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1997 Volume 14 Number 9 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 14 - Number 9 - September 1997 $t.OO ISSN 8750-1731. ... Covering the world of competition in the dirt

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Volume 14 - Number 9 September DllliJlilDIHG 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 Phoros 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 ~ llrll .... tf<l/litll4W,· Subscription Rates: $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rares on request Contributions: DUSTY TIMES welcomes unsolicited contri-butions, bur is nor responsible for such material. Unso-licited material will be returned only by request and with a self addressed scamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liabiliry for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject ro editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla Sr., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408, (818) 882-0004. Copyright by Hill-side Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from rhe pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change ro DUSTY TIMES, 2075 !Marilla Sr., 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 ro DUSTY TIMES, 20751 Marilla Sr., Charsworrh, CA 91311-4408. Snapshot of the Month ... This one is for the rallyisrs amongst us bur anyone is eligible. Drop a poscard ro Dusty Times and ler us know what rally chis is, what year ir is, and who'd driving rhe car. We'll put all the correct entries in a hat, pluck one our and char will earn you a lifetime subscription ro Dusry Times. · DUSTY TIMES will feature pictures of similar "funnies' or woes on this page each month. Send us your snapshot of something comic or some disaster for consideration. DUSTY TIMES will pay $10 for the picture used. If you wish rhe photo returned, enclose a stamped, self addresssed envelope. Only Black & white prints, 5x7 or Bx 10 will be considered. In This Issue ... FEATURES Page SODA Chevrolet Brush Run by Judy Smith.............................................. ... 8 Tour de Corse by Martin Holmes ................................................................. 17 SCORE Fireworks 250 by Judy Smith .......................................................... 20 Rally of Argentina by Martin Holmes ........................................................... 29 Best in the Desert Silver State 300 by john Calvin ...................... ~ ............... 34 Pikes Peal Highlites by j Preston Bradshaw .................................................. 3 7 MOR Lucerne Valley 300 by jimmy Messick ................................................ 38 Australian Off Road at Goondiwindi by Darryl Smith ................................ 4 I Australian Short course at Newcastle by Darryl Smith ................................ 43 Australian Short Course at Sydney by Darryl Smith .................................... 44 Susquehannock Trail Rally by Paula Gibeault .............................................. 45 Munich Auto Show by Thomas Lieverscheidt ............ ................ .................... 50 DEPARTMENTS Happenings................................................................................................... 5 Trail Notes.................................................................................................... 5 Checkers by The Big Wahzoo ......................................................................... 48 Good Stuff Directory ......................................................................... .......... 52 Classified Ads ............................................................................................... 5 7 Index To Advertisers ..................................................................................... 59 ON THE COVER-Troy Herbst showed everyone the way home at the SCORE Fireworks 250 in Barstow, ripping across the desert in record time and literally leaving everyone in his dust as he took a well deserved win in the ferocious looking Class I buggy Jack Flannery has had no luck at all for quite a while but at crandon it all came back and jack let everyone know that he and his Chevy didn't lose any of the skills that have own him so many, many races, winning every race he en-tered that weekend. 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1997 Happenings ... ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell. Tech Inspector Apto 42 an Jose dcl Cabo Baja California del Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia 0 I 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 IT7 (514) 622-4440 September 20, 1997 Olympic Stadium Montreal, Canada BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box 392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 31 / I 63 Mexicali, BC, Mexico Mexicali (65) 5542-83 Off Road Races BAJA PROMOTIONS, LTD. S.A. Lou Peralta P.O. Box 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 BO NEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING E THl'SIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627 B.O.R.E. September 6, 1997 Bonneville Challenge Wendover USA BRIGHTO SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton. Ontario, Canada KOK-I HO (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 1997 BRUSH RUN POI TS SERIES P.O. Box IOI Crandon. WI 54520 (715) 478-2222 CALIFOR IA RALLY SERIES Donna Mitchell, CRS Director 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 16, 1997 Gorman Ridge Frazier Park. CA September 6-7, 1997 Tree line Palmdale, CA November I, 1997 Prescott Forest Prescott, AZ Dusty Times November (TBA), 1997 Palm Springs-Laughlin-Las Vegas California & Nevada C.O.D.R.A. Central Oregon Desert Racing Association Terry Silbaugh 20515 Whitehaven Circle Bend, OR 97702 (541 ) 389-2044 CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 Pierre, SD 5750 I Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box 332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 ( 802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS I.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr I 091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 August 23, 1997 September 27, 1997 Short Course off Ropd 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 3187 t.jission 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 01 I 52 (65) 66-60 80 October I 0-12, I 997 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 I 800 42 CORVA Ext. 5QI D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 August 16, 1997 Short Course Belling 7:00 p.m. August 23, 1997 Short Course Olympia 12:00 noon September 13, 1997 Short Course Olympia (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellingham, W4 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 September, 19-20, I 997 KC HiLites Country Happening Valley Center, CA EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. 1091 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 # 1116 Melbourne, FL 32935 ( 407) 254-516 7 FUDPUCKER RACING TEAM 250 Kennedy, #2 Chula Vista, CA 9201 I (6 I 9) 427-5759 September 13, 1997 Fud 200 Plaster City West, CA October 25, 1997 Superstition 250 XII Lake Superstition, CA December 31, 1997 Dunaway Dash Plaster City West, CA GLEN HELEN RACEWAY P.O. Box 6950 San Bernardino, CA 92412 Glen Helen Sllort Course Championsllip Series August 24, 1997 Round Five -Sunday September 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 91760-0762 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 GORRA Georgia Off Road Racing Association 420 Hosea Road Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (404) 963-0252 GPORRA Great Planes Off Road Racing Association 13621 Pierce St. Omaha, NE 68144-1122 ( 402) 333-0517 Eve. Keith Koesters 67l6N.106thSt. Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 4964846 Eve. August 17, 1997 Council Bluffs, IA (All races are short course. stadium style. Classes: Trophy. 11-1600. 5. 7S. I and Quads) IOK FOUR WHEELERS P.O. Box 36 Cleves. Ohio 45002 (All events staged at the club grounds in Cleves. Ohio) INTERNATIO AL ICE RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 8105 St. Paul. MN 55108 September 1997 Trail Notes ... HELP NEEDED -Whether you know him as "Charlie", "Charlie Tuna" or "Tall Charlie", he is badly in need of your help. Seems Charlie's body decided to sort of give up on him and he is in the hospital in somewhat lousy shape and will be there for a while. Charlie and Roberta really need your help, financially, that is. Times have been hard and they need a little h elp from their friends. If you would like to help Charlie and Roberta, please make your checks payable to Roberta La Velie and send your contributions to Dusty times and we'll see that it gets to Charlie in one big hurry Thanks for your help. SCORE SCHEDULE -Just received the 1998 SCORE race schedule from Sal Fish and here it is for your '98 planning routine. The Laughlin/SCORE Desert Challenge Series is: Laughlin/Score Desert Challenge Jan 30-Feb l ; Tecate San Felipe 250 March 20-22; June 5-7 Tecate Baja 500; July 17-18 Fireworks 250; Sept 11-13 Las Vegas Primm 300; Nov 11-14 Tecate Baja 1000 (TO LA PAZ). VEGAS TO RENO -Casey Folks announced chat BFGoodrich will be offering full pit support for the race, and Ford is offering $20,000 in contingency for Ford trucks entered in the Vegas To Reno event, running on September 18 thru 21. Call Best In The Desert for details at 702-457-577 5. MORE SCORE - God, when we screw up we really do a great job of it. We have been listing the Laughlin race on the wrong date for who knows how long. The correct date for the Laughlin race is: September 26 thru 28. Please excuse our error. Also, please note chat SCORE has yet another change in phone numbers, to wit: Phone 818-225-8402, FAX 818-225-8102. SCORE DESERT CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS -After the smoke had cleared from the Fireworks 250, the series points were compiled and here they are for your viewing pleasure. In Trophy Truck Curt LeDuc continues to lead with 232 points, Danny Lerner next with 195, and Jeff Lewis with 191. Class l has Troy Herbst and Bob Gordon tied at 150 and John Herder with 143. In Class 1-2/1600 Darnen Jefferies leads with 156 (Darnen is also the overall points leader), John Currier with 125. Cl~ss 3 is Darren Skilton with an untouchable led at 129 points. George Seeley leads Class 5 with 132, 38 points ahead of Mike Jakobsen. Danny Ledezma leads 5-1600 with· 110, Guillermo Quintero has 92.Larry Roeseler commands Class 7 with 131, 52 points ahead of Bob Land and Brady Helm leads Don McCarthy in Class 7S, 124 to 70. Class 8 has Dale White 3 points ahead of Brian Collins, 118 to 115. Class 9 is a toughie; Daniel Mora with 87 points and Lobsam Yee has 86. Class 10 has Rod Muller with 99 points and Chris Harrold with 88: Class 11 has Victor Barajas just ahead of Horacio Pereyra, 80 to 73 and in Class 12 Ron Dalke leads David Callaway 93 to 87.In Srock Mini it is Steve Williams leading Leo Brown 102 to 89 and in Stock Full Marc Stein has 123 to Robert Hayley's 119 and in Protruck Chuck Harris has amassed 243 points and Steve Barlow has 242 points. There are quite a few close battles going on and as the season winds down the plot thickens. GLEN HELEN, ROUND 4 -Weatherwise, July 27tli. was a perfect day for the Glen Helen races. A goodly number of cars competed against each other and the track for a great day of racing. 14 car classes vied for season points., two heats each class and there were 6 repeat winners. The chase for season points is very tigh t in many classes and we will cover the event in depth in the October issue of Dusty Times. Steve Beddor (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 INTER-SHOWS MOTORSPORTS PROMOTIONS, INC. P.O . Box 2910 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 (714) 364-0515 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER 4WD CLUB P.O. Box 465 Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Bob (604) 374-7175 days · Randy (604) 579-9621 eves. Keidl (604) 828-1795 anytime (All Events start 7 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. Ml 48813 (517) 543-7214 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS M.T.B. Enterprises Inc. 15529 Jones Road Grand Ledge, Ml 48837 (517) 627-6200 MID-AMERICA OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION MAORA Press: Dirty Dave Cronin (618) 765-2199 VP: Walter Flack (217) 987-6568 LTOR-Lincoln Trail OffRoaders Pres: Brad Key (2-17) 446-4556 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 August 23, 1997 Vermilion County Speedway Oakwood, IL Brad Key (2 I 7) 446-4556 September 7, 1997 Triple R Raceway Nashville, IL Steph Sapo (618) 327-9312 September 20, 1997 Vermilion County Speedway Oakwood, IL Pages

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Brad Key (217) 446-4556 October 4-5, 1997 Lincoln Trails Motorsports Park Casey. IL Obstacles and Heats - I 00km Enduro (All Classes) Larry Tipsword (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Produced by Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) MOJAVE DESERT RACING 438 W. Arrow Hwy. Ste #23 San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 394-3265 Phone (909) 394-3266 Fax September S-6, 1997 Sahara 250 Lucerne, CA October 10-11, 1997 Barstow 200 Barstow, CA November 28-29, 1997 Thanksgiving 250 Lucerne, CA M.OR.E. Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiasts 25277 W. Main St., Suite 283 Barstow, CA 923 11 (760) 253-4453 September 19-21, 1997 Shocker 250 Barstow, CA November 7-9, 1997 Wild Turkey 225 Lucerne. CA MSBA Michigan Sport Buggy 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 I-IO Horizon Blvd. exit east 12 miles) OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Jim Kendel (2 I 6) 339-4674 All races held at Harrison County Fairgrounds. Cadiz, Ohio ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS ASSOCIATION Rick Tichbourne, Public Relations (519)-68l-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913 (W) August 31, 1997 C.N.E. September 27-28, 1997 Brighton Speedway 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 J{. 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 80112 (303) 779-6622 August 22-2'4, 1997 Ojibwe Forests Bemidji, MN September 12-14, 1997 Page& Sunriser 400 Chilichothe. OH October 3-4, 1997 Prescott Forest Prescott, AZ October 17-19, 1997 Lake Superior Houghton. Ml SCORE Score International 22287 Mulholland Highway, Suite 405 Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 September 26-28, 1997 Laughlin Desert Challenge Laughlin, NV November 12-1S, 1997 Tecate Baja I 000 B.C., MX SNORE Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts P.O. Box 4394 Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 4524522 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 Office Manager: Mary Carson 2285 Tracy Avenus Simi Valley, CA 93063 (805) 526-a805/Fax:(805) 584-8518 Internet: 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) September 7, 1997 October S, 1997 November 2, 1997 SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. P.O. Box 706 Park lands, 2·121 South Africa (011)788-5138 Fax (011) 880-2170 SODA Short Course Off Road Drivers Association Terry Wolfe 7839 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 532 I 3 (414) 453-SODA August 16-17, 1997 Chevrolet Luxemburg Off Road Challenge Luxemburg, WI Dick Shinnick, I 80 I Industrial DR Green Bay, WI 54302 ( 414) 468-8878 August 29-31, 1997 Chevrolet World Championships! Off Road Race Doug Davis, Box IOI Crandon, WI 54520 ( 715) 4 78-2222 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. TX) .TORA Truck Racing Association Ray Carney, Director 7 Prutell Drive Apalchin. NY 13732 (607) 625-5676 TOYS FOR TOTS (619) 252-1197 /(619) 252-3093 UORRA United Off Road Racing Association Dave Urbanowicz, President 589 Amwell Road Neshanic, NJ 08853 (908) 369-6550 (All events at Owego Motor Sports Park, Rte. 43./, Owego. NY) VORRA Valley Off Road Racing Association 1833 Los Robles Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95838 (916) 925-1702 August JO-September I, 1997 Yerington to Fallon & Back 125 Mile Point to Point & Return Race Headquarters: Casino West . Yerington. NV October 4-5, 1997 Fall Short Course-Race I Mile Short Course Race Prairie City SVRA. Sacramento. CA November 1-2, 1997 1997 Season Championship I Mile Short Course Race Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA WESTERN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Larry Henderson (604) 538-0692 WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Sumas WA 98295 WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WHEEL TO WHEEL OFF ROAD RACING Patrick McGuire 1255 Waverly Drive Latrobe, PA I 5650 (412) 532-0802 WlllPLASH MOTORSPORTS 2939 E. Grovers Phoenix, AZ 85023 (602) 971-3730 WISCONSIN OFF ROAD FESTIVAL Terry or Bev'Friday 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Oshkosh, WI 5490 I (414) 688-5509 FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP August 1-S, 1997 Rally of New Zealand Manakau City, New Zealand August 29 -September I, I 997 Neste I 000 Lakes Jyvaskyla, Finland September 17-21, 1997 Rally of Indonesia Median, Indonesia October II-IS, 1997 Rally d'ltalia Sanremo, Italy October 30-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 )426-04 70/( 414) 982-7306 September 1997 more Trail Notes ... OLD RACERS NEVER DIE -Youngsters will not know the name Don Rountree but us venerable folk remember Don, his driving style and the many races chat he won, back in the days when men were men. Anyway, Don is retired now and he passes time by repairing, selling and trading "TOYS", Tonka, etc. for race car parts, etc. If you have some toys to trade give Don a call at 909-687-4563. COMPUTER NEWS -Just for your interest, the following web sites are available for information: Best In The Desert -------------------------------------------www. bi td. com Fu d pucker Racing -----------------------------------------www. fu d race. com SCORE Internacional SO DA --------------------------------------------------------~--www. soda I . com Sour he rn Short Course -------------------------------------www. sso r ra. com We'll list more as they become available and you all our there can send us any ocher race or rally promoter sites and we'll get the word out. FINAL FLAG -We are sorely grieved to report rhe accidental dearh of Carrie Neal, 25 year old daughter of Chuck Neal (CNC inc.). Carrie was killed at Sears Point in a drag racing accident. Our hearts and our love go our co you Chuck, be strong. AGAIN SCORE -Just heard chat the length of a lap at the Laughlin Desert Challenge has been reduced to 15 miles: they are getting a bit short. Timing and scoring is going ro have a fun time with chis one. DONAHOE RACING -Kreg Donahoe, owner of Donahoe Racing Enterprises is in a new and larger location in Anaheim and is inviting rhe off road community ro come by and see the new place on September 13. Also there will be race vehicles on display and a Bar-B-Que as well. Call 7 I 4-632-3835 for information. ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE -Racing is coming again to the Escero Beach Hotel Resort rhe first weekend in October. All you short course guys can get down there and have a ball, just like Glen Helen. There are lots of$ ro be won so check the ad on page 33 and give them a call. PARKER 400 -The Parker Area Tourism Committee announced that Whiplash Motorsports, Phoenix, AZ has reached an agreement with the BLM on a two race season. AH the regular classes of buggies and trucks will race December 5 chru 7, 1997 and motorcycles and ATV's will race in January of '98. Our rumor mill cells us chat Shea Road !s a thing of the past, the races will start and finish in town, and we hope that's the case. We are advised that Dan Beaver and Manny Esquerra are helping with the logistics and will be entered in the race. Help keep the Parker 400 alive. SODA/CORR ETAL -unfortunately for rhe Off Road Racing Community, tension mounts as charges, denials and lawsuits are filed between SODA and CORR as to who is going to what, and with which and to whom. It all stems over rhe administration of the Professional Trucks, Classes 4, 7S & 8 and evidently the tension has been around for a year or more. We have· received one side of the story this week in writing and the ocher side assures us we will have their side within a few days. We'll give each side our full attention to rhe issues and as of this writing hope chat both sides can resolve their differences for the good of all rhe racers. 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. Dusty Times

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SODA BRUSH RUN AT CRANDON Flannery Wins Governor's Cup By Judy Smith Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Brendan Gaughan was the big winner in Class 8, winning both Saturday and Sunday after some very hard fought battles and Brendan took the points lead in class. . Jack Flannery and his Chevy were virtually ·unbeatable at SODA's first event at Crandon in '97, winning both Class 4 events as well as the high-dollar Governor's Cup race on Sunday. The fast 1.7 mile long track had been e:roomed bv the owners, the Wolfshead Sportsman's Club, to a new peak of smoothness. A layer of clay had been added, in hopes that it would keep the rocks from rising to the top, but the track's length and shape haven't been modified. It's still the fastest on the SODA circuit. The only new thing Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 Pages was the addition of a series of yel-low lights, perched on posts out-side of turns, or mounted on overheads, to help warn the driv-ers of yellow flag conditions. The lights weren't connected, each one had to be turned on or off by the flagman at that spot. Tropicana Ave. & Arville 800-675-3267 September 1997 Stanley Wood had overheating problems on Saturday in his Chevy but took the Class 6 checkers anyway, shown here in front of some 20,000 race fans. The schedule called for; a brief pre-run" for all classes each morn-ing, and then 10 races on Satur-day and 12 on Sunday. Eac:h event was to be 15 minutes long. Every class got one race, except for Classes 7S, 4 and 8, which must race both on Saturday and Sunday at every event this year. The weekend started off with the combined event for Class 6 and 8S. Class 6 hasn't changed much in the last few years, but 8S, which didn't even exist two years ago, has grown amazingly and there were 15 of the stock two-wheel drive pick-ups at the start line. In the Class 6 group the first lap lead belonged to Leonard Gehl, with Bill Groboski hard on his heels in a Chevy. In third it was Stanley Wood in a '73 Chevelle. After four laps, Groboski moved into the lead, and Gehl fell away with a broken lower balljoint. Wood moved up to second place. His car had been running hot right from the beginning, and he was watching the gauges. Groboski lasted most of the way through the last lap, but then, with no right rear tire, he disappeared into the quarry and never came out. Wood eased his ov·erheated car over the finish line first, followed by Gerald Callaway in second place. Groboski had earned third place before his car quit moving. In the trucks, meanwhile, Michael Oberg had put his Ford into the lead, with Greg DeMott second and Randy Krall third. Mike Bergner, Rick Rayford and Eric Dawson had a three-way battle going for fourth place. Oberg settled firmly into the lead and began to build himsdf a cushion, with DeMott solidly in second place. Bergner moved up to third with Cory Friday, in a Ford, West Flamingo & Valley View 888-402-6278 Dusty Times

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Michael Oberg led the Class BS pack the entire eight laps in the BFG/Ford for a nice win on Saturday. trying to move up after a moder-ately bad start. By lap four Friday had got up to fourth place, and on the next lap he was second. It was still Oberg in the lead, and he had put some lapped traffic and Class 6 cars between himself and Friday. Bergner was still third and Krall was fourth, with Randy Zimonick up to fifth in his Ford. Oberg stayed in front the rest of the way, while Friday worked his way through traffic, trying to get at him. Bergner was also solid in third place, but Zimonick had to fight off chal-lenges by Cheryl Walton and Dawson. Walton succumbed to me-chanical problems after working up to fourth place, and Zimonick battled his way past Dawson to hold on to his position. So, at the check-ered flag it was Oberg, Friday, Bergner, Zimonick and Dawson. All had completed eight laps, and so had another couple behind them. The next race featured the two-seat Class 11 cars, now called Class 12. There were 21 of them, and the course had been freshly watered so it was very muddy. Still, they all got through the first turn, with Greg Stingle our in front in his Ter-minator. But by the time they came around the next time Glen Mathews had his Phazer in front, and it was Gary Behrens, in a 10 year old Spartan/Terminator, in second place. Tim Christensen ran third in his Mirage, and Stingle had dropped to fourth, with Bob Blaney in fifth place. There had been a tangle back in the woods, and a brief traffic jam, but things got straightened out quickly. The three leaders put wide open spaces between themselves and their competitors, but Stingle had Keith Berard in a Friday/Berard, worrying his rear bumper. Tom Binder devel-oped a rear flat, and after driving on it for a few laps, left for his pit. By the fourth lap it was Mathews, Behrens, Christensen and Berard, with Blaney still fifth. They were stretching things out and there was little chance of any more close rac-ing Mathews, who found the track a little loose at first, said it dried up nicely after a few laps, and he had no trouble, driving steadily at the front of the pack to get his win. In second, Behrens was pleased that he hadn't broken anything, while Christensen reported that his shocks had faded a bit on the way to third place. Fourth place Berard commented that the track groom-ers had removed the "kick" from the front jumps, making them easier on these stock'..suspended cars. Andy Mortar, who'd moved up past Stingle on the sixth lap, fin-ished fifth. All together, 13 of the buggies were on the lead lap at the finish. Page 11 As temperatures rose under a brilliant blue sky, the 5-1600. cars moved up to the start line for their race. By now it was almost 1 :30, and the spectators were firmly en-sconced on the hillside, enjoying one of the nicest days of their spring. The neighborhood had en-dured a record rainfall the previ-ous week, and everyone was ready for some rays. There were nine of th~ limited Baja Bugs, and John Greaves put his red and black se-dan out in front from the stare. He had Tim Christensen, in a convert-ible, chasing him, with Ron Karlman running third in another convertible. The first three cars pulled out a lead, while in the back Scott Miller and John Svanda had a good battle going. By the fourth lap Greaves had pulled out a big lead with Christensen holding firm in sec-ond, his "for sale" sign fluttering in the breeze. Karlman's car started to sound a bit odd on the fifth lap, but he kept the pedal to the metal. By rhe seventh lap his motor was smoking. On the white flag lap, with the same three still in front, Karlman's car was smoking enough to make it look dubious for a finish for him. Greaves and Christensen rounded the Skybox turn, and came rhrough the quarry, with Karlman behind them. But Karlman never got any further. Greaves cook the win, Chrisrensen was second, and John Mason, in a converrible and driv-ing his firsr race of the season, moved up to finish rhird. Greaves reported chat car owner Joe Eppers had worked with Mike Brue to "tweak" his car a bit since the race at Antigo, and it had "come alive." He said the track was fast in the groove, but there was lots of looseness out of the groove. Christensen reported trying a dif-ferent line, and said he "screwed up". He also thanked Greaves _and Jeff Kincaid for helping him with suspension. And Terry Wolfe, who finished fourth, reported that for the last couple of laps nothing was happening when he stepped on his throttle. Karlman, after his val-iant attempt, was the first non-fin-isher, credited with only seven laps, and eighth place. It was time for more 1600cc VW motors, and the two-seat 1600 buggies lined up next, 14 strong. Michael Seefeldt, in a Hesco, was first through_ the first turn, and held the position while everyone else got sorted out behind him. Michael Notary had his Hesco in second place and Mark Steinhardt ran third in his Laser, with Jason Cro\\'.der fourth in a Taylor. Todd Thuemling·was fifth., but Steven Federico was working hard to get around him. developed a rear flat and headed for the pits. Wittman moved into fourth place for a couple of laps, and Dave Hackers was fifth in a Ford. Hockers switched to 13 from Class 8 this season. At the front the positions never changed. It was Evans, Collins and. Zilisch. But Wittman dropped out of the race on the seventh lap and Hockers moved up co fourth, while Dan Baudoux brought his Ford into fifrh place, fighting a power steering problem. Johnny Greaves had a good race which he led all the way in 5-1600, opening up a good lead as the race progressed. Evans went on to take the win, followed in by Collins who was racing his truck ar Crandon for the first rime. Comparing it to his buggy on chis track, he nored that it was r"eally fast, and "a little scary!" Zilisch finished third, pleased because the truck is new and he's still figuring it out. In fourth it was Hackers, and Dennis Ferdon moved up to fifth as Baudoux lost a lap. Seefeldt stayed in front and No-tary ran firm behind him, while Crowder worked on getting around Steinhardt. Federico had moved into fifth place. By the fourth lap Notary was moving up on Seefeldt, and then on the fifth lap he found himself having to defend his posi-tion from Crowder, who'd got by Steinhardt. After a lap of terrific side-by-side racing, Crowder sneaked past him in the timing turn as they headed out on their sixth lap. Now Crowder was slowly pull-ing up on Seefeldt, as Notary tried to regain his lost second place. Steinhardt was still fourth and Federico fifth. On the seventh lap Crowder challenged Seefeldt, but didn't ger by, and Notary mean-while, was defending against a sneak attack by Steinhardt. Crow-der kept poking up by Seefeldt, looking for a way around, and on the lase lap, he finally did it. When they came through the first turn ir was Crowder in front and Seefeldt in seco;;d, and Notary a close third. Crowder stayed in front and No-tary squeaked by Seefeldt in the timing turn, much as Crowder had earlier passed him, to move up to second place. So it was Crowder, Norary, Seefeldt, Steinhardt and Federico, in one of the better races of the weekend. This bunch re-ported chat the course had been wetter and softer rhan rhey'd ex-peered from rheir early morning "pre-run". Nexr, in noisy juxtaposirion to all chose 1600cc morors, ir was rime for some heavy meral, and 20 of rhe fire-breaching Class 13 trucks roared rhrough rhe fi rsr rum. They all gor rhrough there, bur when rhey cried to sqlleeze through the timing turn all in a bunch, things got nasty. It's such a tight turn that a truck is sideways for part of it, and if someone bumps him, he's a goner. Dwayne Walkowski ended up just past the finish line flag stand parked facing backwards on rhe crack as half rhe field came rhundering around the rurn at him. Must have been a ner-vous few moments. Joe DeGreef was also stuck in that turn for a while, high centered on a rock and compounding the traffic problem. Evan Evans had got the hole-shot with his Chevy, and Brian Collins was chasing him in another Chevy. Lonnie Andrews ran third followed by Joe Zilisch in his new Chevy, and then Pat Flan.agan was fifth. Evans is now driving the truck in which Brendan Gaughan won the Class 13 Championship two years ago. It was originally built by his dad, Walker Evans, and for this season Evan, who's a paraplegic, added all his hand controls. He September 1997 built his lead quickly, storming around the track, with Collins and Andrews following in his wake. But on the third lap the oil pump fell off Andrews' truck and his race was over. Zilisch moved to third place, Flanagan was fourth and Todd Wittman ran fifth. By the fourth lap the leaders were ca_tching up with the back markers, and the distances between trucks was still growing. Flanagll.n It was now about 3: 15, and time for the 75 trucks, a group of 17. As they clattered through the first turn it was Arr Schmitt in front in his Nissan, but he had John Greaves and Jeff Kincaid in their matching Toyotas hot on _his tail-.. .,,.. ., ;t;. --~-$ .. 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Johnny Greaves had it all his way in Class 7S, winning both days in the mud spattered Toyota, shown here in flight. gate. Todd Attig was fourth in a Ford and Jimmie Crowder ran fifth in another Ford. Schmitt, Greaves and Kincaid were quickly separating themselves from che rest of che folks, and back in the pack Randy Eller and Billy Bowles had a good fight going, while Jeff Bechinski's truck went out in a cloud of steam. Greaves began co gather in Schmitt, and by the fourth lap he'd moved ahead, but it was clear chat all was not well with Schmitt's truck, and he soon pulled over and out, his motor gone. That meant chat Kincaid was now second, looking good in spice of the face chat he'd lose his power steering early in the race. Crowder, who'd gone past Accig, was third, Attig was fourth and Eller was up to fifth. . As Greaves, who'd also lost his power steering, and Kincaid lengthened their lead the excite-ment came from watching Attig cry to get back around Crowder. They were side-by-side as they screamed around the course, and there was some assertive bumping going on. But on the fifth lap Attig bega!l to smoke, and he was soon gone. Al Walentowski was also out, his mo-tor gone. Greaves and Kincaid took first and second. Greaves commented chat he wouldn't have been able to maintain the pace chat Schmitt set in the early laps without his power steering. Crowder, who reported no trouble at all, was third, and Eller finished fourth, glad to gee to the finish line because he'd been losing oil pressure steadily for the last half of the race. Bowles was fifth, and the last truck still on the lead lap. comes all the way from Canada, broke a trailing arm and lost a wheel. St. Peter continued to lead, and Schwalbe continued to fend off Bradley, while Wucke and Baudoux followed in order. They ran that way for the next couple oflaps, and then Bradley finally got past Schwalbe. Larry Krieman devel-oped a front flat, and Aaron Hawley, in a Bunderson, was work- , ing up through traffic after he'd been hit at the scare and then had to replace a flat tire. Sc. Peter had a mostly unevent-ful race, but on the lase lap he was obviously running on three cylin-ders. He had enough of a cushion that he still got to the finish line in first, where he discovered that a plug wire had come off. Behind him Bradley disappeared on the last lap and Schwalbe topk second place. Wucke was third, his best Crandon finish ever, saying he'd had a good race with Baudoux. Baudoux however, had apparencly been bumped and rolled over on the last lap, and dropped way back. Todd Wallace moved up co fourth place, and Phil Goudie finished a nice fifth. It was time for more fire and thunder, and the Class 4 trucks cook to the track. There were 12 of them, and chat looks like ·a crowd as they battle to be in front through chat first turn. le was Jack Flannery in front in his Chevy, with Walker Evans second in an-other Chevy, Kevin Probst third, still another Chevy, and Rob MacCachren, the first Ford, side-ways through the turn. By the time they'd done a full lap it was Flannery, already draw-ing out a big lead, with Evans sec-ond and then in a eight clump, Probst, MacCachren and Jamey Flannery in still another Chevy. Behind them there was another three-way battle with Scott Dou-glas, Gerald Foster and Cure LeDuc, all in Fords, crying co de-cide who'd be sixth. The audience Evan Evans was the easy winner in Class 13 as he took the lead off the start and although chased a lot, nobody caught his Chevy. was enthralled, and on their feet. V6 Toyota motor, and Tracy Flannery and Evans add a little Crump in second place in a car extra color and excitement because powered by a new 1835cc motor. their trucks spit flames from the In third it was Leslie Anderson, exhaust whenever they let off the and Tina Crowder ran fourth with throttle. What a sight! l 650ccs at her disposal. le was still Flannery, Evans and Anderson was out w.hen her Probst, now with Jamey Flannery front end broke, and she never got fourth, MacCachren in fifth an·d to the second lap. Sc. Pett:r held the LcDuc, who was having brake front line, and Crowder worked to problems, sixth. On the fourth,lap get around Crump. By the third lap as they came off the last of the she'd moved up to second place, jumps by che barn, Jamey landed and Crump was in third. Gwen into Probsc's truck, giving the au- Holmes was having some trouble di.ence a charge, but apparently shifting her car, and Kim Wallace doing no harm to either. Douglas had also gone out without getting lost the front drive on his truck, to finish a lap. and then his transfer case exploded By the third lap Sc. Peter's car and he was done for the afternoon. started to sound sick, and she On the next lap Jamey's truck slowed, giving Crowder the chance was smoking, but it didn't slow him to get around her. Then Crump down, and as his dad built up a went past also, leaving St. Peter in formidable lead with Evans chas- third .. Holmes managed to get in ing, Jamey moved past Probst and the right gear long enough to get into third, and MacCachren fol- past Crump on the fourth lap, and lowed him, putting Probst down to she stayed there for a while; but fifth. Flannery now had about a then she disappeared on rhe sixth 13 second lead on Evans. • lap. On the next lap it was still Flan-Crowder was pushing .her car nery and Evans, but now Jamey hard, and moving through a·lot of had disappeared and Probst pulled traffic (remember, the limited cars out by the Skyboxes, with a blown were on the track at the same time), transmission. MacCachren was so she came screaming around the now third, LeDuc was fourth and timing tower turn, completely Foster was fifth. He ran the last · missed the checkered flag being four laps with a broken front axle. waved at her, and went around for. Flannery had everything going one more time. Everyone else saw his way and charged on serenely to the checkers and came to a halt. the finish, never hesitating for a She had the win in any case, and second. Evans, pushing hard, broke probably relished the extra lap. St. a c.v. joint and spun the truck right Peter had got her Toyota running at the flag stand. He didn't lose his well enough to move back up to second place, but did fall back a second place, while Crump, who bit for the white-flag lap. Flannery had enjoyed her first race with the took the win, reporting absolutely 1835, finished in third place. no trouble. Evans was second, and In the limited buggies, which LeDuc was third. Then it was were all either Class l ls or Class MacCachren, Foster and Peter 12s (two-seat Class l ls), the early Kowacch, in a Ford, and no one lead belonged co Karen Chris-else stayed on the lead lap. tensen, with Crystal Kozloski in The Class 9 buggies were next to play, and chis was a big group, with 24 entries. Surprisingly, they all made it through the first turn all right, but then Larry Goudie pulled off and parked in front of the Sky Boxes. Kenneth Poole got sideways for a while, and dropped way back, but Jeff Sc. Peter was in front and looking smooth. Scott Schwalbe ran behind hirri in his Attig. In third icwas Tommy Bra-dley, Jr., in his Bradley, and Tom Schwarczburg was fourth, followed by Phil Goudie. The Women's races were next, · second place and Sarah Tate in with limited and unlimited buggies third. Kozloski moved into the lead running at che same time, but in by the second lap, and held on for separate races. The unlimited a long time while Christensen tried group started out with Paula Sc. to get back around her. They had Peter in front in her Jimco with a a lot of traffic to contend with, as ~---------------------~----~ they moved up through the slower Unlimited cars, and on the third lap began to lap the less experi-enced drivers in their own class. Kozloski stayed in front until the sixth lap, when Christensen was briefly back in the lead, but then Kozloski regained the front again to get her first win. Christensen was second, followed in by Tate in third. Only Kozloski and Chris-tensen had completed seven laps. Saturday's final act was the Class 8 race, always a treat for the spec-tators, and often very expensive for the car owners. There were 12 of them. Only 10 made it through the first turn. Andy Wald did a hor-rendous multiple rollover as the group thundered by him, but was reported O.K., though out of the race. Jed Flannery was in front for a while, but Brendan Gaughan nipped past him to take over the lead, and then Greg George put his Ford in front and took off. Flan-nery ran second in a Chevy, with Gaughan third in another Chevy and Scott Taylor fourth in his Ford. Jimmie Johnson was picking and poking at Taylor's rear trying to find a clear spot to go around with his Chevy. Flannery got closer and closer to George while Johnson, past Taylor, now was worrying at Gaughan's backside. Then, as they rounded the tight turn over by the start area, George got a bit sideways, the tires bit in, and he tipped over, all the way over, and Flannery went on by. George was on his wheels, but the truck stalled and he fell back to eighth place by the time the motor was running again. Meanwhile, Flannery also slipped up somehow, and Gaughan, Johnson and Taylor moved to the front. Flannery was fourth and Dan Vanden Heuvel ran fifth in his Ford: Now the battle ~as fierce. Gaughan, whose right shoulder was throbbing from being zinged by a baseball sized rock, was mak-ing no mistakes, and was making his truck very wide. Johnson, with rocks sailing into his cab from time to time, was furiously trying to find space to make a pass. Taylor in third, was also dodging rocks and working at keeping Flannery be-hind him. Vanden Heuvel broke a spindle on the seventh lap and was out. Gaughan and Johnson, trust-ing each other's skills, were often door handle to door handle, even flying the jumps together. But then as they started their sixth lap Johnson spun out in the timing turn and Taylor got by him before he'd recovered. These drivers have team managers on their radios talk-ing chem through their races, so the old red-eyed style of trying to catch up isn't often seen. They're told co stay cool, to hold their lines, and Sc. Peter pulled out a wide lead while Bradley cried co pass Schwalbe, making Schwalbe worry about his motor as ic started to overheat a bit. Schwarczburg, nor-mally the politest of drivers, was black flagged for a quick penalty stop for having been a little over eager at the scare, and he fell back a couple of positions. Joe Wuckc III moved into fourth in his Chen-owth, and Dan Baudoux was fifth in his Mirage. Bill LeFeuvre, who Valerie Rehn was third in the early laps but worked her way up through the ranks-to take the checkers in Womens Heavy Metal on Sunday. Jeff St. Peter led the entire race, lost a plug wire but had enough In hand to still win the Class 9 race. Page 12 $eptem1Ntr1997 Dusty Times

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to drive their own race. Johnson's little voice must have been talking hard at this point, to keep him driving smart. The chase went on: Gaughan, Taylor and Johnson, with Flannery in fourth until he went through the timing turn on the end of his eighth lap. It was Jed's turn for trouble, and he ended up on his head, with the firemen putting out a small oil fire. They couldn't get him back on his wheels in time to fin.ish the race, so· he was done for. Gaughan went on co take the win, followed in by Taylor and Johnson and George. Whew! That ended the day on a high nore. Sunday was another great day. Blue skies and hot. During early morning practise ir was noted that Brendan Gaughan had had a screen installed in his windshield open-ing. He didn't want to be whacked by a rock again The Women's Heavy Metal race started the day off, with nine en-tries. They got a clean start and all made ir through that tough first turn with Sherri Parsons our in front in her Chevy truck. Running second was Nicole Schlueter in a Ford. When they'd finished their first complete lap Parsons still had the lead, with Schlueter second, and Valerie Rehn was third with Robin Schultz fourth in a Ford. The lead three were having a good battle, up close in the turns, and hauling down the straights. Behind them Schultz was trying to hold off Brenda Hackers in a Ford. Parsons stayed in front, but Rehn got past Schlueter, and then 'chlueter went to work to trv to regain her position. ' Parsons held firm in front, but behind her Rehn had a big surprise when Schlueter suddenly appeared right next to her, and her passen-ger door disappeared. Schlueter moved up into second place again, . but the next lap she'd dropped way back, and Rehn and her drafty truck were once more in second. Now Katie Smet ran third, and Hockers was fourth, with Schultz in fifth. Rehn was out to get Parsons, but she had to hurry. She got up right behind her, and they were doing the jumps side by side, bur she just couldn't sneak by. Parsons knows how to protect her position. Then disaster struck. As Parsons led through rhe pit area on the last lap, her left rear wheel took off on its own. Rehn now had the lead, and drove smoothly to the win. But Parsons wasn't giving up. She man-aged to drive her three-legged truck to the finish in second place. Smet was third and Hackers finished fourth. Next on the agenda were the SODA Lites, another class which has seen a spurt of growth. There were 10 of them, and this year th~y drove the full course. Kevin Beatty put his Briggs Built car out in front right from the start, and he had Curt Parsons, son of Sherri, in a car built by his dad, Dave, in sec-ond place. In third it was Zane Roberts, and Holgeir Oksnevad ran fourth. On the second lap Oksnevad pulled out after his car threw a drive belt. He settled in to watch the action as Beatty widened his lead and Parsons, Roberts and Phil Doyle battled for second place. Doyle had got a bad start, and had already run out of tear offs because he'd got so much mud on his shield running through the traffic. He was driving with his face shield open. He also had a broken c.v., and so had only one-wheel drive. Beatty stayed out front, but Doyle made a good move and brought himself up to second place, shifting Parsons to third and Roberts to fourth. And that's the way they stayed until the checkered flag. Beatty, who used to be crew chief for Geoff Dorr and his Ford, was driving only his third race, and already had his first win. Doyle, his face coated with mud and his eyes red and nearly shut, was second, followed in by Parsons and Rob-erts. The Class 4 race was next, planned for early in the day be-cause most of the same trucks would be running in the grand fi-nale, the Governor's Cup, at the end of the day and they might need time for repairs. Ten trucks took the green flag, and Jack Flannery was >first around the first turn again. This time Kevin Probst was hard on his bumper, follow~d by Jamey Flannery and then Walker_ Evans. Flannery started stretching his lead right away, and Jamey got past Probst, while back a couple_ of positions, Rob MacCachren was trying to get around Curt LeDuc. On the second lap it got pretty exciting behind Flannery, who was all by himself. Probst was back in front of Jamey, who was trying to move up again, and MacCachren was really tight on LeDuc. But as they rounded the timing turn, Kevin Beaty was the first lap leader in the SODA Lite class and he continued on for the win in a heavily contested race. MacCachren got tangled up some-how and rolled over, spewing pieces of fiberglass. He ended up back on his wheels, but in the meantime Scott Douglas had snaked his Ford past him and up into fourth place. At about this time folks realized that Evans was missing, and he was spotted parked outside Turn 1, with his front end askew. Flannery was still in command, with Probst and Jamey dueling behind him, and a little further back Douglas and MacCachren battling hard. On the fourth lap as Jack ran around as if on a track Jamey's truck started to smoke, and he pulled out down near the quarry turn, where the truck developed a good sized fire, which the vigilant fire crew put out quickly. Now Probst was pretty much by himself in sec-ond place, and MacCachren was· third, and LeDuc fourth as Douglas p~lled ove~ ~nd ~arked after losing his transm1ss1on linkage. By the fifth lap Flannery ran all by himself; with about 12 seconds lead on Probst, who was also pretty much by himself. MacCachren was black flagged for passing on a ye!• low, and although a video showed later that he had not done so, he lost two positions because of the penalty. They were so stretched out now that there was little chance of change, and the order was: Flan-nery, P!obst, LeDuc and MacCachren, and he had a rear tire going flat. They finished in that order also, with Gerald Foster in fifth and Peter Kowatsch sixth, all still on the lead lap. Flannery, walking on air, said, 'It took four years! Isn't it incredible?" When the dust settled they THE BEST INDOOR TRACK YOU'LL EVER SEE! Entry fee: 250$ Pre-entry only Saturday, September 20, 1997 Montreal Olympic _Stadium _ Info: Andre Gervais Tel.: 514-256-2565 emai_l: Dusty Times September 1997 Page 13

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In spite of a broken c. v. ergo one-wheel drive, Phil Doyle took his Briggs Built to a great second place and WON the Limited Buggy Challenge on Sunday. the infield, where he sat and watched, no juice in his battery. Jack Flannery, going too fast for our camera, won Class 4 on Saturday and Sunday and won the Governors Cup finale as well; quite a weekend. Gaughan, George, Evans and the front of the pack, limped in a Flanagan. Gaughan was mighty lap down, with a broken upper A-close up on Taylor, and just as they Arm and no brakes. completed their eighth lap he went The 7S trucks came out for their past him in the timing turn. But second race of the weekend, this Taylor's motor was sounding time fielding 15 entries. It was a rough, and it was apparent he had Toyota/Nissan sandwich right off problems. the start, with Jeff Kincaid in front, Gaughan got his second win of Art Schmitt second and John flagged off the Class 8 cars, also racing early because some of them planned to drive in the Governor's Cup. There were 14 of them. The surface was drying out and Tur.n 1 was dusty as Scott Taylor used the whole track on his way up to the front of the field. Brendan Gaughan moved up to second place, with Jed Flannery third and Jimmie Johnson fourth, followed by Greg George. Different day, same players. Taylor continued to lead and Gaughan was closing gradually while George now had Evan Evans in his wake. Todd Wittman ran fifth. These last two regularly race in Class 13, but chose to race in this event so they'd be eligible for the Governor's Cup later in the day, and possibly get close to some big bucks. Wittman's truck is an old Walker Evan's racer, and he was having a great time, later saying he'd never driven a truck that fast. . the weekend, with George behind Greaves third. Todd Attig had a him in second, looking battered Ford in fourth place, and Jim after raking a rock in his nose. He'd Crowder followed along in another had trouble seeing. Taylor, whose Ford. On the second lap Gaughan was closing on Taylor and George passed Johnson to move into third, while Flannery spun out and dropped back to fifth. ~efore he finished his second lap· the truck died and he had to be towed into They ran like that for the next several laps, with Robert Flanagan working on passing Wittman. On the seventh lap he got it done. For another lap it was Taylor, truck was smoking seriously by the Kincaid ran hard, but it was ap-time he got the checkered flag, re-parent early that his right rear tire ported major transmission.trouble, was losing air. 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SAT 9AM-5PM (702Ja71-5221 FAX . pulled out before finishing a sec-ond lap, and on the third lap Schmitt disappeared. Ir was now Kincaid in front and Greaves second, with Attig and Crowder still struggling for posi-tion behind them. Mark Eberhardt was fifth . Kincaid's tire was heating up and smoking a bit, bur he stayed in front, with Greaves behind him and then Attig and Crowder, who'd fallen back a bit. But things changed on the fifth lap when At-tig pulled off and parked, and Kincaid dropped back to second, his tire now very flat So it ·was Greaves, Kincai.d, Crowder, Attig and Eberhardt. Greaves began building a really long lead, and Crowder we nt by Kincaid with no trouble. He'd lost his tear-offs when a rock hit the mechanism, so he couldn't see well and later said he "hadda jus' mash it!" Jimmie's got a nice southern turn of phrase. Greaves had an untroubled race and went on to rake the win, with Crowder in second place and Kincaid third. Eberhardt moved up co fourth place and Lee O'Donnell, another Toyota, who said he hadn't got a good start, moved steadily up through traffic to finish fifth. · The single-seat 1600 cars lined up under a hot, steamy sky, next iir-'.>. -to race, with 20 cars, but only 19 made it through the first turn. Todd Crump disappeared in the lumpy section between the start and the first turn. Larry Manske had his Attig in front, with Mark Krueger in sec-ond place and Jason Crowder third. Mark Steinhardt was fourth, fol-lowed by Brad Erickson. 1hey were nose-to-tail, with almost no space separating them fro m one another. Crowder was aggressively working on Krueger. Manske stayed in front, bur Crowder moved into second on the· third lap, and it was now a tight three-way battle for the front of the pack. For the next three laps Man-ske and Crowder put on a tremen-dous show. Manske kept his foot in it, and stayed smart. Crowder tried first one side, then the other, looking for a way around. They were side-by-side whenever the track was wide enough, but Crow-der seemed to lose just a little ground as they'd climb up the hill row.ard the Skyboxes. Maybe a matter of gearing or tire size. It wasn't more than a few feec. In the meantime, Steinhardt was trying to get around Krueger, and Michael Notary, who wasn't happy with the way his motor ran, was moving up on them. And he got by both of them on the seventh lap, to move into third. Michael Seefeldt, who usually runs at or near the front of this pack, had some kind of me-chanical woes this race, arid dropped out after only five laps. On the seventh lap Crowder fi-nally took over the lead, and Man-ske fell to second, with Notary third, Steinhardt fourth and Krueger fifth. Maybe they were tired, or maybe their cars were tired; at any rate, they just stayed in line for the balance of the race, another two laps, and finished in that order. Thirteen Class I cars rook the green flag next and Jeff Sr. Peter had his big six cylinder Toyota powered Jimco out in front from the gee-go. Pat Dean ran right be-hind him in his V6 Chevy powered Chenowth, and then came Brian Collins with a six cylinder Porsche powered Chenowth. Scott Schwalbe ran fourth in an Attig and Owen Walther was fifth in his buggy-chat-looks-like a truck. These fellas were running hard, and St. Peter and Dean were wid-ening the gap between themselves and the rest of the field . Collins was finding that his buggy was harder to drive here than his Class 13 Truck, but he didn't look as if he was having any trouble, staying firmly in third . Walther dropped back and Aaron Hawley, who had his Class 9 1650cc motor in his Bundcrson, moved up to fifth John Huven was the best o.34 car Class 11 race on Sunday, leading most of the way, falling to second b ning on a disqualification. Page 14 September 1997 Dusty Times

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Jeff Kincaid won a hard fought second place on Saturday, coupled Paula St. Peter led the Womens Unlimited Buggy class early on, had M_ark Kreuger just couldn't sque~ze by t~e. Polaris so he had to dog with a third place finish on Sunday, all in all a good weekend. . engine woes but held on to finish second. him and settle for second place m the Limited Buggy Challenge. place, behind Schwalbe, whose stock shifter knob.) For that infrac- sports an odd-looking five-link rear spectators what they came for. Lots the Governor's Cup. Evan Evans re-motor was overheating. tion he was disqualified. That gave suspension. In third it was Steve of good, fast racing. This year had corded a 1.58 average while getting Dean caught and passed St. Pe- Huven the win, with Christensen, Krieman, but he lasted only two been a safe one, with few accidents, his Class 13 win, and Brendan ter, who was having some shifter Mathews and Behrens all moving laps. Then Bill LeFeuvre, who'd and no serious injuries. Gaughan ran a 1.60 during his Sat-problems, on the fifth lap. Collins up a notch and Berns drifting into repaired the damage from Samr- In terms of speed, the quickest urday Class 8 race. Pat Dean, in the held third with Schwalbe arid fifth place.. day, moved into second place. His- driver of.the weekend had been Flan- Class 1 buggy was the second quick-Hawley behind him. John The Limited Challenge event car was still powered by his Class nery, who recorded an average lap est driver of the weekend, with an Gaughan was having trouble keep- was next, with 21 cars eager to try 9 .motor, a puny 1650ccs compared time of 1.4 7 minutes during average of] .51 minutes per lap in ing his car in a straight line, and it one more time. This is a non-to Dean's V6. Saturday's Class 4 race. He got pro-his six lap Unlimited Challenge race. Paul Robertson, who'd come down points race, open to anyone who Dean rook the win, running gressively slower, recording an aver- He averaged 1.58 while winning the from Canada, pulled out with a raced in the points events and still about 16 seconds ahead of the next age speed of 1.59 for the 1.7 mile Class 1 event. broken c.v. Dan Baudoux was fur- has a car healthy enough to do an- car at the end of the six lap event. track in Sunday's Class 4 race, and The SODA racers will visit Cran-ther back in the pack than usual, other eight laps. When they came LeFeuvre was second and Todd 1.60 in the seven lap sprint that was don again in the fall, celebrating the and he'd lost first gear in his V 4 through the first turn the lead ve- Wallace, with another 1650::c mo- . powered Mirage. hides were two SODA Lites. Mike tor, finished third. Poole, who said Dean never could put any great Bailey, teen aged son of the infa- he got tired and "screwed up", was distance on St. Peter, but he man-mous Beetle Bailey, one of fourth, followed in by Joe Wurke aged to stay in front and take the Crandon's pioneer racers, was driv- III. They all completed six laps. win. Sr. Peter said his car ran fine ing one of them in his first attempt. Now it was time for the main except for that shifter problem, and He was our in front and really hus- event. The Governor's Cup, which he finished second, with Collins in ding. But he got a bit off ro the had a big purse up for grabs, would third still, and still followed by side and into the soft stuff, went a close the weekend in style. First place Schwalbe and Hawley. little sideways and that sent him up would take home $10,000., second The biggest, in terms of quan-and over, and over, and over. It would earn $2,000., third $1,000., tity, event of the weekend started looked horrendous, but he popped fourth $750., and fifth place would next. There were 34 single seat up out of the car in good shape to get $500. This was good pay for a Class 11 cars lined up for this one, the relief of the crowd. 12 minute race. There were only I 0 and that appeared to be just about Meanwhile, the other SO DA cars racing. Evan Evans had decided, all that the track and the score Lite, a 440cc Polaris, driven by Phil upon his motor builder's advice, not keepers could handle. Except for Doyle, was out in front of the pack. to chance it. Ir seems his motor had -ont> driver who slid off the S~ybox He had repaired that broken c.v., overheated some in that Class 8 race: hill they all survived the start, so he had two-wheel drive again. and they weren't sure it would live, though some may have suffered In second place it was Mark andthepotentialcostfaroutweighed serious damage. Certainly Jeff Krueger, followed by Mark the potential earnings. The same Hyde suddenly had a broken front Stei1;hardt, then Jason Crowder held true for Rob MacCachren, end, on both sides of the car, and and Michael Notary. Larry Bayer, who'd also overheated his motor in Steve Schleicher had a front flat. running at the rear, had his air the previous event. So they weren't Glen Mathews was 1n front cleaner held on by a spiderweb of there. (probably the safest place to be in duct tape. Very high tech. To no one's surprise, Jack Flannery such a crowd), and John Huven ran Unexpectedly, Doyle began to put that Chevy out in front right second in a Huven, followed by widen his lead. Krueger would oc- away. Walker Evans, his motor Dave Berns, Curt Gerald, Tracy casionally close up, but did not screaming like some prehistoric Peebles and Herman Barnum. Tim want to be too aggressive for fear beast, ran second, with Jimmie Christensen had nearly rolled his he'd punt the Polaris off the track. Johnson third, Curt LeDuc fourth Mirage off the start and was way He could not get by. Steinhardt was and Scott Taylor in fifth place. Bren-back, furiously trying to get fending off Crowder and Notary dan Gaughan didn't even get a lap through traffic. was still not happy with the way finished. Mathews and Huven stayed in his motor was behaving. By the second lap Flannery had front, with Gerald, in a Gilson, Doyle stayed in front. Krueger an eight second lead, and it was third. Then Mathews developed a got as close as he could get and not Evans, Johnson, LeDuc and Taylor front flat, and Huven got by him be in front of him, but just couldn't still. Johnson was finding the course and into the lead. By the next lap find the way around. Behind them so wetthat he couldn't keep his two-the tire was off the rim and Gerald Notary moved up past both wheeldrivetruckgoingstraight.Still, had moved into second place as Steinhardt and Crowder, into hemanagedtogetpastEvansonthe Mathews struggled to manhandle third. Crowder was fourth and fourth lap. But then, Evans had be-his car around the turns. Chris-Steinhardt had dropped to fifth. come a two-wheel drive truck him-tensen had worked all the way up The power-to-weight ratio self, when his front drive shaft fell to fourth place by now, and Berns working in his favor, Doyle held out. LeDuc wenc by him too, and was in fifth. his lead and went on to take the into third. Gerald worked like mad to catch win. He said the bigger cars had Flannery was at it again, building up with Huven, always a struggle better traction in the mud, but it a big lead, and there was no way-in a limited class, but he did gain was not so you'd notice. Kflleger, anyone could catch him unless he steadily, if not quickly. He finally who said his car still needs a little had a disaster, which wasn't about to got past him on the seventh lap, suspension tuning, also said that in happen on this weekend. As the and there q,e stayed to the finish, addition to the weight advantage, smell of cooked auto parts wafted with Huven right behind him in Doyle just happens to be a "good over the course, he sailed grandly one of the closest finishes of the driver." Krueger finished second. around to his third victory of the weekend. Christensen was now Notary was third, Crowder fourth weekend, and the biggest payoff. third, and Mathews had dropped and Steinhardt was fifth. Johnson was second, and LeDuc was to fourth with Gary Behrens in The Unlimited Buggy Challenge third. These two said that this was fifth. which ran next attracted only six the fastest they'd ever gone, and fur-Post-race tech inspection cars, and this was a runaway. Pat thermoretheysaidthatallthetrucks changed it all. Gerald was found Dean put that big Chevy powered are faster this year. And even with to have an illegal spring-plate buggy out in front right off the that, LeDuc said he needs "more cover. It seems his was hand made line, and he just stayed there. He speed". Taylor was fourth and Ger-instead of stock VW. (Reminiscent had a six second lead by the end of aid Foster took home the fifth place of the old SCORE Riverside days the first lap, and it was Kenneth paycheck. when folks got in trouble for a non- Poole in si;_cond place. His car As usual, Crandon had given the Dusty Times September 1997 NEW IN '97 ... lrom WELD RACING® ~ODULAR Specialty Racing Wheel • Mud Drags • Sand Drags • Truck Pullers • 4x4 Trucks • Dune Buggies, Etc. • True 3-Piece Modular Design ... A Genuine Racing Wheel. • Super Strong ... · Nobody Builds a Stronger Racing Wheel ! • Super Light ... Lightest Wheels Available! e Really Wide ... 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Jimmie Crowder finished in third place in 7S on Saturday and better Cory Friday had a bad start but slowly made his way through the yet, finished second on Sunday for a fairly decent weekend pack for a nice second place finish in BS. Greg George did a no-no in Saturdays Class 8 race and was third, however he finished a nice second on Sunday in the Ford. Brian Coiiins ran third most of the Class 1 race on Sunday and that~ where he finished, a nice finish for the Porsche powered buggy. Karen Christensen led the Women's Limited Buggy Class for a few laps throughout the race but ended up second in the race. Larry Manske in his Attig Terminator had a great battle for most of the race, ieading for quite a whfie but ending up second in 1-1600 on Sunday Jimmie Johnson ran third in Class 8 on Saturday, broke an A-arm in Walker Evans ran second in the Chevy the entire race on Saturday Scott Schwalbe took a hard earned second place in the Class 9 race Sunday's contest and grabbed second place in the Governors Cup but he was out of Sunday's contest early with front end damage. on Saturday, mightily defending his position most of the time. Race finale. r,i;,;:;;;:;=~~;:;;_;;.;;;,;;:;;;;;;ciii~~~~;;;;;:;;:===, Kevin Probst fought hard to hold position in Class 4 on Sunday and was finally able to put his competition away and finish in second Scott Taylor took the good looking Ford to a second in Class 8 on Gary Behrens ran second and finished second in Class 12 on Saturday, not too bad for a ten year old car. spot. Saturday, a third on Sunday in Class 8 for a not-to-bad weekend. Tim Christensen started second in 5-1600 held his position for the entire race and there he finished for a job well done. Page 1& What do Gaughan, Johnson and Taylor all have in common? They Tim Christensen finished the Class 12 race in thir<! place, holding off race hard and certainly enjoy every moment they spend behind the all comers although he was having shock trouble. _wh_e_el_o_f_a_ra_ c_e_t_ru_c_k_. C_a_fi~ry~ o_n_! ____________ _ September 1997 Dusty Times

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1997 FIA TOUR DE CORSE McRae lmprezive At Corsica having a terrible time and finishing behind four W2L kit cars plus having an anticipated sponsor withdraw from the fray raises some questions as to Armin's security with the Ford ream. · This sixth rally of the World Cham-pionship was held in Corsica, second in a row of stages contended on as-phalt, however, these asphalt roads are quite different from those in Caralunya. Corsican roads are twisty, very bumpy, corners are longer and generally the surface is a lot more abra-sive, the cars are rarely traveling in a straight line, they are always turning one way or another, that making the selection of tires paramount in impor-tance. Add ro this the fact that the weather on Corsica changes rapidly, without warning. new to the top drivers (there had been a W2L event on these roads last year), and lastly this was the first World Championship rally less than 1,000 kilometers in length. Leg 1 consisted of six stages, all as-phalt and 134 kilometers in length. The start was dry, McRae's Subaru wore soft tires, took the immediate lead but the tires overheated on the second stage and Panizzi's Peugeot led the rest of the day. Sainz started badly, bent a front strut on stage one, reducing his handling, was fourth at the first ser-vice, immediately caught up to second on the next stage selected too hard tires for stage five and then it rained, set-ting him back to third place. Maki-nen, like Sainz selected tires too hard for the last two stages and was not hav-ing a good day. Some of the drivers were a bit upset with stage four, a very fast downhill with lots of severe bumps and steep dropoffs on either side. They asked the organizers to shorten the stage but it was not done. Seppo Har-janne, a veteran driver said, "Every day I get happier on this rally, every day it is sooner that I am going home." Cest la vie! Schwarz was having a poor day also, no doubt wondering about his career, he lost a driveshaft on stage six and went off the road. He got going again in rear wheel drive, but with the rain he ended up eighth for the day. Panizzi finished five seconds in front By Martin Holmes Photos: Maurice Selden & Martin Holmes Colin Mcrae and Nicky Grist power out of one corner and right into another on their way to winning the Tour de Corse in their As in Spain, there was heavy em-phasis on W2L cars. There was a total of 60 starters, 34 of which were W2L. The main topic of conversation was the horrendous accident of Kenneth Eriksson, tire endurance testing, the car went end over end four times and then down an embankment. Fortunately neither Eriksson or the tire engineer aboard were injured, but the car was totally destroyed. Eriksson headed for home, no doubt counting his lucky stars. Subaru lmpreza on a most difficult set of stages. It was on the mal scage o e :rour dirions where the wear resistant de Corse that Colin McRae pulled Michelins would have proved their ahead of Carlos Sainz and rook the win worth, bur the weather was wet and by eight seconds in a wet rally and the McRae and the Pirelli's won the day. choice of tires was a big pan of the Subaru's success was matched by a win. disappointing failure for Ford, for McRae, behind the wheel of a whom Sainz had been leading imme-Subaru lmpreza was shod with the best diately before the rally's end, although that Pirelli had to offer while Sainz in they did win Group N. Mitsubishi was the Ford Escort was riding on Mich- nor to have any success either as Tommi elin and, with the caliber of driver in- Makinen had a huge accident, hitting valved, the choice of tires on this par- a cow while lying fourth on the sec-ticular rally was of paramount impor- o~d day, putting him our of the rally ranee. w1rh a totally destroyed car and his Sainz had been praying for dry con-· teammate, Uwe Nitre! was too far back Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in the Ford Escort did all that they could but still ended up eight seconds behind the winning car. Tiers of spectators watch as Gilles and Herve Panizzi negotiate a tough corner in the Peugeot 306 Maxi on their way to the W2L win. · Dusty Times to score any points. 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More instructions? That's the look we see on the face of Francois Delecour as he drove to a fine second place in W2L in the Peugeot 306. Patrick Magaud and Michel Perin corner hard in the Citroen Saxo Kit Setting up for the corner, Phillipe Bugalski and Jean-Paul Chiaroni Car, the debut of this particular model and a fine twelfth overall in fought brake problems all rally long in the Renault Maxi Megane yet Round 6 of the championship. finished sixth overall. Luis Climent and Alex Romani left the rally after the Tommi Makinen and Seppo Herjanne trashed their Mitsubishi Lancer first stage in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with front Evolution, hitting a cow and careening down an embankment, but suspension damage, as evidenced here. 1...:·n1c:..·u_re:....d_. ______________ _ Above Left: Priscille De Belloy and Laetitia Jordan retired after stage 11 when the Peugeot 106 Maxi had a front hub problem. ofDelacour, McRae fourteen seconds feet below in the rocks of a river. For-behind and Liatti another three sec-tunately, only the cow and the car suf-onds back. Makinen was sixth and the fered damage, both Makinen and best Renault, Sugalski was seventh, Seppo Harjanne were unhurt, climbed Claude Balesi in the Maxi Megane led up the bank to the road and removed Uwe Nittel at the end of leg one. the cow before other competitors came start first, then Sainz. Actually, four cars stood a good chance of winning, Sainis Ford, McRae's Subaru, and the two top Peugeot's. Nittel started in seventh place, the only car in the top ten nei-ther a WRCar nor a kit car. This is the :;yste_m run by most off road race winners TRI-MIL BOBCAT CHROME In W2L there were lots of problems along The car suffered severe damage with the Renaults, emanating from the front and rear but the cockpit was in-new cype rear brakes which were mal- tact. Meanwhile Schwarz arrived at functioning, the troubles continuing stage end without a left rear wheel, hav-all day. Magaud's Cir:toen was the fast- ing hit a bridge parapet l 7kms from est, leading the 1600cc class by ten stage end, lost the wheel ~nd were for-minutes by days end while others were tunate there was no terminal damage. losing engines and some had gearbox McRae continued putting on pressure, troubles. 19 seconds behind at days end while This. was the longest day in the shortest rally ever and the most excit-ing, with three different leaders in six stages. Delecour won the first stage, but Sainz pulled in front on stage two as Ford's hopes soared with Santoni ahead of Andreanni in Group N and a double win looked likely. By stage 15 it looked like everything was de-cided, interim timing showed that Panizzi was three seconds faster than Sainz, but Sainz finished 12 seconds ahead and McRae was two seconds faster yet. Page 18 1984-91 CORVETTE 2 1/2" OR J" S.S. TARGA M un ·1 ,ER 13220HALLDALE AVENUE GARDENA, CA 90249 310-217-9233 WHOLESALE ONLY DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED Group N had Luis Climent break Liatti dropped over a minute, mostly the suspension on his Mitsubishi on due to tire choice. the first stage while Achim Mort! fin- In W2L Renault was still having ished fourth in group. brake problems, Peugeot lost their fi-Leg 2 consisted also of six asphalt nal 106 Maxi when de Belloy lost a stages, 132 kilometers in length. De- driveshaft between stages 11 and 12 lecour thought that the two wheel drive and Magaud in the Citroen mini-kit cars would be competitive in the wet car was lying twelfth, having been and he was right. passed by Mariani's private Subaru. Panizzi started with a lead of five In Group N Jean-Marie Santoni seconds, but Delecour won the first pulled ahead in his Escort when stage and Sainz made fastest time and Andreani's Mitsubishi had a flat on caught up. Throughout the day the stage seven and Albertini retired with lead was never more than six seconds transmission failure. while Sainz and Delecour were tied on And just to thicken the plot, Mit-time. The first stage started in the rain subishi questioned the fairness of a but the last 8km were dry. McRae and championship which allows non-Panizzi chose dry weather tires and lost championship cars to deny them big time while Delecour and Sainz had points. intermediates and made good time. Leg 3, consisting of six stages and This stage saw the end of Makinen's 141 kms long saw Carlos Sainz pre-. challenge. Halfway through the stage dieting he would win if the weather he crested a rise in sixth gear (really was dry, because Michelin has a very fast) and hit a cow, the car careening good hard wearing tire. Sainz brakes into the rock face on the left, thence had lost some of their grip the night across the road and down the dropoff before and this cost him the lead. The on the right coming to rest some thirty organizers ruled that Delecour would 41st Tour de Corse 'Rallye de France' 5-7.05.97 Ajacc10 (Fl WCR round 6 1 ( 3) Colin McRAE/Nicky Grist GB Subaru Impreza WRCar 2 ( 5) Carlos SAINZ/Luis Hoya E Ford Escort WRCar 3 (7) Gilles+ Herve Panizzi F Peugeot 306 Maxi 4 ( 9) Francois Delecour/Daniel Grataloup F Peugeot 306 Maxi 5 ( 4) Piero LIATTI/Fabrizia Pons. I Subaru Impreza WRCar 6 (8) Philippe Bugalski/Jean-Paul Chiaroni F Renault Maxi Hegane 7 (10) Serge Jordan/Jack Boyere F Renault Maxi Hegane Going into the final stage,.Sainz led McRae and Panizzi, both seven sec-onds behind and Delecour another six seconds behind them. Sainz finished the final stage seconds in front of McRae, the two wheel drive cars be-ing very slow on the dirt covered road with many, many hairpin corners. Delecour was falling back with clutch problems and Panizzi had made a bad choice of tires. Two kms after the start, both Peugeots spun at a hairpin turn. The stage was dry at the start and at the end of the dry parts McRae was one second faster. The stage became humid as it progressed and this is where McRae won his tenth World Cham-pionship rally. Schwarz was a disap-pointing ninth, out of the points. Of the top six finishers, three were cars not registered for the series. So ended the Tour de Corse, and on to Argen-tina for the next round of the World Rally Championship. World Championship points : WCR WCD W2L 4h, 31m, 08s, * 10 10 -4h.31m.16s. 6 6 4h.31m.46s.** 4 10 4h.32m.03s. ** -3 6 4h.33m.07s. 2 2 4h. 37m. 48s. ** -1 4 4h. 39m. 36s. ** 3 8 ( 2} Uwe NITTEL/T1na Thorner D/S Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4h.40m.48s. 9 ( 6) Armin SCHWARZ/Philip Hills D/GB Ford Escort WRCar 4h.41m.43s. 10 (15) Francis Mariani/Gilles Thimonier F Subaru Impreza 555 4h. 44m. 55s. 11 (22) Claude Balesi/Jean-Paul Cirindini F Renault Maxi Hegane 4h.45m.09s. ** -12 (11) Patrick Hagaud/Hichel Perin F Citroen Saxe Kit Car 4h.48m.21s.** - 1 14 (17) Jean-Marie Santoni/Jean-Hare Casamatta F Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4h.57m.48s.* September 1997 Dusty Times

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SCORE FIREWORKS 250 Troy Herbst Takes Overall Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Troy Herbst showed them all the way home at the Fireworks 250, in his Smithbuilt, ripping. around the 250 mile course in 4 hours and 53 minutes, first in Class 1 and first overall, a race well run. · Troy Herbst's new car made up for nicely into a two day weekend, with its less than stellar performance at contingency and tech inspection the Baja 500 by winning the. Fire- opening up about noon on Friday works 250 overall. Nicknamed the and lasting until evening. The con-"truggy" by some, because of its genial surroundings of the Tanger truckish looks, Herbst's car features, Mall provided comfortable space for an automatic Ford transmission, and all the pre-race activities. Race day a fuel injected eight cylinder Ford began at dawn, with the green flag motor like that of his brothers' Tro- waving at six a.m. phy Truck . It's covered with a mini-The race course traveled a famil-mal body, giving it an open wheel iar route, heading out from the start/ look, but it can use the same spare finish area just west of the Factory parts as the family Trophy Truck. No Mall, and winding through the doubt a design motivated by bud-desert, roughly between the getary concerns. Wildwash and Lenwood exits of The Fireworks didn't happen on Highway 15 for about 62 miles. It the traditional Fourth of July week- was described as very rough, some end this year, but the week after, comparing it to the old Mint 400 which was rather a nice change, ap- courses, without the silt. preciated by those wirh other things The Trophy Trucks took off first, to do on the holiday. The format fit into the rising sun. Tim and Ed Rick Paquette and Brad Maurer in their Jimco finished the four laps at the Fireworks 250 in good time, good enough to take first in Class 1/2-1600. Herbst had their Ford back around in first place, with Ivan Stewart, try-ing out his Toyota's eight cylinder motor again, in second place, and only a minute and 23 seconds be-hind. Herbst's time, at I :07:33 was the fast time of the day, but not by · much. Jeff Lewis ran third in his Chevy, about 24 seconds later. Everyone was slower on the sec-ond lap, but the Herbsts still heid the lead, now IO minutes up on Stewart, who'd had a flat. His policy with flats, since he carries no co-driver, is to hustle into his pit, which he did, and they quickly changed it for him. Then, as he was ready to leave the pit a comedy of errors en-sued, and Stewart was directed out, right into the path of Lewis, who was coming in. Lewis hit the right rear corner of the Toyota, and there was major damage. Not only was the quarter panel torn off, but so was the spare tire mount. In addition, the transmission cover was cracked, and the fluid began to run out. Stewart was still second, bur now was a full 10 minutes back, and Brian Coats, in a Chevrolet, had moved into third place. He had no power steering af-ter holing the cooler. Lewis, in the meantime, had done some damage to an axle, no longer had four wheel drive, and had to pit for some major repairs. He ran in two wheel drive the rest of the day. On the third lap, though slowed by some problem, the Herbsts still ran first, but now Coats had moved up to second, and Stewart, whose trnqsmission had finally made its dis-Brian Coats got his first Trophy Truck win at the Fireworks 250, he's been trying for quite a while and he finally got his gold medal. Congrats. tress obvious, and had stopped for fluid and a fix, was third. Going into the last lap the Herbsts had a 14 minute lead on Coats. The Herbsts, who ran progres-sively longer laps all day, lost just enough for Coats to move to the front and take the win. Coats, who built his own truck in his own shop, was just six minutes in front of Stewart. His hands were so tired from steering with no power steer-ing that they didn't want to unfold from the steering wheel. Stewart was just six minutes in front of the Herbsts who dropped back to third place. In the meantime, the Class I cars, which started right behind the Tro-phy Trucks, were having an easier day of it. Troy Herbst, in his Ford powered buggy, had the lead at the end oflap one, and his time was the-fast one for the class and just nine seconds slower than his brothers' in the Trophy Truck. He recorded I :07:42. In second behind him was Mike Julson in his Toyota powered Jimco, and then (:harlie Townsley ran third in his Honda NSX pow-ered Chenowth. Kory Scheeler and B. J. Richardson ran fourth in. their Jimco. Herbst, though he had some flats, stayed in front through the next lap, and had about eight minutes on Scheeler and Richardson at the end oflap two. Now Ronny Wilson and Lee Patten ran third in their Jimco, and Reuben Wood was fourth in an-other Jimco. Bill Pate, in his RCD chassis, was trying to make up rime lost with a flat on this lap and hit the wash at Wildwash way too fast. His car flew, hit hard and rumbled over, destroying the front end. There were rumors that he'd broken both legs, but on checking we learned that although he'd taken a hard hit, he suffered only bruises. He was very stiff and sore for a few days. Herbst continued to lead, and since the second lap he'd also had the overall lead. He was over a half . hour up on the Trophy Trucks· by now. He was still having flats. Herbst said that the car is "just a regular ol' buggy", but he's going to have to learn how to drive it. He also said it doesn't feel like it's going fast, "bur I think we're going really fast." He continued to hit the rocks and break the tires, which he found frus-trating. In second it was still Scheeler and Richardson, with Wilson and Patten in third and the team of Mark Post and Jerry Whelchel ran fourth in their V6 Chevy powered Riviera Eagle. Townsley lost all his water and was out. Herbst, who said he'd really needed his crew for this race, took the win by 12 minutes. Scheeler and Richard-son, who said their car was making a •-"weird whining sound" on the last lap, were second. In third it was Pat-ten and Wilson, who'd had three flats on the last lap. They, like Scheeler and Richardson, commented that there had been a lot of dust. Post and Whelchel, who'd had to repair a rear caliper rhar had been crunched by the rocks, were fourth. In Class 8 the Chevrolet of Dave Westhem was out in front at the end of the first lap, and he had about a minute and a half on Dale White in his Chevy. Mike and Greg Bragg were third in their Ford. On the second lap Westhem, who drove the whole race, continued to lead, and now had about three ll.linutes on Brian Collins, in an-other Chevy, who ran second, with his suspension sagged. In third it was Dave Ashley, in his Ford, who'd been slowed on the first lap by a flat. He had just completed the fast lap for the class, at I: 15:55. The Braggs fell to fourth, and then didn't come around agam. · At the end of the third lap it was still Westhem in front, running steady times, and now a little over two min-utes in front of Dan Smith, Ashley's co~driver. Westhem had lost a rear caliper and thus had no rear brakes. Collins, having some flats, was now third. His compadre, White, was making major repairs after breaking a torsion bar. Westhem ticked off another steady lap and took the win, finishing 12 minutes in front of Collins who moved up to second when Ashley and Kory Scheeler hustled the big Jimco around the Barstow course in a Ivan Stewart and the VB Toyota didn't have a good day, some major speedy manner, finishing second in Class 1 and second overall as Ronny Wilson shows us how not to land, but he cruised to a very nice damage from an accident put them way down but Ivan recovered all well. 3rd place in Class 1, 3rd overall at the Fireworks 250. but 6 minutes for a great second in Trophy Truck. Page 20 September 1997 Dusty Times

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Craig Forrest and his Mirage scampered around the Barstow course as fast as he could but ended up second in 112-1600, seven seconds out of first. Michael Nix ran well all day, had almost no problems but was only Danny Ledezma had some serious problems on the last lap but was able to garner second in Class 5, fourteen minutes out of first place. still able to grab second place in 5-1600 at the Fireworks 250. Smith lost their power steering on the last lap, and fell to third. White was fourth, and last, about an hour and a half later. Class 10 went next, and at the end of the first lap the leader was the team of Mike Halliday and Rod Muller in their Pontiac powered Jimco. They had recorded the quick time for the class at 1: 17:37. In sec-ond it was Steve Thompson and Wayne Lugo in their 1776cc VW powered Jimco, and they were just about three minutes back. John Phil-lips, Sr. ran third in his Toyota pow-ered Jimco. Muller and Halliday built their lead to six minutes at the end of rhe s~cond lap, and now Phillips was second and Thompson and Lugo ran third. But at the end of the third lap, with Muller and Halliday still in front, it was Thompson and Lugo in second again, only eight minutes back, with Phillips, who was find-ing this a rough course, about five minutes further back. Behind them, Larry Bolin who'd had serioi:rs shifter problems on his first lap, ran fourth in his Aceco, about an hour and 15 minutes down. On the last lap Muller and Halli-day had a strange steering problem, which caused it to lock up, as they -said, "full lock - to the right." It slowed them by about eight minutes, so that Lugo and Thompson had them in their sights at rhe end of the lap. And when he · flattened a rear tire, Lugo knew he could nor afford to stop and change it. He charged hard and got to the finish line right behind Halliday and Muller, to take the win by a minute and 25 seconds, his tire just about to come off the rim. Halliday and Muller, whose big-gest bugaboo has been steering for a couple of years now, were about seven minutes in front of the third place Phillips. The SCORE Lite cars, or Class 12, which is the VW suspension cars with air cooled motors, was next io start. At the end of the first lap the lead belonged to David Callaway and John Holmes, who had a time of 1 : 1 7 :41 , the fast lap for the class. In second it was Danny Anderson in his Mirage, and he was only two minutes back and about three and three-quarters minutes ahead ofTom Ridings who ran third in his Mirage. Ty Godde, in another Mirage, was fourth. ' At the end oflap two it was Ander-son in front, and now he had 15 minutes on Godde, who was a minute and a half in front of Kent Lothringer and Gene Griepentrog in their Lothringer. In fourth it was Kevin McGillivray and Jim Green-way in a Chenowrh. Anderson, who was racing on this course for the first rime, had one flat . tire, and an old friend, Class IO racer Rick Romans, happened to be sit- . ting right there watching the race, with a spare tire of the right size and brand. So he made a quick change, Dusty Times and Anderson didn't even have to get off on their second lap. Greenway with this car, and got two second the front of the pack, with the class out of the car. He had a lead of 11 and McG illivray had dropped ro places. Nice. Callaway and Holmes fast time, it was Scott Steinberger in minutes at the end of the third lap, fourth, having lots of flats. were third 45 minutes later, and then his Ford, at I :21 :36. He was three and it was Godde in second, with Anderson went on to take the win, came G_reenway and McGillivray, al- minutes in front of Ryan Thomas in about 45 minutes on Callaway and finishing I 4 minutes in front of most an hour further back. his Dodge. In third it was Michael Holmes, who'd had a rear wheel fall Godde, who's now had two races The Protrucks went next, and at James and Mike Kalicki, and then llllinner's Circle Ryan Thomas Posts First · Dodge Pro Truck Victory Young off-road racing star Ryan Thomas drove his Bilstein shock-equipped Dodge full-size pickup to the ProTruck Class win at the SCORE Fireworks 250 run near Barstow, CA in mid-July. It was the first ProTruck victory for the 24-year-old Thomas and it also marked the first win for a Dodge V-8 in this racing class. Thomas also made history being the first ProTruck driver to better the time of unlimited Trophy Truck entrants. He was 10th Overall. Winning his class by over 14 minutes, Thomas moved up through the field to take · the lead with two laps remaining of the 248.4 miles of the rough Mojave Desert. "This was virtually a trouble-free run for the Chenowth-sponsored Dodge;' noted Thomas. "Our Bilsteins performed perfectly again:' Go With Bi/stein! A Winning Tradition In Off-Road Racing! For all the details contact the Off-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 &, KRUPP BILSTEI OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road• San.Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 619/453-7723 • FAX: 619/453-0770 se·ptember 1997 Page 21

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minutes later. In third it was Baeskens and Bates, who'd run into a Class 9 car and got hung up on it; tearing off a brake line and leaving himself with no front brakes for the last lap. Tom Brown finished fourth, the last in the class to get to the fin-ish. Darren Skilton and the KIA Sportage have a lock on Class 3, running hard all the time and gaining a fan club at the same time. George Seeley takes to the air on his way to yet another Class 5 win, and he is sure looking good for the championship. In Class 1-2/1600, the first lap leader was the team of Rick Paquette and Brad Maurer, in a Jimco, record-ing the class fast lap, at 1 :25:42. They had just about two minures on Dale and Darren Ebberts in their Neth/ Chenowrh. In third it was Bekki . Freeman, in a Bunderson. Craig For-rest, who'd already changed a jet, ran fourth in a Mirage, followed by Frank Rusich and Gary Gall in a Jimco. There was a spread of only five minutes from first to fifth place. Rick Johnson ran fourth in his Ford. He'd just bought the truck, and wasn't really quite ready, but couldn't pass up a chance to race on home territory. On the second lap Steinberger continued to lead, and he now had two minutes o•n Thomas. Jeff Hosk-ins, who's just bought the Ampudi-as' old truck, now moved into third, and Chuck Harris and his co-driver, Steve Krieger, ran fourth in their Chevy. Harris, who is recovering from a massive hernia, drove very little, leaving most of it to Krieger who was uncomfortably carsick for part of his day. Steinberger lost about a half hour on the third lap with a flat and a power steering problem. When they tried to fix the power steering they discovered they were leaking engine coolant, so they tried a patch. It didn't work, and they had to repair the water pump. But they were adding a lot of water, every eight miles, for the rest of the day. Now Thomas moved to the front and Hoskins, who was driving in his first SCORE race, was second. Krieger ran third and Steinberger was fourth. Thomas, who drove a very steady pace, went on to rake the win, fin-ishing 15 minutes in front of Hosk-ins. Hoskins, who ran the whole race with no reservoir on one of his front shocks, was second, thinking his sus-pension needs some fine tuning. In third it was Krieger and Harris, with Johnson, who said it was fun, but that his truck really ~asn't ready, in fourth. The Class 5 cars went next, and in this group it was George Seeley all the way. He had the class fast lap, at 1 :27:58, and a lead of about 30 seconds at the end oflap one. It was Dave and Jerry Cua in second place, and Mike Nix ran third another half minute or so back. Derek Kreger was another minute qack in fourth place, but he didn't gee another lap done. Seeley had nine minutes by the end of the second lap, and now Nix had moved up to second, as the Cua cKE ZIE'S R FIL ERS K& lJ l·FILTERS • YOUR OFF-ROAD SPECIALISTS/ Q ::. n I) ::,: m :,,. 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Damien Mavis was third in class after the first lap but he carried on Don McCarthy had a terrible first lap, an awful second lap, then settled Brian Collins ran the Chevy hard but just couldn't catch the leader so and worked his way up to second in Class 7 at Barstow. down and took the silver in Class 7S. he settled for second place in the Class 8 battle. rest had closed up to within one sec- lap. But they held on to their lead Gall, who'd finished on a flat, and Mavis ran third in a Chevy, another he completed his third lap, and to ond. Rusich and Gall ran about eight . and finished first, seven seconds in Darnen Jefferies finished fifth in his three minutes back. make it even tougher on the other minutes later, having a few flats, and front. Forrest had been in front for Jimco, reporting broken limiter Roeseler who'd had a self-inflicted guys, he ran the fast lap for the class, the Ebberts boys, developing major a while, but had to stop for a splash straps, a broken shock and a broken flat on the first lap, built his lead to at l: 19:09 on the fourth lap, and blisters, were fourth. In fifth it was of gas and lost his lead. In third it header. an hour by the end of the second lap. took the win by nearly three hours. now Greg Hawks and Bill Janns in a was the Ebberts team, nursing huge The Class 7 trucks went next, with Now it was Mavis in second, and Mavis was second, and Land finished Jimco. Freeman had lost her motor blisters and wondering what had Larry Roeseler out in front early in Land had dropped to third. No one about 45 minutes later, in third. and was out of the race. happened to their steering dampen- the day in his Chevy. He had 21 else was still running. The Class 7S trucks took off next, Paquette and Maurer ran bumper ers. No power steering for these su- minutes on Bob Land in his Ford at Roeseler had no problems and had a slightly bigger group than usual, to bumper with Forrest for the last permen. In fourth it was Rusich and the end of the first lap, and Damien a lead of nearly two hours by the time with six entries. At the end of the Jimmy Messick, aka The Barst':w Flash ran a steady fast race and Rod Muller led the first three laps at Barstow, slowed a bit on the last Ty Godde started making up time on the leader on lap 3 but it was too took the silver medal m Class 9 tn a good run for the almost new car. lap and it cost him, finishing second in the Class 10 Jimco. · little and too late so the Mirage finished second in SCORE Lites. HONDA Power .. Equipment KAWAGUCHIHONDACOR~ POWER ro_~-D Racer and Spectator Discounts •GENERATORS . • WELDERS •GENERAL PURPOSE ENGINES =-'· · • WATER PUMPS •OUTBOARD ENGINES /! . . .. :::_ . • LAWNMOWERS • LAWN TRACTORS EB6500SX j •RIDING MOWERS •TILLERS CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST HONDA POWER EQUIPMENT PARTS AND INVENTORY IF We DoN'T HA ve IT, No ONE Does! -;;.. ;:::---,::::::--· - -I • i,.gt::J:'fZ} ; · 00 '\ ·' -.::-:...~ . DEUVERY TO lHE RACES AVAILABLE • PLEAsE CALL AHEAD ~' ~ -$ -KAWAGUCHI HONDA EX1000 3532E.3RDSJ:U:s~CA.90J63•213.264.3936, 264.SSSS FAX 264.2136 'HONDA Power Equipment Page.24 i I ; VISA i s A L E s ' s E R V I C E ' p A R T s N:)+-h ;r.n-' . : II· H o N D A P o we R E Q u I P M E N T S P E c I A L I s T 'U w)5S easter. · !iai for opumum ?('r.or.nancc- :uid ~a!..-ty.! le:id lhe 0\\1h."r s n,,1..,ual b..·fon: OJ)('r:t:..lng your Hond:i. Po1i1.·c-r Equipment. S~c1fkaUon$ subJC'C'l to cl'-..u:~e \11."llhout notl\·t . •E$thn.ltC' only. b3$<'d on r.1tC'd load. •B:utc-ry not m<.·lude"d v.ith E~t35vOSXK I. E:~15000SXK I and E90500S.\:. • •Wtth bd:.te-ry tr.1y kit. wh~ls !,,."r. ConnC'C'tJon to houst-pov.·~r ~ulre-s tr,utsf~r d<"\16: to ,wo1,! possible" tnjury to powC'r comp.a.ny personnel Consult:, qu.1.liHC"d tlt-eU1\·l3n. September 1997 Dusty Times

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Oave Westham in the always good looking Chevy Class B was the big winner, leading from the green flag and finished with 12 minutes in hand. ----~-first lap ic was Joel Scankavich and Rick Taylor in front in a Ford. Run-ning second it was Bruce Landfield and Bree Turley in another Ford, and Steve Cirillo and Andy Helquist had their Toyota in third. Stankavich and Taylor disap-peared on the second lap, and Brady Helm and Bob Graham moved into second in their Toyota. Helm had stuffed it inco a hole early in the day, and with a very sore back, had limped along for a while, but finally got out and had Graham get in early. Cirillo and Helquist ran second, with Nathan Perry in third place. 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The Ledezmas were second, 45 minutes later, and dre lribes followed them in, another 20 minutes off the pace. Greg Anderson went a bit faster each lap on his way to the Class 9 win at the Fireworks and had eleven minutes in hand at the end. Class 3, next to take off, ran only three laps here. Darren Skilton had his Kia in front right away, as Todd and Jim Gatrell had early problems with their Chevrolet Blazer. Skilton ran the fast lap of 1 :56:02 on his sec-ond lap, and then sailed on through his third to take the win. He'd had no problems except for a broken tie rod which happened about a mile from his pit and lost him little time. The Gatrells managed to finish also, about two hours down to Skilton. second, an hour later, with Perry third, a half hour behind them. Gra-ham got tired and made Helm get · back in on the last lap, which turned our co be O.K., because his back was feeling pretty good by now. They took the win by over an hour. In sec-ond it was Don McCarthy, who drove his Ford all the way. He broke a transmission cooler line and a leaf spring and had a flat, but the truck ran fine. Cirillo and Helquist broke .on the last lap, as did Perry. No one else finished. In Class Scock Full, which was required to run only three laps, the first lap leader was Steve Olliges in Robert Hayley's Ford. He had about four minutes on Marc Stein, in an-other Ford. Christine and Herb Reno were the third entry in this class, in another Ford, but they did not complete the first lap. Olliges' time, at 1 :50:28 was the quick one for the group. But, he ran into trouble on lap two, breaking a shock and having to run 40 miles on it be-fore he could get repairs. Stein, in the meanwhile, took over the lead, and had 27 fninutes to the good at the end of the second lap. He continued to run well, and al-though Hayley put in a very quick third lap, he just couldn't make up that lost time. Stein took the win, reporting one flat per lap and a lose skid plate. Olliges and Hayley were just seven minutes in back of him at the finish. The Scock Mini trucks, also run-ning only three laps, came along next, and Greg Foutz held the lead in a Ford at the end of the first lap. He had something of a saga going. le seems he'd rolled his car at the Baja 500 and done such major damage that he hadn't had time to repair ic. So, he borrowed a truck from Jerry Fanning, in order to run at Barstow. In testing on Friday he blew the motor, so the crew. was up all night rebuilding and reinstalling it in or-der to make the start. He had only a three minute lead and it was Leo Brown, in another Ford, in second place. On the second lap Foutz stayed in front, but Brown dropped back, losing nearly an hour, while Steve Williams moved his Ford into sec-ond place, about six minutes back. He'd already had a flat. He and Foutz were having a good, close dice. Brown lost his left rear wheel, rotor and all, and also managed to break his rear drive shaft on the same bump two laps in a row. Not his best day. Foutz had a flat on the third lap, and then ran on five cylinders for the last 10 miles, but managed to stay ahead of Williams who also had a rear flat on the last lap. Williams re-ally charged, recording the class fast lap on his lase time around, at 1 :54: 18. Foutz took the win by a September 1997 minute and 26 seconds. Rob Reinerrson, in another Ford, had a long, hard day when after a good first lap he broke noc only his motor mounts but also a spring shackle mount on the second lap. With re-pairs co the shackle mount and a ratchet strap on the motor he went on, only to break the shackle mount on the other side on the next lap. He got that repaired also, and carried on to take third place, a long way back, but delighted to have finally got a finish. And Brown finished also, still further back. Class 5/1600, which started next, were required to run the full four laps. At the end of the first one the lead belonged to Gerardo Iribe, with four minutes on Torn Dittfield and Alan Cook. In third it was Hector and Danny Ledezma, about 10 min-utes back. On the second lap Dit-tfield and Cook recorded the class fast lap at 1 :43:22, and moved into the lead. The Ledezrnas were now second and che lribes, with two bro-ker. stub axle bearings, lost a lot of time and dropped to third. Dittfield and Cook were running very steady times and had no down time. They led by 26 minutes at the end of lap three, and the Ledezrnas, The Class 9 buggies went off the line next, another group that had to complete four kps. These drivers were unanimous at the finish that this was a really rough course for their class, which has limited suspen-sion. Daniel Mora, last year's win-ner, got off to a really bad start, when he couldn't get to the race on time because of problems with his trailer, so he was 20 minutes late leaving the start line. Jimmy Messick and An-drew Lindquist had their M&T Chassis in the lead at the end of the first lap with the fast lap for the class, at 1 :28: 12. Messick, at 17 years, may have been the youngest driver at Barstow for this event, and Lindquist wasn't much older, at 20_ Dennis Petersen ran second, just 35 seconds behind them. In third it was Brian Sallee, about five minutes off the pace. On the second lap Petersen moved into the lead, now about 23 minutes in front of Greg Anderson and Jimmy Hook in a Randy Forrune Steve Thompson ran the big Jimco to a c,lose win in Class 10, finishing a minute and a half ahead of the competition, seventh overall as well. Danny Anderson ran second on lap one, then went to the front and there he stayed for a great SCORE Lite Class win by over 14 minutes. 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Horacio Pereyra was the winner in Class 11, running some good Jeff Hoskins worked his way through the Protruck pack and finished laps at Barstow and shooting for the season champion!>hip points. a nice second in class at the Fireworks. Robert Hayley led lap 1 in Stock Full, had problems on lap 2, tried in vain to catch up on 3 but ended up in second spot. Chassis who'd ·moved up to sec-ond place. Messick and Lind-quist were third after losing about a half hour with a broken balljoinc. Sallee had lost about an hour and a half with major prob-lems. . Petersen led through the third lap also, with 20 minutes on Anderson and Hook who'd blown a shock on the first lap and broken an oil cooler after tha.c. Messick and Lindquist, still third, were having more trouble, including a broken transmission strap, a broken trans mount, a broken alternator strap and two fla cs. Petersen d.isappeared on the third lap, and we were unable to find out what did him in. Ander-sori and Hook moved up .to take the win, with a rear shock blown out on chat last lap. Messick and Lindquist finished second only 16 minutes behind them, and Eli and Lobsam Yee had their Tubu-lar Designs car in third place, after three flats and running a long way with no second gear. Sallee, after chat terrible second lap, had good times on laps three and four and got a fourth place finish, while Chuck Hovey and Martin Christensen were fifth and last to finish, after their Jimco was run over by a Class 5 car that broke their shock cooler. Mora's day fini-shed as badly as he starred: he ran out of gas on the last lap. Class 11 fielded only two cars, but they had a good race for one lap. They were also required to finish only three laps for this race, and it was a good thing. Ramon Pereyra drove the first two laps and stayed in front, then handed over to his brother Hora-cio, who had two flats on the third lap. Their best time was 2:31 : 19 on the first lap. They took the win,· and were the only finisher. Victor and Angel Bara-jas ran into trouble before they ever got to Barstow. While sitting at a signal down south of Ense-nada, Victor was dragged out of his truck by a group of hoodlums who battered him and drove off with his truck, trailer and race car. Happily for him the police quickly got the whole rig back, minus some detachable items like the radio and seat belts. Unfor-tunately, they'd cracked a couple of his ribs, and he had a bunch of stitches in his upper lip and he was in no condition to go off-road racing. So Angel took over. He's co-driven with his uncle many times, and he had a good first lap, but had major trouble on the second la_p, and ran out of time to finish. The weather cooperated this year, and never got up iRto the three digit range, though it was Dusty Times -----~-----------plenty warm. There was bright sun all day, but a steady breeze helped both with the dust and the temperatures. Nowhere near as many folks fell ill from the heat chis year. But the busiest person in the area was the per-son selling snow-cones at the fin-ish line. There were no major changes made by the Competition Review Board, and no serious injuries to report, though a few folks went to the hospital to be checked out. SCORE takes a well-deserved summer break now, and the next race doesn't happen until Sep-· tember 26-28, when the third annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge draws the racers to the Nevada desert. Check the calen-dar section of the Dusty Times carefully for changes in SCORE's 1998 calendar, which will begin its year in Laughlin in January, then go to San Felipe, and then Ryan Thomas ran second in Protruck for the first two laps, took the lea,d on lap 3 and went on to win at Barstow. Marc Stein took the lead on lap 2 in Stock Full Class and the big Ford finished the race with over a six minute lead. · Greg Foutz led Stock Mini the entire race, taking a close first place in a hotly contested race at the Fireworks in July. September 1997 the Baja 500, the Fireworks in July, the Primm race in the fall and finish with the Baja 1000 for a slimmed down six-race series. SCORE flRE\VORKS 250 BARSTOW. CA JULY 11 - 12. 1997 Ol·FICIAI. Rl:SUL."1 S POSITION,AR# () A CLASS Dill VER/CO-DRIVER VEHICLE Trophy Truck - Unlimited Trucks - 8 starters. 5 linishcrs 18 I 3 13rian Coals 20 11 Ivan Stewart 22 .1 19 Ed & Tim llcrbsl 49 4 41 Curl LcDuc (John Kcarnc)") h 7 5 72 Jc(T Lewis Class I Pro -Unlimited cars - 22 starters. I I finishers Chevrolet Toyula Ford Jeep Chevrolet 1 1 103 Troy Herbst '97 11.1,kc Smith 2 2 11 S Kory St.:hcclc1/B J Ri..::h,ll"dson June(, 1 IO Ronny Wilson/Lee Pall en Jimcn 4 4 1 I 8 Mark Post/Jerry Whelchel Riviera <, 5 1 ~O Randy & Rick Wilson Jimco Class 1-2/1600 Pro - I & 2 scat cars limited 10 I 600ecs - 23 starters. 13 tinishcrs :!3 I 1607 Rick Paquc11c/Il,ad ~laurcr Jimco 24 :! 1606 Craig Forrest Mirage 27 1610 Dale & Darren Ebberts Ncth/Chcno1>1h :!8 4 1601 Frank Rusich 29 5 1615 Darnen Jefferies \(lass 3 Pro - 4X4 trncks. short \\ hcclbasc - 1 stc1rtcrs. 2 lini,;hcrs ( required to run only three laps) 79 I J02 Darren Skilton <JO :! JOO T,,dd & Jim Gatrell Class 5 Pro - Unlimited Daja 13ugs - 9 starters. 5 linishcrs 26 1 503 George Seeley _1 J 2 5112 Michael Nix/Brian Dague 40 505 Dave Baeskens/Gary Uatcs 46 4 501 Tom Brown/Doug Caliman 62 5 519 Dave & Jerry Cua · ·1.tss 5/1600 i'ro - Limited Baja Bugs - 7 starters. 5 finishers 42 I 550 Tom Dinfield/Alan Cook 4 7 2 5 51 Danny & Hector Ledezma SJ 554 Carlos & Gerardo lribc 59 4 579 Ernie & Larry Negrete Iii 5 551 Jack Zan'dbergen/ Robert ~1oorc Class 7 Pro - Mini or mid-sized pickups - 5 starters, 3 finishers I I I 700 Larry Rocseler 5 7 2 703 Damien Mavis/ Pat Arnold 64 702 Robert Land/Drian Cavill Jimco Jimco Kia Chevy 13lazer Seeley Special Tubular Co.nccpts 13aja Bug Baja Bug Baja Dug Cook"n \WDug VWBug VW13ug VW Dug Chevrolet Chevrolet ford Class 7S Pro - stock mini or mid-sized pickups - 6 starters. 2 tinishcrs 5.4 I 722" Brady I lclm/Bob Graham Toyota 68 2 721 Don McCarthy Ford Class 8 Pro - two \\ heel <lrivc utility vehicles - 5 starters, 4 finishers 5 I 80 I Dave \Vcsthcm Chevrolet 8 2 804 Brian Collins Chevrolet 15 3 800 Dave Ashley/Dan Smith Ford 4.1 4 805 Dale White Chevrolet r!ass 9 Pro - I & 2 scat cars. I 00" wheelbase, I 600ccs - 8 starters, 5 linishcrs 48 52 58 2 3 945 Greg Anderson/Jimmy I look 944 Jimmy Messick/ Andrew Lindquist 949 l.obsam & Eli Y cc 6.1 4 94(, Brian Sallec/Ilobby Wallace 66 . 5 902 Chuck Hovey/Martin Christensen Class IO Pro - I & 2 scat cars, I 650ccs - 7 starters. 5 linishcrs Randy Fortune M&T Tubular Design Chcnowth Jirnco TIME 5.44 50 5 50.02 5 56 09 7 54.58 9 31 45 4 SJ JQ · 5 05 IJ 5.14 19 5: 16 42 5 25 07 5 57·4) 5:57 50 6:06·20 6.08 47 6 16. 13 c, 16 45 8 l'J 00 6.03 49 6: 17.53 7 03 .18 7:49.°J0 9:04.46 7.06.28 7:5245· 8: 13·03 9:01.40 9.04.12 5.35:26 S.Jl:39 9.-15: 12 8: 13.34 9 34: 13 5.20.10 5:32·20 5.4 I ·37 7.09·56 7.52 58 8 03.38 8 43.18 9 06 52 9.29.08 7 I 1048 SteveThompson/Wa}11e Lugo Jimco 5:31:08 9 3 1003 Rod Muller/Mike Halliday Jimco 5:32:33 14 3 1006 John Phillips Jimco 5:39:40 32 4 1004 Lany Bolin Accco 6.22.37 Class SL Pro -SCORE Lites. VW based suspension, 1776 & I 835ccs -11 starters, 6 finishers 12 I 1209 Danny Anderson ' Mirage 5.H :37 21 2 1201 Ty Godde 'Mirage 5:51·53 · 34 3 1207 David Callaway/John Holmes 6.38 05 45 4 1249 Kevin McGillivray/Jim Greenway ChenoMh 7· 35.20 51 5 1208 Tom Ridings Mirage 7:58·09 Class 11 Pro - Stock VW Production Sedans - 2 starters. I finisher ( required to run only 3 laps) 87 1 I 149 lloracio & Ramon Pereyra VW 8 03: 10 Class PT - Protrucks - 7 starters, 6 finishers IO I 205 Ryan Thomas Dodge 19 2 272 Jc!Tlloskins 25 3 280 Chuck llarrisiStcve Krieger Chevrolet 33 4 210 Rick Johnsorl Ford 36 5 270 Scoll Steinberger Ford Class Stock Full Pro - Stock full si,cd trucks - 3 starters. 2 finishers (required lo run onlv J laos) 77 I 862 Marc Stein Ford 78 2 877 Robert Hayley/Steve Olligcs ford Class Stock Mini Pro -Stock mini and mid-sized trucks - 5 starters. 4 finishers (Required to run only 3 laps) 74 I 761 Greg Fout~ Ford 75 2 760 Steve Williams Forti 88 3 764 Rob Reincrtson Ford 89 4 763 Leo Brown/M1kc Homer Forti Sportsman Cla5,;;cs - various-. 6 stai:tcrs; (J finishers \\'cathrr very v,,,~1111 breezy Total Starters· 127 Total firnshcrs 79 • ' Course· 62 miles - 4 laps required (except cl~sscs 3, S~I. SF. & 11 which ran J laps) 5 33 48 5.48.47 5 59.28 t(,_28.22 6 43 52 6.02 18 6:09.07 5:56 38 5 58 04 8 07·49 8, 17.5 I Page 27

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Trophy Truck driver Ed Herbst had a few problems during the race but Dale Ebberts ran good lap times during the race but was only able to Dave Matsui comes from Japan to run the SCORE races and at the managed to pick up a third place finish in Trophy Truck. grab third place in Class 1/2-1600. Fireworks, Dave and his crew finished well in 1/2-1600. Dave Baeskins had some problems throughout the day but did finish The lribe clan had an absolutely horrible second lap, but they charged Lobsam Yee is competing mightily for the Class 9 championship and third in Class 5, but it was a long day. on and were able to salvage third place in 5-1600. he finished a good third in class at the Fireworks 250. John Pliillips lands the Toyota powered machine on the way to a third David Callaway led the SCORE Lite class after lap one, had a-bad Kevin McGillivray and Jim Greenway had a ton of problems on the place in Class 1 o and the SCORE Fireworks in July. · · second lap and it cost dearly, finishing a long third in class. third lap, had a long, long day but still grabbed fourth in SCORE Lites. Victor Barajas had a horrible second lap, very very long and he retired Rick Johnson had some major problems on the second lap in his Steve Williams chased first place in Stock Mini all day but couldn't at the end of lap 2, looking forward to the Laughlin race. Ford Protruck and ended up in the fourth position for the day. catch up and took second in class, a minute and change in arrears. David Van Ness was the winner in 5-1600 Sportsman Class, turning Marc Cline ran his big Chevy in Sportsman Class 8, had a terribly Don Steves ran in Class 9 Sportsman and was the only Sportsman to some quick laps on the Barstow course in July. long first lap and then retired from the contest, problems unknown. complete all 3 laps and gets our pat on the back as a real winner. Page 28 September 1997 Dusty Times

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1997 FIA RALLY ARGENTINA Makinen. Wins Again By Martin Holmes Photos: Martin Holmes & Maurice Selden Tommi Makinen powers/ides around a corner in Argentina in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution on his way to yet another win on the World Rally circuit. Well, Tommi has done it again! Makinen the Fin lander has won his third rally of the season, his sec-ond successive Argentine Rally and has now a six point lead on Colin McRae "in the Drivers World Championship. Makinen won by just a bit over a minute, sixty one seconds to be exact. Showing no real effect of his horrendous crash Winner: Parker in Corsica earlier in the month he performed in good fashion, taking the rally lead on the fourth stage and remaining there for.the rest of the event. He consolidated his lead on the rough stages on the second day. Kenneth Eriksson finished in third place, he too running well after his serious accident in Cor-sica and in Argentina he helped San Felipe Barstow -Subaru move further into the lead in Manufacturers World Champi-onship points. Also, SEAT won the W2L category and Gustavo Trelles moved even further ahead in Group N. Makinen arrived in Argentina with a lead of only two points in rhe Drivers Championship, he also had ream backup with another .. Mitsubishi, driven by Richard Burns and they were _anticipating a good fight with the teams of Subaru and Ford. Subaru is the big time leader in marque points and with McRae and Eriksson finish-ing second and third, Subaru is putting a lock on the champion-ship for this year. After two winter events, two asphalt events and two qualifying rounds on gravel, the Argentine rally _was yer. another gravel stage rally, tires once again being a prime factor. Of note here in Argentina was the entry of Didier Auriol, appear-ing in an independent Toyota Celica GT-Four, preparing for the return of the Toyota ream later this year, and, driving a Ford Team Es-cort WRCar was Juha Kankkunen, replacing Armin Schwarz, Juha's last appearance being at the '96 1 000 Lakes Rally. T he Argentine rally presents a few special challenges to the driv-ers, first, the elevation; chis rally is run at extremely high elevations, and there a great loss of engine power in the rarefied air so the teams must finely tµne their en-gines to keep as much horsepower under the hoods as possible, and, the other challenge is, even though the stages are all run on gravel, there are two types of gravel, sandy and rocky, making tire selection a lot of fun, and the one big plus is that all the stages would be run in daylight. Leg 1 consisted of eight' gravel stages, 151 kms in length and would all be run in daylight. The first stage was 30 minutes late start-ing because the FIA Safety Del-egate delayed the start until spec-·-), · •· \_ • X tators on the first stage coul_d be moved to "Safer" viewing areas, and the second Stllge was also de-layed for the same reason and by days end the rally was running and hour and a half behind schedule. Once they got going there was some very close competition at the front of the pack. Tommi Makinen slowly pulled away from the pack with his teammate Richard Burns right behind and by stage 5 Carlos Sainz was into second place, then Colin McRae passed Sainz for the second spot. Ford was having a major problem however as the front airdam on both .Escorts · (Sainz and Kankkunen) was de-taching from the body, due to the numerous high speed water cross-ings and, Ford havi ng no spares available until the next morning, the cars went into the Pare Ferme sans airdams. Sainz said that the missing panels didn't seem to make much difference in the handling of the car. Kankkunen was the leader after the first stage, while Auriol had broken a driveshaft on stage I and by the end of stage 3 he was more than two minutes behind. McRae finished the day eight sec-onds behind the leader while Eriks-son was completely unhappy with the setup on his car and was not looking forward to the narrower rougher stages on leg 2. In W2L the battles were fierce. Skoda, SEAT and Renault all led at one time or another but the fast-est driver was Harri Rovanpera in the SEAT Ibiza Kit Car. Pavel Sib-era rolled his Skoda on stage 5 but stayed in with a minimum loss of time. Oriol Gomez in rhe second SEAT car was having a grand time, ,_ ✓Big BBQ . . ✓Race Trucks on Display ✓Prerunners ✓Brand · New Race· .t" ~- . . ~-~ ,· :,} ·'/ .. --Donohoe Racing Enterprises □ 2831 E. White Star Unit H □ Anaheim, CA 92806 Dusty Times September 1997 Page 29

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Come pay your respects to one of the greatest 12 ''The Racers Rae the 28th Annual Gold Jean Calvin lle111orl1 Entry forms for pre-registration are available from SNORE. Contact Joe Ross c/ o Tate & Snyder Architects, 709 Valle Verde Court, Henderson, NV Tel. 702-456-3000 for forms. Entry fees/ deposits are not refundable. However, if notification is made to SNORE prior to race registration that you cannot compete in the event, fees may be transferred to another SNORE race within the same calendar year. There is a $10.00 fee on all returned checks. Express Registration will take place at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino on Friday, September 26th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This time will be reserved for those entries that are paid in full and require no changes or additions to the entry form. All pre-registration entry forms need to be received by SNORE no later than Monday, September 15th, 1997. Any received after this date are not considered eligible for · "Express Registration". Registration will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Friday, September 26th. Technical Inspection & Contin-gency will be held on Friday, September 26th at-the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Barbecue will be held at Paradise Park, in Las Vegas, Saturday, Septemeber 20th starting at 5:00 pm. Prices are $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for ages 3-12, and under 3 is free. Please call and and make reserva-tions for your team at (702) 391-3173 Drawing for starting positions will be held Saturday, .September 20th at the Barbecue. Fun Run will be held at the Start/Finish Line 3 miles south of Jean, NV Saturday, September 20th at 9:00 am. This will be a controlled speed, one lap only, fun run. You· must leave with the group at 9:00 am. there is no other pre-running allowed! Mandatory Drivers Meeting will be held at the Start/Finish Line Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 am SHARP! Race Starts at 10:00 am SHARP!!! The Course is 250 miles total (approxi-mately 62 miles per lap) Class l/2-Unlim-ited, l/2-1600, 5-Unlimited, & Class 10 will run 4 laps. Class 5-1600, Class 9, Heavy Metal, Mini Metal, Sportsman Truck, & Sportsman Buggy will run 3 laps, Class 11 will run 2 laps. September 26-28, 1 Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, September 28th ,10:00 am at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Hotels & Motels are near by here are some names and reservation hotlines: SNORE'S Prefered Hotel The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino 4000 West Flamingo Road 800-331-5334 Vacation Village 6711 Las Vegas Blvd. So. 800-658-5000 Group #G6051 Rio Suite Hotel & Casino 3700 W Flamingo Road 702-252-7777 Primmadonna Casino Resorts Stateline, NV 702-386-7867 Gold Strike Hotel & Gambling Hall Jean, Nevada 702-477-5000

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tdies in racing, Jean Calvin, in what she dubbed 1'' ' ' ·997, Jeai, ·1evalf a . 2 0 0 0 to 1st place overall !!! . . 2 0 0 0 to 1st in Class 1/ Z-1600 with 10 car class 15 0 0 to 1st in Class. 9 with 10 car class $1500.00 guaranteed ,nini,nu,n Durse to the first place finishers in Class 1/2-Unlimited, 5-Unlimited, Class 10, Fleavy Metal, and Mini Metal with a 10 car Minimum class! . · $100·0.oo guaranteed ,nini,nu,n purse to the first place finisher in Class 5-1600 with a 10 car minimum class! ~500.00 additio.,al bo.,us to first i" Classes Mi"i Metal a"d Heavy Metal!!!

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Sainz didn't fare too well with the water crossings, his air dam leaving Gabriel Raies in the Renault Clio Williams made it through 19 stages for parts unknown and he later retired with engine problems. before engine problems put him on the sidelines. Roberto Sanchez with Edgardo Galindo set up for a right hander in Argentina, making their way to a nice eleventh overall and second GpN. Carlos rougher 16 and by the time he was able to start, but by stage 21 he was 16 Makinen is looking good to re-r o a d s jury rig it and finish the stage he seconds ahead of the Skoda. The tain his world title. He has already than had was time barred. Toyota was not SEAT Ibiza Kit Cars finished won more rallies this year than any-been en-doing well either, Auriol lost a eighth and ninth, their first win in one else, and McRae his nearest ri..: even though this was his first gravel countered before. Mitsubishi -driveshaft which cost him five min- 14 months. val has never beaten him. Tommi's rally in seven years while the planned to make great strides in the utes. Raul Sufan's Toyota also had In Group N Gustavo Trelles took car was built to the old rules, defy-Renault of Walter Suriani broke a afternoon, on the two worst stages a broken driveshaft ahd they were his fourth win of the season, also ing predictions that the World driveshafr on stage 1 and retired on the rally. After the fourth stage finding rhat their cars didn't like being the tenth World Champion-Rally Cars would be better, if so, from the fray. · · of the day Makinen still held the the extremely rough roads. ship victory for the Mitsubishi then somebody ought to tell In Group N Manfred Stohl was lead, five seconds and it looked like In W2L Rovanpera led all day. Lancer Evolution in its career. Tommi. having turbocharger problems, wa- another close decision was coming. Gomez spun the SEAT Kit Car, hit ter injestion turned out to be the The weather remained cold and the a bridge and bent the steering. Tri-reason, and Gustavo Trelles was skies were leaden. Makinen fin- ner retired his Skoda before stage leading, being very careful during ished stage 16 with a bent steering 15 with gearbox failure, all the Peu- · the water crossings. arm and a damaged rear lateral geots were retired from the rally T he weather remained seasonal, arm. Burns had retired at the end and fifth through eighth place were cool during the day and down to of stage fifteen, suffering the same all Renault l 8GTX cars. freezing at night and everyo ne damage as Makinen however in In Group N Trelles was being ex-wondered if the officials would let Burns case the parts not only bent, tra careful, avoiding all the big the Fords start in the morning they broke and ended his assault. rocks and protecting his ten minute without all their body parts. McRae was having problems too, lead. Sanchez was up to second in Leg 2 was made up of ten stages, leaky hydraulics and failed power the Subaru, Stohl was moving I 80 kms in length, all gravel. The steering were slowing him down. much more quickly and on the last FIA officials decided the Fords In two stages Makinen's lead over stage of the day got into third could start as every effort was be- McRae went from 26 seconds to place. ing made to resupply the missing 50. Ford was having problems, Leg 3 was four gravel stages and pares and actually the loss of the Sainz was well off the pace and was was 70 kms long. The plan was to airdams certainly was not a help, nearly two minutes behind the run five stages, one in the north of but a hindrance on the rally, so the leaders. Big trouble, Kankkunen the region and the remaining four cars did start. Leg 2 had even had a front strut collapse on stage in the southern part. T here was ~---------------------------•11111. some proble!Ils at the second stage, Guess Who drives Desert Cool? Cooling vest technology by the Whitestone Corp. the organizers announced there were far too many spectators on the stage to be safe, so stage 20 was canceled for. security reasons. Meanwhile some of the teams were having trouble too, halfway through the 21st stage, Sai nz's Ford Escort began to overheat and there was no saving it, he failed to finish the stage and the second Ford was out of the rally. Kenneth Erikkson finished third overall, behind Makinen and McR;,re, and Erikk-son stated he had only third gear on the last stage. In W2L, Gabriel Raies Renault retired wirh engine problems, Go-~ez was chasing P~vel Sibera, be-mg 70 seconds behind at the days There was lots of water crossings and here we see Colin McRae splashing his way through the aqua on his way to a fine second overall in the Subaru lmpreza. Didier Auriol stays just ahead of the dust in the Toyota Celica GT-4, having lots of problems but finishing fifth overall in the Argentine rally. · · custom and otherwise starting at $152 complete 17th R11ly ilrgent1n3 -Cord~ha· •~7 22/24 5.97 Cordoba (RA) WCP. 1·ound 7 World Championship (800)266-5440 Page 32 (1) Tommi MAKINEtf/Seppo HarJanne (J) Colln HcRAE/H1cky Gr.1st J (•I ) J.:enneth ERIKS.SON/St,:dfan Parmar,der •J (8) Harcus Gronholm/T1mo Raut1a1nen 5 ( 7) D1d1er Aur101/Den1s G1raudet 6 (17) Gus:avo Trelles/Jorge Del Buono 7 , ( 10) Raul Sufan/Hart1n Ch ristie 8 (11} Harri Rovanpera/Voltto S1lander 9 (12) Or1")l Gomez/Hare Hart1 10 ( l5J Pav,i!l S1bera/Pet r Gross 16 { 38) Oscar • Fernando Chiarame lo 1 7 { 5 3 ) Ricardo Costanzo/Claud 10 Ocampo 18 (~3) Pa bl o Gavina/Adriana Iriart Urruty September 1997 FIN GB s rm f RvU/ R.~ RA rm ,. CZ RA RA RA H1tsub1sh1 Lancer Evolution Subaru Impreza WRCar Subaru Jmpre~a WRCa r Toyota Ce 11ca GT-Four Toyota Celica GT-Four H1 tsubish1 Lancer Evolut 1.on Toro ta Cel 1ca GT-Four SEAT lbi::a Kit Car SEAT I b1za Kl t Car Skoda Fellci a Kl t Car 16UO Renault 18GTX Renault 18GTX Renault 18GTX points gA P<IHRE (GB) 4h.25m.38 s.• WCR WCD W2 L 10 10 -A PBWRC (GB) 4t,.26m.39s. 6 6 A Pl6WRC (GB) 4h.30m.06s. • A K-AH6361 (OJ 4h.35m.16s. A K-AH8518 (D) 4h.40111. 1 3s . N GG-R73 (0) 4h. 49m.38s. • A K-AH926 (OJ 4h.49m.51s. A B7074TC {El 4h.55m.21s.•• A B4850SJ (E) 4h.58m. 44s.•• -A HBS2l:l-94 (CZ) 4h. 59m.45s.•• -A not r egis t ered 5h.52m.17s.•• -A not registered Sh .54m.54s. • • -A no t register~d Sh ."5'9m.·11t'. •• -10 6 Dusty Times

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BEST IN THE DESERT· MESQUITE TO ELY Danny Anderson Dominates Silver State 300 Photos: Carrera Photography , Danny Anderson, in the always neat looking Mirage was the overall winner at the Silver State 300, running the 297 mile course in six hours, fifty-five minutes. The 1997 Silver State 300, "The Most Scenic Off Road Race In The World" certainly lives up to its name. All of the riders and drivers 1 talked to over that weekend in June all raved about the great race course they traversed for 297 miles, · running through some of the pret-tiest country in the state of Nevada on a welt marked, easy access race , from Mesquite to Ely, Nevada. Casey Folks, the driving force of Best In The Desert Racing Asso-ciation tells me that it takes the better part of a year to layout a cross country race like this, design-ing the course, getting the neces-sary permits from all the govern-mental agencies involved, negoti-ating with various ranchers and property owners, rerouting as nec-essary when permission is denied, and on and on and on. Casey has been promoting off road races for many years, always for motorcycles but a while ago he decided to schedule cars and trucks into his venue and so another portion of the entry was formed and the rest is history. Registration, technical inspec-tion and contingency was held at the Oasis Hotel in Mesquite, Ne-vada, about an hours drive north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. All activities were scheduled between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with all vehicles going to impound after tech. To say that it was hot would be a gross understatement; it was tor-rid and all of the cents on the semi's as well as the portable E-Z Ups were very popular hangouts. A large area in the Oasis hotel was put aside for registration and all the pre-race activities went smoothly PIKE'S I SERVICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING -FRIENDS.~-•-. THANKS! Mobil RE~rrAURANT SERVICE EVERY DAY OPEN 24 HOURS YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESER.T for the 150 entries. The race started some miles out of Mesquite, the bikes and quads starting at 5:30 a.m. and the first car off at 8:45 a.m. There were checkpoints along the route, the last check being the finish line and the riders and drivers would traverse desert and mountain ter-rain, trees becoming more and more abundant as the route con-tinued north and elevations of 9000 feet were crested on the way. The cars and trucks competing comprised eight different classes, starting by class at one minute in-tervals and in spite of the all new course and the ever changing ter-rain the finishing rate was 67%, a very good average. First off the line was Dwight Lunkley in his Ford pickup, reach-ing check 1 in good time but never to be seen again. Kevin Colan was next up in Class 1 but he and his Bunderson never made it to check 1. Not a very good start but it gets better. Third off the line was the Stiles clan, looking for the overall win and in spite of additional stops due to co-driver illness, hitting a tree and shaking himself up a bit, but not hurting the car, Jim and his crew ran the course in-seven hours and twelve minutes, winning Class 1 by about forty five minutes. Kyle Taylor churns up the dirt outside of Caliente, Nevada as he heads to first place in Class 8 and second overall as well. Jim Stiles and the rest of the clan had a good day, taking the Class 1 win and, outside of some combat with a tree had a nice run. Ron Osburn and Rich Fersch were next in class, each driving half the race, losing the alternator and get-ting some help to get them back on the course after going over a small cliff but arriving at the fin-ish just under eight hours in elapsed time for second in Class 1. Class 10 was next up and the brothers Greer made it to check 1 and vanished there. Leaving next was Casey Jones who teamed with Ryan Arciero. Casey is an 18 year old who lives in Ely and was there-for, in a hurry to get home. The two young men ran the Aceco hard but suffered from jetting problems during the day as well as having a few flats and ended up third in Class 10. Next off was the Mirage of Danny Anderson who wasted no time getting to Ely. Danny ran the course in less than seven hours, replaced a broken wheel before check 2, had no other problems and was not only the class winner but the overall buggy/truck winner as well. Nice job! Jim Tucker, Mike McGee and Daniel Goeden drove their brand new Lothringer to a nice second in Class 10, just un-der seven and a half hours running time, hampered along the way by a broken throttle cable and a bro-ken shifter. The next class to leave the start was Class 8 and first off was the ever good looking Jeep of T&J's 4WD Center, making great time through check 5, but then suffer-ing major sheetmetal and mechani-cal problems and was unable to complete the course. Next start was the Chevy of Tom Scahill, making good time to check 1 but never getting to check 2. Third off the line in Class 8 was Kyle Taylor and JP Galloway in their Chevy Pickup, suffering a broken power steering belt, one flat and no other problems to keep them from their first place in class, just over seven hours elapsed time. The Ford Pickup of Eric Heiden was fourth · to leave and although they finished second in Class 8, it was not a good day, Eric added eight quarts of oil on the way and was just glad to fin-ish. Next class to start was 5-1600 and Frank Omboli, with help from Jim Cochran and Bill Snyder at-tacked the 300 mile course and al-though they won the class, they were out there for an awfully long time, most of thei5 troubles occur-ring after check 3 and it was more than eleven hours on the course before they finished. 'Nuf said. Class 7 was next to go and Gary Mecham and Greg Foutz went off to do battle in the Ford Ranger bur never made it to check 3, suffering from problems unknown to your reporter. Joe Kellogg and Ken Sanislo came down from Washing-ton state to contest the Nevada course, but had a-long day, finish-ing second in class but spent over twelve hours getting to Ely. Tracy Rubio and Glen Bohannon were next off and they were determined to win the class and they did, hav-ing problems along the way but finishing in eleven hours and forty eight minutes for the gold medal. Malcolm Vinje had a great day, no flats, but some body damage from close association with some rock formations, and still first in 7S. Class 7S was next and the Ford of Malcolm Vinje ran to check 1 in a dead heat with Dave Winner but pulled away from there on and with Jim Gilchrist shouting com-Page 34 September 1997 Dusty Times

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Jim Tucker ran the brand new car to Ely for a nice second in Class 1 o, Casey Jones and Ryan Arciero ran the big Class 10 Aceco hard all Ron Osburn and Rich Fersch corner hard in the big Raceco, taking having a few small troubles along the way. race long, suffering from jetting problems on the Honda engine. second in Class 1 in spite of an off course excursion. Eric Heiden needed an oil well on the course, adding eight quarts The Toyota of David Winner suffered a few flats and power steering Ken Walters and the Nissan start up yet another hill on the way to Ely. during the race but still got second in Class 8. problems but came in second in Class 7S. Ken suffered a very long day but still got third in 7S. Joe Kellogg got the Ford Ranger to Ely in reasonable time, but not Nick and Russell Pearson were the first 250 Pro riders, on their KTM, quick enough for first place and took second in Class 7 after a long Mark Floyd came from Texas to run the race and he garnered a nice running the 300 miles in six hours and twelve minutes for a fantastic" day. second in Class BS, spending a long time out on the course. -'-s.,..ec_o,----n---=d,----o_v_e---=ra=-/=1. =================== mands and screaming a lot they finished number one in class, Malcolm's only comment being, "Too many trees." Dave Winner and Jerrod Wedell were next in the -::abtech Toyota and they had a bunch of flacs to hamper their day then lost the power steering thirty miles fro m the finish but still took the silver medal in a race well run. Ken Walters and Paul Shaver en-tered their Nissan pickup in 7S bur got noticeably slower from check 2 on although we have no idea of ~ hat their problems were, they did r., ·e rhird in class after a long day. The last class to start was BS and the Hummer of Austin Robison •id Cort Stoskopf took off first in c•arch of the gold medal and they t''ll ir. even rhough they lost rhe , .ir shocks shorrlv off the start, hev carried on wichout them and )k first in clas~ in eight hours and ..:ven minutes elapsed time, not t o bad! Five more Hummers left 1 order in 8S and ail bur one fin-shed. Second one in was driven by 1xreen year old Mark Floyd from idland Texas who had a loooong J\ our on the course but got the ver award for a good run and v,ark was followed in by Chad all, Tom Wamburg and Rod Hali, in that order and ail running close together. Although Dusty Times makes little mention of motorcycles (there are many books covering all that action), we should mention chat the overall bike winner was David Ondas, a twenty four year old from Page 36 Austin Robison ran the Hummer to Ely in just over eight hours, first in BS, the lack of rear shocks just a minor inconvenience. Tracy Rubio and Glen Bohannon, sans rear glass on the Ford had some problems en route but were the Class 7 winners. Huntington Beach riding a Kawa-saki, finishing in six hours and ten minutes, followed closely by Nick Pearson, nineteen years old from • Pioche, Nevada, on a 250 KTM, only two minutes and thirteen sec-onds behind the overall winner This is what's known as "Flyin' Low." These guys do haul ass! Con-grats to all of you. _ September 1997 The Omboli crew ran long and hard to Ely, h{Iving problems after check three but still capturing the gold in 5-1600. The winning open pro Kawasaki of Davin Ondas and Donnie Book covered the long course in six hours and ten minutes for a well ridden first overall. Thus ended the Silver State 300, a great race through the state of Nevada and the very hos-pitable town of Ely waiting to welcome everyone at race end. Next up on the Best In The Desert schedule is Vegas To Reno, September 18 through 21 and you'd best not miss it. _ Dusty Times •

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Rod Mi/lens son, Rhys won his class in the Toyota Supra flying up to Austin Robison corners hard on his way up in the Hummer, setting Paul Choiniere, SCCA National Rally Champion won the Pikes Peak the clouds in 12:59.41, a new record for the class. - the record for the Exhibition Class, 13:47.29, a fairly speedy run. Open Class in 11:56.79 in the Hyundai Tiburon. 75TH CHEVROLET INTERNATIONAL HILL CLINIB Millen Wins, But Mountain Keeps Record Unser Flat Halts M3-Peak1 Truck Attempt on Independence Day, Millen he- Unser's 13 wins. Unser, Robby's roically charged up a course that father, was grand marshal for the had deteriorated significantly and anniversary of the event his family slid his way across the summit fin- has won 37 times. ish line in a near record breaking "My emotions are as high as this time of 10 minutes, 4.54 seconds. Peak right now, and not with good He narrowly missed breaking his thoughts," said the obviously frus-By]. Preston Bradshaw Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. won course record of 10:04.06 traced Unser after his run. "I am - ------------------------------- - ---------which he set in 1994. angry, disappointed and discour-Rod Millen literally flew up the mountain in the Toyota Celica GT in 10:04.54 seconds, missing the record of 10:04.06 which he set in 1994. Great run Rod! CASCADE, Colorado - Rod Millen came to Colorado to be-come the first racer to climb to the I 4,110 foot summit in under 10 minutes. While he did spend the fourth of July driving his purpose built Pennzoil/Toyota ExpressLube Celica GT to the second fastest time ever recorded to win the over-all tide of the 75th Chevrolet Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the mysterious mountain kept man from breaking the elusive barrier. Millen, the New Zealand native who lives in Newport Beach, CA, waited his turn as most of the 232 entries from 38 States, Belgium, Canada, .France, Italy, and Japan went before he rook his turbo charged, four cylinder, 2.1 liter all wheel drive Toyota up the 12.42 mile mostly groomed gravel race course which features 156 turns, no guardrails and ascends nearly 5,000 feet from start to finish. What started as a record setting day for slower divisions running before Millen took his turn to chal-lenge the rugged mountain, ended in minor disappointment as none of the featured divisions established Larry'Ragland in the ultra-quiet Electric Chevy S 10 went up the hill in 15:32.71, a new record for electric vehicles. Dusty Times new records, including Millen's Unlimited Division. When Jeff Zwart broke his own course record in winning the High Performance Showroom Srock 4WD division in his Mobil 1 Por-sche, it appeared that all the sunny and mostly dry weather that lasted durin_g five days of practice and qualifying had set the scene for man and machine to conquer Pikes Peak in record fashion. Especially in Millen's Unlimited division along with the Super Stock Truck, Super Stock Car and Open Wheel divisions. Of particular interest, was the Super Stock Truck division race which included pikes Peak legends Robby Unser (driving for !loger Mears Racing) and Leonard Vahsholtz confronting each other all week like a Holyfield/Tyson heavyweight championship fight or a Colorado/Nebraska football game. But the dry weather and the volume of vehicles which ran the mountain before the big guns served only to loosen up the gravel, creating a slippery surface that im-peded the racers in the later run-ning divisions from breaking any records. As nearly 20,00<\ enthusiastic spectators lined the race course co watch man's attempt to master America's most famous mountain September 1997 "We came here to win and that aged, because Roger Mears and his we did," said Millen, who now has crew overcame all those mechani-six career victories _in the presti- cal problems, the Ford protest and gious 'Race to the Clouds'. "The still gave me a truck to drive that record would have been nice, and was a winner. But 'could of and to break the 10 minute would have should of' don't count in the record been even better, but to run up chis mountain in chis Toyota is such a blast chat it's really hard to de-scribe. The Toyota ran flawlessly and the team worked incredibly hard, but· the course really broke up and got loose by the time we ran. Going over 100 miles an hour on this road can be seriously dan-gerous and while you must take certain chances to win, you never want to be foolish." Radar speeds for Millen's Toyota peaked at 130 · miles per hour on the picnic grounds straightaway. Before the Millen attempt, how-ever, centerscage, or was it center ring, was taken 9y rivals Robby Unser, driving for the third year for Roger Mears Racing, and home-grown Leonard Vahsholtz of nearby Woodland Park, CO. The trash talk, protests, appeals and feuding that goes on berween these two talented racers rivals a high profile Don King professional prizefight. What developed as the year of multiple broken parts, protests, appeals and new truck blues ended in utter frustration for Roger Mears Racing as a mid-race flat right front tire ended Unser's hopes of a' 3-Peak' in RM R's ADT /Chev-rolet S-10 at the historic 75th an-niversary of the nation's second· oldest motorsports event.. Using incredible driving skills and enjoying the great setup the Roger Mears crew developed for race day, Unser still managed a third place finish in the Super Stock Truck division behind arch-nemesis Vahsholtz's Ford Explorer and Bobby Regester, who finished second in the Chevrolet S-10 that produced Unser victories the last two years. Vahsholtz won the divi-sion in a near record time of 11 minutes, 38.99 seconds, Regester was second in 11 :50.5°8 while Unser limped across the finish line in a very respect?-ble 12:30.65. 'Tm in the winner's circle," said Vahsholtz of his 10th Pikes Peak victory. ''I'd like to get around off of that (protests, etc.). As far as I'm concerned, he (Unser) had a bad luck day. Today the lady was nice to me and mean to him. Robby and Bobby are -just as good as I am, I j use had a better race today." Vahsholtz's 10 victories are sec-ond on Pikes Peak only to Bobby book. I feel like I was dancing with the mountain and stepped on it's toes and got stung. The mountain is what beat us today and that's the saddest thing of all." This was the third consecutive year two of America's greatest rac-ing families, the Mears and the Unsers, teamed up for a combined effort at Pikes Peak. The two fami-lies had a combined 42 victories entering the race which featured a record 232 vehicles, competing in cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. Millen's son Rhys claimed his second Pikes Peak victory by driv-ing his Toyota Supra up the moun-tain in the High Performance Showroom Stock 2WD division in a record 12:59.41, breaking his father's record for the division by 22 seconds. Prominent desert racer Larry Ragland of Phoenix, made his Pikes Peak rookie race a memorable one as he drove an electric pow-ered Chevrolet S-10 truck to an elective division record of 15:32.71. Used to driving high-' horsepower V8 Chevy trucks across the Nevada, California and Mexi-can deser-ts, Ragland said the birds on the mountain were louder than his electric truck. Another desert racer on the mountain was Austin Robison. Robison brought the Off Road America Hummer of desert racing legend Rod Hall to the event for the first time and set an exhibition vehicle standard of 13:47.29. In other divisions winners in-cluded five time SCCA national rally champion Paul Choiniere in Pikes Peak Open (11 :56. 79 in a Hyundai Tiburon}. Page 37

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M.D.R. Lu~erne Va1·1ey 300 By Jimmy Messick Photos: Trackside Photo Inc. Craig Dillon took his Lothringer to a first in Class 10 and a first overall at the MOR Lucerne 300, leading his class from the green flag. over l O minutes, setting fast lap of the day at one hour and two min-utes., with an average speed of 47 mph in his Wiks powered Loth-ringer Bug. Rick Johnson and Larry Strohm finished second in class, running very hard all day, bur some longer lap times kept them from the win. Third was Marc DeShane, finishing 21 minutes our of first place but turning some real consistent lap times. Lin Neal wok fourth in class and Stephanie Lozano had a hard day, breaking a torsion finger on lap four bur got in to finish. The non-finishers were Wayne Camarano, Keith Soco and David Shell. Class 700 drew three trucks with Keith Westerfield took the gold in 5-1600 with a trouble free run, turned fast lap for Kevin Davis taking the win in the class and averaged 47 mph for the race. 9:50: 18 with an average speed of The Lucerne Valley 300 drew a Trophy Truck. Steve Houscon was 30.5 mph. James Hall and Tim total of 60 cars. This organization· in fifth having some long lap times. Carrol dropped after two laps but seems to be heading on the right The two non-finishers were Ron set the fast lap for the class in one track with a lot of very happy rac-Osborn who dropped out on lap hour and eight minutes. Mart Tho-ers. The overall winner was Craig four and Mark Post went out after mas retired after one lap. Dillon and Randy Spahr who have lap one. Class 725 had two start and Tim always been the fastest, bur have Class 500 started four cars with Braden cook the win by 40 some had little things keep them from ea! Grabowski raking the class minutes, setting fast lap of 1 :06:56 the win, so it was good to see them win, setting fast lap of 49.05, not on lap three with an average speed take rhe gold. Jeff Quinn finished far off the overall lap. The team of 42.9 mph. Bill Markell had his second overall, serting fast lap of encountered some rocks, causing share of problems including losing the day on lap three in 45 minutes some flats, bur had a good race. a co-driver halfway through a lap. and change. Finishing second, almost two hours These rwo compericors always run Class 200 had a coral of eight back after first lap problems was hard against each ocher, and are a start. Jeff Quinn took the win by a Ron Satter Jr. from Canyon Lake, · lot of fun co watch. . J:,de over one minute, having co CA. The two non-finishers were Class 800 had two start with no scop for a flat tire and Kevin Davis Marty Melendez and Phil finishers bur Pere Blood got in a finished second by less than a McCluskey. 50 minute lap, and Felix Hurtado minute, turning some fast lap times Class 5-1600 had another good also dropped out after three laps. Jeff Quinn led overall for almost the entire race but a miscue on lap 5 dropped him to second overall but he still took the honors in Class 200 and set fast lap for the race. Neal Grabowski had no trouble winning Class 525 at the MOR Lucerne 300, turning a 49 minute fast lap and averaging over 55 mph for the race. Hall and Mandel Richie were sec-their first race in the car. Finishing ond, setting fast lap on lap one for third in class was Vince Leone who the class of one hour and -16 min-ran hard but a broken shock mount utes. kept him from a win. Fourth in Class 900 drew seven cars and class, Paul Mohn and Joel Mohr the winner was -once again Max with Rich Comescock and Jimmy Hamberg and Don Johnson who Messick co-driving. The team ex-have won all but one race this year, perienced two broken ball joints and that's the one they didn't even and getting stuck knee deep in silt, race. They finished six minutes but finished two minutes out of ahead of Barry Roland and rhc third .. Fifth in class was Harry S.N.O.R.E. points leader Ryan Dunne and Warren Messick, who Shank. The team had an ill han-led the first lap but had rwo bro-dling car bur Ryan still managed ken shock mounts, no second gear to pull off fast lap for the class in. and a bad alternator to slow them one hour and three minutes. They down. Poor Roy Smith who·is the had a lot of help from The Pit Shop car owner let these two tear up his and were happy to finish well in car on Saturday while he was pay-and averaging 59.7 mph. Ty Davis showing with eight cars taking the Class 850 also had rwo sr,irr with moved to four wheels this time to green flag and over 62% of them Mike Ismail raking the class win by take third in the 200 class. Mike finishing. It was no surprise to see over one hour in the International Kevin Davis had an absolutely horrible first lap in his Ford pickup but ended up in Giannattasio finished fourth in the Keith Westerfield rake r~h_e_w_i_n_b_y __ S_c_o_u_t_a v_e_r_a-"g'-i_n.ocg_3_7_. 8_ m___,_p_h_.-'-J_i m _ _ _ ,,_-~-s~t~p~la..;;c~e.:;in_~C=la=s=s=l=_a_t=t=h=e=e=n=d=o=f=th=e=_ra ___ c=e=. ==========================-.-Ty Davis shows the spectators how it's done as he runs to third in Kevin Davis literally flew his Chenowth around the course but had to class, fourth overall with some fast times and he averaged just over Rick Johnson had a few slower than usual laps and it cost him, he settle for second in class, third overall at the MOR race. 59 mph for his 6 laps. finished second in 5-1600, but overall he had a fairly decent run. Page 38 September 1997 Dusty Times

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Barry Roland chased first in Class 9 all race long but a few mistakes Gary Price hustles the Meco around the course for a second place in Darnen Jefferies Jed 1/2-1600 for the first five laps but a slightly off the pace sixth lap gave him the silver medal at the MOR Lucerne 300. on the first and third laps gave him the silver medal. Class 10, having mucho troubles on laps two and six. ing Honey Doo's at a concert with his wife. The two non-finishers were Tracy Teston and Ryan Crosby. Class 10 had a total of seven cars start with only four seeing the Checkered Flag. The first car was Craig Dillion and Randy Spahr who had a great day running real hard as usual and setting fast lap for the class averaging 61 mph. Second in class was Gary Price who had a long second lap, finishing almost one hour back. Tom Koch came out to take third, almost two hours back, while Brent Loughran had some long lap times and fin-ished fourth in class, over four hours back. The non-finishers were Mike O 'Donnell and Richard Woods. Class 1600 had a real good showing with 12 cars leaving the line but only half were able to fin-ish. Roger Starkey has really proved to be a hard charger, setting fast lap for the class in 53 minutes and 31 seconds. He finished only a little over a minute ahead of Da-rnen Jefferies with William Jeffer-ies and Jay Eddie co-driving. The team had the lead all day bur a flar on rhe lasr lap kept rhem from ir. The ream was hor after rhe Baja 500 win rhe week before, almost winning here with no prep and that shows a !or for their prep work and Jimco Race cars, Wiks Motors and DJ's Transaxles. Mike Mocaby fin-ished over IO minutes back for third. Fourth was Wes Wisdom having a long third lap, averaging Welder/Generator E\\'171 • -1000 Wall WelderJ(,i;nerator • Honda 11 llP Oil\' Cun1111trc1al • l(~X, watt s or puwt·r • 011 Alert ' Enb,jne • 170 AMP DL iur Welding • Oil Alert . • ~mult.uu .. "lm:. A\ / 1 H ... U!>'. • .-\utomatic IJle · • :,upt·1 q ui, I • IJ,!IUUul! 50 mph. Fifth in class was Marty Seefried who finished almost one hour out of the lead. The non-fin-ishers were Tony Murray, Jorge Zapata, Rick Gamble, Peter Rosenstein, John Kennedy and John Hulsebosch. Class 11 had Bill Swisher who lost a main seal on lap three, Class 1300 had John Jacobson who dropped out on lap one and Class 1200 had two start, with Dennis Pruetr being rhe only finisher and Joel Hutak dropped out on lap one. M.D.R. looks to be the stron-ger of the bunch pulling over 50 cars per race. The next race is on September 5-6 in Lucerne Valley. This will be the only night race of the season and might change some of the standings, racing in the dark. RACER DISCOUNTS .PARTS SHIPPED BY UPS DAILY BILL ROBERTSON + SONS. INC. 1111 BUSINESS FOR OVER 30 YEARS 5626 -Tujunga Blvd., North HoltM>od # HOND A 1 (800) 800-6134 ComerideUJithus. 1 (818) 766-6134 Page 40 September 1997 Tim Braden flies his great looking Ford Pickup to victory in Class 725, averaging almost 43 mph for the race. Max Hanberg never Jets the grass grow under his feet, shown here soaring to a big win in Class 9 with some good lap times at the MOR Lucerne 300. Roger Starkey and his ever handsome Mirage had a real barn burner of a race in 1 I 2-1600, but he took the win at over 54 mph ~vB_!age for the six laps. Dennis Pruett flies high in his Toyota, taking an easy win in Class 1200, averaging almost 39 mph for the event. Dusty Times

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Australian Off Road Championship Round 2 • Goondiwindi 400 Trouble and Strife In Off Road Debacle Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Neville Boyes churns up the dirt on his way to victory in Class 1 in his Hunter Rivmaster, missing the overall win buy just a minute. Paul Simpson was the guy to beat as he flew around the course in record time to his Class 9 and overall victory in the Jimco leading all the way in the trouble plagued race. . ' Graeme Julius was the Class 3, 1200 gold medalist, leading all the way, shown here churning up the ground on his way to victory. In what could only loosely be made to eliminate qualifying and described as a race, the second seed the entire field. There were round of the Australian Off Road many track deviations made due to Championship was plagued by nu-extremely boggy areas of the track. merous disruptions and chaos. The Class 9. The single seater class end result saw the police stop the had Paul Simpson seeded off pole race when a breach of regulations position and to his credit, Simpson saw competitors racing down a made good time around the some-public road that wasn't granted a rimes virgin grounds. In fact his road closure permit. As half rhe first lap of 53.45 minutes ensured field were on their second lap when Simpson of the race vicrory as well the stoppage took place the orga-as the class win. Nor so lucky was nizers could only use the first lap his son, Dion who lost an elec-times as a reference point to award rronic sensor in the identical placings. Jimco/Toyora Y6. Shane Bowen The problems for organizers be- was having trouble with a collapsed gan early in the process when heavy front end but took second in class rain forced the pit area to be relo- and 10th overall. Doug McMillan cared and then the Prologue track was one of many to slide into a was so wet that a decision was deep water hole and become Fabio Zarfati doesn't let any grass grow under his feet, he won Class 8 easily in the Mitsubishi and ended up fifth overall as well. Dusty Times bogged. Eventually McMillan got free and came in third in class. Next in were Gordon Scott and Nev Marshall, both stopping many times to clear their vision around 1600 Class was won by Matt Owen in his Funco and third overall was certainly a great finish for him and his partner Ryan Taylor. THESE ARE THE GEARS USED BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S TOP TRANSAXLE SHOPS. THOUGH SOLD UNDER VARIOUS VENDOR NAMES~ THERE IS ONLY ONE MANUFACTURER OF ULTRA-HIGH-QUALITY 091 & 002 GEARS ---ALB/NS. TO FIND THE RETAILER OR TRANSAXLE SHOP NEAREST YOU, OR TO RECEIVE A BROCHURE OF ALL PHOENIX PRODUCTS NOW A VA/LADLE, CALL US TOLL-FREE. (888) VW GEARS WHOLESALE ONLY NON-U.S. TEL/ FAX September 1997 · (909) 689-4430 · (808) 878-6812 Page 41 , I

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The V6 Karman Ghia of John Hinz slogs through the residue of the torrential rain on the .way to victory in Class 5. -7riiw _,ft._,· - w --•••t: • • C-= • • -----• • w • • ··--M!!M,IJ ff6.IUJff ~ -=--=--= • .., W' - - - -----. ......, Northern California & Neva.da DESERT RACES MAY2~2S&26 300 MILE YERINGTON, NV JUNE2S&29 250 MILE TOP GUN RACES FALLON, NV JULY26&27 250 MILE TWILIGHT RACE TOP GUN RACEWAY AUG. 3a 31 & SEPT. I 225 MILE YERINGTON TO FALLON AND RETURN ENTRY FEES: PRO CLASSES: $400• SO% PAYBACK *$lOOO BONUG TO OVERALL WINNER$* PLUS SPORTSMAN VET AND NOVICE SHORT COURSE RACES SEPTEMPER 27 & 28 PRAIRIE CI'IY SVRA· SACTO,CA OCTOBER 25 & 26 1997 CHAMPIONSHIP RACE PRAIRIE CI'IY SVRA· SACTO,CA ENTRYFEES: PRO CLASSES: $17S• 60% PAYBACK PLUS SPORTSMAN VET AND NOVICE VALLEY OFF ROA!) RAC/NB AGGOCATION 18"33 LOS ROBLES BLVD. SACRAEMTNO, CA Page 42 (916) 925-1702 FAX {916) 925-8'217 WWW.VORAACOM the pace setter and go on to take the class win with an opening lap that placed him 11th overall as well. The •pack was close behind with Eric Whitbread's Toyota grab-bing second with a narrow gap co Geoff Pickering's Mitsubishi Pajero. An even shorter gap was back to Craig McWilliam with Robbie Butler rounding out the five after losing time being yet an-other to hit a tree. Les Siviour plows through the muck in the Nissan Patrol taking the Class 7 victory in a severely shortened Goondiwindi 400. Class 8. The modified 4x4s were expected to do well in the condi-tions and indeed the Fabio Zarfati Mitsubishi, winner of the last race, clocked in fifth overall and leader of the class when the race was stopped. He had aff exhaust come adrift after that though. Grahame Baxter coo was lucky the race went back to the first lap as he suffered a flat tire in the second lap, but he rook second in class, 8th overall in the VS Nissan. With Ken Smith out with motor problems the VS Nissan of Alan Roe grabbed third after bouncing off the odd tree. the muddy circuit . Class 1. Terry Rose was leading the two seater buggy class out; be-ing seeded second overall. However Rose's new V6 Chev Grand Na-tional motor wasn't well and he was possibly the first car to pull out. Also retiring early was Mark Bur-rows with gearbox woes while Brad Zacka also left the lead group with a clutch failure. This made the task easier for Neville Boyes who stormed around the first lap in 54.39 to claim the class win and second overall. Nev Taylor could have been next had he not been penalized for missing the timing markers. That left Rod Brand to grab second in class in his new car. Following him home were Kevin Lee, Wayne Bannan, and John Swinglehurst . Class 2. The 1600 buggies had one of the best mud drivers in Matt Owen and although starting sec-ond behind Bill Buchanan, Owen put in a bl inder opening lap and not onl y won Class 2 but took third overall in 58. 10 in che almost ancienr Funco buggy. Buchanan held onro second in class, edging our Keith Honour, Rod Simpson and Chris Cave who's once im-maculate car was now huric·d un-der inches of mud . Class 3. The 1200 buggy driv-ers were not looking forward to getting around the atrocious con-ditions. Leading the group out would be Graeme Julius and he held that spot while the race was on and took the class win. Chris Hutton was held up while other cars were towed from bog holes and could have upset the result. Hutton however took second only five sec-onds clear of Troy Wahry. Alan Nicoll took fourth place. Class 4. Only two en cries in the VW Baja class and both suffered flat tires. Class leader G reg Campbell found che task difficult because he and his wife navigator could hardly lift the nose piece off the car due ro the extra weight ro get co the spare tire while Kevin Hufscmid didn't actually carry a spare. Campbell cook the win with Hufscmid a long way back at the finish .. Class 5. A good field of eight 2WD vehicles lined up with all in-terest on the debut of the mega dol-lar Holden Commodore of Peter Champion which would now take che award as the best looking car on the circuit. Robert Pagan lead the field away but finished che day stuck in the mud after an earlier coll ision in another mud hole. John Hinz in rhe VG Karman Ghia ser fastest opening lap and rook the class win bur was lucky as he had stopped early on his ~econd lap. Pett.r Champion had used his mas-sive horsepower to charge through September 1997 the mud and took second in class. Steve Hilton had bogged the Fl 50 while Michael Zacka was the other car ro come off second best in the Pagan collision. After some towing the cars of. Paul Hall and Tim Unsted rook third and fourth . Class 6. Only two Challenger buggys faced the daunting task of• tackling the mua. Randall Kilner had .slid off like many others and clouted a tree leaving the way clear for John Wager to run off with the class win, albeit a very wet and muddy win. Class 7. The envy of most were the 4x4s with the windows wound up! Les Siviour's Nissan would be In total only 43 cars slid around the opening lap out of 56 starters. Indeed it was a unique race and one that will be long remembered for all the wrong reasons. Most people were forgiving to the weather re-lated problems but the administra-rive error that brought the race to a halt left many a sour taste for competitors . Rod Brand flies across the turf in his brand new Hk1inx Class 1 Unlimited car, taking the silver medal in class and finished 4th overall as well. Bill Buchanan motors down the trail in his Rivmasta on the way to a fine second place in Class 2 and a 7th overall as well. Grahame Baxter's always neat looking Nissan Patrol was the second place finisher in Class 8 at the troubled Goondiwindi 400, finishing 8th overall to~ Dusty Times

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AUSTRALIAN STADIUM OFF ROAD GRAN PRIX- ROUND 3 High Flying .off Road Hits Newcastle Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Daren Wells was the big winner in the stadium at Newcastle, winning heats two and thFee and taking the class final in the Open Buggy class. The third race of the 1997 Off Road Gran Prix series shook the grounds of the Newcastle Motor-drome like never before. What was probably the best stadium rrack provided some very fast and very close action. Already this year there have been new faces winning the Feature Finals and this race was no exception as Col Jobe won the all-in buggy race and crowd favorite, Richard Bennett ran the big Chev desert truck for the first time this year and came away with a popular win in the Feature Final. Sports Trucks. The biggest field so far, with 10 trucks in practice, but that was down· to nine by heat 1 as the Gavin Mickle truck continued to fail. Heat 1 saw the Mark Manns' Rodeo with absolute perfect gearing and blitzing the field off the line. Manns ·slipped past Wayne Attard and led irncil Bruce Warman put the Mazda on its roof. Manns had to restart from the middle and battled un-til Deon Beattie rolled his Mazda. Paul Wee! had come through to be the leader and af-ter. some great three-wide racing he took the win over team mate John Hederics driving the Kees Wee! truck. Attard came third. Heat 2 and Bennett was off pole. Manns again moved q"uickest off the line and followed Bennett. Hederics was following Wee! ev-erywhere and the pair slipped under Attard. Bennett took the win over Manns and then Wee!; another great race. Heat 3 and Wee! lead away.with Manns close behind. Manns soon came under pressure from Bennett, while Hederics and Anard fought for fourth. Wee! took his second heat win of the night edging out Manns and then Bennett with Hederics rhird having a sensational night considering he flew in with only minutes to spare after winning the Centre Trek 4x4 Rally. The Class Final which is the only race for points, saw Wee! lead with Manns close behind. Attard got under Manns, the lat-. ter spinning out. Hederics then challenged Attard's Dodge for second; the pair leaning on each other, then Attard goes up and over the back of Hederics land-ing back on his wheels, then mounts Hederics again before getting flicked off against the wall ! On the restart Wee! went on to win over Hederics, Manns, Warman, Beattie and Scott Anderson (the new owner of the ex Manns Rodeo). The Feature Final saw Bennett and Robert Knott fix their problems and ma-ke it a nine truck field. Beattie took the lead only to get spun and have a few hit him. Bennett rook the lead spot but had Manns coming through. Wee! rolled all by himself and was out. Manns looked like he had Bennett's measure only to break an output shaft. Bennett held the lead over Hederics, but when Beattie rolled that gap was noth-ing. Two laps to go and Hederics threw everything at-Bennett but the big C hevy put the power down and took the win. Hederics drove his heart out even across the finish line when he rolled across into Manns! Bue still took second, over Attard, Warman, and Anderson. Unlimited Buggies. Another quality field, this time 10 cars. Race favorite Daren Wells, had a low start spot but taking all the limelight was Tasmanian Byron Murfet in the Subaru powered buggy who dominated from start to finish. Following him in were Matt Martin and Paul Styles. Heat 2 saw Glenn Owen ~ff pole and showing how much horsepower he had by pulling wheelstands off the line ! ! Wells came out and went after him, eventually taking the lead through the rough. Wells went on to win with Owen closely hounded by Martin for second. Heat 3 and again it was Wells and Owen fighting it out. Murfet and Martin equally fought out third. In the end it was Wells winning over Owen· and then Murfet. The all important class Final again saw the same group of four run up front. Murfet dropped back allowing Howard Ford to cHallenge Martin for third while Wells and Owen led. The end result was Wells first, and Owen second. Martin followed, over Ford, Styles, Murfet and Klasen. 1600 Buggies. A very closely matched group_ of seven cars that put on some sensational racing. Heat 1 saw Chris Watman pow-ering out to the lead and held on to take the win over Andy Ziems while third was Col Jobe just edging out Bob Graham. Heat 2 and Jobe also was pulling wheelstands and shot off to lead, however as he cleared the big jump he landed sideways with the whole field running into him. He came out OK though but Ja-son Graham was out for the night. Somehow Jobe went back to the front for the restart and kept the lead spot the whole race. Bruce Warman tried everything but settled for second over his bi-ocher, Chris. Heat 3 and the close racing continued with Jobe, Ziems and the Watmans all in close company. Bruce Warman dug a hole landing on the nose bar, but it didn't unsettle him as he pushed Jobe all the way but took second again, Chris Warman again taking third. The Class Final saw Bruce Warman get serious and slip under Jobe for the lead. Jobe then appeared to have gear problems and droppe,d back. Bruce Warman cruised in for a fine win with his younger brother Chris second. Ziems took third over Jobe, Bob Graham, and Mark Medrano. The Feature Final for buggies is a sensational event as all the cars (open & 1600) are thrown in to-geth.:r. In all 12 cars over 14 laps. As expected the field bunched up at the first corner, Wells was seen to get pitched high as they sorted our with Owen leading. Chris Warman spun bur had broken a front shock. Styles blocked the track and on the restart Bob Gra-ham lead. ·Martin pushed on de-spite a flat tire. Murfet got up to second before retiring. Bruce Watman pulled over without electrics. Owen got the lead back but then had Jobe on his tail for lap after lap. Wells was slowly _ coming through. With the white flag ready Jobe had a tire slowly going down but somehow still got under Owen to•take the win. Owen took second and Wells settled for third after coming through some thick traffic. Gra-ham followed over Ziems, Norm Vesey and Martin with just shreds left for a rear tire. Once again Stadium Off Road Racing has justified it's spot as a leading spectator sport. Don't miss Parramatta on May 10. Col Jobe flies high and dominated the 1600 class, winning two heats Bruce Watman was a second place finisher for all the Saturday night Glenn Owen tried hard all night but could never get better thar,·second and the combined buggy final with his new Honda motor. heats but won the 1_600 final after a hard fought battle place, finishing there in all the heats in the Open Buggy Class. Paul Wee/ took the gold in two heats and the class final after some Richard Bennett was the winner in the Feature Final, holding off all John Hedericks took a couple of silver medals at Newcastle, driving '!ery hard driving and some excellent battles. comers in the big Chevy truck to take the truck win. the truck for the first time and even rolled it after the checkered flag. Dusty Times September 1997 Page 43

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Ausilalian Stadun Off Road Gran Prix-Rolnl 4 Shake & Shudder At Sydney Stadium Chris Watman had a wonderful evening at Sydney, winning two heats, the Class Final and the combined buggy feature, shown here soaring to victory. The disappointment of a rain post-poned Stadium Off Road race was short lived when the facing turned our ro be nothing shore of spectacular when the event at Parramatta, Sydney rook place. The stadium Trucks and the two classes of buggies put on fan-tastic racing with a record number of almost dead-heat finishes ever seen. Stadium Trucks. A field of eight rucks were on hand for the crowd fa-·orire category. For the first rime this season the Gavin Mickle, ex-USA l\lelson & Nelson Chev was in form and blasted off the from row of heat 1. The big desert Chev V8 of Richard Bennett came by him though and then two-wheeled most of the pit corner ! He held the lead as Mark Manns slipped into second. Favorite, Paul Wee! pulled our with electrical prob-lems. In the end it was Bennett, Manns, and John Hederics just nip-ping Mickle at the post. The second hear was reverse ro the first so it was Wayne Attard and Scott Anderson leading the pack. Soon it was Ander-son, Wee! and Attard. Bur Wee! took the long way around and grabbed the lead. Attard rolled but landed on his wheels and continued. Mickle pulled up with a broken shock. The end re-sult was Weel, Anderson, and Manns. Heat 3 saw Manns off pole and lead-ing the angry pack behind. Wee! and Bennett were swapping places fighting for second, Anderson pulled up with blower failure. Manns rook the win over Bennett, and Wee!. Bruce - Warman once again just missing out on the rop three in the Mazda. The all important Class Final for poi ms saw Manns and Bennett charge off the from row. Wee! soon slipped his smaller truck under Bennett. Manns was leading when the Rodeo dug in on a corner and went up on two wheels, after almost an eternity the truck rolled over. Wee! took the lead spot then Attard rolled forcing a re-start. Bennett was sitting in second when told he couldn't restart due to a noise level infringement. To say the Chev driver was mad would be an un-derstatement. Warman overheated during the wait and pulled out. Rac-ing resumed and Wee! held the lead over ream mare Hederics. The fight for third was right with Manns, Mickle and Attard. In the end Wee! rook the win over Hederics, Attard coming back in the Dodge and Manns with a torn tire. The Feature Final saw the VW of Michael Newton get swamped on rhe start by Mickle and Bennett-Wee! dug in and rolled a couple of rimes ending upside down. On the restart ir was Mickle, Attard and Bennett. Manns and Hederics were leaning on each other in fourth; the end result being a big tangle and rollover by both. Manns was our. On the restart, Attard, Mickle and Bennett were flat our and three-wide for the lead. Mickle went right up on two wheels getting amongst it. Hederics was our with brake problems. Wee! slipped under Bennett and then flew through the air rubbing Mickle. With one lap to go Attard held on with Wee! coming on. Bennett got past Mickle. At the finish it was Attard just edging our Weel. Bennett put in a big jump to finish third then snapped the steering on the landing. Mickle couldn't make the last lap due to front end damage. Unlimited Buggies. In the first Heat it was Paul Styles leading the charge off the from row. Before long Howard Ford moved up to be on his rail. Byron Murfer sat in a close third. Ford came along side Styles at the finish and what could have been a dead heat was a win for Ford over Styles and Murfet. Heat 2 saw Andrew Ziems rake command. The 1600 driver was in both buggy divisions making up for the non ap-pearance of his Yokohama ream mare Daren Wells who had a prior commit-ment. Anyway Ziems was doing a fine job holding out rhe likes of Ford and Glen Warman driving his brother Bruce's 1600 car. Ziems came off sec-ond best after locking wheels with Ford over the big jwnp. Ford went on for another win over Warman and Ziems just holding out Dave Parsons. Heat 3 and Ford lead Warman until a restart because of a tangle between Ziems and Parsons. Ford still lead bur Ziems went up to him and put the pressure on. Ford rook his third heat win over Ziems and Murfec. The eight lap Class Final saw the two 1600 cars of Ziems and Warman rake control. Ziems extended the lead while Warman was dicing with Ford. Warman pushed too hard and rolled the car. Ziems continued to lead but Ford was closing. Styles moved into third ahead of a close bunch. On the last lap Ford crossed with Ziems, the officials giving another close finish to Ford who won everything he went in. Ziems· was second over Matt Martin finally getting a result. Murfet, Parsons and Styles followed. 1600 Buggies. As usual this group were very closely marched and put on some great racing. Heat 1 saw Chris Warman show he was in top form as he cleared out to win by a huge mar-gin. Following him home were Col Jobe and then Bob Graham. Heat 2 and Jobe took command while Ziems suaight from the Open buggy race was close behind. Jobe and Ziems staged some great racing with the end result being Jobe winning over Ziems with Chris Warman coming through for third. Heat 3 and again Jobe let the Honda power rake him to the lead but Warman was keen to try the high line around rhe sweeper which paid off as he rook the lead. Ziems was keeping Mark Medrano at bay for third. Warman and Jobe crossed the finish side by side; but Warman got the nod: Ziems rook third. The Class Final held over eight laps would be a great race. Joining the fray · was Bruce Warman who was sitting our the hears due to a collarbone injury he had. The race saw Jobe lead over Chris Warman. Jason Graham had come storming through the pack to be in third. Jobe and Warman continued to move away from the group while ir was close for third with Jason Graham, Ziems, and Bob Graham. Bruce Warman was slowing with a unique problem which had water squircing from a pin hole in the radiator straight onto the distributor. Once again Jobe and Chris Waunan battled right to the finish where they soared through the air side by side. The judges giving the win to Warman over Jobe. Ziems carrie through for third with Bob Graham bearing home his son, Jason. The buggy Feature Final takes in both Open and 1600 cars. Off the start and Ziems and Martin had spins. On the restart Styles led Bob Graham. Soon after Graham snuck through to lead, Jobe was coming through and tried an inside line on Styles only to go up and over, bring-ing on another restart. Graham still led but had a determined Chris Warman closing in. Murfet had been a-contender until he had his tire blown by Ford. Warman hacl moved up on Graham and rook the lead. Jobe battled with Marrin for third until Jobe pulled our with electrical woes. Chris Warman who only last year became the first 1600 to win_ a Feature Final repeated the process by taking the checker. Bob Graham fol-lowed; his best result. Matt Martin rook third. Following were Jason Graham Parsons, Ford, Ziems, Styles, and Murfer. Another truly exciting night of the Yokohama Stadium Off Road series. The Stadium competitors now have a rest until October when the show resumes in Adelaide. Howard Ford had it all his way as he won all three heats and the Class Final for a perfect night at Sydney Stadium. Wayne Attard didn 't fare too well in the heats but he sure came through Pav/ Wee/ had a reasonable evening winning one heat, rolling in the in the truck Feature Final, leaping here towards the checkered flag. Feature Final race but came back to take second place. Richard Bennett flew his bvig Chevy VB to a win in heat 1, took third Andrew Ziems had a bunch of secohds and thirds during the heat Col Jobe leans just a bit too far onto Paul Styles and ends up rolling place in the Feature Final to cap off a fairly good evening. races but managed to grab second in the Class final. it, still taking a win and a second in the heats and the Class Final . Page 44. . September 1997 Dusty Times

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Round 5, Michelin PRO Rally Championship Carl Merrill Plays It Right to Win Susquehannock Trail By Paula Gibeault Some events seem to inspire more than the usual share of drama - they are perceived as big-ger, more important, worth pushing the limits to win. Toss in a "retired" champion who pro-duces both incredible perfor-mances and controversy, and you are bound to -have good battles and even better stories. "STPR," the Susquehannock Trail PRO Rally based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, is one of these events. Round five of SCCA's Michelin PRO Rally Championship, it is classy and well-organized, with tons of at-mosphere, history, and stage mileage. As the first full points event in "the East," it attracts all the teams waiting for their chance to join the fray but un-able to compete earlier in West Coast rallies. As usual, a group of us from the West Coast had made the long trip East to pro-rect the points we had earned. This year John Buffum, eleven-time national champion, made one of his rare· appearances as a driver and sent a ripple of anticipation through the Open Class. Would he still be as fast as the last few times he humbled us? J B's car was the Hyundai Elantra that Paul Choiniere and Jeff Becker had driven to the 1996 overall and Open Class championships, winning STPR along the way. Paul was running his riew Tiburon, also sponsored by Hyundai. He must have been wondering how the two cars would compare, although his new vehicle had won two events so far. Tom Grimshaw, fellow rally legend, would co-drive, "just like old times," as Tom said. There was inevitable speculation about any "ce·am orders" for the two Libra Racing entrants - was John just insurance, or might he go for the win? This year's STPR seemed bigger than ever, with 60 cars entered, the largest field in years. From the competitor's viewpoint, it had the feel of a big European event, with all the cars on display before the start around "The Green," ·a grassy, tree-shaded town square. The lo-cals showed up in droves, hand-some T-shirts and event pro-grams were sold, and the Rotary Club held a deep-pit barbecue. Added excitement came from the ESPN 2 cameras, gathering foot-age for the half-hour program to be shown later in the month. ·Photos: Tim McKinney/john WJ-1, ery. First on the road would be Henry Joy and Michael Fennell, in their sharp Mitsubishi Lancer Carl Merrill and Lance Smith showed off for the crowd here, but played it smart fur the rest of the event and their Ford Escort cosworth was first overall. DEIST SEAT BEL TS The greatest name in driver safety equipment. 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There is a higher level of preparation seen in the top cars these days, and the spectators were enjoying a close look at some very fine machin-11324 Norwalk Blvd. santaFe Springs, _CA .90670 310-863-1123 FAX 310-929~1461 Dusty Times September 1997 P'age 45

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The-Hyundai Tiburon of Paul Choiniere and Jeff Becker never got a chance to run head to head with Buffum but overcame a lot to finish Jon Kemp and Gail McGuire ran a perfect and very fast rally and The Henry and Cindy Krolokowski Dodge Shadow took some getting second. ____________ placed their Audi 4000 Quattro in 4th overall, 3rd in Open Class. used to after modifications, but they won the Tioga Divisional event. Cal Landau and Eric Marcus are old hands at this event and never made a mistake, finishing a well deserved 3rd overall, 1st in Production in their Eclipse. Evolution II. Henry was fresh from his first win of the season ar Rim of the World in Califor-nia, and was leading the overall ~nrl Open Class points. He ad-mitted to us that the Pennsylva-nia roads, which are very fast but unforgivingly narrow, had always lJeen intimidating to him. He observed that he hadn't liked them until the year he found he was leading the rally! He planned to push hard, and try to pressure Paul into a second DNF. Carl Merrill and Lance Smith's newly updated Ford Escort Cos-worth, which is very close to World Rally Championship specifications, attracted a lot of attention. Now, at mid-season, the car was sorted out: he had earned two wins, a second, and a fourth in Canada's national se-ries, and in the U.S., an initial DNF then a second at Rim. "I know the only way I'm going to beat Buffum is to find him by the side of the road, so my strategy is to lay back and try to stay in second," Carl said. One of the local favorites was Bruno Kreibich, with Rod Hen-dricksen co-driving, running his twentieth Susquehannock Trail in his 1983 Audi Quattro. Bruno is always fast on these roads and claims he has finished in second place ten times, but has never won! Selcuk Karamanoglu and Tony Lumino's new Eagle Talon would be a real threat if they could get some engine reliability. The '96 Production GT cham-pion, now running in Open Class, finished as high as second overall in recent Canadian events. He always enjoys these stages, and hoped for his first clean run. Mike Whitman and I were looking forward to roads that really suited the suspension of our Open Class Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, after having to grit Page 46 our teeth through two rough Western events, nothing like those the car had been running in England. Mike likes driving the fast STPR roads too, al-though I remembered finding them pretty scary, at first, on our way to a Group 2 win last year. Another team from California, Bill Malik and Farina O'Sullivan in a Volvo 240, were leading the Group 2 points, and were run-ning their first STPR. Pete Lahm of Arizona, with Jimmy Brandt co-driving, was second in the class,_and had brought his Dat-sun 510 to fend off the threats of the very fast Group 2 drivers in the East. One of these, Ger-ald Sweet, had done suspension damage to his Saab 99 in an "off" at the practice stage, but was now ready to run. Eleven teams had entered Group 2. Sam Bryan and Rob Walden of Washington held a one point lead in the Group 5 class with their beautiful, factory supported Saab 900 Turbo, but second place Ralph Kosmides was not joining Sam for the trek East. Sam was fresh from two impres-sive third overall finishes, and with over 300 horsepower could repeat that finish here -but faced nine Eastern teams hungry for the chance to catch up in class points. Each of the production classes had eight cars running. In Pro-duction GT, the Steve Gingras/ Bill Westrick Mitsubishi Eclipse, sponsored by Ace-I I Microwave Popcorn, was second in points and stood to move up since Lee Shadbolt was not running his Impreza at STPR. His primary rivals would be the fellow Eclipses of Cal Landau/Eric Mar-cus, and Chris Czyzio/Eric Carl-son. This years' STPR had four women _driving, one of whom, Gail Truess, was running a newly prepared Mazda 323 GTX. Gail The Toyota Celica of Bruce Newey and Matt Chester had some brake problems but Bruce's consistent driving earned the coveted Group 5 win. is a PPG IndyCar pace car driver tractions we barely had time to and professional driving instruc-enjoy! The first two stages are tor, but would have to get used taken very seriously, as the only to her new car, quite a switch reseeding of the event uses those from the Chevy Citation she had scores. Dust can be a big prob-been campaigning. Originally lem and the rally has been won planning to run in Production or lost based on who got the GT, she and co-driver Ben dust-free first. position on the Greisler were moved into Open road. I was glad Mike was famil- . Class because their car lacked iar with the character of this sec-trim pieces required by the class. tion, used every year because it Standard Production Class is ends in the famous Stony Fork typically lean until the series water crossing, for he planned to moves East, and this year was no push hard, as always, on the first exception. It was nice to see a stage. flashy new Ford Escort ZX2 en-"Stony Crossing" is the fastest tered by Tad Oh take. He and co- stage on the rally, with the win-driver Martin Dapot are very fast ning time of 5 minutes 46 sec-and won the class championship onds, 65.5 mph average speed, in 1995. · set by John Buffum exactly ten STPR generates a lot of excite- years before in his Audi Quattro. ment with a mock stage start in However, it is typical of all the town. Right in the street, under STPR roads. They are very fast a big banner proclaiming Citi-and smooth, but are too narrow zens & Northern Bank as event to see around or let you slide sponsor, the cars are counted wide if you've misjudged. They down and flagged off on the require power to get to the next spectator-lined route -and the corner quickly, and then a split-louder and showier the takeoff second but precise decision on the better the crowd likes it. how much to slow down to make Mike and I decided a bit of pru-that corner safely. There is very dence would be wise for our ax-little margin for error as the les on the pavement, but still had roads are lined with banks, trees, a bit of fun for about_ a block. stumps, even dropoffs. A mistake Alas, the show that Sam Bryan's on these stages usually means Saab 900 gave was slion lived, as major body damage. ~ the car broke a transmission Henry Joy set a phenomenal shaft. The exotic X-Trac trans-time of 5:49, blasting through mission he runs was designed for the water crossing exuberantly at four wheel drive, so channeling the end, to the delight of the the tremendous horsepower into crowd. Incredibly, John Buffum the two front wheels has led to won the stage with the same problems on hard surfaces. time, 5 :46, he had earned in The transit to the first stage is 1987. The next two cars, tied at one of the most pleasant in the 5:75, were Carl and Paul, though series: steeply rolling hills cov- Paul had to contend with a lot ered with thick woods or lush of dust from Selcuk, who hit a farms. Distinctive silos, old bank and bent an A-arm. Selcuk wooden farmhouses with big then lost his turbo on the tran-front porches, even people filing sit, and he once again was forced into a Mennonite church wear-ro retire. Steve Gingras was just ing the Amish looking garb that four seconds slower -it was clear hasn't changed in hundreds of he had a high overall finish in his years - all were interesting dis- sights as well as a class win. We September 1997 were sixth fastest but the car stalled in the water crossing, in spite of our slowing down, and we suffered the indignity of be-ing pulled out by the proficient tow crew stationed there. Even more waterproofing needed! Sev-eral other entrants blew their engines with water in the intake. After a brief service came Stage 2, and here John Buffum turned up the heat and beat Carl Mer-rill by 35 seconds. Steve Gingras was third fastest, so those would be the first three cars after the dinner break reseeding. Alas, bad luck struck a number of teams. Henr.y was trying even harder to beat JB and stay first on the road, and in a rutted corner his Lancer slid very hard into the bank. The whole left side of the car was pushed in and the rear cross member was bent, and to his dis-may the car crabbed badly. John Buffum later commented that he expected to see Henry any time by the side of the road after watching him take off - sideways -on Stage 3, and indeed it took a lot of skill to keep the car on the road and still deliver good stage times. Henry's luck ran out before his ambition did, how-ever, on Stage 4. In a hard left hander the car simply could not turn before the bank closed in (the way they do in Pennsylva-nia!), and the car flipped hard then landed back on its wheels. Henry never missed a beat, charging back up to speed, but the damage·d radiator was losing coolant fast. Incredibly, he fin-ished fourth fastest, but needed to be towed by Cal Landau's Eclipse to the service break as the engine began to overheat. Bill Malik's Volvo began to have transmission problems on Stage 1, but he thought they had fixed the problem at service. Unfortunately the gremlin reap-peared and the car jammed in first gear partway through St·.ige 2. Bill had already dri_ven much of Rim in the same mode, but here the roads were faster and it was time to call it quits. Our run in the Sierra nearly came to a halt as well as we discovered at the stage start that the Cosworth was overheating. We spent twenty minutes cooling the car and de-termined that the fans were not working, then gingerly pro-ceeded through the next three stages wondering about the head gasket. Group 2 team Kurt Theil/ George Thompson rolled on Stage 3 and DNFed. At the mid-afternoon "dinner break" in Wellsboro the rally cars Dusty Times

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. --::::,,,:,:"" jilji~wr-----Chris Havas and Eric Trembly learned the hard way about speeding Always controversial, always blazingly fast, John Buffum and Tom Henry Joy and Michael Fennell had nothing but problems on Stages and O controls but had great stage times in their VW Golf and won Grimshaw, the old masters, easily set the pace until suffering an 2 and 4 and EVERY crew on the rally helped put the Mitsubishi Lancer Group 2. unusual DNF in the Hyundai Elantra. _ba_c_k_to~g_e_th_e_r_a~g_a_in_. ________________ _ again rook up their positions on display along the Green and ev-eryone worked feverishly on their cars. No effort could match the activity around Henry's car, how-ever. This job was too big even for Murray Thomas and the T.A.D. Motorspons crew in the time allotted, but help had ar-rived! It seemed that every ser-vice. crew around was trying to put that car back together - Sam Bryan's crew, WeeGee Smith (Carl Merrill's crew chief), Steve Gingras providing a window net, Mark Evere'tt ... all dove in and did what they could to repair the extensive damage. A new wind-shield was taped in, the front suspension was replaced, and a lot of pounding was done with · big hammers. The cracked rear differential was leaking and a .worry, but Henry was deter-mined to continue. It was an impressive effort by many, very typical of the helpful spirit so of-ten found among teams - as Murray said, "That's what rallying's all about!" The organiz-ers rewarded the crews later with the Woolf/Whitaker Sportsman-ship Award. In Group 5 Reny and Mike Villemure had pushed their surprisingly fast VW Beetle into the lead, ahead of Bruce Newey and Matt Chester's Toyota Celica by 13 seconds. The Mike Hurst/Rob Bohn Porsche 911, usually v,ery quick, had problems on Stages 2 and 4 and was to spend the rest of the rally struggling to catch up. Last year's class champions, Henry and Cindy Krolikowski, had made several off-season modifications to their speedy Dodge Shadow, .and Henry was discovering to his regret that they made the car harder to hand!e. He had decided to take it easy rather than push and crash. In fact we were beginning to see two types of strategies in the event - chose teams chat were pushing as hard as they could and were likely to go off and out in a blaze of glory, and those that were turning in steady,' consistent performances. We listened as John Buffum informed the ESPN 2 camera that at this event, with the excellent competition, it was necessary to go all out if you wanted to win. But who would pay the price by being too ambi-tious? The next several stages began to show us. Stages 5, 6, and 7 were to be run once in the daytime, fol-lowed by a service break, then repeated in the dark. It was worth taking notes ab.out the tricky corn.ers, to read back the Dusty Times second time, so I tackled t9is happily. The route book warned that we would encounter several extremely acute turns onto new roads, uncharacteristic of the rest of the stage;. Mike, for his part, was glad to get another chance • to see what our new car could do, although there was no chance now for a good finish. We had replaced the fans and made the decision to officially stop worry-ing about the head gasket. As we pulled up to the start of Stage 5, there were Henry and Michael walking out of the stage. After all the efforts, the Lancer's differen-tial had leaked out too much fluid and seized - a real shame! If there was any question about John Buffum's speed these days, it was put to rest on Stages 4 through 8, as he simply dusted the field. He said that the Hyun-dai is very different from his '87 mount. It has much less raw horsepower than the Audi - a maximum of 370 hp VS the Quamo's 500 plus -but he found that the Elan tra handled better. At the end of eight stages he had a six and a half minute lead. The service break at Germania marked the end of the Tioga di-visional event, which was won by the Krolikowskis. The area is very unusual -imagine a huge grassy hillside that has been ter-raced into four levels, with a big meeting hall and kitchen at the bottom. A local group was sell-ing homemade meals and the scoring team was hard at work updating the standings. As the reams rolled in we found out chat Carl Merrill had blown a turbo part.way through stage 6 and had barely limpt;d into the time con-trol by his assigned minute. WeeGee jumped to work to re-place it, but Carl was all smiles as he still had a solid hold on sec-ond place and his game plan seemed to be paying off. Alas, Bruno Kreibich had gone wide on a corner on stage 6 and rolled hard while in fifth overall, a rare and disappointing DNF. What was happening to Paul Choiniere? We got a candid re-view of his event: "I was all geared up to try co win the first two stages. But right away I hit Selcuk's dust and lost my concen-tration, and spun out. I knew I needed co get myself together, and I did bu_t then on Stage 2 I caughr Henry! The turbo control valve 'wasn't allowing me co get full boost, either, but I thought, OK, let's just try to get back up co second place. On Stage 5 I got a little excited and put two wheels off on the right side try-ing to make one of those acute turns. I actually turned and drove down the embankment then tried to get a ruri b'ack up on the road. I kept getting high centered until the spectators de-cided co just keep pushing and slide us up onto the road! Now my situation had changed again - we lost seven minutes. I'm not going to go all out or take chances at this point." In Production GT Steve Gin-gras had been driving hard, push-ing the limits and holding on to third overall right behind Carl. By the dinner break he was well over a minute ahead of Cal Lan-dau, and he continued to pull ahead on Stage 5. But on Stage 6 he, too, crossed the fine line be-tween brilliance and disaster. We passed his Eclipse in the ditch ten miles into the stage, where he had rolled hard and totalled the car. 1'-iow the class belonged to Cal and Eric if they could con-tinue their solid but fast run -they had worked their way up co third overall by the Germania stop, one second ahead of Jon Kemp and Gail McGuire in their Open Class Audi 4000 Quattro. Thanks to the organizers' wise decision co use two minute inter-vals, the dust was only a prob-lem in the occasional corner where cars had braked hard. Mike and I were able co enjoy three clean, fast stages and were rewarded with 'two thirds and a secon_d overall. But our trai1smis-sion had begun ·co make ominous chunking noises first in fifth, then fourth and neutral, and we decided co back off the pace and try to finish. On Stages 6 and 7 Paul Choini·ere had moved up ten. places in spite of being down on boost, and on the next running of the three stages, in the dark, he moved up another six sp-ots, into fourth overall. Pleased with his progress, he and Jeff decided to try to catch Cal Landau and at least nail third place. However, his teammate JB, to everyone's surprise, was spotted by the side of the road a mile from the fin-ish of Stage 11, clearly a DNF. John cold the story later: he had decided co back off on Stages 9 and 10. He felt maybe he was going too slowly to stay sharp, maybe was just tired -but a slight fishtail on one gravelly corner caused him to hie the bank and spin backwards. An oil line broke and hot oil on the turbo ignited. John tried impulsively co put the fire out by driving back up the stage but gave up, pulled over in a wide spot, and dove out to take September 1997 Tad Ohtake and Martin Dapot had a perfect debut in the pretty and spunky Ford . Escort ZX2 and they won Production Class and were 7th overall as well. care of the fire with his extin-ski's Shadow was sixth overall guishers. By then ignition wires and second in Group 5, three had been burned, and they were minutes behind Bruce. stuck there. In Production Class, Tad It.seems that JB always stirs up Ohtake's first event in the brand plenty of controversy when he _ new Ford Escort ZX2 was an un-runs. Earlier he had tried co pass qualified success. He found the Henry Joy on a transit, in dust, car, which has the new two liter and the two cars had made con-ZETEC motor, a lot faster than tact. Carl and Lance were suspi-his old Escort, and he now could cious that John and Tom had left top 100 mph. That, coupled with their doors open on purpose "absolutely no problems" gave when they stopped just co see if him a seventh overall and Pro-they could slow the Escort. duction win. His closest rival, Someone questioned whether the Al Kaumeheiwa/Craig John should have driven back-Sobczak Dodge Neon, was about wards on the ·stage when he hit four minutes back, but was fol-the bank and spun. The gripes lowed closely by the three other are inevitable because John plays class finishers, all in a group! hard and cagey and he DOES Eighth overall were Chris Czyzio know every trick in the book, and Eric Carlson, who won the whether he chooses to use them Finger Lakes Divisional as well. or not. Still, his performance on In Group 2, attrition had stages even now can set new stan-taken a huge toll and only four dards, and it is good to have him cars finished. Chris Havas and throw the gauntlet at the rest of Eric Trembley's VW Golf led the us from time co time. class handily throughout the When the cars arrived back in event a_nd eventually won after Wellsboro, right on schedule, an early charge by Gerald Sweet Carl Merrill was about as happy ended in a DNF. The Golf suf-as a guy could be. 'Tm like the fered a bent front upright hitting Eveready Rabbit!" he laughed. "I a bank on Stage 4, but Pete Pol-played my game and won. John lard, who blew his engine in the gave me the race, but I beat ev-water crossing, not only lent eryone else." He was right, coo Chris the part but insisted on for so many had beaten them-changing it at the dinner break selves. Paul was second, over a and letting him get something to Ill.inure ahead of Cal Landau, eat! Chris had some excellent who had played it safe and en-stage times after that but he sured his Production GT win. learned the penalty for speeding Cal and John Kemp, who fin-on a transit can be nastv - seven ished fourth, drove a textbook and a half minutes at a; 0 Con-perfect STPR - fast but safe, trol knocked him out of the sixth matching consistent driving with overall he would have claimed. a reliable car. Of the 51 national starters, 22 Another solid performance did not finish, so we counted was turned in by Bruce Newey, ourselves lucky, especially since who claimed the Group 5 win we were the· only West Coast and fifth overall. Bruce had some team to complete the tally. We brake problems but still ran brisk agreed that STPR once again and clean, and after trading earned our respect, both from its times with the Villemure's Beetle, demanding roads and from the passed them for good when they high quality of the event, and broke an alternator wire and be-was well worth the long drive. gan losing time. The Krolikow-Page 47

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"The Straight Poop from the Big Wahzoo" FIREWORKS 250 -SCORE once again continued with the long tradition of this 4th of July race in Barstow. And, the fact that this one was a week late probably helped with the turnout (143 entries). On this beautiful Saturday morning, eight Checker entries charged off onto a course that regularly re-. sembles that area on Mars where NASA's off road car has been smashin' into shit. Racin' in Bar-stow during July has never been a sport for the timid or the unpre-pared, as it has always been a hot teeth-grindin' car pounder. Seeley once again won Class 5 . with a good lead. Congratulations, George! (more later). Tom Dittfeld came out of his semi-retirement with a select crew to defend his '96 win at this race. With Alan Cook sharing the drivin'. Daryl chasin', and Reverend Roy ridin' shotgun, it was a gimme! After two laps Tom turned his limited Baja Bug over to Alan with a 22 minute lead. Alan then added to that on the last two laps, crossing the finish line with almost 45 minutes of cush-ion. Congratulations to Tom Dit-tfeld, Alan Cook, and Roy Moore, First Place in Class 5-1600! Jimmy Hook left his Ball Joint_ Special at home this race and co-drove his buddy's Challenger Car. Capr'n Hook was also out there celebrating his 21st birthday. De-Page 48 -spite suffering through some un-expected driver changes and early shock problems they had their Bug running second with less than 20 miles left on the last lap, but still 10 minutes down. But hey, it was Hook's birthday and he was due. And, sure enough, the leader stumbled a bit on the home stretch allowing the team to snatch thee win. Congratulations to Jimmy Hook on his first big victory. First Place, Class 9. Way to go, Dude! Another Checker 'Birthday Boy' out there chargin' through the rocks was Gary Bates, celebrating his 53rd. With his wife Maxine serving as his passenger, Gary split the driving in a friend's Class 5 car and typically pressed the field. in the end, ol' man Bates brought the car home in the money with a fine t~ird place finish. Good run, Pops! Speakin' of tough guys, Bolin was out there soloing this race in his newer Class 10 car. Unfortunately a number of minor problems lim-ited Larry's charge to a fourth place finish. Jim Greenway, in his older Class 10 ride (Class 12), had a number of flats and such that also slowed him to a fourth. Greg Hawks was able ro earn a sixth place with his l /2-600 ride. Good show, guys. And Finally, Kevin Davis once again pulled his new Class 1 buggy out early for another DNF with his on-going personal power steering crisis. ?? Could this actually mean the end for Sprinklerman ?? OR ... will our hero once again be able to squirt back? Stay tuned! Rumor has it that he has now resorted to mountin' one of those Iii' 2-cycle weed eater motors in his engine compartment to drive his power steering pump. Theory being: just give that puppy a pull before the start and then let it run all race. By golly, Kevin, that just might work (?). And now back to Seeley. George is headed towards accomplishing something no other Checker has ever achieved. Despite our Club's rich history of points winning Class 5 drivers, the sofa dude has a shot this year to become the only member ever to win back to back SCORE Class 5 points Champion-ships. But this second year points chase has been a controversial one, as, most of George's competition thinks he's been doin' some seri-ous massaging of ~he class wheel-base rule. After a series of earlier DQs, when his car was measured at over 105 inches in tech, Seeley shortened the car up with limiters on his Front suspension. Plus he started regularly stopping on the· last lap at the last pit before the fin-ish line to c:heck that the limiter straps were still in place and un-damaged. With a big lead at the recent Primm 300, Seeley (suspi-ciously?) stopped at a BFG pit to specifically make a limiter strap change in full view of all the folks at the finish line (They simply re-placed a torn one). Those kinda things, his domination in the class, plus a few Wahzoo comments about Seeley's amazing extendible race car have led his fellow Class 5 drivers to pay George the ultimate back handed compliment, "He's gota be cheatin' to be goin' that fast!" For some of you newer members, this phenomenon is sometimes re-ferred to as the 'Checker Edge'. Dittfeld has it. In tech at this race, AVAILABLE SIZES & RATES: - 1.875" I.D. / 50 to 600 lb. - 2.000" I.D. / 250 to 2200 lb. - 2.250" I.D. / 150 to 4200 lb. - 2.500" I.D. I 85 to 1000 lb. - 3.000" I.D. I 200 to 600 lb. - NASCAR Conventionals. - Special Applications. September 1_997 they tore his engine clear down to look at the crank trying to find out how the hell he was goin~ so fast. That old cry of "Cheatin Check-ers" has historically come from los-ers lookin' for excuses. Sadly, our Class 5 hero gathered up a big chorus of 'Ah Shit' from his Checker buds when he not only failed to mention the Checkers at the Awards, but once again failed to pay his pit fee before the race. Shame on you, George! MEETING MOVE - A con-certed effort is now underway to find a new place to hold our peri-odic Wednesday night meetings. The Club visited a pizza joint out in La Verne one Wednesday night. Big John Hastings has volunteered a vacant building behind his Ace Hardware store in La Canada-Flintridge. Plus, T.O. is out workin' on a couple of other possibilities among his regul'ar haunts in the Valley. The only thing . that's sure at press time is we're gonna move somewhere soon!. This is not to say that the Lamplighter has been a bad spot. It's just that its atmo-sphere is not all that Checker-like. MARTY SEEERIED was re-cently voted into our Brotherhood as a full Checker member. This new Checker races a l /2-600 car and has proved a hard worker in the pits. He also personally and materially contributed while a pro-spective member to the Club's re-cent fence raising trip down to San Felipe. Definitely future officer material. No wonder he sailed right through the dreaded 'secret marble vote'. Welcome aboard Marty! BOB WRIGHT came to us from FAIR with the nicknfiune of 'Big Air'. Naturally, the first con-cern of the guys was whether that handle referred to his proficiency for Jumpin' his Baja or passin' gas. During this prospective's six month probationary period he showed us that he can not only jump, but also win with that 5-1600· car of his. He's also a pretty fair pitter and made a quick change over to the Checker way of doin' things. Congratulations and welcome to our newest Checker. 'Big bad Air' Bob! Attention Pit Teams Send us your tales of triumph or woe and, space permitting, they will be featured within the pages of Dusty Times. Submit your report prior to the 15th of the month for consideration for our next issue. Reports should be mailed to: · DustvTimes 20751 ~arilla Street Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Dusty Times

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1997 International· Off Road Exhibition Text and Photos by Thomas Lieverscheidt The new Toyota Landcruiser was launched last fall in Europe. The J9 is Toyota's answer to the ever popular Mitsubishi Pajero in the customer battle. The Nissan Crewcab pickup has room for 5 people, but cargo capacity is drastically r~duced due to the 4 foot bed length. In April '97 Munich/Germany The !OR opened it's gates for che was again the place to be for Eu-ninth rime. displaying rht· wide ropean Off Road enthusiasts. l •• Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available Barbary Coast Class 2 Two Seater $45,000 Call Dave or Lenny at 702-247-1266 3636 Mead Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-247-1266 Page so spectrum of 4wd cars , trucks and OEM and afrermarket equip-ment. Toyota brought their entire line of 4-wheelers to Munich. Starring with the Funcruiser, -as the RAV 4 is·called in Germany -up to the big J 8 Landcruiser, every Toyo that's officially sold in Germany was on display. Naturally, the new Landcruiser ]9 series drew the biggest inter-est. The ]9 was incroduced last fall in Europe. This SUV, which is called Prado in Japan and Colorado in Britain, is Toyota's answer co the Mitsubishi Pajero. The Toyota is available as a 3-door short wheelbase , or 5-door long wheelbase. Two engines are offered, the 3.4L V-6 gas, or the gutsy 3.0L 1-4 Turbo-Diesel. There's also the choice between two transmissions, a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic and two different trim levels, base and special. Special offers bodyside moldings, 265/75x 15 tires and a few other gimmicks. The Russian Lada Niva is still alive and kicking, thanks to some technical modifications, including two new engines. Ssang Yong from South Korea presented the Korando. This SUV rides on the shorrenend ' chassis from the Musso, which debuted two years ago. The Korando has a very distinctive nose design -there seems to be Ssang Yong's Korando from South Korea is powered by the same license/build Mercedes engines used in the bigger Musso SUV. at least one guy in Korea who likes the Dodge Ram -just look at the photo in chis report. The Korando is offered with a selec-tion of two Diesel Engines of Merzedes-Benz heritage, 2. 9 L with or without Turbocharger. A 3.2L 1-6 gas will be offered I ter as well as a 2.3L 1-4 gas engine. Tranny choices are either 5-speed-manual or 4-speed automatic, Mercedes-Benz naturally. Mercedes introcluced a new The Trax Gurkha from India might be the right truck for those who think a Wrangler TJ is too plush. Its got round headlights and a single gauge on the dash. dOURS M-F 9:00 - 6:00 Sat. 10:00 - 3:00 Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard We are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-3376 Use it to call and inquire about our "Quick Fix" IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fast-Fill" dump cans. Both new products can save you race time. Race Sman-Be Sate 103 Press Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 September 1997 el ectro-hydraulic Soft-Top mechanism for the G-Wagen convertible. The new mechanism offers touch-button convenience and opens or closes the lid within 30 seconds. The old Soft-Top in comparison employed a platoon of Army Corps Engineers for a week and a half -sort of. Also new for the G-Wagen is a 3L Turbo-Diesel mated to a 5-speed auto-box. As with all G-Wagens, the engines and transmissions come from the passenger car line. And here's the problem. Mercedes has two 5-speed auto-matics available. One can take up to 330 Nm of rorque (around 220 lb-ft), the other can take up to 580 Nm (around 390 lb-ft) .With all the modifications in the engine department, the new motor produced 380 N'm of torque. Normally, every engineer goes for the bigger is better prin-ciple and would have thrown in the heavy duty automatic (which actually is from the S-Class) in. But not so Mercedes. To keep the Dusty Times

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costs down, (on a Truck with a $60.000 base price ???) they opted for the light-duty box. To prevent the engine from eating trannies, the onboard computer was recalibrated to lower the torque output to 330 Nm /max. Stupid move, dudes. Thanks to the massive weight of the G-Wagen , performance went down the drain. Imagine rippin' a 454 out of a Suburban and replacing it with the 2.5L out of a Wran-gler!!! Mercedes also brought a model of che new M-Class to Munich. It wasn't the real thing, just a chassis with a tubular cage chat followed the contours of the body. Offical presentation will be done in September on the !AA show in Frankfurt. The M-Class will be offered with four engines in Europe. The base engine is the 2.3L 1-4 from the E-Class. Fur-thermore, there'll be a newly de-veloped 3.2L V-6 and a 4.3L V-8. Those two are the only mills available in the US. For Diesel lovers there is also a new 2.7L 1-5 Turbo diesel. The roof section on this G-Wagen camper opens hydraulically. It offers room for two Action-Mobil from Austria brought this 10 ton MAN Expedition Truck to Munich. The travelers in comfort. vehicle is self contained and can travel around the globe. For the fans of US made trucks, a number of importers displayed their programs. Be it the new Ford Expedition or F-Truck, the new Dodge Dakota or the don't-mess-with-me trucks like the Dodge Ram or the Hum-mer, it was all there. For after-market equipment, the usual bunch came up with suspension systems, add-on accessories from Lund , Bushwacker and Deflecta-~!: ield. Taubenreuther iontroduced the new line of WARN-winches. The Euro-line winches are built according to European Safety specifications, including an elec-tronic cut-off relay that shuts the The big 6x6 MAN belongs to an outfit that does logistics for events like The Dakar or The Optic 2000 A 4WD Mercedes Sprinter sits alongside. winch off, as soon as the maxi-mum load is reached, to prevent overloading che electrical system or, even worse, breaking the cable. Taubenreuther also sells Australian made ARB Airlockers and Bumpers, Old Man Emu suspensions and Safari Turbos for a wide range of Diesel engines. The sector of Expedition-Trucks was represented by com-panies like Unicat, Action-Mobil or Lyndi. Lyndi, from Austria, brought a small camper based on a Mercedes G-Wagen chassis-cab. The roof section is front-hinged and opens up to give full stand-up height on the inside. Closed up, the vehicle is con-tainer shippable and delivers good gas milage, even though less . wind resistance isn't as important Dusty Times THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP UP ON OFF ROAD! SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE JUST $20.00 FOR ONE YEAR, $30.00 FOR TWO YEARS 20751 MARILLA ST., CHATSWORTH, CA 91311 (818) 882-0004 Dusty Times september 1997 The Ssang Yong Musso, big brother to the Korando is from South Korea and also uses engines and trannys licensed from Mercedes Benz. while driving through the desert as a low center of gravity or good weight distribution. On the infield a demonstra-tion crack was sec up . le included ramps, axle twisters and a waterhole. Interested visitors could sign up in a list and were driven over the course in the ve-hicle of their choice by experi-enced drivers. "Boil it, cook it or forget it". That's the motto of Pit Frey. His Off Road Catering Service has eight highly modified MAN Trucks. Pit Frey caters on events like the Transsylvania Trophy and a number of rail yes in north-ern Africa and the south of Eu-rope. They can serve food in the middle of no where to up to 500 people at a time. One of their Trucks is equipped with a special cooler to serve cold drinks re-gardless of outside temperatures. e lildCENZIE"I AIR FU1:R8 • UN • tN-A,JJR8 e YIJlJR OFF-ROMJ SPEC/AUST$! PHONE:(714) 441•1212 FAX:(714) 441-1622 P~RFORMANCE PRODUCTS Zl66 E. ORANGETKlff'E· AVE .• ANAHEM, CA 92806 • .--------------"""""'!"""""'!'""!""'!!'if I ~ i I . J . ~ . ;!;; ~ . • ~ ~ . 4-SPYDER SUPER DIFFS Tl IRS ll1 The, Cast Oiff is back! i ~ • Made from.ductile iron. ! • Utilizes 4-Spiders for added strength. • This 4-Spyder Super Dill comes ·suppplieo ~ with precision-ground pins and block. ~ MCK-0265 . ~ I GreatlY Reduced Price/ • 091 BILLET RACE DIFF ~ Made from 4140 Chromoly. , • Supplied with Billet Cover, pins and block. T21RS All New to the Industry! Economica/lY Priced! • • Ultimate strength/ • Made from ductile Iron. I • Available In 3 different conflguratiOhs. $ 002 CAST 4-SPYDER DIFF MCK-0114-0Q2-15 fa11Hcm~ MCK-0014-002-17 fa11-T<m~ 091 CAST 4-SPYDER DIFF MCK-0114-'0111 Supplied with pins and block. 091 BILLET COVER Ii • i MCK-0101-1 'MCK-0102 Made from 4140 Chromoly. • ~--""""'"l!·,~, ""....,,""""'o""S£ATI1~•.""', .. ~. ""•c•••ame""""'""IJQKTS~••""""1111111111•••AECUNE~1111111110ll.1111.••""FUEL""""'.....,~••""cao"'""••-"'""•,..,111~••~..: Page 51

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• .. I JAMES GANG r RAC! NG PRODUCTS ARLINQTON SHEET MET AL CORP. 13424 tmptrial Hwy. • Santa Fe Sprinp • CA 90670 Complete Race Car Fabrication, Pre Runners, Chase Trucks, Roll Cages, Bumpers, Suspensions, Tube Bending, Aluminum Fabrication, Engine Tuning Crew Chief Don Connors Phone (310) 921-2693 Fax (310) 926-0699 Owner James Hall ----------· JG TRANSWERKS 'Go with a Proven Winner" Desert, Shon Course & Street VW Racing Transmissions Joe Giffin 1509 N. Kraemer, Unit 0 Anaheim, California 92806 JIMCO 10965 HARTLEY RD. ~UITE R SANTEE, CA 92071 (714) 632-1240 OFF ROAD RACE CARS ALUMINUM BODIES FOX SHOCK SERVICE PARTS & ACCESSORIES RACE PREPARATION (619) 562-1743 MIKE JULSON Y•a&MIC GaugtANembli• ,.ON K.■NN• Racer Discounts 809-F N. Lakeview Ave • Placentia, CA 92670 Tel/Fax 714-779-2316 RACE CAR/PRE-RUNNER PREP & FABRICATION CUSTOM TRAILERS £-~(~l:\ Russ Jones Motorsports CUSTOM FABRICATION 138 SANTA FELICIA DRIVE SANTA BARBARA, CA 93117 Shop: (805) 968-1067 Fax: (805) 968-3438 KAL OFFROAD RACING ,.' :; . ,·-_ RACESKINS :;· - ; .,.. FIBERGLASS , . , .. , _,,_. ,, .... ,. , LIGHTWEIGHT ,1,, • '·.-. • • • ·• · _,. - -. · • -Rear Quarter panels ; (~ic;;,:':1,---;_¾ . ff; fl" ~n,,_-·, ."66 -77" BRONCO' S -c.:,c-..~~fj~..V~ls.--':.i_t:.~ KURT LARMEE :t;i ·4' • uf, ~ --- • (805) 238-573} rl'••.,~~, -~ , ''l ,,. ~ . . .-•~ -_;, '·· · · Custom Metal Fabrication 103 Capitol Hill Drive Paso Robles CA. 93446 ---HONDA Power Equipment OUT BOARD ENGINE • GENERATOR SPECIALIST Kawaguchi Honda Corp. 3532 EAST 3RD ST. LOS ANGELES. CA 90063 ART KAWAGUCHI FAX (213) 264-2136 (213) 264-~858 POWER E me ,MS [ . LEE LIN CO TEMPERATURE STRIPS Easy to use, inexpensive & accurate! All strips are self adhesi-,e and labeled in Fahrenheit and Celsius Strips are $2.00 each or $1.75 each over ten. For a FREE brochure or to order, contact: LINCO 13337 E. South St., #344 Cerritos. CA 90701 Phonc/l·a.: (714) 821-6542 LEE MFG. CO. 1 ·1661 PENDLETON STREET SUN VALLEY. CA 91352 {81Si 766-0371 A lull line o! Po..,e• ~leering gear~. pump's ano acca~sorie< for a:-:}' type of racing. 3nd Zyg!,:, ~;!cini:::, REVERSIBLE STBIPS allow constant te,mperature monitor-ing. Ranges from 32' to 194 F. IRREVERSIBLE STRIPS record the maximum temperature reached of the item they are applied to. Ranges from 120• to 555"F. -VISA. --• CUSTOM CHASSIS • RACE PREP • ALUMINUM WORK • WELDING • ROLL CAGES Engineering FABRICATION/RACE PREPARATION 416 FLEElWOOD GLENDORA. CA 91740 818-857-RACE 818-852-8852FAX KENT LOTHRINGER MAGNAFLUX Service Sus;:,ens1on Tr;;n~;,1,ss;on i=n•:ii,,f •JUJ.L!;·y ~ACE CPR CRAC!, CH~c-1<•1~G 818-857-7223 ~~-~ fl, C "'~CING ENGINES · .Assembly-Machine Work-.. Parts , Engine Dyno Fadllty 10722 Kenney Street, Suite C Santee. CA 92071 619-596-0886 619-596-0625F A,'X KenM~ PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS "OFFROAD IS OUR BUSINESS" 236<5 E. Or<!.Ilgethorpe Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806 Tel ('7141 441-1212 Fax171-l) 441-1622 MENDEOLA RACING Volkswagen -Porsche -Hewland OH-Road & Stadium Racing Transmissioos Parts & Service 290 TROCSD . .\LE #l&J CHl'.L-\ \-1STA CA 91910 (il9-691-1000 FA.X 619-691-1324 M IC A ·os METAL s PINNING. l"'Ol"t: ALL INDU:,Tl"t:I~:, CALL 562-928-9838 FAX 562-928-0778 SUNDRY M~TAL CRAFTS V ".-"PED TUBE ~ Jl I ' I , "LANGE:D DISC 6729 Suva St. Be!t Gardens, CA 90201 ACCOUNTING -INCOME TAX• CONSULTING IRS REPRESENTATION MILLER & CANNON Certified Public Accountant SHERYL CANNON. CPA OWNICA 280 5. GLENDORA AYE. SUITE 201 (818) 919-1011 Wll!:•T COVINA. CA 91790 P'AX (818) 919-0211 805-940-5515

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Race Car Chassis Race Car Parts Aluminum bodies 1/2-1600 Motors And Trans · Custom Machine Work & Fabrication Roa(tl B1Uggy S11.11pplly 1 (800)231-8156 2525 E. 16th St. • Yuma, Az. 85365 (.602) 783-6265 • ORC Race Radios Fax: (602) 437-1306 4107 E. Winslow #0 Phoenix, AZ 85040 Paul Sigmundson Office: (602) 437-8164 Mobile: (602) 377-1983 OFF ROAD CHASSIS gn7<.'nee J<t'nfl B UENA PARK. CALIFOR'IIA Complete Off Road Preparation FOR TRUCKS. VANS & MINI TRUCKS PRE-RUN TRUCKS • CUSTO M S US?EP,,:SION AXLE SERVICE • WEL:::11'.G & FABRICATION Bill Montague Est. 1974 (714) 761-9460 OFF-ROAD TRUCK FIBERGLASS -25 Years in the Fibt rglass Business -Builder of 16 Factory Team Truck Bodies -Custom Molds and Repairs Trailer Products Inc. 112 1 N. Buena Vista Hemet, Calif 92543 Ph:909-654-7334 PARKER PUMPER HELMET SJ'l,N SEVAINE W!W SUITE L MIRA LOMA, CA 91752 NICKS a 909-360-5906 COMPANY 909-360-0436 LILILI..I ... JLI .. Ll .. l ,~~(g)'"if~@"lr') SAFETY EQUIPMENT MAXON, MOTOROLA, ROAOMASTER, VERTEX RADIOS BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON HELMETS IN STOCK WIRING FOR RADIO &/ OR INTERCOM STIL1. ONLY S125. 2888 GUl',IDRY i\VE. SIGl',l,\l Hill, CA 90806 310--427-8177 800-869-5636 Jerry Penhall 714 • 650 • 3035 .-Fra cv s c-rfornian "nginee.r· * All Types ol Steel U Alumillum Fallricatioa * Tube Bendiac · * Almainum U Steel W.ldinc * Custom Machine Work * All Types ol Race Cars 58.H W. Flamia&o lld. Lai Vegas, NV 11910:J Bruce Fraley (70%) :Jt.5-90H tf'ARACING ~GASOLINE "100. 110 114 118" rnelllanol & n1tro 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. THEONLYREASONFORNOT ADVERTISING IN DUSTY TIMES IS BECAUSE YOU ALREADY HAVE MORE BUSINESS THAN YOU CAN HANDLE Pr1ci1ian Alloy, 1,/d, r./l. 700 N.E. 117th StrNt ~ ~"' Vancouver, WA 9868S.$ ';Q . ~ Phone ~~S/o ~'/>,~ Fax _360-574-5474 n & 360-S'i6-1109 A High Performance ,;g Race Truck Series "The True Drirer's Class" Tel. 619.449.6252 Fax 619.449.6470 9-119 Ahraham Wav. Ste. B Santee. CA 92071-258-l · I 040 S~uth Main Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028 Fr\\ 760-nJ-2117 1:-M.-\IL bajarace •fi tth com PHONE 760-n3-21 I 7 Fax 714 • 650 • 4721 · 1660 Babcock Bldg. #8 CALL U~ fl\2-~T! _....;:C=o=sla=-M~es=a._CA;:;;.;.;9....;;2=62;;.;..7...__"""'-------_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-::._-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-:::, 1 -800-929-4360 RACE SHOCK R)"""RACING 'l\,,.BHDCKB OFF·ROAD BOGART°'-~ '111""4 , • 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 IF YOU'LL SHOW OFF ... ... WE'LL SHOW LP"I · (714) 722-0491 TEL: (602) 254-0744 FAX: (602) 493-0975 MOBILE: (602) 376-0944 1'11U: PO BOX 2696 COSTA MESA, CA. 92628 RACING TRANSAXLES 1700 EA$r ,\iAIN :iT. !:l CAJON. CA 92021 ,:::i-m; RC'.iE I 1,C 19) 443-2480 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 • WINDOW LffiERll,G • CAR LETTERING • GRAPHICS SQUEAK & MARGIE COATS 5101 Galway Circle • Huntington Beach. CA 92649 (714) 897-0075 • Fax (7141 894-9567

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J ~ s~~&~ &~to-'Uli# e~~ '&it~ 45-4!0#/0~St. 6l9-347-5052 'J,uw. eA 92201 15855 Dell View Rd. El Cajon, California 92021 Steve Spirkoff/Owner 619/561-2913 i ~~-~ [f!J3[f!J30 (213)583-2404 r SANDERS SERVICE, fNC. .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 Indio, CA. ............................ 800-989-3278 Lanca1,,wr, CA ...................... H00-462-9499 Las Vegas, NV ..................... 702-643--9200 Long Beach, CA. .................. 310-432-3946 Oxnard, CA ....................... : .. 805-485-6900 Perris, CA ............................. 800-969-3835 Van Nuys, CA. ...................... 818.-786-8180 Riverside, CA. ...................... 909-877-0226 All other inquiries, contact Sports Racing at P.O. Box 610, Long Beach, CA 90801 310-518-7318 DoN STEVES CHEVROLE1 --"-~"-• C,: ·"•~• ·:: .. .., _,.,. • - , -~"'~t--'¥',_};;'.::Jt1~L _ .. ·0~~:-i7;.~...__~~--:~;;.: S.fc, a.a ::;~,~ 6,•J<t ASK FOR TUCKER Motorsports Director Sales 11< leasing Whittier Blvd. at Harbor Lei Habra, California 90631 (310) 691-6704 (714)521-1102 Fax (310) 691-9396 Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks • Buggies • Pre-Runners (619) 449-9728 F~x (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 ----------IEnt. ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING 31510 223rd Street East Llano, CA 93544 805-261-3202 OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS WEWING • FABRICATKJ/V • Fl.AME CUTTING • FRaVTEfJDS • REAR TRAILINGARMS RACEOfASSIS • PRERUNNERS • FOXRAONGSH:JX 1345DYNAMICS. UN/TD ANAHEIM, C4 92806 LARRY ROSEVEAR PHONE {714} 996-6260 FAX {714} 996-6405 Get the word cut about your business, big or small. · Put your busine55 card in the "GOOD STUFF DIRECTORY" and reach new customen. Good Stuff Directory Ads . are merel)1$fisl.oo per month. Trackside Photo Off-road race photography since 1970 Fidel Gonzales 805-578-34 70 P.O. Box 747, Moorpark, CA 93020 IMC£ TN/INS BY JEFF flELJ)'S . TRfiNSfiXLE ENGINEERING JEFF FIELD 818-998-2739 9833 Deering Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 TRANSMISSIONS WEST Special/zing In High Pert. TransaJtles • vw • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD WE RACE WHAT WE SEU. (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 S. Nonnandie • Torrance. CA 90501 ra.tJ5 • Tech ac1 USTOM EARBOX UILDING 11ce or P/11 • ~ URBD ~BLU~ti:. Racing Gasolines P~ 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 CLEANER SYSTEMS FULL LINE OF POWER STEERING FOR ALL TYPES vf RACING & RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PRODUCTION SHO? (TABS, BRACKE°TS, BODIES, ETC.) BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels, West Coast P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 I Phone: (909) 67 4-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694-7392 -W@/1J ~ fb/iJlii] Performance Camshafts · 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 Road Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication • Transmissions • Parts and Service • Complete Welding Lorenzo Rodriguez ~C PAIK/' (INI' C04TIN6'f7'11.GRAPIIICS* f(JGOG * •~/:Ad MAJNTeNANl'J'., Sf~IIYAf#-:JH!MJNt;•· · '~#ffl MY061B1'Forf'ickl1p~ 0610• o · Dale White Racing 3940 Maranatha Circle Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-871-166/ • 515 So. Vermont, Glendora, CA 91740 • (818) 914-8147 Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Engine Dyno Service Off Road Produc.ts , Front and Rear Tra~ing Nms • Spindles j Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels , .-· 2733 W. Missouri ·Phoenix, AZ. 8501 7 Jack Woods 1 (602) 242-0077 535 East -~,.,,,,.a, Park Anaheim, CA 92802 714-956-9457 _, Classified ... Simply Quality: This Trophy Truck i~ a looker and it works! Ford R":1ger XtraCab Body, Beautiful Fabrication Throughout, 26" Front Tr~vel/28" Rear Travel on Mike Soi ith Bypass Shocks, Chrisman Rear End, 13" Disc Brakes All Around, CNC Billet Calipers, 37" BFG Tires on 17" Ultra Wheels. Parabok built Ford SVO 430 cid V8, dual MSD Ignition System, 650+ HP, Ken Mogi C-6 Race Transmission Reverse Pattern Shifter. All of these things work to-gether to make this the best Ford Trophy Truck for sale. $64,000.00. Baja Brokers Ref #492 (760)723-2117. For Sale: New SCORE legal 5-1600, just completed Lothringer all chromoly, Hatz power, WR Racing tranny, Beard, Yokohama, Centerlines, Mascercrafr, Wrighc Place, YOO, Fuel Safe, KC, Parker Pumper, Fox, Combos, Sway-A-Way, spares, never raced-ready for your stickers, $13,000.00 (714) 505-6 I 73. FOR SALE: Class 1 or 10 A-arm Aceco, Fox, Summers, Russell Wir-ing, YOO, MSD, Ron Davis ra-diator, Lee PS, New paint, floor, complete car, no motorro-r crans, MUST SELL $8,900.00 or besc of-fer. (619) 435-8936. Dusty Times FOR SALE: 5/ 1600: Sway-A-Way, Beard seats, Ty 1 trans (or TY II), Centerlines, BFG, motor incl. Has only 3 races on ic. $3,500.00 Call hn -:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::':::=:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: FOR SALE: Class 11: Sway-A-Way, BFGs, Beard seacs, Bilscein $3,500.00. Call John for Derails, Afternoon and evenings (760) 868-5694. FOR SALE: Chenowth 2 seac A-arm, Summers Floac hubs Flanges 930 or 934.5 Big CNC brakes F&R l 6x3 Bypass and 1 2x3 Aircoil Kusters Fortin R&P, Fuel Cell, Cuscom dash and more, unfin-ished. All new, never run $19,500.00 (520) 747-1566 10am to 2pm or leave message. Roller's For Sale: Single Seac Chenowth Chassis, No Motor/ No Trans., FodFab Front End, Super Scrong, Huge Coil-over Shock Moun cs, Foddril Chromoly Rear Trailing Arms wi th Summer's Bros. Flanges, 40 gallon Fuel Cell, Scac, All Alu-minum Done, 2 Bodies' Baja Brokers Ref #576 Make Offer. AWESOME DEAL: 2 seac '96 Aceco chassis. No Mocor, No Trans., Class 1/10/12, Fod Front End, Drop Spindles, Bilscein Cqil-over Shocks, Bypass Shocks, Char Lyn, Mascercrafc, Simpson, Super Nice, Baja Brokers Ref #585 $19,900.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Great for 10 car, Hew-land DG300 w/930 flanges, prep by Doug Fortin - $3,500.00; 300m axles - 1-30 1/4, 1-30 7/8 $300 for Both; Slipper clutches w/930 Flanges $700.00; 930 c.v.s - 12 each $75.00 each including pol-. ished scars/race cages: 2.7 Porsche w/Weber carbs, Mallory ignition -Venola pistons $3000.00, Summer Bros. hubs - Floater rear $800.00 Call (760) 253-230 I or (760) 256-0454. y, ~-...t· FOR SALE: 1669 JMR 2-seat, Mid-engine, A-arm, Class I or 10. Sway-A-Way internal bypass shocks, Taylor custom seacs w/air lumbar supports, CNC pedals & brakes, 30 gal Fuel Safe, all the best. No expense spared in the de-sign and conscruccion of chis beau-tiful car. $28k fully prepped, less engine & rrans. Call Larry 1-800-547-24 l 4. WANTED: RACE DRIVERS & CO-DRIVERS Show up with your helmet, Drivers suic & waller. We provide the rest! Race a Ford Ranger Class 7S Truck built by "Cure LeDuc" in "Best in the Desert or SCORE' Desert races. Serious Inquiries Only Cost $$$$ (714) 376-8306 or (916) 573-1225. CLASS 7S Ranger: 199 5 Ford Ranger 7S Chromoly used throughout, 2.5L Haul Butt Mo-tor with Deep Sump Oil Pan, Ken Mogi builc C4 Auco Tranny, Full Race 9" Rear End, CNC brakes, Nationals, Fox Shocks, 35 gallon Fuel Cell, Autometer, Completely prepped and ready to go!! $17,900.00 Baja Brokers Ref #366 (760) 723-2117, Outstanding Class 5: Winningest Baja Bug in the Desert. This car is Race Ready wich Spares. Includes Brand New Fae 2. 7L Type 4 Mo-tor, Fresh Fortin/Hewland 5 Speed Tranny. Fox Shocks, Summers 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 100% from ground up. All 'new plumbing, electrical, plus a completly new brake system. Lots of spares. $3,300.00 (702)880-1563. FOR SALE: PROVEN WINNER: Single Seat Class 9, fresh motor-trans-front end $7,500.00, in-cludes trailer, spares etc ... Call Tom Mattingly (760) 949-5020 after 6:00 p.m. FOR SALE: Baja Bug Pre-Runner, 1776cc, Bilsteins, Centerlines, Fuel Cell, Beard Style seats, $1,500.00. (916) 694-2496 Northern California. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in DUSTY TIMES. Classified Advertising race 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 AND 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 IS LIMITED -YOUR AD MAY BE PUT OFF ONE ISSUE IF NOT RECEIVED IN A TIMELY MANNER . Enclosed is $ ____ _ (Send check or money order, no cash) Name---------------------------------~-Address __________________ Phone -----~-------Cicy Scare __ Zip ________ _ Please run ad ____ times Mail to: DUSTY TIMES 20751 Marilla Street Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • September 1997 Page 57

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Top ofThe 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, including spare race motor available. Baja Brokers Ref #584. $40,000.00 (760) 723-2117. 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 win-· ner. Could be made Class 8 legal. $?OK or will consider trade for real estate or!! Ref #489 Contact Baja Brokers ( 760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 91 Ranger front end, Glass fenders/Bed with flared and cut fenders, rear end w/4.11 pre-cision gears, 4-32xl 1.5 all terrains on American Racing 15" wheel. Spare tire, carrier for bed mount. (760) 564-3340 or (760) 779-3862 pgr. FOR SALE: 1996 Ford Ranger Built by Johnny Greaves. All the Good sruffl! $9,000.00 26' Enclosed SS Trailer, Inside finished professionally with Benches and lights, $7,000.00 Call Jon (414) 788-3360. PACKAGE DEAL: Class 8 Ford, 15" Travel front/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, spares included. $35,000.00 and if you are looking for a hauler here's this: 53 FOOT TRAILER: Kentucky Air ride trailer, Luxury transpor-tation, generator, 10,000 lbs, winch, tool boxes, Belly Boxes, Al C 11 0/ l 2V Lighting, air compres-sor, $35,000.00 Baja Brokers #569 (Class 8) Ref #568 (pre-runner), ref#567 trailer 760 723-2117. BJTCHIN' 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 #439 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 2 Seat Class 10 or 12. Fast & Light. Less than 1,000 miles on the car. From 1st built. Fox Shox, floaters, new Charlyn steer-ing. Reduced price $17,500.00 obo. No motor. After 6pm (562) 404-5607 or page (31 0) 669-1254. HE BUMP-STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel OD your suspension with this advallced bump stop system. Th••• Bump Stopa come complete with a mounting system, poly-eurethane end piece and enough valving to get the job done. ECOMICALLY PRICED AT $319.90 PER PAik (INCLUDES MOUNTING HARDWARE AND THE GRADE 8 BOL'I->, •,.;. . SEE YOUR OFF ROAD RACING PARTS SUPPLIER Yarnell Specialties, Inc . 1-520-427-3551 . Page 58 -OR CALL US DIREC-f 102 Crestview P .O. Box84S Yarnell, AZ 85362-084~, FOR SALE: Kathy and Stacy Fay's Ford Ranger. MDRand MORE le-gal stock class, many spares. Call Jim (310) 837-0796 Will send Flyer on request Asking $10,000.00, 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 removable panels, Chromed out, adj peddles, turn brakes, tool boxes. Turn key. George (562) • 930-0617 eves. $4,500.00 OBO. ALL OR PART: 2 Seat Molton Class 1. 3.2 Liter Porsche by Fat, Doug Fortin 5 speed, Fox Rear Shocks, Raceco Rear Out B"oard Summer Arms, Mastercraft, Parker Pumper, PIAA, Radio? Intercom, Fire System, Fodrill Front Suspen-sion, 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 Racing." Kitchen Area, Belly Boxes, Welders and EVERYTHING else you need and it hauls the race car! $22,000 Ref# 554 Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Class 1-10 Pre-run-. ner, 2 seat '86 Raceco, Originally 2-1600 widened 1 0". Wright, Fox, CNC, Ump, Sway-A-Way, Mastercrafr. 10 inches front travel, 15 rear. No motor, c.v.s. Call_ John (619) 337-6108 or 344-2056 nights $4,000.00. FOR SALE: NEW FORD PRE-RUNNER: 2000 Street miles on frame up construction Complete cage, fiberglass panels, 4 link coiled rear suspension w/22" travel, wid-ened front w/18" travel, 351w, c-6 tranny, four wheel disc brakes, Bump shocks each wheel, fuel cell, much more. $30,000.00 invested steal it for $17,500.00 (619) 445-1653. FOR SALE: 1/2-1600 Taylor Chromemoly chassis, Mini perfor-mance motor & trans, car weighs 1,651 lbs, Mich. off road Limited champion. Best of everything -ready to race $7,200.00 minus motor & trans $5,200.00. ALSO: 1600 Long Block engine built by Mini performance $850.00. Any questions Call Tim Lemons at -(810) 954-2729 . September 1997 FOR SALE: 5-1600 Turn Key Racer. All the right scuff. $7,500.00 or will consider trade for Jeep, Motorhome or trailer, John (510) 534-1488. FOR SALE: Class 5 VW sedan, 2180 w/single Weber, Type 4 trans w/Hewland Gears, Mastercraft seats, Fuel cell, KYB all around, Sway-A-Way arms, Full instru-ments. Sanitary. Will send photo on request. $5,500.00 (408) 227-9116 1/m. FOR SALE: 88 Mazda x-tra cab Class 7S '96 #2 truck at FRT desert races. Super deal, Ford 9" Wilwood disc, Cone drive plates, Summers Bros. spool, Richmond 6.00 gears, Flame out, Beards, plates, Diests, Cone ball joints, Fox reservoirs, 10" front 12" rear, many spares $6,000.00 obo (760) 744-1194 . FOR SALE: 1981 Toyota 4x4 comp. orange 12" lift, 40" tires, alum. rims, fresh H.P. 350 Chev, TRW Pistons, Sig Erson com, Offy holley, Custom headers, Turbo 350 trans, Hurst shifter, 9" Ford rear end, 18 Duesh Tech shocks, Am-Fm cassette .and equal $6,500.00 obo ALSO Large variety of used tires and rims, TOM (714) 554-3300 or 530-8807. FOR SALE: Class 8 off road race truck, 1978 Ford F 150, Step-side 400 CU. Inches. Aluminum radia-tor, power steering, C-6 automatic transmission, 4: 11 spool rear end, full roll cage, fiberglass fenders and hood, much aluminum work. Street legal. $9,500.00 (520) 648-1630. LOOKING FOR BAJA I 000 C-Drive: Experienced, reliable driver in search of highly competitive Class I 0, Class 10 Lite or l /2-1600 team for Baja 1000. 2 seat car a must. Will provide tires, race fuel, entry fees , fresh pre-runner and some funding. Serious efforts only. Please call Marty Fiolka (31 0) 433-0510. FAT TYPE 4 MOTOR: 2880cc, Dual Carbs, Dual Alternators, Dual Crank Fire Ignitions by Elec-tromotive, 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 Brokers $8,500.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: 1964 Dodge I ton power wagon. $100,000.00 in-vested, have all receipts - featured many magazines - professionaly built - extremely strong very reli-able and in exc. cond. Too much to. list. Owner is 60, has medical problems and must sell!! Internet WWW.Truck World.Com - Price $24,500.00 Bill (619)679-6585. FOR SALE: Ultimate Budget Off Road 2 Truck or car hauler/shop setup, 28 ft. enclosed 3 axle trailer w/120 ac int lights/wiring, radio/ antenna mts, shelves, tiedowns, vise/grinder stand, 10,500# rating, new paint, bearings, and brakes gd cond w/65 Ford F600 V8 reblt, 4 speed reblt trans. New clutch & lindage, 2 spd rr Runs great gd tires· needs paint $5,199.00 obo (916) 573-1225. Will seperate. FOR SALE: Class 9 single seat. This is a new car with less than 50 miles of testing on it. Suspension Unlimited 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) 266-858!). FOR SALE: 1996 Class 7S Ford Ranger, Gilson-built chassis, alu-minum head, Competition special-ist-built engine, Dana 60 rear end, full floater, Custer Shocks, Fuel Safe cell, many spare parts, includ-ing spare engine. Total package $20,000.00 (920) 864-7215-ask for Tom. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Class 10 Raceco air cooled 1 776 bus 4 speed Hewland gears, Fox Shocks, Fodrill ft end, well maintained, prepped ready to race, $12,000.00 minus motor $10,000.00 obo (209) 486-0280 or (209) 645-5716. BRUSH RUN SERIES TIRE SALE: (13) 16x7.50shaved Yokohama fronts -all new or like new. (14) 15 x 35 x 11.50 Yokohama rears - 4 brand new, 4 like new, 2 good used, 4 well worn. Stiles Racing (707) 374-6814 days (916) 777-5020 nights. SNORE OHIO OFF ROADERS FUDPUCKER RACING SODA CODRA CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA BORE l\,IICHIGAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONTARIO OFF ROAD RACERS CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS SCCA PRO RALLY SERIES COLORADO HILL CLIMB ASSN SUPER SERIES LIMITED CRS LA RA.NA DESERT RACING l\IlD-AMERICA OFF RO . .\D D & T PROMOTIONS SCORE BEST IN THE DESERT WHIPLASH l\·1OTORSPORTS CHECK THE HAPPENINGS FOR THE LOCATION AND DATE AND HELP IF YOU CAN! Dusty Times FOR SALE: '86 GMC registered as motorhome, 24ft box hauler plus living area opens to cab, ac/ de refri., stove, microwave, toilet, holding tanks, 2 AC roof units, lighted storage space below box, ONAN generator, ramps plus wench, much more, $23,000.00 (909) 875-2698. Ex World Class sailboat racers per-verted to Off Road Racing BAJA ONLY, can't/won't go north of Border "Seek" Financial/Technical support. Greedy overzealous women need only send photo to Snarlin' Cholla Race Club, Box 3809, Calexico, CA 92232-3809. l.i...-...:=..r,...:~ FO R SALE: THE BEST CLASS 10 MONEY CAN BUY: '97 Jimco SS Mid-Engine Toyota A-Arm. Only 3 races on this state of the artJimco "turn Key" car. FAT's best 4AG , Fort ins best 5 speed, Kuster bypass shocks, Summers Ere. Me-ticulous attention to derail, pow-der coating, prepped w/spares. Over 70K invested asking $55k serious inquires only. Todd @ (702) 348-7812. EXPERIENCED PARTS!! Lots of 930 Axles, VW Axles, Etc. Fod Fab King Kong Spindles, $500.00, Jimco A-Arm Spindles, $450.00, Spring Plates, $20-$60; Many, Many VW Torsion Bars, $20~$50; Jeff Fields Bus Tranny, $2,800.00; Bus Tranny Core w/Top Mount Bellhousing, $150.00; Aluminum Engine Adapter Plate-Chevy V6 to VW, $75; Uniden Race Radios, $350.00; Oil Coolers, $40-$70; 25"x22" Radiator w/aluminum Shroud, $175; VDO Monster Tach, $30; 6 Stewart Warner Gauges in Aluminum Housing, $140.00; Boxes of Lights, $10-55, Drum Pumps, Heavy Duty, Like new, $50; Empty Flame Out Bortle, $45; 14" Fox Shocks w/res-ervoirs )like new) $160.00; Bilstein Position Sensitive Challenger Rear shocks, $130.0-0, 12" Bilstein w/ Reservoirs $100.00; Limiting straps up the wazoo, $1 O; Class 7 Ranger I-Beams, Radius Arms, Tie Rods, Steering Arm $1000.00; Keith Black 440 cid V8 Dodge Motor, $3,500.00; Auto Fab 15" Travel F-150 2wd Complete kit! $1,200.00, Supertrapl 9" Stainless Steel Muffler, $120.00; Full Race 9" Rear End $3,000.00; Dana 60 Summers Race rear End $1,800.00; Mogi Race C-6 with Torque Converter, $1,200.00; 17" Wheels $100.00; Lots of 35" Tires!! THE SECOND LAP (760) 723-211 7 or Fax us Your list at (760) 723-9938, FOR SALE: '94 Berrien Lazer Short Course 1-1600. SODA le-gal, Fox, Neal, Beard, SAW, RJS. Web-Cam motor built by Jim's Custom, Type II trans built by Jim's. Complete rebuild over win-ter '96. Raced 3 times since. Car is fresh and reliable. $6,000.00 obo. (330) 532-3118. Coming Next Month ... Acropolis Rally Australia - Round 3 and Desert Storm Glen Helen - Round 4 Oregon Trail Rally SNORE NAPA 250 SODA and more SODA Coverage 1st Mainland China Rally ... and much, much more! FOR SALE: New 1650cc rev power Rabbit Race engine, best parts money can buy, Your choice of side draft or down draft carb. Motor is compete with big tube exhaust, alt. Electramotive crank fire ign. Fly wheel and Rabbit ra-diator. $3,600.00 obo Kevin McMullen racing. Home (602) 334-0096 or Beeper (602) 409-2526. FOR SALE: 36' Three axle Goose Neck, elec. brakes on all axles. Alum. sided/follr, wired for 120v/ . l 2v, work benches -entry door on both sides, roll up rear door. Elec. winch. $3,500.00 or trade for 22 axle pull trailer. (209) 369-1203. Index To Advertisers Baja Racing Products ................................. 11 Baker Performance Products ..................... 26 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels........................................ 8 . Best in the Desert ..................•.................... 35 Bilstein Corp of America ..........................•. 21 Crandon International Off Road Raceway . 9 Donahoe Racing Enterprises ...................... 29 Estero Beach Short Course Racing ............ 33 FAT Performance ....................................... 59 Fresh Air Systems ...................................... 23 Fox Racing Shox ......................................... 2 German Auto ............................................... 45 Glen Helen Raceway .................................. 25 Honda of North Hollywood ......................... 40 Hypercoils ................................................... 48 Kawaguchi Honda ....................................... 24 King Shock Tech ......................................... 17 McKenzie Performance Products ......... 22, 51 Mojave Desert Racing ................................ 39 Montreal Olympic Stadium Race ................ 13 M.O.R.E ....................................................... 19 Nevada Off Road Buggy ............................. 14 PCI Race Radios & Equipment .................... 4 Phoenix Gears ............................................ 41 Pike's Family Restaurant ........................... 34 Race Ready Products .................................. 50 Simpson Race Products .............................. 37 SNORE ................................................... 30-31 Sway-A-Way Corp ...................................... 7 Toyota Motorsports ................................... 10 Toyota Motorsports ..................... Back Cover Tri-Mil Industries ........................................ 18 Valley Periormance .................................... 50 VDRRA ........................................................ 42 Weld Racing ................................................ 15 Whitestone Corp ......................................... 32 Yarnell Specialties ...................................... 58 SCORE 1996 ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR! The latest FAT Performers: SCORE Barstow Fireworks 250, July 11-12 Class 5 1st George Seeley (VW Type IV) Class 1/2-1600 1st Rick Paquette/Brad Mauer (VW Type I) SODA Series Point Leaders Class 1-1600 Jason Crowder (VW Type I) Class 2-1600 Jason Crowder (VW Type I) Class 7S John Greaves (Toyota Taooma) Class 9 Aaron Hawley (Toyota 4AG) RAONG ENQNES, TRANSMlSSIONS AND OfFROAD PARrS Send or call for our new catalog $5.00 September 1997 We use I 11conmend ... 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