an automatic be to start at the front of the pack, Ford transmission. With the same planned to drive about a quarter mile motor and transmission combina-from the start line and park for a tion as that of his brothers' Trophy while until all the quick buggies and Truck, he'd have use of their spares trucks had gone on their way. He and vice versa. Unfortunately, he lost was apparently also having prob- the transmission early in the day and !ems, because at San Vincente he later broke a balljoint, and finished was about six hours behind the very late. leader. Fortin and Julson both disap-The only thing that needed any peared in the next section, and at attention at all on Stewart's truck San Vincente the lead belonged to was a stick throttles rin and at McMillin, bur he had only 35 sec-onds on Arciero and Gordon. Wil-son and Patten were now third, about 25 minutes back, followed by Nick Baldwin in a V6 Chevy pow-ered Aceco. Charlie and Rudy Townsley ran fifth in a Chenowrh with an Acura NSX motor. They were making up for time lost with early brake repairs, and they were nursing a slippy clutch. John Herder, winner of two races this sea-son, was fighting some kind of elec-trical problem that was blowing up his batteries. Darren Skilton had one flat and an oil fire to keep him on his toes as he wended his way around the course for yet another win_ in_ C_la_s_s_3_. ________ _ Mike Jakobson was jubilant with his Class 5 win as he ran trouble free most of the race and ended up with an hour and a half cushion after a great drive. At Ojos Negros McMillin had al-most a three minute lead, but then at the top of Guadalupe Wash he flattened a rear tire, and lost time putting on the stare. Gordon, run-ning in front o McMillin all day, Dusty Times August 1997 Page 21 .4.

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Edmundo Fernandez ran without brakes tor part of the race but soldiered on to take the Class 5-1600 win with over fifteen minutes to spare. because of his number one start po~ racing in Class l /2-1600. In fourth sirion, got to the finish line first, and it was Charlie and Rudy Townsley, waited nervously, watching the rime. followed in by Baldwin in fifth McMillin slid across the line about place. three minutes later, close enough on Class 8 was the next bunch to corrected time to give him the win take the green flag, and they had a by one minute and 23 seconds. Wil- close race going for the early miles. son and Patten were third about 45 When they arrived at Jamau, Dave minutes later, reporting one flat and Westhem, in his Chevy, was in the enjoying their best finish since lead. But Dale White was breathing switching to Class 1. They'd been down his neck from 38 seconds ........ 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Collins was only a· little over four Sourapas and Lund were fourth and minutes further back in still another Sourapas, who's driving a truck this Chevy. Whit~ had run out of gas year fo~ the first time, having been a about a half-mile before his first pit, buggy man for years, noted that the but team mate Collins had come truckisnotlikeabuggy. "It'sahand-along and pushed him in. Mike ful." he said, and went on to report Lund, in Steve Sourapas's Dodge, that it's a "whole different driving was fourth, and Dave Ashley and style, and I'm still trying to get used Dan Smith were about three hours to it." Ashley and Smith, reporting down in their Ford, feeling frus- problems with ''stupid little things", traced and trying to get their season finished fifth. going. Class 10 was next off the line, and At San Vincente White was in the they didn't have a very good day. lead, with four minutes on Westhem . and his co-driver, Randy Salmont. They had not quite two minutes on Collins, who was having problems with his carburetor linkage - and that's not all. It seems that when he stopped for fuel he'd change to new rear tires, and invariably the air gun would jam and lose him a few more minutes. Lund and Sourapas were still fourth. Ashley and Smith had some flats and got caught in a big traffic jam up by Simpson's Ranch, and still ran fifth. Bill Hernquist in his Jimco and Jim Pierce and Jim Kirk, in a Toyota Raceco, were out with blown clutches early in the ·day. And the team of Rod Muller and Mike Halliday, .in the Pontiac powered Jimco, also disappeared early. But Chris Harrold and Kevin Basore, in a Honda Powered Jimco, were mov-ing right along and had the lead at Jamau, with about a half hour on John Phillips in his Dirtrix. In third place it was ·the team of Ron and Travis Brookshire and Todd Barnhall in a Jimco, about nine minutes fur-ther back. By the time they reached San Vincente Harrold and Basore were about a half hour in front of Phillips, who'd tried_togo out around a rolled vehicle and ended up high-centered in the weeds. He'd had to use his jack to get the car back on the ground. Basore had also had a mis-adventure, having driven off the off-camber turn on the way out of Simpson's, and then having to find his way out oft he chasm. The Brookshires and Barnhall were an-other 37 minutes back, and Barnhall had fallen into a ditch and claims to have run back down the course five miles to get someone to tow him out. Nearing the end of the day Harrold and Basore reached Ojos Negros with a 46 minute cushion on Phillips, and he was 28 minutes up on Brookshire, Brookshire and Barnhall. And Harrold and Basore went on to get the win, with just under an hour's lead. Phillips, who said his car ran great all day, was sec-ond, followed in by the Brookshires and Barnhall, who reported having four or five flat tires. In the new SCORE Lite class, now mostly being called Class 12, the early leader was John Watkins in George Erl's Raceco. Ht: had a lead of 34 minutes by the time they'd reached Jamau. Tom Ridings ran sec-ond in his Mirage, but he had brake problems and ran with only one brake i·n front for most of the day. In third place it was Scot Jones in a Jimco, and Cain Smead was fourth White, who had no flat tires, but found lots of puddles and mud, ha~ a lead of five minutes when he got back to Ojos Negros, and it was still Salmont and Westhem in second place. Collins was a little over three minutes behind them now, and a flat or a mi.ssed turn would make the difference in this race. Sourapas and Lund had bent a drive shaft, but still ran fourth, with Ashley and Smith in fifth. Dale White's Chevy wasn't this clean at the finish line but he won Class 8, finished White made no ;rrors,; thought the race course was great and took the win, finishing fifth in the over-all standings (counting Trophy Trucks). Westhem and Salmont, who felt they'd done really well for what Salmont described as a team of "hobbyists", were second, and sev-enth overall. Collins was third, and while he was disappointed that he and his teammate didn't get their one-two finish, he was delighted to get any finish at all. This was the first time he'd seen a checkered flag in a Baja 500: He said he was sorry August 1997 third overall tor a very successful day The neat looking Class 9 of Daniel Mora was the big winner at the Baja 500, having a fairly uneventful day and finishing with almost two hours in hand. Dusty Times

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Chris Harrold and Kevin Basore led Class 1 o all the way, had a misdirected adventure but came on in for the win in their Jimco. · in a car he hadn't even owned until Wednesday. He cook delivery Thurs Back down around near the beach Watkins and Erl, who drove the second half, still had a half-hour lead, and it was still Ridings in sec-ond place. In third it was now Smead and his co-driver, Ty Godde, who were having a good day. Jones and Eric Perkowski, who drove a section in the middle of the race, were fourth. Erl, _who ~eported havi'?-g a good race w1ch Ridings, also said he had some trouble passing the slower Class l cars, but otherwise had no me-chanical problems. He had a lead of just 10 minutes at Ojos Negros th~ second time. Ridings had been lose . for a few minutes when he missed a left turn, along with some cars in ocher classes, but he was still second. In third it was Godde and Smead, with Perkowski and Jones in fourth, and they'd been lose in the same area as Ridings. Erl and Watkins had no problems beyond an early flat and sticky throttle, and went on to get the win, finishing over an hour in front of Smead and Godde who moved up co second when Riding's day turned nasty. He got to within-about seven miles of the finish and broke a front trailing arm. He and his crew worked for about two hours trying to fix it, but when he started off again it fell apart again. So they put a rear tire on the other side and he went on three-wheeled. He got about two miles down the road and slid off a hill, in a dead spot for the radio. He was pare on, mostly off, the course, and h~ couldn't get out of the car because every time he moved it slid a bit further down. Finally his crew, looking for him, got to a spot where they had radio contact, and as they hustled co get to him he radioed chat they didn't need to bother, a chase crew had j use come by and they were pulling him back out of the ravine. HONDA ·,~~,.:\::;;:;:;~~ ·-··:····:··\:··❖-•.=.-.~~-;-:-:, The George Erl, John Watkins Raceco was the winning combination in the SCORE Utes class and in spite of throttle problems they finished with more than an hour in hand. He'd been there about an hour. The good samaricans got him up on the course and as they worked co untie the tow scrap they'd used, a lace run-ning Class 8 truck came by, narrowly missed chem, and tore off the rem-nants of the wounded side of the car. At chat point Tom radioed to his crew that lie wanted just co gee co the finish. In the meantime, Jones and Perkowski had moved up to finish third, and Jason Cobb and Ron Dallke, in a Raceco, were fourth. Ridings managed a fifth, three hours behind the first place car. In the Pro Trucks, which were next co stare·, Steve B~rlow had the early lead in his Ford. He had just a bit over four minutes on Scott Steinberger in another Ford, and then i c was abou c 4 5 cil Mike Cook came along in Chuck Harris's Chevy. Harris, who finished the Primm race with stomach pains, is still recover-J ing and had driven just far enough to earn points, and then hopped into the chase truck. Cook, who usually rides with H.µ-ris, was having a good race for his first time at the wheel. When they came to San Vincente icwas still Barlow in front, and his lead was a skinny six minutes on Steinberger and his co-driver, Todd Clement. In third it was now Ryan .Thomas in a Dodge: . Cook ran fourth. As they headed through Ojos Negros for the final time Steinberger and Clement, who'd had a broken front shock for a while, were now in front. Barlow was a very close sec-ond, less than a minute back. Cook . was third. Steinberger and Clement lost a coil spring in addition to the shock, but they kept on pushing, thinking Barlow was close behind them. They crossed the finish line first, and ic was nearly a half hour before Power . Barlow got there, reporting he'd slid off the side of a mountain in the final few miles, and lost time get-ting back up on the course. He was second, and Cook and Harris were third behind him, about a half-hour later. None of the ochers finished. The Class 5 cars cook off next, and George Seeley, who had drawn number 50 I and should have been first off the line, was lace, and didn't get his car out onto the road until 15 minutes after his clock started ticking. He then had all the l/2-I 600s and his friends, Godde and Smead in their Class 12 car, co gee past before he was reunited with his own class. What a way to start the day. Mike Jakobsen had the lead at Jamau, and he was having-a smooth day and had 31 minutes on Seeley (15 minutes of itself-inflicted) who was second. In third it was Enrique Ruiz, only two seconds behind Seeley. Everybody else in the class had already fallen away. Jakobsen was having an unevent-ful day, and had built his lead to 47 minutes by the time he got to San Vincente. Now it was Ruiz in sec-ond place, and Seeley, who'd had to rebuild his steering box at the top of the "goat trail", near Valle Trinidad, was trailing by three hours. Jakobsen continued to run problem-free, and took the win with a margin of about an hour-and-a-half. He was grinning ear-to-ear and declared that he had his car '>di-aled." Ruiz got second place. Mean-while Seeley rolled his car before Santo Tomas, and while he didn't lose much time there, he decided he'd better concentrate on getting a finish. 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Marcos Nunoz powers by the local scenery on his way to a resounding victory in Class 11, finishing almost two hours in front of the competition. Scott Steinberger took the lead in Pro Truck class at Ojos part two and they took the checkers with a half hour lead in spite of some suspension problems. Robert Hayley drives defensively on his way to a nice win in Stock· Full Class, Steve Williams was the Stock Mini class winner, in spite of_ a rollover early in the having only a few flats to hinder his progress and he gets in with four hours in . race he finished with a 45 minute cushion. hand. hours behind second place. In Class 1/2-1600 the early leader was L.J. Kennedy in a Porter, and he had about 45 seconds on Darnen Jefferies, in a Jimco, when they got to Jamau. Robert Landry and Michael Bell were third in their Jimco, about 16 minutes later, and they had Jim Nuckles, in a Sus pen Kennedy and the Landry/ Bell team disappeared in the next section and Jefferies took over the lead. He'd been saying all season that his car wasn't working right, but he seemed to have it all working just fine this time. Nuckles and his co-driver, John Currier, were second, ; full 23 minutes behind. Nuckles had been having some ignition problems. In third it was Brian Maginnis and Randy Ross in their Mirage. Maginnis will be remem-bered as the unfortunate ·soul who center-punched a cholla cactus in the San Felipe race and was.nailed to his seat for several hours. This rime he was avoiding cactus at all costs. In fourth it was 'the team of Scott Webster and Jim Dizney, in Dizney's car with Webster's motor. Dizney had been slowed by early ignition trouble. The team of Jim Fishback, Sr. and Jr., ran fifth in their Neth, after Sr. had run out of gas and lost 45 minutes. Jefferies, who drives all the way while his brother Casey rides all the way, stayed in front, avoiding flats and having no mechanical trouble. He had 32 minutes on Nuckles and Currier at Ojos Negros. Now Webster and Dizney had worked up to third, and Ross and Maginnis were fourth, about four minutes behind them. The Fishbacks were still fifth, another 10 minutes later. the class in the final few miles. Webster "fell off a mountain» and some of the others were involved in a traffic jam. Nuckles and Currier, who reported having run off the road a lot during the day, made it to the finish line in second, 42 min-utes behind Jefferies. Maginnis and Ross were third eight minutes later, followed in by Webster, less than a minute behind them,-his motor smoki'ng and popping after doing 13 miles with no fan belt. The Fishbacks finished fifth. All to-gether, 14 cars in this class got to the finish line. It was almost like old times. Class 7 started behind the 1600s, and only one of them made it to the finish line. Larry Roeseler had his Chevrolet out in front from early on, and was an hour and 20 minutes to the good by the time he'd reached Jamau. Gary Mecham had his Ford in second place, with Bob Land in another Ford just five minutes be-hind him. When they got to San Vincente Roeseler, who'd stopped midway to have his fading brakes bled, was over five hours in front of the next car. Now that was Land, and A.J. DeN unzio and his dad, Herman, were about 25 minutes behind him in their Toy'ota. Mecham was an-other hour and 15 minutes back. As they rounded the top of the course and came through Ojos again, Roeseler ran almost six hours in front of the next car, which was still Land. But the Class 7 gods were snoozin', ?r they'd expended all their good fortune on Roeseler. He was the only one to get back to the finish line, and he did it _in style, finishing fourth overall, or sixth counting the Trophy Trucks. Class 7S followed their zoomier brothers off the line, and Don McCarthy had his Ford in front at Jamau, with a lead of just 13 min-utes on Javier Sacio in his Nissan. In third it was Malcolm Vinje and Mark Hansen in their Fora. Bob Graham and_ Brady Helm ran- fourth, after Graham had set their Toyota on its side in the Pine Forest. When they reached San Vincente Sacio had the Nissan in front, with a lead of four minutes on McCarthy, who was now having to stop fre-quently to add oil. Graham and Helm had recovered, thanks in part to Leo Brown who drives a Ford in Class Stock Mini and had stopped to pull them back up on their wheels. They were now third, and Vinj_e and Hansen were no longer movmg. Sacio, who'd had Rodney Howe drive through the pine forest, was 45 minutes in front by the time they came back to Ojos Negros, and it was still McCarthy in second and he was still adding oil, and he'd lost his power steering also. Graham and Helm ran ·a close third at this point. Sacio and Howe, who had no flats and no mechanical trouble, went on dean to take the win. Helm and Gra-ham moved up to second place, fol-lowed in by a weary McCarthy. He'd had to 'have his co-driver add his muscle to the job of turning the steering wheel, so tired was he dur-ing the last few miles. He'd also dumped 30 quarts of oil into his motor during the day. In the Stock Full trucks, which were nel{t to go, the early lead be-longed to Robert H~yley in his Ford. He had about 40 minutes on Marc Stein, in another Ford, who ran sec-ond atJamau. Christine Reno and Manny Esquerra, in another Ford, had gone just five miles before break-ing an axle and retiring for the day. _ And Dale Sykes ran third, but was four hours down, in still another Ford. His brother, David, was an-other early DNF, in another Ford. At San Vincente Hayley, who'd had Craig Stewart drive a section midway through the day, ran four hours ahead of Stein who was still second. Dale Sykes was now only an hour and 10 minutes in back ofhim, in third. Hayley and Stewart were having place, and now even Dale Sykes was gone. Hayley and Stewart went on to take the win, with Stein four hours and 23 minutes back in sec-ond. The Stock Mini class started out with a bang when Deputy Steve Williams rolled his Ford at Mile 80. His passenger badly injured a finger in the rollover and had to be air-lifted to an Ensenada hospital where repairs were made and he was de-clared O.K. and later released. Will-iams, in the meantime, had gone on. But Leo Brown had put his Ford into the lead, with about seven min-utes on the Sheriff. Greg Foutz ran third, but was two hours down in another Ford. At San Vincente Williams had re-gained the front of the pack, and now had about six minutes on Good Samaritan Brown, who was having · some brake problems. Williams had suffered no damage in the rollover and the truck was running fine. When they came through Ojos Negros and headed toward the fin-ish, Williams' co-driver, Will Bartlett was at the wheel, and he was now almost exactly a hour in front. Brown's co-driver, Mike Horner got in for the last 60 miles. Foutz was another two hours down. Williams and Bartlett, who had no further trouble, not even flats, sailed on to the finish line to take the win, with about 47 minutes on Brown and Horner. Foutz was re-ported to have w\led in the last sec-tion, and did not get to the finish. Class 5-1600 was a big group, with 25 entries for this race, but only nine of them would make it to the finish line. The lead at Jamau be-longed to Eric Pavolka, but he had · only five minutes on John Brindell Pavolka held on to his lead through San Vincente, and he'd put his brother, Shane, in for the second half of the day. He'd broken a brake line and an oil line. They were only a little over a minute in front of Brindell and Hughes. In third it was still Fernandez, who had brake prob-lems also. Arambula was steady in fourth place, and Castro and Carilla were still fifth, only 40 minutes be-hind the leader. Somewhere after Uruapan, where the road winds back up toward Tres Hermanos and then Ojos, Brindell slipped off the hill, then rolled over and slid down to the bottom of a ravine. His car was invisible to pass-ing traffic. He and his passenger were O.K., but their race was over. Our unofficial score keepers lost track of Fernandez up at Ojos, but we know he was at least near the front, if not in the lead. Then came the Pavolkas, and following them, Mario and Elias Ledezma. In fourth it was Arambula, with Ernie Negrete and Gerardo Iribe only 19 seconds behind him. Fernandez, who said he had "no brakes, and no problems", went on to take the win, finishing 16 min-utes in front of the Pavolka broth-ers, who now have two firsts and a second for the season. In third it was The 60 miles from Ojos Negros to the finish were fraught with haz-ards but Jefferies made it through, reporting nothing more than a taped-up c.v. boot to slow him down all day. He astounded the finish line denizens by showing up in 13th overall (I 6th when we count the Trophy Trucks). Meanwhile, some of those hazards caught the rest of Ed Graham ran his sportsman Class 12 car all day long, finishing in front after a grueling 18 hours out on the course. Enrique Troncoso flies across the desert on his way to a nice win in Sportsman 5-1600, the only one in the class to finish. Dusty Times August 1997 Page 25

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.,. Jsff LlltYjs w., a contsnder all day in his Chevy T,-ophy T,-uck, ran afoul of a tank _: trap·near.~'llnish buf came in second tor a good days run. ' , Arambuli.-~d then Negrete and Finisterre were apparently third, but lribe;. 14.;" later. The it's.hard to know for sure, since our . Ledeimas;'wlio'd been running on unofficial timers seemed to have · three cylinflers aq,dhad a hard time missed some of these folks. · getting up the last hill, dropped to They miss.ed Mora and Fisher at · ·· fifth ptace. - • Ojos Negr<?5 the second time (maybe ,\·, Cl~s 9 JJ:arted_.nexc and in, chis they were ~ing_coo fast), but caught · group.the eil,[)Y, leader was the team ... Hovey anfCh.r1stensen, and almost =., of Eric ._fl~lier~~ -d Daniel Mora in ; ·. an hour ;t,ehind them, the Ralco. of ., their'- ,'G,Ji~inowth : M-,rtiri - RaulAguiar.Th~ymissedElizaheth / Christen~ri .~d C~u!=~ Hovey were , Way~ and.hctr _co--driver, Jesse Miller, -· second in cht:it' Rai:eco after a rollover · in che~r Chenowth. Every one else and a tranny seal replacement, with failed to get fhis far, apparently. Ed McLean and Ralph Finisterre At che finish line it was Mora and third in their Jimco. Jesus Luna and Fisher, and they'd had extraordinary Bill Rodriguez had looked good at luck this race, because as they sat in Mile 80, but then a balljoint broke the post-race tech there was a loud and the steering wheel whipped snap, and a torsion bar gave up. around and got Luna's hand, badly Hovey and Christensen, who'd not bruising it and making it nearly use- been so lucky, were second an hour less for driving. and a half later. In third it was At San Vincente Fisher and Aguiar, and 21 minutes behind him, Mora, who were finding their rear just 19 minutes before time ran out, suspension too sofi: for this trip, were it was Wayas and Miller in fourth, . still in front, and Hovey ran over an and the last in the class to finish. hour behind after having to replace In Class 3 the Scout of Dick Sasser a broken torsion bar. McLean and and Gene Curiel was out early in ' , <\ ...... •'"-... .. Page 26 Bob Gordon and Frank Arciero ran way up front all day but lost first place by one minute, twenty three seconds in the Chenowth for yet another Class 1 second place. the day, leaving the playing field to Darren Skilton in his Kia. He had no major problems, but did have a flat on the trail out of Mike's, which created a traffic jam. He also had a small oil fire, which was quickly ex-tinguished, and completed the en-tire distance to take the win in 14 hours and 51 minutes. Skilton drove all the way. · There were 10 Class 11 cars, but only two made it all the way. Still, they gave it a good try, and most of them got more than halfway around. AtJamau the lead was in the hands of Marco Nuno-z and Norberto Rivera, a Mexicali team. In second place it was Gilberto Patron and An-gel Barajas, followed by Miguel Hara and then Gerardo and Fernando Montijo. Eric Solorzano, usually at the front of the pack, was reported stuck in a deep ravine at Mile 98. When they got over to San Vincente i.t was still Nunoz and Rivera in front, and they had about August 1997 35 minutes on Patron and Barajas. In third it was now Carlos Murillo and Hector Navarro, followed by the Montijo team. Mark McKinley and Mark Terriguez ran fifth, and a dis-tant sixth was Victor Barajas, who usually runs up front. At Ojos Negros number two, the Nunoz/Rivera team had nearly two hours on second place Murillo and Navarro, and the Montijos were third according to our unofficial score keepers. At the fin.ish line it was Nunoz and Rivera, who re-ported they'd had electrical prob-lems and had been stuck for an hour not far from the finish. Murillo and Navarro were second, almost two hours later, and none of the others made it in.' In the Sportsman classes, Walter Prince and Doug Browne didn't get their candy-striped Raceco to the finish, but Ed Graham made it back in his Class 12 Sportsman car, fin-ishing just a minute and 40 seconds before he would have run out of time. Thomas and Wallace Dunbar from Louisville, Kentucky couldn't make it to the finish, nor could Jeb Becker and Zach Glazener, from Texas and Oklahoma: both teams were in Sportsmen 1600 cars. In Class 3 Pedro Vargas and Daniel Brisken didn't get their Chevy back around either. . The 5-1600 Sportsman car of Enrique Troncoso and Rudolfo Valenzuela made good time, and would have been in eighth place if they'd run with the Pro division. But_ Adolfo Ayala and Victor Gonzalez, Dolph Hatfield and Stephen Ramsey, and David and Sam Van Ness, Don Carlos, and Juan and An-tonio Munoz all failed to finish. The records don't tell us what happened to Doug Naylor in his Sportsman Class 10, or Rod Fantelli in his Sportsman Class Stock Mini. The racers agreed chat it was a tough course, with varied and de-manding terrain. They liked most of it, though there wasn't a lot of affection for the last few miles be-fore the finish. SCORE moved on to the Barstow Fireworks 250, and then they head for Laughlin, Nevada, site of the Laughlin Challenge. Note that the date for this event has been changed to September 26th through the 28th Many thanks to our helpful unof-ficial score keepers; the nice folks with the BFG relay team. They give me invaluable information regarding the racers' times through various pits on the course, and other miscellaneous facts· also. 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Tom Currier and .Jim Nuckles said they ran off the road a few times John Phillips eats some dirt and carries on for a nice second place Cain Smead and Ty Godde Raced wonderfully well, they had only during the day in their Lothringer but still managed to salvage second in Class 10 in his Dirtrix and survived being high centered as well. had the car a few days but they finished second in Class 12. in Class 112-1600. Steve Barlow led the Pro Ti'uck class early on, but slid off a hillside Chuck Hovey and Martin Christensen had lots of troubles during the Enrique Ruiz ran in second and third place all race long and finally late in the race and ended up in the second spot. race, but hung in there and finished a nice second in Class 9. ended up taking the silver medal in Class 5. Leo Brown led the Stock Mini Class for a while, had his share of Eric Pavolka and his brother Shane led most of the race in Class 5- Carlos Murillo and Hector Navarro drove the keen looking Class 11 problems and ended up in second spot in the good looking Ford. 1600 but some broken piping had to be repaired and they happily to a great second place, being the second of the only two cars that took second place. _fin_,_.sh_ed __ in_ c_las_s_. __________________ _ Dave Westhem and Randy Salmont in the ever good looking Chevy Brady Helm and Bob Graham ended up in second spot in Class 75 Marc Stein was the second place finisher in Class Stock Full, having finished second in Class 8, only a few minutes out of first place. after laying the Toyota on its side in the pine forest and considered it suffered some problems before San Vincente but was glad for the a great finish. _n_ice_fi_n_is_h_. ____________________ _ ====, ======:=::::rrr:=:::======•:•=····· Brian Collins had air-gun problems during his tire changes but took George Seeley didn't have a great time this race, getting a late start Walter Prince and Doug Browne didn't make it to the finish line this third in Class 8 and finished sixth overall for his FIRST Baja 500 and having other problems but he carried on to take third in Class 5. time but .the ever popular car and driver always rate a picture. finish. Dusty Times August 1997 Page 27 ~ ..................... ... I

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SHORT COURSE RACING AT ESTERO BEACH Seventy-Three Do Battle in-· Baja By Vicky Galindo Rodrigo Ampudia flies the ever handsome Class Rodrigo won the Pro Truck class as well. •.❖:❖: :::\f\ '········,·· ,••,··············· ~~$7'.' -The Nissan owned by Gerardo Novelo was driven to a first place finish in Class 7 Open by Craig S~wart_ shown here in front of a crowded grandstand. 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 "Fasf-filf" dump cans. Both new products ·can save you race time. Race Smarl-Be Safe 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 9191 O • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 Page 28 Photos: V. Vidal (Photomen) In our January I 996 issue we portrayed a profile of _Baja California's Off Road Race Cham-pion Gerardo Novelo. We will ·now portray Gerardo N ovelo's new profile as a Race Pro-moter of the recent SODA format Short Course Race that took place at the Gerardo Novelo Raceway lo-cated at Estero Be.ach Hotel Resort in Ensenada, Baja California on April 25, 26 and 27. · The response shown by the Off Road Race fans in Ensenada was not a surprise at all since this sport has been a way oflife for the Ensenada people for the past 29 years. How-ever, this race was a totally new ex-perience for the local racers and for the almost 15,000 fans that literally poured into the Estero Beach grounds for this unpreceden red event. This race awakened the inter-est of several racing organizations from Mexicali and Tijuana and this could be the start of a new venue of short course off road racing. For starters, there were 73 entries in 13 classes including cars, trucks and motorcycles. There were three heats for each class: first heats on Sat-urday at l :00 p.m. for IO minutes. Second heats on Sunday at l 0:00 a.m. for 10 minutes. Third and fi. nal heats on Sun.Jar .. c 1 :30 p.m. for 20 minutes. The point system of this race is added to the San Vicente Ferrer Point Championship Series that is directed by Ramon Castro. The greatest highlight of this race was the participation of the 73 en-trants, among them Rodrigo Ampudia, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Matt Tedder, Jorge Soto, Craig Stewart, who raced Gerardo's truck, Conor Swanson, David Hendrickson, Carlos Arce and Carlos Ibarra. Rob MacCachren who flew directly from Las Vegas dropped the green flag on the last race of the day. Rodrigo Ampudia had an outstanding per-formance giving the fans a great thrill while competing against Craig Stewart for first place overall. Mo-torcycle world champion Matt August 1997 Rodrigo Ampudia was a busy guy at the Estero Beach short course race, competing in his truck and shown here on his way to the win in Class 1/2-1600. Tedder was an overall winner and once more demonstrated his great skill, crossing the finish line on the last heat performing a 600 foot wheely and getting all the fans on their feet cheering his great feat. Craig Stewart getting used to the Novelo Nissan truck. In the two pre-vious heats, with an incredible per-formance in the third heat, fighting back to back with Rodrigo Ampudia and Carlos Ibara, getting the crowd excited and finishing in first place in Class 7 Open. The Rally Class, which entered 15 cars, was one of the most excit-ing and unpredictable races of the weekend. With Jorge Soto and Octavio Velarde sharing the lead back and forth and putting their vehicles to the limit on a very de-manding and difficult 1.5 mile race track. And finally the well known Jorge Soto from Argentina, won the roam event and took home the rally trophy. ,,,,,;,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,=,,,,,,,,,,(t:::$11trr:rn:11:fili~!:::i1::l::~!;i1::i . . bavid Hendrickson was the big winn~r in Class 5-1600, shown here on his way to the checkered flag in the well prepared Baja Bug .. First place in Class 75 was the Toyota of Carlos Arce, shown here saving W91J/ and tear on his tires on his way to the gold medal in class. --~~ Juan Carlos Ibarra was the overall winner for the weekend in Class 10, taking home the Gold medal for three heats well run. Dusty Times

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Juan Cobas, shown here flying his good looking car fought hard in Carlos Ibarra gets the Ford pickup up in the air, seen here rushing to Class 5-1600 but was on/ able to t second lace at Estero Beach. second lace in Class 75 after a first heat win on Saturda . The absolutely gorgeous car of Martin Garibay was only able to grab second place in Class 10 but it certainly was first in beauty. •:::::::::: ...... \::::::::::::::::::::::·::·::, .. ·:·:::{;.;:: . •'•'.❖'•'•'•'•'•'•'•·· ······•❖·•··· ··········❖·• ····· Hecto, Maymes ;,;;;,.~ lap pass m the 1ma1'!~ C,a;J Sfewarl and Rad,lgo A-show,,,,.,. locked la """"8t as took his one second lead and he was put back to second place in Porfirio Gutierrez fought a lo,:,g hard battle for the lead in Class 11, but the dirt and rocks shower all those behind them during their race to Class 11. . whi:m it was all over he had to settle for third place. the checkers. NEW IN '97 ... from WELD RACING® ~ODULAR Specialty Racing Wheel • Mud Drags • Sand Drags • Truck Pullers • 4x4 Trucks• Dune Buggies, Etc.· • True 3-Piece o u Design ... A Genuine Racing Wheel. • Super Strong ... Nobody Builds a Stronger Racing Wheel ! • Super Light ... Lightest Wheels Available! . e Really Wide ... From 3½" to wide in 15", 16" and NOW 16.1" • Versatile Fitment ... 4,5,6 and 8 Lug -Back Spacings from 2" to 8". • Fast Service ... All Order ,$/l-2 \ Shown with \ Optional Double \ Bead-Lee™ Built within 5 Working D . • 8 Prices $ 2 2 9 0 0 ~ · Starting at each f Racer Direct: • }-800-488-9353 Dept. SR © 1997, Weld Wheel, Indu stries 9 3 3 Mulberry St., Kansas City, MO 64101 816/421-8 040, Fa,c:: 816/842-6747, Web Site: Page 30 -----------------------A class battle. developed on the Mayme s . third heat between Class 11 drivers The showdown was known. This Conor Swanson and Hector wasaheatchampionshipon the line Conor Swanson was the big winner in a hotly contested battle for the Class 11 honors and in spite of a few problems in the last heat he got the overall win. Jesse Miller emerges from the dust on his way to a big win in the Safari Class after a lot of contenders for the lead had been sorted out. -Matt Tedder of Motocross fame was the big winner in the Class Open Motorcycles, winning all three heats and certainly adding to the prestige of the Estero Beach Race. August 1997 and the entire class made it a race worth standing up to see. The field was seven Class 11 cars strong, wait-ing anxiously for the green flag. With the green flag Conor Swanson got the lead. Hector Maymes in sec-ond place like a sticker on his rear bum per, saying "get out of my way." Swanson feeling the pressure. Oh no, the killer fourth corner takes a bite out of Swanson, throwing him in to a full 360 degree spin and Maymes could maneuver and got the lead. Porfirio Gutierrez was try-ing to get closer to Maymes. In the fourth lap, Swanson passed Gutierrez, getting close to Maymes for the lead. When the white flag dropped Hector Maymes had a one second lead, the difference from Swanson. When _they got to the tenth corner, battle to hattle Swanson· managed to get the checker flag. You can always count on Baja Cali-fornia bringing out a strong num-ber of Class 5-1600 Baja Bugs. We weren't let down this time, with six of these Off Road Classics taking the track. From the beginning we knew that Dave Hendrickson was going to take the championship trophy, driving a perfectly prepared short course Baja Bug. Juan Cobas and Carlos Aguilar fought the second place _battle swapping posi~ions, bumping each other, managing to continue holding the pressure be-tween them. Class 7S was an exciting class to see. Carlos Ibarra and Carlos Arce from Ensenada managing to main-tain a distance from each other like a mom kissing her baby, not letting go for the entire race. In the first heat on Saturday, Carlos Ibarra got the checkered flag. In the second heat on Sunday morning, the battle continued. Two hundred yards from the finish line, Carlos Ibarra broke his right front spindle. Carlos Arce managed to win the second heat. On Sunday afternoon the crowd cheered these two drivers with a standing ovation, waiting anxiously for battle number three to begin. Carlos Ibarra got the lead. For the first three laps Carlos Arce woke up saying to himself, this race is mine now! Passing Ibarra in the main jump, closing on him in the fourth corner, managing to get the lead. When the white flag dropped, these· rwo good gentlemen drivers, Dusty Times . - , ... ..__ ... ,.._;1,.....__ ___ .. ~_.,,, ····•-----...-a&A---tr ...... -.:.:a .. rm...-.m••·•--=--• .. ........................................... ._. _______ ·-------.......-.---------------.

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_ ,i ~---it~!~i~2~~jj ~'.:::';':;:ii:\'.,:i~::i:~~;~::®wr;,;;;:~·':1;;1;::1:::m'::::::mt:Jtrrr:rn,t?··~~1~-:"'~''',',·.~--,~,,~.,.,: .. Gerardo Nov~lo is all s_miles as he presents qraig Stewart with his Alfredo Arambula and Jesse Miller duke it out in front of the fans _ . .-. . ··.·-···.··'·'''•'·••:-: •. • trophy for winning Class 7 Open at the inaugural Estero Beach Short during one of the hotly contested heats at the Estero Beach Short How many pec>ple are out on the cours~·ar a short course race? Course Race. Course Race. : ,•'.' count thirty ffv(! in this picture and wei'~ sur11 there are a lot mr;ire; with their aggressive talented atti- Class ~pen Motorcy':'es . heats in a row, wi~ ~cardo Cruz in lot of guts. Alfredq }1;~1:t,a,fJna fin- somi: ,il.t;~f!'irching he decide.{ tudes, managed to finish the race, was the biggest class with 18 start- second and Oscar Hale in third. ished in first place, ·cw.~-yai'ds ahead pro.lll(J_tfRkt,#2 at the Estero Carlos Arce winning the champion- ers. Th~ well known Motocross . Class 80cc motorcycles combined · _ of Marcos R~~¥.i:~.:~'rd Sal- · · -~~~~~--l~_. 4 ~ -d 5, 1 ?9_ ~i:-ship in his Toyota truck. Champ10n Matt Tedder from wuh ATV. Alfre49 Horta Pena, vadorHeman<lq. ·,~,-·:{t•;. ~:~.f:l;i, ner 1nformat103:1 Class 1/2-1600. The reknowned Montcl_air,_ CA! took ~he le:i,d from Marcos Bernall~z, Salvador _ Gerardo.~ye~(~~tcd-'. .. , that .. _,,dii_ ''i.{upt'.·;· ,)_·~ evettt'_ call Q,l.:. p<>pular legend named Ampudia got the ~egmnmg, mcre:15mg h1~ speed, Hernandez, all t~:~om Ensei:iada \he first Esre,~..peaif~~9,ourse __ . ,'..>~_{]--6~2.:., ... ;[:\ •• / ~ .,. , · m the starting line. Sharing his cock- lap ttmes and managmg to wm three shared the lead forth with a was such a ~ousmg~~~d after ;;,.~.:f. . ·;fl· .. ·• · , pit with Junior Ampudia and let- · · · · ' · · '" · ·· · ~•. '· · ' ring everybody know that he is back in the 1/2-1600 class! Remember-ing all the Baja championships that he has won in the 80s and the be-ginning of the 90s. Surprising his competition_and·managing to take the lead from the beginning all the way to the white flag drop, Increas-ing his speed and lead noticeably and in corner number eight mis-judging, he hit a white humungus tire and rolled his vehicle. But still, he managed to finish in third place in the first heat. Getting ready foi: Sunday morning's second hea·t, Rodrigo Ampudia finished in first place. For the main event, Rodrigo Ampudia, Bill Lawrence and Eduardo Blancas, the three amigos sharing the leads and thundering the class championship with a battle to battle, and Rodrigo taking home the trophy. Hold on to your shorts, Pancho! Class 9 Baja 500 Champion Daniel Mora with his famous and popular Highway Federales Buggy, started a beck of a race, with Lobsan Yee, Jesse Miller a.nd Alfredo Arambula all fighting for the lead. Bumper to bumper, chassis to chassis, with all the spectators in an uproar, Mora managed to get the lead. Lobsan Yee, behind him, and fighting through-out the race was waiting for Mora to make a mistake. Right at the finish line jump, Lobsan Yee with a head of steam, passed Mo.ra and crossed the finish line, winning the event, taking the Class 9 trophy. There is a story about the Safari class, and we definitely have to give a detailed account because of the amazing things that happened in this race. After having raced back and forth, sharing the lead, hitting bumpers, shaking their chassis, etc., which had all the spectators on their toes, Daniel Mora Jr. fainted 20 yards before the finish line. He fainted while pushing his th1f,otde all the way down, in top gear, and jumping the finish line without even being aware ofit and continu-ing to race at high speed, jumping through a ditch and a fence that di-vides the race track from the RV Park, landing his race truck in space #408 which was fortunately empty. -Still unconscious and winning the heat. To the scene rushed spectator~, rescue teams, Dr. Alba the race phy-sician, the traumatologists, etc,, and Daniel Mora Jr., came out unscathed . from this heat. This did not deter him from continuing his racing on Sunday afternoon. Everything would've been picture perfect ifhe had won the main event but that would've been a fairy tale. Jesse Miller took home the Safari trophy, Dusty Times ' com onents live through desert off-road racing -~ Pro-Billet Distributors• What use is a powerful ignition if you can't get the sparks to the cylin-der at the precise time? 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The Vo/kswage,; GT/_of David White and Ben Greis/er was the first car in Group ?-enjoying a great hare and hound ·chase to the final stage and they won by six seconds. Who'.s out of shape? Not Bill Malik and Farina O'Sullivan as they Se/cuk Karamanoglu and Tony Lumino make the dirt fly beneath the persistently pursue first place in Group 2, a great chase for the . Eagle Talon on the Rim National as they run to third place in the Volvo 240 but they had to settle for second in the Group. Open Class. Rim of the World National Pro Rally Henry Joy and Michael Fennell power the Mitsubishi Lancer through a corner on their way to a great win in the Rim National Rally, finishing with a bit over eight seconds in hand in Open Class. Fifty miles north of Los Angeles, drier, climb in-and go for a two and California, lies the always expand- a half hour spin. As rough and chal-ing city of Palmdale. Palmdale grows lenging as the roads are Rim is not due to the aerospace industry and normally known as a car-breaker. has a large influx of former Los An- Sure, it tends to prematurely age a geles residents who commute to car, but if you already have a good work from here in order to sive their suspension, strong transmission and families better living condinons than reasonable kidney health you'll get in the city. For a small faction of to the end. people Palmdale is the home to the This year Rim was a wonderful Rim of the World PRO Rally, has course with some pleasant changes been for many years, and judging in store for those who return every by the reception we continually get year. Five stages would face the teams from the city every May, we will call the first night, the first stage being it home for many more years. Indian Canyon which we have not Twenty-nine teams came from all seen since 1992. The second stage over the United States, plus teams was a combination of two stages nor-from Mexico and Japan, to challenge mally used, the later half of Magic the Rim roads. To properly simulate Mountain and Messenger Flats, the cruelty that is Rim I would sug- turned into one long stage, the joy gest throwing two pounds of dirt here was that Messenger Flats was and small rocks into vour clqthes in better shapµh~J&yog_e h.µ ~('.n CACTO"s RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL. SHOEI, SIMPSON Helmets: SNELL 95, SA 95 for SODA Complete Blowe~ Systems f"o~ Single or Dquble Seat Cars. Helmet Convenlons. £QDI.Bous . . __ Fronl.$2~;00 · Helmet&. SlJd since it was used first in 1992. Aliso Canyon followed, a fast rollercoaster ride of a stage, then the final Pacifico and Little Rock stages which are nor-mally favorites however this year the uphill first half of Pacifico was quite washboard. The second day was the best of the best stages in the Lake Hughes area, all the favorites and one new stage that has only seen one divisional event so far back in Sep-tember, Charlie Ridge. To say that Mike Gibeault laid out the best course in many years is an under-statement. Mike and Paula Gibeault have been organizing this rally since 1984, when they resurrected the event last run in 1977. Since this time it became the cornerstone of the California Rally Series divisional series, then a daring National in 1989, and now in 1997 it is con-sidered one of the premier events on ------------------------.-:::;:•·::······=··=•:•-:•:•··--··:'''':''t:!ti:iii}:: ---!ih !tf !:J _ Carl Merrill an<i Lance Smith relentlessly pursue first place in the Ford Escort RS in the Rim National but they were unable to overtake and settled for a great second place in Open. the Michelin PRO Rally schedule. A new headquarters hotel greeted competitors as they rolled into town in the day preceding the event, the Palmdale Holiday Inn. The new · headquarters offered everything one could ask plus a dirt lot adjacent to the hotel where a half mile road was plowed into the field and an exhibi-tion run before cars left for the Fri-day night stages drew a large crowd, the stage did not count towards the rally scores, but a wonderful show was put on by all. Open class was abundant with talent and horsepower as 11 cars started the rally; seven would fin-ish. Henry Joy/Michael Fennell drew first blood on stage one, which was sponsored by Del Taco Restaurants, by turning fast time and winning the $ 100 prize. Paul Choiniere/Jeff Becker were next in the new Hyundai Tiburon just nine seconds behind. Selcuk Karamanoglu/Tony Lumino were third another 12 sec-onds back, however the hope would be short-lived as the turbo broke on . the Eagle Talon and they dropped behind quickly. Carl Merrill/Lance Smith were close behind in the n.ewly shelled Escort Cosworth however a coolant leak forced Merrill to slow as to not destroy the mega-bucks engine. The Japanese team of Hiroyuki Genta/Yakuaki Nomura were close to Merrill which was not surprising as they told us that Rim roads are very much like the roads used in Japan for rally even ts. Ray Hocker/Lynette Allison had the Subaru flying on stages one through three, getting as high as third in class before a their transmission in the Five Star Travel Subaru became a box o' neutrals. Vartan Sam uelian/ Ara Manoukian are a local team with a potent Eclipse GSX who were buzz-mg around the top five all rally long. 1:,omplete Unt of PYROTE.CT, FILLER Saf Ptv Products & ,)Bil:, MOTORSPO~TS, We-lllllp iri>s Dally . s.1.s:ta:,p~n-~vg, ~ San_l;;>i,gg2.: CA~ ~2117.~~1¢79-2509 Sam Bryan and Rob Walden came down from Washington state to pilot the Saab 900 Turbo to a fantastic first place in Group 5, Saab's presence becoming stronger each event . The battle however came down to the TAD Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer of Henry Joy and the Hyundai of Paul Choiniere. Choiniere, never one to stay behind anyone long took the lead after stage two and added to it every stage that night. His lead was one minute and three seconds going into stage six. Joy lost only half a second on the first stage on Saturday, and then gained back 12 seconds the next stage. Choiniere claimed back a handful of seconds on the follow-ing two stages, Joy grabbed back an-other 20 seconds on stage ten when the Hyundai had a rear wheel come off. Luckily service the next stop and the Libra Racing team repaired the car and sent Choiniere and Jeff Becker back out for the final three stages. Paul won the next stage by 30 seconds, mostly due to his being first on the road, the dust was hor-rible on this stage. Coming down the penultimate stage a strut broke on the Hyundai and their hoped for sixth win in a row never happened. Henry Joy and Michael Fennell cruised home the winners in an event Joy likes very much. Carl Merrill worked his way into second place and overall, once the water leak was fixed his time deficit was severe and he drove a steady pace to keep in touch with the leaders, which paid off as he fended off Karamanoglu who worked his way into third in class and sixth overall after his turbo was repaired. Vartan Samuelian showed good form and speed as he claimed fourth in class and seventh overall. Mike Whitman/Kevin Linville worked hard to get their Ford Sierra Cosworth to the finish line in fifth in class and ninth over-all with a large cushion on sixth place Page 32 August 1997 Dusty Times

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George Pisek and Mark Rathsam set the Saab 99 up for a tum on the Rim National as they drive to a nice second place in Group 5. Paul Choiniere and Jeff Becker led their share of stages in the Ken Cassidy and Sean Gallegher opened up a good lead on Sunday Hyundai Tiburon during the Rim National but mechanical disaster in Production GT class until a high center operation lost them three struck twice and they were forced to retire. _ _ _ __________ _ Ken Stewart/Floyd Schrader in a Chevy S- 10. Production GT class was a two car battle for the majority of the rally. Mitsubishi versus Subaru is normally seen when the World Rally boys gather in some exotic location, how-ever our own mini battle of the WRC giants was waged between Ken Cassidy/Sean Gallegher in their Galan t, and Lee Shadbolt/Paul Eklund in their Impreza, complete with automatic transmission! The Subaru showed the way the first night as Shodbolt nabbed a minute and a halflead after five stages. The next day Cassidy picked up the pace and got the lead for the first time after the second stage of the day. Cassidy would improve on the lead to almost two minutes with one stage to go. The final stage saw Cassidy park\ the Galant on a dirt mound · near a spectator comer for three min-utes, and there the lead went back to the Subaru for good. I?roduction class was an easy vic-tor>i7 for Pete Morris/Eric Oyague as they took advantage of the new rule allowing any year vehicle to com-pete in the class. Their 1973 Toyota Corolla proved that the Japanese_ manufacturer was as adept at build-ing strong cars thJn as today. Pete Morris is a focai competitor who has been starting to win on a very regu-lar basis locally. Group 5 s.tarted nine cars at Rim, five would finish. Early it was dis-appointing that the expected battle never really took shape as the four favorites quickly became two favor-ites early on as Lon Peterson/Bill Gutzmann blew an engine in stage two, Bruce Newey/Matt Chester lost a head gasket in stage four. And even then the battle was short-lived as in the fifth stage Ralph Kosmides/Joe Noyes dropped back when the Ruby's Restaurants Toyota Supra be-came stuck and lost eight minutes. Sam Bryan/Rob Walden have showed in the first two events this year that the Saab 900 is the car to beat in Group 5 this year, and he is the driver to beat. Sweden smiled on Palmdale as George Pisek/Mark Rathsam bagged second spot in a Saab 99. Kosmides overcame some flats and a trailing arm problem to gain third place in class. Lesley Suddard/Anne Thomas brought their Dodge Ch~er from Delaware and· nursed an ailing engine into fourth in class. Group 2 was a classic battle for the win between David White/Ben Greisler in a VW GTI and Bill Malik/Farina O'Sullivan in a Volvo. This represents the long debated battle between front and rear wheel drive, German cars versus Swedish cars, a Dentist versus a Mechanic. The lead see-sawed between the lead players every other stage the hrst night, but a convincing final two stages put White/Greisler in the lead by 46 seconds. Jeff Griffin/Danny Williams, the winners from Prescott in this class last year were just five Lee Shadbolt and Paul Eklund came down from Oregon in the Subaru lmpreza complete with automatic tranny and they grabbed first in GT. ':&~ ~ ' i ' ' . ,··s '\:· ,~,:=, ...... ,,, __ .,,,. Iii~!"'.'" '.&~ ·";;~}> 111118 They don't get older, they get better. The motto of Pete Morris and Eric Oyague as they reverse lock the vintage Toyota Corolla during the Rim National, winning first in Production. Dusty Times more seconds back from the lead battle as the MultiPack VW GTI of Tony Chavez/John Elkin motored into fourth. The next day the battle resumed for the lead. White took off on stage six and added 30 seconds to his lead over Malik/O'Sullivan who were starting to get concerned about their transmission. Griffin had a flat tire on six and dropped behind Chavez and then on the seventh stage the Volvo suspension cried "enough!" · and left the team out of the rally. Chavez/Elkin had a shock break on seven but trudged on to service for a quick fix. The drama was not over for stage seven saw White 's tempera-ture gauge read nearly 300 degrees, luckily for him his sponsor, Red Line Oil can handle the heat and no dam-age was incurred. Malik gained back almost a minute on the red hot VW team, and on the next stage reas-sumed the lead in class. Chavez went into stage eight with the shock ab-sorber fix but it did not hold as half-way through a nine mile stage the shock again broke and he and Elkin would have to run the GTI that way another six mile stage until service and a more perma-nent fix. White and Malik came out of stage ten_ with the Volvo leading by 40 ~econds, however the Volvo transmissio~ problem intensified and Malik was left with first gear only in stage, fourth gear could be manipulated in transits, but not in stage. The tw~sty nature of the Rim roads left Malik with a shot at re-taining the lead with his high first gear, but White was strong and fast, . -Welder/Generntor EW171 • -tOO0 Watt \Vd der/(;c:nerator •· Honda 11 HP OIIV Cummc:n:ial . • HX)U walls of l•JWt:r Enb,ine . · • . • 170 AMP DC ior \Vekhng • Oil Alert' • Oil Alert " ... • ~nlull.Ult.."'llU~ A(· / 1 JL u ~c: • Automatic Idle ' and the winner as the rally ended with him in the lead by six seconds. Malik fended off Chavez/ Elkin in the closing stages and retained his second place finish. Pete Lahm/ Jimmy Brandt overcame eight min-utes of downtime from the first night-to nab fourth place. Richard. Losee/Ken Livingston also finished after troubles on the first night for a top five in class in their VW GTI. When all was said and done Rim saw 20 of the 29 starters finish the · event, an admirable ratio for this rally. What makes Rim special is not only sponsors like Michelin; · America's Tire Company, Dd Taco, . and Toyota Racing Development; but the legions of workers who do their job so well and an organizing staff that knows what we want and what the public wants. RACER DISCOUNTS PARTS .SHIPPED BY UPS DAILY I . I ... HONDA MOTORCYCLES • SCOOTERS 11111111. _ ATV'S _•~~N~R~~~R_s_ . ~~ "-', BMW MOTORCYCLES ,, 1 •••!I!! ·' SEA DOOWATERCRAFT qi'<. BILL ROBERTSON + SONS. INC. 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ANNUAL ltUZZ BOMB 150 Gary. Hamlin/Steve Mamer First Overall Buggy and Class 10 '..J . Jody Gleason First Truck and Class 8 Photo;: C&C Race Photos Steve Mamer and Gary Hamlin drove their neat looking Class 10 car to the overall win at the Buzz Bomb 150,taking the lead :m the second lap and never giving it up. Round Two of rhe six race 1997 l'RT Superstition Championship Series was run on March 10th at the Plaster City BLM Staging area near El Centro CA. Former ATV cham-pion, Steve Mamer with Gary Hamlin ·drove their Class 10 buggy to the overall honors after a dog fight with Ron "the Flyin' " Brookshire and Todd Barnhill. Gary Hamlin turned in the fastest car lap on lap 3 of the six lap race with a tad over 29 minutes on a27.l mile loop. B2TW Mike Hart sponsored by Sam's Mo-tor City of La Harb a came from be-hind to win the unlimited class. Af-ter a four year hiatus to rebuild hi_s truck Jody Mason came back to dominate all the trucks. Ray Macmillan, 1996 Sports Utility Champion, finished second truck. The odds on favorite to win, un-less you were in team threats pit, was Chuck Hovey. The wide open fast track seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered for his unlimited car. As a matter of fact, on the first lap Mike Hart, in the B2TW unlimited car agreed. He said his car was run-ning the best it ever had, the sus-pension was working great and yet Chuck Hovey just kept getting 'I.,OIJGII OFF-ROAD FUEL CELLS smaller and smaller and finally out of sight. Looks like second is the best I can hope for unless he breaks; sighed Mike. And he did. Taking advantage of Hovey's gremlin attack was Ron "The Flyin'" Brookshire (1001) in Class 10. Af- ,. ter one quick trip around it was Brookshire by two seconds over Gary Hamlin (1002) followed by Mike Hart, Todd Barnhill (1003) and Chuck Hovey. Only 28 seconds set>arare,a this Next time Bob and Usa Landry led 112-1600 all the way, fending off some challenges here and there but continued for the class win near Plaster City. Adam Pfankuch and Larry Kern overcame some last lap problems to hold the lead in Class 9 and were the very happy winners at the FRT Buzz Bomb. it was Hamlin four seconds out in Brookshire had rolled tumbling dice -front of Barnhill with Brookshire at the King of the Desert and now seven seconds off the pace. Barnhill was not about to be out Mike Hart had dropped back due done. Within sight of home check to a flat tire and Chuck Hovey was on the fourth lap he did a spectacu-replacing parts. It was now Gary Jar tip over tommy due to power Hamlin's time in the barrel and with steering failure. While he was out of a lap clear of dust and traffic he the race and unscathed, much to ripped off the fastest lap of the race. Todd's dismay no one had any pie-Securely in the lead he turned the cures. driving over to Steve Mamer who Meanwhile, Off Road Bob brought it home First Overall as well Landry and his wife Lisa (1651) were as First in Class! 0: Second place was carving out laps around 36 minutes now a dice between two friends, in 1/2-1600. Todd McAlaster Brookshire and Barnhill. However, (1652) was giving chase and clos-ing in when suddenly he found himself in the bed of a spectators pickup truck. Neither vehicle moved without a tow after that. Bob and Lisa finished third overall. Todd McAllister chased the first place car in 112-1600 but a slight off course Coming in fourth and fifth over-all were two Class 9 cars. It was class champion Kevin Graves (900) driv-ing solo vs 'Little" Larry Kern and Adam Pfankuch (999). Little Larry Kern drove the first three laps and had a huge lead over Kevin Graves, not quite two minutes! Then it was Adam Pfankuch's turn. During the driver's change Kevin Graves burst into the lead, however youth and skill overcame old age and wisdom. Pfankuch had the good line down Coyote Wash while Kevin dug him-self a grave. But it wasn't quite over, the fan belt came off Pfankuch's car a couple of miles from the finish. Throwing caution to the wind they continued on. "If we stop and put it back on Kevin Graves wins and be-sides we are teenagers, if the motor blows our Dad's fix it, not us."The motor lived to race the next week-end! All ATL Cells Carry A Full Race Approval To FT-3 Or FT-5 Regulations ~ '\!::!] l!:!/ 0 @ Lops Ahead Of The Com AERO Tee LABORATORIES INC. aoO\ SPEAR ROAD INDUSTRIAL PARK \ S33 RAMSEY, NJ 07446-1251 5~6• TEL: 201-825-1400 • FAX: 201-825-1962 Page 34 -:!!It:=::::: .. ·: .......... :::::.{:;:'. ;;;;:::::::::::::::; Ray MacMillan raced his venerable International Scout to the win in Sport Utility class, putting another gold medal in the collection. ·August 1997 Next to cross the finish line was a very happy Mike Hart ( 103), win-ner of the unlimited class. He had come from behind to beat Chuck Hovey (100), overcame a flat tire (his pit crew didn't see it and he had to come back to the main pits to get it changed) plus running out offuel and he still won! He was one happy camper. Meanwhile the Hovey's had so many bugs in their effort they Dusty Times

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*"11-• ~ :,_'v<_ ...• •• •• Jody Mason likes to fly as evidenced in this picture as he soars across the desert on his way to victory in Class 8. · Kevin Graves was in a see-saw battle for first place in Class 9, but he and the good looking Jimco had to settle for the silver medal for this race. Richard Burnworth was in hot pursuit in Class 100 but substantial mechanical failure put an end to his day and his run for the gold. were thinking about calling Terminix. Perserverance paid off as they crawled in second and kept their points lead. Over in class 100 everything went Ricky "Schnitzel" and Joey Kern's way (3). While Ri-chard Burnworth (2) was pushing as hard as he could to catch Bob Landry, "Schnitzel" was streaking. When Burnworth blew up, his team was in the winner's circle. Over in the 5-1600 class Dave Lytle Ii t off like he had a fire cracker in his driving suit. It went off just before check I on the first lap. He exploded over three whoops and when the tumbling stopped he was the latest member of the Hummel hiking school. Thus the door to vic-tory swung open for Rick and Rich Flores (5 51) in their new car. Rookie Eric Deen (599) and his crew were only a few minutes behind. With Jody Mason (001) winning Class IO and Ray Macmillian (300) Ricky "Schnitzel" and Joey Kern made it look easy as they cruised to the gold medal in Class 100, shown here flying towards the finish line. taking the Sport Utility class all that was left was to wait for Sundowner racing and the race would be over. Sure enough, with the sun sinking fast Zeke Zabrowski (902) crossed the finish and the 1997 Buzz Bomb was in the record books. · Top 10 Buggies/Cars/Trucks 1. Gary Hamlin/Steve Mamer (Class I 0) 2. Ron Brookshire (Class Ron Brookshire and the rest of Class 10 had a hell of a battle most of the day, swapping positions frequently and Ron ended up second in class, second overall. IO) 3. ""Off Road" Bob & Lisa Landry (Class 1/2-1600) 4. Adam Pfankuch/Larry Kern (Class 9) 5. Kevin "Rednec"k" Graves (Class 9) 6. Mike Hart (Unlimited) 7. Rickey &Joey Kern (Class 100) 8. Chuck Hovey (Unlimited) 9. Rich Flores (Class 5-1600) 10. Josh Waddell (Unlimited) and once agai'n just beating the sun down! "Zeke". ~ -l\ 'Q;:;...S,., ~ ~· ~,....,.,..... ............ · ......... OW Road Tru~ks, Buggies, 5uperlites, Pilots, ( Odysseys Also: Pro, Int. (Beg.ATVs 1997 UPCOMING EVENTS ROUND #4 -JULY 27TH ROUND #5 -AUGUST 24TH ROUND #6 -SEPTEMBER 28TH ROUND #7 -OCTOBER 26TH ROUND #8 -NOVEMBER 23RD GATES OPEN AT 6:30 AM ADULTS-$10 PRACTICE STARTS AT 10:00 AM 12 TO 15 YRS. OLD -$5 RACING BEGINS AT 12:30 PM UNDER 12-FREE CALL FOR MORE INFO. ON:--Off Road Practice Days -Free Driver Memberships for New Truck & Buggy Entries - Free Over Night Camping Glen Helen Raceway -San Bernardino Located off 1-215 exit at Palm/Kendall Follow the signs to the Raceway BOB BEVER MOTORSPORTS MARKETING PROMOTIONS P.O. BOX 762 NORCO, CA. 91760-0762 Dusty Times OFFICE: (562) 988-6250 FAX: (909) 280-9097 E-MAIL: BBMRACING@AOL.COM August 1997 Page 35

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APRIL 27, 1997, SACRAMENTO, CA VORRA's. Spring Special Sam Berri was the big winner at the VORRA Spring Special as he (gught his way to second place in Moto 1, led moto 2 most of the way and was the overall winner. The Spring Special... A generic name for a race, but a great time of the year co race at Prairie City in Sac-ramento. Warm air,. gentle cooling breezes make race conditions ideal. Sixty cars entered the weekend race to challenge VORRA's lengthened rwo mile track. The talk of the pits was the excel-lent TV coverage by Motorsports Showcase, a local production com-pany chat had a half hour racing show on the local Sacramento area independent station. The show airs every Saturday morning and has fea-tured a four minute segment of VORRA since the first Saturday af-ter the last race. If they can find the sponsorship for it, Motorsports Showcase hopes to be filming at all the races this year and continue to promote VO RRA through the TV coverage. One thing I might throw in here before we get to the race action is how the motos ace scored. Since off road racing is both an endurance and speed challenge, the winner is de-cided by who was the fastest and endured the longest. One other fac-tor is the fact that a first is a first and that counts for more points. VORRA created this system and it seems to work well to determine "".ho is the fastest and most durable. In each moto you get one scoring point for every lap that is completed. You then add to these points the finishing points: 20 for first, 16 for second, 14 for third, 13 for fourth then one less all the way back. Let's get on with the races and we'll see how this affected some people. As usual the novice class starts out the race day first up with some close action. Ten cars took che green, led first lap by rookie Lenny McLean (69) followed by Ron Ernst (34) who started from the last row. Ernst dropped out after.two laps, hand-ing second over to mid pack starter Erik Jenkins (77) with Brian Car-penter (96_) close in for third. Afte~ lap 4, Jenkins passed McLean for the top spot as Carpenter was still try: ing to catch up from his back of the pack starting spot. Back in mid pack, David Steele ( 44) was trying to catch William Hail (66) who lose a rear wheel and tire near the end of the race. Steele would make the pass though as Hail would be the last car on the lead lap. At the finish line it was Jenkins first, McLean second, carpenter third, David Steele fourth and Hail fifth. Moto 2 had Ron Ernst come from the front row for the first lap lead with Brian Carpenter close behind in second, Shane Zerline {22) third, David Steele· fourth, and Erik Jen-kins fifth. Carpenter would lead the race after lap two and never look back. Ernst stayed in second then dropped back to third behind Steele, then out of the race after five laps. This race Lenny McLean would have to work his way up through the pack and was running fourth by mid race then up to third when Ernst dropped out, then was up to second when Steele dropped out on die last lap. The moto 2 results had Carpenter first, McLean second, Steve Millward (61) fell back early but t~en to?k advant~e of a~tricion to fih1sh thud, and Erik Jenkins was fourth. Final novice standings had Brian Carpenter go back to back raced with first place wins, Lenny McLean finished second in only his first race ever, Erik Jenkins worked hard for third, Steve Millward fourth and William Hail fifth. Class 10 action had five cars line up with Ben Wald (1099) taking the early lead and holding off the strong challenge from Ace Bradford (1008) all moto long. Dana Van-Noort {1057) was playing catch up but che two leaders were on a blis-tering pace. Ron Foster (1037) de-buted his new car for an eight lap finish in fourth place. At the end of the first eight laps, Wald managed to hold off Bradford for the win with Bradford second, VanNoort third and Foster fourth. Moto 2 had Bradford jump co the lead with VanNoort in second. Wald could not offer much of a challenge, as he only had third and fourth gears all moto long. The Final results had Ace Bradford first, Ben Wald, with chat moto 1 first edging out, caking second while Dana VanNoort was third. Class 9 had a good turn out with six cars taking the green flag. Forest Creasy {910) jumped out to the early lead from his pole starting position. Lance Rhinehart (916) came from the last row to second place after lap I . Dave Tarrant (904) was holding on to third, Eric Steiger (956) was fourth, Tom Hatch (911) was fifth The overall winner in Class 9 was Lance Rhinehart, taking second place in moto 1 and leading the way in the second moto for a nice weekends work. Don and Chris German took the gold medal in both moto's at the Spring Special, tearing around the course in the venerable Jeep. and Harry Trembley (967) sixth.· Creasy's lead would he too much for Rhinehart to reel in as he went on to the uncontested moto win. Rhine-hart came across for second, Steiger third and Trembley fourth. Moto 2 had Rhinehart on the pole by the inverted start and he would come around in first followed by Trembley, Tarrant, Steiger, Creasy, then Hatch. Tarrant was up to sec-ond by lap 3 moving Trembley back to third. It took five laps for Creasy to move into second, dropping Tar-rant to third and Trembley co fourth. The checkered flag fell with Rhine-hart holding off a last minute chac~e from Creasy for first, and Tarrant m third. Final Results: Lance Rhine-hart first, Forest Creasy second, Harry Trembley third and Dave Tar-rant fourth. Six 1600s lined up for a limited class battle. It didn't take long· for Shane Balch (1602) to move to the front of the pack and take the moto win. Larry Folsom (1691) held on for second and Kevin Lewis ( 1677) third. Moto 2 was much of the same with Balch out front, this time with Arden Dennington (1661) second and Folsom third. Final results had Shane Balch for the overall with Larry Folsom second and Arden Dennington thi"rd. Class 8 action had Don and Chris German (401) take ·back-to-back moto wins for the overall in the four car field. Jim Cope ( 414) challenged but had to settle for second overall. Jarad and Chad Wilson (302) fin-ished in third and Don Sutton (51) was fourth. The fastest growing class in VO RRA, Class 7, had five mini trucks line up for action. Fred Co-losso (777) jumped out to the early lead with Mike Koenig (701) in sec-ond and Ken Bittencourt (775) third. By lap 3, Bittencourt was passed by Bill Manfroy (7~7) for the third spot. Manfroy and Bitten-court slipped another position as Tom Schultz (713) moved into third with two laps to go. Moto re-sults had Colosso first, holding off Koenig, Schultz third , Manfroy fourth and Bittencourt fifth. Moto 2 was much the same as Colosso was out front holding off Koenig, Manfroy was in third, fol-lowed by.Bittencourt and Schultz. This time Schultz would have prob-lems, miss two laps and finish the moto in fifth. Final results had Fred Colosso first, Mike Koenig second and Bill Manfroy third. Pilot class had Clint Wolsey go out front early, then go out of the race for the day early, as mechanical Brian Carpenter was a third place finisher in moto 1, but he led moto Patrick Timmons won the first moto after a very hard fought battle, Second overall for the weekend in Class 9 was Forest Creasy as he . 2 almost all the way and thus was the overall champion in the Novice had ignition problems and a late start in moto 2 but ended up with the won the first moto and was unable to get the lead in moto 2 but class at Prairie City. overall silver medal in Class 1. _fin_is_h_ed_ a_g~r,_ea_t s_ec_o_n_d~p_la_c_e_. ___________ _ ·: Page 3& August 1997 Dusty Times

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Rob Parsons nailed second place in moto 1 on the last lap, finished Jim Cope tried hard in both moto's but when all was said and done The Class 1600 battle was hard fought and Larry Folsom was in the second in moto 2 and therefor won the overall silver medal for the second place was all that could be mustered for him in Class 8. thick of it, taking second place in both moto's for a great second weekend in Veteran Class. ________________________ o_ve_f<_al_1. ____________________ _ problems didn't allow him to com-plete a lap. This allowed Andy Wald (34) to take the moto win. Bill Dorsey (8) was in second but dropped out with only two laps to go. Tyler mort and Casey Paul (14) moved into second and Robby Wright (82) finished third Moto 2 had Andy Wald go flag to flag for the moto win, with Bill Dorsey holding it together for sec-ond and Mort/Paul battle back and forth several times with Robby Wright for third. Final res ults had Andy Wald first, Tyler Mort and Casey Paul second and Bill Dorsey third. Five Veteran Class Cars lined up with Brian Holloway (14) taking the early lead followed by D avid Kordonowy (20), Garry Pinheiro ( I 029) and Rob Parsons ( I 0). While out front and trying to stay there, Holloway rook an off course excur-sion into an embankment. Both Brian and co-driver Lisa Smith were injured and out came the red flag. More on their condition later. After the restart, Kordonowy was out front with Pinheiro second and Par-sons third. On the last lap, parsons got around Pinheiro for second place. Moto 2 had Garry Pinheiro take the early lead with Kordonowy sec-ond and Parsons third. Kordonowy dropped out half way through the race, allowing Parsons to take sec-ond place behind Pinheiro. Overall results: Garry Pinheiro first, Rob Par-sons second, and David Kordonowy third. Class I had an enormous field of nine cars take the green flag. Patrick Timmons (239) debuted his new car for a first lap lead followed by Den-nis Kordonowy (107), Allen Biggs (281 }, Troy Robinson (10 I), Gary Steele (244) and Sam Berri (149) who was also debuting a new car. Timmons and Kordonowy were having a great battle up front and by lap 3, Robinson was up to third with Berri giving him a strong fight. The Holloway red flag stopped the race and took away the intervals. Robinson dropped out with a bro-ken wheel bearing and everyone else took a breather and regrouped. At the restart, Timmons held on to the lead but Kordonowywas all over the back of him and made the pass at one point. By lap 8 though, Berri was up to second and he gave a last lap challenge to Timmons but couldn't make anything happen. Moto I results had Timmons first, Berri second, Kordonowy third, and Dennis Dugan (168) came from a first turn mishap from last place to finish fourth . . Moro 2 was missing Timmons on the line as he had ignition troubles in the pits going to the start line. Berri and Robinson started on the front row and made a show of it with Robinson never more than a car length back. Dugan was close be-hind in third with Kordonowy Dusty Times fourth. Timmons entered the track three laps back and made the best of it (stay tuned). On lap 5, Robinson made his small car fit inside Berri and took the lead, but a lack of brakes caused Berry to resume the lead one lap later. At the finish, Berri was first, Robinson a close second, Dugan a near thiid and Gary Steele (244) fourth. Overall results had Sam Berri first with 52 scoring points. Patrick Timmons, by way of that point scoring in first place and an enduring five lap, seventh place Moto 2 finish took second with 41 scoring points, Dennis Dugan third with 40 scoring points, Dennis Kordonowy fourth with 39 scoring points, and Troy Robinson fifth with 36 scoring points. Now for the latest update on Brian and Lisa. Both are recovering well and want to give thanks to all the supporters, phone calls and let-ters. Lisa suffered a broken ankle on one leg and broke the other leg. Ace Bradford ran second in the first moto, but took the lead early in moto 2 and there he stayed to take the overall Class 10 win, shown here passing Van Noort. Gary Pinheiro slipped back to third place in the first moto, but held the lead in moto 2 to take the overall honors in the Veteran Class. August 1997 Brian shattered a vertebrae and has had several surgeries to make repairs. 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Rim of the World Divisional By John Elkin Bill Malik and Farina O'Sullivan showed everyone the way home in the Rim Divisional being first in CRS 2WD Class, a nice coup for them and the Volvo 240. Changes were in store for divi-sional competitors as they came to the 1997 version of the Rim of the World Divisional PRO Rally. In the past Rim has always been two divi-sional events, one Friday night, and another on Saturday. This year, in an effort to keep costs down for the divisional entry fee, one divisional would be run by using the first three national stages on Friday and the next five stages on Saturday to con-stitute one co-efficient three divi-sional event. The plan must have merit because 35 teams came forth to do battle in four California Rally Series classes. Usually it is expected that the all powerful, traction-happy four wheel drive cars win divisional ral-lies, but yet sometimes this high tech way to compete is shown that two wheel drive has its merits. Sometimes in simplicity, sometimes it just has the better driver that week-end. Whatever the case the first two overall positions at Rim this year were two wheel drive cars. In Four Wheel Drive Open this field looked dense with gifted driv-ers, but some of chem did not fare well early on. Rui Brasil/Carlos Tavares are the favorites most times; however their Audi had a unhealthy engine early and called it quits to go home and work on the Audi. Ray Hocker/Lynette Allison are always fast in the Subaru, but the transmis-sion came up faulty after three stages. This still left eight 4WD cars out ·there to determine a winner. Seven of those eight cars would chase Varcan Samuelian/ Ara Manoukian in futility all the way to the finish as the Road Race prepared Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX was the class of the field, even leading the Hocker Subaru af-ter stage two. Vartan, a restaurant owner. has been coming along up the speed charts for a while now and it seems he has arrived with a influ-ential minute and a half win. Weare not sure where Steve Winter/John Dillon came from, we do know that his car was formerly owned and built by CRS legend Ken Smith. None-theless, he was flying at Rim in that Mazda 323GTX as he beat seasoned driver Mike Whitman by a mere 13 seconds. Whitman, with Kevin Linville navigating, was driving his Ford Sierra Cosworth for only the second rime, and seems to be get-ting the hang of the beast as he took third spot and seventh overall. Ron Wood/Kelly Walsh were back in the VW Specialties Audi Coupe, they brought home an uncharacteristic fourth place for unknown reasons. 01' Ken Stewart/Doc Schrader were out from Oklahoma in the trusty S-10 Chevy truck, they rocked and /::-· :-._;::-.=:-:·?~ ·;-;···•. pounded their way into fifth place. Northern Californians Ben and Tony Medeiros are getting their Mazda 323 sorted out finished a personal best sixth place in class. Two wheel drive class was a real battle all the way to the end. Ralph Kosmides/Joe Noyes in the Toyota Supra jumped out into a impres-sive lead over Bill Malik/ Farina O 'Sullivan in a Volvo, and Dave White Greisler in a VW GTI, who were locked in a close batcle fight-ing over the same two seconds. Ri-chard Losee/Kent Livingston in a VW GTI were very fast in stage one, a broken suspension hurt the team in the next two stages and dropped them far down the leader board. George Pisek/Mark Rathsam had transmission troubles in the Saab early and never con-tended for !he lead. Tony Chavez/ John Elkin were breaking in a new engine in stage, which in hind-sight is probably not recom-mended procedure, but you play the cards you are dealt. A host of other contenders stayed very close as the first night came to a close. In day two Kosmides/Noyes were slowed by a trailing arm problem and some flat tires leaving Malik and White to battle for the lead. Up from mid packshotJustin Benham/ Flynn Baglin in a Dodge Omni Turbo to challenge Kosmides and Chavez for the third and fourth spots. Losee/Livingston were fixed but had an improbable time deficit to make up, they languished in tenth, even though he turned ex-cellent times. As the rally wore on through the canyons and over the ridges of the Angeles National Forest Bill Malik lengthened his lead on White by half a minute or better, all the while no-ticing that his race was not only with White, Chavez Benham et. al., but with his own transmission which was starting to lose gears. In the mean-time Benham moved into fourth place when the suspension on the Condor Racing VW of Chavez started slowing the crew. Malik ran out of stages before he ran out of gears and took the win by 40 sec-onds over Whice/Greisler. Kosmides overcame his ills and took che third ~===----spot as Benham showed that old Omni's never die and took fourth. Chavez came home fifth followed by Pisek/ Rathsam in sixth. Performance stock class was all Robert Tallini/Steve Scott through the first night and h alfway through the second day. The young team had taken the lead from the start being chased by Doug Robinson/Tom Harrington in a Mazda RX-7. Tony Dela Cuesta/Irwin Salgado were in their fast Toyota Corolla and did well the first stage until troubles slowed them in the final two of the night. Tallini went into the second day feeling confident that he could nurse his several minute lead to a tidy win. On stage eight the Toyota rear end blew out and leftTallini and Scott pedestrians. Robinson/Harrington moved into the lead and never left it as they fought some overheating troubles to gain the win over DelaCuesta/Salgado by two minutes and 10 seconds. '~ Stpck class was five cars at Rim and the expected battle was be-tween Dennis Chizma/Ben Bradley in a VW Rabbit and Jeff Bruen/ David Beam in a Omni, but the battle never had a chance to develop as less than a half mile from the head-quarters hotel the Chizma Rabbit broke the drivetrain. Bruett, who has been away from the sport for about a year showed no signs of rust as he took the big win by five min-utes. Adrienne Scott/Patti Wagner-Scott were happy in second place as Adrienne has not driven in almost a year and was debuting a newly reshelled Toyota Corolla. The team also won the divisional Pride and Professionalism Award for the best looking car. Pete Morris/Eric Oyague brought their Toyota Corolla home third in class. With Rim completed the Califor-nia Rally Series awaits the Gorman Rally in July for the next chance to get out and get dirty. The points standings are simple as this is the first full points counting event of the year. The new one event format was popular to all and the new cars and drivers that came out bodes well for the series health this year. David White and Ben Greis/er chased first place in CRS 2WD but Vartan Samuelian and Ara Manoukian had it all their way as their Doug Robinson and Tom Harrington chased the lead on the first day, ended up with the silver medal, about forty seconds out of first in the Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX ran away and hid as they handily won the took the lead in CRS Performance Stock on day two and took the Rim Divisional. CRS 4WD class at the Rim. class with two and a half minutes in hand. Tony Delacuesta and Irwin Salgado ran well on day one 'ti/ problems The Dodge Omni of Jeff Bruett and David Beam performed perfectly, Adrienne Scott and Patti Wagner-Scott in their neat looking Toyota slowed them in the night, and they chased the lead for most of the taking first place in CRS Stock class by a big margin in the Rim Corolla took second place in CRS Stock class and also won the second day for the silver in CRS Performance Stock class. Divisional. award for the best looking car. Dusty Times August 1997 Page 38

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\ .. M.O.R.E. Shake Rattle & Oops By Jimmy Messick :::,• •:::.;:.::::::;:::::::::: .. Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Mike Bragg was the overall winner at the M.O.R.E. race in Lucerne as a tremendous seesaw battle raged for the win with a notorious Class 10 car. The M.O.R.E. Shake Rattle & Oops on May 21st drew a disap-pointing low entry of 23 cars but had some real exciting races among the classes. The race started right on time at 8:00 with the cars begin-ning their first of the six 40 mile loops in the Lucerne Valley desert. It was really good to see a new overall winner this race and that was Mike and Gregg Bragg with Randy Fiscus taking the brave job and riding the whole race with the broth-ers. The team received th $500 re-ward for taking_ the overalLwinning streak away from the McGillivray/ Greenway team. The Braggs went away with almost $1200.00 in prize money. They would like to thank the Snortin' Nortin T-shirt company for giving prize money to them for the overall win. Class 10 and 8 were combined this race and it was to go down in the books as one of the best races in time. The two Class 8 trucks of Rick Holmes and Mike Bragg with the McGillivray/Greenway team in their Class 10 car were within a few feet of each other all day. The spectators were all really excited to see who would come around first each lap because it was back and forth the whole time. They even ran too close • McKENZIE'S AIR Fil.TEAS • K&N • UM-fll.ll!RII • YIXJR OFF-RON) I . ~ SPECIM.ISTSI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS .. I . ~ I!: • ~ . !I ii • ~ PHONI!: (714) 441-1212 FAX: (714) 4,41-1622 2366 • OAANGETKJRPE -AVE •• ANAHEIM, CA , 9'Z806 • DEALER NDUIIES WELCOME f i • • i5 I • I ~ 4-SPYDER SUPER DIFFS II! ,, . ~ g ! !;1 Tl IRS T21RS • i Thi! Cast Ditf is back! All New to the Industry/ I • Made froin-nuctlio Iron. 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Kevin McGillivray blew' a check point and got a flat on the last lap and had to settle for second this time, some six minutes back from the Braggs. . ~ck l-{olmes ran-hard-all day but three flats on the last lap dropped him to third, almost 20 minutes be-hind the Braggs. Class 1600 had seven start, with only three getting to the finish line. The class winner was Mike Danley and Lane Delbeck who had a trouble free run, moving up to sec-ond in the points standings. The team won the class by almost 30 minutes. Second in Class 1600 was Brad Inch, who had fuel pump prob-lems on lap one, got it fixed but didn't want back in the car so he let Andrew Lindquist (who blew his motor at mile two on lap one) take his car for a ride, having no more problems. Then turning the car over -to Dennis Dean, who made up some time, bringing the car in for second, some 30 minutes back. Finishing over an hour back was Tom Malloy with son Mike Malloy co-driving, turning a handful of fast laps but a mid-race rollover and a few flats slowed them down. Malcom Bryce and Perry King had the race won on the last lap but their motor let go a few miles out (Good job Perry, you kept it on four wheels this time) . Tony Ramirez ran strong until a bro-ken stub axle took him out. Andrew. Lindquist, with Brian Lopez looked good until mile two on lap one when he decided he wanted to blow the second motor in a week to call it an early day, but needs that big spon-sor to help with the funds (Hint, Hint). Ray Wright went about 1/4 mile and called it a day with electri-August 1997 ~ .• • ... &::.~.::. • Kevin McGillivray and Jim Greenway had some troubles on the last lap and it was expensive but the dynamic duo were first in Class 10 and second overall. Chip Davis ran his tidy 5-1600 to a first in class, after a horrendous first lap but soldiered on to the finish, a long hard day. cal problems. Class 9 was the biggest crowd with ten cars leaving the line and it was no surprise that Todd-and Scott Johnson once again took the win. That makes three M.O.R.E. races in a row that they have won, but actu-ally seven wins in a row. The team's motor was torn down. and proyed to be legal. These guys are just very fast and have their car figured out. Con-gratulations guys, but I think you should slow down a bit and.let me -- -.. win one. Finishing almost 20 minutes back was Vince Leone who turned some heads running real hard from the start and seemed to be happy with M.O.R.E. organization on their first try. Your reporter finished third with his dad Warren Messick sharing driv-ing duties and Tommy Massimini and Brian Lopez riding along. The team had a flat and a broken shock mount slow them down but were real happy ~o finish in only the sec-~;~~fr::::: Stacy and Kathy Fay drove their.Ford pickup around the Lucerne course in their Class 7 for yet another first in class for the sisters. Todd Johnson and the rest of the clan did their usual thing and won Class 9 again, making the Old Goat even prouder yet. Dusty Times

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* AT G:~ PM ll the Sta~ line The next best thing to the 4th of July fireworks show. Almost 95'¾ ~ of the Total course can be seen from the Start/Finish Line. RACE STARTS AT 7:00pm r 8 laps around a 28 mile course 1( ~!![;,~E:!!~!0~~~!~C::!.L;. · ~ July 26, 27 Lucerne, Ca. !!~:!:Jf~~:!'::: ND MEMBERSHIP HE lf. * ~ NEW LOWER ENTRY FEE WITH A HIGHER PAYBACK!!! i $335 TOTAL ENTRY FEE with $140.00 PAYBACK e* PLUS CONTINGENCY AND $25 INTO POINTS FUND ➔IE-TROPHY CLASS $175 ENTRY FEE WITH $35 PAYBACK PLUS TROPHY ➔IE--Fe>:r th.~ ::R...~st <>f 1997 · $ 250to FIRST OVERA~f and $250 to 112-1600 * t-_-class winner from McXenz1e s Performance Products . -Conaratulatlons to .\( the Bragg Brothers for their Overall win and * Taklna the S {)00.00 l)eward::: Maklna their total M.O.R.E P.O. Box l.231 Barstow-Ca. 92312-1.231. (760) 253-4453 M.O.R.E. gives you M.O~R.E of w-hat your Racing for !!! GETYOUR $65 DEPOSIT BY JULY 15 FOR THE DRAWING

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Rick Ho/mas was showing them all the way home but three flat tires Vince Leone was quite happy with his second place finish in Class on the last lap dropped him to second in Class 8, third overall. 9 ih his first time out with the M.O.R.E. organization. Dusty Times reporter in the field with help from famHy and friends ran his own Class 9 car to a third in class all having a great time in the almost new car. · ond race on their brand new car. They'd like to thank Ryan Shank 0£ The Pit Shop in Hesperia for build-ing a Great trans, Billy Gust for a Great motor, M&T Racing and Rick · Taylor who couldn't be there but was · a majoi; part .of the race.· Darin McGuffinand Tom Ditfield had a good race going but a flat tire and a broken. spindle slowed them down a bit. Michael Rix had a tough time with some new torsion bars taking a set during the race but finished sixth in class. Bobby Procter got tangled up with the Fays and ripped _the front co!n~r off the car but ·d1d good for theu firste~er race to finish seventh. Dan Fox broke a handful of spindles and dropped out after lap four. Scott Wright lost a tranny on lap three. Robby Cockrell and Mike Depue, wi~h Ross Andie and Cherry co-driver Steven Haver ran strong but tranny number three let go on lap two. Jeff Holmes dropped o~t after lap one and Rodney Stoye did not make it to the finish line. Chip Davis brought his 5-1600 out again to complete five laps. The fays brought out their new Ford Ranger to complete four laps for the class win. This race went" real smooth for Clements. There was a Korean film crew out there making a movie, shooting all the cars and interview-ing the drivers and using the spec-ta to rs as seconds. They used Messick's car for an in-car camera ride. The movie is supposed to show in the United States, so look for the previews. M.O.R.E. has started a new program with a lower entry fee of only $335.00 with a $140.00 payback per cat to begin at the Night Owl 225 in Lucerne Valley July 26th and 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. See you there. Mike Danley and Lane De/beck has an absr;,lutely trouble free run, Brad Inch lost a fuel pump, tired of the fun and replaced himself with Tom Malloy and son Mike ran second for a while but a disaster on lap cruising around with consistant lap times for a great first in 1600. another driver and between them got a nice second in 1600. 5 relegated them to third in Class 1600 at the Lucerne race. Page 42 "THE NEW_ VB. ENGINE RAN FlAWLESS AT 8200 RPM ALL DAY". -Ivan Stewart · Congratulations to Ivan Stewart and the enti~e PPI Race Team on winning The 1997 Baja 500 by more than 30 .minutes!! August 1997 THANKS, FOR TAKING US ALONG FOR THE RIDE! lromRli)~· TA~c.-, racing gasoline CALL FOR DETAILS 1-800-444-1449 Dusty Times -----------·--

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Stoddard Valley 200 Rod Muller flies the ever good looking Class 10 Jimco across the Barstow desert for a great first overall, averaging nearly fifty three miles per hour and completing the course in three hours and forty seven minutes. · The Mojave Desert Racing group a long second lap averaging 45 mph Class 5-1600 was once again the drew a great crowd, with 69 cars leav-and setting fast lap or the class on largest class with 13 cars leaving the ing the line, a 13 car increase from lap 1. Steve Houston took second, line but only 6 woul4 see the check-the Wild Wash race in March. Ev- having an hour down time on his ers. Rick Johnson _ofHisperia, CA erythingwent really well. The course third lap but had a real good race brought his bus out again, to turn was very well marked and the race going in the early going. Brian some heads, winning the class by started right on· time with the car's Parkhouse dropped after two laps over two minutes. Keith Westerfield leaving at 30 second intervals to be-and Greg Moser did not finish one had a flat and other problems slow gan their five 40 mile loops in the lap. him down but was able to easily rough Barstow desert. Rod Muller Class 500 drew four cars but only make up for it, setting fast lap oqce of Riverside drove his Pontiac row-one saw the checkers and that.was again for the class. John Strode took ered Jimco to the first overal and Robert Armienta who had some long third place in a little over five hours. Class 10 win in only three hours and laps but was able to make it in five Fourth was Bob Wright, who turned 47 minut_es setting fast lap_ of the hours and forty-five minutes. Tom some fast lap times but had a lo~g day on his last lap, averagmg 43 Costa dropped after two laps but second and fifth lap. Stephame -mph. . • _ . _.. set fast lap on his second lap in 49 Lazano had to settle for fifth and - Class 200 had four cars with Ron m11h1t{s,:f).rve Cau didn',la Aaron Be1;1nett was_ the last finisher Osburn coming out on top, having completed. · ' otthe <lass, h king·sixrh-place. The - ~ ,.~' dRJ!!!!A James Hall had an almost perfect day, setting fast lap for Class 700, and in spite of some problems on the second lap took the class win with almost two hours in hand. ::::::=:::·:::\~....---·::····--·· ... · Tim Braden won Class 750, shown here on his way to -victory in the tidy looking Ford Ranger, leading from the first lap for a nice class win. Page 43 · pon-finisher~ were Keith Soto, · Hurley MacCaghren,' David Shell, Dave Stanley, Charlie Smith, Frank Omboli, and Lin Neil. There were three· in Class 700 , with James Hall taking the win by almost two hours. Kevin Thomas took second, having some long lap times. Kevin Davis was the only non -finisher who dropped out after three laps. Class 725 also had three starters with Tim Braden taking the class win, leading from the first lap and setting fast lap for the class on the last lap., dragging his bedsides around for a while but looked good wherever you saw him. Bill Markell all took second in class . Jeff Strongrem only got two laps in the books. Class 900 had a real good show-ing with ten cars taking the green and eight of them saw the check-ered flag with a real good race be-tween first and second. Max Hanburg and Dennis Peterson had a real good battle going for the win on the last lap, passing each other back and forth r(ght up to the fin-ish line (ic was real exciting). Max Hanburg and Don Johnson came out on top with a flawless run but only won by less than two minutes over Dennis Peterson and Todd Johnson who led the first lap but had a sticky throttle and a front arm go bad chat slowed them down a bit. Dennis would like co thank the whole Johnson Brothers crew for coming out and helping him with , che pits and the driving duties. August 1997 Ron Osburn was the big Class 2 wirmer, ffying around the course in just under four and a half hours with a forty minute cushion on second in Class. ~~: Rob Armienta wasn't completely up to speed during the _MDR race but htl persevered and won the Class 5 title, beating out the other contestants. Robert Walters w~ only two min-utes back taking third in class and turning some fast lap times. Tracy Teston finished fourth having four different drivers and riders and we're sorry we didn't get• all the names, but they all did a great job, turning similar lap times between j ~ -~ . lt~ .: .... ,,,,,.,~,=- _ The Class 5-1600 battle was a close one but Rick Johnson's consistently quick laps got him the class win, but by less than two minutes. . ~ ·:.) ~ ,·-'SER.VICE CENTER . .,. -. . . . ..,_-_ -... ·- . . .. . ~ .... BAKER; CALI_FORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR . . TRAVELING FRIEHDS ....... THANKS! 1l RES~fAURANT SERVICE EVERY DAY ' OPEN 24 HOURS YEAR ROUND ~~·. . --THE BEST IN THE DESERT ., . Dusty Times

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'vlax Hanberg had a great, battle going all rac.e long with second and third place, but ultimately first place in Class 900 belonged to him, shown here with time to -vave. The Toyota of Dennis Pruett was the winner in Class 1200, having to complete only tour laps and winning with almost an hour in hand. _ Dunne finished sixth but was bumped up a position to fifth as Paul Moen and Joel Mohr finished without a co-driver because both their co-drivers were sick and had to gee out of the car. Seventh place went to Jimmy Hook and B.J. Bates. in-tellect B. J. has come out of retire-ment and is still working on his sprint car ride. The team had a tough day, breaking four ball joints , rolling the car when one of them broke, and blew a front shock , but the Check-ers got them fixed up and overall they had a good race. The last Class 9 finisher was Pete Saldana who was eighth . The non-finishers were John Kelty and Mark Milne. Class 10 had a real good en try with 12 cars leaving the line. The dass winner as weff as rhe Page 44 winner was Rod Muller. Second in Class 10 was Mark Martin and Brian Welch some 15 minutes back and third overall. Craig Dylan and Randy Spar took third in Class 10, looking to be the fastest but and early race rollover kept them in third place. Mike O 'donnell took fourth in class and Richard Woods had a long first lap, initiating with and averaging 37.6 mph. Can lane and Mike Riddle averaged 37.4 mph, tearing up some tires and wheels in route to sixth place. Brent Loughran had to settle for seventh in his Meco. The last finisher in Class 10 was Gary Price, also in a Meco. The non-finishers, were Ron Charron, Jim Tucker, Stephen Greinke, and Cory Scheeler. Class 1600 had 12 start with nine }Jiftf:t=::::::... . ... ·;.v.:f~=:~.ifi:ll\i\liJ\ttftiftf~ Scott Wisdom flies to victory in Class 1600 after winning a closely fought battle tor the checkered flag, winning by only a minute and a halt. ---..:: Class 1250 saw Jim Hall take the flag, winning a close battle over second place and having only tour minutes in hand was close enough. sixth setting fast lap of the day in class ·at 48.26 on lap five. Tony Murray came in seventeenth and Jim O 'donnell was eight. The last fin-isher was Rick Gamble in ninth place. The non finishers were Russ Bu tow and Victor Bussey who ran strong all day but crashed the car real hard on the last lap and Andy Anderson dropped after one lap. Class 1100 had only one entry and that was Bill Swisher who dropped out after three laps. Class 1200 had four entries with Dennis Pruett coming out on top averaging 26.5 mph. Second in class was Joel Hutak who turned fast lap for the class_ on lap one in one hour four minutes six seconds. Third was Den-nis backwards in his Jeep and the last finisher was George Perret in a Toyota. Class 1250 had two entries with Jim Hall taking the win, set-ting fast lap on lap four in one hour four minutes and five seconds. Sec-ond in class was Mike Ismail in the Scout. Sportsman entries took the green with John Jacobson being the only finisher and the winner. Sergio Nunez dropped out after one lap as did Steve Ruddick. The third Mojave Desert Racing Series went well, having no real prob-lems to slow it down. The growth of entries and contingency companies have really helped Paul Duffy of MOR. The series will now head over to Lucerne Valley before the Luc-erne 300 June 13th-14th. ·finishing. There were some good battles, the best between first, sec-ond and third. Richard Ramirez ran hard all day and looked like the win-ter but Scott Wisdom and Roger Star-key were solidly in first and second. Wisdom took the when by one minute over Roger Starkey, who would have won the race but blew his motor 100 feet from the finish line and had to push it across by himself while the spectators cheered him on. It was real disappointing for the team but they were good sports about it and proved to be hard chargers. Richard Ramirez was had to settle for third in class, only two •minutes back. Steve Meierdiercks finished some ten minutes back for fourth in 1600. Peter Rosenstein took fifth and Mike Mocaby took Jon Jacobson literally cruised to victory in the Sportsman Class as the competition ;ailed after one iap and ;,om there on the race was his. August 1997 Richard Ramirez had the Class 1600 lead for a few laps but watched it slowly slip away and he finished third in class. Dusty Times

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"The Straight Poop from the Big Wahzoo" WAHZO0'S IDENTITY-There's a big reason why the Big Wahwo's true identity has remained such a well kept secret for so long. It's because the vast majority of my Checker buds understand that the 'Straight Poop' wouldn't work any other way, and just enjoy it. For those members who might some-times feel a Ii ttle slighted because the Wahzoo has never approached them in confidence, please understand this. I have purposely cultivated only enough key spies among the mem-bership to insure that I can continue to get accurate and confirmed in-formation. That amounts tQ only about seven or eight Checkers total who know for sure who the Wahzoo is. And once again, this Wahzoo wants to salute all my loyal assistant Wahzoos as men as good as their word. Thanks guys! BAJA 500 - Six Checker pits went down to Mexico to support 6 Checker entries at this SCORE race and our guys didn'.t fair worth a shit. Only two cars finished ... and nei-ther came home a winner. George Seeley, once again a Checker in good standing, broke the steering box in his Class 5 car coming down into Valle de Trinidad. A new one was promptly installed, but the down time slowed our class points leader down enough that he could only manage a third place at this race. A few years back this third would've been a good run, but George is now the guy to beat in Class 5 and was definitely not what he was lookin' for. Likewise, other problems slowed Jimmy Tucker and Mike McGee enough in their Class l O car that these two chargers could only man-age a sixth place. Good show guys. Steve H olladay recently sold his unlimited buggy, but was serving as co-driver with the car's new owner down at this race. Impressively, this team had the car running third over-all with only about 50 miles to the finish. Then, a nagging rocker arm · problem reappeared to bite them for a DNF. Joe Giffin had a thrilling run through Baja at this race. Seems the Prez had unexpected brake problems in his 1/2-600 car and flew off a low side of the toad on his run down through Simpson's Ranch. This re-sulted in some substantial down time before he could. round up enough local help to get his buggy back up on the trail. Then, later in the race, our boy once again found himself sitcin' treacherously sideways on a precarious side hill where he wasn t suppose to be. And once again, long down time was the re-sult. He eventually pulled the car out at Ojos Negros when he figured he could not make it to the finish before the race's time limit would have expired. Our two 'oldsters' in their unlimited sponsmen entries had a tight race goin' until both of ·chem broke. Walter Prince lost a steering box and Richard Young's non-Checker co-driver busted up the front suspension, but Richards car did get the farthest! This was not a typical Baja 500 race for the Checkers, bur we'll be back! Un ti! now, our Checkers web page has not been updated since the Bates' duked it out with ESPN and friends up at Victorville Speedway. And, that's mostly because there hasn't been an iss ue come up lately that couldn't just as clearly be addressed in print in our regular Dusty Times column. Of course, when one does come up, it'll promptly go on line. But, in die meantime, the Wahzoo has been gettin' letters! For some humorous quotes from some of the better ones, simply 'log on' at a computer near you. MDR LUCERNE -This 300 mile 6 lapper out in Lucerne turned into aiso miler after afirstlap snafu. Seems some turn arrows right off the start, directing cars off onto a short test loop which circled around and back to the starting line, were not straightened out prior to the start of the race. Apparently a paramedic working for MDR was supposed to do it, but an emergency called him away just while he was on his way out to handle it. So, when the green flag dropped, a lot of the cars fol-lowed these now bogus course mark-• wide teflon coated piston wear ba tit does not drop into large ports. • sealed piston for low speed cont • high temperature stainless steel • unique rod end design and • high temperature Viton seal • large aluminum reservoir ion (2X) and weight savi • 1" shafts are micro-polis sh of a 3-5 RMS. • stainless steel teflon ' or 5/8" ID spa purchase. flow ( e). ed to or omer. n for sm . and heat long durability. desi ss levels. ou trucks. -u a springs for 3" shocks in We do custom shock work and vehicle se Custom designed and mfg. shocks & parts a II air shocks, water cooled, pistons etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same person that designed all Kuster Shocks: Page 46 King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company _ (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 August 1997 ers and found themselves on the rest loop and headed right back to the start. TheJroblem was finally cor-rected an after the race the pro-moter wisely handed this hot po-tato off to the Competition Board for an unbiased decision. After due deliberations, the CRB decided that the fastest decision for all was to throw out.everybody's first lap times and only count the total of rhe last five. Some were happy, s9me were pissed! The desert started out cold and stormy for our four Checker pits, bur later turned into a nice sunny day as the Dillon Clan brought the Club home an overall victory. Craig Dillon and a state of intent pu_shed the Dillon Family 10 car to a number of 60 mph laps. And, with only minor problems finished both as winner of Class 10 and 'Race Champion'. Congratulations Guys! Kevin Davis finally got his new hot rod rollin' at this race but had to suffer along with a worsening power steering leak. He reputedly went through over a gallon of 'red stuff' out of the pit boxes as he stopped repeatedly for fill ups. In spite all this down time, between stops our millionaire gardener was really clippin' along to the tune of second place in his unlimited buggy class and third overall to the field. Koch -broke a torsion bar early and then had a good delay getting a spare bar out to the outlying pit that was workin' on it. Bur, when the car was finally repaired, Tom kicked it back up to mach 1 and ran trouble free for the rest of the race for a third in Class 10. Good run guys! Our two 1/2- 1600 en tries battled problems and each other all day. Russ Bu tow and Billy McCool earned a fifth place in Russ's buggy, and prospec-tive member Marty Seefried followed them in for a sixth. Thar's five Checker entries, and five finishers producing a first, second, third, fifth, sixth, plus an overall! HAWKINS' FENCE - Here's how this disappointing episode ended up. During the San Felipe race back in March, a number of race trucks tore out 300 feet of chain link fence running along one side of H awkins' storage area property out near the San Felipe arches. Marissa, Lonnie's widow promptly filed a claim with SCORE's race insurance and posted a guard to keep anything from being stolen. But nothing seemed to happen with regard to the claim. Eventually Sal Fish called Uncle Max to assure the Checkers that the p[oblem was not on his end and that e was doing all he could. But still n thing happened. In frus-tration, a volunteer Checker fence raising party was organized with both Koch and Dunn volun teering to fly the work party down to San Felipe in their planes. Then, just prior to the airlift's June departure (3 months have passed at this point), Uncle Max makes one last attempt to resolve the problem through . SCORE. Finally, after a number of calls back and forth to Baja, it was discovered that Lonnie's widow had indeed just received a check from SCORE's insurance for the damage. Although rhis screw up turned our to be completely on the other end our apparenrly unwanted pressure for some action produced rhis clos-ing sarcastic comment from Sal "Well, I hope al/you little Checke1·s will be happy now". This was not really rhe attitude we were lookin' for. Hey Sal, with insurance per car at your races approaching $200 an event, we don t appreciate a belit-tling comment like that directed ro-ward one of your best and longest customers. Especially since the Club's only interest in this matter was simply one of trying to help out the widow of a recently dead Checker. FINAL FOLLOW UP -The planned Checker fence raising party decided that too much time had passed already, and that Marissa's problem needed to be solved now. So, away they went. For years, this nice lady has welcomed a whole bunch of Checkers into her home and unselfishly shared her little piece ofMargariraville with us. And the guys definitely wanted to help her out when she was in need. Prospec-tive member Marty Seefri ed and non-Checker Paul Porter promoted all the fencing and assorted pieces. Tom Koch sent a ruck and driver to pick it all up and then on down to Baja. Butch Dunn and Koch flew most everybody else down in their planes and the work began. Not only aid Max Norris, Roy Moore, Koch, Dum, Seefried, and the rest of the crew put the 300 feet of fence, but they also fixed her roof and moved a piano for this long time friend of the Club. Good show guys! FAIR. News By Joy Bancroft The votes are in ... the new Board members have been elected for July 1st, and they are: Presiden r: Bob Steinberger; Vice President: Wes W isdom; Treasurer: George Ladwig; Race Director: Bill Markel; Secretary: Joy Bancroft; Sargeant at Arms: Harry Dunne. If you missed the last J une meet-ing, then you missed the opportu-nity ro vote. There was some close running for Treasurer and Sargeant at Arms. Along with the voting in new Board Members ... it's time for ANNUAL FATR DUES. Dues should be sent in July 1st. I am work-ing on a newsletter, so I will drive you crazy reminding you about the dues and where ro send your money! We have been th rough a couple ofMDR races since my last issue, but have more details about the May race. T he June race I will have high-lights in the next issue after the next meeting. May MDR race as you know had around 70 cars start for Paul Duffy and Mojave Desert Rac-ing. FAIR had 17 cars start. Great turnout for FAIR. Brian Parkhouse in his unlimited car had some bad luck at the PRIMM, so he thought he would try the MDR race ro con-tinue to work the bugs our. Brian started the car, it worked great or two laps, and Willie Melancon (who has had very little seat time in the car), unfortunately didn't get very far and the rear blew. Osburn/ Drake team had a fun day together in the 2 unlimited car, hir a big hole and damaged the manifold. They ended up stopping at almost every pit on the last two laps for oil, but finished the race. Mike O 'D onnell had a few problems bur finished fourth in his l O car. Woods in his IO car struggled with the fuel pump and shocks but finished fifth. The Wisdoms after their frustration at the PRIMM, had a great day of smooth racing, except all the rimes it ap-peared rhey were being blocked by Checker Rosenstein. They ended rhe1r smooth day with a firs t place in 1/2-1600 and Scott Wisdom won the 5500 cash award . Owen Pot-Dusty Times

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ter for his first ri~e in 1/2-1600 fin-ished ninth. Tim Braden in the 7 truck class, had finished first, bur was penalized to second place. Ir seems there was a little excessive bumping going on. I don't think Tim saw it that way. Bill Markel in his truck, same class, got the first place. Bur I heard it wasn't Bill that Tim was bumping, some whiner. Class 9 gets really interesting ... Paul Moen's car was busy with co-riders throw-ing up all day. It got so bad that when Joel Mohr got in to drive the second half of the race, he had to let one of the guys out of the car finish-ing the race without a co-rider. So that led Harry and Roy car (after a not so great day, with shocks going away) to get a fourth place instead of a 6 place. Joel Mohr was penal-ized two positions, because he fin-ished without a co-rider. That leaves the ever so consistent Max Hanburg to get another first place win in Class 9 . George Perret and Dennis 'Beckwith brought out their stock trucks for their first race of the sea-son. Perret's truck sounded really good, and finally was able to start a race, however had quite a day of problems. He lost the rear end, re-placed it, lost some gearing and had only second gear ·most of the day, broke a steering arm, but still was able to finish fourth. Dennis had some trans problems, but also was able to finish with a third place. Omboli came out to race and DNF'd in the first lap in his 5-1600 Bug. Strode, however for their first rime our had a couple of flats, lots offun and finished third. Brian Walsh stepped over with FAIR at this race and had an impressive day finishing second in Class 10. And we can't forget Bill Swisher in his stock Bug, finishing two laps and respectfully calling it a day, so FAIR would not be hanging out until dark. The pirs were well covered ... Very busy ... And Jim Reynolds saves the day again and coordinates a great pit setup for FAlR as Race Manager. Thanks Jim! The "Go To Guy" awards are just lining up. The Baja 500 race was a real chal-lenge for FAIR and the recruited Race Manager, Boonie Herndon. Boonie coordinated a great pit strat-egy and work parry. But as time got closer to the race some racers dropped out and Boonie had to do some shuffling. Everything worked out well with the help of some flex-ible racers and teams like Sharynsky and T&J's taking pits. The pits were busy most of the day dumping fuel and driver's changes. But I heard from George Ladwig that Sharynsky sets up one major pit and cam pout on the beach. They had so much food, they even fed Victor Barajas who had broke down and couldn't seem to catch up with his team. The Shea/Drever team blew a motor around· Highway 3. Tom Ridings DNF'd with a blown motor. Maginnis/Ross made it through the day finishing third in Class 1600 even after getting off course after the locals moved the course m:uk-ings. Ed Graham who came down from the Tahoe area to race with FAIR and just finished under the gun. Now for the play by play de-tails on the Steinberger/Clement Pro Truck. It seems Scott started in the truck and had a good start and first place lead on the Barlow truck. Scott got in trouble when he high cen-tered on a tree stump, then worked his way out only to get off course and luckily run into Tom Ridings to find his way. He's lost some time off course and then he had a shock/ coil ov<:'r problem. The/ fixed that Dusty Times and at mile 270 Clement got in the truck and caught up to the Barlow Pro Truck. They both were trapped by some BIG boulders set up by the locals. Todd chose to go over the boulders, Barlow went off course and around, costing him the race. Clements finished the truck in first place and 11th overall. I guess Barlow's team Made a stink and the Steinberger/Clements team were subjected to some major inspection following the race. Sounds like some poor losers to me! I know there has been some sour things said about the MO RE events, but two FAIR teams are having a great time, even though FAIR has not been there due to the lack of racers. THE JOHNSO N's are sweep-ing the events with up to ten Class 9 racers entered and the Johnson's finishing first. The FAYTEAM has had lots of fun with the last race Stacy and Kathy in a new 7S truck. Stacy is driver of record and Kathy is co-driving. AND FINALLY, sounds like a Checker column ... while I am flat-tered that the Checkers referred to me as the'"new Iii Checker harasser," I just want you guys to know there is no leash at my house, just a wife and women who LOVES Motor-sports. My racers husband who has a name, Gary, gets a lot of comment from guys who wished their wife's enjoyed off road racing as much as I do. Anyway, I don't know if the Checkers could handle Gary, when he cops an attitude it's well known. ALL KIDDING ASIDE, what comes to mind is that we are all desert racin' and all pit clubs help one an-other. I look at the last MOR race and recall the FAIR pit on the dry lake bed. FAIR was the only pit out there, and for two_ consecutive laps Kevin Davis stopped at our pit for power steering fluid. And even though he was in contention for first place overall with our FAIR Fisk/ Quinn, we were har,py to help him out. NOWTHAT S OFF ROAD RACIN'! Just some final reminders on some FAIR Events coming up. There is the Annual Nostalgia dinner for old, active, and new members on August 6. And the FAIR "Great Desert Ad-venture" Outing tentatively set for O ctober 24th and 25th. FAIR meets every first and third Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Fullerton. Where the 91 Freeway and Harbor Blvd. meet. Any OFF ROAD enthusiast is welcome! MAG-7 News By Phillip Breedlove BAJA 500 MAG-7 sincerely aepre-ciates the continued support of Bill Enderle and Jim Arbuckle ofValvoline Racing products as well as the dedi-cated individuals who volunteer to work in the pits. MAG-7 exists to sup-port Off Road Racing and especially those who choose to run with MAG-7. So, we give a special thanks to the following MAG-7 Baja 500 racers: Class 1/2-1600-Greg H awkes; Class 3-Pedro Vargas/Daniel Brisken; Class 9 (948)-Ed McLean/Eric Williams/ Ralph Finisterre/Fernie Santiago/ Kevin Walsh/ Andy Pina; Clas 10-Bill Hernquist/Steve Cochran; Class 22-Elizaburo Karasawa/Noboru Mogi; Class 22S-Hisahedi Ueno; Class 25-Steve Greiner/Earl Thigpen; Cla~s 30-Koji Kato; Class 30S-Yasushi Kato; Cla~s 30S-Shoji Yuge: Clas\ 40-Mitsuaki Kanazawa/Koichi Takei. MAG-7 participated in the pre-race contingency festivities and provided 8 pits for the 1997 Tecate/SCORE Baja 500. Shawn and Carl Lowell did a fine job organizing the MAG-7 con-tingency booth on Friday while the pit crews headed for their respective pit locations. Pit # l captained by -Mark Cranmore was a double com-bined with Pit#8 and located at course mile 50.7 (#1) and 426.3 (#8). Mike and Liz Wickersham were responsible for Pit #2 at Rancho Las Pilitas (course mile marker 101). Shawn W ells captained Pit #3 off Hwy. 3 at Km 126 (coursemilernarker215). Wayne and Debbie Newell headed up Pit#4 at course mile marker 260. Heather Jo Zane filed this pit report for the Newells: "Ivan Stewart is coming! Must be him because of the helicopter that just flew by. Who else commands a standing ovation from all of the Pit Crews here at mile marker 215? It's a beautiful sunny day in June.Just right for racing. It's noon and our pit has been open for two and a half hours. The "Weather Man" is . already cranky, just the way we like him. Wayne Newell is our pit cap-tain this time around. He and his wife Debbie wake before the sun is up and keep us cracking all day long under the warm Baja sun and then well into the night. My dad, Bill Kruckmeyer, and Todd Warner keep close to the bikes when they come in for service. "Service" can include fuel, tires, water, food, or just a quick wipe down to remove some of the dust and grime that gathers as the racers negotiate the tricky terrain. When a rider apl?,roaches, someone yells "incoming' and we all jump to life.Todd grabs the gas can, Wes Davis guides the bike in and Gene Botticelli handles the fire extin-guisher. When the rider pulls up, Toni Ehly cleans his visor and then quickly steps back to give the other workers room. Anyone nor assigned a specific task stays back and out of the way as safety is a primary MAG-7 concern. After all work is com-plete, Mark Botticelli checks for traf-fic and signals "all clear" to the racer. The pit stop is complete when Chris Ehly records the vehicle num-ber and time. We're lucky to have so many dedicated people who vol-unteer to support MAG-7 and rac-ing. Maybe it's the Baja Air or the . sheer love of racing or the chance to be with old friends that keeps us coming. In the company ofMAG-7, I've had the opportunity to en-joy places such as Mikes Sky Ranch, Ojos Negros, San Felipe and many others. Ivan Stewartjust"blew" by. We cheered; we whooped, we hollered. Then we sat back and waited for the next racer. Just an-other day in paradise! Steve Stenberg, the captain of pit #5 filed this report: Pit #5 opened at 10 a.m. on race day and was located at course mile 263 between Simpson Ranch and Valle De Trinidad. Pit captain Steve, Ste~berg was assisted by Michael Stenberg, Norm Bisson, Chuck Weber and Richard Weber. Radio reception was great with continu-ous communication with pits 3,4 and 6 thanks to Bob Hines who did a great job on our radios. The first MAG-7 bike into our pit was 51X at 12:50 p.m .. He took two gallons and was on his way. Bikes 402X and 301X came next at l :23 and 1:27 p.m .. No problems, so we dumped their gas_gave them a drink and they were off!! The first MAG-7 car was # 1609. He took fuel and needed a tire, but his chase crew had the tire at the power plant so off down the course he went. Bike 351Xarrivedat4:0l and352.Xwas close behind at 4:04. The Hondas were running strong and all they needed was some fuel. The first Quad that rolled in was #99A from Smitty's Cycle and he arrived at 5:13 p.m. Earl took on gas and water and headed out. Finally, car #948 came in at 8:05 needing some ENDUR 1?J Don't Know Who You Are, But quick welding on the front end, then we sent them on their way. We also had the pleasure of assist-ing a few non MAG-7 racers, Team Los Negete Boys (Baja Pi·ts) came into the pit with a flat right front tire, so we changed the tire and sent him on his way! Los Campeones was able to utilize our gooa radio coverage to search for a broken car because the Los Campeones Valle De Trinidad pit had radio problems. As always, as long as it doesn't ad-versely affect a MAG-7 racer we are always happy to assist a fellow racer ,. who is in need which is of course the BAJA SPIRIT! Dave Sickles was the Captain of Pit #6 and he filed this report: Pit #6 was located near Llano Colo-rado and opened at 10:30 a.m. race day. We were just off Hwy. 1 about a mile up the gravel road as the course headed towards Cerro Solo and the ocean. The pit location gave us a great view of the incoming ve-hicles and then a petfect "head on" approach to the pit. The trophy trucks, #11 in-particular, made our little stretch of gravel sound like Talladega! Five out of our six bikes made it to the pit; 402X at 2:40 PM, 302X at 2:48 PM, 35 lX at 5:22 PM, and 352X at 3:30 PM. The 4x4 quad #99A rolled in at 6:45 PM. All the bikes looked good and they were in and out in less than a minute with fuel, a quick drink and ·an orange slice. Car #1609 passed the pit at 5:00 PM with no need to stop. #559 with the MAG-7 prez at the wheel honked as they roared by at 6:57 PM. #948 made it in at about 10:00 PM for the driver change. We inspected the welding job per-formed at pit #5 and sent them on their way. All in all, it was a fairly routine day with no mishaps to speak of and everyone left happy! Just another great day in Baja!!! Jerry McMurray's Pit #7 was located ,. '.:, near San to Tomas at Course mile " marker 367. THANKS for returning our driveshaft (97 Baja 500). It's nice people like you that make off-road racing so great. Enduro Rac~ng San Bernardino, CA August 1997 Page 47

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Race Car Chassis Race Car Pmts Aluminum bodies 1/2-1600 Motors And Trans Custom Machine Work & Fabrication Ro£l<t1 . B1Uls&Y S11-1pply 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, Az. &5365 . ({,02) 783-6265 • 1 (800)231-8156 OFF ROAD CHASSIS <fuflineeJlt;u7 BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA Complete Off Road Preparation FOR TRUCKS, VAN S & MINI TRUCKS PRE-RUN TRUCKS • CUSTOM SUSPENSION AXLE SERVICE • WELDING & FABRICATION Bill Montague Est. 1974 {714) 761-9460 OFF-RO.AD TRUCK FIBERGLASS -25 Years in the Fiberglass Business -Builder of 16 Factory Team Truck Bodies -Custom Molds and Repairs * All Types ol Steel U A1umin1q11 Fabrication A'ARACING V,;:/GASOLINE "100. 110 114 118" methanol & 111lro Steve Poole . C.L. Bryant, Inc. 13415 Carmenita Rd. Sante Fe Springs, CA 90670 Office (310) 802-8913 fax (310) 802-0274 • Commercial Fuels & Lubes • High Performance Lubes • On-Site Fuel Distribution • Technical Assistance • Fuel & Lubes Handling Equip. PORSCHE G50 THEONLYREASONFORNOT ADVERTISING IN DUSTY TIMES IS BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE MORE BUSINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE . 1 -800-929-4360 RACE SHOCK FOWRACING 'i"-BHOCKB OFF·ROAD ~RACINO f!,,ff/QASOLINE • Off-road products and services for recreational and racing applications • Shock services for rebuilding and application assistance • Sales of new & pre-owned suspension components • We take trade-ins LEE FINKE 1711 WEST CULVER #1 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007 TEL: (602) 254-0744 FAX: (602) 493-0975 MOBILE: (602) 376-0944 RQCJ< . .-RoLL "~::a: . ·~ (C[E [p>l}{]@"jj(O) COSTA MESA, CA. 92628 "IF YQU'LL SHOW OFF ••• ... WE'LL SHOW lP'I (714) 722- 0491 RACING TRANSAXLES '-','kl.> :(0.,t Trailer Products Inc. 1121 N. Buena Vista Hemet, Calif 92543 Ph:909-654-7334 lO 19) <i43-:24d0 IF..,.:-&n1rT...--.rr-.... ....,FT'....,.FiiFiiii=iiir=-+-------------h----=-------__:_ 1700 EAST MAIN :iT. E:L CAJON. CA 92021 PARKER PUMPER HAROLD NICKS= HELMET = SAN SEVAINE WP..Y L MIRA L01'1A, CA 91752 909-360-5906 COMPANY FAX 909-360-0436 LI...I..J'LLILaLI.l..!_I...LI..J f~W~(Q)V[~@"lf) SAFETY EQUIPMENT Mi\XON, MOTOROLA, HOAOMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRING FOR RADIO &/ OR INTERCOM STIU. ONLY S 12'5. 2888 GUNDRY ,\\IE. SIGNAL HILL, CA 90806 310-427-8177 800-869-5636 ~\l\> stu1, ~ ~ ~ Todd Francis ~ Precision Alloy, /,Id, t!;.. 700 N.E. 117th Street ~ ~ Vancouver, WA 9868S.~ ;o~ . ~ Phone ~$. ~CJ. Fax 360-574-5474 lon & 360--516--1109 A High Performance VS luce Truck Series "The True Dril'er's Class" Tel. 6 I 9.449.6252 Fax 619.449.6470 9-i 19 Abraham \\av. See. B Santee. CA 92071-258-i Qua\it1 Used 'Parts ~ ,-·~r, r~! s,fffEfiu-1' 10-iQ South Main Stred. Fallbrook, CA 92028 IX'\ 760-72.1-2117 F-MAI L bajarace · Pl IONr 700-723-2117 LAURA • RICHARD S. B. ENGINEERING "SUPER BOOT,, HCR66, BOX 11030 PAHRUMP (CRYSTAL) NV 89041 (702) 372-5335 TIM CECIL 849 Lambert • Brea, CA 92621 (714) 447-3581 Fax (714) 672-9246 JOB SITE SIGNS• BANNERS• l',11/00W-LETTEAll,G • CAR LETTERlllG • GRAPHICS SGUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway C1rc!e • Hunt:ngto1 Beac . CA 9 2649 (714) 897-0075 • Fa\ (7 14) 694-9567 Jerry Penhall 714 • 650 • 3035 Fax 714 • 650 • 4721 1660 Babcock Bldg. #8 ~----'C=oo=:;st=-a;;;a:.i..CA.=-:..~92;,;:;.62:;,;7..i.....-"--..._ ___ ::,::.:;.:;.:;.:;,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::,::~_..~::::::;;::;::=:;;;:::=========================---'

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I'), '&ltPfato. 45-4!0#l0~St. 619-347-5052. 'Jdu,.. eA 92201 15855 Dell View Rd. El Cajon, California 92021 Steve Spirkoff/Owner 619/561-2913 . [!fjj[!fjj0 (213)583-2404 SANDERS SERVICE, tNC. METAL PROCESSING 5921 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001 SANDBLAST GLASS BEAD MAGNETIC PARTICAL -FLOURESCENT INSPECTION Mark Smith Larry Smith El Centro, CA ...................... 800-989-4645 El Cajon, CA ......... _. ............. 800-458-2711 lndio, CA. ............................ 800-989-3278 Lanca..wr, C.A ...................... 800-462-9499 Las Vegas, NV ... :·,··············· 702-643 .. 9200 Long Beach, CA ................... 310-432-394(> Oxnard, CA ................ _. ...... : .. 805-485-6900 Perris, CA ............................. 800-969-3835 Van Nu)'·s, CA ....................... RlS--786-8180 River.~ide, CA. ...................... 909-877-0226 All other inquiries, contact Sports Racing at P.O. Box 610, Long Beach, CA 90801 310-518-7318 DoN STEVES CHEVROLEl TUCKER Motorsports Director Sales & Leasing Whittier Blvd. at Horbor Lo Habra, Californio 90631 (310) 691 •6704 (714) 521-1102 Fax (310) 691-9396 I Jte,wQ.f't C ~ Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Truclcs • Buggies • Pre-Runners (619) 449-9728 FAX (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 •-•--------=nt ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING 31510 223rd Street East Llano, CA 93544 805-261-3202 OFF ROAD RAONG SPECIALISTS WEWING • FABRICATOJ • FUJMECUTTING • FRCNTEIJOS • REAR TRAILING ARMS RACE OIASSIS • PRERUNNERS • FOX RAONG SHJX LARRY ROSEVEAR 134.5 DYNAMICS. UNIT D ANAHEIM, C4 92806 PHONE {714) 996-6260 FAX {714) 996-6405 Get the word out about your business, big or small. Put your business card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customen. Good Stuff Directory A<h are merel~1is].oo per month. Trackside Photo O.ff-road race photography since 1970 Fidel Gonzales 805-578-34 70 P.O. Box 747, Moorpark, CA 93020 !(ACE !HANS BY JEFF f/ElD'S TRfiNSflXLE ENGINEEiUNG JEFF FIELD· 818-998-2739 9833 Deering UnllH Chatsworth, CA 91311 TRANSMISSIONS WEST SpeclaMzlng h High Pert. Tran:.a,cles • vw • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD WERACE WHAT WE SElL (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 S. Noonandie • Torrance, CA 90501 CUSTOM GEARBOX BUILDING l11ce or P/111/ Paul Smiley • Salton City, CA · (619) 394-0039 So. Cal. Distributors• (310) 928-2Z-8 Lyn. Gordon. or Mike (UMP] 619/449-9690 UNIQUE METAL PRODUCTS 10729 WHEATLANDS AVENUE SUITE A SANTEE. CA 92071 CUSTOM SHEET METAL SHOP AIR CLEAMER SYSTEMS FUU LINE OF POWER STEERING FOR All TYPES vF RACING-& RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PRODUCTION SHOi> (TABS, BRACKETS, BODIES, ETC.) BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Coast P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (909) 674-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 ,, PerformanceCamshatts Automotive • A TV • Motorcycle 1815 Massachusetts Ave 909/369-5144 Riverside, CA 92507 Fax 909/369-7266

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RACE CARS BAJA BUGS DUNE BUGS V .W. & PORSCHE FOREIGN CARS NISSAN & TOYOTA Off Raad Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication . • Transmissions • Parts and Service • Complete Welding Lorenzo Rodriguez Dale White Racing 3940 M;m,natha Circle Las Vegas. NV 89103 10Z-81J.1661 • 515 So. Vermont, Glendora, CA 91740 • (818) 914-8147 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service @.~r,,:~"""• ,:,rr.r:J Off Road Products Front and Rear Tra~ing Nms • Spindles · Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels 535 East -~""'~at Park Anaheim, CA 92802 714-95~9457_ 2733 W. Missouri ·Phoenix. IQ 85017 JackW~s (6021 242-0077 Classified ... FOR SALE: Class 9 Single seat. Ev-ervthing new and the best, Never raced. SAW, 300M, .Fuel Safe, Fox Shox, BFGs on Chrome, Parker, Beard, SACO, UMP, CNC dual master cylinder, New beautiful alu-minum, WR trans, PCI mount. Needs motor and wiring to race. Divorce sale. $4,000.00 or best (562) 495-9760. Roller's For Sale: Single Seat Chenowth Chassis, No Motor/No Trans., FodFab Front End, Super FORCED SELL: 89 Ford Ranger, Strong, Huge Coil-over Shock SCORE WINNER. Stock mini or Moun rs, Foddril Chromoly Rear 7S race ready w/many spares. 2.9 Trailing Arms with Summer's Bros. carb. 600 CFM Holley, Twin trans Flanges, 40 gallon Fuel Cell, Seat, Cooler w/fan. MSD 6A ignition, All Aluminum Done, 2 Bodies! Offenhauser intake, Art Carr Z gate Baja Brokers Ref #576 $-5,900.0 shifter. A4Ld transmission, 8.8 rear oho.AWESOME DEAL: 2 seat '96 end, 51.3 gears. 15" travel Fox Aceco chassis. No-Motor, No Shocks w/reservoirs, Fuel Safe tank, Trans., Class l / 10/ 12, Pod Front 1.5" Chromolly cage customized by End, Drop Spindles, Bilstein Coil-Penhall. BFG Baja 33xl 0.50 w/ over Shocks, Bypass Shocks, Char spares + rims. Beard seats, and many extras. Too-much tolist!l! NEED TO Lyn, Mastercraft, Simpson, Super SALii: 1669 JMR 2:;eat; MiJ: engine,A-arm, Class 1 or 10. Sway-A-Way internal bypass shocks, Tay-lor custom seats w/air lumbar sup-ports, CNC pedals & brakes, 30 gal Fuel Safe, all the best. No expense spared in the design and construc-tion of this beautiful car. $28k fully prepped, less engine & trans. Call Lar 1--800-547-2414. · SELL FAST!! Winning truck w/ Nice, Baja Brokers Ref #585 Rifht driver ... Our loss your gain $19,900.00 (760) 723-2117. . """ .. $ 000 b (7 4) 515 FOR SALE: l-1600ShortCourse on y 15,00 . o o 1 -FOR SALE: 1/2-1600 Taylor f 11 B h. 4 car. I you want a winner.. uy t 1s 99 0. Chromemoly chassis, Mini perfor- car. Best of everything, Bilsteins, Outstanding Class 5: Winningest Baja Bug in the Desert. This car is Race Ready with Spares. Includes Brand New Fat 2.7L Type 4 Motor, Fresh Fortin/Hewland 5 Speed Tranny. Fox Shocks, Summe~s Bros Hubs, Outboard 930 c.v. Joints, This car's record is amazing. Class 5 Champion 94-95, In 3 years this car Finished 19 out of 21 Races! 1996 Milestone Award Winner. Baja " Brokers Ref #572 $29,900.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seat. Fox, Sway-A-Way, CNC, this car has been prepped 1 00% from ground up. All new plumbing, electrical, plus a compledy new brake system. Lots of spares. $3 ,300.00 702 880-1563. WANTED:A-ARMJIMCOCLASS mance motor & trans, car weighs CNC, 930, Sway-A-Way 20.0m l or 10 REAR ENGINE OR MID 1,651 lbs, Mich. off road Limited bars, Power steering Wright combos, Simply Quality: This Trophy Truck ENGINE ROLLING CHASSIS OR champion. Best of everything- ready Centerlines, JG Transwerks, Bates is a looker and it works! Ford Ranger COMPLETE CAR (209)486-to race $7,200.00 minus motor & motor, Summer stubs. $8,000.00 XtraCab Body, Beautiful Fabrication 0280 or (209)645-5716. trans $5,200.00. ALSO: 1600 Long Firm Call Steve Bishop (909) 789-Throughout, 26" FrontTravel/28" FOR SALE: New 1650cc REV-BlockenginebuiltbyMiniperfor-4253. Rear Travel on Mike Smith Bypass Power Rabbit, $5,000.00 ALSO mance $850.00. Any questibns Call _F_O;..R;;;..._SA_L_E_: C-las_s_5_VW--se_d_an_, 2-1-80 Shocks, Chrisman Rear End, 13 " one off Baja Bug, Custom paint, 10" Tim Lemons at (810) 954-2729. w/single Weber, Type 4 trans w/ Disc Brakes All Around, CNC Billet wide Beam, 3x3 arms, Bus trans, FOR SALE: FAT 1600 motor, 150 Hewland Gears, Mastercraft seats, FOR SALE: 5/ 1600: Sway-A-Way, Calipers, 37" BFG Tires on 17" Ul- Rev-Power Motor, Mastercraftt miles since rebuild,All the best parts, Fuel cell, KYB all .around, Sway-A- Beard seats, Ty 1 trans (or TY II), tra ~eels. Parabok built ~o_rd SVO Simpson etc. $10,000.00 or con- ready to bolt in and race. (602) 714- Way arms, Full instruments. Sani- Centerlines, BFG, motor incl. Has 430 c1d V8, dual MSD Ignmon Sys-- sider trade for Pre Run truck. Call 8336 $1800.00 obo (602) 503-tary. Will send photo on request. only 3 races on it. $3,500.00 Call tern, 650+ HP, Ken Mogi C-6 Race for more info. (909) 889-5612. 1733. $5,500.00 (408) 227-9116 1/m. John (760) 868-5694 aft. & eve. Transmission Reverse Pattern Shifter. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ All of these things work together to ■ {l nJ • make this the best Ford Trophy Truck • Se or swap your extra parts a pieces in : for sale. $64,000.00. Baja Brokers ■ D T rcyy 'T'Tll A"E' c. ■ Ref#492 (760)723-2117. : l./J 1..1...1.Y.L J, ■ For Sale: New SCORE legal 5-1600, just completed Lothringer all • Classified Advertising rate is only $20 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7". NEW AN~ RENEWAL SUBSCRIPTIONS TO DUSTY TIMES - A 45 word Classified Ad is FREE if you act now and subscribe. If you wish to use a photo in your free ad, enclose $5.00. All Classified Ads must be PAID IN ADVANCE. REMEMBER - CLASSIFIED AD SPACE JS LIMITED - YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. • chromoly, Hatz power, WR Racing ■ tranny, Beard► Yokohama, • -----------------------------------------,:;,----,------:::-::::-: ■ Centerlines, Mastercraft, Wright •■ Please run ad ____ times ■ Enclosed is $ _____ (Send check or money order, no cash) Place, VDO, Fuel Safe, KC, Parker ■ Mail to: ■ Pumper, Fox, Combos, Sway-A-Way, ■ Name--------~-------------------------DUSTY TIMES : spares, never raced-ready for your • Address __________________ Phone ____________ 20751 Marilla Street ■ stickers, $13,000.00 (714) 505-: Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 ■ 6173. ■ City ___________________ State ___ Zip _________ ■ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Dusty Times August 1997 Page 53

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"'": ,,,~,¥ Top of The Line 7S: Ford Ranger 4WD, New Model Body, 3.0L 4 Cylinder, 290+ HP, Mogi C-4 Tranny, 47 gallon Fuel Cell, Fox Front Shocks w/Resevoirs and Ad-justable Damping, Kuster Rear Shocks, National Spring, Chrisman 9" Rear End With 300M Axles, 9 First Place Finishes Including the Baja 1000. Many, many spares, in-cluding spare race motor available. Baja Brokers Ref #584. $40,000.00 760 723-2117. FOR SALE: '63 Baja - Street legal but built for Off Road. 1776 cc, close ratio 3rd & 4th, 6 Bilsteins, Sway-A-Way, Beard, CNC. Great first desert car. $3,900.00 obo with T-trailer. Call Mike at (714) 770-0597 eves. FOR SALE: Class 10, 2 seat, Toyota 4AG Motor, Bus Trans, Blue Max, 930 c.v.s, Fuel Cell, 8 Fox Shocks, Beard, Wright, Parker Pumper, Flame Out, Centerlines, Autometer, KC Hi Lites, Moving -must sell. $7000.00 OBO (909) 845-1955. FORSALE:TOYOTA4AGClass 10 Motor: FAT Performance w/facrory Toyota modifications. I race since total ground-up rebuild. New JE Pistons, new valves/valve job, new Web-Cams, new clutch & pressure plate, new hard-ware. Includes, Electromotive ignition, potter rods and new crank. Fresh and ready to race. $8,000. (310) 787-5613. - . PACKAGE DEAL: Class 8 Ford, 15" Travel fronc/20" travel rear,, Kuster coil over shocks, 35" BFG Baja T/As, 488 cid V8, Cobra Jet heads, MSD ignition, Powerhouse motor, Mogi C6 transmission, Chrisman 9 3/4 rear End, 46 spline axles, 80 gallon fuel system, srares included. $35,000.00 and i you are looking for a hauler here's this: 53 FOOT TRAILER: Kentucky Air ride trailer, Luxury transportation, generator, 10,000 lbs, winch, tool boxes, Belly Boxes, A/Cl 10/12V Lighting, air compressor, $35,000.00 Baja Brokers #569 (Class 8) Ref #568 (pre-runner), ref #567 (trailer) (760) 723-2117. LA RANA SPECIAL: Toyota 2WD Stock Mini, 22R 4 cyl., Dual 44mm Carbs, 185 HP Toyota 5 speed Tranny, Mogi 8" Rear End with spool, 4.88 R&P, 32 gallon Fuel Cell, Dual Bilsteins with Reservoirs all around, Long Travel Ball Joints, SAWTorsions, Tough Front suspension, New shock mounts; 31" Tires with many spares, Prepped and ready to race. Great value!! Ref #524 Baja Brokers $4,800.00 (760) 723-2117. LOOKING FOR BAJA 1000 C-Drive: Experienced, reliable driver in search of highly competitive Class 10, Class 10 Lite or 1/2-1600 team for Baja 1000. 2 seat car a must. Will provide tires, race fuel, en try fees, fresh pre-runner and some funding. Serious efforts only. Please call Marty Fiolka (310) 433-0510. FOR SALE: 95 Nissan Hardbody parts, Bedliner with tailgate cover $100.00. Chrome front bumper $100.00 4 stock aluminum· l 5x7 rims. $500.00, all obo, phone Matt at (520) 742-5710, Tucson-Phoe-mx area. HE BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension with this adv~ced bump stop system. Th••• Bump Stop• com• complete with a mounting system, poly-eurethane end piece and enough valving to get the job done. ECOMICALLY PRICED AT $319.90 PER PAIR. !INCLUDES MOUNTING HARDWARE AND THE GRADE 8 BOLT..-:,; . . SEE YOUR OFF ROAD RACING PARTS SUPPLIER Yarnell Specialties, Inc. 1-520-427-3551 Page 54 -OR CALL US DIRECT 102 Crestview P.O. Box 845 Yarnell, AZ 85362-084~ ·-,,,:l FOR SALE: Class 10 or 12 - 1 seat: 114" wb, Chromoly frame, best of everything, New coil over Bilsteins front. Wright front end. New Sway-A-Way rear axles, stubs & 930 c.v.s. New Weber Carb. New 44mm heads. ABS disc. Turn key car. Plenty of spares. (motor, tires etc.) Call Steve (801) 825-3832 $5,000.00 OBO. FOR SALE:" High Jumper 2 ;eat~;. . Class 10, FAT performance 1650 cc Rabbit Bus trans, 930 c.v.s. Fox Shox w/reservoirs. Disc brakes, Wright Power steering. Beard seats w/ Simpson belts, $8,000:oo obo. Call for more info & pictures. (760) 342-5003 after 5:00 or leave mes-sage. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Class 10 or 12. Fast & Light, Less than 1,000 miles on die car. From 1st built. Fox Shox, floaters, new Charlyn steering. Re-duced price $17,500.00 oho. No motor. After 6pm (562) 404-5607 or page (310) 669-1254. Super Trick Project: Insane Pre-Run-ner Partly Built to Trophy Truck Caliber. Ed Frisk built chromoly. Set up for ·chevy SB and Turbo 400 Tranny, Not Included, Can be modi-fied to fit any motor/trans combo, 2 Beard Seats, Art Carr Shifter, In-cludes Various Sizes of Chromoly Tubing and Jigs For Work Com-pleted. Some of the finest fabrica-tion ever. Baja Brokers Ref #583 $3,000.00 (760) 723-21 I 7 FOR SALE: LARGE INVEN-TORY: Porsche 930 Turbo c.v.s-$150.00-$200 .00 per set of 4, · · Type N c.v.s-$80.00 set of 4, Thing, Stub axles (Genuine) $80.00 pair, Type N cranks $80.00 each, 2.0 LTR rods $75.00 (4), All parts ex-cellent used condition, iiot raced, can ship COD UPS, (714) 839-0323. FOR SALE: Class 1/2 Single Seat Raceco, 127" WB, 100% Chrome-moly construction, torsion bar rear w/ Kuster Bypass Shocks & Sum-mers Outboards, Coil-Over frontw/ 4 Kuster shocks, Drop spindles, Summers Hubs & Disc brakes, Beards Super Seat, Charlyn PS, VDO instrumentation, Parker Pumper, Dry Sump Setup. $10,500.00. ALSO: 3.0L Porsche 6cyl Complete, $7,500.00. ALSO: Hewland DG300 w/Slipper Clutches $6,000.00. ALL for $21,000.00 Contact Ron Brown@ (602) 843-8223 or (602) 256-7943. WANTED: Class 1 or 10 2-sear car with beam front end to be used as a pre-run-ner. Engine and trans not needed. Call Kevin at (909) 947-3310. August 1997 FOR SALE: Class 12 Race Car -Single Seat, Wide Front and Rear, 1640cc with High dollar Heads, Race Box, New Fuel Safe Cell, Power Steering, Beards, Flame Out, 930s. Good shape and prepped -Only $6,600.00. Call Lee at Raceshock in Phoenix {800) 929-4360. FOR SALE: Awesome Trophy-Truck, thousands in spares, Former Robby Gordon Frank Vessel, 38" rear 32" front travel with the best of everything. This truck is a winner. Could be made Class 8 legal. $70K or will consider trade for real estate or!! Ref#489 Contact Baja Brokers 760 723-2117. ~== FOR SALE: 105" wheel base, 1600 engine, Single 2 barrel carp, Tri-Mil exhaust, dual port heads, Dual fuel tanks, about 4 l /2 gal each, current registration, runs great, ready to roll ~-1,900.0? Call (909) 355-1247. .. """·.·.,,,:'~'.] FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 A-arm Aceco, Fox, Summers, Russell Wir-ing, VDO, MSD, Ron Davis radia-tor, Lee PS, New paint, floor, com-plete car, no motor or trans, MUST SELL $9,500 or best offer. (619) 435-8936. FOR SALE: Class 10 - 2 seat, fresh Toyota, New trans, FTC gears, new panels, Summer Bros, Wright com-bos, nothing but the best, profes-sionally maintained, lots of spare parts, Race ready, injury force sale, $10,500.00 (909) 592-5937 Lv Message. FOR SALE: 5-1600 Turn Key Racer. All the right stuff. $7,500.00 or will consider trade for Jeep, Motorhome or trailer, John (51 O) 534-1488. FOR SALE: 1996 Ford Ranger Built by Johnny Greaves. All the Good stuffi! $9,000.00 26' Enclosed SS Trailer, Inside finished professionally with Benches and lights, $7,000.00 Call Jon (41.4) 788-3360. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seat. This is a new car with less than 50 miles of testing on it. Suspension Unlim-ited chassis, Fex motor, JG Transwerks, Fox Shocks 300m bars, Sway-A-Way type 3 drums, Fuel Safe with spares. Must sell $4,800.00 (805) 266-8580. FOR SALE: Wide front Beam, Wide Rear Torsion Housing with King Kong Adjusters, 300mm Race Sway-A-WayTorsion Bars, Spring Plates, Jamar Shifter, Dash with Switches and Lights, Complete Aluminum Off Road Car body Panels -$1,500.00. Note: Includes Com-plete Chassis. Call Lee at Raceshock in Phoenix (800) 929-4360. l:!~~1@t:==tJF??'?:::::: I tit:::::::::::.:-. BITCHIN' Class 8 Chevy, 600 hp motor, JE Piston, Brodix Alum. Heads, 44 gal fuel cell, Art Carr Shifter, Beard Seats, Autometer Gauges, MSD Ignition, National Springs, Rancho Lighting Shocks, Summers Bros. Rear End and Brakes, Art Carr Trans, 23" Rear Travel, Super Nice, Low Mileage, Excellent Condition!! LOWERED TO $32,000.00 Ref#535 Baja Bro-kers (760) 723-2117. BIG SUMMER SALE: TRANNY'S (A) 002 with 4.86 R&P, Hewlands, 930 Flanges, Good Style Bell Hous-ing, Throw-Out Bearing, Zero miles since rebuild - $1,400.00 (B) 091 with 4.57 R&P (Welded Type), Hewland Gears, Super Diff., Welded Case 930 Flanges, Good Bell Housing and Throw-Out Bear-ing, Zero miles since rebuild, Full Race Setup -$2,400.00. (C) 091 with 4.57 R&P (Non-Welded Pi-non Shaft), W.P. Racing Gears, 091 Style, Super Diff., Welded case, 930 Flanges, Good Bell Housing and Throw~out Bearing. This is a new unit with only approximately 150' test miles - Latest Off Road Race gear-ing Setup - $2,700.00. Call for Ra-tios on all Trannys. TIRES (A) 10 ea. Trophy Truck Size Mud Grabber MT by General 37x i-2.50/ l 7 New - Never Mounted-$125.00 ea. (B) 4 each Yoko Super Digger III 35xl 1.50/15 (Used) -$50.00 ea. (C) 2 each-Delta HiWay7.50/16 (used) $60.00 each. (D) 2 each Su-per HiWay King 7.50/16 (Used) $60.00 each. (E) 2 each - Super Traction 7.00/15 on Polished Alu-minum Wheels with Tubes (Used) $125.00 ea. (F) 2 each Traction Kings 7 .00/ l 5 on Polished Alum. Wheels -bubble style with Tubes (Used) -$100.00 ea. (G) Recapped Tires 33xl0.50/15 New Tread -Zero miles -$85.00 ea. (H) Yoko cores -33xlO.50/15 Ideal for Re-capping $25.00 ea. (I) 2 each - BFG P215/70 Rl5 Grooved for Short course - $25.00 each. 0) I each BFG P275/60 SR15 Grooved - $20.00 ea. (K) l each BFG P295/50 RI 5 Grooved -$20.00 each .. WHEELS (A) 2 each Centerline l 5x7 With 3" Backspace - very straight - $70.00 each. (B) I each polished Centerline l 5x 7 with 3" Backspace - like new -$80.00 ea. (C) 4 each -VW 5 hole Steel White spoke - $10.00 each (NOTE: Some haveTires)-$10.00 ea. SPINDLES 1 set Wright Com-bos with Drum brakes - includes Link Pins, Bearings, Drums with Studs, Backing Plates, Shoes, Springs Etc - Recently Magged -$470.00. BRAKES 1 pair Complete VW Race Front Drum Brakes -$125.00 COIL SPRINGS (BIG ONES) (A) 3.5 IDx5.25" OD x 27.5" Lon~ -500 lb $400.00 per pair(B)3.5 1Dx5.25"ODx29.5" Long 600LB $400.00 per pair-Call Lee or Mike at Raceshock - Phoenix, AZ (800) 929-4360 Dusty Times

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1973 VWThing: New paint, New Upholstery, New tires 3,000 miles on Engine, Tranny ahd Front End Rebuild, Excellent Condition, Brand new cloth top. Great Vaca-tion or Baja transportation . Ref #592 Baja Brokers $5,500.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 1996 Fl50 Class 8, Never raced, everything new, liquid filled gauges, super seats, belts, Rancho Race shocks, Fiberglass front end, BFG Baja terrain tires, Crager Wheels, Fuel cell with gauge, dupli-cate parts, too much to list (titled with Current tags) $23,500.00 Rob (602) 237-3113 or (602) 237-3831. FOR SALE: 5-1600 Car, 13 to 1 Motor, Bus Trans, Low 3rd & 4th, 930 c.v.s, Fox Shocks, Wright front & steering, Flameout, Centerlines, Yokohamas, Cutting Brake, Fuel Cell, Sway-A-Way and extra parts, $6,500.00 obo Phone (760) 253-2203. FOR SALE: Class 4 Ford Fox 14" coil over remote, Fox bumps, Sum-mers 9" 35 spline floater w/spool, fuel safe cell, Neal pedal, Auto meter, BFG, Earls, Mastercraft full race C-5 tranny, ready to race with your motor. (860) 546-9412 $5,500.00 FOR SALE: Soda Class 8S Dodge: 96 Class champ, National springs, Bilsteins, Henry's balljoints, Moser axles, Dana 60, low hours on en-gine and trans. 95% complete, in-cludes spares, $5,500.00 (616) 267-5135. DANCO RACING'S CHAMPI-ONSHIP CLASS 8S FORD Fl 50: BFGoodrich, American Racing, Beadlocks, AutoFab, Moog, Lee Power Steering, Earl's, 500hp 35 lc.i. by Hollywood Machine, short shaft C6 Competition Trans., Moser & Summers Bros. 9" diff., National Springs, Fuel Safe, Dual Airborne, Thorley, Moroso, Edelbrock, B&M, Dynamax, Aucometer, KC HiLites, Howe quickener, K&N, Fox Shox, Beards, Mesa oil coolers and much more!! Highest .bid takes all (will consider trade for Ford Ranger & $$), start-ing bid $12,000.00. Call Dan (818) 966-1393 or (318) 919-1011. Dusty Times FOR SALE: HiJumper 1835 VW Motor built by Aero, Bus Trans by Transaxel Engineering, Duel DeLorto 40mm Carbs, Mickey Thompsons, paddles, Heavy duty front end, KC HiLites, Fiberglass re-movable panels, Chromed out, adj peddles, turn brakes, tool boxes. Turn key. George (562) 930-0617 eves. $4,500.00 OBO. FOR SALE: Class 11: Sway-A-Way, BFGs, Beard seats, Bilstein $3,500.00. Call John for Details, Af-ternoon and evenings (760) 868-5694. CLASS 7S Ranger: '95 Ford Splash Body, 2.5 L 4 cyl., Deep Oil pan, Fox Shocks, Long Travel Front sus-pension, Nationals in Rear, Mogi C-4 Auto Transmission, 9" Rear End w/40 Spline Axles, All 4130 Cage, CNC, Taylor, PIM, 35 gallon Fuel Cell, Automoter, Complete and ready to go. Nice Race Truck! $17,900 Baja Brokers Ref #366 (760) 723-2117 EXPERIENCED PARTS: Lots of 930 Axles, VW Axles, Etc. 930 c.v. Flanges, $40; FodFab King Kong Spindles, $500; Jimco A-arm Spindles, $450; Spring Plates, $20-$60; Many, Many VWTorsion Bars, $20-$50; 5-1600 IRS Jimco Rear Trailing Arms, $70; UMP Power Steering Ram, $100; Jeff Fields Bus Tranny, $2,800; Bus Tranny Core wftop mount bellhousing, $150; Engine Adapter Plate-Chevy V6 to VW, $75; Uniden Race Radio, $350; 11 "xl O" Long Oil Cooler, $50; 25"x22" Radiator w/Alumi-num Shroud $175; YOO Monster Tach, $30; 6 Stewart Warner Gauges in Aluminum Housing, $140; Holley Blue Fuel Pumps, $40; Boxes of Lights, $10-$55, Drum Pumps, Heavy Duty, Like New $50; Empty Flame Out Bottle, $45; 14" Fox Shocks w/Reservoirs (7 /8" shaft) $150; Bilstein Position Sensi-tive challenger Rear Shocks, $130; Reservoirs $100; Bilstein Shocks, $65; Limiting straps up the wazoo $10; F-150 Spirit shock Towers/Coil Buckets $200; CNC Billet Callipers, $200; Class 7 Ranger I-Beams, Ra-dius Arms, Tie Rods, Steering Arm, $1000; Keith Black 440 cid V8 Dodge Motor, $3,500; Auto Fab 15" Travel F-150 Complete Kit! $1,200; Supertrapp 19" Stainless Steel Muffler, $120; Full Race 9" Rear End, $3,000; Dana 60 w/ spool, Summers, Discs, $1,800; Tinted Ranger Sliding Rear Win-dow, $45; Mogi C-6 with Torque Converter, $1,200; 1 7" Wheels, $100, w/Beadlocks, $125; Lots of 35" Tires! THE SECOND LAP (760) 723-2117 or Fax us Your list at (760)723-9938! SOAPBOX •.• ~-~asSing To Fail -The Test ByStac/Fay Whenever a team gets a new race vehicle, it makes sense for the team to test the vehicle to make sure it fits the drivers, operates smoothly and runs fast. At worst, it's a tedious process. At best, it's ... I don't know, we're not that lucky. Our tests resemble a root canal, especially for our crew chief, Jim Fay. One challenge he faces is that my sister, Kathy and I are ... short. A car that fits the average male driver makes us feel like we're driv-ing in the "Land of the Giants". Initially, we probably won't be able to reach the pedals. Jim will move them. If we're lucky enough to reach the steering wheel, the radio will be too far away. He will redesign the dash. Eventually ev-erything will be adjusted perfectly for us. Surprisingly, no one else will be able to jam in to drive or co-drive. Needless to say, our new truck has been tested several times. Ob-viously though, the best test would be our first race. We took it out for the May 24th MORE race in Lucerne Valley. Would it en-dure the rough desert terrain at break-nail speeds? Having com-FAT TYPE 4 MOTOR: 2880cc, Dual Carbs, Dual Alternators, Dual Crank Fire Ignitions by Electromo-tive, 009 Distributor, over $13,000.00 invested. This motor only has 300 miles on it. This is a heck of deal and must sell!! Baja Bro-kers $8,500.00 (760) 723-2117. ALL O : 2 at o ton ass 1. 3.2 Liter Porsche by Fat, Doug Fortin 5 speed, Fox Rear Shocks, Raceco Rear Out Board Summer Arms, Mastercraft, Parker Pumper, PIM, Radio, Intercom, Fire System, Fodrill Front Suspension, Coil Over Fox, ETC!!Tons and Tons of Spares: Tires, Wheels and Parts! $24,000 Ref #555. If your looking for a hauler, here it is: 20 FOOT Hauler: Ford F-6000 Hauler, 429 Motor, 5 speed Tranny, 2-speed Rear End, Excel-lent Vehicle, Built for Off-Road Rac-ing. Kitchen Area, Belly Boxes, Weld-ers and EVERYTHING else you need and it hauls the race car! $22,000 Ref# 554 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: PRE Ru~-CHASE 351, C-6, shift kit, 9" Rear end, 4-10 posi 14" travel, IO shock mounts, 35' Baja TA, dual tanks, Best offer, trade (909) 927-9000. August 1997 peted in several MORE events, we knew the MORE staff was tal-ented ai: designing challenging, unique courses. Their races are fun, well run and exciting. We truly believe the truck would have survived this race had we not been run off the course by ... it pains me to say this ... men. They were competing in their first off road race. (Taking the fifth, we choose not to recall our first race at this time). It was near the end of our fifth lap when we came charging up behind them. We honked. We snorted. We spit. Finally they pulled to the side of the course, barreling over a few sturdy bushes to allow us to make our pass. Just as our rear wheels passed their front wheels, they shot back on to the course crashing into our rear end. Our truck went sliding sideways into the desert. Fortu-nately, we didn't catch a berm and fli'p. The guys broke their left spindle and bent their state of the art tie-rod beyond repair. Kathy and I blew a rear seal and suffered in tern al damage to the rear end. When interrogated (I had the FOR SALE: Class 9 Bunderson single seat. Lothringer prepared. New transmission CNC brakes/ clutch. Custom craft seat/ netting. Lothringer shocks. New Stand 21 seat belts, Six new spare tires w/rims. Parker Pumper, dump cans, lots of spares. Race ready. Great deal. $6,500.00 OBO takes all (909) AWESOME WITH GREAT PO-TENTIAL: Here it is, 1972 Ford F-150, Bi.tchin' Pro Built 360 cid 400hp streetable motor, C-6 with reverse manual shift kit, HD torque converter, ORD I-Beams, Rancho 5 way adjustable shocks, Ford 9" with 4.10s, Detroit Locker, 35" Mud ter-rains, Fresh Paint, Great Interior. Can be made in to a" Full Tilt Boogie Pre-Runner with some suspension mods, or left as is for a solid support vehicle. Baja Brokers Ref #586 $7,500 760 723-2117. FOR SALE: Brandwood single seat chromoly coil over short course car. Built for large driver, fresh Toyota 2TC 1600, Bus Box, PIS Foddrill, Wright, Cable shift, SAW, Beard, 930s, FTC, Lightning rods, Lots of spares. $9,000.00 or trade for Harley (602) 412-2905 Eves. driver in a choke hold, Kathy had the co-driver in a popular wres-tling position) the driver con-fessed that he was simply out of control. What we thought was a driver making way for us was re-ally a driver having a bad (very bad) moment. Neither the driver nor the co-driver knew our truck was behind them. They admitted their rearview mirror was tweaked. It was reflecting their virile chests, not the action developing behind their vehicle. While completing our pass, the driver was in the pro-cess of correcting his bad move. Well, bad quickly became worse. The guys were sorry. Very sweet. Disappointed. We were shocked. Very sweaty. Disappointed. Our crewchief, Jim, was ____ _ very _____ , and what's worse, he even _____ !!! For all intents and purposes, our truck and our team DID, in fact, pass the test. Thanks to our talented crew - Doug, Mark, Jeff, Jeffrey, Tony, Nancy, Bob, Buzz, Keith, Charlie and everyone we encounter around the course. A special, heart-felt thanks to Jim Fay and his pas-sion for racing. FOR SALE: 2 Fortin 5 speed trans-missions, 1 used in PreRunner $7,000.00 1 used in race car. $8,500.00. Both for 934 c.v.s. Some gear ratios avail. ( 619) 477-4117 ext 593 or (619) 422-3605 eves. Ask for Brian. Index To Advertisers A TL Fuel Cells ............................................... 34 Baker Performance Products ...................... 22 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels .......................................... 18 Best in the Desert .......................................... 39 Bilstein Corp of America .............................. 5 Cactus Racing Products ............................... 32 Crandon International Off Road Raceway 9 Donohoe Racing Enterprises ....................... 26 Enduro Racing ............................................... 47 Estero Beach Short Course Racing ............ 29 FAT Performance.......................................... 8 Fresh Air Systems ......................................... 23 Fox Racing Shox ........................................... 7 German Auto .................................................. 10 Glen Helen Raceway .................................... 35 Honda of North Hollywood .......................... 33 Kawaguchi Honda ......................................... 24 King Shock Tech ................... ,---····· 46 McKenzie Performance Products ......... 14,40 Mojave Desert Racing .................................. 44 Montreal Olympic Stadium Race ................ 11 M.0.R.E ............................................................ 41 MSD Ignition ................................................. 31 Nevada Off Road Buggy ............................... 6 PCI Race Radios & Equipment .................... 13 Pike's Family Restaurant ............................. 43 Race Ready Products ................................... 28 Simpson Race Products ............................... 4 SNORE NAPA J&P Autoparts 250 .............. 19 Sway•A·Way Corp ........................................ 2 Toyota Motorsports ...................................... 20 Toyota Motorsports ....................... Back Cover Trick Racing Gasoline .................................. 42 T ri·M ii Industries ..........•............................... 17 Valley Performance ..................................... 12 VDRRA ........................................................... 37 Web Cam ........................................................ 15 Weld Racing .................................................. 30 Yarnell Specialties ................................... ,. 54 Page 55

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