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1998 Volume 15 Number 1 Dusty Times Magazine

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Volume 1s • Number 1 • January 1998 covering the world of ~ompetition in the dirt ...

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Volume 15 -Number 1 January 1998 DllliJb11n11 Publisher Emeritus Jean Calvin Editor . John Calvin Editorial Assistant Bekki Wikel Controller John Calvin Marketing Pat Caplan . Circulation . Vance Scott Contributors Jim Baker C&C Race Photos Carrera Photography Carol Clark Jim Culp John Elkin Homer Eubanks Michelle Halverson Martin Holmes Ralph Mason Daniel Maimer Jimmy Messick Ron Miller Troy Robinson Bob Rule Wayne Simmons Terry Silbaugh Darryl Smith Judy Smith Trackside Photo Inc. Art Director Larry Worsham &_ .., .. ,(lflt,od....,. Subscription Rates: $20.00 per year, 12 issues, USA, Foreign Subscription rates on request Contributions: DUSTY TIIMES welcomes contributions but is not responsible for such material. Unsolicited -~te-rial will be returned only by request and with a self ad-dressed stamped envelope. Classified Ads: will be published as received, prepaid. DUSTY TIMES assumes no liability for omissions or errors. All ads may be subject to editing. DUSTY TIMES: (ISSN 8750-1732) is published monthly by Hillside Racing Corp., 20751 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408, (818) 882-0004. Copyright by Hill-side Racing Corp. No part of this publication may be reproduced witho_ut written permission from the pub-lisher. Periodical Postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311 and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to DUSTY TIMES, . 20751Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Four weeks notice is required for change of address. Please furnish both old and new ad-dress, and send to DUSTY TIMES, 207 51 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408. As we approach the Christmas holiday and the coming of the new year, we wish all of you the happiest of holidays and a very successful and healthy 1998. Race safely. John, Bekki, Judy, Larry, Pat and all the Dusty Times gang. In This-issue ... FEATURES Page SCORE Tecate Baja 1000 by Judy Smith ................................................................ 10 Rally Sanremo by Martin Holmes ........................................ ..................................... 20 Glen Helen - Round seven' by Ron Miller ............................................................... 22 Australian Stadium Gran Prix by Darryl Smith ...................................................... 28 Whiplash Sonoyta To Rocky Point by Daryl Drake ............................................... 36 Estero Beach Baja International Short Course by John Calvin, Julie Hass and Pat Caplan ............................... 38 Australian Pictoral Salute by Darryl Smith ........................................................ : .... 42 Lake Superior Pro Rally by Tom Buchkoe ............................................................... 44 Prescott Forest National Rally by John Elkin .......................................................... 46 Prescott Forest Divisional Rally by John Elkin ....................................................... 47 Northwest Rally Sprints by Jim Culp ....................................................................... 48 FRT Superstition 250 by Judy Smith ....................................................................... 50 DEPARTMENTS Happenings ........................................... .' ..................................................................... 5 Annual Off Road Competition Calendar ......................................................... 32-33 Trail Notes ................................................................................................................ 43 Soap Box by Terry Silbaugh ...................................................................................... 49 Checkers by The Big Wahzoo ................................................................................... 52 California Rally Series Report by John Elkin ........ : ................................................. 52 FAIR News by Joy Bancroft ...................................................................................... 53 MAG 7 News by Phillip Breedlove ......................................................................... 54 Pony Express by Carl Perez ................................................... : .................................. 55 Good Stuff Directory ................................................................................................ 56 Classified· Ads ................................................................................................ 61,62,63 Index To Advertisers ............................................................................................... 63 ON THE COVER: David Wes them was the big Class 8 _winner at the Baja 1000, piloting the great looking Chevy to a fine win and a second in season points as well. .Doug Fortin took Class 1 at the Baja 1000 by over an hour, and even though besmirched with mud he took the fourth overall position too. Color Photography by Trackside Photo dubscribe 'Joda_y lo DUSTY TIMES THE FASTEST GROWING OFF ROAD MONTHLY IN THE COUNTRY!! □ 1 year -$20.00 □ 2 years -$30.00 □ 3 years -$40.00 (no credit cards please) Take advantage of your subscription bonus ... Free one time classified ad up to 45 words. (See form in Classified section) Name Address City ---------------------'--State ___________ Zip ____ _ _ Send check or money order to: DUSTY TIMES 207 51 Marilla St., Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 Canadian - 1 year $25.00 US ■ Overseas subscription rates upon request DustyryTlmesi January 1998 Page 3

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1998 Happenings .. ; (802) 265-8618 CLAIRTON HI-JACKERS l.C.O. Tom Delauder Sr 1091 Twp. Line Road Wellsville, Ohio 43968 (330) 532-4589 (719) 653-8449 CORP Cachanillas Off Road Promotions P.OBox392 CORVA 1500 West El Camino, Suite 352 Sacramento, CA 95833 1-800-42 CORVA Ext 42 Fax (818) 957-4435 ASOCIACION ESTATAL de AUTOMOVILISMO Sam Lasell, Tech Inspector Apto 42 San Jose de! Cabo Baja California del Sur. Mexico AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Darryl Smith 19 Somers St. Cashmere, Queensland, 4500, Australia 011-18-07-3298-5522 AUTOCROSS QUEBEC OFF ROAD Class 10 cars only Renald Vaillancourt 3069 Dagenais West Laval Quebec, Canada H7P 1T7 (514) 622-4440 BAJA INTERNATIONAL P.O. Box392 Calexico, CA 92232 Apartado Postal 31/163 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 April 17-19, 1998 Tonopah 300 June 26-28, 1998 Silver State 300 October 1-4, 1998 Vegas to Reno December 4-6, 1998 T erribles Town Pahrump, NV BONNEVILLE OFF ROAD RACING ENTHUSIASTS Jim Baker P.O. Box 1583 Ogden, Utah 84402 (801) 627 B.O.R.E. May 2, 1998 Wendover Express Wendover, USA July 11, 1998 Jackpot 200 Jackpot, NV September 19{ 1998 Boneville Cha lenge Wendover, USA BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY R.R.3 Brighton, Ontario, Canada KOK-lH0 (613) 475-1102/Fax (613) 475-3250 1998 BRUSH RUN POINTS SERIES P.O. Box 101 Crandon, WI 54520 (715) 478-2222 CALIFORNIA 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 March 7 1998 CRS Pro Ra{ly School April 4, 1998 Ensenada 2000 Rally Ensenada, BC, MX May 8, 1998 Rim Of The World Rally Palmdale, CA July 25, 1998 24 Hour Rally Mexico City, MX August 8 1998 Gorman Ridge Rally Gorman, CA October 3, 1998 Prescott Forest Rally Prescott, AZ November 14, 1998 Treeline Rally Monrovia, CA CANNING ATTRACTIONS P.O. Box 400 Maywood, CA 90270 (213) 560-SHOW Dusty Times May 21-25, 1998 Memorial Day Charity Car Show C.O.D.R.A. Central Oregon Desert Racing Association Terry Silbaugh 20515 Whitehaven Circle Bend, OR 97702 (541) 389-2044 CENTRAL sourn DAKOTA RACING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 645 Pierre, SD 57501 Dave Adams (Pilots and Bajas) (605) 224-9481 Don Engleman (Bikes) (605) 224-4967 CHAMPLAIN VALLEY RACING ASSOCIATION C.J. Richards P.O. Box332 Fair Haven, VT 05743 · Short Course off Road Racing At Harrison Counry Fair Grounds. Cadiz. OH CLUB AUTOMOVILISTICO SAN VICENTE San Vicente Off Road Ensenada, BC, Mexico · USA Jan Wright (0115261746834) Ramon Castro & Ruben Acevedo (61637/7 0034) CMC Continental Motosport Club P.O. Box3187 Mission Viejo, CA 92690-3178 Fax: (714) 367-1608 COLORADO HILL . CLIMB ASSOCIATION Barb Vahsholtz, President (719) 531-3642 W/(719)687-9827 H P.OBox8286 Colorado Springs, CO 80933 Calexico, CA 92232 01152 (65) 66-60 80 CORR Championship Off Road Racing Carla Reid (317) 272-2827/FAX: (317) 272-2900 Short Course Racing May 23-24, 1998 Beaver Dam, WI June 6-7, 1998 Antigo, WI June 20-21, 1998 Crandon, WI July 18-19, }998 Joliet, IL August 1-2, 1998 Bark River, MI August 22-23, 1998 Luxemburg, WI September 4-6, 1998 • Crandon, WI September 26-27, 1998 Indianapolis, IN D&T PROMOTIONS Dave Van Deren 2405 Baker Ave. . Everett, WA 98201 (206) 339-9079 (All events at Hannigan race track, Bellil}gham, WA or Thurston County VRV 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 Cicy,.AZ 86403 (520) 855-6125 EASTERN OFF-ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION Tom Delauder, Sr. cJr 1091 Township Line Road llllinner's Circle Damen Jefferies Captures SCORE Overall Crown Darnen Jefferies, a 24-year old driver from Big Bear City, CA, parlayed a victory at the Baja 500 and consistently high finishes in Class 1/2 1600 to win the SCORE Overall Points Championship in 1997 driving his Jimco VW on Bilstein shocks. Other SCORE Class Champions On Bi/stein • • • Larry Roeseler, Class· 7 Champion Steve Williams, Stock Mini Champion Marc Stein, Stock Full Champion Chuck Harris, Protruck Champion Thanks For Keeping Our Winning Tradition And Well! For all the details contact the Off-Road Racing Department: Call Toll Free 800/537-1085 (i> KRUPP BILSTEIN OF AMERICA 8845 Rehco Road• San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 619/453-7723 • FAX 619/453-0770 January 1998 . Pages

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Wellsville, Ohio 43968 MOTOR~ PORTS Barstow, CA 92311 SCORE TOYS FOR TOTS (330) 532-4589 PROMOTIONS, INC. (760) 253-4453 SCORE International (619) 252-1197 /(6i'9) 252-3093 ELLIS DESERT RACING P.O. Box 2910 January 2-3, 1998 22287 Mulholland Highway, Suite 405 Mission Viejo, CA 92690 Barstow, CA Calabasas, CA 91302 UORRA CHAMPIONSHIPS (714) 364-0515 March 13-14, 1998 (818) 225-8402/FAX: (818) 225-8102 United Off Road Racing (760) 256-8059 Lucerne Valley, CA January JO-February 1, 1998 Association January 2-Jc 1998 KAMLOOPS BRONCO BUSTER May 1-2, 1998 4th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Dave Urbanowicz, President Barstow, A 4WDCLUB Ridgecrest, CA Laughlin, NV 589 Amwell Road February 14, 1998 P.O. Box465 June 19-20, 1998 Mardi 20-21, 1998 Neshanic, NJ 08853 Johnson Valley, CA Kamloops, BC, Canada VZG5L2 Location TBA 12th Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 (908) 369-6550 April I 7, 1998 Bob (604) 374-7175 days July 31-August 1, 1998 San Felipe, B.C., Mexico (AU events at Owego Motor Sports Park, Stoddard Valley, CA Randy (604) 579-9621 eves. Barstow, CA June 5-7, 1998 Rte. 434, Owe&o, NY) August 7, 1998 Keidl ( 604) 828-1 795 anytime September 25-26, 1998 29th Tecate SCORE Baja 500 VORRA Johnson Valley (AU Events start 7 miles NW of Location TBA Ensenada, B.C., Mexico December 5, 1998 Kamloops) November 20-21, 1998 July 17-18, 1998 Valley Off Road Racing Association Stoddard Valley 1833 Los Robles Blvd. L.I.T.R.E. Lucerne Valley, CA 27th SCORE Fireworks 250 -Sacramento, CA 95838 ESTERO BEACH SHORT Jeff Elrod MSBA Barstow, CA (916) 925-1702 COURSE RACING (408) 926-0522 Michigan Sport Buggy Association September' 11-13, I 998 March 28-29, 1998 Victoria Galindo JimAruta 3rd SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico Dave Barret Primm, NV Season Opener (408) 247-4402 6363 Nightingale Dr. Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA 011-526-1176-6225 MICHIGAN BUGGY BUILDERS0 Flint, Ml 48506 November 11-14, 1998 April 25-26, 1998 31st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 FORDA 3749 Needmore Hwy (810) 730-9221 Baja Norte to La Paz, B.C., Mexico Spring Special Florida Off Roaders Charlotte, Ml 48813 Praiiii; City SVRA, Sacramento, CA Drivers' A:ssociaton (517) 543-7214 NATIONAL MUD RA(lING SNORE May 23-25, 1998 2750 Cozumel Drive #1116 ASSOCIATION Southern Nevada. Off Yerington 300 Desert Race Melbourne, FL 32935 MICHIGAN OFF ROAD Rt. #1 - Box 380 Road Enthusiasts Yerington, NV (407) 254-5167 CHAMPIONSHIPS Dave or Marlene Ryan P.O. Box 4394 June 20-2.1, 1998 M. T .B. Enterprises Inc. Palatka, FL 32177 Las Vegas, NV 89106 Top Gun 300 Desert Race FUDPUCKER 15529 Jones Road (904) 325-5422 (702) 452-4522 Fallon, NV RACING TEAM Grand Ledrz, Ml 48837 NATIONAL TUFF TRUCK February 20-22, 1998 July 25-26, 1998 250 Kennedy, #2 (517) 27-6200 ASSOCIATION SNORE Bottom Dollar Top Gun Twilight Race Chula Vista, CA 92011 Butch Chapin Motorsports Promotions Las Vegas, NV Fallon, NV (619) 427-5759 MICHELIN PRO RALLY April 17-191 ,1998 September 5-7, 1998 CHAMPIONSHIP 1404 East 3rd Street December 31, 1997 Sports Car Club of America Hastings, MN 55033-1415 Buffalo Bill s 400 Yerington to Fallon & Back Dunaway Dash (612) 437-2459 Primm, NV(Stateline) Yerington, NV Plaster City West, CA P.O. Box 3278 May 29-31, 1998 October 10-11, 1998 February 7, 1998 Englewood, CO 80112 OFF ROAD PRODUCTIONS KC HiLites Midnight Special Fall Short Course Race The King (303) 779-6622 OF EL PASO Las Vegas, NV Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, CA Lake Superstition, CA February 27-28, 1998 Joey Vas;rez August 14-15, 1998 October 31-November 1, 1998 March 28-29, 1998 Sno"'Drift 13180 Roun Dance NAPA Auto Parts 1998 Championship Buzz Bomb Atlanta, MI El Paso, TX 79936 Ely.NV Prairie CiU: SVRA, Sacramento, CA Salton City, CA Henry Joy (616) 439-0779 (915) 855-8899 September 25-27, 1998 WESTERN OFF ROAD May 23, 1998 March 14-15, 1998 AU races are at Mountain Shadow Lake. 29th Annual SNORE 250 RACING ASSOCIATION Fud 200 Doo Wop III &IV+ Take I-IO Horizon Blvd.· exit east 12 miles Las Vegas, NV Larry Henderson Plaster City West, CA Olympia, WA October 30-31, 1998 July 25, 1998 Ray Damitio (360) 249-6173 OHIO OFF ROADERS INC. Terrible's Town 250 (604) 538-0692 Conquista Gran Carrera April 18-19, 1998 1427 Goshen Hills Road S.E. Pahrump, NV WORRA P.O.Box 3241 Tecate, Baja, MX Little Creek Casino New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 Sumas WA 98295 October 31, 1998 Wild West Pro Rally JimKendel SONS OF THUNDER WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Superstition 250 Olympis, WA (216) 339-4614 4WHEELERS WHEEL TO WHEEL Lake Superstition, CA Bob Grass (206)872-9696 AU races held at Hamson Race Division OFF ROAD RACING December 31, 1998 May 8-9, 1998 Coun£l Fairg;:_ounds. Cadiz, Ohio Keith Stewart Patrick McGuire Dunaway Dash Rim of the World ONTARIO OFF ROAD (714) 522-1899 P.O. Box376 Plaster CiU: West, CA Palmdale, CA Adamsburg, PA Paula Gibeault (760) 375-8704 RACERS ASSOCIATION S.C.T.A. GLEN HELEN RACEWAY June 5-6, 1998 Rick Tichboume, Public Relations Southern California Timing (412) 527-6556 P.O. Box 6950 Susquehannock Trail (519)-681-4192(H)/(519) 457-2913\W) Association WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS ',an Bernardino, CA 92412 Wellsboro, PA PACE MOTOR SPORTS Office Manager: Mary Carson 2939 E. GroverG Glen Helen Short Course John McArthur (716) 447-7742 U.S. Off Road Championship 2285 Tracy Avenus Phoenix, AZ 85023 Championship Series July JI-August 2, 1998 Simi Valley, CA 93063 (602) 971-3730 630-963-4810 (805) 526-a805/Fax:(805) 584-8518 February 22, 1998 Maine Forest Rally 900-PRO RACE February 14, 1998 Round I Rumford, ME January 3, 1998 Internet: Tecate 100 April 5, I 998 John Buffum (802) 655-5768 Houston, TX SOUTHEASTERN OFF ROAD Rocky Point, MX Round 22 August 28-29, 1998 January 10, 1998 CHALLENGE March 14, 1998 June 14, 1998 Ojibwe Forests Pro Rally Pontiac, MI Steve Rule Gila Monster Round 3 Memidji,MN January 31, 1998 (800) 313-5621 or (770) 963-0252 Gila Bend.AZ July 12, 1998 Beryl Ann Burton (612) 529-6821 Phoenix, AZ Mike Moore - (224) 272-5400 May 23, 1998 Round 4 Octpber 2-3, 1998 February 7, 1998 Rock to Rock August 16, 1998 Prescott Forest Rally Las Vegas, NV SOUTHERN SHORT COURSE Rocky Point, MX Round 5 Prescott, AZ February 15, 1998 OFF ROAD RACING ASSN. September 5, 1998 September 13, 1998 Jeff Hendricks (520) 445-3218 San Diego, CA 4305 Wootlark Drive Snowflake Round 6 October 23-24, 1998 February 28, 1998 Tampa FL 33624 Snowflake, AZ October 25, 1998 D&N Bank Lake Superior Pro Rally Minneapolis, MN (813) 962-2857 October 10, 1998 Round 7 Houghton, MI March 14, 1998 (AU Races at Vulture Mine November 22, 1998 Kevin DeLoughe!)'. (906) 226-8847 Saint Louis, MO Eastbay Raceway, Tampa, FL) Wickenburg, AZ Round 8 MID-AMERICA SUPER SERIES (PTY) LTD. November 7, 1998 Contact: BBM Marketing Prorrwtions PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY Point to Point P.O. Box 762 OFF ROAD ASSOCIATION 18700 Lake Perris Drive P.O. Box 706 Rocky Point, MX Norco, CA 9 l 760-0762 MAORA Perris - Riverside Counry, CA Parklands, 2121 (562) 988-6250/Fax: (909) 280-9097 Press: Dirty Dave Cronin (618) 765-1-800-976-RACE South Africa WISCONSIN 2199 (011)788-5138 OFF ROAD FESTIVAL GORRA VP: Walter Flack (217) 987-6568 PIKES PEAK Fax (011) 880-2170 Terry or Bev Friday Georgia Off Road LTOR-Lincoln Trail OffRoaders P.O. Box 6962 SODA 5913 so. U.S. Hwy 45 Racing Association Pres: Brad Key (217) 446-4556 Colorado Springs, CO 80934 Oshkosh, WI 5490 I 420 Hosea Road Steve Sabo (618) 327-9312 (719) 685-4400 Short Course Off Road (414) 688-5509 Lawrenceville, GA 30245 (M.A.O.R.A. sanctioned races. Series Drivers Association (404) 963-0252 Produced /ry Lincoln Trail Off Roaders) PROTRUCK RACING Terry Wolfe FIA WORLD RALLY ORGANIZATION 7839 W. North Avenue GPORRA MOJAVE DESERT RACING (619) 449-6252 Wauwatosa, WI 53213 4x4 FOREVER, LTD. Great Planes Off Road Racing P.O. Box 1863 March 7, 1998 (414) 453-SODA Association Glendora, CA 917 41 Sam Boyd Stadium May 23-24 1665 Delaware St. 13621 Pierce St. (626) 914-7029 Phone Las Vegas, NV. Lake Geneva, WI Oshkosh, WI 54901 Omaha, NE 68144-1122 (626) 914-9169 Fax Only March 28, 1998 July 11-12, 1998 (414)426-0470/(414) 982-7306 (402) 333-0517 Eve. JanUazY. 9-10, 1998 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Lake Geneva, WI ATTENTION Keith Koesters Mojave 250 Los Angeles, CA August 22-23, 1998 6716 N. 106th St. Lucerne, CA _ April 11, 1998 Lake Geneva, WI Race&Rally Omaha, NE 68122 February 27-28, 1998 New Mexico State Univ. Stadium September 19-20, 1998 (402) 4964846 Eve. Wild Wash 250 Albuquerque, NM Oshkosh, WI Organizers (AU races are short course, stadium style. Barstow, CA May 9, 1998 SWORDS Classes: Trophy, l 1-1600, 5, 7S, land April 17-18, 1998 B.C. Place List your coming events in DUSTY Quads) Ridgecrest 300 Vancouver, Canada South West Off Road Racing Ridgecrest, CA May 16, 1998 Desert Series TIMES free! It is the only way some IOK FOUR WHEELERS June 19-20, 1998 Tacoma Dome 4209 So. CR 1300 fans know about your event, if they P.O. Box36 Lucerne 400 Seattle, WA Odessa, TX 79765 don't happen to be on your club Cleves, Oliio 45002 Luceme,CA M~y 17, 1998 Mike Parker (AU events sUJged at the club grounds August 14-15, 1998 Mile High Stadium (915) 337-3437 mailiing list. Don't call, but mail in Cleves. Ohio) Spangler 200 Denver, CO (All races held at Notrees, TX your 1998 schedule as soon as INTERNATIONAL Ridgecrest, CA TBA 25 miles west of Odessa. TX) possible for listing in this column; ICE RACING ASSOCIATION October 30-31, 1998 Sun Devil Stadium TORA it could bring you some extra P.O. Box 8105 Barstow 200 Te!!!£e, AZ Truck Racing Association St. Paul, MN 55108 Barstow,CA S.C.A.T. INC. Ray Camey, Director entries! Mail your race or rally Steve Beddor M.OR.E. Michael R. Icing 7 Prutell Drive schedule to: (612) 937-3816/Fax 474-2769 Mojave Off Road Racing P.O. 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SCORE'S 30TH ANNUAL TECATE BAJA 1000 Ragland Makes It Three In A Row Doug Fortin has a rapt audience watching him as he hurries to the finish line, winning Class 1 by over an hour and he was fourth overall as well. · Larry Ragland drove his Chev-rolet Trophy Truck to the overall win at SCORE's November 30th Annual Baja 1000, becoming the first person to have three consecu-tive overall wins in the record books. The 30th edition of the event built up a head of steam early, what with pre-race press conferences that included some of the old tim-ers, like Malcolm Smith and Drino Miller, and a spate of fall storms that drastically changed some of the landscape down at the southern end of the route. Racers were try-ing to get their hands on maps a month ~head of time, so they could get their pre-running going, but SCORE had some intricate nego-tiations -underway until just a couple of weeks before the race, involving a new section, never be-fore used. Ultimately it all came together, and the racers and crews arrived in Ensenada. And there was a surprise! The cfty fathers are in the throes of civic beautification and the main street which is usually the site for a four-block long contingency row has been torn up and turn ea into a The Beals come up from Texas to race and they were quite successful at the 1000, winning Class 3 by over and hour and a quarter. pedestrian mall with wide imitation tile sidewalks and one narrow lane that literally winds the length of the city. It's no longer available for two way traffic, and, while it's lovely, doesn't suit for the off roaders' pre-race displays. So they set it up in front of the Convention Center, a very suitable new location. The weekend was off to a good start, until just about 11 a.m., when the rain began. There had been a se-ries of.storms moving in from the north, and this one was predicted, but not expected until the week-end. It hit on Thursday, and sat over Ensenada until sunset, with very little letup. It didn't seem to dampen the spirits of the local fans at all, and the racers put tarps over their seats and rolled the cars through contingency and tech as usual. There was a lot of wonder-ing about what the rain was doing out on the course, and how much of the course was being affected. Some racers set out to find out, particularly checking an infamous hill that was very close to the be-ginning of the race. Some thought that if it became impassable it could jam up the whole race right off the bat. They had a point. There were pre-runners who.came back to re-port that some folks with four-wheel-drive vehicles were unable to Larry Ragland ran the Chevy Trophy Truck hard, had some ups and downs but took the big win at the Baja 1000 with 30 minutes in hand. get up the hill. It was soft and had turned slimy. SCORE's Race Di-rector, Paul Fish, was out in the area and went to have a look. He decided that just to be safe it should probably be eliminated. Fortu-nately, he was able to reroute the course to the nearby highway, and then along a graded dirt road, to get around the mud. While he eliminated about nine miles, he added about seven to go around the mud, changing the aggregate distance by practically nothing. The start area also had to be changed, since it had been planned to be in front of the Convention Center, sending the cars up the big wash that bisects Ensenada, to in-tersect the course up on the hill-side. But after six hours of rain the wash had become a river, and it would not have been possible to run the cars through it. So the start area moved from its planned loca-tion up to the northeast corner of town, where the finish line was scheduled. The new total length of the course was 701 miles, about six miles less than the original version. SCORE announced the changes at the 7:30 p.m. Drivers' Meeting. They also increased the time limit from the original 30 hours to 32. All that questioning and doubt about the course is typical of a Baja race just because of the very na-ture of the animal. A storm that no one knows about can make a section impassable, or a crotchety farmer can decide he doesn't want the racers charging through his cornfield. A Mexican truck can break an axle while traveling on part of the course, blocking it for race traffic, or a forest fire could cause a change of plans. There is always some pre-race speculation about the course, but when it rains on the day before the race the speculation reaches new heights. It's a pain for the promoters, but adds to the excitement and titilla-tion for the racers and crews. It's typical Baja stuff. This time it was a tempest in a teapot. Race day dawned clear and beautiful all across the peninsula. The weather could not have been better. The rain had dampened the trail just enough to hold down dust, had left a few puddles, but caused no real challenges. The motorcycles and quads left the start line just at sunrise, and the first cars took off at 7:30 a.m., when the Trophy Trucks got the green flag. It was close at first, with Ivan Stewart in front in his Toyota and Ragland just 50 seconds behind him as they reached Ojos Negros, about 78 miles into the course. Ragland had already been stuck for a while. When they'd climbed through the pine forest, and then dropped down the side of the mountains into the desert on the other side, the lead had grown to 13 minutes. Robby Gordon had slid his Ford off the-side of a turn, flattening a tire, and lewis had pulled him off the road to let traffic by. Lewis now ran second with Ragland only 46 seconds be-hind him and Gordon another four minutes back when they reached Cohabuzo, 186 miles the race. In the next section Stewart lost his motor due to a cooling problem, and at Borrego Lewis was first, but he stopped to pit and Ragland went into the lead.· When they zipped through Percebu, south of San Felipe, Rag-land was still in front and Lewis was second. By the time they got to the top ofDiablo, Ragland had 25 min-utes on Tim and Ed Herbst who were now second in their Ford. Gordon was third about six minutes behind them and Lewis had fallen to fourth. Jason Baldwin and his Ford had dropped out early, even before Ojos Negros, and Mike Tie-man dropped out before Cohabuzo. Meanwhile Curt LeDuc had lost his Jeep's transmission and his crew had towed him in to San FeliJ?e and · rented a shop for a reported $40 per hour, so they could work in com-fort while changing it. George Seeley was the Class 5 winner at the 1000, taking the win with some ease as the competition dropped out as the day wore on. Tom Dittfield beat out 23 other Class 5-1600s at the Baja 1000, finishing with almost 40 minutes on second place. Ragland was having some brake problems, so he felt he had to be a bit wary in the turns, and he had four flats all together, but managed to stay in front, with 17 minutes on Gordon at 530 miles into the race, then nine minutes at Ojos Negros, which was 629 miles along the way. Ragland then came on into the finish with no problems, while Gordon slid off the road and flattened two tires at once, and dropped back about 21 minutes. He reported five flats all told, and finished second, while LeDuc, with the new transmission, was third, nearly three hours later, followed in by Lewis, who'd had Jerry McDonald as a co-driver for the middle section of the race. Mc-Continued on page 12 Page 10 January 1998 Dusty Times

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Perry McNeil had some awesome COf!lpetition but he won the gold medal in Class 7, and he was the only finisher in the class. · Dave Westhem too" his good looking Chevy to the Class B victory at the Baja 1000, beating the competition by over an hour. Donald had suffered two flats at once, with only one spare, so he'd had to d-rive on a flat for a long way. Later the team had a broken upper control arm, and also a front axle problem, to drop them back to fourth place. The Herbsts broke their steering slider, and then the steering box, had two flats, and then elected to stay behind their brother, Troy, in his Class l truggy, to shepherd him to the finish line. LeDuc's third place gave him the season points championship. In the meantime the Class 1 cars were the next group to start, and John Herder, in an A-armed Jimco moved into the lead, even charg-ing past some of the Trophy Trucks. At Mile 186 he had 14 minutes on Doug Fortin in his V 4 Chevy pow-ered Chenowth. In third place it was Mark Post in a Chevy powered Riviera Eagle, and three minutes behind him came Butch Arciero in Bob Gordon's Toyota powered Valley Performance Custom Accessories Competitive Prices Now Available Page 12 Barbary Coast Class 2 Two Seater $45,000 Call Dave or Lenny at 702-247-1266 or 702-873-1962 3636 Mead Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-247-1266 702-873-1962 southern end of the course and had terminal damage also. White went into the lead, and he had an hour on Westhem when they got to the top of Diablo. Westhem had been stuck in Huatamote wash down south, and was forced to let all the air out of his tires to . get out. Then he had to drive a long way before he found some-one who could air them up for him. Francisco Monroy ran third now, with Ashley and Smith in fourth, almost two hours behind the lead. They'd had further trouble when Smith clipped a small tree and removed one cor-ner of the truck. Brady Helm puts the neat looking Toyota truck through it's paces on the way to victory in Class 7S, winning by many, many hours. White continued to lead through Vicente with Westhem running second, and Monroy running steadily in third place. Ashley and Smith were charging hard, but still ran fourth. As he neared Ojos Ne-gros White took a bad bounce on one of the fast roads and the truck flew high, clearing the fence and tumbling over and over into the field beyond. White was uninjured, but Keith Underwood, riding with him, hurt his hand. The truck was destroyed. Chenowth in fourth place, followed by Troy Herbst in his Ford powered "truggy", a race car built to use the same parts as his brothers' Trophy Truck. Herder got to Oasis and lost his motor, and Fortin went into the lead. He had six minutes on Arciero and Gordon when they got to the top of Diablo, Mile 423. Mark Mc-Millin, in a V 6 Ford powered Chen-owth, had now moved up to third, followed by his dad, Corky, and co-driver Brian Ewalt, about four mine utes behind him. In fifth it was Carl Renezeder in his second time out in his Jimco. He fell by the wayside in the next section, however. Fortin, who was having a clean run, had 12 minute's at San Vicente, and at Ojos had nearly an· hour. By now, 629 miles into the race, Mark McMillin had moved into second place and Gordon and Arciero, puffing smoke, were nurs-ing a damaged motor and had fallen to third. Corky McMillin and Ewalt ran fourth, with Carlos and Enrique Rivera, a father and son team, in fifth place. Herbst was now an hour off the pace. Fortin breezed through the last 75 miles or so and came on to fin-ish first in Class l and second over~ all. McMillin, who'd had a couple of flats and some problems with his brakes hanging up, was second. He reported that the booby-traps in Guadalupe Wash were the worst he'd ever seen. He said he'd had to crawl over them in first gear. Be-hind him came his dad's car, with Ewalt at the wheel. He said he'd had a flat and had to switch to the backup ignition at Santo Tomas when the car had quit. After those three finished there was a long wait, and all the while it was expected that Gordon's car would show up any instant. He'd gone through Ojos between the two McMillin cars. Finishing cars were • queried, and each time they'd re-port that they'd seen him and that he was still smoking a lot. The Riv-era team, Carlos and Enrique fin-ished fourth, dented on top from a rollover before Alamo, and down on power from broken headers. Then, seven minutes behind them it was Richard Boyle and Jim Tucker in their Aceco. They'd got off to a bad start by being stuck about three miles into the race and losing a half-hour or so right in the beginning. Five and a half hours after passing through Ojos Negros, Gordon crossed the finish line look-ing like a volcano on wheels. White smoke spewed and the car rattled and coughed, but it came across the finish line, closely followed by its pit truck. The car had been using oil so fast that they couldn't carry enough supplies, so Bob had called January 1998 for his crew to follow along behind him with a case of oil. Two hours and 15 minutes later it was the Herbst truggy, straggling in for a fin-ish with his brother close behind him in the Trophy Truck to be sure he made it. The truggy had caught fire a couple of times and they'd changed a transmission "in the middle of nowhere", and had five or six flats. Gordon and Arciero had been battling for the series points championship with Troy Herbst, and it had come down to this race. Herbst, finishing ninth to Gordon's sixth, took the championship by eight points. The Class 8 trucks were next to start, and in this group the early lead belonged to Brian Collins in his Chevrolet. In second at Mile 186 was Dale White, Collins' team mate, in another Chevy, and only 27 seconds behind. Then came Dave W esthem and Randy Salmont in another Chevy, followed by Steve Sourapas in a Dodge. Dave Ashley and Dan Smith were down about 45 minutes after a bolt broke on their power steering. Sourapas went out with a blown · motor in the 'next stretch, and Collins got into the wash at the At Ojos Negros the lead belonged to Westhem, who now had about an hour and 15 minutes on Monroy who was second. Ashley and Smith had moved up to third, just six minutes behind him, and Larry Plank and Pat Bell, in a Ford that had been endoed, ran fourth and last, about seven hours behind them. Wes them and Salmont took the win, reporting that the last 50 miles was a nightmare of booby traps. Monroy, who drove the whole thing himself, finished second, followed in by Ashley and Smith, who re-ported no difficulties in the second half of their race. Plank and Bell were fourth, and last. Next to start were the Class 10 cars which had a trouble filled race. While Mike Halliday had the lead at Ojos Negros in his Pontiac pow Continued on page 14_ Daniel Mora was the big Class 9 winner. covering the course in 22 hours and winning the class by just 19 minutes. A kinda small Class 10 was the hunting ground of Rod Muller, he beat all his competition to the checkers with over four hours in hand. Dusty Times

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George Erl won the SCORE Lites class with ease, taking the checkered flag with a better than two h9ur lead on second place. ered Jimco, it fell to Bill Alverson by the time they'd reached Cohabuzo. He had eight minutes on Halliday who was 38 minutes in front of Gene Griepentrog and Kent Lothringer in a Lothringer. Griepentrog and Lothringer took over the lead by the time they got to the top of Cohabuzo, and now the Alverson car was second, with Halliday third by nine minutes. Then the problems started. Halli-day lost an alternator belt and luck-ily happened upon some friendly Toyota folk who knew how to change it. Even so, it takes an hour to do the job on the Pontiac. At the top of Diablo Griepentrog and Lothringer had the lead, with Alverson second and Halliday third. Alverson had battery/starter problems while coming down out of Mike's and was stuck for a couple of hours. When they came back through Ojos Negros Rod Muller had taken over for Halliday, and he was back in the lead, even after stalling in a water crossing down at t~e beach: Now it was Jim Price and Mark Bunderson, up to second in their Bunderson after a major battery problem about 100 miles into the race. They'd put a "booster pack" on the battery and it ran just fine for the rest of the way. Alverson was third, while Griepentrog and Loth-ringer had fallen to fourth after re-placing a transmission. Nobody else in the class was running. Muller and Halliday took the win, and Price and Bunderson were second, four hours later. In third it was the Alverson team, pleased to get to the finish line because Will-iam M., the son, was racing for the first time since breaking his back in March. Griepentrog and Lothring-er finished fourth about 1 7 minutes later. The Protrucks went off the line next and Steve Barlow had put his Ford into the lead by the time they were at Cohabuzo. Chuck Harris and Jason Cobb ran second in their Chevy, and Michael James and Mike Kalicki were third in another Chevrolet. Ryan Thomas and his Dodge had stopped at Mile 5 to re-place a power steering belt. Barlow continued to lead, with a 52 minute cushion at Percebu, and an hour and 52 minutes when he got to the top of Diab lo. Kalicki and James were running second there, and had been lost for a bit at the southern end of the dry lake. Thomas, trying hard to catch up, was only 20 minutes in back of them in third. In the next section Barlow's rear trailing arm broke in half, and while his crew set about making repairs, James and Kalicki went into the lead. They were 14 minutes up on Thomas at San Vicente, and now it was Harris and Cobb in third, over an hour later. They had bent a drag link and broken a shock. In the last section of the nc;e Kalicki suddenly came upon an ex-hausted biker stopped on the course. He had to ·stop or hit him, so he did stop and was immediately buried in the soft sand. Thomas had also been stuck for about an hour when "the ground fell out from under us", but was now moving steadily to the finish. He took the win, and Kalicki and James got themselves unstuck and to the fin-ish line in time for a second place only 20 -minutes later. Barlow was third, followed in by Harris and Cobb. Scott Steinberger and Todd Clement had a busy day in their Ford. First they broke the "S" Hnk to the steering, which holed the steering box, and that took three hours to repair. Then they broke a front upper A-arm coming down out of Mike's, one of the less acces-sible parts of the course. They had to weld wrenches on it to splint it, but of course, it broke again, and then they had to replace it. But they did get their Baja 1000 finish, in fifth place. Behind the Trophy Trucks there was a special one-car class consist-ing of a Protruck that had been outfitted with a special Chevrolet motor and special suspension to equip it for the Dakar Rally. It was being driven by Brian Stewart and Brian Coats, winner of the Trophy ~--'" ., . .,.,,,. .. Eric Solorzano grinds through the Baja 1000 course, beating out all the other Class 11s and winning the gold by over two hours. Truck class at the Barstow race this Negros on their way back in; it was year. Unfortunately, it got only as still Penhall and Erl in front. They far as Percebu before our unofficial cleared the final 78 miles or so with scorekeepers lost track of it. We no problems, and took the win, also heard nothing of what brought it finishing a very nice 6th overall. 'to ground. Honold, Bruckmann and Moreno The new SCORE Lite class was were second, just under an hour next to get the go ahead, and this later, and ninth in the overall group made a good showing, with standings. Callaway and Holmes 14 entries and, ultimately, six fin- were third, followed in by Koch and ishers. Jerry Penhall put his Raceco Reider, and then Greinke. into the early lead, but he had only The Class 5 folks started next, two minutes on Arturo Honold in and Dave Snoddy put George a Jimco at Cohabuzo. Steve Seeley's yellow and purple Snoddy Greinke, in a Suspensions Unlim- Special out in front, about 3J min-ited chassis, ran third about 13 min- utes on second place Ruben Den-utes later, with Tom Ridjngs in a son. Hector Teran ran third, an-Mirage, in fourth. One of Baja's big-other 40 minutes later. Mike Jakob-gest fans, Marty Fiolka, who seem- sen had ended his race with a spec-ingly spends each year just getting tacularrnllover early in the day. ready for the next Baja 1000, found Snoddy drove half and turned his race over way too early in the the car over to Seeley, who contin-day when he lost his motor even be-ued to lead at the top end of Di-fore Ojos Negros. ablo. They were having a trouble-Penhall had a flat down in free day, not even flattening any Huatamote wash, but a nearby tires. Denson had disappeared, but Mexican pitting organization gal- Teran was still running, although lantly fixed it for him, saving many he was having a series of problems precious minutes. He continued to and had dropped way back. He'd lead at the top end of Diablo. Our had to change a distributor, and unofficial· timers didn't get a time had repaired a broken rear trailing on Honold and his co-drivers, arm. Manlio Moreno and Vic Bruck- . Seeley and Snoddy carried on mann, but they were presumably with no trouble, and took the win, still in second, 'followed-b'll David finishing, 14th overail. Teran got _ Callaway and John-Holmes, in a past Ojos· Negros, and into the Dirnrite . • Cain.Smead and Ty GuadalupeWashonhiswaytothe Godde were fourth in a Moulton. . finish, and ran out of time. Nobody George Erl t~ok over for Penhall else finished either. and he stayed in front, but couldn't The Class 1/2-1600 cars were afford to mess up be.cause Honold. next to take off, and this was a an:d his team were only eight min- good-sized group, with lots of com-utes back at San Vicente, some 530 petition. The early lead belonged miles into the race. Bruckmann had to Danny Porter and L.J. Kennedy got wet and stalled while crossing in their Porter chassis, and they the river at Simpson's Ranch, and were less than a minute in front of then found that his battery was Darnen Jefferies in his Jimco at dead. He was holding up traffic Cohabuzo. In third it was Jim until one ofMcMillin's crew pulled Nuckles, who had only one flat to him out and helped him get going spoil his run, and then Frank and again. Tom Koch and Danny Re-Tom Rusich were tied with Rick ider had a long pit stop down in the Paquette, Brad Maurer and Rick San Felipe area to replace a broken Munyon in a Jimco, less than eight adjuster finger, but they were still min.utes in back of the lead car. running in the lead pack. And so Maurer, Paquette and Munyon had was Greinke, though we didn't get lost some time when the pin came a time on him. out of their clutch pedal at Mile 1. When they went through Ojos They said the "whole class" went Mark McMillin hustled fast as he could but second place in Class 1 by them then. When they'd cleared San Felipe and gone through the deep sandy washes at the southem·end of the course it was Jefferies and his co-driver, Andrew Wehe, more usu-ally seen in a Class 10 desert car, in the lead. It had been dark for them since the bottom end of the course. Matt and Rick Sherard were run-ning second at this point, less than two minutes back, and in third it was Nuckles' co-driver, John Cur-rier. Munyon, Paquette and Mau-rer had moved up to fourth, and Miguel T omel was now in fifth place, separated from the lead car · by about 45 minutes after 423 miles. Jefferies and Wehe lost their al-ternator, and while they made re-pairs Munyon, Paquette and Mau-rer moved to the front. Their pumper helmet motor had quit, and they were driving with the visor up, but that was their only problem. They had no mechanical trouble and made it to the finish line in good shape, taking the win and fin-ishing 10th overall. In second it was Nuckles and Currier. After Nuckles' untroubled half, Currier had all the problems, rolling the car on the way to the beach, and then getting hit in the hands by a rock tossed by an overexuberant fan in the last few miles of the race. Brian Maginnis and Randy Ross moved their Mirage up to finish third, re-porting a flawless race except that Ross was nearly blinded for the last 200 miles because both his glasses and his.face-shield fogged up in the cold, damp air. The four-man team of Steve Downing, John Brindell and P.J. and Barry Gedman brought their C.henowth home in fourth place, reporting a trouble-free day. And in fifth it was Steve Taylor, Wayne Lacher and Shane Reed, in a Chenowth. They'd had a rear flat and a sticky throttle pedal, and · Lacher had flown off a 12 foot cliff and had to find hi$ way back to the course. Jefferies and Wehe, after their beautiful early rup., managed to salvage a sixth place,. whkh was enough to en$ure Jefferies. .the· points championship,· both for the < class and overall. Some folks in this class had a purely miserable day. Take Frank and Tom Rusich who were running fifth in their Jimco when they went through Ojos Negros on the way to the finish line. They got all the way to Mile 649 and slid off the road, and 20 feet down. For whatever reason, no one was to stop and pull them out. After about four hours Rusich gave up and hitched a ride back to the start line with the pit truck for the Herbsts. He rode in the front seat' with four other guys, one of whom was throwing up out the win-dow. He got to the finish line at about 6 a.m., but his car was still at Mile 649. Another 1600 team had a simi-Robby Gordon had it all going his way until the gremlins bit near the was the order of the day and he ended up about an hour out of the Jim Currier gave it his all but he was only able to grab second place in end of the long trek and he finished .second in Trophy Trucks. win. Class 1/2-1600, about 25 minutes out of the win. Page 14 Ci 5801 January 1998 UCCI iiDDIIDC Dusty Times . ==••·· I I•===

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Jar type of day. The team of Wes and Brady Wisdom who previously ran shorter, lap-type desert races, were racing the 1000 for the first time. They had not pre-run. When Wes got to the Summit at Mile 164, he ran the car off the side of a cliff. Anyone familiar with the area knows that this is not a good area to do that. The mountain drops off suddenly, and all of the eastern side of the peninsula appears below. It's a sheer drop. Only a rock stopped the car from falling another 200 feet. When Wes radioed for help he told his crew he'd need a heli-copter to get out. Passersby tended to agree. But optimism, stubborn-ness and determination kept him from giving up. After three or four hours he was back on the road again. Only to go off the road out-side of Mike's Sky Ranch and lose another hour-and-a-half. Ulti-mately they finished - 12th. But when we asked had they enjoyed themselves, Wes dead panned that Ryan Thomas had to work for his victory, but he was the medalist in the Protruck class, winning by just 19 minutes. he'd have to think about that for a couple of weeks. Class 7 had a fairly unsuccessful day, with but one finisher. At Cohabuzo the lead belonged to Perry McNeil, driving a Ford Ranger. McNeil is usually a Class 8 entry, but this time his big truck wasn't ready on time, so, rather than miss a Baja 1000, McNeil en-tered his Ranger pre-runner, which, along with all the appropriate safety Marc Stein drove his keen looking Ford truck to the win in Stock Full, winning by just a bit over an hour at the Baja 1000. gear, featured air conditioning, a stereo and working windows. He also had a third seat, tucked into the space behind his and his co-driver's seat, but perched squarely in the middle, butted up against the rear wall, rather than to the side as in a stock: Extra-cab configuration. McNeil had planned to give a ride to a visiting racer from Hungary, who was to sit in that third seat. Continued on page 16 Mario Ledezma flew his Class 5-1600 to the checkered flag but it was Francisco Monroy wheels the great looking Barbary Coast Dodge Don McCarthy had a terribly lqng day, 31 hours flag to flag, but he still for second spot, finishing over half an hour in arrears. through a gate on his way to a nice second place in Class 8. _fin_is_h_ed_ s_eco_n_d_in_C_la_s_s_l._S_. ____________ _ Flamingo Road & The Strip 888-227-2279 Dusty Times Tropicana Ave. & Arville 800-675-3267 January 1998{;>81 ~ ~~ . ' West Flamingo & Valley View 888-402-6278 Page 15

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to replace a spindle at Mike's road, and that let Bunch, the LeDucs and Kearney move back into the lead. · They had 32 minute$ at that time. McCarthy and Ashdown were hob-bling along in third, roughly five hours behind now. Down on the beach the LeDuc, Kearney, Bunch team lost a clutch or transmission, and went no fur-ther. Helm, Graham and Siewert sol-diered on, Graham doing most of the driving, and took the win. Mc-Carthy and Ashdown toughed it out, and limped to a finish in 31 hours and 42 minutes. They were within 18 minutes of not making it at all, and still on three cylinders. Steve Williams had a long day in his Stock Mini, but he won the gold medal and brought the Ford Ranger home in first place. Richard Hoffman was the Sportsman Unlimited winner, finishing the course in just over 20 hours for a well deserved win. In the Stock Full group the lead at Cohabuzo belonged to the Ford driven by David Sykes, Jeff Yokum and Marc Stein. They had 22 min-utes on Rod Hall and Austin Robi-son in their Hummer. In third it was Robert Hayley, Steve Olliges and Craig Stewart, in another Ford, and in fourth, Chad Hall in a Hummer. The SCORE officials spotted him in the staging area just before the start and said "No", emph.atically. The passenger got out and McNeil started out with only two people in the cab. Rumors abounded that the Hungarian later got back into the truck and got his ride, but they were unconfirmed rumors. Ford, only 46 seconds behind Land. Roeseler and Land both fell out of the running in the next section of the course, and McNeil stayed in front, upwards of two hours in front of the DeNunzio team. Mc-Neil wasn't having a trouble-free day by any means. He'd broken a shock mount, so his spring fell out three times, and he ran out of gas at Alamo, luckily coasting into a friendly pit that was willing to help. He went on to take the win, the only one to finish. The DeNunzios got down to the beach and past San Vicente, but never made it to the checkered flag. at the start line, but the race proved too much for most of them. Billy Bunch, with Curt LeDuc's sons, Kyle and Todd, and John Kearney, had the lead in their Ford at Cohabuzo, while Bob Graham ran second in a Toyota. In third it was Alfonso Escobedo, in a Ford, nearly an hour behind the Bunch team. Don McCarthy and Gilbert Ashdown were fourth, another three minutes back, in another Ford. At Cohabuzo Larry Roeseler held second place in his Chevrolet, and Bob Land was third in a Ford. Gary Mecham had lost the flex plate in his Ford and after making repairs had discovered that his rear main bearing was gone, and he was out for the day. A.J. and Herman De-Nunzio were running fourth in their Class 7S had a pretty good field When they got to the top of Di-ablo Dry Lake it was Graham, who was teamed with Brady Helm and Doug Siewert, in front. 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Arturo Honold, shown here in flight, ran to a good second spot in Mike James was looking for the win in Protruck Class but he missed The ever handsome Ford of David Sykes was hoping for a first in Stock Full but he missed by only a minute and a half after 20 hours of racing. SCORE Lites, finishing over an hour ahead of his competition. out by 19 minutes and took home the silver medal. DiCarlo, Rob MacCachren, Marc Cohabuzo the lead belonged to Pavolka, followed by Tom Dittfield Stein and David Sykes in third in Mario and Elias Ledezma, with and Alan and Darryl Cook. As this another Ford. One of the Fords had eight minutes on Carlos, Humberto group drove southward they were been briefly high centered on some- and Gerardo lribe. In third place it racing the setting sun, and it turned thing immovable, but the drivers on was Danny and Hector Ledezma, dark as they went through San Fe-. the Sykes and Stein teams did so and in fourth, Eric and Shane lipe. They had to traverse the big wash down at the lowest point on the course in the dark. Fortunately they had pre-run this area which was. fraught with hazards, since the fall rains had drastically changed the wash, putting sand where there hadn't been any and deep gullies in unsuspected places. Elias and Mario Ledezma contin-ued to lead through the top of Di-ablo, and now their cousin and Continued on page 18 much switching around it was not possible to be sure which team got stuck. Mike McComas had his Chevy in fourth at this point, only eight minutes behind the lead GERMAN AUTO truck. At San Vicente the DiCarlo, MacCachren, Stein and Sykes team went into the lead, with the Stein, Sykes, Yokum team about a half-hour behind them. Hall, who later said he couldn't believe "how fast the Fords are", had decided to run his own race, and was third, fol-lowed by Olliges, Stewart and Hay-ley. Hall's son, Chad, in another Hummer, said he had one small problem, when the steering column fell ou"t. McComas dropped back in this section, after losing his brakes and having a collision with a chase vehicle. · Just before the finish line (maybe 50 feet before it) one of the Fords, the one driven by Sykes, Stein, MacCachren and DiCarlo, parked for an hour and a half to wait for the other one to arrive. Then the other, driven by Stein, Sykes and Yokum, crossed the finish line first to take the win. DiCarlo, Mac-Cachren, Sykes and Stein crossed the line second, two-and-a-half · minutes later. It was all planned in advance, and was apparently nec-essary to get the season points to fall the way they wanted them. Rough on the fellows who ran hard and would have taken the win, however. In third it was Hayley, Olliges and Stewart, the other con-tender for the season points. Hall and Robison finished third, fol-lowed in by Chad Hall and then McComas in fifth place. The Stock Mini class was more straightforward. Deputy Steve Wil-. liams put his Ford into the lead, and had a couple of hours by the time he'd reached Cohabuzo. Greg Foutz was already out, victim of a broken flex plate. Leo Brown was second in his Ford, and that's all there were. Five miles beyond Cohabuzo, WiBiams lost a drive shaft, and when he stopped to make repairs, he broke his wrench. Some friendly folks in a Hummer stopped to help, lending him the required tool. He managed to stay in front, and was still there at the top ofDiablo, when co-driver, Chuck Braden took over. Brown was still second at that point, but beyond there the word went out that he needed a drive shaft flange, and he never got any further along. Williams and Braden went on in lonely splendor, having some elec-trical problems after dark, and ulti-mately getting a finish and the win. Class 5-1600 was the big one for this event, with 23 starters. 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Gorky McMi/lin finished third in Class 1, having a good run and only a few minutes out of the silver medal. Brian McGinnis ran as hard ashe could but only mustered third place Jorge Montalvo took his plain wrap 5-1600 to a nice third place in in 1/2-1600, only nine minutes away from second place. class, shown here on his way to the checkered flag uncle, Danny and Hector Ledezma, were second, 23 minutes later. In third it was now the Cooks and Dittfield, followed by Victor Her-rera. The Pavolkas had dropped to fifth. In the next section, down on the beach, Elias Ledezma became ill, and had to slow way down. Danny and Hector lost their clutch and had brake problems and the Dit-tfield/Cook car got stuck on the hill coming out ofMike's. The Pavolkas had to change transmissions. Mario and Elias had been lead-ing at San Vicente, but Dittfield and the Cooks took over as they came back up to Ojos Negros and headed into the Guadalupe Wash for the return trip. Dittfield and the Cooks took the win, followed in by the two Ledezmas. In third it was Jorge Montalvo and Javier Tiznado. Tiznado, who hadn't raced for five years, struggled with very bad lights during the night section, but moved along at a good clip once it was day-light again. In fourth it was the team of Juan Alberto and Alberto Covarrubias, who hadn't been able to backshift from third to second. And Carlos, Humberto and Gerar-do Iribe were fifth, a tad more than an hour behind the winner. In all, 16 of the limited Baja Bugs made it to the finish line. In Class 3 Ikuo Hanawa, who was driving a snazzy looking right-hand-drive special Isuzu, had his car in the lead at Cohabuzo. He is an off road champion in Japan, and this was his third time to drive the Baja 1000. In second it was the team of Carlton, Kelly, Spencer and Carty Beal and Craig Duke, all driving their Nissan, while Bryant Hibbs sat in the passenger seat and shouted encouragement and instruction until his voice wore out. Darren Skilton blew his Kia's trans before he got to the first check, and was undergoing a transplant. Hanawa had fuel filter and fuel pump problems and dropped back a bit, letting the Beals and Duke move to the lead by the time they'd crossed Diablo Dry Lake. Skilton was still third, another half-hour back. Dick Sasser, in the Scout, had time-consuming and terminal prob-lems, and was out before Percebu. The Beals, Duke and Hibbs had only one flat all day, and moved along steadily to take the win by an hour and 15 minutes. Skilton, who'd run hard and fast once the new transmission was in place, had some battery trouble late in the race, but IT'Oved up to a second place finish. Hanawa had serious fuel troubles, but still got to the fin-ish line in plenty of time, and even with the language barriers, it was eminently clear that the team was elated at the finish. In Class 9 Chuck Hovey and Martin Christensen, in a Jimco, had the ea_rly lead, with 15 minutes on second place team of Daniel Mora Page 18 and Eric Fisher in a Chenowth. In third it was Ed McLean and Ralph Finisterre in a Jimco. Tony Gomez ran fourth. Both the Hovey/Christensen team and McLean/Finisterre were gone in the next section, and at the top of Diablo the lead belonged to Mora and Fisher. Bill Rodriguez and Jesus Luna were now in second place, while Mike Shatynski and Brian Hansen had moved up to third in their T-Mag. Gomez was still fourth. Mora and Fisher were having a good day, but they found the course very rough for this class. Shatynski and Hansen moved up to second when Rodriguez and Luna lost their clutch pedal. Luna also had to kick out their nice windshield when it fogged up during the night and it became impossible to see through it. Gomez continued to run fourth. Mora and Fisher stopped only for gas during their run. They had no flats, and went on to take the win. Shatynski, who'd been stuck down at Erindira when someone blocked the course so the cars had to go into the water, sti!T hung on to second place for himself and Hansen, fin-ishing just 19 minutes behind the winners. In third was Rodriguez and Luna, who'd been lost a couple of times. Class 11, the Stock VW sedans, which sometimes get to run a slightly shorter course than the rest. of the classes, was required to run all 701 miles this time. Of the four that started, Gilberto Garcia was out before Ojos Negros. But the race was close at the front, with Eric Solorzano, Terry Kiely and Chris Woodward in the lead at Cohabuzo, by just 17 minutes. They had actually started late, having gone through late registration and tech on race morning and in the confusion of the changed start line they'd been unable to find the sign-up crew to get arm bands for Kiely and Woodward. Solorzano had to start and hope the rest of his crew could get registered and down-course to meet him. To his relief, they got it done. Horacio and Ro-man Pereyra ran second at Cohabuzo, and Victor Barajas and his brother, Angel, and ·nephew, Angel, Jr., were· third, only 27 sec-onds later. They had broken a shock, and had to keep pulling into ranchos where they saw VWs parked, to buy stock shocks. When they reached the top of Diablo, which was 16 hours into the race for the lead car, it was still the trio of Solorzano, Kiely and Wood-ward. Solorzano had never won a 1000, and he teamed up with Kiely and Woodward because of their previous great record there. They were using a motor built by Wood-ward that won the 1000 in '95. They now led the Barajas team, which had broken a c.v., and was still having to shop for shocks but had moved to second when the Pereyra brothers lost their motor. With no problems beyond some bent rims the Solorzano, Kiely, Woodward team made it to the fin-ish line firs·t, getting another win for that motor. The Barajas team fin-ished about two hours and 45 min-utes later, mismatched shocks on the car, and proud winners of the season championship for Class 11. There were a lot of Sportsmen in this event, but one team stood out. Brian Carver and David Irv-ing drove their old Bronco out from the state of Maine to enter the 1000. They had no previous expe-rience in Baja, and no pit team or chase crews to help. It was just the two of them and their Bronco. Dick Sasser, running in Class 3 in his old Scout, tried to give them as much advice · as he could, and others helped them get tied in with the BFG Pit organization, so they'd have some help on the way. Some worried that if somethir ·: happened to their Bronco they'd ave no way to get home. Their plar Nas to drive · back to Maine in it af nr the race. (It used to be done like that in the late '60s: nice to know there are still people with a sense of adventure.) At any rate, Carver :md Irving ran at a sedate pace, an::! it looked as if they'd make it if they didn't run out of time. But the problem was that they kept stopping to help other racers in trouble. One of the racers they were able to help was Dick Sasser, and another was the team of Bob Rule and Ray Gibson, in a 1600 buggy, which had fallen off the road. The easterners stopped and pulled them back up onto the trail. Ultimately the Bronco got all the way to the south end of the course, and back up to Zoo road, but had by then been underway for so long that it was obvious they'd run out of time. Their Bronco was still running, but was a bit battered and when last seen they were underway on the pave-ment. It's to be hoped they'll come back. Fernando Hernandez, also run-ning as a Class 3 Sportsman, was recorded through Cohabuzo, but did not get to Percebu. In Class 7 Sportsman Rodd Fantelli and Charlie Bignell, the only entry, had to change a coil, and used transmission fluid in their brakes to make them work, but had no flats and got a finish. Had they run in the Pro class they would have been second. In Class 9 Sportsman, Nicho-las and Michael Crichton, from the mainland of Mexico, managed a fine finish that would have put them in seventh place in the Pro class. Tim Hanna, however, got 011ly about halfway before his race ended. The Class l O Sportsman, Doug Naylor and Alan Barrett lost their January 1998 The Maurer, Munyon, Paquette Class 1600 car was the big winner in Baja, finishing with almost a half an hour in hand over second place. Enrique Troncoro spent a long 28 hours out on the course but came in to the finish line first in Sportsman 5-1600 class at the Baja 1000. rear brakes early, and then when Mirage. They lost their lights and the fronts went out they relied on drove in the dark for several the transmission to stop their hours, but still made their way to Raceco. They also had to run the finish. And in third was Buzz without lights for about 20 miles, Calkins and Gary Jones, another but managed to finish well enough Colorado team, in another Mi-that they would have been fourth rage. They got perilously close to in the Pro class. running out of time, but crossed In Class 1 Sportsman, Richard the finish line in 29 and-a-half-Hoffman soloed the race and fin- hours. Duane Parker, the lone ished very well indeed, up about non-finisher in this group, didn't 8th in the Pro class standings. even get to Ojos Negros. Walter Prince, in the Candy Cane In the Sportsman 5-1600 class Raceco, didn't get all the way Enrique Troncoso and Rodolfo around. Martinez scored another finish The lone Class 11 Sportsman, and a win, while Adolfo Ayala Luis Lopez, did get through Ojos . and Oscar Meza only made it half-Negros, but our unofficial scorers way around. didn't see him go by anywhere else In Class 7S Sportsman, Don along the road. Barrett got through Ojos, but not There were four Sportsmen in much further. the 1600 class, and three of them Many thanks to the BFG Relay finished. First of the group was the folks who recorded car numbers team of John Becker and his son and times at six points along the Jeb, along with Mike Phipps, Jack trail, making it possible to know Glazener, Carl Becker and Bill who was where and when during Painter in an ORE. They all the course of the race. Thanks drove. This group comes out from also go to John Files and Howard Oklahoma and points east to Anderson who recorded numbers combine their vacation and the arid times at their pit. I'm grate-Baja 1000 into a great adventure. fol to you all. This year they lost a c. v. and With the end of the 1997 sea-missed one turn out of Santo son, SCORE is well into the pro-Tomas, and finished first among duction of their 1998 six-race the Sportsman 1600s. schedule, for which you will find In second place was Rigoberto dates and locations in the calen-Arzate and his son Ruben, in a dar section of this issue. ■ Dusty Times

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39TH RALLYE SANREMO Subaru conquers Italy Text& Photos: Martin Holmes Harri Rovanpera and Voitto Silander corner the SEAT Ibiza Kit Car on their way to first W2L and 10th overall at Sanremo. Colin McRae and Nicky Grist run hard past the gallery in their Subaru lmpreza in chase of first place, finally achieved on the last leg. "What people forget is that this is a team sport" said Colin McRae after team orders gave the Scot his third win of the sea-son at SanRemo. Winner on the stages was McRae's teammate Piero Liatti after an intense battle between the two on the final leg. Subaru's impressive one-two finish put them 13 points ahead of Ford in the Manufacturers Series whilst McRae is only 14 points behind Makinen and only five points behind Sainz in the World Championship for Drivers and there are two more rallies yet to run. Very interesting! The SanRemo Rally came to a marvelous climax with close battles between first, McRae and Liatti, third, Makinen and Sainz and fifth place, Loix and Kankkunen, all within a minute of each other. Toyota was again impressive, more than their fifth and eighth place finishes indicated. Freddy Loix led for most of the first day and he scored more fastest stage times than Mitsubishi or Ford. Small problems led to frustra-tion for both Loix and Auriol, but the Corolla's potential is now evident. In the World 2-liter series, SEAT had a chance to clinch the title for the second year run-ning. They had three cars run-ning, the Skoda team had a record four car entry while Peu-geot was not entered, due to conflicting demands in France In Group N, Uruguayan driver Gustavo Trelles had al-ready won the title, and the Austrian champion Kris Rosen-berger driving the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution from the Ger-man Mitsubishi team was mak-ing his presence known. World champion Tomi Makinen's failure to finish in In-donesia meant he went to San-Remo with a much reduced championship lead, eight points in front of Sainz. SanRemo was the 12th of 14 rounds in the championship battle and now there were only four drivers able to take the title. Apart from Sainz, McRae and Kankkunen were still in the running. Changes in the rally format meant that there were no more gravel stages, everything being run on asphalt. Always a very popular rally, the entry list was considerably larger than any of the 11 preceding events this year. The asphalt surfaces in San-Remo came in two different re-gions. On Monday and Wednes-day the traditional roads in the mountains behi!ld SanRemo were used. These are hilly, of-RACE TO THE GOLDEN NUGGET LAUGHLIN 1998 DESERT CHAil.ENGE PACKAGE JANUARY 29 - FEBRUARY 1, 1998 Page 20 per person* Code:DCP2 • 3 days/2 nights Accommodations • Dinner for Two in Jane's Grill • Two Breakfast Buffers • Two Drinks in Tarzan's Lounge • Two SCORE T-Shirts • Two Days of SCORE Tickets (4 total) for Sat. 1/31 & Sun. 2/1 per person* Code:DCP3 • 4 days/3 nights Accommodations • Dinner for Two in Jane's Grill • Four Breakfast Buffets • Four Drinks in Tarzan's Lounge • Two Dinner Buffets • Two SCORE T-shirts • Three Days of SCORE Tickets (6 total) for Thurs. 1/29, Sat. 1/31 & Sun. 2/1 ~ GOLDEN NUGGET ·,, .. _,, cfr LAUGHLIN A Mirage_ Resorts Property For reservations call 1-800-950-7700 or 1-702-298-7222 * Package rates are per person, based on double occupancy, do not include tax and are based on availability. Package inclusions are per room. Single person and additional night rates available. Advance reservations required. Must be 21. TARZAN'S owned by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC. and used by permission. January 1998 Dusty Times

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Carlos Sainz gets close scrutiny from the onlookers as he and Luis Jindrich Stolfa has his Skoda Felicia in an unnatural' position with Neil Wearden and Trevor Agnew ran their Honda Civic Vti very hard Moya take the Ford Escort to fourth overall at Sanremo. spectators helping to turn the car upright again. but could only take sixth in W2L, 23rd overall in the rally. ten on wide roads and the sur-driver, found himself in third face is quite smooth. Tuesday place. Sibera's Skoda retired on ran in a new region, rolling hills stage 1 with a broken gear box north of Savona where the roads housing and Longhi's Renault WRC sanremo Rallye Results were more narrow and a lot more went to the barn with valve H:a Rallye Sanrnu · RJi:y• d'ltJlla Iii Sa"""° 12-11 ac;::Jb~r 19~7 11: rooJn.'I ll world CM11p1os&~,p slippery so brakes suddenly be-train failure. 1 13, cclln 1tcRA£:w,cty an,c came a highly important ele-In Group N, Trelles was in 2 ,-it Hor~ ~JATTf/~abriziA I-on~ ment.. the lead and Rosenberger re-.J 11: 1011111 11AKINEN/Seppo HarJ.-ina• 1 f I ( 11 Carlo• SMJIZ/Llli• MOY• The three egs, o varying tired with a blown head gasket; 5 !DJ rreddy tou/Sven smeeta lengths were as follows, Leg 1 and thus the first day ended. --~,·• 1 a/ Juh~ XA"XKUHE~/Juha R~po · d f 105 L ·2 M R b k · i 11 I Andrea Mhin i/Lora R09,;1a cons1ste o seven stages, eg - c ae was ac tn ·8 111 Didi,r Auriol/Den,s Giraude: kms in length, Leg 2 was eight form while Loix was fading with 9 1 32 J ougo otdrat1/Paolo Lnz: ·cs I Ffll ? 6 f!N r F Subaru lmpreza \/Rear Subar~ ,~pun Mll$Ub1sh1 Lancer Evoluuan Ford tscort WRC~t ?oyr.t l Corolh Wilcar Fo1j !icort llacu Toyo<! 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Maki-1a 1?2) san~ro Sottih/P1aro Barb1tt1 clear and dry. nen was still beh1'nd L1·att1·, still · 21 ! ~:) An<tiu tl•nlH/Micoa ~r~n~ 23 (l05) ~ell lle~rdeniTrevor AQn•v Leg l -For most of this first ahead of Sainz and unable to 51 (A1J 1an1na O•pping!Tanj& HAttJen I l day the weather was unusually lay a glove on McRae. Opel ~St,ra GS, Opel Corsa Gol Hon~• ClvlC VT1 Ferd os,oct ll3 Co""orth A H~Sl8-94 (CZr A AA2v,eL i I J A AF20TK ! l l 11 PJZOOKii (va1 k H-AK76~1 (tJ ♦h. H•. 4Js. •• i!l. ,u11. th.•• in. 4211.10s." ln.12~.H•."' -dry and except for some gravel Mhsubishi lost Uwe N ittel here and there, conditions were after a series of problems, off perfect. The good weather also the road on stage 15 and rolled brought out spectators in un-the car on 16. Toyota was also precedented numbers and so unhappy, Auriol lost 30 sec-many gathered alongside the first onds in service, Loix had a stage due to be held (stage 2) sticking relief valve on the that it had to be cancelled. hand brake mechanism. Makinen was first on the road Down the field Cunico broke and he said later that being first a driveshaft, De Mevius retired isn't too a few times he with turbo pressure problems had spectators on the stage, right and Navarra changed shocks in in front of him. In the sound order to pick up his pace. absorbing woods, the quietness · The gaps at the end· of the of the Mitsubishi was its own day were familiar, Tommi had worst enemy, spectators were gained a second on Liatti, Sainz unable to hear the car until it was 29 seconds behind, Auriol was upon them. was further back; the only real 121 starttr$. 67 f1n1sh<rs . •Gtoup •inn~c~ . "\oJ2L ... ,l!d1t,' •in:1•r. M~HUF.1.c:'UR£RS DUVCRS. lltr.n,: 's avera~e ,peed·c•,tr sta~es 89.08kph (UCQrd) (U.lBk~h W2r,). Paolo Andreucci in his first movement was McRae who Renault Maxi Megane Kit Car came up from 40 seconds be-found himself leading his home hind to six behind. world championship rally! The In W2L, Andreucci's. front second stage was 28 kms long running came to an end when and Paolo paid the price for his he hit a rock and destroyeq the lead, having used up his tires and steering. This should have al-he quickly fell to eighth place. lowed Sperrer into the lead but Makinen was quickest on the his suspension failed. Harri Ro-stage, found himself in second vanpera in his SEAT was now place, but the new leader was in the lead, followed by Renaud Freddy Loix in the Corolla. Five Verreydt in his SEAT and Fon-seconds separated the top three, tana in a Renault. At stage end, with Liatti in the Subaru close Harri led Fontana by two min-behind. The Fords were close utes with Danti's Skoda an-behind but Sainz wasn't happy other four minutes further having chosen tires that were too back. long lasting. In Group N, Trelles went off Loix had a trouble fre·e day, the road on stage 16 after suf-while Auriol had a sequential fering brake problems through-gearshift linkage break and had to switch to manual system. Near the end of the day, there were so many tree leaves on the stages it was becoming difficult to de-cide where to place the cars. The leading non-professional driver at the end of the day An-drea Aghini in his Toyota Celica. Uwe Nittel was tenth and Raul Sufan was out after an accident. Daniel Ducruet, former husband of Princess Stephanie of Monaco, was out, off the road in his Toyota on the first stage. out the day, and the Subaru of Manfrinato led at days end. · Day three, Leg 3 and another beautiful day it was, although· stage 19 was canceled due to forest fires in the area and the stage road was needed for ac-cess. Loix lost a few seconds in an off the road excursion and was now only three seconds in front of Auriol, who said his engine was fine but the suspen-sion and gearbox needed help. Liatti was having trouble with the setup of the car and on the second stage McRae finally got ahead of him. Navarra retired with gearbox failure, and Tra:va-galia went off the road on stage 23 and retired. The first four places were up for gr.abs. The gap between Colin and Piero was never more than five seconds. With two stages to go, Colin was one second in front. On stages 20 and 21 Sainz took seven sec-onds off of Makinen, but the Finn caught back and on stage 23 of 25 they were tied in third, 19 behind McRae, the leader. After stage 24 they were still tied! Equally exciting was the battle between Loix and Kank-. kunen for fifth place and in the Andreucci was the star of the day in W2L, but Sperrier in the other Renault was less than a minute behind. Gomez was hav-ing various troubles in the SEAT as Rovanpera, the number two Freddy Loix and Sven Smeets had the early lead but finally settled for fifth overall in the Toyota Corolla. Dusty Times January 1998 end all of the. top six finished within a one minute blanket. At the end, Liatti clocked into the final service a minute late (10 second penalty} and McRae was the winner, finish-ing with six seconds in hand. Liatti was second, Makinen third and Sainz was fourth, all four within 14 seconds of the winner. In W2L Rovanpera was starting to enjoy asphalt rally-ing and was in 10th overall! Hr i.s expected to join the ford team next year. Fontana in the Renault and Danti in the Skoda were next in line. In Group N Stagni had some near fatal problems on stage 22 but he brought the Mitsubishi home a winner with second • place over an hour behind. With still two events to run, it can get even more interest-ing with so many choices to be made in tires, suspension, etc. aud the proper choice can mean a championship. ■ Against a picturesque background, Mario Stagni and Enrico Brazziolo took the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution to first Group N and 14th overall in Italy. Tommi Makinen applies some opposite lock, heading for third place in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Page 21

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GLEN HELEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Gall Wins Round seven By Ron Miller Photos: Ralph Mason We won't speculate what.Gary Gall is doing here but we can tell you that he won both heats at Glen Helen and is second in season points in Super 1600. October was all the rage when Round Seven was contested on the "26th" day of our most "hal-lowed" month. Additionally, No-vember (and Round 8) will have gobbled up and passed October by the time your eyes and these words meet. December mean-while, will have blown past No-vember and 1997 should be only half a lap (month) from the fin-ish. So that also means that the "Show of all Shows", the C.O.R.R. sanctioned, Exxon/ Superflo sponsored, Off Road Winter Series at Glen Helen Raceway is already hi tory too! Fall fell and "Round Eight" was great. Glen Helen's sensational 1997 Short Course Championship Series, which has grown year af-ter year in both prestige and popu-larity, ended another season on a high note (November 23rd}. The baddest off road dudes in the west were crowned, and their names and deeds were entered into rac-ing lore. Congratulations to all the "Champions", as well as to all others who participated, and spe-cial kudos to those who made the show "Go". There were a total of four "Champs" who successfully defended their '96 titles in 1997. This most difficult of tasks was ac-complished by Steve Bishop (Class 1/2 1600 Short Course), Rennie Awana (Superlites), Matt Sweeney (Rally}, and Guy Save-dra (Odyssey}. It's tough enough to work your way to the top, but your proven ability to stay there has more than earned you the dis-tinction of being a true Cham-pion. A few of the newly crowned "Kings of their Class" were Dwight Greene (Class 8), Sean McKenzie (Class 8S), Arto Ylikan-gas (Class 9), Rick Huseman (Class 7S), Ron Satter (Class 5), Chad Gall (Class Super 1600), Adam Rasmussen (Class 10), Raul Flores (Class 7), David Anckner (Class S-I 600), and all of the A TV winners Eric Cobb (Pro), Rob Baumsteiger (Beginner}, and 1997's Glen Helen "Top 1997 Series Points Earner" Todd Wittman gets a wee bit of air under his Chevy as he flies to a pair of wins at the Glen and he is hotly in pursuit of the Class 8 championship. Jerry Miller won Class 5 at the Glen in his super good looking car, and Jerry is second in season points in class. Dave Anderson. Very fast forward to the 1997 "Winter Series" Off Road ex-travaganza. It was nearly inde-scribable. A scintillating speed show of sight and sound. Was that the most wild weekend of off road racing ever? If you missed it, you probably still haven't forgiven yourself. Every heat was like a highlight reel of sensational per-formances, turned in by what was arguably the finest crop of racing talent ever assembled on Mother Earth. This year's renewal some-how managed to exceed even the loftiest of expectations. Another out of this world voyage through Southern Californ a "air space", courtesy of those daring young· men (and gals) in their flying machines. As advertised every-one, especially the fans, went home big winners. It was extra gratifying to see such exceptional efforts turned in by the local con-tingent as well. Helmets off to the legions of "horsepower heros" who showed the entire sporting world how the west was really won. The event's crowd was so enormous, that attendance figures are still being totaled. Christmas arrived early at Glen Helen, cre-ating a yuletide "Wonder in Winnerland". Tell your mailman that off road's "Race of the Year" is being featured in the next issue of Dusty Times, and that you might go postal if it's delayed. David Anckner is sandwiched here but never fear, he went on to win both races at the Glen and had a good shot at staying in front in 5-1600. Jeff Richardson owned Class 7 in both races at the Glen, shown here flying to the win in his BFG Toyota pickup. Another typically sunny setting greeted the fans and racers for the next to last race of the '97 series. The sky sparkled like a sapphire, with help from a stiff breeze that was blowing hard when this sen-tence began. I decided to describe for you fans, one of those unique Southern California days when it's so clear that you should be uncomfortably hot, but a gentle breeze cools things to make you feel just right. But no sooner than I began to write this down, the breeze disappeared, it got really hot, and I thought my cool idea had scored a DNS. Well anyway, there was some excellent racing and another strong showing at the entry box.· Sixty-something were signed up to do battle and battle they did. Some of the highlights included a women's only race (won by Stacy Fay), a rare ATV appearance at Glen Helen by high flyin' Pro Class winner Mark Ehrhardt, and wins in two sepa-==== Class 7S is where Rick Huseman races and reigns, winning both races on Sunday · Sean McKenzie flies to his second win of the day at the Glen and it looks like he and he has also easily clinched the season points in his class. has won the season points in Class BS. . ----------''-~-----------·-------Continued on page 24 Page 22 January 1998 Dusty Times

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Matt Sweeney won both races in the Rally Class and has a good shot · Jim Fay is in the middle here as he runs to the checkered flag, taking ATV Pro Class winner, Mark Ehrhardt gets high and mighty as he won both races at the Glen on Sunday. at retaining his class lead in season points. a first and a second in 1/2-1600, an almost perfect day rate classes (Pilot and Class 8) by happening, so on to Ron's Race from the Beginner class. Mark Todd Wittman. Additionally, Ger- Recap. Ehrhardt turned out to be the ardo Novelo, who along with Bob The races, on a day that felt winner by taking both heats on Beyer put together that terrific Es-much more like August than Oc-the day. Ehrhardt, a dominant tero Beach event (in early Octo-tober, were divided into two, racer in the So. California area, her), made his local debut at this · ·four race heats. The "women was making his first start of this track. Another of the talented only" race was contested imme- track's '97 series. His pair of "Ehr-A TV Pros from the Last Rebel diately following the final race of Shows" left nothing but .second Racing team, Adam Campbell, put heat number two. The A TV and third place for fellow Pro's on a good show for the fans. classes were the first to take to Brian Goodfellow and Adam Campbell was doing a little bit of the track. The entrants included Campbell to compete for. It was T&E work, racing a 4-stroke three Pro's, twelve lntermedi-no real surprise that Goodfellow against the 2-strokes. Alot was ates, and another nine racers swept second in both heats, espe-PRP Premier Racing Products From $149.95 each plus shipping & handling Proudly introduces the "Premo" full suspension seat, at an affordable price with quick delivery and many stylish colors. This is the premier seat for your jeep, truck, race car or buggy. cially considering that Campbell was piloting a four stroker that put · him at a serious power disadvan-tage. In the Intermediate Class, . Dave Anderson applied the frost-ing to his 1997 cake. Anderson prevailed in both heats to open a seemingly insurmountable lead in the points chase. Form really held true in this opening heat, as the first through fourth place racers in this series' points totals finished up in first through fourth. De-fending class champion Richard Yakkey, the closest to Anderson in season points, was also closest to him in Heat One and finished second. The respective third and fourth place racers in totals, Chris Alvarado and Bryan, took third and fourth place. The re-maining racers in their order of finish were Joe Noon, Douglas Peters, Mike Nishimoto, Chris Parro, Rick Kresge, Raul Perez, The second race was for Super-Daniel Yonan, and Ron Holthaus. lites, Pilot, and the Open Odys-Following Anderson to the finish sey/Superlite Class. In the Super-line in Heat Two were the day's lites,- it was all Rennie Awana. overall second and third place fin- Awana towered over his class-ishers, B. Yonan, and Peters. · mates on this day, as he skillfully Parro's fourth in the "main", swept to victory in both heats. In moved him up to sixth overall. so doing, Awana has also placed Noon took fifth in both catego- another Superlites Championship ries, and Holthaus improved to under lock and key. A newcomer finish sixth in the heat. Yakkey to the Glen Helen scene, Tim placed fourth overall with a sev- Baker, finished second in heat enth in Heat Two, and the sev- number one. Third went to Peter enth spot overall went to Alvara- Kujundzich, while the fourth spot do. In Beginner Class action, went to Stanley Bennett. Fifth Steve Cobb and Cain Smead place was taken down by yet an-battled for the day's top honors. other new face, that would be Cobb took the measure of his ri- Keith Ehlers. Kenny Kendall and val, when he raced to the open-Matt Scaroni completed the re-ing heat win over Smead. Rob suits of Heat One finishers. In the Baumsteiger, who currently sits "main", Awana led the Superlites atop the Beginner Class in point on another merry chase, and totals, finished third in both those following the Nature's heats. Mike Johnson, the only Recipe standout across the finish racer remaining with any chance line, scored the same results in of overtaking Baumsteiger, scored both Heat Two and overall. Ben-a pair of fourths on the day. In nett got by Kujundzich to grab the Heat Two, Smead rose to the oc-runner up spot, while Kendall casion and pulled out the win. His bested Scaroni for fourth place. "main" victory over runner-up . There was but a single entrant in Cobb, also vaulted Smead to the the Pilot class this day, however overall win. The remaining finish-that fact didn't seem to bother ers (following Baumsteiger and Todd Wittman too much. Johnson) in heat number two Wittman's win in the Pilot were Cindy Gibson, Bert Hilliard, stretched his lead over Clint Wol-Tony Okada, John Hammons, sey in series' point totals to 26, en-and Dan Vaugh. tering the eighth and final round. In the Open Odyssey/Superlite Class, a field of three faced the starter for Heat One. Jeff Pearl emerged with the win in the opener. When Brian Hoogeveen experienced problems that brought his day to a premature end, it was Rick Hoogeveen who went on to take second place. Then when neither Pearl nor Brian Hoogeveen could answer the bell for the start of the "main", it was (literally) just like a Sun-day drive for Rick Hoogeveen, en route to the overall score. The third race was contested by the top pair of Rally Class racers, , a quartet of Super 1600 and Class • 3/4" x .065 steel frame for strength • Ballistic nylon inner liner for strength and true suspension feel. • 5-1600 entrants, a trio of Class 1/ Both Class 9 races were won by Scott Weers, shown here flying high in his run to 2 1600 Desert participants, and a the checkered flag at the Glen. ===-pair ofracers from both Classes 5 • Stylish outer cover with extra foam for comfort and support • High quality vinyl and 100% polyolefin tweed with high resistant to fraying and fading used on cover • Slotted for harness style belts • Four standard colors in stock at all times for quick delivery, many other color combinations available. • Low backs and bench seats available . PRP Premier Racing Products 1-800-317-6253 / Fax 909-676-6311 Tim Casey and the good looking Toyota won both races at the Glen, Tim is tied in points for the season points in Stock Mini 2WD. and 9. In the 1/2 1600 Desert Class, newcomer Scott Peterson made his debut in this series a memorable one. Peterson took the checkered flag in Heat One, and his 3 2 points scored on the day, has given him a legitimate shot at stealing the class title in Round 8 (November 23). The West's most prolific sire of female off road talent, Jim Fay, jumped behind the wheel and raced to a second place finish in the open-ing heat. Another newcomer, Ron Hart, finished in the third spot . In Heat Two, "Gentleman Jim" made it "pay day" and "Fay day", when he bested his rivals to take the overall win. Peterson's second touched Hart out of the second spot, but left him a point shy of Page 24 January 1998 Dusty Times

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Dave Anderson won both ATV Intermediate class races at the Glen Cain Smead had a second and a first in ATV Beginner, shown here Rick Hoogeveen took second and first in the Odyssey/Superlite Class, and he leads the class season points as well. _d_ee_p_,_·n_fi~lig~h_t_a_t _th_e_G_l_e_n._______________ and he has a shot a the season points in his class. the winner. In Class 5, it was nice though, with a pair of game vie-name, unfortunately had over-day competing with her usual Su- very own little Christmas card, I to see Jerry Miller back on track tories. The stage is now set for the heating problems in both heats. In perlites Class redeemed herself would most sincerely like to wish at Glen Helen. Miller, who hadn't deciding duel between these two Class 8, Todd Wittman continued nicely by besting the "all femme all of you, and your families and been seen in these parts in nearly well matched competitors. By vir- his late season surge with another field". With the exception of the friends, a most wonderful holiday a year, put together two strong tue of his two home-runs in Round pair of victories. Four heat wins, winner, Denise Wittman left the season. My most cherished gift, is runs to complete a sweep on the 7, "Mighty Casey" has evened the two trophies, and a nice little pay-other ladies in her wake, to secure that of being blessed with friends day. Brent Foes finished runner- score at 141 points each, going day, no doubt made Wittman's second place. Leslie Anderson's and family including all of you up in both heats, as he also made into the final inning, I mean drive back to Scottsdale, Arizona driving prowess earned her third . wonderful readers out there. The his initial Class 5 start in this round. In Class 7S, it was all Rick a bit more enjoyable. Dwight place. A total of eight fearless spirit of the season burns ever season's series. It was another Huseman again. Huseman has Greene, currently poised to score foxes challenged both the course brighter, thanks to the warm match race in Class 9, as Scott had a terrific series, and his sweep his first ever class championship, and each other, and quite frankly, wishes that are sent and received, Weers and Arto Ylikangas of both heats was another "day at did well to twice finish as runner "road rage" never looked so good! and the love that is with us squared off. Weers proved best on the office" for the soon to be up. Adam Daffner, yet another of Congratulations to all-the gals throughout the entire year. Merry this occasion, fashioning a pair of crowned champion of the mini the new racers who made their who joined in on the fun. Christmas and best wishes to all victories. Ylikangas, although un- truck class. It was· great to have debut at Glen Helen in Round That's all folks, except for my in 1998! ■ able to score the win, was able to the talented Ramiro Gonzales Seven, completed the Class 8 cut Dan Mustoe's points lead in back competing at Glen Helen scorii;ig with a pair of thirds. In class to 13, heading into the final too. Especially when Gonzales was Class 8S, it was last call for any-round. Still another match race punted off the course, over a wa-one hoping to wrestle the cham-was on tap in the Rally Class.- . ter barrier, and was headed di- pionship away from Sean McKen-Matt Sweeney was, and is-, in the rectly towards the scorers tower. zie. McKenzie's victory was never driver's seat following his pair of I'm still wondering how Gonzales really seriously threatened. "Big victories over Steve Errea. managed to avoid crashing into Mc" widened his points lead to Sweeney opened more than a and wiping out the tower. I owe 42, with two more convincing tal-little breathing room over Errea you a sincere thanks Ramiro, but lies. Denise Wittman did well to in their race for class supremacy. I think you owe the Public Ad- grab a pair of second place fin-Errea, who had closed to within a dress Announcer a new pair of ishes, but McKenzie just keeps on single point of Sweeney, now finds shorts to replace the ones he ru- truckin'. Chuck Foreman's debut himself 20 back and facing an ined? Where was I now, oh yeah, resulted in a third place finish in . uphill battle for the crown. In Gonzales still managed to twice heat number one, which com-Class Super 1600, Gary Gall made finish in the second spc,t back of pleted the 8S scaring. it back to back victories in rounds Huseman. The other 7S entrant The final race of the day was a six and seven. Gall proved best on was Gerardo Novelo, who trav- special event restricted to women the day, with a solid pair of heat eled from Ensenada, Mexico to only. The gals gladly took center wins over Phil Gourlie. Gourlie, make his Glen Helen debut. The stage, and the fans seemed to get who was driving one of the four famed racer, who owns the Estero a real kick out of the proceedings. "Quick 'n Bright" vehicles en-Beach Raceway that sports· his Stacy Fay, who had a very long tered on the day, raced well to earn the second placings. Steve Bishop finished in the third spot in both heats and overall results .. Larry Gourlie, who was the other class entrant, ran into consider-able trouble on the day in both heats. The quartet doing battle in Class 5-1600, put on their usual fine show. David Anckner seem-ingly clinched the class champi-onship with two more strong vic-tories. Anckner's first win was over his arch rival Jeffrey Hantz. Hantz placed second in the opener, with Steve Borio grabbing third for the Borio team. Scott LeTourneau had a rough day, while taking part in both heats. In Heat Two, Anckner completed his sweep by besting Paul Borio, who finished in second. Team Borio was able to secure the over-all second spot, when Hantz was forced to settle for third in the "main". The fourth race was contested by all the truck classes. It was not a great day for Class 7 racer Raul Flores. Flores was forced to make an early exit in Heat One, and had no choice but to call it a day. Jeff Richardson, yet another new-comer to this series, didn't seem to mind Flores' unscheduled de-parture. Richardson had little trouble while racing to a pair of wins in his debut. In Stock Mini 2WD action, Tim Casey and Bill Barnes locked horns for the ump-teenth time this year. Casey tamed "Wild Bill" on this day Dusty Times Rennie Awana has already cinched the Superlites class at the Glen, but that didn't stop him from winning both races on Sunday Pilot Class winner in both races was todd Wittman and he leads the season points in class with one more set of races to go. 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John Hedericks took second place in all four races, taking the Toyota Richard Bennett flies gracefully but too slow to make a big impact on Bruce Watman garnered two seconds and two third place finishes at to a fabulous finish for the evening in Sport Trucks. the podium in Sport Trucks, steering damage the supposed villain. Adelaide, giving his 1600 competitors a fight all the way. AUSTRALIAN STADIUM OFF ROAD GRAN PRIX Bennett, Mickle, and Fitcher in der the Chevy than Attard rolled, close company. In heat three Weel stopping the race only one lap and Hederics shared the front row. short. The race was declared with There were now nine trucks in the W eel the winner. The young star field with Mark Manns returning had won all five races for the after a timing belt problem in prac- Trucks. Bennett took second with tice. Weel lead into turn one while Hederics third over Manns, there was a big nose-to-tail, behind Attard, Taylor and Fitcher hav-with Hederics, Attard and Fitcher. ing fuel pump problems. weelWins Downunder Stadium Wee! meanwhile showed more 1600 Buggies dominance at the lead. There was Only a small group of six bug-close racing through the pack; gies, but nevertheless some great Mickle, Bennett, and Owen rub-racing. Heat one saw Bruce bingtheirwayaroundthetrack.At Watman at the wheel of his new the end Wee! had scored three from buggy, but local, Mick Cowie soon three heats. Hederics took another had the lead role. W atman got second place, while Attard claimed against a tire, allowing the field third. The Class Final saw the pair through. Cowie took the win over of Toyotas of Weel and Hederics Ashley Jennings, Watman and again take the lead. Owen once Andrew Ziems. Heat two and Zi-again got spun around, Attard and ems took off pole and was never Bennett closed up on Hederics. headed. The Yokohama car going Manns soon joined the fight for sec-out to a huge lead. Chris Tarren ond while Weel extended his lead. held second for a while until Weel took the ~in, securing the Watman came through to take points for first in the 1997 stadium second at the end with Jennings series. Hederics once again followed close behind. In the third heat it in second, while the order behind was Ziems again that took the read Attard, Manns, Bennett, lead. Cowie and Watman were Fitcher, Scott Anderson and swapping places for second in a Mickle in the ex-Nelson & Nelson great show. Ziems took the win Chev. with Cowie second and Watman The Feature Final is the last third. There was a blanket finish race of the night for good reason. . for fourth with Jennings, Scott With the fastest off the rear any- Moore, and Tarren. thing happens. A surprise driver The 1600 Final saw the appear-Paul Wee/ and his Toyota pickup was the big Sport Truck winner at Adelaide, winning the five races that he entered and he was of the Scott Anderson Rodeo was ance of Chris Watman who dam-the undisputed hero of the evening. - · noW' top buggy driver, Daren age,d a motor in practice but Th_e final round of the-Yoko- · Wells. Also Nev Taylor had his fronted h9ping to get points. Zi-hama Stadium Off Road.Series topk · VW Baja from the Tin Top race ems led into the first corner and place at Wayville Showgrounds in . off the front row. Taylor took the out jumped everybody to hold a Adelaide, South A_u$tralia. A early lead but Bennett's huge good lead gap. Cowie held second THE BUMP STOPS HERE Stop the up-travel on your suspension b this advanced bump stop system. These Bu1np Stops come complete with a mounting system, poly-eurethane end piece and ~nough valving to get the job done. 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Bruce Watman came home Open and 1600 buggy Finals. Wells had stopped with problems second over Tarren, Jennings and Sports Trucks. but took off again. Wee! was carv- a smoky Chris Watman. The first heat consisted of eight ing through the pack and moved Open Buggies of the Stadium Trucks and the early into second when Mickle lost a Another small but quality field lead was taken by John Hederics. belt. Wee! then closed and tried of six buggies. The first heat was His-teammate Paul Weel slotted everything to get past Bennett. a bit wet and slippery and it was into second while Richard Bennett Wells was out with overheating. Bob Strawbridge taking the lead. pulled up with steering damage in No sooner had Wee! slipped un-Towards the end Daren Wells the big desert Chev. Despite a spin, Chris Owen held third. In the sec-ond last comer of the race W eel slipped under Hederics and took the win. Hederics was second with Owen third. Ironicatly both Hederics and Wee! have great ca-reers on motorcycles; Hederics in endurance and W eel in supercross. Alex Fitcher had the Mazda going well into fourth place. Heat two and Paul Weel was off pole spot, and led Wayne Attard's ex-Evans Dodge into the first comer. Attard went wide and allowed Gavin Mickle through who then spun across the field starting mass panic. When all was sorted out W eel led from Hederics and Attard. That order remained to the finish while the race for fourth was close with January 1998 Andrew Ziems performed well in the Cougar, winning the second·heat and the final in 1600 for a great evening at the Wayville Showgrounds. Dusty Times

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Glenn Owen had a first and three seconds at Adelaide, not too shabby Nev Taylor had a fairly good evening, a first, two seconds and a DNF Richard Bennett, Paul Wee/ and John Hedericks (L to R) accept their just rewards from two Yokohama lookers. in the hard fought Open class. in the Desert Tin Top portion of the event. slipped by and left the tight bunch The buggies too get a fastest to lead in her VW Baja over Harley of Strawbridge, Glenn Owen and the rear Feature Final, and it com-Cooke's USA imported Ford Paul Styles to fight for second. bines the 1600s and the Open Ranger. Jon Patard's flying HiLux Wells took the win over Owen, cars. With nine in total it was was coming through the pack and Styles and Strawbridge. Owen led going to be a good race. Bentley very soon made his way right up the second Heat while the action grabbed the early lead and as ex- to the lead spot. Cooke was out was with Wells getting locked up pected there was a pile up in the with blown steering. Patard took with Styles. Wells got free and first corner. Jennings came out the win over Frank, and Graeme passed Styles the next lap. Owen best and took the lead with Bruce Randall's VW Baja. Craig Bridge meanwhile went. on to win the Watman close behind. Straw-lead Heat two in his Charger but race. W ells took second with bridge got out of shape on the wassoontakenoverbyTheoVan Byron Murfet coming in third. moguls and was on his side when Luenen's Mitsubishi Ute. Patard The third Heat saw Wells take he clipped Wells and went over. once again used his speedway the lead while Styles ·spun and The restart brought the field back skills to come through and take damaged his gearbox. Wells led together. Watman took the lead the lead while Nev Taylor closed over Owen and Hayden Bentley, over Murfet. Wells pulled up with up on him in his VW. Patard took making some moves up the order. a rare breakage; a front king pin. the win over Taylor with Van Strawbridge was lucky not to endo Owen was using his huge amounts Luenen just edging out Bruce with a vertical landing off the big of horsepower to reel the leaders Muir. With Patard off the pole it jump. But it did seem to damage in and before long he was into was a sure bet in Heat three. Tay-his steering. Wells took the heat second looking for a way past lor though put the pressure on win over Owen. Bentley came in Watman. He out dragged again, along with Frank. Further third while Murfet was close be-Watman and took the lead and back was a battle of the big trucks hind. The Open Final as expected eventually the race win. Watman with Cooke and Yvonne Johnson's came down to a duel between took a fine second place with a Chev having a good duel. John Ire-Wells and Owen. Wells"pulled out happy Murfet in third. Ziems was land stopped with electrical woes. a bit each lap on Owen. Murfet fourth with Dean Fettke next Patard took his third Heat win from meanwhile came up to dice with over Bentley. three starts. Taylor grabbed second Owen: Wells had a good lead by Desert Tin Tops with Frank, Muir, and Randall fol-the time the eight laps were up A welcome addition to the Sta- lowing. and took a fine win. Owen was on dium classes was a huge group of In the Final, Taylor used his his own in second as M urfet broke the desert .based cars that got to- turbo power to win the start. Pa-a front king pin. Luckily it broke gether for a race. In all, 11 cars tard however was to get a flat tire. on the last lap and the Tasmanian from Classes 4 and 5 fronted ( Randall and Muir were having a limped in for third. Bentley took VW's and 2wd Heavy Metal ). great scrap for third. Peter fourth after a short stop. Heat one saw Christine Frank Gamaut had been putting on a · great show and went one better by rolling. Patard held second with the flat tire but then broke the steering. A two wheeling Muir moved his MitsubishiUte into sec-ond. Taylor took the win. Muir grabbed second place over Randall, and then Van·Luenen. Desert Buggies Such was the support for the Adelaide event from competitors, an extra class was put on for the more desert type buggies. A mix-ture of 15 Class 1, 2, 3, & 9 bug-gies lined up, some were double entered from other races. Heat one saw Mick Cowie take the lead with Ashley Jennings following. This pair swapped the lead many times before Cowie took the win. Daren Wells won everything but the second heat at Adelaide, and he was certainly Jennings took second over Straw-the Open class winner at the hotly contested race. bridge and Nev Day. Heat two. John Patard (right) won three heats during the evening, suffered a flat in the Final but was the undisputed winner in the Desert Tin Top class. Dusty Times saw Strawbridge off pole and holding a good lead. Chris T arren held second over Douglas Petty and Clive Randall. In the end Strawbridge won over Tarren, Petty and Wally Schmid. l-Ieat three was a repeat of heat one where Cowie and Jennings swapped the lead. All eyes were on Dean Fettke who was putting in the biggest jumps of all. In the end Cowie again got the upper hand over Jennings. Nev Day came through the pack and grabbed third. Fourth was close with Randall edging' out Eric Schmid. The Final was down to eight cars but still entertaining. Jennings took an early lead over Day ·and Eric Schmid. Randall somehow escaped a roll with a January 1998 vertical landing. Jennings ex-fourth over Tarren and Ben tended his lead while the two Erceg. Schmid cars and Day fought so A truly sensational night's rac-hard for second the three went ing and one the Adelaide crowd side by side for a couple of laps; won't forget . .It was a fitting end even jumping three wide! Day to a great series of Australian Off had a moment up on two wheels Road Stadium racing which saw and lost time. 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......... M ___ E---...;;;;;..,D ___ I ___ A=---.:R;;;.;:;...E_-(. __ E A S E Mac:Pberson, BFGoodricb Win Big At •997 SCORE A wards Night for Immediate releue · PRIMM--Veteran race team owner .Joe MacPherson and the BFGoodrich Tire Company were the big winners Saturday night as SCORE International officially wrapped up the 1997 SCORE Desert Championship Series with ita annual awards banquet held at the Primm Valley 'Reeort Hotel/Casino. MacPhereon, a former championship driver who now steers Team Mac.Pherson of IMTine, Calif., was honored as the SCORE Per110n of the Year while BFGoodrich, based in Akron, Ohio, was presented three awards as the top Contingency Company, Entry Sponsor and Pit Support Team of the Year. "We've been a part ofthie sport since the beginning and to be recogni:i:ed like this by SCORE and it's membership is an honor that we11 never forget," said MacPhereon, whose team fields two Chevrolet trucks in the SCORE Desert Championship Series. "I may be the boss, but I would be up here ifit weren't for every single member of Team MacPhereon. Joining a list of previous winner likes Ivan Stewart. Michael Gaughan and Walker Evans is really humbling." With a capacity crowd of nearly 500 participating in the festivities. John Herder, who won the firm two races of the season in Class 1, was voted the SCORE Rookie of the Year and the late Jean Calvin . ' who published DufJty Times magazine until her death last Spring, was selected Off-Roadsman Journalist of the Year for a record seventh time. jilnco was honored once again as the Original Buggy Chassis Manufadurer of the Year while FAT Performance repeated as the years top Engine Builder. Other annual awards went to American Honda (Motorcycle Manufacturer) and Carrera Photography (Photographer), Point champions for the 23 different SCORE classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs were also honored. Leading the parade of champions were Curt LeDuc, who won the featured Trophy-Truck division in hie Jeep Grand Cherokee and Da:men Jefferies, who was the overall Pro end Class 1·2/1600 point champion. Las Vegas racers Troy Herbst (Class 1) and Chuck Harris (Protruck) were among the other class winners. NEWSLETTER SUMMIT would like to make it perfectly clear that everything we do is based upon a simple concept! "WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE SPORT". Deter-mined to maintain a positive and focused approach, we chose to start by helping SCORE. By initially helping SCORE we feel we are doing what's best for the sport. Thru a large collective effort we have established the name, SUMMIT. We have a mission statement and we have established goals, (Please refer to the DUSTY TIMES DECEMBER ISSUE page two). We have an attorney putting together the framework for a non profit corporation. Temporary directors and acting class reps have been appointed. Class surveys have been taken to help with the '98 / '99 SCORE INTERNATIONAL RULE BOOK. Small working committees have been formed to work towards accomplishing SUMMIT'S goals. We are still working to determine a membership fee schedule to fund the tasks SUMMIT has set for itself. Interim funding is being supplied by benefactors, most of whom have donated $500.00. .. Listed below are specific committees and contact names to write, expressing your ideas, observations or suggestions for the betterment of the sport. CORRESPONDENCE ...................................................................................................................... JUDY SMITH FUND RAISING ............................................ BOB GORDON, MIKE JULSON, BOB LAND, ROD MULLER MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES ............................................................................................................... DAVE DASH OPEN FORUM MEETING ................................. BILL RODRIGUEZ, JUDY SMITH, BOB STEINBERGER PROMOTING THE SPORT ........ BRUCE CONRAD, ROD MULLER, MIKE THOMAS, DALE EBBERTS PUBLIC RELATIONS ................................................................................................................. DA VE ASHLEY SAFETY .......................................... MICHEAL BELL, DAVE ASHLEY, HAROLD NICKS, ART SAVADRA TECHNICAL ........................................................ MIKE JULSON, KENT LOTHRINGER, MIKE THOMAS SUMMIT IS AN OFFROAD RACING ASSOCIATION OPEN TO ANYONE WHO LOVES THE SPORT. WE NEED A MAILING LIST PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORM & SEND IT TO THE ADDRESS BELOW. NAME....... ............................................................................................ PHONE#..................................... ................ FAX# ................................................. . ADDRESS............................................................................................. 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WHIPLASH MOTORSPORTS SONOYTA TO ROCKY POINT Herder Hauls the Freight at Point-To-Point 150 By "No Brakess" Drake Photos: Thought Patterns John Herder took the overall lead at check #5 and from there on he sailed over the course for the absolute overall win, beating the bikes as well. October 18, 1997 PUERTO PENASCO, Sonora. As if El Nino wasn't enough ex-citement for this formerly sleepy fishing village on the Sea,of Cortez, Tuscon's John Herder in his Jimco led a charge from the north, a horde of hundreds of off road racers from across the South-western United States, to take the Overall and Pro Class 1 honors at the Sonoyta to Rocky Point "Point to Point 150," penultimate event of the Whipfash Motor-sports 1997 Desert Tour. · Herder, a past ATV overall winner here, took advantage of all the power a fresh type 4 could muster, and set a blistering pace, besting the first overall motor-cycle and MC Open Pro winner Matt Berault by fourteen minutes. Years ago, the motorcycle ranks were usually assured of the over-all, but recent advances in off road race car suspension technol-ogy and the addition of mega horsepower have swung the pe_n-dulum toward four wheels. A point-to~point race win al-ways has a certain cache. Not only do the racers themselves put in their usual deterinined perfor-mances, but the whole race team puts out a large effort to cover the logistics of refueling, chasing the checkpoints and pit support. I can remember some pretty wild times just trying to cover this race, like the time I invited famed enduro rider/writer Ed Hertfelder and we froze to death all day, then just about got blown off Sandy Beach by gale force winds. Luckily, I'd already sunk my box van past the axles! The race starts at the bull ring in the border city of Sonoyta, south of and adjacent to Organ Pipe National Park, in very beau-tiful, but rugged, desert mountain terrain. The nasty loop around the big mountain was out this year due to a recalcitrant -gate keeper. I don't expect too many racers missed it THAT much. Ocotillo and the Organ Pipe cacti line a rocky, crooked trail south to a pass through a mountain range and into open-read fast-desert valleys. Affectionately known as the Curio Sn.op, the first check is a welcome site, twenty miles out. The wick gets turned up here, in fact, it's pretty much WFO from here on, with endurance and an appetite for high speed whoops more relevant than technical dif-ficulty. And it just keeps getting sandier and sandier. And faster and faster. Past the Goat Farm, hang a right at the Big Tree, which isn't all that big, but, well, it's the biggest around there. Then the course skirts a railroad for a ten mile long straightaway, albeit with various bumps and jumps. A tum back inland away from the sea leads into some coastal dunes and some windy trails. Did I mention this race was sandy? · A road crossing a few klicks north of town made for an easy fi-nal pit and the route headed to the northwest. Short of Cholla Bay, it took a turn to the south and then east and a flat, fast run to the finish line. MOTORCYCLES & A TVS At eight a.m., over 150 racers began their assault, leaving in group& of four every fifteen sec-onds. Will Mundy held the lead on the road and in MC Open Pro to check #5, with Matt Berault, Matt Murphy, David Shutte and, Harry Nevel in hot pursuit. 'But ·it was not to be Mundy's day, as he was penalized ten minutes for a course deviation. Berault took advantage to sail ahead and .take the win with a time of 2: 18:50. Nevel was second, 1:37 back; with a narrow five second margin over Murphy, third. Another two min-utes back was Shutte, with Allen Woods rounding out the top five. In ATV Open Pro, Warren Parton dominated early, with A TV Senior Pro winner Mike Vukovich keeping him honest a couple of minutes back. But Kevin Hickson was sneaking up fas,t after a lagging start and would turn in a time of 2:42:14 to take the win from Parton by over two minutes. Mike Johnson was third A TV Open Pro and Kyle Bohanscourt was second A TV Senior and last Pro to finish. Damon Franks took the lead early in Class 5, took the win and was sixth overall and it was his second consecutiv'e win also. MC 1 Experts saw Bill Williford edge out Brad Fuhrmann for the win with Greg Shaplin third in a hotly contested class battle. Paul Traedge showed 'em in MC 2, while Adam Johnston squeaked out the win in MC 3 by just three minutes. MC 4 winner Ryan Aspa led throughout as did MC S's quickest, Chris Munhall. But twenty minutes back, Calvin Wynkoop, Ricky Searle and Steve Santa Cruz had a three way battle all day long, Wynkoop earning second by just two seconds over Searle. Another close race was had in MC 7, where Harry Steiner squeezed past Tom Whatley with a two minute margin. In ·ATV I action, Russell Johnson enjoyed a ten+ minute cushion at the flag over Kirk Schreier. And Lane Steeber was the lone A TV 2 entry to break the three hour barrier. Jason Lanyi and R. D. Crawford fought it out in ATV 3 with Lanyi earning the first with a nearly minute and a half lead. The lone Pilot, piloted by Pro Larry Willingham, had an easy run to finish at 3:34:41. In the Mini ranks, over a· shorter, separate course, Eric Ha,-vens took the Overall and 80cc Beginners, Talmadge Ryan won the 80cc 14+, Brian Milligan the A TV 205 11 +, and Dylan Dixon earned the ATV 80cc 9+ trophy. And in the "future champion" Pee Wees, Cody Broxmeyer took the Overall and ATV 80cc 5-8, Erik Mertens brought home the ATV 205cc 5-8 win, and Dallas Culp won the A TV 90cc 5-8 class. CARS & TRUCKS Beginning at 11 :30, fifty-two entrants began their stampede, leaving in orderly fashion thirty seconds apart. Pro 1 points leader John Raitter was first off but Jeff Darland was first on the road by nearly a minute as they roared into check # 1. And was still about a minute ahead, on the road, at Check #5 when he pulled in with a sour engine. Herder was in the lead by the clock though and would sail on by to bring in the Homes by Herder/Tuscon A TV/ Off Road Buggy Supply entry with the low elapsed time of the day at 2:04:29. This race is always tough on the Unlimiteds, and Brian Brown was over an hour back for second, but well ahead .of Raitter, who hung on to his points lead at third. Littering the trail were names like Lundell, Melton, Maddux and Wood. Pro 10 offered up a better fin-ishing ratio and closer racing. At check #1, Bill Tsakaris kicked up dust for the rest, and they were in the thick of it. Kenny Crook was second on the road, with Stanley Steele, Jim Pierce and Dave Sundquist all close. By check # 3, Pierce had moved to second on the road behind Tsakiris. and ahead on the clock. Steele was right in the hunt, with Rqn Dalke now fourth on the road. The top three in class fin-ished in a row, 2-4 O/A, but with Steele's S&S Machine/ Foci Fab car beating out Pierce by a scant 24 seconds Six minutes in arrears for third was Tsakaris. Sundquist and Dalke would both suffer woes to finish over an hour later in fourth and fifth. Pete Sohren was quick off the line in Pro 5, but quick to disap-pear too, falling out before check #,.1. T o·m Brown was ahead on the road, and clock, two minutes faster than Damon Franks. At the halfway··point, Franks found him-self with a twenty minute cush-ion and brought his Baja in to the finish at sixth O/A at 2:44:34 and the car's second consecutive win, while Brown salvaged second an hour and twenty minutes later. Next off were the Pro trucks, a pair of 3s, a pair of 7s, and seven 8s. Mark Beeler was first off in his venerable CJ-6, hot from his Snowflake win. But roaring up behind him was David Vanyo's silver streak Ford F-150, hot from its Snowflake win. And by check #1 the fiberFord was FOUR min-utes ahead of Beeler on the clock. A couple of minutes back, third First in Class 8, fifth overall, David Vanyo brought his Ford truck in for Brian Wilson took the 1/2-1600 lead a bit before the halfway point and Brian Brown was second in Class 1, over an hour in arrears but still a fairly easy win at Rocky Point. from there on in it was his win, leading by a bit over a minute. ahead of his competition by almost half an hour. Page 36 January 1998 Dusty Times

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Tom Brown led Class 5 early on but had some problems and ended up second in class at the end of the day. Mark Beeler set off with high hopes in the CJ but it wasn't his day, he ended up in fifth place, an hour off the pace. Dave Sundquist ran hard in Class 10 but had some problems mid-race and ended up in fourth place at Rocky Point. on the road, but good on the clock, came Randy Ellis, who'd started tenth! I don't even want to think about what was going on out there. Rick Wiseman was a close fourth ah ead of Tom Buck. Shannon Campbell was right there in sixth, but it was over a quarter hour before the next truck, the 7 of Mark Wright, would appear. Close on his heels were Mike Doherty and the Mark Ottersburg team, while George Pappageorge's 7, last off, brought up the rear twenty minutes later. Vanyo was ahead of the S's by check #3 and ten minutes up on Beeler. Wiseman had managed to get around Ellis, and Buck main-tained fifth on the trail. Doherty was closing and up to sixth. Wright was now an hour and a half ahead in 7. The Four Wheelers' Supply Ford brought Vanyo past the checkered at 2:34:26 for fifth 0/ A and the Pro 8 win. W.iseman was a fine second, 25 minutes back at eighth O/A while Buck At the flag, it was Wilson's first finished third, with Ellis fourth win in the GregCo Fabrication/ and fastest 3 after late race Acme Auto Sales/Import car with troubles slowed Beeler past check a time of 3:20: 13 at 13th O/A. #5. Geringer was second just one An hour later, Pappageorge minute back while Krug was back rolled in smiling, last overall but at 20th O/A for third. glad to finish with the Pro Sport James Taggart was the lone . Truck honors. Vintage entry and went on to fin-Pro 1/2-1600 saw the Pete ish at a fine ninth O/A with a time Gannon/Dalke team battling of 3:08:50 in the Chirco Automo-Brian Wilson as they worked their tive/HRC Auto backed racer. way past the slower trucks to Three sedans turned out in Pro check #1. Stuck behind 5-1600, with Tim Smith leading Campbell's 8 were Steven Long · Red Burgin and Mike Leung and Bill Krug, with Tom Geringer through check # 1 over a three . eight minutes back for fifth. minute span. Smith maintained a Check #2 saw Gannon, Wilson four minute edge through #3, in-and Long all through on the same creased it to 13 by #4 and held it minute, and at #3 it was Wilson, to #5. But Burgin's a "California Krug and Long. Geringer was now Ringer" if there ever was one at fifteen minutes back, and Gannon this race and i,ulled out the stops was "done" twenty minutes later, to take the win at 12th O/A in as told by the checkpoint log. the Earthworks Landscape Com-By check #4, Wilson enjoyed pany, Inc. "toitle" with a time of a ten minute lead on Long, with 3:13:56. Leung showed up a half Geringer easing into third. Krug hour later for second and 19th 0/ had fallen nearly an hour back. A, while Smith struggled in a dis-HONDA Power . tant third, stumbling in the final stretch. The Team ofBOB (A), Sohren that is, was first bff in the Pro Challengers after Ray Newton was .a Did Not Start. Kurt Brewer was next off, with the Team of BOB (B), Sohren that is, third off ahead of Snowflake top gun Jammin' Jeff Geiser. I think we had Sean Moss in the (A) car and Jason Greener in the (B) car but who knows? At check #3, Geiser was five minutes up on the BOB (A) en-try with Brewer twenty minutes behind in third and BOB (B) a not to distant fourth. By #4 he'd in-creased his lead to fifteen minutes over (A) and Brewer was third and last in class rolling. But (A) would not see the finish. Geiser came in a "lucky" sev-enth O/A with a time of .2:58:06 for yet another win in the Geiser Brothers Design & Development/ Goodyear/Fly-N-Hi Challenger. That's purty good for thirty year old stock VW design suspension! In the Sportsman Division, Alan Vesterdal was all alone in the Unlimited class but had to earn .the win with a long, hard day. Michael Sulger and Willie Cummings started and finished 1-2 in Sport 10. But Tom Rex was First Overall Sportsman and Lim-ited class winner in the T.U.F. Off Road/Cobalt Cleaning 1600 with a time of 3:09:33, which would have put him at 10th O/A among the Pros! And think of the traffic he had to work through. Eric Fisher was second Sportsman 0/ A and Limited. By five p.m. the last of the sweep trucks were coming in off the desert, as the parties and bench racing started in earnest. Next up, the final event in the 1997 Whiplash Desert Tour, the SILVER ANNIVERSARY PAR-KER 400, December 5, 6 and 7, starting and finishing in beautiful downtown Parker, Arizona. 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ESTERO BEACH SHORT COURSE RACE LeDuc and Evans wow The crowd By John B. Calvin, Julie Hass & Pat Caplan Photos: V. Vidal (Photomen) The two thunder trucks, LeDuc and Evans swapped the lead many times each lap, were never more than a few yards apart and gave the fans some spectacular racing. The second Estero Beach Short course race was held on the first weekend in October and the racing gods smiled on promoter Gerardo Novelo, blessing him with absolutely oerfect \•·eather and a ticket paying crowd of almost 10,000 spectators made it all the better. Everyone present really got their money's worth; drivers had nothing but good to say about the course and the fa-cilities, and the spectator's applause, cheers and shouts for the competing drivers told their story at full decibel levels. The race course, which is visible from any vantage point and all the ancillary facilities are located just in-side the entrance to teh Estero Beach Hotel/Resort. It is located some six miles south of Ensenada and an ab-solutely fabulous place to spend a weekend, race or not. The course is a true 1.5 miles in length, just the right amount of jumps and bumps, but not as severe as we have seen in stadium short course racing in the past. The course waskept watered down throughout the weekend and there was little if any dust and there was no mud! The course mainte-nance people did an excellent job: For this second event of 1997, Gerado enlisted the aid of Bob Beyer, promoter and Jefe of the Glen Helen Short course Series as his race super-visor and between Beyer and the couple of hundred other workers in-volved, the entire weekend went off like they had been doing this for years. There were the usual racing inci-dents, a few rollovers, a truck fire, a few fender benders in the heat of battle and they were all handled with professionalism and in a minimum amount of time. Our congratulations to all involved for a very smooth run-ning competition. There were 73 drivers who com-peted at the Estero Beach short course race, divided into 1 7 classes and all who competed made their presence known to the almost 10,000 spectators who filled the Brent Foes had it all his way, running away with the Class 1 race in an absolutely fabulous looking car. Martin Garibay makes it look easy as he flies towards the checkers for an easy win in Class 10 at the Estero Beach contest. grandstands. Although every race was a great contest of men and machinery, the battle between Curt LeDuc and Evan Evans was tbe ·highlight of the weekend. Curt was the only Class 4 entrant so he ran witb the com-bined classes of 4, 8 and BS and it was a battle royal. Needless to say, Curt and Evan were putting a ton more horsepower to the ground than all the others in the combined class and it sure was a race.They passed and repassed each other at least once a lap, sometimes three or four times a lap. The earth was shaking from the thunder of the engines and the screaming of the crowd as they cheered the drivers on. These two trucks alone were worth the price of admission and they finished in what to my eye was a dead heat at the end. After all was said and done, LeDuc won Class 4, Evan was the winner in Class 8, followed by Armando Arce and Dwight Greene. Class 8S was won by Sean McKenzie, followed in by Perry McNeil and Dan Cannon in an ailing truck. Class 7 was won by Perry McNeil after doing battle with Ryan Tho-. mas who was driving Gerardo Novelo's Nissan pickup and in his exuberance rolled it over in the outback, thankfully with no dam-age to the driver and minimal dam-age to the truck. Class 7S was contested fairly well also but in the end it was Javier Sacio who took home all the marbles, followed home by Carlos Arce, Rodolfo Rosthwaite and Mait Cannon. Matt Tedder shows the perfect form and style that make him a winner, he took the · Sean McKenzie took the big Chevy to a nice win in Class BS, having a great race Class 1 belonged to Brent Foes in an absolutely powerful Class 5 Class 1 combination that ran like the wind. Brent won easily, JC Ra-mos and Gary Williams following in his wake. Martin Garibay took Class 10 Continued on page 36 Open Class with ease at Estero Beach. and a perfect day in Baja. Scott Butler was the ATV winner, having a great race and a great time Perry McNeil comes off the start/finish jump in front of a packed David Hendrickson was the Class 5-1600 winner, shown here heading at the Estero Beach short course race. grandstand for the win in Class 7. for the finish line at the Estero Beach contest. Page 38 January 1998 Dusty Times

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.... Alfonso LaCara was further away from the camera but he was the Porlirio Gutierrez ·won the Class 11 contest, beating out the other Class 9 race winner at the Estero Beach short course race, Daniel Jesse James Miller showed everyone else the way home in Class 9 guys in a hotly contested race. Mora finishing second. at Estero Beach, shown here heading for the finish line . Edward Evertt heads for the second spot in the Rally "B" class, finishing Ryan Thomas lands the good looking Nissan truck early in the race, a Dan Cannon's good looking Ford truck was running poorly in the engine behind Daniel Souto. rollover later denied him any chance of winning. room but Dan carried on anyway for third place in BS. · easily, Class 1/2-1600 belonged to ond, Carlos Iribe was third and Alonso Adolfo Arambula brought up the rear. Javier Alpizar was first out of the came next, Alfredo Horta was third Martin Soto, John Grossini was next Acosta was fourth. Class 9 was also Class 11, always a favorite of the money. and Ivan Gonzalez was fourth and and Sean Ziegert was third. hotly contested but the win went to crowd was won by Porfirio Gutierrez, The two Rally classes, "A" and "B" Scott Butler won the A 1V class. Class 5-1600 was won by David Alfonso Lacarra, Daniel Mora was sec-Horatio Pereyra was second, Sergio saw some good racing but it was a run- Two great days of racing, playing Hendrickson, Jeffery Hantz was sec-ond, Guillermo Soltero was third and Gutierrez won the bronze mecl-,1 ·inc.!. away for Jorge Souto in "A" and he was to a full house each day made the • state of the art high flow piston designed to stop valve wit,shers fr,om bending inwards. • wide teflon coated piston wear band for use in external bypass with big tubes so that it does not drop into large ports. • sealed piston for low speed control and maximum damping in external bypass. • high temperature stainless steel alloy valving. • unique rod end design and material to stop shafts and rod .?nds from breaking. • high temperature Viton seals and o-rings. • large aluminum reservoir for increased heat dissipation (2X} and weight savings. • 1" shafts are micro-polished to a mirror surface finish cf a 3-5 RMS. • stainless steel teflon lined spherical bearings with 1/2" or 5/8" ID spacers. • shock are all owner rebuildable with no special tools to purchase. • electric blue anodized color. 1 £ 19~...,---~~ ~-,M'..MJJ .. • Large 3/4" tube~J6~high flow (weld on kits ava'lable separate}. ~ • .,...t_A ,,. • Tube locations ca~ oe placed to order or weld,ed on by th~ customer. • Valving on tile piston for smooth damping transitions. ', _,.. • Check valves machined'from 4140 and heat treated 17-4 stainless for long durability. • large OD ch~ck'valve spring designed 1f1th low operating stress levels. . • "P,lggyback" style reservoir mounting for tt:e rear of buggies and trucks. . ~ , -rf if'W1~~hi ;§ 6fa§ 1,M li>-:a lt-M M if·· Custom wound springs for 3" shocks in stock. Eibach'springs available. er We do custom shock work and vehicle set up. I Q Custom designed and mfg. shocks & parts availa I~( air shocks, water cooled, pistons etc.). Designed and manufactured by the same persorfthat designed all Kuster Shocks. Page 40 King Shock Technology A Shock Manufacturing Company (714) 530-8701 Fax: (714) 530-8702 10402 Trask Ave., Unit C, Garden Grove, CA 92843 January 1998 followed by Luis Rea, Jose Vizcaino and Estero Beach/Pepsi/T eca te short Phillipe Villerto and the "B" class was course race a rousing success. Two won by Daniel Souto, Ed Evertt was races are scheduled for next year and second, Roberto Alcocer third and Luis additional grandstands are going to Bold was fourth. be erected to handle many more The Safari Class had Jesse Miller spectators in '98. taking the gold, Francisco Rio second, As usual, the Novelo family were Rafael Felix third and Javier Ortega gracious hosts, making everyone feel was fourth. at home and we all are looking for-Open Motorcycles was the domain ward to being there again next year ofMattTedder, Vito Hale was second, when I have been promised that the Eber Calderon third, Carlos Coca was pool at the Estero Beach Hotel/Re-fourth and in the 80cc class, Salvador sort wifi be finished., full of water and Rangel was the winner, Juan Villalva fabulous!!! ■ Javier Sacio had a great race, leading almost the entire time and taking number one in Class 7S. Jorge Souto gets airborne at the start/finish line as he cruises to a nice victory in the Rally "A" class. Dusty Times

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1997 AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP Pictorial Salute to the Class Chafflpions Text & Photos: Darryl Smith Class 1. Neville Boyes was determined to win the class for Open two seater buggies this year. His tally for the season was two class wins, one second and one third. To come back after a big crash in the 3rd race was amazing let alone pick up points to secure the class title. On the Overall scene the crew did well too; Neville picked up 2nd in the Drivers list while his wife Colleen won the overall Navigator's crown. The final placings for Class 1 were: Boyes 115 points; Mark Burrows; Nev Taylor 95; Brad Zacka 57; and Kevin Lee 44. Class 3. The cars in the 1200 cc group points all come from the state of New South Wales. Graeme Julius started the year well with two wins, but then Scott McNeil/ scored two wins. In the end it was Julius retaining the class crown for another year. The Final points were Graeme Julius 79; Scott McNeil/ 70; Paul Johnson 68; Stephen Bromfield 42; and Darren Perrin 37. Class 5. The class for the 2wd Tin Tops saw some of the biggest entry fields ever. It looked like it would be a battle between Robert Pagan's turbo Mazda ute and John Hinz's V6 Karman Ghia. Pagan getting wins in round one and three, while Hinz won rounds two and four. In the end it was Hinz's ability to finish all the four races he went in to give him the 1997 crown. The final points read John Hinz 112; Robert Pagan 75; Geoff Teagle (Falcon ute) 54; Peter Champion (Commodore ute) 35; and Scott Hart on 30 who won the last round in the immaculate Falcon EB sedan. Class 2. Consistency is the secret in Off Road racing and proving this was Ken Collier in the 1600 cc Class 2. Relatively unknown on the National circuit, Ken decided to compete in four of the five events and finished all those to gather enough valuable points to be the 1997 Champion. Without actually winning a class race he was in the places every time and that worked in his favour in the final results. The points read: Ken Collier 82; Matt Owen 78; Rod Simpson 60; Bill Buchanan 57; and Andrew Ziems 56. Class 4. The sad reality is, that the numbers have dropped in the VW Baja class. In fact there were no starters in either round one or round five. However in the three races he entered last year's Champion, Greg Campbell scored three wins. This gave him an unbeatable win yet again. The points for 1997 reading Greg Campbell 94; David Allport 33; Kevin Hufschmid 32; Warren Irons 23 and David Nikiforoff 10. 1 Class 6. A very disappointing year for entries in the Challenger buggy division. Only six cars competing saw the end points very low. Coming out on top nevertheless was John Wager on 30. Following were Glen Spizzo 8; Brendan Wiison 8; Gavin Card 7; and Randall Kilner on 5. Page 42 January 1998 Dusty Times

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Trail Notes.~. RED FACE DEPARTMENT-In the last two or three issues of Dusty Times we have neglected to give the proper photo credit on the Glen Helen Series; all photos are the handiwork of Ralph Mason and we certainly are sorry that we failed to recognize his work. Keep up the great pies and accept our apology. NECROLOGY -We regret the passing of two friends, one to a long battle with cancer, the other in an accident. Liz Finnigan, long time public relations representative for Nissan's Off Road Racing efforts, passed away in early November. Best known for her ready-smile and enthusiasm for the sport, Liz lost a long struggle with cancer. The 56 year old Finnigan was a well known fixture in the off road community, having represented such drivers as Roger Mears, Sherman Balch, Jim Conner and Spencer Low during her career with Nissan's long time agency, Bob Thomas & Associates. Liz will be sorely missed by us all. Sleep well. David LaPraik was ~ killed Tuesday, November 11, 1997-in a head-on collision in Baja while prerunning the Baja 1000. Dave was a long time member of the Checkers MC and had participated in many races. He will be missed by us all. Class 7. Although everyone expected to see Les Siviour pick up the title for the limited 4x4s, they didn't expect to see him win only four out of the five, such is his record in the past. Siviour's Nissan Patrol was unstoppable the rest of the season and came away with another Class 7 title. Out of all the competitors in all classes Siviour was one of only two drivers to finish all five events. His total for Class 7 was 154. Behind him came Eric Whitbread 100; Geoff Pickering 74; Craig McWilliam 67; and Chris Browning 30. Class 8. Ever since he started off road racing which has always been in the class for modified 4x4s, Fabio Zarfati has been trying to win the Class 8 crown. In 1997 he finally did that. He also went into the record books as the first non-buggy to ever win an event overall which he did in round one in his twin turbo V6 Mitsubishi Pajero. He was also very determined to get back after a bad crash in round three and scored two class wins after that to add to his two wins earlier. On the overall points table Zarfati came in an incredible 3rd place. His class points totaled 137. In second place and one of only two drivers to finish every race was Alan Roe who after a great career as a motorcycle rider found he was just as good on four wheels. His points were 115. Following were Grahame Baxter 109; Ken Smith 85; and Peter Had/ow 23. Class 9. The unlimited single seat buggy class is getting better every race. Paul Simpson races a state of the art USA import: A-arm front end and Toyota quad cam V6 power. He scored two class wins in the first two races. The second he won overall. Another class win in round four and the class title was his. His main focus, however, was the overall Championship. Despite not finishing round three he had enough high placings to grant him the prestigious title of Overall Australian Off Road Champion Driver. Back to the class list and Simpson scored 127 points. Coming in second was Simpson's son, Dion who races an identical car and actually won the last race overall. His points were 90. Following were Shane Bowen 62; Doug McMillan 55; and Gordon Scott 42. ' SCORE FINAL POINTS -The final official tally is in and the SCORE champions have been officially announced. Trophy Truck went to Curt LeDuc, followed by Ed and Tim Herbs belonged to Troy Herbst with Bob Gordon second, Protruck was won by Chuck Harris, Steve Barlow second, Class 1/2-1600 was the domain of Darnen Jefferies (overall points leader) with John Currier in second, Class 3 was won by Darren Skilton with Todd Garrell in second, Clas!\ 5 saw George Seeley taking the gold with Mike Jakobson owning the silver, Class 5/1600 leader is Danny Ledezma with Guillermo Quintero second, Class 7 was Larry Roeseler's, Bob Land second, Class 7S belonged to Brady Helm with Don McCarthy second, Class 8 was David Ashley's with David Westhem second, Class 9 winner was Daniel Mora followed by Lobsam Yee, Rod Muller took Class 10 with John Phillips Sr. next, SCORE LITES was won by David Callaway, George Erl second, Class 11 winner is Victor Barajas, Horatio Pereyra second, Stock Mini won by Steve Williams with Leo Brown next and Stock Full had Marc Stein taking the win and Robert Hayley was second. Motorcycle winners were: Fred Willert in Class 21, Johnny Campbell won Class 22, Mike Barnhill took Class 30, Jim O'Neal won Class 40, Class 50 belongs to Richard Jackson and Eric Dunlavey won class 24 ATV while Kevin Avina took Class 25 ATV. FRT VERSUS BLM -On November 18 FRT (FUD Racing Team) presented their case to the Management Oversight Group of the BLM as to why the West Mesa and Yuha Desert areas should not be closed to off road racing because of some supposedly endangered Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard (Not endangered at all), and, wonder of wonders, with unexpected help from the San Diego Co,unty Sports Committee round one of the hearings was won buy the good guys. The proposed ten minute hearing time went for and hour and a half and when all was said and done the Environmental group lost and the off readers were the winners. There are more rounds to follow. See FUD's report elsewhere in Dusty Times and please continue to support his cause as it effects us all. THANKS TO ALL - As Dusty Times enters the fifteenth year of publication we• would like to thank all of the subscribers and the advertisers, past and present, for making Dusty Times the most read and the most sought after publication covering off road racing and rallying in the world. We owe our succ~ss particularly to our founder, Jean Calvin, and to you, and we will continue to serve you alrin the best way we know, reporting by the absolute best in the business and carrying on in the tradition of serving the racers and the rallyists in their quest for news presented in a folksy readable manner. Your suggestions are all considered and acted upon whenever possible. Thanks for your support. THE COMING YEAR - 1998 is soon upon us and the off road racing plate certainly looks full for the next twelve months. As usual, we have designed a centerfold calendar of promoters and dates for your convenience and it is as accurate as we can make it at press time. Please support the advertisers who appear on the calendar as it is they who make the calendar possible. MEMORIAL TROPHY -The Jean Calvin Memorial Trophy was presented to SNORE in Las Vegas last week. SNORE will award the trophy on an annual basis in Jean's name to a person or driver of merit in the preceding year. The trophy, the biggest and best we have ever been associated with was donated by Bob and Bobbie Keller, owners of Turbonetics, Inc., manufacturers of performance turbochargers and we would like to thank the Kellers for their compassion during our time of need and for the trophy, and especially for being my friends for so many years. Danke! PIKE'S SERV·ICE CENTER BAKER, CALIFORNIA CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR TRAVELING FRIENDS ..... THANKS! Mobil RESTAURANT SERVICE EVERY DAY OPEN 24 HOURS YEAR ROUND THE BEST IN THE DESERT Dusty Times January 1998 Page 43

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MICHIGAN LAKE SUPERIOR PRO RALLY Choinere Wins Sixth National Title Text & Photos: Tom Buchk.oe Paul Choinere and Jeff Becker took the Hyundai Tiburon to the Open class win at Lake Superior, winning by over five minutes and cinching a sixth championship. Paul Choinere of Michigan took advantage of perfect Octo-ber weather in the Upper Penin-sula and near-perfect stage roads to clinch an unprecedented sixth national PRO Rally championship by winning this year's D&N Lake Superior PRO Rally by more than five minutes over the rest of the field. Though his stepfather, leg-endary U.S. rally driver John Buf-fum, has won a total of eleven national overall titles in his ca-reer, no one driver has won six in WebCa a row until Choinere did it this year. Forty-two vehicles started their five hundred mile journey under sunny skies and warm tempera-tures Saturday morning at the D&N Bank parking lot in down-Steve Gingras and Bill Westrick won Production GT with ease, flying through the stages in the Eagle Talon for a nice win. town Hancock. When the final car crossed the finish line some sixteen hours later, only twenty-one national teams remained in competition. Choinere's 1997 Hyundai Ti-buron completed almost 150 spe-cial stage miles in a winning time of 139.90 minutes, over five min-utes ahead of the next closest competitor, Henr·y Joy IV of Petosky, Michigan who was clocked in at 145.37 minutes. Joy was driving a 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer that was rebuilt from scratch after he flew two hundred feet off a cliff just two weeks ago and destroyed his main car. With a strong finish in the final rally in December, Joy will end up as the national runner-up. Former Marquette, Michigan native, Steve Gingras, had his best finish ever in this annual event. His Act II Popcorn Ea_gle Talon took third place overall and first in the Production GT class with a time of 150.18 minutes. Gingras is still in the running for a national championship in the GT class with a top finish in the final rally in December. Gingras also was the overall champion in both the Lac Vieux and Ottawa Challenge divisional rallies that were run concurrently with the national event. Other U.P. Notables ... Bryan Pepp (Marquette) with co-driver Dean Rushford (Ishpeming) took second in the production GT class and sixth overall. Craig Sobczak (Marquette) was the co-driver for Al Kaumeheiwa who took second in the production class. Ted Grezlak (Dollar Bay) did not fin-ish after mechanical problems. Other winners included Sam Bryan of Kent Washington who was the Grou.P 5 vict9_r in a Saab AIN!!! WEBCAM CELEBRATES AND CONGRATULATES THE WINNERSI JOHNNY GREEVES • CLASS 75 WINNER POWERED BY TOYOTA * JEFF ST. PETER • CLASS 1 AND 9 WINNER PAULA ST. PETER • CLASS 1 WOMEN'S WINNER JEFF KINCAID • CLASS 7.S, 2ND PLACE POWERED BY TOYOTA Webcam pr~udly provides world-class racing cams to S.O.D.A. racing's greatest teoms. Visit us on the internet RAC/IVS CA/HS * Photo courtesy of Jeff Eissing 1815 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE • RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, 92507, U.S.A. • 909/369-5144 • FAX 909/369-7266 Page 44 January 1998 Dusty Times

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T Henry Joy and Michael Fennell took their Mitsubishi Lancer to second in Open class, 12 minutes ahead of third place. Bryan Pepp and Dean Rushford accellerate out of a corner at Lake The VW GT/ was the Group 2 winner, piloted by Richard Losee and Superior, heading for second Production GT and sixth overall as well. K. Livingston and they finished 12th overall to boot. 900 turbo, Tad Ohtake of Dearborn won the Production class and Richard Losee from Provo, Utah was first in the · Group 2 class that saw all of the competitors having mechanical problems throughout the event. Besides the national overall and open class championships clinched by Choinere early Sun-day morning, all of the rest are still up for grabs during the fi-nal rally of the year, which will be run in Maine early in Decem-ber. Over 250 volunteers were placed in the woods of the four U.P. counties that the rally traveled through during the weekend. Save for a few roll-overs, the rally was nearly free of incidents. No serious injuries were reported to organizers Sam Bryan and Robinson Walden drove the Saab 900 Turbo to the Group 5 win at Lake Superior, shown here slashing through the night. Tadd Ohtake and Bob Martin took their Ford Escort ZX2 to a great first place in Production and they were eighth overall too! throughout the weekend. Lead Bank of, Hancock, has commit-sponsor of the event, D&N ted to be back in 1998 to keep the tradition of the "Oldest, the Keweenaw Peninsula for an-Longest, Meanest PRO Rally" in other run next October. ■ Here are the final national standings (17 stage1): Ca r # Driver/co-driver Car l Paul Choiniere/Jett Becker Hyundai Tiburon 7 Henry 3oy IV/Michael Fennell Mit•ubishi Lancer 16 Steve Gingras/Bill We•trick Eagle Talon 900 Sam Bryan/Robinson Walden Saab 900 Turbo 96 Bruce Ne"'8y/Matt Cheater Toyota celica 24 Bryan Pepp/oean Rushford 66 Tad Ohtaka/ Bob Martin 15 Mike Hurst/Rob Bohn 11 Gail Truess/Nancy Redner Eagle Talon Ford Escort zx2 Pouche 911 Mazda 32 JGTX 23 Chria Czyzio/Eric Carlson Mit•ubi•hi ~clipse 28 Rich•rd LOaee/K. Living•ton vw CTI 22 Pete Lahm/Jil!IID)' Brandt oataun 510 117 ~en Stewart/Floyd Schrader Chevy S-10 Pickup 13 Wayn Prochaska/Ann Prochaska vw Golf 77 Brian Shanteld/Bryan Hourt Ronda Civic 25 Bill Driegert/Ri•him Shim Mitsubi•hi Calant 20 Al ~aumeheiya/c~aig Sobczak 00<1ge Neon J4 Don Rathgeber/Russ Rathgeber Ford Mustang 21 Bill Malik/Earina O'Sullivan Volvo 240 150 Mike Bodner/O.J. Bodner Audi Quattro Class Open Open Time 139.90 145.37 Prod.GT 150.18 Group 5 152.09 Group 5 152.77 PCT 154.09 "Group 5 154.83 Prod. 155.61 Group 5 155.84 Open 157.89 Prod.GT 158.42 Group 2 159.11 Group 2 160.71 Open l6'-l7 Group 2 165. H Prod. 165.J5 PGT 165.6P Prod. 168.H Group 5 170.58 Group 2 174.92 Open 176.69 X f:1'&1-WCX WHEELS BUILT TO ORDER * FACTORY DIRECT CUSTOM STEEL WHEELS * ALL BOLT PATTERNS * ALL BACKSPACES * WHEELS MADE TO EXACT RACING SPECIFICATIONS * 1JX5.5 * 1JX 7 '., * 1t,X 6 ··, *1t,X7 * 15X5 , * 15X6 , * 15X 7 ,/ * 15XB --;;.:.::?· * 15 X 10 ANY t, STEEL WHEELS LISTED ABOVE FOR $17 t, OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE CALL FOR DETAILS CALL (918) 599-9022 MASTER CARD • VISA • DISCOVER • AM.EX 1924 EAST 6t/, ST. • TULSA, OICU.HOMI. 74104 Dusty Times 5.-SJJJ., J,.,.,,,$1$ ,,,,,,,,,;,,,,,., .. ___ : .......... ,.,,.,: . ,,,.... ,.,.,,,._ .. .., .,,,,,,, •• _.,,...,; ..,..... -.----...... -·-· WE CARRY AURORA, PYROTECT, PARKER PUMPER TURBO BLUE, VDO, SIMPSON J.T. INDUSTRIES, SWAY*A*WAY WRIGHT PLACE, SACO, EARLS YOKOHAMA, SUPER TRAPP, AUTO FAB : SWEPCO, BEL-RAY, TANAKA, S&S ::,_~ :~~~~=~=:~~,::,:-L ~f/114. UNI-FILTER, K&N, TRI-MIL, PIAA _!!~---.. PERMA COOL, BEARDS SEATS, SCAT COMP-U-FIRE, WEBER CARBS SAND TIRES & RIMS, BOGART WHEELS CNC, ULTRA WHEELS, SIMPSON CUSTOM COMMERCIAL WHEELS MECHANIX WEAR, WCM, FUEL SAFE "WE ARE NOW A DEALER FOR FOX SHOXS" CALL TOLL FREE 1-888-755-5900 WE CAN SHIP UPS TO YOUR DOOR -··~ -R®l MJ~1ti/!JpJJ ..... 3054 S. VALLEY VIEW #3 * LAS VEGAS, NV * 89102 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM * SAT 9AWl-5PM (702}871-5221. FAX January 1998 Page 45 ...

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,,,... Prescott Forest National Pro Rally By John Elkin It has been four years since the Michelin/SCCA National PRO Rally tour has been to Ari-zona for a full points event. That Prescott Forest Rally of 1993 really was quite the sur-vival test as rocky roads and ruts put teams, suspensions and tires to the ultimate test. This year Jeff Hendricks organized an event featuring the best roads in the Chino Valley, plus two new stages for Friday night, each run twice. It was one of the finest Prescott layouts since the event's inception as a divisional in 1986. Prescott, Arizona, lies in the Yavapai Mountains 75 miles north of Phoenix. Utilizing tourism and industry to fuel it's growth, the past ten years has seen Prescott grow from a sleepy tourist hamlet into a small me-tropolis. The rally runs out to the once booming mining town of Jerome, now a wonderful tourist stop. Into the Chino Valley where mining and agri-culture and cattle ranching are key. The new roads the first night run northwest of town near campgrounds. Nine stages made up the entire event, four the first night and five the sec-ond day. Twenty teams were en-tered in the rally, 17 of those on Michelin tires, all five classes were represented. The Open class boasted the largest entry with six cars. Al-most immediately the ranks dwindled to five as in stage one Mike Whitman/Paula Gibeault started hearing noises coming from their transmission in the Gear Up Motorsports Ford Si-erra Cosworth causing them to pull out of the rally at the first service area. Carl Merrill/Lance Smith in another Ford Cos-worth powered European hy-brid, this one an Escort World Rally model, lost the turbo-charger in stage one. They limped in on only four cylinders running at seven to one com-pression for a short service where the turbo was changed. Going into stage two Merrill had a hose come off of his freshly installed new turbo and dumped a good portion of his oil onto the ground. The Norseman Resorts/Vermont SportsCar team pulled off and utilized some oil on board to make the finish of the stage four minutes off the pace. In the land of the healthy cars Henry Joy/Michael Fennell put the TAD Motorsports Mitsubi-shi Lancer into the lead after stage one by just three seconds. Paul Choiniere/Jeff Becker in the Hyundai Tiburon were next. After stage two Joy/Fennell en-joyed an 18 second lead over the Libra Racing Hyundai. Hiroyuki Genta/Kazumasa Takata were third, a minute back, in their Subaru Impreza. Vartan Samuelian/Ara Manoukian were fourth in the Road Race & Rally prepared Mitsubishi Eclipse. In the final two stages, which were one and two run backwards, Choiniere/Becker got down to business in the Hyundai and chipped to within two seconds of Joy/Fennell at the close of the first night. Genta/Takata were almost three minutes back as dust was a fac-tor further afield. Another minute and change back was the Samuelian/Manoukian Eclipse. Day two started well for the Hyundai team as they utilized the fast downhill run from Jerome to Perkinsville to regain the lead by six seconds. Another 17 seconds were garnered by Choiniere/ Becker on the ultra fast Witty Tom stage where every team saw • Custom Pro Cell Bladders with seamless Fuel Sates "Pro Cell" is our top-al-the-line racing cell that comes ready to install and ifs backed by a /u/110 year warranty. ~age 46 super-tough, triple coated construction • 1 0 year Bladder warranty • Safely foam baffling • Custom manufactured aluminum containers • FIA-FT3, SCORE and SODA approved • Custom manufactured fillers • (800) 433-6524 technical hotline • Over 25 years experience For more info call or write lo: Aircraft Rubber Manufactunng, Inc., 18062 Redondo Circle. Huntington Beach. California 92648 (800) 433-6524 .(714) 842-221 t their top speed on the final straight section. T earns to took a service break before heading for Limestone Canyon, a dead-end turnaround stage of about ten miles. Henry Joy gained back two seconds going up, and then an-other seven coming down. Going into the final stage just ten sec-onds separated the leaders. Fur-ther to the rear, positions stabi-lized as Genta/Takata remained fast despite having run much of the second day without a clutch. The final stage was as dramatic as one could imagine, but for the wrong reasons. After the re-seed of positions Choiniere blasted off into the twilight hoping to set a time better than Joy. Next was Joy/Fennell, and by the start each did, you could hear just a hint more urgency to the Lancer of Joy as the engine sounds faded into the Sedona Mountains. Choiniere blistered the stage with an 18:94 for the 20 miles. After he cleared the finish control Choiniere pulled over to wait for Joy and his time. Meanwhile, about a mile and three tenths from the finish Joy and Fennell were pushing very hard through a twisty section of road along a ridge. Coming into a right hander a little hot th,e Mit-subishi dropped a rear tire off the bank, everything seemed in con-trol as Joy tried to finesse the car back onto the road until a rock in the berm sent the Lancer down the edge rolling multiple times until coming to rest 200 feet be-low the road surface. The car was an obvious write-off, but Joy and Fennell emerged sore, but OK. A hike to the road after Genta had gone by saw the team flag down Carl Merrill with the red cross looking for some help as Joy was injured. Merrill went on to the finish as his car could not carry any extra people. The next car by was the Sam Bryan Saab 900, which ferried the team to the finish. The display of the red cross stopped the stage and it became a transit, as per the rules. The rally ended with Choiniere/Becker nabbing yet an-other win for Hyundai Motors and Libra Racing by an almost embar-rassing nine minutes. Genta/Takata were second in class and overall with a stunning drive without a clutch. Carl Merrill/Lance Smith clawed their way past Vartari Samuelian/Ara Manoukian by just 24 seconds for third. Production GT was a three horse race, with points leader Lee Shad-bolt/Paul Eklund attending in their Subaru Impreza to do battle with the Arizona duo of Ken Cassidy/ Ben Bradley and Roger Hull/Sean Gallagher, both in Mitsubishi prod-ucts. In stage one while trying to read the road through a thick cloud of dust the Subaru of Shadbolt/ Eklund threw away a point when the car went off the road damaging the suspension and sending them on their side into one of the only trees in this part of Arizona. The body damage was bad enough, how-ever it was the suspension damage that put the pair out of the rally and out of the points title hunt as well. Roger Hull/Sean Gallagher jumped out in front on stage one January 1998 and would stay there all the way through the rally taking the win in their Goodyear Tire Mitsubi-shi Eclipse. Cassidy/Bradley had troubles from the start as the en-gine management computer started making their Goodyear Tire Mitsubishi Galant's engine miss and sputter. In stage four a rock embedded itself into their left front suspension and bent the ·tower control arm. They soldiered forth to the finish of the first night, and then the next day with the help of Roger Hull found an-other control arm on a Eclipse in progress that Cassidy is having Hull build for him. With the new control arm the Galant experi-enced no further troubles to the finish sans the occasional hiccup from the engine management. Production class was an easy cruise for Al Kaumeheiwa/Craig Sobczak in their Dodge Neon. The Michigan duo were running their first event west of the Mis-sissippi ( unless you count the Ojibwe rally which crosses the Mississippi several times during the rally) and enjoyed a victory and a maximum of points to take with them to the final two events of the year. Group 5 started five cars and looked to be a pretty good battle. Former Prescott overall winner Harris Done/Larry Scott nabbed the lead early in their Mazda RX- 7 with over 30 seconds on Sam Bryan/Rob Walden's Saab 900 and George Plsek/Renn Phillips, also in a Saab. Six seconds behind the Saab twins were Lon Peterson/Bill Gutzmann in the trusty Plymouth Arrow. Bruce Newey/Matt Chester had troubles with their trick transmission right off the start and were struggling through the first stage to finish over 30 seconds behind Peterson. A quick stop at service remedied the trans-mission temporarily but the pair knew that before the Saturday start they would have to install their backup stock transmission to make the finish. Stage two saw things change at the top of the list as Done/Scott impaled the Mazda into a four inch thick tree and damaged the Mazda nearly be-yond recognition. They would at-tempt to fix the damage, and should be applauded for the Herculean effort to make the fin-ish, however the damage was too extensive to continue. Bryan/ Walden had a poor stage two as a spark plug wire fell off and they lost a minute. Their Saab partners Pisek/Phillips jumped into the lend as Peterson/ Gutzmann leapt into second place. Bryan held third while a renewed Newey/Chester posted second fastest time in class to start regaining lost ground. Stage three saw Bryan/Walden leapfrog the field and take the lead with a 45 second time better than the rest. Pisek maintained second place but a charging Peterson was right behind him. In stage four Bryan stamped his name on the class with authority and would never leave the lead again. At the end of the first night the fight for second place was a three way battle between Peterson, Newey and Pisek, all separated by mere ~econds. On day two Newey started charging with new transmis-sion installed taking second place firmly in hand by the second stage of the day. Peterson and Pisek battled quite a while trading pre-cious seconds. With the final stage looming ahead Pisek trailed the Peterson Arrow by six seconds and was looking forward to the long stage when the Henry Joy accident forced the stage to be transited and thus ending his bid for third place. It would have been very interesting to see what would have happened. Group 2 was a five car race also deep with talent. Richard Losee/ Kent Livingston jumped into the early lead with a fearless drive through the dust to gain a 28 sec-ond advantage over the second place Volvo of Bill Malik/Farina O'Sullivan and a very close Dave White/Ben Greisler in the Light Performance Works VW GTI. Points leader Pete Lahm/Jimmy Brandt were next in their Datsun 510. Losee extended his lead an-other 12 seconds on stage two while Malik continued to just edge the White/Greisler GT!. In stage three Losee lost his lead in the dusty hills as Malik's Coffee Fresh Volvo went into first and followed him into sec-ond. In stage four Losee again flexed his muscle and nabbed back ten seconds winning the stage. The running order at the end of the first night was Malik, White and Losee, all within seconds of each other. On stage five on Saturday White jumped into the lead briefly with a scorching time 18 seconds faster than Malik and Losee who were two seconds apart. In stage six Ma-lik made it equal between he and White but Losee was still very close. In stage seven Losee flew back to the fastest stage time and second place. In stage eight Malik/O'Sulli-van turned the third fastest overall time and left the Group 2 runners fighting for second place. White and Losee seemed headed for a duel in the final stage, but the Henry Joy crash again brought a cloud of con-troversy over the finish. White would finish the rally in second place with his own time as Losee was clocked into the finish three minutes late after a flat tire. How-ever, without boring you with su-perfluous details protests were filed and decisions reached that put White in second and Losee third. More protests and a sleepless night for the poor protest committee members and the result stood. On review in Denver at the SCCA of-fice word comes to us at press time that the results have been changed and Losee will be credited with sec-ond place in class. It is very confus-ing to say the least. Pete Lahm/ Jimmy Brandt were fourth in class and retain the points lead heading into the final two events of the year. Back at the headquarters after the final stage word filtered down that Henry Joy, after a brief trip to the hospital will be fine after some ten-don damage in his neck. Michael Fennell felt no ill effects from the crash and was never treated. The people at TAD Motorsports are prepping another Lancer for Joy to use in Michigan as he still has that mathematical chance to win the overall drivers title. The confusing protests in Group 2 have been just that and we will try and update the situation in a future issue. Prescott was a challenge as al-ways, the workers were first rate and the roads were very agreeable with everyone. The route book was flaw-less and accurate and the scoring people had everything done as promised. These are the ingredients of a fine National event, and one we hope retains it's date on the schedule. ■ Dusty Times

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Prescott Forest Divisional Rallies By John Elkin While we are called the Cali-fornia Rally Series, we do not limit our competition to within the borders of the Golden State. In the past we have traveled to Texas, Nevada and even Baja California, but a long time staple of our series has been and contin-ues to be the Prescott Forest Rally. This event, run in the Ari-zona high country, is attractive to teams for the beautiful scenery and the hospitality of the city of Prescott. While the city grows beyond many a person's imagina-tion that attended the first events here in the mid 80s, the city al-ways seems to make way for this event. Two divisional events were on tap for teams. Friday night was a compact four stage coefficient two rally. These were brand new stages that have never seen a spin-ning Michelin in anger before. Saturday was a spread out coeffi-cient three rally run in the famil-iar Chino Valley. Five of the best roads in the Valley were picked, however a National competitor's red cross accident on the final stage would see only the first four stages scored. In the first divi-sional event all stages were run in the evening, two roads were run once in each direction for the four stage total. In the Stock class it was never a question ot victory for the VW Rabbit of Dennis Chizma/Claire Mane. They ran roughshod over the field taking a nearly five minute margin of victory over Adrienne Scott/Patti Scott in a Toyota Corolla. With the high amount of dust to contend with in the stages one wonders if Chizma's extensive off road rac-ing career helped him.on the fast flowing roads. Forty six seconds back in third place was the Pete Morris/Eric Oyague Toyota Co-rolla. Off the pace for reasons unknown was the Datsun 510 of Frank Paredes/K. Kakahashi fin-ishing fourth eight minutes away from third place. In Performance Stock it was again Terry Stonecipher/Steve Scott in the Toyota Celica taking victory by nearly two minutes over the Mazda RX-7 of Doug and Sue Robinson. Early on it looked promising as the Robinson's nabbed the lead early in stage one by 18 seconds. In stage two, a twistier and slightly rougher road, Stonecipher traversed the road nearly a minute faster. From there. it was all Toyota as Stonecipher/ Scott won both remaining stages. Four wheel drive open sported seven entries. The Audi Coupe of Ron Wood/Kelly Walsh jumped into the early lead after stage one with a 20 second lead over Vartan Samuelian/Ara Manoukian in a Mitsubishi Eclipse. Roger Hull/ Sean Gallagher, in an Eagle Talon were very close in third. On stage two Hull/Gallagher leapfrogged into the lead with fast time in class, while Samuelian stayed sec-ond and a deflated tire dropped Wood/Walsh back, but not out of reach of the win. In stage three Samuelian nipped back a couple of seconds over Hull while Wood Dusty Times stayed third. In stage four the Eclipse tore down the road and was able to pounce on the lead and the win in the final stage just as he did in Gorman several weeks before. Hull/Gallagher were 19 seconds back. Wood/Walsh took the Audi into third never quite recuperating their lost time. Bob Pendergrass/Jon Weigley were fourth in the big Chevy Blazer. Two wheel drive open was home to the overall winners of the rally in what was an incredibly tight battle between the VW GTI of Dave White/Ben Greisler and the Volvo 240 of Bill Malik/Fa-rina O'Sullivan. Harris Done/ Larry Scott were the leaders in class after stage one by 12 sec-onds, however, on stage two the team found a tree to be stronger than the front end of their Mazda RX-7 and were a quick casualty. Malik took the initial lead by three seconds over White, the Saab 99 Turbo of George Pisek/ Renn Phillips was third eight more seconds back. Lon Peterson/ Bill Gutzmann had the Arrow in fourth trailing the Saab by 12 sec-onds, and leading fifth place Tony Chavez/John Elkin by 15 seconds. In stage two Malik gained one second on White, making his lead now four seconds. On the return trip back to the service area via stage three Malik again added to his lead, this time six seconds, giv-ing him an not very comfortable 10 second lead. Things stayed vastly unchanged in the rear of the field as the VW and the Volvo pulled away from the field. In the final stage White finally bested Malik's time, but by only two sec-onds giving Malik/O'Sullivan the class and the overall win. White would be second overall by almost a minute on third place Vartan Samuelian. Pisek/Phillips tied up third spot followed 13 seconds behind by Peterson/Gutzmann. The second divisional event of the weekend started with a sce-nic and peaceful transit from Prescott to the hillside commu-nity of Jerome. From the old ghost town at Jerome competitors ran a smooth and mostly downhill stage covering nearly nine miles down into the Chino Valley. A fast stage called Witty Tom followed where every ·car had a chance to run at top speed for a couple of miles. Then to the dead-end turn-around stage called Limestone Canyon where the downhill run back to the finish would separate the men from the boys. In stock class Paredes/ Kakahashi let it be known that their Datsun 510 was back up to speed as- they took the lead by seven seconds over the VW of Chizma/Mane. A minute back was the Toyota duo of Scott/Scott and Morris/Oyague. On Witty Tom it was Chizma clawing back three seconds and closing the gap to two on the Paredes 510. Adrienne Scott held third by the slimmest of margins over Pete Morris. On the run up Limestone Canyon Chizma/Mane assumed the lead for the first time, but by only four seconds. Scott contin-ued in third position. On the more treacherous return on Lime-stone Canyon Chizma cemented his lead and the win for a clean sweep of the weekend, this time his margin of victory was a stingy seven seconds. On the trip south out of Limestone Adrienne Scott/ Patti Scott were eight minutes behind the Morris Toyota for rea-sons unascertained. In Performance Stock Terry Stonecipher was changing back to his usual co-driver, Chrissy Beavis, who that morning had been taking her SAT tests at a local Prescott High School. Steve Scott had volunteered to run the first night so Chrissy could be well rested for the test. It was an all Stonecipher/Beavis day as the pair won each stage to take the even-tual win by four minutes. Doug and Sue Robinson brought home second place in the tidy Mazda RX-7. Back in the 2WD Open class it was a resumption of the White/ Greisler versus Malik/O'Sullivan battle. Harris Done/Larry Scott tried most valiantly to resurrect their Mazda RX-7 from its tree inflicted damage the prior night to compete. Many teams helped the partners in trying to get the car ready but after the body was made functional it was shown that the engine was fricasseed. Dave White came blasting out of the start control of the first stage! He posted the fast overall divisional time putting 18 seconds on Malik and the Lon Peterson/ Bill Gutzmann Arrow. George Pisek/Renn Phillips were ten more seconds back followed by Tony Chavez/John Elkin VW GTI and Fred Ronn/John Dillon in a Toyota Celica. Stage six saw Ma-lik regain some form and drag back five seconds. Peterson dropped to third as White was now second, followed by Pisek, Chavez and Ronn, all having clean stages to this point. On the rougher stage three it was not ter-ribly shocking to see Malik gain 12 seconds and trail by just one second. Peterson was six seconds slower than the leaders but still holding third as Pisek was, like White, looking towards the final 20 mile stage of smooth road that would ultimately be timed as an equal time stage, except for a few people that cleared the road be-fore the red cross became known to organizers. In the fourth stage Malik stormed down as fast as he did up Limestone Canyon and gained a 13 second advantage over White. Pisek was able to nab back 10 seconds on Peter-son, still in third. Chavez/Elkin were settled into fifth for the duration as they outdistanced Fred Ronn/John Dillon. Going into the final stage, as teams waited at the start control for their turn at the Perkinsville Road Stage they watched Ma-lik and White both head down the road racing for the win. As Peterson/Gutzmann .got set to start a radio message had the cars holding, someone had gone off the road in a big way. Word filtered back that Henry Joy/ January 1998 Michael Fennell, a pair of Na-tional competitors had taken a side trip down the edge of a can-yon. They displayed a red cross sign which automatically stops the stage and everyone who went down the stage before gets their recorded time, anyone who did not get a clean run, or any run at all was given the fast-est time of the last car through. Malik received his time of 21 :44, while White was given the fast time to that point of 22:52. Later, that time was found to be in error, however, since there was no official pro-test to this time there was no reason to change, and the time stood. Malik won the class and the overall for a clean sweep of the weekend, White/Greisler, for whatever reason stood on second place and it will never be known what there true time would have been for the final stage. A pity, it could have been _interesting. Pisek and Peterson were g_iven equal times and therefor Peterson retained third, Pisek fourth and Chavez fifth. Roger Hull/Sean Gallagher were an unstoppable force in the Eagle Talon as they wheeled off fast times and gained an in-surmountable lead in the four wheel drive class. His first place and third overall finish capped off his.National class win nicely. A minute back was Vartan Samuelian/Ara Manoukian in the Eclipse. Ron Wood/Kelly Walsh were running with the second and third place runner early, but a flat tire on stage three dropped them to an even-tual third in class. Bob Pendergrass/} on Weigley were fourth again in a Chevy Blazer. Paul Timmerman/Mark Nelson in a Mazda 323GTX were fifth. The latest edition of the Prescott Forest Rally was a large success for the competitors and the city of Prescott. 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NORTHWEST RALLY REPORT Off Road Vehicle Park Rally Sprints By Jim Culp Dave and Rick Hintz roared to first overall in Rally Sprint 1 in the Hitz Racing Rotary Mazda. The brothers Hintz, driver Dave and co-driver Rick, pulled off the biggest upset in many northwest rally seasons at the rally sprints held at the Thurston County Off Road Vehicle Park near Olympia, WA. The Hintz Racing Mazda RX3 slipped home first overall in Rally Sprint 1, edg-ing Dave Clark and Lara Olsha by just 35 hundredths of a second. Clark and Olsha in the Clark Motorsports Dodge Omni GLH came back the next day to restore some semblance of normality and easily capture Rally Sprint 2. In a.season of upsets, the Hintz brothers victory in Sprint 1 tops the list. The fast regional class two entry topped the charts after the top-ranked class one entries stumbled with spins, stuffs, and mechanical miseries. Fo·r the record, the Hintz RX3 has been a fast, reliable regional class com-petitor, equipped with a ported 13B rotary engine, limited slip, and disk brakes on all four cor-ners (yes this is the car that's been advertised for sale in the classifieds). The Clark/Olsha victory in Sprint 2 added two new names to the long list of rally winners dur-ing the 1997 season. They're the seventh different winning team in nine events, a testament to the competitiveness of pro-rally in the northwest. Clark's Dodge turbo has been a ORV Park favorite for several years, with fast times and second place finishes in both 1996 rally sprints. The sprints are run as coeffi-cient one divisional rallies, but they combine elements of Pro Rally with stadium racing. The SCCA Pro Rally cars tackle a course carved through the dirt in the stadium setting of the Off Road Vehicle Park. One at a time the cars run around the course, timed to one hundredth of a sec-ond, with penalty time for bash-ing the barrels that mark the apexes of most corners. Behind the battle between Hintz and Clark in Rally Sprint 1, Matt Sweeney and Lucy Strub claimed third overall, and first in the under two liter class, in the Matt Sweeney Special Effects Toyota pickup. Early leaders, Dave Clark and Lara Olsha claimed first overall in Rally Sprint 2 with the Dodge Shelby. Trevor Donison and Simon Levear, were fourth overall in the first 4WD car to finish. Donison's Mazda 323GTX also claimed the regional class three trophy. Second in 4WD, and fifth over-all, were James and Kara Unger in the Unger family Toyota Celica. Monty Horn and Jiselle Waterhouse finished sixth (sec-ond in U2) in Horn's red Datsun 510, just ahead of Mark Simons and John Elkin in a Toyota Co-rolla. John Forespring teamed with Lennie Thede to push the Walt's. Ford Mustang home eighth over-all, just ahead of former rally sprint winners, Janice Damitio and Amity Trowbridge, who spun to ninth in the Crazee Espresso Toyota Celica. John Lane and Scott Huhn rounded out the top ten in the Volvo 262. The Rally Lite class was claimed by Jack Horn and Eric Schild in a Mazda GLC, as 22 of the 25 starters were running at the finish. The counterclockwise course for Sprint 1 featured a fast start-ing straight, a couple of very tight hairpins, and a dash through the trees to a sweeping stadium fin-ish. Sprint 2 was run in the reverse direction with the course revised to make it slightly shorter. The second rally sprint also featured an optional launching pad that allowed those 6n the tight line coming down into the stadium to try a little flying. The Clark Motorsports Dodge Shelby zipped through Sprint 2 to claim the overall victory by almost 12 seconds over Damitio/ Trowbridge in the Toyota. Clark also grabbed the over-two-liter crown, while Damitio claimed the 4WD honors. The Ungers' Toyota grabbed third overall (first in regional class two), while the Hintz Mazda slipped to fourth. Donison teamed with new co-driver Catherine Roso to again claim the. regional class three title in fifth overall. Sweeney/Strub were sixth in the Toyota pickup, good enough to again top the divisional U2 class. Seventh overall (second in regional class three) were Cristian Tudor and Demitri Dobresco in the 4WD Audi 5000 Q-ship, just half a second ahead of Nate Tennis and Sean Gilbert in a Saab 99. Simons and Elkin grabbed ninth in the Toyota, with Lane and Huhn again tenth in the Volvo. Once again, Horn and Schild claimed the Lite title. Lucy Strub took to the driv-- ers seat and claimed this writer's unofficial "high flying" award for her performance off the jump in Matt Sweeney's pickup. Honorable mention goes to the soaring Saab 99 of Mike Leon-ard and Leon Owens, and Mr. Sweeney himself. ■ Washington's fastest rally women, Janice Damitio and Amity Trevor Donison and Catherine Roso, Mazda 323GTX, claimed the Jack Horn and Eric Schild slipped their Mazda GLC past the barrels -Trowbridge finished second in Rally Sprint 2 in the Crazee Espresso Class Three title at Rally Sprint 2. iiiiiiiii•P~ to claim the Rally Lites crown in both sprints. Toyota. " -. :;S.':·'; r:£1: ~: "ff; . '-: James and Kara Unger constructed their Toyota to third overall in Matt Sweeney and Lucy Strub dashed to third overall with the Toyota Rick Coviello and Jennifer Badley collected a time penalty for barrel Rally Sprint 2. pickup in Rally Sprint 1. bashing in Rally Sprint 1. Page 48 January 1998

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SOAP BOX ••• same Tune, TRANSAXLE ENGINEERING Different Location: Congratulations, First Overall at Laughlin, First Class 1 By Terry Silbaugh, CODRA President Mark Post Well, they have done it again. The· BLM has closed or restricted most of the historic off road racing areas in the United States. They have now reached our sacred ground in the Northwest, Millican Valley, an area that has seen car and motorcycle racing for thirty years or so. We have seen some of the best off road racers in the business. Five years ago the BI.M decided they needed to upgrade the Millican Valley Off Highway Management Plan. They asked for and got a citizens advisory committee to assist in the planning pro-cess. I personally have many hours of meetings and field trips in this time. Then they held an open house for com-ments from the public. An overwhelm-ing majority of those attending were in support of Millican Valley continuing as an off road playground. That must have upset the BLM beca~ they went behind closed doors to an in-house com-mittee. Three alternatives came out of this and were presented at two public meetings. OK, not perfect but we could have lived with one of the alternatives. That must have really pissed them off because they went back behind closed doors, presented a plan to the Area Manager for his signature which he gladly gave. This plan is almost unwork-able and cuts our racing season to the month of April on the north course and the months of October and November on the south course. This would allow us a two race season in Millican Valley. Two races probably would be better than none, but their's more to the story. We would be r uired to restore the Dusty Times land to pre-race conditions. Not just grade the route, but total restoration. I asked what that standard would be and no one knew. They also want to spend $1,240.CXXl.OO to "enhance" the area. They have requested the funds from the Oregon A TV Allocation Committee. In other words, they want to spend our money to restrict our area. CODRA and seven other organizations and in-dividuals have filed formal appeals. What a demeaning experience that was. All of us including the Blue Ribbon Coau.tion filed appeals. Then we got copies of the letters from the BI.M at-torney to the people in Washington. He made it sound like we did not know what we were complaining about and made several of us feel we were beneath them. I devoted the 1997 season to fight-ing BLM so we held on races and I am sorry. At this point I am afraid to put on a race simply because the BLM showed their true colors last year when they withdrew an approved permit two days before a motorcycle race, costing the promoter a couple of thousand dollars. I cannot afford something like that. I will continue to fight the BLM to regain what is supposed to be public land. I will no longer promote races as I am burned out. Transaxle Engineering pays $200.00 contingency in most classes at all major off road races. We service all types of transmissions from Class 1 automatics to Class 9 swing axles. We also provide in-house Magnaflux for ALL your race car parts. Please contact Transaxle Engineering for further information. CODRA began in 1992 and held two or three races a year. We were the only desert game in the North-west and had a devoted following of racers, a list which grew every sea-son. I was not in it for the money, Transaxle Engineering Jeff Field rather to see racing continue. Some races we barely broke even but we had a ,lot of fun. Our payoff was over 62% which was one of the highest 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. / 85 to 1000 lb. - 3.000" I.D. / 200 to 600 lb. - NASCAR Conventionals. - Special Applications. January 1998 9833 Deering Avenue -Unit H Chatsworth, CA 91311 818-998-2739 on the west coast. Where do we go from here? I am not going to promote again. CODRA is free for the taking by someone with the enthusiasm I used to have. Thanks for your sup-port and I will look forward to see- · ing you at the races again. ■ Page 49

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,. FRT 1997 Superstition 250 By Judy Smith Photos: C&C Race Photography Chris Harrold and Kevin Basore were the overall winners at the FRT Superstition 250 ahd had some major problems but kept going for the checkered flag. Chris Harrold and Kevin Basore teamed in a Honda powered Jimco to take the FRT Superstition 250 in late October. This event was a night race, start-ing at four o'clock in the afternoon, when the motorcycles and quads had finished their races. It meant that the cars had a full lap of day-light to reconnoiter the course at speed, and then they drove into the setting sun for a while, and then it ro went dark. Pre-running is allowed for the FRT races, so for the most part the racers have a pretty good idea what the course is like before they start out. This one was to be five laps, each 50 miles long, for a UNOCAL 76 RACING r _uEµ .. CONGRATULATES ALL THE DRIVERS AND CO-DRIVERS \VHO PARTICIPATED IN THE BAJA 1000 SCORE EVE~T ON NOVEMBER 13TH -J5TH, 1997.AT E~SENADA. BC. CF A. \VE OFFER YOU THE BEST SERVICE AND QUALITY OX OUR 97-100-110-114 HIGH OCTANE RACING FUEL AS \VELL AS ATTENDING THE CHASERS WITH 97 OCTANE FUEL IX SA~ MATIAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA. THERE IS ALSO AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT ON "'BAJA PIT SERVICE". AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO PURCHASE U~OCAL 76 RACING FUEL ON COMING EVENTS. BEST WISHES TO ALL FOR 1998 FROM UNOCAL ,·6 DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN MEXICO. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: I~ BAJA: 0-11-52-66-86-20-76 0-11-52-66-86-12-76 0-11-52-66-81-37-38 0-11-52-61-7 4-31-24 IN USA 209-537-7600 Page so January 1998 Joseph Flores, in his first race in a car, worked his ·way through the pack and when the flag fell had a great second in class, second overall. total of 250 miles. Any stragglers would be flagged in if they couldn't complete the race by midnight. Chuck Hovey, who was first off the line in his 2800cc Raceco, had the fast lap of the day while it was still daylight, at 54: 15, to put him-self into the lead. Since the entry was down some for this event, classes 1, 10, and 8 were all racing in this same class this weekend, and Chris Harrold ran second in his Class 10 car, with Dave Brown third in a 2800cc Raceco, and then Mike Hart fourth in a Hi] um per. Brent Miller was out of the race before the first lap was over, the transmission in his 2800cc powered Raceco churned into small pieces. But Hovey continued to run strong, and was still in front, with Harrold less than a minute behind him. Josh Waddell and Damien Mavis had major problems and used up over four hours on their second lap. Brown was still third and Hart con-tinued to run fourth. The course was getting very soft in some areas, and it had some nice straight stretches that suddenly suckered a driver into a rough patch. It was a bad idea to get com-placent. At the end of the s:econd lap Harrold got out and put ~asore into the car; and by the end of the third lap they had the lead, while Hovey fell to second. He'd already had a broken throttle cable, and one of his lights had fallen off and was arcing, so he'd had to get out and fix it. He was only two min-utes down. Brown continued to run third, with Joseph Flores fourth in his Toyota powered two-seat ORE. He was driving his first race in a car, but had got his experience as a motorcycle racer. On the fourth lap Basore lost his power steering and he did half a lap without it, but Hovey was in even worse trouble when a bottom front trailing arm broke and then his front end fell apart. He was done for the evening. Basore struggled in and his crew made a zip-tie fix on the steering, but from then on they had to keep adding fluid. He stayed in front however, and now it was Flores in second and Hart third. Jody Mason had some alternator trouble with his Ford truck, and had spent a long time in the pits, but was now running again, though very late. Ron and Travis Brook-shire, in a Class 10 A-arm Jimco, had done one lap with no power , steering and then, after making re-pairs, had been driven nuts when Mike Hart had one flat, called the race uneventful and finished a nice third in class, third overall. Ricky and Joey Kern ran through the night without incident but got lost on the last lap and ended up fourth in class, fourth overall. Dusty Times

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The Brookshire brothers had a reasonable night in their Jimco, had Scott Yourn had a good evening in his Ford truck, finishing his four Zabrowski and Castillo parked their car after four laps; They were the ignition troubles and got Jost for a bit but still took fifth place. laps for the win in the Sportsmanb class at the Superstition. only Class 9 still running so they took the gold medai with ease. they couldn't figure out why an ig-Zabrowski and John Castillo close turns driving and riding. They'd driver, who was in a Baja Bug this three laps in, for a third in the nition light came on. They were behind them in a Suspensions had an adventure when the car evening and having too much fun. Sportsman group. moving at a good clip again, but Unlimited car. Tim Hart and Ri-was stuck on a cliff for 15 or 20 He had broken a clutch cable The FRT goes from this event about 40 minutes down. chard Culver ran third in a Chen-minutes and their only way out of early in the race and figured he to their season-ending December Basore and Harrold took the owth. They were in the same or- the dilemma had been to push it was done. But after reconsidering, 31st Dunaway Dash, a great way win, with Flores a fine second der after two laps, and again after over the edge. In third it was got back in the car and did an-to celebrate the New Year. ■ place in his first race. In third it three laps, but by then Hart and Dave Dietrich, usually a Class 9 other lap. Ultimately he got onlv was Hart, whose co-driver, Don Culver had lost about 20 minutes Gibson, rode all the way. They'd and dropped way back. And then had a flat on the third lap, but Pfankuch and Kem came in on a otherwise declared the evening rope. So, at the end of the fourth uneventful. In fourth place it was lap Zabrowski and Castillo parked Ricky and Joey Kem, in a Class their car, since Hart and Culver 100 Kemco, who'd had no prob-wer"e now also broken down, and !ems at all, except for getting lost by dint of having traveled one lap on the last lap when the markers more than the others, became the had all disappeared. The Brook- Class 9 winners. They s_aid it was shire brothers, who'd also been mighty rough out there for this lost for a while, finished fifth. class, with lots of first gear crawl-.Brown, who was suffering from ing." the flu, had a fairly miserable There were three Sportsmen night of it, what with a flat tire entries running in this event, and and two broken c.v.s. But he still Scott Young had his small Ford managed to finish, sixth, the last truck out for the evening. 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_'(~ ■■ "The Straight Poop" From the Big Wahzoo THE BAJA MIL -What looked like an 'El Nino 1000' turned into two beautiful sunny days for racin' around on our neighbor's peninsula. But with over 700 miles of race course, starting and ending in Ensenada, this race still made for a seemingly endless journey for all those that had any serious problems. Nine Checker cars started this tradi-tional event, five finished, and we took home two class victories along with a '97 class points championship. Hey, ya gotta ad-mit it, Seeley now is pretty much Class 5! California, Nevada, Mexico, or wherever ya go, ou_r sofa dude is obviously now in charge of the unlimited Baja Bug class. And has been for quite a while. Finishing this race about ninth overall and first in Class 5, our hero made it look easy: "Just extend that puppy out to about 12 5 inches and cruise over those bumps like he was in a big green easy chair." Congratulations to George Seeley, First Place in Class 5 and SCORE's Class 5 points winner for the second year in a row. Way to go, Champ! In a little tighter race, Tom Dittfeld and Company had a seri~ ous nail biter. Two dozen Class 5-1600 Bugs left Ehsenada on Fri-· day morning and a tight group of four or five continually traded the top spots for most of the race. Currently Class 5-1600 in Baja is the most competitive rac(n' in our sport. These local Mexican rac-ers have expanded out from Class 11 and have now also taken over in the limited Baja class down in Baja (tomorrow it'll be Class 5). Today, only the Checkers still have enough gringo 5-600 talent to still go down to Baja and beat these guys. Tom Dittfeld started in his 5-1600 car and raced it pretty much trouble free for the first third of the race. Alan Cook then took over and promptly started expe-riencing some nagging problems, such as the throttle stickin' wide open at the worse possible times. Luckily this old time.r had Roy Moore along for spiritual guidance and on-scene adjustments, al-though the Rev was responsible for breaking off the horn button himself in the heat of battle. Prob-lems continued 'til the next driver change, where they were solved and the carb was rejetted before the run up to Mikes. Now Daryl Cook was behind the wheel, but still swappin' the top three spots with a couple of Mexico's fastest. Eventually this torrid pace had its effect and the competition stated to fall back. On the last leg in, our heroes finally got control and stretched it out to a 40 minute lead at the finish. Congratulations to Tom Dittfeld, Alan and Daryl Cook, and the Reverend Roy More. First Place in Class 5-1600. Great race, guys! Danny Reider had a fairly trouble free 300 mile run to San Felipe in Tom Koch's Class 12 single seater (old Class 10 car). The Ridgecrest Rocket took over at that point, with both the speed and problems increasing. Koch broke a torsion finger below Di-ablo Dry Lake and limped into the on-again, off-again Morelia Junc-tion pit to have it replaced. Then, when he stopped at the Valle de Trinidad pit for some more sus-pension work, he learned that his chase truck had been hit by ban-dits and lost five rear spares, ice chests, and a pair of diamond ear rings.??? Our boy was now seri-ously pissed, as evidenced by his 'action exits' from a couple of Checker pits on the run in. This irritating rock throwin' trick only cost him a fine with regard to the Club, but it almost got him DQed when he reportedly showed it to the SCORE official with the flag after momentarily stopping at the finish line. Hey, whatever ya think about Tom, ya gotta admit this Checker is never boring. Tom and Danny, fourth place in Class 12. Good run, guys. Jeff Lothringer and Robert Harman had an interesting out-ing. Jeff rolled his uncle's Class 10 car towards the end of his section, and then turned it over to Rob-ert. Shortly after he got going 'Bullhorn' started losing gears one at a time, finally making it clear over to the Pacific side before los-ing them all. At this point our boy wasn't really sure where the hell he was, nor could he reach his crew on the radio. But, both ve-hicles had Global Positioning Sys-tems onboard. The next thing ya know Robert is sittin' out in the coastal drizzle, flashlight in hand, readin' the instruction book on how to run the damn thing. Even-tually, satellite coordinates and the problem were passed on to his crew by the always helpful Weath-erman and the spare tranny showed up. The crew was able to compare their moving position to Robert's fixed position and drove right up to almost within head-light range of the broken car. Unfortunately, the replacement CACTUS RACING RACEAIR HELMETS & ACCESSORIES BELL, SHOEI, SIMPSON Helmets SNELL 95, SA95 for SODA Complete blower systems for Single or double seat cars. Helmet conversions, Cool boxes, Complete line of PYROTECT, FILLER Safety Products & BELL MOTORSPORTS We ship UPS Daily From $299.00 Helmet & Skirt Visa-Mastercard 5153 Bowden AvJ#. • S~n Diego• CA• ~211J • _(619}_279-2,509 Page 52 unit didn't quite bolt up to exist-ing mounts. So out came the clamps and ratchet straps and Bullhorn was sent on down the course to the next Checker pit for some weldin'. Pulling up into the front yard of Capt'n Espino's house in downtown Erendria just before daylight, the Checkers welded in some new mounts and sent him off to the finish line. Jeff and Robert came home with a well earned fourth place in Class 10. Jimmy Tucker, with Casey Folks of "Best in the Dez' ridin' shotgun, drove the second half in a non-Checkers unlimited buggy. Unfortunately, the car owner had some significant down time early and the team had to settle for a fifth place. Good job, Guys.' Sadly, four Club entries failed to finish, along with one car that pulled out just prior to the start . . Tom Angermen and Richard Young's lawyer were scheduled to handle the driving duties in Richard's unlimited car. But, 'Mumbles' discovered a develop-ing lead in his fuel cell and with-drew shortly after they'd gone through contingency row and got all the free stuff. Greg Hawks had clutch problems in his 1/2-1600 ride and parked it early. The Dan Blain and Jim Greenway entry only made it to the Checker pit at El Alamo where 'Frenchy' showed up with a mystery engine problem in his Class 10 car. After a through diagnosis and mucho test runs, Checker experts on the scene declared the problem to be terminally electrical and handed Dan a cotd one. A new Seefried 'and Wright team had a very rough start in Marty's 1/2-1600 car. 'Big Air Bob' started the race and promptly fried the motor. The crew then hauled the car back to their motel and replaced a couple of pistons. Wright then charged off again. And, promptly fried it again! Oh well, at least town was close. The team then shifted into party. Later in Ensenada, Marty was involved in a minor traffic accident with a local. And this ol' Mexican gal, in a worthless old beater car, eventually sucked $200 our of 'Morty' by repeatedly threatening to cill the cops every time our hero tried to jew her down. And, Walter Prince retired his unlimited Sportsman entry early with electrical problems. The club provide six pits at this race. But as usual, Dan Martin's pit was probably the. most fun place to be. The only complaint I heard from that location was that somebody lost the remote. But, the best story had to be that of Capt'n Hook and his regular crew out at the Ojos Negros pit. Jimmy signed up early for this race and grabbed the first pit off the start, assuring the crew they'd be done early. But sometime later he dis-covered different. The Ojos Ne-gros pit was on the in & out sec-tion to the start/finish, so it would also be the Club's last pit too. Dahl On race day, after all our Checker cars had gone through, it was still Friday morning in Jimmy's pit. But, instead of get-ting to head back into Ensenada to party with the likes of Morty and Big Air, Hook and his crew ' stayed put to service the Club's returning cars that would be ex-pected back a little before day-break ... the next day! To while away those long hours the Checker pit cleverly turned an ir-ritation into a fun show. During January 1998 the time the race was coming through the first time, the pit was inundated with local kids watch-ing the action. Afterwards, this hoard of kids also decided to stick around for the return pass and quickly became a pain in the ass. But rather than becoming ugly Americans and chasin'em off, Capt'n Hook and the crew whipped out some cash and started inventing some competi-tive events for all their new little friends to perform. From bicycle races to various versions of Wrestle Mania, many hours of good fun was had by all. MDR LUCERNE -One streak ends, and another one begins. The Dillon's fourth straight win was supposed to be the story at this race, but they lost an engine during the second half of this six lap 240 miler. To make it even more disappointing, they had their Class 10 car comfortably running first overall at the time. Winning three races in a row ain't all that easy, let alone four. Bob Wright, who has won the last two MDR races in Class 5-1600, has beP.n operating on an unusual race car strategy: Prep you car like it's gonna run the I 000 and then race it in three or four 200 mile events instead. Obviously a method that saves ya a lot of prep time between races. This race was the third one on his original prep job, the engine case was still cracked, and our hero knew goin' in that this kinda luck couldn't last for-ever. But it did, kinda. 'Big Air Bob' was crusin' along during the first part of this race with the Rev's 14 year old kid ridin' passenger. It was a beauti-ful day, the car was workin' great, and our boy was leadin' as usual. Everything was lookin' just dandy ... and then he rolled it big time! Fortunately there were enough spectators around to promptly roll the car back on its wheels and he was back on his way again. But, the car was now severely wounded. His immediate problem was a front adjuster that · had broken loose and the front end was now saggin' low. At this point Bob made his second mis-take, he radioed ahead to the next Checker pit and demanded to know whether or not any of the guys on duty there were experi-enced. Big John Files assured him that 'if you can get that piece of shit in here we'll fix it!' Oops! Once in Files' pit, the adjuster was quickly welded up and Wright was back on his way. As luck would have it, later in the race the damaged adjuster broke again and Files and his crew got to demonstrate an-other NASCAR like stop for this new member. During this period, Bob also pulled into the Checker Main for gas, more oil, and a pas-senger change. But, the body was mashed so bad that the passenger door wouldn't budge. Lil' Rev's first ride was gonna be a long one. Our hero was now fighting an ill handling and badly running car, mainly concentrating of just tryin' to hold onto second place. But hey, I told ya this guy's lucky. Just before the start of the last lap, ·the front runner (who has a good lead) broke and parked it. This last lap turned out to be Big Air's victory lap by four minutes, as his crippled car and sputtering/ · leakin' motor charged on to the flag. Congratulations to Bob Wright, First Place in Class 5-1600. Now that's three in a row! Hey Bob, lets see if you can spell 'quadrepeat'. About time for an-other prep job, huh? 'Morty' Seefried and his revolv-ing co-driver team finally got a finish in Marty's 1/22-1600 two seater. Dan Martin started but only went one lap before his leg couldn't take it anymore, as he still has 20 plus screws in it from · an earlier motorcycle accident. Marty took over and drove the remaining five laps, picking up Roy Moore as a pass·enger at the midway gas stop. A flat rear at the wrong spot and the unscheduled driver change slowed them enough that the team had to settle for a fourth place. Good show, guys! Hey, when is some-body finally gonna be smart and give the Rev a tryout in the left seat? I mean, he's good at every-thing else and I hear he's rich now. Fred Nelson had a good run going in his new Class 8 truck, but it lost a tranny shortly after he turned it over to that flyin' kid of his. Thus ends the Checkers' '97 season. ■ California Rally series By John Elkin For those of you in the running to be invited to the Super Divi-sional and Divisional Run-Offs you might want to start making plans as they are fast approach-ing. This year's venue for the run-offs will be February 27-28, 1998, at the Sno*Drift Rally in central Michigan. If you've never run on snow this would be quite the ad-venture for you and your team, just make sure you have some .suitable snow tires under your rally car, these can be had from Hakkapelita, Goodyear and Michelin. If you have concerns about running on the white stuff and dodging furry snow beasts, don't knock it until you've tried it! Speaking of next year, the Rim of the World Rally has made a date change. To stay three weeks off the Wild West National in Washington, and because the NA SCAR race at Fontana might effect the availability of airline seats and rental cars for those who fly to rallies, the date was changed to May 8-9, 1998. The scheduled BoG meeting for October 11, never happened due to schedule conflicts with too many BoG members. The new meeting date will be immediately following the Treeline Rally. We will have a complete report in the next issue. Speaking of T reeline, by the time this hits the presses we should all be mighty sideways on new rally stages found by or-ganizers Bob and Adrienne Scott, and Lon Peterson. The rally is in an area that boasts excellent rally roads, and for many teams it will be the shortest tow of the year. On the National scene it's been a busy summer for CRS teams on the National level. At Prescott we had a very good re-sult as three of the top five in Group 2 were CRS members in-cluding the first two positions. In Group 5 we took third and fourth place. In Production GT Roger Hull took the win. And in Open class Vartan Samuelian finished fourth and scored the manufac-turers points for Mitsubishi in the tight race for the manufacturers Dusty Times

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title. Next month we will bring you all the action from the Board of Governors meeting after the T reeline Rally and final results from Divisional and Super D points chasers. ■ FAIR News By Joy Bancroft In my last article, I was trymg really hard to THANK all the people who donated items for our Nostalgia Dinner ... but as I had figured ... someone would let me know who I missed (Thanks Bill). Once again FAIR would like to thank the following generous con-tributors. DeNunzio Racing Prod-ucts, Straightline and Center Line Wheels, Olympic Powder Coat-ing, CL Bryant 76 Racing Fuel, BDRFilters, Sway-A-Way, MAN Racing, and OUTHOUSE for do-nating a case of oil. Since I am thanking the world, FAIR- wants GOODYEAR to know that the tires for the FAIR van has cer-tainly not been forgotten. FAIR plans to return the favor and will assist any Goodyear racer into FAIR pits at anytime. THANK YOU GOODYEAR! As a lot of folks know who have had first hand assistance from FAIR, we will never tum a racer away at our pits, even Checkers. We have picked up many a racer who find that FAIR pit support is the way to go. It's not unusual for us to help a racer and that racer soon becomes a FAIR member or simply makes a donation because they appreciate the help. I can think of a few racers who thought they could take advantage of that opportunity and pit support fees were not in their budget. But they soon felt guilty and gave into the team supported group that we are. I guess it's time to get off of this soap box! This will seem like old news by now, but I am trying to play catch up on a few races. SEPTEMBER -MDR RACE: Once again our friend, Paul Duffy put on a fine race. FAIR had 13 racers. Just to highlight ... the big-gest excitement of the day was Owen Potter getting lost, and all of us being entertained on the ra-dio. He got himself so worked up, that all he could see is an aban-doned boxcar. With the help of Paul Duffy and several people on the radio, Owen finally found his way out. But poor Owen now will never live this down. In fact, Bill Markel presented Owen with a toy boxcar, so he will never for-get this experience. Oh, by the way, Owen still had a few mishaps the rest of the day and finished fifth. Bryan Hintz and John Strode in 5-1600 had a real busy day, they rolled their car, ran out of gas, and lost a trans. Tried to keep going but found themselves in DNF on the last lap. OUT-HOUSE Racing had a great day, and even gave Bob Wright a run for his money. They got a second place, (not a fourth) and were only three minutes behind Bob Wright. Don't know what hap-pened to Max Hanberg, Class 9, it's unusual... but he finished third. Harry Dunne had fun in his Class 9, he started second off the line and at about 30 miles noticed the car was sputtering. The car stopped and appeared to have no spark. He changed the battery, went on and stopped again. At the Dusty Times MaGinnis-pit, Jim Delaney put in another battery and an alternator. Things were not getting better, poor Roy Smith was trying to get to Harry when the motor mounts in his truck broke, he was stranded and never did get to Harry's rescue all day. Things were sort of looking up when Joel Mohr got in the car, but the shock shafts and mounts broke which ended the day. But at least Joel got around another lap to pick up some points. Our unlimited class racer, Martin/Barron, had a great day and got a first place, in fact we understand that "DAD" was real fast on the last two laps. Woods in his 10 car had trouble all day with electrical problems and stopping at several pits for some welding. He finished fourth, after a long day. O'Donnell in his Class 10 blew a brand new trans off the bat, spent hours replacing and just ran out of time on the clock. MaGinnis/Ross tried their first MOR race and had a pretty trouble free day, even after Jim Delaney worked all Friday night still putting the car together. Jim says he had this planned so he could stay up late and watch the Princess Daina funeral. They fin-ished second in Class 1/2-1600 and fifth overall. Well, Tim Braden in his truck class solo without Bill Markel to race against, ended with a DNF. Something let go, trans or clutch. Dennis Beckwith in his stock truck was real excited and fin-ished first in class. But he was not near as excited as his son. This kid knows a lot about racing a gets real excited, .he kind of reminds me of me. He keeps up on those Robby Gordon stories too! Well, last but not least, (but was the first car out of the race) Ron Os-burn in the Class 2 car, thought he missed the first unmarked checkpoint, tried to turn the car around quickly and ended up breaking the axle. I hope I didn't miss anybody, it was a busy day, so all the pits reported. We also helped out Paul Duffy at two pits and acted as rolling checkpoints. other down time. It's exciting to see this car and Dave was thrilled to finish fifth. Ron Osburn and Rich Persch in Rich's unlimited class car broke a front trailing arm and spindle and couldn't finish the race. Richard Woods in his 10 car also broke a trailing arm. I am not sure if he finished, I thought he got some repairs and was able to limp the car around. Greg Powell's 1/2-1600 car with Randy Coleman had a good day, even though Randy got started out of line at the start. They finished third, but he got a second after a car was DQ'd. Ray Wright in his 1/2-1600 car, who has just started using FAIR, finished eighth. Out-house, racing the 5-1600, finished third, even after a broken front torsion. Bill Markel in the 7 truck was looking really good until the motor blew a rod just before Hodge Road area. Paul Moen and Joel Mohr in the 9 car, got a third, and was 1 1/2 minutes out of first. Max Hanberg in his 9 car got a second, 19 seconds behind first place. He lost valuable time be-cause of a tire fiasco. Wow, what a close finish for the 9 cars. Harry Dune in his 9 car was not as lucky. He had a flat and some problem with the car just "not working." One of the wheels experienced the spokes cracking (I'in not sure what that means). And congratu-lations to Dennis Beckwith, who got a first in the stock Jeep truck! I hung out a Pit C for a while and It seems Paul unexpectedly didn't ., have some event people show up. Ohhh. Clare Ross wants to make sure that the guys don't pull any-more of those "all nighters," es-pecially Jim Delaney who was up all night watching Diana and spent his day in the pit cranky, harassing the women. I think they finally kicked him out. THANKS A BUNCH, Paul's mom, for serv-ing up that wonderful pancake breakfast! MDR - Barstow, October: (My notes are a little slim. I was at the race but I missed the meeting where the racers covered the highlights of their day. FAIR has 13 racers. The pits were covered and managed by Harry Dunne, Bruce Steeper, Bill MarkelfTim Braden, and the MAIN covered by Outhouse. Most of the day was spent on changing tires (typical Barstow). The pits, I guess, seemed a little off for some rea-son. Market's pit ran out of spa(e tires, and most of Outhouse mem-bers at MAIN were strangely all sick. From what I don't know! Oh well, makes for an interesting day! The racers results are as follows: Wayne Morgan brought the 1 un-limited car out and Dave Massingham drove the whole race with Mac McLaughlin co-riding, their day was pretty uneventful except for a few flats and some January 1998 Dennis' son was with the family pitting there ... and he is his Dad's biggest fan ... he gets so excited when his Dad goes by. I know we can count on him racing some day! You know Paul Duffy and MOR needs to be commended ... this group has made such contri-butions to the sport of Off Road. He has put on some great races and continues to use his race par-ticipants suggestions to put on even better races. I don't know that everyone realizes how much trouble he has put into getting good race dates for next year. He has been a little disappointed with his dates for next year and added some events at Ridgecrest to help compensate for the dates and ar-eas he couldn't secure. It's a shame that with the great amount of entries that Paul has seen that some other promoters couldn't see the light and join together. Wouldn't it be great if we could all just get along (imagine if an average of 60 cars went to an av-erage of 80 cars). One could only hope that someday the BLM will start regulating the amount of promoters based on entries. VEGAS TO RENO -FAIR had seven racers and covered a few so called pits or gas stops and every-one else tried to chase. In fact, some of the pits seem to not see a single racer for hours. I understand the weather was really cold and some people were unprepared and spent hours in their vehicles trying to stay warm waiting for the next car. T&J's and Heiden truck had some problems early on and ended up parking their trucks on the trailers. Ron Osburn and John Lucas together in the 2 car seemed to be destined for prob-lems. John had some sort of flu bug and was sick in the car ... and NO it wasn't Ron's driving. John · wanted out around the first pit and later got his wish when the ring and pinion blew. They thought about swapping the trans, but figured they would get DQ's and called it a day with 400 miles to go. To top it all off, I understand John ate a few rooms in Reno be-cause he ran out of time to call and cancel, since him and crews arrival looked slim to none. Frank Omboli had an interesting ... about four miles on a new motor, he snapped a valve and drove on three cylin-ders for 160 miles. He finally stopped when he thought the mo-tor was going to explode. His crew worked on the motor. Back into the race with a new driver and still a lead in the class. In the middle of the night had some carb/fuel prob-lems. Corrected the problem. Frank got back in car only to get stuck on a big hill for hours ... got towed out from Best in the Desert event worker and 22 hours later finished the race 10 minutes behind the last car in the class. Stiles joined FAIR again and as always was a Continued on paae 50 Page 53

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...... L great help in taking a pit, They finished third in class and tenth overall. The Wisdoms really out did themselves ... Brady and Dale started and a the first check they were second overall. They had a few problems with a broken ad-juster and fixep the rear torsion. Scott and Randy got in the car at dark and finished the race first in class at about 1:00 a.m. -LAUGHLIN CHALLENGF -the brief result.s ilr:e, Fisk/Quinn, seventh 'on Saturday and did not comptete all laps. Final ninth place. Class 1/2-1600, Jason Hatz final second place, Mitch Griffin final sixth place, MaGinnis/Ross . final 11th place. Class 5 Unlim: · ited, Mike Nix/Brian Dague, final fifth place. Hector Garcia, Class 5-1600, final ninth place. Tom Ridings, Class SCORE Lites, did not finish Saturday and no start Sunday but got a fifth place. And finally, Scott Steinberger, Protruck, blew a motor Saturday, after looking really good. Thought they could salvage it overnight, but motor was hammered. Final, seventh place. Still has a good points run for the final race for SCORE. SCORE Baja 1000: Jim Delancy was the Race Manager for Mexico, and what a fine job he did. All the pit areas were co-ordinated by Jim and experienced just a few problems. Some of the welders and generators, as it turned out, were not working properly. Or maybe some pit per-sonnel were not sure how they worked. The racers had good comments about the pit coverage. There was some issue af:io"ut cov-erage at El Alamo, but as it turned out there was a hang up on where the -crew was and was well cov-ered by the Shea Group. Thanks guys, no hard feelings about the mix up! All the pit captains, Clare Ross, Mike Shannon, Don Bowler, Jim Reynolds, and Bryan . Hintz had good reports. All spent a lot of time waiting for cars, fi-nally fueling, and assisting lots of non-FAIR member cars. As al-ways FAIR is happy to assist ... next time all you racers who used FAIR in Mexico ... just come to one of our meetings, we would be happy to sign you up. Tom Rid-ings 1200 car didn't survive after ;mLJRS :v1-F 9:00 -6:00 Sat. 10:00 -3:00 Brian Parkhouse got to San Feli-pe and the motor was gone. The Steinberger Pro Truck didn't have a good day either. Scott caught -the left wheel in a rain rut that caused a steering problem, ended up being down for about two hours. Then when Todd got in the truck he rolled it (tried to say he didn't), broke and A-arm and somehow they limped to finish fifth. The Pro Truck finished third in points for the season. Con-gratulations ... it was a competitive ye~r! Next was the Wisdoms, I think this is their first Baja 1000 race and what an or:deal it was. · They spent a lot of time ·stopping and replacing parts. They changed drivers and co-riders sev-eral times, both teams Wes Wis-dom and Don Bowler, Brady Wis-dom, Scott Wisdom, and Dale Stephan all ended up faced with nearly falling off of cliffs. But they said they had a good time after 23 hours and finished 12th, with one 1/2-1600 car still behind them. Dave Matsui flew out from Japan again to race and finally got a fin-ish in Mexico, he finished 11th. Pat Shea in his 1/2-1600 ended his day early on with a blown motor. Maginnis/Ross had a great day even though the car didn't arrive until late Thursday night and took an early tech on Friday. They had a little mishap and Randy almost hit Brian at one .point sending Brian diving for his life. Brian, I am sure Randy didn't mean it! They finished third and 14th overall... I can't believe they didn't even have a flat. They fin-ished the season in third in points. Mike Shatynski in his 9 car fin-ished after 22 hours in second place. All I heard was some fiasco about getting stuck in water somewhere. George Ladwig had his first experience in a 9 car in Mexico .. . he started with hardly any brakes, got hit by a spectator and got spun around. Joel Mohr got in the car at El Alamo and drove off of some mountain and was down for two hours. They got out to only then break a spindle, changed it out, George got back in and finished seventh after 26 hours. Jay Huss who came along to race with FAIR in his 9 car didn't finish. I guess the car rolled and one of the guys ended up in-Daily UPS Visa and Mastercard ~'e are happy to announce our new 800 toll free number. (800) 656-337~_ Use it to call -and inquire about our "Quick Fix" IRS repair boots or our 11 gallon "Fast-Fil/" dump cans. Both new products can save you race time. Race Smarl-Be Sale I I J w; ?r1:~" Ln. #4 • Chula Vista, CA 91910 • (619) 691-9171 • FAX (619) 691-0803 I L___ - - --, ----------Page 54 jured by fuel. I hope the story is somewhat correct, I didn't get the lowdown from the Huss group. A lot of FAIR members raced Mexico for the first time, and I think they said they would still do it again. Mexico is definitely a dif-ferent animal when it comes to pit coordination and Jim Delaney did a great job. Thanks again! . FAIR seems to see more and more non-FAIR members -in our pits. So if you are the one: .. step up to FAIR and sign up! We ex-pect only your "FAIR" share of help. FAIR meets the first and third Wednesday of the month in Fullerton at the Holiday Inn, where Harbor Blvd. meets the 91 Freeway. ■-MAG-7 News By Phillip Breedlove & Team Upside Down Baja Mag-7 wishes everyone a Happy and Prosperous 1998! The past year was very busy and, as always, Mag-7 owes a debt of gratitude to the race teams and sponsors that have supported us. Bill Enderle and Jim Arbuckle of SKS Valvoline continued their generous support with Valvoline products. Bob Hines· of RLH Communications kept our radios , working and Bob Hummel of Race Ready and John Brindell and crew at ORW were always there when we needed some assistance. Steve at Smitty's Yamaha, and Todd at Cycle Parts West helped us to better support our two and four wheel cycle riders. Countless other individuals and race teams contributed to a memorable year -HOOYAH and _thanks to all! The 1997 "Memorial Bruce Cranmore, Mag-7 BAJA SPIRIT Award" was presented to Ernie Negret of "Los Negrote Boys" rac-ing. This award is presented in memory of former Mag-7 Race Director, Bruce Cranmore. The award is presented to the SCORE racer that most exemplifies Bruce's undying "Spirit of Baja" through perseverance and contri-bution to the sport while meeting the following criteria: Limited 1600cc vehicle class (5-1600, 9, 11); must compete in one or more of the "Baja" races. T he award is sponsored by SCORE Interna-tional, Mag-7, and Bruce's long time friend John Becker. John Becker also made a significant contribution to the award for the Baja 2000 race that was an-nounced by Sal Fish this year. This is the third year of the award and previous winners are: 1995 CARLOS IRIBE (5-1600); 1996 ED MCLEAN (Class 9); 1997 ERNIE NEGRETE and his family exemplifying the undying "Spiri~ of Baja" through their dedication to the sport, their tenacity and will to finish each and every race they start, and the respect that they show towards their fellow racers and the racing community. Congratulations Ernie and Fam-. ily on a fine year! Team Upside Down Baja has the '97 Baja 1000 report next. Mag-7 ran 10 pits for the Baja 1000 this year. Eight single pits and one double pit. The race for us started at Pit 1, located near Ojos Negros at Mile 67. Pit Cap-tains were Shawn and Terry Wells. They were assisted by Ash-ley, Stephen, David and Lisa, January 1998 Roman, Charlotte, Michael, Nicholas, Norm, and Paul. This was our double pit, doing duty as Pit 10 as well. We arrived in the rain Thurs-day afternoon, and set about plan-ning for a 'muddy' pit the next day. On race day, we started set-ting up at 0600. Glad to see the sunshine! First Mag-7 bike thru · was #lOIX at 0747, the team of Tomoki Hayshi. The bike sounded good, and after a quick gas dump, he was off down· the _course. First Mag-7 four wheel vehicle thru was #839 at 0938-sounding great. All Mag-7 ve-· hides entered passed our pit. The only non-Mag-7 assist, was to the BFG Radio Relay crew camped next to us. Seems they broke their trailer passing by us in the night, and set up right there. We did some welding for them to get them home to San Diego. Mag-7 Pit 2 was located at Hwy. 3 at Km 87, Race Mile 125. The Pit Capt. was Mike Wickersham, and he was assisted by son Terry, and friends Gene, Brent, Walter,JeffandJohn, Tom and Marilyn. Racer #2X came thru as first bike at 0807 followed in two minutes by #4X. At 0944 our two quads came in together. While dumping fuel into both bikes, Robbie Gordon came blast-ing by. Talk about getting our at-tention! "I think he was breaking the sound barrier." The pit was located next to a cattle guard, and they measured Robbie's truck at 40' in the air from the crossing! Our cars came thru next followed by Racer #706, Perry McNeil (Class Winner). Seems he was suffering from 'Fuel Starvation'. The time was 1136 and Perry was in third place. Since we were not pitting any vehicles in his class, we dumped some spare race gas and sent him on his way! Would like to see Perry with Mag-7 for 1998. That was the end of our pit. Mag-7 Pit 3 was located at Cahabuzo Junction at Race Mile 186. Pit Capt. was Bill 'Krash' Kruckmeyer, and was assisted by his daughter, Heather. All but two vehicles passed thru this pit. When they needed more hands to dump motorcycle gas, Ivan Stewart's pit crew (Stewart had already been through) came over and gave them a hand. A big thanks for helping us out there! The only repair to do was on Racer #948, Ed McLean's Class 9 car. They came limping in with a broken axle. The crew worked into the night trying to replace the broken part, but the chase crew in San Felipe never got to them with a spare axle. Later dur-ing the night, o~ner Ed McLean made the decision to pull out of the race to save the car. Better luck next year, Ed! · Mag-7 Pit 4 was located at the Borrego Crossing on Hwy. 3 at Race Mile 250. This is where we set up our Mag-7 Semi. Pit Cap-tains were Wayne and Debbie Newell. They were assisted by Andy and Angela, Eric, John, Marty, and Todd. All but two Mag-7 racers came through their pit. We assisted two non-Mag-7 entrants. First was to Racer #574, who came in needing some front end welding. Hope to see you guys with Mag-7 next year. We welded them right up and sent them rac-ing again. Second was Racer #561, Carlos lribe, who was rac-ing with our Prez Phil· Breedlove. We helped with his electrical and fuel problem, and Debbie fed his chase crews as well. We sent him off to continue racing! During the night, Weatherman put out an urgent request to all pit crews in the Borrego area. The SCORE Checkpoint was being overrun with spectators and couldn't get to the racers as they were going by. Mag-7 answered the call by _sending o,ver Eric and Todd to pound in Mag-7 stakes and yel-low caution tape to mark out the checkpoint better. Glad to help, Sal. Supporting racing is what Mag-7 is all about. Mag-7 Pit 5 was located near Puertecitos at Race Mile 317. The Pit Captains were Chuck and Sue Guy. They were assisted by Rhonda, Bryan, Steve, Dave, Mat, and Mark. Rhonda and Bryan were racing with car #948. No problems reported at this pit, and the day went by fast. Mag-7 Pit 6 was located at Morelia, at Race Mile 386. The Pit Captains were Terry Walsh and Rod Cunningham. They were assisted by Bobbie, Steven, Paul, Jeff, Erica and Shelly, and Karyn. The pit went really well. They welded a non-Mag-7 Class 5-1600 Bug's rear trailing arm back to-gether early Saturday morning. Didn't get the racer's number, but the lettering on the side read, "". Hope to see you people with Mag-7 next year! Also, they had a 'Stock' Ford Bronco stop by their pit Sat-urday morning. Seems these two guys 'drove' this old '70s style Ford Bronco from Maine to Baja. Then they entered it in the race in Class 3 Sportsman. They didn't even pre-run-the c·ourse ·(Reminds -me of how the first couple of races went in 68-70). After they were done racing, they were going to drive it back home to Maine, from the finish line! Talk about an ad-venture! Mag-7 fed them a big Baja breakfast, and pointed them up the" course. Would love to see you people (didn't get their racer number) pit with Mag-7 next year if you come back? That's it for Pit 6. Mag-7 Pit 7 was located at Mike's Sky Ranch at Race Mile 457. The pit Capt. was Mark Cranmore. He was assisted by Nancy, Hugo, and Larry. They arrived at Mike's road around dark and 'slip-slided' into Mike's around 2030 hours. Some coffee at the bar, and off to bed. Race morning dawned cold with pock-ets of ice on the ground. Third bike through Mike's was Tim Morton, and he was flying (I would like to get you back with Mag-7, Tim, for 1998). Our first Mag-7 bike came in around early evening. The bikes came in all night, but when Racer #839 came roaring in, things sped up to a blur. We helped one non-Mag-7 racer, # 1204, who broke their steering linkage. Using our lights and welder they could get back to racing! Hope you guys are with Mag-7 for 1998! Also, had two racers come into our pit after 0200 in the morning Saturday asking to share our fire. Seems they lost an axle nut one mile be-fore Mike's and hadn't pre-run either! They stayed the night to get warmed up. Mag-7 Pit 8 was located at Ll-ano Colorado, at Race Mile 532. The pit Capt. was Dave Sickle. 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The pit ran smoothly. Our first Mag-7 entry, # l0lX came through around 1910 hours. The first Mag-7 vehicle was #839 of Francisco Monroy. A quick fuel dump, along with oranges and water and he was off at 2135 hours. Our last bike came in at 0825 hours, Saturday morning. This was Kuzo Tsugeno, #55X. He had come from Japan, and rid-den the whole race Ironman so far. When asked if he had any problems, his response was, "Bike not break down, I break down." He stayed for about 15 minutes and then headed back into the race. We closed our pit at 1100 hours, and headed back to San Diego. Mag-7 Pit 9 was located at Urapan, at Race Mile 588. The Capt. was Travis Cranmore. He was assisted by his friends and Bob Bryson. On the way to their pit, Travis's trailer broke down in Ensenada, and they loaded every-thing into his truck! The pit ran smoothly and there weren't any non-Mag-7 vehicles requiring as-sistance. Mag-7 Pit 10 was located at Race Mile 641, to the north of Ojos Negros. The Pit Capt. was Stephen Stenberg. He was as-sisted by Shawn and Terry, David and Lisa, Norm, and later by Chuck Weber who was assisting the BFG Radio Relay station. All the 'junior' helper~ from Pit 1 were asleep by the time the first racer got to this pit. We opened for business at 1330 hours. Our first racer through was #lOlX at 2204 hours. Racer #402X, Chris Eberz and Mark Daniels, came through at 2335 hours. They were on their way to a Class 40 Pro win, sounding much better than when they had passed us on the way south earlier in the morning (hope to see you guys back with the Brotherhood, Mag-7, for 1998. Either in your car or on your bike!). All of Mag-7's entries came back through except three en-tries. Racer # 1006 broke and was out just past Mag-7 Pit 2 at Mile 145. Racer #948 was out at Pit 3, Mile 186. And, Racer #55x houred out at Mile 618. Everyone else passed by us. We assisted two non-Mag-7 racers. First was Racer #502X (Ron Bishop's Team) who came in needing help with his goggles. We helped him the best we could and sent him on his way to Ensenada (Hope to see your Team with Mag-7 for '98 Ron, just like when we pitted the ROKON). We also assisted Racer #1610 with his headlights (Frank, hope to see you guys running with Mag-7 for 1998). Our pit also gave a young Mexican gas when he ran out in front of the pit Friday night. He returned one hour later with enough firewood to last us the whole night. Also, one of our members from another pit that was closed, injured himself when his street Bug flipped nearby. Steve Stenberg, who is a Fire Fighter from San Diego, treated him at our pit (upon returning to San Diego, this person was X-Rayed and found to have a bro-ken collar bone). That was the first time in two years that our First Aid boxes have been used at a SCORE race. To the 1997 Baja 1000 finisher, a hearty "Mag-7" congratulations go out to Racer #839, Francisco Monroy, second in class, Racer #lOlX, Tamokei Hayaski, second Dusty Times in class, Racer #102X, Tamayuki Morikita and #104X, Kiyonari Otuks, fourth and fifth in class, Racer #56X, Eiken Takenaka, and #52X, Tsugumichi Kaminosora, second and third in class. And to Racers #99A, Mike Penland from Georgia and #SIA, Steven Greiner from Ohio, who placed first and second in their class. And to Racer #45 lX, Masayuki Kikuchi, first in class. Also, it would be nice for Racer #706, Perry McNeil (first in class) to run with Mag-7 for '98. Emer-gency service always comes in handy! Again, let me say con-gratulations to all you Mag-7 rac-ers for a good year. For the SCORE Class Cham-pions, we have six Mag-7 mem-bers who placed in the top five in their class. They are, Ed McLean, who placed fifth in Class 9 (and is the oldest racer on the course), Bill Hernquist, who placed fourth in Class 10, Tamoki Hayski, who placed third in Class 21 Pro, Ri-chard Jackson who placed first in Class 50 Pro (haven't seen you since the SF 250, Richard), Pedro Vargas who placed first in Sports-man Class 3, and rounding it out, Steve 'Ironman' Greiner (who rode the first 250 miles of the 97 Baja 1000 in a 4WD Yamaha Quad by himselO who placed first in Sportsman Class 25. Congratu-lations to all of you guys for a good year! Special thanks go out to our many pit Captains, whom without you help we couldn't function as a Mag-7 Team. Thanks to Bruce Barlow, Bob Bryson, Mark Cranmore, Travis Cranmore, Chuck and Sue Guy, Bill 'Krash' Kruckmeyer, Jerry McMurry (our last "Original' active Mag-7 mem-ber from 1968), Wayne and Deb-bie Newell, Dave Sickle, Steph-en Stenberg, Terry Walsh, Shawn and Terry Wells, Mike Wickersham, and Terry Wickersham. Also, thanks to our Board of Directors starting with Prez Phil Breedlove, Secretary Hugh McLean, Treasurer Terry Walsh, Race Directors Wayne and Debbie Newell, Pit Coordi-nator Mark Cranmore, Equip-ment Managers Stephen Stenberg and Andy Pina, Social Director Mike Wickersham, and Comput-ers, Jerry McMurry. Mag-7 will finalize it's 1998 rac-ing calender soon. For sure, Mag-7 will be pitting the 1998 San Fe-lipe 250, the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000 to La Paz. We look for-ward to pitting those Mag-7 mem-bers that raced with us in 1997 and all new racers that wish to join our club. Club dues are $15.00 a year, payable on the first race of the year that you race with Mag-7. If your race team has any special desires as to support needs or if you would like to participate in 1998, please call Wayne Newell at (760) 745-5740 or you can con-tact us on the internet at You can also find our Web Site in the SCORE Web page under "Re-lated Sites". We here at Mag-7 are look-ing forward to the 1998 SCORE Race season down in Baja Cali-fornia. Starting with our first race of the season, the San Fe-lipe 250 in March. So come join in on the fun as Mag-7 goes into the 1998 season a winning team. Join us as a racer or as a pit crew member. We always welcome new members. ■ Pony Express ... SCORE to adopt change or fade away. In the interim, time is wast-ing, and the same management philosophies that put us in this po-sition continue on their merry un-interrupted way. Let me restate the obvious, SCORE has laid their plans into the next millennia without input from any other group or organization, unless they have signed .on as a paying series sponsor. I'm assuming that the Laughlin SCORE Desert Series has contracts that don't include clauses for groups like SUMMIT. And why should they? They don't pay the bills. Life will continue, even after SCORE's demise and there will be another promoter to fill the void. The highly visible Baja 1000 is an entity in itself, outliving, and overshadowing whatever promoter is presenting it. That point must be under-stood. The influx of American dollars into Mexico, will prove to be the deciding factor in favor of continuing the Baja races regarq-less of who holds the reigns, or what organization presents the races. RE: Soapbox (Summit Organization) To Whom it may concern: After reading the letter in the December '97 issue of the Dusty Times, I came away infuriated. It reads like an ad from the SCORE media department. A single cohe-sive organization would have more leverage. I can't see choos-ing one organization over another before an agenda is formulated. I can see some of the formats of SCORE being chosen over the competitors. I.E. rule book, class structure. But I can't for any rea-son see the rationale for going to Sal Fish and stating a case before one is in hand. It seems that SUMMIT is requesting permis-sion to organize. The reason ·for creating this organization, as I see it, is the failings of SCORE itself, and the inability of the current management to flex and accom-modate the customer '(racer) . The loss of the major sponsors, (Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, etc.), and the Parker 400, should l;,e a harbinger of the things to come. I'm not in favor of throwing out the baby with the bath water, but, let's be honest about the reason for this "club. We need a stable promoter or pro-moters, working for the better-ment of the sport. With the profit motive coming second. If the cur-rent promoting management was thinking "long term," then we wouldn't be in this predicament to begin with. The advancement of Midwestern short course ven-ues comes at the lack of foresight of the current promoter. The for-mation of a drivers group in the SODA venue comes at the fail-ure of it's elected governing board to·accommodate the wishes of it's members. If I am to understand the premise of their letter of com-plaint. Isn't this the same reason that SUMMIT is being formed? Isn't it, in so many words, the in-ability of SCORE to look long term at the future of the sport? Isn't the driven motive of profit over the future of our sport the primary goal of SCORE? If not, then I stand corrected, and I humbly apologize. The pandering "open arms" re-ception from SCORE should be taken with reservation. It should be put forth that the SCORE management WILL be instituting · changes at the suggestion of the SUMMIT membership within 90 days, or other promoters will be sought out who will accommodate the adopted formats. The choice of SCORE as the premier group solely because of the Baja races, is sketchy, and pre-mature at best. There is a niche oflow cost, high quality races that fill the gap between SCORE and the possibility of no races at all. It appears that the intent of SUM-MIT is to build on the immovable SCORE platform at the exclusion of any competition. This throws the free market idea in the trash, and puts SUMMIT in the non-biugaining position of accepting whatever SCORE wants to table as an offer. Competition is the reason that we race in the first . place. Strong competition from other promoters, will force My point, to or-ganize and put forth an agenda for the future of the sport with no regard as to which promoter is designated as the "premier orga-nization." The racer is the con-sumer in a market that is indeed, consumer driven. SUMMIT is in the driver's seat. Make no mistake about that. Our future is at stake. Sincerely, Carl Perez Co~ing Next Month ... I Salute to Champions SNORE Buffalo Bill's 400. Exxon Superflo Winter Series at Glen Hden ... plus all the regular features A Personal Letter to Jerry Penhall Regarding Parker 400 Here are the highlights of the race , as we see it: + After a night out on the town, Jerry fails to show up to start the race. + Jerry-then blames his wife for not being able to tell the difference between California time and Arizona time. + Mark Burch, Jerry's co-driver, is forced to drive the car. + Mark, who has never driven before, kno·cks down cones and is penalized 20 minutes, then gets chewed out by Mr. Penhall. + Finally, Jerry shows up with no uniform or helmet. to give what limited help he could to the team. Thanks for making this race so memorable, Let1wt i'<adl«; Letner Racing . January 1998 Page 55

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~ s~ eU4/mlt, &~ &~eo1flue e~~ '&tt ~ 45-410 # 10 ~ Se. 619-347-5052 1,uuo,. 8A 92201 Steve Spirkoff/Owner 15855 Dell View Rd. El Cajon, California 92021 619/561-2913 gJ;gJ;O (213)583-2404 SANDERS SERVICE, INC. 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 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 800-836-5355 SO. CALIFORNIA BUMPSHOP Pre-Runners, Chase-Trucks, Street Trucks & Cars e~a-Bugs, Dune-Bugs. VW and More. Roll-Bars, Bumpers, Shock-Hoops, Lifts & Lowers, Roof-Racks, Welding Custom-Suspension, Fabrication and More. Call Voice 733 West Pacific Coast Hwy Harbor City. CA. 90710 (310) 513-1805 Whittier Blvd. at Harbor La Habra, California 90631 (310) 691 -6704 (714)521 -1102 Fax(310) 691-9396 Custom Preparation & Fabrication Race Trucks · Bugles · Pre-Runners (619) 449-9728 FAX (619) 449-2678 9419 Abraham Way, Suite "A", Santee, CA 92071 Straight nt. ALUMINUM WHEEL STRAIGHTENING 31510 223rd Street East Llano, CA 93544 805-261-3202 IMC£ THANS BY ✓£FF FllO)'S · TRfiNSfiXLE ENGINEEitlNG JEFF FIELD 818-998-2739 9833 Deering -UnltH Chatsworth, CA 91311 TRANSMISSIONS WEST Special/zing In High Pert. Transa)(Jes .• vw • PORSCHE • OFF ROAD WE RACE WHAT WE SEU. (800) 435-0416 • (310) 782-2413 22545 S. Normandie • Torrance, CA 90501 ,--~:;;;;;;:::~----:o=:"e~~:-:,g=n=-, r---~---~-=-=-=-=_=_=_:.... _______________ -=_=_=_=_=_=_,;,,_=_=_~,,,;,-,;;, ..... ~ ~ Fabrl'fatlon lnstallatlon ra1J5 •Tech. ~~ ,;,,, ~~ DarrPn Ebberts Tony Cerone ( 909) 340-4684 FAX (909) 340-4689 490£ PRINCELANDCT, SUITE4 CORONA CA 91719 ,.,.. CO,,IPUTERIZE0 VINYL GRAPHICS & LETTERING 11.,J I VISA I ,.,._ LO-COST t3LOG SIGNS (AU. PROCESSES) -,.._ TIM0E Sli?W 0/SPLA'rS ,·~ · ,... 0ET,..ILE0& 1.-NIQUE 0ESIGNS /'• ';tf/t:-Ctf!,!;;~~71,,cs ,,.._ H~QUAL/TY E'YINNERS ,,.__MAGNETICS "'WGO REPROOUCTONS ,,.__ REAL ESTATE ,.._LOGO & GRAPHIC DESIGN ,,.__ DECALS 370N'1H NVO noA N'1Hl SS3NIS08 31:iOI/\I 3A '1H .A0'13H7'1 noA 3Sn'1038 SI s3w11 Alsna NI ~NISllH3A0'1 ~----lON~O~NOS'13HA1N03Hl SUSPENSIONS~ ·_,.-\_l.:INL/MlllED.· ... 11,,. ...•... ·•···· ··"' ... OFF ROAD RACING SPECIALISTS WELDING ' FABRICA TON • FLAME CUTTING • FROVTEl✓0S • RCAR TRAILING ARMS RACED/ASSIS • PRERUNNEFIS • FOXRAONGSHOX LARRY ROSEVEAR 13450YNAMICS. UNJro ANAHEIM, CA 92806 PHONE /714} 996-6260 FAX / 714} 996-6405 TOTA·LLY TRUCKS Inc. OjJ' Road and Street Truck After Mllrket Parts, Accessories, lnstllll11tion ,,;.,, Complete Custom Audio . • -gel/• Tee~ 3520 East Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada (702) 457-2809 Rorick> ,.. Li ft • .::,Lt~ 11'<> Co""t • r,oil ~stef }l~f":(tec wilt • Mgl) g""ift~ A. -to ~tef K&N•,....,. Trackside Photo Off-road race photography since 1970 Fidel Gonzales 805-578-34 70 P.O. Box 747,.Moorpark, CA 93020 ac1 USTOM EARBOX UILDING (!Cl 01 /)/(I/• Paul Smiley • ~ URBD ~ BLUE.kl.~ Racing Gasolines 1'~ So. Cal. Distributors -310-928-2278 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 •:lF RACING& RECREATIONAL VEHICLES PRODUCTION SHO? (TABS, BRACKETS, BODIES, ETC.) BRUCE HENDEL Regional Manager VP Racing Fuels. West Coast P.O. Box 1319 34283 Monte Vista Wildomar, CA 92595 Phone: (909) 67 4-9167 Fax: (909) 674-7367 Pager: (909) 694· 7392

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RACE CARS BAJA BUGS DUNE BUGS V. W & PORSCHE FOREIGN CARS NISSAN & TOYOTA LAURtf. DUNLAP V1, I PR(',l()fNI 1 8 1 5 Mt,~~t,, 1111·,1 1 r :, Av! R1vFRSiDE, CA 97507 USA 909-3 69-5 1 44 FAX 909-369-7266 Off Road Race Truclfs • Pre Runners Chassis Design • Engineering • Fabrication Dale White Racing WIND RIVER GROUP PUBLIC RELATIONS ANO MARKETING CONSULTANTS EDWIN C . JACOBS PRESIDENT S□□-STATE MILL ROAD AKRON, OHIO 44319 (216)644-7774 ~-'HEUVINK :CONSULTING 1'11111 IC Rll ,HION\ N MAllKEIINC: Eo HF.uvtNK MKDIACENTRUM UTJ{ECJIT H.l!:'NGE\11'L1>lHR/\AT 2')/416, l572 KH lhRECHT TIIE NETHERL,\NJ)S • Transmissions • Parts and Service • Complete Welding 3940 Maranatha Circle Las Vegas, NV 89103 l0Z-871-1661 T.FL. 030-27211.U, FAX 0311-27226.'2 Mo1m,E 06-s~2s:-.sss. HoMEIPR1v•:. o30-i210JC1s , Lorenzo Rodriguez • 515 So. Vermont. Glendora, CA 91740 • (818) 914-81<1 Adam Wik 1994 SCORE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR From Parts to Complete Engines Off Road Products Front and Rear TraRing ~ms • Spindles Suspension Specialists • Custom Wheels 2733 W. Missouri Phoenix. AZ 85017 Jack Woods (602) 242-0077 Classified ... FOR SALE: Hewland DG300 gears -New 18:37, 21:34, 21:32, 21:29, $235.00 each; USED: 16:40, 18:37, 20:33, 21:32, good $150.00 each; 22:30, 24:32 fair$ 120.00 each (3 lQ) 787-5613. Simply Quality: This Trophy Truck is a looker and it works! Ford Ranger XtraCab Body, Beautiful Fabrication Throughout, 26" Front Travel/28" Rear Travel on Mike Smith Bypass Shocks, Chris-man Rear End, 13" Disc Brakes All Around, CNC Billet Calipers, 3 7" BFG Tires on 17" Ultra Wheels. Parabok built Ford SVO 430 cid VB, 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. WILL PAY UP TO $1,000.00 FOR 1;68 TO 1 BUS REDUCTION FOR SALE: Awesome Trophy- GEAR SET (l6X27 teerh) Call (70Z) FOR SALE:T urn key 10 car Bund-T ruck, thousands in spares, Form-er 385-4 700. Ask for Ned or leave mes-erson chassis, single seat, long wheel Robby Gordon Frank Vessel, 38" rear base, race ready (no joke) desert car. ;;;.......;...._...;...._~w.....,.._.. 32" front travel with the best of ev-New Fat Performance water cooled WANT TO WIN? PROVEN WIN- erything. This truck is a winner. motor. Zero miles (no joke) Hurst NER IS AN UNDERSTATE-Could be made Class 8 legal. $70K shifter, Hewland gears. Rimco short MENT!!! FOR SALE: Class 9, single or will consider trade for real estate . block. New $700.00FuelCell. 12 Fox seater, Chromolly Chenowth 1000, or!! Ref #489 Contact Baja Brokers Coil over shocks-Fresh prep. Weber FoxShocks,FieldsTrans,extrabody, (760) 723-2117. 44, Summers Hubs, Sway-A-Way, Pit/Part boxes and spare tires in- WANTED: RACE DRIVERS & Wright Rack & fresh paint, Extras, eluded 1993 LR.D.R. SECOND IN CO-DRIVERS: Unique All Inclusive Motivated, Reduced to $11.950.00 CLASS AND OVERALL POINTS. package to race a Class 7S Ford (760) 757-8709 or (pgr) (760) 999-In 23 races this car WON 9 TIMES, Ranger built by Cun LeDuc in Baja FOR SALE: Class 10 SL Pro SCORE _25_5_2_. _________ _ 3 SECONDS, 3 THIRDS, AND 2 lOOOor"SCORE, VORRA,MORE, Lite, 118wb, new 1643 engine, Bus FORSALE: 1997FORDF-150Class FIFTH PLACE FINISHES, with an MDRA & BITD". You bring only Box w/Hewland gears, Coil over front BS SODA truck. All Chromoly con-average of 18 cars in class, collected Helmet, Drivers Suit. & $$$$. Ser- w/Bilsteins all around, lots of good struction. Complete with lots and lots winningsover$20,000.00. $7,500.00. ious inguiries only. (714) 376-8306. parts on car and spare parts. of extra parts. List upon request. Contact Sandy Parker (818) 772- (916) 573-1225 (888) 396-8937 $7,500.00obo.CallMike(801)955- $25,000.00(517)838-4103or(517) 7758. 1834 days (801) 985-5770. 236-7296. ·······················································••-'-•~.~._;_.~.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. : Sell or swap your extra parts and pieces in : : DUSTY TIMES. : • • • • • • Classified Advertising rate is only $20 for 45 words each month, not including name, address and phone. number. Add $5.00 for use of black and white photo, or a very sharp color print. Maximum size 5"x7". NEW AND RENEW AL 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. • • • • • • • • FORSALE: 1965BajaFresh 1835cc : • full cage 22 gallon fuel cell. Beard • -------------------~---------------------------: seats, new tires. Have Centerline • -----------------------------------------------• wheels, plus lots of parts. $3,500.00 • -----------------------------------------------• obo (909) 653-2606. : : FORSALE: l-1600Chassis-Woods • , • front arms, Fuel Safe cell, Beard su-• Enclosed is $ ____ (Send check or money order, no cash) Please run ad times • per seat, Wright rack, rear torsion • ---• bars, Sway-A-Way spring blades 2-: Name_________________________________ Mail to: • 12" Fox shocks, 2-14" Fox Shocks, 2 • Address________________ Phone ___________ DUSTY TIMES : sets of body panels (818) 834-3999, • 20751 Marilla Street • pager (818) 229-1200 ($3,l0Q:00 • City ________________ State Zip ________ Chatsworth, CA 91311-4408 • obo). =••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••= Dusty Times January 1998 Page 61

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Top of The Line 7S: Ford Ranger 4WD, New Model Body, 3.0L 4 Cyl-inder, 290+ HP, Mogi C-4 Tranny, 4 7 gallon Fuel Cell, Fox Front Shocks w;Resevoirs and Adjustable Damp-ing, Kuster Rear Shocks, National Spring, Chris-man 9" Rear End With . 300M Axles, 9 First Place Finishes Including the Baja 1000. Many, many spares, including spare race motor available for $15K. Baja Brokers Ref #584. $40,000.00 760 723-2117. FOR SALE: 95 Ford Ranger 7S Fresh Esslinger 2.3 4 cyl, stroker motor, 2-2 BBL 44 W eb6r carbs, Mogi C-4 Tranny, 44 gal. Fuel Cell, BFG.33-1050 Custer Shocks Ford 9" Rear, 40 spline axles, Flame Out. Fresh Prep race ready, many spares $40,000.00 Consider some trade. 1600-10 caror ? 40' enclosed goose neck race trailer avail. (702 457-2809. 2WD Blazer Pre-Runner: Here it is! This Blazer is a fully functional pre-runner that is tame enough for every day driving. The best of both worlds. Completely CA Smog legal, fully caged, good travel, 300+ HP, 3 seats. What more could you ask for? 350 cid Chevy motor by Don Hatz, bor-ed +.030. Valley 1997 classified ads Valley Transmission, TH-400 with RV torque converter and Art Carr Shifter. Stock Car Products 9" Lim-ited slip rear end, 4.56: 1 Ring and Pinion. Suspension has 15" travel in Front on A-arms damped by 2.5" Fox Shocks. Rear is a Quarter Elliptical setup with 16" Travel on Fox shocks also. 36" Goodyear GS-As on Alcoas round out the rolling stock. Baja Bro-kers Ref# 610 $16,500.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Class 11: Sway-A-Way, BFGs, Beard seats, Bilstein $3,500.00. Call John for Details, Aft~rnoon and evenings (760) 868-5694. Stock Full F-150: Very nice truck! 351 cid by Leon Patten. Valley trans-mission did the C6, and Currie built the 8.8" rrear end with a spool and 35 spline axles. 17" of front travel per wheel with 1 custom Kendall shock. Nationals in rear with 19" travel on 1 custom Kendall shock per wheel, 35" BFG Mud Terrains on American Eagle alloys round out the package. Very competitive truck, ready to race & win! Baja Brokers Ref.#618 $53,000.00 (760) 723-2117. Page 62 FOR SALE: 1994 7S Ford Ranger, Fat Motor raced only one time, Alu-minum heads, steel rods, Chromoly cage, Aluminum 9" floater, LeDuc Lightning Rod shocks, C-4 Auto, Beard seats, 12 Beadlocks with tires, Fuel Safe, Race Ready with lots and lots of extras! $28,000.00 Must sell due to wife's illness (608) 845-9354 Cst. FOR SALE: THE BEST CLASS 10 MONEY CAN BUY: '97 Jimco SS Mid-Engine Toyota A-Arm. Only 3 races on this state of the art Jimco "tum key" car. FAT's best 4AG, Fortins best 5 speed, Kuster bypass shocks, Summers etc. Meticulous at-tention to detail, powder coating, prepped w/spares. Can easily be con-verted to Class L Over $70K in-vested, Asking $49K. Todd@ (702) 348-7812. 1997 Class 7 Chevy S-10: Laugh-lin Winner! 4.5L V6 Monster Mo-tor, 300+ HP, 700R-4 tranny, 9" Mark Williams 40 spline full floater rear end, 12" travel in front on 3 Bil-steins per wheel, 17" rear on Kuster 18" stroke Bypass Shocks, hydraulic Bump Stops front & rear, 33" Baja T/As, Lee power steering with ram assist, 44 gal fuel cell, PCI radio & intercom included in sale. Baja Bro-kers Ref #605, $19,000.00 (760) 723-2117. Class 8 Ford, 15" Travel front/20" Travel rear, Kuster Bypass shocks, coilovers, and air bumps, 35" BFG Baja T/As, 488 cid V8, Cobra Jet Heads, MSD Ignition, Super power-ful motor, Magi C6 Transmission, Chrisman 9-3/4" Rear End, 46 Spline Axles, 80 gallon Fuel System, Spares Included. Great package deal also available with semi-trailer. $32,000.00 obo Baja Brokers (760) 723-2117. 1996 Lothringer 2-1600: Chromoly chassis with Wright front trailing arms and spindles. SAW 300M tor-sion bars, axles, and chromoly spring plates, 930 c.v.s all off Lothringer chromoly rear trailing arms. Car is dampened by ( 4) Fox shocks with position sensitive sleeves in the rear and (2) Fox Shocks in the front. Tranny by WR Racing with FTC gears, billet SuperDiff, Wiks 1600cc motor, 22 gallon fuel cell, Yokoha-mas on Centerlines, Good car! Baja Brokers Ref #630 $14,800.00 (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Lothringer Class 9 Two seater. 1996 Glen Helen champion. Current points leader for 1997. New front beam. Fresh motor and trans, ready for desert or short course. Current registra-tion. $4,500.00 (909) 629-0876 -Dan. FOR SALE: Class 1 Raceco - 125" wheelbase - 3000cc Autocraft Rac-ing Engine - Electromotive fuel in-jection - Hewland DG300 - Summers Brothers front and rear hubs - Fodrill Heavy duty front beam and spindles - Bilstein shocks - 27 spare tires - 6 radios with base antenna - too many extra parts to list - 30' trailer - this car is very competitive - $25,000.00 obo Bernie 505 255-0212. FOR SALE: New Class 9 Single seat. Everything new and never out of ga-rage. SAW 300m, Fuel Safe, FOX Shox, BFGs on Chrome. Parker, Beard, Saco, UMP, CNC Dual Cyl-inder. New Beautiful aluminum, WR trans, PCI mount. Needs motor and wiring to race. Divorce sale $3,400.00 or Best/trade (562) 930-0615. FOR SALE:FORSALE: 1993 Class 1/2-1600 Raceco 2 seater. 1995 SCORE 3rd Place. All the good stuff: Fox, Wright, Beards, Deist, VDO, Parker Pumper, PCI Radio & Inter-com, Cochran Motor, Hewland gears. 600 mi. on Full Prep. Spare wheels and parts. $12,000.00 obo days (602) 438-3204/nights (602) 414-0510. FOR SALE: 300m Henry's Ball Joints. Upper and lower sets. Polished Brand New, Never used. $1,200.00 (760) 741-5089. FOR SALE: Toyota 4AG Class 10 Motor: Top Line Fat Performance. Prepped by Toyota factory engineers. 1 race since total rebuild. New JE pis-tons & rings, valves/valve job, Web-Cams, clutch & pressure plate, bear-ings/seals. Includes Electromotive ig-nition, power steering pump, spare 100 amp alternator, Modine radiator &fan. $7,000.00 (310) 787-5613. . .. .J. FOR SALE: New Class 7 Ford Splash, best of everything, everything new, Cone 9", Big Kendall shocks by-pass, Fox bumps, built moter by Ed Hale, Dry-sump oil, Barry Grant carbs, Howe steering, Ram, National spring, too much to list. SCORE ready. Craig Stuart prepped (619) 466-7879. FOR SALE: Class 2 two seater Raceco. Race ready, fresh 2886 FAT motor, new trans, new Yokohamqs, Parker Pumper. All Fox shocks, $20,000.00 obo. ALSO have multiple trailers, (909) 279-8344. January 1998 ·FOR SALE: 1-1600 Desert Short-Course Car-Adjustable front & rear-combo arms & spindles-New suspen-sions unltd. Trailing arms - 6 Fox Shox w/reservoirs-Power steering-New Centerlines w/Bead Locks-New Bus Box fuel cell-Paint-many wins-Glen Helen, Perris, spare wheels-tires-$4,800.00 (520) 777-0494 days, 520 778-9618 eves. FOR SALE: CLASS 1-1600 Race Ready, Built and maintained by PBA MOTOR SPORTS. 1996 & 1997 VORRA class champion. Best of Everything, FOX, Beard Super Seat, power steering, Wright, Suspension Unlimited Arms, Fuel Safe, Ump Fil-ter, Summer Bros. Drive axles, Pre-cision Alloy Stubs and flanges. Sway-A-Way front springs, PBA engine and trans. $9,000.00 firm. Arden (209) 836-9468. FOR SALE: 1972 FORD BRONCO, SCORE Class 3, street legal, strong 351, well built & proven, quarter eliptical, 4 link Kusters and Bilsteins, new yellow paint, will send photos & help w/shipping. Shaun . @ or (310) 412-6942 FORSALE: l-1600Provencompeti-tor. Suspensions Unlimited front and rear suspension. Carters gear box, tool racing motor. All the best parts, days (909) 866-4686, weekends and nights (909) 585-8939. $8,500.00 obo. FOR SALE: Kuster Shocks; 2" x 1 O" w/coil over kit and reservoirs. Fresh rebuilt $500.00 for both. Firm! (714) 6425158. LOST 3 TIRES at Last MDR Thanksgiving 250 Race. 2 are Firestone A TX Radial 23.35xl2.50x15 and 1 GOOD-YEAR Wrangler AT 35xl2.50x15. "REW ARD" Call Poor Boyz Racing (760) 256-7017. WANTED: Single 48 Dellorto carb. Setup. Must be new & complete! (Type 1) (916) 428-2845. FORSALE: 1992YAMAHAYZ80, One owner, great shape, runs great, very fast, forced to sell, will deliver, current green sticker, professionally maintained, all stock, hand guards, and owners manual. $1,200 OBO or will trade for bigger bike ( 125 or 250cc)! (562) 421-0978. FOR SALE: Chromoly Steel SS Class 900, Parker Pumper, Wright Rack, Radios, DJ trans, Beard Seat, Fresh-ened Engine. Lots of Parts: Spindles, Drums, Tires, Shocks, Beams, Axles, Spring Plates, Everything to go Race ... 95 Champion $7,500.00 (760) 247-4653 Dennis. FOR SALE: 93 Jimco 2 seat Unlim- . ited car. Fresh type 1-2180 Motor, Hewland Bus Box, Fox coilover Front end, Summer Bros, Sway-A-Way, Ump, Wright, Fuel Safe, Mastercraft, 930c.v.s, 3x3 Jimco rear arms, Yoko-hamas, Centerlines, Some spares, Race ready, Call John (760) 337-6108. FOR SALE: OFF ROAD PARA-DISE. Recreational cabin on 2 1/2 acres, ride off road from ft. door. 2 1/ 2 hrs. fromS.D./L.A. $8,950.00 (805) 382-1161. FOR SALE: 1989 Raceco 2-1600, SCORE legal, Major 'Motor, Mendeola Trans, FODFAB Arms/ Spindles, Fox Shox, SAW Tbars/ Lsprings; 181 drums/stub axles, UMP PS, Wright R&P, Heims, Jamar shifter, Pumper, Flameout, CNC, C.v. 930s., Centerlines w/Yokoha-mas, Mastercraft/Beard. $10,500.00 oboGeorge (915) 857-2293 after6:30 .m. FOR SALE: 1600 Chromoly front beam w/1.arge adjusters, Sway-A-Way Heavy duty springs and bushings . Woods arms, stock length. A give a way at $500.00. ALSO front and rear 1600 drum brake setup $100.00. . ALSO Bilsteins shocks 10"12"14" travel $50.00 each. (253) 584-5857, Wash. FOR SALE: 1-1600 Mirage-The Best of Everything. The Fastest Single Seat 1600 in the Desert. Next year will be the fastest · 1600 with the restriction plate change. 3rd in SCORE True Grit winner. Finished every mile or every race in the SCORE 97 series. READY TO RACE $20,000.00 Spares, Negotiable. Brian Maginnis (562) 630-5896. FOR SALE: 1989 Raceco-Two seater Large front beam-Fad arms and spindals-4 wheel disc-928 c.v.s-Fox shocks-complete less engine and trans-set up for 6 cylinder Porsche $12,000. (818) 841-2316. Dusty Times

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FOR SALE: Class 9 Single seat-100% Race Ready! New front end, all new tires. 300 miles on motor, 0 miles on transmission. C&C dual brake mas-ter cylinder, C&C Hydraulic Clutch, New 2 1/2'> shocks, all top quality parts. New Chromed engine, window nets, limit straps, fuel cell. New spare parts, 20 new spare ti spare transmis-sion available. Priced from $4,000 race ready to $6,000 based on op-tions. (909) 350-9218. SHORT COURSE CHEVY: I-Beam 4WD front suspension, Cone Full Floarter 9" in rear, 42 spline axles, Kuster coilovers setup by LeDuc, Fox air bumps, 3 5" Goodyear SODA tires on headlock wheels, 368 cid motor by Ron Hutter, trick aluminum heads, Est. 650hp, Fresh Bill Weigle Racing transmission w/custom torque converter, Borg-Warner transfer case, Auto meter, Mastercraft, Sim-pson, Spares wi•h sale, Possible trans-port trailer! Baja brokers Ref #615 $40,000.00 Complete or $20,000.00 with no motor!! (760) 723-2117. FOR SALE: Vintage single seat Funco: New Mexico class champion 3"x3" rear trailing arms, Sway-A-Way bars, 1 1/4" longer front arms, Combo link big spindles, Wright rack, Six Bilsteins, 1650cc, Close ratio bus trans, Fuel Cell, Beard Seta, Pumper, Simpson Belts, Extra body, $5,500.00 JC @ (505) 452-1885. FOR SALE: Roller Lacore single seat 10/12 Fox, CNC, Summers Bros. Fodrill, Sway-A-Way, Contact Jus-tin (805) 252-1417. SELL IT right here. Up to 4 5 words for only $20, $25 w/pic. Form on pg 61. FOR SALE: SODA Class BS, two races on new motor, one race on new transmission, 1980-1986 body style. $5,000.00 (920) 897-3571. FOR SALE: Pre-runner HighJumper 1835-Mendeola trans, wide beam front end, Parker Pumper, polished Centerlines with bead locks, Fox shocks with reservoir, nice car ready to go $6,500, call (619) 673-1874 work or (760) 744-0683 home, ask for Don. WHITE LIGHTNING SPECIAL: Brian Collins' SODA 1997 Champ Class 13, (Also Class 8 legal), Best of the Best, 700 hp Shaver motor, Spe-cial Hydra-matic, Kuster coilovers, Chrisman rear-end, Awesome main-tenance and fabrication, Baja Brokers Ref #635. ALSO: Dale White's Baja 1000 winning truck, Super bitchin', Bypass shocks, 7 lOhp motor by Shaver, MSD, BFGs on headlocks, "Factory" Chevy, Ultra clean and professionally built, Fresh rebuild! A solid finisher. Ref #634 Support packages available through T earn White Lightning! Both trucks $79,000.00 each. ALSO) available less motor/trans for less??? Call Baja Brokers for package breakdowns at (760) 723-2117. DON-A-VEE BLOW OUT SALE-TROPHY TRUCK: This is the · Winningest Trophy Truck of 1997. 650 hp VB Motor, Kuster coilover shocks all the way around BFGs on headlocks, great spares package. Race support and sponsorship negotiable! Call Baja Brokers Ref #638 $79,900. ALSO CLASS 8: Grand Cherokee 4wd or 2wd built for 1994 SCORE season, 108" Wheelbase with 20" front travel and 26" rear. 580hp Mo-tor, 727 Transmission with billet parts, Coilover Kusters front and rear, Rear-End is fresh and new, 54 gallon Fuel Cell, Tommy Lee power steer-ing, comprehensive spares package. Only race 250 miles and then detailed for a Valvoline show. Call Baja Bro-kers Ref #639 $59,900.00 ALSO: STOCK MINI: Factory built by Don-A-Vee Racing, 4wd, Awesome Rally/ Raid vehicle, call for more informa-tion. Baja Brokers Ref #643 $39,900.00. (760) 723-2117. NEW LISTING-JIMCO CLASS 5: This car is complete minus transaxle 2853cc Lee Leighton Type 4 motor, Dual 48mm webers, Estimated 230hp, Fox Coilover Front End, 16' Travel, Fox shocks in the rear, Fox Air Bumps, Summers Bros. Outboard Hubs, 24" Travel, Good Solid Car! Baja Brokers Ref #629 $25,000.00 (760) 723-2117. INDEX To Advertisers Baker Performance Products ....................... 47 Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Orleans Hotels .......................................... 15 Bilstein Corp of America ............................. 2, 5 Cactus Racing ............................................... 52 Carrera Photo ...............•............................... 63 Dusty Times .................................................. 34 Ellis Desert Racing Championships .............. 39 Fast Wheels .................................................. 45 FAT Performance ......................................... 51 Fortin Transaxles ......................................... 3D Fox Racing Shox ........................................... 11 Fresh Air Systems ........................................ 35 Fudpucker Racing Team ........•...................... 41 Fuel Sale Racing Cells .................................. 46 German Auto ..........................•...................... 17 Golden Nugget -Laughlin ............................. 20 Harrah's Laughlin Casino & Hotel ................ 51 Hypercoils ..................................................... 49 Darnen Jefferies ........................................... 30 KC Hilites ...........................•...•...................... 23 Kawaguchi Honda ...................•..................... 37 King Shock Tech ........................................... 40 Leiner/Penhall .......................•...................... 55 Laughlin Desert Challenge ........................... 13 McKenzie Performance Products ................. 16 Mojave Desert Racing .................... Back Cover Nevada Off Road Buggy .........•..................... 45 Pace Motorsports ................................... 26, 27 PCI Race Radios and Equipment ..................... 4 Pike's Family Restaurant ............................. 43 Premier Racing Products .............................. 24 Race Ready Products .................................... 54 SNORE .......................................................... 19 Summit ......................................................... 31 Sway-A-Way Corp ........................................... 7 Terrible Herbst .......................•.................... 8, 9 Trailmaster ................................................... 53 Transaxle Engineering ........•...•..................... 49 Tri-Mil Industries .......................................... 25 Unocal 76 Racing Fuel .................................. 50 Valley Performance ...................................... 12 Web-Cam ...................................................... 44 Weld Racing ............................•..................... 29 Yarnell Specialties ....................................... 28 1998 OFF-ROAD RACING CALENDAR $10.00 EACH PLUS $2.95 FOR SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEATURING ROBBY GORDON, IVAN STEWART LARRY ROESELER, CURT LE DUC, THE HERBSTS AND MORE! MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO: CARRERA PHOTOGRAPHY P.O. BOX 306 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92648 NAME ______________________ _ ADDRESS ____________________ _ CITY _________ STATE ___ ZIP CODE ____ _ PHONE NUMBER ---------------NUMBER OF CALENDARS ORDERED ___ X $10.00 = ___ _ SHIPPING & HANDLING+ $2.95 TOTAL DUE$ _______ _ VISA/MASTERCARD# ___________ EXPIRATION DATE ____ _ PLEASE ALLOW 2 TO 3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY Dusty Times January 1998 Page 63 <i

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